Orleans County, New York

Obits - FA - FL

SURNAMES: FABINIAK, FAIRMAN, FANCHER, FARLEY, FARNHAM, FARNSWORTH, FARR, FARRAHER, FARRELL, FAY, FEARBY, FEARY, FEE, FEENEY, FELLER, FELLOWS, FELTZ, FERGUSON, FERMOIL, FERRI, FERRIN, FERRIS, FERRY, FETTY, FIEGL, FIERITZ, FILER, FINK, FINN, FIRTH, FISCHER, FISH, FISHBAUGH, FISHER, FISK, FITCH, FITZGERALD, FITZGIBBONS, FLAGG, FLAGLER, FLANDERS, FLANNERY, FLATT, FLATTERY, FLEMING, FLETCHER, FLOOD, FLOWERS, FLUGEL, FLUHRER & FLYNN

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FABINIAK

ANTHONY FABINIAK (1886 - 17 Apr 1958)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Fri., April 18, 1958
Surnames: FABINIAK

Buffalo police said today the death of a Medina man seen kneeling beside the New York Central Railroad tracks yesterday was ruled officially a suicide. The man, Anthony FABINIAK, 71, whose address was listed as 186 Glenwood Ave., Medina, was crushed beneath a passenger train in Cheektowaga. No relatives are known here. It was confirmed that the man worked at the A. L. Swett Iron Wks. from 1943 to 1956 and was retired, living on social security since that time.


Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, May 5, 1958

‘letters to administer his estate’
lists one nephew, Peter FABINIAK of Cheektowaga, also a brother and sister in Poland, believed deceased.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 27 Aug 2002

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FAIRMAN

DR. CHARLES E. FAIRMAN (28 Dec 1856 - 27 Dec 1934)

Newspaper: unknown
Surnames: FAIRMAN, WARREN

Charles E. FAIRMAN Stricken Suddenly; Widely Known as Mycologist

LYNDONVILLE, Dec. 28. - Dr. Charles E. FAIRMAN, one of Lyndonville's best known and beloved physicians, died suddenly at 2:45 o’clock Thursday afternoon of a heart attack. He had been in good health up to the time of the attack. His death is mourned by hundreds here and in surrounding localities, not only on account of his personality and skill as a physician, but because of the man himself. Seldom has a vacancy caused such universal sorrow in this territory.

Born in the town of Yates, Dec. 28, 1856, Dr. FAIRMAN was to be honored today at a dinner in celebration of his 78th birthday. He was the son of the late Prof. and Mrs. Charles E. FAIRMAN.

Entering the senior class of the University of Rochester at the age of 16, Dr. Fairman was the youngest graduate the university ever turned out. He was graduated from that institution in 1873 with an A. M. degree and received his M. D. degree when he was graduated from Shuitliff college, Hamilton, Ill., in 1877. Dr. FAIRMAN was a member of several medical societies and a writer for a number of medical periodicals. He achieved world wide renown as a mycologist, with a collection of 23,000 various fungus, and was noted as an authority on a great many of the plants.

On Feb. 5, 1878, he married Miss Lois WARREN, who died Aug. 23, 1912. He took an active interest in town affairs for many years. He was a member of Yates lodge, F. & A. M., and of Yates Baptist church.

Dr. FAIRMAN is survived by one sister, Miss Alice FAIRMAN of Lyndonville, and a nephew, Prof. Charles E. FAIRMAN of Williamstown, Mass. Funeral services will be held in the home, 55 South Main street, Sunday afternon at 2 o’clock. The Rev. James E. Naylor will officiate. Burial will be in Lynhaven Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Drs. David E. Fraser, Lyndonville; A. I. Eggleston, Waterport; Donald F. MacDonnell, Medina; George F. Rogan, Medina; L. A. Waters, Medina, and C. H. Thomas, Middleport.

(taken from the scrapbooks of Theda Powley Millis, Waterport)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 12 Jan 2004

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FANCHER

EMMA J. SISSON FANCHER ( - 29 Mar 1909)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs., 1 Apr 1909
Surnames: FANCHER

The funeral of Mrs. Emma FANCHER, who died at the State Hospital in Rochester Monday, occurred Monday, the burial being at Bates Road Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 11 Jun 2007


HILDA IRENE HAYES FANCHER (15 Dec 1897 - 12 Nov 1940)

Newspaper: The Orleans Republican, Albion; Wed. Nov 13, 1940
Surnames: FANCHER, HAYES, TAEBLE

Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon at McNall’s mortuary for Mrs. Archie FANCHER of Albion, who died Saturday in a Jamestown hospital, where she had been ill for a short time. The Rev. Ward B. Hurlburt, pastor of Albion Baptist Church, of which she was a member, officiated at the rites. Burial took place at Mt. Albion Cemetery. Mrs. FANCHER, the former Hilda Irene HAYES, was born Dec. 15, 1897 in Albion to Orvill Hayes, who originated in Oswego, and Martha TAEBLE HAYES, native Briton. She leaves her husband; her mother, an Albion resident, and two brothers, Douglas HAYES of Albion and Clyde HAYES of Rochester. She belonged to West Albion Home Bureau.

Submitted by: Mark Rustay Feb 17, 2002

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FARLEY

THOMAS FARLEY (23 Jan 1844 - 3 May 1923)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 5/4/1923
Surnames: FARLEY, TOWNSAND, COOPER, SWIFT

The death of Thomas FARLEY, one of the older residents of Medina, occurred at the family home on Park Avenue at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Death folIowed a long illness. The deceased was born in Ireland but has resided in Medina the greater part of his life. He was well known, having for many years followed the profession of nurse.

The late Mr. FARLEY has surviving him his wife (Cora), one son, Raymond, a brother, John FARLEY of Buffalo, and three sisters, Mrs. Henry TOWNSEND of Portland, Oregon; Mrs. Robert COOPER of Buffalo, and Mrs. Elizabeth SWIFT of Tonawanda.

Services will be held from his late home on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Medina Lodge F. & A.M., of which organization Mr. FARLEY was a member, will conduct the Masonic service. Rev. J. J. Allen of the First Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be at Millville Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Dec 19, 2001

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FARNHAM

SOPHIA E. FALLA FARNHAM (1870 - 20 Feb 1916)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 24 Feb 1916, from column "About The County"
Surnames: FARNHAM, FALLA
Mrs. William FARNHAM, of Albion, aged 45, died Sunday in a Rochester hospital where she had submitted to four operations within a week.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 21 Apr 2014

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DAVID FARNHAM (11 Feb 1840 - 22 May 1917)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 31 May 1917 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: FARNHAM

The remains of David FARNHAM, who died at the home of his son, in Rochester, was brought to Albion for burial Thursday afternoon. Mr. FARNHAM was 78 years of age and for a number of years conducted a business store in Albion. His boyhood days were spent in Medina.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 29 May 2006

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FARNSWORTH

ALBERT A. FARNSWORTH (1877 - 24 Apr 1950)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Tues., April 25, 1950
Surnames: FARNSWORTH, DOWNEY, HOWARD, REED, PARKER, HOYT, NORTON

Albion - Albert A. FARNSWORTH, 72, a native of Oakfield and a former postmaster and hardware store proprietor there many years died yesterday at the Arnold Gregory Memorial Hospital, here after a brief illness. He had been a resident here for more than 25 years.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Marjorie DOWNEY FARNSWORTH, Albion; a daughter, Mrs. Grace HOWARD of Chicago; and two sons, Bruce E. FARNSWORTH of Rochester and Harold A. FARNSWORTH of Albion; five sisters, Mrs. I. Clare REED and Mrs. H. Bert PARKER of Oakfield, Miss Edna A. FARNSWORTH and Mrs. J. Herbert HOYT of New York City and Mrs. Avis NORTON of Greensport, L.I.; a brother, William FARNSWORTH of Oakfield and two granddaughters.

Funeral services are to be held at the Merrill Funeral Home at 134 East State Street, Albion, with the Rev. Vincent Browne of Albion Christ Episcopal Church, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 7 May 2002


LOTT FARSWORTH (May 1844 - 29 Oct 1900)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 1 Nov 1900
Surnames: FARNSWORTH

Lott FARNSWORTH, a prominent citizen of Holley, died suddenly at his home in that village Monday evening. The cause of death was heart disease. Deceased was about sixty years of age, and is survived by his widow and one son.

(Interment in Hillside Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 20 Feb 2010

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FARR

LAURA A. WAITE FARR (29 Apr 1822 - 22 Nov 1911)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 30 Nov 1911 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: FARR, CHURCH, WAITE

Mrs. Laura FARR, aged 89 years, died on the 22d inst., at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles CHURCH, near Albion. She is survived also by two sons - Stuart FARR, of West Shelby, and Lyman FARR, of Canada. The funeral occurred Friday, Rev. M. Bell, of Knowlesville, officiating.

(Interment in Millville Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 14 Feb 2006


NETTIE FLORENCE HATCH FARR (1862 - 4 Apr 1908)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 9 Apr 1908
Surnames: FARR, HATCH

Mrs. State FARR, wife of a well known farmer, of West Shelby, died at their home Saturday night after a long illness, at the early age of 45 years. Besides her husband she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Louise HATCH of this place and one brother, Louis HATCH, of Niagara Falls. Funeral services were held on Tuesday. Interment at Millville Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 11 Jun 2002

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FARRAHER

THOMAS FARRAHER (1841 - 4 Apr 1898)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs., 7 Apr 1898
Surnames: FARRAHER

The death of Thomas FARRAHER occurred early Monday morning at his home on North avenue. His age was fifty-seven years.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 21 Jan 2008

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FARRELL

JAMES FARRELL (18 Aug 1862 - 7 Mar 1917)

Newspaper: The Medina Daily Journal, 3/7/1917
Surnames: FARRELL, BALE

Mr. James FARRELL died at his home, 138 Hedley street, this noon. He was born in the town of Yates and had been employed by the A. L. Swett Foundry Company, and was hurt the 18th of December by having a piece of pig iron fall on him. He died of carving paralysis.

He is survived by his wife (Lena); one daughter, Mrs. Harry BALE; and one son, Jay FARRELL, of this place; one sister, Miss Julia FARRELL, of Pittsburg. Funeral announcements will be made later.


Newspaper: The Medina Daily Journal, 3/8/1917

The funeral of the late James FARRELL will be held Saturday morning at nine o'clock at St. Mary’s church. Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Jan 22, 2002


JOHN FARRELL ( - 4 Apr 1910)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Tues., April 5, 1910
Surnames: FARRELL, FOSTER

The body of John Farrell, who died at Auburn, N. Y., yesterday, will be brought here tomorrow and taken to the home of his brother on West avenue. The funeral will take place from St. Mary's Church on Thursday morning at nine o'clock with burial at St. Mary's cemetery.

Deceased was a former resident of this place and leaves to mourn his loss, besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. FARRELL, five brothers, Thomas, Joseph and William, of this place, and James and Michael, of Auburn, and one sister, Mrs. Stanley FOSTER, of Rochester.

(Note: Parents: William FARRELL & Margaret. No record of this burial in St. Mary's Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Mar 1, 2002


THOMAS PATRICK FARRELL (Mar 1876 - 19 Oct 1930)
BERNARD STANLEY FARRELL (1912 - 19 Oct 1930)
DWIGHT J. CLUTE (6 Apr 1892 - 19 Oct 1930)

Newspaper: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Tuesday Oct 21, 1930
Surnames: FARRELL, COLE, CLUTE, STANDISH, STROUSE, RUSH

Plan Funeral Rites for Three Medinans, Grade Crash Victims
Medina, Oct. 20--Funeral services have been arranged for the three Medinans killed when their automobile was struck by a train at the Gwinn Street crossing yesterday. This tragedy brings the total of deaths in Medina during the past 24 hours to eight.

Funeral services for Thomas FARRELL, 54, instantly killed Sunday night when struck by a westbound freight train will be held from St Mary's Church, Thursday at 3 o'clock. He leaves his wife; one son, Carl and two daughters, Atdelis, at home, and Mrs. Charles COLE of Medina.

Funeral services for Stanley FARRELL, 18, son of Thomas FARRELL, who died following Sunday night's accident will be held from St Mary's Church Thursday at (? unable to read) o'clock.

Last rites for Dwight CLUTE, 38, killed instantly last night when the car in which he was riding with the Farrells, was struck by a train will be held from the home in Roseland Avenue Wednesday at 2:30 o'clock. He leaves his wife and daughter, Dorothy, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Victor STANDISH of Medina, Mrs. Harry STROUSE of Lockport and Mrs. Henry RUSH of Albion and one brother, Fred CLUTE of Medina.

(The FARRELLS were interred in St. Mary’s Cemetery
Clute was interred in Millville Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 19 May 2010


WILLIAM FARRELL (1853 - 7 Jan 1917)

Newspaper: Medina Dailey Journal, 1/8/1917
Surnames: FARRELL, CAJACOB, BOYLAND, MORIARTY, HARRINGTON

Word was received here Sunday evening of the death of William FARRELL at his home in Toledo, Ohio. The remains will be brought to Medina Tuesday morning and taken to the home of his step-daughter, Mrs. Mary MORIARTY, on Ann street.

He leaves to mourn their loss, his widow; three step-daughters, Mrs. Anna? CAJACOB, of Toledo, Ohio, Mrs. Catherine BOYLAND, Mrs. Mary Moriarty, one step-son, Simon HARRINGTON; one brother, James FARRELL, all of this place; and one sister, Miss Julia FARRELL, of Pittsford, N. Y.

The funeral services will be held Wednesday morning, at 9 o’clock from St. Mary's church. Interment in St. Mary’s cemetery.


Newspaper: Medina Dailey Journal, 1/10/1917
Bearers: ARNOLD, ROGERS, BARCHELL, BURKE, MACKERY, CHRISTY

The funeral of the late William FARRELL was held this morning at nine o'clock from St. Mary's church, Rev. Thomas F. Gleason officiating. Interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery. The bearers were: Messrs. Thomas Arnold, Patrick Rogers, Joseph Barchell, Jr., Richard Burke, John Mackey, and James Christy.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Jan 14, 2002


WILLIAM J. FARRELL (18 Apr 1896 - 15 May 1930)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, May 15, 1930
Surnames: FARRELL

The death of William J. FARRELL occurred at two-thirty o’clock this morning after a brief illness of typhoid fever, aged 35 years. He is survived by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. William FARRELL of East Center street, his wife and daughter Phylis. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at St. Mary’s Church.

The deceased was a prominent young man of Medina, respected by all and valued employee of the Niagara, Lockport & Ontario Power Company, with whom he held a very responsible position. He was a member of the Medina Lodge of Elks, the American Legion, the Knights of Columbus and the Holy Name Society. Of a most quiet demenor, a likeable personality, he made everyone his friend, and that is a trait quite rare. Medina can ill afford to lose such citizens as William J. Farrell, and may the example of his life be a beacon to others.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Feb 10, 2002

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FAY

MARY CULLEN FAY (1853 - 21 Aug 1913)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 28 Aug 1913
Surnames; FAY, CRAMER, CULLEN

Mrs. Mary FAY, of this place, was found dead at her home on Catherine street Thursday evening last when her brother, Edward CULLEN, and a neighbor, who had become anxious as a result of not seeing her for the past few days, forced an entrance and saw her lifeless body. Heart disease is supposed to have caused the death. She was born in Medina sixty years ago. Besides her brother she leaves three sisters, Mrs. Thomas CRAMER, of Shelby Basin, Miss Josephine CULLEN and Miss Agnes CULLEN, both of Medina.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 7 Jul 2008


MARY HORAN FAY (1870 - 11 Feb 1950)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., Feb. 13, 1950
Surnames; FAY, KEOGH, HORAN, TRELOAR

Mrs. Joseph FAY, Sr., daughter of the late John and Julia KEOGH HORAN, died at her home, 503 Ann St., suddenly Saturday evening. Born on the Horan Rd., in Medina, she has lived here her entire lifetime.

She is surived by one daughter, Mrs. T. Royson TRELOAR of New York City; one son, Joseph T. FAY of Wilmington, Delaware; one sister, Miss Margaret HORAN, and three grandchildren. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church.

Services will be held Wednesday morning from her late home at 8:30 and at 9 o'clock at St. Mary’s Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined, the family announces.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 30 Apr 2002

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FEARBY

MARY SMITH FEARBY (28 Mar 1887 - 24 Jan 1916)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs. 27 Jan 1916
Surnames; FEARBY, SMITH
Seldom has the sympathies of the people of our community been roused to greater degree, than on the occasion of the death of Mary Smith FEARBY, Monday afternoon, January 24, of pneumonia, aged 28 years. She was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. SMITH. Beside her parents, she leaves her husband (John H.), one son and four daughters, one an infant, five days old, to mourn the departure of the loved one.

(Interment in Millville Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 21 Apr 2014


STANLEY C. FEARBY (28 Feb 1890 - 15 Jun 1928)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 21 Jun 1928
Surnames; FEARBY, MUNDION, SCHISLER, NEAL, NORTON, AMES, RYAN, STAHL

Stanley C. FEARBY passed away at his home early Friday morning after a brief illness of pneumonia. He was born February 28, 1890, on the farm now owned and occupied by Silas Culver and has lived his entire life in E. Shelby. On June 18, 1913, he was united in marriage to Maude May MUNDION by the Rev. J. S. Fleming. To this marriage one daughter was born, who survives him, Doris Mae.

Stanley was shy and unassuming, and few knew how many acts of kindness he performed so quietly did he go about on his mission of mercy, but many there are who remember the many times their way was made smooth and their burdens easier to bear because of his thoughtfulness. He was a good neighbor always ready and willing to help in time of trouble and always rejoicing over the good fortune of his friends. His going leaves a void in the hearts and lives of E. Shelby community. His memory will live ever green with those who knew and loved him.

He leaves beside his widow, Maude M. FEARBY, one small daughter, Doris Mae, his mother, Mrs. Martha FEARBY, seven sisters, Mrs. Stella SCHISLER of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Ruth NEAL, of Millville, Mrs. May NORTON, of Alabama, Mrs. Una AMES, of Lockport, Mrs. Grace RYAN, of Rochester, Mrs. Anna STAHL, of Niagara Falls, and Mrs. Pearl FEARBY of Buffalo and one brother John FEARBY, many nieces and nephews and grand-niece’s and grand-nephew’s and a host of friends who feel that he, like Paul, “has fought a good fight, has finished the course and has kept the faith” and that surely henceforth there is laid up for him a crown of righteousness.

The funeral was held at his home Monday afternoon at two o’clock, Rev. A. R. Bloomfield, officiating. Burial at Millville Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 13 Nov 2006

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FEARY

LAURA MATILDA FEARY (1856 - 9 May 1928)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 10 May 1928
Surnames; FEARY, CULVER

After a long illness Mrs. James FEARY, sister-in-law of Mrs. Edward CULVER, died at a Rochester hospital Wednesday morning at 6 o'clock. The remains were brought to the home of Mrs. CULVER last evening from which place the funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock, with interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 6 Jun 2005

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FEE

HENRY FEE (Aug 1867 - July 1908)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 9 Jul 1908 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames; FEE, MURPHY

Henry FEE, survived by his wife (Catherine MURPHY) and two children and two brothers, all of Clarendon, is dead at Holley, aged 40 years.

(Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 21 Feb 2006


(infant) FEE ( - 5 Jun 1900)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 7 Jun 1900
Surnames; FEE

FEE - The infant child of Owen FEE, of South Main street, died on Tuesday.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 27 Aug 2007

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FEENEY

RODGER J. FEENEY (1858 - 21 May 1911)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 1 Jun 1911 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames; FEENEY

Remains of Roger J. FEENEY, a native of Albion, who died recently in St. Louis, Mo., were brought to Albion for burial. He was 53 years old.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 14 Feb 2006

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FELLER

FRANCES DOWD FELLER (Aug 1893 - 26 Oct 1958)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Mon., Oct. 27, 1958
Surnames; FELLER, DOWD, COLLINS

Mrs. Frances FELLER, 65, of 308 Eagle St. died yesterday morning in Medina Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was born in Medina, the daughter of the late Frank and Emma DOWD, and had lived here her entire lifetime. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church.

Mrs. FELLER is survived by her husband, Louis, at home; one son, Edward; one granddaughter, Mary Evelyn FELLER; one sister, Mrs. Anna COLLINS of Cleveland, Ohio.

Friends will be received at the Cleary Funeral Home, Park Ave., where a prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday and a funeral mass at 9:30 at St. Mary’s Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 13 Jan 2003

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FELLOWS

MERTIE FULLER FELLOWS (21 Mar 1885 - 4 Jul 1952)

Newspaper: (probably) The Medina Daily Journal; dated Mon., 7 July 1952

Surnames; FELLOWS, FULLER, SEARLES, ROLFE

Lyndonville - Mrs. Thomas FELLOWS, 67 died at the summer cottage of her brother-in-law and sister, the Rev. and Mrs. J. Wesley SEARLES at Canandaigua early July 4th after an illness of several months. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in the Smythe Funeral Home. Mr. SEARLES, who is minister to the Methodist Church in Arcade, conducted the services, assisted by the Rev. Richard Billingsley of the Lyndonville Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Lynhaven Cemetery.

Mrs. FELLOWS, nee Mertie FULLER, was born March 21, 1885, one of the family of five children born to Herbert *Fellows and his wife Margaret Rolfe *Fellows. After her higher education was completed, she taught school. In July 1917 she was united in marriage to Thomas Fellows who preceded her in death in 1949. Since that time she has spent the winters with the Rev. and Mrs. SEARLES. Mrs. FELLOWS was member of the Presbyterian Church and the Worthwhile Class. She was a long-time member of the Literary and Historical Club.

Surviving besides her sister are several nieces. A number of relatives and friends came from away to attend the funeral services among whom were a group of members from the Methodist Church at Arcade.

(NOTE: The surname of *Mrs. Fellows’ parents is incorrectly listed above as FELLOWS. Their surname was FULLER.)

(from records of the late Genevieve Smythe, of the Smythe Funeral Home, Lyndonville)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 16 Dec 2005


THOMAS FELLOWS (18 May 1863 - 31 Aug 1949)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Wed., Aug. 31, 1949

Surnames; FELLOWS, McMILLAN, NEWTON, GLENN, FULLER, MbrLLIS, SEARLES

Lyndonville - Thomas FELLOWS, 86, died early this morning at his home, North Main St., after an illness of several months. He was born in the Town of Yates, May 18, 1863, the son of Robert and Mary McMILLAN FELLOWS. He was married to Miss Mertie FULLER in 1917. Mr. FELLOWS was engaged in farming all his life and was active until about two years ago and resided in his present home for about 35 years.

He is survived by his wife; three nieces, Miss Florence FELLOWS, Mrs. Roy NEWTON, both of Lyndonville, and Mrs. Grover GLENN of Indian Rock, Fla.; one nephew, Carl MILLIS of Waterport, and several cousins.

Services will be held Friday at 3 p. m. from the Smythe Funeral Home, with Dr. J. Wesley SEARLES of Lima, president of Genesee Junior College, a brother-in-law, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Thomas TIGHE of the local Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Lynhaven Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 3 Jun 2002

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FELTZ

LAURA HOLT FELTZ (1887 - 28 Feb 1959)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., March 2, 1959
Surnames; FELTZ, CIELEWICH, HOLT, WILCOX, MUFFORD, ANDREWS

Mrs. Laura FELTZ, 71, died Saturday morning in Medina Memorial Hospital after an illness of several weeks. She was born in Wassau, Wisc., and had lived in Medina for the past thirty-eight years. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church.

Surviving are two sons, Bernard and Jack, and one daughter, Mrs. Donald CIELEWICH, all of Medina; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Also, three brothers, Edward HOLT of Brockville, Gilbert and Ernest HOLT of Buffalo: three sisters, Mrs. Lillian WILCOX and Mrs. Stella MUFFORD of Brockport and Mrs. Gertrude ANDREWS of Albion.

Friends will be received at the Cleary Funeral Home, Park Ave., where a prayer service will be conducted at nine o’clock tomorrow morning, followed at 9:30 by a funeral mass at St. Mary’s Church. Burial will be in Holley (Hillside Cemetery).

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 7 Oct 2002

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FERGUSON

JESSIE FELLOW FERGUSON (1861 - 15 Jun 1938)

Newspaper: Albion Advertiser, Friday 17 Jun 1938, Page 7
Surnames; FERGUSON, FELLOWS, MILLIS

Mrs. Jessie FELLOWS FERGUSON, sister of Thomas FELLOWS of Lyndonville and Mrs. Sarah MILLIS of Waterport, died Wednesday in Lockport, aged 77 years.

Submitted by: Richard Callard Feb 4, 2002


JOHN FERGUSON (11 Jul 1811 - 27 Sep 1891)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs. 8 Oct 1891
Surnames; FERGUSON, GRIEVE, PARDY, JOHNSTONE, McNAUGHTON

Gathered to his Father's, September 27, 1891.-John FERGUSON.

And all his days were eighty years, two months and sixteen days: and he died. "Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day is Israel!" ''And all the people wept." As King David and all the people wept for Abner, so pastor and people mourn this day for a good man fallen in our midst: a man of humble, retiring disposition, weak through the infirmities of age, yet "strong in the Lord and in the power of his might;" his works do follow him and the influence of his genuine Christian character will outlive time. We can pay no more eloquent tribute to our friend than that paid by strong men who looked upon his face, calm in God's peace, and turned away in silence with eyes blinded with tears, and grief too deep for utterance.

It needs no pen to portray his virtues or his failings. Half a century gives ample time for a man to become known in a community, and when death closes a well rounded life, no eulogy can add to or detract from his character. His inner life was best known and felt in the bosom of his family, as Divine grace transformed heart and life, making his daily living so quiet that only those who saw most of it knew its sweetness; and the beautiful peace which crowned his tears rests, a halo of glory, over the stricken household. A friend writes: "I can hardly think of the familiar home without his kind face and hearty welcome, but his has been a long life well spent and he will not go home empty handed." No man loved his earthly home better than he, and yet his last words were, "I want to go home"-so close were his weary feet treading upon the grave, and knowing that "here have we no continuing city," he "desired a better country, that is a heavenly" and believed that "to depart and be with Christ is far better."

John Ferguson was born in Moffat, Dumfrieshire, Scotland, July 11, 1811, and came to America in 1834, making the voyage in a sailing vessel in four weeks. He settled in Medina where he lived fifty-seven years and remained faithful to his trade, shoemaking; he occupied successively, shops on East Center street, the present site of Bent's Opera House, Brown Block on South Main street, and the shop near the post office, which he owned and occupied for twenty years. He was twice burned out.

January 7, 1841, he married Miss Jessie Grieve, of Perry, N.Y., who was born at Selcoth, near Moffat, Scotland. He was not in public life, but as a charitable and law abiding citizen was respected by all. He was for many years an elder in the Presbyterian church, a thorough lover of the bible, more than bearing the test of a scotchman by his ability to repeat the twenty third psalm, for beside most of the Psalms he could repeat many other portions of the Scriptures. After six weeks of suffering from heart failure, death came quickly at 6:35 Sunday evening; just as the people were gathering for worship, the soul left it's earthly tabernacle to sing God's praises among the saints in Paradise.

Mr. Ferguson left a wife and one daughter, Miss Jessie, and two sisters, Miss Mary Ferguson of Rochester, and Mrs. S. G. Pardy, of Medina, Mr. William, Mr. George and Miss Marion Grieve, of Perry, N.Y., Mrs. _. _. Johnstone, of New York, and Senator McNaughton, of Rochester, attended the funeral which was held from his late residence on West street at 8:30 p.m., September 29. He was buried in Boxwood, beside his brother, Henry, who died seven years ago and whose loss he never ceased to mourn, for as David loved Jonathan "he loved him, as he loved his own soul."

"Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like a shock of corn cometh in his season." The promise is fulfilled. He has gone to his reward, leaving to his family that which is better than great riches - good name. Mark, the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace."
A Friend

(Interment in Boxwood Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 1 Feb 2010


MARGARET KIPP FERGUSON (1806 - 7 Jul 1881)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs. 14 Jul 1881
Surnames; FERGUSON, ECKERT, GILBERT, KIPP

Margaret, wife of Henry FERGUSON, of this place, died very suddenly on the evening of the 7th inst. with heart disease. Mrs. FERGUSON, although afflicted for sometime with the malady which caused her death, was in her usual health until a few hours previous to the call which summoned her to the better land. The deceased was daughter of the late Jacob A. KIPP and sister of Mrs. B. A . GILBERT. She was married to Mr. FERGUSON, who survives her, in 1871, and leaves a son, Dr. J. K. ECKERT, by a former husband. Her age was 75 years. The funeral services were held at the residence of the family on Center St., on Saturday afternoon last, Rev. Mr. Countername preaching the sermon, and the remains were deposited in Boxwood Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 20 Jan 2011


S. A. FERGUSON ( - 23 Nov 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 16 Dec 1915 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames; FERGUSON

S. A. FERGUSON, formerly a resident of Holley, was murdered on November 23d in Yakima, Was., where he had resided about ten years.

(Note: This may be a Seth FERGUSON born 1868 but cannot be sure)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 7 May 2006

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FERMOIL

JOHN MICHAEL FERMOIL (18 Jan 1866 - 17 May 1951)

Newspaper: (probably) The Medina Daily Journal; dated 18 May 1951
Surnames: FERMOIL, CONLEY, SMITH

Lyndonville - John Michael FERMOIL, died in Medina Memorial Hospital yesterday afternoon shortly after 5 p. m. He had been a patient there for about three days.

Born in Town of Yates Jan. 18, 1866, he was the son of Patrick and Ann CONLEY FERMOIL and was engaged in farming in the Yates area most of his lifetime until about 10 years ago. Since that time he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Floyd SMITH, North Lyndonville Rd. He was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church here and had been a member of the Maccabees.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs SMITH, and several nieces and nephews. His wife died in May 1921. A prayer service is scheduled Monday at 9:30 a. m. at the Smythe Funeral Home and requiem high mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Church at 10 a. m. Burial will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Middleport.

(from records of the late Genevieve Smythe, of the Smythe Funeral Home, Lyndonville)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 16 Dec 2005

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FERRI

MICHAEL FERRI (1861 - 30 Nov 1935)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Register, Mon., 2 Dec 1935
Surnames: FERRI, CAMPANA, CAPPABIONCO, REALE

Michael FERRI, 74, passed away Saturday evening at the residence of his son, Frank, at 205 Star Street. Mr. FERRI had been ill but a short time. He had been a resident of Medina for fifteen years and was in the former employ of S.A. Cook and Company.

The deceased is survived by three sons; Louis, Frank and Samuel of Medina. three daughters; Mrs. Bastiste REALE, Mrs. Alfred CAPPABIONCO, and Mrs. Alfred CAMPANA of Medina, twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild.

The funeral will be from St. Mary's Church Tuesday at 9:00 in the morning. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 6 Sep 2005

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FERRIN

CARLTON H. FERRIN ( - 19 Nov 1957)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Thurs., Nov. 21, 1957
Surnames: FERRIN, KYLE, FERGE, DiLAURA, MULLER, KING

ALBION - Carlton H. FERRIN of Allen Road, Albion, died Tuesday. He leaves four daughters, Mrs. Joseph KYLE and Mrs. Wesley FERGE of Pittsford, Mrs. Cornelius DiLAURA of Albion and Miss Carol FERRIN; two sisters, Mrs. George MULLER of Syracuse and Mrs. Dewey KING Sr. of East Rochester.

Fricnds may call at Hedges Memorial Chapel, University Avenue, Rochester. A funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph’s Church in Livonia Friday at 10 am.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Feb 23, 2002

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FERRIS

CORA BELL COLLINS FERRIS (17 Sep 1878 - 15 Sep 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 16 Sep 1915
Surnames: FERRIS, COLLINS

Mrs. Cora Bell FERRIS, aged 38 years, committed suicide about 9 o'clock yesterday morning in the home of her mother, Mrs. Jerome COLLINS, in Eagle Harbor, where she had always lived. Mrs. FERRIS, who is separated from her husband, has shown symptoms of despondency for several days, and after calling on a neighbor yesterday went home and took carbolic acid.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 7 May 2006


ELECTA PORTER FERRIS (1865 - 14 Nov 1929)

Newspaper: Medina Dailey Journal, 11/14/1929
Surnames: FERRIS, PORTER

Mrs. Electa FERRIS who has made her home with Mrs. Alice Smith of Knowlesville for the past two years passed away this morning at the Albion Memorial hospital where she was taken Wednesday afternoon for treatment. Mrs. FERRIS has been poorly for several weeks but no alarm was felt for her until recently, and her sudden going will come as a shock to her many friends. She was a member of the Knowlesville W.C.T.U., and the Grange, and took an active part in all affairs of the Presbyterian Church. She was the widow of the late A. (Artemus) C. FERRIS of West Albion and had always resided in that vicinity. She leaves two brothers, George A. PORTER of West Albion and Scott J. PORTER of Albion.

(Interment in Union Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Jan 12, 2002


MARY MORSE FERRIS (1811 - 11 Mar 1887)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs. March 16, 1887
Surnames: FERRIS, MORSE, WYMAN

Mrs. Mary MORSE FERRIS died at her home, a mile south of Knowlesville Station, on Friday, March 11, age 75 years.

Mrs. Ferris came into the town of Shelby with her parents sixty-three years ago, and had lived on the farm where she died for over fifty years. She was married to Charles FERRIS in 1829, and united with the old Barre Christian Church the same year, where she retained her membership until the time of her death. Her husband has been dead nineteen years. She was a good woman, a faithful, consistent christian.

She leaves one sister, Mrs. Emily WYMAN, of Millville, four sons, one daughter and numerous relatives and friends to mourn her loss. She had been almost helpless from paralysis for the past two years, and blind since last June.

Her funeral services were held at the residence, on Monday afternoon last, March 14. The sermon on the occassion was preached by Rev. D. W. MOORE, pastor of the West Shelby Christian Church, who took for his text 1 John 3:2 (?). Burial in the Barre cemetery near the old church.

(Interment took place in Gregory Cemetery)

(Note: This was an extremely difficult obit to read, and may contain errors.)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 19 Aug 2002


LENA WILLIS FERRIS (7 Apr 1877 - 30 Oct 1949)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., Oct. 31, 1949
Surnames: FERRIS, WILLIS, HAZARD

Mrs. Lena FERRIS, 72, wife of Horatio Ferris, died at her home at Oak Orchard-on-the-Ridge early Sunday morning. Death followed a long illness. Born in Michigan her parents were the late Dennis WILLIS and Anna Hizard (HAZARD). She had resided in this vicinity practically her entire lifetime. She and her husband were the originators of the Ferris Rides, now operated by her son, Carl FERRIS and this year celebrating their 50th anniversary.

She was a member of the Oak Orchard Home Club and the Ladies Aid of the Community Church. For several years she was active as a leader in 4-H work. She was a member of the Knowlesville Presbyterian Church. She is resting at the Hartt Funeral Home, Pearl Street. Services are incomplete.

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Tues., Nov. 1, 1949

Funeral services for the late Lena FERRIS, wife of Horatio FERRIS of Oak Orchard-on-the-Ridge, whose death occurred in the family home on Sunday, will be held Thursday afternoon at two in the Hartt Funeral Home, Pearl Street. The Rev. Edward SIMPSON, pastor of the Medina Presbyterian Church, will officiate and burial will be in Bates Road Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 21 Jun 2002


MARY E. JOHNSON FERRIS (24 Sep 1847 - 10 Apr 1897)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 15 Apr 1897
Surnames: FERRIS, JOHNSON

The funeral of Mrs. Mary L. FERRIS, wife of Arthur FERRIS, was held from her late home near Eagle Harbor, Monday of this week. The deceased was a sister of W. H. JOHNSON.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 16 Oct 2007


WILLIAM G. FERRIS (29 Jan 1829 - 13 Jan 1917)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs., 18 Jan 1917
Surnames: FERRIS

William G. FERRIS, aged 87 years, one of the pioneer residents of the town of Clarendon, died Saturday in his farm home on the Town Line road.

(Interment in Fuller Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 8 May 2005

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FERRY

LORENZO D. FERRY (13 Jun 1824 - 21 Aug 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 26 Aug 1915 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: FERRY

Lorenzo D. Ferry, a former well known resident of Holley and vicinity, died at the advanced age of 90 years at his home in Buffalo Saturday.

(Interment in Hillside Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 21 Mar 2006

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FETTY

LEWIS FETTY (18 Mar 1860 - 7 Jun 1923)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 6/8/1923
Surnames: FETTY

The death of Lewis FETTY a former resident of Medina ocurred at his farm home near Lyndonville last night. The deceased is survived by his wife (Lizzie), a son and a daughter.

(Interment in Boxwood Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Dec 20, 2001

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FIEGL

FRANK M. FIEGL (1905 - 26 Mar 1953)

Newspaper: Unknown
Surnames: FIEGL, GAYLORD, GOSS, RIGGERMAN

Lyndonville - Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m on Sunday in the family home, 83 South Main Street, for Frank M. FIEGL, 47, chief of police of this village, who was killed early Thursday when the truck he was driving overturned on the Quaker Road in the Town of Hartland crushing him beneath the seat and the top of the truck. The Rev. Adrian Everts, pastor of the Weslyan Methodist Church of Ashwood, will officiate and burial will be in Lynhaven Cemetery.

The accident victim was on his way to his Lyndonville home from Buffalo where he had been attending a special course in criminal procedure and accident prevention at the University of Buffalo when the accident occurred. Discovery of the wrecked truck was made by Mr. and Mrs. John J. Gavula, who noticed the vehicle lying in the mud near their mail box. Mr. FIEGL had apparently been dead for five hours before the discovery was made, shortly after 5 a.m.

The deceased was the son of Edwin and Laura RIGGERMAN FIEGL of Lockport. He was married on March 7, 1939 to Miss Aneita GOSS of Lyndonville and they have resided here since that time. Other survivors are a daughter, Mary, at home, a son, Harry F. of Syracuse, his mother, Mrs. Harry GAYLORD and grandmother, Mrs. Ida RIGGERMAN.

(taken from the scrapbooks of Theda Powley Millis, Waterport)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 4 Feb 2004

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FIERITZ

FREDERICK A. FIERITZ (28 Feb 1887 - 17 Oct 1952)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Fri., Oct. 17, 1952
Surnames: FIERITZ, GOETZ, ZABEL, FISHER, STORK

The death of Frederick A. FIERITZ, 65, lifelong resident of Medina and vicinity, occurred in his home 203 Frank Street this morning. Death followed an illness of several weeks. The deceased has been a mechanic in the employ of H. J. Heinz Co. for a number of years but recently retired.

Born in Shelby February 28, 1887, his parents were the late William and Emilie GOETZ FIERITZ. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Alabama Hunt Club. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Viola ZABEL FIERITZ; one daughter, Mrs. Edward FISHER and one sister, Mrs. Godfrey STORK, all of Medina, also a granddaughter, one nephew and two grandnieces.

The body is resting at the Hartt Funeral Home, Pearl Street, from where services will be held Sunday, October 19, at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Richard Malte of Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate and burial will be in North Shelby Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 13 May 2002


WILLIAM A. FIERITZ (Jun 1853 - 1 Jan 1923)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, January 2, 1923
Surnames: FIERTZ, STORK, GOETZ

The death of William A. FIERITZ a well known farmer residing near Shelby Basin, occurred at his home on the Middleport Road Monday, January 1st, at eight o'clock. Mr. FIERITZ, while not in the best of health for the past year, had not been seriously ill until a week ago. He was 69 years of age and is survived by a wife (Emelie GOETZ), one daughter, Mrs. Godfrey STORK, and two sons, Fred and Albert. The funeral is to be held on Thursdayafternoon with burial at North Shelby Cemetery.


2nd article, William FEIRITZ
The funeral of the late William Feiritz, whose death occurred at his farm home south of Shelby Basin on January 1st, will be held from his late home on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made at Shelby Basin Cemetery.

(Surname mispelled in 2nd article)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Oct 7, 2001

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FILER

ANN SLADE FILER (1826 - 30 Sep 1891)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs. 8 Oct 1891
Surnames: FILER, SLADE, JENKINGS

The death of Ann SLADE, beloved wife of John FILER, and mother of Isaac S. FILER and Mrs. G. R. JENKINGS, occurred at the family residence, 719 Champlain street, Detroit, Mich., September 30th, aged sixty-five years. Deceased was a resident of Medina for over twenty years.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 12 Feb 2010


HOWARD A. FILER (1901 – 14 Jan 1920)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; 29 Jan 1920
Surnames: FILER

Death of Howard A. FILER
At the great Lakes Naval Hospital, Ill., occurred the death of Howard A. FILER, January 14, after two days in the hospital. He enlisted in the Navy October 14, 1919, and spent New Year's at home on five days furlough feeling well. Besides his parents, he leaves two brothers, Lee and Truman, both of whom saw service in France, and two sisters, Laura and May. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Peter Birrell, of Spencerport, at Howard's late home on the Ridge road. The many beautiful floral offerings showed the high esteem of his many friends. The family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.

(Interment in Otter Creek Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 7 Feb 2014

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FINK

FREDERICK FINK (1830 – 22 Nov 1918)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs., 28 Nov 1918
Surnames: FINK, TUTTLE

Fred FINK, of West Shelby, died on Friday, at the home of his daughter Mrs. Duane TUTTLE, of Buffalo. He was 87 years old and went to Buffalo a few weeks ago to spend the winter with Mrs. TUTTLE. Since his retirement from business he lived on the farm at West Shelby with his son, William FINK. The funeral was held Sunday. Burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 4 Jan 2009

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FINN

CORNELIUS J. FINN (1872 - 28 Jul 1912)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs., 1 Aug 1912 (from a column called "About the County"
Surnames: FINN

Cornelius FINN is dead in Albion, aged 39 years. He was a member of the Paving Cutter’s Union.

(Interment in Old St. Joseph’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Oct 2005


DANIEL J. FINN (1874 – 15 Sep 1906)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs., 20 Sep 1906 (from a column called "About the County"
Surnames: FINN

Daniel J. FINN, a popular young man, of Albion, died at his home on Chamberlain street Sunday night, aged 32 years.

(Interment in Old St. Joseph’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Jan 2012


VINCENT JOSEPH FINN (2 Jan 1902 - 1 Dec 1916)

Newspaper: THE MEDINA TRIBUNE, Thurs., 7 Dec 1916
Surnames: FINN

Shot by Own Gun, Boy's Friends Run Away
The body of Vincent FINN, 15 years old, was found Saturday morning in an orchard on the farm of Nelson Bentley on the Allen road near Albion. The lad had accidentally shot himself in the neck with a 22 caliber rifle and had bled to death.

It was said young FINN and three other boys went hunting Friday afternoon and when they were passing through Bentley's orchard the rifle FINN was carrying was accidentally discharged. The boy sank to the ground with a groan. His companions, thoroughly frightened, ran away and said nothing about the accident until after the body was found. Alfred Brown, a farmer who lives on the Bentley place, came upon the the boy's body the next morning.

Young FINN, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank FINN. His parents made a fruitless search for the boy when he did not return home that night.

(Interment in Old St. Joseph’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 17 Sep 2012

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FIRTH

MARTHA FIRTH (1812 - 4 Apr 1887)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 7 Apr 1887
Surnames: FIRTH, KINMONT

The death of Mrs. John FIRTH, formerly of Medina, occurred at the home of her son-in-law, W. J. KINMONT(?), at Detroit, Mich., on Monday. The funeral services, attended by a large number of the friends and acquaintances of the deceased, were held at the M. E. Church this morning, Rev. Mr. Dryer officiating. The interment took place in Boxwood Cemetery. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 4 Jul 2006

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FISCHER

CHARLES FISCHER, SR. (17 Feb 1838 - 1 Mar 1912)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, March 1, 1912
Surnames: FISCHER, RAENKE, NELSON, HALL, TRAUB, EHRSTEINE

Charles FISCHER, Sr., died at his home at Ridgeway about eight o'clock this morning. He had been in feeble health for more than a year, and gradually sank until the end, death being due to a general breaking down of old age.

The deceased was born at Lemonorsdorf, Germany, February 17, 1838, and came to this country when twenty-one. He settled near Gasport, and worked about that locality, and in 1872 married Dorathea RAENKE, who died in 1882. In 1884, he was married to Mrs. Ernestine NELSON, who survives him.

He moved to Ridgeway about forty years ago, and had lived on the place where he died over thirty-nine years. During that time he had taken an active interest in the affairs of the community, and had always been regarded very highly by a large circle of acquaintances. Honest and upright in all his dealings, he was esteemed by the locality in which he lived so long and his demise is sincerely mourned.

Mr. FISCHER is survived by his widow; four daughters, Mrs. E. H. HALL and Mrs. P. T. HALL, of Kendall; Mrs. _. W. TRAUB, of Lockport, and Miss Mab__ M. FISCHER, of Medina; a son, Charles FISCHER, Jr.; a brother, Christopher FISCHER, of Saginaw, Michigan, and a sister, Mrs. Peter EHRSTEINE, of Johnsons Creek.

The funeral will be held from the late residence Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. John A. Copeland officiating. Interment at West Ridgeway Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Feb 17, 2002


RUDOLPH O. FISCHER (1863 - 6 Nov 1898)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs. Nov. 10, 1898
Surnames: FISCHER, RAENKE

Rudolph O. FISHER (FISCHER), died Sunday evening at his home in Ridgeway aged 35 years. The cause of his death was typhoid fever.


Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs. Nov. 18, 1898

Card of Thanks during sickness and death of her husband, Rudolph O. FISCHER. The Card was signed by his wife, Mary A. FISCHER.

(Interment in West Ridgeway Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 30 May 2002

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FISH

CHARLES N. FISH (1859 - 1923)

Newspaper: The Orleans Republican, Wed., Jun 20, 1923
Surnames: FISH, HIGLEY

Word has been received by Mrs. Fannie HIGLEY, of Kent, of the death of her brother, Chas. N. FISH, of Los Angeles, Cal. He will be remembered as a former resident of Kendall for many years.

Submitted by: John Noble 21 Jan 2003


GEORGE N. FISH (Apr 1873 - 16 May 1928)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 24 May 1928
Surnames: FISH, EGGLESON, LEWIS, WATERS

George N. FISH, age 55 years, well known expert trap shooter, died Wednesday, May 16, at his home in Yates Center as a result of an infection of his arm. He is survived by his wife (Effie LEWIS), one daughter, Mrs. Howard EGGLESON, one son, Deane, and one sister, Mrs. F. A. WATERS of Knowlesville. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon. Burial was in Bates Road Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 13 Jun 2005

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FISHBAUGH

RUSSELL K. FISHBAUGH (8 Jan 1893 - 10 Feb 1957)

Newspaper: unknown
Surnames: FISHBAUGH, MASTROE

FISHBAUGH, Russell K., 64, Kent resident for 20 years and Postmaster there almost 10 years, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 1957 in the Rose Villa Nursing Home in Albion after a long period of illness. A native of Brockport, he came here 20 years ago on the Star route out of the Kent Post Office. He was named Postmaster Oct 27, 1927, but had been on sick leave since last November. Service was held in the McNall Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon and burial was in the Garland Cemetery.

He leaves a son, Joseph of Kent: a daughter Mary Louise (John) MASTROE of Endicott, NY, grandchildren, four brothers, Charles FISHBAUGH of Waterport, Alex of Rochester, Grover and Edward of Chicago, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Submitted by: Irene Woolston 18 Dec 2007

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FISHER

CHARLES SPENCER FISHER (Oct 1874 - 3 Sep 1957)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Tues., Sept. 3, 1957
Surnames: FISHER, McNALL

ALBION - A service will be held here at 2:30 p.m. today for Charles Spencer FISHER, 82, brother of Mrs. Grace FISHER McNALL of Albion, who died yesterday at his home in Freeport, L.I. The service will be held at the McNall Funeral Home, Albion with burial in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

He had been a resident for many years of Horseheads and he was a bank teller in Montour Falls for many years. His father was a Montour Falls minister for a number of years. Besides his sister, he leaves a son, Spencer of Freeport; three grandsons, and several nieces and nephews.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Feb 21, 2002


ELLEN A. PLUMMER FISHER (2 Jun 1853 - 25 May 1937)

Newspaper: The Orleans Republican, Albion; Wed. June 2, 1937
Surnames: FISHER, HOUSE, PLUMMER

Among the survivors of Mrs. Ellen A. FISHER, 83, who died last week in her County Line Road home near Medina, are a sister, Mrs. George HOUSE of Gaines, and three brothers, Charles PLUMMER of Ashwood and Edward and Roy PLUMMER of Oak Orchard on-the-Ridge.

Submitted by: Mark Rustay Feb 15, 2002


FANNIE FISHER (1852 – 29 May 1920)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; 3 Jun 1920
Surnames: FISHER, STANLEY, NICHOL, OLMSTEAD
Miss Fannie FISHER passed away at her home on West Center Street on Saturday last, aged 67 years. Miss FISHER was born in the town of Alabama and had resided in Medina since 1896. She is survived by her brother, Edward, and the following cousins: Miss Belle STANLEY, who resided with her, Miss Georgiana NICHOL of this place, William NICHOL of Oakfield, Mrs. H.W. OLMSTEAD of Rochester and George NICHOL of Los Angeles, Cal. Funeral services were held at the residence Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Gilbert A. Shaw officiating. The interment was at Reed Cemetery near Oakfield.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 7 Feb 2014


JOSEPH FISHER (1932 - 3 Jun 1952)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, June 4, 1952
Surnames: FISHER, FLATTERY, HOFFMAN

Joseph FISHER, 20-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas FISHER of 335 North Avenue passed away at his home last evening.

He is survived by his parents, also one sister, Mrs. Jack FLATTERY of Medina; one brother, Lt. Thomas FISHER of Lake Charles A. F. B. Louisiana; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary HOFFMAN, and several aunts and uncles.

A short prayer service will be given at his late home Saturday afternoon at 1:30 followed by funeral services at St. Mary’s Church at 2 o’clock, the Very Rev. Henry B. SHAW officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 11 May 2002


JULIA MENDEL FISHER ( aka RYBARCZYK) (Dec 1872 - 24 Jul 1949)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., July 25, 1949
Surnames: FISHER (RYBARCZYK), KULPINSKI, MORIEN, GUZIK, (BUTTONS), LEPKOSKE, BIALAS

Mrs. Julia (RYBARCZYK) FISHER, 84, died last evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cecelia LEPKOSKE of Maple Ridge Road following a three months’ illness. Born in Poland, she came to this country at an early age with her husband, the late Anthony (Rybarczyk) FISHER.

She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Teresa KULPINSKI of Rochester, Mrs. Frances MORIEN, Mrs. Mary GUZIK, (BUTTONS), Mrs. Cecilia LEPKOSKE, and Miss Agnes FISHER, all of Medina; one son, Thomas FISHER of Medina; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine BIALAS of Medina, and one now living in Poland; thirty grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and a member of the Holy Rosary Society.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 8:30 from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cecelia LEPKOSKE, and at 9 o’clock at the Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery with the Rev. Anthony KRAWCZYK officiating.

(Interred under the RYBARCZYK surname)

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 4 Apr 2002


LEONA M. BAYNE FISHER (4 Jun 1876 - 4 Jun 1956)

Newspaper: unknown
Surnames: FISHER, BAYNE, COOPER, JOHNSON, WOODRUFF

LYNDONVILLE - Mrs. Leona M. FISHER, died in her home on East Yates Center Road, Monday morning on her 80th birthday. She had been suffering with a virus infection for about two weeks. Born June 4, 1876 in the Town of Yates, she was the daughter of Robert and Fannie COOPER BAYNE, and had lived all but about ten years of her life in the home in which she passed away.

A life long member of the Yates Center Baptist Church she was interested in all of its activities and was a member of the Missionary Society. She was also a member of the Bea Good Grandmother’s Club in Medina; also a member of the Lyndonville Grange. On Sept. 13, 1894 she was married to Fred FISHER of Lyndonville whose death occurred in 1916.

urviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ernest JOHNSON, Roosevelt Highway; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; also one sister, Mrs. Edward WOODFUFF of Niagara Falls, Ontario, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Smythe Funeral Home on Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m.; with the Rev. Paul Thomson, pastor of the Yates Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Lynhaven Cemetery.

(taken from the scrapbooks of Theda Powley Millis, Waterport)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 12 Jan 2004


MARY MUNDY FISHER (1848 - 13 Jan 1927)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 20 Jan 1927
Surnames: FISHER, MUNDY

Mrs. James FISHER, aged 79 years, died Thursday evening, January 13, at her home in Ridgeway. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Chester, of Miami, Fla., and Elmer, of Tonawanda, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday with burial in Bates Road Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 5 Nov 2009


MATT FISHER (1866 - 28 Feb 1917)

Newspaper: The Medina Daily Journal, 3/1/1917
Surnames: FISHER, CLEARY

The death of Matt FISHER, aged 50 years, occurred at his home on Eagle street yesterday afternoon after an illness of six months. He is survived by a wife; one brother, Daniel, of Pittsburg; and an aunt, Mrs. James CLEARY, of Buffalo. The funeral will be held Friday morning at 8:30 o’clock at St. Mary's church. The remains will be taken on the 9:45 train to Buffalo for interment.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Jan 22, 2002


PHOEBE VANOCKER FISHER (Feb 1872 - Jun 1935)

Newspaper: unknown
Surnames: FISHER, DRAKE, VANOCKER

FRANKLINVILLE
Interment for Mrs. Phoebe DRAKE FISHER was held in the DRAKE family lot, Mt. Prospect, Monday. Mrs. FISHER was a resident of Franklinville several years. She died in the Welland, Ont., hospital, following an operation for appendicitis. The funeral service was held in the home of her son at Fonthill, Ont. She is survived by her husband, Charles FISHER, and two sons, Ray D. [Roy Herbert DRAKE] of Austin, Pa., and Raymond [Raymond J. Drake] of Fonthill, Ont.

(Note: Phoebe DRAKE FISHER [nee Phoebe VANOCKER in Niagara Falls, NY] married Herbert Samuel DRAKE, and then after his death on the 11 Sep 1913, married Charles FISHER, on the 23 Dec 1922, in Wentworth, Ont, Canada.)

(Source: A newspaper clipping from Eva May BAILEY BLEYLE'S Scrapbook)

(Note: Eva May BAILEY (29 May 1904 Shelby Township, Orleans County, New York - 13 June 1977 Town of Tonawanda, Erie County, New York), is the daughter of Claude BAILEY, and Ruth Ella CALEB.)

Submitted by: Dawn Lee Bleyle 21 Jun 2010


ROBERT FISHER, SR. (18 Aug 1824 - 10 Apr 1910)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., April 11, 1910, (Telegraph Press Bulletin.)
Surnames: ALBONE, ALCHIN, ALDRICH, CROOK, FISHER, HOWLETT, TROW

Robert FISHER, Sr., one of the oldest residents of the town of Ridgeway, died at his home on the Ridge road yesterday after a week's illness of pneumonia, aged 86 years.

The deceased came to this country from England 1850, and had resided in this county ever since. A man of sterling honesty, frugal habits and genial ways, he was highly respected and esteemed by all who knew him. He located in the northern part of Ridgeway and there for half a century was one of the most prominent men of the community, taking active interest in all public affairs and in living an upright life.

In 1836 he married, and besides his widow (Maria STERNMAN) he leaves to survive him ten children, James FISHER, Robert FISHER, Jr., Mrs. George ALBONE of Ridgeway, Mrs. Joseph TROW, of Knowlesville, George FISHER, of Medina, Mrs. Samuel HOWLETT, and John FISHER, of Ridgeway, Mrs. Thomas ALCHIN and Mrs. Edward E. CROOK, of Medina, and Mrs. Samuel ALDRICH, of Yates.

The funeral services will be held from the late residence Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock.

(Interment in Bates Road Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Mar 1, 2002


ROBERT FISHER (8 Aug 1850 - 15 May 1928)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 17 May 1928
Surnames: FISHER, SHEARER, THAXTER, HILL, ALBONE, TROW, ALDRICH, ALCHIN, CROOK

Robert FISHER, aged 77 years, died Tuesday morning at his home on Prospect avenue after a short illness. He is survived by his wife, one son, Earl R. FISHER; three daughters, Mrs. Fred SHEARER, Mrs. Roy THAXTER, and Mrs. Porter HILL, all of Medina; three brothers, James, George and John, all of Medina; five sisters, Mrs. Ann ALBONE of Lyndonville, Mrs. Mary TROW and Mrs. Jennie ALDRICH, of Knowlesville, Mrs. Thomas ALCHIN and Mrs. Edward CROOK, of Medina, and nine grandchildren. The funeral will be held this Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial will be in West Ridgeway Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 6 Jun 2005


WILLIAM J. FISHER (30 Mar 1901 - 9 Mar 1959)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., March 10, 1959
Surnames: FISHER, FORDER, SCOTT, GAHAN, WILLFORD

William J. FISHER, 57, of 132 State St., died last night at his home. He had been in ill health for some time. He was born in Medina March 30, 1901. Mr. FISHER had been associated for many years with his father Chester R. FISHER, in the construction business. For the past few years he had been with a Gulf service station in Middleport. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose and the Orleans Aerie F.O.E.

Survivors include his wife, Bessie FORDER FISHER, at home; four sons, Robert of Van Nuys, Calif.; Donald of Albion, Roy of N. Syracuse and John of Appleton; one daughter, Mrs. Byron SCOTT of Middleport; ten grandchildren. Also, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester FISHER of Roseland Ave.; two brothers, Edward of Medina and Chester Jr. of Killback, N. Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Bernard GAHAN of Brockport and Mrs. Horace WILLFORD of Sarasota, Fla.

Friends may call at the Barnes-Tuttle Funeral Home, Pearl St., where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Edward SIMPSON officiating. Burial will be in Otter Creek Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 7 Oct 2002

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FISK

ANNA MARIE CHURCH FISK (Jun 1837 - 17 May 1917)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 24 May 1917
Surnames: FISK, CHURCH

LYNDONVILLE - Mrs. Mary (Asa B.) FISK died at her home on Main street Thursday night after a long illness, being for the most part confined to her bed for the last two years. The funeral was held Sunday at three o’clock at the house, the Rev. Charles Taylor officiating, assisted by the Rev. H. H. Brown. Burial in Lynhaven Cemetery. Mrs. FISK leaves her daughter with whom she lived and a son, Walter, of Portland, Ore.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 29 May 2006


HARRIET ANN MASON FISK (30 May 1829 - 23 Feb 1904)

Newspaper: Medina Daily-Journal, Wed., 24 Feb. 1904
Surnames: FISK, MASON

The death of Mrs. Harriet A. FISK occurred yesterday at her home in Yates. Deceased was seventy-four years of age. The funeral services will be held at one o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the Yates Presbyterian Church.


Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs., 25 Feb., 1904

Yates - The death of Mrs. Harriette FISK, on Tuesday, removes from the community one who was highly respected. Harriette Ann MASON was born in Tunstead, Eng., May 30th, 1829. She came to this country in May, 1852, and was soon after married to Samuel FISK. With the exception of six years, Mr. and Mrs. FISK spent their entire wedded life in the town of Yates. Mr. FISK died October 27th, 1902. Of their family of seven, four survive the mother. The funeral was held at the Presbyterian Church, Dr. S. A. Freeman and Rev. H. E. Miles participating in the service.


In a related article in the same newspaper:

Henry FISK was called from his home in Rochester by the illness of his mother.

(Interment in Lynhaven Cemetery

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 4 Feb 2004


HORACE FISK (4 Sep 1852 - 11 Aug 1906)

Newspaper: Orleans Republican (weekly), Wed. 22 Aug. 1906
Surnames: FISK

Horace FISK died at Carlyon (Carlton) on August 11th, aged 53 years.

(Interment in Lynhaven Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 24 Mar 2005

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FITCH

POLANSKI S. FITCH (24 Nov 1824 - 24 Dec 1909)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 6 Jan. 1910 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: FITCH

Polanski S. FITCH is dead at Eagle Harbor, aged 85 years. He was born in a log cabin on the farm where he died.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 1 Jan 2006

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FITZGERALD

KATHERINE MALONEY FITZGERALD (1835 - 27 Jan 1911)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 2 Feb 1911
Surnames: FITZGERALD, DAVIS, MALONEY

Mrs. Katherine FITZGERALD died at her home on Orient street Friday morning last, aged 74 years. The deceased had been blind for several years. She is survived by one daughter, Bridget DAVIS, of this place.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Oct 2011


RHU EMMA SHORT FITZGERALD (29 Jun 1867 - 4 Feb 1946)

Newspaper: The Medina Journal, Mon. 2/4/46
Surnames: FITZGERALD, SHORT

Mrs. R. E. Fitzgerald Died Ealry Today In North Avenue Home
The death of Mrs. Rhu Emma FTTZGERALD, occurred early this morning at her home, 213 North Avenue. Born June 29, 1867, at Brighton, Ontario, Canada, Mrs. RITZGERALD had been a resident of Medina for forty years, the past thirty years of which she had resided in her present home. Her husand (William) died approximately four years ago. Mrs. FITZGERALD was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church.

Surviving are three brothers, Francis SHORT and Wesley SHORT of Medina, and Robert SHORT of Auburn; also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoonat. 2 p.m. from her late home, with the Rev. John E. Wilkinson, rector of St. John's Church officiating. Burial will be in Pendry Cemetery, (aka Union Cemetery) County House Road.


Newspaper: Albion Advertiser; Feb 7, 1946, page 7

Mrs. Rhu Emma FITZGERALD, widow of William FITZGERALD, died Monday at her home in Medina, aged 78 years. Burial in Pendry cemetery.

Submitted by: Paula Ziegler Sep 10, 2001


WILLIAM A. FITZGERALD (1865 - 21 Aug 1941)

Newspaper: Orleans Republican, August 27, 1941, page 8
Surnames: FITZGERALD, SHORT, MURPHY

Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon for William A. FITZGERALD, 78, of Medina, who died at the Medina Memorial Hospital, Thursday, Aug. 21. He had been a patient there for seven weeks. A native of Canada, Mr. FITZGERALD had resided in Medina for 37 years, and for many of them, he was employed by the B.A. Cook Company. He was a member of St. John's Church.

He is survived by his wife, Emma SHORT FITZGERALD; a sister, Mrs. Esther MURPHY of Morehead, Minn., and several nieces and nephews. Interment was in Pendry Cemetery (aka Union Cemetery), Albion.

Submitted by: Paula Ziegler Sep 10, 2001

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FITZGIBBONS

JOHN FITZGIBBONS (1876 - 13 Jun 1956)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Thurs., June 14, 1956
Surnames: FITZGIBBONS, O’HARA, O’CONNELL

John FITZGIBBONS, 80, of Pearl Street, for many years a Main St. restaurant operator, died last evening at Medina Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for a little over one week. He was born in Medina, the son of the late Maurice and Mary O’HARA FITZGIBBONS, and had resided in Medina for his entire lifetime.

June 28, 1905 he married Emma O’CONNELL. Besides his wife, he is survived by two children, Lorraine and Adrian, at home, and one sister, Miss Ella FITZGIBBONS, Catherine Street.

The body is resting at the Cleary Funeral Home, Park Avenue, from where prayer services will be held Saturday morning at 9:00 followed by a Requiem Mass at St. Mary’s Church at 9:30. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 15 Aug 2002

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FLAGG

LINA M. SNYDER FLAGG (1876 - February 1, 1930)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 2/3/1930
Surnames: FLAGG, SNYDER, CHUBBUCK

The death of Mrs. Lina SNYDER FLAGG occurred at her home in Medina Saturday, February 1st, aged 54 years. The deceased is survived by her husband, Fred K. FLAGG, a daughter, Irene, and a son, Ernest H., of El Paso, Texas, a sister, Mrs. Frank CHUBBUCK of Medina. Mr. and Mrs. FLAGG were married in Medina June 22, 1892, and have resided here ever since. She was a life long member of the Methodist Church, the Daughters of the D. of U. V. and the Eastern Stars.

The funeral will be held Wednesday, February 5th, at 2:30 p. m. at her late home, and will be under the auspices of the D. of U. V., assisted by Rev. Herbert Walton. Interment at Boxwood.


Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 2/8/1930
Bearers: WALTERS, TROLLEY, BLAND, ALLEN, BUNDOCK, BURNAM

The funeral of Mrs. Fred K. FLAGG was held from her late home 1152 Elm street Wednesday afternoon at 2 : 30 and was largely attended. The funeral services were conducted by the Daughters of Union Veterans, assisted by the Rev. H. W. Walton. Relatives and friends attending from out of town were from New York City, Utica, Syracuse, Rochester, Spencerport and Buffalo. The bearers were: Clyde Walters, Dr. W. R. Trolley, J. Berry Bland, Daniel F. H. Allen, Stanley Bundock and James Burnam. The interment was at Boxwood Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Jan 24, 2002

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FLAGLER

REV. J. S. FLAGLER (1782 - 4 Jul 1860)

Newspaper: Christian Ambassador, Auburn, NY, 14 Jul 1860, Universalist newspaper
Surnames: FLAGLER, TANNER

Death of Rev. J. S. FLAGLER
Alexander, N. Y., July 8, 1860
Our venerable father in Israel, Rev. J. S. FLAGLER, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. [Julia Ann] TANNER, in Ridgeway, Orleans co., on the evening of the 4th of July, in the 78th year of his age. Father FLAGLER took a severe cold the early part of last winter, in Ohio, and has been gradually declining ever since. He returned from the home of his wife, in Ohio, the past spring, to close his earthly career, with his son-in-law and only daughter. His son and other friends who have visited him recently, found him rapidly sinking, in body and mind… He was a man of strong mental powers, unbounded will, and unswerving temperament of disposition, so long as he felt that he was in the right way, the way of duty; and yet he was amiable, social, and kind hearted.

He leaves a widow, two sons, three brothers (one a Presbyterian minister), and an amiable daughter, besides a few grandchildren, together with a large circle of friends… His remains were brought to his son’s in Darien on the 5th inst., and a discourse delivered by the writer on the 6th… His body was interred by the side of other relatives in the [Vickery] cemetery at Darien [Genesee Co.], to rest in peace with the Father.

Fraternally yours,
[Rev.] T[homas] J. Whitcomb

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 30 May 2008

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FLANDERS

ELIZA FLANDERS (1826 - 9 Nov 1911)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Thursday, 9 Nov 1911
Surnames: FLANDERS, ELLICOTT, CROMER, COON.

The death of Mrs. Eliza FLANDERS occurred this morning at her home, No 229 Highland Avenue.

Mrs. FLANDERS was born, 85 years ago, in Alabama Center, and had lived her entire life in this section. Her husband died about thirty-eight years ago and shortly afterward she came to Medina to reside and has lived here ever since.

She is survived by three daughters Mrs. Nettie ELLICOTT, Mrs. George CROMER and Mrs. Frank COON.

The funeral will take place from the house on Saturday afternoon at two o' clock, the Rev. Charles B. Sparks, of St. John's Church, officiating. Burial will be in the family plot at Alabama Center.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 18 Mar, 2002

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FLANNERY

CATHERINE McCARTY FLANNERY (1829 - 25 Jul 1899)

Newspaper: The Holley Standard, Thurs., 27 July, 1899
Surnames: FLANNERY, McCARTY

Mrs. Catherine FLANNERY, widow of Thomas FLANNERY, died Tuesday, July 25, in the town of Clarendon, aged 70 years. The funeral will be held from St. Mary’s church this morning; interment in the Holy Cross Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 22 Sep 2003

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FLATT

ALFRED FLATT (30 Jun 1867 - 8 Mar 1931)

Newspaper: Unknown
Surnames: FLATT, BAKER, DEVONSHIRE

Alfred FLATT, a well known resident, passed away March 8, 1931, at the Strong Memorial hospital of Rochester, after an illness of several months of hardening of the arteries, followed by bronchial pneumonia. Mr. FLATT was born June 30, 1867 at Methwold, England. He was united in marriage to Edith C. BAKER on November 21, 1894. He and his family came to this country in 1904 and has since resided in this vicinity. He was a member of the Methodist church of Lyndonville and a teacher in the Sunday school for a long time.

The surviving relatives are his wife; three sons, Edward of Rochester, David of Medina and Arthur of Homer, N. Y.; one daughter, Mrs. Paul DEVONSHIRE of Lyndonville; five grandchildren, and two brothers, Walter FLATT of Johnson Creek and Joseph of Lyndonville. The funeral will be held at the home Thursday at 1:30 o’clock, Rev. Frederick Mittlefehldt, officiating. Burial will be in Lynhaven Cemetery.

(taken from the scrapbooks of Theda Powley Millis, Waterport)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 8 Feb 2004


ALFRED EDWARD FLATT (18 Feb 1897 - 30 Nov 1958)

Newspaper: Unknown
Surnames: FLATT, BAKER, DEVONSHIRE

LYNDONVILLE - The Rev. Donald M. Peck, pastor of the Methodist Church here, will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Smythe Funeral Home for Alfred Edward FLATT, 61, a machinist, who died Sunday, Nov. 30, 1958 at his home, 106 S. Main St. Burial will be in Lynhaven Cemetery.

Mr. FLATT, a native of Methwold, England, was born Feb. 18, 1897, the son of Alfred and Edith BAKER FLATT. The family came to the United States when the son was 7 years old. Until a year and a half ago, Mr. FLATT had lived in Rochester where he was employed as a machinist at Eastman Kodak Co.

He is survived by two brothers, Arthur FLATT of Odessa, and David FLATT, Lyndonville; a sister, Mrs. Paul DEVONSHIRE, Lyndonville, and six nieces and two nephews.

Submitted by: Ronald Flatt 30 Sep 2006

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FLATTERY

THOMAS FRANCIS FLATTERY (1874 - 14 Apr 1947)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal
Surnames: FLATTERY, SHEA, JOHANSSON

Thomas Francis FLATTERY, a well-known resident of Medina, died suddenly at his home, 800 West Avenue, last night, following a heart attack. Mr. FLATTERY went to his work at the Jamestown Royal Furniture Co. as usual yesterday, and was taken ill in the early part of the evening.

Born in Medina, he was the son of the late John and Mary (EAGIN) FLATTERY. For many years Mr. FLATTERY was employed by the State as foreman of a highway crew. A communicant of St. Mary’s Church, he was a member of the Holy Name Society of the Church. He was a charter member of Medina Council Knights of Columbus.

Surviving are his wife, Mary SHEA FLATTERY, one daughter, Mrs. Helen JOHANSSON of Kenmore; one son, John FLATTERY of Medina; two grandchildren; and one sister, Miss Catherine FLATTERY of Medina.

Funeral services will be held from the Cleary Funeral Home, Park Avenue, Thursday morning at 9:30 o’clock, and at 10 o’clock at St. Mary's Church. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Oct 11, 2001

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FLEMING

AGNES FLEMING (1791 - 11 Feb 1863)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune; Thurs., Mar. 5, 1863
Surnames: FLEMING, VanNESS

Died. In Buffalo Feb. 11, 1863, Mrs. Agnes FLEMING, relict of the late Hugh FLEMING, aged 72 years.

Mrs. F. was one of the earliest settlers of Medina. Some years after her husband’s death she left to reside with Mrs. R. VanNESS, her only daughter. She was a highly respected and faithful member of the Methodist Church of this place. By her request her remains were brought to this village and interred by the side of her husband in the old Burying Ground.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 23 Jan 2003


E. C. FLEMING ( - 15 Feb 1904)

Newspaper: Medina Daily-Journal, Tues., 16 Feb. 1904
Surnames: FLEMING, O’MALLEY

A telegram was received from Auburn yesterday afternoon by Mr. Thomas O’MALLEY, announcing the death of his brother-in-law, Mr. E. C. FLEMING, of that city. The particulars of his death are not known at present, other than that he was found dead in his place of business about two o’clock yesterday afternoon. Mr. O’MALLEY left last evening for Auburn.

Deceased was well and favorably known in Medina, having for many years acted as clerk in White’s Hotel. Several years ago he married Miss Alice O’MALLEY of this place, soon after which they removed to Auburn, where Mr. FLEMING has since been engaged in business. His many friends here will learn with regret of his sudden death.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 4 Feb 2004

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FLETCHER

CHARLES A. FLETCHER (13 Aug 1866 - 8 Dec 1922)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, December 8, 1922
Surnames: FLETCHER, PARISH, BRAUGHTON, HESS, HAGERTY

Word was received here this afternoon of the death at eight o'clock this morning of Charles FLETCHER at Columbus, Ohio where he and Mrs. FLETCHER resided. They moved from Medina a short time since. The deceased was well and most favorably known to a wide circle of friends in this section of the state. He is survived by a wife. The remains will be brought to Medina.


Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, December 11, 1922

The funeral of Charles A. FLETCHER was held in the Methodist Church Sunday afternoon. Dr. L. Rogers and Rev. W. A. Harris officiating, followed by the impressive Masonic burial service given by Mr. Charles A. MACK. A quartette sang: 'Abide With Me' and 'Nearer My God to Thee'. The bearers were A. L. SWETT, F. M. POLER, J. Derr LOTT, W. L. BENNETT, George JACKSON and Ben COLEMAN. Interment at Boxwood Cemetery. Mr. Fletcher is survived by his wife, Mae PARISH FLETCHER, three sisters, Mrs. Albert BRAUGHTON of Medina; Mrs. William HESS and Mrs. Robert HAGERTY of Rochester; and one brother in California.

Among those from out of town who were here for the funeral were T. J. Parish, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. William HESS, Mrs. Robert HAGERTY, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur CONNERS, Miss Rose HESS and Mrs. Kate SIMPSON of Rochester; Mrs. Ashley BUCK and Mr. and Mrs. Albert BORCHEL of Buffalo.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Oct 8, 2001


EDWIN FLETCHER (1874 - Sep 1909)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 30 Sep 1909 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: FLETCHER

Edwin FLETCHER, a farm hand from Kendall, was run over and killed while trying to board a freight train at Watkins recently.

(Interment in Greenwood Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 21 Feb 2006


HARRIET FLETCHER (1828 - July 1908)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 16 Jul 1908 (from column “About The County”)
Surnames: FLETCHER

Miss Harriet FLETCHER, formerly of Brockport, is dead at Barre Center, aged 80 years.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 21 Feb 2006


MAE PARISH FLETCHER (1867 - 17 Sep 1928)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs., 20 Sep 1928
Surnames: FLETCHER, PARISH, STORM, SPENCER

Mrs. Mae PARISH FLETCHER, widow of the late Charles A. FLETCHER, passed away Monday afternoon at her apartment in the Norwich Hotel in Columbus, Ohio, after a long illness. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ida STORM of Columbus and Mrs. Florence SPENCER of Napinee, Canada. Two brothers, T.J. and Gordon PARISH both of Columbus The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from Fisher Chapel with interment in the Columbus Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 5 Jan 2009

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FLOOD

IRENE L. WARNER FLOOD (1 Mar 1893 - 12 May 1956)

Newspaper: Medina Dailey Journal, Mon., 5/14/1956
Surnames: FLOOD, FERGUSON, RICH, TRUMBULL, WARNER, WHATLEY, ZAPPENDORF

IRENE L. FLOOD, 63, DIED SATURDAY IN LAKE ROAD HOME
Lyndonville - Mrs. Irene L. FLOOD, 63, died Saturday afternoon, May 12, in Medina Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient since Wednesday.

Born in Youngstown on March 1, 1893, she was the daughter of Charles and Emma TRUMBULL WARNER. In June 1911 she married Phillip FLOOD in Niagara Falls and the family resided in the vicinity of Youngstown and Ransomville until 8 years ago when they moved to West Lake Road, Lyndonville. Mr. FLOOD died in March 1951. Mrs. FLOOD was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Barker.

Surviving are five sons; Arnold, Niagara Falls; Phillip and Charles, Lockport; John, Lyndonville; and James, Medina; also four daughters, Mrs. Alice RICH, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Catherine ZAPPENDORF and Mrs. Frances WHATLEY, Niagara Falls; and one Mrs. Margaret FERGUSON, Youngstown. There are also 16 grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.

Prayers were said Sunday evening at the Smythe Funeral Home. Requiem Mass will be said at St. Patrick's Church in Barker, Tuesday forenoon at 10 o'clock. Burial will be made in North Ridge Cemetery, Ransomville.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 30 Apr 2004

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FLOWERS

ADA M. BARRETT FLOWERS (3 May 1871 - 9 Aug 1953)

Newspaper: unknown
Surnames: FLOWERS, BARRETT, BARRY, COLT, FRASER

Lyndonville - Mrs. Ada M. FLOWERS, 82, died at her home in Dallas; Texas, early Sunday morning after an illness of several months. She was born in Lyndonville May 3, 1871, the daughter of Eugene BARRETT and Emma COLT BARRETT. Mrs. FLOWERS was educated in Lyndonville public school and the old Yates Academy, and during her adult life was an artist in three mediums, oil, water colors and china painting.

On October 12, 1896 she married Joseph C. BARRY and their home was in Jackson, Minnesota, until his death on March 7, 1904. She and their son, Jean F. BARRY, then came to Lyndonville to live. On July 31, 1909 she married Dr. G. R. FLOWERS and their life together was spent in Dallas, Texas. Dr. FLOWERS died many years ago.

Surviving are the son and three cousins, Dr. David E. FRASER, Kenneth D. FRASER and Donald M. FRASER, all of this village. Funeral services will be held in Methodist Church here Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Raymond H. Draffin officiating. Burial will be in Lynhaven Cemetery.

(taken from the scrapbooks of Theda Powley Millis, Waterport)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 19 Jan 2004


WILLIAM R. FLOWERS (20 May 1863 - 7 Apr 1908)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 9 Apr 1908
Surnames: FLOWERS, WARREN, HAYES

The death of William R. FLOWERS occurred at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. R. FLOWERS, near Lyndonville, at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning, April 7th, after a long and painful illness in the 46th year of his age. The funeral will be held this Thursday afternoon. Besides his parents deceased is survived by a widow and five children, four brothers and two sisters. The brothers are Drs. G. R. and A. E., of Dallas, Texas; Robert N., of Cleburne, Texas; Royal G., of Ft. Worth, Texas; and sisters - Mrs. Frank WARREN, of Seneca Falls, and Mrs. F. W. HAYES, of Medina.

(Interment in Daniel’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 11 Jun 2007

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FLUGEL

AUGUST FLUGEL ( - 10 Mar 1953)

Newspaper: Holley Standard, 19 March 1953, p.3, c.2
Surnames: FLUGEL, EDEN, FERRIS, HENDERSON

August FLUGEL of Hamlin, died on Tuesday, March 10, 1953. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie FLUGEL; four daughters, Mrs. Andrew FERRIS of Brockport, Mrs. Donald FERRIS of Barre Center, Mrs. Stanley HENDERSON of Kent, and Mrs. Walter EDEN of Spencerport; five sons, John of Hamlin, August of Hilton, and William, Fred, and Walter of East Henrietta; 24 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Christian FLUGEL of Hamlin.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, March 13, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hamlin, and internment was made in Lakeside Cemetery, Hamlin.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 6 Mar 2008

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FLUHRER

EMMA PULLMAN FLUHRER (Sep 1846 - 26 Mar 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 1 Apr 1915 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: FLUHRER, PULLMAN

Remains of Mrs. Emma P. FLUHRER, who died Friday in New York, will be brought to Albion for burial. She was the wife of Dr. William F. FLUHRER, and the last survivor of the brothers and sisters of the late George M. PULLMAN, sleeping car manufacturer.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 21 Mar 2006


JUDGE GERALD B. FLUHRER (1878 - 20 Mar 1925)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 26 Mar 1925
Surnames: FLUHRER, BISHOP, KEOWN

Gerald B. FLUHRER, of Albion, County Judge and Surrogate of Orleans county, passed away early last Friday morning in the Homeopathic Hospital in Rochester, where he had undergone an operation the week before. He was getting along nicely when his heart suddenly failed him. He was 47 years old.

Judge FLUHRER was one of the most popular officials in Orleans county and his sudden death caused a shock to his many friends. He served as Democratic chairman of Orleans county many years and as state committeeman he had represented his party at several national conventions. He was one of the most successful attorneys in this part of the state. At the time of his death he was representing the trustees and creditors in the Lewis B. Sands Company bankruptcy cases and that of the Bean Storage Corporation now before the courts.

Judge FLUHRER was president of the Orleans County Child Welfare Association. He was a member of the Orleans County Bar Association: the Dye Hose Company, Inc., of the Albion Fire Department; the Foresters of America; past master of Renovation Lodge, 97 F. and A. M.; past exalted ruler of Albion Lodge of Elks, a member of the Albion Chamber of Commerce and other organizations. He was a director of the Citizen's National Bank of Albion.

He leaves his mother, Mrs. Julia BISHOP FLUHRER, who resided with him; his wife, Mrs. Lillian KEOWN FLUHRER; a step-son Herbert Lee KEOWN, also a brother Howard FLUHRER of Oneonta. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the Pullman Memorial Universalist Church. More than 2,000 people attended, several lodges of which he was a member attending in a body. Renovation Lodge F. and A. M. had charge of the services at the grave, Rev. L. H. Robinson at the church. Among those from out of town who were in attendance are:
Judge Charles E. Sears, of Buffalo, representing the Appellate Division; Supreme Court Justice George A. Larkin, of Olean, N. Y., Charles Roine, former postmaster at Buffalo; William Earl, Niagara county Democratic leader, Lockport; former assemblyman, Charles Foley, Lockport; Robert J. Powers, Albany, secretary of New York Democratic Committee, who represented Governor Alfred E. Smith; William Fitzpatrick, Buffalo, Democratic leader; Harlan Rippey, Rochester, Democratic leader; Judge Milton Gibbs, Rochester, former deputy attorney-general; United States Commissioner William Gold, Lockport; referee in bankruptcy for the Western District of New York, Judge George Judson; former senator Irving L'Hommedieu, Medina; Judge Charles Hickey, of Niagara county; Judge Seldon E. Brown, of Monroe county; County Clerk George McDonald, of Genessee county; Congressman Archie D. Sanders, of Stafford and others.

The active bearers were Village Clerk Eugene A. Mahoney, Herbert T. Reed, law partner of Judge Fluhrer; District Attorney William H. Munson, of Medina; Attorney Warner Thompson, Albion; Harry Bickle, Medina and Attorney David A. White, Medina, former law partner of Judge Fluhrer. Honorary bearers were Judge Cuthbert W. Pound, of the Court of Appeals, Lockport; Supreme Court Justice George Larkin, of Buffalo; James P. Quigley, Salamanca; Attorney Thomas L. Hughes, New York ; Judson Coann Curtis, Albion; George A. Bowen, Medina. Burial was in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 26 Sep 2006


FLYNN

MARY OAKES FLYNN (1876 - 10 Dec 1907)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thursday 12 Dec 1907
Surnames: FLYNN, OAKES

The death of Mrs. George N. FLYNN occurred at the family residence, about a mile north of Medina, on Tuesday, after a brief illness with pneumonia. Her age was about thirty-six years. Besides her husband and two children, she is survived by her mother - Mrs. Sarah OAKES, a sister - Grace, of Lyndonville, and one brother - Jay B. OAKES, of Ridgeway. The funeral will be held from her late home Friday at two o’clock p.m. Interment at the Daniel’s Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 23 Nov 2009


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