Orleans County, New York

Obits - GR - GU

SURNAMES: GRABOWSKI, GRACE, GRACEY, GRACZYK, GRADY, GRAEBER, GRAHAM, GRANT, GRAPES, GRATEFUL, GRATRICK, GRAVES, GRAY, GREAR, GREASART, GREELEY, GREEN(E), GREENLAND, GREENMAN, GREGG, GREGORY, GREINER, GRIBBEN, GRIFFIN, GRILLO, GRIMES, GRINNELL, GRISWOLD, GROSSMAN, GRUMMON, GRZYWACZ, GURNEY, GURSSLIN, GURZENSKI, GUTTENBERG, GUZIK (aka BUTTONS)


 

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GRABOWSKI

ANDREW GRABOWSKI (1901 - 15 Jul 1934)

Newspaper: Medina Journal, 16 Jul 1934
Surnames: GRABOWSKI, MENZEL, COTRESS

The death of Andrew GRABOWSKI, of Shelby Basin, occurred at Lockport, NY, Sunday morning, aged 32 years, after a long illness. He is survived by his father, Joseph GRABOWSKI and four sisters, Mrs. Steve MENZEL of Middleport, Edna COTRESS, Celia & Margaret GRABOWSKI, and five brothers, Phillip, Martin, Joseph, Leo and William.

The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at nine o'clock at Sacred Heart Church and burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

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


GRACE HOFFMAN GRABOWSKI (Oct 1882 - 11 Aug 1930)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Tues., Aug. 12, 1930
Surnames: GRABOWSKI, MENZEL, SHANNON, STEINMEYER, LEVENDUSKI

Mrs. Grace Grabouski (GRABOWSKI), wife of Joseph GRABOWSKI, died suddenly at her home on the Hoffman Road at 5:45 Monday afternoon. While Mrs. GRABOWSKI had been in ill health for the past year, her death at this time was unexpected.

She is survived by her husband, four daughters, Mrs. Rose MENZEL of Middleport and Edna, Cecelia and Margaret at home; six sons, Martin of Middleport and Andrew, Phillip, Joseph, Leo and William of the Hoffman Road; three sisters, Mrs. Leo SHANNON of Medina, Mrs. Lawrence STEINMEYER of Niagara Falls and Mrs. Walter LEVENDUSKI of West Shelby and five brothers, James and Fred HOFFMAN of Middleport, Joseph of Medina and Jacob and Andrew of the Hoffman Road.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at nine o’clock from Sacred Heart Church with burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

(Note: Buried under the name of Tekla GRABOWSKI)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Feb 20, 2002


JOSEPH GRABOWSKI (Feb 1870 - 11 Apr 1942)

Newspaper: Medina Journal, Mon., Apr 13, 1942
Surnames: GRABOWSKI, BENSLEY, COTRISS, GREEN, MENZEL

The death of Joseph GRABOWSKI, 72, occurred at his Shelby Basin home on the Hoffman road late Saturday night. His death followed a long illness. Born in Poland he had been a resident of this vicinity for the past 50 years and had been engaged in the quarry business the greater part of his life. He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and a member of Sacred Heart Society.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Stephen MENZEL, Middleport; Mrs. Walter COTRISS, Mrs. Raymond BENSLEY and Mrs. Melvin GREEN, all of Medina, and five sons, Phillip, Joseph, Martin, Leonard and William, all of Medina, tho sisters in Poland and one brother, Peter GRABOWSKI of Buffalo. Also several nephews and nieves and eight grandchildren.

Furneral services will be held from his late home Wednesday at 8:16 a.m. Rev. Max Bogacki will officiate and burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 21 Feb 2006

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GRACE

MARY ANN CRONE GRACE (1860 - 5 Mar 1933)

Newspaper: The Orleans Republican, Wednesday, 8 March, 1933
Surnames: GRACE, CRONE, RILEY

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ann GRACE, a resident in Albion for 66 Years, who died here on Tuesday morning of last week, were held Wednesday from St. Joseph's Church. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Surviving Mrs. GRACE are her husband, John GRACE; a son, William of Albion; two daughters, Elizabeth of Albion and Mrs. Edward RILEY of Lockport and three grandchildren.

(Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery)

Submitted by: Mark Rustay Jan 2, 2002


PATRICK GRACE (1863 - 13 Dec 1944)

Newspaper: The Medina Journal, Fri. 12/15/1944
Surnames: GRACE, COVENEY, DUGGAN, SMITH

Albion - Patrick GRACE, 81, former resident of Washington Street, Albion, and a retired employee of the New York State Training School here.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Arthur SMITH of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. James (Catherine) DUGGAN of Albion and Mrs. Mary COVENEY of New Jersey; two brothers, John of Muncie, Ind.; and Gerald of North Tonawanda; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Merrill Funeral Home, 134 E. State Street, Albion, where a prayer service will be held tomottow at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's CHurc with burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Feb 20, 2002

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GRACEY

AMANDA ECKER GRACEY (5 Jan 1869 - 15 Jul 1945)

Newspaper: The Medina Journal, Mon., 16 Jul 1945
Surnames: GRACEY, ECKER, KRUGER, SENSKE, VERBRIDGE

Mrs. Amanda GRACEY, 76, widow of Robert GRACEY, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert KRUGER, 577 East Avenue, following a long illness. Born Jan. 5, 1869 at Welland, Ontario, Mrs. GRACEY resided at Lyndonville for many years.

Surviving are two sons, Clarence GRACEY of Lyndonville, who has volunteered as a Red Cross worker and leaves Wednesday ro assume his duties, and Charles GRACEY of Attica; two daughters, Mrs. Albert KRUGER of Medina, and Mrs. Earl VERBRIDGE od Lyndonville; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Albert SENSKE of Jordan, Ontario, and Mrs. Oscar ECKER of Vineland, Ontario; and five brothers, Frank ECKER of Sequim, Wash., Norman ECKER of Lyndonville, John and Harmon ECKER of St. Catherines, Ont., and Arthur ECKER of Vineland, Ont.

Funeral services will be held from the Warne Funeral Home, Maple Avenue, Lyndonville, Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Walter Readett of Medina officiating. Burial will be in Lynhaven Cemetery, lyndonville.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 31 Mar 2006


CLARENCE L. GRACEY (23 Oct 1897 - 9 Mar 1956)

Newspaper: The Medina Journal, Mon., 12 Mar 1956
Surnames: GRACEY, KRUGER, PLUMMER, VERBRIDGE

LYNHAVEN BURIAL FOR C.L. GRACEY WHO DIED FRIDAY
Lyndonville - Funeral services were held in the Smythe Funeral Home at 2 o'clock today for Clarence L. GRACEY of 36 West Ave. with the Rev. Donald M. Peck, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Lynhaven Cemetery. On Friday afternoon, Mr. GRACEY suffered a heart attack and was rushed to Medina Memorial Hospital where death resulted early in the evening.

Born on October 23, 1897 on Murdock Road, Town of Yates, he was the son of the late Robert and Amanda FOKER (?) GRACEY and had been a lifetime resident of the township. On Nov. 29, 1920, he was united in marriage to Miss Josie PLUMMER.

Although Mr. GRACEY had always engaged in farming, he had formerly operated a flour and feed mill for many years. During World War II he had served as a director of the American Red Cross both in Austria and later Japan. He was a co-chairman of the 1956 local Red Cross fund drive. A member of the Lyndonville Methodist Church and of the official board of the Church he had also taught a class in the Sunday School. He was also a member of the Lyndonville Trail Riders Club.

Surviving besides his wife are one brother, Charles GRACEY of Attica, and two sisters Mrs. Albert KRUGER, Rochester and Mrs. Earl VERBRIDGE of Lyndonville, also two nieces and one nephew.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 6 Apr 2008

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GRACZYK

ALICE J. GRACZYK (1937 - 16 Mar 1953)

Newspaper: Holley Standard – 19 Mar 1953, p.3, c.3
Surnames: GRACZYK, MIGNANO

Alice J. GRACZYK of the Transit Rd., Kent, aged 15, died at St. Jerome’s Hospital in Batavia on Monday, March 16, 1953, after an illness of two months. She was a pupil at Kendall Central school.

She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph GRACZYK Sr.; two brothers, Edward of Kent and Joseph Jr. of the Army, in New Jersey; and a sister, Mrs. John MIGNANO of Holley Rd., Albion. Funeral services are being held at ten o’clock this (Thursday) morning at St. Mary’s Church in Albion with burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 7 Mar 2008


GEORGE GRACZYK (1892 - 18 May 1956)

Newspaper: The Albion Advertiser, Albion; Thurs., May 24, 1956
Surnames: GRACZYK, McKENNA, HOLLIDAY, BLISSETT, YASKULSKI

George GRACZYK, 64, of Angevine Road, Town of Barre, died on Friday in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Alan McKENNA of Barre and Mrs. Howard HOLLIDAY of Fredonia; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Arthur BLISSETT, Sr., of Holley and Mrs. Adam YASKULSKI of Barre, and three brothers, Stephen and Walter of Albion, and Joseph of Kent.

A service was held in St. Mary’s Church Tuesday at 9 a. m. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Submitted by: Mark Rustay 15 Feb 2002


JOSEPH C. GRACZYK (1932 - 14 Nov 1970)

Newspaper: The Albion Advertiser
Surnames: GRACZYK, GIBBS, MIGNANO

Stepping Up to Eternal Life

Joseph C. GRACZYK, Jr., 38, of Albion, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 1970 at the Batavia Veterans Hospital after a short illness. Born in the Town of Gaines, he had lived in this area all his life. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and served in the Army.

Survivors are his wife, Rose GIBBS GRACZYK; one son Olin of Albion; one daughter, Miss Tina GRACZYK of Albion; his father, Joseph C. GRACZYK Sr., of Albion; one brother, Edward of Hamlin; and one sister, Mrs. John MIGNANO of Holley. Friends called at the Merrill-Grinnell Funeral Home. A Requiem Mass at St. Mary's Church. Burial in Mt. Albion Cemetery

Submitted by: Mark Rustay 16 Jan 2002


MARY ANN RYCHLEWSKI GRACZYK (16 Jul 1865 - 24 Dec 1949)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Tues., Dec. 27, 1949
Surnames: BLISSETT, GRACZYK, RYCHLEWSKI, YASKULSKI.

Albion - Funeral services will be held here tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. in her home and at 9 a.m. in St. Mary's Church for Mrs. Mary Ann GRACZYK, 84, whose death occurred here on Saturday, December 24. Born in Poland she had been a resident of this village for over 50 years. Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery.

She is survived by four sons, George GRACZYK of Barre, Joseph GRACZYK of Kent, Stephen and Walter GRACZYK of Albion; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur BLISSETT of Holley and Mrs. Adam YASKULSKI of Barre, also 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

(Note: Widow of John GRACZYK)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 22 Mar, 2002


Newspaper: Albion Advertiser, Albion, NY., Thurs, 29 Dec., 1949, Page 7

Stepping Up To Eternal Life
Mrs. Mary A. GRACZYK, 84, died in Albion on Saturday. She was born in Poland and had lived here for 50 years. She is survived by four sons, George of Barre, Joseph of Kent, Stephen and Walter of Albion; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur BLISSETT of Holley and Mrs. Adam YASKULSKI of Barre, also 19 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She was a member of St. Mary's church.

Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Submitted by: Mark Rustay 27 Mar 2002

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GRADY

JOHN GRADY (1836 – 23 Jul 1911)

Newspaper: Orleans American and Weekly News 27 Jul 1911
Surnames: GRADY, CARROLL, DONOVAN, JORDON, SCHARPING

On Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph M. CAROLL, on West Academy Street, occurred the death of Mr. John GRADY, a former resident of East Gaines and well known in this village. For fifty-two years Mr. GRADY was engaged in farming, but retired from active live about three years ago. Deceased was born in County Clare (near Ennis), Ireland and came to Orleans County over a half century ago. He has been a resident of this county ever since. Mr. GRADY was a member of St. Joseph Church.

He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Timothy DONOVAN of Rochester; Mrs. Warren JORDON and Mrs. Albert SCHARPING of Carlton, and Mrs. J. M. CARROLL of this village; and one son, William GRADY of Carlton. The funeral was held on Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock at St. Joseph Church, Rev. Francis Sullivan officiating.

(Interment in Old St. Joseph’s Cemetery)

Submitted by: Sarah Benjamin 31 Dec 2005

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GRAEBER

MRS. GEORGE GRAEBER ( - 2 Jan 1926)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 7 Jan 1926
Surnames: GRAEBER, GURTNEY, REMDE

Mrs. George GRAEBER died Saturday at her home in Buffalo. She was a sister of Mrs. Herman REMDE (Gertrude GURTNEY), of Medina.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Nov 2007

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GRAHAM

MYRTLE BUNN GRAHAM (9 Apr 1885 - 29 Jun 1924)

Newspaper: The Medina Daily Journal
Surnames: GRAHAM, BUNN

Death of Mrs. Myrtle GRAHAM
Mrs. Myrtle GRAHAM 39 years old of 122 West Center Street wife of Clarence GRAHAM died Sunday in the lola Sanotarium of Rochester. After an illness of eight weeks. She is survived by her husband, one daughter May, mother Mrs. Eva BUNN and four sisters and two' brothers. Funeral services will be held at the home of her mother 104 Eagle street, Tuesday at 2:30. Burial will be at Boxwood Cemetery.

Submitted by: Cindy Dir28 Aug 2012

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GRANT

CLARA MAY SELF GRANT (Nov 1872 - 12 Nov 1940)

Newspaper: The Orleans Republican, Albion; Wed. Nov 13, 1940
Surnames: GRANT, SELF, KEYMEL, HYDE

Mrs. Clara May GRANT died last evening at the home of Mrs. Walter KEYMEL, a daughter, on King St. She had been ill for two years. Her age was 68. The funeral service will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2:30 in Merrill’s mortuary.

Interment is to take place at Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Mrs. GRANT also leaves a son, William GRANT of Buffalo; a sister, Mrs. Jennie HYDE of Elba; brother, Charles SELF of Shelby, and one grandchild.

Submitted by: Mark RustayFeb 17, 2002


CORNELIA D. ELLICOTT GRANT (14 Feb 1804 - 16 Oct 1888)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 18 Oct. 1888
Surnames: GRANT, CHAMBERLIN, ELLICOTT

The death of Mrs. L. A. G. (George) B. Grant occurred at her home in Oswego on Tuesday, in the 85th year of her age. Deceased was aunt of Mrs. Dr. Chamberlin, and was one of the pioneer residents of the town of Shelby. The remains were brought to Medina last evening and the funeral services will be held to-day at ten o’clock, a.m. at St. John’s Church. The burial will be in the cemetery at Shelby Center. Relatives and friends from Oswego and Buffalo are in attendance.

(Interment in Shelby Center Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 12 Feb 2007


DIANE GRANT (1955 - 16 Nov 1958)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; prob. Mon, Nov. 17, 1958
Surnames: GRANT, McALLESTER

Word has been received of the death on Sunday of Diane GRANT, 3-year-old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Watson L. GRANT, at Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas. Little Diane was stricken with leukemia last Christmas. She was the granddaughter of Arthur W. GRANT, W. Center St., Medina, and the grandniece of Mrs. Walter McALLESTER, Jeddo.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 13 Jan 2003


EDNA ALMIRA GRANT (31 Aug 1901 - 13 Mar 1904)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 17 Mar 1904
Surnames: GRANT

A distressing accident occurred at Waterport, Sunday, when a child of Mr. (William) GRANT, who is a tenant on the farm of Dr. F. L. June, found a box of pills and before it was discovered, took the contents, causing its death. The child was about two years old.

(Interment in Otter Creek Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 15 Jan 2006


SARAH GRANT ( - 3 Apr 1904)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 7 Apr 1904
Surnames: GRANT

Mrs. Sarah GRANT, of Sawyer, near Albion, was found dead in bed last Sunday.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 15 Jan 2006

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GRAPES

JAMES GRAPES (23 Jun 1820 – 27 Sep 1900)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune; Thurs, 04 Oct. 4, 1900
Surnames: GRAPES

James GRAPES, an old resident of Oak Orchard, died on Friday, at the advanced age of eighty years. News Items of Oak Orchard:

James GRAPES, an old resident of this place, died suddenly Thursday morning of last week at his daughter's near Kenyonville, where he had been staying for a few weeks. He leaves one son and six daughters. The funeral was held at this place Sunday afternoon.

(Interment in Union Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 25 May 2003

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GRATEFUL

MARY WDZIECZNY GRATEFUL ( - 19 Nov 1951)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, (date unknown)
Surnames: GRATEFUL, WDZIECZNY, DAVIS

Mr. and Mrs. Steven DAVIS, Gulf Street, have been notified of the death of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary WDZIECZNY GRATEFUL, wife of Frank, in Los Angeles, November 19. Mr. and Mrs. GRATEFUL were former residents of Medina, Mr. GRATEFUL being employed by the A. L. Swett Co. for 15 years.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 May 2002

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GRATRICK

ELIZABETH ROLLINS GRATRICK (19 Feb 1820 - 6 Aug 1888)

Newspaper: Democrat & Chronicle of Rochester, NY, Wed, 8 Aug 1888
Surnames: GRATRICK

The death of Miss (Mrs.) Elizabeth GRATRICK of Medina took place Monday (6 Aug 1888). She was 68 years old. The funeral will take place today (8 Aug 1888) from the house.

(Interment in Fletcher Cemetery)

Submitted by: Glenda Whitaker Subyak, Sep 10, 2001


Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs., Aug. 9, 1888

Mrs. Elizabeth GRATRICK, aged 68 years, died at her residence in Shelby, Sunday morning.

(Note: Wife of James)

Submitted by: Carolyn RustayFeb 21, 2002


JAMES GRATRICK (4 Feb 1812 - 27 Aug 1898)

Newspaper: Medina Register, Thurs., Sept. 1, 1898
Surnames: GRATRICK

James GRATRICK died at his home in East Shelby on Saturday, aged 86 years. His funeral was held at Fletcher's Chapel Monday at 12 o'clock.

(Interment in Fletcher Cemetery)

Submitted by: Carolyn RustayFeb 21, 2002


JAMES GRATRICK (1 Nov 1858 - 12 Jul 1945)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Thurs., July 12, 1945
Surnames: GRATRICK, CLUTE

James GRATRICK, 87, a retired farmer, died this morning in an Albion Hospital after a lingering illness. Born in the Town of Shelby, he had resided in this community his entire lifetime, where he operated his farm, retiring about six years ago.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Fred CLUTE of South Main Street, with whom he had made his home; and two grandchildren, Ralph and Merle CLUTE, both of Medina.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Thibault Funeral Parlor, South Main Street. Burial will be at Millville Cemetery.

Submitted by: Carolyn RustayFeb 21, 2002


LYDIA GRATRICK (15 Jul 1858 – 8 Feb 1920)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; 12 February 1920
Surnames: GRATRICK, MUNDION, DYE

Died on Sunday morning last after an illness of six weeks, at her home on South avenue, Mrs. William GRATRICK, aged 61 years. The surviving relatives and her husband, two daughters, Cora J. GRATRICK, of Niagara Falls and Mrs. Leslie MUNDION of Fletcher Chaple(-el), a sister, Mrs. Eunice GRATRICK, and three brother(s), Enos, Thomas and Charles DYE. Funeral services were held at the family home yesterday afternoon. Rev. Walter Foss officiating. Interment at Boxwood Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 8 Feb 2014


THOMAS GRATRICK (1850 – 20 Sep 1900)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune; Thurs, 27 Sep 1900
Surnames: GRATRICK

Thomas GRATRICK died on Thursday last at his home near Wheatville, aged fifty years.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 25 May 2003

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GRAVES

WILLIAM H. GRAVES (1858 - 20 Jun 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 24 Jun 1915
Surnames: GRAVES, PARKER, KIBLER, HENION

William H. GRAVES, 52 years old, of No. 288 Lexington avenue, Buffalo, formerly of Medina, committed suicide at his home on Sunday evening by shooting himself through the left temple with a 38 calibre revolver. Mr. GRAVES is survived by his widow; one son, Louis, of Buffalo; a daughter, Mrs. W. H. (Gertrude) PARKER, of Ripley; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Anna) KIBLER, of Medina, and Mrs. L. E. (Carrie) HENION, of Rochester, and two brothers, Edward GRAVES, of Brockport, and Charles E. GRAVES, of Rochester.

Deceased had been in ill health more than a year, having been obliged to resign his position at the Snow Steam Pump Works on that account. The fatal act was committed while friends were calling at the unfortunate man's home. His wife went to call him when she discovered her husband’s body stretched on the floor, with a revolver still clutched in his hand. At his side lay a note which read: "I shot myself. Discouraged. Don't send my body to the hospital." The remains were brought here on Tuesday and the funeral held under the auspices of the I. O. O. F., of which order he had been a member for a long time. The interment was in Boxwood Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 30 Apr 2006

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GRAY

ALICE G. GRAY (14 May 1907 - 5 Aug 1962)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon, 6 Aug 1962, Vol. 58 No. 128
Surnames: GRAY, CROWLEY, WEAVER

Miss GRAY Dead; For 33 Years a Lyndonville Faculty Member Lyndonville - The death of Miss Alice GRAY of 37 Maple Avenue occurred Sunday afternoon in Medina Memorial Hospital after an illness of several weeks. Born in the Town of Ridgeway on May 14, 1907, she was the daughter of Mrs. Alma GRAY of the above address and the late William C. GRAY.

A graduate of Lyndonville High School in the class of 1925, she continued her interest in sports and physical fitness by attending physical education school at Cortland from which she graduated in 1928. She has taken advanced courses at Syracuse University. In June this year she completed 33 years of teaching girls' physical education in the Lyndonville school system.

Miss GRAY's concern for the spiritual and moral as well as the physical welfare of her pupils led to many a quiet talk in connection with class exercises. Her kindness, good humor and tolerance endeared her to school children and adults alike. Active in faculty affairs, Miss GRAY was chairman of the committee of The Teachers Association which developed the scholarship fund drive in May and saw a long cherished dream fulfilled. She was a member of the New York State Teachers Association and the National Education Association.

Long an active member of the Lyndonville Presbyterian Church and its Sunday School and Guild, she had served in the capacity of financial secretary for a few years prior to assuming the office of church treasurer, which office she has held for over five years. Surviving are her mother; one sister, Mrs. Grace GRAY-CROWLEY; one foster brother, James WEAVER of Fremont, Calif.; two aunts, Miss Clara GRAY and Mrs. Theda GRAY, Lyndonville, and several cousins.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 in the Smythe Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Richar Billingsley, pastor of the Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Lynhaven Cemetery.

Submitted by: Tom Fulton 6 Mar 2008


ALMA A. BERGEMAN GRAY (1879 - 30 May 1970)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal Register, Mon, 1 Jun 1970, p 3 Vol. 68 No 86
Surnames: GRAY, BERGEMAN, CROWLEY, EICK, FIERETZ, KRAATZ, WEAVER

Lyndonville - Miss Alma A. GRAY, 90, of 37 Maple Ave., was pronounced dead upon arrival at Medina Memorial Hospital Saturday. She was the widow of the late William C. GRAY, whose death occurred in Dec. 1945. A daughter, Miss Alice GRAY, died in Aug. 1962. Mrs. GRAY has resided all her adult life in the Lyndonville area. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church for over 50 years and of the Worthwhile Class and the Guild of that church.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Grace GRAY CTOWLEY; a foster son, James K. WEAVER of Costa Mesa, Calif., and three cousins, Mrs. Irving FRAATZ and Mrs. Vila FIERETZ, both of Medina, and Mrs. Franlin EICK of Middleport. Funeral services were held this afternoon in the Smythe Funeral Home at 3 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Richard Billingsley. Burial was in Lynhaven Cemetery.

Submitted by: Tom Fulton 6 Mar 2008


CHARLES BENJAMIN GRAY (29 Dec 1850 - 17 Dec 1906)

Newspaper: unknown
Surnames: GRAY

On Monday last at about 1:30 o'clock, our citizens were surprised when they heard of the death of Mr. Charles GRAY, one of Albion's well known and leading citizens, which occurred at his late home. Mr. GRAY had been ill with pneumonia only a short time and no one thought his case a critical one until a short time before he expired. His age was 56 years. Mr. GRAY for many years conducted a nursery, which he successfully managed up to the time of his death. He was an honest and upright citizen and was respected by those who knew him. He was of a kind and generous disposition; a man of splendid character and one in whom confidence could be placed.

He was a devoted member of the Albion Baptist Church and held the office of deacon in said church for some time. He was a good, kind Christian gentleman, and his death will be a loss in the community where he had resided nearly all his life.

The funeral will be held this Thursday morning from his late residence in Allen street at 11 o'clock, Rev. D. L. Jamison, pastor of the Baptist church officiating. Mr. GRAY is survived by a widow (Mary Jane (nee Howland)) and married daughter (Inez Howland, wife of George H. CASEY). Interment in Mount Albion cemetery. (error)

(Interment in Union Cemetery)

Submitted by: Sheila Strickland Mar 8, 2002


CLARA GRAY (29 Jan 1880 - 7 Aug 1965)

Newspaper: unknown
Surnames: GRAY, CROWLEY, SINCLAIR, SWIFT

Clara GRAY, 85 Dies; Once in Family Business
Miss Clara A. GRAY, 85, of 69 S Main St., died Saturday morning in the Bishop Nursing Home, Medina, where she had been a patient for two years and eight months. Born Jan. 29, 1880, she was the daughter of William and Mary SINCLAIR GRAY. She attended Lyndonville school and was graduated from the high school in 1899. Before her death she was the oldest living alunma of Lyndonville High School.

Miss Gray was a member of the Lyndonville Presbyterian Church and of the Guild of that church. During her active years she had been associated with her father and brother in the William Gray & Son Lumber Company here. Her interests since retirement included the Yates Community Library wheree she had been of great help.

Surviving are one niece, Mrs. Grace GRAY CROWLEY; two cousins, Louis B. SWIFT and Harry SWIFT of Rochester, and two sisters-in-law, Mrs William GRAY and Mrs John C. Gay [sic GRAY] of Lydonville. Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 pm in the Smythe Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Richard Billingsley, pastor of the Presbyterian Church. Burial was made in Lynhaven Cemetery.

Submitted by: Tom Fulton 6 Mar 2008


E. VELLEDA WATERMAN GRAY (1855 - 4 Dec 1920)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs, Dec 9, 1920
Surnames: GRAY, WATERMAN

Mrs. Almon J. GRAY, of 168 Loreing Avenue, Buffalo, died on Saturday morning last after a long illness. Her age was 65 years. Besides her husband, one daughter and a brother, Frank WATERMAN, of this place survive. The suneral occurred on Monday with interment at West Ridgeway Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 22 Aug 1920


EMMA E. BACON GRAY (6 Jan 1887 - 28 Dec 1959)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Tues., Dec. 29, 1959
Surnames: GRAY, BACON, HEITZ, HOFFMAN, BAKER, GIMBLE

Mrs. Emma E. GRAY, 82, of 147 Maple Ave. died suddenly last night at her home. She was the widow of James Henry GRAY, whose death occurred in 1943. Mrs. GRAY was born in Medina on Jan. 6, 1887, and had lived here her entire lifetime. She had been a member of First Baptist Church for fifty-three years, and a member of Welcome Rebekah Lodge for the same period.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Wesley (Helen) HETZ, at home, and Mrs. James (Geraldine) HOFFMAN of Medina; two grandchildren, Mrs. Ronald BAKER of Shelby Center and Donald GIMBLE of Eagle Harbor, several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Barnes-Tuttle Funeral Home, Pearl St., where services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. H. Burton Entrekin of First Baptist Church will officiate and burial will be in Boxwood Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 27 Jan 2003


ETHEL O. GRAY (14 Jan 1889 - 24 Nov 1916)

Newspaper: THE MEDINA TRIBUNE, Thurs., 30 Nov 1916 "ABOUT THE COUNTY"
Surnames: GRAY, VanSTONE

Miss Ethel GRAY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry VanSTONE, formerly residents of Albion, died in St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, last week from injuries received when alighting from a car on West avenue in that city. As she with a party of friends stepped from the car, an auto driven by Max Welshaar, Jr., who was driving on the wrong side of the street and at a high rate of speed, struck Miss GRAY, dragging her about 50 feet.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 17 Sep 2012


HARRIET COLEMAN GRAY (25 Jan 1844 - 31 Dec 1919)

Newspaper: Lyndonville Enterprise, January 8, 1920
Surnames: GRAY, BROWN, COLEMAN, CONLEY, SHERWOOD

Mrs. Harriet COLEMAN GRAY, whose death occurred Wednesday morning, Dec. 31, 1919, at her late residence in this village, will be missed from a large circle of friends whom she had gathered around her and to whom she had endeared herself by her radiant and cherry spirit thruout the years of her suffering which were many. She was born at Norwich, England, Jan. 25, 1844, where she lived till her 7th year when her parents came to this country and settled on a farm on the Lyndonville Road just North of the Ridge.

On Jan. 4, 1866, she was married to Robert GRAY, a prosperous young farmer who had come to this town from Caledonia and who had acquired the large farm a few miles each of Lyndonville, which has since been known as the 'Gray Farm,' and where Mrs. GRAY began her life as wife and mother. To this union there were born their two children, who survive her, Walter Coleman GRAY of Lyndonville, and Mrs. Elizabeth SHERWOOD CONLEY of Lockport. In 1868 she united with the Presbyterian church of Lyndonville, to which she had been a most faithful and devoted member.

Some twenty-six years ago Mr. and Mrs. GRAY sold their farm and moved into the village taking up their abode at their residence on Main street. He died after a short residence of two years. She lived to mourn the death of loved ones who made their home with her, the hardest to bear perhaps being that of her grandson Robert Sherwood whose untimely death was caused by drowning. The funeral services were conducted from her late residence by her pastor, the Rev. Herbert H. Brown, on Friday, Jan. 2, at 2 o'clock, interment being made in Lynhaven Cemetery.

Submitted by: Tom Fulton 9 Feb 2001


JAMES WILLIS GRAY (25 Sept 1824 - 2 Apr 1880)

Newspaper: The Orleans Republican, April 7, 1880
Surnames: GRAY, WEBSTER

J.W. GRAY, an old and esteemed resident of this town, died at his residence south of the village on Wednesday last, aged 56 years. He leaves a wife (Annie WEBSTER), one son (Charles B. GRAY) and two daughters (Fannie Calista and Hallie). Mr. Gray was well known throughout Western New York as a fruit grower and nurseyman, and he was always deeply interested in horticultural matters. Mr. GRAY's disease was typhoid pneumonia, and he was sick but a short time.

(Interred in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Submitted by: Sheila Strickland Mar 8, 2002


JEMIMA SMITH GRAY (1 Jan 1828 - 7 Jul 1909)

Newspaper: The Medina Daily Journal, 8 Jul 1909
Surnames: GRAY, PALMER, SMITH

Mrs. John GRAY died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. PALMER, of Lee Street, Millville, yesterday afternoon.  The funeral will be held from the residence on Friday at 2:30 o'clock and interment will be made at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Mrs. John GRAY was born Jemima SMITH of Ingham, Norfolk, England on 1 Jan 1828.  She married John GRAY in 1850.

Submitted by: K. Howard Gray 12 Jun 2002


JENNIE A. BATES GRAY (25 Dec 1851 - 14 Dec 1924)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 18 Dec 1924
Surnames: GRAY, SERVOSS, CROWE

The death of Mrs. Jane GRAY, aged 73 years, occurred at the home of her daughter Mrs. Burt L. SERVOSS, on Highland avenue, Sunday. She is survived by three sons, James, George and Frank, of Medina; two daughters Mrs. Burt L. SERVOSS of Medina and Mrs Alfred CROWE of Buffalo; six sisters and one brother and ten grandchildren. Mrs. GRAY was the oldest member of the Baptist church and a devoted Christian; and was a member of Welcome Rebekah Lodge of Medina; the funeral was held at her late home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, the Rev. J. J. Allen officiating. Interment was in Boxwood Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 12 Sep 2006


JOHN C. GRAY (10 Aug 1881 - 25 Jun 1946)

Newspaper: Unknown
Surnames: GRAY, DOWD, SINCLAIR

LYNDONVILLE, June 26, - John C. GRAY, 64, owner of the J. C. Gray & Co. lumber business, Democratic committeeman of the Town of Yates, died Tuesday at his Main St. home following a three months’ illness. Born Aug. 10, 1881 in Lyndonville, the son of the late William and Mary SINCLAIR GRAY, he lived here his entire lifetime.

Mr. GRAY continued the operation of the lumber business started by his father, whose death occurred in 1907. He attended the local schools and Rochester Business Institute. A member of Yates Lodge F & A M 675, he was a past master, and served as treasurer for 17 years. He was a member of the Northeastern Lumbermen's Association.

Surviving are his wife, Theda DOWD GRAY (See McIVOR); one sister, Miss Clara A. GRAY of Lyndonville; and two nieces. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 P. M. from his late home, with the Rev. Frederick Mittlefehldt of Elba, formerly of Lyndonville, officiating.

(Interment in Lynhaven Cemetery)

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

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 8 Feb 2004


JOHN R. GRAY (Jan 1849 - 5 Aug 1926)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 12 Aug 1926
Surnames: GRAY, BICKFORD, WICKUM

John R. GRAY, 77, died suddenly last Thursday at his home in Holley. He was born in the town of Barre, and had been a resident of this vicinity all his life. He leaves a son, Henry GRAY of Holley, a brother, Albert GRAY of Medina, two sisters, Mrs. Frank BICKFORD, of Shelby, and Mrs. WICKUM, of Pasadena, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 8 Nov 2007


MINNIE LAURA PARSONS GRAY (22 Apr 1871 - 9 Jan 1920)

Newspaper: Lyndonville Enterprise, January 15, 1920
Surnames: GRAY, BROWN, FISK, PARSONS, PETRIE

The news of the sudden and untimely death of Mrs. Walter C. GRAY came as a great shock to her many friends last Friday Morning, for she seemed to be steadily improving from the alarming attack which she suffered on the night of December 21. Her usual good health failed about a year ago, but her friends felt encouraged to hope that she would be able to rally from this her recent attack. Last Thursday she was again stricken, from which it was not possible for her to rally, as she succumbed about 11 o'clock that evening.

Minnie Laura was the eldest daughter of the late I. Clark PARSONS, and was born at the PARSON's homestead north-east of this village on April 22, 1871. Having always lived in this vicinity, she gained a wide circle of friends who deeply mourn her death. On October 11, 1893, she was united in marriage to Walter Coleman Gray, who at that time took possession of the GRAY farm east of Lyndonville, where they lived till they moved to their present home on Sunset view in 1909. She was a faithful and devoted member of the Presbyterian church of Lyndonville and will be greatly missed from its service and various activities. The funeral services were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. Herbert H. Brown, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from her late residence. Members of the local Chapter of Eastern Star, with which order Mrs. GRAY has been long identified, were present. Interment was made in Lynhaven Cemetery.

A husband, one daughter, Mrs. Mildred GRAY PETRIE, one sister, Mrs. Julia FISK of Los Angles, Cal.; one brother, Mr. Lee PARSONS of Medina, and two grandchildren, Coleman ALLEN and Robert Lee PETRIE, survive. The heartfelt sympathy of the community goes out to Mr. GRAY in this his double bereavement.

Submitted by: Tom Fulton Feb 9, 2001


ROBERT S. GRAY (19 Aug 1838 - 25 Mar 1896)

Newspaper: unknown
Surnames: GRAY, SHERWOOD, SWIFT, MALLETT, COLEMAN

Robert S. GRAY

The citizens of Lyndonville and vicinity were startled on Wednesday afternoon, March 28th, by the death, after a brief illness, of Robert S. GRAY, of that village. The youngest of the three sons of the late Walter GRAY, he was born in Caledonia, Livingston Co., N. Y., August 19, 1838. When Robert was but a few weeks old, Walter GRAY removed with his family to the township of Yates, in which Lyndonville is situated, where, excepting a brief temporary residence in Medina, he spent the remainder of his life, Robert remaining with him upon the farm and succeeding him in its possession and management upon his father's death.

Two years ago Mr. GRAY removed to Lyndonville, leaving his farm under the care of his only son Walter, who, with his only daughter, Elizabeth, married in December last to Fancher SHERWOOD, of Somerset, survives him. There are still living his brothers, William GRAY, of Lyndonville, and George B. GRAY, of Pontiac, Illinois, and two sisters, Mrs. Euphemia SWIFT, of Lyndonville, and Mrs. John MALLETT, of Yates.

Robert GRAY was married Jan. 4, 1866 to Harriet COLEMAN, of Ridgeway, who remains to mourn his loss. Quiet, but energetic and industrious, upright and honorable, he was a kind neighbor, a public-spirited citizen, a conscientious and consistent christian, commanding the confidence and respect of all who knew him, and very dear to a wide circle of friends and neighbors. Long a member of the Presbyterian Church of Lyndonville, of whose service, with all his father's family, he had all of his life been an attendant, he was for the last fourteen years a highly respected and efficient member of the session. He will be sadly missed in all of the circles of public and private life with which he was identified.

The funeral took place at his late residence on Saturday afternoon, March 28th, the pastor of the Presbyterian Church, Dr. Freeman, conducting the service.

(These obituaries were copied from clippings in the scrapbook of Lillian (CAUSEBROOK) BULL who was born in Ridgeway, Orleans County on June 27, 1871 and died in Burlington, Otsego County, NY on July 30, 1941. I am not a descendant of any of the other individuals whose obituaries I have submitted.)

(Interment in Lynhaven Cemetery)

Submitted by: Carma (BULL) Stone Aug 29, 2001


WALTER GRAY (1863 - 15 Feb 1903)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 19 Feb 1903
Surnames: GRAY, ARNOLD

Walter GRAY, who is well known in this vicinity, died at his home south of Middleport, on Sunday morning last, after a brief illness with typhoid fever pneumonia. Deceased was married about four years ago to Miss Madge ARNOLD, only daughter of the late John ARNOLD.

The funeral occurred on Tuesday, Rev. G. A. Kratzer officiating. Mr. GRAY was about forty years of age, and besides his widow, three brothers - Almon J. of Buffalo, Charles and Fred, of Jeddo, survive.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 31 Nov 2005


WALTER COLEMAN GRAY (20 Mar 1871 - 24 Mar 1955)

Newspaper: unknown
Surnames: GRAY, ALBONE, COLE, COLEMAN, CONLEY, PETRIE, SHERWOOD, TESNOW

Lyndonville - Walter Coleman GRAY, 84, died at his home, Swett Rd., early this morning after an illness of several months. He was born in Town of Yates March 20, 1871, the son of Robert and Harriet COLEMAN GRAY, and he had resided in the community, where he had been engaged in farming, all his adult life. Mr. GRAY’s first wife, Mrs. Minnie GRAY, died Jan. 8, 1919, and in Feb. 1921, he was married to Miss Florence COLE of Rochester. The deceased was a member of Lyndonville Presbyterian Church and had served as elder since 1898, having been elected to the board to replace his father. In recent years he had served in the capacity of honorary elder. He was a member of Yates Lodge 675, F&AM.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Clarence PETRIE of Lyndonville, and three grandchildren, Coleman PETRIE of Medina, Robert PETRIE of Marblehead, Mass., and Mrs. Robert ALBONE of Rochester. Also eight great-grandchildren; one nephew, Clayton SHERWOOD of East Orange, N.J., and two nieces, Mrs. Ethel CONLEY in Arizona, and Mrs. Irene TESNOW of York, Pa.

Services will be held at the Smythe Funeral Home, N. Main St., Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Billingsley 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


WILLIAM CLARK GRAY (20 Dec 1863 - 31 Dec 1945)

Newspaper: Lyndonville Enterprise, January 3, 1946
Surnames: GRAY, BERGMAN, CROWLEY

The death of William Clark GRAY, 82, occurred late Monday afternoon, Dec. 31, at Medina Memorial hospital where he had been a patient since Dec. 23. He had been in poor health for nearly two years as a result of injuries he sustained in a fall. Born in Lydonville, Dec. 20, 1863, the son of William and Hannah GRAY, he had spend his entire life in this community. He engaged in farming, and pursued that occupation on a farm in the Town Line rd. just east of Beck's corners as long as his health permitted. The family moved from that location to their present residence in Maple ave. about one year ago. Mr. GRAY was a member of Lydonville Presbyterian church.

He married Miss Alma BERGMAN, who survives him, together with two daughters, Mrs. Grace GRAY CROWLEY of Tonawanda, and Miss Alice GRAY, who is physical education teacher in Lyndonville Central school; also one brother, John C. GRAY, and one sister, Miss Clara A. GRAY, both of Lydonville. Funeral services will be held from the Smythe Funeral home Thursday afternoon, Jan. 3, at 2 o'clock. Rev. William A. Findley of Medina Presbyterian church will officiate and interment will be in Lynhaven Cemetery.

Submitted by: Tom Fulton Feb 9, 2001

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GREAR

CAROLINE ELMA MANN GREAR (22 Jun 1846 - 20 Mar 1912)

Newspaper: Orleans Republican, 27 Mar 1912, East Gaines News
Surnames: GREAR, HENDERSON, MANN

Mrs. Kate MANN, beloved wife of Frank GREAR, departed this life March 20th in her 60th (66th) year. She was a kind and loving wife and mother.

The funeral services were conducted on Saturday afternoon by Rev. Mr. Newman of Gaines, assisted by Rev. Mr. Estey of the church here. The many and beautiful floral pieces showed the love and esteem in which she was held. Sympathy is extended to the bereaved family, which consists of a husband and two daughters, Mrs. Clara S. HENDERSON and Mrs. Tillie GREAR and threegrand-sons...Mr. G. MANN of Batavia, was here on Saturday to attend the funeralof his sister, Mrs. GREAR.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Submitted by: Paul E. Newell 2 Apr 2005

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GREASART

CHARLES C. GREASART (Dec 1834 - 8 Jan 1917)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 1/9/1917
Surnames: GREASART, BAKER

Word was received here this morning of the death of Charles C. GREASART, of Buffalo, which occurred at his home in that city yesterday morning. Deceased was well known in Medina and is a brother of Mrs. William H. BAKER, of this place. He is also survived by a widow and three children. Funeral services will be held at his late home, 142 Kretner street, tomorrow afternoon.

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


ELIZABETH TOWN GREASART (1837 - 29 Feb 1888)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs. 8 Mar 1888
Surnames: GREASART, BEYER, TOWN

Elizabeth TOWN, wife of Edward GREASART, of this place, died of paralysis yesterday afternoon, after several weeks illness. Deceased was 51 years of age. The funeral will be held at the residence on Park Avenue, on Saturday at 2 p.m.


Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs. 8 Mar 1888

The obsequies of Elizabeth, wife of Edward GREASART, occurred at the home on Park Avenue, where she died Wednesday afternoon last, February 29th. Mrs. GREASART was in her fifty-second year and leaves a husband and two daughters--Mrs. Mary, wife of Eugene BEYER, and Miss Lizzie, and an only brother--George S. Town, of Marion, Kansas--to mourn her loss.

Mrs. GREASART was a daughter of the late George R. and Maria TOWN, whose remains rest in Boxwood Cemetery and where now, by their side, their daughter’s remains have been placed by gentle and loving friends.

Mrs. GREASART was born in Medina and her birth dates nearly from the infancy of this village. All her days have been spent here and run current with its growth and prosperity of which her’s was a part. She was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church and a constant attendant at its altar. As a faithful wife and kind mother in her circumstances of life she had no superior. In sickness she was always ready at call, and among her kindred a present help in all their afflictions; as a neighbor affable, kind and accommodating; in society an esteemed, exemplary and worthy member. And now that her days are ended, it can be safely be said, by one who has known her from infancy, that among the living she leaves none but friends.

(Interment in Boxwood Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Nov 2008

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GREELEY

 

WALLACE M. GREELEY (1839 - 14 Feb 1917)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 1 Mar 1917
Surnames: GREELEY

Captain Wallace M. GREELEY, who was a resident of the town of Yates at the outbreak of the Civil war, when he enlisted, died February 14th at his home in Ames, Iowa. Captain GREELEY was president of the National Bank and quite a wealthy and prominent business man in the state of Iowa.

(Note: Wallace was born in Orleans Co the son of Dustin & Julia Ann GREELEY)

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

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GREEN(E)

 

ADELIA A. FULLER GREEN (12 Jul 1843 - 22 Feb 1921)

Newspaper: Unknown
Surnames: GREEN, ERWIN, FULLER, GOODLIN, KENYON, LUDINGTON, SMEAD

Feb. 23 - Mrs. Adelia A. GREEN, aged 79 years, died Monday night at the home of her son-in-law, G.T. LUDINGTON, who resides southeast of this village.  Mrs. GREEN had been in poor health for a long time.  She was born in Oakfied. 

She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Elnora SMEAD of this place;  three sons, George HAIGHT of Clarkson;  Morris HAIGHT of Kendall and Francis HAIGHT of Albion;  three sisters, Mrs. Minnie GOODLIN (difficult to read exact spelling) of Canada, Mrs. Sarah ERWIN of Kansas and Mrs. Lydia KENYON of Corfu. 

The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. from her late residence, the Rev. L.M. (looks like Stiles but illegible), pastor of the Methodist Church of this village officiating. 

(Interment in Hillside Cemetery

Submitted by: Rhonda Haffner 5 Apr 2004


CATHERINE KIPP GREEN (31 Oct 1844 - 3 Jan 1936)

Newspaper: Medina Register, Mon., 1 Jan 1936
Surnames: GREEN, FERRELL, GILBERT, KEYES, KIPP

Death Mrs. Green, At Paris, Texas
The death of Mrs. Warren GREEN occurred in Paris, Texas, Friday. She is survived by a daughter, Miss Fannie GILBERT of Paris, Texas, a son, Frank GILBERT of New Haven, Conn., two step-daughters, Mrs. John KEYES and Mrs. Sylvia FERRELL of Beatrice, Nebraska, and a step-son, Dr. Edward GREEN of Omaha, Nebraska.

Mrs. GREEN, formerly , Mrs. Byron A. GILBERT, was a resident of Medina and was organist in the Presbyterian Church here for thirty-two years. Burial will be in Boxwood Cemetery Tuesday.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Sep 2005


CHARLES F. GREEN (1887 - 6 Nov 1918)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 21 Nov 1918
Surnames: GREEN

Charles F. GREEN, New York Central flagman at Waterport, died November 6, aged 31 years.

(Note: Charles wife was Katherine B.)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Nov 2008


CONRAD W. GREEN (1878 - 21 Jul 1939)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 27 Jul 1939
Surnames: GREEN, SULLIVAN, ALLEN, EMERLINE, TONGE, SHULSEMAN

The death of Conrad W. GREEN, 61, of Brockton, occurred Friday, July 21, at the home of his daughter in Syracuse. His death was caused by a sudden attack of asthma. Mr. GREEN owned and operated the Brockton Fruit company in Brockton for twenty years and after 1936 was affiliated with the Appleale(?) company in Medina.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. C. W. GREEN, Brockton; two sons, Howard C. GREEN, Medina, and Deforest GREEN, Syracuse; four daughters, Mrs. R. J. SULLIVAN, Brockton, Mrs. E. G. ALLEN, Syracuse, Miss Evelyn GREEN, Brockton, and Mrs. R. EMERLINE, Brockton; two sisters, Mrs. E. TINGE, Indiana, and Mrs. Henry SHULSEMAN; and one brother, Richard, of Brockton.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 22 Sep 2006


FRANCIS GREENE Jr. (1919 - Jun 1926)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., Thurs. 17 Jun 1926
Surnames: GREENE, WARTINGER

The death of Francis Jr., the seven year old son of Mrs. Lucy WARTINGER GREENE, formerly of Medina, occurred recently at the family home in Amsterdam.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Nov 2007


JULIA F. GREENE (1825 - 26 Mar 1915)

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

Mrs. Julia F. GREENE, mother of E. Will GREENE, manager of the Orleans Republican died at Brockawayville, Pa., on the 26th inst., aged ninety years.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 21 Mar 2006


KATHERINE B. GREEN (1860 - 9 Mar 1928)

Newspaper: The Orleans Republican, Albion, NY, Wed., 14 Mar 1928
Surnames: GREEN

Mrs. Kate B. GREEN died in Carlton Friday, aged sixty-eight years.

(Note: Kate was the wife of Charles F.)

Submitted by: Linda Whitney 19 Sep 2004


LUCY CHASE GREEN (1824 - 28 Mar 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 1 Apr 1915
Surnames: GREEN, CHASE

Mrs. Lucy CHASE GREEN, who was born in Barre 91 years ago, died in Lockport Sunday.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 30 Apr 2006


RICHARD WILSON GREENE (17 Jul 1949 - 14 Aug 1949)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., Aug. 15, 1949
Surnames: GREENE, EVANS

Richard Wilson GREENE, age 29 days, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. GREENE, Maple Ridge Road, died in the Medina Memorial Hospital Sunday morning. Survived by his parents and one sister, Sharon Lee GREENE, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Burt EVANS, and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral service was held from the Hartt Funeral Home this afternoon, Rev. Kenneth BAKER, Millville Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Millville Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 3 Jun 2002


SARAH E. PRIDDY GREEN (3 Mar 1862 - 29 May 1919)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune; Thurs., 5 June 1919
Surnames: GREEN, PRIDDY, OLCOTT

The death of Mrs. Sarah GREEN, wife of William F. GREEN, occurred at her late home on State street Thursday morning at 2 o’clock, after long illness, aged 57 years.

She is survived by her husband and one son, Earl, and one daughter, Gertrude, one sister, Mrs. Mary OLCOTT, of Middleport, and one brother, Robert PRIDDY, of St. Catherines, Ont. Funeral was held at 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon, Rev. W. M. Heisler officiating. Interment in Bates Road Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 22 Sep 2003


STEPHEN GREEN ( - 1 Jun 1901)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 6 Jun 1901
Surnames: GREEN

A Fatal Dose of Arsenic Taken by Mistake Stephen GREEN, a Polish employe in the street department, drank a compound of arsenic Saturday morning and died in great agony. GREEN, with several other street men, took refuge from the rain in the barn of Clark Hoag, on Center street. Mr. Hoag is the owner of a vineyard and sometimes makes wine. A keg with a faucet attracted the attention of the men and GREEN drew part of a cup full of the contents and drank it. Shortly after he was taken violently ill, but little attention was paid to him and he died a little later. The keg contained a compound of arsenic and sal soda, used for spraying trees and vines. GREEN's companions were prevented from taking a dose by the timely arrival of Mr. Hoag, otherwise some of the others might have suffered the fate of the unfortunate man.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 27 Jan 2009


WILLIAM A. GREEN (17 Feb 1883 - 24 Aprl 1940)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Thurs., 4/25/1940
Surnames: GREEN, BACON, FURNESS, RICHARDS

William A. GREEN, 57, died at his home on Roosevelt Highway last night following a lingering illness. He was a member of the Lyndonville Grange and the Lyndonville Methodist Church. For many years he operated a farm in this area and is well known to many Medina residents.

Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Lily GREEN; three sons, Arnold of Buffalo, and Howard and Lloyd of Lyndonville; one daughter, Miss Violet GREEN, a student nurse at the Highland Hospital in Rochester; two brothers George GREEN of Rochester and Earl GREEN of Medina; three sisters, Mrs. Hattie RICHARDS and Mrs. Lena BACON, both of Medina, and Mrs. Bertha FURNESS, of Ridgeway; two grandchildren; three cousins, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held from the home Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with burial in Carlton Cemetery

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 23 Apr 2004

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GREENLAND

JOHN LOUIS GREENLAND (1 Aug 1946 - 14 Jul 1956)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., July 16, 1956
Surnames: GREENLAND, WHITE

A nine year old third grader at St. Mary’s school with a liking for playing along the Barge Canal drowned in that waterway Saturday when he fell in from a sandpile where he had been playing with two other boys.

Youths at the St. Mary’s school described John Louis GREENLAND, the drowned boy, as having a great liking for walking along the canal bank. They said he would often travel out of his way from his home at 353 South Avenue to school in order to enjoy these walks. At the time of the drowning he and his brother, Douglas, 7, had gone with 'Jose', a Puerto Rican lad in the second grade at St. Mary’s school, to play near the latter’s home, which was near the canal. The Greenland boys had been warned against this by their parents.

The three youngsters were playing on a sandpile at the rear of the Medina Stamping & Machine Co., N. Main St., when John fell in at 4:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. His brother, Douglas immediately ran to the Loblaw store on Main Street and shouted that John had fallen into the water. The police were called and they arrived on the scene, with the fire department rescue squad soon after.

Firemen Frank EPPELITO and Donald COOK started dragging operations and were joined by John VANILLE, Steve CHAMPLIN, Bert CARDONE and Frank CALLARA in two private boats. Jack McCARTHY, equipped with diving apparatus searched for the boy.

The body was recoverd at 5:45 p.m. by CARDONE and CALLARA about 50-75 feet from where he had fallen in, in about 15 feet of water. The boy apparently was unable to support himself on the canal bank. He was not able to swim. Dr. Kenneth Clark was called to the scene but was unable to revive the boy. His body was taken to the Cleary Funeral Home by police lieutenant John PRATT, Jr. and patrolman Earl COON.

Funeral services are scheduled for 8:30 a. m. Tuesday at the Funeral home and at 9 at St. Mary’s Church. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

John had just completed third grade at St. Mary’s School and would have been 10 on August 1. He and his brother Douglas had been gone from home since 9:30 a.m. and had been told to return by an uncle, James WHITE, just 10 minutes prior to the tragedy. Besides his brother Douglas and his parents, he leaves another brother, Arthur, 13, a sister, Karen, 3, his grandmother, Mrs. Mabel WHITE of Rochester and Mrs. Helena GREENLAND of Princeton, W. Va.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 19 Aug 2002

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GREENMAN

ALONZO GREENMAN (1823 - 4 Jan 1918)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 10 Jan 1918
Surnames: GREENMAN, HOOD

Alonzo GREENMAN died at his home in Sandwich, Ill., on Friday last at the age of 95 years. Mr. GREENMAN was born and passed his boyhood in the town of Yates. When a young man he removed to Sandwich and became wealthy in the foundry business. He leaves one sister, Mrs. Ruth HOOD, of Knowlesville, and numerous nieces and nephews in this vicinity. He had never married.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 12 Sep 2005


JOSEPH GREENMAN (Oct 1832 - 3 Feb 1912)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 2/7/1912
Surnames: GREENMAN

Joseph GREENMAN is dead in Lyndonville, where he was born 79 years ago, his parents being early pioneers of that section.

(Interment in Lynhaven Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Jan 3, 2002

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GREGG

HENRY LESTER GREGG (1834 - Wk. of 28 Jan 1917)

Newspaper: The Orleans Republican, Wed., 7 Feb 1917
Surnames: GREGG

Henry Lester GREGG, senior employee of the Western Union Telegraph Company and telegrapher for the government in the civil war, died in Rochester last week. He was born in Albion in 1834.

Submitted by: John Noble 19 Jan 2003

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GREGORY

ADELLA M. HERRICK GREGORY (May 1856 - 17 Apr 1927)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Mon. 18 Apr 1927
Surnames: GREGORY, MILLER, AMOS, SMITH, WARNER, PHILLIPS, TURNER, BULL, HERRICK

Mrs. Adella GREGORY died at Medina Hospital Sunday aged 71 years. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. John B. MILLER and Mrs. William AMOS both of Medina, one son Irving SMITH of Medina and four sisters: Mrs. C. C. WARNER, St. Johns, Mich.; Mrs. Carrie PHILLIPS, Albion; Mrs Lewis TURNER, 0akfield; and Mrs. Lewis BULL, Albion and a brother Willard HERRRICK of Sycamore, Ill. She was a member of Methodist Church, a member of Palm Class of the M. E. Church and a member of Rebekah Lodge. The funeral will be held from home Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. Burial Millville Cemetery. The Rev. W. A. Harris of Barker will officiate.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 17 Jul 2007


CANDACE DELIA ELWELL GREGORY (6 May 1832 - 15 Jun 1920)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs 17 Jun 1920
Surnames: GREGORY, AUSTIN, ELWELL

The death of Mrs. Delia GREGORY occured atthe home of her daughter, Mrs. Alta AUSTIN, early Tuesday morning. Mrs. GREGORY was 88 years od age and had resided with her daughter for thirty years. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the home of her daughter, Rev. Mortimer W. Heinier of the Methodist Church will officiate. Burial in Millville Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 31 Aug 2005


CURTIS J. GREGORY (1877 - 9 Dec 1937)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 16 Dec 1937
Surnames: GREGORY, SWAFFORD

Curtis J. GREGORY, aged 60 years, was fatally injured in an automobile collision Friday morning in North Miami, Fla. Police said thick fog caused the accident in which Gregory's car collided with. an automobile driven by Richard Barley, of Davis, Fla. Mr. Gregory was thrown against the windshield and suffered a fracture skull, dying soon after reaching the hospital. Barley suffered only minor injuries. Both drivers were held blameless by the police.

GREGORY, who was a maintenance man at the Biscayne Clinic in Miami, went to Uleta 13 years ago from Medina. He was a member of Rader Memorial Methodist Church and the Odd Fellows. He is survived by his wife; one brother, William L. GREGORY, of Lockport, and one sister, Mrs. Mary L. SWAFFORD, of Pikeville, Tenn.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 21 Oct 2009


ELIZA JANE BAYNE GREGORY (31 Dec 1831 - 2 Mar 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 4 Mar 1915
Surnames: GREGORY, BAYNE, MYHILL, PARKER

Mrs. Jane GREGORY passed away Tuesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs John MYHILL, of Millville, aged 83 years. The deceased had been in usual health until Tuesday morning when she suffered a stroke of paralysis and heart trouble. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Addie PARKER and Mrs John MYHILL of Millville. The funeral will be held from her late residence this (Thursday) afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment in Millville Cemetery.


Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 11 Mar 1915

The funeral of Mrs. Jane GREGORY was held from her late home at 2:30 Thursday afternoon, Rev. J. H. Sandmeyer, of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Millville, officiating. That Mrs. GREGORY was held in the highest esteem and respect by all of her many friends and neighbors was evinced by the large number who attended the services at her home Thursday.

Mrs. GREGORY was born and spent her early girlhood days on the Telegraph road, just east of Medina. Her maiden name was Jane BAYNE. On January 22, 1854, she was married to Miles GREGORY and went to the home south of Millville, where she had lived continuously for the past sisty-one years. Her husband passed away September 19, 1895. Since that time her home had been with her daughter, Mrs. John G. MYHILL, who, with Mrs. Addie PARKER, another daughter, are the only surviving relatives.

A kind christian woman who was always looking for an opportunity to help any of her friend and neighbors who were in sickness and distress, her many acts of kindness endeared her to all who knew her. Her passing away will leave a void that will not be filled for many years. Mrs. GREGORY and her husband became members of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Millville over forty years ago, and are both active in all of the work of that church during their lifetime.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 31 Mar 2006


EUNICE FREY HOYT GREGORY (Feb 1808 - 27 Sep 1884)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thursday 2 Oct 1884
Surnames: GREGORY, HOYT, FREY

Millville: It becomes our sad duty to record the death of Mrs. Matthew GREGORY, who departed this life on the evening of Sept. 27th, after a long, painful sickness, and for the last two months her friends have been almost daily expecting to see her breathe her last. There was some obstruction in her throat which prevented her from swallowing, so she almost literally starved to death. Deceased was 76 years old and was formerly the widow of the Rev. D. J. B. HOYT, of Eagle Harbor. Was married to her present husband, a little more than a year ago, and he at that time was an octogenarian. The funeral was held at the house on Tuesday and the remains taken to Mt. Albion Cemetery for interment.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 6 Feb 2009


HIRAM GREGORY (1848 - 11 Apr 1909)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 15 Apr 1909
Surnames: GREGORY, BELSON, LISCOMB

Mrs. Robert S. (Cecelia) BELSON was called to Lockport Sunday by the death of her brother, Hiram GREGORY. He had been in the nursery business for many years, and was a native of Shelby having been born on the farm now owned by Henry Petitt.

(Note: Hiram's parents were Almon GREGORY & Eliza LISCOMB)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 25 Jun 2007


MARY ELECTA PORTER GREGORY (Jan 1858 - 19 Jan 1917)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 1/20/1917
Surnames: GREGORY, PORTER, WOOLSTON, ANTHONY, HITCHCOCK

The death of Mrs. Willis GREGORY occurred last evening at the Medina Hospital, after an illness of many years of diabetes, aged 59 years. The deceased was formerly Miss Mary PORTER, daughter of Wells PROTER, of Hudson, Mich. She leaves to mourn their loss, a husband, and four sons, L. P., of Pittsburg, H. A. of Knowlesville, Willis, Jr., of Anadork, Okla.,and Wells, of Boston; and two daughters, Mrs. W. D. WOOLSTON, of Detroit and Mrs. Jack ANTHONY, of New York City; also one brother, Frank PORTER, of New Kensington, Pa.; and one sister, Mrs. L. R. HITCHCOCK, of Edmunds, Washington.

The funeral will be held from her late home, 207 West Center street, Monday afternoon at one o’clock, Rev. M. E. Van Nostrand, of the First Baptist church, officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Albion Cemetery. The deceased possessed a very wide circle of friends, who will be grieved at her passing away. Kind and affectionate to all, she had endeared herself beyond measure. In her death Medina loses one of its most estimable women.

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


MARY ELLEN CLUMB GREGORY (23 Jan 1847 - 17 Jun 1941)

Newspaper: The Medina Journal; Tues., 17 Jun 1941
Surnames: GREGORY

The death of Mrs. Mary E. GREGORY, 94, one of the oldest residents of Medina and the Town of Shelby, died this morning at her 216 Highland Avenue home. While she had been in ill health for a number of years her death was attributed to an apopletic stroke which occurred last Friday night.

Born in the town of Shelby, Jan 23, 1847, she has resided her entire lifetime in that township. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Medina and the Utility class of the same church. Always maintaining an interest in religious and civic affairs she attended church regularly and cast her vote in each election as long as her health permitted.

Surviving is one daughter, Miss Mildred GREGORY, who resided at home. Funeral services will be held from the Whittleton Funeral Home. 212 West Oak Orchard Street, Thursday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. Arthur Gregson, pastor of the Methodist Church, will officiate and burial will be in Millville Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Oct 2005


MATTHEW GREGORY (1803 - 26 Mar 1885)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs. 26 March 1885
Surnames: GREGORY, POTTER

Millville - Death has again entered this community and taken two old residents, ..........Thursday, the 19th, Jonathan L. ROOT departed this life. He had been failing for several years, but still kept about, although at times he could not walk without the aid of crutches and an attendant to support him. He was at the village only a few days before he died; but at last life went out like the going out of a candle. He came from Massachusetts, his native state, in 1840, and settled on the place where he has ever since lived and where he died at the age of sixty-nine. The funeral was attended at the brick church on Sunday. Rev. C. W. Drake, the acting pastor, preached a discourse from Isa, 64:6 "We do all fade as a leaf." He drew a very interesting lesson of life, after which he made some remarks with reference to the life and character of the deceased, and closed by reading the first five verses of the seventh chapter of Luke.

………On Monday morning, the 23d, we were surprised to hear of the death of Matthew GREGORY, aged 82. He too had been for some time out of health, but was able to be about the street. He lived alone and took care of his own home, since the death of his wife about six months since. He was taken worse last week Tuesday, when his grand-daughter, Mrs. Charles POTTER, came to care for him. On Thursday she took him home with her, after which he ran down rapidly until Monday morning when he went to occupy the mansion prepared for him. Mr. GREGORY came to this town with his father in the spring of 1815, since which time he has lived at Millville. He was the youngest of six brothers, all of whom lived until about twelve years since, and now, by the death of Matthew, Ralph is the only surviving one, and he has passed his four score years. The deceased was for many years Deacon of the Presbyterian church, and for quite a number of years a Justice of the Peace for the town of Shelby. Several years since he was the local correspondent from this place for the Medina Tribune, and more recently for the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. The funeral will be from the house of Mr. POTTER Wednesday at 11 o’clock a. m. ……..

Both of the above men were prominent in originating and beautifying the Millville cemetery; the former as Trustee and the latter as Secretary. And now the mortal remains of both are to lie side by side in the vault until the frost is out of the ground sufficiently to admit of digging their graves.

(Interment in Millville Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 25 Jun 2007


NORMAN GREGORY (12 Jun 1798 - 16 Nov 1883)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune; Thurs., 22 Nov 1883
Surnames: GREGORY

MILLVILLE: Death has been again in our midst. On Friday evening the 16th inst., Norman GREGORY departed this life, quite unexpectedly to all. He had been sick but a few days, and none thought him dangerously so, until a few moments before he died, though he was an old man, being eighty-five years of age. The GREGORY family were remarkable in some respects. There were six brothers of them, and they all lived until the youngest was more than seventy years old. But now three of them are gone and the others are all past eighty.

(Interment in Millville Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 12 Oct 2008


PHINEAS H. GREGORY (1829 - 30 Nov 1902)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 4 Dec. 1902
Surnames: GREGORY

The death of Phineas H. GREGORY occurred Sunday afternoon, at his home west of Ridgeway Corners, after an illness of several weeks of heart trouble. He leaves a widow. The funeral was held Wednesday, Rev. Dr. J. E. Williams officiating.

(Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 20 Sep 2005


WILLIS GREGORY (1851 - 21 Mar 1926)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 25 Mar 1926
Surnames: GREGORY, HEATHMAN, ANTHONY, HILL, ROOT

William GREGORY, aged 75 years, one of Medina's most prominent citizens died at 5:45 Sunday afternoon after a long illness at his home on West Center Street. Eleven years ago Mr. GREGORY moved to Medina from the Gregory homestead on County House road where he was born and where his son Herbert A. GREGORY now resides. He was the son of the late Arnold GREGORY donor of the Arnold Gregory Hospital in Albion. Mr. GREGORY was a member of the Medina Baptist Church and one of its trustees for many years. He is survived by his wife, four sons, LeRoy P. of Pittsburg Pa., Wells A. of Boston, Willis, Jr. of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Herbert A. of this place, two daughters, Mrs. Grace W. HEATHMAN and Mrs. Mildred ANTHONY of Buffalo and two sisters, Mrs. Catherine HILL of Rochester and Mrs. Dan ROOT of this place and several grandchildren.

The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon and was largely attended. Rev. J. J. Allen, of Pittsburg, a former pastor of the Medina Baptist Church officiated. Burial was in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 12 Feb 2007


WILLIS M. GREGORY (Jan 1888 - 18 Apr 1889)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 25 Apr. 1889
Surnames: GREGORY

A little son of Willis GREGORY, who resides about a mile south of Knowlesville, met with a singular accident which resulted fatally, on Thursday last. The child, who is about fifteen months old, fell out of a chair striking on his head in such a manner as to break his neck. Death resulted almost instantly.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 23 Dec 2005

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GREINER

LILLIAN GREINER BUSS (1827 - 16 May 1909)

Newspaper: The Medina Journal; Mon., 18 Jun 1945
Surnames: GREINER, BUSS, SEITZ, WOODROE

Services Held For Mrs. Lillian Greiner Native Of Somerset
Lyndonville - Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian A. GREINER, 92, who died in a Rochester hospital Friday, June 15, were held Sunday afternoon at three o'clock from the Smythe Funeral Home.

Born in Somerset, N.Y., May 9, 1853, the daughter of Nathaniel and Jane BUSS, the deceased had lived in her native town, and in Niagara Falls before establishing her home on Garland Street in this village about twenty-two years ago. Her husband died in Niagara Falls thirty-six years ago. She was a member of the church of God of Niagara Falls; also she held a life membership certificate from Yates Chapter 215 O.E.S.

Her immediate survivors are a niece, Mrs. Ernest SEITZ, and two nephews, Harris WOODROE and William WOODROE, all of Lyndonville. Rev. Floyd A. Childs of Yates Baptist Church conducted the funeral service, and interment was in Lynhaven Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 24 Feb 2006

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GRIBBEN

THOMAS GRIBBEN (5 Feb 1841 - 5 Dec 1916)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs. 14 Dec. 1916
Surnames: GRIBBEN, MURPHY, ROGERS

The funeral of Thomas GRIBBEN, who died in his home on East Center on the 5th inst., was held Thursday morning from St. Mary's Church, Rev. Thomas F. Gleason officiating. He leaves his wife and one daughter, Miss Margurite M. GRIBBEN, of this village, and three sons, W. J., of Jamestown; D. D., of Detroit, and Louis E. of this village; two sisters, Mrs. Patrick ROGERS and Mrs. Timothy MURPHY, of this village, and two brothers, Charles GRIBBEN, of Beavertown, Mich., and M. W. GRIBBEN, of Minburn, Iowa. Deceased was an old and highly respected resident.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 22 Feb 2014

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GRIFFIN

MARGARET GRIFFIN ( - 10 Mar 1928)

Newspaper: The Orleans Republican, Albion, NY, Wed., 14 Mar 1928
Surnames: GRIFFIN

Mrs. Margaret GRIFFIN died in Medina on Saturday.

Submitted by: Linda Whitney 19 Sep 2004


MICHAEL GRIFFIN (1827 - 16 May 1909)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 27 May 1909 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: GRIFFIN, WALDEN

Michael GRIFFIN died at the Point Breeze Hotel last week. He had been employed at the hotel for several years. At the time of his death was 82 years old. He leaves one sister, Mrs. WALDEN, of Two Bridges.

(Interment in Old St. Joseph’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 21 Feb 2006


MICHAEL GRIFFIN (29 Jan 1842 - 16 Oct 1922)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, October 16 1922
Surnames: GRIFFIN, KIRBY, MURPHY

Death Claims Michael Griffin
One of Medina's oldest Residents— Served on Board of Trustees
Michael Griffin, one of the oldest residents of Medina died at his home on West Center Street this morning at the age of 82 years. Mr. Griffin has been. identified with Medina in a business way for many years and a considerable part of his life he conducted a blacksmith shop and wagon factory on East Center Street, where the Central Garage is now located. He has served Medina as a village trustee for several terms and been active in political and civic affairs. He has been a resident of Medina for 64 years, the entire time he has spent in the house on West Center Street in which he passed away. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs Thomas Kirby of Albion, Mrs. E. J. Murphy of Buffalo, and Minnie Griffin of Medina, and two sons, John B. Griffin of Batavia and William Griffin of this village. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at St. Mary’s Church at nine o’clock. The interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, August 31, 2001


WILLIAM MICHAEL GRIFFIN (1870 - 21 Feb 1930)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 2/24/1930
Surnames: GRIFFIN, O’MALLEY, MURPHY
Bearers: SLACK, OWENS, TUOHEY, McGINN, O'DONNELL

Funeral services for the late William GRIFFIN, who died Friday night, were held from St. Mary’s Church this morning. Mr. GRIFFIN had been in ill health for some time. His body was taken to the home of Mrs. Lena O’MALLEY on South Avenue following his death. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. E. MURPHY, and one brother, John B. GRIFFIN of Batavia.

The bearers were James Slack, Thomas Owens, James Tuohey, Raymond McGinn, Charles Slack and Bertram O'Donnell. Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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

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GRILLO

ANNA GRILLO (1882 - 17 May 1956)

Newspaper: The Albion Advertiser, Albion; Thurs., May 24, 1956
Surnames: GRILLO

Mrs. Anna GRILLO died Thursday at her home on East State Street, Albion. She leaves six daughters, among them Miss Josephine GRILLO; four sons, including Dominick GRILLO of Albion.

Services were held Monday at St. Joseph’s Church at 8:30 a. m. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Submitted by: Mark Rustay Feb 15, 2002

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GRIMES

BENJAMIN GRIMES (4 Dec 1836 - 12 Jan 1913)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 16 Jan., 1913
Surnames: GRIMES, FOSS

Benjamin GRIMES, who for over 50 years has been a resident of the town of Carlton, died Sunday at his home north of Waterport. Mr. GRIMES was 77 years of age. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Hattie FOSS, of Carlton, and five sons - Walter GRIMES, of Kendall, Frank and Gardner, of Medina, Robert, and Charles, of Carlton.

(Interment in Kenyonville Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 17 Aug 2005


CLARA E. GAZE GRIMES (Jun 1844 – 11 Jan 1921)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thursday, 13 Jan 1921
Surnames: GRIMES, CANHAM

The death of Mrs. Robert GRIMES occurred Tuesday at the home of her son, Burt GRIMES, north of Knowlesville, at the age of 76 years. Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. George CANHAM, of Oak Orchard on the Ridge, one son, Bert GRIMES, with whom she made her home. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m., Rev. Parker, of Knowlesville, and Rev. Peter Burrell of Spencerport officiating. Burial at West Ridgeway Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 28 Aug 2012


CORA GRIMES (1876 - 24 June 1889)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs., 27 June 1889
Surnames: GRIMES

One of the most brutal and cold blooded murders ever perpetrated in Orleans county, was committed Monday evening near the village of Oak Orchard, about seven miles northeast of this place. The victim was Cora, the thirteen-year-old daughter of John GRIMES, a well to do farmer of that place, and the murderer, Eugene Emory, a farm laborer, aged about forty years.

Monday evening Emory went over to Mr. GRIMES' house and took tea with the family. After tea Mr. and Mrs. GRIMES and a younger daughter drove to the home of Mr. GRIMES’ father, leaving their two little sons and a brother of Mr. GRIMES, aged about seventeen years, at home with Cora and Emory. During the early part of the evening the couple sat on the stoop and conversed. At times there seemed to be a discussion, in which the girl was harsh and indifferent, while Emory’s manner was pleading and conciliatory.

As the evening grew cool Cora arose to go into the house for a wrap. Emory evidently thought that she was trying to evade him for he asked her not to go, but without explaining she ran into the house. Emory became wild with rage and when she came out there were hot words in which she was heard to say that he could not dictate to her. In an instant Emory had picked up a piece of plank and struck the girl a terrible blow on the shoulder and head. As she sank upon the stoop with the blood gushing from a ghastly wound, the boys on the lawn rushed forward but Emory swung the club about his head and shrieked, ”Get out, or I'll kill you.” Panic stricken they fled, but as they turned to look, saw Emory strike the poor victim awful blows upon the head with a piece of a round fence rail about two feet long and four inches in diameter.

The girl was heard to shriek once as the fiend struck her and that was all. Mrs. Sarah Baker, a near neighbor, was the first to arrive on the scene. The girl was not quite dead, but expired a few minutes after the distracted mother arrived. She did not regain consciousness. The back of her head was literally crushed in by the terrible blows from the heavy club; there was a ghastly wound on the right side of her head, and the blow on the forehead had inflicted a wound which would of itself have been fatal and had broken the bridge of her nose. The ugly weapons with which the murder was committed lay in the yard covered with blood.

An alarm was given and a party started in pursuit of the murderer, who fled north across the fields and through woods. Threats of lynching were made, and had he then been caught he would undoubtedly have been strung up to the nearest tree. He succeeded in eluding his pursuers, and the next morning, went for protection, to Officer Prussia, of Gaines, told his story and gave himself up. The officer procured a rig, took him to Albion and delivered him to Sheriff Searle, to whom he confessed his crime, and said: ‘‘I have killed the sweetest girl who ever lived. I loved her desperately, and killed her because she was ugly to me."

Emory, the murdered, was born in the town of Carlton and has lived in this county all his life. Last July he engaged as a farm hand for Mrs. Mills, in the northeast part of the town of Ridgeway, and after working for her until April 1st, he hired out to James Rutherford, a neighboring farmer, but owing to some difficulty, only remained until week before last. Since that time he has lived in the family of William GRIMES and also with Elmer Axtell, both of whom are neighbors to Mr. Rutherford. He has been married but he and his wife have not lived together for some years.

Tuesday night Emory was taken before Justice Ramsdale, of Albion, and entered a plea of not guilty to the crime of murder, and his examination will be held as soon as the coroner's jury shall have completed their labors. A post mortem examination was made and Coroner Munson, after empaneling a jury, adjourned the inquest until tomorrow (Friday) morning at ten o'clock. The funeral of the murdered girl will take (place) this afternoon at two o’clock.

(Interment in Lynhaven Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 23 Dec 2005


FLORENCE HOUSEMAN GRIMES (1857 - 19 Mar 1926)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 25 Mar 1926
Surnames: GRIMES, HOUSEMAN

Mrs. Albert GRIMES died Friday night at her home on the Creek road after a week's illness with pneumonia. She is survived by her husband and several children. The funeral was held Monday afternoon. The body was placed in the vault at Boxwood Cemetery.

(Interment in Tanner Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 12 Feb 2007


FRANK GRIMES (1870 - 8 Oct 1933)

Newspaper: probably The Lyndonville Enterprise Oct 1933
Surnames: GRIMES, FOSS

The body of Frank GRIMES, 65, of 905 Church street, Medina, was taken from Glenwood lake Monday morning, more than seven days after he had disappeared. The condition of the body when firemen drew it to the bank near Glenwood avenue, indicated it had been in the water during that time. Dr. Lawrence F. Waters, coroner, intimated that he would probably issue a verdict of accidental death. He was last seen on October 8. Police were notified last week of his absence. A call to the police Monday morning informed them that a body has been seen by Walter Linczyuski, 16, of Glenwood avenue, floating toward the dam near the southern point in the lake.

He is survived by his wife, Emma; four brothers, Charles of Yates; Robert of Ridgeway; Gardner of Waterport and Walter of Appleton, and a sister, Mrs. FOSS of Kent.

(Interment in Carlton Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 18 Apr 2011


GERTRUDE GRIMES (Oct 1895 - 16 Mar 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 18 Mar 1915
Surnames: GRIMES

Miss Gertrude GRIMES, who has been an invalid for years, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. (William) H. Grimes, near Oak Orchard, on Tuesday.

(Interment in Bates Road Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 31 Mar 2006


HARRIET CHARLOTTE STANTON GRIMES (5 Sep 1884 - 16 Dec 1963)

Newspaper: Springfield Union, Springfield, MA, Dec 18, 1963
Surnames: GRIMES, FERGUSON, LARCOM, MOYER, STANTON

Mrs. Harriet (STANTON) FERGUSON GRIMES, 79, of Platten Rd, Lyndonville, N.Y., formerly of this city, died Monday at Medina Memorial Hospital, Medina, N.Y. She was born in Shelby, N.Y. Mrs. GRIMES was employed as a chef in a city hotel while living here.

She leaves three sons, Wayne L. FERGUSON of Chicopee and Donald A. and David C. FERGUSON, both of this city; a daughter, Mrs. Roy LARCOM of Lockport, N.Y.; four brothers, Otis and John STANTON of Medina, Claude STANTON of Rochester, N.Y. and Glenn STANTON of Auburn, N.Y.; a sister Mrs. Hillard MOYER of Akron, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, nine stepchildren and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held at the Barnes-Tuttle funeral home, Medina, today at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Bates Road Cemetery, Medina.

Submitted by: Carolyn Ferguson Schermerhorn, 12 Aug 2006


HATTIE BELLE GRIMES (11 Mar 1869 - 2 Jan 1951)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Wed., Jan. 3, 1951
Surnames: GRIMES, BOYD, LENNOX, YOUNG

Kenyonville - Mrs. Hattie Belle GRIMES, 81, of this community, died last night at Arnold Gregory Memorial Hospital in Albion where she had been a patient for nearly a week. A resident of Kenyonville most of her lifetime, she was taken seriously ill shortly before Christmas. She was a member of the Unity Class of the Methodist Church here.

Surviving are her husband, Richard; three sons, William of Lyndonville, Orin of Fletcher Chapel, and Richard, Jr. of Kenyonville. Another son, Otis, died over a year ago. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Sarabelle LENNOX of Buffalo, and Mrs. Nellie YOUNG of Ridge Rd. at West Gaines; one sister, Mrs. Jessie BOYD of Medina; 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Also several nieces and nephews.

Mr. and Mrs. Grimes were congratulated by many friends and relatives last February when they observed their 60th wedding anniversary. Services will be held at the Grinnell Funeral Home, Albion, at 2 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Gordon Kurtz of Waterport officiating. Burial has not been arranged.

(Interment in Bates Road Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 25 May 2003


JANE SPALDING GRIMES (Dec 1842 - 20 Jan 1914)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 22 Jan 1914
Surnames: GRIMES, SPALDING

Mrs. Jane GRIMES, of Kenyonville, died Tuesday evening from apoplexy, at the home of her son, Frank GRIMES, on Park avenue, at the age of 72 years. Mrs. GRIMES had been sick about three months, and was visiting her son when she passed away. The body will be taken today to Knowlesville for interment.

(Interment in Kenyonville Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 24 Apr 2005


MARY A. BAKER GRIMES (Aug 1836 - 20 Apr 1917)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., 23 Apr 1917
Surnames: GRIMES, BAKER, HARE, VERBRIDGE.

The funeral of Mrs. Mary GRIMES, age 80, took place Sunday from the home of her daughter, Mrs. I. A. VERBRIDGE, on the Creek road.

She is survived by eight sons, John, Robert, Albert, Arthur, William, Oscar, Irving, and Edward, all of Oak Orchard; and two daughters, Mrs. William HARE, of Lyndonville, and Mrs. I. A. VERBRIDGE, of Oak Orchard.

(Interment in Bates Road Cemetery)

(Note: Born in England, Father: John BAKER, Wife of William GRIMES)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 19 Mar, 2002


ROSALINDA MOSHER GRIMES (22 Nov 1876 - 16 Aug 1952)

Newspaper: (probably) The Medina Daily Journal; dated Mon. 18 Aug. 1952
Surnames: GRIMES, MOSHER, MICKLE, BROWN

Lyndonville - Funeral services were held at the Smythe Funeral Home here this afternoon for Mrs. Linda GRIMES, 75, whose death occurred Saturday morning, August 16, at her home 66 West Avenue, as a result of a cerebral hemorrage suffered on the Wednesday previous. The Rev. Richard Billingsley of the Presbyterian Church officiated and burial was in Lynhaven Cemetery.

Mrs. GRIMES was born November 22, 1876 on the Murdock Road, the daughter of the late Levi and Emily MICKLE MOSHER. On November 24, 1897 she married L. W. GRIMES and they have resided in their home at 66 West Avenue all but two years of their married lives. In November 1947 they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Mrs. GRIMES was a member of the Presbyterian Church and was active in the Women’s Guild and the Worthwhile Class of the church and the Sunday School. She was a member of Lyndonia Rebekah Lodge and served the lodge as noble grand. She also served as a district deputy of the district at one time.

Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Frank BROWN of Gasport a grandson, Larry BROWN, also of Gasport and several nieces and nephews.

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

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 16 Dec 2005


WALTER H. GRIMES (14 Sep 1853 – 30 Aug 1927)

Newspaper: (probably The Lyndonville Enterprise, about early Sep 1927)
Surnames: GRIMES, WATERBURY, RAMSHAW

Walter GRIMES died at his home on North Main street Tuesday morning, August 30, 1927. Mr. GRIMES was born in Yarmouth, England, September 14, 1853, and came to the United States seven years ago, making his home in this village. The surviving relatives are a nephew, Russell GRIMES; three nieces, Mrs. Della WATERBIRY of Kenmore, Mrs. Alice RAMSHAW of Petosky, Mich., and Miss Gertrude N. GRIMES of this village.

The funeral will be held from his late home this afternoon at 2:30, Rev. G. C. Bucher, officiating. Burial in Lynhaven Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 6 Jun 2011


WILLIAM H. GRIMES (25 Jan 1861 - 31 Mar 1931)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs, 2 Apr 1931
Surnames: GRIMES

William H. GRIMES, aged 70 years, died Tuesday night at his home north of Ostrander’s Corners. He is survived by his wife; one daughter, of Albion; five grandchildren; one sister and several brothers. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Bates Road Cemetery.


Newspaper: Albion Advertiser, Fri, 3 Apr 1931, Page 6

William H. GRIMES died at his home near Ostranders Corners on Wednesday. He leaves his widow (Nellie) and a daughter (Gertrude), who resides in Albion, besides brothers and sisters.

(Interment in Bates Road Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 17 Sep 2010


WILLIAM R. GRIMES (1892 - 6 Jul 1954)

Newspaper: unknown
Surnames: GRIMES, BOND, BROPST, LENNOX, MARE, PERUZZINI, SOUTHCOTT, WOOSTER, YOUNG

The death of William GRIMES, 61, of the Platten Road, Lyndonville, occurred last night at the Roswell Park Hospital in Buffalo after a lingering illness. He was born in Licester, N.Y., the son of Richard and the late Hattie BOND GRIMES.

Besides his wife, Harriet, he is survived by his six daughters, Mrs. Harold SOUTHCOTT, Mrs. Frank MAREK and Miss Geraldine GRIMES of Medina; Mrs. Harry BROPST and Miss Dorothy GRIMES of Kent and Mrs. Albert PERUZZINI of Waterport; three sons, Gordon also of Medina and Donald of Kent and Pvt Theodore GRIMES of Fort Devans, Mass., two sisters, Mrs. Bertram YOUNG of Albion and Mrs. Jewel LENNOX of Buffalo, two brothers, Orris and Richard GRIMES of Kenyonville; his father, Richard GRIMES Sr. of Albion; twelve grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. His first wife, the late Margaret WOOSTER, died nine years ago.

Friends will be received at the Thibault Funeral Home, South Main Street, from where the Rev. Joseph Sullivan of the Pullman Universalist CHurch of Albion will conduct services Saturday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial will be made in the Bates Road Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 23 Apr 2004

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GRINNELL

ALICE HAINES GRINNELL (20 Nov 1839 - 21 Feb 1916)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 10 Feb 1916
Surnames: GRINNELL, HAINES
The remains of the late Mrs. Wesley GRINNELL, who died Friday at Fairmount, Minn., were brought here Monday and interred in the cemetery at Millville. The deceased was formerly Miss Alice HAINES, of Millville.

(Interment in Millville Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 22 Feb 2014


HARRIET PATTERSON GRINNELL (7 Apr 1831 - 18 Dec 1920)

Newspaper: Orleans American and Weekly News, Albion, Dec. 30, 1920
Surnames: GRINNELL, PATTERSON

Harriet P. GRINNELL, born in West Barre, N. Y., 1831 the daughter of Talithe and Sylvester PATTERSON. She attended school at Cary Seminary, Oakfield, N.Y., and at Ypsilanta Academy, Ill. She was a teacher for a good many years; teaching in the states of New York, Illinois and Michigan. While a teacher at Ypsilanta academy she had the pleasure of hearing Abraham LINCOLN and Stephen A. DOUGLASS.

Mrs. GRINNELL was very active, taking long walks, making her garden, sewing, knitting, crocheting and doing various other kinds of work. Early in life she cultivated a taste for good books. Her small library contains some of the best. She read with deep interest the news papers and magazines. An ardent W. C. T. U. woman, she cast her vote for the prohibition candidate. A delightful letter writer and a rare conversationalist was she with her wealth of facts, experiences and past reminisences. Although not a member of any church she was a conscientious student of the word of God and an earnest, broad-minded christian.

(Interment in West Barre Cemetery)

Submitted by: Richard Callard Nov 12, 2001


HELEN A. DYKEMAN GRINNELL (1857 - 1 Mar 1923)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, March 5, 1923
Surnames: GRINNELL

Mrs. Nellie GRINNELL, widow of Wilbur GRINNELL, died Thursday morning at her home in Albion. Mrs. GRINNELL was 66 years of age. She was born at Oak Orchard-on-the-Lake. The funeral was held from the home, Rev. W.C. TAYLOR officiating. Burial was at Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Oct 9, 2001


JAY WESLEY GRINNELL (2 Mar 1833 - 8 Jul 1903)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 9 July 1903
Surnames: GRINNELL

J. Wesley GRINNELL, a well known resident of Shelby street, died very suddenly of heart disease last evening. His age was seventy years.

(Interment in Millville Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 23 Dec 2005


JOHN GRINNELL (4 Dec 1796 - 12 Mar 1888)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 22 Mar 1888
Surnames: GRINNELL

John GRINNELL was born in Edingburg, Saratoga county, N. Y., December 4th 1796; died in Shelby, Orleans county, March 12th, in the ninety-second year of his age.

(Interment in East Shelby Cem)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 27 Apr 2009


MARY FRANCES PAYNE GRINNELL (Sep 1836 - 28 Dec 1916)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 4 Jan 1917 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: GRINNELL, PAYNE

The death of Mrs. Mary GRINNELL, aged 80 years, wife of Charles E. GRINNELL, occurred in the family home in East Park, Albion, December 28th.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 13 May 2006


SARAH BUTLER GRINNELL (15 Jan 1823 - 25 Nov 1904)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 1 Dec. 1904
Surnames: GRINNELL, SMITH

Mrs. Sarah GRINNELL died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Martin SMITH, in Medina, Friday, November 25th. Services were held at the chapel at Millville Monday afternoon.

(Interment in Millville Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 25 Jan 2006

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GRISWOLD

ELIZABETH GRISWOLD (1841 - 29 Jan 1904)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 4 Feb. 1904
Surnames: GRISWOLD

Elizabeth GRISWOLD, widow of the late Benjamine F. GRISWOLD, of this place died at Niagara Falls, January 29th, in the sixty-third year of her age. The funeral was held Monday from the residence of David McDonald.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 23 Dec 2005


EMELINE PURDY GRISWOLD (Apr 1818 - 13 Sep 1904)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 15 Sept. 1904
Surnames: GRISWOLD, PURDY

The death of Mrs. Emeline GRISWOLD, widow of Norman GRISWOLD, occurred Tuesday at her residence in Albion, aged eighty-six years.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 25 Jan 2006


HENRY A. GRISWOLD (1829 - 23 April 1889)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 25 April 1889
Surnames: GRISWOLD

Henry GRISWOLD, of Albion, aged sixty years, father of Mrs. F. E. COLBURN, of this place, died at Buffalo on Tuesday. His remains were interred at Albion this morning.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 25 Jan 2006


LINUS E. GRISWOLD (1844 - 22 Jun 1920)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs, 1 Jul 1920
Surnames: GRISWOLD

Linus GRISWOLD, a Civil War veteran, serving with the 17th N.Y. Battery, died at his home in Albion on the 22nd inst.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 3 Sep 2005

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GROSSMAN

ARTHUR GROSSMAN (Jun 1881 - 6 Mar 1950)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Tues., March 7, 1950
Surnames: GROSSMAN

Arthur GROSSMAN, 68, of Alleghany Road, Town of Alabama, died yesterday following a lengthy illness. He died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Norman NEWTON, East Shelby Road, where he had made his home recently. He came to this country at the age of two years from his native Russia and for the past 30 years had conducted a second-hand business in Alabama.

No surviving relatives are known here. Funeral services are to be held tomorrow at 2 p. m. from the Thibault Funeral Home, with the Rev. Melvin E. PETTIT, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, West Shelby.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 3 May 2002

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GRUMMON

MARIA B. JACKSON GRUMMON (Dec 1835 - 20 Jun 1912)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 6/21/1912
Surnames: GRUMMOND, JACKSON, CURSON

Mrs. Maria B. GRUMMOND, widow of the late Munson GRUMMOND, died last evening at her home on West Center street, aged nearly 77 years. Mrs. Grummond had been in poor health for some years, but her condition had been considered critical only since Sunday. It is believed that a stroke of apoplexy was the immediate cause of her death.

Mrs. GRUMMOND was born in the Jackson homestead west of Medina and had lived in and near Medina ever since. She was educated in the common schools supplemented with a course in the Phipps seminary of Albion, and was a woman of much culture and refinement. Early in life she became a member of the Medina M. E. Church and had been a faithful attendant and earnest in the work of the church. Of an attractive personality, kindly and thoughtful she had a host of friends who will mourn her loss.

The surviving family consists of one daughter, Mrs. Orin CURSON, of this place, one son, L. M. GRUMMOND, of Brooklyn, and one brother, Frank JACKSON, of this place. The funeral will take place from the house on Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, Rev. W. A. Harris, of the M. E. Church, Officiating. Burial at Boxwood Cemetery.

(Surname spelled GRUMMON in the census and cemetery records)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Jan 11, 2002


RUFUS MUNSON GRUMMON (1837 - 29 Mar 1889)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Medina, Orleans County, NY, April 4, 1889
Surnames: GRUMMON, JACKSON, MUNSON, WINCHESTER

The death of R. Munson GRUMMON whose serious illness was mentioned in our last issue, occurred on Friday, March 29, 1889. Deceased was 53 years of age and had resided in Medina nearly all of his life.

Besides his wife, Mariah B. [JACKSON] GRUMMON, whom he married in 1858, in Medina, NY, is a son, Lewis B. GRUMMON; a daughter Lizzie D. GRUMMON.

By direction of Health Officer MUNSON, who decided the Mr. GRUMMON 's death was caused by malignant diphtheria the funeral was quietly held Sunday, March 31, 1889 at 9 a.m. Rev. C. W. WINCHESTER, officiating in a brief service, at the GRUMMON residence on Center Street. The remains were deposited in Boxwood Cemetery, Medina, NY.

Submitted by: Glenda Whitaker Subyak Feb 12, 2002


Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Medina, Orleans County, NY, March 10, 1897

On July 21 1862, Rufus Munson (GRUMMON), enrolled at Medina, NY to serve three years; as Private, Company A, 8th Light Artillery. August 11, 1862 as Second Lieutenant. Mustered out with Company, August 10, 1865, at Petersburg, VA.

Submitted by: Glenda Whitaker Subyak Feb 12, 2002


STEPHEN TALMAGE GRUMMON (12 Nov 1811 - 1 Mar 1895)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune; Orleans County NY, March 7, 1895
Surnames: GRUMMON, MacFARLANE, TOOMBS

Died at his residence on Park Avenue, Medina, Marc h 1, 1895 of infirmities of age, Stephen Talmage GRUMMON, at the advanced age of four score and four years.

Mr. GRUMMON was born in Saratoga County, NY in 1811 and in 1842, came to Medina, NY, which has been his place of residence until called to his home above. He was by occupation, a maker of boots and shoes, and was ever attentive of his calling until failing health compelled him to cease his labors. He was a very quiet and worthy citizen, a kind neighbor and friend and a very acceptable member of the Episcopal Church and a regular attended of the same until ill health prevented. He had been a member of the church of choice for fifty-four years; also a very worthy member of Medina, NY. Lodge No. 336 F. and A.M., for the past forty-two years.

He leaves an aged wife and two daughters - Mrs. Sarah TOOMBS and Miss Delia GRUMMON - who so kindly cared for the aged one in his declining years, to mourn his departure.

The funeral service was held on Sunday at 2 p.m., Rev. Mr. MacFARLANE, officiating, the Masonic fraternity having charge of the same. The remains were deposited in Boxwood Cemetery.

Submitted by: Glenda Whitaker Subyak Feb 12, 2002

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GRZYWACZ

ANDREW GRZYWACA (1899 - 17 Nov 1957)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., Nov. 18, 1957
Surnames: GRZYWACA, GIARRIZZO

ALBION - Andrew GRZYWACA (GRZYWACZ), 58, of the Gaines Basin Road, died in Mt. Morris Sunday. He leaves his wife, Gizela; two daughters, Mrs. Dolores GIARRIZZO and Helen GRZYWACA, both of Albion; a son, Thaddeus of Albion and a brother and sister in Poland.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Merrill-Grinnell Funeral Home at East State and Ingersoll Street. A service will be held at 10 am. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Church, with burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

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

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GURNEY

AGNES GURNEY (1850 - 3 Oct 1936)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Mon., 5 Oct. 1936
Surnames: GURNEY, CHERRY, KRUPA, SAWRAK, STARKWEATHER

The death of Mrs. Agnes GURNEY, mother of Mrs. Josephine KRUPA, occurred at the residence, 111 Laurel Street, Medina, early Saturday morning, after a lingering illness. She is survived by four daughters: Mrs. STARKWEATHER of Albion; Mrs. Josephine KRUPA, Medina; Mrs. Margaret CHERRY of Detroit and Miss Frances SAWRAK of Herkimer, N.Y.; three sons: Albert and John GURNEY of Albion, Michael GURNEY of Portland, Oregon; also 28 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Albion, Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock. Burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Albion.


Newspaper:Medina Daily Journal; Wed., 7 Oct. 1936
Bearers: KISEZAK, MALINOSKI, GRACZEK, NOWICKI

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Agnes GURNEY, of 111 Laurel Street held yesterday from St. Mary’s Church at Albion, were largely attended with many beautiful floral pieces. Interment was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery there.

Bearers were Karol Kisezak, Frank Malinoski, Joseph Graczek, James Nowicki, Max Nowicki and Andrew Nowicki.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Nov 2005


ALBERT GURNEY (1887 - 2 Dec 1951)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, (probably Mon., Dec. 3, 1951
Surnames: GURNEY, MILLARD, MACHIEWICZ, WOLFE, STARKWEATHER, KRUPA, STAWIAK

Albion - Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. tomorrow in St. Mary’s Assumption Church here for the late Albert GURNEY, 64, whose death occurred in the Arnold Gregory Memorial Hospital Sunday a short time after admission. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters: Mrs. Leslie MILLARD, Mrs. Raymond MILLARD and Mrs. Alex MACHIEWICZ of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. William WOLFE of North Attleboro, Mass.; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Mary STARKWEATHER of Albion, Mrs. John KRUPA of Medina and Mrs. Frances STAWIAK of Herkimer, and a brother, Michael of Oregon.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 May 2002


FRANCES BRUSKI GURNEY (6 Oct 1893 - 23 Mar 1946)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, March 24, 1946

Surnames: GURNEY, BRUSKI, CELMER, MILLARD, NOVICKI

Mrs. Frances B. GURNEY, 52, died in her home on Densmore Road yesterday after a long illness. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Albion, and of the Rosary Society of that church.

Funeral will be held in the home at 8:30 a.m. Friday and in St. Mary’s Church at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Albert GURNEY; four daughters, Mrs. Leslie MILLARD and Mrs. Ray MILLARD of Detroit, Mich., and the Misses Gertrude and Charlotte GURNEY of Albion, two sisters, Mrs. Martha CELMER of Albion and Mrs. Mary NOVICKI of Kent; two brothers, Paul and James BRUSKI of Wickliffe.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Oct 10, 2001


MICHAEL GURNEY ( - 31 Mar 1954)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Thurs., Apr. 1, 1954
Surnames: KRUPA, GURNEY

Mrs. Josephine KRUPA, 516 Eagle St. received word last night of the death of her brother, Michael GURNEY, Portland, Oregon. Mr. GURNEY attended public schools in Medina and is a former resident.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 8 Jun 2002

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GURSSLIN

MARY ELIZABETH RANSOM GURSSLIN (1856 - 12 Feb 1917)

Newspaper: The Journal-Register (Medina), 2/15/1917

Surnames: GURSSLIN, RUMBLE, PAGE, CALEB, RANSOM

Mary Elizabeth GURSSLIN, aged 61 years, wife of Henry GURSSLIN, died Monday morning at her residence on Watson avenue, Middleport. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the house, Rev. W. M. Young officiating. Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at West Shelby.

The deceased is survived by her husband; two sons, Grant, at home and Reuben, at Buffalo, and one daughter, Mrs. William RUMBLE, Medina; also two sisters, Mrs. Adeline PAGE, at home, and Mrs. CALEB, at East Shelby; and two brothers, Emory RANSOM, at Buffalo, and Seth RANSOM, at East Shelby.


Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Feb. 19, 1917

Mr. and Mrs. Seth RANSOM and Mr. and Mrs. George CALEB attended the funeral of their sister, Mrs. Henry GURSSLIN, of Middleport, Wednesday p.m. Interment in West Shelby (Mt. Pleasant) cemetery. The deceased was a former resident of this place. She leaves her husband; one daughter, Mrs. William RUMBLE, of Medina; two sons, Reuben, of Buffalo, and Grant, of Middleport; her aged mother, Mrs. Adeline RANSOM, of this place, besides several sisters and two brothers, to mourn their loss.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb, Jan 22, 2002

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GURZENSKI

ADAM JOHN GURZENSKI (1882 - 24 Aug 1959

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Tues., Aug. 25, 1959
Surnames: GURZENSKI, DOMAN, JASNESKI, KWIETNESKI, OLSZEWSKI

Adam John GURZENSKI, 76, who resided with his son, Louis, at 407 E. Oak Orchard, died yesterday at the Casey Nursing Home. He was born in Albion and had resided in Medina for the past 35 years. Mr. GURZENSKI had been employed at the East Avenue Foundry, Central Foundry and the H. J. Heinz Co. His wife, Hattie (OLSZEWSKI, died in 1948. He was a Communicant of the Sacred Heart Church and a member of its Holy Name Society, Sacred Heart Society and the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. John (Esther) DOMAN of Camarillo, Calif.; two sons Louis and Edward of Medina; four grandchildren. Also, two sisters, Mrs. John (Katherine) JASNESKI of Auburn, and Mrs. Joseph (Helen) KWIETNESKI of Rochester and two brothers, Joseph and Izydor of Albion. Also several nieces and nephews.

Prayer services will be held at 8:45 a.m. Thursday from the Gulinski Funeral Home, 420 Eagle St., followed by a funeral mass at 9 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. A. Borowiak officiating. Burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery. The Holy Name Society will meet at the Funeral Home at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday to recite the rosary.

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 27 Jan 2003


JADWIGA 'HATTIE' S. OLSZEWSKI GURZENSKI (15 Oct 1886 - 3 May 1948)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, May 3, 1948
Surnames: GURZENSKI, CELMER, CRANE, DOMOJ, GURNEY, OLSZEWSKI, KAMAPICKAS, LITTLEBETTER, PELGA

Mrs. Hattie S. GURZENSKI, wife of Adam GURZENSKI, 407 East Oak Orchard Street died this morning in the Medina Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient since April 5th. She was born in Poland Oct. 15, 1886. A communicant of Sacred Heart Church, Medina, she was a member of the Rosary Society of St. Mary’s Church, Albion. Mrs. GURZENSKI was also a member of the Lincoln Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John (Esther) DOMOJ of Hatboro, Pa.; two sons, Edward and Louis GURZENSKI of Medina; two grandchildren; and six sisters, Mrs. Jennie CRANE, Mrs. Mary CELMER, Mrs. Francis GURNEY and Mrs. Stanley PELGA, all of Albion, and Mrs. Michael LITTLEBETTER and Mrs. Michael KAMAPICKAS, both of Rochester.

Funeral services will be held from her late residence, 407 East Oak Orchard Street, at 9 o’clock Wednesday morning, and at 9:30 o’clock at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Oct 12, 2001

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GUTTENBERG

FRIEDA HOFFENBERG GUTTENBERG (1900 - 24 Nov 1948)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Wed., Nov. 24, 1948
Surnames: GALLEN, GARELICK, GUTTENBERG, HOFFENBERG, OSTROFF, SEEMAN.

Mrs. Frieda (HOFFENBERG) GUTTENBERG, 48, wife of Max GUTTENBERG, 1200 South Main Street, died early this morning at the Medina Memorial Hospital following a long illness. Born in Lithuania, she came to this country as a child, residing in Rochester, where she attended school. At the time of her marriage in 1926, she moved to Medina.

Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Herschel; and a daughter, Lily, both of Medina, also four sisters, Mrs. Max OSTROFF and Mrs. Morris GARELICK of Rochester, Mrs. Hyman SEEMAN of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Abraham GALLEN of Albuquerque, N. M.

Funeral was held this afternoon at 2 p.m. from Parsky Funeral Home, Rochester, with burial in Rochester. The family, who request that no flowers be sent, will remain for a week at 26 Hoeltzer Street, Rochester.

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 27 Mar 2002

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GUZIK (aka BUTTONS)

JOSEPH GUZIK (aka BUTTONS) (1866 - 05 Jul 1950)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Thurs., 16 Jul 1950
Surnames: DUJENSKI, GUZIK (aka BUTTONS), SIEDLECKI, WOGENODA.

Joseph GUZIK (aka BUTTONS), 84,died last night after a long illness at his home, 129 Stork Street. He was born in Poland but lived here most of his lifetime.

He is survived by three sons, Louis and Frank of Medina, John of New Bedford, Mass.; three daughters, Mrs. Agnes DUJENSKI of North Tonawanda, Mrs. Josephine SIEDLECKI and Catherine at home. Eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:30 a. m. from the Cleary Funeral home at 10 o'clock in the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Anthony KRAWCZK will officiate and burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery

(Widower of Victoria WOGENODA)

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 30 Mar 2002


VICTORIA A. WOGENODA GUZIK (aka BUTTONS) (1870 - 24 Sep 1949)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, abt. Mon, 26 Sep 1949
Surnames: GUZIK (aka BUTTONS), DUJENSKI, SIEDLECKI, WOGENODA

Mrs. Victoria GUZIK (aka BUTTONS), 129 Stork Street died early Saturday morning after a short illness. She was born in Poland and has lived here nearly fifty-six years.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph; three sons, Louis and Frank of Medina, and John of New Bedford, Massachusetts; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph DUJENSKI of North Tonawanda, Mrs. Josephine SIEDLECKI and Catherine BUTTONS of Medina; ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Mrs. GUZIK was a member of the Rosary Society and a communicant of Sacred Heart church. Services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 from Cleary's Funeral Home and at 10 o'clock at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery with the Rev. Anthony KRAWCZYK officiating.

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 30 Mar 2002


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