Orleans County, New York

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SURNAMES: MacCLEVERTY, McALLISTER, McARDLE, McATEE, McAVOY, McCABE, McCANTY, McCARGAR, McCARGO, McCARTHY, McCARTNEY, McCAULEY, McCAULLY, McCLELLAN, McCORMICK, McDAVID, McDERMOTT, McDONALD / MacDONALD, McELWEE, McFARLAND, McGAFFICK, McGERALD, McGINN, McGLENN, McGOVERN, McGRATH, McGUINN, McGUIRE, McGURN, McKAY, McKEEVER, McKENNA, McKIE, McKNIGHT, McLAUGHLIN, McLEAN, McMAHON, McMILLAN, McNALL, McNALLY, McNAMARA, McNEAL, McNEELEY, McOMBER, McPARTLAND, McPHEE, McTIGUE, McWILLIAMS


MacCLEVERTY

ALEXANDER S. MacCLEVERTY (1865 – 25 Oct 1894)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thursday, 1 Nov 1894
Surnames: MacCLEVERTY

Alex McCLEVERTY died on Thursday last, at his home in Buffalo, after a long illness with consumption, aged twenty-nine years. Deceased was a former resident of this place, removing to Buffalo about eight years ago. The remains were brought here on Saturday and interred in Boxwood Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 26 Sep 2011

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McALLISTER

JAMES T. McALLISTER (1858 - 3 Aug 1912)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs, 8 Aug 1912 (from the column 'About the County'
Surnames: McALLISTER

James McALLISTER, a lifelong resident of Holley, died Saturday evening, aged 54 years.

(Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 30 Sep 2005


JOHN McALLISTER (3 Jul 1872 - 1 Jun 1919)
JENNIE SULLIVAN McALLISTER (27 Mar 1875 - 1 Jun 1919)
LAWRENCE VINCENT McALLISTER (18 Dec 1904 - 1 Jun 1919)
MARY LORRAINE McALLISTER (23 Aug 1906 - 1 Jun 1919)
SULLIVAN JOSEPH McALLISTER (7 Aug 1911 - 1 Jun 1919)
LETITA McALLISTER IRWIN (1875 - 1 Jun 1919)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune; Thurs., 5 June 1919
Surnames: McALLISTER, IRWIN, SULLIVAN

McALLISTER Automobile Struck by Trolley at Fancher Brockville Crossing
When an automobile in which they were riding was struck by a high speed B. L. & R. Interurban car at the Fancher-Brockville state highway crossing, shortly after 7 o’clock Sunday night, six persons were instantly killed. Those that met death were: John McALLISTER, 48 years old; his wife, Mrs. Jennie SULLIVAN McALLISTER, 44 years old; three children, Vincent 15, Mary 13 and Joseph 8; Mrs. Letita IRWIN, 44 years old, a nurse and sister of Mr. McALLISTER. A dog in the automobile was also killed.

The victims were returning from a motor trip to the McAllister farm on the Ridge road in Murray township. The car, going at a high rate of speed, crashed into the automobile, it is said, when the latter attempted to make the crossing in front of it. Francis and Joseph McALLISTER, the two surviving sons of the family, learned of the accident upon their return to Albion from Buffalo the same night. Coroner Leon G. Alden, of Holley, is investigating the fatality.

(Interment for the McALLISTERS took place in Holy Cross Cemetery)
(No burial place known for IRWIN)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 27 Sep 2003

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McARDLE

EDWARD McARDLE (1875 - 1 Feb 1923)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, February 2, 1923
Surnames: McARDLE, DeFOREST

Edward McARDLE of Niagara Falls, formerly of this place, died at his home yesterday from injuries received while at work on a new school building in that city. Mr. McARDLE was a resident of Medina until about two years ago, when he moved to Niagara Falls. He was 37 years old and leaves a wife, who was formerly Bessie DeFOREST of Lyndonville, and six sons. The funeral will be held from his late home No. 300 Sugar Street, (Niagara Falls) at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Oct 2001

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McATEE

JAMES McATEE (1840 - 28 May 1874)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 4 Jun 1874, pg. 3
Surnames: McATEE

A terrible accident occurred at the stone quarry of Mr. Nelson McCormick, last Thursday, but we got the news too late for last week's issue. A number of workmen were engaged in clearing away the dirt from the rock, and had undermined a portion of the bank, which was about eight feet high at this place. Some one observed that the bank had begun to give way, and gave warning to those below, who made an effort to escape. Two men were caught by the earth and held by their legs, but were soon released, one of them having his ankle sprained, while the other man was slightly bruised. After this the men commenced work again, and worked a short time before they discovered that one of their number, James McATEE was missing. The immediate and natural conclusion was that he was buried under the earth that had fallen, and they immediately set to work to release him: and in a short time, found that their conjectures were right, and that the man was a corpse. He must have been instantly killed, as his skull was badly crushed, his ribs broken, and his thigh dislocated.

(Note: James was born approximately 1840 in Canada per the 1870 Orleans County census for the town of Ridgeway.  He was the husband of Elizabeth (Betsey) Yaxley, daughter of Joseph and Mary Yaxley (source: 1875 NYS Census for Ridgeway). Info submitted by: Mary Flack)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 7 Jul 2008

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McAVOY

BRIDGET DOLAN McAVOY (May 1834 - 29 Apr 1908)

Newspaper: Medina Journal, Wed. 29 Apr 1908
Surnames: McAVOY

Mrs. McAVOY, aged about 80 years, died at her home on the McAvoy Road this morning. She leaves to mourn her loss, two sons, James and Patrick.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 27 Jan 2009


JAMES McAVOY (18 Jun 1855 - 18 Jun 1920)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs, 24 Jun 1920
Surnames: McAVOY

The death of James McAVOY accurred at his home on the Bates Road Friday morning at 7 o'clock. The funeral was held Monday at St. Mary's Church. Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 31 Aug 2005


JOHN McAVOY (1857 - 13 Jul 1889)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune: 18 Jul 1889
Surnames: McAVOY

ONE QUARRYMAN KILLED AND ANOTHER TERRIBLY INJURED BY A PREMATURE EXPLOSION.
John McAVOY, a foreman employed in James O'Dell's quarry, near Shelby Basin, met with a terrible death by a blasting accident Saturday afternoon. McAVOY and a Polander named Edward Capella, were loading a blast, and had nearly finished the preliminaries when a premature explosion of terrific force occurred, throwing the huge stones into the air and tossing McAVOY a distance of fifteen feet from the scene of the blast. He was picked up unconscious and carried to the tool shed near by. He immediately recovered consciousness, and Dr. Wilmot, of Middleport, was hastily summoned.

The physician found that McAVOY had sustained a fracture of the right leg below the knee. Both the upper and lower jaw were fractured, and the skull was badly fractured. Both eyes were blown out. The worst wound was directly over his heart, where a sharp pointed stone had been driven halfway through the body. The face was badly disfigured also by the burning powder. The unfortunate man lived for two hours in fearful agony, and expired just after the arrival of his father at the scene of the accident.

Coroner Munson was summoned, but did not deem an inquest necessary. The body was removed to McAVOY's home, one mile east of here. The funeral took place at nine o'clock Monday morning from St. Mary's church, Rev. J. Costaldi, officiating. McAVOY was single, and about thirty five years of age. He leaves a father, mother and several brothers and sisters. Capella, the other laborer, was terribly injured and may die. His arms and legs are broken and he was badly injured internally. His eyesight is probably gone.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 27 Jan 2009


McAVOY, PATRICK (1829 - 5 Jan 1892)
McAVOY, KATHERINE/CATHERINE (1863 - 5 Jan 1892)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs., 7 Jan 1892
Surnames: McAVOY

A Sorely Afflicted Family.
The family of Patrick McAVOY, who reside about a mile southeast of this village, have been deeply afflicted during the past two years. A son (John) was killed while blasting in a quarry near Shelby Basin, and a few months later the mother and son were quite seriously injured by being thrown from a buggy near the depot. About two weeks ago Mr. McAVOY, the father, was attacked with la grippe, which terminated fatally on Tuesday afternoon. The whole family, with one exception, have been afflicted with the same disease and a daughter Miss Katharine/Catherine, aged twenty-eight, died on Tuesday evening, surviving her father only six hours.

The mother and two son(s) are very low at present, and fears are entertained as to the recovery of the former. The funeral of the father and daughter was held at St. Mary's Church this morning and was largely attended. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in their deep affliction.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 27 Jan 2009


THOMAS McAVOY (Oct 1866 - 1 Jun 1901)

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

Thomas McAVOY, a well-known resident of Medina, died at his home on the McAvoy road, Saturday morning, after a long illness with jaundice, aged about thirty years. Deceased was a school teacher, a graduate of Medina Free Academy, and was considered a young man of much ability.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 27 Jan 2009

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McCABE

GEORGE DEWEY McCABE (21 Nov 1900 - 23 Jan 1933)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 26 Jan 1933
Surnames: McCABE

George D. McCABE, 32, of Fancher, was instantly killed about midnight Monday when the light truck he was driving went out of control at the Peter Smith road intersection with the Ridge. Thrown from the car, he suffered a broken neck, according to the investigation by Coroner Leon G. Ogden of Holley and Dr. D. G. Cooper of Albion, coroner's physician.

Employed by the Albion branch of the Niagara, Lockport & Ontario Power Company, McCABE had been in the hamlet of Sawyer demonstrating radios. It is said he had installed one and had another in the company truck as he returned to his home. It is thought that he came to the Ridge road before he was aware of the fact and that his efforts to slow or turn the car caused it to slew along the pavement, throwing him out after he was injured by striking his head against the top. The car wound up against a pole by the roadside. Neighbors who heard the noise found him dead on soft ground near the road.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Peter (Bridget) McCABE; a brother, Thomas and a sister, Miss Marjorie McCABE, all of Fancher. He also had many friends in Medina who mourn his sudden passing. Funeral services were held this Thursday morning at nine o’clock from St. Mary's Church, Holley. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Jan 2006


MARY I. MAHONEY McCABE (1879 - 25 Apr 1943)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., 26 Apr 1943
Surnames: McCABE, MAHONEY, RANDOLPH, SLACK

Albion - Mrs. Mary I. McCABE, 63, died Sunday at the family residence, 338 West Park street, after a long illness. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church and Rosary Society.

Born in Albion she had been a resident here all her life. She is survived by her husband, James T. McCABE, a former Albion merchant: two daughters, Mrs. John RANDOLPH, Horseheads and Miss Elizabeth Ann McCABE, Albion; one son, Corp. Donald J. McCabe, USA, in foreign service: one grandson, John RANDOLPH Jr., Horseheads; one sister, Mrs. J.B. SLACK, Medina; one brother, Eugene MAHONEY, village clerk, Albion, and one nephew, Thomas A. MAHONEY, Albion.

Funeral services will be held in the late residence, Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. and at 9 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Feb 2004


THOMAS McCABE (1846 - 26 Jan 1912)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, 1 Feb 1912 (from a column called "About the County"
Surnames: McCABE

Thomas McCABE, aged 68 years, resident of Albion, died on Friday.

(Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 30 Sep 2005

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McCANTY

OLIVER D. McCANTY, PVT. (1917 - 3 Feb 1943)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Fri., April 23, 1943
Surnames: McCANTY

LYNDONVILLE - Pvt. Oliver D. McCANTY, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank McCANTY, who was reported missing in action on Feb. 2, was confirmed as a victim of enemy action at sea in a War Department telegram to his parents today. The telegram expressed “deep regret that it has now been officially determined that your son, who was previously reported missing in action Feb. 2, lost his life as a result of enemy action in the North Atlantic on Feb. 3.

A native of Smith Falls, Ont., Private McCanty came to the United States with his family when he was four years old. He entered service May 15, 1942, and was stationed at Ft. Niagara, Ft. Eustis, Va., Ft. Slocum, N.Y., and at Camp Standish, Mass. He last visited his home on New Year’s Day.

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

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 8 Feb 2004

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McCARGAR

BERT McCARGAR (18 Aug 1880 - 30 Jan 1940)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal: Mon., 15 Jan. 1940
Surnames: McCARGAR, McHUGH, VOLK

Funeral services for Bert McCARGAR, 59, whose death occurred Saturday at Mt. Morris, will be held from the home of his sister, Mrs. William VOLK, Blair Road, Tuesday at 2 p.m. Mr. McCARGAR’s death followed a lingering illness. The remains were brought to the Thibault Funeral Home Saturday. The deceased had been a resident of Shelby for many years.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Clark McHUGH of Buffalo and Mrs. William Volk of Shelby and one brother, Frank McCARGAR of Alabama. Rev. J. C. Rawson of the Shelby Baptist Church will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 6 Sep 2003

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McCARGO

IRVING McCARGO (1882 - 12 Jun 1891)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 18 Jun 1891
Surnames: McCARGO

Irving, the nine-year old son of James F. McCARGO, of this place, was drowned while bathing in the canal, near Bancroft’s grove Friday afternoon. The particulars of this sad affair, as near as can be learned, are as follows: The unfortunate boy, in company with some other boys of about his own age, went over to the canal to take a bath immediately after school had closed. None of the party could swim, and each dared the other to see how far they dare go out into the water, Irving taking the lead. The water was not as shallow as it was supposed to be, and losing his balance, he went over his head. His companions were terror stricken when they saw their schoolmate drowning, but were powerless to save him. An alarm was given, but before help arrived he has sunk to the bottom. A search for the body was immediately instituted, but it was not recovered until eight o’clock the same evening. Coroner Munson deemed an inquest unneccessary, and the remains were taken to the home of his parents on West Center street.

The funeral services were held Sunday at the residence and the remains were interred in Boxwood Cemetery. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in their deep affliction.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 4 Sep 2006

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McCARTHY

CHARLES A. McCARTHY (1865 - 14 Jul 1921)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 21 Jul 1921
Surnames: McCARTHY

Charles A. McCARTHY died Thursday at his home on South Main street, aged 57 years. He in survived by his wife, one daughter, Margaret, and one son, Charles. Funeral was held Monday morning from St. Mary's Church.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 24 Jan 2009


MARY GREEN McCARTHY (1879 - 25 Jan 1912)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, 1 Feb 1912 (from a column called "About the County")
Surnames: McCARTHY, GREEN

Mrs. Mary McCarthy, who is survived by three daughters and two sons, died Friday in Albion, aged 81 years.

(Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery

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McCARTNEY

GEORGE ALBERT McCARTNEY (28 Mar 1852 - 14 Mar 1915)

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

George Albert McCARTNEY, second son of W. H. and Sarah A. McCARTNEY, who was born at Shelby, NY., March 28th 1852, died at his home in Homer, Mich., on the 14th of March, survived by his wife, one son and one daughter.

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McCAULEY

BRIDGET C. McKENNA McCAULEY (9 May 1831 - 20 Feb 1918)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 28 Feb 1918
Surnames: McCAULEY, McKENNA

The death of Mrs. Bridget C. McCAULEY, a pioneer resident of this village occurred Friday, after a brief illness, at her home on Orient street. She is survived by nine children. The funeral was held Saturday at St. Mary's church. Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 12 Feb 2007


EDWARD McCAULEY (Feb 1826 - 18 Jun 1900)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 21 Jun 1900
Surnames: McCAULEY, McGINN

McCAULEY - Edward McCAULEY, who came to Medina from Ireland about forty-five years, died of liver complaint on Monday at his residence on the gravel road, aged seventy-two years. Besides his widow, he is survived by two sons - John and Edward - and one daughter-Mrs. Edward McGINN. Funeral services held at St. Mary's Church yesterday morning were largely attended.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 20 Jan 2008


EDWARD P. McCAULEY (10 Mar 1874 - 24 Apr 1951)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Wed., 25 Apr 1951
Surnames: McCAULEY, HALE, JOHNSON, SQUIRES

Edward McCAULEY, 110 Erin Rd., died in Medina Memorial Hospital last evening after a short illness. He was born in Medina and lived here his entire lifetime.

Surviving are two sons, Edward, Jr., and Matthew, both of Medina; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Roy SQUIRES of Barre Center, and Mrs. John HALE of Oakfield; one stepson, Albert JOHNSON, Barre; 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 8:30 at the home of his son, Matthew, 110 Erin Rd., and at 9 a. m. from St. Mary's Church. Burial will be in Boxwood Cemetery.

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 14 Apr 2002


MARGARET C. McCAULEY (1868 - 10 Apr 1897)

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

Miss Margaret C. McCAULEY died on Saturday, of heart difficulty, aged twenty-eight years. The funeral services were held Monday morning at St. Mary’s Church. Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 16 Oct 2007

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McCAULLY

MARY SHORT McCAULLY (1860 - 27 Jun 1909)

Newspaper: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 29 June 1909, page 9
Surnames: McCAULLY, SHORT

Albion, June 28-- Mrs. John McCaully died suddenly this morning from apoplexy at her home, in West Albion, aged 49 years. She is survived by her husband, two sisters and one brother.

(Interment in Union Cemetery)

Submitted by: Paula Ziegler Sep 10, 2001

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McCLELLAN

CATHERINE PEEL McCLELLAN (6 Dec 1878 - 10 Nov 1958)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Mon., Nov. 10, 1958
Surnames: McCLELLAN, HARE, McNALLY, PEEL, MORIARTY, WALKER, PADOLESKI, WILSON

Mrs. Catherine McCLELLAN, 80, died this morning after a long illness at the Frances Poler Nursing Home, Park Avenue. She had made her home with a daughter, Mrs. Clifford HARE of 215 W. Oak Orchard Street. Mrs. McCLELLAN was born in Medina, December 6, 1878, the daughter of Joseph and Catherine McNALLY PEEL, and had lived here her entire lifetime. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church and she was a charter member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the L.O.O.M.

Survivors include six sons, Raymond MORIARTY, Daniel MORIARTY, Kenneth MORIARTY, Bertrand McCLELLAN, James McCLELLAN, all of Medina, and Laverne McCLELLAN of Lockport. Also, four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy WALKER, Mrs. Alice PADOLESKI and Mrs. Ruth HARE of Medina, and Mrs. Eileen WILSON of Lyndonville; twenty-one grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Barnes-Tuttle Funeral Home, Pearl Street, where a prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday followed by a funeral mass at 9:30 at St. Mary’s Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

(Catherine was the wife of Daniel MORIARTY & John McCLELLAN.)

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 13 Jan 2003


EDWARD J. McCLELLAN (1 Mar 1880 - 11 May 1880)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 20 May 1880
Surnames: McCLELLAN

McCLELLAN - in Medina, May 11th, 1880, Edward J., youngest son of James and Arlene McCLELLAN, aged 2 months and 10 days.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 22 Sep 2006


GEORGE A. McCLELLAN (1881 - 26 Dec 1948)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, December 27, 1948
Surnames: McCLELLAN, FOX, KADERLI

George A. McCLELLAN, 309 Prospect Avenue, a lifelong resident of Medina and vicinity, died last night at the Medina Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since Tuesday evening.

Surviving are his wife, Mary FOX McCLELLAN; one daughter, Mrs. Franklin KADERLI; and two grandsons, Kevin and Lawrence KADERLI, all of Medina; also several nieces and nephews.

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

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

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


JAMES B. McCLELLAN (19 Apr 1902 - 2 Dec 1959)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Wed., Dec. 2, 1959
Surnames: McCLELLAN, WALKER, MORIARTY, PADOLESKI, HARE, WILSON

James B. McCLELLAN, 57, of 227½ Eagle St., died early this morning at Medina Memorial Hospital following a heart attack. He was born in Medina April 19, 1902 and had lived here his entire lifetime. He had been employed at Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors in Lockport. Mr. McClellan was a member of St. Mary’s Church, the Loyal Order of Moose, the Eagles, and the American Legion. He was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Frieda, at home; eight brothers and sisters, Mrs. Dorothy WALKER of Medina, Laverne McCLELLAN of Lockport, Daniel MORIARTY, Kenneth MORIARTY, Bertrand McCLELLAN, Mrs. Alice PADOLESKI, Mrs. Ruth HARE, all of Medina, and Mrs. Eileen WILSON of Lyndonville; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Barnes-Tuttle Funeral Home, Pearl St., where a prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday followed by a funeral mass at 9:30 at St. Mary’s Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 30 Jan 2003


MARY V. FOX McCLELLAN (1882 - 5 Mar 1958)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Thurs., March 6, 1958
Surnames: McCLELLAN, PEEL, FOX, KADERLI

Mrs Mary McCLELLAN, 75, of Prospect Ave., died last evening at the Poler Nursing Home after a long illness. She was the widow of the late George McCLELLAN. Born in Medina, the daughter of the late Martin and Alice PEEL FOX, she had lived here her entire lifetime. Mrs. McClellan was a member of St. Mary’s Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Franklin KADERLI; two grandsons, Kevin and Lawrence KADERLI; two brothers, Thomas and James FOX, all of Medina; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Cleary Funeral Home, Park Ave., where prayers will be said at 9 a.m. Saturday, followed by a funeral mass at 9:30 at St. Mary's Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 27 Aug 2002

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McCORMICK

EMILY ELLA LUSK McCORMICK (31 Oct 1853 - 19 Jul 1910)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 28 Jul 1910 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: McCORMICK, LUSK

Mrs. James McCORMICK, aged 37 years, died at her home in Clarendon last week.

(Interment in Hillside Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 10 Feb 2006


JOHN McCORMICK (17 Dec 1790 - 3 Jun 1889)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 6 June 1889
Surnames: McCORMICK

The death of John McCORMICK, who was probably the oldest resident of Orleans county, occurred at the residence of his son, James, in this place on Monday morning, in the ninety-ninth year of his age. Deceased was born at New Brunswick, N. J., December 17, 1790. At the age of fourteen years he removed with his parents to Montgomery county, N. Y. About the year 1824 he settled in the town of Riga, Monroe county; afterwards removed to Royalton, N. Y., and in 1834 located in the town of Ridgeway, on the farm now owned by Wellington Weld. He afterwards removed to the Bates road, and then to this village, where he has resided for twenty-two years.

Five sons and two daughters survive him, viz: Daniel, James, Nelson, and Chauncey, of this place, and John, Jr., of Buffalo; Mrs. Benj. JACKSON, of this place, and Mrs. Charles FOX, of Marshall, Mich. His wife died about nine years ago in her eighty-third year. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Latham officiating.

(Interment in West Ridgeway Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 25 Jan 2006


MAHITABLE GRISWOLD McCORMICK (1841 - 13 Jan 1926)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 14 Jan 1926
Surnames: McCORMICK, GRISWOLD, KENNAN

Mrs. C. (Chauncey) A. McCORMICK passed away last evening after an illness of about a week's duration. She was born in Medina, N. Y., in 1841, the daughter of Aseph and Lodenma GRISWOLD. In 1890, she came to Pasadena with her family, making a permanent home here (Pasadena, Calif.) three years later. She has been a member of the Pasadena Presbyterian Church for over thirty years. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Robert C. KENNAN; two grandsons, Robert McCormick KEMMAN and Lawrence Scott KENNAN, and a sister, Miss Jessie GRISWOLD of Rochester, N. Y. Funeral services will be held from her late residence, 256 North Marengo avenue, Thursday at 2:30 p.m. --- Pasadena (Calif.) Star-News January 6, 1926.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Nov 2007


MARGARET MULLEN McCORMICK (15 Mar 1859 - 31 Oct 1922)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, November 6, 1922
Surnames: McCORMICK

The funeral of Mrs. Margaret McCORMICK was held at St. Mary’s Church Friday morning, Rev Father GLEASON officiating. Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery. The bearers were J. D. SLACK, Daniel HORAN, J. S. KELLEY, D. J. CLEARY, John McGINN, Hugh McELWEE. Among those present from out of town were: --(unable to read)--, Mr. and Mrs. Edward MORAN and son, Wilford MORAN, Mr. and Mrs. John FINN, Mrs. Charles HUSTON, Mrs. RHEIBECK. , Mrs. HIGGINS, Mrs. LENIHAN, Lockport; Mrs. Margaret McDONALD, Utica, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles STURGES, Rochester, and Mrs. James McCABE, Albion.

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

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McDAVID

JAMES McDAVID (1797 - 31 Mar 1876)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs., 13 Apr 1876
Surnames: McDAVID, BATES, O'DONAGHEY

Died: On the 31st of March, at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. David BATES, Hamilton, Ontario, James McDAVID, formerly of this village, in the 79th year of his age.

(Note: David was born in Canada. His wife, Elizabeth O'DONAGHEY, is interred in Boxwood Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb Staff, 1 Aug 2005

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McDERMOTT

JOHANNA GREEN McDERMOTT (29 Sep 1839 - 3 Dec 1903)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 10 Dec. 1903
Surnames: McDERMOTT, WILCOX

Mrs. Stephen McDERMOTT died on Thursday last, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry WILCOX, on Orient street. Deceased was an old resident of Medina and was sixty-five years of age. The funeral occurred at St. Mary’s Church, Saturday.

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MARGARET McDERMOTT (1821 - 25 Apr 1918)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 16 May 1918

Surnames: McDERMOTT, HIGGINS

Mrs. Margaret McDERMOTT of Austin, Ill., died April 25th in Knowsville, N. Y., at the age of 97 years - almost centenarian. She was visiting her oldest son J. (John E.) HIGGINS when she was taken ill and passed away. The body was taken to her old home for interment.

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STEPHEN McDERMOTT (1868 - March 29, 1930)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 4/5/1930

Surnames: McDERMOTT, LEIGHTON, BROWN, KURTZ, DONALDS, WILSON, APPS

Stephen McDERMOTT, a former resident of Medina, late of Dorchester, Mass., died suddenly March 29, 1930 at the South Boston Edison Electric Illuminating company plant where he had been employed for the past thirty years.

He was aged 62 years and leaves a wife, Margaret, son, George and three daughters, Mrs. George LEIGHTON of Dorchester, Mass., Mrs. F. E. BROWN and Mrs. Albert B. KURTZ, both of New York City and three sisters, Mrs. Frank DONALDS of Somersville, Mass., Mrs. Henry WILSON and Mrs. William APPS of Medina.

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B. FRANK McDONALD (1855 - 39 Jul 1895)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune; Thurs., 1 Aug. 1895
Surnames: McDONALD, BARRY, COGSWELL

A terrible accident happened to B. Frank McDONALD, a prominent young man of Holley, at 4:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. While engaged in putting up a telephone line for the Holley Water Works Company he fell from the cross-bar of a telephone pole to the ground, a distance of about twenty feet, and was instantly killed. His neck was broken and his arm was fractured in two places.

He was about 37 years of age, and leaves a wife (Etta M. COGSWELL) and four small children. The bereaved wife is a sister of Mrs. Watson F. BARRY, of this place.

(Interment in Hillside Cemetery)

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F. FREDERICK McDONALD (23 Jan 1917 - 23 Nov 1942)

Newspaper: The Medina Journal; Fri., Nov 24, 1942
Surnames: MacDONALD, FOLGER

F. Frederick McDONALD, 27, of Middleport died suddenly yesterday afternoon of a heart attack. Mr. McDONALD had just returned from a horseback ride and had put the horse in the barn, and a few minutes afterwards was stricken. Efforts of the Middleport Fire Department to revive him with an inhaler proved fruitless. Born in Middleport he was associated with his father and brother in the E & M Enterprises at Middleport. He was a member of the Methodist Church and of the Middleport Rotary Club.

Surviving are his wife, Clarice FOLGER McDONALD; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred McDONALD; and two brothers, Stanley D. and Arthur D. McDONALD, all of Middleport. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. from the home of his parents, 69 Main Street, Middleport, with Rev. Leonard P. Ives, pastor of the Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, West Shelby.

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GEORGE McDONALD (1866 - 22 Jan 1933)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 26 Jan 1933
Surnames: MacDONALD, HENDERSON, MacALPINE

George MacDONALD, 67, died at his home in West Barre, Sunday morning at 4 o’clock after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Mary HENDERSON MacDONALD, formerly of West Shelby; two daughters, Mrs. Helen MacAlPINE, of Buffalo, and Gladys at home; one son, Willis, of Rochester and two grandchildren and his mother at Barre Center. He was born and resided at West Shelby, moving to West Barre 20 years ago. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon. Burial was at West Shelby.

)Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery)

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HARVEY McDONALD (10 Mar 1859 - 25 Jan 1927)

Newspaper: unknown
Surnames: McDONALD, DUNN, HARROD, MAHAR

(Lyndonville) The many friends of Harvey McDONALD were shocked to hear of his death Tuesday, January 25, 1927, at the home of his son, Joseph McDONALD, in Detroit, Mich. Although Mr. McDonald had not been in good health for over two years, the end came suddenly. Harvey McDonald was born in Oswego on March 10, 1859. He married Miss Mary MAHAR on December 2, 1879. Coming to this village when a young man, he spent nearly all of his lifetime here, going to Detroit to live about two years ago.

The surviving relatives are seven children: Mrs. Mary HARROD of County Line; Harvey McDONALD of New York city; John, Leo and Joseph McDONALD of Detroit; Mrs. Catherine McDONALD of Buffalo; and Raymond McDONALD; also a half-brother, William DUNN, of Oakfield.

The funeral was held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary HARROD, Friday morning at 9:30, and at St. Joseph's Catholic church of this village at 10:15, Father Leo J. Reddy, officiating. Burial was in Bocwood Cemetery, Medina.

(No record of this burial)

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

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McELWEE

FRANCIS D. McELWEE (Apr 1880 - 5 Dec 1905)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 7 Dec. 1905
Surnames: McELWEE

Francis McELWEE died Tuesday night, after a long illness with consumption, at the home of his father, Henry McELWEE, on Gwinn street. Funeral at St. Mary’s Church Saturday morning.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

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HANNAH MAGNER McELWEE (1876 - 13 Oct 1950)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Fri., Oct. 13, 1950
Surnames: McELWEE, KILROY

Mrs. Hannah McELWEE, 73, widow of Hugh McELWEE, of 229 Eagle St., died this morning at the Medina Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was born in Medina, lived here her entire lifetime, and was a communicant of St. Mary's Church.

Surviving are three sons, David and Phillip of Medina and Chief Warrant Officer Dawson McELWEE with the U. S. Army, stationed at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Carl KILROY of Lockport and Rita at home; eleven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held from the Cleary Funeral Home Monday morning at 8:30 and at St. Mary's church at 9 o'clock. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

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HENRY McELWEE (1 Sep 1872 - 19 Jun 1951)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Thurs., 19 Jun 1951
Surnames: McELWEE, COOPER, DURKIN, HOLTZ, MORTON

Henry McELWEE, 78, until his retirement on April 1 of this year Medina's oldest retail merchant in point of service, died at three o'clock this morning in Medina Memorial Hospital where he has been a patient for the past 10 days.

Born in Lyndonvllle September 1, 1872 his parents were the late Elizabeth MORTON and Henry McELWEE of that village. Mr. McELWEE came to Medina as a young man and entered the grocery business with the late William COOPER. Later establishing his own store, he was in the retail grocery business for 63 years, over 43 years as owner and proprietor of his own store at 511 Main Street.

Active in community and church affairs for many years, Mr. McELWEE was a member and past grand knight of Medina Council, Knights of Columbus, a member of Medina Lodge of Elks and the Holy Name Society of St. Mary's Church.

He was associated with community efforts and Red Cross and war bond drives during both World Wars and for many years a member of the Medina Advertising Club and Chamber of Commerce.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ellen (Nellie COMERFORD) McELWEE; one daughter, Mrs. Germain HOLTZ; three grandchildren; a brother, William McELWEE, all of Medina, and several nieces and nephews.

The body is resting at his late home, 425 Park Avenue. Funeral services will be held in St. Mary's Church on Friday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Paul DURKIN will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

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MARGARET E. McELWEE (Nov 1882 - 6 Nov 1947)

Newspaper: The Lyndonville Enterprise, Thurs., 20 Nov. 1947
Surnames: McELWEE

Miss Margaret McELWEE died Thursday morning in the Medina Memorial hospital, following an illness of four weeks. Born in the town of Yates, she was the daughter of the late Dawson and Mary McELWEE. For the past 35 years Miss McELWEE had resided in Medina. A communicant of St. Mary's church, she was also a member of Court of Santa Maria, Catholic Daughters of America.

Surviving are one brother, Francis McELWEE of Canandaigua ; also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held from the O'Reilly Funeral home, Medina, on Saturday at 8 30 a.m., and at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's cemetery (Church). Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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NELLIE COMERFORD McELWEE (1876 - 7 Oct 1959)

Newspaper: Medina Register, Thursday, 10/8/1959
Surnames: McELWEE, COMERFORD, HOLTZ

Mrs. Nellie McELWEE, 83, of 425 Park Ave., died last evening in Medina Memorial Hospital where sje had been a patient for the past three weeks. She was born in Brockport in 1876, the daughter of the late John and Ellen COMERFORD and came to Medina as a child.

Mrs. McELWEE was associated in the local retail grocery business for many years with her husband, the late Henry McELWEE. His death occurred in 1951. She was a member of St. Mary's Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Germaine HOLTZ, and four grandchildren, Robert, Mary Elizabeth, Thomas and Margaret Mary HOLTZ, all of Park Ave. Friends will be received at the Cleary Funeral Home, Park Ave. where a prayer service will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday with a funeral mass at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's Church.

Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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PHILIP J. McELWEE (1906 - 5 Nov 1955)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, probably Mon., Nov. 7, 1955
Surnames: McELWEE, CHRISTMYER, MAGNER, KILROY

Philip. J. McELWEE, 49, died suddenly Saturday at his home in Clairton, Pa., where he had been living for the past five months. Mr. McELWEE was born in Medina, a graduate of Medina schools and Niagara University, and he was a veteran of World War II. He was the son of Hugh McElwee, one-time Medina grocery partner, and Hannah MAGNER McElwee.

He is survived by his wife, Delores (CHRISTMYER); one son, Philip; two brothers, David of Medina and Dawson in Japan; two sisters, Rita of Medina and Mrs. Florence KILROY of Lockport. He was a member of Medina Council, Knights of Columbus; the Holy Name Society, and the American Legion.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 8:30 from the Cleary Funeral Home, Park Ave., and at nine o’clock from St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

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WILLIAM JOSEPH McELWEE (26 Apr 1886 - 15 Dec 1953)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Wed., Dec. 16, 1953
Surnames: McELWEE, WHITMORE

Funeral services for William Joseph McELWEE, 67, well-known Medina man whose death occurred unexpectedly yesterday following a heart attack, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the O’Reilly Funeral Home, East Center Street, where the body is resting, and at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Mr. McELWEE was born in the Town of Carlton April 26, 1886, his parents being the late Henry and Elizabeth McELWEE. He had been a resident of Medina the greater part of his life. For 25 years he was associated with his brother, the late Henry McELWEE, in the grocery business here and for the past few years he has been with O’Reilly & Son. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Mary’s Church.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Florence (WHITMORE) McELWEE, a son, Donald, a granddaughter, all of Medina, and several nieces and nephews.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

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McFARLAND

MARGARET MORRISON McFARLAND (23 Mar 1869 - 1 Aug 1935)

Newspaper: The Holley Standard, August 8, 1935
Surnames: McFARLAND, BARTLETT, HARKER, KERR, McNEELEY, MORRISON, WHITE

Mrs. Margaret MORRISON McFARLAND, wife of Joseph McFARLAND passed away at the family home in Clarendon on Thursday, August 1, 1935 aged sixty-six years. Besides her husband, she leaves three sons, James, William, and Joseph of Clarendon; two daughters, Mrs Margaret (Milford) WHITE of Conesus, and Mrs. Mary Jane (George M.) BARTLETT of Holley, and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon with interment in Hillside Cemetery at Holley.

(Note: Information not included in the Obituary that should be! She was born March 23, 1869 in Bohard, Ballymagran, County Tyrone, Ireland, daughter of James MORRISON & Margaret KERR. She was predeceased by her brother, Alexander MORRISON, of Holley, NY. She was survived by her brothers Samuel MORRISON of Gaines and Henry MORRISON of Wooster, OH, and three sisters, Mrs. Teresa HARKER, Miss Annie MORRISON, and Mrs. Martha McNEELEY who remained in Ireland)

Submitted by: Mark Rustay Feb 10, 2001


SARAH JANE LOCKHART McFARLAND (9 Jun 1867 - 7 Feb 1917)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 15 Feb 1917 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: McFARLAND, LOCKHART

Mrs. Sarah Jane McFARLAND, aged 49 years, died Wednesday evening at her home, east of Clarendon.

(Interment in Hillside Cemetery)

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McGAFFICK

EMMA E. HOFFMAN McGAFFICK (Feb 1869 - 22 Apr 1950)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., April 24, 1950
Surnames: McGAFFICK, HOFFMAN, RUNDE, SMITH

Albion - Mrs. Emma MacGAFFICK, 81, a native of Rochester, died Saturday, April 22, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John RUNDE of the Town of Greece. Services are to be conducted at the McNall Funeral Home, 156 South Main Street, Albion, at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow by the Rev. Donald LAWSON of the Albion Universalist Church. Burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Mrs. MacGAFFICK leaves five sons, Jerry of Clinton, Ark., Elmer and George of Barre, Leo of Dunkirk and Capt. Clyde MacGAFFICK of Las Cruces, N.M.; three daughters, Miss Eulah MacGAFFICK of Barre, Mrs. Gilbert SMITH of Castleton, Md., and Mrs. RUNDE; three sisters, a brother; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

(Surname spelled McGAFFICK in cemetery records.)

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McGERALD

EUNICE A. McGERALD ( - Oct 1909)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 21 Oct 1909 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: McGERALD, DURAND

Mrs. Eunice A., wife of the Rev. Samuel McGERALD formerly pastor of the Medina Methodist Church, is dead at the home of her mother, Mrs. Michael DURAND, in Canandaigua.

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McGINN

JAMES McGINN ( - 27 Apr 1908)

Newspaper: Medina Journal, Mon. 27 Apr 1908
Surnames: McGINN

LOOKS LIKE SUICIDE
James McGINN, a polisher from Syracuse, walked up the track as far as the oil tank and sat down for some time. It is not known just how it happened but he was found a little later laying with his head just across the rail; a car that was being switched around passed over his neck. There did not appear to be any other marks on him. He was taken to O'Rielly's undertaking rooms.

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JOHN McGINN (Jul 1864 - 3 Mar 1928)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs. 8 Mar 1928
Surnames: McGINN, MERRY, LEARY

In the passing of John McGINN, one of Medina's oldest landmarks, from the standpoint of a business man, has been removed. For the past 35 years Mr. McGINN had conducted a tonsorial parlor at 525 Main street. Prior to that he operated one in the Hart House, where is now located the produce office of Charles B. Dye. Aside from George M. Frary, the deceased was probably next in line for continuous business career in Medina. Always of a happy and friendly disposition, he made a host of friends that sincerely mourn his passing.

The matter of this physical ailment were closely guarded and but very few indeed were aware that he was gradually slipping. Close observers noticed a change in the past few months, although he stuck to duty uncomplainingly until the last bit of his vitality had spent itself and he was obliged to give up his work just two weeks before his death, which occurred at his home on Church street, Saturday evening, March 3.

Deceased is survived by his widow; one daughter, Mrs. William MERRY of West Avenue, a son, Raymond McGINN and granddaughter, Miss Madlyn McGINN of Highland avenue; a sister, Mrs. Julia LEARY of Hoboken, N. J., and three brothers, Edward, Andrew and William, all of Medina. The funeral was held from St. Mary's Church at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning, Rev. James Hogan officiating, assisted by Rev. Francis Garvey and Rev. Joseph Kennedy. The Barber's Association of Medina attended the funeral services in a body. The interment took place in the family plot in St. Mary’s Cemetery. The bearers included John Waldner, E. Roland Clark, David A. White, Alfred J. Morgan, Thomas Mooney and Francis O'Donnell.

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MARY F. KILEY McGINN (Nov 1865 - 20 Jul 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 22 Jul 1915
Surnames: McGINN, GEARY, KILEY

Mrs. John McGINN died Tuesday morning at the Rochester hospital, aged forty-nine years. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Raymond, daughter, Maude, her mother, Mrs. Thomas (Margaret GEARY) KILEY, and two brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at nine o'clock at St. Mary's Church.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

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MARY McCAULEY McGINN (Sep 1859 - 1 Dec 1925)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Thurs., Dec. 3, 1925
Surnames: McGINN, McCAULEY

Mrs. Mary McGINN, wife of Edward McGINN, died at the family home on East Center street Tuesday evening at 11 o’clock, aged 66 years. Deceased is survived by her husband, two children, Daniel and Minnie, and two brothers John and Edward McCAULEY, of Lyndonville.

The funeral will be held Friday morning at 9 o’clock from St. Mary’s Church with interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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THOMAS McGINN (Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 19 Aug 1915
Surnames: McGINN

The death of Thomas McGINN, twin brother of John McGINN, of this place, occurred on Friday last at Akron, N. Y. Deceased was fifty-one years of age.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

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McGLENN

FRANK HENRY McGLENN (1 Sep 1855 - 11 Dec 1937)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 16 Dec 1937
Surnames: McGLENN, BULLARD, BRENNAN, McGOWAN, MILLER, BOSSLER, DUDLEY

Funeral services for Frank H. McGLENN, 82, who died Saturday in his home at Gaines, were held from the residence at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with burial in Otter Creek Cemetery.

Surviving are his widow, Melana BULLARD McGLENN; four sisters, Mrs. Margaret BRENNAN, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Emma McGOWAN, Lockport; Mrs. Mary MILLER, Newfane; Mrs. Catherine BOSSLER, Newfane; two sons, Edward B. of Hannibal; Matt F. Jr. of Carlton; one daughter, Mrs. Beula DUDLEY, Dayton, Ohio; 14 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

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MELENA BULLARD McGLENN (21 Sep 1861 - 26 Jan 1948)

Newspaper: Medina Journal; Tues. 27 Jan 1948
Surnames: McGLEN, BULLARD

Albion - Mrs. Melena BULLARD McGLENN, 86, widow of Frank H. McGLENN, died at the family home in Gaines yesterday. She was born in the Town of Barre but lived in Gaines most of her life and was a member of the Gaines WCTU for 50 years. She attended the Gaines Congregational Church and was active in all of its societies.

(Interment in Otter Creek Cemetery)

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McGOVERN

CHARLES McGOVERN (1878 - 16 Oct 1904)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 20 Oct. 1904
Surnames: McGOVERN

The funeral of Charles McGOVERN, who died at the Rochester City Hospital, where he had an operation performed about six weeks ago, was held Sunday from St. Mary’s Church, Holley.

(Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery)

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JOHN McGOVERN ( - 16 Jun 1923)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 6/21/1923
Surnames: McGOVERN

John McGOVERN of Lockport died at his home in that city on Saturday, June 16th. Mr. McGOVERN was a former resident of Medina, having moved to Lockport from here about three years ago. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, and two sons, who have many friends in Medina who sympathize with them in their bereavement.

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McGRATH

AGNES LAURA NOBLE McGRATH (2 Aug 1877 - 2 Nov 1954)

Newspaper: Times-Union Rochester, NY, November 3, 1954 page 31; column 2
Surnames: McGRATH, NOBLE, HALLIGAN, McCAFFERY, CROPSEY, CADY

Agnes L. McGrath, of 78 Avenue B. Survived by two daughters, Mrs. James (Agnes) Halligan of Depew, N.Y., Mrs. Edward (Beatrice) McCaffery; one son, James H. McGrath of Los Angeles, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Fred B. Cropsey of Kendall, N.Y.; three brothers, William and James Noble and Raymond Cady; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

_ Friends may call at the Burns-Hanna Funeral Home, 1795 ridge Rd. E., between Goodman and Culver road, Wednesday and Thursday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service Friday morning at 8:30 and 9 o'clock at. St. Bridget's Church. Internment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Submitted by: John Noble Aug 30, 2001


ELLEN WHALEN McGRATH (11 Mar 1842 - 11 Jul 1918)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 18 Jul 1918
Surnames: McGRATH, WHALEN, SHANLEY

Mrs. Ellen (McGraw, actually McGRATH) died at the Medina Hospital Thursday last, after an illness of about ten weeks. She is survived by four sons, Michael, William, and Thomas, of Medina, and Roger, of Rome, N. Y.; and two daughters, Katherine, of Medina, and Mrs. F. P. SHANLEY, of Lockport; and five grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday at St. Mary's church, with interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

(Note: The obituary lists Ellen’s married name as McGraw. However, cemetery records indicate Ellen was actually Ellen Whalen McGRATH)

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FREDERIC McGRATH ( - 27 Apr 1917)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 3 May 1917
Surnames: McGRATH

Frederic McGRATH died at his home in Boston, Mass., on Friday last. The deceased was formerly a resident of Medina.

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WILLIAM McGRATH (May 1857 - 15 Sep 1910)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Sep 15, 1910
Surnames: McGRATH, CALLAGHAN, DOWD

Mr. William McGRATH, a well known citizen of this place died at his home on Church street this morning about nine o’clock, from heart failure. The deceased has been in ill health for more than a year past, and has been confined to his home for the past six months.

Mr. McGRATH was born in Medina, and lived here all his life. He was for many years a barber, and afterwards was employed in the State Surveyer's office here, and later worked for the New York Central. He was a staunch Democrat, an active worker for the party and a leader in the community in which he lived. The deceased was a good natured man, always saw the best in everything and had a host of friends who will mourn his demise. Even when his health broke down and he was compelled to give up active work, still the same kindly disposition and warm heart was there and his fortitude during the past few months has been the admiration of those who knew his suffering. Mr. McGrath was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and that organization will attend his funeral at St. Mary’s church Monday morning at nine o'clock.

He is survived by his widow, two children, Mrs Howard CALLAGHAN and Miss Amanda McGRATH, of this place, his mother, Mrs. Roger McGRATH, of Eagle street, three brothers, Fred, of Boston, Philip, of Washington, John, of London, Canada, and a sister, Mrs. Frank DOWD of this place.

((nterment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

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WILLIAM F. McGRATH (22 Sep 1859 – 24 Jan 1921)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thursday, 27 Jan 1921
Surnames: McGRATH

William McGRATH died at his home on West Avenue Monday morning after a lingering illness. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, one son and three brothers. The funeral was held from St. Mary's Church yesterday morning. Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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McGUINN

JAMES McGUINN (10 Dec 1862 - 25 Apr 1943)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., 26 April 194
Surnames: McGUINN, BARBER, BURNS, MULLER

The death of James McGUINN, 80, well-known musician of Medina, and a Spanish War veteran, occurred suddenly yesterday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Rose BARBER, 707 West avenue, with whom he made his home.

Mr. McGUINN joined the 29th Separate Co. in 1895, which upon being called to active service became Co. F. Third Infantry, and volunteered with the company on May 1, 1898, to serve in the Spanish American War, which ended on Dec. 5, 1898. He was a member of the Spanish War Veterans Camp 109 in Medina, and took an active part in all veteran affairs. A talented violinist, he also played the coronet in the old 29th Separate Co. Band. Mr. McGUINN was a possessor of ready wit and a repartee that made him an engaging conversationalist.

Born December 10, 1862, in the Town of Barre, the son of the late John and Rose BURNS McGUINN, he has lived in Medina for the past fifty years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. E. R. MULLER of Batavia, and Mrs. BARBER of Medina; one brother, John McGUINN of New Mexico; two nieces and one nephew, Misses Zita and Hildred MULLER of Batavia, and Eugene R. MULLER of Mancelena, Michigan.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 8:30 o’clock from the late residence, 707 West avenue, and at 9:00 o'clock in St. Mary’s Church. Spanish War Veterans will attend the funeral in a body. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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JOHN McGUINN (1828 - 16 Jun 1916)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 22 June 1916
Surnames: McGUINN, MILLER

John McGUINN, for many years a resident of this county, died on Friday last at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. R. MILLER, in Batavia. Besides Mrs. MILLER, the surviving children are: John, of Henryetta, Okla.; James of Medina; Miss Katherine McGUINN, of Denver, Colo.; and Miss Rose G., of Medina. The funeral services were held from St. Mary’s church, here Monday morning.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

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MATTHEW McGUINN (1861 - 18 Feb 1912)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 2/19/1912
Surnames: McGUINN, MULLER

Matthew McGUINN, a well known Medina man, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John McGUINN, of East Center street, last night after a ten months' illness of Bright’s disease, aged fifty years. Mr. McGUINN had never married and had been engaged in farming until his health failed.

The surviving family consists of the father and mother, three sisters, Mrs. E. R. MULLER, of Batavia, Katherine, of Denver, Colorado, and Rose, of this place, and two brothers, John and James of this place. The funeral will take place from St. Mary's Church on Wednesday morning at 9:15 o'clock with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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McGUIRE

ADAH RAFTON McGUIRE (4 Feb 1885 - 27 Jul 1917)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 2 Aug 1917 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: MGUIRE, RAFTON

The death of Mrs. Adah McGUIRE, 32 years old, wife of James McGUIRE, occurred Saturday at the family home in Waterport.

(Interment in Waterport Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 6 Jun 2006


CATHERINE ROCHE MCGUIRE (1849 – 14 May 1909)

Newspaper: The Orleans American, 20 May 1909
Surnames: McGUIRE
Bearers: LYNCH, MAHONEY, MCCABE, DUGGAN, ARMSTRONG, BOLGER

DEATH OF MRS. McGUIRE
Friday evening occurred the death of Mrs. Katherine McGUIRE, wife of Patrick R. McGUIRE, at her late home in Temperance Street, aged about sixty years. Mrs. McGUIRE was born in Medina, but in early womanhood moved to this village.
Besides a husband she is survived by two daughters, Mary and Susan of this village and five sons, Thomas of Batavia, John of Rochester, and Joseph, William and Michael of Albion.
The funeral was held from St. Joseph's church Monday morning, Rev. Francis Sullivan officiating. The bearers were Mr. Robert Lynch, Daniel Mahoney, James McCabe, Michael Duggan, Andrew Armstrong and Henry Bolger.

(Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery)

Submitted by: Sarah Benjamin 1 Nov 2005


CHARLES T. McGUIRE (Mar 1852 - 17 Dec 1902)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 25 Dec. 1902
Surnames: MGUIRE, DEPOTY

Chas. T. McGUIRE died December 17th at the home of his sister, Mrs. William DePOTY, in the town of Murray, aged 50 years.

(Interment in Hillside Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 12 Sep 2005


FRANCES G. McGUIRE (1912 – 21 Sep 1942)

Newspaper: The Orleans Republican - 1 Oct 1942
Surnames: McGUIRE, BLAKE, ENNIS

MISS FRANCES McGUIRE DIES OF BURNS SUFFERED ON MONDAY
Funeral Will Be Held Friday Morning at St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Miss Frances McGUIRE, 29, of Rochester, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William McGUIRE was ironing when a portable electric heater on the floor ignited the silk housecoat she was wearing. Unable to unfasten the zipper or to beat out the flames, she screamed for help. Her cries were answered by her landlady who was successful in smothering the flames with a blanket but only after Miss McGUIRE had received first, second, and third degree burns. She was a graduate of Albion High School and for several years had been a resident of Rochester where she had been employed at the Hawkeye Camera Works.
Surviving relatives include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William McGuire of Albion; two sisters, Mrs. Vincent BLAKE of Niagara Falls; Mrs. Everett ENNIS of Albion; two brothers, Joseph and Daniel McGUIRE, both of Niagara Falls. Friends may call at Merrill's Funeral Home where services will be held at 8:45 Friday morning and at 9 o'clock from St. Joseph's Church with the Rev. Robert H. Howard officiating.

(Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery)

Submitted by: Sarah Benjamin 1 Nov 2005


GEORGE McGUIRE (10 Jun 1860 - 15 Oct 1871)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs., 9 Nov 1871
Surnames: McGUIRE

Died: In Yates, Oct. 15th, 1871, George, youngest son of Mr. (John) McGUIRE; aged eleven years.

(Interment in Knowlesville Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb Staff, 1 Aug 2005


KATE McGUIRE (Jul 1881 - 4 Dec 1886)

Newspaper: The Orleans Republican, 6 Dec 1886
Surnames: McGUIRE

On Friday afternoon last a---girl 5 1/2 years of age---child of Patrick McGUIRE who resides on Madison Street in this village, was so badly burned by her clothes taking fire that she died the next morning about 9 o'clock. The mother was away from home and left the children in care of an older sister who went out soon after the mother, and left the smaller children in an upper room. They seem to have been amusing themselves with a lighted lamp which had a broken chimney. The child's clothing caught fire in some manner from the lamp, just how does not clearly appear from the account the children were able to render. When the child's clothes were fired a sister older---some eight years of age---seized her, carried her down stairs and put her in a pail of water, but not till the poor child was fatally burned. The children, we hear, were not able to give a very full and clear account of just how the fatal accident happened.

(Interment Old St. Joseph’s Cemetery)

Submitted by: Sarah Benjamin 1 Nov 2005


MARY J. McGUIRE (27 Aug 1881 - 30 Jul 1898)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., Aug. 4, 1898
Surnames: McGUIRE

Death of Mary J. McGUIRE by Drowning.
Shortly after noon, on Saturday last, Mary J. McGUIRE, of Hulberton, formerly of this place, was riding her bicycle along the tow path when, in some manner unknown, she lost control of it and was precipitated into the canal. Vain efforts were made by divers to rescue her but to no avail, she finally being brought out by means of drag hooks.

Although she had been in the water about fifteen minutes all possible aid was brought to bear to resuscitate her, Dr. Waldo being present and working over her constantly for an hour. The most vigorous efforts proved fruitless and the young lady died in the presence of a large crowd who were powerless to help her. Coroner J. H. Taylor, of Holley, was summoned and examined the body. In removing the water from her lungs he discovered a twenty-five cent piece lodged in her throat which evidently, was the immediate cause of her death. He did not consider an inquest necessary and granted a certificate of death by accident.

' Miss McGuire was born in this village about seventeen years ago and resided here until within five years, moving to Hulberton where she lived at the time of her death. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s church, Holley, and a most devout and energetic worker for that creed. By her genial and unobtrusive manner, her kind word and smile to all, her good nature and kind, loving heart, she became a favorite with all who knew her. To meet her was to admire her because of her open-heartedness, frankness and sincerity. All who were at all acquainted with her speak, with one accord, of her loving disposition and bright beautiful face. She had no enemies but made friends as fast as she met people, having that peculiarity that attracted all. Among those who knew her well, she was esteemed and beloved for her constant loving deeds and ministrations. No wonder, then, that she was so universally popular that by common consent she was held in high esteem by old and young alike.

The funeral was held from St. Mary’s church, Holley, Monday morning, and the body brought to this place for interment. Although a driving rain was falling, the depot was crowded with her friends and relatives when the train, bearing her body, arrived at noon. A long procession attended the corpse to the Catholic cemetery where she was laid at rest.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 12 Jan 2003


PATRICK MCGUIRE (1839 – 9 Apr 1925)

Newspaper: Orleans Republican 15 Apr 1925
Surnames: McGUIRE, ARMSTRONG

Patrick McGUIRE died Thursday at the home of his daughter Mrs. A. T. ARMSTRONG in Rochester. He leaves two daughters, Miss Mary McGUIRE and Mrs. A. T. ARMSTRONG and four sons, Michael, William, Joseph McGUIRE of Albion and Thomas McGUIRE of Batavia. Mr. McGUIRE lived in Albion most of his life and for many years was employed at Mt. Albion Cemetery. (error)

(Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery)

Submitted by: Sarah Benjamin 31 Dec 2005


WILLIAM E. McGUIRE (Mar 1846 – 6 Feb 1912)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune; Thurs., 15 Feb 1912
Surnames: McGUIRE

Wm. E. McGUIRE, a Civil War veteran, died in Albion Thursday, Feb. 6, aged 65 years.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 26 Sep 2011


WILLIAM H. McGUIRE (Jul 1876 – 4 May 1957)

Newspaper: Albion Advertiser 09 May 1957
Surnames: McGUIRE, ENNIS, ARMSTRONG, BOLGER

William H. McGUIRE, a former Albion grocer, died Saturday, at his home on Caroline Street, after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Mary E. (BOLGER) McGUIRE; two sons, Joseph of Albion and Daniel of Niagara Falls; a daughter Mrs. Everett ENNIS of Rochester and a sister, Mrs. Anthony ARMSTRONG of Lockport. The body was taken from the Merrill Funeral Home here on Tuesday morning to St. Joseph Church, where services were held, followed with the burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Submitted by: Sarah Benjamin 31 Dec 2005

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McGURN

EDWARD McGURN (4 Oct 1864 – 10 Feb 1920)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; 12 Feb 1920
Surnames: McGURN, FERGER

The death of Edward McGURN, a lifelong resident of Medina, occurred at the home of his sister, Mrs. Sarah FERGER, on Gwinn street Tuesday night. He is survived by one brother, Eugene McGURN, of Buffalo, and one sister, Mrs. Sarah FERGER, of Medina. The funeral will be held Friday morning from St. Mary's Church. The mass will be celebrated by his nephew, Rev. James FERGER, assistant rector of the Church of Assumption at Buffalo.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 18 Feb 2013


JOHANNA (ANNA) McGURN (10 Jan 1866 - 10 Jan 1919)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 16 Jan 1919
Surnames: McGURN, FERGER

The death of Miss Anna McGURN, occurred at her home on Gwinn street Friday afternoon last. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. FERGER, of Medina, and Julia McGURN, of Washington, D. C., and two brothers, Edward, of Medina, and Eugene, of Buffalo, The funeral was held Monday morning at St. Mary's church, Rev. Father Gleason and Rev. James FERGER officiating.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 31 May 2007

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McKAY

JOHN EDWARD McKAY (Jun 1848 - 12 Jul 1912)

Newspaper: Medina Journal-Register, 6/26/1912
Surnames: McKAY, WATT, BIGELOW

The death of John Edward McKAY occurred at 9:30 o'clock Thursday evening at his home in East Park street, Albion, after an illness of several months. Mr. McKAY was born in Rochester 64 years ago and when a young man held a responsible position with the Sage-Pancost Shoe Co., of Albion. Fifteen years ago Mr. McKAY removed to Albion. Mr. McKay leaves his wife, Catherine; one daughter, Mrs. Samuel WATT, and one sister, Mrs. Edwin S. BIDELOW, all of Albion.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

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

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McKEEVER

REV. FRANKLIN G. McKEEVER ( - 1 Dec 1922)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, December 7, 1922
Surnames: McKEEVER

Death of Former Medina Pastor
Word has been received of the death of Rev. Franklin G. McKeever on December 1st, at Providence, R.I. He was pastor of the Medina Baptist Church in 1885-1888, and was held in high esteem by the church. He had held positions of honor and responsibility in the denomination, and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife who has the sincere sympathy of her many friends in this community.

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McKENNA

MARIA McKENNA (1851 - 30 April 1910)

Newspaper: Orleans Republican (weekly) Wed., 4 May 1910
Surnames: McKENNA

Mrs. Frank McKENNA died at her home on East Bank on Saturday night, aged 59 years. Mrs. McKENNA was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and has been a resident of Albion for 55 years. She is survived by her husband and three children, Rose of Albion, and John and Winifred of Rochester. The funeral was held Tuesday morning from St. Joseph’s church.

(Interment in Old St. Joseph’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 24 Mar 2005

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McKIE

THOMAS McKIE (12 Nov 1868 - 13 Mar 1942)

Newspaper: Medina Journal, Mon., 16 Mar 1942
Surnames: McKIE, LEWIS, NICHOLS, PARSELLS, PRINGLE

Lyndonville - Funeral services for Thgomas McKIE, 73, who died Friday evening, March 13th, at his home on the Yates Center Road after a long illness, were held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from hsi late home. Burial was in Lynhaven Cemetery.

Mr. McKIE was born in Scotland, November 12, 1868, and came to this country as a small boy, with his mother and two sisters. He was an engineer at the Lyndonville Cold Storage for many years, and was a member of the Yates Baptist Church. On November 11, 1941, Mr. and Mrs. McKIE celebrated their golden anniversary.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Angie LEWIS McKIE; two daughters, Mrs. Ernest PARSELLS and Mrs. Floyd NICHOLS of Lundonville and one grandson, Homer PRINGLE

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McKNIGHT

HELEN A. BIGFORD McKNIGHT (1853 - 24 Dec 1922)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, December 26, 1922
Surnames: McKNIGHT, BIGFORD

Funeral services for the late Helen A. McKNIGHT, wife of Edwin McKNIGHT who died suddenly at her farm home a half mile south of Medina on Sunday, were held from her late home this afternoon at 2 o’clock. The services were conducted by Rev. J. J. Allen of the First Baptist Church and the burial was at Mountain Ridge Cemetery.

Mrs. McKnight leaves to mourn their loss her husband, Edwin McKNIGHT, one daughter, Edna, and a son, Sidney McKNIGHT of Albion; also one brother, Frank BIGFORD of Shelby. Mrs. McKnight has a host of friends in Medina who mourn her departure.

The bearers at the funeral were Messrs. C. N. HOOD, John SHELDON, Jr., F. M. POLER, John CHASE, James SLACK and Jason SAWYER of Albion.

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

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McLAUGHLIN

JAMES McLAUGHLIN ( - Wk. of 6 Jun 1920)

Newspaper: The Orleans Republican, Wed., 16 Jun 1920
Surnames: McLAUGHLIN

James McLAUGHLIN, a former resident of Holley, died last week in Canada.

Submitted by: John Noble 19 Jan 2003

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McLEAN

ALLEN G. McLEAN (Jan 1836 - 27 Oct 1910)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 3 Nov 1910 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: McLEAN

Allen G. McLEAN. a pioneer resident of Albion, died Thursday, aged 75(?) years.

(Interment in Transit Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 10 Feb 2006


JOHN McLEAN (6 Dec 1837 - 5 Feb 1936)

Newspaper: Unknown
Surnames: McLEAN, BOLTON, THAYER

John McLEAN, 98, died in Cleveland, Ohio, Wednesday, February 5, 1936, at the United States Marine hospital.

Mr. McLEAN was born in Ayreshire, Scotland, December 6, 1837, and came to America with his parents when he was 18 years of age. The trip took thirty days and was made in a sailing vessel. His parents settled in Lapeer county, Michigan, where they engaged in farming. In 1862, Mr. McLEAN enlisted in the 17th Battery of Light Artillery, and served for three years in the Civil war, being honorably discharged on June 13, 1865. In 1886, he married Miss Mary THAYER, and settled in the town of Yates, where he engaged in farming. After the death of his wife in 1924, he moved to Bristol, Wisconsin, to live with his daughter, Mrs. Agnes BOLTON, but returned to Lyndonville in 1933.

McLean is survived by thirteen grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was a Democrat and voted at every presidential election, except one, since 1860. He was the oldest member of Yates Lodge, 675, F. & A. M.

The remains were brought to Lyndonville yesterday afternoon and the funeral will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at 2:30 in the Masonic temple. Rev. H. A. Depfer, officiating. The Masonic funeral service will be given. Burial will be in Lynhaven Cemetery. A military funeral will be held at the grave by troops from Fort Niagara, under command of Master Sergeant Burke.


2nd article:

LYNDONVILLE, Feb. 13. - With troops present from Ft. Niagara and fellow members of Yates l odge 675, F. & A. M., in attendance, the body of John McLEAN, 97, the oldest member of the Masonic fraternity in this village and one of the last two surviving Civil war veterans in Orleans county, was laid to rest today.

Burial followed a combined military-Masonic funeral, conducted in Lyndonville Masonic temple. The rites were under the direction of Postmaster George Weber. Mr. McLEAN, who died Tuesday in Cleveland, was born in Ayreshire, Scotland, Dec. 6, 1838 (7), and came to Lyndonville in 1857. He enlisted in 1862 in the 17th New York Battery, Light Artillery, and was honorably discharged June 13, 1865. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Agnes BOLTON of Bristol, Wis.

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

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 8 Feb 2004


MARY JANE THAYER McLEAN (24 Sep 1845 - 21 Feb 1924)

Newspaper: Unknown
Surnames: McLEAN, BOLTON, THAYER

Mrs. Mary Jane McLEAN, aged 79 years, died Thursday morning, Feb. 21, 1924, after an illness of several years. Mrs. McLEAN was born in Oneida county. Her parents moved to the town of Yates when she was a little child and she has resided here ever since except for a few years after her marriage. The funeral service was held from her late home on Eagle street Saturday afternoon, Rev. J. G. Wirth officiating.

The remains were placed in a vault in the undertaking rooms of C. J. Smith until weather conditions permit burial. A husband, one daughter, Mrs. George BOLTON of Pleasant Prairie; one son, John McLEAN Jr., whose whereabouts is unknown, and thirteen grandchildren, survive.

(Interment took place in Lynhaven Cemetery

(taken from the scrapbooks of Theda Powley Millis, Waterport

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 4 Feb 2004


SARA McLEAN (Mar 1865 - 16 Mar 1940)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon, 3/18/1940
Surnames: McLEAN

Albion - Mrs. Sara McLEAN, Albion operator with her brother for many years of the McLean Bakery, died here Saturday. She is survived by one brother, Morgan McLEAN, Albion; two nieces and a nephew. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in a funeral home in 156 South Main St. here. Burial will be in Transit Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 7 Mar 2004

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MCMAHON

CHARLES McMAHON (1866 - 19 Apr 1890)

Newspaper: Medina Register; Thurs., 24 April 1890
Surnames: McMAHON

Charles McMAHON, son of P. McMAHON, Central freight agent at this station, died at his home in Rochester, on Saturday last, aged 24 years. The funeral was held at Rochester on Tuesday last. He was an exceptionally bright young man, and had a very large circle of acquaintances in this and other places. At the time of his death he held the important position of head clerk in one of the departments in J. Fahy & Co’s store in Rochester.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 27 May 2004


MICHAEL McMAHON (1847 - 18 Mar 1917)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 22 Mar 1917 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: McMAHON

The frozen body of Michial McMann (Michael McMAHON), who for many years has resided near Holley, was found Sunday morning last on a heap of brush. From all appearances it was apparent that the dead man had sat down to rest and was stricken with heart trouble.

(Interment in Pierce-Smith Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 6 Jun 2006

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McMILLAN

FRANK McMILLAN (1864 - 4 Dec 1911)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 12/5/1911
Surnames: McMILLAN, HUNT

After a long illness of cancer of the stomach, Frank McMILLAN died yesterday at his home on West avenue, aged 47 years. Mr. McMILLAN was born in Medina and had passed his entire life here. He followed the trade of carpenter and was considered an expert in his calling. He had never married, residing with his parents and, employing much of his leisure time in reading, was a man of wide information.

He leaves beside his mother, Mrs. Margaret McMILLAN, one sister, Mrs. John HUNT, of Middleport and one brother, Hugh McMILLAN, of Chicago. He was a member of the local lodge I. 0. 0. F. and a member ot the congregration of St. John’s Episcopal Church.

The funeral will take place from the house tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock, the Rev. C. B. Sparks conducting the services, and the burial will be in the family plot at Boxwood Cemetery.

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McNALL

HELEN BROWNELL McNALL (1852 - 24 Jul 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 29 Jul (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: McNALL, BROWNELL

The death of Mrs. Helen BROWNELL McNALL, widow of Watson McNALL, of Albion, occurred Saturday in a Rochester hospital. Mrs. McNALL was born in Rochester and was 63 years old.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 21 Mar 2006

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McNALLY

MARY McNALLY (Sep 1854 - 12 Aug 1925)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 20 Aug 1925
Surnames: McNALLY, ROOT

Mrs. Mary McNALLY died Wednesday evening, August 12, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred ROOT of North Academy Street, after a long illness. She is survived by five daughters and two sons. The funeral was held Saturday morning at St. Mary’s Church. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 21 Oct 200


WHILAMENA CONDON McNALLY (1881 - 14 Aug 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 19 Aug 1915
Surnames: McNALLY

Mrs. Frank McNalley (McNALLY), of this place, died in Buffalo on Saturday last of tuberculosis, aged thirty-four years. Her husband, four children, two brothers and two sisters survive.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 7 May 2006

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McNAMARA

ELIZA O'MALLEY McNAMARA (24 Jul 1846 - 8 Jan 1918)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, January 1918
Surnames: McNAMARA, BURKE, HARRIS

Mrs. Eliza McNAMARA dies at her home on 411 Church street Tuesday afternoon after a short illness. She is survived by two daughters Mrs. Mary BURKE and Mrs. Kate HARRIS both of Medina; five sons.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

Submitted by: Terri Kumm Oct 4, 2001


EUGENE McNAMARA (Feb 1870 - 18 Jun 1951)

Newspaper: Medina Daily: June 19, 1951
Surnames: McNAMARA, RICH

Eugene McNAMARA Died Here Monday

The death of Eugene McNAMARA, 81, occurred yesterday in the home of his niece, Mrs. Charles RICH, 217 North Ave. Mr. McNAMARA had been in ill health for several years. Born on Culvert Road he had been a resident of Medina the greater part of his lifetime. He was employed by H. J. Heinz Co. for many years. He was a member of Medina Lodge of Elks and the Holy Name Society of St. Marys Church.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews. The body is resting at the O'Reilly Funeral Home services will be held on Thursday, June 21 at 9 a.m. in St. Marys Church with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Submitted by: Terri Kumm Oct 4, 2001


JAMES McNAMARA (1865 - 20 Oct 1941)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Oct. 21, 1941
Surnames: McNAMARA, FULLER, HANDT

James McNAMARA, 77, for many years a teamster in the Medina fire department, died Monday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Daniel FULLER, of East ave, after a short illness. Besides his daughter he is survived two grandchildren, Mrs. Herman HANDT and Daniel FULLER Jr., two brothers Eugene and Thomas McNAMARA, all of Medina and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services at St. Marys Church under the direction of Rev. James Hogan. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Posted by: Terri Kumm Oct 4, 2001


JULIA McNAMARA (1872 - 11 Feb 1956)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Mon., Feb. 13, 1956
Surnames: McNAMARA

HOLLEY - Mrs. Julia (James) McNAMARA of the Town of Barre, RFD, died Saturday. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church. Surviving is a daughter, Mary McNAMARA at home. Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p m. at the Merrill Funeral Home, Holley. Services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's Church.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 23 Jan 2003


MARY CROWLEY McNAMARA (1865 - 6 Feb 1904)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 11 Feb 1904
Surnames: McNAMARA, CROWLEY

Mary, wife of John McNAMARA, died at their home on Elm street, February 6th, aged thirty-nine years.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Oct 2005


MAY McNAMARA (1893 - 7 Jun 1911)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, June 7, 1911
Surnames: McNAMARA

Miss May McNAMARA, aged 19, died Wednesday morning at the home of her father, James McNAMARA, of Orient street. Deceased had been ill for over a year. Besides her father, she is survived by one sister, Catherine. Funeral will take place St. Marys Church Saturday morning.

Submitted by: Terri Kumm Oct 5, 2001


MICHAEL McNAMARA (Nov 1858 - 24 Oct 1938)

Newspaper: Medina Paper; Oct. 24, 1938
Surnames: McNAMARA, HARRIS, RICH

Michael McNAMARA, 80, died this morning in Albion after a long illness. He is survived by three brothers James, Eugene, and Thomas McNAMARA, all of Medina. He was a brother of the late Mrs. Catherine HARRIS. The remains were taken to the home of his niece, Mrs. Charles RICH, 217 North Ave.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Marys Church, with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Submitted by: Terri Kumm Oct 4, 2001


THOMAS McNAMARA (19 Jun 1880 - 13 Dec 1942)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal: Dec.14, 1942
Surnames: McNAMARA, RICH

The death of Thomas McNAMARA 62, a lifelong resident of Medina, occurred suddenly last evening at 11:00 o'clock in the home of his niece, Mrs. Charles RICH, North Ave., following a week's illness. Born June 19, 1880, in Medina, Mr. McNAMARA had lived his entire lifetime here. He was a member of St. Marys Church, of the Holy Name Society of the parish, and a member of Medina Council Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by one brother, Eugene McNAMARA of Medina, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held from his late residence, 217 North Ave. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Submitted by: Terri Kumm Oct 4, 2001

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McNEAL

ANDREW McNEAL (1852 - 27 Nov 1916)

Newspaper: THE MEDINA TRIBUNE, Thurs., 30 Nov 1916 (from the Holley Standard)
Surnames: McNEAL

"ABOUT THE COUNTY"
Andrew McNEAL, a farmer residing at Honest Hill, was killed Monday afternoon in the rear of the hotel at Byron. Mr. McNEAL was driving into the hotel sheds when his horse became frightened at an automobile and he was thrown from the buggy and his neck broke. The remains were brought to the undertaking rooms of J. B. Merrill in this village and the funeral held Thursday afternoon at the chapel at Hillside Cemetery.

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McNEELEY

M. H. McNEELEY ( - 10 Jan 1919)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 16 Jan 1919
Surnames: McNEELEY, LYSETT

—M. H. McNEELEY, a prominent business man, of Akron. N. Y., well known in Medina, died at his home in that place on Friday last. He was brother-in-law of Thomas LYSETT, of this place. The funeral Monday morning was attended by Mr. and Mrs. LYSETT, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Walsh and other Medina friends.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 31 May 2007

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McOMBER

ELIZABETH ANN BALCOM McOMBER (26 Jan 1869 - 4 Jun 1946)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Mon., 3 Jun 1946
Surnames: McOMBER, BALCOM

DEATH SEPARATES COUPLE AFTER 57 YEARS WEDDED LIFE

Albion - Death Saturday separated an Albion couple after 57 years of married life together when Elizabeth Ann McOMBER passed away in the Arnold Gregory Memorial Hospital, after a long illness. She and Frank McOMBER celebrated their 57th anniversary on the day after Christmas, having been married at the Gaines Congregational Church on Dec 26, 1888. They lived in their Telegraph Road home for over 40 years; Mrs. McOMBER passed her 77th birthday on Jan 26 while her husband was 83 on Feb 1. She was Miss Elizabeth MALCOM before her marriage.

Survivors besides her husband include a daughter, Mrs. Roy D. HILL of Albion; a son Clarence F. McOMBER of Spencerport, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a sister Mrs. William BATES of Gaines; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Albion and of the West Albion Home Bureau.

Friends may call at the Grinnell Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m. South Main Street, Albion, where services wull be held at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow with the Rev. James H. Buikka of the Albion Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

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FRANK EDWARD McOMBER (27 Jan 1863 - 6 Jan 1951)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Mon., Jan. 8, 1951
Surnames: McOMBER, BRIGGS, CANN, CURTIS, HILL, LASKEY, THOMAS

Albion - Frank E. McOMBER, 87, who farmed on the Loveland farm just west of Albion for almost half a century before his retirement, died Saturday, Jan. 6, just three weeks before his 88th birthday. His wife died four years ago after they had celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. He was a member of the Albion Methodist Church.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Roy D. HILL of Albion; a son, Clarence F. McOMBER of Syracuse: seven sisters, Mrs. Ciara LASKEY of Clarendon, Mrs. Libbie CANN, of Kuckville, Mrs. Grace THOMAS of Carlton, Mrs. Nellie THOMAS of Albion, Mrs. Florence THOMAS of San Jose, Calif., and Mrs. Della BRIGGS and Mrs. Edith CURTIS of Rochester; a brother, Carl McOMBER of Waterport and five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Grinnell Funeral Home at 230 South Main Street, Albion, where the Rev. C. Lacy Van Norman of the Albion Methodist Church will officiate at services at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 26 May 2003

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McPARTLAND

MARY O'KEEFE McPARTLAND (1869 - 1908)

Newspaper: unknown
Surnames: McPARTLAND, O'KEEFE, CROWLEY, MORGAN

Mrs. Thomas McPARTLAND of Wheatville, aged forty years, died at her home on Saturday at 11:30PM. Death resulted from a complication of diseases.

Besides her husband, Mrs. McPARTLAND is survived by five children -- Irving, aged 14 years; Florence, aged 12; Arthur, aged 7; Bernard, aged 2 and an infant daughter, Mary Eveline, aged 4 weeks. Other relatives are three brothers, John O'KEEFE of Buffalo, Francis O'KEEFE of Medina, and James, whose residence is unknown. Mrs. Cornelius O'KEEFE, the mother, is also living, her home being in Medina. Funeral services will be held at St. Patrick's church in Wheatville tomorrow at 9am. The remains will be brought to Batavia for internment in St. Joseph's Cemetery (Batavia, NY).

(Cornelius O'KEEFE & his wife Mary MORGAN are interred in St. Mary's Cemetery in Medina, NY along with their son Cornelius Jr.)

[The year of this obit is 1908, but there is no date. The obit is part of a scrapbook kept by Carrie Hale, which is now at the Alabama Historical Society Museum, and which contains articles taken from the Batavia and Oakfield (Genesee Co.) newspapers.]

[Additional note: The two youngest children, Bernard and Eleanor M. (aka Mary Eveline), were taken in and cared for by Kate CROWLEY (nee Catherina O'KEEFE, sister of Mary), a Medina resident, to assist their grieving father. Unfortunately, both children had died by the end of 1909.]

Submitted by: Dina Scheel 18 Apr 2007

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McPHEE

ANDREW DOWNEY McPHEE (13 Aug 1863 – 17 Dec 1930)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 25 Dec 1930
Surnames: McPHEE

The funeral of Andrew Downey McPHEE was held Saturday afternoon in St. John's Church, which was filled with his sorrowing friends and relatives. Rev. D. A. Pearson officiated, while Charles A. Mack read the Masonic service. During the service two hymns were sung by Mrs. A. B. Shattuck and Louie Neal. Medina Lodge F. and A. M. attended in a body. The bearers were J. P. Gallagher, George A Bowen, Harry Bickle, LeRoy Whitwell, Donald Acer and Irving Rowley. Burial was in Boxwood Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 20 Jan 2011

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McTIGUE

MICHAEL McTIGUE (Aug 1852 - 21 Jan 1912)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 1/22/1912
Surnames: McTIGUE, ROORK. CASEY

Last evening occurred the death of Michael McTIGUE at his home on Pearl street. The deceased had been ailing for some time with hardening of the arteries, but had been about the streets until recently. Mr. McTIGUE was well known about the village, and for years was a quarryman, hut recently had been in the state employ on the canal. He was also a prominent member of the local C. M. B. A.

The deceased, who was sixty years of age, is survived by his wife (Bridget CASEY), four daughters, Anna, Mary, Bertha and Catherine, two sons, Edward and Hugh, all of Medina, and two sisters, Miss Elizabeth McTIGUE and Mrs. Michael ROORK, of Niagara Falls, and one brother, James McTIGUE, of Jamestown.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

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

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McWILLIAMS

MARY J. WILSON McWILLIAMS (8 Aug 1820 - 13 Feb 1901)

Newspaper: unknown
Surnames: McWILLIAMS, WILSON, BROWN, BERRY, COE

Mary WILSON McWILLIAMS was born in Donegal County, Ireland, August 8, 1820. She died at her late residence in Peterboro, Madison County, New York, at 10:30 a. m., February 13, 1901. She came from a thrifty Scotch family. She was the daughter of Robert and Martha WILSON. Her parents immigrated to America when she was about twelve years old. They bought a farm in Orleans County, New York. Here Miss Wilson's youth was spent.

In 1838 she was married to Hugh McWILLIAMS. He was also a Scotchman. Soon after their marriage they settled in Peterboro. They were privileged to enjoy but little less than half a century of married life. Six children came to this home bringing joy and demanding care.

Mrs. McWILLIAMS lived to see three members of her family called to the life beyond. The first was an infant daughter, Florence, who died more than half a century ago. Fourteen years ago last November Mrs. McWILLIAMS looked upon the face of her husband for the last time on earth. In 1897 her oldest daughter, Mrs. Martha BROWN, died in Chicago. Four of her children have been spared to care for her in the years of her helplessness. Lovingly, tenderly and well have they performed this filial duty. This care is strong evidence of the deep, earnest, tender affection of her mother heart. These four children are John G. and Lafayette McWILLIAMS, of Chicago; Mrs. Augusta M. BERRY and Mrs. Duane W. COE, of Peterboro. The deceased also leaves twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The funeral services were held at the old homestead Saturday, February 16. Conducted by the writer. Rev. Hoyt F. HILL

Submitted by: Mary Jane Haight-Eckert Jan 2, 2002


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