Orleans County, New York

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SURNAMES: PLATTEN, PLIMPTON, PLOWMAN, PLUMMER, PODGERS, POEGEL, POGEL, POLER, POLHEMUS, POLICK, POLLY, POLSTER, POMEROY, POPE, POPLAWSKI, PORTANOVA, PORTER, POSSON, POST, POSTLE, POTRUBACZ, POTTER, POWER, POWERS, POWLEY, PRAHLER, PRATT, PRESTON, PRIDMORE, PRINDLE, PRINGLE, PRITCHARD, PRONATH, PROUD, PRUDDEN, PRUSSIA, PSZCZULTKOSKI, PSZCZULKOWSKI, PULLMAN, PUNCH, PURDY, PUTMAN & PUTNAM


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PLATTEN

LAURINDA HOUSEMAN PLATTEN (3 Apr 1841 - 18 May 1880)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 27 May 1880
Surnames: PLATTEN, HOUSEMAN, MOREHOUSE

PLATTEN - In Yates, May 18th, 1880, of consumption, Laurinda, wife of John PLATTEN, Jr., aged 39 years. Sleep on gentle one, till God shall disturb the sleep of death and call the righteous home.

To those who for her loss are grieved,
This consolation given,
She's from a world of woe relieved,
She’s resting now in Heaven.

She was the sixth child, (one son and five daughters), of Daniel HOUSEMAN, who have all died of that fatal disease. The only remaining daughter (Mrs. G. (Sara) MOREHOUSE), has been quite ill since her sisters death, but is slowly recovering.

(Interment in Lynhaven Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 22 Sep 2006


MARY E. PLUMMER PLATTEN (9 Dec 1849 – 18 Jun 1928)

Newspaper: (probably The Lyndonville Enterprise about 21 Jun 1928)
Surnames: PLATTEN, AXTELL, HILL, MILES, PLUMMER, SARGENT

Mrs. Mary E. PLATTEN died June 18, 1928, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wallace HILL, where she was taken ill while visiting, and after a brief illness, pneumonia developed, which proved fatal.

One brother, Arley PLUMMER, of Albion; three daughters, Mrs. Henry MILES, of Waterport, Mrs. George AXTELL, Knowlesville, and Mrs. Wallace HILL, Medina; one son, Rev. P. D. PLATTEN, East Bethany; fourteen grandchildren, and two great grandchildren are left to mourn her loss.

She was born December 9, 1849, at Town Line near Ashwood, the daughter of Abel and Sophie SARGENT PLUMMER, who were pioneer settlers of Orleans county. She was the widow of Thomas L. PLATTEN, to whom she was married June 16, 1874.

After a short time they moved to the old homestead on the Platten road near Lyndonville where she made her home for more than fifty years. At an early age she joined the Wesleyan Methodist church at Town Line, to which she was deeply devoted. She was a member of the Missionary society and for many years a Sunday school worker.

The funeral was held at the home of her daughter, Rev. G. E. Bathrust of Ashwood, officiating. She was laid away to rest in Lynhaven Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 18 Apr 2011

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PLIMPTON

GRACE YOUNG PLIMPTON (1874 - 24 Dec 1920)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, 12/30/1920
Surnames: PLUMMER, BARRY, PORTER, REIMER, HOUGHTON, RICHEY

Mrs. Grace YOUNG PLIMPTON, wife of John PLIMPTON, passed away on Christmas eve after a long illness. She was 46 years of age, and besides her husband, survived by two daughters, Beatrice and Laura Jane. The funeral occurred Monday afternoon at the residence on West Center street, Rev. Gilbert A SHAW officiating. The interment was in Boxwood Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Oct 13, 2001

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PLOWMAN

ANNA M. SPAULDING PLOWMAN (8 Oct 1863 - 22 Apr 1954)

Newspaper: (probably) The Medina Daily Journal; dated Thurs., 22 Apr. 1954
Surnames: PLOWMAN, SPAULDING, MUNN, COLE, BOVELLE, JOHNSON

Lyndonville - The death of Mrs. Anna M. PLOWMAN, 90, lifelong resident of Orleans County and one of the oldest citizens of the Town of Yates, occurred in Medina Memorial Hospital early today. She had been ill for about four months and death followed hip fracture received a few days ago.

The deceased was born in West Lyndonville, Town of Yates, October 8, 1863, her parents being the late Orson and Helen SPAULDING. Following the death of her husband, John J. PLOWMAN, in 1931, she has resided with her daughter, Mrs. Clayton MUNN, 17 Garland Street this village. She was a member of the Waterport Methodist Church and the Gleaners Class of the Lyndonville Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Fred T. COLR and Mrs. MUNN; a sister, Mrs. Belle BONELLE and a niece, Mrs. C. B. JOHNSON, Hollywood, Calif.; 13 grandchildren, 39 great - grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held in the Smythe Funeral Home Saturday, April 24, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Raymond Draffin, pastor of the Corn Hill Methodist Church, Rochester, will be assisted by the Rev. Donald Peck, pastor of the Lyndonville Methodist Church, in conducting the services. Burial will be in Carlton Cemetery.

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

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 20 Jan 2006

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PLUMMER

ALFRED A. PLUMMER (12 Aug 1834 – 31 Oct 1927)

Newspaper: Lyndonville Enterprise, Thurs. 3 Nov 1927
Surnames: PLUMMER, WATKINS, PLATTEN, MILLER, GRACEY

Alfred A. PLUMMER died at the home of his son, Frank PLUMMER, Monday evening, October 31, 1927, after an illness of a few weeks, aged 93 years. Mr. PLUMMER was born August 12, 1834, in Londonderry, N. H., and came to the town of Carlton with his parents at the age of 2 years. His father, Abel PLUMMER, purchased the Kenyonville Flour Mills when he came here and later bought the farm east of the Town Line church. Mr. PLUMMER lived nearly all of his lifetime in this locality, with the exception of fifteen years which he spent in Michigan. About twenty-three years ago he came to this village and made his home with his son. Deceased was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist church, which he joined when a young man.

The surviving relatives are three children, Frank S., of this village; Mary C. PLUMMER of Rutherford, N. J.; Mrs. Nellie WATKINS of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Mary PLATTEN of Yates; one brother, Arley F. PLUMMER of Albion; three grandchildren, Clay F. PLUMMER of Buffalo; Mrs. Etta M. MILLER and Mrs. Josie E. GRACEY of Lyndonville; two great-grandchildren, Lois and Constance PLUMMER of Buffalo.

The funeral was held at the home of Frank PLUMMER on West avenue, Wednesday afternoon, Rev. O. O. Fisher, officiating. Burial in Lynhaven Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 26 Sep 2011


ARLEY FRANKLIN PLUMMER (5 Nov 1846 – 4 Mar 1929)

Newspaper: (probably The Lyndonville Enterprise about 8 Mar 1929)
Surnames: PLUMMER, BARRY

Arley Franklin PLUMMER, of Albion, 82, retired farmer, died Monday. Mr. PLUMMER was born Nov. 5, 1846, near Ashwood. He was a member of the Yates Weslyan Methodist church for 65 years. The surviving relatives are a widow, Mrs. Ella BARRY PLUMMER, and three children, Miss Lillian PLUMMER of Albion; Franklin Alton and William S. PLUMMER of Lyndonville. The funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon, Rev. George E. Bathurst officiating.

(Interment in Lynhaven Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 6 Jun 2011


DOUGLAS ARLEY PLUMMER (16 Jun 1938 - 22 Apr 1942)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Thurs., Apr 23, 1942
Surnames: PLUMMER, CONLEY, KENYON

Lyndonville Boy Crushed To Death Near Father'S Station

Lyndonville - Douglas A. Plummer, four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Watson PLUMMER of this village, died at 6:30 last night in the office of a local physician a shot time after his body was crushed against a tree by a trailer truck being driven by Roger PLUMMER, a cousin of the accident victim.

The fatality happened near a service station that is operated by Watson PLUMMER on South Main Street, and just how the youngster came in the path of the vehicle is not known, The trailer was being towed behind a tractor and the driver failed to see the boy before the trailer pinned him against the tree. The child was immediated taken by his father to the office of Dr. J. Layer, but a short distance away but he died as a result of the injuries within a few minutes.

Douglas was born in Medina June 16, 1938. He removed to Lyndonville with his parents over a year ago when Mr. PLUMMER purchased the service station from his brother. Surviving are his parents, a sister, Carol aged three, a great-gtandmother, Mrs. Jessie KENYON of Medina, and his gtanfparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank CONLEY, and Mr. and Mrs. Alton PLUMMER of Lyndonville.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon in his late home. Rev. H. A. Depfer will officiate and burial will be in Lynhaven Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 28 Mar 2006


ELSIE ETHEL BALDWIN PLUMMER (29 May 1901 - 25 Apr 1954)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, probably Mon., Apr. 26, 1954
Surnames: PLUMMER, BALDWIN, HILL

Mrs. Elsie Ethel PLUMMER, 52, wife of Lloyd W. PLUMMER, 358 South Ave., died in Medina Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning after a short illness. She was born in England, May 29, 1901, daughter of the late James W. BALDWIN and Ethel Hazel BALDWIN and she came to Medina at an early age. She has lived here since that time.

Mrs. PLUMMER had been employed by the H. J. Heinz Co. here for more than 20 years. She was a member of First Methodist Church, the Women’s Society of Christian Service, the Berean Class and the Women of the Moose. Surviving are her husband; one son, Roy James PLUMMER of Westfield, N. Y.; her mother, Mrs. James BALDWIN; one sister, Mrs. Hervey HILL of Medina; two brothers, Cecil and Leslie BALDWIN of Medina, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Barnes-Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., where services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the (Rev.) Reginald Cory officiating. Burial will be in Boxwood Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 16 Jun 2002


EMMA FOOTE PLUMMER (4 May 1868 - 27 Dec 1949)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Tues., 27 Dec 1949
Surnames: PLUMMER, FOOTE

Mrs. Emma PLUMMER, aged 81 years, widow of the late Samuel J. PLUMMER, died at the Young Nursing Home, in Carlton, this morning. She has been in poor health for a long period.

The PLUMMERs formerly lived on State Street, Medina. She was born in Lyndonville May 4, 1868, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George (& Mary) FOOTE. Mrs. PLUMMER was a member of the Methodist Church in Medina, a member of the Utility Class and a worker in the W.C.T.U.

There are no known immediate relatives, except several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Hartt Funeral Home, on Pearl Street, from which place funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. The Rev. Reginald Cory officiating. Interment will be in Boxwood Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 22 Mar 2002


FRANKLIN ALTON PLUMMER (9 Jun 1878 - 24 Jun 1972)

Newspaper: unknown
Surnames: PLUMMER, BARRY, PORTER, REIMER, HOUGHTON, RICHEY

Alton Plummer deceased at age 94.
Lyndonville- Funeral serives will be held tomorrow at 2 P.M. at the Smyth Funeral Home, North Main St., for F. Alton PLUMMER, 94, Eagle St., whose death occurred Saturday following several months of failing illness. The Rev. Richard Billingsley will officiate and burial will be in Lynhaven Cemetery.

Born in Ashwood, June 9, 1878, the son of Arley and Eleen BARRY PLUMMER, he was the oldest resident of the Village of Lyndonville. He married the former Mary Porter in 1899 and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1949. Mrs. PLUMMER died in 1957.

He taught school in the rural district of the area for five years after graduating from Houghton Seminary. Later he engaged in farming and became a part-time painter. He served as an election district inspector for more than 30 years. He was a member of Lyndonville Lodge of Odd Fellows and a past noble grand. Folling the closing of the local lodge he became a member of the Orleans Lodge I.O.O.F. of Medina and was awarded his 50-year membership pin.

Survivors are three sons, Gordon and Watson, both of Lyndonville and Burton of Albany; two daughters, Mrs. August (Gladys) REIMER of Medina and Mrs. Hubert (Doris) HOUGHTON of Dade City, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Lillian RICHEY of Albion; 19 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren. Friends may call today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Smyth Funeral Home, Lyndonville, where services will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. Burial in Lynhaven Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 6 Jun 2011


HAZEL PLUMMER (1898 - 18 Jan 1919)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 23 Jan 1919
Surnames: PLUMMER, BRIGHAM

The death of Miss Hazel PLUMMER, niece of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund BRIGHAM, of East Oak Orchard street, occurred at Rochester, Saturday night after a long illness, aged 21 years. The remains were brought here Sunday and taken to Mr. BRIGHAM's residence, where the funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Internment at Boxwood Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 31 May 2007


Infant PLUMMER ( - abt. 18 Oct 1894)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs., 1 Nov 1894
Surnames: PLUMMER

We were in error in stating in our issue of Oct. 18th that an infant child of Mr. and Mrs. William PLUMMER of State street, had died of diphtheria. It was the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph PLUMMER, who reside near Ridgeway.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 21 Oct 2011


JULIA M. COAN PLUMMER (1832 - 21 Mar 1910)

Newspaper: Unknown
Surnames: PLUMMER, COAN

The death of Mrs. Julia COAN PLUMMER, widow of the late Dr. PLUMMER of Geneva and Albion, N. Y., occurred at her home in Boston, Mass., Monday night, March 21st. She with her daughter, Miss Helen PLUMMER, who survives her, were former residents of this village, where she leaves relatives and friends. Mrs. PLUMMER and daughter left Albion many years ago to make their home in Boston and vicinity. It is expected that the remains will be brought to Mt. Albion Cemetery for interment.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 5 Jan 2005


MARY E. GOTTS PLUMMER (11 Oct 1858 - 29 Apr 1892)

Newspaper: Newspaper: Medina Tribune, 5 May 1892
Surnames: PLUMMER, GOTTS

Yates: Mrs. Mary E., wife of Samuel J. PLUMMER, died on Friday, April 29th, aged thirty-three years, six months and eighteen days. Her maiden name was Mary E. GOTTS, and she was married in 1887. Her husband and two small children are left to mourn her demise. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon from her late home at Murdock’s Corners, Rev. L. C. Davis of Yates Baptist Church, officiating. The funeral was largely attended, burial being at the Ridge.

(Interment in West Ridgeway Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Jan 2006


MARY L. PORTER PLUMMER (9 Feb 1876 - 27 Nov 1957)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon. Nov. 27, 1957
Surnames: PLUMMER, PORTER, CLARK, RIEMER, HOUGHTON, MERRILL

LYNDONVILLE - Mrs. Mary L. PLUMMER, 82, died at her home 103 Maple Ave., today after a l ong illness. She was born in Waterport Feb. 9, 1876, the daughter of Mark C. and Augusta CLARK PORTER. On June 28, 1899 she was married to Alton PLUMMER, and for the first eighteen years of their married life they resided on a farm on the East Yates Center Road. For the past thirty-five years their home has been in Lyndonville.

Besides her husband, Alton, Mrs. PLUMMER is survived by three sons, Gordon and Watson of Lyndonville, and Burton of Albany; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys RIEMER of Medina and Mrs. Doris HOUGHTON of Albany; one brother, Lewis PORTER of Medina; one sister, Mrs. Helen MERRILL of Waterport; twenty grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. Another son, Glen, died on Nov. _ in Winter Park, Fla.

Funeral services will be held at _ p.m. Friday in the Smythe Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Billingsley, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Lynhaven Cemetery.

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


REUBEN S. PLUMMER (14 Sep 1835 - 7 Jan 1905)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 12 Jan 1905
Surnames: PLUMMER, SHELLEY, RACKHAM

Reuben PLUMMER died very suddenly Saturday, January 7th about noon from neuralgia of the heart, aged sixty-nine years. He was about his work as usual and was taken with a pain in his side about half-past ten. A doctor was called but he died before he arrived. He is survived by a widow and four children, Mrs. Fred SHELLEY, of Medina, Mrs. Robert RACKHAM, of Waterport, and Leon and Isabel who are at home. The funeral was largely attended from the residence on Tuesday, and the remains were brought to Lyndonville for interment.

(Interment in Lynhaven Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 7 Jun 2006


SARAH KIBBIT PLUMMER (29 Jun 1838 – 23 May 1924)

Newspaper: (probably The Lyndonville Enterprise, about late May 1924)
Surnames: PLUMMER, MARTIN, KIBBIT, FURNESS, BARRY

Sarah PLUMMER (nee KIBBITT), relict of the late Charles PLUMMER, departed this life May 23, 1924, at the age of 85 years, 10 months and 27 days. Mrs. Plummer was born in Brighton, England, June 29, 1838, married at Molton, England, Sept. 26, 1858. In the year 1862 they immigrated to America, making this the home of their adoption. Two sons predeceased her, Henry Feb. 4, 1880, and Joseph Dec. 17, 1911, also her husband passed on Nov. 8, 1899. She leaves to mourn her departure six children, Mrs. Mary MARTIN, Mrs. Jennie FURNESS and Mrs. Lillian BARRY, all of Yates Center; three sons, Isaac PLUMMER of Knowlesville; Samuel PLUMMER of Medina; Charles PLUMMER of Oswego; twenty-eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Mother PLUMMER had been a member of the Yates Baptist church for the greater part of forty-four years. As the oldest mother of the church she was presented with a bouquet of flowers on Mother's Day, May 11, 1924, her last Sunday in her beloved church. The funeral service was held at the Yates Baptist church Monday afternoon, Rev. C. F. Krauth officiating. Interment was in Warner's cemetery. (West Ridgeway Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 6 Jun 2011


SAVILLA BLISS PLUMMER (7 Oct 1890 - 30 Sep 1949)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., Oct. 3, 1949
Surnames: PLUMMER, BLISS, HILL, HATCH, MATHEWS

Albion - Funeral services were held here this afternoon for Mrs. Savilla BLISS PLUMMER, a native of the Town of Barre and a matron of the Albion State Training Schools for the past 13 years, who died in Arnold Gregory Memorial Hospital on Friday. She was 58 years old. The Rev. William NIXON of the Albion Baptist Church of which she was a member, officiated and burial was in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Harold G. HILL of Barre; a grandson, Lynn G. HILL; a granddaughter, Barbara Jean HILL; two sisters Mrs. Myron HATCH and Mrs. Kirk MATHEWS of Albion, and several nieces and nephews.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 18 Jun 2002

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PODGERS

HARRIET MORTIMER PODGERS (8 Sep 1844 - 8 May 1923)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 5/10/1923
Surnames: PODGERS, STONE, MORTIMER

Mrs. Harriet PODGERS, 79, for many years a resident of the town of Carlton, died Tuesday at her home at Two Bridges. She leaves two sons, John PODGERS and Henry PODGERS and one daughter, Mrs. Flora STONE. The funeral at the home will be held Friday afternoon at three oclock. Burial at Brown Cemetery.

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

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POGEL

ERNESTINA STRABA POGEL (12 Dec 1845 - 8 Sep 1915)

Newspaper: The Orleans American, Thursday, 4 Jul 1929, Page 4
Surnames; POGEL

The death of Mrs. George Pogle (POGEL) Sr., occurred Wednesday morning, after a long illness at West Shelby, aged 70 years. Her husband and four sons, Henry, of Ridgeway, George, William and Charles of West Shelby, survive. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at one o'clock. Interment will be at West Shelby.

(Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 7 May 2006


MINNIE A. WEBER POGEL (19 Dec 1855 - 26 Jun 1929)

Newspaper: The Orleans American, Thursday, 4 Jul 1929, Page 4
Surnames; POGEL, BAEHR, BLUMREICH, EWALD, KING, LESSLER, SWEENEY, WEBER.

Mrs. William POGEL died at her home in West Shelby June 26th. She is survived by four daughters and one son, Mrs. William BLUMREICH, Mrs. John LESSLER and William POGEL Jr., of West Shelby, Mrs. Edward SWEENEY, and Mrs. Frank KING of Gasport; one sister Mrs. John BAEHR, Shelby Center; one brother, Fred WEBER of Wolcottsville.

Funeral was held Saturday at 1:30 from the residence and at 2:30 at Trinity Lutheran Church at Wolcottsville. Burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, West Shelby, the Rev. Herman EWALD officiating.

Submitted by: Richard Callard Feb 4, 2002


NETTIE MAY POGEL (31 May 1882 - 15 Sep 1890)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 18 Sep 1890
Surnames: POGEL

Rev. George Bartling was called home yesterday from conference, at North East, Pa., to perform the burial ceremonies of Miss Nettie Pagel (POGEL), only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Pagel (POGEL), at Shelby Center. She was aged eight years, and died of scarlet fever.

(Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 12 Feb 2007


OLIVE POGEL (May 1903 - 22 Sep 1903)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 1 Oct. 1903
Surnames: POGEL, GRIER

The four-months-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Will POGEL, of Medina, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles GRIER, last Tuesday morning, of brain trouble. The funeral was held at the house, Thursday at two o’clock. Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 11 Dec 2005


WILLIAM POEGEL, SR. (19 Dec 1848 - 23 May 1923)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 5/25/1923
Surnames: POEGEL, POGEL, SWEENEY, KING, BLUMERICK, LAFLER

William POEGEL, Sr., 74 years old, died at his home in West Shelby Wednesday. He is survived by his widow, four daughters, and a son, Mrs. Edward SWEENEY of Gasport, Mrs. Frank KING of Gasport; Mrs. William BLUMERICK, and Mrs. John LAFLER of West Shelby, and William POEGEL, Jr., of West Shelby, a brother, Godfrey POGEL of West Shelby.

The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Brick Church at Wolcottsville. The Rev. Ewald will officiate. Burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, West Shelby.

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

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POLER

ADELAIDE SCOTT POLER (13 Jun 1906 - 17 Dec 1956)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., Dec. 17, 1956
Surnames: POLER, BROWN, SCOTT, ZIMMERMAN

Adelaide S. POLER, 50, wife of Norman R. POLER, 405 South Academy St., died early this morning in Medina Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for the past nine weeks. Death was attributed to a heart ailment. She was born in Medina June 13, 1906, the daughter of Harry L. and Inez BROWN SCOTT.

She was a member of the First Methodist Church, the Medina-Middleport Business & Professional Women’s Club, Women of the Moose, Daughters of Union Veterans, Nursing Home Owners Association and the Medina Chamber of Commerce. During World War II she became a member of the first class of Red Cross Nurses Aides trained here and devoted many hours to service in the hospital and the blood bank program. At the conclusion of the war she became a licensed practical nurse. Four years ago she became the owner of her own nursing home at 500 South Academy Street and for the past two years operated a nursing home in Albion until she became ill three months ago.

Besides her husband, Norman, she is survived by two sons, Donal S. of Buffalo and John R. of Medina; two grandchildren; her father, Harry L. SCOTT of Lockport, and her aunt, Mrs. E. L. ZIMMERMAN of Medina. The body is resting at the Barnes Tuttle Funeral Home, Pearl Street from where services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00. The Rev. Reginald Cory will officiate and burial will be in Boxwood Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 21 Aug 2002


ALBERT H. POLER (10 Jul 1845 - 26 Oct 1911)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 10/27/1911
Surnames: POLER, COE

As noted in a brief bulletin in yesterday’s paper, Albert H. POLER, one of the best known residents of Shelby, died yesterday of apoplexy, after a brief illness, aged 66 years and a few months.

Mr. POLER was born in 1845 on the farm near West Shelby on which he died. He had always been a resident of this county and had always lived on the old home place which occupies one of the most beautiful locations in this section. Educated in the common schools of his own locality and Medina, Mr. Poler became one of the most progressive residents of his section. He represented his town as a member of the board of supervisors and had held several other positions of responsibility and trust. He was a member of the Baptist congregation of this place.

All of his brothers and sisters are now dead. He leaves a widow but no children. The funeral will take place from the family home on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. Mr. Harris, of the Methodist church, officiating.

Six of his nephews will act as bearers, as follows: A. Blair POLER, F. Marion POLER, Emmet J. POLER, all of this place, John Wellington POLER, of Buffalo, Avery G. POLER, of Rochester, and Albert J. COE, of Medina.

(Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Dec 21, 2001


AMNON BLAIR POLER (8 Nov 1851 - 25 Apr 1943)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., 26 April 1943
Surnames: POLER, BLAIR, FULLER, POSSON, WAGONER

The death of Amnon Blair POLER, 91, retired Shelby farmer and for many years a well known resident of Medina occurred at eleven o’clock Sunday morning in the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. Cornelius POSSON, 1009 West Center street, where he had been seriously ill for the past several weeks.

With the exception of a ten year period spent in the West, Mr. POLER had been a resident of Medina and vicinity his entire lifetime. He was born in the Town of Shelby, just outside Medina, November 8, 1851, the son of the late Avery and Nancy BLAIR POLER, pioneer settlers of the vicinity. He received his early education in Medina and when 26 years of age he took up his residence in the West because of ill health and here he became acquainted with many well known men of that region in that era, including William Cody, familiarly known as Buffalo Bill, with whom Mr. POLER worked. After first settling in Kansas Mr. POLER moved later to Cheyenne, Wyoming, where he became associated with another Medina man, Mortimer Post, in the banking business. He was sent to Deadwood, S.D., where he managed a branch bank.

He later was employed by the Northwestern Cattle Growers Association and it was here he became associated with Buffalo Bill in the tracking down of cattle rustlers. During his stay in the west he was also county clerk of Gunnison, Colorado, and he was clerk of the district court Grego County, Kansas.

Returning to Medina he married Miss Flora FULLER, whose death occurred several years ago. He engaged in farming, first operating a farm on the Telegraph road and later on the Freeman road, which farm is now operated by his son. He retired from farming about 30 years ago and has since made his home in Medina. He was the oldest member of Medina Lodge of Elks.

Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. J. Cornelius POSSON, a son, Darwin POLER; five grandchildren, Miss Virginia POSSON of Riverside, Calif., Corp. Karl POSSON, a member of the 77th division, Miss Margaret POSSON of Fayettville, N.C., Miss Flora Jeanette POSSON of Rochester, and Mrs. Raymond WAGONER and Blair POLER of Medina; and three great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from the Posson home Wednesday afternoon at three o’clock. Rev. William L. Findlay of the Presbyterian Church will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Feb 2004


AVERY SIMON POLER (1823 - 18 Sep 1890)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 18 Sep 1890
Surnames: POLER

At the hour of going to press, we learn of the death of Avery S. POLER, after a long illness, aged about 67 years. Funeral services Friday at 2:30 p.m., at the family residence in the town of Shelby.

(Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Feb 2004


EMMA MAY SCOTT POLER (4 May 1876 - 2 Jan 1950)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Tues., 3 Jan 1950
Surnames: POLER, SCOTT

Mrs. Emma May POLER, 73, widow of the late Alton Jay POLER, 210 East Oak Orchard St., passed away early yesterday morning at the Medina Memorial Hospital after an illness of considerable duration. She was born in Lockport, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John (& Ann MORRIS) SCOTT and was a Medina resident most of her lifetime.

Surviving are three children, G. Alton POLER, Miss E. Jane POLER, and Edward (Ted) POLER, all residing at home, one nephew, and several nieces.

Funeral services are scheduled Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Thibault Funeral Home, the Rev. John E. WILKINSON of St. John's Episcopal Church officiating. Burial will be in the family plot at Boxwood Cemetery.

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


HILA BAKER POLER (2 Sep 1858 - 13 Jan 1927)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 13 Jan 1927
Surnames: POLER, BAKER

At the hour of going to press we learn of the sudden death of Mrs. Hila POLER, who passed away sometime during the night. We are unable to get particulars at this time. Mrs. POLER was taken to the Medina Hospital last week for an operation.

(Interment in W. Ridgeway Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 2 Nov 2009


MARY POLER (1851 - 25 Aug 1913)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 28 Aug 1913
Surnames: POLER

Miss Mary POLER, daughter of the late John POLER, formerly of Medina, died at her home in Washington, D. C. on Monday. Her age was sixty-two years. One brother - John W. POLER, survives.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 7 Jul 2008


NANCY D. BLAIR POLER (13 Jun 1825 - 08 May 1910)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., 09 May 1910
Surnames: POLER, BARD, DAVIS, LATHAM

Mrs. Nancy D. POLER, a lifelong resident of this vicinity, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Parke A. DAVIS, of West Center Street, yesterday morning, death being due to old age.

The deceased was born in Saratoga County in June 1825, and when a small child moved with her parents to Eagle Harbor, the trip being made overland by means of a wagon drawn by oxen. The family stopped at Eagle Harbor but a short time, and continued on to the town of Shelby, where Mrs. POLER resided for more than half a century, locating on the farm now occupied by Avery S. BLAIR, and for years called the POLER homestead.

Her husband, the late Avery POLER, died in 1890, and five children survive: A. Blair POLER, Emmett J. POLER, F. Marion POLER and Mrs. Parke A. DAVIS, of this place, and Mrs. F. V. BARD, of Gloversville, New York.

The funeral services will be held at the residence of Mr. DAVIS on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. F. T. LATHAM, of Oneida, officiating. Interment will be at West Shelby cemetery. (Mt. Pleasant Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 01 Mar 2002

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POLHEMUS

JESSIE E. JENNINGS POLHEMUS (1855 - 28 May 1923)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 6/5/1923
Surnames: POLHEMUS, JENNINGS

Mrs. Frank J. POLHEMUS died at her home in Poughkeepsie May 28th. Mrs. POLHEMUS was 68 years old, and was formerly Miss Jessie E. Jennings. She is survived by her husband, son, Fred POLHEMUS of New York City and a sister, Miss Cornelia R. JENNINGS. Mrs. POLHEMUS was the daughter of John and Catherine JENNINGS formerly of Medina.

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

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POLICK

MICHAEL POLICK (1918 - 13 Mar 1952)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Tues., March 25, 1952
Surnames: POLICK

T/Sgt. Michael POLICK, 33, former Medinan and holder of the Army’s Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and Battle Awards, was buried last week with military honors at Rome, Ga., following an auto accident on March 13 which claimed his life. He was the son of Mrs. Mary POLICK, 1303 S. Main St. and was currently serving in the U. S. Air Force.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 11 May 2002


ROSE MARIE POLICK (15 Dec 1952 - 29 Jan 1954)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Fri., Jan. 29, 1954
Surnames: POLICK

Twins Hurt In Fall On Stairs, One Dies Here
One of a pair of 13-month-old twin Medina girls is dead this afternoon but the other is expected to recover after being rushed to a hospital in Buffalo, with injuries received when the two fell down a 10-foot flight of cellar stairs in their home.

They are R. Marie and M. Michelle, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Max (Joan) POLICK, 1217 South Main St., who were playing in the kitchen and accidentally pushed open the cellar door, leading to their fall down the stairs.

Both were rushed to Medina Memorial Hospital where Marie, the more seriously hurt, was placed in an oxygen tent, but failed to rally. Michelle was taken to Children’s Hospital, Buffalo, this afternoon. Marie’s death occurred about 12:45 p.m. The accident had occurred at about 9 a.m.

(Interment in Boxwood Cemetery)

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 8 Jun 2002

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POLLY

DAN POLLY (1838 - 25 Apr 1857)

Newspaper: Brockport Republic, 20 Feb 1857, pg 2, col 5
Surnames: POLLY

In Clarendon, Feb 9th, Dan POLLY, aged 71 years.

(Interment in Polly Cemetery)

Transcribed & submitted by John Noble, 26 Jun 2006

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POLSTER

CHARLES POLSTER (Sep 1855 - 21 Jul 1921)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thursday 28 Jul 1921
Surnames: POLSTER

The death of Charles POLSTER occurred at the County Hospital on Thursday, July 21st. Besides his mother, he is survived by one brother, Edward POLSTER, of Lockport. The funeral was held Saturday morning from St. Mary's Church.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 24 Jan 2009


REKA POLSTER (Sep 1934 - 8 Dec 1924)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 11 Dec. 1924
Surnames: POLSTER

The death of Mrs. Reka POLSTER occurred Monday morning at her home on North Avenue a long illness. She is survived by a son, Edward POLSTER, of Lockport and five grandchildren. The funeral was held yesterday morning at St Mary’s Church. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 12 Sep 2006

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POMEROY

MRS. J. L. POMEROY ( - 22 Dec 1917)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 27 Dec. 1917 (from a column called "About the County"
Surnames: POMEROY

Mrs. J. L. POMEROY, mother of F. J. POMEROY, died of paralysis in Chicago, on Saturday last. The funeral occurred on Monday. Through a misunderstanding, Mr. POMEROY was not informed in time to attend the funeral.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 28 Jan 2006


JAMES POMEROY (1823 - 16 Jan 1912)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, 25 Jan 1912
Surnames: POMEROY

James POMEROY, who had the distinction of being one of the oldest and last survivors of the Mexican war veterans, died at his home, No. 70 East Bank street, Albion, on the 16th inst., aged 88 years.

(Interment in Transit Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 6 Sep 2005


JOHN B. POMEROY (1865 - 6 Feb 1928)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., Thurs., 9 Feb 1928
Surnames: POMEROY

John B. POMEROY, aged 62 years, died Monday afternoon at his home on Lee Place after a short illness. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Gertrude. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be at West Barre Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 21 Apr 2008


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POPE

FRANCIS POPE (1932 - 23 Apr 1953)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Fri., April 24, 1953
Surnames: POPE, PORTO

The death of Francis POPE, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry POPE, 727 Orient Street, occurred yesterday in the Newark State Hospital where he had been a patient for the past 14 years.

In addition to his parents he is survived by five sisters; Mrs. Saturno PORTO of Cheektowaga, Onoreana POPE of Newark, Antionette and Lillian POPE of Buffalo and Anna Marie of Medina; one brother, Boniface POPE of Medina and three nephews.

The body is at the Thibault Funeral Home South Main Street from where prayer services will be held Monday, April 27, at 9:30 a.m. Requiem mass will be held in St. Mary’s Church at 10:20 a.m. with the Very Rev. Henry B. SHAW officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 7 Jun 2002


VIRGINIA POPE (1885 - 9 Feb 1957)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, prob. Mon., Feb. 11, 1957
Surnames: POPE, KILWORTH, CARROLL, MONACELLI, DiNICOLANTONIA, VALERY, ARLINGTON

Mrs. Virginia POPE, 71, of 162 Glenwood Ave. died Saturday evening at her home after a brief illness. She was born in Italy and had lived in Medina since 1913. Mrs. POPE was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church. Her husband died several years ago.

Surviving are nine daughters; Mrs. Donald KILWORTH, Mrs. Beatrice CARROLL, Miss Dora and Miss Amenia POPE, all of Medina; Mrs. Daniel MONACELLI of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Frank DiNICOLANTONIA and Mrs. Albert VALERY of Lockport; Mrs. Louis ARLINGTON of Rochester; Miss Alda POPE of Cleveland, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; one sister and one brother in Italy.

Friends may call at the Thibault Funeral Home where a prayer service will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. 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, 24 Aug 2002

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POPLAWSKI

STANLEY POPLAWSKI (1889 - 19 Sep 1957)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Fri., Sept. 20, 1957
Surnames: POPLAWSKI, DENIS

Stanley POPLAWSKI, 68, of Ridge Road died late yesterday afternoon after a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Pauline; one brother, Alexander of Medina; one sister, Lottie DENIS of Spokane, Wash.; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Zelinienski Funeral Home, 1439 Broadway, Buffalo, and a funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John Kanty Church, Buffalo. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 27 Aug 2002

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PORTANOVA

RUSSELL PORTANOVA (1870 - 28 May 1952)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Thurs., May 29, 1952
Surnames: PORTANOVA

Russell PORTANOVA , 80, a native of Italy and resident of Medina for many years died last evening at the Rembrandt Nursing Home, Kendall. Surviving is one son, Joseph, of Medina, with whom the deceased lived until about a year and a half ago. Three grandchildren also survive. During his residence in Medina, Mr. PORTANOVA was at one time employed by White Bros. Rose Corp.

Prayer service will be held at the Cleary Funeral Home, Park Ave., at 8:30 a.m. Saturday with mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 9 and burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 11 May 2002

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PORTER

CHARLES G. PORTER (28 Apr 1863 - 29 Dec 1940)


Newspaper: The Orleans Republican, Albion; Wed. Jan. 1, 1941

Surnames: PORTER

Final rites were conducted at 2 o'cIock Tuesday afternoon for Charles G. PORTER, well-known Albion resident who died Sunday in his home following a long period of ill health. The Masonic committal service was used at the grave in Mt. Albion Cemetery. His age was 77. Mrs. PORTER died just 40 days previously. The survivors comprise a daughter, Miss Eleanor PORTER of Albion, and a brother, John L. PORTER, South Lima.

Reversing the usual procedure, Mr. PORTER came from a city, Washington. D. C., and made good in this rural community. At first he established a coal business in 1902 which he relinquished in 1908 to buy and run the Charles Lattin farm in Gaines. He helped form the Orleans County Farm and Home Bureau Association and served as its president and chairman of its executive committee for the first 12 years.

For a number of years Mr. Porter was director of the New York State Federation of Farm Bureaus, president of Orleans County Fruit Growers Association and chairman of the New York State Fruit Growers Association executive committee. In the second year after its organization he was appointed a director of the Rochester Exposition, a position he held several years.

He had taken an active part in the Grange League Federation when it was organized and had been department of the New York State department (sic) of the New York State Fair. Mr. Porter belonged to the Rochester Chamber of Commerce, the first Albion Chamber of Commerce, Albion Renovation Lodge, F. and A. M., and Albion Presbyterian Church. He had been both trustee and treasurer of the church.

Submitted by: Mark Rustay Feb 14, 2002


DON ALPHONSO PORTER (1821 - 26 Feb 1900)


Newspaper: Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser, Thurs 22 Feb 1900 Page 2 (?)

Surnames: PORTER, DUQUETTE

Death of Don A. PORTER. HOLLEY, Feb. 27. - The death of Don A. PORTER occurred at his home in this village yesterday (26 Feb 1900) after an illness of several weeks from pneumonia. The deceased was 78 years of age and leaves a widow and one daughter, Mrs. DUQUETTE of Lockport, N.Y.

Mr. PORTER was born in Hamlin and was one of a family of nine children. He practiced law for many years in Lockport, Albion, Wilson and Holley. He was justice of the peace for the last four years in this place. The funeral will be held from his late home Thursday (1 Mar 1900) at 11 o'clock a.m., Rev. S.F. SHARP of the Presbyterian Church, officiating. The interment will be at Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Submitted by: Glenda Whitaker Subyak, Sep 10, 2001


ELLEN AMANDA PORTER (1839 - 19 Dec 1902)

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

Mrs. Henry S. PORTER, aged 63 years, died on Friday last, at her home in Eagle Harbor. She lived nearly all her life in Orleans county.

(Interment in Union Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 12 Sep 2005


FLORENCE HARE PORTER (5 Feb 1894 - 16 Feb 1949)

Newspaper: (probably) The Medina Daily Journal; dated Thurs. 17 Feb. 1949
Surnames: PORTER, HARE, WILCOX, BRINSMAID, MANLEY

Lyndonville - Mrs. Florence PORTER, 55, wife of Lewis PORTER, died last evening at the Medina Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient since February 9th. She had been in poor health for the past five years. Born in the Town of Ridgeway, February 5, 1894, she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Mary Jane Wilcox Hare. She was married to Lewis PORTER in March, 1918, and had lived at Millers all of her married life. Mrs. Porter was a member of County Line Methodist Church and of the Women’s Society of Christian Service.

Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Charlotte; one son, William, both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Clyde BRINSMAID and Mrs. Homer MANLEY of Lyndonville, and Mrs. Carl MANLEY of Medina; three brothers Bert HARE of Newfane and Henry and Roy HARE of Medina; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held from the Smythe Funeral Home, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with the Rev. Raymond F. Draffin officiating. Burial will be in Hartland Central Cemetery.

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

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 8 Dec 2005


JEROME B. PORTER (25 Dec 1840 - 21 Mar 1910)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., March 21, 1910
Surnames: PORTER, LEE, PERRY, WOLCOTT, PRESCOTT, HOAG, WATSON

Mr. Jerome B. PORTER died at his home on West avenue this noon after two weeks' illness of bronchitis. Mr. PORTER, who formerly lived near Knowlesville, and was well acquainted in this section, moved to Medina less than a month ago, and was taken sick soon afterwards. Last fall he suffered from a severe attack of pneumonia, and the doctors believe he had not regained his strength.

Mr. Porter was sixty-nine years of age, and was born in Orleans county, and has resided here most of the time since. He was respected and esteemed by a large circle (of) friends and his demise will be mourned by his associates.

He leaves no immediate family, his nearest relatives being: Mrs. Julia LEE, of Washington, Kansas, Emma A. PERRY, Oklahoma, Silence WOLCOTT, Wisconsin, Helen PRESCOTT and Bertha PRESCOTT, of Buffalo, Jennie HOAG, of Medina, Ella WATSON, of Ridgeway, all cousins.

(Interment in Tanner Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Feb 26, 2002


MARY L. PORTER (1838 - 19 Sep 1920)

Newspaper: The Medina Trubune, Thurs sept 23, 1920
Surnames: PORTER, THOMPSON

Mrs. Myron L. PORTER died Sunday night last ay her home on South Academy Street, after a long illness. She hadd resided in Medina about twenty-five years, moving here from the Porter homestead on the Telegraph Road south of Knowlesville.

Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Frank P. THOMPSON of Knowesville and one son, Clyde B. PORTER, of this place. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon. Rev. Edwin P. Wood of Albion officiating. The internment was in Porter Cemetery at West Albion.

(Interment in Union Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 21 Aug 2005


MINNIE S. RYAN PORTER (1856 - 21 Jun 1888)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs. 28 Jun 1888
Surnames: PORTER, RYAN

Last Friday morning a dispatch was received from New York announcing the sudden death of Minnie S. PORTER, daughter of M. W. RYAN, of this village. To say that the family and whole community were very much shocked would be mildly expressing it. The particulars are briefly told as follows: Thursday evening 6 o'clock, one week ago to-day, Mrs. PORTER went to the place of business on Union Square, to meet her husband, Frank Porter, and while there she was suddenly taken ill. A cab was called and they drove to their boarding place on 15th St. A physician was sent for and at first it was thought she could be helped, but a half hour passed, and the physician came again, and said she could not be saved. She continued to grow worse, and her last words to her husband were "I am going to die" and she passed away about 11 o'clock. The physician announced the cause of death cholera morbus. Everything was done for her that could possible be done by her friends in New York. The remains left the city at 6 o'clock Friday evening and arrived here at 9 o'clock Saturday morning. The plate on the casket bore the inscription "Minnie S. PORTER died June 21 aged 32 years."

The sympathy of her many friends in this community was shown by their presence and of their many floral offerings so conspicously arranged during the funeral service which took place Sunday afternoon at 6 o'clock from her father's residence. Rev. Chas. H. Lester assisted by Rev. G. H. Dryer officiated at the service and the Presbyterian choir sang the quartette The Christians' "Good Night". The pall bearers were M. A. Bowen, Harry F. Welton, Dr. E. M. Baker, Frank Frary, Fred T. Gates and G. M. Frary.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Nov 2008


NANCY SHATTUCK PORTER (25 Jul 1791 - 21 Oct 1888)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 25 Oct 1888
Surnames: PORTER, NASH, SHATTUCK

The funeral services in memory of Mrs. Nancy PORTER were held at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. NASH, at Ridgeway, on Tuesday morning of this week, Prof. Whitcomb officiating. The deceased had been a lifelong Universalist and had reached the age of 97.

(Interment in West Ridgeway Cemetery)

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EDWARD POSSON (2 Aug 1841 - 4 Nov 1914)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 5 Nov 1914
Surnames: POSSON, DOOLITTLE, TROW

Edward POSSON died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George DOOLITTLE, in Albion, after a brief illness, at the age of seventy-three years. Deceased was one of the best known men in Orleans county, having for about fifteen years been a popular and very efficient School Commissioner of the county, an assessor of the town of Ridgeway and member of the Board of Education of Medina. He was a lawyer by profession, and for a time member of the firm of Pitts, Posson & Sherwood. A native of the town of Shelby, he located his home in Medina in early life, removing to Albion some years since. He was for several years Master of Medina Lodge 336,F. & A.M. He was genial, companionable man and highly esteemed as a citizen. The immediate surviving relatives are one son, Neil F. POSSON, of Vincennes, Ind., two daughters, Mrs. DOOLITTLE and Verna POSSON, of Albion; one brother, George, of Albion, and one sister, Mrs. William TROW, of Knowlesville. The funeral, which will be in charge of the Masonic fraternity, will be held in Albion on Saturday at two o’clock p.m.

(Interment in Millville Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 22 Apr 2011


HOWARD CLUTE POSSON (24 Jan 1876 - 5 Feb 1919)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 13 Feb. 1919
Surnames: POSSON, AMSDEN, BOURNE, HAKES, HILL, TRAVER

Howard C. POSSON passed away February 5th in the same house where he was born, January 24, 1876, in Barre. He was the only surviving son of the late George W. POSSON. Most of his life was spent on this farm. October 21, 1895, he was united in marriage to Elnora AMSDEN, of Wheatville, who died January 25, 1910, leaving three children - Amsden, Donald and Florence. He married November 15, 1911, Lulu HILL, who survives him, with a little daughter, Loretta, aged two years. He had always led an active life until last Autumn, when Bright's disease developed, causing great suffering.

He leaves his mother, Mrs. Jennie POSSON; two sisters, Mrs. Georgia B. HAKES, Mrs. Artemesia TRAVER, of Albion, and another sister, Mrs. Martha BOURNE, of Buffalo. As a citizen his record was unblemished; as a neighbor, his kindness was untouched by any blight of selflishness. He was a member of the West Barre M. E. Church, chorister of the Sunday School, and an active member of the Barre Center Grange. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from his late home, conducted by Rev. W. W. Neville. There were many beautiful floral offerings. So the sad aspect of death was observed by the bright tokens of resurrection life.

(Interment in Millville Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 31 May 2007


IRWIN POSSON (1852 - 6 Jul 1908)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., July 6, 1908
Surnames: POSSON, BERRY, GRINNELL, TROW, BERRY

Irwin POSSON died at his home in East Shelby this morning after an illness of about six months.

Mr. POSSON had served as Supervisor and Superintendent of the Poor and held a number of other positions in the county and town of Shelby in a highly honorable and upright manner which has won him the confidence of the people regardless of politics. Deceased had always been a strong Republican in politics and took an active part in all county and town improvements, and his death has left a vacancy that will be hard to fill.

He leaves besides his wife (Nettie M. BERRY), one son and one daughter, two brothers, George, who is the present Superintendent of the Poor, and Edward, who has been assessor of Medina for a number of years, besides a large circle of friends to mourn his loss.

The funeral will be held under the direction of the Masonic Order, Wednesday at 3:00 p. m. Interment at Millville Cemetery.


Newspaper: The Medina Register, Thurs, July 9, 1908, adds, in part

Mr. Irvin POSSON's age as 56 years; survivors besides his wife are one son, J. C. POSSON; one daughter, Mrs. Edna GRINNELL; two brothers, George W. and Edward POSSON; one sister, Mrs. William TROW of Knowlesville.

(First name may be Irvin, Irwin or Ervin?)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 19 Mar 2002


CPL. KARL E. POSSON (19 Jan 1914 - 13 May 1945)

Newspaper: Medina Journal; Mon. 6/25/1945
Surnames: POSSON

Cpl. Karl E. Posson Killed On Okinawa
Cpl. Karl E. POSSON, 31, a member of the famed 77th Infantry Division veteran Pacific unit, was killed in action on May 13, while fighting on Okinawa. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. K=J. C. (Cornelius) POSSON, 1006 West Center Street were informed by a War Department telegram yesterday. His family had not heard from him in seven weeks, and were unaware of his advancement to corporal until the telegram was received.

One of triplets, Corporal POSSON was born in Medina January 19, 1914. He was graduated from the Medina High School and attended Staunton Military Academy, Staunton, Va. and Cook Academy at Montour Falls. Prior to entering service on March 27, 1942, he was associated with his father in the Medina Cold Storage business. After intensive training at Fort Jackson, S.C., Shreveport, La. and Desert Training near Phoenix, Ariz., he was sent to Camp Pickett, Va., from where he went overseas in April 1944. First stationed in Hawaii, Corporal POSSON participated in the invasions of Guam, Leyte and Ie Island, Okinawa.

Surviving besides his parents are three sisters, Miss Virginia E. POSSON of Medina, and his triplet sisters, Miss Flora J. POSSON of Rochester and Miss Margaret E. Posson, with the USO, now at the Kallua USO Club at Oahu, Hawaii, where she arrived last December, about a month after Corporal POSSON left the island.

(Interment in Millville Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 24 Feb 2006


METTA A. POSSON (1865 - 8 Nov 1887)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune; Thurs. Nov. 10, 1887
Surnames: POSSON

The death of this very estimable young lady occurred at the residence of her father, Edward POSSON, on Tuesday evening, after a brief illness with pneumonia. Everything that the best of medical skill, careful nursing and loving attention could devise failed to allay the hand of the relentless destroyer, and the spirit of one of the lovliest and most amiable of her sex has gone to the realms above.

Deceased was twenty-two years of age - the eldest of a family of four children. She was a teacher in the Fourth grade of the Academy, where she was greatly beloved and deservedly popular, as she was also among her wide circle of acquaintances. The several grades of the Central school have closed for the remainder of the week, out of respect for their deceased teacher. The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of our entire community, in the hour of their great affliction.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow, at 10:30 A. M. at the residence and at eleven o'clock at the M. E. Church. We are requested to announce that there will be an opportunity for all who desire to do so, to view the remains at the residence.

(Interment in Millville Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 21 Jan 2003


MILFORD L. POSSON (22 Dec 1898 - 23 Jan 1962)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal-Register; Wed., 24 Jan 1962
Surnames: POSSON, BELSON, LOADES, RORICK

Milford L. POSSON, 63, of East Shelby, died suddenly of a heart attack yesterday while visiting his father-in-law, Fred LOADES of East Shelby. Mr. POSSON was born in Medina Dec. 22, 1898, the son of the late Nelson Leroy and Harriet Luella BELSON POSSON.

His survivors include his wife, Edna LOADES POSSON; two sons, Milford C. of Reseda, Calif. and Myron V. of Columbus, Ohio; six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Donald RORICK of Oak Orchard on the Ridge. Funeral arrangements are being made by the Barnes-Tuttle Funeral Home, Pearl St.


Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal-Register; Thurs., 25 Jan 1962

Funeral services for Milford L. POSSON of East Shelby, who died suddenly Tuesday, will be held at 3:30 p. m. tomorrow at the Barnes-Tuttle Funeral Home, Pearl St. The Rev. Kenneth Baker will conduct the services and burial will be in Millville Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 7 Apr 2004

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BERT GEORGE POST (1867 - 5 May 1903)

Newspaper: The Holley Standard; Thurs., 7 May 1903
Surnames: POST

Bert POST died at his home on North Main street Tuesday after a long illness of consumption aged 36 years. He is survived by his wife and three children. Funeral tomorrow.

(Interment in Hillside Cemetery)

Posted by: Dave & Peggy Murphy 25 Apr 2006


CHARLES F. POST (8 Aug 1900 - 1 Jul 1901)

Newspaper: The Holley Standard; Thurs., 4 July 1901
Surnames: POST

Charles F., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert POST, died Monday, aged ten months and twenty-four days. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon.

(Interment in Hillside Cemetery)

Posted by: Dave & Peggy Murphy 25 Apr 2006


DR. GEORGE S. POST (1872 - 25 Oct 1910)

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

Dr. George S. POST, who had been practicing medicine in Holley since 1902, died last week in a Rochester hospital, following an operation for appendicitis. He was 38 years old.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 14 Feb 2006


Infant POST (Jan 1900 - 31 Dec 1900)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 3 Jan 1901
Surnames: POST

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Myron POST, aged about one year, died on New Years eve.

(Note: Cemetery records say that Raymond H. POST the son of Myron & Clara POST was the infant making the infant a male rather than female?)

(Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 27 Aug 2007


M. E. POST (1841 - 19 Mar 1933)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 23 March 1933
Surnames: POST, ACER

Word has been received in town of the death of Hon. M. E. POST at his home in Alhambra, Calif., Sunday, March 19, at the age of 92 years. Mr. POST was an uncle of Mrs. V. A. ACER and was well known in Medina.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 13 Aug 2005


MORTON A. POST (1805 - 31 Jan 1895)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 7 Feb. 1895
Surnames: POST, BOWEN, SHEFFER

Morton A. POST died Friday evening at his late home, corner South avenue and Gwinn street, at the advanced age of nearly ninety years. Deceased was born in Georgia, Vt., in 1805. When fifteen years of age he came to this county, locating near West Shelby, where he resided until about thirty years ago, when he removed to this village, where he made his home up to the time of his death.

He leaves a family of five children, three sons, Roswell W., of this place; Thomas 0., of South Haven, Mich., and Morton E.. of Salt Lake City - and two daughters - Mrs. Eunice BOWEN, of this place, and Mrs. Marcey SHEFFER, of South Haven, Mich. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the residence of his grandson, M. A. BOWEN, on West Center street, and the remains taken to West Shelby for interment.

(Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 13 Aug 2005

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POSTLE

FLORA M. YOUNG POSTLE (15 May 1870 - 04 Dec 1949)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., 05 Dec 1949
Surnames: DRAFFIN, DuBOIS, FELSTEAD, POSTLE, YOUNG,.

Lyndonville - Mrs. Flora M. POSTLE, 79, widow of the late Walter POSTLE, died Sunday evening at her home on Church Street, Lyndonville, after a long illness. She was born May 15, 1870, town of Ridgeway, the daughter of Mary Ann FELSTEAD and Joseph YOUNG. She married Walter POSTLE about 55 years ago. He died September 1947.

Mrs. POSTLE was a member of the Lyndonville Methodist Church, the Gleaners Class Circle and the Ridgeway School Club.

She is survived by three sons, George of RD, Medina, and Francis and Mervin of Lyndonville; one sister, Mrs. Nettie DuBOIS of Medina; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held Wednesday at 2 o'clock from the Smythe Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond H. DRAFFIN of the Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Lynhaven Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 21 Mar, 2002

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POTRUBACZ

FRANK POTRUBACZ (1885 - 16 Dec 1955)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., Dec. 19, 1955
Surnames: POTRUBACZ, KIRBY, KURANT

Funeral services were held today from the Gulinski Funeral Home, Eagle St., for the late Frank POTRUBACZ. Mr. POTRUBACZ, 70, a retired molder, died suddenly Friday at his home, 406 Commercial St. A native of Poland, he came to this country in 1913 and had lived in Medina 15 years.

He is survived by his wife, Viola (KURANT); a daughter Mrs. Ernest KIRBY of Lockport; three sons, John George and Chester of Medina, and Alfred of Buffalo; one granddaughter and several neices and nephews. Services were at nine o’clock from Sacred Heart Church with burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 9 Aug 2002

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POTTER

CHARLES F. POTTER (8 Mar 1795 – 3 Feb 1881)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thursday, 10 Feb 1881
Surnames: POTTER, NOBLE, HAMILTON, STEWART

Died in Shelby, Orleans county, N.Y., February 3rd, 1881, Charles F. POTTER, at the age of 85 years. Mr. POTTER was born in Sherman, Fairfield county, Conn., March 8, 1795. He was the eldest of a family of fourteen children, all save two of whom have passed away. At the age of thirty he left his native State and moved to Perry, Wyoming county, N.Y.; after remaining there about one year with his family moved to Shelby, N.Y., where he remained until called home.

Mr. POTTER was three times married. First in 1816 to Miss Hette (? Hetty) NOBLE; the second marriage was to Mrs. Caroline NOBLE HAMILTON in 1844 and in 1864 he was married to Mrs. Amelia STEWART. His family consisted of nine children; all except two (Jay and Noble) have preceded him to the home over there. He was a man strictly upright and honest in his business, ever sure to do unto others as he would that others should do unto him, ever faithful and just as an official, exemplary at home and abroad as a christian, kind and sympathetic as a parent; in short, a man always a friend of the poor and ever firm for justice and the right.

Mr. POTTER's last days were spent with his son Jay's family, who kindly and tenderly cared for him down to the close of life's journey. His funeral was held on Saturday, February 5th, at his late home, the service by Rev. J.D. Countermine, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church, of Medina, of which the deceased had been a member more than 40 years. Thus, surrounded by his family, friends and kind neighbors who sorrowfully laid him away in the family cemetery.

(Interment in Maple Ridge Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 8 Aug 2012


DAVID NOBLE POTTER (9 Dec 1824 - 14 Oct 1885)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 15 Oct 1885
Surnames: POTTER, BAKER

POTTER - At his residence, near Millville, N.Y., October 14th, 1885, D. Noble POTTER, in the 61st year of his age. He had been an extreme sufferer for several months, but had kept about until the past few days, when he was confined to his house until called home. Mr. POTTER had long been a residence of Maple Ridge, Shelby, and had endeared himself to very many by his daily uprightness and constant kindness. He had for many years been connected with the church in Millville, of which he had been an office bearer and one of its truest and faithful leaders. Truly it may be said of him his christian example may be safely followed, for his life was ever directed by the Master.

He leaves a wife (Laura J. BAKER), three sons, one daughter and one brother, J. J. POTTER. Verily, when such a man dies, his family, his friends, his church, the society and community meet with an irreparable loss. The funeral services were held on Thursday, at the Methodist church in Millville, at 11 o’clock.

(Interment in Millville Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 14 Jan 2007


EDNA ABELL POTTER (1825 - 1 Jan 1902)

Newspaper: Unknown
Surnames: POTTER, ABELL

Mrs. Edna, wife of John J. POTTER, died on Tues. at her home on Maple Ridge, at the advanced age of 77 yrs. The funeral services will be held at the residence tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 1:30, and the remains interred in the Tanner Cemetery.

(Submitted by Joan Rumsey; from scrapbook of the late Marietta Breed French Shaeffer)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 4 Apr 2007


ELISHA J. POTTER (1833 - 23 Sep 1890)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 25 Sep 1890
Surnames: POTTER

Elisha J. POTTER, the well known fruit grower of this town, whose attempted suicide by shooting some weeks (ago) was noted in the Tribune, died suddenly Tuesday morning. The bullet which entered his side was never found. Since shooting himself he has been very ill of typhoid fever, but was recovering. Early Tuesday morning the bullet wound suddenly broke out afresh and he died almost instantly. Mr. POTTER was one of the best known farmers in the town of Ridgeway, and was considered a high authority on fruit growing. His age was fifty-seven years. Funeral services are to be held at his late residence at two p.m. to-day. The Masonic fraternity, of which order he was a member, will attend in a body.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 12 Feb 2007


ERESA J. REID POTTER (10 Jan 1860 - 28 Apr 1942)

Newspaper: Medina Journal
Surnames: POTTER, REID

Funeral services for Mrs. Eresa POTTER, 81, wife of Sidney F. POTTER, of Templeton, Calif., formerly of Millville and Medina, N.Y., who died on April 28th in that city following a long illness, will be held on Friday afternoon, May 15th, at 3:00 o'clock, from 156 South Main Street, Albion. Rev. Kenneth Baker of Millville will officiate and interment will be in Millville Cemetery.

Mrs. POTTER was born in Millville and lived there for about forty years. She also resided for a short time in Medina, and moved to Calif. about thirty years ago. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Harry SCHULER of Stillwater, Minn., and Mrs. J.P. WHITAKER of Rochester, N.Y.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 28 Mar 2006


HANNAH POTTER (1809 - 30 Apr 1890)

Newspaper: Medina Register; Thurs., 1 May 1890
Surnames: POTTER, MOORE, POST

Hannah, widow of the late Peleg POTTER, died in Buffalo yesterday, aged 81 years. She was step-grandmother of Mrs. R. W. POST, of this place, and of John MORRE, of West Shelby. She resided many years in the vicinity and her remains will be brought to Alabama Friday, for burial.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 2 Jun 2004


HELEN ECKERSON POTTER (21 Dec 1867 - 22 Mar 1930)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 3/28/1930
Surnames: POTTER, ECKERSON, FERRIS, WOODROE

Helen ECKERSON POTTER, aged 62 years, wife of Frank M. POTTER, passed away Saturday morning, March 22, at her home on Maple Ridge. The funeral service was held at the home Monday afternoon at 2:30 p. m. Rev. W. A. Harris and G. H. Heath officiating. Burial was in Millville Cemetery.

Mrs. POTTER is survived by her husband, one son Noble, of Rochester; one daughter, Marjorie WOODROE, of Lyndonville; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Angie ECKERSON, of Eagle Harbor and Clara FERRIS of Medina. Also several nieces and nephews.

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


ROSE PITTARD POTTER (10 Feb 1873 - 5 Sep 1944)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 9/6/1944
Surnames: POTTER, AMOS, GAYLORD, HARROLD, HIGGINS, MILLIS, PAYNE, PITTARD, WILSON, YATES

Mrs. Rose PITTARD POTTER, 71, widow of Charles F. POTTER, died yesterday at her home, 507 East Avenue, following a long illness. Born in England, February 10, 1873, Mrs. POTTER was the daughter of the late William and Emma GAYLORD PITTARD, both natives of England. She has been a resident of Medina for many years.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Warren AMOS, Mrs. John WILSON, Mrs. William HARROLD and Mrs. Florence HIGGINS, all of Medina; one son, Tech. Sergt. Harrison POTTER, stationed in China; two grandchildren, Betty and Bernard AMOS of Medina; three sisters, Mrs. Edith YATES and Mrs. Mabel PAYNE of Medina, and Mrs. Lillian MILLIS pf Rochester; and four brothers, Arthur, William and Sidney PITTARD of Medina, and James PITTARD of Lockport.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 from her late home, 507 East Acenue, with the Rev. William L. Findlay, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Boxwood Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 14 Apr 2004

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POWER

ADA JANE WINTER POWER (1883 - 29 Feb 1956)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Wed., Feb. 29, 1956
Surnames: POWER, FILLINGHAM, WINTER

Mrs. Ada J. POWER, 72, of Elm St., died this morning in Medina Memorial Hospital after a short illness. She was born in 1883 in London, England, the daughter of Arthur and Jane FILLINGHAM WINTER, and she came to this vicinity about fifty years ago. Her husband, the late Joseph J. POWER, a Spanish-American War veteran, died in 1929.

Mrs. POWER was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church and a former member of the Catholic Daughters of America. Her survivors include one son, the Rev. Paul A. POWER, OFM, of Boston, Mass.; one daughter, Catherine, at home; four brothers, George WINTER of Medina, Edward and Stanley of Lockport and William of Houston, Texas; also several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Cleary Funeral Home, Park Ave. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary’s Church Saturday morning with a Solemn Requiem Mass at ten o’clock. Father POWER will be the celebrant, assisted by two Franciscan priests as deacon and sub-deacon. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Lockport.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 15 Aug 2002

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POWERS

HAROLD JOHN POWERS (21 Serp 1886 - 26 Sep 1951)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Wed., Sept. 26, 1951
Surnames: POWERS, NEAL, FARRELL, REED

Harold J. POWERS, long identified with the operation of Service Stations in Medina and a member of the Orleans County Alcoholic Beverages Control Board, died at six o’clock this morning in the Medina Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since Thursday of last week. Mr. POWERS suffered a heart attack on that day and has been in a critical condition since that time, having suffered several other attacks while in the hospital.

Mr. POWERS was born in Norwich, Conn., the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Michael POWERS. He came to Medina 38 years ago and was at that time the area representative of the National Biscuit Co. In 1917 he enlisted in Troop 1, 1st New York Cavalry and saw service in France, Belgium and Germany during World War I. Following his return to Medina he entered the employ of the Jay Walker Ford Agency where he remained for several years later establishing a service station with John A. KELLY. He later operated a service station on Main Street and in 1940 purchased the station on East Center Street which he has operated since that time. He was appointed a member of the County A.B.C. Board two years ago. He was a member of Medina Lodge of Elks and a communicant of St. Mary’s Church.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Helen NEAL POWERS; a son, Richard; two sisters, Mrs. William FARRELL of New York City and Mrs. James REED, Norwich, Conn., and a brother, George POWERS, also of Norwich. Also several nieces and nephews.

The body is resting at the Hartt Funeral Home, Pearl St. from where prayer services will be held at 9:30 a. m. Saturday with a requiem mass in St. Mary’s Church at 10 a. m. with the Very Rev. Henry B. SHAW as celebrant.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 8 May 2002


OLIVE PATTERSON POWERS (1824 - 29 Jul 1903)

Newspaper: Batavia Daily News, July 30, 1903
Surnames: POWERS, YOUNG, PATTERSON, PALMER

Mrs. Olive Powers died yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. H. Young of No. 135 Swan street (south), from dropsy, aged 79 years.

Mrs. Powers was born in Mayville and came to Batavia with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Patterson, when four years of age. She lived on the farm on East Main street now owned by Hiram Swezey until her marriage, when she moved to Carlton Center, Orleans county, returning to Batavia seven years ago. She was a member of the First Baptist church at Carlton Center. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Powers is survived by one sister, Mrs. Louisa Palmer of Batavia.

Funeral services will be held at the house at 7:30 o'clock this evening. The remains will be taken to Carlton Center tomorrow morning for interment.

(Olive was the wife of Blanchard Powers)

Submitted by: Bob Miller Aug 28, 2001

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POWLEY

EDWARD POWLEY (27 Dec 1872 - 14 May 1945)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 17 May 1945
Surnames: POWLEY, CRAFTS, STUHMILLER

Edward POWLEY, 72, of Fruit Avenue, a lifelong resident of this vicinity, died Monday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert CRAFTS of Jeddo, whom he was visiting as the result of a stroke.

Surviving are two sons, Elroy POWLEY of Fruit Avenue, and Francis POWLEY at home; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret CRAFTS and Mrs. Doris STUHMILLER of Buffalo; six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Rebecca POWLEY of Johnson Creek; and a half-sister.

(Interment in West Ridgeway Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 28 Feb 2006


ELIZABETH HODOM POWLEY (Sep 1873 - 26 Apr 1931)

Newspaper: Unknown
Surnames: POWLEY, CHAFEE, HODOM, PORTER, VALENTINE, WHITNEY

Mrs. Elizabeth POWLEY passed away at the General hospital in Buffalo Sunday morning, April 26, 1931, following a serious operation. She had been in very poor health for several months, and four weeks ago was taken to Buffalo for treatment.

She was born in the town of Yates in the year 1873, daughter of Mary and John HODOM, and in 1890 was married to William POWLEY. She spent the greater part of her life in the town of Yates. For many years she had been a member of the Presbyterian church at Lyndonville.

The surviving relatives are her husband; five sons, Clarence, Horace, Carl, of Middleport, Leo of Millers, and Spencer at home; three daughters, Mrs. Lula WHITNEY of Middleport, and Mrs. Ruth VALENTINE and Mrs. Beatrice CHAFFEE of Lyndonville; two brothers, Henry HODOM of Millers and Robert HODOM of Celina, Minn.; also eighteen grandchildren.

The funeral was held at the home on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. A. R. Bloomfield of Avoca, officiating. Burial was in West Ridgeway Cemetery. The bearers were 0. B. Porter, Albert Meland, Ray Downey, Ralph Hood, J. E. Snowdon and C. O. Lewis.

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

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 8 Feb 2004


FLORENCE BERTHA YAXLEY POWLEY (1881 - 5 May 1925)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 14 May 1925
Surnames: POWLEY

The death of Mrs. Edward POWLEY, aged 43 years, occurred Tuesday, May 5th, at her home on Fruit avenue. She was survived by her husband and four children. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon with interment in West Ridgeway Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 24 Feb 2006


ISABELLE HOUSEMAN POWLEY (1861 - June 1938)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Wed., June 15, 1938
Surnames: POWLEY, DUNBAR, LESLIE, HOUSEMAN, PLANZ

Mrs. Isabelle POWLEY, 77, a well known former resident of Lyndonville, died last week, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Adeline DUNBAR, in Columbus. Mrs. POWLEY leaves one sister Mrs. Hulda LESLIE of Lyndonville, two brothers, Perry HOUSEMAN of Medina and Daniel HOUSEMAN of Sherman; and the one daughter.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 16 Jun 2002


Newspaper: Unknown

Mrs. Isabell POWLEY, age 77 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Adeline DUNBAR, 1559 Myrtle avenue, Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday. She is also survived by one other daughter, Mrs. C. J. PLANZ, Bakersfield, Calif.; one son, Edward POWLEY, Medina, N. Y.; two brothers, Daniel HOUSEMAN, Sherman, N. Y., and Perry HOUSEMAN, Medina, N. Y.; one sister, Mrs. Huldah LESLIE, Lyndonville, N. Y. The funeral was held Friday afternoon at the Funeral Home, 2561 Cleveland avenue, Columbus, 0, Rev. L. Ermil Butle, officiating. Interment Eastlawn cemetery.

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

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 8 Feb 2004


Newspaper: Albion Advertiser, Friday 17 Jun 1938, Page 7

Mrs. Isabelle POWLEY, 77, Died last week at Columbus, Ohio. She was the Mother of Edward POWLEY of Medina, and sister of Perry HOUSEMAN of Medina and Mrs. Huldah LESLIE of Lyndonville.

Submitted by: Richard Callard 4 Feb 2002


PARKE D. POWLEY (1899 - 10 Nov 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 18 Nov 1915
Surnames: POWLEY

Parke D. POWLEY, the fifteen-year old son of Edward POWLEY, of Fruit avenue passed away at his home on Wednesday, November 10, as the result of a bullet wound inflicted just beneath the heart. The deceased is survived by his parents, one brother, Elroy and two sisters, Doris Mae and Marie, also a host of friends who mourn his demise. Being only a child, yet he was fast developing into an ideal young man. He possessed a jovial disposition that won the love of everyone who met him. The remains were entered in the West Ridgeway Cemetery. The Rev. Mr. Lobdell officiated.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 7 May 2006


WILLIAM POWLEY (1847 - 2 Jun 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 3 Jun 1915
Surnames: POWLEY, PRUDOM, PEASE, PLANZ

Willam POWLEY died Wednesday morning at 7 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George PRUDOM, on the Murdock road after an illness of over a year, aged 68 years. Surviving are four daughters - Mrs. George PRUDOM, of the Murdock road, Mrs. Everett PEASE, of County Line, Mrs. Cornelius PLANZ, of Bakersfield, Cal., and Rebecca POWLEY, and two sons Edward and William POWLEY. The funeral will be held from his late home at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, with interment in West Ridgeway Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 12 Apr 2006

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PRAHLER

JOSEPH PRAHLER (23 Jul 1884 - 18 May 1960)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Thurs., May 19, 1960
Surnames: PRAHLER, SCHREIBER, REIMER, WILCOX, MILLER, HOLDRAKER, KINGSTON

Joseph PRAHLER, 75, died yesterday afternoon at his home on Ridge Road, Medina, where he had lived and farmed for the past forty-six years. He was born July 23, 1884, in Bad Orb, Germany, and came to the United States by way of Antwerp in October 1895 with his parents and seven brothers and sisters. He became a citizen on Jan. 20, 1922. Mr. Prahler’s parents were Bernard and Kathrina SCHREIBER PRAHLER.

Surviving are his wife, Ilda REIMER PRAHLER, at home; six children, Miss Catherine PRAHLER of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Anna WILCOX of Tacna, Peru, Joseph H. of Birmingham, Mich., Major Robert H. PRAHLER of Washington, D.C. Also, Charles E. of Lyndonville and Mrs. Violet MILLER of Rochester; twelve grandchildren; one brother, Henry PRAHLER of Lockport; two sisters, Mrs. Louise HOLDRAKER of Webster and Mrs. Minnie KINGSTON of San Gabriel, Calif.; several nieces and nephews.

Mr. PRAHLER was a member of St. Mary’s Church and its Holy Name Society, Medina Council 651, Knights of Columbus, and the Orleans County Farm Bureau. Friends may call at the Cleary Funeral Home, Park Ave., where a prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday. A funeral mass will be said at St. Mary’s Church at 9:30 and burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 30 Jan 2003

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PRATT

ESTHER HOWES PRATT (1849 - 8 Jan 1923)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, January 8, 1923
Surnames: PRATT, HOWES

The death of Mrs. Esther PRATT, wife of Dan PRATT occurred at the family home in Albion early this morning, after a brief illness. Beside her husband she is survived by one son, Stanley PRATT of West Gaines, one granddaughter, Miss Margaret PRATT of Knowlesville, two brothers, Ben HOWES of Carlton Station and Pratt HOWES of St. Louis, Mich. Notice of funeral arrangements later.


Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, January 9, 1923

The funeral of Mrs. D. A. PRATT will be held from the family home in Albion Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Chobet officiating. Burial at Otter Creek Cemetery.

(Esther was also known as Mary Esther HOWES. She was the daughter of Joel W. HOWES & Mary E. PRATT)

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


JANETTE JENNINGS PRATT (1840 - 10 Jun 1919)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune; Thurs., 12 June 1919
Surnames: PRATT, JENNINGS

Mrs. Janette PRATT, widow of the late W.(William) L. PRATT, died Tuesday afternoon at her home near Lyndonville, where she had resided for nearly fifty years. Her age was seventy-nine years. She was a member of the Methodist Church of County Line. The funeral will be held at the residence Friday afternoon. Interment on the family lot at West Ridgeway Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 27 Sep 2003


JESSE H. PRATT (14 Jun 1838 - 6 Feb 1916)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 10 Feb 1916
Surnames: PRATT, STARING

Jesse PRATT died Sunday evening last at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles (Jennie) STARING, of Genesee street. Deceased suffered a stroke of paralysis some years ago, since which time he had been in poor health. The immediate cause of death is attributed to heart disease. Mr. PRATT was a veteran of the Civil War, a prominent member of the G. A. R. He was also a member of the Methodist Church and a man highly esteemed in the community. The funeral occurred yesterday afternoon, Rev. W. A. Harris officiating.

(Interment in Millville Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 21 Apr 2014


JOHN HENRY PRATT (10 May 1846 - 2 Mar 1926)

Newspaper: The Orleans American and Weekly News, Thursday, Mar 4, 1926
Surnames: PRATT, TILDEN, HOOD, BRITT, JAMES

John Henry PRATT died at his home, 25 West Park St., Albion, Tuesday morning. He was born in the Town of Gaines May 10, 1846 and leaves two sisters, Mrs. Eliza TILDEN and Mrs. Mary HOOD of Albion; a wife, Mrs. Mary BRITT PRATT; two children, Mrs. Florence JAMES of Albion, and a son, J. Howard PRATT of Gaines and 4 grandchildren. Mr. PRATT served as Supervisor and Assessor in the Town of Gaines for 6 years each.

His funeral services will be held at the home this Thursday afternoon at 2:30. by the Rev. Chas. Robinson. Burial in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Submitted by: Mark Rustay Dec 4, 2001


LILLAN DONNELLY PRATT (1897 - 28 Nov 1957)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon. Nov. 29, 1957
Surnames: PRATT, LAMPRON, DONNELLY, MELAND, CALEB

Mrs. Lillan PRATT, 60, of 114 W. Oak Orchard St. died yesterday afternoon at the Medina Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was born in Colebrook, N.H., the daughter of the late William and Edith LAMPRON DONNELLY. Mrs. PRATT had resided in Medina for the past thirty-four years.

Surviving are her husband, John PRATT Sr.; two daughters, Mrs. Wayne MELAND and Mrs. Wayne CALEB; two sons, Harley PRATT of Philadelphia and Lt. John PRATT of the Medina Police Department. Also, one brother, Joseph E. DONNELLY of Lisbon, N.H.; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Thibault Funeral Home where services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Kenneth Baker of the Shelby Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Millville Cemetery.

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


LUCEVIA PRATT (16 May 1840 - 12 May 1923)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 5/14/1923
Surnames: PRATT, GREEN

The funeral of the late Mrs. Lucevia PRATT who died at her home here on Saturday afternoon, was held this afternoon from her late home. The deceased was 82 years of age and is survived by a daughter, Mrs. GREEN of Bloomington, Indiana.

The funeral services were in charge of Welcome Rebekah Lodge and Rev. Gilbert A. Shaw of St. John’s. Burial was made in the family lot at West Ridgeway Cemetery. The late Mrs. PRATT was well known in Medina and vicinity, having spent the most of her life at or near Ridgeway Corners. She was the mother of the late Ora PRATT.

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


MARY BRITT PRATT (13 Nov 1852 - 5 Apr 1940)

Newspaper: The Orleans Republican, Wednesday, Apr 10, 1940, page 8
Surnames: PRATT, BRITT, JAMES

Mrs. John PRATT, the former Mary BRITT and a long-time local resident, died Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Herbert JAMES, on W. Park St. The funeral Rites were held Monday afternoon in the James home with burial at Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Mrs. Pratt was 87 years old. She belonged to the Pullman Memorial Universalist Church. She also leaves a son, J. Howard PRATT of Gaines; a brother, Bruce BRITT, Medina, and four grandchildren.

Submitted by: Mark Rustay Dec 4, 2001


ROY PRATT (28 Nov 1895 - 27 Oct 1952)

Newspaper: The Medina Daily Journal; dated Tues., 28 Oct. 1952
Surnames: PRATT, GEBHART, BOYCE, JOSLIN, CARPENTER, HOUSEMAN, ROWLEY

Lyndonville - Roy PRATT, 55, a native of this section, died Monday afternoon on the Ernest Rowley farm here. Mr. PRATT has been visiting his brother, Louis PRATT. Death was due to a bronchial congestion. Mr. PRATT was born in the town of Yates, November 28, 1895, son of William and Anna GEBHART PRATT. His wife, Mrs. Mabel BOYCE PRATT, died in January 1934.

He is survived by three sisters; Mrs. Douglas JOSLIN, Kenosha, Wisc., Mrs. William CARPENTER, Lyndonville and Mrs. Dora HOUSEMAN, Medina; two brothers, Edgar PRATT, Lockport, and Louie PRATT, Lyndonville. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Smythe Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Billingsley will officiate and burial will be in Lynhaven Cemetery.

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

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 16 Dec 2005


WILLIAM PRATT (10 Apr 1858 - 13 Apr 1931)

Newspaper: Unknown
Surnames: PRATT, CARPENTER, GEPHART, GOTTS, HOUSEMAN, JOSLIN, WOLFE

William PRATT died at the county hospital, Albion, Monday evening, April 13, 1931, after a long illness; aged 73 years. Mr. PRATT was born in the town of Yates April 10, 1858, the son of the late Martin and Mary (GOTTS) PRATT. He married Miss Anna GEPHART on June 9, 1892, and engaged in farming until about two years ago when he moved to Lyndonville.

Besides his widow, he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Ava JOSLIN, Kenosha, Wis.; Mrs. Dora HOUSEMAN, Medina; Mrs. Jessie CARPENTER and Mrs. Edith WOLFE, Lyndonville; three sons; Edgar K., Brockport; Roy J., and Louie at home, also two sisters, Miss Mary PRATT, Medina, and Miss Sarah PRATT, Lyndonville.

The funeral will be held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edith Wolfe on hursday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. F. Mittlefehldt, officiating. Burial will be in Bates Road Cemetery.

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

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 8 Feb 2004


WINSLOW SHIPMAN PRATT (Jan 1881 - 17 Aug 1908)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs, 27 Aug 1908 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: PRATT, MARTYN, SHIPMAN

Word has been received at Albion of the death of Winslow PRATT in Los Angeles, Cal., aged 28 years. He was born in this county and was the son of the late Willis PRATT, of West Gaines. Mr. PRATT was a graduate of the Albion high school and won the scholarship in this county to enter Cornell. He was the engineer and surveyor on the Sonora railroad in Mexico with headdquarters in Guaymas. He had been ill with typhoid fever in Los Angeles, Cal., for two weeks where his wife (Inez MARTYN) and mother (Beulah SHIPMAN) are stopping.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 21 Feb 2006

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PRESTON

ELLSWORTH J. PRESTON (Apr 1863 - 24 May 1951)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Fri., 5/25/1951
Surnames: PRESTON, DeGRASS, GRIMES, RUMBLE

Carlton Resident, 88, Dies in Albion
The Death of E. J. PRESTON of Carlton Station, age 88, occurred at Arnold Gregory Memorial Hospital, Albion, yesterday morning following a long illness.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jesse DeGRASS, Carlton Station; two sons, Fancher of Medina and Milton of Albion; one brother, Frank, Medina; one sister, Mrs. Mary RUMBLE, Lyndonville. Mr. PRESTON's youngest sister, Mrs. Bert GRIMES, Knowlesville, passed away on the same date a year ago.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 ar the Grinnell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 28 Feb 2006


JAY C. PRESTON (27 Mar 1869 - 8 Feb 1950)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Wed., Feb. 8, 1950
Surnames: PRESTON, HURLBURT, RUMBLE, GRIMES

Lyndonville - Jay PRESTON, 79, died early this morning in an Albion hospital, where he had been a patient for nearly two years. Born March 27, 1869, in the Town of Ridgeway, he was the son of the late Joseph and Martha HURLBURT PRESTON. He had lived in the vicinity of Lyndonville most of his life.

Surviving are two brothers, Frank of Medina, and Ellsworth PRESTON of Kendall; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary RUMBLE of Lyndonville, and Mrs. Burt (Mercie) GRIMES of Knowlesville.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home of his sister, Mrs. Rumble, Platten Road, Lyndonville. Burial will be in Lynhaven Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 30 Apr 2002


JOHN H. PRESTON (2 Dec 1858 - 25 Jun 1926)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune: Thurs, 1 Jul 1926
Surnames: PRESTON

John H. PRESTON, aged 67 years, died Friday afternoon at his home on West Center street after a long illness. He is survived by his wife (Maude) and one son Clyde E. PRESTON. Mr. PRESTON was an elder of the local Presbyterian Church. The funeral was held Monday afternoon Rev. W. L. Findlay officiating. Burial was in West Ridgeway Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 11 Nov 2007


MAUDE E. HOWLETT PRESTON (9 Nov 1864 - 25 May 1931)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 28 May 1931
Surnames: PRESTON, FULLER, KENWARD, HOWLETT

Mrs. Maude E. PRESTON, aged 66 years, died on Monday morning at the home of her son, Clyde, on Marshall road, after a short illness. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Mary FULLER; one son, Clyde; one sister, Mrs. Julia KENWARD, of Albion, and one brother, Samuel HOWLETT, of Ridgeway. The funeral will be held this Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial will be in West Ridgeway Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 16 Jan 2012

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PRIDMORE

ROY PRIDMORE (1900 - 11 Feb 1916)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs. 17 Feb 1916
Surnames: PRIDMORE

The death of Roy PRIDMORE, 15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. PRIDMORE, of Holley, occurred Friday afternoon at the home of his parents, following an illness of typhoid fever.

(Note: Roy was the son of Frank and May PRIDMORE. There is no record of this burial)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 21 Apr 2014

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PRINDLE

PATEINCE WRIGHT WEBSTER PRINDLE (1766 - 9 Nov 1846)

Newspaper: Rochester Democract, Friday, Nov 20, 1846
Surnames: PRINDLE, WEBSTER, STRICKLAND

In Albion at the residence of Mr. Tollman Rogers, Mrs. Patience W. PRINDLE aged 79 years.

(She was wife of William STRICKLAND of Gill, MA, and Nathan PRINDLE of Northfield, MA)

(Interred at Union Cemetery)

Submitted by: Sheila Strickland Mar 11, 2002

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PRINGLE

ALICE HARMON PRINGLE (16 Apr 1874 - 26 Oct 1955)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Thurs., 27 Oct. 1955
Surnames: PRINGLE, HARMON, HESS, SAVARD

LYNDONVILLE - Mrs. Alice HESS PRINGLE, 81, died Wednesday in Medina Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for six days. Her health had been failing for several years. Born in Canada April 16, 1874, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John HARMON. She had resided in this vicinity since her childhood. She was married to John HESS of Somerset in 1892; his death occurred in 1941. In 1945 she married Edwin E. PRINGLE of Lyndonville, since deceased. Mrs. Pringle was a member of the Lyndonville Methodist Church and of the Gleaners Circle of the Women’s Society of Christian Service.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Rose SAVARD, Ventura, Calif. and one niece and one nephew. For the past several years she had made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Frank PRINGLE on Ward Road. Funeral services will be held in the Smythe Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 3:15 in charge of the Rev. Donald M. Peck, pastor of the Lyndonville Methodist Church. Burial will be in Cold Springs Cemetery, Lockport.

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

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb, 8 Feb 2004


CATHERINE THOMPSON PRINGLE (15 Sep 1840 - 7 May 1880)

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

PRINGLE - In Ridgeway, May 7th, 1880, of consumption, Catherine T., wife of S. B. PRINGLE, in the fortieth year of her age. Catherine T. PRINGLE (daughter of the late Aaron Thompson) was born in the town of Ridgeway Sept, 15th, 1840, and always lived on the farm on which she died. After a lingering illness with consumption she passed quietly and peacefully away to the other world on Friday morning, May 7th, 1880. All that knew her knew her to love, respect and cherish ___. Although she never united with any church yet she experienced a change of heart soon after the death of her child some seven years ago, and fixed her eye on a bright-star which she ever kept in view, and when the time came she was ready and willing to meet her God. She was married to Stephen B. PRINGLE, September 16th, 1865. She leaves a husband and three children to mourn her loss.

(Interment in Lynhaven Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb, 22 Sep 2006


FRANK LOREN PRINGLE (1907 - 23 May 1957)

Newspaper: Unknown
Surnames: PRINGLE, DUNN, HARE, NEAL

LYNDONVILLE, May 23 - Frank Loren PRINGLE, 50, died unexpectedly today (May 23, 1957) of a heart attack which he suffered while in a physician’s office where he had gone because he was feeling ill. He was born here and passed his entire life in the same home in Ward Road. He was a machinist and was graduated from Lyndonville High School and attended Cortland State Teachers College. He was a member of the Yates Center Baptist Church, a deacon and choir member of that church and had been active in its organizations.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Grace NEAL PRINGLE; a daughter, Mrs. Milford DUNN; a son, Robert, and three granddaughters, all of Lyndonville; a sister, Mrs. Irene HARE of Lockport; a brother, Leon of Los Angeles, Calif.; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Smythe Funeral Home here from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The service will be conducted there Sunday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Hobart Blanchard of the Yates Center Baptist Church. Burial in Lynhaven Cemetery.

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

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb, 8 Feb 2004


HOMER McKIE PRINGLE (17 Jul 1921 - 25 Sep/Oct 1943)

Newspaper: The Lyndonville Enterprise, Thurs., 27 Nov 1947
Surnames: PRINGLE, NICHOLS, McKIE

First of Lyndonville’s War Dead Laid to Rest

Home after a long journey from Hawaii, the body of Flight Officer Homer M. PRINGLE arrived in Medina, on Nov. 11 escorted by Lt. Alexander Lampart. He was met on arrival by Earl Warne, mortician, a group from the Houseman-Tanner post, his sister, Leah PRINGLE, an uncle, Floyd NICHOLS, and a number of friends. His remains were taken to his home and that of his grandmother, Mrs. (Angie L.) McKIE of Lyndonville. The funeral services were held Friday afternoon with a prayer at the home, after which his body was taken to Yates Baptist church of which he was a member. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Floyd Childs.

There was a guard of honor from the Houseman-Tanner Post at the home and church. The services at the grave were in charge of the Houseman-Tanner Post and were conducted by their chaplain, Rev. R. Draffin. The firing squad commanded by Paul Chaffee fired three volleys into the north, after which “Taps” were sounded by Jean Knights. After the services the flag was removed from the casket by Commander Francis Postle assisted by Kenneth Dack who folded it and gave it to the chaplain who presented the flag to Mrs. McKIE. The firing squad was composed of Harry Maines, Everett Johnson, David Crosby, Jr., Robert Whipple, Donald Whitney, Lyle Houseman, Harold Smith, and Robert Peters. The color bearers and guard consisted of Willard Gates, Charles Conley and Peter Stelianou. The bearers were friends of Homer Pringle, namely, George D. Bidleman, Kenneth Dack, Stanley Lewis, Roger Martin, Harry Nellist and Hubert Tuttle. Flight Officer PRINGLE was a graduate of Lyndonville Central school and was taking special vocal training at the Eastman School of Music when he entered the service.

(Note: An earlier article in the Lyndonville Enterprise, dated 13 Nov. 1947, gave FL/O Pringle’s death date as 25 Sept. 1943. The Lynhaven cemetery records list his death date as October 1943.)

(Interment in Lynhaven Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb, 21 Jun 2006


STEPHEN B. PRINGLE (1839 - 13 Nov 1922)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, November 14, 1922
Surnames: PRINGLE, KEELER

The death of Stephen B. PRINGLE, formerly of Lyndonvllle, occurred at his home near Spencerport Monday forenoon, after a long illness, aged 83 years.

He is survived by three sons, S. Scott of Knowlesville, Clarence A. of Chicago, and Don W. of Brockport; three daughters, L. Belle PRINGLE of Knowlesville, Mrs. J. F. KEELER of Charlotte and Gladys S. PRINGLE of Spencerport.

The funeral will be held Wednesday, November 15th, at his late home at one o’clock. The remains will be brought to Lynhaven Cemetery, Lyndonville, for interment. The deceased was for over 40 years a resident of the town of Ridgeway, and for the past fifteen years has made his home at Spencerport.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb, Sep 2, 2001

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PRITCHARD

CHARLES PRITCHARD (May 1876 - 2 Aug 1926)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 5 Aug. 1926
Surnames: PRITCHARD, COON

Charles PRITCHARD, aged 50 years, died early Monday morning in the Lockport Hospital following an operation for appendicitis Thursday. He is survived by his wife (Nora COON), twelve children, five grandchildren, five brothers and four sisters. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from his home on South Main street.

(Interment in West Ridgeway Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Nov 2007


JAMES EARL PRITCHARD (27 Aug 1914 - 27 Jun 1920)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs., 1 Jul 1920
Surnames: PRITCHARD

Earl PRITCHARD, the five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles PRITCHARD of South Main Street, died Sunday evening at the family home. Death followed an attack of influenza. The funeral was held Tuesday morning.

(Interment in West Ridgeway Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 6 Sep 2005


JOHN PRITCHARD (29 Nov 1845 - 12 Feb 1923)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, February 12, 1923
Surnames: PRITCHARD, ANDERSON, DURWARD, SAHROW, AINSLIE

The death of John PRITCHARD occurred at his home on South Main Street Sunday noon. The deceased is survived by his wife (Mary ADAMS), and his sons, William of Ridgeway, Charles and Thomas of Medina, Bruce of Buffalo, Manuel of Olcott Beach, and Robert of the U.S. Marine Corps at Plymouth, N. H., and four daughters, Mrs. Charles DURWARD of Bradford, Canada, Mrs. Burt ANDERSON of St. Catharines, Ont., Mrs. Otto SAHROW of Medina, and Florence (AINSLIE) of Kokomo, Ind. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock at his late home and the interment will be at Bates Road Cemetery.

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


LLOYD D. PRITCHARD (1904 - 8 Jan 1951)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Mon., Jan. 8, 1951
Surnames: PRITCHARD

Albion - Masonic services are to be conducted by Albion Renovation Lodge, F&AM at Elba Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow for Lloyd D. PRITCHARD, 47, of Williamsville, former Albion resident and member of Albion Lodge, who was killed early Saturday morning in an automobile accident at the intersection of Transit and Buffalo Rds., in Erie County. He lived in Albion around 20 years ago when he worked on the old James Ryan Farm.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 26 May 2003


MARY ADAMS PRITCHARD (29 Apr 1856 - 13 Feb 1923)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, February 13, 1923
Surnames: PRITCHARD, ADAMS, AINSLIE, SAHROW

Double Funeral Will Be Held Tomorrow
Mrs. Mary PRICHARD 's Death This Morning Followed that of Husband Yesterday. The death of Mrs. Mary PRICHARD, widow of the late John PRICHARD occurred at the family home on South Main Street (Medina) this morning, following that of her husband, John PRICHARD, who died yesterday morning. Mrs. PRICHARD was 67 years old and is survived by Mrs. Otto SAHROW and Thomas PRICHARD of Medina, Bruce PRICHARD of Buffalo, Manual PRICHARD of Olcott Beach, Mrs. William AINSLIE of Kokomo, Ind., and Robert PRICHARD of the U.S. Marine Corps at Portsmouth, N. H.

The double funeral of father and mother will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at two o’clock at their late home, 733 South Main Street (Medina) and the interment will be at the Bates Road Cemetery.

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

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PRONATH

WILHELMINA LUDWIG PRONATH (Feb 1849 - 20 Feb 1911)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Feb 20, 1911
Surnames: PRONATH

Mrs. William PRONATH died suddenly at her home in the western part of the village at four o’clock this morning, from apoplexy. The deceased had been in good health and retired last evening as usual. Her husband was awakened in the night and before aid could be summoned she expired. Coroner Charles E. FAIRMAN was summoned, and after an examination granted a certificate of death due to apoplexy, believing that an inquest was unnecessary. The deceased is survived by her husband, a daughter, and a son.

(Interment in North Shelby Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Nov 13, 2001

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PROUD

ANNA PROUD (1849 - 1 Sep 1911)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 7 Sep 1911
Surnames: PROUD

Mrs. Anna PROUD, of Buffalo, 62 years old, employed as cook on the gravel boat Edward Easton, fell overboard Friday evening and was drowned near the Main street swing bridge, Albion.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 189 Jul 2006

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PRUDDEN

MRS. FERRIS G. PRUDDEN ( - 9 Apr 1919)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 10 Apr 1919
Surnames: PRUDDEN

Friends of Ferris G. PRUDDEN, son of Willis G. Prudden, will regret to learn of the death of his wife at her home in Baltimore yesterday morning. Besides her husband she is survived by one son aged about one year.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 31 Aug 2008


HENRY PRUDDEN (1822 - 13 Jan 1903)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 22 Jan. 1903
Surnames: PRUDDEN, SEARLE, CURTISS, HART

Henry PRUDDEN passed away at his home on West avenue on Tuesday, January 13th, 1903, at the advanced age of eighty-one years. Mr. Prudden was born in Orange, Conn. He came to Lockport in 1835 and moved to Medina in 1860, where he has since resided. He was a man of sterling principles and of a kind heart, and was loved and respected by all who knew him.

The surviving members of his family are a wife, Mrs. Sarah PRUDDEN, and four children, Mrs. Edward P. Searle, of Toledo, 0.; Mrs. Charles CURTISS, of Rochester; Miss Harriet PRUDDEN, of Medina, and Edward PRUDDEN, of Beaver Crossing, Neb. Also a sister, Mrs. N. P. HART, who resided with him. (Interment in Lockport)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 31 Oct 2005

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PRUSSIA

ANNA BEELE PERRY PRUSSIA (4 Jul 1867 - 13 Jun 1937)

Newspaper: The Orleans Republican, page 8, Wednesday, June 16, 1937
Surnames: PRUSSIA, PERRY, HOLLENBECK, WILLIAMS

Mrs. Anna Belle PERRY PRUSSIA, widow of Charles PRUSSIA, died Sunday morning at the home of her son, Ross in Waterport. She was 69 years old.

Born July 4, 1867 to Thomas and Sophronia WILLIAMS PERRY, natives of the State, Mrs. PRUSSIA had passed her entire life in this vicinity. A previous marriage to Lewis HOLLENBECK was terminated by his death a number of years ago. She belonged to the Abeel Rebekah Lodge at Albion.

The funeral service was held Tuesday in the home of another son, Fay HOLLENBECK at Gaines. The Rev. H. J. Marquis, pastor of Waterport Methodist Church, officiated at the service and at the burial rites in Mt. Albion Cemetery. She leaves also nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild to survive her.

Submitted by: Mark Rustay Jan 30, 2002

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PSZCZULKOWSKI

WALTER PSZCZULKOWSKI (1870 - 12 Dec 1949)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Tues., 13 Dec 1949
Surnames: PSZCZULKOWSKI, HARTWAY, SIWINSKI, TUROSKI

Walter PSCZULKOWSKI, 77, died last night after a long illness in Albion. He was born in Poland and came here as a young man and lived his entire life in Orleans County.

He is survived by one son, Leo TUROSKI of Medina; two daughters, Mrs. Regina SIWINSKI of Waterport and Mrs. Mary HARTWAY of Albion; also eleven grandchildren and several brothers living in Poland.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9:30 from Cleary's Funeral Home and at 10 o'clock at Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. Anthony KRAWCZYK officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 21 Mar, 2002

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PSZCZULTKOSKI

WALTER PSZCZULTKOSKI (25 Jan 1892 - 26 Sep 1947)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal
Surnames: PSZCZULTKOSKI, CHATT, DEREFINKO, OKON

Walter PSZCZULTKOSKI, 55, died suddenly at his home on the Slade Road, Saturday morning. Born in Poland, he had lived here since a young man.

Surviving are four sons, Julius, Stephen, John and Chester (PSZCZULTKOSKI), all of Medina, four daughters, Mrs. Jean DEREFINKO of Batavia, Mrs. Irene CHATT of Medina and Victoria and Gertrude (PSZCZULTKOSKI), at home; also seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 8:30 o'clock from the Cleary Funeral Home, Park Avenue, and at 9 o’clock at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

(Father: Joseph PSZCZULTKOSKI, Husband of Anna OKON)

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 12 Oct 2001

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PULLMAN

JANE TRACY PULLMAN (20 Oct 1841 - 22 Aug 1908)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs, 27 Aug 1908 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: PULLMAN, TRACY

The body of Mrs. James M. PULLMAN reached Albion for burial Tuesday. She was the widow of a prominent Universalist preacher, brother of George M. PULLMAN, and her death occurred at the family home in Lynn, Mass. The interment was in the PULLMAN lot at Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 21 Feb 2006

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PUNCH

MAE HIGGINS PUNCH (24 Nov 1891 - 13 Feb 1948)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal
Surnames: PUNCH, HIGGINS

Funeral services for Mrs. Mae PUNCH, 56, wife of Ovid M. PUNCH, owner of Punch Specialties, whose death occurred unexpectedly as the result of a heart attack Friday evening, at her home, (Services) will be held tomorrow morning at 9:30 o’clock from the residence, 500 West Center Street, and at 10 o’clock at St. Mary’s Church, where a Solemn Requiem High Mass will be said.

Born In Rochester, Nov. 24, 1891, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Dorenza Higgins. Mrs. PUNCH had been a resident of Medina for approximately 20 years. A communicant of St. Mary’s Church, she was a member and past grand regent of Court Santa Maria, Catholic Daughters of America. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of the James P. Clark Post. Mrs. PUNCH was the Medina representative of the Charis Corsetieres.

Surviving are her husband, Ovid M. PUNCH; one daughter, Miss Rita PUNCH: and two sons, Ovid M. PUNCH, Jr. and Raymond PUNCH, all at home; and one brother, Walter Higgins of Rochester. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

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

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PURDY

REBEKAH PURDY (10 Aug 1800 - 27 Apr 1881)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 5 May 1881
Surnames: PURDY

Died - PURDY: In Middleville, Barry Co., Mich, April 27th, ‘81, Mrs. Rebekah PURDY, aged 80 years, 8 months and 25 days. The deceased was formerly a resident of this village.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 7 Mar 2008

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PUTMAN

HANNAH ANN PAWLING PUTMAN (1820 - 10 Nov 1890)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 13 Nov 1890
Surnames: PUTMAN, PAWLING

Lyndonville - Mrs. John PUTMAN died on Monday, aged seventy-one, after a painful illness of several months. Deceased has been for several years an active member of the M. E. Church. Her voice was always heard in the social meetings and her life was an exemplary one. She lived the religion she professed, and died in the faith.

(Interment in Lynhaven Cemetery)

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

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PUTNAM

JAMES PUTNAM (1829 - 12 Jan 1917)

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

The death of James PUTNAM, aged 88 years, occurred at the home of his daughter, Miss Minnie PUTNAM, in Albion Friday.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb Staff, 4 May 200


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