Orleans County, New York

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SURNAMES: SUCHARSKI, SUHALLA, SULLIVAN, SUMMER, SUMMERVILLE, SUMNER, SUTTER, SUTTON, SWAIN, SWAN, SWART, SWARTZ, SWARTHOUT, SWEENEY, SWEET, SWETT, SWIATEK, SWIERCYNSKI, SWIFT, SWOBE, SYKES, SZCZECHOWIAK & SZERWINSKI


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SUCHARSKI

GEORGE SUCHARSKI (10 Apr 1866 - 7 Apr 1946)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon 4/8/1946
Surnames: SUCHARSKI, BOWMAN, SIWINSKI

George Sucharski, 79, of Salt Road, died Sunday morning in the Emergency Hospital, Buffalo. He would have been 80 years of age on Wednesday. Born in Poland April 10, 1866, Mr. SUCHARSKI had lived in Medina for thirty-five years where he was a farmer. He resided with his son, Leo SUCHARSKI, Salt Road.

Surviving are three sons, Leo of Medina, and Joseph and Edward SUCHARSKI of Buffalo; one daughter, Mrs. Sophie BOWMAN of Buffalo; one step-son, Stanley SIWINSKI of Medina; and seventeen grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home of his son, Leo SUCHARSKI, Salt Road, with burial in Boxwood Cemetery

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 28 Feb 2006

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SUHALLA

EDMOND J. SUHALLA (Dec 1884 - 14 Jul 1948)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal
Surnames: SUHALLA, BECKER, KOCH, MALONE, SMITH, VIZA

Edmond SUHALLA, 64, died early this morning at his home, 213 Laurel Street. Born in Medina, Mr. SUHALLA had resided here all of his lifetime, working as a molder at the various foundries. He was recently employed at the Medina Iron and Brass Co. A communicant of St. Mary's Church, he was a member of the Holy Name Society of the Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Roland SMITH of Kenmore, Mrs. Roy KOCH of Lancaster, and Mrs. Walter VIZA of Medina; one son, Stanley SUHALLA of Albany; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren; also two sisters, Mrs. Magnus BECKER of Buffalo and Mrs. Martha MALONE of Lockport and one brother, Leo SUHALLA of Buffalo.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the O'Reilly Funeral Home, East Center Street and at 9 o’clock at St. Mary’s Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

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

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SULLIVAN

(unknown male) SULLIVAN ( - 31 Aug 1890)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 4 Sep 1890
Surnames: SULLIVAN

A terrible accident happened near Gaines on Sunday, resulting in the death of the victim, a man named SULLIVAN. He was looking into the muzzle of a gun, when something caused it to explode, inflicting injuries from which he soon died.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 16 Feb 2007


BARBARA BUBB SULLIVAN (31 Jan 1893 - 21 Oct 1953)

Newspaper: The Orleans Republican-American, Thursday, May 20, 1948, pg 1
Surnames: SULLIVAN, BUBB, BINDER

Lyndonville - Mrs. Barbara SULLIVAN, age 60, wife of Thomas SULLIVAN, died suddenly at her home on Maple Ave., late Wednesday afternoon. Her death was due to a heart attack.

Born in Williamsport, Pa., Jan. 31, 1893, the daughter of Christian and Mary BUBB, she married Thomas SULLIVAN of Rochester about 34 years ago. For the past 30 years their home has been in Lyndonville. She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church and the Rosary and Altar Society and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of the American Legion, Medina.

She is survived by her husband, one daughter Miss Betty SULLIVAN of Marcellus, N. Y. and one son, Gordon, Kansas City, Mo. Two sisters, Mrs. Carl BINDER and Miss Mabel BUBB, Detroit, Mich., two brothers, James J. BUBB, Detroit, Mich. and Norman BUBB, Holley, several nieces and nephews. Prayer service will be said at Smythe Funeral Home Saturday morning at 9 o’clock, requiem Mass at St. Mary’s Church, Medina at 9:30 with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Medina.

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

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 20 Jan 2006


MSGR. FRANCIS SULLIVAN (13 Dec 1855 - 17 May 1948)

Newspaper: The Orleans Republican-American, Thursday, May 20, 1948, pg 1
Surnames: SULLIVAN

MSGR. FRANCIS SULLIVAN PASSES, LONG ACTIVE IN ALBION, FUNERAL THIS MORNING.

The somber tolling of the bell in St. Joseph's church shortly after six o'clock Monday evening signaled to all within hearing range the passing of 92-year-old Monsignor Francis SULLIVAN in Mercy Hospital, Buffalo. He had made his home there since March of last year, the year after his retirement from almost half a century as pastor of St. Joseph's church here. All stores in downtown Albion are closed this morning for the funeral service, a Solemn Pontifical High Requiem Mass by Bishop John J. O'Hara of the Buffalo diocese. A nephew of Father SULLIVAN, the very Rev. James T. SULLIVAN of East Aurora will be Deacon at the service, and Rev. Felix McCabe, D.D. who succeeded to the pastorate here in January 1946, will be Sub-Deacon. Schools are also closed in recognition of his 18 years of service on the Albion Board of Education.

Death cut short by two days the 65th year since Monsignor SULLIVAN was ordained as a priest at Niagara University. Wednesday would also have marked the 51st anniversary of his coming to the Albion parish and the 19th anniversary of his investiture as a Monsignor or Prince of the Church.

Born Dec. 13th, 1855 in Hartland, Niagara County, about 15 miles from Albion, he had served as some months after his ordination as an assistant pastor at Ellicottville and then was assigned to the Perry-Silver Springs parish. On the 14th anniversary of donning the robes of priesthood, he was sent the Albion to succeed the Rev. John Beiden, who had in the previous year superintended the building of the new church edifice on West Park Street. Father Sullivan's job was to get enough money out of the congregation to pay the church debt. He not only did this but he added the school and the Lyceum property, a home for use as a convent for the nuns, and a house for the janitor. Within less than 20 years he had freed the church of debt and in 1923 had opened the new cemetery on East Avenue, the chapel of which, was dedicated by Bishop William Turner on Memorial Day in 1923. St. Joseph's is one of only three or four parishes in the Buffalo diocese which are free from debt.

The body of Monsignor SULLIVAN who prefer to be called 'Father' SULLIVAN, was brought here Tuesday to St. Joseph's Rectory. At 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon it was taken to St. Joseph's church to lie in state until the funeral this morning. Bearers in the procession were Daniel Hanley Jr., William Monacelli, Pasquale DiLaura, W. Murray Daily, Edward Coffey, Dominic Albanese, James T. Lonergan and Charles Crowley. A large delegation of clergy were on hand for the recitation of the Office for the Dead at 4 o'clock and remained for the funeral service this morning. Following the service, he will be laid to rest in a handsome mausoleum in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, selected by him a number of years ago.

Submitted by: Mark Rustay 9 Jul 2003


JAMES SULLIVAN ( - 28 Nov 1910)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Tues., Nov. 29, 1910
Surnames: SULLIVAN.

The remains of Mr. James SULLIVAN, of Buffalo, will be brought here tomorrow for burial. Funeral services will be held Thursday at nine o'clock at St. Mary's Church. Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 2 Mar 2002


JOHN E. SULLIVAN (1921 - 13 Aug 1937)

Newspaper: The Orleans Republican, Albion; Wed. Aug. 18, 1937
Surnames: SULLIVAN, McENTEE

Victim of a collision between a car and a truck Friday near his home in Kenmore, John SULLIVAN, 16, was buried in St. Joseph’s Cemetery here yesterday morning, following services at St. Paul's Church in Kenmore.

The youth was the son of Jeremiah SULLIVAN and of Mrs. Catherine McENTEE SULLIVAN, a former resident of Albion. With a companion he was riding in a car which was smashed by a heavy truck. His companion is still in serious condition in the hospital.

Submitted by: Mark Rustay Feb 14, 2002


MARGARET SULLIVAN (1834 - 15 Aug 1909)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 19 Aug 1909 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: SULLIVAN

Sunday night at the Orleans County Hospital occurred the death of Mrs. Margaret SULLIVAN, following a stroke of paralysis, aged 75 years. Mrs. SULLIVAN was for many years a resident of Albion. She leaves no immediate relatives.

(Interment in Old St. Joseph’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 21 Feb 2006


TIMOTHY SULLIVAN (May 1826 - 4 Feb 1903)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 5 Feb. 1903
Surnames: SULLIVAN

Timothy SULLIVAN died at his home on Orient Street last night, in the seventy-seventh year of his age. Funeral Saturday morning.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 31 Oct 2005


VERNA G. BARNSDALE SULLIVAN (15 Mar 1903 - 25 Jul 1949)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Tues., July 26, 1949
Surnames: SULLIVAN, SKEELS, HORTON, BARNSDALE

The death of Mrs. Verna G. SULLIVAN, a native of East Shelby, occurred at her home in Buffalo yesterday. She is survived by her husband, Frank SULLIVAN, two sisters, Mrs. Harold SKEELS of Cataraugus, N. Y., and Miss Edith BARNSDALE of Rochester. She was born at East Shelby March 15, 1905. Her parents were the late Thomas and Catherine HORTON BARNSDALE.

Funeral services will be in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 1336 Main Street, Buffalo, Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock, with burial in the East Shelby Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 2 Jun 2002

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SUMMER

MRS. WILLIAM O. SUMMER ( - 26 Jan 1917)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 1 Feb 1917
Surnames: SUMMER, WINSLOW

Information has been received of the death of Mrs. William O. SUMMER, which occurred at her home at Stanley, Iowa, January 26th. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Alice A. WINSLOW, who resided with her mother. Mr. SUMMER and family moved from the Summer farm South of Medina some years ago and settled at Stanley, Iowa.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 13 May 2006

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SUMMERVILLE

HOWARD SUMMERVILLE ( - Dec 1918)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs., 5 Dec 1918
Surnames: SUMMERVILLE

Information was received in town yesterday of the death of Howard SUMMERVILLE at a hospital in France from wounds received in the U.S.(?) service.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 4 Jan 2009

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SUMNER

SALLY ANN WELD SUMNER (10 Jun 1820 - 4 Oct 1910)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Oct 5, 1910
Surnames: SUMNER, WELD, ALLIS

Mrs. Sally Ann SUMNER, one of the oldest residents of Medina, died at the home of her brother, J. Milo WELD, of West Center street, at 6:30 last evening, after an illness of over eight years. Death was due to old age, the deceased being in her ninety-first year.

She suffered a shock of paralysis on September 2, 1902, and has been unable to walk since. During all these years she has been suffering with the fortitude that comes of a true Christian spirit. She never complained of her lot, but heroically withstood the ravages of the disease which resulted in her death. Her wonderful constitution kept her alive months after it seemed as though she could hardly survive a single hour.

The deceased was born Sally A. WELD in the town of Ridgeway, June 10, 1820, daughter of the late John Weld. On October 18, 1871, she was married to Deacon J. (James) SUMNER, who died August 30, 1886.

During her entire life she had been a resident of this locality, and very active in church and charitable work. She was always a bright industrious woman and took much interest in all public and church affairs, doing considerable to aid in such undertakings.

She is survived by a brother, J. Milo WELD, two nephews, Lewis WELD, of Evanston, Ill., and Sumner ALLIS, of Medina, and a neice, Miss Marion ALLIS, of Medina.

The funeral services will be held from the residence of J. M. WELD on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. F. T. LATHAM officiating. Interment will be at Boxwood Cemetery.

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

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SUTTER

MRS. WILLIAM G. SUTTER ( - 28 Jan 1911)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 2 Feb 1911
Surnames: SUTTER, PIERCE

B. Martin SUTTER received a telegram Saturday morning informing him of the death of his sister-in-law, Mrs. William G. SUTTER, at her home in Chicago. Mrs. SUTTER was formerly Miss PIERCE, of Medina, and well known here several years ago.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 23 Jan 2011

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SUTTON

SARAH A. McDERMOTT SUTTON ( - 23 Dec 1916)

Newspaper: Medina Dailey Journal, 12/26/1916
Surnames: SUTTON, SHELTON, DANOLDS, WILSON, APPS, McDERMOTT

Mrs. Sarah A. SUTTON, wife of Joseph SUTTON, died at her home in Lockport, December 23rd. She leaves her husband, and two daughters, Mrs. George SHELTON and Miss Winifred SUTTON, and one son, Thomas; three sisters, Mrs. F. E. DANOLDS, of Boston, Mass., Mrs. Henry WILSON, of Jordan, NY, and Mrs. William APPS, of Medina; one brother, Stephen McDERMOTT, of Dorchester, Mass.

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

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SWAIN

CLARA SWAIN (1865 – 5 Dec 1920)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; 9 Dec 1920
Surnames: SWAIN

Mrs. Clara SWAIN, aged 55 years, died at her home in Rochester on Sunday. The deceased formerly resided in Lyndonville.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 22 May 2014


EMILY E. SWAIN (1831 - 27 Jan 1911)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 2 Feb 1911
Surnames: SWAIN, BARRY

Mrs. SWAIN died on Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. N. (Newton) J. BARRY, aged nearly 80 years. The funeral was held on Monday from the house.

(Interment in Lynhaven Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 16 Jan 2012

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SWAN

ELLA MAE ORR SWAN (1884 - 29 Jan 1971)

Newspaper: Unknown
Surnames: SWAN, ORR

Ella May Swan, 3752 Redman Rd., Brockport, N.Y., January 29 1971.
She is survived by one son, Andrew SWAN of Brockport,; one grandson, Richard SWAN of Brockport; two great-grandson; one brother, Melvin ORR of Corning: several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Fower Funeral Home, Inc, 52 State St, Brockport, Sunday 3-5, 7-9. Funeral services Monday at 2 p.m. Interment at the convenience of the family.

(Note: Ella was the wife of Ora Levi SWAN Jr. Ora and a son, Andrew M. are also buried in Mt. Albion)

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Jean Morse 8 Feb 2011


EMMA M. ETHERIDGE SWAN (26 Dec 1824 - 10 Oct 1904)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 13 Oct. 1904
Surnames: SWAN, ETHERIDGE, ROLLINS

Mrs. William G. SWAN, aged sixty-six years, one of Albion’s well known and wealthy citizens, died Monday night at her residence on South Main Street after a long illness, She is survived by an adopted daughter, Mrs. J. Herbert ROLLINS of this village.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 28 Jan 2006


HANNAH SWAN (1819 - 14 Jul 1895)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune; Thurs., 1 Aug. 1895
Surnames: SWAN, FOOTE

The death of Mrs. Hannah SWAN, widow of the late Isaac W. SWAN, formerly of Medina, occurred at her home in Elgin, Ill. on the 14th inst., of nervous exhaustion and heart disease, in the 76th year of her age. Five children survive her - Theodore F., William G., Edward and Eva SWAN and Mrs. George S. (Emma) FOOTE.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 17 Sep 2003


ISAAC W. SWAN (1817 – 15 Aug 1873)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; 21 Aug 1873
Surnames: SWAN

It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Mr. Isaac W. SWAN, formerly a resident of this village, but who has during the last three years, resided at Elgin, Ill. He died on Friday, August 15th, after a wearing illness of about two weeks. The deceased was first attacked by dysentery and notwithstanding the efforts of the best medical men, it steadily wore down his excellent constitution.

Mr. SWAN was an old citizen of this place and made Medina his home for many years. At one time he conducted the largest business, and was at the head of the most extensive house ever in Medina, and was justly regarded as one of the best of businessmen. He was also most active in all that pertained to the interests of our village when living here, and was prominent in public and political affairs.

He was possessed of a fund of genial manner and of social qualities, which rendered him an interesting associate and it will be a long time before he will be forgotten by our citizens. He was a kind husband and an indulgent father. We know that our entire community most deeply sympathize with his family in this their sad bereavement. Mr. SWAN was fifty six years of age at the time of his death.

(Note: Husband of Hannah, see above)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 27 Apr 2014


LOUISE E. DAVIS SWAN (1846 - 17 Nov 1871)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs., 23 Nov 1871
Surnames: SWAN, DAVIS

Died: At the residence of her husband Dr. John O. SWAN, 241 East 57th Street, New York, on Friday the 17th inst. at 6 a.m., after a brief illness, Louise E., eldest daughter of Hon. Noah DAVIS, of Albion.

(Interment in Mt.Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb Staff, 1 Aug. 2005


MINNIE MUNROE SWAN (27 Feb 1862 - 29 Mar 1863)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune; Thurs., Apr. 2, 1863
Surnames: SWAN

Died. SWAN - In this village on Sunday morning, March 29, of inflammation of the lungs. Minnie Munroe, youngest child of Isaac W. and Hannah SWAN, aged 1 year, 1 mo. 2 days.

'We wrapt her in her snow-white shroud,
And crossed with sadly tender care,
Her little hands upon her breast,
and smoothed her sunny hair,
We kissed her check, and kissed her brow,
And if aright we read the smile,
That lingered on the dear one’s lips,
It told of heaven the while.'

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 23 Jan 2003


ORA LEVI SWAN, Sr. (1884 - 31 May 1955)

Newspaper: Unknown
Surnames: SWAN, MORSE, WOODCOC

Ora L. Swan of the Redman Rd. Clarkson passed away Tuesday May 31, 1955.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella May SWAN; one son, Andrew SWAN; one grandson, Richard SWAN; two sisters, Mrs. Edith MORSE of Corning and Mrs. Levi WOODCOCK of Kendall; Two brothers, Erman J. SWAN of Nelson, Pa., and Lee SWAN of Lawrenceville, Pa. A resident of Clarkson for the past 34 years Mr. SWAN was active in many community organization. He was a member of the board of Brockport Central School when the high school building was erected during the mid-1930’s and a member of the committee which planned the Lakeside Memorial Hospital building. He was active in Farm Bureau work and was to receive his 50-year pin for the Albion Odd Fellows this year. The Brockport Methodist Church was one of his chief interests and he held many important offices in the church organization including that of being a member of the pastoral relations committee. Mr. SWAN and his widow, who survives, would have celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary on June 14 of this year. Interment was made in Mt.Albion Cemetery, Albion.

Posted by: Jean Morse 8 Feb 2011


THEODORE SWAN (1844 - Apr 1923)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 4/4/1923
Surnames: SWAN, DuBOIS

Word has been received here of the death of Theodore SWAN in Los Angeles. The burial taking place at his home in Elgin, IL, Tuesday. Mr. SWAN was a former Medina resident and will be remembered by the older people, his wife Amanda DuBOIS was also from here.

(Note: Son of Isaac W. & Hannah SWAN - see above)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Oct 14, 2001

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SWART

HORATIO B. SWART (30 Jul 1870 - 12 May 1912)

Newspaper: Unknown
Surnames: SWART

Horatio B. SWART was born July 30, 1870, in the town of Gaines, Orleans county, and died May 12th in the home where he was born. Mr. SWART was 41 years old. His early education commenced in the district school; later he entered the Albion high school, where he completed his education. Mr. SWART's father died when he was a young boy of 13 years. His father before him was a very successful farmer and an extensive fruit grower. After the father's death, Mr. SWART and older brother of 15 years, with their mother's assistance, continued farming until the year of 1906, when he became associated with the J. I. Case Threshing Machine Co., of Racine, Wis., as a traveling salesman, and later as a local agent.

About a year ago, while returning from Rochester in a new four-passenger touring car, he met with an accident at Clarkson Corners, north of Brockport, when his car turned turtle and pinned him underneath. Since that time he has been constantly under medical treatment. He was prominent in social and fraternity circles, belonging to the Renovation lodge, No. 97, F. & A. M.; Orleans Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, No. 176; Alpha and Omega Medina Council, No. 71; Albion lodge, No. 58, I.O.O.F.; Medina lodge, No. 898, B.P.O.E.; Transit Grange. He was justice of the peace at the time of his death. His kind and genial manner won for him many friends. A number of men representing the J. I. Case Threshing Machine Co., attended the funeral in a body. The flowers were many and beautiful, which showed the esteem in which the young man was held. Mr. Swart leaves one brother, and aged mother, and a host of friends to mourn his demise.

Funeral was held from his late home Wednesday afternoon, May 15th, at 2:30 o'clock and was very largely attended, Rev. Mr. Estey officiating. The service was in charge of the Masonic orders, with burial at Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 5 Jan 2005


Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs., 16 May 1912 (from a column called "About the County")

Horatio B. SWART aged 41 years, one of the best known residents of the town of Gaines, died at his home on the Ridge road in East Gaines Sunday, following a long illness.


JEANETTE COMPTON SWART (1833 - 28 Nov 1910)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Tues., Nov. 29, 1910
Surnames: SWART, COMPTON

Mrs. Jeanette (George W.) SWART died Monday at her home in Shelby, at the advanced age of 77 years.
Funeral services will take place at 11 o'clock Wednesday at the house. Interment at East Shelby.

(Interment in Swart Culver Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 3 Mar 2002

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SWARTHOUT

MATIE REBEKAH WERTH SWARTHOUT (1888 - 4 Sep 1933)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal,Tuesday Sept 5, 1933, Page 1
Surnames: SWARTHOUT, WERTH, MURPHY, MANKE

Matie SWARTHOUT Burial Tomorrow

Mrs Matie SWARTHOUT, whose death at the age of 44, occurred at 3:30 o'clock Monday morning in her home at 206 Bennett Place, will be buried in Millville Cemetery tomorrow afternoon, following services in the home at 2 o'clock. The Rev. A S Lowrie will officiate.

She was born on Lee Street in Barre, the daughter of the late Albert and Hannah WERTH. As a member of the Baptist Church, she was active in the King's Daughters Class. She was a member of the Welcome Rebekah Lodge.

Survivors are a son, Lloyd and a daughter, Florene, both of Medina; two brothers, Bert WERTH of Oakfield and Fred WERTH of Orchard Park; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas MURPHY of Barker and Mrs. Frank MANKE of Basom.

Posted by: Mary Flack 17 May 2003


WILLIAM SWARTHOUT (14 Apr 1878 - 1 Aug 1929)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Thursday, Aug 1, 1929
Surnames: SWARTHOUT

William SWARTHOUT Succumbs to Illness

William SWARTHOUT, age 51 years, passed away at the Medina Memorial Hospital early this morning after an illness of four weeks. Mr SWARTHOUT was injured in an automobile accident on July 4th which necessitated his being removed to the hosptial and since that time his condition has been critical as he had received a fractured neck.

The deceased was a past noble grand of Orleans Lodge of Odd Fellows and for several years has been recording secretary of the organization. He is survived by his wife (Matie), one daughter, Florine, a son, Lloyd and two brothers, Melvin of Millville and Harvey of Kent.

Funeral services will be conducted from his late home on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with burial at Millville Cemetery.


Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Monday Aug 5, 1929

The funeral services of the late William SWARTHOUT were held from his home at Bennett Place on Saturday afternoon and was largely attended by relatives and friends. Rev. L L Rogers of the Methodist Episcopal Church officiated. The services were conducted by the local lodge of the Odd Fellows with members of the order as bearers. Burial was at Millville Cemetery.

Posted by: Mary Flack 17 May 2003

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SWARTZ

MAURICE L. SWARTZ (1882 - Aug 1928)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs., 30 Aug 1928
Surnames: SWARTZ

Maurice L. SWARTZ, aged 45, an Albion business man, died suddenly of acute Bright’s disease while attending the Toronto Fair.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 4 Jan 2009

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SWEENEY

BRIDGET GRIFFIN SWEENEY (1834 - 15 Aug 1889)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 22 Aug. 1889
Surnames: SWEENEY

The residence of Patrick SWEENEY, at East Holley, was burned early Thursday morning, and Mrs. SWEENEY, aged fifty years, perished in the flames. She retired as usual, sleeping alone in a upper room and was in the habit of leaving a lamp burning. The family, consisting of a father, four sons and one daughter, was aroused about twelve o'clock by a noise in the mother's room, and rushing thence found it in flames and were driven back and not able to enter and barely escaped with their lives, having no time to save their clothing. Mrs. SWEENEY's charred remains were found in the cellar and debris. The loss on the building and contents will amount to $2,000, and is partly covered by insurance.

(Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery0

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 25 Jan 2006


CORNELIUS J. SWEENEY (Apr 1874 - 22 Jul 1913)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs. 24 Jul 1913
Surnames: SWEENEY

Cornelius J. SWEENEY, a well known resident of Medina, died on Tuesday at the home of his mother, Mrs. Bridget SWEENEY, aged thirty-six years. His wife, three brothers and two sisters survive. The funeral occurred this morning at St. Mary's Church.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 20 Apr 2008


JAMES C. SWEENEY (31 Jan 1886 - 21 Jan 1919)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 23 Jan. 1919
Surnames: SWEENEY, DELBY

James SWEENEY died Tuesday afternoon after a long illness, aged 33 years. He is survived by his mother, Mrs Bridget SWEENEY; two brothers, Frank, of Medina, and William, of Montana; and two sisters, Nellie, of Medina and Mrs. George DELBY, of Chicago.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 31 May 2007

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SWEET

ALVA E. SWEET (1827 - 6 Apr 1898)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs., 7 Apr 1898
Surnames: SWEET, SMITH, WARREN

Alva E. SWEET died yesterday morning at his home on Hedley street, after a long illness, aged seventy years. A wife (Frances C, WARREN) and one daughter - Mrs. SMITH, of Chicago - survive him. The funeral services will be held at his late residence tomorrow morning. Revs. F. T. Latham and Alfred T. Vail, assisted by the Masonic fraternity, of which deceased was a worthy member, will officiate.

(Interment in West Ridgeway Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 20 Jan 2008

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SWETT

ALBERT L. SWETT (27 Apr 1850 - 12 Apr 1924)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs., 17 Apr 1924
Surnames: SWETT, BATES, FULLER

On Saturday morning at 11 o'clock Albert L. SWETT, one of Medina's foremost citizens passed away at his home on West Center Street, as the result of an automobile accident near Middleport last fall.

Among the pioneers of Western New York from the New England states were the parents of Albert L. SWETT. His father was Joel R. and his mother Minerva F. (BATES) SWETT, and they settled in Orleans county, town of Ridgeway, in the year 1825. Here Mr. SWETT was born April 27, 1850. In 1856 his parents removed to Champaign, ILL. Mr. SWETT had the advantage of common school attendance in the winters, working on the farm summers. When the Civil War broke out his father and his older brother, Joel B. SWETT enlisted in the army, leaving the mother and four children at home to carry on the farm work. Albert L. was the eldest of the four and he was only eleven. At the close of the war, when Albert was fifteen years of age the family returned to Medina. His first occupation was that of a grocery clerk, remaining two years in this position, and then taking a course in the Medina Academy under Professor Charles Fairman. Following this he entered the employ of the Bignall Manufacturing Company, beginning as a helper. He studied the business and the interests of his employers and soon received promotion as order and shipping clerk This position he filled seven years, during which period he had by economy saved about $1,200. With this modest capital and ample determination and experience he associated himself with W. H. Samson, organizing under the firm style of the Medina Manufacturing Company, for the purpose of manufacturing hardware specialties. At the end of seven years they purchased land on the north side of Medina, on Oak Orchard creek, erected a dam which supplied good water power, and built one of the finest manufacturing plants in the state. In 1889 Mr. Swett bought the entire interest in the business and has conducted the same since. The plant regularly gives employment to over 300 men.

Directs Power Company. The A. L. Swett Electric Light & Power Company, which was later changed to the Western New York Utilities Company, and the interests of which Mr. SWETT has disposed of within the past year furnishes not only light and power for Medina, but surrounding towns, including Middleport, Lyndonville, Shelby, Waterport and many others. This dam and the power which generates therefrom has been the upbuilding of Medina, all the keen foresight, tireless energy and abundance of resource of Albert L. Swett. In 1920 he began the construction of this immense dam which spans the creek bed from bank to bank, a distance of 600 feet. West of this main dam extends a dike 1,600 feet long, making a total length of 2,200 feet. An inland lake, one and on-half (one-half) mile long and nearly fifty feet deep having a surface of over 150 acres, is formed by this dam and dike.

Mr. SWETT was married in 1872 to Lucinda M. FULLER, and they have two children, Charles S. and Raymond F. both of this place. Besides his widow and two sons he is survived by one sister, Dr. Emily F. SWETT, of this place, and Rev. Lyman SWETT, of Boston, Mass. Mr. SWETT was a member of the First Baptist Church of this place, a most loyal supporter of the Boy's Community Work, Medina Hospital, having contributed $10,000 to the new building fund, and the foreign missions, particularly those of India.

The funeral was held from his late home on Tuesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock and was very largely attended. Rev. M. E. VanNostrand of Albany a former pastor of the Baptist Church, officiated, assisted by Rev. J. J. Allen. The remains were placed in the vault at Boxwood cemetery and will later be buried in the family plot. The honory (honorary) bearers were: General J. S. Thompson, Mayor C. H. Pettis, Watson F. Barry, W. L. Bennett, G. A. Newell and A. G. Phillips. The bearers were G. A. Bowen, Erwin Rands, R. H. Newell, Albert Broughton, Glenn Ide and B. Edward Slack. Among those from out of town attending were: William A. Rogers, President and Founder of the Rogers Brown Co., and Mr. Shephard of Buffalo, Mrs. J. C Foley and Miss Royce of Brooklyn; Rev. and Mrs. Lyman SWETT of Boston; Mr and Mrs. E. F. Hersey, of Hingham, Mass; Mr. and Mrs. Jay Thorpe, Mrs. J B. SWETT, Mrs. A. M. Cragg and Clayton Daly of Rochester and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mills of Batavia.

(Interment in Boxwood Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 20 Jan 2008


ALICE A. SWETT (10 Nov 1873 - 12 Feb 1884)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs., 14 Feb 1884
Surnames: SWETT

Alice, the ten year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert L. SWETT, was taken to Him who gave her life, Tuesday morning, at nine o’clock, scarlet fever being the cause of her demise. She was a bright active child, and we extend the sympathy of all to the parents in their sorrow.

(Interment in Boxwood Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 20 Jan 2008


JOEL BATES SWETT (10 Jul 1841 - 17 Dec 1916)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 21 Dec 1916
Surnames: SWETT, TANNER, BILLS, THORPE, LOKE, POLER

Joel Bates SWETT died Sunday night at his home in Rochester of arterial sclerosis, aged seventy-five years. Deceased was born in Medina July 10th, 1841. He was a veteran of the Civil War, member of the Eighth New York. Deceased was for a time associate editor of the Tribune, later purchasing the Register which he published for a number of years. He had resided in Rochester for many years where he devoted his time to literary work and violin making.

For several years Mr. SWETT was historian of C. P. Powers Post, G. A. R., and he was the first commander of Hood Post, of this place. Besides his wife, Ella C. SWETT, he leaves one son, Laurence, of Buffalo; three daughters, Mrs. Mortimer F. TANNER, of this place; Mrs. F. A. BILLS, of Buffalo, and Mrs. J. A. THORPE, of Rochester; two brothers, Albert L. SWETT of Medina, and Rev. Lyman R. SWETT, of Boston, and three sisters, Mrs. E. LOKE and Mrs. E. J. (Lena) POLER, of Medina, and Dr. Emily F. SWETT, of Boston.

Funeral services were held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. TANNER, yesterday afternoon, Rev. M. E. Van Nostrand officiating.The interment was in Bates Road Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 20 Jan 2008


JOEL RICHARDS SWETT (19 Jan 1808 - 28 Sep 1890)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs., 2 Oct. 1890
Surnames: SWETT, BATES, LOKE

JOEL RICHARDS SWETT - Was born in Northfield, Mass., January 19th., 1808. His early boyhood was spent in New England until he was fourteen years of age, when his father, Dr. Jonathan SWETT, moved with his family to New York state, as one of the pioneers of Orleans county. He was married October 2nd, 1836, to Minerva P. BATES, who has shared the experiences of his life, his joys and sorrows until the time of his death.

In 1856 he moved to Illinois, and while a resident there responded to his country's call, and entered the federal army in the war of the rebellion. He served in the army thirteen months, the last month as a prisoner in Libby prison. Exchanged and discharged for disability, he returned to his family, and in 1866 again came to Medina where he has remained a resident until his decease.

In the winter of 1879, while returning home from the G. A. R.. annual camp-fire, he slipped on an icy pavement and sustained a fracture of the hip which disabled him for all his future life. The sufferings from this accident were constant and intense, but were always borne with uncomplaining fortitude. In early boyhood he united with the Baptist church, and during that church's earliest struggles in Medina he was one of its active members and burden-bearers.

On Sunday morning, Sept. 28th he received his discharge from life's warfare and quietly went to sleep. He leaves to miss and to mourn him a wife, three sons and three daughters - Joel B. SWETT, Albert L. SWETT, Rev. Lyman R. SWETT, Mrs. E. LOKE, Dr. Emily F. SWETT and Lena A. SWETT.


Newspaper: Medina Tribune of 2 Oct 1890

Rev. Lyman R. SWETT, of Bridgeton, N. J. came home this week to attend the funeral of his father, Joel R. SWETT.

(Interment in Boxwood Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 20 Jan 2008


LUCINDA M. FULLER SWETT (29 Dec 1849 - 13 Jan 1926)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 14 Jan. 1926
Surnames: SWETT, BILLS, CRAGGS, DAVIS, FULLER, HERSEY, SUMNER, THORP

Mrs. Albert L. SWETT died Wednesday morning, January 13, 1926 at her home on West Center Street after an illness of only six days. Mrs. SWETT was 76 years of age and was born near Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, N. Y., on December 29, 1849. Her maiden name was Lucinda M. FULLER and she was the daughter of James Harvey FULLER and Jerusha DAVIS FULLER. She lost both parents while very young and lived the greater part of her early life in the home of James Sumner on the Sumner farm just south of Medina. She was married to Albert L. SWETT on September 18, 1872. She is survived by two sons Charles S. SWETT and Raymond F. SWETT. The funeral will be held at her late residence on Friday, January 15th, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.


Newspaper: The Medina Tribune 21 Jan 1926

On Friday at 2 o’clock the funeral of Mrs. A. L. SWETT occurred from the family home, Rev. M. E. Van Nostrand of Albany officiating. The out-of-town relatives present were Rev. and Mrs. Lyman R. SWETT and Mr. and Mrs. Evan HERSHEY, of Boston, Mrs. Joel B. SWETT, Mrs. A. M. CRAGGS, Mr. and Mrs. J. THORP of Rochester, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred BILLS of Batavia. The remains were placed in the vault at Boxwood Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 9 Nov 2007


MINERVA BATES SWETT (22 Nov 1818 - 20 Jan 1901)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs., 24 Jan 1901
Surnames: SWETT, BATES, LOKE, POLER

Mrs. Minerva BATES SWETT one of Medina's oldest residents, died early Sunday morning at her home on Prospect Avenue, after two weeks of suffering, aged eighty-two years and two months. She was born in Palmyra, Wayne county, New York, November 22nd, 1818. When but seven years of age her parents moved to Medina and she has been identified with the interests of the village since that time. In 1836 she was married to Joel Richards Swett whom she survived ten years.

She has been an active member of the Baptist Church since its organization, and was its last constituent member. She is survived by six children - Joel B. SWETT, of Rochester, N. Y., Rev. Lyman R. SWETT of Boston, Mass., Albert L. SWETT, Mrs. Cora E. LOKE, Mrs. Lena A. POLER, and Dr. Emily F. SWETT, of this place.

The funeral services, Tuesday afternoon, were conducted by her pastor, Rev F. T. Latham, and consisted chiefly of the reading of scriptural selections from her marked bible. Miss Iva May Durham, of Buffalo, sang "Saved by Grace," and "In that City," with guitar accompaniment.

(Interment in Boxwood Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 20 Jan 2008


SARAH JANETTE SWETT (10 Sep 1842 – 8 Dec 1881)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; 15 Dec 1881
Surnames: SWETT

In Manistee, Mich., Dec. 8, 1881, Janette S. wife of Joel B. Sweet (SWETT), aged 39 years 2 months and 28 days. Deceased had been for more than twenty years a sufferer from chronic ills, all of which she bore with the patient fortitude of a rare christian nature. The immediate cause of her death was Uraemenia , a violent attack of which ended her life in a few hours. She died in the arms of her husband, her friend and her lover from early childhood. She leaves one child of ten years of age, her husband, and hundreds of close friends to mourn her loss. The remains were brought to Medina, arriving Saturday morning, and the funeral services were held at the Baptist Church on Sunday, Rev. W. F. Taylor preaching the sermon. The remains were deposited beside four of her children in the cemetery on Bates Road Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 17 Oct 2012

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SWIATEK

FRANCES TOMELKA SWIATEK (2 Feb 1888 - 3 Jul 1923)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune; Thurs., 5 Jul 1923
Surnames: SWIATEK, TOMELKA

Frances SWIATEK died at her home on Eagle street Tuesday afternoon, aged 35 years. Funeral will be held from St. Mary's Church at 9 o'clock. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 26 Sep 2011


STANLEY W. SWIATEK (1871 - 26 Feb 1957)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Tues., Feb. 26, 1957
Surnames: SWIATEK, WASHAK, CORSER, HOFFA, CZERWINSKI

Stanley SWIATEK, 85, of 409 Eagle St. died this morning in the Medina Memorial Hospital after a lingering illness. Mr. SWIATEK, a moulder by trade, was born in Poland but has resided in Medina for 50 years. He also worked for the State Highway Department. He is survived by his wife, Michaeline; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Genevieve) WASHAK and Mrs. Floyd (Elizabeth) CORSER, both of Medina, and Mrs. Benedict (Victoria) HOFFA of Mamaroneck, N.Y., one son, Major Stanley SWIATEK of Fort Worth, Texas. Also 9 grandchildren and several nephews and nieces; three stepchildren, John CZERWINSKI of Syracuse, Henry CZERWINSKI and Joseph CZERWINSKI of New Orleans. Friends will be received Wednesday at the Gulinski Funeral Home, 420 Eagle St. Prayers will be said at 9:45 o’clock Friday and at 10 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery with Rev. Joseph RYDZ officiating.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 24 Aug 2002

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SWIERCYNSKI

FRANCIS SWIERCYNSKI (1883 - 08 Jan 1950)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., 09 Jan 1950
Surnames: RYTKISKI, SKAWNIK, SWIERCYNSKI

Frank SWIERCYNSKI, 66, of 206 Meade Avenue, died in the Medina Memorial Hospital last night.

Surviving are his wife, Katherine; three brothers, Julie of Chicago, Ill., and John and Stanley of Medina; two sisters, Christine RYTKISKI of Wilson, and Julia SKAWNIK of Medina; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held from the residence on Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock and at 10 o'clock at Sacred Heart Church. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

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

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SWIFT

CLARA BECK SWIFT (Feb 1872 - 22 Dec 1939)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Thurs., 28 Dec. 1939
Surnames: SWIFT, BECK, PERKINS

Lyndonville - The funeral of Mrs. Clara SWIFT, 67, was held at the Merrill Funeral Home in Albion Tuesday afternoon, December 26, at 2 o’clock. After a long illness Mrs. SWIFT passed away December 22 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Sanborn in Murray. Rev. H. A. Depfer pastor of the Presbyterian church, Lyndonville, officiated at the service. Burial was in Sandy Creek Cemetery aka Murray Cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Judson SWIFT, a sister, Mrs. Levina PERKINS of Albion, and two grandchildren. Her only son died a few months ago.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 6 Sep 2003


EUPHEMIA 'EFFIE' GRAY SWIFT (1845 - 1 Dec 1912)

Newspaper: Lyndonville Enterprise, December 5, 1912
Surnames: SWIFT

The funeral of Mrs. Effie SWIFT was help from the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Mallett Tuesday morning. Mrs. SWIFT died in Rochester, last Saturday, of pneumonia. Rev. Thomas Melvin conducted the services.

(Interment in Lynhaven Cemetery)

Submitted by: Tom Fulton Feb 9, 2001


JUDSON D. SWIFT (2 Jun 1871 - 17 Oct 1947)

Newspaper: Lyndonville Enterprise, October 23, 1947
Surnames: SWIFT, GRAY, NEWTON

Judson SWIFT, 76, died early Friday morning at St. Jerome's hospital, Batavia, where he had been a patient for but one day. Born in the town of Yates June 2, 1871, he was the son of the late Lewis and Euphemia GRAY SWIFT. He lived in the vicinity of Lyndonville until 20 years age, and for the past nine years has resided at Batavia. His wife, Elizabeth SWIFT, died March, 1929. Mr. SWIFT was a member of the Lydonville Presbyterian church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Roy NEWTON of Lydonville; two brothers, Lewis and Harry SWIFT of Rochester; and two nephews, Lewis SWIFT Jr., and William SWIFT of Rochester. Funeral services were held from the Smythe Funeral home Sunday at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. Thomas Tighe officiating. Burial in Lynhaven Cemetery.

Submitted by: Tom Fulton Feb 9, 2001


LEWIS SWIFT (1842 - 26 Mar 1885)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs., 2 Apr 1885
Surnames: SWIFT

Lyndonville: Lewis SWIFT, died March 26, aged forty-three. He was taken with severe pains in the stomach, and took morphine for relief. He took an overdose, causing death.

(Interment in Lynhaven Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 25 Jun 2007


MARGARET ELIZABETH FELLOWS SWIFT (Nov 1870 - 20 Mar 1929)

Newspaper: Lyndonville Enterprise, March 28, 1929
Surnames: SWIFT, FERGUSON, FELLOWS, MILLS

Mrs. Libbie Fellows SWIFT died in the Millard Filmore hospital Buffalo, Wednesday, March 20, 1929, aged 59 years. Mrs. Swift was a lifelong resident of the town of Yates and an active member of the Presbyterian church. She is survived by her husband, Judson SWIFT; a daughter, Miss Marion SWIFT of Vermontville, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Jessie FERGUSON of Lockport, and Mrs. Sarah MILLS of Waterport; two brothers, Thomas and David FELLOWS of this village. The funeral was help from the home on West avenue Saturday afternoon, Rev. F. H. Bisbee officiating. Burial was in Lynhaven Cemetery.

Submitted by: Tom Fulton Feb 9, 2001

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SWOBE

JOHN SWOBE (1846 - 27 Feb 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 4 Mar 1915
Surnames: SWOBE

John SWOBE died at his home in Lockport on Saturday, aged sixty seven years, the cause being apoplexy. Deceased was for many years a resident of Medina, removing to Lockport some years since. One son survives. The funeral occurred on Tuesday. The interment was Shelby Basin cemetery. (North Shelby Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 31 Mar 20066

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SYKES

GEORGE SYKES (1884 - 13 May 1904)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 19 May 1904
Surnames: SYKES

What proved to be a fatal accident occurred near Lyndonville last Friday. George SYKES, aged about twenty years, attempted to stop a runaway team, driven by his younger brother, and as he reached for the bridle stumbled and in falling one of the thills passed through his left cheek breaking the lower jaw bone twice and the upper one once. Dr. Fraser, of Lyndonville, temporarily dressed his wounds and he was later taken to the Emergency Hospital in Buffalo, where he died while undergoing an operation.

His body was brought to Medina Sunday and taken to his home. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 16 Dec 2005

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SZCZECHOWIAK

TEKLA SZYMANEK SZCZECHOWIAK (aka WILLIAMS) (20 Sep 1891 - 17 Oct 1958)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Fri., Oct. 17, 1958
Surnames: SZCZECHOWIAK, SZYMANEK, GRABOWSKI, PINKOWSKI, MENZEL, PETERS, DUBAY, MAZUR, MAZURKEWICZ, MYLNARCZEK, MIKOS

The death of Mrs. Tekla SZCZECHOWIAK (WILLIAMS) occurred here this morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Leo GRABOWSKI, after a brief illness. The deceased was born Tekla SZYMANEK in Poland on Sept. 20, 1891, and came to this country at an early age. She lived for a time in Buffalo and shortly thereafter moved to Medina and lived on Hoffman Rd. Mrs. SZCZECHOWIAK was a member of the Rosary Society and Mothers Club as well as a communicant of Sacred Heart Church.

Surviving are her husband, Joseph; three sons, Walter, Edward and Joseph, all of Medina; five daughters, Mrs. Martha PINKOWSKI of Buffalo; Mrs. Theresa MENZEL of Middleport; Mrs. Victoria GRABOWSKI, Mrs. Mary PETERS and Mrs. Helen DUBAY, all of Medina; and 10 grandchildren. Also five brothers, Leo, Chester and John of Buffalo, Ignatius of Angola, and Ted of Erie, Pa.; four sisters, Mrs. Agnes MAZUR, Mrs. Mary MAZURKEWICZ, Mrs. Celia MYLNARCZEK and Mrs. Francis MIKOS.

Funeral arrangements are being made at the Thibault Funeral Home, S. Main St. Prayers will be said at the funeral home at 8:15 a.m. Monday, with Funeral Mass at 8:45 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 13 Jan 2003

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SZERWINSKI

SIMON SZERWINSKI (1876 - 22 Aug 1954)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., Aug. 23, 1954
Surnames: SZERWINSKI, MODLO, DEPCZYNSKI, CERWIN, ADAMSKI, ANDREWS

Simon SZERWINSKI, 78, 152 Erin Rd., died early yesterday morning in Medina Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was born in Poland and came to Medina 51 years ago, working as a foundryman for many years until illness overtook him.

Survivors include his wife, Rose; five daughters, Mrs. Mary MODLO, Medina; Mrs. Victoria DEPCZYNSKI, Albion; Miss Nellie CERWIN of Kansas City; Mrs. Martha ADAMSKI of Buffalo, and Mrs. Gertrude ANDREWS of Medina; one son, ROMAN, of Medina; seven grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren.

Mr. SZERWINSKI was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. Friends will be received at the Cleary Funeral Home, Park Ave., where prayers will be said at 8:30 Wednesday morning. Requiem Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church at 9 a.m. and burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

(No record of this burial in Orleans county)

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 5 Aug 2002


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