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WDZIECZNY

FRANK WDZIECZNY (AKA DAVIS) (1877 - 13 Dec 1952)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 1952 (date unknown)
Surnames: WDZIECZNY, DAVIS

Stephen DAVIS, 178 Gulf Street, has received word of the death of his brother Frank WDZIECZENY, (DAVIS) 75, a former resident of Medina. Mr. WDZIECZNY's death occurred on Saturday, Dec. 13 in Los Angeles, Calif. Death followed a long illness.

The deceased was a resident of Medina for 30 years and while here was employed by the A. L. Swett Iron Works. Surviving are four sons and a daughter.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 13 May 2002


JOSEPH WDZIECZNY (1857 - 16 May 1928)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 17 May 1928
Surnames: WDZIECZNY

Joseph WDZIECZREY (WDZIECZNY), died at his home of(sic) Gulf street last evening at 9 o’clock, aged 70 years. The funeral will be held Saturday, May 19 from Sacred Heart Church. Interment will take place in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

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WEAKLY

GEORGE WEAKLY ( - 19 Jul 1917)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 26 July 1917
Surnames: WEAKLY, MUNRO, DILMORE

ATTEMPTED MURDER AND SUICIDE AT HOLLEY.
From the Holley Standard of Thursday last: Temporarily insane over the fact that his former sweetheart had rejected him and married another man, this morning about 8 o’clock, George WEAKLY, of Philadelphia, Pa., attempted to murder Mrs. F. K. DILMORE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. MUNRO, of this vlllage, and after firing two shots from a new 38 calibre revolver at her turned the weapon upon himself and pressing the gun against his head discharged it, the bullet entering his ear. He fell unconscious and about an hour later death resulted from the wound. Mrs. DILMORE's condition is considered precarious, but unless septic poisoning developes, it is thought that she will recover.

About three years ago WEAKLY came to this village and was in the employ of the New York Telephone Company. While here he met Mrs. DILMORE, formerly Miss Laura MUNRO, and kept company with her for sometime. Later he moved away but has been here on a visit several times since. On June 12, last, Miss MUNRO was united in marriage to E. K. DILMORE, Superintendent of the Brockport-Holley Waterworks Company, of this village. Since their marriage Mr. and Mrs. DILMORE have resided at the home of the bride's parents.

WEAKLY heard of the marriage and the fact that his affections had been spurned so affected his mind that it is thought it became unbalanced. Early Sunday morning Mrs. DILMORE received a telephone call from Rochester from WEAKLY, saying that he was going to kill someone dear to her. On Monday morning she received a letter from him, again threatening to kill someone. Last evening Mr. and Mrs. MUNRO received a letter stating that he was going to Youngstown, Ohio, and directing that certain of his belongings be sent to that city.

(Note: Laura was born about 1893 and was the daughter of George Munro & Hattie Downey)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 6 Jun 2006

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WEAVER

ELSA H. WEAVER (25 Feb 1897 - 11 Dec 1949)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., Dec. 12, 1949
Surnames: WEAVER, MARTENS, ZIEGLAR, EVANS

Mrs. Elsa H. WEAVER, 52, passed away Sunday at her home, 41 North Hartland Street, Middleport. She is survived by her husband, George S. WEAVER; three sisters, Mrs. Alolph MARTENS of Newburgh, N.Y., Mrs. Henrietta ZIEGLAR of Middleport and Mrs. Hubert EVANS of New York City; also several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State Street, Middleport, from where services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. J. Wesley Babock will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, West Shelby.

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


FRANKIE WEAVER (9 Jun 1869 - 7 Feb 1904)

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

Mrs. Frankie WEAVER, of West Shelby, departed this life on Sunday morning, February 7th, 1904, aged about thirty-four years. She was for several years a victim of repeated attacks of la grippe, which resulted in tuberculosis, and although every effort possible was made to save her, her devoted friends were compelled to yield the unequal contest. She was greatly beloved and will be sorely missed, not alone in the home, but in the Christian Church and its choir, of which she and her husband were valued members, and in the large circle of devoted friends which she had won.

Her husband, a son and two daughters, with her father, mother, sister and brothers are left to sorrow over their loss, and to unite in testimony of her blessed memory. The funeral services were conducted in the Christian Church, by her pastor, who based his discourse upon, "Fear not for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name, thou art mine.’’ Isa., 43-1.

(Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 15 an 2006


MARY SHELP WEAVER (28 Dec 1821 - 9 Jan 1917)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 1/10/1917
Surnames: WEAVER, COLEMAN, SHELP

Mrs. Mary WEAVER, an old and most respected resident of this village passed away last evening about ten o'clock at her home on West Center street, aged 95 years. She leaves to mourn their loss, one daughter, Mrs. Mary COLMAN; and one son, Mr. Adelbert WEAVER; also, one sister, Miss Hila SHELP, all of this place. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at one o’clock from her late home.

(Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery)

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

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WEBB

JULIA A. WEBB (Jun 1828 - 30 Oct 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 4 Nov 1915 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: WEBB, FOX, KNICKERBOCKER

Mrs. Julia A. WEBB, mother of Mrs. Henry W. FOX and Mrs. John C. KNICKERBOCKER, died at her home in Albion on Saturday last, aged 87 years.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 7 May 2006

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WEBBER

C. GRACE HENION WEBBER (1872 - 5 May 1955)

Newspaper: unknown
Surnames: WEBBER, BAKER, HENION, SAYERS

LYNDONVILLE, May 5 - Mrs. C. Grace WEBBER, 83, died today (May 5, 1955) in Fulton. She was a former resident of Lyndonville and Albion. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. George BAKER of Fulton and Mrs. Robert SAYERS of Albion.

Funeral services will be held at the Merrill Funeral Home in Albion at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Lynhaven Cemetery in Lyndonville.

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

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 12 Jan 2004


GEORGE S. WEBBER (1869 - 9 Nov 1949)

Newspaper: unknown
Surnames: WEBBER, BAKER, HENION, KERR, SAYERS

Albion - George S. WEBBER, 80, a retired Lyndonville merchant and a member and past master of the Yates Masonic Lodge at Lyndonville, died unexpectedly Wednesday night, Nov. 9, in Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He leaves his wife Mrs. Grace HENION WEBBER; two daughters, Mrs. George BAKER of Fulton and Mrs. Robert SAYERS of Albion; four grandchildren, James Sayers and Kathleen Sayers of Albion, Keith Baker of Fulton and Phyllis Baker of New York City, and a sister, Mrs. William Kerr of Rochester.

Funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Sayers, at 224 Ingersoll Street, Albion. Burial will be in Lynhaven Cemetery at Lyndonville with a service there by the Yates Masonic Lodge.

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

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 12 Jan 2004


GEORGE STANLEY WEBBER, JR. (31 May 1901 - 5 Oct 1926)

Newspaper: unknown
Surnames: WEBBER, BAKER, GRIMES, TOMS

George S. WEBBER, Jr., died at the General Hospital, Buffalo, Tuesday morning, October 5, 1926, at 9:45 o'clock, after a lingering illness. George Stanley WEBBER, Jr., was born in Somerset, May 31, 1901, and was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. George S. WEBBER. Coming to this village when a small boy, he attended the Lyndonville high school, and after finishing his education, he worked in his father’s store. On October 4, 1921, he was united in marriage to Miss Harriett L. GRIMES. His genial disposition made him a host of friends who mourn his untimely death.

Besides his wife and parents, the surviving relatives are one brother, Keith WEBBER, a sister, Beryl WEBBER, of this village; half-sister, Mrs. George BAKER, and a grandfather, Allan TOMS, of Fulton, N.Y.

The funeral service will be held from the home of his parents on Garland street Friday at 3:00 p. m., Rev. G. C. Bucher and Rev. William Herzog, officiating. Burial in Lynhaven Cemetery.

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

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 12 Jan 2004


JOHN HENRY WEBBER (10 May 1877 - 18 Oct 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 21 Oct. 1915 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: WEBBER

The death of John H. WEBBER, aged 38 years, occurred Monday in his home in Eagle Harbor village.

(Interment in Millville Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 7 May 2006


KEITH J. WEBBER (1897 - 25 Mar 1929)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 28 Mar 1929
Surnames: WEBBER, HUNT, BAKER

Keith J. WEBBER, aged 31 years, passed away Monday morning at the Medina Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy HUNT WEBBER; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George WEBBER of Lyndonville and two sisters, Mrs. George BAKER of Fulton and Beryl WEBBER of Lyndonville. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at the home of his parents. Burial will be in Lynhaven Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 31 Aug 2008


PERCY G. WEBBER ( - 13 Jun 1937)

Newspaper: The Orleans Republican, Wed. June 16, 1937
Surnames: WEBBER

Percy G. WEBBER of Johnson's Creek, well-known in this vicinity where he had served as assistant grand lecturer of Niagara-Orleans District, O.E.B., died suddenly Sunday night.

Posted by: Carolyn Rustay Mar 15, 2002

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WEBER

ILDA FLORENCE LUELLA EHRENREICH WEBER (9 Aug 1889 - 4 Dec 1949)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., 05 Dec 1949
Surnames: WEBER, BIERMAN, EHRENREICH, SQUIRE

The death of Mrs. Ilda Florence WEBER, 60, wife of William F. WEBER, occurred Sunday morning in her home on Blair and Salt Works Road, following a short illness. Born in the Town of Hartland she was the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth BIERMAN EHRENREICH, and lived practically her entire lifetime in this vicinity.

She was married in 1906 to William (Frederick) WEBER who survives together with one daughter, Miss Ethel WEBER at home and three brothers, Charles EHRENREICH of Lyndonville and George and Wilbur EHRENREICH of Medina.

Funeral services will be held from her late home Thursday afternoon at 2 p. m. The Rev. Myrtle SQUIRE of the Wesleyan Methodist Church will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, West Shelby.

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

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WEBSTER

ARTHUR W. WEBSTER (11 Dec 1883 - 11 Nov 1951)

Newspaper: The Orleans Republican American, Thursday, Nov 15, 1951, page 2
Surnames: WEBSTER, CROSSEN, ANDERSON, MARCELLUS

Funeral services for Arthur WEBSTER, 67, who died at his home in Carlton Nov. 11, were held yesterday at the Grinnell Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m. where IOOF services were held on Tuesday evening. The Rev. B.B. Hathaway conducted the services and burial was in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Mr. WEBSTER was a member of the IOOF Lodge and Orleans Encampment. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Florence CROSSEN WEBSTER of Carlton, two sisters, Mrs. James ANDERSON of Morton and and Mrs. Frances MARCELLUS of Carlton; Alfred of Santa Barbara Calif., Herbert of Los Angeles, Calif., Avery of Flint, Mich., and Henry and Charles of Carlton, and several nieces and nephews.

Submitted by: Mark Rustay Mar 15, 2002


CHARLES WEBSTER (9 Aug 1799 - 15 Jan 1887)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thursday, Jan 20, 1887
Surnames: WEBSTER, BUTTON, GRAY

Charles WEBSTER, an old and highly esteemed resident of Oak Orchard, died on Sunday last, aged 87 years. He leaves three sons (Lucius, Henry and Milo) and two daughters (Fannie Calista, widow of Elisha BUTTON and Ann, widow of James W. GRAY).

(Interment in Tanner Cemetery)

Submitted by: Sheila Strickland Mar 8, 2002


DANIEL WELLINGTON WEBSTER (9 Apr 1841 - 7 Aug 1913)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 14 Aug. 1913 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: WEBSTER

The death of Daniel WEBSTER, a lifelong resident of Kendall occurred at his farm home eight miles northeast of Albion on Thursday. Mr. WEBSTER was found lying unconcious in his buggy, and his death occurred twenty-four hours late, without his having gained conciousness.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 6 Feb 2006


EMMA REED WEBSTER (1861 - 23 Aug 1931)

Newspaper: Lyndonville Enterprise; Thurs., 27 Aug. 1931
Surnames: WEBSTER, REED, ANDREWS, NELSON, PRATT, SAWENS

The death of Mrs. Emma REED NELSON WEBSTER, a former resident of Albion, took place at a Utica hospital early Monday morning. Mrs. WEBSTER was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Reuben R. REED, pioneer residents of Carlton, and later of Albion. Mrs. WEBSTER had been ailing for about a year but her death came as a surprise and shock to her many friends in this vicinity.

It is through her munificent gift that the Orleans Chapter, D. A. R., and Historical Society, Inc., was organized and the beautiful Chapter house remodeled for the use of the D. A. R. and the S. A. R. She also gave several years ago to the Arnold Gregory hospital and it was through this gift that the annex was constructed. Mrs. WEBSTER was also a contributor to a home for aged men and women at Utica and the Utica Chapter of the D. A. R. received substantial aid from her from time to time.

Besides her husband, Frank WEBSTER, who resided with her at Mappa Hall, Barneveld, N. Y., she leaves several cousins, among whom are Mrs. Russell SAWENS of Albion, Mrs. Avery ANDREWS of Knowlesville and Charles PRATT of Niagara county. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the D. A. R. Chapter House on North Main street, Albion, with interment at Mt. Albion Cemetery.

The bearers were Avery Andrews, George Shrouds, Charles Howard, Fred Tanner, Raymond D. Fuller, and Sanford T. Church. The Rev. E. E. Jones officiated. - Orleans Republican.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Feb 2004


ESTHER MASON WEBSTER (12 Apr 1858 - 3 Nov 1916)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, "About The County", Thurs. 9 Nov 1916
Surnames: WEBSTER

Mrs. Esther WEBSTER died Friday night at her home near the Two Bridges.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 2 Jul 2012


FLORENCE CROSSEN WEBSTER (29 Jan 1891 - 7 Jul 1953)

Newspaper: Albion Advertiser, Page 3, Thursday, July 9, 1953
Surnames: WEBSTER, JOHNSON

Stepping Up to Eternal Life... Mrs. Florence Crossen Webster, 62, died July 7th (1953) at the Gregory Hospital. She was the wife of the late Arthur Webster of the Bridges. She leaves a brother, John Crossen of Carlton; a sister, Mrs Bert Johnson of Albion, RFD, two nieces and a nephew. Services will be held at 8:30 Friday morning at St. Joseph's Church. Burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Body is at Grinnell Funeral Home.

Submitted by: Mark Rustay Aug 30, 2001


JANE R. MEAD WEBSTER (30 May 1837 - 4 Jul 1902)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 10 July 1902
Surnames: WEBSTER, MEAD, STICKELS

Mrs. Jane R. WEBSTER, wife of Josiah WEBSTER, died at her late home near Medina, Friday, July 4th, 1902, at the age of sixty-five years. She was the daughter of Ezra C. and Jane MEAD, deceased, and was born in Somerset, Niagara Co., May 30th, 1837. Mrs. WEBSTER became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in early life and always lived a Christian. She was a great sufferer for several months, and died resigned, selecting the words to be used as a foundation for the sermon at her funeral on Monday. They were these: "I have fought the good fight; I have finished my course.” Her remains were laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery near Holley. (Hillside Cemetery)

She leaves a faithful husband and three sons - Bert M., of Little Rock, Ark, Kirk J. and Walter D., of this place. She also leaves two sisters and two brothers - Mrs. D. H. MEAD, of Somerset; Mrs. Anna STICKELS. of Buffalo; George W. MEAD, of Atlantic, Ia., and M. E. MEAD, of Somerset. Many of her relatives and friends will sincerely mourn her death.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 11 Dec 2005


JOHN WEBSTER (Dece 1831 - 19 Nov 1907)

Newspaper: the Holley Standard, November 21, 1907
Surnames: WEBSTER, EATON

John WEBSTER, another of Kendall Mills' old and respected residents, passed away Tuesday morning. He lacked only a month of being 76 years old. He was born in Kendall Mills and had lived all his life in that place. His father, E.K. WEBSTER; was one of the earliest settlers of that place, and built the flourlug mill which gave the hamlet the name of Webster's Mills, by which it was formerly known.

He is survived by two sons, Hugh WEBSTER, of Kendall Mills and Kirk Webster, of Rochester. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Ruth Eaton, of Hilton. Mr WEBSTER's death following close upon that of his cousin, Washington WEBSTER, who died last week, leaves Mrs. eaton and Mr. Martin WEBSTER, of Holley, as the only surviving members of the families of Solomon and E. K. Webster, who were leading pioneers of that section. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the M.P. Church.

(Interment in Morton Cemetery)

Submitted by: Melissa Webster Clark Aug 26, 2001


LOTTIE B. WEBSTER (1842 - wk. of 8 Nov 1885)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 19 Nov. 1885
Surnames: WEBSTER

Mrs. Henry WEBSTER died at her home at Oak Orchard the latter part of last week. She was a lady highly esteemed by all who knew her. Her remains were taken to Manlius, Onondaga county, on Monday, her former home, for interment.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 14 Jan 2007


MELISSA BENEDICT WEBSTER (1845 - 20 Dec 1903)

Newspaper: the Holley Standard, December 31, 1903
Surnames: WEBSTER, STANTON, SMITH, BENEDICT

Mrs. Melissa WEBSTER died about 3 o'clock Sunday morning, December 20, at the age of 58 years. She had been ill for nearly a year. The doctors made an incision two days before she died and found her trouble to be a cancer.

Mrs. WEBSTER had spent nearly all her life in this place and had many friends who will miss her. She leaves to mourn her loss, a husband; one son, E. Kirk WEBSTER, two sisters; Mrs. Chloe STANTON, who has been with her during her sickness, and Mrs. Gertie SMITH of Middleport; also one brother, Jarvis BENEDICT, of this place.

Funeral services were held at her late home Wednesday at 12 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Mr. Robinson, of Clarendon. Interment at Morton Cemetery.

Submitted by: Melissa Webster Clark Aug 26, 2001


SALLY ROBBINS WEBSTER (5 Jul 1799 - 1 Feb 1886)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thursday, Feb 4, 1886
Surnames: WEBSTER

Mrs. Sally WEBSTER, aged eighty-seven, died at her home in Oak Orchard a few days since. She was mother of Henry Webster, a highly respected citizen of that place.

(Interment in Tanner Cemetery)

Submitted by: Sheila Strickland Mar 3, 2002

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WEET

DR. HERBERT SEELEY WEET (23 Feb 1871 - 30 Aug 1953)

Newspaper: Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY, 31 Aug 1953
Surnames: WEET, MacKENZIE, SMITH

Herbert S. WEET Dies; Headed Schools Here 1911-33

Dr. Herbert Seeley WEET, who guided the Rochester public school system into national eminence, died yesterday afternoon (Aug. 30, 1953) in Strong Memorial Hospital after a three-week illness. He was 82.

Dr. WEET, who sometimes claimed he got into teaching by accident after taking a teachers examination "for the fun of it," rose to be a national authority on public education. He was superintendent of Rochester schools from 1911 to 1933—the period of greatest educational development in the city.

Dr. WEET pioneered in Rochester in the use of school psychologists and visiting teachers, of special education programs for crippled children and of many other advanced educational techniques years before they became standard practice in other parts of the state and nation.

Born in Shelby, Orleans County, on Feb. 23, 1871, the son of Elroy Sabin WEET and the former Jane SMITH, Dr. WEET came into eminence in the field of education "through the ranks". He taught rural schools in Orleans County from 1889 to 1895—even before earning a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester in 1899 and his UR Master’s in 1901.

After that he became principal of the North Tonawanda High School and two years later came to Rochester to fill a similar position at the old Monroe Grammar School. From 1905 to 1910 he was principal of West High, where he earned the affection of his pupils to such an extent that "his boys"—among them many leading citizens, including his successor as superintendent, James M. Spinning—from time to time honored him at special reunions, the most recent in 1950.

On that occasion a group of them among them Worden Skinner and Francis (Midge) Carroll, recalled an episode of their school days which illustrates Dr. Weet’s fundamental understanding of young minds, one of the qualities which made him a truly great educator.

Almost 50 years ago, Skinner recalled, he and some others were pitching pennies behind the school during school hours. The back door opened and the principal casually strolled by. "Who’s winning?" he inquired amicably and kept right on going. The boys, red-faced, broke up their game in a hurry and went back to their classrooms. Nothing more was said of the matter, but Dr. Weet’s action put a permanent end to the regular penny pitching sessions—better than any stern discipline could have done.

His most notable accomplishments during his 22-year tenure as superintendent were the creation of one of the nation’s finest junior high school systems, then an urgent need to qualify youngsters for practical fields below the professions, and his leadership in maintaining the city’s high educational standards through the depth of the depression in the early 1930s. His final official act was to persuade the city that the future of youth was more important than the financial difficulties of 1933, and he obtained a $300,000 increase in the 1934 school budget.

He received outside recognition for excellence in two forms: tempting offers of other jobs in larger cities, which he turned down with uniform impartiality, and academic honors. In 1918 he received an honorary Ph.D. from Albany State Teachers College. In 1933, just before his retirement, the University of the State of New York broke precedent by awarding Dr. Weet. Another honorary doctorate—the first the Regents ever presented to public school superintendent.

Named to Surveys

Recognition also came with appointments to important survey commissions: Philadelphia public schools, 1921; Pittsburgh schools, 1927; national educational finance, 1921-23, and head of a privately endowed survey of depression effects on schools in the East, 1935. His recommendations usually carried the authority which brought enactment as a matter of course.

The University of Rochester, his alma mater, called him out of retirement in 1942 to become special consultant on education to Dr. Alan Valentine, then UR president. He counseled the university on meeting the special demands of the war years and on preparing for the postwar rush of students. In 1945, the job well done as usual, he returned to retirement—but not to the rocking chair.

He turned his attention to the history of his native Orleans County, devoting himself to research on the subject after he moved back to the place of his birth, Shelby. There, Dr. WEET and his wife, the former Ada Eleanor WEET, observed their 59th wedding anniversary on June 20.

Dr. WEET’s contribution to education was not confined to the public school level. In 1915, he was elected a trustee of the University of Rochester and served as secretary of the board. When he retired in 1951, the board made him an honorary trustee for life. He also served on the boards of the Rochester Theological Seminary, Rochester (now the Eastman) Dental Dispensary and the Mechanics Institute (now the Rochester School of Technology).

Rugged in Late Years

Even in his later years he retained his incisive mind and his rugged body. At 79, he dug himself out of his off-the track lodge in Shelby during a snow storm—to be able to attend a reunion of his West High "boys" in Rochester. Once there, he looked at them one by one—considerably grayer since their school days—and called them all by their first names without a single slip.

As recently as last May 12, Dr. Weet was honored by the community. On that day he was presented the 17th annual Rotary Club award for outstanding citizenship, receiving the tribute of many of his former associates.

He was a member of the executive committee of the State Committee of School Superintendents and the National Department of Superintendence. He held life membership in the National Education Association and was a former member of the YMCA Board of Trustees. In 1926, he served on the Governor’s Commission on School Finance and Administration. In addition, he was at one time a member of the board of managers of the State School of Industry and of the state examining board.

A Phi Beta Kappa member, Dr. WEET’s other fraternal affiliations included Kappa Phi Kappa and Alpha Delpha Phi. He also held membership in Oak Hill Country Club and the Fortnightly and University Clubs.

Besides his wife, Dr. WEET is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Duncan R. MacKENZIE, and two grandchildren, of Bridgehampton, L. I.; and two brothers, Irving and Frank E. WEET of Shelby.

(Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery)

Submitted by: K. Howard Gray 3 Oct 2003

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WEHLING

ARTHUR CARL WEHLING (1891 - 31 Dec 1950)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Tues., Jan. 3, 1951
Surnames: WEHLING, BUSH, COLTON, DORHAMMER, FRITZ, GOULD, JONES, LAATSCH, MILLER, REITH, SCHMITT

Arthur Carl WEHLING, 59, died at his home, 113 William St., after a long illness. He was born in Rome, N. Y., the son of the late Gustave and Pauline WEHLING, and came to Medina in 1913.

At one time a partner of the late Tom Farrell in owning and operating the Park Avenue Garage, he also served as assistant Fire Chief in the village during the years 1928 to 1931. During the past few years he had been an employee of the Friend Mfg. Co. of Gasport.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Bertha (LAATSCH) WEHLING; two sons, Walter and William, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Charles MILLER, of Rome; eight sisters, Mrs. Paula COLTON, Mrs. Oscar JONES and Mrs. George DORHAMMER, all of Rome, Mrs. Earl GOULD of Jordan, N.Y., Mrs. George SCHMITT, of Snyder, Mrs. William FRITZ of Lewiston, Mrs. Edward BUSH of North Tonawanda and Mrs. Howard REITH of Newfane. Also four brothers, Martin WEHLING of Verona, N. Y., Theodore and Gustave WEHLING of Niagara Falls and Carl WEHLING of Rochester.

Services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Thibault Funeral Home on South Main St. and at 2:30 from Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. R. E. Malte officiating. Burial will be in Bates Road Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 31 May 2003


GUSTAVUS CARL WEHLING (1863 - Feb 1924)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Tues., Sat. 16 Feb. 1924
Surnames: WEHLING, BULLEE, BUSCH, COLTON, DORHAMMER, JONES, PAULY

Word was received here today of the death in Tampa, Florida, of Gustav Carl WEHLING of the Culvert Road. Mr. WEHLING was born in 1863 at Scharlottenburg, Germany, and in that country was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church. He came to America in 1882 and spent most of his life in that city. In 1913, he moved with his family to a large farm on the Culvert Road where he has since made his home.

Besides his wife (Pauline) he is survived by 13 children, Paula COLTON, Rose DORHAMMER, Emma JONES and Hattie WEHLING of Rome, Arthur WEHLING of Medina, Louise PAULY and Clara BULLEE of Syracuse, Martin WEHLING of Verona, Bertha Busch of North Tonawanda, Theodore WEHLING of Middleport and Carl, Margaret and Gustav at home. Two other children died in infancy. The remains will be brought to Rome, when funeral services will be held as soon as the body arrives. The deceased was in his 62nd year.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Feb 2004


PAULINE PIRK WEHLING (19 Feb 1867 - 23 Jun 1948)

Newspaper: Rome Sentinel (Rome, NY); prob. 23 June 1948
Surnames: WEHLING, BUSH/BUSCH, COLTON, DORHAMER, FRITZ, GOULD JONES, PIRK, REITH, SCHMITT

Mrs. Pauline P. (PIRK) WEHLING, 81, a former Roman, died in the home of her sister, Mrs. William FRITZ, Youngstown, at 1 a.m. today. She had been ill for two years. Mrs. Wehling was born in Sonnenberg, Germany, Feb. 19, 1867. She was educated there and came to Rome in 1884. In August of that year she married Gustave C. WEHLING who died in 1923. (Actually, he died on February 15, 1924)

With her husband, Mrs. WEHLING resided in Rome until 1913 when they moved to Knowlesville. Since her husband's death, she has resided with Mrs. FRITZZ. While in Rome, she was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and upon moving to Knowlesville, she joined the Lutheran Church in Niagara Falls. She was a member of the Ladies Aid in both churches.

Surviving besides Mrs. FRITZ (Hedwig "Hattie") , are seven other daughters, Mrs. Paula H. COLTON, Mrs. George (Rose) DORHAMER and Mrs. Oscar (Emma) JONES, Rome: Mrs. George H. (Louisa) SCHMITT , Syracuse; Mrs. Earl (Clara) GOULD, Jorden; Mrs. Edward (Bertha) Bush (BUSCH), North Tonawanda, and Mrs. Howard (Margaret) REITH. Also surviving are five sons, Martin WEHLING, Verona: Arthur WEHLING, Medina: Carl WEHLING, Rochester, and Gustave (Jr.) and Theodore WEHLING, Niagara Falls; two brothers, Paul PIRK, New Haven Conn., and William PIRK, Schenectady; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

(Note: I have added everything in parentheses to further identify these individuals. Her maiden name was Pirk and when she and Gus moved to Knowlesville, they purchased and operated the Spring Brook Fruit Farm on Culvert Road for many years with 7 of their children who moved from Rome NY with them. Both Gus and Pauline are buried together in the Rome Cemetery in Rome, NY.)

Submitted by: Bill Sprague 2 May 2006

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WEIKART

VANCE D. WEIKART (1 Jul 1906 - 16 Sep 1949)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., Sept. 19, 1949
Surnames: WEIKART, BEATY

Funeral services were held at one o’clock this afternoon in the Hartt Funeral Home for Vance D. WEIKART, 43, whose death occurred Friday in Veterans Memorial Hospital, Batavia, where he had been a patient for the past 22 weeks. He had been in ill health for the past year. The body has been sent to Cuba, N.Y., the former home of Mr. WEIKART, where burial will take place with military honors.

Mr. WEIKART for approximately 20 years had been identified with S A. Cook & Co. Born in Greenfield, Ohio, July, 1, 1906, his parents were the late Irving 0. and Eva R. WEIKART. They came to Cuba, N.Y., when he was a young boy. He was graduated from Cuba High School and Mechanics Institute of Rochester. Immediately following graduation he came to Medina where he was a designer for S. A. Cook & Co. for a number of years. For the past several years he was in the sales department of the company.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the American Army in France, Italy, Holland and Germany. He served in the Artillery. He was a member of Medina Lodge of Moose, Lincoln Post V.F.W. and the James P. Clark Post of the American Legion. Surviving are a brother, Bryan P. WEIKART of Cleveland and two sisters, Miss Vera G. WEIKART of Cleveland and Mrs. Mavis BEATY of Staunton, Va.

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WELCH

FRANCIS J. WELCH (Jan 1837 - 7 Oct 1904)

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

Francis J. WELCH died in Kendall a few days ago, aged sixty-eight years. He had been fishing and fell dead in the highway just before reaching home. He was born in Cayuga county and had resided in Kendall since 1840.

(Interment in Morton Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 28 Jan 2006


JENNIE E. WELCH (13 Aug 1859 - 24 Feb 1950)

Newspaper: (probably) The Medina Daily Journal; dated Mon. 22 May 1950
Surnames: WELCH, TURNER, COOPER

Lyndonville - A committal service over the remains of Mrs. Jennie E. WELCH will be read this afternoon at 2 o'clock in Lynhaven Cemetery by Rev. Walter Readett of Medina, a former pastor of the Ashwood Wesleyan Methodist Church.

Mrs. WELCH, widow of George WELCH, died February 24, 1950 in Ontario, California. Services there took place February 27, with Dr. Rufus W. Oakey, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Upland, California, officiating. Since that time, the body has been in California awaiting suitable spring weather to be brought east for its final resting place in Lynhaven Cemetery. The deceased was born in Sheffield, England, August 13, 1859.

For many years Mr. and Mrs. WELCH lived in Ashwood where they operated a general store. Later they moved to Lyndonville where Mr. WELCH died in 1928. After her husbands’ death, Mrs. WELCH made her home with her son, Harry N. WELCH and family.

In October of 1946 the Welches moved from Lyndonville to Upland, California. There the elder Mrs. WELCH suffered a fall and sustained a fractured hip. Since that time until her death, she had been in a Convalescent home. Mrs. WELCH is survived by her son, Harry N. WELCH, who accompanied his mothers remains to Lyndonville and by a granddaughter, Mrs. Willard TURNER of Upland. Mr. WELCH is spending his stay in Lyndonville with his brother-in-law, Fred J. COOPER.

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

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 9 Jan 2006


JOHN P. WELCH (Aug 1860 - 12 Oct 1953)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Wed. 14 Oct. 1953
Surnames: WELCH

Albion - John WELCH, 93, a native of Kenyonville, died Monday at the home of his son, Alfred WELCH, in Detroit, Mich. Besides his son, he leaves four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Grinnell Funeral Home at 230 South Main St., Albion, where services are to be held at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow with burial in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 9 Feb 2004


JULIA WELCH (1827 - 25 Nov 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 2 Dec 1915
Surnames: WELCH, ROBBINS

Mrs. Julia WELCH, passed away at Muncy, Pa., on November 25th, aged eighty-eight years. Deceased was sister of the late Mrs. T. B. ROBBINS, with whom she resided until her death about a year ago. Mrs. WELCH was a very estimable lady whose many friends mourn her demise. The funeral occurred on Saturday, with interment at Penn Yan.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 7 May 2006

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WELD

ASEL PARKER WELD (21 Sep 1840 - 11 Jan 1917)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 1/12/1917
Surnames: WELD

Word has been received here of the death of Asel WELD at Rochester yesterday, aged 75 years. The remains will be brought here and taken to the residence of Mr. Mark H. Scott, and the funeral will be held from the Scott home Sunday afternoon at 1 :30 o'clock, the Rev. T. V. Lobdell, of the Universalist church, will officiate. The deceased was a former resident of Medina and possessed a large circle of friends. He is survived by two sons, Ward, of Rochester, and R. A. WELD of Auburn; and one brother, Thomas of Lyndonville. The interment will be at North Ridgeway (West Ridgeway Cemetery).

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


CYNTHIA U. WELD (Sep 1838 - 7 Apr 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 8 Apr 1915
Surnames: WELD

Miss Cynthia WELD died at her home in Lyndonville yesterday morning, aged seventy-six years. One sister, Miss Lucy WELD, survives.

(Interment in Lynhaven Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 12 Apr 2006


JOHN MILO WELD (30 Jun 1834 - 23 Mar 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 25 Mar 1915
Surnames: WELD, HART, BARRETT

John Milo WELD passed away on Tuesday morning last after a long illness at his home on West Center street. Deceased, who was in the eighty-first year of his age, was born in the town of Ridgeway June 30, 1834. He resided on a farm on the Ridge road until 1890 when he moved to Medina. He was first married June 22, 1864, to Fidelia E. HART, who died January 24, 1894. One son, Lewis K. WELD, survives. April 11, 1895, he was married to Mrs. Sarah L. BARRETT, who survives. Mr. WELD was a quiet, unassuring man, reliable and honorable and esteemed by all his acquaintances. The funeral occurs Thursday at two o’clock p.m., Rev. Dr. Frank J. Milman officiating. The interment will be in the West Ridgeway Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 30 Apr 2006


LAURA PARKER WELD (31 May 1802 - 2 May 1892)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs. 5 May 1892
Surnames: WELD, PARKER, SCOTT

Another link is broken; a link of the golden chain that binds our hearts to the heroic days, the pioneer days, of the long ago. Mrs. WELD, widow of Elisha WELD, died on Monday morning, aged nearly ninety years. Her maiden name was Laura PARKER, and she is the last of the honored pioneer family of that name.

She was born at Pittstown, Rensselaer Co., N. Y., May 31, 1802, and came with her father’s family, in 1816, to Ridgeway, and settled on the farm now owned and occupied by Hollis N. PARKER. She was married Jan. 4, 1821, to Elisha WELD, a son of another pioneer family. Three children servive her, viz.: Mrs. Harvey SCOTT, of Medina, and the Misses Cynthia and Lucy WELD, of Lyndonville. Another daughter, the mother of Miss Hattie WELD, of Chicago, and Irving WELD, of Lyndonville, passed away many years ago. Deceased was a very estimable woman, respected and beloved by all who have known her throughout the many years of her life. The old homestead in Ridgeway, taken by Mr. and Mrs. WELD, soon after marriage, where they toiled together for a home and reared and educated their family, has remained in their name until the present time.

The funeral, at the home in Lyndonville, on Wednesday, was conducted by Rev. H. B. Howell, who also officiated at Mr. WELD’s funeral, sixteen years ago. The older nephews of Mr. and Mrs. WELD acted as bearers, viz.: Myron L. and Hollis N. PARKER, John, Wellington, Marson and Asa WELD.

(Interment in Lynhaven Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Jan 2006


LAWRENCE P. WELD (1891 - 20 Mar 1926)

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

The death of Lawrence P. WELD, aged 35 years, occurred Saturday at his home in Rochester of blood poisoning. He is survived by his wife and one brother Louis WELD, of Norfolk, Va. The funeral was held Tuesday with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery. Mr. WELD formerly lived in Medina with his grandfather, the late John WELD.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 16 Feb 2007


LUCY AMANDA WELD (Oct 1841 - 15 May 1923)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 5/16/1923
Surnames: WELD, WHIPPLE, SCOTT

Miss Lucy A. WELD died at her home in Lyndonville Tuesday afternoon May the fifteenth. She is survived by two nieces, Miss Harriet J. WELD of Lydonville and Mrs. F. H. WHIPPLE of Medina and one nephew Dr. F. W. SCOTT of Medina.

(Interment in Lynhaven Cemetery)

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


MARIA HANNAH WELD (15 Jan 1840 - 25 May 1903)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 28 May 1903
Surnames: WELD

Mrs Maria Hannah WELD, late of 801 West avenue, was born January 15, 1840, near Knowlesville. After much protracted suffering, patiently and cheerfully endured, she died on Monday morning, the 25th inst., and was buried on Wednesday afternoon in the Daniel’s Cemetery, between Ridgeway and Lyndonville, the funeral services being conducted by the Rev. 0. Turner, of this village.
Delivered from the burdens of the flesh, she is at rest. “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.”

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 31 Aug 2005


MARK WELD (6 Feb 1877 - 1 Dec 1952)

Newspaper: Unknowm
Surnames: WELD, COOPER

Lyndonville - Funeral services will be held in the Smythe Funeral Home tomorrow at 2 p. m. for Mark WELD, 75, whose death occurred in a Rochester Hospital yesterday where he had been a patient since November 13. He was the son of the late Thomas and Fannie COOPER WELD and was born in the Town of Ridgeway, Feb. 6, 1877. There are no near relatives surviving. Mr. WELD was a carpenter here for the greater part of his life.

The Rev. Raymond Draffin, pastor of the Methodist Church, will officiate and burial will be in Daniel’s Cemetery, South Lyndonville.

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

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 2 Feb 2004


MARSON E. WELD (1855 – 10 Jan 1921)

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

Marson E. WELD, a prominent fruit grower residing near Ridgeway, died Monday night after a brief illness of pneumonia. He is survived by one brother and many other relatives.

(Interment in West Ridgeway Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 28 AUg 2012


SARA L. SKINNER WELD (22 Mar 1850 - 4 Feb 1930)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 2/5/1930
Surnames: WELD, SKINNER, PARSONS

Mrs. Sara L. WELD, of Carlton, N. Y. who has been visiting friends in Medina, died suddenly Tuesday evening of heart trouble at the home of J. N. Brace on Prospect Avenue. Funeral Friday at the Brace home at 2:30 P. M. Interment at West Ridgeway Cemetery.

She leaves a daughter Mrs. Charles SKINNER of Carlton, a granddaughter, Mrs. Harold PARSONS, two great granddaughters of Albion and a stepson, Lewis H. WELD of Falls Church, Va.

Mrs. WELD who was in her 80th year has passed all her life in Medina and vicinity, she was the widow of J. Milo WELD.

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


SARAH MILLIS WELD (Jul 1844 - 16 Mar 1908)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs. 19 Mar 1908
Surnames: WELD, HUTCHISON, MILLIS, SCOTT

The community was greatly shocked and a wide circle of relatives and friends saddened Monday evening by the sudden and unexpected death of Mrs. Wellington WELD, at the home of the family on Church street. Mrs. WELD was apparently in fair health when about noon she complained of illness and shortly afterward was stricken with apoplexy, which resulted fatally about five o'clock. Her age was sixty-four years. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mark H. SCOTT, one sister, Mrs. Merritt L. HUTCHISON, of Rochester, one brother, Almond MILLIS, of Lyndonville, and her aged mother, who resides with the latter. The funeral occurs at the residence this afternoon at two o'clock. Interment at the Daniel’s Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 3 May 2008

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WELLER

EDWARD GEORGE WELLER (Dec 1873 - 11 Mar 1950)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., March 13, 1950
Surnames: WELLER. HARTWELL, MARQUART, ROOT

Albion - Edward G. WELLER, 76, a native of Gaines, died Saturday in his home at Barre Center after a long illness. Friends may call at the family home at Barre Center where the Rev. George B. DUTTON of the Barre Center Church will conduct services at 3 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

He leaves his wife, Alice HARTWELL WELLER; a son, Arnold WELLER of Albion; a daughter, Mrs. Howard MARQUART of Albion; a sister, Mrs. Zira ROOT of Barre Center, and two nephews and a niece.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 6 May 2002

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WELLMAN

IRVING E. WELLMAN (27 Apr 1841 - 12 Feb 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 18 Feb. 1915 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: WELLMAN

Irwin E. WELLMAN, former supervisor, died Friday at his home in Kendall, where he was born 73 years ago. He is survived by one son.

(Interment in Beechwood Cemetery

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 21 Mar 2006

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WELLS

FRANK WELLS (29 Jun 1878 - 27 Dec 1950)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Thurs., Dec. 28, 1950
Surnames: WELLS, CARPENTER, RUSSELL

Frank WELLS, 72, died last night at the Bishop Nursing Home, West Center Street. A native of Flat Creek, N.Y., he was the son of the late Abraham and Eliza CARPENTER WELLS. Mr. WELLS came to Medina from Canajoharie about 11 years ago and had made his home with his sister, Mrs. John RUSSELL of North Street until about three years ago. He was a former employee of Jamestown Royal Upholstery Corp.

His only survivors are his sister, Mrs. RUSSELL, and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held Saturday afternoon from the Thibault Funeral Home at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Reginald Cory of the Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 31 May 2003


IRA WELLS (6 Aug 1803 - 10 Mar 1888)

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

Died at his home on Starr street, in this village, on March 10th, 1888, Ira WELLS, a pioneer settler of this section, who was born at Johnstown, N. Y., August 6th, 1803.

A good man has fallen in Israel today-
One whom we’ve oft heard sing and pray,
And speak of the joys of sin forgiven,
Of his blessed hope of a home in Heaven.

As he spoke of his home beyond the skies,
His soul on wings would seem to rise-
And a power divine to him was given
As by faith he viewed his home in Heaven.

We have heard him pray for his children dear,
And saw on his cheek the falling tear
As with a trembling voice he plead,
That they to the Saviour might be led.

But those lips are cold and silent now,
And the cold death damp is on his brow;
His hands are folded across his breast,
With his dear wife he’s now at rest.

Yes, a good man has fallen in Israel to-day
A dear one from our midst has passed away;
But still we hear that trembling voice
Saying, sinner come, make Christ your voice.

George L. Swan,
West Somerset, March (unable to read date)

(Interment in Lynhaven Cemetery)

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JAY C. WELLS (Apr 1877 - 20 Mar 1948)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Mon., 3/22/1948
Surnames: WELLS, COLE, WALTERS, WOLFE

Albion - Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 this afternoon for Jay C. WELLS, 70, a past grand of Albion Lodge of Odd Fellows, who died unexpectedly in his home at 249 East State Street, Saturday. Mr. WELLS was a lifelong resident of this village and for many years had been active in the Odd Fellows fraternity. He had spent the evening Friday in the local I.O.O.F. rooms and expired shortly after returning to his home. The Rev. William Nixon, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiated and burial was in Mt. Albion Cemetery. Mr. WELLS also had been a member of the Dye Hose Company for a score of years.

He leaves his widow , Mrs. Anna WELLS of Albion, one son, Stanley WELLS of Ontario, Canada; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie COLE of Eagle Harbor, Mrs. Norman WALTERS and Mrs. George WOLFE of Gaines, and several neices and nephews.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 26 Apr 2004


MARTHA EMOGENE TIFFANY WELLS (1907 - 28 Feb 1952)

Newspaper: Albion Advertiser
Surnames: WELLS, ANDERSON, OSTERHOUT, TIFFANY

Mrs. Jean T. WELLS, Orleans Girl Scout Leader
Mrs. Jean TIFFANY WELLS, 43, died yesterday (February 28, 1952) in Arnold Gregory Hospital after a short illness. She was a native of Albion, a member of the Kent Home Bureau and the Carlton Fire Department Auxiliary. She was president of the Girl Scout Leaders; assistant director of Girl Scout Camp and leader of Troop 9 of the Girl Scouts of Albion. She was also a member of the Albion Presbyterian Church and was very active in Girl Scout and church work.

Mrs. WELLS is survived by her husband, Arlo WELLS of Kent; two daughters, Ellen Jane and Sheila Gail and a son, William Edgar; all of Kent; her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth TIFFANY of Albion; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence ANDERSON (Dorothy Evelyn TIFFANY) of Kenosha, Wisconsin and Mrs. Wendell OSTERHOUT (Marion Edith TIFFANY) of Mt. Morris; two brothers, Walter Edgar TIFFANY of Avon and Ralph Earl TIFFANY of Albion and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Grinnell Funeral Home, 230 S. Main St., and services will be held at 2:30 tomorrow, with burial in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

(Note: Jeans mother was Elizabeth EDGAR TIFFANY and her father was Edgar D. TIFFANY.)


Newspaper: MT. MORRIS newspaper, Friday, February 28, 1952

SISTER OF MT. MORRIS RESIDENT DIES IN ALBION
Mrs. Jean (Martha Emogene) TIFFANY WELLS, 43, sister of Mrs. Wendell (Marion Edith TIFFANY) OSTERHOUT, Murray Street, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 1952, in Arnold Gregory Hospital at Albion, after a short illness. She was prominent in Girl Scout work and church activities and was president of the Orleans County Girl Scout Leaders at the time of her death.

Submitted by: Peggy Tiffany Isbell, Sep 1, 2001


MARY J. WELLS (27 Sep 1835 - 11 Feb 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 18 Feb. 1915
Surnames: WELLS, GAZE, HILL

Mary J. WELLS, died at the family residence at Ridgeway, February 11, 1915, aged 79 years. She was born at Fonda’s Bush, Fulton County, New York, September 27, 1835. At about the age of eighteen years she came to Orleans county, where she had since lived. She was married to John WELLS of the town of Yates, April 2, 1857. She leaves beside her husband, one son, Lee I. WELLS, of Ridgeway, one sister, Mrs. Frances HILL, of Quincy, Mich., one granddaughter, Mrs. Martin GAZE, of Shelby, and one grandson, LaVern WELLS of Medina. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. R. R. Germer, pastor of the Lyndonville Methodist Church, of which she was a member, officiating. Interment was in Lynhaven Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 28 Mar 2006


SARAH J. McCONKEY WELLS (Aug 1864 – 20 Jan 1921)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thursday, 27 Jan 1921
Surnames: WELLS, BACON, PICKETT

Mrs. Loren WELLS died at her home in Albion on Friday. Besides her husband she is survived by one son and five daughters, among whom are Mrs. George BACON, of Medina, and Mrs. Herbert PICKETT of Waterport.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 28 Aug 2012


WINSTON H. WELLS (1917 - 19 Sep 1944)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Thurs., July 21, 1949
Surnames: WELLS

Albion - The body of T-5 Winston H. WELLS who was killed in action in Europe on Sept. 19, 1944 is scheduled to arrive in Albion Friday evening where it will be taken to the Merrill Funeral Home at 134 State Street. Burial services will be conducted at Mt. Albion Cemetery. Saturday at 2:30 p m., where full military honors will be accorded by the Sheret Post of the American Legion and the Strickland VFW Post at the Veterans' lot.

Born in Kent, Corporal WELLS attended Albion High School before entering the service in April of 1942. He trained in California, Fort Knox and Pine Camp, before leaving for overseas to England in February, 1944. He fought in the Normandy invasion with the 5th Armored Division of the 95th Field Artillery.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence J. WELLS of Gaines, and a son, Gary, whose mother has remarried and resides in Murray; two brothers, Gerald WELLS of West Barre and Norman WELLS of Niagara Falls.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 2 Jun 2002

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WELTON

ELIZABETH SCOTT WELTON (Sep 1864 - 18 Jan 1914)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 22 Jan 1914
Surnames: WELTON, HAIT, SCOTT, POLER

Mrs. Elizabeth WELTON, wife of Frank B. WELTON, of West Center street, died Sunday morning last from inflammatory rheumatism, at the age of 49 years, after a brief illness. She had, however, been in poor health for many months. Deceased is survived by her husband; one son, Walter S.; four sisters, Mrs. William HAIT, of Cleveland, 0., Miss Sarah SCOTT and Miss Nellie SCOTT of Lockport, and Mrs. J. POLER, of Medina; and one brother, Richard Scott, of Buffalo. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the home, the Rev. Charles B. Sparks, of the St. John’s church, officiating. Interment at Boxwood Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 25 Apr 2005


MICHAEL WELTON (1834 - 19 Mar 1913)

Newspaper: Unknown
Surnames: WELTON, GRACE

Michael WELTON died last Wednesday night at his home in this village, after an illness with pneumonia. He was born in Ireland in 1834 and came to this country when a young man. He had lived in Albion over fifty years, being one of the oldest and best known residents.

Besides Mrs. WELTON, he leaves three sons and one daughter; Matthew WELTON, Albion; John and Michael WELTON, North Tonawanda; Mrs. William GRACE, Niagara Falls. The funeral was held Saturday morning from St. Joseph's church, of which he was a communicant, with interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 5 Jan 2005


NARCISSA WHITE WELTON (Mar 1830 - 25 Jul 1890)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Thurs., 7 Aug 1890
Surnames: WELTON, WHITE

Died, in Eagle Harbor, July 25, Mrs. Narcissa WELTON, aged sixty years and four months. The funeral was held at the M. E. Church, Eagle Harbor, Sunday two p.m., Rev. H. H. Thomas, of Dansville, her former pastor, assisted by Rev. Mr. Hawkins, of Knowlesville, officiating.

Her remains were taken to the Tanner Cemetery for interment. Mrs. WELTON (Narcissa WHITE) was born in Royalton Center, Oswego Co., N.Y. in March, 1830. When about four years of age she came to Orleans county where she has resided ever since. She married Mr. WELTON the 17th of March 1859.

When twelve years old she joined the Baptist Church in Albion, and eighteen years later removed her membership to the Baptist Church of Knowlesville, where for thirty years she has been a faithful devoted christian. Her religion was a calm, yet joyful trust. She believed the promises of God were “yea and amen in Christ Jesus.” She had many sore and bitter trials, but in them all her faith faltered not. During her later years she had few religious privileges, but those she did have were appreciated very much. She was a good neighbor, a kind friend, an earnest christian, and death found her ready and watching. Surely, “He giveth his beloved sleep.”

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 22 Sep 2003

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WERTH

ALBERT WERTH (15 May 1852 - 7 Feb 1931)

Newspaper: Unknown, Feb 9, 1931
Surnames: WERTH, MANKE, MURPHY, SWARTHOUT

Oakfield, Feb. 9-- Albert Werth was found dead in bed Saturday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs Frank MANKE at Alabama.  Mr WERTH had suffered two strokes of apoplexy  Friday and evidently he suffered a third during the night.

  Mr Werth was born near Niagara Falls on May 15, 1852. His wife, Mrs Hannah C WERTH, died August 31, 1929. Besides his daughter of whose home he died, Mr WERTH leaves two sons, Bert C WERTH of Oakfield and Fred WERTH of Orchard Park; two daughters, Mrs Thomas MURPHY of Barker and Mrs Mattie SWARTHOUT of Medina, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

  Funeral services for Mr WERTH were held at the home of his daughter at 2 o'clock this afternoon, the Rev C L Jackman, pastor of the South Alabama Church, officiating. The bearers were Emil Scharlau, Charles Pafke, Fred Palke, Albert, Charles and John Smith. Interment was in the Millville Cemetery.

Submitted by: Mary Flack 2 Aug 2003


JOHANNA SEWAR WERTH (22 Oct 1854 - 29 Aug 1929)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Tuesday Sep 3, 1929 Page 1
Surnames: WERTH, MANKE, MURPHY, SEWAR, SWARTHOUT

Mrs Albert WERTH Died Saturday
Mrs Albert WERTH died on Saturday evening at 9:15 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William SWARTHOUT. She was born in Germany October 22, 1854, and came to his county with her parents Mr and Mrs Charles Sewar at the age of 18 years.

She is survived by her husband, Mr Albert WERTH, 3 daughters, Mrs Thomas (Ida) MURPHY of Barker, Mrs. William (Matie) SWARTHOUT of Medina, Mrs. Frank (Augusta) MANKE of Basom, two sons, Bert WERTH of Oakfield, Mr Fred WERTH of Orchard Park, one sister, Mrs Elizabeth MANKE of Albion, three brothers, Charles, Gust and Ernest SEWAR of Bergen, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held today at 2:30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William SWARTHOUT. Burial at the family lot at Millville Cemetery with Rev Lowrie of the First Baptiste Church officiating.

Submitted by: Mary Flack 2 Aug 2003

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WERTMAN

MARY RUSSELL WERTMAN (18 Jul 1891 - 13 Apr 1959)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Tues., April 14, 1959
Surnames: WERTMAN, SMURTHWAITE, LLOYD, RUSSELL

Mrs. Mary R. WERTMAN, 68, of 1006 West Center St., died yesterday at Medina Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was born in Olcott, July 18, 1891, and had lived in Medina for the past forty-two years. Mrs. WERTMAN was a member of St. Mary’s Church and the St. Mary’s Mothers Club. She also was a member of the Elks Ladies and the American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband Charles H.; one son, John R. of W. Center St.; two grandchildren, Michael and Patricia WERTMAN. Also, two sisters, Mrs. Frank SMURTHWAITE and Mrs. Clarence LLOYD of Lockport; four brothers, Raymond B. RUSSELL of Amarillo, Tex., Alfred B. of Lockport, Leo J. of Gasport and Charles R. of Newfane; several nieces and nephews.

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

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

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WEST

CHARLES C. WEST (1867 - 27 Jan 1911)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Jan 28, 1911
Surnames: WEST, HEACOCK

Charles C. WEST, well known as a coal dealer and business man in Rochester, died at 3 o'clock this morning at home, 384 Hayward Avenue. About a month ago he became ill with pneumonia and Dr. Archibald S. KNIGHT was called in to attend him. Later gangrene developed in Mr. WEST's left foot and amputation was found necessary. On Wednesday the operation was performed by Dr. KNIGHT and Dr. William B. JONES. The patient rallied after the operation but last night began to lose ground and death finally came before daylight.

Mr. WEST has been located as a coal dealer in this city for 21 years, having offices on North Union Street and Tromp street. He was born in Ridgeway, Orleans county, in 1867, and later removed to Gloversville, where his mother taught in the public schools, his father having died when he was but 2 years of age. In 1890 he came to Rochester and started in business with his uncle, Jesse HEACOCK. Following the death of Mr. HEACOCK, and of his son, Edward L. HEACOCK, Mr. WEST succeeded to the business and conducted it alone.

He was an active member of Memorial Presbyterian Church, and of Rochester Lodge, F. & A. M. Besides his wife, Grace B. WEST, he leaves two sons, Paul J. and Charles L., and one daughter, Ruth E. WEST. --Rochester Times. Mr. WEST had many warm friends in Medina and around Ridgeway where he owned the farm next to the one on which he was born up to last year, when he sold it to Mr. Charles ROOK.

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EDWARD WEST (26 Dec 1849 - 15 Apr 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 22 Apr 1915
Surnames: WEST, WILMARTH, LINDKE, KILNER, COPPING, CAVER

Edward WEST, a well known and respected farmer, died at his home on the Horan road, about two miles north of this village, Friday morning, aged sixty-five years. Mr. WEST was born in England and had lived near Medina for 45 years. Surviving are his widow and five daughters, Mrs. Frank C. (Florence) WILMARTH, Mrs. John W. (Etta) LINDKE and Mrs. Dwight (Mabel) KILNER of this place; Mrs. Wellington J. COPPING, of Lakeside, and Mrs. James CAVER of Alabama; also one brother and two sisters living in England. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon the Rev. M. E. Van Nostrand officiating. Burial in Boxwood Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 12 Apr 2006


ELEANOR BYERS WEST (Sep 1843 - 13 Jan 1917)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs., 18 Jan 1917
Surnames: WEST, BYERS

Mrs. Ellen BYERS WEST, widow of Peter B. WEST, a noted animal and landscape painter, died Saturday in the Dr. Cora B. Lattin Hospital, in Albion. She was 73 years of age.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

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ELISHA Y. WEST (2 Jun 1850 - 26 Sep 1905)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Thurs., Sept. 28, 1905
Surnames: WEST

Mr. Elisha Y. WEST of Ridgeway, aged 55 years, who for years has been an invalid and only able to walk around with a cane, died at the old West homestead, about a mile east of Ridgeway corners, Tuesday morning. Jerry Rorick, who now runs the farm, helped him to bed the night before but thought he was no worse than usual. When he went to call him in the morning WEST seemed to be sleeping quietly and it was thought he might be a little tired as he had been digging some potatoes which he had planted and taken care of all summer.

Rorick went out to do some work he had to do which kept him busy till almost eleven o’clock, and when he came in he went to the bedroom and found West had passed away. The funeral was held this afternoon.


Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs., Sept. 28, 1905

Elisha Y. WEST died suddenly on Tuesday at his home on the Ridge road, east of Ridgeway. Coroner Munson, who was called, decided that death was caused by apoplexy. Deceased was son of the late Deacon WEST and was fifty-five years of age. Funeral at the residence this afternoon.

(Interment in Bates Road Cemetery)

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MARY NOBLE WEST (1834 - 13 Jun 1891)

Newspaper: The Orleans American, Thursday, 18 June 1891, Page 3
Surnames: WEST, NOBLE

Mrs. Mary NOBLE WEST, wife of Dr. Edwin WEST, of New York, and daughter of the late Dr, William NOBLE, of this village, died at the family home on West Bank street last Saturday night, after an illness of several months. She was fifty-seven years of age. The funeral services were held at the house Tuesday afternoon, and the interment took place at Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Submitted by: Richard Callard Sep 8, 2001

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WESTCOTT

ADELAIDE L. PEGGS WESTCOTT (Feb 1842 - 5 Dec 1919)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 11 Dec. 1919
Surnames: WESTCOTT, PEGGS

Mrs. Adelaide WESTCOTT, a well known and popular resident of Holley, died on Friday last at the Hahnemann hospital in Rochester. The funeral took place on Monday.

(Interment in Hillside Cemetery)

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LT. WILLIAM H. WESTCOTT (2 Feb 1849 - 18 Aug 1906)

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

Wm. H. WESTCOTT, a prominent Holley resident, died on Saturday, aged 57 years. He fought in the civil war with the 8th Heavy Artillery.

(Interment in Hillside Cemetery)

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WESTON

ELIZABETH B. WESTON (1805 – 24 Jun 1881)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thursday, 30 Jun 1881
Surnames: WESTON, PHIPPS, O'HARROW

A fatal case of accidental poisoning occurred at Eagle Harbor last Saturday morning about 11 o'clock, the victim being Mrs. John WESTON, who lived with her daughter, Mrs. A. PHIPPS. The old lady went into the pantry for lunch and took from one corner of a shelf a slice of bread which had been placed there with rat poison on it. She ate it without any hesitation and without the knowledge of any of the household. The mistake was not discovered until her daughter called her for dinner when she replied that she did not care for dinner as she had eaten a lunch. This being an unusual thing for her to do, Mrs. PHIPPS went into the pantry and discovered her mother's terrible mistake. Dr. Stokes was immediately summoned and did all that a physician could, but she was beyond all hope and died about 4 o'clock. Her age was 78 years. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. O' HARROW of Albion, and Mrs. PHIPPS of Eagle Harbor. Many friends mourn her sad fate. - “Orleans Republican”

(Note: The Orleans Republican was another Orleans Co. newspaper, which was apparently the source of this article.)

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

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FREDERICK H. WESTON (30 Jun 1877 - 23 Apr 1950)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., April 24, 1950
Surnames: WESTON, BURCHELL, CLEMENTS

Frederick H. WESTON, 72, for the past several years a resident of Medina, died at his 226 West Center Street home yesterday. While he had been in ill health for several months his death was unexpected.

Born in Schenectady June 30, 1877 his parents were the late Frederick H. and Elizabeth (CLEMENTS) WESTON. He was educated in the Schenectady schools and was graduated from Union College in the class of 1899 with the degree of B. S. in Electrical Engineering. He retired in 1939 having served 40 years as an electrical engineer with the General Electric Co. in Schenectady and Bridgeport, Conn. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Medina, a life member of St. George’s Lodge No. 6, F. & A. M. of Schenectady; a member of Medina Chapter 281 Royal Arch Masons and Jerusalem Council No. 16 R. & S. M. of Bridgeport.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Agnes Gertrude (BURCHELL) WESTON; a son Frederick C. WESTON and two grandsons, Robert P. and Frederick C. WESTON, Jr., all of Medina.

The body is resting at the O'Reilly Funeral Home, East Center Street from where funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p. m. The Rev. Edward SIMPSON will officiate and burial will be in Boxwood Cemetery.

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WETMORE

MARY J. WETMORE (1833 - 5 Aug 1895)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune; Thurs., 8 Aug. 1895
Surnames: WETMORE

Mary J., wife of William C. WETMORE, of Buffalo, formerly of this place, died at her home in that city on Monday, aged sixty-one years. The remains were brought here yesterday for burial in Boxwood Cemetery.

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WEYAND

MARY E. UNDERHILL WEYAND (8 Jan 1844 – 15 Jan 1926)

Newspaper: The Medina Daily Journal, 16 Jan 1926
Surnames: WEYAND, McCHESNEY, UNDERHILL

The death of Mrs. Mary WEYAND, aged 82 years, occurred at the Medina Memorial Hospital yesterday after a long illness. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at two o’clock from the home of her sister, Mrs. McCHESNEY of West Oak Orchard street who is the only surviving relative. Mrs. WEYAND was the widow of the late Daniel WEYAND and formerly resided south of Middleport.

(Interment in Royalton Cemetery, Niagara Co., NY)

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WHALEN

CATHERINE J. GROFF WHALEN (10 May 1823 - 3 Jan 1912)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 1/4/1912
Surnames: WHALEN, ARMSTRONG, BEEKMAN, GROFF

Telegrams received last evening chronicle the death of one of Medina’s oldest residents, Mrs. Elisha WHALEN, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. E. ARMSTRONG, at Clinton, Iowa. Mrs. WHALEN had been in failing health for several years, but when she was about leaving for the West last fall, was able to call on several of her old friends to bid them good bye before starting out. She had reached the age of 88 years and had lived a large portion of her life in Medina. Her husband, Elisa WHALEN, was of the famous firm of early days, Swan, Ives & Whalen, and Mr. WHALEN held many positions of honor and trust. He was one of the first commissioners on Boxwood cemetery.

Mrs. WHALEN was a member of the M. E. Church of this place, and leaves beside her daughter, two sisters, Mrs. Sarah G. BEEKMAN and Miss Cornelia GROFF, of St. Johnsville, NY.

It is expected that the body will arrive tomorrow and the funeral will take place from her late home on Main street. The arrangements are not entirely completed but will be announced in the JOURNAL.


Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 1/11/1912

Mrs. Catherine G. WHALEN died in Clinton, Iowa, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. E. ARMSTRONG, January 3, aged 89 years. With the exception of the last two years, her long life has been spent in this village. After an illness of only a week, the end, which came quickly and quietly, found her with faculties unimpaired and ready to answer the call of her Heavenly Father. So there passed from this life one of those rarely beautiful spirits whose presence has made those around her the better for her living, and whose influence for all that is good will long abide as a memorial and a benediction.

Her true worth was best known and most clearly recognized by her intimate friends. To them there came a gracious privilege in knowing her so well in the quiet home-life which she lived so unobtrusively, without ostentation, “looking well to the ways of her household, 'always kindly considerate of others with thoughtful recognition of that which was good in them, shirking no responsibility, bravely meeting all that came to her of trial or sorrow; so her long span of years has come to an end without an enemy being known therein. Of her it could well have been said, “she opened her mouth with wisdom and in her tongue was the law of kindness.'

She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Charles E. ARMSTRONG, two grandsons, Roscoe WHALEN and Carroll Emerson ARMSTRONG, of Clinton, Iowa, and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah G. BEEKMAN and Miss Cornelia GROFF, of St. Johnsville, N.Y.

Mr. and Mrs. ARNSTRONG, with their sons, came with the body, the sisters meeting them here, and the funeral service was held in the old home yesterday at 2 p. m., conducted by. Rev. W. A. Harris, pastor of the Methodist Church of which she had been a life-long member. Interment in Boxwood Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Dec 24, 2001


MARIA WHALEN ( - 30 Nov 1912)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Mon., Dec. 2, 1912
Surnames: WHALEN, CASINO, LONG, BURKE, FOSTER, KENNEDY

Mrs. Maria WHALEN, widow of the late John WHALEN, formerly of Lockport, died at the residence of Mrs. D. CASINO, of 713 Church street, last Saturday night.

Mrs. WHALEN is survived by two daughters and three sisters: Mrs. Charles LONG, of Buffalo; Mrs. James BURKE, of Chicago, and Mrs. A. M. FOSTER, of Wisconsin; Mrs. Delor CASINO, of Medina, and Mrs. Harry KENNEDY, of Ashwood, N. Y.

The remains will be taken to Lockport Tuesday morning, early, and funeral mass will be observed at St. Patrick's church at 8:15. Rev. Father Canon will officiate at the services.

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WHALEY

SOPHRONIA WHALEY (1815 - 6 Mar 1861)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune; Thurs., 7 March 1861
Surnames: WHALEY

Died - In this village, of consumption, on Wednesday, March 6th, Sophronia, wife of C.(Christopher) WHALEY, M. D., aged 45 years. The funeral services will take place at St. John’s Church, in this village, tomorrow (Friday) afternoon, at 2 o’clock.

(Interment in Boxwood Cemetery

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WHEATLEY

MARY ELLEN MEDLOCK WHEATLEY (23 Apr 1886 - 20 Oct 1959)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Wed., Oct. 21, 1959
Surnames: WHEATLEY, COOKE, HIBBARD, STRABE, DANIELS, BUTTS, MEDLOCK

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ellen WHEATLEY, 73, of 112 Park Ave., who died yesterday in Medina Memorial Hospital after a long illness, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Barnes-Tuttle Funeral Home, Pearl St. Mrs WHEATLEY was born in England, April 23, 1886, and had come to this country at an early age. She had lived in Lyndonville until she moved to Medina 29 years ago. Her late husband, George W. WHEATLEY died 35 years ago. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include eight children, Charles W. WHEATLEY of County House Road, Albion, Gerald F. WHEATLEY of Knowlesville, Mrs. Maurice (Edith) COOKE of Millville, Mrs. Edward (Frances) HIBBARD of Medina, Mrs. Charles (Dorothy) STRSBE of Knowlesville. Also, Wilfred G. WHEATLEY, David A. WHEATLEY and Robert E. WHEATLEY, all of Medina; 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild; two sisters and one brother in England, Mrs. Albert DANIELS, Mrs. Frank BUTTS and Fred MEDLOCK; several nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Edward Simpson of First Presbyterian Church will officiate at the funeral services and burial will be in Bates Road Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

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WHEDON

AUGUSTA E. BREED WHEDON (Dec 1849 - 5 Dec 1907)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 12 Dec 1907
Surnames: WHEDON, BREED, KING

Augusta E. WHEDON, wife of Charles WHEDON, and daughter of the late David A. BREED, died on Thursday last of bowel trouble after an illness of three weeks. Deceased was fifty-eight years of age and had always resided in Medina and vicinity. Besides her husband, she is survived by a sister, Mrs. F. H. KING, and four sons, Olean B., of Philadelphia, Pa.; Milford D., of Granville, N. Y.; Milton J., and LeGrand, of this place. The funeral was held from the residence of LeGrand Whedon, on West avenue, Saturday afternoon, Rev. Henry F. Ellinwood officiating. The interment was at West Ridgeway Cemetery.

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CHARLES WHEDON (Sep 1853 - 23 Feb 1919)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 27 Feb 1919
Surnames: WHEDON, WISEMAN

Charles WHEDON, a life long resident of this village, died Sunday night after a protracted illness of apoplexy. The deceased was sixty-five years of age and is survived by a sister, Mrs. Anna WISEMAN, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and four sons, Olean, of Philadelphia, Milford, of Granville, New York, LeGrand and Milton J. of this place. The funeral services were held at the residence of Milton J. Whedon, Park avenue Tuesday afternoon. The interment was at the West Ridgeway Cemetery.

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CHARLES W. WHEDON (24 Nov 1864 - 15 Sep 1919

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 18 Sep 1919
Surnames: WHEDON, ACER

Charles W. WHEDON, senior member of the wholesale sheet metal company of Acer & Whedon, passed away Monday afternoon at his home on West Center street, in the fifty-fifth year of his age. Death was not unexpected as he had been in ill health for some time. The surviving relatives are his widow, one sister, Mrs. Ella W. ACER, and three nephews, Oscar, Herbert and Donald ACER.

Deceased had for more than twenty-five years been prominently identified with the business and social interests of our village. A gentleman of exemplary character, honorable and tactful, genial and companionable, his memory will be revered by a wide circle of friends. He had for many years been a member of the Board of Education, a Cemetery Commissioner, Director of the Medina Savings and Loan Association and was active in the Red Cross and Liberty Loan drive and in every movement that was for the best interest of Medina.

The funeral, which was largely attended, occurred at the residence yesterday afternoon, Rev. Walter Foss officiating. At the request of Mayor Stocking the business places on Main street were closed during the funeral hour. The interment was in Boxwood Cemetery.

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WHEELER

ARNOLD WHEELER (May 1889 - 23 Apr 1890)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune; Thurs., 24 April 1890
Surnames: WHEELER

Died in Millville, NY, April 23d, 1890, infant of R. (Rowland) A. WHEELER, aged 11 months.


Newspaper: Medina Tribune; Thurs., 17 April 1890

Small notice, under Millville: We are sorry to hear that R. WHEELER’s little girl (??) is not expected to live.

(Interment in Millville Cemetery

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HANNAH ELDRIDGE WHEELER (1847 - 12 Feb 1923)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, February 12, 1923
Surnames: WHEELER, ELDRIDGE, STOWE

Mrs. Hannah WHEELER died suddenly this morning at her home in Knowlesvllle.


Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, February 13, 1923

Mrs. Hannah WHEELER of Knowlesville passed away Monday, February 12th, about one o’clock. She is survived by two sons, William (WHEELER) of Buffalo, George C. (WHEELER) of Medina; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Carrie STOWE of Perry and one brother, George W. ELDRIGE,(sic) of Rochester.

The funeral will be held Wednesday at her late home at two o’clock and at the Presbyterian Church at 2:30. Burial at Millville Cemetery.

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


HARRY DEXTER WHEELER (1877 - 20 Mar 1953)

Newspaper: Unknown
Surnames: WHEELER, BOUGHTON, HAYNER, HILLMAN, PALMER

[Medina] Funeral services were held in the Barnes-Tuttle Funeral Home, Pearl Street, this afternoon for the late Harry Dexter WHEELER, 78, whose death occurred in his home on the North Gravel Road here on Friday, March 20. The Rev. R. J. Fredericks officiated and burial was in Hartland Central Cemetery.

The deceased was born in the Town of Hartland, son of the late Dexter and Phoebe Wheeler, and was the ninth generation descendant of a pioneer Massachusetts family. He married Lena May BOUGHTON of Point Breeze in 1903 and settled in Lyndonville, where he operated a dairy and general farm for many years. He was active in Grange and local affairs. He had lived here since 1945.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Clifford N. HAYNER of Rochester and Mrs. Harry B. HILLMAN of Attica; three sons, Ralph of St. Petersburg, Fla., W. Milton, Williamsville, and Gordon, of Medina; a sister, Mrs. Carrie PALMER of Mason, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; a nephew and several nieces.

Due to Mr. WHEELER’s lifelong interest in history, a memorial book fund in his name has been established at Lee-Whedon Library here, to which friends are contributing.

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

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LILLIAN M. ALLEN WHEELER (29 Apr 1870 - 24 Feb 1940)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., 2/26/1940
Surnames: WHEELER, CHAPMAN, SNELL

The death of Mrs. Lillian ALLEN WHEELER, widow of the late George WHEELER, occurred suddenly at her home at 420 West Avenue early Saturday morning. Mrs. WHEELER had long been active in Medina ordanizations. SHe was a Past Noble Grand of Welcome Rebekah Lodge and a Past President of the Women's Relief Corps.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Denver CHAPMAN and Mrs. Earl SNELL of Millville; and a grandson, Wheeler CHAPMAN. Funeral services will be held from her late home at 420 West Avenue at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. A.S. Lowrie will officiate and burial will be in Millville Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 26 Apr 2004


LILLIAN M. HOWE WHEELER (12 May 1878 - 18 Jun 1957)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Wed., June 19, 1957
Surnames: WHEELER, HOWE, SCHULZ, CAUFIELD, ALBONE

Mrs. Lillian M. WHEELER, 79, State Street, whose death occurred yesterday at Medina Memorial Hospital, was born in Medina May 12, 1878, the daughter of Edward (HOWE) and Joyce KNOTT. She married Albert J. WHEELER, who survives her, 52 years ago. Mrs. WHEELER was a member of First Baptist Church.

She is survived, also, by two daughters, Mrs. Arthur SCHULZ of Medina and Mrs. Howard CAUFIELD of Wilson; one son, A. Rolland WHEELER of Kenmore; two grandsons, David and Donald CAUFIELD; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth ALBONE of Lockport.

Friends may call at the Barnes-Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., from where funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. H. Burton Entrekin will officiate and burial will be in Boxwood Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 26 Aug 2002


SANDS G. WHEELER (1844 - 03 Aug 1910)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Thurs., Aug. 4, 1910
Surnames: WHEELER, TAYLOR

Mr. Sands WHEELER died at his residence south of Knowlesville last evening, after an illness of many months, death being due to paralysis. The deceased was born in Millville sixty-six years ago, and had always resided in this county. He was well known in the community in which he lived and for years was a leader in that section.

He was a farmer by occupation, and gave his life to that work, making it a success. At the outbreak of the Civil war he enlisted in the 90th New York Volunteer Infantry and served until the close of the rebellion. He became a Mason while a young man and had always been prominently identified with the order, being a member of Medina Lodge. Although he never sought political preferment, he was always a staunch Republican and worked for the good of the party, doing much in this neighborhood to elect the Republican ticket for a good many years.

He is survived by two sons, William M. WHEELER and George WHEELER, both of this place, a widow (Hannah M.), two brothers, Calvin of Genesee county, and R. A. , of Millville, and a sister, Mrs. Frances WHEELER, of Medina.

The funeral services will be held from the late residence Friday afternoon at two-thirty and will be attended by the Hood Post G. A. R., and the Masonic Fraternity of this place.

(Interment in Millville Cemetery)

(Note: Son of Abram WHEELER & Angeline A. TAYLOR)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 02 Mar 2002


THERON J. WHEELER (1834 - 16 Jul 1918)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 18 Jul 1918
Surnames: WHEELER

Theron J. WHEELER died Tuesday night at the home of his son, William, on Park avenue, after a long illness. His age was 84 years. His wife, two sons and one daughter survive. The funeral will be held tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at Castile, the old home of the deceased.

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WHEELOCK

MARY A. WHEELOCK (1845 - 2 Oct 1891)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs. 8 Oct 1891
Surnames: WHEELOCK, ELESON

Entered into rest October 2nd, 1891, Mary A., wife of O.(C.?) B. WHEELOCK, of Nashville, Tenn., aged 46 years. Funeral services were held at 2p.m., Sunday, from the residence of her aunt, Mrs. Robert EESON, of Gwinn street, Rev. F. T. Latham officiating. Mrs. WHEELOCK leaves a husband, two sons and an adopted daughter to mourn her loss.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 12 Feb 2010

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WHIPPLE

CATHERINE M. WATSON WHIPPLE (27 Feb 1835 - 8 Sept 1902)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 11 Sept 1902
Surnames: WHIPPLE, WATSON

Mrs. Catherine M. WHIPPLE, a widely known and highly esteemed resident of Medina, died Monday night at the home of her son, Watson H. WHIPPLE, after a long illness, aged sixty-seven years. Mrs. WHIPPLE was born in Albion, and was the daughter of the late William H. WATSON. Her mother died at her birth, deceased in *1852 went to California with relatives and was married at San Francisco in 1858 to William WHIPPLE. The couple came East on their wedding trip and took up their residence in Medina. Her husband died in 1896. Two sons survive - Watson H. and Frank H. WHIPPLE.

Funeral services were held at the residence of Watson H. Whipple yesterday afternoon, Rev. Asa Saxe, of Rochester, officiating, with the assistance of Rev. Henry F. Ellinwood. The interment was in Boxwood Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 16 Dec 2005


LAURA BELLE SCOTT WHIPPLE (19 Aug 1865 - 10 Aug 1929)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 15 Aug 1929
Surnames: WHIPPLE, MINER, SCOTT

Mrs. Laura SCOTT WHIPPLE, wife of Frank H. WHIPPLE, passed away early Saturday morning at her home on West Center street after a long illness. She is survived by her husband; one son, Hugh S. WHIPPLE; one daughter, Mrs. Paul S. MINER of Glen Rock, N. J.; one brother, Dr. F. W. SCOTT and two grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday afternoon. Burial was in Boxwood Cemetery.

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WHITBECK

CLARENCE WHITBECK ( - 18 Apr 1889)

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

The many friends of Clarence G. WHITBECK, of Detroit, Michigan, formerly of Medina, were pained to hear of his death which occurred at East Las Vegas, N. M., on Thursday last of consumption. He was formerly employed by Adler & Co., of this place, and has a host of friends who will mourn his early death. His remains were interred at Richmondville, N Y.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 23 Dec 2005

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WHITCHER

MARK WHITCHER (26 Oct 1821 - 30 Apr 1876)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs., 4 May 1876
Surnames: WHITCHER

Died: In Ridgeway Sunday, April 30th, 1876, of heart disease, Mark WHITCHER, aged 54 years and six months.

(Interment in Bates Road Cemetery)

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WHITCOP

ETHEL MAE WHITCOP (1947 - 23 Jan 1950)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., 23 Jan 1950
Surnames: WHITCOP, EISENHAUER, ROSS.

Ethel Mae WHITCOP, two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William WHITCOP of 917 South Main Street, died this morning at the Medina Memorial Hospital.

Besides her parents, she is survived by one brother, Robert, at home; and her grandparents, Mrs. Pauline WHITCOP, Sr. of Wolcottsville, and Harry EISENHAUER of Buffalo.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Thibault Funeral Home, South Main Street, with the Rev. Ralph ROSS of the Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in West Ridgeway Cemetery.

(Buried under the surname WITKOP)

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WHITE

ALBERT H. WHITE (1851 - 4 Sep 1918)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 26 Sep 1918
Surnames: WHITE

Albert H. WHITE died at his home in Los Angeles, Cal. September 4th, age 67 years. Deceased had been ill several weeks and the attending physician gave encourgement for his recovery when he suddenly passed away with heart failure. He is survived by his wife. Mr. WHITE came to Medina some years since and purchased the hotel which afterwards bore his name and which he managed until the sale of the property and his removal to California.

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ARTHUR WHITE (1831 - 11 Feb 1900)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune; Thurs., Feb. 15, 1900
Surnames: WHITE

The death of Arthur WHITE occured Sunday morning at his home on State street, after a long illness with paralysis, aged sixty-nine years. He is survived by a widow (Mary), three sons and one daughter.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 12 Feb 2003


DAVID ALOYSIUS WHITE (13 Dec 1887 - 18 Mar 1958)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Wed., March 19, 1958
Surnames: WHITE, PENDERGRAST, HENRY, RIDDELL, NELSON, SISTER M. CONSILII, NUDD, GREENLAND, GOULD

David A. WHITE, 70, Dies; Former County Judge
David Aloysius WHITE, 70, whose long and colorful career in the practice of law led him into W.N.Y. politics and gained him prominence, died last night at his home in the Sheraton Hotel, Buffalo. Death for the Medina native and former Orleans County judge climaxed a three-year illness which had progressed to a critical stage in recent months. Judge WHITE followed Democratic politics with a keen interest and led his party’s banner into many a campaign, including seven unsuccessful bids for a seat in Congress.

He was born in Medina on Dec. 14, 1887, the son of John and Ellen PENDERGRAST WHITE, and was graduated from Medina High School and from Cornell Univ. Law School. An extremely active and dynamic person from youth to the late 60s, he was coxwain of the Cornell crew during his student days. In December of 1912, he married the late Mary Grace HENRY of Washington, D.C., and the couple made their home in Medina for all of their married life.

Beginning his legal career, Judge WHITE tried more than 200 law suits in a period of two years. Hc served a period as an adjuster for the Aetna Liability Insurance Co. after college, and for five years was resident attorney for the New York joint land stock bank. He also was resident attorney for the New York Title Mortgage Co. and in 1931 was attorney for the New York Banking Dept., for the liquidation of the Union Bank of Medina and Community Trust Co. of Middeport. In later periods he became attorney for the government’s Reconstruction Finance Corp. and attorney for the First National Bank of Medina and National Bank of Gasport.

In the public service he began in 1915 as justice of the peace for the Town of Ridgeway, running on both Republican and Democratic tickets. He was acting police judge in Medina at the same period, and practiced law with the firm of Fluhrer, Reed, Wage & White in Albion from 1912 to 1922. In total, his practice of law in Orleans County spanned 28 years.

His first campaign for Congress came in 1916, and six other campaigns were fought in 1920-22-26-30-32-34. In several congressional campaigns he had opposed Rep. James W. Wadsworth. He was county Democratic chairman from 1931 to 1939, and was a delegate to the Democratic national convention in 1924 and 1936. The deceased served as Orleans County Judge and Surrogate in 1925 and again in 1940.

After World War II, he continued service for some time as attorney for the Office of Price Administration in Buffalo, and later entered private practice with the law firm of White, Huntley & White in that city. In this firm he was associated with a nephew, Vincent S. WHITE Jr. of Buffalo. The two men, practicing as White & White, opened a Medina branch office for law practice two years ago. The last political campaign undertaken by the judge came in 1955 when he ran unsuccessfully for the State Supreme Court bench from the Eighth Judicial District.

In fraternal life the judge had been a member and past exalted ruler of Medina Lodge of Elks, a member and past grand knight of the Medina Council, Knights of Columbus. He was a member of the Fourth Degree Assembly, K of C., and The Holy Name Society of St. Joseph’s New Cathedral, Buffalo. In his early years in Medina, he served with the New York State Nat’l Guard unit here, about 1910. He maintained membership in both the Orleans and Erie County Bar Associations.

Surviving are three children, David A. WHITE Jr. of River Rd., Lewiston, who is now in public relations work with Clarkson Press in Buffalo; Mrs. Robert (Elizabeth) W. RIDDELL of Evanston, Ill., and Mrs. Phillip (Marietta) M. NELSON of Hamburg. Also a brother, Joseph B. WHITE of Washington, D.C., and a sister, Sister M. CONSILII of the Order of St. Joseph in Buffalo. Three other brothers, Vincent S. WHITE of Buffalo, Frank X. White of Boston and James E. WHITE of Medina, are deceased. A number of nieces and nephews are among survivors, including James F. WHITE Mrs. Alfred NUDD, Mrs. John GrREENLAND and Mrs. Hugh GOULD, all of Medina.

Friends are to be received at the Warren B. Austin Funeral Home, 565 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. A Requiem High Mass will be held at St. Joseph’s New Cathedral at 9:15 a.m. Friday, with Rt. Rev. Msgr. Francis GARVEY officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Medina, with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. James Sullivan officiating at the grave. Bearers are to be selected from the Orleans and Erie County Bar Associations. Memorial contributions may be made to the Orleans County Chapter of American Cancer Society.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 26 Aug 2002


ELLEN WHITE (1847 - 11 Feb 1911)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Feb 14, 1911
Surnames: WHITE

As the result of a trolley accident in Lockport in October of last year Miss Ellen WHITE died Saturday at her home in Eagle street, at the age of 63 years. Miss WHITE was boarding a B. L. & R. car when it suddenly started throwing her with considerable force against one of the seats. A claim was presented, and it is understood that a short time before her death the claim was compromised by the trolley company for a large amount.

The deceased was a tailoress by trade and was for many years with G. L. Owens tailoring establishment of this place. She was a member of the local L. C B. A., and she leaves one sister, Margaret, of Medina, and three brothers, James of Lockport, Michael; of Springfield, Ill., and Thomas of Peoria, Ill.

The funeral services were held in St. Mary’s Church yesterday morning and interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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


JOHN C. WHITE (1851 - 14 Jul 1899)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune; Thurs., 20 July 1899
Surnames: WHITE

The death of John C. WHITE occurred on Friday at his home on Rock street, after a long illness with Bright’s disease. His age was forty-eight years. Funeral services were held Monday morning at St. Mary’s Church.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 23 Sep 2003


NELSON WHITE (1872 – 22 Apr 1920)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; 29 Apr 1920
Surnames: WHITE, MEARS, HILLIARD, GILLETTE

The body of the late Nelson WHITE, who died Thursday at Williard, N. Y., was brought here and the funeral held at 1012 South Main street on Saturday, The Rev. Walter Foss officiating. The deceased was 48 years old and is survived by his wife, daughter Grace, sons, Archie, Albert and Andrew; father, Andrew WHITE; sisters, Mrs. Fay MEARS and Mrs. Alfred HILLIARD and one brother, Myron.

(Note: Parents Andrew WHITE & Ann B. GILLETTE are buried in Tanner Cemetery in Ridgeway)

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ROSE WHITE (1899 - 11 Feb 1916)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 17 Feb 1916
Surnames: WHITE

Rose WHITE, aged 16 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John WHITE, died Friday morning at their home in Erin road, after an illness of six months. She leaves her parents, six sisters and one brother.

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WHITING

GEORGE H. WHITING (28 Apr 1859 - 23 Jul 1897)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs. Aug. 5, 1897
Surnames: WHITING, FAILING

North Ridgeway - The many friends of George H. WHITING in the vicinity will learn with regret of his death at his late home at Eagle Harbor, on Friday, the 23d. of last month. He had many warm friends here and was much respected by all who knew him. He leaves a wife (Carrie FAILING) whom he married two years ago.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

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POLLY WHITING May 1802 - 26 Mar 1874)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 9 Apr 1874
Surnames: WHITING, GATES

Died: WHITING - In Yates, on the morning of the 26th of March, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. M. A. GATES, Mrs. Polly WHITING, wife of N. T. WHITING, aged 71 years and 10 months.

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WHITKOPP

ANNA C. WOZNIAK WHITKOPP (8 Jul 1896 - 10 Oct 1949)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Tues., Oct. 11, 1949
Surnames: WHITKOPP, WOZNIAK, MIELCARSKI, MILLER, LASKEY, ROSS, ROSENBECK

Middleport - Mrs. Anna C. WHITKOPP 53, wife of William WHITKOPP, died suddenly in her home on the Freeman Road at 6:30 last evening. Born in the Town of Shelby she lived all of her life in that area. She was a member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Middleport.

Surviving are her husband; two sons, Edward and Emmett of Medina; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael WOZNIAK of Medina; five sisters, Mrs. Josephine MIELCARSKI, Mrs. Eleanor MILLER, Mrs. Catherine LASKEY, Mrs. Grace ROSS and Mrs. Frances ROSENBECK; and two brothers, Michael and John WOZNIAK, and three grandchildren, all of Medina.

A prayer service will be held from her late home at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, October 13, with services at nine o’clock in St. Stephen’s Church. The Rev. W. J. DONNELLY will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, West Shelby.

(Interred under the surname WITTKOPP)

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WHITMORE

SAMUEL WHITMORE (26 Dec 1802 – 19 Jun 1883)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 28 Jun 1883
Surnames: WHITMORE, NOWLIN

The subject of this notice was born in Scipio, Cayuga county, New York, Dec. 26, 1802, and died at East Shelby, Orleans county, New York, June 19, 1883, at the age of 80 years, 5 months and 23 days. He received a common school education and learned the blacksmith’s trade. On the 2nd of 1826, he was married to Miss Laura A. NOWLIN, and after a brief residence in Batavia and Medina, New York, and in Romeo and Almont, Michigan, he settled permanently at East Shelby, nearly forty years ago. He and his wife were permitted to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage on the 2nd of Nov. 1876. She died on the 2nd of August of the next year. Three children, Andrew J. of Battle Creek, Michigan, Martin V. B., of Dearborn, Michigan, and James H. of East Shelby, N. Y., survive.

Inheriting a strong and harmoniously balanced physical organization and early accustomed to habits of industry, he followed with skill and success his one vocation for more than fifty years, retiring from active business about seven or eight years ago. For the last twelve years he was a member of the Advent Christian Society of this place.

Mr. WHITMORE was noted for his hearty hatred of idleness and shams of every sort; for his kind disposition, hospitality and public spirit. He was a most obliging neighbor, a loyal citizen, a steadfast friend and an honest man.

His many friends and acquaintances will be glad to learn that his last days were comparatively painless and his last hours wholly so.

The surviving members of his family desire to express their grateful recognition and appreciation of the sympathy and kindness shown by his old neighbors and friends, and their heartfelt thanks for the many beautiful and touching tributes to his memory, feeling, they trust, with all who heard Prof. Whitcomb’s impassive and consolatory sermon, that “the memory of the just is blessed”.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

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WHITNEY

MARION WHITNEY (1896 - 4 Dec 1912)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Wed., Dec. 4, 1912
Surnames: WHITNEY

Miss Marion WHITNEY, the fifteen year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.(William) G. WHITNEY, passed away just before noon today at the family residence, 38 Erie street, of tuberculosis. Miss WHITNEY, just blossoming into womanhood, had been failing for some time but her sudden departure was unexpected, and her many friends will be shocked and grieved to learn of it. Mr. and Mrs. WHITNEY have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.


Newspaper: The Daily Journal, Thurs., Dec. 5, 1912

The funeral of Miss Marion WHITNEY, whose death occurred at her home on Erie street Wednesday, will be held at St. Mary’s Church at nine o‘clock Saturday morning. The Rev. Thomas Gleason officiating. Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery.


Newspaper: The Daily Journal, Sat., Dec. 7, 1912

lists the bearers as “Messrs. Richard Curry, Raymond Cooper, Raymond Gorman, George Callaghan, Jr., Francis Slack and James Collins”.

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WHITTAKER

ANNA E. McGRATH WHITTAKER (1866 - 26 Aug 1925)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 27 Aug 1925
Surnames: WHITTAKER, McGRATH

Mrs. Frank WHITTAKER, of Middleport, died Wednesday morning in the Medina Hospital. She is survived by her husband, a son, William and two brothers, John McGRATH, of New York and Thomas McGRATH, of Lockport.

(Note: Interment in Hartland Cemetery, Niagara Co., NY)

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WHITTEN

SUSAN WHITTEN (1818 – 11 Mar 1908)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thursday 19 Mar 1908
Surnames: WHITTEN, LUDWIG, ROACH

Mrs. Susan WHITTEN, widow of the late Samuel WHITTEN, died at the home of her son, J. L. WHITTEN, of New York City, on Wednesday, March 11th, in the ninetieth year of her age. The remains were brought to Albion on Monday and buried in the family lot in West Barre Cemetery.

Deceased was married in early life to Samuel WHITTEN, and moved to Oak Orchard on a farm owned by her husband, where she resided for over forty years. Mr. WHITTEN died about twenty-one years ago. Four years ago Mrs. WHITTEN went to New York to reside with her son. The surviving relatives are two sons – J. (John) L. WHITTEN, of New York, William WHITTEN, of Worcester, Mass., and two daughters – Mrs. Charles LUDWIG, of Penfield, N. Y., and Mrs. E. ROACH, of New York City.

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WHITTIER

CLARA BELL REED WHITTIER (22 MAR 1869 - 12 Jan 1934)

Newspaper: Orleans Republican, pg. 8, Wed., Jan 17, 1934
Surnames: WHITTIER, BILLS, REED, THOMPSON

MRS. EDWARD WHITTIER
Mrs. Clara WHITTIER, 66, died early Friday after an illness of a little over two weeks. Mrs. WHITTIER was born in Kent and with the exception of a short time in LeRoy, where Dr. Whittier was a practicing physician, and a few years in Buffalo she had always lived in the vicinity of Albion.

Besides her husband, Mrs. WHITTIER is survived by four sons, Leon of Kent, Reed of Jamestown , Charles of Akron, Ohio and John of Berwick, Pa.; two daughters Mrs. John THOMPSON of Angola and Miss Pearl WHITTIER of Albion; a brother; Lowell REED of Orlando, Fla., and a sister., Mrs. Frank BILLS of Albion.

Private funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the McNall Funeral Home, J. Scott Everton of the Baptist Church. officiating. Burial in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Submitted by: Mark Rustay 19 May 2002


DR. EDWARD L. WHITTIER (14 Feb 1866 - 9 Mar 1942)

Newspaper: The Medina Journal, Tues., March 10, 1942, Page 1
Surnames: WHITTIER, GREGG, THOMPSON

One of the two oldest practicing physicians in Orleans County, Dr. Edward E. WHITTIER, 76, died at the Arnold Gregory Memorial Hospital, Albion, following a heart attack yesterday afternoon

Born in Kendall on February 14, 1866, he graduated from the University of Buffalo in March 26, 1886. Practicing medicine for 53 years, Dr. WHITTIER started his medical career in Two Bridges, where he made his office for nine months, after which he went to Kent where he practiced for 17 years, then Leroy for three years and Albion 32 years.

Dr. WHITTIER was a member of the Albion Masonic Lodge, the State and County Medical Association, a part exalted ruler of the Albion Lodge of Elks, a member of the Baptist Church and the Alpha Omega Delta at the University of Buffalo.

Surviving besides his widow, Fannie, are four sons, E. Leon of Carlton; L. Reed of Ashville; CHarles of Albion and John of Batavia; two daughters, Mrs. Mabel W. THOMPSON, Angola and Mrs. M. Pearl GREGG of Albion; also eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 24 Mar 2006


Newspaper: The Orleans Republican, Wednesday, March 11, 1942, Page 1

Dr. Edward WHITTIER, 76, died in Arnold Gregory Memorial Hospital, Monday following a short illness. Dr. WHITTIER celebrated his 76th birthday Feb. 14 and on Apr. 6 he would have celebrated his 53rd anniversary as Doctor of Medicine. He began his career in Carlton, Apr. 6, 1889, and since that time has practiced in Orleans County with the exception of three years he spent in LeRoy. He came to Albion from Kent and opened his office here on Feb. 15, 1909 and has since that time practiced medicine here.

Dr. WHITTIER was a member of the Orleans County Medical Association. He was one of the two oldest physicians in the county. He was graduated from the University of Buffalo Medical School, Mar. 26, 1889. He was a member of the Alpha Omega Delta Fraternity at Buffalo University, a past exalted ruler of the Albion Lodge of Elks. Dr. Whittier also was a past Mason, and a member of the Kent Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Fannie WHITTIER, Albion; two daughters, Mrs. M. Pearl GREGG, Albion, and Mrs. Mabel THOMPSON, Angola; four sons, John G., Batavia, E. Leon, Carlton; L. Reed, Ashville; Charles, Akron, Ohio; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held from McNall's Funeral Home Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Submitted by: Mark Rustay 19 May 2002

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WHITTLETON

ANNA NIXSON WHITTLETON (17 Nov 1870 - 13 Oct 1950)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Fri., 13 Oct 1950
Surnames: WHITTLETON, NIXSON, WHEDON

Mrs. Annie Nixon WHITTLETON, 79, widow of the late Frank WHITTLETON of 212 West Oak Orchard St. died early today in the Criswell Nursing Home where she had been a patient. She had been in ill health for several months. The deceased was a communicant of St. John’s Episcopal Church. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Milton (Frances) WHEDON.

The body will be resting after 2 p. m. Saturday at the O’Reilly Funeral home from where funeral service will be held on Monday, October 16 at 2 p.m. The Rev. John E. Wilkinson, rector of St. John’s Church, will officiate and burial will be in Boxwood Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 29 May 2006


BENJAMIN A. WHITTLETON (1858 - 26 May 1917)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 31 May 1917
Surnames: WHITTLETON, HOWLETT

Ben A. WHITTLETON, 58 years old, died at Flint, Mich., Saturday. His early life was spent in Medina. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Jacob (Phoebe HOWLETT) WHITTLETON, and six brothers and two sisters. The body was brought to Medina and the funeral held at his old home on the Bates road, Tuesday afternoon, Rev. E. M. Snodgrass officiating.

(Interment in Bates Road Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 31 May 2006


CHARLOTTE WAYMAN WHITTLETON (Mar 1841 - 13 Dec 1922)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, December 14, 1922
Surnames: WHITTLETON, NEWNHAM, HARRIS, SANTIMAW, WAYMAN

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Benjamin WHITTLETON, a former Orleans County resident, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas A. NEWNHAM, at Waukegan, Ill., Wednesday. She is survived by her husband and three daughters, Mrs. NEWNHAM and Mrs. Charles HARRIS and Mrs. Fred SANTIMAW of Lyndonville, and six grandchildren. The remains will be brought here for burial. Notice of funeral later.

(Note: Charlotee was the daughter Samuel & Sarah WAYMAN)


Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Decmeber 15, 1922 The funeral of Mrs. Benjamin WHITTLETON, who died at Waukegan, Ill., will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles HARRIS, at Lyndonville. Burial at Bates Road Cemetery.

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


ELLA WHITTLETON (27 Aug 1860 - 13 Jan 1927)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 13 Jan 1927
Surnames: WHITTLETON, ALLEN

Miss Ella WHITTLETON passed away shortly after 12 o'clock last evening after an illness of several weeks. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Frank ALLEN of Lyndonville, and five brothers, John, Edward, Charles, and Frank of Medina, and Jerome of Batavia. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon.

(Interment in Bates Road Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 2 Nov 2009


EMMA C. HANDY WHITTLETON (7 Mar 1863 - 27 May 1951)

Newspaper: The Medina Daily Journal; dated Mon. 28 May 1951
Surnames: WHITTLETON, CHURCH, HANDY

Lyndonville - Mrs. Emma C. WHITTLETON, 88, died at Casey Nursing Home, Medina, early Sunday, May 27, where she had been a patient for the last two months. Born at Ashwood March 7, 1863, she had resided in the vicinity most of her lifetime, except for a few years spent in Iowa. Her husband, George S. WHITTLETON, died in July 1926. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Eleanor CHURCH, Buffalo; five granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Raymond Draffin tomorrow at 2 p. m. at the Smythe Funeral Home with burial 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


JACOB WHITTLETON (1835 - 26 Dec 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs., 30 Dec. 1915
Surnames: WHITTLETON, ALLEN, HOWLETT

Jacob WHITTLETON died at his home on the Bates road on Sunday last in the eightieth year of his age. Deceased was born in England, but had resided in Medina and vicinity about sixty years. He was highly esteemed as a farmer and citizen. He is survived by his widow (Phoebe HOWLETT), seven sons, William, Frank, John, Charles, Edward and Benjamin, of Medina, and Ridgeway, and Jerome of Batavia and two daughters, Miss Ella WHITTLETON of Ridgeway and Mrs. Frank ALLEN of Yates. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at the residence, the Rev. W. A. Harris officiating.

(Interment in Bates Road Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 7 May 2006


LEONARD WHITTLETON (2 Oct 1904 - 5 Sep 1942)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal
Surnames: WHITTLETON, HOLMES, HICKMAN, FENTON, LIVINGSTON

Services Today For Leonard WHITTLETON, Accident Victim
Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:30 in the O’Reilly Funeral Home for Leonard WHITTLETON, 38, Medina garage operator who died in the Medina Memorial Hospital at seven o’clock Saturday morning. Death followed his being accidentally shot in the head by a hunting companion, Frank Tomski, Medina coal dealer, shortly after eight o’clock the evening previous as the two were hunting woodchucks on the Curtin farm south of Knowlesville. In the dusk Tomski mistook WHITTLETON, who was kneeling over a woodchuck hole, for a woodchuck and fired with the 22 calibre rifle, the bullet entering Mr. WHITTLETON’s head just below the ear. Summoning aid Mr. Tomski rushed Mr. WHITTLETON to the hospital where he failed to rally from his wound.

Born in Staffordshire, England, October 2, 1904, Mr. WHITTLETON came to this country with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. William WHITTLETON, when a young boy. He attended Medina schools and an auto mechanics school in Kansas City, Mo., and has been engaged in the garage business here for the past twelve years. Mr. WHITTLETON was a member of the Medina Conservation Club.

He married Miss Frances HOLMES January 26, 1925, who with a daughter, Betty, a student in Medina schools, survives him. He is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. William HICKMAN and Mrs. Jennie FENTON of Medina and Mrs. Anna LICINGSTON of Albion, and six brothers, Isaac of Niagara Falls, James, Walter and John of Medina, Albert of St. Petersburg, Florida, and William of Gumsby, England.

Rev. Webb Ayres of the Methodist Church officiated today and burial was in Boxwood Cemetery. Bearers were Thomas Reis, George Butts, Robert Pettit, Henry Jordan, C. Ivan Sanderson and Kenneth Moriarty.

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Sep 25, 2001


PHOEBE HOWLETT WHITTLETON (10 Oct 1837 – 3 Apr 1920)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; 8 Apr 1920
Surnames: WHITTLETON, ALLEN, HOWLETT

The death of Mrs. Phoebe WHITTLETON occurred at her home on West Center street Saturday morning aged 83 years. Mrs. WHITTLETON was a pioneer resident of Orleans county, having resided many years on the Bates Road on what is known as the WHITTLETON homestead. She is survived by two daughters, Miss Ella WHITTLETON, of Medina, and Mrs. Frances ALLEN, of Lyndonville and six sons, Frank, William, Edward, Jon and Charles, of Medina and Jerome, of Batavia. The funeral was held Monday afternoon from her late home, Rev. Mortimer Heisler officiating. The interment was in the Bates Road Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 29 May 2014


CAPTAIN R.J. WHITTLETON (1841 – 8 Jan 1921)

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

Captain R.J. WHITTLETON, a former resident of Medina, died in Washington, D.C., on Saturday last, aged 80 years. He was brother of J.L. WHITTLETON of this place. The body was taken to the home of his son at Harvard, Ill., for interment.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 28 Aug 2012


SAMUEL WHITTLETON (11 Apr 1813 - 11 Feb 1909)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 18 Feb 1909
Surnames: WHITTLETON, HOLMES, HICKMAN, FENTON, LIVINGSTON

Samuel WHITTLETON died at the home of his son, Jacob, on South Academy street, Thursday evening at the age of 95 years and 10 months. Deceased had resided in Medina and vicinity about forty-five years. He is survived by two sons - Jacob, of Medina, and Robert, of Washington, D.C.; one daughter - Mrs. Fanny MURDOCK, of this place; three brothers - Jacob, who resides on the Bates road, Benjamin, of Illinois, and James, of England. Funeral occurred Sunday afternoon, Rev. H. L. Brockway officiating. The interment was at Murdock cemetery.

(Interment in West Ridgeway Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 24 Apr 2005


WILLIAM WHITTLETON (Mar 1857 - 9 Aug 1926)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 12 Aug 1926
Surnames: WHITTLETON, ALLEN

William WHITTLETON, aged 70 years died Monday afternoon at the Medina Memorial Hospital following an operation for appendicitis the week before. He is survived by his wife, two sisters, Miss Ella WHITTLETON, of Medina and Mrs. Frank ALLEN of Lyndonville and five brothers, Frank, Charles, John, Edward and Jerome. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon.

(Interment in Bates Road Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Nov 2007

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WHITWELL

ELLA B. WOODRUFF WHITWELL (1868 - 4 Jun 1901)

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

The death of Ella B., wife of Dr. J. F. WHITWELL, formerly of Shelby Basin, occurred at the family residence, Utica street, Buffalo, Tuesday morning.

(Interment in West Ridgeway Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 27 Jan 2009


JAMES A. WHITWELL (6 Oct 1849 - 13 Jan 1927)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 20 Jan 1927
Surnames: WHITWELL, SLY, WRAY

The death of James A. WHITWELL, aged 78 years, formerly of Medina, occurred Friday morning at Dr. Dunham's Private Sanitarium, Buffalo. He is survived by three daughters, Mary and Maude, of Buffalo, and Mrs. Grace SLY, of Medina, one son, Benjamin Jr., of Syracuse, one brother, Frank and one sister, Mrs. Mary WRAY, of Queenston, Ont. The funeral was held Sunday from his late home in Buffalo. Burial was in Boxwood Cemetery, Medina, Monday.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 6 Nov 2009


JOHN WHITWELL (Apr 1861 - 11 Feb 1922)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs. 16 Feb 1922
Surnames: WHITWELL, WALTERS

The death of John WHITWELL occurred at his home in Knowlesville Saturday morning after a long illness. Besides his wife the deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Leon WALTERS, of Eagle Harbor, and a son, LeRoy, of Knowlesville.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 May 2005


SUSAN HADDOCK WHITWELL (Oct 1826 - 9 Aug 1903)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 13 Aug 1903
Surnames: WHITWELL

The funeral of Mrs. William WHITWELL, who died Sunday evening at the home of her son, Dr. WHITWELL, in Buffalo, was held at the Methodist church yesterday afternoon, Rev. Dr. J. E. Williams officiating. Deceased was in the seventy-sixth year of her age, fifty-five of which have passed since her marriage with the husband who survives. The burial was at West Ridgeway Cemetery, a few miles from which the family had resided for many years.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 16 Feb 2007


MRS. WILLIAM H. SHAW WHITWELL (29 Apr 1850 - 24 May 1915)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune; Thurs, 10 Jun 1915 (from the St. Charles (IL) Chronicle, 27 May 1915)
Surnames: WHITWELL, SHAW, FURBUSH, COON

Mrs. William H. WHITWELL passed quietly to the spirit world Monday morning, shortly after the midnight hour, after an illness of more than a year. The family had been brought to the realization that the wife and mother could not much longer survive the ravages of illness which had for sometime been considered critical, yet the passing brought deep sorrow to the bereaved husband and daughters.

Mrs. WHITWELL was born in New York State, near Rome, April 29, 1850. After her marriage she resided at Medina, N. Y., for some time. After the family came west to Aurora, where they resided a couple of years, and 24 years ago came to St. Charles, which had been her permanent residence from that time. Mrs. Whitwell was a member of the M. E. Church, and a member of the Ladies' Aid Society of that church. A home loving woman, a devoted wife and mother, she was an ideal, capable home maker.

Surviving are the husband and three daughters: Misses Grace, Alice and Jessie; three sisters, Mrs. M. FURBUSH, of Camden, N. Y., Mrs H. M. COON and Miss Josephine SHAW, of Medina, N. Y. There are two brothers, Alfred SHAW, of Aurora, and Sidney SHAW, of Camden N. Y. The funeral service is held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home, Rev. C. F. Kliehauer(?) officiating. Burial will be in North cemetery beside a daughter, Miss Ivah, who passed away several years ago.

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WICKHAM

DELIA (DELLA?) WICKHAM (1831 - 17 Mar 1876)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 30 March 1876
Surnames: WICKHAM

Died: In Owoso?, Mich., March 17th, 1876, Mrs. Delia (Della?) Wickham, aged 45 years.

Nine years ago the Medina Tribune, speaking editorially of the departure of Mr. WICKHAM and family for Michigan, spoke of his "irreproachable character as a christian and a citizen;" of his life as "pure and his business character as above reproach,” and regretted the loss of such a citizen. Two years later Mr. WICKHAM was buried in the Rocky Mountains, and last Sunday his widow was laid to rest in the cemetery of our city. Left with six children she has faithfully kept her trust, and has brought them up in the fear of Him into whose presence she has gone. The children were all present, the eldest son arriving a few hours before her death. Her suffering was intense, but death had lost its terror and the last hour was peaceful. She made all arrangements for the burial and then "fell asleep." A large circle of friends gathered at the funeral, overflowing the largest church in this city. The children remain together, except George, who returns to New York. The circle thus broken here, we trust will be unbroken there.
W.L.F.

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DeWITT C. WICKHAM (7 Dec 1843 - 3 Jan 1923)

Newspaper: The Hart Journal, Hart, Michigan, Thursday, January 11, 1923
Surnames: WICKHAM, CONNELL, HARRINGTON, TODD

Col. D. C. WICKHAM was born Dec. 7th 1843 at Yates, New York, and departed this life Jan. 3, 1923, having lived a little over 79 years.

He was first married to Saddie Commell (sic--Addie CONNELL) at Coopersville, Michigan, Dec. 8 1873.  To this union was born four children, Maud, Roscoe, DeWitt and Addis.  His wife preceded him to the spirit world, having died in June, 1890.  Also two of the children, Roscoe who died in 1883, and Addis in August 1889.    He was again married to Mrs. Mary HARRINGTON about 1893.  Col. WICKHAM came to Pentwater in October, 1872, where he has since made his home. 

   He was a Civil War veteran, having entered the service at the age of 18.  And served 3 years in the 129th Inft. and the 8th N.Y. Artillery.  He enlisted as a private and came out as a 1st Lieut. of Co. A, of the 8th N.Y. Artillery.    In 1874 he was employed by the U. S. Government in the Engineers Department and has served the Government in one way or another ever since.    In 1886 he was elected Register of Deeds for Oceana County and was re-elected to that same office by a large majority.  He has served on the school board and as a village trustee.  In politics he was a Republican.  He was a member of the Joe Hooker Post No. 26 of Hart and is one of the few remaining members of that Post.

   He leaves in the immediate family to mourn his departure, his wife, Mary WICKHAM and one son, DeWitt, of Riverton Township, one daughter, Mrs. I. B. TODD, of Martinsdale, Montana.    Col. WICKHAM was a man of firm convictions and broad experience.  He will be greatly missed in this community, in the county, the state and the nation.    The funeral service were (sic) conducted from the Pentwater Methodist Church on Sunday afternoon at 2:30.  Judge (sic--Rev.) B. S. Shaw officiating, and interment was made in the family lot in the Pentwater cemetery.

Submitted by: Marlene A. Moody11 Jul 2004


FERNANDO J. WICKHAM (3 Aug 1845 - 4 Mar 1923)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, March 16, 1923
Surnames: WICKHAM, ADAMS, GRAY, HYDE, SMYTHE

Fernando J. WICKHAM, a former resident of Yates Center, died at Pasadena, Cal. Sunday, March 4, 1923, of apoplexy. Mr. WICKHAM was born at Yates Center, August 3, 1845. He enlisted in the 8th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, Co. A. and served three years during the Civil War. He was a member of Yates Lodge No. 675 F. and A. M.; also a member of the G. A. R. of Lyndonville. Mr. WICKHAM was engaged on government work on the Buffalo harbor for sixteen years and four years on the Panama Canal, after he went to Pasadena, Cal. where he had lived for the last twelve years.

The surviving relatives are a widow, Mrs. Anna A. GRAY WICKHAM to whom the deceased was married Mar. 10, 1874; two daughters, Mrs. Blanch A. HYDE of Pasadena, Cal; and Mrs. Wilda SMYTHE of Altadena, Cal; and one brother, Geo. WICKHAM of Mottville, N. Y. Another daughter, Mrs. Lillian ADAMS, passed away June 8, 1920.

The funeral services were held from Dewight C. Burnhaus’ parlors, Tuesday, March, 6, 1923, under the auspices of the Pasadena Lodge F. and A. M.; and the G. A. R. The American Legion escorted the remains to Mountain View Chapel, firing the volley and giving the last bugle call, after which the remains were cremated.

Among those who attended the funeral were, Mr. and Mrs. William BELDING and Mr. and Mrs. Van TRICE of Santa Anna; Mr. and Mrs. Warren VOSLER of Los Angeles; Mrs. Floyd WHEELER and Miss Loraine WHEELER of Long Beach; and Mr. and Mrs. Marshall TODKILL of Los Angeles, formerly of Millers, N Y.

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


HARRY LEWIS WICKHAM (7 Nov 1877 - 12 Jun 1937)

Newspaper: The Orleans Republican, Wed. June 16, 1937
Surnames: WICKHAM, BALDWIN, YATES

Harry L. WICKHAM, lifelong resident of Gaines, died suddenly Saturday evening in his home on the farm where he was born and had always lived. Death was due to a heart attack that occurred as he was getting ready to come to Albion with his family to shop Saturday evening.

Mr. WICKHAM was born Nov. 7, 1877, a son of Lewis B. WICKHAM, Gaines native, and the former Libby E. BALDWIN of Pitcher, N.Y., from whom he inherited the family farm at Budd's Corners.

The Rev. Earle I. Hamlin officiated at the funeral service held yesterday afternoon in the Wickham home. Burial followed at Mt. Albion Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ada (YATES) WICKHAM; a sister, Miss Bessie WICKHAM, and two nieces, all of Gaines.

Submitted by: Carolyn Rustay Mar 15, 2002


WALLACE WICKHAM (7 Nov 1877 - 31 Jul 1898)

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

Wallace WICKHAM, a well known resident of Yates died Sunday night after a brief illness. Funeral services were held yesterday.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 12 Jan 2003

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WICKWIRE

ROSWELL WICKWIRE (28 Jul 1789 - 2 Mar 1868)

Newspaper: Rochester (NY) Union & Advertiser, Thursday eve, March 5, 1868, page 2, col 3
Surnames: WICKWIRE

"DEATH OF ROSWELL WICKWIRE" — An old citizen of Henrietta, Roswell WICKWIRE, Esq., died at Shelby, Orleans county, on the 2d inst. at the age of 78. Judge WICKWIRE was well known here in this county. He was a long life Democrat, a sincere Christian and a man esteemed by all who knew him."

(Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery)

Submitted by: June C. Feder 5 Sep 2006

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WIECZOREK

FLORENCE GENEVIEVE WIECZOREK (23 Sep 1906 - 26 Apr 1923)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 4/27/1923
Surnames: WIECZOREK

Florence Genevieve WIECZOREK, 16 year-old-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George WIECZOREK of Shelby Basin, who died suddenly of heart failure Thursday, will be buried tomorrow. Funeral services will be held from Sacred Heart Church at nine o’clock and burial will be made at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

(Note: Florence is the daughter of Wojcieck WIECZOREK & Franciszka BUDNACK)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb, Dec 12, 2001


WOJCIECK WIECZOREK (1862 - 19 Jun 1940)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Fri., 21 June 1940
Surnames: WIECZOREK, FORREST, GUARNERI, REED, STOCK, WISNIEUSKI

Wotcieck Wieszorek 69, pased away suddenly Wednesday at his late home at Shelby Basin. Born in Germany, Mr. Wieszorek came to this country 50 years ago. Besides his wife (Franciszka), he leaves four daughters, Mrs. Lucy GUARNERI, Mrs. Cecelia WISNIEUSKI, Mrs. Della STOCK, Mrs. Clara REED, all of Buffalo and Mrs. Virginia FORREST of Chicago; two sons, Edmond of Buffalo and Walter of Medina; and 23 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock from Sacred Heart Church, with the Rev. Max Bogacki officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

(NOTE: According to Sacred Heart Cemetery records, Mr. Wieczorek was born in 1862 and his name is spelled Wojciech Wieczorek.)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb, 23 Apr 2004

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WIEDRICH

WILLIAM C. WIEDRICH (1860 - 20 Apr 1940)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., 4/22/1940
Surnames: WIEDRICH, LATTIN, POLER

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 tomorrow from the Thibault Funeral Home for William WIEDRICH, 80, 121 Frank Street, Medina, who died in the Medina Memorial Hospital Saturday evening, following a brief illness. The Rev. William Findlay will officiate at the services and the burial will be at West Ridgeway Cemetery with Odd Fellows service at the grave.

Mr. WIEDRICH was born in Elba, but lived in Medina the greater part of his life. He was one of the oldest members of Orleans Lodge I.O.O.F. and the Presbyterian Church of Medina

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma WIEDRICH, Medina; one son, Erwin and two daughters, Mrs. E. Carroll POLER and Mrs. Rebecca LATTIN, and seven grandchildren, all from Medina; and one sister and one brother.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb, 14 Feb 2004

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WIENECKE

WILLIAM WIENECKE (2 Dec 1860 - 11 Apr 1942)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., 4/13/1942
Surnames: WIENECKE, ACKER, KLEINHAUS

Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Thibault Funeral Home for William WIENECKE, 81, for many years a blacksmith in Medina, whose death occurred Saturday evening in his South Main Street home. Rev. J.C. Rawson, pastor of the Shelby Baptist Church, will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, West Shelby.

Born in Germany, Mr. WIENECKE cane to this country 60 years ago. For many years he conducted a blacksmith shop in Medina and later became night watchman at the S.A. Cook Co. He retired in 1936.

Surviving are Miss Anna WIENECKE and Mrs. Ida ACKER both at home, and one sister, Mrs. Herman KLEINHAUS of WOlcottsville.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb, 28 Mar 2006

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WILCOX

ALTA MAE ROWLEY WILCOX (25 Jun 1888 - 30 Dec 1949)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., Oct. 31, 1949
Surnames: WILCOX, ROWLEY, THOMAS

Waterport - Mrs. Erwin WILCOX, 61, died Sunday morning at her home, Park Avenue, this village. She had been in ill health for a long time. A member of the Hustler Class of the Methodist Church and the Waterport Grange she was active in the community.

Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Warren THOMAS of Albion, a grandchild, and a cousin, George ROWLEY. Services will be held Wednesday afternoon in her late home with the Rev. Gordon KURTZ officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb, 21 Jun 2002


EDGAR JOHN WILCOX (1854 - 5 Feb 1931)

Newspaper: Orleans American and Weekly News, Thurs. 12 Feb 1931
Surnames: WILCOX

Edgar John WILCOX, 77, for 37 years organist at the East Gaines Baptist Church, died at his home in East Gaines Thursday, Feb. 5. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Rose P. WILCOX; a son, Elbert F. WILCOX, and two sisters. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:15 o’clock at 154 South Main street, with burial in Stone Church cemetery, Bergen.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb, 27 Mar 2005

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WILDE

ARTHUR WILDE (1875 - Oct 1945)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Tues., 6 Nov. 1945
Surnames: WILDE

The death of Arthur WILDE, 70, formerly of Medina, occurred at his home in Sheridan, N. Y. last Monday. Surviving are his wife, Edith; and one son, Edwin WILDE, of Sheridan; also several nieces and nephews, including the Misses Edna and Alethe WILDE and Harold WILDE of Medina.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb, 9 Feb 2004


RHODA ARNOLD WILDE (3 Jan 1864 - 6 Jun 1920)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs, Jun 10, 1920
Surnames: WILDE

Mrs. Rhoda WILDE died on Friday night at her home on State Street after a long illness. Her age was 56 years. She is survived by her husband (Benjamin), two daughters (Alethe & Edna), one son (Harold), and five sisters.

(Interment in Boxwood Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb, 31 Aug 2005

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WILDMAN

ROUSEMAN WILDMAN ( - 12 Apr 1912)

Newspaper: The Orleans Republican, Albion, NY., April 24, 1912, Eagle Harbor news section
Surnames: WILDMAN

Rouseman WILDMAN, the ambassador, who went down with the ‘Titanic’ resided in this village in his boyhood.

Submitted by: Mark Rustay 16 Jan 2005

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WILES

ROBERT MALLISON WILES (1924 - 31 Jul 1926)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 5 Aug 1926
Surnames: WILES, MALLISON

Robert Mallison WILES, aged 2 years, only son of Mr. and Mrs. James Leland WILES nee Edith MALLISON, died suddenly Saturday at the family home in Rush. The burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Rush, on Monday.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb, 9 Nov 2007

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WILKINSON

MARY A. CHRISTY WILKINSON (Feb 1827 - 4 Jan 1903)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 8 Jan 1903
Surnames: WILKINSON, CHRISTY

The many friends of Mrs. M. A. WILKINSON were saddened by the news of her death, which occurred of pneumonia, January 4th, at the home of her son, George, where she was spending the holidays, at Danbury, Conn. Her daughter, Miss Ella, was summoned from Elkhart, Ind., and the body was brought here for interment, funeral services being held at the residence yesterday afternoon.

Interment in Boxwood Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb, 12 Sep 2005

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WILLETT

EDITH J. PRATT WILLETT (Jul 1835 - 9 Dec 1910)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Sat., Dec. 10, 1910
Surnames: WILLETT, BLOUNT, BUNCY, LOADES, MOSIER

The death of Mrs. M. C. WILLETT, aged 75 years, occurred at Ridgeway, Dec. 9, of Bright's Disease. She had been a life long resident of Ridgeway.

Deceased leaves to mourn her loss nine children, Mrs. C. H. BUNCY, Mrs. E. BLOUNT, Mr. Bert WILLETT, Mr. Ira WILLETT, and Mr. Frank WILLETT, all of Medina, and Mrs. James LOADES and Mrs. Jesse MOSIER, of Ridgeway, and Mr. William WILLETT, of Seattle, Washington.

(Interment in West Ridgeway Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 2 Mar 2002


EVA BETH WILLETT (5 Sep 1901 - 18 Aug 1902)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 21 Aug 1902
Surnames: WILLETT

Eva Beth, infant daughter of Ira WILLETT, of Church street, died on Monday last, aged eleven months.

(Interment in Bates Road Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 2 Mar 2002


NORMAN E. WILLETT (25 Jan 1898 - 2 Jun 1900)

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

WILLETT - The son of Frank WILLETT, of South Main street, aged 2 years, died on Saturday last.

(Interment in Boxwood Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb Staff, 2 Mar 2002

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WILLIAMS

BENJAMIN E. WILLIAMS (Mar 1855 – 19 Jan 1921)

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

Benjamin E. WILLIAMS, a well-known Albion lawyer, died on the 19th inst. Deceased was born in Carlton in 1855. Attended Yates Academy and graduated from the law school of Michigan University. In 1886 he was married to Ruth BLANCHARD of Lyndonville, who survives with three children.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 28 Aug 2012


CHESTER S. WILLIAMS (6 Oct 1848 - 20 Jun 1936)

Newspaper: Orleans American & Weekly News, 25 Jun 1936
Surnames: WILLIAMS

Chester WILLIAMS was born Oct. 1848 the oldest son of Benjamin and Mariette WILLIAMS of Kenyonville N.Y. He died at his home June 20, following an illness of a month. He was one of the last survivors of A type once commonplace in American life; now rarely met and already almost forgotten.

He was the typical American farmer of the mid-nineteenth century. Some men change with the changing times: some of less pliable fiber belong definitely to the past, and when they live on into a present which they cannot apprehend or justly estimate they have the power of bringing the past with them: they recreate for us an age, a state of culture a type of Americanism which we might easily forget; and which it might be rather better for us to remember. The story of this man's life is in no respect dramatic or picturesque. It would have been in his day a commonplace ----a story told of thousands like him.

He was the son of American parents, of Revolutionary stock on both sides. His forbears couldn't start him in the race with the advantages of wealth or any of the ease and gace which it can buy. All they had to hand on to him was a heritage of health, of reasonably good ability, and character-character in a special aspect of fortitude and integrity. His father died before this man was seven. He was the oldest son in a family of four children; times were hard; the Civil War was soon to be fought. For this man the lines of his life were laid down before he had outgrown his boyhood. There can never have been for him any question of what he would do; he was to do all his life what he must. Circumstances constrained him. Quite commonly those who are deaf or indifferent to the commands of duty find it relatively easy to escape the grip of circumstances, but for this man there was never a time in his life when a sense of responsibility of obligation was not the dominating force which moved him. He was an obedient son, a faithful, devoted brother.

He exemplified most of the qualities which two generations ago were associated with the word American. He was capable of self-denial and of exertion beyond belief. There was no limit to his capacity for endurance. He was hard working, proud, self-reliant, independent to a fault; he was shrewd ---men of his stamp drove hard bargains, with a scorn of the weakling and the fool which was certainly not lovable but which did have a distinctly tonic effect, on the society of which they were a part. He was in no sense an easy man; but since he was more rigorous in his dealings with himself than he could possibly have been with any other person, that fact may be set down to just what it was---an evidence of strong will and singleness of purpose. The American of his type was above all else a realist. He did not see life whole-could not have been expected to do so---but within the very restricted range of his experience he saw it truly.

There was about this type of American a certain essential sanity which had its basis in a rough but fairly accurate sense of values, and an inimitable humor which is the undying enemy of shallow sentimentality and fuzzy mindedness. With men like him the extent of their knowledge may actually have been very limited but they were rarely the victims of delusions or false ideas. What they did know, was so. Their knowledge was grounded in fact. Experience was their control. In a sense this man's lot was hard and his life narrow. It was not, however without its compensations. He loved his land; he loved farming to the end of his life he was interested in and proud of his work It is the good fortune of very few men to spend a whole life---a long life---in that one spot which is to them the best conceiveable place the earth could offer, in work which at the end of a long and busy life, can still seem vitally interesting, vitually important.

There was to be observed in his life a certain unity, a design which is all too frequently lacking. It came from his having formulated very early a code by which he governed his conduct. He wished, at the end his life, to be able to say-"I done my best according to the light that was given me."

"Fear no more the heat of the sun,
Nor the furious winter's rages:
Thou thy worldly task hast done,
Home art gone and ta'en thy wages."

We who knew him best make bold to hope that in that last accounting he will not be held an undeserving servant.


Newspaper: Orleans American & Weekly News, 28 June 1936

The Editor
The Orleans American Albion, N.Y.

Dear Sir:
I am enclosing check for $5.00 in payment for the paper, some of it arrears and the balance for continuance.

The actual purpose of this note is however to comment on the obituary article headed Chester S. WILLIAMS. This is the most brilliant character analysis I have ever read, and I have read this one five or six times and am going to pass it around among my friends, men who make it their business to write and whose income is derived from writing.

I am a native of Orleans county, born and reared on the Ridge Road, where my father was born, lived his 92 years and died; where my grandfather settled in 1817 and in his 91st year died and is buried in a corner of the land he conquered from the wilderness. I still remember the two Williams places. The Hank WILLIAMS place just west of the hamlet of Kenyonville; the Chet WILLIAMS place east of what then was called Fairhaven, on the south side of the Ridge Road. My boyhood recollection is that these were both places of character, and that Chet WILLIAMS was a "hard" ' man, an estimate borne out in this obituary. Will you please send me two or three copies of last week's American? I want to send one copy to the Reader's Digest. I think they will very likely want to print it. And will you also give me the name of the author?
Very truly yours,
Albert M. Sterling

(Interment in Kenyonville Cemetery)

Submitted by: Scot Sabo 3 Nov 2003


CLARA M. 'CLARISSA' BIDLEMAN WILLIAMS (26 May 1842 - 20 Sep 1921)

Newspaper: Quincy (Michigan) Herald, October 6, 1921, p. 4, col. 4
Surnames: WILLIAMS, BIDLEMAN, CERROW

Mrs. Clara M. Williams died Thrusday, September 20, 1921, after a long illness. Clara M. Bidelman was born in West Shelby, N.Y., May 26, 1842, and was the last of ten children to depart this life.

May 3, 1874, she was united in marriage to Henry Williams, who passed away February 23, 1894. To this union one daughter was born, now Mrs. Lena J. Cerrow, who with two granddaughters, Ethelena and Dorris Cerrow, survive.

In her early life she became a member of the Christian Church in New York state, later transferring her membership to the Coldwater church where she has been a faithful member.

The funeral was held at the late home, 55 North Jefferson street, Saturday at 2:30 p.m., burial at Lake View cemetery, Quincy, beside her husband.

Submitted by: Jennifer Clark Aug 27, 2001


FRANCES ELIZABETH WILLIAMS (Jul 1862 - 9 Aug 1913)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 14 Aug. 1913 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: WILLIAMS

The death of Mrs. Allen WILLIAMS occurred on Saturday at her home two miles west of Albion, on the Allen road. Her age was 51 years.

(Interment in Hillside Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 6 Feb 2006


FRANK WILLIAMS ( - 15 or 22 Oct 1890)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 23 Oct 1890
Surnames: WILLIAMS

Frank WILLIAMS, son of C. M. WILLIAMS, of Waterport, who was recently injured by being struck by an overhead bridge while doing duty as an R.W. & O. brakesman, died at the hospital in Oswego on Wednesday last.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 16 Feb 2007


HENRY WILLIAMS (21 Apr 1815 - 1 Apr 1900)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune; Thurs. April 5, 1900
Surnames: WILLIAMS, HURLBURT

Henry WILLIAMS, one of the oldest residents of Medina, died at his home Sunday night, aged eighty-five years. Mr. WILLIAMS had been in the employ of the New York Central Railroad Company for over fifty years, and had carried the mails for forty-six years. He was a charter member of the Old Fellows’ lodge, and the oldest Odd Fellow in Orleans county.

Besides a widow (Nancy), he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Elmer HURLBURT, of this place.

(Interment in Boxwood Cemetery )

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Feb 2003


HENRY DRAKE WILLIAMS (9 Sep 1827 - 12 Dec 1915)

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

Henry D. WILLIAMS, eighty-eight years old, retired Gaines farmer, holder of the past two years of gold medal of Orleans county pioneer association for oldest native resident and one of the founders of the Universalist Church society in Gaines, died Sunday at his farm home four miles northeast of Albion. WILLIAMS is survived by his widow (Sarah COOPER), one daughter, Mrs. Elmer THOMPSON, and one sister, Mrs. Charles VANDEKAR, of Albion.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 7 May 2006


JOHN NEWTON WILLIAMS (11 Nov 1882 - 17 Jan 1926)

Newspaper: The Medina Daily Journal, 22 Jan 1926
Surnames: WILLIAMS, DAVIS

The death of John N. WILLIAMS occurred at his home in Morton Sunday Jan. 17th aged 43 years. The funeral was held from the home Tuesday, the Rev. Mr. Eddy officiating. Burial on the Williams lot at Kenyonville. He is survived by his wife Florence DAVIS WILLIAMS one daughter Katherine Ethel WILLIAMS; three brothers and four sisters. Mrs. WILLIAMS is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Parks A. DAVIS of Davis Avenue.

(No record of his burial in Kenyonville Cem)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Oct 2011


LEONARD WILLIAMS ( - 4 Jun 1912)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 6/5/1912
Surnames: WILLIAMS

Leonard WILLIAMS, a former resident of this place, died at his home in Lockport after a short illness. The body will be brought to Medina on the noon train tomorrow, and services will be held at the chapel at Boxwood cemetery. Deceased is survived by a widow and one daughter.

(No record of his burial)

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


MARGARET JANE BURKE WILLIAMS (1880 - 16 Oct 1949)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., Oct. 17, 1949
Surnames: WILLIAMS, TRIMBLE, BENNAGE, BURKE

Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 p.m. in the Merrill Funeral Home, Albion, for Mrs. Margaret J. WILLIAMS of 335 South Avenue, whose death occurred Sunday in the Medina Memorial Hospital. Burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

A native of Albion and a former resident of Carlton, Mrs. WILLIAMS was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Albion and Abeel Rebekah Lodge of that village.

She is survived by her husband, Edwin M., of Medina, a daughter, Mrs. Cladson P. TRIMBLE of Williamsville; one son, Keith E. of Niagara Falls; a grandson, Thomas TRIMBLE of Williamsville; one sister, Mrs. Roy BENNAGE of Waterport, and two brothers, William BURKE and Elbert BURKE, both of Albion.

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


MARY HARRIS WILLIAMS (19 Dec 1853 - 13 Jun 1938)

Newspaper: Albion Advertiser, Friday 17 Jun 1938, Page 7
Surnames; WILLIAMS, BROWN, PARKER, HARRIS, HOWES

Mrs. Mary Harris WILLIAMS, whose family home was on Reynolds street in Albion for many years, died Monday, aged 84 years.

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. James PARKER, Mrs. Sarah BROWN, Misses Mahala and Carrie HARRIS, all residents of East State street, this village; two brothers, Charles HARRIS of Jacksonville, Fla., and Loren HARRIS of Albion; two step-daughters, Mrs. Loren HARRIS and Mrs. Abbie HOWES of Knowlesville. Funeral services were held Wednesday from the Merrill Funeral Home. Burial at Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Submitted by: Richard Callard Feb 4, 2002


RUTH BLANCHARD WILLIAMS (7 Apr 1862 - 13 May 1938)

Newspaper: Unknown
Surnames; WILLIAMS, BLANCHARD, SCHNITZER

Mrs. Ruth Williams Dies;
Was Albion Civic Leader, Albion - Mrs. Ruth BLANCHARD WILLIAMS, 76, widow of Benjamin E. WILLIAMS, died Friday night in her home, 16 East State St. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 p. m. tomorrow in the residence, the Rev. Ward B. Hurlburt officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

The daughter of the late George and Myra BLANCHARD, she was born Apr. 7, 1862 in Carlton, north of Albion. Educated in Yates Academy and Brockport Normal School, she taught in various rural schools in Western Orleans County and following her graduation from Brockport Normal School was a member of the staff of Elmira Free Academy for two years. She was married to Benjamin WILLIAMS Aug. 22, 1886 and following her marriage made her home in Albion. She was one of the organizers of the Conversation Club and first president of the organization and for a time was actively identified with the Civic League of Albion, organized to further social work and civic improvement in Albion.

Surviving are one son, Paul E. WILLIAMS, Utica, editor of the Utica Daily Press; two daughters, Miss Claire WILLIAMS, Albion, member of the Albion High School staff, and Mrs. May C. SCHNITZER, Catskill, and four grandchildren, Patty, Betsy and Benjamin 0. WILLIAMS, Utica, and Ruth Blanchard SCHNITZER, Catskill.

RUTH BLANCHARD WILLIAMS BIO

Submitted by: Scot Sabo 3 Nov 2003


SARAH WILLIAMS (1849 - 10 Jul 1912)

Newspaper: Medina Journal-Register, 7/11/1912
Surnames: WILLIAMS, ROOT, WEAVER, GRIMES, FERRY

Mrs. Sarah WILLIAMS died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas ROOT, 208 West Center street, Wednesday evening, aged 62 years. She leaves eight children, to whom she had been a most devoted and loving mother. Four daughters, Mrs. Thomas ROOT, of Medina, Mrs. George Etta WEAVER, of Carlton, Mrs. Walter GRIMES, of Kendall and Mrs. Don FERRY, of Rochester, and four sons, Robert, of Rochester, Carl, of Ontario, John, of North Carolina, and Bernard, of Rochester.

Funeral Saturday at 1:30. Interment at Kenyonville Cemetery.

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

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WILLIS

GEORGE A. WILLIS (Mar 1848 - 15 Apr 1923)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 4/16/1923>
Surnames: WILLIS, DAVEY, WALL, PERNOT

The death of George A. WILLIS occurred Sunday evening, aged 75 years. He is survived by a wife (Nellie); three daughters, Mrs. George DAVEY, Mrs. Allen WALL and Mrs. Herman PERNOT; three sons, Frank B. of Medina, Glenn of Buffalo and Clyde of Lockport.

The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the house, 711 Gwinn Street. The Rev. L. L. ROGERS of the Methodist Church will officiate. Interment at Bates Road Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Oct 15, 2001

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WILLSON

SABINA PALMER WILLSON (27 Jun 1807 - 4 Jan 1894)

Newspaper: The Union & Advertiser, Rochester, NY, Jan. 8, 1894
Surnames: WILLSON, PALMER, FERRY, LANGDON, FARNUM

Holley, N. Y., Jan. 8 - Mrs. Sabina WILLSON, widow of J. G. WILLSON, and one of the oldest residents of this place, died at her home Thursday afternoon, of influenza. Mrs. WILLSON was 86 years of age and leaves a brother, Monroe FERRY of this place, and two sisters, Mrs. Diana LANGDON of Bay City, Mich., and Mrs. Julia FARNUM of Puyallup, State of Washington. The deceased was a life-long member of the Baptist church, and had been connected with that church at this place for over thirty-six years. The funeral services were held at the house this afternoon at 2 o'clock.

(Interment in Hillside Cemetery)

Submitted by: Glenda Whitaker, Sep 8, 2001

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WILMARTH

CHARLES WILMARTH (18 Dec 1848 - 21 Jan 1923)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, January 22, 1923
Surnames: WILMARTH, SUMMERVILLE, COMPTON, WEBSTER, PLATTS

The death of Charles W. WILMARTH occurred at his home at 733 Church Street Sunday, at 2 o'clock, aged 75 years. He was a moulder by trade and had been employed at the Central and the Swett Foundries for many years until two years ago.

He is survived by a wife (Ellen), three daughters, Mrs. Victor SUMMERVILLE of Lockport, Mrs. Seymour COMPTON and Mrs. Walter WEBSTER of Medina, and a sister, Mrs. Thomas PLATTS. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2:30 o'clock at his late home and the Rev. J. J. ALLEN of the Baptist Church will officiate.

Interment at Boxwood Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb, Oct 8, 2001


FRANK WILMARTH (1845 - 1 Dec 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 9 Dec 1915
Surnames: WILMARTH, PLATTS

Frank WILMARTH, formerly of Medina, died December first at his home in Petoskey, Mich. He is survived by two children, and two sisters, Miss Lucinda WILMARTH and Mrs. Thomas PLATTS, and two brothers, Morris WILMARTH and Charles WILMARTH, of Medina.

(Note: Frank was the son of Samuel & Harriet WILMARTH)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb, 7 May 2006


FURMAN N. WILMARTH (September 14, 1866 - April 24, 1930)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Apr 24, 1930
Surnames: WILMARTH, BURLIN, MEARS, BOWEN

The death of F. N. WILMARTH occurred this morning at his home on Highland avenue after a long illness. He is survived by his wife Jessie BURLIN WILMARTH, two sisters, Mrs. Chauncey MEARS(?) and Mrs. Ara BOWEN, one brother Frank WILMARTH of Lockport.

Funeral from the residence Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial at Boxwood Cemetery.

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


SAMUEL WILMARTH (1880 - 18 Dec 1916)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 21 Dec 1916
Surnames: WILMARTH, MEARS, BOWEN

The death of Samuel WILMARTH, aged 36 years, formerly of Medina, occurred at the Emergency Hospital at Buffalo Monday night, of a broken back caused by a fall.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 21 Jan 2008


WILLIAM WILMARTH (26 Sep 1865 - 31 Oct 1929)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Fri., Nov. 1, 1929
Surnames: WILMARTH, MEARS, BOWEN

The death of William WILMARTH occurred Thursday at 12:30 after a brief illness at the home of his sister, aged 64 years. The funeral will be held Saturday at 2:30 o’clock at the home of his sister Mrs. Chauncey MEARS, 1200 South Main street. Interment at Boxwood Cemetery.

He is survived by two sisters Mrs. MEARS and Mrs. Era BOWEN, of Batavia and two brothers Frank of Tonawanda and Herman in Missouri. The deceased was a life long resident in Medina having been born in this village in 1865.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 18 Jun 2002

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WILSON

A. BERNETT WILSON (18 Aug 1849 - 29 Nov 1926)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thursday 2 Dec 1926
Surnames: WILSON, HOWELL

A. B. WILSON, aged 77 years, died Monday at the Arnold Gregory Hospital in Albion. He is survived by three sons, William A. and Ross of Albion and Randall, of Viola, Wis., and one daughter, Mrs. George HOWELL of Millville. The funeral was held Wednesday at the home of his son, Ross, at the Silver Fox Farm.

(Interment in Millville Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 7 Mar 2008


ANDREW J. WILSON (Jan 1835 - 25 Oct 1909)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 28 Oct 1909 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: WILSON

The death of Andrew J. WILSON occurred Monday morning at the family home, in Albion, after a long illness from a complication of diseases.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 21 Feb 2006


BERTHA A. WILSON (19 Sep 1880 - 7 Mar 1950)

Newspaper: The Medina Daily Journal; Wed., March 8, 1950
Surnames: WILSON, COON, LEACH, TUCKER

Miss Bertha A. WILSON, 69, Scott Road, a retired school teacher, died last night at the Medina Memorial Hospital following a very short illness, and but 12 days after the death of her brother, William WILSON.

Born on the Scott Road Sept. 19, 1880, she was the daughter of the late William V. and Alice M. COON WILSON. A member of the First Baptist Church, she was a member of the King's Daughters Class of the church, and was also a member of the Tuesday Club. Miss WILSON had during the past years taught school at Lyndonville, Knowlesville and at the Gravel Road school in which district she resided. Interested in Red Cross work, she had given assistance as solicitor in the financial drives of the group.

Surviving are one niece, Mrs. Theodore LEACH; and a brother-in-law, Bert TUCKER, both of the Scott Road. Friends may call at her late home on the Scott Road, from where the funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Ralph Ross, pastor of the First Baptist Church will officiate, and burial will be in the family plot in Bates Road Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 7 Apr 2006


EDITH BECKETT WILSON (18 Feb 1884 - 12 Aug 1951)

Newspaper: (probably) The Medina Daily Journal; dated Mon. 13 Aug 1951
Surnames: WILSON, BECKETT, DANIELS, SKINNER, LACEY

Lyndonville - Mrs. Frederick WILSON, 67, died suddenly at her home on Maple Avenue Sunday morning. She had been in ill health for many months. As Edith DECKETT, she was born in the Town of Shelby February 18, 1884, the daughter of Charles and Addie BECKETT. In 1904 she married Frederick WILSON. Since 1913 they have resided in the Town of Yates.

Surviving are her husband; their five sons and five daughters; Claude, Lyndonville; Chester and Stanley, Albion; Harold of Lyndonville; Donald of Medina; Mrs. Fred Daniels, Eagle Harbor; Mrs. Ira SKINNER, Yates Center; Miss Edna WILSON, Buffalo; Mrs. Floyd LACEY, Lyndonville and Miss Vernita WILSON, Rochester. There are 14 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Smythe Funeral Home here at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon with burial 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


EDWARD E. WILSON (21 Jul 1832 - 20 Oct 1887)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 3 Nov 1887
Surnames: WILSON

WILSON - Died, at his home in Ridgeway, N. Y., October 20th, of Bright's disease, from which he had long been a sufferer, Edward E. WILSON, aged fifty-four years. Mr. WILSON was born in this town, where he has always resided, with the exception of eight years in Michigan, and on the farm adjoining his own on the south. While he was a man of energy and tact in business, he was withal kind and courteous, pleasant and sociable; so liked and respected by his large circle of friends and acquaintances that each will feel a sense of personal loss in his death.

He leaves two children - Anna and Truman - to mourn his memory and emulate the example of an affectionate father and a good man. Funeral services were held at the house on the afternoon of the 22d ult.

(Interment in Tanner Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 19 Sep 2006


ELIZABETH E. HANNON WILSON (24 May 1859 - 7 Dec 1950)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Fri., 08 Dec 1950
Surnames: WILSON, BREITSMAN, COLE, CORY, HANNON, SCHUMARD, SHEPARD

The death of Mrs. Elizabeth E. WILSON, 91, one of Medina's oldest residents, occurred yesterday afternoon in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Willis BREITSMAN, 329 South Avenue. Death followed a long illness.

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, May 24, 1859, her parents were the late Robert and Elizabeth HANNON. She came with her parents to America when she was 8 years of age and she has resided here for the past 81 years. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Surviving her are one daughter., Mrs. Willis BREITSMAN; two sons, Reginald D. of Eustis, Florida, W. Ralph of Baltimore, Md.; three sisters, Mrs. Isobel SHEPARD of Albion, Mrs. George COLE of Brockport, and Mrs. Frank SCHUMARD of Portland, Oregon; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Hartt Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., where funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. Reginald CORY officiating, with interment in Boxwood Cemetery.

Note: Widow of Samuel J. WILSON, Parents - Robert HEATH & Elizabeth HANNON.)

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 09 Apr 2002


ELIZABETH McDERMOTT WILSON (1866 - 5 Apr 1930)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 4/7/1930
Surnames: WILSON, McDERMOTT, JENKINS, DANOLDS, APPS

The death of Mrs. Elizabeth WILSON, aged 63 years, wife of the late Henry WILSON of Orient street occurred at Medina Memorial Hospital Saturday afternoon following a brief illness. She leaves to mourn her loss a daughter Mrs. Frank JENKINS of Brockport, two sons Stephen E. of Boston, Mass., and George W. of Seneca Falls, N. Y., three grandchildren, Janet, Robert and Francis JENKINS, two sisters, Mrs. Mary DANOLDS of Boston, Mass. and Mrs. William APPS of this place, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning at St. Mary’s Church, burial in the family plot at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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


FANNY WILSON (15 Oct 1888 - 6 Nov 1888)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune; Thurs., 8 Nov 1888
Surnames: WILSON

Fanny, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. WILSON, died at their residence on the Bates road on Tuesday night.

(Interment in West Ridgeway Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 13 Nov 2006


FRASER MARSHALL WILSON (21 Nov 1840 - 7 Oct 1890)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 23 Oct 1890
Surnames: WILSON, TODKILL

County Line - The funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Frazier WILSON, were observed on Thursday, the 9th., inst., at 10 a.m., at the house of William TODKILL. The Rev. Dunham, of Albion, conducted the regions services, after which the remains were conveyed to West Gaines for interment. Deceased was fifty-one years of age, and a sister of the late Mrs.(Catherine MARSHALL) TODKILL. Was born in Orleans county, and reared in the same house where she died.

(Interment in Otter Creek Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 16 Feb 2007


GEORGE WILSON (1850 - 9 Jan 1917)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 18 Jan 1917 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: WILSON

George WILSON, aged 67 years who for several years was a trainer with the Barnum circus and had charge of the famous elephant "Jumbo" was buried on the 10th inst., from the little chapel at the Orleans County Home for Aged and Infirm, where he died. WILSON was a former resident of the town of Yates.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 13 May 2006


GEORGE H. WILSON (Apr 1889 – 28 NOV 1933)

Newspaper: Lyndonville Enterprise, Thurs. 30 Nov 1933
Surnames: WILSON

SUPERVISOR KILLED IN CRASH
Supervisor George WILSON, 44, of the town of Carlton, suffered fatal injuries and five other persons minor cuts and bruises when the car in which he was riding collided with another at the intersection of Allegany and Judge roads, town of Alabama Monday evening at 6:30 o'clock. Mr. WILSON died in Batavia hospital early Tuesday morning.

Edward Annabel, 25, of Bath, the driver of the second car, is being held pending an investigation of the accident. Albert W. Densmore, who was driving Mr. Wilson's car, received cuts about the face and legs. Henry Tarhus, Victor Davis and Jacqueline Creveling, all passengers of the car driven by Annabel, all are residents of Bath, and suffered cuts and bruises. Mr. WILSON was defeated for reelection this month by Ray Mann, Democrat, by a majority of 27 votes. Mr. WILSON was chairman of the supervisors' highway committee.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Jan 2012


HUGH MONTGOMERY WILSON (May 1863 - 26 Jan 1926)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 4 Feb 1926
Surnames: WILSON

Hugh M. WILSON, a former resident of Medina, died in Florida last week. The body was brought to Medina for burial.

(Interment in Boxwood Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Nov 2007


JAMES WILSON (1832 - 8 Jan 1873)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 9 Jan. 1873
Surnames: WILSON, MONTGOMERY

A sad accident occurred Monday afternoon, at Weld & Hill's new(or saw?) mill, resulting in the death of James WILSON, a worthy citizen of this village.

He was at work in the mill, assisting in lowering timbers to what is known as the wheel pit. At the time Mr. WILSON held the end of a rope looped around the end of a timber, which being covered with a little snow caused the rope to slip and throw the weight suddenly upon him. He was thrown headlong to the floor below, a distance of twelve or fifteen feet, striking on the side of his head and shoulder, causing a fracture of the base of the skull. He was immediately carried to his residence and all possible medical aid rendered to save him. But the shock was fatal, and after lingering in an insensible condition until an early hour Wednesday morning the remaining spark of life departed.

The deceased was about forty years of age, and has for the past twenty or more years been a resident of this village. During the past thirteen years he had been in the employ of Messrs. Weld & Hill, by whom he was held in high esteem as a trustworthy and reliable man. He leaves a wife (Susan MONTGOMERY) and two children (Fred & Hugh) to mourn his loss.

(Interment in Boxwood Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 16 Jun 2006


JESSE WILSON (1848 - 22 Oct 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 28 Oct 1915 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: WILSON

Jesse WILSON, aged 67, died Friday at the Orleans county hospital. It is not known that he had any relatives.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 21 Mar 2006


JOHN WILSON (May 1796 – 18 Nov 1875)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 2 Dec 1875
Surnames: WILSON, FREEMAN

Under the heading “DIED”.
WILSON-In Shelby, at the residence of his nephew, Wilber FREEMAN, Nov. 18th, 1875, John WILSON, aged 79 years and 6 months.

(Interment in Freeman Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 26 Sep 2011


JOHN WILSON (1845 - 30 Nov 1924)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 4 Dec 1924
Surnames: WILSON, PEATT, TAYLOR, BLOCKER

The death of John WILSON, aged 79 years, occurred Sunday morning, November 30, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Nelson (Maria) PEATT in Shelby. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Libby TAYLOR of Cadillac, Mich., and Mrs. PEATT and one niece, Miss Alice BLOCKER of Shelby. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Harlan Tuttle officiating. Burial was at Flether Chapel.

(Interment in Fletcher Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 12 Sep 200\65


JOHN WILSON (20 Jul 1837 - 4 Jan 1903)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 8 Jan 1903
Surnames: WILSON

John WILSON, of Albion, committed suicide Sunday by shooting himself in the head. He had been melancholy for about two weeks. He spent some time in the Buffalo State Hospital several years ago, his insanity being the result of grip. He leaves his wife, a son, John WILSON, and a daughter. Mr. WILSON served in the civil War in which he lost a leg.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 12 Sep 2005


JOHN BUSHNELL WILSON (21 Oct 1844 - 18 Aug 1906)

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

John WILSON died at Kendall on Saturday, aged 62 years.

(Interment in Greenwood Cemetery

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 24 Mar 2005


LILLIAN MARSHALL WILSON (May 1875 - 12 Aug 1957)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal-Register; Tues. 13 Aug. 1957
Surnames: WILSON, CALLARD, CLAYTON, LYNCH, MARSHALL

ALBION - Mrs. Lillian M. WILSON, 80, died Monday in the Arnold Gregory Memorial Hospital. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Frank LYNCH and Mrs. Mary CALLARD of Albion and Mrs. Walter CLAYTON of Buffalo; a son, Carl J. WILSON of Rochester, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Merrill Funeral Home at East State Street and Ingersoll Street, where a service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday with burial in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 13 Mar 2004


MARVIN A. WILSON (3 Feb 1895 - 24 Sep 1957)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Wed., Sept. 25, 1957
Surnames: WILSON, SMITH, ARMSTRONG, RHODES, EGGLESTON, CROCKER

Marvin A. WILSON, 62, 505 Ann Street, well known employee of the Medina Branch of the H. J. Heinz Co. where he headed their Quality Control Department for a long period, died last night in the Medina Memorial Hospital. Mr. WILSON had been a patient in the hospital for the past two weeks folowing a coronary thrombosis sufered in his home.

Born in Kendall, Feb. 3, 1895, his parents were the late Willis and Ida SMITH WILSON. He married Marjorie ARMSTRONG Sept. 19, 1916, and had been a resident here for the past 35 years. Mr. WILSON was a member, past trustee and elder of the First Presbyterian Church. He was a charter member of Medina Lions Club, and also held membership in Medina Lodge of Masons and Medina Lodge of Elks. He joined the Heinz Co. here in 1924.

Surviving in addition to his widow are a brother, George N. WILSON of Lake Worth, Fa; two sisters, Mrs. Adah RHODES of Rochester and Mrs. Erwin EGGLESTON of Peekskill; also two nephews, Robert CROCKER of Rochester and Lewis EGGLESTON of Peekskill.

Friends may call at the Barnes-Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St. from where services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Edward J. SIMPSON will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery. The family has asked that those who wish to do so may make contributions to the building fund of the First Presbyterian Church in lieu of flowers.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 25 Aug 2002


MARY J. WILSON ( - 18 Aug 1932)

Newspaper: The Orleans Republican, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 1932, Page 1
Surnames: WILSON, HOUSEL

Mrs. Mary J. WILSON, sister of Mrs. Jane HOUSEL of Wilson, formerly of Holley, died August 18 in the Lockport City Hospital.

Submitted by: Mark Rustay Dec 18, 2001


ROBERT D. WILSON (10 Nov 1857 - 16 Feb 1923)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 17 Feb 1923
Surnames: WILSON, KNEELAND, WELLS

The death of Robert D. WILSON, aged 65 years, occurred at his home, 257 Park Avenue, Rochester, Friday morning. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. M. Louise WELLS and Mrs. J. M. KNEELAND of Rochester; three brothers, Rev. W. G. WILSON of Saskatchewan; S. (Samuel) J. WILSON of Medina and Charles A. WILSON of New York. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 10 o’clock at the house. Interment at Medina

(Interment in Boxwood Cemetery).

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


SARAH E. BLOOMFIELD WILSON (16 Apr 1860 - 17 Sep 1928)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs., 20 Sep 1928
Surnames: WILSON, BLOOMFIELD, GALEY

Mrs. D.(Delvin) W. WILSON died suddenly at her home on Park ave. Monday evening. She is survived by her husband, and one son John L. GALEY of New York. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Boxwood Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 4 Jan 2009


WILBER FISK WILSON (1845 - 23 May 1912)

Newspaper: Orleans American, June (1st week), 1912
Surnames: WILSON, ROSE, MILES, WEBSTER

Wilbur Fisk WILSON, formerly of Carlton, died Friday at a Rochester hospital, aged 67 years, and his remains were brought to Mt. Albion for burial. He leaves three sisters, Mrs. Ellen ROSE, Mrs. Sarah MILES of Albion, Mrs. Margaret WEBSTER of Alameda, Cal., and a brother, Philo B. WILSON, of Waterport.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Submitted by: Mark Rustay Jan 6, 2002


WILLIAM C. WILSON (31 Mar 1875 - 23 Feb 1950)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Thurs., Feb. 23, 1950
Surnames: WILSON, COON, LEACH

William C. WILSON, 74, died this morning at his home on the Scott Road, Medina, where he was born and had lived his entire lifetime. He was born March 31, 1875, son of the late William C. and Alice COON WILSON. He had been ill for the past eighteen months.

Local residents of the middle age bracket and over remember Wilson as a jovial participant in many parades; a man who lent a wholesome atmosphere to these affairs as he donned a comic policeman’s costume.

Surviving are his sister, Bertha WILSON; a niece, Mrs. T. M. LEACH; and several cousins. Funeral services will be held from his late home on Sunday afternoon, at 2:30 o’clock with the Rev. Ralph D. ROSS, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Bates Road Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 3 May 2002


WILLIAM WILLIS WILSON (Aug 1859 - 18 Jan 1931)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 22 Jan 1931
Surnames: WILSON, CROCKER

William W. WILSON, 73, a former resident of Orleans County, died Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ada CROCKER, in Rochester. besides Mrs. CROCKER, he leaves two sons, George of Hawthorne, N. J., and Marvin, of Medina: a daughter, Grace WILSON, Batavia, and a grandson. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the McNall funeral home, Albion. Burial was in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 16 Jan 2012

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WILTSE

BETSY J. BERRY WILTSE (30 Jan 1826 - 15 Jan 1911)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 2 Feb 1911
Surnames: WILTSE, BERRY, WICKHAM

Mrs. Betsy WILTSE died January 15th, 1911, after a three days' illness, following a stroke of apoplexy. Mrs. WILTSE was the first daughter of Gardner BERRY. She was born in Bethany, N. Y., on January 30, 1826. In the spring of that year she came with her parents to East Shelby, where she spent her early life. In 1851 she was married to Reuben WICKHAM and moved to Michigan where she lived until Mr. WICKHAM's death in 1888. In 1890 she married Justin S. WILTSE, of East Shelby, and since Mr. WILTSE`s death in April 1909, she had made her home with her nephew, J. Gardner BERRY. It was a great source of comfort to her to know that she could come back to her old home to spend her last years. She was a good woman, appreciative of kindness, careful in her manner of life, firm of will, and modest in benevolent acts. The church will miss her, for in these latter days she was one of its best friends, She was the last of three generations, which brings a serious thought to her circle of friends. Still we must be helped by looking upon a good life well spent, and inspired to rise to the best in us as we see the record closed. The funeral was held January 18, 1911, from her nephew's home. Interment was in the East Shelby Cemetery beside her father and mother.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 24 Nov 2010

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WINDEN

HARRIET EMILY MILLER WINDEN (Jun 1853 - 7 Sep 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 9 Sep 1915
Surnames: WINDEN, MILLER, YOUNG

Died at her home in Pennellville, N. Y., Harriet Emily MILLER, wife of William WINDEN. She leaves besides her husband, six sons and one daughter, as follows: William A. WINDEN, of Ira, N. Y., George Theron WINDEN of Holley, Frank WINDEN, of Mesa, Col., Arthur WINDEN, of Fulton, Otto WINDEN, of Hannibal, N. Y., and Mrs. William W. YOUNG, of Pennellville. Deceased was for many years a resident of Ridgeway. Burial Friday in Mount Hope cemetery, Rochester.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 7 May 2006

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WING

ELEANOR LIMA WING (11 Feb 1845 - wk. of 7 Mar 1928)

Newspaper: The Orleans Republican, Albion, NY, Wed., 14 Mar 1928
Surnames: WING, LEE, LIMA

--Mrs. Eleanor WING, aged eighty-four, died at her home near Holley last week. She leaves two sons, Chas S. of Holley and W. Frank of Kendall: also one daughter, Mrs. Bert LEE of Kendall.

(Interment in Beechwood Cemetery)

Submitted by: Linda Whitney 19 Sep 2004


MARY ADALINE KNAPP WING (30 Apr 1844 - 7 Jun 1912)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 6/22/1912
Surnames: WIND, KNAPP, BERRY, THOMPSON

(From the Coldwater, Mich., Semi-Weekly Reporter)

Mary Adaline WING, whose sudden death occurred at the family residence in this city last Friday, June 7, 1912, was born in Medina, N. Y., April 30, 1844. She was the daughter of Isaac and Mary BERRY KNAPP. Her childhood was spent in her native town, but at the age of fifteen, in 1859, she came to Coldwater and made her home with her sister, Mrs. David THOMPSON. She attended St. Mary’s School in South Bend and later opened a private school for boys and girls in this city, which she conducted successfully for several years. On November 24, 1868, she was married to Lucius M. WING, who at that time was the sheriff of Branch county. Two sons, Philip L., and Sigmund L. WING, were born to them and, with her husband, survive her. She also leaves one brother, Isaac M. KNAPP, of New York City, and a sister, Mrs. David THOMPSON, of this city. From her very advent in Coldwater, she became a favorite in the social circles of the town and throughout all the changing years, she has always maintained that popularity.

Immediately after coming to Coldwater, she identified herself with St. Mark's Church, became a teacher in the Sunday school and all these many years, until failing health compelled their relinquishment, was a leader and tireless worker in the many activities of the parish. Mrs. WING was fond of society and gaiety and was never so happy as when, in her beautiful home, surrounded by her friends, she dispensed that generous, whole-souled and true hospitality for which she was truly noted.

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

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WINKLEMAN

WILLIAM WINKLEMAN (22 May 1867 - 6 Nov 1945)

Newspaper: Unknown
Surnames: WINKLEMAN, LUM

William WINKLEMAN, 78, of Lyndonville, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, in Medina Memorial Hospital after a two months illness. He was a former Lyndonville merchant and a member of Younnondio Masonic Lodge of Rochester.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma (LUM) Winkleman; one daughter, Miss Marion WINKLEMAN of Rye, N. Y.; and one brother, George WINKLEMAN of Rochester. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, Rev. Floyd Childs officiating. Burial was in Lynhaven Cemetery.

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

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 2 Feb 2004

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WINNIE

POLLY WINNIE (Apr 1831 - 30 Jun 1912)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 4 July 1912
Surnames: WINNIE, WOODROE

Lyndonville: Mrs. (Ashley) WINNIE died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William (Alda) WOODROE, on Sunday. The funeral was held from the house on Wednesday.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 9 Oct 2005

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WINSLOW

MILDRED ROWLEY WINSLOW (1897 - 18 Feb 1942)

Newspaper: Special to the Courier-Express
Surnames: WINSLOW, ROWLEY

Batavia, Feb. 18 - Mrs. Mildred WINSLOW, 45, mother of two children, died of burns in St. Jerome Hospital here late today, less than seven hours after a can of kerosene exploded in her hands as she poured it on embers of wood in a kitchen stove in her home in Allegheny Road, one mile north of Alabama Center, near Batavia.

Genesee Coroner R. L. Warn of Oakfield issued a certificate of accidental death, saying the woman was most seriously burned about the face, but that her entire body was covered with first and second degree burns. Her husband, Allen WINSLOW, a railroad shipping clerk, was en route to Batavia by plane from New York City tonight. Corp. R. F. Lemay and Trooper J. D. Peck of Troop A, state police, said the explosion occurred today at 6.30 a. m. According to their report, Mrs. Winslow rushed outdoors, where she was joined by one of her daughters, attracted by her screams.

The daughter extinguished her mother’s flaming clothing with snow, and the mother was taken to a doctor’s office and then to the Batavia hospital by ambulance. Her daughters, Marion and Dorothy, about fourteen and thirteen, were sheltered in the home of a neighbor, Mrs. Frank Crosby. Dorothy reportedly was suffering from the inhalation of smoke.

Frank Gilbert, a boarder, was also awakened by the victim’s screams and opened the kitchen door to face a “wall of flame.” He carried the victim’s 70 year-old invalid mother, Mrs. May ROWLEY, to safety. She is now in a convalescent home in Batavia. Gilbert, slightly burned, barely had time to dress, as the fire spread rapidly through the twelve-room wooden home.

(Note from Theda Powley Millis: Mrs. Mildred WINSLOW was Mildred ROWLEY, born in Kenyonville, buried in Alabama Cemetery.)

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

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 8 Feb 2004

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WINTER(S)

WILLIAM H. WINTER(S) (1845 - 2 Jan 1917)

Newspaper: Medina Dailey Journal, 1/3/1917
Surnames: WINTERS, AMOS, DYO

The death of William WINTERS, an old and highly respected resident of the town of Shelby, occurred, of Bright's disease, at his home on Fruit avenue, Tuesday morning, aged 71 years. Mr. WINTERS was born in England, and came to this country with his parants when eight years old. About forty years ago he moved from the town of Yates to Shelby Basin, and had resided there ever since.

He leaves to mourn their loss, two daughters, Mrs. Benjamin AMOS, of Shelby, and Mrs. Albert DYO, of Fruit avenue; and two sons, Earl WINTERS, of Medina, and William H. WINTERS, of West Shelby.

The funeral services will be held from his late home Thursday afternoon at one o 'clock, Rev. Johnston, of West Shelby, officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

(His surname is listed as WINTER in the cemetery records)

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

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WIRT

LUCY MONTROSE HOWES WIRT (1851 - 6 Jun 1919)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune; Thurs., 12 June 1919
Surnames: WIRT, HOWES, MONTROSE, PICKETT

Mrs. Lucy H. WIRT, wife of Julius WIRT of Knowlesville, died in a Rochester hospital on Friday, aged 67 years. She was born in the town of Gaines and was a life-long resident of that vicinity. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Clyde PICKETT of West Gaines; a son, John HOWES, and a brother, C. D. MONTROSE of Detroit; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She was laid at rest at Mt. Albion Cemetery, Rev. E. W. Middleton officiating at the service.

(Buried under the surname HOWES)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 27 Sep 2003

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WIRTH

MARTHA JANETTE BARRY WIRTH (17 Oct 1889 - 8 Aug 1950)

Newspaper: (probably) The Medina Daily Journal; dated 8 Aug. 1950
Surnames: WIRTH, BARRY, ABER, COOPER

Lyndonville - Martha Barry WIRTH, 60, wife of Theodore WIRTH of this village, died early this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ben COOPER, West Avenue, following a lengthy illness. Born in the Town of Yates on October 17, 1889, she was the daughter of Wesley and Jeannette ABER BARRY. She married Theodore WIRTH August 20, 1913, and has resided in Yates Township since that time. Mrs. WIRTH was a member of Lyndonville Methodist Church and Yates Chapter 215, Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Dorothy, at home, and Mrs. Ben COOPER; two grandsons, Gerald and Randall COOPER, and two brothers, Melvin of Indianapolis, and Arthur of Lyndonville. Services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Smythe Funeral Home here. 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, 9 Jan 2006

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WISER

MERTON A. WISER (1869 - 30 Dec 1939)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Tues., 2 Jan 1940
Surnames: WISER

Funeral services for Merton A. WISER, 70, whose death occurred at the Medina Memorial Hospital on Saturday, December 30 will be held from Hartt Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 3, 2:30 in the afternoon. Rev. A. S. Lowrie will officiate and burial will be in Mountain Ridge cemetery.

Mr. WISER the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. S. WISER, was a well known farmer of this section for many years. He resided on the Tillman road. Death was the result of a complication of diseases. Surviving are two brothers Floyd WISER of Branchville, Md., and Roy I. WISER of Medina, and two grandchildren.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 6 Sep 2003

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WISNOCK

MARY WISNOCK (1806 - 1 Mar 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 18 March 1915
Surnames: WISNOCK

Mrs. Mary Wisnoch (WISNOCK), of Shelby Basin, died Saturday in the Orleans County hospital. Her age is said to have been 109 years. She was a native of Russia, but had for many years resided in this vicinity. No immediate relatives survive.

(Interment in Old St. Joseph’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 31 Mar 2006

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WITKOWSKI

JOHN WITKOWSKI (1881 - 18 May 1957)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., May 13, 1957
Surnames: WITKOWSKI, THOMSON, LOMBARDO, SPADA

John WITKOWSKI, 76, died Friday at his home 429 East Oak Orchard Street after a brief illness. Born in Russia, Mr. WITKOWSKI came to this country 50 years ago. He was a moulder by trade and retired a few years ago. He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and a member of the Sacred Heart Club.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Clarence THOMSON, Mrs. Premio LOMBARDO, and Mrs. Guy SPADA, all of Medina. Also two sons, John WITKOWSKI, Oakfield, and Stephen of Perry, also, 13 grandchildren. His wife, Stephanie, died three years ago.

Prayer Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Thibault Funeral Home and at 10 o’clock at Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. Joseph RYDZ officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 25 Aug 2002


STANLEY WITKOWSKI (1865 - 7 Nov 1916)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs. 9 Nov 1916
Surnames: WITKOWSKI

Albion Quarryman Crushed to Death.
Stanley WITKOWSKI, aged 51 years, was killed instantly at the Brady stone quarry in the eastern part of this village of Albion Tuesday morning when he was crushed between a freight car and the traveling crane operated on a car used in loading the stone. As the crane was moved toward the freight car Mr. WITKOWSKI was caught. Fellow employees who witnessed the accident caught him as he fell. When the crane was backed away, he died in their arms, as his chest had been crushed in. Dr. David G. Cooper and Dr. Arnold E. Wage were summoned and when it was learned the man was dead, Coroner Leon G. Ogden, of Barre Center, was notified and took charge of the case.

(Interment in New St. Joseph’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 2 Jul 2012


STEFANIA WITKOWSKI (1890 - 13 Jul 1954)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, about July 14-15, 1954
Surnames: WITKOWSKI, THOMSON, LOMBARDO, SPADA

The death of Mrs. Stefania WITKOWSKI, 64, 429 East Oak Orchard Street, occurred at the Medina Memorial Hospital Tuesday evening where she had been a patient for the past 17 days. She was born in Poland and came to this country at the age of 19. She had since lived in this vicinity. Mrs. WITKOWSKI was a member of the Rosary Society of Sacred Heart Church.

Besides her husband John WITKOWSKI, she is survived by three daughters; Mrs. Clarence THOMSON, Mr. Premio LOMBARDO and Mrs. Guy SPADA, all of Medina; two sons, John WITKOWSKI of Oakfield and Stephen WITKOWSKI of Perry; one sister and one brother in Poland; 13 grandchildren and several neices and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Thibault Funeral Home, South Main Street, where prayer services will be held at 11:15 Saturday morning, followed by Requiem Mass at Sacred Heart Church at eleven thirty, the Reverend Anthony A. CIECHANSKI officiating. Burial will be in the family plot at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 16 Jun 2002

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WITTMAN

JOHN WITTMAN ( - 21 May 1956)

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

John WITTMAN, father of the late William C. WITTMAN of Albion, died Monday at his home in Williamsville.

Submitted by: Mark Rustay Feb 15, 2002


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