Funeral services were held in the Honeoye Congregational Church at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 for Thomas Downing Flood of Richmond Center, who died in Canandaigua Friday, Jan. 21, 1956. The Rev. William J. Brown of Livonia officiated.
Mr. Flood was born in England, Nov. 12, 1878, a son of William and Jane Kitteringham Flood. The family moved to America, settled in this area and he married Miss Carrie Belcher of Allen’s Hill in 1902. They had three children, one child died in infancy and a son, Frank, died ten years ago this month.
Mr. Flood had been a member of the Honeoye Congregational Church for over 33 years and was also a member of the Honeoye Grange and the Men’s Club.
Survivors are his wife: one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Letah) Briggs of Rochester; five sisters, Mrs. Harriet Clark of Rochester, Mrs. Minnie Cleveland of Geneseo, Mr. Emma Osborne, Mrs. Clara Hill of Livonia and Mrs. Alice Leahy of Lima; two brothers, Christopher of Buffalo and Ben of Rochester; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Brown Funeral Home, Honeoye, and interment was in the Richmond Center Cemetery. Friends were requested to contribute to the Sunday school department of the Honeoye church in lieu of flowers.
A private funeral service was held at the Brown Funeral Home in Livonia for Carrie Belcher Flood, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Briggs in Rochester, Sunday, July 26, 1970.
Mrs. Flood was born in the Town of Richmond, Sept. 15, 1882, the daughter of William and Paulina Andrews Belcher.
She was the widow of Thomas Flood who predeceased her in January of 1956. They were farmers in Richmond for many years.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Letah) Briggs, Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Belmont (Grace) Swingle, and Mrs. Lola Steen; two grandsons, John A. Briggs, Bowling Green, Ohio and James T. Briggs, Rochester; also several other grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Robert Hathaway officiated. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the First Congregational Church at Honeoye.