Canadice, N. Y. - Caleb Skilton, aged 75 years, died at his home on Bald Hill on Monday. Mr. Skilton had lived here for over 40 years, coming to this town from Henrietta. He served as assessor for many years, and for more than 20 years has been a member of the town board as one of the justices. He leaves two sons, Thaddeus of Ionia, and William of Hemlock; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Eldridge of Springwater and Mrs. Charles Schnick of this town, beside his wife, to mourn a kind father, a faithful husband and an honorable, upright citizen. Funeral services were held at his late home and interment was at Springwater yesterday.
Mrs. Ann Skilton passed away at the home of her daughter Tuesday morning of last week, after a lingering illness, at the age of 79. Loving hands administered to her needs, and all was done that could be to relieve her suffering; death, however, claimed her and she was laid to rest in the Evergreen cemetery, near Springwater. The Rev. Mr. Bucher, a former pastor, officiated.
Mrs. Skilton was born in Surrey, England, December 10, 1841, and came to this country when two years of age, with her parents, Stephen and Sarah Branch, who settled at Pittsford, then going later to Livonia, thence to Canadice, where she spent the remainder of her life.
On December 10, 1858, she was married to Caleb Skilton of Henrietta who died October 17, 1910.
She leaves to mourn her loss four children, Thaddeus of West Bloomfield, William of Hemlock, Mrs. Marcia Eldridge and Mrs. Emma Schneck, both of Canadice; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren, all of whom are living, except Rita Skilton Hartwell, who died January 13 of this year. There are also three brothers, Stephen Branch of Michigan, George of Honeoye, and Henry of Wayland, and one sister, Mrs. Clark Rix of Hemlock. Three half-brothers also survive - Elmer Brown of Colorado, Addison Brown of California and Mark Brown of Hemlock. One brother, Thomas, and two half sisters, Ellen and Josephine, preceded her in death.
Mrs. and Mrs. Skilton celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary at their home on Bald Hill December 10, 1908.