Between 1869 and 1890, Willard Asylum for the “Chronic” Insane served the entire State of New York with the exception of New York, Kings, and Monroe Counties. After 1890, Willard State Hospital served the counties of Allegany, Cayuga, Genesee, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tompkins, Wayne, and Yates.
1916 Willard State Hospital.
The Branch – Wayne E. Morrison, Sr. – Pictorial Album of The Willard Asylum 1869–1886 – 3.7.2013.
Wayne E. Morrison, Sr. – Pictorial Album of The Willard Asylum 1869–1886 – 1.10.2013.
1886 Hayt’s Corner’s, Ovid & Willard Rail-Road – 1.9.2013.
Captain Morris J. Gilbert, Steward – 3.16.2013.
1917 Willard Maps – 7.25.2012.
The Willard and Rochester State Hospital Connection – 4.18.2012.
1900 Willard State Hospital Steward’s Report.
Obituary 1865 Dr. S.D. Willard.
Obituary 1918 Dr. J.B. Chapin.
Photographs Willard State Hospital circa 1898.
Photographs of Willard State Hospital by Roger Luther.
THE BAD NEWS: Thousands Remain Nameless! 6.15.2015.
THE GOOD NEWS: One Man Is Remembered! 6.14.2015.
Willard Cemetery Memorial Project
Best of luck to you and your project.
Linda, we have a picture of the only real headstone in Willard Cemetery. We have some other names, only one complete. I’d like to contact you! Thanks Doug Port City Paranormal
Hi Doug! How are you? My email is: email@example.com. I’d love to hear from you!
Hey Linda! Thanks for the e-mail. I sent you some information that may be interesting to you. I hope to see you next Fall when we get up there! We have so much to talk about! Doug
more than half of the names on the memorial headstone were not those of forgotten patients, but of beloved members of local families. Such a shame that those wanting to do good did not do proper investigation. Thus breaking the hearts of many families whose names of loved ones appear on the stone. Each and every patient of Willard had a kind and befitting service before they were laid to rest. But obviously those seeking their own recognition did not do due diligence. Perhaps a law suit may be a reminder of their haste and poor judgement. We will see.
What are you talking about? What memorial headstone?
Thank you for all your work. My great grandfather, Edward Leonard, died at Willard in 1913 of pernicious anemia. I am grateful for any information on this institution.