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Ontario Co. Chronicle, Canandaigua, NY October 30, 1901 by: Dianne Thomas
Daniel I. BOSWELL, a well known citizen of Canandaigua, died at his home in Bristol street early Friday morning, October 26, aged 68 years. Death was due to an injury sustained several weeks ago. In that accident his right ankle and foot were so seriously crushed that it was necessary to to perform an amputation, from which he never recovered. The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War and a highly esteemed member of the Albert M. Murray Post, GAR, the members of which attended in a body, the funeral, which was held Sunday afternoon. The deceased is survived by a wife and four sons, Ralph, Zachariah, John and Harold.
Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY Jan 3, 1902 Pg 3 by: Dianne Thomas
WEDDING - The marriage of Captain George STEMPLE, of Bristol Springs, and Miss Addie L. MOTHERSELL, of Vine Valley, took place at the home of the bride's parents in New Years' eve. The ceremony was performed by Rev. MR. FRYE, of Middlesex. Captain and Mrs. STEMPLE will spend the winter in Albany, where the groom has a position at the capital during the session of the legislature.
Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY Friday, Jan 31, 1902 pg 4 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank CASE, Jan. 24, a daughter
+ Miss Clara REED arrived home on Saturday, after spending several weeks with friends at Cleveland. Mrs. Albert H. FOSTER spent last week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey GARDNER.
+ Edward MURRAY barely escaped a serious accident on Friday while working in the woods. The man who was chopping with him glanced his axe, striking Mr. MURRAY on the head, and cutting a gash about 3 inches in length.
+ The Zealous Workers met yesterday with Mrs. KATMYER at Vincent. Arrangements were made for their annual fair which will be held on Feb. 12.
+ Rev. H. L. HOWARD of Naples has returned from his trip to Missouri, and will preach at this place on Sunday. It is also reported that he will begin a series of evangelistic meetings at the church here during February, and will be assisted by Rev. Mr. WILKINS of Bristol Center.
+ G. E. HUGHSON has moved to his new home near Newark. Mr. HUGHSON shipped one and one half barrels of Lady apples to a Philadelphia commission concern about a month ago, and received a check of $1868 for the lot.
+ Miss Julia STEMPEL has gone to Newark, NJ for an extended visit with friends. Jacob KORNBAU of East Bloomfield, is visiting his parents at this place. Mr. George KIDMAN is suffering from a severe attack of rheumatism.
+ A traveling agent for the McCormick Harvesting Co., has been canvassing this region in company with Frank R. STANDISH, the local agent, making numerous sales of machinery thus early in the season.
+ W. W. HOLCOMB, who recently purchased a portion of the Issac TREMBLEY homestead, will set out apples, grapes and berries on his new land.
Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY Fri, Sept 26, 1902 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Mr. and Mrs. D. G. FELLOWS are visiting friends at Canandaigua and Manchester.
+ Harry FOX, the 6 years old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry FOX of Hicks point, died on Sunday of appendicitis, terminal peritonitis. The boy was a great ___er. The funeral was held on Tuesday, Rev. C. J. CLAUSEN officiating.
+ Some very fine crops of prunes are being shipped form this town. S. BOPPEL's ___and producted the finest specimens of...
Union & Advertiser Rochester, Monroe, NY Sat Jan 2, 1904 by: GSubyak@aol.com
DIED IN THE PENITENTIARY
Aged South Bristol Charged With Forgery, Passes Away
Canandaigua, N. Y., Jan. 2 - Word was received in
Canandaigua this morning of the death of Henry A. PENOYER
of South Bristol, who last November was sentenced by Judge
W. H. KNAPP in County Court to one year's imprisonment in the Monroe
The charge against Mr. PENOYER was that of forgery in the second degree, it being alleged that he had forged his wife's name to a note for $126. Mr. PENOYER was an old man and received his sentence of imprisonment on his 71st birthday. At the time of his sentence he was in feeble health and a plea was made in his behalf by his attorney, George D. PECK of Canandaigua, to have his sentence modified, in order that he might be confined in the Ontario county jail, where he might have out of door employment. It was feared that the close confinement of the penitentiary would be injurious to his health. The plea was denied by Judge KNAPP. It is said that the remains will be brought to Canandaigua for interment.
Democrat & Chronicle. Rochester, NY May 6, 1904 Pg 8 by: Pat Mims
Dwelling House Burned
Bristol Center, May 5--The dwelling house on the Nodiah D. CASE farm, occupied by William STRONG, burned to the ground yesterday afternoon together with its contents. The loss amounted to $1,2000 with no insurance. The origin of the fire is unknown.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, N. Y. June 23, 1905 by: GSubyak@aol.com
DIED IN THE PHILIPPINES
Bristol Center, June 22 - The War Department, at Washington, D. C., has notified George STRONG, of this place, of the death of his son, Kenneth STRONG, a soldier in the Philippines. Death was caused by drowning. He went out for three years and his time would have expired in September. His father, who is a veteran of the Civil war, and in very feeble health, was looking forward to his home coming when the sad message was received. The parents, one brother, William and two sisters, Mrs. Florence SANDERS, of Victor, and Mrs. Kelly BATES, of this place, survive.
Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY Feb 27, 1907 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Mrs. George SAWYER - Death in Kansas City of a former resident of Bristol
Bristol, Feb 23 - Died in Kansas City, Mo., Feb 17, 1907, Estella E., wife of the late George SAWYER, aged 54 years. She was the daughter of Darius and Mary C. Simmons NEWTON, and was born in Bristol, June 6, 1852. She married George SAWYER in April 1873, and he died Nov. 7, 1906. She leaves three children, John, Altha and Anna SAWYER, all of Kansas City. Of her own family, she leaves two brothers and two sisters, Isaac Newton of Cleveland, Oh., and John NEWTON of Holcomb. The sisters are Mrs. Altha L. EMMON, of Portland Oregon and Mrs. Mary E. N. GREEN of Richmond.
The people who read this will many of them remember the bright witty girl who passed her childhood here. She possessed the rare gift of making friends, and wherever she lived, being called a good neighbor in the same sense that the Samaritan was to the man that "fell among thieves". Her life was not an easy one, it had much of hardship and self-sacrifice; but the Master remembered it all and he said "come up higher."
+ Miss Olive JONES died at her home in Bristol on Monday, Feb 18, aged nearly 92 years. "Aunt Olive" as she was generally known, was born April 4, 1815. Being a life long resident of the town and neighborhood where she died, she could relate many interesting circumstances of her early life, her parents being of the early pioneer settlers of the town of Bristol, from Connecticut.
She possessed a splendid Christian character. She was of a cheerful dispositions, always ready to lend a helping hand, and maintained her facilities to the last. Her final illness was only 3 weeks duration, the general breaking down of old age. She was of a family of 10 brothers and sisters, of which only one sister survives, Mrs. Nancy PHILLIPS in her 87th year. The funeral service was held Wednesday, 11 o'clock at the house, Rev. L. D. BOYNTON officiating. Interment in Evergreen cemetery at Bristol.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Thursday, Feb. 21, 1907 by: GSubyak@aol.com
MISS OLIVE JONES
Canandaigua - Feb. 20 - Word came from Bristol today of the funeral in that place of Miss Olive JONES, aged about 92 years, who died at her home there, on Monday. She was a lifelong resident of the town, her parents being pioneers and she was widely known and beloved. The only survivor is one sister, Mrs. Nancy PHILLIPS. The funeral was conducted by Rev. L. D. BOYNTON, and the interment was at Evergreen cemetery.
Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY Wednesday, October 30, 1907 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Mrs. James GELDER is visiting friends in Rochester.
+ Mrs. F. C. HOLCOMB has a trained nurse from Geneva caring for her.
+ Mrs. H. B. HOVEY spent part of last week at Rochester.
+ Mrs. Charles HALL and daughter, Ruby, visited her sister here, last week.
+ Mr. and Mrs. FARNSWORTH of Penn Yan are visiting at her mother's.
+ Mr. and Mrs. B. HELFER visited her parents at Bristol Center, Sunday.
+ Nathan COYE, who has been seriously ill in Arizona, is convalescent.
+ Fred SMITH expects to soon enter Cornell University for the study of poultry.
+ Mrs. Eliza HICKS visited John HAWKINS and family the past week.
Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY May 1, 1914 by Dianne Thomas
KILLIPS - The death of William KILLIPS, aged 78 years, occurred at the Canandaigua Hospital, Wednesday morning. deceased had been a resident of Bristol for 45 years. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Bell MEHAN, Mrs. Jennie TAYLOR and Mrs. Myrtle HOLCOMB; also one son, Robert KILLIPS, all of Bristol. The funeral services will be held at the home this afternoon. Interment will be at Baptist Hill.
Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY Friday Apr, 9, 1915 by Dianne Thomas
+ George CASE died at this home in the eastern part of the town on Monday. He was the second son of James M. & Eliza Allen CASE and was born in Bristol on Nov 19, 1862. He was married to Minnie DANIELS who survives him. He is also survived by his father, two own brothers, John and Fred, and two sisters, Sarah and Mary, and three half sisters, Anna, Florence and Josephine. the funeral was held from his late home on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in Evergreen Cemetery.
+ Ruth LA VELL is seriously ill with grip.
+ Mr. & Mrs. John LA VELL, who have had the grip, are better.
+ William CLOSHESEY, who broke a rib several weeks ago, is improving
+ Mrs. Maurice CLEMENT, who was quite ill last week, is better.
+ Lucy GREGG, who has been ill since the 18th of February, is again able to be about the house.
+ Pauline KENT is ill with chickenpox.
+ Mrs. Demmerrel INGRAHAM, Isabel and Josephine and Mrs. Sarina WHEELER, all have grip.
+ A daughter was recently born to Mr. & Mrs. Peter CHRISTIANSEN.
+ William DANIELS has pie plant growing in his cellar, large enough to use, with stalks 9 inches long and over an inch thick.
+ Mr. & Mrs.. F. E. TONES, Mr. & Mrs. Daniel TAYLOR, Mr. & Mrs. William MURRAY and Mrs. Joseph BRITON, who have been ill with grip, are improved, but Mr. BRITTON is no better.
+ Mr. & Mrs. Henry OLMSTEAD are ill.
+ Road Commissioner INGRAHAM, is receiving personal donations of money to be used to put in a stone road, east of the hill, beginning at Fishers Corners and working west.
+Louis SCHAFFER is building a porch on his house and otherwise improving it.
+ Mr. & Mrs. Thomas CUSHING moved to Canandaigua last week. Mrs. CUSHING will be much missed in the church work for she was a zealous worker.
+ Thomas BIRD and wife moved into Leon HOLCOMB'S house last week and will work for him. Mr. BIRD gave good satisfaction on the cream route last year.
+ Dr. B. T. MC DOWELL made 18 professional calls in Cheshire one day last week.
+ Oscar PHILLIPS, who died at Cheshire as as result of being run into with a motorcycle, was buried in Evergreen cemetery on Friday.
+ J. B. GREGG had a horse kicked last week. Dr. EMBLY sewed the gash.
+ Mrs. Morey TRICKEY spent last week with her mother, Mrs. Hiram. ISHAM at Cheshire, who is ill.
+ Mr. & Mrs. Harry ALLEN and daughter, Lena, spent Sunday with Mr. & Mrs. Charles WARD.
+ Boswell INSSE was at John GREGG'S on Sunday.
+ Hale JOHNSON, one of the 1915 graduates of East Bloomfield High school and Mrs. W. H. DOYLE went to Washington with the class and others from East Bloomfield, last Thursday.
+ Mrs. Ed. MURRAY is spending several days with her daughter; Mrs. Billings CASE, will stay with Mr. MURRAY during her absence.
AUBURN NY, CITIZEN Saturday July 13, 1918
Victor Herald, Victor, NY Thursday, October 24, 1918 by: Dianne Thomas
BLISS - Harry W. BLISS, aged 53 years, of Bristol, died of tuberculosis at Canandaigua hospital, Wednesday morning, October 23rd. He leaves his wife, six daughters and two sons, Mrs. Clarence PIERCE of Holcomb, Miss Florence BLISS of Martisco, NY, the Misses Dorothy, Leota, Edith and Madeline BLISS and Roland and Leslie BLISS, all of Bristol; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. P. P. BLISS of Bristol; four sisters, Mrs. Irene ANDREWS of Bristol; Mrs. Winifred FLANDERS of White Plains; Mrs. Mabel HENISH of Bristol; Mrs. Alice WILDER of Cleveland, and two brothers, Lester BLISS of Canandaigua and Gooding H. BLISS of Shortsville. Private funeral services will be held in Bristol, Saturday.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Tuesday, Sept 11, 1923 pg 4 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Autos of Canandaigua and Bristol Men are Damaged at Crossings - Holcomb, Sept 10.
A touring car driven by Frank KENT of Bristol, was badly damaged at 7:30 o'clock this evening when it was pushed 50 feet along the track of the Batavia-Canandaigua branch of the New York Central railroad at the crossing here by an eastbound train. Mr. KENT attempted to turn his car parallel with the tracks when he observed the approaching train, but the locomotive struck the rear of the automobile. Mr. KENT was uninjured. He had been towing a motorcycle ridden by Hiram WESLEY of Bristol, in Holcomb when the accident occurred. WESLEY saw the train before KENT and applying his brakes, broke the tow rope.
Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY Wednesday, December 5, 1923 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Irene, the little daughter of Ross WRIGHT and wife, has been seriously ill.
+ There were the usual number of family gatherings on Thanksgiving day. Marshall T. LINCOLN and family, Warren E. TRICKEY and family and H. H. TOZER, were entertained at Arthur LINCOLN'S.
+ Mr. & Mrs. Frank HICKS, Mr. & Mrs. Amos BAGLEY and Edson SANDERS of Rushville, ate Thanksgiving dinner at Daniel SANDER'S.
+ Mrs. Margaret FOX had as guests on Thanksgiving Day, her children and their families. she returned with her daughter, Mrs. BRINK to spend a few days at their home on Italy Hill.
+ F. R. STANDISH and wife are entertaining their grandchildren, Master Charles, and little Miss Helen PENOYER, of Academy.
+ Born to Mr. & Mrs. George JOHNSON on Nov. 24, a son. Mrs. JOHNSON is staying for a time at the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Henry WOOD.
+ (a bit of humor of the time) The Lord Taketh Away.
"Surely Miranda, you're not going to marry again, when the Lord just took your fourth husband?", asked Mrs. Smith.
"Yes, I shuh am," replied Miranda. "As long as de Lord takes 'em, so will I."
Richfield Springs, NY Mercury Sept 19, 1929 by: Dianne Thomas
Monday, September 9th, Miss Marie TOTMAN and Mr. Herbert HEMENWAY, both of Bristol, were quietly married at the parsonage by Rev. Clyde TRUAX. They are now living in G. B. RANDALL's house.
The Otsego Farmer, Cooperstown, NY Friday, Sept 13, 1929 pg 7
HEMENWAY - TOTMAN - On Monday, September 9th, Miss Marie TOTMAN of Bristol and Herbert HEMENWAY of Bristol, were quietly married at the parsonage of Rev. Clyde TRUAX. They had been married only a short time however, when not only someone, but everyone knew of it for some friends thought to make merry and gave them a rousing demonstration of how noise is made. Mr. and Mrs. HEMENWAY are living in G. B. RANDALL's house and he is working on the state road.
by: Wm. C. Furr
UNION SOLDIER PASSES TO REST -
Amaziah J. Thurber, Veteran of the Civil War, Dies at Home of Grandson Here.
Amaziah J. Thurber, 91 years old, died suddenly Thursday noon at the home of his grandson, O. S. Hall, 126 South Maple street.
Mr. Thurber was a retired miner, and served with the Union Army in the War Between the States. He was a private in Company G, 87th
Infantry and Company A, 188th Infantry of New York, of which state he was a native. The deceased is survived only by his grandson.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Morehead Church of God by the pastor, Rev. T. F. Lyons. Burial will follow in the Pine Hill cemetery.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Wed, May 25, 1932 Pg 5, col 3 by: Ron Hanley
Ontario Co. Times Journal, Canandaigua, NY Friday, June 2_, 1935 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Mr. and Mrs. Willard RANDORF of Cincinnati, Oh., and sons, Willard, Andrew, and James, are spending two weeks with Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. CASE.
+ Mrs. Frank HALLOCK, who went to Clifton Springs for X-rays, and observation last week, expects to return to her home Friday.
+ Mrs. Edith SPEAKER, who has been helping at Frank HALLOCK'S, returned to her home in Allen's Hill, Saturday.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Clinton HAYWARD and family are moving to the Fred TONES house, known as the POMEROY place.
+ Miss Irma FREEMAN spent the weekend with her parents.
+ Mrs. Ralph TIBBETTS and son of Bluff Point, were the weekend guests of her sister, Mrs. George STANDISH.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Eugene BARNUM have had their sister in law from Michigan with them for the past week.
+ Mrs. Ira RANDALL and little daughter, spent last week with her mother at Hunt's Hollow.
+ Claude BARNUM and mother have returned to their home in Michigan after spending a week with Mrs. Floyd ALFORD.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL
Friday October 11, 1935 Pg
4, col 3 by: Ron Hanley
James H. Pierce, 77, died suddenly, Monday evening, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Gilbert, in Bristol.
He leaves four daughters and two sons, Mrs. Gilbert, Mrs. George Clark, and Carl Pierce of Rochester, Mrs. Dorothy Keyes of Scottsville, Elmer Pierce and Mrs. V. R. Hurlbutt of Canandaigua, four brothers, George W., Leighton, and R. Melvin of Canandaigua, and Benton Pierce of Reed Corners, also 16 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. The funeral took place Thursday from the Gilbert home, the Rev. Harry M. Wright pastor of the Bristol Universalist church officiating. Interment made in Evergreen Cemetery in Bristol.
CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER Saturday July 23, 1938 by: Ron Hanley
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Jan 19, 1940 by: GSubyak@aol.com
NASH - Entered into
rest, Wednesday evening, Jan. 17, 1940, Eunice NASH,
in her 76th year. She is survived by two sons, Earl
W. NASH of Spencerport, Harold L. NASH of
Rochester; two grandchildren, also nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Walker Bros. Co., Spencerport, until Saturday a.m. Services at the Congregational Church, Bristol Springs, N. y., Saturday, Jan. 20,at 2 p.m. Interment in Bristol Springs.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY November ___, 1942 by: Dianne Thomas
Holcomb Girl Takes Vows - Miss Charlotte ROWLEY, daughter of Mrs. George H. ROWLEY, and the late Mr. ROWLEY of Holcomb, was married to Pvt. Verne P. SISSON, son of Mrs. A. B. PARMELE of Lima, Wednesday, Nov. 18th, at the Bristol Valley Congregational Manse, by the Rev. A. Claude POTTER, pastor of the church. Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. DUDLEY of Holcomb were the attendants. The bride was dressed in wine colored crepe with a black velvet feather trimmed hat and Mrs. DUDLEY wore navy blue with matching accessories. Private and Mrs. SISSON left for a brief wedding trip and after that he will return to Chanute Filed, Rantoul, Ill., where he ahs been stationed for several weeks. Mrs. SISSON will continue her duties as assistant postmaster at Holcomb.
Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday, July 27, 1945 by: Dianne Thomas
+ The July committee for the Association of Universalist Women is as follows: Mrs. Earl COMFORT, chairman, Mrs. John COOPER, Mrs. Carroll SIMMONS, Mrs. Jenny PARSONS.
+ Sergeant George GILBERT, who is spending a furlough at his home here, was guest of honor at a tureen supper at Bristol Grange meeting, Friday evening.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Roy MILLER entertained at Sunday dinner in honor of Sergeant George H. GILBERT. The guests were his father, John R. GILBERT, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl JOHNSON of this place, Mr. and Mrs. Frank CLAPP and Miss Mary Ann PRYER of Arkport and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest GOVE of Henrietta.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence VOLPE and daughters, Sandra and Sharon, of Rochester, are guests of her father, Floyd FERRIN and Mrs. FERRIN.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Floyd HOLCOMB and daughter, June Ann, were Sunday guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert YULE, in Rochester.
+ Jay RUDAT of Syracuse was a Sunday guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred RUDAT, Sr.
Ontario County Times Journal, Canandaigua, NY Friday August 24, 1945 by: Dianne Thomas
Town of Bristol Dedicates War Roll of Honor - The town of Bristol dedicated its Roll of Honor for men and women in the service from the town on Sunday, August 19th. On the committee were Levi S. CORSER, chairman; E. M. TILT, James G. REED, Elmer SIMMONS, Frank GILBERT, Wilfred WARD, Mrs. Harry MARBLE and Harold FLETCHER. The committee planned the program as follows: Invocation, the Rev. Harry M. WRIGHT, read by Mrs. Harry MARBLE; presentation address by Rev. E. M. TILT, pastor of the Methodist church. The Roll of Honor was unveiled by Boy Scout David HIGLEY, while the assembled crowd sang "The Star Spangled Banner." The acceptance speech was made by Assemblyman Harry R. MARBLE. The pastor of the Congregational church of Bristol Valley, Rev. Richard BEISHLINE, gave the benediction after which followed singing one verse of "America."
Levi CORSER was master of ceremonies of the dedication of the Roll of Honor, on which are the names of 66 men and women who are:
Harold E. BALLARD, Robert N. BARNER, Harry W. BLISS (deceased), George J. BUCKALEW, William CONNELY, Bert F. CERMAK, Elton G. CLOHECY, Edward F. COOPER, Frances E. DANIELS, James E. DANIELS, Arnold DILLMAN, Ammon ERB, Robert C. ERB, Warren ESTEY, Charles FERGUSON, Elmer FERGUSON, Gerald E. FLETCHER, Harold M. FLETCHER, Kenneth P. FLETCHER, Leland H. FLETCHER, William K. FLETCHER, George H. GILBERT, Harold GLADDING, Lynn S. GLADDING, Elwin GOODMAN, Kenneth H. GOODMAN, Burton L. HAGEN, Alvin J. HAYES, Harold E. HATCH, Manley HEEG, Serrino HEEG, Edison L. HENISH, Thomas G. HERENDEEN, Phillip A. HEVENOR, Frank W. HIGLEY, Edwin F. HINMAN, Leroy C. JONES (deceased), Alfred L. KELLY (deceased), Samuel J. MC KEE, Robert MC KINNEY, Donald MILES, Newton F. MILES, W. Lawrence MILLARD, Albert E. MILLER, Donald K. MILLER, Frances C. MOSHER, Marion A. MOSHER, F. Keith PIERCE, Leon A. REED Jr., Fred S. ROBERTS, Elizabeth ROGERS, Donald ROWLEY, Benjamin SHARP, Robert SHARP, Harold T. SLEIGHT, Gordon STAHL, Roger STEADMAN, James H. THOMPSON, Dean TIFFANY, Elwood TYSON, John A. VAN DUESEN, Raymond VAN ORMAN, Leon T. WARD, Wesley C. WARD.
The Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday June 4, 1948 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Mr. and Mrs. Frank MATTICE and Donald MATTICE of Rochester, called on Mrs. Robert MC KINNEY, Sunday.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Corel WELLS of Honeoye were guests Monday of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert ROGERS and family.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Harold JOHNSON and daughters, Elaine and Carol, and Mrs. Seldon BURLINGHAM were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harold GLADDING of Centerfield.
+ Mrs. Robert GREEN and son, Phillip and daughter, Betty, and Richard TOOMEY, were Sunday guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer STANDISH of Academy. Betty remained for the holiday.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Leon A. REED Jr., and family and Miss Carolyn REED of Rochester, were weekend guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leon REED.
+ Mr. and Mrs. William DREESEN and daughter, Carol, Canandaigua, were Sunday callers of Mr. and Mrs. Robert MC KINNEY.
+ Dr. Marcia M. COOPER of John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., and Mrs. John BURCHARD, Ithaca, spent the holiday weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Horace COOPER.
+ Miss Mary COMERFORD and Miss Virginia BIGNETS and her mother, of Rochester, were guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. James COMERFORD.
+ Mr. and Mrs. John D. LYNN and daughter, Marcia, Palmyra, were Monday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice LYNN on Dugway road.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Edward STOCKMEISTER and their niece, Miss Joyce STOCKMEISTER, Rochester, spent the weekend at their home here.
+ E. F. BROUGH, Rochester, was a guest Saturday of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin BROUGH and family.
The Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday October 21, 1949 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Mr. and Mrs. Hilary MEEHAN of Bristol Center and Mr. and Mrs. Charles WADE of Canandaigua, recently were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde BRIGNALL, Scottsville.
+ Mrs. Elmer STANDISH, Academy, spent the weekend with her daughter, Mrs. Robert GREEN, who has been ill.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Herbert ROGERS and family called on her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Corel WELLS, Honeoye, Sunday.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Charles STANDISH and son, William and Pvt. John STANDISH, Ft. Monmouth, NJ, were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles PENOYER, Cheshire.
+ Mrs. Howard WILSON, Elmira, spent Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. H. E. COYE.
+ Mrs. Emma MILLER has been in Rochester for a few days, visiting her son, Rudolph MILLER and wife.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Dana STANDISH and children attended the Shrine circus in Rochester on Saturday.
George BILLS Rites Held - Bristol Springs - George BILLS, 75, died Sunday morning in F F Thompson hospital, Canandaigua, after a long illness. Born in Bergen, he had lived nearly all his life in South Bristol until his illness when he stayed with Mr. and Mrs. Fred BILLS, Canandaigua. Survivors are a sister in law, Mrs. Alice BILLS; several nephews, Byron and Lloyd BILLS, South Bristol; Fred, Canandaigua and Lyle BILLS, Flint; also a niece, Mrs. Burton EARL, Rochester. Funeral services were held on Tuesday from the Kennedy funeral chapel, Rev. S. S. PRATT officiating. Burial was in Coy Cemetery. Bearers were Stuart FOX, Julius ROSE, Austin LEE, South Bristol, and Henry SANDERS, Canandaigua.
The Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday August 18, 1950 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Mrs. Emma MILLER spent last week with Mr. and Mrs. Emory GROW on Keuka Lake.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Dana STANDISH and Mr. and Mrs. Jack BRAHM attend a picnic given by the Welch Grape Juice Co. at Penn Yan, Saturday.
+ Mr. and Mrs. William FOX were Sunday guests of Mrs. Louisa MASON in Holcomb.
+ The community was sorry to learn of the serious injuries suffered by Mr. and Mrs. Albert ROBINSON in an automobile accident near Potter, Saturday. They are former residents of this area and have many relatives here.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Charles STANDISH and family are occupying their cottage at Walton Point for the remainder of the summer.
+ Robert WIXOM of Penn Yan is spending a few days with his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar FOX.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Arthur HAWKINS and family are at their cottage, Seneca Point for the summer.
+ Mrs. Larry HEATH and Mrs. Bryon BILLS were in charge of the Bristol Springs Home Bureau exhibit at the county fair. They were assisted by Mrs. Warren MOORE, Mrs. William FOX, Mrs. Willis CASTLE, Mrs. Jack BRAHM and Mrs. Randall PECK.
+ Mrs. and Mrs. Henry CODDING and son, Henry and daughter, Sandra, of New York city are guests of his parents, Mr. and Ms. B. H. CODDING and his brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Albert CODDING.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Robert GREEN and family were Saturday evening callers of their aunt, Mrs. John R. GREEN of Allen's Hill.
+ Mrs. Roy LONG, Mrs. Francis HATCH, Mrs. Harold HATCH, Mrs. Kenneth MORSE and Mrs. Tracy SMITH attend the Home Bureau at Camp Letchworth last week.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Francis HATCH, Mr. and Mrs. Roy CRONKRIGHT and family attended a family gathering at Roseland Park, Sunday.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Francis HATCH entertained at dinner Sunday evening in honor of their guests, Mr. and Mrs. Roy CRONKRIGHT, guests were Mr. and Mrs. Marion HATCH of Naples, Mr. and Mrs. Harold HATCH of Ionia.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Roy CRONKRIGHT and daughters, Shirley and Carol of Pontiac, Mich, have returned home after spending a week with Mr. and Mrs. Francis HATCH and other relatives here.
+ Mr. and Mrs. George DECKER of Rochester were recent callers of her sister, Mrs. Francis HATCH and Mr. HATCH.
+ John H. BRAHAM III of Academy, is spending a few days with his cousins, Philip and Betty GREEN.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Floyd MORGAN and daughters, Sandra and Judy Lee, were Sunday evening callers of Mr. and Mrs. Robert BREEN and family.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Herbert ROGERS and family were Friday evening callers of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Corel WELLS of Honeoye.
Ontario Co. Times Journal Sept 2?, 1952 by: Dianne Thomas
Services Held For Reuel REED, 89, Bristol Resident
Bristol Center - Reuel J. REED, lifelong resident of this area, was laid to rest in Evergreen cemetery, Wednesday afternoon, following services in the Bristol Center Methodist church. Mr. REED, who was 89 and one of Bristol's oldest residents, died Sunday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Glen CASE in Rochester. Mr. REED had been in failing health for a considerable period. He has always lived in Bristol Center. His father, James REED, was one of Bristol's strong early settlers and the family as a whole has been identified with the valley section for four generations. Mr. REED was a farmer by profession. He joined the Bristol Valley Methodist church when nine years of age and had been a member since. He was secretary of the church for 60 years and was painstaking in his records of church life.
Survivors besides Mrs. CASE, are two other daughters, Mrs. Bertha REED of Rochester and Mrs. Basil WATSON of Niagara Falls; two sons, James and Leslie REED of Bath and Fairport, respectively; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
also written in CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER Monday September 22, 1952
Unknown Paper July 1953 by: Ron Hanley
Police Chief's Father Dies Bristol Native
Roy C. Pierce, 73, father of Police Chief Leland W. Pierce, died Friday night, July 17, 1953.
Mr. Pierce was born in Bristol Aug. 20, 1879, the son of Daniel and Madeline Carpenter Pierce. He was a life long resident of this area and for the past two years had served as gardener and caretaker at the Tuttle estate, Howell St. He and his wife, Mrs. Julia Farnum Pierce, had made their home at 116 Howell St. Mr. Pierce was a former member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Survivors include his wife, two other sons, Stuart J. Pierce, Canandaigua, and Alvin H. Pierce, Mexico, N. Y., two sisters, Miss Lena Pierce and Mrs. Lulu Farsworth, both of Canandaigua, one brother, William Pierce, Canandaigua, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Kennedy Funeral Chapel Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held from the funeral chapel Monday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Stephen S. Pratt, retired Methodist minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. [in Canandaigua]
Victor Herald, Victor, NY Wednesday June 13, 1956 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Shirley DE SMITH and Mrs. J. Duncan HARLEY, spent Tuesday in Rochester where they attended a program and viewed the lilacs in Highland Park.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Richard NERBY and daughters, Kathleen, Valerie and Elizabeth, of Churchville, were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Robert GREEN and family.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Feb 23, 2007
GOODRICH, Walker R. Sr.
S. Bristol - Walker R. GOOODRICH Sr., aged 96, February 18, 2007. Walker was born on April 1, 1910 in Portsmouth, NH a son of John and Grace Raitt Goodrich. He is predeceased by his wife, Alice in 1994. Walker was a veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict serving in the US Army as a 0-6 Colonel. He is survived by a son, Walker (Josette) Goodrich Jr. A graveside service will be held on Monday February 26th at 11:00 am at the Rose Ridge Cemetery in Naples. Contributions to Naples Ambulance Box 671, Naples, NY 14512. Arrangements by the Baird-Moore Funeral Home in Naples.
Democrat & Chronicle Monday November 3, 2014 by: Dianne Thomas
Fox, Helen C. - Bristol - Age 83, on 10/31/14, at her home. A former Rochester resident and the Town of Bristol Historian. She is the widow of Merle "Bud" Fox, and is survived by three sons, a grandson, 2 great-grandchildren and her sister. Funeral services are private. To share a memory or to express condolences on-line, please visit www.fullerfh.com .
from Fuller Funeral Home, Canandaigua, NY November 2, 2014
HELEN C. FOX - PRIVATE SERVICES
BRISTOL: Helen Fox, 83, of Route 64, died Friday, Oct. 31, at her home.
Helen was born in Canandaigua on Apr. 4, 1931 to the late Levi and Eloise Corser. She had been the historian for the town of Bristol for many years and was also a member of the Ontario County Historical Society. She was a member of the Col. William Prescott Chapter of the DAR and the Naples DAR. She had been a member of the Bristol Harmony Circle, the Centerfield Homemakers and the United Church of Bristol.
The widow of Merle "Bud" Fox, she is survived by her sons, Jim, Florida; Keith, Bristol; and Fred, Depew, NY; her grandson, Peter (Leah) Fox, Geneva; great grandchildren: Spencer and Avery and her sister, Jane (Robert) Culver, Palmyra. She was also predeceased by her sister, Dorothy Livingston.
At Helen's request, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. To share a memory or to express condolences on line, please visit www.fullerfh.com.
A PERSONAL NOTE about Helen Fox - Bristol Town Historian - I wish I had known her years before we met !
Helen, had followed in her father's footsteps, as far as being a town historian for the town of Bristol. She was always very helpful and polite to those doing any family research and would guide visitors into the area to do their own family research.
Helen, was a Godly, loving and caring person, and would help those that did not know how to begin their own research. But Helen was much more that just the Town Historian. She was a true, good friend, she helped out others, that she did not even know. There was not a 'negative bone', in her body! She CARED about ALL THINGS !
So, please, remember Helen Fox, in your thoughts and prayers, and know that many of us saw Helen, as an Angel here on earth, with us.
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