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Ontario Repository & Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Wednesday, April 12, 1871 by: Dianne Thomas
Nearly Drowned - On Wednesday last, a little girl, daughter of Mr. ROCHEFORT, a shoemaker in the employ of Mr. E. LINES, was very nearly drowned in a cistern on Pleasant street. Her mother was visiting a friend, and the little girl went out of doors, got playing around the open cistern, and accidentally fell in. When taken out she was all but dead. As soon as she was extricated, vigorous efforts were made to resuscitate her, which proved successful, much to the delight of both parents and friends.
Rev. Vincent L. GARRETT, who has been Pastor of the Baptist Church of Orleans, Ontario County, the past three or four years, is about to return to Italy Hollow to serve as Pastor of the Baptist Church in that place.
Sudden Death - Yesterday forenoon, at recess, Mr. DURGY'S School No. 11, was thrown into a state of consternation by the sudden death of one of the scholars, named John OSBORN, aged about 16 years, son of Mr. J. OSBORN, painter. It seems that in company with others, the unfortunate lad had been jumping, and just as the bell rang, calling in the scholars to return to the duties of the day, young OSBORN ran to the pump for a drink. As his head reached the lever, he dropped dead. Dr. HAWLEY was immediately sent for, but he was apparently past recovery. the child was then taken to his home and Dr. BENNETT also called in, and for over an hour every effort that could be made to resuscitate him was made, but all of no avail - no earthly skill or power was able to rescue him from the grasp of death. The affair created a profound sensation among those connected with the school, and all exercises for the rest of the day were dispensed with. His remains will be interred in the cemetery on Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. His parents reside on Phoenix street, and feel keenly this fearful visitation of Providence in thus snatching from them, one so young and promising. The cause of his death is supposed to have been heart disease and the rupture of a blood vessel, super induced by over exertion.
Ontario Repository & Messenger Wed, January 31, 1872 by: Dianne Thomas
DROWNED - On Saturday afternoon last (June 10), the painful intelligence reached this village that two boys named MADDEN and WELSH were drowned at Seneca Point, while boating. They were employed at the Lake House by Mr. H. M. LEE, the proprietor. Arising early in the morning, they took two boats from their mooring, and went for a row. Making a landing a little later, they took a rest, during which time, the boats drifted from the shore. Securing another boat, they went in pursuit of the ones that were fast escaping them, but a storm came up and upset them. Being expert swimmers, nothing worth mentioning happened to them and they came to dry land all safely enough. The report in the village was soon dispelled by the appearance of the youths themselves - one of them with his discharge in his pocket, for playing truant, when he should have been tending to his master's business.
Ontario Co. Newspaper Jan 1872 by: M. Kelly [deceased]
DIED - Hawley in Canandaigua, January 18th 1872, Mrs. Anna Hawley in the 75th year of her age. The deceased left 11 living children. Three of her sons are practicing physicians, yet were they powerless to save the life of a mother whom God had called her home.
Repository & Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Wed Feb 14, 1872 by: Dianne Thomas
Almost A Serious Fire - The residence of A. Y. PECK , up street, accidentally took fire Thursday night, but was providentially discovered in time to save it . One of the sons retired late, leaving a candle on the mantle, supposing his brother would soon follow; but he sick grandmother occupied his time and it was much later when he retired. The candle had turned over in some way, burned some clothes, the fire board and mantle, before the brother went into the room . The sleeper was with great difficulty aroused and saved from suffocation; water was promptly used and the damage was not serious. Had it been a little longer before discovery, or a chance for a draught for the flame and smoke, the large building must have been burned and perhaps a life lost. (Naples Record)
Repository & Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Wed June 26, 1872 by: Dianne Thomas
POLICE COURT - Thomas M. HOWELL, Justice Presiding.
Police Justice HOWELL has disposed of the following cases since the date of our last report:
+ The people vs. Henry REYNOLD, complaint for intoxication and making disturbance at Lake House, convicted. Fine $6 or 10 days in jail. Fine paid.
+ The People vs. James DENSMORE, same complaint, acquitted.
+ The People vs. George DAVIS, same complaint. fine $15 or 25 days in jail. Fine paid.
+ The People vs. Edward SHEATS, same complaint, acquitted.
+ The People vs. Michael CAMPBELL. Intoxication. Fine $6 or 10 days in jail. Fine paid.
+ The People vs. Henry MILLER. Intoxication. Fine $6.20 or 10 days in jail. Came from Gorham to draw his pension, got drunk and got robbed of every cent. Fine subsequently paid by wife.
+ The People vs. Byron PALMER. Intoxication; acquitted.
+ The People vs. Thomas COYLE. Selling beer to be drank in yard of shop. convicted. Sentenced $30 to stand committed until paid. Appeal to County Court. Bail given. Proof - sold a quart of beer to two young men; lent them the quart measure to go out of back door of store to drink the beer.
+ The People vs. Thomas COYLE & Charles COYLE, selling beer to be drank in store. Tried by the following jury: Timothy ROLAN, John MC KEE, Harrison INGRAHAM, Stephen TATE, Philander STILES, James MOOR. Proof - Byron PALMER and Thomas TRACEY both swore that they drank a glass of strong beer each in the store, on the 24th of May; that PALMER paid for the same; that others were drinking and paying for beer in the store at the same time. PALMER swore that he bought, paid for and drank another glass of strong beer in the store that night, and on another occasion got trusted for another glass of beer and paid for it and drank it in the shop. Jury not satisfied that defendants knew that the beer was paid for and drank in the store; acquitted.
The People vs. Eugene SMITH. Intoxication; sentenced $5 or 10 days. Prisoner, a pensioner - fine paid by Major RICHARDSON.
The People vs. Nancy MC CORMICK. Selling strong beer and ale without license. Convicted, sentence $6.05. Paid.
The People vs. James CROWLEY. Intoxication. Sentence $6.35 or 10 days jail.
The People vs. Thomas BURNS. Intoxication. Sentence $7.65 or 15 days jail.
The People vs. James BOLAN. Assault and Battery; acquitted.
+ Hon. Charles A. LOOMIS is now on a visit to his aged father at Rushville, having recently arrived from Europe, where he has resided mostly for the last ten years. We were pleased to know that he returned in improved health, and that he will soon spend a week among his friends in this village.
+ Severely Injured - Last Saturday afternoon, while several men were engaged in painting the outside of FOSTER'S new building, corner of Main and Bristol streets, one of them, named Thomas GRAY, was using a scaffolding, which being insecurely fastened, gave way, and he fell heavily on the flagging beneath. He was picked up insensible and conveyed to his residence on Jail street, where upon medical examination it was found that the elbow of his left arm was badly fractured, and his head and shoulders severely bruised.
+ Another Accident - Mr. L. B. GARLINGHOUSE of this village met with a very severe accident at the freight yard in this place, last evening. He had been in Rochester on business and was returning on the 8:45train. He was asleep when the train arrived here, and upon wakening, discovering he was being carried by, jumped off the train, and struck in such a manner as to break his leg, injure his skull, besides getting badly bruised. He lay beside the track about 2 hours before being discovered, in fact only about 15 minutes before the eastern train was due. He is now feeling quite comfortable under the circumstances.
+ We learn that during the heavy storm of Wednesday afternoon, the house of John K. CROMWELL, a farmer of this town, was struck by lightning - the electric fluid entering at three places; the woodshed was set on fire, but the family fortunately, received only a temporary shock, recovered therefrom and extinguished the flames, ere much damage was done. (Geneva Gazette)
Assignee's Sale in Bankruptcy - The undersigned Assignee in Bankruptcy of Charles H. SHELDON, will sell at Whittemore & Canfield's Mill, in South Bristol, Ontario County, NY, on the 31st day of August 1872, at 12 o'clock M., the following property, viz: about 35 M. Heading; about 45 M. Staves (cut off)
REPOSITORY and MESSENGER Wednesday November 27, 1872 Pg 3, col 5
Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY Wednesday, September 25, 1872 by: Dianne Thomas
JUDD - BAKER - On the 18th September, 1872, by Rev. J. MC ELDOWNEY, D.D., at the residence of the bride's parents, 251 Third St., Detroit, Mich., Orange JUDD Jr., and Miss Libbie BAKER, both of Detroit, Mich.
WALLACE - JUDD - On the 18th of September, 1872 by Rev. J. MC ELDOWNEY, D.D., at the residence of the bride's parents, 24 park Place, Detroit Mich., John W. WALLACE of Millbrook, Ont., and Miss Helena F. JUDD of Detroit, Mich.
REYNOLDS - In Bath, on the 20th inst., of typhus fever, in the 24th year of her age, Martha T., wife of S. S. REYNOLDS, and daughter of Capt. A. WOOD.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday September 25, 1872 Pg 3, col 5 by: Ron Hanley
Ontario County Times, Canandaigua, NY late 1872 - early 1873 by: Dianne Thomas
Taken from the 1922-1923 newspaper under the title of "Fifty years ago"
+ F. H. HILL has resigned is position as keeper of the county poorhouse and is to be succeeded by Chauncey SPEAR of Hopewell. Mr. HILL is to take charge of a department in Willard state hospital.
+ Frederick DOUGLASS, the great colored orator, spoke in Geneva, Monday night, to a large audience.
+ S. M. WOODRUFF has leased the home in Atwater block and will give a course of lessons in dancing and deportment.
+ Lots on the street recently opened nearly opposite to the residence of Hon William H. SMITH, from Gibson street to Howell street, have been bought by A. M. NOTT, Wilcox & Norton,, M. MORAN, W. D. CRANDALL John RANDALL, Charles ROBINSON, Perrine BURNETT, Charles SEELYE, Mr. PARSANS, and J. E. BOOTH. House building has already begun.
+ Truman HAWLEY has left at the Times office, an apple measuring 13 1/4 inches in circumference.
Repository and Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Wednesday, Jan 22, 1873 pg 3 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Died (after a long illness) in the City of New York on the 14th of January, 1873, Oliver Phelps JACKSON, in the 72nd year of his age. Many out of his family circle who knew Mr. JACKSON when he resided in this village almost fifty years since, will read this announcement of his death with great regret; for while a resident here, his polished manners, genial feelings and superior intellect secured their attachment and respect. To his family, the bitterness of this event is in some measure mollified by the conviction that he has fully discharged the duties of son, brother, husband and father.
+ Fatal Accident - James KELLY, residing on Coach street, was found dead on Saturday morning, near the lumber yard of Albion ELLIS on Bemis street. From the fact that a large piece of timber was found across his head and breast, it may be inferred that the unfortunate man met his tragic fate while appropriating the timber to his own use. He evidently fell while carrying the log over his shoulder, and it is probably the case, that the stick falling with him, gave him the fatal blow. Coroner HAYES held and inquest Saturday evening, and the following was the verdict:
We, the undersigned, a jury of inquest, summoned to inquire into the death of James KELLY of the town of Canandaigua, do find that he came to his death between 11 o'clock pm on the 17th, and 7:30 o'clock am, in the 18th day of January, 1873, from a fall upon the ice in Bemis street, opposite George MC OMBER'S residence, and from injury produced by a heavy stick of timber which fell upon his body; and further, that no blame attaches to any individual in the manner of his death. Signed, J. K. WELLS, Foreman, Jurors: Matthew DOYLE, Michael DOYLE, W. J. KEAYES, George A. MOSS, William MC GINNIS, P. J. LYNCH, G. M. BAILEY, Thomas SMITH, W. W. COE, Morgan BEMENT, John B. CLOHASSY.
Ontario County Times, Canandaigua, NY Wednesday, Oct 22, 1873 by: Dianne Thomas
LEONARD - JONES - On the morning of October 8,, 1863, at the residence of the bride's sister, in Belding, Michigan, by the Rev. James L. PATTEN, of Greensville, Michigan, Mr. Henry J. LEONARD, of Belding and Miss Helen A. JONES, of Belding, youngest daughter of the late Arunah JONES, of Bristol, Ontario county, N.Y.
FREEMAN - HALEY - On this 18th instant, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. Alfred HALEY, by Rev. F. T. BAILEY, Theodore FREEMAN of Utica, and Miss Alice J. HALEY, of Canandaigua.
WILLIAMS - GORHAM - On Wednesday, Oct. 15th, 1873, at the residence of the bride's mother, by the Rev. Frank T. BAYLEY, Edward C. WILLIAMS and Caroline T. GORHAM, youngest daughter of Mrs. W. W. GORHAM, all of Canandaigua.
BLACKFORD - HASKINS - On the 15th instant, at the residence of Charles G. ALLEN, of this town, by the Rev. G. C. CURTIS, Daniel H. BLACKFORD and Anna B. HASKINS, both of Canandaigua.
SMITH - FOLWER - On the 21st instant by Rev. Ira BENNETT, Mr. Franklin SMITH and Miss Eva Frances FOWLER, all of Manchester.
WOLVER - FAUROT -- October 9th, 1873, by Rev. C. C. THORNE, Mr. David V. WOLVEN, of Shortsville, NY and Miss E. Augusta FAUROT, of Manchester, NY
OWENS - In Canandaigua, Oct. 14th, 1873, Mary OWENS, aged 63 years.
AMBLER - In Canandaigua, Oct 16th, 1873, Emma L. AMBLER, aged 30 years.
ALDRICH - In Manchester, on Monday evening, the 20th instant, suddenly, George ALDRICH, aged 53 years.
HERBERT - In this village, on the 22nd instant, Helen Gertrude, daughter of A. C. and Mary M. HERBERT, in the 22nd years of her age. Funeral services at the residence of the family, 45 Bristol street, on Friday, at 11 o'clock a.m.
WHEELER - At Canandaigua on the 16th day of October, 1873, Jonas M. WHEELER, in the 77th years of his age.
Mr. WHEELER was born in Petersham, Massachusetts, on the 25th of March, 1797, and became a resident of the town of Victor in this county, about the year 1823. On the 1st of January 1829, he was appointed under-sheriff by Jonathan BUELL, who had been elected sheriff of this county the previous fall. Mr. WHEELER then came to Canandaigua, where he has continued to reside until his death. As the fall election of 1831, Mr. WHEELER was himself elected sheriff of this county, and executed the duties of the office during the prescribed term of three years. At the expiration of this term he was again appointed under-sheriff by Joseph GARLINGHOUSE, who had been elected sheriff. He served as superintendent of the poor of this county during the years 1840 and 1841; was appointed one of the board of Commissioners of Excise, at its first organization in 1857, and remained a member of the Board during it's existence - a period of about twelve years - all the time acting as it's President.Having lived among us fifty years, the most of which was actively employed, he has left us an enviable record, and one that, in times like these especially, can be profitably studied by his survivors. In every public office he held, he discharged its duties intelligently, impartially, energetically and above all, honestly. His was of such nature that he was not to be, and he never was, conjoled, frightened or bribed from doing his duty, so that all his public responsibilities were fearlessly discharged by him according to law and good conscience. Possessing the tenderest sympathy without weakness, he proved a kind father and sincere friend, and having, during his long live, proved himself a reliable citizen, an upright public officer, a sincere friend and an honest man, while we deeply mourn his loss and sympathize with his family in this affliction, we are happy to have had among us one whose life can be held up as an example to us all.
Ontario County Times, Canandaigua, NY Wednesday, Oct 22, 1873 by: Dianne Thomas
RESOLUTION - At a meeting of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society, of the M. E. church, in Canandaigua, held Oct. 14th, 1873, the following preamble and resolutions were adopted:
WHEREAS, In the Providence of God, our useful and beloved secretary, Miss Sarah SHERWOOD, has been summoned from the scene of her labors to her final reward in heaven; therefore:
Resolved, That while we acknowledge the wisdom and love of Him who doeth all things well, we deeply feel the loss of one so faithful in her allotted work, and so genial and loving in her associations.
Resolved, That though we see her face no more, her memory shall live in our hearts, inspiring us to higher ideals of Christian life, and to more earnest efforts in the cause she loved and served so well.
Resolved, That our deepest sympathies are with the bereaved family of our deceased sister, and that we will pray the Father that he will send the "comforter" to abide with them forever.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be presented to the family of the deceased, and also that the above be published in one of the village papers. By order of Society.
NEW FIRE CO. - There seems to be a prospect for the organization of a new fire company in this village. Last Friday evening a petition was signed by twenty-six colored citizens, was laid before the Board of Trustees, praying that they might be organized into a company, and allowed to occupy Engine House No. 1, on Beeman street. The petition was presented to the city fathers by F. J HAMMOND, Esq., who urged that the petition might be acted upon. We understand that the petition will be granted; and we shall cordially welcome our colored friends, as "fire laddies".
Repository and Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Wednesday, Dec 17, 1873 pg 3 by: Dianne Thomas
+ A shocking accident occurred at Macedon, on Friday last (Dec 12th), by which Mr. H. W. HERENDEEN, Postmaster of that village, lost his life. He was assisting in the building of a plaster mill, and was standing upon a scaffold, nailing on clap-boards. Accidentally stepping off the plank that formed the flooring of the scaffold, he fell head foremost to the ground, a distance of perhaps 20 feet, striking heavily upon the frozen earth. He was seen to fall by a man standing near, who, with the assistance of others, placed him at once in a sleigh and drove rapidly to Mr. HERENDEEN'S residence - reaching it but a few moments after his fall, and before the unfortunate man breathed his last. A surgical examination was had, and his skull found to be badly fractured. Mr. HERENDEEN was one of the most prominent citizens, a man universally esteemed. He leaves a wife, but no children. His age was about 30 years.
Ontario Journal Register April 2, 1874 by: Raymond Carey
At the residence of Mr. Henry DAVIS, of Bush Point, on west side Canandaigua Lake, near the head, March 13th, Mr. Benjamin DAVIS to Miss Anna MAXFIELD, by S. T. STURTEVANT, Justice.
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