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Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Oct. 28, 1875 by: GSubyak@aol.com
MARRIED - OLDFIELD - McCABE - At the residence of James McKECHNIE, esq., by Rev. C. M. NICKERSON, on Wednesday, October 27th, John L. OLDFIELD of New York and Miss Sarah A. McCABE of Canandaigua.
ONTARIO REPOSITORY and MESSENGER January 10, 1877 Page 3, col 6 by: Ron Hanley
Ontario Co. Times, Wed Jan 3, 1877 by: Dianne Thomas
OBITUARY - Announcement is made in our obituary department this week of the death of Thadeus A. LAWRENCE. He died after a brief illness on Sunday afternoon at the Masseth House, in this village, where he had boarded for several years.
Capt. LAWRENCE has been an active business man, and notwithstanding his advanced aged, retained almost to the last, the physical and mental vigor which had sustained him through a long and eventful life. He was a native of the city of New York, where he early engaged in trade which he pursued with characteristic energy and varying success for many years, eventually retiring with a handsome fortune, which however, was afterwards mostly lost in some unfortunate investment. About 30 years ago, he became a resident of Phelps in this county, and engaged quite extensively in merchandising and farming. In 1859 he left Phelps and established himself in Monroe county, where he resided until 1862, when he removed to Canandaigua. Here he passed his remaining years, pursuing the business of an auctioneer, dealing in real estate and assisting in various business enterprises, in which he became directly or indirectly interested. He lost his wife several years since, but leaves two sons and four married daughters. One of the former, Mr. H. Clay LAWRENCE is a resident of this place and the other, Thadeus LAWRENCE, lives in New York.
The deceased was a member of the Masonic brotherhood and was buried yesterday with Masonic honors - the funeral exercises being held at the Masseth House.
Ontario County Journal October 18, 1878 by: Cheri Branca
Orrin Preston, an old and respected citizen of Victor, died Tuesday night, the 1st inst. He was sixty-eight years old. He had by industry accumulated a competency, and had retired from business. Two years ago he erected a fine residence on Rail Road avenue in which he died. He not only left a good living for his family, but an unsullied name which to his family is a fortune of which they should be justly proud.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Edition, March 12, 1879, Pg
3, col 2
by: Ron Hanley
OBITUARY - Phillip S. VanDenbergh of this village died at Albany on Wednesday last. He has been suffering some time from kidney complaint and hoping to receive some beneficial treatment on Monday of last week when he started for Albany.
Arrived there, the physician who attended him saw that his condition was critical in the extreme, and though everything possible was done for him he died on Wednesday PM.
The remains were brought back to this village for interment. Funeral services were held from his residence on Saturday. The deceased was a son of the late Cornelius VanDenbergh, and for several years past had been largely engaged manufacturing grape boxes. (wife, Charlotte)
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES
May 21, 1879 Pg
3, col 5
by: Ron Hanley
DIED - MATHER - In this town, at the Lake Side residence of his son, Mr. George Mather, May 18th, 1879, Lucius Mather, aged 90 years, 6 months, and 14 days.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES
June 4, 1879 Pg 3, col 1
by: Ron Hanley
On Monday night about twelve o'clock it was discovered that the dwelling house of John Madden, on Bull's Lane, in the village, was on fire. The prompt and effective work of the fire department quickly extinguished the flames. The damage to the building is estimated at $150, to the furniture $100, both fully covered by insurance. It will be remembered that the same building suffered a similar injury about a year ago. In both instances the fire originated from the chimney.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES June 4, 1879 Pg 3, col 1
Lieut. E. A. Ellis, U. S. A., son of Mr. Albion Ellis, of this village, is expected home on a furlough of a few weeks. He has been stationed for the last three years with the Eighth Regiment, regular cavalry, with headquarters at Fort Clark, Texas.
Ontario Repository & Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Thursday, August 19, 1880 by: Dianne Thomas
+ That portrait of James Abraham GARFIELD, in front of the Ku-Klux headquarters up street, would be more readily recognized if the names of Oakes Ames and DeGolyer, were written across its pharisaical forehead.
+ Mr. L. N. BEEBE will continue to have charge, as principal of Public School No. 11, and the Grieg and Saltonstall st. schools, for the winter term, which is to open Sept. 6th. All the old force of subordinate teachers is retained, except that Miss MEAD will be succeeded in the Saltonstall st. school by Miss F. E. CRUM, who taught in the main building last term.
+ Last Wednesday afternoon a skeleton was unearthed in the sandpit near the outlet bridge, in this village, by workmen engaged in drawing gravel. The bones, when discovered, were lying on a board or plank, evidently the bottom of a roughly made coffin, in which the body was encased when buried. A peculiar circumstance connected with the affair was the finding of five or six dollars in coin with the bones. The case is enshrouded in mystery. Times, last week.
+ On Tuesday afternoon, a little daughter of Peter COYNE, residing on Jail street, was drowned by falling into her father's cistern. The house had been newly painted, and the child (whose age was about three years) had brushed her dress against it, some of the paint adhering to the garment. She went to the cistern to wash it off, and while reaching down into the water she fell in, head foremost, and life was extinct before two other small children (who witnessed the sad occurrence) could summon assistance.
+The last Naples Record says: Our Honeoye correspondent gave an account of the startling shooting affair at Richmond, last week. On Thursday, RANDOLPH, the colored man, was arrested on the complaint of PENNELL and brought here for examination, before Esquire GORDON. The town hall was well filled, so great was the curiosity of our people. As the shooting was acknowledged and no bail offered, there was nothing to do but to commit the prisoner to jail. The evidence adduced however, was of that character to carry the sympathies of the people with RANDOLPH, and in the opinion of most every one, the weight of the trouble so far settled upon the injured party.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, N. Y. October 1, 1880 by: GSubyak@aol.com
The late Dr. DAGGETT, who, for over twenty years, was the beloved pastor of
the Congregational church in Canandaigua was the author of the beautiful poem in October Scribner's, entitled, "There is a Natural Body." The occurrence of
the author's death, immediately after the transmission of the piece to the press and before its issue to the public, gives a peculiarly striking
significance to its sentiment of assurance that death does not end all.
Ontario Repository & Messenger, Thursday, January 20, 1881 by: Dianne Thomas
PADGHAM - HAYNES - At the home of the bride's parents in Macedon, NY on Monday evening, Jan 10th, by Rev. J. G. WEBSTER of Palmyra, assisted by Rev. H. BOUGHTON of Macedon, Mr. James E. PADGHAM of Farmington and Miss Carrie S. HAYNES of the former place.
FORD - NOONAN - At St. Mary's Church in this on Thursday, January 13th, 1881 by Rev. Father ENGLISH, Mr. Thomas FORD of Elmira, NY and Miss Bridget NOONAN of Canandaigua.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday February 4, 1881 Pg 2, col 7 by: Ron Hanley
Ontario Repository & Messenger, Canandaigua, NY June 2, 1881 by: Dianne Thomas
SUPREME COURT - County of Ontario - Benjamin A. NEWMAN, as executor of the last will and testament of Sarah A. NEWMAN, deceased, plaintiff, against Joseph M. FRANCISCO and Charlotte R. FRANCISCO, his wife; Rhoda FRANCISCO, Franklin M. FRANCISCO, Hannah BABBITT, David FRANCISCO, Orin H. FRANCISCO, Henrietta FRANCISCO, widow of John FRANCISCO, deceased, Michael FRANCISCO and Charles BABBITT, as administrators of Margaret Jane FRANCISCO, deceased, and the heirs or legal representatives of John FRANCISCO, deceased, whose names are unknown to the plaintiff, Defendants; To the above mentioned Defendants:
You are hereby summoned to answer the amended complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer on the plaintiff's attorneys within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. The plaintiff desires the trial of this action in the County of Ontario. Dated this 16th day of May, 1881.
Metcalf A. FIELD, Plantiff's Attorneys, Office and Post office Address, Canandaigua, NY
To Henrietta FRANCISCO, widow of John FRANCISCO, deceased , and the heirs or legal representatives of John FRANCISCO, deceased, whose names are unknown to the plaintiff: The foregoing amended summons is served upon you without the State of New York, pursuant to an order of F. A. MACOMBER, a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated the 31st day of May 1881, and filed with the amended complaint, in the office of the Clerk at the county of Ontario, at the Court House in Canandaigua, New York. Dated 31st May, 1881
Metcalf A. FIELD, Attorney to Plaintiff
The Ontario Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Thursday, Sept 22, 1881, by: Dianne Thomas
ARCHER - In Hopewell, Sept 9. 1881, Harriet W. ARCHER, aged 74 years.
STARK - In Gorham, Sept 17, 1881, Anna, wife of Jedediah STARK, aged 74 years.
SMITH - In Manchester, Sept. 11, 1881, Leonard SMITH, aged 70 years.
KILLIPPS - In Canandaigua, September 15th, 1881, Jane KILLIPPS, aged 55 years.
KENNELLY - In Canandaigua, September 16th, 1881, Patrick KENNELLY, aged 9 months.
BENNETT - In Gorham, September 13th, 1881, Frank BENNETT, aged 14 years, 3 months, 14 days.
LEWIS - At his home in Hopewell, September 13th, 1881, John LEWIS, aged 64 years and 9 months.
TIDMAN - On Sunday, September 4th, 1881, Mrs. Eliza TIDMAN, wife of Henry TIDMAN, in Iola, Kansas, aged 62 years.
THORPE - In Bristol, September 1st, 1881, little Gracie, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar THORPE, aged 5 months.
KIMBLE - In Hopewell, September 14th, 1881, Albert Edward, only child of George W., and Elizabeth KIMBLE, aged 1 year and 4 months.
ROBINSON - At Flint Creek, in Seneca, Sept 19th, 1881, Claude A., only child of Wesley D. and Emma J. ROBINSON, aged 1 year, 11 days.
SPENCER - On the morning of September 4th, 1881, at the residence of her grand-daughter Mrs. W. C. FOOTE, Flint Mich., Mrs. Symantha SPENCER in her 81st year of her age. The remains were brought to Canandaigua for interment.
ELLIS - DILLON - At the residence of Mr. L. A. EHRLICH, on Thursday, September 15th, 1881, by the Rev. W. R. BENHAM, Mr. Walter H. ELLIS and Miss Grace M. DILLON, all of Canandaigua.
MC FEGGAN - MAGGS - At the home of the bride's parents in this village, on Thursday evening, September 15th, 1881, by Rev. Dr. QUEAL, Mr. G. Gary MC GAGGAN and Miss H. Anna MAGGS, both of Canandaigua.
HOWELL - JACKSON - At the residence of the bride's parents, in the town of Canandaigua, September 13th, 1881 by Rev. W. R. BENHAM, Mr. Charles N. HOWELL of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Miss Phebe I. JACKSON, of Canandaigua.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Thurs Dec 1, 1881 by: GSubyak@aol.com
CHANDLER nee SHERWOOD, of Chicago, formerly of California, is visiting
her uncle, James L. SHERWOOD, of Canandaigua.
+ Mrs. ANDERSON, wife of George B. ANDERSON, and Mary GRIDLEY, daughter of Harrison GRIDLEY, are seriously ill with typhoid fever, in Canandaigua.
+ A daughter of William McNEILLY, ticket agent at Canandaigua, is sick with diphtheria.
+ A group of barns of MAXWELL Bros., on the BENNETT farm, near Geneva, burned Wednesday morning. Fifty Holstein cattle, five horses, fifty hogs and a large quantity of hay, etc., was destroyed. Loss, $50,000; insurance, $22,000. Incendiary.
Ontario County Journal - Canandaigua NY Feb 10, 1882 by: Arlene Reeves
DIED - In this village on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 1882, Carrie E. Garrett, aged 15 years, 2 months and 27 days.
Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY Mar 31, 1882 Pg. 2 by: Dianne Thomas
SUMMONS - SUPREME COURT - County of Ontario - William Henry STANDISH, plaintiff vs. Hannah STANDISH, Thomas STANDISH, Leah STANDISH, Miles STANDISH, Mary STANDISH, Orlando STANDISH, Lorenzo STANDISH, E. S. FLINT, as guardian of Lorenzo STANDISH, an insane person, and Levi TILLOTSON, defendants. To the above defendants: You and each of you, are hereby summoned to appear in the Supreme Court of the State of New York and answer the complaint of the above person (cut off)
Ontario County Journal July 14, 1882 by: Cheri Branca
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Orrin Preston, whose health failed immediately after the death of her husband three years ago, and who has been for the past year deranged, died at Cook's Asylum, Canandaigua. She was brought by the friends to the M. E. church in this place, Wednesday afternoon, where services were conducted by Rev. Geo. Coe, of Frank street, Rochester. (Mrs. Elizabeth Preston)
The Ontario Repository & Messenger,
Canandaigua, NY Thursday Feb. 8,
1883 by: Dianne
LENNON - DUNN - At the Catholic church in Phelps, Thursday, February 1, 1883, by Rev. Father LEE, Mr. James LENNON of Canandaigua and Miss Ella DUNN of Phelps.
COLE - LAWTON - At Middlesex, NY, January 29th, 1883, by W. C. WILLIAMS, Esq., Mr. Frank COLE to Miss Ella LAWTON of West Italy.
PATTY - SCOON - At the residence of the bride's parents, Geneva, February 1st, 1883, by Rev. Thomas STRONG, Mr. David Hunting PATTY to Miss Helen A. SCOON.
HARRINGTON - HEIBER -- In Rochester, February 1, 1883, by the Rev. Father GLEASON, Miss Libbie HARRINGTON to Mr. Wm. HEIBER, both of that city.
HARRIS - In this village, February 1st, 1883, of pneumonia, Jason E. HARRIS, aged 58 years, 2 months.
ROSE - In Geneva, January, 26th, 1883, Elisabeth Coralie, infant daughter of Chas. J. and Mary G. ROSE, aged 2 months.
EDINGTON - In Geneva, January 27th, 1883, Wm. F. EDINGTON, M.D., D.D.S., aged 56years, 11 months, 12 days.
HARVEY - In Geneva, January 31st, 1883, of heart disease, Edward HARVEY, aged 24 years.
JEFFREY - In Farmington, January 25th, 1883, Sarah E., wife of Charles H. JEFFREY, aged 27 years.
ERHARDT - In Farmington, February 3, 1883, Lewis ERHARDT, aged 26 years.
BOOTH - In Shortsville, on Saturday morning, February 3, 1883, Elizabeth CRANE, daughter of Elam CRANE, and wife of Danford BOOTH, aged 69 years, 2 months and 1? days.
GREEN - In Gorham, NY, on Thursday, January 25, 1883, Fannie GREEN, daughter of Chas. H. and Betsie A. GREEN, aged 18 years and 1 month.
WEAVER - In Cheshire, February 5, 1883, of spinal meningitis, Annie E., daughter of Noble B. and Sarah WEAVER, aged 5 years and 24 days.
(Canandaigua City Clerk office record number 87, Alexander aged 61 years, 10 months, 28 days, Born Falkirk, Scotland, Occupation Brewer Malster and Baker, Father John Mckechnie, Falkirk, Scotland, Mother Elizabeth Dearu, Falkirk, Scotland.)
Albert S. Bacon, son of ex-Sheriff Bacon, who has been for several months a student in H. M. Field's law office, will soon enter
Ontario Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Thurs, May 1, 1884 by: Dianne Thomas
STERLING - In Cleveland, Ohio, April 22nd, 1884, J. J. STERLING, in the 85th year of his age
SACKETT - In Canandaigua, April 21st, 1884, Henry A. SACKETT, aged 64 years
BOYDEN - In Phelps, April 17th, 1884, Julia A. BOYDEN, aged 86 years
SMITH - In West Bloomfield, April 20th, 1884, Leonard W. SMITH, aged 74 years
HOWEY - In this town, April 25th, 1884, Jon W. HOWEY, aged 32 years
FOSTER - In Canandaigua, April 25th, 1884, Birdie Irwin FOSTER, aged 4 years, 3 months, 8 days.
LEVY - In Canandaigua, April 25th, 1884, Lillie C. LEVY, aged 4 years, and 3 months
LEWIS - In Canandaigua, April 26th, 1884, Eugene LEWIS, aged 7 years
ANDERSON - In Canandaigua, April 28th, 1884, Mrs. Maria A. ANDERSON, aged 80 years and 6 months
ORR - In Canandaigua, April 29th, 1884, George W. ORR, aged 5 years, 6 months, and 14 days
WINSLOW - At Honeoye, April 25th, 1884, Mrs. Louisa W. WINSLOW, aged 81 years
LYNCH - In Victor, April 23rd, 1884, Bridget LYNCH, aged 80 years
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Dec. 17, 1884 by: GSubyak@aol.com
Captain HERENDEEN has put up a fine residence below Cook's Point, Canandaigua
James McKECHNIE has just taken possession of his elegant new residence on Main street, Canandaigua.
A child of Albert BARNES of Farmington was scalded to death the other day by falling into a pail of hot water.
The Methodist church, Canandaigua, held a centennial memorial service last Sunday at which pleasing addresses were made by Lucius WILCOX on the original Sunday-schools in New England and his experience as a teacher among the Negroes of Alabama, and by Mrs. Marcia THOMPSON, the oldest original members of the church, whose memory goes back to the founding of the church in 1816. Remarks were also made by the pastor, Rev. M. S. HAUD, and by O. M. SMITH, who was the superintendent 28 years ago.
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