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1894 - 1896


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Ontario County Times                   January 1894              by:  Ron Hanley

The funeral of Mrs. Roena Pierce, who died at the home of her son, William Pierce, in Canandaigua on Friday December 20, was held in the
Universalist Church Sunday at 1 o'clock. Rev. H.J. Orelup officiating.

Rochester, Monroe, N.Y.,   Union & Advertiser    Jan. 11, 1894                        by: GSubyak@aol.com

Canandaigua - New officers of the Presbyterian Sunday school are as follows: Superintendent, Walter H. KNAPP; assistant superintendent, William J. PRESS?Y; secretary, John N. WILLYS; treasurer, William H. FOSTER; chorister, A. C. SHELDON; pianist, Miss Georgia BLANCHARD; librarians, James M. McCABE and Edward P. GARDNER; committee, W. H. KNAPP, Dr. FRANCE, Miss H. J. HASBROUCK, Miss L. E. CLARK and William H. FOSTER.

Union & Advertiser,  Rochester, Monroe, N.Y.,       Jan. 11, 1894                      by: GSubyak@aol.com

WEDDING AT CANANDAIGUA           Well Known Young People United in Marriage

Canandaigua, Jan. 11 - Mr. Llewellyn SMITH and Mrs. E. C. BEEMAN of this village were united in marriage at the home of the groom on Pleasant street yesterday at noon, by Rev. Hugh C. TOWNLEY of the Baptist Church. The groom is a well-known business man, member of the Baptist Church and of the firm of SMITH Bros. & Co., millers. The bride is a sister of Col. A. S. BACON of Brooklyn. The marriage was followed by a wedding dinner, after which the newly married couple left for a trip west.

Ontario County Journal   Friday   March 16, 1894            by: Dianne Thomas


+ Henry SENGLAUB, an old resident of Canandaigua, died at his home on Antis street on Friday, aged 67 years.  He had been an invalid for several years previous to his death.  He was a veteran of the late war and was a member of Company K, 2nd NY Cavalry.  The remains were interred at Woodlawn cemetery, Sunday afternoon.  

+ One of Canandaigua's oldest business men, as well as most respected citizens, J. Harvey MASON, died at this home on Bristol street about 7 o'clock last Sunday morning.  Mr. MASON had been confirmed to the house for about six weeks, but his ailment was not regarded as serious by friends, and he was sitting in his chair at the time of his death.  He had been a sufferer of asthma for some time, but his sudden death was supposed to have been due to heart failure.

Mr. MASON was nearly 75 years of age, having been born in South Bloomfield, May 6, 1819.  He was a son of Jesse MASON, a native of Massachusetts, who came to Western New York in 1813.  He was the oldest child in a family of twelve.  When he was but three years old his parents moved to Rochester and in 1829 then came to Canandaigua where Mr. MASON'S father engaged in the tanning business.  Mr. MASON was educated in the old district school which stood on the site now occupied by the block in which his business was located.  After leaving school he entered into partnership with his father in the tannery, hind and leather business.  July 2, 1840, he married Harriet, daughter of Allen SMITH, for many years a grocer in this village, who, with one son, Jesse H., survives him.  Mr. MASON also leaves four brothers and two sisters.  They are: Seth L. MASON, William M. MASON and Frank MASON of Buffalo; C. Henry MASON of East Bloomfield; Mrs. Mary SHORT of Fall River, Mass. and Mrs. Julia WARNER of this village.  He had always taken an interest in politics, being a staunch Republican, and had twice represented his town in the Board of Supervisors.  He also served several terms as overseer of the poor and  as trustee of the village, and was at one time its president.  He had been for many years a director of the Canandaigua Lake Steamboat Company, of which, he was vice president.  He was in his earlier days, a fireman, and held various positions of honor in the Canandaigua Fire Department.  Mr. MASON was a member of the Canandaigua Lodge F & M., being one of the first Masons in Canandaigua.  In religion, Mr. MASON was a Congregationalist, and was a regular attendant at the services of his church.  The funeral services were held from his late residence, Tuesday afternoon and the remains were interred at Woodlawn.  the funeral was largely attended and the business places of the village were closed during the hour of service.  The following persons acted as bearers: Evander SLY, H. C. LUCAS, John Johnson, Harrison GRIDLEY, J. J. LOONEY, James A. ELLIS, Alexander GRIEVE and Theodore PERKINS.  The business which Mr. MASON has been successfully engaged in for over 50 years, will be continued by his son, who has been a partner with his father for many years past.



+ Another of Canandaigua's old residents has passed away, Sydney S. BURGHER, aged 65 years. Mr. BURGHER died at his home on Hopewell street, six o'clock Wednesday evening, after an illness of about four weeks.  he had been in feeble health for two years past, but it was not until about four weeks ago that he was compelled to remain in bed.  Since that time the disease from which he died, consumption, had been closing its grip upon him, and his death was not altogether unexpected.

Mr. BURGHER was born in the eastern part of town, February 11, 1829, and was the youngest child in a family of nine.  He remained at home upon his father's farm until he was 18 years of age, when he came to this village and began as an apprentice the carpenter trade.  After several years of apprenticeship, he went into the business for himself, which he continued for about twelve years.  In 1866 he opened a planing mill on Chapin street, which he conducted successfully for about eleven years.  He then too as partner, George T. THOMPSON, and a few years later the mill was removed to Bemis street.  Eight years ago he sold his interest in the business to Mr. THOMPSON, who still conducts it.  He retired from business (cut off) 


+ A DESPONDENT ACT - Harassed and Worried, Mrs. TILLOTSON Ends Her Life 


Lunacy Proceedings and Financial Trouble were too much for the Sensitive mind to bear and Suicide resulted.


On Friday morning, a week ago, Mrs. J. Adelaide TILLOTSON, suicided by hanging.  Mrs. TILLOTSON was the widow of the late Levi TILLOTSON, who died about a dozen years ago.  During his lifetime he amassed a fortune, variously estimated at from a quarter to a half million dollars. From him, Mrs. TILLOTSON came into possession of real estate worth perhaps sixty or seventy thousand dollars and including the residence on upper Main street, where the suicide took place, the Tillotson block, and other village property.   She possessed no other means than those given to her by her husband.

Mrs. TILLOTSON was 67 years of age, a member of the Congregational Church, and was of a kind and generous nature, giving largely to the poor.  She started several people in business, but her financial schemes were rarely successful.  She had sold a portion of her real estate and mortgaged some of the balance, so that probably there now remains not much more than half of the fortune give her by her husband.

Last week there were due large amounts of taxes and interest moneys and she had no ready cash to meet her obligations.  she had been importuned to let other take care of her property and finally, at the instance of a brother, Sidney S. MALLORY, papers had been made out and several instituting proceedings inquirendo de lunatico, with the object of having a commissioner appointed over her property.  The proceedings were to have begun on Saturday, and on Friday morning she killed herself.  


Upon finding the body, Coroner O. J. HALLENBECK was notified and he summoned the following jury: George T. THOMPSON,  foreman, Holmes C. LUCAS, William RANEY, William S. MC KECHNIE, Walter N. CANFIELD. W. Allen REED, George M. DEPEW,W. SANNEY, L. Stanley WILSON, Dr. W. G. DODDS, and James P. RUDD.  After viewing the body, the jury held four sessions during which the following facts were brought out: 


Nicola PARFIGLIO testified that he had worked for Mrs. TILLOTSON since January 1, of last year; last saw her at about half past nine o'clock on the evening before she died; she was lying on lounge in the kitchen.  Nicola then retired and got up next morning at about a quarter to seven o'clock; tended to furnace and prepared breakfast; called Mrs. TILLOTSON at about 8:30; went to her sleeping room; she was not there; did not see silk dress she usually wore down town; ate his breakfast and left some on plate for Mrs. TILLOTSON; washed dishes and went out of door on north side of house; saw Mrs. LEE and asked her if she had seen Mrs. TILLOTSON; she had not; looked towards barn, saw it was open and went to the barn; coach had been moved; walked in and saw step ladder was on the floor; looked around and saw nobody.  Then he walked in and saw Mrs. TILLOTSON hanging from a rope that was fastened to a block under the ceiling floor; saw she was dead; her tongue was out; ran out and called Mrs. LEE; ran for Dr. CARSON; he was not at home; went for Dr. STEWART.  He came and said, "She is cold; she is dead." Nicola then helped the doctor cut the rope, and then went for the coroner.  Nicola then said (cut off) ...............

to be examined as to her sanity was found in her room.  she had underscored the word "lunacy" wherever it occurred, and on the back of the notice she had written as follows:



I love you just as much today as I ever did.  Good bye.  Do not blame yourself; you did what you thought was your duty.

Your ever loving sister,

J. Adelaide Tillotson"



I rented store No. 3 in Tillotson Block to Mr. MORAN, and was on my way to draw the lease, but your very kind letter had turned my course.  Please excuse me. 

Yours very kindly,


I cannot attend the lawsuit, I go to a just God.  He knows every motive that has prompted every act and will do just right with poor me, with no eye to pity me but His. Oh, it is hard, but it is all for the best, or it would not be permitted. " 2 o'clock. 



I am so much afraid some one will blame you.  I write again to say you are in no way to blame. I feel nothing but he kindest love and pity for you.  No, a thousand times no, I do not feel unkindly toward you nor any one else.  Do not have me put into the vault, but let me be buried at once.  The ground is not frozen much, In my satchel ..."     The notice was here torn off, and the evidence before the coroner did not disclose the fact as to where the remaining part was, nor by whom it had been torn off.  


The jury on Monday rendered their verdict as follows: " J. Adelaide TILLOTSON came to her death by her own hands by hanging, which deed was done during a fit of despondency caused by certain papers being served upon her to appear as defendant in a commission of lunacy.  Said hanging took place on the morning of March 9, 1894, in her carriage house at her residence on Main street, in the village of Canandaigua, NY."

The funeral services were held on Monday morning, Rev. Annis F. EASTMAN officiating.  The interment was at Woodlawn cemetery.  During the funeral services attorneys and officers were present, and immediately upon their return from the cemetery summons and notice of an action for partition and sale of Mrs. TILLOTSON'S property were served upon the relatives.  Sidney S. MALLORY and wife are the plaintiffs in the action, and several relatives are made defendants.   Mrs. PALMER, of Wayne County, a sister of Mrs. TILLOTSON, suicided a few years ago in the same manner, and apparently similar circumstances were the cause. 


TILLOTSON  (from another section of the paper, same date, first part is cut off)  ....__der was on the floor; looked around and saw nobody.  Then he walked in and saw Mrs. TILLOTSON hanging from a rope that was fastened to a block under the ceiling floor; saw she was dead; her tongue was out; ran out and called Mrs. LEE; ran for Dr. CARSON; he was not at home; went for Dr. STEWART.  He came and said, " She is cold, she is dead." NICOLA then helped the doctor cut the rope, and then went for the coroner.  NICOLA further said, " The rope she used was down in the candy store on the refrigerator.  About 3 or 4 weeks ago she told me to bring up the rope and put it in the back room of her residence.  About 10 to 14 days ago, she asked me if I had brought up the rope; I told her yes; went and got it and gave it to her, and she hung it on a nail in the kitchen.  It was there March 8th."


Dr. Henry STEWART testified to the effect that he saw the body at 9:27; it was cold enough to have been dead several hours; rope was tight about the neck; feet were about eighteen inches from the floor; tongue was black and protruding.  

Prof. William G. CROSBY said that he had room at Mrs. TILLOTSON'S house; came in Thursday night about 9:45; there was a light on in the kitchen; Mrs. TILLOTSON held lamp to light him into his room; retired about 12:30; did not hear another sound from her that night; left house about 7:10 Friday morning; did not hear anyone about the house that morning. 

Willis D. NEWMAN, who married a niece, saw Mrs. TILLOTSON at his drug store about 9 o'clock Thursday night.  She then acted and appeared natural.

Dr. A. L. BEAHAN testified that he saw the body at about 9:45 o'clock, Friday morning; it was warm under the neck.  Mrs. TILLOTSON must have been dead less than 12 hours, from three to six hours, he thought.  He judged that she must have stood on the ladder when she put her head in the noose. 

S. S. MALLORY affirmed and testified that he resides in Geneva, is a retired gentleman by occupation, and was a brother of Mrs. TILLOTSON.  Last saw her on Monday, March 5, at her home.  Called to see her on business.  She seemed to be worried in regard to her business.  She had got financially involved.  Her taxes were $1,00 this year.  She had a mortgage of $5,000 on her stores, and interest was due.  "I came to consult with her and advise her in regard to her business.  She did not know how to raise money.  I suggested that if she thought best she could deed her property to me or anybody else; I was not particular.  Judge METCALF advised not to put her property into other persons' hands.  I told her that I saw no other way but to have a commission appointed to look after her matters.  She did not like the idea at first, but afterward, said that she did not know but that was the proper way.  I then stopped proceedings, as they had been begun.  This was on March 5.  On March 6, I told Judge METCALF to go on with the papers."

Dr. M. R. CARSON was sworn and after testifying he had prescribed for Mrs. TILLOTSON's intemperance more or less for a couple of years, said: "I never examined Mrs. TILLOTSON for insanity;  I considered her insane for at least ten years; I do not think she was capable of transacting her business property; at the request of S. S. MALLORY I made out an affidavit in regard to her mental condition; the facts were that I did not think she was capable of managing her affairs properly." 

W. D. NEWMAN was recalled and recognized Mrs. TILLTOSON'S handwriting on the letters left by her. Henry B. HICKOX testified that Mrs. TILLOTSON had asked him if he had received notice in regard to the lunacy proceedings.  Hon.  J. H. METCALF, George W. ADAMS, Michael MONAGAN and James S. HICKOX were also examined before the coroner.  

The notice which had been served upon Mrs. TILLOTSON, informing her that she was (article cut off)


+  Auction Sales

On Tuesday, March 20, beginning at 11 o'clock a.m., William H. PIERCE, by virtue of a certain chattel mortgage, will sell on the Henry TRAFTON farm, one mile south of May Weed, and one and one half miles northwest of Bristol Center, a quantity of farm utensils, 2 cows, 1 heifer, 20 sheep, 3 horses, 50 bushels of oats and about 6 tons of hay.  Ira N. DEYO will be the auctioneer. 


On Tuesday, March 20, Henry M. PARMELE, as administrator, will sell at the Town House in East Bloomfield, at 1 o'clock p.m., all the personal property of the late Mary Ann DUDLEY, consisting of household furniture, crockery and glassware.  Horatio S. STEELE will be the auctioneer, and John A. LEETE, clerk.  


On Tuesday, March 20, beginning at 12 o'clock noon, Fred D. WARD will sell at his residence, four miles south west of Canandaigua, on the Cheshire road, 5 head of cattle, 2 horses, 50 sheep, chickens, and a large quantity of framing machinery and implements and household goods.  D. V. BENHAM will be the auctioneer. 


Sale In Foreclosure:

Supreme Court - Ontario County, Eliza CHAPIN against Edward J.  M____ and Annie MC GORY.   

Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure sale granted in this action at a Special Term held at Canandaigua in the County of Ontario, the 10th day of March 1894, and entered in the Ontario County Clerk's Office on the 10th of March, 1894, the undersigned referee will at public auction at the front steps of the Court House in the Village of Canandaigua, County of Ontario and State of New York, on the 28th day of April 1894, at 10 o'clock forenoon, the premises described in said statement as follows:  All that tract or parcel of land situated in the Village of Canandaigua, County of Ontario and State of New York, lying east of ___ street and south of the Square and ____ south side of Saltonstall street in said village and bounded and described as follows, viz: 

Bounded on the north by the south end of Saltonstall street, on the west by the line of lands of Nancy A. PECKER, lands formerly  owned by Theo. E.  HART, lands formerly owned by William ANTIS and lands of the ______Francis BENNETT, deceased, on the south  _____ the north line of Foster street and on the _____  by the west line of a lot of land sold and conveyed by St. Mary's church, of Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York, to Matthew ______.  

The premises hereby conveyed being forty six (46) feet wide in the rear in Foster street, and forty six (46)feet wide in Saltonstall street and two hundred and forty feet (240) deep, and being the same premise conveyed to Edward J. MC GORY by deed, March 18, 1877.   

Dated March 15, 1894    Mark T. POWELL, Referee

C. A. Richardson, Plaintiff's Attorney, Canandaigua, NY



Referee's Sale:

Supreme Court, Ontario County - The Farmers' Loan and Trust Company, as committee of Mark H. SIBLEY, a lu___ plaintiff, against William H. HICKS, et al, defendants. 

Pursuant to a decree of foreclosure sale made in the above entitled action, Special Term of the Supreme Court held at Canandaigua, NY on the 10th day of March, 1894, and duly entered in the Clerk's Office, Ontario County, the undersigned appeared by said decree for that purpose, will by public auction on the front steps of the court house in Canandaigua, , NY on the 24th day of April at 10 o'clock in the forenoon and following described premises:  All that land or parcel of land situated in the town of Bristol, County of Ontario and State of New York, bounded as follows: On the west north by lands of Irwin H. HICKS; easterly by Canandaigua lake, Ash Grove cottage  pre____ and Vine cottage property; south by the ___ter of the gully, lands of Charles P. JO____ and lands of Isaac L. WOOD, containing 8 acres of land, more or less and be ___part of the premises conveyed to said William H. HICKS, by James LYON and wife, by deed dated April 1, 1862, recorded in Ontario county clerk's office, in Liber 124 of Deeds, at following _____.

Dated march 14th, 1894

F. H. HAMILTON, Referee

Turner, Mc Clure & Rolston, Attorneys for Planitiff, 22 William Street, New York





+ Town notes:

THE ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES       Wednesday         March 21, 1894     col 3     by: Ron Hanley
 H. Seymour Cooley has resigned his position as bookkeeper in the store of A. E. Cooley and Co., and will on April 1 remove to Niagara Falls, where he will have a similar position in the store of the Oliver and Burelson Hardware Company. Mr. Cooley's many friends will wish him success in his new position.


Sidney S. BURGHER, whose serious illness was mentioned in a former issue of the TIMES, died on Wednesday of last week, aged 65 years.  Mr. BURGHER was one of the oldest and most respected of the village merchants.

+ Cards of invitation have been issued for the marriage of Fred L. BENHAM and Miss Mary BABCOCK, and Robert F. SHAY and Miss Dora BENHAM, to take place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Le Roy BENHAM, Lower Main street, on Thursday afternoon, March 29. 

+  We learn from a personal letter from Dr. Charles F. BOOTH, who has been spending a month or so in Texas, that he is now on his way back to Canandaigua, making the return trip via New Orleans, Chattanooga, Roanoke and Washington, and that he will probably arrive her about the 1st of April.  Dr. BOOTH has not been an idler by any means during his vacation, but as we learn, has availed himself of the opportunity to take a course of instruction with Drs. WHIPPLE & HUNTER at Houston, who are famous throughout the country for their superior crown and bridge work.  They operate by the system originated by Dr. KNAPP of New Orleans, and having made himself master of their methods.  Dr. BOOTH will doubtless on his return be prepared to take a lead in this department of dental science. 

Mrs. Emma Juel CLARKE, the wife of Mr. John Mason CLARKE, died at Albany, March 15, 1894.  Her sudden death is a great shock to the large circle of friends by whom she was deeply beloved, and to whom she was devoted with all the thoughtful energies of her kindly nature.  She will be tenderly remembered at Canandaigua by many visitors to the Lake Shore, where Mr. CLARKE frequently  brought his family for the summer. 

The funeral was attended by a great throng of friends on Saturday afternoon.  The service was read by Mrs. CLARKE'S former pastor, Rev. Dr. REESE, registrar of the House of Bishops, assisted by the rector of St. Paul's.  

H. Seymour COOLEY has resigned his position as bookkeeper in the store of A. E. Cooley & Co., and will on April 1, remove to Niagara Falls, where he will have a similar position in the store of Oliver & Burelson Hardware Co.  Mr. COOLEY'S many friends will wish him success in his new position. 


Ontario Repository Messenger, Canandaigua, NY  Thursday, March 22, 1894     by: Dianne Thomas


POYNEER - At Geneva, March 19th, William POYNEER, aged 66 years

CLARKE - At Albany, March 15th, Emma Juel, Wife of John M. CLARKE

FLANAGAN - At Stanley, March 11th, Martin FLANAGAN, aged 55 years

MIDDLETON - At Geneva, March 17th, Alice MIDDLETON, aged 46 years

VAN VORHIS - At Fishers, March 11th, Henry VAN VORHIS, aged 89 years

KENNEDY - In Manchester, March 13th, Thomas KENNEDY, aged 76 years

BURGHER - At Canandaigua, March 14th, Sydney S. BURGHER, aged 65 years

MC CARTHY - At East Bloomfield, March 14th, Nora MC CARTHY, aged 74 years

PRATT - At Manchester, March 15th, Sarah, wife of Augustus PRATT, aged 59 years

WETMORE - In Canandaigua, March 19th, Benjamin B. WETMORE, aged 91 years

FIZT MORRIS - At East Bloomfield, March 17th, Mathew FITZMORRIS, aged 32 years

METCALF - At Lockport, March 7th, Wm. C. METCALF, formerly of Gorham, aged 70 years, 10 months

MEAD - At Canandaigua, March 19th, Doris Frances, infant daughter of Lewis MEADE, aged 13 days

SCOTT - At Geneva, March 16th, Gad SCOTT, a well known and esteemed citizen, aged 87 years, 9 months, 16 days

BRADWELL - At St. Louis, MO, March 10th, Mrs. Lena Crandall BRADWELL, daughter of E. J. CRANDALL of Clifton Springs.


John O'BRIEN has moved the remnants of his household goods into his house on Church street. and a gang of workmen are raising the roof and adding a piazza which will improve its comfort and appearance. 

+  Victor, March 20th - Cards are out announcing the marriage of Charles BLAZEY of this place, to Jennie ELLSWORTH of Fairport, Wednesday evening, March 21st. 

Jerome B. GILLIS broke two of his ribs a few days ago, while working in his sugar bush. 

Miss Cora FRENCH spent a few days in New York City last week.

+  The funeral of Henry VAN VORHIS, an old resident of this place, was held Tuesday afternoon.  Rev. COPELAND conducted the services.

+  The funeral of Mrs. Stafford LUSK, who died March 11th, was held Wednesday evening, March 21st.  

+  We are pleased to see Harry PIMM again behind the counter at Simonds'. 

Mrs. FORBES and daughter, Mrs. CHASE, are visiting at Clifton Springs for a few days.

Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY        March 23,  1894      by: Dianne Thomas

+ Clark COCHRAN is moving to the Homer CHASE farm, north of Canandaigua. 

+ William ROGERS, who has been critically ill, is improving.  Dr. HUTCHENS has his case.

+ George RANDALL has sold his farm to MR. MORGAN of Naples, and will move to Canandaigua.

+ Mr. TRUMBULL is moving to New Michigan, and John CASE will occupy the house that he vacates.

+ Mr. and Mrs. C. D. CASTLE are visiting their daughters, Mrs. GRANGER and Mrs. BURLING in New York.

+ Charles SMITH has moved into his own house and Mr. SULLIVAN has moved into the house that he left.

+ Miss Ada GROOM will spend the summer at Rush, and Martha BARNES has accepted a situation in the Deaf Mute Institute at Rochester.  

THE ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES     Wednesday   April 4, 1894     Pg 2, col  6         by:  Ron Hanley
On Wednesday evening last, Miss Lucy Gauss, only daughter of Ashman B. Gauss, was married to Harlow Munson, at the residence of her father in the presence of about thirty immediate relatives.  The bride was attired in white, trimmed with silk, and wore white tea roses. The bridesmaid was Miss Theda M. Munson.

The Portland Observer, Michigan  April  4, 1894 & April 11, 1894   by: Ron Hanley

William D. Disbrow died his home in this village on Sunday morning last of lung trouble, after being confined to the house but a short time... in the 72nd year of his age.
Deceased was a native of Ontario county, New York, and came to Michigan with his parents when 14 years of age, coming first to Ann Arbor. Mr. Disbrow came to Portland about 1848 and had since resided here. During his residence here he was engaged in the mercantile business for some years, and he was also connected with R. B. Smith's flouring mill for some years. At the time of his death he was township treasurer.
Mr. Disbrow leaves a wife but no children. He was an honest, upright man. Mrs. Disbrow being left entirely alone, and in poor health, has the sympathy of a large circle of friends in her bereavement.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY    Saturday   June 16, 1894      by: GSubyak@aol.com

At the court of sessions at Canandaigua yesterday the taking of testimony by the defense in the Newark unlawful assemblage case was closed at noon and the  case given to the jury. The case of the People against Henry E. B. PARDEE,  indicted for forgery, was begun in the  afternoon.  

Canandaigua has had an abundance of runaway accidents this week, the most serious one being last Thursday evening. Burt CAIRE and a young Swede, named Charles LAVERSON, were riding in a two wheeled vehicle, and when turning the corner of Center street, one of the wheels came in contact with the curb stone. The collision broke the wheel, letting the box strike the horse's  hind
feet. The animal gave a sudden lunge and young CAIRE lost his grip upon the reins and was thrown from the cart. The young Swede was also thrown, but in falling his coat became attached to a projection of the vehicle and he was dragged along the ground, head downward, the entire length of Center street. His coat finally became detached and he was picked up and taken to the office of Dr. McCLELLAN. His left hip was seriously injured and he was otherwise painfully injured.    

ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL       Friday     June 29, 1894 Pg 3, col 1                by:  Ron Hanley
LAPHAM - MC KECHNIE - At Canandaigua, June 23, 1894, Henry W. Lapham and Mrs. Mollie Mc Kechnie, both of Canandaigua.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL      Friday       June 29, 1894     Pg 3, col 3 
On Saturday evening last, Henry Wager Lapham and Mrs. Mollie A. Mc Kechnie were united in marriage. The ceremony was performed by Rev. C. J. Clausen, and took place in St. John's Church.  Only immediate relatives were in attendance. After an eastern trip Mr. and Mrs. Lapham will occupy the beautiful Lapham property on the lake shore.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES       Wednesday        June 27, 1894    Pg 3, col 3 
There was quietly solemnized in St. John's Church in this village, on Saturday evening, the marriage of Mr. Henry Wagar Lapham and Mrs. Mollie A. Mc Kechnie. The ceremony was performed by the rector, the Rev. C. J. Clausen. The happy couple have the congratulations and good wishes of the entire community.  The bride is one of the most popular young ladies of our village society, and her cheery and helpful disposition and engaging manners have made her a widely loved friend.  The fortunate groom, Mr. Henry W. Lapham, is a son of the late United States Senator Lapham, and is the owner of a beautiful lake shore residence, where after a brief honeymoon spent in the East, he and his charming bride will make their summer home. 

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES    Wednesday    September 12, 1894    Pg 2, cols 5 & 6        by: Ron Hanley
RECORD - BATCHELOR - In Canandaigua, NY, September 5, 1894, by the Rev. E. C. Long, John A. Record and Miss Lizzie Batchelor, both of Shortsville, NY.
John A. Record and Miss Lizzie Batchelor, were married in Canandaigua, on Wednesday evening last, by Rev. E. C. Long. Both have been residents here for a long time and receive the hearty congratulations of their numerous friends upon their union.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES             October 3, 1894         Pg 2, col 6               by: Ron Hanley
DIED -  OSBORN - In Canandaigua, October 3, 1894, Mrs. Alzina T., wife of John  Osborn, aged 78 years, 4 months, 26 days.

REPOSITORY and MESSENGER       Thursday           October 4, 1894       Pg 8,  col 4

OSBORNE  -  At Canandaigua, October 3rd, Alzina, wife of John Osborne, in her 78th year. Funeral from the residence, Chapin St. at 4 P.M. today.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES          Wed.      October 17, 1894     Pg 2, col 5                   by:  Ron Hanley
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Gourlay moved their household effects to Rochester on Saturday of last week, where they intend to make their future home.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES      Wed.      October 24, 1894 Pg 3, col 2          by: Ron Hanley
A large barn on the farm of George B. VanGelder, three miles and a half northeast of this village, was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon, together with the contents, including 35 tons of hay, 100 bushels of barley, 200 bushels of oats, a quantity of clover seed, and some wheat. The loss is estimated at $1,500. The building was insured for $400, and the contents for $200.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES         Wed.     Nov. 14, 1894     Pg 3, col 4             by: Ron Hanley
On Wednesday evening of last week, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Barnum, in this town, occurred the marriage of their only daughter, Edith May, to William H. Outhouse. About seventy five invited guests were present to witness the ceremony. Mrs. H. M. Freer presided at the organ and played a wedding march as the bridal party took their place beneath an evergreen arch, from which was suspended a beautiful horseshoe. 
Rev. H. C. Townley, pastor of the Baptist church in this village, performed the ceremony in a beautiful and impressive manner.
The bride was prettily attired in blue silk, trimmed with white satin and lace, and carried a bouquet of white flowers. The many beautiful and useful gifts were tokens of the high esteem in which the young couple are held. A bountiful wedding banquet was served, after which amid a shower of rice, Mr. and Mrs. Outhouse started for Canandaigua to take an evening train for a visit to Syracuse, Auburn, Watkins, and other places. They have the best wishes of hosts of friends in this and adjoining towns, where they are well and favorably known.

Ontario County Journal, Canandaigua, NY   Friday, March 15, 1895                          by:  Dianne Thomas   


+ Joseph JONES and family are among the sick.

+ Charles TOWNSEND will move where Ralph HUTCHENS lives.

+ John CASE has moved into the house vacated by Mrs. VANE.

+ Charles OUTHOUSE will move into the house vacated by Mr. CASE.

+ Walter HASKELL closed his term of school Wednesday of this week.

+ Benjamin WHEELER, of Bristol, will move to the George CURTIS farm.

+ Miss VAN WIE closed her term of school this place, Wednesday of last week.

+ Ralph HUTCHENS has accepted a situation with a publishing house in Buffalo.

+ Mrs. Mark BOOTH, Mrs. STETSON, Milo CHAMBERLAIN and Martin TOWNSEND are on the sick list.

+ J. Walter HASKELL and Spencer CORSER attended teacher's examination at East Bloomfield last Friday.

+ K. W. GREEN, of Canandaigua, is very sick at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Salem HASKELL, and can not be moved.

+ Mr. and Mrs. William WALKER of Bristol Springs, visited Mr. WALKER's sister, Mrs. ISHAM, who was sick Saturday and Sunday.

+ Your correspondent was misinformed.  William BRADT has not traded for Jonathan MONKS' place, but will move where George PROUTY lives.

Same paper, Pg. 3

Notice to Creditors - Pursuant to an order of the Surrogate's Court of the County of Ontario, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against Hampton KINGSBURY, late of the town of Canandaigua, Ontario County, State of New York, deceased, to present the same with the vouchers thereof, tot he undersigned, executor of the last will and testament of said decedent, at the law offices of Wynkoop & Rice, in the village of Canandaigua, Ontario County, NY, on or before the 4th day of September 18985


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Dated March 12, 1895




Yesterday morning, March 12, occurred the death of John J. LOONIE, at his residence on Gibson street in this village.  Captain LOONIE had been struggling against ill health for some years and since November last, had been confined at home by serious illness.  His surprising vitality asserted itself, however, and up to the last moment of his life he continued to put forth such energy as seemed marvelous in one so enabled by disease.

Captain LOONIE was born at Dublin, Ireland, May 1, 1834.  He came to America when eight years of age.  His business career was begun in New York city as a worker in marble.  He established there a reputation as an artist that he was employed as one of the sculptors of the fine interior work of the national capitol at Washington.  He also worked at Baltimore, where he was residing at the outbreak of the Civil War.  His patriotism was of a  __pe decidedly too pronounced for that attitude at the time, and for ath reason he removed North, being compelled to sacrifice much of his property by the removal.

Early in the war, Mr. LOONIE enlisted as a private in the 20th NY Cavalry; in which regiment he served until the close of the conflict, ____ing successively commissioned as Second Lieutenant, First Lieutenant and then Captain.  His record as as soldier was an honored one, and was very dear to Captain LOONIE.  It was during his cavalry service that he received in con___ant riding injuries from which he never recovered.

Soon after the close of the war, Captain LOONIE removed to Canandaigua and established the business of marble cutting, which he has carried on here for nearly thirty years.  An idea of his ability as an artist may be obtained from the soldiers' memorial tablet in our Court House, which was designed and executed by him.  Some of the finest monuments in our cemeteries also witness to his artistic skill, and during his residence at Canandaigua, he has also done some of the very finest work for Woodlawn Cemetery in New York City.

Aside from a devoted wife, Captain LOONIE leaves no immediate family   (rest is cut off)

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, NY       Tues   Mar 26, 1895           by: GSubyak@aol.com

The annual prize rhetorical contest by the students of Canandaigua Academy will be held at the Grand Opera house in Canandaigua this evening. The contestants are Morey ASHLEY, Theodore CARSON, E. Raymond CHURCH, Frank CONVERSE, Arthur COOK, Warren HUTCHENS, William LAKE, Martin QUALTER.

The hearing of a motion for a temporary injunction to restrict the building of new water works at Canandaigua, which was to have been heard before Judge RUMSEY at Rochester yesterday, has been postponed until Thursday. Meantime the pipe and hydrants are arriving and being distributed along the village streets. The Italian laborers are swarming in in large numbers, and the attempt to
secure the injunction is evidently not bothering the contractors very much.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monroe Co., NY  Tuesday,  Oct 8, 1895  pg 4   by:   Dianne Thomas

Timothy CULLINANE was sentenced by Judge METCALF in the special court sessions yesterday at Canandaigua to one years imprisonment in the Monroe county penitentiary.  CULLINANE is the young man who stabbed John GALVIN on the night of August 8th inst.  For this offense he was sentenced to await the action of the grand jury, but as he was out on a suspended sentence for assault in the third degree, Judge METCALF had the prisoner brought before him and sentenced him upon that charge.  

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES         Oct. 9, 1895    Pg 3, col 7           by: Ron Hanley


BORN  - HANLEY - At Canandaigua, September 23, 1895, to Mr. and Mrs. William Hanley, 11 and one half pound son.

DIED  -  WARDWELL - At Togus, Me., September 24, William Wardwell II, formerly of Shortsville, aged 77 years.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monroe Co., NY  Thurs,  Oct 24, 1895  pg 4                                 by:   Dianne Thomas

Ontario Repository & Messenger, Canandaigua, NY  Friday,   Dec 6, 1895          by:  Dianne Thomas

+  At the Canandaigua Hotel last Friday morning, Edward CONCANON, aged about 30 years, of Mertensia, made an unsuccessful attempt at suicide by cutting his throat.  The razor severed the exterior jugular vein and a branch of the carotid artery, but he was discovered in time to be saved.  Dr.s BUELL, HALLENBECK and JEWETT attended him. It is understood that a love affair lead him to do the deed.

+  For four weeks past, C. J. BANNISTER, examiner of trust funds, from the state comptroller's office, has been in this village examining the books in the county treasurer's office.  Mr. BANNISTER finished his work last week and before leaving, said that the books of the office under George N. PARMELE, were in perfect condition and that the Ontario county treasurer's office, was one of the best managed in the state. 

+  Wills probated this week: Frederick A. CLEVELAND, no executor names; Allen A. ROYCE, late of Canandaigua, Katherine R. SMITH and William R. ROYCE, executors, estate $950.  Letters of administration granted : To Wilbur F. CLEMENT and Viola G. BANE, on $1,000 estate of Thomas CLEMENT, late of Canandaigua; to Morgan L. FRONE, on $250 estate of Carrie C. FRONE, late of Canandaigua; to John ADAMS on $1,000 estate of Harrison ADAMS, late of Manchester.

+  About 1 o'clock last Saturday morning, Mrs. Anna M. COWAN, widow of the late James COWAN, aged about 65 years, jumped from a second story window at her home on Gorham street, and sustained a serious spinal injury.  Mrs. COWAN lay where she fell until about 6:30 o'clock, when her son, James, discovered her numb and almost frozen body in a heap beneath the window.  It is a miracle that she was not killed.  Mrs. COWAN has been slightly demented for some time.  She said that she did not intend to commit suicide, but that she was seized with a desire to jump from the window, and she could not restrain herself. 

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES            Wed.     Dec. 11, 1895       Pg 2, col 6            by: Ron Hanley
Married -   COX - PARKHURST - At Canandaigua, December 4, 1895, by Rev. Mr. Knight, of Clifton Springs, Fred S. Cox and Josephine Parkhurst, both of Canandaigua.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monroe Co., NY  Monday,  Dec 23, 1895  pg  4                           by:   Dianne Thomas

REPOSITORY and MESSENGER   January  1896     Front Page, col  6            by: Ron Hanley           
MEATH -  ROACH - At Canandaigua, January 15th by Fr. English, Bernard J. Meath and Julia E. Roach.
                      ALSO SAME PAPER    Pg 3, col  3
The marriage of Bernard Meath and Miss Julia Roach, noted elsewhere, unites two of the most popular young people in St. Mary's Parish.

ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE         February 13, 1896    by: Ron Hanley          
Mrs. E. C. Clark, of Naples, has received notice of the death of her uncle, Henry Channing Beals, at San Francisco, where he had resided
since 1850.  He was the oldest son of Thomas Beals, a distinguished resident of Canandaigua, and was cousin to Rev. Henry M. and and the late Cyrus W. Field, of New York. He was born in 1816 and was for fourteen years a merchant in New York.
At San Francisco he immediately became identified with its commercial and moral growth, and was one of its best known and valued citizens. For many years he was editor of the Commercial Herald and Market Review.
Three weeks before his death occurred the death of an older sister, Mrs. Anna Beals Field, at the age of 90. The deceased leaves six adult
children, all residents of San Francisco.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES    Wednesday     February 19, 1896      Page 3, col 2        by: Ron Hanley     
  Death of Thomas P. Coyle
At 4 o'clock this morning occurred the death of Thomas P. Coyle, of the well known wholesale liquor and tobacco firm of Coyle Brothers, after an illness of about two weeks, which started with Quinsy, and afterward developed into pneumonia and heart trouble. 
Mr. Coyle was born in Canandaigua 47 years ago next April, and in 1871 began business with his brother, Charles, in a frame building owned by Levi Tillotson, about two doors below their present place of business.  When the Tillotson block was built they took to the store they now occupy in the new block. Tommy Coyle, as he was familiarly known, was a straight forward business man who held the highest esteem of his numerous friends and acquaintances. He was a consistent Christian of the Catholic faith, a devoted father, and a loving husband. 
He leaves a wife and five children, three girls and two boys, also a brother and two sisters, Charles and Miss Julia of this village, and Mrs. Thomas O'Brien, of Washington, DC.  He was insured for $7,000, of which $2,000 was held in the ancient order of united workmen. The funeral will be held on Friday morning with solemn Mass at St. Mary's Church.

Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY     Friday       March 6, 1896                 by:  Dianne Thomas

It was with great sadness that the people of Reed's Corners learned of the death of Mrs. Michael (Bridget) MC NAMARA, which occurred on Wednesday morning, Feb. 26, at her home in this place.  She was the daughter of Thomas CAVANAUGH, deceased, an old citizen of this place.  Some 25 years ago she was untied in marriage to Michael MC NAMARA.  She leaves a husband, nine children, a mother, four brothers and four sisters to mourn her loss.  Mrs. MC NAMARA was a devoted wife and mother, always striving to make her home pleasant.  The funeral was held in the Catholic church at Canandaigua on Saturday.  the afflicted family have the sympathy of the entire community, who can not understand why a person who was so much needed by her family, should be called, yet she bowed uncomplainingly to Him who doeth all things will.  The family's loss is her eternal gain.  

DEATH CAME SUDDENLY - Augustus T. METCALF of Canandaigua Expired in a Cafe                by: GSubyak@aol.com
Suffering from nervousness and a general breaking down of the entire system, Augustus T. METCALF, a prominent and respected resident of Canandaigua,  died suddenly and before medical assistance could be obtained at Callahan's cafe  on North Water street at 9 o'clock last night. The deceased, who had but a few  hours previous left the City Hospital, where he had been received medical care and rest for a few days, entered Calahan's place and seating himself at a table  in one of the small eating rooms down stairs, ordered a supper consisting of a  steak and some other dishes.
The waiter attended to his wants, and while doing  so saw Mr. METCALF cutting the meat, apparently as though he was not suffering  from any
indisposition, and after leaving to obtain another dish was startled  upon his return to find the man in a collapsed position on the seat, his face  distorted and black. Mr. CALLAHAN, who was but a few feet distance, and had not heard a sound, was quickly, and an effort was made to raise resuscitate the man,  but finding this impossible a physician was sent for, and upon the arrival of  Dr. William D. WOLFF it was discovered that he was already beyond help.
After briefly examining him Dr. WOLFF stated that  his death was undoubtedly caused by heart disease, and word was sent to Coroner  KLEINDIENST, who ordered the body taken to the morgue, where an autopsy will be  held to-day.
In the pockets of his coat were found several  letters directed to A. T. METCALF. One of these was mailed at Smithfield, Pa.,  and directed to him at Canandaigua, while the other was from Canandaigua and directed to the City Hospital in this city. The latter expressed the hope that  Mr. METCALF would soon be well, and also stated that the writer had learned from  Dr. MULLIGAN that there were hopes for his quick recovery.
Inquiry at the City Hospital elicited the  information that Mr. METCALF had arrived there on Sunday last, and was under the care of Dr. William V.
He occupied a private room at the hospital, and was apparently possessed of some means. From Dr. EWER it was learned that the  deceased was the superintendent of the water works department in Canandaigua, and had entered the hospital suffering from extreme nervousness and general debility. He was a man 32 years of age and has a sister, Elizabeth METCALF,  living in Canandaigua.

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