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Canandaigua News

1900 

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Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser, Rochester, NY     Thurs    March 8, 1900                              by:  Jim Claffee

Death of Mrs. Thomas COST
CANANDAIGUA  -    March 8th - The death of Mrs. Thomas Cost, residing north of this place occurred Tuesday night. Her death resulted from an attack of paralysis.

Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser   Rochester, NY    Wed    February 28, 1900     Pg. 11    by:  Dianne Thomas

Family of Porter Smith Buried at Farmington.

Only the Body of the Mother Viewed by Friends The Rest Too Badly Disfigured.

CANANDAIGUA, Feb. 28.  Contrary to general expectation, the funeral of the family of Porter D. SMITH, who were killed so suddenly last Sunday morning at the Lehigh railroad crossing, was held yesterday forenoon.  The services were held in the Mason House in Farmington, which house was at one time the home of Mrs. Smith.  There was a large number of friends and relatives present despite the fact that the funeral was supposed to be private.  The five caskets were placed side by side, and were nearly covered with the beautiful flowers presented by friends and relatives.  The only body permitted to be seen was that of the mother, whose face was not mutilated like those of the others.  Rev. J.C. GLOVER of Shortsville, a relative of Mrs. SMITH, offered prayer and delivered the address.  There was singing by a quartette and afterwards the prayer and benediction at the cemetery.  The five bodies were taken to the South Quaker Meeting House cemetery in three hearses and an ambulance, provided by Undertaker O. N. CRANE.  This is one of the saddest events ever occurring in Ontario county.

FEBRUARY 29, 1900       PAGE 2 

Carriage Struck by a fast Train - Bodies mangled and Distributed Along the tracks.

CANANDAIGUA, Feb. 26. -- The deathly grade crossing has again claimed its victims in this county.  Yesterday morning at an early hour, on the grade crossing of the Lehigh Valley railroad, at the Farmington station, about seven miles from here, five persons were instantly killed by being struck while driving across the tracks by a locomotive on train No. 8 from Buffalo, eastbound, and which it is alleged was going at an abnormal rate of speed.  the survivors assert that no warnings were given of the train's approach.

At about 11:30 Saturday night Porter D. SMITH and family started in their covered carriage for their home some two miles distant, they having been making a social call at the home of John W. Tuttle This was about one-eighth of a mile from the Lehigh station.  A train was due there at 12:14, and so Mr. SMITH and his son Gardner, who were on the front seat of the carriage, facing the tracks and able to look both east and west, took proper precaution by stopping and looking both ways and listening.  They neither saw nor heard anything to indicate that the train was near and started to cross the tracks.  When the carriage was partly across Mr. SMITH was horrified at the sight of a locomotive headlight in his face, and then the crash came.

SMITH and his son Gardner are the only ones alive to tell the story. The others were killed instantly, the mother and one daughter being carried some distance on the engine pilot.  The bodies of the others were scattered, some of them horribly mutilated, along the tracks some distance away from the station.  The son Gardner soon recovered consciousness and called out.  Only the father answered, and he said he thought his back was broken.  With the aid of his son and some of the trainmen he, however, managed to get to the station, where soon the bodies of his dead were deposited.  He suffered severely from the shock, and when Dr. O.J. Hallenback, the coroner, who was summoned at once from here, arrived he considered Smith's condition so precarious that he took his deposition, thinking it might be an ante-mortem statement.  The statement was substantially as above given, and both he and his surviving son, Gardner, are positive in their assertions that no warning of the train's approach reached their ears.  There being a heavy west wind prevailing they must have heard such a warning if there was one.

The killed are:

Mrs. Amy Mason Smith, aged 48 years.

Miss Miranda Smith, aged 25 years.

Miss Glee Smith, aged 14 years.

Miss Catharine Smith, aged 7 years.

S. Albert Smith, aged 22 years.

The injured are:

Porter D. Smith, spine injured, suffering from shock and concussion.

Gardner Smith, suffering from physical..... (article cut off)

Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser, Rochester, Monroe Co, NY,  Feb. 28, 1900   pg 11              by: Sylvia Olson

Family of Porter Smith Buried at Farmington.
Only the Body of the Mother Viewed by Friends The Rest Too Badly Disfigured.


CANADAIGUA  -   Feb. 28. Contrary to general expectation, the funeral of the family of Porter D. SMITH, who were killed so suddenly last Sunday morning at the Lehigh railroad crossing, was held yesterday forenoon. The services were held in the Mason House in Farmington, which house was at one time the home of Mrs. Smith. There was a large number of friends and relatives present despite the fact that the funeral was supposed to be private. The five caskets were placed side by side, and were nearly covered with the beautiful flowers presented by friends and relatives. The only body permitted to be seen was that of the mother, whose face was not mutilated like those of the others. Rev. J.C. GLOVER of Shortsville, a relative of Mrs. SMITH, offered prayer and delivered the address. There was singing by a quartette and afterwards the prayer and benediction at the cemetery. The five bodies were taken to the South Quaker Meeting House cemetery in three hearses and an ambulance, provided by Undertaker O.N. CRANE. This is one of the saddest events ever occurring in Ontario county.

ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL                 March 2, 1900      Pg 3, col 5 & 6         by:    Ron Hanley
 
DIED  CASE  - At Canandaigua, February 24, 1900, Mrs. Nancy N. Case, widow of Billings H. Case, aged 65 years. Interment at Bristol.
 
Obituary -  Case  - The death of Mrs. Nancy N. Case occurred on Friday morning at her home on Prospect Street. 
Mrs. Case was the wife of the late Billings H. Case, of Bristol. At the time of his death, which took place February 20, 1894, she came with her daughter to this village, and had since resided here.  She was born in Bristol 65 years ago. For 30 years she had been a member of the Congregational church of Bristol Center. Two years ago, she suffered a paralytic stroke, and had partially lost the use of the left side of her body. During these months she has been cared for by her daughter, Miss Effie Case, who with another daughter, Mrs. William Allen, of Bristol, survive her. 
Five brothers and two sisters also survive, Mrs. Lucy Gregg and Mrs. C. J. Canfield, of this village, Jonathan Case, of Armada, Michigan, A. A. Case, of Chetopa, Kansas, Isaiah Case and W. W. Case, of this village.  Short services were held from her home on Monday morning at 10 o'clock, and were conducted by Rev. Aurelian Post, the pastor of the Congregational church at Bristol Center. The remains were taken to Bristol Center, and at one o'clock services were held in the church. Interment was made at Bristol.(cemetery)

ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL          Friday   March 9, 1900            Pg 3, col 2        by:    Ron Hanley
 
Obituary - MEATH   -    Miss Katherine Meath died at the home of her father, Patrick Meath, on Bristol Street, in this village, at 11 30 o'clock Wednesday night, from consumption.  Deceased was 23 years of age and her early demise is a sad blow to her family and to a large circle of young friends, among whom she was a favorite. 
Besides her father, Patrick Meath, three sisters, Mrs. John Dugan, Mrs. John Martin, Miss Mary Meath, and two brothers, James and Bernard Meath survive. The funeral services will be held at St. Mary's church at 9 30 o'clock tomorrow morning.

Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser,  Rochester, Monroe Co, NY     March  27, 1900             by: Sylvia Olson

CAPTAIN JOHN STEVENSON
Something About the Man Just Buried At Canandaigua.
CANANDAIGUA  -   March 27, One of Canandaigua's best known citizens and public men was Capt. John Stevenson, who has just been buried at this place. Capt. Stevenson died at Syracuse, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lyman. He had resided at intervals in this place since 1877 and was prominent in Republican politics here and in the local Grand Army post.

The funeral was held from the home of his son-in-law, Postmaster John Raines, Jr. About twenty-three years ago Capt. Stevenson moved here from Seneca Falls and for some time was engaged as traveling salesman; later he was appointed to government service at Washington, and more recently to a position in the state offices at Albany. Failing health compelled him to relinquish these duties and he has since resided with his daughter at Syracuse. Surviving relatives are a widow, and three daughters, Mrs. Lyman of Syracuse and Mrs. J. Raines, Jr. of this place and Miss Harriet Stevenson.

Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser,  Rochester, Monroe Co, NY     March  28, 1900             by: Sylvia Olson

OFFICIAL INQUIRY.
Death of A. N. DUNHAM at Canandaigua Under Consideration.

CANANDAIGUA  -  March 28. - This evening at the trustees' rooms at townhouse will be held an inquiry into the death of A. N. Dunham, who fell from a car on the Northern Central railroad in this place on Monday night and instantly killed, his head being cut from his body. Dunham was an Elmira man and his remains were taken to that place yesterday forenoon. He has a wife living. He was aged about 38. Dunham was thrown from a car onto the track in the same yards some time ago, but was not seriously injured at that time.

Yesterday at this place occurred the death of H. H. MURRAY, father of the Murray Bros., well-known merchants of this place. Deceased was aged about 70 years and is survived by a widow, and several children.

posted on March 29, 1900   Same Paper  

At the inquest held yesterday afternoon by Coroner O.J. Hallenbeck the coroner found a verdict in accordance with the facts in the case, that the deceased, Asa N. DUNHAM, had met his death from accident, and that no one was to blame for the occurrence.

Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser,  Rochester, Monroe Co, NY     March  28, 1900             by: Sylvia Olson

March 29, 1900      pg 2
ALLEGED INFANTICIDE.    Body of an Infant Said to Have Been Found in Canandaigua.

CANANDAIGUA  -   March 29. - There was a report circulated about town yesterday that a case of infanticide had been unearthed, under circumstances that were peculiar to say the least. Attempts at corroboration met with but little success, although it is stated that the facts are true, nevertheless. It is asserted that a man who makes a business of picking up old rags; bottles, rubbers, etc., while sorting over some of his stock that he had picked up on Monday came across the body of a prematurely born child; the remains were in bad condition and so badly decomposed that it was impossible to tell much about the age, but it was thought to be a six or seven months' child. It is asserted that the matter has been suppressed by authorities who are trying to work up a case.

ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE    Friday     March 30, 1900       by:    Ron Hanley
 
ONTARIO  -  Yesterday afternoon at Canandaigua occurred the death of William Burke, son of Peter E. Burke. Deceased was aged about 15 years, and had been ill about a month with grip, inflammatory rheumatism and heart complications.
Surviving relatives are the father, two sister, Mrs. Edwin Perego, Miss Elizabeth Burke, and Charles, Frank, Gilbert, Albert and Peter Burke, Jr.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle   Friday    pg 4              May 11, 1900        contributed by:  Dianne Thomas

ADJOURNMENT TODAY TILL BENHAM TRIAL - Closing Up Business in Supreme Court at Canandaigua - INDICTMENTS OPEN

Cases of John COOK and Thomas KINGSTON to be Tried at Next Term of County Court - Other Actions- Ontario County

 

Yesterday at supreme court at Canandaigua, the indictment against John C. COOK and Thomas P. KINGSTON, of the town of Canandaigua, for burglary, third degree, larceny, and receiving stolen property, was opened and the defendants were arraigned in court.  They both pleaded not guilty and were admitted to bail, in the sum of $250 each.  

Bail had also been received in the case of the People vs. Alonzo CUMMINGS, indicted for selling chattel mortgage property in the town of Naples.  On motion of District Attorney, Robert F. THOMPSON, Judge LYON ordered the indictments to be tried at the next term of county court. 

The jury in the case of Ruth A. BLAKESLEE vs. the city of Geneva, to recover for injuries, awarded the plaintiff the sum of $1,000 damages.  A stay was granted pending the preparation of an appeal.  

In the case of Sarah KANE vs. Robert W. HENSON, substitute for G. A. PEEL, as sheriff, the court ordered a non-suit. 

In the case of George L. MOORE vs. Louis G. RATHBURN, an action to recover on a check given by defendant and repudiated by the bank, the court ordered judgment for the plaintiff in the sum of $3,420.90.  A motion for a stay was denied.  

In an action entitled Cyrus H. WILBER vs. George A. VAN WIE, to recover for indebtedness, judgment was ordered in the sum of $436.87.

The case of Carrie BLODGETT vs. Henry M. SMITH, an action to recover for alleged slander, is still on at court.  Prior to the adjournment last evening, a motion for a non-suit, on the grounds of insufficient evidence to show damages, was made by Senator HICKS, the defendant's attorney, but was denied by the court.  

Today will conclude this session of the court, owing to the fact that Judge LYON can not return here next week, and the adjournment will be to the 28th, when the BENHAM trial will be commenced. 

 

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Yesterday at the Beahan Hospital at Canandaigua, an operation was performed upon the left ankle of Marion P. WORTHY, for the removal of a portion of diseased bone.  The operation by Drs. A. L. BEHAN and James F. HAWLEY, was a success and Mr. WORTHY is doing as well as can be expected, although he is quite weak.  

 

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Harry WESTON, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. James WESTON, of Oaks Corners, died last evening of typhoid pneumonia, aged 19 years.  There are two other sons, Franklin, of Hamilton College and James, of Oaks Corners, also three daughters, Evangeline of Allington, NJ, Nellie and Lillian, living in Oaks Corners.

 

A quiet wedding occurred in Victor, Wednesday evening, it being the marriage of Mrs. Anna McCANN, a well known caterer of that village, to Frederick R. HIGINBOTHAM, a prominent produce dealer of East Bloomfield.  The ceremony took place at St. Patricks' Church parsonage and was performed by the pastor of that church, Rev. John J. DONNELLY, in the presence of a few intimate friends. Mr. and Mrs. HIGINBOTHEM will make their future home in East Bloomfield.  

Ontario Co. Journal (?),Canandaigua, NY            May 30, 1900                             by:  Dianne Thomas  

H. B. FERGUSON has bought the Dr. MURRAY place on Howell street. 

Mrs. C. B. STARKE has returned from a winter's stay at Atlanta, Ga.  

Miss Helen HUNTER of Albany is visiting her parents in this village. 

Rev. S. E. EASTMAN of Elmira was in town for several days last week. 

Will CARPENTER Jr. of Auburn spent Sunday with his parents in town. 

Mr. and Mrs. Archie MC CLURE of Middlesex, visited friends here over Sunday. 

F. L. CLARK of Naples is a candidate for nomination for Sheriff.

Miss Fay DARROW of New London, Conn., is visiting Mrs. J. C. NORRIS on Dungan street.

Mark S. SALISBURY of Kansas City is visiting his aunt, Mrs. John CALLISTER in this village.

Miss Bessie STEVENS of Saginaw, Mich., is the guest of Mrs. N. J. COYE, Paddock, on Gibson street.

John J. TUOHEY has disposed of his grocery business in Rome and has returned to Canandaigua. 

S. D. TILLOTSON will start on Friday for a visit with his daughter, Mrs. Addison KINGSBURY, in Jersey City. 

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. REED expect to start tomorrow for their usual summer's stay at the 1000 Islands.

Mr. and Mrs. John C. DOYLE entertained friends Tuesday evening in celebration of Mr. DOYLE'S birthday.  

John C. O'NEIL returned from Macon, Ga., last Wednesday.  He will leave for Boston, Mass., next week.

Miss Maud ANDRUSS leaves today for Syracuse, there to attend the graduating exercises of Syracuse University. 

Miss Josephine GRISWOLD is entertaining the Methodist church choir today at Ash Grove cottage on the lake.

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney MALLORY of Geneva, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Job. WOLVERTON, on Howell street.

+  The pupils of George RANKINE gave a delightful piano recital at Mr. RANKINE'S home on Upper Main street, last evening. 

+  Messrs. Bruce HOPPER and Charles FRISBEE, of Rochester, and James BAILEY of Dansville, spent Sunday with friends in town.

Mrs. John H. JOHNSON of Penn Yan is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. T. PARMELE on Howell street, in this village.

Mrs. Neil B. FIELD of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is spending a few days in the town as the guest of Mrs. George N. WILLIAMS, on Howell street.

Mr. and Mrs. M. Clark WILLIAMS, of New York city, are visiting the formers parents Mr. and Mrs. George N. WILLIAMS in this village. 

Rev. L. Mason CLARKE and family, of Brooklyn, will occupy the Henry W. LAPHAM house on upper Main street in this village, for the summer. 

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, NY     Wed   June 27, 1900         by: GSubyak@aol.com

Last evening at St. Mary's Church, Canandaigua, George F. MEEK, of Rochester, and Miss Helen G. SMITH, of Canandaigua, were united in matrimony by Father Dennis ENGLISH. The groom was attended by Charles H. HAYES, of Canandaigua, and the bride by her sister, Miss Loretta Gertrude SMITH. After a reception at the home of the bride's relatives, Mr. and Mrs. MEEKS departed on an evening train for a short wedding trip. They will reside in Rochester.

 

Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe County, NY    JUNE 28, 1900   pg 7   by: Sylvia Olson

SMITH - MEEK
The marriage of Miss Nellie SMITH of Canandaigua to Mr. George MEEK of this city took place at St. Mary's Church in Canandaigua Tuesday morning. The ceremony was performed by Rev. D. ENGLISH. Miss Loretta SMITH was bridesmaid and Mr. Charles HAYES best man.

Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser, Rochester, Monroe Co., New York     June 29, 1900   by: Sylvia Olson

SMITH - MEEK
The marriage of Miss Nellie SMITH of Canandaigua to Mr. George MEEK of this city took place at St. Mary's Church of Canandaigua Tuesday morning. The ceremony was performed by Rev. D. ENGLISH,  Miss Loretta SMITH was bridesmaid and Mr. Charles HAYES best man.

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, NY     Sat    Nov 24, 1900         by: GSubyak@aol.com

+  A Prohibition meeting has been announced to take place at Canandaigua town hall November 28th.
+  Canandaigua lake grapes are yet going to market, about thirty-five tons a day on the average being shipped on the steamer Ori__a.
+  Yesterday afternoon occurred the death of John HANLON at his residence, two miles west of Geneva. He was about 70 years of age.
+  An average of about fourteen carloads daily of cabbage has been shipped from Canandaigua recently. The acreage is large thereabouts. The prices are about $8 a ton. Many farmers are holding their crop for larger prices.
+  The Powhatan Club, of Canandaigua, has elected the following officers for the coming year: President, Mrs. John KINDE; vice-president, Miss Gertrude DURAND; secretary, Miss Mabel BLANCHARD; treasurer, Frank J. SLEGHT. A Thanksgiving
dinner is being arranged by the club, to be held at the home of Mrs. John KINDE.

ONTARIO  COUNTY  JOURNAL   November 30, 1900   Pg 3, col  6                      by:    Ron Hanley
DIED -  SPANGLE -    At Canandaigua, November 27, 1900, Zachariah Spangle, aged 79 years, 11 months.
SPANGLE  -  At his home on Clark Street on Tuesday evening occurred the death of Zachariah Spangle.  Death was due to fatty degeneration of the heart, and was very sudden.  Mr. Spangle had arisen from the supper table and had seated himself in an easy chair nearby, when he gasped and lapsed into unconsciousness.  Dr. James A. Hawley was hastily summoned and found only faint movement of the heart, which soon ceased.
Deceased was born in Hopewell 80 years ago next month, December 1820.  His life had been an active one. He conducted a hotel in Seneca Castle for about ten years. He later moved to Clifton Springs, and then to this village.
The great part of his active life was spent as a commercial traveler, having been on the road for some 32 years. During the past 15 years he had been engaged in the jewelry business with his son, Edward D. Spangle, of this village.
Mr. Spangle was married three times, to Livina Hypolite, Amanda Dougan, and Myra Dibble respectively. Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Daniel I. Boswell, and Mrs. S. C. North, of this village, and three sons, Wilson J. Spangle, of Hopewell, and Edward D and  W. M. Spangle, of this village.
The deceased had been actively engaged in business up to the time of his death, and his affable and kindly disposition surrounded him through his whole life with many congenial friends.

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