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Union & Advertiser,  Rochester, Monroe Co., NY    Sat     Jan 2, 1904               by: GSubyak@aol.com

Two Residents of Ontario County in Serious Trouble
Canandaigua, N. Y., Jan. 2 - "Billy" GANZ, for some time past employed at the FLETCHER livery stable on Ontario street, is charged with the larceny of $164, which one of his fellow employees alleges "Billy" removed from a satchel.

Another new boarder at the jail is James REAMS of Gorham, aged about 35 years and unmarried, who was arrested after a long chase, in that town, on Wednesday, for the alleged crime of burglary third degree, and petit larceny.

It is reported that on New Year's eve at Vine Valley occurred a fine that wiped out two of the business establishments, the John SWAN store in the Hawley block and the Hawley pool rooms adjacent.

Next Wednesday and Thursday at the supervisors rooms in the Court House will take place the annual meeting of the Ontario Beekeepers' Society.

Recent marriages in which Canandaiguans were participants are as follows:
Seth H. BEEMAN of this place and Grace HAWLEY, at Elizabeth, N. J. They will reside here.
Scott L. RADLEY and Belle A. ALLEN, both of this place, were married Wednesday.
Peter W. FALLON and Katharine A. HUGHES were married at St. Mary's Wednesday.

  ONTARIO REPOSITORY and MESSENGER  Tuesday  January 19, 1904       by: Ron Hanley
  ECKLER  -    At Howard City, Mich., January 11th, 1904, Amanda, widow of  Benjamin Eckler, 80 years.  Burial in Canandaigua.
ONTARIO REPOSITORY and MESSENGER  Tuesday January 19, 1904  PAGE  8
  IONIA  - The remains of Mrs. Benjamin Eckler were brought from Michigan to  Canandaigua for burial Saturday. Mrs. Eckler was for many years a prominent member of this community.

ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE  Wednesday  March 30, 1904     by: Ron Hanley
DIED IN LONDON -  Thomas S. Beals, A Former Resident of Canandaigua    Naples March 20---
In London, England, March 18th, occurred the death at the age of 82, of Thomas S. Beals, a man prominent in the affairs of Ontario County for thirty years.
He was the son of the late Thomas Beals, who settled in Canandaigua in 1800 and for many years was the leading banker there, accumulating a
large fortune. The son was associated with him for several years precious to his death in 1864, and for twenty years thereafter carried on the business and settled his father's large estate.
He then went to London and became associated with his nephew, John Morgan Richards, the great American chemist in that city, father of Mrs. Pearl Craigie, John Oliver Hobbes.
He leaves his wife, two sons, Gorham Beals, of Hall, England, Thomas, of California, Mrs. Abbie Wright, of Michigan, and Mrs. Lizzie
Curtis, of London. He was uncle to Mrs. E. C. Clark, of Naples.

ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL   April 1904    by: Ron Hanley
MARRIED -  LONG  BARRY  -    At Canandaigua, April 6, 1904, John T. Long, of Littleville, and Miss Jessie Barry, of Canandaigua.
 Long - Barry  -   The marriage of John J. Long, of Littleville, and Miss Jessie F. Barry, of Canandaigua, was solemnized in St. Mary's church on Wednesday morning, Rev. J. T. Dougherty officiating.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES     Wednesday     April 27, 1904      Pg 5, col 4           by: Ron Hanley
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Church, Gibson Street, left on Friday for New Albany, Va., where they will visit their daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Lucius Wilcox. Mr. Church will be absent from Canandaigua for about 10 days and Mrs. Church for a longer time.
Austin O'Reilly was united in marriage to Miss Catherine Qualters, of this village, at 8 o'clock Monday morning, at St. Mary's church.  Charles O'Reilly, brother of the groom, acted as groomsman, and Miss Elizabeth Barry as bridesmaid.

 ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL    Friday    April 29, 1904   Pg 3, col 5         by: Ron Hanley
Austin O'Reilly and Miss Catherine Qualters both of this village, were united in marriage at St. Mary's church on Monday morning at 8 o'clock, Rev. James T. Dougherty officiating.
 The bride and groom were attended by Charles O'Reilly and Miss Elizabeth Barry. At the conclusion of the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lucas Smith, Chapin Street, where the bride has been employed for a number of years.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES     Wednesday    May 4, 1904     Pg 7, col  3         by: Ron Hanley
Murray Caldwell, who at one time away in the past was a resident and Hotel Keeper here, died in Ithaca on Wednesday last (27th). The burial was on Thursday in the Gypsum Cemetery.  J. M. Burgdorf was the undertaker in charge.

Democrat & Chronicle.    Rochester, NY     May 6, 1904    Pg 8         by: Pat Mims

Birthday of Senator Raines
Canandaigua, May 5, --May 6th is Senator John RAINES's birthday and on such occasions he holds a family reunion at which all his children and children's children assemble at the homestead.  To-morrow will be no exception to the rule and there will be a festive time at the Senator's home on Gorham street.  He will be 64 years old.

Surrogate's Court
Canandaigua, May 5--Surrogate DITMARS has admitted to probate the will of Anthony SWARTHOUT, late of Geneva, estate valued at $17,000; H. D. and M. B. SWARTHOUT executors.  Also that of Henry KING, late of the town of Geneva, estate not named, Charles N. HEMIUP executor.

Democrat & Chronicle  Rochester, Monroe, NY   Sat     May 21, 1904              by: GSubyak@aol.com


BAKER - PAKE - April 20, 1904, at Canandaigua, by Rev. Mr. WEBB, Burton C. BAKER, of West Webster, N. Y., and Anna L. PAKE, of Picton, Canada

Democrat & Chronicle  Rochester, Monroe, NY   Sun     May 22, 1904              by: GSubyak@aol.com


The past week has been one of the best the Children's Gardening Club has had, though it is a little late in the season. The fact that the season has been so backward this spring has been in our favor, as it will take hot dry weather now to bring on the seeds rapidly, and those who planted late will not be so far behind the earlier members after all. There is still time for any who have not joined but who would like to do so, for seeds planted will have time to bring forth an abundance of blossoms during the summer. 
Boys and girls who desire to become members are requested to send in their names by mail instead of calling personally at the Democrat and Chronicle office. Names two varieties' of seeds you would like to have, making your selection from the following list: Aster, bachelor's button, calliopsis, candytuft, dianthus, marigold, mignonette, nasturtium -- tall and dwarf -- petunia, phlox, sweet peas, double zinnia. Do not ask for flowers not on this list, as we do not have them. Be careful also to write your name and address very plainly.
On receipt of your application we will send you two packages of seeds, a membership badge, a package of cards to use when you take flowers to the hospitals, and instructions for planting the seeds and cultivating the plants. So much has been said in these columns about the club that it seems hardly necessary to add that its object is to furnish flowers during the summer to patients in the hospitals, who are necessarily deprived of them otherwise. The experience of the club in the past has shown that this work was thoroughly appreciated and has been a wonderful help in cheering and encouraging this afflicted class.
The gain in membership during the past week has been a veritable surprise to everybody connected with the club, and it is doubtless too much to expect that there will be as many new names to print next Sunday. No applicants will be turned away, however, and any boys and girls who send in their names this week will receive just as warm a welcome as their fellow members. There is room for all and work for all.  More children from the surrounding towns and villages have joined the club this year than ever before. It has been a real pleasure to read their letters and to note the interest they have displayed in the plans of the club. A few extracts from the mail received during the week are published to-day, though
it is impossible to devote very much space to them.     A list of the names received last week up to Friday, is published below:

George D. ANSLEY, Canandaigua

Charles WERNER, Manchester

Harriet KING, Manchester

Marion KING, Manchester
Marie LENIHAN, Canandaigua
Edith G. FOSTER, Canandaigua

ONTARIO REPOSITORY and MESSENGER    Thursday    May 26, 1904    Pg 8, col 4      by: Ron Hanley
E. C. Church has bought an equal interest in the Rush Acetylene Generator Co. with J. K. Rush, and will hereafter take an active part in the business. His son, Raymond, will to a large extent represent him in the insurance business.

Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY    Friday     July 8, 1904              by:   Dianne Thomas

+ Poor Health Led to Suicide  -  Charles HENDERSON Took Paris Green, Then Told His Wife

Charles C. HENDERSON, aged 32 years, died at his home on Chapel street about midnight on Wednesday, from the effects of an immense dose of Paris green.  HENDERSON emptied a package containing almost a quarter of a pound of the poison, and when his condition became noticeable, he told his wife what he had done.  Several physicians were called but before one arrived, HENDERSON was too far gone to be saved.  The young man was subject to despair, and since subject to a fall from a car, suffered two weeks ago, they had affected him more frequently than before.  On Wednesday afternoon, he was using Paris green on potatoes, and it was then that the idea of ending his life with the poison seemed to seize him.  Whether he took the dose all at once or in small quantities is unknown.  Coroner WARNER found that death was due to poison.  He had lately been employed at the brick works, but had no regular occupation.  Aherns & Sleght, undertakers, were notified of the death and took the body.  HENDERSON leaves, besides his wife, six children, the oldest of which is 13 years of age.  The deceased was insured for $2,000 in the A.O.U.W.  

+ The regular monthly jurorless county court term was convened by Judge KNAPP on Tuesday.  Clarence V. R. CUMMING, of Hopewell, a native of Canada, was granted papers of citizenship; Judge KNAPP will hold naturalization court at Geneva on July 30.


+ A judgment of foreclosure was granted the plaintiff for $533, 14, in the case of Mary A. CURTIS vs. W. W. BILLINGS, of Naples.  In the appeal case of ALLEN v.s HUSBANDS, the judgment was reversed and a new trial granted.  Judgment of foreclosure was granted in the case of Mary H. WORTHINGTON vs. Julia GALON


+ Three Wills have been admitted to probate: George C. MC MASTER, late of Geneva, Catherine MC MASTER, executor of the $1600 estate; Mae MILLER, late of Clifton Springs, Mina GREGG, executor of the $600 estate; Lucas SMITH, late of Canandaigua, Llewellyn B. SMITH & Charles CARLE, executors of the estate, amount of which, is not recorded. 


+ This week, G. G. LEISER received news of the death at Posen, Germany, of his mother, Mrs. Jeanette LEISER, who had reached the ripe aged of 93 years.  Her death occurred on June 18.  She is survived by her husband, who has passed his 91st year, and by one son and daughter, both residents of Germany, in addition to G. G. LEISER, of this village.

+ Fred MACK, employed by Lowell Baldwin, west of the village, while attempting to shoot sparrows with a revolver, on Wednesday, shot himself in the palm of the left hand.  Dr. F. P. WARNER located the bullet with an x-ray and it was removed by Dr. A. L. BEAHAN.

+ The 7 year old son of J. W. ESTES, West avenue, while manipulating a toy pistol, fired the wadding into his hand.  Dr. H. C. BUELL has not yet been able to remove it.

+ A young son of Frank VAN DUSEN, the barber, attempted to examine a lighted firecracker and his eyes were filled with powder.

+ A Roman candle inflicted a painful injury on Frank GREENLAND's right hand on the Fourth. 

+ While Duane CHAMBERLAIN, aged 18 years, of Chapinville, was lighting a cannon, the powder from the breech-hole perforated the cuticle of his face in a very disfiguring manner.  The injury was most painful.

+ A son of Cornelius FISK, of Washington street, precipitated a lively time for himself by accidentally igniting a pocket full of firecrackers.  He was painfully burned.

+ Those drivers, mostly non-residents, who cannot resist the temptation to speed their horses over the newly paved streets, are the subject of much complaint.

+ Miss Bertha WHEATON entertained Miss Mabel CURTIS and Jesse ZONNEVILLE, of Rochester, on the Fourth.

ONTARIO REPOSITORY and MESSENGER     August 18, 1904      Pg 2, col 2       by: Ron Hanley
Greatest Show On Earth
Few circus aerialists, no matter how daring, work without safety nets under them. More fearless and death defying than all others, the aerial performers with Sig. Sautell's nine consolidated railroad shows, which exhibit at Canandaigua, Saturday, August 27th, use neither net nor life belts, depending entirely upon their own courage, confidence and powers. 
 There are more amazing, stupendous, terrifically startling and exceedingly sensational mid air champions with the Sautelle circus than are to be found in all others combined. The other performers are likewise post graduates of their profession, having been called from the topmost circles of American and European artists. 
The clowns are more ludicrous than ever and are the monarchs of fun and frolic. The other mighty features in the big shows, historical wild West and menageries are the best wealth can obtain.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES       September  1904         by: Ron Hanley
Albert Burke of Main Street north, suffered the fracture of a collar bone while playing football yesterday afternoon. He was
practicing with the Academy team.


Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY    Wed,   Sept 14, 1904                      by:   Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Hiram L. HUTCHENS

Mary Abigail TOWNSEND, wife of Hiram L. HUTCHENS, died at the Thompson Hospital in this village, Saturday morning, as a result of complications following an operation of a serious nature.  She was 63 years of aged and leaves besides her husband, three sons: William C., of Johnstown, NY; Frank T., the well know artist who has lately been residing in Paris, France; and Floyd G., of this village; one daughter, Mrs. Royal R. SCOTT of Buffalo; two sisters, Mrs. Ada T. CASE of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Mrs. Russell PERSONS of Hopewell; and three brothers,  T. S. TOWNSEND and Hezekiah TOWNSEND of Canandaigua, and Henry TOWNSEND, who lives in the far west.  The funeral was held from the house, 201 Chapin street, Monday afternoon, Rev. J. S. EBERSOLE, of the Baptist church and Rev. Arthur DOUGALL of the Presbyterian church, conducting the services.  Interment was in Woodlawn cemetery.

Mrs. HUTCHENS had been a life long resident of Canandaigua, and enjoyed the love and esteem of friends throughout the county.  She was a member of the Baptist church and always took an active part in the work of that society, and also of that of the Ladies' Aid society, of which she was the president.  She was an active and prominent member of the Woman's Relief Corps. of Albert M. Murray Post, GAR.  her place in the home life of her family is one that can never be filled and she is sincerely mourned in the community with which she had been identified for so long and in so many useful capacities.  

Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY    Wed,    Sept 21, 1904         by: Dianne Thomas

(bio & etched pic  of Thomas McLouth)

Thomas J. MC LOUTH - A Vice President of the County Mass Meeting held in Canandaigua, Aug 5, 1854, and by it elected a delegate to the State Anti-Nebraska Convention, at Saratoga, August 16; member of the People's Convention that nominated Chester LOOMIS as Mryon H. CLARK'S successor in the State Senate; delegate to the first Republican National Convention at Philadelphia in 1856. Was born in Farmington, October 3, 1803. Was a member of the Board of Supervisors in 1844, 1846, 1847, 1848 and 1849, and a member of the Legislature in 1851. Died in Farmington, May 16, 1876.

(bio & etched pic of Roswell C. Munson)

Roswell C. MUNSON - A signer of the call for the Anti-Nebraska County mass meeting in 1854; delegate to the Republican State Convention at Syracuse, May 28, 1856.  Was born in East Bloomfield, Nov 3, 1828, and now an honored resident of that village.  Has held office of Justice of the Peace.  Was one of the United States Loan Commissioners for Ontario County from 1899 to 1903.  Was a member of the Republican County Committee for several years and served as its secretary.

(bio & etched pic of Shotwell Powell)

Shotwell POWELL - Elected a delegate to State Republican convention in 1856 from the Western Assembly district of Ontario County.  Was elected to the Assembly from that district in 1858 and 1859, and was instrumental in securing the passage, while a member of that body, of a law prohibiting slave hunting in this State.  Mr. POWELL was born in Dutchess county, Oct 31, 1808; settled in South Bristol, this county, in 1844 and remained a resident there until 1870, when he invested largely in land in Virginia.  Was a Prohibitionist in politics during the later years of his life.  Died at the home of his son, Israel M. POWELL in South Bristol, June 19, 1869.

Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY     Wed,     Dec 30, 1904       by: Dianne Thomas

+ About midnight on Sunday, at his home on Scotland street, occurred the death of Mortimer SLEGHT, a long time and respected resident.  Mr. SLEGHT had been in feeble health for several years, and since November, had been confined to the house with a complication of heart and kidney troubles.   Deceased was born in this town sixty-six years ago, and most of his life had been spent here.  He was a constable for over 20 years, and was turnkey under Sheriff Robert H. WHEELER.  In 1870 he married Harriet L. SCOTT of Rochester, who with three sons, Walter S., Francis J. and Carlton M., all prominent in the business life of the village, survive.  One brother, Carlton W. SLEGHT of Allen's Hill, also survives.  Mr. SLEGHT was a member of Co. K., New York Mounted Rifles, which did valiant service in the Civil War.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Lewis SWEET, of the Presbyterian church, conducting the service.  

+ Kelly W. GREEN died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Salem HASKELL, on Wednesday morning, after several years of failing health.  Mr. GREEN had been a resident of Academy for many years and was a recognized authority on fruit culture.  He was born at Jerusalem, Yates Co., on May 20, 1828, and came to this section when a young man, settling on a farm at Academy, within the town of South Bristol.  He was a Republican and served as Justice of the Peace for a long period. Mr. GREEN was interested in Sunday School work and led the singing in the Academy school.  He leaves four daughters: Mrs. Adelle MUNSON, Mrs. Salem HASKELL, Mrs. Gilbert E. HASKELL and Mrs. Maud BOOTH, all of Cheshire.  The funeral will be held from the Salem HASKELL home this morning at 11 o'clock.  Rev. J. Scott EBERSOLE will officiate.

+ Leon C. SHURGER, formerly of this village, died at his home in New York City on Monday morning.  He had suffered from Bright's disease, but was confined to his bed only a short time.  The deceased was formerly employed as bookkeeper in George B. Anderson's store and relinquished the position about 8 years ago to go to New York.  He is survived by (cut off)

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