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Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY July 5, 1906 by: GSubyak@aol.com
HOODLUMISM DISPLAYED IN CANANDAIGUA CELEBRATION
Property Destroyed and Lives of Persons in the Streets Placed in Jeopardy
Canandaigua - July 4 - "The Glorious Fourth" in Canandaigua has been characterized by some of the most flagrant displays of hoodlumism ever seen here. Boys and men passed along the streets firing revolvers loaded with blank cartridges at the feet of other pedestrians; giant crackers were thrown beneath horses that were passing on the street; some one for whom the
officials of the Rochester & Eastern Company are searching, and who will be severely dealt with, threw a giant cracker against one of the large plate glass windows on the north side of the office, completely shattering the glass which reached from floor to ceiling.
One man was seen to place a sky-rocket on the broad pavement last night, and lighting it, allowed the missle to shoot down through the crowded street among the teams. Others lighted roman candles and pointing them at passing teams, shot the colored fireballs into carriages and at automobiles.
A new invention, called a "go-devil," was the favorite weapon of many individuals, and when lighted on the sidewalk - invariably at a time when women were passing, the affair would shoot in every direction, traveling long distances and throwing fire against the skirts of the frightened feminine pedestrians.
Fortunately no serious accidents were reported. The hospitals were not called upon to attend to any catastrophes, and the village surgeons had only a small number of minor injuries to care for, usually in the case of the irrepressible small boy or the careless adults who held firecrackers in their hands to shoot them.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Tuesday July 17, 1906 by: GSubyak@aol.com
FAMILY ANXIOUS ABOUT PHILLIPS
Cheshire Storekeeper Went to New York and Has Not Returned Home
Canandaigua, July 16 - William C. PHILLIPS, a storekeeper in Cheshire, in the western part of the town of Canandaigua, has left his home and his whereabouts are unknown. PHILLIPS, who is aged about 27 years, is married and has a small son. He has conducted a general store at Cheshire, and ran a road wagon, supplying farmers for many miles around with groceries and other goods.
It is thought he became worried over outstanding accounts, as he had a large number of them on his books. He was enterprising and ambitious. He went away from home on Saturday, July 7th, giving New York city as his destination and saying he would be gone about a week on business. His wife has heard from him once or twice and in the last letter he wrote despondently. He bade
her good-by and told her to take good care of the boy, saying he had not the courage to return and face his financial troubles.
PHILLIPS was well liked and had friends in Cheshire and this village who regret to learn of his trouble and who state that they would willingly have aided him to adjust his financial difficulties, which are not very serious so far as has yet been discovered. He has book accounts and other assets which it is thought will be sufficient to satisfy all his creditors. In the meantime his relatives and friends are making every effort to locate his whereabouts, hoping to get him to return to his family.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Thurs Aug 23, 1906 by: GSubyak@aol.com
PICNICS AND REUNION
Canandaigua, Aug. 22 -- The Methodist Episcopal Church and Sunday-school will hold their annual picnic at Seneca Point to-morrow, leaving the pier by steamer at 9:10 A. M.
On Tuesday, August 28th, the annual supervisors' picnic will be held at the same point. There will be music, speaking, refreshments, a ball game and other sports. The Bristol Springs Band will furnish music for the occasion.
The eleventh annual reunion of the SMITH family will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall SMITH, Bristol Springs, on August 30th.
MISS WEBB SERIOUSLY ILL
Canandaigua, Aug. 22 - The many friends here of Miss Mabel WEBB, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. J. Wallace WEBB, of Elmira, will learn with regret of her serious illness from rheumatism. Miss WEBB has been removed to the home of her parents, after spending six months in a hospital in Philadelphia. Rev. Mr. WEBB was for a number of years pastor of the Canandaigua M. E. Church, and it was during his pastorate that the present new church was built.
Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY Wed, Oct 3, 1906 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Julia Ingraham, wife of A. L. SYMONDS, of this town, died suddenly at the family home on the Bristol road, Wednesday morning. She had been in poor health for several months, but the end came unexpectedly. Mr. SYMONDS had been at the barn for a few minutes, and returning found her lifeless body on the floor, where she had slipped from the chair in which he left her sitting. Mrs. SYMONDS was 69 years of age, and was beloved by a large circle of relatives and friends. Besides the bereaved husband, she leaves one sister, Mrs. Jane ROBSON, and two brothers, Charles and Henry INGRAHAM of Michigan, survive. The funeral service was held at the home Friday afternoon, the Rev. J. S. EBERSOLE of the Baptist church officiated.
+ Miss Helen A. GARDNER, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Elisha W. GARDNER, died at the family home on Gibson street, Thursday morning, at the age of 47 years. Miss GARDNER has been an invalid for some years, her illness finally developing into complete paralysis of the nerves. She is survived by her parents, on sister, Mary J. GARDNER, and one brother, Edwin P. GARDNER, editor and proprietor of the Ontario County Journal. The funeral was held at the home on Saturday afternoon, Rev. Louis M. SWEET, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating.
+ Mr. & Mrs. E. S. BOOTH of New York were here on Saturday and Sunday, to attend the Morgan-Booth wedding.
+ Dr. & Mrs. C. F. BOOTH and children Caroline and Julia, returned to their Park street home on Monday, after spending the summer at "The Terrace".
+ Miss Evelyn SWAIN of Philadelphia, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. John D. MC KECHNIE, Main street north.
+ Dr. E. F. SCHWEDLER, of New York, is a guest of his daughter, Mrs. F. P. HARRINGTON, Main street north.
+ Mr. C. B. ALLINGER, of Waterloo, a veteran of the 126th NY Vols., was the guest of Captain RANDOLPH and other friends in town last week.
Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY Wed, Oct 24, 1906
The funeral of the late Patrick M. BREEN, of Hopewell, was held with solemn high mass at St. Mary's church on Thursday morning with Rev. J. T. DOUGHERTY, Celebrant Rev. James E. KENNEDY, of Hammondsport, Deacon Rev. J. J. CLARK, Sub Deacon. Mr. BREEN was held in high esteem and his untimely taking off is greatly deplored. He leaves his wife, Agnes Farrell BREEN, his mother, Mrs. Morris BREEN, and four sisters, Mrs. William DANNAHE, of Batavia,; Mrs. John KENNEDY of Flint; Mrs. James MORRIS of Despatch and Miss Ella BREEN of Hopewell.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, N. Y. Nov 12, 1906 by: GSubyak@aol.com
EXHIBITED WATER COLORS - Canandaigua, Nov. 11 - Charles D. WADER, the well known water colorist, exhibited Friday and Saturday twenty-five of his late paintings, which he has prepared for a Western art dealer. Mr. WADER's work is favorably compared by connoiseurs with that of the best water colorists of this country.
BODY FOUND IN IRONDEQUOIT BAY
Aged Man Is Drowned Near Birds and Worms - Probably Walked Off The Pier
Body Identified as That of Jesse Tyler, Civil War Veteran - Said to Have Been Expert Swimmer. Found in Two Feet of Water.
The body of Jesse TYLER, an aged Rochester man, was found floating in the water of Irondequoit bay, near Birds and Worms cottage, early yesterday morning. It was found about twenty feet from shore in about two feet of water. Indications point to accidental drowning.
Mr. TYLER had been stopping at the bay since January last. He had been at the Birds and Worms cottage. He was there on Saturday night until 8 o'clock, when he left for a cottage where his son, Fred TYLER, of No. 596 North street, was stopping. TYLER lighted a lantern before he left the first named cottage, and Douglass STOEFFEL went with him as far as the door.
STOEFFEL says the man started toward the highway all right, and as he had but a short distance to go nothing more was thought of his trip. At 7 o'clock yesterday morning STOEFFEL left the cottage and as he approached the pier, which runs about forty feet out into the bay, he saw a body floating in the water. STOEFFEL walked out on the pier and was shocked to recognize the
remains of TYLER.
The remains were secured to the shore, and Coroner KLEINDIENST was notified. He directed the removal of the remains to the morgue in this city. Fred TYLER could not understand how his father had fallen into the water. He said he suspected his father had walked upon the pier and had been attacked with heart disease. Under such conditions he would have fallen into the water and
drowned before he could cry for help. The fact that when he was found his right hand still clutched the lantern gave color to the heart disease theory. In his younger days TYLER was looked upon as an expert swimmer.
Yesterday afternoon an autopsy was performed. It was found that death was due to drowning. The heart was not affected. The coroner will begin an investigation to-day.
Mr. TYLER was a veteran of the Civil war. He was in the navy, and is said to have performed many deeds of valor. It was while in the navy that he became an extraordinary swimmer. Besides his son Fred, he leaves a son George, who lives near Honeoye
Falls, and a daughter, Mrs. MILLS, of this city.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL
by: Ron Hanley
MARRIED SCANTLIN - VANDENBERGH
At Canandaigua, November 14, 1906, Thomas Scantlin and Miss Helen L. VanDenbergh, both of Canandaigua
Wednesday December 12, 1906
Pg 4, col 2 by: Ron Hanley
WEDDINGS SCANTLIN - VANDENBERG
At St. Mary's rectory, Canandaigua, November 14, Thomas Scantlin and Miss Helen VanDenbergh, both of Canandaigua, were united in marriage by Rev. James T. Dougherty.
Also COL 4 -
Married, SCANTLIN VANDENBERG - In Canandaigua, November 14, Thomas Scantlin and Miss Helen L. VanDenbergh, both of Canandaigua.
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