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Canandaigua News

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ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL     Friday      February 16, 1906       Pg 3, col 6      by:  Ron Hanley
DIED  McKECHNIE  -  At Canandaigua, February 14, 1906, John Darien McKechnie, aged 55 years, 3 months and 23 days.
Pg 3, col 4
 Two Men Prominently Connected With Interests of Village Taken
John Darien McKechnie died at his home on Main Street North, on Wednesday afternoon, following a lingering illness from a malignant disease of the throat.  Mr. McKechnie was forced to give up active participation in business affairs several months ago, and had bravely fought the ailment which finally gained the mastery. 
John D. McKechnie was born in this village on October 21, 1849. His parents were Alexander and Jessie McKechnie. His father, in association with his uncle James McKechnie, founded the McKechnie Brewing Co.  The young man received his early schooling in the old Canandaigua Academy, and concluded his education at Amherst College. Upon his graduation, he took a position with his father and uncle in the brewing business, and upon the death of his father in 1883, he became an active assistant to his uncle in the management of the brewery.   Upon the death of his uncle, he took entire charge of the business, and conducted it with marked success until its sale two years ago. 
Mr. McKechnie's local business interests extended beyond that of the brewing plant. He was a director in the McKechnie Bank, was largely interested in the banking house of McKechnie and Company, its predecessor, established by his father, and in association with other members of the family, was interested in the former Canandaigua Lake Steamboat Co., the Seneca Point Hotel, and in local real estate.  He held the position of trustee of the Canandaigua Academy for several years, and held different offices of the Red Jacket Club. 
Mr. McKechnie was united in marriage in October 1881 to Miss Anna Marshall, of Cleveland, Ohio, who with two daughters, Misses Anna and Marsha McKechnie, two sisters, Mrs. H. L. Howe, of this place, Mrs. Joseph W. Swain, of Philadelphia, and one brother, Frederick A. McKechnie, of this place survive.   (Canandaigua City Clerk Office record number 3003, John D. aged 56 years, Born NY, Father Alexander McKechnie, Scotland, Mother Jessie Wilson, Scotland. John died of throat Cancer.)

 ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES     Wednesday      February 21, 1906       Pg 5, col  5        by:  Ron Hanley
 Morris Long, for a number of years flagman at the Main St. and later at the Pleasant St. crossing, died of stomach trouble at the
Memorial Hospital, Monday afternoon, aged 61 years.
He had been in the employ of the Central Hudson for about twenty-five years. About sixteen years ago, while employed with a work train gang near Clifton Springs, he was caught in a slide of earth from an embankment, and seriously injured, but he was able to continue in the service of the road as a flagman until recently.
He was noted for his kindness of heart, faithfulness to duty, and sincere devotion to the Catholic faith.
He leaves besides his wife, on son, John, of Cleveland, Ohio, and two daughters, Catherine and Nellie, of this village.
He was a charter member of Branch 142 C. M. B. A., in which he carried $2,000 insurance.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES            Wednesday       March 21, 1906                              by:    Ron Hanley
 Patrick Quinn, at Canandaigua, March 18, 1906, aged 53 years.
Patrick Quinn died at his home on Saltonstall Street, Sunday evening, aged 53 years. Death was due to pneumonia.  He is survived by his wife and nine children, Mrs. Edward O'Brien of Buffalo, Thomas, Anna, William, Catherine, Margaret, Jennie, Agnes, and Florence, of this village.  The funeral will be held from his late residence at nine o'clock this morning, and from St. Mary's Church at 9 30 o'clock.  Interment was to be made at Calvary Cemetery.

ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE  Monday  May 14, 1906            by:    Ron Hanley
Canandaigua People Who Passed Away   Saturday        Canandaigua  May 13:
There were four deaths in Canandaigua on Saturday  as follows:
Saturday evening occurred the death of Linda Sidney, wife of Henry W. Sidney, the chef at the Canandaigua Hotel. She had been ailing for
several days with rheumatism of the heart, which caused her death.   She was aged about fifty years. 

ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL             June 29, 1906     Pg 3, col  6                 by:    Ron Hanley
At Canandaigua, June 28, 1908, W. Everett Douglass, of Canandaigua, and Miss Gertrude R. Olmstead, of Cheshire.

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, NY          July 5, 1906                      by: GSubyak@aol.com


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

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.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES     Wednesday      July 18, 1906      Pg 7,  col 5           by:    Ron Hanley
DIED  WOLVERTON - At Canandaigua, July 12, 1906, Jonas W. Wolverton, aged 87 years.
 SAME  PAPER     Pg 7, col  3
Jonas W. Wolverton died at his home in the south part of this town, Thursday morning, at the great age of 87 years. Mr. Wolverton was a native of New Jersey, but for three quarters of a century had been a resident of Canandaigua, having spent the most of that time on the farm on which he died.  His wife, who was Mrs. Patience Spencer, of this town, died in October 1904. 
Mr. Wolverton was one of the most respected as well as one  of the oldest residents of the town, and for many years was recognized as one of its most reliable citizens. He was a member of the Methodist church, and Rev. Ward Mosher, pastor of that church came from the Thousand Islands to officiate at the funeral, which was held from the house, Saturday afternoon, with interment at Woodlawn. 
One daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Orgon, of Naples, survives, and one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Wolverton Cribb, first wife of Ira P.
Cribb, died some years ago. Two brothers, Job and Peter Wolverton, of Canandaigua, also survive.

Democrat & Chronicle,   Rochester, Monroe, NY           Thurs          Aug 23, 1906              by: GSubyak@aol.com

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.

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.

THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday     September 28, 1906      Pg 3,col 1     by:  Ron Hanley 
William Townsend Curtice and Miss Janet Wilson McKechnie were united in marriage at St. John's Episcopal church, Canandaigua, by the rector, Rev. Frank P. Harrington, at five o'clock, Thursday afternoon.  Both are socially prominent in Canandaigua and the wedding was an elaborate one.
 Mr. Curtice is a son of the late Z. C. Curtice, for many years a prominent business man of Victor, and his boyhood days were spent here.  He is now manager of the Curtice Undertaking Parlors in Canandaigua, which were established by his father after leaving here. Many Victor friends extend congratulations.

 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 COUNTY TIMES     Wednesday    Oct. 3, 1906    Pg 7, col 3            by:  Ron Hanley
McKECHNIE  -  CURTICE -  St. John's Church the Scene of a Pretty Wedding
St. John's church was the scene of an extremely pretty wedding last Thursday afternoon at five o'clock when Mr. William Townsend Curtice and Miss Janet Wilson McKechnie were married by the Rev. Frank P. Harrington.   Mr. George W. Rankine at the organ, and Mr. Isaac Weisenbeck with the violin charmed the assembling guests with the Angel's Serenade, by Braga, Mendelssohn's Spring Song, and The Evening Star, from Tannhausser, beginning the Mendelsohn's wedding march as the bridal party entered the church. 
The ushers, Thomas Sparks Bishop, of Philadelphia, Marion W. Case, Howard J. Moore and Charles F. Handrahan, of this village, were followed by the bridesmaids, Miss Elsie McKechnie, a sister of the bride, and Miss Jessie Howe, a cousin. Miss Isabella Mckechnie, another sister, was the maid of honor.  The party was met at the chancel by the groom and his best man, Mr. Ronald Noble, of Clifton Springs, and the impressive words of the marriage service were spoken. The bride was given in marriage by her mother, Mrs. Molly McKechnie Lapham.  The Strollers Club, of which the bride is a member, took entire charge of decorating the church, and the result was charming. 
The chancel was filled with palms and ferns, relieved by bouquets of white asters on altar, pulpit and font. The chancel rail was
wreathed with white clematis, which was also wound around the pillars supporting the gas fixtures. Bouquets of white asters marked the seats reserved for the family. The Lohengrin music was played while the party left the church.  The bride was attired in a princess gown of French embroidered white net over chiffon and taffeta silk, with a yoke of Cluny lace, and wore the groom's gift, a pearl pendant. Her veil of tulle was caught in place with a white augrette and she carried a shower bouquet of bride roses and asparagus fern.
 The maid of honor wore a white lingerie gown over pink silk, a hat of Japanese embroidery with pink and white ostreich plumes. Her bouquet was of pink roses and asparagus fern. The bridemaid's gowns were also white lingerie, but were worn over green and their hats were white lace with green plumes and the bouquets were of maiden hair ferns. The bride presented her maids with small gold pins. Mrs. Lapham wore a lavender cloth gown trimmed with white with hat to match.  The wedding supper was served at the bride's home, immediately after the ceremony. Only the immediate family were present. The house was tastefully decorated with smilax and bouquets of asters. 
The out of town guests were Mrs. Coan Crippen, and the Misses Jennie and Agnes Chappell of Rochester, Miss Florence Rofers, of Palmyra, Ronald Noble, of Clifton Springs, and Miss Evelyn Swain, of Philadelphia. The young people after visiting friends in Lowman, will spend some time at Camp Mud-ja-Muk-ka-sin-a-ya-ya, Lincoln Wood.  Beautiful presents of silver, cut glass, china, furniture and pictures showed forth the high appreciation and affection of their many friends.

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.


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        Nov. 1906                                    by:  Ron Hanley     


At Canandaigua, November 14, 1906, Thomas Scantlin and Miss Helen L. VanDenbergh, both of Canandaigua


CANANDAIGUA CHRONICLE     Wednesday      December 12, 1906     Pg 4, col 2        by:  Ron Hanley    

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.


ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES   Wednesday    December 12, 1906     Pg 2, col 5
 DIED -  RODNEY   At Canandaigua, November 30, 1906, Miss Belle Rodney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rodney, of Manchester, aged 16 years.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES    Wednesday    December 12, 1906     Pg 6, col 3
 MRS.  THOMAS  BARRY -   died at her home in Centerfield December 5 after a long illness, aged 61 years.  She is survived by a husband, three sons, Martin, George of Rochester, and James of Centerfield, and by two daughters, Mrs. Austin O'Reilly of Canandaigua, and Elizabeth, of Centerfield.  She is mourned by a large circle of friends in the village where she lived.

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