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Ontario Co. Times,   Canandaigua, NY        Wednesday,  January 28, 1908           by: Dianne Thomas  


Mr. H. D. OUTHOUSE of Academy, is suffering with a severe attack of grip with threatened pneumonia. 

Mrs. Sarah Ferrin CASE of Olmstead, Mich., is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William WARD.

Mrs. Merton HALL is spending a few days with her father in South Bloomfield.


Holcomb, Jan 27. - 

+ A. H. DEWY of Batavia has been appointed operator at the NYC station, in place of F. R. APPLETON, resigned.

Mrs. Frank MITCHELL of Rochester, is spending the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David THOMAS and her sister, Mrs. John NEWTON.  

Miss Mary MC DONALD underwent an operation for appendicitis at the Memorial hospital, Tuesday morning.  At last reports she was doing well.

Mrs. GIBBS of Buffalo, is a guest at the home of her sister, Mrs. H. E. WHEELER 2nd.

Miss Susan HUNTLEY, who is teaching school at Bristol Center, spent Saturday and Sunday with her mother and sister in this place.  

Robert NEENAN, relief agent for the NYC & HRR is at the home of his parents, ill with typhoid fever. 

Mrs. Thomas WATKINS of Canandaigua who has been spending two weeks with friends in this place, returned home Saturday evening.  

Master Emmett FISK of Canandaigua, was an over Sunday guest at the home of the Misses Ida and Susan HUNTLEY.

Mr. and Mrs. Isaac NORTON were given a surprise party of their friends on Friday evening.  Pedro and music entertained the guests of the evening, after which a bountiful supper was served.


ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES          Wed.    Feb. 12, 1908     Pg 10, col 1          by:  Ron Hanley

Gilbert Turner, a former prominent resident of this village, died at his home in Jeannette, Pa., on Friday of last week, aged 75 years.  He had not been in good health for the past few years, and his last illness extended over a month. During his residence here he was a man of influence.
He is survived by his wife, who was formerly Miss Mary Simonds, of this village, and one son, Arthur Turner, both of Jeannette, Pa. Burial was made in the Boughton Hill Cemetery

Same Paper   Pg  10, col  1 

The death of Theodore Hunt, the father of Mrs. Leslie G. Loomis, of this village, occurred very suddenly on Tuesday of last week,
at his home in Saranac, Michigan. He was 87 years of age.  The remains were taken to Newark, N. Y., for interment on Friday of last week.

 Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY         Wed,       Feb 12, 1908                   by: Dianne Thomas

+  Cheshire, Feb 10. - Miss Beatrice EDWARDS of Buffalo was the over Sunday guest of John MONSON at the home of Mrs. Adell G. MUNSON in this place. 

Elmer LUCAS was called home Tuesday from Hornell, where he was attending the State Grange, by the death of his niece, Mrs. Louise MONTANYE.

+  The community was shocked and saddened by the death of Mrs. Pitt BANCROFT, on Thursday morning.  She had been improving for a few days, but he relapse came on Wednesday afternoon and she lived only a few hours.  The funeral was held from the home in Cheshire on Saturday at 2 o'clock, Dr. FRANCE conducted the services.  Mrs. BANCROFT leaves besides her husband, five children: Mrs. Albert DAMM and Frank BANCROFT of Academy, and Grace, Essie and Clarence of this place.

Mr. and Mrs. George KIMBAL, who went to California in November, returned to this place on Saturday.  

G. E. HASKELL, J. B. HALL and J. A. MC JANNETT spent last week in Hornell in attendance at the State Grange. 

Maude G. BOOTH was the over Sunday guest of friends in Canandaigua, and sang in the Congregational church, in place of Miss Katherine L. HASKELL, who has been ill.

Mrs. Benjamin WHEELER Jr., is spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Abel HASKELL in Newark. 

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES                February 26, 1908           Pg  9, col 4            by:  Ron Hanley

Mrs. John D. McKechnie, Main Street North, is at Wellesey, Mass, where she is visiting her daughters, who are at Dana Hall School. She will also visit in Brooklyn and Philadelphia before returning to Canandaigua.

Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY    Wed,    March 4, 1908             by: Dianne Thomas

Charles F. WILES, the conductor whom the Grand Jury held responsible for the New York Central collision near Rochester, June 24th last, when 5 persons lost their lives, had been released on $1,000 bail.  WILES is under indictment for manslaughter in the second degree.

+  Town Clerk O'KEEFE, issued 8 marriage licenses during the month of February.

Lucius J. WILCOX has moved his garage out of the old power house at the foot of Main street, as a result of a dispute over the rent.

+  Superintendent and Mrs. L. N. STEELE returned on Monday from Washington, where Mr. STEELE has been attending the Council of Superintendents.  

George FAKE, a Northern Central operator, fell from a switching engine on Wednesday and suffered severe injury to his left hand.  He is at the Memorial hospital. 

+  The search for the body of Milton O'NEILL, who as reported by the Bristol Springs correspondent of this paper, is believed to have been drowned in the lake, continues unsuccessful.  

Mr. and Mrs. Isaac WEISENBECK, Park avenue, gave a card party on Monday evening. 

Miss Josephine CAHILL of Geneseo, is visiting Mrs. Wm. J. DONOVAN, Howell street. 

Martin R. NELSON of New York, was a guest of his mother, Mrs. M. E. NELSON, last week.

Miss Isabel MENTETH of Menteth's Point, is the guest of Mrs. W. L. FOSTER Jr., Main street north.  

John R. POWERS of New York City was the guest in the family of his brother, W. D. POWERS, over Sunday.

Miss Elizabeth G. COLEMAN, Gibson street, will be the hostess of the Travelers Club next Wednesday afternoon. 

Mrs. James L. RANKINE and Miss Katherine RANKINE, Howell street, have been spending a few days in Rochester. 

Mrs. O. S. BACON'S Hospital sewing circle will meet tomorrow afternoon with Mrs. J. E. DAYTON, Fort Hill avenue. 

Miss Margaret B. WILLIAMS, Main street north, spent the weekend with her cousin, Miss Alice WILLIAMS at Seneca Falls.

Charles A. CRIBB, of Belding, Mich., is spending a few days with his brothers, Ira P. and Frank R. CRIBB, in this village.

N. E. HUTCHENS, Esq, has returned from a professional trip to Canada, and spent Sunday with his family in Canandaigua. 

Miss Ethel SMITH, Dungan street, has gone to New York to take up work in the Warren Goddard Settlement House. 

F. W. HARTWELL, Principal of the High School at Marcellus, was a guest over Sunday of Dr. A. W. ARMSTRONG, Main street north.  

Mrs. Clifford CRIBB and Mrs. William M. BAILEY will entertain the Strollers' Club at the home of Mrs. CRIBB, in Rochester, on Saturday.

R. H. GARDINER of Elmira, well remembered as a student of the Old Academy here, spent Sunday with Alex DAVISON and Family, Main street north.  

Mrs. Myron BUNNELL, Clark street, has gone to Southbridge, Mass., to visit her sister, in the hopes that the change of climate will benefit her health.  

Mrs. John REZNOR, Gibson street, is hostess of the Interrogation Club this Wednesday, afternoon.  Miss PENNELL and Mrs. LAPHAM will describe "Churches and Galleries". 

Miss Nellie GREANEY of Adelaide avenue, returned yesterday from Milford Mass., where she was called by the illness of her brother, Daniel J. GREANEY, whose death occurred February 20th.  

Miss Orpha CORSER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren CORSER of Canandaigua, who has been very seriously ill with pneumonia, is slowly recovering, but is not yet able to be out. 

Mrs. Edward A. THOMAS and Mrs. BEUTELSPAR entertained friends on Thursday and Friday afternoon at Mrs. THOMAS'S  home on Main street north, for the talent fund of St. John's church.

Mrs. Humphrey VINES and child will sail from Bombay, India by the T & O steamer Egyptian, on April 11, and will probably reach here early in June and be the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. MENTETH, during the summer. 

+  Celebrated her 90th Birthday - The 90th birthday of Mrs. Susan RICE was celebrated by a family dinner given for her by her nieces, Mrs. Clarence J. BEECHER and Miss Susan SCUDDER, of Newton, Conn., at Mrs. BEECHER'S home, on Thursday. The 25 guests were seated at tables decorated with carnations and smilax and the large birthday cake with its 90 candles.

The out of town guests were: Mrs. Lena WETMORE and Harvey WETMORE of North Cohocton; Miss Marguerite NIXON, of Springwater; Mr. and Mrs. Randolph H. HUNTINGTON, Mr. and Mrs. Edward WITHINGTON and Paul WITHINGTON, Mrs. Silas KEYES and Mrs. Caroline WING, of Rochester.   Mrs. RICE is in remarkably good health and spirits is able to read and sew without glasses, which is more many younger people can say.  

Mrs. E. J. THOMPSON - The following notice of the death of Mrs. George E. THOMPSON is quoted from a New Haven paper and will be read with interest by many people in Canandaigua and neighboring towns, as Mrs. THOMPSON'S girlhood was spent in East Bloomfield and she has many friends hereabout.

"The death of Mrs. Elizabeth Julia THOMPSON, widow of George E. THOMPSON, occurred this morning at her residence, 115 York street, as the result of a paralytic stroke on Monday morning, from which she failed to regain consciousness.  Although a sufferer from heart trouble, she had been in comparatively good health for some time, and the news of her illness came unexpectedly to a large circle of friends.

"Mrs. THOMPSON was the daughter of William L. and Julia C. SMEDLEY, of Morris, Litchfield county, where she was born March 31, 1843.  Much of her girlhood was spent with an uncle, Ferdinand BEEBE, of East Bloomfield, NY state, from which place she attended Elmira college and where October 4, 1864, she was married to George E. THOMPSON, of New Haven.  Her husband, for many years was proprietor of the New Haven Flour company, died in March 1904.  

"Removing to this city after her marriage, Mrs. THOMPSON became an active worker in the Grand Avenue Congregational church.  In fact, her whole life was largely devoted to religious and charitable interests, in the course of which she won herself the close friendship of a large number.  After the death of her daughter, Amelia May, January 30, 1893, she organized a King's daughters circle known as the Millie Thompson Memorial Circle, in the College street church, which church she had joined after leaving Fair Haven. 

The immediate object of the circle was the placing of a memorial window in Plymouth church, Chapel street and Sherman avenue, which at that time had succeeded the College street church.  An equal sum of the amount raised by the circle was given by John Morgan RICHARDS, of London, a childhood friend of the mother.  The window is on the Sherman avenue side of the church and shows Christ in the garden.  "Besides one sister, Mrs. Amelia E. DUNNING and two brothers, Clark L. and Ferdinand B. SMEDLEY, all of this city, Mrs. THOMPSON leaves three sons, George E. & Clarence S. of this city and Paul of New York city.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES     Wednesday     March 4, 1908      Pg 9, col  3   by:  Ron Hanley
Knapp - Allen 
The marriage of Robert Cole Knapp, of Waterbury Conn., a son of the Hon. Walter H. Knapp of this village and Miss Jessie Allen, the daughter of Mr. Cyrus Allen, of Brooklyn, was solemnized in Grace Church Chantry, New York, on Wednesday afternoon, February the twenty-sixth at four o'clock. The Rev. William R. Huntington, rector of the church, officiating. 
The bride entered the church on the arm of her brother, Dr. Irving Allen, who gave her in marriage. Her gown was of white satin
trimmed with Filet lace, pearl passementerie, and rose point lace that had been used on her mother's wedding dress. Her veil was of tulle held in place by orange blossoms and she wore the gift of the groom, a necklace set with diamonds and coral.  Her maid of honor was Miss Clara Louise Troummer, of Germantown, Pa. Mr. Knapp was attended by his brother, W. Chandler Knapp, of Rochester.  The ushers were Mr. Irving Brown of Worcester, Mass., and Mr. Harold Keith, of Brockton, Mass. 
The bride is the daughter of the late Dr. Cyrus Allen, who conducted the sanitarium at Avon, and graduated last year from Smith
college where she met Mr. Knapp, then a student at Amhurst. A large reception at the Holland House in New York followed the ceremony at the church. 
Among the wedding guests were the Hon. and Mrs. Walter H. Knapp, and son Edson Knapp, Mrs. John D. McKechnie and Mrs. A. H. Scofield of this village, the Rev. and Mrs. C. J. Clausen and Mrs. Henry L. Thompson, of New York.
After a couple of weeks at Atlantic City, Mr. and Mrs. Knapp will reside at Waterbury, Conn., where Mr. Knapp is in charge of the
Standard Oil Works.

Same Paper    Pg  9, col  3 

Mrs. Byron Tiffany, formerly of Bristol Center, died in Brooklyn, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. F. Knapp, on Wednesday,
and the remains were taken to Bristol Center on Saturday for interment.  Mrs. Tiffany had made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Knapp for ten years past, first in Geneva and later in Brooklyn, and had enjoyed good health up to within a few weeks. She was in her 80th year.  She leaves one other daughter, Mrs. L. V. Came, who resides in Fairport..

 ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday April 15, 1908  Pg 7, col 4        by:  Ron Hanley
Dr. James A. Hawley of this village , returned last week from a two week's visit in Washington and points of interest as far south as
Pensacola, Fla. The doctor has had two hard attacks of grip during the winter, and the southern trip greatly benefited him.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES       Wednesday        May 20, 1908        Pg 2, col 5            by:  Ron Hanley
Andrew McKechnie Shoots Himself   DEPRESSED BY LOSSES 
Had Been Unfortunate in Stock Speculations, Had Also Grieved Over Death of Those He Loved, Was Chatting in a Nearby Store a Few Minutes before Committing the Awful Deed
Andrew S. McKechnie shot and killed himself at the home of his sister, Mrs. William S. McKechnie, on upper Main Street, Monday evening. His act was sudden and a great shock to his many friends here, especially to his sister, who came suddenly upon his body, as he lay dying on the floor of the room where he had done the deed. 
Mrs. McKechnie had been in the garden at the rear of her home, about 5 o'clock, and during her absence there was no one in the house. Her brother had gone a couple doors away to the corner grocery where he chatted with the proprietor, C. W. Smith, and after buying some cigars he left the store and went to the house, and made an end to himself. 
It is said that unfortunate speculation in stocks is the cause of the awful deed. For many years Mr. McKechnie had been considered a shrewd financier, an owner of large properties, and a man on whom reliance could be placed in judging financial condition. 
Up to a few months ago Mr. McKechnie was one of the most conservative operators on the market, purchasing his stocks outright, and holding them for profit. It is said however, that of late he had been speculating on margins. 
Andrew McKechnie was well known and well liked in Canandaigua, and had lived here about thirty years, during part of which time he was in partnership with his brother, S. C. McKechnie, in the firm of McKechnie Bros., book dealers. Some years ago the firm was dissolved, the store being sold to the present MacGreevey Sleght DeGraff firm. Since then Andrew had lived a retired life. 
The past winter he had been at Norfolk, Va., with relatives. He returned about four weeks ago, and seemed to be in fine physical health. There have been times, however, when his relatives have noticed that he was depressed and low spirited, and less than a week ago, his brother, S.C. McKechnie, took Andrew's revolver and hid it away from him. The family endeavored to cheer him by their words of assurance and their presence, some of them being with him most of the time, but yesterday
Mr. S. C. McKechnie went to Rochester and remained later than he'd expected to. Other members of the family chanced to be out of the house, and when Andrew, who had been at the nearby Enterprise store, visiting with the proprietor and buying cigars, went back to the house, he found it temporarily deserted.
 It is then supposed the idea of self murder took possession of him. He hunted up a revolver belonging to his brother, and standing in front of a mirror, deliberately placed the muzzle to his head and pulled the trigger. Blood spurted from his head onto the dresser, and his body fell to the floor, where it was found as described. 
Dr. J. H. Jewett chanced to be in the neighborhood, and was called, but his services were of no avail. Mr. McKechnie lingered for nearly two hours, dying at 8 PM. 
In the meantime Mr. S. C. McKechnie returned from the city, and found a crowd of excited neighbors in front of his home, who told him the sad news. Coroner F. P. Warner was summoned, and took the proper steps in the matter. 
Andrew McKechnie was born in Palmyra in December 1858, the son of Andrew and Eunice McKechnie. He resided at Palmyra for some years, and was in the brewing and malting business. Later he was an employee of the old Beals bank, in this village, and had some experience in New York City financial circles. About thirty years ago he came here. For about fifteen years he was in business with S. C. McKechnie. He was unmarried, and the only near relations are the brother, Stuart and his sister, Mrs. William S. McKechnie, both of this village. 
Some years ago Mr. McKechnie's mother died, and he grieved for her, this spring his aunt, whom he greatly loved, died, and during her last illness he was constantly by her bedside. It is thought that her death greatly depressed him, and these sorrows, with the loss of money as stated, all contributed to his melancholy, for he had previously been a man of bright spirits, active, vigorous and unusually well preserved for a man his age. His genial presence and kindly nature made him many friends. 
For many years Andrew McKechnie was a member of St. John's Episcopal church, and served as one of its vestrymen, an office he held at the time of his death. He was also for many years the treasurer of the church.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES, Canandaigua    July 15, 1908  Pg 7, col 3      by:  Ron Hanley
Coyle - Miller
Miss Mary Elizabeth Coyle and Victor A. Miller were married by the Rev. J. T. Dougherty at St. Mary's Rectory, Wednesday evening, at six o'clock. Only members of the two families, thirty in number were present at the ceremony.  There were no attendants. The bride was gowned in a princess robe of white liberty satin, adorned with princess lace, and carried pink roses.
Supper was served to the wedding guests at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Nellie Coyle, Howell Street, immediately after the
The house was charmingly decorated with pink sweet peas and smilax, and the bride's table at which twelve were seated, bore the same flowers. Mrs. Binks-Coleman served the supper. Mr. Miller's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alvaro Miller, of Fort Plain, were the only out of town guests. After a trip to the Adirondacks, Mr. and Mrs. Miller will reside in the lower apartment of the Brown house on Dungan Street.
Miss Coyle has been a member of the Union school faculty, having taught in the Saltonstall St. school during the past year, and
previously acted as supply. Mr. Miller is connected with the Ontario  Light and Traction Co., and both young people have many friends and well wishers here.


ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES    Wednesday     July 15, 1908      Pg 7, col 4 


+  Mrs. Seymour Durand, Washington Street, is entertaining her sister, Mrs. G. F. Latter and children of Buffalo. Mrs. Latter will leave on Monday for Portland, Maine, where she will visit friends.

+  After four weeks treatment at the Memorial Hospital for inflammatory rheumatism, Mrs. W. S. McKechnie has returned to her home on upper Main Street very much improved.

Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Bacon, Howell Street,  and family are spending some time at Beach House. 
Miss Lucille Simonds of Victor, has been the guest of Miss Margaret Simmons, at Red Dock for a few days.

Ontario County Times, Canandaigua, NY   Wednesday,   July 15, 1908    by: Dianne Thomas

Personal Mentions:

Mrs. K. L. HOUGHTON starts today for a visit with her sister at Cornith.  

Stuart B. HUBBELL of Pittsburgh, has been visiting relatives here for a few days.

Oliver GREGG, assistant secretary of the YMCA, is having a two weeks vacation.

Miss Marie DONAVAN, Park street, is spending a two weeks vacation at Geneseo and Batavia.

Miss Evelene H. PALMER and Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. THOMPSON are spending the day on Keuka lake.

Mr. and Mrs. J. L. MC LAUGHLIN, Howell street, spent Saturday and Sunday in Batavia and Geneseo. 

Miss Gertrude BOYLE, Park street, is enjoying a two weeks vacation from her duties at Lisk office.

Miss Grace FAIRLEY and Miss Elizabeth HAYES are visiting Miss FAIRLEY'S family at Waquoit, Mass.

Mrs. Frank CHESEBRO, Main street north, was the guest of Mrs. John D. MC KECHNIE at Bay View over Sunday.  

Mrs. Addison KINGSBURY, of Jersey City, is the guest of her cousin, Mrs. Theodore PERKINS, Main street north.

Miss Linda COMBES, Howell street, is spending two weeks with Miss Beth FONDA at the White City near Lake Ontario.

Miss Louise HENSON, of Geneva, is spending the summer with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. FERGUSON, Howell street. 

Miss Coral HARRIS and sister Elva, of Gorham street, have gone to Ontario, Wayne Co., to spend the summer with their aunt.

Mr. and Mrs. W. R. MARKS, Main street north, returned yesterday from visiting the families of Volney TEETS and Frank COLGROVE, at Hornell. 

Mrs. J. M. VAN DEVYVER and Mrs. F. L. STEMPLE will represent the local hive of Maccabees at the state convention at Syracuse, July 21, and 22. 

Mr. and Mrs. G. B. ENSIGN, who have been guests of their daughter, Mrs. Walter MUNSON, will return to their home in Williamstown, Mass, the last of this week. 

+  The Misses Frances HALL of Greig Terrace and Iris WATSON, Main street north, are spending a few days with Mrs. SEIFFERD in Rochester.

+  After 4 weeks treatment at the Memorial hospital for inflammatory rheumatism, Mrs. W. S. MC KECHNIE has returned to her home on upper Main street, very much improved. 

Dr. and Mrs. Ward MOSHER left yesterday for the 1000 Islands, where they will spend their vacation.  The pulpit at the M. E. church will be filled by supplies during Dr. MOSHER'S absence. 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. BEEMAN and son, Richmond, returned on Saturday from a trip to the 1000 Islands, where Mr. BEEMAN was attending the convention of the State Banker's Association.  

John NIBLOCK of the Canandaigua post office force, was in New York on the Fourth to see his wife and daughter sail for a visit to her old home in England.  He expects to join them there in September.  

Mr. and Mrs. William J. TWIST and little daughter of Oklahoma, are the guest of the former's uncle, Albert JEUDEVINE, on the Rochester Road.  this is Mr. TWIST'S first visit back to his old home in 30 years. 

Miss Christine L. MUNGER, who is visiting Mrs. J. H. JEWETT at Menteth's Point will leave next week for a visit with Rochester friends.  On August 1st, she will join a friend in Buffalo for a trip to the Yellowstone. 

Mr. and Mrs. C. F. BINGHAM and two children, of Kansas City, are guests of Mr. BINGHAM's aunt, Mrs. A. L. FREEMAN, Howell street. Mr. Asa BINGHAM of Chicago was Mrs. FREEMAN's guest for a part of last week.

Mrs. Charles BUELL, Greig Terrace, is spending the week with her daughter, Mrs. J. H. JEWETT at Quisisana, Menteth's Point.  Miss Mabel WRIGHT of Buffalo arrived on Monday to be Mrs. JEWETT'S guest.


Miss Rose G. COVERT of Batavia, is the guest of Miss Carrie HEWITT

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas ASHE of Kings Park, Long Island, have been recent guests at the home of Mr. Walter ASHE

Mr. and Mrs. R. P. WEBB are receiving congratulations over the birth of a daughter.  

Mrs. W. W. CONKLIN, who has been very ill, is slightly improved. 

Miss Nellie RIGNEY of Rochester, has been spending a week at her home here. 

Miss Louise DIXON is spending a week at Conesus Lake with a party of school friends. 

Mr. and Mrs. STEWART and three children from California are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Augustus WRIGHT.  

Mr. and Mrs. HUNT of Rochester are the guests of their daughter, Mrs. H. S. BROWN

Mrs. Barbara CLEMENT is ill at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alec WARREN.

Miss Elizabeth WORTHINGTON of Toledo, Ohio, is visiting Mrs. Lewis FITCH.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry WHEELOCK of Rochester have been recent visitors at the home of Royal WHEELOCK

Mr. Robert MAC KENZIE of New York, is spending his vacation with his wife at the home of her uncle, Mr. Harry HOPKINS

Miss Marion GRIFFIN is improving slowly. 

Miss Fannie HALL of New York is visiting at the home of Mr. H. C. DIXON

+  On Wednesday afternoon a thimble party will be given by Mrs. Lewis FITCH and Miss Irma PECK.  

Miss Mary I. RIGNEY is entertaining Miss FRANKLIN of Geneva and the Misses MASTEN of Hammondsport. 

Joseph HAMM of Canandaigua and Cameron GUNNISON of Mertenisa are visiting at the home of Mrs. Julia RIGNEY

Miss WILSON of Utica, is spending some time with her brother, Mr. Louis WILSON, at the parsonage. 

Miss Isabelle SHEPARD is the guest of Miss Anna MC GEE at Consesus Lake. 

Miss Sarah FRENCH of Syracuse University, is the guest of Mrs. HOLTSLANDER.

Mrs. BENNETT of Ionia has been spending a few days with her daughter, Mrs. W. N. CONKLIN.  

Mr. William COTTRELL is seriously ill, at his home south of the village. 

Mr. E. MC GORY of LeRoy, has been visiting relatives in town .

Mrs. SHORT of Honeoye Falls, is at the home of R. P. WEBB.

Mrs. RICHMOND of Mt. Morris, is visiting at the home of Mr. F. S. CONKLIN.  

Miss Myrta COLEMAN has been ill during the past week. 

Miss May SHADDOCK of Corning, is in town.

Miss Ethel SHADDOCK who has been spending some time with relatives here, has returned to her home in Corning. 

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES    Wednesday     July 22, 1908      Pg 7, col  5    by:  Ron Hanley

Mrs. Anna Clayton VanWie, wife of Julian VanWie, died suddenly at the home of her son-in-law, John M. Willys in Elmira on Saturday morning, aged 51 years.  Mrs. VanWie was in her usual good health on Friday, but was taken ill Friday night and died before morning. 

Mr. VanWie and Mr. and Mrs. Willys were unfortunately all away from home at the time of her death, having been called to Indianapolis by business interests. Mr. and Mrs. VanWie formerly resided in Canandaigua leaving here for Elmira about eight years ago. 
Besides her husband Mrs. VanWie is survived by two children, Creighton VanWie, of New York City, and Mrs. Willys. The funeral service will be held in Elmira this morning and the interment will be at Woodlawn this afternoon, the funeral party arriving on the  3:20 train. The Rev Arthur Dongall of Elmira is the officiating clergyman.

Mrs. Michael Flynn -  The death of Ellen, wife of Michael Flynn, occurred on Saturday morning after an illness of several years.  Mrs. Flynn was born in Ireland 68 years ago and came to this village at the age of eight. 

She is survived by her husband, one son, Thomas F. Flynn, proprietor of the Imperial Hotel, with whom she resided, one brother,
Police Justice, J. J. Dwyer, and two sisters, Mrs. John Murray, of Wood Street, and Mrs. P. J. Gleason, Main Street North. 
The funeral which was largely attended, was held from St. Mary's church on Monday morning. Solemn High Mass was celebrated by the Rev. J. T. Dougherty assisted by Rev. J. D. Connelly as Deacon and Rev. J. J. Masseth as sub-deacon. The interment was at Calvary cemetery.

Viola JOHNSON, of Academy, died at the Canandaigua Hospital of Physicians and Surgeons, Sunday evening, of typhoid fever, from which she had been suffering about 4 weeks.  She was about 38 years of age and leaves one son, Leon JOHNSON, of this village, and a sister, living at Honeoye.  The funeral will be held today, Wednesday, at Honeoye, her former home.  

The death of Charles PICKETT, occurred on Sunday, at the home of his father, Patrick PICKETT, west of the village.  Mr. PICKETT was 47 years old and had been well known here as a violinist.  The funeral was held yesterday afternoon from St. Mary's church.

Ontario County Times, Canandaigua, NY   Wednesday,   July 22, 1908    by: Dianne Thomas

+  The cottage at Monagle's has been rented to Miss Clara CHASE and party of Holcomb.

+  The annual reunion of the 140th NY Volunteers will be held in the Armory at Geneva, on Thursday, August 27.

Fred BROWN, arrested for passing bogus checks, was on Monday convicted and sentenced by Police Justice DWYER to 10 days in jail. 


Personal Mentions

Miss Charlotte CHASE is visiting Miss Mary JEWETT at Menteths Point.

Mrs. Frank G. CLARK of Oxford, is with the Misses PALMER, Gibson street. 

Carl G. THOMPSON has returned to Schenectady after a four weeks vacation. 

Peter SCHLICK Jr., of Detroit, is visiting his parents, Mayor and Mrs. Peter SCHLICK.

Gaylord HOWLAND of Bristol street is visiting relatives at Elmira and Covington, Pa.

Mrs. John GLEASON, Main street north, will entertain a few ladies at a Tea this afternoon. 

Mrs. Edward PIERSON of Batavia is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. C. S. HUMPHREY, Perry place.

Mrs. L. O. GALPM, Main street north, is entertaining Mrs. C. T. LOOK of Atlantic Highland, NJ.

Mrs. Edward O. SMITH, Howell street, entertaining 12 ladies at cards Monday afternoon.

Walter S. SLEGHT, assistant cashier of the McKechnie bank is enjoying a two weeks vacation.  

Mrs. J. H. JOHNSON and children of Penn Yan, are guests of Mr. H. T. PARMELE, Howell street.

Miss Belle HULSE, Hubbell street, has been the guest of her cousins, Mr. and Mrs.. DAVIE of Lake Keuka.

Miss Elizabeth FLEISCHNER of New Haven, Conn., is the guest of the Misses FINLEY, Atwater place.  

Mrs. Willis R. MIXER of Syracuse is the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. ELDRIDGE, Clark street. 

Mr. and Mrs. D. S. WARNER of Phelps, were guest over Sunday of Mrs. Marvin H. DURAND, Scotland road.

Miss Alice PALMER of Syracuse is the guest of her sisters, the Misses PALMER, Gibson street, for two months. 

Patrick and Thomas MURRAY of Elmira, spent Sunday with their sisters, the Misses MURRAY, Fort Hill avenue. 

Mr. and Mrs. F. L. ANDERSON, Hubbell street are enjoying a weeks trip to New York, Boston and other places.  

Mrs. William HENDRICK and daughter of Auburn, Mich., were recently guests of the Misses HOFFMAN, Howell street. 

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin L. GAYLORD of Geneva were the guests over Sunday of the Rev. and Mrs. H. L. GAYLORD, Main street north. 

Edwin J. WALKER of Brooklyn, is spending the summer with his grandparents, Mr.& Mrs. Joshua WALKER, Gibson street.

+  The Rev. Richard MEILY, who occupied the pulpit of the Presbyterian church last Sunday morning, will officiate next Sunday also.

T. J. BATEMAN and family have removed from Park Avenue to the home on Bristol street, recently occupied by Edson I. CASE.

Miss Anna QUINN, Fort Hill avenue, returned on Sunday from Syracuse, where she has been visiting friends the past 10 days.

Mr.& Mrs. Royal R. SCOTT and daughter, Bessie, leave today for Livingston Lake in the Adirondacks, where they will spend a week. 

T. J. BATEMAN the well know grocery man, has changed his place of residence from Park avenue to the E. T. CASE home on Bristol street. 

Mr. and Mrs. Clay M WOOD and daughter, Dorothy ,are the guests of Mr. WOOD'S parents, Mr. and Mrs. George W. WOODS, Chapin street.

Mr. and Mrs. Victor A. MILLER have returned from their wedding trip and are guests of Mrs. MILLER'S mother, Mrs. Nellie COYLE, Howell street. 

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd G. HUTCHENS and daughter, Katherine of Albany, are guests of Mrs. HUTCHENS' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter SCHLICK, Bristol street. 

Mr. and Mrs. George T. THOMPSON, Mrs. Anne M. WOOD, Arthur and Alexander THOMPSON, returned on Monday from a two weeks trip to Lake Champlain and Lake George. 

Mrs. James MC CABE and Miss Elizabeth MC CLURE gave a thimble party on Monday afternoon at Mrs. MC CABE'S residence for the benefit the Kings Daughters Circle of the Presbyterian church.

Mr. and Mrs. MC CREA and child of Helena, Montana, have rented the south half of the MUTSCHLER house on Hubbell street. Mr. MC CREA is the Post Office Inspector.

Mr. and Mrs. Merritt C. WILCOX, Gibson street, who have been spending four weeks with their daughter, Mrs. A. A. ADAMS of Framingham, Mass., returned home on Saturday.  

William J. MC FARLANE and Ellis PARMELE are camping near Cottage city. 

Mrs. WAFFON of Buffalo, is visiting her sister, Mrs. W. W. MORRISON at Main Top. 

Thomas J. KENNEDY and family of Brook street are at their cottage near the Klondike.

Miss Elizabeth OSBORNE of Victor, has been visiting the Misses MC KECHNIE at Bay View.  

+  A party of sixteen ladies from Rochester were entertained by General J. A. REYNOLDS at Wahneeta, on Monday.

+  The Misses Sarah and Mary BATES, Hubbell street, are spending a couple of weeks at Linden Lodge, Cooks Point. 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert SMITH, Dungan street, and Mr. and Mrs. Horton MC MILLAN, are spending two weeks at the Hermitage.

Miss Louise POWELL, of Canton, Miss., arrived on Monday to be the guest of her sister, Mrs. W. L. FOSTER at Fostoria. 

Mrs. MC MURTRIE of Belvedere, NJ, will arrive this week to be the guest of her cousin, Mrs. A. W. ARMSTRONG, at Cottage City.

+  Several members of the Botanical Club enjoyed a picnic at Mrs. O. J. HALLENBECK'S lakeshore cottage, Ko Ko Ko Ho, on Friday.

Mrs. Edwin PEREGO and son, Main street north, and Mrs. F. G. HUTCHENS of Albany, go to Point Rochester for a month's sojourn.

Mr. Brainard T. SMITH of Birmingham, Ala., was last week the guest of his cousin, Mrs. J. S. MENTETH at Menteths Point.

Mr. and Mrs. C. MATTHEWS and son, of Corning, are at Point Rochester for two weeks; Miss Molly KERSNER and Perry KERSNER of Rochester, are spending their vacation there; Mr. and Mrs. Frederick GROVER and four children, of Rochester and Mr. and Mrs. M. D. BRIGGS are other guests. 

Mrs. M. N. CLEMENT and family and Mr. and Mrs. E. W. SIMMONS and children will leave next week for Camp Mohawk, Fourth Lake, in the Adirondacks, where they have taken a cottage for the month of August.  Miss Ruth SCOTT will be Mrs. CLEMENT'S guest.

+  The following have been enjoying a family reunion and house party at Oak Cliff on Canandaigua lake, for two weeks past: Mr. and Mrs. Ira P. CRIBB and son, Fred D. and Rolland CRIBB, Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. CRIBB, Miss Emillie CRIBB of Canandaigua; Charles CRIBB of Belding, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. E. H. JOHNSON, Geneva; Dr. and Mrs. James W. PARSONS and daughters, Miss Beulah and Vernie PARSONS, of Buffalo.

Dr. Clara A. SWAIN, who celebrated her 74th birthday at Castile on Saturday, was for several years a teacher in the Ontario Female Seminary in Canandaigua.  She later went as a missionary to India, being the first woman physician ever sent by a missionary society to the Orient.  It is said that she prescribed during her first year abroad for 1,300 patients and she was largely instrumental in securing the site for the hospital at Bareilly.


+  Operation for Appendicitis - Ruth, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. CANFIELD of West Avenue, was operated upon for appendicitis yesterday morning at Memorial Hospital, by Dr. Edward MULLIGAN of Rochester.  The child developed an acute attack of appendicitis about 4 o'clock in the morning at the Canfield cottage, at Cottage City, where the family are sojourning.  Dr. ARMSTONG, who is also one of the cottagers there, was hastily called, and having diagnosed the case, urged an immediate operation.  Dr. MULLIGAN was summoned by the phone and the child was brought here in Dr. ARMSTRONG'S auto.  The operation took less than 20 minutes and was very successful.  It was found to be quite a serious case. 


Thomas CURRAN, whose home is on Saltonstall street, died suddenly of heart failure on Saturday (July 18) afternoon.  Mr. CURRAN, who was a blacksmith by trade, had been in poor health and unable to work for several months, but having improved had sought and found employment in Rochester, and had been at work for only one day.  He seemed as well as usual on Saturday, but about 6 o'clock, death came upon him, without warning, in the shop.  

Mr. CURRAN was 53 years of age is sis survived by his wife and five sons: Leo, Vincent, Roger, Felix and Francis; his mother, Mrs. John CURRAN of Clifton Springs; three brothers, John of Clifton Springs, William and Daniel of this village; and three sisters, Mrs. Frank WEBER of Rochester, Mrs. William HALL and Mrs. Charles GERBIG of Detroit.  

The remains were brought to his home here and the funeral held from St. Mary's church yesterday morning.  The burial was at Calvary cemetery

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, N.Y.     Aug. 8, 1908                  by: GSubyak@aol.com

Canandaigua  - Aug 6 - Martin KINSELLA, of Littleville, who was arrested at the BEECHER lumber yard Sunday evening, charged with having been implicated in the theft of a half barrel of beer from the Dan HIGGINS saloon, on Niagara street, successfully established an alibi at the police court hearing this afternoon, and was discharged. He claims he was inveigled into the carousal by companions who gave him to understand that the beer had been bought and paid for. Through lack of evidence his dismissal by Justice DWYER seemed the only alternative.

Canandaigua  - Aug. 7 - This afternoon the appointment of a constable to succeed Charles PARSHALL, whose death occurred last week, was made. M. H. BAKER, of this village, was chosen. He was also appointed to the place of truant officer.

Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY   Aug 19, 1908           by: Dianne Thomas

DEATHS:   Patrick O' BRIEN Dead - A Well Known and Highly Respected Citizen of Littleville (picture in paper_

Patrick O'BRIEN, an old and much respected resident of Littleville, died at his home in that village at 1 pm on Friday, aged 77 years.  Mr. O'BRIEN was a native of the County Galway, Ireland.  He came to America in Aug 1856, and twelve years later, he bought the Litllleville farm where he had since resided and where his family was brought up.  He began life in a most humble way, limited in education and finance, but rich in thrift and honesty, to which was added an abundance of good nature.  He was a devoted member of the Catholic church, and when his end drew near he faced the great divide with the same composure that comes to a man who feels that he has done the best that he could for both himself and his fellow men.  

His final illness was of three weeks duration, terminating with cerebral hemorrhage.  His wife Ann, died two years ago last February and his surviving family consists of five sons: Daniel R., of Hopewell; John J. of Dundee, Patrick W., Frank and Martin of Shortsville.  He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ann O'BRIEN of Canandaigua, and by five grandchildren: Margaret A., J. Emmett and Walter O' BRIEN of Hopewell and Laura and Frances O' BRIEN of Dundee.  The funeral was held from his late home on Monday morning, with interment at Calvary cemetery in Canandaigua.  (note: per 1870 census, he was predeceased by daughters Mary & Julia)

ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE     Monday     August 31, 1908       Page  3         by:  Ron Hanley

Patrick Meath, Canandaigua Meat Man,  Dies  Canandaigua, Aug. 30

Patrick Meath, who for many years has been in the meat business in Canandaigua died Saturday night at 10 o'clock at his home, in Bristol St. He was about 70 years old, and had passed most of his life in this village. The immediate cause of death was a stroke of paralysis, but it is thought this was super-induced by injuries he sustained some months ago, when a wagon in which he was riding was struck by a runaway team and he was flung forcibly from it.
Mr. Meath leaves his wife, four sons and three daughters, Bernard Meath, of Canandaigua, Mrs. John Dugan, of Rochester, James Meath, of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. John Martin, of Bath, Miss Mary Meath, William and Howard Meath, of Canandaigua.

The Naples Record            Friday          December 11, 1908      by: Dianne Thomas

WASHINGTON LETTER - [From our Regular Correspondent.]  Washington D. C.   Dec. 5, 1908.

No man up a tree in Washington, who has for thirty years or more watched and studied the evolution of the executive branch of the government, can be pessimistic with reference to the progress of his country and its ability to wrest itself from abuses. 

Thirty years ago the government offices were tilled, without regard to fitness, by the friends and favorites, of people, high in office, whether in the White House or the Cabinet; in army or the navy; or in Congress. There has  been a remarkable change with reference to this condition, and as a result the clerical and working force of the government is improved and much more effective. 

There was a long agitation before a civil service law was passed, and even after its passage and its partial trial, there were continuous attacks on the system by the beneficiaries of the old plan and of the old ides, expressed in the words, "To the victors, belong the spoils" ..... the people who are mostly those who have..........those who have secured their places by a competitive examination and have actually some fitness for the work. 

It is so not only in the bureaus in this city, where nearly twenty-five thousand people are employed, but it is also in the postal service and in the consulates of the United States, scattered throughout the world. 

A few of the old hold-overs remain, but time is decimating their ranks and it will not be long before the departments will be equipped with people who were never appointed merely because Senator So-and-so or Cabinet Minister So-and-so desired to reward them for kin ship or service. No one has done as much to improve the service as the present occupant of the White House, and members of Congress were this week surprised and shocked - if anything coming from the White House can have this effect upon them - to learn that the President has, by a stroke of his pen, robbed them of the last vestige of patronage that they possessed in placing more than fifteen thousand federal employees, viz: fourth class postmasters, under civil service protection. Hitherto these postmasters have been the playthings of politicians or the hence men of Congressmen.

Now they cannot be removed from office when a new member of Congress is elected, but can be removed only for the good of the service, after charges have been filed and proved and after the accused has been given a hearing. 

The joint "declaration" made by the Japanese and the United States governments, which has just been published, or the "treaty" as some call it, is a subject of very interested discussion here in Washington, as it is doubtless in every corner of the world where international affairs are a subject of discussion. From an English and a European standpoint, the agreement is looked upon as a treaty of most far reaching and salutary possibility. The Japanese ambassador, in speaking of the declaration says that it does nothing more than re-affirm what was declared by the two governments long ago as a definition of their understanding, but that the exchange of the notes between governments of such great moral standing as those of the United States and Japan will have a great importance in the carrying out of their common policies. 

The ambassador says that in this respect the declaration is something like a transaction between trusted friends and it is believed that the people, of each country  will have the same confidence as their own governments in respect to the declaration of the other and in doing so there will be everything to gain and nothing to lose and friendly intercourse and commercial relations will be fully developed. It is all very well to make peace pacts and declarations, but Old Hickory's advice, "Trust in God but keep your powder dry," is the policy which will probably be followed by both countries. 

A reorganization in the force and efficiency is projected for the many by the President, and enthusiastically sustained by the younger officers of the navy. 

Mr. Root, when he was Secretary of War, effected after a great struggle with Congress and the old fogies of the army, a military reorganization which has proven itself already most helpful in the increased efficiency and mobility of the new service. One has only to compare the clumsy and dilatory mobilization of the army ten years ago, at the beginning of the war with Spain, and the more recent quick expedition of a perfectly organized and equipped army to Cuba, to be convinced of the effectiveness of the new military regime. Now it is determined to effect a like reorganization in the navy and it is said that the President has appealed in this instance to Secretary Hoot for help and counsel in effecting the change.

Our navy has n a few years grown steadily from fourth or fifth rank in the navies of the world to the second rank, and is inferior to that of Great Britain alone. In target practice, our naval gunners are perhaps the best in the world, but there is not in the Navy an organization or a board similar to that in the army to campaign and to keep the establishment in a state of perpetual efficiency and readiness to strike.

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