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Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Friday
Feb 26, 1909
WILL OF LUCIEN B. GUNN
UPHELD IN SUPREME COURT - Effort of Ida S. McOMBER and
Another to Break It Fails.
Feb 25 - The case of Ida S. McOMBER and another
vs. Sarah PITTENGER and others, which has
occupied the Supreme court here for a few days, was considered today, the
jury deciding a verdict for the defendant after only one ballot. The
case was in regard to the estate of late Lucian B.
GUNN, whose will was contested. The will was satisfied.
E. COOK appeared in court today and obtained an interlocutory
decree of divorce from her husband
John O. COOK. Mary W. HANLEY was
named as correspondent in this case. There was no appearance on the
part of Mr. COOK. John GILLETTE of
Canandaigua, represented the plaintiff. There being no further
business, Judge BEATON adjourned court.
Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua,
NY Friday, Oct 1, 1909 pg
5 by: Dianne
Mr. and Mrs. Frank H.
EIGHMY, happily observed the 25th anniversary of their marriage at their
home on Mason street, last evening, surround by a company of 70 relatives and
friends. Mrs. EIGHMY greeted her friends in
her wedding gown, which is an heirloom, and is now over 60 years old. It
is of green and white silk tissue. A bountiful supper was served and a
program of music rendered. The house was decorated with autumn leaves and
woodbine. Over the gay window in the living room, was an arch and large
silver figures "1884 - 1909". the color scheme was green and
white. Frank H. EIGHMY and Miss Fannie DAVIS were
married at Victor, NY, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Dennison DAVIS. Rev. Dwight HISCOX, then pastor of the
Baptist church here, was assisted in the ceremony by Rev.
Rescon DEXTER, a relative of the bride. A few of those who attended
the wedding were present last night, but most of them have passed away. Mr.
and Mrs. EIGHMY were recipients of many beautiful and useful
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL
Friday October 8, 1909
Pg 6, col 2
by: Ron Hanley
STRAY NEWS NOTES FROM THE COUNTY AND NEARBY
Mrs. Anna C. Kesel, the mother of
19 children, 14 of whom are living, and married 54
years, died at her home near Honeoye Falls on Monday, aged 71 years. The
oldest child is about 50 years of age and the youngest 26. Nine
daughters and 5 sons, 37 grandchildren and two great grandchildren survive.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL
Friday November 5, 1909
Pg 5, col
5 by: Ron Hanley
Ross R. Scott, only son of Hon.
and Mrs. Royal R. Scott, died at the family home, Main Street North, on
Monday (Nov 1st)evening. The young man had recently suffered from tuberculosis
for about a year, and had recently returned home from
Lake Placid in good spirits and improved health. Late on Monday evening, after
retiring, he suffered a hemorrhage, and died within an hour.
No death in Canandaigua in recent years has caused more
profound sorrow, or stirred such genuine sympathy for
the bereaved parents and family. Ross possessed
one of those rare dispositions which attracts spontaneous popularity. In
school, in business and socially, he was a leader and a favorite. He
was a member of the Baptist Church, both here and in Buffalo while
the family resided there, and he was a leader in school athletics, attaining
professional rank as a football player. His death cut short a
Besides his parents, deceased is survived by three sisters, Mrs.
Cribb, of Rochester, and Misses Ruth and Bessie
Scott of this village. Funeral services were held at the home
yesterday afternoon, Rev. J. S. Ebersole officiating,
and burial was in Woodlawn.
Ontario County Times, Canandaigua, NY
Dec 17, 1909 by: Ron Hanley
SENATOR RAINES LOSES IN BRAVE FIGHT FOR LIFE
Death Came Peacefully at 1:45 O'clock Yesterday Morning--Toxaemia
Cause of Death--Neighbors, County, District and State in Mourning--Sketch
of Life of Brilliant Political Leader and Ontario's Most Prominent
Citizen--Funeral will be Held Monday Afternoon at 2 O'clock at the
John Raines, president of
the state senate, father of the present election law and the liquor tax
law, citizen, soldier and friend, died at 1:45 yesterday morning from
tozaemia. Forty-five minutes before his death consciousness left him and
he slept his life away, painless and peaceful.
The senator's illness, in spite of the efforts of the best
medical skill, was of never halting downward progress since he first felt
indisposed in early November. The affection, appearing in stomach and
bowels, was puzzling. The patient's response to treatment was not
satisfactory. Dr. J. A. Hawley, the senator's
physician, called in Dr. Newton W. Collins, of
Rochester, and later, Dr. Newman, of Albany,
and Dr. Frederick, of Buffalo, were
consulted. The case was diagnosed as blood poisoning. Drs.
F. P. Warner and H. C. Buell were later called into the case.
Since Friday night a number of depressing and
discouraging symptoms appeared, but the patient rallied and hope and despair
alternated almost to the end.
Senator Raines was a member of
Canandaigua lodge, F. and A. M., Excelsior chapter, and the Grand Army
post and other organizations.
At the bedside were the senator's three sons, Postmaster John
Raines Jr., Charles T. Raines, of New York City, and George
Raines, of Rochester, and two daughters, Mrs.
W. E. Sylvester, of New York City, and Mrs.
J. H. Kessler, of Philadelphia. Mrs. W. H.
Welch, the senator's third daughter, is critically ill.
Hon. William L. Parkhurst, Hon.
Maynard N. Clement and other close personal friends remained in the
hospital until the end came.
The funeral of Senator Raines will
be held at the Methodist church on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The
service will be conducted by the Grand Army of the Republic. Burial will
be in Woodlawn cemetery.
Between the hours of 10 A. M. and 1 P. M. on Monday, the
body will lie in state in the Methodist church under guard of the 84th
Separate Company of Geneva. A detail from the company will
serve as active bearers. The honorary bearers will be announced today.
The family of the deceased senator has received hundreds of
telegrams of sympathy from all parts of the country.
The Ontario County Times, with considerable enterprise,
issued an extra edition yesterday containing the following accurate,
thorough and well prepared sketch of the life of Senator Raines:
Senator Raines was the third John Raines in line of
descent, his father and his grandfather, who were both Methodist clergymen
and men of force and character, having been so baptised.
Though the Senator never prided himself on the honorable lineage,
preferring to rest his reputation upon his own work, it is
interesting to note that he numbered Norman barons among
his ancestry and that the homestead of Ryton Grange
in Yorkshire, Eng., remains in possession of
representatives of the family to this day.
The first John Raines, the
Senator's grandfather, gathering the remnants of a fortune badly impaired
in the Napoleonic wars, came to America in 1817.
After a residence of some years in Philadelphia, the family settled on a
farm near Canandaigua, about the year 1830. The son, Rev.
John Raines, 2nd, married Mary Remington
of this town.
John Raines, 2nd, was
prominent in the Methodist denomination and held important charges in the
western part of the State. His large family included four sons, who rose
to prominence in political and professional lines: John
Raines, the oldest, whose distinguished career as Assemblyman,
Congressman and State Senator has just now been ended by death; Thomas
Raines, who was State Treasurer in 1871-4 and who now is an honored
citizen of the city of Rochester; George Raines,
who represented the Monroe district in the State Senate in 1878-9, who
gained state wide reputation as a great criminal lawyer, and who died in
Rochester in November, 1908, and William
G. Raines, who attained prominence as a lawyer in Washington and
New York City and is now living in retirement in
Wheeler Station in this county. Two sons, Thaddeus
and Eugene Raines, died in early manhood. A daughter, Miss
Mary Raines, the youngest member of the
family, became the wife of Hon. George F. Yeoman,
of Rochester, and is now a resident of that city.
Senator John Raines, the
oldest child of Rev. John and Mary
Remington Raines, was born in Canandaigua, May 6, 1840, was
educated in the common schools, was graduated from the Albany Law School,
taught school for awhile, then engaged in the practice of law in Geneva, relinquished
this in the fall of 1861 to raise a company of volunteers for the war, and
was commissioned captain of Company G. of the 85th New York Regiment,
served in the army of the Potomac and in North Carolina until July, 1863,
when he returned to Geneva and resumed the practice of law, removed to
Canandaigua in 1867, opening here a law and insurance
From the year last named, 1867, Mr.
Raines continued to reside in Canandaigua, and here it was in 1880,
when he was 40 years of age, that he received his
first political preferment, being elected to the Assembly
on the Republican ticket. He was reelected the following year, as was the
party custom here in those days.
It was during this first term of service as a Member
of the Assembly that Mr. Raines secured
recognition as a sagacious political
leader through the part which he took in the controversies
following the resignation of United States Senators Conklin and Platt, and
in securing the election to one of the vacancies then created of the Hon. Elbridge
G. Lapham, then representing the 27th district of this State in the
House of Representatives.
In 1883 Mr. Raines was taken
up as a forlorn hope as a candidate again for election to the Assembly,
against the Hon. Frank
Rice, then a candidate for his
second term, and was defeated. In 1884 he was again nominated for the
office and was elected over the Democratic candidate, Hon.
The following year, 1885, Mr. Raines
was nominated and elected to succeed Hon. Thomas
Robinson as the representative of the old 28th, or
Ontario-Schuyler-Wayne-Yates District in the State Senate. He was
reelected to this office in 1887, and in 1890 went to Congress as the
representative of the 29th Congressional district Ontario-Steuben and
Yates counties, and he remained a member of that body for two terms, or
until 1894, when the State having been reapportioned, he was thrown into
the same district with the Hon. Sereno E. Payne
and retired in the latter's favor. At the special election held that year
for filling the vacancy caused by the resignation of Hon.
Charles T. Saxton, elected to the office of Lieutenant Governor, Mr.
Raines was elected again to the State Senate. In the following
year, 1895, he was returned from the new 42nd district, comprising the
counties of Ontario and Wayne, in the face of bitter and determined
opposition both at the primaries and at the polls, the Democratic
candidate being the Hon. J. Henry Metcalf. In
1898 and at each biennial election of State Senators since that date, Mr.
Raines has been accorded unanimous re-nomination to the office in
which he had gained such distinction, and was each
time successful by a large majority, though opposed
at successive elections by some of the strongest Democratic leaders in the
Senator Raines early developed
peculiar aptitude for legislative work and also forensic ability of a high
his return in 1895 to his old and always his best beloved
work, that of the State Senate, he took hold of the tangle in which the
efforts to secure a new ballot law had been thrown by the controversies
between the Republican Legislature and the Democratic Governor and
introduced the blanket ballot bill, which became a law at the same session
and which has remained with slight amendments to the present time, being
recognized as a most efficient agent for securing a fair election and an
It was the following year, 1896, that Senator
Raines introduced that radical departure in
excise legislation known as the liquor tax
bill, and it was through his able advocacy of the measure
on the floor of the Senate and his skillful mustering of the forces
necessary to secure its passage that it was finally enacted and placed
upon the statute book. No measure of legislation ever called down upon its
sponsor such a storm of denunciation and ridicule as did the Liquor Tax
law upon Senator Raines. From one end of the State to the other he was
anathematized by the liquor interests, timid leaders of his own party
predicted that he had sounded the death knell of Republican control, and
the city papers in editorials and cartoons held him up to public derision
as the Buckwheat Senator.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester,
Monroe, NY Monday
Feb. 28, 1910
Death in Canandaigua Hospital After Long Search for Health
Canandaigua - Feb. 27 - Edward FLINT, 30 years of age, died in the Canandaigua
Hospital of Physicians and Surgeons at 5 o'clock this morning of tuberculosis, after fourteen months of illness. He had traveled to San
Francisco and then to Arizona in search of health, and returned to Geneva six weeks ago. Four weeks ago he came to the hospital here.
Mr. FLINT leaves his wife and a daughter, 5 years old, in San Francisco. He
also leaves three sisters, Mrs. John VAN BROOKER and
Miss Eva FLINT, of Canandaigua, and Miss Sila FLINT, of Bath, and two brothers,
coroner at Canandaigua, and Harry FLINT, of New York city.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester,
Monroe, NY Tuesday Mar 1, 1910
AGED CHAPIN MAN DIES FROM INJURIES RECEIVED IN FIRE
Ira Cooper Passes Away in Hospital in Canandaigua ---Two Houses Destroyed
Canandaigua, Feb. 28 - Ira COOPER, the aged man who was burned in the fire at
Chapin Sunday evening, died in the Canandaigua Hospital for Physicians and Surgeons at 9 o'clock.
Mr. COOPER was burned about the head, arms and one leg, and the burns were deep. He did not recover consciousness after the fire.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, N.Y.
Mar. 12, 1910
Well-Known Canandaigua Man Dies in Memorial Hospital
Canandaigua - March 11 - Ralph H. HAYES, a well known resident of this
place, died yesterday morning at 6:30 o'clock at the Canandaigua Hospital of Physicians and Surgeons, aged 49 years.
Mr. HAYES had been confined to his bed with paralysis for the last three years.
The deceased was born in East Bloomfield, and was the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph HAYES. The mother died here a few months ago.
Mr. HAYES is a printer by trade, and for a number of years was foreman for the Messenger
of this place.
Mr. HAYES leaves his wife, two sons, Gordon, of this place, and
Carleton C., of Geneva; one sister, Mrs. E. C.
FINSEY, of Rochester, and one daughter- in-law (didn't get rest of article)
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL
April 29, 1910
by: Ron Hanley
Mr. and Mrs. Stanton Kirkham, and
daughter, Mary, who have been spending
several months at Wilford Place, Pinewood, S.C., will arrive in Canandaigua,
Victor Herald, Victor, NY
Ambrose T. LANE was building a wire fence on his farm west of this village,
last Friday afternoon, a piece of wire which he was cutting snapped into his
face badly lacerating the right eye. Mr. LANE caught
a Rochester and Eastern car for Rochester almost immediately and went to a
hospital for treatment. So badly was the eye injured that it was found
necessary to remove it that evening. As Mr. LANE is
suffering from what is thought to be a cataract on the left eye, the loss of the
other is a doubly sore affliction. The injured man is making a good
recovery from the operation and expects to return to his home, this week.
GILL of Warsaw, has been awarded $11,500 damages for injuries received in
an accident at Elmira while he was in the employ of the Erie railroad.
dog owned by N. W. THOMPSON and said to be worth
$100, was killed by "Bob" HALL, the Canandaigua
dog catcher, Wednesday. It is said that THOMPSON
will sue Sheriff GOODING to recover damages on the
ground that the quarantine is illegal.
and Mrs. Thomas H. WHITE, of Rochester, who were stopping at the New
Seneca Hotel at Seneca Falls, were burned to death early Sunday morning when
fire broke out in the hotel. The blaze spread to other adjoining buildings
and the loss is estimated at $40,00 to $50,000.
Sale of "Messenger" Postponed - The sale of the property of the
Messenger Printing company of Canandaigua, which was advertised to take place
Tuesday, was not held but an adjournment was taken until July 5, at 2 o'clock in
the afternoon, by order of Referee Earl S. WARNER of
Phelps. The property to be sold consists of the business block on Main
street here, the presses and all machinery of the establishment, the
subscription list and good will of the business, etc.
THE VICTOR HERALD July 1, 1910
Pg 1, col 4 by: Ron Hanley
Simonds - Cooper
The marriage of Miss Mary Elwell Cooper,
of Canandaigua, and Warren French
Simonds, of this village, took place at the home of the bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lafayette Cooper, of No. 76
Chapel Street, Canandaigua, at two o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, June 22.
The ceremony was performed by Rev.
Livingston L. Taylor in the presence of about
twenty relatives and friends. The bride was attired in a gown of white
batiste with trimmings of baby Irish lace. She carried a bouquet of white
roses and wore a pearl bandeau in her hair. The rooms were attractively
decorated with palms, ferns, mountain laurel, peonies and roses. A wedding
was served. After a western trip, Mr.
and Mrs. Simonds will reside in this village (Victor).
CULLEN - BROCKLEBANK - The marriage
of Miss Maude BROCKLEBANK and Leo CULLEN, both of
Canandaigua, took place at St.
Mary's rectory in that town, on Wednesday morning, June 29. Rev.
James T. DOUGHERTY performed the ceremony. Miss
BROCKLEBANK had been supplying in the local telephone exchange for the
past few weeks.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, N.Y.
Wed, Aug. 10, 1910
HOFF - In this city,
Tuesday morning, August 9, 1910, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs.
August SE(I or L)SER, No. 143 Lewis street, Margaret
HOFF, widow of John HOFF, of
Canandaigua, aged 83 years. Besides her daughter she is survived by two
sons, Robert HOFF, of Rochester, and John
HOFF, of Cleveland, Oh., eleven grandchildren and three
Funeral (private) on Thursday. Burial at Canandaigua. Kindly omit flowers.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL
by: Ron Hanley
Last week Thursday night Mr. and Mrs. L.
D. Herendeen were painfully injured when their horse ran away down
Entrenchment Hill, in Farmington. Mr. Herendeen
suffered a broken ankle and his wife a fractured wrist.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL
Friday December 2,
by: Ron Hanley
Yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Ira P. Cribb,
Park Street, occurred the death of Mrs. Waity Gifford,
widow of the late Samuel Douglass, aged nearly 86
years. Mrs. Douglass suffered a slight stroke
about three weeks ago from which she was recovering, but her great energy
exceeded her strength, and last Saturday in endeavoring to get about, she
fell, fracturing her shoulder and injuring her hip, which injuries caused her
Deceased was born in Pittstown, Renssealear County, in Jan.
1814, and had been a resident of this town for many
years. Up to six years ago, when her husband died and she came to live with
her daughter, she had resided upon a farm in this town.
There survive two daughters, Mrs. Cribb
and Mrs. Isiah Case, and two sons, Fred
G. Douglass and James S. Douglass, all of
this town. Funeral services will be held at the
home of Mrs. Cribb tomorrow afternoon,
and burial will be in Woodlawn. Dr. Copeland,
pastor of the Methodist church, of which Mrs. Douglass
had long been a member, will officiate.
ANOTHER LOCAL NEWSPAPER
Mrs. Waity G. Douglass died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Ira P. Cribb, 120 Park
Street, Thursday afternoon at 2 25 o'clock. The funeral
services Saturday afternoon at three o'clock, were conducted by Rev.
Dr. Arthur Copeland, of the Methodist church, assisted by Rev.
Livingston L. Taylor of the Congregational church. Interment was at
On the 5th day of November Mrs. Douglass
suffered a stroke of paralysis from which she was
rapidly recovering, when three weeks later she fell while attempting to walk
in her room, sustaining a broken shoulder bone, and an internal injury. She
grew weaker from this time until the time of her death five days later.
Mrs. Douglass was born in
Pittstown, NY, January 27, 1825, where she lived until
her marriage to Samuel S. Douglass in 1846. Mr.
Douglass died about six years ago, since which time Mrs.
Douglass made her home with Mrs. Cribb. Mr. and
Mrs. Douglass moved to Canandaigua fifty three years ago.
Five children survive, Mrs. Ira P. Cribb,
Mrs. I. I. Case, Miss Mary
Douglass, Fred G. Douglass, and James S. Douglass. Bert Warfield and
Mrs. Stephen Beach are children of Mrs. Caroline
Warfield, a deceased daughter of Mrs. Douglass.
She leaves fifteen grandchildren and eight grandchildren.
Mrs. Douglass was well educated
and possessed a remarkably brilliant mind to the very
last. Her wit and keen sense of humor were a continual source of pleasure to
her friends and family. She was a constant reader, and did not permit old age
to interfere with her
interest in the happenings of the world. Only a few days before
her death she expressed herself most decidedly upon certain political
For a great many years Mrs. Douglass had
been a member of the Methodist church, and took great
interest in its activities. She
possessed a sweet Christian character. Contemplating death
calmly she looked forward with happiness to the life hereafter. Sacrificing
for others, optimistic and cheerful, she leaves an influence for better things
that will live for years to come in the hearts of loved ones, and those
privileged to know her intimately.
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