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Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Sunday, Jan 3, 1915 by: GSubyak@aol.com
MEATH - In this city, Friday
night, January 1, 1915, Bernard J. MEATH, of Canandaigua,
N. Y., aged 45 years. He is survived by his wife, Julia
ROACH MEATH; his mother, Mrs. Patrick MEATH,
of Canandaigua, N. Y.; three brothers, James, of
Cleveland, Ohio; Howard and William, of
Canandaigua, N. Y.; three sisters, Mary, of
Canandaigua, N. Y., Mrs. John DUGAN, of
Rochester, Mrs. John MARTIN, of Mount
Morris, N. Y. -The remains were removed to Hyland Mortuary Chapel, No. 9_2
west, and will be taken to Canandaigua, N. Y., for interment.
WHITE - Mrs. Lura M. WHITE, daughter of the late Joseph and Louise PITCHER, died yesterday at the home, No. 36 Pearl street, Canandaigua. She leaves a son, Charles E. WHITE, of this city; a brother, Eugene PITCHER, of Parma and two sisters, Mrs. Emma ALLEN, of this city, and Mrs. James CORBET, of Barnard. Mrs. WHITE had been a teacher in Canandaigua schools for thirty years. Ill health forced her to give up her position recently. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Canandaigua for thirty-five years.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Monday, Jan 4, 1915 by: GSubyak@aol.com
MRS. LURA M. WHITE - Canandaigua, Jan. 3 - The death of Mrs. Lura M. WHITE, for about thirty-one years a teacher in the first grade of the Canandaigua public schools, occurred yesterday morning in the home of her sister-in-law Mrs. C. M. OSGOOD, in Pearl street, aged 66 years. She leaves a son, Charles E. WHITE, of Rochester; a brother Eugene PITCHER, of Parma, and two sisters, Mrs. Emma ALLEN, of Rochester, and Mrs. James CORBETT, of Barnard. The funeral will be held from the OSGOOD home here at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, with Rev. Livingston I. TAYLOR, Congregationalist pastor here, officiating.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Thursday, Jan 7, 1915 by: GSubyak@aol.com
McCARTHY - At her
residence, No. 125 Park street, Canandaigua, N. Y., Tuesday noon, January
5, 1915, Nora McCARTHY. She leaves four brothers,
Jeremiah and John, of Rochester, Charles
and Patrick of Canandaigua; one sister, Mrs.
T. P. MURRAY, of Canandaigua. Notice of funeral later.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Friday, Jan 8, 1915 by: GSubyak@aol.com
McCARTHY - The
funeral of Miss Nora McCARTHY, who died in
Canandaigua Wednesday, January 6, 1915, will take place from her
residence, No. 123 Park street, Saturday morning at 9 o'clock and at
9:30 from St. Mary's Church. Interment
will be made in Calvary cemetery.
Victor Herald, Victor, NY Fri, March 12, 1915 by: Dianne Thomas
HARMON Receives Moderate Sentence - William HARMON of this village who had pleaded guiltily to maintaining a gambling house and trafficking in liquor illegally, was sentenced by Judge THOMPSON in county court Monday morning, to serve 3 months in Monroe County Penitentiary and pay a fine of $200 or stand committed one day for $2.00 thereof in the event of nonpayment. The sentence is regarded as one of justice, tempered with mercy.
HARMON was represented in court by Attorney John COLMEY, who presented a petition signed by 200 Victor citizens, asking for clemency. Mr. COLMEY made a able plea for his client, asserting that while he was technically guilty of violating the law, he had not done so with malicious or evil intent, but rather through ignorance and with the desire to make a good fellow of himself. He claimed that the :rake-off" was taken simply to pay the expenses of the beer and food serviced and that it was a kind of a club affair. At the conclusion of Mr. COLMEY'S remarks, Judge THOMPSON stated that a number of those whose names were signed to the petition had written privately in opposition to its appeal. He said that there could be but one law applicable to both Italians and Americans and announced that should prisoners hereafter appear before him convicted of conducting a gambling place, where the was a "rake-off", they would receive prison sentences.
Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY Apr, 9, 1915 by Dianne Thomas
+ Miss Harriet HALL of Newark, NJ, spend several days with the family of her uncle, Frank A. HALL, last week.
+ Mr. & Mrs. HERRINGTON of East Bloomfield, were last week guests of Mr. & Mrs. Frank A. HALL.
+ N. E. HUTCHENS, is doing nicely.
+ Mrs. Roy MULLEN is ill. Her mother Mrs. E. COYE, is with her.
+ Miss Irene COYE was taken to a Canandaigua hospital for treatment on Monday.
+ Mr. & Mrs. ATWATER and family were recently guests of Mr. & Mrs. N. H. ROGERS.
+ Newton ROGERS of Cornell, spent his vacation with his parents here, returning on Monday.
+ Mrs. CROSBY of the lakeshore, entertained friends last week, Thursday.
+ Miss STANDISH plans to spend a part of her vacation at Naples.
+ Morton JONES has moved to his farm south of this place.
+ Dr. HUTCHENS is not improving as rapidly as his friends would like.
+ Mr. & Mrs. Theodore FOSTER visited friends in Rushville the past week.
+ Mrs. Hiram ISHAM, who has been very ill, is recovering slowly.
+ Mr. & Mrs. Martin HASKELL returned home on Monday, after a visit at Groton with the former's sister, Mrs. Milo MORAN.
+ Mr. & Mrs. Warren DAVIS attended the funeral of Mrs. Mary I. ROSE, widow of G. I. ROSE, at Bloomfield on Tuesday. Mrs. ROSE had been with her daughter, Mrs. Charles DAVIS, a great share of the time and had made scores of friends.
Ontario County Journal Friday, May 7, 1915 Pg 5, col 6 by: Ron Hanley
Henry Chapin Pratt, a life long resident of this vicinity, passed away at his home on Scotland Road on Saturday morning, following an illness of several weeks. Deceased was the son of Harvey and Elizabeth Hayes Pratt, and was born at Hopewell 63 years ago. There survive four sisters, Misses Elizabeth, Anna and Jean Pratt, and Mrs. Frederick W. Latimer, all of Canandaigua. The funeral services were held at his home on Monday afternoon. Rev. Livingston L. Taylor officiated. The bearers were J. A. Mc Cauley, F.W. Chesebro, Charles C. Sacket and Edward W. Simmons, of this city, Edward Wyckoff, of Rochester and Newton Wycoff of Perry. Interment was in Woodlawn.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY July 22, 1915 by: GSubyak@aol.com
Mrs. Mary R. ROCHFORD
Canandaigua - July 21 - The death of Mrs. Mary R. ROCHFORD, widow of Richard ROCHFORD, occurred in the Rochford home in Center street this morning. She was a woman well along in years and leaves four daughters, Catherine, Anna, Alice and Julia ROCHFORD, and two sons, William and Richard. The funeral will be held Friday morning at 9:30 o'clock from the Catholic Church with Rev. M. B. GRODEN officiating.
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Sunday, August 1, 1915 by: Ron Hanley
Bore Thirteen Children and Ran a Business Thirty-three Years, active on Her Ninetieth Birthday
Although the span of her years is four score and ten, Mrs. Nancy McCormick who lives with her son William J. McCormick, at 457 Main Street West, has few of the infirmities that come with advanced age. Mrs. McCormick is today celebrating her ninetieth birthday and she said yesterday that she expected to enjoy the occasion fully as much as do her sons and daughters and the friends who are expected to drop in. There has been not a little action in Mrs. McCormick's life. She was born in Middlebury, Vt. on August 1, 1825, and a few years later her parents removed to Franklin Co. in this state. She was married to Francis McCormick at Sackett's Harbour in 1840, when she was but more than 15 years old.
Mrs. McCormick and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. McAdam, started from Franklin county for Rochester on a lake boat but her mother was so badly upset by the rough weather encountered that the captain of the boat refused to take the party farther than Sackett's Harbour. Mrs. McCormick's husband died in Canandaigua in 1868. Some years before his death he had established an ice business in that town, and Mrs. McCormick continued the business, conducting it for thirty-three years. She was the first Business woman in Canandaigua and is well known in that place. When help was scarce she frequently did a man's work in the cutting and harvesting of ice.
Some years ago the town of Canandaigua built a pier into the lake, and Mrs. McCormick was made pier mistress, or toll collector, a fee being exacted from all vehicles that drove on the pier and from the boats that landed there. It was the duty of Mrs. McCormick to collect these fees, and it is a matter of record that she did her work well.
Mrs. McCormick had thirteen children, six of whom are living. Besides her son William J. McCormick, with whom she has made her home for eight years, she has two children in Rochester, Mrs. Owen Doyle and Mrs. Laura Koons. Her other living children, John McCormick, Mrs. Sarah Meath and Mrs. David Gentner, are in Canandaigua. Her oldest son, now dead, enlisted in the Civil war when he was 17 years old.
Except for difficulty in walking due to rheumatism, Mrs. McCormick is exceptionally active for a person who has attained her years. She is able to read without glasses and also to do tatting her favorite occupation. She says the counting necessary to tatting keeps her from thinking. She has an unusually retentive memory for things that happened long ago and is able to recite verses she learned as a child. Mrs. McCormick has done considerable traveling. She visits Canandaigua a year ago and hopes to go again. She has a vivid recollection of the Civil war and says that the present European conflict impresses her as being a more horrifying struggle. A small excerpt from an article about the pier, On the pier a small building on the left side served as a waiting room for the travelers. Next to it was a lunch room, known as " The Daisy" " operated by the Widow Nancy McCormick. Known as a pioneer business woman of Canandaigua, she also ran an ice business and a small boat livery and served as toll collector for all vehicles which used the pier and all boats that landed there.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday August 6, 1915 Pg 4
FORMER RESIDENT PASSES 90th BIRTHDAY
Mrs. Nancy McCormack, Mother of Thirteen Children, Ran Ice Business Here 35 Years
Sunday morning's Rochester Democrat and Chronicle contained the following of a former well known Canandaiguan, Mrs. Nancy McCormack, whose long residence in this place made her a familiar personage to the older inhabitants of this city. Although the span of her years is four score and ten, Mrs. Nancy McCormack, who lives with her son, William J. McCormack, at No. 457 Main Street west, has few of the infirmities that come with advanced age. Mrs. McCormack is today celebrating her 90th birthday, and she said yesterday that she expected to enjoy the occasion fully as much as do her sons and daughters, and the friends who are expected to drop in.
There has been not a little action in Mrs. McCormack's life. She was born at Middlebury, Vt., on August 1, 1825, and a few years later her parents removed to Franklin county, in this state. She was married to Francis McCormack at Sackett's Harbor, in 1840, when she was but a little more than 14 years old. Mrs. McCormack and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. McAdam, started from Franklin county for Rochester on a lake boat, but her mother was so badly upset by the rough weather encountered that the captain of the boat refused to take the party farther than Sackett's Harbor. Mrs. McCormack's husband died in Canandaigua in 1868. Some years before his death he had established an ice business in that town, and Mrs. McCormack continued the business, conducting it for 33 years. She was the first business woman in Canandaigua and is well known in that place. When help was scarce, she frequently did a man's work in the cutting and harvesting of ice.
Some years ago the town of Canandaigua built a pier into the lake, and Mrs. McCormack was made pier mistress, or toll collector, a fee being exacted from all vehicles that drove on the pier and from the boats which landed there. It was the duty of Mrs. McCormack to collect these fees, and it is a matter of record that she did her work well. Mrs. McCormack had 13 children, six of whom are living. Besides her son, William J. McCormack, with whom she has made her home for eight years, she has two other children in Rochester, Mrs. Owen Doyle and Mrs. Laura Koons. Her other living children, John McCormack, Mrs. Sarah Meath and Mrs. David Gentner, are in Canandaigua. Her oldest son, now dead, enlisted in the Civil War when he was 17 years old.
Except for difficulty in walking due to rheumatism, Mrs. McCormack is exceptionally active for a person who has attained her years. She is able to read without glasses and also to do tatting, her favorite occupation. She says that the counting necessary to tatting keeps her from thinking. She has an unusually retentive memory for things which happened long ago, and is able to recite verses which she learned as a child. rs. McCormack has done considerable traveling. She visited Canandaigua a year ago, and hopes to go again. She has vivid recollections of the Civil War, and says that the present European conflict impresses her as being a more horrifying struggle.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday August 4, 1915 Pg 8, col 4
AN OLD CANANDAIGUAN Mrs. Nancy McCormack Celebrates Her Ninetieth Birthday
The men who were boys from thirty five to forty years ago will remember Nancy McCormack, they will remember her boat livery at the lake front and her big flat bottomed, square end row boats that she used to rent to them for 15 cents per hour, to go to the swimming hole at the Island. All these will be interested in the following, taken from the Democrat and Chronicle of Sunday. (Same story as that written above from the Journal.)
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Mon Aug 23, 1915 by: GSubyak@aol.com
FRANK PERRY - Canandaigua, Aug. 22 - After an illness of about a week, Frank PERRY died in the Thompson Memorial Hospital here yesterday morning. He was 70 years old and a veteran of the Civil War. Mr. PERRY was well known about this city. He leaves a son, John PERRY, of Canandaigua; two daughters, and a brother, Harvey PERRY, of Manchester.
FUNERAL OF MRS. SIDWAY
- Canandaigua, Aug. 22 - The funeral of Mrs. Maria GIFFORD
SIDWAY, wife of George SIDWAY, was held
this afternoon from the late home in North Main street. Mrs.
SIDWAY leaves her husband and a daughter, Mrs.
Cecil RAWLINGS, of this
city. She was 76 years old. The interment was made in Woodlawn cemetery.
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