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Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY, Sat Jan 1, 1916 by: GSubyak@aol.com
RAY - CHAPIN
Canandaigua, Dec. 31 - Announcements were received here to-day of the marriage yesterday in Phoenix, N. Y., of Miss Aura L. CHAPIN, formerly of this city, and John Gilbert RAY, of Syracuse.
MURDOCK - BAKER
Canandaigua, Dec. 31 - The marriage of Miss Hazel BAKER, of Gorham, and James MURDOCK, of Penn Yan, took place in the Baptist parsonage in West Gibson street last evening with Rev. George E. FINLAY, officiating.
Rochester Republican, Rochester, Monroe, NY, Tues Jan 4, 1916 by: GSubyak@aol.com
FORGERY TRIAL TO REOPEN
Same Court Officers Will Serve at Canandaigua to End.
Canandaigua, Jan. 3 - The trial of William H. WILLIAMS for forgery, which was stopped suddenly last week by the death of Attorney John COLMEY's brother, will be reopened in County Court to-morrow. The trial will continue the most of this week as the prosecution is only about half through and the defense is expected to occupy much time. Although a new sheriff and staff of officers are in power, the court officers serving when court adjourned last week will continue to serve until the end of this term of court, under a ruling made by County Attorney Patrick H. LEAHY, to whom the question was submitted.
WYFFELS - SANDERS
Canandaigua, Jan. 3 - The marriage of Miss Mary SANDERS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Camiel SANDERS, of the town of Canandaigua, to Henry Joseph WYFFELS, of Gorham, took place at St. Mary's Church at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon, with Rev. James T. DOUGHERTY officiating. The couple were attended by Joseph SANDERS, a brother of the bride, and Miss Rose VALE, of Hopewell.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Jan. 15, 1916 by: GSubyak@aol.com
+ Dr. GEORGE R. BEECHER
- Former Canandaiguan Dies in Los Angeles - Brother on His Way
Canandaigua - Jan. 14 - Information reached this city, to-day of the death of Dr. George R. BEECHER in his home in Los Angeles, Cal., at the age of 41 years. Dr. BEECHER was a native of Canandaigua and was educated in the old Canandaigua Academy. He studied dentistry and located in Los Angeles where for some years past he has practiced his profession.
He was a son of the late Rollin L. BEECHER. His brother, Frank R. BEECHER, of Canandaigua, had started for California but had gone only about halfway when he received word of his brother's death. Dr. BEECHER leaves his wife, of Los Angeles, his mother, Mrs. Rollin L. BEECHER, of this city, and a brother Frank R. BEECHER, also of Canandaigua.
+ GEORGE LEECH Canandaigua - Jan. 14 - dispatches received here to-day announce the death in New York city last night of George LEECH, son of former County clerk and Assistant Postmaster Porter F. LEECH. George LEECH was a native of West Bloomfield and lived in this county until a few years ago when he was appointed to a clerkship in the State Department at Albany. It is said that he was ill only a short time. His father, Porter F. LEECH, of this city, was summoned to his bedside Wednesday and will bring the remains here for interment, arriving Saturday morning. Mr. LEECH leaves his father and a brother, Wendell LEECH.
+ THOMAS CURTIS Canandaigua - Jan. 14 - The death of Thomas CURTIS occurred in the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. E. PEARCE, in Gorham street, last night. The funeral will be held from the home of Mrs. PEARCE here at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. Charles M. EDDY, Methodist pastor, officiating. The body will be taken to Geneva for interment.
Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY Friday, Feb 11, 1916 by: Dianne Thomas
LOGAN – Miss Jennie LOGAN, aged 58 years, formerly of Canandaigua, passes away at Rochester General hospital on Sunday. She leaves one sister, Mrs. Mary ACHESON, of Bristol. The funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. ACHESON on Tuesday.
INGRAHAM – The death of Mrs. George W. INGRAHAM, occurred at Los Angeles, Cal., on Tuesday, following a long illness. Deceased was born at South Bristol, the daughter of Charles G and Sarah Putney DAVIS, on Dec 4, 1862, one of 11 children who grew to manhood and womanhood. Besides her husband, she leaves 4 sons, Demerrell C., of Bristol; Chauncey W., of Honeoye; Herbert G. and Frank C. of Los Angeles. Brothers and sisters are: Warren G., William L., and Elmer E. DAVIS and Mrs. W. D. GREEN of Canandaigua; Byron A., of Hemlock; Mrs. Harriet HOWARD of Canadice; Frank M. DAVIS of Honeoye; Mrs. Frank J. FAIRBURN, of Los Angeles, Ca.; a brother, Otto A DAVIS passed away at Los Angeles, Cal., on Dec. 28th. Interment was at Los Angeles.
GEARE – The death of Mrs. Hannah O. GEARE occurred at Rochester on Saturday. She was born in Farmington 85 years ago, the daughter of Lanson and Polly ANDREWS, being the youngest of 10 children. Two sons survive, E. Burt STONE of Dennison, Iowa, and Frank STONE of Nampa, Idaho
FERRIS – Mrs. Helen V. FERRIS, died at the home of her son, E. H. FERRIS at Geneva, on Saturday. She is survived by a son; a grandson, Floyd FERRIS of Geneva, and a granddaughter, Mrs. L. BAYLES, of Naples. The funeral services were held on Tuesday morning with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.
ODELL – The death of Mrs. J. D. ODELL, aged 81 years, well known in this section, occurred at Stamford, Conn., on Monday night. She leaves one daughter and five grandchildren, among whom are Burton and Pauline ODELL, of Canandaigua. Interment will be at Rochester today.
TRUMBULL – The death of Augustus A. TRUMBULL, aged 67 years, occurred at Memorial hospital on Sunday. He had been employed at Sonnenberg for many years. He leaves his wife, three daughters, Mrs. W. D. DANIER and Mrs. Raymond SHOOK, of Bristol and Miss Sarah TRUMBULL of Canandaigua, one son, H. TRUMBALL of Canandaigua. The funeral services were held at the home on North Pleasant street on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. G. L. MORRILL officiated. Interment was in West avenue cemetery.
LAMB – Frances Jones LAMB, a pioneer lawyer, of Madison, Wisc., passed away on Jan 23, aged 90 years. Deceased was the son of Aaron and Alma Castle LAMB and was born in Canandaigua on Mar 2, 1825. After he was 21, he went to live with his grandparents, three miles out of Canandaigua, and walked from his home daily to the Canandaigua Academy. He (cut off).
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Thursday Mar 23, 1916 by: Dianne Thomas
Mrs. Lucretia Barker SUTHERLAND - Canandaigua, Mar 22. - Mrs. Lucretia Barker SUTHERLAND, a former resident of Canandaigua, died in her home in Washington (DC), yesterday. She was the widow of Reuben SUTHERLAND, a former resident of Canandaigua, and was 72 years of age. The body will be brought here for burial at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Canandaigua - March 22 - The mental condition of Mrs. Hannah Weyman STACEY, of Geneva, who is said to be a present inmate of Brigham Hall, in this city, is to be inquired into by Thomas H. BENNETT of this city, as commissioner and a sheriff's jury to be empanelled. It is said that the woman has a delusion that it is sinful to sign checks.
Mrs. Sarah Ann GANNETT - Clifton Springs, Mar. 22 - At an early hour this morning, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. W. SWEENEY, about two miles east of this village, on the Phelps road, occurred the death of Mrs. Sarah Ann GANNETT. Mrs. GANNETT was born in Albany county on March 15, 1882, and had been a resident of this vicinity for about 35 years, most of which time was spent on a farm east of this village. She leaves one son, William H. GANNETT of Lyons, and three daughters, Mrs. John CASE of Bristol; Mrs. M. MONTAYNE, of Cheshire and Mrs. SWEENEY, in whose home her death occurred. The funeral will be held from her late home on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. H. B. REDDICK, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church of this village.
Richard ROCHFORD - Canandaigua - March 22. - This morning at 3 o'clock in Buffalo, occurred the death of Richard ROCHFORD, a former well known Canandaiguan. Death was due to pleura pneumonia. He leaves four sisters and one brother, Anna ROCHFORD of Rochester; Julia ROCHFORD and Alice ROCHFORD of Canandaigua, Katherine ROCHFORD of Buffalo and William ROCHFORD of Rochester. He was well known to millinery and dry good homes throughout Western New York. The body arrived here, this afternoon.
COURT TERM COMES TO END -
Canandaigua, March 22 - The Jury in the LEGGETT case at 9:15 tonight, returned a verdict of not guilty, the first not guilty verdict found, this term of court.
County Court with Judge Gilbert H. BAKER precluding continued today the trial of the case against John LEGGETT, of Naples, seemed of having set off a stick of dynamite at the residence of Alton M. BLAKE at Naples, on November 21st, last. The trial has occupied two whole days, and has been a hard fought battle between the opposing counsel, District Attorney Nathan D. LAPHAM, for the pre--------- and former District Attorney, Spencer F. LINCOLN, of Penn Yan, for the defendant. The entire case of the people rested on circumstantial evidence. The character of the defendant, except for drinking, being fairly good, the defense made strenuous efforts to break down the chain of evidence that the People sought to weave around LEGGETT. After the LEGGETT case was given to the jury, Judge Gilbert H. BAKER passed sentence on several prisoners convicted at this term of County Court by jury trials.
Joseph WORDEN, 30, of 219 Hudson avenue, Rochester, a Syrian peddler, convicted of grand larceny in stealing $100 from Sam MILLER? in Manchester, was sentenced to Auburn for a term of not less than 3 years and 6 months, and not more than 4 years and 6 months. WORDEN had been twice before, convicted of petit larceny.
Pasquale SCORDO, an Italian of previously good reputation, convicted of 2nd degree assault, in shooting Michael MORELLI in the arm, was sentence to the Monroe County Penitentiary for 8 months.
Charles A. CLARY, a well known resident of Phelps, convicted of perjury, was sentenced to a term of not less than two years and a half , and not more that two years and a half in Auburn prison. CLARY said he never went to church and never had any religious instruction.
Assigns Attorney to Geneva Girl - Canandaigua, Mar. 22 - To enable a girl of 15 years old, Miss Catherine CARNEY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael CARNEY, of 71 State street, Geneva, to one James W. BUCHAN of Hopewell, who is alleged to have committed an assault on the younger woman. Supreme Court Justice, Robert F. THOMPSON has made an order assigning as counsel for the girl, W. Smith O'BRIEN of Geneva, who will look after the interests of the girl in the litigations under the law permitting a suit to be brought by the plaintiff as a peer person.
Celebrates Golden Wedding - Naples, Mar. 22 - Mr. and Mrs. Clarence SMITH, who resides about 3 miles west of Naples, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary yesterday, by entertaining a company of friends and relatives in their home. Mr. and Mrs. SMITH have lived on the same farm, the whole of their married lives.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL
Friday June 23, 1916
Pg 5, col 5
by: Ron Hanley
KENNELLEY - PHELPS
At St. Mary's church on Wednesday morning took place the marriage of John Kennelly and Miss Kathryn Phelps, both of Canandaigua. Rev. James T. Dougherty performed the ceremony. The bride wore a gown of white taffeta and carried bride roses. A tulle veil was caught with roses. She was attended by Miss Mary Gillespie, who wore a gown of white silk voile and carried pink carnations. The groom's attendant was Daniel Kennelly. Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Peter J. Long, South Pearl Street. The couple left for a short trip, after which they will reside on Niagara Street.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday June 23, 1916 col 5
CONYNE - PIERCE
The marriage of Dr. George Fay Conyne and Miss Lois Mildred Pierce took place at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Pierce, Bristol Street, on Wednesday afternoon. The ceremony was performed by Rev. E. P. Wood, of Albion, former pastor of the Universalist church at Canandaigua. The bride's gown was of white georgette crepe over taffeta. She carried a shower bouquet of bride roses and lilies of the valley. Her tulle veil, in cap effect, was caught with lilies of the valley and sweet peas. She was attended by her sister, Miss Ruth Pierce, as bridesmaid, who wore pink taffeta and carried pink roses. Tow flower girls, Mildred Pierce and Evelyn Case, dressed in white, and carrying daisy chains, preceded the bridal party to an improvised altar of peonies and palms. The entrance was a gateway of daisies. The groom was attended by his brother, Ray Conyne, of Canandaigua. Miss Marian Pierce, sister of the bride, played the wedding music.
The house was profusely decorated with roses, peonies and hydrangeas to carry out the color scheme of pink and white. Tables for the wedding supper were set on the spacious porch, covers for 20 being laid at the bride's table, which was centered with pink roses. The guests were served by Misses Nancy Cox, Mabel Brandow, Meda Cox, Emma Haire and Bessie Stevenson, of Canandaigua, and Leah Wheeler, of East Bloomfield, friends of the bride. Dr. and Mrs. Conyne left during the evening for a trip to the Adirondack mountains. The bride's going away suit was of blue cloth, with which she wore a white hat. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Conyne, West Avenue, and is a dentist in Canandaigua. After October 1, Dr. and Mrs. Conyne will be at home at 222 Bristol Street.
LAWRENCE - CHAPMAN - The marriage of Harry Burdett LAWRENCE and Miss Louise Amelia CHAPMAN took place at the home of the bride's father, George B. CHAPMAN, Pleasant street, on Wednesday (June 21st) afternoon. The ceremony was performed by Rev. S. D. WILCOX, of Hougton, formerly of Canandaigua. The bride wore a gown of blue silk poplin trimmed with lace and she was attended by Miss Eva HUNTSMAN, who wore blue crepe de chine. The best many was Roy CHAPMAN, brother of the bride. The bride's traveling suit was of dark blue cloth, with which she wore a black hat trimmed with blue ribbon. After a short wedding trip, the couple will reside on Pleasant street.
THE VICTOR HERALD
August 4, 1916 Front Page
by: Ron Hanley
Mrs. Nancy McCormack, who celebrated her 91st birthday at the home of her son, in Rochester, Tuesday, August 1st, was a pioneer among women in the business world. Left a widow in Canandaigua in 1868, Mrs. McCormack continued the business of her husband, who was an ice dealer, and soon increased the sales. She was appointed Master of the Canandaigua Lake pier, the first instance in town of a woman being appointed public duty by government officials. For 33 years she conducted her ice business, had charge of the pier and ran a boat livery. She was born in Middlebury, Vt., and is the mother of 13 children. For eight years she has lived with her son, William, in Rochester.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Tuesday Aug 15, 1916 by: GSubyak@aol.com
MRS. DWIGHT MUNGER - Canandaigua, Aug. 14 - The death of Mrs. Dwight (Mary) MUNGER occurred yesterday in New York city after a long illness. Mrs. MUNGER was formerly a resident of Canandaigua and was well known here. She leaves two daughters, Miss Jane MUNGER, of Washington, and Miss Christine MUNGER, of New York city. The body will be brought to Canandaigua Wednesday morning for interment in Woodlawn cemetery. Services will be held at the chapel in Woodlawn cemetery at 11:30 o'clock with Rev. Herbert L. GAYLORD, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, officiating.
FUNERAL OF GEORGE D.
BAGGERLY - Canandaigua, Aug. 14 - The funeral of George
D. BAGGERLY was held from his
late home in Gibson street at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon. During the hour of the funeral the Canandaigua post office, with which he had been actively identified for the past sixteen years as a rural mail carrier, was closed for an hour during the funeral and members of the post office force were the honorary bearers. The interment was made in Woodlawn cemetery here. Rev. William K, SEARLES officiated.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Saturday Aug 12, 1916 by: GSubyak@aol.com
PETITION FOR DR. HARRY
Canandaigua, Aug. 11 - A petition is being circulated in behalf of Dr. Harry M. SMITH, of this city for coroner to take the place of Dr. Alfred W. ARMSTRONG. It is said that Dr. SMITH has the backing of the Republican leaders here.
ALDERMANIC VACANCY FILLED
Canandaigua, Aug. 11 - The vacancy caused by the resignation of Fred TATE as alderman in the Third ward was filled to-day when William H. ALLEN, of Pleasant street qualified. He will serve until December 31st.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Tuesday Oct 31, 1916 by: GSubyak@aol.com
HAROLD H. SIMMONS - Canandaigua, Oct 30 - The death of Harold H. SIMMONS occurred in the Thompson Memorial Hospital this morning about 4 o'clock after an illness of five weeks of typhoid fever. He was 15 years of age, and leaves his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. SIMMONS, of this city, and four sisters, Hazel and Ethel SIMMONS, of Rochester, and Doris and Frances SIMMONS, of Canandaigua. The funeral will be held from the undertaking rooms of Abrena & Breens in South Main street, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with Rev. Livingston L. TAYLOR, pastor of the Congregational Church, officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.
Ontario Co. Journal Wednesday, Dec. 27 1916 by: Ron Hanley
Obituary McCormick - At Rochester, Mrs. Nancy McCormick aged 91 years. Interment at Canandaigua.
Mrs. Nancy McCormick, widow of Francis
McCormick, and well known business woman of Canandaigua, died at the home
of her son William J. McCormick, in Rochester, on
Wednesday, at the great age of 91 years. Mrs.
McCormick was born at Middlebury Vermont , on August 1, 1825, but a few
years latter became a resident of Franklin County, this state, where her parents
made their home. She was united in marriage in 1840 to Francis McCormick,
the ceremony being preformed at Sackett's Harbour, where the family had settled,
following an effort to reach Rochester by means of a lake boat. Her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. McAdam, were so badly upset by the rough weather encountered
that the captain insisted upon their debarkation at Sackett's Harbour.
Settling in Canandaigua Mr. McCormick established an ice business and boat livery at the lake, the first enterprise of the kind conducted in the place, and upon her husbands death in 1868, Mrs. McCormick assumed it's management, a business that she followed with success for a succeeding thirty-three years. When the village built a pier into the lake for the accommodation of the steamboats, she was made the pier-mistress and toll collector, fees being exacted for all vehicles that drove on the wooden structure and from the boats which landed passengers and fright thereon. She was faithful in the performance of this public service as she was in looking after her own private business and made the acquaintance and gained the respect of almost the entire population of the village. Mrs. McCormick was a woman of large stature and in her prime of vigorous physique, giving the harvesting and storing of ice and it's distribution to customers her personal supervision. Notwithstanding her great age, she continued active and mentally alert to very near the end. Her memory was excellent and she recalled with interest her experiences as the pioneer business woman of Canandaigua, where she is remembered as a most interesting character. She had thirteen children, six of whom survive, as follows, John H. McCormick of Canandaigua, William J. McCormick of Rochester, Mrs. Patrick Meath and Mrs. David Gentner, of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Laura Koons of Rochester. The funeral service was held at St. Mary's Church in this city, Friday morning, with interment in Calvary Cemetery.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday January 2, 1917 Pg 6, col 3
DIED - McCORMACK - At Rochester, December 27, 1916, Mrs. Nancy McCormack, aged 91 years. Interment at Canandaigua.
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