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Democrat & Chronicle,    Rochester, Monroe, NY,       Sat Jan 1, 1916                 by: GSubyak@aol.com

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.

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   

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.

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. 


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.  

THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday      April 28, 1916      Pg 1, col  2            by: Ron Hanley
A pretty wedding was solemnized in St. Patrick's R. C. church, Tuesday morning at 9:30, the contracting parties being Joanna Keefe, daughter of Mrs. Maurice Keefe, who resides two miles north of Victor, and Albert Leo Keefe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Keefe of Farmington. 
The marriage ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. J. Donnelly, rector of St. Patrick's and was followed by a nuptial mass. The ring service was used. The bridal couple was unattended.   
The bride wore a suit of midnight blue serge and a Leghorn hat with old rose trimmings. Her flowers were a corsage bouquet of Killarney roses. Emmett Keefe, brother of the bride, and Edward Keefe, brother of the groom, acted as ushers.
A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Maurice Keefe, to the immediate families of the bride and
groom.  Pre-nuptial events were two variety showers, one by Mrs. Frank Welch of Victor, the other by Mrs. M. J. DeLacy of Rochester. After a short western trip, Mr. and Mrs. Keefe will be at home with the bride's mother.

THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday      June 2, 1916      Front Pg, col 3 & 4       by: Ron Hanley
The death of Mrs. Mary Brady, wife of John Brady, occurred at the family home, just east of this village, on Monday evening at 10 o'clock. Mrs. Brady was stricken with apoplexy, shortly after 7 o'clock on Friday evening, while conversing with her son, Walton. He telephoned for a physician, under whose ministrations Mrs. Brady appeared to improve for about three hours. A relapse occurred before midnight, and from then until the hour of her death she lay unconscious.  The members of the family were hastily summoned and were with their mother until the end. Mrs. Brady had been in her usual good health immediately prior to the attack.  Mrs. Brady was born in Canandaigua, May 8, 1851, the daughter of James and Catherine Brady, and her whole life was spent within a radius of a few miles of her birthplace.
After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Brady lived for many years on a farm near Mertensia, and moved from the farm home to Victor, 14 years ago. Mrs. Brady was the mother of 11 children, all of whom are grown to manhood and womanhood.  She was a woman of many lovable qualities and of retiring nature, who found her greatest happiness in her home and in the rearing of her children, of whom she was justly proud and who give loving tribute to her memory.
The death of the mother is the first break in the family circle. Those remaining are the husband and four daughters, and seven sons as follows,  Edward, Francis and Leo Brady, Mrs. Mary Grant and Miss Viola Brady, all of Rochester, Arthur Brady of East Rochester, Louis Brady of Leroy, Mrs. Rose Woodside of Canandaigua, Mrs. Cathryn Keefe, John and Walton Brady, of Victor. Mrs. Brady is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Anna Christoph of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Cathryn Case of Victor, three brothers, Peter Brady of Attica, Arthur Brady of Padelfords and John Brady of Yorktown, Indiana, and nine grandchildren. All with the exception of the brother, John, were able to be with Mrs.  Brady at some time during her last illness. He was unable to come to Victor because of the critical illness of his daughter and grandson.  Their last previous gathering about her was on the occasion of a surprise birthday party, given her by her children and  grandchildren, to the number of 30, on May 8th. The event gave her much pleasure.  The funeral services were held Thursday morning, at 9 o'clock, at the family home, and at 10 o'clock in St. Patrick's R. C. church, the Rev. J. J. Donnelly officiating. Interment was made in St. Patrick's Cemetery on High Street.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES    Wednesday    June 7, 1916    Pg 6, col 2       by: Ron Hanley    
A Former Canandaiguan Principal in Gigantic Merger 
Mr. John North Willys, known by our readers as a former Canandaiguan, and known to the world at large as the president of the great Willys Overland Automobile Manufacturing Company, is reported to be one of the prime movers in a proposed gigantic merger of automobile interests, with a capitalization of two hundred million dollars.  The companies mentioned in the reported consolidation include the Willys Overland Company, Chalmers Motor Company, Hudson Motor Company, and the United States Company, together with several concerns engaged in the manufacture of automobile supplies, such as the Fisk Rubber Company, and the Auto Light Company.

ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE  Saturday  June 10, 1916           by: Ron Hanley
 Thirty-Five To Be Graduated
  Canandaigua  June 9 --- The 1916 graduating class of St. Mary's Parochial school was organized yesterday and named the following
officers: President Edward Murphy, Vice President Frank Furman, Secretary Sarah Dryer, Treasurer Albert Hanley. There are thirty-five
members in the class.

ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL        Friday        June 23, 1916          Pg 5, col 5                 by: Ron Hanley


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


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.

 THE VICTOR HERALD     August 4, 1916        Front Page 
John N. Willys, the famous automobile manufacturer and a former resident of Canandaigua, has recently removed with his family from Palm Beach, Florida, to Pasadena, Cal., making the trip in his private car, "Federal", via the Southern Pacific route.
 Mr. Willys has purchased an entire block in a fine residence section of Pasadena, and plans to have a palatial home built there.

 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 

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.

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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