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Canandaigua News

- 1925 -

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Canandaigua  February 25 ---   Mrs. Georgiana McArthur, 69 years old, died at her home in South Main Street today. Death came suddenly and was due to heart disease.
She was the widow of Eugene McArthur who died last November. Mrs. McArthur leaves a sister, Mrs. Edward Lower, of Little Falls.  [buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua]

THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday     April 17, 1925     Pg 8, col  1              by: Ron Hanley
OBITUARY  -   Bacon
Orin Stebbins Bacon, for many years a prominent business man in Canandaigua, died at his home in that city, Sunday morning, April 12th, after a long and painful illness. 
Mr. Bacon was the eldest son of the late Orin S. and Eliza Simonds Bacon, and was born in Victor on April 1, 1860. In early life he
was associated in business with his father, who served as sheriff of Ontario County and was for some years the manager of the McKechnie Bank in Canandaigua. Later he became interested in various business enterprises and engaged extensively in farming. He acted as manager of the McKechnie brewery and as proprietor of the Canandaigua Hotel, the sale of which he effected to Mrs. Frederick F. Thompson. 
Mr. Bacon is survived by his wife, Minnie Gallup Bacon, two sons and four daughters, Orin S. Bacon, Jr., Harold G. Bacon, Misses Jane and Charlotte Bacon and Mrs. Carl Shiebler, all of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Thompson Scoon of Geneva, also by a sister and brother, Mrs. Edward W. Simmons of Canandaigua, and Rev. Albert S. Bacon of Niagara Falls. 
The funeral service was held at the family home at 11 o'clock on Tuesday morning, with his brother, Rev. Albert S. Bacon of Niagara Falls, officiating. Interment was made in Woodlawn cemetery in Canandaigua.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Monday  May 25, 1925   by: Ron Hanley 

Mrs. R. C. VanDenbergh, of Bristol Court, is reported recovering from burns said to have been received from Roman candles fired in the

parade opening the Legion Mardi Gras in this city, April 27.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES                Wednesday           June 10, 1925          by: Ron Hanley
Mrs. Nora Chisholm and Miss Jane Chisholm, who have been spending several months at St. Petersburg, Fla., have returned to their home on Scotland Road.

Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY,     Wednesday,  June 10, 1925          by:  Dianne Thomas  

SLIGHT - DE VOLL - Among the Canandaiguans who attended the wedding of Miss Emily Isabel SLEGHT, daughter of Mrs. Mary Willys SLEGHT, formerly of this city, and Laurence Oscar DE VOLL, of Rochester, were Mrs. Lydia M. WILLYS, grandmother of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. James Castle SAY, uncle and aunt of the bride, Rev. and Mrs. E. J. KALLINS and children, Margaret and Edmund, Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. WILKINSON, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. PURDY, Mr. and Mrs. Ned C. GIBSON, Mrs. W. G. DODDS, Mrs. E. H. HAWKINS, Mrs. Edward A. FISH, Mrs. William N. BROOKS, Mrs. Frederick A. MC KECHNIE, Mrs. Bertha F. SMITH and Miss Mabel BLANCHARD.  Guests from other places were Mr. and Mrs. John North WILLYS and Miss Virginia WILLYS of New York, Mrs. Charlotte VANDENBURGH and Miss Ora VANDENBURGH of Detroit, Mich., and Miss Catherine EMERY of Portsmouth, NH.

The wedding took place at the Spencer-Rigley Methodist church in Rochester on Saturday afternoon and the ceremony was performed by the Rev. Milton Butler PRATT, of Buffalo, assisted by the Rev. James Frederick BISGROVE of Rochester.  The bride, who wore white gerorgette trimmed with venetian lace and pears and a tulle veil, in coronet shape, held in place with orange blossoms, carried a bouquet of white roses and lilies of the valley.  Her uncle, John North WILLYS gave her in marriage and she was attended by her cousin, Miss Virginia Clayton WILLYS as maid of honor and by Miss Cora FRANK and Miss Clara HUSTED, Miss Catherine EMERY and Miss Sara GORSLINE, as bridesmaids.  Miss WILLYS wore blue chiffon with hat to match and cream roses.  Miss FRANK and Miss HUSTED were in pink georgette over coral and trimmed with silver and Miss GORSLINE and Miss EMERY were gowned in coral georgette over blue, also silver trimmed.  The groom's attendant was Mr. Raymond Dillingham DE VOLL and the ushers, Charles BURGESS of Newark, John North SLEGHT, James Edward LAYS and Donald Kenneth SMITH of Rochester.  Following the ceremony a reception for members of the family and intimate friends was held at the D.A.R. Chapter house in Livingston Park.  Upon their return from their wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. DE VOLL will reside on Colonial Road, Rochester.  


Mrs. August MILLER of Peekskill, NY arrives tomorrow to spend a week with her sister, Mrs. Charles F. MILLIKEN, Gibson street.

Henry W. HAMLIN and John R. ADAMS, students at the Hotchkiss school, returned to their homes this week for summer vacation.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. CHESEBORO of East Boothbay, Maine, formerly of this city, has sailed for Europe, where they will spend the summer traveling.

James LEWIS of Union college, Schenectady, arrived last evening to be with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Gordon LEWIS, Main street north, for the summer.

Frank HAMLIN and Nathan T. MILLIKEN, who have just completed their first year at Yale university, returned home the first of the week for the summer vacation.

Mrs. Henry W. HAMLIN, entertained at a family dinner parity, Monday evening for Mrs. Arthur HAMLIN and daughter, Sally, of Summit, NJ.  Covers were for eleven.  

Miss Eleanor JOHNSON, a student at Cornell university, arrives home today to spend the summer vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar B. JOHNSON, Gibson street.

Dr. & Mrs. Ralph V. BLAKE, Gibson street, have been entertaining their daughter, Mrs. F. Brewster WICKERSHAM and Mr. WICHERHAM of Harrisburg, Pa., for a week.

Miss Florence H. STEWART of Pine Manor school, Wellesley, Mass., is spending the summer with her mother, Mrs. May STEWART, at the Welch cottage, Lincoln Wood.

Mrs. George R. SPENCER and children, Richard and Mary Elizabeth, will arrive next week to spend the summer with Mrs. SPENCER'S mother, Mrs. M. O. EVANS, Bristol street.

Elmer E. DAVIS and his daughter, Miss Meda DAVIS, of Bristol street, and Miss Clara E. FELLOWS, superintendent of Memorial hospital are spending a few days at "Tune Inn", east lake shore.

Henry TREBERT, who was graduated last week from St. John's school, Ossining?, returned on Sunday to spend this summer with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. H. L. F. TREBERT at Main Top, west lake shore. 

Miss Ruth FEARY, Howell street, and her sister, Mrs. Junius R. JUDSON of Rochester, are with other members of the Rochester Garden Club at the 3 day convention of the Garden Club of America in Detroit, Mich.

Mrs. May STEWART and Miss Florence STEWART, entertained Mrs. Mary STEWART, L. S. and C. W. STEWART, Mr. & Mrs. Harry STEWART of Elmira, Miss Ida GRAVES and Mr. & Mrs. John GRAHAM of Canandaigua, at the Welch cottage, Lincoln Wood, on Sunday.  

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Saturday  June 20, 1925        by: Ron Hanley
 MATRIMONIAL      Melvin - Kimble
Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Mary J. Melvin, daughter of James Melvin, of Shortsville, and George W. Kimble of this
city, which took place at St. Mary's rectory here on Thursday afternoon.  Rev. William H. Darcy, the rector, performed the ceremony, and the
attendants were Miss Orrene Gourlay and Leslie Gifford, both of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Kimble are on a wedding trip after which they will reside in their new home in Grand View Park. The bride is a graduate of Thompson Memorial Hospital Nurses Training school, class of 1918.

       CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER     Tuesday     July 7, 1925     by: Ron Hanley
Shower For Bride  -  Mrs. Hazel Kimble Sturtevant, a member of the Women's Benefit Association of the Maccabees recently married, was guest of honor at a variety shower given by the organization last evening, following a regular business session in the Grange Hall.
After presentation of the gifts the refreshments were served under the direction of the social committee, Mrs. C. A. Persons, Mrs. A. W. Gilbert and Miss Nellie Wilhelm. Plans are now underway for a picnic, further arrangements to be announced at the next meeting, July 20.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY NEWSPAPER  Thursday  August 27, 1925       by: Ron Hanley
Matrimonial   Pettes - Corser
At the Baptist parsonage this morning, took place the marriage of Miss Eloise Mae Pettes, of the west lake road, and Levi Spencer Corser,
also of the west lake road.
The ceremony was performed by the Rev. George E. Finlay in the presence of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pettes and Mrs. Grace Corser, and daughter, Miss Korleen.  After a short trip to Elmira, where they will attend a family reunion, Mr. and Mrs. Corser will reside in Canandaigua.

Unknown newspaper       October 6, 1925                  by: Ron Hanley


Mrs. Madeline Pierce, aged 76 years, wife of Daniel W. Pierce, died at the home of her son, Roy C. Pierce, in West Gibson Street, last evening following a lingering illness.  Deceased was born in Michigan November 17, 1848.  She had been a resident of Canandaigua 24 years. 
She leaves three sons and two daughters, Perry R. Pierce, Roy C. Pierce, with whom she made her home, William C. Pierce, Miss Lena Pierce and Mrs. Lulu Farnsworth, all of Canandaigua.
Funeral services will be held from the home Friday at 2:30, Rev. Stephen S. Pratt of the Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Monday  November 2, 1925    by: Ron Hanley
MORTUARY RECORD  -  Samuel C. Johnson, former resident of Canandaigua, died suddenly at his home at 788 Tonawanda Avenue, Buffalo, last evening according to information received here today.
He leaves his wife who was Miss Nora Long, of Canandaigua, and four brothers, Barry G., of Buffalo, Jack, of Ovid, Thomas and William J.
Johnson of this city.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES       Wednesday      November 11, 1925       Pg 4, col  4               by: Ron Hanley
DEATHS:   FLYNN -  At Canandaigua, November 9, 1925, William Flynn, aged 40 years.
Same Paper,   Pg 5, col  5          William Flynn Found Dead
The dead body of William Flynn, aged 38 years, was found about 12:30 o'clock Monday by John Fennell in the cellar of the barber shop and pool room, which he conducts at 153 Main Street South. Fennell had gone down stairs to tend the furnace, and found Flynn stretched out lifeless.  Coroner Harry M. Smith was called and gave his opinion that the man had been dead about an hour. Flynn was known to have been drinking heavily on Sunday. He had worked at the Kraut factory for a short time past, and had slept part of Sunday night in the room over the barber shop.  Coroner Smith has sent the dead man's stomach to Geneva, to Dr. Robinson, County bacteriologist, for analysis and microscopical examination.  Flynn served overseas in the 110th Field Artillery, 79th Division.  Canandaigua Legion Post will hold a military funeral service  from St. Mary's Church tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock, following short services at the home of Daniel Flynn, a brother, in Granger St. at 8:30 o'clock.  Deceased leaves five brothers and two sisters, Daniel, John, Jeremiah and James, and Mrs. Leon Tremaine, of this city, and Mrs. John Kennedy of Geneva, and Walter Flynn of Rome.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday  November 11, 1925  Pg 4, col  4 
DEATHS:    LONG  -   At Syracuse, November 3, 1925, Dennis B. Long, aged 19 years.  Interment at Canandaigua.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES      Wednesday    November 11, 1925

 Proceedings In Surrogate's Court 

Dr. Harry M. Smith and Ruby G. Smith of this city are executors of the will of Herman VanVechten, well known Canandaiguan, who died October 5. A bequest of $500 is made to George Hyland, friend, of Canandaigua, and the residue goes to two daughters, Clara B. Gray, of Springfield, Mass., and Ruby G. Smith, of Canandaigua, in equal shares.


ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday November 11, 1925  Pg 4, col  4

 BIRTHS -  STURDEVANT -   At Memorial Hospital, November 1, 1925, to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sturdevant, Main Street South, a daughter.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Thursday  December 10, 1925    by: Ron Hanley
MORTUARY RECORD -   Mrs. Mary Meath  -  Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Meath of Chapin Street, who died yesterday, will be held from St. Mary's Church, Saturday, at 9 o'clock. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Saturday  December 12, 1925  by: Ron Hanley
MORTUARY RECORD -    Mrs. Mary Meath From St. Mary's Church this morning was held the funeral of Mrs. Mary Meath, of Chapin Street who died Wednesday following a long illness. Rev. Joseph Guilfoil, assistant rector of the church, officiated and the bearers were nephews of the deceased, as follows: John and Daniel Flynn, William Meath and Thomas M. Cougevan of this city, Joseph Cougevan, of Rochester, and William Cougevan, of Watkins.  Interment was made in Calvary Cemetery.

 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Wednesday  July 28, 1926         by: Ron Hanley
Four Hurt, One Seriously In Auto Accident
Harold Meath, 12, Seriously Injured When Mary Lathrop, Loses Control of Car On North Side of the Dance Hall at Roseland
Four persons were injured, one seriously, last evening about 10:30 o'clock, when Miss Mary Lathrop, 19, lost control of the light sedan she was driving through the roadway on the north side of the dance hall at Roseland, Lakeside Park, and the machine struck a group of persons descending from the steps of the pavillion.
The injured are: Harold Meath, 12, of this city, suffering from several fractured ribs and abrasions about the body, reported in serious condition, Miss Beatrice Baier, 19, this city, suffering from shock and bruises, Marguerite Williams, 12, Exchange Street, Geneva, bruises about the head, and Mrs. William M. Meath, mother of Harold, bruised shoulder.
Young Meath, Miss Baier and the Williams girl were taken to the Thompson Memorial Hospital where they were attended by Dr. Harry M. Smith, Miss Baier later returning to her home in Center Street.
According to the report made to the police who investigated, Miss Lathrop, accompanied by her mother, was driving a car owned by Patrick Sturdevant of this city. She is said to have claimed that she is subject to fainting spells, and that it was during one of these that she lost control of the machine which crashed into the pavillion steps, knocking down and running over Meath and his mother. Both wheels on one side of the car are said to have passed over young Meath, fracturing the ribs on the left side of his body. When the machine was halted, Mrs. Meath was lying beneath the car.  Motorcycle Officer, Edward Hogan, of the local police force investigated the accident. Miss Lathrop was not held.

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