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CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER Wednesday  February 10, 1926   by: Ron Hanley
 George Kesel         VICTOR February 10
 Funeral services for George Kesel, aged 52 years, who died Monday evening at his home on West Main Street, will be held from the Methodist
Church on Thursday at 9 o'clock, Rev. A. P. White, officiating.    Burial at Boughton Hill Cemetery.
Deceased was born at Honeoye Falls. He leaves his wife Caroline Bell Kesel, eight sisters and four brothers, Mrs. Mary Weidner, Mrs.
Anna Bailey, Mrs. Emma Gates, Mrs. Catherine Pillsbury, and Mrs. Lillis Brown and Fred Kesel, all of Rochester, Mrs. Elizabeth Brown of
Canasota, Mrs. Josephine Kessler and Mrs. Cora Adams and Bert Kesel of Honeoye Falls, Frank and John Kesel of Victor.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES         April, 1926             by: Ron Hanley


Miss Eleanor JOHNSON returned Sunday night to resume her studies at Cornell University, after having spent the Easter vacation at her home here.

Mr. and Mrs. Francis D. WEEKS, Howell street, returned home Sunday night after having spent two months with Mr. WEEKS sister, Mrs. E. D. WEBB, in New York City.

Mrs. August MILLER of Peekskill, NY arrives tomorrow to spend some time with her mother, Mrs. H. C. TOWNLEY, and sister, Mrs. Charles F. MILLIKEN, Gibson street.

Mrs. Henry W. HAMLIN, Howell street, will be the hostess at a meeting of the Scientific association tomorrow evening.  Mr. Fred D. CRIBB will read a paper on "Monotony".

William P. FOSTER, a student at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is spending the spring vacation with Justice and Mrs. Robert F. THOMPSON, Hubbell street

Mr. and Mrs. Jean L. LEVY, at a surprise party at their home in Gibson street, Friday evening, were made the recipients of many useful and attractive gifts.  Luncheon was served to seventeen.

Herbert L GAYLORD, Jr., who has been spending the Easter vacation with his parents, Rev. and Mrs. H. L. GAYLORD, returned to Binghamton on Sunday, to resume his work in the Binghamton schools.

Porter D. SMITH, Howell street, returned home last week after spending the winter in Florida.  Mr. SMITH state that he spent much time in traveling all over the state of Florida during his visit there.

Albert MIDDAUGH of Mason street, who has been a traveling salesman for the International Harvester company, has purchased and this week, too possession of the Henry VOORHEES hardware store in Rushville.

John S. MC MILLAN of Chaffee, MO., has been making his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy H. MC MILLAN of North avenue, a short visit, having been called here by the death of his grandmother, Mrs. Horton MC MILLAN.

ROCHESTER TIMES UNION          Friday           June 11, 1926      Pg 28, col 7           by: Ron Hanley
Entered into rest, Wednesday evening at her home, 23 Girton Place, Mrs. Johanna Ahearn.
She is survived by three daughters, Mary, Stasia and Agnes Ahearn; two sons, Dennis of Atlantic City, N. J., and Frank W., of
Canandaigua, N. Y.  Funeral Saturday morning at 7:30 o'clock at St. Mary's Church, Canandaigua, N. Y.  Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Canandaigua, N. Y.

Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY      Wed,    Aug 11, 1926               by: Dianne Thomas

WALDORF - HERRINGTON - Miss Jane Maltman HERRINGTON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.. W. B. HERRINGTON ,and E. Thurston WALDORF of Thomasville, Ga., son of James WALDORF of Victor, were marred at the home of the bride's parents on Thursday evening at 6 o'clock, Rev. S. S. PRATT officiating.  Only immediate relatives were present. 

The bride, who was unattended, was gowned in white satin and georgette and wore a long tulle veil.  she carried a shower bouquet of bride roses and sweet peas.  Mrs. Clifford N. STRAIT of Syracuse played the wedding marches.  Following the ceremony, dinner was served to 30 at the Canandaigua Hotel.  Table and house decorations were of sweet peas and roses, in a color scheme of pink and white.  Mr. and Mrs. WALDORF left during the evening for Thomasville, where the groom is present of the Thomasville Business Institute.  His bride has been employed as a dental hygienist at Gloversville. 

Miss Emma PARRISH of Rochester is spending 10 days with Mrs. Edward SICK at Tanglewood, on the east lake shore.

Mrs. S. A. CRAWFORD of Fort Hill avenue is entertaining her son, Dr. Arthur CRAWFORD and Mrs. CRAWFORD of Washington.  

Misses Margaret WHALEN, Helen PRIEST and Helen TITUS of the Lisk company office, are enjoying vacations this week. 

Miss Frances PAUL, Main street north, is the guest of Mrs. Molly McK. LAPHAM at her cottage at Washburn's Grove.

Miss Helen SPENCER of Dryden was the guest on Sunday of her sister, Mrs. Harried M. STERLING and of Miss Merta PRESSEY.

+  It is reported that William G. LIGHTFOOTE is in a critical condition at Memorial hospital following an operation performed yesterday.  

Dr. and Mrs. J. J. MATTISON and daughter, Miss Marjorie MATTISON, left this morning for a motor trip to Port Jervis and New York City.

William C. PIERCE, formerly of the Perry R. PIERCE store, has taken a position in the clothing department of the Sibley store in Rochester.  

Dr. and Mrs. A. W. ARMSTRONG and family are spending several weeks at their summer cottage, "Huckleberry Dump", on Stid Hill.

Mrs. George JOHNSON of Scotland road is entertaining seven tables at bridge this afternoon in honor of her guest, Mrs. Herbert FITCH, of Boston. 

Mr. and Mrs. N. W. THOMPSON, West Gibson street, were weekend guests of their son, Stanley THOMPSON and Mrs. THOMPSON in Rochester.  

Miss Jane HALLIWELL, Bristol street, returned on Saturday from a month's visit with relatives at Altoona, Pa., and at the Sesqui-centennial.  

Miss Lucy CROWELL, who has been spending 2 weeks with Mr. T. H. ROBBINS at Lancaster, NY, has returned to her home on Fort Hill avenue.  

Misses Ruth and Alice BEECHER, Hubbell street, returned home on Friday night after a trip through the northwestern states, Alaska and Canada.  

John BENHAM and Sidney FAIRLEE of Kenilworth, Ill, are expected to arrive today to be guests of Mrs. Arthur A. ADAMS at Nine Oakes, on the lake.

Miss Elizabeth HAYES of the staff of the Williams and Mary College, Virginia, has arrived to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs.. Edward G. HAYES, Gibson street.  

Mr. and Mrs. George E. MERIGOLD of Glen Ridge, NJ, are guest of Mrs. MERIGOLD'S sister, Mrs. J. E. DAYTON and Mr. DAYTON, cruising on the latter's yacht on the lake.  

E. D. DE WITT, publisher of the Messenger, Mrs. DE WITT and family of New York city, are spending two weeks at one of the Booth cottages at The Terrace on the west lake shore.

Miss Ruth BEECHER, Hubbell street, is the guest for a few days of Mr. and Mrs.. J. A. DARROW in Penn Yan.

Miss Bessie STEVENSON of the Ontario County Trust Co. clerical force, will begin a two weeks vacation next week.

Miss Eva C. CALDWELL and her niece, L. Carine CALDWELL of East Freetown, are expected tomorrow for several days visit with Mr. and Mrs. George A. CALDWELL and family, Washington street. 

Walter S. SLEGHT, assistant cashier, and Walter TWIST, of the clerical force of the Ontario County Trust Co., will start their annual two weeks vacation next Monday.  Mr. and Mrs. SLEGHT will visit their daughter, Mabel, in New York city. 

+   Mrs. Horace H. HARRIS and five children of Thompsonville, Conn., who are spending the summer with Mrs. HARRIS'S parents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy MC GREGOR, Fort Hill avenue, were entertained by Mrs. M. D. BREWER and Mrs. H. G. HARRIS, at their lake shore cottages, yesterday.

ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE  Tuesday  August 24, 1926         by: Ron Hanley
MRS. MARY L. LOWER  -  Canandaigua  August 23 ---   Mrs. Mary Louise Lower, 74, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. I. N. Lovenheim, 415 South Main Street, last night after a long period of poor health.
She was the widow of Edward Lower and formerly resided at Little Falls, coming here about three months ago to reside with her daughter.
She leaves three daughters, Mrs. I. N. Lovenheim and Mrs. Daisy Churco, of this city, and Mrs. William Malone, of Little Falls, and two
sons, George Lower, of Little Falls, and Nathan G. Lower, of Millerton.
 Funeral from the Lovenheim home Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord of the Episcopal Church officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY      Wed,    Aug 25, 1926               by: Dianne Thomas

Harold, the 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. William M. MEATH of Main street south, who was injured in a motor car accident at Roseland four weeks ago, ahs so far recovered that he has returned to his home. 

+  Reunion of 126th NY Vols. - Members of the 126th regiment, NY Vol. Infantry, held their annual reunion here on Monday, and it was attended by some 40, including members of the gallant old regiment and their families, from Hornell, Penn Yan, Scottsville, Geneva and other places.

George H. DORE of Hornell, former secretary, was elected president and Mrs. Ray W. CAMPBELL of Penn Yan, daughter of Comrade John HARRIS, was elected secretary.   The business was held at the City Hall in the morning, adjourning to the Canandaigua Hotel for dinner.  Among the guests present were former Chief of Police, Henry C. BEEMAN, Fred S. COOLEY, Edward H. FRARY and Rev. H. Clay SEARES, of this city, all Civil War veterans, and Supreme Court Justice Robert F. THOMPSON, son of the late Lieutenant Lester P. THOMPSON.  At the dinner remarks were made by Canandaigua and out of town veterans.  Horton MC MILLAN is the only surviving member of the regiment living in Canandaigua or its suburbs.  The Association decided to hold the annual reunion in Canandaigua on the corresponding date next year.  

Miss Elizabeth SISSON will entertain friends at bridge on Saturday afternoon.

Miss Alice FITCH, Howell street, has been the guest of Miss Lol___ GREEN, at Vine Valley.

Miss Katherine COOK, Fort Hill avenue, is the guest of her cousin, Miss Norene PIXLEY, in Batavia.

Miss Nina KINDE is engaged sales lady at the Alcott Shop, has entered her duties there this week.

Miss Julia BOOTH, Park street, is in Philadelphia to take a 6 months course in dietetics at the Jefferson hospital.

Miss Laura HAWKES of Rochester, who returned from a European trip recently, is now at her summer home at Cook's point. 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry LEIGHTON of Wilkinsburg, Pa., are spending some time with his mother, Mrs. Je__ LEIGHTON, Park Avenue.

Miss Mary STAPLETON, bookkeeper at the Murray grocery store, is taking a vacation.  Miss Helen Mc __RICK is working in her place.

Miss Harriet M. ARMSTRONG and Miss M. Elnora ARMSTRONG,  ___ street, are occupying a cottage at __ Villa with  M. LEE, east lake shore. 

Dr. and Mrs. J. J. MATTISON and daughter, Marjorie, returned on Monday evening fro ma motor trip to Port Jervis and New York city.  

Mrs. Martin B. HOYT and ____ WHITNEY of Rochester are guests for a week, of Mrs. Arthur A. ADAMS, and son, John, at Nine Oakes, Ser__ Point. 

Dr. and Mrs. E. A. BE VIER and daughter, Patricia, Howell street, spent the weekend with Dr. BE VIER'S parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles BE VIER, at Auburn.  

Miss Helen BEUTELSPAR, Howell street, entertained friends last evening in honor of Mrs. J. R. GR___ of Pittsburgh, who is spending the summer at Vine Valley.

George L. MORE of the George  More Granite company, spent last week at Detroit, where he attended the 21st annual conference of the Memorial Craftsmen of America.

Dr. and Mrs. R. M. PAINE of Pasadena, Calif., were Tuesday evening callers on Miss Mary E. BROCKWAY, 316 North Pleasant street.  The ladies were college classmates.

Miss Mildred OLSCHEWSKE, who graduated from the Rochester School of Optometry, in June, has become associated with her father, John OLSCHEWSKE in his optical business.

Mr. and Mrs. John DOHM returned to New York on Thursday after spending some time at the home of Mrs. DOHM'S parents, Mr. and Mrs. John W. FERGUSON, Hubbell street.

Mrs. Oscar B. JOHNSON, Miss Isabelle JOHNSON and Miss Mildred STANDISH will go to Murray Grove on Friday to represent the local Universalist church at the annual Sunday school institute.  

Mr. and Mrs. T. L. BREWER and family, Gibson street, are today attending the annual summer combined picnic of the Dundee and Starkey churches, being held at Brewers' Point on Seneca lake.

Mrs. Annie Prentiss TOVELL and son, Wilbur TOVELL, of Plainfield, NJ are visiting Miss Mary WILBUR and Mr. and Mrs. Addison P. WILBUR, Gibson street.  Mr. TOVELL is a cousin of Mr. and Miss WILBUR.

James L. LEWIS, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Gordon LEWIS, Main street north, will leave Sunday to attend a several days convention of the D. U. fraternity in Montreal, after which he returns to Union college for his Junior year.

Mr. and Mrs. William H. ZANTZINGERS of New York were in town for a few hours on Friday, en route for Niagara Falls by auto.  Mr. ZANTZINGERS  spent his boyhood in Canandaigua and was a student at the old Academy here.

Mr. and Mrs. J. F. FISH, Main street north, and the Misses Ruth and Lois WHEATON of Gibson street, left Monday on a ten days motor trip through the Delaware Gap and to other points on the eastern seaboard and in New England.

+  President of the Commission of Health and Public Safety, Alexander DAVIDSON, Weldon KERSHAW, Arthur M. WOOD and Peter J. BURKE of the Webster House, left this morning for a several days motor trip through the eastern part of the state and to points in Canada. 

Mr. and Mrs. L. M. CAMPBELL and son, Malcolm, returned Saturday from a two weeks motor trip to Philadelphia, Washington, Harrisburg and other cities in Pennsylvania.  They visited the Sesqui-Centennial while in Philadelphia and report that it is well worth visiting. 

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon L. HOLCOMB, daughter and son, Chapin street, motored on Sunday to Elmira where on Monday they attended the annual reunion of the LILLEY family of which Mrs. HOLCOMB is a member.  Yesterday the visited Mr. HOLCOMB'S mother, Mrs. Matthew FITZWATER at Canton, Pa. and are expected home today. 

Judge and Mrs. Horace W. FITCH, Howell street, have word that their son, Walter W., who has been spending two months in England in company with Frederick SANG, of Buffalo, formerly of this city, sailed from Southampton on Thursday on the steamship Vandania of the Cunard line on his return home.  It is expected that the party will land in New York on Saturday.

+  Invitations have been issued by Mr. and Mrs. Clair L. MOREY of Park avenue to the marriage of their daughter, Miss Isabel Louise MOREY to Edwin Hicks GOODING of the Lafayette highway.  The wedding will take place at 4 o'clock on Thursday afternoon, September 2, at the summer home of Mr. and  Mrs. MOREY at Washburn's Grove.  Mr. Edwin GOODING, who was formerly connected with the Daily Messenger of this city.

+  Remembers Canandaigua - Sidney SMITH, the famous creator of the Andy Gump cartoons and remembered as a Canandaigua boy, was in Rochester a few days ago to take possession of his new $16,000 automobile, said to be the most beautiful car in America.  It has a green body and yellow wheels with a sport model phaeton body made by the Locke Company in Rochester.   In an interview with a Democrat and Chronicle reporter, Mr. SMITH recalled the days when as a youth he spent some time in a Canandaigua school and spoke appreciatively of his teacher here, Mrs.  Augusta FABER, (now Mrs. H. C. BUELL).  Mr. SMITH is credited with having found the original of his "Andy Gump" in Canandaigua.  Starting out as a poor boy, not much addicted to study, he followed a circus for a time, gave chalk talks here and there and then became a newspaper artist.  He is now said to be  the highest paid cartoonist in America, is the owner of a beautiful 22 acre estate on Lake Geneva, Wis., adorned with a 12 foot statue of Andy Gump, and owns four automobiles.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES     Wednesday     August 25, 1926        Pg 5, col 2    by: Ron Hanley
Harold, the 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Meath of Main Street south, who was injured in a motor car accident at Roseland four weeks ago, has so far recovered that he has returned to his home.

Meehan - Broderick -  A number of Canandaigua people were in Shortsville on Saturday to attend the marriage of Miss Kathryn Meehan, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Meehan of Manchester, and Joseph Broderick of New York City, formerly of Farmington, which took place in St. Dominic's church, Rev. John J. Ganey performing the ceremony.  The bride wore a gown of white taffeta with tulle trimmings and tulle veil caught with orange blossoms and carried a shower bouquet of bride roses. She was attended by her aunt, Miss Anna Creagh of Hornell, who wore pink georgette trimmed with gold lace, with a hat to match. Her

flowers were pink roses. Jerome Broderick of Farmington, brother of the groom, was best man. 

Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served to a large number of relatives and friends at the home of the bride's parents where guests were seated at three long tables. Mrs. Werner of Manchester catered. House and table decorations were in pink and white. Mr. and Mrs. Broderick left during the afternoon for a trip to New York city, Atlantic City and Philadelphia. The bride's going away costume was of tan with hat and accessories to match.  Mrs. Broderick is a graduate of Manchester high school and has since taught in the schools in that vicinity.  Mr. BRODERICK has been employed by (cut off)



Was a Daughter of Ontario County Pioneers


HART -  Died at her home, 47 Gibson Street, Canandaigua, on Sunday, August 22, 1926, in the 89th year of her age, Mrs. Katherine M. Hart. The funeral will be held this Wednesday afternoon at 3:30, the Rev. Dascomb E. Forbush, officiating. Mrs. Hart leaves three daughters, Mrs. Louis H. Laqueer of New York, Edna A. Hart of Canandaigua, and Olive E. D. Hart of New York. A

niece, Mrs. J. DeWitt Butts of Rochester, and a nephew, Theodore H. Hart of Philadelphia, Pa., also survive.

Her great grandfather, Timothy Buell, was one of the first settlers of Ontario County, and an officer in the Revolutionary war,

coming from Goshen, Connecticut, to East Bloomfield, in 1799.  Her maternal grandfather was Jared Boughton, a descendant of

John Boughton, a Huguenot pioneer, son of the Marquis deChamilly, Marshal of France, in the reign of Louis XIV.   Jared Boughton came to Ontario county from Stockbridge, Conn., in 1788, and was present at the Indian Council which resulted in the Phelps and Gorham purchase, buying the land which is now the township of Victor immediately after the surveys were made.

Mrs. Hart was born in East Bloomfield, May 20, 1838. She was a daughter of Mortimer Buell and Edna Boughton Buell. Mrs. Hart was  married in Rochester, May 20, 1861, to Samuel Collins Hart, who at that time was with his father, Theodore E. Hart, engaged in the banking business and later, 1864 to 1870, in the U. S. Revenue Service in north east Texas. He died July 3, 1894.

Since her marriage, she has lived at her home on Gibson street.  She was for many years an active member of the First Congregational church, a teacher in the Sunday school and for a long time President of the Ladies Society of the church. She was secretary of the Scientific Association for twenty-seven years, a charter member of the Botanical Society and a member of the Interrogation club.  Mrs. Hart's artistic work was well known, both as a painter and musically, while her intellectual development was superior. She was greatly loved by many friends and will be lovingly remembered.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES    Wednesday       September 15, 1926       Page  5      by: Ron Hanley
The New York Times reports that Mr. and Mrs. John North Willys, and daughter, Miss Virginia Willys, who recently returned from Europe on the Latviathan, are at their home in Oyster Bay. Mr. and Mrs. Willys were former residents of Canandaigua.

  CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER    Thursday    September 16, 1926   by: Ron Hanley
Mrs. J. A. Hawley  -  Funeral services for Mrs. James A. Hawley, who died in her home at Atwater Place Monday, were held from the home of her nephew, James Knapp, in Telyea Street this afternoon, Rev. E. J. Kallina, of the Presbyterian church, officiated.
Bearers were Judge Leon W. VanDeusen, Henry Gardner, Dr. George W. Gregg, James S. Douglass, William M. Shoemaker, and Charles A. Coe.
Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

  CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Wednesday  November 10, 1926            by: Ron Hanley
On trial before Judge Horace W. Fitch and a jury in county court here today is the assault action of Glenn J. Prosser against John Concannon at the Locke Insulator Plant in Victor several months ago. Leo J. Rice and George A. Nicholson are attorneys for Prosser with Nathan D. Latham for defendant.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Wednesday  December 22, 1926  Pg 2, col  4           by: Ron Hanley
Surrogate Judge Harry I. Dunton has admitted to probate the will of Charles F. Robertson, wealthy Canandaiguan, who died several months ago, leaving the bulk of his estate to an adopted daughter, Lottie I. Leteer, and a niece, Emma S. Douglass of Canandaigua. They are also named as executors.


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