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 1946 - 1950

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Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Friday,  March 22, 1946   Pg 5          by: Dianne Thomas

BUELL - Funeral services will be held form the Kennedy Chapel, Bristol street, this afternoon at 2 o'clock for Theron P. BUELL, 53, of Bristol street, who died Wednesday, Mary 20, 1946, in Clifton Springs Sanitarium after a month's illness.  The Rev. Richard H. BOWEN will officiated and interment will be made in Woodlawn Cemetery

Born May 7, 1892 in Bristol, he was the son of Frederick ant Nettie Betley BUELL.  A resident of Canandaigua for 45 years, he attended the local schools and for 13 years had been employed as a mechanic and salesman at the K. A. Rigney garage.  He was a member of the Canandaigua and Victor Rod and Gun clubs and was well known as a bowler.  Survivors are his parents and several cousins.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER         Friday        July 5, 1946         by: Ron Hanley
  IN NEW HOME -  Mr. and Mrs. Milton R. Hanley and family have moved from 99 Bristol Street to their new home, 73 Chapel Street, purchased from Miss Sarah  McIntyre.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER     Monday     September 30, 1946     by: Ron Hanley
 DEATHS  -  Miss Estella VanDenbergh of Victor died Saturday. She leaves one brother, Ray VanDenbergh, of Canandaigua.  Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 P.M. from Cotton Funeral Home, Victor, Rev. George S. Hares, pastor of the Victor Methodist Church, officiating.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL      Friday       October 4, 1946        Pg 4, col 2         by: Ron Hanley 
MEATH - Funeral services for Bernard Meath, 70, of Telyea Street, who died Monday, September 30, 1946, in F. F. Thompson Hospital, were held from St. Mary's Church, Thursday morning. Burial was made in Calvary Cemetery.
Born in Canandaigua October 5, 1876, he was the son of Bernard and Mary Meath. For many years he was employed by the N. Y. Central Lehigh Valley Railroad companies.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ellen S. Meath, one daughter, Mrs. William Mulheron, Canandaigua, four sons, Donald of Canandaigua, Herbert of Palmyra, John of Lyman, Wash., and Robert Meath of Bangor, Me., three sisters, and two brothers, Mary E. Meath, Rochester, Mrs. W. J. Burns, Fairport, Mrs. E. R. Church, Canandaigua, and Matthew Meath, Palmyra, and James Meath of Canandaigua, also seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER     Thursday     Dec 19, 1946        by: Ron Hanley 
Clark Williams Dies, Funeral Here Friday -  Dr. M. Clark Williams, 76, former New York State Comptroller and native of Canandaigua, died yesterday at his home in Field Point Park, Greenwich, Conn, after a four year illness.
Financier and philanthropist, he was supervisor of banks in this state from 1907 to 1909 and comptroller from 1909 to 1911. He did much
to restore the confidence of the public in financial institutions by placing banking on a sound basis after the panic of 1907. In 1918 he
went to France for the American Red Cross and guided its field service. In 1919 he was awarded the conspicuous service cross of New York State.
Native Canandaiguan -  Born in Canandaigua, May 2, 1870, he was the son of George Norton and Abigail Clark Williams, a grandson of former Governor Myron Holley Clark, and nephew of the late Mrs. Frederick Ferris Thompson, whose home, Sonnenberg, is now the site of the Veteran's Hospital.
Dr. Williams was educated in the old Canandaigua Academy and received a B.A. degree at Williams College in 1892. He also held honorary LL.D. degrees from Williams and the Citadel, Charleston, S.C. He served with the First National Bank of New York and later became affiliated with the United States Mortgage and Trust Company, serving in various offices until named vice-president in 1903. In 1905 he organized with Robert S. Bradley the Columbia Trust Company, of which he became managing vice president.
On retiring from the office of state comptroller in 1911, Dr. Williams became president of the Windsor Trust Company of New York. In 1914 he was elected president of the Industrial Finance Corporation, owner of the Morris Plan banking system. On his return from Red Cross service in France, where he held the rank of Major, he became a member of the New York firm of Clark Williams and Company, which was merged in 1939 with Winthrop, Mitchell and Company, under that name.
Philanthropies -  A Trustee Emeritus of Williams College, Dr. Williams was responsible for establishing endowment and scholarship funds, and he and his wife gave to Williams the Faculty House at a cost of $186,000. He founded the Williams Club in New York in 1913. He gave 21 scholarships to the Citadel and in 1938 received its Algernon Sydney Sullivan award.
Dr. Williams had served as treasurer and trustee of Teachers' College, Columbia University, trustee of the Women's Hospital and the Boy's Club of New York, was active in establishing the Permanent Wild Life Protection Fund, had served on the executive council of the American Bankers' Association as vice-president of the New York State Chamber of Commerce and President of the National Association of Supervisors of State Banks. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Loyal Legion and Kappa Alpha fraternity. In 1934 he wrote his autobiography, " The Story of a Grateful Citizen."
He was married in 1897, to Miss Anna Plater, of Nashville, Tenn.  Survivors are his widow, two nieces and a nephew, Mrs. Frederick A.
McKechnie Jr., of this city, Mrs. Walter Hale, Nashville, Tenn., and Richard Plater, Jr., of Thibodeiux, La.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Congregational Church, the Rev. Richard H. Bowen, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Monday January 20, 1947    by: Ron Hanley 


+ Clarence Worthy Case, 55, died Sunday at his home,
43 Fort Hill Avenue , after a five weeks illness.  Lifelong resident of Canandaigua he was a well known farm manager.
April 20, 1891 , he was the son of Edson T. and Cora Worthy Case, of Canandaigua. He was a member of Canandaigua Lodge F AM, and the Methodist Church .
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Lucy Depew Case, his mother, Mrs. Edson T. Case, this city, one sister and two brothers, Mrs. Henry C. Burgess and Marion I. Case, Canandaigua, and Edson I. Case,
Niagara Falls .
Funeral services will be held Tuesday from the home at 3 p.m., the Rev. Stephen S. Pratt, pastor of Chapin Methodist Church, and the Rev. Lloyd V. Moffett, pastor of the local Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn.


+ Thomas A. Burke, Young Attorney, Ends Own Life
Thomas A. Burke, 31, of 20 Scotland Road, attorney and World War II veteran, died suddenly Saturday night after a brief illness at Brigham
Hall Hospital. Coroner E. S. Brown issued a verdict of suicide by hanging.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert C. Burke, he was a lifelong resident of Canandaigua, where he was born September 5, 1915. He was graduated from
St. Mary's School in 1929, Canandaigua Academy in 1933, received his A. B. Degree from Cornell University, 1938, and his L.L.B. from Cornell Law School in 1940. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in January, 1941.
Entering the Army Quartermaster Corps in 1942, Mr. Burke served two and one half years in this country, receiving his honorable discharge as
first lieutenant from Fort Ord, California, in December 1944. Before entering and after leaving the military service, he was associated with the law firm of Eaton and Witmer in Rochester until that firm was dissolved, January 1946.
Last April he opened his own law offices at 101 South Main Street. In September he was granted permission by Justice Harold P. Burke to practice in the U.S. District Court. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity, Cornell.
Besides his parents, survivors are two brothers, Gilbert C. and Albert C. Burke Jr., Canandaigua.
Funeral services will be held from the home tomorrow at 9 a.m. and from St. Mary's Church at 9:30. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Thursday  February 6, 1947   by: Ron Hanley 
Miss Mulheron To Wed Edward Walsh  -  Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Miss Elaine Mulheron, daughter of Mrs. Katherine M. Mulheron, Telyea Street, to Edward G. Walsh of Bristol Street. The wedding will take place February 11 at 10 A.M. in St. Mary's Church and will be followed by a breakfast for the immediate families at the Canandaigua Hotel.
The bride elect was guest of honor last evening at a variety shower given by Mrs. George Gilbert, Holcomb, and Mrs. Edward Stratton, Telyea Street, in the home of Stratton. Games furnished entertainment for 15 guests with prizes awarded to Mrs. Katherine Mulheron and Mrs. Leslie Meath. Refreshments were served, table settings in variegated colors.

 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Tuesday  February 11, 1947

 Miss Elaine Mulheron, Patrick J. Walsh Married Today
In a Mid-Winter ceremony at St. Mary's Church this morning at 10 o'clock, Miss Elaine C. Mulheron, daughter of Mrs. Katherine M. Mulheron, 156 Telyea Street, and the late William F. Mulheron, was united in marriage to Edward G. Walsh, 110 Bristol Street, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Walsh, of this city.   The Rev. Wallace J. VanDeusen, assistant pastor, received the vows in a double ring service. Mrs. John Boardman, Shortsville, was organist.
 Given by Brother -  Given in marriage by her brother, William F. Mulheron, this city, the bride wore a gray suit with matching hat and accessories and a corsage of orchids.  As Maid of Honor, Miss Avis Barry, of this city, wore a brown suit with matching appointments and a corsage of Talisman roses. Thomas P. Walsh, of Auburn, brother of the bridegroom, was best man.
The bride's mother wore a gown of turquoise of blue with black accessories and a corsage of pink roses, while Miss Mary Walsh, this city, aunt of the bridegroom, was in black with a corsage of pink roses.
Breakfast was served to the immediate families in Hotel Canandaigua with covers for twenty. The wedding cake was used as a centerpiece.
To Live In City  - After a short wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Walsh will live in Canandaigua. The bridegroom was a member of the class of 1939 at Canandaigua Academy and entered the U.S. Army in 1940. After five years of service, including three in the Pacific area, he received his discharge in 1945. His bride was graduated from the Academy in 1940.  A variety shower was given for the bride by Mrs. George Gilbert, Holcomb, and Mrs. Edward Stratton, this city, in the Stratton home.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Wednesday     April  8, 1947       by: Ron Hanley 
Miss Rita Walsh Wed To Marine Air Veteran -   In St. Mary's Church yesterday at 4 p.m. was solemnized the marriage of Miss Rita Mary Walsh, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Walsh, of this city, to Joseph Edward Krossber, son of Mrs. Cecelia Krossber, 46 Beeman Street. The Rev. Wallace J. VanDeusen, assistant pastor, received the vows in the presence of the immediate families.
The bride was attired in a dove gray suit with pale pink flowered hat and black accessories and a corsage of red rosebuds.
Edward G. Walsh, brother of the bride, was best man.
A wedding dinner for the bridal party was served in Hotel Seneca, Geneva. After a brief trip, Mr. and Mrs. Krossber will live in 46 Beeman Street. The bridegroom received his discharge last November after four years with the Marine Air Corps, including service in the South Pacific.
He attended Canandaigua Academy, where his bride was a member of the 1945 class.  The bride-elect was a guest of honor Sunday night at a variety shower given by the bridegroom's mother in her home.


 APPROACHING  MARRIAGE -  James F. Walsh, of Holcomb, announces the forthcoming marriage of his sister, Miss Catherine C. Walsh, daughter of Mrs. Beatrice M. Walsh, of Tubbs Road, Holcomb, and the late Edward D. Walsh, of Canandaigua, to Austin D. Miles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miles, of Elm Tree Road, Holcomb. The wedding will take place April 26 followed by a reception to be held at the home of the bride's mother.


Announcement is made of the marriage of Mrs. Mary Redfern and John S. Southworth, both of this city, which took place today in Erie, PA.  After a short trip Mr. and Mrs. Southworth will live for the present at 459 South Main Street, later moving to their recently purchased home at 237 Center Street.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Wednesday  May 28, 1947      by: Ron Hanley 

Harry Pimm, 80, of
146 Chapin Street , died last night in Thompson Hospital after a long illness.
Native of Fairport he had spent most of his life in Victor, where he had been employed at the Simonds general store for over 65 years. In 1923 he was married to Mrs. Emma Grinnell Webster, of Canandaigua, and had since made his home here. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Besides his wife he leaves a stepdaughter and stepson, Mrs. Roger C. Avery and W. Stanton Webster, of this city.
Funeral services will be held from the Cotton Funeral Home, Victor, tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. the Rev. Hardy Lumb, pastor of Canandaigua Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will be in
Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER    Friday  July 18, 1947        by: Ron Hanley 
LOCALS  -   Mrs. T. Hamilton Kennedy and daughter, Kathleen, Bristol Street, leave tomorrow by plane from Rochester for Eureka, California, to visit her mother, Mrs. Walter Dalton.

 The Daily Messenger - Canandaigua    Monday,    September 29, 1947     by: Ron Hanley 


Mrs. Fannie Francis Pierce, 82, wife of George W. Pierce, 76 Chapin Street, died at her home this morning after a three week illness.  Born in Elyria, Ohio, September 12, 1865, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Francis , late of Bristol.  On April 25, 1883 she was married to Mr. Pierce, then a resident of Bristol, and 10 years later moved to Canandaigua, where she had since resided. 
They celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary last spring.  Mr. Pierce is retired superintendent of Brigham Hall farms.  Mrs. Pierce was a member of All Souls Universalist Society and was active in affairs of the denomination as long as her health permitted.
Besides her husband, she leaves two sons and four daughters, Howard S. and Irmin L. Pierce, Mrs. George F. Coyne and Mrs. Alfred Cade of Canandaigua, Mrs. Earl Case and Mrs. Louis B. Cartwright of Rochester.  Also 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Curtice Funeral Home, North Main Street, from 2 pm Tuesday until Wednesday noon.  Private funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. Nelson L. Lobdell, retired Universalist minister, officiating.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL  Oct 3, 1947  Front Page             by: Ron Hanley 
Recent Bride -  Mrs. Albert C. Burke Jr., shown above, was the former Miss Lillian Margaret Cappon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burrell T. Cappon, Park Avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Burke are now residing at 85 Howell Street.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL    Friday   January 2, 1948   Front Page, col 1   by: Ron Hanley 

Will of Clark Williams is Filed Here  -     Wide Array of Bequests Made

 The will of the late Clark Williams, former resident of Canandaigua, and a member of one of this county's most distinguished families, has been received for filing in the office of Surrogate Frederis T. Henry.

 Mr. Williams died in Greenwich, Conn., on December 18, 1946, at the age of 76 years. His will, covering 21 typewritten legal pages and including 73 separate bequests, was probated in Greenwich, on December 23, 1946.

 Mr. Williams niece is Mrs. Mary Kirkham McKechnie, who lives at 20 Gibson Street, Canandaigua. By the terms of the will she is bequeathed an autographed copy of the Clark family history which was written by Mr. Williams' mother, Mrs. Abigail Clark Williams. Mr. Williams war medals including his Cross of Legion, and his scrapbook of World War I.

Mrs. McKechnie is also given "Pine Bank", the Williams' family property on Canandaigua lake in the town of South Bristol.   Mr. Williams through terms of his will, gave $10,000 to the First Congregational church of Canandaigua. He stipulated that he favored the creation of a fund to be called the Abigail Clark Williams fund.  Mr. Williams also left the sum of $1,000 to Rev. Lewis T. Reed, Amherst, Mass., a former pastor of the local Congregational church.
The will provides that Mr. Williams' wife, Mrs. Anna Plater Williams, shall have life use of the family homes at Greenwich, Conn., and at Camden, S.C.  She is also to receive, the will stipulates, an annual sum of $32,000, together with income received from real estate and all personal properties in these homes.
Besides his bequest to the Congregational church here Mr. Williams gave the sum of $250 to St. Phillips church in Camden, S.C., and $250 to St. John's church at Spring Hill, S.C.  The Boys' Club in New York, in which Mr. Williams was deeply interested, was given a bequest of $10,000.  Mr. Williams' secretary, Charlotte B. Stimpson, was given the
sum of $10,000 to continue the Samuel Fussenden Clarke Wild Flower competition. Mrs. Stimpson was also bequested the sum of $25,000 and was given the use of Mr. Williams' hunting lodge at Newboro Lake, Ont.  In his other bequests numbering more than 50, Mr. Williams' remembered a wide array of army friends, close acquaintances in New York, and members of his household staffs.
The size of Mr. Williams' estate is not definitely stated.  The total of his bequests add to $390,000.  He had use during his lifetime of income derived from a $2, 500,000 trust fund established by  his aunt, the late Mrs. Frederick F. Thompson, for the New York Zoological society. He was recipient also of substantial real estate income from New York properties in the 39th and 40th street blocks on Madison Avenue.
Mr. Williams was the son of George N. and Abigail Clark Williams. George N. Williams studied law as a young man, but engaged in the banking business in Canandaigua during his mature years. The Williams and Barnes bank was the forerunner of the McKechnie bank which in turn was the forerunner of the present Ontario County Trust company.
His mother was the youngest daughter of Governor Myron Holly Clark, chief executive in the state from 1854 to 1856. Governor Clark was the last executive elected by the Whig party in the state.

Governor Clark had four daughters, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Frederick F. Thompson, Miss Charlotte Clark after whom Charlotte Street in the city was named, and Mrs. Samuel Backus, who operated a girls' school on Gibson street a half century and more ago. There was also a son, Lorenzo Clark, who engaged in business in Detroit.  The Williams family home was on Howell Street, just west of the playground.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL  Friday,   January 2, 1948      Pg 5, col 1     by: Ron Hanley      
Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Power Herendeen, 83, who died in Canandaigua Health Home Sunday after a long illness, were held from her home in Park Avenue Tuesday.  Rev. S. S. Pratt and Rev. L. V. Moffett officiated. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery
Mrs. Herendeen was born in  the town of Farmington, Nov. 22, 1864, a daughter of Morey and Esther B. Power. She married Lewis D. Herendeen who died about two years ago, and had been a resident of Canandaigua for many years. 
Survivors are a son, Howard D. Herendeen of this city, one sister, Mrs. Herbert Wiley, Penn Yan, a grandson, Edward L. Herendeen, Johnson City, and two great grandchildren.

Mrs. Donald Warren  Mrs. Stella E. Warren, 63, wife of Donald Warren, 156 Chapin Street, died at the family home Wednesday evening, December 31, after a long illness.

Born November 20, 1884 in Bradford, Pa., she was the daughter of Alex and Mary Eddy Coffee. She had been a resident of Canandaigua for 31
years and was active in the Methodist Church, where she was affiliated with the Women's Society for Christian Service, its Adalaide Avenue group, and the Brooks class.
Besides her husband, survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Charles Isenhour, Canandaigua, and Mrs. Carl Mosher, Rochester, two sisters and five brothers, Mrs. Horace Chambers, Honeoye Falls, Mrs. Henry Chapple, Rochester, Jay L. and Thomas G. Coffee, Fairport, William, Fred and Rosie Coffee, Rochester, also two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held from the residence Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Lloyd V. Moffett, B.D., pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. 

ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE     Sunday    February 15, 1948    by: Ron Hanley      
HEART ATTACK COSTS LIFE OF E. C. PEREGO, 42         Stores To Close For Funeral Of Canandaiguan
Canandaigua:   Stores in Canandaigua will remain closed part of Monday morning during the funeral services for Edwin C. Perego, 42, prominent local businessman, who died unexpectedly Friday night, February 14, 1948, following a heart attack in his home at 22 Scotland Road.
Funeral for the late Canandaiguan will be held at 9:30 in the home followed by a funeral High Mass in St. Mary's Church at 10 o'clock. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
A native Canandaiguan, Mr. Perego had conducted a retail meat business in South Main Street for many years following the death of his father, Edwin Perego, who established the firm several years ago.
Mr. Perego was born in November 1905, the son of Edwin and Catherine Burke Perego, and attended the local schools. He was a graduate of Allen Chalmers Military School in Philadelphia. He also attended the University of Pennsylvania where he was affiliated with the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. 
Active in the civic affairs of the community, Mr. Perego was a member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce, a member of
the Rotary Club, the Merrill Hose Company, the Knight's of Columbus, and St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rosalind Buckley Perego, three daughters, Miss Jane D. Perego, a student at Trinity College, Washington, D.C., Miss Anne D. and Miss Katherine B. Perego,  Canandaigua, and his mother, Mrs. Edwin Perego Sr., also of Canandaigua.
 Members of the Chambers of Commerce board and the Retail Merchants Division and of the Merrill Hose Company will attend the funeral in bodies in honor of their late associate.

 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Friday  February 20, 1948    by: Ron Hanley
Funeral services for Julius J. Brahm, retired Reed Corners farmer, who died Tuesday in Thompson Hospital, were held this afternoon from
Reed Corners Congregational church, the Rev. Takayanagi.
Bearers were Ben Duesenbury, Jay Paddock and Irving Rupert, Rushville, Floyd Henry, LaVerne Gage and Ray Bigham, Canandaigua Rd.
Masonic services at the grave in Reed Corners cemetery were conducted by Rushville Lodge F and AM, of which Mr. Brahm was a member.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Tuesday  March 2, 1948     by: Ron Hanley  

Ray W. Johnson, 64, Retired Real Estate Man, Dies After Long Illness
Ray W. Johnson, 64, of 44 Perry Place, prominent Canandaigua realtor who retired January 1 due to ill health, died early this afternoon in Thompson Hospital.
Born September 5, 1883 in the town of Canandaigua, he was the son of Jacob and Celestia Wheaton Johnson. He was educated in the district
school, Canandaigua High School, and Rochester Business Institute. He was married November 16, 1906, to Miss Waity R. Douglass, daughter of
Mrs. Sarah M. and the late Frederick G. Douglass, of Canandaigua.
                                 Realtor For 30 Years
When first married Mr. Johnson operated his father's farms on the Bristol road for several years, later moving to Shortsville, where he engaged in the dried fruit and produce business, also the manufacturer of Leader Traction Sprayer. In 1915 he sold out the manufacturing business to Crown Drill company of Phelps, and moved his family to Canandaigua, where for over 30 years he had been engaged in the real estate business.
 In 1937 Mr. Johnson entered a partnership with Claude H. Boals, of Lakeland, Florida, and opened a real estate office in that city, which has operated in addition to his Canandaigua office until 1946 when he sold out of the interest in the southern office to Mr. Boals.
 He was a member for many years of the Chamber of Commerce and spent a great deal of time and energy in helping to secure the Veterans
hospital for Canandaigua. 
During the first World War, Mr. Johnson organized and was made President of the Canandaigua Defense contingent, which was former to give military training to draftees and volunteers before being taken into the army. The county supervisors appropriated $5,000 for this work and at one time over 100 men were in training. This organization was later taken into the National Guard.
Mr. Johnson was Civil Service Commissioner of Canandaigua city for 13 years and chairman of the board for 6 years. He was a member of the New York State Farm Brokers association and had been president of that organization for two terms, a member of the State and National Associations of Real Estate Boards, the New York State Appraisers Association, the Canandaigua Lodge, F and AM, Canandaigua Rotary Club and the First Methodist Church.
 Survivors are his wife, two sons, Ralph D. Johnson, principal of the Canandaigua Academy, and Gordon J. Johnson, Rochester, former major
in the United States Army, two daughters, Mrs. Ester W. Camp, Rochester, and Mrs. Mildred R. Gaarde, Denver, Colorado, also several grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete.  [buried at Woodlawn cemetery]

(Probably) The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, NY        April 30, 1948                       by Sharon Ward

Deaths - Stanley A. Beach
Stanley Arnold Beach, 40, son of Mrs. Stephen Beach, 229 Davidson avenue, died this morning at Mount Morris hospital after a long illness. He was born in Bristol June 1, 1907, son of Stephen and Estella Warfield Beach.  Besides his mother, he leaves two sisters, Mrs. Alec Johnson, Twinsburgh, O., and Mrs. Matthew O'Brien, Jr., of this city.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Kennedy chapel, Bristol street, the Rev. Lloyd V. Moffett, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating.  Friends may call at the chapel Saturday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m.  Interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery. 

(Probably) The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, NY       May 3, 1948                by Sharon Ward
Stanley A. Beach
The funeral of Stanley A. Beach, this city, who died Friday at Mount Morris, took place yesterday afternoon from the Kennedy chapel, Bristol street, the Rev. Lloyd V. Moffett, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Bearers were Charles W. Figenscher, Forrest K. Blint, Lloyd A. Johnson, Harlan Wright, Howard Lamphier and Raymond Jenkins.  Interment was in Woodlawn cemetery.

  CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER     Tuesday     June 1, 1948       by: Ron Hanley  
F. A. McKechnie Dies At Home, Funeral Today  -  Private funeral services were held this afternoon from the Curtice Funeral Home, North Main Street, for Frederick A. McKechnie, Sr., 83, of 152 Howell Street, lifelong resident of Canandaigua, who died Sunday evening at his home after a long period of failing health.   The Rev. Richard H. Bowen, pastor of the Congregational Church, officiated. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.
A son of Alexander and Jessie Wilson McKechnie, he was born in Canandaigua May 18, 1865, and was the sole surviving member of the family of six children, which included, Alexander Jr., John D., and George W. McKechnie, Mrs. Joseph W. Swain, and Mrs. Henry L. Howe.
Educated in Canandaigua Academy and Swarthmore college, he returned to Canandaigua in 1884 and entered the McKechnie bank, predecessor to the present Canandaigua branch of Lincoln Rochester, as clerk, later serving as assistant cashier.  He was a director and secretary of the old Canandaigua Steamboat Company and for many years served as vice-president of the J. and A. McKechnie Brewing Company, founded by his father and uncle, James and Alexander, who came to this country from Scotland in 1843. The family home, Thistle Bank, in North Main Street, is the present home of the American Legion.
Besides his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Wheeler McKechnie, survivors are a daughter and son, Miss Jessie E. McKechnie and Frederick A. McKechnie Jr., two grandchildren, Frederick A. McKechnie, 3rd, and Mary Williams McKechnie, all of Canandaigua, also several nieces and nephews.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Wednesday  September 29, 1948  by: Ron Hanley 
 BIRTHS -   A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Walsh, 207 Center Street, in Thompson Hospital, September 27, 1948.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Monday  December 20, 1948    by: Ron Hanley 

DEATHS  -  Charles VanVooren, 72, of 114 Hubbell Street, died Sunday, in Thompson Memorial Hospital, after a long illness.  Son of Harry and Louise Norsen VanVooren, he was born in Phelps, but spent most of his life in Canandaigua. He was a member of St. Mary's Church.  

Survivors are two sons and a daughter, Francis and Lewis VanVooren, Canandaigua, and Miss Marie VanVooren, Fairport, four sisters, Mrs. George Fox and Mrs. Joseph McNamara, of Rochester, Mrs. Patrick B. Downs and Mrs. William Meath, Canandaigua, three brothers, Emil VanVooren, Rochester, James and George VanVooren, Canandaigua, also three grandchildren.

 Funeral services will be held Thursday from St. Mary's Church.  Interment will be made in Calvary Cemetery.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Tuesday  November 9, 1948    by: Ron Hanley 
Mrs. Margaret Farrington Brahm, 83, of Reed Corners, died this morning in Thompson Hospital, where she was admitted a week ago following a heart attack. She was born in Gorham, January 25, 1865, daughter of Michael and Sally O'Brien Fallon. Her husband Julius Brahm died in February.
Survivors are six step-children, Mrs. Albert Smithem, Mrs. Clifford Liddiard, John, Irving and Leon Brahm, Canandaigua, and Clarence Brahm, Washington, D.C., a nephew, George Fallon, Reed Corners, and several cousins.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 9:30 at Kennedy Funeral Home, and at 10 A.M. from St. Mary's Church. Interment will be in
Woodlawn cemetery.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER    Thursday    February 14, 1949   Page 3, col 6       by:    Ron Hanley


Mrs. Mary Jane Prendergast, 82, died last evening in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Genevieve Ryan, 161 W. Gibson Street, after a long period of failing health. 

Born in Watkins Glen May 21, 1866, she was the daughter of Dennis and Mary Lynch Sullivan, natives of Ireland. She came to
Canandaigua 35 years ago. Her husband, Richard A. Prendergast died in 1914. 
Survivors are five daughters and one son, Mrs. Mary Harpending, Rochester, Mrs. John Laube, Livonia, Mrs. Ryan, with whom she made her home, Mrs. Nora Lambert, Mrs. Benedict F. Mack and Richard F. Prendergast of Canandaigua, one sister, Mrs. Honora Grady, Corning, 17 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and several nephews and nieces. 
Funeral services will be held from the home Saturday at 9 30 A.M., and from St. Mary's Church at 10 o'clock. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Saturday  February 26, 1949     by:    Ron Hanley
BIRTHS  -   A son to Mr. and Mrs. T. Hamilton Kennedy, 121 Hubbell Street, in Thompson Hospital, February 25, 1949.

CANANDAIGUA  DAILY  MESSENGER    Tuesday     March 22, 1949     by:    Ron Hanley


 William E. Hanley, 82, well known retired merchant, died last night at his home, 16 Greig Terrace, after a long period of ill health.
Lifelong resident of Canandaigua, he was born November 30, 1866, son of John and Margaret Madden Hanley.
 For twenty years he was associated with the late W. A. Husbands, meat dealer, both as an employee and partner. On May 1, 1907, Mr. Hanley opened his own meat market in Phoenix Street, and later moved the site to South Main Street now occupied by Clement's Restaurant.
He sold out to H. O. Park and then opened a market on Bristol Street, which he conducted until his retirement in 1927. He was a member
of St. Mary's Church.
On October 1, 1890, Mr. Hanley married Miss Matilda Hamilton, of Shortsville, they having celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in
1940. Mrs. Hanley died May 22, 1941.
Survivors are four sons, Edward T. Hanley, Ontario County Treasurer, Albert F. Hanley Sr., and R. Milton Hanley, all of this city, and Walter H. Hanley, Illion, and one sister, Mrs. Newell Regan, Jersey City, N.J., 10 grandchildren and one great grandson.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9 A.M. from the Kennedy funeral chapel, and at 9:30 from St. Mary's church.  Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER           Tuesday              April 5, 1949          by:    Ron Hanley
Funeral services were held from the Curtice Funeral Home, North Main Street, this morning, for Mrs. Clara Spangle North, who died Friday
in Riverdale, Maryland, after a long illness.
The Rev. Herbert A. Lotee, pastor of the West Bloomfield Congregational Church, officiated. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Among those called here were Master Sgt. and Mrs. Harry Hazell, and son Herbert Hazell, Greenbelt, Maryland, and their daughter, Mrs.
Kenneth Aurieh, Riverdale, Maryland, and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. North, West Bloomfield.  Mrs. North had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Harry Hazell for some years.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER      Tuesday       June 21, 1949       by:    Ron Hanley
Miss Hanley Honored At Geneseo State
Miss Meryl A. Hanley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Milton Hanley, 73 Chapel Street, has been named co-editor of the 1949-50 college yearbook.
The Oh-Ha-Daih, at Geneseo State Teacher's College, where she is a junior majoring in history. Announcement was made at the annual class
night moving up exercises.
Miss Hanley was a member of the literary staff for two years. She also is a member of the Women's Athletic Association, Newman Club,
treasurer of Cothurnus, recording secretary of Alpha Clionian society and member of Student Council.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Friday  July 1, 1949       by:    Ron Hanley
Bodies Of War Veterans Being Returned Here
Bodies of 3 servicemen from Canandaigua and vicinity who gave their lives in World War II in Europe have been returned to this country aboard the US Army Transport Carroll Victory, the Department of the Army announced today. All served with the Army. They are:
Cpl. Edward D. Walsh, son of Mrs. Beatrice McK. Walsh, of Honeoye, formerly of 21 Foster Street, this city.
Sgt. Walter C. Reedy, son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Reedy, Canandaigua, R3.
Sgt. John M. D'Amico, 5 Patterson Avenue, Geneva.
Walsh Served In AAF - First reported missing in a plane flight over Germany June 20, 1944, Sgt. Walsh, 20, tail gunner of a Flying Fortress, was later reported killed in action on the same date.  Son of the late Edward D. Walsh of this city, and Mrs. Walsh, who recently moved to Honeoye, he was born in Canandaigua, attended district school in Honeoye and was graduated from Canandaigua Academy in 1942 after his induction in February. He trained in Florida, Colorado and Oklahoma and went overseas February 1943. He had 18 missions to his credit according to his final letter home.  Besides his mother, he leaves one sister, Mrs. Catherine Miles, of Naples, a brother, James F. Walsh, Honeoye, and his Grandmother, Mrs. Margaret McKibbon, Livonia, also several uncles and aunts in Canandaigua and Livonia.
The bodies are being sent to the regional distribution centers, from where they will be released to next of kin. 

 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Thursday  July 21, 1949      by:    Ron Hanley
Bridal Pair At Home Following Mountain Trip
After a wedding trip to Old Forge, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Merle VanGelder are at their home in Chapin.
The marriage of Miss Mary Gertrude Marsa, of Manchester, to Mr. VanGelder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles VanGelder, of Chapin, was solemnized Saturday at 11 a.m. in the rectory of St. Dominic's Church, Shortsville. The Rev. John E. Napier performed the double ring ceremony.
The bride wore a suit of white sharkskin with bolero and ballerina skirt. Her headdress was a halo of white rosebuds and tulle and she wore an orchid corsage.  As maid of honor, Miss Louise Marsa, sister of the bride, wore pink sharkskin with a headdress of pink and white rosebuds and tulle and a corsage of rosebuds to match. George VanGelder, of Brockport, was best man for his brother.
A wedding breakfast was held at the Town Pump, Orleans, for the bridal party, followed by a reception in the home of the bride's mother, where decorations were roses and gladiolus.
The bridegroom is employed at the Veteran's Hospital here and the bride has been employed by the Manchester Canning Company.
Prenuptial affairs included a variety shower at the home of the bridegroom's sister, Mrs. Clarence Chappell, Canandaigua.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Friday  July 29, 1949      by Ron Hanley           
Mrs. Mary Willys Sleght, 71, former Canandaiguan, died in a Rochester sanitarium today following a long illness.
 Born in Canandaigua, she was the daughter of David and Lydia North Willys, and sister of the late John North Willys, automobile magnate and ambassador to Poland, and Mrs. James Castle Saye. 
She served as third matron of Canandaigua chapter OES, organized in 1905. She had been a resident of Rochester about 30 years. Survivors are two sons and a daughter, Jarvis W. Sleght and Mrs. Lawrence DeVoll, Rochester, and John North Sleght, Port Washington, five grandchildren and a cousin, Mrs. Mabel R. Smith of this city.  Funeral services will be held Sunday from Hedges Memorial chapel, Rochester, with committal services graveside at Woodlawn Cemetery, this city, Monday at 10:30.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER     Thursday     August 11, 1949  by: Ron Hanley  
Gives Dinner For Sally Johncox  -  Mrs. Mabel L. Smith, 76 Gorham Street, entertained at a dinner last evening at the Holloway House in East Bloomfield, in honor of Miss Sally Johncox and Donald F. Purple, whose marriage will take place August 21.
Guests present at the dinner were, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Purple and son, Robert, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Johncox, and Major and Mrs. Thomas
Brass, Crystal River, Florida.

THE  DAILY  MESSENGER     Wednesday     September 28, 1949      Pg  3         by: Ron Hanley  
Donna Hanley, of this city, is chairman of the senior girl scout conference for scouts in Section B., Region 2, to be held at Tay House, Cobb's Hill, Rochester.  Miss Hanley will preside at the all day sessions which will draw scouts from Ontario, Yates, Livingston, Monroe, Wayne, and Seneca Counties.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY        Friday       October 21,  1949          by:  Dianne Thomas  

+  Thanksgiving Guests - Cheshire - Mrs. Mark BOOTH, West Lake road, will entertain the following on Thanksgiving day: Mr. and Mrs. William SMITH and daughter, Miss Emily SMITH, Canandaigua, and Mr. and Mrs. Anthony CORCORAN, Geneva. 

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER      Tuesday            December 28, 1949         by: Ron Hanley 
 Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Knopf Monaghan, 47, wife of J. Emmett Monaghan, Canandaigua R3, who died Friday night in Thompson
hospital after a brief illness, were held this morning from St. Mary's Church. The Rev. John B. Kleintjus, assistant pastor, officiated. The
Rev. John F. Duffy, also assistant at St. Mary's and Rev. Leo Hastings, Stanley, were in the sanctuary.
Bearers were Robert Kaveny, Gene and Cecil Crowley, Emmett Morrissey, Gerald Brocklebank and Laverne Gardner. Interment was in
Calvary Cemetery, Father Duffy and Father Kleintjes officiating.
Daughter of Frank C. and Jennie Fallon Knopf, Mrs. Monaghan was born in Rochester, April 6, 1901, and moved to Canandaigua 20 years ago.   She was a member of St. Mary's Church and Rosary Society.
Besides her husband, she leaves a son and a daughter, Emmett J. Jr., and Seana Monaghan, Canandaigua, three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Thomas Dalberth, Manchester, Mrs. Charles Maley, Walkill, Mrs. Arthur T. Nonweiler, Toledo, Oh., Albert L. Knopf, Gorham, and F. Adrian Knopf, Canandaigua.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Friday    January 27, 1950             by: Dianne Thomas 

Cheshire News:

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth SANFORD and daughter, Sarah, visited Mrs. SANFORD'S brother in Rochester on Sunday. 

W. Everett DOUGLASS, who has been quite ill since last week, Thursday night, is somewhat improved.  Callers at the DOUGLASS home on Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Edgar FISK, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. DOUGLASS, and daughter, Diane, all of Rochester, and James DOUGLASS of Canandaigua.

Clifford READ is ill at his home.

Mrs. Albert KEISTER was removed to Thompson hospital Saturday for observation.

Dorotha May READ has been ill but is somewhat improved.

Christine, Kathleen, Barbara and Edmond KENNEDY Jr., who have  been ill, are able to be out.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER    Tuesday    March 14, 1950       by: Ron Hanley  
Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Kennedy Breen, wife of Maurice Breen, who died Thursday at her home in Garden City, Long Island, were held this morning  from St. Mary's Church. Solemn High Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Leo C. Mooney, of Rochester, assisted by Rev. John B. Kleintjes and the Rev. John F. Duffy, assistant pastors of St. Mary's Church. The Rev. Michael C. Wall was in the sanctuary.
Bearers were William Burke, John C. Mooney Jr., and Francis Wardwell, of this city, and William Murray, Stanley. Committal services at Woodlawn Chapel were conducted by Fathers, Mooney, Kleintjes and Duffy. Interment later will be in Calvary Cemetery.

 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Wednesday  March 22, 1950         by: Ron Hanley  
A. C. Brace, 81, Dies Suddenly At Home Here
Arthur C. Brace, 81, who served as the manager of the Eastman Kodak company's branch office in Chicago for 30 years, died suddenly last
evening at his home, 395 North Main Street.
Born in Canandaigua December 27, 1868, He was the son of Horatio B. and Helen Marr Wilder Brace. As a young man he worked for several years
as a representative for the Eastman Kodak Company. Returning to Canandaigua he and the late George Finley conducted a photographic studio in the Finley building, South Main Street, now occupied by the Stewart studio.
In 1904 Mr. Brace married Miss Julia Beebe Hunter, of Canandaigua, and they moved to Rochester, where he was again affiliated with the Eastman company. About six years later he was transferred to Chicago as manager of the company's branch office. Following his retirement in 1937, he returned to Canandaigua, where he had since made his home.
Survivors are his wife, a niece, Mrs. Helen Bates Allison, of Maplewood, N.J., and a grand-nephew, Frank Bates III, of Canandaigua.
Funeral services will be held from home on Friday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. Richard H. Bowen, pastor of the Congregational Church, officiating.
Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Saturday  May 27, 1950       
 by: Ron Hanley  

Mrs. Christine Dobbler VanGelder, 55, wife of Charles E. VanGelder, Chapin, died this morning in Thompson Hospital after a brief illness. 

Born in South Bend, Indiana, May 31, 1894, she was the daughter of Joseph and Lucy VanDebler Dobbler, natives of Belgium. She had lived in
Chapin 25 years.
Besides her husband survivors are five daughters and five sons, Mrs. Emerson Belding, Rochester, Mrs. Walter Wright, Phelps, Mrs. Clarence Chappell and Mrs. Andrew Burt, Canandaigua, Miss Shirley E., Philip E. and Fred M. VanGelder, Chapin, George A., Brockport, Charles A., Palmyra and Francis A., Victor. Two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Alphonse Hautekeete, Rochester, Mrs. Amy Reynolds, Canandaigua and
Philip Dobbler, Littleville, also 22 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 3:30 P.M. from the home, the Rev. Stephen S. Pratt, pastor of the Chapin Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Pioneer Cemetery, Clifton Springs Road.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Thursday   June 29, 1950     by: Ron Hanley  

DEATHS -  Word has been received here of the death Tuesday of Eugene S. Orgon, a former resident of Ontario County, at his home in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.
The body will arrive here tomorrow, when funeral services will be held in Woodlawn Chapel at 2:30 P.M., the Rev. Stephen S. Pratt, retired Methodist minister, officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery where Mr. Orgon's mother and sister are buried. he leaves no near relatives. 

THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday     August 4, 1950      Pg 5, col 4            by: Ron Hanley  
Miss Hanley Clings To Lead in Miss Canandaigua Voting
Miss Donna Lou Hanley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Milton Hanley, 73 Chapel Street, continued her strong lead in the Main Street beauty queen competition during the past week, pulling well ahead of her rivals in the contest. The chamber of commerce is sponsoring the competition as part of the August 19 Main Street celebration. 
Miss Kathleen Van Vooren pulled into second place during the week, and Miss Janet Beyea, who was second last week, dropped to third. Miss Ann Dobbins and Miss Dorothy Mumerow who were eighth and ninth in the contest a week ago, made pronounced gains and are now fourth and fifth. Miss Pauline Lauck is sixth, Miss Patricia Gehrig, seventh, Miss Janet McCarty, eighth, Miss Anna Mae Brockelbank, ninth, Miss Norma Ross, tenth, Miss Dorothy Dean, eleventh, and Miss Nina Colgrove, twelfth. 
There are 27 contestants. The five with the highest vote total will be picked Saturday, August 12, and the judges will name, "Miss Canandaigua" from this group on the basis of attractiveness, personality and poise.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Friday    August 18, 1950             by: Dianne Thomas 


Mrs. Edmond KENNEDY entertained for her daughter, Barbara, last Friday, the occasion being her sixth birthday.  

Mrs. Wayman GOODNOW has bee in the Highland hospital, Rochester, where she had a cyst removed a week ago Monday.  last week's paper by mistake had Mrs. GOODNOW in Thompson hospital. 

Frederick GOODNOW has been spending the past two weeks with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. WHEATLEY of Clifton Springs.  

Mr. and Mrs. Carrol SIMMONS of Bristol and Mrs. Edson WARD spent the weekend at the lake with Mrs. Jennie MARKS.

Mrs. Albert KEISTER is quite ill at her home here. 

Miss Betty DEWEY of West Cheshire, PA, is visiting her cousins, Marilyn and Amy HALL

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Friday  September 11, 1950   by: Ron Hanley      
Newark Woman, Born Here, Dies In City On 89th Birthday  -   Born in Canandaigua, September 9, 1861, Mrs. Winifred McCarthy, of
Newark, died suddenly Saturday afternoon on her 89th birthday anniversary ion the home of her cousin, Thomas H. O'Brien and Mrs.
O'Brien, 142 Gorham Street, whom she had been visiting the past week.
She was the daughter of Patrick and Ellen Walsh. She had lived in the West and in Newark for many years.
Rosary service will be held in the home of a nephew, William J. Walsh, 626 South Main Street, Newark, tonight at 8 o'clock. Funeral
services will be held tomorrow from St. Michael's Church in that village. Interment will be in Newark Cemetery.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER    Tuesday     November 21, 1950    by: Ron Hanley      
 Local Girl Heads College News Bureau  -  Miss Meryl A. Hanley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Milton Hanley, 73 Chapel Street, was selected as Chief of News Bureau of the State Teachers College, Geneseo, New York.  She was Editor in Chief of the OH-HA DAIH, college yearbook, 1949-50.
Miss Hanley is Executive Editor of the OH-HA-DAH, a member of Newman Club and the Women's Athletic Association, a member of Student Council and of Alpha Clionian Sorority.   She was graduated from Canandaigua Academy in 1946.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER Tuesday December 19, 1950     by: Ron Hanley  
DEATHS  -  Mrs. John Raines Jr.
Memorial services for Mrs. Helen Curtice Raines, wife of John Raines Jr., of Rochester, formerly of Canandaigua, who died Sunday after
a brief illness, were held this afternoon at the Curtice funeral home, North Main Street. The Rev. Richard H. Bowen, pastor of the Congregational Church, officiated.   Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery.
 Holiday School Festivities Set At St. Mary's      Dinner Planned Tonight    All Day Program On Wednesday 
Beginning the Christmas festivities of St. Mary's School will be a dinner party in the church hall tonight  at 5:30 o'clock for the choir and music class of the school given by the Rev. Michael C. Wall, pastor.
Guests of honor will be the Rev. Gerald Kelly, chaplain at the VA hospital, the Rev. John B. Klentjes, the Rev. John F. Duffy, assistant pastors, the Sisters of St. Mary's convent, and Francis J. Taylor, organist, with Mrs. Taylor. One hundred and twenty will be served. A program of Christmas music will be sung by the choir.  Wednesday will be a gala day for the entire school body. A movie will be shown in the morning in the parish hall to all the children of all grades. In the afternoon there will be a program in which each of the grades will take part. After the program gifts will be presented to each child by Santa.
KINDERGARTEN PLAY -  Opening the program will be a playlet by the kindergarten, "The Little Old Woman's Christmas Problem" with Joyce Ann Smythe as the woman in the shoe and Mary Patricia Ryan as Mother Goose. Others in the cast are: Eileen Sullivan, Rose Mary Cutri, Robert Meenan, Frank Pierce, Joseph Cutri and James Beahon, with the following dancers, Linda Moran, James Cooksey, Rose Mary Cutri, Thomas McWilliams, Ellen Sullivan, Paul Fergus, Martha Sanford, Donald Canali, Kathleen Quayle, Ronald Lenzi and Margaret Walsh.
Next will be a song, "What Is The Spirit Of Christmas", by the eighth graders, a recitation, " A Night Long Ago", forth grade girls and a playlet, "The Story Of The First Christmas," in which Eileen McKay will be Mary and Edward Ryan, Joseph. Other parts will be taken by Curtis VanOrman, Michael Doran, Richard Personale, Frank Muscato, Gary Pierce, Robert Morrice, Thomas Walsh, James Newell, Ronald Hanley, Thomas Pierce, Richard Maina, Morris Erdle and James Chrisman, with second grade children as shepherds and angels.

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