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Canandaigua News

1951 - 1959

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CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Thursday  February 1, 1951       by: Ron Hanley  
Mrs. Anne Henderson McBride, 60, a native Canandaiguan, and wife of Errol McBride, of Rochester, died Wednesday night January 31, 1951, at St. Mary's Hospital, that city, after a two year illness.   Born here, October 12, 1890, she was the daughter of Charles and Catherine Hill Henderson.
Besides her husband she leaves two sons, Earl Jr. and Carroll M. McBride, Rochester, two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Edward Allen, Mrs. Maxwell MacDougall, James and City Patrolman Charles Henderson, all of Canandaigua, and Lewis Henderson, of Rochester, also four grandsons.
Funeral services will be held from the Leis funeral home, Dewey Avenue, Rochester. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, this city, at the convenience of the family.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER Thursday March 9, 1951      by: Ron Hanley  
Homer E. Barber, 70, dies at his home, 216 Center Street, yesterday, March 7, 1951, after a long illness.
He was a retired heating and plumbing contractor, in business here over 40 years.
Son of Henry and Addie Shirley Barber, he was born in Avon, July 27, 1880 and came to Canandaigua more than 50 years ago. In 1911 he entered partnership with Simeon F. Orman and conducted plumbing business under the name of Orman and Barber. The firm later dissolved and became the present concern of H. E. Barber and Son. When Mr. Barber retired in 1947, his son Ralph H. Barber continued the business.
Mr. Barber was a member of Canandaigua Lodge F and AM. He was married in 1898 to Miss Ada Hotchkiss, they having celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary three years ago.
Besides his wife and son, he leaves four daughters, Mrs. John D. Cotton, Mrs. John H. Brahm and Mrs. Edward C. McCarthy, all of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Robert H. Foland, of Geneva, a sister and two brothers, Mrs. Edward Baily, Avon, Henry J. Barber, Canandaigua, and Harrison Barber, Battle Creek, Mich., nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, also several nieces and nephews.  Interment will be in Woodlawn, with Masonic rites.

 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Tuesday  March 13, 1951   by: Ron Hanley  
IN NEW HOME  -   Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Eastman have moved to their new home at 73 Chapel Street, recently purchased from Mr. and Mrs. R. Milton Hanley. Mr. and Mrs. Hanley and family have moved to the Cross apartment, 40 and one half Chapin Street, vacated by the Eastmans.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER          Monday        March 26, 1951        by: Ron Hanley  
DEATHS -  Mrs. Ella F. Meath, 63, died Sunday, March 25, 1951, at her home 156 Telyea Street, after a brief illness. Born in Canandaigua, August 5, 1887, she was the daughter of Matthew and Bridget Conway Finnerty. She was a member of St. Mary's Church and Rosary Society.

Survivors are one daughter and four sons, Mrs. Katherine Mulheron and Donald Meath, Canandaigua, Herbert Meath, Palmyra, Robert Meath, Avon, and John Meath, Kodiak, Alaska, one sister, Mrs. N. A. Margrett, Rochester, 12 grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. from the home and at 9 a.m. from St. Mary's Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Saturday  May 26, 1951    by: Ron Hanley    
TO GET DEGREES -  Miss Meryl A. Hanley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Milton Hanley, Chapin Street, and Miss Dolores Conrad, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Weld Conrad, Canandaigua RD 3, will receive their bachelor of science degrees from Geneseo State Teachers college at the 80th annual commencement June 10. There are 195 graduates in the class.

 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER                Friday                                    June 1, 1951         by: Ron Hanley  
  DEATHS  -  MAJ. EDWARD SIMMONS -    Major Edward Bacon Simmons, 53, native Canandaiguan, died suddenly of a coronary attack, last evening, May 31, 1951, at Fort Hamilton Army Hospital, Brooklyn.    Since the beginning of World War II, Major Simmons had served as medical officer of the Port of New York.
 Born here, December 8, 1897, he was the son of the late Edward W. and Elizabeth Bacon Simmons, his father having been the proprietor of the Simmons Drug store. He attended the Union School and Mohegan Lake Military School, Peekskill, and studied Pharmacy at Columbia University, New York, operating a drug store in Brockport for some years before going to Brooklyn in 1941.   
 A veteran of WW I,  he saw service in France with a Rochester  ambulance Co. of the 27th Division of the US Army.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Howland Simmons, Brooklyn,  and Miss Mary Simmons, Washington, DC, also one sister, Mrs. William L. Gates, of this city, who left this afternoon for Brooklyn.  Funeral services are incomplete, but military arrangements and interment will be in Brooklyn.

  CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER Monday June 11, 1951     by: Ron Hanley  
 Meryl A. Hanley Gets BS Degree
Miss Meryl Adele Hanley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Milton Hanley, Chapin Street, received her bachelor of science degree yesterday at Geneseo State Teacher's College commencement exercises.
A graduate of Canandaigua Academy, 1946, Miss Hanley has been identified with many college activities. She has taken a position as third grade teacher in Ruben-Dake school, Irondequoit, for the coming year.
Mr. and Mrs. Hanley, Mrs. R. C. VanDenbergh and Albert F. Hanley Sr. attended the exercises. Miss Hanley went on to Conecius Lake for a house party of her sorority, Alpha Clio.

Canandaigua Daily Messenger      August 6, 1951       by: Ron Hanley  

GEORGE W. PIERCE, Nonagenarian, Dies at Home

George W. Pierce, 91, retired superintendent of Brigham Hall farms, died unexpectedly yesterday afternoon, Aug 5, 1951, in the home of his son, Irmin L. Pierce, 76 Perry Place, with whom he resided.  Although he had been in frail health, he had not been ill.

Born in Bristol April 19,1860, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Pierce.  He was married April 25, 1883 to Miss Fannie Francis of Bristol, who died in 1947.  They lived in that town 10 years before moving to Canandaigua, where he served for 38 years as head of the Brigham Hall farms.  He retired about 16 years ago.  Mr. Pierce had been trustee of All Souls Universalist society for over 35 years and was always active in that denomination.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Louis B. Cartwright and Mrs. Earl F. Case of Rochester, Mrs. George F. Conyne of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Marion P. Cade of Manchester. Two sons, Irmin L. and Howard S. Pierce of Canandaigua.  Also 19 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
Private funeral services will be held Wednesday from the Curtice Funeral Home, 344 North Main Street, where friends may call Tuesday afternoon and evening.  The Rev. Donald B. F. Hoyt, pastor of the First Universalist Church Rochester, will officiate. 
The courtesy of no flowers has been requested by the family.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Thursday December 6, 1951   by: Ron Hanley  
Funeral services for Mrs. Ada. A. Barber, 73, who died Tuesday,  December 4, 1951, were held today at 2 p.m. from the G. M. Kennedy and Son Funeral Home, with the Rev. David W. Ayers, pastor of the Federated Church, officiating.
Bearers were Vernon Brahm, John Brahm Jr., Kenneth Fletcher, Ellsworth Pool and George Pool, all of Canandaigua, and Paul Hotchkiss of Rochester. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER         Wednesday         May 7, 1952      by: Ron Hanley     
DEATHS   John P. Kennelly
John Patrick Kennelly, of 177 Telyea Street, lifelong resident of Canandaigua, died this morning, May 7, 1952, at his home.
He was born March 20, 1884, the son of the late Patrick and Mary Carr Kennelly. He married the former Miss Kathryn L. Phelps of June 21,
1916 in this city. About three years ago he retired from the New York Central Railroad after 40 years of service.
Survivors besides his wife include one daughter, Mrs. David Robbins, of Canandaigua, five sons, John M., Albert S., Daniel F. and
Thomas J., all of Canandaigua, and James P. of Seneca Falls, one brother, Daniel F., and one grandson, both of Canandaigua.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER     Saturday      May 31, 1952      by: Ron Hanley  
City Treasurer's Mother Dies At 89
Mrs. Catherine Kennedy, 89, of Shortsville, mother of City Treasurer, Thomas D. Kennedy of Canandaigua, died this morning, May 31, 1952, after a long illness. She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Canandaigua.
Survivors besides the son are two other sons, Arlington of Canandaigua, and Jack of Shortsville, with whom she made her home, one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Birr, of Rochester, and several grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Stoddard Funeral Home in Shortsville tomorrow. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from St. Mary's Church in Canandaigua.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY NEWSPAPER  Saturday June 21, 1952    by: Ron Hanley  
George Leo Linehan, 62, of 17 Perry Place, died suddenly Friday night, June 20, 1952, in the Knights of Columbus rooms. 
He was born May 10, 1890, in Canandaigua, son of the late Thomas and Nora Maley Linehan. He had been employed as a motorman for the
Rochester and Eastern Railway for many years and conducted a trucking business until his retirement several years ago.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a Veteran of World War I.
Survivors are one sister, Mrs. Clarence Taylor of Canandaigua.
Friends may call at the F. H. McElwee and Son Funeral Home today and tomorrow. Services will be held from the funeral home at 8:30 A.M.
Tuesday and from St. Mary's Church at 9 A.M. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Friday  November 14, 1952  by: Ron Hanley  
Funeral services were held today from the F. H. McElwee and Son Funeral Home and from St. Mary's Church for Mrs. Anna Broughall Kennedy, 85, who died Wednesday, November 12, 1952, after a long illness. The Rev. William J. Gaynor officiated. Bearers were Fred Hauber, William Hanovan, Wendell Toomey, Raymond Tanea, Francis Welch and George Doyle, all of Canandaigua. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery.
CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Wednesday  Nov 12,  & Nov 14, 1952
Mrs. Anna Broughall Kennedy, 85, widow of Thomas J. Kennedy, former police commissioner of Canandaigua, died this morning, November 12, 1952, at the Canandaigua Health Home after a long illness.
Formerly making her home at 36 Brooks Street, she had been a resident at the health home for the past year and one half.
She is survived by one son, Victor T. Kennedy, Canandaigua, two grandchildren, John Kennedy, of Canandaigua, and Miss Marion Kennedy, of Geneva.
Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday from the F. H. McElwee and Son Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. from St. Mary's Church.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Wednesday  January 7, 1953           by: Ron Hanley  
A young Canandaigua life insurance agent has been honored for an outstanding sales record during 1952.  Albert F. Hanley Jr., broker for the J. B. Patterson and Son agency, representing the Rochester district office of the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, will take his wife for a one week stay at the Vasper Park Lodge in the Canadian Rockies as a guest of Penn Mutual.
Hanley is one of the three members of the Rochester district agency who qualified for the "400 Club", their sales having topped the $400,000 mark during 1952. The district includes most of Central and Western New York.
Mr. and Mrs. Hanley will stay at the lodge with others who are being honored by the firm during the week of June 24. The 500 mile round trip and their sojourn there will take about three weeks.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Thursday  January 8, 1953       by: Ron Hanley  
Funeral services were held in Watertown Wednesday for Miss Mary J. Long, 78, native of Canandaigua, and a resident of Watertown for 41
years. Miss Long died Friday night, January 2, 1953, after a long illness, at the Philip's Nursing Home in Watertown.
A solemn high requiem mass was held at Holy Family Catholic Church, with Rev. Albert J. Farrell, pastor as celebrant, the Rev. Joseph L. Tierney, pastor of St. Mary's Church, Potsdam as deacon, and the Rev. Peter Lesperance of the Missioners of the Sacred Heart as sub-deacon. Burial was in the family plot at Cape Vincent where the family has had a summer home for 25 years.
Miss Long was born in Canandaigua October 28, 1874, daughter of John and Katherine Linehan Long, who had come to this country from
County Cork, Ireland. Her brother, the late Maurice A. Long, was a  prominent Watertown merchant.
Survivors include two brothers, William R. Long, Erie, Pa., and Matthew D. Long, of Watertown, a cousin, John M. Long, Watertown, and
cousins in Canandaigua.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER           Monday             January 26, 1953               by: Ron Hanley  
Locals  -  Mrs. Robert Foland returned by plane today to Orlando, Florida, having been called here by the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Ralph E. Barber, West Lake Rd. Mrs. Foland was the guest of her sisters, Mrs. Edward C. McCarthy, North Main Street, and Mrs. John H. Brahm and Mrs. John D. Cotton, Center Street.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Monday  February 9, 1953  by: Ron Hanley   
DEATHS - Charles J. Cowan
Charles J. Cowan, 53, died of a heart attack at his home, 151 Chapin Street, Canandaigua, Sunday February 8, 1953.
Born September 3, 1899, he was the son of the late James F. and Delia Long Cowan. He was a charter member of the Canandaigua Elks Lodge, and present chaplain of the lodge, also a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Mary's Church and of the Holy Name Society of which he was a past treasurer.
For more than 25 years he had been employed in Canandaigua as a clerk in the Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation.
Services will be held Wednesday at the home on Chapin Street at 9 a.m. with services from St. Mary's at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER          Tuesday           March 24, 1953         by: Ron Hanley
  Mrs. Ida M. Ferguson, wife of John C. Ferguson, Bemis Street, Canandaigua, died in Thompson Hospital this morning, March 24, 1953.
Mrs. Ferguson was born June 1, 1889, in Shortsville, the daughter of William and Mary Jane Rumsey Wardwell.
Survivors besides her husband include 19 children, Mrs. John Brown, of Gorham, Floyd and Elmer Ferguson and Mrs. Harold Turner of Canandaigua, Albert Ferguson, of Rochester, Charles Ferguson, of Honeoye Falls, Mrs. Howard Stoddard, of Holcomb, Mrs. William Shekell, of Clifton Springs, Mrs. Alton Hill, of Payson, Utah, and Hay Brown, of Palmyra, one sister, Mrs. Susan Griffin, of Canandaigua, one brother, Frank Wardwell, also of Canandaigua, and several nieces and nephews, and 20 grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Kennedy Funeral Chapel today and tomorrow.  Services will be held at the chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Lloyd V. Moffett pastor of the Canandaigua Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the West Ave Cemetery.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER     Thursday    March 30, 1953          by: Ron Hanley  
A. M. Davidson, Retired Shoe Merchant Dies
Alexander M. Davidson, 73, of 10 St. John's Court, Canandaigua, retired Canandaigua shoe merchant, active in civic and fraternal affairs, died this morning, March 30, 1953, at Thompson Hospital after a brief illness.
Born September 3, 1879 in Canandaigua, he was the son of the late James and Anne MacKenzie Davidson, natives of Scotland. Engaged in business with his father in the Davidson Shoe store, he continued the business after the retirement of his father in 1927, and then sold it to Shenkman's Inc., in January 1947.
Former Director of the Ontario County Trust Company, he was a former member of the Thompson Hospital Corporation, a 50 year life member of the Masonic Lodge and a charter member of the Rotary Club. A member of the Shrine and of the Commandery, he was a former member of the Elks Lodge and past president and charter member of the Merrill Hose Company. In 1923 he was appointed commissioner on the Board of Public Health and Safety and served for a number of years.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. William N. Brooks, Canandaigua and Mrs. George Hire, of Waverly, Pa., two nieces, Mrs. Webster P. Smith, Pittsford, and Mrs. Rexford W. Brockelbank, of Canandaigua, and four grandnieces.   Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Monday  May 4, 1953          by: Ron Hanley   
Vicinity Deaths    HERBERT S. COLE
Herbert Stinson Cole, 82, died suddenly at his home in Chapin, Saturday May 2, 1953.  Husband of Mary E. VanGelder Cole, he was born March 19, 1871, Price Edward County, Ontario Canada, son of the late Franklin and Joanna Goldsmith Cole. He moved to Ontario County in 1890, and settled in to Ontario County where he remained the rest of his life. He retired from farming a few years ago.
Mr. Cole was a member of the Canandaigua Lodge of Maccabees and the Manchester Methodist Church.
Besides his wife, survivors include one son, George B. Cole, of Orleans, two daughters, Mrs. Madeline Hathaway, Chapin, and Mrs. Arthur R. Middlebrook, Canandaigua, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Friends may call at the home in Chapin where funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2:20 p.m. The Rev. Gerald Harris, pastor of the
Manchester Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Monday  August 17, 1953    by: Ron Hanley   
Showers Honor Donna Hanley, September Bride
Bride-elect Miss Donna Lou Hanley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Milton Hanley, Gibson Street, was guest of honor at two showers given this weekend by relatives and friends.
Miss Dolores VanTroost, who will be maid of honor for Miss Hanley, was hostess for 29 guests at a personal shower Friday night at her home on Thomas Rd.
Miss Hanley obtained her gifts by following clues hidden in inflatable balloons. Games and charades provided entertainment with prizes being awarded the bride-elect, her mother and Mrs. Larry Chanave.
A buffet lunch was served by the hostess. Decorations centered around a large cake topped with a miniature candy umbrella.
A variety shower for the members of the family of Miss Hanley and her fiancÚ, William A. Andrews, was held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Andrews, North Road, Mrs. Arthur Andrews, Mrs. Charles Gehres and Mrs. Lyle Arnold, were hostesses for the event.
Gifts were gathered in a basket decorated in pink and white. The guests enjoyed games, prizes being won by Miss Annabelle VanGeker, Mrs. Leslie Gifford and Mrs. Hanley. Refreshments were served by the hostesses.
Marriage of Miss Hanley and Mr. Andrews will take place Saturday  September 5 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church. A wedding breakfast and reception will follow at Granger Homestead.

 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Saturday    Sept 5, 1953      by: Ron Hanley   

 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gehres and children, John, Mickey, Wesley and Charlene, Kings Park, L. I., are guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Andrews, North Road, for the wedding today of her nephew, William A. Andrews, and Miss Donna Hanley. Also house guests are Mrs. Andrews niece, Mrs. Jay Hillman Bottger and daughter, Mrs. Arthur Shaupeter and children, Linda, Arthur, Ronnie and Susan Delraid.  Mr. and Mrs. Luther Robinson, Lyons, were overnight guests at the Arthur Andrews cottage, East Lake Road, to attend the Hanley-Andrews wedding today.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Wednesday  October 7, 1953       by: Ron Hanley   
DEATHS - Francis B. Walsh
Francis B. Walsh died at his home, 11 Wood Street, Tuesday evening, October 6, 1953, following a lingering illness.
Born in Canandaigua, April 1, 1899, Mr. Walsh had retired from being a watchman for the New York Central Railroad for many years. He was a member of the Erina Hose Company.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Helen Maxon and Miss Mary Walsh, and one brother, William Walsh, all of Canandaigua, and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the F. H. McElwee and Son Funeral Home, South Main Street, after 7 p.m. today.
Funeral services will be held from there Friday at 8:30 a.m. and from St. Mary's Church at 9 a.m. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Monday  October 19, 1953   by: Ron Hanley   
Mrs. Nettie E. Breen, wife of Maurice Breen, 173 Mulberry Street, Rochester, died Sunday October 18, 1953 at her home in Rochester.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Robert B., of Utica, two sisters, Mrs. Laurie Smith and Mrs. Minnie Madden, both of Rochester, and two grandchildren, Thomas and Lynn, of Utica.
Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday from the home and 9 a.m. from St. Boniface's Church, Rochester. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Canandaigua.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Monday  November 9, 1953     by: Ron Hanley  
DEATHS -  Mrs. Mary Ahearn, widow of the late Frank A. Ahearn, died suddenly from a heart attack in her home at 260 Bristol Street this morning.
Mrs. Ahearn is survived by two sisters, the Misses Anne and Bessie Kane, two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Agnes Ahearn, of Rochester, a brother-in-law, Dennis Ahearn, of New York, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was a life long resident of the Canandaigua area and a member of St. Mary's Church and of the Rosary Society.
Friends may call tomorrow and Thursday during the afternoon and evening at the Dhondt Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday from the Dhondt Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. from St. Mary's Church. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER Wednesday  December 23, 1953      by: Ron Hanley   
Arlington Kennedy, 54, lifelong resident of Canandaigua, died yesterday, December 22, 1953, at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium following a lengthy illness.  He was born in Canandaigua on December 25, 1898, the son of Henry and Katherine Moran Kennedy.
Survivors include two brothers, Thomas D. Kennedy, City Treasurer of Canandaigua, and John Kennedy of Shortsville, one sister, Mrs. Edward Birr, of Rochester and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Kennedy Funeral Chapel today, from where the funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow followed by Mass at St. Mary's Church at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Canandaigua.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER Saturday May 1, 1954    by: Ron Hanley   
 Miss Bessie Kane, 360 Gorham Street, died this morning, May 1, 1954, in Thompson Hospital after a short illness.
She was born in the town of Hopewell, the daughter of the late James and Anna Herbert Kane, and had been a lifelong resident of Canandaigua and vicinity. She was a member of St. Mary's Church.  She is survived by one sister, Miss Anna Kane, of Canandaigua, and several cousins.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 8:30 from the Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. from St. Mary's Church. Interment will be in Calvary.



Paul Doran, Raymond Rodney, Robert Haight, Henry LeGrett, Robert Tripodi, Roger Guille, Richard Personale and Robert Reed, will serve on the altar at Masses tomorrow in St. Mary's Church.
Boys who will serve during the week are: Paul Doran, Raymond Rodney, Robert Haight, Henry LeGrett, David McWilliams, Thomas Pierce and Ronald Hanley.  (aw.... how sweet, Ron!)

THE  DAILY  MESSENGER             May 20, 1954                by: Ron Hanley  
 30  YEARS  AGO       May 14, 1924
Miss Esther G. Gerrould of Canandaigua became the bride of A. Morris Gifford also of this community, in an early Spring ceremony held last Saturday.

THE  CANANDAIGUA  DAILY  MESSENGER      May 27, 1954     Pg  3              by: Ron Hanley  
Mr. and Mrs. R. Milton Hanley and son Ronald, 180 Gibson Street, moved yesterday to the home of Mrs. Mabel P. Davis, 114 Granger Street, which the recently purchased.
Mrs. Davis and daughter Miss Nancy Davis are occupying the apartment vacated by the Hanley's.  Miss Meryl Adele Hanley, Rochester, will spend the weekend holidays with her parents.

SHORTSVILLE  ENTERPRISE          June 3, 1954      by: Ron Hanley 
40  YEARS  AGO       June  3,  1914
At the session of the board of supervisors this morning, an oil portrait of the late William T. Schley, Esq, of New York City, was
presented to the county and will be hung in the courtroom as part of the valuable collection there.  The painting was obtained and presented by Mr. Schley's children, Reeves Schley, and Mrs. William M. Shackford, both of New York City.
William T. Schley was born in Canandaigua on August 19, 1840. He was educated at Canandaigua Academy, and practiced law in the office of Hon. Elbridge G. Lapham, afterward United States Senator. He died July 1, 1912 after a distinguished career in Rochester and New York City.

THE CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER Monday August 9, 1954  Pg 7, col  6        by: Ron Hanley
DEATHS - Miss  Margaret  C.  Farrell
Miss Margaret C. Farrell, 73 W. Gibson St., died Saturday, August 7, 1954, following a long illness.
A lifelong resident of Canandaigua, she was the daughter of James and Ellen McGarry Farrell, and was well known in Canandaigua, where she served as a nurse for many years.
She was a graduate of St. Mary's School, and Canandaigua Academy, and a member of St. Mary's Church, and the Rosary Society of that church.
Survivors include six sisters, Misses Alice and Kathryn Farrell, Mrs. Hugh Smith, Mrs. Gerald Lynch and Mrs. Howard Lynch, all of Canandaigua, and Mrs. George Law of Rochester.  Interment in Calvary.


THE CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Wednesday,   August 11, 1954      Pg 3, col 3     

Funeral services for Miss Margaret C. Farrell, who died Saturday, August 7, 1954, were held at 8:30 A. M. today from her home, 73 W. Gibson Street, and at 9 A. M. from St. Mary's Church. 
The Rev. Paul Lynch, Fort Siocum celebrated the Solemn High Mass, the Rev. Robert Keleher, Rochester, was Deacon, and the Rev. William J. Gaynor, assistant pastor of St. Mary's, was sub Deacon. Students at St. Andrews Seminary, Rochester, filled the minor offices. 
Bearers were Robert Law, Richard Law, and Hugh Smith, all of Rochester, Donald Smith, Washington, D. C., John Hurley, Schenectady, and James Hurley, Geneva. Interment in Calvary Cemetery.

 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER       Saturday August 21, 1954           by: Ron Hanley   
 We can very well recall many of the characters which we used to know or hear about in the days that are past. These were all real characters and it does not seem that we have very many today who could be placed in this class. Today it is just the run of the mill, and there seems to be no outstanding character, who because he or she was so different stands out from the crowd.
The carting and trucking trade of Canandaigua was, in the days that are past, generally done by a group of men who used a one horse platform truck and all of whom used to park their trucks in front of F. W. Hardware Company, now Parks Hardware Company, and it was from this stand you would always find them ready to do business at your beckend call.
Another one of our prominent cart men was, Thomas P. Walsh. Walsh was one of the later cart men and he ran three trucks and was in the business in a big way. He was better known as Corky Walsh. Corky enjoyed a very keen wit which he could always use to good advantage.  Later Mr. Walsh was elected to the Board of Trustees of this village, this was before we became a city, and as a member of this body he was a real power. Nothing could be put over on Corky Walsh and people regarded him as one of the outstanding members of the board. Nothing of any doubtful character ever got passed Walsh. His natural sharpness and his ready and often biting tongue stood him in good stead as a member of our board of trustees.

THE CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER August 31, 1954  Wednesday  Pg 3, col 3   by: Ron Hanley 
DEATHS -   Mrs. Jesse O. Knapp     -    Mrs. Elizabeth Knapp, 76, 14 and one half Atwater Place, died Monday, August 30, 1954, in Thompson Hospital after a long illness.  The widow of Jessie O. Knapp, she was born March 7, 1868, in Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Babcock, and had lived in Canandaigua for the past 72 years.  Mrs. Knapp was active in the community affairs, a member and past
President of American Legion Auxiliary, a member of Canandaigua Grange, and of the Home Bureau.
 Survivors include one son, James F. Knapp, Canandaigua, one daughter, Mrs. Frank Roy Lord, Wilmington, Delaware, one grandson, Edward H. Knapp, Canandaigua, two Great Grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Charles Aylesworth, Godfrey, Ont., Canada. Two brothers, George A. Babcock, Verona, Ont., Canada, Fred Babcock, Spencerport, and several nieces and nephews.  Interment at Woodlawn cemetery.

THE CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER     September 1, 1954       Pg 3, col  6     by: Ron Hanley  
Miss Hanley Enjoys Unique European Tour - 
 Miss Meryl Adele Hanley, Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Milton Hanley, Granger St., has returned from a two months' hitch-hiking trip in Europe with an associate Miss Mary Nash. 
Starting out with bicycles, the young women found the pedaling too tiring, so stored their machines and started hitch-hiking. They
reported courteous treatment in all but one country, with no laws against this method of travel, "We made some wonderful acquaintances and were entertained overnight." 
Sailing from Montreal Miss Hanley and Miss Nash visited the English lakes country, spent a week in London, crossed the Channel to Calais, visited Belgium, Holland, and followed the Rhine Valley to Switzerland and the Alps. From the Black Forest of Germany, they went to Milan and Venice. While in a gondola on the Grand Canal there, they met a classmate from Geneseo State Teachers College, on the Isle of Capri saw Gary Moore of TV fame, and in Rome had a glimpse of the Pope.  Following the Italian and French Riviera, they spent two days in Paris where they viewed the famous Eiffel Tower soon to be dismantled.  They sailed from Belfast, Ireland, August 21, on the SS Roonagh Head, a flagship of a fleet of 62 freighters, arriving August 28.  Miss Hanley will resume her duties next week as a teacher in the Reuben Dake School, Rochester.


THE  DAILY  MESSENGER     Thursday       October 21, 1954      Pg 3, col 6         by: Ron Hanley  
 William B. Dannahe, 87, died last night, October 20, 1954, in the Canandaigua Health Home following a long illness. 
Born January 31, 1867, in Geneva, he made his home in Canandaigua for the past 20 years with his daughter, Mrs. Michael DeLea, superintendent of Thompson Hospital. 
He was a retired blacksmith, and a member of St. Mary's Church. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. DeLea, Mrs. William F. Steinbugler, Garden City, L. I., Mrs. Frederick Burke, Geneva, Mrs. William F. Regan, Brooklyn, 8 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.   Interment in Calvary Cemetery.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER October 22, 1954     by: Ron Hanley  
October 21, 1954 Confirmed at St. Mary's Church 134 individuals.
Most Rev. Lawrence B. Casey, DD, Auxiliary Bishop of the Rochester Catholic Diocese administered the Rite.  Children of the Parochial School who received the rite, marched to the procession from the school to the church, the girls in white gowns with white veils, the boys in white shirts, red ties, and dark trousers. There are 134 names which followed in this article and some of them are as follows:
Margaret Strom, Meta Strom, Joanne Gullace, Dolores Placito, Nancy Beaton, Lois Griffin, Jane Powers, Mary Ann Case, Linda Markes, Carmela Marafioti, Darlene Coleates, Diane Cuddeback, Eileen McKay, Dominica Tripodi, Robert Lenzi, Richard Maina, Francis Muscato, Thomas Pierce, Bernard Lillis, Thomas Furey, Peter Moore, Morris Erdle, Brien Colgrove, Ronald Clement, Lowell Dunlap, Gary Pierce, Roger Merritt, Michael Doran, David McWilliams, Robert Morrice, Richard Personale, Edward Kidman, James Newell, Ronald Hanley, Richard Malone, James Hurley, Thomas Walsh, Peter Schwartz, Edward Ryan, and Stephen Smith.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER Tuesday October 26, 1954     by: Ron Hanley  
OBITUARY -  Maurice Breen
Maurice Breen, a former Canandaiguan, died Monday at the home of his son, Robert B. Breen, Utica.
Mr. Breen was the brother of the late Cornelius Breen, of the firm Ahrens and Breen, and had worked most of his life at the State Hospital at Willard and at Industry.
Survivors include the son, two grandchildren, Thomas and Lynn Breen, Utica, and two sisters, Miss Mollie Breen, Canandaigua, and Mrs. Frank J. Gillespie, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 8:30 a.m. from the Murphy Mortuary, Rochester, and at 9 a.m. from Blessed Sacrament Church, Rochester. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Canandaigua.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER Friday November 26, 1954     by: Ron Hanley
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Andrews and son, Tommy, Ithaca, are guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Milton Hanley, 114 Granger Street. Also guests for Thanksgiving were Mrs. Hanley's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. VanDenbergh, and Miss Meryl Hanley, Rochester.

THE DAILY MESSENGER    Canandaigua, NY       March 30, 1955            by: Ron Hanley
 Mr. and Mrs. Ray E. Douglass, 104 Park Ave., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a quiet family dinner at the home of Mrs. Douglass sister, Mrs. Sherman Haberg, Country Club Rd., East Rochester, Tuesday evening. 
Mrs. Douglass, the former Miss Florence Perkins, Batavia and Canandaigua, and Mr. Douglass, a native Canandaiguan, were married March 22, 1905. The Rev. Ward Mosher, pastor of the Methodist church, officiated at the bride's home.  The couple have one daughter, Mrs. Karl Camp, Arlington, Texas, two grandchildren, Edward and Sharon. 
Mr. Douglass is with the Arthur L. Young Realty Company. Both are in excellent health, and Mrs. Douglass replied to a question concerning hobbies, "I am enjoying old age by taking life easy." 

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER                       Monday April 25, 1955             by: Ron Hanley

 Funeral services were conducted Saturday from Kennedy Funeral Chapel by Rev. Elroy D. VanDyke DD, pastor of the Methodist Church, and the Rev. Robert Ketchum, pastor of the Cheshire Community church, for William Everett Douglass, 73, of Canandaigua RD 5, who died Thursday, April 21, 1955, after a long illness.  Bearers were Alfred H. Dewey Jr., Robert D. Dewey, Richard J. Dewey, Ward E. Dewey, Donald C. Read, and Martin Barnim. Interment in Woodlawn.

 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER    Friday      July 1, 1955       by:  Ron Hanley
  Locals - Miss Meryl Adele Hanley, 114 Granger Street, and Miss Irene Porrey, Newark,  teachers in the Rochester city school system, expect to leave Tuesday for a four weeks major trip through the West.
They will be accompanied to Cleveland by Miss Hanley's mother, Mrs. R. Milton Hanley, and Mrs. Josephine Deck, Victor, who will visit Mrs. Deck's sister, Mrs. Alan J. Donovan, and Mr. Donovan, a former Canandaiguan.


Mr. and Mrs. Meade Pennybacker have returned to their home in Wynnewood, Pa., after a week's visit with Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D.

Kennedy, 124 West Gibson Street, and Mrs. Arthur Watts, 16 Greig Terrace.
+ Edward T. Hanley Jr., 24 Scotland Road, yesterday became affiliated with the law firm, Liebschutz, Sutton and DeLeew. A graduate of Cornell Law School.  Mr. Hanley was sworn in July 14 as a member of the New York State Bar Association.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Thursday  October 6, 1955      by:  Ron Hanley
Obituary -  Louis H. Brown
 Louis H. Brown, 68, of 253 Mason Street, died in Thompson Hospital after an illness of three years.  He was the husband of the late Mrs. Mayne Fogarty Brown, who died in 1938.
Born May 6, 1896, Mr. Brown was the son of Charles E. and Elizabeth Little Brown, West Bloomfield. He had been a retired employee of the Johncox Dairy Products Company. He was a member of St. Mary's Church.
Surviving are two sons, Vincent E. Brown and LaVerne L. Brown, one brother, Harry Brown, all of Canandaigua, one sister, Mrs. George Thompson, Clifton Springs, six grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Kennedy Funeral Home Thursday and Friday from where funeral services will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and followed by a Mass at 9 a.m. at St. Mary's Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Friday  October 7, 1955     by:  Ron Hanley
Announcement was made today by Robert L. Lobdell, local insurance agency, that he had secured the part time services of Franklin J. Gray, former Secretary of the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Gray who has been inactive since illness forced him to resign from the Chamber of Commerce post, will be on duty in the office  every afternoon of the week. This will free Mr. Lobdell, who acquired the office June 1, for outside work.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER     Thursday     November 15, 1955      by:  Ron Hanley
LOOKING  BACKWARD   November 15, 1930
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Hanley entertained three tables of guests at cards last evening at their home in Bristol Street. Prizes were awarded to Mrs. Leland W. Pierce and Rolland Tiffany.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Friday  February 24, 1956          by:  Ron Hanley
 OBITUARY  -   Mrs. Peter A. McMillan
Mrs. Emily H. McMillan, 85, wife of Peter A. McMillan, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 1956, after a long illness at her home Canandaigua RD 5.
Born October 3, 1870, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Eliza Harris. Mrs. McMillan was a lifelong resident of this vicinity.
Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Louis L. Garlock, Shortsville, and Mrs. Ralph Benham, of Canandaigua, three grandsons, Robert, Fred and John Garlock, of Shortsville, one sister, Mrs. Anna Brewer, Canandaigua, two brothers, H. Gird Harris, of Canandaigua, and Frank Harris of Honeoye Falls. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Thursday  May 17, 1956     by:  Ron Hanley
 Obituary  - Mrs. John J. Long
Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Barry Long, 78, wife of John J. Long, of 205 Prospect Street, were held this morning from McElwee
Funeral Home and from St. Mary's Church. Mrs. Long had died at her home on Monday May 11, 1956.
Bearers were Ray Tanea, Ethelbert Seiler, East Bloomfield, William Kirkmire and Lyle Kirkmire and John Long, all of Rochester, and Gene  Brown, Alcott.
The Rev. John V. Rossi, assistant pastor of St. Mary's Church officiated at Mass and the Rev. Alphonse P. Crimmons, pastor, officiated at Calvary Cemetery.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Wednesday    June 13, 1956                         by:  Dianne Thomas 

+  Rites for Mrs. QUICK Thursday - A funeral service will be held at 9, Thursday morning at St. Mary's church, for Mrs. Frances Wade QUICK, 56, well known Canandaigua resident, who died Monday evening at Thompson hospital, after a long illness.  She was a lifelong resident of Canandaigua.  she was born Sept 24, 1899, a daughter of John and Nellie Clancy WADE.  She was a member of St. Mary's church and had been active in the Rosary society of the church.  She is survived by her husband, Cecil F. QUICK; two daughters, Mrs. Jesse R. SAUNDERS and Mrs. James H. LYNAUGH, both of Canandaigua; a sister, Miss Madeline WADE, Canandaigua, and three brothers, Edward, Charles and George WADE, all of Canandaigua.

Mrs. Merton O. PRATT and Wallace REED, Canandaigua, were Thursday callers of their cousin, Mrs. Grace CORSER

   CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Monday  June 18, 1956   by:  Ron Hanley
Obituary -   John Long
John J. Long, 76, of 205 Prospect Street, died Friday June 15, 1956, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Dawson, Canandaigua RD 2, following a long illness.   A life long resident of Canandaigua, he served as chauffeur for the Willis M. Tuttle family. His wife, the former Miss Jessie Barry, died last month.
Besides Mrs. Dawson, he is survived by two other daughters, Miss Jessie Long and Mrs. William Doane, all of Canandaigua, one son John A. Long, Marcellus, 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Friends may call at the McElwee Funeral Home tonight from where funeral services will be held Tuesday 8:30 a.m. and St. Mary's Church at 9 a.m.  Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Wednesday    June 27, 1956                         by:  Dianne Thomas 


Miss MULHERON Is June Bride

Miss Mary Joanne MULHERON, daughter of Mrs. W. H. MILES and the late William F. MULHERON, 156 Telyea street, became the bride to Vincent Parker MURPHY, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter MURPHY of Canandaigua, in a pretty summer ceremony held Saturday morning at St. Mary's church, in Canandaigua.  The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Alphonsus P. CUMMENS, pastor of the church, followed by a nuptial high mass celebrated by Rev. William GAYBOR, assistant pastor of the church.

The bride, given in marriage by her brother, William F. MULHERON, chose a gown of white silk fastened with a portrait neckline.  she carried a bouquet of white roses.  Mrs. Harry JONES III of Rochester was matron of honor and wore a ballerina length gown of yellow crystallette with a headpiece of matching flowers and carried a cascade bouquet of yellow and white carnations.  The two bridesmaids, Mrs. Mark STERNIN of Brockport and Mrs. Mary L. MOWITZ of Tonawanda, wore similar gowns of lilac crystalette with lilac headpieces and carried matching bouquets.  James MURPHY was best man for his brother and the ushers were the bride's brother, Robert E. MULHERON, and James ROTH, both of Canandaigua.  

The bride is a graduate of Canandaigua Academy and of Brockport State Teachers College.  She will teach in the Syracuse public school system in the Fall.  Mr. MURPHY is studying at LeMoyne college in Syracuse.  He served for four years in the United States Marine Corps.  


Centerfield News:

Mr. and Mrs. Howard APPLETON, Centerfield Rd., attend the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Earl HOLCOMB at South Butler, Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter BRINKERHOFF and son, Liberty, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Roy BROCKELBANK, Marsh road, and attend the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. BRINKERHOFF'S parents at Canandaigua. 

Mrs. Reid NIXON and sons, Billy and Walter, Centerfield road, attend a shower for Mrs. NIXON'S niece, Miss Eleanor BIXBY at Geneseo.  Miss BIXBY'S marriage takes place soon, to Francis KOSAKOWSKI of Livonia.  the wedding will be in Geneseo. 

Mr. and Mrs. William HOFFMAN, Mr. and Mrs. Edward HOFFMAN and sons, Edward and Ellis, of the Wheeler's Station road, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Milo V. GILLAM, Seneca Castle.  

Mr. and Mrs. Donald BROOKS and daughters of Churchville, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Clarence MC MAHON, Centerfield road. 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur ALLEN and children of Sodus, Mr. and Mrs. Seth HODGE and daughter, Victor, Mr. and Mrs. Cameron HODGE and sons, Gorham, were guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. R. S. HODGE, Wheeler's Station road.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard SEAMAN, Mrs. Clara FINAGAN, Mr. and Mrs. Emmett FINAGAN and family, Hopewell, were callers of Miss Emma FINAGAN and William FINAGAN, Centerfield road.

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip KUHN and children, Yerkes road, have returned home after being with relatives in Ohio and Michigan.

Mr. and Mrs. William WHITTAKER, Easton, Pa., spent the weekend with Albert ROOD, Buffalo St. Ext. 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold BUSBY and daughters, Caryl and Virginia and son, Howard, Cooley road, spent Tuesday with Mr. and Mrs. Willard REYNOLDS, Franklinville.

Mrs. Frank WILKINSON, Canandaigua, spent Sunday with her sister, Mrs. Lorenzo PURDY and Mr. PURDY, Purdy road.

Mrs. H. H. BROCKELBANK, North Bloomfield road and Mrs. Clifford PURDY, Purdy road, attend the wedding of Miss Jean JACKSON, Albion and Melvin A. BUDDEN, Syracuse at Albion on Saturday.  Mrs. Carrie PRATT and granddaughter, Miss JACKSON were frequent visitors of friends here.

Mrs. Arthur ROOD has been spending 10 days with her son, Rev. J. Henry ROOD and family of Groton.  

Mr. and Mrs. James SHEPARD and son, James, of Clifton Springs spent Sunday with Mrs. SHEPARD'S parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold BUSBY of the Cooley road.

Mr. and Mrs.. Fred RUSSELL, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard RUSSELL, Mrs. Della COOLMAN, Rochester, Mrs. Alice CAVEN, Mrs. William CAVEN and son, Billy and William FINNERTY, Canandaigua, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Edward FINNERTY, Sunday.  

Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Wednesday    July 18, 1956                         by:  Dianne Thomas 

Mrs. Jennie S. DURAND Dies - Mrs. Jennie Supplee DURAND, 169 Gibson street, died Tuesday night at Thompson hospital after a long period of failing health.  Mrs. DURAND suffered a hip fracture in a fall at her home Sunday night and was brought to the hospital.  She was the widow of Seymour E. DURAND and was a member of one of Canandaigua's old families.  She had spent her entire life in this area and was widely known in musical circles in the community.  She was organist at the First Methodist church for many years.  She is survived by two daughters, Miss Katharine L. DURRAND and Miss Margaret J. DURAND, and one sister, Mrs. Harriet LATTER, who resides on the west coast. 

Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Wednesday    July 25, 1956                         by:  Dianne Thomas 

Miss RUSSELL Is Pretty Bride - (picture)  Miss Laura Jane RUSSELL, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George A. RUSSELL, 110 North Main street, Canandaigua, became the bride of Dr. Norman R. LOOMIS, Ontario, son of Mrs. Leon C. LOOMIS, Forest Hills, L.I., and the late Mr. LOOMIS, Saturday afternoon (July 21) in the Methodist church.  Rev. Dr. Elroy D. VAN DYKE, pastor, performed the double ring ceremony before an altar of palms, gladioli and candelabras.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a ballerina length gown of white nylon tulle fashioned with a fitted bodice of Chantilly lace, decorated with satin rosettes.  She wore matching mitts and an elbow length veil and carried a bouquet of white albium lilies.    Miss Barbara RUSSELL, sister of the bride, as maid of honor, wore a white organdy ballerina length gown embroidered with yellow flowers and having a cummerbund of yellow taffeta.  She carried a colonial bouquet of Pinocchio roses.

Bridesmaids were Miss Marjorie LOOMIS of Forest Hills, sister of the bridegroom; Mrs. Robert DUGAN of Syracuse and Miss Linda CROSS of Canandaigua.  They wore similar gowns embroidered in blue with blue cummerbunds and carried colonial bouquets of Demure and Garnett roses.  Mary GLERUM, Canandaigua, was flower girl and carried a white basket of Demure and Garretn roses.    Lloyd VAN HOOVER, Ontario, was (cut off) .......



CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Wednesday  September 5, 1956     by:  Ron Hanley
Margaret E. Lynch Becomes Bride of Walter Rodney In City Church Rites
The wedding of Miss Margaret Ellen Lynch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard H. Lynch, 256 Prospect Street,  and Walter Raymond Rodney, of Canandaigua, was solemnized Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church.
The bride's brother, Lt. Paul J. Lynch, United States Army Chaplain of Kalserslauten, Germany, officiated and celebrated the nuptial Mass.
He was assisted by the Rev. Alphonsus P. Crimmons.
James P. Lynch, brother of the bride, and Dennis McQuire, students at St. Bernard's Seminary were servers. In the sanctuary were the Revs.
William P. Gaynor, John Rosse, assistant pastor's of St. Mary's Church, the Revs. Robert Kelcher, Lawrence Ward and Donald Murphy, of Rochester, and the Rev. Patrick Gahee, U. S. Navy Chaplain of Camp Lejune N. C.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of chantilly lace and tulle over ivory satin. Her veil of tulle was fastened to a cap of matching lace, embroidered with seed pearls. She carried a crescent bouquet of pink and white desert roses and stephanotis.
Mrs. Andrew Halbert, sister of the bride, as matron of honor, wore a gown of collusion blue and net with matching headdress. She carried a
crescent bouquet of miniature pink and red rose buds.  William Caulkins was best man for his cousin. Robert Craugh and Lewis Frasca were ushers.
Mrs. Lynch, mother of the bride, chose a Dior blue crepe gown with matching velvet hat. She wore a corsage of Pinocchio roses.
A breakfast for the family and friends was held at the Holloway House, East Bloomfield following the ceremony.  After a Southern trip Mr. and Mrs. Rodney will reside at 321 Gibson Street. Prenuptial affairs included showers given by Mrs. Clarence Vest Jr. and Miss Ruth Convoy, of Canandaigua.



CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Thursday  September 6, 1956        by:  Ron Hanley

John Joseph Long III, Rochester, grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Long, Canandaigua, has enrolled at the University of Detroit to continue his electrical engineering studies after completing two years at St. John Fisher College.



CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER       January 21, 1957             by:  Ron Hanley      

 Scott L. Gerould, 83, 172 N. Main Street, died this morning January 21, 1957 in the Thompson Hospital following a long illness.  He was the husband of Gertrude G. Potter Gerould.  He was born in the town of Gorham, March 13, 1873. He was the son of the late Horace and Olive Griswold Gerould. He was a retired cattle dealer and farmer, a member of the Methodist Church and Canandaigua Grange, and past Supervisor of the Town of Canandaigua.
Survivors besides his wife are a daughter, Mrs. A. Morrise Gifford of Canandaigua, two grandsons, Robert G. Gifford, of Smithtown, LI, and Wesley A. Gifford, Canandaigua, and two granddaughters. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Tuesday  May 14, 1957        by: Ron Hanley  
Birth Record -   A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Walsh, 159 Bristol Street, in Thompson Hospital, May 13, 1957.

THE  VICTOR  HERALD   June  11,  1958   Pg 4, col  5                      by: Ron Hanley  
FARRELL -  Mr. and Mrs. William Farrell Plan 50th Anniversary Gathering
 East Bloomfield - Mr. and Mrs. William P. Farrell will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house Sunday, June 15, from 2 to 5 p. m. in the home of their niece and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Webb, in Maple Avenue.
 At St. Bridget's church in East Bloomfield, June 17, 1908, took place the marriage of Miss Jane Mahoney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Mahoney of East Bloomfield, and William P. Farrell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Farrell of Victor. The marriage vows were heard by Rev. Patrick A. Neville, and attendants were Miss Carolyn Mahoney, a sister of the bride, and Joseph Farrell, brother of the bridegroom.
 Most of their married life has been spent in East Bloomfield township. For three years they resided with Frank Cannan, a
brother-in-law, in the northwestern part of town and assisted in the care of his six small children. They have been residents of Maple Avenue for the past 35 years.
 Both have been active in civic and community affairs. Mr. Farrell has served as constable and dog warden. He was a house painter
and decorator for several years. Mrs. Farrell is a member of the cafeteria staff at Bloomfield Central school and this season is employed week-ends in a similar capacity at the 4-H club camp in the Bristol Hills. She is a member of Court Isabella, CDA, and the T Bridge club. She has one brother, Frank Mahoney, Rochester, and Mr. Farrell has a sister, Mrs. Eugene Wilkinson of Victor.
 They will be honored at an anniversary mass at 7:30 Tuesday morning, June 17, at St. Bridget's church, East Bloomfield.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Monday  June 17, 1957        by:  Ron Hanley
Birth Record -  A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rodney, 132 Gibson Street, Canandaigua, in Thompson Hospital, June 15, 1957.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Wednesday  July 10, 1957       by:  Ron Hanley
LOOKING BACKWARD   July 10, 1932   Mr. and Mrs. R. Milton Hanley, North Main Street, entertained 21 boys and girls at the Sonneberg Playground Saturday afternoon in observance of the fourth birthday of their daughter, Meryl Adele. 

The Geneva Times                 Tuesday           Aug 20, 1957                       by: Dianne Thomas


William A. DELAHUNTY - Geneva - Funeral services with full military honors  for William A. DELAHUNTY were held this morning from his home, 593 S. Main St., and from St. Stephens Church.  The Rev. Raymond P. NOLAN, pastor, was celebrant of the the solemn high requiem mass. The Rev. Raymond RINGWOOD was deacon and the Rev. John MORGAN sub-deacon. Burial was in Calvary cemetery, Canandaigua, with Father NOLAN officiating at the grave.

A firing detail from the VFW was headed by Capt. Robert DUNHAM, assisted by 1st Lt., Dick FREDENBURG and post commander, Merle GROSJEAN.  Members of the detail were William POLLAK, Edward LINDSAY, Edward SMITH, Floyd PHILLIPS, Robert HEMMINGWAY, Jospeh LaVOI, Charles BARNARD, and Benjamin SECOR.  

Bearers were all members of the Seneca Ordnance Depot Security Police: John CONNORS, Walter O'MALLEY, Anthony MARINO, Joseph GOODMAN, William MAHON and Earl SHELLHAMMER


Honored At Shower -  Miss Bette OWEN, 56 Greenhurst Ave., was guest of honor at a recent variety shower given by her sisters, Mrs. Robert MEEKS and Miss Alleen OWEN, at the home of Mrs. MEEKS, 91 Hamilton St.  Miss OWEN will be married Sept. 7 to Ronald MORSE, Lyon Rd.

Attending the shower were Misses Gail JOHNSTON, Nancy DENNIS, Judy MORSE, Marion MORSE, Jean ROSE, Helen SLOTH, Beverly CAMPBELL, Bettie ROGERS, June HERENDEEN, and Mrs. Russell RICKERSON, Mrs. Albert OWEN and Mrs. Carl MORSE.


Injured At Play - Rod BROOKS, 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willard BROOKS , Dewey Ave., Stanley, was treated at Geneva General Hospital, Monday afternoon for an injury to his right hand. He got a fish hook caught in his hand while playing.  

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Tuesday  December 24, 1957      by:  Ron Hanley
Birth Record -  A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hanley Jr., Rochester, in Thompson Hospital, December 21, 1957. Mr. Hanley is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hanley Sr. of 18 Greig Terrace.

  CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Tuesday  February 18, 1958      by:  Ron Hanley
Mrs. Harry Kennedy
Mrs. Emma Schneble Kennedy, 58, widow of Harry Kennedy, died unexpectedly at her home, 39 Buffalo Street today, February 18, 1958.
Born April 21, 1899, in Frederickstaht, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Philip and Minnie Flohr Schneble. She came to this country at the age of two and had been a resident of Canandaigua the past 55 years. She was an employee of the Lisk Savoy Corporation. She was a member of the Congregational Church.
Survivors are two brothers, Julius H. Schneble of Canandaigua and Albert T. Schneble of Syracuse, several nieces and nephews.   Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

THE  DAILY  MESSENGER  Monday July 14, 1958   Pg 3        by:  Ron Hanley
Howard D. Herendeen, 71, 15 Howell St., died Saturday, July 12, 1958, at Thompson Hospital following a brief illness. A lifelong resident of this city, Mr. Herendeen was born July 29, 1886, the son of the late Lewis D. and Minnie Power Herendeen. He attended schools in Canandaigua and Victor, and received business training at the Rochester Business Institute.
He was a member of the Methodist Church, Masonic Canandaigua Lodge, and Odd Fellows. He was also a member of the board of trustees, Woodlawn Cemetery Association. 
For twenty five years he conducted a confectionary and news store at 65 S. Main St. being associated with Walton G. Lapham until 1928 when Mr. Lapham died. In 1933 Mr. Herendeen sold the business and purchased the Lewis W. Johncox store at170 South Main St., which he operated for two years. For 20 years he operated a summer store at Cottage City on East Lake Shore, where he made his home during these years.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Helen G. Spangle Herendeen, a son, Edward L. Herendeen, Johnson City, and 2 grandsons and a granddaughter.  Interment was made in Woodlawn Cemetery.



CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Friday       December 26, 1958            by:  Ron Hanley

OBITUARIES    Mrs. Cloid Sprankle
Mrs. Florence K. Sprankle, of 109 Chapel Street, died at her home Wednesday, December 24, 1958, following a long illness.
She was born in Canandaigua, December 18, 1881 and had been a lifelong resident of the area. She was active in forming the Canandaigua Garden Club, and was a charter member of the Canandaigua Home Extension Service Unit. For many years she had assisted her husband in his store in South Main Street.
She is survived by her husband, Cloid Sprankle, a son, C. Kenneth Sprankle, of Washington, D.C., a daughter, Mrs. Edward Stiles, of Holcomb, three grandchildren, Linda and Kenneth Sprankle, of Washington, D.C., and Peter Stiles, of Holcomb.
Friends may call at the John C. Johnson Funeral Home today where funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Richard H. Bowen, pastor of the Congregational Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

DAILY MESSENGER                June 11, 1959          Pg 2, col 5                  by:  Ron Hanley
McKechnies Mark 25th Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick A. McKechnie Jr., 152 Howell Street, entertained 90 guests at a buffet supper Wednesday evening at their summer home, Glenburn, Seneca Point Rd. The occasion marked their 25th wedding anniversary.
Mr. McKechnie and Miss Mary C. Kirkham, both of this city were married in the Congregational Church, June 9, 1934. They have two children, Frederick A. McKechnie III of Brooklyn, and Miss Mary McKechnie, a student at Hood College. 
Guests were from Albany, Elmira, Rochester and Canandaigua.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Tuesday  June 23, 1959          by:  Ron Hanley
WHO's WHO, WHERE and WHY   -    R. Milton Hanley, who underwent major surgery two weeks ago, in Thompson Hospital, returned today to his home, 114 Granger Street.

 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Tuesday  June 30, 1959     by:  Ron Hanley
Obituary - Arthur Andrews
Funeral service for Arthur Andrews of the North Road, who died Friday, June 26, 1959, was held this afternoon in the Kennedy and Son Funeral Home, the Rev. Ross Whetstone, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Bearers were Leslie Gifford, Arthur Middlebrook, Canandaigua, Paul Walker and Lloyd Kotteker, Chapin, Paul Camp, Rochester, and John A. VanGelder, Stanley.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER    Tuesday     August 11, 1959      by:  Ron Hanley
Obituary - Mrs. F. A. McKechnie Sr.
Mrs. Gertrude Wheeler McKechnie, 80, of 152 Howell Street, died Monday in Thompson Hospital, following a brief illness.
She was born October 29, 1877, in Canandaigua, the daughter of the late James and Eliza Hewitt Wheeler, and had always lived here. Her husband, Frederick A. McKechnie, Sr., died in 1948. She was a member of the Congregational Church.
She is survived by a son, Frederick A. McKechnie, Jr., a daughter, Miss Jessie M. McKechnie, and a granddaughter, Miss Mary W. McKechnie, all of Canandaigua, and a grandson, Frederick A. McKechnie III, of Brooklyn, several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call tonight at Kennedy and Sons Funeral Home where funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. by Rev. David Ayers, pastor of the Federated Church. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Friday  November 20, 1959      by:  Ron Hanley

Obituary -

Arthur James Flood, 54, former Canandaigua resident, died at his San Francisco home yesterday, Nov. 19, 1959, after a long illness.

 He was a native of Canandaigua, a son of John and Clara Engert Flood, and lived here during his youth and young manhood. He had been a San Francisco resident for the past 18 years. He had been engaged in the restaurant business on the West Coast.

 He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Roland Hughey, Waterloo, and Mrs. Gray Skutt, North Rose, two brothers, Gilbert, Pueblo, Col., and John, Canandaigua.   Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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