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Rochester Telegraph, Rochester, NY Tues Jan 6, 1821 by: GSubyak@aol.com
At Bloomfield, on the 1st inst. by Elder BADGER, Mr. __ LAMPHERE to Miss Betsey GATES.
Rochester Observer, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY Friday February 1, 1828 by: Pat Mims
MARRIED - In East Bloomfield, Mr. Richard SIMMONS, Sr. of Bristol, to Miss Hannah WHEELER.
Rochester Observer, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY Thursday July 28, 1831 by: Pat Mims
Married - In East Bloomfield, on the 14th inst. Mr. Alexander GRISWOLD Jr., merchant in West Bloomfield, to Miss Clarissa BROWN, of the former place.
Rochester Daily Democrat, Rochester, Monroe, NY, July 1, 1842 by: GSubyak@aol.com
MARRIED: In Bloomfield, on the 9th inst. Mr. Luther BERRY to Miss Sarah WYELEHAM, both of that place.
The Daily Democrat, Rochester, NY Saturday May 27, 1843 by: Dick Halsey
MARRIED - Double Wedding
In East Bloomfield, on the 17th instant, by Rev Mr. Parker, Mr. Lorenzo B. Noyes, to Miss Nancy P. Reynolds, allot that place. By the same, at the same time and place, Mr. H. Ward, of East Bloomfield, to Miss Cynthia B. Reynolds, of East Bloomfield.
DEATHS - In East Bloomfield, on the 13th instant, of pulmonary consumption, Miss Esther Maria Pierce, aged 15 years.
the 17th inst., of the same disease, Miss Lucy Bronson
Pierce, aged 24 years.
The Daily Democrat, Rochester, NY Saturday July 29, 1843 by: Dick Halsey
Died: At the house of her daughter in Moscow, on the 17th inst., Mrs. Charity Norton BUELL, wife of Deacon Timothy BUELL, of East Bloomfield, Ontario Co., aged 84.
Rochester Republican, Rochester, Monroe, N. Y. Jan. 11, 1849 by: GSubyak@aol.com
Marriage - In East Bloomfield, on the 1st inst., Wm. H. CHASE to Ann Rebecca REMER. Also, Oscar F. REMER to Cyrena A. ADAMS.
Ontario Republican Times, Wed, Nov 27, 1861 Pg 3 by: Dianne Thomas
Joseph BUTLER of East Bloomfield, who enlisted as a volunteer in a Lima company, attached to Col SLOCUM'S regiment, and who was reported among the killed at the Battle of Bull Run, passed through here last Monday, on his way home. He was wounded and taken prisoner on the occasion referred to and has since been confined at Richmond, until released on parole. He was struck... (cut off)
Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY Wednesday, Nov 11, 1863 by: Dianne Thomas
DIBBLE, Albert K. - In East Bloomfield, Oct 25th, 1863, of fever contracted in hospital in Washington, DC, Albert K. DIBBLE, aged 25 years, 9 months and 8 days. Another member of this family stricken down, with the bright promise of a noble manhood; an innocent victim of this unnatural war although he had participated in no battles. He went to the Army of the Potomac, for a brother, sick in one of the hospitals in the front; and though himself almost an invalid, he generously cared for his brother, until death took his charge from him. He brought him home, saw him buried and only too soon followed him. Truly, "death loves a shining mark," and in taking him, has robbed his family of a devoted son and brother, and the community of a useful Christian member. Two Ons! The sacrifice was accepted; and though we mourn, yet we can but feel it is well with them both. "Hope still lifts her radiant finger, Pointing to the eternal home; Upon whose portals yet they linger, Looking back for us to come."
+ Our usually quiet village was startled Thursday morning by the ever appalling cry of fire, doubly so because of the terrific gale raging at the time. The residence of E. A. CARROLL was found to be in flames. When discovered the fire had made such progress that it was impossible to check it. Luckily a greater part of the furniture was saved. The loss is partly covered by insurance. The contents of the house were insured for $1,000 with Messrs. Richardson and Page of Canandaigua; the house for $1,800, with Mr. John Raines.
Unknown Paper Probably January 1880 by: Dianne Thomas
GAUSS – In East Bloomfield, NY, Dec 24, 1879, after a few days illness, Benjamin GAUSS, Esq., aged 85 years. Mr. GAUSS was born in Genesee country, in the town in which he died, long before the town had been named, and when only about a dozen souls made up the whole population of the now populous and wealthy town of East Bloomfield. His father was of Puritan descent, and one of the first settlers in the town. He came at a time which “tried men’s souls;” when pioneer life was but daily a repetition of toils and hardships, and the crude log hut served as the birth place of the noble son, who for eighty-five years, has so nobly acted his part in the great drama of life. At all times, loyal to his country’s calls; with a large heart and a liberal hand to assuage the necessities of the needy, and with the fraternal care and Christian zeal in the raising of his children, this good man of two centuries has passed away. Some few years since, he, with his wife and only daughter, removed to Rockford, MI., spending a time in that beautifully city, making, by his kindness and urbanity of manners, a host of friends, with whom he felt so grieved to part. While in Rockford his estimable wife, to whom he was so tenderly devoted, bade adieu to earth; but in his loneliness, he sought another refute, “a city not made with hands, eternal in the Heavens.” A few years since he returned to his old home “to die” and sleep with his fathers.
He leaves two sons and a daughter to mourn his
loss, while the whole community rise up with one accord and “call him
blessed.” Dead, but his
deeds shall ever live in our hearts until we, like him, “shall see
face to face” in that “Sweet by and by.”
East Bloomfield, Jan., 2, 1880.
Ontario Repository & Messenger, Canandaigua, NY June 2, 1881 by: Dianne Thomas
East Bloomfield Personals:
+ Mr. Frank BAILEY had eight pieces of bacon stolen from his smoke house one night last week.
+ Mr. J. G. NORTON has ceased to manufacture apple barrels, believing that there will be no demand for them this fall.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Dec 5, 1884 by: Bill Kemp
Obituary - East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mr. John Adams died at the residence of his son, A. T. Adams, Wednesday morning, aged 90 years, 1 month and 14 days. He came to this town 89 years ago from Massachusetts with his parents; was a pensioner of the War of 1812. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m., at the residence of A. T. Adams.
Ontario Messenger Aug 20, 1885 Pg. 3 by: Dianne Thomas
East Bloomfield Aug 17, 1885:
+ The Granger picnic in D. FRENCH'S grove last Saturday was a pleasant affair and was ably addressed by D. R. BOSTWICK and Burton HAM.
+ Frederick N. TOBEY, one of our old citizens was last Thursday stricken with apoplexy and remained unconscious until his death, which took place on Saturday afternoon. He had lived 60 years in town and was highly respected and esteemed by all. A good man has gone to his reward.
+ Last Friday, Mr. F. N. TOBEY of East Bloomfield sustained a shock of paralysis and died in a short time. His funeral was on Sunday.
March 19, 1890 Pg 2,
by: Ron Hanley
Mr. Frederic Munson met with a serious mishap last Friday morning. He slipped and fell and broke his leg a little above the knee.
Dr. Partridge cares for it, and he seems to be doing well, but as he is past eighty years of age, it may take it a long time to heal. He is a man remarkable for activity, and of very temperate habits, and these are in his favor, but he is missed even now, as he was present at all of the meetings, and an earnest worker in every good cause. He has the sympathy of all, and we wish him a speedy recovery.
Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY Fri, Aug 26, 1892 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Miss Mary SPITZ was at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. SPITZ, visiting them this week.
+ The office of the late Dr. HUBBARD, now occupied by Dr. S. R. WHEELER, is being repaired and repainted.
+ The family of C. W. BRADLEY accompanied by Mrs. STEVENS and her son, took possession of Red Dock cottage at Canandaigua lake, Wednesday morning.
+ Another party of East Bloomfield young people including Mrs. F. L. ADAMS, Miss Maggie QUACKENBUSH, Misses Alma and Aurora TUBBS, Maude WOOLSTON, Kate HIGINBOTHAM, Messrs. Luther STEELE, John ADAMS, George SWEENEY and others, will occupy Glenwood for a few days this week and next.
Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY Fri, Sept 16, 1892 pg 2 by: Dianne Thomas
East Bloomfield - Local Correspondence -
+ A. B. NORTON is progressing toward recovery.
+ Wm. CAIN has sold his meat market to the firm of Mason & Ragan.
+ Prof. James STEWART of Union Springs, is visiting his friends in town.
+ Charles SNYDER, of Canandaigua has been the guest of William NORTON the past week.
+ Mr. STILLWELL, a retired minister, filled the pulpit of the Methodist church last Sunday.
+ Misses Lilla and Sara LEE of Canandaigua, have been visiting their sister, Mrs. O. H. SWIFT.
+ Mrs. MURPHY of Parma, NY, a former resident of East Bloomfield, is staying with friends in town.
+ Lyman BEACH of Louisville, KY, an old resident of this town, called on some of his old friends, Wednesday.
+ Miss Bessie FARRELL of Caledonia, is a guest at Fairlawn, where she is visiting her sister in law, Mrs. Thomas FARRELL.
+ George JOHNSON, clerk in the Canandaigua post office, made the run to East Bloomfield on his wheel, in 30 1/2 minutes last Sunday.
+ Miss Nellie ADAMS is suffering from an attack of pleurisy, which prevented her from performing her duties as organist last Sunday.
+ Hops are picked in many of the yards. Henry HOWES and Sam MASON Sr. have finished. The PAGES and the NEENANS expects to finish this week.
+ The funeral services of an infant child of Mr. and Mrs. William SHEEHAN, who died last Thursday, were conducted by Rev. J. M. DOBSON last Saturday.
+ A valuable horse, Victor Eddy, owned by Mrs. ELLIS of Victor, kept by G. H. ROWLEY, recently died from injuries received by a kick from another horse.
+ Thomas FARRELL of Fairlawn, is attending the fairs this month with Peter MARTIN of Rush. Nate WAGER assists Ed. BLACKMER with the farm work until he returns.
+ The families of G. A. SPEAKER, George HAYWARD, Charles BRADLEY, Andrew POMROY and the Rev. P. M. HARMAN, will occupy Red Dock Cabin, Canandaigua lake, Thursday through Saturday of this week.
Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY Fri, Sept 23, 1892 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Mr. and Mrs. W. C. HOBART will celebrate their golden wedding, the 29th of this month.
+ Brother FOX and Daniel PARSONS are in Washington this week, in attendance at the G.A.R. encampment.
+ Fred H. HAMLIN started yesterday to enter upon the work of his sophomore year at Yale university.
+ Miss Mabel SWEENEY returned from Geneseo last Friday night, and spent Sunday at home with her parents.
+ Mrs. Julia WEBSTER of Chicago and Miss ROWE have been entertained recently at the home of Ashman B. GAUSS.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, N. Y. Feb. 15, 1893 by: GSubyak@aol.com
William KAVANAUGH, of East Bloomfield, slipped and fell on the ice Sunday morning dislocating his shoulder.
Union & Advertiser, Rochester, Monroe, N.Y. Jan. 8, 1894 by: GSubyak@aol.com
SUICIDE BY SHOOTING
East Bloomfield, N. Y., Jan. 8 - Edmund H. ASHLEY, aged 78 years, committed suicide yesterday by shooting. Ill health was the cause.
Ontario Repository Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Thursday, March 22, 1894 by: Dianne Thomas
MC CARTHY - At East Bloomfield, March 14th, Nora MC CARTHY, aged 74 years
FITZ MORRIS - At East Bloomfield, March 17th, Mathew FITZ MORRIS, aged 32 years
Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY March 23, 1894 by: Dianne Thomas
+ The funeral of Matthew FITZ MORRIS, whose death occurred lst Saturday morning at the home of this father, John FITZ MORRIS, was held form St. Bridget's church Monday forenoon, the Rev. Father DONNELLY of Victor, officiating. Mr. FITZ MORRIS was 32 years old and leaves a wife and two small children.
+ Mrs. Carrie NORTON of LeRoy is visiting her uncle, William NORTON, this week.
+ Mrs. Charles FREER and son of Canandaigua Lake, are visiting the family of C. W. BRADLEY.
+ Cyrus MURRELL, who has been spending the winter in Michigan, returned home Saturday evening.
+ William BRIDGELAND has rented his cottage on the hill to a Mr. VAN BUREN from Geneva, who takes possession at once.
+ Miss Jennie FULLER will preside at the organ in St Peter's church on Sunday afternoon, in the absence of Miss FINIGAN.
+ Frank PARKER who has been residing in Rochester, returns to his old home in East Bloomfield, which has been lately occupied by John C. WILKINS and family.
+ L. H. BRUNSON leaves the farm he has occupied for many years and moves into the house now occupied by H. E. WHEELER, who will occupy his new house about the 1st of April.
Ontario Repository Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Apr 4, 1894 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Collins PARKER, son of James C. PARKER, is quite ill with gastric fever.
+ On Wednesday evening last, Miss Lucy GAUSS, only daughter of Ashman B. GAUSS, was married to Harlow MUNSON, at the residence of her father in the presence of abut thirty immediate relatives. The bride was attired in white, trimmed with white silk, and wore white tea roses. The bridesmaid was Miss Theda M. MUNSON, who was (cut off)
+ Leslie J. MEAD is making a short visit in town.
+ Mr. ROUBLIVE of Nebraska, was a guest of Henry M. STEELE last week.
Unknown Ontario Newspaper November 1894 by: Dianne Thomas
Peter NEENAN - The Democratic Supervisor of the Town of East Bloomfield
Peter NEENAN was born in the town of West Bloomfield, January 9, 1856. He has been a resident of East Bloomfield since 1860. He obtained his education in the common schools, and is a carpenter by trade. In politics he is strongly Democratic, and has held the offices of Constable and Collector, and acted for a number of years of Overseer of the Poor. This is his 2nd term as Supervisor. His Republican opponent both years, was Harry G. CHAPIN, whom he defeated in 1893 by 17 majority and this year by 7 majority.
Ontario Repository & Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Aug 16, 1895 by: Dianne Thomas
East Bloomfield, Aug 13, - John MURRAY, our station agent, died Saturday morning after a short illness. The funeral was largely attended Monday in St. Bridget Church; the branch of the SMBA, No. 179, to which he belonged and was a charter member, attended in a body. The floral offerings were numerous and several of splendid design. The burial was in the family plot at Canandaigua. He was highly esteemed by all who knew him and his early death is regretted by all.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Mon Apr 26, 1897 by: GSubyak@aol.com
Simeon B. SEARS, an old resident and prominent citizen of East Bloomfield, died on Thursday last, aged 80 years. He leaves surviving him besides his widow, one son, Albert SEARS, of East Bloomfield, and four daughters, Mrs. Doctor EASTMAN, of Binghamton; Mrs. George W. PARMELE, and Mrs. Almira ELLIS, of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Henry C. BROWN, of West Bloomfield.
Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY Wed, Feb 23, 1898 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Much interest is shown in the extensive improvements being made in the store of Frank MUNSON. Additional buildings, Acetylene gas, steel ceilings and decorated walls are receiving much commendation.
+ Mrs. Henry M. PARMELE returned Saturday from a two weeks visit with friends in New York.
+ Several of the friends of C. W. BRADLEY, lately a resident of this town, visited LeRoy last Thursday, to celebrate his 50th anniversary among them, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick MUNSON and Mrs. Elizabeth MUNSON.
+ Mrs. Eliza GOODWIN, who has been visiting friends in Buffalo and Niagara Falls, returned home last week.
Repository & Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Thursday Feb 24, 1898 by: Dianne Thomas
Isaiah NORTON has placed in the Mallory house, an acetylene gas machine. Frank Munson & Co. will place one in the their store as soon as the extension and alterations are completed. A new steel ceiling is being put up now and the work hurried.
COLUMN 1 East Bloomfield, February 23, 1898
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday February 23, 1898 Pg 2, col 5
Ontario Repository & Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Wednesday, May 5, 1898 by: Dianne Thomas
+ The funeral of Mrs. Michael MOORE was held at St. Bridget's Church, this morning, Rev. M. J. GARVEY officiated.
+ The funeral of Edith MASON was held at her parents' residence Wednesday afternoon. Rev. STIMSON officiating.
+ East Bloomfield - May 3 - Sheridan Crandall Post, Saturday evening installed the following officers: Com. E. CHAPIN; S.V.C., C.E. TAYLOR; J. V. C., George SMITH; Chap., George D. FOX; O. D., Francis BARKS, Adj.. J. S KINGSBURY; Q. M., S.G. ROSE; Q. M. Serg. L. T. PARTRIDGE; O. G. J. LACY. Messrs. BARKS, TAYLOR and PARTRIDGE were appointed arrangements committee for Decoration Day and empowered to appoint sub-committees. Rev. C. O. WILSON, a former pastor of the President will deliver the oration. Two comrades were mustered in and one new application was received. The next Post meeting will be held Saturday, May 23rd at 8 pm.
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