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THE VICTOR HERALD Friday February 15, 1901 Pg 8, col 3 by: Ron Hanley
EAST BLOOMFIELD - John Mason, a well known farmer here, died last Sunday, after months of suffering, at the age of 63 years, from the effects of a disease of the bone which showed itself first in the big toe of the left foot which was amputated without benefit. The disease spread and finally the foot was taken off without much benefit and later his whole system became involved. Despite the suffering he was always hopeful and never discouraged.
Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday February 15, 1901 by: Dianne Thomas
+ James GREEN, a former resident here, died at his home in Victor, Clinton Co., Mich., on Feb. 6th. He was a brother a William GREEN and Mrs. Harriet HICKS, who reside here.
+ J. W. PARMELE, a former resident in town, died at Fairport, last Sunday, Feb. 10th, at the age of 63 years.
+ William DOUGLASS died last Saturday evening, Feb 9th, after a brief illness, at the age of 74 year, and 8 months. He is survived by his wife, and two sons, Barton and Frank and one daughter, Mrs. Friend PARMELE. Funeral services were held at his late residence, Tuesday afternoon.
Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY Friday, April 12, 1901 pg 2 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Miss Ethel Grace WAGNER died at her home, April 1, at the age of 12 years. Deceased had been ill for some time with consumption. Interment was made at Mendon on Friday.
+ Fred H. HAMLIN is confined to his home with inflammatory rheumatism.
+ Miss Belle NORTON entertained friends on Friday evening in honor of her cousin, Miss Mae WAITE, of Naples.
+ Cyrus MURRELL has moved from the WORRALLO house to the MURRELL house on Michigan street. Albert DECKER will move from the BRIDGLAND house to the WORRALLO house, which he recently purchased. Oscar DAY has moved into the John B. FRENCH house, and will work the FRENCH farm.
+ Mrs. MATHER has sold her house and seven acres of land to F. A. JONES, consideration, $1,800.
+ Born to Mr. and Mrs. Chester OLMSTEAD, a son.
+ On Friday, Deputy sheriff NORTON arrested Clarence LAMPHIER at Rushville and brought him to this place on the charge of assaulting Joe WHITE, an Italian, and stealing a watch from him. When brought before Justice MUNSON, LAMPHIER pleaded guilt to the charge and was sentenced to the county jail for 30 days. His accomplice in the crime, was Charles DONNELLY, who is now serving a six month's term at Monroe County penitentiary. Harry ALLEN was also charged with having a part in the assault, but when brought to trial, was acquitted.
+ The body of Fred HARDT, who was found dead on March 30, has been identified by his wife, Mrs. Bertha HARDT, and brother, August HARDT, of Rochester. Coroner B. S. PARTRIDGE has left nothing undone to fine the relatives of the unfortunate man, and they were finally discovered at Rochester. The wife and brother came here on Tuesday, and the body was (cut off)
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Mon July 15, 1901 by: GSubyak@aol.com
WILLIAMS - HOBART
A very pretty home wedding took place Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. HOBART, on Michigan street, East Bloomfield, only the immediate friends being present. The contracting parties were Dwight B. WILLIAMS, of Fayetteville, and Miss Louise B. HOBART, of East Bloomfield. The ceremony was performed by Rev. William ROBINSON, pastor of the Congregational Church. After the ceremony a wedding luncheon was served and Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAMS left for a short trip.
The Post Express, Rochester, NY Wed July 23, 1902 by: GSubyak@aol.com
John LYONS died yesterday afternoon at St. Mary's hospital. The remains were removed to 41 Greig street. He is survived by two sons, Thomas W. and Charles E. LYONS, and six daughters, Mrs. J. RIDDLE, of Alexander, N. Y.; Mrs. William SHANNON, Mrs. M. FITZMORRIS, Mrs. E. A. ANTHONY, and Elizabeth and Harriet LYONS, of this city. The burial will take place Friday morning at East Bloomfield, N. Y.
The Daily News Tuesday Evening June 16, 1903 by: Dianne Thomas
SURE ENOUGH - HOLD UP ON THE TEXAS LINE By Ross Frame Copyright, 1902, by T. C. McClure
The Overland Limited was speeding east across New Mexico toward the Texas boundary line. The fine alkali dust of the high plains sifted through every crevice in the car, smarting and irritating the throats and noses of passengers. Miss Mary Appleton was one of the few who had not grumbled at the dust, heat, lack of mirages or slowness of the service. Presumably, her time was too fully occupied. The Mayne children, her three nephews, demanded her complete attention.
When Major Mayne of the United States army was ordered to the Philippines, his wife elected to go with him. The children were easily disposed of by their little butterfly of a mother. "We'll send them east. I'll telegraph Mary to come out and take them back. It will be a nice trip for her, poor thing!"
So the "poor thing," who was Mrs. Mayne's elder half sister, the "Cinderella" of the household, age reversed, left her invalid stepmother behind and journeyed to San Francisco for her charges.
"We'll try and make it pleasant for you while you are with us," Mrs. Mayne had cooed to her upon her arrival, but the irresponsible little lady had left all packing and house clearing arrangements until the last minute, and it took all of Mary's time and sound sense to evolve order out of confusion.
Finally all the boxes were corded, the major and his wife off to the transport, and Miss Appleton, with her three rebellious charges, seated in the train for their long ride to the Atlantic coast.
One section had been provided for her and the three boys, Bobbie, Tom and Grover, lads of twelve, nine and six. They were hearty, healthy young animals, who regarded the commands of their gentle, mild tempered aunt in the light of a perpetual joke. The Pullman was crowded, and their fellow traveler looked with manifest disfavor upon the-noisy, ill behaved boys.
Their section was nearest the drawing room, and Miss Appleton occasionally caught glimpses of the tall, stern looking man with iron gray hair. He seemed to be always busy, either reading or writing, and her tender conscience prompted the hope that he might be too much absorbed in his work to be disturbed by the proximity of her nephews. She had noticed his critical, disapproving glances at her flock in the dining car, and once she detected a smile on his face when she had made ineffectual efforts to curb them.
It was the fourth day of the journey and a particularly hard one. Bob and Tom had joined forces and teased Grover, who was quick tempered, into such a fury of passion that he had sobbed himself asleep on his aunt's knee. She sat in a cramped, uncomfortable position, holding the little tear-stained face against her shoulder.
The man in the drawing room looked at her for a moment, then stepped out and said quietly: "Let me take your little boy. He can rest very comfortably on my sofa." Suiting the action to the words, he carried the sleeping child to the couch and set the door ajar.
Miss Appleton's lips trembled, and it was with difficulty that she kept back the tears. It was almost the first kindly words spoken in those hard and disagreeable days. There had been admonitions, in regard to boys left behind at stations and tanks or breaking their necks from windows and platforms. There had been many complaints in respect to their noise and requests that they be kept strictly to their own seats, but this was the first kindly interest manifested. The weary, nervous woman looked out steadily over the uninviting landscape, so that the tears that hung heavy on her lashes might remain undetected.
The occupant of the drawing room missed nothing of what was going on. His heart gave an unaccustomed throb as he remembered the mute gratitude expressed by her dark eyes when he carried off the sleeping boy. It was a strange and by no means unpleasant sensation.
Bob and Tom sat in a virtuous armed truce. Bob's black eyes snapped as he relate to Tom in subdued tones the "Adventures of Snake Eyed Sol, the Terror of the Western Plains." "If we could only get oft this blamed train, we would be sure to find lots of Indians and gold and wild horses. We'd have a great time. But there's no use in trying. Aunt Mary has the porter on to us." The boy looked decidedly wicked as he thought of his lost opportunities.
The man within caught the look and a vision of the aunt's sweet face at the same time. "If I had the management of you, my lad, I would bring you up with a round turn", he thought.
Miss Appleton smothered a sigh and leaned back on the luxurious cushions. Her few days of more intimate acquaintance with Master Bob had made her fully aware of the consequences likely to follow, from an interruption of the narrative. The comparative peace and repose were provocative of sleep. She was awakened from a dose by a brisk, official voice demanding, "Your papers, please?"
"Do you mean our tickets?"
"No, madam. I have nothing to do with the ticket". I want your quarantine passports. We are near the Texas boundary line,"
"But—but we have no papers excepting our tickets. We have no passports."
"Very sorry, madam; very sorry, but you'll have to get off before you come to the Texas boundary."
"Get off—why?" she gasped.
"Orders, madam. The state of Texas orders that no passengers from San Francisco cross the boundary line without a quarantine passport. You're right from there, and you've surely heard of the report that the bubonic plague is in Chinatown."
"I heard nothing of it," she rejoined. "Well, that may be, however, I am here to see that the Texas quarantine laws are obeyed." The conductor came up and joined in the conversation. "It's a great pity that you didn't look after this when you bought your tickets. The railway officials in San Francisco would have issued your certificate. It's a wonder that they didn't speak to you about it."
Mrs. Mayne had bought the tickets, and Mary remembered with a sinking heart that her sister had carelessly tossed aside a package of papers when she took the tickets from the envelope.
The conductor went on, "This bubonic plague scare is a confounded nuisance to the traveling public. There is one way out of it; you can make oath that you have not been in Chinatown or the precincts within fifteen days.
'We can easily do that." It is the unexpected that happens, and Bob's opportunity had come. "I was in Chinatown last week with Mike," he said loudly.
Miss Appleton looked at him in amazement. Mike was the major's old and trusted servant, the last person to take the boy into a place of danger. The story was incredible.
Bob looked unblushingly at his aunt. To Bob, at that moment there were things better than truth. The officer looked down sternly at the little shrinking woman. "You'll have to be ready to get off at the next station. You will find a box car there. The local freight will pick you up later and take you to Deming. There you will find out what is best to do."
The sympathetic excitement of their fellow passengers was subdued by the thought of relief from the troublesome boys and by nervous fear of journeying with a plague suspect. The friendly gentleman lent his hand in strapping valises and in gathering up the various impedimenta of an overland journey with a plague suspect. There was evidently on his part no intention of questioning the wisdom of the laws of Texas.
Miss Appleton's patience received its crowning stroke when she mounted her trunk as a step and was dragged by a not over-clean employee, into the box car. She had hardly until then realized the significance of their movements.
She had but a confused idea of the goodbyes of their fellow passengers, generally, but the sympathetic tones of the friendly man, persisted in her mind.
Bob scrambled up beside her and announced his freedom in a hilarious whoop. It was adding insult to injury, and, as much to her own amazement as to Bob's, she seized the offender by the shoulders and shook him soundly.
The crestfallen appearance of their ringleader as he sulked on a box in the corner of the car, a new, stern aunt who certainly held the whip band, had strong desires for something to eat, were conditions not conducive to free and easy romance in the desert. It was very weary and subdued trio of boys that the local freight brought into Deming.
Miss Appleton's apprehensions that the whole party would be subject to an unpleasant quarantine were speedily removed. Before she had recovered from the surprise, at the courtesy shown them by the railway officials, their fellow traveler of the Overland stepped from the caboose of the freight.
"I telegraphed to see that you were properly looked after, and I have come to see that it is done," he said with a smile. "I know this place very well, as I happen to be in, the railroad business myself. You will be very comfortable here for a few days, until you get your passports."
Much to Miss Appleton's relief, he assumed, with a matter of fact air, the entire management of their affairs. He did the telegraphing, the planning and the thousand and one duties demanded by their quarantine hold up. Once she ventured an apologetic remonstrance about taking up his time, but he had answered gaily that he was "off on a holiday." and that he was enjoying it immensely (which was strictly true).
Bob was the only unhappy member or the party. Pride forbade an acknowledgment of his falsehood, and he grimly accepted his punishment. He tasted the way of the transgressor in a lonely quarantine, and also realized the power of the government of Texas to punish not only visitors to Chinatown, but also those who inadvertently stray in the paths of Ananius.
A number of cablegrams were awaiting the Maynes on their arrival at Manila. Mrs. Mayne nearly fainted with astonishment at the contents, of one which her husband, read aloud: " "Mary married yesterday to Robert Read, General Manager, Great Western Railroad."
May 5, 1904 Pg
3 by: Pat
WAS PROMINENT IN ABOLITION DAYS
Death at Livonia of Rev. A. H. Shurtleff--An Active Life.
Livonia, May 4--Last evening occurred the death of Rev..
A.H. SHURTLEFF, at the age of 78 years. With his family he has
lived in this town for the past two years. Mr.
SHURTLEFF was confined to his bed for the past five months and steadily
grew weaker from the commencement.
He was born in East Bloomfield, January 23, 1826, and was early brought under religious influence. He was enrolled at the age of 16 in a revival held in Bristol, under the labors of Rev. Samuel PARKER, and joined the Methodist Church. His education was obtained at the East Bloomfield Academy and Olivet Institute, of Olivet, Michigan. At Olivet he became imbued with anti-slavery and temperance principles which led him into many a battle.
He was married in 1850 to Julia A. PHINNEY, at Bristol, who died in 1883. Afterward he married Mary B. BARBER, daughter of Rev. W. A. BARBER, of Livonia. Besides his wife he leaves one son, Glen K. SHURTLEFF, general secretary of the Y.M.C.A., of Cleveland, O., and one daughter, Mrs. J. I. ARMSTRONG, of Livonia.
The different appointments which he held are: Mansfield, Covington, and Troy, Pa., Watkins, Reading, Richmond, (didn't get the rest)
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, N.Y. June 21, 1905 by: GSubyak@aol.com
HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI
East Bloomfield - June 20 - At a meeting of the East Bloomfield High School Alumni last evening the following officers were elected: President, Robert E. NEENAN, ‘04; vice-president, Gertrude L. WHEELER, ‘05; secretary, Carolyn L. BUELL, ‘98; treasurer, Clara R. CHASE, ‘94; toastmistress at banquet of 1906, A. Mae NORTON. The annual banquet will be served at the East Bloomfield House on Thursday evening. Miss Nellie B. ADAMS will preside as toastmistress, and the following toasts will be given: Welcome to class of 1905, Miss Clara R. CHASE; response, George S. TERRY, ‘05; "The Qualifying
Adjective," Miss Minnie P. KINGSBURY, ‘92; "It's all in Your Eye," Retiring Principal F. B. JONES; "Reminiscences," Carl D. SMITH.
Commencement Exercises at the East Bloomfield High School.
East Bloomfield, June 20 - The Commencement exercises of the East Bloomfield High School were held in the Congregational Church this evening. The large auditorium and gallery were completely filled. The faculty, and the graduates occupied seats on the rostrum, which was handsomely decorated in the class colors, pink and green. The class consisted of eight young ladies and four young men.
The programme follows: Organ prelude, Miss Nellie B. ADAMS; duet,
Misses Jennie E. PURCELL and Mary G. MONAHAN; essay, "From School Life to Life's
School," Anna Louise WELCH, oration, "Danger fraught immigration,"
William George POPE; solo, Miss Ellen E. WHEELER;
essay, "A Burus' Pilgrimage," Ethel Jennie MASON; oration, "A Tribute to Poe,"
George Spencer TERRY; song, chorus of High School Girls; essay, "The Influence of the American Girl,"
Lansing WHEELER; oration, "Glimpses of the South," Bertram George HICKS; essay, "Real People (?????)," Mary Grace MONAHAN; class song, the class of 1905; class poem, "the Bequests of Naughty-five," Henrietta Jeanette McCURCHEON; class prophet, Alice Genevieve SANTRY; oration, with farewell address, "Is Education Worth While?" John Gleason CONDON, solo, Miss Jennie E. PURSELL, presentation of diploma's by Principal, E. R. JONES; song, chorus, organ postlude, Miss ADAMS.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, N.Y. July 14, 1905 by: GSubyak@aol.com
Deaths - Daily - Thursday, July 13, 1905, at his home, No. 42 Birch crescent, Patrick J.(?) DAILY. He leaves his wife, three sons, Walter J., Henry P. and John F., and one stepson, William E. LAWN, three daughters, Frances M., Mary E. and Mrs. Edward LOCKWOOD, and one sister, Mrs. Lawrence MEAGHER, of East Bloomfield.
Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY July 6, 1904 by: Dianne Thomas
WHEATON Family Reunion - South Bloomfield - June 27 - the 9th annual reunion of the WHEATON family was held with Mr. and Mrs. Herbert JOHNSON, Saturday, June 25th with the usual good attendance. The weather being favorable, a pleasant time was enjoyed by all. After a sumptuous repast, and a well rendered programme, the meeting adjourned to meet with Mr. and Mrs. Charles CASE, the last Saturday in June 1905.
Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY Wednesday February 27, 1907 by: Dianne Thomas
Fifty-Fifth Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. OLMSTEAD - An Aged E. B. Couple (pictures of couple)
Of New England Stock - Mr. OLMSTEAD Has Been a Resident of Ontario county Since Seven Years Old - An Interesting Record
East Bloomfield, Feb 18 - Mr. and Mrs. Charles OLMSTEAD of East Bloomfield, NY, passed the 55th anniversary of their marriage on Sunday, Feb. 17, 1907. Charles OLMSTEAD is descended from a Puritan family which came from England in 1632 and settled at Hartford, Conn. He is the son of Caleb and Content OLMSTEAD. He was born in Leyden, Franklin Co., Mass., 84 years ago. When seven years old, he came into what was then considered the West and called "out west", coming by canal from Troy to Bushnell's basin and going from there to South Bristol, just east of Honeoye lake. Here the family lived for four years, during which time he often visited the old camping grounds of Sullivan's army. He learned and remembers much of the early history of that part of the county, of the PITT'S and others of their time. When he was eleven years old, the family moved to West Bloomfield, just east of the village, where they lived five or six years. This brought the lad into new surroundings and put him in touch with another lot of early settlers, among whom he worked for years, learning much of the traditional history concerning that place. The family's next move was to the farm on which he now lives, but not in the same house.
It was at this time that he knew the second white woman who crossed Mud Creek from Canandaigua, Mrs. ___ot RUE and her daughter, Rhoda RUE, the first white child born this side of the creek. RUE then lives where Dennis SANTRY now lives. It was at this time also that he learned from Thomas KELLOGG'S father (I think) that Aaron BURR once spent a night on that farm with Roger SPRAGUE who was then sheriff of Ontario County. The location of the SPRAGUE house is just west of the large red barn now owned by Frank and John OLMSTEAD. The old cellar, though somewhat ___lled in, is still there, as is also the trunk of an old apple tree said, to have been set by SPRAGUE.
While living here, Mr. OLMSTEAD cast his first Presidential vote. It was for Henry CLAY in 1844. In 1847 he bought six acres in the southwest part of East Bloomfield. It was then a solid block of timber, but with his axe and giant like strength, backed by a will and old fashioned grit, he proceeded to fashion what proved to be his home for fifty-six years. for more than half a century the shadows of night never settled around the old home, when there was not al least one or more who slept beneath its roof. It was, indeed it is, the one spot on earth that is home to him.
On Feb 17, 1852, Mr. OLMSTEAD married Mary C. ROSS. Twelve children were born to them in the following order: Stanley C., now in St. Paul, Minn.; Alice, who died when 3 years old; Charles Jr., now at Willard; Aaron Frederick, now of Ilion; Louise, who died aged one year; Will, now of St. Louis, Mo.; Frank, John and Chester, all now living in East Bloomfield; Ida May, now Mrs. F. G. EGBERT of Binghamton; Sabra J., now Mrs. Claude BOOROM of Garrison on the Hudson and Nathan, now of Middletown.
Mr. OLMSTEAD was a first class cooper and his wares had a wide reputation. He was fond of hunting, trapping and fishing and his "fish stories" will probably compare favorably with those of more recent date. In the fall of 1902, he was stricken with apoplexy and when sufficiently recovered, the aged couple went to live with their two unmarried sons, Frank and John, who now own the farm on which he worked when a boy. In 1904, Mr. OLMSTEAD walked from this place to the polls in East Bloomfield to cast his vote. He walked because he wanted to, and he wanted to because, he did the same thing just sixty years before. He and the eight sons, and two sons in law, are all supporters of Republican principles, a fact that should please even a Roosevelt.
Physically, Mr. OLMSTEAD is not up to the "gold standard" , but his mental faculties seem but little impaired. Well does he remember the scenes of his childhood. The rocky cliffs of the old Bay State have not been forgotten through the summers and winters of four score years have come and gone.
His wife (Mary) is still spry and active, much more so than many younger women. She was born in the town of Milo, Yates Co., 74 years ago, the third child of Thomas and Harriet ROSS. When five years old, she moved with her parents to South Bristol, where she lived until married. Since that time, 55 years ago, her life has been freely and fully given to her family. Her's has been a life of unstinted, unselfish devotion to her children, in which her greatest happiness seemed to center. Many a ball of yarn has her nimble fingers drawn from the point of the spindle of the old time spinning wheel and warm were the stockings which she made from it. Thus it was amid the purring of the spinning wheel and the constant beat of the adz, that a happy home was built, a home where often an even dozen happy souls drew up to a substantial board, a home from which the children were slow to wander.
+ An Interesting Situation - The queerest Will on record is the one made by John GLENARM'S eccentric old grandfather. It provides he shall spend a year in a peculiar old mansion, lighted by a thousand candles, and funnier still, is the provision that he shall not a marry a girl he had never heard of. But, perhaps it's the scheme of a crafty lawyer, is a suspicion which will cause an intense interest to the readers of first chapters, appearing in this issue of The Times.
The thrilling adventures of John GLENARM in "The House of a Thousand Candles", just commence with the chapters printed in this issue.
+ The Farm Girl's Mistake - The farm girl who imagines that she will "better" her position or condition by going to the city to become a cheap salesgirl, a stenographer, a typewriter or other store, shop or office worker, is making the mistake of her life. The city life for the country bred girl is a delusion. The underpaid young women in the cities are the most depressing feature of city life. - The N.Y. Farmer.
Views of the Week Saturday, February 23
+ Mrs. WALLAU, charged with the murder of her mother, was set free by the coroner and re-arrested by order of District Attorney JEROME.
+ Mrs. Flora MC DONALD, wife of Michael C. MC DONALD, shot and killed Webster S. GUERIN, an artist, in Chicago.
Views of the Week Monday, February 25
+ Mrs. William H. DRUMMER, her step daughter, aged 14, and her two brothers, Anthony Beiter, 13, and Richard Beiter, 12, were drowned in Park Lake, Buffalo, by breaking through the ice.
+ The investigation into the death by shooting of Josiah ROSS at Buffalo, resulted in the holding of Aloyaius S. MC GARRY, on an open charge.
+ By the Will of her mother, Mrs. Ida BINGE, whom she is charged with killing, Mrs. Lottie WALLAU of New York is the sole beneficiary.
Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY Fri, Apr 5, 1907 Pg 3 by: Dianne Thomas
Mrs. Rhetna HANEY - Friends have requested the publication of the following facts in relation to the life and death of Mrs. Rhetna HANEY, who died at her home in the town of East Bloomfield, Monday, March 11, at the age of 79 years and 8 months. The deceased was the widow of Joseph HANEY. Nearly her whole life had been spent in this vicinity. It was full of activity. As a bride she assumed the duties of housekeeping in a log house, which stood on the site of the framed house in which she died. The 61st anniversary of her marriage fell on the day previous to her death. She was a member of the Methodist church of this village. Except for being crippled by a fall and failing eyesight, Mrs. HANEY was remarkably vigorous for one of her years. Her last illness was one of a few days duration. These were days of suffering and she longed to be released from them and to join her loved ones, gone before. When the morning came, lifting the curtain of night, the tired hands were folded and the work of a lifetime was finished. Of a family of five, children, two sons survive, both of whom cared for their mother in her illness. They are Edgar of Walworth, NY and Mark, with whom she resided. One brother, Jonas COLLISTER of Lima, and three grandchildren also survive. The funeral was held at the home on Wednesday, March 13th, Rev. Frank W. HILL officiating. Burial was made in Boughton Hill Cemetery.
Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday, May 3, 1907 Pg 2 by: Dianne Thomas
East Bloomfield News:
+ Mr. and Mrs. Dwight BOUGHTON spent Sunday in Buffalo.
+ Mrs. Emily BAYLIS and son, Ellis, have moved to Honeoye.
+ Egbert CHILDS of Rochester spent Sunday in town with friends.
+ Miss Mary MC DONALD of Canandaigua spent Sunday at her home here.
+ Miss Jennie MAHONEY of Rochester, spent Sunday at her home here.
+ Miss Julia SULLIVAN of Rochester, was a Sunday visitor in town.
+ Clare L. MOREY of Canandaigua, was in town Monday, on business.
+ M. M. BURT who spent the winter in California is now with his son, E. F. BURT.
+ Miss Mary SPITZ is spending a few days at Fishers with her sister, Mrs. A. J. HILL.
+ Edward NEENAN has moved to the LYONS house, now owned by Fred DE BOW.
+ Miss May LARNEY of Canandaigua was a guest of Mrs. P. SWEENEY over Sunday.
+ Henry NORTON, who has a position in Rochester, was home over Sunday with his mother.
+ James FLANNIGAN, the new proprietor of the Bloomfield House, took possession this morning.
+ Charles QUICK, a veteran of the Civil War, lies seriously ill at his home, south of the village.
+ Miss Olive HARRINGTON of Rochester State Hospital, spent a few days in town last week.
+ Mrs. George HOTCHKISS has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Walter NUDD at West Bloomfield.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Ed PECK of Lima, were recent guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert WHEELER.
+ Mrs. Henry D. PARSONS has been engaged as organist for another year, at the Episcopal church.
+ Mrs. William LINCOLN of Canandaigua was with her sister, Mrs. Robert WHEELER a few days of last week.
+ Rev. P. A. NEVILLE is in Avon this week, assisting Father FARRON with Forty Hours Devotions.
+ The new house which Michael COTTER is erecting in the west part of the town is fast nearing completion.
Victor Herald, Victor , NY Friday, May 17, 1907 by: Dianne Thomas
East Bloomfield News:
+ Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. SHAY spent Sunday at Canandaigua.
+ Miss Susan ROTHE of Canandaigua is visiting Mrs. Dennis NEENAN.
+ Michael O'ROURKE, who has been ill with pleurisy, is slowly improving.
Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY Wed, Mar 4, 1908 by: Dianne Thomas
Mrs. Miranda Clevenger THRASHER, widow of Daniel THRASHER, formerly of the town of Macedon, died Tuesday morning of heart disease at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nathan MORROW, in East Bloomfield, aged 74 years.
Mrs. THRASHER'S life was nearly all spent in the town of Macedon and there her husband died some years ago. Since his death, she had made her home with her children and had been since Christmas, with Mrs. MORROW. The news of her death came a great shock to many friends as she had been in her usual health until suddenly stricken Tuesday morning.
Mrs. THRASHER leaves four daughters and three sons, Mrs. Charles GILBERT of West Walworth; Mrs. Nathan MORROW of East Bloomfield; Mrs. Ida M. BACON of Spencer, Mass.; Mrs. Warren CORSER of Canandaigua; Stephen B. THRASHER of Jackson, Mich.; Lincoln THRASHER of Burrock, Mich.; and Daniel THRASHER of of Honeoye Falls; one sister, Mrs. Lucinda BIRCH of Coldwater, Mich., who is the only surviving member of her family and 17 grandchildren. The death of one daughter, Mrs. Minnie DILLINGHAM of Despatch, which occurred last Wednesday, was a severe blow to the aged mother.
The funeral service will be held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nathan MORROW, at East Bloomfield, Friday, at 10 o'clock and burial will be made in the Friends cemetery at Farmington, by the side of her husband.
Ontario County Times, Canandaigua, NY Wednesday, July 15, 1908 by: Dianne Thomas
East Bloomfield, July 13
+ Mr. and Mrs. Frank MUNSON are entertaining Mr. and Mrs. George MUNSON and daughter, of New York City.
+ Miss Jennie FOX of Wayland is spending her vacation with relatives in town.
+ Mrs. L. A. MAYO has been entertaining Mrs. Sarah MURRELL of Rochester.
Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY Wed Oct 9, 1912 by: Dianne Thomas
On Friday afternoon (Oct 4) occurred the funeral of Benjamin WHEELER, an aged and respected citizen of this place. Mr. WHEELER was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin WHEELER of East Bloomfield and was born December 20, 1835. He lived in Bloomfield until 1862, when he enlisted in the Union Army, 140th Regt., Co. H. He served until the surrender and then returned home, and in 1866, married Miss Loraine BLAKE, who survives him. Eighteen years ago, Mr. and Mrs. WHEELER moved to Cheshire and have since resided here. Mr. WHEELER will be missed by many friends because of his pleasant, genial ways. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Frank A. HALL, and two sons, Simeon and Benjamin , who is Benjamin 5th, in a direct line, and there are four grandchildren. Mr. WHEELER was a Universalist and did much to assist in the building of the Universalist church in his native place.
The death of John W. Toomey occurred at his home in this village last evening at 10 o'clock after an illness of 12 years.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Tuesday Aug 15, 1916 by: GSubyak@aol.com
DIVORCE FOR FRED W. DECKER
Canandaigua, Aug. 14 - In the Ontario county clerk's office to-day was filed a final divorcing Fred D. DECKER from his wife, June R. DECKER, both of East Bloomfield. The interlocutory decree was obtained last April. The DECKER divorce case came up more than a year ago and was tried before a jury which found both parties guilty and denied a judgment to either of them. The case was retried, however, without a jury and no defense was interposed by the wife.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Tuesday Oct 31, 1916 by: GSubyak@aol.com
EAST BLOOMFIELD MAY INCORPORATE
Canandaigua, Oct. 30 - To-day Supervisor W. E. ADAMS, of East BLOOMFIELD, held a hearing on a petition requesting that the proposition to incorporate East Bloomfield as a village be submitted. There was no objections to the matter and, it is expected that the matter will be put before the voters at an early date.
Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday December 1, 1916 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Mrs. C. W. NORTON is visiting her daughter at Hamilton, Ontario.
+ Merwin HICKS has sold the double lot of his residence to F. A. JONES.
+ Miss Edith MORRIS of Victor is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Will HOFFMAN.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Frank WELCH of Victor were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas WELCH, recently.
+ Hon. and Mrs. Heber E. WHEELER are spending Thanksgiving Day with Mr. and Mrs. George ADAMS in Geneseo.
+ Roy STETSON has opened a meat market in the rooms in the lower part of the Stetson house at East Bloomfield, which he used as a market, some years ago.
+ Mr. and Mrs. J. S. HAMLIN and daughter, Sarah, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. HAMLIN and children spent Thanksgiving Day with Mr. and Mrs. William HAMLIN in Canandaigua.
Victor Herald, Victor, NY Thursday March 28, 1918 by: Dianne Thomas
Mrs. Mary MORROW, aged 63 years and a resident of East Bloomfield, died on Friday, March 22nd. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary HAWARD and Mrs. Sarah BOYD, of Bristol, and a brother, Patrick SENNETT, of East Bloomfield. Funeral services were held from the Catholic church at Honeoye, Tuesday morning.
Victor Herald, Victor, NY Thursday, October 24, 1918 by: Dianne Thomas
NEENAN - The death of Paul V. NEENAN occurred at the home of his father, Peter NEENAN, on Thursday morning, October 17th. He had been ill with pneumonia for a little more than a week, having contracted influenza while at work in the New York Central station in Seneca Falls. Paul was born in this village 20 years ago, the 30th of August, and all of his life had been spent in the town. He was graduated from the East Bloomfield High School in June 1916, and had worked for the New York Central nearly all of the time since then. He was a very studious and industrious young boy and had many friends in town who deeply regret the passing out of so young a life that had every prospect of a fine manhood. Besides his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Peter NEENAN, Paul is survived by two sisters, Louise of Port Chester and Clara of Campbell, NY and by two brothers, Robert of Honeoye Falls and Charles of Rochester. Private funeral services were held in St. Bridget's church on Friday morning. Interment was made in St. Bridget's cemetery.
Victor Herald, Victor, NY Thursday, February 28, 1918 by: Dianne Thomas
+ HYLAND - On Monday morning, February 24, at 10 o'clock, occurred the death of Mrs. William HYLAND at Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, at the age of 34 years. Mrs. HYLAND'S death came as a great shock to the community, as it was first thought that she was improving under the hospital treatment. Although she has been a sufferer from a complication of diseases for the past three months, hopes of her recovery were entertained. she was of a quiet disposition, patient at all times and devoted to her family. She is survived by her husband and two daughters of tender years, Loretta and Marian; her Mother, Mrs. Sarah MURRAY, one sister, Nellie MURRAY, four brothers, Joseph, Frank, Edward and Fred MURRAY, two nephews, Charles and Joseph MURRAY Jr., one niece, Helen MURRAY. The funeral was held from the home of her mother at Holcomb, Wednesday morning and from St. Bridget's church at 10 o'clock. Burial was in St. Bridget's cemetery.
+ MC CARTHY - The death of Mrs. Mary MC CARTHY occurred on Saturday night at the age of 84 years. Mrs. MC CARTHY was the widow of Dennis MC CARTHY and has been a resident of East Bloomfield since 16 years of age, having come to this country from Ireland at that age. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dennis LEARY and Mrs. James MC DONALD, both of Holcomb. Funeral services were held from St. Bridget's church, Thursday morning, conducted by Rev. P. A. NEVILLE. Burial in the church cemetery.
+ Miss Marian PIERCE, trained nurse of Canandaigua, who has been caring for Mrs. Will CASE, was taken ill on Sunday and returned to her home in Canandaigua.
+ Corporal Richard BABBITT of the Marines, stationed at Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia, has received his honorable discharge from service and expects to arrive home on February 28th.
+ John LEETE has been quite ill the past week, with stomach trouble and bronchitis.
+ Berly ZIMMERMAN, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray ZIMMERMAN, has been very ill the past week.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester,
NY Mon Mar 20,
1922 by: GSubyak@aol.com
MARRIED 58 YEARS AGO - East Bloomfield Couple Showered with Pen pals on anniversary (photo of Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Crooker)
East Bloomfield, Mar. 19 - Mr. and Mrs. Spencer P. CROOKER observed their 58th wedding anniversary on Friday. No special celebration was held, her neighbors and friends called throughout the day and extended congratulations and best wishes. They received a post-card shower of nearly one hundred cards.
Spencer P. CROOKER and Caroline M. COOPER of East Bloomfield, were married in Rochester on March 17, 1864, by Rev. S. Van BENSEHOTEN, pastor of a Methodist Church. The witnesses were James MALTMAN and Wallace KETCHUM, of this
place. Miss Phebe COOPER, a sister of the bride, was also present at the ceremony. After the service the party had a wedding dinner at the Osborne Hotel.
The bride and groom came here and lived on a farm in the Sidway district. Later they resided in Victor and Canandaigua, but for the past 38 years they have resided in East Bloomfield. They have two sons, Clinton and Eugene, both of whom, with their families, reside on farms near the village.
Mrs. CROOKER is 80 years old and Mr. CROOKER is 82 years old. They are in fairly good health and do their own work in a way that would shame many younger couples.
Mrs. Phebe COOPER WARING, Mrs. CROOKER's sister is the only surviving member of the party who witnessed the wedding ceremony fifty-eight years ago. Mrs. WARING lives a short distance from her sister and calls on her every day.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, N.Y. June 22, 1922 by: GSubyak@aol.com
POST OFFICE WILL BE DISCONTINUED
East Bloomfield - June 21 - The post office at Allen's Hill will be discontinued on June 30th, and the people will hereafter be served by the rural routes running from this office and the West Bloomfield office. Charles W. SIMMONS has been postmaster at Allen's Hill for twenty-four years.
Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday, Aug 1, 1924 by: Dianne Thomas
East Bloomfield & Holcomb:
+ Miss Helen BARRY of Victor has been a guest of Miss Mary HOWES.
+ Sabra ANDREWS is visiting Mrs. C. Howard GREENE on Boughton Hill.
+ Mr. & Mrs. Harold SILVERNAIL will move to the home of Miss C. J. SEARS.
+ Mrs. Frances BASSETT is at Canandaigua caring for Mrs. Ray LEE, who is seriously ill.
+ Misses Ruth and Nellie DIBBLE and Kathryn HOLZLANDER are taking a lake trip to Cleveland, Toledo and Detroit.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Collins PARKER and Mr. and Mrs. Lynn PARKER and W. W. WARING, have returned from a motor trip to New York City.
+ Mrs. L. L. CASE has announced that people who left cans for the orphan asylum last years, may get their cans now by calling at her home.
+ Dr. & Mrs. C. C. RANSOM and children, of Schenectady, arrived in town , Saturday and will accompany E. O. TERRY and family to the Fred WHEELER cottage at Canandaigua Lake for two weeks.
+ The PARKER family reunion will be held Saturday, August 9th, at the "Flowing Well", Bristol Valley. Members of the PARKER family are descendants of James PARKER, who came from Connecticut and settled in East Bloomfield in 1806.
+ Mrs. J. Milton STULL, has gone to the Adirondacks for a three weeks vacation with her husband and Prof. and Mrs. BRAMAN of Dansville. Mrs. STULL, who recently underwent an operation, has been recuperating at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. LEETE.
+ Mr. & Mrs. Frank DE BOW have returned from Hamilton, Ont., where they were guests at the home of their son, John DE BOW. Mr. DE BOW and his parents motored from Hamilton.
+ NILES - Rev. Charles T. NILES of East Bloomfield died on Sunday, Aug 3rd. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Charles and Harry NILES, and four daughters, Mrs. L. NICHOLS and Mrs. R. REYNOLDS of Corning and Mrs. W. HAINES of Rochester and Mrs. W. WOODWARD of Niagara Falls.
+ Charles W. WALTERS of Canandaigua has been appointed as manager of the Ontario County Mutual Telephone Company, to take the place of Frank R. APPLETON, whose resignations took place August 1st. Mr. WALTERS was formerly local manager of the NY Telephone Company at Canandaigua and at present is Manager of the Seneca-Gorham Telephone Company, located at Stanley and Rushville. He will reside at Canandaigua and be in charge of the two fields. He has a force of men at work assisting the local linemen in repairing the lines.
+ Mr. & Mrs. John A. LEETE of East Bloomfield purchased the first air mail stamp at Canandaigua post office, and mailed a letter to their son, Louise LEETE of Los Angles, Cal. He received the letter just 36 hours after it was mailed by his parents.
Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday, December 26, 1924 by: Dianne Thomas
BAKER - Mrs. Lydia B. M. BAKER, aged 80 years, was found dead in her chair at her home in East Bloomfield, Sunday (21st) morning, by her son, George BURRELL. Death was due to heart disease. Although in failing health, Mrs. BAKER had been about as usual on Friday but complained of not feeling well, Saturday. she had planned to go to church with Mr. and Mrs. BURRELL, Sunday morning and when Mr. BURRELL called for her, he was obliged to enlist the aid of a neighbor in getting into the house. Mrs. BAKER was born in Elba, but had resided in East Bloomfield since her childhood. She was thrice married and widowed. She was a member of and an active worker in the Methodist church. She leaves only the one son, Mr. BURRELL. Funeral services were held from the Methodist chapel, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev .E. C. HUMPHREY, officiating. Interment was made in East Bloomfield cemetery.
East Bloomfield & Holcomb:
+ While at basketball practice in guild Hall, December 18th, Charles PHILLIPS sustained a broken nose when Harold BRITT, another player, ran into him, knocking him down.
+ Mrs. Julia Chapin WILBUR of Belleville, NJ, was called here by the death of her brother, Harry G. CHAPIN, and is a guest of her brother, Charles CHAPIN and family.
+ Edwin W. DAVIS, brother of Rev. Ernest E. DAVIS of Wellsville, formerly of East Bloomfield, died in Rochester, Saturday, December 20th. He is survived by his wife, two brothers and two sisters.
+ Because of the icy conditions of the road, the Holcomb-Rochester bus slid into the ditch near John O'NEILL'S farm, on the Ionia road, Thursday evening of last week, on the return trip from Rochester, and the passengers had to get home from there. the bus made no trip Friday, and the Canandaigua and Victor busses were forced to abandon the daily trips.
+ Announcement has been made of the forthcoming marriage of Miss Vera M. PAGE of Medina, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William PAGE of this place, and Earl J. CANTON of Syracuse. The wedding will take place New Year's Day, at the home of the bride's parents, at 3 o'clock. Rev. D. J. TORRENS will perform the ceremony in the presence of the immediate families. After a wedding trip to California, the couple will reside in Medina.
+ Dr. John W. COUPLAND of Batavia reported that he saw two robins and eight blackbirds in his garden, December 22nd. The temperature at the time was around 15 above zero.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester,
Mon May 25,
1925 by: GSubyak@aol.com
SULLIVAN - James SULLIVAN died at his home, No. 624 Brooks avenue, (Rochester) Saturday morning, aged 59 years. He leaves two sisters, Johanna and Ellen, of this city; one brother, Michael, of Phelps. Funeral services will be held from St. Monica Church. Burial in East Bloomfield.
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