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CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER                       Friday                 February 12, 1926                 by: Ron Hanley
Dennis Neenan, aged 72 years, well known local carriage builder, died at his home here this morning at 7 o'clock.
 He was stricken with apoplexy last evening about five o'clock while attending the furnace at his home, his brother, Daniel Neenan hearing his call for assistance.
Mr. Neenan was known throughout the county and this section as an expert carriage and wagon builder, and iron and wood repair worker, being associated with his brother, Daniel, in the business which they purchased from William Taft on April 1, 1882.
Deceased was born in West Bloomfield on March 9, 1852, the son of John and Catherine Curran Neenan, moving with his parents to East
Bloomfield at the age of seven years. When 15 years of age he became associated with Mumford Hayes in carriage work, as an apprentice learning the fine trade of ironing on carriages. At the close of his apprenticeship he went to South Bend, Indiana, for three years, on his return being employed by William Taft, whose carriage business he and his brother later bought out.
On October 30, 1879 he was married to Miss Mary B. Gleason. He leaves his wife and a foster son, Robert W. Norton of this place, also five brothers and two sisters, Thomas, Peter, Daniel, Edward and William Neenan and Mrs. John Mc Donnough, all of East Bloomfield, and Mrs. Jane
Costello, Penn Yan. 
Funeral services will be held from St. Bridget's Church here Monday at 10 o'clock, Rev. P. A. Neville, officiating.  Interment in the church cemetery. [St. Bridget's]

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER             Monday                      June 28, 1926                     by: Ron Hanley
EAST  BLOOMFIELD - Mrs. Sarah A. Murrell
Relatives here have received word of the death of Mrs. Sarah A. Murrell, aged 86 years, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Mason, with whom she resided at 41 Sidney St., Rochester, Sunday.
She was the widow of William Murrell and a former resident of this place.
Funeral services will be held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mason, Tuesday at 2 o'clock daylight saving time, and burial services will be
held at East Bloomfield Cemetery. Rev. R. E. Wilson, pastor of the Methodist Church of this place will officiate.

 ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES               Wednesday                   January 5, 1927       Pg 3, col  5     by: Ron Hanley
 Mrs. Agnes Hamlin Steele  -   Holcomb and East Bloomfield, January 5--
The death of Mrs. Agnes Hamlin Steele, occurred at her home Friday following an illness of six weeks, after a long term of
invalidism. Mrs. Steele was 82 years old and the oldest daughter of the late Henry and Sybyll Sears Hamlin, and was born in this village.
She was educated in East Bloomfield Academy and at Brooklyn Heights Seminary and with the exception of a few years spent in
Rochester, she had been a lifelong resident of this town.   On September 11, 1872, she was married to Charles E. Steele,
who died many years ago.
Deceased leaves one son, Frank H. Steele, and a sister, Mrs. Sarah H. Hollister, both of this village, and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Steele was a sister of the late Hon. Frank H. Hamlin of Canandaigua. Funeral services were held from the home on Sunday at 3 o'clock, Rev. Robert H. Higinbotham of Caledonia Presbyterian Church and a nephew of the deceased officiated. Interment was in East Bloomfield cemetery.

  THE VICTOR HERALD                               Friday                       March 18, 1927       Pg 1, col 3      by: Ron Hanley
OBITUARY -  Murrell  -  Mrs. Eleanor Murrell died in Rochester, at the home of her son, Frank, on Thursday, March 10th, aged 72 years.   Her son, Charles W., leader of Murrell's orchestra, died in Canandaigua on March 4th.  Besides the son, Frank, Mrs. Murrell is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Mason of Rochester, and Mrs. Charlotte Peck of Greenville, Mich., and one brother, William Eddy of East Bloomfield.  Funeral services were held in Rochester, Saturday afternoon. Interment was made in the East Bloomfield cemetery.

Ontario County Times, Canandaigua, NY,             Wednesday            July 6, 1927   Pg 4            by:  Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Ellen COTTER, aged 89 years, died at her home in East Bloomfield, Friday afternoon, following several months of failing health.  She was born in Ireland and came to this country when 19 years of age, settling with her parents in New Bedford, Mass.  She remained there for about 5 years and after her marriage to Michael COTTER, who died some years ago, removed to East Bloomfield, where she had since resided.  She was the last of a family of nine children.  she leaves two daughters and five sons, Misses Katherine and Hannah COTTER and Michael COTTER of East Bloomfield, John COTTER of Gowanda, and William COTTER of Victor; also eight children.  Funeral services were held from St. Bridget's church Tuesday morning, with interment in the church cemetery.  Rev. P. A. NEVILLE officiated. 

Victor Herald, Victor, NY                                    Friday                  Sept 23, 1927                           by:  Dianne Thomas

+  SWEENEY - Mrs. Priscilla G. SWEENEY, widow of Thomas J. SWEENEY, died at the home of Mrs. Ethel VAN AKEN in East Bloomfield on Sunday morning, September 18th.  She was 89 years old.  Mrs. SWEENEY is survived by two daughters, Mrs. George Ray WICKER of Boston, and Mrs. Claude O. HALLENBECK of Canandaigua, and one son, George P. SWEENEY of East Bloomfield and by 7 grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at the VAN AKEN home, Tuesday afternoon, Rev. D. E. FORBUSH of Canandaigua officiating.  Burial was made in the East Bloomfield cemetery.  

HILLIARD - Patrick HILLIARD died at this home on Covill street, Sunday, September 18th.  He is survived by two sons, Michael of Ovid and William F. of Willard; two daughters, Mrs. Eugene RYAN of Canandaigua and Kathryn J. of Victor; one sister, Mrs. Mary CONDON of Nebraska; one brother, John HILLIARD of Canandaigua and five grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at 9 o'clock at St. Bridget's church, East Bloomfield.  Interment was made in East Bloomfield cemetery.  

 THE VICTOR HERALD               Friday                April 4, 1930      Pg 7, col  1              by: Ron Hanley  
OBITUARY-  POPE -  Albert J. Pope, aged 74 years, died at his home in Holcomb, Wednesday, following a long illness.  He had been a resident of Holcomb about 60 years. Members of the East Bloomfield and Holcomb Fire Department acted as bearers. Funeral services were held from the W. E. Wheeler Funeral Parlor, Saturday, Rev. Roy F. Gamble officiating.  Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, Frederick of Rochester and William of Holcomb.

ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE              Thursday              July 3, 1930           by: Ron Hanley  
Funeral services for Mrs. Timothy Toomey, 71, who died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter Sweeney, of Rochester, will take place Thursday morning from St. Bridget's Church, East Bloomfield.
Besides her daughter, Mrs. Sweeney, she is survived by four sons, George of Rochester, Wendell of Canandaigua, Wallace and Louis of East Bloomfield, four sisters, Mrs. Lucy Mahoney of Corning, Mrs. Harvey Mittour of Dresden, Mrs. Emma Tobin of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Peter Neenan of East Bloomfield, a brother, George Gerber, of Corning.   [buried in St. Bridget's cemetery]

Rochester New York Democrat Chronicle         Wednesday                  March 4, 1931             by:  Dianne Thomas 

GUY D. RAINES - Clifton Springs March 3 - Funeral services have been conducted followed by burial in East Bloomfield cemetery today, for Guy Donald RAINES, 21, son of Rev. and Mrs. W. Guy Raines, who died at Ohio State hospital at Gallipolis, Ohio, on Saturday.  Rev. Mr. Raines was rector of St. John's Episcopal church here at one time. Besides his parents, the youth leaves a brother, Halsey, and a sister.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL              Friday                 November 18, 1932         by: Ron Hanley  
 The death of Mrs. Margaret Toomey Mc Inerney, mother of Mrs. Peter J. Burke, of this city, took place at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Moynihan, in Rochester, Saturday, following a long illness.  She was a former resident of East Bloomfield.
There survive another daughter, Mrs. E. R. Rigney, of Hemlock, a brother and sister, William Toomey, of Rochester, and Mrs. Earl Plucker, of Pavillion.
Funeral services were held Monday morning from Corpus Christi church in Rochester, and interment was made in East Bloomfield.

THE VICTOR HERALD                      Friday,  February 24, 1933          Front Page, col 5            by: Ron Hanley  
 Mrs. Mary B. Neenan, widow of Dennis Neenan, passed away Monday, February 20, 1933. She was 80 years old, and had lived in East Bloomfield all of her long life. 
The surviving relatives are a son, Captain Robert Norton, and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Condon, both of East Bloomfield, also two nieces and two nephews, Mrs. James E. Crowley, Mrs. Lewis Cannan and William G. Condon, of Victor, and Robert E. Condon of Baltimore.  Funeral services were held at St. Bridget's Church in East Bloomfield, Thursday morning, 9 am.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL                    Friday,                     February 24, 1933               by: Dianne Thomas  
 NEENAN - The death of Mrs. Mary Gleason Neenan, aged 80 years, widow of Dennis Neenan of East Bloomfield, took place Monday.   


ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE                 Tuesday                   February 21, 1933         by: Dianne Thomas  

MRS. MARY G. NEENAN  -   East Bloomfield  February 20:  Mrs. Mary Gleason Neenan, 80, widow of Dennis Neenan, died today.    

Survivors are a son, Captain Robert W. Norton and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Condon of East Bloomfield. She was a sister of the late Rev.
William Gleason of Rochester, and the late Rev. John Gleason, of Clyde.  Funeral services at St. Bridget's Church Thursday at 9 a.m.

THE VICTOR HERALD                    Friday                      March 17, 1933          Pg 7, col 1                  by: Ron Hanley   
Mr. and Mrs. Elwyn C. Ingraham and daughter will move from the flat over D. C. Menihan's store to the house on Jones Street known as the E. C. Robbins place. Mrs. Katherine Tobey will move her beauty parlor from East Bloomfield to the vacated flat.

THE VICTOR HERALD                   Friday                        October 27, 1933     Pg 7, col 1                  by: Ron Hanley   
MURRELL -  Funeral services for Michael Murrell, aged 79 years, who died at his home, Saturday, after a long illness, were held Tuesday afternoon from the home. The Rev. H. L. Gaylord, of St. John's Episcopal church at Canandaigua, officiated. Interment was in the East Bloomfield cemetery.
Mr. Murrell was born in the town of East Bloomfield, August 15th, 1863, son of the late George and Olive Hecock Murrell, where his entire life had been spent.  He was married March 11, 1886 to Evelina Morrow.
Besides his wife he leaves two daughters, Mrs. William Creedon and Mrs. Milton Page, also one granddaughter, Miss Avis Creedon, of this place.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY                        Friday,                       August 31, 1934                                   by: Dianne Thomas  

Mrs. Kenneth DE BOLT of Penn Yan was the guest of honor, Friday evening at a variety shower given by Miss Anna Mae HUTCHINSON.  The class of '29 of East Bloomfield High school and former neighbors were guests.  Mrs. DE BOLT was formerly Miss Mary TOBIN, daughter of Mrs. Julia TOBIN of this place.

Miss Brenda PALMER is spending a week with relatives in the New England states.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry WARD of India, have been guests of Mr. and Mrs.. George FILBY and family.  Mrs. WARD was formerly head nurse at Oak Mount Sanatorium.  Mr. and Mrs. WARD will visit in town again on their return from Virginia before leaving for India, where MR. WARD holds a position with the Ottack Oil Company. 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur BUCKELEW announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Ruth S. BUCKELEW, to DeWitt E. MOWRY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. MOWRY of East Bloomfield.  The announcement was made at a dinner party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George GIFFORD, Buffalo road.  Twenty one guests were present from Bristol, Honeoye, Rochester and Mendon.  The wedding will take place late next month. 

+  Word has been received here of the birth of a daughter, Bonny Jean,  to Mr. and Mrs. Leo CHASE of Hollywood, Cal.  Mr. CHASE was a former resident.

+  Mr. and Mrs. Adolf  BERG, Mrs. Ida MC KENZIE and grandson, Edgar BACON of Worcester, Mass., are visiting Mrs. C. D. GILBERT and son, Lynn

+  The annual reunion of the BRIGGS family will be held, Labor Day, at the home of Mrs. Ruth HITCHCOCK.

Mrs. Harold MASON of Cincinnati is the guest of her mother, Mrs. Anna ADAMS and brother, Lewis T. ADAMS, Buffalo road. 

Mr. and Mrs. F. B. HUTCHINSON and daughter, Anna Mae, the Misses Mary HOWES and Helen MAXFIELD have returned from a motor trip to Atlantic City, New York, Albany and Chicago, where they attended the Century of Progress Exposition.  

Mr. and Mrs. Harry IRISH of Evanston, Ill., are the guests of her mother, Mrs. William HURLEY, Ionia road. 

Miss Monica FLANAGAN is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Grover MAGEE in Hudson.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred BAKER and family have moved from the MURRAY house in Maple Avenue, to Bristol Center. 

Mrs. Harry NORTON of Trenton, NJ is the guest of her mother, Mrs. Charles THOMAS.  Mr. NORTON is expected to spend Labor Day at  the THOMAS home.  

+  The 8th annual reunion of the descendants of Elijah and Minerva LEECH were held Saturday at the home of Mrs. Mae GILMORE.  At a business meeting, George TYLER of North Bloomfield was elected president and Mrs. Fred ANDERSON of Canandaigua was reelected, secretary.

Mr. and Mrs. A. C. WEST and daughter, Mary, of Fairmont, and Fred DAGEN of Bristol Springs have been guests of Jacob SANDERS.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY                                Friday                              Feb 1, 1935                      by: Dianne Thomas 

Well Known Bloomfield Farmer Dies Suddenly - Charles CHAPIN, 78, lifelong resident of the town of East Bloomfield, and one of the most extensive farm operators of the town, was taken ill while driving his car on the North Canandaigua road, Wednesday morning, and died soon after, being removed to his home. Mr. CHAPIN, who owned several farms, was on his way home from one of them when stricken.  Fred DE BOW of East Bloomfield, found him sitting in his car which had been parked at the side of the road. He immediately summoned Dr. J. Wendell HOWARD and members of the CHAPIN family and the stricken man was taken to his home, where he soon afterward died.  Besides his wife, Mrs. Clara French CHAPIN, Mr. CHAPIN leaves two sons and a daughter, Oliver CHAPIN of Holcomb, Harry CHAPIN of Lyons & Mrs. Gerald BRITT of Batavia.

  CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER                    Monday                      August 19, 1935                   by: Ron Hanley  
Timothy Sullivan  -  EAST BLOOMFIELD
Timothy Sullivan died at his home Sunday morning after a long illness.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Katherine Toomey, two daughters and three sons, Sister M. St. Catherine, of Rochester, Miss Florence
Sullivan, William, James and John Sullivan, of East Bloomfield, two sisters, Mrs. Anna Ryan, Rochester, Miss Ellen Sullivan, of Buffalo, one brother, John Sullivan of Brooklyn.
Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Bridget's Church, the Rev. George W. Doud, officiating. Interment in the Catholic Cemetery. [St. Bridget's cemetery]

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY         Friday,              December 18, 1936                             by: Dianne Thomas  

Mr. and Mrs. Frank BOUGHTON were called to Hopewell by the death of his mother, Mrs. Dwight BOUGHTON, a former resident of this village.

Mrs. Walter G. PHILLIPS and her mother, Mrs. Hiram CASE, left Sunday to spend some time in St. Petersburg, Fla.  Mr. and Mrs. George A. BURRELL, and Mr. and Mrs. Will E. WHEELER, are spending the winter in Sarasota.

Miss Beatrice CROOKER, instructor in English in East Bloomfield High School, will entertain the members of the faculty, Monday evening at a Christmas costume party.  Supper will be served. 

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY                     Sunday,                      Jan 3, 1937                 by: GSubyak@aol.com  

SHEEHAN - The death of Timothy D. SHEEHAN, 87 years of age, of East Bloomfield, occurred at Elmhurst Hospital, Rochester, Jan. 3, 1937. He is  survived by three sons, Timothy J., Frank B. and Dennis B. and two daughters,  Mrs. Fred MURRAY and Agnes SHEEHAN; also twenty grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the family home at 8 Wednesday Jan. 6,  and 9 o'clock at St. Bridget's Church, East Bloomfield.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY                        Friday,                        July 9, 1937                      by: Dianne Thomas  

TOBIN - Stephen A. TOBIN, aged 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen TOBIN, died Thursday morning at his home after a long illness.  Surviving besides his parents, are two sisters and five brothers, Anna and Julia TOBIN, Martin, Edward, a twin Harold, Joseph and Ralph TOBIN.  funeral services were conducted Saturday morning in St. Bridget's Catholic church, the Rev. George W. DOUD, rector, officiating.  Interment was in the church cemetery      [St Bridget's ceme]. 

+  The 5th annual reunion of the BURNHAM family was held with Mr. and Mrs. Elbert BURD, near Naples.  Forty guests were present form Honeoye, Rushville, Bristol Springs and East Bloomfield.  The oldest member present was Fred JOHNSON of Honeoye and the youngest was Sidney Alan BURD of Canandaigua.  Officers elected for the coming years are: President, J. Robert BURNHAM of Rochester; vice president, Sidney BURD of Canandaigua; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. Carl MASON of this village.  Other committees named were: Refreshments, Mrs. Fred JOHNSON of Honeoye, Mrs. Elsie PESTLE of Bristol, Mrs. J. R. BURNHAM of Rochester and Mrs. Carl MASON; sports: Mrs. James MILES of Rushville, Frank HICKS and Mrs. BURNHAM.  The 1938 reunion will be held the last Sunday in June with Mr. and Mrs. Carl MASON, Michigan street. 

Misses Faith BALDING, Jean WHITE, Peggy CAVES, Madeline MC WILLIAMS and Isabel MEEHAN left Sunday, for the Girl Scout camp in the Bristol Hills.  Miss BALDING and Miss CAVES will remain for the two week period.  Expenses for the trip were raised by the girls by selling paper goods, bake sales and various other activities throughout the winter.  

Mr. and Mrs. DENNY and children, Arnold and Marjorie, have moved from Victor to the RUBENSTEIN house on Oak Mount avenue, formerly owned and occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Carlile FULLER.  Mr. and Mrs. WHITMARSH and family of Canandaigua are occupying the apartment in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. WHEELER.  

Mr. and Mrs. Harold SILVERNAIL with Rev. and Mrs. Clyde J. HURLBURT, of Mt. Vision and Dr. and Mrs. Charles HURLBURT of Seneca Castle, entertained recently at the East Avenue tea room in Naples.  The occasion marked the 14th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. SILVERNAIL; the 9th anniversary of Rev. and Mrs. Clyde HURLBURT and the 3rd anniversary of Dr. and Mrs. Charles HURLBURT

Miss Maude A. MASON, Miss Anna FITZMORRIS and Miss Mary F. HOWES are attending Summer school at Geneseo Normal School,   Miss Helen BOUGHTON at Cornell University and Sidney MAC ARTHUR at the Albany Teachers' College. 

Miss Jean MAC LEOD, Donald MAC LEOD and Rafael DE QUEVEDO of Chevy Chase, Md., were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. HAMILN.  Mr. MAC LEOD participated in the boat races at Canandaigua lake.  

Mrs. Charles HICKS of Wheeler Station road is confined to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry D. NORTON, in this village, with a fractured right shoulder received when she fell at her home on Monday.  The fracture was x-rayed and reduced at Memorial hospital, Canandaigua.  Others of the community who are ill are, Mrs. Charles TAFT at Highland hospital, Rochester; Mrs. Elizabeth HERLEY and Mrs. Harold THOMAS at Memorial hospital, Canandaigua. 

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY                     Friday,                     August 27, 1937                   by: Dianne Thomas 

FREEMAN - Frank FREEMAN died at his home on East Main street, Thursday (last) morning, after a brief illness.  Surviving are his wife and two daughters.  Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon, from the home, the Rev. W. H. EDMUNDS, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating.  Interment was made in Sterling.  

+  The first annual reunion of the BARNHARDT family was held Sunday, with Mr. and Mrs. Ira BARNHARDT, North Canandaigua road.  Sixty four guests were present, Samuel MASTEN, aged 69 of Rochester being the oldest member present and James Edward BARNHARDT, 11 months, of Honeoye Falls being the youngest.  New officers:  President, Garnetta BARNHARDT of Holcomb; vice president, Mrs. Oakley BARNHARDT of Honeoye Falls; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. James LOVE of Groveland; refreshments and sports, Mrs. Stella BARNHARDT of Five Points, Mrs. William MC LEAN of Dansville and Mrs. Clifford STEVENA of Cuylerville.  The 1938 reunion will be held the third Sunday in August at Conesus Lake. 

+  The 11th annual reunion of descendants of Martin H. and Millicent Norton HICKS, was held at Honeoye Lake Park, Wednesday, with 30 present.  Charles COBB of Canandaigua was the oldest member present and Audrey Viola BAKER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold BAKER of Churchville, was the youngest.  Officers for next year are: President, Arnold BAKER; Secretary and treasurer, Mrs. Fred HIGLEY.  

Miss Mabel SAXBY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William SAXBY, Ionia road, was the guest of honor at a variety shower, Thursday afternoon, in the home of Mrs. Clarence JENKS of South Bloomfield.  Miss SAXBY'S marriage to Leslie B. WOODARD of Bristol, will take place next month.  

+  The Fall term of East Bloomfield High School will begin September 3, with two new members on the faculty.  Miss Anna FITZMORRIS will teach Junior High School to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Mrs. Mae E. GILMORE, resigned, and John PLUTA will be instructor of Agriculture to succeed Howard FAIRBANKS of Williamson, also resigned.  The members of the faculty are to attend a teachers; conference at Canandaigua on September 7. 

Mr. and Mrs. John BERGMAN observed their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday with a family dinner party at "Hilltop"  Covers were laid for 22 at tables decorated with yellow gladiolas and god engraved place cards. Miss Nellie SULLIVAN and John BERGMAN were married August 21, 1887, at St. Mary's church, Rochester, the Rev. STEWART, officiating.  Two children were born to the couple.  Mrs. Erie W. TAYLOR and Benjamin BERGMAN, both of Rochester, who were present at the dinner.  An informal reception followed at the BERGMAN home on the Victor road, cards furnishing entertainment.  

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis STAPLEY and daughter, Katherine, with Mrs. Charles STAPLEY of Avon, attend the graduation exercises at Rider College, Trenton, NJ.  Their daughter, Miss Jane STAPLEY is a graduate of the secretarial course in commercial science. 

+  The following teachers have completed Summer schools and are at their homes for the remainder of the recess:  Miss Winifred HAMLIN at Columbia University, NY; Miss Bernadine BEYER at University of Maine; Sidney MAC ARTHUR at Albany Teachers' College; Miss Mary Frances HOWES, Miss Maude A. MASON, Miss Clara NENNAN and Miss Anna FITZMORRIS, at Geneseo Normal School. 

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER                   Tuesday                   October 12, 1937               by: Ron Hanley   
DEATHS -  Fred R. Appleton
 Fred R. Appleton, 65, formerly of Canandaigua, died in his home in Batavia this morning following a brief illness of pneumonia.
He was born in East Bloomfield, the son of Richard and Mary Woolston Appleton.
He leaves besides his wife, Mrs. Cora Steel Appleton, a daughter, Mrs. Helen A. Casey, of Leroy and Batavia, a sister, Miss Alice Appleton and two brothers, Wallace and Howard Appleton, of East Bloomfield.
Masonic funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 o'clock from the home, 8 Lyons Street, with interment in East Bloomfield cemetery

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER                    Tuesday                      Dec 14, 1937             by:  Dianne Thomas  
CIVIL WAR VET  MARKS BIRTHDAY  -  Charles Chambers, North Bloomfield Observe 90 Anniversary
NORTH BLOOMFIELD:   Last Civil War veteran in this section of the county, Charles Chambers, today is celebrating his 90th birthday anniversary. "Just another day" to him, he planned to attend to his chores around his farm home which keeps him actively engaged.
 Born in Victor, December 14, 1847, Mr. Chambers later moved with his parents to Honeoye Falls, where he obtained his first job as a
helper in his uncle's store.  He ran away from home at 16, to enlist in the United States Navy during the Civil War, trudging over eight miles of rough road to Fishers, where he boarded a train for New York.
For five months Chambers was in the blockade off Fort Fisher and lived through several battles to see the capture of the fort December
24, 1864. He was discharged from service July 2, 1867.
Two years later Mr. Chambers left for California on the first railroad built across the continent and worked on the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad between San Francisco and Sacramento.
Returning to North Bloomfield he owned and operated a general store for over 25 years, also serving as village postmaster several terms. He
is a past commander of the Lewis Gates Post G.A.R. in Honeoye Falls.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle                Saturday            Jan 22, 1938             pg 12                        by:  Dianne Thomas

FREDERICK H. COVEY - East Bloomfield - Funeral services for Frederick H. COVEY, 61, life long resident of East Bloomfield who died in his home yesterday, will be held at 2 pm tomorrow in the funeral parlors here.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Catherine COVEY, two brothers, Charles and Robert COVEY, and two nieces, the Misses Alice and Roberta COVEY, all of whom reside at COVEY homestead in the Buffalo-Albany road.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER             Thursday             January 27, 1938               by: Ron Hanley   
South Bloomfield Briefs  -  Mr. and Mrs. Basil Comfort and daughter, Ellen, Miss Gladys Deacon, and Charles McWerter of Rochester, were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Comfort.

  THE VICTOR HERALD                   Friday                    March 11, 1938  Pg  5, col  4                  by: Ron Hanley   
Arthur Buell, aged 73, of East Bloomfield, died early Thursday morning. 
Prominent in affairs of the community, Mr. Buell represented the township of East Bloomfield for three terms on the Ontario County Board of Supervisors. He was a member of the Grange and of the Scientific Club. 
Mr. Buell is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jennie Wheeler Buell, two daughters, Mrs. Byron Culver of Rochester, and Mrs. Mary B. Chapin, of Canandaigua, one son Frederick Buell, who lives on the Buell homestead property, two sisters, Mrs. Henry Arnold of East Bloomfield and Miss Lucy Buell of Yonkers, also six grandchildren.  
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 P. M., from the Buell homestead. The Rev. W. Heber O'Hara will officiate, assisted by the Rev. W. H. Edmonds of the East Bloomfield Methodist church and the Rev. Harry M. Wright of the Bristol Universalist church.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY                  Friday,                      March 11, 1938                       by: Dianne Thomas

East Bloomfield News

+ Born, a son, March 8th, to Mr. and Mrs. Leon KELSEY of Michigan street, in Memorial hospital, Canandaigua.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. BOUGHTON and daughter, Helen, Miss Margaret O'LEARY, John O'LEARY, Mr. and Mrs. James FLANAGAN, Mr. and Mrs. Stuart S. CAVES, Mr. and Mrs. James SAXBY, Miss Helen WELCH and Maurice WELCH, attended the funeral of Mrs. BOUGTHTON'S sister, Mrs. Elizabeth LONEY, at St. Patrick's church in Victor, Tuesday morning.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER                Wednesday            April 6, 1938                   by:  Ron Hanley
OBSERVE 60th WEDDING DATE  -  North Bloomfield Pair Mark Anniversary Monday --CHAMBERS
NORTH BLOOMFIELD  -  On a warm Spring day 60 years ago, April 4, 1868 to be exact, a young couple drove by horse and buggy from North Bloomfield to Rochester, where they were married by the Rev. George Montgomery, pastor of the Universalist Church in that city, and pastor of the North Bloomfield Church during the bride's girlhood.
 They were Charles Chambers, now 90 and sole surviving Civil War Veteran in this area, and Miss Genevieve Ideson, 80, daughter of John Ideson, pioneer settler. Both are still active and in good health and living in their home here purchased in 1901.
With them resides a son, Joseph Chambers, a daughter, Mrs. William Carmichael, and her husband. Another son, Horace Chambers lives nearby, and a second daughter, Mrs. Donald Brasie, lives in Flint, Michigan. There are five grandchildren.
 Returning from the wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Chambers began housekeeping in a little room on the bank of Honeoye Creek. For more than a quarter of a century Mr. Chambers conducted the village store. Baked bread and canned goods were unknown in those days he recalls.
Sugar was known as coffee sugar and was weighed into wide sheets of coarse brown paper, with spices measured in paper cornucopias, paper bags being unknown then.
 Housewives bought their coffee green and roasted it at home. Mr. Chambers said, matches sold in blocks, codfish came whole, dried beef was sliced by hand, calicoes retailed for five cents a yard and bolts of blue denim were carried in stock for the homemade overalls of that time.

 ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE  Wednesday  December 14, 1938     by:  Ron Hanley
Civil War Veteran Marks 91st Birthday Minus "FUSS"   -   Charles Chambers of N. Bloomfield Finds Health in Work
Honeoye Falls              [A Photo of Charles Accompanies This Article]
Another birthday has rolled around for Charles Chambers, North Bloomfield, lone survivor of the Civil War veterans in this area who today will observe his 91st in the same quiet manner which has marked observances of former years.   No "fuss" or "feathers" for Mr. Chambers. I don't like "em" he tersely puts it.  Agile of step and mentally keen despite his advanced years, this nonagenarian tends his vegetable garden in the summer months and does chores about his place. "Got to keep busy to keep well" is his formula for health and longevity.
Last summer this veteran made the journey to the GAR encampment at Gettysburg, accompanied by his son, Horace Chambers. Of the twenty boys who went before, I was the only one left to go this time. There was a misty look in his eyes as he spoke. Already he is making plans for the nest encampment.
It was a hot day in July, 1863, when Chambers, then a lad of 16, slipped quietly from his home in Victor, boarded a train to New York, and there enlisted in the navy.
He saw action in the bombardment and capture of Fort Fisher, Christmas Eve, 1864,  Following cessation of hostilities he continued to serve in the navy until his discharge July 2, 1867.
But adventure for him did not end there. In 1869 he went West on the first railroad to span the continent. He worked on the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad linking Sacramento and San Francisco. He returned from the West to conduct the village store at North Bloomfield for over a quarter century.
In 1878 he married the former Genevieve Ideson. The couple recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They have two daughters, Mrs. William Carmichael, North Bloomfield, and Mrs. Don Brasie, Michigan, and two sons, Horace and Joseph. There are five grandchildren.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY      Friday       Feb  2, 1940       paper from: Charles Class     transcribed by Dianne Thomas

CONDON - Margaret Gleason CONDON of East Bloomfield, entered into rest on Jan. 30.  She is survived by two sons, William of Victor and Robert of Baltimore; two daughters, Mrs. Lewis CANNAN and Mrs. James CROWLEY, both of Victor, and 12 grandchildren.  Funeral will be held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lewis CANNAN, on Main St., Victor, Friday morning, Feb 2, at 8:15 and at 9 o'clock from St. Bridget's Church, East Bloomfield.  Interment at St. Bridget's Cemetery.

THE VICTOR HERALD                    Friday                     March 22, 1940                       Pg 7, col  1        by:  Ron Hanley

Obituary - MURRELL - Mrs. Eva MURRELL, 72, widow of Michael A. MURRELL, died late Friday evening, March 15, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Milton PAGE, South Bloomfield road, after a week's illness.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. PAGE and Mrs. William CREEDON, of Holcomb; one sister, Mrs. John WOOLSTON of East Bloomfield; one granddaughter, Miss Avis CREEDON, of Holcomb and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon in the PAGE home, the Rev. Richard E. FAIRCHILD, pastor of the East Bloomfield Methodist church, officiating.  

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY                     Mar 2, 1941                     by: GSubyak@aol.com  

AYRES - George B. AYERS entered into rest, Feb. 27, 1941, at his home, East(?) Bloomfield, N. Y. Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, Mrs.  Elmo PALMER, Rochester; Mrs. James ROSE of West Bloomfield; two brothers, Frank of Lakewood, Ohio, William of West Bloomfield; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Friends may call at the home until Sunday, 2 p.m. Services from the Congregational Church at 3 p.m. Interment in West Bloomfield Cemetery. (Rural Cemetery)  Arrangements by Stephenson.

THE VICTOR HERALD              Friday                   April 7, 1944                Pg 3, col 3              by: Ron Hanley   
Mrs. Albert Lunt of Chipewa, Canada, is spending a few days with her mother, Mrs. Jay Van Gelder, and daughter, Jessie, Orleans road.
 Mrs. Jay Van Gelder and daughters, Mrs. Lunt and Jessie, entertained at a surprise kitchen shower for Miss Dorothy Cole at her
home recently. Guests were neighbors and relatives of the bride elect. Gifts were presented to Miss Cole in a pink and white basket. Games furnished entertainment, with prizes awarded to Mrs. Miles Snyder, Mrs. Sanford, Sr., Mrs. Leon Compson and Dorothy Cole. Miss Cole's marriage to Robert Van Hooft, of Reed Corners will take place April 15 at 2 p.m., in the Methodist Church in Chapin.

THE VICTOR HERALD              Friday                   July 28, 1944              Pg 3, col 1              by: Ron Hanley   
NEENAN -  Mrs. Louise Gerber Neenan, 88, died at her home in Main Street, late Friday afternoon, July 21, 1944, following a short illness.
She was born here May 19, 1856, the daughter of Wendellin and Nora Ryan Gerber, and spent her entire life in this community. Her husband, a former Democratic supervisor of the Town of East Bloomfield, died in 1929.
She is survived by two sons, Robert E. Neenan, Honeoye Falls, and Charles E. Neenan, Pittsford, two daughters, Misses Louise V. Neenan and Clara M. Neenan, East Bloomfield, a sister, Mrs. Emma Tobin of Canandaigua, and a brother, George Gerber of Corning.
Funeral services were conducted Monday morning in St. Bridget's Catholic Church. Mrs. Neenan's nephew, the Rev. Charles J. Mahoney, assistant superintendent of parochial schools in the Rochester diocese, celebrating the Mass. Burial was in St. Bridget's Cemetery.

Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY        April 1945               by: Dianne Thomas

LONG - Mrs. Elsie Ebenstein LONG, 72, widow of George LONG, died Sunday evening (April 22, 1945) in her home east of here after a long illness.  Born in Indiana, Mrs. LONG moved to East Bloomfield 34 years ago.  She is survived by three daughters and three sons, Mrs. John NICHOLS of Marion, Mrs. Albert HUBBARD of Canandaigua and Mrs. Herbert S. DIXON of Holcomb; Eli Leroy and Ephraim at home and Frederick of Holcomb; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Mae CROSS of Rochester and Mrs. Esta HOWELL of Grand Rapids, Mich., and one brother, Eli E. EBENSTEIN of Michigan, also 24 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Paul HUYETT, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating.  Burial was in East Bloomfield. 

THE VICTOR HERALD            Friday                  August 24, 1945               Pg 3, col  1                  by: Ron Hanley  
LONG -  Committal services were held, Friday afternoon, in the East Bloomfield Cemetery for Mrs. Clara Bennett Long, 30, who died after a brief illness of infantile paralysis in the Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, Wednesday, August 15, 1945. 
A native of East Bloomfield, and a lifelong resident of the town, she was a member of the First Congregational Church and East Bloomfield Grange. 
She leaves her husband, Frederick Long, two sons, Eugene and George W. Long, and two daughters, Sandra and Kathleen, her father, A. Ray Bennett, her foster mother, Mrs. Erwin J. Briggs, with whom she resided until the time of her marriage, five sisters, Mrs. Henry Sadler, Mrs. James Perdue, Mrs. Francis Fisher, all of Victor, Mrs. Thomas Simone of Holcomb and Corporal Esther M. Bennett of the WAC, now stationed in France, two half sisters, Misses Roberta and Shirley Bennett, and a half brother, Ronald Bennett, and her paternal grandfather, Edgar W. Bennett, all of East Bloomfield.
The Rev. Paul H. Huyett of the East Bloomfield Methodist Church was in charge of the funeral service.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY                 Apr 9, 1947                   by: GSubyak@aol.com  

BARRY - Mrs. Maranda BENNETT BARRY of Victor entered into rest April 8. She is survived by her husband, John V. BARRY; eight sons, Leo, Leonard, Walter, Bernard, Francis, Harold, Everett and Gordon; five daughters, Mrs. Walter
LEARY,  Mrs. Isabel MURRAY, Mrs. Walter TIMM, Mrs. Osborn HUNT and Mrs. Raymond HENEHAN,
  all of Victor; one sister, Mrs. William WASHBURN of Canandaigua; one brother, Allie BENNETT of Victor; 13 grandchildren.
The funeral will be held from her home on the Boughton Hill Rd., Friday  morning at 8:30 and at 9 o'clock from St. Patrick's Church. Interment in St. Bridget's Cemetery, E. Bloomfield.

THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday      April 11, 1947        Pg 5, col 4              by: Ron Hanley
Mrs. Maranda Bennett Barry, wife of John V. Barry, died at her home, Tuesday, April 8, 1947. She had been ill since last Sunday, suffering from pneumonia. 
Besides her husband, Mrs. Barry is survived by eight sons, Leo, Leonard, Walter, Bernard, Francis, Harold, Everett and Gordon, five daughters, Mrs. Walter Leary, Mrs. Isabel Murray, Mrs. Walter Timm, Mrs. Osborne Hunt, and Mrs. Raymond Henehan, all of Victor, one sister, Mrs. William Washburn of Canandaigua, a brother, Allie Bennett of Victor, and 13 grandchildren. 
Funeral services were conducted at the family home in Boughton Hill Road, and from St. Patrick's church, Friday morning. Interment in St. Bridget's Cemetery in East Bloomfield.

FAIRPORT HERALD MAIL                 Thursday                    November 13, 1947                     by: Ron Hanley      
Services Tomorrow for Mrs. Mary E. Coffee  -   Mrs. Mary Eddy Coffee, entered into rest late Tuesday afternoon, November 11, 1947, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. F. Chambers, North Bloomfield.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Chambers, Mrs. Henry Chapple of Greece, NY, and Mrs. Donald Warren, of Canandaigua, five sons, Thomas G. and Jay L., both of Fairport, William, Fred and Rosco, of Rochester, 14 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. F. Chambers, the Rev. Herbert A. Lotee, pastor of West Bloomfield Congregational church, officiating. Burial in North Bloomfield Cemetery.

THE VICTOR HERALD             Friday             June 11, 1948                Front Page   col  6              by: Ron Hanley      
Prominent Business Man Dies                E.  Raymond  Church,  69,  Is  Dead
E. Raymond Church, widely known resident and business figure in Canandaigua, died early Monday afternoon at his home on the West Lake road. He was 69.
Mr. Church had been ill for the past three months. He was stricken in late March during his annual winter visit to Passa Grille, Florida, with a blood ailment which was later diagnosed as an unusual form of leukemia. He remained in a serious condition in a St. Petersburg hospital for about four weeks. He returned to this city and his West Lake road home on April 21. 
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon from the home, Rev. Richard H. Brown, pastor of the First Congregational church, officiated and burial was made in Woodlawn cemetery. The house was filled for the services and the large group of friends and relatives who attended overflowed onto the porches and lawn. 
The bearers were Edward T. Hanley, Arthur E. Thompson, Lynn W. Booth, Arthur C. Simmons, C. Jack Averill, all of Canandaigua, and Robert Burns of Fairport. The members of the Rotary Club of which Mr. Church was a member for 25 years, and of the Merrill Hose company with which he had been identified for 40 years attended in body. 
The Church family has been a part of Canandaigua for 75 years,. In the spring of 1873 Mr. Church's father, Elihu Chapin Church, came to this community and established a real estate and insurance office in the Draper Block. Two years later he moved his business to the Bemis Block, and the Church office has been here since that time. The office has had the telephone number, "1", during the whole 65 years of telephone installation in Canandaigua. 
Mr. Church was born in Canandaigua on April 29, 1879. His mother was the former Miss Mary Angeline Chalmers, daughter of an Oswego Lake captain. His father, Elihu Chapin Church, and his mother had been married in 1875, and were residing at 85 Gibson Street when Mr. Church was born.  E. Raymond Church attended Canandaigua Academy, graduating with the class of 1896. He attended and was graduated from both St. Paul's school and from Rochester Business Institute. 
The real estate firm became Church and Church in the first years of this century and it continued this name until the winter of 1915 with the death of E. Chapin Church. The father's health failed during the last year of his life, a heart ailment aggravated by asthma keeping him largely inactive. Since his father's passing on January 11, 1915, Mr. Church operated the business alone and expanded it substantially. During the last few months direction of business affairs fell to his son-in-law, Rexford W. Brockelbank, who will continue the real estate office and insurance agency. 
Mr. Church was twice married. His first wife was the former Miss Jean Davidson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Davidson, long a prominent shoe merchant here. They were married in June 1907, and resided in Gibson Street and Greig Terrace. Mrs. Church died on November 5, 1926.  About 15 years ago Mr. Church married Miss Anne Meath of this city, member of a well known family here.

THE VICTOR HERALD            Friday                 July 2, 1948              Pg 3, col 3                       by: Ron Hanley       
 East Bloomfield       Patrick McCarthy Dies In Rochester
Patrick W. McCarthy died early Tuesday morning in a Rochester hospital where he had been a patient since January.  A native of East Bloomfield, he was a son of the late Patrick and Mary Fry McCarthy, and spent many years in Rochester where he was engaged in restaurant business. 
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. B. P. McMahon, Mrs. James A. Barry and Mrs. Wells Partridge of Rochester, and Mrs. Alfred Brein of Fairport, five brothers, Michael and Albert of Rochester, Dewey of Victor, Charles of Shortsville, and Edward of Canandaigua.  Funeral services will be held at 9 Thursday morning at St. Bridget's church, East Bloomfield, with burial in St. Bridget's cemetery.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY            Friday,             July 2,  1948                                  by: Dianne Thomas 

Here & There:

Mrs. Elwood DECKER and children, Malcolm, Nancy and Brian, of Rodeo, Calif., former East Bloomfield residents, have been visiting Mrs. Marion CHAMBERLAIN and other relatives here and in Rochester.  

Mrs. Pearl ORMSBY of Lake Jackson, Texas, has been the guest of her sister, Mrs. Oscar FLETCHER

Mr. and Mrs. Herman DILMORE of Lexington, Mass., were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry D. NORTON.  They also visited Mrs. Charles HICKS at the Shekell Nursing home in Clifton Springs. 

Mrs. George A. BURRELL and Mrs. Marcus DOYLE were recent guests of Rev. and Mrs. Ernest E. LOOK in Stephens Mills.  They also visited Mr. and Mrs. George FOX in Wayland.

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford SIMMONS and daughter, Elaine, Bristol, have been guests of Miss Beverly MCCARTHY.

Miss Carol HUDSON has accepted a position with the Seneca-Gorham Telephone company to succeed Miss Shirley CROWLEY.  Miss CROWLEY who was graduated from Bloomfield Central on Monday evening, has accepted a similar position in the Rochester Telephone company.

Mr. and Mrs. Karl RUBENSTEIN and family are spending the summer at their cottage on Canandaigua lake.

+  Louis FIGENSCHER and Eugene O'BRIEN of Rochester, have been with their uncle, Dewey MC CARTHY.  

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER             Wednesday                   May 7, 1952                    by: Ron Hanley  
Edward Neenan, 87, lifelong resident of East Bloomfield, died Tuesday May 6, 1952 at his home on lower Michigan Street.
The son of the late John and Catherine Curran Neenan, he was long associated with his late brothers in crafts in East Bloomfield and served as a skilled wood and iron worker for the Neenan Brothers firm.
The late Dennis and Daniel Neenan were renowned for their manufacture of wagons and carriages and Edward assisted them.
Another brother, the late Thomas Neenan, a master carpenter, built many of the houses in East Bloomfield and Holcomb and as well many outlaying districts of the township.
At one time Edward Neenan devoted several years to carpentering and many of the present homes of residents are those which he aided in building.
Forty years ago he purchased the farm on which he was living at the time of his death and to which he had been confined by illness for the past five years. His wife, Mrs. Mae Toomey Neenan died in 1938.
Survivors include three sons, Walter E. Neenan, who for several years served as supervisor for East Bloomfield, James W. Neenan and Louis A. Neenan, all of East Bloomfield, a brother William, who resides in the Neenan family home, and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held from the home at 8:30 a.m. Friday and at 9 a.m. from St. Bridget's Church with burial in St. Bridget's cemetery.

  CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER             Tuesday,          April 29, 1952               by: Ron Hanley  
LOOKING BACKWARD      April  1902
The Universalist Sunday School at North Bloomfield chose these officers: Superintendent, Mrs. E. Croft, Jr., assistant superintendent,
Mrs. Mina Conkling,  secretary, Louise Wiggins, treasurer, Joseph Chambers, librarian, Marian Chambers, and assistant librarian, Anna Coffee.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER            Friday,            October 16, 1953     Pg 3, col  5            by: Ron Hanley   

Mrs. Mary E. Mason, 96, widow of Samuel C. Mason, died in Thompson Hospital last evening, October 15, 1953. She was admitted to

the hospital October 9 as the result of a fractured hip suffered in a fall at her home on South Avenue.  Born in Rush October 24, 1856, the daughter of James and Mary Hart Dunn, Mrs. Mason came to East Bloomfield as a young woman. In 1879 she was married to Samuel C. Mason, who died in 1917.
Survivors include two daughters, Miss Maude A. Mason, East Bloomfield, and Mrs. Richard Roberts, Utica, one son, Harold Mason, of Akron, Ohio, three grandchildren, Mrs. Robert Helm, Highpoint, N. C., Mrs. Arthur Webb and Richard Mason of Holcomb, and six great grandchildren.  Services at Wheeler Funeral Home, Rev. Theodore S. Horvath, pastor of East Bloomfield Congregational church, officiating.  Burial will be in East Bloomfield Cemetery.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER               Wednesday                 April 14, 1954                 by: Ron Hanley   
Lyman Ellis Turner VICTOR  -  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, for Lyman Ellis Turner, Murdock Road, who died Monday, April 12, 1954.
Survivors include two sons, Lyman H., Rochester, and William E., Victor, three brothers, Everett and John of Victor and Russell, of Canandaigua, one sister, Mrs. M. E. Keating, of Rochester, six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Interment will be in St. Bridget's Cemetery, East Bloomfield.

THE SHORTSVILLE & MANCHESTER  ENTERPRISE         Thursday           June 10, 1954             by:  Dianne Thomas 

Area Shocked By Car Tragedy; 3 Lose Lives

The Shortsville-Manchester area was deeply shocked by the accident last Saturday morning which took the lives of three area young men, one of whom was from this locality.  Bruce Moyer, 19. Shortsville RD, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Moyer, was killed at 1 am Saturday when the car in which he was riding careened from the Mendon-Pittsford highway and crashed into a large tree. 

Riding with Bruce were Roger Stewart, 18. Holcomb RD; Robert E. Johnson, 21, Canandaigua Road, and a brother, Gerald Johnson, 17. Roger Stewart and Robert Johnson were also killed and Gerald Johnson suffered serious injuries. Gerald's life today hung by a thread, officials at Strong Memorial hospital report. All three are known in Shortsville-Manchester area. 

Mrs. Johnson, mother of Robert and Gerald, is a niece of the late John Clapperton of Shortsville. Mrs. Harold Stewart of Holcomb is known because of her widespread cub scout and Boy Scout activities.

Bruce Moyer, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Moyer, Shortsville RD. He was a Canandaigua Academy graduate last June and was working in Fairport. He is survived by his parents, a brother, David; a sister, Prudence; his grandmother, Mrs. Harriet Moyer of Shortsville, and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Franzel of Chapin.

There were no witnesses to the accident which occurred at about 1 in the morning but there seems little doubt that the young men, reportedly bound for Fairport, were driving fast. The car was completely demolished and all of the bodies were thrown several feet from the wreckage. Roger Stewart, it is believed, joined the other young men in Mendon. His car was found parked by the Cottage hotel in that village.

All three of the victims were well known in the area. Roger Stewart was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stewart, Holcomb RD. He was graduated from the Bloomfield Central school last year. He is survived by his parents, two brothers, Carl and Gary Stewart; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stewart, Holcomb, and Mrs. Frank Burrett of Canandaigua. 

Robert Johnson is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Johnson of Canandaigua, RD. He leaves his parents, a sister, Beverly Johnson and his grandmother, Mrs. Myrtle Uhl. He was a veteran of the Korean war and had been discharged only two months ago.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER             Tuesday               December 27, 1955                     by: Ron Hanley   
The funeral of Walter E. Toomey was held this morning at St. Bridget's Church.
Mr. Toomey, 78, a retired farmer, died Friday December 23, 1955 after a long illness. He was born in West Bloomfield and had lived in East Bloomfield since childhood.
He served on the board of the East Bloomfield and Holcomb Fire commissioners for eight years.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Richard Kinsella, Rochester and Miss Isabella Toomey, East Bloomfield, a son, John F. Toomey, Rochester, a sister, Mrs. Timothy Sullivan, East Rochester, 8 grandchildren.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY       Wednesday,               January 4,  1956                 by: Dianne Thomas 

+  Miss ECKLER To Become Bride - East Bloomfield - Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin ECKLER announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Eunice Fay ECKLER to Richard Lewis THOMAS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray THOMAS, also of Holcomb.  No date has been set for the wedding.  Miss ECKLER is a junior in the Crane department of music at the Potsdam State Teachers college.  she is majoring in voice.  She is a member of Phi Kappa Pi sorority.  Mr. THOMAS is a graduate of Bloomfield Central school and is engaged in farming with his father.  

+  Skating Party Held - East Bloomfield - Miss Betsy HARSCHER entertained at luncheon and an skating party, Thursday.  Guests were Eileen BRENNAN, Susan OWENS, Beatrice ADAMS, Linda HAMLIN, Joan ECKLER, Marcella AYERS, Laurel WEMENT and Marcia BAILEY.  

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

VAN BURENS Are Wed 51 Years - East Bloomfield

+  Capt. and Mrs. Llewellyn VAN BUREN celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary at their home in Main street, Friday.  Miss Anna BRIDGELAND and Llewellyn VAN BUREN, were married June 8, 1905 in the East Bloomfield Methodist church with the Rev. S. C. FARNHAM as officiating clergyman.  They have spent their entire life in this community.  Mrs. VAN BUREN who celebrated her birthday, Thursday, has been a member of the Methodist church for more than 70 years.  Mr. VAN BUREN is a Spanish-American War veteran and a retired rural mail carrier with 30 years of service.  He has served as the head of the ground observer corps in this township for ten years.  Both are in comparatively good health.  she attends to her household duties daily and he spend much of his time in caring for his small acreage of land which is set to peaches and other small fruit, which he sells to village residents.  

+  Summer Bride - (picture) Miss Connie Mae PARRISH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Karl F. PARRISH, Holcomb, will become the bride of Howard M. SCHILLINGER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. SCHILLINGER of Lima, on July 14, at the East Bloomfield Methodist church.  Miss PARRISH is a member of the 1952 class at the Bloomfield Central and is associated with the Canandaigua office of the R. G. & F in a secretarial capacity.  Mr. SCHILLINGER is a graduate of Lima High School in 1952 and is now employed at the Dutch Hollow Foods Inc., in Honeoye Falls. 

Betty GREEN is the new organist at the Universalist church, at Baptist Hill.

Robert F. UHL of East Bloomfield and Barbara MARSHALL, Hopewell, were married at the Congregational church on May 26.  Attendants were George CODDING and Carol RANDOLPH, Dr. J. Duncan HARLEY, officiated.  Judy ROGERS was soloist and Betty GREEN, organist, played the wedding marches.  

The Daily Messenger  Canandaigua, N.Y.          Wednesday, May 11, 1960     by:  Ron Hanley
Cloid Sprankle Grocer 38 Years, Plans To Retire
Cloid A. Sprankle, 109 Chapel St., the city's oldest grocer, is retiring from business in about ten days.
Sprankle, who is 76, has leased his store at 616 South Main St., to George H. and Peggy Thompson of 294 Linden Rd., Rochester, who plan a hobby shop on the site.
Sprankle plans an extensive trip to the Southwest and Middle West.  On his return he will occupy an apartment in the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stiles, Holcomb.
"Around a Long While"
 "I've been around a long while," Sprankle said today, " and I figure it is time for me to do something a little different and do it just as I want to and when I want to."
In referring to a "long while," Sprankle means his 38 years in the grocery trade. He was associated with the Oscar C. Frarey store, corner of North Main and Buffalo Sts. for 24 years and has been in business alone at 616 South Main, for 14 years.
"You can say," he told a Messenger reporter, "that I had one of the last independent groceries and that none of the big chain organizations bothered me. I kept all of my customers."
"You can say too that I learned how to run a grocery store from Oscar C. Frarey who was the best business man I have ever known. '0. C.'
priced things fairly and he knew what was on his shelves. That is a pretty good combination."
Sprankle is now cleaning stock from his shelves and says he will be ready to close his front door by the end of next week.
 "I will be ready to go in ten days," he reports. "The Thompson's are due to open June 1. They have been looking all over for a spot for a hobby shop and they figure my place should be ideal."
Grocery Site For Years
For those who have known the location next to Red Jacket Park, the change will be sharp. There has been a grocery store on the site for a half century. The Luther Smith grocery was located here for more than three decades. Sprankle plans an extended visit to old scenes Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he was born and spent his boyhood, and Oklahoma City, Okla. where he worked in the dredging business in younger years before coming to Canandaigua in the 1920s.
 He has a brother, Frank, and a sister, Mrs. Blanche Hill, in Oklahoma City, and a brother, Howard, in Fayetteville, Ark.
"I am not going to be inactive," he explains. "My son-in-law, Ed Stiles, has a motor business in Holcomb and I am going lo help him all I can." Besides Mrs. Stiles, he has a son, Kenneth, in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Sprankle, the former Miss Florence Kittredge, died in Dec. 1958.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER             Wednesday               June 27, 1962                by:  Ron Hanley
  EAST BLOOMFIELD --- Mrs. Timothy Sullivan
Mrs. K (C)atherine Sullivan, 85, widow of Timothy Sullivan, died Tuesday in the home of her son, James Sullivan, West Main Street.
She is survived by two daughters, Sister M. St. Catherine, Nazareth College, Rochester, and Sister Gertrude of the Heart of Jesus Carmelite
Monastery, Pittsford, three sons, William T. of Geneva, James E. and John J. of Holcomb, 23 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Requiem Mass will be held at St. Bridget's Church Saturday at 9:30 a.m.. Interment will be in St. Bridget's Cemetery.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER            Wednesday              May 12, 1965                by:  Ron Hanley
Obituary -  Mrs. Earl Appleton
Mrs. Agnes Steele Appleton, 79, died unexpectedly this morning at her home, Buffalo Road, Canandaigua, where she had always lived. She was the widow of Earl Appleton.  A descendant of one of the pioneer families of East Bloomfield, she was born December 28, 1885, the daughter of Fannie Howard and Henry M. Steele.
Mrs. Appleton had been a correspondent for The Daily Messenger for over 40 years and also had been news correspondent for the area newspapers.  She was a member of the First Congregational Church in East Bloomfield, the DH Society, the Women's Relief Corps, GAR and Senior Citizen's Group of Canandaigua.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Fay Burlingham, Canandaigua, RD 3, two grandchildren, Gene and Vern, both of Holcomb, a sister, Mrs. Raymond Davis, Rochester, a niece, Mrs. Helen Casey, Batavia, and three great grandchildren.
Friends may call Thursday at the Wheeler Funeral Home in East Bloomfield where funeral service will be held Friday at 2 P.M. The Rev. Jeffery S. Atwater, pastor of the First Congregational Church  of East Bloomfield, will officiate. Burial will be in the East Bloomfield Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER           Tuesday         November 16, 1965       by:  Ron Hanley
EAST  BLOOMFIELD -    Mrs. Earl Comfort was called to Rochester last week by the death of her brother-in-law Basil Comfort.

 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER             Tuesday          July 5, 1966                 by:  Ron Hanley
 OBITUARIES  -  William J. Neenan
EAST BLOOMFIELD -- William J. Neenan, 99, died Monday in Thompson Hospital, Canandaigua, where he had been a patient since Friday.
Mr. Neenan was born March 31, 1867, in the house on Michigan Street Extension, where he had spent his entire life. He was one of nine children of John and Catherine Curran Neenan. He had been engaged in farming.  Last October 25, Mr. and Mrs. Neenan, the former Abbie Hilliard, observed their 67th wedding anniversary. Mrs. Neenan is now hospitalized.
Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Albert and Francis, both at home, and several nieces and nephews including Town Supervisor Walter E. Neenan and Louis Neenan who live next to the William Neenan homestead. Burial will be in St. Bridget's Cemetery.

 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER        Friday            October  25, 1968              by:  Ron Hanley
 EAST BLOOMFIELD - Mrs. John Neenan
Mrs. Eva Acheson Neenan, 86, widow of John Neenan, died Tuesday in Milwaukee, Wis. She was a native of Bristol but had lived in Milwaukee
for many years.  Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Feliman, of Des Plains, Ill., and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Gertrude Moran, of West Bloomfield. Funeral and burial were held today in Milwaukee.  [WS.]

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER          Monday           January 5, 1970              by:  Ron Hanley
OBITUARIES - Thomas Neenan -  formerly of EAST BLOOMFIELD
Thomas Neenan, 76, former East Bloomfield resident, died Sunday January 4, in Los Angeles, California.
Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Esther Heath Neenan, Los Angeles, one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Moran, of East Bloomfield, and several nieces and nephews.  Burial will be at Newark, N.Y., at the convenience of the family.

The Daily Messenger Canandaigua, N.Y.                 1970                      by:  Ron Hanley

East Bloomfield -  Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Sprankle and their daughter, Mrs. Richard Dunkley, Jr. and sons Ricky and Jamey of Washington, D.C. have been guests of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stiles and her father, Cloid Sprankle, Maple Ave.

With Mr. and Mrs. Peter Stiles of Canandaigua, all attended the 50th reunion of the Payne family hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Earl McLaughlin,
Mr. Sprankle was the oldest member present. The first reunion was held in 1920 at the home of Mr. Sprankle, then a resident of Spencerport, and has been held continuously with the exceptions of two years during the war.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER              Tuesday                   June 8, 1971               by:  Ron Hanley
Obituaries - Mrs. William J. Neenan
EAST BLOOMFIELD ---   Mrs. Abbie H. Neenan, 96, widow of William J. Neenan, died yesterday at the Elm Manor Nursing Home, Canandaigua, after a short illness.
She was born in the town of West Bloomfield and had lived in East Bloomfield since her marriage in 1896.  Mr. Neenan died in 1966 at the age of 99.  She is survived by two sons, Albert and Francis, both of East Bloomfield, and several nieces and nephews.  Burial will be in St. Bridget's Cemetery. 

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER                Thursday                September 25, 1975           by Ron Hanley    
Obituary -   Joseph C. Chambers, 89, of this area, died at Bath on Monday.   Mr. Chambers was a veteran of World War I and had served with the Navy for 16 years. He was a member of the Honeoye Falls American Legion post.
Survivors include a son Charles of Newington, Conn., two granddaughters, one grandson, five great grandchildren, a sister, Genevieve Brasie, of Michigan, and several nieces and nephews.  A funeral service was held today at the Merlon H. Kays Funeral Home, Honeoye Falls. Burial is in North Bloomfield Cemetery.

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