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PADGHAM - HAYNES - At the home of the bride's parents in Macedon, N. Y., on Monday evening, January 10th, by Rev. J. G. Webster, of Palmyra, assisted by Rev. H. Boughton, of Macedon, Mr. James C. Padgham, of Farmington, and Miss Carrie S. Haynes, of the former place.
Ontario County Times July 12, 1882 by: Cheri Branca
John Robbins, an old and respected resident of the town of Farmington, died at his home on Saturday, July 1st. He sustained a severe shock from a fall he received in his barn a few months since, from which he never recovered. His age was 75 years.
Shortsville Enterprise, Shortsville, NY May 26, 1888 Pg. 3 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Miss Sarah MURRAY has been appointed Postmistress at West Farmington.
+ Margaret HATHAWAY died at an early hour last Tuesday morning.
+ Charles CARPENTER has been shingling a house for John REED in South Perrinton.
+ Mrs. Benjamin THRASHER entertained a large company of ladies last week, Friday, and treated them to carpet rags.
+ Miss Lulu CRAFT recently entertained for several days her brother and sister and Mr. MELVIN, all of Gorham
+ Mrs. Lydia PROSSER has been very sick but is convalescing. Louise WHIPPLE has had the care of the lady during her illness.
+ Miss Mary ALLEN, who has been a great sufferer for some months, is decidedly better, but her infirmities have been of too long a duration for her full recovery.
+ John YOUNG has recently purchased a carriage and is now ready to give any of his friends a ride, if they will be king enough to inform him when they desire to take a trip through town. Mr. YOUNG has a fine turnout.
+ Mrs. Azallah WILLSON is canvassing the town for the sale of rubber goods. She carries the finest articles we have ever seen in that line, as as she is a worthy lady, it is to be hoped that everyone who (cut off)
Shortsville Enterprise, Shortsville, NY November 30, 1889 Pg 3 by: Dianne Thomas
+ The first Grange social of the season is to be held at the residence of Jas. PADGHAM, on Friday evening of this week. A large attendance is expected.
+ Elisha ALLEN has gone to Albion for the purpose of spending a few weeks with relatives and friends in that vicinity.
+ Charles CARPENTER is suffering from a severe attack of typhoid fever.
+ Jedediah COTTON is home again after a three month visit with his son, who resides in Michigan.
+ Carrie HORENDEEN has gone to Geneva to take care of her mother.
+ Miss Carrie WEBB of Macedon was in town last week visiting relatives.
+ Mrs. DAILOR has just recovered from a slight illness.
+ Mrs. Warren YOUNG is visiting friends in Mottville.
+ A number of our townspeople went to South Perinton last Sunday to attend the funeral obsequies of Levi A. WILLET, whose death occurred the Thursday evening previous.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Jas. DECATOR of Hudsonville, Mich., reached here last week and will remain for several weeks.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Jacob SHROTE, who removed to Webster last spring for the purpose of occupying her father's farm, have returned to Brownsville, they having come to the conclusion that farming in Monroe county don't pay.
Elbridge Gerry Lapham was born in the town of Farmington, this county, October 18, 1814, and was therefore over 75 years of age at the time of his death. His earlier education was obtained in the district schools, and from them he graduated into the Canandaigua Academy, being a student in that institution contemporaneously with the late Stephen A. Douglass. After leaving the Academy, he engaged in work as a civil engineer, being for a time in the employ of the Michigan Southern Railroad. Subsequently he studied law in this village, in the office of the late Jared Wilson, and in 1844 was admitted to the bar. From that time forward he devoted himself to the practice of his profession, and early won distinction as an advocate. By the time he had reached middle age he was recognized as one of the foremost lawyers in Western New York.
Union Advertiser, Rochester, Monroe, NY Dec. 28, 1891 by: GSubyak@aol.com
A very pleasant home wedding was celebrated at the home of E. A. KETCHAM last week, on which occasion his daughter, Miss Minnie E., was united in marriage to John DILLMON, all of Farmington. Rev. THOMPSON, of Macedon Center, officiated. After partaking of a bountiful repast, the happy couple departed for a short trip West.
Same paper Pg 3, col 4
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday September 2, 1892 Pg 2, col 5
A. R. KATKAMIER is visiting relatives in New York.
Mr. & Mrs. E. G. ALLEN are visiting relatives in Clyde.
Warren YOUNGS is having a full set of rollers put in his grist mill.
Mr. & Mrs. E. M. MOTT spent part of last week at the Thousand Islands.
Miss Bertha COTTON, of Ontario is visiting her cousin, Miss Verna COTTON.
Mrs. PETTIT and son, of Williamstown, are the guests of Mrs. Harrison COBURN.
Miss Lizzie KATKAMIER and Nellie S. PADGHAM commenced their schools Monday morning.
Nov, 1892 Unknown Paper by: Dianne Thomas
Just as we go to press, we learn of the death of the venerable Welcome W. HERENDEEN, which occurred at the home of his son, Charles, in the town of Farmington, at an early hour on Friday morning. He was aged 82 years.
Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY Fri, Feb 24, 1893 by: Dianne Thomas
Obituary - Jacob HAMMOND, aged 78 years.
(first part is cut off) Mrs. J. W. CULVER, until recently of Jersey City; Mrs. D. W. SMITH of Farmington; Mrs. Harvey PADELFORD of Padelfords, and Mrs. Alfred PADLEFORD of Niagara Falls.
Mr. HAMMOND gained everywhere a wide circle of warm friends. Affable, courteous, the soul of gentility, possessed of a wide information gathered in study and travel, of a ready wit and clever imagination, he was welcome in every society, as well with the young as with the old. In his temperament were well springs of perennial youth, so that the year of his life in excess of the biblical allotment never became a weariness to himself or others.
Mr. HAMMOND was a lover and student of nature. These qualities too, gave him a common bond with the better natures in the brotherhood of man.
Last August, on the occasion of the 78th anniversary of his birth, several Canandaiguans went to Farmington and joined with other friends in the fitting celebration of the occasion.
ONTARIO REPOSITORY and MESSENGER Thursday Dec 7, 1893 by: Dianne Thomas
Joseph TUTTLE, of Farmington Station, in Farmington, recently had his thumb severed by a cold that he was leading, pulling the halter chain, which was wound around his hand.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, N.Y. Friday Dec. 15, 1893 by: GSubyak@aol.com
Mrs. Mary REED, who died last Monday night at the home of her son, J. S. REED, in Perinton, after a lingering illness, was buried in the cemetery at Farmington yesterday afternoon; the funeral being held at the Orthodox Friends' Church at that place. Mrs. REED'S husband, John REED, died in the spring of 1888. (North Farmington Cemetery)
Ontario Repository-Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Thursday Feb 8, 1894 by: Dianne Thomas
+ The remains of Mrs. John PRINGLE of Farmington, were buried in the village cemetery Saturday afternoon.
+ Charles SWEENEY, the newly appointed post master took possession of the office Monday morning.
+ Frank R CONKLIN, the prince of humorists, will give one of his noted entertainments in Bradley Hall, Thursday evening, Feb. 15th, proceeds for the benefit of the Union School. Admission 25 and 15 cents.
+ Ice is being drawn from Sterling's Pond. It is of fair quality and thickness for this winter.
Shortsville Enterprise, Shortsville, Ontario Co., NY Saturday Mar 24, 1894 Pg 3 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Mr. James PROSSER has been granted a pension of $8 per month and $300 back pay.
+ Mr. and Mrs. George POWER entertained a party of friends at their home Thursday evening.
+ Rumor has it that Mr. Truman POWER has rented the dry house property of Mr. C. H. GARDNER.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Fred WERHLIN were recently summoned to East Bloomfield to attend the funeral of their cousin, Mr. GILBERT.
+ We are pleased to note that the familiar faces of Mr. and Mrs. A. BROWN were again seen at church last Sunday morning.
+ Mrs. Julia C. WOOD has received intelligence that her sister, Mrs. Mary LONGSTAFF, of Canandaigua, is very ill with pneumonia.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Joseph WILKINSON, of Perniton, were obligated in the 1st and 2nd degrees of Farmington Grange last Saturday evening.
+ Mrs. Lew QUACKENBUSH, who has been in town a few days on account of her father's illness, returned to her home in Canandaigua last Friday.
+ Mrs. A. H. STEVENSON spent Thursday and Friday of last week with her mother, Mrs. D. B. DAVIS, of East Bloomfield, who is very sick with bronchitis.
+ Leonard GARDNER is in town for a short visit with friends. His fractured limb is slowly improving, so that he gets about very comfortably with the aid of crutches.
+ Mr. Albert F. BARNES died at his home, Sunday at 6'oclock pm of heart disease, aged 73 years. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Lewis QUACKENBUSH, of Canandaigua; also a brother and sister in Michigan. The funeral was held Wednesday, at 2 pm, from his late home; Wm. WETHERALD, of Canada, officiating. Interment in Orthodox cemetery.
Ontario Repository Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Wed., Apr 4, 1894 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Hannah HOAG, widow of Burling HOAG, died last Thursday, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nathan REDFIELD, aged 92 years. Since the death of Sunderland P. GARDNER, we think that Mrs. HOAG had the distinction of being the oldest resident in town. She was born in Greene county and married Burling HOAG of the same county. Mrs. Penn MARKHAM, of Michigan, is also a daughter of the deceased.
+ Lecturer's programme for the next Grange meeting, April 7th, is as follows: Rotation of Crops, A. G. REEVES,; Scientific Instruction for farmers, C. G. MC LOUTH; Recitation, Miss M. SADLER, Music, Miss Hattie TAY.
+ The next sewing bee will meet at Mrs. E. G. ALLEN's this week.
Shortsville Enterprise, Shortsville, Ontario Co., NY Apr 7. 1894 Pg 3 by: Dianne Thomas
We are again called upon to mourn the loss of a dear friend and neighbor, but in the death of Hannah HOAG, we feel that our loss is her gain, for as was remarked, she went to sleep and awoke with the angels. To her it was but changing her earthly home for a heavenly one, for to go and be with her Savior had long been her chief desire. She was always cheerful and hopeful, thoughtful for the comfort of others, never thinking of herself. Although a great sufferer during the last few days of her life, she bore it all with great fortitude, fully sustained by a Savior's recognized love. The deceased was aged 92 years, but nevertheless, she was remarkably active, retaining all her faculties. She could read without the aid of glasses and was never without her knitting. She was able to assist in all the household duties, up to the morning of her final illness; and although sick but a few days, she retained her mental faculties until within a few hours of her death. (a few lines cut out) ... giving loving counsel and advice to all her family; while to others she left loving messages, telling them " to mind the little things".
Hannah HOAG was born in New Baltimore, Greene Co., in the year 1801; was married to Burling HOAG in 1822; and has resided in the town of Farmington about 40 years since, and for a few years before her husband's death, she had resided with her daughter, Mrs. Nathan REDFIELD, at whose home she passed away. She is survived by a son, Benjamin HOAG of Colorado, and three daughters, Mrs. E. P. MEAD of Livonia; Mrs. Nathan REDFIELD of Farmington; Mrs. P. MARKHAM of Michigan; also two sisters. "Well done, good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of thy Lord".
Unknown Ontario Newspaper November 1894
Henry C. OSBORN - The Republican Supervisor of the Town of Farmington
Henry C. OSBORN is the son of the late John and Hannah T. OSBORN of Farmington, was born in that town on the 23rd of September 1843, was married to Mary HOWLAND, November 14, 1867 was educated in the common schools nad has devoted his life to farming. He is a Friend in religious belief, and a Republican in politics. He has served as Inspector of Election for several terms, and one term as Assessor. This is his first term as Supervisor, but it goes without the saying that he will make a capable and faithful representative of his town in the County Board. He was elected over Charles H. HERENDEEN, Democrat, by 50 majority.
Ontario Repository & Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Aug 16, 1895 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Farmington - Aug 14. - Recent Births" At H. C. GAULEY'S, a girl; at Richard HOWLAND'S, a boy; and at E. C. BETZ'S, a boy.
+ R. Lee CROWELL has been making several timely improvements to his house.
+ Mrs. Mary J. PARKER of Brooklyn, is a guest at Mrs. J. C. WOOD'S.
+ Rosie BROWN has gone to visit her mother out in Gorham.
+ Mr. and Mrs. William HOLDEN have begun keeping house.
+ Miss Lizzie M. KATKAMIER has accepted charge of the "Trap Brook Academy", just over the line in Macedon.
Ontario Co. Journal Friday Jan 14?, 1898 by Dianne Thomas
The Deadly Crossing - Fatal Accident at a Farmington Crossing of the L.V.R. Co.
A sad accident occurred at a Farmington crossing of the Lehigh Valley railroad last Sunday morning. A mother, two sick children, the father and a farm hand were crossing the Lehigh tracks in a lumber wagon, when the vehicle was suddenly struck by a freight engine which had been assisting a heavy freight up the grade and was returning to Farmington after having cut loose from the freight. It was the family of William LEWIN of Victor, and the farm hand was Eugene WHEELER of Railroad Mills. The LEWIN family were going to visit Mrs. LEWIN'S mother at Farmington.
The engineer had seen the approaching vehicle and had given warning with the whistle. It is said that Mr. LEWIN was hard of hearing ad this probably accounts for the sad mistake.
The engine was running slowly when it struck the wagon, near the center, and hurled the occupants out on the frozen ground. They were all shaken up and badly bruised. The engine was attached to a caboose and the unfortunate people were quickly taken to Victor, where they were met by Drs. MEAD, ROWLEY and DRAPER, who had been notified by telegraph. It was deemed best to remove them to the Homeopathic hospital in Rochester and Dr. ROWLEY accompanied them to that institution.
It was ascertained that the boy, Herbert, who was about 18 months old, had sustained a fracture of the skull. He died that evening. Mrs. LEWIN'S face was terribly lacerated and the jaw was broken in two places. She will probably recover. The others were badly but not dangerously bruised.
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