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Rochester Daily Union & Advertiser, Rochester, Monroe
Co, NY pg 16 Feb. 20, 1900
by: Sylvia Olson
DEATH OF AN AGED EDUCATOR.
Miss PORTER, Head of Famous School at Farmington, Dies of Old Age.
The death of Miss PORTER, head of the widely known girls' school at
Farmington, known as Miss PORTER'S school, has just passed away from the
field of usefulness in which she was so long actively engaged.
The school over which she presided has been a famous one for over forty
years, attended by the daughters of some of the most prominent families in the country, and many hearts will be saddened, when the news of her
death reaches those who were educated under Miss Porter's supervision.
At the time that her brother, Noah PORTER, was president of Yale, the
girls' school at Farmington attained great popularity, the wealthy men of the west sending their sons to Yale and their daughters to the care
of Miss PORTER. Of late years it is said that only the daughters of
graduates have been admitted, and their names had to be filed when quite young, such was the prestige of the academy.
Miss PORTER died of old age.
Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY
Friday, Jan 31, 1902 pg 4
Manchester - Mrs. Mary E. B. SMITH, widow of the late
Marlin SMITH, died at her home on Main street, Sunday
morning (26th), aged 55 years. She had been a faithful member of the Baptist church here for about 28 years.
Mrs. SMITH was known all over Ontario county as a great temperance worker. She had been president of the local WCTU, for six years. She is survived by a brother and two sisters. Funeral services were held in the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon.
Rev. M. W. COVELL officiated, assisted by Rev. G. A. BALDWIN and Rev. D. R.
WATSON, of Geneva. Interment was at South Farmington cemetery.
THE VICTOR HERALD
Friday November 20, 1903
Front Pg, col
by: Ron Hanley
Farmington Man Killed
Edward Ryan Crushed To Death By
Two Cars On Lehigh Valley
Edward Ryan, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Patrick Ryan, of Farmington, met with a
terrible death while in the performance of his duties as brakeman on the
Lehigh Valley railroad, at Rochester Junction, at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning.
Ryan was coupling cars, and in
some manner fell under the wheels. Two cars passed over
his body before he could be rescued from the track. Although every effort was made, even to the equipping of a
train to hurry the injured man to medical aid, he died just before the city was reached. A homeopathic hospital ambulance
had been summoned, but the body was removed to the morgue by Coroner
Kleindienst. Mr. Ryan had an exemplary
reputation in this section, and was highly esteemed
wherever known. His death caused universal sorrow here.
Mr. Ryan was about 25 years of
age. He leaves one brother, James Ryan,
of Victor, and four sisters, Mrs. E. J. Gouldrick,
also of Victor, Sadie and Anna, who are at home,
and Nellie, who is employed in the Bell Telephone
office in Rochester. Funeral at St. Patrick's Church tomorrow, Rev.
J. J. Donnelly officiating.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wed,
July 6, 1904 Pg 7, col 2
by: Ron Hanley
FARMINGTON June 21
PADGHAM - BRIGGS
About a hundred guests assembled at the spacious home of Hon.
and Mrs. E. G. Allen in the evening of June 15th, to witness the
marriage ceremony of their youngest daughter, Carrie
Briggs, to Gilbert Haynes Padgham, only
son of Mr. and Mrs. James Padgham. As the strains of Mendelsohn's wedding march were rendered on
violin by Jessie Youngs of Rochester, accompanied
by Mrs. George Allen, of Clyde, on the organ, the
wedding party marched down the stairway, which was elaborately trimmed with
white and green, to the south parlor, where the ceremony was performed under a
floral bell before a bank of ferns, by Rev. B. Witham,
of Macedon Center, using the ring service. The bride was becomingly attired in blue poplin, trimmed with
satin and lace, and carried white carnations. The maid of honor was Miss
May Gardner, daughter of Ex Supervisor E.
J. Gardner. The best man was Dr.
Elbert Padgham, of Geneva, cousin of the groom. The gift
from the groom to the bride was a brooch, a wreath of pearls
which she wore. After the wedding ceremony and
congratulations, Mrs. Higinbotham, a caterer from
Victor, served the delicacies of the season. Covers were laid for nearly
a hundred guests, the bride's table seating twelve. The color scheme
throughout the house was white and green.
The happy couple were the recipients of many useful and costly gifts,
among which may be mentioned a silver fruit dish from the Grange, in which
organization the bride has held the office of lecturer for the past two years,
and the groom the office of overseer for the same length of time.
Both young people are graduates of Macedon Academy, and highly respected. The groom has also been a
successful teacher for the
past two years. The guests from out of town were, Miss
Jessie Youngs, Mr. Irwin
Herendeen, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gillis, Rochester, Misses
Maude and Blanche Padgham, Geneva, Mr. and Mrs.
John Wilson, Leroy, Mr. Oscar Trumbull,
Palmyra, and several from Macedon Center, Macedon, Walworth, Lincoln and
Victor. The best wishes of all go with them for happiness and prosperity.
Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua,
NY Feb 27,
Marion MOORE, a well know resident of Farmington, died at at 6 o'clock
Monday morning, Feb. 18th, from heart disease, after an illness of two weeks,
aged 67 years. She was born in Scotland and came and came to the United
States when about seven years of age. She was a resident of Manchester for
35 years. She leaves one daughter and two sons; Mrs.
Marion MAGAR of Manchester; William DUNCAN
of Manchester; and Robert E. DUNCAN of Toronto,
Canada. The funeral was held form the Manchester M. E. Church at 2 o'clock
on Thursday afternoon, Rev. S. S. PRATT
THE VICTOR HERALD
Friday April 21, 1911
by: Ron Hanley
The remains of Frank Herendeen, a
former resident of Farmington, who died in Rochester on
Tuesday of last week (11th), were taken to Farmington for burial. Mr.
Herendeen was born in the town of Farmington 69 years ago, and
was the youngest son of Edward Herendeen, and a
grandson of Nathan Herendeen, one of the early
pioneers, who came from North Adams, Mass, in 1790. He is survived by his wife, Helen Power
Herendeen, three sons, Warren
of Canandaigua, and Elmer and Edward of
Rochester, and two daughters, Mrs. H. H. Chittenden and
Mrs. William Viegler of Rochester, two brothers, Nathaniel
C, Herendeen of Manchester, and Welcome Herendeen
of Livonia, Michigan, and two sisters, Mrs. Hilda
Sheldon of Farmington, and Mrs. Lydia Aldrich
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday
April 19, 1911 Pg 8,
The funeral of Frank Herendeen was
held Thursday at the Old Quaker Meeting House in South Farmington, and burial
followed in South Farmington Cemetery. Mr.
Herendeen was for many years a resident of Shortsville, and was
well known all through this section. He was born in Farmington 69 years ago,
being son of the late Edward Herendeen, and a
grandson of the late Nathan Herendeen, who was
one of the early pioneers, coming here from North Adams, Mass. in 1790.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Helen
Power Herendeen, three sons, Warren Herendeen, of
Canandaigua, Elmer and Edward Herendeen of
Rochester, two daughters, Mrs. H. H. Chittenden and Mrs.
William Zeigler, of Rochester, two brothers,
Nathaniel C. Herendeen, of Manchester, and Welcome
Herendeen, of Livonia, Michigan, also by two sisters, Mrs.
Hilda Sheldon, of Farmington, and Mrs. Lydia
Aldrich, of Canandaigua. Mr. Herendeen died in Rochester,
where he had been living for several years, on Tuesday.
He was a member of Palmyra Lodge, F. and A. M.
THE VICTOR HERALD Friday,
April 12, 1912
by: Ron Hanley
OBITUARY - Loomis
The death of Benjamin Henry Loomis, a
well known resident of this vicinity, occurred at 11
o'clock yesterday morning at his farm home, three miles east of this village,
in the town of Farmington, where he had resided for many years. Mr. Loomis had been in failing
health for the past few years,
suffering with Brights
disease, and at the last there was a complication with heart disease. Since
last fall his condition had been much worse, and for several weeks he had been
confined to his bed. He was sixty five years of
age, the eldest son of the late Hannah Ketchum and
George Loomis, and was born in Syracuse on January 2d, 1847. When only
three years of age, Mr. Loomis came to Farmington
with his parents, and he had since resided there continuously. He received
his early education in the Farmington schools, and later attended Canandaigua
Mr. Loomis was married, about
1868, to Miss Alma Jenks. Fourteen
years ago, he moved with his family to the Loomis
homestead farm, where he erected a fine country home. He had always been
engaged in agricultural pursuits and he was a very successful farmer. Mr. Loomis was quiet in tastes and
cared little for public
life, being content to spend
most of his time at his home. He was a
genial kind hearted man and had many friends throughout the
There survive the wife, two sons, George
and Charles Loomis, of Farmington, and five
daughters, Edith, who has been engaged in
business in Albany for the past few years and who returned home on account of
her father's failing condition, Mrs. Hannah Devine, who
resides at the family home, Mrs. Bernadine Alderman, of Macedon, Mrs.
Mildred Battin, of this town, and Leona Loomis,
residing at the home farm. There also survive one
sister and one brother, Mrs. Aurelia Morse,
of Farmington, and Leslie G. Loomis Sr., of this
village. The funeral will be held at the family home at 2 o'clock on Saturday
afternoon. Rev. Edwin P. Wood, of the local
Universalist church, will officiate and interment will be made in the South
Tuesday February 4, 1913
by: Ron Hanley
Farmington - Mrs. Mary Amanda Herendeen, a
former resident of this town, widow of Gideon
Herendeen, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Wade R. King of Manchester, early last Friday morning. The deceased was a daughter of German and
Chloe Ketchum, and was born December 13, 1846, in
this town. On October 31, 1865, she married Gideon
Herendeen. Not long after their marriage they moved to Michigan, where
they resided five years with this exception Mrs.
Herendeen had always lived in either Farmington or Manchester. The W. C. T. U. at Manchester will miss her, as she held a life
membership in that union. One daughter survives, Mrs. Wade R. King
of Manchester, and three brothers, Daniel
Ketchum of Canandaigua, William Ketchum of
East Rochester, Elmer Ketchum of Cattaraugus
county, two granddaughters, Marion and Harriet King
by: Cheri Branca
5 o'clock last week, Friday morning occurred the death of Mrs.
Mary Amanda Herendeen, relict of Gideon
Herendeen, at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Wade R. King, in Main street, Manchester.
Death followed an illness due to a complication of diseases, and her age was 66
years. Mrs. Herendeen was
born in the township of Farmington on December 13, 1846, and was a daughter of
the late Germond and Chloe Ketchum,
of that town. Upon attaining the age of 16 years, she located in Manchester and
with the exception of five years passed in the State of Michigan, she had since
made her home in Manchester village. She was united in marriage to
Mr. Herendeen, who was also a resident of
Farmington, on October 31, 1865. His demise occurred about four years ago.
Besides her daughter, Mrs. King,
she is survived by three brothers, Daniel
Ketchum of Canandaigua; Wilman
Ketchum of East Rochester; and Elmer
Ketchum of Ashville, N. Y.; also two
grandchildren, Misses Harriet and Marion
Manchester. ... The burial followed in the South Farmington chapel
THE VICTOR HERALD
Friday October 3, 1913
by: Ron Hanley
OBITUARY - George E. Lapham
George E. Lapham, a well known
resident of Farmington, died suddenly at the home of Arthur
M. Gatchel on Tuesday, September 30th, at the age of sixty four years.
He suffered with epileptic convulsions early Tuesday morning and died at about
He was the son of Elias and Dircie Lapham,
and was born in the town of Farmington. Early in life he
took up agricultural pursuits, which he followed until fifteen years ago when
he went to Rochester to reside. About a year ago he returned to Farmington and
had since made his home at the Gatchel homestead.
About thirty years ago he was united in marriage with Miss
Loomis of Victor who died several years ago. He leaves two daughters, Misses Mary and Ruth Lapham of
Rochester, and one son, Leslie Lapham of Tacoma,
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES
Wednesday October 8, 1913
DIED - LAPHAM
At Farmington, September 30, 1913, George E. Lapham,
aged 64 years.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday
October 8, 193 Pg 8, col 2
GEORGE E. LAPHAM
Manchester, October 2 - George
E. Lapham, a well known resident of Farmington, died suddenly at the
home of Arthur M. Gatchel, Tuesday, at the age
of 64 years. He suffered with epileptic convulsions early Tuesday morning,
and died at 11 o'clock.
Mr. Lapham was the son of Elias
and Dircie Lapham, and was born in the town of Farmington. Early in
life he took up agricultural pursuits, which he followed until fifteen years
ago when he went to Rochester to reside. About a year ago he returned to
Farmington, and had since made his home at the Gatchel
About thirty years ago he was united in marriage to Miss
Ida Loomis of Victor, who died several years ago. He leaves two
daughters, Misses Mary and Ruth Lapham, of
Rochester, and one son, Leslie Lapham, of
Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua,
NY Friday May 1,
1914 by: Dianne
HERENDEEN recently purchased the farm of the late Hiram
Underhill KNAPP, a former resident of this town, died at his home in
Clifton Springs on April 22. He was born in this town in 1853. He
had been a resident of Clifton Springs for several years. He married Miss
Carrie CRANDALL, of this town, who died several years ago.
Afterwards he was united in marriage to a lady from Victor, who survives
him. The funeral was held from his late home on Friday, conducted by Rev.
Edwin P. WOOD, pastor of the 1st Universalist church of Victor.
Burial was in North Farmington cemetery.
& Mrs. George GREEN of Macedon, called on friends in town on Friday.
Nellie KATKAMIER and son, Floyd, visited her
parents, Mr. & Mrs. Jacob DE RUE, near Palmyra
PADGHAM delivered the mail last week on route No. 4, for Will
STEVENSON of Macedon, who is ill of tonsillitis.
M. PARDEE of Rochester, John PARDEE of
Macedon and Harry MARCHANT of Fairport, visited
their father, George F. PARDEE,
& Mrs. Edward WIEGART visited his brother, Elbert
WIEGART at Honeoye Falls on Wednesday.
Mrs. Eleanor WHITE is spending a few weeks with her nephew, Lewis
MOORE at Palmyra.
R. BAKER left on Friday for Union Springs, on a business trip in the
interests of Oakwood seminary, of which he has been president for 13 years.
Mary KNOWLES went last week to Ganswood, where she will resume her
ministerial duties, after spending the winter with Mr.
& Mrs. Thomas BAKER.
Estella PADGHAM is caring for a lady 80 years of age, who is ill with
pneumonia, at Rose.
Seeley REED, who was taken to a Rochester hospital for treatment last
week, is reported as improving.
Jane EARLY, who has been seriously ill with pneumonia, is
improving. Her sister, Mrs. John REYNOLDS,
who has been with her daughter, Mrs. Albert MITCHELL,
at Palmyra, the past winter, is very low with the same disease.
Ruth WILKINSON took part in a musicale given by Mrs.
Alice FABER, of Rochester, last week.
EBERT, who was taken suddenly ill last Sunday with acute indigestion, is
& Mrs. John EBERT were called to Shortsville on Sunday, by the
serious illness of their brother, Lewis EBERT.
Amelia LAWRENCE and Mrs. John EBERT, visited at the home of Mr.
& Mrs. Leroy M. BAKER at Walworth last Wednesday. Mr.
BAKER is in poor health.
Frank S. ALLYN Jr., visited with friends in Rochester last week.
Edward FRENCH of Seneca Falls, visited recently at the home of her
cousin, Edmund REYNOLDS.
HAW, after a 28 day siege with mumps and relapse, is again calling on
neighbors, quite himself again.
Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua,
July 24, 1914 by: Dianne
& Mrs. J. L. RYAN and daughters Stella and Edna,
visited at the home of the Misses Kathryn and Anna RYAN,
the past week.
Anna BARBER is spending several weeks in Mt. Morris and Dansville.
Fred MURRAY and daughter, Marie, leave this
week for a two weeks visit in corning and Batavia.
CLOVER of Victor, visited her aunt, Mrs. Hicks
HARTLIP, on Monday.
Kate MORRIS of Canandaigua, who has been visiting relatives here for some
time, returned home on Monday.
& Mrs. E. S. MC CARTHY of Victor, were in town on Sunday.
Maria RYAN visited at the home of Miss Margaret
QUIGLEY in Canandaigua, last week.
OLNEY has been ill for several weeks and is not much
Hester WALLACE, a teacher at Youngstown, has arrived to spend the summer
with her parents, Mr. & Mrs. John WALLACE.
Loretta FINEAR of Rochester, spent Sunday with her parents, Mr.
& Mrs. Edward FINEAR.
Mabel GRANT of Rochester, visited at the home of Miss
Nellie MALTMAN on Sunday.
Harry O'NEILL of Victor, visited at the home of Joseph
MC NAMARA the first of the week.
Victor Herald, Victor, NY,
Friday, July 24, 1914
Margaret SCHROTH of Brownsville, who for months has been in
serious condition, and a patient in the Canandaigua Hospital of Physicians and
Surgeons, is failing.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday
August 14, 1914 Pg 5, col 5
by: Ron Hanley
DEATHS OF THE WEEK - COLLINS
The death of Mrs. Maria Hathaway Collins,
of Farmington, occurred on Tuesday night, after a lingering illness, aged 75
All her life she had lived in the same locality. She leaves one
daughter, Mrs. Eliza Loomis,
of Farmington, two sons, Perez Collins, of
Newark, and Guy N. Collins, Langham, N. D. Mrs. Collins was a member of the
Congregational church, of Canandaigua. The funeral
services will be held from the late home this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Herbert L.
Gaylord will officiate. Interment will be in South Farmington.
Victor Herald, Victor,
Friday August 21,
Lillian RYAN left last week for a 2 weeks stay with Miss
Mary PATTERSON, in Utica.
E. J. RYAN visited her sister, Mrs. William MC
MAHON, in Victor, last week.
death of James RYAN, a life long resident of this
place, occurred at the home of his son, William RYAN
in Geneseo, on Wednesday of last week (12th), about 75 years of age. His wife died
about 15 years ago. He leaves 3 sons, Thomas RYAN
of Canandaigua, and Michael & William RYAN of
Geneseo, and one daughter, Mrs. Kathryn DIETZ of
Geneseo, and several grandchildren. Mass was said in St. Patrick's church
in Victor, Rev. J. J. DONNELLY officiating.
(St. Patrick Cemetery)
Richard RILEY and daughter, Rose, who have
been visiting here, have gone to Canandaigua for a visit before returning to
their home in Rochester.
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