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HERENDEEN - The funeral of Miss Josephine M. Herendeen, was held from the home of her brother, Joseph M. B. Herendeen, north of the Quaker church in Farmington, Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Herbert Gaylord of Canandaigua officiating. Burial was made in Farmington Cemetery.
Miss Herendeen died, Sunday evening, at the home of her brother, aged 68 years. She was a lifelong resident of the town of Farmington and a descendant of the town's earliest settlers.
She is survived by three brothers, Rev. Hallet Herendeen of Geneva, Joseph M. B. and Richard W. Herendeen of Farmington; two sisters, Mrs. Edson McLouth and Miss Jane E. Herendeen of Farmington.
The Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday, March 27, 1936 by: Dianne Thomas
WEIGERT - Mrs. Sophie WEIGERT entered into rest at her home in Farmington, March 18, 1936, 13 days after her husband, Edward J. WEIGERT, passed away. She is survived by four sons, Herman, Carl, Arthur and Louis; two brothers, Fred and John MARTZ of Macedon; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas QUINN of Macedon and Mrs. Albert BURMASTER of Rochester. Services were held from the home, Saturday at 1:30 and from St. John's church at 2 o'clock. Rev. Martin MULLER officiated and interment was made in North Farmington Cemetery.
The Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday, December 18, 1936 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Helen BORNE has a position in the Edwards store, Rochester.
+ Mrs. John DE BROCK is visiting relatives in Rochester.
+ Mrs. Lois HARGRAVE of California is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John YOUNGS.
+ Charles FRENCH, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl FRENCH, is very ill in the Memorial hospital, Canandaigua.
+ Richard TUTTLE Sr., who has been very ill at his home at Tuttle's Corners, is much improved.
+ Marjorie SHELDON is taking a secretarial course in Rochester.
+ Dr. O. J. MASON and Walter GARDNER were guests at a dinner meeting of the Ontario County Medical Society held at the Wenna Kenna Tea Room, Canandaigua Lake, Thursday evening.
+ Mrs. William DEYS of Palmyra has been here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond DE MAY, for the past week.
+ Raymond DE MAY was removed to the Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, Saturday evening, for treatment of injuries he received on Wednesday while caring for a bull which attacked him. He is suffering from internal injuries.
+ Mrs. Harry REDINGTON has returned from New York where she represented the Friends church as the treasurer at the Yearly meeting over the weekend. Mrs. REDINGTON was recently appointed a member of the Permanent Board of the New York Yearly meeting of Friends for a term of five years.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Friday June 25, 1897 by: GSubyak@aol.com
Mrs. John BURNS (Bridget) died Wednesday morning at her home in Farmington after a lingering illness of heart disease. She leaves a husband and four sons (Garrett, Patrick, Edward & John).
Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday, January 14, 1938 by: Dianne Thomas
GARDNER - Mrs. Clara E. GARDNER, wife of Charles H. GARDNER, passed away Monday, January 10, 1938, at their home in Farmington. Besides the husband, she leaves a son, Charles R. GARDNER; a daughter, Mrs. Grace L. GREENE; five granddaughters; three grandsons, a great grand daughter and a great grandson. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Friends Church in Farmington, Thursday afternoon.
RANDALL - The funeral of Orrin James Randall who died Friday, at the age of 65 years, following an illness of a few weeks, was held from his late home, Monday afternoon, with the Rev. L. L. Swarthout, pastor of the Baptist church in Manchester, officiating. Burial was made in South Farmington. Mr. Randall leaves his wife, one son, Earl, and two daughters, Sybil G. and Dorothy S. Randall, also one brother, Harvey, all of Farmington.
The Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday, March 11, 1938 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert H. PADGHAM and Mr. and Mrs. Norman NORRIS were weekend guests of their nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. Ben VAN WIE, at Schenevus.
+ Florence GARDNER of Rochester, visited her father & mother, Supervisor and Mrs. Oscar B. GARDNER, over the weekend.
+ Mr. and Mrs. William DEYS of Palmyra, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond DE MAY, Sunday.
+ John ROBBINS, who has been confined to memorial hospital, has returned to his home and is able to be out again.
+ Mrs. C. B. BARDNER spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter STERNMAN at Chapin. Mrs. STERNMAN who has been very ill, is much improved.
Newspaper date Nov 29,1940 by: Ron Hanley
THE VICTOR HERALD
Friday February 14, 1941
Pg 5, col 4 by: Ron Hanley
Michael C. Crowley, of Brownsville, in the town of Farmington, died at the home of his son, Arthur, in Macedon, Saturday, February 8, 1941.
Mr. Crowley who was 85 years old in January, made a practice of walking from his home to Victor village once a week up to eight weeks ago, when he was stricken with paralysis and was taken to the home of his son. He sold farm implements for many years, and was well known throughout this area.
The surviving relatives are eight sons, Clement, Mt. Morris, Leo and John, Rochester, Charles, Lockport, Francis, Fairport, James, Victor, Arthur, Macedon, Albert, Shortsville, three daughters, Mrs. Earl Broderick, Victor, Mrs. Julia Tobin, East Bloomfield, Mrs. Daniel MacMillan, Huntington, two brothers, James and Dennis, Duluth, Minn, 40 grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. Mrs. Crowley died seven years ago, and a son, Howard was killed in a traffic accident six years ago. Funeral services took place at St. Patrick's church in Victor, Tuesday morning. Six sons were the bearers. Burial was made in St. Patrick's cemetery.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Dec 28, 1941 by: GSubyak@aol.com
REED - Suddenly, at
his home at Farmington, N. Y., William E. REED,
Friday, Dec. 26, 1941. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth;
four daughters, Mrs. Henry ROTHFUSS, Mrs. Harry
WEATHERLOW, both of Penfield; Mrs. Howard
SPANGANBERG; Mrs. J. B. ELLSWORTH, both of Palmyra; four sisters, Mrs.
Byron LAPHAM, Mrs. Martha HOAG, Mrs. Myrna KINGSLEY, of Macedon; Mrs.
Ruth OTTLEY of Stanley,
N. Y. and 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services from his late home at Farmington, Monday, Dec. 29, at 2:30 p.m. Interment in North Farmington Cemetery. Arrangements by Payne.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Mon Dec 20, 1943 by: GSubyak@aol.com
RODENBERGER - Entered into rest at his home in Macedon, N. Y., Sunday morning, Dec. 19, 1943, E. M. RODENBERGER, M. D., aged 83 years. He is survived by one daughter, Beth E. RODENBERGER. Funeral services from the home Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 3:00 p.m. Burial in Farmington Cemetery.
Victor Herald, Victor, NY, Friday, February 16, 1945 by: Dianne Thomas
OBITUARY - LOOMIS - A life that has encompassed much in a brief span of years, came to the close of its earthly chapter on February 9, 1945, when Robert True LOOMIS, died at Strong Memorial hospital in Rochester, where he had been a patient since January 29th, 1945, suffering from nephritis. Bob was born in Farmington, July 23, 1921, the younger of the two sons of Leslie O. LOOMIS Jr., and Fannie True LOOMIS. He was graduated from Victor High School in 1939 and at the time of his death, was a Senior at Colgate University, where he would have been graduated this coming June. At Colgate, he was a member of Sigma Ne fraternity, secretary of the Colgate Christian Association and a member of the Varsity soccer team.
Throughout his life, Bob entered enthusiastically into the interests of companions of approximately his own age, but was also equally companionable and helpful with older persons and those younger than himself. He loved humanity, regardless of age, race or creed and through his warm fellowship his own live and the lives of those about him were enriched. Barred by his physical condition from the fulfillment of his earnest desire to serve his country in the armed forces, he cheerfully and courageously carried on at college, and served through being a kind and helpful friend to the many Navy students enrolled there. It has been truthfully said of him " He left a trail of cheerfulness and happiness behind him." The value to others of the young man's presence in college almost to the end of his life, is expressed in a letter to Mr. and Mrs. LOOMIS, from W. Emerson RECK, teacher of Journalism at Colgate, who wrote: " I know that no words of mine cal alleviate your loss, but I do want you to know that Rob was to my mind, one of the finest boys we had. He was one of my students this semester and I found him earnest and conscientious even in the face of his physical sufferings. At Colgate, we shall remember him for his qualities of character, not the least of which was the ability to make life happier for others; even in his own darkest moments, he never seemed to loose that ability. "
Besides his parents, Bob is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Francis E. HENEHAN and Mary Lee LOOMIS, both of Victor; by a brother, Leslie G. LOOMIS III of Bryn Mawr, Pa., and his grandmother, Mrs. Leslie G. LOOMIS of Rochester. Funeral services were held at the family home, Ingleside, in Farmington, February 12, conducted by the Rev. Lee S. HILL, pastor of the Victor Presbyterian Church, of which, Bob was a member. A large delegation of Colgate college mates attended the services bringing beautiful floral tributes as a further expression of love for their associate and sympathy for his family. Interment will be in the Friends Cemetery, Farmington.
Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday, March 22, 1946 Pg 5 by: Dianne Thomas
OBITUARY - GOURLAY - Eli M. GOURLAY, a well known resident of Farmington, died on March 16, 1946, after a brief illness. He had been at his gasoline station at Dead Man's Curve, on Thursday, as usual, but suffered a stroke that evening and passed away on Saturday. He was in his 79th year.
Mr. GOURLAY came with his parents from Glens Falls to this area, when a boy and after living for brief periods in Fairport and East Bloomfield, they located in Farmington, which was his home during the greater part of his life. He was a carpenter, and for many years he was in charge of carpentry at the Victor insulator plant. for a number of hears he had conducted a filling station.
The surviving relatives are his wife, Minnie; a daughter, Mrs. Elmer VER PLANCK of Irondequoit; two sons, Stuart of Rochester and Norman GOURLAY of Farmington, and one brother, Mark GOURLAY, Farmington.
The Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday February 25, 1949 by: Dianne Thomas
Last Rites Today for Dr. O. J. MASON - Funeral services for Dr. Orville J. MASON, 87, Farmington, who died Wednesday morning in Canandaigua Health Home, will be held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. BRACE, this Friday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. Dr. H. L. GAYLORD will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Dr. MASON was a well known retired physician - and had been health officer for the town of Farmington for 45 years. He was born in Rodman, Jefferson county. He was graduated from Columbia Medical College, Washington, DC in 1899 and was licensed to practice in New York State in 1901. After practicing for six months in Canandaigua, he went to Farmington. After his graduation from medical school, Dr. MASON married Minnie BRACE of Canandaigua who died some years ago. Three years later, he married Emma GIDDINGS, who died in 1944. No near relatives survive.
The Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday October 21, 1949 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Miss Jean DAVIS accompanied by her aunt and cousin, Mrs. Anson TUTTLE and daughter, Norma, enjoyed a motor trip to Erie, Pa., where they were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. TUTTLE'S brother, Ermil KYTE and his daughter, Mrs. Carl NORDEBURG and family, the weekend of October 8.
+ J. R. DELANEY of Syracuse was a recent visitor at the home of his sister, Mrs. Henry DURKIN and Mr. DURKIN.
+ Sunday guests at a family gathering on Sunday, October 9, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert KREGER Sr., in honor of the latter's birthday on October 13, were Mr. and Mrs. Nelson ALLEN and children of this town, Mr. and Mrs. Henry FELCZAK, and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert KREGOR Jr., of Rochester, Mr. and Mrs. Francis GRATTAN of Scottsville and their families. Mr. and Mrs. GRATTAN showed off with parental pride their new baby girl, Linda Marie.
+ Mrs. Henry DURKIN received word of the death of her cousin, Mrs. Katherine LOWRY of Omaha, Nebraska, who passed away on September 22. Mrs. DURKIN spent a pleasant vacation with Mrs. LOWRY last summer.
+ Mr. and Mrs. William H. SMITH and daughter, Toni and son, Richard, of Prairie road, motored to "Big Flats" to visit Mrs. SMITH'S sister, Mrs. Ernest DICKINSON and Mr. DICKINSON and family, on Saturday, Oct 8.
+ Mr. and Mrs. John T. POWER Sr., Mr. and Mrs. John T. POWER Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond COLVER attended a hot dog roast at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Maynard DE MAY, recently.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Francis MC GARRY motored to Sanborn, Friday and enjoyed a pleasant day with Mr. and Mrs. Robert SCHIMSCHACK. Mr. MC GARY and Mr. SCHIMSCHACK were ship mates in the United States Navy while in service.
+ Dr. and Mrs. Myron D. LIPES of Watervilet, were weekend guests of Mrs. LIPE'S sister, Mrs. Norman NORRIS and Mr. NORRIS.
+ Mrs. Minnie MC CLOSKEY, county president of the WCTU, is recuperating satisfactorily from here recent operation. She is at the home of her sister, Mrs. Herbert CRIPPEN in Scottsville.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Norman NORRIS had as recent overnight guests, Mrs. NORRIS' niece and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey BROWN and two of the latter's friends, all of Troy.
+ Mrs. Charles R. GARDNER with her daughter, Mrs. Howard DE LANO, and her granddaughter, Diana Lee, were recent guests of their cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron CHRISTOPHER and children, Vivian and David, at their home in Seneca Falls.
+ Richard E. MOORE who had been visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred MOORE Sr., and family, has returned to his duties at the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinac at Brooklyn. His wife is remaining at the MOORE home for several days longer.
+ Mrs. Charles R. GARDNER and daughter, Mrs. Howard DE LANO and Diana Lee, visited Mrs. GARDNER'S father, Walter STEARNMAN, Saturday, who is at present staying with his other daughter, Mrs. Ralph HASTINGS in Geneva. Mr. STEARMAN'S health continues rather poor.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Fred POPENHUSEN called on Mr. and Mrs. Ralph COLE and Mrs. Sarah BETZ in Fairport, Sunday.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Roy WILSON of Rochester were Sunday guests of Mrs. WILSON'S parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert KREGER.
+ Mr. and Mrs. ELDRIDGE of Macedon were Sunday guests of their daughter, Mrs. Karl POPENHUSEN and Mr. POPENHUSEN and children, Glenn and Jean.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. GARDNER were pleasantly surprised Sunday by a visit from their cousins, Mr. and Mrs. John OFFICE and sister, Mrs. RIPPEY of Hall; also their cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Luther SMITH and daughter, Miss Hazel BIRD, of Hopewell.
THE VICTOR HERALD
Friday January 20, 1950
Pg 7, col 1 by: Ron Hanley
Farmington - Miss Shirley Broderick, secretary of the Welfare department at the Genesee hospital in Rochester, spent the week end at the home of her parents here.
THE VICTOR HERALD
Thursday July 24, 1952 col
by: Ron Hanley
FARMINGTON - Miss Broderick Honor Guest at Shower
Mrs. Cecil Kelly and daughter, Doreen, and Mrs. Ruby Crowley, Rochester, entertained Sunday afternoon at a personal shower on the lawn of the Kelly home in Macedon, in honor of Miss Shirley Broderick, whose marriage to Edward Erdle of Canandaigua will take place in September. Mrs. Kelly and Mrs. Crowley are aunts of Miss Broderick, who received many beautiful gifts. Twenty-five guests attended from East Rochester, Rochester, Churchville, Geneva, Victor, Canandaigua, Macedon and Farmington.
Victor Herald, Victor, NY March 7, 1956 by: Dianne Thomas
Thomas BRODERICK Well Known in Farmington Area
The death of Thomas BRODERICK at the age of 91, brought a sense of sorrow and regret to the hearts of the friends and neighbors with whom he had mingled for years in friendly association. Mr. BRODERICK was born in Farmington and had lived here all his life, except for a few recent years, when he went to Rochester to make his home with his son, Joseph BRODERICK. He attended District School No. 7. From the large class which Mr. BRODERICK attended, only two known school mates survive. They are James CURRAN, who is almost 90 years of aged and Sunderland P. GARDNER, both life long residents of Farmington. A few years ago, Mr. CURRAN moved to Egypt, NY, to make his permanent home with a niece and her family.
Sunderland P. GARDNER, who is in his 88th year, cherished fond memories of the boyhood days when he was a schoolmate of Mr. BRODERICK and of the beautiful years of friendship that followed. Mr. BRODERICK helped in the building of the Lehigh Valley railroad, in this part of New York state, and after its completion, he continued working for the company in various capacities. He worked long and faithfully in the employ of the Lehigh Valley Railroad and was section foreman at the time of his retirement. Mr. BRODERICK was a man of noble characteristics and was highly esteemed by young and old. His loyalty to friendships and his infinite kindness will always be remembered by all, especially in Farmington, where he spent almost all of his long life. By Theresa M. GARDNER.
Victor Herald, Victor, NY Wednesday May 2, 1956 by: Dianne Thomas
VAN LARE Rites Are Held - Farmington - John VAN LARE, aged 84, died at his home in Farmington, NY, Sunday, April 29. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Catherine; three daughters, Sarah of Rochester, Mabel and Gertrude Isaac VAN LARE of Rochester, several nieces and nephews. Funeral was held on May 2, from his late home with burial in Oakwood cemetery, Penfield.
Victor Herald, Victor, NY Wednesday July 18, 1956 by: Dianne Thomas
Mr. and Mrs. VAN CAESEELE Note 40th Anniversary - Farmington - Mr. and Mrs. August VAN CAESEELE celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary at a reception for relatives and close friends, Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. VAN CAESEELE were untied in marriage in Our Lady of Victory Church., Pleasant street. Rochester, on July 8, 1916. They are the parents of three children, Mrs. Eugene BRADY, Mrs. Richard KONDOLF of Rochester and Richard VAN CAESEELE of West Islip, Long Island, also five grandchildren.
Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday February 24, 1972 by: Dianne Thomas
Norman GOURLAY, 58, former resident of the town of Farmington, died Saturday in Newark after an illness of several years. He was the son of the late Eli and Minnie Sadler GOURLAY. He leaves a brother, Stuart of Southern Pines, NC, and a sister. Mrs. Elmer VER PLANK of Rochester. A funeral service will be at the convenience of the family, with burial at Brookside Cemetery, Shortsville. There was no prior calling hours.
Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday March 2, 1972
Farmington - Norman GOURLAY, a former Farmington resident, died on Saturday, February 19, in Newark. He had been ill for several years.
Geneva Times, Monday Aug 4, 1975 by: Dianne Thomas
SHORTSVILLE - Reginald REED & Suzanne L. REED - Reginald REED, 24 and his wife, Suzanne L., 21, both of Martin Rd., Town of Italy and formerly of Shortsville, died early Saturday morning in an automobile accident on the Italy Hill Turnpike, near Branchport. Friends may call at the Arthur Schaefer Funeral Home, Shortsville, today from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral services will be tomorrow at 2 pm form the funeral home with the Rev. Gordon PERSALL of Naples Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in South Farmington Cemetery.
The couple was married for seven months and had moved into the Italy Hill area a short time ago. Surviving Mr. REED are: his father, Bernard H. REED of Gerlach Rd., Shortsville; three brothers, Mert of Elmira, George and Timothy both of Shortsville; two sisters, Mary of Olean and Rosalie of New Jersey, and his grandmother, Mrs. Lena REED of Conesus.
Surviving his wife are: her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis MESSIER of Italy Valley; one brother, Francis MESSIER Jr. of Italy Valley; four sisters, Mrs. Larry (Diane) REED of Bergen; Edna Mae MESSIER of Canandaigua; and Debra and Melanie MESSIER of Italy Valley; her grandmother, Elizabeth BROWN of Lima, and several aunts and uncles.
SHORTSVILLE - Mrs. Vera A. Randall, 95, widow of Oren Randall, died yesterday at Hurlbutt Nursing Home, Rochester, where she has resided for the past five months. Mrs. Randall was a lifelong resident of the Shortsville - Farmington area and for the past several years she had resided with her daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Powers of Shortsville. In addition to her daughter, she is survived by a sister, Mrs. John Alma Robins of Shortsville, two grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Arthur R. Schaefer Funeral Home today, and where a service will be held tomorrow at 2 P.M. Burial in South Farmington Cemetery.
Finger Lakes Times Friday July 5, 1985 by: Karen A.
Farmington man please guilty to sex charges - Canandaigua - A Farmington man admitted Wednesday in Ontario County Court to having sexual relations with a teen aged girl placed under his foster care.
Stephen VAN DER SLUYS, 33, of 1333 Mertensia Road, pleaded guilty to 30 counts of 3rd degree rape and six counts of sodomy. Under state law a man over the age of 21 is guilty of third degree rape when he has sex with a female 16 years old or younger. VAN DER SLUYS is free on $2,500 bail.
A grand jury indictment charged that VAN DER SLUYS, had sexual relations with a 16 year old girl between October of 1984 and Feb of 1985. The girl, now 17, is pregnant. The girl's parents have filed a claim stating their intention to sue Ontario County Department of Social Services for damages.
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