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Geneva Gazette, Geneva, NY   July 7, 1813       By:   T. Culver      

At the late Circuit Court held in Canandaigua in June, at which  Judge Thompson presided, the following prisoners were tried and
received sentence, viz:
William Stevens and Jeffrey Clark (a black) for burglary and larceny,  State Prison for life.
David Suttan, forgery - State Prism 4 years.  He added "with use" to  a Note of hand, by which he gained 45 cents]
Peleg Strivens, perjury at the late Election - do. 4 years.
John Decker, man-slaughter [killing Capt. Thomas Barden, of Seneca, the 21st ult. with a blow of the fist] do. 4 years."

Republican Advocate  Batavia, Genesee Co., NY    November 8, 1822    By: Linda

From the Geneva Gazette, Oct. 30. (Wed)
Distressing Event.-We stop the press to announce, that on Sunday evening last, between 8 and 9 o'clock, as Capt. Asa R. Swift, of Palmyra, eldest son of the late Gen. John Swift, Mr. Asabel Van Duzer, of the same place, and Mr. Roswell Smith, of Sodus, were attempting to cross Sodus Bay, from the Point, the boat either sank or upset, and melancholy to relate, till three were drowned.   The bodies were not found yesterday morning when our informant left Sodus.

Rochester Observer, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY   Friday     February 22, 1828      by: Pat Mims

DIED:  In Geneva, on the 24 inst., Rev. Orrin CLARK, D. D.

Rochester Observer, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY   Friday     March 7, 1828      by: Pat Mims

MARRIED - In Geneva, on the 26th ult., by Rev. Abner MORSE, of Brutus, Mr. Wm. M'RAIN to Miss Nancy BUSENBARK.

Geneva Gazette, Geneva, NY                         Nov 4, 1829                 by: Nancy Tweedie


In Elmira, John L. Shocky to Betsey Laura, daughter of John Saunders.  

In Erin, John Tice to Mary, daughter of Jesse Shappee.  

In Bath, Josiah Young, of Penn Yan, to Julia Ann Mather.  

In Lodi, Nathan Hinckley, of Hector to Palina Miller; John Kirtland, of Hector to Betsey Hinckley;  Silas L. Johnson to Catharine Denwood.

In Utica, A. F. Ormsby, printer, to Margaret Hollenbeck.  

In Waterloo, Hiram M. Ewing to Nancy Smith.  

In Fayette, Solomon Miller, of Waterloo, to Evelina Bigelow.  

In Romulus, Luther Gifford to Jane Williams.  

In the town of Waterloo, Dyer Eusworth to Catharine Henyon.  

In La Fayette, Mr.______ Taule, age 77, to Miss Jane Weed, aged 63.

In Warwick, Orange County, Hammond Sly, of Southport, Tioga County, to Sally Ann, daughter of Jeffrey Wisner, Esq.

Daily Democrat  Rochester, Monroe Co., NY   Mon      July 13, 1835                 by: GSubyak@aol.com

MARRIED  -  At Geneva, on the 2d inst. by the Rev. Mr. SEABURY, the Rev. William F. WALKER, pastor of the Church of the Nativity, in New York, to Alida Rit__a BOGERT, daughter of Nicholas BOGART, Jr. deceased.

Daily Democrat  Rochester, Monroe Co., NY   Fri      Sept 11, 1835                 by: GSubyak@aol.com

In Geneva, on the 17th ult. Mr. M. M. WILLIAMS, one of the publishers of the Geneva COURIER, to Miss Caroline TIPPETS

Daily Democrat  Rochester, Monroe Co., NY   Sat     Sept 19, 1835                 by: GSubyak@aol.com

DIED -  In Geneva, on the 2d inst. Miss Mary Ann MABIE, aged 20.

Rochester Daily Democrat,  Rochester, Monroe, NY,     July 1, 1842              by: GSubyak@aol.com

DIED: In Geneva, on Sunday, the 19th ult., Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. R. TALLENT, in the 3d year of her age.

Daily Democrat,  Rochester, Monroe, NY    Mon       July 28, 1845            by: GSubyak@aol.com 

In Geneva, on the 9th inst., by the Rev. E. TOZER, Mr. William EASTON of Geneva, to Miss Delilah CLARK of Chemung county.


Daily Democrat,  Rochester, Monroe, NY     Wed      July 30, 1845  

MARRIAGE  -  In Geneva, on the 26th instant, by the Rev. Mr. PORTER, Calvin B. HUNN, Esq., formerly of this city, to Miss Julia PORTER, of Geneva.

Daily Democrat,  Rochester, Monroe, NY   Sat   Aug 2, 1845                       by: GSubyak@aol.com  

DEATHS:  In Geneva

On the 26th ult., Mr. John WOODS, aged _5 years.
On the 27th ult., Miss Mary ASK, in the 15th year of her age.
On the 25th ult., Mr. George MARSHALL, aged 26 years.

Near __elph, Canada West, on the 20th ult., Elizabeth, wife of John MITCHELL, aged 32 years, formerly of Geneva, N. Y.

Rochester Republican,  Rochester, Monroe, NY        Tue Dec. 29, 1846         by: GSubyak@aol.com   

Death -  In Geneva, on the 21st inst., Mrs. Margaret, wife of Freeman REDMAN, aged 23 years.

Rochester Daily Advertiser,    Rochester, Monroe, NY     Mon       Sept 6, 1847               by: GSubyak@aol.com 

MARRIAGES  -  In Geneva, on the 26th August, Mr. Henry BELL, to Miss Miranda KING, of Seneca.

DEATHS -   In Geneva, on Thursday morning, after an illness of a few weeks, Mr. Hugh McEWEN, in the 44th year of his age.

On the 1st inst, of congestive fever, D. Dudson BOOTH, aged five years and five months; son of A. R. BOOTH, of Poughkeepsie.

In Seneca, on the 6th(?) ult., Mr. Wm. LEASON, aged 67 years.

Rochester Daily Advertiser,  Rochester, Monroe, NY      Tues     Sept 7, 1847         by: GSubyak@aol.com 

Marriages:  In Geneva, on the 26th ult, Mr. Henry BELL, to Miss Miranda KING, of Seneca.

Deaths: In Geneva on Thursday morning, after an illness of a few weeks, Mr. Hugh McEWEN, in the 44th year of his age.

Rochester Republican,  Rochester, Monroe, N. Y.        Jan. 3, 1848                         by: GSubyak@aol.com 

In Geneva, on the 23d inst, Mr. James H. LAY, to Miss Catharine HARPS, of  Seneca Falls.

Rochester Republican,  Rochester, Monroe, N. Y.        Jan. 11, 1848                         by: GSubyak@aol.com 

In Geneva, on the 30th ult, James R. McNAUGHTON to Miss Rachel MORRISON.

Rochester Republican,  Rochester, Monroe, N. Y.        Feb. 1, 1848                         by: GSubyak@aol.com 

Deaths - In Geneva on the 17th inst, Mary Ann HAYWARD, aged 67 years.

Rochester Republican,  Rochester, Monroe, N. Y.        Feb. 1, 1848             by: GSubyak@aol.com 

Marriage  -  In Geneva, on the 1st inst. Mr. John H. DEY to Miss Emeline M. COWLES. On the 3d inst. Mr. Russell ROBBINS, and Miss Harriet MERRELL,  all of Geneva.


Rochester Republican,  Rochester, Monroe, N. Y.        Feb. 8, 1848     

Marriage  -  In Geneva, on the 1st inst, by the Rev. A. W. COWLES, Mr. John H. DEY to Miss Emeline M., daughter of A. COWLES.

Rochester Republican,  Rochester, Monroe, N. Y.        Feb. 22, 1848                         by: GSubyak@aol.com 

Marriages  -  In Geneva on the 10th inst, Mr. David H. FRAUTZ, to Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Wm. DOVE, all of Geneva.

In Geneva, on the 5th inst, Mr. George CLISE to Miss Sarah McDOWLE, both of  Phelps.

Rochester Republican,  Rochester, Monroe, N. Y.        Feb. 29, 1848                         by: GSubyak@aol.com 

Marriages  -  In Geneva, on the 23d inst, Mr. Alexander TURNBULL to Miss Elizabeth BURREL, both of Seneca.

Rochester Republican, Rochester, Monroe, NY             June 8, 1848           by: GSubyak@aol.com

In Geneva, May 30, Mr. Chester A. WARD, of Clyde to Miss Caroline D., daughter of Mr. Aaron YOUNG.

Rochester Republican,  Rochester, Monroe, NY                      June 15, 1848      by: GSubyak@aol.com

In Varrick, Seneca Co., June 1st, Mr. Electus B. POST, of Phelps, to Miss Julia Margaret, daughter of John HALL, late of Geneva.

Rochester Republican,  Rochester, Monroe, NY      July 13, 1848      by: GSubyak@aol.com 

Deaths:   In Geneva, on the 2d inst., Catherine R., wife of John R. JOHNSON, formerly of New York, aged 40 years.

In South Bristol, June 20th, Abigal C. CRANE, aged-8 years, daughter of Elam CRANE.

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, NY       Aug 24, 1848      by: GSubyak@aol.com  


In Geneva, on the 17th inst., Mr. Eli STRONG, in the 45th year of his age.     

On the 13th inst., Miss Hannah MORRISON, aged 18 years.

In Seneca, on the 16th inst., Mrs. Esther GATES, relict of the late Solomon GATES, aged 78 years.

In Canandaigua, on the 11th inst., of quick consumption, Keziah M., wife of Benjamin H. ACKLEY, aged 26 years

Rochester Republican, Rochester, NY   Oct 26, 1848           by: GSubyak@aol.com  

At Geneva, on the 18th inst., by Rev. Dr. ANGEL(?), Mr. Jno. H. PARSONS, of Toronto, C. W., to Miss Anna Maria HUTTON, daughter of Wm. GI__NG, of  Geneva.

Rochester Republican,  Rochester, Monroe, N. Y.       Jan. 4, 1849                         by: GSubyak@aol.com 

Marriage  -  In Geneva, on the 19th ult, George L. STEARNS of Geneva, to Miss Asenath B. GODDARD, of Phelps. 

Rochester Republican,  Rochester, Monroe, N. Y.       Jan. 11, 1849                         by: GSubyak@aol.com 

Marriage  -  In Geneva, on the 23d ult, John W. ECKLEE, M. D., of Seneca, to Miss Catharine S. MILLER.

Rochester Republican,  Rochester, Monroe, N. Y.   Sept  13, 1849                         by: GSubyak@aol.com 

MARRIED  -  In this city on the (unreadable) inst., by Rev. J. H.  McILVAINE,  Mr. Samuel PORTER, of Geneva, N. Y., to Miss Catharine HAYES, daughter  of Dr. John B.(?) McGREGOR, formerly of Newport, N.  H.

Ontario Republican Times, Canandaigua, NY     Wednesday    October 29,  1862       by:  Dianne Thomas

SERIOUS ACCIDENT - Mr. Henry V. BARDEN, a resident of this town, was employed on a threshing machine at Thomas ROBSON'S, on the 15th instant, and while arranging the band while the machine was in motion, his hand was caught and twisted around a coupling, breaking the bones, from the fingers to the elbow.  The operation was performed by Dr. SLOAN in a skillful manner and with entire success.  {Geneva Courier}

Ontario Republican Times, Canandaigua, NY     Wednesday    Feb 6, 1867       by:  Dianne Thomas

SUDDEN DEATH - The village of Geneva has sustained an irreparable loss by the sudden death of the wife of Hon. Samuel A. FOOT, of that place.  The Gazette give the particulars at her decease as follows:  

The sudden and unexpected death of this estimable lady, which occurred Wednesday evening last, has not only bereaved a large family circle, but has cast a gloom over our whole community.  Mr. and Mrs. FOOT were visiting at Mr. William N. CLARK'S  on Monday afternoon.  Suddenly, Mrs. FOOT rose from her seat and remarked that she felt sick; immediately her limbs relaxed and she would have fallen to the floor had not her husband caught her in his arms.  In reply to an inquiry as to the nature of her illness, sew as barely able to articulate the word "Paralysis."  It was the last word that ever passed her lips. Medical aid was promptly summoned and by the Physician's advice she was conveyed to her home the same evening.  At first only one side seemed to be affected; at midnight the paralysis seemed to have extended over the whole body.  she lingered in an unconscious state until half past 9 o'clock, Wednesday evening, when the vital spark fled and the tenement of clay was wafted to the throne of its Creator.  


COLORED SERVANTS - Mr. George W. FRENCH of Geneva, is a duly authorized agent of the Freedmen's Home Agency and in that capacity is preparing to introduce a supply of colored laborers and servants from Virginia and Maryland, for the accommodation of those who have found difficulty in obtaining white help. 

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY     Mon       Oct 7, 1872                    by: GSubyak@aol.com 
Rodney L. ADAMS, one of the oldest and best known journalists of western New York, died at Geneva on Saturday morning, at the age of 56. His  demise was sudden. He was taken sick but a week ago, the disease affected his  brain, and its course could not be checked.
Mr. ADAMS was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., January  27, 1816. Early in life he removed to Penn Yan, Yates county, New York, where he  attended school, served as an apprentice at the jewelers' trade and also taught  a country school for several terms. His newspaper career, which has been his  business these many years past commenced in the year 1840, where he entered the office of the Rochester Democrat, first occupying a position in the counting  room. With the Democrat he continued until 1845, when he removed to Penn Yan, purchased the office of the Yates county Whig - Now the Yates county Chronicle.  Here he resided more than six years when he sold his establishment to Messrs.  CLEAVELAND & LOOK, removed to Lyons, purchased the office of the Wayne  County Whig, the title of which paper he changed to the Lyons Republican, which he published with success for six years, when it was disposed of to it present proprietor. From Lyons, Mr. ADAMS removed to Syracuse, where he was managing editor of the Daily Journal for three years. He then purchased the office of the Fulton Patriot and Gazette, which he published for three years. In a pecuniary sense this was doubtless the most successful of his several investments. In September, 1865, he purchased the stationery and printers' furnishing business of E. B. CULVER of Syracuse, then in a dilapidated condition. In this he remained one year, expending large amounts in reviving and advertising the business, and establishing the foundation of the new flourishing firm of J.  & F. B. GARRETT. In September, 1865, Mr. ADAMS came to Geneva, associated with him his son, O. S. ADAMS, and purchased the office of the Geneva Courier,  which he continued to publish until a few weeks since, when he transferred its sole management to his youngest son, C. L. ADAMS, he himself accepted the position of editor and publisher of the Liberal Republican, a campaign paper of this city.
Deceased leaves a wife and two sons, Oliver S. and  Corwin L.; the former is at the head of the musical academy at Lyons and the  latter is as said in the Geneva Courier office. Mr. ADAMS was a brother-in-law  of J. B. and T. J. SOUTHWORTH and C. S. COLLINS.
Mr. ADAMS was a man of unblemished character, an  easy, effective writer and possessed of excellent business qualifications. The latter were  abundantly proved by his success in conducting newspaper establishments. His acquaintance in this part of the state was naturally  extensive and he was respected as generally as he was known by the  community.
The funeral takes place at Geneva at 9 o'clock  this forenoon and the remains will be interred at Oakwood cemetery, Syracuse, at  1 o'clock p.m. The members of the publishers' association will attend the  obsequies.

Our Geneva correspondent, to whom we are  indebted for part of the above facts, communicates the following estimates  of the character of deceased and tribute to his many virtues.  As an editor, Mr. ADAMS stood among the first in the ranks of journalism. An excellent scholar, a constant reader, and careful  observer; a concise and pointed writer, he ever wielded a vigorous pen in  defense of liberty, justice, humanity, and the ___ ever aiming to make that  paper with which he was connected, whether the city daily, or the country  weekly, the first of its class.
As a printer and publisher, Mr. ADAMS could endure nothing but the best, and his zeal in this particular, was, doubtless, his  greatest obstacle to the pecuniary success, which his several successors have  invariably attained.  To no one man does the country press of the State of New  York owe more, especially of Western New York, for its present eminence  and high social position, than to Rodney L. ADAMS.  For his effort in this  direction he will be sincerely mourned, and his memory kindly cherished by his  fellow-publishers. He, it was, who introduced and stimulated the use of the  power-press in the country printing office, until to-day there is scarcely an office, so small, that its paper is not printed by a power-press, while, in  the job department, his introduction of new and beautiful types, and  conveniences so soon as they appeared, has worked a complete revolution in this  important branch of the "art preservative." To-day, the country office which  fails to keep pace with the spirit of the age, may as well close its doors. By  this has the business not only been increased, but the country merchant has enjoyed equal advantage with his city rival in the important item of  advertising.
As a citizen Mr. ADAMS was among the most  esteemed, enterprising, - his motto, public improvement at any cost. He was ever  found an able and potential advocate of every project which had for its object  the promotion commercially, morally or socially of the people with whom his lot  was cast. Indeed, never have we heard more feeling expressions of regret than  has marked the mention of this sad event in our own streets to-day.
In no two things however, has Mr. ADAMS been more  generally misrepresented, (from ignorance_ than in his social qualities and in  his religious convictions. Few people ever became thoroughly acquainted  with him, and this grew out of physical difficulties, which were  self-evident but beyond his control.
During the past few years of his life his hearing was badly affected and his eye-sight very poor. No_ knew him but to respect his worth, and those who knew him best esteem him most. Mr. ADAMS  detested __, hypocrisy and deceit.   He was one of the most trusty and  simple-hearted believers in a supreme and only God, the creator of the universe,  a God of justice, love, charity and truth, we ever know. Everything which  was pure, lovely, true and beautiful in life he loved with all his heart.
To his family Mr. ADAMS was most strongly  attached. His wife and children he loved with a fondness __onting almost to  passion.  No labor too arduous, no task too great for him to perform which  promised an additional comfort or a moment's joy to any member of the family  circle. In turn he was most dearly loved as the husband, honored and revered as  a father.   In behalf of this afflicted household our sympathies are most keenly  enlisted.
As an employer it behooves us to speak. A business connection of six years enable the writer to testify to the kindness of heart,  the generosity and forbearance, and strictly honorable business character of the  deceased. In all these years we fail to remember an unkind or hasty word. We  mourn his death as that of a friend.
Though Mr. ADAMS has been gradually failing for  more than a year past, this sad result has been hastened by excessive  overwork and a multiplicity of business anxieties. His disease was nervous  prostration, combined with partial paralysis of the brain and lungs, and  congestion of the lungs. He came home from Rochester, sick, on Friday  evening of last week, took to his bed, and from that time failed rapidly,  lingering in an unconscious state for three days.

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, NY      Thursday      Oct 21, 1875           by: GSubyak@aol.com

DIED - JUDSON - In Geneva, N. Y., on the morning of the 19th of October, Mrs. A.  C. JUDSON, formerly of this city, daughter of the late Harry PRATT.   The remains will arrive in this city on the 11 a.m. train, Thursday,  October 21st. Funeral services at the chapel at Mt. Hope. (Rochester)

 THE GENEVA COURIER           Wednesday            December 10, 1879                         by: Ron Hanley  
Wedding at Victor    -        VAIL - BOUGHTON

Seldom has it been our pleasure to meet a more pleasant company than that assembled at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. Gallup, of Victor, N. Y., on Wednesday evening December 3d, to witness the marriage ceremony of their niece, Miss Libbie Boughton, to Mr. James G. Vail, of Geneva.  The bridal party entered the room to the music of the wedding march, and the words, "What God hath joined together, let no man put asunder," were soon spoken. After congratulations and an exceptionally social supper, the bridal party left on the evening train for Geneva.

 The presents were not only beautiful but substantial. One especially noticeable, a lovely cake basket bearing upon a  card the

hieroglyphics  O. M. and the names of eight well known young people of the place. It would not be possible however, to enumerate all the gifts. We think, however, they were a sincere evidence of the appreciation in which the bride is held by her friends in the community where she has lived.  We understand that they also found some beautiful gifts awaiting them on their arrival in Geneva. "Long live the happy pair."

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, N. Y.       Oct. 1, 1880                                         by: GSubyak@aol.com

Mr. E. M. EDWARDS, of Lindley, Steuben county, in getting off the Corning train at Geneva, Tuesday night, cut his head quite severely. Not waiting for the train to stop he attempted to jump off, slipped and fell.

Cards are out for the wedding of Miss Anna WILSON, of Geneva, and the Rev. E. J. BABCOCK, a graduate of Hobart college, now of New York, at St. Peters church, Geneva, on Thursday, October 7th at 11 o'clock a.m.

The funeral of Mrs. (Frances) Frank POST, of Flint Creek, daughter of S. T. CARLOUGH, of Hopeville, took place from the residence of her father on Tuesday afternoon. A large number of her friends were in attendance. Mrs. POST moved in a large circle of friends by all of whom she was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

Mike CONNOR, an employee at the New York central iron works, at Geneva, was severely burned on Tuesday. He was carrying a pail of vitriol which they use on castings when he slipped on a pile of loose iron which threw him down the vitriol burning his face and hands badly. Medical aid was at once summoned and with the exception of some bad scars he will be all right.

Three young ruffians, aged from fifteen to eighteen years, all wearing masks, entered by a window the residence of Mrs. DOUGLASS, on Jackson street, Geneva, last Saturday night. They went to her room, tried to overpower her and take the rings from her fingers, but she made a desperate struggle and succeeded in frightening them away. In the struggle one of the masks became disarranged and she thought she recognized the face behind it. On Tuesday she swore out a warrant for young boy named DUNN, who was tried and convicted and sent to the M. C. P. at Rochester. When behind the bars he will have more time to reflect on the life which he has begun.

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, N. Y.       Oct. 8, 1880                                         by: GSubyak@aol.com

Judge William H. SMITH will hold a special court at Geneva on Saturday, October 25th, for the purpose of naturalization.

Mrs. Helen S. EDDY, elocutionist, of Geneva, has been invited by Governor JEWELL, chairman of the Republican national committee, to speak in Connecticut and New Jersey mass meetings. Mrs. EDDY has not as yet determined to accept.

Colonel A. E. BAXTER and E. G. LAPHAM addressed a very enthusiastic Republican rally at Geneva, Thursday night. SUTTON'S brass band was in attendance and dispensed good music. This, the opening of the campaign at Geneva, has proved a great success, and it is only necessary now to keep the ball rolling.

As twenty head of cattle, the property of John LERY of Geneva, were being driven over the canal bridge at Pre- emption park, Geneva, two of the cattle had reached the other side and LERY had just stepped on the bridge, when the whole structure went down with a crash, carrying the eighteen cattle into the canal, and LERY barely escaping. All but one of the cattle escaped by 
swimming ashore; this one was entangled in the bridge and held under the water until drowned.

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, NY          Dec. 17, 1884                              by: GSubyak@aol.com

Inspector-general BRIGGS has condemned the armory of the Folger Corps, Geneva. An additional building will be erected or new quarters secured.
Dr. G. C. CURTIS, formerly pastor of the Presbyterian church, made a flying visit to Canandaigua last week and called on many friends. Dr. CURTIS is at present stopping in Rochester.

The Geneva Presbytery have refused to dissolve the pastoral relations of Rev. C. C. THORNE of Shortsville, but recommend a year's vacation. Mr. THORNE will probably go to Florida in hopes of recuperating his own and his daughter's health.

Ontario Messenger, Canandaigua, NY    Thursday   May 14, 1885                  by: Dianne Thomas   

A provision in the will of the late James M. SOVERHILL, of Geneva, directs the payment of $600 to the Church Home and of $1,000 to the M. E. church. 

Ontario Messenger, Canandaigua, NY        Aug 20, 1885     Pg. 3              by: Dianne Thomas   

+ A few evenings since, a burglar attempted to enter the house of Thomas HENSON in Geneva, but was met by Mr. HENSON and his son, Tom, and driven away.

+ Messers. W. CRAWFORD and Harry LOOMIS of Geneva, rowed a heavy boat from the outlet of Seneca Lake to the dock at Courney's mill, a distance of at least two miles, in twenty minutes.

+ Dr. PICOT is the proud owner of the finest private gardens in Geneva.  He has over 240 rose bushes containing nearly a hundred varieties. 

Shortsville Enterprise, Shortsville, NY      Sat   Nov 30, 1889      Pg 3                   by:  Dianne Thomas

The daily press has given us the details concerning the shooting on Friday last, of Stephen L. PETTUS, secretary and treasurer of the Brooklyn elevated railroad and one of the trustees of the Brooklyn bridge, near the Fulton ferry, New York, by a woman named Mrs. Hannah SOUTHWORTH, who claimed that PETTUS had betrayed her.  The woman was well known in Geneva where she was formerly a resident, being the wife of the son of a banker in that village.

Union & Advertiser    Rochester, Monroe, NY     Thurs Sept 25, 1890          by: GSubyak@aol.com

The Democrats of Geneva are generally pleased with the nomination of D. U. PAGE of Hornellsville for Senator of this district, and he will undoubtedly pole a large vote in Geneva.

Appreciative citizens of Geneva have presented Mrs. C. P. LELAND, teacher in the primary department of the Geneva Union and Classical School, a handsome easy chair.

The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth W., wife of W. D. CHASE, Esq., secretary of the Manufacturers' Accident Insurance Company, took place from the family residence on South Main street yesterday afternoon.   Interment was at Glenwood, Mrs. CHASE was born in Lawrence, Mass., and was 31 years of age at the time of her death. She had been an invalid and confined to the house for nearly two years. Mrs. CHASE leaves besides her husband three children, two girls and a boy, to mourn the loss of a loving wife and parent.

The death of Mrs. Frances GERUE, grandmother of Joseph GERUE, occurred at his residence. She was a French-Canadian, and was aged 86 years. She was very active for her years.
Abutments eighteen feet high are being built in the rear of the TIRREY farm for a bridge for the Buffalo & Geneva railroad.

The inspectors' of the seventh district will meet at the grocery store of M. PEMBROKE this evening at 8 o'clock for organization.

Union & Advertiser, Rochester, NY           Mon          May 25, 1891         by: GSubyak@aol.com

Thomas J. STRATTON, aged 75 years, died at the family residence on Hamilton place Saturday evening. Mr. STRATTON was the originator of that now indispensable commodity - the yeast cakes. In 1860 he established a yeast cake factory in Geneva. This burning down he removed to Waterloo and established the Twin Brothers yeast cake factory.  Mr. STRATTON was highly respected citizen and greatly liked by all who knew him. He leaves a wife, one son, Warren A., and Mrs. James JOYCE of California. The remains were taken to Geneva to-day for interment.

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, N. Y.    July 8, 1892                                 by: GSubyak@aol.com

Miss Florence J. PARKER, preceptress of the high school, Geneva, has gone to Chautauqua to remain six weeks.

Professor J. H. STOUT of Geneva, who has been offered the position of assistant superintendent of public schools in Cleveland.

The firm of J. W. SMITH & Co., Geneva, has re-organized as a stock company with the following members: President, S. E. SMITH; secretary and treasurer, William WHITWELL; directors, Levi CANFIELD, Edward SPENDLOVE, and Joseph 
WAGNER; also Charles V. WOOLEY, Thomas E. RIPPEY and Henry C. MANLEY
as stockholders. The firm name will be the J. W. SMITH Company.

The several churches of Geneva will be well represented at the convention of Christian Endeavor societies being held in New York. The delegates from the North church are the Rev. Dr. REMICK, J. F. QUAY, W. E. JOHNSON, Miss Carrie 
HARMON, Miss Elizabeth MALETTE and Miss Mary HARMON;
from the First church Rev. Mr. WELLER and wife, Miss Minnie L. JONES, C. B. QUILE; from the Baptist church Miss Bertha M. BARNUM.

Union & Advertiser      Rochester, Monroe, N.Y.         July 14, 1892                     by: GSubyak@aol.com

GENEVA, July 14 - The campaign was formally opened here last night by an enthusiastic Democratic rally in Lincoln Opera House. The Hon. F. O. MASON was called to the chair, and in a short speech pointed out the great  necessity of Tariff Reform as laid down by the Democratic platform. After listening to several other speeches and appointing a committee to effect a permanent organization, the meeting adjourned subject to the call of the chair.

Union & Advertiser, Rochester, NY   Wed           Aug 10, 1892                 by: GSubyak@aol.com

+  GENEVA, Nov. 15 - Mrs. C. RUSSELL has returned to her home in Geneva, after an absence of several months at Saratoga. 
Mr. and Mrs. D. MORRIS have removed to their new home in Atlanta, Ga.

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, NY    Sat    Oct 22, 1892      by: GSubyak@aol.com  

Miss Kittie SOUTHWORTH, daughter of S. SOUTHWORTH, banker, Geneva, died at her parents' home Thursday night after several weeks' illness of typhoid fever. Her age was about 30 years.

Union & Advertiser, Rochester, NY  Saturday        Nov 26, 1892          by: GSubyak@aol.com    

GENEVA, Nov. 26 - The former Reformed Dutch Church edifice, corner South Main and William streets, has been purchased by St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and is being prepared for religious services under direction of Revs. McDONALD and PAYNE.
Miss Anna Fitzhugh MILLER, granddaughter of the late Gerritt SMITH, has been appointed chairman of committees under Mrs. Charles WADSWORTH, who is a member of the board of women managers of the exhibit of this State at the World's
Columbian Exposition.
Rev. Lymon King REDINGTON commemorated his 90th birthday on the 15th inst.

Democrat & Chronicle,   Rochester, Monroe, N. Y.            Feb. 16, 1893                       by: GSubyak@aol.com

Miss Mae Elizabeth PARSONS was married to S. Henry LOOMIS, at the residence of her parents, No. 26 William street, Geneva, last evening.

Democrat & Chronicle,   Rochester, Monroe, NY       Fri       Oct 6, 1893            by: GSubyak@aol.com

Brilliant Wedding at Geneva - News of the Towns


One of the prettiest weddings held in Geneva in a long time occurred at St. Peter's Church Wednesday (Oct 4) evening at 5 o'clock. The contracting parties were the Rev. Dwight GALLOUPE, of Angelica, recently graduated from the DeLancey Divinity school in Geneva, and Miss Mary Cornelia DeMILLE of Geneva, oldest daughter of the late Rev. John Henry Hobart DeMILLE. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. RANKINE, rector of St. Peter's, assisted by Rev. Dr. HAYES of Phelps. Arthur E. ROWLEY, of Norwalk, O., cousin of the groom, acted as best man; Miss Daisy DeMILLE, sister of the bride, was maid of honor, and Miss Mary E. LEWIS, of Fort Erie, Ont., cousin of the groom, Miss ROWLEY of Norwalk, O., also cousin of the groom, and Miss Anna DeMILLE, another sister of the bride, were bride's maids. The bride wore white corded silk, en train with veil and
carried white roses. The maid of honor wore pale pink silk, Miss LEWIS wore yellow silk, Miss HOWLEY wore deep pink silk and Miss Anna DeMILLE wore nile green silk trimmed with lace. The ceremony was performed under an arch of flowers,
Mr. Frank DeMILLE, her brother, giving the bride away. The ushers were Messrs, H. B. GRAVES, J. G. STACEY, Jr., O. J. HAMLIN and Mr. ROWLEY. After the ceremony a reception was given by the bride's mother to the relatives and immediate friends.

Ontario Repository-Messenger, Canandaigua, NY      Thursday   Feb 8, 1894           by: Dianne Thomas 

+ Mr. & Mrs. E. W. HERENDEEN leave this week for Europe.  Mrs. Carrie WHEELER and Miss Effie ALLEMAN left Monday for Florida. 

+ William LA FONTAINE, who was so seriously injured by falling through a skylight at the Patent Cereals Works the other day, is still alive, and his friends begin to look for his ultimate recovery. 

+ M. C. HAIGHT'S fine road horse dropped dead while being driven on Exchange St., Thursday afternoon, presumably from heart disease.  The animal had a record of 2:40 and was valued highly by its owner. 

+ On the Streets of Geneva was the subject of an entertaining discourse by Dr. REMICK at the North Church, Sunday evening.

+ James S. SCOON has accepted a position in a hardware store in Ithaca.

+ The Village Trustees have offered a reward of $500 for the apprehension and conviction of the person or persons who attempted to burn the BARTH property a few days ago.

Ontario Repository Messenger, Canandaigua, NY  Thursday, March 22, 1894        by:   Dianne Thomas


POYNEER - At Geneva, March 19th, William POYNEER, aged 66 years

MIDDLETON - At Geneva, March 17th, Alice MIDDLETON, aged 46 years

SCOTT - At Geneva, March 16th, Gad SCOTT, a well known and esteemed citizen, aged 87 years, 9 months, 16 days

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY    Tuesday   June 12, 1894      by: GSubyak@aol.com

Samuel BRANDT died yesterday morning at his home, No. _ North Goodman street (Rochester), aged 84 years. The remains will be taken to Canandaigua for  interment.  

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY    Wednesday   June 13, 1894      by: GSubyak@aol.com

Frederick V. TAYLOR
, of this city, and Miss Susan B. HAYWARD, of  Geneva, were married at St. Peter's Church, Geneva, last evening by the Rev.  James R. RANKIN, D. D. The maid of honor was Miss Louise BROWN, of Geneva, W. R.  MAURER,
of this city, was groomsman. The ushers were: Loraine HAYWARD, of this  city; Lemuel B. KING, Charles SMITH and Clinton S. DIXON, of Geneva. The couple  left for the West at 10:10 o'clock and after their return will reside in Rochester.  

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, NY          Fri    Mar 22, 1895           by: GSubyak@aol.com

HEMIUP - At Geneva, N. Y., Wednesday, March 20, 1895, Morris W. HEMIUP, in the 80th year of his age. Funeral Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, from the Universalist Church at Geneva.

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, NY       Tues   Mar 26, 1895           by: GSubyak@aol.com

HEMIUP - At Geneva, N. Y., Sunday, March 24, 1895, Charles L. HEMIUP, aged 73 years. Funeral from the Universalist Church at Geneva Wednesday at 3 o'clock P. M.

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, NY      Friday      July 19, 1895           by: GSubyak@aol.com

George ARCHER, the 14-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Fred ARCHER,  of Geneva, died yesterday morning.
The liquor dealers of Lyons defeated the liquor dealers of Geneva at a game of base ball at Geneva yesterday. Score 9 to 8 in favor of Lyons.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monroe Co., NY  Tuesday,  Oct 8, 1895  pg 4   by:   Dianne Thomas

WAS BURNED TO DEATH - The Terrible Fate of a Little Geneva Boy - A BONFIRE ACCIDENT

Death of the son of John ROLAND From Burns Received While at Play - Skin Peeled Off and Flesh Burned to the Bone - Ontario

Last Saturday afternoon, Patrick, the 7 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John ROLAND of Geneva, met with a most horrible accident, which afterwards proved fatal.  The little fellow was around a bonfire with some other children.  While running around the fire, in some way the little fellow's clothing took fire and the terrified child ran screaming to his mother, but before Mrs. ROLAND was able to remove his clothing, his body was terribly burned.  In removing the clothing the skin on the back peeled off with them, so that scarcely any skin remained on the back.  His fingers were burned to the bone.  Dr. McCARTHY was summoned, who did all in his power to ease the child.  The little sufferer died early Sunday morning in terrible agony. 

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monroe Co., NY  Tuesday,  Oct 8, 1895  pg 4   by:   Dianne Thomas

Fred S. CLARKSON yesterday left the Ontario county jail and went to his family in Geneva, after a sojourn of 42 days with Sheriff OSBORNE. He was discharged by Judge METCALF in the special term of the county court and court of summons yesterday evening.  His case is one of particular interest. Five years ago CLARKSON lived with his wife in Geneva.  He was a contractor and from all appearances the man and wife lived happily together.  But things were not as they appeared to be from the outside, and the cause was alleged by CLARKSON to be the infidelity of his wife. The difference between them broadened and the result was that in November 1891 CLARKSON was the plaintiff in an action against one Charles S. COLLINGTON, of Geneva, for alienating the affections of Mrs. CLARKSON.  For this alleged misconduct, asked for $10,000 damages from COLLINGTON. When the case was given to the jury, that body was not long in rendering a verdict in favor of the defendant.  The verdict had hardly been pronounced before CLARKSON disappeared.  Some time after his wife learned of his whereabouts in the far west through papers in an action for divorce, which were served upon her.  CLARKSON through the process of law, secured? the divorce.  That was the last heard of him until about five weeks ago, when he arrived from a train in Geneva with a pretty woman and two (something) children.  They were his new wife and family.  CLARKSON had hardly been in town before the other served a body execution upon him. CLARKSON had forgot to pay the costs of the trial of that case he had instituted four years before, against CODDINGTON.  The fees amounted to $99 and with the interest due the whole costs then amounted to $128. Upon his failure to satisfy the execution, he was taken to jail, and had been in that institution forty two days, up to yesterday.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monroe Co., NY  Thurs,  Oct 24, 1895  pg 4   by:   Dianne Thomas




Saw the Boy take Deliberate Aim and Shoot at Him


Fireman Frank L. BUNNELL of Corning, Shot Down by Martin REDDY as the Train Was Pulling Out of Geneva - Ontario Co. News


A serious shooting affair occurred in Geneva yesterday afternoon about 2:10 o'clock.  Freight train number 48 on the Fall Brook railroad left the Geneva stating for Corning about 2 o'clock. Engineer E. BEALES and Fireman Frank L. BUNNELL were on the engine. As the train neared King's Boat House, Fireman BUNNELL observed 2 boys, one of whom had a double barreled shotgun.  When the engine got opposite them, the boy who had the gun and who afterwards was proved to be Martin REDDY, of Geneva, raised the gun to his shoulder and deliberately aimed it at BUNNELL.  

BUNNELL did not think the boy was going to shoot him and so did not get out of the way. He was standing in the gangway between the engine and the tender.  Young REDDY pulled the trigger and the greater part of the charge lodged in the person of BUNNELL.  He fell in the coal heap and was apparently mortally wounded.  Engineer BEALE immediately stopped the train and detached the engine and conveyed the injured man to the Geneva station.  He was taken to Dr. McCARTHY's office and upon examination it was found that his right eye had received some of the shot and was entirely destroyed.  It was found that the shot had also passed through his left hand and several had passed through his upper lip.   A brakeman was standing near by also received several shot in the shoulder.  After BUNNELL'S wounds had been dressed, a warrant for assault in the first degree was sworn out against REDDY, who after he saw what he had done,  ran home as fast as he could and locked himself in the house.  Chief KANE and Officer KINNEY went to the house and tried to get in and upon finding all the doors locked, KANE went around to the back door and broke in. REDDY ran out the front door and after giving the officers a brisk chase he was finally captured near the wagon works.  When seen by a Democrat and Chronicle correspondent, REDDY claimed he did not know the gun was loaded.  When arraigned before Police Justice SMELSER, REDDY pleaded not guilty and the examination was set down for 10 o'clock this morning.  BUNNELL is a married man and resides in Corning.


Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monroe Co., NY  Wed, Oct 30, 1895  pg 4   by:   Dianne Thomas


Eleven Indictments Presented at Canandaigua Yesterday


There Were Six Sealed and Five Open Indictments - The Case of Martin REDDY, who shot Fireman BUNNELL and Others - Ontario

The Grand Jury arose at Canandaigua yesterday about noon, presenting eleven indictments, six sealed and five open.  The prisoners on the open indictments were arraigned at 2 o'clock and pleaded as follows: William COURTWRIGHT, assault, second degree, committed at Geneva, September 23, upon the person of John HOWARD, striking him with a beer glass and cutting him with a razor; pleaded not guilty; bail fixed at $800.

Martin REDDY of Geneva, assault second degree, shooting Fall Brook Fireman Frank L. BUNNELL October 23rd, pleaded not guilt; bail fixed at $500.  It was expected by some that the jury would return a verdict of assault in the first degree, but in order to have done this it would have been necessary to have proven that there was an attempt to kill.  No such evidence was introduced, and the indictment for assault in the second degree was accordingly rendered.  Dr. McCARTHY who had been attending BUNNELL, thinks it will be impossible to save the patient's eye, which received the shot.  

Other indictments found were Daniel PULVER, grand larceny, committed at Manchester, July 17th, stealing $46.25 from a fellow lodger, named R. F. BANTELMAN, pleaded not guilty.

Frank McQUILLAN and Frank JAMES, burglary and larceny, two indictments, crime committed at Manchester August 4th for breaking into James JONE'S home and William GILLIGAN's  barber shop, stealing small articles from each place, pleaded not guilty; bail fixed at $300 for each indictment. 

The following persons who were locked up in the county jail to await the action of the grand jury, were not indicted and were discharged from custody; John CUNNINGHAM and Martin WALSH were charged with burglary; Cornelius SUTHERLAND held upon a charge of assault committed  at Fishers; Charles J. CRAMER held to answer to a charge of perjury, alleged to have been committed at Victor; Dean PRIEST, held to answer charges of assault.  Judge RAMSEY also closed up the circuit court yesterday, as there was nothing ready for trial.  

The case of Ira B. HUMPHREY and others against Edward O. SMITH was tried yesterday morning. At the conclusion of the plaintiff's evidence, the court directed a verdict for the defendant.  J. H. METCALF was attorney for the plaintiffs and H. M. FIELD for the defendants. 

In the case of Bert H. CLARK against Henry M. FIELD, an executor, etc, the jury rendered a verdict for the plaintiff in the sum of $350.22.  A verdict of $59,19 was rendered the plaintiff in the case of William F. DELEMARTER against Clarence W. DEAN.  

In the case of John HOWARD against George WEIDNER, a judgment for $185.50 was rendered the plaintiff by default.  

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, NY   Wed,  Oct 30, 1895                 by:  Dianne Thomas

In the Ontario County surrogate's  court , Monday, letters of administration were issued to Nelson C. and William A. SMITH on the $5000 estate of Edwin SMITH, late of Geneva.  

Letters of administration were also granted to Bridget O'SULLIVAN, of Phelps on the $400 estate of John O'SULLIVAN, late of Chicago. 

The will of the late Marinus DeSMIT of West Bloomfield, was admitted to probate.  Letters testamentary were issued to Myron H. SHEPHERD. The estate is valued at $1,000.  

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monroe Co., NY  Monday,  Dec 23, 1895  pg  4                           by:   Dianne Thomas

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, NY      Wed      Jan 1, 1896           by: GSubyak@aol.com

A Brilliant Ceremony During the Closing Hours in 1895     Geneva Social  Event

The Nuptials of Miss Susan Worth Folger, Daughter of the Late Judge Folger and Maurice A. Oudin of New York - Ontario Co.
Yesterday afternoon at Geneva took place the marriage of  Miss Susan WORTH FOLGER, of that place, and Maurice A. OUDIN, of New York city.  The marriage was solemnized at Trinity Church, at 5:30 o'clock, by Rev. Dr. H.  W. NELSON, rector of Trinity Church, assisted by Bishop WELLS. At 5:30 the  bridal party entered the church, the bride leaning on the arm of Samuel Hopkins  VER PLANK, who gave her away. She was followed by her six maids. Then came the  groom, accompanied by the best man, Joseph OUDIN, of New York city, brother of  the groom. The bride was beautifully attired in a gown of white satin, trimmed 
with rose point lace. She wore a long veil, which covered the whole of her dress  and which was fastened on her head with a wreath of orange blossoms, while in  her hand she carried a beautiful bouquet of bride roses and  lilies-of-the-valley, tied with a white satin ribbon. The bridesmaids were Miss  Mirabel FOLGER, Miss VER PLANK and Miss WEBSTER, of Geneva, Miss HOFFMAN and  Miss WHITEHEAD of New York and Miss FRANCHOT of Schenectady. The ushers were J.  T. KILBRETH, Townsend McKEEVER, Charles N. BLACK and Frank BLACKWELL of New  York, and Mr. KIRKLAND of Chicago. The church was decorated with evergreens and  holly. Over the alter was suspended a handsome bell made of holly, with a tongue  of beautiful red roses. Mrs. O. J. C. ROSE presided at the organ and played Lohrengrin's wedding march as the wedding party entered the church, and as they  were leaving the church she played the Mendelssohn march. After the ceremony the  guests numbering 150, retired to the home of S. H. VER PLANK, where a reception  was given and an elaborate wedding feast served. The residence of Mr. VER PLANK  was elegantly decorated with palms, evergreens, red roses and red carnations,  while the walls were hung with smilax. The bride, Miss Susan Worth FOLGER, is a  daughter of the late Judge Charles J. FOLGER, who was chief justice of the court  of appeals of this state, also secretary of the treasury under President ARTHUR.  The groom, Maurice Angus OUDIN is a son of the late Professor OUDIN, and nephew  of General Felix AGNES of Baltimore. His stepfather, Judge James B. KILBRETH, is  collector of the port of New York. Among the out-of-town guests were Judge and  Mrs. James B. KILBRETH, Miss VAN WYCK, Miss POLHEMUS, Mr. and Mrs. W. Gordon VER PLANCK, Mr. and Mrs. Lucien OUDIN of New York; General and Mrs. Felix AGNUS and  Miss AGNUS of Baltimore; Ex-Postmaster-General BISSELL and Mrs. BISSELL, of  Buffalo; Rev. and Mrs. Richard HARLAN, William ASHLEY, J. P. BOWMAN, Sherlock  ANDREWS, and Herbert WILMERDING of Rochester; Mrs. John Keyes PAIGE, E. A.  CAROLAN and W. L. R. EMMET of Schenectady.

Union Springs Advertiser, Rochester, NY   Thurs, Jan 9, 1896                                             by:   Dianne Thomas

Martin REDDY, the young man who shot the fireman of a Fall Brook train at Geneva recently, has been sent to the Reformatory at Elmira.

Geneva Daily Times           Thursday                October 1, 1896                   by:   Dianne Thomas


" I'VE TAKEN YOUR BRIDE"       With These Words, a Widower Gree's His son.


"Henry, I have taken your bride  - You don't care, do you? " - with these words Arnold RECKLINGHAUSEN greeted his son, when the latter returned home Monday night, after a month's absence.  

The story runs as follows: Some years ago, Henry RECKLINGHAUSEN was married.  After a brief period of married bliss, the couple separated.  Since then, Henry has been living with his father, on William street.  After leaving his better half, Henry, became infatuated with a comely young German woman named Johanna BLECK.  As it was generally understood that he was to marry her as soon as he was able to obtain a divorce from his wife, for which purpose, he left home shortly after the death of his mother, some six weeks ago.

With the son away, RECKLINGHAUSEN Sr., sought solace in his bereavement, from Johanna.  Receiving her full sympathy, the widower, quickly forgot his grief.  Just how subsequent events were arranged by the man has not been made public, but enough is know to show that for a time, at least, Johanna transferred her affections from son to father.  The transfer was so complete that she agreed to marry the latter, and Monday night was fixed upon for the wedding which would make her (the) former lover's stepmother.  

That the ceremony did not take place was neither the fault of the bride - elect, nor the older RECKLINGHAUSEN. It was due entirely to Henry, who very inconsiderately returned unannounced to Geneva, a few minutes before the hour set for the wedding.  

When nearing the parental home, the young man was surprised to see the house brilliantly illuminated and to hear sounds of joyous laughter from the inside.  Upon entering the house the sight which met Henry's eyes, knocked him speechless.  

There were scores of friends about, Rev. M. BURKHARDT of the German church,  the older RECKLINGHAUSEN dressed in his best and by his side was - could the young man believe his own eyes - yet there was, his promised future wife attired in bridal robes.  Before Henry could find his voice, the father spoke the words at the beginning of this article.  

Henry didn't offer a reply, but it was quite evident from what followed that he did mind.  After quiet had been restored, the bride-elect decided that she could not marry father RECKLINGHAUSEN , that night; but would need time to think over what had happened.  The guests has brought many useful and beautiful presents, and as they stole noiselessly out into the cold dark night, it was noticed they carried their gifts with them.  Even a large leg of ham, which had been placed in a window to cool preparatory to being served at the wedding feast, disappeared, evidently by assistance of some small boys in the neighborhood. - Courier           (research note - ck for various spellings)  [note 1900 census, Arnold remarried in 1897 to an "Ellen" of Canada; 1920 census in Rochester, wife is now "Wanda"]

Union and Advertiser,   Rochester, NY    December 8, 1896    Pg 6             by: Pat Mims

Minnie, wife of Meyer JACOBS, died at Geneva yesterday.  The remains were brought to this city on the 1:30 train over the New York Central and the funeral was held from the station.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY   Fri     Jan 1, 1897             by: GSubyak@aol.com     

A Fracas at Geneva Yesterday That May End Seriously

Michael SPLAHN, of Geneva, was arrested yesterday afternoon for assaulting William TIMMS. Michael CARRIGAN and Michael SPLAHN are employed as marsh hands at the Herendeen Manufacturing Company's shops, while William TIMMS is employed
at the same place as a moulder. It seems that about 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon CARRIGAN and SPLAHN were told to go and get a core for TIMMS. When they returned with the core, TIMMS and CARRIGAN had some words between them and as 
CARRIGAN says, TIMMS accused him of going and hiding so that he would not have to get the core.

During their words CARRIGAN made a strike at TIMMS and as TIMMS thought that he was fooling, as he does at times, he struck at him. CARRIGAN returned it with a blow on the side of the head. TIMMS upon realizing that CARRIGAN was in earnest and being quick-tempered he hit him a blow, knocking him against a dome flank. Then it is alleged SPLAHN stepped up and gave TIMMS a blow over the left temple with a heavy iron rammer which weighs about twelve pounds, inflicting an ugly gash which bled profusely, and also knocking him unconscious. After some little time he regained consciousness and was taken to the office of
Dr. H. D. WEYBURN in a dazed condition, where it was found that several stitches had to be taken to close the wound. SPLAHN was arrested by Officer MERRY. He will be given a hearing this morning at 10 o'clock.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY   Mon     Apr 26, 1897             by: GSubyak@aol.com     

Meeting of the Interlake Council of School Superintendents
A meeting of the Interlake Council of school superintendents, principals  and commissioners was held at the Geneva high school, Saturday. President R. W.  SWETLAND, of Cook Academy, presided. The meeting was opened by a discussion of  "Admission Requirements in the High School," led by Superintendent J. C. NORRIS,  of Canandaigua. Professor Charles D. VAIL, of Hobart College, then gave an  interesting and instructive talk on "Reading." The present officers were  re-elected for the ensuing year: President, R. W. SWETLAND, of Cook Academy;  vice president, F. H. MILLER, of Horseheads; secretary and treasurer, 
Superintendent G. H. HOXIE, of Penn Yan. In the afternoon Professor H. F.  BURTON, of the University of Rochester, spoke upon "Our Work in Latin." After a  discussion of this subject Commissioner L. J. BARDEN gave a talk upon "The  Township
System" after which the meeting  adjourned.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY    Friday                   June 25, 1897                  by: GSubyak@aol.com  

STRUCK BY LIGHTNING  -  A heavy thunder storm passed over Geneva at 1:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon, the wind doing much damage to trees and shrubbery. Four cows belonging to Michael MURPHY, were standing under a willow tree in his pasture lot in the east part of the city near the Pre-emption street canal bridge at the time of the storm, when the lightning struck the tree and two Jersey heifers, killing them instantly.  The same tree was struck four years ago.

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, NY,          Sat. Jan. 1, 1898         by: GSubyak@aol.com

A meeting of the board of directors of the New York State Agricultural and Experimental Station at Geneva was held at the station yesterday afternoon at which George A. SMITH, of Frankfort, a dairy expert of the agricultural department of this state, formerly director of the farmers' institutes, was elected dairy expert to the station, on completion of the new dairy building now in course of erection. H. A. HARDING, of the University of Wisconsin, was elected station dairy bacteriologist. He will begin his new duties January 1, 1899. In the meantime Mr. HARDING will study at the University of Wisconsin and in Europe. A committee was appointed to consider the appointment of a station botanist.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY            Sat            May 14, 1898     by: GSubyak@aol.com

John BRODERICK, of Geneva, met with a serious accident yesterday morning. While he was engaged in digging a trench for a water pipe the earth caved in, breaking his right leg just above the ankle.

Geneva Daily Times                               Saturday                     Nov 19, 1898                  by:   Dianne Thomas  


Meeting at High Street Chapel Last Night

Speeches of Tillman and Southern Ministers Criticized – Another Meeting


The colored citizens of the city held a mass meeting in the High Street chapel last evening, to take action on "the recent race

riot in the south. The meeting was called to order at 8:30 o'clock . Benjamin CLEGETT was elected chairman, and W. C. Walking,

secretary of the meeting.

Upon taking the chair Mr. CLEGETT expressed a desire that all colored citizens of the city would make it a point to attend the

funeral of Col. John M Hamilton, of the Ninth infantry, who was killed while leading his colored troops, up San Juan Hill .


The meeting was of an informal nature.  Plans were presented for the suppression of the race riot, in the south. The existing

facts were brought more under discussion than were their causes at the meeting last evening. Stirring speeches were made by

Benjamin CLEGETT,  Rev. A. H Rideout and others, condemning the speech of Senator Tillman, which was pronounced

un-statesman like.

The utterances of certain southern ministers were deplored as unchristian and brutal in the extreme.

It was announced at the meeting that an adjourned meeting would be held at the same place, at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening.

This will be addressed by Rev. T. Stevens of Syracuse ; Rev. B. T. Wheeler, of Ithaca , and Rev. A. R. Rideout and Benjamin

CLEGETT, of this city.  It is hoped that there will be a large attendance on that occasion.

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, NY,          Thurs. Dec. 1, 1898         by: GSubyak@aol.com

George MARVIN, of Geneva, has asked the aid of the Syracuse police to recover Minnie CHASE, 7 years old, who, he says, was kidnapped by her mother a couple of months ago. Mr. MARVIN is the administrator of the girl's father's estate and alleges that her mother has been leading a questionable life under the name of Reina GREGORY.

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, NY,     Mon.,   May 1, 1899           by: GSubyak@aol.com

Death at Geneva Sanatorium of One of Syracuse's Oldest Business Men
At the sanatorium in Geneva Saturday occurred the death of William E. ABBOTT, a prominent and wealthy resident of the city of Syracuse, at the age of  77 years. Deceased had been at the Geneva sanatorium for the past two or three months, going there from Clifton Springs where he suffered a stroke of paralysis  from which he never recovered. His wife and a niece from Utica were with him  when he died.
Mr. ABBOTT was born in Lowville, January 19,  1822, and was educated at Gouverneur and Lowville academies, and a preparatory  school in Oberlin, Ohio. He began his business career in the city of Utica in  the year 1838, when he was 16 years old, where he served as a clerk in dry good  stores for nearly four years. He removed to Syracuse at the end of his  apprenticeship and located the first dry goods store there in 1842, purchasing  the stock owned by F. W ANDREWS, brother of Judge Charles ANDREWS, former chief  justice of the court of appeals. Associated with him was his brother Henry G.  ABBOTT. The stock they purchased was a general one. They sold out everything but  the dry goods, which business he conducted exclusively for the next 35  years. It was thus he earned the distinction of being the oldest dry goods merchant in Syracuse. Mr. ABBOTT subsequently went into the coal business for a few years, making a period of 57 years during which he was in active business life in the Salt city. During that time he earned for himself an enviable reputation as a man of affairs and a public-spirited citizen. He took especial interest in the public and charitable institutions of Syracuse. He was for three years inspector of the penitentiary and twice elected supervisor.  He was
one of the incorporators of the Onondaga County Savings Bank, of which institution he was vice-president at the time of his death, and in the affairs  of which he took an active interest, giving much of his time and personal attention to the management. He was a Republican in politics, being instrumental in forming that party in New York state. In the days of slavery he was a strong abolitionist and aided between 300 and 400 slaves to obtain their freedom through the underground railroad. He was present at the Jerry Rescue and very influential in politics.

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, NY,     Mon.,   July 3, 1899           by: GSubyak@aol.com

Geneva - July 3 - Mrs. Thomas GRADY died, yesterday afternoon. Two sons, John and James GRADY, and three daughters, Mrs. John HEFFRON, Mrs. Edward HAYES of Phelps and Mrs. Martin W. KEOUGH of Rome, survive. Funeral to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales' Church.

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, NY,            Mon.,   July 3, 1899           by: GSubyak@aol.com

Geneva - July 3 - Chief KANE yesterday received a letter from the station agent of the Missouri Pacific railroad at St. Louis, Mo., stating that a person supposed to be Charles A. ALBRO of Geneva had been killed on that road last Wednesday (June 28th) . He was found lying beside the track, in an unconscious condition, in which state he remained until his death. ALBRO left Geneva last October. He was well known here, and was familiarly known as "Chuck" ALBRO. He had lived in the west most of his life. It is said that he was a cowboy for many years, and he often related many interesting tales of his experiences on the plains.
ALBRO was about 27 years of age, and of good physique. He was unmarried, being survived by his parents and one brother. He was buried in St. Louis.

Henry ALLEN, who gives Geneva as his home, narrowly escaped death Saturday night at Syracuse. He was walking on the tracks of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western railroad, when he was struck by a train and hurled some thirty feet.   He sustained a fraction of the leg and arm, and was otherwise badly bruised. ALLEN'S name does not appear in the city directory. He is not known to the police.

Montgomery H. SANDFORD, son of M. S. SANDFORD, cashier of the Geneva National Bank, had a narrow escape from drowning about 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon. He was sailing alone in his canoe, and when nearly in the middle of the lake
the wind died almost completely down. The stiff breeze suddenly sprang up, capsizing SANDFORD's frail craft and throwing him into the cold waters of old historic Seneca. The accident was witnessed from the shore, and several boats were soon on their way to the scene. Harry LOCKWOOD and Lynn HENRY, who were in another sail boat at the time, hastened to SANDFORD'S rescue, and landed him safely on shore.

Union & Advertiser,  Rochester, Monroe, NY                 Thursday      Aug 3, 1899               by: GSubyak@aol.com


Probable Work of Incendiaries - Loss Placed at $6,000.
Geneva, Aug. 3 - The large barns on the farm of John McCRACKEN, about six miles southwest of this place, were totally destroyed by fire early yesterday morning. A large quantity of hay and straw, as well as a large part of the farming implements, was destroyed. Considerable live stock perished. The origin of the fire is not known, although it is thought that it was the work of incendiaries. The heavens were brilliantly lighted for miles around. There were three barns in all which were located in a row. Mr. McCRACKEN estimates his loss at $6,000, partly covered by insurance.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monroe Co., NY  Friday,  Sept 22, 1899   pg 4                  by:   Dianne Thomas


Assault with intent to kill is the charge against Julius SMITH of Geneva, who is now locked up in the Seneca county jail in Waterloo.  The assault which led to SMITH's incarceration, took place Wednesday night at Border city.  The victim, or intended victim, was Frank SINGAINE, a 12 year old boy who lives at Border city.  It was a shooting affray and took place at the SINGAINE residence near the Central Hudson Railroad junction in that community.  

SMITH and SINGAINE got into a controversy of some kind, which ended in a quarrel in which SINGAINE alleged to have called SMITH a car robber.  At this, SMITH  is said to have drawn a 32 caliber revolver from his pocket, with the intention of shooting SINGAINE.  The latter saw SMITH pull out the weapon and started on a run.  SMITH chased him and as SINGAINE sprang unto the stoop of his own house and was about to enter, SMITH fired.  The bullet just grazed SINGAINE's breast and entered the siding of the house.  Deputy Sheriff DIXON was soon on the spot and placed SMITH under arrest, taking him before Justice SERVEN, who committed him to jail at Waterloo to await examination.  

SMITH, the assailant, in under indictment in Ontario county for receiving stolen property on seven counts.  He was arrested in January on the charge of car burglary and receiving stolen property.  With him were arrested Joseph and Gus HAGAN.  The case against SMITH on the charge of car burglary was dismissed by County Judge KNAPP.  SMITH was released on his own recognizance on the indictments for receiving stolen property, the court instructing that if sufficient were secured by the district attorney's office, prosecution might be brought at any time.  SMITH is about 35 years of age.  

Geneva Daily Times                         Oct 30, 1899      pg 5                          by:   Dianne Thomas

Guilty of a Heinous Crime

George Oreman Goes Up for One Year

Court’s Only Regret Was That It Could Not Be Longer

George Orman, 50 years of age, known to some by the nicknames "Sloppy” and "Shady" is under arrest, charged with a heinous offense. Orman's trial is in progress in police court this afternoon.

The explicit charge against Orman is indecent exposure, but his crime against humanity it of a much more serious nature.  It is charged that last night the old man was guilty of brutal familiarity with a 10 year old girl. The little girl's name is Ida Milliman, daughter of Mrs. Ada Milliman, of Bradford street Orman resides in Powers alley.

Last night Mrs. Milliman went to church. She told her little daughter she could attend the Salvation Army meeting, in Exchange street . Instead of going to the Salvation Army barracks, Ida proceeded to Orman's home. Mrs. Orman was away.

Orman kept the little girl at his house for the space of half an hour, during which time he was guilty of shocking conduct, the revolting details of which cannot be given here. A neighbor, Mrs. Soresen, a Swede, was warned that Orman had the little girl in the house with him and is said to have witnessed the whole proceeding. She is one of the witnesses for the people in police court this afternoon.

The little girl told her story to Chief Kane this morning. Her mother accompanied her to the station. It was on complaint of the child, however, that Orman was arrested. He was arraigned this forenoon and pleaded not guilty. Bail was fixed at $800. Orman could not furnish it and was returned to the lockup.

The story told by Little Ida Milliman practically corroborates that told the police by Mrs. Soresen. The evidence against Orman is said to be overwhelming.

The police say this is not the first time Orman has indulged in similar conduct.  Other children have been enticed to his house in Powers alley, it is charged.

He is a veteran of the late war and subsists by a pension. Orman is married and has a married daughter.

Sent up for One Year

Those sworn for the people at the tria1 this afternoon were Ida Milliman, the complainant; Mrs. Dorothy Soresen, and Mrs. Cal Demato. For the defense Frank Burgess and the defendant testified.

The evidence clearly corroborated the statements of the little girl and was not questioned The case closed at 3:40 o'clock .

Judge Wyckoff sentenced Orman to serve one year in the penitentiary.  The court said:  Orman, yours is the most heinous crime that could be committed.  I shall give you the full extent of the law and my only regret is that I cannot give you more.”

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