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Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY April 27, 1920 by: GSubyak@aol.com
SMALLER CAR BADLY DAMAGED IN EARLY MORNING CRASH
Geneva - April 26 - This morning shortly after 5 o'clock in the state road between Geneva and Waterloo a collision between two automobiles occurred, in which the lighter car was put entirely out of commission. The accident occurred about four miles east of Geneva when the two cars met, one a truck loaded with steel and driven by Roy E. OTIS, of Canandaigua, en-route to Syracuse, and the car owned and driven by Lamber DALTON, of Waterloo, coming towards Geneva.
DALTON claims that the truck was without lights at the time. Before he discovered it the heavy truck was upon him and smashed into his left side, tearing away the running board, smashing the radiator and damaging the car almost beyond repair. OTIS claimed, in his report to the police, that he had one light burning at the time and that the headlights on the DALTON car blinded him so that he could not see. The DALTON car was hauled to the Del Papa garage in Lake street and the truck proceeded on its journey to Syracuse, after making the report to the local police.
Geneva - April 26 - Frank Henry KLUG, aged 75 years, a well known meat cutter and one time a proprietor of a meat market in Exchange street, died this morning at 9 o'clock at his home, No. 212 Pulteney street, after a short illness. Mr. KLUG was a member of the Butchers' Union, Local No. 267. He is survived by his wife and four sons, Joseph and Frank KLUG, of this city, and George and Henry KLUG, of McKees Rock, Pa.
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Monroe Co, NY Friday April 2, 1921 by: GSubyak@aol.com
GALLAGHER - BREESE
Geneva - April 1 - Miss Lorena BREESE daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar BREESE, of Exchange street was married to Russel J. GALLAGHER, son of Mr. and Mrs. James J. GALLAGHER, of Bridge street, Seneca Falls at Trinity Church at 7 on
Wednesday evening. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Charles MORTON SILLS, D.D. rector of the church. Mr. and Mrs. GALLAGHER will reside in Geneva after their wedding trip.
Union & Advertiser, Rochester, Monroe, N.Y. May 4, 1921 by: GSubyak@aol.com
MISS JULIA KNIGHT - Obituary
Geneva, May 4 - Miss Julia KNIGHT died yesterday morning at the family home after a long illness. She is survived by three sisters, Miss Bridget KNIGHT, Mrs. Frank BEAMISH and Miss Anna KNIGHT, of this city, four brothers, Patrick KNIGHT of Painsville, Ohio, James, Mathew and John KNIGHT of this city.
Union & Advertiser , Rochester, Monroe, N.Y May 5, 1921 by: GSubyak@aol.com
MISS JULIA T. KNIGHT
Geneva, May 5 - The funeral of Miss Julia T. KNIGHT who died Tuesday morning, will be held Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the family home, and from St. Francis De Sales' Church at 9 o'clock.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Thursday Sept 1, 1921 by: GSubyak@aol.com
MASTIN - KETTERER
Geneva, Aug. 31 - Miss Olga A. KETTERER, of Stanley, and J. C. MASTIN, of Geneva, were married last Thursday in the Methodist Episcopal Church in Geneva by Rev. Bruce E. PIERCE. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Lulu E.
KETTERER, as bridesmaid, and J. Dean SCOTT was best man. The bride was attired in a dark blue traveling suit, with picture hat, and carried bride roses. The bridesmaid wore dark blue, with hat to match, and carried pink roses. Following ceremony a dinner was served, after which Mr. and Mrs. MASTIN left for an Eastern motor trip. They will be at home after September 10th in Geneva.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Saturday March 4, 1922 by: Dianne Thomas
Western New York Deaths -
Richard TOOLE - Geneva - March 3 - The death of Richard TOOLE, aged 80 years, occurred this morning at the family home after a -----. Mr. TOOLE received a stroke a week ago. He was born in Ireland and came to Geneva sixty-three years ago. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary TOOLE, two sons, Patrick B. TOOLE and Raymond A. TOOLE, five daughters, Sister Mary Jeanette, at the Order of St. Joseph of the Immaculate Conception Convent of Rochester, Mrs. Timothy F. HUCKEY and the Misses Mary, Bridget and Helen TOOLE, one sister, Mrs. Catherine FINNERTY. Mr. TOOLE was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Stephen's parish. This society will assemble at the home on Sunday night at 7:30 o'clock for the marches of the dead. The funeral will be held on Monday morning from St. Stephens' Church with a (something) high mass of requiem. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Fred W. BLACK - Geneva - March 3 - Fred Wallace BLACK, aged 64 years died last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry S. WRIGHT, after a long illness. He is survived by his daughter and one son, Clarence F. BLACK. The funeral will be held on Sunday afternoon from the home of his daughter, Rev. J. Willard JACKS, officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Old Castle Lodge will conduct the committal service.
May 5, 1922
The funeral of Mrs. Florinda (nee Shirley) Baker, who died early yesterday morning after a long illness, will be held from the home of her son, Thomas S. Edwards of the River Road, Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, the Rev. J.B. Arthur, rector of the St. Paul's church, Waterloo, officiating. Internment will be made in Maple Grove cemetery.
Geneva Daily Times, Geneva, NY May 7, 1922 by: Nancy Tweedie
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Thursday June 29, 1922 by: Dianne Thomas
ARREST FOLLOWS REPORT - Couple Released Under Bonds for Hearing Scheduled for July 25th
Geneva, June 28 - Jeremiah MAHONEY and his wife, Catherine MAHONEY of No. 39 No. Exchange street were arrested today and arraigned before Judge G. F. DIRMARS, charged with violation of the law, prohibiting the sale of alcohol liquids for beverage purposes.
The arrest of Mr. and Mrs. MAHONEY is the outcome of the raid made by the State Troopers on their home last Friday when it was found that a quantity of alleged home-brew was in a state of fermentation in several crocks and about 100 bottles of the supposed same liquid was confiscated by the troopers. One of the bottles was said to have shown an alcohol content of 3.32 and another, 3.11 percent alcohol.
When arraigned the accused through their attorney asked for a hearing, which was put down for July 29th. They were released on bail of $300 each.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Friday May 2, 1924 pg 7 by: Dianne Thomas
John SNOWNEY, an eight year old boy was killed last week, Friday in Geneva, when an ice house that was being razed tumbled and fell upon him.
Benjamin WATKINS, of the Bennett farm near Hall, drove his automobile through a crowd of pedestrians crossing Castle St., Geneva, last Saturday night, knocking down seven persons. Four were taken to the hospital. WATKINS was arrested and charged with reckless driving.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Thurs June 10, 1926 by: GSubyak@aol.com
SAMUEL C. HELMS
- Geneva, June 9 - Samuel C. HELMS, 71, died
last night at the Geneva Hospital. He leaves two sisters, Mrs.
William BROWN of the Lyons Road, and Mrs. C.
ARNOLD, of Geneva, and a brother, Robert C. HELMS,
of Geneva. Funeral Thursday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of Mrs. BROWN with Rev. J. B. HUBBS, of Geneva officiating. Burial in Glenwood cemetery.
MRS. SAMUEL WARR - Geneva, June 9 - Mrs. Samuel WARR, mother of W. G. WARR, secretary of the Geneva, Y.M.C.A., died Monday at the family home in Scranton, Pa. She leaves her husband, a son, W. G. WARR, and three daughters.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester,
1926 by: GSubyak@aol.com
BARDEN - WITTER FAMILIAR
Geneva, July 11, The annual reunion of the BARDEN and WITTER families took place Thursday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. N. TRANSUE at Hall with a hundred guests attending. At the business session following officers were elected for the coming year: President, William ANSLEY, of Penn Yan; vice-president, Mrs. Edward BLACK, of Bellous; secretary, William WITTER of Stanley; treasurer Arlington MAPES of Gorham.
The reunion next year will take place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. LEDGERWOOD, Penn Yan. Geneva members of the family attending included: Mr. and Mrs. W. A. BARDEN; Fr. and Mrs. George O'BARDEN, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. WITTER and family, Mrs. T. C. TURNBULL and daughter, Miss Helen TURNBULL, Mr. and Mrs. Carl BARNES and Mrs. William DORMER and Mrs. J. BARDEN.
The Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday, July 13, 1923 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Jay F. BUTLER of Geneva, pleaded guilty in police court to driving an automobile while intoxicated and was fined $50 and his owner's license permanently revoked. BUTLER narrowly escaped a collision with another motorist and then ran into a bridge abutment.
+ A Geneva woman is said to hold the record as a "car smasher". Her name is Mrs. Charles ONO and she first ran her car directly into that of Charles READE, then collided, a little later, with a Ford belonging to Charles JENSEN. Her own car was badly damaged. Mrs. ONO claims the steering wheel of the car was responsible for her unenviable record.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monroe, NY Tuesday Jan 29, 1924 by: Dianne Thomas
John BLAND - Geneva, Jan 28 - John BLAND, colored, 80 years old, died last night at the Soldiers Home at Bath. Mr. BLAND in his younger days was one of the prominent amateur oarsmen, when sowing was a popular sport and was a member of the Geneva rowing ....
He was a Civil War Veteran being a member of the 14th Heavy Artillery; also a member of the Methodist church of this city, of which he was janitor for a number of years. He had been in failing health for a number of years before going to the Soldiers' Home.
He leaves two sons, John BLAND Jr. of Chicago and George BLAND of Binghamton; a half brother, Joseph V. GILLAM, of this city, and one sister, Mrs. Mary DENNISON (sp ) of Ithaca. The body will be brought to Geneva and taken to the Yells and Son's undertaking rooms, from where the funeral service will be held. [note: He was interred in the Soldiers' Hill section of Glenwood cemetery]
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Sunday Sept 14, 1924 by: Dianne Thomas
Eleven People Injured - Geneva, September 13 - Eleven people were injured, two seriously, and six occupants of a heavy sedan narrowly escaped being drowned in the Cayuga and Seneca Canal as a result of a collision between cars driven by Mrs. Elvira HARTMAN, No. 42 Hoffman avenue and John POLCE, No. 106 N. Genesee street. Mrs. HARTMAN was jammed against the steering wheel and Mrs. Allen SAWYER, No. 47 Hoffman avenue, received a bad scalp wound by the impact.
The big sedan was swung around to the left and plunged toward the canal. It was stopped a few inches away from the water by a pile protruding from the shoring. In the car besides Mrs. HARTMAN and Mrs. SAWYER were Mrs. Sarah LEONARD, No. 96 ----? street and her nephew George LEONARD; Mrs. William DAVID, Lafayette avenue, and Mrs. Margaret VAN HUBEN, No. 224 Pultney street. In the other machine were Mr. and Mrs. POLCE and their three children. All were cut, bruised and suffered from shock.
Mrs. SAWYER was taken to Geneva City Hospital and Mrs. HARTMAN, to her home. Both blame the other for crowding the road.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY March 31, 1927 by: GSubyak@aol.com
+ HARRIET C.
MARTIN - Geneva, March 20 - Harriet C. MARTIN,
sister of Charles W. MARTIN of No. 146
Maxwell avenue, died to-day at the MARTIN home. Funeral from the home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial in Soule cemetery, Auburn.
+ MISS MARY WALKER - Geneva, March 30 - Miss Mary L. WALKER, 88, died yesterday at the home of Mrs. M. J. CLARK, No. 23 Elm street. She leaves no immediate relatives and is the last of one of the old-time Geneva families. Her father was known as Colonel WALKER. At the outbreak of the Civil war he was prominent in legal circles in this vicinity but gave up his practice and was active in the recruiting of a company of volunteers. He left here as captain of the company and at the close of the war returned with the rank of colonel. Funeral Thursday afternoon
at 3 o'clock from the chapel in Glenwood cemetery. Rev. F. M. WESTON of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial in Glenwood cemetery. Bearers will be members of the Masonic fraternity of which Colonel WALKER was an active member.
+ GEORGE W. CARR - Geneva, March 30 - George W. CARR, 54, died to-day at the home of his sister, Mrs. Edward BAILEY, No. 10 North Exchange street. He leaves three brothers, Louis and Samuel CARR of Penn Pan(sic) [prob Penn Yan], and Alfred CARR, of Geneva; a step-brother, Vincent BEEBE, of Penn Yan; three sisters, Mrs. BAILEY, Mrs. George DOCKERTY, of Penn Yan, and Mrs. John KLINEFELLER, of Holcomb.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Sunday Jan 29, 1928 by: Dianne Thomas
BIG STILL IN HOUSE NEARLY BLOWN APART - Finest Plant in This Section According to Federal Agents
GAS IS CAUSE OF FIRE - Rubber Hose Used to Tap Gas Main Disconnected, Blaze Follows
Geneva - Jan 28 - The use of a rubber hose instead of a metal pipe to connect the gas pipe leading into the house at No. 41 Humber street, Torrey Park, resulted in the house being wrecked by fire early today and Federal prohibition enforcement officials coming into position of one of the finest distilling outfits yet captured in Western New York, in the opinion of officers who came to Geneva from Buffalo to inspect the plant after Geneva firemen had checked the fire.
Might Have Been Worse - The fire was due to the rubber hose becoming disconnected and the gas becoming ignited from the fire under the still. That an explosion that would have wrecked the house and the neighborhood did not occur, the firemen believed was due to the fact that the escaping gas ignited gradually. There was still a stream of fire coming from the disconnected gas pipe when the firemen arrived. The house had been vacant for some time and the meter taken out. The rubber house was connected where the meter had been disconnected.
The property is assessed to John PRIANO and Mary PRIANO. John PRIANO, believed to be the owner, was killed on the Lehigh Valley Railroad tracks last fall, and it is believed a son, John PRIANO is at present serving a term at Auburn prison. Federal Authorities are endeavoring to check up on the record of the property, since the death of the elder PRIANO.
Fifty Gallon Still - The distilling apparatus was discovered as soon as the firemen who were called by a general alarm, about 4:15 o'clock, arrived at the scene. Patrolman Clay WALKER took charge of the place. The fire caused a damage estimated at approximately $3,000. Investigation was started by Chief MORRIS, which showed the house equipped from cellar to attic. The huge copper still equipped with a capacity of fifty gallons, extruded from the cellar to the attic of the two story house, with a row of petcocks along the entire length, while in every room on the second floor were wooden vats with a capacity of about 300 gallons of mash each, a big supply of grains in bags, numerous cans of manufactured products, several barrels of wine and various other supplies.
The place was put under police guard to keep away the curious crowd that gathered and the guard was continued until the arrival of Federal officials.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Sunday Jan 29, 1928 by: Dianne Thomas
ELKS TO ATTEND FUNERAL - Geneva, Jan 26 - Members of the Geneva Lodge of Elks will meet at the home tomorrow afternoon and attend in a body, the funeral of the former Mayor George F. LITCH, which is to take place at St. Peters Church at 2;30 o'clock. City officials will meet at the city hall and will attend the funeral in a body.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Friday November 23, 1928 by: Dianne Thomas
Patrick ROULAND 22, of Geneva, was sent to Elmira Reformatory by Judge BAKER today. ROULAND, a married man was convicted by a jury Thursday, following trial on a statutory charge.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Sun Jan 6, 1929 by: GSubyak@aol.com
Man Found Frozen Died of Hunger, Coroner Says; No
Clue To His Identity
Geneva, Jan. 5 - As a result of an autopsy on the body of an unidentified man found frozen yesterday, Coroner George FLINT announces that the man starved to death, and that as a result of his weakened condition was unable to regain his feet after falling into a depression along the tracks of the Auburn branch of the New York Central Railroad about a quarter of a mile north of the
plant of the Lisk Manufacturing Company.
The body remains at a local undertaking parlor, while the officials are seeking identification. Fingerprints of the man have been forwarded by Frank E. FOLEY to the National Bureau of Criminal Identification in Washington, to the State Fingerprint Bureau at Albany and to the Army and Navy Bureau. Dr. H. D. HUBBS, who performed the autopsy, placed death at about 12 hours previous to the finding of the body and expressed the opinion that the man died where he was found from lack of nourishment and exposure. A watch in his pocket stopped at 12 o'clock.
The man about five feet six inches tall had dark brown hair streaked with grey. He wore two suits of underwear, a tan and blue cotton work shirt, a suit of dark blue serge, a brown overcoat and gray cap. Scraps of clothing labels showed that the clothing originally came from Detroit or Wyndotte, Mich.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Sunday Nov 3, 1929 by: Dianne Thomas
Jennie REDDY, Geneva - Nov 3rd - Miss Jennie REDDY of 366 Exchange street, died at her home today. She leaves 3 brothers, Michael REDDY of Chicago, Luke REDDY of Dunkirk and Martin REDDY of Geneva.
WATERLOO WOMAN DIES AS RESULT OF FALL - Geneva - Nov 3 - A fall down the cellar steps at her home just east of Geneva a week ago, resulted in the death today at the Geneva General Hospital Mrs. Lillie A. WEST, 50, of Waterloo, RD 2. She leaves her husband, George WEST, a son, George E. WEST, two daughters, Mrs. Abram VAN WICKLE of Waterloo, Mrs. Carlton DICKERSON of Geneva, three brothers Sidney, Bert and Ernest HUNT, of England. Mrs. WEST fell and struck her head while going to the cellar, causing concussion of the brain. She rallied after being brought to the hospital and regained conscientiousness, but last night suffered a relapse which resulted in her death.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. Tuesday April 22, 1930 by: Dianne Thomas
AREA DEATHS - MRS. ANTONIA VENUTI - Geneva, Apr. 21 - Mrs. Antonia VENUTI, 78, widow of Joseph VENUTI died today. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Angelina CAPOLI and Mrs. Mary SAGLIA???? and four sons, John, Dominick, Joseph and Frank, all of Geneva. Funeral Wednesday at 8:30 o'clock from the home.
Gorham , April 21 - Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Metcalf HARRIS, 64, a former resident of this village, who died at her home in Lima, Saturday. She leaves her husband, Metcalf HARRIS, three daughters Mrs. George W. SMITH, of Brockport, Mrs. Daniel L. MILLS of Port Byron and Miss Bessie HARRIS of Lime, one son, Howard, of Lima. Funeral from her home in Lima Tuesday at 3 o'clock.
CONDITION IMPROVED - Geneva - Apr 21 - Mrs. George LIVERMORE of Billsboro is reported recovering at the Geneva hospital after being brought there when discovered in a field near her home. It is reported she left home for a walk but became weakened and fainted. She was found unconscious by members of the family who had started a search when she failed to return home. They took her to the hospital.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. Monday June 2, 1930 by: Dianne Thomas
Auburn - June 1, 1930 - Mrs. Hannah O'NEILL, 96, widow of Daniel O'NEILL died tonight. Mrs. O'NEILL was born in Ireland and came to this country when a young girl. She had lived nearly all her life at Waterloo. She leaves one cousin, Mrs. Norah O'NEILL, of this city. Funeral will be at 10 o'clock Tuesday at St. Mary's Church. Burial will be in Geneva.
Geneva Daily Times, Geneva, NY Dec 22, 1930 by: Nancy Tweedie
Ontario Co. Times Journal, Canandaigua, NY Friday July 22, 1932 by: Dianne Thomas
ADAMS - BONNELL - Rev. John Quincy ADAMS, D.D. of 4 William street, Geneva, and Miss Adah N. BONNELL, of Waterloo, were united in marriage at noon, Thursday, at the BONNELL farm on the highway between the Five Points and Waterloo. Rev. A. J. MAC MILLAN of Shortsville performed the ceremony, assisted by Rev. Harry W. MC CONNELL of Waterloo. The bride is the daughter of the late George A. BONNELL and Mary E. HALSTEAD, his wife, and comes from a long line of Quaker ancestors. She is a native of Waterloo and was graduated from the high school and from the normal school at Geneseo. She has taught for many years in the township and fro the last two years, in the Waterloo Junior High, and has been superintendent and teacher in the Presbyterian Sunday School and active in many lines of church work. The wedding was very private, only a dozen close friends and relatives being present. The wedding breakfast was served at Normandy Inn. After 2 or more weeks in New England, they will be at the BONNELL farm until early in the Fall, when they expect to go to Los Angeles, and remain on the Pacific coast until next summer.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Sat June 23, 1934 by: GSubyak@aol.com
ADRIAN M. HENRY - Geneva, June 22 - Adrian M. HENRY, 21, of the East Lake Road, Rose Hill, died in Waterloo Hospital last night following an operation for appendicitis.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Thursday Mar 28, 1935 by: Ron Hanley
The Herald Mail, Fairport, NY Thursday April 4, 1935 by: Dianne Thomas
Joe RIZZO and Herman STREPPA of High street, were arrested by police chief Charles KENNEY a couple of weeks ago on a charge of stealing aluminum pipe from the General Foods plant and whose cases were adjourned, came before Police Justice LEE, Monday, for sentence. The county probation officer, Abram JONES, had investigated the situation and on his recommendation, the boys were placed on probation for a year on their plea of petty larceny. They are required to make regular reports to the probation officer, and in any case of failure to do so or violation of the conditions, a sentence of six months in jail can be put into execution at once.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Sunday Oct 13, 1935 by: Dianne Thomas
BARBARA JANE ROULAND - Geneva
Barbara Jane ROULAND, six month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick ROULAND, died yesterday at home, 50 North Exchange street.
Surviving besides her parents are two brothers Donald and Jeremiah ROULAND. Funeral services will be in the home tomorrow at 11 am.
Geneva Daily Times Thursday, Nov 7, 1935 by: Dianne Thomas
John ORMAN - Waterloo, Nov. 7—The death of John ORMAN, 90, at his home in Geneva late last week leaves a sole survivor of the
famous 1000 "Boys in Blue" that historic 126th Regiment of New York State Volunteers, recruited largely from Seneca and Ontario counties.
That man is Peter H. Cadmus, 93, [his pic in paper] Waterloo's contribution to the call of the immortal Lincoln to 1862. He enlisted August
15th. of that year, when but eighteen years old and before a month had elapsed was thrown into the bloody battle of Harper's Ferry where he was severely wounded and discharged at Washington for physical disability some time later.
John ORMAN was a member of Co. E, and would have been 91 this coming April had he lived. Mr. Cadmus knew him well, their acquaintance
being revived at nearly every reunion of the old Regiment, many of which were held at Canandaigua and at the gatherings sponsored by Supreme Court Justice Robert Thompson, whose father was a veteran of the famous regiment.
Other late deaths were Jacob Sands of company 1, who died here last May. He was nearly 93 and Horton McMillan, Co. F., who died in Canandaigua last January in his 90th year both companions of Mr. Cadmus.
Waterloo is proud of her only soldier who remains of that gallant 1000 men, whose deeds are painted on the pages of American history.
He is on the streets daily.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Thursday, Dec 24, 1936 by: GSubyak@aol.com
TURNER - Entered
into rest at her home, Ridge Road, West Webster, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1936, Della
TURNER, aged 82 years. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs.
William SPARKS; one sister, Mrs. Rebecca ROE of
Saugerties, N. Y.; four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren.
Services from her home, Saturday, 2 p.m. Interment Geneva, N. Y. Geneva papers please copy.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Saturday Jan 22, 1938 by: Dianne Thomas
Geneva - Dominick GRAZIANO died Thursday night in his home, 36 Lewis Street, after a short illness. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Antonia GRAZIANO; two daughters, Margaret and Sarah, two sons, John and Samuel GRAZIANO, sisters, Mrs. Anthony SCHIERA and Mrs. Sarah GRAZIANO, Palermo, Italy and one brother, Michael GRAZIANO of California. Funeral services will be at 8:30, Monday in the home, and at 9 o'clock in St. Francis de Sales church.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Tuesday, June 21, 1938 by: GSubyak@aol.com
MRS. WINFRED CHURCHOUSE
Geneva - Mrs. Winifred CHURCHOUSE, wife of John CHURCHOUSE, a former resident of Geneva, died Saturday (18th) in Cleveland, Ohio, after a long illness.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Saturday October 29, 1938 by: Dianne Thomas
MRS. JOHN FLYNN - Seneca Falls - Mrs. Ellen FLYNN, 78, widow of John FLYNN and a former Seneca Falls resident, died Thursday night in her home, 92 Manhattan street, Rochester, after a short illness. Mrs. FLYNN was a native of Seneca Falls and moved to Rochester nearly 20 years ago. Surviving is a son, Paul FLYNN of Rochester. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am, Monday in 65 W. Bayard St. here, and at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, the Rev. B.L. QUIRK officiating, with burial in St. Columbkill cemetery.
Mrs. Almyra A. FITTON - Geneva - Mrs. Almyra A. FITTON, 64 North Main St. died Thursday (10/27/38) in Geneva General Hospital after a short illness. Surviving is one sister, Mrs. George DAVIE, Geneva. Funeral services will be held at 207 Genesee st. at 2:30 pm today , the Rev. H.H. HASLINGER officiating.
MATTHIAS M. KELLEHER - Geneva - Matthias M. KELLEHER died yesterday (10/28/38) in his home, 217 William street, after a long illness. Surviving are two sons, Matthew S. and John P. KELLEHER, Geneva; five daughters, Sister Adelaide Marie, St. Marys' Convent, Elmira; Mrs. Thomas J. DERMODY, Bergen; Miss Elizabeth F. KELLEHER, Newark, NJ, Miss Mary T. KELLEHER and Mrs. John REDDY, Geneva; also five grandchildren.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Monday Jan 9, 1939 by: Dianne Thomas
BLAZE CAUSES LOSS OF $4,000 - Geneva - Flames damaged the garage and storehouse of J.E. MURRAY, and offices of the Wehle Baking Company in the same long one story building in Andes avenue last night. Loss was estimated at $4000. Firemen summoned by a general alarm found the big structure shrouded by dense smoke and the fought for an hour to conquer the fire. One of 30 trucks owned by the two firms, were burned and another was scorched. Some stored merchandise was also damaged, it was reported. Large moving vans and small delivery trucks of the baking company were housed in the building. Fire was said to have started in the office of the Wehle Company and it burned through the roof, spreading over and down into the storehouse section. Heat was so intense it warped huge steel girders supporting the roof.
SKULL WASHED TO LAKE SHORE - Geneva- Experts at Hobart College may be asked to aid the Geneva Police in possible identification of a human skull washed ashore on the bank of Seneca Lake yesterday. The skull was found by Clarence H. OUGHTERSON, who lives in a boat house beside the New York Central tracks, south of the Standard Oil Company storage tanks. Police Sgt, Edward S. HILT, and Patrolman Henry SPEARS, investigated. Dr. F. H. SNYDER, coroner, said identification would be difficult. He expressed belief the skull had been in the water more than 10 years and possibly for a much longer time. He could not tell me, he said, whether the skull, a small specimen, was that of a man or woman, because the jaw was missing. Some distance from the skull, OUGHTERSON found remains of a pair of pants with 65 cents in change still in the watch pocket. The coins were tarnished badly. It was believed doubtful that there is any connection between the two discoveries. Police said two Genevans are known to have fallen into Seneca Lake and their bodies not recovered. One was a man named SEAGERS, who drowned some years ago when he fell from his fishing boat and the other man who fell out of a motorboat three years ago. Authorities will attempt to identify the pants as property of one of these men.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Saturday Apr 2, 1939 by: Dianne Thomas
Lyons Girl to Wed Genevan April 11 - Invitations have been issued for the marriage of Miss Adeline Elizabeth SANTELLI, dau of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas SANTELLI, Lyons, to Joseph Charles VENUTI Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. VENUTI, Geneva.
The wedding will take place Tuesday morning, Apr. 11, in St. Michaels Catholic Church, Lyons, with the Rev. Andrew T. DISSETT performing the ceremony and officiating at the nuptial high mass.
Miss SANTELLI has selected her sister as maid of honor. Bridesmaids will be Miss Lavina SANTELLI of Lyons and Miss Antoinette VENUTI, Miss Mary VENUTI and Miss Jennie SAGLABINI of Geneva. Frank VENUTI, Geneva, will be his brother's best man. Kenneth SANTELLI, Lyons; John VENUTI, Samuel COSTA, Joseph MARINO and Anthony DeRADDA, all of Geneva, with Hugo MUTO of Bradford, PA, will be the ushers. The wedding breakfast will be held at the SANTELLI home in Lyons and a dinner at Geneva's Belhurst Club. A reception will be conducted 4 to 9 p.m. in the Masonic Temple, Geneva.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Tuesday, Aug 15, 1939 by: GSubyak@aol.com
HALLAM - Entered into rest, Aug. 13, 1939, Joseph HALLAM aged 61 years, of 1614 N. Clinton Ave. He is survived by his wife, Lillian A.; one daughter, Mrs. Norman REMMEL; one granddaughter, Lynn Mary Ann REMMEL. He was a member of Court, Rochester No. 1687 IOF, Court City Rochester No. 35 Forresters of America. Friends may call at Corbett's Funeral Chapel, 756 E. Main St. Services Wednesday morning at 9:30 at St. Peter's Church, Geneva, N. Y. Interment in Waterloo, N. Y. Geneva papers please copy.
Geneva Daily Times Tuesday
Nov 14, 1939
NESTER WILL - TRIAL AGAIN POSTPONED - Canandaigua, Nov. 14 (Special) - Trial over the contest over the will of Minnie J. NESTER, former wealthy Genevan, scheduled to open in Surrogate Court here today, has again been postponed. Jurors have been notified by Judge Fred D. CRIBB, to report Thursday, for trial of objections to probate of his mother's will filed a year ago, by Henry W. NESTER, youngest son of the former Geneva resident.
One hundred dollars is bequeathed to the Gorham Presbyterian Church, under terms of the will of Sophia L. CHAPMAN, filed for probate in Surrogate court, here. Mrs. CHAPMAN died in Gorham, May 14, 1939
Household goods are bequeathed to Luella LEDGERWOOD, niece of Gorham, and $100 goes to the Schumann cemetery, Town of Potter. Bequests of $1,000 each, are made to three nieces, Nora BUCKALEW and Harriet COLE, Stanley; and Luella LEDGERWOOD, Gorham. The residue is to be equally shared by a nephew, John TOMION, Penn Yan, and the following nieces: Florence SCHWEICKHARD, 597 Woodbine St., Rochester; Nora STROBRIDGE, Fairport; Alma BORDWELL, Laura WYLAND and Rebecca OSWALD; Penn Yan, Rena SCHIENNER, Boner Ferry, Ohio; Eunice MELIOUS, Gorham and Augusta WYMAN, Rushville. A son in law, William BUCKALEW, Stanley, is named as executor.
The Fairport Herald Mail December 28, 1939 by: Dianne Thomas
Herman STREPPA of High Street, a section worker on the railroad, was found guilty of robbing New York Central Railroad of 950 feet of copper wire at Waynesport. He was turned over to the railroad police by [police chief] KENNEY and was arraigned before a justice of the peace in Macedon and fined $25.
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