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+ On Wednesday night some fiend in human form set fire to a barn belonging to Mrs. Mary Breen and it was burned, with its entire contents,
+ BRISTOL - While death has been busily engaged in its work of saddening hearts, others have been made joyful.
The Ontario Messenger, Thursday, Canandaigua, NY Sept 22, 1881 by: Dianne Thomas
DIED: ARCHER - In Hopewell, Sept 9. 1881, Harriet W. ARCHER, aged 74 years.
LEWIS - At his home in Hopewell, September 13th, 1881, John LEWIS, aged 64 years and 9 months.
KIMBLE - In Hopewell, September 14th, 1881, Albert Edward, only child of George W., and Elizabeth KIMBLE, aged 1 year and 4 months.
Geneva Advisor Tuesday August 1, 1882 by: Dianne Thomas
Joseph PRIMPS, whose German name we have never been able to write, died at his home last Thursday of consumption. He was the veritable, "Old Sexton" of Geneva, tall and slim, though not far advanced in years. For nearly a quarter century he had opened and closed the graves of Geneva's deceased.
PRIMPS - In Geneva, on Thursday, July 27th, 1882, Joseph PRIMPS, aged 58 years, 7 months, 3 days.
PRUE - In Geneva, on Friday, July 28, 1882, Miss Louisa PRUE, colored, aged 30 years and 6 months.
MORELAND - Murder At Seneca Falls - Reports reach us of a murder at Seneca Falls, occurring on Sunday evening last. A saloon, respectable in its character, is kept in the third ward by Samuel MORELAND. On that evening a number of roughs forced an entrance into the place and brutally attacked Mrs. MORELAND, a woman perhaps 38 years of age, beating her severely, from the effects of which, she died Sunday morning. She was about to become a mother. Public feeling at this outrage and murder, is very strong. One John Mc KEON is suppose to be the head one in the affray and he has been arrested, as also, Henry McGRAW. The officers are after two others. There's a piece of hemp is store for them certain. Coroner ALLEMAN of Waterloo, began the inquest yesterday.
(another section) From all we are able to gather in the press reports, Mc KEON was the only one who struck Mrs. MORELAND at Seneca Falls, and he will doubtlessly be held for murder, the others appearing as witnesses.
Judge Amos Jones, of Hopewell, died last Friday night at his home, at the very advanced age of 93 years. He was the oldest citizen of the town, a lifelong Democrat, and a man of vigorous and superior intellect, and great business capacity.
Ontario Repository & Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Thursday, Feb 18, 1886 Pg 3 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Mr. NICHOLS and family have been entertaining friends from Farmington.
+ Spangle street school closed last week. Miss BURNS to teach there again next summer.
+ We are sorry to chronicle that Mrs. Hugh MC STRANIC is dangerously sick with typhoid pneumonia.
+ Byron STEPHENS has moved some of his farming tools to a farm that he has bought near Stanley.
+ Miss Ida ESTE, of Seneca Castle, who has been visiting at E. T. BRIZEE'S for the past week, has returned home.
+ In the items last week concerning the foreign missionary society, it should have been stated that the meeting would be held at Mrs. PARSONS instead of Mr. PARSONS.
+ Clinton D. SPANGLE and Miss Mattie ROBINSON, were married today (Tuesday) at the residence of D W. CARLOUGH by Rev. P. MC KINNEY. The happy couple left on the noon train for Buffalo. They were former residents of Hopewell, and they start out (cut off)
DEATH: Of consumption, in Hopewell, Ontario Co., NY, July 28th, James W. CASE, aged 51 years, 10 months and 23 days.
The subject of this obituary (James W. Case) was born and lived his half century of life in the house in which he died. Known not only by long intercourse with, but also by his many virtues, to a wide circle of friends, he receives in death that which marks the departure of the good only - the sincere regrets of a whole community, and leaves with them the memory of an unspotted life. Integrity and purity of life, in trifles as in greater matters; unvarying kindness in his family and social relations; a cheerful reliance under all circumstances upon the Providence that guided his life, made up the character of a man beloved by his friends and respected by all who knew him. In his last sickness, realizing that the time of his departure was near, his hope of eternal life through the merits of Christ grew clearer, and he expressed himself as "happy and ready to depart." He allowed no earthly cares or interests to disturb the peace of his closing days, but patiently, though painfully, he awaited the summons and passed into rest.
To the afflicted wife, son and daughter, who have known as few know, the highest and truest meaning of the words, Husband and Father, he leaves the richest legacy a man can leave at death - the memory of his goodness. At the funeral service, Rev. Calvin S. COATES preached from Phil. 1:23, "For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart and to be with Christ, which is far better."
"Thus star by star doclines,
Till all are passed away,
As morning high and higher shines
To pure and perfect day,
Nor sink those stars in empty night,
They hide themselves in heaven's own light."
Ontario Repository & Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Thursday, Mar 25 1886 Pg 3 by: Dianne Thomas
+ John E. SHAW is hewing timber for his new barn.
+ Gordon STEAMBURG of Trenton, Canada, is visiting Charles ASHLEY and family.
+ D. W. CARLOUGH loaded two cars with apples the past week; he shipped them to Baltimore.
+ Phillip SPANGLE, on Monday last, had the misfortune to lose his valuable Alderny cow.
+ Jack GALLAGHER, who has been spending the winter in Florida, has returned to his former home.
+ Mrs. F. PARISH had a very painful accident last Wednesday evening. While stepping outdoors, she slipped and fell, striking on her left arm and spraining her wrist so badly that she has been unable to use it since.
Ontario Repository Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Wednesday, May 23, 1888 by: Dianne Thomas
Mr. William KIPP died Tuesday about 12 o'clock, aged about 52 years. He had been a resident of this town for a number of years and was followed to his last resting place by a large number of friends. Funeral, Thursday at 2 pm. Burial at the Sand Hill.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, N.Y. Sept. 5, 1889 by: GSubyak@aol.com
While James KNAPP and family, of Hopewell, were driving to Canandaigua
yesterday their team of horses became frightened and ran away, throwing the occupants of the wagon into a ditch.
Mr. KNAPP was picked up in an unconscious condition and is believed to have been seriously injured
internally. The wagon was demolished, and one of the horses fell into a ditch
and broke his leg. Mrs. KNAPP and her two children escaped injury.
Ontario County Journal, Canandaigua, NY Friday Aug 26, 1892 by: Dianne Thomas
Despondency and Death A Hopewell Farmer Shuffles of This Mortal Coil
Last Saturday night, in Hopewell Center, William PALMER committed suicide by taking a dose of laudanum. The circumstances of the case as nearly as investigation reveals them are as follows: PALMER had been married 24 years to a Mary GARRETT, a sister of Joan GARRETT, living on lower Main Street in this Village. The family of the deceased have all been of a despondent disposition and the characteristic was possessed in a marked degree by the suicide.
All the trifling troubles naturally incident to a family life came with crushing force to him and were greatly exaggerated. He brooded over them and (cut off)
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday September 16, 1892 Pg 2, col 6 by: Ron Hanley
Unknown Ontario Newspaper November 1894 by: Dianne Thomas
Dudley M. WARNER - The Democratic Supervisor of the Town of Hopewell
Dudley M. WARNER was born in Hopewell in 1859, and is therefore about 35 years of age. He was educated in the common schools and at the Canandaigua Academy. He is a farmer by occupation, and one of the most intelligent young Democrats of the town. He had never held public office until his election as Supervisor, a year ago, when he defeated his Republican opponent, Henry FOSTER, by 44 majority. This year he was re-elected , as against Henry R. TAYLOR, by 33 majority.
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