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Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY     Fri,   Sept 26, 1902            by: Dianne Thomas 

ARCHER - At her home in Hopewell on Sunday evening, occurred the death of Mrs. M. Eugenia MARKS, wife of Gardner ARCHER.  The deceased was stricken with paralysis on Tuesday night, the night before her son's marriage to Miss Florence PETTIT.  She was unconscious most of the time until her death. She was the only daughter of the late Walter MARKS of Hopewell.  She leaves, besides her husband, her aged mother, two sons, Herbert W. ARCHER of Hopewell and one brother, Frank MARKS of Hopewell.  Mrs. ARCHER was beloved by a large circle of friends, her sterling worth making her friendship a thing to be desired.  The funeral was held from the home on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  

Ontario Repository & Messenger Canandaigua, NY     Thursday,   June 25, 1903            by: Dianne Thomas 

+  The death of Mrs. Francis MARSH occurred at her home on Saturday evening.  She had been an invalid several years and was a great sufferer.  she was 46 years of age and is survived by her husband and four sons.  The funeral was held at the house, Tuesday afternoon.  

Mrs. Freeland SMITH has gone to Auburn and Utica, to visit relatives

Mrs. CLAWSON and Mrs. STILTS are absent, visiting. 

ONTARIO COUNTY CHRONICLE         Wed.  Aug 5, 1903    Pg 3, col 4          by:  Ron Hanley 

Mrs. Cornelius Breen, a well known and respected resident of the town of Hopewell, died at her home early Sunday morning, aged 35 years. Death was due to heart trouble. She is survived by her husband and three small children.

ONTARIO REPOSITORY & MESSENGER      Thursday       April 28, 1904  pg 8, col 5      by:  Ron Hanley 
Mrs. Ida A. Ingles died at her home at Chapinville aged 40 years, and was buried in Hopewell, Thursday, Rev. Boyd of Syracuse officiating.  She leaves her husband, Herman Ingles, four small children, the youngest three years old, her mother, Mrs. Russell Persons of Hopewell, two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Adelbert H. Smith of Hopewell, Mrs. Joseph Jones of Cheshire, Charles Persons of Geneva, George Persons of East Bloomfield.
Marriages - Edwards & Benham -  At Hopewell Center, April 20th, James H. Edwards of Canandaigua, and Florence C. Benham.

Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY    Fri,   Oct 13, 1905       by: Dianne Thomas

+ The death of Ira Wood LINCOLN, a well known market gardener of Hopewell, occurred on Wednesday.  He had been in failing health, caused by a chronic kidney trouble for more than a year, and he was taken to the Memorial hospital a few days before his death.  He was 69 years of age.  His wife and eight children survive him: Ira, John and Carl, and Miss Ida LINCOLN, Mrs. William YERKES, Mrs. Nellie GRACE, Mrs. Albert LOCKWOOD, of this place, and Mrs. Wilbur CLEMENT, of Geneva.  The funeral will be held form his late home on Sunday afternoon.  

+ SURROGATE Ditmars, has admitted the following Wills to probate: Thomas H. COAT, late of Canandaigua, Ida COAT, executor, value of estate not recorded; Mary DORMAN, late of Seneca, Edward E. HALL, executor, value of estate not recorded; Chester G. PITKIN, late of Geneva, Julia E. CHILDS, executor, value of estate not recorded; John P. VAIL, late of Geneva, Lillian & Newton F. VAIL, executors of the $7,000 estate.  

+ Miss Carrie C. CRANE is acting as official stenographer at the trial of Franklin BOOTH at a term of Untied States court at Lockport. 

+ Dr. George W. MC CLELLAN and daughter Hortense, Main street north, have been with Mrs. MC CLELLAN at Newark, NJ, during the week.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES           Wed.     July 11, 1906   Pg 7, col 5                   by:  Ron Hanley
Death of B. Franklin Knapp    -   Shortsville   July 9
The death of B. Franklin Knapp occurred very suddenly at his home in the town of Hopewell on Friday. During the afternoon Mr. Knapp had complained of feeling tired, and about three o'clock went to his room to rest, as was his custom. 
About five o'clock when his daughter called him, he did not respond, and on entering his room, she found him dead on his bed. During the winter Mr. Knapp had a severe attack of la grippe, which left him weak. 
The funeral was held from the homestead at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Seymour C. Ferris, pastor of the Shortsville Presbyterian church, of which he had been a life long member, and burial was made in Brookside Cemetery, Shortsville. 
Mr. Knapp is survived by his wife and five children, Charles Knapp, of Hopewell, Judge Walter H. Knapp, of Canandaigua, Mrs. John Adams, of Buffalo, Mrs. Frank Heath, of Shortsville, and Mrs. Thomas Henry, of Brooklyn, by two sisters, Mrs. Fidelia Sutherland, of Canandaigua, and Miss Mercy Knapp, also by fifteen grandchildren, Chandler Knap, of Rochester, Robert, Frank and Edson Knapp, of Canandaigua, John, Frank, and Helen Adams, of Buffalo, Mrs. Bertha Adams Coxe, Mrs. William D. Hawes, of Phelps, Charles and Miss Mae Knapp, of Shortsville, Harriet and Truman Henry, of Brooklyn.
The Knapp family has always been a prominent one in this section, where its representatives were among the early settlers. Ezra and Phoebe Woolsey Knapp settled here in 1750, coming from Kinderhook, Schoharie County. They made the then long journey in wagons, driving their cattle and flocks before them, and took up fifty acres of land just southeast of this village. Afterwards members of the family purchased parts of what is now known as the Dan O'Brien, Sutphen, and Woodruff farms, and later what is now known as the Knapp farm, containing 150 acres, was purchased. 
B. F. Knapp was born on what is now known as the Dan O'Brien farm on August 16, 1829, and was one of a family of fifteen children, twelve of whom reached manhood and womanhood, and only two of whom now survive. In 1850 he was married to Miss Harriet Warner. His entire life has been passed within sight of his birthplace.


SHORTSVILLE ENTERPRISE     Saturday        July 13, 1906       Pg 2, col 4 & 5                 
The sudden death of Mr. B. F. Knapp, which occurred at his farm home in the town of Hopewell last Friday afternoon, startled the entire community, and takes from us another one of the old men who, having had to do with the activities of the past generation, linger awhile to enjoy the fruits of their life's work, and witness the many changes of these days in progress. 
Mr. Knapp has for many years been well known in the general and productive interests of our vicinity, a successful business man, masterful in his occupation, he brought to the markets of the world the finest of the wheat and all the best products of the soil.
There is much in Mr. Knapp's life that suggests thoughtfulness and gives inspiration to the living. Though verging closely to fourscore years, and somewhat enfeebled in bodily powers, he did not lose interest in life nor vigor of mind in his business, as in all his past years he was diligent to know the state of his flocks, and looked well to his herds, and all his work seemed crowned with gratifying results. 
A good farm, well appointed, a beautiful home, and a large family that must have made his home the center of genial interest, and the members of which are, by their ability and sterling qualities, well calculated to bring honor to his memory. There is much, too, in the thought of a finished life, a finished work. He died with his harness on, he lifted his hand for a moment of rest, and stretched it not forth again. His work was done, and though he is taken away the results and influence of his life will be lasting. 
There are not a few in this vicinity of about his age, as they think of Mr. Knapp and his sudden departure, will realize that this
ingathering is of vital interest to them. It is surely a good thing to prove, in a long life, the value of all the years from youth to hoary age, and to have fulfilled the promise that with long life will I satisfy him. But the longest life must end, and these last days may be the best. 
Mr. Knapp is survived by his wife, two sons, Charles, of Hopewell, and Judge Walter H. Knapp, of Canandaigua, three daughters, Mrs. John Adams, of Buffalo, Mrs. F. Heath, of this village, and Mrs. Thos. Henry of Brooklyn, two sisters, Mrs. Fidelia Sutherland of Canandaigua, and Miss Mercy Knapp, and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. 
The funeral was held from his late home on Tuesday afternoon, conducted by his pastor, Rev. S. C. Ferris, of the Shortsville
Presbyterian church. The interment was in Brookside Cemetery.

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, NY             Tue     Aug 21, 1906        by: GSubyak@aol.com 

DIED -  VAN VOORHIS -- At Hopewell, Wednesday, August 15, 1906, Mrs. Katherine E. VAN VOORHIS, wife of Herman VAN VOORHIS, aged 65 years.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES       Wednesday      February 19, 1908    Pg 9, col 5         by:  Ron Hanley
For Nine Years Superintendent of The Poor
John H. Benham, a life long and prominent citizen of the town of Hopewell, and known and honored throughout Ontario County, died yesterday at his home just west of Hopewell Center, on the farm where he was born ninety one years ago, and on which he had always lived.  Mr. Benham was born on February 6, 1817, and was the son of Ebenezer Benham 2d, who came with his parents from New Jersey, first to Dutchess County, and then to Canandaigua, where he worked for a time for Abner Barlow, the pioneer, and helped him clear the farm on the east side of Main Street, through which Barlow St. or Gibson St. was laid out. 
Ebenezer Benham later settled in Hopewell, where at first stated his son, John H. Benham, was born and lived his entire life, and where he himself died in 1856.  John H. Benham was the last survivor of a family of two brothers and five sisters. His wife, Sophia Murray, to whom he wasb married in 1838, died nine years ago, and there now survive two sons, Murray and Ebenezer M. The latter resides on the old homestead, and has tenderly cared for his father in his declining years. 
John H. Benham was educated in the common schools and at the Canandaigua Academy, where he was a student under Principal Henry Howe, and a class mate of Elbridge G. Lapham, and other boys who later attained wide fame. He started out in politics as a Woolly Head, or Anti Slavery Whig, and assisted in the organization of the Republican party of which he remained an earnest and loyal supporter to the end. He delighted to recall the incidents that marked the early campaigns of this organization, and took much pride in his own modest part in them, such as the cutting and raising of a liberty pole at a meeting held in Hopewell Center in 1856, when James C. Smith and Elbridge C. Lapham spoke for Free Speech, Free Press, Free Men, Free Labor, and Freemont. 
Mr. Benham was early recognized as a leading and influential citizen of his town, and was successively elected to fill the offices of Justice of the Peace, Supervisor, Justice of Sessions, and finally, in 1871, Superintendent of the Poor. He held this position of public trust for three terms or until 1880.  Following his retirement from office, he devoted himself to farming, in which he was recognized throughout the county as most successful and as representing the most progressive school of agriculture. Until the weakness incident to advancing age precluded his active participation, he continued a prominent figure in agricultural and political gatherings, and exerted a large influence in shaping local affairs.  The funeral service will be held at the home on Thursday morning at 11 o'clock, with the Rev. H. L. Andrews, of Seneca Castle, officiating. The interment will be in the Chapman cemetery, in Hopewell.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES    Wednesday     July 22, 1908      Pg 7, col  5    by:  Ron Hanley

J. Ansel BOOTH, a well known resident of Hopewell, died at his home on Spangle street, in that town, on Sunday, July 19th, aged 81 years.  Mr. BOOTH was a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted in August 1862, as a Private in the 140th Regiment; was successfully promoted to the positions of Corps Sergeant, First Sergeant and Lieutenant, and was honorable discharged, June 3, 1865.  Mr. BOOTH leaves a widow and several children.   The funeral services will be held at the house this Wednesday morning, and interment will be made at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester.

Ontario County Journal, Canandaigua, NY   Friday      Sept 11, 1914             by:  Dianne Thomas

+ The death of Patrick BRADY, aged 75 years, occurred at the County Home in Hopewell, on Sunday night.  He leaves two sons, and two daughters; James, Kittie, and Anna BRADY of Rochester, and George BRADY of Watkins.  Funeral services were held at St. Mary's church on Wednesday morning.  Interment was at Calvary cemetery.  [in Canandaigua]


+ SMITH FAMILY REUNION - Mr. & Mrs. A. E. SMITH pleasantly entertained the SMITH family at a reunion at their home in Hopewell on Monday.  There were 34 present.  The committee for next years are Mr. & Mrs. Will SMITH, Miss Dessa SMITH and Mrs. Charles TOWNSEND.


Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY        Apr, 9, 1915                by Dianne Thomas

THE DEATH OF G. GRANGER BENHAM   -   Born 88 Years Ago on the Farm Where He Died   -   Was a Prominent Citizen

The death of G. Granger BENHAM, one of Hopewell's best known and well to do citizens, occurred at his home on Friday night about 12 o'clock, as the result of the grip, from which he had been a sufferer the past six weeks.  Mr. BENHAM was 88 years of age and was born on the farm where he died and had always lived there with the exception of about three years, when he was clerk in the Canandaigua post office.  He had served as United States loan commissioner and as town clerk and as road commissioner and had been a director in the Canandaigua National Bank for years.   Mr. BENHAM was a man of splendid character and by his death Hopewell loses one of the oldest and most widely known citizens.  He lived to a good age but left many friends whose wish it is that he might have lived longer.  In 1852 he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth GREGORY, also of this town, who died 14 years ago.  His nearest relatives are two nieces, Mrs. Charles GALLAGHER of Buffalo and Mrs. Emma OLIVER of Pasadena, California.   The funeral was held from his late home on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev E. J. BROOKER, pastor of the Methodist church of this place, officiating.  Interment was made in Woodlawn, Canandaigua.

+ Misses Hattie & Ida HEBARD of Rochester, visited at the home of William HEBARD and attended the funeral of Granger BENHAM, the first of the week.

+ Leon BENHAM of Mechanics Institute, Rochester, spent over Sunday with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. George M. BENHAM. 

+ Mr. & Mrs. George OGDEN of Canandaigua were guests of the formers sister, Mrs. E. M. BENHAM, over Sunday.

+ Mrs. Olive KNAPP returned to her home here on Friday, after spending several months with her sister in Kansas.

+ Miss Ruth LIGHTFOOTE from Billsboro, visited Miss Ethel WOOD over Sunday.

+ Misses Margaret and Louise BROWN spent Easter at the home of their aunt and uncle, Mrs. Mary BEMENT and Isaac BROWN'S, at Victor.

+ Eugene HAYDEN of Webster spent over Sunday with Mrs. HAYDEN, who has been spending a few weeks with her sister, Miss Henrietta POWELL.

Rochester Republican, Rochester, Monroe, NY,       Tue Jan 4, 1916          by: GSubyak@aol.com   

Canandaigua, Jan. 3 - The marriage of Miss Mary SANDERS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Camiel SANDERS, of the town of Canandaigua, to Henry Joseph WYFFELS, of Gorham, took place at St. Mary's Church at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon, with Rev. James T. DOUGHERTY officiating. The couple were attended by Joseph SANDERS, a brother of the bride, and Miss Rose VALE, of Hopewell.

Shortsville Enterprise, Shortsville, NY    Thursday,    Feb 22, 1917         by: Dianne Thomas

Llewellyn L. SMITH, aged 57 years, a resident of Hopewell, was found dead in the trolley station at the Hopewell road crossing on __day afternoon about 2 o'clock.  Samuel GIBBS and F. E. MERRILL, residents of that neighborhood, .....found the body in a sitting position.   Coroner SMITH, of Canandaigua pronounced death due to natural causes, the deceased having been in poor health for some months.  Mr. SMITH was a former resident of Canandaigua, his father having been one of the founders of the flouring mill.  A few years ago he retired to a small place in Hopewell, where he lived alone.  

Unknown Paper     Ontario Co., NY                     March   1917            by: Dianne Thomas

MASON At Hopewell, Mar 27, 1917, Mrs. Mary R. MASON, aged 57 years.  Interment at Elmira.  The death of Mrs. Mary R. MASON, aged 56 years, occurred at Hopewell on Tuesday night.  She leaves her husband, Robert MASON of East Bloomfield; one brother, Robert REITER of Rochester, and one sister, Mrs. M. LAUDERBERRY, of Corning.           

ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday July 6, 1917  Pg  4, col  2           by:  Ron Hanley
MANCHESTER -  The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Wadsworth was held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Martin Carney, at Shortsville on Friday, conducted by Rev. D. H. McKenzie, with burial in Hopewell.
She was the daughter of Daniel and Mary Hyde, was born in Cattaraugus County, April 11, 1836, and came to Ontario County to reside over 75 years ago.
She is survived by one son, Charles Wadsworth of Shortsville, and two daughters, Mrs. Edward Benham, of Hopewell, and Mrs. Martin Carney, of Shortsville.

Ontario Co. Journal,   Friday,   March 1, 1918          by: Dianne Thomas

CONKLIN The remains of Alice Corning, wife of John R. CONKLIN, whose death occurred at Albany on Sunday, were brought to Canandaigua for burial on Wednesday.  Decease was at one time a nurse at Clifton Springs sanitarium.  She was a daughter in law of Edward CONKLIN, formerly of Canandaigua, whose death occurred on January 24th.  Interment will be at Woodlawn.   (aged 35 years)   

THE SHORTSVILLE ENTERPRISE    Friday    March 8, 1918  Front Pg,  Last col     by:  Ron Hanley

Word has been received here of the death in Mason City, Michigan, on February 28, 1918, of Henry Jerome Warfield, at the advanced age of 72 years, 3 mos., 26 days. The deceased was born in the town of Hopewell on November 2, 1845, and resided there until the year 1872, when he moved to Michigan. About 49 years ago Mr. Warfield and wife were members of the First Presbyterian Church in Shortsville. At the time of his death he was nearing the 50th anniversary of his marriage.  The survivors are his wife, five children, Frank of Mason City, Elmer, of Denver, Col., Ora, of Oklahoma, Eugene, of San Antonio, Texas, and Walter, of Wyoming, three sisters, Mrs. Clementine Lincoln, of Hopewell, and Misses Louise and Isabel Warfield, of Shortsville, two brothers, Eugene E. Warfield, of Hopewell, and Zadok Warfield, of Shortsville, twelve nieces and nephews, and a number of grandchildren.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Thursday,     October  10, 1918                 by: Dianne Thomas 

William Mora CONE of Hopewell, aged 26 years, died in the Geneva City Hospital last Saturday, after a brief illness of pneumonia.  He was in the employ of the Rochester and Eastern railway lines at one time and was known by Victor people.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES    Wednesday    February 6, 1924        Pg 8, col 5    by:  Ron Hanley
Death -  TANEA - At Hopewell - January 30, 1924, Mrs. Philip Tanea.  Interment at Canandaigua.

ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL    Friday     September 28, 1928     Pg 5, col 3     by:  Ron Hanley
Chapin News - INGLIS - Elmer H. Inglis died at the home of his father, Herman Inglis on the Chapin-Orleans road on Sunday following an illness of nearly five months.  He was a son of Herman and Ida Persons Inglis and was born at the Inglis homestead on June 26, 1896.   He was a member of the Parlor Village Lodge, I. O. O. F., Chosen Friends Encampment, I. O. O. F., and Parlor Village Rebekah lodge, and also a member of the Hopewell Grange.  He is survived by his father, two daughters, Florence and Esther Inglis, two sisters, Mrs. Muriel Lamport, and Mrs. Mabel Monahan, of Canandaigua.  The funeral was held at the family home on Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Frank VanHee, a former pastor of the Methodist church at Chapin, officiating. Burial was at Chapman Cemetery in Hopewell and was in charge of Parlor Village Lodge.

Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY    Friday Sept 28, 1928             by:  Dianne Thomas

Misses Betty COWAN and Elizabeth SISSON entertained at luncheon and bridge at Florence Villa, Main street north, on Saturday afternoon, for Miss Jena L. BURNETT, fort Hill avenue.  The marriage of Miss BURNETT and Richard DEWITT, will take place tomorrow at noon.  

Miss Helen HIGGINS, North Pearl street, who is studying the harp at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, has been awarded a scholarship for the coming year. Miss HIGGINS is beginning her fourth year of study at the school.  

Mr. and Mrs. Roy NICHOLSON, Bristol street, are spending the week with friends in Dunkirk and Buffalo.

Mrs. N. W. THOMPSON, West Gibson street, was hostess at a meeting of the Pioneer Club of the Woman's Benefit Association, on Monday evening.  The next meeting will be held with Mrs. Charles FREER, Mason street, on October 22.  

Miss M. Agnes HATHAWAY, who sailed from San Francisco on August 15, arrived in Tokyo, Japan on September 1, according to advice received here this week.  Miss HATHAWAY is resuming her duties as head of the Blackmere Home for girls, a mission school with which she was formerly connected for 20 years. 

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney L. HEATH, of Bath, were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. MC KECHNIE, Main street north.  On Monday, Mrs. MC KECHNIE, Frederick A. MC KECHNIE Jr., and Miss Jessie MC KECHNIE, lest by motor for New York where Miss Jessie entered Miss DOW'S school at Briarcliff Manor, and New Haven, Conn., where Frederick has entered Yale University.  Mr. and Mrs. Henry WHEELER will accompany Mrs. MC KECHNIE on the return trip to spend a month at Thistlebank, Main street north. 

Mrs. John H. KELLY, Main street north, will entertain the Botanical Society on Tuesday evening.  Miss Cor- L. FRENCH will be assistant hostess.

Miss H. Etta SMITH, Gorham street, will be hostess for the meeting of the Interrogation Club on Wednesday afternoon.

Miss Julia COVLE, Howell street, is visiting in Philadelphia, Pa., and Newark, NJ.

Ontario Co. Times Journal, Canandaigua, NY    Wednesday   April 13, 1932           by:  Dianne Thomas

VAN NA - Funeral services for Frank VAN NA of Hopewell, who died at the home of his sister, Mrs. L. F. NEWMAN, in  Rochester, Friday, were held from the Kennedy mortuary rooms, Monday afternoon.  Rev. C. H. GIFFORD, pastor of the Chapin Methodist church officiated and burial was made in Sand Hill cemetery, Lafayette highway.  Mr. VAN NA was 73 years of age.  He is survived by the sister, Mrs. NEWMAN; one son, Cornelius VAN NA of Canandaigua and two granddaughters, Mrs. Rose HOWARD and Mrs. Marion TONES.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL    Wednesday     May 11, 1932     Pg 4, col 5    by:  Ron Hanley
 BORN -  McCARRICK - At Memorial hospital, May 8, 1932, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Stewart McCarrick, of Hopewell.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Monday  February 12, 1934        by:  Ron Hanley
Vicinity Deaths -   HOPEWELL
 Mrs. John Mahon, of Castle Road, died at her home early this morning after a long illness.
She leaves her husband, four daughters, Mrs. Andrew Shaughnessy and Mrs. Michael Breen, of Hopewell, Miss Ann Mahon, Rochester and Mrs. Frank Maley, of Buffalo, a sister Mrs. Mary Fahy, of Geneva, 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
The funeral will take place Thursday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales Church, Geneva.

 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Wednesday  July 3, 1935       by:  Ron Hanley
 HOPEWELL -  Mr. and Mrs. Paul Camp and daughter Suzanne, were guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Camp, of the Orleans Road, Sunday. 
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Cole and their guest, Mrs. Emma VanGelder, Mrs. Murray Hathaway, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Middlebrook and daughter, Jean, and Mr. and Mrs. George Cole and family, of Seneca Castle, spent Sunday at the Cole Cottage, East Lake Shore.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY      Nov 28, 1940      by: GSubyak@aol.com

KIRKPATRICK - Gilbert Henry KIRKPATRICK of Hopewell Center, N. Y., died in the Thompson Memorial Hospital, Nov. 27. Survived by his wife, Edna WYATT KIRKPATRICK; one son, James KIRKPATRICK of the R. A. _. C. of Jarius, Ontario, Canada; one daughter, Mrs. Agnes ROBISON of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; two sisters, Miss Agnes KIRKPATRICK and Mrs. Janet BUCHAN, both of Hopewell Center.  Services private.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Friday,  March 22, 1946   Pg 5          by: Dianne Thomas

Area Child's Portrait Hangs in Paris Gallery -  An unusual honor has come to 3 year old, Patricia BENHAM, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. BENHAM Jr., of Buffalo, formerly of Hopewell.  A photograph of her made by George PARTISE of Canandaigua, was sent to Patricia's uncle, Harold RODMAN, in France, where a soldier did a portrait from the photograph.  Her portrait now hangs in a Paris art gallery.  

Let's "Tell Our Faces"  - The deep scowl of Mrs. Young husband's  face was not unnoticed by the little 4 year old daughter, who stopped munching her breakfast food long enough to ask, "Daddy, aren't you happy this morning?"   "Why, of course I am, dear," replied the astounded father.  "Well, hadn't you better tell your face then?", quickly shot back the family's pride and joy. 

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL      Friday     August 08, 1947      Pg 3, col  4    by:  Ron Hanley
Mrs. Bundy Honor Guest at Farewell Gathering Hopewell Center. 

A weiner roast picnic supper was given in honor of Mrs. Flora Bundy at Kershaw Park just prior to her leaving for Old Forge.  Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Pimm and children, Donna, Delores and Dale of Spangle Street, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Pimm and daughters Myrna, and Rose Hackett of Algerine Street, and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bundy, all attended.

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