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Ontario Repository & Messenger, Canandaigua, NY June 2, 1881 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Mrs. Robert HOUSTON is very sick.
+ Rev. C. E. HERMANS lectures before the Y.P.T. and L.U. on Saturday evening, June 4, in the rooms of the society.
+ Memorial services were held in the Baptist church last Sunday morning, Rev. Mr. THORNE read the scripture lessons from the new version of the new testament. Rev. M. V. WILLSON preached the memorial sermon.
+ The members of Post Herenedeen, and other ex-soldiers, accompanied by the Orleans cornet band, did honor to the memory of their departed comrades on Monday, May 30. An address was delivered by Capt. F. L. BROWN, at Shortsville, and an original poem was read by N. B. SPENCER, at the Manchester cemetery.
The Ontario Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Thursday Sept 22, 1881 by: Dianne Thomas
DIED: SMITH - In Manchester, Sept. 11, 1881, Leonard SMITH, aged 70 years.
Ontario Repository & Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Thursday Feb. 8, 1883 by: Dianne Thomas
LENNON-DUNN - At the Catholic church in Phelps, Thursday, February 1, 1883, by Rev. Father LEE, Mr. James LENNON of Canandaigua and Miss Ella DUNN of Phelps.
COLE - LAWTON - At Middlesex, NY, January 29th, 1883, by W. C. WILLIAMS, Esq., Mr. Frank COLE to Miss Ella LAWTON of West Italy.
PATTY - SCOON - At the residence of the bride's parents, Geneva, February 1st, 1883, by Rev. Thomas STRONG, Mr. David Hunting PATTY to Miss Helen A. SCOON.
HARRINGTON - HEIBER - In Rochester, February 1, 1883, by the Rev. Father GLEASON, Miss Libbie HARRINGTON to MR. Wm. HEIBER, both of that city.
HARRIS - In this village, February 1st, 1883, of pneumonia, Jason E. HARRIS, aged 58 years, 2 months.
ROSE - In Geneva, January, 26th, 1883, Elisabeth Coralie, infant daughter of Chas. J. and Mary G. ROSE, aged 2 months.
EDINGTON - In Geneva, January 27th, 1883, Wm. F. EDINGTON, M.D., D.D.S., aged 56years, 11 months, 12 days.
HARVEY - In Geneva, January 31st, 1883, of heart disease, Edward HARVEY, aged 24 years.
JEFFREY - In Farmington, January 25th, 1883, Sarah E., wife of Charles H. JEFFREY, aged 27 years.
ERHARDT - In Farmington, February 3, 1883, Lewis ERHARDT, aged 26 years.
BOOTH - In Shortsville, on Saturday morning, February 3, 1883, Elizabeth CRANE, daughter of Elam CRANE, and wife of Danford BOOTH, aged 69 years, 2 months and 1- days.
GREEN - In Gorham, NY, on Thursday, January 25, 1883, Fannie GREEN, daughter of Chas. H. and Betsie A. GREEN, aged 18 years and 1 month.
WEAVER - In Cheshire, February 5, 1883, of spinal meningetis, Annie E., daughter of Noble B. and Sarah WEAVER, aged 5 years and 24 days.
ONTARIO MESSENGER, Canandaigua, NY Thursday, May 1, 1884 by: Dianne Thomas
HUNT - ALDRICH -
In Manchester, April 24th, 1884, at the home of the bride, by Rev.
M.W. WILLSON, Mr. Wm. HUNT of Newark, to Miss
Jessie L. ALDRICH.
DRAKE - DERROR -
In Buffalo, April 23rd, 1884, Mr. Geo. S. DRAKE,
formerly of Canandaigua, and Miss Lizzie DERROR, of
JORDAN - POTTER -
In Honeoye Falls, April 14th,1884, by Rev. Dr.
THOMAS, Mr. Henry JORDAN and Miss Jennie POTTER
KENT - SYMONDS - In Honeoye Falls, NY, April 19th, 1884, by Rev. B.F. MILLER, Edward J. KENT and Cora E. SYMONDS
Ontario Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Thursday May 14, 1885 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Shortsville's postmaster, C. EDGERTON, has resigned.
+ The remains of the late Edward J. SHELDON, of Manchester, were taken from the vault and interred in Palmyra of the 2nd instant.
Ontario Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Aug 20, 1885 Pg. 3 by: Dianne Thomas
+ D. M. DEWEY of Shortsville, caught his hand in the sand papering machine in the drill works, and suffers from a severe would that will lay him up for awhile.
+ The Manchester prohibitionists have chosen the following delegates to the county convention: E. STACY, Port Gibson; Seneca M. SHORT, Clifton Springs; and George H. PRESTON, Shortsville.
+ The Geneva Courier endorsed the appointment of John DUNN as postmaster at Shortsville, and says "by his gentlemanly and courteous manners, he had won the respect and best wishes of the people of that place."
Ontario Repository & Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Thursday Mar 25, 1886 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Miss M. D. HAWKES who went to Florida the last of January, returned home Wednesday of last week.
+ Miss Dorcas CHAMBERS died at the residence of her nephew, John WARFIELD, on Tuesday. The deceased was born in the state of Maryland, Sept 1792 and had attained the age of nearly 94 years. She is supposed to have been the oldest person in this town. She removed from Maryland to this town in 1828, and for the greater part of that time had lived here; and for the last 25 years with her nephew on the farm where she died. For more than 40 years, the deceased had been a consistent member of the Methodist church in this village. Until stricken down with sickness in May last, she had retained her mental faculties to a remarkable degree. She possessed a quiet and unostentatious nature and will be greatly missed in the family where she had so long lived. The funeral will take place from the residence of Mr. WARFIELD, on Friday, at 11 o'clock am.
+ Charles FISK closed his school in district No. 1 on Friday last.
+ W. H. SNYDER and C. C. TERRY offer 30 cents a bushel of potatoes.
+ D. P. COLE will move into A. H. KING'S house about the first of April.
+ George E. BOCKOVEN moves this week with his family, to his new home near Palmyra.
+ William DERALL will work H. M. WILBUR'S farm, for one-third of the proceeds, the coming season.
+ Maria STRONG closed her school in the Armington district. March 13th with an (cut off)
Ontario Repository & Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Thursday, Apr 26, 1888 Pg 3 by: Dianne Thomas
Port Gibson News:
+ Alvinza DRAKE is entirely helpless since his last paralytic stroke.
+ Miss Ella PARTRIDGE returned home Friday from a visit to Walworth.
+ Mrs. Ann G. SCHUTT returned home a few days ago from a 2 weeks visit at Phelps.
+ Thomas CORNWELL has bought the Capt. DRAIM place near Palmyra. The place consists of 16 acres of land, for which he has paid $3000.
+ Mr. & Mrs. Farley VANDERBILT, with their daughter Sarah, of Fairville, have been visiting the past week at James & Ely LAURUE'S.
+ Elmer E. BIRD, one of our young men, has commenced the erection of a dwelling house at Clifton Springs. It looks a little suspicious Elmer, but it is well to have a cage before the "Bird" is caught.
+ Timothy SLATER who has been sick with consumption for a long time, died a few days ago at his home in this village. His remains were buried in the Catholic cemetery at Palmyra.
+ Edward TRYON, a former blacksmith of this village, died at Geneva last week. Consumption had fixed its firm hold upon him before he left this place, some two years ago.
+ The funeral of William SMITH of Orleans was held last Sunday.
+ Mrs. J. A. BLYTHE, Mrs. Joseph BLYTHE and Miss Ida HOLCOMB, of this place, spent Saturday in Rochester.
+ Miss Alice W. KING, who is attending the Lima Seminary, passed Sunday at the residence of her father, J. D. KING.
+ Miss Jessie MC LOUTH, assistant teacher in the Orleans school, returned Monday from Farmington after a few days visit with relatives.
+ Ralph S. SEVERANCE, who has been spending his vacation with his parents here, returned Monday to his school duties at Union Springs.
Clifton Springs News:
+ Mrs. W. H. HISCOX is visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. W. SANBORN at Lockport.
+ Mrs. H. E. B. PARDEE has been presented with a handsome chair by the members of the W.C.T.U. Ill health has compelled Mrs. PARDEE to resign as an active worker of the union.
Ontario Repository & Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Thursday, Pg 2 May 24, 1888 by: Dianne Thomas
DEATHS: SMITH - At Manchester, May 20, 1888, Leonard SMITH (Jr.)
SHORTSVILLE ENTERPRISE May 26, 1888 Pg 3, col 5
Manchester Murmurings - Mr. Leonard Smith, after a long and painful illness, died at his home here on Sunday afternoon. The funeral was held from the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon. Rev. S. S. Utter preached a good sermon to those still left to brave the battles of this life.
Shortsville Enterprise, Shortsville, NY May 26, 1888 Pg. 3 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Mrs. Harriet BREWSTER found a penny in her yard the other day with the date 1801, the year in which her father was born.
+ Mr. & Mrs. F. J. NICHOLS of Mt. Morris, visited the latter's parents here last week.
+ Mr. MOSIER'S father died at his home in Canandaigua last Wednesday morning.
Ontario Repository & Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Thursday May 31 1888 by: Dianne Thomas
+ B. K. EMMERSON has sold his milk route to F. MINK.
+ Mr. & Mrs. Will REEVES have been quite sick the past two weeks.
+ E. MATHER has opened a banking house in the empire Drill Company's office.
+ Belle THATCHER, who has been quite sick from fever several weeks, is convalescent.
+ I. THATCHER was thrown from the back end of a wagon Monday and injured so that he has not been able to be out since.
+ Mrs. J. LOCKWOOD of New York is visiting her mother and sister, Mrs. FELTON and Mrs. A. J. CRAIN of this place
+ Little Maud PARSHALL was run over by a horse and wagon last Wednesday in injured some, although not so badly as was feared at first.
+ Rev. William BENGER gave a talk on his trip to the Pacific Coast in the M. E. Church, Tuesday; a fair audience was present. He had with him several momentos, such as shells and minerals, which the audience had the privilege of examining at the close of the lecture.
Shortsville Enterprise Newspaper
Saturday Nov 3, 1888 Pg 3
It is really interesting to listen to our old friend, Mr. Danford BOOTH, relate some of the many events connected with the early history of Shortsville, and one has but to refer to the subject, and Danford will accommodate his listeners with reminiscence by the hour. Mr. BOOTH is now in his eighty-fourth year; he was born in this village in 1804, and is in the enjoyment of excellent health; with every prospect of attaining his 5-score years. An invitation to his pleasant home has been extended us, and the "chat" about old time history promised will surely afford us an opportunity of adding much interesting reading for every reader of the ENTERPRISE.
Melvin FISH and family, who have been spending several weeks in Port Gibson, returned to Shortsville on Monday last.
Mr. B. E. HOAG, who has been visiting his daughter, Miss Matie HOAG and sister, Mrs. Nathan REDFIELD, in this town for some weeks, returned to his home in Denver on Monday.
Ontario Co. Times, Wed, Dec 12, 1888 Pg 2 by: Dianne Thomas
+ I. A. MINK, dealer in agricultural implements, cutters, buggies, etc. made an assignment last week. We hope that this failure in business is only temporary, as we understand it is, and that Mr. MINK will soon be able to resume business.
+ Dr. BAKER of Canandaigua, is doing a very flourishing business in the way of dentistry in our town. His work is well spoken of.
+ L. THATCHER has been at work for Charles MOORE of Chapinville, the past week, doing carpenter work.
+ Mr. C. HAAS has been having another attack of rheumatism and neuralgia.
+ Miss Julia THRALL, who has been in Rochester the past three weeks, returned home yesterday.
Last Friday evening about 9 o'clock occurred the sudden death of George W. McKechnie, son of the late Alexander McKechnie, at his home on upper Main Street. Up to the moment of his death he had been in his usual health, having attended to his duties at the McKechnie brewery during the day, and was apparently in as good spirits as ever.
Marriages FAIRCHILD - VANDYNE
Shortsville Enterprise, Shortsville, NY November 16, 1889 Pg 2 by: Dianne Thomas
District 6 (Manchester) Items.
Mrs. Eleanor LAWRENCE spent last Thursday afternoon with some of her neighbors. Although she has reached the age of four score years, yet with the powers of the mind and memory as fresh as the ever were, she is a welcome and entertaining guest wherever she goes. She has a wide circle of correspondents and also has a good many notes of dates and happenings in the past well worth preserving.
Mrs. Mary DEWEY and Mrs. Mary ARNOLD of Manchester, spent last Friday with relatives here.
Shortsville Enterprise, Shortsville, NY November 23, 1889 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Mrs. Alice FISK of Michigan is the guest of her sisters, Misses Irene and Louise SOUTHWORTH.
+ The W.F.M.S. of the Methodist church met at Miss Phebe HARRINGTON's on Thursday afternoon. It was a meeting full of interest.
+ Misses Franc and Jennie MC LOUTH, of Farmington, were guests of Wm. DIETS' family on Monday.
+ Mrs. H. S. LYKE and children returned Saturday from a week's visit to her parents at Seneca Falls.
+ Miss Clara WARNER is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Flora POST.
+ Thieves broke into PRATT Bros.' store on Wednesday night and stole a pair of boots and shoes and some cigars. They also got into the cellar of A. L. KNAPP's store, but nothing was taken. As yet no clue of the burglars has been found.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Will HUNT and children are visiting at Newark.
+ The C.L.S.C. will meet with Miss Phebe HARRINGTON next Monday evening.
+ Mr. SELLHORSE, of Penfield, a former resident of this place, was in town on Friday.
+ The old waste-gate of the dam broke away on Tuesday night, letting out all the water in the pond. Large strings of fish were taken therefrom by several. The new waste-gate is nearly completed, and an apron has recently been built.
+ Mr. W. D. NEWTON, cigar manufacturer of Victor, was in town on Wednesday.
+ Mr. W. J. ROSE, started last Monday for a few weeks visit to friends in Michigan.
+ Mrs. Thomas TAYLOR is confined to her bed by illness.
+ Mrs. Esther HOLSTEAD is visiting at Canandaigua. From there she will return to her home in Illinois by the way of Michigan, where she will make several visits.
+ Miss Nina DERR of Clifton Springs, a former resident of this place, is the guest of Miss Emma REED.
+ Ex-sheriff WHEELER of East Bloomfield was the guest of Mr. George MC LOUTH on Saturday last.
+ We wish all had had the pleasure of listening to the eloquent and able discourse given by Rev. E. C. LONG at the Baptist church last Sunday morning, from Proverbs 23 and a par the 23d verse: "Buy the truth and sell it not." His sermons are all very interesting, but this was of most special interest, and was highly praised by all who heard it.
+ Mr. Frank BABCOCK of Canandaigua was the guest of Mr. A. L. KNAPP on Sunday.
Enterprise, Shortsville, NY November 30, 1889 Pg
+ Miss Hannah ROBBINS of Farmington is the guest of Mrs. Walter MASON.
+ Dinner parties were given by several of our citizens on Thanksgiving day. Those worthy of special mention were the ones given by Mr. OVERACRE, Mr. BREZEE and Mr. GULVIN.
+ A number of our village youths attended a party at Ned SHEFFER's in Shortsville on Thursday evening. They reported a very pleasant time.
Edson RANDALL and sister, Miss Jennie, have
recently been numbered among the pupils of the Shortsville school.
+ Mr. M.V.B. MC COMB attended the M. E. church district conference at Geneva on Monday.
+ The funeral of Mrs. Nancy SMITH was held on Saturday at 10 a.m. from her late residence, Rev. E.C. LONG officiating. Interment at the Shortsville cemetery. (Brookside Cemetery)
+ Mr. ANTISDALE, a former teacher in our village school, who has been visiting his uncle Mr. Jeremiah LYKE, passed through this place on Monday on his return to Rochester, where he is attending college.
+ Rev. D. D. DAVIS of Chapinville made several calls here Tuesday.
+ Mr. Edward LATHBURY and sister, Miss Augusta, and Miss Emma BUCKLEY spent Thanksgiving day with Mr. and Mrs. A. ADAMS at Canandaigua.
+ Miss Mary H. DEWEY is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Sarah PRESTON, at East Bloomfield.
+ Benjamin G. SMITH, who went to Washington Territory about two years ago, returned to this place last Friday night.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius BROPHY and daughter, Miss Anna, attended the wedding of their niece (Margaret Brophy) at Phelps on Wednesday. Miss Anna acted as bridesmaid.
+ Mr. Eugene BELDEN, of the firm of Belden & Co., of Clifton Springs, was the guest of Mr. Ralph ALLEN on Sunday.
+ Mr. & Mrs. Augustus TURNER are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius JOHNSON.
+ Dr. F. A. POST of Clifton Springs was in town on Thursday.
+ Messrs. Clarence and Daniel REED of Geneva visited their parents over Sunday.
+ Henry MOSHER and family will remove to Shortsville on Monday.
+ Mr. and Mrs. John BURNS Jr., attended the marriage of her sister at Canandaigua on Thanksgiving.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Peter SNYDER entertained Mr. J.V. PEACOCK and family of Phelps, Mr. Frank SNYDER and family of Canandaigua, and Mr. Julias SNYDER and family, on Thanksgiving day. As Peter remarked, "all our babies were with us."
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