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Manchester News

1890 - 1894

(Includes news for Shortsville& some Palmyra)

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Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, NY           April 18, 1890                                by: GSubyak@aol.com

Mrs. Allen F. POWER, of Shortsville, died early yesterday morning from premature child-birth. Her sudden death was a great shock to the community, she so brightly adorned during the few brief years of her residence there. Kind, generous, obliging, cultured and refined, she won all hearts.

THE SHORTSVILLE ENTERPRISE     Sat     April 18, 1891    Pg 2, col 3         by: Ron Hanley

Mrs. Richard Farrell died at her home in this place at an early hour on Thursday morning, aged 60 years. She had been in feeble health for several years, and had been confined to her couch for some weeks prior to her demise.  A husband and six adult children survive her.  Funeral services will be held at the Catholic Church this Saturday morning, and the remains are to be taken to Palmyra for interment.

SHORTSVILLE ENTERPRISE      November 7, 1891        Pg 3, col 1        by: Ron Hanley
Miss Florence M. Lyke was taken very ill on Monday with hemorrhage of the stomach, caused by breathing the sulphurous air while working at Randall's dry house.   Although at the present writing her condition is considered a very critical one, still it is much improved from what it has been for the past few days.

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

SHORTSVILLE, Aug 10 - John WARFIELD died this morning at 5 o'clock, in his 83d year. He was one of the old residents of this town and had long been in feeble health, requiring an attendant's care.

Ontario County Journal, Canandaigua, NY       Friday, Sept 2,  1892                          by: Dianne Thomas   

Shortsville News:

Mrs. C. VANDERCAR is the guest of relatives at Troy, NY.

Mr. & Mrs. JENNINGS visited relatives in Phelps, Sunday.

V. I. SMITH of Reed's Corners, called on friends here, Tuesday.

Frank JESSUP of Rochester, spent Sunday with friends here.

Mrs. Ed. KNAPP & children returned from Chittenango, Saturday.

Mr. & Mrs. I. L. BENSON are entertaining relatives from Naples.

George CLARK is the guest of Mr. & Mrs. R. N. JONES at Canandaigua.

Menzo BENTLEY of Michigan, is spending his vacation here with his parents.

Clarence HEATH  is having a cement walk laid in front of his residence on Booth street. 

Mrs. I. W. COBURN returned Saturday and Mr. COBURN, Monday evening from an extended visit with relatives in Mexico, NY.

Mr. & Mrs. W. G. WILSON & children returned Saturday afternoon from a month's visit with relatives in Mexico, NY

Mrs. John PETTIT & daughter, Marguerite, are the guests of Mr. & Mrs. E. BABCOCK.  Just at present Mrs. PETTIT is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Dr. H. COBURN, at Farmington.

ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL      Friday      September 23, 1892     Pg 2, col 5        by: Ron Hanley
Manchester -  Mrs. Deborah Rodney, mother of John and Theodore Rodney, another old resident of this place, died at her home in this village at 3 A. M. on the 15th inst, after a brief illness, aged 80 years.
She had lived in the same house 45 years prior to her death. She was universally respected and beloved, and will be much lamented by her family circle and neighbors.  "Her children shall rise up and call her blessed," and in her case "children's children," also. Her pastor, Rev. D. S. Hooker, officiated at the funeral services at the family residence on Saturday afternoon.

Ontario Co. Journal,  Canandaigua, NY    Fri,     Sept 23, 1892             by: Dianne Thomas

J. W. OVERACRE has made some valuable and timely improvements on his residence.  

Mrs. Ephraim WILBUR has sold her house and lot near the LVRR to Dr. J. MELVIN, et al, for $4,000.

I. M. SMITH has his new house fairly underway and hopes to have it ready for occupancy at an early date.

Mrs. M. N. DEWEY and Miss Mary ARNOLD attended the county WCTU convention at Naples last week. 

Mrs. Harriet SHEFFIELD, a former resident of this place, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. VAN WORMER, In Chautauqua county on Saturday, the 17th inst.  Her remains were brought to Shortsville and funeral services were held from the South Farmington Friends' meeting house on Tuesday morning.  

Orin PIXLEY, one of our oldest residents, died at his home a little north of this place, on the 11th inst., in his 83rd years.  He had been a resident of the town for about 70 years, and a member of the Baptist church, nearly as long.  His wife died about 10 years ago and for the most of the time since then, he has led a lonely life, being cared for by a few kind neighbors (cut off)

Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY    Fri,   Nov 25, 1892                by:  Dianne Thomas

Shortsville News:

Mr. and Mrs. John PERRIT, of Rochester are the guests of relatives here.

J. V. WINTERS returned from Washington DC last Thursday.  He has served a position at Auburn.  

+  The benefit dance held in Harlow's Mill last Wednesday evening, for Frank GINTY, netted $40, which was fully appreciated and gratefully received by him.  

Barney TAYLOR, a lad about 16 years old, met with an unfortunate accident Sunday.  While handling a revolver, which he supposed unloaded, it went off, the ball passing entirely through his left hand and lodging in his left limb, just over the knee.  Dr. J. PRATT of Manchester was immediately summoned who failed to find the ball, but made the suffering as comfortable as possible.  

Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY     Wed,      Jan 18, 1893              by:  Dianne Thomas

Fred E. PRATT, who was elected last spring to the office of Justice of Peace, died in Manchester on Monday of last week and was buried on Thursday.  He was a bright young man, possessed of marked ability and in spite of his feeble health had become quite prominent in local matters.  His death was caused by consumption, from which he has suffered for years.  He was universally loved and and respected and will be mourned by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.  

Ontario Repository Messenger, Canandaigua, NY    Thurs,    Feb 16, 1893     by:  Dianne Thomas

A Manchester Fiend, Jailed -  Thomas CAFERTZOK, a Hungarian, employed on the Lehigh Valley gravel train at Manchester, was jailed last evening charged with a most heinous crime.  Some time during the afternoon, Mrs. HUDOCK, an Italian , mother of a 6 year old girl named Anna, missed the child and at once instituted a search for her.  The frantic mother soon discovered CAFERTZOK in the act of outraging the screaming child.  She at once gave the alarm and the brute was soon under arrest.  He was followed to the Justice's office by an angry mob of citizens and threats of lynching were freely made.  The trembling wretch was hurried to Shortsville by the officers who speedily lodged him in the jail at this place.  He is about 21 years old. 

Democrat & Chronicle,   Rochester, Monroe, N. Y.            Feb. 17, 1893                       by: GSubyak@aol.com

Thomas CAFERTZOK, a member of the Hungarian squad which is at present employed upon the Lehigh Valley gravel train at Manchester, last Wednesday afternoon kidnapped and attempted, if not actually succeeded in criminally assaulting a little six-year-old girl named Anna HUDOCK, Italians employed at Manchester. It appears that sometime during the afternoon the mother missed her child, who had been about the place where the family lived all the morning, and was not in the habit of either wandering off or of going to see any of the neighbors, the Italian family not being on intimate terms with anyone thereabouts. As night approached the woman became more and more apprehensive concerning the protracted absence of the little girl and  expressed fear that she had wandered away and met with some accident.

Having told the neighbors of her alarm, a search was instituted, but it was left for the mother herself to finally discover her child in company with the man in a terrible situation. The fiend attempted to conceal the little girl when approached by the most frantic mother, but his efforts were of no avail, and dropping the girl he attempted to escape, running rapidly from Mrs. HUDOCK. The incensed woman immediately, gave an alarm and a party gave chase and finally captured the man. He begged for mercy, evidently anticipating that something violent was awaiting him, from the angry expressions of the men and the dark faces of his capturers. In fact for a time it appeared as if the crowd was determined to either lynch or burn him, as cries of "burn him! Hang him up!" etc., came from all sides, but he was speedily hurried to the office of Justice Charles L. BRYANT, at Shortsville, where he was followed by a mob, which had greatly increased. He is about 21 years of age. He cannot understand English easily and it was necessary to employ an interpreter at the examination which was conducted before the  justice-of- the-peace. The circumstances were immediately telegraphed to Sheriff INGRAHAM at Canandaigua, and that officer detailed a constable to conduct the prisoner to the county jail. Coroner Orlando J. HALLENBECK visited the scene of the occurrence yesterday and made an examination of the little girl, the result of which will not be made public at present. The  prisoner will be held to await the action of the grand jury.

ONTARIO REPOSITORY and MESSENGER      Thursday     Dec 7, 1893    by: Dianne Thomas

Shortsville - Adelbert MILLS and family were summoned to Port Gibson today to attend his mother's funeral.  she was in her 87th year.  

Port Gibson - Dec 5 - Henry POST, aged 79 years, who had lived in this vicinity many years, died at his home last Thursday.  He was much respected on account of his sterling integrity and kindness as a friend and neighbor.  A devoted wife and two daughters, Mrs. A. H. KING of Clifton Springs and Mrs. Emma BOCKOVEN of Palmyra, mourn the loss of a dear companion and father. (article is cut off)

Democrat & Chronicle,   Rochester, Monroe, NY        Dec. 16, 1893                               by: GSubyak@aol.com

The Presbyterian Sunday-school of Shortsville has elected the following officers for the coming year: Superintendent, Wendell K. BUSHNELL; assistant superintendent, Isaac L. BENSON; secretary, Grover M. RIPPEY; treasurer, J. Chauncey HARLOW; librarian, Walter BRONSON; chorister, H. O. KLINCK; organist, John RECORD; Miss Florence HOFF, missionary treasurer.

Democrat & Chronicle,   Rochester, Monroe, NY    Monday,  Dec. 18, 1893             by: GSubyak@aol.com

Mrs. Calista WILCOX, of Palmyra, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dr. MELOIN, in Manchester, last Friday, aged 78 years. The funeral will be held at the home of Dr. MELOIN this morning at 11 o'clock.

The Shortsville Enterprise, Shortsville, NY    Saturday,  January 13, 1894           by: Dianne Thomas                

 About Town

ONTARIO REPOSITORY and MESSENGER      February 8, 1894    Pg 8, col 4    by: Ron Hanley
 HERENDEEN - GAYLORD - At Zion Episcopal Church, Palmyra, January 31st, Richard W. Herendeen, of Manchester, and Minnie Gaylord.

Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY     Friday    March 16,  1894      by: Dianne Thomas

Shortsville News:

Miss Grace THOMAS spent the first of the week in this place, returning to her home in Rochester, Tuesday evening. 


+  The funeral of Paul DALEY took place form the Catholic Church in this village, Wednesday forenoon.  Interment was at Clifton Springs.


+  The remains of Miss Etta MC DONALD, whose death occurred at Buffalo on Wednesday, were brought to this place on Thursday afternoon.  The funeral services were held from the residence of H. O. KLINCK of Friday.  Interment in the new cemetery. 

Shortsville Enterprise, Shortsville, Ontario Co., NY      Friday        Mar 17. 1894  Pg 3      by: Dianne Thomas

Manchester Murmurings:

+ The prayer meeting was held at the home of Mrs. WM. MURPHY this week.

+ Mr. and Mrs. G. BLOOMFIELD were guests of his sister in Honeoye over Sunday.


+ Mr. Thomas KINNEY died at his home last Tuesday evening, after a long illness. He was an aged resident.


+ The youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. FLACK has had a severe attack of croup.  Dr. BURROGHS of Shortsville attended him

+ Mr. Carl HELLIS, who has worked for Mr. Edmond SMITH the past years, has moved with his family to Phelps.

+ Mrs. JOEL, who has been in Gorham caring for her mother, who recently broke her arm, has returned to her home in this place.

+ A surprise was given to Mr. Geo. BEMENT the 10th inst., it being his birthday, at the home of his aunt, Mrs. C. POWELL.  All report a very pleasant time.

+ Mrs. W. H. POST, will be prepared on Wednesday, March 21st, to furnish her customers with the leading Easter styles in hats and bonnets.


+ Mrs. Sarah PRATT died Thursday night at about midnight. The funeral will be held at the house this Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. She was 59 years old last January, and though born in Hartford, Conn., she came to Manchester when quite young and here spent most all her years. Her life had been one of toil, and her energies given to the care and comfort of others. She has seen much of suffering, but through it all has shown a patient and self sacrificing spirit.  Out of a family of twelve children there are left four sons and two daughters, most of whom were with their mother during her last hours. She bid them all goodbye and said she was going to be with Jesus, that it was hard to die, but that she was not afraid.
In her younger days she experienced religion, and though obstacles, which to her seemed insurmountable, prevented her with uniting with a church then, and later on in life sickness and family cares hindered, she had always in mind to sometime identify herself with some company of Christian people.  During her last sickness she expressed regret that she had not been more persistent in her efforts to carry out her desire for a public profession of her faith, saying that by so doing she could have served her Savior better, and perhaps been more helpful to people about her. She stated to friends that, notwithstanding these hindrances, she had never lost sight of her hope in Christ, gained in her youth, and that He had been with her through all her trials.  Yet those about her dying bed she said she was going to meet those who had gone before. Surely, to her, this promise of the Master, has been fulfilled. "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."


In District No. 5

+ Mr. P. RYAN will soon move onto the LAWRENCE farm.  

+ Mr. John WILLSON was the guest of relatives in Manchester over Sunday.

+ A pleasant surprise was given Miss Carrie ROCKEFELLER by a number of her friends last Friday evening.

+ The dancing party held at Geo. MOSHER'S on Tuesday evening was largely attended, and a very enjoyable time was had.  Music was furnished by a Shortsville orchestra.

+ Mrs. Lottie WAYNE and Miss Flora VAN WINLKE attended the entertainment at Shortsville, Friday evening, remaining over Sunday as guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. WAYNE.


+ The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Henry LA MOTT, were saddened to hear of the death of their youngest daughter, Mabel, which occurred at their home in Auburn on Saturday, March 3rd.  Her death was due to membranous croup, which lasted but one short week.  Had she lived until the 15th inst., she would have been 5 years old.  Little Mabel, a most winsome child and her loving actions won the hearts of both old and young.  She was so pure that in five short years she was called to the Heavenly Home.  The afflicted father, mother and little sister have the sympathy of the entire community. 

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


KENNEDY - In Manchester, March 13th, Thomas KENNEDY, aged 76 years

PRATT - At Manchester, March 15th, Sarah, wife of Augustus PRATT, aged 59 years



Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY        March 23,  1894    contributed by Dianne Thomas



+ Mrs. Sarah PRATT died at her home last Thursday night, at the age of about sixty years.  The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon.

+ Mrs. John W. OVERACRE and son Charles, are visiting relatives in Baltimore.

+ Mrs. E. C. LONG has gone to her home in Maine, where her father is very sick.




+ Thomas OSGOOD has been ill for the past week.  

+ M. BIDWELL of Plattsburg, is visiting his brother and family.

+ Mary E. FURNER is confined to the house by nervous prostration.

+ Stephen BEACH of Bristol, spent Saturday and Sunday with his sister, Mrs. L. E. HOWE.

+ Wm. J. BEALS and family intend to move to Rochester about the first of April.  They have been residents of Shortsville a number of years.

+ Early on Friday evening, a daring robbery was committed at the home of J. T WISNER, on Main street.  The lower half of a window was removed, through which the robber entered in the absence of the family, and about $23 dollars was taken, also two dozen silver spoons.  The spoons were found next morning behind the Empire Drill Company's office door.  Fifty dollars was lying quite near the amount taken, which the burglar fortunately did not discover.


Port Gibson:

+ Miss Kittie MAYNE of Sodus, spent Saturday and Sunday with her school friend, Miss Cassie FELLER

+ The ladies of the  W.C.T.U. held a temperance social at the parsonage last Tuesday evening.


Shortsville Enterprise, Shortsville, Ontario Co., NY  Saturday   Mar 24, 1894  Pg 3      by: Dianne Thomas

+ Thomas KENNEDY, one of our oldest residents, died at his home in the northern part of the town on Thursday, aged 76 years.  The funeral was held from his late home on Friday, and the remains were taken to Palmyra for interment.


+ The 4 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi REDFIELD, unbeknown to his parents, strolled over to Shortsville on Tuesday.  fortunately for the little fellow, he was recognized by Grove RIPPEY, who in turn was remembered by our ex-trustee's son, who remembered Grove, as a former pleasant caller at the home of papa REDFIELD, on State street. Grove returned Master REDFIELD to his anxious parents, receiving not only their heart felt thanks, but also those of their lady boarder, who assists in teaching the "young idea how to shoot" in our village institution of learning.

+ Mrs. DYER was a guest of friends at Hornellsville the first of the week.

+ Mr. Hinman SMITH has commenced with his residence on State street.  

+  A bright eyed baby boy came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. MORRIS on Sunday morning.

+ A surprise party was given Mr. Geo. STEVENS and family, Thursday evening, by a large number of their friends. They remove to Marion next Monday.

+ A telegram received on Monday summoned Mrs. E. C. LONG to Maine.  Her father is dangerously ill with pneumonia, but it is hoped that it bay not prove fatal. 

+ Mr. PERCHEL is also in for building.  He is putting up a two story building and the ground floor is to be arranged for two stores.  Several more houses are soon to be built. 

+ A surprise was given to Mr. George BEMENT, the 10th inst., it being his birthday, at the home of his aunt, Mrs. C. POWELL.  All report a  very pleasant time.  

+ Mr. Carl HELLIS who has worked for Mr. Edmond SMITH the past year, has moved with his family to Phelps.

Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY        Apr 4, 1894    contributed by Dianne Thomas

In Manchester:


+ Died in Manchester, March 27, Willis GOODNOW, aged 61 years.  Mr. GOODNOW leaves an aged mother and a widow, one sister, Mrs. W. A. HERENDEEN, of Farmington, and two brothers, J. S. GOODNOW of Marion, Ohio and Lucian GOODNOW of Coldwater, Michigan.  The deceased was a kind and loving husband, possessing a genial disposition, ever ready to assist all who called upon him.  He was an active business man.  Early in life he commenced buying cattle, and this occupation he followed for years.  During this time he bought and shipped large quantities of stock to Europe, always accompanying them himself.  Failing health compelled him to abandon this occupation.  Then he purchased the property in Shortsville known as the Cottage Hotel, where he resided two years.  The business seemed distasteful to him and he left Shortsville, and retired to a beautiful home in Victor, where he remained three years when he removed to Manchester.  Here he erected a new house and was welcomed by many friends who have proved their love and esteem by many acts of kindness during his long and painful illness.  Mrs. GOODNOW wishes to thank the kind friends and neighbors for the many acts of kindness shown her during her husband's last illness.

+ Mrs. A. K. ALDRICH has moved her newly erected barn on State street to the front of the lot.  It will be remodeled and when completed, will be occupied as a hardware store.  Another addition to our business industry.


In Shortsville:

+ Miss Eva KLINCK gave a party to her numerous acquaintances and school mates on Monday evening.  It was her birthday .

+ Herbert H. BROWN returned to his studies at LaFayette college, Easton, Pa., on Tuesday, via the L.V.R.R. from Manchester.  he occupied the pulpit at the Presbyterian church last Sunday evening and acquitted himself with credit.

+ It is moving time now with many of our citizens.  Among those "on the wing" and their new "roosting places" we mention the following: A. F. POWER and family to C. H. MASON'S home on Grove street; F. W. PERRY and family to his newly acquired residence on Booth street; Abram HILLS and family to the I. B. KIPP hose on Grove street; John L. GLASS and wife to Mrs. DANN'S house, corner of booth and Grove streets; F. S. BIDWELL and family to the JONES house on Main street; C. S. TILLY and wife in their new home on Grove street; Hinckley TAY and family to the house, corner of Main and Canandaigua streets, which they recently purchased from Mrs. C. S. TILEY; Mrs. Mercy POWER and daughter, Minnie, to Fairport; W. H. COWEN and sister, Allie, to the east part of the WOODRUFF house on Main street; W. J. BEALS and family to Rochester; and F. W. SEARLES and family to Manchester.

+ Mr. and Mrs. Myron BUCK of St. Louis, visited at Mrs. C. M. WALKER'S recently and incidentally inspected the library.  Mr. BUCK expressed great satisfaction at leering how well patronized his benefaction is, it showing conclusively how his efforts in behalf of his native village are appreciated.

+ C. W. BROWN visited friends in Rochester over Sunday and incidentally visited the art club's exhibition at the chamber of commerce on Saturday.

+ Mr. and Mrs. Phillip GILLIGAN, after a few months sojourn in Rochester, have returned to our village and are now occupying their own house on Mather street.

Shortsville Enterprise, Shortsville, Ontario Co., NY   Apr 7. 1894  Pg 3      by: Dianne Thomas

Manchester Murmurings:

+ Miss Matie REED was calling on old friends Tuesday.

+ Miss Sarah DIBBLE spent a portion of the week in Farmington.

+ Mrs. LA BOUNTY is very sick.  Miss Lillie RUSSELL of Shortsville, is staying with her.

+ Miss Bessie WILLSON spent Saturday with her brother, J. R. WILLSON and family at Gypsum.

+ Mr. Isaac DATTHYN and his sister, Miss Susie Rose, spent Sunday in Rochester with their uncle.

+ Master Hobart WILLSON, of Gypsum, had been spending the past week with relatives in this place.

+ Mr. CHRISTOFF having spent the winter with friends in Marion, returned to his home here last week.

+ Ground has been broken for two more new houses on State street- one belonging to Dannie WELLS and the other to Ed PAYNE.

+ The Shakespeare club held their banquet at the home of Miss Anna STONE last week Friday evening.  All had a very enjoyable time. 

+ Mr. and Mrs. Richard HINDES were surprised last week, Friday night, by a number of their friends, who walked in and spent the evening.  A candy pull was the feature of the evening.

+ Mr. WINSLOW has moved into Wm. ROUSE'S house; Mr. DEARBORN into Ed SMITH'S house; Dannie WELLS is going to try the country air, he having rented Geo. POWER'S farm in Farmington, and moved there this week.

+ Unclaimed letters in post office at this place, April 1st, are as follows: Mrs. L. H. BAXTER, Mrs. L. BAXTER, W. H. JOHNSON (2), Henry E. BURNHAM, D. L. DON, Elliot C. LAMBERT, Miss Nellie PARKER, Thomas ROLLARD, J. REED, Miss Louisa SIMONDS, John WISE, Mrs. Edward SABORN, Solomon WINGER.  - John RODNEY Post Master

+ Our much esteemed townsman, Mr. Hinkley TAY and family, have moved to Shortsville.  Their many friends in town, who part with them reluctantly, wish them health, happiness and prosperity in their new home.  Mr. TAY has discharged the duties as Overseer of the Poor in our town, faithfully and honorably, for the past 23 years.

Unknown Paper    August 1894                   by:    Ron Hanley  

The Lehigh Scores Another Victim
Erastus Tiffany, and aged resident of Manchester, was struck by a passenger engine on the Lehigh Valley railroad, on Monday afternoon shortly after 3 o'clock, and instantly killed. He was walking on the east bound track over the railroad bridge, when he noted the approach of a freight train. Without pausing to look, he stepped over on the opposite track, just in front of a rapidly approaching passenger engine, and was struck, thrown from the track and instantly killed. It seems almost miraculous that the body was not thrown from the bridge into the outlet, some twenty feet below. It was an awful blow that so suddenly ended his life, for though his body showed but few bruises, his arm and hip being broken, the shock was sufficient to cause concussion of the brain, resulting in instant death. His remains were taken to the station, and Dr. P. P. Howe summoned, who after examining the remains, found injuries existing as above listed. 
Coroner O. J. Hallenbeck, of Canandaigua, was called, and upon his arrival, impaneled a jury, composed of the following named
gentlemen: A. Dunham, A. L. Dewey, T. C. Rodney, B. F. Wheat, E. Herrington, J. Proschel, E. G. Luscher, O. D. Herendeen and L. H. Aldrich. After viewing the remains, the inquest was adjourned, owing to the absence of witnesses, until the following afternoon, and the remains were taken in charge by undertaker F. A. Utter, of Manchester, and removed to the home of his son, George, with whom he resided. 
Tuesday afternoon the jury met at the L. V. Dispatcher's office, and rendered the following verdict:  We find that Erastus E. Tiffany came to his death August 13th by being struck by engine No. 382, attached to train No. 13, on the Lehigh Valley Railroad, while walking or standing on the bridge of the above mentioned company, located east of the depot at Manchester. The immediate cause of death was concussion of the brain. 
We further find that the employees in charge of said train No. 13, done all in their power, and used all precautions to prevent the
accident, and we would exonerate such employees or company from blame in causing the death of the said Erastus E. Tiffany. 
The funeral services were held from his son's house on Thursday afternoon, the Rev. J. F. Pearse officiating, and the remains were
interred in the new cemetery. (Brookside)

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES        Wed.    Nov. 28, 1894    Pg 2, col 4                        by:    Ron Hanley
Post Master John Rodney, of this place has been granted an increase in pension from $4 to $8 per month, and back pay amounting to $178.80. John, your many friends congratulate you on your good fortune, and trust you will not be Hoked !

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