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Manchester News   1917 - 1918

(Includes news for Shortsville& some Palmyra)    

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THE SHORTSVILLE ENTERPRISE     Thursday     January 4, 1917      Front Page,  col 5   by:  Ron Hanley      
Third Death in Past Four Months
The death of Herbert Inglis Schlecht, the 2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. David Schlecht, occurred at the family home at 11 o'clock on Tuesday morning. Demise was occasioned by an attack of whooping cough.  The death of this child makes the third one in the Schlecht family within the past four months, a brother and sister having died within a week last September. 
The survivors are the parents, two brothers and two sisters. The funeral services will be held from the family home this Thursday
afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. E. S. Annable, of this village. The burial will be made in Pioneer cemetery, east of Shortsville.

Shortsville Enterprise, Shortsville, NY    Thursday,    January 4, 1917         by: Dianne Thomas

Daniel CUMMINGS Dies Wednesday - Just as we close these forms on the press, word reaches us in the effect that Daniel L. CUMMINGS, of Booth street,... had been so seriously ill with pleurisy for the past week, ... at his home shortly after ..... o'clock on Wednesday noon.  His age was 39 years.  At this writing not further particulars are available and funeral arrangements are not yet complete. 

CROWELL - FARNSWORTH - The marriage of Miss Mildred FARNSWORTH, daughter of Mrs. Denora FARNSWORTH of Manchester town, and Robert CROWELL, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee CROWELL of Farmington, was solemnized at the Baptist parsonage in Clifton Springs on New Years' Evening.  The nuptial know was tied by the Rev. Volney A. SAGE.  The couple was attended by Madeline COLEMAN, who resides just east of this village, and William CROWELL, a brother of the groom.  Following the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. CROWELL departed for a bridal journey and upon their return will make their home in Farmington.  The many friends of the popular young couple join in extending felicitations. 

Shortsville Enterprise, Shortsville, NY    Thursday,    Feb 1, 1917         by: Dianne Thomas

+ Suicide or Murder - The body of Russell MAHANEY, aged 21 years, of Clarkson, NY, was found in an isolated track known as Shepard's woods, along the "Stone Quarry" road, by two hunters on Saturday.  A bullet wound through the lungs was the cause of death, but the authorities now have the problem of determining whether it was self inflicted or is a case of murder.  Young MAHANEY was adopted by (cut off) 

+ Nearly Drowned in Lehigh Ash pit - Orville HUDSON, of Manchester, narrowly escaped death at an early hour, last Saturday morning, when he fell into one of the water ash pits at the roundhouse in the Lehigh Valley in that village.  He had taken an engine to a pit to have it cleaned, when he lost his balance and fell into the water.  Each pit contains about 11 feet of water, and as it was several minutes before help could reach HUDSON, he was overcome and lost consciousness.  Medical aid soon revived him, however, and he was carried to his home to recover.

+ Local Man left $2,065.09 Estate - According to the transfer tax report, filed in Surrogate's court at Canandaigua on Monday, Francis L. BROWN, a late resident of Robinson street, left an estate amounting to $2,065.09.  Debts, commissions, expenses and the widow's exemptions amounted to $605.19, the balance for distribution being $1,459.09.  Those sharing the estate are Flora E. BROWN, widow, $500.79; Louis L., Arthur A., W. Wallace, Herbert H., H. Lawrence, J. Clarence and Vera J. BROWN and Edna Brown ELLIOTT, sons and daughters, $119.89 each.

+ The death of Luther J. HOWE, one of Shortsville's business men, occurred at his home on High street about 11 o'clock on Saturday evening.  He had been ill since the previous Sunday, suffering from pneumonia.  His age was 53 years.  Luther J. HOWE was born in Palmyra on January 28, 1864, a son of the late Harris and Sarah Clarke HOWE.  During his boyhood days he lived for a time at Marion, NY and also spent seven years as a resident of Hopewell.  The remainder of his life had been passed in Shortsville.  About 13 years ago he purchased the milk route conducted in the village by Aldrich J. LATTING, continuing the business until the time of his death.  He covered his route for the last time on the Sunday preceding his demise.   

Mr. HOWE was united in marriage with Miss Hattie BEACH of Bristol Center, on August 15, 1888.  He was a member of the Shortsville Presbyterian church; of Parlor Village Lodge No. 88 I.O.O.F; of Chosen Friends Encampment Lodge, of this village and the local ten of the Knights of the Maccabees.  Mr. HOWE was a man most highly respected by all who knew him and those who knew him best admired him most.  He possessed a cheerful disposition and always had a happy word of greeting for all his friends and acquaintances.  In his business relations his word was as good as his bond; and if as has been said, "An honest man is the noblest work of God," he was that man.  He believed in fair dealing with everyone; we doubt if he ever had an enemy.  He was most devoted (cut off)

Shortsville Enterprise, Shortsville, NY    Thursday,    Feb 1, 1917         by: Dianne Thomas

+ Former Village Young Man Wed - The marriage of Roy C. BROOMFIELD, a former resident here and student of the Shortsville High School, son of Mr. & Mrs. Henry BROOMFIELD of Farmington, and Miss Mildred HANEY, only daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Mark HANEY, of Victor, were solemnized at the M. E. parsonage in Victor at 4 o'clock last Thursday afternoon.  The nuptial know was tied by the Rev. James W. ALLATT, the ring service being used.  The bridal couple was unattended.  The bride was gowned in a suit of blue chiffon and wore a corsage bouquet of American beauty roses.  Following the ceremony, the popular young couple departed for their new home in Rochester, where they will be at home to their friends after Feb. 25.  The parents of both contracting parties preceded them to their home, where a wedding supper was served to a party of relatives.  Mr. BROOMFIELD has been employed the past two years by the Eastman Kodak Co., of Rochester.  Shortsville friends join us in extending hearty congratulations and best wishes for a happy and prosperous married life.  (see article in Feb 8th issue) 

+ News Notes of 25 Years Ago - The following items are copied from the file of The Enterprise of 25 years ago, from the issue of Saturday, Feb 13, 1892:

Shortsville Enterprise, Shortsville, NY    Thursday,    Feb 8, 1917         by: Dianne Thomas

+ Suicide Verdict In MAHANEY Death - A verdict of suicide has been rendered by Coroner SMITH, of Canandaigua in the case of Russell MAHANEY, aged 21 years , of Clarkson, NY, whose body was found in the shepherd woods, south of this village, a few days ago.  Coroner SMITH states that although the gun which killed MAHANEY has not yet been located, he believes that when Spring removes the mantles of snow, it will be located.  

+ Engagement Announced - Mr. & Mrs. Mark C. HANEY of Victor, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Mildred E. HANEY to Roy C. BROOMFIELD of Shortsville. 

+ Held in Hospital for Observation - The following item is copied from Monday's issue of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle and is from the pen of the Canandaigua Correspondent.  We quote:  " Canandaigua, Feb 4. - Deputy Sheriff William S. MILLS and Jailer George CLOHECY had a tough ten minutes yesterday when they arrested Eleanor ANTHONY, 19 years of age, at the residence of her parents in Manchester, upon a charge of disorderly conduct.  The two officers went to the ANTHONY house armed with a warrant issued by Justice of the Peace, B. Bennett BROWN, of Shortsville, after complaint had been made by neighbors of the conduct of the girl.  When Deputy MILLS attempted to serve the warrant on the young woman, she plunged at him with a pair of shears, her mother also plunged into the fray and set their bulldog upon the two officers. The mother weighs about 185 pounds, it is said, and Jailer CLOHECY is authority for the statement that she put up a good scrap.  The bulldog seized the seat of the Deputy MILL'S trousers and hung on as bulldogs are wont to do.  Between the young woman and the bulldog, Deputy MILLS spent a few anxious moments but finally was able to shake off the dog and subdue the girl.  Turnkey CLOHECY in the meantime forced thee mother to cease fighting and the two officers escorted their prisoner to Justice BROWN'S office, where her father appeared and signified his willingness to have the girl kept in custody.  Dr. Daniel A. EISELINE, of Shortsville and Dr. John PRATT of Manchester gave their opinion that the girl is  (cut off)  

+ Woman Sent to Willard Asylum - Miss Eleanor ANTHONY of Manchester, whose arrest and and removal to a Canandaigua hospital on Saturday for observation is published in another column in this issue, has been declared insane by a commission composed of Dr. D. A. EISENLINE, of this village, and Dr. J. H. PRATT of Manchester.  On Tuesday she will be committed to the Willard state hospital by County Judge FITCH in county court. 

+ HALPIN - MIDDLEBROOK - The home of Mr. & Mrs. Robert MIDDLEBROOK, of Manchester town, was the scene of wedding festivities on Saturday afternoon last, when their only daughter, Miss Mary Isabel MIDDLEBROOK, became the bride of Edward HALPIN, son of John HALPIN of Odessa, this State.  The nuptial knot was tied at 4 o'clock by the Rev. Edward JARVIS, pastor of the Manchester M. E. church.  The ring services was used.  The ceremony was performed in the front parlor beneath a large white bell suspended from a pink and white arch.  The "Bridal Chorus" from Lonhegrin was played by the bride's brother, Kenneth MIDDLEBROOK, and the attendants were Mr. & Mrs. Lynn MIDDLEBROOK, the former also a brother of the bride.  Miss MIDDLEBROOK was attired in a gown of white crepe de chine, with pearl trimmings and carried a shower bouquet of bride roses.  Her maid was gowned in white silk batiste, trimmed with pink satin, and carried pink and white carnations.  Following the ceremony a five course wedding dinner was served, covers being laid for ten at the bride's table.  Mr. & Mrs. HALPIN left on an evening train for New York, Philadelphia and Washington, and on their return will make their home at Hill Crest farm, near Odessa.  They will be home to their friends, after March 1.  Miss MIDDLEBROOK is a graduate of (cut off) 

+ Manchester Fire Does Little Damage - Last Thursday shortly after 7 o'clock, fire was discovered in the residence of Mrs. Addie COOLIDGE in Main street, Manchester.  Prompt discovery and the rapid manner in which the members of the Manchester Fire Department responded to the alarm, resulted in quenching the blaze before it had caused heavy damage or made much headway.  It is believed to have been caused by a lighted match dropped in a careless manner by one of the several boarders at the Coolidge home.  The structure is owned by Mrs. GOODNOW, and the damage is fully covered by insurance.

+ News Notes of 25 Year Ago - The following items are copied from the file of The Enterprise, of 25 years ago, or of the issue of Saturday, Feb 6, 1892:

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

+ Dennis O' KEEFE, only son of James and Margaret Dillon O' KEEFE, passed away at the home of his parents at Macedon on Sunday morning, following a few days illness of pneumonia.  He was born in Farmington, October 8, 1883, and that same years went with his parents to Macedon, where he had since made his home.  He was married to Florence FARRELL who, with one son, his parents, and three sisters, Mrs. Floyd SPANGENBURG, Mrs. Guy WHITE and Miss Katherine O KEEFE, of Macedon, survive him.  The funeral will take place from St. Patrick's church in Macedon on Friday.

+ Negro Killed in Manchester Yards - A Negro, whose name is supposed to be Charles WILSON, was killed in the Lehigh Valley yards at Manchester about 6:30 o'clock on Saturday evening.  The man came from Rochester that evening on the 6:20 train with a gang of other workmen to work at the Lehigh Valley transfer station, and was on his way to a bunk car in the yards when the accident occurred.  The men missed WILSON when ear the yard office and went back to find him. They located his hat, but nothing was then seen of the Negro.  Word was sent to the yard office and further search was made by employees there.  They finally located WILSON'S mangled body about 600 fee west of the office building.  His head was crushed and the larger portion of it was never found.  His arm was also badly mangled and his body showed signs of numerous bruises.  Coroner D. A. EISELINE of Grove street, was summoned and he ordered (cut off)

+ Invitations Out for Wedding - Cards of invitations have been issued by Mr. & Mrs. John Q. WELLS for the marriage of their daughter, Miss Ethel Marion WELLS, to George Benton GLOVER.  The ceremony will be performed at "Fruitmore", the WELLS home, on Wednesday, Feb 28, at high noon.

Shortsville Enterprise, Shortsville, NY    Thursday,    April 26, 1917         by: Dianne Thomas

SPINK - VAN VALKENBERG - The home of Mr. & Mrs. Fred J. BULLOCK in High street, was the scene of a pretty but quiet wedding on Saturday afternoon, when the latter's sister, Miss Ruth M. VAN VALKENBERG, of Lima, became the bride of Walter U. SPINK, of Rochester.  the nuptial knot was tied at 4:30 o'clock by the Rev. Edward JARVIS, pastor of the Manchester, M. E. church in the presence of the immediate relatives of the contracting parties.  the double ring service was used, and the bridal couple were unattended.  The home attractively decorated with potted plants and cut flowers, the color scheme being pink and white.  The ceremony was performed under an arch of green form which a white bell was suspended.  Miss VAN VALKENBERG was attired in a gown of white organdle and carried a bouquet of bride roses.  She is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Miles VAN VALKENBERG, of Lima, and is a graduate of the Genesee Weslyan Seminary in that place.  The groom is a son of Mr. & Mrs. Ulysses SPINK of Industry, NY.  Following the ceremony a wedding supper was served, the bride's table being decorated with pink and white sweet peas and candles.  Mr. & Mrs. SPINK departed later for an automobile trip to Eastern cities; and on the conclusion of their honeymoon journey, they will return to Rochester and reside at No. 309 (cut off)

PARMELEE - SENTLER - At St. John's rectory in Canandaigua, last week, Wednesday evening, took place the marriage of Milton PARMELEE, son of Mr. & Mrs. Edward PARMELEE of Canandaigua ,and Miss Hattie SENTLER of Scranton, Pa., who has been employed at Memorial hospital in that city for about four years.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Herbert L. GAYLORD, in presence of Miss Pauline BANKEY and Mrs. GAYLORD.   Miss SENTLER was attired in a dark blue traveling suit with hat to match and carried a shower bouquet of sweet peas.  following the ceremony, Mr. & Mrs. PARMELEE left for a wedding trip to Philadelphia and New York, where they plan to remain for two weeks.  Upon their return, they will make their home in this village, Mr. PARMELEE being employed by the Lehigh Valley in the Manchester yards.  Shortsville friends join in extending felicitations.

+ George HACKETT - The remains of George HACKETT, who died in Batavia on Friday, were received in this village on __day, and funeral services were from the M. E. church at 2 o'clock that afternoon.  The services conducted by the Rev. D. H. MC KENZIE, in the absence of the regular pastor, Rev. E. S. ANNABLE, who is ill.  The burial was made in Brookside cemetery.  George HACKETT was born in the township of Manchester, on Sept ? 1845, a son of the late Oliver and Rhoda HACKETT.   He was a veteran of the Civil War, having served with the 16th New York infantry and at the close of the war, he was married to Miss Lydia JOHNSON, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James JOHNSON of this village.  The survivors are his wife, his daughter, Mrs. William MORAN, two sons, John and Claude HACKETT of Batavia, one brother, A. HACKETT of Manchester and two nephews, Fred and Charles HACKETT, also of Manchester. 

+ Another Veteran Honored on Birthday - On Friday last (Apr 20th), Charles M. SISCO of Water street, celebrated the  ___ anniversary of his birth.  To note the event a memorable one in the life of this esteemed citizen, Mr. SISCO was honored by a birthday ___tion given him in Grand Army, by the members of Herendeen Post No. 107, G.A.R., of which he is a member and Herendeen R. Corps.  The event was a surprise to Mr. SISCO and was particularly successful in that direction.  The hall was prettily decorated with National colors in honor of the occasion and the afternoon was filled with singing, story telling and playing cards.  A delectable supper was served, the entire affair being in charge of the following committee: Mrs. Charles VANDENBURG, William W. PHALEN, Mrs. Augustus BARBOUR and Mrs. R. R. LOSEE.


+ News Notes of 25 Years Ago - The following items are copied form the file of The Enterprise, of 25 years ago, or of the issue of Saturday, Apr 23, 1892:

+ Dr. Melvin brought to this office, on Thursday afternoon, a bunch of full blown apple blossoms.

+ Married at the pastors study in Manchester, on Wednesday, April 20th , by Rev. Dewitt S. HOOKER, Clarence L. SMITH and Miss Florence L. BURNS, both of Manchester.

+ Porter SMITH of Farmington, has a week old Jersey calf that is absolutely bald headed. 

+ Albert WHITNEY and family have returned to Shortsville, after a year's residence in Orleans.

+ Master Ralph BEALS celebrated his 8th anniversary of his birth on Tuesday afternoon and from 4 until 8, a reception was tendered for him to a large number of his young playmates.  

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester,  NY     Tuesday,   May 22, 1917                by: GSubyak@aol.com  


Shortsville, May 21 - Miss Mary McGINTY, for more than sixty years a resident of this village, died at her home on Ontario street at 9 o'clock last evening, after a long illness. She was a daughter of the late Owen and Margaret MURPHY McGINTY, and was born in Canandaigua March 9, 1851. Four years after her birth her parents moved to Shortsville, into the house which has ever since been her home. For the past twenty-five years she kept house for her brother. She was a member of St. Dominic's Church. She leaves a brother, William McGINTY, of Shortsville, and a sister, Mrs. Charles McGINTY, of Niagara Falls. The funeral will be held in St. Dominic's Church at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning, conducted by the Rev. William RYAN, and interment will follow in the Catholic cemetery in Shortsville.  (St. Rose)


Shortsville, May 21 - Shortsville relatives have received word of the death of Henry BROWNE, a former resident of this village, which occurred at Berkeley, Cal., on Friday, caused by bronchial pneumonia, Mr. BROWNE was a son of the late Edward BROWNE, and was born in 1879, in Dayton, Ohio, where he lived until the death of his father in 1892, and then came with his mother to Shortsville, which was his home until 1902. In that year they went to Galena, Ill., and later to Dubuque, Iowa. For the past year they have been in Berkeley, where Mr. BROWNE was looking after the interests of a large lumber concern with which he held a responsible position for several years. He received his education in the Shortsville High School and was for a time deputy postmaster at the Shortsville office. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Hannah BROWNE, and his wife, both of Berkeley, Cal.

Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY    Friday   July 6, 1917      Pg 4, col 2               by: Dianne Thomas

James O' BRYAN, one of the best known residents of the village of Shortsville, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary ARCHIBALD, on Saturday, aged 80 years. He  was a son of William and Mary Bowe O'BRYAN and was born in Kilkenny, Ireland, December 12, 1837.  In the years 1861 he was united in marriage with Miss Julia HART of his native town and in 1863 they sailed for America and settled in Palmyra.  A few years later he took up agricultural pursuits and located in Farmington, where he was a successful farmer for 38 years.  Sixteen years ago, he retired from farming and took up residence in Shortsville, where his wife died in 1909.  He is survived by four sons, John J. and James F. O'BRYAN of Palmyra, Edward O'BRYAN of Peoria, Ill., and William O'BRYAN of Shortsville; three daughters, Mrs. Thomas BROPHY, Mrs. Martin O'BRIEN and Mrs. Mary ARCHIBALD, all of Shortsville; one brother, Michael O'BRYAN of Peoria, Ill, and nine grandchildren.  The funeral was held from St. Dominic's church, Shortsville, on Tuesday, conducted by Rev. William P. RYAN and burial was made in St. Ann's Cemetery at Clifton Springs

Shortsville Enterprise, Shortsville, NY      Thursday,         July 26, 1917            by: Dianne Thomas

+  BOOTH - BOOTH  - The marriage of Miss Effie BOOTH, daughter of Edson BOOTH of Booth street, and Ralph M. BOOTH of Baggs, Wyoming, son of Mr. & Mrs. Sharon M. BOOTH, of Booth street, was solemnized at the home of the bride's father at 4 o'clock last Thursday afternoon.  The nuptial knot was tied by the Rev. Frank E. EDEN, pastor of the Baptist church at Mansfield, Pa., in the presence of about twenty of the immediate relatives and friends of the contracting parties. Following the ceremony a wedding supper was served, covers being laid for twelve at the bride's table.  this table was decorated with pint and white roses.  The waitresses were Miss Anna ROSS, Mrs. Edwin J. HALL and Mrs. Murray MASON, friends of the bride.   Mr. & Mrs. BOOTH left that evening for a wedding trip, which will include stops in Detroit, Chicago and Denver.  After September 1, they will be at home to their friends at Baggs, where Mr. BOOTH is one of the leading citizens, representing the people in that district, in the State legislature.  A large concourse of friends here join The Enterprise in extending hearty congratulations and best wishes.

Allen REDDING, of this place, who is employed as a moulder in the factory of the Papec Machine company, was quite badly injured while at work last Thursday morning .  The young man was operating a compressed air hoist, suspended from the ceiling, when the machine broke loose from its fastening and dropped onto his right arm.  The machine is heavy in weight and struck the arm a powerful blow, but fortunately, no bones were broken, although a severe bruise resulted.  He was given immediate medical aid, but it will require several weeks before the arm will be fit for use again.


News Notes of 25 Years Ago - The following items are copied from the file of  The Enterprise, of 25 years ago, or of the issue of Saturday, July 23, 1892: 

+ William PETTY is now the proud possessor of a new self-binder.

+ It may prove of interest to all of our older readers, to learn that the first barn erected in the town of Farmington, owned by George MERSEREAU, is being re-shingled for the first time since it was built - probably four score ago. 

+ Mr. and Mrs. Will T. HICKMOTT, of Manchester, are rejoicing over the arrival of a little son at their home, on Monday.

+ School in District No. 1, Farmington, closed last week Friday.  On Saturday, the teacher, Miss Edith BOOTH, gave the scholars a party at her home.  They in turn presented her with a gold pencil.

ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL     Friday      November 2, 1917     Pg 10 , col 3        by:  Ron Hanley      

Manchester - James S. Carson, aged 80 years, was found dead at his home on Main street, Shortsville, on Friday, where he had lived alone since the death of his wife a few years ago. He had evidently risen as usual and was completely dressed when death came. Coroner D. A. Eisline stated that death was due to apoplexy.  He was born in Wintonshire, Scotland, on August 22, 1837, and came with his parents to America in 1849, landing in New York City and going up the Hudson in the steamship Empire, which was run into and sunk, his mother and sister perishing in the accident.  His father and the rest of the family came on to Canandaigua and settled near that town.

When the Civil War broke out, he enlisted in Company B., New York Volunteer Infantry, and reenlisted in January, 1863. On April 20, 1864, he was made a corporal and was soon after taken prisoner. The story of his imprisonment  and escape was a thrilling one. He was mustered out on June 15, 1865, and returned to Farmington. He was married  to Miss Mary Herendeen, of Farmington, on July 4, 1866. She died June 16, 1912. Mr. Carson served as justice of the peace from 1909 to 1914, was street commissioner for several terms, and was a candidate for overseer of the poor on the Republican ticket this fall. He was a member of Herendeen Post, G. A. R., for eight years its commander, and a member of the Shortsville Methodist church.
He leaves three sons, C. Howard Carson, of Moravia, Henry Carson, of North Lansing, and Sidney Carson, of King Ferry, and 12
grandchildren. The funeral was held on Monday, the service being conducted by Rev. E. S. Annable, pastor of the Shortsville Methodist church, assisted by members of Herendeen Post, G. A. R.  Burial followed in South Farmington cemetery.

Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY       Friday,   Nov 2, 1917     by: Dianne Thomas

A service flag has been completed by the pupils of the Manchester High school.  It has 19 stars in honor of the boys who have attended school at this institution within the past 12 years and who are now in service.  There is a star on the flag for each boy, now bearing arms.  These are the names: Henry JONES, Gordon COLE, Howard UTTER, Leon BULGER, Carl ROWLEY, Garrett WESTON, Howard ROWLEY, Charles SMITH, Frank LYKE, David WERNER, Joseph BENNETT, Charles CRAIG, Earl GALBRAITH, Edward COMISKEY, Leon ROMEIZEY, Floyd HOWLAND, Howard HICKMOTT, Clarence CHAPPELL and Peter REUBENS.  It is expected that within a few weeks, 15 more stars will be added to this flag, as that number of former pupils have either enlisted or responded to the draft and are now awaiting the final call.

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, NY   Thurs    Nov 22, 1917           by: GSubyak@aol.com  

Manchester  -   Nov. 21 - Charles SMITH, of Manchester, who has been in training at the officers' training camp at Fort Niagara for the last three months, has received a commission as first lieutenant of artillery, and expects to leave soon for France.

Shortsville Enterprise, Shortsville, NY    Thursday,    Feb 1, 1917         by: Dianne Thomas

MOSHER - BEDETTE - Announcement is made of the marriage of Harold MOSHER, son of Mr. & Mrs. Frank MOSHER of High street, and Miss Johanna BEDETTE, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Henry BEDETTE of Port Gibson, the interesting event having taken place at the M. E. parsonage in Palmyra on Monday, the nuptial knot being tied by the Rev. Mr. WRIGHT.  They were attended by Mr. & Mrs. Harry HOWE, of the Parlor Village.  Following the ceremony Mr. & Mrs. MOSHER departed for a honeymoon trip and on their return will make their home in Shortsville.  Mr. MOSHER holds a responsible position in the office of the Lehigh Valley transfer station in the Manchester yards. A wide circle of friends join in extending best wishes and hearty congratulations to the popular young couple.  

Shortsville Enterprise, Shortsville, NY      Friday,    Jan 4,  1918            by: Dianne Thomas

+ Mrs. J. ALBERT DUNLAP - The death of Mrs. Cora Alverson DUNLAP, wife of J. Albert DUNLAP, of Hebron avenue, Shortsville, occurred at he family home on New Years afternoon at 2:50 o'clock, following an illness of nearly ten weeks, due to neuritis of the nerves and other complications.  Her condition was so critical that her demise was not unexpected for several days previous.  Her age was 54 years.   Mrs. DUNLAP was formerly Miss Cora ALVERSON and was born in Canandaigua on Feb 12, 1863, a daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Frederick ALVERSON.  she had always lived in that place until her removal to Shortsville about 19 years ago.  She was married to J. Albert DUNLAP on Aug 15, 1894.  she was a member of the Shortsville Presbyterian church.  The survivors are her husband, one son, Lowell DUNLAP of Shortsville; one sister, Mrs. Charles ROBBINS of Palmyra, and several nephews and nieces.  The funeral services were held from her late home on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Donald H. MAC KENZIE.  The remains were interred in the West avenue cemetery.  

+ GERMAN WITHOUT CARD SENT TO COUNTY JAIL - William WEISENAUGH, a German, 29 years of age, with a residence of nowhere in particular, was arrested in the Lehigh Valley yards on Saturday.  He was held on the technical charge of being a tramp, but the real bone of contention was that the Hun couldn't produce a registration card.  He claims, however, to have registered in Cleveland, Ohio and the county officials will conduct an investigation to determine the veracity of the gent.  He was placed in the county bastille at Canandaigua for safe keeping. 


News Notes of 25 Years Ago - The following items are copied from the files of the Shortsville Enterprise of 25 years ago this week, File of Saturday, Jan 7, 1893. 

Shortsville Enterprise, Shortsville, NY      Friday,    March 8, 1918            by: Dianne Thomas

+ FUGITIVE TAKEN TO ADDISON - Rush MOORE, aged 19 years, who was arrested by Deputy Sheriff William S. MILLS in Manchester last week, Tuesday, charged with being a fugitive from justice, was taken back to Addison the latter part of last week.  It was understood that there are two charges of burglary against MOORE in Addison, his home town.

+ The service flag in St. Dominic's church in Shortsville, now bears 19 stars.  Each of the young men thus represented was living in Shortsville or Manchester when called to the colors.  Others have been examined but not yet sent to camp.  The following are the names of the young men:  Joseph BENNETT, Emmett O' BRIEN, Frank LYKE, Charles DUBLER, Charles SMITH, Herbert SMITH, Francis HENRY, Joseph STURDEVANT, Charles MORGAN, John GILLIGAN, Francis FARRELL, John KERINS, William DELAHUNTY, William BURKE, Rudolph WALTERS, Tony EZZO, John Twenty-Five, Peter RUBENS and William SEGBERS.

Obituary - Shortsville mourns the death of its most highly esteemed residents, William Clark BRADLEY, which occurred at his home on East Main street, last week, Thursday morning (Feb 28), at 6 o'clock.  He had been ill but three days and his demise came as a decided shock to the entire village, as few even knew of his illness.  His age was 70 years.  Mr. BRADLEY was born in Elba, Genesee county, on March 14, 1847, a son of the late William & Mary Gardner BRADLEY.  The larger part of his early life was passed in that town.  He was married there on January 28, 1868, to Miss Frances Elizabeth EMMONS, who died in Shortsville on April 24, 1898.  Mr. & Mrs. BRADLEY moved to the Parlor Village in 1886 and he opened a hardware store with T. D. BROWN, of Canandaigua, as a partner.  After giving up this business he engaged in the sale of agricultural implements and for a number of years past, had been conducting an oil business.  The deceased was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Shortsville and for many years had been a member of the Board of Elders.  He was always faithful in his church duties and could ever be counted upon to be present at all religious services.   He lives a most exemplary life and his great influence for good, in the community was of untold value.  He (cut off)  

Shortsville Enterprise, Shortsville, NY      Friday,    March 15, 1918            by: Dianne Thomas

+ Word has been received by Shortsville relatives, of the death of Mrs. Lillian Mina HUNTINGTON, wife of Victor C., of Rochester, a former Parlor Village young man, which occurred at her home in that city on Saturday, following a two weeks illness.  Mrs. HUNTINGTON, while opening a can, cut one of her fingers, which became infected with blood poisoning.  Her age was 29 years.  Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, Gertrude M. HUNTINGTON, aged 3 years; her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Harry G. MILLER of Newark and one brother, Fletcher MILLER of Ark. The remains were removed to Ark., where funeral services were from the home of her parents on ___day afternoon at 3 o'clock.  The interment was made in Willow avenue cemetery, Newark.  

+ The death of Arthur WILLIAMS, the son of Mrs. David WILLIAMS, Ontario street, Shortsville, occurred at the family home at 11 o'clock on Sunday evening, following a short illness of internal spasms.  The boy was taken sick in school on Friday and was removed to his home.  His age was 8 years.  He was born in Scranton, Pa., on September 6, 1909, and came with his mother to reside in Shortsville about two years ago.  Besides the mother, he is survived by four brothers, Russell, William, David and Charles WILLIAMS, and two sisters, Mrs. Thomas KILDUFF of Jersey City and Lillian WILLIAMS of Shortsville.  The remains were taken to Scranton on Tuesday where the funeral obsequies were held that afternoon.  The interment was also made in that city.  

+ 95,000 MORE IN FIRST DRAFT - Ninety five thousand more men were ordered this week by the War Department to prepare for induction into the training camps.  The movement will start on March 29 and continue for 5 days.  This is the last increment of the first draft.  The movement will include the mobilization of 28,000 Southern negroes in Northern camps.  

+ Miss Mary CLANCY died at the home of Mrs. Eugenia HARLOW in Sheldon street on Wednesday morning, following an illness of seven weeks.  she was born in Ireland and came to this country with her parents at the age of 15 years.  The family located in Macedon, NY and have lived in the immediate vicinity since that time.  Miss CLANCY came to Shortsville in 1871, entering the employ of Enos C. SHELDON, and remained in the family up to the time of her death.  She possessed a cheerful disposition (cut off) 

+ Estates Settled:

Shortsville Enterprise, Shortsville, NY      Friday,    March 22, 1918            by: Dianne Thomas

HALL - FLINT - The marriage of Miss Matie FLINT of Main street, Shortsville, and George HALL, son of Mr. & Mrs. Frank HALL of Manchester town, were solemnized at the Methodist parsonage in Grove street on Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock, the wedding vows being pledged before the Rev. E. S. ANNABLE Mr. & Mrs. HALL departed for a western honeymoon journey.  Village friends join in extending to the worthy young couple hearty congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy wedding life.  Miss FLINT was accorded a surprise variety shower at the home of George SCHRADER on Monday evening.  She received many pretty and useful gifts, showing the high esteem in which she is held among her friends. 

RICHARDSON - PLUMB - The marriage of Miss Carolyn PLUMB, daughter of Mrs. Ellen PLUMB of Farmington, to Howard RICHARDSON, only son of Mr. & Mrs. Elias RICHARDSON, of South Perinton, took place at the parsonage in Macedon Center last week Thursday afternoon, at 4 o'clock, Rev. John MC GUIDWIN, pastor of South Perinton M. E. Church, officiating.  Mr. & Mrs. Roy BRIGGS of Fairport were their only attendants.  The bride was gowned in a pretty traveling suit of blue gabardine, with taupe hat, and wore a corsage bouquet of pink sweet peas.  After a short western trip, they will reside at the home of the bridegroom. 

+ John Emery BOOTH, a soldier of the Civil War, and a former resident of this vicinity at the time of his enlistment, died at the home of his daughter, in Lansing, Mich. on Saturday, March 9, 1918, aged 80 years and 9 months.  His home was in Alma, Graciot county, Mich.  Mr. BOOTH was a son of the late Rev. Henry and Rachel Warfield BOOTH.  the former was a Methodist minister in this section, many years ago.  Mr. BOOTH was a member of the 85th NY Infantry, under Capt. William CLARK, of Naples, NY, a comrade of the late James S. CARSON of Shortsville, and was a prisoner at Andersonville for more than a year and suffered nearly starvation there.  A ball from the enemy hit his canteen and one also took the eagle from his belt, while another once hit the metal on his belt.  He once had a narrow escape from drowning.  while walking in the darkness up the gang-plank to a vessel, he missed his footing and fell into the water, and the weight of his knapsack and equipment, nearly 75 pounds, almost prevented his swimming to safety. He enlisted in the service while living on the TRICKEY farm, about one mile south of Shortsville.  He was a cousin of the BOOTH and WARFIELD families of Shortsville, and made his relatives and friends here, an extended visit last summer. He had many pleasant chats with his comrade, the late James CARSON. The survivors are five children, nine nephews and nieces, two of the latter being residence of the town of Farmington, Mrs. Clara Stuphen WYBORN and Ames STUPHEN.

+ MORE BOOZERS HELD FOR THE GRAND JURY -  Thomas W. LITTLE, and William CORCORAN, employed at Manchester, were taken to county jail at Canandaigua on Friday evening last week, held for grand jury action on a charge of having intoxicating liquor in their possession, in a dry town.  

Thomas DARCEY and Thomas OWENS, also employed at Manchester, who were arrested with the others, escaped with a sentence of ten days each.  All four men were arrested by Deputy Sheriff William S. MILLS and were accorded their sentences by Justice of the Peace, J. J. BROWN, of Shortsville.   

Steve SOBENSKI, George CLAREY, Peter MILLER, Tony WESNICK and Frank PATRITTI, all employed at Manchester, were arrested on Thursday of last week by Deputy MILLS, Officer Louis EBERTS and State Troopers, charged with violations of the excise law.  They were tried before Judge BROWN on Friday and remanded to jail to await the action of the grand jury.

On Friday last, Andrew J. VAN BROCKLIN, aged 19 years, ran into Officer EBERTS, of Shortsville, while in an intoxicated condition.  Justice BROWN fined him the sum of $5.00 which was paid.  

 ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE  Wednesday  May 29, 1918      by: Ron Hanley
Shortsville  May 28---
Friends in this village have received word from Lloyd A. Kotteker, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kotteker, of Chapin, stating that he is now
at Camp Stuart, Newport News, having been transferred to that point from Spartensberg, S.C., and expects to sail any minute for France. He is a
member of Company C. Field Ammunition Train, 27th Division, and writes that the men are chuck full of fight and anxious to dig into the fray.

ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE  Saturday  July 5, 1918    by: Ron Hanley
Shortsville  July 5 ---
Shortsville friendly today received cards from Wagoner Lloyd A. Kotteker stating that he had arrived safely overseas.
Wagoner Kotteker is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kotteker, of the neighboring village of Chapin, having enlisted in Rochester in June 1917. He received his training first in Syracuse, then in Rochester, then in Pelham Bay, and for many months was stationed at Spartensberg, S.C.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester,  NY             July 1, 1918          by: GSubyak@aol.com  


Shortsville  -  June 30 - Charles PRESTON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ward H. PRESTON, leaves to-morrow for the State Cadet Training School at Camp Bluefields, Blauvelt, Rockland County, N. Y., which opens on Tuesday. This training course will cover four weeks of time, will be conducted by the State Military Training Commission, and is open to boys of 16, 17, 18.

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

Mr. & Mrs. James BARRY of Shortsville, former Victor residents, are the parents of a son born on Friday, October 4th.

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