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Manchester News 1931 - 1935 

(Includes news for Shortsville& some Palmyra)    

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THE VICTOR HERALD     March 13, 1931    Pg 3, col 1             by: Ron Hanley

MANCHESTER  - Mrs. Frances VanDyne is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Morris Smith, in Canandaigua.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Thursday  December 31, 1931   by: Ron Hanley
 Deaths - Mrs. Carrie E. Adams
Mrs. Carrie E. Adams, 74, native of Hopewell, died this morning in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Theron Cox, in Lockport, after a long illness.
 She was born in Hopewell, daughter of B. Franklin and Harriet Warner Knapp, and lived there until her marriage to John T. Adams, who died some years ago.   She leaves two sons and two daughters, John and Frank Adams, of New York, Mrs. Helen Price, of Atlantic City, NJ, and Mrs. Bertha Cox, of Lockport, a brother and two sisters, Judge Walter H. Knapp, of this city, Mrs. Frank Heath, of Shortsville, and Mrs. Thomas W. Henry, Brooklyn, and several grandchildren.
The funeral will take place Saturday from the home of Judge and Mrs. Knapp, 98 Howell Street. Interment will be in Brookside Cemetery, Shortsville.

Ontario Co. Times Journal, Canandaigua, NY     Friday         July 29, 1932               by:  Dianne Thomas

DAVIS - Dode G. DAVIS, 34, died Wednesday at his home in Manchester.  He was employed at the Lehigh Valley transfer.  He leaves besides his wife, a daughter, Winifred; his parents, Joseph and Mrs. Iona Crosby DAVIS of Minneapolis, Kansas; three brothers, Harry and Arthur DAVIS of Medford, Ore. and Ray DAVIS of Great Bend, Kan.; a sister, Mrs. May FREEL of Stapleton, Neb., and his grandmother, Mrs. Louis DAVIS of Medford.  Funeral services were (cut off)     buried in Brookside cemetery, Shortsville]

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL    Fri,  Sept 16, 1932   Pg 4, col 2       by: Ron Hanley
Johanna L. Dailor, wife of Timothy L. Dailor of Shortsville, died Tuesday.
She leaves besides her husband, three sons, Francis, Arthur and Timothy Dailor of Rochester, three daughters, Florence Dailor and Mary Dailor of Utica, and Rose Dailor of Friendsville, Pa., three sisters, Margaret and Elizabeth Farrell of Shortsville, and Mrs. Catherine McGary of Canandaigua, two brothers, Robert Farrell of Shortsville, and James Farrell of Canandaigua.  Funeral was held this Friday morning at St. Dominic's church.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL    Friday     September 23, 1932 Pg 7, col 1        
SHORTSVILLE  The funeral of Mrs. Timothy Dailor was held on Friday morning in St. Dominic's church. The burial was made in St. Rose cemetery, Shortsville. 
Mrs. Dailor died at her home on Canandaigua Street, Tuesday evening. She was born in Shortsville, October 23, 1868, a daughter of Richard and Margaret Lawler Farrell. 
Besides her husband, she leaves three daughters and three sons, Misses Florence and Mary Dailor of Utica, and Rose Dailor of Friendsville, Pa., Francis, Arthur and Timothy Dailor of Rochester, three sisters and two brothers, Misses Margaret and Elizabeth Farrell, and Robert Farrell of Shortsville, Mrs. Catherine McGarey and James Farrell of Canandaigua.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER             Tuesday           April 18, 1933      by: Ron Hanley
MANCHESTER  --    Edward Murray, 68, who had served as an engineer and in other positions for the Lehigh Valley Railroad company for 50 years, died at his home in State Street this morning after a long illness.
He was born in Hornell December 3, 1864, and came to Manchester in 1891. His wife, Miss Jane Murphy, of Hornell, to whom he was married in 1890, died 11 years ago.
He leaves two sons and four daughters, Edward Murray Jr., Francis Murray, Mrs. Ella Langford, and Mrs. Leon Vienna, all of Manchester, Mrs. Raymond O'Brien and Miss Julia Murray, of Rochester, also a sister, Mrs. Margaret Driscoll, of Hornell, and five grandchildren.
The funeral will be held from the home Thursday at 9 o'clock and from St. Dominic's church Shortsville at 9:30 A.M., the Rev. John E. Napier officiating. Interment will be in St. Rose Cemetery. 

THE VICTOR HERALD     May 26, 1933     Pg 3, col 1       by: Ron Hanley
Mrs. Mary J. Mink, widow of Fred Mink, died suddenly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Morris Foster, on Monday, May 22.   Mrs. Mink had been a resident of Shortsville for the past 50 years. She was a member of Parlor Village Rebekah Lodge, No. 435, I. O. O. F. 
She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Lucy Conover of Victor, Mrs. Morris Foster and Mrs. Edith Broderick of Shortsville, one sister, Mrs. Ella Coon of Dayton, Ohio.  Funeral services were held, Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter on Grove Street. Rev. S. S. Pratt of Canandaigua officiated. The burial was made in Brookside cemetery, Shortsville.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Friday,    May 26, 1933                 by:  Dianne Thomas

Manchester/Shortsville news:

Mrs. Gertrude MURRELL, formerly of Manchester, was married to Mr. HALL of Rochester at the Baptist parsonage in Manchester, Inst., Saturday afternoon, the Rev. L .L. SWARTHOUT performed the ceremony.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank LYKE are the parents of a daughter, Margaret Mary, born at the Sanitarium in Clifton Springs, Tuesday.

Mrs. Helen KERNS of Niagara Falls has been spending two weeks with her mother, Mrs. Nellie LYKE, State street. 

Mrs. Floyd KYTE returned home, last Thursday, improved in health after spending a week in the Sanitarium at Clifton Springs.

Betty MESSERSMITH has returned to her duties at Highland hospital in Rochester after two weeks vacation with her mother, Mrs. Frank HUFFMAN, South Main Street.

Peter GILLIS, who had the misfortune last March to fall from a truck and injure the ligaments of his leg, is now out on crutches.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry SPRINGER and son, Earl were at Newark valley over the weekend with their father, to celebrate his 80th birthday.


+ BATCHELLOR - Fayette BATCHELLOR died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John A. RECORD, Saturday evening, aged 90 years.  He was born in Honeoye, May 15, 1843.  The survivors are four children, Mrs. John RECORD of Shortsville; Miles B. BATCHELLOR of Canandaigua; Roy W. and Fred C. BATCHELLOR of Rochester; seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. RECORD, on Main street, Tuesday afternoon, Rev. A. J. MAC MILLAN officiating.  The burial was in Brookside cemetery.  The services were in charge of Turner-Schrader post, American Legion.  Mr. BATCHELLOR was a member of the Albert Murray Post, G.A.R. of Canandaigua, and was one of the last two survivors of old 13th Regiment that left Rochester, 3,000 strong.  At an early age, he went to Rochester where he learned the trade of interior decorating under Merritt MORGAN.  He was following that trade at the time of his enlistment and also after he was mustered out of service, going to Canandaigua where he did this work for 43 years.  Mr. BATCHELLOR enlisted in Rochester, in Company C of the 13th New York Volunt4eers and saw three years and nine months of service.  After the first battle of Bull Run, company C. and Company K, were consolidated.  At the end of his first two years term of enlistment, the members of the regiment were returned to Rochester where a banquet was held and other ceremonies were held.  He then re-enlisted in Company C of the 16th New York Heavy Artillery, in which he continued until his discharge on August 21, 1865, in Washington.  He had the remarkable record of having fought in 21 battles and having received during that period but one slight gun shot wound.  A bullet struck his gun stock, glanced and struck his cheek. After its removal at the army hospital, he returned to the ranks and participated in the second battle of Bull Run, Gettsyburg, Antietam, Spottsylvania, and the Seven Day battle before Richmond.  He was captured at one time by the enemy, when he and several comrades were acting as a scouting party, trying to determine the exact position of the Confederate Army and with the others of his party was started at once on the march to the prison at Richmond.  During the first night out, while the guards were sleeping, he quietly crept from among them and succeeded in making good his escape.  

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY     Friday           October 27, 1933                by:  Dianne Thomas


Mr. and Mrs. Earl VAN DYNE and four children of Savannah were Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard DUBLER, North Main street. 

Mrs. Robert LORING attended a meeting of the Ontario County Home Bureau in Canandaigua last Thursday, and last Friday, an all day meeting.  Mrs. LORING and Mrs. FARRISWORTH were the instructors on chair caning.  A tureen dinner was served at noon. 

Mr. and Mrs. SITTLER, Mrs. Bertha KESTER and Raymond SITTLER, attended the funeral of their sister, Mrs. Margaret EVERETT, at Lehighton, Pa. last Saturday. 

Mrs. Helen HOWE and Miss Elizabeth PERRY took a trip by auto to the Adirondacks the last of the week.  

E. W. WASHBURN has a position in Niagara Falls.  Mr. and Mrs. WASHBURN have shut up their hose here and moved last Wednesday to 947 Ontario avenue, Niagara Falls. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank MC UMBER and Mr. and Mrs. Mark MC LOUTH have returned from a weeks visit with friends in Roanoke, Va. 

Mrs. REPSHER has received word of the death of her mother, Mrs. Wilda HESNEY in Brooklyn.  

Mr. and Mrs. Walter POTTER have been visiting relatives at Alexandria Bay.

Gordon OVERACRE has moved from his father's farm to apartments over the drug store, where he is employed and Mr. and Mrs. a. W. WARNER of Rochester are moving onto the farm.  It is the old HOWLAND homestead, recently purchased by Charles OVERACRE.

Thomas RYAN mourns the loss of his brother, who was buried last Monday in Fairport. 

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL    Friday    February 23, 1934    Pg 4          by:  Ron Hanley
Harry J. Kennedy, aged 45 years, formerly of this city, died at his home in Manchester, Monday night, after a long illness. 
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Emma Schneble Kennedy, his mother, Mrs. Catherine Kennedy, of Rochester, a sister and three brothers, Mrs. E. E. Birr, Rochester, City Treasurer, Thomas D. Kennedy, Arlington and John Kennedy, of Canandaigua.   St. Mary's Church, Thursday morning, and body placed in vault at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY          Friday,      August 31, 1934                 by: Dianne Thomas  

Mrs. George HOLLENBECK, who has been with her son, Charles HOLLENBECK and family in Palmyra, while convalescing from an operation at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium, has returned to her home on Grove street.  Her daughter, Mrs. Daniel COCHRANE of Niagara Falls, is with her.

Edward PETTY spent several days of last week in Victor with his brother and sister, Bert PETTY and Miss Sarah PETTY.

Mr. and Mrs. Ransom BROOMFIELD of High street and Miss Ruth PAYNE of New York, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Roy BROOMFIELD of Rochester at their cottage on Conesus lake, Friday night and Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. J. L. REYNOLD and Mr. and Mrs. Frank MYERS left Friday on a motor trip which will include the 1,000 Islands and other points of interest.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry MC VITTIE and children, returned Sunday, from a two weeks sojourn at Canandaigua lake.

Mrs. Frank HALLOCK, who has been with her daughter, Mrs. Gooding H. BLISS and family during the month, has returned to her home in Bristol.

Mrs. Daisy OSGOOD has moved from Manchester to the flat in the Pulver house on Grove street.

Mr. and Mrs. William BATDORF of Mauch Chunk, Pa., Mrs. Elmer HUNT and daughter, Miss Elizabeth, and two sons, William and Elmer of Windgap, Pa., who have been the guests of Ammon QUINTER and Mrs. Dora POTTS for several days, left for their homes on Wednesday. 

Mr. and Mrs. George S. JONES are entertaining Mr. JONES' mother, Mrs. Edward HIGBY of Perry. 

Mrs. D. A. EISELINE is entertaining Mrs. Elizabeth BREWER of Bath. 

Rochester Times Union, Rochester, NY     Saturday    July 6, 1935     Pg 19  by:  Ron Hanley
Daily Record of Deaths  -  George Rouse 
 Manchester - George Rouse, 90, died yesterday, July 5, 1935, in the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Macumber. He was for years a contractor and builder in Canandaigua.
Surviving are three sons, George, Harry and John Rouse, all of Canandaigua, four daughters, Mrs. Clara Robinson of Baldwin, L. I., and Mrs. Anna Cox of Rochester, Mrs. Frank Rodney and Mrs. John Macumber, both of Manchester, and 20 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in the home of Mrs. John Macumber tomorrow.

THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday     November 8, 1935   Pg 8, col 2          by:  Ron Hanley
James Drury, formerly of Shortsville, passed away at the home of his son, James, in Syracuse, aged 73 years. 
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. James Mangan Drury, and a son, James Drury Jr., both of Syracuse, four daughters, Mrs. Henry Sadler of Victor, Mrs. William Clark, Mrs. William King, and Mrs. Myrle Record, all of Victor, and several grandchildren. 
Funeral services were held in the home of his daughter, Mrs. King, and in St. Dominic's Church in Shortsville, Monday morning. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Victor.

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