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Rochester Observer, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY Friday February 1, 1828 by: Pat Mims
MARRIED - In Naples, Mr. Ira L. WATKINS to Miss Sally TRACY.
Rochester Republican, Rochester, N. Y. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 1848 by: GSubyak@aol.com
Death - At his residence in Naples, Ontario county, on Saturday inst., of a congestion of the brain, Hon. Jeremiah B. PARRISH, formerly one of the Judges of the County Courts of Ontario Co.
Ontario Republican Times,
Thursday, 14 October 1858,
Vol. 3, No. 25, p. 3.
Horrible Death -
Mr. SEYMOUR A. GILLETT, a farmer of Naples, in this county, was gored to death last Friday by a Bull. It appears that Mr. GILLETT went to his pasture in the morning of the day named, for the purpose of driving home a pair of oxen preparatory to hauling a lot of potatoes which himself and a younger brother had commenced digging. He did not return, but his prolonged absence excited no fears, as it was presumed that he had gone for something to the residence of his father about three miles distant. But it was discovered the next morning that he had not been there; and his brother thereupon proceeded to the pasture and commenced a search for him. Approaching the cattle, he observed the Bull making unusual demonstrations of excitement and rage, and was finally driven from the field by the infuriated brute -- not, however, without seeing enough to satisfy him that the missing man had been killed.
The neighbors were then got together, and some of them, armed with rifles, entered the enclosure and finding it impossible to drive the Bull away, finally fired upon him. He was brought down after receiving ten shots, and the field was then searched. The remains of Mr. GILLETT were soon found. The body was stripped of clothing, and had been pierced through and through in several places by the Bull's horns. It was otherwise awfully mangled, and so much disfigured as to be scarcely recognizable. A club was found nearby, with which it appeared the unfortunate man had attempted to defend himself in the unequal struggle. Pieces of clothing were also found scattered about the field, with other indications that the contest had been a severe and protracted one.
DEATHS - At his residence in the village of Naples, Ontario County, NY., on the 3rd day of April, 1869, James L. Monier Esq., aged about 69 years.
The Naples Record Sat May 23, 1874 by: Dianne Thomas
DEATHS - JOHN METCALF - On Saturday last, our Town was saddened by the death of three of its citizens. Early in the morning, the bell announced that of John Metcalf, aged 49 years. Mr. Metcalf had passed his entire life in Italy and Naples and was extensively known. He was a younger brother of J. H and Hiram Metcalf of Canandaigua he was a congenial, upright citizen and very highly loved by those who had an intimate acquaintance with him, he being naturally or a modest retiring disposition. He had been ailing for years with consumption. He leaves a widow, two brothers and two sisters. The service of the funeral will be held from his late residence on Tuesday at 10 am, and the remains buried at Rose Ridge (cemetery).
The Naples Record Thursday Mar 20, 1875 by: Dianne Thomas
History of the Sutton Family - FROM THE YATES CO. CHRONICLE.
Elisha Sutton, son of Elisha Sutton Sr., was born in Elizabethtown, N.J. in 1756. His father came from Northumberlandshire, England, and with his brother David, first settled upon Long Island.
Elisha Sutton marred Hannah Voak, of Elizabeth town, while quite young. He was engaged as one of the teamsters to transport the baggage of the army of Washington across the "Jersies", he with other teamsters were hauling provisions to the forts below Philadelphia, and were present to witness the battle of Red Bank, and were hurried out of danger by a cannon ball coming in close proximity.
After the revolution he was induced by a proclamation from the king of England to settle in his dominions, and accordingly, journeyed with his family to Canada, upon pack-horses through an unbroken wilderness. His smaller children were conveyed on horse-back, in baskets. He passed over the Canandarque outlet on the bridge that Gen. Sullivan had crossed with his army eight years before.
In fording the Geneseo River, the children were much frightened, as the water rose midway to the horses sides and wet their feet. The long and tedious journey, the sick and suffering inhabitants, and the scarcity of provisions, caused his return to Sunbury, Penn, where he had relatives.
Remaining there until 1800, he removed in winter with his family of nine children to the town of Potter, by the way of Williamsport and over the Laurel mountains to the block house, thence to Peter;s Camp, Painted Post, and through by Mud Lake,. and stopped with his brother-in-law, Abraham Voak, who had come into the country a few years before. His family consisted of two daughters, Susana and Polly, and seven sons, John, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, James, Elisha, and William.
It was here the family suffered many hardships, and sickness incident to a new country. The wild game of the forest helped to supply the family with meat, while the father labored from home to procure the necessaries of life.
The neighbors who are remembered living mile apart in rude log houses with little, clearings, were John and Abraham Voak, Solomon and Peter Riggs. Art Buet, Joe Ellerson, Sutherland, and Gideon Ball.
Deer were plenty and would accompany the cattle on their return home at night. Bears and wolves were troublesome and afforded many exciting occasions for "bear hunts." John Sutton, an excellent shot, killed three bears. On one occasion of a dark night, the family was aroused, by a bear who had seized their only shoat from the pen. and retreated with only squealing remonstrance, and rifle shot from the comer of the house.
On another occasion a creature was heard to bawl all day, and was missing at night. A search was made in the edge of the Kashong swamp and the heifer was found nearly dead, having been mired and eaten alive badly, by the wolves. Men were accustomed to "backing" to mill and from the "Friends' settlement", he provisions for their families. On one occasion, Mr. John Voak carried a five pall kettle on his back, twelve miles, from Geneva for the purpose of making maple syrup.
Mr. Sutton was ever on the lookout for good chances and purchased the betterments of the land on which the village of Bethel now stands.
While here, a fine looking gentleman came out of the woods upon horseback and called at the log house door saying "I am glad to find you here with so many boys. You can have this land for four dollars an acre, and your boys can work and pay for it and then buy the farms around here for all your boys and make them all rich!"
This was Judge Oliver Phelps, one of the proprietors of Phelps & Gorham's purchase. As the family grew up, they found employment in different localities. Polly was employed as a tailoress in Col. William Clark's family in Middletown, now Naples, in 1804. She was married to Joseph Clark, the eldest son of Col. Clark, Jan 15, 1805.
She was a woman of rare ability, of excellent character, and of marked usefulness in her family, and within a large circle of appreciative friends. Upon the occasion of a great festival, which happened in early days of Naples, one lady previously boasted that she would have the honor or wearing the only silk dress, in Naples. Mrs. Clark upon hearing this and wishing to humble her vanity, went to Canandaigua, 24 miles upon horseback, procured an elegant silk dress and returned the same day, made it in an elegant style, and wore it on the occasion to the great discomfiture of her boasting friend.
She was the first female to promote and help establish a temperance society in Naples, in 1820. Her sons were: Myron H. Clark, ex- Governor of the State of New York, now residing in Canandaigua, Stephen W. Clark, A. M., author of several editions of Clark's Grammar, now a retired gentleman living in Parma, Monroe Co., on the beautiful and picturesque "Grove Farm."
Joseph W. Clark, who now resides in Naples, N. Y., is a successful fruit dealer and grape grower. Her other two sons, Lorenzo and William, died at an early age. Her husband was a volunteer officer in the war of 1812 and was taken prisoner at the sortie on Fort Erie and confined at Halifax, N.B. He died at Sylvania, Ohio, in 1838. She died in Naples, May 19, 1865, in the 85th year of her age.
Susannah married Alanson Lyon, and died in Naples many years ago. Her children were George W., who has been a Constable and deputy sheriff for many years in Naples; Andrew J., served and died in the Mexican war; Lucena Hotchkiss, now lives in South Bristol; Arminda and Fanny died many years ago
John Sutton, the eldest son, came to Naples in 1806, and purchased 58 acres of heavy timbered land, of Robt. Brown, for twenty shillings an acre, on lot No. 2, in the 7th range. He cut the first tree July 4,1822. He married Judith Hawes, of Brookfield, Mass., Dec. 28, 1810; his large family was brought up to labor and economy.
He died in Naples, June 20,1862, at the age of 78 years. His children were Seymour H, a prominent citizen of Naples, having held the office of Justice of the Peace for eight years, and promoted the cause of temperance and education; Lyman L. Sutton, is a practical builder and architect, residing in Naples village; Myron C., lives and Naples and keeps a music store and deals in jewelry; Avery J. resides in Spencer Mills, Michigan, and Joel C., who died in 1872; two daughters, Clara Ann, who died in 1844 and Lucena Marsh, who now lives who now lives in West Hollow and George W. Sutton, the youngest who volunteered in the war of the rebellion and was at the front and engaged in several hard fought battles; he resides at Wallace Station and is an ornamental painter and a musician of much celebrity.
Abraham Sutton, now smart and active at 88 years of age, married Jemima Hooker, in Naples, Feb. 11, 1811, and was the first to settle in West Hollow, Feb. 1811. His children were Paul H. Sutton, who lives in South Bristol: Elizur C. lives in Dallas, Clinton Co., Mich.: The only daughter, Angelina, died in 1856.
Isaac Sutton, a twin brother of Abraham, married Augusta Darling; he and his wife died many years ago; he left a large family, only three of their whereabouts is known. Chatfield, a mason by trade, lives in Colon, Mich.; Asa, now lives in South Bristol, and Foster a farmer, lives in Bristol.
Jacob B. Sutton now resides in Naples. He volunteered July 1, 1812, and reported in Buffalo, on the fourth day following. He went again a substitute for his brother, Abraham, in the fall of 1813, and was present when the victorious army of Gen. Harrison came down from the west after the battle of Thames, and entered the fort during the discharge of minute guns.
He married Betsy Parish in 1814, a daughter of the pioneers that first came to Koyandaga, now Naples; held office in Naples for many years, and at one time paid the highest personal property tax. At one time he was allowed to be the handsomest man, the best dancer in town, and would out run, hop or wrestle all who dared compete with him. His children were Eliza, who married Josiah Ward, an eminent lawyer ; she now lives in Garrrnett, Kan.: Sylvia, who died in Rochester, several years ago, and two sons, Hiram, and Hon. O. P. Sutton, is an officer and director in the Pacific Bank of California. He has held several offices in the general and State governments. His marked kindness and care for the support of his aged and decrepit father for twenty-five years has ennobled him to high praise, in the performance of a great and generous duty, to a noble parent.
James H. Sutton who died Feb. 14, 1875 in the city of Hastings, Mich., at the age of 81 years. He married Lucy Goodrich for his first wife, and Mary Lamport for, his second ; both are dead; his children were James, Clark and Sibley, who enlisted in a Cavalry regiment and experienced many hardships and hard-fought battles during the rebellion. The other children were Zenas, Jane, Rachel, Evaline and Altha. The family of children are mostly situated in Hastings and doing well.
Elisha Sutton the subject of this article, was tall in stature, with a firm and enduring constitution; spent his life as a pioneer and a beginner and builder of many new homes, always in a mostly new country. He settled in Naples in 1813. It is said that he built for himself, twelve log houses during his change of locations. His sons were all robust men inured to labor and privations, with but little opportunity, of attending school in early life. He died at the house of a relative in the city of Detroit in 1840, aged 84 years.
Naples Record Fri Jan 19, 1883 by: Dianne Thomas
Died on Friday morning, Jan. 12, at his home in Victor, N. Y., of typhoid fever, Charles McKallor, aged 67 years. A brief notice of the deceased who was a resident of Naples for many years, will be of interest to a large number of our readers.
Mr. McKallor was born in Argyle, NY., of Scotch parentage, but his home as a young man was in Waterford. About 1845 he came to this place from Dansville, NY., in company with Smith Barret, and they engaged in mercantile business in the store now occupied by Mr. Conaughty. In 1850 he sold his interest m this business to Mr. Joseph Conaughty, and retired for a short time.
In 1852, Dec. 31, he was married to Miss Delia Hamlin, of this village and remained in Naples for a year or two as proprietor of what is now Lyon's mill. From the first, Mr. McKallor took a prominent place in the society of the town. He was of a genial disposition and made many friends, and was active in all efforts to elevate character. In April, 1853, both he and his wife, with several others were received into the Presbyterian church, on confession of their faith, by Rev. Mr. Millard, who married him, and who also, thirty years after, as pastor of the same church, ministered at his last sad burial rites. The deceased was strongly attached to his church and pastor, and was a faithful, consistent Christian. He loved dearly to sing the songs of Zion, and for some years was the leader of the choir.
From Naples he removed first to Harlem, near New York, and was in business there for a time, then he went back to Waterford and engaged in the lumber business with excellent success. About that time, while on a visit to Naples, he fell from an apple tree, suffering a severe injury, and he was never as strong after the accident as before. Being advised to farm it, he purchased a farm in Henrietta, N.Y., remaining there several years, but some ten years ago he sold that place and removed to Victor, purchasing a farm near that village, which he owned at the time of his death.
He dwelt, however, in the village, where he had a beautiful home surrounded by every thing to make life happy. His sickness was of but few weeks' duration, and only a few days before his death did he consent to remain in bed. A severe chill on Saturday night, Jan. 6, excited the gravest apprehension. When at last he was told that the end was near, he was not startled. He said to his wife, " I put my trust in my Savior long ago, and I am not afraid to die."
His hope was an anchor to the soul, and the grave was robbed of its terrors. His wife and sister, Mrs. Underwood, were permitted to minister to his wants in his last hours, and while they are sorely stricken with grief at the parting, they do not sorrow as those who have no hope. On Saturday morning, brief funeral services were held at the house in Victor, by Rev. Mr. Babb, and then the remains were brought to this place, the friends accompanying them, and on Sunday, at 2 pm., more extended services were held at the Presbyterian church. There was a large attendance, comprising many of the business men who had known the deceased and held him in high esteem. Rev. Mr. Millard was assisted in the services by Rev. Mr. Stratton, of the Methodist church, and the occasion was made one of earnest appeal to all present, to emulate the example of the departed one and be also ready for the coming of the Son of Man. Mr. McKallor's mortal remains were buried in Rose Ridge cemetery, by the side of his little son, whom he laid away with a sad heart more than twenty years ago, and whose bright spirit, from its home in the bosom of his Savior, was waiting to welcome the dear father to that land of light and love.
Ontario County Journal
Naples, N. Y. - On Saturday last, Rose Graham, a colored girl, daughter of Edward Graham, died of consumption, aged 24. This family came here in 1869 from Georgia, and all of them have been highly respected ever since. They have been diligent and and have accumulated some property. Rose was the only child, a good honest girl and a faithful Christian, having been a member of the M. E. church. There was a large attendance at her funeral on Monday.
Ontario County Journal
July 11, 1884 by: Ron Hanley
Naples, N. Y. - Henry J. Muck, of Hunt's Hollow, living just in the edge of Springwater, was buried on the "Fourth". He was considered as one of our townsmen, as his business was all done here. He stood well in the estimation of his fellow citizens, as an honest, industrious and intelligent man. He was an extensive bee-farmer and had a fine place built up by his thrift. The funeral drew a large congregation, Elder Wright of North Cohocton, officiating. Mr. Muck was 63 and had lived nearly all his life in this vicinity. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Stephen Alger.
Neapolitan Record Wed Sept 24, 1884 by: Dianne Thomas
EHLE - Sunday evening last little Frankie Ehle departed this life after one week's illness. He was the boy baby of Mr. and Mrs. Lafe Ehle, aged eight months, and they are a second time called to mourn. He was a loving little one and was adored by his parents and other relatives. The feelings of the parents cannot be measured except by those who have had the darling bud torn from the parent stem. The funeral services were held yesterday, Tuesday, at 2 p. m., from the residence by Rev. B. F. Millard, and the remains rest in Rose Ridge (cemetery).
From The Neapolitan Record March 4, 1885
Harry LeValley is entitled to a certificate making him a full fledged druggist, and he went to Rochester last week to get it!
Ontario Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Thursday May 14, 1885 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Miss Fannie B. MANNING of Naples, was married April 27th to Charles ARNOLD of Bath, by Rev. A.P. BRUSH
Ontario Repository Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Thurs May 24, 1888 by: Dianne Thomas
STRUBLE - In Naples, May 15, 1888, Nettie STRUBLE, aged 20 years
WOLFE - At Naples, May 13, 1888, Mrs. Barbara WOLFE, aged 73 years
Union Advertiser, Rochester, Monroe, N.Y. June 21, 1890 by: GSubyak@aol.com
At the annual meeting of the W. C. T. U. the officers elected were:
President, Mrs. N. N. BEERS
vice-president, Mrs. Emily HINCKLEY, Miss Mary VERMILYE, Mrs. J. J. CALKINS,
and Mrs. E. P. CLEVELAND
secretary, Mrs. E. CLARK
treasurer, Mrs. S. E. PARKER
Mrs. F. L. CLARK has gone to Hunter, Greene county.
Rev. and Mrs. B. F. MILLARD have gone to Geneseo to visit their daughter, Mrs. C. YOUNGS.
Dr. Henry C. KNICKERBOCKERS, lately of Seneca Falls, has settled in this village.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Tue May 26, 1891 by: GSubyak@aol.com
Mrs. Matilda PARISH, wife of Edwin R. PARISH, of Naples, died Sunday afternoon, after an illness of more than a year, aged about 78. The deceased had lived in Naples and just over the line in Italy for nearly fifty years. She came from Herkimer county and did her share toward accumulating a farm of 1,300 acres. Her husband is a son of one of the very first settlers of Naples. She was a noble woman. She leaves three children, W. Scott PARISH, of Canandaigua; S. J. PARISH, of Naples, and Mrs. Emma WILLIAMS, of Washington, D. C. Funeral this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house.
Union Advertiser, Rochester, Monroe, NY Dec. 26, 1891 by: GSubyak@aol.com
The alumni of the Naples Union School will hold a business meeting this evening at the home of Mrs. G. C. KIMBER.
Cards are out announcing the marriage on Wednesday, of Charles McNIEL to Miss Fanny HUBER, both of Naples. Miss HUBER was the oldest daughter of John HUBER, of West avenue.
Union Advertiser, Rochester, Monroe, NY Dec. 28, 1891 by: GSubyak@aol.com
+ United States Deputy Marshal BARDWELL, of Rochester, took
William B JOHNSON, of Naples, before the United States commissioner in that city,
Saturday to answer to the charge of selling liquor without a license.
+ A very pleasant home wedding was celebrated at the home of E. A. KETCHAM last week, on which occasion his daughter, Miss Minnie E., was united in marriage to John DILLMON, all of Farmington. Rev. THOMPSON, of Macedon Center, officiated. After partaking of a bountiful repast, the happy couple departed for a short trip West.
+ The Methodist church of Naples was crowded Friday evening at the Sunday-school festival. A beautiful Christmas house covered the platform, and was filled with gifts for the school. A programme of recitations, songs and addresses was well rendered. The Presbyterian school will have a Christmas tree social Wednesday evening. A New England supper will be given at the town hall Tuesday evening by the various temperance organizations.
Ontario County Journal January 1, 1892 by: Ron Hanley
NAPLES - There is now a scheme on foot to construct a narrow gauge road to Bloods. Mr. James L. Monier has interested himself in the matter and the prospect is favorable. The apparent failure to fulfill the promises of the past as to the road Northward, will turn the tide toward the new project.
ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE Saturday February 27, 1892 by: Ron Hanley
ONTARIO - Death of One of The Oldest Business Men of Naples
Joseph Conaughty, one of the oldest business men of Naples, died Thursday morning, aged 74. He was ill but one week. Less than four weeks ago he buried his younger brother, J. H. Conaughty, with whom he had been in business many years.
Naples Record Wed June 15, 1892 by: Dianne Thomas
THE remains of Allie Cleveland have been removed from Fair View cemetery to Rose Ridge.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday August 26, 1892 Pg 3, col 6 & 7 by: Ron Hanley
Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY Fri, Aug 26, 1892 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Sophia, the wife of William PALMANTEER, one of our older residents, died on Wednesday, Aug. 17th.
+ Principal B. W. MOSHER and his wife have returned to Naples. School will open on Wednesday next.
Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY Fri, Oct 7, 1892 by: Dianne Thomas
Miss Anna CLARKE has gone to Detroit to visit her cousins, Mrs. A. L. PARKER and Mrs. G. B. BATES.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, N. Y. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1893 by: GSubyak@aol.com
John GOODRICH, of Naples, was buried in Rose Ridge cemetery last Monday, He was 94 years of age and had lived in Naples for about seventy-five years, but died at the home of a son in Middlesex, where he was temporarily staying.
He lived with his wife nearly seventy years and was the father of a large family. Two of his sons were killed in the war and the youngest, H. A. GOODRICH, is a substantial farmer of Naples.
ONTARIO REPOSITORY and MESSENGER Thursday Dec 7, 1893 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Naples - Dec 5 - Mrs. Willard VIEMASTER died at her home in Kalmo, Mich, Nov 18th, aged 24 years. Her maiden name was Lottie WELLS. She was born in Italy, Yates County and was educated at the Naples Union School. Two years ago she went to Michigan and married the husband now so deeply afflicted by her death. Aside from the husband, her aged parents, a brother and a little babe survive her.
+ The Coroner's inquest disclosed the fact that Henry BARTHOLOMEW'S death was a case of suicide. With increasing old age he had become despondent and had threatened to end his life. The autopsy revealed the presence of a quantity of laudanum in his stomach.
Ontario Repository-Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Thursday Feb 8, 1894 by: Dianne Thomas
+ William CULVER returned a few days ago from Duluth, where he left the mercury 32 below zero. Mr. CULVER has a farm in Richmond, a son at Duluth, two in Dakota, a sister here and one at Canandaigua and a brother in Illinois, and being blessed with good health, some means and a penchant for visiting, he is "on the wing" most of the time.
+ Ira JOHNSON fell and broke his wrist while skating last week.
+ F. I. CLARK has been putting up some new coal sheds at the station.
+ Evelyn PIERCE is building an addition to his house on Cohocton st.
+ F. L. CLARK and W. H. SEAMANS, coal dealers, have dissolved partnership by mutual consent.
+ Frank BLAKE, an employee of the Cortland wagon works, is visiting here.
+ After an exciting trial lasting 10 days, the suit of Caulkin's Bro's against N. J. TYLER ended in smoke, Saturday, the plaintiffs securing a verdict of only $10. What will engross public attention next?
+ J. B. JOHNSON, wife and daughter came near meeting death from asphyxia, Friday night. They slept in a room over a coal stove from which gas escaped. Mr. JOHNSON was found unconscious in the morning and his wife and daughter could scarcely stand.
Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY Friday March 16, 1894 by: Dianne Thomas
+ L. LOVEL and Fred WIDMER are to be congratulated. Each have a new born son.
+ The marriage of Adelbert HOTCHKISS of Bristol, to Mrs. Ella Wood of this Village occurred on Tuesday evening in the presence of a room full of guests. Rev. N. N. BEERS tied the knot. The groom is the brother of our esteemed townsman, A. F. HOTCHKISS, and the bride is the daughter of I. W. WILCOX, Esq., of Bristol. Their future will be in____.
+ The trial of Frank E. LYON for bastardy, has been set down for Monday, the 19th, in the presence of Miss DEMUND, who is yet to have her bed, was taken on Tuesday before L. POTTLE, referee. John GILLETTE Esq., of Canandaigua, appeared for Lyon and Hon. LINCOLN and I. A. SEAMANS, Esq., for the defendant of the Poor, who was himself.
+ Miss Kate FULLER a very estimable and accomplished young woman, died on Thursday, aged 33 years. Her illness lasted but a ___ ,pneumonia predominating. She was the daughter of G. B. FULLER, deceased, who for eight years, was pastor of the Christina church in this village. The deceased was born ____and had lived here much of her life. She had a fine mind and was a particularly _____ful teacher. One sister, Mrs. Maring ____ and brother reside here. The funeral was at the Presbyterian church on Saturday.
+The trial of Frank E. LYON for bastardy, has been set down for Monday, the 19th, in the presence of Miss DEMUND, who is yet to have her bed, was taken on Tuesday before L. POTTLE, referee. John GILLETTE Esq., of Canandaigua, appeared for LYON and Hon. LINCOLN and I. A. SEAMANS, Esq., for the defendant of the Poor, who was himself .
Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY March 23, 1894 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Mr. GOODNOW expects to open his drug store on or about April 1st.
+ John B. HALL of Canandaigua, called on friends here on Wednesday.
+ John J. COUCH has bought the DERRICK property on Lyon street, at a very low figure, and will move into town.
+ Mrs. J. H. HULBERT is about to move to Branchport, where her parents reside. Her place is sold to John A. LEGORE.
+ The funeral of Mrs. J. Densmore TENNEY was held on Wednesday. She was 76 years old and lived near the Cohocton line.
+ Rev. MR. HITCHCOCK of Cohocton, preached for Rev. Mr. PIPER, who is holding a revival meeting in Mr. HITCHCOCK'S church.
+ We notice several fine large horses on the streets. They were purchased at auction in Buffalo by Maxfield & Whitman, and some of them are beauties.
+ George MUCK was arraigned before Justice MC JANNETT on Friday, the warrant charging him with larceny, alleging that he had stolen a silk scarf. The examination was exhaustive and attracted large crowds. While under arrest he escaped from the officer and gave him a hard chase for a half mile, but was overtaken. He is on the wrong track and must turn square about, or his future will be a sad one.
Ontario Repository Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Apr 4, 1894 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Mrs. Mary E. FESSENDEN, widow of the late Otis FESSENDEN, died at the home of her stepson, A. T. FESSENDEN, March 26. She had been for a number of years in failing health and her death was not entirely unexpected. Her age was 73 years.
+ Charles T. BRIGGS, a prominent citizen of this town, went on a western trip a few weeks ago. The object of the trip was explained when he returned on Saturday accompanied by a lady whom he introduced as his wife. He found her in Ohio. Congratulations are in order.
+ Spencer F. LINCOLN passed a very successful examination at Rochester on Thursday last and was admitted to the bar, and is now receiving the congratulations of his friends, all of which he well deserves.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Tuesday, Aug 21, 1894 by: GSubyak@aol.com
Lyman TOBEY, aged
83, an honored business man of Naples for nearly half a century, died on
Saturday. He had been unconscious and unable to take any nourishment since
the Monday evening before. He was discovered at that time on the floor of
his room with his garments on fire having probably received a paralytic
shock and falling pulled the lamp from the table. He very soon became unconscious.
Mr. TOBEY went to Naples from Dundee and
established a foundry which he conducted for many years subsequently going
into the mercantile business. He had an inventive mind and had patented
several ingenious devices. He
retired from business five years ago and from that time failed in health. He leaves children and grandchildren to the fourth generation. One son died in the army. The two remaining ones, Lyman and Charles reside at Naples. Funeral services will be held to-day from the home of his son, Lyman.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Saturday June 16, 1894 by: GSubyak@aol.com
Court Sessions - In the case of Almond SULLIVAN, of Canadice, against Frank CLARK, of Naples, tried before Justice George W. PATTERSON, the verdict is no cause of action. Notice of appeal to county court has just been served.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Monroe Co., NY Thurs, Oct 24, 1895 pg 4 by: Dianne Thomas
Mrs. Cora E. DEAN, aged 82 years, wife of Frank Dean of Italy, Naples district died Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Levi STRONG of Naples, announce the marriage of their daughter, Rosie Laura, to John Martin FISHER, to take place at the home of the bride, Thursday, October 31st.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Thursday, January 2, 1896 by: GSubyak@aol.com
Cards are out announcing the marriage on
Wednesday, January 8th, at the home of S. H. LYON,
Naples, of his second daughter, Jennie A., to
Dana A. HATCH, of Naples.
The marriage of Miss Maud DeFREEST, of Naples, to Fred M. CARNES, of Cohocton, took place at the home of the bride Monday afternoon. Rev. E. G. PIPER was the officiating clergyman.
Engine No. 222, of the Lehigh road, was considerably damaged by falling into the pit while being turned on the turntable at Naples Monday afternoon. The 5:22 train was delayed two hours by the accident.
The burning of the PRATT barn and the attempt at robbery, is still a much discussed subject at Gorham and vicinity. Since the true nature of the fire became known an effort has been made to locate the culprits. Persons living along the road between the PRATT place and Canandaigua remember seeing two well-known toughs going up the lake road on Sunday before the fire.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Fri Jan 1, 1897 by: GSubyak@aol.com
WATCH NIGHT AT NAPLES
+ A watch meeting was held at the Methodist Church, Naples, last night, closing with much rejoicing soon after the ushering in of the New Year. Sermons were delivered by Rev. J. Albert SMITH and Rev. Eugene ANTHONY. On the part of the society people the new year ushered in by a dance at Memorial hall.
+ The young men of Naples will revive to-day the neglected custom of New Year's calls upon their young lady friends
officers-elect of Nundewaho Lodge, I. O. O. F., No. 714, Naples, will be
installed January 12th. W. H. HOUSEL is noble
+ The new officers of John Hodge Lodge, F. and A. M., Naples, were installed Wednesday evening by District Deputy H. L. HUTCHENS, of Canandaigua. Dr. T. B. WETTLING is worshipful master.
+ The slaughter house owned by James DONLEY and occupied by Albert LAFLER, of the Washington market, Naples, burned Wednesday morning. Mr. LAFLER lost in meats, hides, etc., $150, without insurance. It is believed the building was fired.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Mon Apr 26, 1897 by: GSubyak@aol.com
+ Rev. Eugene ANTHONY,
pastor for four years of the Baptist Church, Naples, preached his farewell
sermon yesterday. He has not decided yet which of several fields
open to him he will choose.
+ John D. HAMMOND, late of Naples, was buried from the Naples Italy Baptist Church yesterday. Mr. HAMMOND was 52 years old, was born at Hornellsville, but had lived in Naples and South Bristol for the last twenty-five years. He leaves a wife, who was the daughter of Mrs. Samuel GRISWOLD, of Naples.
ONTARIO REPOSITORY and MESSENGER Thursday May 6, 1897 Pg 8, col 4 by: Ron Hanley
Deaths MARKS - At Buffalo, May 1st, Imogene Knapp, wife of Wm. R. Marks, of Canandaigua, about 44 and one half years.
ALSO SAME PAPER Pg 5, col 1
Death of Mrs. Marks at Buffalo
Mrs. W. R. Marks died suddenly at Buffalo early Sunday morning, of peritonitis.
Mr. and Mrs. Marks went to Buffalo to see their son, Wm. H., graduate from the dental college, Tuesday evening. Mrs. Marks was taken suddenly ill during the exercises, and steadily grew worse until the end. The remains arrived here Monday morning, accompanied by the husband and son, and the funeral was conducted from the house Tuesday forenoon by Rev. Campbell. The interment was at Naples, her former home. Besides her husband, three sons, Wm. H., Frank and Edgar, survive.
Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY Wed, Feb 23, 1898 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Henry POLMANTEER, a valued and respected citizen of Naples, died at his home in this village on Friday last, aged 47 years. He was taken ill about two months ago and physicians have been unable to agree upon the nature of his complaint. However, last Sunday, Drs. SKINNER of Geneva and BELL of Naples, performed an operation for intestinal obstruction as the only hope of saving his life, but the shock proved too severe. A post mortem examination was made on Saturday, and on Sunday the funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. A. SMITH. The deceased is survived by four sons and three daughters.
+ Miss Louise PARR very pleasantly entertained a number of her friends and relatives at her home last Friday evening, and during the festivities treated her guests to a novel and genuine surprise: for without warning, Miss Pa__. and John DUELOS, also of Naples presented themselves before Rev. B. F. MILLER, one of the guests, and were untied in marriage. After the spectators had sufficiently recovered themselves, a delicious repast was served. Mr. and Mrs. DUELOS have departed on a brief wedding tour. Mrs. DUELOS is prominent ____ church and society and her husband is a tailor in the employ of W. H. TOBIN.
+ James L. COVEL was arrested on a complaint of one of his neighbors Friday evening, on the charge of stealing fire wood from the basement of the Mid___ Primary School building near his home. MR. COVEL emphatically denies the charge, asserting that his arrest is the outcome of a grudge. He has secured counsel and has demanded a jury trial which will be granted.
Repository & Messenger, Canandaigua, NY Thursday Feb 24, 1898 by: Dianne Thomas
Naples - Feb. 23. + Fred TYLER and family of Orleans, are visiting here.
+ Fred LEGG of Rushville, spent Sunday at The Naples.
+ Miss Edith PERAULT is at home from Rochester.
+ B. N. HIINCKLEY has returned from the Hornellsville Sanitarium, greatly improved in health.
+ Augustus and Maurice WALKER were called to Newport, NY last Wednesday, by a relative's illness.
The Naples Record Wed Dec 22, 1937 - by: Dianne Thomas
Glancing Backwards Doings in Naples and Vicinity Thirty-Eight Years Ago:
Died, December 25, 1899, Mrs. Mary Clement Hotchkiss, 45, wife of A. F. Hotchkiss.
The Naples News Thursday March 23 1899 by: Dianne Thomas
Lorinda E. Lee - When on Friday night, March 17, or just as Friday was merging into Saturday, Mrs. Lorinda Lee was translated, there passed away, one of the best known and most highly esteemed ladies of Naples. Mrs. Lee was 66 years of age and had spent the most of her life in Naples.
She was married to Elias Lee, June 10 1854. As a young bride she commenced housekeeping in the residence on the corner of Main and Cohocton street.
She has always lived in the same house and from here ascended to her heavenly home. She joined the Methodist Episcopal church during the winter of 1855 and has always remained a faithful member and while she was able was one of its best workers.
Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Lee, four boys and one girl. One son and the little daughter proceeded their mother to the upper fold. Three sons, Frank W. of Buffalo, Fred W. of Rochester, and Grant O. of Naples survive to mourn the loss of a good mother.
The funeral services were held from her home. Her pastor, Rev, J. A. Smith officiated taking as the foundation of his remarks, "Christ in you the hope of Glory," Col. 1 : 27 and "To die is gain," Phil, 1: 21. The last months of her life were times of much suffering and feebleness.
All trials are over, she has foughta good fight and gone to receive her reward. As we look toward the heavenly land may we send the message our President sent to his mother, "Tell mother I'll be there."
Ontario Co. Journal Wed Dec 28, 1899 by: Dianne Thomas
This community was shocked to hear on Christmas morning of the death of Mrs. A. Hotchkiss. Mrs. Hotchkiss had only been sick a few days and her death was quite unexpected.
Ontario Co. Journal Thurs Dec 29, 1899 by: Dianne Thomas
The death of Mrs. Mary Clement, wife of A. F. Hotchkiss, which occurred on Christmas morning, calls forth universal expression of sorrow. She was ill but a few days with appendicitis, followed by peritonitis. Her age was 45 years. She was the oldest daughter of William H. Clement of this town, and had lived here all her life.
For about seven years, the family had resided in the village, and for three years Mr. and Mrs. Hotchkiss had most successfully conducted a bakery in the town. The ability and high grade of character of the deceased was recognized by all. Her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Nelson Fox, her parents, three sisters and one brother survive her.
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