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Death - ELLWANGER - William G. ELLWANGER, an expert rose culturist and nurseryman, died at his home, 260 Rosedale street, Rochester, last week Thursday.  He was born in Germany and came to the United States when but 11 years old.  He lived in Rochester a few years and in early manhood engaged in farming in Henrietta and Rush.  Returning to Rochester, he engaged in the nursery business.  For several years, he resided in Canandaigua, again returning to Rochester, which has since been his home. Survivors are his wife, Mary; a son, William T. ELLWANGER, of London, England; six daughters, Clara Ellwanger BRIGGS of Plandome, L.I., Helen Ellwanger HANFORD of Chappel Hill, NC, Flora Ellwanger CULP, Bertha Ellwanger CHADWICK, Misses Emma L. and L. May ELLWANGER, of Rochester, 11 grandchildren.  The funeral and burial were private.   (Ontario Co. Journal, Fri, March 28, 1919)


Timely discovery that two tiers of brick had been removed over a window at the Monroe county jail, coupled with the fact that prisoners are locked in their cells each night at 8 o'clock, prevented a possible wholesale jail delivery of 50 prisoners on Friday night.  An opening almost large enough for a man to squeeze through had been knocked out when the operations were discovered. (Victor Herald, Victor, NY, Friday, Dec 26, 1924)


Victor Herald, Victor, NY, Friday, May 1, 1925

ELLSWORTH - (picture) Miss Deva ELLSWORTH passed away, Thursday, April 23rd, at the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Purdy ELLSWORTH, two miles south of Fairport, after an illness of nearly a year.  She was thirty years of age.  Miss ELLSWORTH was a graduate of East Rochester High School, Class of 1916.  She was a talented musician and after her graduation, she joined the Madame Meyers Ladies' Band as cornet soloist and played an entire season at Atlantic City with this organization.  After this she traveled extensively through the New England and many of the western states and Canada with several different musical organizations.  To one of these, the American Ladies' Military Band, she donated her services and the band played at several training camps, giving cheer to the boys in the service during the World War.  In 1921 and 1922, she played base horn with B.A. Rolfe's Musical Company, en tour.  In 1923 she was with Lampham's Band at Savin Rock, an exclusive summer resort in Connecticut.  In the summer of 1922, she played with the Boston Fadettes on a twelve week tour of the Chatauqua circuit in the New England states.  Her last engagement was at the Casino restaurant, New York City, with the Ladies' Jazz Band.

Miss ELLSWORTH possessed a lovable character and was always striving for the pleasure and comfort of those with whom she came in contact.  She was a member of the Baptist church and Sunday School and of Roselle Rebekah lodge.  A delegation from that order and the Musicians' Protective Association attended the funeral, in body.  The funeral services were held on Sunday at 3 pm, form the First Baptist church, Fairport, Rev. E. B. TAFT officiating, and they were largely attended.  Musical selections were rendered by Mrs. Cora DUNN at the piano, Miss FITZGERALD on the violin, and Mrs. Edith STREET sang, "I Am Thinking of You".  These are Rochester musicians and former associates of Miss ELLSWORTH.  Stanley ELLSWORTH, a cousin, sang a selection.  At the grave very appropriate music was rendered by picked musicians from Lampham's Band of Rochester.  Floral tributes were many and beautiful and gave evidence of the high esteem in which Miss ELLSWORTH was held.  Burial was made in Perinton Center cemetery, six cousins acting as bearers.  Surviving relatives are the father and mother; one brother, Elwood ELLSWORTH, of Fairport; two sisters, Mrs. Anthony ENGLISH of Victor and Mrs. James NORTHROP of Macedon.        




Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Friday, Feb 8, 1929              by: Dianne Thomas

BRADY - Edward BRADY, formerly of Farmington, died at his home, 346 Cottage street, Rochester, Saturday morning, after an illness of only a few hours duration.  He was 59 years old.  Mr. BRADY is survived by his wife, Mary Polee BRADY, two daughters, Wilmah and Carol; two sons, John and Donald; his father, John P. BRADY, all of Rochester; by six brothers, Frank and Leo of Rochester, Arthur of East Rochester, Lewis P. of LeRoy, John J. and Walton of Victor; and by three sisters, Mrs. William WOODSIDE and Miss Viola BRADY of Rochester and Mrs. E. J. KEEFE of Victor. 

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, from the home at 9:30 and at St. Monica's church at 10 o'clock.  Burial was made in Holy Sepulchre cemetery.  


MOORE - Funeral services for William S. MOORE, brother of Mrs. William SULLIVAN of Victor, were held from his home, 780 Jefferson avenue, Rochester, Saturday afternoon.  He was formerly overseer of the poor and fire department captain in East Rochester.  At the time of his death, he was a bookkeeper for the American Plumbing Co.  He is survived by his widow, a daughter, two brothers and three sisters.  Burial was made at Pittsford. 




The  Victor  Herald, Victor, NY   Friday November 29, 1929    Front Page   by Ron Hanley
 Wedding -    TURNER-  BRADY
Miss Ardell Brady, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Brady, of Culver road, Rochester, and Lyman Turner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Turner of Roselawn, Rochester, were united in marriage on Thanksgiving morning, at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Rochester. Mr. and Mrs. Turner will live in Rochester.




The Victor Herald, Victor, NY,    Friday,   December 5, 1930

FINUCANE - The death of John T. FINUCANE, aged 71 years, occurred at his home in Rochester on Saturday.  He leaves his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Harold BURKE; one brother, Daniel FINUCANE, Canandaigua, and two sisters, M. Elizabeth HOLDEN of Buffalo; Mrs. V. E. TAYLOR, of Lima.  Interment at Mendon.  


The Victor Herald, Victor, NY   Friday,    March 9, 1934                by: Dianne Thomas  

Rochester Brokerage Office Closed By Court Order

Alleging fraudulent practices, the brokerage office of Allan R. Palmer Co., Inc., of Rochester, was closed last week by a Supreme Court temporary injunction obtained by the State Attorney General's department.  The complaint in the action for a permanent injunction alleges PALMER and his company through false representations, induced George LEE and his wife, Christina, of Greece, to turn over 915 "AA" shares of Corporate Trust Shares, to be exchanged for stock of Quarterly Income Shares, Inc., of equal value and that in connection with the deal, PALMER and his company converted almost $900 to their own use.  It is said that the Allan R. PALMER Company has been under the surveillance of the Attorney General's office for some time.  The company operated extensively through Western New York, including Ontario County, for several years.  



Rochester Democrat & Chronicle,  Oct 3, 1936      Thanks to George Class for sending me these articles:    by: Dianne Thomas



BENSTEAD - At the General Hospital, Rochester, NY, Thursday, Oct 1, 1936, William E. BENSTEAD of Brockport, NY.  He is survived by his wife, Minnie W. BENSTEAD of Brockport; two sisters, Mrs. Tillie PRINCE of Walthamston, Eng., and Mrs. Alfred WILKENSON of Essex, Eng., two nieces and one nephew.  Funeral services from his late home, 125 West Avenue, Brockport, Monday, Oct 5, 1936 at 2:00.  Rev. HENRY officiating.  Interment at Lake View.


BOTTLE - Entered into rest on Thursday evening at her home, No 180 Lake Avenue, Mrs. Isabella, widow of the in late Benjamin L. BOTTLE.  she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Fred GRIFFITHS of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mrs. Harry W. KIRBY of this city; one son, James B. BOTTLE; also three grandchildren.  Funeral and burial private.


DAVIS - Entered into rest at the home of Mrs. Clara GILE, 88 Depew street, Friday, Oct 2, 1936, Margaret A. DAVIS.  She is survived by one sister of Coopers Plains, NY; three brothers of Elmira, NY and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral service Sunday afternoon, Oct 4, 1936 at Caton, NY.


GRIFFIN - Mrs. Margaret Murphy GRIFFIN, Thursday morning, Oct 1, 1936, at her home, 72 Vassar street.  She is survived by four children, Kathleen T., Isabelle Ann, Fran and John GRIFFIN; her mother, Mrs. Mary MURPHY; five sisters, Sister M. Celina, Mrs. George ESTERHELD, Misses Anna Rose and Josephine MURPHY; two brothers, Frank and Gerald MURPHY.  Services Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the home and at 9 at Blessed Sacrament Church.


LILLY - Entered into rest at he General hospital on Friday, Oct 2, 1936, Mrs. Anna A. LILLY, widow of Richard L.  She is survived by one son and two daughters, George, Mary and Helen; three sisters, Mrs. Edward SHERBINAU, Mrs. Thomas GOSNELL, Miss Julia MURPHY; four brothers, William, John, Patrick, Hugh MURPHY.  Funeral Monday morning, Oct 5, from her home, 309 Hazelwood Terrace at 8:30 and at Corpus Christi Church at 9 o'clock.  Interment at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery. Syracuse papers please copy.


WEIS - Entered into rest, suddenly, Peter L. WEIS, at the residence, 37 Nelson street, Friday morning, aged 70 years.  He leaves his wife, Mabel Dear WEIS; one son, Lawrence; one daughter, Mrs. Clifford WING; one son in law, Vincent O'CONNER; three brothers, Joseph M., Frank S. and Lorenz G. WEIS; two sisters, Mrs. Katherine RODMAN and Mrs. John RODMAN; six grandchildren.  Services Monday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Boniface Church.  Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. 


WILSON - In this city, Oct 1, 1936, Howard L. WILSON.  His is survived by two sisters, Emily D. and Mary A. WILSON.  Body rests at the parlor of (cut off)



Victor Herald, Victor, NY           Friday,               June 17 1938                      by: Dianne Thomas


DILLMAN - Stephen B. DILLMAN entered into rest, Thursday, June 16th, 1938, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Caroline CHILDS, 324 Crosman Terrace, Rochester.  He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Hattie DILLMAN of Fairport; seven brothers, John, Carl and Allie DILLMAN of Victor, William, Rudy and Theodore DILLMAN of Rochester, Christ DILLMAN of Fairport; six sisters, Mrs. Caroline CHILDS, Mrs. Lottie WARD, Mrs. Emma SCHNARR, Mrs. Flossie WARING and Mrs. Minnie WATHERSTRAW of Rochester and Mrs. Clara JONES of California.   Funeral services will take place Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the South Perinton church.  Burial will be made in the South Perinton Cemetery.

CULVER - Milton L. CULVER, a former resident of Victor, passed away suddenly at his home, 34 Elmore road, Rochester, Monday, June 13, 1938, of heart failure.  He was a man of fine character and was held in high esteem by many friends. Mr. CULVER is survived by his widow, Nettie Tiffany CULVER; a daughter, Mrs. Hortense KIPP of Rochester; a son, Donald D. CULVER of East Bloomfield; a brother, George P. CULVER of Barre Centre; also two grandchildren, Dwaine CULVER and Phyllis KIPP.  Funeral services were conducted from the home, Wednesday afternoon.  Burial was made in Penfield. 


Rochester Times Union, Rochester, NY   Thursday,  Nov 17, 1938   Pg 21a         by: Dianne Thomas


GRUNTLER - Michael J. GRUTLER, aged 66 years of 54 Keswick Rd., Monday evening, Nov 14, 1938.  He is survived by three sons, Harry A., Joseph E. and Oscar W. GRUNTLER; one daughter. Mrs. Albert WOODHEAD Jr., six grandchildren; two brothers, Louis GRUNTLER of Batavia and John GRUNTLER of Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Margaret SEIDEL, Mrs. Mary CORSON, Mrs. Henry WHITMAN and Mrs. Barbara HUBER.  Services Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock form the home, 54 Keswick Rd.; Orchard park off Empire Blvd., and at 9 o'clock at St. Ambrose's church. 

+ JOHNSON  - In this city, Tuesday morning, Nov 15, 1938.  Daisy B. JOHNSON of 116 Shepard St.  She is survived by her husband, Arthur M.; one daughter, Mrs. Helen KARNER; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline JENKINS, Mrs. Alceste MILBURY; one brother, Forest JENKINS; two grandchildren.  She was a member of OES, Rochester, chapter 314.  Services from Houck Brothers Funeral home, 515 N. Goodman St., Friday morning at 10 o'clock.  Interment in Riverside cemetery. 

MACKEY - Frederick Jerome MACKEY, Wednesday, Nov 16, 1938, at the home, 20 Menlo Place.  He is survived by his wife, Agnes L. Langdon MACKEY; one daughter, Mrs. Harold GILLESPIE of Los Angeles, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Anna SPAULDING of Syracuse, NY.  Funeral services at the home, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

MONAGAN - In Strong Memorial hospital, Tuesday, Nov 15, John MONAGAN of 57 Mayflower St., aged 42 years.  He as a World War Veteran and had been employed at Kodak Park for the past 22 years.  He leaves his wife, Lois Chapman MONAGAN; four children, Elmer, George, Andrew and Lois; three brothers, Thomas, James and Simeon MONAGAN; three sisters, Frances MONAGAN, Mrs. Mary CLARK and Mrs. Agnes SANDS.  Funeral services Friday afternoon, Nov 18, at 2:30 at the home.  Interment in Riverside Cemetery. 

+  MENSING - Alice Baker MENSING, aged 66 years, Thursday, Nov 17, 1938, at the home, 1301 Emerson St.  She is survived by her husband, Joseph J. MENSING; one sister, Mrs. Asa D. BILLINGS; two brothers, Robert J. and William R. BAKER.  The remains were removed to the home of her sister, Mrs. Ada D. BILLINGS, 835 Jay St., from where the funeral will take place Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Interment in Mt. Hope cemetery.  

NORRIS - In this city, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 1938, Alma I. NORRIS, wife of Capt. William P. NORRIS.  Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Robert William; her father, William SCHALBER; one brother, Howard; two sisters, Mrs. James ALLAN and Mrs. Raymond SENKPIEL.  she was am member of the Rochester Chapter Order of Eastern Star, Group 6 of Genesee Baptist Church, Rochester General Hospital Alumni and White Birch Twig.  Funeral from the home, 148 Raeburn Ave., Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery. 

SMITH - Entered into rest at her home, 291 Thurston Rd., Wednesday, Nov 16, 1938, Elizabeth G. SMITH, wife of Howard E. SMITH.  Beside her husband, she is survived by one son, Thorold G., and one daughter, Mrs. A. H. KNIGHT of Buffalo, NY, also three grandchildren.  Mrs. SMITH rests at Barton & Coates parlors, 137 Cady St., corner Jefferson Ave.  Funeral Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Interment in Mt. Hope cemetery. 

SPRAGUE - In this city, Nov 17, 1938, Libbie A. SPRAGUE, aged 78 years.  She is survived by four sons, Clarence E., and Floyd S. KINNEY, Cecil E. and Leon SPRAGUE; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Thomas CECIL of New York City.  Funeral from family residence, 142 Maryland St., Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock.  Interment in Riverside cemetery.  

STUMPH - Gerald F. STUMPF of 646 Averill Ave, died Wednesday evening, Nov 16, 1938 (cut off)




Rochester Democrat & Chronicle,  Feb 4, 1940   Thanks to George Class for sending me these articles!!   by: Dianne Thomas
ANDERSON - Entered into rest Tuesday, Jan 30 ,1940, Mrs. Anna ANDERSON, aged 73 years.  she is survived by her husband, John ANDERSON; three daughters, Mrs. Edward RIGGS, Mrs. Rollin M. BEECHER and Mrs. William A. WALLACE, one Son, Earl ANDERSON and five grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held form 1872 Lake Ave., Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
ANDRUS - George W. ANDRUS entered into rest at Sodus, NY, Wednesday, Jan 31, 1940.  He is survived by his wife, Mabel Wirth ANDRUS; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth STAFFORD, Miss Margaret ANDRUS; one son, George; three brothers, Phillip, Lad and Carrol.  Funeral services Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock form the Norbert E. Fay Funeral Home, 604 Maple St.  The Rev. Carl G. HAASS officiating.  Burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
ECKERT - In this city, Wednesday, Jan 3, 1940, Libbie ECKERT, aged 89 years of Webster, NY.  She leaves four sons, Arthur of Syracuse, Albert, Oaks, Pa.,; Irving of Auburn; Earl of Hammondsport; one daughter, Mrs. Anna DURKEY of Hornell; also 12 grandchildren.  Notice of funeral later.

FORREST - Entered into rest on Tuesday, Jan 30 ,1940, Robert M. FORREST.  He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth FORREST; one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth VOLZ; two brothers, and three sisters in Scotland; also two grandchildren.  Serves will be held from the home of his nephew, John M. FORREST, 129 Kelly Pk., off Clover street, Brighton, on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock (cut off)

WEGMAN - Mrs. Mary Mc GREAL WEGMAN entered into rest at the home of her niece, Miss Genevieve MC GREAL, 376 Genesee Park Blvd, Tuesday, Jan 30 ,1940.  Besides Miss MC GREAL, she leaves three nieces and four nephews.  Funeral from the home, Friday, Feb 2, at 8:30 and from Our Lady of Good Council Church at 9 am.  Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

WEIS - Entered into rest, Mabel S. WEIS at St. Mary's hospital, Jan 30, 1940.  Survived by one daughter, Mrs. C. Clifford WING; one son, Lawrence; one brother, Chester DEAR; six grandchildren.  Services Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the residence, 37 Nelson St., and 9 o'clock at Blessed Sacrament Church.  Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

WOLFF - Entered into rest, Abraham WOLFF of 162 Widemere Rd., Jan 31, 1940.  He leaves two nieces, Emma M. SMITH and Mrs. Austin MC GREAL of Rochester and two nephews, Arnold W. MEYERS of Philadelphia, Pa., and Capt. Layton A. ZIMMER of Minneapolis, Minn.  Funeral from Kennedy Funeral Home, 1601 Maine St. E., Friday morning at 11:30.  Interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery.  

YASNER - Bernard, aged 50 years, of 58 Maria St., Tuesday evening, Jan 30 ,1940.  He is survived by his nephew, Herman SOMMERMAN, one sister, Mrs. Teresa SOMECK in Germany.  Friends may call at August M. Males? Funeral Home, 1119 Joseph avenue.  Services Saturday morning at 8:30 and at Holy Redeemer Church at 9 o'clock.  Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

ZETH - Entered into rest on Jan 31, 1940, Charles M. ZETH.   He is survived by his beloved wife, Bessie A.; two sons, James M. of Los Angeles and John C. of Lima; one grandson, John E.  Funeral services from the John C. Moreen Funeral Home, corner 645 Hudson Ave and Alphonse St., Saturday, Feb 3, at 2 pm, the Rev. Wilfred TAPPERT officiating.  Interment in family lot in Maplewood Cemetery, Henrietta. 



Rochester Times Union, Rochester, NY    Saturday, September 14, 1940  pg 11A     by: Dianne Thomas


AHEARN - Frank W., suddenly, Friday p.m. at Canandaigua.  Besides his wife, he is survived by two sisters, Misses Mary and Agnes AHEARN of Rochester; one brother, Dennis AHEARN of Atlantic City, one niece and two nephews.  Funeral from the home Monday, Sept. 16, at 8:30 am and St. Mary's church at 9:30 am.  Interment at Calvary Cemetery. Syracuse papers please copy.

BARRY- Suddenly, Thursday afternoon, Sept 12, 1940, Arthur G. BARRY, retired Police Captain, of 99 Genesee St.  He is survived by a daughter, Miss Hilda M. BARRY; a brother, Matthias BARRY; two sisters, Mrs. John J, KEEGAN and Mrs. Boyd MELLINGER.  Friends may call at Hedges & Hoffman Funeral Parlors, 141Scio St. near Main, where services will be held Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock and 10 o'clock at S.S. Peter & Paul's Church.  Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

BARTLETT - Helen M. BARTLETT, entered into rest at her home on Midvale Dr., Fairport, NY, Sept. 13, 1940.  She is survived by her husband, Charles F., one daughter and one son, Elizabeth and William of Fairport; three sisters, Mrs. John DAV., Mrs. John COURTNEY of Boston, Ma., Mrs. Sidney TECHNER of Milwaukee; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Emery Funeral Chapel from where services will be held Monday at 8:30 am and 9 o'clock at the Church of the Assumption.  Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery.  Norwood, Mass. papers, please copy.  

DECKER - Clara M. DECKER of 124 Delgnar Rd., Thursday evening, Sept 12, 1940.  Survived by her husband Philip B. DECKER; her mother, Mrs. Josephine DECKER; one sister, Mrs. Charlotte DEVINS; one brother, Raymond DECKER, all of Rochester, also two nephews.  Friends may call at the Farrell Brothers Colonial Funeral Home at 51 Ridge Rd. W., at Memorial Bridge, from where service will be held Monday at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Arthur NELL?, officiating.  Interment in Riverside Cemetery.

FORBES - Entered into rest Sept 13, 1940, Agnes FORBES of 124 Ellicott St.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William HARRISON, Mrs. Elbert W. GLUCK; one brother, Harry VAN BUREN; one sister, Mrs. William TEREPENING; four grandchildren.  Friends may call at Corbett's Funeral Home (cut off) 


The Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Friday,    April  5, 1946               by: Dianne Thomas

POST - Arthur POST, 75, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Barlow MOTT of Huber road, Fairport, April 1, 1946. Survivors are three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Lewis BARTMANN of Rochester, Mrs. MOTT and Miss Nellie POST of Victor, Richard and John POST of Penfield, and three grandchildren.  Funeral services were held in Fairport, Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Clifford ROBERTSON officiating.  Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery (Penfield). 




OBITUARIES from Rochester Times Union, Dec 29, 1949, page 24

BLAKLEY - Thursday, Dec 29 ,1949, Laura BLAKLEY of 247 Adams St. She is survived by two sisters, Clara L. KERR and Florence BLAKLEY; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at Hedges Memorial Chapel, University Ave., where services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Interment, Riverside Cemetery.


CAREY - Wednesday, Dec 28 ,1949, William J. CAREY, 1117 Plymouth Ave. S.  He is survived by his wife, Isabelle (Mc Entee) CAREY; one son, William R. CAREY; three brothers, Richard F., Patrick CAREY of Rochester, NY, James CAREY of Australia; two sisters in Ireland; two grandchildren, William Blackwood CAREY and Christopher CAREY; several nieces and nephews.  He was a member of the Holy Name Society.  Funeral, Saturday morning form the funeral parlors of Joseph J. Buckley, 796 Dewey Ave., at 8:30 and at St. Monica's Church at 9:15.  Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. 


DUNN - On Wednesday, Dec 28, 1949, Bernard F. DUNN; three sisters, Mary DUNN, Mrs. George JULIAN and Rose M. DUNN; one niece, Katherine C. LOVE and three nephews, John M., Richard M. and Howard M. DUNN.  Funeral Saturday morning at 8:20 o'clock from the Flannery Funeral Home, 17 Phelps Ave, and at 9 o'clock at Blessed Sacrament Church.  Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. 


KESEL - Suddenly, Dec 28, 1949, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles HENEHAN, 1219 Bay Rd., Penfield, Frank KESEL, aged 78 years.  Survived by his daughters, Mrs. Esther PUTNAM of Victor, NY, Mrs. Charles HENEHAN of Penfield; a son, Lewis, of Victor; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren, eight sisters, two brothers. Friends may call at Smith-Lotze Funeral Home, 135 E. Main St., Webster, where services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Burial in Victor, NY


KUHN - Entered into rest on Wednesday, Dec 28, 1949, Rose M. KUHN of 1070 Clifford Ave.  She is survived by her husband, Herman KUHN; two sons, Herman W. and Neal W. KUHN, and one grandson.  She was a member of the Liberty Review, No. 59 WBA.  Funeral services will be held at the Menges Funeral Home, 309 Portland Ave., on Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock and at 9 o'clock at Holy Redeemer Church.  Interment in Holy Sepulchre cemetery. 


RITTER - Wednesday, Dec 28, Wilma Cort RITTER of 1742 Ridge Rd., E., survived by her husband, Edmund RITTER; her (cut off)






OBITUARIES   -   Palmyra Courier-Journal        Thursday,                 March 6, 1930              by: Dianne Thomas

+ Mrs. Bernice Gilbert LANCE, formerly of Palmyra and Newark, but late of Hot Springs, NC, died at the Ashton Park hospital, Asheville, NC, February 27, aged 46 years.  she was born in the town of Manchester, the daughter of Emily TILDEN and Attorney Joseph GILBERT.  She was educated in the schools of Palmyra, Newark and Ann Arbor, Mich. and taught for several years in Newark schools.  She leaves her husband, Hugh B. LANCE, two children, Emily and Joseph; four brothers, Frank W. and Lewis H. GILBERT of Newark; Walter C. of Pelham and Allyn T. of Burlington, Vt.    

John MARCHANT, 84 years old, passed away at his home on Mill street, Marion, Sunday morning at 8 o'clock.  His death was within 3 weeks of his wife, who died February 8th.  He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. James EAST of Rochester, Mrs. John EAST of Lockport and Mrs. Frank DENNIE of Palmyra; four sons, Herbert of Rochester, Frederick of Lockport, Ernest of Wheaton, Ill. and Ralph of Syracuse; 18 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  The funeral was held from the Baptist church at Marion at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.  Burial was made in Marion cemetery. 

Mrs. Hester WARDWELL, 82 years old, died at her home in Prospect Drive, Monday evening.  She was born in Canada, coming to this country when quite young. She was a member of the Presbyterian church for many years.  She is survived by her husband, Charles WARDWELL; two brothers, Jacob and Abram BENEDICT of Detroit, Mich., and four sisters, Mrs. WILSON, Mrs. LILLY, Mrs. HOLDER, all of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. PAGE of Middleport, NY.  Funeral service was held at the home this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Thomas TIGHE officiating with burial at Palmyra cemetery.  

Mrs. Mary Sansbury MILLS, former resident of Palmyra, passed away at her home in Poughkeepsie, Saturday, following a few days illness of influenza.  She is survived by her husband, Dr. Herbert E. MILLS, instructor at Vassar College and a former teacher in Palmyra Classical Un (cut off)




Obituary - SMITH - Mrs. Jennie B. SMITH, 56 years old, died at Baldwinsville, Sunday, January 1, 1939.  She leaves her husband, Charles M. SMITH, two daughters, and a son, Mrs. Paul O'BRIEN of Liverpool, Miss Margaret SMITH and Bernard SMITH of Baldwinsville.  Funeral services were held at St. Mary's Church in Baldwinsville at 8:30 Wednesday morning, the Rev. Father KIRCHEN officiating.  Burial was made at Palmyra with the Rev. Father CROWLEY conducting services at the grave.  (Victor Herald, Friday, Jan 6, 1939)



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