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Victor  News

 - 1907-

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THE VICTOR HERALD,    Friday,     February 22, 1907      Pg 3, col 1  by:  Ron Hanley 
 H. J. VanDenbergh has sold the house on Church street, south of the residence of Mrs. George Bement, which he has been building this winter to L. C. Osburn, who will occupy it as soon as it is completed.
H. J. VanDenbergh will continue the building of "greater Victor", this spring, by putting up two houses on the west side of School street, north of the Rochester and Eastern tracks. He has recently bought of Tobin Bros., a block of four lots on School street, and expects ultimately to build on all of them.  The Herald some time ago expressed the opinion that, if this village was to grow along the lines of easiest resistance, School street would soon be the scene of extensive building operations. Now that Mr. VanDenbergh has made a beginning in that direction, it seems likely that the prophecy will soon be verified.

THE  VICTOR  HERALD     Friday    March 29, 1907      Pg 3, col  3   by: Ron Hanley  
Cephas Boughton, one of the oldest native residents of the town, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Vail in this village, this Friday morning.  Mr. Boughton was born in Victor, April 2nd, 1821. In his earlier years he followed the business of farming, much of  the time in the West, residing for varying periods in the states of Kansas, Missouri and South Carolina.  He married Miss Mary Hart. She died about thirty years ago. Since the death of Mrs. Boughton, he had made his home with Mrs. Vail and his son and daughter at North Tonawanda. 
He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Carrie Root, of North Tonawanda, Mrs. Laura Thompson, of Geneseo, Mrs. Elizabeth Vail of Victor and Mrs. Ella Rutter, of Spiritwood, North Dakota, one son Albert, of North Tonawanda, and a sister, Mrs. Caroline Gallup, of this village.  The funeral will be held from the home of William B. Gallup at half past one o'clock, Monday afternoon. Rev. Frank W. Hill officiating.   Interment will be made in the family plot in the Village Cemetery.
 THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday      March 29, 1907       Pg  3, col 2
Miss Lovetta W. Cappon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Cappon, and Orin S. Bacon, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Bacon, were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents, on Bristol street, Canandaigua, last week, Thursday at 11 o'clock. Only the immediate families were present at the ceremony which was performed by the groom's uncle, Rev. A. F. Bacon, of the First Presbyterian church, of Niagara Falls.
The bride and groom were unattended. The house was prettily decorated with cut flowers and potted plants. The bride was attired in a princess gown of point d'esprite over white silk and carried a bouquet of white lilacs. After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served in the dining room, the decorations of which were carried out in white and pink. The bride's table was artistically arranged with smilax and a beautiful center piece made of white and pink roses. Covers were laid for twenty-four. Mr. and Mrs. Bacon left the same day for a trip through Ohio and Indiana and upon their return they will reside on the Bacon farm on East street, Canandaigua.

                           same paper     added by   Dianne Thomas

+ Mrs. Susie HARRINGTON, wife of Byron, died Wednesday at the family home, 644 N. Goodman street, Rochester, aged 65 years.  Besides her husband she leaves one son, Byron M. of Washington D.C., and one daughter, Fannie, of Rochester.  Mr. & Mrs. HARRINGTON were residents residents of Victor for many years, but moved to  Rochester a year or two ago, when they sold their home to M. C. O'NEILL.

Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY    Fri,    Apr 5, 1907     Pg 3      by:  Dianne Thomas

Victor -  Cynthia Dunham CONOVER, whose death was noted last week, was a life long resident of this vicinity and in her years of health, was a most active woman, known for her good works and general friendship for everyone.  She was born in the town of Penfield, Jan 27, 1817, and was married to Van Renssalaer CONOVER at Victor, February 4, 1845.  Her husband's death occurred at the family homestead in Egypt, Apr 18, 1882.  Her declining years were passed with her only surviving son, Leander A. CONOVER, one of her seven children. In February, she fell and fractured a hip from which she had never totally recovered.  She (cut off)

THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday         April 26, 1907    Pg 3, col 2              by: Ron Hanley    
The marriage of Miss Ella Farrell and Eugene Wilkinson, popular young people of this village, occurred Tuesday at 4 o'clock at the rectory of St. Patrick's Church, Rev. J. J. Donnelly, pastor of the church, officiating. 
The bride was attended by her cousin, Miss Frances Hall, of Rochester, and William Farrell, brother of the bride, was best man. A few relatives witnessed the ceremony.  Following the ceremony a reception was held and supper served to the immediate relatives of the young couple, at the home of the bride's mother on East Main Street.  Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson departed on an evening train for a short trip. Upon their return they will reside at the home of the bride's mother.

THE VICTOR HERALD,      Friday,     May 3, 1907,     Pg 2, col 4     by: Ron Hanley 

Former Victor Resident Passes Away in Michigan


The April 25th issue of the Union City Register Weekly, of Union City, Michigan, contains the following account of the death of William H. Cline, a former resident of this town. "Mr. William H. Cline, well known to many Union City people, passed away, last Friday morning, April 19th, at the Soldier's Home in Grand Rapids, after suffering as almost a helpless invalid during the past ten years." 

"William H. Cline was born in Victor, Ontario county, N. Y., January 17th, 1833. He was married to Miss Emily C. Hawley, at East

Bloomfield, N. Y., September 12th, 1860, and lived in Victor until 1863. He then enlisted in Company H., 4th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, and went directly to the front and engaged in many big battles. 

Mrs. Cline, with one small child, came to Union City with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David B. Hawley, who settled on a farm one half mile west of Union City, where Mr. Cline returned from the war in June, 1864.  Mr. and Mrs. Cline lived in several localities here including the farm east of Turtle Lake, now owned by George Clothier. In 1880, Mr. Cline with his wife and three sons moved to Grand Rapids where they have since resided. 

Mrs. Cline died February 7th, 1905, and her remains were laid to rest in Riverside cemetery, Union City, and Mr. Cline's remains were brought here, last Sunday, and laid beside his wife. Mrs. Cline was a sister of Mrs. C. D. Hawley, of this city. Three sons survive their parents, George H. Cline, of Chicago, Charles N. Cline, of Grand Rapids, and Arden B. Cline, of New York City.

Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY     Wednesday,   October 30, 1907           by: Dianne Thomas  

+  The Misses Leona and Julia TARBELL, formerly of this village, but recently teachers in Binghamton and New York City, respectively, left New York on Thursday of last week, for Italy, to be absent for a year.  

Rev. and Mrs. Frank W. HILL received a telegram on Tuesday, announcing the death of their cousin William VALENTINE, of New York.  Mr. VALENTINE had been a visitor here one several occasions and had been expected here last week.  HE was only ill a few days and his death was very sudden.  He died on the train while being taken to a sanitarium at Liberty, NY.

James BOOTH who was denominated on the Republican ticket for Justice of the Peace, met with a painful accident on Friday morning of last week.  He has been partially disabled over several weeks and obliged to use crutches, on account of an injured limb, which dates back to the Civil War.  On Friday, Mr. BOOTH drove from his home on High street to the village.  He wished to purchase an empty cider barrel and went to the Victor hotel for that purpose.  He started to enter the cellar, and his crutches caught on the stairs near the top, and threw him to the cellar bottom.  He received two bad cuts n the head and smaller bruises on the body.

+  The authorities of Victor High school have received notification that they must abide by the new State law, that the pupils of the school must be examined for their hearing and sight.  This new rule to give attention to the eyes and ears of pupils is expected to be of a great benefit and in many cases where pupils are considered dull it is thought the cause will be traced to physical defects that can be remedied.  

+  At an early hour on Friday morning, occurred the death of Andrew Bigelow ROWLEY, at his home on Church street, after an illness of several weeks. He was 68 years of age and had spent the grater part of of his life in this town, having been born on a farm in the northern part of the town.  Mr. ROWLEY had been in poor health for many years, and during the past few weeks, suffered two paralytic strokes, which completely disabled him, and he had since been confined to his bed.  In early life he was interested in agricultural pursuits.  MR. ROWLEY possessed a base voice of unusual strength and sweetness, and was always interested in music. For many years he sang in several well know glee clubs and other musical organizations.  Poor health had incapacitated him for the past few years.  He is survived by his wife and two sons, Frank T. of this village and Edmund L., of Joliet, Ill.   The funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at the home of his son, on Andrew street, and were conducted by Rev. Frank W. HILL, of the Presbyterian church, and Rev. Lorren STILES of the Methodist church.  Interment was made in the village cemetery.

+  The residents of Victor were shocked on Sunday morning to hear of one of the most tragic deaths that has ever occurred here.  George F. WILLIAMS, a former telegraph operator at the Lehigh Valley station here, and well known throughout this vicinity, met death in a most dreadful manner.  For some time, Mr. WILLIAMS had been ticket agent of the Lehigh Valley at Niagara Falls , and on Saturday evening, hearing of an accident which had befallen his father in law, James BOOTH, in this town, he left Niagara Falls on a Lehigh flyer and at Rochester Junction he had a permit to ride on a freight train to Victor.  Mr. WILLIAMS rode with the engineer in the cab and the train had to stop at Victor to shift cars.  When the train reached the School street crossing, about 200 yards west of the depot and had begun to slow up, Mr. WILLIAMS jumped.  It is not of course known as whether he jumped because he thought he was nearer the depot that he was, or whether he realized where he was and jumped off so that he would not have so far to walk.  The engineer saw him roll over and fearing something was wrong, stopped the train, and with the other members of the crew went back and found Mr. WILLIAMS sitting up by the track with one arm and one foot cut off, and a terrible gash on his forehead and through his eye.  He was conscious but did not realize the extent of his injuries.  He was much surprised when he was told that he had better be taken to a hospital.  It was shortly before midnight when the terrible accident occurred.  Dr. W. B. CLAPPER and Dr. A. M. MEAD were hastily summoned.  The injured man was taken to the caboose and the engine attached and the return trip was made to Rochester, where Mr. WILLIAMS was removed to the Homeopathic Hospital.  The shock had been too great, and the young man died at 7 o'clock on  (cut off)

Canandaigua Chronicle                October 30,   1907                                  by Cheri Branca 

Victor, N. Y. - The death of Andrew Bigelow Rowley occurred at an early hour on Friday morning at his home in Church street. Mr. Rowley had been in feeble health for some time and had been confined to his bed for several weeks, following a stroke of paralysis. He suffered the second shock, and has been in an almost helpless condition since. Mr. Rowley was a quiet man in manner, and had won for himself many friends by his kind-heartedness and pleasant manner. Born in this town on May 10, 1839, nearly the entire sixty-eight years of his life had been spent here, excepting a few years' residence at Joliet, Ill. Mr. Rowley was a bass singer of unusual ability and during his early life he was prominent in musical circles. For many years he was a member of the choir of the local Presbyterian church and he also sang in several clubs and outside organizations. Besides the wife, two sons survive: Frank T. of this village and Edmund L., of Joliet, Ill., who arrived here on Saturday evening. The funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock, and were conducted by Rev. Loren Stiles of the Methodist church, and Rev. Frank W. Hill of the Presbyterian church. Interment was in the village cemetery.

THE VICTOR HERALD   Friday     November 8, 1907     col 4              by: Ron Hanley  
St. Patrick's Church was the scene of a wedding on Wednesday afternoon, witnessed by a company of relatives and friends.
Miss Julia Crowley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Crowley, became the bride of Andrew J. Tobin, who resides south of this village. The ceremony was performed at three o'clock, by Rev. P. A. Neville, of East Bloomfield, in the absence of Rev. J. J. Donnelly.  The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Mary Crowley, and James A. Barry was best man. Henry Toomey and John Crowley, brother of the bride, officiated as ushers. 
Both the bride and her attendants were gowned in coat suits of navy blue, and wore hats to match their suits. The bride wore a dainty white silk waist, with white gloves, and carried a white prayed book.  After the marriage ceremony, the wedding party went to the home of the bride's parents, east of the village, where a reception was held and supper served.  Guests were present from Rochester, Lima, and other nearby towns. Mr. and Mrs. Tobin left on an evening train for a trip in the eastern part of the state, visiting friends at Syracuse and Little Falls. Upon their return they will reside in this town.

Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY    Wed,   Dec 11, 1907               by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Edwin S. NORTON spent Saturday with her sister, Mrs. Laura BRADLEY, who is a patient at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium.

Mrs. Mary MALONE visited her daughter, Mrs. Seymour BOUGHTON, at Le Roy last week. 

+  Winifred NELSON is pursuing an electrical course at the Mechanics Institute in Rochester

Mrs. Ida L. BORDEN and brother, W. C. WOODWORTH, started on Saturday morning for their trip through the South and West which will extend throughout the winter.  

Mr. and Mrs. L. D. SHORT of Rochester, were over Sunday visitors at the home of Dr. and Mrs. James F. DRAPER

+  On Monday, December 9, Mrs. Louisa TALLMADGE, one of the oldest residents of this town, will observe her 92nd birthday.  Mrs. TALLMADGE has been a resident of this town since she was 3 years of age, and is acquainted with nearly every historical event of the community.  She enjoys good health, is active, and in full possession of her mind and memory.  Mrs. TALLMADGE has been a widow for 20 years.  She has three children living. 


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