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Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday, Feb 21, 1913 by: Dianne Thomas
Death of Aged and Beloved Resident
Mrs. Caroline Boughton GALLUP, one of the oldest and best loved residents of Victor, passed away at the home of her son, William B. GALLUP, on Main street in this village, shortly after 8 o'clock this morning, aged nearly eighty nine years. Mrs. GALLUP had been in poor health for several months past and had failed rapidly during the past few weeks.
Caroline BOUGHTON, was born in Victor on April 22, 1824, the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Parks) BOUGHTON. the family resided in Rochester during the first few years of this daughter's life, returning to Victor upon the death of the father, when she was four years of age. At the age of fifteen she began to teach school. In 1848 she was united in marriage with William B. GALLUP, who died about twenty years ago. At one time Mr. and Mrs. GALLUP taught together in the school at Macedon.
In 1837, Mrs. GALLUP united with the local Presbyterian church and for seventy-five years, she was an active and faithful member. for about seventy years, she was a teacher in the Sunday school, and for over sixty years, her class occupied the same corner of the Sunday School room. Mrs. GALLUP was instrumental in organizing the Women's Missionary Society of the church, about forty years ago, and she was always an ardent worker for the cause of missions.
To a remarkable degree, Mrs. GALLUP retained her interest in outside affairs, and up to the beginning of her last illness, she made an occasional visit to friends and enjoyed a social gathering. Her eighty eighth birthday anniversary, last April, was celebrated by a reception which was attended by many friends and was greatly enjoyed by Mrs. GALLUP. At that time, Mrs. GALLUP played on the piano for her guests and also sang, accompanied by her niece, Mrs. VAIL of Romulus. She was truly a remarkable woman and the many years of her life are a wonderful record of kindliness, activity and attainment which won for her much of love and appreciation.
Mrs. GALLUP is survived by a son, William B. GALLUP of this village, with whom she made her home, and a daughter, Mrs. O. S. BACON of Canandaigua. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2:30 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, Rev .F. W. HILL, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery.
Death of Former Resident - The death of Charles W. GEORGE of Coach street, Canandaigua, occurred on Sunday afternoon at the Memorial hospital where Mr. GEORGE was taken on Sunday, February 9th, and where on Thursday of last week, he underwent a serious operation. His condition appeared favorable until Saturday night, when his strength began to fail and the end came.
Mr. GEORGE was born in Vermont on April 3, 1843 and lived here for a number of years, removing to the county seat about twelve years ago. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. A. B. SACKETT of Canandaigua ,and two sons, Claude A. GEORGE of Hamburg, Germany and Larry C. GEORGE of Canandaigua.
The funeral was held from the home of Mrs. SACKETT on Greig Terrace, Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. E. P. WOOD of Victor, assisted by the Rev. Livingston L. TAYLOR. The remains were placed in the vault at Woodlawn until spring, when they will be interred in the Boughton Hill cemetery.
Mr. GEORGE was well known here where he had many friends who will regret the news of his death. He was the first man in this vicinity to build cement walks and it is due to Mr. GEORGE'S efforts here, that Victor, has such an excellent system of cement walks throughout the village, as he started the enterprise many years ago.
Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday, Mar 7, 1913 by: Dianne Thomas
+ The death of Milo EVENS occurred at Beahan Hospital in Canandaigua, Friday evening, February 28th. He had been a patient suffering from many months but the immediate cause of his death was peritonitis following an operation. Mr. EVENS was born at Keene, NH, October 26, 1856. At the age of 21, he went to Hartford, Conn., where in 1883, he was married to Annie ANNIS, who survives him. Eighteen years ago, they came to Victor and since that time have lived in this vicinity. Being of a genial, kindly disposition he won many friends in and around Victor. The funeral was held at the home, one and one half miles north of this village, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. L. STILES, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, officiating. Interment was at Boughton Hill Cemetery. Besides the wife, the surviving relatives are three nephews and a cousin in Connecticut.
+ Cards of Thanks - We wish to express our most sincere thanks to neighbors and friends that showed so many kindnesses and our friends in the village who so generously contributed to aid us in our recent bereavement. Mrs. EVENS and sisters.
+ Victor friends will be saddened to learn of the death of Mrs. Margaret FARRELL, a resident of this town for many years, which occurred on Sunday, March 2nd, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Andrew BRADY, on Chapel street, Canandaigua, where she had resided for the past few years. She was 85 years of age and up to a short time ago, Mrs. FARRELL had enjoyed good health for one of her years. Death was due to a general wearing out due to advanced age. Mrs. FARRELL was a kindly woman, who looked on the bright side of live and always had a good natured, word (cut off)
Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday, Mar 22, 1913 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Death Shrouded in Mystery - William PIMM, son of Sidney PIMM of this village, and a life long resident of Victor, died in Buffalo under mysterious circumstances on March 16th or 17th. He left home on Thursday, March 14th and nothing was heard from him or of him until yesterday, when relatives here were notified that his body had been in the Buffalo morgue, since March 17th, without identification up to the time of the communication. Harry, a brother of the deceased, at once left for Buffalo, claimed the body and brought it, today, to Rochester. Interment will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery, that city, this afternoon at four o'clock. Nothing of the circumstances of the death of Mr. PIMM is as yet known to relatives here. He was 48 years of age.
+ The death of Mrs. Charles Clark VAN VECHTEN, who had been a resident of this town for her entire life, occurred at the Thompson Memorial Hospital, in Canandaigua, at 2:30 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. VAN VECHTEN was 62 years of age, and the daughter of the late David CLARK, a well known resident of this town. Mr. VAN VECHTEN died here six months ago and shortly thereafter, the widow broke up her home and had since divided her time between the homes of her children, and sisters. Her health had been failing since the death of Mr. VAN VECHTEN , and during the winter she suffered a serious illness at the home of her son. Since her recovery from that, Mrs. VAN VECHTEN was thought to be better, and her last illness was of only three days duration. She left the home of her son, to go to Canandaigua to transact some business matters and to visit at the home of her sister, and while there, was suddenly seized with a diabetic coma, and was removed to the hospital, last Saturday, in an unconscious state. She did not regain consciousness.
+ Mrs. VAN VECHTEN was a woman of fine character. Unselfish in nature, she was always ready to do for others, and she had weakened her health caring for her husband during a long illness. She had many friends in this vicinity, who are saddened by the news of her death. Two children survive, Ida, the wife of Dr. Clayton H. SNOVER of Randolph and George VAN VECHTEN, of Rochester, also two sisters, Mrs. George D. SIDWAY of Canandaigua, and Mrs. George SIMONDS of this village. The body was brought here on Tuesday evening and taken to the Simonds home, on East Main street, where the funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. Frank W. HILL of the Presbyterian church officiated. The services were attended by many relatives and friends. There were floral tributes sent by loving friends and relatives, including an offering sent by the ladies of the Presbyterian church of which Mrs. VAN VECHTEN had been a member for over 40 years.
+ Cornelius E. TOBIN - A man who had spent his entire life in Victor and whose energy had done much to promote the up-building and the prosperity of the community, passed from this sphere of activity when Cornelius E. TOBIN breathed his last, early Sunday morning. The news of his death was a great shock to all who had known him, for death came suddenly, without the warning of any continued illness. Mr. TOBIN had been out of town on Saturday and returned in the early evening. He stopped at the market of E. C. Bristol, to make some purchase and while there, engaged in conversation with friends. They observed that he did not appear to be in good health and it was suggested that it would be well to secure a conveyance in which to take him home. Before the vehicle was ready, he had become unconscious. After the how was reached, a physician was summoned and everything possible was done to revive him, but without avail, and he died without regaining consciousness, shortly after midnight. Heart failure was the cause of death.
Cornelius E. TOBIN was born in Victor, December 28, 1863. He was the eldest child of Mr. & Mrs. James TOBIN, who survive him, together with five sisters and two brothers,: Nellie, the wife of Frank GRANGER, of Rochester; Hannah, the wife of William F. KEATING; Katherine, the wife of Fred KEATING; the Misses Mary and Julia TOBIN; and James Jr., and Daniel TOBIN, all of this town. About 14 years ago, Mr. TOBIN married Miss Elizabeth HINCH, of this town, who survives with four children, Raymond, Vernon, Elizabeth and Edward.
Mr. TOBIN'S business interests were many and varied and gave him an acquaintance throughout Western New York. He was in partnership with his brother, James Jr., under the firm name of Tobin Brothers, and they carried an extensive produce business, dealt largely in horses, cattle and sheep, and operated several farms. They had recently started a feed mill here. In all of these enterprises, they were remarkably successful and the elder brother contributed his full share to that success. The deceased was one of the organizers of the Victor Preserving Company and a member of the board of directors until he sold his stock a short time ago. Mr. TOBIN was shrew but kindly in his dealings. His tremendous energy and business sagacity commanded the respect of his associates. He was a member of the Board of Education of Victor High School, at the time of his death and in recent years, a member of the Village Board, being wise in counsel and progressive in thought in his relations with public affairs. In his home life, Mr. TOBIN was a tender and generous husband and father. The deceased was a member of the Victor branch of the C.M.B.A. and of Rochester Council of the Knights of Columbus.
The funeral services were held on Wednesday morning, at 9:30 o'clock at the home on East Main street, and at 10:00 o'clock at St. Patrick's church. A Requiem Mass was said by Rev. John J. DONELLY, assisted by the church choir with Edward J. RYAN as soloist. The latter rendered two solos at the close of the service. The funeral was one of the largest ever held here and the church was filled, many being unable to gain entrance. The members of the C.M.B.A., with a delegation form the Knights of Columbus of Rochester, marched as an escort to the procession and attended the funeral in a body. Many form surrounding towns were in attendance upon the services. The village places of business were all closed during the services. A profusion of beautiful flowers was sent by sorrowing relatives and friends, and in the procession was a carriage completely filled with them. A beautiful flower tribute was sent by the business men of the town, this being, in the form of a large wreath of roses on a high standard, and testifying to the important place which Mr. TOBIN had occupied in the business of the town, and of the loss which the business men feel in his death. The Knights of Columbus sent a beautiful wreath, and the C.M.B.A., a huge bunch of American Beauty roses. The members of the board of education and faculty of the High School sent a tribute of calla lilies and sweet peas. Beautiful wreaths were sent by the firms of L. G. Loomis and Sons, the BACON family of Canandaigua, Mr. & Mrs. John BRADY and Mr. & Mrs. KEATING. Mrs. Honore MC CARTHY of Rochester sent as a loving tribute to the family, a Mass card, signed by Rev. John SULLIVAN, of Corpus Christi church, Rochester. Among the other floral offerings, were beautiful tributes sent by Mrs. & Mrs. SHAW of Irondequoit; Mr. & Mrs. S. HUTCHINSON of Pittsford; Herman LEPEDIS, Mr. & Mrs. MC GIBBON, the Misses Minnie and Catherine BURKE; Mrs. Erwin and family; Mr. and Mrs. PERREZ, all of Rochester; W. H. and M. L. SPENCER of Canandaigua. William DAILOR, Mr. & Mrs. A. S. ELLIS, Mr. & Mrs. A. B. HATHAWAY, Homer E. SNYDER, the 6th and 7th grades of the High School, of which the children of the family are pupils and other relatives and friends. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery on High street, and the grave was banked with flowers.
THE VICTOR HERALD April 4, 1913 Front Pg, col 5 by: Ron Hanley & Dianne Thomas
BUNCE - DUBLER - The marriage of Mrs. Daisy DUBLER of Clifton Springs to John BUNCE of this place, was solemnized at St. Felix Catholic church in Clifton Springs on Wednesday morning, April 2nd. The Rev. Felix J. O'HANLON, priest of the parish, performed the ceremony. A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's brother, George WALTERS. Mr. and Mrs. BUNCE came of Wednesday to their home on a farm near this village. Victor friends extend congratulations and good wishes
Victor Man Killed by Trolley - Eugene ALDRICH, a resident of East Victor, was instantly killed by a trolley car near the East Main street crossing, at 11:15 o'clock last Sunday night (Mar 30th). The man was evidently walking along the track, carrying several packages of groceries which were found on the tracks. The motorman stopped his car almost as soon as it hit ALDRICH. The body was found on a little embankment several feet from the car tracks and was hurried to Victor, where a physician was summoned. an examination showed that ALDRICH'S neck had been broken, one arm broken in two places and one hip crushed. Coroner ARMSTRONG of Canandaigua is investigating the case. Mr. ALDRICH was about 40 years of age and leaves a wife and four small children. The funeral was held from his late home, Wednesday afternoon, with interment at Boughton Hill cemetery.
Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday, April 25, 1913 by: Dianne Thomas
Death of Aged Resident - John CROWLEY, one of the town's oldest residents, passed away at one o'clock on Monday morning, April 21st, at his home on East Main street, just east of the village limits. He had been in failing health for the last year and death resulted from the infirmities of old age. Mr. CROWLEY was born in Ireland 85 years ago and came to this country on July 4, 1862, settling in the town of Farmington, where he continued to reside until several years ago, when he gave up active work and came to this town to live. Mr. CROWLEY was a kindly man and had many friends.
Mr. CROWLEY'S wife died here, seven years ago, next month. There survives one daughter and five sons, Miss Mary CROWLEY of New York City; Michael of Farmington; William M. of this town; Patrick J. and James S. of Duluth, Minn. and Daniel D. CROWLEY of Minneapolis, Minn, with 23 grand children & 2 great grandchildren; one brother also survives, Jerry CROWLEY, of Conshohocken, Pa.
The funeral services were held at St. Patrick's church, Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock, and were largely attended. Rev. J. J. DONNELLY officiated. Burial was made in Macedon, where the wife is buried and where the family attended church during their residence in Farmington.
+ Mrs. Helen CORSER, daughter of Mrs. George SEARLE, Sr. of this village, was struck by an automobile on West avenue, Rochester, Thursday afternoon. Mrs. CORSER suffered painful bruises, but fortunately, was not seriously injured. Her mother is with her.
+ Robert Gillis, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Gillis, of this village, and Miss Emma Vail of Canandaigua were united in marriage at the Methodist parsonage in Canandaigua, Wednesday evening, by Rev. DeWitt Hoeker. Mr. and Mrs. Gillis will reside with his parents for the present.
Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY Friday, July 30, 1913 by: Dianne Thomas
+ When the Village was a Baby - When the village of Victor was a baby, and its small homes were just beginning to outgrow the wigwams of a few years before, the building of a house was not an easy task, and the payment of the builders was still harder, as money was very scarce, and the usual custom was to pay in land. Often times, 100 acres of land would be given for the building of one home. wolves and wild animals were not extinct in the territory and it was no unusual thing for Indians to come begging at the doors of the cabins.
In looking over the early names, it is evident than the present residents, many of them, are descendants of the pioneers and among these none are more prominent than the ROWLEY family, whose genealogy has been traced back to 1630. Joseph ROWLEY was born in 1753 and died in this town, in 1835. He served in the Revolutionary War. His son, Jireh ROWLEY was born in 1774 and the latter's son, Jireh Jr., was born here on July 12, 1808. Many relatives now reside in this vicinity.
In 1816, teas was sold here for $2.00 a pound, shirting was 50 cents a yard, factory cloth was 25 cents and calico was three shillings a yard. The town was then a forest with the cedar, pine, tamarac and hemlock, the principal trees.
The Victor Hotel - The most important of the older buildings, now standing is the Victor Hotel, erected in 1818 by Rufus DRYER, and opened to the public with a grand ball on Christmas, 1819. Every change in local history has in some way been linked with this old hostelry, which for nearly a century, has defied the ravages of time and the elements. Built of brick, made in the ravine back of where the town (cut off)
+ (cut off) often when they moved away, these were sold to new residents. The present white frame edifice on the south side of Main street, was dedicated on January 24, 1833, with Rev. Richard KAY_AS the first pastor. The church originally cost $3,500, but several additions have been erected and considerable added expense made. In 1858 the permanent Presbyterian form of government was adopted and the name of "The First Presbyterian church of Victor", chosen. In the spire of this church is "the old town clock", whose face has long greeted the residents. The parsonage east of the church was built in 1868 at a cost of $5,000. The church has had over 20 pastors. Rev. Frank Webster HILL is the present pastor, coming here in 1900.
The Methodist Church - Although a number of people of the Methodist faith had been located in the town of some years, a society of that denomination was not formed until 1820, but in that year, a lot was purchased. The following year the new building was dedicated, but it was not completed until 1830. Work was commenced on the present structure, a short distance east of the Presbyterian church, in 1870. The church was dedicated on June 15th, 1871, by Bishop PECK of Syracuse. The church is a substantial structure of brick and in 1875 the present parsonage adjourning the church was built, of the same material, at a cost of $4,000. The church has had 30 pastors, but Rev. Loren STILES, the present pastor, has served in that capacity for over 12 years.
The Universalist Church - The Universalists of the community began to unite way back in the early part of the 19th century. The exact date of the first sermon of that faith to be delivered here is not known, but Rev. Thomas BILLINGHURST it thought to have been the (cut off)
Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY Friday, August 1913 by: Dianne Thomas
+ When the call came for volunteers in the opening of the Civil War, Victor's men were quick to respond and as near as can be definitely determined, a role of 140 was credited to Victor. Two Victor boys, William Penn UNDERHILL, now of East Rochester, and George PITTENGER, residing here, did duty before Santiago in the Spanish American war of 1898, as members of the 10th regular infantry.
The ranks of the Civil War veterans are rapidly thinning and when the recent reunion was held at Gettysburg, only four men were able to go from here. They were James BOOTH, George BORTLE, Henry QUIGLEY and Sylvester H. SIMPSON.
There are many on Victor's honor roll, and deserving of being placed at the top of the list are the early physicians who came here when the country was new and labored faithfully under the most trying conditions to heal the ills of the pioneers. Dr. Thomas BEACH, the town's first physician, came here in 1808. Dr. William BALL came in 1820 and his brother, Dr. Charles BALL, in 1824. All of these men did much for charity and in many ways aided in the early settling. Among other pioneers whose names have gone down in history are Charles FISHER, who came here in 1814 and settled in the western part of the town, what is now Fishers, the name being derived from this early resident. This man serviced this portion of the town as Justice, railroad agent, and postmaster at various times. Henry PARDEE came in 1802; Henry ELLIS, the father of Bolivar ELLIS, came here in 1824; Lanson DEWEY, in 1825. Melancton LEWIS who was an early school teacher located where now stands the barn of Dr. C. A. ROWLEY, came here in 1838. All of these men played important roles in the early drama.
Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY Friday Dec 12, 1913 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Charles WALKER, who purchased the Andrew PAYNE farm last year, fell from the hay loft in his barn into a wagon, and fractured two ribs.
+ Mr. & Mrs. Frank WILSON of Penn Yan, spent a few days with their father, Joseph WILKINSON, recently.
+ Mr. & Mrs. Levi A REDFIELD, George POWER and Miss Bertha RANDALL, autoed to Penn Yan on Monday and were guests of Mr. & Mrs. Lewis QUACKENBUSH. Mrs. QUACKENBUSH, formerly Miss Caddie BARNES, was a former resident of this town.
+Mr. & Mrs. John Edward BAKER attended the 25th wedding anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. Walter WILCOXEN at Macedon on Friday, and were overnight guests of Mr. BAKER'S sister, Mrs. Mary HERENDEEN. Mr. & Mrs. James PADGHAM and Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert PADGHAM were also in attendance at the silver wedding.
+ Mr. & Mrs. Henry PADGHAM of Victor, visited her sister, Mrs. Joseph TUTTLE, on Friday. Mr. PADGHAM who was severely injured about the head in Victor flouring mill several days ago, is recovering slowly.
+ Mr. E. P. WOOD of Victor, was a guest of Mrs. Lydia JEFFERY last week.
+ Mr. & Mrs. Charles BLAZEY Sr., of Victor, were guests last week, Tuesday, at the home of James PADGHAM.
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