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Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday, March 24, 1916 Pg 1 by: Dianne Thomas
Miss Margaret Isabelle KEATING passed away suddenly at the home of her father, Jerry KEATING, at Hathaway's Corners, on Saturday afternoon, March 18th, aged 22 years. Miss KEATING had been in failing health for some time, suffering from organic heart trouble, but she continued her work as teacher of the Town Line district school until the holiday season. At that time a season of rest was advised, and Mrs. Edward KEEFE took charge of the school. Only two or three days before her death, Miss KEATING took a drive, and it was hoped that her earnest effort to regain her health might be successful. She was highly esteemed by many friends who sincerely mourn her early death. She was a member of the Class of 1913, Victor High school. Besides her father, she is survived by two sisters, Evelyn & Bernadette KEATING and three brothers, Gerald, Edward and Walter, all of Hathaway's. The day of Miss KEATING'S burial, March 21st, was the sixth anniversary of her mother's death. Since Mrs. KEATING'S death, her sister, Miss Ella SULLIVAN, has had charge of the home. Besides this aunt, Miss KEATING is survived by several other uncles and aunts, and by her grandfather, John SULLIVAN of Rochester. The funeral services were held on Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from the house, Rev. P. A. NEVILLE of East Bloomfield officiating. Interment was made in St. Patrick's cemetery.
+ Cards of Thanks - We wish to thank our good friends and neighbors for the sympathy and kindness shown us in the our of our great bereavement. Jerry KEATING and Family.
+ The large house on the farm of Mrs. Mary E. MASON, about one and one-half miles north of Holcomb, on the Victor road, was burned to the ground between 8:30 and 11 o'clock, Thursday night. The family was gathered in the large front dining room sitting around a wood fire, when it was noticed that the water was beginning to drip down from above. Investigation led to the discovery that the rafters and roof were on fire and soon the whole upper part of the house was ablaze. It was a terrible night and the roads all around were piled high with hug drifts making it hard for helpers to come from any distance and the fire gained such headway that little could be done towards saving the house, though some furniture was removed. All clothing, bedding, dishes, pantry stores, etc., were burned, together with 5 tones of cabbage, 60 bushels of onions, carrots, potatoes and other vegetables. The house was a large two story building of the substantial type erected some 50 years ago and it will be remembered by some as the old Hopson homestead. On a few years ago a large barn was burned on this farm. Mrs. MASON'S loss, which is a heavy one, is partially covered by insurance. - Holcomb Review.
+ Egbert G. HOWLAND, a veteran maple syrup maker of Manchester town, is quoted as saying that this season is the poorest for that product, that he has seen in 40 years.
+ Obituary - VAN VOORHIS - The community was shocked and saddened Wednesday afternoon, when news of the sudden and entirely ____ looked for death of Stephen VAN VOORHIS, one of its most highly esteemed and best beloved citizens. Mr. VAN VOORHIS, who was 70 years of age, had for some time suffered from organic heart trouble, but all during Spring, had been very well and on the day of his death, remarked that he was even better than usual. It was while working about the grounds at his residence, that Mr. VAN VOORHIS was stricken and it is probable that the sensation of unusually good health led him to over exertion.
Stephen VAN VOORHIS was of sturdy Dutch descent, the son of Henry and Margaret VAN VOORHIS and was born in Decatur, Otsego county, New York. He came to Victor with his parents in 1853 and for many years tilled the soil of the VAN VOORHIS homestead farm at Fishers and there amassed comfortable competence. Retired from active duties there, several years ago, he purchased a residence on West Main street in this village. He took great pride in his home and had spent much time, thought and money in its improvement. Mr. VAN VOORHIS was a staunch Republican in politics and for years had been prominent in the political life of the town. He was its supervisor in 1887 and for many years and at the time of his death, was a member of the town board of assessors. He was an active member of the Methodist Episcopal church. (rest is cut off)
Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua Friday, May 18, 1917 by: Dianne Thomas
PATTERSON - The death of Owen PATTERSON of Victor, aged 74 years, occurred at the Memorial hospital on Monday. He leaves no near relatives. The funeral services were held at St. Patrick's church at Victor on Wednesday. Interment was in Victor.
BRADY - The death of Mrs. Mary Brady, wife of John Brady, occurred at the family home, just east of this village, on Monday evening at 10 o'clock. Mrs. Brady was stricken with apoplexy, shortly after 7 o'clock on Friday evening, while conversing with her son, Walton. He telephoned for a physician, under whose ministrations Mrs. Brady appeared to improve for about three hours. A relapse occurred before midnight, and from then until the hour of her death she lay unconscious. The members of the family were hastily summoned and were with their mother until the end. Mrs. Brady had been in her usual good health immediately prior to the attack.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester,
NY Tues Aug 15,
1916 by: GSubyak@aol.com
O' SULLIVAN - At
his residence in Pittsford, August 14, 1916, Cornelius O'
SULLIVAN, aged 76 years. He is survived by his wife, five sons, William, Cornelius
and Thomas of Perinton, Michael and John,
of Pittsford; four daughters, Mrs. J. A. KREAG and
Mrs. William REYNOLDS, of Rochester, Mrs. Carl
RANNEY and Teresa O' SULLIVAN, of
Pittsford; one brother, Thomas, of Fishers; two sisters,
Mrs. Frank TATO, of Chicago and Mrs.
James BRADY, of Addison.
Funeral from his late residence, Wednesday morning, August 16th, at 8:30 o'clock; services at St. Patrick's Church, Victor, at 9:30 o'clock. Interment at Victor.
VICTOR HERALD Friday, September 29, 1916 Page 1
Child Injured by Motorcycle - Meryle VanDenbergh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray VanDenbergh of Rochester, was painfully injured, Saturday forenoon, when she was struck by a motorcycle while playing with other children near the home of her
Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday, January 19, 1917 Pg. 4 by: Dianne Thomas
+ KINSMAN - Claude KINSMAN, a former resident of Farmington, but who for several years has resided in Rochester, died in the General Hospital of that city on Friday of last week (Jan 12th), after a 6 day illness of bronchial pneumonia following grippe. Mr. KINSMAN was employed in the chemical department of the Eastman Kodak Co. Mr. KINSMAN is survived by his wife, Maria Mayo KINSMAN, two sons, Clifford, now with the United States troops on the Mexican border, and Edmund of Rochester; two daughters, Ethel and Bertha KINSMAN also of Rochester; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. John KINSMAN of Rochester and one brother, Arthur G. KINSMAN of Farmington. The remains were brought to Victor and funeral services were held from St. Paul's Universalist church at 2 o'clock on Monday afternoon, the pastor, Rev. George SCUDDER, officiating. Interment was made in Boughton Hill Cemetery.
Cards of Thanks - We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors who have been so kind to us in our recent bereavement and also the choir and Rev. George W. SCUDDER. Mrs. Claude KINSMAN and Family.
+ CONNOLLY - Mrs. James CONNOLLY, an aunt of Edward KEEFE of this village, passed away at the family home north of Macedon, Sunday afternoon. Mrs. CONNOLLY had been ill but a few days and her death was unexpected. Margaret O'KEEFE was born in Farmington, November 13, 1866 and married James CONNOLLY on January 20, 1891. Besides her husband, she leaves four sons, James, William, John and Leo; three brothers, Dennis O'KEEFE of Farmington, James and John O'KEEFE of Macedon, besides several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Wednesday morning from St. Patrick's church, Macedon at 10 o'clock, Rev. M. A. F. HOLMES conducting the services.
+ WEBSTER - Not in many a day had sadder news come to Victor than that of the death of Milo Freeman WEBSTER, which occurred very suddenly during his absence from his home in this village on Saturday, January 13th. Mr. WEBSTER left Victor, Thursday morning, for a business trip to towns along the "Falls Road", and reached the home of Mrs. WEBSTER'S father, the Rev. Henry C. WOODS, in Albion, during the day. He remained there for the night and was apparently in perfect health at the hour of retiring. Early Friday morning he was found to be alarmingly ill and a physician and nurse were summoned. despite their ministrations, he continued to grow worse and passed away at 11 o'clock on Saturday morning. The cause of death was internal hemorrhage caused by internal ulcers. As soon as it became evident that Mr. WEBSTER was in critical condition, Mrs. WEBSTER and son, Otis, were summoned to his bedside, and they reached him about an hour before the end came and while he was yet able to recognize them. The death of husband and father is a blow made inexpressibly hard by the fact that the family had had no intimation that he was in other than perfect health. It is not likely that Mr. WEBSTER himself was cognizant of his condition.
Milo Freeman WEBSTER was the son of the late Otis and Cynthia WEBSTER, and was born in Amherst, Ohio in 1866. Many years ago the family came to Victor and purchased a farm on Brace street, south of the village, the locality being now known as Webster's Corners. Milo attended the Victor schools and in 1888, graduated from Cornell University. He had ever since been connected with the agricultural department of the university. In September, 1891, Mr. WEBSTER was united in marriage with Miss Harriet A. WOODS, eldest daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Henry C. WOODS. The Rev. Mr. WOODS was then pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church in this village. Mr. & Mrs. WEBSTER continued to reside on the homestead farm for several years. While still engaged in farming, he became interested in the fire insurance business along co-operative lines and established a very successful agency, which came to demand so much of his time that he thought it best to move to this village. The family first resided coming here in the house on West Main street, now owned by Mrs. Florence WILLIAMS. Several years ago, Mr. WEBSTER purchased the Truman DRYER farm upon the hills north of Main street and here he established the family home. The property came to be known as Webster Heights and Mr. WEBSTER projected an extensive real estate development upon the farm, laying out streets and building several houses. This venture proved a partial disappointment to him because of the difficulty in securing a satisfactory entrance to the property. Meanwhile, he carried on his insurance business very successfully and became one of the most influential men in co-operative insurance work. Accepting a call to an important position in the offices of the Tompkins County Co-operative Fire Insurance Co., at Ithaca, he disposed of an interest in his local agency to Charles A. MOORE. The work in Ithaca possessed great interest for him and his services were valued highly by his official associates there, but Mr. WEBSTER severed the connection, after a little, feeling that he was needed at home. He continued his activities in the insurance business and was a director of several companies. The journey halted by the summons of death was taken in the interests of that business. Mr. WEBSTER was a man of positive opinions and aggressive action. He was a public spirited citizen intensely interested in the welfare of the community and of every institution which made for its up-building. His knowledge of men and affairs was remarkable. Many friends in his home town and throughout the state will deeply miss him. In her hour of bereavement, Mrs. WEBSTER is sustained and comforted by her family of twelve children, all of whom are at home, except the eldest daughter, Mary, now Mrs. Allan HOPKINS, who resides in Cleveland, Ohio. The others are Ruth, Otis, Laura, Louise, Julia, Henry, Josephine, John, Jean, James and Robert. Mr. WEBSTER'S mother died a little more than a year ago, at the age of 83 years. His father died upon the homestead farm, many years ago.
The funeral services of Milo F. WEBSTER were held form the Presbyterian church in this village, of which Mr. WEBSTER was a member, on Tuesday afternoon. They were very largely attended. Rev. Frank W. HILL, pastor of the church, was assisted by Rev. James W. ALLATT, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, in conducting the services. The floral offerings were very beautiful. Interment was made in Boughton Hill Cemetery.
THE VICTOR HERALD Friday March 9, 1917 Pg 8, col 2 by: Ron Hanley
The Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday, March 9, 1917 Pg 8 by: Dianne Thomas
+ A daughter was born in Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, Sunday, March 4, to Mr. & Mrs. Irving BOUGHTON, who reside northwest of this village.
+ The marriage of Harold L. BURKE and Miss Mabel CARNEY took place in the home of the bride in Clifton Springs on Saturday afternoon, March 3rd. Mr. BURKE is expected to report for duty as carrier on his rural mail rout from this office, a position which he has held for the past two or three years, on Monday next. Mr. & Mrs. BURKE will reside in Victor.
+ Mrs. Julia Webster ECKLER died upon her home farm, just east of Mendon village, on the state road, on Tuesday, March 6th, after a lingering illness, at the advanced age of 91 years. She was a lifetime resident of Mendon, having resided on the farm where she passed away, over 50 years. She was the widow of the late Mason ECKLER, who died many years ago. Mrs. ECKLER is survived by one sister, Mrs. Etta JOHNSON of Ithaca, and two grandchildren, Velma IRWIN of Rochester and Addison ECKLER, who lived with his grandmother. The funeral was held at the home on Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock and interment made in Mendon cemetery.
+ Mrs. Mary Jane WEBSTER died at her home in Mendon village after a lingering illness on Wednesday morning, March 7th, at the age of 73 years. Mrs. WEBSTER was born in Ireland, March 21, 1844 and came to America, when twelve years of age, with her sister, joining her parents here. She had since resided in the vicinity of Mendon, moving to the village a few years ago. Mrs. WEBSTER was a faithful member of the Presbyterian church of Mendon for many years. She is survived by her husband, George M., of Mendon, and one son, William WEBSTER of Farmington. The funeral services were held at the family home this afternoon, Rev. E. J. SHANK of Mendon officiating. Interment was made in the Mendon cemetery.
+ Lewis CANNAN of East Main street is among the grippe sufferers this week.
+ Michael LUCY is ill at his home this week, with a serious attack of pleurisy.
+ Mr. & Mrs. George PLUMER have moved from Frank MANLEY house on Church street, to a farm near Macedon.
+ Mrs. R. O. SMITH, mother of Mrs. George GARDINER, Roy O. SMITH and Jay SMITH of Victor, is seriously ill at her home in Wolcott.
+ William HILL Sr., who has for several days been ill at his home in this village, had a relapse this week, from which he is slowly improving.
+ Mrs. Frank A. EWER entertained eight ladies of this village, Saturday evening. Five hundred was the amusement. Light refreshments were served.
+ Mrs. Fred J. MANLEY, who has been suffering for several days with a grippe cold, threatening pneumonia, is much improved and was able to get downstairs on Tuesday.
+ Mrs. Clarence BRUSO, suffered a stroke of paralysis, this week, affecting her right side. She is improving slowly and it is reported is regaining the use of her arm. Her daughter, Mrs. Charles POWELL, is with her.
+ Mrs. Hicks ARTLIP, who was a patient for many weeks in Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, while suffering from a broken leg, was recently removed to her home at East Victor. she is much improved in health, although as usual confined to an invalid's chair.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL
by: Ron Hanley
VICTOR - Miss Ruth C. Mulheron, 22 years of age. died after a weeks illness at the home of her aunt, Mrs. David Keefe, who lives Southwest of this village. Death was due to a complication of diseases. Miss Mulheron was born in Victor the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Mulheron, and the late Anna Crowley Mulheron, who died nine years ago. Besides her father she leaves two brothers, Leslie and William Mulheron residing at the family home north of East Bloomfield. Funeral services were held on Wednesday from St. Patrick's church. Interment at St. Patrick's cemetery on High Street.
Ontario County Journal, Canandaigua Friday May 18, 1917 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Michael BURKE, aged 87 years, died on Friday at his farm home near Ionia, in the town of Victor, five miles southwest of this village, of bronchial pneumonia. Mr. BURKE had been in failing health for some time. He leaves a wife, Mrs. Margaret BURKE, and four daughters, Mrs. Joseph PLAIN, of Mendon, Mrs. Joseph MC GIBBONS of Rochester, Mary & Catherine BURKE and one son, Daniel BURKE, all residing at the family home. Also one sister, Mrs. J. TOBIN Sr., of Victor. Funeral services were held from the St. Patrick's church, Rev. J. J. DONNELLY officiating.
+ Charles N. KETCHUM died on May 6, at his home, known as Overlook, on Boughton Hill, about 2 miles south of this village. He was 56 years of age and death followed a long period of illness. Charles KETCHUM was the son of the late Nelson and Nancy KETCHUM and was born April 13, 1861, at the old Ketchum homestead on Bougton Hill, where nearly all his life was spent. He was twice (cut off)
+ Miss Marion PHILLIPS, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. PHILLIPS, who has been under special treatment for several days at her home, was removed to the Homeopathic Hospital, Rochester on Friday, and operated upon for abscess.
+ Mrs. Ephraim MOORE of Benton Harbor, Mich., formerly Miss Alice PARKS, is visiting her sister, Mrs. E. R. REED.
+ Doris SANFORD of Rochester, was a weekend guest of Mrs. Fred LOCKE and family.
THE VICTOR HERALD Fri July 26,
1917 Pg 5, col 3
by: Ron Hanley
Meryl VanDenbergh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. VanDenbergh, though of tender years, is showing her patriotism in a substantial manner. She has interested the children of the west end of the village in the Red Cross work, and has formed a second juvenile Red Cross circle of 12 members, who meet twice a week on the porch of her home and clip for Red Cross pillows.
The young people are also thinking of knitting for the soldiers. Miss Meryl is developing executive ability and the children are all happy in doing their bit.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Fri Nov 23, 1917 by: GSubyak@aol.com
MRS. LUCY M. DIXON
Victor - Nov. 22 - The death of Mrs. Lucy M. DIXON occurred at the home of her grand nephew, Albert SHEARER, at 1 o'clock this morning at the advanced age of 81 years, after being an invalid for several years. She leaves a step-son, of West Bloomfield; two nieces, Mrs. Emma SHEARER, of East Victor, and Miss Belle STEVENS, of Rochester; a nephew, Nelson ECKLER, also of Rochester, and Albert SHEARER, her grandnephew, besides distant relatives in the West. The funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. F. W. HILL, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Victor, at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert SHEARER at East Victor. Interment will take place in the family lot at the East Mendon cemetery.
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