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The Victor Herald, Victor, NY      Friday,           Jan 9, 1919         by: Dianne Thomas 

(see also the Ontario Co. Times, Wed. Jan 15, 1919)


+   Mr. John SULLIVAN - (cut off)  with ever a cheerful word for those who passed. Mr. SULLIVAN was born in County Cork, Ireland, on April 8, 1832.  He came to America in 1858 at the age of 26 years and passed the greater part of his life in agricultural pursuits.  fifteen years ago, he retired from active farm life, and he and his wife have since lived with their children.

An interesting coincidence in connection with the death of Mr. SULLIVAN, is the fact that in their young days, he and John BROWN and Martin COSTELL all lived on the same road in the country, near Victor.  In their declining years, the three men came to make their homes with their children, in this village, where thy lived about the same distance apart as were their homes in the country, and within less than a month's time, all have passed away, aged respectively, 86, 87 and 83 years.

Besides his wife, Mrs. Sarah SULLIVAN, Mr. SULLIVAN is survived by five daughters and a son, Mrs. Michael KEATING and the Misses Ella and Hannah SULLIVAN, all of Victor; Mrs. William DOLAN, Mrs. John HERNSLER and Daniel J. SULLIVAN of Rochester, and 14 grandchildren.  

Funeral services were held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Michael KEATING at 9 o'clock on Tuesday morning and from St. Patrick's Catholic church at 9:30.  The services were conducted by a nephew of Mr. SULLIVAN, the Rev. P. A. NEVILLE of St. Bridget's church in East Bloomfield.  Interment was made in St. Patrick's cemetery on High street.

+ TUTTLE - The death of Mrs. Grace Marie Jenks TUTTLE, a former Victor girl, occurred after a long illness, at 67 Greig street, Rochester, on Thursday evening, January 2nd.  Mrs. TUTTLE had been in failing health for a long time as a result of an accident from which she never recovered, but she was able to send cards to Victor friends at Christmas time.  

Grace Marie JENKS was the only child of the late Bradley and Aurelia JENKS.  She was born in 1863 on what is now know as the William (cut off)

HORTON - (cut off) ... of Filmore, Cal., C C. HORTON of  Victor, Mrs. William B. FLINT of Washington, DC and Mrs. A. M. CRANDALL of Coudersport, Pa.; eleven grandchildren and one great grand child.  He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Esther BOUGHTON of Holcomb, who is now the only living out of a family of 10 brothers and sisters. 

Mr. HORTON'S remains arrived in Victor on Tuesday morning and were taken to the home of his son, where funeral services were held, Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. G. W. SCUDDER, of the Universalist church, assisted by Rev. James W. ALLATT of the Methodist church.  Interment was made in Boughton Hill cemetery.

FOOTER - Mrs. Harriet Metcalfe FOOTER passed away at the age of 25 years, at 4 o'clock on Saturday morning, of pneumonia, which followed influenza.  She was ill for only four days. Mr. and  Mrs. FOOTER came here from near Manchester, about two years ago, and have since resided on the farm operated by Leslie G. LOOMIS, Jr., about 3 miles east of Victor,  Mr. FOOTER being employed on the farm.  Mrs. FOOTER'S death is especially sad, as she leaves three children who are scarcely more than babies, the oldest being three years old. 

Mrs. FOOTER is survived by her husband, George S. FOOTER, three daughters, Elsie Jane, Phoebe Doris and Grace Anna; by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. METCALFE and by two brothers and a sister, Walter and Ernest METCALFE and Mrs. Maud KREGER, all of Perinton. 

The funeral services were held at the home of her parents at Stop 20, on the Rochester, Syracuse & Eastern, on Tuesday afternoon, January 7th, at 2 o'clock.  Interment was made in the South Perinton cemetery. 

+  Estates in Surrogate's Court - Richard H. BROWN of Victor is executor of the will of his father, John BROWN, who died in Victor on December 16th.  The Rev. Eugene REGAN, a grandson who is not a Knights of Columbus worker with the American Expeditionary Forces, is given $100 for masses for testator and his wife.  The Rev. J. J. DONNELLY of Canandaigua is given $50 for the same purpose.  Bequests of $50 each are made to three daughters, Anna REGAN and Margaret RYAN of Rochester and Catherine MALONE of Victor.  The residue goes to the son, Richard H. BROWN.  

Letters of administration have been issued to Daniel DRISCOLL of Mendon on the $1,200 estate of his father, Jerry DRISCOLL, late of East Bloomfield.  Besides the administrator, the heirs are sons and daughters, Margaret MORGAN of Fulton, Nellie LYONS and Michael DRISCOLL of East Bloomfield and Timothy DRISCOLL, in service at Camp Greene.

John O. ROBBINS of Canandaigua is administrator of the $1,700 estate of his brother, Fred ROBBINS, who died in Farmington on December 18.  Heirs are brothers and sisters as follows:  Elizabeth CAMP, Amy RANDALL, and Wilson ROBBINS of Shortsville; John O. ROBBINS of Canandaigua, Mary RANDALL of Victor and Ralph S. ROBBINS of Pittsford.  

+ Under date of November 25th, the War Department informed the parents of Thomas J. O'MARRA of Seneca Falls, that a previous report that the young man  was missing in action, remained unchanged.  Mass has been said for the young man, and now his parents are hoping to welcome him home in the near future, as they are in receipt of a letter in his handwriting, dated November 27th, in which he states that he is in the best of health.  

Mrs. O. V. JENNINGS of Elmira is spending a few days with her mother, Mrs. Harriet WEBSTER and family of Webster Heights. 

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar PAGE have returned from East Bloomfield and are spending some time at the PIMM house on East Main street. 

Roy TURNER, son of Mr. and Mrs. William TURNER, was confined to the bed for a week with influenza, during his vacation from studies at the university in Washington.

Miss Frances WHELAN left on Monday to resume her studies at the Geneseo Normal School, after spending several weeks at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas WHELAN.

+  The Misses Elizabeth V. HILL, Ruth and Mildred CLAPPER and Marjorie KENNEDY, returned to Elmira College, Monday, after spending the holiday vacation at their respective homes in this village.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert MORRIS and family, accompanied by their aunt, Mrs. GRACE of Rochester, were guests of Mrs. MORRIS' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles BROWN of Webster Heights, during the past week. 

Mrs. Jessie SIMONDS and daughters Marguerite and Helen, spent the holiday vacation with Dr. and Mrs. SNOOVER at Randolph.  Mrs. SNOOVER was Miss Ida VAN VECHTEN of Victor and is a niece of Mrs. SIMONDS.

Miss Viola FARNSWORTH left last Friday, for Michigan City, Ind., to join Mrs. C. N. KETCHUM, with whom she will go to Florida for the remainder of the winter, leaving Michigan City the latter part of this week. 

Amos and Charles LONGSTREET of Lansing, Mich., arrived at Brownsville, the day before Christmas, to spend the holiday season with their sister, Mrs. John CRAFT, and were still here when Mr. CRAFT met his tragic death on New Years Day. 

Mrs. George ESTES of Detroit, Mich., arrived in Victor on Thursday, having been called here by the death on New Years' Day, of her brother, John CRAFT.

Raymond TOBIN and Roy TURNER, who had been spending a months furlough at the homes of their parents, returned to Washington DC Thursday evening .  They are to be mustered out of the student's training corps and will take up the usual three years course in the university in that city. 

THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday    January 9, 1919     Pg 5, col 3              by: Ron Hanley
The death of Mrs. Thomas Hyland occurred at the family home at Stanley at 9:30 o'clock on Tuesday, January 7th, after a few days
illness of pneumonia following influenza.
Mary A. Farrell was born in the town of Victor on March 14, 1865. She was a daughter of the late Patrick and Catherine Farrell, and
her childhood and young womanhood were spent at the family home south of Victor.
On December 29, 1888, she became the wife of Thomas Hyland of Victor. For several years Mr. and Mrs. Hyland had resided at Stanley.
 Besides her husband, Mrs. Hyland is survived by three sons, William, Charles and Walter, all of Stanley, a daughter, Mrs. John
McWilliams of Stanley, four brothers, Michael Farrell of Canandaigua, Joseph Farrell of Victor, William Farrell of Holcomb, Charles Farrell of Ovid, and one sister, Mrs. Eugene Wilkinson of Victor.
The funeral services were held this Thursday morning at 9 o'clock at the family home at Stanley and at 9:30 at St. Theresa's
Catholic church at Stanley. Interment was made in St. Patrick's cemetery on High Street in this village.

 Same Paper  Pg 5, col 2

Raymond Tobin and Roy Turner, who had been spending a month's furlough at the homes of their parents, returned to Washington, D. C., Thursday evening.  They are to be mustered out of the students' training corps and will take up the usual three years course in the university in that city.

 Same Paper  Pg 1, col 2

Estates in Surrogate Court -  Letters of administration have been issued to Daniel Driscoll of Mendon on the $1200 estate of his father, Jerry Driscoll, late of East Bloomfield. Besides the administrator, the heirs are sons and daughters, Margaret Morgan of Fulton, Nellie Lyons and Michael Driscoll, of East Bloomfield, and Timothy Driscoll, in service at Camp Greene.

Ontario Co. Times, Wed. Jan 15, 1919

+  Victor - Jan. 9 - Mrs. Harriet Metcalfe FOOTER, died in her home near Victor on Saturday morning, of pneumonia following influenza.  She was ill only four days.  Mrs. FOOTER's death is especially sad, as she leaves three small children, the oldest being only three years old.  She is also survived by her husband, George S. FOOTER, by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. METCALFE, and by two brothers and a sister, Walter and Ernest METCALFE and Mrs. Maude KREGER, all of Perinton.

+ John SULLIVAN, for many years a resident of Victor, died on Saturday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Michael KEATING, East Main street (Canandaigua).  Mr. SULLIVAN was born on County Cork, Ireland, on April 8, 1832 and came to America at the age of 26 years.  The greater part of his life was spent in agricultural pursuits until 15 years ago when he gave up active farm life and he and his wife have since been living with their children.  Mr. SULLIVAN is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sarah SULLIVAN, by 5 daughters and a son, Mrs. Michael KEATING and the Misses Ella and Hannah SULLIVAN of Victor; Mrs. William DOLAN, Mrs. John HERNSLER and Daniel J. SULLIVAN of Rochester.  

Isaiah HORTON, aged 87 years, passed away suddenly at 8 o'clock on Sunday morning, January 5, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William B. FLINT of Washington, D.C., where he had arrived two days before, for a visit.  His death resulted from heart trouble from which he had been afflicted.  Mr. HORTON was the son of the late Isaiah and Charlotte HORTON and was born in Springwater on August 27, 1831.  He came to Victor 53 years ago and has since resided on the farm now occupied by his son, Coe C. HORTON.  He made the HORTON farm his home, visiting his other children as he so felt inclined.  Mr. HORTON is survived by three son and two daughters, H. C. HORTON of N.Y. city; J. M. HORTON of Filmore, California;  C. C. HORTON of Victor; Mrs. William B. FLINT of Condersport, Pa.; eleven grandchildren and one great grand child; by a sister, Mrs. Esther BOUGHTON of Holcomb, who is the only one living out of the family of ten brothers and sisters.

THE VICTOR HERALD      Friday        January 24, 1919        Pg 3, col  2         by: Ron Hanley
 OBITUARY -  Demorest
Florence Seavey Demorest, daughter of Frances Shaw Seavey and wife of William T. Demorest, died suddenly, Wednesday afternoon, January 15, in a New York Hospital. Funeral services were held at her late home at Mamaroneck, N. Y., Saturday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock.   The Seavey family formerly resided in Victor, and many friends here will be saddened by the death of Mrs. Demorest, which occurred after a four hours' illness, of apoplexy. She was 48 years of age.
Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by two cousins, Mrs. C. A. Rowley of Victor and Mrs. Florence Power Parmele of Canandaigua. Her father, Lafayette Seavey, who died in New York City about 15 years ago, was a scenic artist of note. The beautiful drop curtain in the Victor Town Hall was painted by him and presented to his home town.
The Seavey homestead on West Main Street is still owned by the family, who for many years after their removal to New York spent a portion of each summer here. While on an automobile trip, last summer, Mr. and Mrs. Demorest passed through Victor and stopped for a visit at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Rowley. 
The remains of Mrs. Demorest were placed in a receiving vault, and in the spring they will be brought to Victor for interment in the
family plot in Boughton Hill cemetery.

 Victor Herald, Victor, NY                    Feb  7, 1919                     by: Dianne Thomas 

+  ANDERSON - Fred Louis ANDERSON, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. ANDERSON, died of pneumonia on Sunday, February 2nd, at the age of eight months.  The father has also been ill with influenza.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, and interment was made in the Boughton Hill cemetery. 

+  Woman Injured When Carriage Overturned - While Mr. and Mrs. John BOUGHTON were driving from Victor to their home north of this village, last Thursday afternoon, their horse choked down from the pressure of the breast collar while ascending the Ransome hill and fell over on its side.   The carriage was overturned and Mr. and Mrs. BOUGHTON were thrown out.  Mrs. BOUGHTON sustained a broke rib and was severely bruised.  Mr. BOUGHTON escaped with slight injuries.  

THE VICTOR HERALD         Friday      February 7, 1919       Pg 3, col  2        by: Ron Hanley
 Donovan - Creamer 
The marriage of Miss Margaret Creamer of Rochester and Dennis Donovan of Victor occurred in St. John's church, Rochester, at 1:30 o'clock on Thursday afternoon, January 30th, Rev. F. Sullivan officiating.
The bride wore a brown suit with hat to match and carried a bouquet of bride's roses. The bridesmaid, Miss Nora Donovan, sister of the groom, wore a blue suit with hat to match and a bouquet of pink roses. Arthur Granger of Victor was the best man.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the groom's sister, Mrs. L. E. Turner, 81 Savannah street, where covers were laid for 40. Out of town guests were: Mrs. J. Donovan, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Turner, Mr. and Mrs. George Washburn and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Rose, all of Victor.
Mr. and Mrs. Donovan left on the evening train for Toronto and on their return will live in Victor.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Friday,   February 21, 1919           Pg 8       by: Dianne Thomas 

Mrs. Pearl MANN and two children, who make their home with Mr. and Mrs. Willard MANN, north of Victor, have been spending a few days with her grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth TIMMERMAN and with Mr. and Mrs. Menzo VAN VOORHIS, at Fishers.  


NORTH - Many hears in Victor are saddened today by the sudden death of Miss Nettie NORTH, who passed away at the home of her uncle, Bolivar ELLIS on Covill street, at 6:45  o'clock this morning.  Miss NORTH was in Rochester yesterday, and returned home on the 5:19 car in the afternoon.  In the night she was taken ill with acute indigestion, which resulted in her death.  She was a sweet and lovely woman and many hears will miss her gracious presence.  


IONIA Notes:  

Mrs. Belle DIBBLE and Mrs. Ra ___TOSE are visiting in Albany.

Mrs. O. M. DIBBLE'S auto skilled and ditched her on South street, Monday evening.  No one was hurt and no serious damage done. 

 Victor Herald, Victor, NY     Friday         March 21, 1919     by:  Dianne Thomas  

Mr. and Mrs. Bert HUTCHINSON have taken possession of the John HILLIARD place on Michigan street, which they recently purchased.  

M. B. EATON of this village has purchased the home of the late George N. PARMELE, situate on Gibson street, Canandaigua. 

Theodore SILVERNAIL has purchased Miss Nellie EMMONS'S house on the State road now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Harry NORTON.  

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. PATTERSON of Allen's Hill have moved into the John TOOMEY house on the state road, which they recently purchased.  

+  The remains of Patrick HANRAHAN of Elmira were brought to St. Bridget's church last Thursday morning and services were held at 9:30.  Mrs. HANRAHAN will be remembered in town as Miss Ella NUGENT.  

The Fairport Herald                    Wed                          April  9,  1919

Mrs. Maurice Keefe. who has been critically ill with pneumonia, has so far recovered that she was able to go to Fairport one day this week to visit her daughter, Mrs. J . M. McMahon - Victor Herald

Mrs. Hiram Ranney of Fairport was the guest of Mrs. Frank Pimm, Thursday. 

Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Friday,     May 23, 1919              by: Dianne Thomas 

Child Struck by Automobile - Raymond COLE, the six yea old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles COLE of Cedar street, was struck by an automobile on Monday afternoon, and is suffering from a broken right leg as the result of the accident.  The child was playing with two dogs in front of his home and ran directly in front of an approaching automobile, which was driven by John M. MOORE of Ar_____  (cut off)

THE VICTOR HERALD      Friday           May 23, 1919     Pg 3, col  3           by: Ron Hanley
 Prosser - Wood
Chester A. Prosser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Prosser of Farmington, and who returned last week from service overseas in the 78th Division, and Miss Emma A. Wood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Wood, of Victor, were united in marriage on Wednesday morning and at 10 o'clock left in an automobile for a short wedding trip.
The wedding was made as quiet as possible, because of recent critical illness of the bride's mother. The bride wore a traveling suit
of midnight blue with hat to match, while the groom doffed the uniform of Uncle Sam and appeared in civilian clothes.
Upon their return Mr. and Mrs. Prosser will reside with the bride's parents that she may still be near her mother, to whom she has
given loving care through a long illness.

THE VICTOR HERALD      Friday            October 3, 1919       Pg 8, col 1    by: Ron Hanley
WEDDING  BELLS  Hill - Osborne
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Bushnell Osborne, in Victor, Saturday evening at 8 o'clock, their daughter, Miss Ruth McDonald Osborne, became the wife of John Knapp Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Hill, of Victor.
The bride descended the stairs and entered the room with her father who gave her in marriage. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Frank W. Hill of the First Presbyterian church of Victor. Preceding the bride and her attendants were little Miss Frances Carey Loomis and Master Wolcott Osborne, who acted as ribbon bearers, forming an aisle through which this bridal party made its way.
The bride's gown was of ivory satin made en train and her tulle veil was caught with orange blossoms. She carried a shower bouquet of Bride roses. Miss Mary McConnell of Rochester, the maid of honor, was gowned in pink georgette, and her bouquet was a shower of snap dragons.
Miss Zella Hale Webster of Rochester, Miss Christie Houghton White of Rome, Miss Olive Simonds of Victor, and Miss Martha P. Deal of Philadelphia were the bridesmaids. Their dresses were fashioned alike of green taffeta and silver, and each carried a shower bouquet, the hues being violet, yellow, blue and pink.
The groom was attended by George William Higinbotham of Victor as best man and four ushers, Norman H. Davidson of Rochester, David Henry Osborne and Harry Hunt Loomis of Victor and Robert Dudley Coye of Canandaigua. 
The drawing room where the ceremony was performed was decorated in a color scheme of green. The glow of many candles about the room lent an effective tone to the decorative scheme. The fireplace was banked in with flowers with candelabra placed at either side and clematis was hung from the chandeliers and about the room.
The end of the room where the service was read was also banked with flowers and at either side of the impromptu altar tall flower
covered standards held lighted candles.
 An informal reception followed the ceremony, and from 8:30 until 11:30 Damon's Orchestra of Rochester furnished music for dancing. The dining and living rooms were thrown open for the serving of the wedding supper. Heliotrope and red roses were attractively placed about the living room while the flowers in the dining room were pink cosmos and mignonette.
 After November 1st Mr. and Mrs. Hill will be at home in Victor, where Mr. Hill is in business with his father.
Mr. and Mrs. Hill are well known Victor young people who have been close friends since childhood, and many friends wish them a long and happy life together.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Friday,       Oct 3, 1919        by:  Dianne Thomas  

SMITH -ANDERSON - Charles Wesley SMITH of Fishers and Norma Elsie ANDERSON of Farmington, were married at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. John PURDY in Farmington, near Johnson's Crossing at 4 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon, October 1st, by the Rev. Frank W. (cut off)

Miss Helen LANE, who is in Memorial hospital, Canandaigua, is improving in health.

Mrs. Jessie SIMONDS, who underwent an operation in the General hospital in Rochester, is now able to sit up.

Miss Vila FARNSWORTH, who suffered from a second stroke of paralysis on Sunday, shows practically no improvement and is in condition which causes her friends much anxiety.  

Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Friday,       Oct 10, 1919        by:  Dianne Thomas  

MORAN - NEENAN - Miss Gertrude R. NEENAN of this village and George F. MORAN, of Honeoye Falls were united in marriage at St. Bridget's church, Tuesday afternoon, October 7th, at 4 o'clock, the Rev. P. A. NEVILLE hearing the wedding vows.  They were attended by Miss Irene POWERS of East Bloomfield and Francis COURNEEN of West Bloomfield.  After a wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. MORAN will reside in East Bloomfield, where the bride is postmistress.  Mr. MORAN is employed in the insulator plant at Victor.  

FINEAR - COTTER - The wedding of Miss Mamie COTTER to Edward FINEAR was celebrated at St. Bridget's church on Thursday morning, October 2nd, at 10 o'clock, the Rev. P. A. NEVILLE, pastor of the church, officiating.  The bride wore a traveling suit of brown velour with hat to match.  The ushers were Eugene and James LANNIGAN of Canandaigua.  After the ceremony, dinner was served at the home of the bride to about 50 guests. Mr. and Mrs. FINEAR left during the afternoon for a western trip.  

Mrs. Bert MUNSON entertained a few ladies at her home on Saturday afternoon, in honor of Mrs. M. B. EATON.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry NORTON have moved into Timothy BRENNAN'S house on Michigan street, while awaiting the completion of their new home on the state road.  

Mrs. Mary MORROW is very ill with stomach and heart trouble at the home of Mrs. Harriet K. PHELPS.  Her daughter, Mrs. GIBSON of Rochester, is caring for her.  

Mrs. F. H. HAMLIN entertained a few friends at cards on Tuesday afternoon in honor of Miss Gladys CASE, who leaves on Thursday for Cleveland and later for North Yakima, Wash., where she will spend a part of the winter. 

Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Friday,       Nov 21, 1919        by:  Dianne Thomas  

Miss Alice Vida LOVEJOY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George L. LOVEJOY of Los Angeles, Cal., and David Lee NARHER of California were united in marriage at the home o the bride's parents on November 7th.  The bride is a niece of Mrs. Catherine LOVEJOY and has several times visited her aunt and cousins in Victor and vicinity.  Her father is a former Victor boy.  

+  A letter from Mrs. E. W. MOORE of Benton Harbor, Mich., formerly Miss Alice PARKS of Victor, asks that her Victor Herald be sent to her winter address at 1149 North Michigan avenue, Pasadena, Cal.  Before  Mr. and Mrs. MOORE left Benton Harbor for the winter they were given a very pleasant surprise party and Mrs. MOORE was presented with a beautiful hand bag. 

Rev. J. W. ALLATT was in Rochester Thursday evening, to officiate at the marriage of Miss Bertha May PRINCE of Richmond street and Henry J. SATTORA, also of Rochester.  Mr. ALLATT was the bride's pastor in Avon and has officiated at the marriage of her members of her family, one of her sisters having been married at the Methodist parsonage in this village, about a year ago.

Miss Viola FARNSWORTH who was stricken with paralysis about 9 weeks ago and who has been at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. Wells PARMELE, was taken to the Canandaigua Health Home, Monday morning.  Her sister, Miss Ida FARNSWORTH of Rochester, who has been with her throughout her illness, accompanied her and will be with her much of the time .  Miss Minnie BARBER, the nurse who has been helping to care for Miss FARNSWORTH, has gone to her home in Mertensia for a rest.


THE VICTOR HERALD ,   Friday,     December 19, 1919     Pg 7, col 2      by: Ron Hanley

VAIL - Mrs. James G. Vail of Romulus, a well known former resident of  Victor, passed away at the home of her cousin, William B. Gallup, on Main street in this village at 3 o'clock on Sunday morning, December 14th.  Mrs. Vail had been in poor health for some time suffering from heart trouble. She was in the Canandaigua Health Home for treatment for about three weeks, coming from there to her cousin's home for Thanksgiving. At that time she appeared much improved and hopes were entertained for her recovery.  On Saturday, November 29th, she suffered from a stroke of paralysis, from which she rallied so as to move about the house. For several days preceding her death she had been confined to her bed.

M. Elizabeth Boughton was born in Victor on December 28, 1854, one of nine children born to Cephas and Mary Hart Boughton. On December 3, 1875, she was married to James G. Vail. They began housekeeping in the house where Mrs. Vail passed away, and made their home in this village until 1891. 

They then spent five and one half years in North Carolina, where they did missionary work among the poor mountain whites. Their

first Sunday school was started in their home with 211 pupils. They organized a second school, two miles from their home, and a traveling Sunday School. From these schools have sprung three churches, two Episcopalian and a Presbyterian, which are now active organizations.   Mr. and Mrs. Vail returned to Victor and remained here until about 10 years ago, when they removed to Romulus to care for aged relatives there. They had always kept in close touch with the home town, visiting here at intervals, and the death of Mrs. Vail brings sorrow to many friends here. She was a woman of beautiful character and a most pleasing personality.   She united with the First Presbyterian church of Victor in 1871, and always took a deep interest in her church home.

Mrs. Vail is survived by her husband, James Vail, and by one son, R. W. Glenorie Vail, who holds a position in the New York Public Library. She also leaves three sisters, Mrs. Ella A. B. Reiter of Pingree, N. D., Mrs. Carrie Boughton Root of North Tonawanda, N. Y., and Mrs. Laura Boughton Thompson, wife of Rev. Frank Thompson of Rochester, and one brother, Elbert S. Boughton of New York City. 
Funeral services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gallup on Monday afternoon, Rev. Frank W. Hill of the Presbyterian church officiating. On Tuesday morning the remains were taken to Romulus, where burial services were held. Interment was made in the Vail family lot in a cemetery opposite her home there.

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