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+ Aunt Rachel" VanDenbergh left on Wednesday to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Bertha Viele, at 71 Main Street, South Glens Falls, N.Y.
+ Mrs. H. J. Wolven and two sons of Ira Station were guests of the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. VanDenbergh, from Friday until Tuesday.
+ Patrick Crowley has purchased the Asa B. Jones farm of 150 acres on Brace Street in the Town of East Bloomfield. The farm had been owned in the Jones family for many years, the first owner of the name being the grandfather of the late Asa B. Jones. Mr. Crowley has successfully conducted the farm for the last 13 years.
+ Unity Club Column - The Department of Literature and Dramatic Art, with Mrs. Grace G. Brace as chairman, will present the following program on Saturday afternoon, March 5th, Piano Solo, Miss Stella Ryan, "A Review of Some Recent Plays," Mrs. G. W. Parmelee, "Lessons From Ruskin," Miss Harrington, song, Miss Isabel Gunnison, farce, "Joint Owners in Spain," Miss O'Connor, Mrs. Charles Boughton, Miss Draper, Mrs. Saxby.
+ There was a pleasant family gathering at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Guinan on Sunday, the occasion being the birthday of Mrs. Guinan, and the affair being planned by her children as a surprise to her. All of the children and grandchildren of the estimable couple were present, as were also Miss Jane Griffiths of Rochester, Miss Margaret Keating, and Mrs. Guinan's nephew, Vernon Tobin, of Victor.
+ Burton ROWLEY has been seriously ill since last Friday. Frank HOPKINS is helping to care for him.
+ William DOYLE of Buffalo is visiting his sister, Mrs. Martin MULHERON, and other relatives in town.
+ Miss Loretta MURRAY and brother, Leo, spent the weekend with relatives in Warsaw.
+ Daniel E. BURGESS left on Tuesday for West Virginia, where he will visit his brother in law, Ed ROOT.
+ Mr. & Mrs. Oscar LONGYEAR returned home on Wednesday after spending the winter in California.
+ Mr. & Mrs. Leon ALDRICH returned home Thursday, after a week's visit with relatives at West Henrietta.
+ Mr. & Mrs. James, WALDORF Sr., Miss Pearl WALDORF and Howard WALDORF, spent Sunday with relatives at Ontario.
+ Mrs. Anna MORGAN and daughter, Miss Mary MORGAN of Shortsville, were Sunday guests at their cousin, Miss Mary DRAPER.
+ Mrs. J. M. MC MAHON and children and Mr. & Mrs. Allie KEEFE and family of Fairport, called on their mother, Mrs. Maurice KEEFE, Sunday.
+ Mr. & Mrs. C. L. CRONK are the parents of a daughter born on Wednesday, February 23rd.
+ Some of the business girls of Victor have organized a basketball team and are devoting their spare time to practice work, preparatory to the games with out of town teams in the future.
The Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday February 11, 1921 Dianne Thomas
Boy Succumbs to Temptation - When John TIERNEY allowed his earnings to accumulate at his boarding place, the home of Mrs. Abbie BELL at East Victor, until they reached the sum of $1,080, it doubtless occurred to him at times that he rant the risk of losing his savings through burglary. It probably did not occur to him that he might be placing an irresistible temptation before a young lad, a boy of whom he was very fond. Such, however, was the deplorable outcome. Harry BELL, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren BELL, was often at his grandmother's home and knew of Mr. TIERNEY'S funds. Perhaps it is not strange that when the 16 year old boy found himself unable to pay some debts which he had incurred, his mind turned to the accumulated wealth stored in his grandmother's home. Perhaps he turned aside from the thought again and again before he finally succumbed to the temptation, last Monday night, when he entered the house and appropriated $80 of Mr. TIERNEY'S money. Mrs. BELL was attending the American Legion entertainment that evening, and Mr. TIERNEY was at his usual work as night watchman at the Lock insulator plant, which left the house unoccupied. Some time after the discovery of the loss, suspicion was directed toward the boy, who was found in his usual place in Victor High School, with $75 still in his possession. The debt over which the boy worried was incurred, we understand, in his effort to find for himself the amusement and recreation which every individual and especially a young boy needs and should have. IN these days of too much business and absorption on the part of grown people the average county town is about as interesting for a boy as a desert island might be. The wholesome, old-fashioned school exhibitions, neighborhood parties, singing schools, etc., where parents and children joined in healthful recreation are but dim memories in the minds of middle aged folks and nothing has come to really take their places in maintaining family and community life. Off to the dance, the movies or the pool room, go the boys and girls, where their elders seek their own amusements or grow old by lonely firesides. There is something we need in the country villages today, and it occurs to us that a community playhouse might fill this need. How good it would be for all of us, both young and old to play together! How it would quicken the understanding between youth and maturity. If we had a great playhouse (article cut off, thank goodness)
+ The death of Mrs. Hanorah MC CARTHY occurred at the home, 18 Upton Park, Rochester, Feb 5, 1921, at the age of 83 years. Mrs. MC CARTHY is survived by three daughters, and three sons, Mary, Alice and P. B. MC CARTHY of Rochester, John V. MC CARTHY of Pittsford, James MC CARTHY of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. James TOBIN Jr., of Victor, Rev. J. W. E. KELLY, officiating. Interment was made in St. Patrick's cemetery.
+ News has been received by Victor friends, of the death of Mrs. Elizabeth SMITH, a former resident of this village, which occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mae BROWN, in Brighton, Mrs. SMITH was 59 years of age. The funeral will be held at the home in Brighton at 1 o'clock on Saturday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Mendon cemetery.
The Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday, Feb 18, 1921 by Dianne Thomas
+ Mrs. STEVENS died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. Frank WOOLSTON, in Victor, on Wednesday morning, February 16, at the age of 76 years. Mrs. STEVENS had been ill but a short time and on the day preceding her death had been taken to the home of her daughter. She was the widow of Edmund STEVENS and had been a resident of Mendon for 40 years. The surviving relatives are two daughters, and three sons, Mrs. Emma BECKSTEIN of Buffalo, Mrs. W. Frank WOOLSTON of Victor, Emery STEVENS of Buffalo, Benjamin STEVENS of Victor and Roy STEVENS of Mendon, 18 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. The funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. WOOLSTON, Friday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Mr. NICHOLS of the Mendon Presbyterian church officiating. Interment will be made in the Mendon cemetery.
+ John HALL, aged 84 years, died at the home of his son, James HALL, in this village on Wednesday, February 16th. He leaves three sons, James of Victor, Daniel and John of Rochester; four daughters, Mrs. Frank MC DONALD of Holcomb and Mrs. Thomas BURNS, Mrs. Michael LEARY and Miss Nellie HALL of Rochester. Funeral services were held Friday morning from St. Patrick's church at 9 o'clock.
+ TOZER - At her home in Ithaca, NY, on Sunday, February 13, 1921, occurred the death of Ida Marie Semans TOZER. deceased was the daughter of Stephen and Ada Moulton SEMANS and was born in the town of south Bristol. December 4, 1879. Nearly her whole life was spent near Naples. She was a student of the Naples High School and a graduate of Canandaigua Teachers' Training Class, also of Geneseo State Normal, Class of 1909. She was a successful teacher in the rural schools of Ontario County, also Corning and Barker (cut off)
+ Mr. and Mrs. Carl BENNETT entertained 12 small children on Thursday, February 10th, in honor of the 4th birthday anniversary of their son, Louis Allison. Games were enjoyed and supper was served.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday April 15, 1921 Page 5, col 4 by: Ron Hanley
The Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday, April 29, 1921 by: Dianne Thomas
+ MAHONEY - RYAN - A very pretty spring wedding took place on Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock in St. Patrick's church when Miss Mary Isabel RYAN, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas RYAN, was united in marriage to John Francis MAHONEY, son of Mr. & Mrs. Dennis MAHONEY. the nuptial mass was celebrated by Rev. J. W. E. KELLY, rector of St Patrick's. The bride wore a pretty tailored suit of taupe color and hat to match, and carried white roses. She was attended by her sister, Miss Helen C. RYAN who wore a blue suit and a georgette hat to match, and carried pink sweet peas. W. Edward MAHONEY, brother of the groom, was best man. Frank RYAN, brother of the bride, and Thomas BARRY, cousin of the groom, acted as ushers. The wedding march was played by Miss Anna RYAN and Edward RYAN sang "O Promise Me" and "Ave Maria". After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served to 125 relatives of the immediate families at the home of the bride's parents, Mrs. Fred HIGINBOTHEM, being the caterer. Mr. & Mrs. MAHONEY left early in the afternoon for an eastern trip to Albany, Washington and New York City. Upon their return, they will reside in Victor. The groom has a responsible position with G. W. Haxton & Son.
+ BUTLER - MEAD - The marriage of Miss Florence E. MEAD, daughter of Mrs. Charles STRONG, and Ralph N. BUTLER, Jr., son of Mr. & Mrs. Ralph N. BUTLER, Sr., of Lima, was solemnized with nuptial mass at St. Patrick's church at 7 o'clock on Saturday morning, April 23rd, Rev. J.W. E KELLY officiating. The attendants were Harold MEAD, brother of the bride and Miss Laurette CONCANON. The bride was becomingly attired in a suit of dark blue Poiret twill with a dark bleu hat trimmed with grey ostrich feathers. Her bouquet was of violets. Miss CONCANON wore a suit of dark blue Poiret twill trimmed with grey with a blue and grey hat and bouquet of violets. Immediately after the ceremony, Mr. & Mrs. BUTLER left for a western (cut off)
Shortsville Enterprise Friday April 29, 1921 by: Dianne Thomas
Neil Smith was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 29, 1891, a son of Frank W. Smith, now chief of police of Cleveland. He had been a resident of Shortsville for a few years past and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. He had been employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company since living here.
He was married during the month of February, 1916, to Miss Edna Hunt, of Victor. He was a member of Parlor Village Lodge, No. 88, I. O. O. F., Parlor Village Rebekah Lodge, and Garoga Lodge, No. 300, F. and A. M., of Clifton Springs.
Besides his wife, he leaves his father and a half-brother, Warren Smith, both of Cleveland
The funeral services were held from the Presbyterian Church on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. A. J. MacMillan. Delegations from the Odd Fellow, Rebekah and Masonic Lodges were in attendance and had charge of the usual part of the service.
The bearers were Earl Dawson, Edward Stewart, Daniel Cochrane, Arthur C. Stevens, Raymond Jeffrey and Ralph W. Petty. The remains were interred in the Boughton Hill cemetery at Victor.
Nearly fifty automobile loads of friends accompanied the body to its last resting place. The service at the church was so largely attended that the edifice was filled to overflowing and many were compelled to remain out of doors.
Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday June 3, 1921 by: Dianne Thomas
+ KENNEDY - William H. KENNEDY for the past nine years, station agent at the Lehigh Valley station in Victor, died at St. Mary's hospital in Rochester, Sunday evening, May 29th, after a painful illness of bone disease. Mr. KENNEDY had been afflicted with the disease since he was about 13 years of age, it being the result of an injury to one of his legs. During the past ten years the disease had grown very painful and Mr. KENNEDY had undergone several operations. He had been in the hospital for several weeks previous to his death. His sufferings were borne with great courage and fortitude.
Mr. KENNEDY was born in Tunkhannock, Pa., on Sept 12, 1863. He was a son of Thomas and Sarah KENNEDY and one of a family of six children, of whom but two survive. With the exception of 4 years, he had been in the employ of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company for 42 years. Since 1899 he had been station agent at Farmington, Rush and Victor. On July 6, 1892, Mr. KENNEDY was married at Owego to Miss Carrie M. LACEY, who survives him, with two daughters, Miss Marjorie, who teaches at Groton, NY and Miss Doris, who is at home. A son, Dean, died at the age of 5 years, and a daughter died in infancy. Other surviving relatives are a brother and sister, Justus of California and Justine of Pittston, Pa. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon and interment was made in Boughton Hill cemetery.
+ CARDY - Mrs. Luella F. CARDY, widow of John J. CARDY, died at her home, No. 15 Englewood Terrace, Rochester, on Friday morning, May 27th, aged 60 years. She leaves one daughter, Florence L.; two sons, Fred N. and William J.; her father, E. N. WHITE of Niagara Falls, NY; two brothers, W. W. WHITE of Holland, NY; two sisters, Mrs. Clara E. CARDY and Mrs. May A. WALLACE, both of Buffalo, NY. For several years the family resided in Victor and there are many friends here who regret the death of Mrs. CARDY. Funeral services were held at the residence Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment was made in the family lot in Boughton Hill Cemetery.
+ BARRY - John R. BARRY, formerly of Victor, died at his home, No. 18 Harper street, Rochester, on Friday, May 27th, aged 73 years. Mr. BARRY had been in failing health for some time but was critically ill for only about two weeks. He is survived by a son, William P. BARRY, two daughters, Mrs. John B. WHALEN and Miss May BARRY and a sister, Mrs. William D. ROBERTSON of Indian River, Ont. Funeral services were held Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock form the house and at 9 o'clock in the Blessed Sacrament church. Burial was made in St. Patrick's cemetery in Victor.
Clifton Springs Press Thursday July 7, 1921 by: Dianne Thomas
The death of Mrs. Mary E. Searle of Victor occurred on Sunday, July 3d, at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium, where she had been a patient for seven weeks. Mrs. Searle came for an extended visit with her daughter, Mrs. Corser, and while here was taken to the Sanitarium for treatment.
Surviving her are three children, George R. Searle and Mrs. Albert N. Beal of Victor, and Mrs. Charles E. Corser of Clifton Springs; a sister, Mrs. Herman Boughton of Victor; also five grandsons.
The funeral was held at the home of her son, at Victor, on Wednesday afternoon. Interment was made in Boughton Hill Cemetery.
Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday Sept 30, 1921 by Dianne Thomas
Constable FARRELL Picks Up Liquor Law Violators - As the result of a motorcycle accident at the Overhead bridge, Wednesday night, constable Joseph FARRELL made an arrest of three men who are charged with violation of the liquor laws. Henry KAUFMAN, 44 years old and Charles GILLIS, 25 years old of Canandaigua, are now being held at the county jail, KAUFMAN being charged with possessing liquor and GILLIS with transporting liquor. GILLIS owned the motorcycle that figured in the smash-up. A third member of the party, Irwin WITTER, also of Canandaigua, was fined $10 by Justice George F. EWER for being intoxicated.
The Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday, October 7, 1921 by Dianne Thomas
LA BARGE - Mrs. Ida LA BARGE, widow of Alec LA BARGE, died at the home of her aunt, Miss Anna JACOBS, Sunday morning. she leaves two sisters, Ella CONNELL of Palmyra and Minnie NEUPARMA of Farmington; three brothers, Harry PECK of Palmyra, Jesse PECK of Farmington and Percy PECK of Victor. Funeral services were held at the home of Miss JACOBS at 2 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. F. W. HILL officiating. Burial was made in Boughton Hill cemetery.
THE VICTOR HERALD Friday December 16, 1921 Pg 5, cols 1 & 2
Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday, Dec 16, 1921 by Dianne Thomas
MAC DONALD - After several weeks of enjoyment of the sunshine and flowers of California at the home of her beloved sister, at Long Beach, Mrs. Angus MAC DONALD passed away on Monday morning, December 12th, following an illness of only a few hours. Had she lived until her birthday in January, she would have completed her 86th year. Virginia DIBBLE was born in Virginia. When she was two years old, her parents removed to New Haven, Conn., where at the age of 19 years, she became the wife of Angus MAC DONALD, soon after his graduation from the Yale Law School. The young lawyer and his bride located in Caledonia, NY and later made their home in Geneva, where Mr. MAC DONALD was the junior partner in the law firm of Rose & MacDonald, while George RAINES was district attorney of Monroe county, Mr. MAC DONALD was his assistant and a member of the firm of Raines & MacDonald. At that time, Mr. & Mrs. MAC DONALD lived in Rochester, from which city they went to Hastings, Neb., in the hopes that Mr. MAC DONALD, who was in poor health, would be benefited by the change of climate. The hope was not realized and them went to Pierre, South Dakota, where Mr. MAC DONALD passed away when they had been there but a short time. Six children were born to them, two of whom died in infancy. A little son, Donald, died at the age of five and one half years. The surviving children are Mrs. H. DUDLEY HODGSON of Ireland, Dr. Arthur MAC DONALD, a noted criminologist, of Washington, DC and Mrs. W. B. OSBORNE at Victor, with whom Mrs. MAC DONALD made her home since Mr. MAC DONALD's death in 1889. Other surviving relatives are the sisters, Mrs. James D. HEARTWELL of Long Beach; a brother, Enos DIBBLE of Geneva; six grandchildren, D. Henry OSBORNE, Miss Elizabeth Mac Donald OSBORNE, and Mrs. John K. HILL, all of Victor, W. Bushnell OSBORNE of Portland, Ore., Miss Nora HODGSON and Henry HODGSON of Ireland and three great grandchildren. Mrs. MAC DONALD was a member of the Presbyterian church of Victor. She became a member at the age of 14 years, when she united with the Congregational church in New Haven. She was a woman of sweet and gracious personality, ever mindful of the comfort and happiness of others, and took great pleasure in fashioning with her needle dainty little gives for her numerous friends. Her years sat lightly upon her and it was with much pleasurable anticipation that she left Victor on September 26th for California. She accomplished the long journey happily and comfortably, enjoyed the reunion with her sister and nephews and their families, and then, without long, wearing illness, journeyed still farther on. When leaving for visits in California she had said that if death came while she was away from home, she would prefer that burial be made where she passed away, and the remains will undoubtedly be placed in the HEARTWELL family mausoleum at Long Beach.
CONCANNON - Mrs. Mary E. CONCANNON, wife of William E. CONCANNON, died at the family home in Maple avenue, Sunday morning, December 11th, following a long illness. She was born on September 11, 1876, and was married on November 18, 1897. All of her lifetime had been spent in Victor. She leaves besides her husband, seven children, John, Mildred, Bernard, Robert, Margaret, Doris and Edward, all of whom reside at home; her father and mother, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas WHALEN; one sister Frances WHALEN of Victor and two brothers, John and George WHALEN both of Rochester. Funeral services were held from the family home on Tuesday morning at 8:30 o'clock and form St. Patrick's Church at 9 o'clock. Interment was made at St. Patrick's Cemetery.
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+ Miss Estelle L. Guinan spent the weekend with relatives in Stanley.
+ Mrs. Emmett Keefe and daughters Regina and Joan, spent last Thursday in Rochester with Miss Mary E. Guinan.
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