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 THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday       January 6, 1922      Pg 5, col  1             by: Ron Hanley
 
Automobile Accident in Plaster Mill Road
 Eli M. Gourlay, Thomas Bissett and Frank Poland had a thrilling experience, Thursday morning, while on their way to work in the Locke's Insulator factory in Mr. Gourlay's Maxwell touring car.  In the Plaster Mill Road a wheel caught in a rut, turning the car across the road with the front end to the north. In order to straighten the car around, Mr. Gourlay was obliged to back toward Mud Creek, which runs close to the roadway on the south. Because of the ice on the ground he was unable to bring the car to a quick stop, and it slid over the edge of the embankment and into the stream. No one was hurt. 
Mr. Gourlay secured the services of a truck belonging to the Locke Insulator Corporation, and the car was drawn up the embankment and towed home. Water got into the battery and magneto, putting the engine temporarily out of commission, but otherwise the car was not damaged.  It was a fortunate outcome of an accident that might have had serious results. The Plaster Mill road, with a stream close to the south edge and a high embankment to the north, is not a route one would choose to travel over in winter, when ruts are deep and ice and snow much in evidence. It is hoped that the necessity of using the road as a main thoroughfare will soon be removed by the opening of the Overland Bridge.

THE VICTOR HERALD   Friday   March 17, 1922      Pg 4, col  5              by: Ron Hanley
 
OBITUARY  -  BARRY 
The death of Mrs. Richard Barry, aged 40 years, occurred at her home on Thursday afternoon after a lingering illness.  She is survived by her husband and five children, Leslie, Clifford, Doris, Helen and Marguerite Barry, her father Zadock Wilkinson of Manchester, three brothers and two sisters, Emmett Wilkinson of Shortsville, Henry Wilkinson of Manchester, Eugene Wilkinson and Mrs. Roy Booth of Victor, and Mrs. Lawrence Warren of Fishers.  The funeral services were held from St. Bridget's church, Monday morning, with interment in the church cemetery.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY    Tue                 Mar 21, 1922        by: GSubyak@aol.com

OLNEY - LANNING
 
Honeoye Falls, March 20 - At the Presbyterian manse, in Mendon, Miss Grace  Viola LANNING, daughter of William LANNING, of Honeoye Falls, was united in  marriage with Harry OLNEY, of Victor. The ceremony was performed by Rev. George NICHOLS. The couple were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Herbert JONES, of Mendon.  
The  prenuptial events included a dinner given by Mrs. Wallace HAWBECKER, a  variety shower by Mrs. Herbert JONES, and a variety shower by Mrs. TRACY and  Mrs. MOSHER, aunts, of Canandaigua. After a brief wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. OLNEY will reside at Victor, where the groom is employed. 

THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday       February 3, 1922            Pg  9, col 1      by: Ron Hanley

 OBITUARY  -  Barry 

Mrs. Julia Barry, widow of William Barry, died at her home on Covill street, Tuesday, January 31st. She was born in Ireland, 78 years ago, and had lived in Victor for over 70 years.  She is survived by two daughters and two sons, Mrs. Timothy Doyle, Mrs. Pierce Keefe and Michael Barry, all of Victor, and James Barry of Shortsville, and by eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held at St. Bridget's church in East Bloomfield, Thursday morning, and interment was made in St. Bridget's cemetery.

The Herald , Fairport, NY               Wednesday                   February 22, 1922                by: Dianne Thomas     

Pittsford, Feb 20 - John A. Woolston, aged  eighty-four years, died at his farm home on the Mendon-Victor road  in the town of Victor, after a brief illness due to advanced age.  His birthplace was Railroad Mills and his parents were the late William and Laura Andrus Woolston

Mrs. Woolston, died 25 years ago, and before her marriage, was Nancy C. Lusk.  Near surviving relatives are one son, Dr. William F. Woolston of Victor; a sister, Mrs. William H. Hill, of Victor; and two brothers, Will J. Woolston of Perinton and Daniel  D. Woolston, of Pittsford, also six grandchildren.  

Mr. Woolston was a member of the Mendon grange, and was not identified with any other organization.  

The funeral will be held at two o'clock on Tuesday, from his late farm home, and interment will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY   Friday,      May 12, 1922              by: Dianne Thomas     

WEBSTER - William E. WEBSTER, who was admitted to the bar in 1883 and who had practiced his profession in Batavia for nearly 40 years, died in the Batavia hospital, Thursday morning, from a complication of diseases from which he had suffered for some time.  Three years ago Mr. WEBSTER had his left leg amputated below the knee, it being affected with gangrene.  Mr. WEBSTER was 62 years old, was born in East Bloomfield and was graduated from the Canandaigua Academy following his training in the district schools of East Bloomfield.  At the age of 20 years, he became a member of the faculty of Cary Collegiate Seminary at Oakfield, where he taught for three years.  When he went to Batavia he first intended to take up the ministry of the Episcopal church, but he later entered the legal profession and studied law in the office of William C. WATSON until he was admitted to the bar.  With the exception of one year spent in San Francisco, Cal., he practiced at Batavia continually.  He had the reputation of being one of the best criminal lawyers in western New York and among his famous cases was that of Howard C. BENHAM, who was tried for murder twice and finally acquitted.  He also defended Joseph ROSEVIEZ, who was charged with murder, following a bomb explosion in Batavia about 11 years ago, securing a reversal of the sentence in the Court of Appeals, which record stood out prominently in legal circles in this part of the state.  Mr. WEBSTER was a Democrat in politics.  He was a member of the Batavia Lodge of Elks in which he held membership card No. 1, and was a past exalted ruler of the lodge.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gertrude E. WEBSTER; two daughters, Miss Louise E. WEBSTER of Batavia and Miss Roxany WEBSTER, a nurse in the General Hospital, Buffalo; a son Daniel P. WEBSTER, a law student in the University of Buffalo; a brother, Dr. Fred WEBSTER and a sister, Mrs. William B. GALLUP of Victor.  

THE  VICTOR  HERALD       Friday      May 19, 1922      Pg 8, col 1             by:  Ron Hanley  

 WEDDING  BELLS                            Ryan  -  McCarthy

Miss Honora Esther McCarthy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James McCarthy of East Street, and Frank Augustus Ryan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ryan, were united in marriage on Wednesday, May 17th, at St. Patrick's Church.  The ceremony took place at 7 30 a. m. with the nuptial mass, Rev. J. W. E. Kelly, pastor of the church, officiating. The wedding march was played by Miss Anna Ryan and Edward J. Ryan sang O Promise Me, and Ave Maria. 
The attendants were Miss Genevieve McCarthy, sister of the bride, and Howard Ryan, brother of the groom.  The ushers were Arthur McCarthy, brother of the bride, and Leo Ryan, brother of the groom.  The bride wore a suit of dark blue twill cord with a picture hat of gray hemp and a corsage bouquet of bride's roses. 
The bridesmaid wore a suit of old rose tweed with a hat of sand colored satin and a corsage bouquet of pink sweet peas.  A wedding breakfast was served to the bridal party at the home of the bride's parents. After a wedding trip to New York and Atlantic City, Mr. and Mrs. Ryan will make their home in Victor, where Mr. Ryan is engaged in the produce business with George W. Haxton and Son.  Mrs. Ryan is manager of the local Postal Telegraph office. 
Pre nuptial events were a shower party given at the town hall on Thursday evening of last week by the Misses Sarah McMahon, Esther Dailey and Margaret Barry.  Supper was served at 8 o'clock to 38 guests.  On Friday evening the Misses Elizabeth McMahon and Stella Lincoln gave a variety shower at the home of Miss McMahon.  The guest of honor received many beautiful and appropriate gifts.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Friday    May 19, 1922        by: Dianne Thomas

+ WEDDING -  WILBUR - CONCANON -  Miss Laurette CONCANON, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John T. CONCANON, and Dewey WILBUR, son of Mr. and Mrs.. George WILBUR, were united in marriage at noon on Saturday, May 13th, at the rector of St. Patrick's church.  Rev. J. W. E. (cut off) 

CORSER - Charles Eugene CORSER, who lost his life while a passenger on the Black Diamond Express, which was wrecked near LeRoy on Saturday morning, was born in Canandaigua, August 6, 1879.  For the last 20 years he had followed the railroad business, being employed by the Pennsylvania, the New York Central and Lehigh Valley railroads.  For some time he had been employed by the Lehigh as a switchman at Niagara Falls, and when death overtook him, he was on his way to spend the weekend with his family at Clifton Springs.  He is survived by his wife, formerly Helen A. SEARLE of Victor, two sons, Russell E. and Richard R., both living at home and three brothers, Warren of Canandaigua, Richard of Paterson, NJ and Marvin C. of Geneva.

The funeral was held at the home on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. J. H. SLUTZ, pastor of the M. E. church, officiating. The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and the Brotherhood of Railroad Conductors, in both of which the deceased held membership, were represented at the funeral, the former attending in a body.  Burial was made in Boughton Hill cemetery, Victor.  

 

RICHARDSON - John Murray RICHARDSON, a former resident of Victor, died at his home in Chicago at 3 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, May 17th.  He was born on the RICHARDSON homestead in Victor, on September 16,, 1867.  He had lived in Chicago for about 35 years.  The surviving relatives are his wife, a daughter, Miss Adeline C. RICHARDSON of Chicago and a brother, Elias L. RICHARDSON, of Victor. 

Mr. RICHARSON'S remains are expected to arrive in Victor at 7:30 o'clock this (Friday) evening.  Funeral services will be held at the South Perinton church at 2 o'clock on Saturday afternoon.  Interment will be made in the South Perinton cemetery. 

The Herald, Fairport, NY                             Wednesday                   June 21, 1922                      by: Dianne Thomas   

Mrs. Miranda Woolston Hill died Saturday at the family home in Main street west, Victor, aged 77 years.  She leaves her husband, William H. Hill, and two sons, George W. and William F. Hill, both of Victor; two brothers, Daniel W. Woolston, of Pittsford, and William J. Woolston, of Perinton. 

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home. Rev. F. W. Hill, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiated, and burial was made in Boughton Hill cemetery.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY       Friday            June 30, 1922                by: Dianne Thomas      

FRANZ - TAY - On Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Miss Zelda TAY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter TAY of Victor, and Ervin FRANZ of Mendon were untied in marriage at the Lake Avenue Baptist church in Rochester.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. W. BEAVEN, D.D., pastor of the church, the double ring service being used.  The attendants were Miss Evelyn TAY of Victor and George RICHARDS of Mendon.  The bride wore a dress of champagne canton crepe with hat to match.  The bridesmaid wore a turquoise blue canton crepe dress with hat to match.  After the ceremony the bridal party went to the Odenbach, where a wedding dinner was served.  

Pre nuptial events were a variety shower given by Miss Evelyn TAY and a kitchen shower given by Mrs. Allen BRIGGS and Miss Dorothy GILLIS.  After an eastern trip, which will included the Adirondacks, Mr. and Mrs. FRANZ will reside at 1907 Dewey (cut off) 

THE VICTOR HERALD       Friday       June 30, 1922       Pg 3, col 1          by: Ron Hanley

Victor Boy Graduated in Washington University
Henry Roy Turner, son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Turner, is one of the graduates of America in Washington, D. C., this year, having completed his studies in the scientific course.   He completes his work with high honors, being the secretary of his class and president of the Electron Society. He will make electrical engineering his life work.  The, "Cardinal", a handsome, leather-bound book issued as a commencement feature, pays high compliment to Mr. Turner as a man and a student. Fine halftone pictures of the faculty and seniors are contained in the book.

THE VICTOR HERALD       Friday       July 14, 1922      Pg 3, col 1               by: Ron Hanley

VanDenbergh Family Reunion

Sixty eight persons gathered at Victor, July 4th, for the 10th annual reunion of the descendants and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. VanDenbergh, held at the VanDenbergh homestead.  Following a bountiful picnic dinner under an appropriately decorated tent on the lawn, an original and novel program was presented under the able direction of Mrs. Grace Donovan of Rochester. This included a circus and parade, several recitations, a song by the VanDenbergh chorus, and the VanDenbergh yell.
Following the program, a toy automobile was given to the holder of the lucky number, out of the numbers distributed to the gathering at dinner, with each piece of VanDenbergh cake.    Mrs. May Woolvin of Victor was the winner of the prize. Miss Grace Gelder of South Bristol drew the numbers from the hat, number 44, the seventh number drawn, being credited the lucky number.   A rising vote of thanks was tendered the host and hostess, and all united in expressing the wish that everyone present might be present next year.   Out of town guests were present from Canandaigua, South Bristol, Rochester and Seneca Falls. 

THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday     November 3, 1922     Pg 5, col  4             by: Ron Hanley    
 
 OBITUARY     McCarthy 
A promising young life was cut short, Saturday night, October 28th, when William Arthur McCarthy, son of Mr. and Mrs. James McCarthy passed away at the Homeopathic Hospital in Rochester, following an operation for appendicitis from which he at first appeared to be making a good recovery. He was 21 years of age.  Arthur was a young man of sterling character, thoroughly reliable and conscientious in the discharge of his duties, and in his death the community, as well as the family and close friends, have suffered a great loss. He attended Victor High School and for some years past had been employed in the office of the Locke Insulator Corporation. He was a faithful member of St. Patrick's church and a member of the Victor Board of Trade. 
Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, John of Rochester and Fred of Victor, and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Ryan and Miss Genevieve McCarthy, both of Victor.   Funeral services were held at St. Patrick's church at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning. Interment was made in St. Patrick's cemetery.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY     Friday      November 3, 1922               by: Dianne Thomas

Charles F. POST of New York was a guest recently, of Henry PHILLIPS.

Mrs. Burton SCRIBNER of Waterloo is spending a few days with Mrs. A. G. ALDRIDGE

Mrs. G. W. PARMELE went to Ithaca on Thursday to spend a few days with a niece.  

Mr. & Mrs. George W. HIGINBOTHAM and son, visited relatives in Caledonia, Sunday.  

Mr. & Mrs. C. E. WILCOX and daughters and Mrs. F. W. MILLER spent Sunday in Rochester.  

Miss M. Evelyn MEAD returned home Wednesday night, after spending a year in Portland, Oregon.

+ Miss Laura E. WILBUR visited Mrs. R. H. OUTTERSON at Caledonia on Monday, returning home Tuesday morning.

Mrs. EDMONDS has returned to her home in Brockport, after spending a few days with her niece, Mrs. Nelson L. LOBDELL.

Rev. A. M. SPANGER left on Thursday to assume his duties as pastor of the Congregational church in Sheffield, Mass.  

Miss Beulah BRUSIE of the University of Rochester, was a weekend guest of her parents, Rev. & Mrs. Sanford BRUSIE.  

Mr. & Mrs. James LYNAUGH and Mr. & Mrs. Thomas LYNAUGH and son, spent Sunday with Mr. & Mrs. John LYNAUGH in Canandaigua.  

Rev. and Mrs. Sanford BRUSIE and Mrs. H. C. WOODS, attended a luncheon give to ministers and their wives at the First Methodist church in Rochester, Monday.  

Leonard BEMENT of Hulett, L. I., returned home Tuesday evening after spending a two weeks vacation with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. George S. BEMENT.  

The Phelps Citizen                     Thursday                        November 9, 1922                             by:  Dianne Thomas  

Mrs. Catherine L. Cornford, widow of the late William H. Cornford of Victor and formerly of the town of Phelps, died on Saturday in Victor at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Milton U. Aldrich,  aged 84 years.

Mrs. Cornford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Chandler, was born in Italy, Yates county, in 1838, and coming to  Melvin Hill in her girlhood, lived in the community until the removal of the family to Victor.

Here she was married to Mr. Cornford, and here her children were born and reared, and here she spent her motherhood, a queen of the home. |

For the past twenty five years, she had lived in Victor, where her husband died thirteen years ago; and where she since then had resided with her daughter. She leaves four sons and two daughters, William H. Cornford of Phelps, H. Elmer Cornford of Fairport, Milton A. Cornford of Newark. N. J., and A. Ray Cornford of Victor, and Mrs. L C. Osburn and Mrs. M. U. Aldrich of Victor, besides one brother and sister, Rev. George W. Chandler of Rochester and Mrs. Elizabeth Cornford, of Carunna, Mich. and eleven grandchildren.

The funeral services were held at the home on Monday afternoon, at which Rev. Mr. Allete, former pastor of the Victor Methodist Episcopal church, officiated, paying the departed a most beautiful tribute. Burial was in Boughton Hill cemetery. 

THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday     Dec. 8, 1922       Pg 8, col 1         by: Ron Hanley
 
OBITUARY
Sadness fell upon many hearts, Thursday afternoon, December 7th, when it became known that Mrs. Grace Gourlay BRACE, wife of Romeyn T. BRACE, had passed away at 3 20 o'clock.  Mrs. BRACE had been in failing health for some months, suffering from heart trouble complicated by other diseases, but her high courage and cheerful spirit refused to surrender to physical weakness, and few realized the seriousness of her condition. She had been confined to her bed for about three weeks. 
Grace GOURLAY was born near Glens Falls, N. Y., February 19th, 1872. When she was two years old, her parents, Norman and Relief Moore GOURLAY, brought their family to this section and soon settled in Farmington, which place was her home until her marriage to Romeyn T. BRACE of Victor in 1893. Since that time she had lived in this village.  In her girlhood she attended the Victor Union School and became a member of St. Paul's Universalist church. She had been superintendent of St. Paul's Sunday School, and at the time of her death she was treasurer of the church, the teacher of a Sunday School class, and a member of the Cora A. Wilder Mission Circle and the Ladies Social Circle. She was an enthusiastic member of Unity Club and was president of the organization when she was called upon to pass from the scene of her happy activities.  Mrs. BRACE was a woman of charming personality and sterling character. She had high ideals and made much of life's sunny spots, her outlook being ever optimistic. She was a most devoted wife and mother. 
Besides her husband, Mrs. BRACE is survived by a son, Norman G. BRACE of Philadelphia, a daughter, Miss Margaret O. BRACE, who is a student in the University of Rochester, two brothers, Mark C. and Eli M. GOURLAY of Farmington, and a sister, Miss Kit GOURLAY, who made her home with Mrs. BRACE.  Funeral services will be held in St. Paul's Universalist church on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. J. L. EVERTON officiating. The members of Unity Club will attend in a body to the church about an hour before the funeral service. Interment will be made in Boughton Hill Cemetery.

 

THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday     December 15, 1922     Pg 3, col  1
 
 VICTOR  -  UNITY CLUB COLUMN  
At the regular meeting of the Unity Club, Saturday afternoon, December 9th, the following tribute to our worthy president, just
deceased, was accepted, and unanimously adopted. A copy of the same was ordered placed upon the minutes, published in the Victor Herald and sent to the family.
 
 IN  MEMORIAM -   The crushing blow that has fallen upon Unity Club in the death of our beloved president, Mrs. Grace G. Brace, has left us almost stunned. We can not realize that she has gone, and yet, while our hearts are heavy with sorrow, we feel that her influence is with us still. Words can but feebly express the tribute that we would pay to her memory.  No more loyal member has Unity Club ever had. AS one of the Executive Board for many years Mrs. Brace was always ready to do her part, entering into the work with hearty cooperation. Her presence at the meetings was an inspiration to the leaders and her helpfulness a source of strength.  She was especially interested in the department of Literature and Dramatic Art, acting as its chairman for several years. There she gave her untiring efforts to present entertaining, attractive programs, and at the department meetings in the discussions of the books we have read, her high ideals and beautiful Christian character were often revealed.  Unity Club will, therefore, never cease to honor her memory and is proud to place her name upon its annals among those who have helped to make the club an efficient organization in the community.
 
Mrs. Brace was an admirer of Whittier's poems in one of which the following lines are found:
 
         While day by day our loved ones glide
          In spectral silence, hushed and lone
         To the cold shadows which divide
          The living from the dread unknown
          While even on the closing eye
          And on the lip which moves in vain
          The seals of that stern mystery
          Their undiscovered trust retain
          And only midst the gloom of death
           Its mournful doubts and haunting fears
          Two pale sweet angels, Hope and Faith
           Smile dimly on us through their tears.
 
These two angels, Hope and Faith, we would recognize, and would have them, as seen in Mrs. Brace's life, act as an inspiration to us each one, in our future work.  As a club too, we desire to express to Mrs. Brace's family, her husband, her children, her sister and brothers, and other loved ones, our sincere appreciation of her character and work, and we extend to them, each one, our heartfelt sympathy in their bereavement.

The Fairport Herald               Wednesday              April 18, 1923                by:  Dianne Thomas  

Fred S. Fox, who had been a faithful employee of the Fairport Lumber & Coal Co. for the last 17 years, died suddenly in the office of the company, Saturday morning. Mr. Fox had not been feeling well for the past six weeks, and had spent some time in Rochester at the home of a son, but a few days ago returned to Fairport.

He was born in Victor Jan. 9, 1858, and thus was past 65 years of age at his death. All his life was passed in this vicinity. Of a natural retiring position, Mr. Fox was perhaps not so widely 'acquainted as many, yet those who knew him intimately felt that in him they had a faithful friend and all speak of him in the highest terms of a man and good citizen.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Pearl Frey, of Buffalo; three sons, Raymond, Frank and Howard........ Jesse Williams, of Detroit.

He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.   The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at the home of his cousin....?? Blood, on the Baker Road/

Rev. C H. Colegrove, pastor of the Raymond Baptist church officiated and interment was made in Boughton Hill cemetery.

The Monroe County Mail      Thursday              April 19, 1923                by:  Dianne Thomas      

Frederick. S. Fox- 

Frederick S. Fox died very suddenly in the office of the Fairport Lumber company Saturday morning, abont 8 o'clock, while reading a newspaper. He was there alone at the time, but  the body was discovered by William Williams, a few moments after death had occurred. He had not been well for some time, having suffered from high blood pressure and had returned to his work only a few days previous after a six weeks' absence. He had been employed by the Fairport lumber company for the past 17 years and was a faithful, conscientious workman.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Prey of Buffalo; three sons, Raymond, Howard and Frank, who reside in Rochester.  The, funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon from the home of his cousin, Martin Blood, on the Baker Road, at one o'clock, Rev. C. H. Colegrove, officiating, with interment at Boughton Hill Cemetery at Victor. 

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY        Friday               May 18, 1923            by:  Dianne Thomas  

Obituary - MC CARTHY - John Mc CARTHY, one of the best known residents of Fishers, died at an early hour, Thursday morning at his home, a mile north of Fishers, following an attack of heart disease.  Mr. MC CARTHY was born December  25, 1858, the son of John and Margaret MC CARTHY, who came from Ireland in 1847 and were among the early settlers in the locality of Fishers.  Mr. MC CARTHY married at Glenwood, Ohio, November 26, 1891 to Elizabeth MC MAHON, who survives him.  He was a very successful farmer and a splendid citizen.  During his long life in the community he occupied several positions of public trust and was particularly interested in school affairs.  In his death the community loses one of its most highly respected and best spirited citizen.  Survivors, besides his wife, are three daughters, Nellie of Rochester, Laura and Evelyn of Fishers, one son, John, of Fishers; two sisters, Miss Kate MC CARTHY of Fishers and Mrs. Patrick TOOMEY of Rochester, and one brother, Sylvester MC CARTHY of Fishers.  Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock form the house and at 10 o'clock from St. Patrick's church, Rev. J.W.E. KELLY, the pastor, officiating. 

THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday    June 29, 1923    Pg  5, col  3     by:  Ron Hanley       

OBITUARY - SCOTT
Mrs. Margaret Guinan Scott died Sunday noon at her home, 110 Highland Avenue, Rochester, after an illness of five weeks.She was born in Victor and lived here all her early life. She was 64 years old. Mrs. Scott leaves her husband, William E. Scott, two sons, Joseph W. and James F. Scott, two step sons, John and Edward Scott, three grandchildren and several step grandchildren, also two brothers, James Guinan of Mertensia, and John Guinan of Rochester.
The funeral was held, Wednesday morning, from St. Mary's Church in Rochester. Interment was made in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

THE VICTOR HERALD  Friday,     June 29, 1923  Pg  5, col 2
Mr. and Mrs. James Guinan, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Guinan, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Guinan, Mrs. John Guinan, Misses Estelle and Margaret Guinan and Eugene Guinan, and Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Keefe, attended the funeral of Mrs. William E. Scott in Rochester, Wednesday morning.


Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Friday,     June 29, 1923         by:  Dianne Thomas  

PIERCE - Information has been received by Mrs. H. G. OSBURN of the Canandaigua road, of the death of her cousin, Mrs. Edna PIERCE, aged 83 years, in Sacramento, Calif., on Friday night.  Mrs. PIERCE was born in Farmington, July 26, 1839 and lived in Canandaigua until about a year ago, when she moved to California.  The remains will be brought to Canandaigua for burial in Woodlawn cemetery, Sunday.  

Around The Town:

Mrs. O. C. LEVET, who has been in poor health for some time, went to the Homeopathic hospital, Rochester, Thursday, for treatment.  

+  Among the graduates at Mechanics Institute, Rochester, this year, is Richard F. TUTTLE of Victor, who has just completed a course in industrial electricity and intends to become an electrical engineer. 

+  It is understood that the STIRNI farm, southwest of this village, has been sold to the Fairport Municipal commission.  It is upon this farm that the reservoir for Fairport's new water supply will be located. 

+  The Canandaigua Knights of Columbus netted about $300 from "The Womanless Wedding", which they put on, one day last week.  Miss Eileen MALONE, harpist, and Edward J. RYAN, tenor soloist, assisted the Canandaigua talent in the entertainment. 

+  Eleven members of Troop I, Victor Boy Scouts, made a weekend hike to the cottage of L. G. LOOMIS Jr., on Canandaigua lake.  They were accompanied by Scout Master William J. HARSCH and Mr. LOOMIS and young son, "Buddie", officiated as hosts.  

Mrs. Raymond CLOVER and Miss Edna FAIRMAN gave a kitchen shower, Saturday afternoon, at the home of Mrs. CLOVER, for Miss Ruth COLE of Mendon, whose marriage to Earl ERNST of Mendon, is to take place on Saturday, June 30th.  On Wednesday afternoon, Miss Dorothy DUNN gave a luncheon for Miss COLE at her home in Mendon.

 

People You Know

Miss Ella MEADE will eave on Saturday to spend the summer with relatives in Rochester.  

Mrs. Charles DILLAN is caring for Mrs. Charles JOSLIN of Farmington, who has been very ill. 

Mrs. Mary SMITH and Mrs. Florence CURRY will spend the summer with relatives in Bradford, Pa.

Miss Alice E. GOODNOW and Miss Mary L. DRAPER will go to the Gray Goose, Canandaigua lake, Sunday, to remain for a time.

Harry AYERS, who is employed as a miller at the Victor Flour Mills, left this morning for a visit with his family in Culpepper, VA.

Miss Beulah BRUSIE, a student at the University of Rochester, is with her parents, Rev. and Mrs. Sanford BRUSIE, for the summer vacation.  

Mrs. D. L. COVILL, Warren M. COVILL and Robert SEARS have established their summer home in the old COVILL homestead on Maple avenue. 

Mr. and Mrs. S. L. KILLAM attended the wedding of Mr. KILLAM'S sister, Miss Katherine J. KILLAM and Byron Bailey ALLEN, at Pittsford, Saturday afternoon. 

Miss Gwendolyn LANPHEAR went to Waterloo, Thursday evening, to visit her grandmother, Mrs. LANPHEAR.  Miss Jane LANPHEAR, who had been with her grandmother since Sunday, returned home, Thursday.  

Miss Isabelle GUNNISON, who has been in Morrisville during the school year, attending the teachers' training class, conducted their by the State School of Agriculture, graduated last week, and has returned to her home on East Main street.

Mrs. A. M. KELLY is the guest of her grandson, Dr. Willington BOUGHTON in Batavia, and attended this week, the graduation exercises of Batavia High School, her great grandson, George BOUGHTON, being a member of the graduating class. 

Mr. and Mrs. S. L. KILLAM and son and daughter, David and Alice, will eave on Saturday for an automobile trip to Williamsport, Pa.  Their son, Louis KILLAM, and family, who reside in Williamsport, will accompany them to Victor, Monday, for a visit. 

Miss Grace O'REILLY was called to Oswego, Tuesday, because of the serious illness of her sister.  Miss  O'REILLY has resigned her position as a member of the Victor High School faculty and plans to take a course of study at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  

Mrs. H. C. WOODS left on Wednesday to spend some time at Epworth Inn, Silver Lake.  

+  The Misses Mary TOBIN and Katherine B. O'NEILL, left on Thursday for a several weeks visit with relatives in the province of Ontario, Canada. 

Miss Gertrude E. NELSON returned to Victor, Saturday, from her work in Cincinnati, Oh., and will spend the summer with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur NELSON.

Mrs. Gulia WILBUR entertained the following at dinner on Thursday: Mrs. Belle J. OTTLEY and Mrs. Jeanette SIMMONS of Canandaigua; Miss Alice GOODNOW, Miss Vera H. BROWN and Frank E. COBB, of Victor.

Miss Helen WOOD, who graduated from Brockport Normal on Monday, was the guest of Mrs. Gulia WILBUR on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Miss WOOD went from here to West Chester, NY, where she will attend a summer school in music.        

THE VICTOR HERALD      Friday      July 13, 1923     Front Page,    col  3    by:  Ron Hanley  
 
OBITUARY - Webster
 
To his family and friends and to many in the community who had not even known that he was seriously ill, the news of the death of
William N. Webster, early Saturday morning, came as a very great shock.  Mr. Webster was ill but a few days, and though his condition was serious it had been expected that he would recover.  William N. Webster was the son of George and Mary Webster, and was born in the town of Mendon. Practically his entire life was spent in this vicinity and his genial manner and kindly disposition had won him many friends.  For several years he had been manager of the Victor office of the Rochester Hay and Grain Corporation and had been successful in the conduct of the business.  He was a member of Milnor Lodge, No. 139, F. A. and M., and also of Victor Grange, No. 322.  Mr. Webster is survived by his wife, one son Stanton, and a daughter, Lois.  Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the family home, the Rev. Frank W. Hill officiating. Many flowers gave evidence of the esteem in which the deceased was held. Interment was made in Boughton Hill cemetery, the Masonic fraternity having charge of the burial services.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Friday,       July 13, 1923          by:  Dianne Thomas  

WEBSTER - To his family and friends and to many in the community who had not even know that he was seriously ill, the news of the death of William N. WEBSTER, early Saturday morning, came as a very great shock.  Mr. WEBSTER was ill but a few days, and though his condition was serious, it had been expected that he would recover.  William N. WEBSTER was the son of George and Mary WEBSTER, and was born in the ton of Mendon. Practically his entire life was spent in this vicinity and his genial manner and kindly disposition had won him many friends.  For several years he had been manager of the Victor office of the Rochester Hay and Grain Corporation and had been successful in the conduct of the business.  He was a member of Milnor Lodge No. 139, F. & A.M., and also of Victor Grange, No., 322.  Mr. WEBSTER is survived by his wife, one son, Stanton and a daughter, Lois.  Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock form the family home, the Rev. Frank W. HILL, officiating. Many flowers gave evidence of the esteem in which the deceased was held.  Interment was made in Boughton Hill cemetery, the Masonic fraternity having charge of the burial service.

THE VICTOR HERALD   Friday   July 20, 1923   Page 4, col 3              by:  Ron Hanley

 
OBITUARY  -  BARRY 
John Barry, aged 90 years, one of Victor's oldest residents, if indeed he was not the oldest, died at his home on Cherry Street, south of this village, Thursday morning. 
Mr. Barry was a man of most genial disposition and a host of friends will miss him. He had been in failing health for some time. Years ago he acquired fame as an expert fisherman, angling for members of the finny tribe being his pet recreation, and he was very generally known as "Fisherman John Barry", to distinguish him from another of the same name.
 Mr. Barry is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Nellie Donoghue, Mrs. William Turner, and Mrs. William Lyons, all of Victor, four sons, William of Owego, Michael of East Bloomfield, Richard and John V. of Victor, also thirty one grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held from St. Patrick's church in this village, at 9 30 o'clock on Saturday morning. Burial will be made in St. Bridget's Cemetery, East Bloomfield.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Monday,    September 10, 1923          by:  Dianne Thomas  

+  GUNN - ROWLEY - Victor, Sept. 9 - Miss Gladys Jeannette ROWLEY, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Andrew ROWLEY, and Ross GUNN, son of Dr. and Mrs. R. D. A. GUNN of Oberlin, Ohio, were married at 8:30 o'clock on Saturday evening at the home of the bride by Rev. Frank W. HILL.  Miss Margaret PARMELE, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor and John Willis OTTMAN of New York a former college chum of the bridegroom, was best man.  After the ceremony a reception was held and later a buffet luncheon was served to about 100 guests.  The bride is a graduate of Oberlin College and has been a teacher at Ithaca for the past two years.  The bridegroom is a graduate of the school of electrical engineering of the University of Michigan.  Mr. and Mrs. GUNN left for Chicago.  They will live at New haven, Conn., where the bridegroom has accepted a position as instructor at Yale University.  

BOUGHTON - MACK - Penn Yan, Sept. 9 - Miss Elnora D. MACK, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry MACK of Vine Valley, and Theodore BOUGHTON of Victor, were married on Wednesday afternoon, at the home of bride's parents by Rev. C. W. FRYER.  The couple were attended by Miss Leola FORD of Rushville, a cousin of the bride, and Carl ROBESON, of Vine Valley.  The bride wore a gown of white crepe de chine and carried an arm bouquet of white gladioli.  On their return from a wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. BOUGHTON will live at Gorham where the bridegroom is employed by the Gorham Auto Company. 

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