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ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE  Friday  January 4, 1924    by:  Ron Hanley   
Victor Native Falls Dead Of Heart Trouble  --   Canandaigua  January 3:
John F. Harter, 63 years old, died suddenly this morning of heart trouble, arose to go to work at the factory of the Locke Insulator Works at Victor. He dressed and then dropped dead.
Mr. Harter resided with his daughter, Mrs. Henry J. Barber, in Coach Street, for the past four years, previously having lived in Victor.
He is survived by his daughter and a son, J. Melverne Harter, of Rochester, three brothers, Charles Harter, of Bresett, Wash., Robert Harter, of Chicago, and Henry Harter, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and by three sisters, Mrs. Oscar Woods and Mrs. George Wesley, both of Council Bluffs, and Mrs. John Runyon, of Perry, Iowa. Funeral services will be held from the undertaking rooms of Ahrens and Breen, of North Main Street at 2 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, with Rev. Stephen S. Pratt, Methodist pastor officiating.  Burial will be made in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.

THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday     March 14, 1924       Pg 5, col  1           by:  Ron Hanley   
 OBITUARY -  Tobin
Mrs. Bridget Tobin, widow of Edward Tobin, died on Wednesday morning, March 12th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Daniel Tobin, on Church street in this village. 
Mrs. Tobin was nearly 86 years of age and had been in poor health for several years. Physical infirmities had confined her to her
home during much of the time since she came to Victor several years ago, but she was of cheerful disposition and ready wit, and was held in high esteem by all who knew her. 
Mrs. Tobin is survived by two daughters, Mrs. James Duggan of Rochester and Mrs. Daniel Tobin of Victor, also four grandchildren, and one great grandchild. The funeral was held at 9 o'clock Friday morning from St. Patrick's church. Burial was made in St. Mary's cemetery at Fairport.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle                           Wednesday                   March 3, 1924              by: Dianne Thomas  

MRS. ELIZABETH A. NELSON - Victor,  March 4, - Mrs. Elizabeth Amelia Nelson, 69 years old, daughter of the late I.E. Humphrey, died suddenly last night  of heart failure.  Mrs. Nelson had been a member of the First Methodist Church of Victor, since early childhood.  She was a member of the Hathaway  W.U.T.U.  and of the ??? Club.  

Mrs. Nelson  leaves her husband, Wilbur Nelson,  one son, Wilfred, of Victor, one daughter, Gertrude, of Victor; three brothers, Luman A. and Otis L. Humphrey of Honeoye Falls and Charles S. Humphrey, of Canandaigua; four sisters:  Mrs. Charlotte Wells and Mrs. Elmer Cornford of Fairport and Mrs. Helen Holdridge, of Honeoye Falls and Miss Mary Humphrey of Victor;  two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held from the home in Church street at 2 o'clock on Thursday afternoon with Rev. Nanford Brusie of the Methodist church, officiating.   Interment will be made in Boughton Hill cemetery.

VICTOR HERALD                April 18, 1924              Front Page          by: M. Kelly (deceased 2009)


Mrs. Frankie Cuykendall, widow of Henry Cuykendall, who was stricken with paralysis on Monday of last week, died on Sunday, April 13th, at her home on Maple Avenue.

Mrs. Cuykendall was born on October 24, 1868. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Goldie L. Hunt, Mrs. Grace M. Farrell, and the Misses Gertrude R. and Mildred E. Cuykendall, all of Victor, and three sons, Archie and Howard of Victor, and Earl of Rochester, nine grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Lisle Harrison of Victor, two brothers, Elijah Francisco of Farmington, and Elmer Francisco of Springfield Ohio.

Funeral services were held at 2 30 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Grace M. Farrell. Rev. J. W. Allatt of Penfield officiated. Burial was made in the family plot in Boughton Hill Cemetery.

The Herald, Fairport, NY                           Wednesday                     April 30, 1924                        by: Dianne Thomas  

Farmington, Apr 28 - Carl Bandemer, the 8 year old nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Peglow, who had lived with them, and been kindly cared for since his infancy, died last week, Monday at 6:30 o'clock after an illness of only a few days.  

He had been as well as usual until Friday, when he was taken ill. He was an unusually a bright and generous little fellow and was loved by all who knew him.  He will be greatly missed not only in the home but by his little playmates.  He leaves his father, Leo Bandemer, his stepmother, a sister, Helen Bandemer and his grandfather and grandmother Brandemer and grandfather and grandmother Pegelow

Funeral services were held on Wednesday at the house, conducted by the Rev. E. C. Miller. Interment was made beside his mother, Mrs. Louise Bandemer, in Boughton Hill cemetery at Victor.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY              Friday    June 13, 1924                by: Dianne Thomas  

HORNING - Mrs. Frederick HORNING, who passed away at her home in Syracuse, June 6th, was born in New York City, the daughter of Dr. John BISHOP.  For 9 years or more she was a resident of Victor, living with Mrs. Henry BEMENT.  On June 19, 1902, she was married to Frederick HORNING of Syracuse, who survives her. 

Mrs. HORNING was an exceptionally good hearted woman and always took pleasure in doing for others.  She was interested in young people, and rendered many a kind deed to those less fortunate than herself.  A host of friends will mourn her loss.

The funeral services took place at her home, Sunday morning at 9 o'clock, and at All Saints church of which se was a member, at 9:30.  The interment was made at Boughton Hill cemetery at 2 o'clock, the service being conducted by Rev. F. W. HILL, and attend by many of her friends from Syracuse and Victor.  

Mrs. Ellen Donovan, 80 years old, died, Monday, June 9th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. E. Turner, of No. 81 Savannah street, Rochester.  She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Turner and Miss Nora Donovan, of Rochester, four sons, Dennis of Victor, Jerry of Strator, Ill., James and William, of Rochester, and seventeen grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at 8 30 o'clock, Thursday morning  from the house of Savanah street and at Victor at 10 o'clock from St. Patrick's church. Interment was made at East Bloomfield.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY,   Friday,    July 4, 1924       by: Dianne Thomas  


BOLGER - O' BRIEN - (first part is cut off)  ... bouquet of butterfly roses.  Miss MURRAY'S gown was of light green Canton crepe and lace and she carried an old fashioned bouquet of Killarney roses.  The best man was Edward BUCKLEY of Geneva, Marjorie O'BRIEN, a niece of the bride, was flower girl and wore a dress of white organdie.  The bridal party entered the church to the strains of a wedding march played by Mrs. Florence BRADLEY of Canandaigua.  During the ceremony the "Ave Marie" was sung by Mrs. BRADLEY and Mrs. Ray VAN ORMAN of Shortsville.  Following the ceremony a nuptial mass was celebrated.  The ushers were Robert WYATT of Geneva and the two brothers of the bride, Emmett O'BRIEN of Rochester and Walter O'BRIEN of Shortsville.  The church was beautifully decorated with pink and white peonies and ferns.  The members of the Maids and Matron's Club, of which the bride is a member, were the decorators.  After the ceremony, a wedding breakfast was served to a large number of relatives and friends at the home of the bride's parents in Hopewell.  Covers at the bride's table were laid for fourteen and the decorations were in pink and white and green.  Mr. & Mrs. BOLGER left during the afternoon on a wedding trip and on their return will be at home to their many friends, at 88 High street, Geneva.  Several relatives from Victor were among the guests.

LYNAUGH - GUINAN - On Saturday at St. Patrick's church in this village, took place the marriage of Miss Estelle L. GUINAN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James GUINAN of Mertensia, and Howard M. LYNAUGH, son of Mr. and Mrs. John LYNAUGH of Canandaigua.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. W. E. KELLY, pastor of the church, and was followed by a nuptial mass.  The wedding march from Lohengrin, was played by Miss Margaret MC MAHON of Victor.  The bride wore a town of tan inlaid crepe over peach colored canton, with a picture hat to match.  She carried an arm bouquet of bride's roses.  She was attended by her sister, Miss Margaret GUINAN, who was gowned in orchid georgette and wore a black hat.  She carried an arm bouquet of old fashioned flowers. The bridegroom was attended by his brother, Harry LYNAUGH of Elmira.  The bride's two brothers, Mr. MATHEWS and Eugene GUINAN were ushers.  After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served to the immediate relatives of the bride and groom.  Prenuptial events included a variety shower by Mrs. Frank EFEREVEIN and Miss Florence WENIZER of Rochester; a grocery shower by Mrs. Gordon CAHILL and Miss Grace MC DONNELL of Canandaigua; a variety shower by Miss Margaret KEATING of Victor; a linen shower by Miss Mary E. GUINAN of Rochester; a persona shower by Mrs. J. Leo GUINAN and Mrs. Emmett KEEFE of Victor; a china shower by (cut off) 

Victor Herald, Victor, NY,   Friday,    August 1, 1924       by: Dianne Thomas    

Ontario County:

+  Fort Ontario County boys, Willard SELOVER and William H. HAWLEY, of Canandaigua, Lynn L. HUGHNER of Naples and Richard L. RATHBUN of Phelps, are attending the August session of the Citizen's Military Training Camp at Plattsburg.

+  Sheriff WYATT and Under-Sheriff DRAYN were called to Stanley, one night last week, to enforce order when about 50 foreigners, the majority of them intoxicated, endeavored to force an entrance to Washburn HALL, where a dance was in progress.

+  Returning to his home in Toledo, Ohio, from Geneva, after attending the funeral of the late Rev. Stephen V. MC PADDEN, John BARTLEY, 61 years old, cousin of the MC PADDEN family, was killed at Ashtabula, Ohio, when the automobile is which he was riding skidded and crashed into a telephone pole.  

Victor Herald, Victor, NY,   Friday,     August 15, 1924       by: Dianne Thomas    

Around the Town:

+  The DEAL family reunion was held at Canandaigua Lake on Wednesday with an attendance of about 70 persons.  Mr. and Mrs. A. R. DEAL, Mrs. Margaret V. V. SMITH and Miss Mabel VAN VOORHIS were among those present.

+  Five members of the local troop of Girl Scouts, left Thursday noon, for one weeks outing at the Rochester camp near Sodus Point.  The girls are, Marietta WILCOX, Elizabeth NORTH, Margaret CONCANNON, Doris CONCANNON and Esther MURPHY.  Their captain, Miss Emily PHILLIPS, will be with them for a few days.

H. H. EMBRY, a native son of Victor, who all his life retained his interest in the old home town and who had many friends here, died very suddenly in Buffalo, Thursday morning, according to a telegram received by friends here.   The funeral will be held on Saturday.  Mr. EMBRY was located for several years in Rochester, where he was employed in the railroad business and afterward in Chicago and Buffalo.  He filled many positions of importance in the transportation field.  He visited here, last year.


People You Know

Miss Mary L. DRAPER is visiting Mr. & Mrs. W. C. DRYER at Clifton Springs.

+  The Misses Ruth DILLMAN and Anzo LYMAN are spending this week at Silver Lake.

A. W. SMITH and family of LeRoy, formerly residents of Victor, visited relatives here on Sunday.

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph BRACE returned to their home in Medina, Tuesday, after spending a week with her brothers, Alexander and John D. GILLIS and their families.  

W. A. HIGINBOTHAM visited his children, Rev. Robert G. HIGINBOTHAM and Mrs.. Roy OUTTERSON in Caledonia, for the weekend and attended the Caledonia fair, Saturday.  

Mrs. George SCHWAB and son, George, of Newark, and Mrs. Frank P. MALONE and son, Walter, left on Thursday for an automobile trip to Brooklyn, where they will visit relatives of the MALONE family.

+ Mr. and Mrs. John S. SAXBY and daughter, Ruth, are at their camp in Lincoln Wood, Canandaigua Lake, for the summer.  Mr. and Mrs. Leon B. SMITH were their guests over the weekend.

C. L. BROWN and daughter, Miss Vera BROWN, left on Thursday to spend two weeks with Tuthill G. BROWN and family at Albany, and in auto trips to various places. 

Rev. and Mrs. F. W. HILL and son, Linnaeus, Mr. and Mrs. M. U. ALDRICH and Mr. and Mrs. A. Ray CORNFORD, left on Wednesday to spend the remainder of the week in an automotive trip to the Adirondacks. 

Mr. and Mrs. James WALDORF Sr., and son, Howard, and Mrs. Mirl WALDORF, are taking a motor trip through Canada, visiting Ottawa and Montreal, and returning by way of the Thousand Islands and Adirondacks.  

THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday    August 15, 1924       Pg  5, col 2               by:  Ron Hanley
PEOPLE YOU KNOW -  Mr. and Mrs. Eli Gourlay and family attended the Moore family reunion at Brewerton, last Friday.
 Mr. and Mrs. I. B. Estes and two children, and Mr. and Mrs. Earl VanDenbergh of Rochester, left Saturday, for an eight day motor trip to the Thousand Islands and the Adirondacks.

THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday       August 29, 1924       Pg 5. col  2      by:  Ron Hanley

Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Wilmarth and son, George, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. George W. Ketchum. They have been spending some weeks in Vermont and are returning to their home in Ames, Iowa. Mrs. Wilmarth will be remembered as Stella Humphrey.


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News has been received by Victor friends of the sudden death from pneumonia of Mrs. Lillian Bacon Dunlop, at the home of her son, Malcolm B. Dunlop, in Marlboro, N. Y.
Mrs. Dunlop was the guest of her brother, Orrin S. Bacon, in Canandaigua, last week, and left on Monday for Marlboro.
She was a native of Victor and retained throughout her life the friends of her girlhood here, to whom the news of her death is of great shock.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY,   Friday,    September  5, 1924       by: Dianne Thomas    

+  DUNLOP - The sudden death of Mrs. Lillian Bacon DUNLOP, the news of which was received by telegram just as the Herald went to press, last week, brought sorrow to many friends in Victor.  Mrs. DUNLOP died of pneumonia very soon after reaching the home of her son, Malcolm B. DUNLOP in Marlboro, to which she went after a visit with relatives in Canandaigua.  Mrs. DUNLOP was born in Victor on June 9, 1857, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orin S. BACON.  On December 15, 1892, she became the wife of George DUNLOP, and for many years, lived in Spring Valley, removing to Nyack a few years ago. She leaves one son, Malcolm B. DUNLOP of Marlboro; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Edward W., SIMMONS of Canandaigua and two brothers, Orin S. BACON of Canandaigua and the Rev. Albert S. BACON of Niagara Falls.  The funeral was held from her late residence at Glen Craig, Nyack, on Tuesday and burial was made at Paterson, NJ.

SAWYER Family Reunion - The annual reunion of the family of Joseph and Anna SAWYER occurred September 1st, at the cottages of T. C. JONES and Henry H. SAWYER on Canandaigua Lake.  Thirty four relatives were present from Clifton Springs, Manchester, Victor, Weedsport, Port Gibson, Fairport, Geneva, Palmyra, Syracuse, and Washington D.C., while several were absent by reason of illness and distant residence.  A sumptuous dinner was served by the hostess, Mrs. JONES, assisted by Mrs. SANGER.  The blessing was asked by Prof. Fred D. WEBSTER of Syracuse.  After dinner, records were read by Miss Agnes SNOOK, the president of the association, and a letter of regret from James M. HUDNUT of Brooklyn was also read.  Pictures were taken of the assembled company.  Upon invitation the next year's reunion will be held with Mr. and Mrs. Alva SIBBETTS, Vine Valley, Canandaigua Lake. 

Gazette and Farmers Journal                                      Thursday             October 30, 1924       

TILLOTSON - At his home, No. 15, Champlain St., Rochester, NY, Wednesday. October 22, 1924. Daniel J. Tillotson, M.D., aged 72 years. He is survived by his wife,  Nettie Hawkins Tillotson, one daughter Callo T. Timm, one grandson, Leon C. Patterson, one brother David Tillotson of Plainvllle and one sister, Mrs. Anna Sorenson of Ocean View, Va.  Funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home. Interment at Boughton Hill cemetery. Victor, N. Y.

THE VICTOR HERALD        Friday       November 7, 1924      Pg  4, col  4           by:  Ron Hanley
WEDDING  BELLS   -     Gielow  -  Cuykendall
A pretty autumn wedding took place, October 28th, at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, at the home of the bride's brother, Earl Cuykendall, 42 Coventry Street, Rochester, when Miss Gertrude Ruth Cuykendall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Cuykendall, was united in marriage to Walter J. Gielow, in the presence of immediate relatives.
The officiating clergyman was Rev. Dr. Conrad, pastor of Concordia Lutheran church, who also performed the ceremony for marriage of the groom's parents 33 years ago.  The bridal couple was attended by Miss Frieda Gielow, sister of the groom, and Howard Cuykendall, brother of the bride. The bride wore a tailored suit of navy blue Poiret twill with Harding blue velvet hat and a corsage bouquet of bride's roses. The bridesmaid wore a beaded bengaline dress of grey with metallic cloth hat to match and wore a corsage bouquet of pink rosebuds.
A wedding supper was served to 25 guests after the ceremony, Mrs. Fred Clark and Mrs. Leo Rossiter of Victor acting as waitresses.   Mr. and Mrs. Gielow left for a short trip, after which they will be at home for the present at 42 Coventry Street, Rochester.
Among the prenuptial events were a variety shower by Mrs. Earl Cuykendall and the girls of the assembling department of the North East Electric Company, a variety shower by Mrs. Homer Hunt, and a linen shower by Mrs. Joseph Farrell and Mrs. Archie Cuykendall.  

THE  VICTOR  HERALD    Friday       November 14, 1924     Pg 4, col  2     by:  Ron Hanley
 WEDDING  BELLS   Crowley - Neary
  Miss Anne Theresa Neary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Neary, of Macedon, and William Walter Crowley, son of Mrs. Agnes Crowley of Victor, were united in marriage, Tuesday at 9 30 A.M., in St. Patrick's church in Macedon. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. M. A. F. Holmes. 
The bride wore a brown beaver trimmed ensemble suit with hat to match and a corsage bouquet of orchids, Ward roses and lilies of the valley. She was attended by her sister, Miss Sarah Elizabeth Neary, who wore a taupe ensemble suit with blue hat and corsage bouquet of pink roses and lilies of the valley. 
The bridegroom was attended by his brother, John Crowley of Victor. At the nuptial mass Mrs. Hugh Neary of Rochester sang "Ave Maria". The ushers were Hugh Neary of Rochester, brother of the bride, and Francis Crowley of Victor, cousin of the bridegroom.  After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's parents to the immediate families. 
Prenuptial events were a variety shower by Mrs. William Daylor of Macedon, dinner by Mrs. Russell Schutt of Fairport, variety
shower by Miss Helen Crowley of Victor, a dinner by Mrs. Daniel Tobin of Victor, variety shower by Mrs. D. J. Kennedy of Palmyra, reception and receipt shower by the Monday Club of Macedon, a dinner by Miss Anne Maxwell of Macedon, and a variety shower by Mrs. Harry E. Young of Palmyra. After a trip to Chicago, Milwaukee and Duluth, Mr. and Mrs. Crowley will be at home in Victor, December 15th.

THE VICTOR HERALD      Friday      November 21, 1924        Pg  4, col  4        by:  Ron Hanley
 OBITUARY   McMahon 
Mrs. Mary Dryden McMahon died at her home on High street in this village, Monday morning, November 17th, at the age of 81 years, 11 months, 13 days. Mrs. McMahon had not been in good health for a number of years and since last July she had failed steadily. 
Mary Dryden came to Victor in 1861 and was married here to Patrick McMahon, who died about 20 years ago. For 51 years she had lived in the house in which she passed away. She was devoted to her family, and was a kind friend and neighbor, ever ready to minister to those in need of help or sympathy.
 She is survived by three daughters and two sons, the Misses Emma and Kathryn McMahon, Mrs. James Keating and Peter McMahon, all of Victor, and John J. McMahon of Manchester. Funeral services were held, Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock, at
St. Patrick's church, Rev. J. W. E. Kelly officiating. Burial was made in St. Patrick's cemetery.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY,   Friday,    December 26, 1924       by: Dianne Thomas    

GUINAN - James GUINAN, a well known farmer of Mertensia, passes away at his home on Wednesday, December 24th, after a long period of poor health.  He was born in Mendon on March 23, 1855.  For a time he lived on a farm in the Hopper Hills section of Victor township, but for many years his home had been in Mertensia.  His sterling qualities won for him the respect and affection of those with whom he was associated.  Besides his wife, Mr. GUINAN is survived by four daughters and five sons; Mary of Rochester; Margaret of Mertensia; Mrs. Gertrude KEEFE of Victor; Mrs. Estella LYNAUGH of Canandaigua; Frank, Leo, John and Eugene of Mertensia; Matthew of Clarence and by a brother, John of Rochester.  Two sons and a daughter had preceded their father in death.  Funeral services will be held at the family home at 9 o'clock, Saturday morning and at 9:30 at St. Patrick's church in this village.  Interment will be made in St Patrick's cemetery. 

WHEATON - Alvin Sherman WHEATON, who died at his home in North Cohocton, December 18th, at the age of 85 years, witnessed the assassination of Abraham LINCOLN.  So far as is known, only two men are now alive of those who were in the Ford Theater when John Wilkes BOOTH fired his deadly shot, one being W. J. FERGUSON of New York and the other, Hickson W. FIELD.  

Dr. John W. COUPLAND of Batavia, reported that he saw two robins and eight blackbirds in his garden, December 22nd.  The temperature at the time was about 15 above zero. 

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