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1926 - 1928

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CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Tuesday  February 16, 1926   by:  Ron Hanley
SURROGATE  COURT  -   Pimm Estate
Frank Pimm, late of Victor, left an estate of about $500, and his widow, Anna L. Pimm, of Victor, is the administrator. The widow and two
minor children, F. Elmo Pimm and Kathleen N. Pimm, all of Victor are his heirs.

 MRS. KATE S. ALDRIDGE  -   VICTOR  February 22  -  Mrs. Kate S. Aldridge, aged 65 years, widow of Arthur G. Aldridge,
of Victor, died at her home yesterday afternoon.  She was born in Wayneport, NY, January 17, 1891, the daughter of Sarah Catherine and Ichabod W. Briggs.   The first 25 years of her married life were spent on a farm five  miles north of Victor after which she moved to Victor Village.
Mrs. Aldridge was an active member of the First Methodist Church, the Unity Club, the Red Cross and the W. C. T. U.
She leaves five sons and one daughter, Terry B.,  LeRoy E., Leslie G., and Charlotte M., all of Victor, and Rev. Ellery G. now stationed at
Jamestown, North Dakota, and Arthur M. of Berkley, California.   Funeral services will be held from the Methodist Church in Victor,
Tuesday at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in South Perinton Cemetery. 

Ontario Co. Times,    Wed,     April 14, 1926                               by:  Ron Hanley
Mrs. Horton  McMillan 
The funeral of Mrs. Annie McMillan, wife of Horton McMillan, aged 79 years, was held at the family home on the North Bloomfield Road in this town, Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Stephen S. Pratt officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Four grandsons acted as bearers.  Mrs. McMillan passed away at the Health Home Saturday afternoon, where she had been under treatment for nearly four weeks. 
Mrs. McMillan was born in Albany, coming to live in Hemlock with her parents when a child.  In 1870, she was married to Horton McMillan and during their long married life of 56 years had resided in this town, with the exception of a short period. 
She is survived, besides her husband, by two sons, Peter A. McMillan and Roy H. McMillan of Canandaigua, thirteen grandchildren, also two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hawley and Mrs. Kittie Hyde of this city.

Palmyra NY, Wayne Co. Journal                         Thursday                       May 13, 1926           by: Dianne Thomas 

Several relatives attended the funeral of Mrs. Amy Ann Cotton, wife of W. M. Cotton, V.S. of Victor, which was held at her late home on Tuesday afternoon.  Burial was made in the Boughton Hill Cemetery. Besides her husband she leaves three sons and one daughter, several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Rochester Times Union, Rochester, NY      Friday,    June 11, 1926                by: Dianne Thomas  

DIED - RYAN - Mrs. Anna RYAN died Thursday afternoon, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Agnes SAUERTEIG, 617 Linden street.   She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. SAUERTEIG and Mrs.. Teresa ____, one son, William H. RYAN, of Victor, NY; 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.  The funeral will take place Sunday morning at St Patrick's Church, Victor, NY.  Interment at Victor, NY, time to be announced later.

Wyoming County Times, Warsaw, NY                     Thursday                  July 1, 1926               by: Dianne Thomas  

ROY O. SMITH - Roy Orville Smith of Victor died in a Philadelphia hospital Sunday night, June 20th, following an operation.  Mr. Smith was born at Pearl Creek 48 years ago, a son of Romanzo O. and Josephine Jenks Smith. The family later moved to Farmington, Ontario county, and from there Roy went to Victor, 18 years ago, and had since lived there. He was a successful farmer and his garden and farm lands are models of neatness and production.

He had served the village in the capacity of trustee and had also been a trustee of the First Presbyterian church of Victor, of which he was a member.

Besides his wife, Mrs. Kittie Sheffer Smith, Mr. Smith is survived by four brothers and five sisters, Frank of Cleveland, O.; Francis of Detroit, Mich.; A. W. of LeRoy; Jay of Canandaigua; Mrs. Stephen Brown and Mrs. Joseph Brown, both of Perry; Mrs. Emma S. Brownell of Rochester; Mrs. George Gardiner of Victor, and Mrs. Fritz Roy McMahon of Cleveland, Oh. He is also survived by an uncle, Rodell O. Smith of Warsaw. 

In the early years of their married life Mr. and Mrs. Smith were bereaved by the death of a little son, Claude, who died at the age of eight months.

Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock on Thursday afternoon, June 24, Rev. Frank W. Hill officiating. Interment was made to Boughton Hill cemeteryMr. Rodell O. Smith, of this village was in Victor for the funeral.

 ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES    Wednesday     August 11, 1926     Pg  5,  col 5     by:  Ron Hanley       
Brace - Beebe -  The marriage of Miss Margaret Octavia Brace, daughter of Romeyn T. Brace of Victor, and Donald Williston Beebe, of Arcadia, N. Y., took place at the home of the bride's uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Eli M. Gourlay, three miles east of Victor, Saturday afternoon, July 31. The ceremony was performed in the presence of the immediate relatives and a few close friends by the Rev. Nelson L. Lobdell of Victor.  After the ceremony a buffet luncheon was served by Mrs. Fred Higinbotham.
 The bride is a graduate of the University of Rochester and has been teaching English in the Arcade high school for the past three
years. The groom graduated from the Buffalo Law School in 1923 and is now practicing law in Buffalo.  After a three weeks' motor trip through the Adirondacks and Catskills, Mr. and Mrs. Beebe will live at 291 Bryant street, Buffalo.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle                     Monday                  September 6, 1926                 by: Dianne Thomas  


Victor, Sept. 5  - Jerome B. Gillis, 73, widely known farmer, died Saturday at his home here. He was a son of Robert and Martha Hart Gillis, who were pioneers of Victor.  Born here he received his education at the Victor High School.   At the time of his death he had just completed his home, one of the most beautiful in the village.

He leaves his wife, Lucy Williams Gillis, a son, Edward Gillis and a daughter, Evelyn Dorothy Gillis

Funeral from the home at 2:30 o'clock, standard time, Tuesday afternoon.  Burial at Boughton Hill Cemetery.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES      Wednesday     September 15, 1926     Pg 5       by:  Ron Hanley                
Mr. and Mrs. Royal R. Scott, who have been spending the summer with their daughter, Mrs. Carl G. Thompson on the East lake shore, went to Syracuse on Thursday for a visit with another daughter, Mrs. Byrne Huber, of St. Petersburg, Florida

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle                     Thursday                   October 21, 1926                 by: Dianne Thomas  

Mrs. Herman Boughton - Victor -  Oct 20 - Mrs. LeIla C. Rawson Boughton, 51, wife of Herman Boughton, died today at her home here. She was a life long resident of Victor.  She leaves her husband, two daughters, Bertha A. Boughton and Mrs. Ogden B. Miller, both of Victor.  

Funeral from the home at 2 o'clock, Friday afternoon, with Rev. Frank W. Hill, officiating.  Burial in Boughton Hill cemetery. 

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle                      Saturday                   October 30, 1926                 by: Dianne Thomas  

GYPSUM MINER DIES IN A FALL OF 100 FEET - Eugene Aldrich, 21, Victor - Tumbles in Shaft as Bucket Rope Slackens - 

FIRST DEATH AT MINE - No Serious Accidents Reported Before by Victor Plastic, Inc.

Victor - October 29 - (Special) -  Eugene Aldrich, 21, of East Victor, gypsum miner, died today from injuries received when he fell 100 feet, to the bottom of a new shaft of Victor Plaster, Inc., at East Victor, yesterday.

Aldrich, according to officials of the mining company, was rising to the surface on a bucket of  gypsum, despite warning that miners were not to ride on loaded buckets. As the bucket neared the surface, the tension slacked off for a moment and Aldrich rolled off.

His  body was recovered from the mine floor, a hundred feet below. He was taken to the Thompson Memorial Hospital in Canandaigua, where he died this morning.  Many bones were fractured according to physicians.  

The  mine in which Aldrich was fatally injured was opened by the Victor Plaster, Inc., about six months ago.  This was the first serious? accident reported at the mine.

Aldrich leaves his mother, Mrs. Rosa Bound; his step-father, Elgin Bound, and several step brothers and sisters.  Funeral from the home at East Victor at 2 o'clock Sunday, with Rev. Arthur P. White, officiating.  Burial in Boughton Hill cemetery.  

THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday     January 21, 1927      Pg 5, col  3        by:  Ron Hanley    
John W. McCarthy, born in Victor, February 9, 1859, died at his home in Syracuse, Thursday morning, January 20th, following a short illness.  Mr. McCarthy at an early age, accepted a position with the New York Central railroad as fireman, and was later promoted to engineer. For a number of years he fired for "Jim" Wood on No. 110, then the pet engine of the New York Central. 
Mr. McCarthy leaves his wife, Mrs. Rose McCarthy, three daughters, Alice K. McCarthy, Mrs. John Loftus, and Mrs. Thomas Dugan, and two sons, John McCarthy and Charles McCarthy, all of Syracuse, three brothers and two sisters, M. E. McCarthy of Syracuse, E. S. McCarthy and Charles McCarthy, of this village, and Mrs. John Keating of Victor and Mrs. John McCarthy of East Rochester, and four grandchildren.  The funeral will be held from the church of St. John the Baptist, Syracuse, Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Friday,    January 21, 1927              by: Dianne Thomas  

KEEFE - Mrs. Ellen KEEFE, aged 86, for many years a highly respected resident of Victor, died Saturday, January 15th, at her home on Church street in this village.  Mrs. KEEFE was born in the city of Cork, Ireland, June 2, 1841 and came to this country at the age of 19, first locating in Farmington, and after her marriage, in this town.  she is survived by seven sons, Rev. E. J. KEEFE of Waverly, South Dakota; Pierce, Michael, William, David, Thomas and John KEEFE all of Victor and by a sister, Mrs. Mary LUCY of Victor.  The funeral was held on Monday morning at St. Patrick's church, Rev. J. W. E. KELLY officiating.  Rev. P. A. NEVILLE of East Bloomfield was in the sanctuary.  Rev. Father KEEFE visited the mother on January 5th and 6th, but because of storm conditions, was unable to attend the funeral.

COUGHLIN - Miss Margaret COUGHLIN, aged 65 years, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Mary KENNEY, at Clifton Springs on Monday, January 17th.  Besides her sister, she leaves three brothers, Thomas and Patrick of Rochester and and John of Clifton Springs.  Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock from St. Patrick's church in Victor.  Burial was made in St. Patrick's cemetery.  

+  A son, William T. WALLACE Jr., was born to Mr. and Mrs. William T. WALLACE of Rochester on Thursday, January 20th.


Mrs. Henry PADGHAM, who has been ill for several weeks, was taken to Genesee Hospital in Rochester Thursday, for observation and treatment. 

Mrs. George H. WOOD, who has been ill for two weeks with pneumonia in a hospital in Cambridge, NY, where she teaches, is now improving satisfactorily.  Mr. WOOD returned to Victor, Wednesday evening, after having been with his wife for 10 days. 

+ Miss Jennie CROOKER has returned to her home in Canandaigua, after visiting her sister, Mrs. A. T. BENNETT and family.

W. A. HIGINBOTHAM has been re-elected as a director of the Canandaigua National Bank, and has also been elected chairman of the board of directors.  

+  Mrs. Johanna BARRY and Miss Margaret BARRY returned from New York, Sunday.  Mrs. James FEENEY, formerly the Miss Theresa BARRY, is slowly improving in health in a New York hospital, following an alarming illness of several weeks duration.       

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY         Friday,      March 4, 1927                     by:  Dianne Thomas

+  Obituary - SIMONDS - Charles Lewis SIMONDS, son of the late Albert and Caroline SIMONDS, died at his home on Maple avenue, Friday night, February 25th.  He had been in poor health for several months, suffering from heart trouble, but throughout his illness had been about his home and had occasionally made a brief visit to the "Old Stone Store", with which he had been identified for over 50 years.  Mr. SIMONDS was born in Victor, his father having been associated with the mercantile business here since about 1835.  He received his education in the Victor school, the Brockport Normal School and the Rochester Business College.  For 47 years Mr. SIMONDS had been a member of the First Presbyterian church and for 45 years he had been a elder in the church.   He was a quiet, upright, kindly citizen and stood high in the esteem of his fellowmen.  

On November 26, 1879,  Mr. SIMONDS was married to Miss Bertha FRENCH of Victor, who survives him.  The other surviving relatives are 3 daughters, Mrs. Lucile S. MEDCALF of Rochester, Olive F. SIMONDS and Mrs. Doris S. BENNETT of Victor; two sons, Warren F. of Canandaigua and Russell F. of Victor; seven grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Mary TURNER, who is now in Florida.

Funeral services were held at the family residence at 2 o'clock on Monday afternoon, Rev. F. W. HILL of the First Presbyterian church officiating.  Elders of the church were the bearers.  Interment was made in Boughton Hill cemetery. 

Carl NEMITZ, who is an employee of The Victor Herald office, was surprised at his home in Mendon, Friday evening, February 25th, by a party of relatives and friends, who came to help him celebrate his 28th birthday.  Fifty five were present.  Dancing, games and cards were the amusement features of the evening.  Music was furnished by August STEFFENHAGEN, who played an accordion.  Refreshments were served.  Everyone had a good time.

Mrs. Frank MC DONALD of Holcomb entertained the Jolly Dozen at luncheon and cards, Tuesday afternoon.  Mrs. Eugene WILKINSON and Mrs. William FARRELL of Holcomb won the honors.  Mrs. Charles GREGORY entertained the Jolly Dozen at supper and cards on Thursday evening of last week. Mrs. WILKINSON and Mrs. FARRELL won the honors that afternoon. 

Mrs. Theda Munson WHEELER, wife of Oscar WHEELER of Holcomb, died at Oak Mont Sanatorium, March 1st, after a 3 years illness.  She was born in England, 53 years ago, the daughter of Roswell C. and Cornelia Spencer MUNSON, who returned later to their farm in East Bloomfield.  She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Fred BANKER of Rochester and a brother, Harlow MUNSON of Sarasota, Florida.  Funeral services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel MC WILLIAMS, Thursday afternoon. Burial was made at East Bloomfield. 

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES    Wednesday      March 9, 1927  Pg 5, col  6          by:  Ron Hanley 
Charles Lewis Simonds of Victor, died at his home on Friday, February 25, after an illness of several months.
Mr. Simonds was born in Victor, the son of the late Albert and Caroline Simonds. He received his education in the Victor school,
Brockport Normal and Rochester Business college and had conducted a mercantile business in Victor for the past fifty years.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian church of which he had been an elder for 45 years, and a highly respected citizen.
Mr. Simonds is survived by his wife, Bertha French, to whom he was married in 1879, three daughters, and two sons, Mrs. Lucille S. Medcalf of Rochester, Olive F. Simonds and Mrs. Doris S. Bennett, of Victor, Warren F. Simonds of Canandaigua and Russell F. Simonds of Victor, also by seven grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Mary Turner, who is now in Florida.
Funeral services were held from the home on Monday afternoon, February 28, Rev. F. W. Hill officiating. Burial was in Boughton Hill cemetery.

THE VICTOR HERALD Friday March 11, 1927  Pg 1, col  5     by:  Ron Hanley 
 East Victor Woman and Child Burned to Death
Mrs. Ida Hunt Jones, 30 years old, wife of Gordon Jones, and their four year old daughter, Ethelyn Lillian, died at the Thompson
Memorial Hospital in Canandaigua, Tuesday, from burns received at their home in East Victor, Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Jones clothing caught fire when a can from which she was pouring kerosene into the kitchen stove exploded. The little girl clung to her mother's dress and she was also enveloped in the flames.
Rushing from the house, Mrs. Jones attempted to smother the flames by rolling herself and the child in a nearby mud puddle. Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Jack, neighbors, ran to the assistance of the unfortunate ones, but both had been fatally burned.
Mrs. Jones is survived by her husband and three children, Lloyd, Sybil and Cora Beatrice, her father, Allen E. Hunt, a sister, Mrs.
Lysander Lewis of Canandaigua, and nine brothers, Sherman, Edison, Leo, Osborne and Homer Hunt, of Victor, Royal of Rochester, Lester and Calvin, of Mendon, and Victor Hunt of Bergen. Her father has been in the Canandaigua Memorial hospital for some time, suffering from a lingering illness.   Double funeral services were held at St. Paul's Universalist church in Victor at 2 o'clock, Thursday afternoon, Rev. A. P. White,
pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating. Burial was made in Boughton Hill Cemetery.


Victor Herald      March 11, 1927      Pg 4, col  5     

Obituary - Charles MURRELL of Manchester, well known in this section as the leader of MURRELL'S orchestra; died in Memorial hospital in Canandaigua, Friday, March 4, of pneumonia.  He was born in East Bloomfield, September 1, 1878, son of Elmer and Elinor Eddy MURRELL.  He had lived in Manchester for 18 years.  He is survived by his widow, two daughters, a son and his mother and a brother.  Funeral services were held in the Baptist church in Manchester, Sunday, and burial was made in Manchester.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY         Friday,      March 11, 1927                     by:  Dianne Thomas

Mr. and Mrs. George GRINNELL were in Rochester on Tuesday.

Dr. George ALLEN of Clyde visited at the home of Lewis F. ALLEN on Sunday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Lindley GARDNER and family spent Saturday afternoon in Palmyra.

Mrs. LOWNSBURY, the mother of Mrs. George FOX, is very ill at the home of Mrs. FOX.  

Albert COTTON of Canandaigua has been visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. COTTON

Irving MARTZ, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John MARTZ, has been very ill at their home with bronchial pneumonia.  

Mrs. Victoria RAPPLEE, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Harriet MOTT, returned to her home in Brockport, Monday. 

Mrs. Joseph GREENE, Mrs. James NOLAN and Mr. and Mrs. C. R. GARDNER attended Pomona Grange in Canandaigua on Tuesday. 

Ellery ALLEN returned home on Sunday, after spending the winter months with his son, Dr. George ALLEN and family, at Clyde. 

Charles R. GARDNER attended the funeral services for Charles MURRELL at the Baptist church in Manchester, on Sunday afternoon. 

Eska FOX, who has been ill with a tonsil trouble, is much improved and expects soon to resume her duties at Gleason's in Rochester.  

+   Mr. and Mrs. Harry REDDINGTON visited their uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen BARNSDALE, at Macedon Center on Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. James NOLAN and daughter, Rita, were guests on Sunday of Mrs. NOLAN'S sister, Mrs. Hannah BLOOMFIELD, at Honeoye.

Mr. George Lyman VAN VOORHIS, supervisor of the town of Victor from March 1901 through 1905 and sheriff of Ontario county from 1906 to 1909, died at his home, No. 586 Melville street, Rochester, Sunday afternoon, March 6th.  He was born in Charleston, Mich., April 21, 1871 and was very young when his parents, Lyman and Elizabeth Field VAN VOORHIS, returned to New York State.  He attended Victor High school, the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary at Lima and the Brockport Normal school.  Previous to his election as sheriff, he taught school and worked on the farm during the summer months.  Mr. VAN VOORHEES was what politicians call a great "vote-getter", being possessed of a genial and winning personality.  Few men o the town ever attained greater popularity than he. 

Mr. VAN VOORHIS was married at Mendon, October 20, 1896 to Miss Vernie B. STRONG.  Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Spencer L., Leslie C. and Harold O. VAN VOORHIS, and a brother, Howard VAN VOORHIS, all of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. S. Viola JOHNSON of Battle Creek, Mich., and a grandchild. He was a member of Milnor Lodge F & A M of Victor.  Funeral services were held at the family residence at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.  Burial was made in Boughton Hill cemetery.  

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY         Friday,      March 18, 1927                     by:  Dianne Thomas

Obituary - CZADZECK -  Entered into rest after a long illness, J. Henry CZADZECK, Saturday morning, March 12th at his home in Victor.  He was born in Germany, September 5, 1859.  He is survived by 5 sons, William, Edward, Lewis and Henry of Victor and Carl of Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Otto HOLT of Kankakee, Ill., Mrs. Stuart ERNST of Rochester and Mrs. Andrew THIEL of Victor; two sisters, Mrs. EGGERT of Rochester and a sister in Germany.  The funeral services were held at the residence and St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church at 2 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. TRAEBERT, pastor of St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Rochester, officiating.  Burial was made in Boughton Hill cemetery

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY  Thurs      Mar 31, 1927       by:  GSubyak@aol.com

LORETTA F. CONDON  -  Victor, March 30 

Funeral services for Miss Loretta Frances CONDON, 21,  who died at her home here last night, will take place at 8:30 o'clock Friday 
morning from St. Patrick's Church here, Rev. J. W. KELLY officiating. Burial in St. Patrick's cemetery.

 VICTOR HERALD       April  1,  1927      by:  Ron Hanley 
PEOPLE YOU KNOW  -   Mr. and Mrs. I. B. Estes, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Maltman and Mrs. Grace Donovan drove to Penfield, Saturday evening, March 26th, to attend the initiation of their cousins into the Constellation Chapter, O. E. S.
This is Mrs. Ruth VanDenbergh Estes, Mrs. Hattie VanDenbergh Maltman,  and Mrs. Grace VanDenbergh Donovan, all sisters.
(In the 1915 Farmington Census I. B. Estes is a Patrolman for State Roads.)

Danville Express                 Friday                                 April 15, 1927                    by:  Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Sarah P. Hogan Webster 56, died Sunday at her home to Springwater after a week's illness. Besides her husband, Arthur Webster, she leaves four daughters. Mrs. George Miller of Spring water. Mrs. George Saxby and Mrs. Raymond Steele of Pittsford and Miss Isabel Webster of Rochester; two sons, Leo Hogan of Buffalo and Marvin Hogan of Dansville; two sisters. Mrs. Anna Kerber of Detroit and Mrs. C. W. Van Gorder of Olean. and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held from the home this afternoon at 3:00 o'clock. Burial to Boughton Hill cemetery, Victor. 

THE VICTOR HERALD            Friday         April 22, 1927      Front Page,  col 1       by:  Ron Hanley
OBITUARY  -   Barry 
William F. Barry, 59, formerly of Victor, died Monday, in Owega.
He leaves three brothers, John B., Michael J., and Richard Barry, all of Victor, three sisters, Mrs. J. Donahue of Rochester, Mrs.
William Turner and Mrs. William Lyons of Victor.  Funeral services were held at 9:30 o'clock, Thursday morning, in St. Patrick's church in this village. Burial was made at East Bloomfield.


The Victor Herald       Friday          April 29, 1927       Page  8, col  2    

 The following notice concerning the death of William F. BARRY is taken from the  OWEGO GAZETTE     dated  April 21, 1927:                                    
William F. Barry, a well known former hotel proprietor and farmer, died suddenly of heart disease at the Page Hotel at about 10 45 o'clock on Monday morning, April 18th, aged 59 years. 
The body was taken, that night, to Victor, N. Y., where the funeral was held, this morning, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, the pastor, Rev. J. W. E. Kelly, officiating, and burial was made in St. Bridget's cemetery at East Bloomfield. 
Mr. Barry was taken ill at his farm, southside, and he started to walk to the Page Hotel, but his strength would not permit, although he was a large and robust man, so he had Ely Granger bring him to the hotel. He immediately had his physician, Dr. Charles J. V. Redding, summoned. Mrs. William Dwight, who is a trained nurse, and whose husband is proprietor of the hotel, attended to him until the arrival of Dr. Redding. He felt much better upon the arrival of the physician, who left him the necessary medicine. During the absence of Mrs. Dwight from the room, Mr. Barry expired. 
Mr. Barry was the son of John Barry, and was born at East Bloomfield. He engaged in farming until he came to Owego with the late Isaac Norton in April, 1910, when they purchased the Dugan house, which they sold six years later to Charles E. Page. Mr. Norton then went to Atlanta, Ga., but Mr. Barry continued his residence at the hotel. He purchased the Wm. H. Shaw farm, south side, which he greatly improved, and which is one of the most desirable farms in this section. 
His sudden death was an inexpressible shock to his many friends. He was generous to a fault, and popular with all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. 
He leaves three brothers, John Vincent, Michael, and Richard Barry, all of Victor, and three sisters, Mrs. William Turner of Victor, Mrs. Nancy Lyons of East Bloomfield, and Mrs. Nellie Donoghue of Rochester.

Ontario County Times, Canandaigua, NY    Wednesday        June 8, 1927        Pg 4       by:  Dianne Thomas

Court - Harry R. BEMENT, 29, of Victor, pleaded guilty to adultery in county court Monday, and was given a suspended sentence of 6 months in jail on condition he pay $5 a week toward the support of a child born to a Geneva girl.  He was also placed on probation for two years.  

Victor Herald, Victor, NY,   Friday,   July 1, 1927           by:  Dianne Thomas

Little GUINAN Girl Killed by Lightning Saturday Afternoon

Jean Louise GUINAN, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Leo GUINAN of Mertensia, was instantly killed, last Saturday afternoon, when a bolt of lightening out of a seemingly clear sky struck her as she played in a swing at her home on Bluebell Island farm.  Jean was born October 18, 1921.  she is survived by her parents, James Leo and Edith Bender GUINAN; a brother, James, and a sister, Marie, and her two grandmothers, Mrs. Louise BENDER and Mrs. Mary GUINAN.  The funeral was held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Patrick's church in this village.  The Angels' Mass was sung by the pastor, Rev. J. W. E. KELLY.  The honorary bearers were four cousins of the little girl, Lillian, Anna and Mary GUINAN and Mary KEEFE.  The active bearers were also cousins and were Robert and Coyne O'BRIEN and Maurice and Laurence KEEFE.  Interment was made in the family lot in the Catholic cemetery on High street. ( St Patrick's Cemetery).

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES,    Wed  September 7, 1927  Pg 5, col  5       by: Ron Hanley

The marriage of Miss Meryl VanDenbergh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. VanDenbergh, formerly of this city, and Robert Milton Hanley, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hanley of this city, took place in Rochester, Friday, September 2.  Mr. and Mrs. Hanley are residing at 469 Meigs Street Rochester. He is employed as a linotype operator in the Daily Messenger Composing room.  Marriage took place at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, West Main St. Rochester, NY

THE  VICTOR  HERALD    Friday      September 9, 1927     Pg  8, col  2

 WEDDING  BELLS  -          Hanley - VanDenbergh
Miss Meryl VanDenbergh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray C. VanDenbergh of Rochester, formerly of Victor, and granddaughter of Mrs. Elvira VanDenbergh of this village, and Robert Milton Hanley, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hanley of Canandaigua, were married in Rochester, on Friday, September 2d. Mr. and Mrs. Hanley are residing at 469 Meigs Street, Rochester.   (They renewed their vows, September 2, 1965, and celebrated their 50th anniversary at St. Mary's Church in Canandaigua, NY, September 2, 1977. Mother wore the same 50 year old dried corsage at the 50th anniversary from their wedding in 1927.)

DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE  Wednesday September 7, 1927  
MARRIAGE LICENSES    Robert M. Hanley, Canandaigua, and Meryl VanDenbergh, No. 193 1/2 Bronson Avenue.

THE VICTOR HERALD    Fri,   September 23, 1927      Pg  8, col  3        by: Ron Hanley

 OBITUARY  -   Gainey
 Elizabeth Gainey died, Thursday, at her home on School Street, after a lingering illness.   She leaves her mother, Mrs. Mary Gainey, four sisters, Nellie Gainey and Mrs. M. J. Barry, of Victor, and Minnie Gainey and Mrs. R. Loragy, of Rochester.   Funeral services will be held on Saturday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Patrick's church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE  August 19, 1928      by: Ron Hanley
Miss Josephine Grace Webster and Mr. Howard Clifton Deck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond S. Deck, of Whitesville, were married Saturday at
the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Harriet A. Webster, on Webster Heights.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. Ralph S. Cushman, of Rochester. Mr. and Mrs. Deck left for a wedding trip and will be home at Whitesville after September 1.

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