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Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Friday, Feb 8, 1929              by: Dianne Thomas    

OBITUARIES

+   BOUGHTON - George W. BOUGHTON, a well known and highly esteems resident of Victor, died at his home on Maple avenue, Saturday afternoon, February 2nd.  He had been in poor health for many years, but with indomitable courage he underwent serious operations at various times and then resumed his duties as a clerk and village and school tax collector, retiring from these positions only a year ago.  For about 15 years he had been employed in F. E. Cobb's  drug store.  His final illness confined him to his bed for about a week.

Mr. BOUGHTON was born in Farmersville, NY, February 19, 1852, the youngest of a family of 6 children, of whom he was the last survivor.  He was married 51 years ago, to Miss Annie M. KELLY of Macedon and their golden wedding celebration, held in the Methodist Church House, a year ago, was attended by a large company of their friends.  His father, the Rev. Harvey BOUGHTON, a Universalist minister, officiated at their marriage.  Mr. and Mrs. BOUGHTON lived in Macedon until 23 years ago, when they came to this village and have since made their home here.  Mr. BOUGHTON served St. Paul's Universalist church, of which he was a member, as trustee and elder.

Besides his wife, Mr. BOUGHTON is survived by two grandsons, George G. BOUGHTON, instructor in music at the Kansas State Teachers' College, Emporia, Kansas, and William M. BOUGHTON of Tucson, Arizona.  His only son, Dr. Wellington E. BOUGHTON of Batavia, preceded him in death by a brief space of time, his death having occurred on Thursday evening, January 31st, after a few days illness of influenza and pneumonia.  Dr. BOUGHTON'S remains were brought to Victor, Monday and private funeral services for father and son were held at the family home at 3 o'clock, Monday afternoon, Rev. Nelson L. LOBDELL officiating.  The bodies were placed in the receiving vault at Macedon Center, to await burial in the Macedon cemetery in the spring.

  THE  VICTOR  HERALD         Friday       March 22, 1929       Pg 8, col  2          by: Ron Hanley
 
Mrs. Rachel VanDenbergh, widow of Dow F. VanDenbergh, and who was lovingly known as "Aunt Rachel" by scores of residents of Victor, where she resided for many years, died at the home of her nephew Cecil Viele, in Glens Falls, NY, on Tuesday March 19th.  Mrs. VanDenbergh was 93 years old.  She had been in failing health for some time, and suffered a shock a few days before her death. Friends here were notified of her death but not of funeral arrangements. 

THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday     June 7, 1929    Page 1, col 3            by: Ron Hanley

 
OBITUARY - BARRY 
Mrs. Johanna Barry, widow of Richard Barry, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Wilson, on Church Street, Tuesday night, June 4th, aged 68 years. She had been in failing health for about two years, suffering from hardening of the arteries, but had not been confined to her bed. 
Mrs. Barry came from Ireland to this country when she was 18 years old, and was married, February 22, 1882, to Richard Barry, who was also a native of Ireland. They settled on Mr. Barry's farm on Cherry Street, south of Victor, which had been Mrs. Barry's home for the 47 years since her marriage. 
She was the the mother of 15 children, two of whom, an infant son and a daughter, Catherine, preceded her in death. Mrs. Barry was of a friendly and kindly disposition, generous and helpful, and her pleasant greeting and ready wit brightened life for those who came in contact with her. 
The surviving relatives are six daughters, Mrs. Irene Mertens and Mrs. Theresa Feeney, of New York City, Mrs. Elizabeth Abraham of Canandaigua, Mrs. Mary McMahon, Mrs. Lillian Wilson and Miss Margaret Barry, of Victor, seven sons, Alfred of Owego, Stephen of Canandaigua, Francis of Kirkville, Vincent, Ambrose, Thomas and Clement, of Victor, 30 grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Finear of East Rochester, and Mrs. Catherine Donovan of Ireland. 
Mrs. Barry's body was taken to her home on Cherry Street and her children assembled there, full of tender memories of her unfailing devotion to them. Funeral services were held in St. Patrick's church Friday morning. Burial was made in St. Bridget's cemetery in East Bloomfield.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle,    Saturday,  June 17, 1929         by: Ron Hanley
 
DAVID  M.  KEEFE
 
Victor,  May 31 ---  David M. Keefe, formerly of Victor, died in St. Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton, Canada, Memorial Day.  He was
taken ill while enroute from his home in Detroit to visit relatives in Rochester, Victor and Fairport. 
Mr. Keefe was born here, January 20, 1869, a son of Ellen Mead Keefe, and the late Maurice Keefe.
He went to Rochester 35 years ago, and lived there for 20 years. He had been in business in Detroit for 15 years. 
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Ellen Mead Keefe, of Victor, three brothers and three sisters, John and Emmett Keefe, of Victor, R. V.
Keefe and Mrs. M. J. DeLacy, of Rochester, Mrs. J. Milton McMahon and Mrs. A. I. Keefe, of Fairport. 
Funeral at the McMahon home and from the church of the Assumption, in Fairport at 9 o'clock Saturday morning. Burial in St. Patrick's
Cemetery, Victor.

THE VICTOR HERALD      Friday      July 26, 1929     Pg 4, col  4            by: Ron Hanley
 

 ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES July 24, 1929  Pg 4, col 3

DEATHS -  KEATING - At Victor, July 21, 1929, James Keating, aged 60 years
 
OBITUARY   KEATING 
James B. Keating, one of the oldest and in length of service perhaps the very oldest employee in the Locke Insulator Factory, died at his home on Covill street on Sunday, July 21st.  His death was a shock to his family and friends, for while he had been ill for about three weeks his condition was not considered serious. Since last winter, when he suffered from an attack of grippe, he had not been in his usual health. 
Born in Victor, 60 years ago, Mr. Keating had spent his entire life here with the exception of a few years when he was employed in
Palmyra and Fairport. He was a cigar maker by trade, having learned that work in W. D. Newton's factory here, where he began work when he was a boy less than 12 years of age. For more than 25 years, he had worked in the Locke factory, where at the time of his death he held the position of shipping clerk. His sterling qualities and pleasant even disposition won for him the high esteem of his townspeople, and many friends will miss him. 
Besides his wife, Mrs. Nellie McMahon Keating, the surviving relatives are a daughter, Hilda, a son, Gordon, three brothers, John,
Jerry and Michael, all of Victor, and two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Kerry and Miss Nora Keating of Fairport. Funeral services were held at St. Patrick's church, Tuesday, and burial was made in St. Patrick's cemetery.

THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday    August 9, 1929      Front Pg, col 3     by:  Ron Hanley

WEDDING  BELLS             GARLOCK  -  GOURLAY

The marriage of Miss Ethel A. Gourlay and Elbert W. Garlock, occurred at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mark C. Gourlay.   The ceremony was performed in the presence of about 85 guests, the Rev. Arthur P. White of the First Methodist church officiating.
The bride wore white chiffon and a tulle veil, and carried white roses. Her bridesmaid, Miss Ella Kaiser, wore yellow georgette and carried pink roses. The wedding march was played by the bride's aunt, Mrs. Eli M. Gourlay. Carrol Wilson of Rochester was the best man, and Donald Garlock of Newark, nephew of the groom, was the ring bearer.
The rooms were decorated in pink and yellow, with perennial peas, clarkia, gypsophilla and gladioli used in profusion. The wedding supper was served by Mrs. Edward Czadzeck, Mrs. Wesley Bowerman, and Mrs. Arthur Allen of Victor, Mrs. William Garratt and Miss Mabel Gifford of Canandaigua, Miss Dorothy Purdy and Miss Gwendolyn Davies of Macedon, and Miss Edna Tay of Rochester.  After a wedding trip in the New England states, Mr. and Mrs. Garlock will reside on Andrews Street in Victor. The bride has been teaching school since completing her studies in high school and teacher's training class. Mr. Garlock is assistant cashier in the State Bank of Victor.

THE VICTOR HERALD   Friday    September 13, 1929     Front Page,  col 3   by: Ron Hanley
 
OBITUARY -   CHISHOLM
Mrs. John Chisholm died Thursday, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Louis Crowley. 
She is survived by her husband, two children, Charles Chisholm and Mrs. Louis Crowley, both of Victor, two sisters, Mrs. M. E. Toomey and Mrs. John Mehan of Rochester, and one brother, Christopher Gougherty of Daytona, Florida.  Funeral Saturday morning from the home of her daughter, and at 9 o'clock at St. Patrick's church.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY         Friday                 Sept 27, 1929            by: Dianne Thomas  

+ MACK - Mrs. Ella B. MACK, aged 56 years, wife of Virgil S. MACK of Victor, died Tuesday night at Memorial hospital, where she had been fill for four months.  She was the daughter of the late James and Julia WAGHORN and a former resident of Canandaigua.  Besides her husband, she leaves two sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Sarah A. LITTLE of Rochester, Mrs. Fred MILES of Canandaigua, William WAGHORN of Colorado, Charles WAGHORN of Victor and George E. WAGHORN of Rochester.  Funeral services will be held from the Kennedy mortuary rooms in Bristol street today at 3 o'clock.  Rev. Carla MC LEISTER of the Wesleyan Methodist (cut off)

+ Jurors for October Supreme Court Term  (From the Ontario County Times)

Grand and trial jurors to serve at a term of Supreme court opening here Monday, October 7, were drawn at the County Clerk's Office on Saturday. There are 24 men on the Grand Jury panel and 36 on the trial jury list.

The Grand Jurors are:

Canandaigua - James F. HOBBINS; J. A. MC CAULEY, J. J. WARD.

Geneva - Charles B. DORSEY, James SILVAGE, Paul M. DOVE, Michael J. MC CARTHY, Max D. HENRY, D. E. SLATTERY, Harry W. SULLIVAN, Herbert M. MILLER.

Hopewell - Charles BRUNDAGE.

Phelps - Edward BIEHL, O. H. DEWEY.

Richmond - John SEWARD, Harry BRIGGS.

West Bloomfield - Clifford PECK.

Seneca - E. L. WEBSTER, Henry FOX, Edward C. HOFFMAN.

Naples - Robert TOBEY.

Manchester - John SHEEHAN, Edson W. RANDALL. 

East Bloomfield - William G. SPAULDING.

 

On the Petit jury panel are the following:

Canandaigua - Frank BANCROFT, Elmer E. DAVIS, Fred BARNES, Benjamin H. BROCKELBANK.

East Bloomfield - Fred DE BOW.

West Bloomfield - L. J. DE MARTINIS, Lewis STEIN, Alex ROSE.

Manchester - George W. CASE, Charles WYLIE, Robert WELLS, Gordon B. LEWIS.

Phelps - Albert C. GREENWOOD, Irving RIDLEY, William D. CROTHERS, Sidney I. WHEAT. 

Gorham - Henry SMITH, Albert BIGHAM, Walter FRAREY.

Naples - Louis FOX.

Bristol - Leon BERRY, A. J. HOUSE.

Canadice - George AFFELTER.

THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday     September 27, 1929      Front Page, col 3    by: Ron Hanley
 
 PROMINENT VICTOR PHYSICIAN DIES IN  A  ROCHESTER HOSPITAL 
Charles Andrew Rowley, M. D., long a highly esteemed and successful practitioner of medicine in this village, died in Genesee Hospital, Rochester, about 7 o'clock this morning. Dr. Rowley had not been in the best of health for some time. He was taken more seriously ill Saturday night, and was removed to the Rochester hospital, where he had seemed to be improving up to the hour of his death. He passed away while eating breakfast, probably from cerebral hemorrhage. 
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Ross Gunn, who was unable to be with her father in his last days because she, herself, was ill, and a grandson, both of Washington, D. C., two brothers, Clark B. and George D. Rowley, of Rochester. Mrs. Rowley, who was Miss Stella Power, died several years ago. 
Charles Andrew Rowley was a son of Franklin and Jeanette Wilder Rowley, and was born in Victor, January 13, 1863. He attended the public schools and the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary in Lima. He entered the Cleveland Medical College and graduated from that institution, March 10, 1888, returning to Victor, immediately to begin the practice of his profession. His many patients, recalling today, his long time ministrations to themselves and their families, will feel a deep personal loss in his passing. His place in the community was that of a man of the highest integrity, of flexible stand for what he believed to be right, of generous helpfulness in causes which appealed to him as for the benefit of the community. 
 Dr. Rowley was a member of the New York State Medical Society, the Western New York Medical Society and the Ontario County Medical Society. He was for several years health officer of the Village of Victor, and filled that position at the time of his death. He was an active worker and an officer of the First Presbyterian church in Victor. Funeral arrangements had not been completed when the Herald went to press.

THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday     October 4, 1929     Front Pg., col 3     by: Ron Hanley

OBITUARY  -  TURNER
Anna Barry Turner, wife of W. H. Turner, died, Tuesday afternoon, October 1st, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

She leaves besides her husband, six sons, Everett, Ernest, and Donald, of Victor, Russell of Canandaigua, Roy of Buffalo, L. E. Turner of Rochester, and one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Keating of Rochester, also three brothers, John, Richard and Michael Barry of Victor, and two sisters, Mrs. William Lyons of Victor, and Mrs. Nellie Douglass of Rochester.
Funeral services were held from the family home, three and one half miles southwest of Victor, Friday morning, at 8 30 o'clock, and from St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, of which Mrs. Turner has been a life long member, at 9 o'clock. 

Victor Herald, Victor, NY      Friday    Nov 29, 1929                by: Dianne Thomas    

MARIANACCI - PARELLO -  Miss Mary PARELLO, daughter of Mrs. Mary PARELLO, and Dominic MARIANACCI of East Bloomfield were united in marriage  at St. Patrick's church at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning, November 26th, the Rev. J. W. E. KELLY officiating at the nuptial mass.  The bride was becomingly gowned in white and she carried a bouquet of white rosebuds and lilies of the valley.  Her bridesmaid, Miss Carmella LODICO of Rochester wore an orchid gown and carried a bouquet of pink rosebuds.  William CAVALIER of Honeoye Falls acted as best man and the bride was given in marriage, by her brother, Joe PARELLO.  A wedding breakfast was served to about 20 guests at the bride's home.  Mr. and Mrs. MARIANACCI will make their home with the bride's mother, south of Victor village.  

HELM - HOLTZ - Miss Mildred Edith HOLTZ, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. HOLTZ of Farmington, was united in marriage to O. Karl HELM, son of Mr. and Mrs. K. HELM, at St. John's Evangelical church in Farmington, Saturday afternoon.  The bride was gowned in white satin with pear trimmings and carried a bouquet of pink rosebuds and lilies of the valley. Her attendants were Miss Esther HOLTZ, maid of honor, and Miss Edith HOLTZ as bridesmaid.  The bride groom's attendants were William HA_LOFF and Edward HOLTZ.  The ceremony was preformed by Rev. E. C. MILL__, pastor of the church, in the presence of about 150 guests.  Following the ceremony a reception dinner was served by the bride's parents at their home, covers being laid for 60.  Following a wedding trip to Canada, Niagara Falls and the 1000 Islands, Mr. and Mrs. HELM will reside in Mendon.

RYAN - TURNER -  Mrs. Gladys TURNER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett TURNER and Howard RYAN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas RYAN, were united in marriage at St. Patrick's church in this village at 8 o'clock Monday morning, November 25th, Rev. J. W. E. KELLY, officiating.  The bride was gowned in brown chiffon with hat to match and carried a bouquet of bronze chrysanthemums.  Her sister, Miss Crystal TURNER, who acted as bridesmaid, wore green chiffon with hat to match and carried pink chrysanthemums. A wedding breakfast was served to the members of the two families at the Green Lantern Inn in Fairport.  Mr. and Mrs. RYAN left for a trip to Detroit, and upon their return, they will live in Rochester.  

SCHULTZ - KOBER - Miss Lena KOBER, formerly of Victor, and Elmer C. SCHULTZ of 28 Marlow street, Rochester, were untied in marriage at 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon, November 23rd, in Rochester.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Joseph J. GAFELL of Holy Family parish.  

TURNER - BRADY - Miss Ardell BRADY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo BRADY of Culver road, Rochester and Lyman TURNER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis TURNER of Roselawn, Rochester, were united in marriage on thanksgiving morning, at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Rochester. Mr. and Mrs. TURNER will live in Rochester.  

THE VICTOR HERALD       Friday     November 29, 1929       Front Page             by: Ron Hanley
 
WEDDING  BELLS  -   BURNS -  LYNAUGH
The marriage of Miss Margaret Rose Lynaugh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lynaugh of Canandaigua, to Maurice F. Burns, son of Mrs. Mary T. Burns of Seneca Castle, was solemnized at St. Mary's church in Canandaigua, Wednesday morning.
The bride, attired in a gown of dahlia colored chiffon with hat to match and carrying an arm bouquet of white chrysanthemums, was
attended by her sister, Miss Helen H. Lynaugh of Rochester, who wore brown chiffon and carried yellow chrysanthemums. The groom was attended by his brother, Patrick T. Burns of Rochester.
Rev. Michael C. Wall celebrated nuptial mass following the ceremony and Mrs. Thomas C. Bradley presided at the organ.
Immediately following the ceremony, a wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride on the Rochester road. In the afternoon, the bridal couple left for a trip to Boston and other eastern points.

 

THE VICTOR HERALD Friday November 29, 1929  Pg 1, col 1                          by: Ron Hanley 
NELSON L. LOBDELL, JR. AND THREE OTHERS LOSE LIVES AT CANTON CROSSING 
Sorrow fell with crushing force upon this community, shortly before noon, Wednesday, as it became known here that Nelson L. Lobdell Jr., and three other young men had been instantly killed at about 9 o'clock that morning, when an automobile in which they were riding was struck by a fast New York Central train at the Gouverneur street crossing in Canton, N. Y.
Nelson, a St. Lawrence University junior, and one of his college friends, Raymond J. Beardsley of New Berlin, N. Y., had started out to hitch hike to Nelson's home in this village for the Thanksgiving recess.
A third student, Wheeler B. Anderson of Bridgeport, Conn., was on his way to spend the holiday with a sister. The driver of the car, Amos Goodbout, 25, picked the boys up to give them a lift to DeKalb Junction, where he was employed as a garage mechanic. Goodbout attempted to stop his car when he saw the train, but the road was wet, the wheels skidded and the car came to a halt on the tracks. The crossing, which is just outside the corporation limits of Canton, has been the scene of several bad accidents and is scheduled for elimination. Bob Gillis, a St. Lawrence student, and C. J. Cushman of Syracuse, with whom Gillis was riding, witnessed the accident and notified the Canton authorities.

Nelson L. Lobdell, Jr., was born in Japan, December 26, 1909, while his parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Nelson L. Lodbell, were

Universalist missionaries in that country. With the exception of a visit here when he was about four years old he lived in Japan most of the time in Shidzuoka, until the Fall of 1920, when the family returned to this country and remained in California for the Winter. Since the Spring of 1921, his home had been in Victor. After graduating from Victor High School with honors, he became a student in St. Lawrence University in Canton, from which institution his father was graduated in 1900, and he had made good progress in his studies there. He was a charter member of Rho Chapter of Phi Pi Phi fraternity, a member of the Mathematics Club, and was on the staff of the Hill News, the Bubble and the Gridiron.
In Victor, Nelson took an active interest in many affairs, including school athletics. He was popular among his schoolmates and
made many friends among the older people. Besides his parents, he is survived by a sister, Miss Marian E. Lobdell, who is a sophomore in St. Lawrence University, and by an aunt, Miss Marion F. Lobdell. 
Funeral services will be held in the First Methodist church in this village at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Burial will be made in
Boughton Hill Cemetery.
 

THE VICTOR HERALD       Friday    December 6, 1929   COL  1 

CHURCH FUNERAL FOR STUDENT ATTENDED BY MANY FRIENDS
Accompanied by two of his fraternity brothers, William Ellis and Peter Falter, the body of Nelson L. Lobdell Jr., came home,
Thanksgiving Day, from Canton, where on the previous day he and three other young men had passed swiftly through the portal which we call death.
Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock the First Methodist Church was filled by the many friends who gathered to express by their presence at the funeral services their own sorrow and their sympathy for the bereaved family. A profusion of beautiful flowers gave their message of life that springs anew, persistent and triumphant from hidden roots, and we mourned not as those without hope.
Dr. Atwood, dean of the Canton Theological School, and the Rev. Arthur P. White of Syracuse spoke the words of comfort and faith, their messages following Scripture readings by the Rev. John V. Mills of the First Presbyterian Church of Victor. Dr. Atwood paid high tribute to Nelson, both as a student in St. Lawrence University and as a young man of good principle and high ideals.
 Among those attending the funeral were the Rev. C. C. Blauvelt of the First Universalist Church of Rochester and Students Ellis,
Falter, Wood, Casano, Lapointe and Lapointe, Denning and Zornow of St. Lawrence University.
Services in memory of Nelson and Raymond Beardsley and Wheeler Anderson, the two other St. Lawrence students who lost their lives in the same accident, were held in Memorial Chapel at the university, Thursday morning.   Nelson's body was laid at rest in the Boughton Hill Cemetery.

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