Ontario Co. News Articles 

To best use these pages, you may want to use the "Ctrl F" key function to find a surname you are seeking. 

 Welcome to Ontario County, NY, History and Genealogy! 
If you would like to link Ontario County data to this site please contact me. Copyright resides with the contributor. 
If you would like to submit data to this site please contact  Dianne Thomas. 

Victor  News

- 1930 -

Home Page                                                   Back to News Index  

Clifton Springs NY Press                                   unknown date  1930                      by: Dianne Thomas  

SHERWOOD - John S. Sherwood, age 68, died on Sunday. He was a native of Ridgeway, Orleans county, but had been employed at the Sanitarium for several years. He had no near relatives. The funeral was held at Weld's chapel on Tuesday afternoon, with Rev. B. A. Little officiating.  Burial was made in Boughton Hill cemetery, Victor.

 THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday     January 24, 1930    Front Page  col 4     by: Ron Hanley
Michael O'Neil, for many years a resident of Victor, died at the home of his son, Harry, in Lima, Tuesday, January 21, after a two
week illness. He was 80 years old and had lived in Victor and the vicinity until about 18 years ago, when he sold his home on East Main Street and went to live in the house of his children.
Mr. O'Neil is survived by two sons and two daughters, John O'Neil and Mrs. Emmet Turner of Victor, Harry O'Neil of Lima and Mrs. Charles Conway of Chestnut Hill, Mass., and by a brother Dennis O'Neil of Victor.
Services from St. Patrick's church in this village and burial in St. Patrick's cemetery.

ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL     Feb 1930               by: Cheri Branca

Friday January 1930 The death of Elmer Ketcham, aged 84 years, occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Vera Randall in Farmington on Friday. He was born in Farmington, the son of Germond and Chloe Smith Ketcham. In 1863, he removed to Michigan, where on March 21, 1865, he was married to Miss Cynthia Crawford, who died in 1887. Mr. Ketcham and his family then returned to Farmington to reside. He is survived by one son, Albert Ketcham of Victor, seven daughters, Mrs. Randall and Mrs. Alma Robbins of Farmington, Mrs. Ida Petty of Shortsville, Mrs. Mary Goodell of Manchester, Mrs. Minnie Dillman of Pittsford, Mrs. Nettie Anderson of Rochester, and Mrs. Clara Randall of Texas, and one brother, Daniel Ketcham of Rochester, sixteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Sunday at the home of Mrs. Randall with Rev. L. L. Swarthout, pastor of the Manchester Baptist church, officiating. Interment S. Farmington Cemetery.

THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday     March 28, 1930      Pg 7, col 3      by: Ron Hanley
Thomas Tobin, 93 years old, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George S. Washburn, Saturday, March 22d.     Besides Mrs. Washburn, he leaves another daughter, Mrs. Agnes  Crowley, also of Victor. Funeral services were held at St. Patrick's Church at 9 o'clock Monday morning.

THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday    April 4, 1930     Front Page,  col 4            by: Ron Hanley
John N. Willys Buys Valued Antiques 
John N. Willys, native Canandaiguan, retired multi millionaire motor car manufacturer, and recently appointed Ambassador to Poland, has recently purchased five rare tapestries and an important Spanish altar frontal. The price paid for the collection is reported to be in excess of $300,000.  Four of the tapestries are for Mr. Willys' Winter home in Palm Beach, and the fifth will hang in the American Embassy in Warsaw.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY,        Friday,  April 4, 1930                 by: Dianne Thomas  


BENDER - SYMOND - The home of Mr. and Mrs. Grove SYMOND was the scene of a very pretty wedding when their daughter, Doris Mae, was married, Sunday, March 30th, to William H. BENDER, Jr., son of Mr. & Mrs. William BENDER of Lyons.  The wedding march was played by Mrs. Otto KERSKIE as the bride entered the parlor on arm of her father.  Miss Mildred BENDER, sister of the groom acted as bridesmaid.  Bride and bridesmaid were dressed in blue georgette and the bride carried a bunch of sweet peas.  The best man was Robert SCHAVER of Lyons.  About 75 guests witnessed the ceremony and the bride received many useful and beautiful gifts.  Shortly after the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. BENDER left for a short wedding trip, after which they will make their home with the bride's parents at Victor.

GIFFORD - YOUNG - Miss Ethel A GIFFORD of Victor and Holley YOUNG of Rose, were married on Saturday, March 22, at the home of the officiating clergyman, the Rev. R. D. BROWNELL, in Rochester. Mr. and Mrs. YOUNG will live near North Rose, where the bridegroom is employed on a farm.  


BACON - Rev. Albert Simonds BACON, aged 66 years, died at Geneva General Hospital, Monday, following a stroke of apoplexy with which he was stricken on a train en route from his home in Niagara Falls to New York City, Sunday night.  Mr. BACON was a son of the late Orin S. BACON of Victor, at one time sheriff of Ontario County, and studied law in the office of the late Henry M. FIELD, here.  He was pastor emeritus of the First Presbyterian church of Niagara Falls, where he had preached for 40 years, and Sunday, occupied the pulpit at morning and evening services.  Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter and a son, Mrs. Jesse KNIGHT of Washington and Albert S. BACON Jr., of Niagara Falls; one sister, Mrs. Edward W. SIMMONS of this city and a grandchild.  Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian church this morning at 11 o'clock.  Interment will take place in Woodlawn cemetery this afternoon.

O' LEARY - Bernard O' LEARY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy F. O' LEARY of Egypt, formerly of Victor, died suddenly at his home in Pittsburgh, Friday, March 28th, aged 43 years.  Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Clara; by a daughter, Esther, of Spencerport and by two brothers, Eugene of Penfield and Francis of Stop 20, near Fairport.  Funeral services were held from the home of Frances O' LEARY and from St. Mary's Church at Fairport, Tuesday morning.  Burial was made in St Patrick's cemetery in this village. 

DE LACY - Michael J. DE LACY died at his home in Rochester, Friday, March 28th.  He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Mollie KEEFE of Victor and by two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth MURPHY and Mrs. George SWAN of Rochester.  Funeral services were held from the home, 109 Atlantic avenue, Rochester, and from Corpus Christi Church, Monday morning.  Burial was made in St. Patrick's cemetery, in this village.

HOWE - Charles N. HOWE of Jonesville, Mich., died at the home of his nephew, Leander E. CONOVER, at Egypt, Saturday, march 29th, aged 84 years.  He leaves a son, Benjamin HOWE of New York City; a niece, Mrs. Bessie FISHER of Fishers and the nephew.  Funeral services were held in Fairport, Sunday and the body was sent to Jonesville, where services were held Thursday at the First Congregational Church.  

WELCH - Patrick WELCH, 81 years old, died Wednesday, April 2nd, at the home of his (cut off)

Surrogate File:  Herman B. GREEN (first part is cut off)   ...  Mrs. GREEN may use the living room, bedroom and kitchen of the home, the will states, as well as have joint use of the cellar, bathroom and hallways with other residents of the home.  A son, Fred, also of Victor, is willed the dwelling house on condition that he permit his mother the use of the above named rooms, and pay her and a daughter, Ina E. POLHEMUS, each $1,000.  Another son, Ellsworth, of Victor, receives property known as the "Ball" farm in Victor, on condition that he pay similar sums to the widow and daughter.  The two sons also share the livestock, farm tools and farming implements, each receiving half.  Sons, daughter and widow receive equal shares of the residue of the estate.  The will was filed for probate in Surrogate Court this week, and gave an estimate of the property as $3,500 in personal and $16,400 in real estate.  Sons qualified as executors.  H. W. FITCH of this city was attorney.  

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle                Wednesday                  April 16, 1930            by: Dianne Thomas  

Fred M. Locke, Inventor of the Insulator, Dies at Victor

Victor, April 15- Fred M. Locke, inventor of the porcelain Insulator and oven glass, died suddenly of heart failure at his home in East Main street about 3:30o'clock, this morning.   Grief over the death of his son and co-worker, Fred J. Locke, on March 7, undoubtedly shortened the life of the inventor, who was the originator of many devices and materials besides the two which are of paramount importance, the Locke Insulator and heat enduring glass.

Mr. Locke was born at West Mendon. April 24. 1861. a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Morton Locke.  He became a telegraph operator and followed that occupation from 18?0 to 1887.  It was while acting as an operator and station agent at the New York Central Station in Victor, that he began the experiments that produced the porcelain insulator.  He began the manufacturing of the insulators in 1898, employed only a few men, but the demand for his product grew rapidly and the Victor plant grew also, becoming the largest insulator factory in the world. 

Mr. Locke retired from active business in 1904, but continued work as an inventor, conducting his experiments in a large laboratory at his home. The business which he founded was incorporated in 1902 as the Locke Insulator Manufacturing Company, and now employs about 1,000 men in the plant here and in another large plant in Baltimore, Md.

Besides his wife, Mercy Peer Lock, to whom he was married to in 1884 Mr. Locke is survived by four sons: Morton F. of Dobbs Ferry, Louis P. of Victor, Peer of Ravena, Ohio, and James of Victor and by several grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held at the family's home at 5 o' clock Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Nelson L. Lobdell  and the Rev. Carlyle T. Roynton, officiating.  Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery.   

THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday    May 2, 1930     Front Page, col 5       by: Ron Hanley

The shock of the sudden death of a prominent citizen again fell upon Victor, Monday, when it was learned that William Horace Turner, a former supervisor of the town, had dropped dead in a field at his home on the Victor Honeoye Falls Road, at 10 30 o'clock.  Had he lived until today Mr. Turner would have completed his 68th year. He was born in Victor, and his home was here throughout his life. He was a successful farmer and a good citizen, a compassionable and fair minded man.
Mr. Turner is survived by a sister, Mrs. Isabell Bennett of Rochester, six sons, W. Everett and J. Ernest of Victor, H. Roy of Buffalo, Russell of Canandaigua, and Donald and L. C. Turner of Rochester, a daughter, Mrs. M. E. Keating of Rochester, and six grandchildren.   Funeral services were held at the family home, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial was made in the Boughton Hill Cemetery.

THE  VICTOR  HERALD          May 2, 1930          Front Page

Mrs. Jeanette Wright Simonds, widow of Henry Simonds, passed away at her home in Buffalo, Monday, April 28th.  She had been ill for several months.  Mrs. Simonds was born in Victor, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marcenus Wright, whose home was on Maple Avenue, immediately North of the present Locke Plant site.  Mrs. Simonds always retained a deep affection for Victor, and after the death of her son several years ago, desired to again make her home here, but property holdings of which she could not quickly dispose, kept her in Buffalo. Funeral services were held at home in Buffalo Thursday morning. Burial in Boughton Hill Cemetery.

The Victor Herald,  Victor, NY        Friday,  May 2, 1930                    by: Dianne Thomas  

+  FORD - Fred FORD, a former resident of Fishers, died at the home of his son, William FORD of the West Bloomfield road, in the town of Mendon, Wednesday morning, aged 84 years.  The surviving relatives are two sons and three daughters, Herman of Macedon Center, Mrs. Elizabeth KELLER of Rochester, William of Mendon, Mrs. Anna PITTINGER of Victor and Mrs. Emma LEAPER of Fishers; 22 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home of Mrs. LEAPER in Fishers and at 3 o'clock at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Pittsford, of which he was a member.  Interment will be made in the Pittsford cemetery.

+  DRYER - News of the death of George S. DRYER, at Denver, Colorado, was received here a few days ago.  He was a son of Truman DRYER and was born in Victor 80 or more years ago.  The residence of Mrs. Harriet A. WEBSTER, is the old DRYER home.  George S. DRYER went to the Middle West many years ago and was for a long time a resident of Grainfield, Kan. For a few years his home had been in Denver.  So far as known here , he is the last of her generation of his family.  


Hospital Day, Monday, May 12th - On Monday, May 12, the birthday of Florence NIGHTINGALE, The Frederick Ferris Thompson Hospital will join in the national observance of Hospital Day.  Florence NIGHTINGALE, an English philanthropist, was born in Florence, in 1820.  She early commenced a career of practical benevolence by organizing associations of lady nurses for the English army in the hospitals in the Crimes, of which she became herself the superintendent; thus being the means of saving hundreds of lives.  A national testimonial of $250.00 presented to her in recognition of her noble service was at her special request devoted to the formation and maintenance of an institution for the training and employing of public nurses for the sick.

Though the local hospital, which has been in operation 26 years, is in better financial condition than at any time since the death of the founder, Mrs. THOMPSON, it is in need of new equipment and Hospital Day has been set aside when donations of money and supplies will be received.  All departments will be open to visitors from 2:30 to 5 o'clock and there will be a demonstration by student nurses.  Chairmen of the committees for Hospital Day will be Miss ARNOLD, Miss DANNAHE and guild officers, Mrs. John H. PRATT, Mrs.. Harry M. SMITH, Mrs. Thomas JOHNSON, Miss Florence D. BUELL; donations, Miss Mary D. JEWETT; conducting visitors, Mrs. Henry C. KELLY; decorations, Mrs. Robert G. COOK; refreshments, Mrs. J. Gordon LEWIS; publicity, Mrs. Jean L. BURNETT.   Previous to public inspection the annual meeting of the hospital guild will be held at the Nurses' residence.


+  Rev. A. M. SPANGLER is Pastor-Emeritus of His First Church - Rev. A. M. SPANGLER, for too brief a time the pastor of the now inactive St. Paul's Church in this village, was paid a high and well merited compliment a few days ago, when the people of the Mittingeauge (Mass.) Congregational Church elected him their pastor-emeritus.  The Mittineague church was Mr. SPANGLER'S first charge and he served the congregation for more than 20 years, his work there, having been begun more than 42 years ago.  Having recently returned East, by way of the Panama Canal, after spending the Winter in Washington and Oregon, Mr. SPANGLER surprised his former parishioners by putting in an appearance at their annual supper and roll call, and suddenly found himself in the role of a surprised supriser.  He has recently been pastor of a missionary church in Tyringham, Mass., but expressed to the Mittineague congregation a hope that he may be able to make his permanent home with them.  His (cut off)


+ Get Your Operator's License Now and Avoid the Rush - All licenses to operate motor vehicles issued by the State of New York, expire on the 21st day of May.  If you have not renewed your license since April 15th, the license you are carrying around is good only until May 31, 1930. Word comes from Ontario county motor vehicle bureau that comparatively few new licenses have so far been issued.  The prediction is made that unless automobile drivers are less backward about coming forward than they have been, there will be an awful rush and jam in the last days.  To avoid the rush, do it now!

THE  VICTOR  HERALD       Friday       June 6, 1930       Pg 1,col  3    by: Ron Hanley  
Thirty Years Ago In Victor 
Exactly thirty years ago on June 6th 1900 the cornerstone of the Victor Town Hall was laid.  W. D. Newton now of Las Cruces NM was then supervisor of Victor.  The honorable William A Sutherland of Rochester made the address of the day, and the Victor Military Band furnished music. 
Among the objects placed in the cornerstone are  J. W. VanDenbergh's History of Victor from 1656 to 1900, photos of the Victor streets, coins, newspapers, etc.  The issue of the Victor Herald of June 1, 1900, a copy of which is in the cornerstone was especially prepared for the occasion, and contains much of the info that will be of interest and value for future generations.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY     Friday,    June 13,  1930                         by: Dianne Thomas  

RYAN - William H. RYAN,  a resident of Victor for 65 years, died at his home on Cedar street, Thursday morning, June 12th, aged 69 years.  He is survived by his wife, Mary G. RYAN; five daughters, Mrs. James O'SHEA, Mrs. John CLEARY, Mrs. Frank BURNS of Rochester, the Misses Helen L. RYAN of Yonkers and Theresa RYAN of Victor; two sons, Gerald L. of Chicago, Ill., and Leo W. RYAN of New York City; two sisters, Mrs. Agnes SAURTEIG of Rochester and Mrs. Theresa BERRY of Haines, Alaska.  Funeral will take place Saturday at 9 a.m. standard time, at St. Patrick's church.  Interment will be made in St Patrick's cemetery.

THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday    June 20, 1930     Front Page, col  4       by: Ron Hanley   
The marriage of Miss Josephine Mooney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mooney of Rochester, and Arthur B. Keefe, son of Mr. and Mrs. David B. Keefe of Victor, will take place in St. Boniface Church in Rochester, tomorrow, Saturday morning, June 21st, the Rev. Leo Mooney of Rochester, cousin of the bride, officiating. Miss Helen Keefe, sister of the groom, will be bridesmaid, and the bride's brother, Robert Mooney, will act as best man. Joseph Crowley and Leonard Barry of Victor will be the ushers. 
The bride will be gowned in white satin and will wear a bridal veil and carry a shower bouquet of bride's roses, lilies of the valley, and gypsophilia. The bridesmaid will wear pink satin with moline trimmings and a pink hat. She will carry an old fashioned arm bouquet tied with vari-colored ribbons. 
Prenuptial events were shower parties given by Mrs. Leonard Barry and Miss Helen Keefe at Mrs. Barry's home in Victor, by Mrs. John Leise in Rochester, Miss Adelaide Wickman in Canandaigua, and Miss Helen McIlveen at her home on the Middle Cheshire Road.  Upon returning from their wedding trip, the young couple will live in Rochester, where the bride holds a position in the offices of Neisner Brothers, Inc. Mr. Keefe, who is employed in the Brady hardware store, will continue his work here.

    Pg 1, col  4     WEDDING  BELLS        KESEL - ALDRIDGE

Miss Charlotte Mary Aldridge and John Harold Kesel, both of Victor, were united in marriage, Saturday afternoon, June 14th, at 5 o'clock. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Arthur Platt White, a former pastor of the First Methodist Church of Victor, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. White, 728 Westcott Street, Syracuse.  After a wedding trip to New York and the Thousand Islands, Mr. and Mrs. Kesel will occupy a house on the Frank G. Hawkins farm, where Mr. Kesel is employed.


 THE VICTOR HERALD       Friday                   June 27, 1930    Front Page, col  4 
 KESEL -  ALDRIDGE   -  The Erwin Methodist Episcopal church at Syracuse was the scene of a very pretty wedding on June 14th at 5 P.M. when Miss Charlotte M. Aldridge became the bride of Harold J. Kesel.  The Reverend Arthur P. White, former pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of this village, now pastor of the Erwin church, officiated.   The bride and groom were attended by Miss Ramona MacLeod of Macedon and Charles Hawkins of Victor.  Miss Alice MacNaught, organist of the church, played two delightful numbers before the ceremony and used the Lohengrin and Mendelssohn wedding marches during the ceremony. Mrs. Arthur P. White sang two solos.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY,    Friday,    June 20, 1930                      by: Dianne Thomas  

Obituary - MAYO - George MAYO died at 10 o'clock Thursday morning, June 19th, at this home southwest of Victor village. He had been in failing health for six years and returned only five weeks ago from Arizona, where he went some time ago, in the hope of being benefited by a change of climate.  The surviving relatives are his wife, Laura, and three sisters,  Mrs. Marcia GUERTEN and Mrs.  Mrs. Fannie WAGHORN of Rochester and Mrs. Leo HUNT of Palmyra.   Funeral services will be held in the First Methodist church at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon, the pastor, Rev. C. T. BOYNTON officiating.  Interment will be made in the Boughton Hill cemetery.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY,    Friday,    June 27, 1930                      by: Dianne Thomas  

BLUHM - LAUDER - Miss Mildred Zaida LAUDER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. LAUDER and Alfred Raymond BLUHM of Perinton, were united in marriage in the south Perinton Church at 4 o'clock on Tuesday, June 24th, the Rev. John MAC GUIDWIN officiating.  The church was tastefully decorated with ferns, baskets of delphinium and gaillardia and yellow candles.  Mrs. Manly BOWERMAN of Perinton, played the wedding march and the ceremony was preceded by a vocal solo, "I Love You Truly," by Mrs. Allen BRIGGS of Macedon.  William MELVILLE of Rochester played a cornet solo, "Oh, Promise Me."  The bride was gowned in ivory flat crepe and wore a cap style tulle veil caught with orange blossoms.  She carried a shower bouquet of roses and sweet peas.  The attendants were nieces and nephews of the bride and groom.  Miss Ruth WILSON of Macedon, maid of honor, wore green georgette and carried pink roses.  The bridesmaids, the Misses Phyllis BRIGGS of Fairport, Phyllis SHAFFER of Rochester, Eleanor BRIGGS of East Rochester and Mildred BRIGGS of Macedon, were gowned in rainbow effect and carried baskets of flowers.  the flower girls, Dorothy LAUDER and Helen BRIGGS, were dressed in pink and carried baskets of flowers.  The ring bearer, Gordon WYMAN, wore a white suit and white gloves and carried the ring in a white rose.  Louis PFROMER was the best man and Willis PFROMER and Freeman SHAFFER acted as ushers.  Mrs. LAUDER, mother of the bride, wore orchid and blue printed chiffon.  Mrs. BLUHM, the groom's mother, wore blue georgette.   The wedding dinner was served at the Richwell House on the Palmyra Road, with covers laid for 16 persons.  The bride and groom are motoring through the Adirondacks and upon their return, they will make their home on the Bluhm farm near Egypt.  The prenuptial events were evening parties given by the Coworkers Class of the Perinton Church and by Miss Ruth MARQUIS and Mrs. Manly BOWERMAN, a linen shower by Mrs. Willard BRIGGS and Mrs. Clarence WYMAN, variety showers by Mrs. Pearl WILSON, Mrs. Robert BRIGGS and Mrs. Allen BRIGGS and by Mrs. Phillip BLUHM and Mrs. William PFROMER, a kitchen shower by Mrs. Edward SMITH, Miss Dorothy GILLIS and Miss Mary GILLIS.  

MAXWELL - TAY - Miss Evelyn TAY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter TAY of Victor, and Earl MAXWELL, son of Mrs. Anna MAXWELL of Macedon, were united in marriage at the rectory at Palmyra, NY, Wednesday, June 18th.  the Rev. John MAXWELL, brother of the groom, officiated.  The bride wore a gown of light blue, a bridal bouquet of American Beauty roses and gypsophilla.  She was attended by her sister, Miss Edna TAY of Victor, who wore a gown of pink chiffon with hat to match and carried pink roses.  Thomas CONNOLLY of Canandaigua   (cut off, then continued ) ...variety shower given by the payroll department of Kodak Park, also a shower given at the home of Miss Mary GILLIS of Victor.   Mr. and Mrs. MAXWELL left for a trip through the Adirondack Mountains and Montreal, and will be at their home in Macedon after June 24th.

ADAMS - Freeman A. ADAMS entered into rest at his home on Covil street, Sunday morning, June 22, in his 86th years.  Mr. ADAMS was born in Perinton, NY, December 10, 1844.  He was the son of Captain William W. ADAMS and Matilda AUSTIN ADAMS.  He was married November 14, 1866 to Julia M. WARREN, who died in 1907.  Mr. ADAMS had been ill for a long time and had borne his suffering very patiently.  He is survived by three daughters, Viola G. ADAMS, at home; Leona HORNBERGER and Mrs. Anna WEILT of Phoenix, Arizona, and by three grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. WEILT arrived from Arizona and were with him during his last nine days.  Mrs. HORNBERGER was unable to come because of the illness of her son.  Funeral services were held at the family home, Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Frank W. HILL of Rochester officiating.  The bearers were eight nephews; Harold, Aubrey and Ezra ADAMS of Rochester, Charles H. SNYDER of Canandaigua, Ira SNYDER of Hemlock, Homer E. SNYDER, Josiah SNYDER and Russell ADAMS of Victor.  Burial was made in the Boughton Hill cemetery. 

MELLOR - Mrs. Verina MELLOR, 46 years old, died in Perry, Saturday, June 21st.  She is survived by her husband, John W. MELLOR, two daughters, Mrs. Howard J. COFFEE and Elizabeth MELLOR, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lyell HARRISON of Victor; one brother, Henry HARRISON and one granddaughter.  Funeral services were held at the family residence in Perry, Tuesday afternoon, and burial was made in Hope cemetery.  

Card of Thanks - We deeply appreciate the many kindnesses shown us by friends and neighbors in the hour of our great bereavement.    Mrs. Laura MAYO.

THE  VICTOR  HERALD       Friday            July 25, 1930        Front Page,  Col  1   by: Ron Hanley   
Romeyn W. Brace, who will be 84 years old next November, walked uptown from his home on East Main Street, July 9th, and coming into the Herald office, stated that he was celebrating an anniversary exactly a year having elapsed since his last previous visit to the business section. In response to the inquiry whether poor health had kept him at home, Mr. Brace said that he was pretty well, but had not had any special reason for being uptown, as his son and daughter attend to the necessary errands. 
On commenting favorably on the Herald's new quarters in the Allart building, Mr. Brace said that the site was once occupied by an
exchange stable, a point where stage coach drivers of the regular line then operating between Canandaigua and Rochester exchanged their tired horses for fresh ones. His uncle, William Brace, often related an interesting personal reminiscence connected with the exchange barn and the well known Morgan episode. 
The home of Miss Mary L. Draper opposite the Herald office is noted as the home of Victor's first resident physician, Dr. Thomas
Brace, who was  Miss Draper's great grandfather, and also the great grandfather of Romeyn Williams Brace, and grandfather to Thomas Beach Brace and Williams Brace. It was while playing in front of this house, in 1826, that 12 year old Williams Brace, who was visiting his grandfather, Dr. Brace, saw the carriage in which William Morgan, derelict Free Mason, was being taken by his captors from Canandaigua to an unknown destination, stop at the barn while the horses were changed. 
Mr. Brace also said that from the time of Dr. Thomas Brace, Victor's first physician, until the death of the late Dr. Charles A.
Rowley, there had always been a physician among the Beach - Brace descendants. Dr. William Ball and Dr. Charles Ball, who were prominent among Victor's early physicians, were cousins of Thomas Beach Brace and Williams Brace. 
Among the interesting facts told by Mr. Brace to the Herald editor are the following:  The first members of the Brace family in this
section came from Stockbridge, Mass., and purchased four miles square of land in the northeast corner of Victor, afterward exchanging it for land two miles southeast of Victor village, on Brace Street, which follows the original Indian trail. The property there was later traded by Thomas Beach Brace to the late Burton H. Lobdell for a hardware business and hotel in Victor. 
After being associated with his father in business, Romeyn W. Brace became a farm machinery salesman, and for thirty years he drove a horse and buggy through Western New York selling implements. Then for 10 years, he covered his route by means of an automobile, retiring eight years ago, in his 76th year. 
A carload of four threshers and two horse power rigs shipped to Mr. Brace at Victor by C. Altman and Company was the biggest carload lot of machinery that had ever been at that time, sent out by the concern. Clover mills were another variety of machine which Mr. Brace sold in large numbers.
In Mr. Brace's youth the ballrooms in the old Victor Hotel and the old hotel on West Main Street, now owned by Leslie J. Aldridge, were the only public halls in town. In those days, the village schoolhouse stood south of the present building which occupies the land then used as a garden by Dr. William Ball. Two teachers instructed the pupils, among whom Mr. Brace was numbered, the present staff numbers sixteen. Incidentally, Mr. Brace mentioned that taxes for school purposes are now more than double what they were even ten years ago, which is one of many contrasts between the past an the present.

THE  VICTOR  HERALD     Friday       August 8, 1930       Front  Page         by: Ron Hanley
Martin Mulheron, a farmer and lifelong resident of this locality, died in the Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua, Saturday, August 2nd, after an illness of about two weeks duration. He was 61 years old. 
The surviving relatives are two sons, William of Canandaigua, and Leslie, who lived with his father on his farm South of Victor, two
brothers, James of Victor and Frank of Rochester, and three sisters, Mrs. Theresa Ryan of Shortsville, Mrs. Mary Ryan, and Mrs. David Keefe of Victor. St. Patrick's Funeral and burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY         Friday             August 8, 1930                by: Dianne Thomas  

Wedding Bells:

VOKE - CARPENTERMiss Lucille Helena CARPENTER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin CARPENTER of East Main street, and Harold Charles VOKE, son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. VOKE of Chili, were married last Saturday afternoon at 4:15 o'clock at the First Methodist Episcopal church.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Harry CUNNINGHAM of Churchville.  The church was decorated with wood ferns and pink, yellow and white gladioli.  Mrs. Lillian ROSS was organist and accompanied by Mrs. Herbert JOHNSON of Mumford, who sang, "I Love You Truly", prior to the ceremony.

With the opening chords of the Lohengrin processional, the bride with her father, who gave her in marriage, entered the church.  she wore egg shell flat crepe made in Grecian style.  Her lace cap was caught at the sides with lilies of the valley.  she carried an arm bouquet of white lilies and gyysophilla, tied with white ribbon.  

Miss Mildred HENDERSHOT of Hilton, her maid of honor, wore pink and yellow flowered chiffon, and carried an arm bouquet of mixed gladioli tied with ribbon to match.  The bridesmaids were Miss Jane SMITH of Mumford, and Miss Kathryn MC QUEEN of Scottsville.  Miss SMITH wore yellow chiffon and carried pink gladioli tied with pink ribbon.  Miss MC QUEEN wore pink chiffon and carried yellow gladioli tied with yellow ribbon.  John HENDERSON of Chili acted as best man, and the ushers were Warren HENDERSON of Chili and Merton RICHARDS of Churchville.

The brides gift to her attendants were sterling silver bracelets of Florentine design and the groom gave his attendants pearl handled pen knives.   The bride's mother and groom's mother wore blue georgette and canton crepe, respectively, with shoulder bouquets of pink rose buds and lilies of the valley.  Following the service at the church, a reception and dinner were enjoyed by 36 guests at Hillsworth Inn. 

Before her marriage, Miss CARPENTER was entertained at shower parties given by Miss Jane SMITH at Mumford, Mrs. Earl BALL at Caledonia, Mrs. Raymond ARCHER at Chili, Mrs. John COUSE at Mumford, and by the faculty of the Sea Cliff High School on Long Island, where she has been a teacher.  Mr. and Mrs. VOKE left on a month's touring trip, after which they will be at home to their friends in Rochester, where the groom is engaged in the automobile business.  


MANN - CROUSESusan E. CROUSE of Richmond, Va., and Willard J. MANN of Pittsford, formerly of Victor, were united in marriage, Monday, July 28th, at Kingston, NY.  Mrs. MANN is a descendant of (cut off)


SNYDER - GARLICK - Miss Anna Marie GARLICK daughter of Mrs. Julia GARLICK of this village and Sergeant Thomas SNYDER of Co. G., 28th Infantry, US Army, were united in marriage Saturday, August 2nd, in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Rochester.  Father CONNERS, officiating.  Mr. SNYDER whose parents live in P____, stations at Fort Niagara.  (rest is cut off.


+  Obituary - LYNAUGH - Funeral services for Nathan E. LYNAUGH, who died at the home of his sisters, Misses Agnes and Rose LYNAUGH, Canandaigua, Thursday, July 31st, were held from St. Mary's church, Monday at 9 o'clock.  He leaves his wife and two sons, John and Bernard of Canandaigua, five sisters and four brothers, Mrs. Mary A. GAVIN of Palmyra, Mrs. Helene C. GOUGH of Lockport, Mrs. Sarah E. MATTHEWS, Misses Agnes and Rose LYNAUGH and John  of Canandaigua, Thomas and James of Victor and William of Corning. 


+ Card of Thanks - We are deeply grateful to our neighbors and the Fishers and Victor fire departments for their efforts which saved our home from destruction by fire, July 30th.    Walter KINGSLEY and family. 

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle                Monday                   August 11, 1930                    by: Dianne Thomas  

DENNIS - James Dennis, entered into rest, Saturday evening at the home of his sister, Miss Bessie Dennis, 111 Meiga Street.

The remains are resting at the Ashton Funeral Home, on West Main Street, from where the funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. D.S.T. 

Interment will be made in the family lot in  Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor,  N.Y.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY         Friday             August 22, 1930                by: Dianne Thomas  


Mrs. Eliza FOWLER of Fishers passed away, Wednesday, August 20th, in the F. F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua, where she had been for about two weeks.  She is survived by a grandson, Fred G. FOWLER; two grandchildren, Betty Jane and John Preston FOWLER, all of Fishers, and by several nieces and nephews.

In the passing of Mrs. FOWLER, Fishers loses one of its oldest residents.  Her life history was bound up with that of the village; there all her interests were centered, and there she found her greatest contentment.  She was born Eliza Luce WOOLSTON, daughter of John Finley Bell WOOLSTON and Naomi FORD, on July 3, 1848, at the old farm owned by her parents and now the property of Ambrose FORD.  With her seven elder sisters, she attended the Wanagam school (the recent reunion of which she greatly enjoyed), and later the Mendon Academy; from childhood she attend the old Baptist church in the latter place and subsequently became an earnest and loyal member.  After a happy youth among sisters and neighboring cousins, she was married on March 26, 1867 to Perry FOWLER.  For many years they lived in the house which had been the home of her Grandfather FORD, still standing and now over a century old.  One son, George Preston FOWLER, was born to them; his youth and early manhood were spent on the old farm, and when after his father's death he engaged in business in the village, he cared for his mother tenderly along with his increasing interests.  From the death of this devoted son in 1918, she never quite recovered, although she retained a deep interest in the members of her immediate family.


Mrs. FOWLER's ancestors were pioneers in the Genesee Valley country.  Both families, the FORDS and the WOOLSTONS, are well known throughout Ontario county.  Her grandfather, Ambrose C. FORD, and his wife Naomi BREWER of Massachusetts stock, moved to Victor from Pompey, NY, about 100 years ago; he was a contractor on the Erie Canal.  Her grandfather, Joseph WOOLSTON, came about the same period form New Jersey with his wife, Elizabeth BELL, and raised a large family who purchased much land around Fishers and aided in its development.

An outstanding example of the generation which is rabidly disappearing, Mrs. FISHER was staunch in her principles, unsparing of self and devoted to her family.  She could truly echo the words of her saintly father, "I have taken the right Pilot on board."

Funeral services were held from the home of her grandson in Fishers at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon, the Rev. Nelson L. LOBDELL of Victor officiating.  Burial was made at Mendon.

THE VICTOR HERALD    August 8, 1930        by: Ron Hanley
RYANShirley, two months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ryan, died in Rochester, Sunday, August 3rd. The body was brought to the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Emett Turner, and funeral services were held there, Tuesday afternoon. Burial was made in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle                      August 11, 1930                        by: Dianne Thomas  

DENNIS - James Dennis entered into rest Saturday evening at the home of his sister, Mrs. Bessie Dennis, 111 Megia street. The  remains are resting at the Ashton Funeral Home. So. West Main Street, from where the funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock,  D. S. T.  Interment will be made in the family lot in Boughton Hill Cemetery.

THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday    September 5, 1930    Front Page , col 3    by: Ron Hanley
The marriage of Miss Mary Dorothy Hilliard of Victor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Hilliard of Ovid, to Francis Donald Turner of Rochester, took place Monday, September 1st, in St. Patrick's church, Rev. J. W. E. Kelly officiating at the nuptial mass. The church was decorated with pink and white gladioli, palms and ferns. Miss Mary Ryan played the wedding march. 
The bride was gowned in blue organdie with picture hat and slippers to match. She carried a shower bouquet of pink roses and lilies of the valley. The bridesmaid, Miss Mary McMahon of Victor, wore pink organdie with hat and slippers to match and carried a shower bouquet of yellow roses and gypsophillia. 
The flower girls Miss Mary Keenan of Ovid, cousin of the bride, and Miss Kathryn Turner of Victor, niece of the groom, wore green georgette trimmed with pink rosebuds and veils to match. They carried baskets of pink and yellow roses. Ellis Turner of Rochester, nephew of the groom, was best man. 
After the ceremony, a wedding breakfast was served at the bride's home on Covill Street to members of the immediate families. After a short wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Turner will reside in Victor.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY     Friday,                Sept 12, 1930                    by: Dianne Thomas  

RANDALL - Wilkson RANDALL, 59, died Sunday at the RANDALL homestead between Victor and Manchester.  He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Henry HOWLAND of Manchester; four brothers, Durfee RANDALL, Herbert RANDALL and John RANDALL of Farmington, Frank RANDALL of Canandaigua.  Funeral services were held at South Farmington chapel.

THE  VICTOR  HERALD   Friday   Sept 12, 1930     Front Page,    col  3         by: Ron Hanley

Arthur Mason, who was born in East Bloomfield, 72 years ago, and lived there throughout his life with the exception of two years when he lived here, died at his home in East Bloomfield, Monday evening.  His wife, who was Miss Caroline Stoddard, died in 1919. 

He leaves a daughter and son, Mrs. Lillian B. Donovan of Washington and Archie Mason of Holcomb, two sisters, Mrs. William Cain of Holcomb and Mrs. Gooding Barringer of Canandaigua, also a granddaughter, Miss Dorothy Donovan of Rochester.
Funeral services were held from the home, Thursday at 2 o'clock. Milnor lodge, No. 139, F. and A. M., of Victor, conducted
services at the grave in East Bloomfield cemetery.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY     Friday    September 26, 1930                by: Dianne Thomas  

BRACE - Mrs. Mary Alverson BRACE, wife of Romeyn W. BRACE, passed away at her home on East Main street, shortly after 11 o'clock Sunday forenoon, September 21st.  She had been in failing health for several weeks but had been confined to her bed for only a week.  Mary ALVERSON was born in Perry, NY, 81 years ago, a daughter of John and Eliza Cornwell ALVERSON, who had a family of eight children.  From Perry the family went to Cayuga and from that place they came to Victor when the daughter, Mary, was 12 years old.  She was married here 62 years ago last December, To Romeyn W. BRACE and their home has been her throughout their long and devoted companionship.  Mrs. BRACE was a member of the St. Paul's Universailst church, in the affairs of which her husband also took an active part.  she was a charter member of the Unity Club and of Gah-a-yan-duk Chapter, O.E.S.  Talented along artistic lines, she left reminders of her with the two organizations in the form of the Eastern Star signet, which was painted by her, and the several banners of Unity Club and its various departments, which are also her handiwork.  The signet is considered the finest in the state.  While health permitted, Mrs. BRACE enjoyed social contacts, and many friends found her a pleasant and interesting associate. Besides her husband, Mrs. BRACE is survived by a son Romeyn T. BRACE and a daughter, Mrs. Birdella LONGYEAR, both of Victor; by a sister, Mrs. Emma ALVERSON of Maplewood; three grandchildren, three great grandchildren and a nephew, C. T. ALVERSON, of Rochester.  Private funeral services were held at the family home, Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Nelson L. LOBDELL, officiating.  Burial was made in the Boughton Hill cemetery.  Memorial services were held by Gah-a-yan-duk Chapter, O.E.S., Tuesday evening, at a meeting of the organization in the Masonic Temple.  

GLEASON - Mrs. Bridget GLEASON, mother of Mrs. John O'NEIL of Victor, passed away at her home on the Long Pond Road, Lima, Monday, September 22nd, aged 84 years.  Born in Ireland, she came to this country at the age of 15 years and for nearly 50 years, had lived on the same farm in Lima.  Besides Mrs. O'NEIL, she leaves two other daughters, and three sons: Mrs. John EICHENGER and Frances GLEASON of Rochester, Dennis of Chicago and Michael and James of Lima.  Funeral services were held at St. Rose's church in Lima, Thursday morning, and interment was made in St. Rose's cemetery. 

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER           Saturday                 October 4, 1930            by: Ron Hanley
 DEATHS -  Thomas E. Keefe, 54, formerly of Victor, and for many years a  democratic county committee man from that town died suddenly at his home  in Pleasant Street this morning.  Coroner Leon A. Stetson issued a verdict of death from heart disease. The remains will be taken to Victor.
 Mr. Keefe at one time was assistant bookkeeper for the late John Flannigan, and some years ago was an unsuccessful candidate for the office of county clerk. He had been employed by the state highway department.


THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday    October 31, 1930      Page 4, col 4      by: Ron Hanley
Miss Ellen Keating, 88 years old, died in St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, October 29th. 
Miss Keating lived in Victor a number of years ago, making her home with her brother, John Keating, on his farm south of this village and later in W. F. Keating's house adjacent to the post office. She had recently been at the home of Jerry Keating.
Besides her brother, she is survived by seven nephews and five nieces.  Funeral services were held this morning from W. F. Keating's home and from St. Patrick's Church. Burial was made in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Tuesday  Nov 11, 1930            by: Dianne Thomas                                                   
Deaths -    Mrs. Matilda Toomey
VICTOR-   From St. Patrick's church here tomorrow at 9:30 will be held the funeral of Mrs. Matilda Toomey, who died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Everett Turner, this village. Interment will be in the (St Patrick) church cemetery.
Besides the daughter, Mrs. Toomey leaves a son, Henry Toomey, of Syracuse, one sister, Mrs. Margaret Thompson, of Rochester, and three grandchildren.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle                   Wednesday                 November 19, 1930         by: Dianne Thomas  

Mrs. Martin Snyder entered into rest at her home on Covell Street, Victor, NY Nov. 17.  She is survived by her husband and nine children: Mrs. William L. Aldrich, Mrs. Marion J. Plunm?, Mrs. Lillian J. Ross, Homer E., and Josiah E., all of Victor; Charles H., of Canandaigua; Mrs. Lena A. Johnson of Murtough, Idaho, Mrs. Henry Reeve of Henrietta and Ira Martin Snyder of Canadice.  

Funeral from the late home, Wednesday, November 19th at 2:30 pm.  Burial at Boughton Hill Cemetery.  Arrangements by Emory and Melons.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY     Friday    November 21, 1930                by: Dianne Thomas  

RYAN - ERSKINE - The marriage of Miss Margaret Lucille ERSKINE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas ERSKINE of Victor, and Thomas Leo RYAN, son of Mrs. Mary RYAN, also of Victor, took place, Wednesday, November 19th, at 8 o'clock, in St. Patrick's church in Victor.  Rev. J. W. E. KELLEY, performed the ceremony.  The attendants were Miss Helen RYAN and James ERSKINE.  Mr. and Mrs. RYAN left on a motor trip after which they will reside at Victor.  Prenuptial events were a linen shower given by Mrs. Frank DE VELDER and Mrs. Arthur ERSKINE, a kitchen shower given by Mrs. Edgar LYONS and a variety shower given by Mrs. Howard RYAN.

THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday     December 5, 1930       Pg 10, col  1       by: Ron Hanley
At the Baptist parsonage in Canandaigua, Wednesday evening, November 26th, took place the marriage of Miss Hazel E. Barber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer E. Barber of Canandaigua, to John D. Cotton of Victor.  Rev. Kenneth L. Cober performed the ceremony and the couple were attended by Mrs. John Brahm, sister of the bride, and Oscar Gardner, both of Canandaigua. Mr. and Mrs. Cotton will reside in Canandaigua.

HTML by Dianne Thomas

These electronic pages may be printed as a link or for personal use, but is NOT to be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by ANY other organization or persons.

Copyright 2001 - 2016

[NY History and Genealogy]