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The Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Friday, Jan  16, 1931          pg 5               by:  Dianne Thomas

Matters About Town:

Mrs. Frances SIMPSON is ill at her home on Covill street.

Mr. and Mrs. R. M. CALKINS entertained at bridge, Wednesday evening. 

William M. COTTON and family have moved from Dr. W. M. COTTON'S residence to the MASON house on the north side of East Main street

+  Rev. George C. VAN ARTSDALEN, the new pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Victor, and his family, have moved from Oaks Corners into the local manse. 

Mrs. George KESEL is suffering from a broken leg, received when her police dog playfully jumped against her and chased her to fall, last week, Tuesday.  Hattie COLEMAN is caring for her.

Mr. and Mrs. H. H. SAWYER quietly observed their 51st wedding anniversary at their home on Maple avenue, Thursday.  Both are in fairly good health, a condition upon which many friends congratulated them.  

+  An unusual freedom from seeds was noted by Mr. and Mrs. M. A. SMITH in tangerines and grapefruit recently sent to them by their son, Leon B. SMITH, who picked the fruit from trees in the yard of the place in Winter Park, Fla., which he and his family are occupying.  Perhaps the Florida growers are trying to eliminate the over abundance of seeds often found in Florida citrus fruits.


People You Know:

Sherman AVERY of Derby, Conn., is visiting his cousin, Mrs. Stuart R. ESTES and family. 

Benjamin COTTON of Syracuse recently visited his father, Dr. W. M. COTTON and family.

Mrs. Ralph N. BUTLER will spend the weekend with her cousin, Miss Eleanor BOUGHTON in Buffalo.

Mrs. Joseph FOX and daughter, Mrs. ROSE of Seneca Point were guests of Mrs. F. M. LOCKE, Tuesday. 

Mr. and Mrs. James H. BARRY are spending a few days with their daughter, Mrs. John J. O'NEIL and family in Rochester.

Ralph N. BUTLER will spend the weekend at Alfred University, officiating at the Alfred-Niagara University basketball game.

Miss Emma THALER, superintendent of Oakmount Sanatorium, has gone to Florida.  Miss Helen LEIGHTON is acting as superintendent.

E. T. MALONE, who has been ill since early November, is steadily improving and is able to take a short walk out of doors nearly every day.

Mrs. George W. BOUGHTON and Mrs. Angeline BERRY attended the installation of Grange officers in Farmington, last Friday evening, and were overnight guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. GARDNER

Miss Elizabeth OSBORNE, who was in a critical condition for some time following operations for appendicitis and gall stones, is now making progress toward recovery at the Strong Memorial hospital in Rochester.

+  The Misses Margaret  and Marion BARNES and Gordon EUSTACE, of Castile, were guests of Mr. EUSTACE'S sister, Mrs. Otis WEBSTER and Mr. WEBSTER, over Tuesday night, following their participation in the program at the C.E.S. installation ceremonies.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles FRENCH of Fairport visited relatives here, Sunday.  Mrs. S. K. BOUGHTON of Buffalo, a sister of Mrs. FRENCH, was also here, at the homes of her sisters and brothers, Mrs. Charles STRONG, Mrs. Elizabeth LONEY and E. T. and Flore MALONE

Irving CLINE attend an old time fiddlers championship contest in the Community Center at Batavia, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, and brought home the 2nd prize of $10.  The first prize , $15 was won by Riley WARD of Livonia.  Mr. CLINE will participate in a contest at Nunda, this evening. 

Miss Grace PIERCE of Rushville is caring for Mrs. Perlie FERGUSON, who is seriously ill at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George H. WOOD.  Mrs. WOOD, who is employed in the State Education Department with headquarters in Albany, was at home for the weekend and returned again, last evening, to remain with her mother. 

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY              Friday,          Feb 27, 1931                         by:  Dianne Thomas

+  Obituary - NICHOLS - Mrs. Alice R. NICHOLS entered into rest at her home on West Main street, Monday, February 23rd.  She is survived by hone daughter, Mrs. Florence (Gordon) REMER of Victor, and three sons, Charles of Hamilton, Ontario, George of St. Catherines, Canada and Raymond T. of Rochester; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Funeral services were held form the home and from St. Patrick's church, Thursday morning.  Burial was made in St. Patrick's cemetery. 

+  Fired Damages House on Mendon Road - Fire which apparently started in a mattress damaged the furnishing and interior of the Roy PETERS house on the Victor-Mendon road, Monday morning.  In response to an alarm sounded at about 8:45, members of the local fire department and other Victorites hurried to the scene of the fire and saved the house from destruction.  The loss is partly covered by insurance.

THE VICTOR HERALD           Friday,     February 27, 1931        Front Pg,  col  3           by: Ron Hanley
Mrs. Sarah Sullivan, widow of John Sullivan and former resident of Victor, passes away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Dolan, at 111 Hawley Street, Rochester, on Sunday, February 15th, aged 85 years. She went from Victor to make her home in Rochester about 20 years ago. 
The surviving relatives are a son Daniel, five daughters, Mrs. Dolan, Mrs. John Heinsler, Mrs. Michael Keating, Hannah and Ella
Sullivan, one brother, Joseph Plant, two sisters, Mrs. Anna Morris and Mrs. Margaret Sloan, 17 grandchildren, and one great grandchild. All are residents of Rochester except Mrs. Keating and Miss Ella Sullivan, who live in Victor. Funeral services were held from Immaculate Conception church in Rochester, last week Wednesday morning. Burial was made in Holy Sepulchre cemetery in Rochester.

The Herald Mail, Fairport, NY                  Thursday                  January 29, 1931                   by:  Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Ethel Wiley Sale of Victor entered into rest Tuesday, at the Strong Memorial hospital, after an illness of several weeks.  

She is survived by her husband, Charles A. Sale; one son, Robert; and one daughter, Josephine, of Victor; her mother, Mrs. Chester Hutchinson of Fairport; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Brown of Fairport and Mrs. Charles Kelsey of Perinton; and one brother, Fred Wiley of Des Moines, Iowa. 

Mrs. Sales spent her girlhood in Fairport and was graduated from Fairport High school in the class of 1904. After her marriage, she resided in Victor and was a teacher in the Victor school several years prior to her illness. 

The funeral services will be conducted from the farm home in Victor,  Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock; interment in Boughton Hill cemetery.

THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday     March 13, 1931      Front Page          by: Ron Hanley
Mrs. Alice Donnelly, widow of Hugh Donnelly, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John J. Brady, in this village, Monday March 9, 1931, in her 78th year. She had been in poor health for nearly two years. 
Mrs. Donnelly was born in Chapin, a daughter of Patrick and Mary Quirk Morris. She came from Canandaigua 15 years ago to make her home here with her daughter. 
She leaves five daughters, Mrs. Brady, Mrs. E. J. Ryan, Mrs. W. H. McMahon, and Miss Catherine Donnelly of Victor, and Mrs. Michael Regan of Rochester. Funeral services held from St. Mary's Church in Canandaigua, Wednesday morning, and burial made in Calvary Cemetery in that city.

THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday      April 17, 1931      Front Page, col 1      by: Ron Hanley
William Bushnell Osborne, Descendant of Pioneer Family, Was for Many Years a Public Official and Prominent Citizen
William Bushnell Osborne, a former sheriff of Ontario County and for many years prominent in the affairs of the county and his home township of Victor, passed away at the Osborne homestead on Maple avenue in Victor village, Saturday evening, April 11th. 
Mr. Osborne had been in poor health for more than a year and had undergone several operations but was about his home during even the last day of his life. He had returned, April 7th, from the Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, where every effort had been made to restore him to health. 
Mr. Osborne was born in Victor, October 26, 1852, the eldest child of David Henry Osborne, who came from Columbia County, NY, to Victor by stage coach in 1835, and Lovina Amelia Bushnell Osborne. After attending the Victor school and Canandaigua Academy, he assisted his father in the cultivation of the homestead farm in Victor, which has been his lifelong home with the exception of three years when he lived in Canandaigua, following his election as sheriff in the fall of 1894. He was supervisor of Victor for two terms, served upon the Victor Board of Education for many years and was also for many years a trustee of the
First Presbyterian church of Victor. He was always a staunch Republican and in addition to his elective offices he served upon various committees. Always an enthusiastic agriculturist, he increased his land holdings, years ago, by the purchase of a farm of 90 acres, north west of Victor village, and while health permitted he gave his personal attention to his farm properties. He was a friendly personality and has been missed in public and social gatherings since illness fell upon him. 
In Rochester, January 5, 1881, Mr. Osborne was married to Miss Laura McDonald, daughter of Angus McDonald, a prominent Rochester attorney. Besides his widow, he is survived by two sons and two daughters, David Henry, an electrical engineer with the Porcelain Insulator Corporation of Lima, N. Y., William Bushnell of the Division of Forestry of the United States Government, whose headquarters are in Portland, Ore., Miss Elizabeth McDonald Osborne of New York City and Mrs. John Knapp Hill of Victor. A daughter, Cora Lavinia, died in 1891 in her third year. The other surviving relatives are two sisters, Miss Cora B. Osborne and Mrs. Mark T. Powell, both of Victor, and six grandchildren, Wolcott and Nancy Osborne of Lima, Harriet and William
Osborne of Portland, John and Betsey Hill of Victor.  Funeral services were held at the homestead at 3 o'clock, Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Frank W. Hill of Rochester officiating.  Burial was made in Boughton Hill cemetery.

Villages Cut Pay of Their Officials -  The villages of Malone and Perry have reduced their expenses and consequently their tax rate, by cutting the salaries of all village officials.  Perry's village attorney declares that the village fathers exceed their rights in specifying that his salary shall be $600 in stead of $900 annually, as he was elected for a term of years at the higher salary and that the period of time has not yet expired.  He will not act at the lower salary, according to reports published. 

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Wednesday  May 13, 1931     by: Ron Hanley
WILLIS G. HILL         VICTOR  May 13
 The funeral of Willis G. Hill, who died Monday, will be held from the home tomorrow at 2:30, Rev. George VanArtsdalen officiating. Interment will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery.
Besides his wife, Mrs. Margaret Cline Hill, Mr. Hill leaves a daughter, Mrs. Russell Simonds and Mrs. Roscoe C. Hill, of Victor, also five grandchildren.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Friday, May 15, 1931                         by:  Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Ruth Bates MUMEROW, wife of Clarence MUMEROW, who purchased the late Jack HOSEY farm near Farmington Station, passed away at the Memorial hospital in Canandaigua on Friday morning after a long illness.  Mrs. MUMEROW was 30 years of age and leaves her husband; two children, Robert and Betty, all of this place; one sister, Mrs. Minnie MC ALLISTER and one brother, Arthur BATES, of Canandaigua.  Funeral services were conducted from the home at 2:30, Sunday afternoon with Rev. Charles N. ST. JOHN, pastor of the Congregational church of Canandaigua, officiating.  Interment was made in South Farmington Cemetery.  

Thelma CRONK has been confined at home with gland trouble. 

Fred WEHRLIN Sr., had the misfortune to fall while retiring for the night on Wednesday and ins improving from  injuries received at the home near the Friends' church under the care of his daughters, Mrs. George GRINNELL of this place and Mrs. James HOSEY of Manchester and Mr. and Mrs. Fred WEHRLIN of Palmyra and Edward WEHRLIN of this place, who have been at the home during the past week.

Mrs. Arthur W. HAMMOND has returned to the Friends' parsonage after spending several weeks with relatives in Ohio, Illinois and the state of Iowa.  

Mrs. Charles R. GARDNER and mother, visited the former's cousins, Mrs. Aaron CHRISTOPHER at Fayette and Mrs. Alfred MC DUFFY at MacDougall, and aunt, Mrs. Arthur STEARMAN of Waterloo, Wednesday.

Mrs. Carrie GREENE of Palmyra attended the Mothers' Day exercises held by the young people of the Friend's church on Sunday morning.  Her son, Gilbert H. PADGHAM, granddaughter, Miss Jennie PADGHAM and grandsons, Leonard, James and Clarence, all took part in the services. 

Mrs. Solon SLADE was called to Rochester, Saturday, by the illness of her daughter, Miss Katherine SLADE, who is a student nurse at the Parke Avenue Hospital in that city.  She has been very ill with tonsillitis.  

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY     Sunday               July 12,  1932               by:  Dianne Thomas

GALLUP - William B. Gallup entered into rant at his home on Main  St., Victor. N. Y.,  July 11. 1932.  He is survived by his wife and two children, William Roy of Minneapolis and Mrs. Harold O. Hutchens of Rochester.

Services from the home Monday, at 3 p.m. Burial in Boughton Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Emery and Malone.

THE VICTOR HERALD       Friday       September 4, 1931      Front Page,  col 3     by: Ron Hanley

WEDDING  BELLS -            HUNT -   FORD
A pretty wedding was solemnized, Saturday evening at 4 o'clock, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Ford of Mendon, when their daughter, Hilda Pauline, was united in marriage to Robert Ellsworth Hunt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hunt.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Walter Labrenz of Cohocton, former pastor of the Mendon Lutheran church, before an alcove filled with hydrangeas, golden glow and ferns.
The bride wore a white satin dress made princess style, trimmed with lace, and a tulle veil with orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of bride roses and gypsophilia. Her maid of honor was Miss Marjorie Hunt, sister of the groom, who wore green taffeta with slippers to match and carried yellow roses and gypsophilia. Wesley Ford, brother of the bride, was best man.
A bountiful wedding supper was served to about 30 guests by the Misses Veda and Ada Plaine, and Irma Shutte, a schoolmate.
The prenuptial events were a quilting party by Mrs. Norman Parrish of Ionia, a variety shower by the Young People's Society of the Mendon Lutheran church, a personal shower and luncheon by Mrs. Homer Hunt, a wiener roast and variety shower by Mrs. Norman Ford, and Mrs. George Reeves of Mendon, and a wiener roast and shower by Marjorie and Dorothy Hunt.
After a short motor trip, Mr. and Mrs. Hunt will be at home with the groom's parents until their new home, recently purchased in Fishers, is ready for occupancy.

VICTOR  HERALD       Friday        September 11, 1931      Pg  1, col  4               by: Ron Hanley
Howard B. Cuykendall, Apprentice Seaman who has been spending a 12 day leave of absence with his brother Archie and Mrs. Cuykendall, left Monday to report at Great Lakes Naval Training base.

McMahon Family Holds First Annual Reunion   (Front Page)

 The first annual reunion of the McMahon family was held last Sunday, at Powder Mill Park. Guests to the number of 115 were present from Canandaigua, Coldwater, Detroit, Fairport, Niagara Falls, Pittsford, Rochester, Shortsville, Stanley and Victor.

Following the dinner, a variety of sports, arranged by Mrs. Victor Tischer of Fairport, were enjoyed by both young and old, after
which the married men proved, in a very exciting game, that they were better at soft ball than the single men.
Michael E. McMahon of Victor received the prize for the oldest person present, and the prize for the youngest was awarded to Julanne Snyder, 3 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Snyder of Rochester. 
An unusual occurrence was the fact that two sets of twins were present. They are the Misses Mary and Kathryn McMahon, and Miss Sarah McMahon and Thomas McMahon, all of Victor.
The following officers were elected: President, Michael E. McMahon, vice president, Miss Loretta Murray, secretary, Mrs. Frank
Ryan, treasurer, Miss Elizabeth McMahon.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY     Monday                    January 11,  1932               by:  Dianne Thomas

AI.DRICH - William U. Aldrich entered into rest at the home of his son,  Leon W. and one granddaughter, Cecelia, all of Victor.  Services from his farm home near Valentown Hall Wednesday, at 2 p.m.  Rev. George C. Van Artsdalen and Rev. Nelson Lobdell, officiating. Burial in Boughton Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Emery A Malone

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Thursday October 15,   1931          by: Ron Hanley
 WILLIS G. HILL - Willis G. Hill, Victor, transfer tax appraisal, $7,457.22;   $2,485.74 each to Margaret Hill, widow, Roscoe Hill, son, Ruth H. Simonds, daughter, J. R. Tobin, of Rochester, attorney.

The Herald Mail  Fairport, NY                    Thursday                November 19, 1931               by:  Dianne Thomas

William L. Aldrich died Sunday at the farm home near Valentown hall, on the Victor road. The funeral was held yesterday and interment was made in Boughton Hill cemetery. Mr. Aldrich is survived by his wife, Hattie Seymour Aldrich; one son, Leon W., and one granddaughter, Cecelia, all of Victor.


Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY     Monday                    January 11,  1932               by:  Dianne Thomas

BREWER - Clarence O. Brewer, aged 36, of Victor, NY, entered into rest at his home on East Main St., Jan. 10, 1932.  He is survived by his wife, Ethel Moyer Brewer, and three children, Mary, Bernice and Wayne; his father, Reuben, and one sister, Mrs. Florence Kinley, of Pennsylvania, one brother, Malvin Cohick of Victor.  

Services in charge of Milnor Lodge F. & AM, Tuesday at 2:30 pm, from the Methodist church.  Burial in Boughton Hill Cemetery.  

Arrangements by Emory & Malone, Williamsport.   Papers, please copy.




CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER      Thursday           January 28, 1932           by: Ron Hanley


 The funeral of Mrs. Margaret C. Hill, widow of Willis Hill, who died January 25, took place from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ruth Hill Simmonds, Wednesday at 2:30 o'clock. Burial was in Boughton Hill Cemetery.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY     Monday    Feb 8, 1932               by:  Dianne Thomas

NORTH - Frank A. North entered into rest at his home in Victor, NY, Sunday, Feb. 7, 1932.   He is survived by his wife, Annie Collins North, and two children, Mrs. Marie Nicholson and Byron; one sister, Miss Lydia North; two grandchildren, all of Victor.

Services from the home, Tuesday at 2:30 pm. Burial in Boughton Hill Cemetery.  Arrangements by Emory A. Malone. 

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL    Wednesday     April 13, 1932     Pg 4, col  3     by: Ron Hanley

 Mrs. Ellen Keefe, formerly of Victor, died in Rochester, Tuesday. 

She is survived by three sons and three daughters, Mrs. M. J. DeLacey and B. V. Keefe of Rochester, Mrs. J. Milton McMahon and Mrs. Albert L. Keefe, Fairport, John and Emmett Keefe, Victor, also 18 grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Delacey, in Rochester, Friday morning at 8:30 and from St.
Patrick's church in Victor at 9:30. Interment will be made in Victor.   (Boughton Hill ceme)

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY     Sunday    April 23, 1932               by:  Dianne Thomas

Nicholas J. Frederick, father of William C. Frederick of 83 Augustina street, died at the home of Charles Schrader in Farmington, yesterday.  He was in his 100th year having celebrated his 99th birthday last Dec. 21.  He often had visited his son in Rochester.

Born in Farmington in 1832, Mr. Frederick was a farmer most of his life in the vicinity of Victor until his retirement.   Since then, he has made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Schrader, in Farmington.

Besides his son, he leaves a granddaughter, Mrs. C. R. Morris, and two great grandchildren, all of Rochester.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Schrader home in Farmington, at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, with the Rev. C. T. Boyington, officiating.  Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery.

Shortsville, NY Enterprise                Thursday                            April 28, 1932                 by:  Dianne Thomas    


Nicholas J. Frederick died at the home of Charles Schrader in the township of Farmington on Friday, at the advanced aged of 99 years. He had celebrated his 99th birthday last December 27.  Mr. Frederick was a native of Farmdngton, having been born in the year of 1832. 

He was a farmer most of his life in the vicinity of Victor until his retirement, and since that time had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Schrader.  He leaves his son, William Frederick of Rochester, a granddaughter, Mrs. C. R. Morris, and two great grandchildren, all of Rochester.

Funeral obsequies were conducted from the Schrader home on Monday afternoon, with the Rev. C. T. Boynton officiating. Burial was made in the Boughton Hill Cemetery.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER      Thursday     May 19, 1932       by: Ron Hanley

Change Residences  -   Mrs. Nellie Lewis and Lysander Lewis have moved from the Sale apartment to the Avery Brown house on East Main Street, formerly occupied by Donald Maltman.


Victor Briefs  - Mr. and Mrs. Donald Maltman have purchased the cottage formerly occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bailey and have moved it to a lot adjoining William Maltman at East Victor. They will live there.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER     Wednesday        October 5, 1932    by: Ron Hanley     
Bertha Simonds Will Admitted To Probate
Surrogate Dunton today probated the will of Bertha L. Simonds, Victor, whose estate does not exceed $5,000 in personality, with no realty. A daughter, Olive F. Simonds is named executrix.
Under the will a son, Warren, of Canandaigua, is willed $150, a daughter, Lucille Metcalf, Rochester, furniture and other articles,  a daughter, Doris Bennett, Victor, silver, sewing cabinet, a sister, Cora French, Canandaigua, wardrobe, bedspread, Alice, a daughter, silver and linen, and Lewis Simonds, Victor, grandson, a watch when he is 21.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY     Sunday    Dec 25, 1932               by: GSubyak@aol.com  

O'NEILL - Mary O'NEILL of Victor N. Y., entered into rest at the home of her daughter, 499 Stone Rd., Rochester, December 23. She is survived by her husband, Dennis O'NEILL of Victor; two sons and two daughters, Wallace and  Howard of Victor; Mrs. Louis STOLLER and Mrs. Edward WEAVER of Rochester; five brothers and three sisters, Howard of Portland, Oregon, James of Seattle, Washington, Bernard, Timothy and William DOYLE, Mrs. O. L. ANDREWS, Mrs.  Katherine MULHERON and Mrs. William RYAN, all of Victor; one granddaughter, Lois  STOLLER.
Services from the home of her daughter, 499 Stone Rd., Tuesday at 8:30 and from St. Patrick's Church, Victor, at 10 a.m. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery,  Victor, N. Y. Arrangements by Emery and Malone.

SPEARS - George H. SPEARS entered into rest at his home in Victor, N. Y., Dec. 23. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude BABCOCK SPEARS; one daughter, Dorothy, two sisters, Mrs. Katherine NEIL of Chicago, Dorothy REILEY of 
Wakefield, Mass.
Services from the home, Monday at 2 p.m. Burial in Boughton Hill Cemetery. Services in charge of Milnor Lodge of Masons and the American Legion. Arrangements by Emery and Malone.

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