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Victor Herald, Victor, NY                   Friday,               Feb 24, 1933          by:  Dianne Thomas


BAKER - (cut off) .... February 16, 1933.  Mrs. BAKER (Kathryn) died in the Barber hospital in Lyons shortly after the automobile she was driving ran wild and crushed into a barn and telephone pole between Red Creek and Wolcott, earlier in the evening.  Her sister, Mrs. Clarence WEGLEY of East Rochester, and Mrs. WEGLEY's son, John, who were passengers in car, both escaped with minor injuries.  According to a police report, the trio were returning  from a trip to Fulton, when Mrs. BAKER swerved her machine off the highway to avoid hitting a farmer who was turning his machine off the highway into his barn.  Mrs. BAKER'S husband, John BAKER, a sand blaster, died of Silicosis, June 15, 1931.  

Preceding the services here, funeral services for Mrs. BAKER were held at the home of her mother, Mrs. Louise CASSARETTI, at Bushnell's Basin.  Besides her mother and sister, she leaves a son, Jackie, 2; a daughter, Merilyn Jean, 6; another sister, Miss Loretta FINEAR of 225 Meigs street, Rochester and three brothers, John FINEAR of Victor, Edward C. FINEAR of Buffalo and Earl FINEAR of Rochester.  Burial was made in St. Patrick's cemetery.  


COUGHLIN - Funeral services were held at St. Patrick's Church in this village, Saturday morning for John COUGHLIN, a former resident who passed away Thursday, February 16th.  He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mary KENNEY of Coonsville and by two nieces and three nephews.  Burial was made in St. Patrick's cemetery.  

THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday     March 10, 1933             Pg 5, col  3       by: Ron Hanley
Mrs. Nellie McMahon Keating, widow of James B. Keating, passed away at her home on Covill street, Wednesday, March 8, 1933, aged 64 years.
Mrs. Keating had been ill only three days, and her death was a shock to many friends, as on Sunday she had attended services at St. Patrick's Church. Pneumonia was the cause of death.
The surviving relatives are a daughter and son, Hilda E. and A. Gordon, two sisters, Misses Emma and Kathryn McMahon, and a brother, Peter McMahon, all of Victor.  Funeral services will be held from the home, Saturday morning, March 11th, at 9 o'clock, and at 9:30 from St. Patrick's church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.
Rev. and Mrs. Nelson L. Lobdell, Miss Sara M. Harrington and Miss Mary L. Draper accompanied Arthur N. Ketchum to Bushnell's Basin, Sunday morning, and attended services at the Community Church there. They were surprised to see in the choir a Mr. Hewitt who for a time lived here with the Ketchum family and upon various occasions took part in programs here as a tenor soloist.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Friday,         March 10,  1933                         by:  Dianne Thomas

People You Know

Mrs. Ida M. PARMELE is in Lyons, visiting her nephew and his family.  

Mrs. Charlotte WELLS has been spending several days with her brothers, Charles HUMPHREY and Mrs. HUMPHREY in Canandaigua. 

Mr. and Mrs. Karl VANDEBROOKE are spending a few days with Mr. VANDEBROOKE'S brother, Clinton BROOKS, at the home of Mrs. DANA in Avon.

J. J. SUGDEN, who is in Northern New York on a business trip, telephoned from Malone to his family Wednesday & said it was very ice there. 

Mrs. Donald J. PRESLER entertained Mrs. Chester ROBB of Newark and Miss Elinor BENTON of Phelps, last Friday, in honor of her guest Miss Edith QUACKENBUSH of Salamanca. 

Miss Esther FERGUSON, student in the Eastman School of Music, underwent an operation for appendicitis, Wednesday, in a hospital in Rochester.  She is reported to be in as good a condition as can be expected at this time. 

Lester and Mildred HUTCHINSON of Sodus and Kenneth HUTCHINSON of Rochester have returned to their respective homes after having been here because of the illness and death of their uncle, Charles. J. LINCOLN.  They formerly lived in Victor.

+  Mrs. Carl D. SMITH visited her mother, Mrs. M. A. HARRIS, in Perry, Sunday and Monday, making the trip to Perry with her sister, Miss Mildred I. HARRIS, of Rochester. Her sister and nephew, Mrs. J. J. GURNEY and Richard HARRIS, brought her home, Monday, coming around this way on the trip to their home in Buffalo after a visit with Mrs. HARRIS

+   Roger and Luther GATES left Sunday for their northern home in Ontario, NY, after spending 3 months with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd GATES.  

Herman FLYE and C. E. WILCOX have recently added screens to their porches, which make their places more attractive.

+  The golden wedding anniversary of Rev. and Mrs. W. S. WARREN as celebrated at their home on Walker Avenue, Feb. 21st.  They were married at McGraw, NY.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Friday,         May 5, 1933                         by:  Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Freda E. SPATH of Champlain street, Rochester, announced the engagement of her daughter, Helen E., to William C. KAISER, son of Mr. and Mrs. William KAISER of Victor, at a bridge party given at her home on Friday evening.  The wedding will take place early in September. 

Mrs. L. G. LOOMIS and her daughter, Mrs. Robert Dudley COY, and Mrs. COYE'S children are expected to arrive from San Pedro, Calif., this (Friday) morning.  They were unable to come with Mr. LOOMIS and MR. COYE because of the illness of Mrs. LOOMIS who is recovering from a recent operation. 

FROST - William D. FROST, a former resident in Victor passed away at his home in Holley, Thursday, April 27, 1933, at the age of 66 years.  Mr. FROST, who was one of the best known of Western New York dealers in farm produce, went from Victor in 1896 and purchased the BIDWELL farm in the Ridge Road in Orleans county.  He was one of the pioneer growers of muck crops in that section. In 1911 he moved into Holley and became interested in the produce business which he was conducting up to the time of his death.  Mr. FROST was president of the Board of Trustees of the Holley Presbyterian Church, president of the board of water commissioners, director of the State Exchange Bank of Holley, treasurer of the Holley Cold Storage Co., and a member of Murray Lodge F & AM.  Besides his wife, Harriet Lovejoy FROST, he is survived by two daughters, Miss Edith FROST of Holley and Mrs. Florence EMERY of Victor; two brothers, Fred of Capoc, Mich., and Dewey of Canandaigua and a grandson.  Private funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon and burial was made in Hillside cemetery.

THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday    May 5, 1933    Pg 5, col 2              by: Ron Hanley
Mrs. Ella Hinch Erskine, a lifelong resident of Victor, passed away at her home, Tuesday evening, May 2, 1933, aged 63 years. Mrs. Erskine had been ill for about five weeks. 
The surviving relatives are her husband, Thomas Erskine, two sons and two daughters, Arthur Erskine of Canandaigua, James Erskine of Rochester, Mrs. Lucille Ryan of Victor, Mrs. Loretta DeVelder of Manchester, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Guinan of Rochester, and Mrs. Elizabeth Tobin of Victor, also four grandchildren.  Funeral services were held this Friday morning at the home and at St. Patrick's church. Interment was made in St. Patrick's cemetery.


THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday    May 5, 1933    Front Page, col 1
Leslie G. Loomis, a prominent resident of Victor and for more than fifty years a well known wholesale produce dealer, passed away at the home of his son, Leslie G. Loomis, Jr., early Tuesday morning, May 2, 1933. 
Mr. Loomis had been in failing health for several years, and recently hastened his return from California, where he spent the winter, because of his desire to spend whatever time might remain to him in the familiar places. On Monday he rode from his son's home into this village. Later he found pleasure in sitting upon the porch for a time and in listening to radio numbers. He retired about 7:30 and in the early morning passed peacefully away while sleeping. 
Leslie G. Loomis was born in Farmington, N. Y., April 9, 1857, the second son and fifth child of George and Hannah Ketcham Loomis. He was graduated from Canandaigua Academy, and commenced his business career as a bookkeeper in October 1876. He became a member of the firm of E. S. Norton, wholesale produce dealers, in 1878, and four years
later formed a partnership in the same line with W. C. Woodworth, the firm being Loomis and Woodworth, with offices in Victor. Since August 1, 1906, when Mr. Woodworth retired from business, the firm has been L. G. Loomis and Son, Mr. Loomis having taken his son, L. G. Loomis, Jr., into partnership at that time. 
In politics, Mr. Loomis was a staunch supporter of the Democratic party. He served Victor as postmaster for four years
beginning in 1895, when he was commissioned by President Grover Cleveland. Mr. Loomis was a descendant of some of the earliest New England colonists, his ancestor, Joseph Loomis, having come from England to Connecticut in 1638. 
An ardent love for out of door life and growing things was one of Mr. Loomis outstanding characteristics, and from early Spring until late Autumn the attractive Loomis home on West Main Street is framed in the beauty of blossoming plants and shrubs. His roses have been prize winners at the Rochester rose show, and friends and passersby have shared his enjoyment of the beauty of his grounds. He has also grown a great variety of small fruits and vegetables, much success attending his efforts along those lines. He took great pleasure in buying many bushels of fine apples each Fall, placing them in cold storage and sharing them with his friends in the Spring when cellar stored apples had lost their crispness and flavor, and his thoughtfulness is remembered with much appreciation by those with whom he shared. 
The surviving members of the family are the widow, Mrs. Delia Hunt Loomis, two sons, Leslie G. Jr., and Harry H., both of Victor, a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Coye of San Pedro, California, and seven grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be held from the family home on West Main Street Saturday afternoon, the Rev. Robert G. Higginbotham of Palmyra officiating, assisted by the Rev. George C. Van Artsdalen. Burial will be made in the Boughton Hill cemetery.  The following business associates of Mr. Loomis will act as bearers, J. H. Flanigan, Stanley, George Footer, Victor, J. Milton McMahon, Fairport, John Quinn, Mendon, Spencer Saxby, East Bloomfield, and R. C. Shreve, Rochester.

same paper,  Pg. 5, col 1

Mrs. L. G. Loomis and her daughter, Mrs. Robert Dudley Coye, and Mrs. Coye's children are expected to arrive from San Pedro, Calif., this Friday morning. They were unable to come with Mr. Loomis and Mr. Coye because of the illness of Mr. Loomis, who is recovering from a recent operation.


THE VICTOR HERALD   Fri,  May 12, 1933     Pg 1, col  3         by: Ron Hanley   

A pretty home wedding took place Saturday afternoon at 5:30 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob DeGroote, in Shortsville, when their daughter, Miss Helen S. DeGroote, was united in marriage to Walter J. Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Allen of Victor, in the presence of the immediate families. 
The Rev. S. Attridge, rector of the Episcopal church in Palmyra, performed the ceremony. The attendants were Mr. and Mrs. George Mapes and Emma Kennedy, a sister of the bride, of Shortsville, and Arthur Allen of Victor. 
A wedding dinner was served at 6 o'clock, decorations of the table and rooms being in yellow and green. Following the dinner, Mr. and Mrs. Allen left on a motor trip. They will reside in Victor.  Out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Allen, Jeanette and Esther Allen, of Victor, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Secora and George Mapes, Sr., of Lyons, and the Rev. and Mrs. Attridge of Palmyra.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Friday, May 26, 1933    Pg 5            by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. George W. BOUGHTON entertained at dinner last Saturday, for Miss Ruth C. EWER, whose birthday fell on Monday and for Frank T. ROWLEY whose natal anniversary was on Sunday.  the out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Luther MOYER of Canandaigua and Fred WHITE of Buffalo.

Miss Jane HILL, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell HILL and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. HILL, is a member of the Class of 1933, of the Pontiac (Mich.) Senior High School.  Handsome invitations to the commencement exercises have been received by some of the Victor friends.

Mr. and Mrs. James WALDORF and children moved Wednesday, from the WALDORF house on Maple avenue to Cohocton, where Mr. WALDORF is in charge of Larrow's buckwheat mills.  Mirl WALDORF, who has been in charge of the Larrow's mills for several years, has gone to Penn Yan to manage the Birkett Mills.

Mrs. R. O. WHITNEY, Mrs. O. L. POLHEMUS, Mrs. Ralph W. SMITH and Mrs. Fred C. GREEN attended a luncheon given by Mrs. WHITNEY'S sister, Mrs. F. J. GARRISON, at her home in Rochester, Monday. 

Mrs. W. B. GALLUP and her daughter and grandson, Mrs. Harold HUTCHENS and Harold Jr., of Rochester, are on their way home from Minneapolis by automobile and are expected to arrive here next Monday.

Miss Cora B. OSBORNE, who has been in Portland, Ore., for several months, and her niece, Miss Elizabeth OSBORNE, who joined her there, several weeks ago, plan to start for Victor, June 5th and are expected to arrive here on the 9th.  

Mrs. George W. BOUGTON and W. J. HARSCH accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Luther MOYER of Canandaigua on a Sunday motor trip to Elbridge, where they were guests of Mrs. BOUGHTON'S cousin, Mrs. Ida PIERCE and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence WALL

Mr. and Mrs. Francis MC CRONE of Niagara Falls, George MC CRONE of Detroit, Mr. and Mrs. Charles DAILEY of Pittsburgh, Mr. and Mrs. Milton MC MAHON of Fairport, Mr. and Mrs. John M. MC CARTHY and Fred MC CARTHY of Rochester, were among the out of town friends who attended the funeral of Edward MC MAHON, Tuesday morning.  

Mr. and Mrs. Charles PERHAMUS and daughter of Caledonia, called on W. A. HIGINBOTHAM, one evening last week.  They were accompanied by an uncle, John H. PERHAMUS of Brookline, near Boston, who was station agent at Fishers from about 1874 to 1884 and was also in the New York Central service in Canandaigua and other places hereabouts.  He greatly enjoyed the visit with Mr. HIGINBOTHAM and made inquiry concerning many of his former friends and acquaintances here.  Mr. PERHAMUS was with the New York Central until 1921, when he was retired because of age limit. Now, at the age of 82 years, hi is as sprightly as many persons form 65 to 70 years old and is able to enjoy the leisure that the years have brought to him.

THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday     May 26, 1933    Pg 5, col 1     by: Ron Hanley
Joe Chambers of the United States Navy, a cousin of Miss Estella VanDenbergh, wrote to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Chambers of North Bloomfield, March 22nd, saying that he expected to leave Manila for this country in May on the government transport, Henderson, but finishing his letter, later, said he might have to wait until July or August.  He wrote of his experiences in Shanghai, last year, and said he and his comrades were scheduled to leave for South China on April 11th. He said the depression had hit the navy to the extent of a 15 per cent cut in pay.

THE VICTOR HERALD     June 9, 1933     Pg 5, col 1        by: Ron Hanley          
John J. Brady, Victor hardware merchant, was among the parents and friends who accompanied the Canandaigua and Penn Yan band members on the trip to the Chicago World's Fair, leaving on the band special Wednesday morning. 
Mr. Brady's son, John Jr., is a member of the Canandaigua band of about 50 students, which won first honors in the New York State Class B contest, and is representing this state at the national student's band contest in Chicago. Penn Yan won second place in the state contest. The train was carrying 167 musicians and their friends when it left Canandaigua.

Page 5, col 2

W. Bushnell Osborne, a native of Victor who has done notable work in the United States forestry service in the Northwest, has been confined to a hospital in Portland, Ore., suffering from a fracture of his jaw.
During the past two years Mr. Osborne has overtaxed himself in his work with the result that on May 30th he suddenly collapsed while walking along a Portland street, and fell just as he was passing a hospital in which he has since been a patient.
Physicians advise him that he must have at least two months of absolute rest. Mr. Osborne is a son of Mrs. W. B. Osborne of this village.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle                  Wednesday                      June 7, 1933           by:  Dianne Thomas

EWER, Cecelia C., entered into rest at her home on Main St., Victor NY, June 6th. She is survived by 2 sons,  Willard G. and Frank A.; one daughter, Ruth C., one grandchild. Dorothy, of Victor.

Services from the home of her son, Frank, on Maple Ave., Thursday at 3 30 p m,  Rev. George VanArttdalen officiating. Interment in Boughton Hill Cemetery.   Arrangements by Emery & Malone.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Friday, June 9, 1933                by: Dianne Thomas

Mr. and Mrs. J. J. GURNEY, Richard HARRIS and Howard CALDWELL, all of Buffalo, visited Mr. and Mrs. Carl D. SMITH at Canandaigua Lake, within the past few days.  Mr. and Mrs. SMITH occupied their cottage there from Saturday until Wednesday morning, when they returned home.

Rev. and Mrs. Nelson L. LOBDELL, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. KILLAM, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. BOUGHTON, Mr. and Mrs. Linus C. BOUGHTON, Mrs. Ida M. PARMELE, Miss Lydia NORTH, Mrs. Mercy NORTH, Mrs. George W. BOUGHTON, Miss Alice E. GOODNOW, Mrs. Gulia WILBUR, Mrs. H. W. TORJE and F. E. COBB, attend the centennial meeting of the Ontario Association of Universalists and the centennial celebration of the Bristol Universalist church, at Bristol, Wednesday.

Benjamin F. PHILLIPS of East Bloomfield, son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton PHILLIPS and known to many Victor people, left on the band special, Wednesday, for Chicago, on his way to park Falls, Wis., where he will be a superintendent in forestry at one of the government conservation camps.  He is a student in Syracuse university.  Mr. and Mrs. Royal S. COPELAND of Suffern, were Tuesday night guests at the PHILLIPS home.  Mr. COPELAND, a son of United Stated Senator COPELAND of New York, is a fraternity brother of young Mr. PHILLIPS

Canandaigua Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, NY    Sunday,   August 13, 1933           by: Ron Hanley 
VICTOR  -   Lewis R. Simonds, the former owner of the A. Simonds and Son General Store, died yesterday August 12, at Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua. He was 78.  Mr. Simonds was remembered today by friends as a quiet man, who always kept busy in the community.  Louie was always a real nice guy to get along with, said Don Green, who knew Simonds through the Victor Fire Department. He was a good worker. 
Mr. Simonds was a life member of the Fire Department, a member of Milnopr Lodge 139, a past president of the Victor Chamber of Commerce, and a past officer of the Victor Rod and Gun Club. Besides working at the General Store & Mr. Simonds worked as a school bus driver and a postal carrier. 
He is survived by his wife, June, a son and daughter-in-law, James and Carol Simonds of Victor, a daughter and son-in-law, Lynne and John Ralston of Victor, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Willis and Catherine Simonds of Bloomfield and Donald and Dorothy Simonds of Victor, three grandsons, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held tomorrow from the funeral home. A private burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery.

THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday     July 28, 1933      Pg  5, col 2    by: Ron Hanley

 PEOPLE YOU KNOW -  Mrs. William Gouldrick has returned home after a visit of about a week with relatives in Michigan.

Mrs. Stuart R. Estes motored to Utica, Sunday, accompanied by her mother, Mrs. M. H. Helm, and by Mrs. Marshall McLouth and son, William, and brought Miss Thayer McLouth, a student nurse in the Utica Memorial Hospital, home for her vacation.

THE VICTOR HERALD Friday August 4, 1933,     Pg  5, col  2   by: Ron Hanley
 PEOPLE YOU KNOW -  Miss Estella VanDenbergh is in Manchester this week, at the  home of Mr. and Mrs. Bird Farnsworth.

THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday    August 18, 1933    Pg  5, col  3         by: Ron Hanley                
The marriage of Miss Helen C. Keefe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Keefe, to Matthias J. Rausch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Matthias L. Rausch of Waterloo, took place Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock at St. Patrick's church, the Rev. J. W. E. Kelly officiating. 
The bride wore a dark blue traveling dress of triple sheer crepe trimmed with white, and carried an arm bouquet of yellow Venetian roses. She was attended by Miss Helen Rausch, sister of the groom, who wore raspberry red crepe with a black satin turban and carried Talisman roses. Donald Keefe, brother of the bride, was best man, and the ushers were Arthur Keefe, brother of the bride, and Lawrence Rausch, brother of the groom. A wedding breakfast was served to the immediate family at the home of the bride. 
Prenuptial events included a variety shower by Mrs. Frank Keefe of Canandaigua, a variety shower by the former force of the Victor Telephone office at the home of Miss Ruth Ewer, a variety shower by the Misses Crystal Turner and Helen Rausch, a variety shower by the Mrs. Arthur Keefe and Mrs. Leonard Barry, a linen shower by the local force of the telephone office. After a short Eastern trip Mr. and Mrs. Rausch will reside in Waterloo.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY     Friday            August 18, 1933                by:  Dianne Thomas

Matters About Town

+  A daughter was born, August 6th in a Rochester hospital to Mr. and Mrs. W. W. SIMONDS

+ A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Abraham HENDRICKS at the Thompson memorial hospital in Canandaigua, August 16th.

Mr. and Mrs. Clare C. WOOLSTON and two children attended the CROSBY-WHEELER wedding in Ithaca, Wednesday. 

Mrs. Frank A. EWER and daughter, Dorothy, left Tuesday to spend a few days with Mrs. Hale JOHNSON at Cayuga lake. 

Margaret HAYES, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William HAYES, was operated on for appendicitis at the Thompson Memorial hospital in Canandaigua, Tuesday, August 15th.  

Mr. and Mrs. George W. HIGINBOTHAM and children, Paul and Phyllis, returned home Saturday, after having visited Mrs. HIGINBOTHAM'S father, the Rev. A. M. SPANGER, in Tyringham, Mass., and having spent a week at Harwich port on Cape Cod. 

Mrs. A. T. BENNETT, who has been suffering from a rash and swelling which it was feared might prove to be erysipelas, went to the Strong Memorial hospital in Rochester, Tuesday for observation.  It was decided that the trouble came from infection by weeds or plants, and Mrs. BENNETT went to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur PULSE, in Rochester, to remain for a time. 

Mrs. John E. MC CARTHY was badly cut, last Friday morning, when she slipped while passing the grade door in her home and her right arm shattered the glass door.  Thirty stitches were required to close the cuts which she received.  First aid was given her and the dressing of the wounds was completed at the Thompson Memorial hospital at Canandaigua.  Mrs. MC CARTHY and two of her children are now with her mother, Mrs. Mary BURKE in Canandaigua, and the other two children are with relatives in Manchester.  The injured arm in free from infection, and Mrs. MC CARTHY'S progress toward recovery is as rapid as could be expected. 

+  The annual reunion of the REEVES family was held at the Earl WASHBURN farm home on the Mendon-Ionia road, last Sunday.  A picnic dinner and sports were enjoyed.  


People You Know

Mr. and Mrs. F. A. EWER and daughter, Dorothy, and Miss Ruth C. EWER, attended the REEVES family reunion at the Earl WASHBURN farm last Sunday.

Miss Grace O'CONNER spent Sunday in Canandaigua, the guest of friends.

Mrs. George FAIRCHILDS of Cleveland, is visiting her sister, Mrs. George M. GARDINER and family this week.  

Mrs. W. B. GALLUP went to Rochester, Wednesday, to visit her daughter, Mrs. Harold G. HUTCHENS and family. 

John MICKELSON, Edith ECKLER, Carl GARDNER and Pearl ECKLER were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. William FREDERICK of Victor.  

Mrs. Asa B. JONES, returned home, Wednesday, after having been a guest of her cousin, Mrs. Elmer BOW in Romulus, for several days. 

Mrs. H. R. GILLIS and her brother, George GRINNELL of Farmington, visited two aged aunts, Mrs. Mark HOWARD and Mrs. Kate HOFFMAN in Fairville, Sunday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. OLNEY and Mr. and Mrs. Ellis T. BOUGHTON left, Wednesday noon, for a visit to the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago. 

Mr. and Mrs. W. F. NEWMAN of Jarvis and their cousin, Mrs. W. B. BROWN of Fenwick Ontario, spent last week with Mrs. NEWMAN's sister, Mrs. John SCHRADER and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl D. SMITH spent Saturday night and Sunday with relatives in Buffalo, their visit being a surprise to Mrs. SMITH'S sister, Mrs. J. J. GURNEY, whose birthday was last Saturday.

Mrs. Carl D. SMITH was a guest of her sister, Miss Mildred I. HARRIS at dinner in Rochester, Wednesday evening and also at a presentation of "Tug Boat Annie" at the Rochester Theatre. 

+  Rev. Norman REIBLING and Mrs. REIBLING with their son and daughter, Harvey and Sadie Lou, all of Campden, Ontario, spent Monday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry DAUM

Rev. Yost BRANDT, pastor of the local Lutheran church, and his family have returned to their home in Pittsford, after having spent a 3 weeks vacation at Butterfield Lake, near Redwood, NY.

Charles HAWKINS who has been attending Summer School at Syracuse University, arrived here last Saturday, to spend the remainder of the vacation season with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. G. HAWKINS

Allen HAWKINS, who has been taking a course of study in the Columbia University Summer school, is expected to arrive, Saturday, to spend the remainder of the summer vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. G. HAWKINS

Mrs. C. E. COLLINS and daughter, Shirley, of Rochester, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. R. GILLIS and her sister, Mrs. O.E. KERSKE, over the weekend, while Mr. COLLINS was on a business trip to New York City, Binghamton and other points.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas TISCHER and daughter, Helen, and Ralph MC CARTHY and daughter, Mary, motored Tuesday, to the Century of Progress Exposition. 

Mrs. Monroe GARDINER of Warsaw is visiting her son, George M. GARDINER and family this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. GREEN, their nephew, Roger GREEN, Mr. and Mrs. Russell F. SIMONDS and their sons, Lewis and Donald, left Wednesday for a motor trip into the Adirondack mountains and a sojourn at Edgar R. MEAD'S came near Clearwater.

Mr. and Mrs. Ira A. COREY drove to Palmyra, Tuesday, with their daughter, Mrs. Lyle F. BAIER of Canandaigua, who took a train there for Ilion, where she is visiting Miss Olive HOYT.  Mr. BAIER will drive to Ilion Sunday and Mrs. BAIER will return home with him.  

Mrs. John CARLILE and daughter, Mrs. John CORBIN and Mrs. CORBIN'S daughter, Grace.  The guests came with a surprise dinner. Mrs. CARLILE is the widow of Mrs. O'CONNOR'S brother, John.  The party motored from Rome, NY. 


The Victor Herald, Victor, NY     Friday           September 8, 1933                by:  Dianne Thomas

KAISER - SPATH - The marriage of Miss Helen E. SPATH, daughter of Mrs. Freda E. SPATH of Rochester and William C. KAISER, son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. KAISER of Victor, was solemnized at Emmanuel Lutheran church in Rochester, Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock, the Rev. F. E. REISSIG officiating.  Preceding the ceremony, Miss Grace MURRAY offered selections on the organ and Mrs. Burton SAUTTER of Lyons, cousin of the bride, sage "Because".  The bride, who was given in marriage by her mother, wore her mother's wedding gown of white net-point d'esprit, trimmed with lace over satin.  Her veil was of tulle and face arranged in cap fashion with a wreath of orange blossoms and she carried a shower bouquet of brides roses and euphorbia.  She was attended by Miss Verna KAISER, sister of the bridegroom, who wore a gown of nile green flat crepe with slippers to match and carried a bouquet of yellow roses and larkspur.  Miss Dorothy REISSIG and Miss Mary Lou BARTHOLOMEW were flower girls.  They both wore dresses of yellow organdie and carried baskets of garden flowers.  The bridegroom had as best man, his cousin, Robert WORTHY, and for ushers,  Elmer KAISER of Victor, also a cousin and Harry DALE.  The bride's mother wore a lace gown of deep lilac shade with a corsage of gardenias.  The bridegrooms mother wore a flowered crepe gown with a corsage of gardenias.  The church was decorated with garden flowers, palms and altar candles.  

Following the ceremony, a dinner was served to the bridal party and the immediate relatives at the home of the bridegroom in Victor.  Prenuptial events were given by Mrs. Anna WORTHY, Mrs. Fred KAISER, Mrs. Clarence DUNN, Mrs. Emma JACK, Mrs. Howard T. CASE and Mrs. S. J. CAMPBELL, the officers and teachers of Emmanuel Lutheran Sunday School, Mrs. Elmer METZ and the Emmanuel orchestra members, the bride's former associates in the Monroe county clerk's office, Mrs. Burton SAULTER and Mrs. Adam STELL of Lyons.  The couple left immediately for Chicago, where the bridegroom will complete his preparation for the ministry at the Chicago Lutheran Seminary.  


MILLS - DURNIN - The wedding of Miss Alma DURNIN, daughter of Mrs. James MC NAMARA of Victor, and Preston MILLS, son of Mrs. Louise MILLS of Seneca Falls, took place at 9 o'clock Saturday morning in the rectory of St. Patrick's church in Seneca Falls.  The Rev. B. L. QUIRK preformed the ceremony.  The bride wore a gown of brown crepe with matching accessories while her sister, Miss Helen DURNIN, as bridesmaid, wore a gown of eel gray with matching accessories. William FUESS Jr. was best man.  (rest is cut off)

THE VICTOR HERALD Friday September 15, 1933  Front Page, col 3      by: Ron Hanley  
William Gouldrick of Victor, 24 years old, Edward VanCaesseele of Shortsville, 45, and Kenneth Bliss of Canandaigua, 33, were seriously injured, Wednesday morning at about 6:30 o'clock, when a truck and a sedan collided at Buffalo and Howard roads in Rochester. 
Peter DeWandell of Palmyra, 21, the truck driver, and Charles Bailey of Victor, 35, were also injured. All were taken to St. Mary's hospital in Rochester except Bailey, whose cut left hand was treated by an ambulance surgeon. 
Besides lacerations, skull fractures may have been received by Gouldrick, who has been unconscious most of the time since the accident, and by VanCaesseele.  Bliss, driver of the sedan received shoulder injuries. Glenn Johnson of Holcomb, was unhurt. 
The truck, Eastbound in Buffalo road, was occupied by the owner, VanCaesseele and his driver, DeWandell. The other four men were in the sedan, traveling North in Howard road, on their way to work on a road project.
 THE VICTOR HERALD  Friday  October 27, 1933  Pg 5, col 2
William Gouldrick, who was seriously injured in an automobile collision, September 13th, came home from St. Mary's hospital in Rochester, Wednesday. He is now making good progress toward recovery.

THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday    September 29, 1933         Front Page,  col 4          by: Ron Hanley      
James W. Broderick of Batavia, a brother of Thomas and John Broderick of Victor, was struck and instantly killed by a Lehigh Valley express train, Thursday September 21st, as he was inspecting track Easy of the Ellicott Street crossing in Batavia.  Mr. Broderick, who was 63 years old, had been , has been a section foreman for the Lehigh for 43 years, and had lived in Batavia for 36 years. 
The surviving relatives are his widow, three sons, four daughters, three brothers and three sisters. Mrs. John Randall of Farmington is one of the sisters.  Funeral services were held in St. Joseph's church in Batavia, Saturday morning.

THE VICTOR HERALD    Fri,   Oct 27, 1933   pg 7, col 1                         by: Ron Hanley

Obituary - MURRELL - Funeral services for Michael MURRELL, aged 79 years, who died at his home, Saturday, after a long illness, were held Tuesday afternoon from the home.  The Rev. H. L. GAYLORD, of St. John's Episcopal church at Canandaigua, officiated.  Interment was the East Bloomfield cemeteryMr. MURRELL was born in the town of East Bloomfield, August 15, 1863, son of the late George and Olive Hancock MURRELL, where his entire left had been spent.  He was married March 11, 1886, to Evelina MORROW.  Besides his wife he leaves two daughters, Mrs. William CREEDON and Mrs. Milton PAGE; also one granddaughter, Miss Avis CREEDON, of this place.  

The Victor Herald,   Victor, NY          Friday           Oct 27, 1933                by:  Dianne Thomas

Mr. and Mrs. Walter PHILLIPS and Mrs. Hiram CASE were Sunday guests of friends in Cortland.  Mrs. CASE is spending the week with her sister, at Lodi.  

Mrs. Spencer E. SAXBY was hostess for a meeting of the bridge club, Friday afternoon.  Honors were won by Mrs. Mae GILMORE and Mrs. Max RUBENSTEIN.  

+   Miss Leone MEEHAN attended a birthday party last Friday night.

Alice TOBEY got her driver's license last week.

Edna CLOHECY and Mary WOODARD visited school, Wednesday.

Miss Lucille THOMPSON entertained her father, mother and Mr. and Mrs. RICH for dinner, Monday night.

Warren MC WILLIAMS, a member of the 5th and 6th grade room, is serious ill with poison ivy.  

+   Martin BAKER from Bristol Center, has entered first grade.  

THE VICTOR HERALD                   December 1933                         by: Ron Hanley
Charles Chambers, A Native Of Victor, Walks Miles At 86
Charles Chambers, who was born in Victor, December 14, 1847, celebrated his 86th birthday at his home in North Bloomfield, Thursday, in the enjoyment of such good health that he likes to walk a few miles for exercise, and not only plants and cultivates his garden each season, but also spades the ground. When a youngster, he moved to Honeoye Falls with his parents, and as a boy ran away to join the Navy. 
Mr. Chambers is a Civil War veteran, and was on blockade off Fort Fisher for four or five months. He witnessed the battle there December 24, 25, 1864. For two years after the hostilities ceased, he served on the sloops, Rhode Island and Susquehanna, spending the winters in the West Indies and the summers in cruising along the Atlantic coast as far north as New Brunswick. 
In 1869 Mr. Chambers traveled to California over the first across the continent railroad, and for six years he operated a hoisting engine for the company which built the Central Pacific railroad between San Francisco and Sacramento. 
In 1878, he was married to Miss Jennie Ideson, of North Bloomfield. He owned and operated a general store and was postmaster there for 20 years. 
Mr. and Mrs. Chambers have two daughters, Mrs. B. S. Carmichael, of Rochester, and Mrs. Don Braisie, of Michigan, and two sons, Horace, of North Bloomfield, and Joseph Chambers, a retired officer of the Navy, now at the home of his parents. 
The late Mrs. Elvira VanDenbergh of Victor, wife of John W. VanDenbergh, was a sister of Mr. Chambers, who now has a niece and nephew, Miss Estella, and Ray C. VanDenbergh, living in Victor, the town of his birth. Mrs. R. Milton Hanley, of Canandaigua, is a great niece of Mr. Chambers.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle                 Thursday         December 7, 1933                  by:  Dianne Thomas

FATAL CRASH HURTS BRINGS SECOND DEATH - Perry Man, Driver of the Other Car, Succumbs in Hospital

Canandaigua. Dec. 6 -  The second death in the fatal automobile accident on the Buffalo Road Monday morning in which Mrs. Myra Turner, 23. of Farmington was killed, occurred here today when David Greenleaf, 26, of Perry, driver of the other car in the head-on crash, died of internal injuries.

Greenleaf's death was at the Memorial Hospital, where Russell Sherman, 19. of Farmington, driver of the car in which Miss Turner was riding, and his sister, Miss Leona Sherman, also a passenger, are suffering from injuries.

Greenleaf, who was associated with the State College of Agriculture at Ithaca, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Greenleaf of Perry. 

Besides his parents, he is survived by a sister, Miss Dorothy Greenleaf, and an adopted sister and brother. His body was taken to Perry today.  

Funeral services for Miss Turner were conducted at the home in Farmington this afternoon, with burial in Boughton Hill Cemetery at Victor.

The Shortsville Enterprise       Thursday                 December 7, 1933               by:  Dianne Thomas

Farmington Girl Dies in Auto Crash; Three Others Are Injured -  Miss Myrna Turner of Farmington and three companions, also of Farmington, were seriously injured in a collision between two cars on the Buffalo road, about three miles west of East Bloomfield about 7 o'clock Monday morning.

The injured were all taken to the Memorial hospital in Canandaigua, where Miss Turner died of a broken neck, shortly after she arrived. Russell Sherman and his sister, Miss Leona, are suffering from severe lacerations and bruises. David Greenleaf of Perry, the driver of the other car, is the least injured, but is suffering from a shock and a dislocation of the left knee.

The crash is reported to have occurred when Russell Sherman, at the wheel of the car in which the two girls were riding, sought to pass another car, which was also proceeding west on the Buffalo road. Sherman apparently failed to notice the approach of a sedan driven by Greenleaf, from the east.  Sherman, at the time, was driving the girls back to Geneseo, where they were studying at the Normal School. Greenleaf was on his way to Ithaca.

The deceased, Myrna Ella Turner, was born October 25, 1910, the daughter of Ernest E. and Mary Louise Warren Turner of Victor. She had resided in the township of Farmington for fifteen years and was a graduate of Manchester High School, and would have graduated from Geneseo Normal in June.

The survivors are her parents, one sister, Miss Lola, and one brother, Anson, all of Farmington. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock  from her late home, the Rev. Leon L. Swarthout, pastor of Manchester Baptist church, officiating.  The interment was made in the Boughton Hill cemetery at Victor.

THE VICTOR HERALD         Friday             December 8, 1933        Pg 8, col  2      by: Ron Hanley



Thomas L. Hyland passed away at his home in Rochester, Friday, December 1, 1933.  He is survived by three sons and one daughter, Charles A., William J., Walter W. Hyland, Mrs. John J. McWilliams, four brothers, George and Charles Hyland, of Rochester, William Hyland of Holcomb, and James Hyland of Wabash, Ind., also four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held from his home, 77 Macbeth street, Monday morning. Burial was made in St. Patrick's cemetery in Victor.



Mrs. Julia Gleason O'Neil, wife of John O'Neil, died suddenly at her home on West Main street, Friday morning, December 8, 1933.  Mrs. O'Neil had suffered from heart trouble for about two years.  She was 57 years old and had lived in Victor township since her marriage 26 years ago, having come here from Lima. The family moved from the farm into Victor village in 1920. Mrs. O'Neil was devoted to her home and family and was very fond of books and flowers.
 Surviving relatives are her husband, John O'Neil, a son, Clifford, who is a patient in Iola Sanitarium, two daughters, M. Dorothy, who teaches near Honeoye Falls, and M. Ruth, who is at home, two sister, Mrs. John Eichenger and Miss Frances Gleason, both of Rochester, and three brothers, James and Michael of Lima, and Dennis of Chicago.
Funeral services will be held from the family home, Monday morning, at 8:30, and from St. Patrick's church at 9 o'clock. Burial
will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.

The Nunda News, Nunda, NY                              Friday                     December 8, 1933                by:  Dianne Thomas

Geneseo Normal School Student Killed in Auto Crash Near Canandaigua Monday

Myrna Turner, 19-year-old Geneseo Normal School student, was fatally injured in an automobile collision near Canandaigua early Monday morning, and died in an ambulance on her way to the Canandaigua hospital.

The accident occurred three miles west of East Bloomfield at 7 a. m., and it is said was due to fog and slippery roads.  

Miss Turner was riding in a car with Russell Sherman, 19, of Manchester, and Leona Sherman, 21, also of Manchester, all students at the Geneseo school.

David Greenleaf, 23. of Perry, employed at the N. Y. State Agricultural Station at Geneva, was driving alone in his sedan. The cars collided head-on, but remained upright. 

Miss Turner is survived, by her parents, a sister and a brother, all of Farmington. Miss Turner's companions and Mr. Greenleaf were all taken to the Canandaigua hospital for treatment.


-A second Article- 

CANANDAIGUA, Dec. 6 - The second death in the fatal automobile accident on the Buffalo Road Monday morning in which Miss Myrna Turner, 23, of Farmington, was killed, occurred here today when David Greenleaf, 26, of Perry, driver of the other car in the head-on crash, died of internal injuries.

Greenleaf's death occurred at the Memorial Hospital, where Russell Sherman, 19, of Farmington, driver of the car in which Miss Turner was riding, and his sister, Miss Leona Sherman, also a passenger, are suffering from injuries. 

Greenleaf, who was associated with the State College of Agriculture at  Ithaca, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Greenleaf of Perry. Besides his parents he is survived by a sister, Miss Dorothy Greenleaf, and an adopted sister and brother. 

His body was taken to Perry today.  Funeral services for Miss Turner were conducted at the home in Farmington this afternoon, with burial in Boughton Hill Cemetery at Victor.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY   Friday,   December 8, 1933              by:  Dianne Thomas

Looking back 30 years ago:

Mrs. Caroline PECK, widow of William PECK, had died at her home here on December 1st, aged 69 years.  


Looking back 20 years ago:

Miss Margaret KEATING had died very suddenly at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. ALDRIDGE on Maple avenue, where she had been carried after becoming ill while on her way home from church.  


Looking back 10 years ago:

Patrick H. TOOMEY, formerly of Victor, had died in Rochester, aged 73 years.  


+  Unemployed May Register In Victor, Saturday Morning  -  Unemployed residents of Victor, who desire work under the Federal Civil Works Administration will be given an opportunity to register at the town offices in the Gallup block, Saturday morning, from 9 to 12.  Harold MEAD of this village, who has been assisting in the work of registering the unemployed throughout the county, will be in charge of the registration here. 


+ Native of Mendon Passes 89th Birthday - Mrs. Mary Burt LEWIS of Honeoye Falls, celebrated her 89th birthday, November 29th.  She was born in the town of Mendon, her parents having been pioneer settles of the Genesee country.  Her husband, the late Louis LEWIS, was a Civil war veteran and Mrs. LEWIS has vivid memories of the Civil war and its aftermath of depression.  She is still active, enjoys motoring and found an airplane ride, about a year ago, a pleasant experience.  Mrs. LEWIS has four daughters, Mrs. Benjamin AUSTIN, Honeoye Falls, with whom she lives; Mrs. Elizabeth RICHARDS, Mrs. Harley S. MURPHY of Rochester; and Mrs. W. J. ECKLER of Victor, and two sons, Eugene of Honeoye Falls and Frank of Titusville, Pa. 


Rochester Democrat and Chronicle                   Saturday                        December 23, 1933           by:  Dianne Thomas

Mrs.  MARY CHAPMAN LADD - Victor, Dec. 22 -  Mrs. Mary Chapman Ladd, 78. widow of John M. Ladd, died at the Ladd homestead in High Street, today. She was born in Hopewell and had lived in Victor since her marriage, more than 60 years ago. 

The surviving relatives are a daughter, Mrs. Morton F. Lock of Dobbs Ferry, and four grandchildren, Mrs. LaVern Norton of Richfield Springs, Miss Inez Lock of Dobbs Ferry, Gerald and Jane Plimpton of Schenectady.

Funeral services will be at the homestead at 3:10 p. m. Sunday. Burial will be in the Boughton Hill Cemetery.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle                   Sunday                        December 24, 1933           by:  Dianne Thomas

LADD - Mary Chapman Ladd, wife of of the late John M. Ladd, entered into rest at her home in Victor, NY, Dec. 22nd.   She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Morton F. Locke, of Dobbs Ferry, four grandchildren, Mrs. Laverne A. Norton of Richfield Springs, Inez Locke of Dobbe Ferry, Gerald L. &  Jane A. Plimpton of Schenectady, NY.

Service from the home Sunday, at 2:30 pm., the Rev. Nelson Lobdell, officiating, with interment at Boughton Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Emery A Malone

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