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Victor  News

1936 - 1937

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VICTOR HERALD            1936                       by: Ron Hanley
Marian Barry, 6 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clement Barry of Brace Street, sustained a fractured arm, Thursday night, in a fall
from a beam in the barn at her home. The break was reduced at Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY          Friday          Jan 3, 1936          by: Dianne Thomas  

ENGERT - Mrs. Emma Engert at her home in Victor on Thursday, Jan. 2. 1936 She leaves her husband, Charles: one brother. Fred

Isler of Rochester: five daughters, Clara Brizee and Edna Anderson of Fairport. Hattie and Esther Engert of Victor and Ethel Engert

of Macedon; three sons, Fred of Pittsford, Charles, of Victor and George, of East Rochester, and several grandchildren.

Funeral services on Saturday, Jan. 4. at 2.30 p. m. at First Methodist Church in Victor. Interment at Boughton Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Robert C. Sale.


Livonia NY Gazette   & Lima NY Recorder                   Friday                   Jan 3, 1936                    by: Dianne Thomas 

Mrs. Nettie Kingsley Estes, 71, died at her home in Syracuse, Wednesday evening. Dec. 25. Surviving are one son,  Raymond Estes of Syracuse; one sister. Mrs. Thos. Doolittle or Naples: and two brothers. Fred Kingsley of Honeoye and Walter Kingsley of Victor.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p. m. Sunday from the home of her brother, Walter Kingsley, with burial in Boughton Hill cemetery. Victor.

The Patriot and Free Press, Cuba, NY                      Sept 14, 1935                   by: Dianne Thomas 

Mr. and Mrs. Francis Cornelius motored to fonia Saturday and called on Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Mericle then on to Boughton Hill cemetery, at Victor to put a marker on the late Ervin Smith's grave.

THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday    January 17, 1936      Front Page, col 3    by: Ron Hanley
Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Marie Brown of Canandaigua to Leroy G. Prosser of Victor, R. D. No. 2, which took place December 24th, at 8 o'clock at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Prosser
The Rev. Stephen S. Pratt of Canandaigua, retired Methodist minister, performed the ceremony. The bride was attended by Miss Margaret Wright of Honeoye, and Ella Prosser, brother of the groom, was best man.  Following the ceremony, supper was served to 20 guests. Mr. and Mrs. Prosser will live with his parents for the present.

The following wedding chronicle is taken from the Long Island Daily Press of Tuesday, January 7, 1936:

The groom is a grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bolivar Ellis of Victor, his mother being the former Isabel Ellis of this village. He has many friends in Victor, having frequently visited here during his boyhood. 

Dorothy Gertrude McPherson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David A. McPherson of the Bronx, became the bride Sunday of Ellis Wareham Wilder, son of Mr. and Mrs. George F. Wilder of 94-13 Hollis Court Boulevard, Queens Village. The wedding was held at St. James Episcopal church, the Bronx, with the Rev. L. A. Lichtfield officiating. 
The bride wore a princess gown of white satin with a long train, and a tulle veil trimmed with orange blossoms. She carried white rosebuds and lilies of the valley. Her attendant, Flora Mellon, of the Bronx, wore a pink net frock with a blue horse hair picture hat and a bouquet of Tailisman roses.   Herbert Husson of Garden City was best man. Ushers were George F. Wilder Jr., brother of the bridegroom and Clark Newman of Chicago, uncle of the bride. Following a reception, supper was served in the church parlors for the immediate families and friends. The couple are living at 5047 211th street, Bayside Hills. 
The bride is a graduate of the Jenny Hunter Kindergarten Training school, and the Katherine Gibbs school.  Mr. Wilder was graduated from Jamaica High School and St. Lawrence University. He is a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, secretary of the Men's club of the Hollis Unitarian Church, and is employed in the commercial department of the New York Telephone Company in Jamaica. His father is chairman of the mathematics department of John Adams High school and his mother is active in club circles.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY   Friday,    Jan 17, 1936                 by: Dianne Thomas  

Obituary - HAILEY - John W. HAILEY, a lifelong resident of Fishers, passed away at his home there, Friday morning, January 17, 1936, aged 77 years.  He had been in poor health for 3 years.  Mr. HAILEY retired on September 3, 1928, after 48 years of service on the New York Central railroad.  He was well known throughout this section and had a large circle of friends, not only those of his own age, but also among young people and children who enjoyed his genial personality.  These friends cheered him by frequent visits during his long illness.   The surviving relatives are his widow, Mrs. Julia Concannon HAILEY; a daughter, Mrs. Loyal WHALEY, of Honeoye Falls; a foster son, Robert CONCANNON of Rochester; a brother, Michael HAILEY of Buffalo and several nieces and nephews.  

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY   Friday,    March 6, 1936                 by: Dianne Thomas  

Matters About Town

+  A daughter, Mary Helen, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Allen LA CLARE of Fishers, Tuesday, March 3rd.

S. I. NORTHRUP slipped and fell while delivering milk Sunday morning.  One of his shoulders was injured but no bones were broken.

George R. SEARLE, New York Central station agent at Clifton Springs, has been ill at his home here, this week.  He is now considerably better.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred WEIGERT and little son, moved Monday, from an apartment in the Thorton building on West Main street, to E. G. SHILLING's farm.

Mrs. J. C. VANDERBROOKE was stricken with paralysis early Monday morning.  She suffered from a second stroke, Wednesday morning, and is in critical condition.  

Mr. and Mrs. SIGRIST entertained Miss Estella VAN DENBERGH at dinner last Sunday, in celebration of Miss VAN DENBERGH'S birthday.


People You Know

Miss Catherine TASSONE visited Mrs. William SIMMONDS, Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph MA MONNE visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rocco TASSONE, Monday.

Miss Sara M. HARRINGTON, who has been ill for several weeks, in now able to be downstairs a part of each day.

Mr. and Mrs. Francis MC CRONE of Niagara Falls, visited Mr. MC CRONE'S mother, Mrs. Mary MC CRONE, last Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. James JOHNSON and son, Arthur, of Rochester, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. S. I. NORTHRUP and family, Sunday.  Mrs. JOHNSON and Mrs. NORTHRUP are sisters.

Karl VANDEBROOKE arrived from Milwaukee, Wednesday, called here by the illness of his mother, Mrs. J. C. VANDEBROOKE

Mr. and Mrs. O'KANE of Dundee, Mr. and Mrs. Edward CONCANNON of Albany and Miss Mildred CONCANNAN of Fairport, were guests of Mrs. Alice CONCOANNON and Mr. and Mrs. Lester O'KANE, Sunday.



SATTLE - Charles L. SATTLE died at his home in Fishers, last Friday morning, from pneumonia.  Mr. SATTLE was a postmaster at Fishers, succeeding George S. JONES, and also ran a general store for a few years.  At the time of his death he was employed by the Eastern Kodak company in Rochester.  He leaves his widow, Eliza; one daughter, Antoinette; two brothers, Fred of Pittsford and Anthony, of Rochester.  He was a member of the Rochester lodges, Independent Order of Foresters, Redmen and the Loyal Order of Moose.  Also he was active as a member of the Fishers Fire Department.  Funeral services were held at the home, Monday afternoon, with burial in Riverside cemetery, Rochester.  


DRISCOLL - Timothy E. DRISCOLL, of Rochester, passed away at the Highland hospital, in that city, Thursday, February 27, 1936.  He was born in Victor nearly 56 years ago, but had lived in Rochester and elsewhere for many years.  The surviving relatives are his wife and two children; his mother and a brother, Mrs. Jerry DRISCOLL and John DRISCOLL of Victor, and two sisters, Mrs. James TOOMEY of Rochester and Mrs. Robert CONDON of Baltimore.  Funeral services were held at the Blessed Sacrament church in Rochester, Monday morning, and burial was made in Holy Sepulchre cemetery in that city. 


DAY - Ruth Marie DAY, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archibald DAY of East Victor, died Tuesday Morning, March 3re, at their home, following a brief illness of bronchial pneumonia.  she was 6 months and 3 weeks old.  Besides her parents, she is survived by several brothers and sisters, and her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar DAY of Holcomb.  Funeral services were held at the home and burial was made at East Bloomfield.


MC FIGGINS - Mrs. Flora Ann Mc Lean MC FIGGINS, sister of Cameron MC LEAN of Fishers, passed away at her home in Rochester, Sunday, March 1st, 1936, aged 79 years.  She is survived by three sons, two daughters 17 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and two brothers.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, and interment was made in Mt. Hope cemetery. 

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY   Friday,    March 27, 1936                 by: Dianne Thomas  

30 Years Ago - Miss Louise LEAPER and Elbert KETCHUM, both of Victor, were untied in marriage at St. Paul's Lutheran (cut)


ERSKINE - Thomas ERSKINE died suddenly at his home in Victor, Wednesday, March 25, 1936, aged 68 years.  Mr. ERSKINE went to his work at one of the Victor warehouses, Wednesday morning, but soon after his arrival there, complained of illness and was taken to his home, where he passes away at 12:30 noon.  He is survived by two sons and two daughters, Arthur of Hornell, James of Rochester, Mrs. Frank DE VELDER of Manchester and Mrs. Leo RYAN of Victor; two brothers and three sisters.  Funeral will be held from his late home, Saturday, March 28 ,1936, at 9:30 from St. Patrick's church at 10 o'clock.  Burial in St. Patrick's cemetery, Victor, NY.

SMITH - Berton SMITH passed away at Oakmount Sanitarium in East Bloomfield, Tuesday, March 24, 1936.  He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ella SMITH of Victor; two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude GAGNON of Schenectady and Mrs. Nathan JOHNSON of Cleveland, Ohio; five brothers, William, Edward and Fred, all of Victor; Harry of Atlanta, Ga. and Cassius of Helena, Mont.  Funeral services were held at the Robert C. Sale Funeral Home in Victor, on Friday, at 2:00 pm.  Interment was made at Boughton Hill cemetery.

CLARK - Henry CLARK, 82 years old, passed away Monday, March 23, 1936.  He is survived by five sons and one daughter, William and Walter of Shortsville, John of Fairport, Frank of Canandaigua, Fred and Mrs. William RYAN, both of Victor; also 14 grandchildren.  Funeral services were held from his late home, Thursday, March 26, at 8:30 o'clock, and at 9 o'clock from St. Patrick's church at Victor.  Burial was made at East Bloomfield. 


30 Years Ago

+  Potatoes were being sold at 50 t0 60 cents a bushel.  Apples, out of cold storage, were sold at $5 a barrel.

Miss Louse LEAPER and Elbert KETCHAM, both of Victor, were united in marriage at St. Paul's Lutheran church (cut off)

Miss Sara M. HARRINGTON was unanimously re-elected president of Unity Club. 

Elmira Star Gazette                        Friday                  May 8. 1936               by: Dianne Thomas  

MRS. JOHN, C. VANDERBROOK - Mrs. Anna M. Vanderbrook, a sister of Mrs. Amelia Jensen of Horseheads, died Thursday, May 7, 1936, at the family home at Victor.  

Funeral Saturday, 2:30 p.m. in the Victor M. E. Church. Burial in Boughton Hill Cemetery. 

THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday     August 28, 1936     col 5       by: Ron Hanley
Mrs. Crystal Turner Rausch of Rochester, entered into rest  Sunday, August 23, 1936. Mrs. Rausch was a former resident of Victor. 
The surviving relatives are her husband, Laurence, and infant daughter, of Rochester, her father, Emmett Turner, one sister, Mrs. Howard Ryan, two brothers, Gordon and Emett, Jr., all of Victor.   The funeral took place Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the home of the father and at 9 o'clock from St. Patrick's church in Victor. Burial was made in St. Patrick's cemetery.

THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday      Sept   1936                    by: Ron Hanley   

WIDGER - Myron Gordon WIDGER, the son of Mr. & Mrs. B. J. WIDGER, passed away in the General Hospital in Rochester, Thursday, September 24, 1936, aged 18 years.  He had been confined to his bed since September 7th and was taken to the hospital for treatment, September 12th.  The young man was born in Bergen 18 years ago, and lived there until the family came to Victor about four years ago.  He was a member of the Class of 1936 of Victor High School and was an ambitious, promising youth.  Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother, Harold, also of Victor.   Funeral services will be held at the family home on High street at 2 o'clock, Saturday afternoon, the Rev. Carlyle T. BOUNTON officiating.  Burial will be made at Churchville. 

THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday      October 2, 1936       Pg 1, col 3               by: Ron Hanley    
Mrs. Augusta Lewin passed away at her home in Victor township, Saturday, September 26, 1936. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lena Winkelman of Naples, a son, William H. Lewin of Victor, a sister, Mrs. Mary Moore of Savannah, two brothers, Charles Prober of Waynesport and Fred Prober of Macedon, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held from the family home, Monday afternoon, the Rev. Yost Brandt officiating. Burial was made in the Farmington

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER    Monday     November 2, 1936        by: Ron Hanley
 H. J. VanDenbergh  -   VICTOR
Burial services for H. J. VanDenbergh, 80, native of Victor and retired contractor, who died Thursday in Winter Park, Florida, were conducted in Boughton Hill Cemetery this afternoon.  
Services were conducted from Orlando, Florida, Sunday, for Mr. VanDenbergh, who had been ill for some time. He moved to Florida 12
years ago after spending several winters there.
He leaves eight daughters, Mrs. Phebe VanZile, Winter Park, Fla., Mrs. Hattie Maltman, Mrs. Grace Donovan, Mrs. Ruby Kesel, Mrs. Alta Cuykendall, all of Victor, Mrs. Mae Wolven, Cato, and Mrs. Eva Erickson, Rochester, a son, Earl F. VanDenbergh, Rochester, 16 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

THE VICTOR HERALD   Friday    December 4, 1936    Page 5, col 2       by: Ron Hanley
Daniel Tobin, a lifelong resident of Victor, passed away at his home on Church Street, Thursday, December 3, 1936, after an illness of several years. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Tobin, and was born here 63 years ago. 
The surviving relatives are his widow, Mrs. Anna Tobin, and five sisters, Mrs. Ellen Granger of Rochester, Mrs. W. F. Keating, Mrs. Fred B. Keating, Miss Mary Tobin, and Mrs. Frank Welch, all of Victor.  Funeral services will be held at the home at 9 o'clock and at St. Patrick's Church at 9 30, Monday morning. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
THE VICTOR HERALD Friday December 4, 1936 Page 5, col 2
 Mr. and Mrs. Byron North have been visiting Mrs. North's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Wolfe, in Jersey Shore, Pa. 

THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday     December 30, 1936     Front Page    Col  4       by: Ron Hanley
Christmas Parties In This Locality 
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kesel and son, Robert, entertained at a family Christmas party, Christmas Eve. There were 29 relatives present
to welcome Santa Claus. Guests were present from Cato, Rochester, Irondequoit and Victor.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY          Sunday,     Jan 3, 1937     by: GSubyak@aol.com  
ALLEN - William H. ALLEN at Rochester, N. Y., on Saturday Jan. 2, 1937. He leaves his wife, Emma; 1 daughter, Dorothy of Ontario; 2 sons, Elmer of Ontario,  N. Y., and Fred of Shortsville, N. Y. -Funeral services on Tuesday Jan. 5, 1937, at 2 p.m. at the Robt. C. Sale  Funeral Home in Victor, N. Y.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY    Monday,   Jan 4, 1937 

ALLEN - William H. ALLEN at Rochester, NY, on Saturday Jan. 2, 1937. He leaves his wife,  Emma; 1 daughter, Dorothy of Ontario, N. Y. 2 sons, Elmer of Ontario, N. Y.  and Fred of Shortsville, N. Y. Funeral services on Tuesday Jan. 5, 1937, at 2 p.m. at the home in Ontario Center, N. Y. Interment in Furnaceville Cemetery.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY   Wed, January 14, 1937    by: Ron Hanley

Forced To Retire Last February By Illness
Miss Mary E. Guinan, 53, social work leader here for the last 25 years, died yesterday morning, January 13, 1937, in St. Mary's Hospital.
Miss Guinan served as general director of case work at the Rochester Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children for eight years, resigning last February because of ill health. Previously she had been a social worker for the Rochester Catholic Charities for 10 years. Prior to that she was superintendent of nurses at the hospital of the State Agricultural and Industrial School at Industry. 
Miss Guinan was an active member of American Association of Social Workers, the Rochester Social Worker's Club and American Red Cross.
Funeral services will be held from the family residence, 380 Brooks Avenue, Friday morning at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, the Rev. Edgar G. Meagher will celebrate the Solemn Requiem Mass, assisted by the Rev. John B. Crowley, of Auburn, and the Rev. Francis Luddy.
Burial will be in Victor. [St. Patrick's Cemetery, Victor]
Miss Guinan is survived by her mother, Mary H. Guinan, three sisters, Mrs. Emmett Keefe, of Victor, Mrs. Howard Lynaugh, of Canandaigua, and Miss Margaret Guinan, of Rochester, five brothers, Frank and J. Leo, of Victor, John of Honeoye Falls, Matthew of Buffalo, and Eugene of Geneva.

THE VICTOR HERALD   Friday     January 15, 1937     Page 8, col 4       by: Ron Hanley
Mrs. Agnes Henehan Lynaugh, wife of James Lynaugh, passed away at her home on Maple Avenue, Thursday January 14, 1937. She had been ill since December 19th, when she was stricken with paralysis. 
Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Robert, a sister, Mrs. William Howes of Honeoye Falls, a brother, Frank Henehan of Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held from the home Saturday morning, and from St. Patrick's church at 9 o'clock. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

THE VICTOR HERALD          January 1937        Pg 8, col 1        by: Ron Hanley
I. B. Estes, who has been employed at the Victor Service Station for about four years past, has taken a position with Victor Insulators, Inc.  Mr. Estes was for many years employed by the Locke Insulator Manufacturing Company and the Locke Insulator Corporation.


THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday     February 5, 1937     Pg 5. col  2      by: Ron Hanley



 John W. Keating, for many years a resident of Victor, entered into rest at the home of his son, Ernest, in Rochester, Thursday,

January 28, 1937.  
He is survived by his son and a daughter, Miss Loretta Keating, of Rochester, by two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Cary of Fairport and Miss Nora Keating of Rochester, a brother, Jeremiah, of Victor, and a grandson.  Funeral services were held Monday morning, from the home of his son in Rochester, and from St. Patrick's church in Victor. Interment was made in St. Patrick's cemetery here.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY          Friday,     March 5,  1937           by: Dianne Thomas  

WEBSTER - Louis Mortimer Webster entered into rest at his home, 17 Park Street, Shortsville. N.Y., Mar. 3. He is survived by his wife. Ida; one son. George J.; two daughters: Helen E. and Betty A.; his father. Judson, of Addison. N.Y.: two brothers and two sisters, Henry of Sabinsville. Pennsylvania, Robert of Addison, Mrs. Anna Houghtaling of Potterbrook, Pennsylvania and  Mrs. Kate Lunger of Ofela, Pennsylvania.

Services from the home Sunday, 2 p. m.  Interment in Boughton Hill Cemetery. Victor, NY.  Arrangements by R. C. Emery & Co.

The Enterprise                                      March 11, 1937                                by: Dianne Thomas  


Louis Mortimer Webster died at his home in Park street, Shortsville, last week Wednesday, following a brief illness with pneumonia. He was aged 49 years.

Mr. Webster was a native of Addison, state, where he was born on July 17, 1887. a son of Judson and Effie Kent Webster. He removed to Victor about 28 years ago and on October 3, 1923, became a resident of Shortsville, where he had since continuously made his home. During his stay here he had been employed in various capacities in the Lehigh Valley Railroad yards at Manchester. 

He was married on October 28, 1908, to Miss Ida Mae Sullivan of Victor, the ceremony having been performed in that village by the late Rev. Loren M. Stiles, pastor of the Methodist church. He was a member of the Maintenance of Equipment Employes' Association of the Lehigh Valley Railroad and also of Wesleyan Methodist church.

He is survived by his wife; one son, George J.; two daughters, Misses Helen E. and Betty A., and three grandchildren, Eugene M., Shirley M, and Joyce A., all of Shortsville; his father, Judson Webster of Addison; two sisters and two brothers, J. Henry Webster of Sabinsville, Pa., Robert J. Webster of Addison, Mrs. Anna Houghtaling of Potter Brook, Pa., and Mrs. Kate Lunger of Osceola, Pa; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were held from -his late home at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. L.L. Swarthout, pastor of Manchester Baptist church, assisted by Rev. E. L. Kinner, pastor of Shortsville and Manchester Methodist churches. The remains were taken to Victor for interment in Boughton Hill cemetery.  

The bearers were Robert Leonard, Henry Kinsey, Fred Smith, Fred Mc- Gillary, Russell McGuire and Merton O'Neal.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER       Saturday        April 10, 1937                   by: Dianne Thomas      
Vicinity Deaths  - VICTOR

George F. Wilder -  Committal services for George F. Wilder, who died in
Queens Village , L. O. Wednesday morning, were held this afternoon in Boughton Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Wilder leaves his wife, Mrs. Isabel Ellis Wilder, formerly of Victor, and two sons, George and Ellis Wilder, all of
Long Island . The Rev. Nelson Lobdell and Miss Marian F. Lobdell, of this village, are cousins of Mr. Wilder.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY    Tuesday,  May 11, 1937             by: Dianne Thomas  

Death Claims Veteran of '61 - Victor  -  Funeral services for Martin Van Buren Snyder. 92, last of this villages GAR veterans, who died Sunday, will be tomorrow at 2:30 p. m. m the family home in Covil Street.

Members of James Cooke Post, American Legion, will confer military honors at burial rites in Boughton Hill Cemetery.

A lifelong resident of Victor, Mr. Snyder served with Company K of the 154th New York Volunteer Infantry for the duration of the conflict between the states.  His health had declined steadily during the past year.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Hattie M. Aldrich, Mrs. Miriam J. Plumb and Mrs. Lillian S. Ross of Victor: Mrs. Lena A. Johnson of Murtugh, Idaho, and Mrs. Henry Reave of Henrietta: and four sons, Homer and Josiah E. Snyder of Victor,  Charles H. Snyder of Canandaigua and Ira Martin Snyder of Livonia.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY      Friday,    August 20, 1937             by: Dianne Thomas  

+ Artlip - Small - Turner Families Reunion - The fifth annual reunion of the Artlip - Small - Turner families, took place at Powder Mill park, Sunday, August 22nd.  The following officers presided: President, Emory ARTLIP of Newark; vice president, Mrs. Emory ARTLIP; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. Olive Brewster GRINNELL of Farmington.  dinner was served at 1 o'clock to about 60 persons, and was followed by sports under the supervision of Raymond and Warren CLOVER of Victor.  Guests were present from Utica, Syracuse, Rochester, Pennsylvania, east Rochester, Newark, Fairport, Springwater and Victor.  Officers fro the ensuing years are as follows: President, Grover SCOTT of Rochester; vice president, Ward ARTLIP of Springwater; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. Olive Brewster GRINNELL; sports, Raymond and Warren CLOVER. It was voted to hold the next reunion at Long Point, Conesus Lake.  

+ Lane - Grinnell Reunion - The LANE-GRINNELL family reunion took place last Sunday, in Powder Mill Park, attended by 45 relatives and friends from Rochester, East Rochester, Pittsford, Marion, Ontario, Victor, Farmington and Canandaigua. (cut off)

+ The marriage of Miss Thelma CRONK, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence CRONK of Farmington and John TRACEY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick TRACEY of Rochester, will take place Saturday, August 21st at 2:30 pm, at the Victor Methodist church.  The Rev. Carlyle T. BOYNTON will perform the ceremony.  Friends of Victor and vicinity are cordially invited to attend.

Mrs. Luther R. MOYER, formerly of Victor, who for several years past has been secretary in the office of George E. ANDERSON, in Canandaigua, has been appointed by the Board of Child Welfare as stenographer and clerk in the office of Mrs. Katherine STANDISH.  Mrs. MOYER too up her new duties, August 9th. 

HUNT - John D. HUNT, who was born in Victor, September 20, 1858, passed away at his home near Rockford, Mich., Tuesday, August 10, 1937.  When a young boy, he went from Victor to visit an uncle in Grand Rapids, and thereafter made his home in Michigan, where he married ad reared his family.  The surviving relatives are two sons, Clifton and Cleland, who have farms near Rockford, two daughters, Mrs. Willis TUTTLE and Mrs. Milton KITTLE of Grand Rapids; 12 grandchildren, one great grandchild, three brothers Ulysses B. of Fishers, Charles of Rochester, Thomas of Fishers; five sisters, Mrs. Mary E. JONES of Mendon, Mrs. Melissa SMITH of Rochester, Mrs. Martha DWYER of Newark, Mrs. Lillian COLLINS and Mrs. Mabel ADAMS of Victor.  Funeral services were held at the family home, last week Thursday, and burial was made in Rockford.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY      Friday,    August 20, 1937             by: Dianne Thomas  

Who Pays The National Debt?   By Raymond PITCAIRN, National Chairman, Sentinels of the Republic

Out of the welter of political news emanating from Washington, during recent weeks has come a cheering statement.  It is that the administration has renewed its promise to work toward a balanced budget. 

With a national debt hovering around the $37,000,000,000 mark - highest in our history - and a growing deficit, the American people will hope that that promise is fulfilled. It means so much to them.  Why?  Because, as all economists point out, public dept means merely, postponed taxes and taxes mean a slash out of every worker's income.  

This is obviously true when the worker pays his taxes directly.  And it is just as true when he pays them INDIRECTLY, for our so called, "painless taxes", hit both the man who produces the goods on which they are levied and on the consumer, who ultimately purchases them in the form of food, or clothes, or shelter, or the necessary tools and equipment of his vocation.

Moreover, as economists point out further, heavy debts and their ominous threat of increased taxes, curtail production and with it, employment.  And it is primarily to increased employment, with its spread of earnings among all citizens, that every producer, whether on the farm or in the many fields of business activity must look for restoration of the purchasing power on which depends his livelihood.

For progress toward a balanced budget, dispatches point out, certain brakes on Federal spending are required.  They include an effort on the part of the heads of the many departments, bureaus and commissions at Washington, to KEEP within their budget estimates.

Those brakes should be applied.  Certainly that is not too much to ask of our office-holders, when it influences so deeply the income and living standards of the American people.

Politicians create the Public Debt.  But the workers - and their families - pay it.  

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY      Friday,    Sept 10, 1937             by: Dianne Thomas  

Mr. and Mrs. Frank EWER and Miss Dorothy EWER spent the weekend in the Adirondack Mountains. 

Miss Gertrude BEERS left Tuesday for her home in Hyannis, Mass., after spending several days with Mr. and Mrs. John BEERS.  

+  Postmaster and Mrs. Frank B. MEAD and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas COCHRANE attended the New York State Fair in Syracuse, Labor Day. 

Miss Rose GALLUP of Fairport and George M. GALLUP of Rochester, former residents of Victor, called on some of their friends here, Sunday

John STEARNS, who will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the coming year, left Saturday for Troy, where he will be in camp until today. 

Mrs. Georgia UNDERHILL has returned to her home in Lenoir, NC after having been a guest of her sister, Mrs. George R. SEARLE, for six weeks. 

+  Supervisor & Mrs. John S. WOOLSTON were guests of Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. JOHNSON at Canandaigua Lake, over the Labor Day weekend. 

Miss Lucille BEAL and Willis BEAL, daughter and son of Mrs. Terry B. ALDRIDGE, spent the weekend with their uncle, Charles BEAL and family, in Troy, Pa. 

Miss Margaret PHILLIPS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. PHILLIPS, will go to Potsdam, Sunday, to take up her studies as a senior in the Potsdam Normal school. 

Mr. and Mrs. H. T. WILCOX and son, John, occupied one of the Johnson cottages on Canandaigua lake over the Labor Day weekend and the previous weekend.

Miss Marian PHILLIPS, who has been with her parents,  Mr. and Mrs. C. A. PHILLIPS , during the summer, has returned to Cornwall to resume her duties as school nurse. 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert CARPENTER attended the State Fair, Wednesday.  Mr. CARPENTER is a member of the Papec Band, which made its appearance at the Fair on Wednesday.  

Miss Ruth EWER, Mrs. Ann EWER, Mrs. Frank EWER, and Mrs. Cora BOUGHTON, spent last week Thursday in Batavia and hand lunch with Mrs. Zoe BOUGHTON.  

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew T. POWER of Geneva recently visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. POWER of Farmington. Mr. POWER is beginning his 6th year as teacher of industrial arts in the Geneva Junior High school and is also assistant principal there.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank HUBBARD, their daughter, Vivian, and son, William of Rochester, Mich., were guests of Mrs. HUBBARD'S cousins, Mrs. H. H. COLLINS and Miss Anna BARBER, at Mrs. COLLIN'S home in Mertensia, Labor Day.  They left for a trim into the Adirondacks. 

Mr. and Mrs. George GARDINER Sr., accompanied Miss June GARDINER to Syracuse, Sunday.  Mr. and Mrs. GARDINER visited their son, George Jr. and family, while there.  Miss GARDINER left there by train for New York, where she is a student nurse in a New York Hospital. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank LOGAN, accompanied by Mrs. LOGAN'S mother, Mrs. Daisy BUNCE of Clifton Springs and Mr. and Mrs. Fred CLARK, spent the Labor Day weekend on a motor trip to Grand Rapids, Mich., where they visited Mr. and Mrs. John PETERS, former neighbors of Mrs. BUNCE and family in Clifton Springs. 

Miss Bertha CONCANNON of Pittsburgh arrived at the home of her sister, Mrs. Dewey WILBUR, Monday, accompanied by her niece, Jean WILBUR, who had been her guest for 10 days.  Miss CONCANNON remained for a visit of a few days with Mrs. WILBUR and with Mrs. L. G. LOOMIS Jr., at Canandaigua Lake.

Mr. and Mrs. Winfred NELSON, accompanied by Mrs. NELSON'S sister, Mrs. Alfred WILLIAMS of Naples, and Mr. WILLIAMS, motored to Lewiston last Sunday.  Miss Beatrice NELSON, who had been spending three weeks with her cousin, Mrs. Claflin CHITTENDEN and Mr. CHITTENDEN, at Lewiston, accompanied her parents home Sunday evening.  Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAMS were guests over Sunday night of Mr. and Mrs. NELSON, who took them to their home in Naples, Monday.

+  A number of Victor ladies visited Miss Ruth BENHAM, deputy county treasurer, last week Thursday evening, at her brother's cottage on Canandaigua Lake, where she is convalescing from injuries received in an automobile accident.  The visitors carried a picnic supper with them.  Miss BENHAM will probably soon be able to get about on crutches. 

+  Negotiations for the purchase of the Presbyterian parsonage by Victor J. TISCHER for use as a residence and a funeral home, are under way.  The former COVILL homestead on Maple Avenue, where Mr. TISCHER has been located, has been purchased by George W. HIGINBOTHAM, who will make improvements in the property.  Mr. HIGINBOTHAM and family plan to eventually make their home there.  Mr. TISCHER and family have moved from the Maple Avenue location into the Presbyterian parsonage. 

Tuthill G. BROWN arrived in Victor about 2 o'clock last week, Thursday morning, having driven from Elkhard, Ind., a distance of about 400 miles, since Wednesday morning.  He went on to his home in Albany, Thursday, accompanied by his father, Town Clerk C. L. BROWN who was a guest there until Tuesday.  There was a reunion of the BROWN family, Miss Vera H. BROWN having gone to the home of her brother about 2 weeks ago, for relief from hay fever.  Mrs. E. T. SHARP is supplying for Miss BROWN as teacher of the 2nd grad in Victor High School.  Miss Betty BROWN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. G. BROWN, will be a student at Mount Holyoke College, the coming college year.  


+ Ten Years Ago:

Miss Cora PHILLPS and Warren ROOT of Erie, Pa., were united in marriage, September 10th, at the home of the bride's parents, Supervisor and Mrs. C. A. PHILLIPS.

Mrs. Rose MANLEY passes away suddenly at her home in this village, September 13th.

Mrs. Ethel SCAMP of Bushnells Basin and Victor VAN DAMME of Victor, were untied in marriage in Pittsford. 

VICTOR  HERALD      Friday     September 10, 1937      Pg  5, col  1          by: Ron Hanley
James William Maltman, a lifelong resident of Victor township passed away at his home in East Victor, Thursday, September 2, 1937, in his 69th year. He had been ill for some time.  Mr. Maltman was born in Victor and was a carpenter by trade. Quite a number of homes in Victor were built by him and his father-in-law , H. J. VanDenbergh.  The surviving relatives are widow,  Hattie VanDenbergh Maltman, a daughter Dorothy Smith, and a son Donald, all of Victor.  Funeral services were held at the family residence, Sunday afternoon, conducted by Milnor Lodge No. 137 F and A M.  Burial was made in the Boughton Hill Cemetery.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY    Tues      Oct 19, 1937      by: GSubyak@aol.com  

BRUST - Mrs. Anna BURST of Rochester, entered into rest, Oct. 18, 1937. She is survived by one son, Richard; one daughter, Rita; three brothers and two sisters.
The remains will rest at the home of her son, Richard, Turk Hill Road, Victor, where funeral will be held Thursday morning at 8:30 and 9 o'clock at Saint Patrick's Church, Victor. Burial at Victor.

THE VICTOR HERALD         Friday            December 10, 1937       Pg 5, col 1    by: Ron Hanley
 Local  Happenings
Miss Lydia North, who has been ill since Thanksgiving Day, is somewhat better. Mrs. Mercy P. North is caring for her at Miss North's home on Covill street.
Mr. and Mrs. William Gouldrick and son are moving, this week, from an apartment over the Sale Garage to the Keating residence on Covill street, recently vacated by Mr. and Mrs. Fred White.
 +  OBITUARY -   Charles McCarthy, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael McCarthy and a lifelong resident of Victor, passed away in Rochester, Tuesday December 7, 1937, aged 67 years. He was a farmer and until his retirement several years ago his
home had been on the McCarthy homestead farm on Boughton Hill.
The surviving relatives are a sister, Mrs. John McCarthy of East Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.
The remains were brought to the home of a niece, Miss Alice McCarthy, on Covill Street, and funeral services were held there and
from St. Patrick's church, Friday morning. Interment was made in St. Patrick's cemetery.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY      Friday,    Dec 17, 1937             by: Dianne Thomas

+  Descendant of Victor Family Gives Books to Ontario Museum - Two old and valuable books have been presented to the Ontario County Historical Society by Rollin P. WINSLOW of the American consular service in Plymouth, England, in return for information about his ancestors who settled in Victor and East Bloomfield.  Another valuable gift recently received is a field desk, used during the Civil War by Henry LEE, which was the property of the late Justice Robert F. THOMPSON and was presented by Mrs. THOMPSON.  The society's collection of war uniforms has been completed by the gift of a World War uniform by George L. MORE of Canandaigua.  Within the past four months more than 600 visitors from 22 states in the Union, the District of Columbia and Canada, have visited the museum in Canandaigua, in which many residents of Ontario county have probably never set foot.

Among the prominent names appearing on the museum register since August 10, are those of Mrs. Carrie Chapman CATT, of New Rochelle, famous suffrage leader; James STOWELL, New York archeologist connected with the Museum of Natural History there, who was with Admiral BYRD on his first Antarctic expedition; C. E. MC KINLEY of the arts and crafts department of the Museum of Natural History, New York; Percy CLAPP, New York, an authority on almanacs, who complimented the society on the complete and valuable collection of almanacs in the museum.  

THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday    December 17, 1937     Front  Page, col 2     by: Ron Hanley
Native Of Victor Works Around Home On 90th Birthday 
Tuesday, December 14, 1937, was the 90th milestone along the journey of life for Charles Chambers of North Bloomfield, a native of this village and uncle of Miss Estella and R. C. VanDenbergh.  Mr. Chambers, who is the last Civil War veteran in the Honeoye Falls area, spent his anniversary in doing the usual chores about his farm home, preferring his regular routine to a celebration. 
His first job as a lad was as a helper in his uncle's general store in Honeoye Falls, the family having moved from Victor to that village. At 16 years of age he ran away from home to enlist in the United States Navy during the Civil War, and boarded a train for New York after an eight mile trudge over rough roads from his home to Fishers.  He went through several battles, and was in on the capture of  Fort Fisher, December 24, 1864. He was discharged from the service, July 2, 1867. 
In 1869, Chambers went to California in the first railroad across the continent, and worked on the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad between San Francisco and Sacramento. 
Returning to North Bloomfield, he owned a general store for more than a quarter century, and served as village postmaster several terms. He also was commander of the Lewis Gates Post, G. A. R. in Honeoye Falls.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY    Monday             December 20, 1937         by: Dianne Thomas

ALDRICH -  Hattie M. Aldrich entered into rest at the home of her son. Leon W., 9 Andrews St., Victor, NY, Dec 19,1937. She is  survived by her son, four sisters and four brothers:  Mrs. Marion S. Plumb. Mrs. Lillian S. Rosa, Homer B and Josiah E. Snyder of Victor;  Charles H. Snyder of Canandaigua, Mrs. Lena A. Johnson of Murleugh, Idaho,  Mrs. Cora B. Reivek of (?),  Henrietta and Ira M. Snyder of Livonia N.Y.,  one granddaughter. H Cecelia,  several nieces and nephews

Services from the home Wednesday at 2 pm, Rev. Raymond Dronesfield officiating.  Interment in Boughton Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Emery and Emery.


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