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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.
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 bettet.
+ 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 CONCANNAON 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.
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.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester,
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.
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
Vicinity Deaths - VICTOR
George F. Wilder - Committal services for George F. Wilder, who died in
Mr. Wilder leaves his wife, Mrs. Isabel Ellis Wilder, formerly of Victor, and two sons, George and Ellis Wilder, all of
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, nad 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.
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, 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.
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