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unknown Paper  -                          1930             by:  Dianne Thomas

Charles Eugene Corser, who lost his life while passenger on the Black Diamond Express, which was wrecked near LeRoy on Saturday morning, was born in Canandaigua, August 6th, 1879. For the last 20 years he had followed the railroad business, being employed by the Pennsylvania, the New York Central and Lehigh Valley railroads. 

For some time he had been employed by the Lehigh as a switchman at Niagara Falls, and when death overtook him he was on his way to spend the week-end with his family at Clifton Springs.  

He is survived by his wife, formerly Helen A. Searle of Victor, two sons, Russell E. and Richard R., both living at home, and three brothers, Warren of Canandaigua, Richard of Paterson, N. J., and Marvin C. of Geneva.

The funeral was held at the home on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. J. H. Slutz, pastor of the M. E. church, officiating. The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and the Brotherhood of Railroad Conductors, in both of which the deceased held membership, were represented at the funeral, the former attending in a body.

Burial was made in Boughton Hill cemetery, Victor.

Rochester NY Democrat Chronicle           Tuesday                   January 3, 1939              by:  Dianne Thomas

Victor - William J. Bloodgood. 75, died unexpectedly Sunday at his home  in Weal Main Street. 

Survivors, include a daughter Mrs. Ira Corey, Victor; a son, Howard, Clifton Springs; a sister, Mrs. Emma Brisee, East Syracuse; four grandchildren. Mrs. Lyle Baier, Mrs. Mabel Eatey, both Geneva; Leonard Corey, Victor, and Clifton Bloodgood Wilson, and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. tomorrow in the Home of Mrs. Corey, West Main Street, with the Rev. Raymond E. Dronsfield officiating. Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY      Friday,    January 6,  1939                 by:  Dianne Thomas

+  Obituary - SMITH - Mrs. Jennie B. SMITH, 56 years old, died at Baldwinsville, Sunday, January 1, 1939.  She leaves her husband, Charles M. SMITH, two daughters, and a son, Mrs. Paul O'BRIEN of Liverpool, Miss Margaret SMITH and Bernard SMITH of Baldwinsville.  Funeral services were held at St. Mary's Church in Baldwinsville at 8:30 Wednesday morning, the Rev. Father KIRCHEN officiating.  Burial was made at Palmyra with the Rev. Father CROWLEY conducting services at the grave.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry BAILEY of Victor and Charles BAILEY of Honeoye Falls, attended the funeral of their sister, Mrs. Jennie SMITH at Baldwinsville, Wednesday morning.  

Mrs. Rose JACOBS returned home last Friday night, after visiting her sister, Mrs. F. J. CAREY & Mr. CAREY, in Rochester, since Christmas Day.

Mrs. Harriet WEBSTER is spending this week visiting her sons, James WEBSTER and family of Cortland and John WEBSTER and family of Ithaca. 

Miss Madeline HULBERT, who had been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Leslie HULBERT, during the holidays, left Sunday for the Potomac State College at Keyser, W. Va. 

Miss Ruth SAXBY returned to Albany, Sunday, to resume her studies at the Albany State Teacher's College, after spending the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John SAXBY.  

Mrs. A. C. ALDRIDGE and daughter, Miss Caroline ALDRIDGE, returned home Monday morning, form New York City, where they spent the holidays with Dr. and Mrs. Albert H. ALDRIDGE and family. 

Mr. and Mrs. Winfred NELSON and family and Mr. and Mrs. Howard SEAMANS and family attended a gathering of the SEAMANS family at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred WILLIAMS in Naples, New Years Day.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert WEBSTER, who spent Christmas holidays with her relatives in Edmeston, visited his mother, Mrs. Harriet WEBSTER and sister, Mrs. Arthur ALLEN and Mr. ALLEN, several days of last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy H. OUTTERSON and son, Hugh, moved from their home in Caledonia to Rochester, Monday, for the balance of the winter, in order that Mr. OUTTERSON may not be obliged to commute during severe weather. 

Mr. and Mrs. Francis HENEHAN, who have been spending the holidays with their parents, Mrs. Mary HENEHAN and family and Mr. and Mrs. L. G. LOOMIS, and family, returned to their home in Bridge (cut off) 

THE VICTOR HERALD       Friday     January 6, 1939  Pg 5, col  3          by: Ron Hanley
Mr. and Mrs. Elbert W. Garlock, Mr. and Mrs. Furman Huff, Dr. and Mrs. E. T. Sharp and daughter, Miss Virginia Sharp, and William Ludwig attended the Mask and Wig Show at the Masonic Auditorium in Rochester, Saturday evening.
Avery Beer of Rochester was a guest of Leslie G. Loomis, 3rd, Monday night. On Tuesday morning, Bud, and his guest started on their way to Williamstown, Mass., where they are both students at Williams College.
+    Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Barry, Sister Anna Patricia of St. Joseph's Convent, Pittsford, Sister Frances Teresa, of Nazareth Academy, Rochester, spent Monday with the Richard Barry family on Church street.
O'NEIL -  Dennis O'Neil, 80, died Thursday, January 5, 1939, in his home in Victor township.
He leaves two daughters and two sons: Mrs. Lewis Stoller, Mrs. Edward Weaver, Wallace and Howard O'Neil, all of Victor, and three grandchildren.  Funeral services will be at 8:15 a. m. Monday in the home and in St. Patrick's church at 9 a. m., the Rev. Joseph Esser officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle         Tuesday                January 24, 1939           by:  Dianne Thomas

Louis C. Osburn - Victor  - Funeral services for Louis C. Osburn, 67, formerly of Victor and who died Saturday in Binghamton City hospital, will be held at 2 p. m. today in the Methodist Episcopal Church here. 

Mr. Osburn has been a retail merchant here for 20 years before moving to Binghamton to live with his daughter, Mrs. Bessie M. Mattern, who survives, with a son, Dudley R. Osburn, Rochester, and a brother, Stacey Osburn, Canandaigua.  Mr. Osburn was a member of the Victor Masonic Lodge.  Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery here. Masonic services will be held.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle      Saturday                April 8, 1939           by:  Dianne Thomas

BRISTOL - Marion C. Bristol, widow of Edward C. Bristol, at the home of her niece, Mrs. R. L,. F itch, Philadelphia, PA, Thursday, April 6th.  Besides her niece, she leaves a nephew, Elmer Kelly of Rochester, N. Y., also nieces and nephews in Canada.

The remains will arrive in Victor, late Monday. Funeral services will be held Tuesday Apr. 11, at 2:30 p. m. from the Sale A Cotton Funeral Home. The Rev. R. E. Dronsfleld officiating. Interment in Boughton Hill Cemetery.

Clifton Springs NY Press                                              April 1939                    by:  Dianne Thomas

FROST - Mrs. L. Dewey Frost (nee Sanger),  aged 71, passed away quite suddenly from heart trouble on Monday evening at her home on Park avenue, Canandaigua. She was born in Clifton Springs, the daughter of Robert Sanger, and was twice married. Her first husband, Burton Odell, died several years ago. In 1909 she married L. Dewey Frost and became a resident of Canandaigua. 

Surviving are her husband, a son, Burton Odell, Jr.; and a daughter, Mrs. Carl Funke, both of Niagara Falls, and a step-son, Leon Frost of Lewiston; also eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held this afternoon from the home. Interment was made in Boughton Hill cemetery, Victor.

The Herald Mail     Fairport, NY                     Thursday            April 20, 1939                by:  Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Harriet S. Gillis, aged 87 years, passed away at the Home, Thursday, April 13, 1939, after a brief illness. Mrs. Gillis had been a resident of the Home 25 years. The funeral was held Saturday morning, Rev. E. B. Taft officiating, with burial in Boughton Hill cemetery, Victor.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY   Friday,    May 19, 1939                 by:  Dianne Thomas

+  SCOTT - Mrs. Amelia A SCOTT, entered into rest, Friday, May 12, 1939.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. C. TOWNSEND of Rochester and Mrs. William PEARL of Victor; a son, William MIDDLEBROOK of Rochester; several grandchildren.  Funeral services took place Monday morning, from the home of Mrs. PEARL and from St. Patrick's church.  burial was made in St. Patrick's cemetery.  

Kathryn FITCH To Enter National Finals - Kathryn FITCH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson FITCH of Rushville and granddaughter of Mrs. W. of WOOLSTON of Victor, received a rating in the State High School Music Association competition at Snyder, Saturday, which entitles her to entrance in the national finals in New York City, May 25-27.  Kathryn, who is 16 years old, was given a superior rating on the solo selections, "The Crying Waters" and "The Cuckoo."  Her mother, the former Alice WOOLSTON of Victor, accompanied her on the piano. Besides instrumental and vocal instruction in the Rushville Central school, Kathryn has lessons from Clyde MILLER of Rochester.  She sings in the the school chorus and girls' trio, is soprano soloist in the Methodist church choir and was accepted for the all state choir which met in Ithaca last December.  She plays baritone with both the Rushville and Gorham Central school bands.  Kathryn plans to attend the national finals, accompanied by her parents and music instructor in the Rushville school, Miss Ursula DUNBAR.  

R. H. OUTTERSON Will Retire Soon -  Announcement is made that Roy Hugh OTTERSON of Caledonia, will in July, relinquish his work as director of teacher employment and certification in the Rochester Board of Education, a position which he has held for 18 years.  He has been connected with the Rochester public school system for nearly a third of a century, and is also a former principal of the Geneseo Normal School and a member of the Caledonia Board of Education. 

Mr. OUTTERSON and Mrs. OUTTERSON, the former Anne HIGINBOTHAM of Victor, are both accomplished musicians, and he plans to spend his new leisure largely in the enjoyment of that art, in gardening and in traveling with his family.   Caledonians rejoice that the family will continue to occupy their pleasant home in that village and many friends in Victor hope they will frequently return to Mrs. OTTERSON'S home town for a renewal of contacts here. 


Mrs. John LAUDER Happily Surprised - Mrs. John W. LAUDER was pleasantly surprised on Sunday (Mothers' Day), when her 7 daughters and their families and her son and his family, gathered at her home.  Mr. and Mrs. George NEWTON of Rochester were also present.  The party included 20 of Mrs. LAUDER'S 24 grandchildren, four of whom are away in school.  A tureen dinner was served to the group of 39 persons.



Local Happenings:

Miss Clara FISHER is still in the Strong Memorial hospital in Rochester for eye treatment.

E. T. MALONE who has been ill for some time, is now improved and is able to sit out on the upper porch of his home on Maple avenue.

George HIGINBOTHAM, who is in the Thompson Memorial hospital in Canandaigua, is reported as making good progress toward recovery.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis BLEIER Jr., will be entertained by friends in Rochester, Saturday, in honor of their 14th wedding anniversary. 

Mrs. Lewis BLEIER entertained her mother, Mrs. Sadie LEVET of Fairport, Mr. BLEIER'S mother, Mrs. Lewis BLEIER Sr., of East Rochester, and Mrs. Dorothy QUNITER at the Mother and Daughter banquet, last Friday evening.  

+  Sixty years ago, May 21st, the mercury stood at 90 degrees in the shade in Victor.  Bumper crops of cherries, plums and pears were anticipated.

Mrs. Charles MILLITELLO Sr., returned home from the Thompson Memorial hospital in Canandaigua, Sunday morning.  She is steadily improving. 

Mary HAWKINS entertained tow of her schoolmates, Carolyn LORTSOBER and Mildred MC CARTHY at supper, Monday evening, in honor of her 9th birthday.

Mrs. A. E. COLLINS entertained her daughter, Mrs. Luther MOYER of Canandaigua, Mrs. Clifford COLLINS and daughter, Virginia, of Mendon and Annie JONES, at the Mother and Daughter banquet, Friday evening. 

Mrs. A. C. REHME, who underwent an operation in the Thompson Memorial hospital in Canandaigua, recently, returned home Sunday, and is making good progress toward recovery.  



Miss Beatrice NELSON is visiting relatives in Tonawanda.

Mr. and Mrs. Myron FAUGH of Rush, visited his sister, Mrs. Rose JACOBS, Tuesday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. E. W. BARTHOLOMEW visited his mother, Mrs. Abram BARTHOLOMEW of Buffalo, Mothers' Day.

Mrs. Joseph SUGDEN and Mrs. Russell SIMONDS visited Mrs. Everett NORTON at Binghamton, last week.

Mrs. Wilbur PREBLE of Kenmore is visiting her sister, Mrs. Charles BAILEY and family this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald BULLOCK of Rochester, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred V. ALDERMAN, Mothers' Day.

Mrs. H. H. COLLINS of Mertensia and Miss Anna BARBER visited relatives and friends in Dansville, Mothers' Day.

Mr. and Mrs. R. O. WHITNEY and daughter, Mary Louise, were at the Whitney cottage on Canandaigua Lake, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Leslie G. LOOMIS recently entertained Mrs. Hamilton BARNES and daughter, Miss Libbett BARNES of Williamsville.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert BELKNAP and son, Alan, spent Mothers' Day with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert BELKNAP of Rochester.

Mrs. Rose JACOBS arrived home Sunday, after spending about 18 days visiting her niece, Mrs. Chester MC KEE in Denver, Colorado.

Mr. and Mrs. John BEERS and Mrs. Russell SIMONDS are in Albany visiting Miss Madalyn BEERS, who is is student at the Albany State Teachers' College. 

Mrs. Fred LOCKE and Mrs. Eunice HALL were at the Locke cottage at Ashgrove on the west side of Canandaigua Lake, Friday and Saturday of last week.

Miss Ruth BEAL and Ernest BROWN visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harland BROWN of Mayfield, and her sister, Mrs. Stanley FRANKS in Albany, the past weekend. 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph MESSINA and Miss Sara PALMA of East Rochester, called on Mr. and Mrs. Dominick COMMISSO and family, Sunday.  Mrs. MESSINA is a sister of Mrs. COMMISSO.

Leslie J. ALDRIDGE returned home Monday morning, after spending last week in New York City, attending a Moral Rearmament citizens' meeting at Madison Square Garden.

Mr. and Mrs. John TEMPERATO and sons, Angelo and Junior, of Mt. Morris, called on Mr. and Mrs. Charles MILLTELLO Sr. and family, on Sunday.  Mrs. TEMPERATO and Mrs. MILLTELLO are sisters. 

Mr. and Mrs. Terry ALDRIDGE and daughter, Leora, and Mrs. ALDRICH'S mother, Mrs. Mary BORTLE, spend Sunday with their daughter, Mrs. Matthew GAFFNEY and Mr. GAFFNEY  at LeRoy.

 Mr. and Mrs. Michael BONADONNA of Hornell, Mrs. Ida GEMASI and daughter, Frances, and Miss Mary ANDELINA of Mt. Morris called on Mr. and Mrs. Domenick COMMISSO and family, Saturday evening. 

Mr. and Mrs. Otis WEBSTER and daughter, Lucille, of Whitesville, and Henry WEBSTER of Erie, Pa., were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur ALLEN, Sunday.  Lucille remained here for a week's visit.

Miss Bertha CONCANNON of Pittsburgh, is expected to arrive at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie G. LOOMIS, Sunday, for an indefinite stay.  Miss CONCANNON, who has been seriously ill, is now much improved.

Mr. and Mrs. Azel HEGSTEDT of Buffalo were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bert MC CLOSKEY.  

Mr. and Mrs. George GARDINER visited his mother, Mrs. Lucy GARDINER, in Warsaw, Sunday.

Mrs. Carl E. BUTTON is spending this week in Syracuse, visiting her daughter, Mrs. I. B. STAFFORD and family.  

Rev. A. M. SPANGLER arrived from Mass. last week and is spending this week visiting his daughter, Mrs. George HIGINBOTHAM and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Hiram WILCOX and son, John, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd BLAZEY and family, and Mr. and Mrs. George ALDRICH were guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry DAUM, Mothers' Day.

Mr. and Mrs. James SULLIVAN and daughter, Mary Kathryn, left Sunday,  for their home in Dayton, Oh., after spending ten days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph MC CARTHY and family.

Mrs. Betty TILLOTSON, accompanied by her daughter, Callie TIMM and Charles BERG, all of Rochester, were callers at the home of her brother, F. G. HAWKINS and family, Sunday evening.

Miss Rhoda ROOT left last Saturday for her home on Long Island, after visiting Mrs. Herbert ALLEN, (formerly Miss Grace BOWERMAN) and Mrs. Marion BOWERMAN and family, since last Thursday.

Miss Lillian ROSE of Rochester, formerly of Victor, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest ROSE and friends in Victor.  Saturday and Sunday, Miss ROSE is now employed by the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank LOGAN and children, Lena, Katherine, and Dick, her mother, Mrs. Daisy BUNCE and son, Harold of Clifton Springs, Mr. and Mrs. William BUNCE and son, Billie, of Seneca Falls and Mrs. Mildred LOGAN of Canandaigua, motored to Letchworth Park, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Luther MOYER and son, Wayne, of Canandaigua, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford COLLINS and daughter, Virginia, of Mendon, and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon KIPP and children, Jane and Ward, of West Henrietta, attended church services in Victor and were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. COLLINS, Mothers' Day.

THE VICTOR HERALD         Friday              June 2, 1939     Pg 5, col 2           by: Ron Hanley
James P. Lynaugh, a highly respected resident of Victor, died at his home on Maple Avenue, Thursday evening, May 25, 1939, after a few
days of illness following a stroke on the preceding Sunday.  He was born in East Bloomfield, July 16, 1869, and had lived in Victor practically all his life.
The surviving relatives are a son, Robert F., of Victor, five sisters, Mrs. M. J. Gavin of Palmyra, Mrs. E. E. Gough of Lockport, Mrs. D. C. Mathews, Misses Agnes A. and Rose A. Lynaugh, a brother, John J. Lynaugh, all of Canandaigua, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services took place, Monday morning, from the late home and from St. Patrick's church. Burial was made in St. Patrick's cemetery.

Victor Herald,  Friday         June 2, 1939              pg 5                 by:  Dianne Thomas


Local Happenings

+  Friends and neighbors of Elias RICHARDSON gave him a surprise birthday dinner at his home, Wednesday.

+  Friends of Nelson BLAZEY of Macedon, formerly of Victor, will regret to hear that he is again on the sick list. 

Mrs. Margaret SULLIVAN and family have moved from an apartment in the Frank Eisenmann block, to the TOBIN residence on East Main St.

Miss Clara B. FISHER, who has been in the Strong Memorial hospital in Rochester for several weeks past, returned home Saturday, and is resting quite comfortably.  

Miss Kathryn BURNS returned home from St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, last Thursday.  She is improving from injuries received in an automobile accident several weeks ago.

+  Superintendent of Schools, Carl PAYNE and Mrs. PAYNE of Bath, formerly of Victor, are the parents of a son born Monday, May 29th, at the Bath Hospital.  Mrs. PAYNE who was in a critical condition for a time, is now improving. 

Miss Adelaide DURSTON of Skaneateles, her niece, Miss Adelaide J. DURSTON and a friend, Miss Verna WALKER, both of Buffalo, were luncheon guests of Miss DURSTON'S cousins, Mrs. William G. LANE and Mrs. Ellis BOUGHTON, last Saturday.

+  Word has been received by Mrs. Fred CLOVER from Mrs. Minnie MOORE of Wellsville, formerly of Victor, that she is much improved, following an illness of grippe since the 10th of May.  Mrs. MOORE was planning to be in Victor, Memorial Day, but was unable t come here.  

THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday       June 9, 1939       Pg 4, col  3      by: Ron Hanley
Miss Catherine Morris, aged 72 years, entered into rest at the home of her niece, Mrs. John Brady, on Maple Avenue, Sunday morning, June 4, 1939.
Miss Morris, who was born in Canandaigua, was first taken ill about three weeks ago but was up and around and apparently in the best of health when she was seized with a heart attack. She had been a resident of this community about 20 years. The only surviving relatives, besides Mrs. Brady, are a sister, Miss Sara A. Morris of Chicago, and several other nieces.
Funeral services took place, Tuesday morning, from the home of Mrs. Brady and from St. Patrick's church, the Rev. Father Maxwell of Canandaigua officiating. Burial was made in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY   Thursday,     June 15, 1939              by: Dianne Thomas

Victor - Death Tuesday night, claimed Miss Sara M. HARRINGTON, 75, retired school teacher and poetess, who for the past 54 years endeared herself to residents through her contact with pupils at the Victor High School where she taught history and German, and was also librarian for nearly half a  century.
She came to Victor from Dansville where she had  taught one year and was a graduate of Genesee State Normal School. She accepted  a position at the Victor Union School 49 years ago and was made preceptress of  the school 45 years ago. Since that time the name of the Victor Union School has  been changed to Victor High School.  She retired from the local teaching position five years ago and continued to make her home with Miss Mary DRAPER in West Main Street.  Her time was filled to great extent with her poetry work and each Commencement Week she composed a poem about the members of the current senior class and read it at commencement ceremonies. In the past two years she had compiled a book of  her work and copies were given to the graduating class.
Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m.  tomorrow in the Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Raymond E. DRONSFIELD will  officiate. Burial will be in Palmyra Cemetery.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Wednesday July 5, 1939      by: Ron Hanley
Funeral Service Tomorrow For Prominent County Physician
Funeral services for Dr. Alfred M. Mead, 82, of Victor, prominent Ontario County physician, will be held from the Victor Methodist Church
tomorrow afternoon at 5 o'clock, the Rev. Arthur C. Rehme, pastor, officiating. Bearers will be professional associates from this county.
Dr. Mead died Monday evening in Thompson Memorial Hospital, this city, where he had been critically ill following a heart attack Thursday, soon after his return from Albany, where he attended the NY State Health Officer's Conference.
 In Practice Since 1880 - In practice for nearly 60 years, Dr. Mead was a member of the board of directors of Frederick Ferris Thompson Hospital and was dean of attending staff at the time of his death. He was a member and past president of the Ontario County Medical Society and the Canandaigua Medical Society, also the American Medical Association and the New York State Medical Society.
He was known and respected over a wide area of Western New York, In the old days when traveling was difficult, blizzards or cloudbursts would not keep the kindly doctor from reaching isolated farm homes where he often provided needed sustenance and clothing as well as medicine.
Born In Macedon -  Dr. Mead was born November 21, 1856, and received his primary education in the public schools at Macedon, his home town. He was graduated from Macedon Center Academy in 1876, beginning his study of medicine with Dr. Hiram Vosburgh, of Lyons in the fall of that same year. He served as intern at Rochester General Hospital from the fall of 1878 to the fall of  1879. In 1880 he was graduated from the Buffalo Medical School and opened an office in Victor in March 1880. He was married to Hattie A. Brown on April 6, 1881. She died in February 1938.
Dr. Mead held the post of Health Officer of the town and village of Victor for more than 40 years. He always was active in civic affairs and was a former president of the Victor Board of Education, on which he served for 25 years. He was an active church worker and trustee of the Victor First Methodist Church.
Survivors are two daughters and a son, Misses Dora E. and M. Evelyn Mead and Edgar R. Mead, all of Victor.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY          Tuesday                   August 1, 1939            by:  Dianne Thomas

EDWARDS - Entered into Rest, June 29, 1030. John Hendrick Edwards of Williamson. N. Y. He is survived by his wife, Bessie Pittard; two sons,  Franklin E., Harry J. Edwards: two stepsons: Harlan W. and Donald R. Hendrick; one grandchild, Roger Edwards. 

He was a past grant of Orleans Grand of Orient Lodge No. 278, IOOF and Unity Encampment.

Friends may call at Corbell's Funeral Chapel, 706 East Main St.    Services Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. 

Interment In Sodus. N. Y. 

Frank S. Gallup, aged 88. entered into rest at his home. 20 Deland Park, A, Fairport, N. Y.  July 30, J939. He is survived by his wife, Jennie; one daughter, Rose of Fair, port; one son, George of Rochester; one brother, Edwin of Ithaca,  one sister, Mr. Jessie Peacock of Pittsburgh, Pa.; six grandchildren.

The Shortsville, NY Enterprise                  Wednesday                         August 2, 1939          by:  Dianne Thomas  

Several from here attended funeral services for die late Frank Gallup, at Fairport on Tuesday. Interment was in Boughton Hill cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Hall returned from their wedding trip Friday night. They will make their home in part of her mother's (Mrs. Grace Greene) house, where they are preparing an apartment.

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Vanie of Schenevus, are enjoying a two-weeks vacation at die home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Allen.

The Misses Bessie Redington and Virginia Wyman are among those at die Four-H Camp in the Bristol Hills this week.


FIFTY YEARS AGO - File of August 10, 1889   Saturday 

Misses Lovina Dewey and Lulu Hoff celebrated their birthdays on Tuesday evening, by giving a croquet party. 

Mrs. Mary Jane Reed died at her home in Salt street, Manchester, on Sunday evening.


The wife of Thomas Hinde eloped with Charles Greenway last Thursday, taking with  them $66 of district funds, for which Mr. Hinde is collector.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY          Tuesday             Aug 15, 1939   by: GSubyak@aol.com  

LANE - Ambert F. LANE at his home in Victor, Friday, Aug. 11. He leaves two daughters, Laura A. and Florence M. LANE.
Services at Sale & Cotton Funeral Home, Victor, on Wednesday, Aug. 16,  at 3 p.m., the Rev. Nelson LOBDELL officiating. Private interment in Boughton Hill Cemetery. Please omit flowers.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY             Tuesday   Aug 19, 1939                 by:  Dianne Thomas

Heart Attack, Proves Fatal -  A heart attack suffered while sailing with his granddaughter,  Miss Jean DeLand, in Sodus Bay, Wednesday night, proved fatal to Edson D. Warren, 67, active Fairport church and businessman.

Mr. Warren went to Fairport from Newark  30 years ago and engaged in the grocery business. He was a member of the Congregational Church of that village and one of the leaders in religious activities there.

He is survived by his wife. Eloise; a daughter, Mrs. Page De Land, both of Fairport; a brother, Arthur Warren, Kalamazoo, Mich., and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p. m. tomorrow from the home, 75 West Church St., Fairport, by the Rev. Lee Fletcher, minister of  Fairport Congregational Church.   Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY          Tuesday,   Aug 20, 1939              by:  Dianne Thomas

WARREN - Edson D. Warren, of 75 West Church St., Fairport, NY, entered into rest, Aug. 17, 1939. He is survived by his wife, Eloise; one daughter, Mrs. Page DeLand of Fairport; one brother, Arthur of Kalamazoo, Mich.; two grandchildren.

Services from the home Sunday, at 4 p. m., the Rev. Lee Fletcher officiating. Interment in Boughton Hill Cemetery.



Bristol - Charles Richmond Simmons, 84, former resident of Bristol, died yesterday in the home of Mrs. Jennie Parsons in Canandaigua where he had made his home, since the death of his wife, four years ago. He was born in the Town of Bristol and lived there most of his life, and was active for years in Universalist Church affairs there. 

HERBERT D. WARFIELD - Canandaigua, In his home on the Emerson Road at 2:30 p. m. tomorrow will be held funeral services for Herbert D. Warfield, 88, life long resident of Canandaigua who died Friday night. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Burchard D. Platt - Bath - Mary H. Platt, 86, died Friday in Washington, according to word received by Bath relatives.

She was born in Bath Apr. 6, 1853, and married Burchard D. Platt,  whom she survived 30 years. Since the death of her husband she had made her home with a son in Washington. Mrs. Platt was well known In Bath and had been a member of the local Baptist church 72 year.

 THE VICTOR HERALD     Thursday       September 1, 1939      Pg 5, col 4    by: Ron Hanley
John P. Brady, who makes his home with his daughter, Mrs. Rose Woodside, in Rochester, arrived in Victor, last Friday, and has been staying with his daughter, Mrs. E. J. Keefe, and family, and has also been visiting other members of his family here.
THE  VICTOR  HERALD                Thursday       September 1, 1939  
John P. Brady is visiting his brother at Hoboken, N. J., and had planned to visit his son Walton, at Camp Dix, but was denied that pleasure because the camp was breaking up preparatory to moving the men and was under guard when Mr. Brady arrived there.  Walton Brady has performed his military duties so creditably that he has been promoted to the rank of sergeant.


THE VICTOR HERALD    Thursday    September 1, 1939       Front Page, col  2
15th Reunion Of The Crowley Family 
The 15th annual reunion of the descendants of the John Crowley family was held at the home of Michael C. Crowley in Victor, with Mr. and Mrs. George Hibbard of Rochester acting as hosts. 
As head of the sports committee, Miss Dorothy Crowley awarded prizes to Michael C. Crowley, 84, the oldest member present, and to Margaret Crowley, eight months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clement Crowley of Mount Morris, the youngest. 
From Duluth, Minnesota, Caledonia, Mt. Morris, Rochester, Lima, Canandaigua, Penn Yan, Macedon, East Bloomfield, Avon, Centerport, L. I. and Victor, came 65 members to attend the annual event. For the first time in 21 years, James Crowley, brother of Michael, came from Duluth. 
Officers for the 1940 reunion are as follows: Kenneth DeBolt, president, Mrs. Kenneth DeBolt, vice president, Miss Dorothy Crowley, treasurer. Nor were deceased members forgotten. On Saturday, August 5th, a mass was celebrated for them in St. Patrick's church, Victor.

 THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday     September 8, 1939       Pg  5, col  3               by: Ron Hanley

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kesel and son, Robert, and Mr. and Mrs. I. B. Estes, motored to Cedar Point at Clayton, Saturday, and remained there until Monday.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY   Friday,    September 8, 1939                 by:  Dianne Thomas

Looking Backward - 20 Years ago:   1919

+  Several accidents occurred during the week, September 8 - 12.  Frank PARILLA was seriously injured when he fell from a ladder.  Edward PHILLIPS caught the second finger of his right hand in a buzz saw.  Clifford O'NEIL was thrown form a hose, and both bones of his right forearm were broken just above the wrist.  William O'LEARY made a misstep, when descending a flight of stairs, and his left leg was fractured in two places below the knee.  

Clarence H. UPTON, a former resident of Victor, died in a Rochester hospital, September 5th. (1919)


Looking Backward - 10 Years ago:   1929

Mrs. John CHISHOLM died, September 12th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Louis CROWLEY.  


About Town & Personals:

+ Mrs. Myron BOUGHTON and Mrs. Leon B. SMITH entertained at a 1 o'clock luncheon and variety shower today (Friday) in honor of Miss Mildred BOUGHTON.  

Mr. and Mrs. Ira A. COREY and son, Leonard, who have been at their summer home on Canandaigua Lake during the summer months, returned to their home on West Main street, Monday.  

Mr. and Mrs. R. O. WHITNEY and daughter, Mary Louise, returned to their home on West Main street, Monday, after having been at their summer home on Canandaigua Lake during the summer vacation. 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward BAUER and family who have been occupying the east apartment over The Victor Herald office for several months past, have moved to Palmyra, to make their home with his father, Edward BAUER and family.

+  The men who wore color guard uniforms of the War of 1812 at the unveiling of the official landmark at the Ellsworth GREENE home on Boughton Hill, last week Thursday, were Frank A. PUGSLEY of Pittsford, Major Wheeler C. CASE and Hugh H. WILSON, both of Rochester. 

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. PHILLIPS entertained at a family dinner party Sunday.  those present included Mr. and Mrs. Warren ROOT and family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles PHILLIPS Jr., all of Rochester; Mr. and Mrs. Edward PHILLIPS and family, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond PHILLIPS and family, all of Victor.  

Mrs. Fred KOHLHAGEN was pleasantly surprised Wednesday evening, August 30th, when Mrs. Nellie LEWIS, Mrs. Frank GUEST, Mrs. A. T. BENNETT, Miss Flora MURPHY and Mrs. Melvin COHICK, came to her home, bringing with them a cake and ice cream.  The occasion was her 70th birthday.  

Mrs. Florence MALLORY of Cleveland, Ohio, is spending a few days with her sister, Mrs. George KRATZENBERG

Miss Eileen MURPHY of Chicago, Ill, as been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John MURPHY and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Leon PATTERSON and little son, Warren, of Rochester, called at the HAWKIN'S home, Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin UTTER of Rochester were guests of Mr. and Mrs. William COTTON and family, Monday.

Gerald RYAN of New York City is visiting his mother, Mrs. Mary RYAN and sister, Miss Theresa RYAN, this week. 

Mr. and Mrs. David JONES and son, Robert, of Jersey Shore, Pa., visited her brother, Charles BAILEY and family, last week.

Mr. and Mrs. James NORTHRUP of Clifton Springs were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs.. Anthony ENGLISH and family, Sunday.  

Mr. and Mrs. W. F. NEWMAN of Jarvis, Canada, visited her sister, Mrs. John SCHRADER and Mr. SCHARADER, the past weekend.

Mrs. Martin MONIHAN of Buffalo and Mrs. William WARD of Fairport, called at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James HALL, Friday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert MARQUS and Mr. and Mrs. Brice BOWERMAN and family, visited Mrs. MARQUIS' cousin, Mrs. Cora SOULTS, in Rochester, Monday.

Mrs. Harriet WEBSTER left Saturday for Silver Lake, to spend this week at the cottage of Mr. and Mrs. Elman WRIGHT and son, Donald, of Buffalo. 

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert ALLEN and Mr. and Mrs. Reginald LAUGHLIN of Rochester were guests of their mother, Mrs. Marion BOWERMAN and family, Monday.  

+  Roger GREENE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth GREENE, began his studies at the Rochester Business Institute, Tuesday.  He is taking a course in accountancy. 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred BROWN were dinner guests Tuesday, of Mrs. Emma STEVENS of Lyons.  Mrs. BROWN and Mrs. STEVENS were schoolmates at Macedon.  

Rev. and Mrs. R. E. DRONSFIELD and daughter, Mary, are at home, following a 2 weeks vacation at Chautauqua and a 2 weeks stay in the Adirondack mountains. 

Mrs. Arthur ROOT and son, Gordon, and Walter BOUGHTON, attended the air races at Cleveland, Oh.  They left Victor on Saturday morning and returned home Monday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles JACOBS returned to their home in Boston, Mass., Tuesday, after having spend several weeks with Mr. JACOB'S parents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer JACOBS and brother, Francis.  

Miss Elizabeth BARTHOLOMEW will return to Jackson, Mich., the latter part of the week, to resume her work as Girl Scout director, following a 3 weeks vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. BARTHOLOMEW.

+  The Misses Madaline LYONS, Rita BARRY, Elizabeth BARRY, Alice CONDON and Mary CROWLEY, spent the weekend at Camp Kennedy on Canandaigua Lake.  On Sunday evening, Miss Eileen MURPHY and her sister, Bernadette, visited the group of girls.  

Miss Marion PHILLIPS returned to Cornwall, Monday, to resume her duties as school nurse.  Her sister, Miss Margaret PHILLIPS, returned to Smyrna, Monday, to resume her teaching duties, following the summer vacation at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. PHILLIPS

Mr. and Mrs. Byron BLAZEY, Clifford LYONS, Marsden SALE, Mr. and Mrs. Everett BLAZEY of Canandaigua, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert WILKINSON of Egypt, spent last week fishing at the Thousand Islands.  Mr. and Mrs. Floyd BLAZEY visited them on Friday and on Saturday, attended the Toronto Fair.  

Mrs. Myron BOUGHTON, Mr. and Mrs. Leon B. SMITH and daughter, Lois, have been on a vacation trip through the New England States.  They visited Rev. and Mrs. George KINNEY at Ellsworth Falls and Bar Harbor, Maine.  The return trip was along the coast to Cape Cod and through Rhode Island and Connecticut.  

John MC CARTHY and daughters, Marie and Alice & son, Jackie, attended the New York State Fair at Syracuse last Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. GREEN visited his cousin, Clarence TIMMERMAN, at Little Falls, from Saturday until Tuesday evening.

Miss Faith SMITH has returned to her home in Syracuse, following a week's vacation with her brother, Mrs. and Dr. Carl B. SMITH.

Miss Joan E. KEEFE, a member of the class of 1939 of Victor High School, entered St. Mary's training school for nurses in Rochester, Thursday.  

Mr. and Mrs. Louis LOCKE, Mr. and Mrs. John BEERS and Dr. and Mrs. E. T. SHARP stayed at Mrs. Fred LOCKE'S cottage on Canandaigua Lake, over Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. William SCHRADER and family called on Charles THIEL at Jordon, Sunday and also visited Mr. and Mrs. Elmer LANNING of Clyde, formerly of Victor.  

Miss Mary G. KEEFE, who had been spending a week's vacation and the holiday at her home, has returned to Rochester, where she is employed by the Eastman Kodak Company.  

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin CARPENTER, Mr. and Mrs. Fred T. CLOVER and Mr. and Mrs. A. J. ALLAART of East Rochester spent the holiday weekend at the BEEMAN cottage on Canandaigua Lake. 

Miss Mary DRAPER called at the home of Frank HULBERT and also on Mr. and Mrs. Fred TITUS, all formerly of Victor, while in Shortsville, Wednesday, to attend the county W.C.T.U. convention.

Mr. and Mrs. John SULLIVAN and daughter, Mary Catherine, of Indianapolis, Ind., have been spending ten days with their respective parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph MC CARTHY and Mrs. Katherine SULLIVAN of Rochester.  

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY   Friday,    September 15, 1939                 by:  Dianne Thomas

GALLUP - Mrs. Jennie Gillis GALLUP of Fairport, widow of the late Frank S. GALLUP, entered into rest, September 13, 1939, a little more than 6 weeks after the death of her husband.  she lived in Victor for many years and was held in high esteem by many friends here.  The surviving relatives are a daughter, Rose of Fairport; a son, George, of Rochester; and six grandchildren.  Funeral services at the family home, 20 Avenue A., at 3 o'clock, Saturday afternoon.  Burial will be made in the Boughton Hill Cemetery in Victor.  


Mrs. Monroe GARDINER, who makes her home with her son, George M. GARDINER, and Mrs. GARDINER, is visiting her son, Byron GARDINER at LeRoy.  

Mr. and Mrs. J. BROOKS and daughters of Ashville, NC, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. John HILL and family for several days, the first part of the week. 

Mrs. Rose JACOBS attended the FAUGH family reunion Sunday, at the home of the Misses Emma and Anna GRAVES, at Rush.  There were 22 present at the gathering. 

Mr. and Mrs. George GARDINER Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond CLOVER and family visited Mr. and Mrs. George GARDINER Jr. and family at Warners, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Josiah BROOKS and daughters, Allison and Marsha, of Asheville, NC were guests of Mr. and Mrs. John K. HILL and family, from Monday to Wednesday.   

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin K. HAAS of Rochester toured through the New England States and visited the World's Fair during the Labor Day weekend and all of last week.

Basil BREWSTER, who has been visiting his mother, Mrs. Clara M. BREWSTER in Brownsville, left for his home in Tustin, Calif., September 3rd and arrived there September 9th.  

Mrs. Fred GREEN, Mrs. Russell SIMONDS, Mrs. O. L. POLHEMUS, Mrs. R. O. WHITNEY and daughter, Mary Louise, were luncheon guests of Mrs. Emily CALWALLADER in Palmyra, Tuesday.  

Mrs. I. B. STAFFORD and son, James, and daughter, Ann, Miss Marion JENKS and Donald MILLER of Syracuse, visited Mrs. STAFFORD'S parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. BUTTON, last Thursday.  

Miss Lois WOOD, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carol O. WOOD of Victor, will return to Keuka College at the beginning of the college year, to continue her studies.  Miss WOOD is a senior at Keuka.  

Miss Ruth SAXBY drove up from Albany, Sunday, to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John SAXBY.  On Tuesday afternoon, she went to Auburn for her friend, Miss Betty OSTROM, who is also employed in Albany.  

+  The Misses Joan and Mary KEEFE spent the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emmet KEEFE, on Sunday.  Mr. and Mrs. William J. C. KLEM of Rochester were guests of Mr. and Mrs. KEEFE and Mr. KLEM gave a showing of  (cut off)


In Surrogate's Court - Dr. William B. CLAPPER, Victor physician and one time supervisor of the town, left a gross estate of $25,824.99, transfer tax proceedings (cut off)

VICTOR  HERALD        Friday         September 22, 1939        by: Ron Hanley
THIRTY  YEARS  AGO   (1909)  -   Mr. and Mrs. John W. VanDenbergh celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at their home on High Street, September 21st. There were about 75 guests present.

THE VICTOR HERALD     December 15, 1939     Friday    Pg 5, col 3    by: Ron Hanley
 No. Bloomfield's Only Civil War Veteran Was 92 Yesterday 
Charles Chambers, for many years merchant and postmaster at North Bloomfield, celebrated his 82d birthday, Thursday, in the same quiet fashion that has characterized observances of other years. 
Birthdays have become old story to him, he says, and he couples that dry comment with recollections of his service in the Civil War and his experiences in California, to which State he went in 1869 to work on the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad. 
Only remaining Civil War veteran in his community, Chambers served in the Union Navy, and at the age of 16 participated in the Naval battle and capture of Fort Fisher on Christmas Eve, 1864. 
After conclusion of hostilities between the North and South, he continues for three years in the service, cruising up and down the Atlantic seaboard on the sloop of war, Rhode Island, and the Susquehanna. 
Far from satisfied with adventure, he soon after took one of the first toy sized trains to chug across the continent and was in California during the turbulent period of expansion following the Civil War. 
Returning to North Bloomfield he married Miss Genevieve Ideson, and settled down to a prosperous career as country storekeeper and postmaster. Mrs. Chambers died only a few weeks ago. 
Naturally war news is of great interest to the nonagenarian. Failing eyesight has made it impossible for him to read the newspapers, but he keeps posted on what is going on by listening to news broadcasts.

THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday    December 22, 1939    Page 5, col 4     by:  Ron Hanley    
Mrs. Mary H. Guinan entered into rest, Friday, December 15, 1939, at her home in Rochester.  She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Emmett Keefe of Victor, Mrs. Howard Lynaugh of Canandaigua, Margaret H. Guinan of Rochester, five sons, Frank of Canandaigua, John of Honeoye Falls, Leo of Victor, Matthew of Buffalo, and Eugene of Geneva. 
Funeral services took place, Monday morning, from the home of her son, Leo Guinan, and from St. Patrick's church in Victor. Burial was made in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

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