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1940 - 1942

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Clifton Springs, NY Press                        early  January   1940                    by: Dianne Thomas

DRYER - Committal services for W. Charles Dryer, 73, of Loveland, Colo., formerly of Clifton Springs, who died December 28th, were held, Saturday in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.

Besides his wife, Mrs. Cassie L. Dryer, survivors are two sons, Allen W. Dryer of Rock Springs, Wyoming, and Truman C. Dryer of the Canandaigua-Rochester road; also six grandchildren.

THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday  January 19, 1940     Front Page, col 2    by:  Ron Hanley
Miss GOURLAY Falls And Hip Is Broken
 Miss Kit GOURLAY who fell and broke her hip about a week ago, has been removed from the home of her brother, Eli GOURLAY,  to the Thompson Memorial Hospital in Canandaigua. Miss GOURLAY has been confined to her bed for a time by illness but was able to get up and around a little. She received the injury when she got out of bed and lost her balance.

The Fairport Herald                                 Jan 24, 1940                                by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Ella Quigley, mother of Mrs. Edson D. Warren, died Jan. 23, 1940, at the Warren home, 75 West Church street.  

Mrs. Quigley  was 93 years old and had been in poor health for years.  She formerly lived in Victor.

She leaves, besides her daughter, one granddaughter, Mrs. Page DeLand, and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held this afternoon and interment will be in Boughton Hill cemetery, Victor.

THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday      March 22, 1940      Pg 7, col 3         by:  Ron Hanley


Olive Bowers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Bowers, and Francis W. Barry were married by the Rev. E. P. Esser of Victor,

Saturday, March 16th.  They were attended by Miss Beatrice Northrup and Everett Barry.  Mr. and Mrs. Barry will reside in Farmington, where the groom is a farmer.

Victor Herald,  Victor, NY        Fri             March 22, 1940             by: Dianne Thomas


GILLETTE - Fred E. GILLETTE, a former station agent at the NY Central depot at Victor, died Saturday, March 16, 1940 at St. Mary's hospital in Rochester, Minn., where he had been a patient for 3 weeks.  He would have been 58 years old on March 18th.  He had been in poor health for some time but attended to his duties as NY Central freight agent in Oakfield until shortly before he went to the hospital.  After leaving Victor, Mr. GILLETTE served as agent at several different points on the NY Central before going to Oakfield, where he has been on duty for 7 years.

He is survived by his widow, Helen, two sons, Jack and Richard, 5 sisters and 2 brothers.  Funeral services took place Tuesday in the Presbyterian church in Oakfield, Mich. 

GARLING - Mrs. Lena GARLING, widow of Louis GARLING, passed away on March 20, 1940.  Surviving are two sons and one daughter, Otto of Pittsford and Frederick GARLING of Fishers.  Mrs. Mary KEUER of Railroad Mills; 9 grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Reka BOHEEN of Rochester.  Funeral services will take place at her home in Fishers at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon.  Interment will be in Pittsford.

WASHBURN - William WASHBURN of Victor, entered into rest Tuesday, March 19, 1940.  He is survived by his wife (Helen), a daughter Mrs. Lester (Ellen) BILL of Canandaigua; 3 sons, Earl, Ira and William; a sister, Mrs. Lewis BARNUM; a brother, George WASHBURN and several grandchildren.  Funeral services took place from the home this (Friday) afternoon.

SCHMIDT - John C. SCHMIDT of Fairport, brother of Lewis SCHMIDT of Fishers, died on March 17, 1940.  He is survived by 3 sons, a daughter, 4 brothers, a sister & 7 grandchildren.  Funeral services took place in Fairport, Thursday afternoon, and interment was made in  Pittsford.



Local Happenings:

Bert MARQUIS is recovering from his recent illness.

James STEVENS, brother in law of Charles BOWERMAN, is ill of pneumonia in Florida.

Miss Marion COMMISSO underwent an operation at the Thompson Memorial Hospital in Canandaigua, Thursday. 

Mrs. Everette GARLOCK entertained 10 little guests in honor of her son's 10th birthday, last Thursday afternoon, March 14.  

Mrs. Bert MC CLOSKEY is still confined to her home but is improved, following a fall at the home of her neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Edward PROSSER, recently.

Mr. and Mrs. H. R. BROWN, who have been living in the 2nd floor apartment of the Ralph BUTLER house on West Main street, moved on Monday to Farmington.  

Mr. and Mrs. Roy SEAGER, Canandaigua, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Joyce SEAGER to Stephen L. JONES, son of Mr. and Mrs. John JONES of Victor.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy KEEFE are moving into the upper flat in the Butler apartment house on West Main street.  Mrs. KEEFE will operate a beauty parlor in that location. 

+  Word received by Mrs. George HIGINBOTHAM from friends in St. Petersburg, Florida, announce that her father, Rev. A. M. SPANGLER is feeling improved following his recent hip injury.



Mrs. Eunice HALL is visiting friends at Valley Stream this week and over Easter.

Mrs. Elizabeth SKEA of Warsaw, visited Mrs. William MURRAY and family the past weekend.

Mrs. Francis ODERKIRK left last Friday for Florida where she will vacation for several weeks.

Mrs. George H. GUNNISON of Bristol was a guest of Mrs. F. M. LOCKE over the past weekend.

Ira A. COREY was in Oakfield, Mi., Tuesday, to attend the funeral of Fred E. GILLETTE, formerly of Victor. 

Miss Mary BREWER and Wayne MOYER of Canandaigua spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. A. E. COLLINS.

Clifton Springs, NY Press                              mid April 1940                     by: Dianne Thomas 

GILLIS - Mrs. Harriet S. Gillis, aged 87, passed away at the Baptist Home, Fairport, on Thursday. April 13, 1939. She had spent the last 25 years of her life there and was the oldest member of the house family, which occupied the new building, erected in 1914. At one time she was a resident of this village and will be remembered by many persons.

She is survived by a brother, H. S. Bundy of this village, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held from the Home on Saturday, the Rev. F. B. Taft of the First Baptist church officiating.  Burial was made in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.

The Fairport Herald Mail                        May 1, 1925                     by: Dianne Thomas 

Mrs. Lucy E. Fisher, a resident of Fishers for the past 65 years, died Saturday, April 13, 1940, in the Thompson Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, as the result of a fractured hip-from a fall in her home.  She was born Feb. 4,- 1853, the daughter of Abner Bushman and Phebe King of Mendon Center.

Her husband, Henry Pardee Fisher, a produce dealer and postmaster of Fishers, died 47 years ago. Mrs. Fisher is survived by a daughter, Miss Clara of Fishers; a son, Charles H., and a grandson, Charles H. Jr. of Brighton; a brother, Hanford E. Bushman of Mendon Center; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral was held at their home, Monday afternoon at 2:30, with burial in Boughton Hill cemetery, Victor. 

The bearers were Fred Fowler, Charles H. Fisher Jr., J. Sheldon Fisher, Almon P. Fisher, Francis Fisher and Preston Fisher.  

Rev. Arthur C. Rheme of the Victor Methodist church and Rev.. G. Charles Weaver of the Centenary Methodist church of Brighton officiated.

THE VICTOR HERALD           Friday            July 12, 1940           Pg 5, col  4        by:  Ron Hanley
 William Henry Dunlap died unexpectedly, late Tuesday night, July 9, 1940, at his home on West Main street, following a heart attack.  He was born in Victor 68 years ago and had resided here all his life. 
He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Kesel of Victor,  Mrs. Anna Denniston of Penn Yan, a brother, Albert Dunlap of Shortsville, several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were conducted in the Methodist church, this Friday afternoon, with the Rev. A. C. Rehme officiating. Burial took place in Boughton Hill Cemetery.

The Shortsville Enterprise             Wednesday                  July 17, 1940                   by: Dianne Thomas 

J. Albert Dunlap of Hebron avenue, mourns the death of his brother, William Henry Dunlap, which occurred at his home in Victor on Tuesday evening (July 9), after a heart attack. He was a native of Victor and had spent his entire life there. The survivors are two sisters and the brothers. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from the Victor Methodist Church, with interment in the Boughton Hill Cemetery.

VICTOR HERALD      Friday       July 19, 1940      Front Pg,  col  5            by:  Ron Hanley
Robert Kesel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kesel of School Street, suffered a brain concussion, bruises, and cuts, late Sunday afternoon, when the motor scoot he was riding was crowded off the road by a passing automobile. Joe Sullivan, son of Mrs. Margaret Sullivan of East Main Street, was a passenger on the motor scoot. 
The boys were riding down High Street when the car headed west, came around the curve. Bobbie noting the circumstances, pushed Joe off the motor scoot, which resulted in Joe receiving only bruised knees. 
Bobbie hit a fence post and landed on some ties in the Albert Pezzimenti yard. The fence post which was broken by the impact, struck Bobbie back of his left ear, breaking a blood vessel. 
Friends accompanied Bobbie to the house of Everett Edwards from which place he was later taken to his home. His condition is such that he will be obliged to remain in bed for at least this week.


THE VICTOR HERALD Friday July 19, 1940  Pg 5, col  2
An attractive mid-summer wedding took place in the rectory of  St. Augustine's church in Rochester, Monday, July 15, 1940, when Miss Florence Kingsley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Kingsley of Victor, became the bride of J. Maurice Keefe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Keefe of Victor. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. L. Emmett Davis.
The bride was attired in a white crepe redingote with white accessories, and wore a corsage of Tailisman roses.  The bridesmaid, Miss Ruth Kingsley, sister of the bride, wore white sharkskin with matching accessories. Laurence Keefe was best man for his brother.   The mother of the bride was gowned in blue silk print and wore a corsage of yellow roses.
Following the ceremony a luncheon was served at the home of the bride's parents.  After a wedding trip through the Adirondacks and the New England States, Mr. and Mrs. Keefe will reside at 117 Barton street, Rochester.

The Shortsville Enterprise         August 6, 1941                    by: Dianne Thomas 

Many from this town attended the funeral services for the late Frank G. Hawkins at the Hawkins home in Victor town on Monday afternoon. Surviving, beside his wife, are three sons, Allen of Troy, Charles of Buffalo and Ralph of Victor; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Osborn and Mrs. Nettie Tillotson of Rochester. Burial was in Boughton Hill cemetery.

THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday   August 16, 1940     Pg 4, col 3    by: Ron Hanley             
Mrs. Mary Mangan Drury entered into rest Sunday, August 11, 1940, at the home of her daughter Mrs. William Clark, in Shortsville, after an illness of several months. 
She was born in Ireland 77 years ago. Mrs. Drury passed most of her life in Victor ands Shortsville. For four years she resided with her son, James Drury, in Syracuse. 
She was a member of St. Dominic's Church in Shortsville. The surviving relatives are four daughters, Mrs. Clark, Mrs. William King, and Mrs. Mirl Record, all of Shortsville, and Mrs. Henry Sadler of Fishers, a son James Drury, of Syracuse, four sisters, Mrs. Peter Kennedy, Mrs. Edward Downs, Mrs. Thomas Sullivan, Mrs. George McDonald, a brother, Patrick J. Mangan, all of Rochester, 13 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. 
Funeral services took place from the home of Mrs. Clark, and from St. Dominic's Church, Wednesday morning. Burial was made in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Victor.

THE  VICTOR  HERALD         September 6, 1940         Pg  4, col  4               by: Ron Hanley 

FARRELL  -   Mrs. Grace M. Farrell, widow of Joseph Farrell, entered into rest suddenly at her home on East Main Street, Monday morning, September 2, 1940. Mrs. Farrell was born in Rochester, February 18, 1896, and had resided in Victor about 35 years.
The surviving relatives are two daughters, Esther and Madeline, and a son, Edward, all of Victor, two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Finnerty of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Gertrude Gielow of Rochester, three brothers, Archie and Howard Cuykendall, of Victor, and Earl Cuykendall of Rochester, several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services took place from her home and from St. Patrick's Church. Burial was made in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Friday    September 6, 1940              by: Dianne Thomas

GARLICK - Mrs. Julia Flynn GARLICK, whose death was mentioned in last week's issue of The Herald, was born in Fishers in Victor township, 65 years ago.  She passed most of her life in Fishers and Victor, bur during the past four years, had lived in Buffalo with her son, Donald, and part of the time with her daughter, Mrs. Thomas SNYDER of Blasdell.  she died on August 22, 1940, at Waneka, NY, where she had been staying at a lake home for 10 weeks for the benefit of her health, after having returned from a hospital.  Besides her daughter and son, Mrs. GARLICK is survived by a brother, William FLYNN of Fishers, and 3 grandchildren, Marie, Thomas and Catherine SNYDER. Funeral services were conducted here at the Sale & Cotton Funeral Home and from St. Patrick's church, August 26, and burial was made in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

GARLING - Frederick GARLING entered into rest at his home on Thornell Road in Pittsford, Wednesday, August 28, 1940.  He is survived by his widow, Anna WEIGERT; two daughters, Mrs. Walter HOLDERMAN of Manchester; Mrs. Alfred BURKHARDT of Toledo; four sons, Lewis, Frederick, Clarence and Ernest, of Pittsford; 19 grandchildren; a brother, John; a sister, Mrs. Lena WATERSTRAW; several nieces and nephews. The funeral took place from his home, Saturday afternoon.  Burial was made in Pittsford.  


+  Philadelphia mint officials have said that nothing but coppers were turned out during July because of the demand for the pennies, the result of defense taxes.  The mint is running 24 hours a day, sever days a week, and is still behind schedule.  The superintendent of the mint has issued a call for 30 machinists as part of an expansion plan.

+  The Japanese Salvation Army has decided to sever all connections with the London organization, changing it's name to the Salvation Corps.  A growing campaign in Japan to eliminate foreign financial aide and direction from Christian religious institutions, is termed by foreign clergymen as the reason for the action.  Also in Japan, Rotary clubs continue their meetings, but have dropped the name Rotary in compliance with government requirements.

+  On Sunday, September 1, the New Jersey Child Labor Act became effective.  The law limits employment of minors between 12 and 18 years of age, provides for an eight our day and a 40 hour week.  No minor may be employed in a factory if under 16 years of age and none in a hazardous occupation if under 18 years of age.  Working hours in factories must be arranged between 6 o'clock in the morning and 1o o'clock at night.  No person under 18 years old may be employed where alcoholic beverages are sold

THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday     September 13, 1940      Front Page ,col  3           by: Ron Hanley 
John P. Brady Has 99th Birthday Thursday, Sept. 12
Just four score and 19 years ago, John P. Brady was born in Ireland. He now makes his home in Rochester with a daughter, Mrs. Rose Woodside, and was 99 years old on Thursday, September 12. 
He is the father of John P. and Walton J. Brady and Mrs. Edward Keefe, all of Victor. He has five other living children, Frank, Leo and Viola Brady, all of Rochester, Louis of Leroy, and Arthur of East Rochester. 
After coming to this country when a young man, Mr. Brady lived in Shortsville for a time. He was a farmer by occupation and after his stay in Shortsville he went to Mertensia in the town of Farmington. He was married to Mary Brady, and 11 children were born to them while they were living in Farmington. The oldest son, Edward, died in 1929 in Rochester, and the eldest daughter, Mary Brady Grant, died in 1928, in Rochester. 
Mr. Brady and his family lived in Farmington until 1906, when they moved to Victor village. For a time he carried on the lighter work of being towerman at the crossing of the Lehigh Valley railroad on Maple avenue. He worked a 12 hour trick. Three years after moving to Victor village, he made a trip to Ireland. 
About 23 years ago he went to Rochester to live with his daughter. He is in good health and was able to come to Victor, last Saturday, to attend the centennial celebration of the first train over the Auburn branch of the New York Central Railroad. 
When in his youth he was a pitcher on the baseball team in Farmington, and has taken great enjoyment through the years listening to the radio broadcasts of the games over the country.  It is the wish of all that Mr. Brady may have good health and much happiness in the years that are to come.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Friday    October 18, 1940              by: Dianne Thomas

KEEFE - Frank E. KEEFE entered into rest at the home of his mother, Mrs. Kathryn KEEFE, on the Honeoye Falls road, Monday, October 14, 1940.  He was born in Victor 36 years ago and recently returned form New York City, where he had resided for several years.  The surviving relatives are his widow, Mrs. Beulah Collins KEEFE; his mother, Mrs. KEEFE; three sisters, Mrs. Leonard BARRY of Victor, Mrs. M. J. RAUSCH of Waterloo and Miss Madalyn KEEFE of Victor; three brothers, Arthur of Fairport, Donald and Roy KEEFE of Victor.  Funerals services took place Thursday morning from the home and from St. Patrick's church.  Interment was made in St. Patrick's Cemetery.  


Mrs. Fred GREEN was a guest of Mrs. Albert POWELL in Rochester, Thursday. 

Mrs. Fred GREEN and Miss Mary PRYOR of Rochester, went to Bristol, Wednesday.  Miss PRYOR and Mrs. GREEN were friends when attending Mechanics Institute of Rochester.

Miss Blanche CLARK of Sandusky, has been a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Brice BOWERMAN.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. HUDSON of Rochester recently called on Miss Mary L . DRAPER.

Mrs. John LYNAUGH of Canandaigua, spent Thursday of last week with Mrs. Mary LYNAUGH.

Mrs. Rose JACOBS was agues of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert ROLLINGSWORTH of Fairport the past weekend.

Mrs. Howard BLOODGOOD and daughter, Mrs. Mabel ESTEY of Geneva, spent Wednesday in Rochester. 

+ Mr. and Mrs. Howard BLOODGOOD and Mrs. Flora COX called on Mr. and Mrs. Frank SIDDONS and family of 7 Colbert Place, Rochester, Sunday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry SIDDONS of 1175 Highland avenue, Rochester, called on their aunt, Mrs. Flora COX and cousin, Mrs. Minnie BLOODGOOD, recently.

Mr. and Mrs. Terry ALDRIDGE spent Sunday afternoon with her cousin, Mrs. Louise BROADRIDGE, in Rochester.

Mrs. Harriet WEBSTER is spending a few days with her son, Robert WEBSTER and Mrs. WEBSTER at Redwood.

Miss Ruth WOOD and Miss Helen TISCHER plan to attend a hairdressers' convention in Buffalo, Monday and Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. COLLINS were Sunday dinner guests of their daughter, Mrs. Luther MOYER and family in Canandaigua.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank THOMPSON and daughter, Jean, of Rochester, were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Melville BEARD and family. 

Miss Carrie STRONG has returned to her home in the Catskills, after having visited her cousins, Mrs. Marlon PLUMB and Mrs.  Lillian ROSS

Mrs. Charles PHILLIPS and daughters, Emily, Marion and Margaret, attend the World's Fair at New York City during the past weekend.  

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert ALLEN visited her mother, Mrs. Marion BOWERMAN on Sunday.  Mr. and Mrs. ALLEN recently moved to 95 Leroy street, Rochester. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. SMITH of Syracuse were guests of Dr. and Mrs. Carl B. SMITH and daughter, Cynthia Laidlaw SMITH, from Wednesday until Saturday, last week. 

Rev. and Mrs. Nelson L. LOBDELL and Rev. and Mrs. R. E. DRONSFIELD, motored to Syracuse, Tuesday, to visit Miss Marian E. LOBDELL, who has charge of 17 Freshmen girls at Syracuse University this year.  

Miss Mary L. DRAPER and her guest, Mrs. E. A. DREW of St. Paul, Minn., called on Miss Ella MEAD at St. Ann's Home in Rochester, last Saturday.  Mrs. DREW is now spending a few days with relatives at Clifton Springs.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph HAWKINS attend the wedding of Miss Edna KEMP and Carl SLADE of Macedon, Saturday evening, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles KEMP.  Mr. SLADE is a brother of Mrs. HAWKINS.  

John CANNING, Robert TISCHER, Donald BREWER and Jack ANDERSON, have been spending the past week at New York City and the World's Fair.  Mr. and Mrs. James ANDERSON took the group to New York.  They (cut off)

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY     Tues           Nov 26, 1940               by: GSubyak@aol.com

ESTES - Mrs. Leonora T., at her home, Victor, N. Y., Monday, Nov. 25, 1940.  She leaves one daughter and two sons, Miss Leonora M. ESTES, L. B. and Stuart all of Victor, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the home until Wednesday morning. Private funeral services Wednesday afternoon, Rev. LOVEDELL, officiating. Interment in  Farmington Cemetery. Arrangement by Sales & Cotton.

Shortsville Enterprise                                           February 5, 1941                     by: Dianne Thomas

Local friends will regret to learn of the death of Frank E. Cobb, 83, retired druggist of Victor, who passed away at his home on Saturday morning. He was a native of Hopewell, where he was born in July 2, 1858. He had been a frequent caller here and was well and favorably known to quite a number of our residents. 

The survivors are his widow and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, with interment in Boughton Hill Cemetery, near Victor.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY     Thurs   Feb 13, 1941  by: GSubyak@aol.com

BRADY - John P., at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William WOODSIDE,  10 Algonquin Ter., Tuesday noon. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. William WOODSIDE, Miss Viola BRADY of Rochester, Mrs. Edward KEEFE of Victor; six sons,  Frank and Leo of Rochester; Louis of Le Roy, Arthur of East Rochester, John and Walton of Victor; 29 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral Friday, 9 a.m., from St. Peter's and Paul's Church. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery, Victor, N. Y.

MARTIN - Entered into rest Tuesday morning, Mrs. Hattie E. MARTIN. She leaves two sisters, Mrs. Louise HENDERSON, Geneva, N. Y., Mrs. Ada MADDEN, Cleveland, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at Latimer Funeral Home, 179 Clarissa St. Burial office  at
10 o'clock and requiem at 10:15 o'clock Friday morning, Feb. 14, 1941, at St. Simon's Episcopal Church. Interment at Victor.
(Boughton Ceme)

THE  VICTOR  HERALD      Friday      February 14, 1941       Front Page, col 6     by: Ron Hanley 

John  P.  Brady  Dies  In  Rochester -  In His 100th Year


John P. Brady, who spent a considerable portion of his life in Ontario County, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Woodside, in Rochester, Tuesday noon, February 11, 1941. He had lived for nearly a century, having been born in Ireland on September 12, 1841.

Up to Thursday preceding his death, Mr. Brady had continued to find much enjoyment in life. On that day his strength failed so that he was obliged to return to his bed, and he gradually grew weaker until the end came. 
Mr. Brady came to this country when a young man. He was a farmer by occupation and after living for a long time at Shortsville, he located at Mertensia in the town of Farmington. He was married to Mary Brady, and 11 children were born to them at their home in Farmington. While n his farm, Mr. Brady found much enjoyment in fox hunting. He was a baseball enthusiast, and in his youth pitched on the Farmington nine.  
In 1906, Mr. Brady and his family moved into Victor village, and for a time he was tower man at the Maple Avenue crossing of the Lehigh Valley railroad on a 12 hour trick. In 1909 he made a trip to Ireland.  About 24 years ago, Mr. Brady went to Rochester to live with his daughter, Mrs. Woodside. He took daily walks, made new friends and acquaintances, read the newspapers, went for automobile rides, and enjoyed radio programs, especially the broadcasts of baseball games. He frequently returned to Victor for visits with his relatives and friends, and in September, 1940, he attended the centennial celebration of the first train over the Auburn branch of the New York Central. Friendly and whimsical, he was an interesting companion and opportunities to renew acquaintances with him were welcomed by all who knew him. 
The surviving relatives are three daughters and six sons, Mrs. William Woodside and Miss Viola Brady of Rochester, Mrs. Edward Keefe of Victor, Frank and Leo, of Rochester, Louis of Leroy, Arthur of East Rochester, John J. and Walton, of Victor, 29 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.   Funeral services were conducted in S.S. Peter and Paul's church in Rochester, Friday morning.  Burial was made in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Victor.

THE  VICTOR  HERALD     Friday     February 14, 1941     Front Page, col  2    by: Ron Hanley 
Couple Reaches 53d Milestone Together 
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin E. Prosser will attain their 53d wedding anniversary tomorrow, Saturday, February 15th. The week holds two
special occasions for them, Mr. Prosser's 82d birthday having fallen on Wednesday, February 12th.   Mr. and Mrs. Prosser are able to be about their home, but they get out very little.

Frank CARPENTER is 95 Years Old Today - Frank CARPENTER, who arrived in this world on St. Valentines' Day, is today quietly celebrating his 95th birthday at the home of his son, Benjamin CARPENTER, where eh now lives. He is in fairly good health.

THE VICTOR HERALD       Friday         March 21, 1941          Pg 5, col 4                     by: Ron Hanley  
LYNAUGH -   Mrs. Mary Mullane Lynaugh died at her home in Victor on Friday, March 14, after a brief illness.
Mrs. Lynaugh was born in Palmyra on January 25, 1867, the daughter of John and Julia Mullane. Her early girlhood days were spent
in Pittsford and after being graduated from the Rochester State Hospital she was married to Thomas Lynaugh of Victor in 1900. She had since resided on the present farm site.
Mrs. Lynaugh was devoted to her home and family and was a faithful member of St. Patrick's church.
She is survived by two daughters and a son, Mrs. Edgar Lyons of Rochester, Julia and Thomas of Victor, four grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Barrett of Rochester.  Funeral services were conducted from her home and from St. Patrick's Church, Tuesday, March 18. Interment was made in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

THE VICTOR HERALD        Friday        April 5, 1941        Pg 1, col 5      by: Ron Hanley   


Miss Hanna Sullivan died at the Canandaigua Health Home, Saturday, April 5, 1941, following an illness of about ten weeks. 
The surviving relatives are four sisters and a brother, Mrs. Michael Keating and Miss Ella Sullivan, both of Victor, Mrs. William
Dolan, Mrs. John Heinster and Daniel Sullivan of Rochester, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted from the home of Mrs. Michael Keating and from St. Patrick's church, Tuesday morning. Interment was made in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

THE VICTOR HERALD    April 11, 1941     Front Page, col 6         by: Ron Hanley   


GERMANN - Mrs. Florence Cuykendall Germann of Rochester, entered into rest Monday, April 7, 1941, in the Genesee Hospital in Rochester.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Cuykendall of Rochester, former residents of Victor, and a niece of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Cuykendall.  The surviving relatives besides her parents are her husband, Richard Germann, a sister, Ruth, a brother Henry, all of Rochester. Funeral services took place from the home of her parents. Interment was made in White Haven Memorial Park.

 KNIGHT -  APPLETON - Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Clara Appleton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Appleton of Rochester, former residents of this village, and Abraham Knight.  The ceremony was performed Sunday, March 30, in the Congregational Church at Kent, Ohio, by the Rev. Mr. Wilcox, pastor of the church. Mrs. Knight has been a resident of Kent for the past year and Mr. Knight is an employee of the United States Government.

THE VICTOR HERALD         Friday         October 10, 1941       Pg 5, col  3    by: Ron Hanley   

Personals  -   

Miss Elizabeth Osborne, who has been with her mother, Mrs. W. B. Osborne, during the Summer, left last Saturday to resume her work as a lecturer and advisor to college students, clubs and other groups of people.

 J. Raymond Tobin Heads Rochester Group -   J. Raymond Tobin, Rochester attorney and former Victor boy, has
been elected president of the Rochester Commercial Traveler's Mutual Benefit Association.

 Mr. and Mrs. Osborne Hunt and sons, Jerry and Leonard, Mrs. William Washburn of Canandaigua, and Edgar Mead motored to the Adirondacks, Last Friday, returning Monday evening.

Clifton Springs Press             Thursday                          October 23, 1941         by: Dianne Thomas 

Heart Attack May Have Been Cause Of Boughton Accident -   Dr. S. F. Kutz, Ontario county coroner, has issued a certificate of accidental death in the drowning in the Barge canal of John H. Boughton, 79, and his wife, Grace Boughton, 76, of Victor, on Sunday, near Port Gibson.  He also stated that a heart attack may have been suffered by Mr. Boughton while driving.

J. Stuart Reed of Newark, a witness of the tragedy, said that the Boughton car entered the main highway from the intersection on Route 31, proceeded slowly about 100 yards and suddenly veered to the left of the center line and shot over the bank into the water. The bodies were removed from the wreckage by the State Police from Newark and others. Artificial respiration was unavailing

The victims are survived by two sons, Ernest, of Victor, and George H. Boughton, Pittsburgh; a daughter. Mrs. R. M. Calkins of Victor, and two grandchildren.

Mr. Boughton also leaves one brother, Linus C, of Victor; and a sister, Mrs. Charles A. Phillips of Victor, while Mrs. Boughton is survived by a brother. Charles A. Phillips, of Victor.

Funeral services were held in the home. Tuesday at 2:30 p. m.. the Rev. R. E. Dronesfield, officiating.  Interment in Boughton Hill Cemetery.

THE VICTOR HERALD Friday December 19, 1941  Pg 5, col  4       by: Ron Hanley   
The marriage of Miss Lois Prosser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn D. Prosser of Farmington, and Earl V. Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Hill of Canandaigua, took place December 1, 1941, in the parsonage of the Rev. Mr. Hopkins.  Mr. and Mrs. Hill spent a short honeymoon touring through Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY      Dec 29, 1941    by: GSubyak@aol.com

SULLIVAN - Ella of Victor, N. Y., at the home of Jerry KEATING, Sunday,  Dec. 28, 1941. She leaves three sisters, Mrs. Mary KEATING, Victor, Mrs. William DOLAN and Mrs. John HEINSLER, both of Rochester; one brother, Daniel SULLIVAN of Rochester; several nieces and nephews.
Services from the home of Mrs. Mary KEATING, Victor, N. Y., Tuesday at  8:30 a.m. and St. Patrick's Church at 9 a.m. Interment in St. Patrick's  Cemetery. Arrangements by Sale & Cotton.

Shortsville NY Enterprise                no date found  1942         by: Dianne Thomas 

Mrs. Charles H. Rogers of Main street mourns the death of her brother, Wilber C. Howland of Victor, which occurred at his home on Tuesday. He is survived by one daughter, two sisters and two grandsons. Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at 3:00 from his late home, with burial in Boughton Hill Cemetery.

Oswego Palladium Times              Tuesday             February 24, 1942                    by: Dianne Thomas 

Louis A. Rugg  -  WOLCOTT, Feb. 24 - Louis A. Rugg, 61, husband of Mrs. Ethel Sours Rugg, died Monday at his home at Victor. Mrs. Rugg is a former Wolcott resident. Surviving besides the wife, are a daughter, Miss Lucille Rugg, a son, Gordon Rugg of Rochester; and a grandson, Robert Rugg, also of Rochester. 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home, with burial in Boughton Hill cemetery, Victor.

The Kingston Daily Freeman , Kingston, NY        Friday            March 6, 1942                     by: Dianne Thomas 

Murray C. Drake is Found Dead On Upstate Farm - Murray C. Drake, a former resident of Kingston, was found dead on a couch in the farm house, on the Augustus O'Neil's  farm at Victor, where he was employed as a caretaker, on Monday afternoon.

Mr. Drake was found dead by his sister, Mrs. Annie Drake Ripley, who lives on the Victor and Ionia road at Victor.  Mrs. Ripley had gone to the O'Neil farm to see her brother. 

Mr. Drake was born and educated in Kingston. At one time he was employed as a compositor on The Freeman. After leaving Kingston he made his home in Binghamton for many years, and for the past three years he had made his home with his sister, Mrs. Ripley.

Mr. Drake was a son of the late Chaplain A. T. Drake,


. who was widely known in Kingston. He was a brother of the late Joseph Drake, for years a reporter on the Kingston Leader, and later publisher of a magazine devoted to the Hudson river valley which he published in connection with his printing business in New York city.

Funeral services for Mr. Drake will be held from the Gale & Cotton funeral parlors in Victor on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with burial in the Boughton Hill cemetery. 

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY     Apr 4, 1942    by: GSubyak@aol.com

McMAHON - Gertrude CONCANNON McMAHON of 53 Arvine Heights, Rochester, N.  Y., entered into rest, Apr. 1, 1942. She is survived by one son, Charles  J. Jr.; two sisters, Miss Bertha CONCANNON of Syracuse, Mrs. Dewey WILBUR  of Victor; several nieces and nephews.  Services from the home Monday at 9 a.m. and 9:30 o'clock at St. Monica's Church. Interment in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Victor, N. Y.

Oswego Palladium Times                 Friday                   August 7, 1942                     by: Dianne Thomas 

Edward A. Prosser - Farmington - Edward A. Prosser, 83, died Thursday.  He leaves his widow, Mrs. Nettie V. Prosser: three sons, Chester and Glenn of Victor and Leon of Alhambra, Calif.; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and a brother, George, of Oswego.

Funeral will be at 2:30 p. m. Sunday with burial in Boughton Hill cemetery, Victor. The Rev. A. C. Rehme will officiate.

Shortsville Enterprise                                  Wednesday                  August 12 , 1942           by: Dianne Thomas 

EDWIN A. PROSSER PASSES AWAY IN FARMINGTON -  The death of Edward A. Prosser, a well-known resident of the township of Farmington. occurred on Thursday, at the advanced age of 83 years. The survivors are his widow, Mrs. Nettie V. Prosser; three sons, Chester and Glenn Prosser of Victor and Leon Prosser of Alhambra, Calif.; one brother, George Prosser of Oswego; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Obsequies were held on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. A. C. Rehme of Victor. The remains were laid at rest in the Boughton Hill Cemetery.

The Herald Mail               Fairport                        Thursday                   August 18, 1942     by: Dianne Thomas 

Edward A. Prosser died at his home near Dead Man's Curve Thursday, Aug. 6, 1942, aged 83 years. He is survived by his widow, Nettie Prosser; three sons, Chester and Glenn and Leon of Alhambra, Calif.; 15, grandchildren, five great-grand children, and a brother, George, of Oswego. 

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. A. C. Rehme of Victor officiating. Burial was made in Boughton Hill cemetery, Victor.

Miss Beatrice Early visited her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. James Nolan and Rita of Shortsville, Wednesday and Thursday.

Charles H. Gardner went to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Rice at Aloquin, for a short visit, and with Mr. and Mrs. Rice, attended the 65th reunion of the Short family at Hemlock lake park Saturday.

Carrie B. Cotton, passed away at her home in this village on Thursday.  She was born in Farmington Jan. 5, 1862, the daughter of the late Thomas and Henrietta L. Gardner and was married Aug. 27, 1881, to Charles F. Cotton, who passed away several years ago. 

Mrs. Cotton was a Member of the Farmington Grange No. 431and had recently been awarded a life membership in that organization.

Funeral services were conducted at her late home Saturday afternoon, Rev. Leonard R. Hall, pastor of the Farmington Friends church, officiating.  Interment was made at North Farmington Friends cemetery

Mrs. Cotton is survived by a sister, Mrs. Sarah P. Betz, of this village, also several nieces and nephews.

The Herald Mail               Fairport                        Thursday                   November 19, 1942     by: Dianne Thomas 

The funeral of Stephen VanVoorhis, of Wen???  .... was held at a funeral parlor here.  He was a son of the late Herman and Catherine Holmes VanVoorhis, and was born in Victor, October 17, 1878.  Mr. VanVoorhis and a sister, Miss Mary VanVoorhis, made their home together and their nearest relatives are a brother, Albert, of Canandaigua, and nieces and nephews. Burial was made in Boughton Hill cemetery, Victor.

Fifteen relatives of George Wiltsie, a native son of this section, visited him in Cortland where he has been a merchant many years. Dinner and a social time marked his 80th birthday anniversary. He is reported to be in excellent health.

John Wadhams is taking a preflight aviation course while finishing his last year at Mt. Hermon school  in Massachusetts.

Charles Field, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Field," is in service in the medical branch of the navy reserve.  His brother volunteered for service, but was rejected owing to a physical ailment.

Mrs. Stewart T. Vincent and sons, Joey and Bob, left Tuesday of this week for Venice, Fla., to spend the winter with her parents,  Rev. and Mrs. DeWitt Dowling.  Her husband, Lieutenant Colonel Vincent, is in overseas service. They have been spending a number of months with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vincent of this Village.

THE VICTOR HERALD                    Friday       December 18, 1942      Pg 5, col 4      by: Ron Hanley    
 Mrs. Beatrice Mosier Henehan, wife of J. Leo Henehan of Rochester, formerly of Victor, died in that city on Tuesday, December
15, 1942. Besides her husband she is survived by a daughter, Mary Lee, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Mosier, and a sister, Mrs. Frank Merklinger, all of Rochester. Funeral services were conducted, Friday morning, from a Rochester funeral home and from St. Helen's Church. Interment was in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery.

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