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The Victor Herald, Victor, NY         Friday   January  29, 1943                     by: Dianne Thomas

Jack COLLIGAN Has Returned To Camp - Pvt. John D. COLLIGAN, son of James COLLIGAN, left on Saturday evening, January 23, to return to his duties at the Army Air Base at Richmond, Va., after having been at home on a 5 day furlough.  

Ensign GAFFNEY Has A 10 day Furlough - Ensign Matthew W. GAFFNEY has completed his work in the officers' training school at South Boston, Mass., and is now having a 10 day furlough.  He arrived in Rochester, last Saturday.  Mrs. GAFFNEY and son, Matthew Jr., went from Victor to meet him there, and accompanied him to Webster, where they are spending the week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas GAFFNEY

+  More Villages Lose Their Newspapers - The Angola Record, established in 1879, has been discontinued, the editor, Van F. KETTLES, having gone into the military service.  The North County News, published in Messina, has been suspended, the print shop having been burned out. 

+  Lois WASHBURN to Enter Keuka College - Miss Lois WASHBURN will enter Keuka College, February 1, to begin the three year nursing course now being given there.  Miss WASHBURN was graduated from Victor Central School in the Class of 1942.  She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl WASHBURN.  

Victor Girl Earns Her Nurse's Cap - Miss Marjorie COTTON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William A. COTTON of the Victor-Egypt road, has completed her probationary period as a student nurse, and received her cap at the Genesee Hospital in Rochester, this (Friday) afternoon. 

THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday     January 29, 1943    Front Page,  col 5        by: Ron Hanley 
Gene Brady Sang In Musical Comedy
The Ithaca College News Service informs The Victor Herald that Gene Brady of Victor was a member of the chorus in the Ithaca College students' musical comedy, "4-f'er Free".  The production, with original script, music, songs and dances, was presented for three nights before capacity audiences in the college's Little Theatre to enhance the undergraduate loan fund. The theme centered around the difficulties besetting a few 4-F men left among a large group of coeds on a college campus after the rest of the male student body went off to war.  Mr. Brady, a junior in the music Dept, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Brady of Maple Avenue.
THE VICTOR HERALD         Friday     February 12, 1943  Front  Page,  col  5 
Paul Gene Brady In Medical Air Force 
Paul Eugene Brady, son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Brady, went into service in the United States Army on January 29, and is on duty in the Medical Air Force at Kearns, Utah.

THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday    February 12, 1943    Front  Page,  col 5 

John B. Brady Made A First Lieutenant  -  John B. Brady, son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Brady, was recently commissioned as a first lieutenant in the United States Army, the investiture taking place at Sioux City, Iowa. Lieut. Brady has been transferred to Boise City, Idaho.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY         Friday   February 12, 1943                     by: Dianne Thomas

Anniversary Dinner For Victor Couple - The 31st wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. I. B. ESTES was celebrated a t a diner party given by their daughter, Mrs. Edward LOVEJOY and Mr. LOVEJOY, last Sunday evening.  The guests were Mr. and Mrs. A. CUYKENDALL, Mr. and Mrs. Louis KESEL, Mrs. Hattie MALTMAN, Mr. and Mrs. Cameron ESTES and daughter, Lynn; Miss Leonora ESTES, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene ERICKSON; Stuart ESTES and Robert KESEL

Roger GREEN Goes Into Advanced Work - Private Roger D. GREEN has completed his basic training at Fort Mc Clellan, Ala., and is now taking advanced training under the direction of the Adjutant General School Machine Records Unit at Fort Washington, Md.  Roger enlisted in the Army last November, and was in Fort Dix, NJ, for a month before going to Alabama.  

New Addresses for Local Boys in Camp - 

Pvt. Olin J. EDWARDS, Barracks E., 319 769th T.S.S. Buckley Field, Col.

Pvt. David E. O'CONNER, 615th T.S.S.A.A.F.B.T.C. No. 5, Kearns, Utah. 


J. Sheldon FISHER Has Victor Library Book Dated 1803 -  That there was a Victor Library in the early days of the town is borne out by the discovery among some of the family books at Fishers, by J. Sheldon FISHER, of some old books with the words, " Victor Library" written on the fly leaves.  With this tangible evidence, Mr. FISHER wonders who knows the story about this early library.  He believes it must be early, because one of the books is dated 1803.  Although this date is very early, he doubts that the name was used until after the Town was organized in 1813.  Often, where these early libraries disbanded, the boos were either divided among the members or sold at auction.  Mr. FISHER also found two books marked "West Mendon Social Library, Annual Meetings, first Tuesday in December.  Quarterly meetings, firs Tuesdays in March, June and September."  This library was organized in what is now Honeoye Falls in 1824.  Other libraries in this section were organized as follows: Canandaigua, 1811; Geneva, 1798; Pittsford, 1803; Garbutt, 1805; Rochester, 1822; Rush, 1833; Penfield, 1827; Henrietta, 1824.


The Victor Herald, Victor, NY         Friday   February 12, 1943                     by: Dianne Thomas

Golden Wedding - Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. PAINTON of Buffalo, celebrated their golden anniversary on September 14th.  They were married in Rochester, where Mr. PAINTON was employed by the Sibley, Lindsay & Curr Company. He later became superintendent of the William Hengerer Company in Buffalo.  They have a son, Major J. Frederick PAINTON, chief or medical service at the Air Force base at Greensboro, NC, and one daughter, Dorothy, a domestic science teacher in the Buffalo public schools.  They have a grandson, J. Frederick PAINTON Jr.  Some years ago, Mr. PAINTON and family were in Victor at times to visit his sisters, Mrs. Delia REEVES now of Fairport, and the late Miss Mary PAINTON.  

Invitations Issued - Mrs. Julia M. MURPHY of Holcomb has issued invitation for the marriage of her daughter, Ann Marie, to Robert Gale HENEHAN, son of Mrs. Mary HENEHAN of Victor, the wedding to take place at 10 o'clock Saturday morning, October 2, 1942, in St. Bridget's Church in East Bloomfield. 

Card Of Thanks - I deeply appreciate the kindness and sympathy of neighbors and other friends, following the sudden death of my husband.   Mrs. Julia SULLIVAN

Farm Home Damaged By Smoke and Water - Fire of undetermined origin started at about 6:30 o'clock, Sunday evening, in a closet of the first floor of the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Marshal MC LOUTH on Highway 5 and 20, about 3 miles west of the village of East Bloomfield, causing heavy damage by smoke and water to the main floor.  It also destroyed all the clothing of the family, consisting of Mr. and Mrs. MC LOUTH and one son.  Members of the East Bloomfield and Holcomb Volunteer fire department arrived in time to assist in removing most of the furniture from the house and to prevent flames from spreading to a nearby barn.  Deputy Camille HICKS of East Bloomfield and Under-sheriff Harold G. BACON of Canandaigua, conducted an investigation and directed traffic. No estimate has been made as to the extent of damage done.  No insurance was held. 

Guinan Family Held Reunion Last Sunday - The annual reunion of the GUINAN family, usually held on August 15, was this year postponed to September 19, when it took place in Mendon Ponds Park.  Seventy five members were present and partook of a bountiful dinner.  A program of sports was provided by President Robert O'BRIEN, and Secretary William KLEM, both of Rochester.  The election of officers followed, David L. KEEFE, being chosen for president and Kenneth GREEN for secretary and treasurer.  The time and place of next year's reunion will depend upon conditions when that time comes. 

Dick Cotton Writes About Sicily and The People There - The following paragraphs of general interest, are taken from a letter written in Sicily, August 30, 1943, by Pvt. Richard L. COTTON to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer W. COTTON and family:

"You asked about these people here.  Well, they are about the same as they are in the States.  Draw your own conclusions.  They have been utterly starved and are without good clothes, and many of them, even old women and men, go barefoot; others have a kind of a shoe made out of a rubber tire.  This is not so with all of them.  Some are rich."  " All homes and buildings in general, are made of stone, as there is not too much wooded area.  The scenery is quite beautiful along the shores of the Mediterranean."  "These people as in Africa, can't quite understand that they aren't supposed to walk and drive donkeys in the middle of the road, and some are quite perturbed when told to get out of the road,  They are very greedy and if given anything, expect the same amount or more, every day.  The kids line up along the streets and yell for candy and cigarettes every time a truck passes."  " Another thing I forgot to tell you is that most all of the villages and cities here which  I have viewed are built up high, and some of them practically on top of a mountain."  

"Tell Joe I have learned a lot of new words here besides the ones he taught me in childhood, so I can get along pretty well."  "You asked about my job.  It is the same as a civilian cop or an MP's job in the States, except, of course, we sometimes come into contact with prisoners of war. I met a kid the other day who trained with me at Bragg.  We both came over on the same boat, and were in the same replacement center in Africa.  His is also an MP, but deals solely with prisoners of war."   

"Well, I hope that explains a little bit about my life and surroundings.  A good thing to do is to look up Sicily in the atlas or somewhere and read it thoroughly.  Oh yes, sometimes, it gets quite hot here."


New Addresses For Men in War Service

Cpl. Carl E. WHITE, 20276328, H.Q. Btry, 104th C. A. Bn. (AA), APO 928, care Postmaster, San Francisco, Calif.  In a letter received by his mother last week, Carl states that he is well.  He sends his regard to all and will be glad to hear from his friends.

Pvt. Charles A. KEEFE, 32845627, co. D, 4th Bn. E.A. C. Prov. Tng. Gp., Camp Edwards, Mass.

Pvt. Richard R. BUSCH, 42023454, Co. A, 6th Bn., 2d Regt., Fort Mc Clellan, Ala.

Vernon WOOLSTON, F.C., 1/c., care Fleet Post Office, New York City.

Capt. John D. BRADY, APO, 634, care Postmaster, New York City.

Cpl. John J. MURRAY, Co. D., 16th Bn., IRTC Fort Mc Clellan, Ala. 

Pvt. Leonard S. COREY, 32836092, Co. H., 1552 Service Unit, ASTU, Baker Hall, Ohio State University, Columbus, (10) Ohio, U.S. Army.

A/C B. C. TABER, (20,211,800) Sqdn. 2 Ftld, Sec. 2, 6th AAFF TD, Southwest Airway Inc., Glendale, Ariz. 

Pvt. Robert W. TABER, (12,208,432) 363, Fighter Grp., Army Airdrome, Santa Rosa, Calif. 

Edward D. CANNAN, S 1/c, care Elect Post Office, New York City.

Air Student, Donald E. SMITH, Sqd B., Sec 10, 54th CTD Wittenberg College, Springfield, Ohio. 

Pfc. Anthony J. CARRA, 32549742 ASN, WAGS, Squad A., Flight 14, Wendover Field, Utah

Helen Emeline FISHER, Y 3/c USNR, Nebraska Hall, Wing HH, Room 209, Arlington Farm, Arlington, Va. 



Charles FISHER Comes Home On Sick Leave - Lt. Charles H. FISHER, nephew of Miss Clara B. FISHER of Fishers, arrived at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. FISHER of Fair Oakes avenue, Brighton, last Sunday.  Lt. FISHER, who was wounded in action in Sicily, came home from a hospital in Atlantic City, having been given a 17 day sick leave.  He is making a good recovery from his injuries. 


Area Men Accepted For Armed Forces To Leave Soon - A group of area men accepted at the Induction Station on September 11th, will report for duty as specified below.  

For the Army reporting for active duty on October 2 - Robert Frederick MOSHER, Roland Edward POOL, Edward Harvey LOMBER Jr., Raymond Charles HYLAND, George Francis DAILY, George William JOHNSON, Edward Kenneth SENGLAUB, Robert Merritt MALLORY, Albert Coyle BURKE Jr., Earl William THOMPSON, Edward Thomas MELVILLE, Albert Francis HANLEY Jr., Clyde Raymond VAN WIE Jr., all of Canandaigua; Robert Walter MASON, Shortsville; Harold Robert CONRAD, Ernest Arthur GRAFF, Naples; John Edson CANNING, Donald Bernard VAN DE MORTEL, Joseph RUSSO, Thomas Edward MEAD, Victor; John Edward SPITTAL, Howard Leslie CHAPPLE, Ionia; John Clyde HENRY, William Richard ROSS, Kenneth POTTER, Manchester; Maurice Jacob KORNBAU, Geneseo. 

For Army Air Corps, when ordered to report, Edward Baker ANDROSS, Canandaigua; Charles Edward WALKER, Rochester.

For the Navy, when ordered to report, Harvey Frederick CLOSS, John Clair WILSEA, Donald William O'BRIEN, James Frederick PEER, Leo Conway CURTIN Jr., all of Canandaigua; Norman Earl CASKEY, Honeoye; Ralph Edwin ARNOLD, Robert Louise EMMONS, William Webster PARR, Naples; William Busby RAYBURN, Romulus; Casto Nick ZONA, David Ferdinando ZOMEIL, Manchester.  

For the Marine Corps, when ordered to report - Frederick Edward ERB, Michael John FRASCA, Canandaigua; Charles William DURRANT, Manchester. 

Geneva Daily Times                     Thursday                      March 25, 1943           by: Dianne Thomas   

Miss Mary Van Voorhis, aged 73,  formerly of Hopewell, of the County House road, passed away in Genesee Hospital in Rochester on Tuesday. For the past few years, Miss Van Voorhis made her home in Pittsford. A brother, Stephen Van Voorhis also of Hopewell, passed away last fall.  Survivors are one brother, Alberta Van Voorhis of the Freshour road, Hopewell and several nieces and nephews.  Burial will be made in Boughton Hill cemetery, Victor. 

THE VICTOR HERALD         Friday      April 23, 1943       Pg 5, col  2            by: Ron Hanley 
Mrs. Kate Tobin Keating, wife of Fred B. Keating, died at their home on the Victor Egypt road, at 6 o'clock, Friday morning, April 23, 1943. She had been ill since Monday, and had not been in the best of health for some time.
Mrs. Keating was born in Victor, 65 years ago, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Tobin.
Surviving relatives are two sisters, Mrs. William F. Keating and Mrs. Frank Welch, both of Victor, and several nieces and nephews. At this time, Friday morning, the funeral arrangements had not been completed.  (see also Apr 30th obit below)

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY         Friday    April 30, 1943                     by: Dianne Thomas


WHITMARSH - William D. WHITMARSH of Canandaigua, formerly of Victor died Thursday, April 22, 1943 in Geneseo Hospital in Rochester.  Death followed a cerebral hemorrhage with which he was suddenly stricken while en route to his work in a Rochester defense plant.  He was born in Macedon, 38 years ago, a son of Arthur and the late Mrs. Cora WHITMARSH and attended Canandaigua Academy, Houghton College and the Eastman School of Music.   Mr. WHITMARSH was formerly employed in the Lock Insulator plant here, and for some time he and his family made their home with the late John C. VANDEBROOKE, Church street. They also lived in Fishers for a time.  While in this township, Mr. WHITMARSH tuned pianos in addition to his regular employment.  He was organist and clerk of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Canandaigua, at the time of his death.  The surviving relatives are the widow, Sarah Smith WHITMARSH; three daughters, Evelyn, Jean and Sally Anne, and his father, all of Canandaigua; also two brothers, Floyd of Rochester and Lewis of West Hartford, Conn., and a sister, Mrs. Marion DICKERSON at Ontario, NY.  Funeral services were conducted in the Wesleyan Church in Canandaigua, Sunday, April 25, and interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery.  

KEATING - Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine Tobin KEATING, who died on Friday morning, April 23, 1943, were conducted at the family home and at St. Patrick's church, Monday morning.  Interment was made in St. Patrick's cemetery. Katherine TOBIN was born in Victor, 65 years ago, one of the nine children of Mr. and Mrs. James TOBIN.  During much of her girlhood and early womanhood, she made her home with her sister, Mrs. Frank GRANGER in Rochester and was graduated from Corpus Christi School in that city.  She returned to Victor to keep house, for a few years, with her brother, James, and after that, was again in Rochester for a time.  In 1909 she was married to Fred B. KEATING of Victor, and since then had lived in Victor township, the TOBIN farm having been their home in recent years. She was very efficient and conscientious in the performance of her various duties and a devoted worker in St. Patrick's parish.  Besides her husband, Mrs. KEATING is survived by two sisters, Mrs. William F. KEATING and Mrs. Frank WELCH, all of Victor, and by several nieces and nephews.  

GERLACH - Andrew W. GERLACH, father of Mrs. Wilson HARDY of Victor, died at his home in Baird road, Perinton, April 21, 1943.  He is survived by his widow, the daughter, two sons, four grandchildren, a sister, a brother and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were conducted at the home last Saturday afternoon.

  THE  VICTOR  HERALD              May 28, 1943         Pg 5, col 1             by: Ron Hanley 
Mrs. Everett B. Garlock and Mrs. Elbert W. Garlock entertained at dinner and bridge, Monday evening, at the latter's home, in honor of Mrs. Robert C. Sale, who will soon leave Victor to make her home in New York City, where Mr. Sale has taken a position as librarian.

The Livonia Gazette                    Thursday               July 22, 1943               by: Dianne Thomas

Walter Kingsley, youngest son of Addison and Adaline Kingsley, died at his home near Victor on July 6 after a lingering illness, at the age of 67.  Mr. Kingsley was born in Canadice. on the Canadice-Springwater town line road, and was much respected by all who knew him. In 1909 he was married to Alice Doolittle of this place.

Surviving, besides the widow, are five daughters. Mrs. Florence Keefe of Rochester, and Ruth, Grace, Olive and Marian, all of Rochester;  three sons. Ray of Rochester, Rev. Walter R. of Bergen, and Ralph of the U. S. Army; one sister, Mrs. Jennie Doolittle of Naples; one brother, Fred, of Honeoye; and two grandchildren.

The funeral services were held at the home on Friday. July 9, with the Rev. Travis officiating.  Interment was at Boughton Hill cemetery, Victor.

THE VICTOR HERALD               Friday      July 23, 1943         Pg 5, col  4       by: Ron Hanley 
WEDDING  BELLS   Henehan - Barry
Miss Elizabeth Barry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John V. Barry and Cpl. George Raymond Henehan, son of Mrs. Mary Henehan, were united in marriage, Saturday morning, July 17, 1943, at St. Patrick's Church in Victor, by the pastor, the Rev. E. Joseph Esser.
The bride wore a navy check suit with blue accessories. She was attended by her sister, Mrs. Isabel Murray, who also wore a blue suit. The bridegroom was attended by his brother, Gerald Henehan.
After a wedding breakfast at Burke's Restaurant in Canandaigua, Cpl. and Mrs. Henehan left for a short trip. On Sunday they were guests of honor at a dinner at the home of the bride's parents, where more than 50 guests were entertained. Wednesday evening they left for New York and Tampa, Fla.. Cpl. Henehan is stationed at Drew Field.

THE  VICTOR  HERALD     Friday       September 24, 1943        by: Ron Hanley 

John  D.  Brady  Has  Been  Made  Captain  -  News comes to the Herald from somewhere overseas, that John D. Brady, son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Brady, has been promoted to the rank of captain.  John Jr. wants to read his hometown newspaper while far from home, and has filed a written request in that effect with the Herald. Here's hoping that every issue goes through to him promptly. 

THE  VICTOR  HERALD      Friday      October 22, 1943
 Flying Cross Won By John Brady In Africa 
Capt. John D. Brady, son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Brady, has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery in the African raid.  John, who is stationed somewhere in England, kept very quiet about the distinction he had attained, and the news came to his parents through a letter from the wife of his bombardier.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY         Friday   October  22, 1943                     by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. W. B. OSBORNE was the guest of honor at a family dinner party at the home of her daughter, Mrs. ___ Knapp HILL, and family in Rochester, Wednesday, October 20, the occasion being her 86th birthday.  D. Henry OSBORNE came from Lima to take his mother to Rochester for her party.  She remained over night with her daughter, Mrs. HILL, who brought her home on Thursday.  Mrs. OSBORNE is in good health and sews without the aide of eyeglasses.  

Seymour LEWIS At Home on Furlough - Sgt. Seymour LEWIS surprised his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd LEWIS and family, by arriving shortly after midnight, Monday morning, to spend a week's furlough at home.  Seymour, is stationed at Camp Lee, Va., but was in Washington, DC, in September, to participate in the "Back the Attack" Army War show put on, in connection with the Third War Loan drive.  

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY         Friday    October 29, 1943                     by: Dianne Thomas

Harley Lovejoy At Home On Furlough - Pfc. Harley E. LOVEJOY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harley M. LOVEJOY, has arrived from Camp Chaffee, Ark., on a 10 day furlough.  

Oct. 29, Last Day To Get Ration Book Four - Today, October 29, is the last day for issuing Ration Book Fur at the Victor Central School.  The hours are 3:30 - 5:30 and 7 - 9 pm.  Take a filled out application blank with you if possible.  You must have a completely filled out Ration Book Three for each and every name on the application blank.  One member of a family can get books for all members of the group.  

+  New Addresses for Men in War Service

Pfc. Ira A. LOCKWOOD, 32143610, 32332M Service Co., APO 702, care Postmaster, Seattle, Wash.

Pfc. Olin J. EDWARDS, 32583770, 43d Bomb Gp., 65 Bomb Sqd., APO 939, care Postmaster, San Francisco, Calif.

T/5 Ralph N. EDWARDS, 32549683, Army Task Force, Navy Post Office, No., 225, care Fleet Postmaster, San Francisco, Calif.

Sgt. George SAMPSON, 20211798, Q.M. Depot, APO 965, Care Postmaster, San Francisco, Calif. 

Pvt. Thomas R. BUTLER, ASN 32676116, 3500 Ord. (M.M) (Q), APO 829, care Postmaster, New Orleans, La.

Pvt. Ernest L. MONROE, 13th Regt., Q.M. Pr., Co. I, K-920-B2-65, Camp Lee, Va.

S/Sgt. Walter L. ROWLEY, Ward 26-A, Station Hospital, Drew Field, Tampa, Fla. 

Pfc. Charles M. WEBSTER, 20211804, co. G., 108th Inf., (R) APO No. 40, care Postmaster, San Francisco, Calif. 

THE  VICTOR  HERALD            Friday         October 29, 1943         by: Ron Hanley 
Capt. John Brady Is Reported As Missing In Action 
Notification that their eldest son, Captain John D. Brady, has been missing in action over Europe since October 10, came to Mr. and Mrs. John J. Brady of Maple Avenue, Victor, last Friday afternoon, through a telegram from the War Department. Captain Brady, bomber pilot, 25 years old, recently received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his achievements in North Africa. The date given in the telegram indicates that his plane was forced down while he was participating in a mass raid over Germany. His parents received a letter from him on September 27. 
Captain Brady's musical talent had brought him into touch with a wide circle of friends and acquaintances who join with his family
in eagerly awaiting good news concerning him. After attending school in Victor and being graduated from St. Mary's parochial school in Canandaigua, he became a student in Canandaigua Academy, and was a member of the Academy band when that organization won first place in a national music contest. He played the saxophone and clarinet. 
Continuing his study of music at Ithaca College, he was graduated in 1941 with the degree of Bachelor of Science and was a
member of Piu Mu Aplha, national music fraternity. With the beginning of the next school year, he became music instructor in the Guilford, N Y., school, but resigned that position in December 1941, to enlist in the Army Air Corps. A younger brother, Pfc. Paul Eugene, is a member of the Air Force Band at Lincoln, Nebraska. 
The young aviator won his wings at Spruce Field, Moultrie, Ga., August 5, 1942, and was then transferred to Hendricks Field,
Sebring, Florida. Early this year, at Sioux City, Iowa, he became a first lieutenant, and later earned the rank of captain. He left Kearney, Nebraska, in May for overseas duty, and has participated with skill and valor in various important missions. He is the first Victor man reported missing in action.

Lima NY Recorder                            November 11, 1943                             by: Dianne Thomas

Mr. and Mrs. Ray A. Green, who closed their home here last winter and resided at the home of Village Trustee and Mrs. Frederick L. Clover in Victor, attended Mrs. Clover's funeral' Sunday afternoon, Mr. Green acting as a bearer. Burial was in Boughton Hill cemetery. Mrs. Clover, who was ill for several months, was a prominent member of Victor Presbyterian church.


THE  VICTOR  HERALD      Friday    November 19, 1943                          by: Dianne Thomas    
Capt.  John  D.  Brady  A  German  Government  Prisoner  of  War 
News that Capt. John D. Brady, missing in action over Europe since October 10, had been found to be a prisoner of war of the
German Government, came to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John J. Brady, last Saturday, lifting a burden of anxiety from not only the family, but from the entire community. Although it was known here that the mission from which Capt. John's plane failed to return had proved to be one of the most dangerous of the war, the conviction that he still lived persisted among his relatives and townspeople, and has now been happily justified.  
The longed for information came in the form of a telegram from the War Department in Washington, D.C., which reads,
Report received through the International Red Cross, your son, Capt. John D. Brady, is a prisoner of war of the German Government. Letter of information follows. 
Mrs. Brady has received letters from the mothers of two members of John's crew, both of whom have been found to be prisoners of war, and it is hoped that the entire crew may have landed safely and will soon be located.
Born in Victor, Captain Brady attended the Victor schools as a young boy and then became a student in Canandaigua from
which he graduated. Later, attending Canandaigua Academy, he was a member of the Academy band when that organization won first place in a national music contest. He played the saxophone and clarinet. 
Continuing his study of music at Ithaca College, he was graduated in 1941 with a degree of Bachelor of Science and was a member
of Piu Mu Alpha, national music fraternity. With the beginning of the next school year, he became music instructor in the Guilford, NY school, but resigned that position in December, 1941, to enlist in the Army Air Corps. 
The young aviator won his wings at Spruce Field, Moultrie, Ga., August 5, 1942, and was then transferred to Hendricks Field, Sebring, Fla.  Early this year, at Sioux City, Iowa, he became a first lieutenant and later, by his skill and valor in combat, earned the
rank of Captain.
 Many friends in Victor and Canandaigua rejoice in the news that he is safe, but will appreciate his disappointment that he is
grounded, perhaps for the remainder of the conflict. 

THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday      November 19, 1943     col 3      by: Ron Hanley 
Uncle Sam Gets 11 Men From One House In Victor Village 
The Webster house on Webster Heights not only stands high on a hill top but also merits a high rating because it has recently been the home of two mothers who have seen 11 sons go out to serve their country as fighting men in World War Two. It seems unlikely that such a record is excelled, or even equaled, by any other private residence in this country. 
With the induction of three sons, Gerald, Robert and Alfred, into the service on October 12, Mrs. Mary Henehan, mother of 11 sons and two daughters, was left alone in her large apartment in the Webster residence, and has now moved elsewhere. Four other sons, James Leo, George R., Ernest L., and Walter B., were already serving in the armed forces. The four other sons, all away from home, are John, a railroad worker, Henry and Francis, war workers, and Charles, a farmer. The two daughters are Mrs. George Clark of Brockport, and Mrs. Clifford Sadler of Rochester. 
The other apartment in the Webster house is occupied by Mrs. Minnie Lockwood, who up to October 12 equaled Mrs. Henehan's record of four sons in the United States armed forces, Burtford, Ira A., Joseph R. and Donald L..  A daughter, Mrs. James Webster, lives in Niagara Falls, and a younger daughter, Mattie, is at home. 
The Webster house was the home of a large family in earlier years, there having been 12 children, including two sets of twins, in
the family of the late Milo F. Webster and his wife, Harriet A. Webster.


THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday    November 19, 1943    col 2 
 Victor Real Estate Sold To New Owners
  Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Cotter have purchased the former Tobin residence on West Main Street, now occupied by Walton Brady and family, from Miss Helen Tobin of Rochester. 
Mr. and Mrs. Cotter plan to move their family from the former Richard Brown house on West Main Street, now owned by E. T. Malone and Company, into their newly purchased home about December 1. Mr. Brady and family will move into that portion of the Harriet Webster house on Webster Heights recently vacated by Mrs. Mary Henehan. 
Fred B. Keating has sold his farm on the Victor-Egypt road, the former James Tobin property, to Dominick Gullace of West Main Street, proprietor of a motor truck service. Mr. Keating will sell his farm and  household goods at auction on the premises on Tuesday, November 30.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Friday,   November 19, 1943          by: Dianne Thomas  

William HALL Spends Furlough in Hometown - Sgt. William C. HALL left for Kissimmee, Fla., Monday, after having had a 15 day furlough.  he has been transferred from the Orlando Air Base to Kissimmee, otherwise his address remains unchanged. William, who is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. James HALL, found the weather here rather chilly in contrast to that of Florida, and hopes to have his next furlough in the summer.  He did get here for our first real taste of winter.

WACs  Prove Efficient in 155 Kinds of Jobs - Commanders to whom the WACs have been assigned, have spoken in the highest terms of their efficiency and value, in 155 kinds of Army jobs.  The best evidence in the matter is the demands now being made on the War Department for increased allotments of WAC organizations, which total hundreds of thousands. - General Marshall

Some of The Things The WACs Are Doing To Help Win the War - All over the country, WACs are helping to "Get  the message through!", as radio and telegraph operators, to get the supplies through as truck and jeep drivers, and now they are doing a job that means a great deal to every individual soldier in the Army - getting the mail through.  "Whether it's V-mail or packages of cookies from home, " Captain Helen J. CRABTREE of the WAC Recruiting Office, Federal Building, Rochester, NY, said, "the WACs are helping to make the wheels turn smoothly and efficiently in the great system of the Army Postal Services."  " Getting the mail through is just one of 155 key jobs that WACs are doing to bring the day of victory closer,", Captain CRABTREE said.   "In dozens of Army camps and posts, you'll see these women working on the hangar line or in the photo- (cut off)

Place Your Scrap Tin in Crib at Town Hall - The housewives' pleas for opportunity to dispose of scrap tin accumulations, published in the The Herald of November 12, has resulted in prompt action and a receptacle is now available in front of the town hall.  Highway Superintendent, Edson CANNING is the builder of the crib in which the flattened cars are to be placed.  Quantities too large for the possessor to take to the crib, will be called for if Mr. CANNING is notified.  

The Livingston Republic, NY         Thursday   December 2, 1943                     by: Dianne Thomas

Lieut. Gordon H. Root, 23, of Victor,  crashed to death with his plane near Crittenden Road, West Brighton  on Friday. The wreckage was trucked to  the U. S. Army Air Base in Syracuse, where strict silence is maintained pending further investigation of the crash. Lt. Root was buried in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.


Shortsville Enterprise                 Wednesday                       December 15, 1943              by: Dianne Thomas

MRS. RUSSELL L. FAIR DIES AT CANANDAIGUA HOSPITAL - Local people were deeply shocked on Monday to learn of the untimely death of Mrs. Florence Akerson Fair, wife of Russell L. Fair of Manchester, which occurred shortly after noon at the Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, following a week's illness from pneumonia.  She had given birth to a daughter, only the morning previous. Her age was 24 years.

Mrs. Fair was born in Bedford, Missouri, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Akerson, of Rochester. The family formerly resided in Canandaigua, where the deceased attended Canandaigua Academy.

The survivors, besides her husband, are two sons, Roger and John, and the infant daughter, Nancy Lee, two sisters, Mrs. C. Woodgate and of Palmyra and Miss Mildred Akerson of Rochester.

Services will be held from the Kennedy Funeral Parlor, at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon.  The remains will be taken to Victor for interment in Boughton Hill Cemetery.

THE  VICTOR  HERALD   Friday    December 17, 1943      Front Page , col  6              by: Dianne Thomas
John  Brady  Writes To Parents  From  German Prison Camp 
The receipt of a post card early this week, from their eldest son, Captain John D. Brady, makes the Christmas season far more
joyful for Mr. and Mrs. John J. Brady and family of Maple Avenue than it could otherwise have been. And not to the family alone, but also to many, many friends happiness is brought by the news that a personal message from John has been received. 
Writing on November 2, 1943, at a prisoners of war camp somewhere between Berlin and Dresden, but nearer Dresden, John gave news of his situation as follows:
 Dear Mother and Dad,

I am hoping that by this date you have been informed of my status. I am in good health. Made a fine chocolate pie yesterday, also some fine stew. Am quite the cook, of necessity. A Merry Christmas to you all. Love, John.

 John's plane was one of the 60, which failed to return to base from a mission over Berlin on October 10.  On October 22, a

telegram from the War Department informed his parents that he was missing in action. Another telegram received from the War Department, on November 13, gave the cheering news that the International Red Cross had located the young captain in Germany, where he was being held as a prisoner of war. Two members of his crew have also been found to be prisoners of war.


The Victor Herald, Victor, NY         Friday   December 17, 1943                     by: Dianne Thomas

Man Dies In Fire Which Sweeps East Lake Road Home - John MULVEY, 56, a roomer in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph YOUST, was burned to death early Sunday morning, December 12, when fire of undetermined origin completely destroyed a small frame dwelling at Crystal Beach, East Lake Road.  Both  Mr. and Mrs. YOUST suffered severe burns when they tired in vain to rescue MULVEY, asleep in his first floor bedroom.  Both were burned about the hands and face and received cuts on the hands when they broke the window in MULVEY'S room in an attempt to reach him.  The pair were rushed to the hospital by Floyd EGGLESTON, Rushville, a passing motorist, who summoned the Merrill Hose Company and the Rushville Fire Department.  The firemen were able to save YOUST'S automobile and some household equipment including a washing machine and ironer.  Due to flames being swept by a strong south wind and added intense heat of several tons of burning coke in the cellar of the house, it was not until Sunday afternoon that deputies from the office of Sheriff Walter A. ELLING were able to search for MULVEY'S body, which was found in the cellar still on the bedsprings.  Dr. Leon A. STETSON, coroner, directed the investigation.  MULVEY, an employee of the List Manufacturing plant, is survived by his wife, Mary, and one daughter, Mrs. Allen LOWE, and a son, Eugene MULVEY, both of Rochester, also four sisters and one brother.  Funeral services were held from St. Mary's church, Tuesday morning and interment was made in Calvary Cemetery.  

New Addresses For Men In War Service:

+  Pvt. T. E. MEAD, 42024693, Co. D, SMDET, Fitzsimons General Hospital, Special Medical Dept. Enlisted Tech, Denver 8, Colo. 

+  Cpl. F. W. ALDRIDGE, 32141021 HQ Co. Div. Trns., Military Reservation, Indiantown Gap, Pa., APO 255. 

Pfc Anthony J. CARRA, ASN 325-49742, 466th Bob Grp., 786th Bomb Sqd, Bks, 816, Army Air Base, Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Co. K, should be added to the address of Sgt. Robert MANN, who is stationed at Fort Monmouth, NJ.

A/C Homer COTTON Jr., 32846077, Sqd. B, Flt 2, Class 44F, 1st AAFFTD, Santa Maria, Calif. 

+  Pvt.  Walter RHODE ASN 42028984, Comp. B., 5th Bn., OPN, ASFUTC - NOSA, New Orleans 12, La.

Editor's note: For some time past we have been publishing addresses for servicemen overseas or on the seas with unit identifications omitted, the name, number and APO or FPO address being sufficient to get mail to the addressee.  That type of address is no longer effective, but we shall be glad to give relatives and friends personally known by us, adequate mailing addresses which we have at The Herald office upon application therefore.  A revised Censorship Code just received contains the following paragraph affecting the publication of addresses:

"The Army mail system is undergoing changes so that APO and FPO addresses, without unit identifications are no longer effective for the delivery of mail.  The Codes continue to ask that unit identifications and ship names NOT be published for servicemen at sea or overseas." 

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY   Mon     Dec 20, 1943              by: GSubyak@aol.com

KEATING - Jeremiah of Victor, N. Y., December 18, 1943. He leaves one daughter, Bernadette; two sons, Gerald and Walter, all of Victor; two sisters,  Mrs. Catherine CARY of Fairport and Miss Nora KEATING of Rochester; several nieces and nephews.  
Funeral services from the home Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. and 9 o'clock at St. Patrick's Church, Victor. Interment in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Arrangements by Sale & Cotton.

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