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Shortsville Enterprise                        Wednesday                      February 6, 1946               by: Dianne Thomas

AVERY RUSSELL BROWN DIES AT HOME IN VICTOR -  Many local friends will regret to learn of the passing of a former well known resident of this section, Avery Russell Brown, which occurred at his home in Victor on Friday (Feb. 1), after only a short illness. He was in his 76th year.

Mr. Brown was a native of Brownsville, this state, having been born on July 3, 1869. He was united in marriage with Miss Florence Bounds of Shortsville during the year 1869. The couple made their home in Hopewell for many years, during which time he was employed in the factory of the Shortsville Wheel Company, being one  of the foremen. In 1922 they removed to Victor where they had since resided.

Mrs. Brown passed away in May, 1945. The survivors include three daughters, Mrs. James R. Carey of Shortsville, Mrs. Ralph Dusett of Philadelphia and Mrs. Harry McDonnell of Cortland; and three sons, George Brown of Clifton Springs, Pfc. Harry Brown of the US Army and Arthur Brown of Victor.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 o'clock on Monday afternoon from his late home, with the Rev. Lee Hill of Victor officiating. Interment was made in the Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.

Geneva Daily Times               Friday                    March 29, 1946             by: Dianne Thomas

HOPEWELL - Funeral Held Thursday for VAN VOORIS -      

Hopewell, March 29 - The funeral of Albert Van Voorhis was held from his late home on Thursday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Hardy Lamb, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, Canandaigua, officiating.   Interment was to Boughton Hill cemetery, Victor.

Mr. Van Voorhis, 70, died at his home on the Freshour road on Monday night. He had failing health for several years and the last few months he was very ill. He was a resident of Hopewell for 83 years and the last of seven children.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Judith Dayton Van Voorhis; three daughters, Misses Margaret, of Albany;  Nellie, of Clearwater, Pla.,

and Judith at home; one son, Charles Van Voorhis,  of Canandaigua.    

Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Friday,  March 22, 1946   Pg 5          by: Dianne Thomas

DIED: VAN VECHTEN - George C. VAN VECHTEN, native of Victor who achieved considerable distinction as an engineer in Rochester, died at his home in that city, on Wednesday, March 20.  Mr. VAN VECHTEN was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles VAN VECHTEN and the family home in Victor was near the Overhead Bridge.  More than 40 years ago, George left Victor and for several years he was employed as an engineer by the Stecher Lithographing Company.  He was at one time president of the Rochester Engineering Society.  After a year in retirement, he took a position as sales representative for a pump manufacturing concern and pumps sold by him are now in use in the Victor Central School.  He passed through Victor frequently, often being accompanied by another former resident, S. L. KELLAM.

Mr. VAN VECHTEN is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucy Blanchard VAN VECHTEN;  one daughter, Mrs. Raymond HICKS; two sons, Charles of Wilmington, DE, and John VAN VECHTEN of Rochester; one step-daughter, Miss Lorraine BLANCHARD; one sister, Mrs. Clayton H. SNOVER of Randolph, NY and five grandchildren.

The Clifton Springs Press                  Thursday                  April 4, 1946                  by: Dianne Thomas

Funeral services were held last week Thursday at the home for Albert Van Voorhis, 70, Hopewell farmer. He had been in ill health for sometime. He was born in the town of Victor, Nov. 18, 1875 and had lived in Hopewell for 63 years.

Besides his wife, Mrs. Judith Dayton Van Voorhis he leaves three daughters and one son all of Hopewell. Bearers were Basil T. Elmer, Kenneth Bundy, Jack Croucher, William Murray of Canandaigua; William Kirkpatrick and George Wirth of Hopewell. Interment was in Boughton Hill cemetery, Victor.

THE VICTOR HERALD         Friday              April 5, 1946    Front  Page,  col 3          by:  Ron Hanley
William Turner Wins Honors At Villanova 
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Turner have been notified by J. Stanley MOREHOUSE, Dean of Engineering at Villanova College, that their son, William, made the engineering honor roll the past semester, an achievement upon which Dean MOREHOUSE extended congratulations. William has recently joined the debating society of the college.  There is a record enrollment of 1075 students at Villanova this school year.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY                 Friday,         April  5, 1946               by: Dianne Thomas

Donald E. KEEFE Is Honorably Discharged - T. S. Donald E. KEEFE, son of Mrs. David KEEFE, was released from service at Fort Dix, March 27.   He spent 11 months in the European Theatre of Operations, entering the service December 23, 1942 and sailing for ETO on March 31, 1945.  He was stationed in Czechoslovakia and Germany.  He has now joined his wife and daughter at 305 Averill Avenue, Rochester.  

Marion ROWLEY Given Honorable Discharge - Marion ROWLEY has returned to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles ROWLEY, having received his honorable discharge at Fort Dix after 38 months in the service and 33 months in the European Theatre of Operations.  He served in the front lines with the combat engineers and won four battle stars and the infantryman's badge.

"AD" - Our Number One Enemy - is cancer because it will kill 175,000 Americans this year.  This is one, every three minutes.  And the death rate is increasing.  By 1956, there will be 215,000 cancer deaths annually, unless we act now to bring this dreaded disease under rigid control.  Your gift now to fight cancer may protect your home or the one next door from this terrible Malady. Give to: The American Cancer Society, 350 Fifth Avenue, New York.


BOUGHTON - Mrs. Lucy Calkins BOUGHTON, one of Victor's older residents, died on Thursday morning, April 4, 1946, in a nursing home in Canandaigua, where she has been cared for since March 8.  She was 89 years old in December of last year, and had been in failing health for some time.  Lucy CALKINS was born in Victor township, a daughter of Isaac March CALKINS and Mary Ann DIBBLE CALKINS.  Following her marriage to R. Lester BOUGHTON on March 11, 1886, they made their home in this village and for a half century Mrs. BOUGHTON lived in the same location on Church street.  Mr. BOUGHTON died on February 25, 1899.  Mrs. BOUGHTON was a devoted member of the First Methodist Church and while health permitted was a faithful attendant at services and an active worker in the church.  The surviving relatives are a sister, Miss Mary E. CALKINS, who made her home with Mrs. BOUGHTON and is now ill in Canandaigua, and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be conducted at two o'clock Saturday afternoon in the First Methodist church the pastor, Rev. S. L. TRAVIS, officiating.  Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery. 

THE VICTOR HERALD           Friday      April 12, 1946        Front Page, col 2            by:  Ron Hanley
Kathleen Brady And David Bowerman Win 1946 Class Honors 
Principal Ralph W. Martin has announced the winners of highest honors in the Class of 1946, Victor Central School, as follows: 
Kathleen Brady, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walton Brady, is to be valedictorian, having attained a four year average of 92.9 per cent. Scholastic honors previously won by her include first Freshman prize, first Sophomore prize, first Junior prize and subject prizes. Her activities include two years in the school band, four years in the orchestra, two years in the chorus and Student Council work.
 Front Page, col 4 
Victor Woman Reaches Her 91st Milestone 
Miss Mary E. Calkins attained her 91st birthday on Wednesday, April 10, 1946. The event was quietly observed at her home on Church street by relatives and close friends. Miss Calkins recently returned from a nursing home in Canandaigua, somewhat improved in health, and was a recent guest of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Briggs at Allen's Hill.  (/surviving sister of Mrs. Lucy Boughton, who died previous week, Apr 4th).

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY                  Friday,                  April  5, 1946               by: Dianne Thomas

Induction and Physical Exams of Large Group - The following are to report today for induction into the United States Army:  Kenneth B. COLF, Milford L. ERB, Albert C. BECKWITH, Robert K. HARDY, and Thomas J. KENNELLY of Canandaigua.  William H. DOW of Honolulu, T. H. Rex E. NORTH, John E. DILLMAN of Holcomb.

Herman A. FOX of Naples. 

Bernard R. DELL, David A. COOLEY, Shortsville.

Reginald A. EDWARDS, Victor.


Reporting today for pre-induction physical examination are:

Gordon A. ROUSE, Samuel R. FAILLA, Joseph A. CEREVOLO, Kenneth B. NORTH, Donald J. OUTHOUSE, James H. MOORE, Norris C. ROGERS, Richard T. CROWLEY, James A. CRUDELE, Eugene C. RUSHMORE, Donald F. LYND, Bernard A. LOGAN, George D. ELLIS, Walter R. SHAY, Donald I. YARGER, Donald R. SMITH, Leonard W. HUGHSON, Charles W. WAGNER, Robert T. BOYLE, Oliver C. HUMPHREY, Gordon CHESTER Jr., George L. SMITH, Clifford P. OESTREICK, Richard WHYMAN, Leroy M. SIMMONS, all of Canandaigua. 

Roger W. BARRETT, Clifton Springs.

Morris J. REDDOUT Jr., Cortland.

Calvin F. BULLOCK, Harry W. SEELEY Jr., Holcomb. 

Alden W. SEARS, Honeoye.

Ralph L. CONKLIN, Ionia.

Robert H. WHEELER, Jr., William W. COYE, Ithaca. 

Robert E. BLAZEY, Macedon.

Charles POTTER, John R. HAYDEN, Clarence E. FAIRCHILD, Abraham E. ISSA, Michael HESSNEY, Manchester. 

Vergil L. WOODARD, Naples.

Richard J. WALTON, Palmyra.

Arthur R. GLOVER, James H. TATE, Shortsville.

Clifford L. SMITH, North Bloomfield.

John S. JENKINS, West Bloomfield. 

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY        Sun       Apr 14, 1946           by: GSubyak@aol.com

BLOOD - Marion A. BLOOD, aged 84, suddenly at Victor, N. Y., formerly of East Penfield, N. Y., Apr. 12, 1946. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Roy  DENNIS, of East Penfield; one son, Fred, Washington, D. C., eight grandchildren;  eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the VanHorn Funeral Home, Fairport, where services  will be held Sunday at 3 p.m., Rev. Robert ZIMMERMAN officiating. Interment in  Pine Hill Cemetery, Rush, N. Y. Honeoye Falls papers please copy.

THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday     May 17, 1946       Pg 5, col 1                   by:    Ron Hanley          
Mrs. Nancy Barry Lyons, wife of William Lyons, died at their home on Maple Avenue, Wednesday, May 15, 1946, after an illness of three weeks.  She had returned to her home a week before her death, after being in F. F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua for two weeks.
 Mrs. Lyons was in her 74th year. She was born in Victor, a daughter of John and Joannah Foley Barry. On March 17, 1897, she was married to William Lyons, and for about a year they lived in Honeoye Falls. With that exception, her home was in Victor throughout her life. She was devoted to her family and her home, and was highly esteemed by all who knew her.
The surviving relatives, besides her husband, are three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Howard Ernst, of Victor, Edgar Lyons and
Mrs. Howard Waldorf of Rochester, Mrs. Edward Peck and Clifford Lyons of Victor, nine grandchildren and three brothers, John V., Richard, Jerome and Michael J. Barry, all of Victor.
Funeral services will be conducted from the family home on Maple avenue at 8:30 Saturday morning and from St. Patrick's Church at 9:00 o'clock. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

Fairport Herald Mail                Thursday              May 30, 1946                                 by: Dianne Thomas   [his pic in Paper]

George K. Bachmann - He was born in Canandaigua Jan. 30, 1925 and received his early schooling at Bushnell's Basin.  He was a student in his senior year in the Pittsford High School when in March 1943 he was called to duty in the armed forces of the United States. After being inducted into the service, he attended Mississippi State College and later the Parachute School at Fort Benning, Ga.

Sent to the European theater of operations as a private first class in the 517th Parachute Infantry he participated in the Ardennes, Central Europe and Rhineland battles and campaigns. He won the American Service, Europen-African Middle Eastern Service, Good Conduct, and World War II Victory medals. At Fort Dix, N.J., Dec. 31, 1945 he received his honorable discharge "awarded as a testimonial of honest and faithful service to this country.

The surviving relatives, besides his parents, are four sisters, Mrs. Avi Brook, recently of Rochester and now of Newark, NJ,  Mrs. Gene Goode, Helen L. and Doris M., at home; two nieces and several aunts and uncles. 

Funeral services were conducted from the family home Thursday afternoon, April 18 by the Rev. Nelson L. Lobdell of Victor and Rev. Robert C.. Hathaway, pastor of the Bushnell's Basin Church.  Interment was made in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor. [aged 18 yrs]

 VICTOR HERALD                          June 1, 1946                               by:    Ron Hanley  

  I. B. ESTES Acting As Mayor of Victor

  I. B. Estes, elected to the Village Board as a Justice of the Peace and the oldest member of the Board in years service, is now acting mayor of Victor Village.   Because of eye trouble the regularly elected mayor, James F. Burns, has been granted a three months leave beginning with the June meeting, and is now serving on the Board in an advisory capacity only. Mr. Burns requested that Mr. Estes assume the duties of acting mayor. The condition of Mr. Burns eyes is somewhat improved. 

THE VICTOR HERALD        Friday        June 21, 1946       Pg 5, col  2           by:    Ron Hanley  
 OBITUARY                ERSKINE
Arthur Thomas Erskine, formerly of Victor, died of a heart ailment, Friday, June 14, 1946, while on duty as laboratory aide at the
Corning Glass Works, where he had been employed for about seven years. He was 46 years old, having been born in Victor on March 7, 1900, a son of Arthur T. Erskine, Sr., and Ella Hinch Erskine.
Mr. Erskine was married October 20, 1922, at Brockport to Miss Evelyn Dushane of that village, the Rev. Michael J. Kreig performing the ceremony in the Church of the Nativity. In Corning, Mr. Erskine was an advisor of the Boy Scout Stamp Club, and a member of St. Patrick's Church and Holy Name Society.
The surviving relatives are his wife, a son, Arthur Thomas Erskine, a daughter, Valerie Ann, all at home, two sisters, Mrs. Frank
DeVelder of Manchester, and Mrs. Leo Ryan of Victor, a brother, James Erskine of Victor.
The body was brought to the home of his brother, James, in Victor, where a prayer service was conducted at 8:30 Monday morning, followed by the funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church at 9:00 o'clock.   Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

 THE VICTOR HERALD      Friday     July 5, 1946     Front Page,  col 5             by:    Ron Hanley  
 OBITUARY                    CROWLEY
 Charles E. Crowley, a brother of James Crowley of Victor, died in Warsaw Hospital, June 26, 1946.  He is survived by his widow, Bertha, a daughter, Marie, and three sons, Donald, Bernard and Edward, three sisters, Mrs. Julia Tobin of Rochester, Mrs. Daniel McMillan of Long Island and Mrs. Earl Broderick of Macedon, seven brothers, James of Victor, Albert, Arthur and Francis of Fairport, John and Leo of Rochester.  Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning in the home of his son, Donald, in Castile, and at 10 a. m. in St. Patrick's church, Victor.  Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Victor.

VICTOR  HERALD        Friday           August 9, 1946             Pg 5, col  2            by:  Ron Hanley
 Mrs. Kathryn Mulheron Keefe, widow of David Keefe, entered into rest at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leonard Barry, August 3, 1946.  She was born in Victor, 68 years ago, and had always lived here. Surviving relatives, besides Mrs. Barry, are two daughters, Mrs. M. J. Rausch of Waterloo, and Madalyn Keefe of Victor, three sons, Arthur B. of Fairport, Donald E. of Rochester, and Roy J. Keefe of Victor, one brother James Mulheron of Victor, 5 grandchildren.  Interment at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Victor, NY.
THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday     August 9, 1946     Pg 5, col  1 
Local  Happenings  -   Miss Maxine R. Woodside of Rochester, was guest of honor at a variety shower given by her aunts, Mrs. William H. Simmons of Canandaigua, and Mrs. E. J. Keefe, at the home of Mrs. Keefe in Church Street, Wednesday evening. 
Young cousins of the bride elect served as her attendants during the opening of shower gifts in a bower decorated with white bells, crepe paper and garden flowers.  Miss Woodside, a daughter of Mrs. Rose Brady Woodside, formerly of Victor, and the late William Woodside of Canandaigua and Rochester, is to be married, August 14, at St. Peter and Paul Church, to Mr. Ray
Schirmer, also of Rochester.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Friday,    August 9, 1946               by: Dianne Thomas

FREDERICK - Mrs. Minnie Keur FREDERICK, widow of John FREDERICK, entered into rest at her home in Victor township, August 3, 1946, after a long illness.  She was 74 years old and had lived in Victor and vicinity throughout her life. The surviving relatives are four daughters and three sons, Mrs. Carl MAIER, Mrs. Harold CONOVER, Clarence and Irving FREDERICK, all of Victor; William FREDERICK of Honeoye Falls; Mrs. Herman WITT of Fairport, Mrs. William GIMBLE of Pittsford; one sister, Mrs. Sophie GIMBLE of Mendon; one brother, John KEUR of Victor; several grandchildren. Funerals services were conducted from her late home on the Victor-Egypt road, Tuesday afternoon.  Interment was made in Pittsford Cemetery.

CROUCHER - Mrs. Harriet CROUCHER of Walworth, formerly of Victor, entered into rest on August 5, 1946.  She is survived by her husband, Albert; a daughter, Mrs. Verna NEMITZ of Fairport, a son Otis, of Rochester; seven grandchildren; two brothers, James and Stephen COOMBER of Palmyra; several nieces and nephews.  Services were conducted in Marion, Wednesday afternoon, and interment was in the Marion Cemetery. 

AUCTION - An auction to settle the estate of Mrs. Ina G. POLHEMUS will be held at her late home on East Main street, Victor, ON Saturday, August 17, beginning at 1:00 pm.  Included in the large number of articles to be sold are two bedroom suites and separate beds and bedding, oak dining room table and chars, oak library table, Axminster rug, 3 Wilton rugs, scatter rugs, 3 piece velour living room suite, 6 rocking chards, lounge chair and foot stool, Morris chair, several electric floor lamps, Westinghouse roaster, oven, electric appliances of various kinds, and Atwater Kent radio, flat tom kitchen cabinet and others too numerous to mention.  The sale is conducted by Beryl P. HASS and R. L. HUBERT, executors.  Arnold J. EMERSON is the auctioneer.  

Local Happenings:

+  A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert KING of Brownsville, July 5, 1946, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester.  

+  A daughter, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Bernard C. MURPHY, Aug 7, 1946 at F. F. Thompson hospital at Canandaigua. 



+   Paul MAHONEY has returned from a 10 day visit with friends in Indianapolis, Ind.

+   Mrs. Mary BORTLE of Egypt is visiting her daughter, Mrs. George SAMPSON of Fishers. 

Dr. and Mrs. Frank KING of Melrose, Mass., have been visiting their son, Robert KING in Brownsville. 

Francis TISCHER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor TISCHER, visited his cousin, Dennis MURPHY in Fairport last week.

Joanne TISCHER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Victor TISCHER, is visiting her cousin, Deanna GEARS in Rochester this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Clifton BLOODGOOD and family of Wilson, spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard BLOODGOOD of West Main street. 

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd BOUGHTON and son, Allen, and Mr. and Mrs. Terry B. ALDRIDGE were dinner guests Saturday evening, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph MARATIN at Williamson.

Mrs. Frank W. ALDRIDGE returned last Saturday from a 2 week stay in Highland Hospital, Rochester, where she underwent a major operation from which she has made a fine recovery. 

Mrs. T. E. RODGERS of Geneva, and her niece, Donna Lee BLOODGOOD of Wilson, called on the formers parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard BLOODGOOD, Tuesday.  Donna is visiting relatives in Geneva.  

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. CROCKER of Watertown and Mr. and Mrs. John C. MORGAN of Canton, Ohio, arrived Thursday afternoon to visit Mrs. CROCKER's sisters, Mrs. Guila WILBUR and Mrs. H. W. JOURJE

Mrs. Kathryn MULHERON of the Victor-Holcomb road has guests, her son, Roy F. CONE of Reading, Calif., her daughter in law, Mrs. Owen S. CONE and the latter's two daughters, Jean M. and Kathryn J. CONE, of Napa, Calif.  

Miss Elizabeth OSBORNE of New York City arrived last Saturday to spend her vacation with her mother, Mrs. W. B. OSBORNE and friends in this area.  She stopped off in Rochester, for a brief visit with her sister, Mrs. John K. HILL and family.

Mrs. Ernest BROWN, Mrs. Miriam ENGLEHARDT and Miss Alice CONDON recently attended a reunion of Geneseo classmates at the cottage of Mrs. Ralph SCOFFIELD on Seneca Lake.  Mrs. SCOFFIELD is the former Miss Cornelia SACKETT of the Victor High School faculty. 

Mr. and Mrs. John D. BRADY and daughter, Susan Ann, arrived from Washington DC, Wednesday, and are guests of Mr. BRADY'S mother, Mrs. John J. BRADY and family.  John will return to Washington Sunday, but his family will remain for a longer visit.

Miss Mayme Lee OGDEN has returned to Washington, DC, after having spent a two weeks vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James C. OGDEN of Lonesome Pine Farm.  Mrs. OGDEN'S granddaughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. (cut off)

THE VICTOR HERALD       Friday      August 23, 1946     Front Page, col  2        by:  Ron Hanley
 Prosser Picnic in Honor of California Members
Mr. and Mrs. Leon E. Prosser and two daughters, Dolores and Shirley, arrived in Victor, August 6, coming from Alhambra, Calif., and making the trip in six days.  They are visiting Mr. Prosser's mother, Mrs. Nettie Prosser, his brother, Chester Prosser, and family, and other relatives in this area.
On Sunday a family picnic was held in Powder Mill Park in honor of Leon Prosser and family and Ellis E. Prosser and family of Burbank, Calif., who are also visiting here. The Leon Prossers left for their home on Thursday. The Ellis Prossers will remain until some time in September.
THE VICTOR HERALD  Friday  August 23, 1946  Pg 1, col 4
A very pretty informal wedding took place on Saturday, August 17, 1946, at 2:30 p.m. in the Victor Methodist Church, when Marian Rowe and Raymond VanDenbergh were united in marriage. The Rev. George Hares performed the double ring ceremony before an altar banked with colored gladioli.
The bride was attired in a white silk Jersey street length dress with a white veiled hat, and wore a corsage of red roses. Mrs. Arlene Rowe, matron of honor, wore a pink silk dress with white accessories. Her corsage was of yellow roses. Jack Rowe Jr. was the best man. The bride's sister, June Simonds, wore a silk flowered Jersey dress with white accessories, and her corsage was of red roses. The bridegroom's mother chose a black and white embroidered dress with black accessories, and her corsage was of pink and white gladioli.
 A reception was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Simonds for 40 guests.  After a trip to New York City the couple will reside in Rochester.

THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday   September 13, 1946      Pg 5, col 4        by:  Ron Hanley


Lt. Henry E. Toomey, veteran member of the New York Central Railroad Police Department in Syracuse, died at his home in that city, 712 Oak Street, Saturday, September 7, 1946. The police officer was on duty at the North Geddes Street yard office when stricken with a heart attack. He was taken to his home and attended by a physician, but died shortly after his arrival at home. 

Lt. Toomey was born in Victor, 56 years ago, and had lived in Syracuse for 27 years, during which time he was employed on the railroad. He was a member of the Liederkrans Club, the Pastime A. C., and the New York Central Railroad Veterans' Association. 
Surviving relatives are his wife, Mrs. Mary E. Toomey, a daughter, Mrs. William Collette of Syracuse, and a sister, Mrs. Everett Turner of Victor.  Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning from the home and in St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial was in Assumption Cemetery in Syracuse.

Shortsville NY Enterprises                     Wednesday                 September 25, 1946            by:  Dianne Thomas


Farmington News -  Several from this section attended the funeral services held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Lawler in Fairport for her brother, William Gardner, on Saturday morning. Mr. Gardner was born in Farmington, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Gardner, and took up residence in Fairport about 33 years ago. He died suddenly of a heart attack while at work last Wednesday afternoon.

Friend and neighbors of Mrs. Frank Nussbaumer and Jess Peck express their sympathy in the loss of their brother, Percy Peck of Victor, who passed away Sept. 12. Services were held from his late home at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon with the Rev. George Hares, pastor of the Victor Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was made in Boughton Hill cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert H. Padgham attended the wedding of Pearl Ruckdeshell and Morris DeBuck which took place Saturday morning in the Church of the Assumption at Fairport. Mrs. DeBuck was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Ruckdeshell, former residents of this town.

Shortsville NY Enterprises                     Wednesday                   October 9, 1946            by:  Dianne Thomas



The death of Mrs. Delia Spring French, wife of George French of Hopewell, occurred at the Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua last Wednesday afternoon. She had been ill only a short time and was in her 86th year.

Mrs. French, a former resident of Victor, had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. William Stoddard in Hopewell for the past nine years. 

The survivors include her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Stoddard and Mrs. Adair Lauder of Victor; a son, Charles French of Fairport; two brothers, Harley Spring of Fairport and Fred Spring of Rochester; also eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Obsequies were held at 2 o'clock on Saturday afternoon from the Cotton funeral home, Victor, with interment following in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.

Fairport Herald Mail                                                   October 10, 1946                                 by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. George French -  Funeral services for Mrs. George French of Hopewell, mother of Charles A. French, W. Church St., were held Saturday afternoon at the Cotton Funeral Home in Victor.  Rev. N, L. Lobdell officiated and burial was in Boughton Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. French, who passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1946, leaves two daughters, Mrs. W.W. Stoddard of Hopewell and Mrs. J. Adair Lauder, Victor; her son, Mr. French, Fairport; two brothers, Harley Spring, Fairport, and Fred Spring, Rochester; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

THE VICTOR HERALD      Friday,   November 29, 1946          Pg 5 col 2    by:  Ron Hanley
Miss Jean Barbara Prosser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester A. Prosser, and James Anderson, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. James Anderson, were married at 7:30 p. m. on Thanksgiving Day in the First Methodist Church, the pastor, Rev. George S. G. Hares, officiating. 
The bride was attended by her sister, Mrs. Harry Rainbow of Egypt, and Mrs. Robert McLaughlin of Victor. John Anderson was best man for his brother. The ceremony was preceded by violin solos by Clayton F. Shufelt, and Miss Lois Smith and Mr. Shufelt played the wedding march. 
The bride wore a street length white dress with matching headdress, and her corsage was an orchid. Mrs. Rainbow wore pastel blue
and Mrs. McLaughlin pastel pink. Both wore matching headdresses. Their corsages were roses and small chrysanthemums.
 The ceremony was followed by a reception in the home of the bride's parents, after which the young people left for a wedding trip.
 Mr. and Mrs. Anderson will live in Brockport, where he is a student in the State Teachers College. He is a veteran of World War II
and saw service in India.

THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday    December 6, 1946    Page 4, col 6        by: Ron Hanley   
George Phillips, 82, died Sunday, December 1, 1946, in F. F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua, where he had been a patient for 10 days. He had been in failing health for about a month. Mr. Phillips was born in Germany, but came to this country as a boy, and thereafter lived in this locality, making farm work his occupation.  After the death of his wife, 13 years ago, he went from his home north of Victor village to live with his daughter, Mrs. John Keefe and family, on Concannon Road. 
Besides his daughter, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Charles Kiash of Rochester, and two grandchildren, Agnes and Jack Keefe of Victor.  Funeral services were conducted from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Keefe, and from St. Patrick's church, Wednesday morning. Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery

THE VICTOR HERALD    Fri   December 13, 1946     Front Page, col 4       by: Ron Hanley  
On Saturday, November 30, 1946, in St. Paul's Church in Honeoye Falls took place the marriage of Anita D. Hutchinson and Robert James Guinan. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. William J. Killackey, and was followed by the nuptial Mass. 
The bride, who is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Hutchinson, was attended by her sister, Mary Alice, as maid of honor. She was given in marriage by her father.  Her bridesmaids were her cousin, Eileen Hutchinson, and Marie Miller. The bride was gowned in white with a long veil, and carried white roses. Her attendants also wore white and carried American Beauty roses. 
The bridegroom, who is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John W. Guinan, of Victor and Honeoye Falls, had his brother John H. Guinan, as best man. The ushers were Joseph E. Guinan, and Kenneth W. Harrington, brother and brother in law of the bridegroom.  A wedding breakfast was served at Spring House, and there was a reception from 4 to 6 o'clock at the home of the bride's parents on the Mendon Ionia Road. The young couple spent their honeymoon in New York City, and are at present at the home of her parents.

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