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Mr. and Mrs. Raymond VanDenbergh Jr., were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Simonds. On Sunday they called on Mr. and Mrs. Raymond VanDenbergh Sr., who reside in Canandaigua.
The Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday, April 11, 1947 by: Dianne Thomas
SEARLE - George R. SEARLE, a long time resident of Victor, died in a Rochester hospital on April 10, 1947, aged 80 years. He had been in failing health for some time. Mr. SEARLE, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George B. SEARLE, was born in Canandaigua, but lived in Victor nearly all of his life. His father was an engineer on the New York Central Railroad, Auburn Branch, and he too took up railroad work. He was ticket agent at the Victor station for 33 years in the period when the volume of business required both a station agent and a ticket agent at Clifton Springs for 13 years, his work there ending with his retirement. He was a member of the Victor Methodist church and the Victor Fire Department, in which he was an honorary or life member in his late years. The surviving relatives are his wife, the former Bertha BROWN; three sons, Leslie of Sidney, Lorren of Wolcott and Donald of Victor; eight grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Inez BEAL of Victor and Mrs. Helen CONVERSE of Clifton Springs. Funeral services will be conducted at the Cotton Funeral Home at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, the Rev. George S. G. HARES, officiating. Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery.
OVENSHIRE - Mrs. Mary OVENSHIRE died at her home on the Victor-Manchester road on Saturday, April 5, 1947. She had been in good health until early Thursday morning when she was stricken with paralysis. Had she lived until April 23, she would have been 77 years old. Mrs. OVENSHIRE was the widow of Guy G. OVENSHIRE, who at one time conducted a garage and automobile agency in Canandaigua. They moved to Dundee, where Mr. OVENSHIRE died on April 1, 1944. For a time afterward, Mrs. OVENSHIRE made her home with her children, and then established herself in the tenant house on the F. V. ALDERMAN farm in order to make a home for orphaned grandson, Guy Arden OVENSHIRE, now 11 years old. The boy's father, Pfc. Perry A. OVENSHIRE, had been killed in action in Germany, March 25, 1945, and his mother had died soon afterward of heart trouble. The surviving relatives are Mrs. OVENSHIRE'S daughter, Mrs. Wayne POWER of Victor; her son, Raymond WEBSTER of Niagara Falls; several grandchildren and a great grandson. Funeral services were conducted at the Cotton Funeral Home. Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Lee S. HILL, officiating. Burial was in Dundee.
LYON - William S. LYON, editor of "The Victor Herald" in 1898, under the (cut off - longer obit)
+ Mrs. Ben CARPENTER is confined to her home, suffering from an attack of influenza.
+ Mrs. Sarah Ware SNOOK has returned home after having spent two weeks with relatives in Batavia.
+ A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lester BROWN, April 8, 1947, at F. F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua.
+ A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank GUCHONE of Victor, RD 1, April 4, 1947; at F. F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua.
+ Albert CARPENTER returned from Highland hospital in Rochester, Thursday, after having been a patient there for about 10 days.
+ Philip CALCAGNO has purchased the farm land on Mrs. Roy O. SMITH'S place on East Main street, exclusive of the buildings and Main street frontage.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Eugene WILKINSON have moved from Mrs. R. O. SMITH'S house on East Main street, to rooms in the JACOBS house on Andrews street.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Philip FABRY and family had Mrs. FABRY'S parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard ALDRICH of Shortsville, as their guests, Easter Sunday afternoon.
+ Supervisor and Mrs. Byron BLAZEY were in Ithaca, Thursday. Mr. BLAZEY attended a meeting of the New York State Association of Soil Districts, as a delegate member from the area.
+ Mr. and Mrs. B. F. DEWEY of LeRoy called on Mrs. Clara J. COBB and other Victor friends, Monday evening. Mrs. DEWEY is the former Mary NEWMAN, at one time homemaking teacher in the Victor school.
+ An alarm of fire at 2:30 Thursday afternoon called a truck and firemen to the Clarence FREDERICK farm on the Victor-Egypt road, where a brush and grass fire had gotten out of control. The flames were extinguished with no damage done.
+ Mrs. Herman GIBKE entertained 12 women, April 4, in honor of Mrs. George WOOD of Ketcham road, it being her birthday anniversary. Dinner was served at noon and the afternoon was spent in playing games and visiting. The group presented Mrs. WOOD with an appropriate birthday gift.
+ Members of the ALDRIDGE and BEAL families, celebrated Easter Sunday and Mrs. Terry B. ALDRIDGE'S birthday by a family dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. ALDRIDGE. The group numbered 22 persons. A birthday cake and other appropriate details gave the birthday atmosphere to the Easter observance.
+ Guy Arden OVENSHIRE is spending some time with friends in Dundee, the present owners of the farm, which was formerly the home of his grandparents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Guy G. OVENSHIRE.
+ William J. HARSCH spent Easter Sunday with relatives in LeRoy.
+ Rev. and Mrs. Lee S. HILL, spent Monday with relatives in Athens, Pa.,
+ Mr. and Mrs. Fred CLOVER were entertained Easter Sunday, at the home of Mrs. Charles SCHRADER of Macedon.
+ Mrs. Hattie SWARTZENBERG, left Wednesday evening to visit her son, Archie WATERBURY and family in Rochester.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Glenn BISHOP and son, Billie, of Rochester, spent Easter Sunday with Mrs. BISHOP'S parents, Mr. and Mrs. William SCHRADER.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Ira A. COREY and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard COREY spent Easter Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Lyle F. BALER and daughter, Gale Mae, in Geneva.
+ Mrs. Marion RANDALL arrived Easter Sunday to spend a week or two in town while having a vacation from her duties in the Clifton Springs Sanitarium.
+ Mrs. Fred E. BROWN attended services at the Macedon Universalist Church, Easter Sunday, and spent the day with friends in Macedon, her former home.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Elmer BOW returned to their home in Romulus, Wednesday, after a week's visit with their cousin, Mrs. Nellie JONES and Mrs. Sarah Ware SNOOK.
+ Miss Dorothy SCHARADER, Rochester, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred SCHRADER, is spending her Easter vacation with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William SCHARDER.
+ Mrs. Walter SMITH of Fishers and Mr. and Mrs. Theron HENRY and family of East Bloomfield were Easter dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. STRUBLE and family in Pittsford.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Richard COTTON returned to their home in Geneva, Tuesday, after having spent their Easter vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer W. COTTON, and other relatives here.
+ Mr. and Mrs. W. G. NEWMAN of Jarvis, Canada, and Mrs. W. J. JAQUES and daughter, Edna, of Branford, Canada, spent the Easter weekend with Mrs. NEWMAN'S sister, Mrs. John SCHRADER and Mr. SCHRADER. Additional guests at the SCHRADER home on Sunday were Fred SCHRADER of Rochester, and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. SCHRADER of Victor.
The Clifton Springs Press Thursday April 17, 1947 by: Dianne Thomas
George R. Searle of Victor, who was station agent at the Clifton Springs, New York Central Office for eighteen years, died at his Victor home last Thursday, April 10th. Searle was appointed agent here in 1927 and served until his retirement seven years ago.
Surviving Searle besides his wife Bertha, are three sons: Leslie of Sidney, N. Y., Loren of Wolcott, N. Y., and Donald of Victor; two sisters: Mrs. Albert Beal of Victor and Mrs. Allison Converse of Clifton Springs as well as several nephews and grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday in the Cotton Funeral Home, Victor, with interment in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Tuesday May 6, 1947 by: Dianne Thomas
ENGERT - Charles, of Victor. N. Y., May 5, 1947. He leaves five daughters, Clara Wilson of Fairport. Edna Denardo of Fairport. Hattie of Victor, Ethel Appelman of Macedon, Esther Rubenstein of Macedon. two sons. Fred of Victor, George of East Rochester.
Friends may call at The Cotton Funeral Home at Victor N. Y., where services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. Rev. Nelson Lobdell officiating. Interment in Boughton Hill Cemetery.
CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER Friday May 16, 1947 by: Ron Hanley
DEATHS - James Feeney or Sweeney
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Thursday May 29, 1947 by: Dianne Thomas
Canandaigua - Harry Pimm, 80, of 146 Chipin St., died Tuesday night (May 27, 1947) in Thompson Memorial Hospital following a long illness. A native of Fairport, he had spent most of his life in Victor, where he had been employed at the Simonds general store for more than 65 years.
In 1923 he was married to Mrs. Emma Grinnell Webster of Canandaigua, and since that time had lived in this city. He was a member of the local Presbyterian Church.
Surviving, besides his wife, are a stepdaughter and stepson, Mrs. Roger C. Avery and W. Stanton Webater, both of Canandaigua.
Funeral will be conducted in the Cotton Funeral Home, Victor, today at 2:30 p. m. The Rev. Hardy Lumb, pastor - of Canandaigua Presbyterian Church, will officiate with burial in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Late May 1947 by: Dianne Thomas
MRS. CHARLES A. PHILLIPS SR. - Victor - The funeral of Mrs. Charles A. Phillips Sr. of Victor was held Wednesday, May 28, in
her home with the Rev. Lee S. Hill, pastor of the Victor First Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial was in Boughton Hill Cemetery.
The Herald Mail Fairport, NY Thursday June 26, 1947 by: Dianne Thomas
Clara M. Wilson Passes - Mrs. Clara M. Wilson passed away at her home, 53 No. Main St., Fairport, Monday, June 23. Surviving are her husband, Perry Wilson; one daughter, Mrs. Edwin Lancaster, Fairport; four sisters, Mrs. Anthony DiNardio, Fairport; Miss Hattie Engert, Holcomb, Mrs. Ethel Appleman, Mrs. Ester Rugenstine, Macedon; two brothers, George Engert, East Rochester, Fred Engert, Victor and seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at the VanHorn Funeral Home this Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. J. E. Dahlen, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment in Boughton Hill Cemetery.
The Democrat and Chronicle Wed - Friday Sept 10, 11 & 12, 1947 by: Dianne Thomas
VAN VOORHIS - Mabel L. of Victor N. Y., Sept. 9, 1947. She leaves one sister, Mrs. Margaret W. Smith, and one brother, Menzo Van Voorhis of Victor; one nephew, Donald Van Voorhis of Rochester.
Friends may call at the home where services will be held Friday 2:30 p. m. The Reverend George Hares, officiating. Interment in Boughton Hill Cemetery. Courtesy of no flowers requested. Arrangements by Cotton.
The Democrat and Chronicle Sun & Monday October 5th & 6th, 1947 by: Dianne Thomas
MORRIS - Ester A. of 510 Madison St., East Rochester, N. Y., Oct. 3, 1947. She leaves her father, Francis Morris; one sister, Joan Morris; one brother, Howard; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Morris, all of E. Rochester and Albert Sale of Victor, N. Y. Friends may call at the home where services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. The Reverend George Manning, officiating, assisted by Reverend John Sondmeyer. Interment in Boughton Hill Cemetery. Arrange by Cotton.
The Democrat and Chronicle Tuesday October 21, 1947 by: Dianne Thomas
SEARLE - Mrs. Bertha (George) of Victor, NY, Oct. 20. 1947. She leaves three sons, Leslie of Sidney, Loren of Wolcott and Donald of Victor; two sisters, Mrs. Harry Allen of Lockport, Mrs. Georgia Underhill of Lenoir, North Carolina; eight grand children.
Friends may call at the Cotton Funeral Home, Victor, N. Y., where services will be held Wednesday at 9:30 p. m., the Rev. George S.G. Hares officiating. Interment in Boughton Hill Cemetery.
CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER Friday December 5, 1947 by: Ron Hanley
DEATHS John Keefe
VICTOR - Funeral services for John Keefe, 69, who died yesterday in his home, Mertensia Road, following a heart attack, will be held in the home tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. and in St. Patrick's Church at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Esser officiating. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Shortsville NY Enterprises Wednesday April 28, 1948 by: Dianne Thomas
Local friends will regret to learn of the passing of Miss Margaret M. Howland of Victor, which occurred on Thursday. Miss Howland will be recalled as a sister of the late Mrs. Charles Rogers of Shortsville and a frequent visitor at the Rogers home.
The only survivors are a niece, Mrs. Blanche H. Root of Brockport; one nephew, Frank H. Rogers of Shortsville, and one grandnephew, Lawrence Root, of Brockport.
Funeral services were held from the Victor Presbyterian Church at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon conducted by the Rev. Lee S. Hill. The remains were interred in the Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.
The Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday June 4, 1948 by: Dianne Thomas
Miss Louise BRANDT to Become Bride - The Rev. and Mrs. Yost BRANDT of Eastland Avenue, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Louise M. BRANDT to Jerald James FLYNN, son of Mr. and Mrs. James P. FLYNN of Point Pleasant. A July wedding is planned. Rev. Mr. BRANDT was pastor of the St. John's Lutheran church of Victor for several years.
THE VICTOR HERALD Friday July 9, 1948 Front Pg, col 4 by: Ron Hanley Boy 9, Seriously Injured When Hit By Car Thursday Donald VanVoorhis, nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald VanVoorhis, formerly of Victor, now residents of Rochester,
was seriously injured at 8 40 Thursday evening when he was struck by a car driven by Norman Gourlay of this village. Mr. Gourlay told Under-sheriff Harold Bacon who investigated the accident, that the boy dashed from behind another car into
the path of his car. He estimated his speed at nine miles per hour. The accident happened on Main Street in front of the home
of Dr. F. V. Oderkirk. The child received a broken left leg, head lacerations and possible internal injuries. He was taken to Strong Memorial hospital
for treatment and observation. The child had been brought to Victor by his parents to witness the fireman's parade and to
visit his grandmother, Mrs. Menzo VanVoorhis. Under-sheriff Bacon said today that the accident occurred after police had
issued a general warning to parents and children following the parade to keep out of the crowded roadway.
Charles E. Kimble Dies Suddenly Charles E. Kimble, 59, veteran of World War I, died suddenly from a heart attack, Wednesday afternoon, at the Veterans
hospital where he was employed as a carpenter. He was born in Canandaigua, a son of William and Nora Linehan Kimble, and
spent his entire life here. Survivors are his wife, Thelma Fox Kimble, three brothers and a sister, George, Weldon and Harold Kimble and Mrs. Roy
Sturdevant, all of Canandaigua. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 30 from the home, 16 Grand View Park,
and at 10 from St. Mary's Church. Services at the grave in Calvary cemetery (in Canandaigua) will be in charge of Canandaigua Post, American
THE VICTOR HERALD Friday July 9, 1948 Pg 4, cols 5 & 6
VanGelder Family Hold Reunion At Cole Home, Chapin
More than 75 attended a reunion of the descendents of Alfred and Mary Jane VanGelder, held July 4 at Chapin at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Cole. Mrs. Cole is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. VanGelder.
Two of the children of Mr. and Mrs. VanGelder were present at the reunion, Mrs. Hattie J. Gifford, North Road, who is 89, and B. Emerson VanGelder, Wilmington, Delaware, who is 83. The youngest present was Lois Elaine VanHooft, six weeks old, who is six generations removed from Mr. and Mrs. VanGelder. Mrs. VanGelder's family go back in direct line to John and Priscilla Alden.
The VanGelder family has been one of the best known in the Chapin area for 80 years. Mr. and Mrs. VanGelder moved into the area in the Civil War years of the 1860's. They had six children, three of whom are now living, Mrs. Gifford, B. Emerson VanGelder, and Edgar A. VanGelder, also of Wilmington. Three have died, George B. VanGelder, who was Mrs. Cole's father, Fred VanGelder and Mrs. Isabel Hathaway.
The Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday September 10, 1948 by: Dianne Thomas
MRS. KEEFE, 69, IS DEAD - Mrs. Anna Marie KEEFE of Farmington, died in her 70th year, Tuesday night, Sept. 7, in Thompson Memorial hospital, Canandaigua, after two days' illness. Mrs. KEEFE was born in Buffalo, October 17, 1878, the daughter of Theresa and John GARDNER. She spent the first 25 years of her life in Buffalo. In 1907, she married William KEEFE and they remained in Buffalo a few years. In 1913, Mr. and Mrs. KEEFE came to Farmington, where they have spent the past 35 years. Mrs. KEEFE had been ailing for the past five years but has kept active. Being well liked, she had many friends who respected her highly. She was always ready and willing to do her part. She was an active member in St. Patrick's church, Victor. Monday noon, Mrs. KEEFE was taken suddenly ill, her right side being paralyzed, she was moved to the hospital.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Leon FOX of Bergen; three sons, Albert of Manchester, William Jr., of Victor, Francis of Albion; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. George METZ of Buffalo and Mrs. Arthur KINSMAN of Victor; several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 9, Saturday morning at St Patrick's church, Victor. Rev. E. J. ESSER, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial at St. Patrick's cemetery, Victor.
MRS. FRANCIS JOHNSON DIES IN FAR WEST - Word was received in Victor, Sunday morning, of the sudden death of Mrs. Francis Lee JOHNSON, at her home in Murtaugh, Idaho, on Saturday evening, Sept. 4. Mrs. JOHNSON was formerly Miss Lena SNYDER, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Martin SNYDER and was born on the "Snyder Homestead", near Valentown Hall, now the home of her brother, Josiah E. SNYDER. Lena was one of a family of 9 children, born to Mr. and Mrs. SNYDER, five girls and four boys. She was married to Francis Lee JOHNSON, August 23, 1894 and went to live in Neola, Iowa. Later they moved to Murtaugh, Idaho, which at that time was a newly irrigated section about 20 miles from Twin Falls.
Mrs. JOHNSON leaves surviving, her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Ina Johnson TRUE, two sons, Oliver and Charles, several grandchildren, nieces and nephews, also six sisters and brothers, Mrs. Marion PLUMB and Mrs. Lillian ROSS of Victor, Mrs. Henry REEVE of Henrietta, Ira Marth SNYDER and Homer E. SNYDER of Victor. Funeral services were held at her home, Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 2:30 pm. Burial was made at Twin Falls, Idaho.
HUNTERS PLAN FOX FORAY THIS SUNDAY
The Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday February 25, 1949 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Mrs. Leon SMITH attended the Washington Birthday tea at the DAR Chapter house, Rochester, Tuesday.
+ Callers at the home of Mrs. Marie PECK and Mrs. Sue SAUNDERS, Thursday afternoon, were Mrs. Irene STEARNS, Mrs. Ella CONNELL, Mrs. Dewey COTTON, Mrs. William CAHILL, all of Palmyra.
+ Fred CLOVER is spending the week in Brooklyn, as the guest of his grandson, Raymond CLOVER Jr., and family.
+ Miss Lillian JACOBS of Church street celebrated her birthday on Thursday.
+ Mr. and Mrs. George HUNTER entertained at supper Sunday the following: Mr. and Mrs. Leo GUINAN, Mr. and Mrs. Edward KEEFE, and Mr. and Mrs. Howard ERNST.
Geneva Daily Times Thursday April 7, 1949 by: Dianne Thomas
Former Treasurer of Ontario County, H. E. Snyder, Dies - Victor, Apr. 7, Homer E. Snyder, 76, life-long resident of this village and treasurer of Ontario county for 15 years, died at his home early yesterday afternoon, following a long illness.
Funeral services will be held at his home Saturday at 1:30 p. m. Rev. Lee Hill will officiate. Burial will be in Boughton Hill cemetery. Body is now at the Emery funeral home in Fairport.
Mr. Snyder had been prominent in political affairs of the county, and in commercial and political circles in Victor. He was first elected as county treasurer on the Republican ticket in 1918 and re-elected in 1921. He subsequently served three more terms.
For several years he was secretary of the Republican county committee. He was postmaster of Victor for eight years, chief of the fire department and one of the organizers of the Locke Insulator Mfg. Co., leading industry of Victor.
Mr. Snyder was a member of Milnor lodge, 139, F. & A. M., and Rochester lodge, 24, B.P.O.E.
Surviving are three sisters: Mrs. Marian Plumb, Mrs. Lillian Rose, and Mrs. Henry Reeve, all of Henrietta; two brothers Josiah E. and Ira M. Snyder of Livonia.
Shortsville NY Enterprise Wednesday April 13, 1949 by: Dianne Thomas
FORMER SALESMAN FOR LOCAL FIRM DIES AT VICTOR - The older residents of this community will recall Homer E. Snyder of Victor when he served as traveling salesman for the now defunct Empire Drill Company, Shortsville.
During his five-years' connection in that capacity, Mr. Snyder become well known and highly respected here. It is now our sad duty to report his passing at his home in Victor last Wednesday afternoon, climaxing about 3 years of failing health. He had made his home in this area for about 40 years and for seven years, served as postmaster at Victor, and from 1919 to 1935 was county treasurer of Ontario county. His passing will be regretted by all who knew him.
He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Marian Plumb and Mrs. Lillian Ross of Victor and Mrs. Henry Reeve of Henrietta, and two brothers, Josiah E. Snyder of Victor and Ira M. Snyder of Livonia. Obsequies were held from the home at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, the Rev. Lee S. Hill officiating. The remains were laid at rest in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.
CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER Wednesday April 13, 1949 by: Ron Hanley
FARMER DIES OF BURNS
ERNEST TURNER DEAD ; CAREY IS HOSPITALIZED
GRASS FIRE CLAIMS ONE - A grass fire, which threatened his farm buildings late Tuesday afternoon resulted in the death today of Ernest Turner, 74, a retired farmer, who lives near Blacksmith's Corners, Town of Farmington.
According to Gordon Gardner, Macedon, driver who responded to the Turner call with the
Mrs. Turner said she was sent by her husband to get a pail of water and when she returned he was on the ground overcome by fire and smoke. It was only a matter of minutes she stated.
Mrs. Turner called upon neighbors for assistance. They summoned the Macedon Fire truck and the
The ambulance rushed Turner to the hospital where he died this morning.
Funeral services for Mr. Turner will be held from the P. J. McLoughlin Funeral Home,
Mr. Turner was born in
Besides his wife he leaves a daughter and a son, Mrs. Harold Cyphers, Palmyra, and Anson Turner, Palo Alto, Calif., seven sisters, Mrs. Harold Griffin, Mrs. Carrie Orshall, Mrs. Clara Smith and Mrs. Florabelle Camp, Manchester, Miss Hazel Turner, Canandaigua, Mrs. Mabel Webster, Niagara Falls and Mrs. Gertrude Perry, Webster, one brother, Donald Turner, Manchester, four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Shortsville NY Enterprise Wednesday April 20, 1949 by: Dianne Thomas
FARMINGTON FARMER FATALLY BURNED BY GRASS FIRE - A grass fire on the farm of Ernest E. Turner, 74, Farmington farmer, last Tuesday afternoon, caused fatal burns to the aged man. Taken unconscious to the Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, death ensued at about 3 o'clock the following morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Turner sought to burn a field near their home, but the flames spread so rapidly that they became alarmed and tried to beat them out. In so doing, Mr. Turner's clothing ignited and his frantic wife tried to put them out with a coat. Realizing that the situation was out of hand, Mrs. Turner hurried to the house and telephoned for the Manchester Fire Department, which promptly responded under Chief Harold Griffin. Adjoining outbuildings were saved by the prompt action of the firemen.
Medical aid was called for Turner and he was ordered removed to the hospital. Nearly all of his clothing had been burned away.
The deceased was born at Manchester village on June 15, 1875, a son of the late Augustus and Ellen Johnson Turner. He was married to Mary Warren of Victor in 1903, and the couple spent a number of years in the West, returning to what is now their present home about 30 years ago.
The survivors, besides the widow, are one daughter, Mrs. Harold Cyphers of Palmyra; one son, Anson Turner of Palo Alto, Calif; seven sisters, Mrs. Harold Griffin, Mrs. Carrie Orshall, Mrs. Clara Smith and Mrs. Florabel Camp, all of Manchester, Miss Hazel Turner of Canandaigua, Mrs. Mabel Webster of Niagara Falls and Mrs. Gertrude Perry of Webster; one brother, Donald Turner of Manchester, and four grandchildren.
Obsequies were held from the McLoughlin funeral home, Manchester, at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Mrs. John H. McCombe, pastor of the Manchester and Shortsville Methodist Churches. The remains were taken to Victor for interment in Boughton Hill Cemetery.
The Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday April 22, 1949 by: Dianne Thomas
Tuthill BROWN, Formerly of Victor, Dies in Albany - To be Buried Here Saturday
Word was received Wednesday, by Miss Vera H. BROWN of the death of her brother, Tuthill G. BROWN in Albany, where he has resided for the past 29 years. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. BROWN, was born in Victor and attend the Victor schools. Of a pleasing personality, he made friends easily and early evinced ability as a salesman. For most of his life he was in the wallpaper business, being employed by the F. P. Van Hoesen Co., in Rochester, later by a New York city wallpaper house and for 30 years, was with the Imperial Wallpaper company. Mr. BROWN was a member of the Milnor Lodge, F & AM of Victor and for many years of the Victor Presbyterian church from which he transferred his membership to a neighborhood Congregational church in Albany. He is survived by his wife, Edna S., a ____ teacher in the Victor schools, and a daughter, Mrs. Craig ____ of Albany and his sister. Following a prayer service at the Albany ____ the remains will be brought to Victor, where funeral services will be held at the home of Miss BROWN on Church street, at 2:30, Saturday afternoon. Interment will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Leslie Loomis, Sr. Dies at 90
Shortsville Enterprise Wednesday June 15, 1949 by: Dianne Thomas
Local friends extend condolence to Mrs. Leah Carpenter of Victor, whose husband, Albert Carpenter, passed away on June 5. She is the former Miss Leah Walters of Shortsville, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Otis M. Walters. Besides the widow, he is survived by one daughter, a son, one brother and two nieces. Burial was made in the Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.
Shortsville Enterprise Wednesday July 13, 1949 by: Dianne Thomas
MANCHESTER MAN DIES IN CANANDAIGUA DOCTOR'S OFFICE -
A victim of hiccoughs for a period of six days, Walter Gade, Manchester resident, visited the office of Dr. Stephen N. Hopkins in Canandaigua last Thursday. While undergoing the treatment, Mr. Gade died. Outside of the hiccough attack which he had been unable to stop, Mr. Gade was in his usual good health. He was aged 40 years.
He is survived by his widow, the former Miss Doris Jacobs of Victor; four sisters, Mrs. Charles Venishel, Mrs. George Wenglein and Mrs. Carolyn Brown, all of Rochester; three brothers, John, Herman and Gordon Gade, also of Rochester, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held from the Tischer funeral home at Victor, at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Lee Hill of that village. Interment followed in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.
The Victor Herald, Victor, NY Friday October 7, 1949 by: Dianne Thomas
+ Dr. and Mrs. A. D. HEIRAL of Geneva, called on Mr. and Mrs. Arthur COLLINS, Thursday afternoon.
+ Mrs. Terry H. ALDRIDGE spent the afternoon and evening, Tuesday, with her daughter, Mrs. Matthew GAFFNEY and family in Le Roy, while Mr. ALDRIDGE attended a Layman's Conference in Batavia.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Willis BEAL and family of Fishers moved to Le Roy last Saturday where Mr. BEAL has the position of assistant controller of the Jello company. Her mother, Mrs. Bessie FISHER of Fishers, is spending the week with them.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Adair LAUDER and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph BAKER left Tuesday morning on a trip through Pennsylvania.
+ Jay FURGUSON who makes his home with his daughter, Mrs. Charles GILLIS and family, fell last Friday morning. His condition is good.
+ Miss Mary Etta WILCOX drove to Dryden to visit friends and Mrs. Lester ERNST accompanied her and visited a cousin in Ithaca. They returned Sunday.
+ Mary LOVEJOY and daughter, Adeline, spent Sunday with Jean in Ithaca.
+ Mr. and Mrs. Ralph BOWERMAN entertained Mrs. Jennie BEARD, Mr. and Mrs. Melville BEARD and family, in honor of Mr. BOWERMAN'S birthday last Sunday.
In Old Victor -
20 Years Ago - Anna Barry TURNER, wife of W. H. TURNER, died Tuesday afternoon, October 1st, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester.
40 Years Ago - The death of William MUMEROW, a well known resident of the town of Farmington, occurred at his home.
THE VICTOR HERALD
Friday October 14, 1949
Pg 5, col 5 by: Ron Hanley
40 Years Ago (1909) - Miss Mary Elizabeth Mead, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Mead, was united in marriage to Stephen J. Barry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Barry.
Shortsville Enterprise Wednesday October 26, 1949 by: Dianne Thomas
NATIVE OF FARMINGTON DIES AT VICTOR -
The death of Albert E Sale of Victor occurred last Tuesday evening (Oct. 18), while he was sleeping. He had been in failing health for many months.
Mr. Sale was a native of Farmington, a son of Mary and Seymour Sale and was one of two children. He married Miss Adedia M. Brusie of Victor in 1877 and they had a family of four children, all of whom are living, except one daughter, Mrs. Laura Morris of East Rochester, who passed away about four years ago. Mr. Sale was a retired rural mail carrier, and was the oldest member of the Victor Presbyterian Church.
The survivors are one daughter, Camilla; two sons, Charles and Fred of Victor; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held from his late home on Saturday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Lee S. Hill, pastor of Victor Presbyterian Church. The remains were laid at rest in Boughton Hill Cemetery.
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