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1947 - 1949

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THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday    January 3, 1947     Page 3, col 3            by: Ron Hanley
 Miss Eileen Estes, a librarian at Northwestern University in Evansville, Ill., arrived by plane on Monday of last week, to spend the holidays at home. She planned to leave by plane New Year's night, but because of weather conditions the plane was grounded and she made the return trip by train. 
Miss Estes, who was recently made secretary of the library staff at Northwestern, likes her work and the people of the mid-western state. She is very pleasantly located in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Johnson with a librarian from the Evanston Public Library as her roommate.
THE VICTOR HERALD       Friday      January 3, 1947       Page 3, col 4      
Dennis Mahoney, 84 years old, died at his farm home on Boughton  Hill,  Wednesday night, January 1, 1947.  
 Mr. Mahoney had been in excellent health until last Monday forenoon when he was seized with a sudden feeling of weakness while working in his barn, and fell, breaking one of his hips. 
Born in Ireland, Mr. Mahoney came to this country when a young man, and for eight years lived at Rosendale, near New York City. He then came to Victor, and had since been a farmer in this locality. He was a hard working and painstaking and devoted to his family and his home. 
He is survived by two sons, Timothy J. and Edward Mahoney, both in business in Victor, by a daughter, Miss Catherine Mahoney, who lives at home, and by six grandchildren. Mrs. Mahoney died 19 years ago, a daughter, Mary, died in childhood, and the eldest son, John F. Mahoney, died eight years ago. 
Funeral services will be held at the family home at 8 30 on Saturday morning, and at 9 o'clock in St. Patrick's Church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

THE VICTOR HERALD   Friday     January 24, 1947      Page 5, col 3           by:  Ron Hanley
 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Barry of Canandaigua, formerly of Victor, plan to leave Saturday, to spend two months in Miami, Florida. Enroute they will visit Mr. Barry's sister, Mrs. James Feeney, and family, in Salisbury, Maryland.

 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.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Booth have been in Fairport much of the time this week, with Mrs. Booth's brother, Henry Wilkinson, following the death of Mrs. Wilkinson early Monday morning.
THE VICTOR HERALD      Friday      January 24, 1947       Page 5, col 4
 Mrs. Henry Wilkinson of West Avenue, Fairport, the former Maude Killam of Victor, died unexpectedly early Monday morning, January 20, 1947, in Genesee Hospital, Rochester, where she had been a patient since shortly before midnight on Sunday. Mrs. Wilkinson had not been well since the latter part of December, but appeared to be suffering from an attack of grippe, and until Sunday night there were no alarming symptoms. 
Had she lived until Tuesday, January 28, she would have been 51 years old. From childhood until her marriage her home was in Victor, and she had many friends here.  Besides her husband, Mrs. Wilkinson is survived by a son, Donald Wilkinson of Webster, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Killam of Rochester, three brothers, Louis of Williamsport, Penn., Howard of Rochester and David of Baltimore, Maryland, and by a sister, Miss Alice Killam of Rochester. Another sister, Edna preceded her in death. 
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at a funeral home in Fairport, and the body was placed in the receiving vault in Woodlawn Cemetery in Canandaigua.

THE VICTOR HERALD       Friday      March 14, 1947       Page 5, col 3       by:  Ron Hanley   
 Mrs. Glenn D. Prosser of Roscoe, Calif., visited her mother-in-law, Mrs. Nettie Prosser of East Main Street, Wednesday afternoon, coming from East Rochester, where she is spending some time with her mother, Mrs. Ellis Morris, who is ill. 
Mrs. Prosser made the trip east by plane, leaving the California airport at 5 P. M. on Saturday and arriving in New York City at 8 30 Sunday morning. She took a plane out of New York for Rochester at 11 15 A. M. and was in East Rochester at 1 50 Sunday afternoon. 
Her brother, Floyd Morris of Bridgeport, Conn., was also in East Rochester on Monday and Tuesday, coming by plane for a brief visit with his mother and other relatives.


THE VICTOR HERALD      Friday      March 14, 1947     Page 5, col 3
Local Happenings 
William F. Keating, local insurance and real estate agent is a patient in General Hospital in Rochester, where he underwent an operation on Thursday. His condition is satisfactory.

THE VICTOR HERALD      Friday   March 21, 1947    Front Pg, col 4          by: Ron Hanley  
 48th Anniversary Happily Celebrated 
The 48th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. John V. Barry was happily celebrated, Sunday evening, March 16, 1947, at the home of their son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Timm. All of the 13 children of Mr. and Mrs. Barry were with them for the occasion, and their grandchildren were also present. The group of 60 persons included guests from Rochester, Canandaigua and Macedon. 
The buffet supper was served from a table centered by an elaborate wedding cake, and many beautiful flowers which were among the anniversary gifts added to the attractiveness of the rooms. Besides the flowers, a purse of $150 and many other appropriate gifts were presented to Mr. and Mrs. Barry. Old time musical selections, favorites of the guests of honor, were played by Mr. and Mrs. Bill of Canandaigua, and William Cotter of Victor, using the piano and two violins.

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)

Local Happenings:

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

Word has been received here of the sudden death Monday of James Sweeney, 48, of Salisbury, Md., husband of the former Miss Theresa Barry, of Victor.
Mr. Barry was a brother-in-law of Stephen J. and Ambrose C. Barry and Mrs. Elizabeth Abraham, all of this city.
Besides his wife he leaves three daughters, Joan and Evelyn, Salisbury, Md., and Mrs. Thomas Butler, Victor.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Barry and Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Barry are in Salisbury for the funeral, which was held today with interment in
Salisbury, MD

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.

A farmer and lifelong resident of this area he is survived by his wife, Mary Phillips Keefe, a daughter Agnes and a son John, both of Fairport, a brother, Emmett Keefe, Victor, several nieces and nephews.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Tuesday  March 2, 1948     by: Ron Hanley  
 Vicinity Deaths -  Mrs. Rose Mincer - VICTOR
Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Mincer, 72, wife of Terville Mincer, were held this afternoon in the Cotton Funeral Home, with the Rev.
George Hares officiating. Burial was in Boughton Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Mincer died Sunday of a neck fracture shortly after she had taken a head long plunge down the cellar stairs in her East Victor home.
Survivors besides her husband are two daughters, Mrs. John Greth and Mrs. Donald Maltman, of Victor, four sons, Richard, of Daytona Beach, Florida, Chester, Farmington, Andrew, Palmyra and Theodore, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Beck, Pittsford, a brother, Orlando Bowes, Pittsburgh, eighteen grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

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.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER        Thursday  October 14, 1948         by: Ron Hanley
DEATHS  - Francis E. Wood, 58, died this morning in the Veterans hospital.  He was born in East Bloomfield, November 25, 1889, and was a veteran of World War I. having served with the American Expeditionary forces overseas.
Survivors are a brother and two sisters, George Wood and Mrs. Emma Prosser, Victor, and Mrs. Bertha Wadorf, Canandaigua.
The body was taken to Cotton Funeral Home, Victor, pending completion of funeral arrangements. Interment will be in Victor.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL       Friday      January 21, 1949           by: Ron Hanley
Endmen Named In Kiwanis  - Minstrels
The group who will serve as endmen in the Kiwanis minstrels on February 7 and 8 have been chosen, according to Walter C. Benham, who is directing the program.
The endmen will be Edward M. Breen, Albert F. Hanley, Ralph M. Saxe, Seymour Block, Donald Colvin, C. Benson Tallman, Victor V. Aronson and Thomas E. Sheavly. Solos will be sung by Donald Wittenberg and Paul Ruhland.

THE VICTOR HERALD    Friday     February 4, 1949     Front  Page, col  4      by: Ron Hanley
 Garlock  Boys  Hurt  In  Cycle  Accident
 David and Alan Garlock, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Garlock of Church Street met with an accident last Sunday on their way to Sunday School. 
David was riding on the cross bar of his brother's bicycle when they hit a rough spot, causing David's heel to become caught in the wheel. David was most seriously hurt, having to be taken to Thompson Memorial hospital for x-rays, which showed no broken bones, although he received a bad cut on the forehead and other bruises. The bicycle was badly damaged.


The Victor Rod and Gun Club Fox hunt last Sunday provided fun for those hunters who turned out. Two foxes were bagged, one from the ground and one was killed from the air.
If we have snow next Sunday there will be two planes searching for the foxes. We will have the regular plane from the airport, and June Dillman is going to take her father's plane to assist in the hunt.
At the tournament between the Holfield Rod and Gun Club and the Victor Rod and Gun Club which was held in Victor January 20, Victor defeated the invading euchre contestants by five games.
The local club is planning their annual Father and Son banquet. It will be held at the school February 26. Donald Maltman is general
chairman, Don Tobey is chairman of the entertainment. This banquet looks to be the biggest and best yet.

THE VICTOR HERALD            Friday               February 11, 1949      Front Page    col 3       by:  Ron Hanley
 John  Chisholm,  104,  Dies   -    Was  the  Oldest  Resident  of  Victor  -    Born  In  Nova  Scotia,  Funeral  Monday
 John Chisholm, Victor's oldest resident, died Thursday morning, February 10, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Louis Crowley, in his 104th year.  He had been in poor health since last April, but of a keen mind and interest in radio and newspaper accounts. 
Born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, April 25, 1845, Mr. Chisholm became a miner and at an early age came to Victor to work at the Conover Plaster Mills. Born of Scotch parents, and attending a Scottish school he learned a dialect peculiar to Scotland.  It was not long along a road of ease and self indulgence that John Chisholm traveled to come happily to his 104th birthday. As a young boy he worked in the coal fields in Nova Scotia, cut grain with a sickle, the only tool then available, and performed other heavy farm tasks.
When 14 years old he was in the Army and was a soldier when the first attempt at Fenion invasion of Canada from this country was made and was put down at the border by the United States. He left Canada by a boat which touched at New York, but was not permitted to land there, so sailed to Liverpool and then back to this country, landing at Boston while the Civil War was in progress. One of his trips was made on the Henrietta, which won a sailing race across the Atlantic and was awarded $4,000. 
After leaving Boston, the Scotch lad was in Salem, Swampscott and Lynn, Mass. He found work in a slate quarry near Lynn, and also helped make a tunnel through a mountain. Going to Great Bend, Pa., he worked as a coal miner until strikes put an end to his work there. Learning through a newspaper advertisement that John Conover wanted men in his gypsum mines in Victor, Mr. Chisholm came to Victor.  A few years later, tiring of work underground and without air, he turned to farming. After a few years of working for farmers, he bought a farm, later sold it, and bought another. Until he was past 96, he lived in his own farm home, and enjoyed a three mile walk into Victor village.  With one exception, Mr. Chisholm has voted the Democratic ticket since he became a United States citizen. His first vote in a presidential election was cast in 1868 for Ulysses S. Grant, a great man. 
Mr. Chisholm was always a Catholic, and was married in the East Bloomfield church when 26 years old to Maria Gougarty of Victor, who died in 1929. Their son, Charles Chisholm, lives in Philadelphia. Their daughter, Esther, is Mrs. Lewis Crowley.
Mr. Chisholm made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Crowley and their son, Charles, his only grandchild, since he left his farm home. An older brother, Colin, who accompanied him to the States, lived in Canandaigua, and died there a few years ago. 
In 1908, Mr. Chisholm returned to Nova Scotia for a visit for the first time in 40 years, traveling by train. In 1934, he accompanied
his daughter and some friends on an automobile trip to his homeland, and endured the journey in a Ford automobile with less fatigue than was felt by the younger members of the party. Friends may call at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Lewis Crowley.
Interment at St. Patrick's cemetery.


THE VICTOR HERALD  Friday February 11, 1949  Front Page
 G.  W.  Bailey,  78,  Is  Dead
George W. Bailey, of East Victor, died at his home Thursday afternoon, February 10, at the age of 78, after a year's illness.
He was the son of Myron W. and Susan D. Bailey, born in 1871, in a log cabin on a mountain top in Ulysses, Pa. He worked in the woods at lumbering until a young man and then learned meat cutting and continued until 1913. At that time he took up contracting and construction work until 1926 when he established his own meat and grocery business, continuing until he retired four years ago.
In October 1897 he married Meda J. Parsons of Galeton, Pa., and they came to Victor in 1905.  He was a member of the Victor Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Meda J. and ten children: Charles P., Lewiston, Mildred E. Jones, Jersey Shore, Pa., Grace A. Wade, Canandaigua, Helen K. Hanlon, Victor, Susan L. Hodge, Gates, Anna Bolton, Greece, Margaret Scheim, Gates, Marion Valley, Victor, William M. and Paul W., Victor, and 20 grandchildren, two sisters, Alice Miller, Caudersport, Pa., Lucy G. Church, North Warren, Pa.
Services will be held Sunday at the Cotton Funeral Home, Victor. Interment will be in Boughton Hill cemetery.

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


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
Thompson Hospital ambulance said that Mr. and Mrs. Turner were battling the blaze about 4 p.m. when the accident happened.
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
Thompson Hospital ambulance, then assisted the firemen in extinguishing the blaze.
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,
Manchester , Saturday at 2:30 p.m. , the Rev. Mrs. John H. McCombe, pastor of Shortsville and Manchester Methodist churches, officiating. Interment will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.
Mr. Turner was born in
Manchester, June 15, 1875 , son of the late Augustus and Ellen Johnson Turner and for 30 years had been a farmer on the Nudd Road.  In 1903 he was married to Miss Mary Warren of Victor.
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. 

THE VICTOR HERALD   Friday     April 22, 1949    Front  Page,  col 6                by: Ron Hanley

Mrs. Leslie Loomis, Sr. Dies at 90

Mrs. Leslie George Loomis, died in her sleep, Wednesday morning, April 20, in her home on West Main Street. For more than a year she had been forced gradually to curtail her activities. 
Coming to Victor from Newark as a bride in 1884, she occupied the Little House flanked on either side by parsonages and the Methodist and Presbyterian churches, and from that time on she was a devoted worker and supporter of the First Presbyterian church.  She was a charter member of the Unity Club of Victor, a student and zealous worker in the adult education that provided.
At the time of Mr. Loomis' death in May, 1933, her daughter Mrs. Robert Dudley Coye, with Mr. Coye and their two children came to live with her in the hospitable old family home.  Two sons, Leslie Jr. and Harry Hunt, both of Victor, also survive her. 
Carrying out her request, Mrs. Loomis was buried in Boughton Hill cemetery in a very simple family ceremony at 7 Wednesday evening. In the absence of Rev. Lee S. Hill, Dr. David Rhys Williams of Rochester, read the service.

THE VICTOR HERALD  Friday  May 6, 1949           Front Page,  col  3        by: Ron Hanley
Mary S. Keating, 85, a life-long resident of Victor, died at 11, Tuesday morning, in the Thompson Memorial hospital, Canandaigua,
after a three weeks illness.  In a coma, she was taken to the hospital on Monday for treatment, but she failed to rally. She had endured poor health for about a year. 
She was born in November, 1863, in the town of Victor, the daughter of John Sullivan and Catherine Connaughton. After attending
Victor Rural schools, she later married Michael Keating in 1893, who passed away in 1935.  Being a life-long resident of this village and vicinity, Mrs. Keating had won the respect of many friends. She was a quiet homebody, thoughtful and kind to her neighbors, and considered very thrifty.  Mrs. Keating was an active member of St. Patrick's church, walking to the church each morning as long as her health permitted, which was about a year ago. 
She leaves one daughter, Margaret of Victor, two sons, Emmett of Rochester and Arthur of Victor, one brother, Daniel Sullivan of
Rochester, two sisters, Mrs. William Dolan and Mrs. John Heiunsler of Rochester, one granddaughter and one grandson.           Services were held at the home on Friday, today, at 9:30 a. m. Interment in St. Patrick's cemetery.

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.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Thursday  July 7, 1949     by: Ron Hanley
Embert E. Prosser, airman apprentice, USN, of Victor R2, is scheduled to go aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Valley Forge, with Attack Squadron 115, during July for a few weeks of carrier operations off the coast of Southern California. Squadron 115 is presently based at the Naval Air Station, San Diego, California.

Shortsville Enterprise                  Wednesday             July 13, 1949                       by: Dianne Thomas


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     Friday    September 2, 1949      Front Page, col 7         by: Ron Hanley
 In a double ring ceremony on Saturday, August 27, at 11:30, in St. Patrick's church, Victor, Miss Eleanor MERTZ, only daughter of George MERTZ, of Rushville, was married to Everett Thomas BARRY, son of John V. BARRY
Rev. Joseph E. ESSER, pastor of the church received the vows. 
The bride wore a gown of white french marquisette with portrait neckline, long sleeves, fitted bodice with a bertha trimmed with beads, and a cascade of lace ruffled down the front and around the long court train. Her finger tip veil of french illusion was fashioned to a beaded tiara and she carried a bouquet of white roses. 
Mrs. Raymond BENEHAN of Victor, sister of the groom, was matron of honor. Mrs. Earl GORTON of Clifton Springs acted as bridesmaid. They were dressed alike, and matron of honor and the maid of honor wearing mandarin gowns of yellow taffeta with matching gloves, and open crown hats, and each carried colonial bouquets of talisman roses with satin streamers. Mrs. GORTON wore a mandarin gown of blue taffeta, fashioned like the matron of honor and the maid of honor, and carried a colonial bouquet of yellow roses. 
Dorothy HENEHAN, niece of the groom, acted as flower girl, and wore a floor length gown of aqua dotted swiss over taffeta. Her head piece was of jasmine and she carried a basket of yellow roses. 
The ring bearer was Earl GORTON, Jr., who wore a navy blue suit and a white blouse. 
Walter BARRY, brother of the groom, was best man, and the ushers were Leonard and Bernard BARRY, also brothers of the groom, all of Victor. 
A reception was held at the Masonic Temple in Rushville from 2-4 o'clock, with about 80 guests in attendance. Miss Jeanette LORTSHER played several piano selections, and Richard ABBEY of Rochester sang three solos, "Because", My Hero", and "Through the Years", accompanied by Miss LORTSHER. 
The bride was dressed in a navy gabardine suit with matching accessories. Following the wedding trip through Pennsylvania, and to NY City, the couple will make their home in the apartment of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey WILBUR on Maple Avenue, Victor, after September 1. 
Prenuptials were a picnic shower by a group of the faculty of Victor Central School at Mendon Ponds, a blanket shower by the faculty of women and wives at the home of Vera BROWN, variety shower by Mrs. Donald HOLCOMB, Mrs. Thomas ZUMBO, and Mrs. Thomas DORAN at the home of Mrs. HOLCOMB, variety shower given by Mrs. Bernard BARRY and Mrs. Leo BARRY at the home of Mrs. Bernard BARRY, variety shower at a family picnic by Mrs. Leonard BARRY and Mrs. Walter BARRY at the home of Mrs. BARRY
The bride was a graduate from Middlesex Valley Central school in 1942 and from Mansfield State Teachers College in 1947. She has been a member of Victor Central School Faculty for the past two years, teaching foreign languages, and will continue this fall. 
Mr. BARRY attended Victor High school and was with the 38th Engineer Division of the U. S. Army for about 5 years, serving on Ascension Island, in Africa and in Europe. He is engaged in farming.

THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday     September 23, 1949      Front  Page            by: Ron Hanley       
Francis Barry Wins Holstein Honors 
Francis W. Barry, Victor, is one of 187 New York Holstein breeders recently admitted to membership in the Holstein Friesian
Association of America by unanimous vote of the board of directors.  The national Holstein association is the largest dairy cattle
recording organization in the world with a total membership of almost 40,000 breeders of registered Holstein cattle, and now has over 4,200,000 animals in its Herd book.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY        Friday       October 7,  1949          by:  Dianne Thomas  

Local Happenings:

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. 

  CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Saturday  October 8, 1949       by: Ron Hanley        
Embert E. Prosser, airman USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester A. Prosser, is serving with naval attack squadron No. 115 operating from the aircraft carrier USS Valley Forge, which is participating in a large scale amphibious exercise in the Pacific.

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.

 THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday      October 21, 1949     Pg  4, col  4               by: Ron Hanley    
Garlinghouse Name Fixed Firmly in Allen Hill Area   -  Homestead Farm Purchased In 1848
Garlinghouse is a long name and a strong name. Joseph Garlinghouse was the second sheriff of the county. The family first
settled in Naples, and is still well represented there. Allen's Hill, however, is the real home. 
Joseph Garlinghouse lived on what is today the George Deal farm in Allens Hill. Nelson Garlinghouse, his son, bought the adjoining farm in 1848 and today Leonard Garlinghouse, grandson of Nelson and Veteran of World War II, resides here. 
The pioneer settler in the county was John Garlinghouse, soldier of the Revolution, who migrated with his sizeable family from New Jersey into the unbroken country of this area in the spring of 1798. He was then a man of 40, and he and his wife, Jane Leonard Garlinhouse, brought all nine of their children into the Naples section. Incidentally the given name, Leonard, has come down through four generations from Jane Leonard Garlinghouse.
Joseph Garlinghouse was a sturdy figure. He fought in the War of 1812, was present at the burning of Buffalo, and then returned to the Ontario countryside which he had come to know well. He traded the uniform of a militia officer for a 25 acre farm on Allens Hill and sold his musket for a cow. This was the start of the Garlinghouse tradition in the Allens Hill area. Ultimately Joseph Garlinghouse expanded his holdings to 1,000 acres, and had one of the largest sheep farms in the county. 
Joseph Garlinghouse married Submit Sheldon, member of another old family in 1808 and they had eight children, Jane, Nelson, the real name was John Nelson but he never used the John, Leman, who resided for several years on Bristol Street in Canandaigua, Joseph, Louise, Mary, Ellen and Amelia. Amelia, the youngest daughter, died of typhoid fever at the age of 11 and is buried at Allens Hill. Mary was the last of the generation to survive, dying in Chicago at the age of 91. 


Joseph Garlinghouse was sheriff of the county for six years, was constable in his town for 27 years. In the 1850's he sold the home farm to Nelson Ogden and accepted a state senate clerkship. This he held until his sudden death in July, 1862, at the age of 77. His wife survived him by twelve years. Both Joseph and Submit Garlinghouse are buried in the Allens Hill cemetery
The Nelson Garlinghouse farm was in the hands of the Whitney family when it was procured in early 1848. The house it is said, was
built in about 1810. The upstairs rooms were used by the Allens Hill Masonic lodge, founded in 1809, which in its hey-day had 110 members. Once there was a large porch on the ground floor as well as a balcony on the second floor. This balcony allegedly marked the Masonic rooms. 
Nelson Garlinghouse twice married, first to Lorinda Short, related both to Theophilus Short, founder of Shortsville Village, and
Captain Pitts, pioneer of the town of Richmond, and second to Lucy Bothwell, who carried an old and proud Scottish name. There were two children by the first marriage and seven by the second. 
Of the children of Nelson and Lucy Bothwell Garlinghouse, three survive, Mrs. Mary Garlinghouse Ward of Livonia who was 94 this year and is in vigorous health, Mrs. Emma Garlinghouse Allen of Allens Hill, and Mrs. George Pitt Reed, Fannie Garlinghouse, of Honeoye. The others were Joseph, who died in his 80's on July 4, 1947, Nellie, who did not marry and who died about seven years ago, Addie Garlinghouse Briggs, who died many years ago. 
Nelson Garlinghouse passed in his 83rd year in April 1895, and Mrs. Lucy Bothwell Garlinghouse in Feb. 1905 in her 81st year.
Leonard Garlinghouse. son of Stoughton, works the home farm and is continuing the name in the Allen's Hill area. Another son of
Stoughton Garlinghouse, Nelson, also a World War II veteran with broad service in the Pacific theatre, is teaching school on Long Island.

Shortsville Enterprise                  Wednesday              October 26, 1949                       by: Dianne Thomas


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.

THE VICTOR HERALD      Friday     November 25, 1949     Pg 6, col  3         by: Ron Hanley    
 Miss Ann E. Reeves and T. G. Herendeen Are Wed
Bristol Center  -  Miss Ann E. Reeves, daughter of Colonel and Mrs. D. M. Reeves, of New York City, became the bride of Thomas G. Herendeen II in a pretty afternoon wedding on November 8 in Riverside Church in New York City. 
Mr. Herendeen is well known in the Bristol area. He lived with his grandmother, Mrs. Grace Corser of Bristol Valley for some time, and is a graduate of Canandaigua Academy. He is the grandson also of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Herendeen of Farmington. He served four years in the U. S. Navy during World War II being involved in the D-Day landing and also in the Pacific theater. 
Col. D. M. Reeves, Air Force, gave his daughter in marriage. Katherine Reeves, twin sister of the bride, was her maid of honor.
William Fruin was best man, Mary Lee Herendeen, sister of the groom sang, "Ich Leibdt Dich." 
The bride's gown was of teal blue shirred taffeta with a corsage of talisman roses. Her accessories were black with a large picture hat. Among those attending the wedding were, Grace Corser of Bristol Valley,  Florence Mayer, formerly of Canandaigua, and Jane Carol Corser, a student teacher at Hyde Park. 
A reception was held at the groom's home on Riverside Drive following the wedding ceremony. Following the honeymoon trip to Niagara Falls, Buffalo and Canandaigua, the couple will live in New York where they both are students in Hunter College. 
Mr. and Mrs. Levi Corser were hosts to a dinner party for the couple at their home Friday evening.

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