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1952 - 1959

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 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Wednesday  February 20, 1952      by: Ron Hanley
Victor Airman Reported Missing On Pacific Flight
 VICTOR  -   Mr. and Mrs. Chester A. Prosser have received notice from the defense department that their son, Lt. Embert Prosser, failed to return
from a routine flight over the Pacific search has been conducted for the occupants of his plane.   Lt. Prosser enlisted in the U.S. Navy Air Corps in 1947 and trained at Pensacola air base. Mr. and Mrs. Prosser saw him receive his wings last October.

 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER           Tues        May 13, 1952   by: Ron Hanley   
VICTOR -  Mrs. Mercie Locke
Mrs. Mercie Peer Locke of Victor died Monday, May 12, 1952. Survivors include four sons, Morton F. of Dobbs Ferry, Louis P. of Victor, Peer A. of Rome and James of Canandaigua; a brother, William Peer of Canandaigua, seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the home where services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Nelson L. Lobdell officiating. Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery.

THE VICTOR HERALD       Friday       June 12, 1952      Pg 1, col 2           by: Ron Hanley
Miss Elizabeth Keefe Bride of John Abraham
Miss Elizabeth Madalyn Keefe, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Keefe, became the bride of John Richard Abraham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Aeneas Lancer, Canandaigua, at St. Patrick's church in Victor, Saturday.
The bride wore a white satin gown with portrait neckline with bertha of chantilly lace, basque waist, full skirt over hoops with a
panel of lace ending in the sweeping train. Her bridal veil was imported illusion finger tip length worn with a beaded tierra. Her bridal bouquet was of fleur de la mour.
Her attendants were Miss Alice Brady of Washington, D. C., maid of honor who wore white embroidered organdy over yellow taffeta with matching head dress and she carried a nosegay of yellow penochios.  Mrs. Edward Neath of Victor, cousin of the bride, and Dorothy Keefe of Fairport, niece of the bride, were the bridesmaids and wore white embroidered organdy over aqua taffeta with matching head dress and nosegays of penochios.
William Abraham, U. E. Navy, brother of the groom, was best man. Harold and Robert Abraham of Canandaigua, brothers of the bridegroom, were ushers.  James Mead of Victor played the organ.
The wedding breakfast for the immediate families was held at the Canandaigua Hotel and the reception for over 375 was held at the
American Legion in Canandaigua.
 Pre nuptial events included a linen shower given by Mrs. Mark Frame and Mrs. Donald Butler, dinner shower by Mrs. Donald Simonds and Mrs. Lindsford Parker, personal shower by Mrs. Edward Meath, a variety shower by Mrs. Arthur Keefe and Mrs. Roy Keefe at Fairport, a dinner by the post office girls at Victor Insulators at the Holloway House, variety shower by Mrs. Walter Leary and Mrs. Walter Timms, a variety shower by Mrs. Harold Abraham, Canandaigua, and a supper party by Mrs. Colwin Carney of LeRoy.
 After a trip through the New England States the bride and groom will make their home in the R Thomas Erdman apartment on Maple Avenue.

THE VICTOR HERALD      Friday     July 3, 1952      Front Page, col 5      by: Ron Hanley
Miss Dannahe To Wed in August
Miss Helen F. Dannahe, superintendent of Thompson Hospital, will become the bride of Michael J. DeLea of Seneca Castle in early August.  Miss Dannahe has been at the head of the hospital staff since 1921. Mr. DeLea is a well known farmer in the eastern section of the county. Miss Dannahe said today that she expected to continue her hospital work after her marriage.

 THE VICTOR HERALD       Friday      July 31, 1952        Pg 7, col 4        by: Ron Hanley
Col. Olschewske To Participate in Chaplin Ceremony
Word has been received here that Lt. Col. John A. Olschewske, son of Dr. and Mrs. John Olschewske, now of St. Petersburg, Fla., and formerly of Canandaigua, and an Army Chaplain at Ft. Lee, Va., will participate in the 177th anniversary ceremonies of the U. S. Army chaplaincy this week-end.   Lt. Colonel Olschewske is an ordained Presbyterian minister and served with the 45th division during the war. Mrs. Olschewske is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Lewis of Geneva.

THE VICTOR HERALD     Friday      August 14, 1952       Pg 1, col  3         by: Ron Hanley
 Heart Attack Fatal to John V. Barry
John V. Barry of Boughton Hill road, life long resident of the town of Victor, 77, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, August 14 at his home.   He had been ailing for some time and was recently hospitalized for ten days but appeared to be improving. He was sitting at the front door yard when he was stricken with a heart attack.
Mr. Barry was born on Cherry street, the son of John and Johanna Wholly Barry, March 26, 1875. He married Moranda Alice Bennett of Victor, in 1899, who passed away in 1947. He was a retired farmer.  He was a life long member of St. Patrick's church, the Holy Name Society, and during his younger years was active in Victor Grange.
Survivors are five daughters and eight sons, all residing in Victor, Mrs. Agnes Leary, Mrs. Isabel Holcomb, Mrs. Genevieve Timms, Mrs. Bernice Hunt, Mrs. Elizabeth Henehan, Leo J., Leonard H., Walter J., Harold R., Gordon L., 17 grandchildren, two brothers, Michael J., and Richard Barry, both of Victor.
Services will be at 8:30 at the home and 9 at St. Patrick's church, Monday. Interment in St. Bridget's Cemetery, East Bloomfield.

THE VICTOR HERALD      Friday     August 28, 1952         Front Page,  col 3      by: Ron Hanley

Services For Emmett Turner Held Tuesday

Emmett W. Turner of Honeoye Falls Road, Victor, 71, died unexpectedly last Saturday, August 23, in the Highland Hospital, Rochester, where he had received treatment for two days. Due to failing health it was necessary for him to give up his work four years ago.
Mr. Turner was born November 23, 1880, on the homestead where he had resided all his life except for five years during which time he was in Rochester with his daughter, Mrs. Howard Ryan. He was the son of the late Miranda French and Henry Turner of Victor.
In 1901 he married Margaret O'Neil of Victor, who preceded him in death in 1935. Retiring from farming in 1942 he was employed at Eastman Kodak, Rochester for five years and since that time has made his home at the homestead with his son, Gordon, and family. He was a member of St. Patrick's church, Victor.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Howard Ryan of Coville Street, Victor, two sons, Gordon and Emmett, Jr., also of Victor, one brother, Harry Turner of Seneca Castle, nine grandchildren.   Services were held Tuesday morning at the home of his daughter, and from St. Patrick's church. Interment in St. Patrick's Cemetery.


Victor Herald, Victor, NY        August 28, 1952     Pg 8       by: Dianne Thomas   

September Bride (picture) - Miss Barbara DUGAN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin E. DUGAN, 130 Washington street, will become the bride of Clifford E. MURPHY Jr., 124 Hubbell street, in a ceremony at St. Mary's church, Saturday, Sept. 27th. 

THE VICTOR HERALD      Thursday       September 11, 1952      Pg 5, col 4        by: Ron Hanley

WEDDING -   Miss Shirley M. Broderick Weds Edward Erdle

A wedding of wide spread interest took place at 10 Saturday morning, September 6, 1952, in St. Patrick's church in Macedon, when Miss Shirley Marie Broderick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl E. Broderick of Farmington, became the bride of Edward J. Erdle of Canandaigua.
A prie dieu covered with gold cloth, before an altar beautifully decorated with tall gold vases of white gladioli, flanked on each side by seven branched candelabra with white candles, gave a touch of simple dignity to the impressive double ring ceremony, which was performed by the Rev. Bernard C. Hanna, pastor of the church, who also celebrated the nuptial Mass.
The bride was escorted to the altar by her father. She was most charming in a gorgeous gown of white slipper satin, princess style, with a fitted bodice, sheer yoke with portrait neckline, and long sleeves with calla points. A wide panel of rose point lace down the front of the waist and along the sides of the full skirt, extended to the length of the long cathedral train. Her double tiered finger tip veil of French illusion, fell from a tiara halo of tulle trimmed with seed pearls, and she carried a white prayer book adorned with a white orchid, and narrow satin streamers.
Miss Patricia Broderick, sister of the bride, was maid of honor, and Mrs. Ila Gerew was matron of honor. They wore American Beauty bouffant gowns of heavy slipper satin with matching jackets and mitts and carried round bouquets, tied with shaded pink ribbon. The bridesmaids were Miss Doreen Kelly cousin of the bride, Mrs. Dorothy Straight and Mrs. Genevieve Christian, sister of the bridegroom. They were dressed in French blue bouffant gowns of heavy slipper satin, fashioned like the dresses worn by the honor attendants and they all wore low satin halos to match their gowns. They carried bouquets of shaded pink miniature gladioli, tied with ribbon to match their dresses.
James Erdle of Canandaigua was best man for his brother, and the ushers were Leo Erdle and John Erdle, brothers of the bridegroom. Stanley Steele of Holcomb and William Christiansen of Rochester. The organ music was rendered by Miss Monica Crowley, cousin of the bride, and the church choir sang, Panis Angelicus, and two beautiful communion hymns, Jesus, Jesus, Come to me, and O Lord, I am not worthy.
The bride's mother was attired in a street length dress of raspberry crepe with matching accessories and wore a corsage of white miniature chrysanthemums. The bridegroom's mother wore a street length dress of plum crepe, with accessories to harmonize with her gown, and also wore a corsage of white miniature chrysanthemums.
An afternoon reception was held at the Potter Memorial in Fairport, where about 275 guests were graciously entertained. A large four tiered wedding cake, topped with a miniature bride and groom, centered the long serving table, which was beautifully adorned with the colorful bouquets of the attendants, and lighted white tapers in low crystal candlesticks. Those serving were Betty Schrader, Evelyn Beard, Patricia Clifford, and Monica Crowley.
The bride was graduated from Victor Central School and attended the Rochester Business Institute. She was employed as medical secretary in the Social Welfare department of the Genesee hospital. The bridegroom is a graduate of the Canandaigua Academy. He served with the United States Army in World War II, and one year in the Occupational forces in Japan. He is now in the employ of W. F. Excell of the Case Machinery company, Canandaigua.
Prenuptial events were a personal shower by the bride's aunts, Mrs. Ruby Crowley, Mrs. Flossie Kelly, and a cousin, Miss Doreen Kelly, a linen shower by Mrs. Ila Gerew, a crystal and linen shower and party by Miss Danby, and a grocery shower by Mrs. Dorothy Straight, Mrs. Ruth Power, and Mrs. Nancy Herendeen.  Upon their return from a wedding trip through the New England states, Mr. and Mrs. Erdle will be at home at 90 West Main Street, Shortsville.

 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Tuesday  October 12, 1954   by: Ron Hanley
Obituary -  Mrs. W. B. Osborne
VICTOR - Mrs. Laura MacDonald Osborne, 96, widow of William B. Osborne, died this morning October 12, 1954 at her home following a brief illness.
She was born in Geneva, October 20, 1857, the daughter of Angus and Virginia Dibbin MacDonald.   Mrs. Osborne was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of this village, and was active in a bridge club until the last two months. Her husband was a former Ontario County Sheriff.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. John Hill Knapp, Rochester, and Miss Elizabeth MacDonald Osborne, Victor, two sons, William Bushnell
Osborne, Portland, Oregon, and D. Henry Osborne, Lima, six grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Cotton Funeral Home, Maple Ave, Victor, Wednesday. Funeral services will be held from the funeral home Thursday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Amos N. Wilkie, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Thursday  February 24, 1955    by: Ron Hanley

Obituary -  Arthur W. Allen

VICTOR -  Arthur W. Allen, 47, died at his home on East Street, Victor, Wednesday, February 23, 1955, following a long illness.
Born in
Ontario , March 13, 1907 , most of his life was spent in the Victor area where he had been associated with the Victor Food Corp. and the Manchester Canning Co. More recently he was employed at Consolidated Vacuum Company, Rochester .
Mr. Allen was a member of the
Victor Methodist Church and the Victor Rod and Gun Club.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jean Webster Allen, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Allen, in
Florida , two sisters, Mrs. M. Sherman Cotton, Victor, and Mrs. Ruth Sale, Hartford , Conn. , and one brother, Walter Allen, of Shortsville.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Cotton Funeral Home Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. Cecil Wilson, pastor of the Victor Methosist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Boughton
Hill Cemetery .

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER Monday  July 25, 1955   by: Ron Hanley
OBITUARY  -  Howard Gourlay
VICTOR -  Howard Gourlay, 56, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 23, 1955. He was a member of the Loyal Order Moose.
Survivors include his wife, Alta Rohlin Gourlay, one daughter, Jeanette, of Victor, two sons, Gordon, Rochester, and Donald, Victor, three sisters, Mrs. Leslie Gifford, and Mrs. Dale Lester, Canandaigua, and Mrs. Elbert Garlock, Victor.
Friends may call at the Cotton Funeral Home, Victor, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. Cecil C. Wilson officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua.

  CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Wednesday  October 5, 1955      by: Ron Hanley   
 Obituary -  Mrs. Mercy North

VICTOR -  Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Cotton Funeral Home for Mrs. Mercy North, 652 Boughton Hill Road, Victor, who died Saturday, October 1, 1955. The Rev. Amos Wilkie, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiated. Interment was in Boughton Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. North is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth, two sons, Harry and John, and two grandchildren, all of Victor, and a sister, Mrs. Albert
Stearns, of Rochester.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY      Wednesday,   February 1, 1956    Pg 5     by: Dianne Thomas 

+  Daughter is Born - Mr. and Mrs. John Raymond SCHMIDT of Farmington, formerly of Victor, have a daughter, Donna Pansy, born Saturday, Jan. 28 at Thompson hospital.  The baby weighted seven pounds and eight ounces.  

Rocco TASSONE Rites Are Held - Rocco J. TASSONE of Modock Rd., Victor, died last Thursday, Jan 26, at his late home following a period of four years illness, suffering from a heart condition.  He had been hospitalized several times.  He was in his 70th years.  Born February 10, 1886, at Reggio Calaria, Italy, the son of the late Catherine TRIMAVANE and Joseph TASSONE, he came to this country when he was 20 years old in 1906.  Since that time he has resided in this vicinity.  In 1915 he married a widow, Mrs. Frances MAMOONE, of Victor.  He was a farmer and had been employed at Victor Insulators, Inc for about 20 years.  He was a member of St. Patrick's church, Victor.

He leaves his wife, Frances; four daughters, Mrs. Frank DOMINICE of Rochester, Mrs. James WATSON of Fishers, Mrs. Angelo COLETTI of Rochester; Mrs. Foster BIEILE of Victor; eight sons, Joe MAMOONE of Honeoye Falls; Charles MAMOONE of Rochester, Frank MAMOONE of Pasadena, CA; Peter MAMOONE of Buffalo, Bruno TASSONE, M. James TASSONE, Anthony TASSONE, all of Rochester and Donald TASSONE of Victor; 28 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Monday morning at St. Patrick's church at 10 am.  Interment in St. Patrick's cemetery.  


Local Happenings:

Mr. and Mrs. William SCHRADER of High street were Sunday dinner guests of their daughter, Mrs. Glenn BISHOP of Rochester, the occasion being Mrs. SCHRADER'S birthday.  

Benjamin CARPENTER of Plaster Mill road was pleasantly surprised Sunday afternoon, when 31 relatives arrived to help celebrate his 82nd birthday, bringing all sorts of good things to eat.  He also received greetings from his grand daughter, Mrs. Robert GILLIS of Oxford, Ohio, and his grandson, Bennie, From Jacksonville, FL. 

Mrs. Fred SALE of East Main street underwent surgery Monday afternoon at the General hospital, Rochester, and her condition is reported satisfactory.

Arvin ROSE of Valentown road is reported ill and is confined to his home. 

Mrs. Dwight WOOD and Mrs. George WOOD spent Saturday afternoon at the home of Mrs. William SCHRADER, bringing gifts and good wishes for her birthday.  

Mrs. Ewin MAC INNES of White Plains, and Charles MILLER of Leroy, called on Mrs. Arthur COLLINS of West Main street last Thursday afternoon. 

Mrs. Inez BEAL was taken to Thompson hospital last Saturday afternoon and is suffering from a heart condition. 

Mrs. Stanley GILLIS of Gillis road, will entertain the 500 club Friday evening at dessert and cards.

+  Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Georgia UNDERHILL of Lenoir, NC, who was a sister of the late Mrs. Bertha SEARLE of Coville street, and aunt to Donald SEARLE.  

Mrs. Edson CANNING, formerly of Victor, returned to their home in Williamsville, Sunday after being a surgical patient for ten days at Millard Fillmore hospital, in Buffalo. 

Mr. and Mrs. William SCHRADER of High street spent Monday with their son, Frederick, in Rochester. 

Mrs. Mattie DWYER of Sonyea is at the home of her brother, Thomas HUNT of High street, who is still ill. 

Mr. and Mrs. George WOOD of Church street returned from California and are with her niece and family,  Mr. and Mrs. Loren SEARLE of Wolcott.  Mr. SEARLE is still hospitalized.  

Victor Herald, Victor, NY      Wednesday,   January 18, 1956   Front Pg.     by: Dianne Thomas 

+  RECENTLY MARRIED - (pic of bride) -   Mrs. Ben Eugene CARPENTER was the former Miss Kathryn Jane WALKER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Clay WALKER of Norman, Oklahoma.  She and Mr. CARPENTER were married in Norman on Tuesday evening, Dec. 27.  They are now residing in Jacksonville, Fla., where Mr. CARPENTER is stationed in Navy service. 

+ Engagement of Miss LOVEJOY Announced - Announcement is made of the engagement of Miss Jean Ethelind LOVEJOY, daughter of Mrs. Charles LOVEJOY of Victor, and the late Charles LOVEJOY, to John L. SACKETT Jr., the son of Mr. and Mrs. John SACKETT (cut off)

+  Rites Held for Miss MALTMAN - A funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon at the Kennedy Funeral Home, for Miss Lucy V. MALTMAN, 88, former Canandaigua Town clerk and a well known resident of the area.  Rev. Dr. Ellroy D. VAN DYKE, pastor of the Canandaigua Methodist church, officiated and burial was made in Woodlawn cemetery. [Canandaigua]  

She lived all her life in the MALTMAN family homestead on the North Bloomfield road, Canandaigua, RD 3.  She was born there on May 8 ,1867, the daughter of John and Lucy Case MALTMAN.  The home has bee in the MALTMAN family ownership for three generations and Miss MALTMAN resided here with her sister, Miss Katherine M. MALTMAN, who is 91.

Miss MALTMAN became town clerk in 1936 and served until 1949 when she retired.  She succeeded her brother, the late Thomas H. MALTMAN, who had been town clerk from 1913 to 1936.  During his final illness, she acted as deputy town clerk for about ten months.  

Survivors include two sisters, Miss Katherine M. MALTMAN and Mrs. Christopher M. FRAIZE and a brother, Dr. James F. MALTMAN, all of Canandaigua; two nieces, Mrs. William LUNNY and Miss Katherine MALTMAN of Staten Island. 

Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Wednesday    January 25, 1956                         by:  Dianne Thomas 

Frank GUINAN Rites Are Held - Frank P. GUINAN, lifelong resident and farmer, died suddenly in Thompson hospital, Canandaigua, Tuesday morning, January 24.  Born in Victor, June 22, 1887, he was the son of the late James and Mary Hinch GUINAN.  On April 7, 1915, he was married to Maria RYAN, a resident of New Michigan road, Victor, where he spent most of his life and where he was taken ill.  He was a life member of St. Patrick's church and the Holy Name Society.

Survivors are his wife, Maria, three daughters, Helen M. of Rochester; Mrs. Roy KEEFE and Mrs. Donald LAUDER of Victor; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Leo of Victor, Eugene of Geneva and Matthew of Buffalo; three sisters, Mrs. Emmett KEEFE of Rochester; Mrs. Howard LYNAUGH of Canandaigua and Mrs. Owen KEENAN of Victor.  Funeral services will be held 8:30 Friday morning at his home and 9 am at St. Patrick's church.  


Looking Back in Victor  - 40 Years Ago:  (Jan 1918)

Dr. W. M. COTTON has been confined to his bed for the past week with an attack of grippe.  He is now slowly improving.  

Miss Ruth C. EWER entertained her Sunday school class of young girls Saturday afternoon with a trip to the opera house in Canandaigua made complete with homemade bags of popcorn which each girl was given as they boarded the 12:03 R. & E. car.

+  The residence of Ira LATHAN and family, owned by A. E. SALE, was badly damaged by fire early Monday morning.  Mr. LATHAN had no insurance on his household goods which was unfortunate and only $500 on the house which was not nearly enough.  Mr. and Mrs. LATHAN will live temporarily with Mrs. LATHAN'S parents, Mr. and Mrs. George WILBUR.  

Bert LOCKWOOD of West Main street, has given up his work in Michigan and will remain for a few weeks with his family.  He then plans to go into the West again and seek employment. 


Looking Back in Victor - 30 years ago:  (Jan 1928)

+  A representative gathering of farmers at a public meeting held Monday evening, endorsed the proposal to purchase a snow removing outfit for the use on the highways of the town.  Representatives of the Linn, Holt and Best tractors were present.  Sentiment favored the Linn outfit which has proved successful in West Bloomfield and Malone.  (rest is cut off)

Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Wednesday      February 29, 1956                         by: Dianne Thomas 

+  Engagement Announced - (picture) Mr. and Mrs. George T. DOBBIN, 96 Chapin street, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Ann Marie DOBBINS, to Barry MEATH, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. Howard MEATH, 32 Perry Place.  Miss DOBBINS, a graduate of Canandaigua Academy with the 1952 class and of St. Mary's school of nursing in Rochester, is a member of the nursing staff at the Canandaigua Medical Group.  Mr. MEATH was graduated from the Academy in 1949, served four years in the US Air Force, and is now associated with Commercial Enterprises in Newark. 

+  To Be Summer Bride - (picture) Mr. and Mrs. Frederick B. WALTERS of Rush, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Gretchen Mari, to Gordon Herbert DAVIS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert DAVIS of Ionia.  The couple will be married on June 30.  Miss WALTERS attended Alfred University.  Mr. DAVIS is now an undergraduate at Alfred, majoring in electrical technology. 

+  Rites Are Held for Mrs. Leora B. LOBDELL, 81 - A funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon at the Victor Presbyterian church for Mrs. Leora Britton LOBDELL, wife of Rev. Nelson L. LOBDELL, and an old and well known Victor resident.  Rev. Dr. Donald B. F. HOYT, pastor of the First Universalist church of Rochester, officiated, assisted by Rev. Amos WILKIE, pastor of the Presbyterian church.  Interment was made at Boughton Hill cemetery. 

Mrs. LOBDELL died Sunday, at her home in Webster Ave., Victor, after a long period of ill health.  She suffered a stroke in October 1953 and she has been confined to her bed much of the time since then.  She was 81.

Born July 19, 1874, in Fairport, she was the daughter of the late Addie E. and Alva Otis BRITTON.  she lived for a while in Kendall and Greece and following the death of her mother, she resided about two years with her grandparents.

In 1894, she was graduated from the Fairport High school and in 1899 she was a member of the graduation class of Brockport Normal; following which she taught in Clifton Springs Union school in the grades for three years.  Then she attended Syracuse University for one year, specializing in History and Literature.  Returning to teaching, she taught history in Lockport tow years before her marriage.

On July 18, 1907, she was married in Brockport to Rev. Nelson L. LOBDELL and they went to Schidzuoka, "City of Quiet Hills", in Japan, where he served as a missionary from the Mission Board of Universailst Churches of America for twelve years.  Leaving Japan in the Fall of 1920 on account of her health, they came to Victor and have made their home here since that time.

Mrs. LOBDELL was active in the Unity Club of Victor several years ago, a member of the First Universalist church of Rochester and attended the Presbyterian Church of Victor since the closing of the Universalist church here.  She will be remembered by her friends as a thoughtful, kindly person with a sense of beauty in things seldom noticed by others.  She was an ideal mother and homemaker.  

Mrs. LOBDELL is survived by her husband and by a daughter, Miss Marian E. LOBDELL, of Lanham, Md; two half sisters, Mrs. Elva MASON of Spencerport and Mrs. Marian SLATER, Rochester;  half brother, William BE ___L of Rochester.  A son, Nelson Lewis, was fatally injured in the late fall of 1929 in an automobile-train accident at Canton.  He was a student at St. Lawrence University at that time.  

Victor Herald, Victor, NY   Wednesday  March 7, 1956                         by:  Dianne Thomas 

MAHONEYS Get $1,500 in Court - The $150,000 legal action brought by John E. MAHONEY and his mother, Mrs. Helena D. MAHONEY, both of Victor, ended at $1,500. A jury in Supreme Court in Canandaigua awarded Mr. MAHONEY $1,000 and his mother, $500.  The defendant was James R. RYAN, also of Victor.  An action brought by the MAHONEYS against Mrs. Josephine FERGUSON, Canandaigua RD, was dismissed by the jury.  

Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Wednesday  March 14, 1956                         by:  Dianne Thomas 

.....  Services were held Saturday at 2 pm at the Cotton Funeral Home, Victor, for DeForest K. BROWNELL of Victor, who died March 8 at the Bath hospital.  He had been in the hospital about two weeks following several weeks stay at the Blake Health Home in Avoca.  He had not been well during the past five years.  He was in his 68th year. 

Born March 30, 1888, he was the son of the late Kingsley and Sarah BROWNELL, who resided at the BROWNELL homestead on Turk road, now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. James ROTHWELL.  He had lived in this community all his life, a part of which he resided in Fishers.  Mr. BROWNELL was a telegraph operator for the New York Central for 26 years, owned and operated a saw mill at Fishers for several years, and late years before his illness, he worked for George POWER, distributor of bottled Gas.  Mr. BROWNELL was twice married. 

He leaves his wife, Elizabeth, three sons, James SNIVELY of Rochester, John SNIVELY of Los Angeles and Kingsley BROWNELL of Victor.  Rev. C. F. WILSON officiated at the funeral service.  Interment in the family lot at Pittsford cemetery. {Monroe Co.,NY}


Miss JERICHO To Be Spring Bride - Mr. and Mrs. James S. LEWIS of Mac Namara road, Shortsville, RD, have announced the engagement of their niece, Miss Alice JERICHO, to Leonard TONES, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver TONES, of Holcomb.  A Spring wedding is being planned. 

Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Wednesday    April  11, 1956                         by:  Dianne Thomas 

Victor Personals:

Mr. and Mrs. Cameron ESTES and children, Lynn, Cameron and Stephen, formerly of Rochester, have recently purchased and moved to the former D. E. HOFFMEISTER home, located on Quaker road, Scottsville.  The home is of colonial brick and was built in 1841 and has fifteen rooms.

+  Son Is Born - Mr. and Mrs. Ward BUMPUS of Kline road, are the parents of a son, James, born Saturday, March 31, at the Genesee hospital in Rochester.  

+  Have Daughter - Farmington - Mr. and Mrs. Edward WEIGERT of Farmington announce the birth of a daughter, born to them at Thompson Memorial Hospital in Canandaigua, Monday, March 26.

Lt. j.g. and Mrs. Raymond PHILLIPS and children, Gregory and Karen, who have been visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond PHILLIPS and Mr. and Mrs. Lester ERNST, have left and are now at Piney Point, Maryland. 

Mrs. Andrew THIEL of Church street is reported as making good recovery from major surgery which she recently underwent at Thompson Memorial hospital.  she returned to her home Tuesday morning of this week. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph TOOMEY and daughter, Patricia, of Rochester, Mr. and Mrs. George LORTSCHER and son David, of Pittsford, called on their father, Joseph LORTSCHER Sr., on Easter Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph HAWKINS, David and Elsie entertained the following at dinner Wednesday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn GRAHAM and son, Robert, Mr. and Mrs. John GRAHAM and little son, Richard, all of Rochester, also Mr. and Mrs. Gordon PHILLIPS, Victor.  

Victor J. TISCHER has been appointed village clerk and treasurer for the coming year.

Marsh CALKINS, a faithful and efficient village treasurer for the past 29 years, has relinquished his office as of April 2, 1956.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph LORTSCHER Jr., had as their guest on Easter Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. James TOOMEY and daughters of Rochester, Mr. and Mrs. John M. SAXBY and Mrs. Addie TOOMEY of Victor.  

Mr. and Mrs. Donald SEARLE and Mr. and Mrs. Robert GILLIS attended the wedding of Miss Joan HANON and Vincent IZZO in Geneva, at St. Stephen's church last Saturday.  They also attended the breakfast and reception at Club 86.

+  On Wednesday of last week, the euchre club enjoyed luncheon and cards at the home of Mrs. George HUNTER.  

Billy BISHOP of Rochester spent Easter vacation with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William SCHRADER of High street.

Jimmy WEBSTER Jr., Petite BOWERMAN and Rusty VAN NORMAN motored to Camp Jackson at Columbia, South Carolina, over Easter weekend to visit Rudy RUPPERSBERGER, who is stationed there for basic training in the reserves.  

Mrs. Robert VALORE and children, Marshal ands Susan, of Pultneyville, were guests from last Thursday to Saturday, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred SALE of East Main Street.  Miss Camille SALE returned to Pultneyville with them to visit for a week.

Mrs. C. F. WILSON is making good progress toward recovery, having returned to her home on East Main street on Monday of this week.  She underwent surgery last Thursday at the Highland hospital, Rochester.  

Mr. and Mrs. Lester ERNST and Carolyn, of Ceville? street, attend the wedding of her nephew, Dr. Richard H. B__TS and Miss Shirley HURLBURT at Scotia, near Albany, last Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Eldred SALE and children, Pam and Sally, were dinner guests on Saturday evening at the home of her friends in Chili.  

Mary Ellen, Peggy Lee and Karen Jeanne TOOMEY of Rochester, spent three days of last week visiting at the home of their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph LORTSCHER, Jr. of East Main St.  Miss Barbara LORTSCHER of Rochester, spent Wednesday and Thursday with her parents.

Mrs. Donald SEARLES will entertain at a brush party Thursday evening of this week.

+  Last Saturday evening, Mrs. Edward LOVEJOY, entertained at a surprise birthday supper in honor of Mrs. Charles LOVEJOY.  Guests present were members of her bridge club, including Miss Mildred HUNT, Miss Maretta WILCOX, Mrs. Manly BOWERMAN, Mrs. Bertha ALDRIDGE, Mrs. Byron BRAZEY, Mrs. Irving STEARNS, Mrs. Marsh CALKINS, Mrs. Harry OLNEY, Mrs. Ellis BOUGHTON, Mrs. Edna WOOLSEY of Fairport and Mrs. Ernest BOUGHTON.  They presented Mrs. LOVEJOY with a beautiful brass table lamp.  

Miss Marjorie BUTZER of Rochester was a weekend guest of Mrs. William COTTON of Victor-Egypt road.  Janet spent the  Easter vacation with her mother  and had returned to Geneseo.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Wednesday    May 2, 1956                         by:  Dianne Thomas 

+  Carl BENNETTS Are Wed 40 Years -  Mr. and Mrs. Carl. BENNETT, Sr., of Church street, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary last Sunday at an open house at their home.  Friends and relatives extended congratulations and good wishes to the couple on this occasion.  Guests came from Corfu, Clifton Springs, Holcomb, Canandaigua and Victor, among whom were their two sons, Carl JR. and Louis and their families, both of Victor.  Mr. BENNETT is a native of Victor, retired a few years ago from the plumbing and heating business.  Mr. and Mrs. BENNETT have lived always in Victor. 

+   (picture) Miss LOVEJOY Is Spring Bride - In the South Perinton Methodist church before the alter decorated with forsythia and spring flowers, Miss Jean Ethelind LOVEJOY, daughter of Mrs. Charles E. LOVEJOY, Valentown road, Victor, and the late Mr. LOVEJOY, became the bride of Jon Lemuel SACKETT Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. SACKETT of Palmer road, Churchville.  Rev. Frederick SAVAGE, pastor of the church, performed the double ring ceremony.  Mrs. Manley BOWERMAN was organist. 

Given in marriage by her brother, Edward E. LOVEJOY the bride wore a floor length gown of white imported Swill organdy over taffeta made with a buttoned bodice and Peter Pan collar.  Her finger tip veil of silk illusion was held by a cap of matching organdy and marquerites.  She carried a bouquet of white marguerites and cymbidium orchids.

Miss Adaline R. LOVEJOY, maid of honor for her sister, wore violet organdy in waltz length.  Similar gowns in lavender were worn by the bridesmaids, Miss Dixie Lee LOVEJOY, niece of the bride, and Mrs. Albert J. BEARD, JR., cousin of the bridegroom.  All carried yellow marguerites.  Mr. BEARD was best man and the ushers were Ruel GRUENDIKE and Ralph SPAULDING.  

The reception for 200 guests was held at the bride's home immediately following the ceremony.  Prenuptial affairs included a surprise shower given by Mrs. John RICHARDSON, Mrs. Charles HARTZ and Mrs.. Marvin HOGAN; a variety shower given by Mrs. Ambrose BARRY, a linen shower given by Mrs. Ralph SPAULDING; dinner by Mrs. Albert BEARD; a luncheon given by Mrs. Otto UHL; a luncheon given by former associates of the bride of Ontario County welfare and probation departments at the Canandaigua hotel.  

The bride is a graduate of Cornell University and the bridegroom was graduated from Kansas State college.  He served with the US Army and is now engaged in farming.  The couple will reside in Churchville.  

Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Wednesday    June 27, 1956                          by:  Dianne Thomas 

Victor Local Happenings:

Mr. and Mrs. Russell ADAMS will leave Saturday for Black Lake, where they plan to spend one month.  

Richard BALENO, who has made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Lewis CONNAN of East Main street, was among the graduates Monday evening at Victor Central school, has not missed one day of school during the past 6 1/2 years. 

Mrs. William SCHRADER and Howard, attended the commencement exercises of the Irondequoit High school on Monday evening.  Mrs. SCHRADER'S granddaughter, Dorothy, was among the graduates.

Mr. and Mrs. James TOLBERT and three children of Church St. were supper guests Saturday evening of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond SHUTT and family, of Batavia. 

Mr. and Mrs. Russell ADAMS and Mr. and Mrs. Donald SIMOND entertained Sunday evening following the baccalaureate service in honor of Miss Betty MATTHEWS, about 40 relatives and friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Donald SIMONDS of High street.

Billy and Bruce BISHOP of Rochester, are spending this week with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William SCHRADER of High street.

Miss Ruth DICKENS arrived home Saturday, June 23, from M.S.U. for a week's vacation.  She will go to Brighton, Mich., late this week where she will be employed as recreation specialist at the Island Lake Group Camp in conjunction with the South Eastern Michigan 4-H Camping association.

Mr. and Mrs. Milton SWARTZENBERG of Victor, - Pittsford road, entertained at open house sixty relatives and friends, in honor of their daughter, Judy, who is a member of the graduating class.  Following baccalaureate in the evening, they entertained 35 of the seniors.  Mr. and Mrs. Joseph FRANCELLO and Mrs. Ruth Cole HAGERTY joined them.

Eugene TIMMERMAN of East Main street is making a good recovery at Strong Memorial hospital in Rochester, following a recent operation.

Frank COTTON of West Main St., who recently underwent an operation at Strong Memorial hospital in Rochester, is making good progress toward recovery.

Mrs. Viola V. JOHNSON has returned to Victor after a two weeks visit with her son, Lyman JOHNSON and family at Battle Creek, Mich.  She attended graduation exercises of Battle Creek High school, one of her grandsons being a member of the class. 

Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Wednesday    July 18, 1956                         by:  Dianne Thomas 

Wayne BENNETT, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert BENNETT, is doing well at the naval training base at Bainbridge, MD.  Here is his address: Wayne BENNETT, Co. 246, Batt. 21, Bainbridge, MD.

Miss VAN DER MALLIE To Become Bride - Mr. and Mrs. John VAN DER MALLIE Sr., of Macedon, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nancy Lea, to Gilbert W. ALDRIDGE, Jr., of Victor.  Mr. ALDRIDGE is the son of Mrs. Gilbert W. ALDRIDGE Sr., and the late Mr. ALDRIDGE. Miss VAN DER MALLIE is a 1956 graduate of Palmyra-Macedon Central school and Mr. ALDRIDGE was graduated from Victor Central school in 1953.  No date has been set for the wedding. 

Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Wednesday    January 16, 1957                         by:  Dianne Thomas 

Rites for Mrs. NORTH, Thursday -  Mrs. Beatrice W. NORTH, North road, Victor, died at her home last Friday, January 11, following a year of failing health.  She was 49.  Born Sept 17, 1907, in Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Mrs. Mary WOLFE and the late Alexander WOLFE.  she attended Bucknell university in Pennsylvania and was a graduate of the School of Commerce in Rochester, following which she was employed in the office at Neisner's in Rochester.  In 1932 she married Byron E. NORTH of Victor and had resided here since that time.  She was a member of the victor Presbyterian church and the Women's Association.  

Survivors are her husband, Byron; one daughter, Carol NORTH; her mother, Mrs. Mary WOLFE of Jersey Shore, PA.; two sisters, Mrs. H. F. WELLINGTON of New York City, and Mrs. H. F. BAUER of Jersey Shore, PA, and one brother, John WOLFE of Corning.  A funeral service was held at 2 Monday afternoon at the Cotton funeral home in Maple avenue in Victor, with the Rev. Amos WILKIE officiating.  Interment in Boughton Hill cemetery. 

 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER              Thursday      March 13, 1958       by: Ron Hanley


Couple Observes 40th Anniversary


VICTOR -  Mr. and Mrs. Roger Bumpus and Mrs. Bertha Bastian of Pannel Road, Perinton, entertained Sunday in honor of the 40th wedding anniversary of the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank BumpusFifty persons attended the celebration including Mrs. Bumpus' mother, Mrs. Harriet A. Webster, of Victor who is 87 years of age.

A color scheme of pink and blue was used and bouquets of flowers decorated the serving table which was centered with a wedding cake. The honored couple received many gifts.

Mr. and Mrs. Bumpus were married March 6, 1918 at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. H. C. Woods, of Victor. The Rev. A. W. Allatt, pastor of the Victor Methodist Church, officiated.

The bride's sister, Mrs. Alan Donovan, of Rocky River, Ohio, and Wilson Bumpus, brother of the bridegroom, of Macedon, were the couple's only attendants.

The couple's other sons and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Rogers and Mr. and Mrs. Ward Bumpus assisted at the affair. George Arnold, another son, who resides in Florida, was unable to attend.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY    Wednesday    December 24, 1958                         by:  Dianne Thomas 

Rites Held For Matthew GUINAN -  Funeral services were held Saturday for Matthew GUINAN, 58, former Victor resident who passed away in Buffalo.  Mr. GUINAN was born and brought up in Victor, but left here about 30 years ago, to live at 11 Concord Drive in Buffalo for about 30 years until he retired about a year ago.  

He is survived by his wife, Irene Murphy GUINAN, two brothers, Leo of Victor, and Eugene of Geneva; three sisters, Mrs. Howard M. LYNAUGH of Canandaigua, Mrs. Gertrude KEEFE of Rochester and his twin, Mrs. Owen KEENAN of Rochester.  Last rites were held from St. Paul's Church in Buffalo and interment was in St. Patrick's cemetery in Victor.  



CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Monday  April 6, 1959      by: Ron Hanley   
 Obituary        I. B. Estes
VICTOR  -  A Masonic service for I. B. Estes, who died Saturday April 4, 1959, was held this afternoon at the Cotton Funeral Home. Interment was in Farmington Friends Cemetery.
Mr. Estes, 76, was a 54 year member of the lodge and had served as lodge master. He also was village mayor for 10 years and was instrumental in forming the village fire department.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth E. Estes, two daughters, Mrs. Edward Lovejoy, Victor, and Mrs. Fred Stamm, Glennview, Ill., and a son,
Cameron Estes, Scottsville, a brother, Stuart Estes, of Victor, nine grandchildren.



CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER             Monday  July 20, 1959    by: Ron Hanley   


Obituary  - Mrs. H. W. Webster

VICTOR  -  Mrs. Harriet Woods Webster, 83, died in
Thompson Hospital , Canandaigua, Sunday July 19, 1959 .
Mrs. Webster was the oldest daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Henry C. Woods, former pastor of the
Victor Methodist Church . She was born November 19, 1870 , in Bath .
Mrs. Webster was married to Milo Freeman Webster, of Victor, in September 1890, and spent all of her married life here. Mr. Webster died in 1917.
In 1921, Mrs. Webster was one of the founders of Victor Parent Teacher's Assoc., and served as the group's first president from October 1921 to 1923. She had been active in numerous civic and church groups for many years.
Two years ago Mrs. Webster broke a hip and for the past eight months had been in a nursing home near Holcomb.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Irving Cook, of South Byron, and Miss Louise Woods, of Indianapolis, Indiana, and a brother, Dr. William Seaver Woods, of Old Lyme, Ct.
Mrs. Webster had a family of twelve children, all of whom are living. They are, Mrs. Ruth Bumpus, Mrs. Jean Allen, Mrs. Josephine Deck, and John and James Webster, all of Victor, Mrs. Mary Hopkins, of New York, Otis Webster, of Churchville, Robert Webster, of Hamburg, Mrs. Louise Fralin, Roanoake, Va., Mrs. Julia Donovan, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Laura Fisher and Henry Webster, of Rochester. She also leaves 27 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren.
A service will be held in the
Victor Methodist Church at 2 p.m.   Wednesday with interment in Boughton Hill Cemetery here.
The Rev. John Macklin of the Victor Presbyterian Church and the Rev. Percy F. Asher of the Victor
Methodist Church will officiate.



CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER     Monday    August 31, 1959          by: Ron Hanley   
Archie Cuykendall  -  VICTOR 
Archie Cuykendall, 59, of School Street, Victor, died in Thompson Hospital, Canandaigua, today following a long illness.
He had been a foreman at the Victor Insulator Company for many years, retiring four years ago because of ill health. He served as police justice of the village, and Justice of the Peace for the town of Victor.  He was a member of the Victor Fire Department, and the Victor Masonic Lodge which he served as a master.
He is survived by his wife, the former Alta VanDenbergh, whom he married in 1916, two brothers, Earl of Rochester and Howard of Fairport, two sisters, Mrs. Walter Gertrude Gielow and Mrs. John Mildred Finnerly of Rochester, several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Cotton Funeral Home where a Masonic Funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m.



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