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The Naples Record                                   Wednesday             January 27, 1960       by:  Dianne Thomas 

Mrs. Kate B. Aldrich, 88, of East Bloomfield, died Thursday, January 14, 1960. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Lester Ayers, of East Bloomfield, and Mrs. Hobart C. Graves, of Naples; one son, Gerald C. Aldrich, of Dayton, Ohio; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services were held January 20 at 4 p. m. in Victor, Rev. Percy F. Asher officiating. Burial in the Boughton Hill cemetery.

Fairport Herald Mail, Fairport, NY              Wednesday,                January 18, 1961                   by:  Dianne Thomas 

A. N. Ketchum, Pioneer, Dies -  Arthur N. Ketchum, brother of Mrs. Helen K. Bachmann of Fishers Road, Pittsford, passed away December 22, 1960 at Canandaigua Hospital after a short illness.

He was the son of the late George W. and Louise R. Ketchum of Victor, .New York, and the last surviving member of one of the original families who settled on Boughton Hill.

He attended Victor High School and the old Mechanics Institute of Rochester where he specialized in Surveying and Mapping. Most of his life was devoted to farming and he was a life member of the Victor Grange.

Mr. Ketchum was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church of Victor, and later of the First Independent Congregational Church of Bushnell's Basin.

Surviving besides his sister, are several nieces and cousins. Services were held Saturday afternoon, December 24. 1960 at the Cotton Funeral Home, Victor, the Rev. John Macklin, officiating. Burial in the family plot, Boughton Hill Cemetery.

The Naples Record                              Wednesday                         January 27, 1960           by:  Dianne Thomas 

Mrs. Kate B. Aldrich, 88, of East Bloomfield, died Thursday, January 14, 1960.  She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Lester Ayers, of East Bloomfield, and Mrs. Hobart C. Graves, of Naples; one son, Gerald C. Aldrich, of Dayton, Ohio; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.   Services were held January 20 at 4 p. m. in Victor, Rev. Percy F. Asher officiating. Burial in the Boughton Hill cemetery.

The Knickerbocker News,   Albany, NY                   Wednesday                  February 3, 1960           by:  Dianne Thomas 

Mrs. Tuthill Brown, 75, of 6 Harris street, died yesterday in a nursing home in Greensville.  She had been ill since last July. The former Edna Savercool, she was a retired teacher.  She had lived in Albany, several years.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Craig Baker of Albany and two grandchildren.  

Mrs. Brown was a member of the First Congregational Church in Albany.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7:30 pm, tomorrow in the Zwack & Sons Mortuary, 184 Central Ave.  The Rev. William Hampton, pastor of the First Congregational church, will officiate.  

Burial will be Saturday, in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor, Ontario County. 

The Geneva Times                    Saturday                            July 23, 1960                by:  Dianne Thomas 

Harry E. Turner -  Phelps - Services were conducted Thursday in Victor for Harry E. Turner, Victor native who had farmed on Melvin Hill Rd., in Phelps several years.  Burial was in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.

Mr. Turner  had lived in Canandaigua the last six years.  

His only survivors, are a niece, Mrs. Howard Ryan and two nephews, Gordon and Emmett Turner, all of Victor. 

Avon NY Herald                                Thursday                  September 22, 1960                 by:  Dianne Thomas 

Leon C. Patterson of 491 Rugby Ave., Rochester,  died Sept. 10. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning with burial in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor. 

He is survived by his wife, Marion Patterson; one son,  L. Warren Patterson. 

He was a member of Genesee Falls Lodge, No. 507, F&AM, Rochester Consistory and Damascus Temple.  Mrs. Patterson is the former Marion Buck, of Dutch Hollow Rd., Avon.

Shortsville - Manchester Enterprise             Friday                   January 20, 1961                  by:  Dianne Thomas   

Mrs. Anna Carey of Shortsville died Monday, Jan. 16, in Canandaigua, after a long illness. She was 57, having been born July 12. 1903, the daughter of Avery and Florence Bounds Brown, in the town of Hopewell. She lived in this area all her life.

She was the widow of James Carey who died in 1954. She is survived by three sons, James R. Carey, stationed at a USAF Base in Greenland, Allan R. Carey, of Canandaigua and Donald G. Carey, of Manchester ; two brothers, Harry Brown of Rochester and Arthur Brown, of Victor; two sisters, Mrs. Harry McDonald of Cortland and Mrs. Ralph Dusett of Bloomall, Pa; ten grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  

The funeral will be Thursday afternoon at the Schaefer and Halstead Funeral Home in Shortsville, with the Rev. Richard H. Haynes, of the Presbyterian church, officiating.  Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor, at the convenience of the family.

 

Schenectady Gazette                     Thursday                          January 26, 1961                        by:  Dianne Thomas 

F. M. Smith, 78, Dies at Home of His Sister 

AMSTERDAM -  Frederick M. Smith, 78, died yesterday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Gertrude Gagnon of RD 3, Schenectady, with whom he had lived for the past two years.

He was born at Bath,  Dec. 4, 1882, and was the son of the late William A. and Ella Richards Smith. He had been a, resident of Victor where he had been a farmer most of his life.

Besides his sister, he is survived by several nieces and nephews.

The body was taken to the Boice funeral home, 124 Guy Park avenue, this city, and later will be taken to Victor, where the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cotton funeral home.  Burial will be in the Boughton Hill cemetery at Victor.

 

 

Amsterdam Evening Recorder                    Thursday                          January 26, 1961      by:  Dianne Thomas 

SMITH - January 25. 1961, Frederick M. Smith,  Rice Road, R.D. 3, Schenectady. N.Y.  Funeral at the Cotton Funeral Home, Victor, NY, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Interment in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor, N.Y.   Arrangements by the Boice Funeral Home, 124, Guy Park Ave.    VT2 - 1222    

Evening Recorder, Amsterdam, NY            Friday                   January 27, 1961                  by:  Dianne Thomas 

SMITH  - January 25, 1961,  Frederick M. Smith, Rice Road, R.D. 3, Schenectady, N.Y.   Funeral at the Cotton funeral home, Victor, NY,  Saturday afternoon at 2o'clock.  Interment in Boughton Hill Cemetery. Victor. N.Y. Arrangements by the Boice funeral home, 124 Guy Park Ave.

Mt. Morris NY Enterprises              abt Feb 9, 1961                    by:  Dianne Thomas 

WALDORF - Lucille H. Waldorf, 67, of 40 Wilcox Lane, Canandaigua died Feb. 7, at Thompson Hospital after a brief illness.  Survivors are her husband, James; a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Doris) Roberts of Mt. Morris; a son, James Jr. of Canandaigua, 5 grandchildren, 8 great- grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

A private funeral was held with burial in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor. Memorials may be made to the Canandaigua Emergency Squad.

Niagara Falls, NY Gazette                                  June  23, 1961                                by:  Dianne Thomas

Ex-Farmer Dies at 96 -  A 96-year-old retired farmer, L. Dewey Frost, died today (June 23, 1961) in Ransomville General Hospital.

A native of Victor, Mr. Frost came to this city seven years ago to live with his stepdaughter, Mrs. Carl E. Funke, at 619 Chestnut Ave.  He was a member of Canandaigua Lodge No. 294, F&AM, and Canandaigua Lodge No. 236, IOOF.

Survivors, in addition to Mrs. Funke, include his son, Leon J. Frost, of Lewiston, four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Gridley Funeral Home with Rev. Charles C. Berryhill officiating.  Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.

Niagara Falls, NY Gazette                                  abt  June  25, 1961                                by:  Dianne Thomas 

FROST - L. Dewey, at Ransomville General Hospital, June 23, 1961, of 619 Chestnut Ave., father of Leon J. Frost, Lewiston, N.Y., step-father of Mrs. Carl E. Funke City, grandfather of Robert D. Frost., Detroit, Michigan; Mrs. Harold (Virginia) Buckley, Mrs. Craig (Maxine) Powell, Lewiston, N,Y., Mrs. Herbert (Jane) Nelles, Wichita, Kans.   Also survived by 10 great grandchildren. Funeral from the Gridley Funeral Home, Inc., 750 Main St., Sunday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Charles C. Berryhill officiating. Interment at Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor, N. Y.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Thursday  January 4, 1962        by: Ron Hanley   
 
 J. Curtis Bowyer, Pharmacist, Dies

VICTOR ---   J. Curtis Bowyer, 58, proprietor of a Victor Pharmacy for 17 years, died unexpectedly at his home, 211 East Main

St., Victor, Wednesday.
A native of Corning, he was born November 23, 1903, the son of the late Charles H. and May Young Bowyer. The family later moved to Geneva, where Mr. Bowyer attended high school. He was graduated in 1925 from the University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy.
He was employed at Geneva Drug Stores before purchasing the E. E. Cobb Drug Store in Victor, in 1933, which he continued to operate until 1950. He had since worked at drug stores in Rochester and Webster until four years ago when he retired due to ill health.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Gouldrick Bowyer, whom he married in 1932, and a cousin, Mrs. Eugene M. Bates of Webster.   Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Victor.

 

 
 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Tuesday  September 11, 1962     by: Ron Hanley   
 
HOLCOMB - William P. Farrel, 84, of Maple Ave., died Monday after several months of failing health.  A native of Victor, he had been a resident of the Town East Bloomfield for 52 years. For many years he had been employed as a house painter and interior decorator. He also served as town constable.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Mahoney Farrell, a sister, Mrs. Eugene Wilkinson, of Victor, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Wednesday and Thursday at Wheeler Funeral Home where a prayer service will be held Friday at 9 a.m., followed by Mass at St. Bridget's Church at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be in St. Bridget's Cemetery. 

 

 

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Thursday  September 20, 1962     by: Ron Hanley   

Obituary -  John W. Webster

VICTOR - John W. Webster, of
106 School Street , Victor, died Wednesday.
He is survived by his wife, Florence, two daughters, Mrs. James R. Shelton, of Boise, Idaho, and Mrs. Edson Pritchard, Canandaigua, a son, Richard Tuttle, of Victor, three grandchildren, seven sisters, Mrs. Frank Bumpus, Mrs. Josephine Deck and Mrs. Jean Allen, all of Victor, Mrs. Mary Haskins, New York City, Mrs. Laura Fisher, Rochester, Mrs. Alan Donovan, Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. James Fralin, Roanoke, Va., four brothers, James, of Victor, Otis, of Churchville, Henry, of Rochester, and Robert, of Schenectady, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Cotton Funeral Home 25 Maple Ave, where a private funeral service will be held Saturday at
11 a.m, the Rev. Percy F. Asher, officiating.  Interment will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery.

 

 

Shortsville - Manchester Enterprise                Friday     February 1, 1963                     by:  Dianne Thomas 

 

Rites Thursday for Two Local Residents - 

Lena Quigley Wager, a 50-year resident at 36 Coy Street, died Monday night at the Cowles Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Nathan L. Wager, who died in 1952, and the daughter of  the late Charles A. and Delia Curran Quigley.  Born in Victor on May 8, 1881, she is survived by three sons: Clarence L., Fishers; Douglas N., Rochester; Francis C, Canandaigua; 9 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. Two sisters - Mrs. Fred Partridge, Rochester, and Mrs. Cecil Clements of Harrisville and two brothers, Leon Quigley and Charles Quigley, both of Rochester, also survive.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Kennedy Funeral Chapel, Rev. Ross Whetstone officiating. Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.

 

 

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Tuesday  December 10, 1963       by: Ron Hanley   

Obituary -  Homer W. Cotton 
VICTOR - Homer W. Cotton, 70, of
Plaster Mill Road , Victor, died today.
Mr. Cotton was a member of the Milnor Lodge F and AM, the Victor Fire Department and the Rod and Gun Club. He attended the
Methodist Church.  Prior to his retirement ten years ago, he had been employed as a carpenter and by the Alling Brothers Canning Company in Manchester.
He is survived by his wife, Norma, three daughters, Mrs. Henry Czadzeck, Mrs. Harlow Tuck and Mrs. Donald L. Smith, all of Victor, three sons, Sherman and Homer, of Victor, and Richard of Ithaca, 16 grandchildren and five great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Cotton Funeral Home, 26 Maple Ave., Victor, where a Masonic service will be held Wednesday at 8 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Edwin Holley, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in
Boughton Hill Cemetery
.

 

 

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Thursday  February 13, 1964      by: Ron Hanley   

Obituary        Mrs. M. L. Turner
HOLCOMB -  Mrs. Mary Louise Turner, 85, of Victor Holcomb Road, died Wednesday, February 12, 1964, in Thompson Hospital, Canandaigua.  Surviving are one son, Anson Turner, Holcomb, a sister, Mrs. Beulah Smith, Bristol
Center, a brother, Vernon Warren, of East Victor, four grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.
Friends may call Friday at the Wheeler Funeral Home, where services will be held Saturday at
2 p.m. , with the Rev. Alton Davis, pastor of the East Bloomfield Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor, at the convenience of the family.

   

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER     Monday      March 16, 1964             by: Ron Hanley   

 

Obituaries: 

VICTOR  -  John Conover, 75, of 283 Plaster Mill Road, Victor, died Saturday.  A member of a pioneer farming family in this area, he was born November 25, 1889, the son of Theodore and Clara Mink Conover. The family home was one of three family farms on the Plaster Mill Road which date back to the middle 1800's.

In December, 1910, Mr. Conover married the former Lucy Mink of Shortsville, who survives. Other survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Carlton Clara Stone, of Victor, Mrs. Ralph Olive Washburn, of Geneva, and Mrs. Clarence Doris Domm, of Canandaigua, two sons, Harold F., of Victor and Gordon of East Bloomfield, 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren, and a sister, Miss Irma Conover, of Victor.
Friends may call at the Cotton Funeral Home where funeral service will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Edwin C. Holley, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial in Boughton Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
 

CANANDAIGUA - Joseph L. Sturdevant, 69, of 67 East Street, Canandaigua, died Sunday, March 15, 1964.  A native of Pennsylvania, he was born June 30, 1894, the son of Jessie H. and Mary Griffin Sturdevant.

For many years he had been employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad as a car inspector. He was a veteran of World War I, a charter member of the Turner Schrader Post American Legion  of Shortsville, and a member of St. Mary's Church.
 He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hazel Kimble Sturdevant, a son Weldon J. Sturdevant, of Canandaigua, a daughter, Mrs. Edgar Tears, of Portsmouth, R.I., four grandchildren, a brother, Patrick Sturdevant, of Seneca Falls, two sisters, Mrs. Harold Connolly of Seneca Falls and Mrs. Henry Schweinfort, of Canandaigua, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the McElwee Funeral Home where the Rosary will be recited Tuesday at 8 p.m. A prayer service Wednesday  at 8:30 a.m. will be followed by a requiem Mass at 9 a.m. at St. Mary's Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

 

 

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Wednesday  March 25, 1964       by: Ron Hanley   

VICTOR - 
Roy  J. Booth, of 15 Coville Street, Victor, died Tuesday.  He is survived by a niece, Miss J. Elizabeth Williams, of Rochester.
Friends may call at the Cotton Funeral Home, 26 Maple Ave., Victor, where a funeral service will be held Friday at
4 p.m. , the Rev. John Macklin, officiating. Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery.

 

 

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Friday  March 27, 1964        by: Ron Hanley   

Obituary   Roscoe C. Hill

VICTOR - Word has been received here of the unexpected death on March 1, of Roscoe C. Hill, in Encino, Calif.   He was born March 18, 1897, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Willis Hill, of Victor Rd. 
Survivors are his wife, Helen, three daughters, Mrs. Jerry Herron, Mrs. Luis Rivera and Mrs. Allen Pendelton, and four grandchildren, all
of California, a sister, Mrs. Russell F. Simons, and three nephews of Victor.  Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park, at VanNuys, Calif.

 

 

Niagara Falls Gazette                Saturday               May 16, 1964             by:  Dianne Thomas 

Mrs. DeLong - Gazette Lockport Bureau 

LOCKPORT -  Mrs. Elizabeth De Long, 63, of 153 Lake Ave., died unexpectedly Friday (May 15, 1964). Born Aug. 9, 1900, in Mayfield, Pa., she had lived in Niagara Falls for several years before moving here.  She had been employed as a cleaning woman at the Odd Fellows Home here since 1958. She was, the widow of William De Long.

Surviving are two sons, William McCabe, in New Jersey, and George McCabe, in Florida; a sister, Mrs. Helen Wright, in Vermont, and several grandchildren.

Friends may, call Sunday at the Odd Fellows Home. A service will be conducted there at 10 a.m. Monday, by Rev. Herbert L Siegner, pastor of St. Peters United Church of Christ, Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor, N.Y. Arrangements are  (cut off)

 

 

Shortsville NY Enterprise                                        July 16, 1964                          by:  Dianne Thomas 

Mrs. L. Collins -  A funeral service for Mrs. Lillian Collins, 88, was conducted at the Victor Methodist Church Monday afternoon. The Rev. Edwin C. Holley, pastor, officiated.  Burial was in Boughton Hill cemetery

Mrs. Collins died at Buisch's Boarding Home in Canandaigua, Saturday morning, July 11, after an extended illness.

She was born March 22, 1876, in Fishers, next to the youngest of 16 children of Charles Wesley and Martha Baldwin Hunt. She had been a lifelong resident of this area. She was the widow of Arthur E. Collins, a rural mail carrier for 32 years. He died in January, 1954. 

Mrs. Collins was one of the oldest members of the Victor Methodist Church, was a member of its Gardner Class and WSCS, and of the WCTU. She was affiliated with the Rural Letter Carriers Association.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Luther R. Moyer of Canandaigua; . one son, Clifford A., of Mendon; one sister, Mrs. Martha Dwyer of Mt Morrison two grandchildren; several, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

 

 

The Shortsville - Manchester Enterprise                       August 27, 1964                                 by:  Dianne Thomas  

Rev. N. Lobdell -  A funeral service for the Rev. Nelson Lobdell, 88, who died in the Canandaigua Health Home, Tuesday, August 18, was in the First United Presbyterian Church, Victor, Thursday afternoon. The Rev. Carl Westman, pastor of the Unitarian - Universalist Church, Rochester, and the Rev. Richard H. Bowen, pastor of the First Congregational Church, Canandaigua, officiating. Burial in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.

The Rev. Mr. Lobdell had served as missionary in Japan from 1905-1921 and from 1921- 1926 was pastor of the Universalist Church in Canandaigua.

Born January 31, 1876, in Victor, he was the son of Burton R. and Amelia Ketchum Lobdell. The first church in the village was erected on Lobdell property.  Rev. Mr. Lobdell's grandfather, Jacob Lobdell, is said to have been the first white person ever to spend a winter in the area.

After graduating with Victor High School's first class in 1894, Mr. Lobdell taught in district schools in Victor and then attended St. Lawrence University, graduating in 1900.  For the next three years he was principal and teacher in the Clifton Springs High School. In 1905 he earned a master of divinity degree at Tufts Theological School and left that year to begin his missionary duties in Japan.

Returning in 1907, he married the former Leora Britton of Fairport, who returned with him to Shidzuoka, Japan. A son, Nelson Jr., and a daughter, Marion, were born in Japan. 

His wife's ill health forced the family to return here in 1921. At that time he assumed the pastorate of the Canandaigua Universalist church, a position he held until the church was closed five years later.

Although he continued his membership in the Universalist Church, he became active in the Victor Presbyterian Church and served as elder, trustee and Sunday School teacher. He also served as supply preacher in all of the Victor Protestant churches.

From 1929-1933. he was postmaster of the village. He was active in community affairs and was instrumental in forming Victor's first library. He was a former member of the Victor Masonic Lodge, which he served as secretary and of the Lions Club. 

His wife died in 1956 and his only son was killed in an auto accident in 1929.  His only survivor, is a daughter, Marian Lobdell, of Lapham, Maryland. 

 

 

Phelps County Editor, Phelps, NY                 Friday           February 5, 1965                    by:  Dianne Thomas  

Cora L. Boughton, 14 Church Street, Victor, N. Y., died February 1, 1965. She leaves her husband, Ernest; one son, Floyd of Shortsville; one sister, Mrs. Edna Woolsey, Fairport; one grandson, Alan, of Boston, Mass.

Services were held yesterday at the Cotton Funeral Home, 26 Maple Avenue, Victor. Rev. John Macklin officiated. Interment was in Boughton Hill Cemetery. 

 

 

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER       Friday         April 23, 1965          by: Ron Hanley   
 
Obituary  -  Mrs. Thomas Lynaugh
Mrs. Virginia Lynaugh, 53, of 46 Lynaugh Road, died unexpectedly Thursday at Thompson Hospital, Canandaigua.
Mrs. Lynaugh was born in Canandaigua February 2, 1912, the daughter of John and Mary Blakesley Cone. She was a graduate of Canandaigua Academy and St. Joseph's Hospital School of nursing in Elmira. She had been a member of the nursing staff at Thompson Hospital where for a time she served as night supervisor.
Survivors are her husband, Thomas Lynaugh, and two daughters, Mary Alice and Ann, at home.
Friends may call at the funeral home of Victor J. Tischer, East Main Street, Victor. A prayer service Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home will be followed by Mass in St. Patrick's Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

 

 

Phelps County Editor, Phelps, NY                    Friday                    July 2, 1965                     by:  Dianne Thomas 

George Hollingsworth of 352 Victor-Mendon Road, Victor, died Sunday. Survivors are his wife, Pearl; a daughter, Mrs. Carleton Caulkins, Seneca Falls; a son, Robert Mann of Victor.; seven grandchildren; and, three sisters, Miss Lucy Hollingsworth and Mrs. Elmer Camp, of' Victor and Mrs. Henry Baker of Niagara Falls.

A private funeral service took place Wednesday, from the Cotton Funeral Home, 26 Maple Avenue, Victor., The Rev. John Macklin officiated. Burial  was in Boughton Hill Cemetery.

 

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER       Tuesday        February 22, 1966     by: Ron Hanley  

 Obituary -  John F. Carpenter

VICTOR - John Franklin Carpenter, 67, a resident of Victor for 27 years, died Monday at his home, 277 East Main Street.
A native of Wheatland, Mr. Carpenter was born February 28, 1908, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Carpenter. He was employed as a paper maker at Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester for the past 25 years. He was a member of the Foreman's and Pioneer Clubs of the company.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Eleanor Gouldrick Carpenter, two daughters, Mrs. William Tenney and Mrs. Donald Fishell, of Honeoye
Falls, his mother, of Victor, and seven grandchildren.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family. [buried at St. Patrick cemetery]

 

 

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER          Monday        October 24, 1966               by: Ron Hanley       
 VICTOR -  Frank D. Bumpus, 15 Bortle Road, Victor, Died Saturday. Survivors are his wife, Ruth Webster Bumpus, four sons, Ward and George, of Victor, Clifford of Henrietta and Roger of Macedon, 17 grandchildren, and one brother, William Bumpus of Macedon.
Friends may call at the Cotton Funeral Home, 26 Maple Ave., where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. Frank Christensen will officiate.  Burial will be in South Perinton Cemetery.

 

 

The Geneva Times                          Saturday                        November 5, 1966             by:  Dianne Thomas 

   

Francis McNutt - GENEVA - Funeral services for Francis McNutt of 82 Elm St. were today at 8:30 a.m. from the McGuigan Funeral Home and at 9 a. m. from St. Francis De Sates Church.

Msgr. Edward K. Ball, pastor of St Francis De Sales Church, was celebrant of a requiem high funeral Mass in the sanctuary, with the Rev. Michael Hogan and Father Biondi of Aquinas.

Burial was in Boughton Hill Cemetery in Victor. Father Biondi officiated at the grave.

 

 

Harry N. Trotter - GENEVA - Funeral services for Harry N. Trotter, U.S.N, (Retired), were at 2 p.m. today from the DeVaney and Co. Funeral Home, with Msgr. Edward K. Ball officiating. 

Burial will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in Arlington, Va. with full military honors. 

 

 

Phelps Country Editor                          Friday                  December 2, 1966                      by:  Dianne Thomas

Elmer Camp died oh Saturday, November 10, at his home on Church Street after a lingering illness.  He had spent most of his life in Victor.   Surviving are his wife, Alice H. Camp, and two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Hermans of Dansville and Mrs. Earl Vedder. of Mesa, Arizona.

Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon from the Cotton Funeral Home on Maple Avenue, Victor. The Rev. Edwin C. HoKey officiated.    Burial was in Boughton Hill Cemetery.

 

 

Mrs. Ada Belle Shoots, 368 Dryer Rd., Victor, died Monday.  Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Fredda) Stowell of Rochester, Mrs. F. Lorena Roberts of Winter Park, Fla., and Mrs. Robert (Phllena) Harrigan of Victor; four sons, Paul of Victor, Whitney of Fairport, Jay W. of Rochester and James of Laurel, Md.; 24 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted from the Root and Keenan Funeral Home; 41 South Main Street, Fairport." The Rev. James Dick officiated. Burial, was in Cuba Cemetery.

 

 

 

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER      Thursday                January 26, 1967                  by: Ron Hanley  
Obituary -  VICTOR  -    Edward J. Keefe, 85, a barber here for more than 50 years, died Wednesday. His home was at 125 Church Street. Mr. Keefe was born in Farmington, September 20, 1881, the son of Dennis and Mary Jane Duffin Keefe. He was a 50 year member of the Victor Fire Department. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church and its Holy Name Society. He was the first president of the Victor Senior Citizens.
Survivors are his wife, Kathryn Brady Keefe, a daughter, Mrs. Edward Weber, of Silver Spring, Md. and four grandchildren. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

 

 

The Fairport Herald Mail                      Apr 24, 1968                           by:  Dianne Thomas 

Henry R. Wilkinson, a longtime resident of Fairport, died unexpectedly  in F. F. Thompson |Hospital, Canandaigua, on April 14,|1968. Mr. Wilkinson lived at the Grove Home in Canandaigua.  He is survived by a son, Donald, of Fairport, one brother, Eugene, and one sister, Mrs. Alice Warren, both of Victor, also several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Franklin  Crowder of the Raymond Memorial Baptist Church at the Emery-Curtis Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 17.   Interment in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor, New York.

 

 

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER       Monday      August 5, 1968              by: Ron Hanley   
                                                
VICTOR -  Mrs. Lucy Conover
Funeral service for Mrs. Lucy M. Conover, formerly of Victor, was held this afternoon at the Cotton Funeral Home. The Rev. Edwin Holley officiated. Burial was in Boughton Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Conover died Friday.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Doris Domm, Canandaigua, Mrs. Olive Washburn, Geneva, and Mrs. Clara Stone, Victor, two sons, Harold and Gordon, Victor, 11 grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Fred Ellis, Chapin, and Mrs. Howard Burlee, Canandaigua.

     

 

CANANDAIGUA  DAILY  MESSENGER  Wed         November 27, 1968     by: Ron Hanley

Obituaries -  Mrs. Morton Locke

Mrs. Fannie Ladd Locke, 81, of 3572 Middle Cheshire Road, died yesterday at F. F. Thompson Hospital following a short illness.
Survivors include her husband Morton, two daughters, Mrs. Lavern Norton of Clinton and Miss Inez Locke of Canandaigua, three
grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Private funeral services will be held Friday at the Cotton Funeral Home in Victor. There will be no prior calling hours. Burial will be in
Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor with the Rev. Edwin C. Holley of the Victor Methodist Church officiating.

 

 

 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER    Friday     February 7, 1969       by: Ron Hanley
  Obituary    Mrs. William Ryan
VICTOR  -  Mrs. Elizabeth Doyle Ryan, 88, of Rice Road, died Thursday following a long illness. She was the widow of William Ryan.
Mrs. Ryan was a member of St. Patrick's Church.
Survivors are two nephews, Wallace and Howard O'Neil, both of Victor, and two nieces, Mrs. Gertrude Weaver and Mrs. Madeline Milham, both of Rochester.
Friends may call today from the Victor J. Tischer Funeral Home where prayer service will be held Saturday at 9:30 A.M. requiem Mass
will follow St. Patrick's Church at 10 o'clock. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

 

 

Geneva NY Daily Times         Tuesday             March 25, 1969                      by:  Dianne Thomas    

James Locke dies at 70 -  CANANDAIGUA -  Funeral services for James L. Locke, 70, 59 Catherine St., who died yesterday in Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester where he was admitted Sunday night, will be at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.  There will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the building fund of Thompson Memorial Hospital.

Locke was the son of Fred and Mercie Peer Locke.  Fred  Locke was the inventor of the high voltage insulator and founder of the former Locke Insulator Co. in Victor.  In 1925, Locke joined the State Police and served for one year.  Beginning in 1933, in his service with the Ontario County Sheriff's Department at Canandaigua, Locke served under three sheriffs. 

He had been a special deputy and chief deputy sheriff. He organized the finger printing system for the county under Sheriff Walter E. Elling.  Locke served with the department for 24 years. Later, for seven and one half years, he served as chief guard at the Canandaigua VA Hospital.

Locke attended seminars for law enforcement officers at Hobart College and the FBI schools. He was a member of the Finger Lakes Law Enforcement Association, and was a member of the National Rifle Association. He was a charter member of the BPOE, and a member of the Milnor Lodge, F&AM of Victor.

Surviving are his widow, Sybil Griffith Locke, R.N.; two daughters, Mrs. Melvin Kimble and Mrs. William Emerson, and one brother, Morton F. Locke, all of Canandaigua; six grandchildren.  

 

 

Victor Herald, Victor, NY       Friday        June 6, 1969                 by:  Dianne Thomas 

Edith B. GUINAN - Injuries suffered in a crash on Maple Avenue on Monday afternoon, resulted in the death of Mrs. Edith Bender GUINAN, 72, of 118 Maple Avenue.  Mrs. GUINAN was the wife of J. Leo GUINAN, 75, and the mother of Victor Postmaster and former Supervisor, Edward M. GUINAN

J. Leo GUINAN was driving the car when the accident occurred.  He suffered multiple cuts about the face and hands, was taken to F. F. Thompson hospital and since has been released.  Mrs. GUINAN suffered fractures of the skull, face and arm.  She died in Thompson hospital at 5:30 pm, Monday.  The accident took place about 1:45 pm.  According to State Troopers, who investigated, the GUINAN car was turning onto Maple Avenue when it collided with a parked van truck.  It then continued on into a utility pole.  The truck is owned by Lord and Criss, Inc. of Victor.  The GUINANS had lived on a farm on Boughton Hill Road, moving into a newly built home on Maple Avenue last Fall.  Mrs. GUINAN was a member of St. Patrick's Church and the Altar Rosary Society.

Besides her husband and son, Edward, Mrs. GUINAN is also survived by two other sons, James of Silver Springs and Robert of Lancaster, Ohio; two daughters, Marie and Margaret, both of Rochester, and 13 grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements made through the Victor J. Tischer Funeral Home of Victor.  Services were in St. Patrick's church on Thursday morning, followed by burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, friends have been asked to contribute to Mass offerings or the building fund of St. Patrick's Church.  

 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER      Monday    June 24, 1969     by: Ron Hanley
 
 James Locke, Ex Sheriff's Deputy, Dies -    
James L. Locke, 70, who resigned in 1948 as Ontario County Deputy Sheriff after 24 years of service on the staff, died today in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, where he was admitted Sunday night. The family home is at 59 Catherine Street, Canandaigua.
A native of Victor, Mr. Locke was born June 18, 1898, the son of the late Fred M. and Mercie Peer Locke. His father was the inventor of the high frequency porcelain insulator and founded the business known as Locke Insulator in Victor.
Mr. Locke was a graduate of Victor High School and attended Rochester Institute of Technology before joining the U.S. Marine Corps. He saw service in Cuba and Haiti during World War I. Later after serving for a year in the New York State Police, he was appointed special deputy sheriff under Sheriff Harry Taft.
Later he served as Chief Deputy Sheriff under Sheriff Kerskie and special deputy sheriff under sheriff Walter Elling. Later he was chief guard at the Canandaigua Veterans Hospital for over seven years.
He attended seminars in criminology at Hobart College, Geneva, and the FBI school.
He was a member of the National Rifle Association, a charter member of the Elk's Lodge, Milner Lodge F AM, of Victor, and the Finger Lakes Law Enforcement Association.
Survivors are his widow, Sybil Griffith Locke, two daughters, Mrs. Melvin Sybil Anne Kimble and Mrs. William Eileen Emerson, both of Canandaigua, six grandchildren, and a brother, Morton F. Locke of Canandaigua RD 5.
The Rev. Harold D. Avery, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, will officiate at the funeral service to be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY       Friday        July 25, 1969                 by:  Dianne Thomas 

Mrs. Maria Ryan GUINAN, 90, a native of Victor, died July 17, 1969, at the home of her daughter in Rochester.  Mrs. GUINAN was the widow of Francis GUINAN, who died in 1956.  Mrs. GUINAN lived most of her life in Victor.  After her husband's death, she went to live with her daughter, Helen GUINAN of Rochester. 

She is survived by three daughters, Helen, Mrs. Roy (Lillian) KEEFE and Mrs. Donald (Mary) LAUDER of Victor; a sister, Mrs. Lillian ALARIE of La Miranda, CA; eight grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.  Funeral services took place Saturday morning, July 19, with a requiem mass in Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 10 am.  Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Victor. 

The Geneva Times                  Saturday                      September 20, 1969              by:  Dianne Thomas 

William L Elliott - RUSHVILLE -  Funeral services for William L. Elliott, 52, of Middlesex, brother of Mrs. Hollister Alsworth of Rushville, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the John C Johnson Funeral Home in Canandaigua. Mr. Elliott died in Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua, Friday .

Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY       Friday        March 27, 1970                 by:  Dianne Thomas 

J. Lee GUINAN, 75, of 118 Maple Avenue, died on March 20 in Thompson Memorial hospital.  Mr. GUINAN was born in Victor and lived in this area all his life.  He operated a farm on Boughton Hill Road for many years, known as Blue Bell Isle because many blue bells grew on the property.  In 1968, Mr. GUINAN, having retired, moved to his new home on Maple Avenue.  His wife, Edith Bender GUINAN, died on June 2, 1969.

He is survived by his three sons, Supervisor Edward M. GUINAN of Victor, James of Silver Springs, MD and Robert of Lancaster, OH; two daughters, Marie and Margaret GUINAN of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Howard (Estelle) LYNAUGH of Victor and Mrs. Owen (Margaret) KEENAN of Rochester and 13 grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted on Monday morning in Victor Tischer Funeral Home and a mass of the Resurrection was said at St. Patrick's Church.  Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery.  

Geneva Daily Times                 Monday                           July 27, 1970                              by:  Dianne Thomas    

Clarence B. Kelly - GENEVA - Funeral services for Clarence B. Kelly, 73, of Snell Rd., who died Friday at Geneva General Hospital after a long illness, were at 1:30 p. m. today at the Bennett Funeral Home Inc., with the Rev. J. Richard Hart, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church officiating.   Burial was in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.

 

Alfred R. Edwards - GENEVA - Alfred R. Edwards, 66, of 30 Cherry St., died unexpectedly yesterday afternoon at Geneva General Hospital.  Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home Inc. with the Rev. Thomas Hansen, associate pastor of Trinity Church officiating.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Glenwood Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2- 4 pm  today and 7-9 p .m., Tuesday.

Mr. Edwards was a retired truck driver and had been employed by the Market Basket Corp. for many years. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the VFW and the Geneva Lodge Loyal Order of the Moose 823.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna Edwards, of Geneva; two step-sons, Edward Ryder of Waterloo and Herbert Ryder of Plattsburg; three stepdaughters, Mrs. John (Lola) Robbins, Geneva, Mrs. James (Mary) Richardson, of New York City, and Mrs. Charles (Janice) Klue of Geneva; 14 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Francis Hogan, of Niagara Falls; two brothers, Charles Edwards, of Clifton Springs, and John Edwards of Waterloo and several nieces and nephews.

The Geneva Times               Wednesday                         September 23, 1970                by:  Dianne Thomas 

William Musler - VICTOR - Services were held Sunday for William Musler, 47, of Victor, who died Friday, Sept. 18, as the result of a skull fracture suffered in a fall.   Burial was in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.

Mr. Musler was responsible for much of the art work in advertisements for Sibley's department stores, and came to the upstate New York area from Montana in 1968 to assume the position of art production manager of the International Baha' Audio-Visual Center in Victor.

He was the producer of the Baha'i audio-visual bulletin and creative art for audio-visual productions, and illustrated many Bah'i productions.

Mr. Musler is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Musler of Arkansas; a sister, Mrs. Dan Engle of Turkey; three nieces and a nephew.

 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER            Friday             January 8, 1971               by: Ron Hanley
 MRS. ANDREW TOBIN
 VICTOR -  Mrs. Julia Tobin, 85, widow of Andrew Tobin, died last night in Rochester. She was born in Farmington, the daughter of Michael C. Crowley and Margaret O'Rourke.
She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. George Margaret Hibbard, of Rochester, Mrs. Kenneth Mary DeBolt, of Geneva, Mrs. Leonard Florence Dorobiala of Rochester, Mrs. Harvey Kathryn Chrisman of Canandaigua, one son Howard of Clyde, two sisters, Mrs. Marguerite McMillan of Cape Coral, Fla., and Mrs. Earl Lillian Broderick of Canandaigua, 18 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.
Funeral services Monday from F. H. McElwee Funeral Home on E. Main Street, Victor at 9:30 followed by a service at St. Patrick's at 10 a.m.   Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

Geneva Daily Times               Saturday                   June 26, 1971                    by:  Dianne Thomas

Luther Moyer - CANANDAIGUA  - Funeral services for Luther R. Moyer, 70, active member for many years in Masonic and Republican Party affairs and the Ontario County Fair Society, who died Thursday in Thompson Hospital, Canandaigua, will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the United Presbyterian-Baptist Church. Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.  A Masonic service will be at 8 p.m.  tomorrow. 

Friends may call today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kennedy and Son Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shrine Cripple Children's Fund, Damascus Temple, Rochester.

Mr. Moyer for many years was the Goodyear Tire Co. representative at the local Murphy Tire Co. He also was employed at the Charles E. Converse Co. in Phelps. He was a member of the Waontya Farm Implement Assn.

Mr. Moyer was born in Buttonwood,Pa., and moved to Canandaigua in 1934. He was a member of the Ontario County Fair Society; the United Presbyterian- Baptist Church; the Victor Milnor Lodge, F&AM, of which he was past master; He was affiliated with Excelsior Chapter, RAM, and Red Jacket Commandery, Knights Temple, in Canandaigua, and Damascus Temple of the Shrine in Rochester. 

He belonged to the Mutual Hook and Ladder Co. in  Canandaigua and the Finger Lakes Law Enforcement Association.  

Surviving besides his wife, Mabel Collins Moyer; are one son, Wayne B. Moyer of Shortsville; two brothers, Gordon of Jersey Shore, Pa., and Lester of Victor; several nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Kleland Delker of Cogan Station, Pa., who has made her home with the Moyer family; and seven grandchildren.

Geneva Daily Times                 Tuesday                      February 13, 1973            by:  Dianne Thomas

Edson Canning - SHORTSVILLE -  Funeral services for Edson R. Canning, 70, of 1247 Cork Rd., Victor, who died Feb. 11, were today at 2 p.m. at the Cotton Funeral Home, Victor. Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  

Mr. Canning was the father of John Canning of Oak Grove Ct, Shortsville.

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GORHAM - Private funeral services for Earl M. Reifsteck, 60, of 206 Bristol St, Canandaigua, formerly of Gorham, who died after a brief illness at Thompson Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, yesterday morning, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Crisfield Funeral Home, E. Main St. The Rev. Mardean Mover of the United Methodist Church of Gorham will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Gorham Cemetery.

There will be no prior calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wood Library in Canandaigua. Mr. Reifsteck was a Gorham native and had lived in the Canandaigua area for the past 15 years. He was a veteran of World War II and for many years had been employed by the Boyce Motor Lines in Canandaigua.

He is survived by his wife, Polly; two sons, Alan and Eric, both at home; a daughter, Mrs. Ernest Adams of Orlando, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Voit of Newark and Mrs. Irene Wagner of Lima; a brother, Leo of Rochester; and several nieces and nephews.

 

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 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER             Thursday            July 4, 1973          by: Ron Hanley
 OBITUARY - VICTOR
Robert C. McLaughlin, 56, of 52 Cline Road, died yesterday. He was a Veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his widow, Janice Prosser McLaughlin, two daughters, Mrs. Dale Bonni King, of Naples and Karen, of Victor, four
sons, David, Charles, Keith and John, all of Victor, two grandchildren and two brothers, Jack, of Pontiac, MI., and Earl of Victor.
Mr. McLaughlin had been Victor Town highway superintendent for 19 years.
Friends may call at the Cotton Funeral Home today and tomorrow. Services will be held in the funeral home Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in Boughton Hill Cemetery.

The Livonia Gazette           Thursday                   February 14,  1974             by:  Dianne Thomas

Livonia NY Gazette 1974 Grayscale - 0116.pdf  - A very lengthy article on the Ancestors of Spencer W. Kimball,  Morman President, Were Pioneer Mendon Settlers  - Descendants Still Here .   [Found on www.fultonhistory.com  #412267]

 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Monday  August 19, 1974    by: Ron Hanley

Chester Prosser

VICTOR -  Funeral services were held today for Chester A. Prosser, of 134 Church Street, who died Friday.
 Mr. Prosser is survived by his wife, Emma, three daughters, Mrs. (Harry) Doris Rainbow, of Fairport, Mrs. (Robert) Janice McLaughlin, and Mrs. (James) Jean Anderson, of Victor, a son, Gordon, of Penfield, two brothers, Glenn of Prescott, Ariz., and Leon, of Moravia, Calif., nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER             Monday               April 21, 1975              by: Ron Hanley
 Obituary  - Mrs. Eleanor Carpenter
  VICTOR - Mrs. Eleanor G. Carpenter of 277 East Main Street, Died Saturday.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William Joan Tenny and Mrs. Ronald Joyce Fishell, both of Honeoye Falls, a sister, Mrs. Mary G. Bowyer, of Victor, seven grandchildren, a niece and two nephews.
Friends may call at McElwee Funeral Home today, where a prayer service will be held tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

Geneva Daily Times                  Saturday             January 31, 1976                 by:  Dianne Thomas

Floyd E. Boughton - 

SHORTSVILLE - Floyd E. Boughton, 57, of 3 Lorraine Dr., Shortsville, died yesterday in Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic.  Friends may call at the Halsted Funeral Home, Manchester, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.  The funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. James D. Nelson, pastor of Shortsville Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor, at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Shortsville Ambulance Fund.  

Mr. Boughton was born in Victor, Feb. 25,1918, son of the late Ernest and Cora Brower Boughton. He attended Victor schools and served in the Army for 3 1/2 years during World War II . He worked for many years for Russell Adams of Victor and Shortsville.  He established his own gas and oil business in Shortsville,  May 1, 1956. He  was a member of the Turner Schrader American Legion Post 34, the Shortsville Chamber of Commerce, Empire State Petroleum Assn. and the Finger Lakes Petroleum Assn.

Surviving are his wife, Lucille; one son, Alan, of Los Angeles, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

Manchester Enterprise                         Friday                          February 6, 1976                  by:  Dianne Thomas

 Floyd E. Boughton, 57, of 3 Lorraine Drive, Shortsville, died January 30, 1976 at the Clifton Springs Hospital. A native of Victor, he attended Victor schools and served with the Army Ordinance during World War II. He worked for many years with Russell Adams and established his own wholesale and retail gas and oil business in 1956.

He was a member of the Turner Schrader American Legion Post, the Shortsville Chamber of Commerce, the Empire State Petroleum Association and the Finger Lakes Petroleum Association.

He is survived by his wife, Lucille; a son, Alan, of Los Angeles, California and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Monday at 2 p.m. in the Halsted Funeral Home in Manchester. Burial will be at the convenience on the family in Boughton Hill Cemetery.  

Friends may contribute to American Cancer Society or the Shortsville Ambulance fund in his memory.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Monday  March 29, 1976    by: Ron Hanley
 Obituaries    Mrs. John Keefe
 VICTOR - Mrs. Mary L. Keefe, of 1327 Mertensia Road, died yesterday. She was the widow of John Keefe.
Mrs. Keefe is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Frederick Agnes Peek, and her son John, of Victor.
Friends may call at the Cotton Funeral Home, 26 Maple Ave, Tuesday.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick's Church Wednesday at 10 A.M.  Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY       July 8, 1976                       by:  Dianne Thomas

Harley D. JONES, 46, of Brace Road, died Thursday, July 1 in his home after a long illness.  He was born in Rochester and was a Veteran of the Korean War.  He was a member of the Canandaigua Moose Lodge.

He is survived by his wife, Arleen Kepper JONES; three daughters, Mrs. James (Charlene) ZICCARDI of Nevada, Mrs. Richard (Marilyn) VAN TROOSE of Holcomb and Miss Shirley JONES of Canandaigua; three sons, Harley JONES of Ontario, David and Bill JONES of Victor, one grandson, two sisters, Mrs. Reva TAULBEE and Mrs. Dorman (Audrey) LOPER both of Texas; his mother, Mrs. Bertha JONES of Texas; several nieces and nephews.  

Funeral services were Saturday from the John C. Johnson Funeral Home at 2 pm, with burial in Woodlawn cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Victor - Farmington Ambulance Fund in his memory. 

 

Helene MAHONEY - Mrs. Helene MAHONEY, of Coville Street, Victor, died Tuesday, July 6.  She was born in East Bloomfield and taught school in the Victor area for many years.  Mrs. MAHONEY is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Mary K.) MULHERON of Canandaigua; three sons, Paul of Rochester, Charles and John of Victor, 20 grandchildren, one great granddaughter; four sisters, Mrs. William (Clara) HURLEY of Lake Placid, Katherine DONAHUE and Mrs. Beatrice HAGGERTY of Rochester and Esther DONAHUE of Canandaigua; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Mc Elwee Funeral Home, 90 East Main Street, today, Thursday, from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral services will be conducted there at 9:30 am Friday, followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at St. Patrick's Church at 10 am.  Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery. 

  CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Friday  July 30, 1976    by: Ron Hanley 
 Obituaries -   Thomas J. Lynaugh   
VICTOR - Thomas J. Lynaugh, 53, of Lynaugh Road, Victor, died yesterday at Genesee Hospital, Rochester.
A native of Victor, Lynaugh had farmed in the area most of his life and was a security guard at Genesee Hospital in recent years.
He was a member of St. Patrick's Church, Victor, and was active in the Holy Name Society of St. Patrick's.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hobert Mary Alice Bellville, of Victor, and Mrs. Craig Ann Benjamin, of Edmond, Oklahoma, one sister, Mrs. Edgar Marjorie Lyons, of Rochester, three granddaughters, one grandson, two nieces and several cousins.
Friends may call at the F. H. McElwee Funeral Home, East Main Street, Victor Saturday and Sunday. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home, with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Monday  November 1, 1976       by: Ron Hanley 
VICTOR - Mrs. Josephine Webster Deck died Saturday.
Mrs. Deck was a graduate of the
University of Rochester  and taught school for many years in Whitesville , N.Y. and at Victor Central School for 15 years before retiring.
She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Ablon, of
Brooklyn, three sons, Robert A. of Overland Park, Ka., H. Charles of Henrietta, and James W., of Victor, and nine grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at the Methodist
Church
tomorrow at 3 p.m. with viewing hours from 2 to 3 p.m. Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery
at the convenience of the family.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER     Monday     November 16, 1976         by: Ron Hanley 
VICTOR  -  Otis Webster, formerly of Victor, died Saturday in Rochester where he had lived the past six years.
He is survived by his wife Zelda, a daughter, Mrs. Robert Lucille Lagas, of Warrensburg, three brothers, Henry of Rochester, James of Victor, and Robert of Richland, Wash.
He also leaves five sisters, Mrs. Frank Ruth Bumpus, of Victor, Mrs. Clarence Laura Fisher, of Rochester, Mrs. Alan Julia Donovan of Florida, And Mrs. Carl Jean Pilbeam of Shortsville, and two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Cotton Funeral Home today. A Masonic service will be held there at 7:30. The funeral will be held at 2 P.M. tomorrow at the funeral home. Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family. 

 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Thursday  March 24, 1977  by: Ron Hanley 
Obituaries - Gerald F. Lynch, 78, of 73 West Gibson Street, died this morning at his home. Mr. Lynch was a native of Canandaigua and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bernadine Farrell Lynch, two nieces, Mrs. Andrew Halbert, of Penn Yan, and Mrs. Walter Rodney, of Canandaigua, and one nephew, James Lynch, of Canandaigua.  Friends may call tomorrow at F. H. McElwee Funeral Home. A service will be held Saturday at the funeral home at 9:40 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church at 10 a.m.
 Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER      Monday      March 28, 1977      by: Ron Hanley 
Obituaries -  Morton Locke
 Morton F. Locke, 92, of Middle Cheshire Road, died at his home Saturday.
Mr. Locke is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Verne Virginia Norton of Clinton and Miss Inez Locke of Canandaigua. Also three grandchildren  and two great grandchildren. 
He had spent most of his life in Canandaigua and had been a partner in the accounting firm of Davies and Davies of New York City for many years.
There will be no calling hours. A private service and burial will be held at Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor, at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements are by Cotton Funeral Home, Victor.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY     Sometime in  May 1977                       by:  Dianne Thomas 

Fishers Hero Honored on Memorial Day  - A special Memorial Day service took place at the gravesite of Amos WOODIN, a soldier of the American Revolution, in Bushnell Basin Cemetery.  Members of the Fairport American Legion and Legion Auxiliary, the Bushnell's Basin Boy Scouts with Perinton Supervisor Lake Edwards, Perinton Historian Mrs. Charles BUTLER, the Daughters of the American Revolution and others, along with Mr. and Mrs. Arthur WOODIN and daughters of Brighton and Mr. and Mrs. George WOODIN of Weidman, Michigan descendants also participated. 

The obituary of the soldier from the Rochester Republican, of November 3, 1842 read as follows: " At Victor, Fisher Road, Fishers, Ontario County on the 19th of October last, Amos WOODIN at the advanced aged of 90 years.  

He was a native of Mass., took an active part in the war of the Revolution and is at length gathered to his fathers full of years.  He served his country faithfully in the times that tried men's souls; witnessed the surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga; was in several engagements with the enemy and received as he deserved in common with the warm and true hearted patriots of that day, the gratitude of a free people.  As a man and a citizen he was upright, honest, industrious and virtuous; and he has left behind him a name which is as precious ointment.  He was above all a Christian, a soldier of the Cross and died in the faith, and has gone to his reward.  Having outlived his General, and weary of this present life, and longing for a better, he welcomed the approach of death and "Like a shock of corn fully ripe," was gathered to his rest.  The Court Martial then in session, paid a becoming respect to the memory of a solder and patriot of a bygone age, by adjourning to attend his funeral, and commit his body to the dust.  Soon indeed, will the last of that Nobel school of patriots have gone beyond the reach of a nation's gratitude and who will take their place."  

Finger Lakes Times                  Thursday                          December 21, 1978                   by:  Dianne Thomas 

GENEVA - Mrs. Elizabeth Louise "Libble'' Cotton, of Victor, mother of Mrs. William (Audrey) Askin of Geneva, died yesterday. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and tomorrow at the Cotton Funeral Home, 26 Maple Ave., Victor. 

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Victor- Farmington Volunteer Ambulance Corp.

Mrs. Cotton was a member of Gah-a-yan-duk, Chapter 566 OES, the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary of the James Cooke Post 931 and the First United Methodist, all in Victor.

Surviving besides her daughter in Geneva are three daughters, Mrs. Edward (Amy) Raps of Dundee, Mrs. Harold (Betty) Barry and Mrs. Florence Leonard, both of Victor; three sons, Sunderland of Canandaigua, Wyman of Victor and William of Arizona; 10 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Finger Lakes Times                   Saturday                           February 23, 1980                   by:  Dianne Thomas 

SENECA FALLS - Mrs. Pearl Hollingsworth, 89, of Victor Mendon Road, Victor, died Friday morning in the Seneca Nursing Home, Waterloo where she has resided the last four years.   There will be no calling hours.  Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family at the Sanderson Funeral Home, 32 State St. The Rev. William R Knox, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls, will officiate. Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.

Contributions may be made to North Seneca Ambulance Inc., P.O. Box 392, Seneca Falls, 13148, or to the First Presbyterian Church of Victor, Victor, 14564.

A native of Brockport, Mrs. Hollingsworth was born April 15, 1890, the daughter of Arthur arid Cora Timmerman, Holcomb. She lived in Victor many years and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church there.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Carleton (Janice) Caulkins of Seneca Falls; a son, Robert R. Mann Sr. of Victor, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  

Finger Lake Times                 Tuesday                        Feb 26, 1980                   by:  Dianne Thomas 

Mrs. Pearl C. Hollingsworth - SENECA FALLS - The funeral for Mrs. Pearl C. Hollingsworth, 89, of Victor-Mendon Road, Victor, who died Friday, was at 2 p.m. Monday in the Sanderson Funeral Home with the Rev. William R. Knox, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls, officiating. Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.

Baldwinsville NY Messenger                               Aug 19, 1981                        by:  Dianne Thomas 

Raymond Clover Sr. village clerk Memorial services were held Friday, for Raymond F. Clover Sr., 81, of Victor, who died at his home Tuesday. Aug. 11 (1981).   He was a life long resident of Victor, where he was Village Clerk for 26 years.  Before his retirement, he managed Victor Coal and Lumber Co.. and was owner and manager of Clover Products Co. 

He was a life member of the Victor Fire Department. He was a past master of the Free Masons and an elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Victor.

He is survived by two sons, Raymond F. Jr., of Baldwinsville, and Ronald G., of Holcornb; a daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Bardun of Victor; a step-son, Edward Jones, of California; 13 grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

Interment will be at Boughton Hill Cemetery. Victor, Saturday, Aug. 22 at 2 p.m. Arrangements were made through the Cotton Funeral Home of Victor. 

Finger Lakes Times                Wednesday                      September 9,  1981       by:  Dianne Thomas 

VICTOR - Town Supervisor T.D. Coots was killed last night when the car he was driving slammed into a concrete bridge abutment on Brownsville Road here.  Ontario County coroner Dr. Charles Bathrick pronounced Coots dead at the scene. The 32-year-old supervisor died from multiple fractures and internal injuries, said Bathrick. No autopsy will be performed, he added.

Sheriff's deputies said Coots was driving north about 10:50 p.m. when the vehicle drifted onto the west shoulder of the road, traveled 62 feet and struck the Thruway bridge abutment head-on.

Coots, a funeral director, was trapped in the tan-and-black hearse for 35 minutes before being freed by volunteers from the Victor and Farmington fire departments who used a mechanical extrication device, deputies said.

Brownsville Road is a narrow paved highway running from the village to the hamlet of Brownsville. The road was dry, deputies said. Coots, who lived at 26 Maple Ave., operated the Cotton Funeral Home.

H was completing his first two year term as supervisor.  Recently, town Republicans nominated him to run for a second term in November

Authorities are still investigating the accident, said Chief Deputy Robert Kleman.  "He left the road gradually. There were no skid marks and there doesn't seem like there was any defect in the vehicle. Usually, if a tire blows, a car leaves swerving skidmarks.

"His wife said he had just had work done on the exhaust system and he was taking the hearse out to test it. What happened, we may never know," said Kleman.

Coots' death shocked his colleagues on the Ontario County Board of Supervisors this morning.  "How do you comment on something like this? It's a very tragic thing", says Hopewell supervisor, Philip Oestreich, "He was a very active person. He was pleasant to work with, that's all I can say."

"I considered him a very close friend and associate," said Manchester Supervisor, Rae Walters Herendeen. "He was very devoted to his family and his job."

Board chairman Wesley Payne commented, "How can you say anything at a time like this? T D. was conscientious, a good supervisor ... It's so untimely."

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow and Friday at will be a Masonic service at 8 p.m. Friday. The funeral will be at 10 a.m., Saturday at the Victor Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

The family requests no flowers.   Memorial contributions may be made to the Finger Lakes Easter Seal Society, in care of William Butler, 1542 Ridge Road, Ontario Center, 14520; the Pediatric Heart Fund, in care of Dr. James Manning, 401 Elm wood Ave., Rochester, 14642 or the Victor Farmington Volunteer Ambulance Corps. 

Geneseo   Livingston Leader                         Early  Feb  1982                       by:  Dianne Thomas 

WALDORF - Lucille H. Waldorf, 67, of 40 Wilcox Lane, Canandaigua died Feb. 7, at Thompson Hospital after a brief illness.

Survivors are her husband, James; a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Doris) Roberts of Mt. Morris; a son, James Jr. of Canandaigua, 5 grandchildren, 8 great- grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

A private funeral was held with burial in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor. Memorials may be made to the Canandaigua Emergency Squad.

 

The Messenger        May 12, 1982                    by:  Dianne Thomas 

Raymond Clover Jr., 59; Man of Year recipient  

A memorial service for Raymond F. Clover Jr., 59, will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church.  Burial will follow in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor. Mr. Clover died Sunday, May 9,1982, at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, after suffering an apparent heart attack Saturday evening at a gathering at Grace Church.

A native of Victor, Mr. Clover resided in Baldwinsville for about 25 years. He was sales manager for Hungerford-Holbrook Printing, Inc. of Watertown.  He was an Army Signal Corps veteran of World War II, a member of Grace Episcopal Church, and a member of both the City-County and Baldwinsville Drug Abuse Prevention councils.

He was a veteran member of the Baldwinsville Theatre Guild, having played several on-stage roles and helped behind the scenes as well. In 1976, Mr. Clover was the Greater Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce's Man of the Year.

He is survived by his wife, Edith; two daughters, Deborah H. Clover of Cortland and Barbara E. Clover of Palm Bay, Fla.; a son, George F.,  of Baldwinsville; a grandson, Nathan John Clover-Owens; a brother, Ronald G. of Holcomb; and a sister, Mrs. Sylvia Bardun of Victor.  Friends are invited to call at the family home.

Contributions may be made to the Grace Church Memorial Fund or to the Greater Baldwinsville Ambulance Corps.  Arrangements were made by Gates Funeral Home.

 June 1980   unknown paper             by: Ron Hanley 

Wed For 50 Years  -  Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kesel of 7274 Valentown Road, Victor,  celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 15, with a reception at the Victor Methodist Church. The reception was hosted by their son and daughter-in-law, Harry and Gretchen Kesel of Canandaigua, and their daughter and son-in-law, June and Donald Harris of Fairport.

The former Charlotte Aldridge and Harold Kesel, both graduates of Victor High School, were married June 14, 1930 in Syracuse by the Reverend Arthur White, a former pastor of the Victor Methodist Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Kesel also have three grandsons, and two granddaughters and one great-grandson. Carrie Padgham, 99, Mrs. Kesel's cousin, and John David Gueli, 4 months, the Kesel's great grandson, were special guests along with Mrs. Kesel's niece, M. Leora Matthews of Arcaoia, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. Charles Russell from Vermont, Kesel's sister, Anna Drake, from Florida and her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gramm.
Approximately 200 friends and relatives shared in this occasion. Kesel is a retired employee of Eastman Kodak Company.

Finger Lakes Times                           Thursday                              July 14, 1983                       by:  Dianne Thomas 

WOLCOTT - Loren Searle, 82, of 22 Draper St., died July 13 at the Syracuse Veterans Hospital following a long illness. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Colvin- Robertson Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Wolcott United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Wolcott Area Volunteer Corps. or the Wolcott United Methodist Church.

Born in Victor, Searle moved to Wolcott 40 years ago and was a retired funeral director. He was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the Wolcott American Legion, the Wolcott Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Wolcott F&AM No. 564 and the Wolcott United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Esther Ferguson Searle; two sons, George Searle of Wolcott and the Rev. Robert Searle of McGraw; one brother, Donald Searle of Richmond, Va.: two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Sanders Newspaper                    November 8 & 9, 1983                   by:  Dianne Thomas        

Joanne E. Rivers of Farmington -  Mrs. Rivers is survived by her daughters, Suzanne and June Rivera; mother and father, Doris and Kenneth Eichelberg of Fl.; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Helen Eichelberg of MO; maternal grandmother, Nina Weeks of Syracuse; dearest friend C. Michael Haugh of Ontario. Canada, and ex-husband, Roy Rivers of Geneseo.

Interment at Boughton Hill Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the American Cancer Society. Rosary service Friday evening, at 8 o'clock.

Geneva, NY Finger Lakes Times                  Saturday               Feb 11, 1984                 by:  Dianne Thomas 

GENEVA - Mrs. Doris LeRoy of 473 Hamilton St., formerly of Victor, died yesterday (Feb. 10) in Clifton Springs Hospital following a long illness.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.,  Monday at the Patrick-Wakeman Funeral Home, 90 E. Main St., Victor. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery, at the convenience of the family.

Mrs. LeRoy was born in Bolton, England. She attended Victor High School and the Rochester Business Institute. She was employed for many years as a comptroller at the I.T.E. Corporation in Victor and was a member of the 25-year club.

Surviving are a brother, Joseph C. Gregory of Geneva; and a cousin.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic.

Geneva, NY Finger Lakes Times                   Wednesday               March 28, 1984                 by:  Dianne Thomas 

CLIFTON SPRINGS - Carl F. Lotzow, 73, of Bunker Hill Road, died Monday (March 26) at Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. , Thursday at the Patrick Funeral Home.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, Farmington, in his memory.

Mr. Lotzow was born March 29, 1910 and had lived in Clifton Springs area for 31 years. He owned and operated a waste oil service until his retirement in 1973. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Farmington.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Alice; a son, Kenneth Lotzow Sr. of Hamlin; a daughter, Jo Anne Deaney of Brockport; three stepsons, Cordon Jones of Marion, Russell Jones of Western Springs, III., and Clifford Jones of Clifton Springs; two stepdaughters, Lois Monroe of Clifton Springs and Nancy Hotel of Marion; 23 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Lillian Nodecker of Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. 

The Citizen, Auburn, NY           Sunday                March 13, 1988                           by:  Dianne Thomas 

Amelia E.Courtney - Amelia E. Courtney, 72. of Port Byron, died Friday, March 11, 1988 in Auburn Memorial Hospital.  She is survived by four sons, two daughters and their spouses: Charles and Victoria Courtney and David and Diane Courtney, of Rochester, N.Y., Donald and Kathy Courtney of Pompano Beach. Fla., Richard Courtney of Marcy. N.Y.: two daughters, Frances Cordingly of Auburn and Sandra and James Storrier of Port Byron; two brothers. Richard and William Pearl, of Francer, NY.; 28 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Courtney formerly resided in Victor, N.Y., southeast of Rochester. Friends may call Monday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Harloff-Cotton Funeral Home, 26 Maple Ave., Victor, where prayer services will be held at 9:45, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church, Victor at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery, Victor.

Finger Lakes Times, Geneva, NY               Monday               June 13, 1988             by:  Dianne Thomas 

SHORTSVILLE - Mrs. Frances K. Payne, 87, of Collett Road, Shortsville, died at home Saturday (June 11). Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Kennedy & Son Funeral Home, 13 Bristol St., Canandaigua.   

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Manchester United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Boughton Hill Cemetery in Victor. Memorial contributions may be made to the Farmington United Methodist church.

Mrs. Payne was a graduate of Pittsford High School and Geneseo Normal School in Geneseo. She was a charter member of the Farmington Methodist Church and she had been a member for more than 50 years of the Victor Grange.

Surviving are her husband, Hartley T. Payne; two sons, Wesley T. and George E. both of Farmington; four daughters, Evelyn Kahrs of Columbia, Mo., Asenath Burns of Parkesburg, Pa., Wilma Kean of Geneva and Joyce Church of Freeville, N.Y.; 23 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY                        Apr 3, 2003                     by: Ron Hanley 

Prosser, Emma A.                 VICTOR: 1892-2003 

Passed away on 4-1-2003 at age 110. Emma was predeceased by her husband Chester A. Prosser and son Embert E.

She is survived by her children, Doris A. Rainbow of Perinton, Janice McLaughlin of Victor, Jean, Jim, Anderson of Victor, and Gordon, Norma, of Penfield; 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Serenity House 1278 Brace Rd., Victor, NY 14564 or The United Methodist Church of

Victor Memorial Fund 106 Main St., Victor, NY 14564 in her memory.  No prior calling. Friends are invited to attend Emma's funeral service Saturday, 2 pm at the Jarmusz Cotton Funeral Home 26 Maple Ave., Victor, NY. Interment will be at the convenience of the family."

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY                Apr 24, 2003                           by: Ron Hanley 

Obituary - Hawkes, Hugh F. 

Age 84, died peacefully on April 22, 2003, born in Manchester, NY.   Predeceased by his wife, Alice. He is survived by his wife, Jean

Leiser Hawkes; daughters, Anne, Dan, Dalton, Mary, Richard, Lee, Patty, Brian, McBride, Eileen, Andy Hayes; son, David, Sandra, Hawkes; brother, David Hawkes of FL; 14 grandchildren; cousins, Don Hawkes, Joanne Cotton, Ruth Edwards; stepchildren, Doug Leiser, Charlotte King, Sandra Sanzotta, Wendy Leiser.

 Hugh was an Eagle Boy Scout as a young man and served as a pilot in WW II. He worked at Eastman Kodak for over 40 years as a mechanical engineer. He was an avid reader, woodworker, bowler and world traveler.  He was active in the Wally Byam Airstream Club, the Geriatric Pilots Club and a Deacon at the Penfield Presbyterian Church.

 

Friends may call Friday, 2-4, 7-9 PM at the Anthony Funeral Chapel, 1031 Ridge Road, Webster, where a Service will be held Saturday at 11 AM. You are invited to bring a written memory of Hugh for the family's Memory Book. Interment at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Victor, NY, at the convenience of the family.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY     July 28, 2005           by:  Dianne Thomas 

HERRMANN, Martha J.
VICTOR: -  Saturday, July 23, 2005, at age 77. She was predeceased by her husband, John F. HERRMANN in 1995. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Roger HERRMANN, Robert and Connie OTIS, Joseph HERRMANN, Aaron and Lily HERRMANN, James and Melody HERRMANN; daughters and sons-in-law, Martha and Robert FAIRBANKS, Rebekah and Rob WRIGHT, Rachel and Kevin KRAYER; twelve grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Jean and Richard HERZOG, Helen HAZZARD; many nieces and nephews.  Friends may call Friday evening 7-9 at Lucey-VanVoorhis Funeral Home, Inc., 301 West Main Street, Victor. Services followed by entombment for Martha will begin Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at White Haven Memorial Park, All Seasons Chapel, 210 Marsh Road, Perinton. 

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY     August 8, 2005           by:  Dianne Thomas 

WAHL,  Stuart A., beloved husband, father, and grandfather, died August 4, 2005, at age 89. In addition to his loving wife, Dorothy, he is survived by his daughters, Janet LaQue (Paul) and Marcia Gates (Steve); grandchildren, Kathy, Sonny, Joan, Todd, Ryan, Justin; great-grandchildren, Chris, Nicole, Holley, Matt, Sammy Jo. His career at Eastman Kodak spanned 30 years. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 13th at 2 o'clock at the Lucey-VanVoorhis Funeral Home, 301 West Main Street, Victor. Gifts in his memory may be directed to the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, 108 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604.

Webster Herald, Webster, NY                 Wed                   September 9, 2009    by:  Dianne Thomas 

Eleanor J. (Gielow) "Ellie" Batjer - WILLIAMSON 

 Eleanor J , (Gielow) "Ellie" Batjer entered into rest on Aug. 31. 2009 In her 80th year. A Xerox retiree.  Survived by her loving and devoted children: Susan (Daniel) Dalthyn of Sodus, Steven (Ellsa) Batjer of Rochester, Sally (Anthony) Verno of Pultneyville,  Nancy (David) Hanson of Williamson: 16 special grandchildren: brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Frederick and Jeannette Batjer of Rochester, nephews, special cousins, Evelyn Souve and Bernice Jones: other cousins and special friends..

Special thank you to the doctors and nursing staff at CTICU at Rochester General Hospital.

At her request calling hours will not be observed and the courtesy of no flowers. Family and friends were invited to attend a celebration of her life at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Penfield, 1767 Plank Road. Webster, on Saturday. Sept. 5 at 11 a.m. 

Private interment at Boughton Hill Cemetery,  Victor.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed in her memory to her church of which she was "a life member". Arrangements entrusted to Young Funeral Home. Williamson.

Daily Messenger,    Nov 12, 2009          Victor, N.Y.          by: Ron Hanley    [pictures of the ceremony is in this paper]
 Winant C. VanDenbergh, who fought in the Battle of Saratoga in the Revolutionary War, lived in Victor for just five years. But it became his final resting place.   On Wednesday two of VanDenbergh's descendants visited that place, a long-out-of-use cemetery tucked behind the Methodist Church in the village of Victor.  Former Marine Ron Hanley and his sister Donna Andrews said he is but one of 14 relatives interred in the cemetery, at least that they know of.
 "He was in (the Continental Army) from 1777 to 1780 and at Fort Edwards, Fort Ann, and Fort Ticonderoga. Fifty-four years after that he got a pension of $33.83," said Andrews.
Hanley and Andrews don't know if VanDenbergh's grandson, John Wyman VanDenbergh, is buried on the lot. There is no marker, as was the case for many of the graves.
"Why this man does not have a marker I do not understand," said Hanley. He wrote the history of this area back in his day.
Hanley and Andrews visited the cemetery to pay their respects during a Veterans Day service that celebrated not only those who served the United States but also a small group of local volunteers who've logged countless hours finding many of the cemetery's unmarked graves over the past few years.
Bordered by the Finger Lakes Railroad line, Village Hall grounds and the church, Victor Village Cemetery is midway through a restoration project begun in 2007. Work on the $60,000 project has been done largely by volunteers led by Bonnie Waters and Dianne Parks, town staff and Historian Babette Huber.
  Volunteers working with archaeologists from the Rochester Museum & Science Center have so far discovered 195 unmarked or unknown grave sites. At least one of the unmarked graves is that of a veteran, but as for the others, it's hard to tell.
"Since they are unknown (grave sites), we don't know if they are veterans," said Dianne Parks, one of the volunteers whose efforts were
honored by the roughly 60 public officials and residents who turned out for the ceremony.
The solemn event was headed up by Victor's American Legion James Cook Post 931. Commander Dan Williams was helped by master of ceremonies and former town supervisor Ken Wilson.
The cemetery is the final resting place for 27 veterans of the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War of 1846 to 1848, and the Civil War. The last recorded burial in the Victor Village Cemetery was in 1949.

 

Beach, a local doctor, buried there with his family. "We knew Dr. Beach was there from old newspaper accounts," said Parks. "We did not know where his vault was. Originally it was a huge, domed stone vault that fell apart."  Records show there were 18 people buried in the vault.

 
The ceremony Wednesday included a wreath-laying and put a spotlight on a new Legion-funded cemetery plaque that was made possible by the efforts of volunteers like Parks and Bonnie Waters.  "This is astounding that there were so many unmarked graves here," said Victor Supervisor Jack Marren.
The work goes on -  It looks like we are going to approve everything for 2010, said Marren of the project's continuation. Next year, a fence surrounding the site may be completed. As an officially abandoned cemetery, this place by law is now the responsibility of the town.   "Dianne and Bonnie have the passion to do this work and have given countless hours of time to the town", said Marren.
 
Finding and identifying grave sites also became a personal matter for Waters, a 19th-century relative is, after all, buried there. "Mary Ridgeway Gillis: Wife of James Lyle Gillis, one of the men tried for the  kidnapping of William Morgan," she explained.
Morgan's high-profile abduction and suspected murder was allegedly masterminded by Masons in September 1826. Gillis died in June 1826. "She is buried in a European-style box grave, a rarity in western New York,"  said Waters.
 
Waters and Parks pointed out new ground-level markers they've placed on graves they've identified.
 
Two Victor Town Hall fires destroyed the first records of the cemetery. Parks and Waters are slowly piecing together a new blueprint of those buried here from what records they can find. The pair have so far corrected errors of fact on the cemetery's commemorative labeling, documented the site of the vanished family burial vault, helped plant a cemetery garden and carefully marked the graves of veterans of American wars buried here.
Nothing is off the table in the struggle to bring back records and markers for the unknown who still lie buried in the Victor Village Cemetery.
 "I asked the town if we could consider DNA analysis to help in identification," said Parks.
  Marren is not sure town government is willing to go there. "We're not going to fund anything like that. But we will do anything scientifically and historically possible given an opportunity," said Marren.
  Victor Village Trustee Gary Hadden is a member of the volunteer committee overseeing the project.
"The work that Bonnie and Dianne have done is remarkable," he said. "And I have to credit the Town Board for stepping up to the plate. This was definitely something that could have slipped through the cracks."

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