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Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser,  Rochester, Monroe Co., NY     Feb 8, 1900               by:  Sylvia Olson

Funeral and a Death.
IONIA  - Feb. 8 - The funeral of Samuel(?) ADAMS, was held yesterday afternoon from the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Adams, who had been ill but three weeks with typhoid fever, died Monday night at the home of John Palmer, about two miles southwest of here. He was 42 years of age and leaves a widow and a son.

Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser, Rochester, Monroe Co., New York     June 29, 1900   by: Sylvia Olson

WEST BLOOMFIELD, June 28. - Yesterday at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. M.S. TAFT, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Alice L. to Gilman C. WOOD of Hampton, Iowa.
A large number of their friends and relatives were present to witness the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. S. B. SHERRILL of Clifton Springs.  After they had received the congratulations of their friends they started on their trip, after which they will reside at Hampton, Iowa.

Democrat & Chronicle,     Rochester,  N.Y.    Jan  14, 1901                     by: GSubyak@aol.com 

George HOOK, a resident of North Bloomfield, died at his home yesterday morning after a week's illness of pneumonia. He is survived by a wife and two sons.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY        Friday,    January 18,  1901        by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Harry HOPKINS of Nebraska, arrived in town, Saturday, called her by the illness of Mrs. A. H. HOPKINS, who has been ill for some time and is failing. 

Mrs. Julia RIGNEY and son, John, spent Saturday and Sunday in Rochester. 

Mrs. CRANE, aged 93 years, died last Monday at the home of her son, Joseph PLATTAN. Mrs. CRANE was the oldest resident of the time.  Her death was not unexpected as she had been ill for a long time.  The funeral took place form the house at 10 o'clock, Wednesday morning.  Interment at Allen's Hill, Rev. Newton W. BATES officiating.  

Walter DIXON gave a party to a number of his young friends, Saturday afternoon, the occasion being his 10th birthday. 

Miss Isabel A. DOOLAN entertained a party of friends at Pedro, last Wednesday evening.

James and William CURRAN returned from Niagara county, the fore part of the week, where they have been visiting relatives.

+   The children of Mr. PRINGLE and Mr. NUDD are ill with scarlet fever and have been quarantined.  Dr. Harry BENHAM is attending them.   

Miss Ellen SULLIVAN visited friends in Lima, last week. 

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, N.Y.   Sat   Feb 23, 1901                     by: GSubyak@aol.com 

Married, at West Bloomfield, February 20th, by Rev. N. W. BATES, Albert L. HOOK, of North Bloomfield, and Miss Ethel S. MARBLE, of Holcomb. The wedding occurred at the residence of Harry B. MARBLE, brother of the bride. The couple 
go at once to reside with the groom's mother at North Bloomfield.

Ontario Co. Chronicle, Canandaigua, NY    October 30, 1901                  by:  Dianne Thomas

Henry RIORDAN of West Bloomfield, and Miss Mary Isabell TOOMEY of East Bloomfield, were married at St. Bridget's Church in the last named place, yesterday at 10 o'clock AM.  A reception was held at the home residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John TOOMEY, from 1 to 5 o'clock, at which over one hundred relatives and guests were present.  Fine refreshments were served, after which the newly wedded couple took the train for an extended wedding trip.  Mr. RIORDAN has held a position in the _____ department at Washington for (cut off)

Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua,     Friday,      Feb 13, 1903             by: Dianne Thomas 


+  The officers of the Junior League recently gave a birthday surprise party to William HALL.

+  On Tuesday evening the friends of George KESEL gave him a birthday party.  Some friends from Victor were present.

+  The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth ZEDI was attended from the home of the deceased on Wednesday.  She was the wife of Jacob ZEDI.  They both came from Switzerland in 1857.  Six children were born to this family, only two survive, Mrs. Frank JENKINS and Mrs. George WASHBURN.  Mrs. ZEDI had been an invalid six years and was cared for by her daughter, (cut off)

Ontario Repository & Messenger, Canandaigua, NY    June 11, 1903              by: Dianne Thomas 

North Bloomfield:

+  The WOODARD place has been sold to Frank BELOTE who will take possession next spring.  

Daniel LYONS has been quite ill, but is improving.

Mrs. C. EBERLY, who has a severe attack of pneumonia, is able to be out again. 

William DAVIS Jr., who formerly resided here, was recently married at Rochester, to a young lady of that city. 

+  The Village School Board has engaged Prof. CAMPBELL and Miss NOADES as teachers for the coming year.

Mrs. Nettie DAWELY has been at Dundee visiting her parents. 

+   The Willing Workers have elected these Officers: Pres., Mrs. D. G. MARTIN; Sec., Miss Anna COFFEE; Treas., Miss Grace BOND.  The nest meeting will be held with Miss Verna SIMMONS, July 7th. 

+   Honeoye Falls Grange met at Samuel CLARK'S, Saturday. Mrs. Samuel WILKINSON and G. Irving ROSE were the speakers and Mrs. L. E. GATES gave a select reading.

Ontario Repository & Messenger Canandaigua, NY     Thursday,   June 25, 1903            by: Dianne Thomas 

North Bloomfield:

+  Twenty five members of the GATES family attended the recent reunion at Miss LLOYD'S, on her 80th birthday.  They were  from several places in this State, Kalamazoo and Chicago. 

Mrs. BENSON of Ovid, Mich., is visiting her sister, Mrs. Warren CRONK.

Mrs. Jerome YOUNGS spent the past week at East Bloomfield.

Mrs. Curtis YOUNG has been entertaining her daughter, Mrs. Harry ROGERS of Clifton Springs.

+  Prof. H. A. LOTEE, formerly of this place, who recently graduated from Rochester University, has been elected principal of No. 4 school at Rochester. 


South Bloomfield:

Mr. and Mrs. B. S. SIMMONS returned Tuesday from a 10 day visit with their daughter, Mrs. William HAGADORN at Almond. 

Rexford FISHER, who attend school in Washington County the past year, came home Saturday and will spend the summer vacation in this vicinity.

Miss Gladys GOODING of South Bristol spent last week with Miss Pauline LEE.

Mr. and Mrs. Coye  HIMBAUGH of Burr Oak, Mich., are guests at J. B. WHEELER'S, being en route to Washington DC.

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar FISHER of West Bloomfield, visited his sister, Mrs. Jerome FLETCHER, Friday.

Mrs. George WHEELER entertained the Bristol Woman's Club, Thursday, in honor of her daughter, Mrs. Oscar JOHNSON, it being the first anniversary of her marriage. 

+  The Gooding and South Bloomfield district schools, Misses ROSS and TRAFTON, teachers, picnicking together at the Gooding place, Friday, during which a literary musical program was rendered. 

ONTARIO REPOSITORY and MESSENGER    Tuesday    March 22, 1904     Pg 8, col  1  by: Ron Hanley
NORTH  BLOOMFIELD  - Charles Chambers, the well known merchant here, has sold out to Fred Klaus of Webster, possession taken April 1st. Mr. Chambers has been in the same store several years, and will be greatly missed. His many
friends will regret to see him leave. He has been an honest, reliable man, and has made many friends during his service here.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle  Wednesday     April 5, 1905            by: Ron Hanley
Special Dispatch to Democrat and Chronicle ---  Albany  April 4 ---   The Honeoye Falls Manufacturing Company, of Honeoye Falls, was incorporated today to manufacture machinery and supplies. The capital stock is $10, 000.   Directors, Charles H. Fairchild, Alexander M. Holden, George R. Johnson, Dean G. Martin, of Honeoye Falls, and Alexander Martin, of Lima.

Democrat & Chronicle,     Rochester, Monroe, N.Y.    June 21, 1905                     by: GSubyak@aol.com 

Death of Aged Resident of North Bloomfield   -   Mrs. Floretta S. Pierce
Mrs. PIERCE was born in Waterville, N.Y., August 25, 1803 - A Real Daughter of the Revolution - Retained her Faculties almost to last.
Honeoye Falls, June 20 - This morning, at 4 o'clock, in the little village of North Bloomfield, Mrs. Florilla Swetland PIERCE, who had reached the great age of nearly 102 years, passed away.  Mrs. PIERCE was the daughter of the Revolution, was born in Waterville, N.Y., August 25, 1803.

Her father, Benjamin SWETLAND, served as fife major through the Revolution, in the third Massachusetts regiment and at the close received his pay in continental money, which he later found valueless when he purchased a farm. Her mother, Rosanna HANCOCK, was a daughter of Jabez HANCOCK, a veteran of the French and Indian wars, and his stories of hardship and privations in those wars she had often repeated. Jabez was an older brother of John HANCOCK, who was the first governor of Connecticut and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

During her girlhood Mrs. PIERCE was a teacher and taught in Syracuse, then a small town and as was the custom (unreadable) Stage coach to West Bloomfield and engaged as teacher. Her husband died in 18?7 and for about 60 years she had resided at North Bloomfield. She had been a very active woman until the past few years and she retained her mind and memory in a remarkable degree until the last.

Mrs. PIERCE was an honorary member of Ruth Wylls Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution of Connecticut, and was given by that chapter a souvenir gold spoon, which she was always proud to exhibit. Mrs. PIERCE is survived by 
four daughters, Mrs. M. L. CARMICHAEL of Westernville, N.Y., Mrs. Flora BABCOCK of Canton, Ohio, Mrs. Rosanna ST. JOHN of Binghamton, N. Y. and Miss Kate PIERCE of North Bloomfield, and one son, Charles PIERCE of Canton, Ohio, also twelve grandchildren.

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester,  N.Y.  Friday,   April 27, 1906                     by: GSubyak@aol.com 

BEEBE - Suddenly at Ossinning, N. Y., Wednesday, April 25, 1906, Levi N. BEEBE, aged 68 years, formerly of Canandaigua.
Services at West Bloomfield on arrival of 9:30 A. M. train Saturday.

Democrat & Chronicle,     Rochester, Monroe, N.Y.    Nov 12, 1906                     by: GSubyak@aol.com 

TYLER - Drowned in Irondequoit bay, Saturday night, November 10, 1906,  Jesse TYLER, late of Rochester, N. Y.
Funeral services will be held from the residence of his son, No. 596 North street, Rochester, Tuesday, November 13th, at 10 A. M., and from the residence  of G. M. TYLER, North Bloomfield, N. Y., Tuesday at 2 P. M. Interment at West  Bloomfield.

Victor Herald, Victor , NY    Friday, May 17, 1907               by: Dianne Thomas

West Bloomfield News:

John MC INERNY left for Baltimore Tuesday morning

Mrs. R. M. PECK and R. P. WEBB were in Rochester on Monday.

Miss NORMAN of Rochester, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Edward MC CAFFERY.

Mrs. Ethan ALLEN and Mrs. Adam REITZ, led the young people's meeting, Sunday evening.

+  The many friends of Mrs. Nellie BUSCH are pleased to see her again able to ride out.

Mrs. Candice HALL of Buffalo, was a guest over Sunday, at the home of Mrs. M. S. HALL

Mr. and Mrs. John NOONAN have been entertaining their sister, Mrs. LANNING of Lima.

Miss WELLER of Rochester, was entertained by Miss Mary ASHE form Friday until Sunday evening. 

Mrs. Lizzie WOOD returned from Geneseo, last week. after spending two weeks with her sister, Mrs. BONNER

John and Edward DWYER of Livonia, spent Saturday and Sunday at the home of their grandfather, John SEYMOUR

Miss Mary TOCK of Michigan, and Miss May TOCK of Batavia, were in town Saturday and Sunday, calling on old friends. 

Mrs. Emma LOCKWOOD and daughter, Florence, of Rochester, have been spending a few days with Mrs. SHELLMAN and Mrs. LANCER.

Mrs. TOOMEY, accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Stephen HOGAN of Buffalo, came to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry RIORDEN, last Wednesday.  

+  Last Saturday, at Lima, occurred the burial of Mrs. Ann LINES, widow of the late Daniel LINES, Sr., of this place.  For the last few years, Mrs. LINES had been living with her daughters in Rochester.  The funeral was held from the Immaculate Conception Church. 

+  Thursday evening, after a long illness, occurred the death of Henry MC NALLY, at his home about two miles north of this village.  He was 54 years old.  The funeral was held from St. Joseph's church, Saturday morning, Rev. Father FITZSIMMONS officiating.  Interment was made in the East Bloomfield cemetery.  The deceased leaves one brother, William, with whom he lived and one sister, Mrs. GRISWOLD of Allen's Hill.

Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY    Wed,    Feb 12, 1908             by: Dianne Thomas

West Bloomfield, Feb. 10.  

Miss Elizabeth DEASMAN or Rochester Junction, has  been visiting her aunt, Mrs. Julia RIGNEY.  

Mr. and Mrs. R. P. WEBB, Mr. and Mrs. Harry BROWN, Webster HEWITT and Carrie HEWITT attended the ministries in Honeoye Falls, Thursday evening. 

Miss Rose HEATH is visiting at the home of G. M. TYLER in North Bloomfield.  

Mrs. George HALL of Towanda, who has been visiting her mother, returned home Saturday morning.

Mrs. VER GRIFFIN is visiting Miss Nellie PECK in North Bloomfield. 

Miss Myril CHATT has bee ill at the home of Pierce RITZENTAYLOR in Honeoye Falls. 

Miss Maud PERRY of Ionia, has been visiting friends in town. 

Mrs. M. D. BANCROFT was called to Rochester, Saturday, by the death of her father, Mr. LUCKET.

Master Earl GRAPES is ill at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. LACEY

VER GRIFFIN, Charley THOMPSON, Ed CHATT, Charley and Fred MOORE are up at Lakeville, cutting ice.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY           Mon            Apr 18, 1910        by: GSubyak@aol.com 

SHEPARD - Entered into rest, Saturday, April 16, 1910, Eliza Ann, beloved wife of Myron H. SHEPARD.  Funeral will take place from the family residence in West Bloomfield on Monday afternoon, April 18th, at 2 o'clock.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY   Friday,     Feb 9, 1912           by:  Dianne Thomas

Town Topics of West Bloomfield:

Miss Leila ELTON of Holcomb, is spending a few days with Miss Nellie A. PECK.  

Misses Nellie A. PECK and Harriet HEWITT led the young peoples meeting Sunday evening.  

Basil GRIFFIN, who was accidentally shot in the leg, last week, is improving as fast as could be expected.

Supervisor Frank E. BUSCH and son, Roy, are spending a few days at Honeoye Lake, fishing through the ice.

Mr. and Mrs. BOUGHTON of Holcomb were called here Monday, by the accident to their little granddaughter, Frances WEBB.

Mr. & Mrs. Harry S. BROWN and Mr. & Mrs. A. C. BROWN went to Avon last week, to attend the funeral of their cousin, Mr. DANA.  

Mr. & Mrs. Robert HICKEY of Fairport are receiving congratulations on the birth of a son.  Mrs. HICKEY was Miss Sarah LEARY of this village. 

Mary Elizabeth, infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. George PECK, and Helen Geraldine, infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. F. L. RIGNEY, were baptized, last week. 

James RIGNEY, Mrs. BERGE and Mrs. GAFFNEY of Milford, Mich., who were called here last week by the illness of their sister, have returned home.  Mrs. RIGNEY being very much improved in health.  

+  Monday morning, Frances, only child of Mr. & Mrs. R. P. WEBB, was severely burned about the shoulder, neck and ears and one hip.  She was alone in the room, her mother having only an instant before stepped to an outside door, when she heard Frances, who is only three and one half years old, scream.  On returning she saw the child enveloped in flames.  It is supposed that her clothing caught fire from an open gas stove s she backed against it.  Mrs. WEBB caught a rug and rolled Frances in it, at the same time, fighting the flames with her hands and putting them out, but not until both child and mother were severely burned.  Dr. Harry S. BENHAM was called and made them as comfortable as possible.  


Town Topics of Ionia


Mrs. F. NICHOLAS of Holcomb spent Saturday with her daughter, Mrs. L. L. PIERCE.  

Mrs. Ira BALDWIN was called to Charlotte Tuesday, by the illness of her mother. 

Mr. & Mrs. Henry KING of Mertensia were visitors at Oscar BAILEY'S during the past week. 

Mrs. H. K. DIBBLE and son, Raymond, were guests of Mrs. F. FORSYTH at Holcomb, Saturday.  

Augustus VANAKEN and wife of Holcomb, were guests of Mr. & Mrs. E. C. GREEN last week.

Mrs. G. SMITH who was called here from New York City, by the death of her father, M. CAVANAUGH, returned to her home on Friday.  

THE  VICTOR  HERALD    August 2, 1912     Pg 8, col 1           by: Ron Hanley
 IONIA  ROAD  -   Mr. and Mrs. Charles Chambers of North Bloomfield attended the 3rd annual reunion and outing of the Monroe County Civil War Veterans Association at Seneca Park, Rochester, on Saturday.  They report a very pleasant time.
The exhibition of the Women's Relief Corps and other organizations of the ladies were especially enjoyed.  About 600 veterans were present.

Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY         Wed   Oct 9, 1912               by:  Dianne Thomas 

Mrs. CODDING and son, Moses CODDING of West Bloomfield, who have been at the home of Benjamin WHEELER spent the weekend as guests of Frank A. HALL

ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE  Tuesday  April 7, 1914   by: Ron Hanley
FIRE LOSS IS  $2,000 -  Home of Alexander Coffee In North Bloomfield Destroyed
 HONEOYE FALLS April 6 ---  The home of Alexander Coffee in North Bloomfield was totally destroyed by fire about 6 o'clock this
morning. Nearly all of the household goods on the ground floor were saved, but everything on the second floor was burned.
 Mr. Coffee started a fire in the kitchen range and about 6 o'clock and as the fire was discovered in the attic, it is thought to have started in the chimney.
The loss will be over $2,000 with some insurance. The North Bloomfield firemen did good work in saving adjoining houses.

Rochester Democrat &Chronicle   Wed           December 28, 1914       by: Ron Hanley
Celebrate Golden Wedding - West Bloomfield  December 27  ----  Mr. and Mrs. Sidney A. Hunt, of this village, celebrated their golden wedding on Christmas Day. They were married in California, December 25, 1864, by the late Dr. David Henry Palmer, of Penn Yan.

Victor Herald, Victor, NY      Thursday     March 28, 1918        by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. R. M. PECK (Isabella Louise) died at her home in West Bloomfield on Monday morning, March 25th.  She was a daughter of the late Stephen H. and Louise A. AINSWORTH, and was born in West Bloomfield, May 6, 1842.  In 1862 she was married to Reynold M. PECK who died in March 1910.   Mrs. PECK leaves no relatives in this section.  Her activity for church and school and the general uplift of the community has won her many friends.  The funeral was held from the home Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. N. W. BATES of Fairport, Ohio, a former pastor, officiating.  Interment was in the village (Rural) cemetery.  

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY           Sat            Sept 28, 1918        by: GSubyak@aol.com 

Honeoye Falls, Sept. 27 - Captain Karl STUART stopped off Tuesday to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. STUART, on his way to Camp Dix from Camp Perry, Ohio, where he has been under instruction in small arms.
Martin GRACE, of North Bloomfield, received a letter from his son, Edwin GRACE, who enlisted as a member of Battery C, 308th Field Artillery, stating that he was now at work as machinist in an aeroplane and auto repair shop in Paris.
R. W. HOLDEN, cashier at the Bank of Honeoye Falls, has been granted a year's leave in which to take up war work in connection with the Y.M.C.A.,  having enlisted through the Rochester office. Mr. HOLDEN is awaiting his  passports and he expects to be sent directly to France, where he will take a position in post accounting in connection with canteen work.    

Copies of the camps newspaper just received from Madison Barracks show that Private Raymond L. FITZGERALD, a member of the Post Express staff, and a well known Honeoye Falls boy, is now the editorial head of the "Barbed Wire" as the  publication is called. It is a sixteen page paper.

+  WOMAN COMMITS SUICIDE - Mrs. Elizabeth Thurston Believed to Have Been Insane
Honeoye Falls, Sept. 27 - Mrs. Elizabeth THURSTON, widow of Lucien  THURSTON, committed suicide in her home here to-day, or sometime since she retired last night. Neighbors who missed her went to her home this afternoon at  5 o'clock and discovered her body suspended from a rope over an open doorway.
Mr. and Mrs. THURSTON came from Perry twelve years  ago. Mrs. THURSTON was 69 years of age and before her marriage was Mrs. Jerry  CLARK, of East Henrietta. Her husband died three years ago. It is believed that she was temporarily out of her mind, as she had been suffering from  despondency.

ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL     January 24, 1919        Pg  7, col  3       by: Ron Hanley

The remains of Charlotte Hunt Chambers, who died at her home in Washington, D. C., on January 15, were brought to the home of her sister, Mrs. Harry Brown, on Saturday, and a funeral service was held, Rev. J. H. Herendeen, of Honeoye Falls, officiating.
Mrs. Chambers was born in Columbia, California, on February 22, 1866, and at the age of five years moved with her parents to North Bloomfield. On June 15, 1886, she married Edwin H. Chambers, and soon after they made their home in Rochester, where they resided for several years, later moving to Washington, D. C., where they had resided for several years, later moving to Washington, D. C., where they had resided for 15 years.
On October 10, her only son, Charles, who was with the A. E. F. in France, died of pneumonia, but owing to the critical condition of his mother, she was never told of the sad news.
She was a devoted member of the Episcopal church of the Nativity and junior past matron of Bethlehem Chapter, O. E. S., of Washington. An untiring worker for the Red Cross and all of the war activities, and the many beautiful floral tributes attested to the esteem in which she was held by her friends. She leaves besides her husband, her father and mother, and one sister, Mrs. Harry Brown, and her daughter-in-law, Virginia Forsyth Chambers, of Washington, D. C. 

 CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER  Thursday  March 1, 1923    by: Ron Hanley        
 MORTUARY RECORD -   Henry Barber, aged 72 years, died at his home in West Bloomfield yesterday following an illness with Bright's Disease and heart trouble.
Mr. Barber was a farmer and resided in West Bloomfield and Lima.   He leaves his wife, five sons and a daughter, Theodore Barber, of
Bristol, Harrison Barber, of Battle Creek, Michigan, Henry Barber Jr. and Homer E. Barber, of Canandaigua, Herbert Barber, of West Bloomfield,
and a daughter, Mrs. Edward Bailey, of Avon.

Democrat & Chronicle,     Rochester, Monroe, N.Y.    Aug 13, 1923                   by: GSubyak@aol.com 

CALVERT - At his home in North Bloomfield, on Saturday, August 11, 1923, Henry CALVERT, aged 68 years. Besides his wife he is survived by three sons, Raymond A. CALVERT, of Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada, Roy S. CALVERT, of Wichita Falls, Texas, and William H. CALVERT of North Bloomfield.  Funeral will be held from the home on Tuesday afternoon, August 14th at 2:30 o'clock. Interment at Honeoye Falls cemetery.

ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE  Friday  November 25, 1927   by: Ron Hanley        
FAIRPORT  November 24  ---  Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Coffee, who live in Straub Road, Greece, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Tuesday evening at the home of their daughter, Mrs. H. F. Chambers, of North Bloomfield. Eight children were present. They are, Thomas G. Coffee, Superintendent of Fairport Schools, William O. Coffee, of Helendale Avenue, Rochester, Fred P. Coffee, Rochester, Roscoe Coffee, Straub Road, Greece, Jay L. Coffee, Straub Road, Greece, Mrs. Chambers, Miss Mattie Coffee, Straub Road, Greece, and Mrs. Don Warren, Canandaigua.
Mr. and Mrs. Coffee were married in 1877 at Tuna Creek, Pa. They lived here many years and then moved to Eddystone, Canada, where they lived about fifteen years. They later moved to Honeoye Falls. For the last few years they have lived in Straub Road.
Telegrams of congratulations were received from relatives in Regina, Canada. Both Mr. and Mrs. Coffee are active and enjoy good health.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY             Sun    Sept 8, 1929              by: GSubyak@aol.com 

BENTLEY - Suddenly on Sept. 6, Murray S. BENTLEY of North Bloomfield,  aged 57 years. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Fred BUELL of Canandaigua, and  one nephew.  The funeral will be held from the home of George WOOLSTON in Ontario St., Monday, Sept. 9 at 1:30 p.m. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY  Sat,  Jan 24, 1931                   by: GSubyak@aol.com 

WARD - Horace T. WARD of North Bloomfield, aged 36, entered into rest, at Canandaigua Hospital, Jan. 23, 1931. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Clara WARD; two sisters, Mrs. John HARRISON and Miss Grace WARD; three nephews, Edward, Carlton and Charles HARRISON, all of North Bloomfield.

Funeral service from the family home in North Bloomfield, Sunday, Jan. 25, 1931, at 2:30 p.m. Interment in North Bloomfield Cemetery.

 ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL  Friday   July 21, 1933            by: Ron Hanley        
BARBER  - Funeral services for Mrs. Adeline Barber, who was burned to death, Tuesday, in a fire which destroyed her home on the Padelford Road, were held from the Kennedy mortuary rooms, Thursday afternoon, Rev. Kenneth L. Cober of the Baptist church officiated and interment was made in West Bloomfield.
Mrs. Barber was born in Bristol, 80 years ago, the daughter of John Shirley. She was the widow of Henry Barber, of Canandaigua.  Survivors are five sons and a daughter, Herbert Barber, with whom she lived, Homer E. Barber, and Henry Barber, of Canandaigua, Harrison Barber of Battle Creek, Michigan, Theodore Barber and Mrs. Edward Bailey of Avon.

Democrat & Chronicle,     Rochester, NY           Thurs,       Aug 30, 1934               by: GSubyak@aol.com

Naples, Aug. 29 - George C. STRAIGHT, 65, died this morning at his home  near here. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the home, with burial in Rose Ridge Cemetery, Naples. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Harriet  E. Clement STRAIGHT; four daughters, Mrs. Jesse HULBERT, Mrs. Charles SILCO, and Mrs. Lewis SILCO, all of Pittsford, and Mrs. Burr MANTEL of Naples; a son, Arthur STRAIGHT, Pittsford; five brothers, Arthur of California, William of Wolverine, Mich., Albert of Newfield, John of Springwater and Erwin of East Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Jean ROBERTS and Mrs. Ray MITCHELL of Ithaca.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY   Friday,    March 27, 1936                 by: Dianne Thomas  

Driver Killed When Car Leaves Road; Believed Asleep

Harold K. SHARPE, 20, of West Bloomfield, was found dead under his wrecked car, about 200 feet from the Buffalo road, early this morning, by his father, James R. SHARPE, who becoming alarmed over his failure to return home had started out to search for him.  Young SHARPE had attended a picture show in Canandaigua, Thursday evening, and is believed to have fallen asleep at the wheel about 3 miles west of the city on his way home.  The car had left the road, sheared off a telephone pole and proceeded 200 feet into a field, where it overturned, crushing the driver underneath.  His skull was fractured and his chest crushed.  Besides his parents, the young man is survived by one brother.  Dr. Leon A. STETSON, Sheriff Ernest W. KERSKIE and Deputy James LOCKE investigated.  

When he disregarded stop signals at the scene of the accident, Herman SJOREDSMA, 25, of Grand Rapids, a truck driver, was arrested on a charge of reckless driving and arraigned before Justice of the Peace, P. W. CASE.  He was fined $10 and the sentence suspended.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY   Friday,    December 18, 1936                 by: Dianne Thomas  

ROSE - Lewis ROSE, 28 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex ROSE, was found unconscious and severely burned, two miles east of East Avon, early Monday evening.  He was rushed to the Strong Memorial hospital, where he passed away during the night, without being able to give the cause of his injuries.  He is survived by his parents, three sisters, Mrs. Clifford LAUNT, Mae and Florence ROSE and four brothers, Edwin, Irving, Elwyn ROSE, all of West Bloomfield, and Raymond ROSE of Honeoye Falls.

BOUGHTON - Mrs. Josephine BOUGHTON, 86, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Raymond WEBB, at Hopewell, Sunday.  Mrs. BOUGHTON was a resident of this village for several years.  She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. WEBB; one son, Frank, of Holcomb; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie OLNEY of Sodus and Mrs. William WATKINS of Jacksonville, Fla., also two grandchildren.  

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY   Friday,   July 9, 1937                 by: Dianne Thomas 

Mrs. Edward WOOD is spending a few days with her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd HALL at Nunda.

Mr. and Mrs. A. J. LEATY are entertaining her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur VAN SLYKE and (cut off)

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY      Friday,    August 27, 1937             by: Dianne Thomas 

Fred AMILINGER of Buffalo, spent the past week with his sister, Mrs. Clara CHAMPLAIN.  

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace BURNHAM were weekend guests of his brother ___ Mr. and Mrs.  __ BURNHAM  (cut off)

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond HEATH were weekend guests of her father, Herbert VICKERS at Geneseo. 

Mr. and Mrs. John HAWKINS and children motored to Watkins Glen on Sunday.

The Victor Herald,    Friday     March 11, 1938        by: Dianne Thomas

INGRAHAM - Richard INGRAHAM, 81, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wallace BURNHAM, Thursday afternoon, after a long period of ill health.  He leaves his wife; two daughters, Mrs. BURNHAM and Mrs. Warner YORKS; two granddaughters, Florence and Lois YORKS; four sisters and a brother.  Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the home of his daughter with burial at West Webster.  The Rev. Nora MADSEN officiated.

  FULTON MONROE COUNTY MAIL  Fairport  June 9,  1938    by Ron Hanley     


Alexander Coffee, father of Superintendent of Schools, Thomas G. Coffee and Jay L. Coffee, of Fairport, died Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry Chappelle, in the town of Greece, west of Rochester, following a lingering illness.
The funeral will be held this afternoon at the home of another daughter, Mrs. H. F. Chambers, of Honeoye Falls, Rev. John Buyers officiating, and interment will be made at North Bloomfield.
Besides his wife, two daughters and two sons mentioned, Mr. Coffee is survived by one other daughter, Mrs. Donald Warren, of Canandaigua, three other sons, William, Fred and Roscoe Coffee, all of Rochester, one brother, John of Castleton, Ontario, and one sister, Elizabeth, of Grafton, Ontario, 14 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE  Tuesday  June  21, 1938             by: Ron Hanley                      
 LIMA  ---   Death overtook a Honeoye Falls woman while she was driving home from work late yesterday and her automobile veered from the Lima Honeoye Falls Road and collided with a tractor.
Found slumped behind the wheel, Mrs. Zetta R. Guinan, 49, was pronounced dead, by Dr. William H. Kober, Livingston Co. Coroner. He issued a Certificate of Death due to natural causes.
Approaching the Guinan car as it reached the brow of a hill two miles North of Lima, Harry Noble, a Honeoye Falls farmer, said he saw
the woman suddenly slump in her seat. Noble was uninjured when the machine crashed into his tractor.
Examination of the body by Coroner Kober failed to disclose injuries. He said Mrs. Guinan, who was returning from work at the Dubon
Shade Company, apparently suffered a heart attack. She is survived by her husband, John, and three children.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY    May 4, 1939    by: GSubyak@aol.com

WHISKER - Passed away, May 3, Frances E. WHISKER, aged 90 years. She is survived by a son, Bert WHISKER and three daughters, Mrs. Mary CHAMBERLIN, Mrs. Charlotte SMITH and Mrs. Maude CROUCH; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral from the home of her son Bert WHISKER, on the Rush Henrietta Road, Saturday, May 6, at 2:30 p.m. Standard Time. Interment in North Bloomfield Cemetery.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY    Nov 27 &  Nov 28, 1940      by: GSubyak@aol.com

BUSH - At his home in West Bloomfield suddenly Tuesday, Nov. 26, Frank E. BUSH. Survived by his wife, Ellen (LANCER) BUSH; three sons, Roy F. of Rochester, Fred W. of Lakeville, and Gerald A. of Buffalo; four daughters, Mrs. Fred HANOBEN of Canandaigua, Mrs. James GLEASON of Lima, the Misses Angia and Annabell BUSH of West Bloomfield; three sisters, Mrs. Ella BAKER of Holcomb,  Mrs. George HOWES of Ionia, Mrs. Julia EHLER of Indiana; ten grandchildren. 
Funeral Friday morning, Nov. 29, from the home at 8:30 and 9 o'clock at  St. Joseph's Church, West Bloomfield. Interment in St. Rose Cemetery,  Lima.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY      Dec 28, 1941      by: GSubyak@aol.com

DAVIDSON - Entered into rest, Elsie DAVIDSON of 521 Chili Ave., Dec. 26, 1941. She leaves her husband, James, her mother, Blanche MASTIN; three brothers, Alfred, Clarence and Gordon; one sister, Esther MASTIN; all of Rochester.   She was a member of E. G. Marshall Women's Relief Corp No. 27.  Funeral from Kennedy Funeral Home, 1601 Main St. E., Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment in N. Bloomfield Cemetery.

The Shortsville Enterprise                     Wednesday                 December 10, 1947             by:  Dianne Thomas  


A pretty Fall wedding was solemnized in St. Dominic's Church, Shortsville, on Saturday morning, Nov. 29, when Miss Angeline Marie Twentyfive, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Twentyfive of South Main street, Manchester, became the bride of Harold Reid Becker, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Reid Becker of West Bloomfield. 

The wedding vows were pledged before the Rev. John A. Napier, pastor, in presence of a large number of friends and relatives. The double-ring ceremony was used, in front of the altar decorated with baskets of mixed flowers.  Mrs. John Boardman of Manchester presided at the organ.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was gowned in white satin, en train, fashioned with square neckline, fitted bodice, full skirt and long sleeves. Her finger-tip veil was held in place by a coronet of orange blossoms and she carried a bouquet of white chrysanthemums.

Miss Mary Rose Twentyfive, sister of the bride, was maid of honor, and was gowned in coral velveteen, fashioned with net shoulder with a high neckline brocaded at the lower edge, fitted low torso style bodice and three-quarter sleeves. She wore a net cap and carried yellow chrysanthemums.

Miss Marguerite Twentyfive, another sister of the bride, and Miss Mary Hessney, both of Manchester, were gowned alike, each wearing nile green velveteen, fashioned like the gown worn by the maid of honor. Nile green caps, worn by the bridesmaids, were set off by bouquets of bronze pompoms.

Carl Becker of Palmyra served as best man, and the ushers were Alphonse Twentyfive, brother of the bride, and Constantine J. Ross, both of Manchester.

The bride's mother was attired in black crepe, with colored sequins and black accessories. The bridegroom's mother wore black crepe, with black accessories, and each wore an orchid .

After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served in the home and a dinner was served later at the home of friends in Rochester, for members of the immediate families. From 6 to 10 o'clock a reception was held in Trainman's hall, Manchester, attended by about 200 guests from Rochester, West Bloomfield, Palmyra, Cheshire, Honeoye Falls, Niagara Falls, New York City, Holcomb, Canandaigua and Manchester.

The couple departed on a honeymoon trip to Washington, D.C., and on their return will make their home in State street, Manchester.

The bride attended Manchester High School, and the bridegroom is a graduate of Bloomfield Central School. He served for four years with the U.S. Army, and his overseas duty was in the Pacific theatre.

Pre-nuptial events included a shower given by the bridal party in Trainmen's hall.

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY        Friday       October 21,  1949          by:  Dianne Thomas  

Miss Donna GADDY  To Be Bride -  West Bloomfield - Mrs. James GRUNDMAN announces the engagement of her sister, Miss Donna GADDY of Canandaigua, daughter of Mrs. J. GADDY of Flint, Michigan, to William REDDOUT of United States Navy, son of George REDDOUT of Rushville.  He is stationed on the USS Saipan.  The wedding will take place in December, but no definite planes have been made yet. 


Ionia News:

Miss Jane TOOLEY accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Carl CONKLIN and daughter, Sally, of Rochester to Pennsylvania for a motor trip over the weekend.  

Keith BENNETT arrived home Saturday after a week's business trip to Boston, Newark and Washington.  

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd BARRETT of Dansville were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank GOOD

Mr. and Mrs. BLOOD of Washington, DC, were Saturday over night guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fred SACKETT.

Miss Joan TERRY of Brockport was a Saturday night dinner guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray LAY.

Mrs. HYLAND of North Bloomfield was a guest of her daughter, Mrs. Raymond PARRISH, the first of the week.

+  Several young people from here gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mickey ANTONI at Victor on Saturday evening, for a surprise party in honor of the birthday of Mrs. Janet DAVIS.  

Mr. & Mrs. Edwin WHITE entertained Mr. & Mrs. Christopher BELLINGER of Washington, DC as the Saturday over-nite guest. 


West Bloomfield News:

Mr. and Mrs. Burton CONKLIN were Friday evening guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fred OLMSTEAD and Mr. and Mrs. William CONKLIN were also callers of the OLMSTEADS, Sunday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth RALEIGH of Rochester were guests of Mrs. Edith WOOD and daughter, Audrey, and Mrs. Anne BUNTING.

Miss Caroline SHAFER of Rochester, spent the weekend with her cousin, Miss Mary Jo SHAFER.

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin OLMSTEAD, were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank HILDRETH.

Lima Recorder                            Thursday                          May 20, 1954               by:  Dianne Thomas  

Recent Deaths

John K. Reynolds, owner for many years of the American Hotel here, died this Tuesday, May 18, in a Rochester hospital. Funeral this Friday includes prayers at 9 a.m. in the O'Connoll Funeral Home, and requiem, mass at 9:30 in St. Rose Church. Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery. A complete obituary will be published next week.

Mrs. Mary C. Lancer, widow of  William Lancer, died Sunday in Rochester. Funeral mass was held Wednesday morning at ,St. Mary's Church, Rochester. Burial was in St. Rose Cemetery, Lima. She leaves two daughters, three sons. The family formerly resided in West Bloomfield.

George M. Peters, brother of Sam S. Peters, and uncle of Peter Lakis of Lima, died Saturday. The funeral was held Tuesday in Geneva. Lakis Sandwich Shop was closed Tuesday, owing to the death.

The Livonia Gazette                  Thursday                     Jan 3, 1974      by:  Dianne Thomas  
Funeral services were held from the Wheeler Funeral Home in West Bloomfield, Wednesday, December 26, for Gordon FLIEGER, 57, of Ionia, who died Saturday, December 22.  Mr. FLIEGER was Edward PHILLIPSON'S brother in law.  [Burial in W. Bloomfield Ceme] 

Webster NY Herald                Wednesday                    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.

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