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Harris3 Andrews

  Ontario County Times dated October 8, 1873 PAGE  2  COL 7 

      Andrews, in Canandaigua, October 4th, 1873, Harris Andrews, aged 84 years.

He married Elizabeth Drake 1810. Elizabeth died August 18, 1874 Canandaigua, New York, at 82 years of age.

         ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday August 28, 1874 

 DIED  - ANDREWS  In this town, August 18, 1874, Betsey Andrews, consort of Harris Andrews, aged 81 years.

 Harris Andrews and Elizabeth Drake  had the following children:

  Patience4 Andrews was born New York August 1812.  Patience died September 13, 1904 Canandaigua, New York, at 92 years of age.   

ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Fri September 16, 1904 PAGE 3 COL 5                        

  WOLVERTON   At Canandaigua, September 13, 1904, Mrs. Patience Andrews Wolverton, aged 92 years.

 SAME PAPER PAGE  2  COL                       

  DIED at NINETY TWO -  Mrs. Patience Andrews, wife of Jonas Wolverton, died at her home south of the village on Tuesday having passed by a month and 4 days her 92nd birthday. Two years ago Mrs. Wolverton celebrated her 90th birthday and her activity of body and mind on that occasion was a subject of note. Mrs. Wolverton was the oldest member of the Methodist congregation, her relations with the church dating back to 70 years.


There survive besides the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Orgon of Naples, one sister Mrs. Lucinda Thwing of California, and one brother, Heman Andrews of this town. Rev. Dr. J. Wallace Webb officiated at the funeral services yesterday afternoon. Her body was interred 1912 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.             

                She married Jonas W. Wolverton 1851.    Jonas died July 12, 1906 Canandaigua, New York, at 86 years of age.

   ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Fri September 13, 1906  PAGE 3 COL 6                   

           At Canandaigua, July 12, 1906, Jonas W. Wolverton, aged 87 years.                       

                           SAME PAPER   PAGE  3  COL    

             JONAS W. WOLVERTON  DEAD Aged farmer passed away early yesterday morning.


 Jonas W. Wolverton died at his home south of this village at 1 30 yesterday morning following an illness of over two years, during a part of which time he had been confined to his bed.


 Mr. Wolverton was born in New Jersey 87 years ago and for 75 years had been a resident of this town, occupying a farm on which he died for over 60 years. About 55 years ago he married Mrs. Patience Spencer, of this town who died in October 1904.


 One daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Orgon, of Naples, survives, and one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Wolverton Cribb, first wife of Ira P. Cribb, died many years ago. Two brothers, Job and Peter Wolverton of this place, also survive.


 Mr. Wolverton was an honorable and upright citizen. He was a member of the Methodist church and until McKinley and Roosevelt won his admiration he was classed among the old time solid Democrats of this town. Burial in Woodlawn. Bearers will be F. D. Cook, G. A. DeGraff, Chester H. Boyce, and Marvin Sutherland. 




Thursday morning at his home near the West Lake shore, occurred the death of Jonas W. Wolverton, one of the oldest and best known farmers of this vicinity, aged 87 years.   He had been in ill health for about two years.

Mr. Wolverton was born in New Jersey, but had been a resident of the town of Canandaigua for about seventy five years. His wife, Mrs. Patience Spencer, to whom he was married fifty five years ago, is dead as is also one daughter, Mrs. Emily Cribb.


He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Orgon, of Naples, also by two brothers, Peter and Job Wolverton, of this place. Mr. Wolverton was a member of the Methodist church and was always a highly respected member of this community.


 DIED WOLVERTON  - On West Lake Shore, July 12, 1906, Jonas W. Wolverton, aged about 87 years. 

His body was interred 1906 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.

Sarah Sally Andrews was born Canandaigua, New York 1814.  Sarah died March 18, 1897 Canandaigua, New York, at 82 years of age.[i]        ( [i]. Canandaigua City Clerk office record number 1435.)

        ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday March 26, 1897  PAGE 3 COL 6  

DIED   -  ANDREWS -  At Chapinville, March 19, 1897, Miss Sally Andrews, aged 83 years. Interment at Canandaigua.

Lucinda Andrews was born 1819.  She married Luther Thwing February 26, 1843. ( ONTARIO MESSENGER March 15, 1843)

Harrison Andrews was born Bristol, New York 1856.  Harrison died July 02, 1927 Hopewell, New York, at 71 years of age.  He married Sarah Emily Maybee  Shortsville, New York, February 19, 1912.[i] ( i]. Ontario County Archives marriage record number 136.; and Certificate and Record of Marriage number 136, and the Affidavit for License to Marry are on PG 1W and PG 1X in the book, A Tree Trunk.)

  ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Feb. 21, 1912                       


At Shortsville, February 19, 1912, Harrison Andrews of Bristol, and Mrs. Sarah E. Wheatley, of Manchester Center.

    SHORTSVILLE  ENTERPRISE    Friday February 23, 1912 PAGE 4  COL  2

The marriage of Mrs. Sarah E. Wheatley of Manchester Center, and Harrison Andrews of Bristol, took place at the Presbyterian manse

in Robinson Street on Monday noon, Rev. D. H. MacKenzie performing the ceremony.  Mr. and Mrs. Andrews will make their home on the

bride's farm at Manchester Center.

        SHORTSVILLE  ENTERPRISE December 2, 1921  

 Mrs. Harrison Andrews -    The death of Mrs. Sarah E. Andrews, aged 73 years, occurred at her home in Manchester Center last Sunday evening. She was twice married, her first husband having been William Wheatley, who died several years ago.                                                         

 Minerva Hannah Andrews was born Canandaigua, New York May 10, 1845.  Minerva died March 11, 1875 Canandaigua, New York, at 29 years of age.   

Heman4 Andrews   was born July 24, 1827.  Heman died January 21, 1909 Chapin, New York, at 81 years of age.

          Ontario County Journal dated January 22, 1909

OBITUARY Chapin  -  The death of Heman Andrews occurred at his home near this place at an early hour yesterday morning. Mr. Andrews had reached the advanced age of 81 years and had been in failing health for a long time. He was one of the oldest residents of the town and was highly respected.   He leaves his wife, two daughters, Mrs. George Kotteker, of this place, and Mrs. Emerson VanGelder of Delaware, and two sons, Arthur and Louis. Funeral from the Methodist church. His body was interred 1909 Hopewell, New York, Chapman Cemetery. 

                          He married Esther Dey Johnson February 24, 1852.   Esther  was born New York January 19, 1834. Esther died October 29, 1917 Chapin, New York, at 83 years of age.

   ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL November 2, 1917  Page 1  Col 6  

 ANDREWS -   The death of Mrs. Esther D. Andrews, Aged 83 years, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Kotteker, near Chapin on Monday.

 There survive one daughter, Mrs. Kotteker, two sons, Arthur Andrews of Canandaigua, and Lewis Andrews of San Francisco, Cal., and four grandchildren. The funeral services were held Wednesday and interment was in Chapman Cemetery.

Fred Andrews    was born 1856.  Fred died July 25, 1884 Canandaigua, New York, at 28 years of age.   

           ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  July 30, 1884 

DIED  In Canandaigua July 24,1884, Fred Andrews, son of Mr. and Mrs. Heman  Andrews.

            ( SAME  PAPER)

CHAPINVILLE -   Mr. Fred Andrews died last Thursday morning after a painful illness of eighteen months. For the past five months he had

been totally blind. He reached home in company with his wife, from the far West, some five months ago, scarcely in time to say he could distinctly

see his parents.  No medical treatment could help him. Death was his only relief. This he looked for and believed he was prepared for.  His age

was 27.

His wife and parents who have tendered every possible assistance, have the sympathy of the entire community.  The funeral services took place on Saturday at 10 AM at the M. E. Church in Chapinville, and a very large congregation was in attendance.                              

Anna M. Andrews was born October 1865.  Anna died January 1942 Canandaigua, New York, at 76 years of age. She married George Kotteker . Hopewell, New York, July 03, 1884.



At the home of the bride, Thursday, July 3rd,1884, by Rev. W. M. Benger, Mr. George Kotteker, of Chapinville, N. Y., and Miss Anna M. Andrews, of Canandaigua, N. Y.

George was born Rochester, New York November 1856   George died March 16, 1935 Chapin, New York, at 78 years of age.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Fri. March 22, 1935  PAGE  7  COL 3


Chapin has lost another prominent and greatly beloved citizen. 

George Kotteker, 78, died on Saturday at his home here after several weeks illness. Mr. Kotteker came to Chapin when a young man from

Rochester where he was born. He was a staunch Democrat and served as tax collector for several terms, was postmaster and later assistant

postmaster for 15 years. 


 He seldom missed Sunday services at the church where he was a member for 51 years, and trustee for 25 years, and for 14 years janitor of the church. Mr. Kotteker was a member of McCabee Lodge, Canandaigua for many years. The largely attended funeral was held from church Monday afternoon with Rev. Moyer of Milo Center, a former pastor and friend officiating.


Mr. Kotteker leaves behind besides his wife, a son Lloyd Kotteker. Burial in Chapman Cemetery, Orleans Road. 

Cornelia B. Andrews was born 1868.  Cornelia died December 03, 1915 Canandaigua, New York, at 47 years of age.[i]     [i]. Death occurred at the home of her brother Arthur Andrews after a lingering illness at age 47 years.

   Ontario County Journal      Friday, December 03, 1915.

VANGELDER  The death of Cornelia B. Andrews, wife of B. Emerson VanGelder, of Wilmington, Del., occurred at 3 o'clock yesterday morning at the home of her brother, Arthur Andrews, town of Canandaigua, after a lingering illness, aged 47 years. 


She leaves besides he husband, one daughter, Mrs. Mae Boettger, of Wilmington, Del., two grandchildren, and mother, Mrs. E. D. Andrews, two brothers, Arthur Andrews, of Canandaigua, and Lewis Andrews, of San Francisco, Cal., one sister, Mrs. Anna Kotteker, of Chapin. The remains were taken last evening to Wilmington for interment.

DIED    -   VANGELDER - At Canandaigua, Dec. 2, 1915, Mrs. Cornelia B. Andrews VanGelder, wife of B. Emerson VanGelder, aged 47 years. Interment at Wilmington, Del. 

She married B. Emerson VanGelder , Hopewell, New York, March 12, 1889.  Record number 50 at Hopewell Town Clerk. 

 John Spencer5 Andrews   was born Ontario County, New York October 03,1849.  John died April 14, 1939 Albany, New York, at 89 years of age.   He married Amanda Davis Naples, New York, June 14, 1876.  Married by Rev. Mills B. Gelston, Presbyterian.

Amanda died June 10, 1930 Canandaigua, New York, at 76 years of age. 

        DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE  June 12, 1930  PAGE  8  COL  4

                MRS. JOHN  S.  ANDREWS 

Canandaigua, June 11, Mrs. Amanda Davis Andrews, 77, wife of John S. Andrews, died today. Besides her husband, she leaves three sons and one daughter. Albert A. Andrews of Potsdam, Melvin Andrews of Rochester, Arthur A. Andrews and Miss Mildred Andrews of Canandaigua. Funeral from the home Thursday.

                Albert Willard6 Andrews    was born May 22,  1884.

                    ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  June 4, 1909

 Albert Andrews, who recently graduated from Boston Institute of Technology will be the weekend guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John S. Andrews, Dungan Street.

Maurice W.9 Andrews

Maurice died December 02, 1993 Canandaigua, New York, at 96 years of age.

Maurice W. Andrews Sr., of Lima, died yesterday, December 2, 1993, at Thompson Memorial Hospital in Canandaigua. He was 96.  Mr. Andrews, the son of the William Royal Andrews, and Irene Bliss Andrews, was born May 30, 1897 in Bristol, and was owner and operator of Hayes and Andrews Automobile Dealership in Lima, until his retirement in 1975.

He was an active member of the Lima Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and trustee and was past master of the Masonic Eagle Lodge 619 F and AM in Honeoye. Surviving are his daughter, Alice Porter of Rochester, two granddaughters, Pamela and Kimberly Porter, a niece Irene Gladding, and a nephew, Irwin Hicks.  

He was predeceased by his first wife, Edith Reed, by his second wife, Dahlia Pierce, and his son, Maurice W. Andrews, Jr.    Burial in Andrews Cemetery in Bristol. His body was interred 1993 Canandaigua, New York, Andrews Cemetery. 


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