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S. - W. ANDREWS
was born Canandaigua, New York
August 09,1793. His obituary states
that he was born in 1795. Smedley
died January 25, 1882 in Bloods, New York,
at 88 years of age.
THE NAPLES RECORD January 27, 1882
Mr. Smedley Andruss, of Cohocton, the father of Mrs. Millard of
this village, died quite suddenly yesterday morning, at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Solomon Woodward. The funeral is today.
NAPLES NEOPOLITAN January 26, 1882
Smedley Andrus, residing with his daughter, Mrs. E. Woodard, was
taken dangerously ill with pneumonia on Saturday last. Dr. Woodard, who
was immediately called, has been in almost constant attendance. At this writing
the old gentleman is some better. Fears are entertained lest his great age, 87
years, and extreme debility preclude recovery.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday February
Death of Smedley Andurs
The Bloods Correspondent of the Neopolitan says:
Andurs, one of the oldest and most noted citizens of this place, who
recently departed this life at the advanced age of 87 years, was born at
Canandaigua in 1795.
was educated at the old academy of the same place, and after acquiring a
preliminary education, commenced the study of law and was about to be admitted
to the bar when the war of 1812 broke out
Andurs being then a strong and vigorous boy and full of patriotic zeal, he
was one of the first to enlist in the service. He also drove the first load of
provisions from Canandaigua to Buffalo, where the army was then contesting.
He served the life of a brave soldier, many times being the last man to
retreat. After the war he came back
to his father's home, and at the age of 23 years was married to Sally Drake.
then for himself, laboring with the disadvantages of those days and disturbed by
the howling of wolves and other animals. After all this, acquiring a good
fortune, and being blessed with eleven children, nine of whom are left to mourn
the loss of their aged father.
The Death Record information obtained from Cohocton records office is as
Andrews, Born Canandaigua, August 20, 1794, Farmer, Died January 24, 1882,
Bloods, explained as being in Atlanta, Father listed as Samuel, and his
mother is listed as Soliloe Conn or Corn. This informant was listed as C.
H. Woodard. His age was shown to be 87 years, 5 Mos, 4 Das. His
body was interred 1882 in North Cohocton,
New York, Old Clearview Cemetery.
December 01, 1816. Sarah
was born 1796.
Sarah was the daughter of Lt. Samuel Drake
and Eunice Carpenter
died June 17, 1880 in North Cohocton,
New York, at 83 years of age.
- Mrs. Sally Andrews, wife of Smedley Andrews, died at her
home about two miles west of this village, Thursday June 17th. She had been in
poor health for some months for the past few weeks very low, and therefore her
death not unexpected. Her disease was dropsy of the heart. Funeral Saturday,
June the 19th from the house, her late residence. Sermon by Rev. S. T. Dean from
words of her own selection.
Her remains rest in the family grounds, beside her relatives, in the cemetery at North Cohocton. She was born at Newtown, now Naples, in the year 1796, consequently at her death was 84 years old. Her maiden name was Drake. She married Smedley Andrews in 1816 at the age of 19, who still survives her. She was the mother of eleven children, nine of whom are still living, all of whom occupy useful and honorable positions in society.
joined the Methodist church when only twenty three years old, since which the
long period of sixty one years has lived a devoted Christian life. She fulfilled
well all the relations of life. A good woman has departed, deeply mourned not
only by relatives, but a large circle of friends and acquaintance.
The NAPLES RECORD
Sarah Andrews, mother of Mrs. M. Monier of this village, died at her
residence, near Blood's Depot, on Thursday, June 17th, at the advanced age of
83. Mrs. Andrews was one of the oldest residents of that vicinity, and
very highly esteemed by all who knew her.
sixty years she had been a faithful, consistent Christian, and dying, as she
did, in the full possession of her faculties, she manifested a perfect
willingness, rejoicing even, to commit herself to her Savior's keeping. To her,
death was a welcome guest, and she has entered upon her rest.
All of her daughters now living, five in number, were present at her funeral, which took place on Saturday, June 19, Rev. Mr. Dean of Bloods, officiating, of whose church she was a member. Her husband still lives to mourn his loss, as well as a large circle of relatives and friends.
Margaret Andrews was born January 11, 1820. Margaret died February 05, 1903 Naples, New York, at 83 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL
February 6, 1903
B. F. Millard died at her home in Naples yesterday afternoon as the result
of a paralytic stroke suffered on Saturday evening. She was 83 years of age.
Her daughters, Mrs. H. C. Fiske, of Buffalo, Mrs. Margaret
Young, of Long Island, and Mrs. Adelaide Monier, of this town, were
with her. She had suffered many
years with rheumatism.
the daughters mentioned, deceased is survived by her husband, Rev. B. F.
Millard, and one son, James Monier, of Naples.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL February 13, 1903 PAGE 4 COL 6
NAPLES - Mrs. Margaret Millard, whose funeral was held from her late home on Saturday, was a woman of great prominence in this vicinity. Her ability, courtesy and benevolence were evidences of her fine character.
was left by her first husband, the late James L. Monier, in charge of
large possessions, and developed remarkable ability as a business woman.
But these cares did not close her heart to the needs of others, or the
demands of the many benevolent and religious societies and schemes of which she
was among the foremost helpers in Naples.
had been for sixty years a great worker in the Presbyterian church, and for 18
years was the wife and able counselor of its honored pastor. Her birth place was
Canandaigua. She was married at the age of 20, and for 63 years had presided
over the home which she died.
married twice. She
06, 1842. Page 281 in the book
Steuben County Newspapers Marriages, shows both to be of Naples, NY.
Samuel4 Andrews was born September 27, 1816. Samuel died March 09, 1854 in Seneca, at 37 years of age.
Newspaper dated April 6,1854 Samuel Andrews, aged 39 years, Seneca.
1841. ONTARIO MESSENGER November 1843 on the 10th or 11th.
Harris Jr. was
born April 16, 1817. Harris
died November 25, 1892 Canandaigua, New
York, at 75 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL December
2, 1892 PAGE
2 COL 6
Andrews in Canandaigua,
November 25, 1892, Harris Andrews aged 75 years and 7 months.
Also on PAGE 3 COL
Andrews died last Saturday at his residence on Wood Street. The funeral took
place Monday. Mr. Andrews was born in this neighborhood and spent his
life of 75 years here. For years he managed a farm in Hopewell and only gave it
up in old age to come to Canandaigua to reside.
men were more generally known in this and neighboring places than was Mr.
body was interred 1892 Canandaigua, New
York, West Avenue Cemetery. (Picture
of grave taken.)
was born Troy, New York June 11,
Mary died February 21, 1917 Canandaigua, New
York, at 91 years of age.[i]
Canandaigua City Clerk office record. The record states that she was 91 years 8
mos. and 10 days old.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday February 23, 1917 PAGE 5 COL 4
Andrews at Canandaigua, February 21, 1917, Mrs. Mary Jane Andrews,
aged 91 years.
Also on same page COL
ANDREWS - The death of Mrs. Mary Jane Andrews occurred at her home on West Gibson Street on Wednesday PM following a long illness. She was born in Troy, June 11, 1825 and had resided in Canandaigua the past 25 years.
There survive two daughters and one son, Mrs. Margaret LeRoy of Akron, Ohio, Mrs. S. E. Case and Charles H. Andrews of Canandaigua, also two sisters, Mrs. C. B. Anderson, and Miss Helen Lamport, of Canandaigua, six grand and 3 great grand children. Funeral services will be held at the home tomorrow afternoon at 3 PM. Rev. Guy L. Morrill will officiate. Interment at West Avenue Cemetery.
was born Canandaigua, New York April 24, 1934.
Hemarried Donna Lou Hanley Canandaigua, New York, September 05, 1953.
Donnawas born Canandaigua, New York December 04, 1933.
DECEMBER 8 1933 NEWSPAPER PAGE 8
BIRTHS - At Memorial Hospital
December 4, 1933 a daughter to
Mr. And Mrs. R. Milton Hanley North Main Street.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 8, 1933 NEWSPAPER PAGE 8 Column 6
BIRTHS - HANLEY - At
Memorial hospital, December 4, 1933,
to Mr. And Mrs. R. Milton
Hanley, North Main Street, a daughter.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wed.
July 24, 1895 PAGE 2
ANDREWS - BLISS
In Bristol, July 17, 1895, by Rev. Mr. Chatfield, William R. Andrews
and Miss Irene C. Bliss, both of Bristol.
was born July 30, 1861.
Irene was the daughter of Philenzo Payne Jr. Bliss
and Catherine Louise Totman
died June 29, 1925 Bristol, New
York, at 63 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wed.
July 1, 1925 PAGE 8
DEATHS - ANDREWS
At Bristol, June 29, 1925, Mrs. William Andrews, aged 63 years.
TIMES July 8, 1925
BRISTOL VALLEY - The
funeral of Mrs. Irene Bliss Andrews, wife of William R. Andrews,
was held from the home on Wednesday afternoon. Her death occurred the previous
Monday after a long illness.
was the oldest daughter of Philenzo and Katherine Totman Bliss, born in
Missouri 63 years ago. When a child she moved with them to this town where her
life was spent. Two children were born to them, Maurice, who lives at
home, and Malvina, wife of Irwin Hicks of Cheshire.
She is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Winifred Flanders, Mrs. Alfred Henish of this place, and Mrs. John Wilder of Cleveland, two brothers, Gooding H. Bliss of Shortsville, and Lester Bliss of Canandaigua town. There were many beautiful floral tributes. Interment made in Andrews Cemetery.
Bristol, New York August 06, 1898. Malvina
09, 1941 Holcomb, New York, at 42 years of age.
Mrs. Irwin S. Hicks Mrs. Malvina Andrews Hicks, 42, wife of Irwin
S. Hicks, of Holcomb, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1941, following a major operation
four weeks earlier.
Mrs. Hicks was born in Bristol, August 6, 1898, daughter
of William R. and Irene Bliss Andrews. Besides her husband, she leaves a
son and daughter, Irwin M. Hicks and Irene Caroline Hicks, Bristol, and
one brother, Maurice Andrews of Lima. Her
interred 1941 Canandaigua, New York, Andrews Cemetery.
Hill, New York, August 21, 1924.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL MARRIAGE
ANDREWS - HICKS
At Baptist Hill, August 21, 1924, Miss Melvina Andrews of Bristol, and Irwin S. Hicks, of Canandaigua town.
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