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Lyle Rockwell2 Arnold was born Southwick, MA September 07, 1902. Lyle died January 01, 1964 Canandaigua, New York, at 61 years of age. 


DEATH -   Lyle R. Arnold, 61, of Canandaigua, dairy farmer and former Vice President of the Ontario County Agriculture Society, yesterday, father of Mrs. Joseph DeSantis of Rochester.

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Lyle R. Arnold, age 61, January 1, 1964, of North Road, Canandaigua. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Esther Andrews Arnold, four daughters, Mrs. Joseph DeSantis of Rochester, Miss Gail L Arnold of Milwaukee, Wis., Miss Carol M. Arnold of Jamaica, LI, and Mrs. Peter Hurlbutt of Canandaigua, one brother, Wesley C. Arnold of Canandaigua, and one sister, Mrs. Fred Yerkes, of Canandaigua, also five grandchildren. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua.  

                           He married Esther Elizabeth Andrews Canandaigua, New York, September 08, 1928.  

 ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL      Fri. September 14, 1928 PAGE 1  COL 5

           MARRIED              ARNOLD - ANDREWS

Lyle R. Arnold, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Arnold of Canandaigua, were married by Rev George E. Finlay at the Baptist parsonage on Saturday and the attendants were Frank A. Andrews and Miss Mary R. Andrews, brother and sister of the bride. The groom was graduated from Cornell University in 1927 and is associated with his father in the dairy business.

His bride was graduated from Canandaigua Academy, class of 23, and from the Canandaigua teacher's training class and has taught three years in rural schools. She will enter Brockport Normal to continue a teacher's course.  

 ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES September 12, 1928


At the Baptist parsonage in West Gibson Street Saturday afternoon, took place the marriage of Miss Esther Elizabeth Andrews, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Andrews of Canandaigua, and Lyle R. Arnold, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Arnold, also of Canandaigua. Rev. George E. Finlay performed the ceremony and the attendants were Miss Mary R. Andrews and Frank A. Andrews, sister and brother of the bride. 

The groom is associated with his father in the dairy farming business having been graduated from Cornell in 1927.  His bride is a graduate of Canandaigua Academy, 1923, the Teachers' Training class 1924, and taught in the rural schools for three years. She plans to enter Brockport Normal School this month to continue a teacher's course. 

  ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES            September 12, 1928  


At Canandaigua Sept. 8, 1928, Miss Esther Elizabeth Andrews and Lyle R. Arnold, both of Canandaigua.

Esther was born Canandaigua, New York October 03, 1906.  Esther was the daughter of Arthur Andrews and Helen Lydia VanGelder .  Esther died September 25, 1989 Canandaigua, New York, at 82 years of age. 



Canandaigua  -  Died September 25, 1989.  Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Joseph June DeSantis of Rochester, NY, Gail L. Arnold of Cleveland, Ohio, Carol M. Arnold of Springfield, Virginia, and Mrs. Peter Grace Hurlbutt of Canandaigua, NY, 1 sister, Mary Gehres of Kings Park, NY, sister-in-law, Mrs. Frank Andrews, of Canandaigua, 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. 

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Canandaigua, former office Manager of the Credit Union at the Canandaigua Veteran's Hospital, and a member of the following, Daughter's of the American Revolution, Daughter's of the American Colonists and the Colonial Dames.  There will be no prior calling hours. Memorial service in First United Methodist Church. 

Victor  Aronson  was born 1916.  Victor died February 10, 1990 Canandaigua, New York, at 73 years of age.  


Victor Aronson, distinguished himself in Canandaigua through much more than his duties as manager of the Norma Shop. He was known by many as a community leader who loved to work for his city.  Mr. Aronson, 74, died Saturday at Thompson Hospital.  Bernard Shenkman, who was chief executive officer of Shenkman's Inc, a Canandaigua clothing store, for many years, remembered Mr. Aronson not only as a business partner and brother-in-law, but as a lifelong friend.  "He was one of my best friends besides being my brother-in-law", Shenkman said. He was a great guy. He did good things for the community.  Community service was an important area of Mr. Aronson's life, according to some of his friends in Canandaigua. He was involved in American Legion, Kiwanis Club, Merrill Hose and the Chamber of Commerce, of which he was president in 1975.


Canandaigua businessman Victor Aronson of 1126 West Lake Road, died Saturday, Feb 10, at Thompson Hospital. Mr. Aronson, 74, was a partner in Shenkman Inc. Clothing Store on South Main Street from 1945 until his retirement in 1975. He attended Cornell University and was past president of the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce.   He was a member of the Canandaigua Kiwanis Club, Canandaigua Country Club, Merrill Hose, and the Canandaigua American Legion. He was also a member of the Canandaigua Elks Club and Temple Beth El in Geneva.

Surviving are his wife, Norma Shenkman Aronson, two brothers, Norman Aronson of Stuart, Fla., and Robert Aronson of Long Island, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Marc Aronson. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Geneva. 

                       He married Norma Shenkman 1942. Norma was born Canandaigua, New York 1922.  Norma was the daughter of Louis Nathan Shenkman and Sarah.  Norma died October 23, 1996 Canandaigua, New York, at 74 years of age.


 Norma Aronson, 75, of 190 Parrish Street,  died Wednesday, October 23, 1996 at her home.  A native of Canandaigua, Mrs. Aronson was associated with her family's clothing businesses, Shenkman's, The Norma Shop, and Davidson's Shoes, on South Main Street.

 She was an avid bridge player and she and her late husband, Victor, owned several thoroughbred race horses. Mrs. Aronson was a member of several community organizations including the Granger Homestead, Sonnenberg Gardens, and the Thompson Hospital Guild.

 The widow of Victor Aronson, who died in 1990, she is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Bernard and Henrietta Shenkman of Canandaigua and Naples Fla., several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by a son Marc.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Geneva. 

Peter Atwater and Olive Penoyer  had the following child:

Ruth2 Atwater   was born Cheshire, New York March 13, 1807.  Ruth died May 17, 1889 Canandaigua, New  York, at 82 years of age

              ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  May 24, 1889

 ELLIS  - At the home of her son, Albion Ellis in Canandaigua, on Friday, May 17, 1889, Mrs. Ruth A. Ellis, relict of the late William H. Ellis, aged 82 years, 2 months and four days. She married William H. Ellis in Canandaigua, New York, March 1826. 

     ONTARIO COUNTY REPOSITORY April 5, 1826   ( It shows her name as Atwell.)

William was born in Verona, Oneida County, New York November 27, 1802.  William was the son of Fisher Ellis and Lucy White .  William died December 26, 1885 Canandaigua, New York, at 83 years of age.  In this town, December 25, 1885, William H. Ellis, aged 83 years.     

The subject of the above sketch was born in the town of Verona, Oneida County, in this state, November 27, 1802, where he resided with his parents until he was fourteen years old, when he went to Rome, Oneida County and lived one year with his uncle, Stephen White. In the winter of 1817- 1818 he came with his father's family to this town, locating near Cheshire. From that time until he was twenty years old he worked with his father at the carpenter trade.

 At the age of twenty, having bought the last year of his minority of his father, he commenced business on his own account as a building contractor. In 1828, having previously married, he moved into this village, and for many years was known as one of the most prominent business men of the place. In early life not withstanding his limited means for obtaining an education, he qualified himself to teach a common school, and was thus engaged for four winters, when it was the custom to board around and when 2 dollars per month was considered ample compensation for the services rendered. He was also elected School Inspector and served in that capacity for a number of years.

Captain Ellis was married in 1826 to Miss Ruth Atwell, with whom he has lived lovingly and happily for more than half a century. He derived his military title from a Captain's commission bearing the signature of Gov. DeWitt Clinton. In politics, Capt. Ellis was first an Anti Mason, then a Whig, and finally a Republican. He was always active in the support of his political views, and it was at one time said of him by the late Nicholas G. Cheseboro, that he had more influence and controlled more votes than any other man in the county.

Capt. Ellis was an honest man and good citizen, a kind husband and father, and an obliging neighbor. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, and sustained the character of a sincere, consistent Christian. He was the father of eleven children. Of these only five remain, four men and one daughter, who with their aged mother mourn his loss.


    Death -  ELLIS -  In Canandaigua, December 25, 1885, William H. Ellis, aged 83 years. 


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