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John1 Baker  had the following child:

Emma Margaret2 Baker    She married Olin Edgar McCallum Geneva, New York, December 06, 1916.

 GENEVA DAILY TIMES  Thursday December 07, 1916 

 WEDDING     Baker -  McCallum                      

At the North Presbyterian church last evening took place the marriage of Emma Margaret Baker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Baker, of Geneva, to Olin Edgar McCallum, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. McCallum of Oaks Corners. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. David H. Craver, the ring service being used. The young couple were attended by Miss Olive Baker, sister of the bride, and Joseph McCallum, brother of the groom.

 The bride wore a suit of blue chiffon broadcloth, with white hat and veil. The bridesmaid wore a suit of blue serge with a black hat. Mr. and Mrs. McCallum left amid a shower of rice on the train for a wedding trip to Rochester, Buffalo and other points. After December 15th they will be at 23 Godelle Terrace. Among the prenuptial events was a china shower given by Miss Glenora McCallum, and a variety shower by Miss Olive Baker.  

Louise M. Baker was born New York City, New York July 12, 1872.  Louise died May 27, 1942 Lyons, New York, at 69 years of age.



 Lyons -    Mrs. Louise Nellis, 69, widow of Byron Nellis, died Wednesday night, May 27, 1942, after a long illness.   She was born in New York City, the daughter of Jacob Baker, July 12, 1872, and came to Lyons to live when a girl.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Augusta Rockwell of Indiana, Mrs. Richard Kleinhenz of Lyons, and Mrs. B. Grendeau of Rochester, four sons, Byron, a patient in a veterans hospital, Raymond and Deo Nellis of Lyons, and Harold Nellis of Newark, two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Baker of Lyons, and Mrs. Katherine Brock of Newark, also 14 grandchildren.  The funeral will be held today in the home of the daughter, Mrs. Kleinhenz, 50 Montezuma Street, with the Rev. Norman W. Ross of the Broad St. Lutheran Church officiating. Her body was interred 1942 Lyons, New York, Lyons Rural Cemetery.

                She married Byron Nathan Sr. Nellis .     Byron was born in Saint Johnsville, Montgomery Co., New York January 13, 1867.  Byron was the son of Nathan Nellis and Mary Margaret Bauder .  Byron died October 20, 1939 Lyons, New York, at 72 years of age.

  ROCHESTER  DEMOCRAT  and CHRONICLE  October 22, 1939

  BYRON NELLIS                   

 Lyons Byron Nellis, 72, for 47 years an engineer with the New York Central Railroad until his retirement four years ago, died in Lyons Hospital Friday night after a brief illness.

Born in St. Johnsville, Mr. Nellis also worked for the railroad in Geneva and DeWitt.  He leaves his widow, Louise Nellis, three daughters, Mrs. Bernard Gendreau, Rochester, Mrs. Richard Kleinhenz, Canandaigua, and Mrs. Robert Rockwell, Winter Haven, Fla., four sons, Byron, Raymond, and Deo Nellis, Lyons, and Harold Nellis, Newark, three brothers, Bruce, St. Johnsville, Charles, Little Falls, and Ernest Nellis, Philadelphia, and three sisters, Mrs. William Montgomery, Orville, Mrs. Daniel Ruller, Buffalo, and Mrs. Elmer Walwrath, Syracuse. The Rev. Norman W.  Ross, First Lutheran Church will conduct services in 19 Jackson St, with burial here.

His body was interred 1939 Lyons, New York, Lyons Rural Cemetery. 

William Bales and Elizabeth had the following child:

Anne M.2 Bales was born Devonshire, England August 1815.  Anne died December 30, 1899 Canandaigua, New York, at 84 years of age[1]    Canandaigua City clerk office record number 1332.The death record shows her father to be William Ells, of England. It also states she was a widow, and came to the US 33 years ago.


Mrs. Anne M. Rannie died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Alexander Grieve, Chapin Street on Saturday after an illness of 10 weeks. Mrs. Rannie was born in Devonshire, England 84 years ago. She had been in this country about 33 years.   Two daughters survive her, Mrs. Alexander Grieve and Mrs. W. M. Smith, Gorham Street.

  Her death record shows her father to be William Ells, but her grave marker shows Bales as a surname.

  ONTARIO  COUNTY  JOURNAL January 5, 1900

 DIED -   RANNIE At Canandaigua, December 30, 1899, Mrs. Anne M. Rannie, widow of John Rannie, aged 84 years and 4 months. Her body was interred 1899 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.

She married John Rannie .   John was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland 1815.[ii]  John died February 20, 1887 in Palmyra, New York, at 71 years of age.    ii]. This is on his grave marker, A native of Aberdeenshire, Scotland.


                 OBITUARY   -   RANNIE

Mr. John Rannie, an old and well known citizen of Palmyra, dropped dead at the Cumming House in that place on Sunday evening at about nine o'clock.  Mr. Rannie had been in his usual health, although he sustained a severe fall on the icy pavements about two weeks ago.

                     ALSO  SAME  PAPER 

  DIED -   RANNIE    In Palmyra, Feb. 20, 1887, John Rannie, aged 73 years.

  His body was interred 1887 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.  

Lena Louise Ball was born Jerusalem, New York February 16, 1926.  Her body was interred Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.  She married Albert Francis Jr. Hanley Canandaigua, New York, June 24, 1944.  Married in St. Mary's Church.



 In St. Mary's Catholic Church, Saturday morning, June 15, 1944, took place the wedding of Miss Lena Louise Ball, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William G. Alexander of Waterloo, formerly of Canandaigua, and Private Albert F. Hanley, Jr., USA, Camp Clairborne, Louisiana, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert F. Hanley of South Mains Street. The Rev. J. M. O'Beirne, assistant pastor, performing the ceremony.

Attendants were Miss Liza E. Ball, Waterloo, twin sister of the bride, Miss Dorothy Felelys, of Seneca Falls, and Miss Genevieve Erdle, Rochester, and Albert F. Hanley, Sr., father of the bridegroom, Charles J. Cowan and Robert Hanley.  Following the ceremony a reception to about 50 guests was held at the home of the bridegroom's parents.

 After a brief wedding trip, Private Hanley will return to camp and his bride will remain in Waterloo. Both are graduates of Canandaigua Academy.

   Albert was born Canandaigua, New York July 28, 1925. 

           ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  WED July 29, 1925  Page  4  Col  4

 BIRTH  -   Hanley at Memorial hospital, July 28, 1925 to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hanley, South main Street, a son. 

   October 20, 1946.  At 24 years of age Albert became the father of Nancy Lee Hanley Canandaigua, New York, July 28, 1949. 

          ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL August 5, 1949  PAGE                           

  BIRTHS     HANLEY      At  F. F. Thompson Hospital, July 28, 1949, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Albert F. Hanley Jr., of South Main Street.

David P. Bancroft and Phebe had the following child:

  Anna Caroline2 Bancroft was born 1857.  She married Ellis B. Dr. Sayre ,  West Bloomfield, New York, June 27, 1882.

       ONTARIO  COUNTY  JOURNAL  July 7, 1882    PAGE  2

                 MARRIED      SAYREBANCROFT

 At the home of the bride's parents in West Bloomfield, June 27, 1882, by Rev. D. E. Blaine, Ellis B. Sayre, M. D., of Allen's Hill, to Miss Anna C. Bancroft of West Bloomfield. 

 Pauline E. Barber was born Canandaigua, New York September 24, 1907.  Pauline died September 28, 1996 Canandaigua, New York, at 89 years.   She married Edward Custer McCarthy, Canandaigua, New York, August 01, 1934.[i][1]. Canandaigua City clerk office record number 29. In the presence of Thomas D. Kennedy and Mrs. John D. Cotton. It lists his address at 201 Center Street, he is aged 26, a mec hanic, born Canandaigua. His father is listed as Florance McCarthy, US, and mother Helen Morrisey, US. Pauline E. Barber, listed at 216 Center Street, age 26 years, a teacher, born Canandaigua, father, Homer E. Barber, US, and mother Ada A. Hotchkiss, US.



                          Mc CARTHYBARBER 

In St. Mary's rectory Thursday morning took place the marriage of Miss Pauline E. Barber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer E. Barber, and Edward C. McCarthy, son of Mrs. Helen F. McCarthy, all of this city.  The Rev. Michael C. Wall, rector, performed the ceremony.  

The bride who was attended by her sister, Mrs. John D. Cotton, wore a navy blue and white ensemble with matching accessories.  She carried a shower bouquet of white roses.  Mrs. Cotton wore an ensemble of pale orange plaid organza with white accessories.  She carried yellow  gladiolas.  Thomas D. Kennedy acted as best man.  

A wedding breakfast was served in Wenna Kenna, East Lake Shore.  The bride is a graduate of Canandaigua Academy, class of 25, and Cortland Normal School, class of 29.  For two years after her graduation she taught in the Geneva schools, and for the past four years has been an instructor in the city schools. Mr. McCarthy attended the Academy, and is employed at Hanley's garage.  After a short trip, Mr. and Mrs. McCarthy will reside for the present with the groom's mother in Center Street.  

                                Edward Mc Carthy  was born Canandaigua, New York August 22, 1907.

 ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Wed. August 28, 1907 


At Canandaigua, Aug. 22, 1907, to Mr. and Mrs. Florence McCarthy, Tillotson St. a son.    Edward was the son of Florence J. McCarthy and Helen Frances Morrissey .  Edward died January 27, 1985 Canandaigua, New York, at 77 years of age.

                   ROCHESTER  DEMOCRAT  and CHRONICLE 

                                 MCCARTHY, EDWARD C.

  Canandaigua - Edward McCarthy, aged 77, of North Main Street, died January 27, 1985 at Elm Manor Nursing Home.

Survived by his wife, Pauline Barber McCarthy, 2 daughters, Mrs. Carl Carol Cimino of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Emmet Ellen Monaghan of Walnut Creek, Ca., 5 grandchildren.   Prayer service will be held at the Kennedy and son Funeral Home, 13 Bristol St, Canandaigua, followed by a Mass at St. Mary's Church.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

  At 27 years of age Edward became the father of Carol McCarthy, Canandaigua, NY, March 10, 1935.


BIRTH  -   Mc CARTHY   At Memorial Hospital, March 10, 1935, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Edward McCarthy, Center St.                                    

Ralph H.2 Barber was born February 14, 1918.  Ralph died September 23, 1988 Rochester, New York, at 70 years of age. 


  Services today for businessman Ralph Barber

CANANDAIGUA   -  Services were held today at the Kennedy and Son Funeral Home for Canandaigua businessman Ralph H. Barber, who died Friday, September 23, at Rochester General Hospital.  Mr. Barber, 70, lives on West Lake Road. Mr. Barber owned and operated H. E. Barber and Son Plumbing and Heating Co. on Coach Street, which was founded by his father in 1911. 

 "He was a great guy who  loved to play golf and to hunt", said Raymond Read, former owner of West Side Electric Shop in Cheshire, who said he knew Mr. Barber for 50 years.  We were in the same business but we were friendly competitors, and we played a lot of golf together.

 Mr. Barber was a graduate of Canandaigua Academy and attended Syracuse University.  He was a member of the Baptist Congregation of the United Church, the Kiwanis and Elks clubs, the Mutual Hook and Ladder Co., Canandaigua Country Club, and Ducks Unlimited.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret C. Barber, two sons, Don Gary, of Westchester, Pa., and Daniel R. Barber, of Williamsburg, Va., a step daughter, Bonita Mincer of Canandaigua, three sisters, Gertrude Brahm, and Pauline McCarthy, both of Canandaigua, and Janis Foland Rodriguez, of Las Vegas, Nev., and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.



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