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William Howard2 Brizee  was born South Lima, New York August 03, 1890.  He married Clara May Engert Canandaigua, New York, June 17, 1912.   

   ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday June 28, 1912  Page  5

               MARRIED       BRIZEE  -  ENGERT

 At Canandaigua, June 17, 1912, William H. Brizee of Macedon, and Miss Clara Engert, of Canandaigua.


Caleb2 Brockelbank  was born Canandaigua, New York November 10, 1825.  Death record states his age at death as 76 years 9 months and 14 days. Caleb died August 24, 1902 Canandaigua, New York, at 76 years of age.

         ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri. August 29, 1902  PAGE  2  COL 5

Early Sunday morning occurred the death of Caleb Brockelbank at his home on Bristol Street. He had been in poor health for some time, and three weeks ago suffered a stroke of paralysis, since which time he had failed rapidly. Deceased was nearly 77 years of age and had always lived in this town, where his industrious and upright life was known and appreciated by all who had dealings with him. By trade he was a mechanic and for some years past had conducted a copper shop.

Besides his wife he leaves four daughters and two sons, Mrs. E. W. Johnson, Misses Flora and Blanche Brockelbank, and Charles Brockelbank, of this village, and Miss Lillian Brockelbank of New Haven, Conn., and Alton of Sherman. Burial in West Avenue Cemetery

His body was interred 1902 Canandaigua, New York, West Avenue Cemetery.  

                   He married twice.  He married 1st   Martha Ferrin February 18, 1855.  Martha was born September 04, 1838.  Martha was the daughter of Shubael Ferrin and Marilla Jones .  Martha died May 30, 1858 at 19 years of age.

He married 2nd   Maria Outhouse Canandaigua, New York, December 21, 1859.  The Ontario County Journal gave a marriage date of December 21, 1859.  

                        ONTARIO REPUBLICAN TIMES December 30, 1859

                                Marriage -  Caleb Brockelbank to M. Outhouse.

Maria was born Peekskill, New York September 25, 1838.  Maria was the daughter of William Outhouse and Rebecca.  Maria died March 25, 1916 Canandaigua, New York, at 77 years of age.   

                 ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday March 31, 1916  PAGE  1  COL 5

BROCKELBANK -   The death of Maria Outhouse Brockelbank, widow of Caleb Brockelbank, occurred at her home on Bristol Street on Saturday afternoon after a long illness.  She was born in Peekskill on September 25, 1838, daughter of William and Rebecca Outhouse.  

On December 21, 1859 she married Caleb Brockelbank who died August 24, 1902. There survive four daughters, Mrs. Edward W. Johnson, Miss Flora Brockelbank, and Mrs Clair L. Morey, all of Canandaigua, and Miss Lillian Brockelbank of New Haven, Conn, and one son, Charles H. Brockelbank of Canandaigua, one brother Horace Outhouse of the town of Canandaigua. Rev. C. M. Eddy officiated at the funeral services which were held Tuesday afternoon.   Her body was interred 1916 Canandaigua, New York, West Avenue Cemetery.


Flora R. Brockelbank was born Canandaigua, New York August 26, 1868. Flora died August 30, 1937 Canandaigua, New York, at 69 years of age.

                   ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday September 3, 1937

BROCKELBANK Funeral services for Miss Flora Brockelbank, 69, who died in the Health Home, Monday, following a long illness, were held from the home of Charles Brockelbank, Howell Street, Thursday afternoon.  The Rev. Hardy Lumb officiated and interment was made in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 Miss Brockelbank is survived by two sisters, Mrs. E. W. Johnson, and Mrs. Blanche B. Morey, and one brother, Charles Brockelbank, all of Canandaigua.

Blanch M. Brockelbank   was born New York 1876.  Blanch died 1954 at 78 years of age.  Her body was interred 1954 Canandaigua, New York, West Avenue Cemetery.

 She married Clair Leslie Morey August 10, 1905. 

                          ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday Aug. 18, 1905

                        MARRIED         MOREYBROCKELBANK 

 At Canandaigua, August 10, 1905, Clair L. Morey and Miss Blanche M. Brockelbank, both of Canandaigua.

                        ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL March 22, 1946

PEOPLE  YOU  KNOW -   Mrs. Blanche B. Morey, Park Avenue, spent the weekend with her son, John R. Morey, and family in Rochester. 

                         Clair Morey was born New York February 20, 1879.  Clair was the son of Oren E. Morey and Nettie .  He married  2nd Dorothy S. Dibble Auburn, New York, January 08, 1936. 

                       ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday January 10, 1936

                         WEDDING   BELLS         MOREY  -  DIBBLE 

Clair L. Morey and Mrs. Dorothy S. Dibble were married Wednesday afternoon in the Supreme Court Chambers in Auburn by Justice Benjamin B. Cunningham of Rochester. Witnesses were Louis B. Freer of Rochester, formerly of Canandaigua, and Miss Dorothy Emerson of Auburn.

Mr. and Mrs. Morey leave today for a two week's trip to Florida. Upon their return they will reside at 216 Chapin Street until Spring, when they will remove to their lake shore cottage.

                                    Clair died June 17, 1945 Canandaigua, New York, at 66 years of age.   

                                 ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL June 22, 1945

                                         Clair L. Morey   Well Known Lawyer  Called by  Death

Clair L. Morey, well known Canandaigua attorney, died Sunday, June 17, 1945, in Clifton Springs Sanitarium where he had been a patient for a week.  A practicing attorney in this city for 40 years, Mr. Morey was a member of the Ontario County Bar Association and was active in fraternal orders.

 He was a past master of Canandaigua Masonic Lodge, a past district deputy grand master of Ontario, Yates and Seneca Association, and past commander of Zenobia Commandery, Knights Templar, Palmyra. 

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Dibble Morey, Gooding's Point, three sons, John R. Morey of Rochester, Robert H. Morey of Canandaigua, and First Lieut. Milton B. Morey, a physician in medical service in the Pacific Theatre, and a daughter, Mrs. John A. Riegel of N Y City.  

      His body was interred 1945 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.


Charles H.3 Brockelbank was born Canandaigua, New York January 29, 1869.  Charles died October 24, 1962 Canandaigua, New York, at 93 years of age. 

DIED -   Charles H. Brockelbank, 93, of 44 Gorham Street, a lifelong resident of Canandaigua and former grocer here, died today at the Elm Manor Nursing Home following a long illness.

Mr. Brockelbank was born January 29, 1869. For many years he owned and operated a grocery store on Main Street. He was an enthusiastic gardener and was well known for his flowers and vegetables which he raised in his large garden t his former home on Howell Street for many years. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

He is survived by two sons, Rexford W. of Canandaigua, and Elliot F. of Springfield, NJ, two daughters, Mrs. Judson Pratt of Brooklyn, and Mrs. William B. Moore of New Haven, Conn, and several grandchildren. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery

              He married Mary Caroline Kingsbury Canandaigua, New York, April 19, 1893.

Mary was born Canandaigua, New York October 09, 1871.  Mary was the daughter of Sherman W. Kingsbury and Julia F. Jones.  Mary died June 16, 1958 Canandaigua, New York, at 86 years of age.

             Rites Today for Mrs. Brockelbank

  Mrs. Mary C. Brockelbank, 86, of 79 Howell Street, died Monday morning, June 16, 1958, at the Cowles Nursing Home after a long illness. A funeral service was held today at the Dhondt and Johnson Funeral Home.

 She was a lifelong resident of this community, born October 9, 1871, a daughter of Sherman and Sarah Kingsbury.  She was graduated with honors from Granger Place School with the class of 1889.

 In 1891 she was married to Charles H. Brockelbank of this city.  He was a grocer for 45 years before his retirement from active business and Mrs. Brockelbank assisted him in the store.  She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and for 40 years was church organist.

She was a 50 year member of the Canandaigua Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. William C. Moore, and Mrs. Judson B. Pratt, both of New York City, two  sons, Elliot F., Springfield, NJ, and Rexford H. of Canandaigua, five grandchildren, Miss Jean Brockelbank, Canandaigua, Miss Julie and John Brockelbank Princeton, NJ, Capt. John Allen, West Lake, La, and Mrs. Thomas Delaney of New Haven, Conn.


In the 1905 Ontario County Journal it said he opened a new store in the former Continental Bakery stand on Main, just South of Bristol Street in Canandaigua. Besides the full line of groceries, he will make a specialty of the Tuckerton sausage, hams and bacon, all made by him under an old recipe, and just about the most toothsome and delicacies imaginable. The Tuckerton grocery and market promises to fill every want.

Charles H. Brockelbank and Mary Caroline Kingsbury had the following children:

Dorothea Lynde4 Brockelbank  was born Canandaigua, New York February 25, 1894.  She married John Lee Allen Clifton Springs, New York, August 05, 1912.

          ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday August 9, 1912


The marriage of John Lee Allen formerly of Garrison on the Hudson, and Miss Dorothea Lynde Brockelbank of Canandaigua, took place on Monday evening, Rev. J. N. Sackett a retired pastor, performed the ceremony.

Mr. and Mrs. Allen will reside on Howell Street with the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Brockelbank. Mr. Allen is local salesman for the Overland Automobile Company.

                         ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Wed. August 7, 1912

                                               BROCKELBANK - ALLEN

The marriage of Miss Dorothea Lynde Brockelbank, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brockelbank, Howell Street, and Mr. John Lee Allen of Garrison, took place in Clifton Springs on Monday evening. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. F. Sackett.

Mr. and Mrs. Allen will reside with Mrs. Allen's parents. Mr. Allen is a salesman for the Overland Automobile Company.


Francis Elliott Brockelbank  was born Canandaigua, New York July 30, 1896.  Record found at Canandaigua City Clerk Office. He married Emma R. Hinchman Short Hills, New Jersey, September 10, 1926. 

   ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES September 15, 1926

 The marriage of Miss Emma R. Hinchman daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hinchman of Brooklyn, and Elliot Francis Brockelbank, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brockelbank of this city, took place at the summer home of the bride's parents in Short Hills, NJ on Saturday afternoon. Rev Charles C. Albertson, pastor of the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian church of Brooklyn, officiating.

Mrs. Charles James Schaefer of East Orange, NJ was matron of honor, and William R. Hinchman, brother of the bride acted as best man. A reception followed the ceremony, after which Mr. and Mrs. Brockelbank left for a short wedding trip. They will reside in Patterson NJ where the groom is connected with the P. W. Ferguson Construction company.

     Margaret Brockelbank was born Canandaigua, New York February 21, 1900.

                      ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL December 28, 1917

 Miss Margaret Brockelbank, who is taking a course in nursing at the Hahnemann hospital, New York City, returned on Wednesday evening after spending two days at her home on Howell Street.


Rexford W.4 Brockelbank  was born Canandaigua, New York March 16, 1906.  Birth record found at Canandaigua City Clerk Office. Rexford died May 10, 1990 Canandaigua, New York, at 84 years of age.


   Rexford W. Brocklebank -  CANANDAIGUA

Rexford W. Bing Brockelbank of West Lake Road died yesterday, May 10, at Thompson Hospital. He was 84.  Mr. Brockelbank was a lifelong resident of Canandaigua and president of the former E. R. Church Insurance Agency on South Main Street.

He was a US Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Merrill Hose Fire Department and the Canandaigua Country Club.  He was a former member of the Canandaigua Rotary Club.

Surviving are his wife, Janet Church Brockelbank, a daughter Mrs. Douglas Jean Simmons of Canandaigua, three grandchildren, three great grandchildren, a nephew and two nieces.

 He married Janet Church .  Janet was the daughter of E. Raymond Church and Jean Davidson .  Janet died October 01, 1991 Canandaigua, New York. 

 Janet C. Brockelbank CANANDAIGUA   

 Canandaigua resident Janet Church Brockelbank of West Lake Road, died today, October 1, at Thompson Hospital after a long illness. She was 78.   Mrs. Brockelbank was a graduate of Canandaigua Academy and Rochester Business Institute. She worked for several years for the former E.R. Church Insurance Agency in downtown Canandaigua, and was a member of the First Congregational Church and the Canandaigua Country Club.

 The widow of Rexford Brockelbank who died in 1990, she is survived by a daughter and son in law, Jean and Douglas G. Simmons of Canandaigua, three grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.  Kennedy Funeral Home, 13 Bristol St., burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

           Janet became the mother of Dau Brockelbank Canandaigua, New York, April 01, 1945.

                            ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday April 6, 1945 

                                             BIRTH  -   BROCKELBANK

 At F F Thompson Hospital April 1, 1945, a daughter to Sgt. and Mrs. Rexford W. Brockelbank, Gorham Street. Mrs. Brockelbank was Miss Janet Church. 

James F.1 Brooker had the following child:

Paul J.2 Brooker     He married Isabel G. Grieve Canandaigua, New York, August 03, 1946. 

                  ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday August 3, 1946

                            Isabel Grieve To Marry Paul Brooker Saturday 

The marriage of Miss Isabel Grieve, daughter of Mrs. Alexander Grieve, West Gibson Street, and the late Mr. Grieve, to Paul J. Brooker, son of Mr. and Mrs. James F. Brooker, Chapin Street, will take place Saturday morning in St. Mary's Church. 

George Grieve will give his sister in marriage and she will be attended by her sister, Miss Helen Grieve, as bridesmaid. Robert Brooker will be best man for his brother, and ushers will be Charles Haubner, his cousin, and Alexander Grieve, brother of the bride elect.

A wedding breakfast will be served to about 35 guests in the Canandaigua Hotel and in the afternoon a reception will be held in the Grieve home. The couple will then leave for a trip to Niagara Falls and Canada.

Both Miss Grieve and Mr. Brooker attended Canandaigua Academy, and she is a graduate of Schoenheidt School of Beauty Culture in Rochester. Mr. Brooker was recently discharged at Bainbridge, Md., after serving three years in the US Marine Corps.

John1 Brown  had the following child:

Margaret2 Brown    She married John L. Ryan.   John was born Little Falls, New York October 14, 1867.  John was the son of William Ryan and Margaret Casey .  John died March 20, 1917 Canandaigua, New York, at 49 years of age.[i]   i]. Canandaigua City clerk office record number 37 on Page 112, states he was married, and sold Real Estate. It stated that the informant was Mrs. John L. Ryan.

  THE  VICTOR  HERALD  March 23, 1917


Friends and relatives of John L. Ryan were inexpressibly shocked, Wednesday evening, when news came to them of his death that afternoon at his home in Canandaigua.  The circumstances of his death were particularly sad inasmuch as he was alone in his home when the summons of the Grim Reaper came to him.

Mrs. Ryan and a daughter left Canandaigua, Monday afternoon, to come to Victor that Mrs. Ryan might be with her aged mother, Mrs. John Brown, who has long been ill.   The older daughter, Edna, remained with her father.  On Wednesday morning he did not get up for breakfast but told her that he would wait upon himself in the matter of the meal, later on.

He had been in his usual health and did not complain of being ill.  When Mrs. Ryan returned home, Wednesday evening, she found the house locked. She at once sought out Miss Edna, who was to spend the night with a friend, but she had no key. Finally gaining entrance to the house, they were horrified to find that Mr. Ryan had passed out of this life in their absence. He lay in the bed much as they had left him in the morning.

John L. Ryan was born and grew to manhood in the town of Victor. He was about 49 years old. One of his earliest business ventures was the management of the Old Opera House Hotel, which he was conducting when it burned on Easter Sunday, 1898.

In October 1898, he entered into partnership with James H. Barry and they purchased the Victor Hotel property.  This partnership continued for three and one half years, at the expiration of which Mr. Ryan sold his interest and soon after went into business in Geneva.  Leaving Geneva, he moved to Rochester and from there to Canandaigua.

He had lately been successful as a real estate and automobile salesman.  Mr. Ryan was an excellent businessman and one who commanded the confidence of his associates.  Of quiet demeanor, he nevertheless dearly loved a good joke and many there are who remember with appreciation a bit of his dry humor which came their way. His friends in his home town were always glad to greet him on the occasions of his visits and will deeply regret his untimely death. 

Mr. Ryan is survived by his wife, and two daughters, the Misses Edna and Stella, three sisters, Mrs. Bernard Coniff of Rochester, and the Misses Catherine and Anna Ryan, who live on the homestead farm, and two brothers, William of Shortsville and Edward of Mertensia.

 The funeral services will be held from St. Patrick's church in this village on Saturday, Fathers Reagan and Dacey will assist the pastor, Rev. J. J. Donnelly. Interment will be made in St. Patrick's Cemetery.                                                      

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