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Martin H.1 Brush was born in Columbia Co., New York 1824.  He married Lucinda Hawks.    Lucinda was born in Ontario Co., New York April 03, 1830.  Lucinda was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Hawks and Hannah C. Drake .  Lucinda died April 12, 1920 New York City, New York, at 90 years of age.

                        ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Fri. April 16, 1920  PAGE  4

    DIED   - BRUSH At New York City, April 12, 1920, Mrs. Lucinda Brush, formerly of Phelps.


Richard3 Buckelew   was born in Monmouth Co., New Jersey November 05, 1817.  Richard died February 25, 1896 Bristol, New York, at 78 years of age.

                  ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES   Feb 27, 1896

Died in Bristol, aged 79 years. His body was interred 1896 Bristol, New York, Baptist Hill Cemetery.[i]  Also known as Evergreen Cemetery

        He married Elizabeth P. Forman in Menolapan, New Jersey, December 26, 1838.  Married by Rev. Betts.

 Spafford F. Buckelew     was born New York May 27, 1844.  Spafford died March 31, 1905 Bristol, New York, at 60 years of age. 

                      ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri. April 7, 1905 

                               Bristol  Death of Honored Resident

Word was received here on Friday of the sudden death of Spafford Buckelew at his farm home south of here. Mr. Buckelew had always been a resident here until about a year ago when failing health and sight obliged him to leave his farm. He then took up his residence in Honeoye where he has since lived. On Friday he drove to the farm in apparently good health. About noon while going down a short flight of stairs he sunk to the ground and was dead before help could reach him. Dropsy of the heart is the supposed cause.

 The deceased was about 62 years of age and is survived by his wife and one brother, William. Funeral was held on Sunday, burial in Honeoye.

HONEOYE The funeral of Spafford Buckelew was held from his late home on Lake Street on Sunday afternoon, the Rev. W. C. Burns, assisted by Rev. S. Mills Day officiating. He was a well known and highly respected citizen, a kind neighbor, and faithful in all the relations of his life.   He leaves besides his widow, one brother, William Henry Buckelew, of Bristol.

   His body was interred 1905 Honeoye, New York, Lakeview Cemetery.  He married Eliza Malvina Kingsbury Bristol, New York, December 31, 1865.  

                 Eliza was born Bristol, New York 1847.  Eliza was the daughter of Henry Hampton Kingsbury and Linda Totman .  Eliza died December 25, 1908 at 61 years of age.  Her body was interred 1908 Honeoye, New York, Lakeview Cemetery.


Jacob S.3 Buckelew   was born New Jersey October 21, 1824.  Jacob died May 30, 1902 Gorham, New York, at 77 years of age. 


  DIED    BUCKALEW    At Gorham, May 30, 1902, Jacob Buckalew, aged 78 years.  


GORHAM The death of Jacob Buckalew occurred at the home of his son, Emory, in this village, after a brief illness of hiccoughs, Friday morning. Deceased was 78 years of age and had been a resident of this place nearly all his life.

The funeral services were held from the home of his son on Sunday afternoon, Rev. J. E. Wilson officiating. Interment was in the Gorham Cemetery.

 The following children survive him, Edward of Penn Yan, Charles of Michigan, Mrs. Anna Reed, and Mrs. Louise Roff, of Canandaigua, Mrs. Bell Prysler, of Fergusons, and Emory of this place.

 Jacob S. Buckelew and Sarah Chapman had the following children:

 Charles H. Buckelew    was born 1848.  Charles died January 31, 1919 in Newaygo, Michigan, at 70 years of age.

        ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL January 31, 1919  PAGE  6  COL 4  and    PAGE  5  COL  4

Formerly of Gorham. Died of influenza.

Charles married Euseba Helena Ferrin Bristol, New York, April 08, 1863.

Euseba was born Bristol, New York January 01, 1845.  Euseba was the daughter of Shubael Ferrin and Marilla Jones .  Euseba died September 26, 1902 Bristol, New York, at 57 years of age.

               ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL October 3, 1902

  DIED -   BUCKALEW -  At Bristol, September 26, 1902, Mrs. William Buckalew, aged 57 years.

              SAME  PAPER AS  ABOVE  PAGE  2  COL  5

 BRISTOL - Mrs. Buckalew's Funeral 

The funeral of Mrs. William Buckalew who died on Friday was held Monday afternoon, and was largely attended.  Rev. F. F. Buckner officiated, and his discourse was based on the 15th Chapter of First Corinthians. 

 The deceased is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Ashley, of Honeoye, and two sons, George and Arthur Buckalew of Bristol.  Mrs. Buckalew was 57 years of age.


Arthur Garfield5 Buckelew   was born Bristol, New York October 31, 1880.  Arthur died June 12, 1967 Canandaigua, New York, at 86 years of age.

CANANDAIGUA -   Arthur Garfield Buckelew, 86, of Holcomb, died this morning in the Elm Manor Nursing Home in Canandaigua. Final rites will be Wednesday in the Wheeler Funeral Home. Burial will be in East Bloomfield Cemetery.

He was married to the late Augusta Sheeler Buckelew. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1956. Mr. Buckelew was a retired farmer. He had operated a farm for many years.  He was born in 1880 in Bristol, the son of William H. and Euseba Ferris Buckelew.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Charles Wynand, of Rochester, Mrs. Ralph Harris of Penn Yan, Mrs. Dewitt Mowry of Holcomb, and Mrs. George Gifford of Gorham, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Wilbur Ashley of Honeoye, 90 years old.


HOLCOMB -    Arthur G. Buckelew, 86, died today at the Elm Manor in Canandaigua following a long period of ill health. A native of Bristol, he was born October 30, 1880, the son of William H. and Euseba Buckelew. He attended a barber school in New York City and opened a barber shop in Mendon, where in 1906 he married the former Miss Augusta Sheeler.

For several years he raised registered Oxford sheep and raspberry crops in Bristol before moving to Holcomb in 1921 where he operated a hatchery and apiary for many years.  He was a member of the First Congregational church for 46 years and had served in many church offices and committees.

Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. George Katherine Gifford of Gorham, Mrs. DeWitt Ruth Mowry of Holcomb, Mrs. Ralph Edith Harris of Penn Yan, and Mrs. Charles Mary Elizabeth Wynand of Rochester, six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Lillian Ashley of Honeoye. Burial will be in East Bloomfield Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

                         He married Augusta Sheeler Mendon, New York, November 04, 1906.  Surprise Wedding 

The congregation of the Presbyterian Church at Mendon, enjoyed a pleasant surprise at the close of the morning service Sunday. After the benediction had been pronounced, the organist, Miss May Whitcomb began Lohengrins Wedding March to the strains of which a bridal party passed down the aisle to the altar where they were met by the pastor, Rev. J. H. Funnell, who performed the marriage ceremony in the presence of a large congregation.

The contracting parties were Miss Augusta Scheeler of Mendon, and Mr. Arthur Buckelew of Bristol. They were attended by Miss Mary Scheeler and Mr. George Scheeler, sister and brother of the bride.  The ceremony was over and the happy couple had departed before the congregation had recovered from their surprise.

                         Augusta was born Mendon, New York December 13, 1877.  Augusta was the daughter of Christian Sheeler and Catherine Hess .  Augusta died July 17, 1964 Holcomb, New York, at 86 years of age. 

   Mrs. Arthur BuckelewHOLCOMB        

Funeral service for Mrs. Augusta Sheeler Buckelew, 86, wife of Arthur G. Buckelew, was held at the Wheeler Funeral Home in East Bloomfield Sunday afternoon. Burial was in East Bloomfield Cemetery. Mrs. Buckelew died Friday at her home following a long illness.

She was born December 13, 1877, in the Town of Macedon. After her marriage to Mr. Buckelew, they lived in Bristol until 1922 when they purchased their present home on Main Street.

She was a member of the First Congregational Church and for more than 20 years served as treasurer of its missionary society. A life member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, she served as treasurer of the Bloomfield Unit from 1929 until it disbanded several years ago. She was a member of the first Home Bureau Unit in the area and more recently a member of the East Bloomfield Day unit of the Home Demonstration Service. 

Besides her husband she is survived by four daughters, Mrs. George Catherine Gifford, Gorham, Mrs. DeWitt Ruth Mowry, Holcomb, Mrs. Ralph Edith Harris, Penn Yan, and Mrs. Charles Mary Elizabeth Wynand, Rochester, one sister, Miss Mary Sheeler, residing at the Buckelew home, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

                Bristol, New York, February 23, 1913.  Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Buckelew Wed 50 Years    

             Open House Sunday 1956 -   EAST  BLOOMFIELD

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur G. Buckelew will observe their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, November 4.  They will receive their friends at an open house in their home in Main Street from 2 to 9.

 A graduate of the Moler Barber college in New York City in 1903, Mr. Buckelew opened a shop in the village of Mendon, joined the Presbyterian Church, and there he met Miss Augusta Sheeler, who became his bride Sunday morning November 4, 1906, at the close of the regular worship service of the church. Rev. J. B. Fennell, pastor of the church, heard the marriage vows before the congregation.

After a honeymoon in New York City they set up house on one of the Buckelew farms in the town of Bristol. They soon bought an adjoining farm and by 1912 they had one of the most modern homes of the time, which included cold running water, furnace and bathroom. These were quite as unusual at that time as was their new Ford. 

The farming consisted primarily of the raising of raspberries and sheep. One year from six acres of berries they sold 4,400 pounds of dried fruit. The sheep were of the Oxford breed and were sired by rams imported from Canada. Mr. Buckelew became vice president of the American Oxford Down Record Association. For a number of years he exhibited at a series of county fairs, the state fair, Erie county fair in Penn., and at Columbus, Ohio.  He was a judge in the sheep competitions at Warsaw, Perry Hornell, and Batavia fairs.

In 1921 Mr. and Mrs. Buckelew and their daughters moved to Holcomb where for 26 years he engaged in the poultry business. Besides producing and selling eggs he conducted a hatchery, raising single comb white Leghorn chicks. During this same period he worked as an apiarist on the side. Eight years ago he sold the poultry business to his son in law, DeWitt Mowry. He purchased an up to date saw sharpening outfit and continues in the business of sharpening saws and shears at his residence.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Buckelew are members of the First Congregational church in East Bloomfield, where he was a deacon for 27 years. He has also served as a trustee member of the church committee, secretary and assistant superintendent of the Sunday school.  Mrs. Buckelew was treasurer of the Missionary Society for 20 years. She has also served as treasurer of the Bloomfield chapter, WCTU since 1929. She has been a member of Home Bureau since its organization in this community and at present belongs to the East Bloomfield Day Unit.

The couple has four daughters, Mrs. George Gifford of Stanley, Mrs. DeWitt Mowry of Holcomb, Mrs. Ralph J. Harris of Penn Yan, and Mrs. Charles Wynand of Holcomb, who are planning the celebration. Also helping to celebrate the occasion will be their six grandchildren, one great grandson, Mrs. Buckelew's sister, Miss Mary Sheeler of Holcomb, and her brother George Sheeler, of Mendon, and Mr. Buckelew's sister, Mrs. Wilbur Ashley, Honeoye.

Catherine Augusta Buckelew  was born Bristol, New York April 09, 1908.  Catherine died July 29, 1975 Canandaigua, New York, at 67 years of age.


Catherine B. Gifford, 67, active in cooperative extension work for a number of years, died yesterday at Thompson Hospital following a long illness. 

She formerly resided at West Swamp Road, Gorham. Born in Bristol, she was the daughter of Arthur and Augusta Buckelew and was the widow of George Stetson Gifford

A 1925 graduate of East Bloomfield High School, Mrs. Gifford was graduated from Cornell University in 1929 and was a member of Phi Betta Kappa.  She was employed as an agent with the Madison County Extension Service from 1929 to 1933 and in Yates County from 1956 to 1962. She was a member of the Ontario County Home Bureau and the Bethel Baptist Church of Gorham. 

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Bruce Martha Allen of Penn Yan, Mrs. Douglas Carolyn Seymour of Jamestown, and Mrs. Jay Gladys Malborough of Buffalo, a son, Roy of Spokane Washington, three sisters, Mrs. DeWitt Ruth Mowry of Holcomb, Mrs. Ralph Edith Harris of Penn Yan, and Mrs. Charles Mary Elizabeth Wynand of Rochester, and four grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Saturday at the Bethel Baptist church with burial in Gorham Cemetery. Her body was interred 1975 Gorham, New York, Gorham Cemetery.  She married George Stetson Gifford Holcomb, New York, December 23, 1932.

            ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday December 30, 1932


The marriage of Miss Catherine Augusta Buckelew, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur G. Buckelew of Holcomb, and George Stetson Gifford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gifford of Newark, Delaware, took place at noon Friday, December 23, at the home of the bride's parents.  Rev. Roy F. Gamble, pastor of the Congregational church of East Bloomfield officiated.

The bride wore a gown of hyacinth blue sheer crepe and carried an arm bouquet of white chrysanthemums. Her sister, Miss Ruth Buckelew, as maid of honor, was gowned in Nassau blue crepe. DeWitt Mowry, of East Bloomfield, was best man.

Preceding the ceremony, Miss Ruth Buckelew played Christmas carols and accompanied Mrs. James Gibson of Stanley, college roommate of the bride, in the singing of It Came upon the Midnight Clear, and I Love You Truly.

The bride's sister, Miss Edith Buckelew, played the wedding party and Miss Mary Elizabeth Buckelew acted as escort to the wedding party. Christmas trees and wreaths and ropes of greens were used in the house decorations. The table centerpiece was of greens and pine cones with red.

Following  a wedding trip to Washington, DC and Delaware, Mr. and Mrs. Gifford will make their home in Oneida.

Out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. George Sheeler and children, Mae, Ivan and Arthur, of Mendon, Mr. and Mrs. James Gibson, of Stanley, Mr. and Mrs. Burton Deuel of Honeoye, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Buckelew, of Bristol, and Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Hanselman, of Maryville.

                 At 28 years of age Catherine became the mother of Martha Augusta Gifford Canandaigua, New York, April 27, 1936.

        ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Wed. June 20, 1928


Holcomb and East Bloomfield, June 20,   Miss Catherine Buckelew, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Buckelew of this village, and a student of Cornell, has been awarded the Bridgen Home Bureau Scholarship for next year. Miss Buckelew has been spending a week at the 4 H club camp leaders' training school at Jackson Mills, West Virginia.  She will spend most of her summer as director of 4 H camps.

       Ruth Sheeler Buckelew  was born Bristol, New York February 23, 1913.  Ruth died August 18, 1996 East Bloomfield, New York, at 83 years of age. 

   RUTH  B.  MOWRY - BLOOMFIELD    -   Ruth B. Mowry of Bloomfield, died yesterday August 18, 1996 at her home. She was 83.

Mrs. Mowry  was born in Bristol  on February 23, 1913, the daughter of Arthur G. Buckelew and Augusta Sheeler. She was retired from the Bloomfield Central School District, where she worked as part of the cafeteria staff.

Surviving are one daughter and son in law, Deweta and Richard Collins of Bloomfield, one grandson, Kevin Collins of Bloomfield, one sister, Mary Elizabeth Wynand of Canandaigua, one brother in law, Ralph J. and Martha Harris of Penn Yan, in-laws, Elwin and Marguerite Gillette of Bloomfield, cousins and many friends. She was predeceased by her husband, DeWitt Mowry in 1981.

                             She married Dewitt Mowry East Bloomfield, New York, September 22, 1934. 


 At the Congregational Church yesterday at high noon took place the marriage of Miss Ruth Buckelew, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur G. Buckelew, and DeWitt Mowry, of the Ionia Road. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Roy F. Gamble, pastor. 

The bride who was attended by her cousin, Miss Mae Sheeler, of Mendon, wore a suit of cloister brown crepe with matching accessories. Her bouquet was of souvenir roses, delphinium and asparagus fern, tied with yellow tulle.

Miss Sheeler wore autumn brown crepe with white satin accessories. Harry Kennedy of West Bloomfield was best man, and ushers were Frank Ashley of Honeoye, and Arthur Sheeler of Mendon.

Miss Nellie Adams, organist, played the wedding march and Miss Edith Buckelew, sister of the bride, and Miss Margurite Mowry, sister of the groom, sang I Love You Truly. Mr. and Mrs. Mowry left immediately on a motor trip to Philadelphia and Bayonne, NJ. After September 29 they will be at home at the home of the bride's parents.

Prenuptial events included a family dinner by Mrs. George Gifford, the bride's sister, a progressive dinner by the Misses Olive Buell, Jane Gilmore, and Virginia Phillips,  variety showers by Mrs. Leonard Richmond, and Miss Olive Thompson, Mrs. John Powers, of West Bloomfield, and the Methodist Church choir, at the home of Mrs. F. H. Hamlin, and by Mrs. Albert Conklin.                

  Dewitt Mowry was born January 11, 1913     Dewitt died December 1981 Bloomfield, New York, at 68 years of age.

 At 23 years of age Dewitt became the father of Deweta Fay Mowry Canandaigua, New York, April 20, 1936.

       ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday April 24, 1936 

 BIRTH  -  MOWRY   -   At Memorial Hospital, April 21, 1936, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Mowry of Holcomb.


Olive2 Buell  was born August 30, 1815.  Olive died May 27, 1884 East Bloomfield, New York, at 68 years of age. 

                  ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  June 6, 1884

MUNSON   -  In East Bloomfield May 27, 1884, Mrs. Olive Munson, wife of Frederick Munson, in the 69th year of her age. Her body was interred 1884 East Bloomfield, New York, Rice Cemetery.

               She married Frederick Munson February 14, 1833.  Frederick was born New York July 27, 1809.  Frederick was the son of Anson Munson and Huldah Dowd.  Frederick died April 13, 1899 at 89 years of age. 

          ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday April 21, 1899

DIED -   MUNSON -   At East Bloomfield, April 13, 1899, Frederick Munson, aged 89 years, 8 months, 16 days.

                              His body was interred 1899 East Bloomfield, New York, Rice Pioneer Cemetery.

Ruth Cornelia BUNDY  was born Canandaigua, New York November 01, 1914.  Ruth died July 1995 at 80 years of age. She married Allen Irving Pimm Williamson, New York, August 23, 1933.  Witnessed by Paul M. Bundy and Mary E. Wallridge. The Historical Museum in Canandaigua has a book showing Methodist and Episcopal Church records in Canandaigua, NY with these two marrying there.


                       MARRIAGE      PIMM   -   BUNDY    

Miss Ruth Cornelia Bundy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Bundy of Hopewell, and Allen Irving Pimm, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Pimm of Farmington, were married at the summer home of the officiating clergyman, Rev. S. G. Houghton, at Holland's Cove, Lake Ontario, Wednesday afternoon. 

Attendants were Paul W. Bundy and Miss Mary Walbridge of Canandaigua. Following a trip through the Western part of the state, Mr. and Mrs. Pimm will live with his parents.

Helen Elizabeth Bundy  was born Canandaigua, New York October 08, 1915.  She married Ralph William Pimm Canandaigua, New York, January 18, 1935.  Married by John H. Willis, in the presence of Allen and Ruth Pimm. Ralph Pimm was listed as a farmer. Methodist and Episcopal Church in Canandaigua, NY.

                   ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Fri January 25, 1935  PAGE  4  COL 2 

                                             PIMM     BUNDY 


Miss Helen Elizabeth Bundy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Bundy of Hopewell, and Ralph William Pimm of Farmington, were married at the Methodist parsonage here Friday afternoon, the Rev. John H. Willis performing the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Allen Pimm, of Farmington, brother and sister of the couple, were the attendants. After a short western trip, Mr. and Mrs. Pimm will live in Farmington. 

Margaret Burke  was born 1850.  Margaret  died January 06, 1935 Geneva, New York, at 84 years of age.

  ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday January 11, 1935


Mrs. Margaret B. Ellis, aged 84 years, widow of George W. Ellis, formerly of this city, died at the Dixon Sanitarium in Geneva, Sunday night.  Mrs. Ellis was spending the winter with her niece, Mrs. Charles D. Hilimire in that city.

She had lived in Chicago for the last 15 years. Besides the niece she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Caswell of Chicago, a son, Warner Ellis of Geneva, a sister, Kittie Burke, and a brother, Michael Burke, both of Canandaigua, and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were held from Woodlawn Chapel, Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. Charles N. St. John of the Congregational church officiating. Interment was made in Woodlawn Cemetery. Her body was interred 1935 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.

                  She married George W. Ellis August 25, 1866.  I found a marriage record at the Hopewell Archives, Ontario County, NY, which was filed in 1910. It read as follows:    This is to certify that George W. Ellis of Canandaigua in the State of New York, and Maggie Burke of Chapinville in the State of New York, were by me joined together in Holy Matrimony on the twenty fifth day of August in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty six, in the presence of L. Hamline Chase, Edward Gray.  Signed by Minister of the M E Church, Daniel S. Chase.       


Sybil9 Bushnell  was born Hanover, Conn. July 15, 1805.  Sybil died March 06, 1894 North Bloomfield, New York, at 88 years of age.  Lima death record line 264 states she was from Conn. She was 88 yrs 7 mos 19 days old. Her body was interred 1894 North Bloomfield, New York, N. Bloomfield Cemetery.

                  She married Abraham Hibbard Chambers , December 09, 1823. Abraham was born Troy, New York  Rensselear County July 21, 1801.  Abraham was the son of Joseph Chambers and Elizabeth Elwell .  Abraham died July 21, 1881 North Bloomfield, New York Ontario County, at 80 years of age. 

                    Ontario County Journal, July 29, 1881

  CHAMBERS -   Abraham Chambers died last Thursday, on the eightieth anniversary of his birthday. He was prostrated by the heat a couple of weeks ago, from the effects of which he was unable to rally. He had lived here and in the vicinity for many years.

                        ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Friday July 29, 1881  PAGE  3  COL  8

 Abraham Chambers died last Thursday on the 80th anniversary of his birthday. He was prostrated by the heat a couple of weeks ago, from the effects of which he was unable to rally. He had lived here and in this vicinity for many years.


Harvey D.9 Bushnell   was born July 23, 1807.  He married Candace B. Johnson November 05, 1846. 

                          ONTARIO  REPOSITORY 

Married on the 5th inst. at the Ontario Female Seminary by Rev. Mr. Stoloe, Mr. Harvey Bushnell of West Bloomfield, to Miss Candace B. Johnson, teacher in above institution.            


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