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CORSER - CROSBY
was born in Rocky Creek,
Australia October 21, 1874. Henri
died August 04, 1949 in Los Angeles,
Ca., at 74 years of age.
Manchester, New York, July 23, 1897.
was born Bristol, New York
December 10, 1879. Grace was
the daughter of Levi W. Totman
and Zylphia Marinda Moore.
died January 02, 1957 Canandaigua, New
York, at 77 years of age.
CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER MRS. GRACE CORSER
Mrs. Grace Totman Corser, 77, died at Thompson Hospital Wednesday,
January 2, 1957, where she had been admitted earlier in the day. She had been
ill for a long time.
Born in Bristol, December 9, 1879, the daughter of Levi and Zilphia Moore Totman, she was the granddaughter of Ward and Irene Totman, pioneers of the area.
include Mrs. William Metherell, Canandaigua Road, brother Joel W.
Totman, Mercedes, Texas. Burial
in Evergreen Cemetery.
CENTER - Funeral services were
held Saturday afternoon at the Methodist Church in the Valley for Mrs. Grace
Totman Corser, 77, who died last Wednesday after a long period of failing
health. The bearers included Kenneth
Morse, Charles Gelder, Francis Hatch, Floyd Hatch, Dean Long and Hollis
McPherson. Mrs. Corser belonged
to one of Bristol's oldest families and she was deeply interested in the
background of the area and of her own family.
was born in Bristol, December 9, 1879, a daughter of Levi and Zilpha Moore
Totman. She was the
granddaughter of Ward and Irene Totman, pioneers of the area.
She was a member of the Bristol Valley Methodist church, Bristol Valley
Grange 1080, and an honorary member of the Bristol Historical Society.
are three children, Levi S. Corser of Bristol Valley, Mrs. Gaylord
Herendeen of Bristol Valley, and New York, and Mrs. William Metherell of
Canandaigua RD, eight grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, one brother,
Joel W. Totman, of Mercedes, Texas, a sister, Mrs. Louis Mayer, New
Costello and Mary
had the following child:
was born Ireland May 1841. Mary
17, 1926 Canandaigua, NY, at 84 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES WED
FEB 24, 1926 Page
February 18, 1926, Mrs. Mary Breen aged 85 years, widow of Jeremiah
Breen, died at her residence on Bristol Street Thursday PM.
Mrs. Breen was born in Ireland and came to this country when 18 years old, settling in Hopewell, where she resided until 1909. In 1860 she was married to Mr. Breen who died in 1910, a year after their removal to this city.
Mrs. Breen leaves two daughters and three sons, Mrs.
Frank Gillespie, Miss Mollie Breen, and Cornelius Breen all of Canandaigua,
and Michael Breen of Hopewell, and Maurice of Rochester. Interment
at Calvary Cemetery, Canandaigua, NY.
New York, 1862. Her death notice in
Ontario County Times states 1860 as a marriage date.
Ireland January 1835. Jeremiah
10, 1910 Canandaigua, New York, at 75 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL
Fri. Dec. 16, 1910 PAGE 4
came as a welcome release to Jeremiah Breen, at his home on Main Street
South on Saturday. He had been ill for several months. Deceased was born in
Ireland 77 years ago, came to America 53 years ago, and settled in Hopewell.
was a successful horseman and farmer and as a breeder of fine horses acquired
more than a local reputation. He married Mary Costello, of this town, in
1862, who with five of their ten children survive. They are Cornelius
and Morris Breen, and Miss C. Mollie Breen, of this village. Michael
Breen of Rochester, and Mrs. Frank Gillespie of Hopewell. Solemn high
mass was celebrated at the funeral services on Tuesday. Burial in Calvary
Coyne was born Kings
County, Ireland May 16, 1847. Information
taken from the Naturalizatiion records found at the Ontario County Archives in
Hopewell show him to be age 65 in 1900. He was then living in Gorham, Ontario
County. It also shows that he was born in 1839 in the Kings County of Ireland,
and immigrated to the US on or about the 15th day of May, 1896 arriving at the
port of New York. Peter
died July 08, 1912 Canandaigua,
New York, at 65 years of age.[i]
City clerk office record number 433 on Page 76, states that he worked on the
railroad. The informant for the death record was Margaret Ryan.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wed. July 10, 1912
Coyne - The death
of Peter Coyne who for years served as flagman at the Main Street
crossing, occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Regan, Wood
other daughters, Clara and Mary, of this village, and two sons, Peter
of Detroit, and John of Canandaigua survive. The funeral will be held
from St. Mary's church tomorrow morning at nine, and interment will be in
was born Ireland 1850. Margaret
died March 13, 1908 Canandaigua, New
York, at 57 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday
March 20, 1908
DIED - COYNE
At Canandaigua, March 13, 1908, Mrs. Margaret Coyne,
wife of Peter Coyne, aged 60 years.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL PAGE
death of Mrs. Margaret McLaughlin
Coyne, wife of Peter Coyne, occurred at the family home on Ontario Street
on Friday morning. Mrs. Coyne had
been ill several months with heart trouble. She was 58 years of age.
Two sons, John and Peter and three daughters, Misses Margaret,
Mary, and Clara, all of this village survive.
The funeral was held from the St. Mary's Church on Monday morning and
interment made in Calvary Cemetery.
and Margaret McLaughlin
had the following children:
Peter E. Coyne was
born 1888. Peter
January 19, 1964 in Chillicothe, Ohio, at 75 years of age.
CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER
January 25, 1964
T. Coyne, 76, a native of Canandaigua, died last Thursday at the
Veteran's Administration Hospital in Chillicothe, Ohio.
He was employed at the VA Hospital until his retirement in 1956.
Besides his wife, Jessie M., he is survived by three daughters, a sister, Mrs. Mary Meyers of Rochester, and two nephews, James and John Coyne of Canandaigua. Mr. Coyne moved from Canandaigua to Dayton, Ohio 33 years ago.
P. Sr.3 Coyne
was born Elmira, New York 1871. John died May 01, 1946 Canandaigua, New York, at
74 years of age. Died at Thompson
Memorial Hospital. His obituary stated that he had a sister, Mrs. Fred Meyers
of Irondequoit, and a brother Peter of Chillicothe Ohio. His
body was interred 1946 Canandaigua, New
York, Calvary Cemetery.
Clifton Springs, New York, April 20, 1908.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday
April 24, 1908
COYNE - RYAN
Clifton Springs, April 20, 1908, John Coyne of Canandaigua, and Miss
Anna Ryan, of Clifton Springs.
died April 12, 1943 Canandaigua, New
York, at 71 years of age.[i]
Canandaigua City clerk office record number 70 on Page 275, shows the residence
at 76 Howell Street, Canandaigua, and the informant was J. P. Coyne. Her
mother's first name was given as Catherine.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL PAGE 4
April 16, 1943
Anna Ryan Coyne, wife of John P. Coyne, 76 Howell Street, died Monday
night, April 12, 1943, at Thompson Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
had been born in Clifton Springs, but lived 35 years in Canandaigua.
She is survived by her husband, two sons, John J. and James P. of
Canandaigua, one brother, Thomas P. Ryan of Abenal Cal., and three
grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday morning from St. Mary's
Church. Burial was made in Calvary Cemetery.
John J. Coyne was
born New York 1911. He
New York, June 30, 1938.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Fri. July 1, 1938 PAGE
COYNE - DIETZ
Geraldine K. Dietz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Dietz, North Main
Street, and John J. Coyne, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Coyne, Howell
Street, were married Thursday morning at St. Mary's Church, the Rev. Michael C.
Wall performing the ceremony.
altar was banked with Madonna lilies. The bride was gowned in white chiffon
with a pleated bolero jacket. Her halo veil was of Chantilly lace, and she
carried a bouquet of bride roses and baby breath.
was attended by a sister, Miss Mary Jane Dietz, who wore aqua chiffon
voile with a heart shaped pink hat and pink accessories and carried Talisman
roses. William Coyne was best man for his brother and Leo Donohue
of Canandaigua, and Paul Sherry of Geneva were ushers.
bride's mother wore an ensemble of black and white with black accessories. The
groom's mother was unable to be present because of illness.
wedding breakfast was served to 40 at Miller's Colonial Inn, where the bride's
bouquet, Madonna lilies and the bride's cake formed the table decorations. A
reception to 200 guests followed at the home of the bride where seasonable
flowers and lilies were used in profusion. Out of town guests were from
Buffalo, Rochester, Geneva, Syracuse, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Ocean Grove, NJ.
a short trip Mr. and Mrs. Coyne will live at 141 South Main Street. The
bride's going away costume was a pink and blue ensemble with pink accessorieMr.
Coyne is a graduate of Canandaigua Academy and his bride attended Nazereth
Academy, Rochester, and St. Joseph's Academy, Coral Gables, Fla.
K. Dietz -
1915. Geraldine is the
daughter of John Frederick Dietz
and Sarah Jane
There is a picture on Page 1 of the Ontario County Journal, Friday, June
28, 1929. of the graduation Class from Canandaigua Academy. John is
In a Times Journal front page article in June of 1949, the article speaks of the class of 1929 at the Academy. John Coyne resides at 15 Dailey Avenue in Canandaigua and is associated with the Parkway Drive In Theatre. He has four children including a pair of twin sons. Mrs. Coyne is the former Miss Geraldine Dietz.
P.4 Coyne was
born Canandaigua, New York August 24, 1910.
died January 21, 1980 Canandaigua, New
York, at 69 years of age.
CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER
JAMES P. COYNE - James P. Mutt Coyne, 69, of 190 Parish Street, died in Thompson Hospital this morning. He was born in Canandaigua where he lived all his life. He was a member of St. Mary's Church, Knights of Columbus, and Finger Lakes Law Enforcement Association.
Mr. Coyne is survived by his wife Marion Breen Coyne of Canandaigua, two sons, J. Robert and William G., both of Canandaigua, one brother, John J., Canandaigua, and seven grandchildren. Burial in Woodlawn.
W. Cronk was
born Victor, New York May 24, 1819. Lewis
August 18, 1899 Victor, New York, at 80 years of age.
THE VICTOR HERALD
Friday August 18, 1899 PAGE
5 COL 2
W. Cronk, of this village, died this morning at about 5 o'clock.
Mr. Cronk was 80 years of age, and had been a resident of this
town since his birth. The funeral
will be held Sunday afternoon, in the Grove at the residence of the deceased.
Rev. T. Whiffin of Oswego will conduct the services.
HERALD Friday August 25, 1899 Front
REAPER - LEWIS W.
W. Cronk was born May 24, 1819 in this town, and had lived here all his
life, with the exception of 15 years. He was the youngest of three boys, there
being eight children in the family, five girls and three boys. Only two of the
family are now living.
Mr. Cronk was converted in the old M. E. Church in this
village, February 1843 under the labors of Zina J. Buck Pastor.
He was married July 4, 1843 to Angeline Benson, daughter of Johnathan
Benson. He was licensed to exort in October 1843, his license being renewed
from time to time until 1852 when he received a license to preach.
In 1857 he was ordained Deacon in Canandaigua acting as a
suply. He was a member of the M. E.
church for 29 years, then joined the Free Methodists church in 1872 and Free
Methodist Conference in 1873, on probation, and in full connection in 1876.
Mr. Cronk was then ordained Elder, his first appointment being
Alton, Wayne Co., and after preaching there one year, was sent to Frankfort, one
year, Edmonston, two years, and Bushnells Basin for two years.
the close of his work in Bushnells Basin, he located in Victor, moving upon the
farm where he resided until his death. Mr.
Cronk was very decided in his way, and opinions, and was a strong prohibitionist.
He was always upright and honest in his dealings with his fellowmen.
leaves to mourn his loss, a wife, two sisters, Mrs. Delevan Cline of
Jackson, Michigan, and Mrs. Mary Nelson, of Rochester, NY, and one
adopted daughter, Mrs. P. M. Skuse, of this place, two grandchildren,
Mrs. C. A. Saunders, Despatch, NY, and Mrs. Carrie Bowers of this
place, and three great grandchildren, besides nephews and nieces.
The funeral will be held in the Maple Grove in front of the residence of
the deceased, one half mile east of East Victor, and was largely attended.
Interment in the Village Cemetery. His
interred 1899 Victor, New York, Victor Village Cemetery.
He married Angeline Benson Victor, New York, July 04, 1843.
Jane Cronk was
born March 12, 1828. Nancy died May 14,
1900 in Jackson, Michigan, at 72 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL
CLINE - At Jackson, Michigan, May 14, 1900, Mrs. Nancy Jane Cronk Cline, wife of Delevan Cline formerly of Victor, aged 72 years, 2 mos, 19 days.
CROSBY married Rachel Chapman
Bristol, New York, 1822.
was born Conn 1787. This is probably her second married name, Ebenezer Crosby
was her husband and he died in 1843. Rachel was the daughter of John
She married Henry Hampton Kingsbury . Rachel died April 06, 1867 South Bristol, New York, at 79 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES April
DIED - South Bristol, Mrs. Rachel Crosby.
was born Bristol, New York 1830.
died February 08, 1908 Bristol
Center, New York, at 77 years of age.
COUNTY JOURNAL February 14, 1908
FRONT PAGE COL 5
On Saturday occurred the death of Exeura Crosby at the home of his
son, William Crosby, after a short illness of pneumonia. The funeral was held from his son's home on Tuesday afternoon,
Rev. W. W. Daily officiating.
is survived by four son's, William, Benjamin, Aaron, Ebenezer Crosby, and
two daughters, Mrs. Edward Dunn of Avon, and Mrs. Henry Fox of
Bristol, New York, 1860. Adelia
was born Ohio 1832. Adelia was the daughter of John Chapman
and Lydia Crosby
died January 14, 1905 Bristol
Centre, New York, at 72 years of age.
The Ontario County Journal gave her name as CHATHAM, aged 78 years. The
Ontario County Times said she was 76 years of age.
and Adelia Chapman
had the following children:
N. Crosby was
born June 1871. Lewis
May 05, 1875 Bristol, New York, at 3 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL May 14, 1875 PAGE
CROSBY - In Bristol, May 5th, 1875, of Scarlet Fever, Lewis N., son of Exeury and Adeline Crosby, aged 3 years and 11 months.
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