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Charles1 Dunham  and Mary Wilson had the following child:

Addie2 Dunham  was born 1864. Addie died 1954 at 90 years of age. Her body was interred 1954 Bristol, New York, Baptist Hill Cemetery

          She married Frank E. Briggs Bristol, New York, January 12, 1886. 

             ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  January 20, 1886

                     MARRIED        BRIGGS  -  DUNHAM

At the Congregational parsonage at Bristol Center, January 12, 1886, by Rev. R. A. Wheelock, Mr. Frank E. Briggs and Miss Addie Dunham, all of Bristol.

                      Frank was born 1865 and was the son of Elihu E. Briggs and Emeline Reed.  Frank died April 07, 1932 Canandaigua, New York, at 66 years of age. 

James Dunn and Mary Hart had the following child:

Mary Elizabeth2 Dunn was born 1856.  Mary died 1953 at 97 years of age.  Her body was interred 1953 East Bloomfield, New York, East Bloomfield Cemetery. 

                  Samuel Cafferty Mason was born in East Bloomfield, Ontario County, New York 1852.  Samuel was the son of William Ripper Mason and Ann Cafferty.  Samuel died January 27, 1917 Canandaigua, New York, at 64 years of age.

                        ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL February 2, 1917

                          MASON      EAST  BLOOMFIELD

 Samuel Mason, a prominent citizen and life long resident of East Bloomfield, died at Memorial hospital on Saturday.  He had been in poor health for some time and on Friday submitted to a critical operation. Deceased was a son of William and Anne Mason, and was born here 63 years ago. 

He is survived by his wife and by four daughters, Mrs. Marcus G. Doyle, of Monroe, Miss Maude Mason of E. Bloomfield, Frances, of New York City, and Mabelle of Secoit, and by two sons, Harold and Claude, who are at home. 

He is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. P. D. Gurne and Mrs. William Cain, of E. Bloomfield, and Mrs. Susan Murrell, of Canandaigua, and by three brothers, James, of Buffalo, Thomas, of Canandaigua, and Arthur, of Holcomb. 

The funeral was held from the family home on Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Ernest E. Davis, pastor of the Methodist church, and burial was made in the village cemetery. 

Luman Munson2 Durand  was born New York July 07, 1833.  Luman died April 17, 1920 Canandaigua, New York, at 86 years of age.

        ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday April 23, 1920  FRONT PAGE

DURAND -   Luman Munson Durand, a life long resident of Canandaigua passed away at his home on Howell Street early on Saturday morning.  The cause of death was paralysis from which he recently suffered.

Deceased was born on July 7, 1833, a son of the late Elias and Michel Hickox Durand.  His mother reached the great age of 103 years.  A strong man physically, Mr. Durand seemed by nature to carry the burden of many activities in which he had been engaged.  He was a citizen of the highest character his whole life, being upright and honorable in all things.

He leaves his wife Letitia Durand, two sons, Seymour E. and Luman H. Durand, both of Canandaigua, two brothers, Rufus Durand of Canandaigua, and Henry A. Durand, of Washington, DC, a sister, Miss Myra Durand of Canandaigua.  Rev. Livingston L. Taylor officiated at the funeral on Sunday afternoon. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.

                        He married Gertrude Letitia Gillette January 1863. 

                  ONTARIO REPUBLICAN TIMES February 4, 1863

                                    Luman Durand to Letitia Gillett.

Gertrude was born New York November 1844.  Gertrude was the daughter of Mr. Gillette and Mrs. Gillette.  Gertrude died April 30, 1925 Canandaigua, New York, at 80 years of age.

   ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday May 6, 1925

    DEATHS   -     DURAND

At Canandaigua, April 30, 1925, Mrs. Leticia Gillette Durand, aged 80 years, widow of Luman M. Durand. 

Mrs. Luman M. Durand -   The death of Mrs. Leticia Gillette Durand, widow of the late Luman M. Durand, occurred at her home in Park Street, this city, following a long illness, at noon on Thursday.

Mrs. Durand was born in Canandaigua November 30, 1844, the daughter of Seymour and Phoebe Johnson Gillette, and had lived here all her life. She was married in January, 1863 to Luman Munson Durand. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1913. Mr. Durand died in April 1920.

Deceased leaves a daughter and two sons, Miss Gertrude L. Durand, Seymour E. Durand and Luman H. Durand, all of this city, also three grandchildren, Misses Katherine L. and Margaret J. Durand and S. LaVerne Durand of Canandaigua. The funeral service was held at the home Saturday. Interment at Woodlawn. 


Seymour Elias3 Durand   was born Canandaigua, New York April 07, 1864.  Seymour died March 11, 1946 Canandaigua, New York, at 81 years of age.


Funeral services for Seymour Elias Durand, 81, who died at his home in Gibson Street, Monday morning, March 11, 1946, after a brief illness of pneumonia, were held from the home Wednesday PM. The Rev. Richard H Bowen officiated. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Born April 7, 1864 in Canandaigua town, he was the son of Luman M. and Leticia Gillett Durand and had been a lifelong resident, with the exception of five years spent in Buffalo.

He attended old Canandaigua Academy. For a number of years he was engaged in the meat business with his father. On March 1, 1909, Mr. Durand was appointed rural carrier for the Canandaigua Post Office and served 23 years on what was then Route 4 to Bristol Center and vicinity. He retired on pension in July 1932. He was an original member of the Merrill Hose Company.  On February 22, 1888, Mr. Durand was married to Miss Jennie Supplee, of Canandaigua, and observed their 58th anniversary last month.

Besides his wife, survivors are a son and two daughters, S. LeVerne Durand, Miss Katherine L., and Miss Margaret J. Durand, and a sister and brother, Miss Gertrude L. and Luman H. Durand, all of this city.

He married Mary Jennie Supplee Canandaigua, New York, February 22, 1888.

                ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Fri. February 24, 1888

                           MARRIED      SUPPLEE    DURAND

At the residence of the bride's parents, Canandaigua, NY, Feb. 22, 1888, by the Rev. S. A. McKay, Mr. Seymour Durand and Miss Jennie Supplee, both of Canandaigua.

                           Mary was born Canandaigua, New York September 2, 1867.  Mary was the daughter of Charles Yerkes Supplee and Catherine Rohrer.  Mary died July 17, 1956 Canandaigua, New York, at 88 years of age.  

                          Obituary - Mrs. Seymour Durand

Mrs. Jennie Supplee Durand, 88, widow of Seymour E. Durand, who died in 1946, died in Thompson Hospital, Tuesday, July 17, 1956 after a brief illness. She had resided at 169 Gibson Street.

Born September 2, 1867, daughter of the late Charles Y. and Catherine E. Supplee. She had two daughters, Katherine L. Durand and Margaret J. Durand, both of Canandaigua, one son LeVerne Durand, also of Canandaigua, one sister, Mrs. G. Frederick Latter, Oakland, Cal.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

                ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL   May 19, 1899

  BORN   -   DURAND At Canandaigua, May 11, 1899, to Mr. and Mrs. Seymour E. Durand, a son.

Seymour Elias Durand and Mary Jennie Supplee had the following children:

Katherine L.4 Durand was born Canandaigua, New York January 12, 1889. Katherine died August 10, 1993 Canandaigua, New York, at 104 years of age. 

CANANDAIGUA Katherine Durand formerly of West Lake Road, died August 10, at Thompson Hospital Nursing Home. She was 104. She was a social reporter for the Daily Messenger for 35 years, and a member of the Congregational Church. She was predeceased by a sister, Margaret, and her brother, S. LeVerne Durand. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 In a ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL 1907 newspaper article it mentions her name as a graduate of Canandaigua Academy, and that she is the daughter of Seymour E. Durand, of Washington Street.

         Also in the CANANDAIGUA CHRONICLE June 19, 1907, a picture with her Academy class.

Margaret J. Durand  was born Canandaigua, New York May 12, 1899.[i]  Incorrect birth notice of a son, not a dau, being born. [i]. Canandaigua City clerk office birth record number 1651.

      ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL   May 19, 1899

BORN   -  DURAND   At Canandaigua, May 11, 1899, to Mr. and Mrs. Seymour E. Durand, a son. Margaret died December 25, 1989 Canandaigua, New York, at 90 years of age. 


CANANDAIGUA    Margaret J. Durand, age 90, West Lake Road, died yesterday, Dec. 25, at Thompson Hospital. She was a lifelong resident and was employed for many years at the Canandaigua National Bank. She retired in 1961 as Assistant Trust Officer of the bank. She was a member of the First Congregational Church, and was formerly active in community affairs.

Surviving are a sister, Katerine of Thompson Hospital Nursing Home. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Her body was interred 1989 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.  Listed in 1925 Canandaigua Census with parents as a Bank Bond Clerk. 

Marshall R.1 Dutton  was born 1865.  Marshall died January 08, 1926 Rochester, New York, at 60 years of age. 

                    ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday January 20, 1926

  DIED   -   DUTTON -   At Rochester, January 8, 1926, Marshall Dutton, aged 61 years, formerly of Canandaigua.

                 He married Louisa Jordan.  Louisa was born 1872.  Louisa was the daughter of Mr. Jordan and Lois E. Miller.  At 26 years of age Louisa became the mother of Son Dutton Canandaigua, New York, December 16, 1898. 

 Marshall R. Dutton and Louisa Jordan had the following child:

         ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL December 23, 1898

  BORN -  DUTTON        At Canandaigua, December 16, 1898, to Mr. and Mrs. Marshall R. Dutton, a son. 

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