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Eugene Mauritz2 Erickson  was born in Brockville 1896. He married Eva VanDenbergh in Holly, Orleans Co., New York, September 17, 1917.[i] [i]. Copy of the Marriage record number 149 is on PG 2E in the book, A Tree Trunk.

             VICTOR  HERALD  September 20, 1917  PAGE  4

                   ERICKSON - VANDENBERGH

A pretty wedding of Victor people was solemnized at 10 o'clock on Monday morning September 17th at Holly, by the Rev. Loren Stiles, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church there, and formerly of Victor.

The bride was Miss Eva Mae VanDenbergh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. VanDenbergh of this village, and the groom, Eugene Mauritz Erickson, also of Victor.  An unusual feature of this wedding is that this is the sixth one of the VanDenbergh sisters whose wedding vows have been heard by Mr. Stiles. The ceremony was performed in the Methodist Manse, the minister using the impressive ring ceremony.

The bride wore a gown of midnight blue poplin with large black velvet hat, and she wore a corsage bouquet of American beauty roses.  Edward Henderson, a cousin of the bride, acted as best man.  The bride's gift to her bridesmaid was a beautiful engraved bracelet and the bridegroom gave to his best man a leather belt and gold buckle.

After the ceremony a wedding dinner was served to the bridal party at the home of Mrs. Erickson, the groom's mother who resides at Holly. Mr. and Mrs. Erickson left during the evening on a short wedding trip and on their return will reside in this village.  A prenuptial event was a variety shower given by Mrs. Archie Cuykendall, a sister of the bride.

                                 THE  VICTOR  HERALD  December 11, 1942

 PERSONAL -    Richard Erickson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Erickson of Irondequoit, will report Saturday for duty in the United States armed forces. Mrs. Erickson, his mother, is the former Eva VanDenbergh of Victor.  

  Thomas Erskine  had the following child:

  Margaret Lucille2 Erskine    She married Thomas Leo Ryan Victor, New York, November 19, 1930. 

    THE  VICTOR  HERALD  Friday November 21, 1930


The marriage of Miss Margaret Lucille Erskine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Erskine of Victor, and Thomas Leo Ryan, son of Mrs. Mary Ryan, also of Victor, took place, Wednesday, November 19th, at 8 o'clock in St. Patrick's Church in Victor. Rev. J. W. E. Kelley performed the ceremony.  The attendants were Miss Helen Ryan and James Erskine.

Mr. and Mrs. Ryan left on a motor trip, after which they  will reside at Victor.  Prenuptial events were a linen shower given by Mrs. Frank DeVelder and Mrs. Arthur Erskine, a kitchen shower given by Mrs. Edgar Lyons and a variety shower given by Mrs. Howard Ryan.

Benjamin8 Estes  was born in Sidney, Kennebec, Maine November 05, 1811.  Benjamin died February 10, 1888 Farmington, New York, at 76 years of age. 

          ONTARIO  REPOSITORY  and MESSENGER  Thurs. February 16, 1888  PAGE  3  COL  7

 DIED -     ESTES -  In Farmington, February 10, 1888, Benjamin Estes, aged about 70 years. His funeral was on Monday.


Stephen R.9 Estes was born in Monroe County, New York 1843.  Stephen died March 24, 1886 West Farmington, New York, at 42 years of age. 

                        ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday March 26, 1886

Estes in West Farmington, Wednesday night, March 24, 1886, of pneumonia, Stephen R. Estes aged 44 years.  Funeral will be held at the residence of  D. Waterman Smith, Saturday at 2 PM.

                      ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday April 14, 1886  PAGE 3 COL  6

OBITUARY   Stephen Estes, of Farmington died at his home in that town on the night of the 23rd ult. The Victor Herald says the deceased did business as an insurance agent in Victor, and was a popular man with all classes of people, and it is safe to say he had not an enemy in the world. Good natured, kind, courteous, and obliging, he endeared himself to all, and his death has cast a gloom over the whole community.

But a few brief days ago this genial and companionable man was full of life, robust, stout and hearty, and one can hardly be brought to a realization of the terrible fact that he has gone to that bourne from whence no traveler returns.

The announcement of his death and the preparation for the burial, calling sorrowing friends and mourning relatives to gather at the last sad rites for the dead, sent sadness and sorrow deep into the hearts of our townspeople. The taking off of Stephen Estes, in the prime of life and strength of a vigorous and matured manhood, serves to remind us of the uncertainty of life and the positive, unrelenting, and insatiable demands of death. Verily, in the midst of life is death. We had not known the deceased for only about six months, since our connection with the Herald, yet so companionable and openhearted was he, and possessed of so amiable a disposition, coupled with affability and good nature, that our acquaintance had ripened into a friendship that seemed to have an existence for years.

And so it was with all persons with whom the deceased came in contact, and who chanced to form an acquaintance with him. None knew him but to love him, nor named him but to praise him. Peace to his ashes. Stephen Estes was born in Monroe County in 1843, and was therefore in his 43rd year. He leaves his wife and four small children to mourn their irreparable loss, and they have the heartfelt sympathy of everybody in their great bereavement. The eldest is Alice, a bright little girl of ten years, next is a girl, Leonora, seven years, and two boys, Isaac and Stuart, aged respectively three years and eighteen months. The funeral services were held at the residence in Farmington.

              He married twice.  He married Mary Lapham.  He married Leonora Torrence Smith Canandaigua, New York, September 23, 1874.  Listed in the 1875 census for Canandaigua, that the marriage took place at the Congregational church.

 ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES September 30, 1874 Page 2 Col 5

   Married   ESTES-SMITH       At the residence of I. B. Smith, Sept. 23, 1874 by Rev F. Bailey, Stephen R. Estes to Leonora T. Smith.

 Stephen R. Estes and Leonora Torrence Smith had the following children: 

                                         VICTOR HERALD     July  9  1915       

Miss Leo Estes, who holds a responsible position in a Syracuse Hospital, is spending two weeks vacation with her mother, Mrs. Leonora Estes of Farmington.        


Isaac Benjamin10  was born Farmington, New York October 13, 1882.  Isaac died 1959 Farmington, New York, at 76 years of age.  His body was interred Farmington, New York, Friends Cemetery. 

        He married Ruth Elizabeth VanDenbergh Victor, New York, February 07, 1912.[ii] [ii]. Ontario County Archives Hopewell, NY record number 1886 on microfilm.; and Certificate and Record of Marriage number 52, and the Affidavit for License to Marry are on PG 1Y and PG 1Z, in the book, A Tree Trunk.

                  ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL February 9, 1912 

                     MARRIED     ESTES  -   VANDENBERGH

At Victor, February 7, 1912, I. B. Estes and Miss Ruth Elizabeth VanDenbergh, both of Victor. Witnesses were Alta VanDenbergh and Stuart Estes.

                     VICTOR  HERALD  FRONT  PAGE February 9, 1912

                               MARRIED  ESTES -  VANDENBERGH

A pretty wedding took place on Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. Jenner VanDenbergh, on Church Street, when their daughter, Miss Ruth Elizabeth VanDenbergh became the bride of I. B. Estes.  The ceremony was performed at 5 30 o'clock by Rev. Lorren Stiles of the Methodist Church in the presence of only the near relatives of the young couple, and a dew friends. 

The bride and groom received their guests. The bride was attended by her sister Miss Alta VanDenbergh, and the brother of the groom, Stuart Estes of Niagara Falls, acted as groomsman. The bridal party stood in front of a wedding bower of white and green during the ceremony, and the bride was becomingly gowned in white messaline, trimmed with white silk fringe.

After the ceremony a luncheon was served, the guests numbering over 30.  Twelve were seated at the bride's table, which was specially attractive with the white carnations and ferns for decorations.  

The out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Antice and son, James Ransom, and Stuart Estes, all of Niagara Falls, Miss Leonora Estes of Syracuse, Mrs. Phebe A Gelder of Naples, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Wolven of Wolcott, the Misses Helen and Isaphine Tracey of Canandaigua. 

The bride received some handsome gifts including silver and cut glass from the family of R. B. True, of Syracuse, pieces of furniture and many articles for use in the home. Both bride and groom are popular young people of the town who have many friends who offer best wishes. After a short trip they will reside on Estes farm East of village.

            Ruth was born Victor, New York November 21, 1893.  1900 Victor Census shows her birth year as 1892. Ruth was the daughter of Henry Jenner VanDenbergh and Rosanna Amelia Fenton.  

                   VICTOR HERALD  April  1,  1927

PEOPLE  YOU  KNOW -    Mr. and Mrs. I. B. Estes, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Maltman and Mrs. Grace Donovan drove to Penfield, Saturday evening, March 26th, to attend the initiation of their cousins into the Constellation Chapter, O. E. S. 

 This is Mrs. Ruth VanDenbergh Estes, Mrs. Hattie VanDenbergh Maltman,  and Mrs. Grace VanDenbergh Donovan, all sisters.

                       VICTOR HERALD  June 1, 1946

                     I. B. ESTES Acting As Mayor of Victor

I. B. Estes, elected to the Village Board as a Justice of the Peace and the oldest member of the Board in years service, is now acting mayor of Victor Village.  Because of eye trouble the regularly elected mayor, James F. Burns, has been granted a three months leave beginning with the June meeting, and is now serving on the Board in an advisory capacity only. Mr. Burns requested that Mr. Estes assume the duties of acting mayor. The condition of Mr. Burns eyes is somewhat improved.

 Isaac Benjamin Estes and Ruth Elizabeth VanDenbergh had the following children:

Marjorie11 Estes     She married Edward E. Lovejoy Victor, New York, July 26, 1941.

  VICTOR  HERALD   1941 

      WEDDING  BELLS                LOVEJOY - ESTES

The lovely mid summer wedding of Miss Marjorie Estes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. B. Estes, to Edward E. Lovejoy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lovejoy, took place on the lawn of Rudder Grange, the Estes homestead near Farmington, Saturday, July 26, 1941, at 3 PM.

 The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Arthur C. Rehme, pastor of the Victor Methodist Church, before an altar of banked summer flowers, and under the spreading branches of a large oak tree. Preceding the ceremony, Jean Cotter, boy soprano sang Because, and I love you truly.

The bride, lovely in white georgette, Grecian style, with a fingertip veil caught in a coronet of orange blossoms, approached the altar on the arm of her father, who gave her in marriage. She wore a gold and pearl brooch, once owned by her grandmother, and carried a bridal bouquet of white roses, and gypsophilla.

Miss Eileen Estes, sister of the bride, was maid of honor, and chose a maize colored satin pink taffeta and her bouquet of Talisman roses and gypsophilla. Little Jean Lovejoy, sister of the bridegroom, was flower girl. She was dressed in blue and white dotted Swiss, and carried an old fashioned nosegay. Robert McLaughlin, now in the service with the US Air Corps, flew from Maxwell Field, Alabama to be best man at the wedding. Stanley Pickering was an usher.

The bride's mother wore a flowered georgette frock. The mother of the groom was attired in powder blue net jersey. Each wore a corsage of Tailsman roses. Following the reception held on the lawn, the newly married couple left on a wedding trip. The bride wore a beige ensemble and a corsage of white rosebuds for her going away suit.  Guests were present at the wedding from Rochester, Syracuse, Canandaigua, Elmira, Bridgehampton, L. I., Victor, Buffalo, and Pittsford. Prenuptial events included a variety of showers by Mrs. Walter Rhode and the Misses Margaret and Dorothy Barry. Both the bride and groom were graduated from Victor High school.

 Mrs. Lovejoy is also a graduate of Culver Academy, Rochester, and is night chief operator at the Victor telephone exchange. Mr. Lovejoy is employed at the Gleason Works, Rochester. The couple have purchased the former Leon Aldrich place on Rowley Street, and will be at home there after September 1st.

  Edward E. Lovejoy  was born 1918.  Edward was the son of Charles Edward Lovejoy and Mary Adelphia Richardson .  Edward died June 24, 1988 Canandaigua, New York, at 69 years of age. 


 Edward E. Lovejoy, 70, of Valentown Road, died suddenly Friday, June 24, 1988, in Canandaigua.  Mr. Lovejoy was employed by Dow and Company Inc. in Rochester. He was past Master and 43 year member of the milnor Lodge 139 F and AM in Victor, and a member of the Victor Volunteer Fire Dept. from 1941 to 1955.

Surviving are his wife, Marjorie, two sons, Richard E. and Benjamin C. Lovejoy, both of Victor, a daughter, Mrs. Bruce Dixie Lee Gardner, of Evans, Ga., two sisters, Adeline Brown of Rochester, and Mrs. John Jean Sackett of Byron, NY, seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Burial will be in Farmington Friends Cemetery.

  VICTOR  HERALD   October 15, 1943   

Eileen Estes Wins Honors At Geneseo  -   Miss Eileen Estes, daughter of Stuart R. Estes of Farmington, was elected vice president of student government at the Geneseo State Teacher's College at the annual election on October 7, results of which were announced in a Lamron Extra issued the following day.  

Eileen who is in her senior year at the college has also been elected president of the Alpha Clionian sorority and chairman of the college guest and welfare committee. She returned to Geneseo Tuesday evening, after having been at home over the Columbus Day recess. 

Stuart Rogers10 Estes   was born New York September 07, 1884.  Stuart died April 1968 Victor, New York, at 83 years of age.

  He married Miss Gibbs. 

     ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL July 16, 1915 

  Last week Wednesday, Stuart Estes, son of Leonora Estes, met with a peculiar accident while picking cherries at the home of his mother. While standing high on a ladder, his foot slipped and he fell head first. In falling, one foot caught in a crotch of the tree, and he hung there, head downward, for a moment, then fell to the ground a considerable distance, just missing a pile of stones, and struck on his head and shoulders.

His sister, Miss Leo Estes, and mother were picking from step ladders in the same tree, and hastened to his assistance, the former who is a nurse, home on vacation, finding that her brother had sustained severe bruises but no broken bones. One knee is badly swollen and it will probably be several days before the young man recovers from the injuries.

A year ago, when Miss Estes was home on her vacation, her brother I. B. Estes, was injured by a fall from a ladder.


Cameron11 Estes   was born Farmington, New York April 16, 1914.  Cameron died September 06, 1982 Rochester, New York, at 68 years of age.  His body was interred 1982 Scottsville, New York. 

             He married Ruth Elizabeth Madden Elmira, New York, November 11, 1939.

                               VICTOR  HERALD  December 1, 1939

                               WEDDING      ESTESMADDEN

The marriage of Miss Ruth Elizabeth Madden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur D. Madden of Elmira, and Cameron Estes, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. B. Estes of Victor, took place November 11, 1939, at 3 o'clock, in the Heddington Methodist Church. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Harold Sterns.  Bouquets of oak leaves and pompons decorated the church.

The wedding march was played by Zennette Clark.  The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore her mother's wedding gown of white marquisette and satin, and a floor length cap veil caught with orange blossoms and a cut steel pin which was worn by both the bride's mother and grandmother at their respective weddings. Her shower bouquet was of white roses.

Miss Virginia Madden, sister of the bride, wore a floor length seagreen moire gown with matching heart shaped moire hat and carried yellow pompons in an arm bouquet. A younger sister, Miss Edna Lou Madden, was junior bridesmaid. Her floor length gown was of gold moire and her hat was gold moire in small Watteau style. Her bouquet was rust pompons.

Gordon Booth of Rochester was best man. Arthur Madden Jr., brother of the bride, and Moel Kuhrt, of Rochester, were ushers. The bride's mother wore Boy Blue crepe with black accessories and token roses. Following the ceremony a reception was given at the home of the bride's parents for relatives and friends of the family.

Mr. and Mrs. Estes left on a motor trip to the South, and will make their home at 25 Lehigh Avenue, Rochester.  The bride is a graduate of Albany State Teacher's College, and the bridegroom is a graduate of the University of Rochester. Mr. Estes is affiliated with the research department of the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester.

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