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Andrew H. Fairchild and Cornelia had the following children:

Emily H.3 Fairchild was born Honeoye Falls, New York November 01, 1839.  Emily died September 04, 1915 Honeoye Falls, New York, at 75 years of age.

       Death of Emily H. Chambers, Old and well Loved Resident, Honeoye Falls, September 5, 1915.

Mrs. Emily H. Chambers, a highly respected resident, died at her home in this village yesterday afternoon after a long illness. Mrs. Chambers was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew H. Fairchild, and was born November 01, 1839. Nearly all her life was spent in this vicinity, where she was well known and loved by all who knew her. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal church and Union Start Chapter 328. Her body was interred 1915 North Bloomfield, New York, N. Bloomfield Cemetery.

She married Horace Chambers September 16, 1859. Horace was born in Madison County, New York April 02, 1830.  Horace [i] was the son of Abraham Hibbard Chambers and Sybil Bushnell.  Horace died June 29, 1874 North Bloomfield, New York, at 44 years of age.  [i]. NORTH BLOOMFIED or SMITHTOWN, as it was originally known.

 ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri. July 3, 1874  PAGE  3  COL  6

                         HONEOYE   FALLS  ITEMS

Death of Horace Chambers, Resolutions to the Master, Warden and Brethren of Union Star Lodge No. 320, F and A M Honeoye Falls, NY.  Scarcely has the dark veil of mourning been lifted from our Masonic lights, ere, by the hand of death, we are called upon again to thus alike over shadow them. At this time not for an aged and venerable brother, but for one in the prime of life and full of vigor of his manhood. Surely our lives are as a tale that is told, surely death loves a shining mark, a signal blow, which while it executes alarms.

 Therefore resolved that in the sudden death of our brother, Horace Chambers, we, the hand of that providence who doeth all things.

Horace Chambers was born in Madison County, NY, and was about 44 years of age at his death. He was brother to Joseph Chambers, of Lima, and W. R. Chambers, of N. Bloomfield. Mr. Chambers was known throughout this section, having been engaged for some years  in the mercantile business both in Honeoye Falls and in N. Bloomfield. During the last few years he made 3 or 4 trips to California.

Two weeks before his death he took a severe cold, which was followed by an attack of erysipelas. Everything which care and skill could suggest was done, but without avail. He died 9  O'clock Monday last.

Mr. Chambers was a man of unbending integrity, a man whose word was absolute truth. He had a very extended circle of friends, not only in the fraternity, of which he was a highly respected member, but in the community generally. The funeral was attended from the Universalist Church, N. Bloomfield. Services were conducted by Rev. L. C. Brown. A large number of members of the Masonic fraternity were in attendance. He was buried with the usual impressive services of the fraternity.

He leaves a wife, daughter of A. H. Fairchild, of N. Bloomfield, and one child. Mr. Chambers served the last nine months of the war in the N Y Engineer Corps.

      His body was interred 1874 North Bloomfield, New York, N. Bloomfield

                 THE  VICTOR  HERALD  October 18, 1912

Mrs. Emily Chambers of Honeoye Falls, accompanied by her niece, Miss Ella Marlatt, are on a trip to Washington, DC, where they will spend two weeks visiting Mrs. Chamber's son, Edward, and other friends. 

William Halen1 Falls was born in East Rochester, New York May 01, 1917.  William died April 02, 1990 in Pittsford, New York, at 72 years of age.  

                 TIMES UNION   Tuesday April 3, 1990

                    PITTSFORD   -William H. Falls

April 2, 1990, Mr. Falls is survived by his sons and their wives, Harold and Bonnie Falls of Lima, Robert and Ann Falls of Orchard Park, daughters and their husbands, Nancy and Gary Hanley of Avon, Elizabeth and Thomas Eskin of Pittsford, six grandsons.

Friends are invited to Nulton Funeral Home, 1704 Penfield Rd. Wed. afternoon, 12 to 2 PM where a funeral service will be held at 2 PM. Interment at the convenience of the family. His body was interred 1990 Fairport, New York, White Haven Cemetery.  

James Fenton and Harriet L. had the following children:

Phebe A.2 Fenton  was born 1847.  She married Robert Gelder Canandaigua, New York, March 23, 1870.[i]  [i]. ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES March 30, 1870 At Canandaigua, NY.

   ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES and the REPOSITORY and MESSENGER March 30, 1870     

MARRIAGE   -  At the parsonage of the M. E. Church in Canandaigua, March 23, 1870, by Rev. J. Alabaster, Mr. Robert Gelder to Miss Phebe Fenton, both of Canandaigua.   

                    Rosanna Amelia Fenton was born Bristol, New York January 20, 1857.  Newspaper obit states her date of birth as July 20, 1857, not January. Rosanna died December 06, 1924 Winter Park, Florida, at 67 years of age.  


News of the death of Mrs. Henry Jenner VanDenbergh at Winter Park, Florida, on Saturday morning, December 6th, came as a shock to Victor friends.  Mr.and Mrs. VanDenbergh left here about six weeks ago, in good health, for their winter home at Winter Park.  Letters received from them reported an enjoyable trip, and everything in readiness for a pleasant winter, but on Thanksgiving Day, Mrs. VanDenbergh was stricken with what proved to be a fatal illness.

 Rosanna A. Fenton was born in Canandaigua on July 20, 1857. She was married on January 01, 1877, to Henry Jenner VanDenbergh, of Canandaigua Lake.  About a year later they came to Victor, and had resided here 47 years.

Besides her husband, Mrs. VanDenbergh is survived by nine children, Mrs. Delbert VanZile of Oxford, New York, Mrs. H. J. Wolven of Ira, New York, Mrs. William F. Donovan, Mrs. Eugene Erickson, and Earl F. VanDenbergh, of Rochester, Mrs. William Maltman, Mrs. I. B. Estes, Mrs. Archie Cuykendall and Mrs. L. J. Kesel, of Victor, by 16 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.  Burial in Boughton Hill Cemetery. Her body was interred 1924 Victor, New York, Boughton Hill Cemetery.

                  She married Henry Jenner VanDenbergh Bristol, New York, January 01, 1877.  Her obituary states that she married Henry Jenner VanDenbergh and that he was of Canandaigua Lake. It was a year later when they came to Victor. I need to look in the County Times on January 17, 1877 for the marriage notice. Henry was born Bristol, New York November 11, 1856.  Henry was the son of Dow Fonda VanDenbergh and Elizabeth B. Rowley .  Henry died October 22, 1936 Winter Park, Florida, at 79 years of age.

 Services were held in Orlando, Florida on the 25th and the cremated remains were brought back for burial in Victor.

           VICTOR  HERALD Friday October 30, 1936  PAGE 4  COL  4

                      OBITUARY    VANDENBERGH

H. J. VanDenbergh for many years a resident of Victor passed away at his home in Winter Park, Florida, Thursday October 22nd 1936. Born in Victor November 11, 1856. He had two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Prosser of Victor, Mrs. Lottie Ketcham of East Rochester, and Charles F. VanDenbergh of Clare, Michigan. Nine children, Phebe VanZile, Florida, Mrs. Hattie Maltman, Grace Donovan, Ruth Estes, Ruby Kesel, Alta Cuykendall, all of Victor, Mae Wolven of Cato, Eva Erickson and Earl F. VanDenbergh of Rochester.

                   His body was interred 1936 Victor, New York, Boughton Hill Cemetery. 

James O.2 Fenton   was born 1849.  James died December 01, 1881 South Bristol, New York, at 32 years of age.  He married Josephine A. Hall Canandaigua, New York, November 22, 1871.

              ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL December 9, 1881  Page 2  Col 6

   DIED - South Bristol, December 1, 1881, James O. Fenton, aged 33 years. 

               ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  December 13, 1871   PAGE  3

                      MARRIAGE           FENTON  -   HALL

 In Canandaigua, November 22nd, 1871, by Rev. S. H. Thompson, Mr. Joseph O. Fenton to Miss Josephine Hall, both of Canandaigua.

 James O. Fenton and Josephine A. Hall had the following children:

 Eddie Fenton  was born September 1871.  Eddie died March 30, 1875 Canandaigua, New York, at 3 years of age. 

  ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  April 16, 1875  PAGE  2  COL  4

 FENTON   -  In this village, March 30th 1875, Eddie, only son of James and Jessie Fenton, aged 3 years and 7 months.


 Franklin Ferguson and Bertha Gates had the following children:

Ethel Marian Ferguson was born in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky June 22, 1900.  Ethel died December 02, 1984 Watertown, New York, at 84 years of age.   She married Walter Hassan Hanley Canandaigua, NY, December 15, 1923.[i]  Married by Rev William Darcy, with Ed Hanley and Mame as witnesses. [i]. Records of Marriages found at the Hopewell Archives, book 3 page 201. Gives his residence at 42 Bristol St. and hers at 225 Center Street. He was a meat cutter and she worked as a waitress.; and Record of Marriages number 6480 and Affidavit for License to Marry copy is found on PG 2M in the book, A Tree Trunk.

                        ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Wed. December 19, 1923

                                 FERGUSON  - HANLEY

At Canandaigua, New York, December 15, 1923, Miss Ethel M. Ferguson and Walter Hanley, both of Canandaigua.

                 Walter Hanley was born Canandaigua, New York October 04, 1897.  Birth record 1467 at Canandaigua, City Clerk Office. Walter was the son of William E. Hanley and Matilda Josephine Hamilton.   Walter died June 03, 1961 in Booneville, New York, at 63 years of age.


Canandaigua - Funeral services for Walter H. Hanley, 63, of Boonville, who died there Saturday, June 3, 1961, will be held in the Kennedy and Son Funeral Home. A prayer service in the funeral home will be followed by a funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church.

 Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Hanley was a native of Canandaigua and had been ill since last August.

                   His body was interred 1961 Canandaigua, New York, Calvary Cemetery.

  At 28 years of age Walter became the father of Thomas Hanley Canandaigua, New York, October 10, 1925. 

 ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  WED October 14, 1925  Pg 8 COl 4

                           At Memorial Hospital.

 At 33 years of age Walter became the father of Richard Hasson Hanley Canandaigua, New York, February 25, 1931.        

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