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William J.1 Finnick had the following children:

James T.2 Finnick  He married Ruth Mary Benham Canandaigua, New York, March 20, 1946.


                         FINNICK  -  BENHAM

Miss Ruth Mary Benham, daughter of Mrs. W. Case Benham, North Main St., and the late Mr. Benham, and James T. Finnick, son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Finnick, South Main St., were married in St. Mary's church, Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. M. C. Wall performing the ceremony.

The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Walter C. Benham, and was attended by her sister, Mrs. C. L. Spearen, as matron of honor.  Francis J. Finnick was best man for his brother, and Charles L. Spearen and Frank McWilliams, a brother in law of the bridegroom, were ushers.

A reception to about 75 guests was held in the home of the bride's mother. Mrs. John E. Graham presided at the serving table assisted by Mrs. Edmund I. Harroun. 

After a wedding trip to New York City and the New England states, Mr. and Mrs. Finnick will live temporarily with the bride's mother.  The bridegroom was recently discharged from the Army after three years service, including two and a half years in the European Theater.  He is a graduate of Canandaigua Academy, 1940. His bride was a member of the 1941 class. 

E. Gertrude Fitzgerald  was born Buffalo, New York 1883.  E. died 1963 Canandaigua, New York, at 80 years of age.  Her body was interred 1963 Canandaigua, New York, Calvary Cemetery.  She married Cornelius M. Breen Buffalo, New York, February 18, 1908.

                     ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday February 21, 1908  PAGE  3

                          MARRIED        BREEN  -  FITZGERALD

 At Buffalo, February 18, 1908, Cornelius Breeen of Canandaigua, and Miss Gertrude Fitzgerald of Buffalo.

                         PAGE  2   COL  1     BREEN  -  FITZGERALD

Cornelius Breen of the firm of Ahrens and Breen, and Miss Gertrude Fitzgerald, of Buffalo, were married in St. Joseph's Cathedral at Buffalo, on Tuesday morning, at 11 30. A reception was held at the home of the bride's parents after the ceremony.  Mr., and Mrs. Breen are taking a western trip and upon their return will reside in this village.

               Cornelius M. Breen was born Hopewell, New York March 01, 1870.  Cornelius was the son of Jeremiah Breen and Mary Costello.   He married Mary Jane Hamilton 1894.  Cornelius died November 22, 1937 Canandaigua, New York, at 67 years of age.

                     ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Fri  November 26, 1937  PAGE 8  COL  4

                           OBITUARY           BREEN

Funeral services will be held Friday morning from St. Mary's Church in this city for Cornelius Breen, 67, well known businessman and funeral director, who died at his home on Washington Street, Monday night following a long period of failing health. Interment at Calvary. 

Born in Hopewell March 1, 1870, Mr. Breen had been a resident of this county during his entire lifetime. He served in his earlier years as an attendant at Brigham Hall and Willard State Hospital, and later completed a course in Renouard school of embalming in New York. Following this he entered into partnership with Charles F. Ahrens in this city where he was connected at the time of his death.

He was an active member of St. Mary's Church in this city and of it's auxiliary organizations. He was also active in K of C circles having served for three terms as Grand Knight of Canandaigua Council. He also served as president of the K of C  building association, and was a director of NYS Funeral Directors.

He leaves his wife, three sons, and two daughters, Jeremiah, of Washington, Leo H., Edward M., Mrs. James P. Coyne, and Miss Dorothy Breen, all of Canandaigua, also two sisters and two brothers.

             At 32 years of age Cornelius became the father of Edward M. Breen Hopewell, New York, December 03, 1902.  

                            ONTARIO  COUNTY  JOURNAL 

 Born     BREEN    At Hopewell, December 3, 1902, to Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Breen, a son.

                  At 38 years of age Cornelius became the father of Marion Elizabeth Breen Canandaigua, New York, January 11, 1909.  Birth notice in the Ontario County Journal, Jan. 15, 1909, stated that her parents lived on Main Street.

                 At 45 years of age Cornelius became the father of Gerald C. Breen 1915.  At 48 years of age Cornelius became the father of Dorothy A. Breen Canandaigua, New York, April 18, 1918. 

                          ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL   April 19, 1918 

BORN         BREEN    -   At Canandaigua, April 16, 1918, to Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Breen, Bristol Street,  a daughter.

                            ONTARIO  COUNTY  TIMES   1928

Mrs. Cornelius Breen, Washington Street, entertained at a dinner and a variety shower on Thursday evening for Miss Elizabeth McCarthy, whose marriage to Raymond Rodney of Manchester will take place next month.  Miss Mary Dunton, West Gibson Street, entertained at bridge for Miss McCarthy on Saturday evening.

            ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  July 12, 1929

PERSONALS -  Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius J. Breen and two children, Washington St., left yesterday by motor to visit Mrs. Breen's brother, Mark Fitzgerald, at Cleveland, Ohio. They were accompanied by Mrs. Elizabeth Fitzgerald who returned to her home after spending a year with her daughter. 

Thomas Flood and Bridget Kennedy had the following children:

James Thomas Flood was born in West Junius, New York July 30, 1877.  James died January 15, 1938 Clifton Springs, NY, at 60 years of age.

                ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Fri. January 21, 1938  PAGE  8 COL  3

OBITUARY -  FLOOD  James T. Flood, well known former businessman of this vicinity, died at his home 26 Broad St., Clifton Springs, on Saturday night at the age of 60 years, after a long illness.  Formerly a resident of Canandaigua he was the traveling representative of the Dold Packing Company for many years, and had a wide circle of acquaintances.   He had conducted markets at Shortsville and Clifton Springs.

He is survived by his widow, one brother, John M. Flood of Canandaigua, and 5 nephews and nieces. Funeral held Tuesday at his home and at St. Felix church with Rev. James O'Brien officiating. Burial at St. Agnes Cemetery. His body was interred 1938 Clifton Springs, New York, St. Agnes Cemetery.              


John M.2 Flood  was born in West Junius, New York 1872.  John died 1959 at 87 years of age.  His body was interred 1959 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.  Section 8     He married Clara M. Engert Canandaigua, New York, August 12, 1902.

                    ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday August 15, 1902

                              A Double Wedding

At St. Mary's church on Tuesday morning, Rev. James T. Dougherty, the pastor, united in marriage John M. Flood and Miss Clara M. Engert, and James T. Flood and Miss Mary O'Brien. The wedding was a complete surprise to the friends of the young people. Mr. and Mrs. James T. Flood will reside in Syracuse.

              Clara was born Canandaigua, New York May 30, 1882.  Clara was the daughter of John George Engert and Louise Leiston.  Clara died 1944 at 62 years of age.  Her body was interred 1944 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery. 

Michael2 Flynn was born Ireland September 01, 1842.  Michael died July 06, 1921 Canandaigua, New York, at 78 years of age. 

       ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday July 8, 1921

                  OBITUARY    FLYNN 

The death of Michael Flynn occurred at the Imperial Hotel on Wednesday evening. Deceased was born in Ireland, September 1, 1842, and had resided in Canandaigua for 54 years.  

He leaves one son, Thomas Flynn, of Canandaigua, two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Winifred Wallace of Jamaica, Mrs. Margaret Bruan of Lorraine, Ohio, and James Flynn of Ireland.  The funeral will be held at St. Mary's Church tomorrow morning. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery. 

Thomas Francis3 Flynn  was born New York 1876.  Thomas died November 01, 1954 Canandaigua, New York, at 78 years of age.  His body was interred 1954 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.  Section BB, picture of grave taken. He married Kathryn E. Touhey Canandaigua, New York, April 04, 1910. 

           ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  April 8, 1910

                    FLYNN   -   TOUHEY

Thomas Francis Flynn, proprietor of the Imperial Hotel, and Miss Katerine Elizabeth Touhey, were married at St. Mary's Church on Monday morning by Rev. James T. Dougherty.  Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Touhey, on Saltonstall St. 

Later Mr. and Mrs. Flynn departed for a wedding Journey to New York City and the East.  Among the bride's presents was a check for 1000 dollars from her father.

                  SAME PAPER  and  PAGE

              MARRIED        FLYNN  -  TOUHEY

 At Canandaigua, April 4, 1910, Thomas Francis Flynn and Miss Katherine Gertrude Touhey, both of Canandaigua.

                            Kathryn was born 1881.  Kathryn was the daughter of Jeremiah Touhey and Mary Hogan.  Kathryn died June 28, 1932 Canandaigua, New York, at 50 years of age.


 Mrs. Katherine T. Flynn, wife of Thomas F. Flynn, died at her home in the Imperial Hotel, Sunday afternoon, after a long illness.  Besides her husband she leaves two sons and a daughter, Walter, George, and Mary Flynn, her mother, Mrs. Mary Touhey and Miss Minnie L. Touhey, all Canandaigua.  Funeral services at St. Mary's Church, with burial at Calvary Cemetery.

                ONTARIO  COUNTY  TIMES October 2, 1918

                   CANANDAIGUA in THE  DRY  COLUMN

Martin Muldoon, proprietor of the Imperial Hotel, has retired from its management, and will remove to Rochester.  Thomas P. Flynn, owner of the property will conduct it as an eating and rooming house. 

Thomas Francis Flynn and Kathryn E. Touhey had the following children:

   Ellen Flynn was born 1918.  Ellen died July 21, 1921 Canandaigua, New York, at 3 years of age.

                  ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday July 29, 1921

                                   OBITUARY      FLYNN          

The funeral services of Ellen Flynn, aged three years, who passed away on Thursday of last week, were held at St. Mary's Church on Sunday. There survive her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Flynn, two brothers, George and Walter Flynn, and a sister, Mary Louise Flynn.  Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. 

Walter T.4 Flynn was born January 14, 1911.  Walter died June 08, 1969 at 58 years of age.

                  CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER June 10, 1969

                    OBITUARY   Walter T. Flynn

A private Funeral service for Walter T. Flynn, 58, of 58 Howell Street, will be held at the Kennedy and Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Mr. Flynn died Sunday in Thompson Hospital.

Survivors are his widow, Ursula Tracey Flynn, two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Barbara Emeneau of Melrose, Mass., and Miss Katherine C. Flynn of Canandaigua, a son, Thomas T. Flynn of Lakewood, Ohio, and a sister, Miss Mary L. Flynn, of San Francisco. His body was interred 1969 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery. He  married Eursla Beal Tracey .

                          Eursla was born 1912.  Eursla was the daughter of William E. Jr. Tracey and Gertrude L. Phetteplace.    Eursla died November 28, 1978 in Sarasota, Florida, at 66 years of age.

                         ROCHESTER  DEMOCRAT  and CHRONICLE

CANANDAIGUA -   Mrs. Walter Flynn, age 66, formerly of 58 Howell Street, died November 28, in Sarasota, Florida. 

She is survived by one son, Thomas T. Flynn, of Rittman, Ohio, 2 daughters, Mrs. Arthur Barbara Emeneau of Winchester, Mass., and Mrs. Hanon Katherine Russell of Milford, Conn., 5 grandchildren.  Burial Woodlawn Cemetery.

     Barbara Flynn  was born Canandaigua, New York May 29, 1943. 

Thompson Memorial Hospital, a daughter to Lieut. and Mrs. Walter P. Flynn, Park Street. Mrs. Flynn was  Miss Ursula Tracey. Lieut. Flynn is on active service in the U S Navy. 

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