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James1 Fogarty was born Ireland 1820.  James died before 1870 at 50 years of age.  This is an estimated guess since he does not show on the 1870 census with wife and his son. His body was interred Canandaigua, New York, Calvary Cemetery.   The Ontario County Journal, Friday, May 9, 1909, listed him as a soldier buried in Calvary.

         He married Bridget Hagerty Bridget was born Ireland 1822.  Bridget died May 24, 1898 Canandaigua, New York, at 75 years of age. 

                        ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  June 3, 1898

                                   DIED   FOGARTY

 At Canandaigua, New York May 24, 1898, Mrs. Bridget Fogarty aged 86 years.


James Simon2 Fogarty  was born Canandaigua, New York June 02, 1856.  James died November 11, 1927 Canandaigua, New York, at 71 years of age.  He married twice.  He married Sarah J. Phipps Shortsville, New York, June 16, 1886.   He married Ina Emeline Briggs Canandaigua, New York, April 10, 1918.

       ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Nov 16, 1927  Page 4

James S. Fogarty died here on Sunday night following a long illness, at the age of 71 years.  Mr. Fogarty was a life long resident of Canandaigua, having been born here on June 2, 1856. He had been active in the affairs of the community having served as a member of the former Canandaigua village light commission and for several years as chief of the Canandaigua fire department.

 He joined the old Steamer Company, No. 1, in 1875 and upon its merger with the Erina Hose company became a charter member of that organization. He was for 35 years engineer at the Smith Bros. Mill and held a similar position with the New York Canners for the past ten years.

He is survived by his wife, four daughters, Mrs Louis H. Brown, Mrs. W. G. Lapham, Mrs. Charles Henderson, and Mrs. Edward M. Breen, and a son, W. J. Fogarty, all of Canandaigua, NY. The funeral was held this morning from St. Mary's church, with interment in Calvary Cemetery. His body was interred 1927 Canandaigua, New York, Calvary Cemetery.  

                    ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday July 2, 1886

                                    FOGARTY  -  PHIPPS

In Shortsville, June 15, 1886, by Rev. Father Lee, James Fogarty and Miss Phipps.

                  Sarah was born Shortsville, New York July 29, 1863.  Sarah was the daughter of David William Phipps and Bridget O'Dowd.  Sarah died December 16, 1906 Canandaigua, New York, at 43 years of age.[i] [i]. Canandaigua City Clerk Office Record number 4032.

                            ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL 

  DIED -   At Canandaigua, Mrs. Sarah J. Phipps wife of James Fogarty, aged 43 years.

                     ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL December 21, 1906  PAGE  5 COL  3

Seven children motherless, Mrs. James S. Fogarty died on Sunday following an operation, aged 43 years. Her death has aroused the deepest sympathy for seven children are left motherless. Mrs. Fogarty was formerly Miss Sarah Phipps.

She was a devoted member of St. Mary's church and there she will be sadly missed also. She leaves besides her husband and children, her mother, Mrs. David Phipps of this village, one brother, David, and four sisters, Misses Margaret and Emma Phipps, and Mrs. Harry Cory, Shortsville, and Mrs. Elizabeth Diets of Bloomington, Ill.


                              DIED      FOGARTY

         In Canandaigua, December 16, Mrs. James S. Fogarty, aged 43 years.

 FOGARTY -  Sunday afternoon at the Canandaigua Hospital of Physicians and Surgeons occurred the death of Mrs. James S. Fogarty, aged 43 years.  Mrs. Fogarty had undergone an operation on the previous Wednesday, but her recovery was confidently looked for and her death was a shock to her many friends.

Mrs. Fogarty before her marriage was Miss Sarah E. Phipps. She was born in Manchester, July 29, 1868, and on June 30, 1886 she was married to James S. Fogarty, of this place, and has always resided here. She was a woman of the Christian character and life , and her beloved husband and children have the sympathy of the entire community in their affliction.

She is survived by her husband and seven children, two boys, William and Henry,  and five little daughters, Catherine, Marguerite, Mildred, AgnesHer funeral was held from St. Mary's church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

                 At 41 years of age Sarah became the mother of Dorothy Sarah Fogarty Canandaigua, New York, May 09, 1905. 

   ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Fri. May 26, 1905

 FOGARTY   -  At Canandaigua, May 9, 1905, to Mr. and Mrs. James S. Fogarty, Beeman Street, a daughter. 

                                 He married 2nd Ina Emeline Briggs Canandaigua, New York, April 10, 1918.  Married by Rev. James T. Dougherty at St. Mary's Church.  

                            ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Fri. April 12, 1918  


The marriage of James Simon Fogarty and Mrs. Ina Emmeline Tiffany, both of Canandaigua, took place at St. Mary's rectory on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. James T. Dougherty performing the ceremony.             

                 Ina was born Bristol, New York April 03, 1871.  Ina was the daughter of Elihu E. Briggs and Mary Ann Beach Johnson.  She married Wilbur Levi Tiffany June 23, 1887.  Ina died June 20, 1942 in Brockport, New York, at 71 years of age.

                         DEMOCRAT  and  CHRONICLE  June 22, 1942   PAGE  10

                                                MRS. INA  T.  FOGARTY

Canandaigua,   Funeral services will be held at 2 PM tomorrow at 20 Atwater Place for Mrs. Ina Tiffany Fogarty, 71, Canandaigua resident who died suddenly Saturday in Brockport, where she was visiting a daughter, Mrs. Fred Cramer.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Cramer, Mrs. W. A. Ryan, and Mrs. Frank Andrews, Canandaigua, and Mrs. Clement Donoghue Rochester, also two sons, Policeman Rolland B. Tiffany, Canandaigua, and Norman Tiffany, Buffalo, nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Mrs. Ina Tiffany Fogarty, 71, of this city, died suddenly of a heart attack this morning in Brockport, where she was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Fred Cramer.  Born in Bristol, she had been a lifelong resident of Ontario County, more recently making her home with her daughter, Mrs. W. A. Ryan.

Survivors are four daughters and two sons, Mrs. Cramer, Mrs. Clement Donohue, Rochester, Mrs. Frank Andrews, Mrs. Ryan, and Patrolman Roland B. Tiffany, Canandaigua, and Norman Tiffany, Buffalo, nine grandchildren, and one great grandchild. 

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 PM from the home of Mrs. Ryan, 20 Atwater Place, the Rev. Stephen S. Pratt, pastor of Chapin Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

             At 27 years of age Ina became the mother of Hazel Lucretia Tiffany Canandaigua, New York, August 22, 1898.  Record number 1531 at City Clerk Office.

                      ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  August 26, 1898

  BORN          TIFFANY               At Canandaigua, August 22, 1898, to Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur L. Tiffany, a daughter.

           At 32 years of age Ina became the mother of Roland Briggs Tiffany Bristol, New York, August 03, 1903.  Record number 2025 at City Clerk Office.

                 Ontario County Times Wednesday August, 1903

  BIRTH -     At Canandaigua, Aug 3, 1903 to Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Tiffany, a son. 

James Simon Fogarty and Sarah J. Phipps had the following children:

Josephine Agnes Fogarty was born Canandaigua, New York February 25, 1902.  Josephine died May 16, 1987 Canandaigua, New York, at 85 years of age.   



Agnes  Henderson, 85, of Elm Manor Nursing Home, died Saturday, May 16, 1987 at Thompson Memorial Hospital. Her body was interred 1987 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.

                          She married Charles Constant Henderson Canandaigua, New York, June 04, 1923.[ii] [ii]. Ontario County Archives Record Volume 3 Page 32. At the Canandaigua City clerk office record number 699 shows that he is age 24, and she is age 21.

         ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES   Wed. June 6, 1923

                          FOGARTY  -  HENDERSON

Miss Josephine Agnes Fogarty and Charles Constant Henderson, both of this city, were married at St. Mary's rectory Monday. Rev. William H Darcy, rector of the church performed the ceremony in the presence of the immediate relatives.

The bride was attended by Miss Madeline Broderick, of this city, and Lewis Henderson, brother of the groom was best man. Mr. and Mrs. Henderson left immediately for a trip to New York. They will spend the summer at the Lapham cottage East Lake shore

                 Charles Constant Henderson was born Canandaigua, New York October 27, 1898.[iii] [iii]. Canandaigua City clerk office record number 1557.

              ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL November 4, 1898

BORN   -  HENDERSON  At Canandaigua, October 27, 1898, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henderson, a son. 

Charles was the son of Charles C. Henderson and Catherine Hill.  Charles died December 01, 1981 Canandaigua, New York, at 83 years of age.


CANANDAIGUA -    Age 83, of West Gibson Street, Canandaigua, died yesterday, December 1, 1981, at Thompson Hospital, after a long illness.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.


Dorothy Sarah Fogarty  was born Canandaigua, New York May 09, 1905.

   ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Fri. May 26, 1905


 At Canandaigua, May 9, 1905, to Mr. and Mrs. James S. Fogarty, Beeman Street, a daughter.

She married Edward M. Breen Canandaigua, New York, September 30, 1926.[i]  Rev. William H. Darcy, Catholic priest performed the ceremony in the presence of Leo H. Breen and Agnes Henderson. Edward was then living in Washington, DC, and was a barber. His mother's name appears as Mollie Hamilton but really was Mary Jane. Dorothy was a clerk. Record number at the Archives in Hopewell is 106. [i]. Copies of the Affidavit for License to Marry and Marriage License are found on PG 2N and PG 2O in the book, A Tree Trunk. Canandaigua City clerk office record number 932 states, he is listed as a Barber on the license. Witnesses were shown as Leo H. Breen of Canandaigua, and Agnes J. Henderson, Canandaigua.

                         ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  October 6, 1926  Page  3  Col  4

Miss Sarah Dorothy Fogarty, daughter of James Fogarty, and Edward M. Breen of Washington, D. C., son of Cornelius Breen of this city, were married at St. Mary's church on Thursday morning, Rev. William H. Darcy performing the nuptial mass. Mrs. Charles Henderson, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. The new Breen's will reside in Washington.

 Edward M. Breen  was born Hopewell, New York December 03, 1902. 

                               ONTARIO  COUNTY  JOURNAL

 Born -  At Hopewell, December 3, 1902, to Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Breen, a son. Edward was the son of Cornelius M. Breen and Mary Jane Hamilton. 

Edward died January 27, 1964 at 61 years of age. 

                ROCHESTER  DEMOCRAT  and CHRONICLE  Tues. January 28, 1964     PAGE  5 D

EDWARD  M.  BREEN  of 54 Boardman St., on January 27, 1964.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Fogarty Breen, two daughters, Miss Charlotte A. Breen and Mrs. Kenneth Barbara Belkirch, one son,  C. Edward Breen, two sisters, Mrs. James Marion Coyne, and Mrs. Roy Dorothy Chapman, of Canandaigua, two brothers, Jeremiah H. Breen of Washington, and Leo H. Breen of Rochester, three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at N. J. Miller's and Son Funeral Home, 1625 Mt. Hope Ave. Requiem Mass will be said Thursday morning at Blessed Sacrament Church.

            At 25 years of age Edward became the father of Charlotte A. Breen March 10, 1928.  At 37 years of age Edward became the father of C. Edward Breen Canandaigua, New York, September 05, 1940. 

          ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL September 6, 1940

  BIRTH  RECORD At F. F. Thompson Hospital, September 5, 1940, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Breen, Bristol Street.  

William James Fogarty and Blanche Marie Forman had the following child:

James E. Sr.4 Fogarty  was born June 21, 1928.  James died March 03, 1986 Canandaigua, New York, at 57 years of age.


OBITUARY -   James E. Fogarty Sr., 57, Seneca Drive, died yesterday at Thompson Hospital.   Mr. Fogarty was a member of St. Mary's Church and past member of the Canandaigua American Legion Post 256, and past member of the Elks Lodge. He served with the United States Army during the Korean War. He was employed by the Canandaigua Post Office and was a car salesman in the area for many years.    At the time of his death he was employed by the Canandaigua Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Dean Fogarty, four sons, Sgt. James Jr. of Pensacola, Fla, Timothy, Kevin, and Michael, all of Canandaigua, his mother, Mrs. William Blanche Fogarty of Canandaigua, a brother, Ronald of Shortsville, a sister, Mrs. Paul Anne McGuane of Interlaken, three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. His body was interred 1986 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.

Dow I. Fonda and Phebe Taylor had the following children:

Jennett Fonda was born in Saratoga County, New York August 29, 1799.  Jennett died September 19, 1877 Victor, New York, at 78 years of age.

  ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES September 26, 1877  PAGE  3

Mrs. VanDenbergh, wife of the late Peter VanDenbergh, died at her home in this place last Thursday. Mrs. VanDenbergh had been sick for a good while and has suffered a great deal. She had lived in this vicinity for a great many years, and was a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church here for over forty one years.

A large circle of friends mourn her loss. Her body was interred 1877 Victor, New York, Victor Village Cemetery

                She married Peter VanDenbergh in Saratoga, New York, November 24, 1819.

           Peter was born in Hoosick, Rensselear Co. N. Y. November 20, 1792.[i]  Peter was the son of Winant C. VanDenbergh and Sarah Harmense Fort.  Peter died February 21, 1877 Victor, New York, at 84 years of age. [i]. Dutch Reformed Church Records of Schaghticoke, Page 220, Batch number c510331.His obituary stated he was born in Hoosick, NY.

              ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES, February 28, 1877 

VICTOR - Mr. Peter VanDenbergh, an old and respected citizen of this place, died at his home in the village, on Wednesday morning at seven o'clock. 

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  March 7, 1877   PAGE   3

We are again called upon to record the death of one of our oldest and most respected citizens. Mr. Peter VanDenbergh died at his residence, in this village, on February 21st, at seven o'clock in the morning. Mr. VanDenbergh was born in the town of Hoosick, Rensselear county, in 1792.

He removed to the town of Farmington in the spring of 1835, and as he moved with wagons, was ten days on the road. He purchased what was known as the Tim Allen farm, upon which he resided until the spring of 1876, when he sold it to his two sons, and purchased a residence a short distance east of this village.

 He was a man of remarkably strong constitution, which successfully resisted the inroads of disease until the very last, but finally yielding to the weight of years, the oil in the lamp of life was exhausted, and, like a shock of grain fully ripe, he has passed to his reward. He experienced religion early in life, and was a member of the Presbyterian church in this village for many years.

He was a kind father and obliging neighbor, and leaves a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn his loss. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church on Friday morning, Feb. 23rd, at 11 o'clock. The sermon was preached by the Rev. Mr. Ennis, from the text, "Weep not for me, but for yourselves and for your children", which was selected by the deceased, as was also the funeral anthem which was sung at the services.

         His body was interred 1877 Victor, New York, Victor Village Cemetery 

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