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GEROULD  - GIFFORD

Scott2 Gerould was born Gorham, New York March 13, 1873.  Scott died January 21, 1957 Canandaigua, New York, at 83 years of age.

             CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER January 21, 1957

Scott L. Gerould, 83, 172 N. Main Street, died this AM January 21, 1957 in the Thompson Hospital following a long illness.  He was the husband of Gertrude G. Potter Gerould.

He was born in the town of Gorham, March 13, 1873. He was the son of the late Horace and Olive Griswold Gerould. He was a retired cattle dealer and farmer, a member of the Methodist Church and Canandaigua Grange, and past Supervisor of the Town of Canandaigua. 

Survivors besides his wife are a daughter, Mrs. A. Morrise Gifford of Canandaigua, two grandsons, Robert G. Gifford, of Smithtown, LI, and Wesley A. Gifford, Canandaigua, and two granddaughters. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery. 

Esther Gladys3 Gerould was born Canandaigua, New York April 06, 1901.  Esther died July 21, 1996 Canandaigua, New York, at 95 years of age.  She married Alfred Morris Gifford Canandaigua, New York, May 06, 1924. 

                  ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday  May 7, 1924 

                                       GEROULD - GIFFORD

The marriage of Miss Esther Gladys Gerould and A. Morris Gifford, both of Canandaigua, will take place at the Methodist parsonage, Saturday afternoon. Rev. Stephen S. Pratt officiating.

Following the ceremony a wedding dinner will be served at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Gerould, on the Rochester Road.

                 Alfred was born in Canandaigua, New York August 02, 1899.[i]  Alfred was the son of Charles Gifford and Harriet Jane VanGelder.  Alfred died June 08, 1989 Canandaigua, New York, at 89 years of age. [i]. City Clerk Record number 1657.

                         CANANDAIGUA  DAILY  MESSENGER

                        CANANDAIGUA -  A.. MORRIS GIFFORD

A. Morris Gifford, 89, died yesterday, June 8, at the Canandaigua Veterans Administration Medical Center.  A lifelong resident of Canandaigua, Mr. Gifford was a well known building contractor and built many homes on Canandaigua Lake from the mid 1930's until his retirement in 1970. 

He was a member of the United Methodist Church and served on the board of directors and the board of trustees of the church.  He was  a past master of the Canandaigua Masonic Lodge and former member of the YMCA board of directors.

Surviving are his wife, Esther Gifford of Canandaigua, two sons, Robert G. Gifford of Carmel, California, and Wesley A. Gifford of Canandaigua, a sister, Mabel Poreca of Rochester, three grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and two nieces. He was predeceased by a brother, R. Leslie Gifford. There will be no prior calling hours, and burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery.

George Stetson1 Gifford  was born in Findley Lake, Chautauqua, New York September 09, 1906.  George died January 17, 1971 Canandaigua, New York, at 64 years of ageHe married Catherine Augusta Buckelew Holcomb, New York, December 23, 1932.

                  ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday December 30, 1932

                            EAST  BLOOMFIELD      GIFFORD   BUCKELEW

The marriage of Miss Catherine Augusta Buckelew, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur G. Buckelew of Holcomb, and George Stetson Gifford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gifford of Newark, Delaware, took place at noon Friday, December 23, at the home of the bride's parents.  Rev. Roy F. Gamble, pastor of the Congregational church of East Bloomfield officiated.

 The bride wore a gown of hyacinth blue sheer crepe and carried an arm bouquet of white chrysanthemums. Her sister, Miss Ruth Buckelew, as maid of honor, was gowned in Nassau blue crepe. DeWitt Mowry, of East Bloomfield, was best man.

 Preceding the ceremony, Miss Ruth Buckelew played Christmas carols and accompanied Mrs. James Gibson of Stanley, college roommate of the bride, in the singing of It Came upon the Midnight Clear, and I Love You Truly. The bride's sister, Miss Edith Buckelew, played the wedding party and Miss Mary Elizabeth Buckelew acted as escort to the wedding party. Christmas trees and wreaths and ropes of greens were used in the house decorations. The table centerpiece was of greens and pine cones with red.

Following  a wedding trip to Washington, DC and Delaware, Mr. and Mrs. Gifford will make their home in Oneida.

Out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. George Sheeler and children, Mae, Ivan and Arthur, of Mendon, Mr. and Mrs. James Gibson, of Stanley, Mr. and Mrs. Burton Deuel of Honeoye, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Buckelew, of Bristol, and Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Hanselman, of Maryville.

                                         Catherine Augusta Buckelew  was born Bristol, New York April 09, 1908.  Catherine was the daughter of Arthur Garfield Buckelew and Augusta Sheeler.  Catherine died July 29, 1975 Canandaigua, New York, at 67 years of age. 

  GORHAM    -   CATHERINE GIFFORD

Catherine B. Gifford, 67, active in cooperative extension work for a number of years, died yesterday at Thompson Hospital following a long illness.

She formerly resided at West Swamp Road, Gorham. Born in Bristol, she was the daughter of Arthur and Augusta Buckelew and was the widow of George Stetson Gifford.

A 1925 graduate of East Bloomfield High School, Mrs. Gifford was graduated from Cornell University in 1929 and was a member of Phi Betta Kappa. She was employed as an agent with the Madison County Extension Service from 1929 to 1933 and in Yates County from 1956 to 1962. She was a member of the Ontario County Home Bureau and the Bethel Baptist Church of Gorham.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Bruce Martha Allen of Penn Yan, Mrs. Douglas Carolyn Seymour of Jamestown, and Mrs. Jay Gladys Malborough of Buffalo, a son, Roy of Spokane Washington, three sisters, Mrs. DeWitt Ruth Mowry of Holcomb, Mrs. Ralph Edith Harris of Penn Yan, and Mrs. Charles Mary Elizabeth Wynand of Rochester, and four grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Saturday at the Bethel Baptist church with burial in Gorham Cemetery. 

Nathaniel Gifford and Olive Burns had the following children:

Waity R. Gifford  was born in Rensselear, New York 1825.  Waity died 1906.  She married Samuel Douglass 1847. 

                 Samuel Douglass was born in Rensselear, New York March 05, 1825.  Samuel was the son of Samuel Douglass and Aseneth Sherman.   Samuel died February 28, 1906 Canandaigua, New York, at 80 years of age. 

 ONTARIO  COUNTY  JOURNAL Friday March 2, 1906

                         TWO DEATHS RECORDED

                       Samuel Douglass, aged resident passed away

At 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon occurred the death of Samuel Douglass, at the home of his son, F. G. Douglass, Chapin Street. Mr. Douglass had suffered from heart trouble for several years, but had been able to be about the house almost to the end.  Deceased was born in Pittstown, Rensselear County, March 5, 1825, and had he lived until next Monday, would have been 81 years of age.

About 60 years ago he married Waity Gifford, and 49 years ago they removed to this town, living for a short time on a farm on the East side of the lake, when Mr. Douglass purchased the handsomely situated farm on the West lake shore road, which has since been his home. During the past two winters he and Mrs. Douglass had lived with their son in the village. 

Mr. Douglass was a staunch Democrat, and while he had no political ambitions, he was always well posted and was a reliable and dependable member of his party. He served one term as town assessor. Besides his wife, who at almost exactly his age, is well and strong, there survive six children, Mrs. Caroline A. Warfield, Mrs. Isaiah Case, Miss Mary Douglass, F. G. Douglass, Mrs. Ira P. Cribb, and James S. Douglass, all of this town. One brother, John Douglass of Troy, also survives.

Mr. Douglass was a member of the Methodist Church, and his pastor, Rev. Ward Mosher will officiate at the funeral service this afternoon. At Mr. Douglass' request, made some time ago, six of his stalwart grandsons will bear the body to it's last resting place.  They are, H. D. Warfield, Freed D. Cribb, Samuel M., Ray, Everitt, and James Douglass. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. 

Levi2 Gifford  was born in Pittstown, Rensselear County, New York December 23, 1818.  Levi died November 19, 1889 Canandaigua, New York, at 70 years of age.

   ONTARIO  COUNTY  TIMES November 27, 1889

             OBITUARY    LEVI  GIFFORD

The funeral of Levi Gifford occurred from his late residence near Canandaigua at 2 PM, on Thursday, and was largely attended by friends from the immediate vicinity, also Middlesex, Pittstown, Cohoes, NY, and Williamsport, Pa.  Rev. Theron Green, of the ME church, officiated, and Mr. Gifford being a member of that church for the past nine years.

Levi Gifford was born in Pittstown, Rensselear County, NY, December 23, 1818, and came to Ontario County nearly fifty years ago, where he has since resided.

Mr. Gifford was thrice married, and leaves a widow and two sons, N. J. and D. D. Gifford, also six daughters, all of whom are married, Mrs. John Douglass, Pittstown, NY, Mrs. John Sanford, Gorham, NY, Mrs. A. J. Cooley, and Mrs. Edward Spangle, Canandaigua, Mrs. Samuel Bates, Syracuse, Mrs. M. S. Eldon, Williamsport, Pa. Two brothers, Ira and Charles Gifford, live at Pittstown, and one brother, Nathaniel Gifford, and one sister, Mrs. Samuel Douglass, reside near Canandaigua.

 For two or three years Mr. Douglass had been failing in health, and for some weeks previous to his death was very much troubled with sleeplessness, and on November 12th he was overcome by shock of paralysis, but lived until the 19th, when he passed away.

During the week he lived he never spoke, though his mind was clear to the last, and he by signs gave directions to his family, and to his pastor gave evidence of strong faith in God and hope of a blessed future life.

  ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES November 20, 1889

                        DIED   GIFFORD

 In Canandaigua, November 19, 1889, Levi Gifford, aged 70 years, 10 months, and 27 days. Funeral on Thursday at 2 o'clock, at his late residence.

He married three times.  He married Alida Vandercook.  Alida died 1849.  Alida became the mother of Mary Frances Gifford 1846.  He married 2nd Olive Weatherwax .  Olive was born Schenectady, New York.  Olive died December 21, 1853.  He married 3rd Mary Jane Weatherwax Gorham, New York, February 01, 1855.   Mary was born in Amsterdam, New York September 17, 1834.  Mary died August 17, 1906 Canandaigua, New York, at 71 years of age.

                 CANANDAIGUA  CHRONICLE  August 22, 1906

                      OBITUARY -  GIFFORD

Friday last at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. D. Spangle, Bristol Street, with whom she resided, the death occurred of Mrs. Mary Jane Gifford, widow of Levi Gifford, aged seventy one years and eleven months.  Mrs. Gifford was born in Amsterdam, NY, September 17, 1834, and came to this section about sixty years ago.

She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. John P. Sanford, of Rushville, Mrs. O. J. Cooley, of Canandaigua, Mrs. S. G. Bates, of Syracuse, Mrs. E. D. Spangle, of Canandaigua, and M. S. Eldon, of Bayonne, NJ, two sons, N. J. and D. D. Gifford, of this place, a step daughter, Mrs. John Douglass, of Troy, NY, one brother, David Dayton Gifford, of Honolulu, Sanwich Islands, and thirteen grandchildren. 

Mrs. Gifford had been in ill health with nervous complaint for some time and her death was not unexpected. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the residence of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Spangle, Rev. Ward Mosher officiating and interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Nathaniel A.2 Gifford was born in Rensselear, New York March 04, 1827. Nathaniel died June 15, 1900 Canandaigua, New York, at 73 years of age.

  ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  June 22, 1900  PAGE  3  COL  1

The death of Nathaniel A. Gifford occurred at his home a few miles North East of this village on Friday. The deceased was 73 years of age. He had been an invalid for many months, having suffered a paralytic stroke, and the recurrence of the stroke caused his death.

He is survived by his wife, three sons, Charles, Dudley, and George, two daughters, Mrs. Charles Keene and Mrs. A. L. Mabbitt, both of Rochester, and an aged brother, Ira Gifford of Troy. The funeral was held from his late home on Monday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Wallace Webb, D. D.

He married Mary Sherman Douglass 1848.   Mary was born in Rensselear, New York April 1827.  Mary was the daughter of Samuel Douglass and Aseneth Sherman.  Mary died April 17, 1903 Rochester, New York, at 76 years of age.

                  ONTARIO  COUNTY  JOURNAL Friday April 24, 1903

                                            Obituary    Gifford

Mrs. Mary S. Gifford, widow of Nathaniel J. Gifford, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Mabbett, at Rochester, on Friday, aged 76 years.  Mrs. Gifford had been afflicted with a cancerous trouble for several years, and her sufferings had been intense. During those years she had been tenderly cared for by her two daughters, Mrs. Charles Keene and Mrs. Mabbett.

The remains were brought here, and funeral services were held from the undertaking rooms of Gillett and Kennedy, on Monday morning, Rev. Dr. J. Wallace Webb officiating. Mrs. Gifford had resided in this town for many years. The homestead was situated north of the village. After the death of her husband, she made her home with Mrs. Mabbett at Rochester. 

She leaves besides her two daughters, three sons, Douglass Gifford, of California, George Gifford, of Chicago, Ill., and Charles Gifford, who resides on the homestead. 

Nathaniel A. Gifford and Mary Sherman Douglass had the following children:

Mary Stella Gifford  was born in Rensselear, New York 1860.  Mary died June 30, 1882 Canandaigua, New York, at 21 years of age.

                      ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  July 7, 1882   PAGE  2

GIFFORD -  In this town June 30, 1882, Stella, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Gifford, aged 22 years.

 

Carrie M. Gifford was born in Rensselear, New York 1862.  Carrie died December 29, 1947 Rochester, New York, at 85 years of age.  She married twice.  

OBITUARY

"MABBETT - Entered into rest. Monday,   December 29, 1947, at the Genesee Hospital, Carolyn M. Gifford, widow of Alonzo L.  Mabbett, in her 86th year. 

She is survived by nieces and nephews.  Edith Keene Hendrik, Elizabeth Keene Englehardt, Robert Leslie Gifford, Alfred Morris Gifford, Mabel Gifford Porreca; three grand-nieces, four grandnephews,  one great-grandniece.  Mrs. Mabbett was a member of the Central  Presbyterian Church for more than 50 years.

Memorial services will be held at Hedges Memorial Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock.  Flowers gratefully declined."   

 

Nathaniel J.3 Gifford  was born March 29, 1867.  He married Eva M. Gignac March 13, 1890. 

          REPOSITORY  and  MESSENGER March 20, 1890

                           GIFFORD  - GIGNAC 

March 13, 1890, by Rev. J. Wagnell of Cohoes, NY, N. J. Gifford of Canandaigua, and Eva Gignac of Pittston, NY. 

 

Charles3 Gifford was born in Pittstown December 1851.  Charles died April 12, 1926 Canandaigua, New York, at 74 years of age.

                  ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Page  4 COL  4  and Page  5  Col  5

                          Gifford at Canandaigua April 12, 1926

Charles Gifford, age 75 years.

The death of Charles Gifford aged 75 years, a retired farmer, occurred at his home on Granger Street Monday PM following a long illness. Mr. Gifford was born in Rensselear County, coming to Canandaigua when about 14 years old.

He is survived by his wife, Hattie VanGelder Gifford, two sons and a daughter, Leslie and Morris Gifford and Miss Mabel Gifford of this city, also by two sisters, Mrs. Charles Keene and Mrs. Alonzo Mabbett of Rochester. Burial in Woodlawn.

"Charles Gifford, aged 75 years, retired farmer, died at his home in Granger street this afternoon following a long illness.  He was born in Rensselaer County and came to Canandaigua when about 14 years of age.

He leaves his wife, two sons and a daughter, Leslie and Morris Gifford and Miss Mabel Gifford of this city; also two sisters, Mrs. Charles Keene and Mrs. Alonzo Mabbett of Rochester."  The other one says "Funeral services for Charles Gifford, who died at his home in Granger street yesterday afternoon, will be held from the residence tomorrow at 2:30, Rev. Stephen S. Pratt, of the Methodist church, officiating.  Interment in Woodlawn cemetery."

                    He married Harriet Jane VanGelder Rochester, New York, April 05, 1893. 

                  ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES, April 26, 1893  Page  2  Col  4

                                  GIFFORD - VANGELDER

   In Rochester, April 5, 1893, by the Rev. Peter Lindsley, Charles Gifford, of Canandaigua, and Miss Harriet VanGelder, of Chapinville, NY.

         ONTARIO REPOSITORY  and MESSENGER Fri. April 7, 1893 PAGE  2  COL  6

                               GIFFORD - VANGELDER

 At Rochester, Wednesday April 5, 1893, by Rev. Peter Lindsay, Charles Gifford of Canandaigua, and Miss Harriet VanGelder of Chapinville.

Harriet was born in Schuyler County, New York August 28, 1859.  Harriet was the daughter of Alfred Morris VanGelder and Mary Jane Dean.  Harriet died November 16, 1949 Canandaigua, New York, at 90 years of age.

              ROCHESTER  DEMOCRAT  and CHRONICLE  November 17, 1949 PAGE  19

MRS.  HARRIET  J.  GIFFORD Canandaigua   Mrs. Harriet J. Gifford, 90, oldest member of Chapin Methodist Church, died unexpectedly yesterday, November 16, 1949,  at the home of a son, R. Leslie Gifford, North Road, Canandaigua RD 4.

                                 SAME  PAPER

 MRS.  HARRIET  J. GIFFORD Canandaigua   Mrs. Harriet J. Gifford, 90, oldest member of Chapin Methodist Church, died unexpectedly yesterday, Nov 16, 1949, at the home of a son, R. Leslie Gifford, North Road, Canandaigua RD 4. Mrs. Gifford, widow of Charles Gifford, was born August 28, 1859, and had always been a resident of New York State.

Her parents were the late Alfred and Mary Dean VanGelder.  She lived in this vicinity many years and was active in church affairs until her death.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. H. C. Porreca, West Henrietta, two sons, R. Leslie Gifford, Canandaigua Town, and A. Morris Gifford, Canandaigua City, two brothers, J. Edgar VanGelder, California, and B. Emerson VanGelder, Wilmington, Del., also four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow in the Kennedy Funeral Chapel, this city, with the Rev. Robert Green, Chapin, and the Rev. Lloyd V. Moffit, Canandaigua, Methodist pastors officiating. Burial will be Woodlawn Cemetery, here.

Charles Gifford and Harriet Jane VanGelder had the following children:

Charles Stewart4 Gifford was born Canandaigua, New York May 03, 1895. Charles died August 09, 1896 Canandaigua, New York, at 1 yr of age.  

                   ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday August 12, 1896 PAGE  3  COL  6

DIED  -   GIFFORD  At Canandaigua August 9, Charles Stewart, child of Charles and Hattie J. Gifford, aged 1 year 3 months and 4 days.        

       ONTARIO COUNTY  JOURNAL  August 14, 1896    

 DIED     GIFFORD  At Chapinville, Aug. 9, 1896, Charles Stewart Gifford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gifford, aged 1 year three  months.

 

Robert Leslie Gifford was born Canandaigua, New York July 18, 1896.  He married Orrene Relief Gourlay Farmington, New York, June 15, 1927.[i]  [i]. Register number 153, 339 on microfilm at the Archives in Hopewell, NY. Witnessed by Ethel Gourlay, of Farmington, NY, and Laverne F. Darling of Geneva, New York.

                     THE  VICTOR  HERALD   Friday June 17, 1927 

                              GIFFORD   -  GOURLAY

The marriage of Miss Orrene Relief Gourlay, assistant superintendent of Thompson Memorial Hospital, and Robert Leslie Gifford of Canandaigua, took place at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mark C. Gourlay of Victor, on Wednesday afternoon, June 15th.  Rev. Stephen S. Pratt, pastor of the Canandaigua Methodist church, performed the ceremony in the presence of about 70 guests. 

The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a gown of white flat crepre with tulle veil arranged in Spanish comb effect, caught with a bandeau of pearls and lilies of the valley.  Her shower bouquet was of bride roses and lilies of the valley.

She was attended by her sister, Miss Ethel Gourlay, who wore yellow rosebuds. The best man was LeVerne Darling of Geneva. Mrs. Eli Gourlay of Victor aunt of the bride, played the wedding marches.

Immediately after the ceremony the bridal party received the guests, standing before an arch of peonies and daises banked with palms and ferns. Quantities of peonies, daises, roses, and other seasonal flowers were effectively arranged about the spacious rooms, a color scheme of pink and yellow predominating.  Dinner was served at small tables, pink rosebuds centering the bride's table, laid for four, and pink and yellow rosebuds were used on the remaining tables. Associates of the bride on the Memorial hospital staff assisted in serving. 

After two weeks wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Gifford will reside on the groom's farm on the Norris Road, Canandaigua. Mr. Gifford is employed at the Lehigh Valley railroad transfer station in Manchester.

                    Marion Gladys Gifford was born Canandaigua, New York December 09, 1897. Marion died September 10, 1898 Chapinville, New York, at less than one year of age.

   ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL September 16, 1898

DIED  -  GIFFORD  -  At Chapinville, Sept. 10, 1898, Marion Gladys Gifford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gifford, aged nine months.

  

Alfred Morris4 Gifford was born in Canandaigua, New York August 02, 1899.[i]  Alfred died June 08, 1989 Canandaigua, New York, at 89 years of age. [i]. City Clerk Record number 1657.

                  CANANDAIGUA  DAILY  MESSENGER

                 CANANDAIGUA -   A. MORRIS GIFFORD

Morris Gifford, 89, died yesterday, June 8, at the Canandaigua Veterans Administration Medical Center.  A lifelong resident of Canandaigua, Mr. Gifford was a well known building contractor and built many homes on Canandaigua Lake from the mid 1930's until his retirement in 1970.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church and served on the board of directors and the board of trustees of the church.  He was  a past master of the Canandaigua Masonic Lodge and former member of the YMCA board of directors.

Surviving are his wife, Esther Gifford of Canandaigua, two sons, Robert G. Gifford of Carmel, California, and Wesley A. Gifford of Canandaigua, a sister, Mabel Poreca of Rochester, three grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and two nieces. He was predeceased by a brother, R. Leslie Gifford. There will be no prior calling hours, and burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery.

                             He married Esther Gladys Gerould Canandaigua, New York, May 06, 1924.

                ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday  May 7, 1924

                         GEROULD  -  GIFFORD 

The marriage of Miss Esther Gladys Gerould and A. Morris Gifford, both of Canandaigua, will take place at the Methodist parsonage, Saturday afternoon. Rev. Stephen S. Pratt officiating. Following the ceremony a wedding dinner will be served at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Gerould, on the Rochester Road

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