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Gertrude Letitia2 Gillette was born New York November 1844.  Gertrude died April 30, 1925 Canandaigua, New York, at 80 years of age. 

  ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday May 6, 1925

 DEATHS   -  DURAND -  At Canandaigua, April 30, 1925, Mrs. Leticia Gillette Durand, aged 80 years, widow of Luman M. Durand.

Mrs. Luman M. Durand -  The death of Mrs. Leticia Gillette Durand, widow of the late Luman M. Durand, occurred at her home in Park Street, this city, following a long illness, at noon on Thursday. Mrs. Durand was born in Canandaigua November 30, 1844, the daughter of Seymour and Phoebe Johnson Gillette, and had lived here all her life. She was married in January, 1863 to Luman Munson Durand. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1913. 

Mr. Durand died in April 1920. Deceased leaves a daughter and two sons, Miss Gertrude L. Durand, Seymour E. Durand and Luman H. Durand, all of this city, also three grandchildren, Misses Katherine L. and Margaret J. Durand and S. LaVerne Durand of Canandaigua.

 The funeral service was held at the home Saturday. Interment at Woodlawn. 

                                 Her body was interred 1925 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.                      

                                            She married Luman Munson Durand January 1863. 

  ONTARIO REPUBLICAN TIMES February 4, 1863        Luman Durand to Letitia Gillett.

 Luman was born New York July 07, 1833.  Luman was the son of Elias Durand and Michel Hickox .  Luman died April 17, 1920 Canandaigua, New York, at 86 years of age.

                       ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday April 23, 1920  FRONT PAGE 

 DURAND -  Luman Munson Durand, a life long resident of Canandaigua passed away at his home on Howell Street early on Saturday morning.  The cause of death was paralysis from which he recently suffered. Deceased was born on July 7, 1833, a son of the late Elias and Michel Hickox Durand.  His mother reached the great age of 103 years.

A strong man physically, Mr. Durand seemed by nature to carry the burden of many activities in which he had been engaged.  He was a citizen of the highest character his whole life, being upright and honorable in all things.  

 He leaves his wife Letitia Durand, two sons, Seymour E. and Luman H. Durand, both of Canandaigua, two brothers, Rufus Durand of Canandaigua, and Henry A. Durand, of Washington, DC, a sister, Miss Myra Durand of Canandaigua.  Rev. Livingston L. Taylor officiated at the funeral on Sunday afternoon. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. 

Harold D. Gladding had the following child:

Dean2 Gladding    He married Irene Caroline Hicks Niagara Falls, New York, September 17, 1944. 

                 MARRIAGE             HICKS - GLADDING 

BRISTOL  Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Irene Carolyn Hicks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Irwin S. Hicks, of this place, to Mr. Dean Gladding, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold D. Gladding, of Holcomb. The simple ceremony took place Sunday afternoon, September 17, 1944, in the rectory of the Lutheran Church of Reformation, Niagara Falls.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attired in a powder blue wool dress trimmed in silver, with brown accessories. Her shoulder corsage was of yellow roses. The bride's only attendant was her sister, Miss Joyce Wright, who wore a dress of purple wool with gray accessories and a shoulder corsage of Pinocchio roses. Charles Domm, Niagara Falls, brother in law of the bridegroom was best man. Mrs. Gladding is a graduate of Canandaigua Academy, class of 1944. 

Mary E. Gladding  was born Honeoye, New York January 01, 1923.  Mary died June 14, 1997 Clifton Springs, New York, at 74 years of age. 

                   CANANDAIGUA  DAILY  MESSENGER June 16, 1997   

                                      MARY SPRENTALL  

CANANDAIGUA  -  Mary Sprentall, age 74, of Crimson King Drive, died June 14, 1997 at the House of John in Clifton Springs. Mrs. Sprentall was born on January 1, 1923, in Honeoye, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert and Edna Mason Gladding.

The widow of John Sprentall who died in 1992. She is survived by a daughter and son in law, Mary and John Armstrong of Shortsville, a son, John E. Sprentall of Webster, daughters and sons in law, Janet and Keith Richardson of Dansville, Jean and William Boyle of Canandaigua, six grandchildren and her sister, Carol Riley of Rochester. 

No calling hours. Graveside service at Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua with Rev. Lynn Spence officiating. Her body was interred 1997 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.

                                                        She married John M. Sprentall 1944.

                  John was born Canandaigua, New York January 16, 1920. John was the son of Harry Burton Sprentall and Marguerite L. Engert.   John died July 14, 1992 Canandaigua, New York, at 72 years of age. 

                     CANANDAIGUA  DAILY  MESSENGER July  14, 1992

                                  John M. Sprentall   CANANDAIGUA

 John M. Sprentall of Mason Street died today, July 14, at Thompson Hospital. He was 72.

Mr. Sprentall, a Canandaigua native, worked for more than 20 years in the International Division of Eastman Kodak Co.    He was a B 17 pilot with the Eighth Air Force Division in Europe during the World War II and a member of the American Legion.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Mary Gladding Sprentall, a son, and daughter in law, John and Mary Sprentall, of Webster, three daughters and a son in law, Mary Kornbau of Shortsville, Janet Delmore, of Canandaigua, and Jean and William Boyle of Canandaigua, a brother Tom Sprentall of Venice Florida, six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.  No prior calling hours. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

                      At 25 years of age John became the father of Mary Lee Sprentall May 1945.  At 27 years of age John became the father of John Edward Sprentall Canandaigua, New York, August 31, 1947.

              ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL September 12, 1947

BIRTH  SPRENTALL -  At F. F. Thompson Hospital, August 31, 1947, a son, John Edward, to Mr. and Mrs. John M. Sprentall, Mason Street.

             At 22 years of age Mary became the mother of Mary Lee Sprentall May 1945.  At 24 years of age Mary became the mother of John Edward Sprentall Canandaigua, New York, August 31, 1947.

                    ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL September 12, 1947

BIRTH SPRENTALLAt F. F. Thompson Hospital, August 31, 1947, a son, John Edward, to Mr. and Mrs. John M. Sprentall, Mason Street. 

Charles Arthur2 Gleichauf   was born September 17, 1916. Charles died January 27, 1957 at 40 years of age.

He married Frances M. Tascione .  Frances was born December 17, 1914.  Frances was the daughter of Louis Tascione and Mary Rose Marcello .  Frances died August 10, 1993 Rochester, New York, at 78 years of age.

              ROCHESTER  DEMOCRAT  and CHRONICLE  Wednesday  Page 2B August 11, 1993

August 10, 1993, Predeceased by her husband, Charles A. Gleichauf. Survived by her sons, Charles M. Kathleen and John D. Patricia Gleichauf, grandchildren, Thomas, Suzanne, Caroline and Kevin, her brother, Arthur Tascione, her sister, Catherine Novelin, many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass at Holy Cross Church.  Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Suzanne Gleichauf  was born Rochester, New York March 13, 1975.   She married Robert Ronald Jr. Hanley Rochester, New York, June 12, 1999.  Married at St. Charles Borromeo in Greece, New York. Ron's brother was best man. 

John Goldsmith and Audrey Tuttle had the following children:

Joanna Goldsmith was born Canada May 21, 1848.  Joanna died April 11, 1920 Canandaigua, New York, at 71 years of age. 

   ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Fri. April 16, 1920  PAGE  5

COLE Joanna Cole, aged 71 years, passed away at her home on Bristol Street, on Sunday following a long illness. She leaves one son, Herbert Cole, of Hopewell, one daughter, Mrs. Curtis Burd, of Academy, one brother, George C. Goldsmith, of Rochester, and one sister, Mrs. Eliza Burd of Academy. Rev. Livingston L. Taylor officiated at the funeral services on Tuesday. Interment in Woodlawn.

Her body was interred 1920 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.  Buried next to her son Herbert S. Cole. She married Franklin Cole.  

   Franklin Cole was born Canada April 1838.  Franklin died June 17, 1913 Canandaigua, New York, at 75 years of age. 

                            ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL

 COLE The death of Franklin Cole, aged 75 years, occurred at his home on Saltonstall Street on Monday night.  Besides his wife he leaves one son, Herbert Cole of Hopewell, and a daughter, Mrs. Mattie Bird of Academy.  Rev. DeWitt S. Hooker officiated at the funeral services on Wednesday. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. 

Edwin Hicks2 Gooding    He married Isabel Louise Morey Canandaigua, New York, September 02, 1926.

                      ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Wed. September 1, 1926

                       WEDDING  TOMORROW 

The marriage of Miss Isabel Louise Morey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clair L. Morey, Park Avenue, and Edwin Hicks Gooding of Rochester, formerly of Canandaigua, will take place at Oak Bluff Lodge, Mr. and Mrs. Morey's summer home in Washburn's Grove, tomorrow. John R. Morey is a brother. 

 Mr. Gooding is a son of former Sheriff Elias J. Gooding, who resides on the Greater Broadway, East of this city, and was for a number of years news editor on the Messenger here. 

Mark C. Gourlay and Franc M. Outhouse had the following children:

 Orrene Relief3 Gourlay was born Farmington, New York April 21, 1893.   Orrene died January 1963 at 69 years of age

   She married Robert Leslie Gifford 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. 

Eli M.2 Gourlay  was born Glens Falls, New York 1868.  Eli died March 16, 1946 Farmington, New York, at 77 years of age.    He married Minnie L. Sadler Farmington, New York, February 08, 1899. 

              ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL March 22, 1946 PAGE  8

                            THE  DEATH  RECORD

 GOURLAY -    At Farmington, March 16, 1946, Eli  M. Gourlay.

                       ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL February 10, 1899

                                    MARRIED   GOURLAYSADLER

 At Farmington, February 8, 1899, Eli Gourlay and Miss Minnie L. Sadler, both of Farmington.  

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