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Alfred C.1 Hill   was born Canada 1865.  Alfred died March 09, 1923 Canandaigua, New York, at 57 years of age.  

                                      ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Fri. March 16, 1923      

                                                                OBITUARY -    HILL  

Alfred C. Hill, aged 58 years passed away at Memorial Hospital last Friday after an illness of 10 days with sleeping sickness.  Mr. Hill was born in Canada and came to Canandaigua about 30 years ago. 

On March 1 he would have completed 22 years service as rural mail carrier from the local Post Office having been appointed when the new system was 1st established in 1901.

He is survived by his two daughters, Miss Marguerite Hill of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Leo H. Breen of Santiago, Cuba, two sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Sara McClane of London, England, Mrs. Thomas Stewart of Kilwood Manitoba, Canada, Charles Hill of Canandaigua, Alex Hill of Toronto, and Brian Hill of Bristol, VA. Funeral services will be held following the arrival of his daughter, Mrs. Breen from Santiago.  Quarter Master Sgt. and Mrs. Breen are expected to arrive in NY on Tuesday.  

          Helen Cotter Hill   was born 1897.  She married Leo Hamilton Breen Canandaigua, New York, June 01, 1921.   

                                               ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Fri. June 3, 1921  PAGE  8  COL                        

                                                                     BREEN  - HILL                       

The marriage of Leo Hamilton Breen, son of Cornelius J. Breen, Washington Street, and Miss Helen Cotter Hill, took place on Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock at St. Mary's Church. Rev. Michael B. Groden performed the ceremony.

The bride wore a gown of grey Georgette with a large black hat, and carried a shower bouquet of roses. She was attended by her sister, Miss Marguerite Hill. Groom was attended by brother, Jeremiah Breen. Bride's father was Alfred C. Hill, Center Street.

Leo was born in Romulus, New York April 06, 1897.  Leo was the son of Cornelius M. Breen and Mary Jane Hamilton.  Leo died March 23, 1968 Canandaigua, New York, at 70 years of age.  SSDI.                   

                            ROCHESTER  DEMOCRAT  and CHRONICLE  March 24, 1968 PAGE 6 A

LEO  H.  BREEN -    Leo H. Breen, 70, 2133 Monroe Ave, Rochester, a native of Ovid, died in Park Avenue Hospital, Rochester, yesterday, March 23, 1968.     He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jack Decker, Rochester, and two sisters, Mrs. James Coyne and Mrs. Roy Chapman, both of Canandaigua, and three grandchildren.   He was a retired employee of the Super Duper Market, Rochester, and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Rochester. 

Friends may call at the John C. Johnson Funeral Home, Canandaigua, today and tomorrow. Requiem Mass at St. Mary's Church, Canandaigua, and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Canandaigua. 

Michael Hill and Anne E. McGuyor  had the following child:

Catherine2 Hill was born Scotland 1868.  Catherine died November 28, 1907 Canandaigua, New York, at 39 years of age.   

                ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday December 6, 1907  AGE  5  COL 7

 HENDERSON At Canandaigua November 28, 1907, Mrs. Catherine Henderson, widow of Charles Henderson, aged 39 years.

                      CANANDAIGUA  CHRONICLE December 4, 1907                       


Mrs. Charles Henderson, formerly Catherine Hill, died at her home in Chapin Street, Thanksgiving day, after an illness of only two days, aged 39 years.  Death was due to heart trouble. She was beloved by all who knew her, being a kind neighbor and loving mother. She will be greatly missed by all her friends.

She is survived by her father, Michael Hill, and six children, Anne, Alice, Emily, James, Charles and Louis. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon, Rev. H. L. Gaylord, pastor of the Episcopal Church officiating. Interment was made in Woodlawn Cemetery.

                   She married Charles C. Henderson.

            Charles was born Scotland 1871.  Charles was the son of Charles H. Henderson and Alice .  Charles died July 06, 1904 Canandaigua, New York, at 33 years of age.[i]  [i]. City Clerk death record number 1870.

 Willis G. Hill had the following child:  

Ruth Winifred2 Hill  was born 1890.  Ruth died 1990 at 100 years of age.  Her body was interred 1990 Victor, New York, Boughton Hill Cemetery.  

                 She married Russell French Simonds Victor, New York, December 04, 1912.  

                         THE  VICTOR  HERALD  December 6, 1912    THE  ALTAR     Simonds - Hill

One of the most attractive weddings of the season took place on Wednesday evening, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Willis G. Hill, on West Main Street, when their only daughter, Miss Ruth Winifred Hill, became the bride of Russell French Simonds, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Lewis Simonds.  The house was prettily decorated in the holiday colors of red and green. 

The ceremony was performed by Rev. Edwin P. Wood, of the Universalist church, of which the bride is a member.  The guests numbered thirty, including the immediate relatives and close friends of the bride and groom.  There were no attendants, and the wedding was informal, the bride and groom receiving their own guests.

The bride was prettily gowned in white charmeuse, trimmed with hand made Venetian embroidery, and she wore a corsage bouquet of white roses and lilies of the valley.  Following the ceremony a wedding supper was daintily served. Twelve were seated at the bride's table, where Killarney roses were served by the Misses Marie Norton, Evelyn Mead, Maryett Benson, and Bernice Loney.

The bride was the recipient of some beautiful gifts of silver, cut glass and linen. The bride and groom left on the Rochester and Eastern, amid a shower of rice, confetti and a few old shoes for luck, for a short Western trip, and upon their return they will reside here where both have spent their lives thus far and where they have a large circle of friends who join in congratulations and best wishes. The bride's going away gown was a tailored suit of navy blue with a hat to match.

The following were the out of town guests, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cline, Miss Carrie Cline and Irving Cline, of East Rochester, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Amos, Miss Marie Norton, and Roy J. Mann of Rochester, Miss Bertha M. Donohue of Camillus, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Simonds and Miss Cora French of Canandaigua, Miss Lucile Simonds of Newark, NJ, Miss Evelyn Mead of Syracuse University and H. M. Loftus of Ontario Center. 

Oscar B.1 Hinckley was born New York 1865. 

He married twice.  He married Mrs. Hinckley.  Mrs. became the mother of Anade Hinckley 1892.  He married May Palmer Canandaigua, New York, February 21, 1919.

                       ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Feb. 28, 1919  PAGE  5  COL  4

                                               Married   Hinckley -  Supplee  

             At Canandaigua, February 28, 1919, Oscar B. Hinckley and Mrs. May Palmer Supplee, both of Canandaigua.

                    May was born in Flint, Michigan 1882.  In the 1920 Canandaigua Census her father is listed as being from New York, and her mother from Michigan. May was the daughter of Byron Palmer and Hattie Perry.          

          May married George A. Supplee Canandaigua, NY, December 31, 1901.[i]   [i]. Canandaigua City Clerk office record number 1496.

                   ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL January 3, 1902  PAGE  3  COL 5 and  COL  6

                                         MARRIED            SUPPLEE -   PALMER

 At Canandaigua, Dec. 31, 1901, George A. Supplee and Miss May Palmer, both of Canandaigua.

                                                SUPPLEE  and PALMER 

On Tuesday evening at 8 PM took place the marriage of George A Supplee and Miss May Palmer, both of this village. The ceremony was performed by Rev. William N. Thomas, of the Baptist church, and the couple were attended by the brother and sister of the groom.  

                At 28 years of age May became the mother of Ruth G. Supplee Canandaigua, New York, January 20, 1911.  

                           ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday January 25, 1911

BORN  -  SUPPLEE -    At Canandaigua January 20, 1911, to Mr. and Mrs. George Supplee, Parrish Street, a daughter. She may have married a second time since her daughter's marriage announcement stated her name as, Mrs. Oscar B. Hinkley of Bristol Street.

Ina Pearl Hinds was born Gaylord, Otsego Co., Michigan May 26, 1890.  Ina died July 16, 1974 Lansing, Ingham Co., Mich, at 84 years of age.  Died in Ingham County. Her body was interred July 18, 1974 Lansing Michigan, Evergreen Cemetery.  Death was by suicide.

 She married Raymond H. Jopson .  Raymond was born East Bloomfield, New York September 1879.  Raymond was the son of Mark A. Jopson and Hannah Appleton .  He married Jennie E. Porter Canandaigua, NY, November 19, 1904.[i]  [i]. Canandaigua City Clerk office record number 1176.  

                                                               ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES, Wednesday, November 30, 1904, Page 4 Col 5 

        At Canandaigua November 19, 1904, Raymond E. Jopson and Miss Jennie E. Porter, both of Canandaigua.


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