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W. Frank Jones had the following children:

 Alice Liela2 Jones  She married Maurice Lynn Benham Canandaigua, New York, March 28, 1917.   

                                     ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  March 30, 1917

                                           MARRIED      BENHAM  - JONES

 At Canandaigua, March 28, 1917, Maurice Lynn Benham, of Seneca Falls, and Miss Alice Llela Jones, of Canandaigua.

                                       SAME  PAPER -  TWO  PRETTY HOME WEDDINGS

                        Took Place on Wednesday Same Minister Officiated Yellow Predominated

A pretty home wedding took place at the home of Mrs. Inez Johnson, Dailey Avenue, on Wednesday evening, when her sister, Miss Alice Llela Jones, became the wife of Maurice Lynn Benham, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Benham, of Hopewell Center.  The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Frank Jones, of Canandaigua, who have been spending the winter at Isle of Pines, Cuba.

There were about 50 guests present at the ceremony, this number including the immediate families and a few intimate friends. Rev. Charles M. Eddy performed the ceremony, assisted by Rev. George E. Finley.  The double ring ceremony was used. Palms and ferns were massed at the eastern end of the living room, where the vows were read. 

The bride wore a gown of white pussy willow taffeta, trimmed with tulle, and carried bride roses and lilies of the valley.  She was attended by Miss Mildred Scott Zavitz, of Honeoye Falls, who wore pink pussy willow taffeta and carried pink and white sweet peas. Miss Charrie Johnson, niece of the bride was ring bearer, and wore a dress of flowered marquisette.

The groom's attendant was W. Wallace Jones, brother of the bride. Miss Lucy Housel of Rochester, played the wedding music, and Mrs. Charles A. Foley sang I Love You Truly. Miss Housel was attired in a gown of robins egg blue crepe de meteor, and Mrs. Foley wore yellow taffeta. 

A reception followed the ceremony, after which dinner was served. The tables were decorated so as to carry out the color scheme of pink and yellow. The relatives were seated at long tables, and 12 brothers and sisters were seated at one long table. The couple left during the evening for a short trip, after which they will reside at Seneca Falls, where the groom has recently taken a position as manager of the Endicott Johnson and Co. store.  The bride's traveling suit was of gold colored velour and with it she wore a black hat. 

The guests from away were, Levi A. Page and Miss Jessie Page, of Seneca Castle, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Benham and son, Murray, Mr. and Mrs. John Benham, of Hopewell Center, S. Emory Budd and Miss Mary Garlock of Newark, Mr. and Mrs. Case Benham, of Hopewell Center, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jobes, of Honeoye Falls, Dr. and Mrs. E. Case Jones, Mr. and Mrs. J. Jones, the Misses Elsie and Florence Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel M. Douglass and daughters Dorothy and Gladys, and Leon Benham, of Rochester, Miss Alice Cassidy and Irving Jones, of Watkins, Mr. and Mrs. J. Cleland of Gorham, F. J. Jones, Miss Helen Jones, Will Jones, Mr. and Mrs. William Blodgett, and Mr. and Mrs. Cassort Boardman and son Myron, of Rushville, Miss Ursula B. Jones, of Wellsville, and Dr. Charles Sumner Jones, of Buffalo.

Prenuptial events were a chafing dish shower by Miss Mildred S. Zavitz at Honeoye Falls, and a personal shower by Mrs. Warner Ellis. Miss Maud Franklin entertained at a St. Patrick's party for Miss Jones and Mr. Benham, and Mr. and Mrs. Hyland Shattuck and Miss Agnes Murphy                    

Miss Julia JONES married Sherman W. Kingsbury in 1868.

                                 ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL

 DIED  -   Sherman W. Kingsbury at Canandaigua January 29, 1916, aged 73 years.                

                        ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri. February 4, 1916 

                                   FORMER   BUSINESSMAN   DEAD

Sherman W. Kingsbury Was Builder of Davidson Theater and Active in the Produce Business.  The death of Sherman W. Kingsbury occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Brockelbank, Howell St., on Saturday morning. Although he had been suffering from heart trouble for some time, Mr. Kingsbury had been in his usual health, and was on the streets the day previous to his death.

Deceased was born in Bristol on September 3, 1843, and was a son of Hampton and Linda Totman Kingsbury. Early in life he entered into partnership with T. C. Parkhurst in the produce business and in 1870 with his brother, Addison Kingsbury, and George A Wells of New York City, established a commission house, remaining as senior partner for nine years. After retiring from that firm, he opened a grocery store at the corner of Main and Beeman St, later purchasing and removing to the Lincoln Block nearby.

In 1883 Mr. Kingsbury built the Opera House, now known as the Davidson Opera House, which he conducted for five years. For a number of years he was engaged in extensive produce speculations and of recent years he promoted a number of gas projects.

He was married to Miss Julia F. Jones in 1868, who survives him, with one daughter, Mrs. Brockelbank, one brother, Addison Kingsbury of New York City, now a patient at the Health Home, and a sister, Mrs. Elihu Briggs, of East Bloomfield. The funeral services were held at the late home on Monday afternoon, Rev. C. M. Eddy officiating. Interment at West Ave Cemetery.

                                   ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  January 28, 1925

Tidbits taken from a series of articles called Leaves from an old Diary, done by a brother and sister. There were at least 25 articles and the following are just a couple found while perusing.

June 2, 1868Julia Jones, who has been on a visit in Chicago, returned to her home today. The Methodist Sunday school will be glad to see her come back.

August 11, 1868I have had a great great treat! Julia Jones is to be married in September and my oldest sister is also to be married next month, and they went to Rochester to buy their wedding clothes and took me along as bundle boy. Miss Jones did most of their trading at A. S. Mann's dry goods store. 

Priscilla2 Jones was born Bristol, New York October 11, 1844.  Priscilla died July 01, 1928 Canandaigua, New York, at 83 years of age.  

                                                             ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES   July 4, 1928                       


Bristol Valley, July 1 The death of Mrs. Priscilla Jones Briggs, widow of George Briggs, occurred at Memorial Hospital on Thursday morning following a long illness resulting from a fall last April when she broke her hip.

She was a daughter of Ephraim and Eliza Jones, born in this town, October 11, 1844, she being nearly 84 years of age. Mr. Briggs passed away about 11 years ago.  She had always lived in this town and leaves no near relatives. 

The funeral was held from her home at Baprist Hill on Sunday afternoon, Rev. George Campbell officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery. Her body was interred 1928 Bristol, New York, Baptist Hill Cemetery.

                                 She married George W. Briggs.  George was born Bristol, New York 1838.  George was the son of William W. Briggs and Nancy Briggs.  George died 1911.

The death of George W. Briggs occurred at his home in the town of Bristol, early Friday morning, at the age of 73 years and 5 months.

Mr. Briggs was born in the town of Bristol in 1838, where nearly his entire life was spent. He was a man of fine character and had the respect and confidence of all with whom he came in contact.

He is survived by his wife, one brother, Elnathan Briggs, of Lima, and one sister, Mrs. Curtis Hitchcock, of this place, East Bloomfield.  Funeral services were held from the family home, Sunday afternoon, Rev. G. F. Babbitt officiating, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery at Bristol. 

John Jopson and Eleanor had the following children:

Mathew2 Jopson was born Worsted, Norfolk, England 1829.  Mathew died August 23, 1908 in Rapid City, South Dakota, at 79 years of age.   

                           ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday August 28, 1908

DIED -   JOPSON - Near Rapid City, South Dakota, August 23, 1908, Matthew Jopson formerly of East Bloomfield, aged about 80 years. 

Mark A.2 Jopson was born England May 1839.  Mark died April 02, 1918 Canandaigua, New York, at 78 years of age.   He married twice.

Ontario County Journal, Friday, April 5, 1918 obituary stated, Mark Jopson aged 81 years, passed away at his home on Tuesday morning. He leaves his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Earl Stanley, of Canandaigua, and Mrs. B. L. Black, of East Rochester, three sons, Raymond of Rochester, Herbert and George of Canandaigua, and one brother, Luke Jopson of Rochester. Interment was in Woodlawn.

             He married Hannah Appleton December 25, 1860. Hannah was born October 1842.  Hannah was the daughter of Richard C. Appleton and Elizabeth.  Hannah died November 26, 1879 East Bloomfield, New York, at 37 years of age.   

                ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday December 5, 1879 Page 2 Col 6

DIED -  Jobson in East Bloomfield, November 26, 1879, Hannah, wife of Mark Jopson, aged 37 years and 11 months.

                     SAME PAPER PAGE  2    COL  5

Mrs. Hannah Jobson, wife of Mark Jobson, died Wednesday, Nov. 26th, aged 38 years. Funeral services were held on Friday.  

          Her body was interred 1879 Bristol, NY, Evergreen Cemetery.

                                      He married 2nd  Elizabeth Tooley Honeoye, New York, July 07, 1881.  

                        ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  July 15, 1881   Page  2  Col 

 MARRIED   Jopson - Tooley    At the residence of the bride's mother in Honeoye July 7, 1881 by Rev. S. Mills Day, Mark Jopson and Elizabeth Tooley.

                  Elizabeth was born England May 1850.  Elizabeth died March 07, 1929 Canandaigua, NY, at 78 years of age.   

                             ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES, March 13, 1929, Page 5, Col 5

Jopson  -   At Canandaigua March 7, 1929   Mrs. Mark Jopson, aged 78.


Mark A. Jopson and Hannah Appleton had the following children: 

John M.3 Jopson  was born New York May 1866.  John died March 27, 1908 Centerfield, NY, at 41 years of age.  

                   ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL, Friday April 3, 1908, Page 2, Col 5                       

                                           Despondency Led to Suicide

John Jopson committed suicide by hanging in a shed on the farm of his father, Mark A. Jopson at Centerfield on Friday. He had left the house during the forenoon to work in the woods and when he did not return for dinner, his wife became anxious about him and a search was begun.

His body was found by his brother Herbert, hanging from a rafter in an open shed near the barn. Life was extinct. It is thought that he had become despondent over his failure to make satisfactory plans for the season as he had hoped to work his father's farm.

He was 45 years old and with his wife resided in the tenant house on his father's farm. His father, step mother, two sisters, Mrs. Black of Centerfield, and Mrs. Earl Stanley of Canandaigua, and three brothers, Herbert, George and Raymond also survive. Funeral held from his home. Interment at Woodlawn.

                                   He married Florence D. Shaw January 16, 1889.   Florence was born July 25, 1869.  Florence was the daughter of Norman B. Shaw and Sarah Jeanette Lincoln.  Florence died May 28, 1908 Canandaigua, New York, at 38 years of age.[i]  [i]. Canandaigua City Clerk office record number 4221. 

                        ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL, Friday May 29, 1908, Page 2  Col 4

                                     SUDDEN DEATH OF MRS. JOPSON

The death of Mrs. Florence M. Jopson, aged 38 years, occurred yesterday afternoon at about half past four o'clock, from heart failure. Mrs. Jopson had been living with her sister Mrs. A. M. Smith on Mason Street since the death of her husband about two months ago. Previous to that time her home had been in Centerfield.

She had grieved constantly over her bereavement and is thought to have been partly the cause of her death, although she had been a sufferer with heart trouble. She is survived by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Norman Shaw of Reed Corners, four brothers, Dudley Shaw of Troy, Alfred of California, Hiram and Irving of Reed Corners, and one sister, Mrs. Ella Smith of this place. She had been ill for less than one day. 


 Herbert Clarence Jopson was born New York December 17, 1872.  Herbert died May 22, 1929 Canandaigua, New York, at 56 years of age.  

               ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Page 5, Col 5, May 29, 1929 stated the following, 

The dead body of Herbert Jopson aged 57, was found in bed at his home on Phelps Street, Thursday, with a revolver at his side. Coroner Leon Stetson was called and after investigation rendered a verdict of death by suicide.

It is believed that Jopson shot himself on account of ill health. He is survived by two brothers, George of Canandaigua, and Raymond of Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Earl Stanley of Canandaigua.  


Daisey B. Jopson  was born June 26, 1879.  Daisey died June 17, 1927 East Rochester, NY, at 47 years of age.    She married twice. 

                                  Ontario County Times, Wednesday, June 22, 1927, Page 5, Col 5

Mrs. Barton Black -    Mrs. Daisy Jopson Black, aged 51 years, wife of Burton Black, died at her home in East Rochester on Friday after a long illness.  She was the daughter of the late Mark and Hannah Appleton Jopson of Canandaigua.

Besides her husband she is survived by two brothers, Raymond Jopson of East Rochester, and Herbert Jopson of Canandaigua, her stepmother Mrs. Elizabeth Jopson, and a half sister and brother, Mrs. Earl Stanley, and George Jopson, all of Canandaigua. Interment in Pittsford.  

                           She married Loren Beam Canandaigua, NY, March 15, 1894.  

                                 ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Wednesday, March 21, 1894 Page 2 Col 5

On Thursday evening March 15, 1894, at the residence of the bride's father, Miss Daisy Jobson of Centerfield, was married to Loren Beam, of East Bloomfield. The ceremony was witnessed by about 75 guests and was performed by Rev. Dr. Townley, of Canandaigua. 

Miss Irene Appleton acted as bridesmaid, and Floyd Henry of Reed's Corners, as best man. The presents were numerous, including a handsome dinner set, silverware, lamps, and innumerable other articles, useful and ornamental. Mr. and Mrs. Beam will reside in Bloomfield.


Lillian May Jopson was born Gorham, New York April 1886.  She married Earl W. Stanley Canandaigua, NY, April 26, 1906.[i] [i]. Canandaigua City Clerk office record number 1651 

                              Ontario County Journal, Fri April 27, 1906

MARRIED    STANLEY-  JOHNSON -  At Canandaigua, April 26, 1906, Earl Wayne Stanley and Miss Lillian May Jopson, both of Canandaigua. 

Luke JOPSON married Mary Amos who was born Steuben County June 1841.  Mary was the daughter of Joseph Amos and Phebe.  Mary died November 14, 1901 Bristol, New York, at 60 years of age.  Newspaper article said she was found dead by the road, probably of heart failure, while walking to a neighbor home, Bristol Center.

She left her home a little after 10 o'clock the evening before to care for a neighbor who was ill. Her heart disease is supposed to have been the cause of death. She is survived by her husband, four sons and two daughters. She was aged 60 years, born in June of 1841 to 1844, unsure of birth year.  

          The following is an obit from ONTARIO COUNTY              

 Bristol Center. Friday Nov 22, 1901  Mrs. Luke JOPSON was found dead by the roadside on Friday morning. She had left her home a little after 10 o'clock the evening before to care for a neighbor who was ill. Heart disease is supposed to have been the cause  of death.  She is survived by her husband, four sons and two daughters. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon. Interment was made at Bristol.

 JOPSON at Bristol Center November 14, 1901-   Mrs. Luke JOPSON aged 60 years.                                                                                 

             Mrs. Luke JOPSON was Mary AMOS born in June of 1841-1844, unsure of birth year.  Luke became the father of John I. Jopson 1874.  Luke became the father of Carrie Belle Jopson 1879.   

                        ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  DEC  12, 1877  Page 3

East Bloomfield Items Police ItemsLuke Jobson, arraigned for assaulting and beating Mary Jobson, tried and discharged.

Luke Jopson and Mary Marie Amos had the following children:

Sarah Jane3 Jopson  was born in Steuben Co., New York February 26, 1861.[i]  Sarah died December 07, 1903 Canandaigua, New York, at 42 years of age. [i]. Place of birth taken from 1875 Canandaigua Census.However her death record shows Bristol, New York as birthplace. 

                    ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL December 11, 1903 Page 3 Col 6

 DIED  Sanders   -  at Canandaigua, December 7, 1903, Mrs. Sarah Sanders, wife of J. J. Sanders aged 40 years.

                                          SAME NEWSPAPER   Page 2  Col 4

SANDERS -    Mrs. Sarah Sanders, wife of J. J. Sanders, died on Monday at her residence on Davidson Avenue after many weeks of suffering from a cancerous trouble, aged 40 years.  Mr. and Mrs. Sanders had resided here only three months, having come here from South Bristol.  The deceased leaves three children, the oldest of whom is only 12 years old.   Tuesday funeral, Rev. Dr. J. Wallace Webb officiating. Interment at Woodlawn. Her body was interred 1903 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.  

                        She married Jacob J. Sanders Bristol, New York, December 24, 1887.

                                 ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL

MARRIAGE     SANDERS -   JOPSON -  December 24, 1887, at the home of the bride by the Rev. Geo R. Searles, Jacob J. Sanders, of South Bristol, to Sarah J. Jopson, of Bristol.

                       Jacob was born Pompton, New Jersey June 06, 1855.  Jacob was the son of Jacob Peter Sanders and Mary Ann Barnes Thornell .  Jacob died January 17, 1945 Rochester, New York, at 89 years of age. 

                                  ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday January 26, 1945

SANDERS -  Funeral services for Jacob J. Sanders, 89, who died, January 17, 1945, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Gordon W. Leaky, in Rochester, were conducted Friday afternoon from the Wheeler funeral home, the Rev. Paul H. Huyett, East Bloomfield Methodist Church pastor, officiating. Interment will be made in Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua. 

Mr. Sanders had lived with his daughter for three years and had been confined to his bed for several months. Born June 6, 1855, in Pompton, NJ, he was the son of Jacob J. and Mary Ann Thornell Sanders. When a small child he went with his parents to Naples and lived there until he moved to East Bloomfield, 36 years ago. He was well known in this locality as a carpenter.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ray Hinds of Holcomb, Mrs. Rexford Inglis of Shortsville, and Mrs. Leaky, eight grandchildren and five greats, two sisters, Mrs. Harrison Tuttle of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Edgar Alford of Bristol Springs, and one brother, Daniel Sanders of Bristol Springs.                            

                    Jennie was born Naples, New York 1877.  Jennie was the daughter of Frank Porter and Elizabeth Bills.  Jennie died January 30, 1906 Canandaigua, NY, at 28 years of age.[i]  [i]. Death Record at Canandaigua City Clerk office number 2098. 

                        ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL February 2, 1906  PAGE  3  COL 6     

                                            Jopson at Canandaigua, January 30, 1906,  

           Mrs. Jennie Porter Jopson, wife of Raymond Jopson, aged 28 years, 6 months. She had been married but a little over a year, Bristol Street.

He married Grace B. Loveland Canandaigua, NY, March 29, 1905.[ii] [ii]. 1910 Canandaigua Census shows them married 5 years, and the Archives lists the in Canandaigua City Clerk office record number 1538.

                     Ontario County Times, Wednesday April 05, 1905 

Wedding announcement spells his name Jobson. He is in Centerfield and she is in Canandaigua.  

                 ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  March 31, 1905  PAGE  3  COL  5

JOBSON - LOVELAND At Canandaigua, March 29, 1905, George L. Jobson of Centerfield, and Miss Grace B. Loveland of Canandaigua. 

  Elizabeth L.4 Jopson was born 1907.  



Miss Elizabeth L. Jopson, of this city, State orthopedic nurse, is reported as in good condition in the Romulus hospital, following an automobile accident, Friday, in which she was seriously injured.  She suffered multiple bruises, a long cut over one eye, and other lacerations, concussion and shock. 

Samuel Cosentino, 26, of Geneva, driver of the car which was in collision with the one driven by Miss Jopson, is reported as in critical condition. Cosentino's wife suffered a fractured leg and lacerations. Mrs. George Jopson and Mrs. Muriel Gentile of this city were cut and bruised and suffered from shock. 

The Cosentino car is said to have gone out of control on a curve and to have first struck Miss Jopson's car, driven by Mrs. Gentile with Mrs. Jopson a passenger, and then rammed into the State Health Department car being driven by Miss Jopson, who was on her vacation and returning the car to Ithaca. 


Dana Elisha Jopson and Jessie Bell Phillips had the following child:

Elsie Viola5 Jopson   She married Sibley Elton Nott Canandaigua, New York, February 02, 1932.  

        Sibley was born Canandaigua, New York October 04, 1911. 

                            ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL October 13, 1911

BORN    -  NOTT -   At Canandaigua, Oct. 4, 1911, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nott, a son. Sibley was the son of Charles Frances Nott and Minerva Hannah Pierce. 

                                       ONTARIO REPOSITORY MESSENGER, Thursday August 5, 1897, Page 5, Col 1  

                                                            CONCENTRATED LOCAL NEWS 

 The funeral of Mrs. John Hanley who died at her daughter's Mrs. M. R. Dutton, near Barney's Bridge, East of this village, Tuesday, takes place this PM at the house.

             Her body was interred 1897 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.  Section # 10 Woodlawn Cemetery with no marker. 

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