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Pierce1 Keefe  was born Ireland 1829.  Pierce died 1913 at 84 years of age.  His body was interred 1913 Victor, New York, St. Patrick's Cemetery

          He married Ellen Dugan 1867. Ellen was born in Cork Ireland June 02, 1841.  Her grave marker shows 1842. Ellen died January 15, 1927 Victor, New York, at 85 years of age.  

                                         VICTOR  HERALD  January 21, 1927  Friday  PAGE  5

Mrs. Ellen Keefe, aged 86, for many years a highly respected resident of Victor, died Saturday, January 15th at her home on Church Street in this village. Mrs. Keefe was born in the city of Cork Ireland June 2, 1841, and came to this country at the age of 19, first locating in Farmington, and after her marriage in this town.

She is survived by seven sons, Rev. E. J. Keefe of Waverly, SD, Pierce, Michael, William, David, Thomas, and John Keefe, all of Victor, and by a sister, Mrs. Mary Lucy of Victor. The funeral was held Monday morning at St. Patrick's Church.  Rev. Father Keefe visited his mother on January 5h and 6th but because of storm conditions was unable to attend the funeral.

                                Her body was interred 1927 Victor, New York, St. Patrick's Cemetery

Michael J. Keefe  was born Victor, New York 1867.  Michael died March 12, 1930 Victor,  New York, at 62 years of age.  

                          ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  March 14, 1930

                                     OBITUARY    KEEFE

The death of Michael J. Keefe, aged 63 years, occurred at his home in Victor on Wednesday. He leaves one son and one daughter, Emmett Keefe and Miss Bessie Keefe, both of Victor, six brothers, Pierce, William, David, and John Keefe of Victor, Rev. E. J. Keefe, S. D., and Thomas Keefe of Canandaigua.  Funeral services were held at St. Patrick's church, Victor, on Saturday.


E. J. Keefe was born 1872.  E.J. died June 24, 1939 in Roscoe, South Dakota, at 66 years of age.  

                                   VICTOR  HERALD  Friday June 30, 1939   PAGE  5

The Rev. E. J. Keefe Rector of St. Thomas Church in Roscoe, S. D.  passed away Saturday June 24th in that place. Father Keefe who was born in Victor 67 years ago, left this vicinity several years ago. He is survived by four brothers, Pierce, William, David and John Keefe, all of Victor.

Funeral services took place in Roscoe at 10 AM Tuesday. Requiem Mass celebrated at St. Patrick's church Tuesday morning. Burial made in South Dakota. He was a priest in Roscoe, South Dakota.


Pierce2 Keefe was born 1866.  Pierce  died May 09, 1940 Victor, New York, at 73 years of age.  See his brother David for Pierce obituary. They died on the same day. His body was interred 1940 Victor, New York, St. Patrick's Cemetery

                  He married Julia Barry.  Julia  was born Victor, New York June 03, 1874.  Julia was the daughter of William Barry and Julia Donovan.  Julia died September 08, 1951 Victor, New York, at 77 years of age.   

                               VICTOR  HERALD  September 13, 1951  

                                           Mrs. Julia B. Keefe, 77, Dies  

Mrs. Julia Barry Keefe of Church Street, Victor, died Saturday morning, September 8, 1951, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clifford Barry, following a brief illness. She was 77. 

Mrs. Keefe was born June 3, 1874, Cherry Street, Victor, the daughter of Julia Donovan and William Barry. At an early age she married Pierce Keefe and came to Victor Village to reside.  She was a life member of St. Patrick's church, and an active member of the Altar and Rosary Society until recent years. She led a busy home life and enjoyed her family, being respected by her many friends.  

Her husband passed away eleven years ago and during the past eight years she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Clifford Barry and family.  Mrs. Keefe fell in her daughter's home three years ago, fracturing her hip from which she readily recovered and was able to be about the house. Ten days ago she was stricken with a slight shock followed by a more severe attack last Friday afternoon which caused her death Saturday morning.

She is survived by two sons, Edmund of Rochester and Austin of Victor, one daughter, Mrs. Clifford Barry of Victor, four grandchildren. Services from St. Patrick's church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.


David B.2 Keefe  was born New York 1875.  David died May 09, 1940 Victor, New York, at 64 years of age. 

                                      VICTOR HERALD  Friday  May 10, 1940   PAGE  1  


Two brothers, David and Pierce Keefe, died suddenly on Thursday May 9, 1940, a heart attack being the cause of each death. The death of David Keefe, 65 years old occurred at his farm home southwest of Victor Village at about five Thursday morning.  

He leaves his widow, Kathryn Mulheron Keefe, three daughters, Mrs. Leonard Barry, of Victor, Mrs. M. J. Rausch of Waterloo, Miss Madalyn Keefe at home, four sons, Roy and Donald of Victor, Arthur of Fairport, and Frank Keefe of North Carolina, two brothers, William and John Keefe of Victor, and also two grandchildren.

Thursday afternoon Pierce Keefe returned to his home on High Street after having been with the family of his deceased brother. He complained of a pain in his heart and at about six PM he too passed away.

His survivors besides the two brothers, are his widow, Julia Barry Keefe, two sons, and a daughter, Edmund of Rochester, Austin and Mrs. Clifford Barry of Victor, and two grandchildren. Funeral services for both at St. Patrick's church and burial at St. Patrick's Cemetery.


M. Loretta Keefe  was born 1900.  She married Leonard H. Barry Victor, New York, June 15, 1927.   

                                   THE  VICTOR  HERALD  June 17, 1927  

                                                      BARRY - KEEFE

At St. Patrick's church, Wednesday morning at 8 took place the marriage of M. Loretta Keefe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Keefe, and Leonard H. Barry, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Barry.  Rev. J. W. E. Kely performed the ceremony.

The bride wore beige georgette and lace over pink crepe with hat to match and carried bride roses.  Miss Helen Keefe, sister of the bride, wore nile green georgette with hat to match. She carried pink snapdragons.

The groom was attended by his brother, Walter Barry. Fran Keefe, brother of the bride, and Clifford Barry, cousin of the groom, acted as ushers. The wedding marches were played by Mrs. Everett Turner. After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride to the immediate families of the bride and groom. Mrs. Fred Higinbotham was the caterer.

Pre nuptial events were a variety shower by Miss Gladys Turner, a variety shower by Mrs. J. V. Barry, and Mrs. W. Leary, a dinner by Miss Josephine Mooney of Canandaigua and a variety shower by the girls of the Charlotte branch of the Rochester Telephone Company.

  After a short eastern trip Mr. and Mrs. Barry will reside in Victor. The bride is manager of the office of the Postal Telegraph Cable Co., in Victor.


Frank E. Keefe  was born Victor, New York 1904.  Frank died October 14, 1940 Honeoye Falls, New York, at 36 years of age. Son of David and Kathryn Keefe.  

                                    VICTOR  HERALD  October 18, 1940   PAGE  5  COL  4

KEEFE -   Frank E. Keefe entered into rest at the home of his mother, Mrs. Kathryn Keefe on the Honeoye Falls Road, Monday October 14, 1940. He was born in Victor 36 years ago and recently returned from New York City where he had resided for several years.

Surviving relatives are his widow, Mrs. Beulah Collins Keefe, his mother, Kathryn, three sisters, Mrs. Leonard Barry, of Victor, Mrs. M. J. Rausch of Waterloo, and Miss Madalyn Keefe of Victor.

Funeral services took place Thursday from the home and St. Patrick's church. Interment in St. Patrick's Cemetery. His body was interred 1940 Victor, New York, St. Patrick's Cemetery.  He married Beulah Collins Canandaigua, New York, 1931.   


Donald E. Keefe  was born 1911.  He married Irene Utter Rochester, New York, May 22, 1943.   

                                                     THE  VICTOR  HERALD  May 28, 1943  

                                                 WEDDING BELLS            KEEFE  -  UTTER

St. Boniface Church, Rochester, was the scene of a pretty wedding Saturday morning, May 22, when Miss Irene Utter of New York City, daughter of Mrs. Nora Utter, became the bride of Pfc. Donald E.Keefe, son of Mrs. David Keefe.  Father Boppel, pastor of the church performed the ceremony.

 The bride who was given in marriage by her brother, Harry Utter, was attired in a suit of dusty pink with matching accessories.  She wore a corsage of bride's roses and lilies of the valley.  Arthur Keefe, of Fairport, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. The ushers were Carl Utter, brother of the bride, and Roy Keefe, brother of the groom.

The bride's mother wore a Navy blue lace dress and a corsage of Spring flowers.  A wedding breakfast was served at the Weeks tearoom, Lake Avenue, followed by a reception at the home of the bride's mother. The bride is manager of a loan company office in New York City.   The groom, who formerly was employed at the R. O. Adams filling station here, is now stationed in the  Medical Detachment Army Air Base, Bradley Field, Conn.

Teresa2 Keenan   was born in Romulus, New York 1885.  Teresa died January 25, 1963 Geneva, New York, at 77 years of age.  

Anna Teresa Olsowske, in Geneva, January 25, 1963, died Saturday, born Romulus, surviving are, husband, Albert, son George Trainor, Waterloo, sister, Mrs. John Trainor. Burial Holy Cross Cemetery.  

Terrence Kennedy and Nancy McWilliams had the following children:

Michael Kennedy  was born Boston, Mass. May 1848.  Michael died December 21, 1906 Canandaigua, New York, at 58 years of age.[i]  [i]. Canandaigua City clerk office death record number 4034.

                     ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL December 28, 1906  PAGE  3 COL                        

 Kennedy -  at Canandaigua, December 22, 1906, Michael Kennedy, aged 58 years.                       

                     ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL December 28, 1906  PAGE  2 COL  1

Michael Kennedy, a cooper by trade, died on Saturday at his home on Phelps Street from consumption, aged 58 years.

He leaves three brothers, Thomas, Henry and Bernard, of this place, and one sister, Sarah of North Hampton, NH. Funeral held from St. Mary's Church on Monday. He is in the 1900 Canandaigua Census living alone and is single. His occupation given on his death record was a Cooper.


Thomas J.2 Kennedy was born Canada December 04, 1861.  Thomas died December 24, 1931 Canandaigua, New York, at 70 years of age.[ii]  [ii]. Canandaigua City clerk office record number 198 on Page 206. Informant was Frank Kennedy at 36 Brook Street. 

                                             CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER

Thomas J. Kennedy, 70, of Brook Street, who had conducted a cooperage in Clark Street for many years, died of pneumonia this morning in Memorial Hospital. Mr. Kennedy was born in Canada, but had been a resident of Canandaigua for 50 years.


Henry James2 Kennedy  was born Boston, Mass. October 13, 1866.[iii]  Although his birth date is shown on his death certificate, it does not match his age given on his marriage certificate. He was supposedly 28 years of age when he married in 1887 which would mean he was born about 1859, not 1866. In the 1900 Canandaigua Census his age is given as 35, and shows his birth as October 1864, in Mass. Henry died November 19, 1922 Canandaigua, New York, at 56 years of age.[iv] [iii]. His birthdate is given on his death certificate registered number 138 at the Canandaigua City Clerk office. [iv]. Ontario County Times newspaper.; and Death Record number 138 filed at Canandaigua City Clerk office.

                      ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday November 24, 1922

KENNEDY -   The funeral services of Henry J. Kennedy, aged 56 years, of Clark Street, whose death occurred at the Memorial hospital on Sunday, after a lingering illness, were held at St. Mary's church on Wednesday morning with interment at Calvary Cemetery.

He leaves his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Edward Birr, of Rochester, four sons, Harry, Thomas, Arlington and John Kennedy, of Canandaigua, also a brother and sister, Thomas of Canandaigua, and Miss Sarah Kennedy of Boston. Interment in Calvary.  

                          ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday November 22, 1922

Henry J. Kennedy, aged 56 years, of Clark Street, died at Memorial Hospital Sunday afternoon following a lingering illness. He had been at the institution over a year.

He leaves his wife, four sons and a daughter, Harry, Thomas, Arlington and John Kennedy of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Edward Birr of Rochester, also a brother and sister, Thomas Kennedy of Canandaigua, and Miss Sarah Kennedy of Boston. Funeral services were held from St. Mary's Church this morning with interment in Calvary Cemetery. His body was interred 1922 Canandaigua, New York, Calvary Cemetery. 

           At 35 years of age Catherine & husband, Henry, became the parents of Charles Arlington Kennedy Canandaigua, New York, December 15, 1898.  Record 1570 at City Clerk Office.  

                                    ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL December 23, 1898

BORN  KENNEDY -   At Canandaigua, December 15, 1898, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kennedy, a son.  

          At 38 years of age Catherine became the mother of John Francis Kennedy Canandaigua, New York, December 26, 1901.  Record number 1863 at City Clerk Office.  

                         ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL January 3, 1902  PAGE  3  COL 6

BORN   -   KENNEDY -     At Canandaigua, Dec 26, 1901 to Mr. and Mrs. Henry James Kennedy, a son.

Henry James Kennedy and Catherine Moran had the following children:

Harry Joseph3 Kennedy was born Canandaigua, New York July 20, 1889.  He married Emma Marie Schneble Canandaigua, New York, April 20, 1920.[v]   [v]. Canandaigua City clerk office record number 444. The witnesses were Eliz L. Kennedy and Phillip Brockelbank Jr.

                          ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday April 23, 1920

                                    WEDDING      KENNEDY -   SCHNEBLE

 At Canandaigua April 20, 1920, Harry J. Kennedy and Miss Emma Marie Schneble, both of Canandaigua.

                                              SAME  PAPER       FRONT  PAGE  

                                                KENNEDY  -   SCHNEBLE

The marriage of Harry Joseph Kennedy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kennedy of Clark Street, and Miss Emma Marie Schneble, daughter of Mrs. Minnie Schneble, Foster Street, took place at St. Mary's Rectory on Tuesday morning.  Rev. James T. Dougherty performed the ceremony.  They were attended by Miss Elizabeth Kennedy and Phillip Brockelbank Jr.  They will reside on Clark Street.


Charles Arlington Kennedy  was born Canandaigua, New York December 15, 1898.  Record 1570 at City Clerk Office.                   

                        ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL December 23, 1898

 BORN  -    KENNEDY   -    At Canandaigua, December 15, 1898, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kennedy, a son.


Thomas Daniel3 Kennedy   was born Canandaigua, New York September 08, 1893.  Birth record number 817 at Canandaigua City Clerk. Thomas died August 04, 1959 Rochester, New York, at 65 years of age.   He married twice

                             DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE Thurs. August 6, 1959  PAGE  28

Thomas D. Kennedy, age 65, died August 4, at Highland Hospital. He was the city treasurer of Canandaigua for 27 years, a member of St. Mary's Church and the Holy Name Society, a World War I veteran, a member of the American Legion and the 40 and 8, past County Commander and past Commander of Post 256 of Canandaigua.

He is survived by his wife, Roby N, two sons, T. Hamilton and Robert, of Canandaigua, one daughter, Helen R. Kennedy of West Chester, Pa., one brother, Jack, and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Burr, both of Shortsville, four grandchildren, one nephew. Friends may call at the John C. Johnson Funeral Home. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. American Legion will conduct military rites at the cemetery.  

                        CANANDAIGUA  DAILY  MESSENGER August 5, 1959  

Thomas D. Kennedy, 65, who has been a Canandaigua City Treasurer for 27 years, died Tuesday night, August 4, 1959, in Highland Hospital, Rochester, following a brief illness.

He was born in Canandaigua and attended St. Mary's School. He studied at LaSalle Business Institute of accounting and after preliminary training at Buffalo Technical High School and Camp Hancock, Ga., served overseas in the US Air Force in World War I.

The following statement in tribute to Thomas Kennedy's long career of public service was issued this morning by Mayor Richard M. Bottorf, August 5, 1959,  The City of Canandaigua notes with regret the passing of Thomas D. Kennedy.  He devoted the greater part of his life to public service and for the past 28 years has been our City Treasurer, in which capacity he has acted most ably and efficiently. His passing is a deep loss to the City.  I know that I speak for all the people of our community in extending sincerest sympathy to his family.  Respectfully, Richard M. Bottorf, Mayor.     

On his return from service, he was appointed internal revenue collector for this district, a post he held for 10 years. He was very active in the American Legion, having been a past commander of the Canandaigua Post 556, and a past commander of the Ontario County Legion Post. In March of this year, he was presented a 40 year membership award by the Canandaigua Post. He was also a member of the 40 and 8. He was elected city treasurer in the fall of 1931 and took office the following year.

In 1935, he was appointed relief commissioner for the assembly district of Ontario County in connection with the work of Veterans Relief Bureau of the State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. In the early thirties he was chairman of the Canandaigua Citizens Legion committee which successfully conducted the campaign to have the Veterans Hospital located in Canandaigua. He was a very active in the Republican Party having served as member and former chairman of the Republican City Committee.  He was re-nominated Monday night by the committee as candidate for city treasurer for another term. 

He is survived by his wife, the former Roby P. Newton, two sons, T. Hamilton Kennedy, and Robert P. Kennedy, both of Canandaigua, a daughter, Helen R. Kennedy, West Chester, Pa., four grandchildren, a brother, Jack Kennedy, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Burr, both of Shortsville.  Interment at Calvary Cemetery. His body was interred 1959 Canandaigua, New York, Calvary Cemetery.

                  He married twice. He married Frances Lillian Hamilton Canandaigua, New York, October 20, 1919.[vi]  [vi]. Marriage Record copy is on PG 2H in the book, A Tree Trunk.Canandaigua City clerk office record number 416 shows Eliz Kennedy and William J. Hanley as witnesses. 

                     ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday October 24, 1919  FRONT PAGE  


The marriage of Thomas Daniel Kennedy, Clark Street, and Miss Frances Lillian Hamilton, Center Street, took place at St. Mary's church on Monday. Rev. James T. Dougherty performed the ceremony. The bride wore a blue suit with taupe hat. Her corsage bouquet was of bride's roses.

She was attended by Miss Elizabeth Kennedy of Canandaigua, sister of the groom, who wore a blue suit with a black hat. Her bouquet was pink roses. The groom was attended by William Hanley. Ushers were Raymond and John Kennedy, cousins of the groom. The wedding music was played by Miss Ruth Pierce and Mrs. Fred S. Haubner sang.

A wedding breakfast was served at the home of Mrs. Helen McCarthy, Center Street, with whom the bride resided. Covers were laid for 25.  They will reside at Atwater Place.

Married at St Mary's Church, the Rev James T. Dougherty performed the ceremony. Bride was attended by Elizabeth L. Kennedy, a sister of the groom. The groom was attended by William J. Hanley.

            Frances Hamilton was born Brooklyn, New York October 28, 1896.  Frances was the daughter of Edward Patrick Hamilton and Mary F. Morrissey.  Frances died January 14, 1932 Canandaigua, New York, at 35 years of age.[vii]  [vii]. Ontario County Times Journal Jan 20, 1932 stated she died at her home on West Gibson Street. Canandaigua City clerk office record number 14 on Page 216 shows an address of 124 W. Gibson St., and that burial would be at Calvary. 

               ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL January 20, 1932 PAGE  4 COL 2

KENNEDY -  The funeral services of Lillian F. Kennedy, whose death occurred at her home on West Gibson Street on Thursday following a long illness, were held at St. Mary's Church on Saturday. Solemn High Mass was celebrated by Rev. Michael C. Wall, Rector of the church, and Rev. William Devereaux, Assistant Rector as sub deacon. Members of the Amer. Legion Auxilliary, St. Vincent DePaul Society, and the Mother's Club of St Mary's Church attended in body. Other delegations included members of the Legion Post, Ontario County Comm. of Internal Revenue Department.

Mrs. Kennedy had many friends in the community who deeply regret her passing. She leaves besides her husband, one daughter Helen R., and two sons, T. Hamilton and Robert P. Kennedy, and her mother, Mrs. Mae Hamilton who is employed at Willard State Hospital. Bearers were, R. Milton Hanley, John T. Murphy, Thomas L. Smith, Alexander Grieve, Leo H. and Edward M. Breen. Interment at Calvary.

                             He married 2nd to  Roby Newton in Petersberg, Virginia, June 30, 1938.   

                        ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday July 1, 1938  PAGE  8  COL  5  

                                                        KENNEDY - NEWTON

Thomas D. Kennedy of Canandaigua, the City Treasurer, and Miss Roby Newton of Petersberg, Virginia, were married in that city Thursday morning. Attendants were Miss Jean Newton, sister of the bride, and James P. Donovan of this city. After a short wedding trip they will reside at 124 West Gibson Street.

                              Roby was born March 27, 1905.  Roby was the daughter of Mr. Newton and Mrs. Newton.  Roby died December 09, 1992 Canandaigua, New York, at 87 years of age.   

                           CANANDAIGUA  DAILY  MESSENGER December 10, 1992  

                                            OBITUARY -   Roby N. Kennedy

Canandaigua resident Roby N. Kennedy of West Gibson St. died yesterday, December 9, at her home. She was 87.  Mrs. Kennedy, the widow of the late Thomas Kennedy, was a graduate of the University of Richmond in Virginia and Farmville Teachers College. At one time she taught school in the Richmond, Va. school district and was also a former case worker for the Ontario County Dept of Social Services.

Surviving are her daughter, Helen Kennedy, a brother and three sisters in Virginia, four grandsons, Thomas, Mark, Michael and Pete Kennedy, and a Great grandson, Daniel Sterling. She was predeceased by her sons and daughter in law, Judge Robert Kennedy and T. Hamilton and Marian Kennedy.

Friends may call today from 7 to 9 PM at John C. Johnson Funeral Home, 47 N. Main Street, where services will be held tomorrow. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.                   

Robert Paul Kennedy was born Canandaigua, New York March 28, 1922.  Robert died December 17, 1985 Canandaigua, New York, at 63 years of age.  His body was interred 1985 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.  Served in Army Air Corps as a 2nd Lieut. during World War II, and was a New York Supreme Court Justice. Robert served in the military.  World War II 2nd Lieut. in the Army Air Corps. See newspaper article mentioning Robert under his brother T. Hamilton Kennedy concerning a reunion in 1944.                       

                       ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL June 1, 1945                       

An article titled, Local Boys In Group Commended By Lt. Gen. Doolittle, mentions 2nd Lt. Robert P. Kennedy. Robert Kennedy was first a lawyer, then became a Supreme Court Judge, both in Canandaigua and Rochester. He also served as a Lieut. in WW II

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