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KINGSBURY - KNAPP
was born Enfield, Hartford, Conn August 08, 1781.
died December 08, 1841 Enfield, Conn.,
at 60 years of age.
was born Conn 1787. This is probably her second married name, Ebenezer Crosby
was her husband and he died in 1843. Rachel was the daughter of John
Bristol, New York, 1822.
died April 06, 1867 South Bristol, New
York, at 79 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES April
DIED - South Bristol, Mrs. Rachel Crosby.
Hampton10 Kingsbury was
born Conn. March 10, 1813. Listed
in two separate Census records as coming from Mass and Conn. His mother Rachel
was listed as Conn. Henry
died March 01, 1895 Canandaigua, New
York, at 81 years of age.[i]
His death record at Canandaigua City Clerk office is 1288, died of throat
cancer. States his birthplace as Bristol. Don't know if this is Bristol Conn.
Record number 1288 at the Canandaigua City Clerk office shows his father to be
Henry Hampton Kingsbury and Rachel Crosby.
ONTARIO REPOSITORY MESSENGER, Tuesday March 5, 1895
Death - Kingsbury, in Canandaigua,
March 1, 1895
Hampton Kingsbury aged 81 years 11 months 17 days.
Burial in Baptist Hill.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL March
Friday night Hampton Kingsbury died at his home on Buffalo Street at the
age of 82. He had been a resident of Canandaigua about 20 years, moving here
from Bristol where he engaged in farming.
leaves 2 sons and 2 daughters, Sherman of Canandaigua, Addison of
NY City, Mrs. Elihu Briggs, and Mrs. Spafford Buckelew of Bristol.
body was interred 1895 Bristol, New York,
Baptist Hill Cemetery
ONTARIO REPOSITORY MESSENGER Tuesday March 12, 1895 PAGE 4 COL 1
In surrogate court the will of Hampton Kingsbury, Canandaigua, has been admitted to probate, Addison Kingsbury, Jersey City, New Jersey, Executor Estate $7000.
Lucretia A. Kingsbury
born April 12, 1845. Lucretia
August 27, 1919 Bristol, New York, at 74 years of age.
August 29, 1919 PAGE
The death of Mrs. Lucretia Briggs occurred on Wednesday morning at
the home of her son Levi Tiffany in the Southern part of the town. Mrs.
Briggs who was in her 74th year spent the greater part of her life in this
vicinity, and had lived in the village of E. Bloomfield for several years.
She was a member of the Methodist Church, Ladies Aid Society, Steele Sunday School class, and Local Red Cross organization. For the past year she had been in poor health, but her death came as a shock to her many friends. Mrs. Briggs was a true Christian, bearing with great patience and fortitude her ill health. All who knew her loved her remarkably sweet disposition.
She is survived by two sons, Arthur Tiffany of
Canandaigua, Levi of this town, and several grandchildren. Funeral
services held at the Methodist Church. Her
interred Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.
New York, April 07, 1886.
TIMES April 4, 1886
MARRIED BRIGGS - TIFFANY
In Honeoye, NY, April 3, 1886, by Rev. S. Mills Day, Mr. Elihu E.
Briggs and Mrs. Lucretia A. Tiffany, both of Bristol, NY. Married by Rev
S. Mills Day. Newspaper said they were married in Honeoye on April 3,
Elihu was born Bristol, New York September 25, 1835. Elihu was the son of William W. Briggs and Nancy Briggs. He married Mary Ann Beach Johnson Bristol, New York, June 13, 1870.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES June
MARRIED - Elihu E. Briggs and Mrs. Mary Ann Beach, Bristol
Bristol, New York 1847. Eliza
December 25, 1908 at 61 years of age. Her
interred 1908 Honeoye, New York, Lakeview Cemetery.
New York, December 31, 1865.
born New York May 27, 1844. Spafford
was the son of Richard Buckelew
March 31, 1905 Bristol, New York, at 60 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri. April 7, 1905
Bristol Death of Honored
was received here on Friday of the sudden death of Spafford Buckelew at
his farm home south of here. Mr. Buckelew had always been a resident here
until about a year ago when failing health and sight obliged him to leave his
farm. He then took up his residence in Honeoye where he has since lived.
Friday he drove to the farm in apparently good health. About noon while going
down a short flight of stairs he sunk to the ground and was dead before help
could reach him. Dropsy of the heart is the supposed cause. The deceased was
about 62 years of age and is survived by his wife and one brother, William. Funeral
was held on Sunday, burial in Honeoye.
HONEOYE - The funeral of Spafford Buckelew was held from his late home on Lake Street on Sunday afternoon, the Rev. W. C. Burns, assisted by Rev. S. Mills Day officiating. He was a well known and highly respected citizen, a kind neighbor, and faithful in all the relations of his life. He leaves besides his widow, one brother, William Henry Buckelew, of Bristol.
was born Bristol, New York September 08, 1843.
His birth date was given in his obituary. In another book I found that
his date was 3 September 1843. The death record gave a date of September 8,
died January 29, 1916
Canandaigua, New York, at 72 years of age.
Died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Brockelbank on
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL
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
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.
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.
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
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. His body was interred 1916 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery
the Ontario County Journal, November 9, 1883
In the Ontario County Journal, November 9, 1883
an article appeared stating that Mr.
Sherman Kingsbury proposes to fit the second floor of the new block he is
erecting on Beeman Street as a public hall. The audience room will be 95 feet by
65 feet, and the stage 46 by 65 feet, and all the appointments will be made
another column of the same paper it also goes on to read the following about Sherman
Kingsbury. New Opera House, We learn today that Mr. Sherman Kingsbury,
who is erecting the immense storehouse on Beeman and Mill streets and Lincoln
Alley, proposes to erect a new and modern style Opera House in the second story
of that building. The building is being constructed in the most substantial
manner, and when completed will be one of the strongest and safest structures in
town. The stage which is to be fitted up with new and elaborate scenery will be
40 by 80 feet, with ample dressing rooms adjoining. The main floor will have a
seating capacity of not less than 700, with private boxes on either side of the
stage, and a gallery which will seat 300 to 400 more. The principal entrance
will be on Beeman Street, with two wide stairways leading to the main hall.
the Ontario County Times, November 12, 1884, an advertisement
for PRATT's ASTRAL OIL, and Sherman is listed as the agent for the
Pratt Manufacturing Company, New York City.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL March
The large grocery and provision stock in the Sherman Kingsbury store on lower Main Street is being sold at retail
at rock bottom prices under the charge of C. R. Simmons and Ed J. Tracy, two
popular and efficient grocerymen, who will be pleased to see their friends there
and give them the advantage of the extremely low prices which will prevail. The
stock includes smoked and salt meats, teas, coffees, spices, sugars, baking
powder, soap, starch, and everything else to be found in a complete grocery
establishment. Call and examine the great bargains offered before it is too
Sherman W. Kingsbury
and Julia F. Jones
the following child:
Caroline12 Kingsbury was born Canandaigua, New York October 09, 1871.
June 16, 1958 Canandaigua, New York, at 86 years of age.
Rites Today for Mrs. Brockelbank
Mary C. Brockelbank, 86, of 79 Howell Street, died Monday morning, June 16,
1958, at the Cowles Nursing Home after a long illness. A funeral service was
held today at the Dhondt and Johnson Funeral Home. She was a lifelong resident of this community, born October 9,
1871, a daughter of Sherman and Sarah Kingsbury.
She was graduated with honors from Granger Place School with the class of
In 1891 she was married to Charles H. Brockelbank of
this city. He was a grocer for 45
years before his retirement from active business and Mrs. Brockelbank assisted
him in the store. She was a
lifelong member of the Methodist Church and for 40 years was church organist.
She was a 50 year member of the Canandaigua Chapter of the Order of the Eastern
She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. William C. Moore, and Mrs. Judson B. Pratt, both of New York City, two sons, Elliot F., Springfield, NJ, and Rexford H. of Canandaigua, five grandchildren, Miss Jean Brockelbank, Canandaigua, Miss Julie and John Brockelbank Princeton, NJ, Capt. John Allen, West Lake, La, and Mrs. Thomas Delaney of New Haven, Conn. Her body was interred 1958 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.
- Charles H. Brockelbank, 93, of 44 Gorham Street, a lifelong
resident of Canandaigua and former grocer here, died today at the Elm Manor
Nursing Home following a long illness.
Brockelbank was born January 29, 1869. For many years he owned and operated
a grocery store on Main Street. He was an enthusiastic gardener and was well
known for his flowers and vegetables which he raised in his large garden t his
former home on Howell Street for many years. He was a member of the Methodist
He is survived by two sons, Rexford W. of Canandaigua, and Elliot F. of Springfield, NJ, two daughters, Mrs. Judson Pratt of Brooklyn, and Mrs. William B. Moore of New Haven, Conn, and several grandchildren. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.
was born March 15, 1844. Addison
died March 20, 1917 Canandaigua,
New York, at 73 years of age. Died
at the Health Home in Canandaigua, New York. He conducted a large and successful
business enterprise at Jersey City where he continued to live until stricken by
paralysis about 1916.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wed.
March 21, 1917 PAGE
7 COL 5
The death of Addison Kingsbury aged 73 years occurred at the
health home in this city on Tuesday morning.
is survived by his wife and by one sister, Mrs. Elihu E. Briggs of E.
Bloomfield. Mr. K.
was a brother of the late Sherman Kingsbury of Canandaigua, and spent his
youth and young manhood here. Later he conducted a large and successful business
enterprise at Jersey City where he continued to make his home until stricken by
paralysis over a year ago.
funeral will be held from the home of Mrs. Theodore Perkins, Main Street
North, on Thursday. Interment at Woodlawn.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL
Elihu Briggs attended the funeral of her brother, Addison Kingsbury,
last week, held from the home of Mrs. Perkins, Canandaigua.
HERALD Friday March 23, 1917
- Addison Kingsbury once well known here, but for several
years a resident of Jersey City, died in the Canandaigua Health Home, Tuesday
morning, after a long illness. He
is survived by his wife and one sister, Mrs. E. Briggs of Bristol.
funeral takes place today at the home of Mrs. Theodore Perkins, North
Main Street, Canandaigua. Burial will be made in Woodlawn Cemetery.
was born Bristol, New York March
20, 1853. Sarah was
the daughter of Samuel Davis Tillotson
and Susan Catherine Perkins. Sarah
died June 09, 1936 at 83 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES June 12, 1936 Page
KINGSBURY - Mrs. Sarah Margaret Kingsbury, 83, widow of Addison Kingsbury, died Tuesday afternoon at the home of the Misses Voak on North Main Street where she made her home for some time. She was born in Bristol and was a member of the Canandaigua Methodist church, and its missionary societies in which she had been most active. The funeral took place from the Voak home Thursday afternoon. Interment in Woodlawn.
M.2 Knapp was
born in Madison County 1821. Edward
died 1903 at 82 years of age.
body was interred Canandaigua, New York,
Woodlawn Cemetery. He
M. Phillips. Caroline
was born Bristol, New York 1823.
died February 12, 1903
Canandaigua, New York, at 79 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri. February 20, 1903 PAGE 2
Caroline M. Knapp died at the home of Dr. James A. Hawley on Center
Street, on February 12, 1902, aged 80 years. The deceased is survived by one
daughter, Mrs. Hawley, and one son, Jesse Knapp, of this village.
body was interred Canandaigua, New York,
and Caroline M. Phillips
the following children:
Ann3 Knapp was born Bristol, New York August 08, 1849.
Frances died September
13, 1926 Canandaigua, New York, at 77 years of age.[i]
Canandaigua City Clerk office death record number 171. Record states that the
informant was James F. Knapp who lived on Tilyea Street.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wed. September 15, 1926
Frances N. Hawley, aged 77 years, died at her home in Atwater Place Monday
evening, after an illness of a week with heart trouble.
She was the widow of Dr. James A. Hawley, well known Canandaigua
physician for many years, who died in 1919.
Hawley leaves two nephews, James F. Knapp of Canandaigua, and Carl
E. Knapp of Wolcott, and a niece Mrs. F. Roy Lord of Wilmington, Del.
Funeral will be held from the home of James F. Knapp on Telyea
Street tomorrow afternoon, Rev. Emanuel J. Kallina of the Presbyterian
Church officiating. Burial in Woodlawn.
Albert Dr. Hawley Canandaigua,
New York, February 11, 1896.[ii]
Record number 852 Canandaigua City Clerk office.
ONTARIO COUNTY REPOSITORY and MESSENGER Friday February 14, 1896
Canandaigua, February 11th by Rev. J. J. Lawrence, Dr. James A. Hawley and
Frances Annie Knapp.
was born in
Branchport, New York September 09, 1829. Death
record at Canandaigua City Clerk office says he was born in Middlesex. James was
the son of Ira Hawley
Frances Francisco .
July 31, 1918 Canandaigua, New York, at 88 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri.
August 2, 1918 FRONT PAGE
DEATH OF OLDEST PRACTISING DOCTOR
James A. Hawley, Aged 89 Years, Had Practised Medicine for over 60 Years. In
the death of Dr. James A. Hawley at his home on Center Street Wednesday
morning, the oldest practising physician of the state passed away.
career constitutes another of the monuments of mighty usefulness left by a
Canandaiguan to benefit his fellowmen by the inspiration of his example. Dr.
Hawley was born at Branchport on September 9, 1829, and started life on a
farm. How he drifted from farming into medicine can best be learned from his own
words told a short time ago. My father came to me one day and said, Jim, you'll
never make your salt at farming. I didn't like farming and I was pleased to hear
him say that. It made it easy for me to get away from home to try something
my worldly possessions in a sack over my shoulder, I started out with no
particular object in view. I drifted into Canandaigua where I was glad to get a
job at a dollar a day and board at the carpenter trade. After a year at that,
the boss, before renewing an agreement with me, said I would have to stand his
test of what constituted a journeyman carpenter.
must hew from the rough, dress and put together a four panel door in ten hours.
I did it in five minutes short of the time, which so pleased the boss that he
offered me 1.50 and I board myself. I didn't accept. I suppose the truth of the
matter was that carpentering was too much like work for me. By the way, that
door still does duty in the tenant house on C. C. Sackett's farm.
I had made up my mind I wanted to be a doctor.
epidemic in the neighborhood of my father's farm was reaping an appalling
harvest of deaths. The doctors in that locality lost so many patients that their
methods were generally discredited. I contracted the disease and well remember
my refusal to take the dope prescribed by the physician. Jim, said father
pleadingly, if you don't take this medicine you'll die. And if I do take it I'll
die, I protested.
old fellow named Simmons, a farmer with no medical skill, was
outdistancing the medical men by administering a tea made from spider root. I
took it and got well, as did many others. The
incident caused me to have a distrust in the doctors of that neighborhood.
Finally an electric practitioner came along and got results from his
ministrations. I hadn't given up the notion that I wanted to be a doctor who
could cure the people. I had saved some money and began my studies at Syracuse.
We received our diplomas then after a two year course. I came back home and hung
out my shingle. I was not long in discovering that I was not so different from
the doctors whom I had criticized. I determined that a successful doctor is one
who cures people, and I stopped looking at my sheepskin awarded to me on
graduation and began to study. I took a post graduate course in Philadelphia. I
tried to understand every case and know what treatment that particular case required.
Dr. Hawley first practised at Branchport, then located near
returned here at the outbreak of the Civil War with the belief then current that
the Union would be rent asunder and the great Mississippi waterway closed to the
North, which seemed then was destined to kill the growing West. There were a few
railroads and the development of that mode of transportation was not dreamed of.
Dr. F. C. Hawley, with whom Dr. Hawley practised here, died
many years ago. Later, Dr. George Gregg was associated with Dr.
Hawley, but in May, 1913, Dr. Hawley retired from the medical firm of
Hawley and Gregg, after 56 years of active practice. Since that time he had
answered calls in aid of special cases and was often called in consultation. Of
late he had given medicine at his home to those who called.
end of Dr. Hawley was in a way typical of the man. He was as ready for
the summons from an angel of death to visit his Maker as he had always been for
the summons of his fellowmen, the women and children to account to them
professionally. The grief that
fills the heart is widespread and is so deep that not for many years will his
kind deeds be forgotten or the memory of his skill, his influence, his
benevolences be effaced from the memory of those left behind.
The good that he has done is of inestimable value. Dr. Hawley leaves his widow and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon. Rev. George E. Finlay will officiate. The Masons will have charge of the services at the grave at Woodlawn.
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