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LINCOLN - LINEHAN
Jeanette3 Lincoln was born February 07, 1844.
05, 1911 Reed Corners, New York, at 67 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL July
7, 1911 PAGE
2 COL 6
At Reed Corner's July 5, 1911, Mrs. Norman B. Shaw, aged 68 years.
SHAW OBITUARY -
At her home in the town of Gorham on Wednesday morning occurred the death
of Mrs. Sarah J. Shaw, wife of Norman B. Shaw, aged 68 years.
Death was due to apoplexy, Mrs. Shaw having suffered a stroke the
Besides her husband there survive four sons, Dudley of Cohoes, Alfred and Irving who live at home, and Hiram of Gorham. A sister, Mrs. Joseph Fransisco of this village, and a brother, Artemus Lincoln of this town survive.
Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o'clock this PM and Rev. W. H. Skeels** of Ithaca will officiate. Her body was interred 1911 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.
S.2 Lincoln was
born East Bloomfield, New York October 13, 1909.
Stanley, NY, June 19, 1931.[i]
was born Canandaigua, New York October 31,
1912. Mary is the
daughter of Charlie Elmer VanGelder
and Christine Mary Dobbler. [i].
Ontario County Archives Hopewell, NY, record number 1755. Lists witnesses as
Charles Northrop and George VanGelder.; and Copies of the Marriage License
number 164, and the Marriage Certificate can be found on PG 3D and PG 3E in the
book, A Tree Trunk.
At 20 years of age Mary
became the mother of Son
Canandaigua, New York, May 28,
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Friday
June 2, 1933
At Memorial hospital, May 28, 1933, a son to Mr. and Mrs. George Lincoln, Canandaigua R. D.
Lincoln was born Ontario
County, New York 1804. Henry
died February 01, 1885
Canandaigua, New York, at 80 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES February
- LINCOLN -
In the town of Canandaigua, on Sunday, February 1, 1885, Henry
Lincoln, aged nearly 82 years.
born in Gorham, Ontario Co., NY 1826. She
New York, June 03, 1847.
ONTARIO REPOSITORY June 08, 1847.
was born in
Middlesex, Yates Co., NY June 1821. John
was the son of Ira Hawley
April 29, 1882 Canandaigua, New York, at 60 years of age.[ii]
Canandaigua City Clerk office record number 27. Date given is April 29, 1882.
Newspaper said April 25, 1882.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL May
- In this village, April
25, 1882, John W. Hawley, aged 61 years and 10 months. As we came from
the funeral of John Hawley, at Canandaigua, May 1st, we thought to
ourselves. Well, such is life, we are and we are not, but life goes on the same.
John Hawley was a substantial business man, one whose judgment you could invariably depend upon, ambition was his life ruling power, he never thought of self as far as giving any rest from business, only to accomplish what he had planned, he had faults, perhaps, so we all have, we cannot see ourselves as others see us, he leaves a nice property to his family, accumulated by his own untiring perseverance and zeal, afflicted with poor health for about a year, he realized that he had made many mistakes through life, but he gave his pastor the blessed assurance that he realized God's forgiveness and that his grace was all sufficient for him.
Through all his suffering he was never heard to murmur or complain. Rev. Hiscox made some very appropriate remarks, saying it was not our own good works that saved us, but trusting in Jesus as our Savior. A large circle of relatives and friends with five physicians, Hawleys, were present. May the dear Lord bless the family so bereaved and help the relatives and friends, one and all, to show in their lives, there is a reality in the religion they profess.
Julia L. Lincoln
was born Ontario County 1835.
04, 1895 Canandaigua, New York, at 59 years of age.[iii]
Canandaigua City CLerk office death record number 1242. It states that she was
age 62 years.
COUNTY JOURNAL Fri. February 8, 1895 PAGE 2
4 AM, Monday, Mrs. Julia Hawley, wife of Dr. James A. Hawley, died
at her home on Center Street. Though she had been an invalid for some years
past, on the day preceding her death she felt as well as usual. The cause of
death was supposed to have been the breaking of an edema of the lungs, death
resulting in a few minutes. Mrs. Hawley was a member of the Baptist church, and was
66 years of age. Funeral services were conducted
at her late home Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Dr. Townley.
Albert Dr. Hawley
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
2nd Frances Ann Knapp
Canandaigua, New York, February 11, 1896.[iv]
July 31, 1918 Canandaigua, New York, at 88 years of age.
Record number 852 Canandaigua City Clerk office.
COUNTY REPOSITORY and MESSENGER Friday
February 14, 1896
HAWLEY - KNAPP At Canandaigua, February 11th by Rev. J. J. Lawrence, Dr. James A. Hawley and Frances Annie Knapp.
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. His career
constitutes another of the monuments of mighty usefulness left by a Canandaiguan
to benefit his fellowmen by the inspiration of his example.
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. I 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.
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.
I had made up my mind I wanted to be a doctor. An 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. An 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
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 Minneapolis, Minn. He 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
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.
was born Gorham, New York 1836.
11, 1905 Canandaigua, New York, at 69 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri.
October 13, 1905 PAGE
2 COL 5
Ira W. Lincoln
The death of Ira Wood Lincoln, a well known market gardener of Hopewell,
occurred on Wednesday. He had been in failing health, caused by a chronic kidney
trouble for more than a year, and he was taken to the Memorial hospital a few
days before his death. He was 69 years of age.
wife and eight children survive him, Ira, John, and Carl, and Miss Ida Lincoln,
Mrs. William Yerkes, Mrs. Nellie Grace, Mrs. Albert Lockwood, of this place, and
Mrs. Wilbur Clement of Geneva. The funeral will be held from his late home on
DIED - LINCOLN - At Canandaigua, October 11, 1905, Ira Wood Lincoln, of Hopewell, aged 69 years.
born April 16, 1923. George
died October 05, 1998 Rochester,
New York, at 75 years of age.
Hit by a car in village of Newark. His
body was interred 1998 Geneva, New York,
St. Mary's Cemetery.
Ann Long. Jean
was born Geneva, New York August 07, 1925.
Jean was the daughter of John Francis Sr. Long
and Elinor Sara DeVaney.
died December 08, 1970 Geneva,
New York, at 45 years of age.
GENEVA DAILY TIMES
Tuesday December 8, 1970
Linehan - GENEVA
Mrs. Jean A. Linehan, 45, wife of George Linehan of
237 Grace Ave., Newark, died early this morning in her home following a long
Funeral services will be Thursday morning at the DeVaney Company Funeral Home and at St. Francis de Sales Church at a time to be announced. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Friends may call
at the funeral home this evening and tomorrow.
The family requests contributions be made in her memory to the Multiple
was born in Geneva and has resided in Newark for the past 15 years. She was the
daughter of the late John and Elinor DeVaney Long, and was a member of
St. Michael's Church in Newark.
Surviving are her husband George, two sons, Mark of Newark and Sgt. Ronald Linehan of the US Army at Ft. Wood Texas, four brothers, Dr. William Long, John Long, Donald Long, and Richard Long, all of Geneva, several nieces and nephews.
Catherine Linehan was born Ireland 1842. Catherine died February 21,1916 Watertown, New York, at 73 years of age. Died at the home of her son Maurice in Watertown, NY.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri.
Feb. 25, 1916 Front Page
The funeral services of Mrs. Catherine Linehan Long, aged 70
years, whose death occurred at the home of her son, Maurice Long, in
Watertown on Saturday, were held at St. Mary's church on Tuesday morning.
Deceased was a former resident of Canandaigua. Interment was made in Calvary
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES February
23, 1916 PAGE
7 COL 5
CATHERINE L. LONG -
Mrs. Catherine Linehan Long, formerly of this city, died at
the home of her son, Maurice Long, at Watertown on Saturday. Mrs. Long
was 70 years of age and leaves three sons, and one daughter in Watertown, a
son at Erie, Penn., a daughter at Rochester, also two sisters, Mrs. William
Kimball of East Street, and Mrs. Henry Casey of Ontario Street,
Canandaigua. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Her
interred February 21, 1916 Canandaigua, New York, Calvary Cemetery.
Ireland 1838. John
20, 1878 Canandaigua, New York, at 39 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri. April 26, 1878
SAD CASE - Mr. John Long, was a worthy and industrious mechanic, for several years employed in the Northern Central Railroad shops in this place. He bought a little home near the railroad bridge which crosses the outlet, making small annual payments, and gradually diminished his indebtedness.
or four weeks ago he was thrown out of work on account of slack times, and later
he was taken sick, and on Saturday, the 20th instant, he died. He leaves a wife
and nine small children, the oldest of whom is scarcely old enough to pursue any
manual labor toward supporting the rest of the family. The little home is not
clear of debt, and the widow and children seem to be left almost destitute.
Surely if there is any case worthy of sympathy and material aid, this is one.
We understand friends of the bereaved family have interested themselves in their behalf, and we trust the responses will be numerous and liberal.
was born Stanley, New York 1877.
Barbara C. Olsowsky
New York, October 11, 1916.
GENEVA DAILY TIMES Wednesday October 11, 1916
marriage of Miss Barbara C. Olsowsky, daughter of Mrs. Helena Olsowsky
of 45 North Wadsworth street, and Cornelius Linehan of Buffalo took place
this morning at 8 AM at St. Francis de Sales Church. Rev. W. A. McDonals performed
Olsowsky was attended by Miss Elizabeth Linehan of Geneva, sister of
the groom, and Anthony Olsowsky of this city, brother of the bride acted
as best man.
bride wore a traveling suit of blue broadcloth with hat of black velour and
carried a prayer book. Miss Linehan wore a green broadcloth suit with hat
to match, and carried a prayer book. Immediately following the ceremony Mr.
and Mrs. Linehan left on the Lehigh Valley train for a short trip west. They
are to reside in Buffalo.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL October 13, 1916
At Geneva, October 11, 1916, Cornelius Linehan and Helena Olsowsky,
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