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Ruth Elizabeth Madden  was born Rochester, New York December 04, 1913.  She married Cameron Estes Elmira, New York, November 11, 1939.  

                           VICTOR  HERALD  December 1, 1939 

                    WEDDING      ESTES   -    MADDEN

The marriage of Miss Ruth Elizabeth Madden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur D. Madden of Elmira, and Cameron Estes, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. B. Estes of Victor, took place November 11, 1939, at 3 o'clock, in the Heddington Methodist Church. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Harold Sterns.  Bouquets of oak leaves and pompons decorated the church. The wedding march was played by Zennette Clark. 

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore her mother's wedding gown of white marquisette and satin, and a floor length cap veil caught with orange blossoms and a cut steel pin which was worn by both the bride's mother and grandmother at their respective weddings. Her shower bouquet was of white roses. 

Miss Virginia Madden, sister of the bride, wore a floor length seagreen moire gown with matching heart shaped moire hat and carried yellow pompons in an arm bouquet. A younger sister, Miss Edna Lou Madden, was junior bridesmaid. Her floor length gown was of gold moire and her hat was gold moire in small Watteau style. Her bouquet was rust pompons.

Gordon Booth of Rochester was best man. Arthur Madden Jr., brother of the bride, and Moel Kuhrt, of Rochester, were ushers. The bride's mother wore Boy Blue crepe with black accessories and token roses. Following the ceremony a reception was given at the home of the bride's parents for relatives and friends of the family. 

Mr. and Mrs. Estes left on a motor trip to the South, and will make their home at 25 Lehigh Avenue, Rochester.  The bride is a graduate of Albany State Teacher's College, and the bridegroom is a graduate of the University of Rochester. Mr. Estes is affiliated with the research department of the Eaastman Kodak Company in Rochester. 

George1 Madden   was born 1871.  He married Minnie Connell New York City, New York, June 08, 1903.   

         ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday June 19, 1903  PAGE  3  COL  6

 MADDEN - CONNELL    At New York City June 8, 1903, George D. Madden and Miss Minnie Connell, both of Clifton Springs. 

John2 Madden was born County Mayo Ireland 1821.  John died April 03, 1896 Canandaigua, New York, at 74 years of age.   He married Nancy Ann Finan Old Chelsea Quebec Canada, September 29, 1846.          

                        ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Wed. April 8, 1896  

          John Madden at Canandaigua, April 3, 1896, aged about 75 years.

In the Ontario County Journal, Friday January 27, 1899 her death notice appeared.  It stated that she was 80 years of age, widow of John Madden, and died at Canandaigua, New York.

John Mahan and Bridget Kane had the following children:

 Anna Elizabeth2 Mahan     Anna died September 27, 1945 Buffalo, New York.   

                       ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL September 29, 1945

                                           OBITUARY MAHAN

Anna Elizabeth Mahan, formerly of Rochester, died in St. Francis Hospital, Buffalo, Wednesday, September 27, 1945. Born in Hopewell, she had spent most  of her life in Rochester, where she was a secretary in the offices of the Eastman Kodak Company.

She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America of that city.  Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Andrew Shaughnessy of Canandaigua, Mrs. Margaret Breen of Hopewell, and Mrs. Frank Maley of Buffalo, also several nieces and nephews. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Geneva, NY.


Margaret H. Mahan  was born Hopewell, New York 1883.  Margaret died 1972 at 89 years of age.  Her body was interred 1972 Canandaigua, New York, Calvary Cemetery.  She married Michael Breen Clifton Springs, New York, September 25, 1911.[i]  Record number 23.  He was listed as a Seminary Foreman. Witnessed by Loretta Mahan and William Briggs. He was residing in Rochester, NY and she in Hopewell, NY. Married by Rev. Wm. P. Ryan.      [i]. Certificate and Record of Marriage number 23, and the Affidavit for License to Marry copies are found on PG 1S and PG 1T in the book, A Tree Trunk. Witnesses for the mariage were Loretta Mahan and William Briggs.                 

                       ONTARIO  COUNTY  TIMES September 29, 1911

 HOPEWELL  CENTER At the Catholic Church at Clifton Springs on Monday afternoon took place the marriage of Miss Margaret Mahan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Mahan, of this place, and Michael Breen, of Rochester. 

The bride was attired in a handsome blue tailored suit, wore a white picture hat and carried a prayer book.  She was attended by her sister, Miss Loretta Mahan, who also wore a blue tailored suit with a large black hat. The groom was attended by William Briggs.

 A reception was given to about 30 of the immediate relatives and friends and a four course dinner served by a caterer at the home of the bride. The house was prettily decorated with flowers. An orchestra from Rochester furnished music.

They were the recipients of many useful and beautiful gifts, including furniture, cut glass, silver and several checks of considerable value.  Mr. and Mrs. Breen left during the evening for an eastern trip, after which they will be at home in Rochester.  

                 Michael Breen was born Hopewell, New York April 28, 1874.  Michael was the son of Jeremiah Breen and Mary Costello.  Michael died May 06, 1938 Hopewell, New York, at 64 years of age.   

             ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday May 13, 1938  PAGE  8 COL  4

                                                OBITUARY      BREEN

Funeral services for Michael Breen, 67, who died Friday at his home in Hopewell, were held from St. Mary's Church Monday morning. Interment made at Calvary Cemetery.  Mr. Breen was a brother of the late Cornelius M. Breen of Canandaigua. Besides his wife Mary Mahan Breen he leaves four sons, John, James, Willard, and Howard Breen of Hopewell, and two sisters, and a brother, Mrs. Frank Gillespie of Rochester, Miss Molly Breen, Victor, and Morris Breen of Industry.                       

                                        THE  VICTOR  HERALD   May  13, 1938

                                                      OBITUARY    BREEN

Funeral services for Michael Breen, 67, who died Friday, at his home in Hopewell, were held from St. Mary's church, Monday morning. Interment was made in Calvary Cemetery.

Mr. Breen was a brother of the late Cornelius M. Breen of Canandaigua. Besides his wife, Mrs. Mary Mahan Breen, he leaves four sons, John, James, Willard, and Howard Breen, of Hopewell, and two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Frank Gillespie, of Rochester, Miss Molly Breen of Victor, and Morris Breen of Industry. 

John2 Mahoney was born 1893.  John died 1938 at 45 years of age.   He married Mary Isabelle Ryan Victor, New York, April 27, 1921. 

                         THE  VICTOR  HERALD

           WEDDING  BELLS       Mahoney  -  Ryan

A very pretty wedding took place on Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock in St. Patrick's Church when Miss Mary Isabel Ryan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ryan, was united in marriage to John Francis Mahoney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Mahoney.  The nuptial mass was celebrated by Rev. J. W. E. Kelly, rector of St. Patrick's.

The bride wore a pretty tailored suit of taupe color and hat to match, and carried white roses. She was attended by her sister, Miss Helen C. Ryan, who wore a blue suit and a georgette hat to match, and carried pink sweet peas.  W. Edward Mahoney, brother of the groom, was best man.  Frank Ryan, brother of the bride, and Thomas Barry, cousin of the groom, acted as ushers.  The wedding march was played by Miss Anna Ryan and Edward Ryan sang O Promise Me, and Ave Maria. 

After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served to 125 relatives of the immediate families at the home of the bride's parents, Mrs. Fred Higinbotham being the caterer.  Mr. and Mrs. Mahoney left early in the afternoon for an eastern trip to Albany, Washington and New York City. Upon their return they will reside in Victor.  The groom has a responsible position with G. W. Haxton and Son.

Michael1 Mahoney   was born Ireland 1825.  Michael died January 05, 1898 Canandaigua, New York, at 72 years of age.  He married Elizabeth.  Elizabeth was born Ireland 1824.  Elizabeth died September 18, 1902 at 78 years of age.   

                         ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday September 19, 1902

                                       Obituary -  Mahaney

The death of Mrs. Eliza Mahaney, widow of Michael Mahaney, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Colin Chisholm, yesterday morning and was due to the infirmities of old age, she having reached the advanced age of 84 years. For 30 years the family resided one mile east of the village. On the death of her husband five years ago, she came to reside with her daughter, Mrs. Chisholm.

There survive her besides her daughter, three sons, Timothy Mahaney, of Three Rivers, Michigan, Michael Mahaney of Rochester, and Thomas Mahaney, of Syracuse. The funeral will be held at St. Mary's church tomorrow morning. 

 Nora2 Mahoney    was born Ireland July 1843.  Nora died January 23, 1932 Geneva, New York, at 88 years of age.   

                                                 ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Wed January 27, 1932

Funeral services for Mrs. Nora M. Chisholm, aged 89 years, were held from St. Mary's Church, Tuesday morning. Interment made in Calvary Cemetery. Her death occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Flannigan, in Geneva, Sunday, after several months illness.

She leaves two sons, Fred D. Chisholm of Canandaigua, and C. Blaine Chisholm of Buffalo, two daughters, Mrs. Calvin Wade of Detroit, Mrs. Flannigan, brother, Thomas Mahoney of Syracuse, and five grandchildren. She married Colin D. Chisholm 1872.


William1 Maltman was born Scotland 1831.  William died January 17, 1922 East Victor, New York, at 90 years of age.  

                            ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Wed. January 18, 1922  PAGE  7  COL 5

William Maltman formerly of the town of Canandaigua died at his home at East Victor yesterday morning, aged 92 years.  Mr. Maltman who was a brother of the late John Maltman of this city was born in Scotland but came to America with his parents when only 4 years old.

Mr. Maltman was a veteran of the Civil War having served in the Union Army for four years. He leaves a daughter, Miss Eleanor Maltman, with whom he made his home, and a son William Jr. of East Victor. Interment at Boughton Hill Cemetery. His body was interred 1921 Victor, New York, Boughton Hill Cemetery. 

                    He married Eleanor C. Benson Auburn, New York, December 25, 1866. Eleanor was born Michigan 1833.  Eleanor died December 13, 1912 East Victor, New York, at 79 years of age.   

                             VICTOR  HERALD       December 20, 1912  

                                             Mrs. William Maltman

The death of Mrs. Eleanor C. Maltman, wife of William Maltman, occurred at the family home in East Victor, on Friday evening, December 13, 1912.  Mrs. Maltman was seventy eight years of age and had been in failing health for some months, having suffered a complete breakdown, with a complication of heart disease at the last. 

Mrs. Maltman had spent the greater part of her life in this vicinity, and a large circle of friends mourn her loss.  In early life she resided near the head of Canandaigua Lake, and a brief period of her married life was spent in the town of Orleans. 

Besides the aged husband, who is a veteran of the Civil War, there survive three children, Miss Eleanor and William Maltman, Jr., and a daughter by a former marriage, Mrs. Bruce Harris, all residing in East Victor.   The funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon, at the home, with Rev. Lorren Stiles of the Methodist Church, of which Mrs. Maltman was a member in charge. The services were attended by many relatives and friends. Interment was made in Boughton Hill Cemetery. 

James William2 Maltman  was born Victor, New York 1867.  James died September 2, 1937 East Victor, New York, at 70 years of age.   

                              VICTOR  HERALD  Fri. September 10, 1937   PAGE   5

                                               OBITUARY  -      MALTMAN

James William Maltman, a lifetime resident of Victor township passed away at his home in East Victor, Thursday, September 2, 1937, in his 69th year. He had been ill for some time.   Mr. Maltman was born in Victor and was a carpenter by trade. Quite a number of homes in Victor were built by him and his father in law H. J. VanDenbergh.

Surviving relatives are widow Hattie VanDenbergh Maltman, daughter Dorothy Smith, son Donald of Victor. Milnor Lodge No. 137 F and A M. His body was interred 1937 Victor, New York, Boughton Hill Cemetery.

                                   He married Hattie VanDenbergh Victor, NY, March 19, 1902. 

This was a double marriage ceremony in the home of her father, Henry Jenner VanDenbergh. Her sister Grace was married at the same time by, the Rev. Loren Stiles of the M. E. Church. A wedding supper was served following the ceremony for a few intimate friends.  

                      VICTOR  HERALD  Friday March 21, 1902  PAGE  3  COL  6

 MARRIAGES -  MALTMAN - VANDENBERGH -   At Victor, March 19, 1902, James W. Maltman and Miss Hattie VanDenbergh, both of Victor.

                              VICTOR -   Double Wedding of Sisters

The home of H. Jenner VanDenbergh was the scene of a pleasant event on Wednesday afternoon, it being the occasion of the marriages of their daughters, Misses Grace VanDenbergh to William F. Donovan, and Miss Harriett VanDenbergh to James W. Maltman, all of this town.

The ceremonies were performed at 5 30 o'clock by Rev. Loren Stiles, of the Methodist Church. The wedding was a small one, only the immediate relatives and a few intimate friends being present. After congratulations and the wedding supper the couples left for brief wedding journeys.  

             Hattie was born Victor, New York November 04, 1879.  Hattie was the daughter of Henry Jenner VanDenbergh and Rosanna Amelia Fenton.  Hattie died February 12, 1955 Victor, New York, at 75 years of age.   

                               ROCHESTER  DEMOCRAT  and CHRONICLE

                       MALTMAN -     Hattie V. , Victor, NY, February 12, 1955.  

She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Huling, one son, Donald of Victor, six sisters, Mrs. Phoebe VanZyle, Florida, Mrs. I. B. Estes, Mrs. Archie Cuykendall, Victor, Mrs. Eugene Erickson, Rochester, Mrs. Louis Kesel, Victor, Mrs. Earl VanDenbergh, Rochester, one aunt, Mrs. Nellie Prosser, Victor, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was a member of the OES, Gardner Class and WCTU. Interment at Boughton Hill Cemetery.

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