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 Edward1 Morrissey  was born 1831.  Edward died October 15, 1888 Geneva, New York, at 57 years of age. 

                                                     Ontario County Times

  DIED -    MORRISSEY                 In Geneva, October 15, 1888, Edward Morrissey, aged 57 years.

Edward was born Geneva, New York July 27, 1869.  Edward was the son of Patrick J. Hamilton and Margaret Hassan.  Edward died August 13, 1903 Littleville, New York, at 34 years of age.  Death record number 559 at Hopewell clerk office.                       

                       Ontario County Times Wednesday August 19, 1903 Page  3  Col          

EDWARD  P.  HAMILTON  -  Son of Patrick Hamilton of Littleville died at the home of his parents in that village on Thursday aged 34 years.

The deceased when a mere lad, entered the printing office of the Shortsville Enterprise where he learned typesetting and other useful points in the training of the practical printer, and at 18 entered the office of the New York World where he soon became an expert machine operator. 

He was for 16 years in the World office, until his health failed. He was a dutiful son, and highly respected. He leaves a wife and one child, one brother, John P. Hamilton of Auburn, two sisters, Mrs. James Quinn of Willard and Mrs. William Hanley of this village.                      

                           A second lengthy obituary appears in the book with newspaper accounts.                       

                                SHORTSVILLE  ENTERPRISE August 21, 1903  PAGE  3  COL                        

                                                            IN  MEMORIUM

We made brief note of the death of Edward P. Hamilton which occurred last week Thursday night, and news of which sad event came to us just as we were about to put the Enterprise edition to press.

It was in April 1884 that the writer became the owner of the Enterprise. At that time there was employed in the office a rosey cheeked boy, about fourteen years of age, a most loveable little fellow, the soul of honor, that he was Eddie Hamilton, the same young man whom we are feebly attempting to pay our last tribute of respect. He was ever at his post of duty, was trustworthy to a degree that won the love and admiration for him that has grown with the years.

We cannot refrain from speaking of his Christian character. Not once during his four years service did we hear an oath or a wicked expression from his lips, but daily we did hear religious quotations that came from his big heart, and his large expressive brown eyes told of the enjoyment derived in the use of scriptural phrases.

It was during those early years that he was Altar boy for the late Rev. Father Lee, the loving and beloved priest of the Shortsville and Clifton Springs parishes. He acted in such capacity during his residence here. That he loved his rector with a love that lasted through his 34 years of life is manifested by his last wish that his remains find a resting place by the side of Father Lee, in the Catholic cemetery between this village and Clifton Springs, which wish was fulfilled by his loving wife and parents.

We know full well that these same noble traits of Christian character followed Edward through life and we honestly believe that it has won for him a crown in the heavenly mansion. Long shall we cherish the memory of our loving faithful, and honorable apprentice of almost twenty years ago.

                           His body was interred 1903 Clifton Springs, New York, St. Agnes Cemetery.  

Helen Frances Morrissey was born Troy, New York August 30, 1880.  Helen died May 04, 1957 Canandaigua, New York, at 76 years of age.[i]  [i]. Canandaigua City Clerk office record number 79 on page 74 of the book. 

             MRS. HELEN S. MCCARTHY            CANANDAIGUA   May 4

Mrs. Helen S. McCarthy, 76, died this afternoon May 4, 1957, in the home of her son, Edward C. McCarthy, 362 North Main Street, after a long illness. Mrs. McCarthy was born in Troy, NY, August 30, 1880, a daughter of Edward and Anne Timmons Morrissey.

She had been a resident of Canandaigua for 50 years.  She is survived by her son, Edward, and two granddaughters, Carol A. and Ellen R. McCarthy.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday in the Kennedy Funeral Chapel, and in St. Mary's Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.                       

                                                               Mrs Florence McCarthy

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Helen F. McCarthy, 76, this morning, from Kennedy Funeral Chapel followed by requiem Mass at St. Mary's Church with the Rev. Alphonsus P. Crimmons, pastor, officiating. 

Mrs. McCarthy died at the home of her son, Edward C. McCarthy, 362 North Main Street following a brief illness. Bearers were, Frank Holbrook, Kenneth Fletcher, Frank Monaghan, Vernon Brahm, Milton Hanley, and Albert Hanley, all of Canandaigua.  Interment was in Calvary Cemetery, where the Rev. John V. Rosse, assistant pastor of St. Mary's Church officiated. Her body was interred 1957 Canandaigua, New York, Calvary Cemetery.                         

                       The Ontario County Times, Wednesday, November 28, 1906 stated that the date was November 22, 1906.                       

                                  ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Fri. November 23, 1906 Page 3 Col 6

MARRIAGES   McCarthy -  MORRISSEY  At Canandaigua November 22, 1906, Florence McCarthy and Miss Nellie Morrissey, both of Canandaigua.

Florence McCarthy and Miss Nellie Morrissey were married at St. Mary's church yesterday morning at 7 o'clock, Rev. James T. Dougherty officiating, Cornelius Curtin and Miss Lilly Long were the attendants.

Florence was born Canandaigua, New York January 15, 1878.  Florence was the son of Daniel McCarthy and Mary Quinn .  Florence died September 15, 1913 Canandaigua, New York, at 35 years of age.    

                             ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday September 19, 1913  PAGE  5 COL                        

                           At Canandaigua September 15, 1913, Florence McCarthy, aged 35 years.                      

                                          SAME  PAPER   PAGE  2  COL  2

MCCARTHY -  The death of Florence McCarthy aged 35 years, occurred at Canandaigua Hospital on Monday morning. Death was due to a concussion of the brain caused from a fall on September 6. He had been confined to the hospital since Friday.  

Deceased resided on Tillotson Street, and was employed as a car cleaner by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company.

He leaves his wife, one son, Edward, and a sister, Mrs. Charles Chisholm of Baltimore, MD. The funeral services were held on Wednesday morning at St. Mary's church and the K of C attended in body. Interment made in Calvary Cemetery. The Erina Hose and Woodmen of the World attended in body. 

                           His body was interred 1913 Canandaigua, New York, Calvary Cemetery. 

                      At 29 years of age Florence became the father of Edward Custer McCarthy Canandaigua, New York, August 22, 1907.[ii]  [ii]. Record found at Canandaigua, City Clerk Office.  

                                    ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Wed. August 28, 1907

BORN   -    MCCARTHY   At Canandaigua, Aug. 22, 1907, to Mr. and Mrs. Florence McCarthy, Tillotson St. a son.                   

                                   ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL November 21, 1947                       

                                         TWENTY YEARS AGO -    November 23, 1927

Students on the Canandaigua Academy scholarship honor roll for the first quarter were, Hilda Bradley, Helen Morrisey, John McCarthy, Joseph Cribb, Hilda McCarthy, Everett Pierce.  These were just a few of the names I copied from this article.



Frederick1 Moss was born Germany.  He married Doris Theege.  Doris was born Germany.  Doris became the mother of Emma Moss in Hamburg, Germany, November 27, 1864. 

Frederick Moss and Doris Theege had the following child:

Emma2 Moss  was born in Hamburg, Germany November 27, 1864.  Emma died January 28, 1944 Canandaigua, New York, at 79 years of age.[iii]  [iii]. Canandaigua City clerk office record number 18 on Page 59, stated that she was widowed, husband was Fred VanGelder, and that burial would be in Silverbrook Cemetery in Wilmington, Deleware. The informant was Mary E. Cole of Chapin, New York.  

                                                ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  

                                                    OBITUARY  -  VANGELDER  

Mrs. Emma Moss VanGelder, 79, Wilmington, Del., died Friday, January 28, 1944, in the Canandaigua Health Home, where she had been a patient for two months.   Born in Germany, she came to this country with her parents when a child and spent her childhood in Canandaigua.

She leaves only nieces and a nephew in Ohio. Following a brief prayer service at the Ahrens and Breen funeral home, Friday evening, conducted by the Rev. Stephen S. Pratt, the remains were taken to Wilmington Del., for funeral services and burial in Silverbrook Cemetery, that city. 

                           She married Fred J. VanGelder May 27, 1887.   Fred was born May 29, 1863.  Fred was the son of Alfred Morris VanGelder and Mary Jane Dean .  Fred died December 30, 1916 Willmington, Delaware, at 53 years of age.  

                                         ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Fri. January 5, 1917  PAGE  1  COL 2        

VANGELDER -   J. Fred VanGelder passed away suddenly at his home in Wilmington, Deleware on Sunday of appendicitis. He leaves his wife who was Miss Emma Moss of Canandaigua, two sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Charles Hathaway, B. Emerson VanGelder, and Edgar VanGelder, of Wilmington, and Mrs. Charles Gifford, and G. B. VanGelder of Canandaigua.  


Dewitt1 Mowry  was born January 11, 1913.  SSDI. Dewitt died December 1981 Bloomfield, New York, at 68 years of age. 

          He married Ruth Sheeler Buckelew East Bloomfield, New York, September 22, 1934. 


At the Congregational Church yesterday at high noon took place the marriage of Miss Ruth Buckelew, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur G. Buckelew, and DeWitt Mowry, of the Ionia Road. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Roy F. Gamble, pastor.

The bride who was attended by her cousin, Miss Mae Sheeler, of Mendon, wore a suit of cloister brown crepe with matching accessories. Her bouquet was of souvenir roses, delphinium and asparagus fern, tied with yellow tulle. Miss Sheeler wore autumn brown crepe with white satin accessories. 

Harry Kennedy of West Bloomfield was best man, and ushers were Frank Ashley of Honeoye, and Arthur Sheeler of Mendon. Miss Nellie Adams, organist, played the wedding march and Miss Edith Buckelew sister of the bride, and Miss Margurite Mowry, sister of the groom, sang I Love You Truly.

Mr. and Mrs. Mowry left immediately on a motor trip to Philadelphia and Bayonne, NJ. After September 29 they will be at home at the home of the bride's parents.

Prenuptial events included a family dinner by Mrs. George Gifford, the bride's sister, a progressive dinner by the Misses Olive Buell, Jane Gilmore, and Virginia Phillips,  variety showers by Mrs. Leonard Richmond, and Miss Olive Thompson, Mrs. John Powers, of West Bloomfield, and the Methodist Church choir, at the home of Mrs. F. H. Hamlin, and by Mrs. Albert Conklin.  

              Ruth Sheeler Buckelew  was born Bristol, New York February 23, 1913.  Ruth was the daughter of Arthur Garfield Buckelew and Augusta Sheeler.  Ruth died August 18, 1996 East Bloomfield, New York, at 83 years of age.  

 RUTH  B.  MOWRY BLOOMFIELD -      Ruth B. Mowry of Bloomfield, died yesterday August 18, 1996 at her home. She was 83. 

Mrs. Mowry was born in Bristol on February 23, 1913, the daughter of Arthur G. Buckelew and Augusta Sheeler. She was retired from the Bloomfield Central School District, where she worked as part of the cafeteria staff.

Surviving are one daughter and son in law, Deweta and Richard Collins of Bloomfield, one grandson, Kevin Collins of Bloomfield, one sister, Mary Elizabeth Wynand of Canandaigua, one brother in law, Ralph J. and Martha Harris of Penn Yan, in-laws, Elwin and Marguerite Gillette of Bloomfield, cousins and many friends. She was predeceased by her husband, DeWitt Mowry in 1981.  

                                              Interment in the East Bloomfield Cemetery.  

          At 23 years of age Ruth became the mother of Deweta Fay Mowry Canandaigua, New York, April 20, 1936.   

                               ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday April 24, 1936  

 THE  BIRTH  RECORD -   MOWRY       At Memorial Hospital, April 21, 1936, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Mowry of Holcomb.

 Dewitt Mowry and Ruth Sheeler Buckelew had the following child:

 Deweta Fay2 Mowry  was born Canandaigua, New York April 20, 1936.   

                               ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday April 24, 1936

THE  BIRTH  RECORD -   MOWRY   -   At Memorial Hospital, April 21, 1936, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Mowry of Holcomb.  


Patrick2 Mulheron was born Ireland July 7, 1828.  Mary Kerr in Pitsford gave me the birth date posted although I had abt. 1833. His date is shown on the grave marker as 1832. Patrick died January 21, 1913 Victor, New York, at 84 years of age.  Patrick's death record number 808 at Victor Town Hall listed his age as 84 years, 5 months, 14 days, born Ireland. Parents listed as Patrick and Ellen Haley Mulheron. Death informant was Jim Mulheron.

                                      VICTOR HERALD   January  24, 1913  

                                      OBITUARY    Patrick Mulheron

Patrick Mulheron, an aged resident of this town, died at 10 o'clock on Tuesday morning, January 21st, at the home of his son, Martin Mulheron, South of this village, where he had been in failing health for some time, suffering from a general breaking down coupled with a disease of the heart. For the past few weeks his condition had been considered serious.

Mr. Mulheron was eighty three years of age, and was born in Ireland. He had resided here for over a half century, and had been engaged in farming. The farm home is located two and one half miles southwest of the village, only a short distance from the home of the son. The wife died about ten years ago.

Six children survive, Mrs. Thomas Ryan, of West Bloomfield, Mrs. William Ryan, of Shortsville, Mrs. David Keefe, who resided with the father at the homestead, James and Frank Mulheron, of Rochester, and Martin, of this village. The body was taken to the home, and the funeral was held this morning at the house, followed by services at St. Patrick's church. Burial was made in the cemetery on High Street.  

                    He married Catherine Holehan 1857. Catherine was born Ireland September 1833.  Her birth year shown on the grave marker is 1834.  Catherine died October 05, 1905 Victor, New York, at 72 years of age.   

                         ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL October 13, 1905  PAGE  3  COL 6

 DIED  -    MULHERON -   At Victor Oct. 5, 1905, Mrs. Patrick Mulheron, aged 67 years.  

                        ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Wed. February 12, 1913  PAGE  6 COL 2        

                                                          SURROGATE   COURT  

James Mulheron of Rochester is appointed administrator of the estate of his father, the late Patrick Mulheron of Victor. The value is given as 15K and the heirs are three sons and three daughters.  


Patrick Mulheron and Catherine Holehan had the following children:

John Mulheron was born Ontario County, New York July 07, 1859.  John died August 24, 1899 Ontario, at 40 years of age.  

                                                          THE  VICTOR  HERALD   August 25, 1899                       

John Mulheron of Ontario, who has been very ill for some time, was much worse on Wednesday of this week, and his brother, James, left Wednesday night to be with him. News was received here, Thursday afternoon, of the death of Mr. Mulheron, that morning.


Mary E. Mulheron was born Mendon, New York January 02, 1862.  Mary died November 02, 1940 Victor, New York, at 78 years of age.    

                                     VICTOR  HERALD  November 8, 1940  PAGE  5  COL  4

RYAN -  Mrs. Mary Mulheron Ryan entered into rest at her home Southwest of Victor, about 10 Saturday morning, November 2, 1940 after a short illness. She was born in Mendon, January 2, 1862.

She is survived by four sons, William, Frank, and Leo of Victor, and Howard Ryan of Rochester, two daughters, Mrs. John Mahoney of Victor, and Mrs. Leo Crowley of Macedon, a sister, Mrs. Katherine Keefe of Victor, two brothers, Frank Mulheron of Rochester, and James Mulheron of Victor, and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services took place Tuesday morning from the home and St. Patrick's church, and interment at St. Patrick's cemetery. Her body was interred 1940 Victor, New York, St. Patrick's Cemetery.   

                   She married Thomas F. Ryan Victor, New York, June 10, 1886. Thomas was born in Little Falls, Herkimer, New York June 09, 1854.  Thomas was the son of Patrick Ryan and Margaret McGreal.  Thomas died January 23, 1929 Victor, New York, at 74 years of age.  

                                        VICTOR  HERALD   January 25, 1929

RYAN -     Thomas Ryan, 74 years old, died at his home here, Wednesday. He is survived by his wife, Mary Mulheron, by six children, William, Frank, Leo, Howard, Mrs. Isabelle Mahoney and Helen Ryan, all of Victor, by two grandchildren, Eileen Mahoney and Bernard Ryan, and a sister, Mrs. Henry Meagher of East Bloomfield.  

 Funeral services were held this Friday morning, at St. Patrick's church. Burial was made in St. Patrick's cemetery. 

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