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MURPHY  - NELLIS

Mary Jean2 Murphy was born in Galway, Ireland August 17, 1895.  Mary died 1978 at 82 years of age.  Her body was interred 1978 Canandaigua, New York, Calvary Cemetery.

She married Francis George Redfern Canandaigua, New York, June 29, 1916.[i]  [i]. Canandaigua City clerk office record number 220.  

                                   ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday June 30, 1916

                         MARRIED    REDFERN MURPHY 

At Canandaigua June 29, 1916, Francis George Redfern of Buffalo and Miss Mary Jean Murphy of Canandaigua. Witnessed by Mary J. O'Brien and James Redfern.

Francis was born in Cullion, Londonderry, Ireland October 25, 1886.  Francis was the son of George Redfern and Anne Hamilton.  Francis died April 23, 1945 Canandaigua, New York, at 58 years of age.[ii]  [ii]. Canandaigua City clerk office record number 68 on Page 194. Ward 3, 226 Pleasant Street. Record states he was divorced from Mary Murphy whose age was 50 years. The name of the informant was Catherine Finagan, Stanley Road. The date of the burial was April 25, 1945. License number 4582.   

Mary Jean2 Murphy  was born in Galway, Ireland August 17, 1895.  Mary died 1978 at 82 years of age.  Her body was interred 1978 Canandaigua, New York, Calvary Cemetery. 

        She married Francis George Redfern Canandaigua, New York, June 29, 1916.[i]  [i]. Canandaigua City clerk office record number 220.

                                    ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday June 30, 1916

 MARRIED      REDFERN -  MURPHY       At Canandaigua June 29, 1916, Francis George Redfern of Buffalo and Miss Mary Jean Murphy of Canandaigua. Witnessed by Mary J. O'Brien and James Redfern.                       

               Francis was born in Cullion, Londonderry, Ireland October 25, 1886.  Francis was the son of George Redfern and Anne Hamilton.  Francis died April 23, 1945 Canandaigua, New York, at 58 years of age.[ii]  [ii]. Canandaigua City clerk office record number 68 on Page 194. Ward 3, 226 Pleasant Street. Record states he was divorced from Mary Murphy whose age was 50 years.The name of the informant was Catherine Finagan, Stanley Road.The date of the burial was April 25, 1945. License number 4582.

                               ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday April 27, 1945

                           OBITUARY  REDFERN

Funeral services for Francis G. Redfern, 60, who died suddenly, Monday evening, April 23, 1945, in the home of his sister, Mrs. Daniel Driscoll, Pleasant Street, were held from St. Mary's Church, Wednesday morning. Interment was made in Calvary Cemetery. 

A native of Ireland, Mr. Redfern had been a resident of Canandaigua many years.  He had been employed for some years as a painter for the New York Central Railroad Company. 

Survivors are two daughters and a son, Mrs. Emmett Finagan, Jr., Stanley, RD, Miss Margaret M. and George Redfern, this city, two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Driscoll, Mrs. Sarah Southworth, Rochester, Felix and Charles Patrick Moran, Ireland, one grandson, James Redfern, Cranesville, Penn., and several nephews and nieces.

            At 30 years of age Francis became the father of Catherine Elizabeth Redfern Rochester, New York, January 28, 1917.  At 31 years of age Francis became the father of George Francis Redfern Canandaigua, New York, May 06, 1918.  He petitioned the court to become a citizen February 03, 1919.  At 38 years of age Francis became the father of Margaret M. Redfern Canandaigua, New York, April 28, 1925.    

                                      ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday  April 29, 1925

 BIRTHS            REDFERN      At Memorial Hospital April 28, 1925, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Redfern of Pleasant Street, a daughter.    

                   

                     ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday May 2, 1947 PAGE  4

 MARRIAGE  RECORD     Southworth- Redfern    At Erie, PA, April 29, 1947, John Southworth and Mrs. Mary Redfern, both of Canandaigua.  

                                     ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  June 7, 1912

MARRIED      SOUTHWORTH  REDFERN -    At Canandaigua June 5, 1912, John Southworth and Miss Sarah Redfern, both of Canandaigua.                                      

                   John died April 22, 1960 Canandaigua, New York, at 72 years of age.    

                                               CANANDAIGUA  DAILY  MESSENGER April 25, 1960

John F. Southworth, 73, a retired employee of the Rochester Gas and Electric company, died of a heart attack Sunday at his home, 235 Center Street.  He was born in Manchester, December 8, 1887, the son of the late Charles and Emma Cross Southworth. 

He had been a Canandaigua resident for many years.  He was a member of the Methodist Church, the Canandaigua Moose Lodge, and a 38 year member of the Rochester Gas and Electric Pioneer Club.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Redfern Southworth, three sons, Major Charles G. Southworth, retired, of Long Branch, NJ., Francis W. Southworth, Hempstead, LI., and Frederick J. Southworth, Rochester, two step daughters, Mrs. Emmett Finegan, Canandaigua Road, and Mrs. William Rayburn, Coatesville, Penn., a step son, George F. Redfern, Costa Mesa, Calif., 12 grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Mary L. French, Canandaigua.  Friends may call at the family home until noon Wednesday.  Interment will be made in Calvary Cemetery.  

                     At 29 years of age Mary became the mother of Margaret M. Redfern Canandaigua, New York, April 28, 1925.   

                                           ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday  April 29, 1925

BIRTHS   -      REDFERN    At Memorial Hospital April 28, 1925, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Redfern of Pleasant Street, a daughter. She came to the USA in 1912.    

                                     CANANDAIGUA  DAILY  MESSENGER January 25, 1957                   

                               A picture and story about Mary appeared in this newspaper.                   

                   Mrs. John F. Southworth Royal Neighbor Oracle Mrs. John Southworth Came Here From Ireland in 1912

Canandaigua has definitely changed since I first arrived here from Ireland. Mrs. John F. Southworth, 235 Center Street in an interview earlier in the week, told us she came to Canandaigua August 17, 1912 from Galway, Ireland. She was just 21 years old.

Born in Ireland, Miss Mary Murphy had relatives in this country including a sister.  Sister Mary Eunice, in Blessed Sacrament in Rochester.  When I came here Mrs. Southworth continued, there were approximately 20 other Irish girls all working in Canandaigua. We had loads of fun, working for but a few dollars a week, I really believe we had more to do and more fun than the girls have now.

On our days off we would take a boat ride up the lake. Vacations? Dr. John Jewett had a cottage which he loaned us and James Potter of West Gibson Street, transported us in his horse and buggy. When we had free time of an evening, a big treat was to walk downtown for a dish of ice cream. For ultra excitement we took a trolley ride to Rochester!

But, Mrs. Southworth continued, we seemed to have more genuine fun than the young folks do today. We had dances in the large barns out in the country with wonderful sleigh rides during the winter months. Even the weather seemed different. In those days winter was winter and there was no mistaking it and summer, well, summer was what you expect summer to be. Nowadays we get a combination of all seasons rolled into each season.

                  Mary Murphy became the bride of Francis Redfern in 1915 in a ceremony performed in St. Mary's Church by the Rev. James T. Dougherty. Mr. Redfern died in 1945.

The former Miss Murphy married again in 1947 when she became Mrs. John F. Southworth. Her husband is retired but extremely active.  During the cold weather he often helps Mrs. Southworth with her housework, for they have a rather large place. The work gets done so much easier and more quickly when both of us do it, my house is clean and I have time for the many community activities taking place in Canandaigua. In the warmer weather Mr. Southworth gets out and helps others with their gardens, lawns and trimming hedges. 

Always active in the affairs of Canandaigua, Mrs. Southworth has been a Red Cross worker, helped with the Community Chest and catered many times for large public functions. She is oracle of the Royal Neighbors of America, junior regent of the Women of the Moose, junior vice president of the Women's Relief Corps, GAR, and an active member of the WRC, sewing unit which works for the Friendly Red Door of the American Cancer Society. She is press correspondent of the Royal Neighbors and also of the WRC. She is a member of St. Mary's Church.

In 1955, Mrs. Southworth returned to her native country for the first time in 43 years when she visited her twin brother in Limerick City, Ireland.  While abroad she attended the wedding of her niece at High Gate Church in London, and visited all the principal parts of the big city.  For the average tourist, Ireland seems as modern and busy as America. But Mrs. Southworth feels that to get the true feeling of the country one should visit the small towns and visit with the Irish country people.  She feels there isn't any place like the United States for a man or a woman to get ahead.

Shortly after her return to her home here, she sponsored her nephew and his family to make their home in the states. Now she expects that his sister will arrive here in March when she too will decide to live in this area permanently. Of course, Mrs. Southworth's greatest hope is that her twin brother, a retired railroad man, will make a visit here, staying for several months.

Mrs. Southworth has three children, Mrs. Emmett Finagan Jr., of Lafayette Highway, Mrs. William B. Rayburn, Grandview Park, and George Redfern, South Main Street. She also is the proud grandmother of seven grandchildren. 

Byron Nathan Sr.5 Nellis  was born in Saint Johnsville, Montgomery Co., New York January 13, 1867.  Byron died October 20, 1939 Lyons, New York, at 72 years of age.

                              ROCHESTER  DEMOCRAT  and CHRONICLE  October 22, 1939  

                                                            BYRON  NELLIS

Lyons -   Byron Nellis, 72, for 47 years an engineer with the New York Central Railroad until his retirement four years ago, died in Lyons Hospital Friday night after a brief illness.  Born in St. Johnsville, Mr. Nellis also worked for the railroad in Geneva and DeWitt. 

He leaves his widow, Louise Nellis, three daughters, Mrs. Bernard Gendreau, Rochester, Mrs. Richard Kleinhenz, Canandaigua, and Mrs. Robert Rockwell, Winter Haven, Fla., four sons, Byron, Raymond, and Deo Nellis, Lyons, and Harold Nellis, Newark, three brothers, Bruce, St. Johnsville, Charles, Little Falls, and Ernest Nellis, Philadelphia, and three sisters, Mrs. William Montgomery, Orville, Mrs. Daniel Ruller, Buffalo, and Mrs. Elmer Walwrath, Syracuse. The Rev. Norman W.  Ross, First Lutheran Church will conduct services in 19 Jackson St, with burial here. His body was interred 1939 Lyons, New York, Lyons Rural Cemetery.   

                          He married Louise M. Baker Louise was born New York City, New York July 12, 1872.  Louise was the daughter of Jacob Baker.  Louise died May 27, 1942 Lyons, New York, at 69 years of age.    

                  ROCHESTER  DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE  May 29, 1942  PAGE 14  

                                             MRS.  BYRON  NELLIS  

 Lyons -   Mrs. Louise Nellis, 69, widow of Byron Nellis, died Wednesday night, May 27, 1942, after a long illness. She was born in New York City, the daughter of Jacob Baker, July 12, 1872, and came to Lyons to live when a girl.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Augusta Rockwell of Indiana, Mrs. Richard Kleinhenz of Lyons, and Mrs. B. Grendeau of Rochester, four sons, Byron, a patient in a veterans hospital, Raymond and Deo Nellis of Lyons, and Harold Nellis of Newark, two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Baker of Lyons, and Mrs. Katherine Brock of Newark, also 14 grandchildren. 

The funeral will be held today in the home of the daughter, Mrs. Kleinhenz, 50 Montezuma Street, with the Rev. Norman W. Ross of the Broad St. Lutheran Church officiating. 

                   

Byron Nathan Jr.6 Nellis  was born Geneva, New York January 17, 1894.  Byron died January 31, 1951 Buffalo, New York, at 57 years of age.  

                  ROCHESTER  DEMOCRAT  and CHRONICLE  February 2, 1951 PAGE  26  

                                                       BYRON  NELLIS

 Lyons -  Byron Nellis, 57, long a resident of Lyons prior to 12 years ago when he went to Buffalo, died in the Veteran's Hospital in that city Wednesday, January 31, 1951. He had been in failing health for some time.  The funeral and burial will be in Buffalo today. 

Mr. Nellis was born in Geneva, January 17, 1894, a son of Byron and Louise Baker Nellis.  The father, a New York Central Railroad engineer, brought the family to Lyons shortly afterward. Returning from Europe after World War I, where he served with the 311th Infantry, Co. G., Nellis was employed here as a mechanic until he took a Buffalo job in 1938.

Surviving are his wife, Lillian Greenagle Nellis, of Lyons, one son, Byron Nellis Jr., of Lyons, three sisters, Mrs. Marie Kleinhentz, of Lyons, Mrs. Augusta Rockwell, living in the West, and Mrs. Mildred Grendeau of Rochester, three brothers, Raymond, Deo, of Lyons, and James Nellis of Newark, also nieces and nephews.

His body was interred February 06, 1951 Bath, New York, Bath National Cemetery.  Section  J, Row 39, Grave 22, Mech 311  I. Nellis, Byron N, b. 01/17/1894, d. 01/31/1951, Reconstruction Aide, MECH 311 INF 78 DIV, Plot: J 39 22, bur. 02/06/1951  

 

Raymond Milton6 Nellis was born Geneva, New York August 22, 1896.  Raymond died June 30, 1966 Lyons, New York, at 69 years of age.

       ROCHESTER  DEMOCRAT  and CHRONICLE  July 2, 1966

           DEATHS  REPORTED     RAYMOND M. NELLIS

 Lyons Raymond M. Nellis of 52, Shuler St., Lyons, died Thursday June 30, 1966, in Barber Hospital, Lyons.  He was 69.   He was born Aug. 20, 1896, in Geneva, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Byron Nellis, but had lived in Lyons 53 years.   Mr. Nellis retired in 1961 as a clerk on the New York Central Railroad.  He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, the Brotherhood of Railroad Clerks, and an honorary member of the VFW of Lyons.

Surviving are three sons, Robert of Palmyra, William of Brandon, Fla., Charles of Lyons, one daughter, Mrs. Robert Marr of Lyons, nine grandchildren, two brothers, Deo Nellis of Lyons, Harold Nellis of Phelps, three sisters, Mrs. Richard Kleinhenz of Lyons, Mrs. Augusta Rockwell of Indiana, and Mrs. Bernard Gendreau of Rochester.  A service will be held in the Boeheim Funeral Home, Lyons, today, where friends may call. Rev. Robert T. Kroth, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church will officiate.

Burial will be in the Lyons Rural Cemetery. His body was interred 1966 Lyons, New York, Lyons Rural Cemetery. 

                       He married Emma Marie Schutt 1916.  Emma was born Alloway, New York October 26, 1898.  Emma was the daughter of Louis Schutt and Mary Holtz.  Emma died September 30, 1962 Lyons, New York, at 63 years of age.   

                             ROCHESTER  DEMOCRAT  and CHRONICLE  October 1, 1962  

                                                    MRS.  RAYMOND  NELLIS

Lyons -   Mrs. Emma M. Nellis, 63, of 47 Geneva St., Lyons, died yesterday, Sept. 30, 1962, in the Edward J. Barber Hospital here after a brief illness.  Born in Alloway October 26, 1898, daughter of Louis and Mary Holtz Schutt, she always lived here.

Mrs. Nellis was  a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and the Auxiliary of Lyons Memorial Post Veterans of Foreign Wars.  She was a Gold Star Mother.  Surviving are her husband, Raymond M. Nellis, one daughter, Mrs. Robert Marr of Lyons, three sons, Robert H. of Palmyra, William R. of Spencerport, and Charles R. Nellis of Lyons, nine grandchildren.

The service will be held Wednesday with Rev. Edgar Trexler Jr. of St. John's Lutheran Church officiating.  Burial will be in Lyons Rural Cemetery.

 

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