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Gertrude L. Phetteplace was born in Brighton, New York March 06, 1878.  Gertrude died April 20, 1962 Canandaigua, New York, at 84 years of age.

                  CANANDAIGUA  DAILY  MESSENGER April 20, 1962                       

                              MRS.  WILIAM TRACEY

Mrs. Gertrude L. Tracey, 84, of 40 Gibson Street, died today in Thompson Hospital, where she had been a patient for 10 days.  She was born in Brighton, March 6, 1878, the daughter of the late Edward and Mary Elizabeth Beal Phetteplace.

She was the widow of William Tracey, Canandaigua postmaster, who died in 1932. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, the Women's Auxiliary and St. Catherine's Chapter of the church, and the Timely Topics Club.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Walter T. Flynn of Canandaigua, three grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Harold G. Bacon, Canandaigua, Mrs. John M. Bacon, Camden, NJ, and Mrs. Edwin B. Durfee of Rochester, a brother Frederick R. Phetteplace, Daytona, Fla., two nieces and one nephew. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.

                                She married William E. Jr. Tracey Macedon, New York, October 10, 1906.  

                                                ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Oct 12, 1906

MARRIED -    At Macedon, Oct. 12, 1906, William Tracey Jr. of Canandaigua, and Miss Gertrude Phetteplace, of Macedon.

                                                           SAME  PAPER                     

                                                                         Tracey - Phetteplace

William Tracey, Jr. and Miss Gertrude L. Phetteplace were married at the home of the bride's father, Edward Phetteplace, at Macedon, on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Tracey are now in New York City.

The groom is a member of the grocery firm of Tracey and Parmele, and his bride has been employed as stenographer in the Lisk office. They will reside at 79 West Gibson Street.

                              William was born Canandaigua, New York November 25, 1876.  William was the son of William E. Sr. Tracey and Ursula Dukelow.  William died August 11, 1932 Canandaigua, New York, at 55 years of age.   

                                              ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Front Page  August 12, 1932                   

                                 SUDDEN   DEATH  OF  WILLIAM   E. TRACEY IS SHOCK TO FRIENDS

Was supposed to be making good recovery from operation, appointed Postmaster in 1930 after long business career. The death of William E. Tracey, postmaster of Canandaigua and long a figure in the business life of the city, occurred at the Memorial hospital shortly before 2 PM Thursday, and came as a decided shock to his associates and many friends. Mr. Tracey underwent an operation for appendicitis Saturday, and was apparently making a good recovery when a cerebral embolism ended his life.

Mr. Tracey was born in Canandaigua 55 years ago, the son of William and Ursula Tracey. He received his education in the public schools and the old Canandaigua Academy and began his business career as bookkeeper in the W. W. Wilcox store. He later formed a partnership with Albert B. Parmele in the grocery business and then opened a store of his own which he continued until June 1931. Upon the death of Postmaster Edwin P. Gardner he was named as acting postmaster and in January, 1930, received the appointment as postmaster.

He was a member of the Merrill Hose Company and was vice president of the Canandaigua Rotary Club, having been acting president for several weeks because of the illness of the president William F. Lewis. He presided at the meeting of the club, last Thursday noon.

Besides his wife, Mr. Tracey is survived by one daughter, Miss Ursula Tracey, four sisters, Misses Katherine and Isaphine Tracey, and Mrs. Helen VanDenbergh of Rochester, and Mrs. Mary Brown of Hopewell, and a brother James Tracey of Buffalo. 

Florence A. Phetteplace was born in Brighton, New York 1888.  She married Harold Gallup Bacon Canandaigua, New York, February 27, 1924.[i]  [i]. Canandaigua City clerk office record number 769. 

                                                ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Wed February 27, 1924                     

                                                               PHETTEPLACE  - BACON

The marriage of Miss Florence A. Phetteplace, Park Street, and Harold Gallup Bacon, of the Chapin Road, took place at St. John's church this morning at 9 AM.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Herbert L Gaylord in the presence of the immediate families.

The bride who was attended by her sister, Mrs. William Tracey, was given in marriage by her brother-in-law, Mr. Tracey. The groom was attended by his brother, Orin S Bacon Jr. After a wedding trip to New York Mr. and Mrs. Bacon will reside on the groom's farm on the Chapin Road. 

Maude2 Phillips was born February 18, 1878.  Maude died January 06, 1974 in Huron, New York, at 95 years of age.   

                                DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE Tues. January 8, 1974  PAGE  5B  

Mrs. Maude Phillips Freer of Lake Bluff Road, town of Huron, died Sunday, January 6, 1974, at Myers Community Hospital, age 95. She leaves six daughters, Mrs. Agatha Bills of W. Walworth, Mrs. Mable Wickens of Warsaw, Mrs. George Florence Lawrence of Palmyra, Mrs. Robert Frances McDowell of Wolcott, Miss Eva Freer of Wolcott, Mrs. Helen McDowell of N. Tonawanda, three sons, Floyd, Russell and Harley, all of Wolcott, besides her children she leaves 24 grandchildren and 55 great grandchildren, and six gr gr grandchildren. Call at Farnsworth Funeral Home North Rose. Burial at Pultneyville Cemetery. Contributions to Huron Presbyterian Church or North Rose Ambulance.

                           She married Frank George Freer. Frank was born August 18, 1874.  Frank was the son of John David Freer and Agatha M. Briggs.  Frank died June 12, 1934 Newark, New York, at 59 years of age.

                                   DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE Wed. June 13, 1934  PAGE  20

Suddenly in Newark Hospital Tuesday morning June 12, 1934, Frank G. Freer, age 59 years. He leaves surviving his wife, Maude Phillips Freer, four sons, seven daughters, seven grand children, his mother, and one brother. Funeral services from the home on Palmyra Marion Road, Thursday June 14. Interment in Lakeview  Cemetery, Williamson.  

Charles H Phipps  was born 1860.  Charles died September 11, 1898 Shortsville, New York, at 38 years of age.   

                ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL September 16, 1898

 DIED  PHIPPS   At Shortsville, September 11, 1898, Charles Phipps, age 38 years.


Sarah J. Phipps was born Shortsville, New York July 29, 1863.  Sarah died December 16, 1906 Canandaigua, New York, at 43 years of age.[ii]   [ii]. Canandaigua City Clerk Office Record number 4032. 

                                         ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL 

  DIED  -    At Canandaigua, Mrs. Sarah J. Phipps wife of James Fogarty, aged 43 years.                       

                       ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL December 21, 1906  PAGE  5 COL  3

Seven children motherless, Mrs. James S. Fogarty died on Sunday following an operation, aged 43 years. Her death has aroused the deepest sympathy for seven children are left motherless.  Mrs. Fogarty was formerly Miss Sarah Phipps. She was a devoted member of St. Mary's church and there she will be sadly missed also.

She leaves besides her husband and children, her mother, Mrs. David Phipps of this village, one brother, David, and four sisters, misses Margaret and Emma Phipps, and Mrs. Harry Cory, Shortsville, and Mrs. Elizabeth Diets of Bloomington, Ill.                       

                                       CANANDAIGUA CHRONICLE

 DIED      -   FOGARTY   In Canandaigua, December 16, Mrs. James S. Fogarty, aged 43 years.

FOGARTY -   Sunday afternoon at the Canandaigua Hospital of Physicians and Surgeons occurred the death of Mrs. James S. Fogarty, aged 43 years.  Mrs. Fogarty had undergone an operation on the previous Wednesday, but her recovery was confidently looked for and her death was a shock to her many friends. Mrs. Fogarty before her marriage was Miss Sarah E. Phipps. 

She was born in Manchester, July 29, 1868, and on June 30, 1886 she was married to James S. Fogarty, of this place, and has always resided here. She was a woman of the Christian character and life , and her beloved husband and children have the sympathy of the entire community in their affliction. 

She is survived by her husband and seven children, two boys, William and Henry,  and five little daughters, Catherine, Marguerite, Mildred, Agnes, and,  Her funeral was held from St. Mary's church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.  

                              She married James Simon Fogarty Shortsville, New York, June 16, 1886.   

                                                   ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday July 2, 1886

 FOGARTY - PHIPPS     In Shortsville, June 15, 1886, by Rev. Father Lee, James Fogarty and Miss Phipps.                   

                   James was born Canandaigua, New York June 02, 1856.  James was the son of James Fogarty and Bridget Hagerty.  He married 2nd  Ina Emeline Briggs Canandaigua, New York, April 10, 1918.  Married by Rev. James T. Dougherty at St. Mary's Church.

                                                             ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Fri. April 12, 1918 

 FOGARTYTIFFANY     The marriage of James Simon Fogarty and Mrs. Ina Emmeline Tiffany, both of Canandaigua, took place at St. Mary's rectory on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. James T. Dougherty performing the ceremony.

  James died November 11, 1927 Canandaigua, New York, at 71 years of age. 

               ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Nov 16, 1927  Page 4

James S. Fogarty died here on Sunday night following a long illness, at the age of 71 years.  Mr. Fogarty was a life long resident of Canandaigua, having been born here on June 2, 1856. He had been active in the affairs of the community having served as a member of the former Canandaigua village light commission and for several years as chief of the Canandaigua fire department.

He joined the old Steamer Company, No. 1, in 1875 and upon its merger with the Erina Hose company became a charter member of that organization. He was for 35 years engineer at the Smith Bros. Mill and held a similar position with the New York Canners for the past ten years.

He is survived by his wife, four daughters, Mrs Louis H. Brown, Mrs. W. G. Lapham, Mrs. Charles Henderson, and Mrs. Edward M. Breen, and a son, W. J. Fogarty, all of Canandaigua, NY. The funeral was held this morning from St. Mary's church, with interment in Calvary Cemetery.

                   His body was interred 1927 Canandaigua, New York, Calvary Cemetery.   

              At 48 years of age James became the father of Dorothy Sarah Fogarty Canandaigua, New York, May 09, 1905.   

                                         ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Fri. May 26, 1905  

                        FOGARTY     -   At Canandaigua, May 9, 1905, to Mr. and Mrs. James S. Fogarty, Beeman Street, a daughter.  

 Jennie M.2 Pickett was born Gorham, New York 1871.  Jennie died April 13, 1913 Willard, New York, at 41 years of age. 

                                                ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Wed. April 23, 1913 PAGE  8  COL 4

The funeral of Mrs. Wm. Bostwick was held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leonard Appleton in the North Eastern part of the town Wednesday PM at 2 o'clock, being conducted by Rev. W. D. Robinson, and interment was made in the village cemetery.

Mrs. Bostwick had been an invalid for many years and her death occurred at Willard Sunday April 13 at the age of 42 years. Survived by her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Leonard Appleton of this town, and Mrs. Ada Hartman of Lima. Her body was interred 1913 East Bloomfield, New York, E. Bloomfield Cemetery. 

       She married William H. Jr. Bostwick Canandaigua, NY, January 16, 1889.[i] [i]. Canandaigua City Clerk office number 443.

William  was born East Bloomfield, New York 1871.  He appears in the 1910 census at Canandaigua living with his daughter and her husband. His wife Jennie is not at the residence. William was the son of William H. Sr. Bostwick and Ann Wheatley.   William died April 21, 1926 Canandaigua, New York, at 54 years of age.  

                                   ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Page  8 Col  3  and Page  7  Col                        

                       Death of William H. Bostwick at Canandaigua, April 21, 1926, of Holcomb, aged 55 years.

 The death of William H. Bostwick occurred at Memorial Hospital last Wednesday afternoon following an operation for appendicitis. He was born in E. Bloomfield 55 years ago and had always resided in this section.   He had been a mason foreman for the NY Central RR for the past 16 years.

 He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Leonard Appleton of Holcomb, with whom he resided, and Mrs. Clifford Hartford of Avon, also by a brother and two sisters, Herman Bostwick of Rochester, Mrs. Ralph Short and Mrs. Pitts Short, both of Seattle Washington. Interment at East Bloomfield.                                  

                                                    ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday August 1, 1917.

Mrs. C.  B.  Whitcomb of Grand Rapids, Michigan is spending the summer with her daughter, Mrs. Raymond VanDenebrgh, in this village. Mrs. Whitcomb is a native of New York state, her old home being near Auburn.


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