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Viola Lucinda2 Plate  was born in Fayette, New York August 24, 1900.  Viola died June 12, 1988 Waterloo, New York, at 87 years of age. She married Gustave Frederick Olschewske Waterloo, New York, November 05, 1919.

MARRIED -   Gustave Frederick Olschewske, aged 27 years, farmer, born Geneva, son of William Olschewske and Pauline Olswoskie, born Germany, to Viola Lucinda Plate, aged 19 years, born Fayette, daughter of Edward Plate and Addie Robinson, born US, by Rev. John B. Arthur in Waterloo. 

Jennie E. Porter was born Naples, New York 1877.  Jennie died January 30, 1906 Canandaigua, NY, at 28 years of age.[i]   [i]. Death Record at Canandaigua City Clerk office number 2098.

                                   ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL February 2, 1906  PAGE  3  COL 6 

Jopson at Canandaigua, January 30, 1906, Mrs. Jennie Porter Jopson, wife of Raymond Jopson, aged 28 years, 6 months. She had been married but a little over a year, Bristol Street. She married Raymond H. Jopson , Canandaigua, NY, November 19, 1904.[ii]  [ii]. Canandaigua City Clerk office record number 1496.

                       Ontario County Times, Wednesday, November 30, 1904, Page 4 Col 5

At Canandaigua November 19, 1904, Raymond E. Jopson and Miss Jennie E. Porter, both of Canandaigua. 

 Morey A.2 Power  was born 1837.  Morey died October 01, 1915 Canandaigua, New York, at 78 years of age.   

                    ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Fri. October 08, 1915

POWER The death of Morey A. Power occurred at his home on Prospect Street on Friday morning after a long illness, aged 78 years. Deceased had been a resident of Canandaigua for 25 years.

He is survived by his wife, one son Luke W. Power, of New York City, by three daughters, Mrs. L. D. Herendeen of Farmington, Mrs. Herbert Wiley and Mrs. John M. Stokoe of this city, and by two brothers and two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Wisner and DeWitt Power of Canandaigua, Mrs. Gillam, of Oregon, and Sibley Power of Victor. Rev. Guy L. Morrill officiated at the funeral services on Monday. Interment at Woodlawn.

                               VICTOR  HERALD  October 8, 1915     PAGE  1

Morey A. Power died at his home at 224 Prospect Street, Canandaigua, Saturday morning after a long illness. He was 78 years of age. Mr. Power was for many years a resident of Farmington, and was well known in this locality. For several years past he had lived in Canandaigua.  

Those who survive are his wife, a son Luke W. Power of New York, and three daughters, Mrs. L. D. Herendeen of Farmington, Mrs. John Stokoe of Canandaigua, Mrs. Hervert Wiley, Canandaigua, two brothers, Dewitt Power of Canandaigua, and Sibley Power of Victor, two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Wisner of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Gilliam of Oregon. 

Funeral services were held at his late home at 2 Monday afternoon, the Rev. Guy L. Morrill, Pastor of the Presbyterian church in Canandaigua, officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

                    He married Esther L. Berry.  Esther was born 1836.  Esther was the daughter of Mr. Berry and Mrs. Berry.  Esther died September 09, 1903 Canandaigua, New York, at 67 years of age.    

              ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL September 11, 1903  PAGE   COL 6 

  POWER   At Canandaigua, September 9, 1903, Mrs. Esther L. Power, wife of Morey E. Power, aged 67 years.  

                              SAME PAGE  COL  5  

POWER -  At her home on Prospect Street on Wednesday evening occurred the death of Mrs. Esther L Berry, wife of Morey E. Power, aged 67 years. Deceased had been in feeble health for several years.

Besides her husband she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. J. M. Stokoe of this village, Mrs. L. D. Herendeen, Farmington, and Mrs. Herbert Wiley, Victor, and one son, L. W. Power of NY, three brothers, Joseph and William Berry of this village, John Berry of Bristol, one sister, Mrs. O. M. Hitchcock of this village. 

Minnie Power was born Farmington, New York November 22, 1864.  Minnie died December 27, 1947 Canandaigua, New York, at 83 years of age.

                           ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL January 2, 1948 PAGE 5 COL 1

 HERENDEEN -   Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Power Herendeen, 83, who died in Canandaigua Health Home Sunday after a long illness, were held from her home in Park Avenue Tuesday.  Rev. S. S. Pratt and Rev. L. V. Moffett officiated. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Herendeen was born in  the town of Farmington, Nov. 22, 1864, a daughter of Morey and Esther B. Power. She married Lewis D. Herendeen who died about two years ago, and had been a resident of Canandaigua for many years.

Survivors are a son, Howard D. Herendeen of this city, one sister, Mrs. Herbert Wiley, Penn Yan, a grandson, Edward L. Herendeen, Johnson City, and two great grandchildren. She married Lewis D. Herendeen

M. H. Sibley2 Power  was born 1839.  M. Sibley died February 17, 1925 Victor, New York, at 85 years of age.   

                ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Wed. Feb. 18, 1925

DEATH -   Mark Sibley Power at Victor February 17, 1925 aged 85 years.

Sibley Power, a well known citizen of Victor, this county, died at his home in that village on Tuesday aged 85 years. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Albert B. Parmele of Canandaigua. A brother D. Dewitt Power of Main Street South, this city, also survives. Interment at Victor Cemetery.

                         VICTOR HERALD  Fri.  Feb.  20, 1925       PAGE  4  COL  5

POWER Mark Sibley Power, 85 years old died Tuesday at the home of his son in law, Dr. Charles Rowley of East Main Street.  Mr. Power was born in Farmington, and had lived in Victor for thirty years. 

He leaves one daughter, Mrs. A. B. Parmele of Canandaigua, two grand daughters, Mrs. Ross Gunn of New Haven, Conn., and Miss Margaret Power of Canandaigua, and a brother, Dewitt Power of Canandaigua. His body was interred 1925 Victor, New York, Victor Village Cemetery. 

                          He married Alida M. Shaw January 22, 1862.  Alida was born Victor, New York August 27, 1838.  Alida was the daughter of Gideon Shaw and Sarah VanDenbergh.  Alida died January 28, 1918 Victor, New York, at 79 years of age.  

                     Ontario County Journal Friday February 1, 1918

 Obituary -  Died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles A. Rowley, Victor,  following a long illness. She was one of four daughters of Gideon and Sara VanDenberg Shaw and was born August 27, 1838. On January 22, 1862 she was united in marriage to M. H. Sibley Power, of Farmington. Fourteen years ago they retired from farm life and had since resided in Victor. Ten years ago she became totally blind. Interment was made in village cemetery.  

                      VICTOR  HERALD  January 31, 1918  PAGE  4  COL  2

                                          OBITUARY -  POWER

Death has again, with relentless call, visited our village, and removed Mrs. Alida M. Power, who had journeyed long and patiently through various afflictions, waiting and listening for the summons which came at 10 o'clock on Monday morning, January 28th.  Mrs. Power passed from darkness into light after many tedious shutin days, which were bravely and patiently borne.

She was 79 years of age, and suffered from a complication of diseases, together with the infirmaties of age.  The immediate cause of death was bronchial pneumonia.  Alida M. Shaw, was born in the town of Victor, August 27th 1838, one of the four daughters born to Gideon and Sara VanDenbergh Shaw.

 These sisters grew to young womanhood together, and were known by the residents of Victor as the comely Shaw girls.  All were music lovers, possessing good voices, and in the early 60's they were a pleasing addition to the Presbyterian church choir, where they sang for many years.

On January 22nd 1862, Alida M. Shaw became the wife of M. H. Sibley Power, of Farmington, and for many years they resided on a farm in Farmington where two daughters were born to them.

In 1904 Mr. and Mrs. Power retired from active farm life, and came to Victor, where they have since resided with Dr. and Mrs. Charles A. Rowley. Ten years ago, Mrs. Power became the victim of a sad affliction, that of total blindness.  Shut out from the sunlight and wholly dependant upon others to satisfy her wants, she has been a wonderful example of patience.

Her daughter Mrs. C. A. Rowley, who has tenderly cared for her, can recall but one murmur against her lot during the years of darkness, and that was when she once said, oh my, why must I be blind. Her sense of hearing was very acute, and music was her greatest delight.

Besides her husband, M. H. Sibley Power, Mrs. Power is survived by her two daughters, Mrs. Stella Rowley of Victor, and Mrs. A. B. Parmele of Canandaigua, by two granddaughters, Gladys J. Rowley, Victor, Margaret E. Parmele of Canandaigua, and by a sister, Mrs. L. W. Seavey of Mamaroneck, NY. 

Funeral services were held at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Rowley Thursday afternoon, Rev. Frank W. Hill pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating.  Interment in family plot Victor Village Cemetery.  

M. H. Sibley Power and Alida M. Shaw had the following children: 

Stella S.3 Power was born Farmington, New York July 13, 1866   Stella died April 10, 1924 Victor, New York, at 57 years of age. 

                                                           THE  VICTOR  HERALD April 11, 1924

ROWLEY Mrs. Stella Power Rowley, daughter of Mark Sibley and Alida Power, and beloved wife of Dr. Charles A. Rowley, died on Thursday morning, April 10th, after a long illness. Deeply devoted to her family and home, Mrs. Rowley was also an enthusiastic and helpful member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Caroline Gallup Missionary Society, and Unity Club.  Her associates in those organizations and in the general life of the community mourn with the bereaved family and share deeply in their recognition of the great loss sustained. 

Mrs. Rowley is survived by her father and husband, a daughter, Mrs. Ross Gunn of New Haven, Conn., and a sister, Mrs. A. B. Parmele of Canandaigua.  Funeral services will be held at the home on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Frank W. Hill, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment will be made in Boughton Hill Cemetery. She married Charles Andrew Dr. Rowley Victor, New York, January 06, 1897.

                          Charles was born Victor, New York January 13, 1863.  Charles was the son of Franklin Rowley and Jeanette M. Wilder.  Charles died September 27, 1929 Rochester, New York, at 66 years of age.   

                              ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday October 4, 1929

                                  OBITUARY -    ROWLEY

 Dr. Charles Andrew Rowley, aged 66 years, for more than 40 years a practicing physician in Victor, died in the Genesee Hospital, Rochester, on Friday after an illness of six days.

He was born in Victor, January 13, 1863, the eldest of six sons of Franklin and Jeanette Wilder Rowley. He was educated in the Victor school, the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary in Lima, and the Cleveland Medical College, Ohio. He was active in community life, having served as the town health officer, and a member of the Board of Education and was a member of the Presbyterian church. He was also a member of the N Y State Medical Society and the Modern Woodmen of America.

 He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ross Gunn, one grandson, Ross Gunn Jr., both of Washington, DC, two brothers, Clark Brace Rowley and George Daniel Rowley, both of Rochester. Funeral services were held at the home on Sunday with Rev. John V. Mills, officiating, assisted by Frank W. Hill, of Rochester, a former pastor. Interment was in Boughton Hill Cemetery.                       

                       VICTOR  HERALD  Friday September 22, 1939   TEN YEARS AGO

ROWLEY - Charles Andrew Rowley, M.D., a successful practitioner of medicine in Victor, passed away at the General Hospital in Rochester, September 27th.



Florence A. Power was born Farmington, New York March 13, 1874.  Florence died June 27, 1943 Canandaigua, New York, at 69 years of age. 

             ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL July 2, 1943

                        OBITUARY -    PARMELE                        

 Mrs. Florence A. Parmele,69, of West Gibson Street, widow of Albert B. Parmele, died, Sunday evening, June 27, 1943, in F F Thompson Hospital, where she underwent an operation Friday. 

 Born in Farmington, March 13, 1874, she was the daughter of Sibley and Alida Shaw Power.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and had been active in it's women's organizations.

Survivors are one niece, Mrs. Gladys Rowley Gunn of Washington, DC, a sister in law, Miss Mary E. Parmele of this city, and several cousins.  Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the home, the Rev. Hardy Lumb, pastor of the Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. 

Elisha Pratt and Elizabeth had the following child:

Fanny Saunders2 Pratt was born Gorham, New York January 1819.  Fanny died April 21, 1894 Canandaigua, New York, at 75 years of age.[i]  [i]. Canandaigua City Clerk office record number 1171.The record gives her age as 74 years and 2 months, born Gorham.

                                     ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  April 27, 1894  PAGE  3  COL  6

LUCAS   -  At Canandaigua, April 21, 1894, Fannie Saunders, wife of Holmes C. Lucas, aged 74 years.                       

                                       SAME PAPER     PAGE  2  COL  3

Death of Mrs. Lucas  -  Mrs. Fannie Saunders Lucas, wife of Holmes C. Lucas, died suddenly of heart failure, at her home on upper Main Street last Saturday morning, aged 74 years. About a week prior to her death, Mrs. Lucas had met with a slight accident to one of her limbs, which necessitated her remaining in bed a greater part of the time. On Saturday morning she ate a hearty breakfast, and felt much better. Shortly after breakfast however, Mr. Lucas was attracted by her calling to him. She then complained of not feeling well, and Mr. Lucas immediately went for Dr. Carson. When the Dr. arrived she was rapidly sinking, and lived but a few minutes.

Mrs. Lucas leaves besides her husband, one daughter, Miss Georgia Lucas, and a stepson, Zebina Lucas. The funeral services were held from her late home Tuesday. Her body was interred 1894 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.  Section 7, with husband and son.

She married Holmes C. Lucas  Holmes was born Canandaigua, New York August 15, 1818.  His stone marker says his birth year is 1819. Holmes was the son of Zebina Lucas and Laura Ingraham.    He married 2nd  Fanny Sylvia W.     Holmes died November 26, 1896 Canandaigua, New York, at 78 years of age.[ii] [ii]. ONTARIO COUNTY Records at City Clerk office in Canandaigua, record number 1415.The record states he was a retired merchant.

                    ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday  December 2, 1896 PAGE  3  Col  7

   DIED  -    LUCAS     At Canandaigua November 22, 1896  Holmes C. Lucas  aged 77 years  3 months.                       

                       ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Nov. 27, 1806  PAGE  3  COL  5

    LUCAS -   At Canandaigua, November 21, 1896, Holmes C. Lucas, aged 76 years.

                         ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Same Page   Col   2

 HOLMES  C.  LUCAS -   Late Saturday night occurred the sudden death from apoplexy of Holmes C. Lucas, one of Canandaigua's oldest

businessmen, aged 76 years. Deceased had been in feeble health for some time past, but on Saturday before his demise had been in apparently more than ordinary good health and spirits. 


Holmes C. Lucas was best known through Ontario County as a dealer in hops and wool, but for 27 years he was connected with the Express Business, having been a local agent for the Wells Fargo and Co., and later for the American Express Co.

He is survived by a son, Zebina Lucas, and a daughter, Miss Georgia Lucas, both of this place. Deceased was a prominent member of Canandaigua Lodge F and A M.   

Martin was born Clifton Springs, New York March 04, 1886.  Martin was the son of Patrick Ryan and Bridget Hayes.  Martin died February 07, 1930 Canandaigua, New York, at 43 years of age.   

                             ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Fri February 14, 1930

                                            OBITUARY -    RYAN

The death of Martin J. Ryan, aged 48 years, occurred at his home in West Avenue on Friday after a short illness of pneumonia. For several years he was employed as chef at the Canandaigua Hotel, and had recently been in partnership with Thomas Flynn in operation of the Imperial Hotel in Niagara Street.

He is survived by his wife, three sisters, Mrs. George Baggatt, of Liverpool, Mrs. John Coyne, Miss Margaret Ryan, of Canandaigua, four brothers, Henry F. of Canandaigua, Thomas P. of California, John B. of Utica, and William Ryan of Rochester. Funeral services were held at St. Mary's church on Monday morning with interment in Calvary Cemetery.

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