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PROSSER - QUINN
A.1 Prosser was
born New York February 1859. Edwin
died 1942 Victor, New York, at 83 years
of age. His
body was interred 1942 Victor, New York,
Boughton Hill Cemetery.
Victor, New York, February 15, 1888.
VICTOR HERALD February
17, 1888 PAGE 3 COL
PROSSER - VANDENBERGH
In Victor, Wednesday February 15, 1888, Edwin Prosser of
Farmington, and Nettie VanDenbergh of Victor.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri. February 14, 1913
PAGE 2 COL 1
and Mrs. Edwin Prosser who live East of the village of Victor have issued
invitations for the celebration of the 25th anniversary of their marriage to
take place at their home on February 25th.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES February
- On Wednesday evening Miss
Nettie VanDenbergh, of Victor, and Edwin A. Prosser, of Farmington,
were united in marriage by Rev. H. C. Woods, pastor of the M. E. church
of this place, at the residence of the bride's parents in Victor, in the
presence of a goodly number of friends and relatives.
presents both valuable and useful, were received by the newly married couple.
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Prosser took the 8 o'clock train east on
Thursday morning, with expectations of visiting friends and relatives in Oswego
Sarah was born New York December 28, 1866.
Sarah was the daughter of Dow Fonda VanDenbergh
and Elizabeth B. Rowley. Sarah
died December 08, 1955 Victor,
New York, at 88 years of age.
ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and
- Nettie V. age 89, of 134 Church
Street, Victor, NY., December 8, 1955. She
leaves three sons, Chester of Victor, Glenon of Prescott,
Arkansas, Leon of Alhambra, California, several grandchildren, and great
grandchildren. Cotton Funeral Home.
Interment at Boughton Hill Cemetery.
At 38 years of age Edwin
became the father of Glenn D. Prosser
New York, March 05, 1897. Edwin
became the father of Leon E. Prosser
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday
February 14, 1913
Anniversary announcement Page
and Mrs. Edwin Prosser, who live East of the village, have issued
invitations for the celebration of the 25th anniversary of their marriage, to
take place at their home Feb 25.
July 8, 1938
Reunion - The VanDenbergh
reunion took place, July 4th, at Durand Eastman Park with 61 members
present. Edwin A.
Prosser, 79 years old, was the oldest member present, and Laren L. Wolven,
10 months, the youngest. Games, music
and a bountiful dinner and supper were enjoyed by all.
W.2 Prosser was born New York January
1889. Earl died July 14, 1928 in Palacios, Texas,
at 39 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday
July 20, 1928 Front Page
MAN KILLED IN CRASH IN PLANE
Was Native of Farmington, Burned beyond recognition
Prosser, of Texas City, Texas, commercial airline pilot who lost his life in
a crash in Palacios, Texas last Friday, was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs.
Edward Prosser of Farmington. Prosser who planned to run an aerial
passenger business was making a flight with two passengers. After taking off and
circling the city several times, he slowed down and was apparently trying to
make a landing because of engine
trouble when the plane went out of control, crashed into the street and burst
bodies of the three men were burned beyond recognition. Prosser attended
the Victor high school and when about 18 years of age he entered the employ of
an oil company and traveled extensively in the western states. About two years
ago he became interested in aviation.
his parents, Prosser is survived by his wife and three children, Marion,
Earl J., and Daisy Lee, of Texas City, and by three brothers, Chester A.,
a rural mail carrier of Victor, Glen D., of Penn Yan, and Leon G.
of Alhambra, Cal., Interment was in Texas City.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wed.
July 18, 1928
FORMER VICTOR MAN KILLED IN AIRPLANE CRASH IN TEXAS
Prosser of Texas City, Texas, commercial airline pilot
who lost his life in a crash in Palacios, Tex., Friday, July 13, was the eldest
son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Prosser , who live near Victor. Prosser
who planned to run an aerial passenger business, was making a flight with two
passengers. His machine became uncontrollable and crashed to the ground and took
fire. The bodies were burned beyond recognition.
Prosser was born thirty-nine years ago on the Prosser farm in Farmington. He had traveled extensively in the West. About two years ago he became interested in aviation and became an aerial pilot. Besides his parents, Prosser is survived by a wife and three children, Marion, Earl J., and Daisy Lee, all of Texas City, and by three brothers, Chester A. a rural mail carrier in Victor, Glenn D. a farmer near Penn Yan, and Leon G. who is captain of the fire department in Alhambra Cal. It is expected that burial will be made in Texas City, where Prosser was married and where he established his home.
November 8, 1951
Lt. Embert E. Prosser Receives Commission as Naval Aviator
Assigned to Texas Base
at Ceremony Navy wings of gold now adorn the uniform of Second Lieutenant Embert
E. Prosser of the United States Marine Corps. Having successfully completed
his flight training he was designated a naval aviator and was awarded his
commission today by Rear Admiral F. M. Hughes, USN, chief of Naval Air
Base training during ceremonies held at the Naval Air Base Pensacola, Florida.
Lt. Prosser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester A. Prosser of
Route No. 2, Victor, enlisted in the Navy in 1948 and served until he was
accepted in the Naval Aviation Flight Training program.
began his active flight training in 1950 when he reported to the U S Naval
School of Pre Flight at NAS Pensacola, where he
commenced training. From Pre Flight he was advanced to to basic training which
consisted of primary acrobatics, instruments,
gunnery and tactics, and was climaxed by six take offs and landings in his SNJ
Texan trainer aboard the aircraft
carrier USS Monterey. He was then
sent to advanced training at Corpus Christi Texas for a month syllabus in
combat type aircraft. After this, he returned to Pensacola to qualify
aboard the USS Monterey in his combat type aircraft
before receiving his wings. Lt.
Prosser has been ordered to report to the Naval Air Advanced Training command at
Corpus Christi for further training. Upon completion of this he will be assigned
to the Marine Air Corps AAir Station at El
the following children:
York, May 26, 1943.
May 28, 1943
Miss Janet Lee Prosser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester A. Prosser, and Lieut. Robert Charles McLaughlin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. McLaughlin, were united in marriage at the First Methodist Church in Victor, Wednesday evening, May 26, 1943. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Arthur C. Rehme, pastor of the church.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a two
piece dress of pastel blue with white accessories and a corsage of white
flowers. She was attended by her
sister, Miss Jeanne Prosser, who also wore blue with white flowers.
The bridegroom's brother, Earl McLaughlin, acted as best man.
bride's brother, Embert Prosser, Henry Czadzeck were ushers. A reception
for the relatives was given at the home of the bride's parents, after which the
young couple left for a short wedding trip. Mrs. McLaughlin will
accompany her husband when he returns to his duties as a member of the 16th Anti
Sub Squadron at Charleston, SC.
the following child:
New York, October 15, 1938.
October 21, 1938
Loraina P. Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Williams of
Orleans, became the bride of Ellis E. Prosser, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Glenn D. Prosser of Victor, and Miss Elsie M. Bauer, daughter of Ernest
Bauer of Palmyra, became the bride of R. Stuart Skellett, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Skellett of Hopewell, Saturday October 15th.
ceremony took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Prosser at 7 30 PM,
the Rev. Stephen S. Pratt of Canandaigua officiating. Each couple acted
as attendants for the other couple.
Williams wore navy blue with accessories to match, while Miss Bauer
wore wine with matching accessories. Each bride wore a corsage of pink rosebuds.
After a wedding trip into Pennsylvania, Mr. and Mrs. Skellett will reside in Hopewell, while Mr. and Mrs. Prosser will leave October 24, for Los Angeles, Cal., where they plan to make their home.
the following children:
Jr. Quinn was born in Ovid, New York December 08, 1874.
James died September
28, 1904 in Ovid, New York, at 29 years of age.
interred 1904 in Ovid, New York, Holy Cross Cemetery He
NY, September 06, 1900.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri.
Sept. 14, 1900 PAGE
3 COL 6
MARRIED QUINN - HAMILTON
At Ovid, September 06, 1900, James Quinn Jr., of Willard, and Miss
Elizabeth Hamilton, of
December 10, 1873. Elizabeth was
the daughter of Patrick J. Hamilton
2nd Arthur Watts
05, 1927. Elizabeth
20, 1955 Canandaigua, New York, at 81 years of age.
ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE Saturday, October 22, 1955 PAGE 17
VICINITY DEATHS -
Mrs. Elizabeth Watts, 81, of Canandaigua, Thursday.
ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE
Mrs. Elizabeth H. Watts, 81, died Thursday October 20, 1955, at
Cowles Nursing Home after a long period of failing health.
Mrs. Watts was a native of Geneva, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Patrick Hamilton.
During most of her life she lived in Buffalo. In 1941 she came to Canandaigua to make her home with her nephew, County Treasurer Edward T. Hanley, and Mrs. Hanley. The late Mrs. William E. Hanley, mother of County Treasurer, was a sister of Mrs. Watts. Her closest survivors are nieces and nephews. Curtice Funeral Home, and St. Mary's Church. Burial at Calvary Cemetery.
was born 1876. Nellie died 1960 at
84 years of age. Her
interred February 19, 1960 Geneva, New York, St. Patrick's Cemetery. She
New York, September 09, 1896.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES September 16, 1896
PAGE 3 COL 7
MARRIED - DeVaney QUINN At Geneva September 9, 1896 Michael DeVaney and Miss
Nellie C. Quinn both of Geneva.
born Geneva, New York January 24, 1874. Michael
was the son of William DeVaney
March 19, 1926 Geneva, New York, at 52 years of age.
Death record at Geneva Town Hall, record number 68, lists his residence
as 159 LaFayette Ave., Geneva, and his wife as Nellie Quinn. Shows his
birth as January 24, 1874, father William, from Ireland, mother, Mary
McNicholas, Ireland. Informant for this information was his brother, William
DeVaney, address 95 Mill Street. Age was given as 54 yrs 1 mo 25 das.
GENEVA DAILY TIMES
March 20, 1926
DeVaney, aged 54 years, died last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
John Long, 159 Lafayette Ave., after a short illness. Mr. DeVaney was
a member of the Nester Hose athletic team of thirty years ago, and as such
competed in many races throughout the state. He was often engaged to run with
teams at Waterloo, Ithaca, Syracuse and other places. For 33 consecutive years
he was employed at the Standard Optical company plant and was a member of the
Holy Name Society of St. Stephen's church.
Surviving are his wife, Nellie Quinn DeVaney, two daughters, Mrs. John Long and Miss Edwina DeVaney of Geneva, one son Jerome, of Atterbury, Mass., four sisters, Miss Mary M. DeVaney of Auburn, Miss Ellen R. DeVaney of Palm Beach, Fla., Miss Anna DeVaney of Geneva, and Mrs. Edward Martin of Winter Park, Fla., and one brother, Officer William DeVaney of the Geneva Police department, also two grandchildren. The body was removed to his home, 253 William Street from where the funeral will be held Monday morning, and St. Stephen's church. Interment at St. Patrick's Cemetery.
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