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George1 SantAngelo  was born Italy 1860.  George died June 08, 1913 East Bloomfield, New York, at 52 years of age.  His body was interred 1913 Canandaigua, New York, Calvary Cemetery.

           He married Filomena Carline Zarhlango.  Filomena was born Italy 1864.  Filomena died January 12, 1943 Canandaigua, New York, at 78 years of age.  

           ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL January 15, 1943

                     OBITUARY      SANT ANGELO

Mrs. Felomina Sant Angelo, 82, died at her home on Bristol Street, Tuesday afternoon, January 12, 1943, following a long period of ill health.  Born in Italy, Mrs. Sant Angelo had lived here for 51 years. She was the widow of John Sant Angelo who died 30 years ago.

Mrs. Sant Angelo is survived by four daughters and three sons, Mrs. John Cufari, Mrs. Domenic Ciocci, Mrs. Dominic D'Augustino, Mrs. William H. Hawley, James Nicholas and George Sant Angelo, all of Canandaigua, also 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Funeral services will be held this Friday from St. Mary's Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery.


George Charles SantAngelo was born Rochester, New York July 04, 1899.  George  died 1994 Canandaigua, New York, at 94 years of age.  His body was interred 1994 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.  

                   He married Lena May Catlin East Bloomfield, New York, January 19, 1929.[i]  Witnessed by Lyle D. Winter, and Pauline Winter  Lena was born Bellona, New York November 15, 1904.  Lena was the daughter of Herbert Catlin and Nellie E. Noble.  Lena died April 16, 1990 Canandaigua, New York, at 85 years of age.  [i]. Ontario County Archives Hopewell, NY, record number 888.; and Copies of the MArriage License number 2, and the Marriage Certificate can be found on PG 2Y and PG 2Z in the book, A Tree Trunk 

                                             CANANDAIGUA  DAILY  MESSENGER April 17, 1990 

 CANANDAIGUA       Lena St. Angelo, 86, of Camelot Court, died yesterday April 16, at Thompson Hospital after a long illness.   Mrs. St. Angelo, formerly of West Lake Road, was a graduate of Thompson Hospital Nursing School and worked as a private duty nurse in the Canandaigua area for many years.   She was a member of the Thompson Hospital alumni Association and the Senior Citizens Action Council.

Surviving are her husband, George St. Angelo, a brother George Catlin of Lakeland, Florida, and several nieces and nephews.  No prior calling hours, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.         


 Josephine L. SantAngelo  was born Canandaigua, New York May 23, 1904.  Josephine died January 1984 New York, at 79 years of age.  She married William H. Hawley Canandaigua, New York, July 23, 1932.  Married by Father Michael C. Wall at St. Mary's Church in Canandaigua, New York. Witnesses were George St Angelo and Helen Cufari.                       

                       ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Fri July 29, 1932 PAGE 4  COL 2

                                                  HAWLEY -   ST ANGELO

 The marriage of Miss Josephine St Angelo of Bristol Street, and Mr. William H. Hawley of this city, took place at the St. Mary's rectory Saturday morning, Rev. Michael C. Wall rector of the church performing the ceremony. Attendants were Mr. and Mrs. George St. Angelo of this city, brother and sister-in-law of the bride. They will live in Bath after a short trip. He is connected with a newspaper.               

                    William was born Canandaigua, New York March 16, 1908.[ii]  [ii]. This birth information was taken from his marriage license record number 20.The Canandaigua City clerk office birth record number is 6227.

                                          ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday March 20, 1908

BORN    -     HAWLEY      At the Memorial hospital, Canandaigua, March 16, 1908, to Mr. and Mrs. William J. Hawley, Mason Street, a son. William was the son of William John Hawley and Leona Mabel Peck. 

William died December 1981 New York, at 73 years of age. His body was interred 1981 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.  At 32 years of age William became the father of William H. Jr. Hawley Canandaigua, New York, September 02, 1940.   

                                                ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL September 6, 1940

BIRTH RECORD    -     HAWLEY      At Thompson Hospital September 2, 1940, a son to Mr. and Mrs. William H. Hawley, Greig Terrace. 

  James Castle2 Saye was born Scotland 1869.  He married Emily Gertrude Willys Canandaigua, New York, October 01, 1924. 

                              Emily was born Canandaigua, New York February 1872.  Emily was the daughter of David Smith Willys and Lydia Muncil North.  Emily died April 15, 1940 Winter Park, Florida, at 68 years of age.  

                                                       ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL April 19, 1940                       

                                                                             OBITUARY   SAYE

Mrs. Emily Willys Saye, wife of James C. Saye of this city, died Monday at her home in Winter Park, Florida, after a several weeks illness. The remains are expected to arrive in Canandaigua Saturday.

Mrs. Saye was born in Canandaigua, daughter of David Smith and Lydia North Willys, and was educated in the local schools. For some years she conducted a millinery and art needlework shop.  A devoted member of the Presbyterian Church, she was active in the Sunday School and its women's organizations until ill health prevented in the past few years.  She spent her summers at Villa M Lee, East Lake Shore, and her winters in Florida, for several years. She was active in the WCTU and in the Women's Auxilliary of the YMCA.  Besides her husband, survivors are one sister, Mrs. Mary A. Sleght of Rochester, two nephews and two nieces, Jarvis W. Sleght and Mrs. Lawrence DeVoil of Rochester, John N. Sleght of Long Island, and Mrs. Virginia Willys DeLanda of New York. A brother John North Willys, automobile manufacturer and former ambassador to Poland died in New York in 1935. 

Ellis B. Dr.1 Sayre  was born 1859.   He married Anna Caroline Bancroft West Bloomfield, New York, June 27, 1882.

                         ONTARIO  COUNTY  JOURNAL  July 7, 1882    PAGE  2

                     MARRIED   SAYRE  -   BANCROFT

At the home of the bride's parents in West Bloomfield, June 27, 1882, by Rev. D. E. Blaine, Ellis B. Sayre, M. D., of Allen's Hil, to Miss Anna C. Bancroft of West Bloomfield. 

  Grace Peabody2 Sayre was born 1883.  Grace died March 17, 1924 in Sanford, Florida, at 40 years of age.   

                                                             ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Wed. March 19, 1924

Mrs. Grace Sayre Totman, 40 years old wife of Joel Ward Totman, died suddenly Monday afternoon at Sanford, Florida, after an operation performed several days ago. Mrs. Totman is survived by her husband, one daughter, Miss Marie Totman, her mother, Mrs. E. B. Sayre, all of Canandaigua. The entire family went to Florida last fall to spend the winter. 

The body will be brought north at once. Funeral services will be held here the latter part of this week. Her body was interred 1924 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.

              She married Joel Ward Totman Bristol, New York, June 17, 1903. 


                       Totman  - Sayre

At the home of Dr. and Mrs. Ellis B. Sayre, at Allens Hill, on Wednesday at noon, took place the marriage of their daughter, Miss Grace Peabody Sayre, and Joel Ward Totman, of Vincent, in the presence of 75 relatives and friends.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Arthur Weller, of Honeoye Falls.

The bride and groom were attended by Miss Marie Schwartz, of Sardinia, and Willis Baldwin, of Canandaigua. The bride was becomingly gowned in white silk and carried white roses. The bridesmaid wore white and carried carnations. The wedding march was played by Miss Minnie McCutcheon. The house was profusely decorated with ferns and daisies.  After the ceremony the bride and groom received the congratulations of their friends followed by the wedding dinner.

There were many beautiful gifts of cut glass and silver. Among the out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Thayer, of Penn Yan, Mr. and Mrs. Henry of Rushville, C. W. James of Corfu, Dr. and Mrs. Herman Abel and Mrs. C. E. Green and son, of Honeoye, Mr. and Mrs. Levi Totman, Mr. and Mrs. Case of Vincent, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Trafton, Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Ogden and daughter, of Canandaigua, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bliss and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Bliss, of Bristol. Mr. and Mrs. Totman left at 3 o'clock for a wedding trip. They will be at home at Vincent after July 1. 

William2 Scantlin  was born New York 1852.  William died 1892.  He married Mary Deere.  Mary was born Ireland July 06, 1846.  Her birth date is shown on her death record at Canandaigua City clerk office as July 06, 1846. Her father's last name is given as Deere. The 1900 Canandaigua Census shows as March 1849, and she was born Ireland. Her grave marker shows a birth year as 1847. Mary was the daughter of John Deere and Mary Connor.    Mary died December 14, 1943 Canandaigua, New York, at 97 years of age.  

                            ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL December 17, 1943

                                     OBITUARY    -   SCANTLIN

Funeral services were held yesterday Thursday morning, from St. Mary's Church, for Mrs. Mary Deere Scantlin, 97, who died in her home in Chapel Street, Tuesday, December 14, 1943, after a brief illness. Interment was made in Calvary Cemetery.

Mrs. Scantlin believed to have been Canandaigua's oldest resident, was born in Ireland, July 6, 1846, and came to America 84 years ago. She had lived in Canandaigua all but two years of those years, and for some years past had kept house for her son in law, Charles O'Reiley, doing all of the household tasks despite her advanced years. She was active and alert and recalled with regret that she had seen four wars during her lifetime.

On the occasion of her 97th birthday, last July, she had said she did not anticipate reaching the century mark, but did want to live to see the return from the current war of three grandsons.  Left a widow when her husband the late William Scantlin died, soon after moving into the Chapel Street home in which she lived for so many years, Mrs. Scantlin reared six children through her own efforts.

She is survived by three sons, Daniel, John, and Thomas Scantlin, all of Rochester, nine grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.  

                Her body was interred 1943 Canandaigua, New York, Calvary Cemetery.


 John F. Scantlin  was born New York June 1878.  John died November 06, 1945 Rochester, New York, at 67 years of age.

                                     ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday November 9, 1945

                                              OBITUARY     SCANTLIN

John Scantlin, 68, son of the late William and Mary Deer Scantlin of Canandaigua, died at his home in Rochester, Tuesday, November 6, 1945 after a long illness.  For 12 years he traveled with Barlow's Minstrels and for about 30 years was an acrobatic buck and wing dancer.  For some time he was a member of the vaudeville team of Scantlin and Burke, his partner having been the late Frank Burke, also a Canandaiguan.  A resident of Rochester for about 40 years, he had operated a restaurant for a quarter of a century. 

Besides his wife, Mrs. Daisy Figencher Scantlin, he leaves a son and daughter, Bernard, who has been serving on Okinawa, and Mrs. Robert Prince, Rochester, two brothers, Thomas and Daniel Scantlin, Rochester, and eight grandchildren. 

Catherine E. Scantlin  was born Canandaigua, New York August 1887.  Catherine died 1919 at 31 years of age.  She married Charles Francis O'Reilly Canandaigua, New York, June 26, 1907.[iii]  [iii]. Canandaigua City clerk office record number 1763.

                             ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  June 28, 1907


  At Canandaigua June 26, 1907, Charles O'Reilly and Miss Catherine Scantlin, both of Canandaigua.

A double wedding took place in St. Mary's Church on Wednesday afternoon when Charles O'Reilly and Miss Catherine Scantlin, and David Gentner and Miss Mary J. O'Reilly, all of Canandaigua, were united in marriage, Rev. James T. Dougherty officiating.

                                   CANANDAIGUA CHRONICLE  July 3, 1907

                               O'REILLY  SCANTLIN        GENTNER  O'REILLY

Among the nuptial ceremonies which the closing days of June witnessed was a double wedding at St. Mary's Church on Wednesday afternoon, when Rev. James T. Dougherty united in marriage, Charles Francis O'Reilly and Miss Catherine Elizabeth Scantlin, and David Frederick Gentner and Miss Mary Delores O'Reilly.

The brides were similarly attired in Persian lawn, trimmed with Valencienne lace, and embroidery and carried white carnations. The ceremony was followed by a wedding supper served at the Scantlin residence. Mr. and Mrs. O'Reilly and Mr. and Mrs. Gentner will reside here.

Thomas A.3 Scantlin  was born April 04, 1882.  Thomas died March 1970 Florida, at 87 years of age.  Information taken from SSDI. The last known residence was Saint Petersburg, Florida.  

               He married Helen Louise VanDenbergh Canandaigua, New York, November 14, 1906.[iv]  [iv]. Canandaigua City Clerk office record number 1708 shows her age as 18 years, his age as 24 years.

                    ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL


 At Canandaigua, November 14, 1906, Thomas Scantlin and Miss Helen L. VanDenbergh, both of Canandaigua.

                         Helen was born March 1889.  Helen was the daughter of Jacob Shulters VanDenbergh and Cornelia Jane Reddington.  She married Charles C. W. Riddell Canandaigua, New York, December 31, 1917.   

                 ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL January 4, 1918

                      MARRIED   RIDDELL - VANDENBERGH

At Canandaigua December 31, 1917, Charles C. W. Riddell of Rochester, and Miss Helen Louise VanDenbergh of Canandaigua.

                           RIDDELL - VANDENBERGH

The marriage of Charles C. W. Riddell of Rochester, and Helen Louise VanDenbergh, West Gibson Street, took place on Monday afternoon. Rev. C. Clarence Baker performed the ceremony. 

Donald4 Scantlin

                                  ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL April 16, 1943

 Cpl. Scantlin Member of Unit Cited for Gallantry Corporal Don Scantlin, son of Thomas A. Scantlin of Rochester, formerly of this city, and grandson of Mrs. Mary Scantlin, Chapel St, is a member of the 32nd Battalion of the 6th Armored Regiment First Armored Division, which was granted the first citation for gallantry at Oran in the face of terrific odds.

 This was the first citation issued by General Dwight D. Eisenhower to an American unit in the North African war theater, according to press dispatches. This citation permits the four companies in the honored battalion to carry blue streamers on their company standards.

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