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SHENKMAN - SIMONDS
Nathan1 Shenkman was
born in Derevsie Lichnie, Russia September 06, 1889. Louis
died September 25, 1973
Canandaigua, New York, at 84 years of age.
MESSENGER September 25, 1973
84, DIED TODAY
N. Shenkman, 84, of 3409 W. Lake Road, a Canandaigua business man for more
than 50 years, died this morning in Thompson Hospital after a short illness.
Mr. Shenkman, a native of Russia, formerly was chairman of the board of Shenkman's Inc., a corporation which owns Shenkman's men's clothing store, The Norma Shop, a ladies apparel store, and Davidson's shoe store. Mr. Shenkman began his men's clothing business here in 1916. In 1936, his firm bought The Norma Shop, and in 1947, he acquired the shoe store.
1949 a major fire swept the main store but it was rebuilt, expanded and
modernized and the present store was reopened in 1950. Active management today
is in charge of his son, Bernard Shenkman.
Victor Aronson son in law of Mr. Shenkman is manager of the
Norma Shop. He was a member of the Canandaigua Rotary Club, the Elks, the Odd
Fellows, the Masonic Lodge 294, and Merrill Hose.
He is a former director of the Lincoln Rochester Bank and formerly headed
the Retail Clothing Association.
include his son, Bernard of Canandaigua, one daughter, Mrs. Victor
Norma Aronson of Canandaigua, four grandchildren, four gr grandchildren, one
sister, Mrs. Mary Rabinowitz of Brooklyn, NY, several nieces and nephews.
The Kennedy and son Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements
announced, there will be no prior calling hours.
Burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester.
the following children:
was born Canandaigua, New York 1922.
October 23, 1996 Canandaigua, New York, at 74 years of age.
CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER October
- Norma Aronson, 75, of 190 Parrish Street died Wednesday, October 23,
1996 at her home. A native of
Canandaigua, Mrs. Aronson was associated with her family's clothing
businesses, Shenkman's, The Norma Shop, and Davidson's Shoes, on South Main
was an avid bridge player and she and her late husband, Victor, owned several
thoroughbred race horses. Mrs. Aronson was a member of several community
organizations including the Granger Homestead, Sonnenberg Gardens, and the
Thompson Hospital Guild.
widow of Victor Aronson, who died in 1990, she is survived by her brother
and sister in law, Bernard and Henrietta Shenkman of Canandaigua and
Naples Fla., several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by a son Marc.
Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Geneva.
born 1916. Victor
February 10, 1990 Canandaigua, New York, at 73 years of age.
Victor Aronson, distinguished himself in Canandaigua through much more than his duties as manager of the Norma Shop. He was known by many as a community leader who loved to work for his city.
Mr. Aronson, 74, died Saturday at Thompson Hospital. Bernard Shenkman, who was chief executive officer of Shenkman's Inc, a Canandaigua clothing store, for many years, remembered Mr. Aronson not only as a business partner and brotherinlaw, but as a lifelong friend. He was one of my best friends besides being my brotherinlaw, Shenkman said. He was a great guy. He did good things for the community.
service was an important area of Mr. Aronson's life, according to some of his
friends in Canandaigua. He was involved in American Legion, Kiwanis Club,
Merrill Hose and the Chamber of Commerce, of which he was president in
- Canandaigua businessman Victor
Aronson of 1126 West Lake Road, died Saturday, Feb 10, at Thompson Hospital.
Mr. Aronson, 74, was a partner in Shenkman Inc. Clothing Store on South Main
Street from 1945 until his retirement in 1975.
attended Cornell University and was past president of the Canandaigua Chamber of
He was a member of the Canandaigua Kiwanis Club, Canandaigua Country
Club, Merrill Hose, and the Canandaigua American Legion. He was also a member of
the Canandaigua Elks Club and Temple Beth El in Geneva.
are his wife, Norma Shenkman Aronson, two brothers, Norman Aronson of Stuart,
Robert Aronson of Long Island, and several nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased by a son, Marc Aronson. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Geneva.
Shenkman was born Rochester,
New York September 06, 1915.
was born 1920.
Henrietta was the daughter of Lester L. Bills
and Ethel Washburn. Henrietta
died January 10, 2001
Canandaigua, New York, at 80 years of age.
body was interred 2001 Geneva, New York,
22 years of age Henrietta
became the mother of Shelley Shenkman
Seattle, Washington, February 12, 1943.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri.
Feb. 19, 1943
At Seattle, Washington, February 12, 1943, a daughter to Staff Sgt.
and Mrs. Bernard Shenkman. Mrs. Shenkman was Miss Henrietta Bill, of
JOURNAL July 4, 1884
In this town, June 29th, 1884, Assenath Douglass, aged 84 years, 4
New York, February 22, 1820.
born Rensselear County, New York December 05, 1802.
Samuel was the son of Samuel Douglass
unknown person. Samuel
February 02, 1882 Canandaigua, New York, at 79 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL February 10, 1882
PAGE 2 COL
DIED - DOUGLASS In this town on Thursday February 2, 1882,
Samuel Douglass, aged 82 years.
Shulters was born Rensselear
County, New York October 15, 1811. David
died November 07, 1890 Mendon,
New York, at 79 years of age.
Times November 13, 1890 newspaper stated he was an aged and respected resident
of this town, died at his home near Miller's Corners, Friday last, aged 70
years. Mr. Shulters father was one of the early settlers of this town.
The funeral was held Monday from his late residence, the pastor of the Mendon
Baptist church officiating.
week prior to his death there was another notice in the same paper stating that Mr.
David Shulters is seriously ill, and there are grave doubts as to his
recovery, as he is quite advanced in years. Leonard Shulters, of Batavia,
is visiting his sick father, David Shulters.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri.
November 21, 1890
DIED - In East Mendon November 7, 1890, David Shulters, aged 82 years.
was born Bristol, New York September 03, 1818.
died February 11, 1883 at 64 years of age.
body was interred 1883 Bristol, New York,
F. Dake. Julia
was born in Saratoga County, New York
March 1823. Julia was
the daughter of John Dake. Julia
died June 05, 1906 Canandaigua, New
York, at 83 years of age.
CHRONICLE June 6, 1906
In Canandaigua, June 5, Mrs. Julia F. Simmons, aged nearly 86 years.
OBITUARY - Yesterday morning at the home of her son, Constant Simmons, of Sand Street, with whom she resided, the death occurred of Mrs. Julia F. Simmons, aged nearly 86 years. Besides her son at whose home her death occurred, she is survived by one other son, Harry R. Simmons, of Rochester.
Simmons was born 1856. Constant
died March 30, 1915 Canandaigua,
New York, at 58 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL April 2, 1915
death of Constant Simmons, aged fifty
eight years, occurred at his home on Telyea Street, on Tuesday night, March 30.
He leaves his wife, two sons, and seven daughters. Mrs. C. B. Jones of
Bristol, Mrs. Emory Savage and Harry Simmons of Orleans, the Misses
Luella, Esther, Alta, Leta, and Florence Simmons and Constant Simmons, of
this city, and one brother, Henry P. Simmons of Rochester.
funeral was held at Woodlawn chapel on Friday afternoon, the Rev. E. P. Wood of
the Universalist church officiating. Interment was at Woodlawn. His
body was interred 1915 Canandaigua, New
York, Woodlawn Cemetery.
Shortsville, New York, December 24, 1877. I
also found a marriage notice in a book at the Hopewell Ontario County Archives
which gives a date of Feb. 11, 1874.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Jan 1,
1878. PAGE 3
Shortsville, December 8, 1877, by Rev C. C. Thorne, Mr. Constance Simmons and
Miss Helen M. Briggs, both of Bristol.
The Ontario County Times, January 20, 1886, Bristol heading, the
Simmons, having purchased the interest in the harness shop of S. H. Wheeler
and Company, last spring, and having continued in the business until the present
time, would tender his thanks to his customers for past favors, and hopes to
retain their confidence which will be duly appreciated. A good supply of ready
made harness work on hand. Also blankets, robes, whips, bells etc. Repairing
done with neatness and dispatch. Call and see.
Simonds was born New Hampshire 1808. Albert
died January 08, 1899 Victor, New York, at
90 years of age.
JOURNAL January 13, 1899
At Victor, Jan 8, 1899, Albert Simonds, aged 90 years, 2 months,
COUNTY JOURNAL January 13, 1899
- Albert Simonds, one of the most widely known residents of Western
New York, died suddenly at the residence of his son, C. Lewis Simonds, in
this village, Sunday morning, at the advanced age of 90 years.
was born in Enfield, New Hampshire, October 13, 1808, and came to Victor by
stage, which was the only method of conveyance at that time.
In the year 1832 he commenced his career as a businessman as a clerk in
the first general store in this village. At
the end of five years he bought out his employer and for 47 years carried on an
active prosperous business. Although
others were associated with him at times, his name was always at the head of the
his retirement from active life in 1884, the business has been conducted by his
two sons, under the firm name of A. Simonds and Sons. Mr. Simonds was an
active member of the First Presbyterian Church, having united with it in 1837,
and was at the time of his death, ruling elder, deacon and clerk of session in
was twice married, his second wife dying in 1894. He leaves one daughter,
Mrs. Gilbert Turner, of Rochester, and three sons, George and Lewis
Simonds, of this place, and Henry Simonds of Rochester.
funeral services were held at the home of Lewis Simonds Tuesday, Rev
H. F. Ellinwood officiating. His
body was interred 1899 Victor, New York,
Boughton Hill Cemetery.
was born New York 1824.
died August 23, 1894 Victor, New York,
at 70 years of age.
JOURNAL August 31, 1894
- SIMONDS -
At Victor, August 23,1894, Mrs. Caroline Mansfield Simonds, wife of Albert
Simonds, aged 70 years.
was born New
York March 19, 1838. Harriet
18, 1898 Victor, New York, at 59 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL February 25, 1898
Victor, February 18, 1898, Mrs. Harriet Eliza Simonds Bacon, wife of Orin
S. Bacon, aged 59 years. Interment at Canandaigua. Her
interred 1898 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.
New York March 1837. Orin was the
son of Rev. Hiram Bacon
July 22, 1901 Canandaigua, New York, at 64 years of age.
Ontario County Death Record at City Clerk office is number 1491.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL July
26, 1901 PAGE
3 COL 6
At Canandaigua, July 25, 1901, Orin Stebbins Bacon, aged 64 years,
9 months, and 23 days.
SAME PAGE COL 5
announcement of the death of Orin S. Bacon on Monday evening at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. Edward W. Simmons, was received throughout the
village with profound sorrow and regret. Mr.
Bacon had been for many years a prominent figure in the business circles of this
place, and his death is a public loss. Mr.
Bacon had been ill for many weeks, and during that time had endured great
sufferings which was made more intense the last four days of his life by the
fracture of a limb just below the thigh, on Thursday, as he was being assisted
from a chair to the bed.
Mr. Bacon had been identified with Canandaigua since 1880, his home had
not been here until 3 years ago, when upon the death of his wife in February
1898, he gave up the Victor residence and had since resided with his daughter,
Mrs. Simmons. Mr. Bacon's life
had been exceedingly active and his success was due largely to his untiring
energy, together with his splendid business ability.
He was born in this town March 29, 1837, and was therefore 64 years of age. His father was Rev. Hiram Bacon, a free will Baptist minister. The family moved to Potter when Mr. Bacon was a boy, and in the District school of that town and the Dundee Academy he received the education which contributed so largely to his future successes.
In 1855 he settled at Victor, and there for many years conducted a meat market and also carried on a real estate business. He was always closely identified with the best interest of the town. He took an active part in the politics and in 1879 he was elected Sheriff by the Republicans of the county. Upon conclusion of his term of office, in 1883, he was appointed deputy revenue collector. In 1887 he became financial manager of McKechnie and Co. Bankers, and at the reorganization of that bank into the McKechnie Bank on March 1, 1899, he became its president.
Mr. Bacon is survived by two daughters, Mrs. George M. Dunlop of Spring Valley, and Mrs. Edward W. Simmons, of this village, two sons, Orin S. Bacon, of this village, and Rev. Albert S. Bacon, of Niagara Falls, and two brothers, Rev. John S. Bacon and Daniel R. Bacon of Pultney.
funeral was held from the Simmons home on Wednesday afternoon, and services
conducted by Rev. Charles N. Frost of Bath, formerly pastor of the
Presbyterian church of Victor, and Rev. C. H. Dickenson. Interment was
made in Woodlawn.
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