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SLEGHT - SMITH
was born Canandaigua, New York October 07, 1838.
died December 25, 1904 Canandaigua, New
York, at 66 years of age.[i]
Canandaigua City Clerk Record number 1929.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL December 30, 1904
PAGE 2 COL 4
Death of Mortimer Sleght.
midnight on Sunday, at his home on Scotland Road, occurred the death of Mortimer
Sleght, a long time and respected resident. Mr. Sleght had been in
failing health for several years, and since November had been confined to the
home with a complication of heart and kidney troubles.
was born here sixty six years ago, and most of his life had been spent here. He
was a Constable for over twenty years, and was turnkey under Sheriff Robert
1870 he married Harriet L. Scott, of Rochester, who with three sons, Walter
S., Francis J., and Carlton M. Sleght, all prominent in the business life of
the village survive. One brother, Carlton W. Sleght, of Allen's Hill,
also survives. Mr. Sleght was a a member of Company K, N Y Mounted
Rifles, which did valiant service in the Civil War.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Lewis Sweet of the Presbyterian church conducting the service. His body was interred 1904 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.
was born Allen's Hill, New York September 1876.
New York, February 08, 1900.[ii]
Canandaigua City clerk office record number 1051.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL February 9, 1900
- STEVENS At Canandaigua, February 8, 1900,
Mason Sleght and Miss Agnes Rachel Stevens, both of Canandaigua.
was born Allen's Hill, New York November 19, 1872.
died November 1927 Clifton Springs, New
York, at 54 years of age. His
body was interred 1927 Canandaigua, New
York, Woodlawn Cemetery.
was born February 1869.
died 1934 at 65 years of age.
body was interred 1934 Canandaigua, New
York, Woodlawn Cemetery.
At 27 years of age Lina
became the mother of Walter S. Jr.
Canandaigua, New York, January
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL January 22, 1897
BORN - SLEGHT At
Canandaigua, January 15, 1897, to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Scott Sleght, a son.
was born Canandaigua, New York June 30, 1895.
December 15, 1918 Canandaigua, New York, at 23 years of age.[iii]
Canandaigua City clerk office record. Shows she was single, living at 25
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL December 20, 1918
- SLEGHT At Canandaigua, December 14, 1918, Frances A. Sleght.
Frances Celinda Sleght passed
away at the Memorial hospital on Sunday morning following a short illness of
influenza. Deceased was born in Canandaigua, June 30, 1895, the daughter of Mr.
Walter S. and Lina Hudson Sleght. She
received her education in the local schools and was graduated from the Academy
in June 1915.
entered the Nurses Training class at the hospital in April 1917, and made many
friends in the discharge of her duties by reason of faithfulness and attention
to every detail. She never overlooked the varied opportunities afforded in her
training and the hearts of the nurses whom she worked so untiringly and diligently
nearly to the end are bowed down with grief over the sudden loss of their
associate. She was especially fond
of children and had hoped to be of service in her chosen profession in their
care and comfort.
was a member of the Singers and as the opportunity presented itself found
recreation and pleasure in assisting in the choral work of the community.
Besides her parents she leaves to mourn her loss a sister, Miss Mabel
Sleght, of New York City, and a brother, Walter S. Sleght Jr. with
the American Expeditionary Forces.
funeral services were held at the home in Scotland Road on Monday. Interment in Woodlawn. Her
interred 1918 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.
S. Jr. Sleght
was born Canandaigua, New York January 15, 1897.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL January 22, 1897
BORN - SLEGHT At Canandaigua, January 15,
1897, to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Scott Sleght, a son.
Jarvis3 Sleght was
born September 1874. Francis
died 1944 at 69 years of age.
body was interred 1944 Canandaigua, New
York, Woodlawn Cemetery.
Canandaigua, New York, May 11, 1898.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL May
SLEGHT - WILLYS
At Canandaigua, May 11, 1898, Francis Jarvis Sleght and Miss Mary Augusta
Willys, both of Canandaigua.
was born June 1879. Mary was the daughter of David Smith Willys
and Lydia Muncil North. Mary
died July 29, 1949 Rochester, New York, at
70 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL August 5, 1949 PAGE
DEATHS - SLEGHT
At Rochester, July 29, 1949, Mrs. Mary Willys Sleght, 71, native
was born Canandaigua, New York April 09, 1903.[iv]
June 03, 1975 at 72 years of age. She
New York, June 06, 1925. [iv].
Canandaigua City Clerk office record number 2014.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday June 10, 1925
the Canandaiguans who attended the wedding of Miss Emily Isabel Sleght,
daughter of Mrs. Mary Willys Sleght, formerly of this city, and Lawrence
Oscar DeVoll, of Rochester, were, Mrs. Lydia M. Willys, grandmother
of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. James Castle Say, uncle and aunt of the bride,
Rev. and Mrs. E. J. Kallina and children, Margaret and Edmund, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank B. Wilkinson, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Purdy, Mr. and Mrs. Ned C.
Gibson, Mrs. W. G. Dodds, Mrs. E. H. Hawkins, Mrs. Edward A. Fish, Mrs. William
N. Brooks, Mrs. Frederick A. McKechnie, Mrs. Bertha F. Smith, Miss Mabel
Blanchard. Guests from other
places were Mr. and Mrs. John North Willys and Miss Virginia Willys of
New York, Mrs. Charlotte VanDenbergh and Miss Ora VanDenbergh of Detroit,
Mich., Miss Catherine Emery of Portsmouth, NH.
The wedding took place at the Spencer Ripley Methodist church in Rochester on Saturday afternoon and the ceremony was performed by the Rev. Milton Butler Pratt of Buffalo, assisted by Rev. James Frederick Bisgrove of Rochester. Her uncle John North Willys gave her in marriage and she was attended by her cousin, Miss Virginia Clayton Willys, as maid of Honor, and by Miss Cora Frank and Miss Clara Husted, Miss Catherine Emery and Miss Sara Gorsline as bridesmaids.
Groom's attendant was Mr. Raymond Dillingham DeVoll, and the ushers were Charles
Burgess of Newark, John North Sleght, James Edward Lays and Donald
Kenneth Smith of Rochester. Upon
their return from the wedding trip they will reside on Colonial Road, Rochester.
Leonora T. Smith.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES September 30, 1874 Page 2 Col 5
- SMITH At
the residence of I. B. Smith, Sept. 23, 1874 by Rev F. Bailey, Stephen
R. Estes to Leonora T. Smith.
Stephen R. Estes
born in Monroe County, New York 1843. Stephen
was the son of Benjamin Estes
March 24, 1886 West Farmington, New York, at 42 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday March 26, 1886
in West Farmington, Wednesday night, March 24, 1886, of pneumonia, Stephen R.
Estes aged 44 years. Funeral
will be held at the residence of D. Waterman Smith, Saturday at 2
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday April 14, 1886
PAGE 3 COL
Stephen Estes, of Farmington
died at his home in that town on the night of the 23rd ult. The Victor Herald
says the deceased did business as an insurance agent in Victor, and was a
popular man with all classes of people, and it is safe to say he had not an
enemy in the world.
Good natured, kind, courteous, and obliging, he endeared himself to all, and his death has cast a gloom over the whole community. But a few brief days ago this genial and companionable man was full of life, robust, stout and hearty, and one can hardly be brought to a realization of the terrible fact that he has gone to that bourne from whence no traveler returns. The announcement of his death and the preparation for the burial, calling sorrowing friends and mourning relatives to gather at the last sad rites for the dead, sent sadness and sorrow deep into the hearts of our townspeople.
taking off of Stephen Estes, in the prime of life and strength of a
vigorous and matured manhood, serves to remind us of the uncertainty of life and
the positive, unrelenting, and insatiable demands of death. Verily, in the midst
of life is death. We had not known the deceased for only about six months, since
our connection with the Herald, yet so companionable and openhearted was he, and
possessed of so amiable a disposition, coupled with affability and good nature,
that our acquaintance had ripened into a friendship that seemed to have an existence
for years. And so it was with all persons with whom the deceased came in
contact, and who chanced to form an acquaintance with him. None knew him but to
love him, nor named him but to praise him. Peace to his ashes.
Stephen Estes was born in Monroe County in 1843, and was therefore in his 43rd year. He leaves his wife and four small children to mourn their irreparable loss, and they have the heartfelt sympathy of everybody in their great bereavement. The eldest is Alice, a bright little girl of ten years, next is a girl, Leonora, seven years, and two boys, Isaac and Stuart, aged respectively three years and eighteen months. The funeral services were held at the residence in Farmington.
J.1 Smith was
born 1890. His
body was interred November 18, 1955 Seneca
Falls, New York, St. Columbkille Cemetery. He
Seneca Falls, New York, October 22, 1913.
According to the church records in Seneca Falls, the marriage was
witnessed by John McGuire and Carlotta Barton.
GENEVA DAILY TIMES Wednesday
October 22, 1913
McCarthy - Smith Seneca Falls, October 22,
marriage of Miss Alice McCarthy,
daughter of Michael McCarthy of East Bayard Street, and
Joseph Smith, was solemnized at St. Patrick's church at 7 AM today, Rev.
M. T. Dwyer assisted by Rev. Raymond Quigley, performing the ceremony
which was followed by a nuptial mass. The church was filled with friends and
relatives of the young couple.
bride was gowned in a pretty tailored suit of blue with hat of corresponding
color and wore a corsage bouquet of lilies of the valley. Her attendant was Miss
Charlotte Barton of Syracuse, who was similarly attired. Mr. Smith's
best man was John McGuire.
a wedding breakfast at the home of the bride's father, Mr. and Mrs. Smith left
on the 11 o'clock train for a two week wedding trip. Upon their return they will
reside in East Bayard Street
East Bloomfield, NY, April 29, 1886.
Ontario County Journal Friday
May 7, 1886 PAGE 3
SMITH - BRAMAN
In East Bloomfield, on Thursday, April 29, 1886 by Rev. George R.
Smith, the Rev. Lowell C. Smith and Miss Nina Braman.
COUNTY TIMES May 5, 1886
- BRAMAN In East
Bloomfield, on Thursday, April 29, 1886, by Rev. Geo. R. Smith, Rev. Lowell
C. Smith and Miss Nina Braman.
was born in Indiana July 1864.
State of birth is shown on East Bloomfield 1880 Census. Nina was
the daughter of George Gary Braman
died September 30.
- Mrs. Lowell C. Smith, a
former resident of East Bloomfield, died September 30th, in the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Sidney M. Hull, in Western Springs, Ill., after a long period of
leaves a sister, Mrs. Frank Munson of this village, the daughter, Mrs.
Hull, and one son, Dr. Warren B. Smith of Danville, Ill., and four
Burial was at Wankesha, Wisc, her former home.
Marquis MD3 Smith was
born Canandaigua, New York October 28, 1888.
died December 27, 1945 Canandaigua, New
York, at 57 years of age.
December 28, 1945 From the
Ontario County Times Journal
was shocked and saddened early Thursday afternoon, by news of the sudden death
of Dr. Harry Marquis Smith, from a heart attack. Dr. Smith had attended a
meeting of the Rotary Club, of which he was a member. He was stricken in the
lobby of the Hotel Canandaigua, where he died. Dr. Smith became ill with a heart
ailment four years ago.
his extensive practice, which included much surgical work, he spent the winter
of 1942 in Florida. He returned to Canandaigua considerably improved in health
but had not fully resumed the activities of previous years.
in Canandaigua about 56 years ago, Dr. Smith was a son of the late Charles
and Anna Boswell Smith. He spent most of his life here. Graduated from the
New York University Medical College in 1912, he became associated with the late Dr.
Albert L. Beahan in the management of the Canandaigua Hospital of Physicians
and Surgeons, and later built up a large private practice.
Smith was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the
State, County and City Medical societies, the Canandaigua Scientific
Association, and was prominent in Masonic Circles.
are his wife, Mrs. Ruby VanVechten Smith, two daughters, Dr. Isobel,
the wife of Dr. Augustus W. Sainsbury, now with the United States Navy
Medical Corps on Guam, and Miss Helen I. Smith of this city, one son,
John V. Smith, a student in Syracuse University, and two grandchildren, David
William, and Ann Sainsbury. His
body was interred 1945 Canandaigua, New
York, Woodlawn Cemetery.
Canandaigua, New York, April 03, 1915.[i]
Witnesses were D. T. Darling and Edith Welsh.
[i]. Hopewell Archives Ontario County, NY, record number 2740 on microfilm.; and Certificate and Record of Marriage number 129, and the Affidavit for License to Marry copies are on PG 2B and PG 2C in the book, A Tree Trunk.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri
April 9, 1915
SMITH - VANVECHTEN
At Canandaigua, April 3, 1915, Dr. Harry Marquis Smith and Miss Ruby
Genevieve VanVechten, both of Canandaigua.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri. April 9, 1915
YOUNG COUPLE WED IN CHURCH
marriage of Dr. Harry Marquis Smith,
only son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Smith, and Ruby Genevieve VanVechten, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Herman VanVechten, was solemnized at the Presbyterian Church on Saturday
evening. A large assemblage witnessed the ceremony. The pulpit was simply
decorated with Easter lilies and small palms. Her father gave her in marriage.
Franklin J. Gray of Rochester was her sister's matron of honor. The maid of
honor was Miss Edith Helena Welch. Donald Gray of Rochester, nephew of the bride
was ring bearer, carrying the ring in the heart of an Easter lily. Following the
ceremony members of the bridal party and the near relatives of the couple were
entertained at dinner at the home of the bride's parents on Howell Street.
Mrs. VanVechten received in a gown of black lace and net over white crepe
and Mrs. Smith left during the evening for a trip to New York City,
Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. They will be at home after May 1 at
Howell Street until their apartment on Gorham Street is completed. Dr. Smith
is assistant physician at the Hospital of Physicians and Surgeons.
Mrs. Smith was a graduate of the Canandaigua Academy and was
the soprano soloist during the commencement exercises of her class in 1910.
a small article in the ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL in 1907, Harry M. Smith appeared
as a graduate of Canandaigua Academy. It mentioned his father's name, Charles
In a small article in the ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL, September 23, 1938, Page 4, was a list of previous winners of the Phelps Gorham Oratorical Contest, and Harry won in 1907.
was born July 1919. Helen
at 67 years of age. Her
interred 1987 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.
Philip Henry Fitzhugh.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday
March 30, 1945
Irene Smith, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Harry M. Smith, 42 North Main
Street, Canandaigua, has arrived in North Africa to serve the armed forces as an
American Red Cross staff assistant. Before her Red Cross appointment, Miss Smith
was a nursery school teacher for the Lexington School for the deaf, New York
City, and previously was a case worker for the USO and Travelers Aid Newport
Rhode Island. She is a graduate of
Canandaigua Academy, of the Child Education Foundation in NY City, and of
Columbia University Teachers' College, B.S.
COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL August 9,
ENGAGEMENT of MISS HELEN SMITH IS ANNOUNCED at TEA
engagement of Miss Helen I. Smith, daughter of Mrs. Harry M. Smith, and
the late Dr. Smith, North Main Street, to Phillip H. Fitzhugh of
Rochester, son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Fitzhugh of Cash, Va., and
Miami, Fla., was announced at a tea given by Mrs. Smith, Friday
afternoon, at her summer home on the West Lake shore. The wedding will take place in mid September.
50 guests were entertained. Cards bearing the names of the couple were attached
to nosegays of tiny pink rosebuds, presented at the door by Miss Margaret
flowers and ivory pencil tapers decorated the serving table at which Mrs.
Frank R. Wilson of Rochester and Mrs. J. Gordon Lewis, Mrs. William
L. Gates and Mrs. Howard G. Kennedy presided. Mrs. Augustus W. Sainsbury,
daughter of the hostess, assisted in receiving.
Miss Smith was graduated from Canandaigua Academy in 1935 and the Child Education Foundation, New York, in1940, and received her master's degree from Columbia University in 1941. During the war she served with USO at Newport, RI, and returned last October, after a year's service with the Red Cross in Casablanca, Africa.
Fitzhugh is a graduate of West High School, Rochester, 1935, and Cornell
University, 1939, and is a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He was associated with
the Hotel Roosevelt in New York for two years prior to entering the U. S. Army.
In the service three and one half years, he was with the Ninth Air Force in the
European theater 27 months. He is now connected with the Sagamore Motors,
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