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Stella A.2 Smith was born April 1860.  Stella died 1931 at 71 years of age.  Her body was interred 1931 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.  She married James Samuel Douglass 1881.  James was born Ontario County, New York August 27, 1858.  James was the son of Samuel Douglass and Waity R. Gifford.  James died March 15, 1940 Canandaigua, New York, at 81 years of age.

                            ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL March 15, 1940

                                               OBITUARY - DOUGLASS

James S. Douglass, 83, retired mail carrier, died Thursday morning at his home in Gorham Street. He was the son of Samuel and Waity Gifford Douglass. 

Mr. Douglass is survived by two sons, W. Everett Douglass of Cheshire, and James S. Douglass Jr. of Canandaigua, three daughters, Mrs. Lewis I. Aberle and Mrs. Alfred H. Dewey of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Fred J. Pope of Rochester, a sister, Mrs. Ira P. Cribb of this city, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

 Funeral services will be held from the home Saturday afternoon at 3, the Rev. Webster D. Melcher officiating.  Burial will be made in Woodlawn Cemetery. 

Reuben1 Smith  was born England 1822.  Reuben died April 15, 1874 Manchester, New York, at 51 years of age. 

                             ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  April 22, 1874, died aged 52 years.


Hinman E.2 Smith  was born New York 1853.  Hinman died 1887 Rochester, New York, at 34 years of age.  He married Catherine A. Mink .  Catherine was born in Hudson, Columbia, New York June 27, 1854.  Catherine was the daughter of Phillip H. Mink and Lucy Blass.  She married Edward Ebenezer Lovejoy 1892.  Catherine died March 11, 1935 Victor, New York, at 80 years of age.   

                  THE  VICTOR  HERALD  March 15, 1935

                            OBITUARY    LOVEJOY

Mrs. Catherine Lovejoy passed from this life, March 11, 1935, at the home of her son, Harley M. Lovejoy. Mrs. Lovejoy was born in Hudson, June 27, 1854, of pioneer stock that helped to settle the region of the Catskills. She came to Western New York as an infant, when her parents, Phillip and Lucy Blass Mink made the trip on the Erie Canal from their home in Hudson to a new home in Farmington township.

Mrs. Lovejoy was twice married. Her first husband, Hinman E. Smith, passed away in 1887 at their home in Rochester, leaving his widow and two small children, a son, Oscar F. Smith, who died in 1909, and a daughter, Mrs. George H. Gunnison, now of Canandaigua.

In 1892, Mrs. Smith married Edward E. Lovejoy of Victor, who died in 1908. Two sons were born to them, Charley E. Lovejoy and Harley M. Lovejoy, both of Victor, survive. Mrs. Lovejoy also leaves nine grandchildren, Mrs. T. H. Townsend of Waterville, Mrs. William Millard of Canandaigua, and George S. Gunnison of Syracuse, Edward, Adeline, Jean, Janette, Harley M. and Lowell Lovejoy of Victor.

For 57 years Mrs. Lovejoy had been a member of the Methodist church, and for many years she took part in all its activities. She was a charter member of the Unity Club, and gave support to every worthy cause brought to her attention until failing health several years ago forced her to retire from interests outside her home. Funeral from the home of her son, Harley M. Lovejoy.  

             ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL March 15, 1935

THE DEATH RECORD LOVEJOY        At Victor, March 11, 1935, Mrs. Catherine Lovejoy, aged 80 years.


Edwin H.2 Smith  was born New York 1860.  Edwin died February 28, 1941 Manchester, New York, at 80 years of age.

         ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday March 7, 1941  PAGE  3  COL  3

SHORTSVILLE -   SMITH -   The death of Edwin M. Smith, 81, of Manchester, occurred last Friday at his home at 7 Clifton Street. Mr. Smith was born in Manchester in 1859, and spent his entire life in that village, where he engaged in the brick laying and stone mason contracting business for over 60 years.

He leaves his wife Clara Turner Smith, four sons, William of Balt., Henry of Providence, RI, and Charles and Edward Smith of Rochester, one daughter, Mrs. Robert Loring of Manchester, and six grandchildren.  Funeral services were held in the home, Monday afternoon, the Rev. Leon L. Swarthout of Manchester Baptist church officiating. Burial at Brookside. His body was interred 1941 Shortsville, New York, Brookside Cemetery. 


Charles E. Smith was born Manchester, New York 1890, son of Edwin H. and Clara Turner Smith 

                     SHORTSVILLE ENTERPRISE January 27, 1916  Front Page

                       MANCHESTER   YOUNG   MAN   HONORED

 Charles E. Smith, son of Edwin H. Smith, of Manchester, has been appointed assistant superintendent of  buildings and repairs at Cornell University, Ithaca. Mr. Smith expects to enter upon the discharge of his new and  important duties in February. Mr. Smith, who is a civil engineer, is but 26 years of age and a native of Manchester Village.

He received his early education at the Manchester High School, being a member of the graduation class of 1905.  Following his graduation he matriculated at Starkey Seminary, taking a two year course. He later won a scholarship at  Cornell and began his studies there in 1909.  He graduated from the latter institution in 1913, attaining the degree of   civil engineer.

Since leaving Cornell he has been in business for himself but for the past year has been acting as assistant to Consulting Engineer C. C. Hopkins of Rochester. Mr. Smith's appointment is considered a high honor for   this excellent young man, and his many friends in this section predict that he will not only fill the important position  with satisfaction to his superiors but that it is only a step in his ladder to success. 

  Stephen E. Smith had the following child:

Frances Emily2 Smith was born New York November 02, 1837.  Frances  died February 12, 1930 Canandaigua, New York, at 92 years of age.   

                                       ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday February 14, 1930

 PERKINS  -      At Canandaigua, Feb. 12, 1930, Mrs. Frances E. Perkins, aged 92 years, widow of Theodore Perkins.

                         ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday February 14, 1930 

                                          OBITUARY   -    PERKINS          

The death of Mrs. Frances E. Perkins, aged 92 years, widow of Theodore Perkins, occurred on Wednesday evening at the Health Home where she had been confined for four years. 

She leaves three nieces and three nephews, Mrs. Harry Blyth, of Cortland, Mrs. Jennie Dayton, of Summit N. J., Mrs. Sarah Kingsbury, of Canandaigua, Harold Smith of Bayside, LI, Clarence Smith of New Caanan, Conn.,  Leland Smith of Providence RI.

Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the Congregational chapel. Burial in Woodlawn. She married Theodore Perkins. 

                                           ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Wed. November 10, 1926 PAGE 5 COL 2

                                                    OBSERVED  HER  89th  BIRTHDAY

Mrs. Theodore F. Perkins who lives at the Health Home in Gorham Street, had the pleasant observance of her 89th on Tuesday, Nov.2nd. She received several friends who called to present her congratulations and she also received gifts of flowers and Birthday cards and other remembrances from relatives and friends in Canandaigua and elsewhere. 

Eva M. Smith  was born Canandaigua, New York 1854.  Eva died January 12, 1895 Canandaigua, New York, at 40 years of age.[i]  [i]. Canandaigua City Clerk office death record number 1250.

                                                ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fr. January 18, 1895 PAGE  3  COL 1

DIED -  HAWLEY  At Canandaigua, Jan 12, 1895, Mrs. Eva Smith Hawley, wife of Dr. Ira F. Hawley, aged 47 years.

                            ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL January 18, 1895  PAGE  3  COL 3

The death of Mrs. Eva Smith Hawley, wife of Dr. Hawley, of this village, occurred last Saturday morning, after an illness of several weeks duration, from gastric fever and nervous prostration. The deceased was 41 years of age, and had been for many years an active member of the Baptist church and Sunday school, in which latter organization she was a teacher.

Her husband and two children, a boy and a girl survive. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the family residence on Center Street, Rev. H. C. Townley officiating. Her body was interred 1895 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.

                                        She married Ira Frederick Dr. Hawley Canandaigua, New York, January 29, 1883.[ii]  [ii]. Canandaigua City clerk office record number 66.

                                       ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Fri. January 26, 1883

At the Baptist Church on the evening of Monday, Jan. 29th, 1883, by the Rev. C. E. Hiscox, Dr. Ira Hawley and Miss Eva Smith were united in the holy bonds of wedlock. The bride is a young lady of worth and a graduate of Elmira Ladies College. We extend congratulations to the Dr. upon the happy event. The bridesmaid was Miss Alice Bridgeman and the groom's best man Mr. Myron Jocelyn. The bridal couple started west for a short visit the same evening.

                             Ira Frederick Dr. Hawley  was born in Middlesex, New York February 20, 1854.  Ira was the son of Fred C. Dr. Hawley and Harriet Adelaide Green .  He married Anna M. Mathews 1897.  Ira  died June 05, 1929 Canandaigua, New York, at 75 years of age. 

                                      ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri. June 07, 1929                  

                                               DR. IRA F. HAWLEY DIES AT HOME                   

                   Had Practiced Medicine for Over Forty Five Years  Native of Middlesex

Dr. Ira Frederick Hawley passed away on Wednesday at his home, 14 Atwater Park following a long illness. Deceased was born at Middlesex, a son of Dr. Fred and Harriet Green Hawley on February 20, 1854. 

 Following his graduation from the Philadelphia Medical Eclectic school in 1876, he began the practice of medicine with his father in Canandaigua, after which he opened an office in Farmington, where he remained for eight years. He was one of the oldest physicians in the vicinity and was actively engaged in the practice of his profession until a few weeks ago.

In 1883 he was married to Miss Eva Smith of Canandaigua, whose death occurred in 1894. Two years later he was married to Anna M Mathews, of Yates county, who survives him. He also leaves one son, Professor Ira Myron Hawley of Salt Lake City, one daughter, Mrs. Neta K. Ellis of San Antonio, Texas, also three grandchildren, of Salt Lake City.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at the home, Rev. Stephen S. Pratt will officiate. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. 

William Rannie Smith   was born in Palmyra, New York 1873.  William  died April 27, 1939 Canandaigua, New York, at 65 years of age. He married Mabel Lottie VanDenbergh  Canandaigua, New York, April 18, 1895.[iii]  [iii]. Canandaigua City Clerk office record number 796.

                                                     ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Wed. April 24, 1895   PAGE   2

 MARRIED   Smith  - VanDenbergh      At Canandaigua, April 18, 1895, by Rev. J. J. Lawrence, William R. Smith and Miss Mabel H. VanDenbergh both of Canandaigua.


Clayton H. Dr.2 Snover  was born Machias 1883.  He married Ida May VanVechten Victor, New York, February 11, 1911.[iv]  Clayton is listed as a physician and Ida is a nurse.  [iv]. Ontario County Archives Hopewell, NY record number 1868 on microfilm.; and The Affidavit for License to Marry copy is on PG 1R in the book, A Tree Trunk.                     

                                          ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday February 24, 1911

MARRIED     SNOVER - VANVECHTEN   At Victor, February 11, 1911, Dr. Clayton H. Snover, of Randolph, and Miss Ida May VanVechten, of Victor.


John D.2 Southworth was born in Niagara, New York 1832.  John died May 17, 1895 Shortsville, New York, at approximately 62 years of age.

            SHORTSVILLE  ENTERPRISE  Sat. May 25, 1895  PAGE  3  COL 

 MANCHESTER  CENTER   -    A number from here attended the funeral of John Southworth at his late home near Shortsville on Sunday afternoon. No church services were held here, the hour being the same as that of the funeral. Rev. Mr. Pease officiated.

                                           Same Paper  PAGE  2  COL  2

The funeral of the late John D. Southworth was held on Sunday afternoon from the family residence. Rev. J. F. Pease pastor of the Manchester M E Church conducting the services. The remains were interred in the Shaving Street Cemetery. His body was interred 1895 Manchester, New York, Pioneers Cemetery.

                          He married Betsey A. Downer.  Betsey was born Michigan 1834.  Betsey died December 8, 1912 Clifton Springs, New York, at 78 years of age.   

                      ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL December 13, 1912

  DIED   SOUTHWORTH         At Clifton Springs, December 8, 1912, Mrs. Betsey Southworth, aged 78 years.

 John D. Southworth and Betsey A. Downer had the following children:  

 Clara E. Southworth    was born New York 1870.  Clara died April 08, 1938 Clifton Springs, New York, at 67 years of age.   

                            THE  VICTOR  HERALD   Friday April 15, 1938

                                        OBITUARY   KNAPP

Mrs. Clara Southworth Knapp, 68, died very suddenly, Friday morning at her home in Clifton Springs.  She is survived by one nephew, John F. Southworth of Canandaigua, and one niece, Mrs. Carl B. French of Farmington. 

Mrs. Knappp had for several years carried on an antique shop in that village. She frequently visited Mrs. H. H. Sawyer of Victor and for a time was employed in the local bank. 

Funeral services were held at Weld's chapel on Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Stanley I. Stuber officiating. Burial was made in Pioneer Cemetery. Her body was interred 1938 Manchester, New York, Pioneer Cemetery. 

Charles Henry3 Southworth  was born New York 1861.  Charles died April 21, 1936 Hopewell, New York, at 74 years of age. 

                 ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday April 24, 1936

  THE  DEATH  RECORD     SOUTHWORTH      At Chapin, April 21st, 1936, Charles H. Southworth, 75. His body was interred 1936 Manchester, New York, Pioneers Cemetery.

                              He married Emma Cross Chapinville, New York, April 08, 1884.   

                             ONTARIO  MESSENGER  Thursday April 17, 1884         PAGE  3

                                         MARRIED   SOUTHWORTH   -   CROSS

At the M. E. parsonage, Chapinville, April 8th, 1884, by Rev. Wm. M. Benger,  Charles H. Southworth and Emma Cross, both of Manchester, New York.

                    Emma was born in Loudenville, New York February 02, 1860.  Emma was the daughter of Fred J. Cross.  Emma died January 10, 1936 Canandaigua, New York, at 75 years of age

                   ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Page  7  January 17, 1936  

                                            CHAPIN -  SOUTHWORTH 

Mrs. Charles H. Southworth, 75, died Friday evening, January 9, after a short illness in Memorial Hospital.  Besides her husband, she leaves a son and daughter, John S. Southworth of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Carl B. French, of Farmington, a brother and sister, Fred Cross of Manchester, and Miss Elizabeth Cross, of Albany, seven grandsons and one great grandson, Sidney E. Southworth of Canandaigua.

 Funeral services were held Monday from the home, and from the Manchester Methodist Church, the Rev. Stephen S. Pratt, of Canandaigua, officiating. Interment at Pioneer Cemetery, Manchester.

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