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Elizabeth C.4 Southworth     Elizabeth died November 02, 1928 Syracuse, New York. 

                                                     GENEVA  DAILY  TIMES November 5, 1928

                                     Former Chapin Girl Dies, Hit by Auto in Syracuse

Chapin, November 3, Mrs. Elizabeth Southworth Boals, aged 28 years, formerly of Chapin, died in the Hospital of the Good Shepherd, in Syracuse, yesterday afternoon as the result of a fractured skull received when she was struck by an automobile in that city yesterday morning.

Mrs. Boals had gone to Syracuse from Elyria, Ohio, where she and her husband, Charles E. Boals had recently moved from Chapin, and is reported to have been on her way to work when the accident occurred. She is said to have stepped from the curb into the side of a car driven by Miss Sarah Roach. She died at the hospital without regaining consciousness.

 Besides her parents, she leaves her husband, and a sister and brother, Mrs. Carl D. French of Shortsville, and John Southworth of Canandaigua. Funeral will be held at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Charles Southworth. She married Mr. Boals .

John Frederick4 Southworth was born Manchester, New York December 08, 1887.  John died April 22, 1960 Canandaigua, New York, at 72 years of age.  He married twice.

                                CANANDAIGUA  DAILY  MESSENGER April 25, 1960

 John F. Southworth, 73, a retired employee of the Rochester Gas and Electric company, died of a heart attack Sunday at his home, 235 Center Street.  He was born in Manchester, December 8, 1887, the son of the late Charles and Emma Cross Southworth.  He had been a Canandaigua resident for many years.  He was a member of the Methodist Church, the Canandaigua Moose Lodge, and a 38 year member of the Rochester Gas and Electric Pioneer Club.   

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Redfern Southworth, three sons, Major Charles G. Southworth, retired, of Long Branch, NJ., Francis W. Southworth, Hempstead, LI., and Frederick J. Southworth, Rochester, two step daughters, Mrs. Emmett Finegan, Canandaigua Road, and Mrs. William Rayburn, Coatesville, Penn., a step son, George F. Redfern, Costa Mesa, Calif., 12 grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Mary L. French, Canandaigua.

Friends may call at the family home until noon Wednesday.  Interment will be made in Calvary Cemetery. His body was interred 1960 Canandaigua, New York, Calvary Cemetery.

                   He married twice.  He married Sarah Redfern Canandaigua, New York, June 05, 1912.

                 ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  June 7, 1912

MARRIED SOUTHWORTHREDFERN   At Canandaigua June 5, 1912, John Southworth and Miss Sarah Redfern, both of Canandaigua.

                  Sarah was born in Belfast, Ireland March 11, 1891.  I took the birthplace as listed on the Ship Manifest when she arrived in 1906. Sarah was the daughter of George Redfern and Anne Hamilton .   Sarah died October 21, 1980 Canandaigua, New York, at 89 years of age.

                                   CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER

                                         SARA SOUTHWORTH

Sara R. Southworth, 89, formerly of Pleasant Street, died at the Genesee Hospital in Rochester.  A native of Ireland, she is survived by three sons, Charles G., of Monmouth, NJ, Francis W. of Hempstead, LI, and Frederick J., of Rochester, four grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.  There will be no prior calling hours. A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary's Church Friday, burial in Calvary Cemetery.

                                    He married 2nd Mary Jean Murphy in Erie, Penn., April 29, 1947.   Mary was born in Galway, Ireland August 17, 1895.  Mary was the daughter of James Murphy and Marie Burke .  She 1st married Francis George Redfern Canandaigua, New York, June 29, 1916.[i]  [i]. Canandaigua City clerk office record number 220.

                   ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday May 2, 1947 PAGE  4

MARRIAGE  RECORD   Southworth - Redfern    At Erie, PA, April 29, 1947, John Southworth and Mrs. Mary Redfern, both of Canandaigua.

                        ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday June 30, 1916

                                   MARRIED   REDFERN  -  MURPHY

At Canandaigua June 29, 1916, Francis George Redfern of Buffalo and Miss Mary Jean Murphy of Canandaigua. Witnessed by Mary J. O'Brien and James Redfern.

                   At 29 years of age Mary became the mother of Margaret M. Redfern Canandaigua, New York, April 28, 1925.   

                       ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday  April 29, 1925

BIRTHS  -   REDFERN    At Memorial Hospital April 28, 1925, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Redfern of Pleasant Street, a daughter. She came to the USA in 1912.  

                           CANANDAIGUA  DAILY  MESSENGER January 25, 1957  

                         A picture and story about Mary appeared in this newspaper.

Mrs. John F. Southworth Royal Neighbor Oracle Mrs. John Southworth Came Here From Ireland in 1912

Canandaigua has definitely changed since I first arrived here from Ireland. Mrs. John F. Southworth, 235 Center Street in an interview earlier in the week, told us she came to Canandaigua August 17, 1912 from Galway, Ireland. She was just 21 years old.

Born in Ireland, Miss Mary Murphy had relatives in this country including a sister.  Sister Mary Eunice, in Blessed Sacrament in Rochester.  When I came here Mrs. Southworth continued, there were approximately 20 other Irish girls all working in Canandaigua. We had loads of fun, working for but a few dollars a week, I really believe we had more to do and more fun than the girls have now. On our days off we would take a boat ride up the lake. Vacations?

Dr. John Jewett had a cottage which he loaned us and James Potter of West Gibson Street, transported us in his horse and buggy. When we had free time of an evening, a big treat was to walk downtown for a dish of ice cream. For ultra excitement we took a trolley ride to Rochester! 

But, Mrs. Southworth continued, we seemed to have more genuine fun than the young folks do today. We had dances in the large barns out in the country with wonderful sleigh rides during the winter months. Even the weather seemed different. In those days winter was winter and there was no mistaking it and summer, well, summer was what you expect summer to be. Nowadays we get a combination of all seasons rolled into each season.

Mary Murphy became the bride of Francis Redfern in 1915 in a ceremony performed in St. Mary's Church by the Rev. James T. Dougherty. Mr. Redfern died in 1945.

The former Miss Murphy married again in 1947 when she became Mrs. John F. Southworth. Her husband is retired but extremely active.  During the cold weather he often helps Mrs. Southworth with her housework, for they have a rather large place. The work gets done so much easier and more quickly when both of us do it, my house is clean and I have time for the many community activities taking place in Canandaigua. In the warmer weather Mr. Southworth gets out and helps others with their gardens, lawns and trimming hedges.

 Always active in the affairs of Canandaigua, Mrs. Southworth has been a Red Cross worker, helped with the Community Chest and catered many times for large public functions. She is oracle of the Royal Neighbors of America, junior regent of the Women of the Moose, junior vice president of the Women's Relief Corps, GAR, and an active member of the WRC, sewing unit which works for the Friendly Red Door of the American Cancer Society. She is press correspondent of the Royal Neighbors and also of theWRC. She is a member of St. Mary's Church.

In 1955, Mrs. Southworth returned to her native country for the first time in 43 years when she visited her twin brother in Limerick City, Ireland.  While abroad she attended the wedding of her niece at High Gate Church in London, and visited all the principal parts of the big city.  For the average tourist, Ireland seems as modern and busy as America. But Mrs. Southworth feels that to get the true feeling of the country one should visit the small towns and visit with the Irish country people.  She feels there isn't any place like the United States for a man or a woman to get ahead.

Shortly after her return to her home here, she sponsored her nephew and his family to make their home in the states. Now she expects that his sister will arrive here in March when she too will decide to live in this area permanently. Of course, Mrs. Southworth's greatest hope is that her twin brother, a retired railroad man, will make a visit here, staying for several months.

Mrs. Southworth has three children, Mrs. Emmett Finagan Jr., of Lafayette Highway, Mrs. William B. Rayburn, Grandview Park, and George Redfern, South Main Street. She also is the proud grandmother of seven grandchildren.


Charles G.5 Southworth   was born April 13, 1913.  Charles died 1989 at 76 years of age.  He made a will Canandaigua, New York, June 18, 1948.  John Frederick Southworth, residing at 235 Center Street, Canandaigua, last will, bequeath to Mary R. Southworth, his present wife, and if she predecease him, he bequeath to Catherine Finagan, Margaret Rayburn, George Redfern, Charles Southworth, Francis Southworth, and Frederick Southworth.  

                              ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  June 28, 1929

St Mary's School Test Results for graduates, Charles Southworth  Christian Doctrine 89,  Spelling 85,  Geography 85, Arithmetic  96,  Grammar 87,  History 83,  Reading 88, Writing  86.

               Newspaper account in the ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday, November 30, 1945.

Captain Charles G. Southworth who enlisted in 1936, has joined his wife and daughter in Long Branch, N.J., after eight and one half years in the Army, which included three years overseas in the ETO and the Pacific Theaters. 

Francis W. Southworth was born 1915.  Francis served in the military 1937.  Spent seven and a half years in the service before being honorably discharged.  

                                  ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday, November 30, 1945

Pfc. Francis Southworth of College Point, formerly of Canandaigua, and his wife spent the weekend with his father, John Southworth, South Main Street. He enlisted in the Army in 1937 and has been honorably discharged after seven and one half years service, including 25 months in the European Theater. He holds several citations and battle stars for combat service. 

Zachariah1 Spangle was born Hopewell, New York December 1820.  This date and place is shown in his obituary. Zachariah died November 27, 1900 Canandaigua, New York, at 79 years of age.   

                      ONTARIO  COUNTY  JOURNAL November 30, 1900  PAGE 3  COL 6

 DIED       SPANGLE              At Canandaigua, November 27, 1900, Zachariah Spangle, aged 79 years, 11 months.

                                            SAME  PAPER PAGE  3  COL  5

                                              OBITUARY  SPANGLE

At his home on Clark Street on Tuesday evening occurred the death of Zachariah Spangle.  Death was due to fatty degeneration of the heart, and was very sudden.  Mr. Spangle had arisen from the supper table and had seated himself in an easy chair nearby, when he gasped and lapsed into unconsciousness.  Dr. James A. Hawley was hastily summoned and found only faint movement of the heart, which soon ceased.

Deceased was born in Hopewell 80 years ago next month, December 1820.  His life had been an active one. He conducted a hotel in Seneca Castle for about ten years. He later moved to Clifton Springs, and then to this village.

The great part of his active life was spent as a commercial traveler, having been on the road for some 32 years. During the past 15 years he had been engaged in the jewelry business with his son, Edward D. Spangle, of this village.

 Mr. Spangle was married three times, to Livina Hypolite, Amanda Dougan, and Myra Dibble respectively. Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Daniel I. Boswell, and Mrs. S. C. North, of this village, and three sons, Wilson J. Spangle, of Hopewell, and Edward D and W. M. Spangle, of this village.

The deceased had been actively engaged in business up to the time of his death, and his affable and kindly disposition surrounded him through his whole life with many congenial friends.

Edward D. Spangle and Matilda Gifford had the following children:

Ruth D.3 Spangle    was born Canandaigua, New York September 21, 1884.  Canandaigua Record number 236. Ruth died October 09, 1887 Canandaigua, New York, at 3 years of age.  Canandaigua, City Clerk record number 516.

                             ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday October 12, 1887

 DIED -  SPANGLE    In Canandaigua, October 9, 1887, Ruth D., only child of Edward D. and Matilda Spangle, aged 3 years, 17 days. 

Amasa B.1 Spencer   was born 1807.  Amasa died January 14, 1847 Canandaigua, New York, at 39 years of age. 

                      He married Patience Andrews .  Patience was born New York August 1812.  Patience was the daughter of Harris Andrews and Elizabeth Drake .  She married Jonas W. Wolverton 1851.  Patience died September 13, 1904 Canandaigua, New York, at 92 years of age. 

                ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Fri September 16, 1904 PAGE 3 COL 5

 WOLVERTON At Canandaigua, September 13, 1904, Mrs. Patience Andrews Wolverton, aged 92 years.

                                          SAME PAPER PAGE  2  COL  2

                                                DIED at NINETY TWO

Mrs. Patience Andrews, wife of Jonas Wolverton, died at her home south of the village on Tuesday having passed by a month and 4 days her 92nd birthday. Two years ago Mrs. Wolverton celebrated her 90th birthday and her activity of body and mind on that occasion was a subject of note. Mrs. Wolverton was the oldest member of the Methodist congregation, her relations with the church dating back to 70 years.

There survive besides the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Orgon of Naples, one sister Mrs. Lucinda Thwing of California, and one brother, Heman Andrews of this town. Rev. Dr. J. Wallace Webb officiated at the funeral services yesterday afternoon.

 Thomas Rush Dr. Spencer had the following child:

Kate2 Spencer .  She married Eugene Albion Ellis .   Eugene was born 1855.  Eugene was the son of Albion Ellis and Sarah Caroline Johnson .  He married 1st, an unknown person.  Eugene died February 21, 1902 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, at 46 years of age.

                          ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL February 28, 1902


ELLIS -   Major Eugene Albion Ellis, of the 13th United States Calvary, died Friday at the Army and Navy hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where he had been receiving medical treatment for Bright's disease since November. Failing eyesight compelled Major Ellis to leave Cuba last August and to come to New York, where physicians discovered that he was suffering from the dread disease.  He then obtained a four month's sick leave, and accompanied by his wife and little son, went to Hot Springs hoping to receive permanent benefit. 

Major Ellis was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Albion Ellis, and was born in Chapinville 46 years ago last August.  In his infancy his parents moved to this village. He was educated in the public school and the academy. While a student at the latter institution, in 1872, he was appointed to West Point Military academy through the influence of Congressman William H. Lamport.  He graduated in 1876 and joined the Eighth Calvary at Fort Clark, Texas. He served  as second and first lieutenant of the Eighth Calvary. 

In 1884 he received a detail at the West Point Military Academy in the department of modern languages, as assistant professor of French and English.  In 1889 he joined his regiment at Fort Meade, S. D., and took part in the Sioux Indian Campaign of 1890 91. He was promoted captain of G Troop of the Eighth Calvary in 1892, and Feb 28, 1901, was made major of the 18th Calvary.

During the Spanish war he served as post commander at Fort Niobrara, Neb., and later went with the army of occupation to Puerto Principe, Cuba.  After serving only a few weeks there with his regiment, he was called as collector of customs, captain of the port and American consul at Guantanamo, Cuba, where he was stationed when his health failed. 

The career of Major Ellis had been watched with deep pride and interest by his Canandaigua friends, among whom he had grown up and with whom he had always been a favorite.  His rapid promotion in the army testified to the high esteem in which he was held by his superiors. Major Ellis was the author of a Dictionary of French Slang.  In 1895, in competition with a large number of army officers, he won a gold medal for the best essay on, "Discipline in the United States Army."  

The deceased is survived by his wife who was Miss Kate Spencer,  the daughter of Dr. Thomas Rush Spencer, of Geneva, his mother Mrs. Albion Ellis, of this village, one daughter, Mrs. Thomas Truslow, of Guantanamo, Cuba, two sons, Eugene Alexander, and Hamilton Peyton, one sister, Miss Carrie Ellis, and one brother, Edson C. Ellis, both of this village. The remains reached Geneva on Monday afternoon, and were taken directly to the receiving vault at Glenwood Cemetery. In obedience to the request of the family there was no military display.



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