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SOUTHWORTH - SPENCER
November 02, 1928 Syracuse, New York.
DAILY TIMES November 5, 1928
Former Chapin Girl Dies, Hit by Auto in Syracuse
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.
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.
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.
Frederick4 Southworth was born Manchester, New York December
08, 1887. John
died April 22, 1960 Canandaigua, New
York, at 72 years of age. He
MESSENGER April 25, 1960
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.
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.
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
Canandaigua, New York, June 05, 1912.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL June
SOUTHWORTH - REDFERN
At Canandaigua June 5, 1912, John Southworth and Miss Sarah Redfern,
both of Canandaigua.
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
died October 21, 1980
Canandaigua, New York, at 89 years of age.
CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER
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.
married 2nd Mary
in Erie, Penn., April 29, 1947.
was born in Galway, Ireland August 17,
1895. Mary was the daughter
of James Murphy
and Marie Burke
1st married Francis
Canandaigua, New York, June 29, 1916.[i]
Canandaigua City clerk office record number 220.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday May 2, 1947 PAGE
- Redfern At
Erie, PA, April 29, 1947, John Southworth and Mrs. Mary Redfern, both of
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday
June 30, 1916
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
Canandaigua, New York, April 28,
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday April
- REDFERN At Memorial Hospital April 28, 1925, to Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Redfern of Pleasant Street, a daughter. She came to the USA
MESSENGER January 25, 1957
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
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
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?
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
was born April 13, 1913. Charles
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
Mary's School Test Results for graduates, Charles Southworth
Christian Doctrine 89, Spelling
85, Geography 85, Arithmetic
96, Grammar 87,
History 83, Reading 88,
Newspaper account in the ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday, November
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.
was born 1915. Francis
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.
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.
JOURNAL November 30, 1900 PAGE
3 COL 6
At Canandaigua, November 27, 1900, Zachariah Spangle, aged 79
years, 11 months.
SAME PAPER PAGE
3 COL 5
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
and Matilda Gifford
the following children:
was born Canandaigua, New York September 21, 1884.
Canandaigua Record number 236. Ruth
October 09, 1887 Canandaigua, New York, at 3 years of age.
Canandaigua, City Clerk record number 516.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday October
DIED - SPANGLE In Canandaigua, October 9, 1887, Ruth D., only child of Edward D. and Matilda Spangle, aged 3 years, 17 days.
was born 1807.
died January 14, 1847
Canandaigua, New York, at 39 years of age.
was born New York August 1812.
Patience was the daughter of Harris Andrews
and Elizabeth Drake
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
SAME PAPER PAGE 2
DIED at NINETY TWO
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.
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
1855. Eugene was the son of Albion
an unknown person. Eugene
February 21, 1902 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, at 46 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL February 28, 1902
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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