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Harry Burton2 Sprentall  was born in Brighton, Canada May 29, 1884.  Harry died July 24, 1928 Canandaigua, New York, at 44 years of age.[i]  [i]. Canandaigua City Clerk Office record number 116, informant Guerney G. Engert.

                           ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri July 27, 1928  PAGE 5 COL 2

SPRENTALL At Canandaigua, July 24, 1928, Harry B. Sprentall, aged 44 years.  

                           ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri July 27, 1928 

                                     OBITUARY     SPRENTALL

The death of Harry Sprentall, aged 44 years occurred on Monday following a long illness. He is survived by three sons, Robert, Thomas, and Jack Sprentall, three brothers and two sisters, residing in Canada. Mr. Sprentall's wife, who before her marriage was Miss Marguerite Engert, died four years ago. Private funeral services were held at the home of John Engert with interment at Woodlawn.  

                        ONTARIO  COUNTY  TIMES  Wed. July 25, 1928

Harry Sprentall, aged 44 years, of this city, died at Memorial Hospital yesterday afternoon following a six weeks' illness.  He is survived by three sons, Robert, Thomas and Jack Sprentall, three brothers and two sisters, all residing in Canada, Marshall of Bridgeburg, Frank of Sterling, George of Trenton, Mrs. Simpson of Brighton, and Mrs. Alfred Rittorage of Toronto.

Mr. Sprentall's wife who was before her marriage, Miss Marguerite Engert of this city, died four years ago. Private funeral services will be held from the home of John Engert tomorrow afternoon. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery

                   He married Marguerite L. Engert Canandaigua, New York, August 26, 1912.

                                  ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Wed. August 28, 1912



The marriage of Harry Sprentall to Miss Marguerite Engert took place at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Engert, Buffalo Street, Monday afternoon. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. C. J. Clausen of New York, a former rector of St. John's church.

The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Mayme Engert, and the groom by his brother, Cortland Sprentall. Mr. and Mrs. Sprentall departed for a trip to Toronto and the Thousand Islands, and upon their return will reside in Canandaigua.

                              Marguerite was born Canandaigua, New York June 22, 1889.  Marguerite was the daughter of John George Engert and Louise Leiston .  Marguerite died February 25, 1924 Canandaigua, New York, at 34 years of age.   

                          ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE  February 27, 1924  

                             WOMAN DIES in CANANDAIGUA of SLEEPY SICKNESS

Canandaigua February 26, Lethargia encephalitis, or sleepy sickness last night caused the death of Mrs. Margurite Engert Sprentall, 31 years old.  She had been ill for two weeks.  Mrs. Sprentall was the wife of Harry B. Sprentall, West Gibson Street. Mrs. Sprentall became ill about two weeks ago.

Mrs. Sprentall is survived by her husband, three sons, Robert, Thomas, and John Sprentall, her father John Engert, one brother, Gurney G. Engert, and four sisters, Mrs. John Flood, Mrs. Edward Hanley, and Miss Lena Engert, all of Canandaigua, and Mrs. William Carroll of Geneva.

Funeral services will be held from the home Thursday afternoon.  Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord of St. John's Episcopal Church officiated. Burial will be made in Woodlawn Cemetery.

           At 28 years of age Marguerite became the mother of William Thomas Sprentall Canandaigua, New York, January 18, 1918.

                ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL January 25, 1918

 BIRTHS SPRINTALL  (sic)    At Canandaigua, January 18, 1918, to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sprintall, a son.

 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 Thomas won in 1934. His occupation was a Barber. Ed Hanley Jr. told me that Harry had a barber shop in the Old Webster House at one Main Street in Canandaigua.  In the 1925 Canandaigua Census he notes that he was naturalized in 1920.


William Thomas3 Sprentall  was born Canandaigua, New York January 18, 1918.   

               ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL January 25, 1918    

 BIRTHS -   SPRINTALL  (sic)   At Canandaigua, January 18, 1918, to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sprintall, a son.

                              He married Lillian Sivola in Forest Hills, Long Island, July 24, 1943. 

                                 ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL July 30, 1943   

                            WEDDING BELLS       SPRENTALL -   SIVOLA            

In St. Luke's Church, Forest Hills, Long Island, Saturday, July 24, took place the marriage of Miss Lillian Sivola, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. K. Robert Sivola, of Rochester, and W. Thomas Sprentall, of New York City, formerly of Canandaigua. Attendants were Miss Elsie Sivola and H. Robert Sprentall, sister and brother of the bride and bridegroom.

After a reception at the Hotel New Yorker, Mr. and Mrs. Sprentall left for a honeymoon at Nantucket, Mass.  They will be at home after August at Douglaston Parkway, L.I.   Mr. Sprentall is a graduate of Canandaigua Academy and Hobart College, and is now connected with Pan American Airlines.  Among the guests at the wedding was Miss Lena Engert of this city, aunt of the bridegroom.

                                     Lillian was born Rochester, New York May 04, 1917.  Lillian was the daughter of K. Robert Sivola .  Lillian died December 06, 1990 in Sarasota, Florida, at 73 years of age.  

              CANADAIGUA  DAILY  MESSENGER December 7, 1990

                           Lillian Sprentall VENICE  Fla     

Former Canandaigua resident Lillian Sprentall died yesterday, December 6, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was 73.   Mrs. Sprentall was born May 4, 1917, in Rochester, and moved to Florida from Canandaigua in 1981. 

Surviving are her husband, William Thomas Sprentall of Florida, three sons and daughters in law, William T. and Pam Sprentall Jr. of Canandaigua, John and Karen Sprentall of Middlesex, and Curtis and Pat Sprentall of Naples, four daughters and sons in law, Patricia and Robert Haggett of Victor, Meridith and Stanley Colwell of Lima, Tracey and Terry Penner of Clifton Springs, and Lisa and Ronald Youngjohn of Canandaigua, two sisters and a brother in law, Violet Foreman of Siesta Key, Fla, and Elsie and Gene Rash of Sarasota, Florida, and 11 grandchildren.

                  At 30 years of age Lillian became the mother of John Gray Sprentall Rochester, New York, April 29, 1948. 

               ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL May 14, 1948

BIRTH SPRENTALL   At Rochester, April 29, 1948, a son, John Gray, to Mr. and Mrs. W. Thomas Sprentall.   Mr. Sprentall is a former Canandaiguan.

                             ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL March 22, 1946  

                                        NEWS of MEN  WOMEN in UNIFORM

Lt. JG, W. Thomas Sprentall, on terminal leave after 18 months in the Pacific, joined his wife, and son, William Thomas Jr., here at their home in Buffalo Street. He saw his 15 month old son for the first time. After serving in the Hawaiian Islands, Lt. Sprentall spent nine months on Guam with the Asiatic wing of the Naval Air Transport service.


John M.3 Sprentall  was born Canandaigua, New York January 16, 1920.  John died July 14, 1992 Canandaigua, New York, at 72 years of age.

              CANANDAIGUA  DAILY  MESSENGER July  14, 1992

CANANDAIGUA John M. Sprentall   of Mason Street died today, July 14, at Thompson Hospital. He was 72.

Mr. Sprentall, a Canandaigua native, worked for more than 20 years in the International Division of Eastman Kodak Co.    He was a B 17 pilot with the Eighth Air Force Division in Europe during the World War II and a member of the American Legion.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Mary Gladding Sprentall, a son, and daughter in law, John and Mary Sprentall, of Webster, three daughters and a son in law, Mary Kornbau of Shortsville, Janet Delmore, of Canandaigua, and Jean and William Boyle of Canandaigua, a brother Tom Sprentall of Venice Florida, six grandchildren, and two gr grandchildren.  No prior calling hours. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

                                     He married Mary E. Gladding 1944.  Mary was born Honeoye, New York January 01, 1923.  Mary was the daughter of Herbert Gladding and Edna Mason .  Mary died June 14, 1997 Clifton Springs, New York, at 74 years of age.

                    CANANDAIGUA  DAILY  MESSENGER June 16, 1997

                         MARY SPRENTALL    CANANDAIGUA

Mary Sprentall, age 74, of Crimson King Drive, died June 14, 1997 at the House of John in Clifton Springs.  Mrs. Sprentall was born on January 1, 1923, in Honeoye, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert and Edna Mason Gladding.

The widow of John Sprentall who died in 1992. She is survived by a daughter and son in law, Mary and John Armstrong of Shortsville, a son, John E. Sprentall of Webster, daughters and sons in law, Janet and Keith Richardson of Dansville, Jean and William Boyle of Canandaigua, six grandchildren and her sister, Carol Riley of Rochester.  No calling hours. Graveside service at Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua with Rev. Lynn Spence officiating.

                        At 24 years of age Mary became the mother of John Edward Sprentall Canandaigua, New York, August 31, 1947. 

                             ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL September 12, 1947

BIRTH   - SPRENTALL  At F. F. Thompson Hospital, August 31, 1947, a son, John Edward, to Mr. and Mrs. John M. Sprentall, Mason Street.

                          ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday November 9, 1945  


1st Lt. John M. Sprentall, this city, has received his honorable discharge from the Army Air Forces as of October 17.  He and Mrs. Sprentall and their six months old daughter Mary Lee, are living in Rochester. Entering the service in May, 1942, Sprentall attained his first Lieutenancy in November 1944. He served seven months in the European theater with the 94th Bombardment Group of the Eighth Air Force.  He was pilot of a B 17 Flying Fortress, and earned the air medal with five clusters. 

Frank Standish   was born 1863.  Frank died March 18, 1936 Bristol Springs, New York, at 72 years of age.  He married Harriet Hemenway South Bristol, New York, November 22, 1888.

   ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL December 7, 1888

                        MARRIED      STANDISHBELL

At the residence of Charles G. Hemenway in South Bristol, November 22, 1888, by Rev. Millard, Frank Standish and Hattie Bell, both of South Bristol.

                           Harriet was born 1860.  Harriet was the daughter of Charles G. Hemenway and Harriett S. Davis .  Harriet died January 06, 1897 Bristol Springs, New York, at 36 years of age. 

               ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday Jan 15, 1897   COL  5

NAPLES -   Mrs. Harriet Hemenway Standish died at her home near Bristol Springs last Tuesday. Her newborn babe died also. Deceased was the wife of Frank Standish and sister of J. B. Hemenway of this town. She was 36 years old and left two children.

     ONTARIO COUNTY REPOSITORY and MESSENGER  Friday January 14, 1897  PAGE  8  COL 2 

BRISTOL  SPRINGS  Jan 12 Harriet, wife of Frank Standish, and only daughter of the late Chas. G. Hemenway, died in childbirth last Wednesday night, aged 36 years.  Rev. Anthony conducted the funeral at the church Saturday.  Mrs. Standish was highly respected, her husband and two small children survive.                                                          

                                                       ALSO  SAME  PAPER

STANDISH -       In South Bristol, January 6th, Harriet Hemenway, wife of Frank Standish, age 36 years.


Earl W.2 Stanley was born Canandaigua, New York 1882.   He married Lillian May Jopson Canandaigua, NY, April 26, 1906.[ii]  [ii]. Canandaigua City Clerk office record number 1651.

                                          Ontario County Journal, Fri April 27, 1906

                                         MARRIED    STANLEY - JOHNSON  

At Canandaigua, April 26, 1906, Earl Wayne Stanley and Miss Lillian May Jopson, both of Canandaigua.


 Nancy Pearce2 Stearns     She married Harley Edward Lovejoy Victor, New York, June 15, 1944. 

      ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday  June 30, 1944

                             LOVEJOY -  STEARNS

Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Nancy Pearce Stearns, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Irving P. Stearns of Victor, formerly residents of Canandaigua, and T4  Harley Edward Lovejoy, son of Mrs. Harley M. Lovejoy of Victor. 

The marriage took place Thursday afternoon, June 15, 1944, in the Victor Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Lee S. Hill, pastor officiating. The attendants were Mrs. Frederick Mace, sister of the bridegroom, and Earl McLaughlin.  T4 Lovejoy has returned to his post at Camp Chaffee, Ark., and his bride is at the home of her parents in Victor.                       

             VICTOR  HERALD  June 30, 1944


Miss Nancy Pearce Stearns, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Irving P. Stearns, and T 4 Harley Edward Lovejoy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harley M. Lovejoy were married Thursday afternoon, June 15, 1944, in the Victor Presbyterian church by the pastor, the Rev. Lee S. Hill. 

The attendants were Mrs. Frederick Mace, sister of the bridegroom, and Earl McLaughlin.  Harley has returned to Camp Chaffee, Ark., and Nancy is at home with her parents. 

Cora3 Steele  died October 28, 1949 in Batavia, New York.  She married Fred R. Appleton East Bloomfield, New York, January 13, 1897.  

              ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri. January 15, 1897  COL  5

                           EAST   BLOOMFIELD   

A social event of the New Year was the wedding last Wednesday evening of Fred R. Appleton and Miss Cora H. Steele. The ceremony was performed by Rev. M. Luther Stimson, pastor of the Congregational Church, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Steele, two miles East of the village. Nearly 100 guests partook of a wedding supper. They departed on the evening train for New York City. Their future home will be East Bloomfield.

                                       Ontario County Times, Wednesday, February 25, 1903, Page  2  Col  3

Appleton   -   Steele    At Canandaigua, February 17, 1903, Earl Appleton and Miss Agnes H. Steele, both of East Bloomfield.

                        Earl was born East Bloomfield, New York March 10, 1880.  Earl was the son of Robert Appleton and Frieda Beutler .  Earl died May 09, 1945 Centerfield, New York, at 65 years of age.

                                    ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL May 18, 1945

Funeral services for Earl R. Appleton, 65, who died Wednesday evening, May 9, 1945, at his home on the Centerfield road, were held from the home Saturday PM, the Rev. Walter Schaeffer Pastor of the East Bloomfield Congregational Church, officiating.

Besides his wife, Mrs. Agnes Steele Appleton, he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Fay Burlingham, and two grandsons, Gene and Vern Burlingham, Holcomb, also two sisters and five brothers, Mrs. Emmett Finagan of Hopewell, Mrs. George Cook of Rochester, Chester Appleton of Honeoye Falls, Harmon of Clifton Springs, Leonard of Holcomb, Walter of South Bloomfield, and Robert Appleton of Canandaigua.   

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