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TALMADGE - THOMPSON
Charlotte E.2 Talmadge was born 1845.
born May 10, 1839. Andrew was
the son of Andrew Rowley
and Sarah F.
October 25, 1907 Victor, New York, at 68 years of age.
COUNTY JOURNAL Friday
November 1, 1907
at VICTOR NY October 25, 1907 A. Bigelow Rowley, aged 68
- Funeral services of Andrews
Bigelow Rowley were held on Sunday afternoon at the home of his son,
Frank. Rev. Loren Stiles of the Methodist Church and Rev. W. Hill of
the Presbyterian Church officiated.
The interment was made in the Village Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife and two sons, Frank T. of this village,
and Edmund L., of Joliet, Il. He
was 68 years of age. Death was caused by paralysis.
interred 1907 Victor, New York, Victor Village Cemetery.
was born December 17, 1914. Frances
10, 1993 Rochester, New York, at 78 years of age.
and CHRONICLE Wednesday
Page 2B August 11, 1993
Frances M. Tascione - August 10, 1993, Predeceased by her husband, Charles A. Gleichauf. Survived by her sons, Charles M. Kathleen and John D. Patricia Gleichauf, grandchildren, Thomas, Suzanne, Caroline and Kevin, her brother, Arthur Tascione, her sister, Catherine Novelin, many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass at Holy Cross Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
and Abigail Burt
had the following
was born Bristol County Mass 1734.
January 1818 Bristol, New York, at approximately 83 years of age.
Ontario Repository February 10, 1818.
Her body was interred 1818 Bristol, New York, Vincent Hill Cemetery.
was born in Phelps, Ontario County, New York 1818.
died February 03, 1881 Hopewell, New York,
at 62 years of age.
ONTARIO REPOSITORY and MESSENGER CANANDAIGUA Thursday
February 10, 1881 PAGE 3
In Hopewell, February 3rd, 1881, Giles Thompson, aged 63 years.
body was interred 1881 Hopewell, New York,
E. Thompson was born 1858. Richard
October 13, 1902 Hopewell, New York, at 44 years of age.
Hopewell Clerk office record number 531.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday
October 17, 1902 PAGE 3
DIED - THOMPSON
At Orleans, October 13, 1902, Richard E. Thompson, aged 44 years.
Richard E. Thompson, who
resided with William Sheckels, committed suicide by shooting himself in
the head with a revolver on Monday afternoon. The deceased was 44 years of age,
and had always resided in this vicinity. A
note was found after his death, stating that he had nothing to live for.
The funeral was held on Wednesday morning.
Interment was in the Hopewell Sand Hill Cemetery.
N.2 Thompson was
born New Hampshire 1834. This place
of birth is given in the 1850 Hopewell Census, line 258. Francis
died March 04, 1912 Hopewell, New York,
at 78 years of age.
TIMES Wednesday March 6, 1912
Francis N. Thompson, aged 77 years, died on Monday evening at the home of
his nephew, Oscar Thompson, in Hopewell.
Mr. Thompson was a civil war veteran having served in Co. K. 148th
New York, from August 1862 until June 22 1865, when he received honorable
He leaves one son, William Thompson, of Canandaigua, and a daughter, Mrs. Harriet Rowman of Junius, NY. The funeral will be held from the Thompson home in Hopewell this afternoon. Herendeen Post of Shortsville will be in charge of the funeral and the interment will be in Hopewell Cemetery.
was born Canandaigua, New York September 1854.
died May 22, 1942 Canandaigua, New
York, at 87 years of age.
THOMPSON PROMINENT HERE
DIES SUDDENLY May 22, 1942
T. Thompson, 88, highly respected and prominent citizen and business man in
Canandaigua for a long period of years, died at his home in Scotland Road last
night of a heart condition, after an illness of three days.
Mr. Thompson, identified with the business life of the community
for over a half century, was one of the best known of Canandaigua's citizens,
having been engaged in the lumber and coal business.
in Canandaigua in 1854, he attended grade schools and Canandaigua Academy.
When 14 years of age, while still in school, he took a job in the sash
and door factory of S. S. Burgher established on the present site of the
residence of Dr. Frank A. Brockmyre, Chapin Street.
It was there that he learned the elements of the business which he has
those early days of Mr. Thompson's beginnings, workers served their
apprenticeships with the result that for three months he worked after school
hours without compensation. Thereafter he received 37 and a half cents a day for
the ensuing three years, when he concluded his school work and began his full
time employment with Mr. Burgher. Six
years later, in 1876, Mr. Thompson entered into partnership with Mr.
Burgher, and three years later was able to buy up complete control of the
business, which a year later he moved including the buildings to the present
site in Bemis Street.
In 1881 Canandaiguans saw him established in the general lumber business and in 1890 he became one of the leading coal distributors in the city. BUYS MEXICAN LAND In 1901, in partnership with William Crawford of New York, a member of the firm of Simpson and Crawford, and Alexander Grieve of Canandaigua, Mr. Thompson went to Mexico and although used to the temperate climate and the conveniences and comforts of civilization, traveling by mule and Indian canoe into the backland jungles, they bought 15, 000 acres of land and soon had under cultivation 300 rubber trees.
accounts of Mr. Thompson's journeys into the jungles of southern Mexico,
once the home of the ancient Maya Indians, and the area in which the ruins of
their majestic civilization are still being studied today, is a story in itself.
For 12 years the development of the rubber plantation was carried forward
successfully while the business in Canandaigua continued to thrive and then Mr.
Thompson grasped another opportunity, and again he turned to an entirely new
the cooperation of his two partners, he sold some of the land in Mexico, and
traded the rest for 3000 acres of land in the then growing San Fernando Valley
in California. This land later was profitably sold in small parcels for building
purposes and today it is completely enveloped in the flourishing city of Los
EARLY VILLAGE TRUSTEE
Thompson has been identified with many of the civic organizations formed in
Canandaigua during his lifetime. Fifty
years ago he was serving as a trustee of Canandaigua Village when the electric
fire alarm system was first installed. He
was also a member of the Masonic Lodge, receiving a 50 year medal in June 1936
from the Grand Lodge for a consecutive membership over a half century.
also served as an officer of St. John's Church for many years. Surviving are his
widow, Jessie Grieve Thompson, three sons, Arthur E., Alexander G.
Thompson, Canandaigua, and Carl of Southern Pines, NC, two daughters, Mrs. J.
William Jenkins, and Miss Jeska Thompson, all of this city. Also a brother N.
Watson Thompson. Woodlawn
He married twice. He
became the mother of Arthur E. Thompson
New York, February 1882.
Canandaigua, New York, December 25, 1895.[i]
Canandaigua City Clerk office record number 837.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wed
January 1, 1896 PAGE
3 COL 4
high noon on Christmas Day, 1895, occurred the marriage of Miss Jessie, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Grieve, to George T. Thompson, one of
the solid businessmen of Canandaigua. The nuptial know was tied by Rev. J. J.
Lawrence at the home of the bride's parents, 32 Chapin Street, in the
presence of immediate friends and relatives.
will return to reside on Hubbell St. Received a valuable bracelet studded with
pearl and rubies, the gift of Scotland relatives of the bride, and a Steinway
piano from the latter's parents. Out of town guests, Miss Jessie Grieve,
of Rochester, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Bareham, Palmyra, John Grieve,
Syracuse, Miss Anna E. Grieve of Pembroke, Canada.
was born in Palmyra, Wayne Co.,
New York March 15, 1874. Jessie
was the daughter of Alexander Grieve
and Jane Rannie
died October 03, 1950 Canandaigua, New
York, at 76 years of age.
DAILY MESSENGER October 6,
Mrs. Jesse G. Thompson, 76, Dies Tuesday.
Jessie Grieve Thompson, 18 Scotland Road, one of Canandaigua's best known
residents, died early Tuesday morning after a long illness.
She was 76. Mrs. Thompson
had been in failing health for the past two years and had been under the
care of a nurse for the past eight weeks.
Mrs. Thompson's requests private services were held on Tuesday, the day of her
death, at her home. Rev. Hardy Lumb, pastor of the First Presbyterian
Church of Clyde and former co pastor of the Federated church here, officiated.
The body was cremated.
Thompson was born in Palmyra, March 15, 1874, a daughter of Alexander and
Jennie Rannie Grieve. Alexander Grieve was a Scotsman who came to this
country in about 1866. His wife was
English. She came with her parents to this country also in the late 1860's.
The Grieve family moved to Canandaigua in the late 1870's and Alexander Grieve established his bakery and cracker business on Main Street at this time. Mr. Grieve was a prominent businessman here for years. Mrs. Thompson was educated at Granger Place school, and at the New York Conservatory of Music. She had an unusually fine soprano voice. She sang in choral groups in New York City, was a member of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian church choir, and sang at the formal dedication of Grant's Tomb in New York City in April 1897. Later she was a member of the choir of the First Presbyterian church here for 25 years, and was associated with various choral groups in this city.
Thompson was the widow of George T. Thompson, for half a century one
of Canandaigua's leading merchants. They
were married in the late summer of 1897. Mr. Thompson died May 22, 1942,
at the age of 88. He had been
associated with the lumber and building supply business since he was 14 years of
age. In 1876 when he was 22 he
entered into partnership with S. S. Burcher.
In 1880 he bought sole control of the business and moved it to the Bemis
Street site where it has since been located.
Thompson had been married previously, his first wife being a member of the
pioneer Parrish family. Jasper Parrish came to Canandaigua in 1791, representing
the state of New York in land negotiation with the Indians in the Genesee
country. Surviving Mrs. Thompson
are her sons, Alexander G. and Arthur E. Thompson, who now operate the
George T. Thompson Sons, Inc., lumber business.
Carl G. Thompson, Winston Salem, NC, and two daughters, Mrs. J.
William Jenkins, Canandaigua, and Mrs. Jeska T. Wescott, Los Angeles,
Cal. There is also one sister, Mrs.
George D. Wood, this city, six grandchildren, and eight gr grandchildren.
At 36 years of age Jessie
became the mother of Jesha G. Thompson
Canandaigua, New York, March 21, 1910.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL March
25, 1910 PAGE 5.
At Canandaigua, March 21, 1910, to Mr. and Mrs. George T. Thompson,
COUNTY TIMES September 12, 1928
George T. Thompson entertained at dinner at the Wenna Kenna tea room, east
lake shore, on Thursday evening, followed by the showing of moving pictures of a
hunting trip in Africa by George B. Sage of Rochester, at the Thompson
cottage, Out of Season's Inn.
At 55 years of age George
became the father of Jesha G.
Canandaigua, New York, March 21, 1910.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL March
25, 1910 PAGE 5.
At Canandaigua, March 21, 1910, to Mr. and Mrs. George T. Thompson,
was born Canandaigua, New York October 21, 1898.[ii]
New York, June 18, 1921. Edith
Brooklyn, New York 1901. Edith is
the daughter of Charles Raines
Canandaigua City Clerk office record number 1554.
a November 1922 newspaper article is a picture of him, and the article is as
follows. One doesn't have to possess a physiognomy classified as brand new to
enable one to jimmy his way into this column. One has to scramble some to happen
onto new faces that are destined to become permanent fixtures, but stumbling
onto lively young men who are carving their high niches in this prospector's
paradise comes wasy to the initiated. That's why Alexander G Thompson's
pleasant physiog is adorning the top of this jumble of innocent words. Thompson
is making more dough on our main stem than any of the banking gents, but
maybe that's because he is in the baking business.
was born in Canandaigua, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George T. Thompson. He
attended the grade schools here, then going to the Mohigan Lake Military School,
where he finished in 1916. Next he entered up at Amherst and was going strong
there, with a years and six months to his credit, when some bristly gent in
Europe unleashed the pups of war.
he had received long training in the military school, Thompson longed for
the free and easy life of the sea and it was to this branch of service that
turned when Unky Sam announced to the upset world that he was going to mix in
the foreign brawl. Thompson enlisted as a first class seaman which wasn't a hard
thing to do when one considers that he is made of just the proper stuff that
goes to place American sea fighters at the head of a long procession of Neptune
entries. Down through the trying days of the way Thompson and the navy were well
nigh inseparable and by degrees he advanced to the rating of a first class
bosn's mate. He was ordered to sea many times, but the farthest he got was in
and out of New York's busy harbor where he was detailed on service that was most
exciting and responsible.
le guerre was given its quietus in November of 1918, Thompson wasn't relieved of
his duties until January, 1919, when he returned to good old Canandaigua and
prepared for a long life enlistment in the business army.
To brush up on his p's and q's he took a short course at the R. B. I. and
then purchased the bakery business in Main Street operated by Alex Grieve and
Company. Thompson has been busily engaged in that well known pastime of
making dough ever since, but he has found time to play prominent parts in events
of importance transpiring in the city. He is a Rotarian, a Mason, and an active
member of St. John's Church.
In a January 1923 Ontario County Times there is a picture of Alexander, and a story saying he is a well known Canandaiguan, who sold his bakery to W. G. Brewer and Company, and will be identified with his father, George T. Thompson and his brother, Alderman Arthur E. Thompson in their extensive lumber and coal business.
was born Canandaigua, New York June 29, 1906.
Canandaigua City Clerk record number 6063. She
William Jr. Jenkins
New York, August 12, 1928.
COUNTY JOURNAL Friday August 17,
When Miss Leora Elaine Thompson Was Married To John William
summer home of Mr. and Mrs. George T. Thompson on the east lake shore was
the scene of a charming wedding on Saturday afternoon when their daughter, Miss
Leora Elaine Thompson was married to John William Jenkins Jr., son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Jenkins, of this city. The spacious living room was
profusely decorated with the seasonable flowers, the ceremony being performed by
Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord, D. D. before an embankment of palms and tall
baskets of vari colored gladioli.
Helen Thompson, niece of the bride, played the wedding music and Stuart
Gracey, of Geneva, sang "At Dawning" during the ceremony.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of white embroidered
canton crepe with a white transparent hat.
was attended by her sister in law, Mrs. Alexander G. Thompson, as matron
of honor, Miss Jeska Thompson as bridesmaid,
and her niece Edith Elaine Thompson, as ring bearer, all of
Canandaigua. Mrs. Thompson was attired in white and carried pink roses.
was served at Wenna Kenna tea room, on the east lake shore. Covers were laid for
50 guests at a long table centered with bowls of pink roses, maiden hair, fern
and gypsophilia and lighted with tall pink tapers.
and Mrs. Jenkins are on a motor trip to the Adirondacks and Thousand Island
and after September 1 will be home at 59 Howell Street. Mr. Jenkins is
associated with his father in the firm of Jenkins Stores, Inc., clothiers and is
manager of the local store. He was graduated from Canandaigua Academy in 1922,
and studied at Hamilton College.
His bride attended the Cathedral School of St. Mary at Garden City, LI, and was graduated from the Emma Willard School at Troy in 1926.
was born Canandaigua, New York March 21, 1910.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL March 25, 1910 PAGE 5.
BORN - THOMPSON At Canandaigua, March 21, 1910, to Mr. and Mrs.
George T. Thompson, a daughter. She
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