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Mary Ann Barnes2 Thornell was born in Pompton, Posaic Co., New Jersey August 01, 1829.  Mary died July 14, 1923 Bristol, New York, at 93 years of age. 

        ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday July 20, 1923 FRONT PAGE COL 6

SANDERS - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ann Thornell Sanders aged 93 years, the oldest resident of S. Bristol, were held at 3 o'clock Tuesday PM from her home in Bristol Springs. Rev. W. T. H. Bayford, pastor of the Naples M. E. church officiated. Burial was in Coye Cemetery.

Mrs. Sanders died Saturday night. She was the daughter of William and Elizabeth Barnes Thornell, pioneer settlers of New Jersey, and was born in Pompton, Posaic Co. New Jersey, on August 1, 1829. She married Mr. Jacob P. Sanders May 17, 1850 in Patterson, New Jersey. Six years later they made their home on a farm in Academy residing there until 1877 when they purchased the farm in Bristol Springs where she died. Mr. Sanders died June 1, 1904.

She is survived by four sons, Peter J. Sanders of Bristol Springs, with whom she resided, Edson Sanders of Rushville, and Jacob J. Sanders of Canandaigua, two daughters, Mrs. Anna E. Alford of Bristol Springs, and Mrs. J. H. Tuttle of Canandaigua, 10 grandchildren, 21 gr grandchildren.

                                         Her body was interred 1923 Bristol, New York, Coye Cemetery.

                            She married Jacob Peter Sanders in Paterson, New Jersey, May 17, 1850. Jacob was born 1821.  Jacob died June 01, 1904 South Bristol, New York, at 82 years of age. 

                   ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Fri June 3, 1904

DIED -    SANDERS     At South Bristol, June 1, 1904, Jacob Sanders, aged 82 years. 

 Luther1 Thwing  birth date unknown.    He married Lucinda Andrews February 26, 1843.  

                        ONTARIO MESSENGER March 15, 1843. 

Josephine B. Tiffany was born Naples, New York September 29, 1830.  Josephine died September 23, 1908 Canandaigua, New York, at 77 years of age.[i] [i]. Canandaigua City clerk death record number 4254.  

                   ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday September 25, 1908

DIED   -    CHILDS   At Canandaigua September 24, 1908, Mrs. Josephine Tiffany Childs, wife of George H. Childs, aged 78 years. Her body was interred 1908 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.   

                                   She married George H. Child Bristol Center, New York, July 04, 1848.   

                           Newspaper Article including their pictures honoring their sixtieth wedding anniversary.

                                                                       SIXTIETH  WEDDING  DAY

 George H. Childs and Wife of Canandaigua Received Congratulations on the anniversary of their Marriage. Canandaigua, N.Y., July 4, Congratulations on reaching the sixtieth anniversary of their marriage were received on Saturday, July 4th by Mr. and Mrs. George H. Childs, who reside on Tillotson Street, this village. The aged couple were united in marriage at Bristol Center, NY, which was the home of both on July 4, 1848.  The officiating clergyman was Rev. Stowe, pastor of the Congregational Church of Bristol Center.

The groom was in his twenty second year, and the bride in her eighteenth year at the time of their marriage. As a wedding journey the young couple came to Canandaigua, where a big balloon ascension by Thurston, a well known aeronant was scheduled. However this sight which was a wonderful one in those days, was denied the spectators as the wind blew the balloon against a tree just previous to letting go the ropes and tore the gas bag, thus preventing the ascent.  Mr. Childs was born in Bristol on December .

Levi H.7 Tiffany  was born Bristol, New York May 22, 1820.  Levi died January 02, 1878 West Bloomfield, New York, at 57 years of age.

                                   Ontario County Times, Page 2, June 5, 1878


 In West Bloomfield, January 2, 1878, at the residence of his son, George A. Tiffany, Levi Tiffany, in the 58th year of his age.

Brother Tiffany was born in Bristol, NY May 22, 1820. The early years of his life were spent with his parents in the town where he was born. In his boyhood days he was ever affable, unassuming and kind, traits of character which he ever cherished and possessed in the after years of his life. In his youth he toiled and labored with an earnest, manly zeal to assist his parents in accumulating a competency sufficient for their needs and comfort in the declining years of life.

When about twenty years of age he was converted to the Christian faith, and soon after united with the Methodist Episcopal church of Bristol Center, and from that time he remained a faithful, devoted and consistent Christian.

 He was united in marriage with Miss Betsey P. Child, September 20, 1842, with whom he enjoyed the most happy domestic relations to the close of his earthly life. He settled down in Bristol soon after his marriage, where he lived for about twenty three years, struggling with the realities and disappointments of life, and enjoying the society of early acquaintances and tried friends.

He entered the Sunday school as superintendent , when about twenty eight years of age, and remained in that position most of the time up to his death. He changed his residence from Bristol to East Bloomfield, which he did March 4, 1866. Soon after becoming a resident of E. Bloomfield he was chosen to superintend the M. E. Sunday school of that place, and although he remained in that town less than two years, he endeared himself to the Sunday school and people of that place.

He moved to the town of Richmond December 24, 1867, where he lived till the time of his death. Soon after taking up residence in Richmond he entered the Sunday school work with renewed zeal and energy, superintending two schools each Sunday. His body was interred 1878 Bristol Center, New York, Bristol Center Cemetery.

He married Betsy P. Childs Bristol, NY, September 20, 1842.  Marriage Record provided by Bristol Historian Helen Fox reads as follows, On the twentyeth day of September 1842 at the town of Bristol in the County of Ontario, Levi Tiffany and Betsey Child both of said town were married by me, and John Child and Cordelia Tiffany of the said town of Bristol were present as witnesses at the marriage. Abner Reed.

                                 Betsy was born Warren, Rhode Island December 20, 1819.  Betsy was the daughter of James Childs and Betsey Pettis .  Betsy died April 21, 1901 Allens Hill, at 81 years of age.  

                                 ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  April 26, 1901  PAGE  3  COL  6

TIFFANY -     At Allen's Hill, April 23, 1901, Mrs. Betsey Tiffany, aged 82 years.

                                                       ALSO SAME  PAPER

ALLEN'S   HILL Mrs. Betsey Tiffany died at the home of her son in law, M. D. Fisher, Tuesday morning aged 82 years.

            Betsey Tiffany was born September 09, 1848.  Betsey died June 25, 1886 Bristol, New York, at approximately 37 years of age. 

                                          ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday July 2, 1886

Last Saturday was held the funeral of Mrs. Burt Beach at Allen's Hill. Mrs. Beach was the daughter of the late Levi Tiffany, and sister of the late George Tiffany, all former residents of this town, and among its most respected inhabitants. Thus has her family of eight young children been bereft of a mother, her mother of an affectionate daughter, and one daughter only remains of Mrs. Tiffany's family. Kindly sympathies are tendered the friends in their great bereavement. 

George A.8 Tiffany was born Bristol, New York December 17, 1844.  George died February 10, 1885 West Bloomfield, New York, at 40 years of age.  His body was interred 1885 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.

                          He married Lucretia A. Kingsbury January 01, 1864.  Lucretia was born April 12, 1845.  Lucretia was the daughter of Henry Hampton Kingsbury and Linda Totman .  She married Elihu E. Briggs Honeoye, New York, April 07, 1886. 

                    ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  April 4, 1886

                      MARRIED       BRIGGS -  TIFFANY

In Honeoye, NY, April 3, 1886, by Rev. S. Mills Day, Mr. Elihu E. Briggs and Mrs. Lucretia A. Tiffany, both of Bristol, NY. Married by Rev S. Mills Day. Newspaper said they were married in Honeoye on April 3, 1886.

           Lucretia died August 27, 1919 Bristol, New York, at 74 years of age. 

            VICTOR  HERALD  August 29, 1919  PAGE  4

OBITUARY -   The death of Mrs. Lucretia Briggs occurred on Wednesday morning at the home of her son Levi Tiffany in the Southern part of the town. Mrs. Briggs who was in her 74th year spent the greater part of her life in this vicinity, and had lived in the village of E. Bloomfield for several years. She was a member of the Methodist Church, Ladies Aid Society, Steele Sunday School class, and Local Red Cross organization.

For the past year she had been in poor health, but her death came as a shock to her many friends. Mrs. Briggs was a true Christian, bearing with great patience and fortitude her ill health. All who knew her loved her remarkably sweet disposition.

She is survived by two sons, Arthur Tiffany of Canandaigua, Levi of this town, and several grandchildren. Funeral services held at the Methodist Church.

          Her body was interred Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery

 Carrie L. Tiffany was born September 09, 1880.  Carrie died January 23, 1886 Bristol, New York, at 5 years of age.   

              ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES February 3, 1886      PAGE  3

DIED  -  TIFFANY    In Bristol, January 25, 1886, Carrie L. Tiffany, only daughter of the late George A. and Lucretia A. Tiffany, aged five years, four months, and 19 days. 

Wilbur Levi9  Tiffany  was born East Bloomfield, New York July 17, 1867.  His obituary in newspaper said he was born in West Bloomfield. Wilbur died January 11, 1912 Canandaigua, New York, at 44 years of age.  Death occurred at Memorial Hospital due to Typhoid Fever.

              ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday January 12, 1912 PAGE  2  COL 5

 The death of Wilbur Tiffany occurred at Memorial Hospital yesterday morning, after an illness of nearly three months of typhoid fever. Mr. Tiffany was born in the town of West Bloomfield 44 years ago.

Besides his wife, who was Miss Ina Briggs, of Bristol, there survive four daughters, Misses Mildred, Hazel, Marian, and Lucille, two sons, Roland and Norman, all of Canandaigua, two brothers, Arthur, of East Bloomfield, and Levi, of Bristol. His mother, Mrs. Elihu Briggs, of East Bloomfield, also survives. His body was interred 1912 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery

                                 He married Ina Emeline Briggs June 23, 1887.  Ina was born Bristol, New York April 03, 1871.  Ina was the daughter of Elihu E. Briggs and Mary Ann Beach Johnson .  She married 2nd   James Simon Fogarty Canandaigua, New York, April 10, 1918.  Married by Rev. James T. Dougherty at St. Mary's Church.  

              ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Fri. April 12, 1918

                             FOGARTY   TIFFANY

The marriage of James Simon Fogarty and Mrs. Ina Emmeline Tiffany, both of Canandaigua, took place at St. Mary's rectory on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. James T. Dougherty performing the ceremony.  

          Ina died June 20, 1942 in Brockport, New York, at 71 years of age.  

              DEMOCRAT  and  CHRONICLE  June 22, 1942   PAGE  10

                          MRS. INA  T.  FOGARTY

Canandaigua,   Funeral services will be held at 2 PM tomorrow at 20 Atwater Place for Mrs. Ina Tiffany Fogarty, 71, Canandaigua resident who died suddenly Saturday in Brockport, where she was visiting a daughter, Mrs. Fred Cramer.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. 

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Cramer, Mrs. W. A. Ryan, and Mrs. Frank Andrews, Canandaigua, and Mrs.Clement Donoghue Rochester, also two sons, Policeman Rolland B. Tiffany, Canandaigua, and Norman Tiffany, Buffalo, nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.


Mrs. Ina Tiffany Fogarty, 71, of this city, died suddenly of a heart attack this morning in Brockport, where she was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Fred Cramer.  Born in Bristol, she had been a lifelong resident of Ontario County, more recently making her home with her daughter, Mrs. W. A. Ryan. 

 Survivors are four daughters and two sons, Mrs. Cramer, Mrs. Clement Donohue, Rochester, Mrs. Frank Andrews, Mrs. Ryan, and Patrolman Roland B. Tiffany, Canandaigua, and Norman Tiffany, Buffalo, nine grandchildren, and one gr grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 PM from the home of Mrs. Ryan, 20 Atwater Place, the Rev. Stephen S. Pratt, pastor of Chapin Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

          At 27 years of age Ina became the mother of Hazel Lucretia Tiffany Canandaigua, New York, August 22, 1898.  Record number 1531 at City Clerk Office. 

             ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  August 26, 1898 

 BORN  -    TIFFANY    At Canandaigua, August 22, 1898, to Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur L. Tiffany, a daughter.

             At 32 years of age Ina became the mother of Roland Briggs Tiffany Bristol, New York, August 03, 1903.  Record number 2025 at City Clerk Office.

                                                   Ontario County Times Wednesday August, 1903 

                                     BIRTH at Canandaigua, Aug 3, 1903 to Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Tiffany, a son.

Mildred Ann Tiffany was born New York December 15, 1893.  Mildred died September 14, 1973 at 79 years of age.  Her body was interred Evergreen Cemetery.  She married William Augustus Ryan Canandaigua, New York, February 06, 1918.[ii]  Took place at St. Mary's Church on Wednesday afternoon, performed by Rev. James T. Dougherty. [ii]. Record number 3965. Canandaigua City clerk office record number 316.

                    The ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL, Friday, February 8, 1918

Wedding notice was as follows, The marriage of William Augustus Ryan of Canandaigua, and Miss Mildred Ann Tiffany, daughter of Mrs. Ina E. Tiffany, Beeman Street, took place at St. Mary's church on Wednesday afternoon. Rev. James T. Dougherty performed the ceremony.

The groom's attendant was his brother, Emmett Ryan of Victor. Mr. and Mrs. Ryan left during the afternoon for a short Western trip. They will reside in Canandaigua.

         Hazel Lucretia Tiffany was born Canandaigua, New York August 22, 1898.  

                 ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  August 26, 1898

BORN   -  TIFFANY    At Canandaigua, August 22, 1898, to Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur L. Tiffany, a daughter.

                    She married Joseph Wright Canandaigua, New York, September 11, 1916.[iii] [iii]. Record number 3326.City clerk office record nuimber 231.

 ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday September 15, 1916  PAGE  5 COL  4    

                    MARRIED      WRIGHT  TIFFANY

At Canandaigua, September 11, 1916, Joseph Wright and Miss Hazel Tiffany, both of Canandaigua, at St. John's Rectory on Monday morning. Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord performed the ceremony.

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