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TOUHEY - TURNER
was born 1877. Minnie
October 03, 1957 Canandaigua, New York, at 80 years of age.
ENTERPRISE October 9, 1957
Miss Minnie L. Touhey, 80, of 210 North Main Street, died last Thursday, October 3, at Cowles Nursing Home. Survivors are a nephew Walter T. Flynn and a niece Mary L. Flynn of Canandaigua. Burial in Calvary Cemetery.
was born 1881. Kathryn
died June 28,
1932 Canandaigua, New York, at 50 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES and
JOURNAL Fri July 1, 1932 PAGE 4
Katherine T. Flynn, wife of Thomas F. Flynn, died at her home in the
Imperial Hotel, Sunday afternoon, after a long illness.
her husband she leaves two sons and a daughter, Walter, George, and Mary
Flynn, her mother, Mrs. Mary Touhey and Miss Minnie L. Touhey, all
Canandaigua. Funeral services at
St. Mary's Church, with burial at Calvary Cemetery.
New York, April 04, 1910.
COUNTY JOURNAL April 8, 1910
FLYNN - TOUHEY
Francis Flynn, proprietor of the Imperial Hotel, and Miss Katerine
Elizabeth Touhey, were married at St. Mary's Church on Monday morning by Rev.
James T. Dougherty.
the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Touhey, on Saltonstall St.
Later Mr. and Mrs. Flynn departed for a wedding Journey to New
York City and the East. Among the
bride's presents was a check for 1000 dollars from her father.
SAME PAPER and PAGE
MARRIED FLYNN - TOUHEY At Canandaigua, April 4, 1910, Thomas Francis Flynn and Miss Katherine Gertrude Touhey, both of Canandaigua. Married by a priest named Rev. James T. Dougherty. Witnessed by John Tuohey and Muriel L. Tuohey.
E. Sr.2 Tracey was
born Ireland 1842. Owned a grocery
store on Main Street in Canandaigua, New York. William
died January 31, 1926 Canandaigua, New
York, at 83 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wed.
Feb. 3, 1926 Pg 5
Tracey, aged 83 years who had been a resident of this city practically his
entire life, died at his home on West Gibson Street Sunday morning following
several years of illness. He was a member of Canandaigua KOTM.
leaves two sons and five daughters, James D., of Buffalo, William Jr.
and Miss Isaphine of this city, Mrs. G. A. Brown of Hopewell, Miss
Katherine Tracey, Mrs. Ursula T. Edgett, and Mrs. Earl VanDenberg, all of
Rochester. Presbyterian Church service, Interment at Woodlawn. His
body was interred 1926 Canandaigua, New
York, Woodlawn Cemetery.
Ireland, 1861. Ursula
was born France March 12, 1845.
Her death record states that here birthplace was Ireland, which is where
her parents were also born. Ursula was the daughter of James Dukelow
and Susan Williamson
died April 12, 1920 Canandaigua,
New York, at 75 years of age.[i]
Canandaigua City clerk office record number 84 on Page 226 states that she lived
at 89 West Gibson Street, and the informant was Mrs. Ursula Edgett. Stated also
that she was married to William Tracey.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL April
16, 1920 PAGE 4 COL
Tracey at Canandaigua, April 12, 1920, Mrs. Ursula D. Tracey aged
75 years, wife of William Tracey Sr.
SAME PAPER PAGE
death of Mrs. Ursula D. Tracey aged 75 years, wife of William Tracey
Sr., occurred at her home on West Gibson Street early Monday morning. Death
was due to pneumonia and complications.
She leaves her husband, five daughters Mrs. G. A. Brown of Hopewell, Mrs. Ursula Edgett, Miss Katherine Tracey, and Mrs. Earl VanDenbergh of Rochester, Miss Isaphine Tracey of Canandaigua, William Tracey Jr. of Canandaigua, and James Tracey of Buffalo. Interment at Woodlawn.
Canandaigua, New York December 1874. She
married twice. She
New York, October 20, 1898.[ii]
Canandaigua City Records number 1002 at the City Clerk office. [iii].
Certificate of Record number 327, Canandaigua, NY. Witnessed by Isaphine Tracey
and Chester A. Prosser.; and Copy of Certificate of Marriage is on PG 2A in the
book, A Tree Trunk.
ONTARIO REPOSITORY and MESSENGER Thurs. October 27, 1898 PAGE 8
At Canandaigua, October 20th, Frank A. Edgett of Ferguson's
Corners, and Ursilla Tracey.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL October 21, 1898
EDGETT - TRACEY
At Canandaigua, October 20, 1898, Frank A. Edgett of Ferguson's
Corners, and Miss Ursilla Tracey of Canandaigua.
SAME PAPER PAGE
Frank A. Edgett of Ferguson's Corners, and Miss Ursilla Tracey, of this village, were married at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Tracey, 26 West Gibson Street, at 6 o'clock yesterday afternoon, in the presence of 75 relatives and friends. The ceremony was performed by Rev. C. H. Dickinson, the Episcopal service being used. The wedding march was played by Miss Agnes Stevens.
The house was trimmed throughout by autumn leaves. Miss Fannie Shannon of Rochester was maid of honor. She wore green organdie and carried pink roses. The best man was William Tracey, brother of the bride. The ushers were the Misses Katherine Tracey, Grace Blanchard, Jessie Foster, of this village, Miss Nettie Little of Binghamton, Miss Geraldine Bounds, of Shortsville, and Miss Elizabeth Clarke, of Rochester, all of whom were gowned in white.
bride's dress was white organdie over white silk, and she carried white roses.
After the wedding supper, the bride and groom left on the 8 o'clock train
for a two week's trip in the south after which they will be home at 28 Bristol
Street. He is an attendant at Brigham Hall.
in Benton, Yates Co., New York November 1869.
Ferguson's Corner was also listed as a birthplace. Frank was the
son of Erastus Edgett
February 01, 1918 Canandaigua, New York, at 48 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL February 8, 1918
At Canandaigua, February 1, 1918, Frank A. Edgett, aged 51 years.
- The death of Frank A. Edgett occurred
at his home on Catherine Street on Friday evening, from Brights Disease and
pneumonia. He had been in failing
health for some time and had been confined to the home for nine weeks.
at Ferguson's Corners 51 years ago. After
coming to Canandaigua he was employed as an attendant at Brigham Hall. About 20
years ago he became associated with the W. W. Wilcox grocery store and later
with the Tracey and Parmele grocery firm. He
was well known and was a citizen of the highest character, whose whole life was
upright and honorable in all things.
There survive his wife, Mrs. Ursula Tracey Edgett, and five sisters and a brother, Mrs. Lillie Allen and Mrs. Neva Scott, both at Ferguson's Corners, Mrs. Cora Chapman, of Reed Corners, Mrs. Minnie Link of Gorham, and Mrs. Mary Sweickard, of Rochester, and Clarence Edgett of South Bristol.
The funeral services were held at the home on Monday afternoon. Rev. C. Cleveland Baker pastor of the Presbyterian Church of which the deceased was a member, officiated. The Knights of the Maccabees, Tent No. 168 of which the deceased was a member attended the services. Interment at Woodlawn.
at his home on 53 Catherine Street from Brights disease and pneumonia. Born at
Fergusons Corners 51 years ago. Also employed at Brigham Hall as an attendant.
About 1898 he became associated with the W. W. Wilcox Grocery store and later
with the Tracey and Parmele grocery firm. When taken ill he was employed at the
A. B. Parmele store. He was survived by five sisters and a brother, Clarence of
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL June
Tracey, aged five years, son of William Tracey on West Gibson Street,
fell quite a distance while climbing in a barn last Sunday and fractured his
left arm. It was not supposed that the arm was fractured until Monday morning
when it was discovered that it had swollen greatly during the night and was
exceedingly painful. Dr. Warner was summoned, and with the assistance of Dr.
Hollenbeck the fracture was reduced and the little sufferer made as
comfortable as possible.
was born 1885. Listed in 1892 Canandaigua Census as age 7. Isaphine
January 02, 1948 Canandaigua, New York, at 62 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL January 9, 1948
At F. F. Thompson Hospital January 2, 1948, Miss Isaphine Tracey.
New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.
was born Canandaigua, New York March 15, 1887.
Listed in 1892 Canandaigua Census as age 4. Helen
August 30, 1960 in Irondequoit, New York, at 73 years of age.
DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE
- August 30, 1960, Helen T.
VanDenbergh of 82 Belmeade Road, Irondequoit.
She is survived by one son, William H. VanDenbergh, three
New York, February 21, 1912.[iii]
Canandaigua City Clerk office record number 1002.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Feb.
TRACEY - VANDENBERGH
residence of Mr. and Mrs. William Tracey, West Gibson Street, will be the
scene of a pretty home wedding, when at six o'clock this evening their daughter,
Miss Helen Thompson Tracey becomes the wife of Mr. Earl Fenton
VanDenbergh, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. VanDenbergh, of Victor. The Rev.
Guy L. Morrill will perform the ceremony in the presence of the relatives of
the bride and groom.
bride who will wear a gown of white Messaline trimmed with baby Irish lace, will
be attended by her sister Isaphine Tracey. The maid of honor will be
gowned in pale blue silk. Mr. Chester Parker of Victor will be the best
man and Miss Inez Benham will play the wedding march. The young couple
after the wedding trip will live in Victor.
VICTOR HERALD FRONT
PAGE March 1, 1912
pretty wedding occurred at 6 o'clock Wednesday evening at the residence of Mr.
and Mrs. William Tracey, No. 89 West Gibson Street, Canandaigua, when their
daughter Miss Helen Thompson Tracey, was married to Earl Fenton
VanDenbergh, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. VanDenbergh of this village. Rev.
Guy L. Morrill, pastor of the Canandaigua Presbyterian Church, performed the
ceremony, in the presence of a number of friends and relatives.
bride was attired in white messaline trimmed with baby Irish lace and was
attended by her sister, Miss Isaphine Tracey, as maid of honor.
She wore pale blue silk. The best man was Chester Prosser of this town.
As the wedding party took their places Miss Inez Benham of Canandaigua,
played the Lohengrin wedding march. The house was beautifully decorated with
carnations in a color scheme of pink and white.
a wedding supper, Mr. and Mrs. VanDenbergh left on an evening train for a
honeymoon trip. On their return they will reside here.
The following relatives from this town were among the guests, Mrs. H.
J. VanDenbergh, Mrs. D. F. VanDenbergh, Miss
Alta VanDenbergh, Mr. and Mrs. William Maltman, Mr. and Mrs. William Donovan,
and Mrs. D. F. VanZile, of Rochester, formerly of this town.
born January 20, 1888. The Victor
1900 Census shows his birth year as 1888, in the month of September. Earl
was the son of Henry Jenner VanDenbergh
20, 1960 in Irondequoit, New York, at 72 years of age.
DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE
- Entered into rest, January 20,
1960, Earl F. VanDenbergh of 554 Arnett Blvd.. He is survived by his wife, Helen T. VanDenbergh, one
son, William H. VanDenbergh, four sisters, Mrs. Ruth Estes, Mrs. Alta
Cuykendall, Mrs. Ruby Kesel, Mrs. Eva Erickson, three grandchildren.
He was a member of Trinity Methodist Church, and Milnor Lodge No. 139, F.
and A. M. Corbett Funeral
Home 109 West Avenue. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua, NY.
At 32 years of age Earl
the father of William Henry VanDenbergh
New York, November 15, 1920.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL
Friday November 19, 1920 birth announcement.
at Rochester, November 15, 1920, to Earl and Helen Tracey VanDenbergh, of
Rochester, formerly of Canandaigua, a son.
E. Jr.3 Tracey was
born Canandaigua, New York November 25, 1876.
died August 11, 1932
Canandaigua, New York, at 55 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Front
Page August 12, 1932
SUDDEN DEATH OF WILLIAM E. TRACEY IS SHOCK TO FRIENDS
supposed to be making good recovery from operation, appointed Postmaster in 1930
after long business career. The death of William E. Tracey, postmaster of
Canandaigua and long a figure in the business life of the city, occurred at the
Memorial hospital shortly before 2 PM Thursday, and came as a decided shock to
his associates and many friends. Mr. Tracey underwent an operation for appendicitis
Saturday, and was apparently making a good recovery when a cerebral embolism
ended his life.
Tracey was born in Canandaigua 55 years ago, the son of William and
Ursula Tracey. He received his education in the public schools and the old
Canandaigua Academy and began his business career as bookkeeper in the W. W.
Wilcox store. He later formed a partnership with Albert B. Parmele in the
grocery business and then opened a store of his own which he continued until
June 1931. Upon the death of Postmaster Edwin P. Gardner he was named as
acting postmaster and in January, 1930, received the appointment as postmaster.
was a member of the Merrill Hose Company and was vice president of the
Canandaigua Rotary Club, having been acting president for several weeks because
of the illness of the president William F. Lewis. He presided at the
meeting of the club, last Thursday noon.
his wife, Mr. Tracey is survived by one daughter, Miss Ursula Tracey,
four sisters, Misses Katherine and Isaphine Tracey, and Mrs. Helen
VanDenbergh of Rochester, and Mrs. Mary Brown of Hopewell, and a
brother James Tracey of Buffalo.
Macedon, New York, October 10, 1906.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Oct
- At Macedon, Oct. 12, 1906, William
Tracey Jr. of Canandaigua, and Miss Gertrude Phetteplace, of Macedon.
Tracey - Phetteplace
Tracey, Jr. and Miss Gertrude L. Phetteplace were married at the home of the
bride's father, Edward Phetteplace, at Macedon, on Wednesday morning at
11 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Tracey are now in New York City. The groom is a
member of the grocery firm of Tracey and Parmele, and his bride has been
employed as stenographer in the Lisk office. They will reside at 79 West Gibson
was born in Brighton, New York March 06,
1878. Gertrude was
the daughter of Edward R. Phetteplace
and Mary Elizabeth Beal
died April 20, 1962 Canandaigua, New
York, at 84 years of age.
MESSENGER April 20, 1962
MRS. WILIAM TRACEY
Gertrude L. Tracey, 84, of 40 Gibson Street, died today in Thompson
Hospital, where she had been a patient for 10 days.
She was born in Brighton, March 6, 1878, the daughter of the late Edward
and Mary Elizabeth Beal Phetteplace. She
was the widow of William Tracey, Canandaigua postmaster, who died in
1932. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, the Women's Auxilliary
and St. Catherine's Chapter of the church, and the Timely Topics Club.
is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Walter T. Flynn of Canandaigua, three
grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Harold G. Bacon, Canandaigua, Mrs.
John M. Bacon, Camden, NJ, and Mrs. Edwin B. Durfee of Rochester, a
brother Frederick R. Phetteplace, Daytona, Fla., two nieces and one
nephew. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
COUNTY JOURNAL Friday October 4, 1929
WILLIAM TRACEY IS ENDORSED FOR POSTMASTER
a meeting of the Republican City Committee held on Tuesday, William Tracey, grocer,
was endorsed for the appointment of Postmaster to succeed the late E P
Gardner. Charles Sackett, chairman sent the name of Mr. Tracey to
Congressman Taber for presentation to President Hoover.
is understood that whatever appointment is made, at this time, will be temporary
until examination can be made for a permanent postmaster. It is likely that this
will be held within the next months. It is expected that Mr. Tracey will
receive the permanent appointment. He had no opposition when the time came to
approve a candidate, other aspirants withdrawing from the race.
He was appointed Postmaster in Canandaigua in 1930.
was born 1912. Eursla
November 28, 1978 in Sarasota, Florida, at 66 years of age.
Walter Flynn, age 66, formerly of 58 Howell Street, died November 28, in
is survived by one son, Thomas T. Flynn, of Rittman, Ohio, 2 daughters, Mrs.
Arthur Barbara Emeneau of Winchester, Mass., and Mrs. Hanon Katherine
Russell of Milford, Conn., 5 grandchildren.
Burial Woodlawn Cemetery.
January 14, 1911. Walter was
the son of Thomas Francis Flynn
and Kathryn E.
June 08, 1969 at 58 years of age.
CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER June 10, 1969
OBITUARY - Walter T. Flynn
private Funeral service for Walter T. Flynn, 58, of 58 Howell Street,
will be held at the Kennedy and Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Woodlawn
Mr. Flynn died Sunday in Thompson Hospital. Survivors are his widow, Ursula Tracey Flynn, two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Barbara Emeneau of Melrose, Mass., and Miss Katherine C. Flynn of Canandaigua, a son, Thomas T. Flynn of Lakewood, Ohio, and a sister, Miss Mary L. Flynn, of San Francisco.
ONTARIO REPOSITORY November 20, 1810.
born Egremont, Mass 1775. Johannah
December 28, 1860 South Bristol, New York, at 85 years of age.
ONTARIO REPUBLICAN TIMES
Johanna Ingraham, age 85, South Bristol, December 28, 1860.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday
February 27, 1903
SPRINGS - John
Ricketson died at his home in this place on February 19. In April last he
suffered a severe stroke of paralysis from which he never fully recovered.
He was able to walk about and do some light work.
Mr. Ricketson was born in Dutchess County in July 1839, and came to
this town with his widowed mother when about 16 years of age.
after, he settled upon the farm where he had resided until recently. He had
served the town as justice of the peace for several years, and resigned that
office after the severe illness which overtook him the past season. He was
supervisor for two terms during the eighties. The deceased was a member of the
Society of Friends, and although like the sect to which he belonged, he was not
demonstrative, his quiet and abiding faith in a Higher Power was evident to
those who associated with him. He
had been a member of Canandaigua Lodge No. 294, F and A M, for many years. As a
citizen, a public benefactor, and a kind and sympathetic neighbor, he will be
sadly missed in this community.
A wife and one son, Henry Ricketson, and two daughters, Mrs. O. B. Roper, of East Bloomfield, and Mrs. W. C. Hemenway, of this place, survive him. The funeral was held at the church on Saturday, Rev. Peter McKenzie officiating. The attendance was large and included life long acquaintances from this and surrounding towns. The interment was in the Coye Cemetery.
was born 1903. Gladys
1970 at 67 years of age. Her
interred 1970 Victor, New York, St. Patrick's Cemetery.
York, November 25, 1929.
HERALD Friday November 29,
1929 Front Page
RYAN - TURNER
Gladys Turner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Turner, and Howard
Ryan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ryan, were united in marriage at St.
Patrick's Church in this village at eight o'clock, Monday morning, November
25th, Rev. J. W. E. Kelley officiating.
bride was gowned in brown chiffon with hat to match and carried a bouquet of
bronze chrysanthemums. Her sister, Miss Crystal Turner, who acted as
bridesmaid, wore a green chiffon with hat to match and carried pink
chrysantemums. A wedding breakfast was served to the members of the
two families at the Green Lantern Inn in Fairport.
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan left for a trip to Detroit, and upon their
return they will live in Rochester.
born Eddystone, Ontario, Canada January 22, 1885.
Thomas was the son of Alexander Coffee
and Mary Eddy
July 02, 1958 Fairport, NY, at 73 years of age.
Thomas G. Coffee, Former Resident North Bloomfield, Dies
former resident of North Bloomfield for many years, was summoned to rest
unexpectedly on Wednesday of last week, July 2, 1958, when Thomas G. Coffee suffered
a fatal heart attack in his yard at 1839 Turk Hill Road, Fairport.
The 72 year old man was working among his garden flowers when the end
Coffee was a brother of Mrs. Horace F. Chambers of Ideson Road, North
Bloomfield, who survives with other family members.
Last rites for the deceased were held Saturday morning in the Emery
Funeral Home, Fairport, and interment was made in White Haven Memorial Park. A Masonic service was held in his honor on Friday evening.
in Eddystone, Ontario Canada, to Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Coffee, he was
one of a family of three daughters, and five sons.
The Coffees located in North Bloomfield while their children were
young, and continued to live there as the girls and boys matured and established
families of their own.
sister, Mrs. Chambers of the local neighborhood, and three brothers, William,
Fred, and Roscoe, all of Rochester, remain.
A graduate of Syracuse University, Mr. Coffee was a successful
teacher for many years in Livingston and Herkimer counties before locating in
was a superintendent of schools for 26 years, retiring in 1951. Known as an able
educator, he was recalled to the teaching field to serve for a year as
instructor in business administration at St. John Fisher College, but ill health
caused his retirement months ago. Interested
in many public activities, Mr. Coffee was deacon leader in Raymond
Baptist Church where he taught the Men's Class. He was a past Master of Fairport
Masonic Lodge, and had keen interest in civic and public affairs.
with the wife, are five daughters, the three brothers, nine grandchildren, and
several nieces and nephews.
Newspaper editorial published c. July 10, 1958 upon the death of Thomas
Cause for Mourning - The
community lost one of its finest citizens last week as Thomas G. Coffee
completed his span on earth; a span filled with both triumphs and heartaches and
a life dedicated to the welfare of this town.
Coffee will be remembered for many things as he was a man of many parts. As
an educator, he was a devoted servant of young people. Many students determined
to "chuck it all and go to work" were deterred by the friendly counsel
and interest of Tom Coffee, teacher and school superintendent. The
successes of many of these young people in after life was always a source of
great satisfaction to him.
was democratic by nature and Democratic by conviction. A keen student of
politics, he was a firm believer in fair play and the occasional new broom.
Tom's personal effort and door to door canvass made possible the election of the
Citizen-Democratic party in the last mayoralty election. Citizens of all
political faiths had confidence in his judgments and the accuracy of his facts.
The conduct of affairs by the present village administration is a worthy
confirmation of the convictions he so ably sold.
perhaps the greatest attribute was in his role as ordinary citizen, as husband
and father, and friend and fellow villager. Tom served on anything he was
asked to and discharged his tasks without fanfare. Even in adversity, he never
lost his priceless sense of humor, nor bore he malice for anyone. He had a
philosophy of life that all should strive to emulate. Optimistic, sprightly and
devoted, he lived his life to the fullest, making friends wherever he went.
The community will long mourn Tom Coffee. As the kids he loved so well would say, he indeed was "the greatest".
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