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Robert Ronald Hanley Sr.
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was born in Schuyler County, New York August 28, 1859.
November 16, 1949 Canandaigua, New York, at 90 years of age.
ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and
CHRONICLE November 17,1949 PAGE
Canandaigua - Mrs. Harriet J. Gifford, 90, oldest member of Chapin
Methodist Church, died unexpectedly yesterday, November 16, 1949, at the home of
a son, R. Leslie Gifford, North Road, Canandaigua RD 4.
Canandaigua - Mrs. Harriet J. Gifford, 90, oldest member of
Chapin Methodist Church, died unexpectedly yesterday, Nov 16, 1949, at the home
of a son, R. Leslie Gifford, North Road, Canandaigua RD 4. Mrs.
Gifford, widow of Charles Gifford, was born August 28, 1859, and had
always been a resident of New York State. Her parents were the late Alfred
and Mary Dean VanGelder. She
lived in this vicinity many years and was active in church affairs until her
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. H. C. Porreca, West Henrietta, two sons, R. Leslie Gifford, Canandaigua Town, and A. Morris Gifford, Canandaigua City, two brothers, J. Edgar VanGelder, California, and B. Emerson VanGelder, Wilmington, Del., also four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
services will be held tomorrow in the Kennedy Funeral Chapel, this city, with
the Rev. Robert Green, Chapin, and the Rev. Lloyd V. Moffit,
Canandaigua, Methodist pastors officiating. Burial will be Woodlawn Cemetery,
York, April 05, 1893.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES, April 26, 1893
GIFFORD - VANGELDER
In Rochester, April 5, 1893, by the Rev. Peter Lindsley, Charles
Gifford, of Canandaigua, and Miss Harriet VanGelder, of Chapinville,
ONTARIO REPOSITORY and
MESSENGER Fri. April 7, 1893 PAGE 2
GIFFORD VANGELDER - At
Rochester, Wednesday April 5, 1893, by Rev. Peter Lindsay, Charles Gifford
of Canandaigua, and Miss Harriet VanGelder of Chapinville.
in Pittstown December 1851. Charles
was the son of Nathaniel A. Gifford
12, 1926 Canandaigua, New York, at 74 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Page 4
and Page 5
Gifford at Canandaigua April 12, 1926
Gifford, age 75 years. - The
death of Charles Gifford aged 75 years, a retired farmer, occurred at his
home on Granger Street Monday PM following a long illness. Mr. Gifford
was born in Rensselear County, coming to Canandaigua when about 14 years old.
is survived by his wife, Hattie VanGelder Gifford, two sons and a
daughter, Leslie and Morris Gifford and Miss Mabel Gifford of this city,
also by two sisters, Mrs. Charles Keene and Mrs. Alonzo Mabbett of
Rochester. Burial in Woodlawn.
Obituary - Canandaigua
"Charles Gifford, aged 75 years, retired farmer, died at his
home in Granger street this afternoon following a long illness.
He was born in Rensselaer County and came to Canandaigua when about 14 years of age. He leaves his wife, two sons and a daughter, Leslie and Morris Gifford and Miss Mabel Gifford of this city; also two sisters, Mrs. Charles Keene and Mrs. Alonzo Mabbett of Rochester." The other one says "Funeral services for Charles Gifford, who died at his home in Granger street yesterday afternoon, will be held from the residence tomorrow at 2:30, Rev. Stephen S. Pratt, of the Methodist church, officiating. Interment in Woodlawn cemetery."
was born May 29, 1863. Fred
December 30, 1916 Willmington, Delaware, at 53 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri.
January 5, 1917 PAGE
1 COL 2
- J. Fred VanGelder passed away suddenly at his home in Wilmington,
Delaware on Sunday of appendicitis.
leaves his wife who was Miss Emma Moss of Canandaigua, two sisters and
three brothers, Mrs. Charles Hathaway, B. Emerson VanGelder, and Edgar
VanGelder, of Wilmington, and Mrs. Charles Gifford, and G. B.
VanGelder of Canandaigua.
born in Hamburg, Germany November 27, 1864.
Emma was the daughter of Frederick Moss
28, 1944 Canandaigua, New York, at 79 years of age.[i]
Canandaigua City clerk office record number 18 on Page 59, stated that she was
widowed, husband was Fred VanGelder, and that burial would be in Silverbrook
Cemetery in Wilmington, Deleware. The informant was Mary E. Cole of Chapin, New
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL
OBITUARY - VANGELDER
Emma Moss, VanGelder, 79, Wilmington, Del., died Friday, January 28, 1944,
in the Canandaigua Health Home, where she had been a patient for two months. Born in Germany, she came to this country with her parents
when a child and spent her childhood in Canandaigua. She leaves only nieces and
a nephew in Ohio.
Following a brief prayer service at the Ahrens and Breen funeral home, Friday evening, conducted by the Rev. Stephen S. Pratt, the remains were taken to Wilmington Del., for funeral services and burial in Silverbrook Cemetery, that city.
VanGelder was born Pine Bank,
New Jersey May 21, 1834. William
died September 01, 1922 at 88
years of age. His
body was interred September 05, 1922 in
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, Wood National Cemetery.
Van Gelder, William S, d. 09/01/1922, CORPL CO I 1ST NY INF,
Plot: 24 14, bur. 09/05/1922,
Byron4 VanGelder was
born Monterrey, New York December 25, 1857.
died September 07, 1941 Clifton
Springs, New York, at 83 years of age.
He married twice.
Chapinville, New York, January 26, 1879.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday January 31, 1879 Page 2 Col 7
- VanGelder Wheatley in
Chapinville on Sunday evening January 26th 1879 by Rev.
L. T. Hawkins, Mr. George B. VanGelder and Miss Libbie Wheatley.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES January
29, 1879 PAGE 2 COL
-VANGELDER - WHEATLEY
At the Methodist Episcopal church, in Chapinville, on Sunday evening,
January 26th, 1879, by the Rev. L. T. Hawkins, Mr. George B. VanGelder
and Miss Libbie Wheatley.
was born Manchester August 10,
1856. Elizabeth was
the daughter of William Wheatley
and Mary Ann Romans
died March 13, 1922 Canandaigua,
New York, at 65 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wed.
March 22, 1922 PAGE
3 COL 5
VANGELDER - At Canandaigua March 13, 1922, Mrs. Elizabeth W.
VanGelder aged 65 years, wife of George B. VanGelder.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday March 17, 1922
PAGE 5 COL 3
VANGELDER - At Canandaigua March 13, 1922, Mrs. Elizabeth W. VanGelder aged 65 years, wife of George B. VanGelder.
was born Medina, NY August 14,
1882. Laura was the
daughter of Samuel Jackson
and Mary Belle
died January 01, 1965 at 82 years of
body was interred 1965 Clifton Springs, New
York, Riverview Cemetery. At 42
years of age Laura
became the mother of David
Canandaigua, New York, April 22, 1925.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday April 29, 1925
BIRTHS - VANGELDER At Canandaigua,
April 22, 1925, to Mr. and Mrs. George Vangelder, a son.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL January 3, 1919
PAGE 4 COL 2
CHAPIN - Mr. and Mrs. George VanGelder entertained the
following at dinner and a tree on Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Andrews
and three children and Arthur Middlebrook, of Canandaigua town, Mr.
and Mrs. William Camp and five children of Cato, Mrs. Mary Cole and
George Cowley, Orleans Road, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis VanGelder and three
children of Hopewell, Mr. and Mrs. Jay VanGelder and two children of
Canandaigua, Mr. and Mrs. Charles VanGelder and four children of Chapin.
The occasion was also Mr. VanGelder's birthday.
was born in
Richmond, New York July 08, 1880. Mary
October 11, 1960 Canandaigua, New York, at 80 years of age.
DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE October 12, 1960
An 80 year old Chapin woman died suddenly at 5 PM yesterday of a heart
attack while riding in a car with her daughter on Main Street here.
Mrs. Mary E. Cole was taken to Thompson Memorial Hospital but was
pronounced dead on arrival. She was a lifelong resident of the area.
Cole was riding with her daughter, Mrs. Murray Hathaway of Chapin,
with whom she had resided. Mrs. Cole was the widow of Herbert S. Cole who died
here in 1952. She was born in
Canandaigua on July 8, 1880, a daughter of George and Elizabeth Wheatley
VanGelder. She was a member of Manchester Methodist Church and the WRC.
besides Mrs. Hathaway is another daughter, Mrs. Arthur Middlebrook of
Canandaigua, and one son, George Cole of Clifton Springs, also a brother,
Louis VanGelder, and a sister, Mrs. Arthur Andrews, both of
Canandaigua, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete last night.
Obituary - Mrs. Herbert S. Cole
Mary Elizabeth Cole, 80, died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon while riding in
a car on Main Street with her daughter, Mrs. Murray Hathaway of Chapin
with whom she lived. She was taken to Thompson Hospital but was pronounced dead
on arrival. A lifelong resident of this area, she was born in the town of
Richmond, July 8, 1880, a daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Wheatley
was the widow of Herbert S. Cole, who died in 1952. She was a member of
the Manchester Methodist Church, the Women's Benefit Corps, the Community Garden
Club, and Pioneer Club.
is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hathaway and Mrs. Arthur Middlebrook
of Canandaigua, a son, George D. Cole of Clifton Springs, two brothers, Louis
VanGelder and David VanGelder, and a sister, Mrs. Arthur Andrews, all
of Canandaigua RD, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
New York, August 24, 1898.[ii]
City Clerk office record number 991.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Fri. August 20, 1948
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Cole, Chapin, Married 50 Years
and Mrs. Herbert S. Cole, well known residents of Chapin, will celebrate
their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday at their home. A large group of friends
are expected to greet the couple during an open house in the afternoon. Mr.
and Mrs. Cole were married at the Methodist parsonage in Canandaigua on
August 24, 1898, by Rev. D. D. Campbell, pastor of the church. Miss
Helen VanGelder, now Mrs. Arthur Andrews, was her sister's attendant.
Albert H. Winter was best man.
Cole was the former Miss Mary E. VanGelder, member of an old pioneer
Ontario county family. Her father was George B. VanGelder, son of Alfred
and Mary Jane VanGelder, pioneer settlers in the Chapin area. Mr. and
Mrs. Cole have spent their whole lives in the vicinity of Chapin. They have
three children, Mrs. Madeline Hathaway, who resides at home, Mrs.
Arthur Middlebrook, Chapin Street, Canandaigua, and George D. Cole of
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL August
At Canandaigua, August 24, 1898, Herbert C. Cole and Miss Marguerite
VanGelder, both of Canandaigua.
was born New
York January 31, 1882. Helen
October 23, 1960 Canandaigua, New York, at 78 years of age.
CHRONICLE October 24, 1960 PAGE
HELEN VANGELDER ANDREWS CANANDAIGUA
Helen VanGelder Andrews, 78, widow of Arthur Andrews of Canandaigua
RD4, died Saturday night in King's Park, LI.
She died while visiting at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles Gehres.
A lifelong resident of Canandaigua, she was born here January 31, 1882, a
daughter of the late George B. and Elizabeth Wheatley VanGelder.
family home was on the North Road. Mr.
Andrews died last year. Mrs.
Andrews attended Chapin Methodist Church and was a member of the Rebekah
Lodge, Canandaigua, and National Grange.
are one son, Frank A. Andrews, Canandaigua, two daughters, Mrs. Lyle
Arnold of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Gehres, 11 grand children, and 10
great grandchildren. Her
interred 1960 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.
New York, September 15, 1900.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL September 28, 1900
MARRIED ANDREWS - VANGELDER At Shortsville, September 15, 1900, Arthur Andrews and Miss Helen VanGelder, both of Chapinville.
TIMES September 26, 1900
Married on September 15, 1900 by the Rev. A. W. Green of
Shortsville, Arthur Andrews to Miss Helen VanGelder, both of this
At 36 years of age Arthur
father of Anna Mary Andrews
New York, January 07, 1910.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL January 14, 1910
- ANDREWS At Canandaigua, Jan 7, 1910, to Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Andrews, a daughter.
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