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Gordon Stanley6 VanGelder was born December 16, 1912. 

           He married Irene Maxon 1932. Irene was born Canandaigua, New York June 15, 1915. 

              ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  June 15, 1915 

 BORN  -   MAXINE   (This was the spelling in the newspaper), At Canandaigua, June 15, 1915, to Mr. and Mrs. A. Maxine, Wood Street, a daughter.                                Irene was the daughter of Archie Maxon and Helen .  

  Charles A.6 VanGelder  was born Canandaigua, New York August 29, 1912.  Charles died August 1956 at 43 years of age. 

           He married Angela Mary Carney Shortsville, New York, August 23, 1934.

                  ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday September 7, 1934  PAGE 7  COL  3

                                   CHAPIN      VANGELDERCARNEY

Miss Angela Carney daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Carney, of Shortsville, and Charles VanGelder Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles VanGelder of Chapin, were married August 23, 1934 in St. Dominick's rectory at Shortsville.  The Rev. Father John E. Napier performed the ceremony. 

 The bride who is a graduate of Shortsville High School was attired in a gown of green organdie with a large picture hat of cream lace.  She carried summer flowers.  Miss Jennie Williams was maid of honor and Donald Brown was best man.  After a short wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. VanGelder will reside in rooms at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lincoln.

                    Angela was born Shortsville, New York July 21, 1915.  Angela was the daughter of James Patrick Carney and Mary E. Gillespie .  Angela died January 18, 1992 New York, at 76 years of age.  

          At 19 years of age Angela became the mother of Son1 VanGelder Canandaigua, New York, April 10, 1935. 

                                     ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  

BIRTH RECORD -    VANGELDER    At Memorial Hospital, April 10, 1935, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Charles VanGelder of Shortsville.

          Son17 VanGelder   was born Canandaigua, New York April 10, 1935.   

Harry Herbert6 VanGelder was born Canandaigua, New York November 02, 1917. Harry died July 12, 1987 Canandaigua, New York, at 69 years of age.  His body was interred 1987 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery. 

                          ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL

BORN  -   VANGELDER   At Canandaigua, November 2, 1917, to Mr. and Mrs. Jay W. VanGelder, Grand View Park, a son.

                  He married Jean Eddy December 28, 1945.  Jean was born October 23, 1918.  Jean died April 16, 1994 at 75 years of age.  Her body was interred 1994 in Rushville, New York. 

                     At 28 years of age Jean became the mother of Harry Eddy VanGelder Canandaigua, New York, June 06, 1947. 

                                           ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL June 13, 1947

BIRTH  RECORD -   VANGELDER    At F. F. Thompson Hospital, June 6, 1947, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Harry VanGelder of Canandaigua RD 2. 

Walter8 VanVechten was born in Rensselear, Co., New York December 25, 1827.[i]  Walter died January 26, 1897 Victor, New York, at 69 years of age.  Ontario County Journal stated in his death notice that he died at the home of his son Charles in Victor at the age of 70 years. His body was interred 1897 Victor, New York, Victor Village Cemetery.  [i]. Found this record on microfilm Voshberg church and baptisms.

                                      He married Sarah Jane Rowley June 05, 1847. Sarah was born December 25, 1830.  Sarah was the daughter of Andrew Rowley and Sarah F. Bigelow .  Sarah died August 08, 1893 Victor, New York, at 62 years of age.   

                 VICTOR  HERALD  August 12, 1893  PAGE 3  COL  5

                      OBITUARY    VANVECHTEN

Died at the home of her son Charles, just East of this village Tuesday morning. She had been in feeble health for about two years and a short time ago she suffered a stroke of paralysis from which she never recovered.

Mrs. VanVechten was the daughter of Mr. Andrew and Sarah Rowley, born in this town December 25, 1830. In 1848 she was married to Walter VanVechten. She leaves her son, Charles, husband, and a daughter, Mrs Frank Henry of Mertensia, also two brothers, Frank of this village, and A. B. Rowley of Jolliet Illonois. 

 Annie  E. VanVechten   was born 1865.  She married Frank E. Henry Victor, New York, January 18, 1888.  Mr. Henry was from Mertensia.

                           Frank died January 19, 1939 Rochester, New York.

                            VICTOR  HERALD  Fri January 27, 1939       PAGE  5

 HENRY -   Frank E. Henry, formerly of Victor, died at his home at 120 Comfort Street, Rochester, January 19, 1939.  He is survived by his widow, Annie VanVechten Henry, and by several nieces and nephews. 

 Following their marriage here, Mr. and Mrs. Henry lived for a time on the VanVechten farm on the Monkey Run road in this township.  Later they occupied an apartment over F. E. Cobb's drug store and Mr. Henry operated the local sprinkling cart before the days of improved roads.  They went from Victor to Fishers and made their home with A. C. Ford after the death of Mrs. Ford.

 About 15 years ago they moved to Rochester.  Masonic funeral services were held at a funeral home in Rochester, Monday afternoon, in charge of Milnor Lodge, F and AM of Victor. Interment was made in Mt. Hope Cemetery. 


John8 Van Vechten was born Schaghticoke, New York August 28, 1831.  John died August 04, 1902 Canandaigua, New York, at 70 years of age.[ii] [ii]. Canandaigua City Clerk office record number 1006. States he was a 13 year resident. Record number 1606.  

ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Aug. 8, 1902  Page  3  Col 6

 Died     VanVechten at Canandaigua August 4, 1902    John VanVechten, of Victor, aged 71 years.

                         SAME      PAPER  PAGE  2  Col  4

VANVECHTEN -   On Tuesday evening at 9 o'clock PM occurred the death of John VanVechten, a highly esteemed resident of this village. Four years ago Mr. VanVechten suffered a stroke of apoplexy, one side being paralized, and since that time he has been partially helpless.

Mr. VanVechten was a direct descendant of Derrick VanVechten, a Dutch patriot, whose home was on the Raritan River, New Jersey. During the Revolution the VanVechten homestead was the center of many movements. In the winter of 1778-79 an entire division of the American Army was stationed upon the estate, while within the house General Greene and his staff had their headquarters.

There are many descriptions of the splendid entertainments given by the young wife of General Greene, assisted by the host VanVechten and his daughter. General and Mrs. Washington, General Wayne, Alexander HAmilton and General Phillip Schuyler were guests at this old house, which is still standing.

Derrick VanVechten was a zealous patriot and his bounteous hospitality knew no end. His descendant, Harmon K. VanVechten, settled near Albany, and there John VanVechten was born 71 years ago. When 6 years of age, he went with his parents to Victor where he continued to reside on the same farm until 1889. At that time he was suffering from the effects of a sun stroke received two years before, and he left the farm, coming to this village to reside.

In 1854 he married Miss Hannah Cline, who died on April 5, 1900, after having endured ten years illness which had caused her mind to become clouded. Mr. VanVechten became a member of the Victor Presbyterian Church early in his life and continued to be actively identified with that denomination throughout his life. He was for many years a trustee of the Victor church and a leader in the choir. Mr. VanVechten was thoroughly esteemed by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. In the community his integrity and honor were unquestioned. During the last year of his life, when he was able to get about with the greatest effort, his friendly, cheery words were always an encouragement to those who came in contact with him.

He leaves one son, Herman VanVechten, of this place, and one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Conover, of Rochester. Funeral held Wednesday PM from his son's home on Howell Street, Rev. A. K. Bates, of Lima, officiating. Interment at Woodlawn. His body was interred 1902 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.

                          He married Hannah Pamela Cline December 25, 1854.   Hannah was born in Victor, Ontario County, New York September 09, 1828.  Hannah was the daughter of William J. Cline and Rachel .  Hannah died April 05, 1900 Canandaigua, New York, at 71 years of age.[iii]  Record number 1410.  [iii]. Canandaigua City Clerk office death record number 1410 lists cause by hanging.

                              ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  April 6, 1900

 VANVECHTEN    At Canandaigua, April 5, 1900, Mrs. John VanVechten, aged 70 years.  

                                   DESPONDENCY  LED  TO   SUICIDE

Aged Mrs. John VanVechten Found Hanging in a Garret  -  Mrs. John VanVechten committed suicide yesterday afternoon by hanging herself with a rope in the attic of the home of Mrs. S. H. Torrey, Howell Street, where she and her husband had boarded during the winter. Poor health had caused despondency, and this is supposed to be the cause of the deed. The deceased was about 70 years of age. Besides her husband she leaves a son Hermon VanVechten. 

John Henry VanVechten   was born Victor, New York April 08, 1861.  John died December 01, 1890 Canandaigua, New York, at 29 years of age.[iv] [iv]. Canandaigua City Clerk office record number 756 states that he was age 29, 7 months and 23 days old.  Record number 756.

                    ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Dec 3, 1890  Page  2  Col  4

 DIED     VANVECHTEN       At the home of his parents in Canandaigua, December 1, 1890, John H. VanVechten. Funeral at the house.


Charles Henry9 VanVechten was born New York November 16, 1849.  Charles died September 01,1911 Victor, New York, at 61 years of age.[v]  [v]. Found in obituary in the Ontario County Journal.

             ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Wed. September  6,  1911

 DIED     VANVECHTEN     At Victor, Sept. 1, 1911, Charles VanVechten aged 61 years.  

               THE  VICTOR  HERALD September 8, 1911  

                   DEATH  of  LIFELONG RESIDENT

Charles VanVechten died at his home on East Main Street, just east of the village limits, last Friday afternoon. He had been in failing health for the past few years, having suffered several strokes, the last one coming the Monday before his death leaving him unconscious.

Mr. VanVechten was sixty three years of age, and had resided here for his entire life, where he was a most highly respected resident and had many friends.  He is survived by his wife, who before her marriage was Miss Mary Clark, two children, Ida, the wife of Dr. Clayton H. Snover, of Randolph, and George VanVechten, of Rochester, and by one sister, Mrs. Frank Henry, of East Rochester.

The funeral services were held at the home on Sunday afternoon and they were attended by a large gathering of relatives and friends and neighbors.  Rev. Frank W. Hill, of the Presbyterian church officiated and interment was made in the Boughton Hill Cemetery. His body was interred 1911 Victor, New York, Boughton Hill Cemetery. 

                 He married Mary E. Clark Victor, New York, June 17, 1880.  

              ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL   June 25, 1880

Married at the residence of the bride, on Thursday evening, June 17th, Mr. Charles VanVechten and Miss Mary Clark, both of this village. The Victor Coronet band was present and played some very choice selections. There were also quite a number of guests in attendance, and a good many valuable presents were given. We wish them much joy.  

               ONTARIO COUTNY TIMES June 23, 1880

VICTOR -   A very pleasant company gathered at the residence of Mr. David Clark, on Thursday evening to witness the marriage of Mr. Charles Van Vechten to Miss Mary Clark. Nine o'clock was the hour set for the ceremony, but it was a little later than that hour when the bride and groom made their appearance. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Babb, assisted by Rev. Mr. Coe.

After the ceremony was performed the happy couple received the congratulations of their friends, and soon after all resorted to the dining room where  there was a display that would tempt the appetite of an epicure. After the refreshments had been served and the company were enjoying themselves in social converse, the Victor Coronet Band, of which the groom is a member, made their appearance, and entertained the company with some of their best selections, after which on the behalf of Mr. and Mrs. VanVechten, they were invited to partake of the refreshments, to which it is needless to say they did full justice.

Many beautiful and useful presents were presented the bride and groom, testifying to the love and esteem which they are regarded by their many friends. It was about midnight when the party broke up with the best wishes for the further welfare of the happy couple.

                           Mary was born in Monroe County, New York May 1850.  Mary was the daughter of David Clark and Sophia .  Mary died March 26, 1912 Canandaigua, New York, at 61 years of age.  

                VICTOR  HERALD  March 29, 1912 Front Page  

                          Victor Resident Dies In Canandaigua

The death of Mrs. Charles Clark VanVechten, who had been a resident of this town for her entire life, occurred at the Thompson Memorial Hospital in Canandaigua at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.  Mrs. VanVechten was 62 years of age, and the daughter of the late David Clark, a well known resident of this town.

Mr. VanVechten died here 6 months ago and shortly thereafter the widow broke up her home and had divided her time between the homes of her children and sisters.  Her health had been failing since the death of Mr. VanVechten, and during the winter she suffered a serious illness at the home of her son.  Since her recovery from that Mrs. VanVechten was thought to be better, and her illness was only 3 days duration.  She left the home of her son to go to Canandaigua to transact some business matters and visit at the home of her sister, and while there was suddenly seized with a diabetic coma, and was removed to the hospital last Saturday in an unconscious state. She did not regain consciousness.

Mrs. VanVechten was a woman of fine character. Unselfish in nature, she was always ready to do for others, and she had weakened her health caring for her husband during a long illness.  She had many friends in this vicinity who are saddened by the news of her death. 

 Two children survive, Ida, the wife of Dr. Clayton H. Snover of Randolph, NY, and George VanVechten of Rochester, also two sisters, Mrs. George D. Sidway of Canandaigua, and Mrs. George Simonds of this village.  The body was brought here Tuesday evening and taken to the Simonds home, on East Main St. where funeral services were held yesterday afternoon. Rev. Frank W. Hill of the Presbyterian Church officiated. The services were attended by many relatives and friends. She was a forty year member of the church. 

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