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VAN GELDER 3 - VAN VECHTEN
was born December 16, 1912.
was born Canandaigua, New York June 15,
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL June
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 .
VanGelder was born Canandaigua,
New York August 29, 1912. Charles
died August 1956 at 43 years of age.
Shortsville, New York, August 23, 1934.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday September 7, 1934
PAGE 7 COL
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.
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.
was born Shortsville, New York July 21,
1915. Angela was the
daughter of James Patrick Carney
and Mary E. Gillespie
died January 18, 1992 New York, at 76
years of age.
At 19 years of age Angela
became the mother of Son1
Canandaigua, New York, April 10,
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES
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.
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.
COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL
At Canandaigua, November 2, 1917, to Mr. and Mrs. Jay W. VanGelder,
Grand View Park, a son.
December 28, 1945. Jean
was born October 23, 1918.
died April 16, 1994 at 75 years
of age. Her
body was interred 1994 in Rushville, New
At 28 years of age Jean
became the mother of Harry
Canandaigua, New York, June 06,
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.
VanVechten was born in Rensselear, Co., New York December 25, 1827.[i]
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.
June 05, 1847. Sarah
was born December 25, 1830.
Sarah was the daughter of Andrew Rowley
and Sarah F. Bigelow
died August 08, 1893 Victor, New
York, at 62 years of age.
August 12, 1893 PAGE 3 COL
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.
was born 1865. She
York, January 18, 1888. Mr.
Henry was from Mertensia.
January 19, 1939 Rochester, New York.
Fri January 27, 1939
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.
Van Vechten was
born Schaghticoke, New York August 28, 1831.
died August 04, 1902 Canandaigua, New
York, at 70 years of age.[ii]
Canandaigua City Clerk office record number 1006. States he was a 13 year
Record number 1606.
COUNTY JOURNAL Aug. 8, 1902 Page
3 Col 6
VanVechten at Canandaigua August 4, 1902
John VanVechten, of Victor, aged 71 years.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
body was interred 1902 Canandaigua, New
York, Woodlawn Cemetery.
December 25, 1854. Hannah
was born in Victor, Ontario County, New
York September 09, 1828. Hannah
was the daughter of William J. Cline
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
At Canandaigua, April 5, 1900, Mrs. John VanVechten, aged 70
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.
was born Victor, New York April 08, 1861.
December 01, 1890 Canandaigua, New York, at 29 years of age.[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,
2 Col 4
DIED VANVECHTEN At the home of his parents in Canandaigua, December 1, 1890, John H. VanVechten. Funeral at the house.
Henry9 VanVechten was
born New York November 16, 1849. Charles
died September 01,1911 Victor,
New York, at 61 years of age.[v]
Found in obituary in the Ontario County Journal.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wed.
September 6, 1911
At Victor, Sept. 1, 1911, Charles VanVechten aged 61 years.
HERALD September 8, 1911
DEATH of LIFELONG
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.
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.
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.
Victor, New York, June 17, 1880.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL June
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
- 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.
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.
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.
was born in Monroe County, New York May
1850. Mary was the daughter
of David Clark
died March 26, 1912 Canandaigua, New
York, at 61 years of age.
March 29, 1912 Front Page
Victor Resident Dies In Canandaigua
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.
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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