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Robert Ronald Hanley Sr.
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was born New York February 1884. George
died March 20,
1946 Rochester, New York, at 62 years of age.
HERALD March 22, 1946
C. VanVechten, native of Victor, who achieved considerable distinction as an
engineer in Rochester, died at his home in that city on Wednesday March 20,
VanVechten was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles VanVechten, and the
family home in Victor was near the Overhead Bridge. More than 40 years ago George
left Victor and for several years he was employed as an engineer by the Stecher
was at one time president of the Rochester Engineering Society.
After a year in retirement he took a position as sales representative for
a pump manufacturing concern and pumps sold by him are now in use in the Victor
VanVechten is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucy Blanchard VanVechten, one
daughter, Mrs. Raymond Hicks, two sons, Charles of Wilmington, Del., and John
VanVechten of Rochester, one step daughter, Miss Lorraine Blanchard,
one sister, Mrs. Clayton H. Snover of Randolph, NY, and five
grandchildren. He married twice.
married Katherine Elaine Shears
New York, June 25, 1908. He
married 2nd to
JOURNAL Friday June 26, 1908
MARRIED VANVECHTEN - SHEARS
At Rochester, June 26, 1908, George Charles VanVechten, of Victor, and Miss Katherine Elaine Shears, Of Rochester.
was born Victor, New York April 1888.
H. Dr. Snover
York, February 11, 1911.[vi]
Ontario County Archives Hopewell, NY record number 1868 on microfilm.; and The
Affidavit for License to Marry copy is on PG 1R in the book, A Tree Trunk.
Clayton is listed as a physician and Ida is a nurse.
COUNTY JOURNAL Friday February 24,
MARRIED SNOVER VANVECHTEN
At Victor, February 11, 1911, Dr. Clayton H. Snover, of Randolph,
and Miss Ida May VanVechten, of Victor.
Machias 1883. Clayton was the son of Halsey D. Snover
April 5, 1912
SOCIAL and PERSONAL
Dr. and Mrs. Clayton H. Snover left here on Friday afternoon to return to their home at Randolph, NY after having been called here by the death of the latter's mother, Mrs. Charles H. VanVechten. They stopped in Rochester en route to their home.
W.9 VanVechten was born
Victor, New York May 16, 1857. Herman
died October 05, 1925
Canandaigua, New York, at 68 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wed.
October 07, 1925 Page 4
at Canandaigua, October 5, 1925, Herman VanVechten aged 68 years,
of Howell Street.
Also on Page 5 same
HERMAN VANVECHTEN - The
death of Herman VanVechten aged 68 years, a well known Canandaiguan and a
lifelong resident of Ontario County occurred suddenly at his home on Howell
Street on Monday about 1 PM following a stroke of apoplexy.
was the son of John and Anna Cline VanVechten, and was born in Victor in
1857. He had been a cigar salesman traveling and retail since he was about 18
years of age having for about thirty years conducted a retail tobacco store in
the Grieve block until he recently sold out to George Hyland, and
retired on account of poor health. On coming here from Victor 44 years ago he
purchased the block from the owners. Since that time he has repurchased it and
resold it twice.
Mr. VanVechten was a member of the Canandaigua Masonic Lodge, Odd Fellows, and Merrill Hose Company. Mrs. VanVechten died several years ago. Deceased leaves two daughters, Mrs. Harry M. Smith of Canandaigua, Mrs. Franklin J. Gray of Springfield Mass., four grandchildren, Isobel and Helen Smith of Canandaigua, Donald and Martha Jane Gray of Springfield. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Friday October 9, 1925
death of Herman VanVechten occurred
at his home on Howell street, Canandaigua, Monday afternoon, October 5th, following
a stroke of apoplexy. He was in his
usual health on Saturday, but became ill on Sunday morning.
VanVechten was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John VanVechten of Victor, and
was born here in 1857. He attended
district schools, the Victor Union School and the Brockport Normal School.
At the age of 17 years he became a clerk in Moore and Powell's general
store, and a year later went on the road as a cigar salesman for the firm. He
continued that work until 1880, when he went into business for himself.
1881 he removed to Canandaigua, where he has since resided.
He retired from business as a wholesale and retail cigar and tobacco
dealer several years ago, because of poor health.
He had been a member of the Canandaigua Masonic Lodge for over 38 years,
and had served as treasurer of the organization. He belonged to the Canandaigua
Odd Fellows lodge and for many years was president of the Odd Fellows Temple
corporation. He also belonged to
the Merrill Hose Company and had been one of its trustees.
was fond of hunting and fishing and for many years had a yacht on Canandaigua
Lake. Mr. VanVechten was a descendant of Teunis Dirksen
VanVechten, who came to America with his wife and children and two slaves
from Holland in 1638, settling in Greenbush, near Albany.
VanVechten died several years ago. He
leaves two daughters, Mrs. Harry M. Smith of Canandaigua, and Mrs.
Franklin J. Gray of Springfield, Mass, besides four grandchildren.
The funeral was held from the home of Mrs. Harry M. Smith,
Thursday afternoon. Rev.
Dascomb E. Forbush, pastor of the Canandaigua Congregational church
officiated. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. His
body was interred 1925 Canandaigua, New
York, Woodlawn Cemetery.
Canandaigua, NY, September 01, 1880.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Sept
10, 1880 Page 3 Col
on Wednesday September 1st at 1 PM, Mr. Herman VanVechten, of this place,
to Miss Martha Reed, at her father's residence in Bristol. On their
return Saturday evening they were very much surprised by a very pleasant and
greatly esteemed reception given at his boarding place, Mr. Charles Corser.
were about 50 relatives and friends in attendance, also the Victor Concert band,
which furnished music for the occasion were afterwards invited to partake of the
luxuries which were supplied in abundance.
was born Bristol, New York July
31, 1860. The birthplace is
probably correct since the parents lived in Bristol in 1860. Her obituary gives
Canandaigua as place of birth. Her death record shows Bristol as well. Martha
was the daughter of James Reed
and Lucinda F. Beach
died September 05, 1919
Canandaigua, New York, at 59 years of age.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL September 12, 1919
DIED - VanVechten at Canandaigua, September 5, 1919, Mrs.
Martha B. VanVechten, wife of Herman VanVechten.
VANVECHTEN - The death of Mrs. Martha B. VanVechten, wife of
Herman W. VanVechten, occurred at her home on Howell Street on Friday,
following a long illness. Deceased
was born in Canandaigua on July 31, 1860.
There survive besides her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Franklin J. Gray of Montclair, NJ., and Mrs. Harry M. Smith of Canandaigua, one sister, Mrs. Warner J. Simonds of Canandaigua, and two brothers, George and Ruel Reed of Bristol Center. Funeral held at the home on Monday.
was born Bristol Center, New York June 22, 1881.
February 1967 Canandaigua, New York, at 85 years of age.
New York, June 24, 1908.[i]
Certificate and Record of Marriage number 27, and the Affidavit for License to
Marry copies are on PG 1J and PG 1K in the book, A Tree Trunk.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday
June 26, 1908 PAGE 2
marriage of Miss Clara B. VanVechten, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman
VanVechten, and Franklin Justus Gray, of Springfield Mass., was
solemnized at the VanVechten home on Howell Street on Wednesday PM in the
presence of only the immediate relatives. The ceremony was performed by Rev.
Guy L. Morrill, pastor of the Presbyterian church.
bride and groom were unattended and all arrangements were marked by a pleasing
simplicity. Edgar J. Rose rendered wedding music. Mr. and Mrs. Gray
left for a western trip. Mr. Gray was formerly director of the recreation
grounds in this village.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday June 26, 1908
MARRIED GRAY - VANVECHTEN At Canandaigua June 24, 1908, Franklin Gray of Utica, and Miss Clara B. VanVechten, of Canandaigua.
Canandaigua, New York November 10, 1890.
Marquis MD Smith
New York, April 03, 1915.[ii]
Witnesses were D. T. Darling and Edith Welsh. [ii].
Hopewell Archives Ontario County, NY, record number 2740 on microfilm.; and
Certificate and Record of Marriage number 129, and the Affidavit for License to
Marry copies are on PG 2B and PG 2C in the book, A Tree Trunk.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri
April 9, 1915
MARRIED SMITH -
Canandaigua, April 3, 1915, Dr. Harry Marquis Smith and Miss Ruby Genevieve
VanVechten, both of Canandaigua.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri. April 9, 1915
marriage of Dr. Harry Marquis Smith, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Smith,
and Ruby Genevieve VanVechten,
younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman VanVechten, was solemnized at the
Presbyterian Church on Saturday evening. A large assemblage witnessed the
ceremony. The pulpit was simply decorated with Easter lilies and small palms.
Her father gave her in marriage.
Franklin J. Gray of Rochester was her sister's matron of honor. The maid of
honor was Miss Edith Helena Welch. Donald Gray of Rochester, nephew of
the bride was ring bearer, carrying the ring in the heart of an Easter lily.
Following the ceremony members of the bridal party and the near relatives of the couple were entertained at dinner at the home of the bride's parents on Howell Street. Mrs. VanVechten received in a gown of black lace and net over white crepe meteor. Dr. and Mrs. Smith left during the evening for a trip to New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, DC.
will be at home after May 1 at Howell Street until their apartment on Gorham
Street is completed. Dr. Smith is assistant physician at the Hospital of
Physicians and Surgeons. Mrs. Smith was a graduate of the Canandaigua
Academy and was the soprano soloist during the commencement exercises of her
class in 1910.
Canandaigua, New York October 28, 1888. Harry
was the son of Charles Wallace Smith
and Anna B.
December 27, 1945 Canandaigua, New York, at 57 years of age.
December 28, 1945
From the Ontario County Times Journal
was shocked and saddened early Thursday afternoon, by news of the sudden death
of Dr. Harry Marquis Smith, from a heart attack. Dr. Smith had
attended a meeting of the Rotary Club, of which he was a member. He was stricken
in the lobby of the Hotel Canandaigua, where he died. Dr. Smith became
ill with a heart ailment four years ago.
his extensive practice, which included much surgical work, he spent the winter
of 1942 in Florida. He returned to Canandaigua considerably improved in health
but had not fully resumed the activities of previous years.
in Canandaigua about 56 years ago, Dr. Smith was a son of the late Charles
and Anna Boswell Smith. He spent most of his life here. Graduated from the
New York University Medical College in 1912, he became associated with the late
Dr. Albert L. Beahan in the management of the Canandaigua Hospital of
Physicians and Surgeons, and later built up a large private practice.
Smith was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the
State, County and City Medical societies, the Canandaigua Scientific
Association, and was prominent in Masonic Circles.
are his wife, Mrs. Ruby VanVechten Smith, two daughters, Dr. Isobel,
the wife of Dr. Augustus W. Sainsbury, now with the United States Navy
Medical Corps on Guam, and Miss Helen I. Smith of this city, one son, John
V. Smith, a student in Syracuse University, and two grandchildren, David
William, and Ann Sainsbury.
At 25 years of age Ruby
mother of Isobel Dr. Smith
1916. At 28 years of age Ruby
mother of Helen Irene Smith
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL April
Florence and Marie Stewart, Gibson Street, entertained at a shower in honor
of Miss Ruby VanVechten on Tuesday afternoon.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL July
PERSONALS - Dr. and Mrs. Harry M. Smith and daughters Isobel and Helen, Main St. North, left the fore part of the week for a motor trip through the New England states. They will visit he sister, Mrs. Franklin J. Gray and Mr. Gray at Camp Mitwaga, Rangely, ME. They will also visit Rev. Dascomb E. Forbush and family at Canaan, NH.
Robert S.11 VanVechten birth date unknown. Robert died May 12, 1989 Rochester, New York.
S. VanVechten, age 76 of 23 Leeward Lane, Canandaigua, died May 12, 1989 in
Surviving are his wife, Gertrude Metherell VanVechten, 2 daughters, Mrs. James Carol McGowan, Spencerport, Mrs. Robert Margaret Brussel of Baldwinsville, son John W. VanVechten, Canandaigua, 8 grandchildren, sister, Mrs. Herbert Lois Harp, Fredonia, brother, Donald C. VanVechten of Rochester, several nieces and nephews. Kennedy and Son Funeral Home, Bristol St., Canandaigua and First United Methodist Church.
S. VanVechten, 76, died Friday, May 12, at Highland Hospital in Rochester. Mr.
VanVechten, a former employee of Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester, was also a
grape farmer in Vine Valley, and retired in 1979 from the Canandaigua Veterans
Administration Medical Center.
was a member of the Canandaigua Rotary Club and former member of the YMCA board
of directors. He was a volunteer and active board member at Rotary Camp Onseyawa.
He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Canandaigua.
him by his wife, Gertrude Metherell VanVechten, two daughters, Mrs.
James Carol McGowan of Spencerport, and Mrs. Robert Margaret Brussel of
Baldwinsville, a son, John W. VanVechten of Canandaigua, a sister, Mrs.
Herbert Lois Harp, of Fredonia, a brother Donald C. VanVechten of
Rochester, New York, October 16, 1937.
ANNIVERSARY Mr and Mrs. VanVechten
and Mrs. Robert VanVechten of Vine Valley and Canandaigua, recently
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at an open house at the Vine Valley
Community Hall. One hundred fifty
guests, including seven of the original bridal party, attended the celebration
hosted by their children and their spouses, Carol and James McGowan of
Spencerport, Margaret and Robert Brussel of Baldwinsville, and John
and Catherine VanVechten of Canandaigua.
Mr. and Mrs. VanVechten were married October 16, 1937, at the Lake Avenue Baptist Church in Rochester. VanVechten is retired from the Canandaigua Veterans Administration Medical Center, and is past president of the Canandaigua Rotary Club. Mrs. VanVechten is a homemaker. They also have seven grandchildren.
Gertrude was the daughter of William Metherell
died 1993 Canandaigua, New York.
GERTRUDE M. VANVECHTEN CANANDAIGUA
VanVechten, 80, of Canandaigua, died yesterday after a long illness.
Mrs. VanVechten was born in Rochester, and was married to the
late Robert S. VanVechten. They lived in Vine Valley until moving to
Canandaigua in 1987.
two daughters, Carol McGowan of Spencerport and Margaret Brussel
of Baldwinsville, a son John, of Canandaigua, two sisters, Helen M. Campbell and
Mildred M. Tucker of Canandaigua, three brothers, William and Ralph
Metherell of Canandaigua, and Charles Metherell of Hilton, eight
grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at the Canandaigua First
United Methodist Church. A reception at the church will follow the service.
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