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Julian A.1 VanWie was born 1852.  Julian died 1923 New York City, New York, at 71 years of age.   

                                  ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  January 31, 1923  

Julian A. VanWie aged 71 years, a former resident of Canandaigua, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John N. Willys in New York City Wednesday.  He was stricken with paralysis two weeks ago. Besides his daughter he leaves a son, Clayton VanWie of San Juan Buenavista, Calif, also a sister, Mrs. Frank James of Naples, and a half brother, Stuart VanWie of Canandaigua.

Funeral services were held from the home of Mrs. L. M. Willys in this city Friday afternoon with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Mr. VanWie was formerly a resident of this village and served for several years as a mail carrier.

Julian A. VanWie had the following child:

 Isabel2 VanWie    Isabel married John North Willys.  She died January 16, 1945 New York City, NY.   

 ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday January 26, 1945 


Funeral services for Mrs. Isobel VanWie Willys, who died at her home in New York City after a long illness were held from St. Thomas Church, that city, Saturday.  Mrs. Willys was the first wife of the late John North Willys, of this city, automobile manufacturer and former ambassador to Poland.  They were married in 1907 and divorced in 1934.

Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Virginia de Landa, wife of Jose de Landa, of New York. Her body was interred 1945 in Valhalla, New York, Kensico Cemetery.

                                  She married John North Willys Canandaigua, New York, December 01, 1897. Later divorced in July 1934 in Florida.

           NTARIO COUNTY REPOSITORY and MESSENGER  Thursday December 2, 1897   PAGE  5 COL                        

                                               WEDDING  IN CHURCH  YESTERDAY 

John N. Willys and Miss Isabel Irene VanWie, of this village, were married in the Presbyterian church at 5 30 PM yesterday, by Rev. Lawrence, in the presence of a large assemblage.  Miss Durand was maid of honor, Miss Emily Willys, bridesmaid, Ruth Scott, flower girl, Blanchard N. Baker of Seneca Falls, best man, Charles Snyder, F. J. Sleght, C. W. Darling, and C. A. VanWie, ushers. 

The bride's dress was of white brocaded silk, with mousseline de soie.  She carried white roses.  The maid of honor wore blue organdie over blue silk, the flower girl was attired in white. The bride and groom are well and favorably known. The wedding journey will include NY, Philadelphia and Washington.

                                             John was born Canandaigua, New York October 25, 1873.  John was the son of David Smith Willys and Lydia Muncil North .  He married Florence E. Dingler Dolan July 30, 1934.  John died August 26, 1935 Riverdale, at 61 years of age.  Later divorced Isabel  in July 1934 in Florida.   

                                      NEW YORK TIMES Tuesday, August 27, 1935                   

                               SERVICES TOMORROW FOR JOHN N. WILLYS   

                   Rites for Automobile Maker and Former Envoy to Poland to be Held at His Home

A funeral service will be held at 2 30 P. M. tomorrow for John North Willys, automobile manufacturer and former Ambassador to Poland, who  died at 1  A. M. yesterday at his home at 4643 Waldo Avenue, Riverdale on Hudson, the Bronx. The service will take place at his home.  The Rev. Dr. Roeliff H. Brooks, rector of St. Thomas Protestant Episcopal Church, Fifth Avenue and fifty third Street, will conduct the service.

Temporary burial will be in the receiving vault at Kensico Cemetery, Westchester County. Honorary pallbearers will be J. L. Replogle, A. J. Brosseau, Carl Shippe, Dr. Herman Baruch, Ward Canaday, D. R. Wilson, H. C. Tillotson, H. J. Leonard, L. A. Miller, and C. O. Miniger. 

 Delbert L.2 Vanzile was born in Candor, Tioga Co., New York 1880.  He married Phebe VanDenbergh Victor, New York, May 15, 1905.[i]  [i]. A copy of the Record of Marriage from the Town of Victor can be found on PG 1E in the book, A Tree Trunk.

                               ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Fri May 26, 1905                       

 VANZILE - VANDENBERG        At Victor, May 15, 1905, Delbert L. VanZile and Miss Phebe Vandenberg, both of Rochester.


Colonel Richard3 Varick was born Hackensack, New Jersey March 25, 1753.  Colonel died July 30, 1831 Jersey City, New Jersey, at 78 years of age. 

                   SENECA FARMER and SENECA FALLS ADVERTISER August 31, 1831

 DIED -  Col. Richard Varick died Saturday night at Jersey City, aged 79. At the beginning of the Revolution he was the Military Secretary to George Schuyler and afterward Aide to Gen. Arnold. Though he was not suspected of treason and Arnold acquitted him of any in a letter to Washington, he was at his own request tried by court martial which acquitted him.

He officiated for a time as Inspector General at West Point and was at the battles of Stillwater and Saratoga. He married Maria Roosevelt New York, New York, May 08, 1786.  Dutch Reformed Church. 

 Donald2 Warren was born Lima, New York December 17, 1881.  Donald died December 1959 Canandaigua, New York, at 77 years of age. 

 Obituary  -  Don Warren, 78, who had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Charles Isenhour, 204 N. Pearl Street, died Wednesday at the Cowles Nursing Home following a long illness. 

He was born in Lima, Dec 17, 1881, the son of the late Edwin and Rosetta Page Warren. He had been employed as a government mail clerk working on the Pennsylvania Railroad. His wife, Stella Coffee Warren, died Dec 31, 1947.  He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Canandaigua Masonic Lodge.

Besides his daughter, Mrs. Isenhour, he is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Carl Mosher, of Fairport, three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.

                           He married Stella Urada Coffee West Bloomfield, New York, July 17, 1912.   

                 THE  VICTOR  HERALD  July 19, 1912  Front Page  COL  1  

                                   MIDSUMMER  WEDDING 

A pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Chambers of North Bloomfield, on Wednesday afternoon at 6 o'clock, when Mrs. Chambers sister, Miss Stella Urada Coffee was united in marriage to John Warren.  The ceremony was performed on the lawn by Rev. George B. Richardson in the presence of about forty relatives of the bride and groom.  Bride was gowned in white silk batiste, trimmed with lace and silk fringe, and she carried white sweet peas.

Following the ceremony a wedding supper was served.  Covers were laid for ten at the bride's table, and the color scheme was pink and white.  Mr. and Mrs. Warren departed for a river trip down the St. Lawrence to Montreal and Quebec.  The bride received many handsome gifts of cut glass, linen and silver.  Guests were present from Rochester, Albion, and Honeoye Falls.

                                Stella was born in Bradford, Penn. November 22, 1884.  Stella was the daughter of Alexander Coffee and Mary Eddy .  Stella died December 31, 1947 Canandaigua, New York, at 63 years of age.   

              ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday January 9, 1948

DEATHS WARREN - At Canandaigua, December 31, 1947, Mrs. Stella E. Warren, 63, wife of Donald Warren, 156 Chapin Street. 

William2 Washburn birth date unknown.  William died March 19, 1940 Victor, New York.   

                                    VICTOR  HERALD  PAGE  5 March  22, 1940

WASHBURN -   William Washburn of Victor entered into rest, Tuesday, March 19, 1940.  He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Lester Bill of Canandaigua, three sons, Earl, Ira, and William, a sister, Mrs. Lewis Barnum, a brother, George Washburn, and seven grandchildren. Funeral services took place from the home, this Friday afternoon. 

William Washburn and Unknown had a child:

Ethel Washburn was born 1896.  She married Lester L. Bills Victor, New York, March 06, 1917.   

         THE  VICTOR  HERALD  Friday March 9, 1917                       

                           BILLS - WASHBURN

A very pretty wedding took place Tuesday evening, in the country home of Mr. and Mrs. William Washburn, five miles south west of Victor, when their daughter, Miss Ethel Washburn, was united in marriage to Lester Bills, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Bills of Wayland, N. Y.  The Rev. E. J. Shank, pastor of the Mendon Baptist church performed the ceremony, using the ring service.

The bride's gown was of white satin combined with Irish point lace and she wore a corsage bouquet of delicate pink sweet peas. Her attendant was Miss Mabel Bills of Wayland, a sister of the groom, who was prettily gowned in light blue crepe de chine and wore a corsage bouquet of pink roses. 

 The best man was Earl Washburn, a brother of the bride. Promptly at five, the bride and groom, with their attendants, descended the stairway while the wedding march was beautifully rendered by Mrs. Oland Griffin of Rochester.  The bridal party took its place in the parlor, beneath a large white bell suspended from the ceiling. One hundred guests witnessed the ceremony.

After the ceremony a sumptuous wedding supper was served by Mrs. Wallace, a Honeoye Falls caterer. Covers were laid fore sixteen at the bride's table. Daffodile were used in the table decoration. The house decorations were robins egg blue and white.  The following young men, cousins of the bride, served the refreshments, Floyd Bills, Roy Turner, LeRoy Bennett, Gordon Barnum, Leonard Barry, and Ira Washburn.    

The bride's going away suit was of burgundy with trimmings of mole skin and she wore a Spring hat to match. The bride received many beautiful gifts, which included cut glass, linen, silver, china, furniture and money. There were several prenuptial events. Out of town guests were from Honeoye Falls, Wayland, Rochester, and Canandaigua. Twenty were present from Victor. Mr. and Mrs. Bills left for a short western trip, Wednesday morning, and on their return will reside in Rochester.

Cyrus3 Webster was born Russell, Mass. November 02, 1791.  Cyrus died February 13, 1875 Mendon, New York, at 83 years of age. 

                       ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES

 DIED -   In Mendon, Monroe County, February 13, 1875, Mr. Cyrus Webster aged 83 years.  

          ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL February 19, 1875  PAGE  2 COL  5

 In Mendon, Monroe County, February 13, 1875, Mr. Cyrus Webster aged 83 years. His body was interred 1875 Mendon, New York, Mendon Cemetery. 


Sarah Ann Webster was born Mendon, New York November 06, 1828.  Sarah died November 24, 1916 Honeoye Falls, New York, at 88 years of age.[ii] [ii]. Death Record at Lima Town Hall, Registration No. 12.The record shows born Nov 6 1828, Mendon, Died Nov 24, 1916, Father Cyrus Webster, Mother Polly Styles, both of NY, and Burial at W. Bloomfield.

                                                  VICTOR  HERALD   December 1, 1916

 Mrs. Sarah A. Chambers, wife of Joseph Chambers, died Saturday in her home at Honeoye Falls. She was 88 years of age and was born in Mendon, November 6, 1828. In June 1850 she was married to Mr. Chambers, who for many years was a prosperous merchant in North Bloomfield, Lima, Scottsville, and Leroy. They returned to Honeoye Falls to live six years ago. For forty years she had been a member of the Universalist church in North Bloomfield.

Besides her husband she leaves two sisters, Mrs. Mason Eckler of Mendon, and Mrs. Robert Johnson of Trumansburg, and a niece, Mrs. D. Ward of Honeoye Falls. Mrs. John W. VanDenbergh of this village is a sister of Mr. Chambers.

The funeral of Mrs. Chambers was held in North Bloomfield on Monday and interment was made in the N. Bloomfield cemetery. Her body was interred 1916 N. Bloomfield, New York, N. Bloomfield Cemetery.

                                          She married Joseph Chambers June 18, 1850.   Joseph was born in Herkimer, New York November 01, 1824.  Joseph was the son of Abraham Hibbard Chambers and Sybil Bushnell .  Joseph died November 08, 1921 North Bloomfield, New York, at 97 years of age.  

                                                 ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL November 11, 1921 Front Page

CHAMBERS -   Joseph Chambers, a well known merchant, died within three years of the century mark, at the home of his brother, Charles Chambers in North Bloomfield on Tuesday. 

Mr. Chambers was born in Herkimer on November 1, 1824, and came with his parents to Victor when a boy of 10 years. In the spring of 1845, he started his career as a clerk for T. H. Holden in the village of Mendon. Five years later he married the daughter of Cyrus Webster and took his bride to Cartersville, where he opened a grocery and feed store and boarding house while the great break in the Erie Canal was being repaired. 

In 1852 he bought the store in North Bloomfield located near the Four Corners where he lost his store and most of his stock by fire. Two years later he went to Lima, opened a new store, and for 29 years was the leading merchant in Livingston County. In 1888 he sold the business to the Beadle Brothers who still operate it. He purchased the Gould block and grocery in West Avenue, Rochester, and several years later he exchanged it for a store in Leroy. In 1901 he sold his property and gave up active business at the age of 77 years. 

Mr. and Mrs. Chambers resided with their daughter Mrs. Don Ward, Honeoye, until the death of Mrs. Chambers in 1916, since which time Mr. Chambers has been with his brother at North Bloomfield. They had no children of their own but completed a happy family by adopting a son and daughter.

Early in life Mr. Chambers joined the Odd Fellows, and was made a Mason in Union Lodge F and A. M. at Lima many years ago.  He leaves his brother, Charles Chambers, of North Bloomfield, and a sister, Mrs. Elvira VanDenbergh of Victor. The funeral services were held at the home of his brother yesterday. Interment was at N. Bloomfield cemetery. 

William2 Wheatley was born in Harby, Leicestershire, England January 09, 1832. William died June 15, 1908 Manchester, New York, at 76 years of age. He married twice. 

               ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday June 26, 1908  PAGE  2  

                    Wheatley at Shortsville, June 15, 1908, William Wheatley.               

                    SHORTSVILLE ENTERPRISE  PAGE 2 Friday June 19, 1908  

                               Death of William Wheatley

 William Wheatley, one of the oldest residents of the town of Manchester, died at his home, about one mile East of the village, on Monday morning at 5 o'clock. Death was caused by rheumatism of the heart. He was about 77 years of age and is survived by his widow, five daughters, Mrs. David Slack, of Clifton Springs, Mrs. George VanGelder of Canandaigua, Mrs. Harriet Hornsby, of Palmyra, Mrs. John Slack, and Mrs. Daniel Damon of this village, and two sons, Richard of Hopewell, and Albert who resides at the farm home.

The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock from the Methodist church, Rev. S. S. Pratt officiating. The interment was in the old Manchester Cemetery.  Mr. Wheatley has been a great sufferer from rheumatism for many months and it was with difficulty that he was able to tend to his labors.  He had been a frequent caller at our sanctum during the years we have had the privilege to know him, and was a very interesting talker, often relating many historical facts concerning the town of Manchester. It is with deep regret that we learn of his death and we shall sorely miss his presence from our village.

                      ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday June 19, 1908

  DIED WHEATLEY    At Shortsville, June 15, 1908, William Wheatley.

                   He married Mary Ann Romans .  Mary was born Riccall, Yorkshire, England 1821.  Mary was the daughter of John Romans and Mary Wardell .  Mary died 1866 Manchester, New York, at 45 years of age.  Her body was interred 1866 Manchester, New York, Baptist Church Cemetery Rt 21.  At 35 years of age Mary became the mother of Elizabeth Ann Wheatley Manchester, August 10, 1856.  At 36 years of age Mary became the mother of Richard Smith Wheatley Penn., January 22, 1858.  Pennsylvania is given as birthplace in the 1900 Hopewell, NY census. Canandaigua is given as birthplace in the death record, and the newspaper stated that he was born in Manchester. Married first in England to a man by the name of Wood. They had two children. The husband and both children died in England prior to Mary coming to America. Mary shows up in the 1855 Manchester, NY Census living as a servant in a home owned by Moses Yeamans. She is aged 35 years, from England, and is a one year resident, and is an alien. She does not show that she is a widow. 

According to the 1880 Manchester, NY Census, Sarah E. is named as his 2nd wife and their Children:
William WHEATLEY          Self  M Male    W 47   ENG Farm Laborer ENG ENG 
Sarah E. WHEATLEY        Wife M Female W 32   CAN Keeping House CAN CAN 
Mary B. WHEATLEY         Dau S Female  W 12    NY At Home ENG CAN 
Harriet WHEATLEY           Dau S Female  W 7      NY ENG CAN 
Albert WHEATLEY           Son S Male      W 7      NY ENG CAN 
Emily WHEATLEY            Dau S Female  W 4      NY ENG CAN 

                         He married 2nd  Sarah Emily Maybee 1867. Sarah was born in Stockdale, Ontario Canada January 22, 1848.  Sarah was the daughter of William Huff Maybee and Julia Ette Harrington .  She married 2nd  Harrison Andrews Shortsville, New York, February 19, 1912.[i]  [i]. Ontario County Archives marriage record number 136.; and Certificate and Record of Marriage number 136, and the Affidavit for License to Marry are on PG 1W and PG 1X in the book, A Tree Trunk.

                       ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Feb. 21, 1912

ANDREWS  - WHEATLEY  At Shortsville, February 19, 1912, Harrison Andrews of Bristol, and Mrs. Sarah E. Wheatley, of Manchester Center.  

                             SHORTSVILLE  ENTERPRISE  

                     Friday February 23, 1912 PAGE 4  COL  2

 The marriage of Mrs. Sarah E. Wheatley of Manchester Center, and Harrison Andrews of Bristol, took place at the Presbyterian manse in Robinson Street on Monday noon, Rev. D. H. MacKenzie performing the ceremony.  Mr. and Mrs. Andrews will make their home on the bride's farm at Manchester Center.  

          Sarah died November 27, 1921 in Manchester Center, New York, at 73 years of age.   

          SHORTSVILLE  ENTERPRISE December 2, 1921

Mrs. Harrison Andrews -   The death of Mrs. Sarah E. Andrews, aged 73 years, occurred at her home in Manchester Center last Sunday evening. She was twice married, her first husband having been William Wheatley, who died several years ago.  

          ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday December 2, 1921  PAGE 5  COL  4  

          Died at Clifton Springs, November 27, 1921, Mrs. Sarah E. Andrews, aged 73 years. 

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