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Frances Jarvis Wheeler   was born Canandaigua, New York October 28, 1806.  Frances died February 27, 1873 Richmond, New York, at 66 years of age.  Listing of the stone transcription for the Cemetery shows he death date as Feb 17, 1873.    

              She married Andrew Hoag Sleght Canandaigua, New York, October 23, 1823.  

                      ONTARIO COUNTY REPOSITORY October 14, 1823

Mabel E.2 Wheeler was born 1878.  Mabel died August 08, 1968 at 90 years of age.  Her body was interred 1968 Bristol, New York, Baptist Hill Cemetery.  She married Demerrill C. Ingraham Bristol, New York, December 16, 1896. 

               ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  December 30, 1896  PAGE  2  Col  6

 MARRIED      INGRAHAM  - WHEELER    In Bristol December 16, 1896 DeMerrill Ingraham and Mabel Wheeler.    

Charles Buck16 Whitcomb was born in Covington, Wyoming Co., New York September 03, 1836.  Charles died April 08, 1918 Grand Rapids, Michigan, at 81 years of age.  His body was interred 1918 Grand Rapids, Michigan, Fairplains Cemetery.  Picture of grave taken by SUVCW    Lot 113, Block 2, Grave 2.   

                        He married Adelia Marie Pickett Port Byron, New York, June 23, 1867.  Adelia was born Port Byron, New York February 11, 1839.  Adelia was the daughter of John Welcher Pickett and Lucy Nelson .  Adelia died February 15, 1927 Grand Rapids, Michigan, at 88 years of age.  Her body was interred 1927 Grand Rapids, Michigan, Fairplains Cemetery. 

 Louise Adele Whitcomb   was born Port Byron, New York July 29, 1869.  Louise died March 26, 1958 Canandaigua, New York, at 88 years of age. 

                                                      ROCHESTER  DEMOCRAT  and CHRONICLE                       

                                                MRS. RAYMOND VANDENBERGH       CANANDAIGUA

March 27,  Mrs. Louise A. VanDenbergh, 88, died today, March 27, 1958, in the Cowles Nursing Home after a long illness.  She was a native of Port Byron, but had made her home in Ontario County for a long period of years.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond C. VanDenbergh, a daughter, Mrs. R. Milton Hanley, Canandaigua, two sons, Ray W. and Karl N., both of Rochester, three grandchildren, Miss Meryl A. Hanley, Mrs. William A. Andrews, and Ronald Hanley, all of Canandaigua, two great grandchildren. 

A service in Kennedy Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Elroy D. VanDyke, pastor of the Canandaigua Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.   

She married Raymond Chambers VanDenbergh Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 24, 1901.                                     

                                    ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES

                        MARRIED    VANDENBERGH - WHITCOMB

At Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 24, 1901, Ray C. VanDenbergh, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Victor, and Miss Louise Whitcomb of Grand Rapids.

                                        ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  May 10, 1901

                                               VANDENBERGH - WHITCOMB

At Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 24, 1901, Ray C. VanDenbergh, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Victor, and Miss Louise Whitcomb of Grand Rapids.

                                                 Raymond was born Farmington, New York March 07, 1875.  Raymond was the son of John Wyman VanDenbergh and Elvira E. Chambers .  Raymond died November 25, 1965 Lockport, New York, at 90 years of age.   

           DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE November 27, 1965     Rochester, NY paper.

                          RAYMOND  C. VANDENBERGH

Died suddenly at the Lockport Home, November 25, 1965, Raymond C. VanDenbergh, formerly of Canandaigua. Survivors are sons, Raymond W. and Karl N. of Rochester, and daughter, Mrs R. Milton Hanley of Canandaigua. Funeral services were held today at the IOOF Home, Lockport.  

Rose A.2 Wilcox   was born Farmington, New York May 1867.  Rose died September 28, 1938 Rochester, New York, at 71 years of age.   

                                      ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday October 7, 1938  PAGE 4  COL  3

 CLAUDIUS Mrs. Belle A. Claudius formerly of Canandaigua, died at her home in Rochester September 28th. She leaves her husband Frederick E. Claudius, two step-sons, Edgar J. and Charles L. Claudius of Canandaigua, also several grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday. The Rev. Whitney S K Yeaple officiating, and burial was made in West Avenue Cemetery in Canandaigua.                       

                  ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL   March 12, 1886

                          MARRIED    WHEATLEY WILCOX

At the residence of the officiating clergyman, Rev. Geo Craig, at Reed's Corners, March 4, 1886, Richard S. Wheatley, of Manchester, and Rose A. Wilcox, of Farmington. 

Georgia Ann2 Wilcox was born Italy, Yates County NY February 12, 1862.  1900 Gorham Census shows her birth year as 1861. Georgia died August 01, 1946 Melvin Hill Road, Phelps NY, at 84 years of age.  Died at her home.                         

                       ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL August 9, 1946  PAGE  8

 THE  DEATH  RECORD    INGRAM         At Orleans, August 1, 1946, Mrs. Georgia A. Ingram, 86, formerly of Hopewell.   

She married Hiram Charles Ingraham Gorham, Ontario County, N Y, February 22, 1882.  

                                                ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  March 3, 1882  Page  2  Col  4

MARRIED   INGRAHAM - WILCOX   In Gorham by Rev. H. T. Giles, Mr. Hiram C. Ingraham of South Bristol, to Miss Georgia A. Wilcox of Potter, NY.

                             Hiram was born Academy, New York July 23, 1854. Hiram was the son of Chauncy Fathergill Ingraham and Polina Elizabeth Clark .   Hiram died June 27, 1917 Phelps, New York, at 62 years of age.   

                                            ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Fri. June 29, 1917

DIED -    INGRAHAM     At Geneva, June 27, 1917, Hiram C. Ingraham, aged 63 years. 

 Charles H.1 Wilder     He married Winifred Catherine Bliss Bristol, New York, July 08, 1886.  

                             ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  July 14, 1886

 BRISTOL    Charles H. Wilder and Winifred C. Bliss were married July 8, 1886, by Rev. R. A. Wheelock, all of Bristol.

                  Winifred was born July 31, 1863.  Winifred was the daughter of Philenzo Payne Jr. Bliss and Catherine Louise Totman .  Winifred died January 29, 1933 in Jamestown, New York, at 69 years of age.    She married twice.                  

                        ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Friday February 3, 1933

FLANDERS -   Funeral services for Mrs. Winifred B. Flanders, formerly of Canandaigua, were held from the home of her sister, Mrs. Alfred Henish in Bristol, Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Flanders died at the home of her son, Rev. Myron E. Wilder in Jamestown, Friday.

Besides the son, Mrs. Flanders is survived by a daughter, Mrs. William Nudd of Canandaigua, two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Henish and Mrs. John Wilder of Cleveland, Gooding Bliss of Shortsville, and Lester Bliss of Canandaigua, and four grandchildren. 

Mary P.2 Wilder    was born 1809.  Mary died August 16, 1892 Bristol Center, New York, at 83 years of age.     

DIED        Codding   - in Bristol August 11, 1892, Mrs. Mary P,  widow of the late Stephen A. Codding.                                              

                        Her body was interred 1892 Bristol, New York, Bristol Center Cemetery. 

                         She married Stephen Andrews Codding 1829.  Stephen was born Bristol Center, NY December 04, 1803.  Stephen was the son of Faunce Codding and Sally Andrews .  Stephen died December 29, 1886 Bristol Center, New York, at 83 years of age.    

                                                       Ontario County Times  Wed. January 5, 1887  PAGE  3  COL 7

STEPHEN  A.  CODDING -    Died at his home in Bristol Center Wednesday evening, December 29th, Stephen A. Codding, aged 83 years. Mr. Codding has been a great sufferer for some time, but we did not realize his end was so near.

He leaves an aged wife, two daughters, one Mrs. A. W. Beach, and the other, Mrs. Albert Judevine of Canandaigua, and one son, Henry Codding of Bristol, and a large number of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. The last sad rites were held Sunday at the Congregational Church of which church he had long been a member.

                         His body was interred 1886 Bristol, New York, Bristol Center Cemetery.


  Jeanette M. Wilder   was born January 15, 1830.  Jeanette died December 08, 1895 Victor, New York, at 65 years of age.   

                                                ONTARIO  COUNTY  JOURNAL December 20, 1895

 VICTOR -   Jeanette Wilder Rowley, wife of Franklin Rowley, died at her home on Church Street, Saturday night, December 7. She was in usual health, and performed her usual duties on Saturday, and about 10 o'clock retired for the night.

The next morning when Mr. Rowley awoke, he found her dead, and at once called his son, Dr. Charles Rowley.  She had been dead several hours, and her death had been peaceful and painless. Dr. Mead was called and made an examination. He decided that death was due to apoplexy.

Mrs. Rowley was the second daughter of William Rowley, of South Bristol. She was married to Franklin Rowley, December 25, 1858, and the family have made Victor their home most of the time since. Besides her husband, she leaves six sons, Calvin, Charles, and George, of this place, William and Clark, of Chicago, and Frank, of Plainfield, NJ.

Mrs. Rowley was very much loved by her friends, she was devoted to the church, she was a member of the Methodist Church, and a teacher in the Sabbath school.  The funeral was held in the M. E. Church on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Hudnutt conducted the services, assisted by Rev. Mr. Frost. Music was rendered by Mrs. Powell, Mrs. Curtice, Mr. Phillips and W. F. Braco.  The burial was at Boughton Hill Cemetery.                       

                                       ONTARIO  COUNTY  JOURNAL December 13, 1895

 DIED ROWLEY      At Victor, December 8,1895, Mrs. Franklin Rowley, aged 68 years.

                        She married Franklin Rowley Victor, New York, December 23, 1858  Franklin was born Victor, New York October 14, 1822.  Franklin was the son of Andrew Rowley and Sarah F. Bigelow .  Franklin died December 24, 1899 Victor, New York, at 77 years of age.   

                                           ONTARIO  COUNTY  JOURNAL December 29, 1899

DIED          ROWLEY    At Victor, December 24, 1899, Franklin Rowley, aged 77 years.


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