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Generation No. 7 

22.    MINERVA HANNA7 PIERCE (ROBERT MELVIN6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 05 March 1875 in Bristol, Ontario, NY, and died 10 February 1914 in Bristol or Canandaigua, Ontario, NY.  She married CHARLES FRANCIS Nott 06 April 1905 in Rochester, Monroe, NY, son of Sibley Nott and Elinore Ellwell. 

                                Children of Minerva PIERCE and Charles Nott are:

                        i.      MELVIN CHARLES8 Nott, b. 16 November 1910.

                        ii.     SIBLEY ELTON Nott, b. 04 October 1911, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY; d. 1979.

                        iii.    WALTER A. Nott, m. FLORENCE ANGELL, 10 August 1940, Gorham, Ontario, NY.

                        iv.    INFANT Nott, b. Unknown; d. Deceased.

 

Notes:

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wed. February 18, 1914  PAGE  3 COL 4

 

 DIED – Nott At Canandaigua February 10, 1914, Mrs. Minnie Nott, wife of Charles Nott, aged 35 years, Interment at Bristol.                         

 ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Wed. Feb. 11, 1914  PAGE 3  COL  2

Mrs. CHARLES NottAged about 35 years, wife of Charles Nott, of the West Lake Shore Road, died at the Memorial Hospital yesterday afternoon following an operation for gall stones about five weeks ago.  

She is survived by her husband and three small children, also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Melvin Pierce, and two brothers, Leon and Rollin, and three sisters, Mrs. Mabel Sangster, Mrs. Jessie Case, and Miss Jennie Pierce. 

                                                      ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  

Nott - The death of Mrs. Minerva H. Pierce, wife of Charles E. Nott, West Lake Road, occurred at Memorial Hospital on Tuesday afternoon. Deceased underwent an operation five weeks ago.  

She was born in Bristol, on March 5, 1875. Besides her husband, she leaves three small sons, Melvin C. , Sibley E., and Walter, her parents Mr. and Mrs. R. Melvin Pierce, two brothers, Leon and Rollen Pierce, three sisters, Mrs. Jessie Case, Mrs. Mabel Sangster, and Miss Jennie Pierce, of Canandaigua.  

The funeral services will be held from the parents’ home on Cheshire Road, today. Rev. Livingston L. Taylor will officiate. Interment will be at Bristol. Her body was interred 1914 Bristol, New York, Flatiron Road Cemetery.  

According to S.A.R.A., a Dr. W. S. Hicks delivered a baby girl Pierce to M. Pierce and M. Andrews on 5 March 1872. 

Marriage Notes:

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES

MARRIAGE    Nott -  PIERCE 

 At Rochester, April 6, 1905, Charles Nott of Cheshire and Miss Minerva Pierce of Canandaigua. Announcement is made of the marriage on April 6, 1905 at Rochester, by Rev. Dr. S. B. Nelson of St. Peter's Presbyterian church, of Miss Minerva Pierce to Mr. Charles Nott, both of Canandaigua.  

23.    MABEL CHERRY7 PIERCE (ROBERT MELVIN6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born June 1887, and died 1954.  She married GEORGE H. Sangster, son of Alexander Sangster and Ann Benzie. 

                                Children of Mabel PIERCE and George Sangster are:

                        i.      OREN H.8 Sangster, b. 08 November 1911, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY; d. May 1984; m. GLADYS Nelson.

                        ii.     GEORGE A. Sangster, b. 1913, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY; d. 1942.

                        iii.    RUTH M. Sangster, b. Abt 1915, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY. 

24.    LEON J.7 PIERCE (ROBERT MELVIN6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 08 December 1889 in Bristol, Ontario, NY.  He married BARBARA A. Shearer 27 December 1911 in , Ontario, NY, daughter of Thomas Shearer and Mary Lees. 

                                Children of Leon PIERCE and Barbara Shearer are:

                         i.     MELVIN THOMAS8 PIERCE, b. 12 January 1913; m. AMY Smith.

                         ii.    IDA M. PIERCE, b. 1915; m. WILLIAM F. Higley, 23 January 1937, Reed Corners, Ontario, NY.

                         iii.   ROBERT PIERCE, b. Abt 1916.

                         iv.   BERNARD S. PIERCE, b. Abt 1917.

 

Notes:

American Agriculturist Farm Directory   Town of Canandaigua   

Published by Orange Judd Company; 1914  M to Z

owns=owns house and land;

rd=postal address  

Pierce, Leon J. (Barbara A.); 1 child; farmer; owns 160 acres; rd 9 Canandaigua;

           Marriage Notes:

ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday January 17, 1913  

BORN   - PIERCE At Canandaigua, January 12, 1913, to Mr. and Mrs. Leon Pierce, a son 

1920- Owned a farm on Middle Road, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY. 

25.    ROLLIN M.7 PIERCE (ROBERT MELVIN6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born January 1895, and died 1963.  He married ALICE M. ???. 

                                Child of Rollin PIERCE and Alice ??? is:

                        i.      LEONARD R.8 PIERCE, b. Aft January 1920; d. 1944.

 

Marriage Notes:

1920- Owned their farm on Cheshire Cross Road 

26.    PERRY R.7 PIERCE (DANIEL WEBSTER6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 22 November 1878.  He married CORA A. Smith. 

                                Children of Perry PIERCE and Cora Smith are:

                        i.      FREDERICK8 PIERCE, b. 19 January 1908, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY.

                        ii.     GERALDINE PIERCE, b. 05 October 1905, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY.

 

Notes:

Birth Information:

From http://www.townofbristol.org/tSARA3.html#P:

Pierce, male (Perry) 22 Nov 1878 B Dr W S Hicks

         Parent-Pierce, D & M (Rogers)

 

Miscellaneous Information:

Perry was living with William and Eliza in 1900 according to the 1900 census.  

27.    ROY CARPENTER7 PIERCE (DANIEL WEBSTER6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 20 August 1880 in Bristol, Ontario, NY, and died 17 July 1953 in Canandaigua, Ontario, NY.  He married JULIA EVELYN Farnum 12 April 1905 in Canandaigua, Ontario, NY, daughter of Joseph Farnum and Ella Vanarsdale. 

                                Children of Roy PIERCE and Julia Farnum are:

                        i.      Farnum CHARLES8 PIERCE, b. 05 March 1906, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY; d. 23 August 1906.

45.                   ii.     LELAND W. PIERCE, b. 24 April 1907, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY; d. 28 October 1980.

                        iii.    STUART J. PIERCE, b. 19 March 1909, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY; d. 20 September 1994; m. MARY Heffron, 24 April 1937.

46.                   iv.    ELVIN H. PIERCE, b. 19 November 1913, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY; d. 28 March 1985, Oswego hospital, Oswego, NY.

 

Notes:

Police Chief's Father Dies; Bristol Native 

Roy C. Pierce, 73, father of Police Chief Leland W. Pierce, died Friday night (July 17, 1953).  Mr. Pierce was born in Bristol Aug. 20, 1879, the son of Daniel and Madeline Carpenter Pierce.  He was a life long resident of this area and for the past two years had served as gardener and caretaker at the Tuttle estate, Howell St.  He and his wife, Mrs. Julia Farnum Pierce, had made their home at 116 Howell St.  Mr. Pierce was a former member of the Independent Order of Oddfellows. 

Survivors include his wife; two other sons, Stuart J. Pierce, Canandaigua, and Alvin H. Pierce, Mexico, N. Y.; two sisters, Miss Lena Pierce and Mrs. Lulu Farnsworth, both of Canandaigua; one brother, William Pierce, Canandaigua, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

Friends may call at the Kennedy Funeral Chapel Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held from the funeral chapel Monday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Stephen S. Pratt, retired Methodist minister, will officiate.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  

[NOTE: typed as written in the paper.  Son "Alvin H. Pierce" should be Elvin H. Pierce.] 

The obituary for Roy C. Pierce was contributed by Michael P. Pierce; thank you, Michael

From Town of Bristol: 

Pierce, male 20 Aug 1880 B  Dr W S Hicks

         Parent-Pierce, D & M (Rogers) 

28.    WILLIAM C.7 PIERCE (DANIEL WEBSTER6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 17 August 1886 in Bristol, Ontario, NY, and died 1964.  He married MAE E.P. ???. 

                                Child of William PIERCE and Mae ??? is:

                        i.      INFANT8 PIERCE.

 

Notes

Birth Information: From Town of Bristol 

Pierce, male (Wm C) 17 Aug 1886 B Dr W S Hicks

         Parent-Pierce, D & M (Rogers) 

29.    NATHAN G.7 PIERCE (WILLIAM HENRY6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born December 1889, and died 1962.  He married GERTRUDE L. Armstrong, daughter of William Armstrong and Lillian ???. 

                                Child of Nathan PIERCE and Gertrude Armstrong is:

                        i.      EVELYN8 PIERCE, b. 1913; d. 1934.

 

Notes: According to the 1910 census Nathan was a salesman. 

30.    GLENN ELLIS7 PIERCE (WILLIAM HENRY6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born May 1898, and died 07 September 1967.  He married BEATRICE Collver. 

Children of Glenn PIERCE and Beatrice Collver are:

                        i.      GLENN8 PIERCE , JR..

47.                   ii.     WILLIAM SEWARD PIERCE.

 

Notes:

Worked as a salesman in a grocery store in 1920 in Auburn. 

He was a prison guard and worked in Danamora and Auburn prisons during the 30s-50s 

31.    ANNA H.7 PIERCE (WILLIAM HENRY6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born January 1881, and died 1974.  She married BERNARD Farrant 27 June 1907 in Canandaigua, Ontario, NY. 

                                Children of Anna PIERCE and Bernard Farrant are:

                        i.      MARCIA EVELYN8 Farrant, b. 17 April 1908.

                        ii.     BERNICE A. Farrant, b. Abt 1913.

                        iii.    WILLIAM B. Farrant, b. Abt 1915.

 

Notes:

According to the 1910 Auburn, Cayuga census Anna was 37... May have lied about her age because according to 1900 census she was born in 1881, which would make her older than her husband.

 

According to headstone Anna was born in 1882

 

Marriage Notes:

Naturalized in Canandaigua, Ontario, NY in 1915 

32.    FRANK S.7 PIERCE (WILLIAM HENRY6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born March 1884.  He married ANNA Saxton 27 September 1905 in Canandaigua, Ontario, NY, daughter of Daniel Saxton and Margaret ???. 

                                Children of Frank PIERCE and Anna Saxton are:

                        i.      DONALD8 PIERCE, b. Abt 1907.

                        ii.     CHARLES PIERCE, b. Abt 1913. 

33.    CHARLES N.7 PIERCE (WILLIAM HENRY6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 05 March 1888, and died July 1977.  He married ETHEL MAE ???. 

                                Child of Charles PIERCE and Ethel ??? is:

                        i.      EDNA8 PIERCE, b. Abt 1914.

 

Notes:1920 Canandaigua census has him listed as Charles E. Pierce. 

34.    ROWENA7 PIERCE (JAMES HAMILTON6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 18 February 1881, and died 1950.  She married VICTOR ROY Hurlbutt 08 June 1904, son of George Hurlbutt. 

                                Children of Rowena PIERCE and Victor Hurlbutt are:

                        i.      OLIVE AGUSTA8 Hurlbutt, b. 03 May 1905, Gorham, Ontario, NY.

                        ii.     PHYLLIS A. Hurlbutt, b. 26 January 1907, Gorham, Ontario, NY; d. 1979.

                        iii.    ELIZABETH M. Hurlbutt, b. 1914; d. 1994.

                        iv.    MERTON C. Hurlbutt, b. Abt 1911.

 

Marriage Notes:

From Town of Bristol

Pierce, Rowena 08 Jun 1904 M Rev L D Boynton

         Spouse-Hurlbutt, Victor  

 

1910- Victor and Rowena rented a residence on 234 Pleasant Street, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY.

1920- Own their home on 253 Mason Street, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY. 

35.    Dorothy7 PIERCE (JAMES HAMILTON6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 07 June 1890 in Ontario County, NY, and died July 1965.  She married William Keyes 1910 in Ontario County, NY. 

                                Child of Dorothy PIERCE and William Keyes is:

.                       i.      Sidney Adelbert8 Keyes, b. 22 July 1908, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY; d. 17 April 1956, Clarkson, Monroe, NY.

 

Notes:

[Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from A through L, Date of Import: Jan 1, 2001, Internal Ref. #1.111.4.125425.3]

 

Individual: Keyes, Dorothy

Birth date: Jun 7, 1890

Death date: Jul 1965

Social Security #: 091-14-6901

Last residence: NY

State of issue: NY

 

According to James Hamilton Pierce's obituary, in 1935 Dorothy lived in Scottsville, Monroe, NY.

Pierce, female (Dorothy) 07 Jun 1890 B Dr W S Hicks

From Town of Bristol    Parent-Pierce, J & H (Albro) 

Marriage Notes:  According to Ontario County Records, William and Dorothy Keyes lived in Victor in 1919.  Record is Naturalizations in Ontario County, NY in the 20th Century.   

36.    HELLEN7 PIERCE (JAMES HAMILTON6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 22 February 1893.  She married FRANK A. Gilbert 21 October 1912 in Bristol, Ontario, NY. 

                                Child of Hellen PIERCE and Frank Gilbert is:

                        i.      AUNA A.8 Gilbert, b. Abt 1919.

 

Notes:

Pierce, female (Helen) 22 Feb 1893 B Dr W S Hicks. 

Parent-Pierce, J & H (Albro) (Source: http://www.townofbristol.org/tSARA3.html#P)

 

Marriage Notes:

Pierce, Helen 21 Oct 1912 M Rev J L Wolbach

         Spouse-Gilbert, Frank  

37.    HOWARD STEPHEN7 PIERCE (GEORGE WASHINGTON6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 20 April 1884, and died 07 August 1952.  He married CORA E. Goodrich. 

                                Children of Howard PIERCE and Cora Goodrich are:

                        i.      MILDRED S.8 PIERCE, b. Abt 1910.

                        ii.     MARGARITE E. PIERCE, b. Abt 1916.

Notes from Town of Bristol: 

Pierce, male (Howard) 20 Apr 1880 B Dr W S Hicks

         Parent-Pierce, G & F (Francis)

  

1920 census shows Howard working as a decorator, cannot tell where though.

 

From Daily Messenger August 8, 1952; 

Howard S. Pierce was found dead in his bed today at the Imperial Hotel, 19 Niagara Street. It is believed that Mr. Pierce, a painter, had been dead about a day.  Curtice Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

                   Marriage Notes:

1920- Rented a residence on Bristol Road, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY. 

38.    IRMIN L.7 PIERCE (GEORGE WASHINGTON6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 16 October 1886, and died 03 January 1962 in Canandaigua, Ontario, NY.  He married ISABELLE Fox. 

                                Children of Irmin PIERCE and Isabelle Fox are:

48.                   i.      CAMERON E.8 PIERCE, b. 07 March 1924, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY; d. 21 May 2001.

                        ii.     IRMIN L. PIERCE , JR., m. PAULINE ???.

49.                   iii.    SHERWOOD G. PIERCE, b. Abt 1927, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY; d. 28 September 1995, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY.

50.                   iv.    VIRGINIA PIERCE, b. Abt 1919, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY; d. 30 January 1996, Salt Lake City, UT.

51.                   v.     SHIRLEY PIERCE, b. 03 April 1926, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY; d. 01 August 1996, Canandaigua, Ontario, NY.

52.                   vi.    MARCIA PIERCE, b. Abt 1923; d. 18 September 1999.

53.                   vii.   BEVERLY PIERCE, b. Abt 1916; d. 02 January 2001.

                        Notes: Birth Information:

          From Town of Bristol

          Pierce, male (Irmin) 16 Oct 1886 B Dr W S Hicks               Parent-Pierce, G & F (Francis)

Death Information: 

From Daily Messenger January 3, 1962;  

Irmin L. Pierce, 75, died unexpectedly at his home, 76 Perry Place, today.  

He was born in Bristol, October 16, 1886, the son of the late George W. and Fannie Francis Pierce.  He had lived most of his life in Canandaigua and attended the local schools.  He retired in 1947 after being employed for many years as custodian of the Canandaigua schools.  

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Isabelle Fox Pierce; four daughters, Mrs. Fred Eisline, Mrs. Anthony Vecchi, Mrs. William Sage, and  Mrs. Robert J. Brown of Canandaigua; three sons, Irmin L. Jr. of Hingham, Mass, Cameron of Canandaigua, and Sherwood of Waterloo.  23 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Three sisters, Mrs. William Davis of Geneva, Mrs. Earl F. Case of Rochester and Mrs. George Conyne of Canandaigua.  And several  nieces and nephews.  

Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the John C. Johnson Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Friday at 3:30 pm, the Rev Richard Bowan, pastor of the First Congregational Church officiating.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. 

39.    CLARENCE BRIGGS7 PIERCE (GEORGE WASHINGTON6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 19 April 1890 in Gorham, Ontario, NY, and died 08 December 1918.  He married ELVA BERNICE Bliss 19 April 1911 in Bristol, Ontario, NY, daughter of Harry Bliss and Lenora ???. 

                                Child of Clarence PIERCE and Elva Bliss is:

                        i.      GEORGE KENNETH8 PIERCE, b. 13 December 1912; d. 10 December 1918.

 

Notes: From Ontario County Journal  December 1918;

 

CLARENCE B. PIERCE

GEORGE KENNETH PIERCE  

The deaths of Clarence B. Pierce and only son Kenneth Pierce, cast a gloom throughout the vicinity and the bereaved family is receiving the sympathy of their many friends.  Death was due to influenza.  Clarence Briggs Pierce passed away at Memorial Hospital on Friday night, following a weeks illness.  He was born in Gorham, a son of George W. and Fannie Francis Pierce, April 19, 1890.  He was married to Elva Bernice Bliss at Bristol on April 19, 1911.  George Kenneth Pierce was born on December 13, 1912.  His death occurred on Sunday.  He was a bright and lovable lad and gave great promise of growing to useful manhood.  They had resided in South Bloomfield for two years.  Mr. Pierce leaves his widow, Mrs. Elva Bliss Pierce, of South Bloomfield; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George W. Pierce, two brothers and four sisters, Irmin, Howard, Ruth and Marion Pierce , Mrs. George Conyne of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Earl Case of Rochester. 

According to the diary of E. A. Hicks Clarence died 8 Dec 1918, but according to Rev O. F. Alford he died 23 January 1919.  23 January could just be the date Rev. Alford entered the info, or maybe the date that Clarence and George were buried. 

40.    RUTH MARGARET7 PIERCE (GEORGE WASHINGTON6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 21 June 1892 in Canandaigua, Ontario, NY, and died 30 September 1960 in  Brighton, Monroe, NY.  She married LOUIS B. Cartwright 21 June 1922 in Canandaigua, Ontario, NY. 

                                Children of Ruth PIERCE and Louis Cartwright are:

                        i.      ELEANOR L.8 Cartwright.

                        ii.     Martha Cartwright

Notes:

From a Rochester newspaper October 1, 1960;

 

RUTH M. Cartwright, Churchwoman, Dies at 68

 

Mrs. Ruth Margaret Cartwright, wife of Rochester Postmaster Louis B. Cartwright and a leading churchwoman, died at her home, 141 Brookwood Road, Brighton, yesterday (Sept. 30, 1960), after an 18 month illness. She was 68. Her husband also served as Rochester city manager from 1940 to 1953 when he resigned to become postmaster.

 

Mrs. Cartwright was born on June 21, 1892 in Canandaigua, the daughter or Mr. and Mrs. George W. Pierce.  Her father was manager of Brigham Hall farm.  She was married in her parents home there on her birthday in 1922. Mrs. Cartwright was active in local civic and church affairs. She was responsible for all Red Cross activities in the 19th ward as chairman of the ward unit of the Rochester-Monroe County Chapter. She also was a charter member of the Women of Rotary, a member of the Friends of Rochester Public Library and a past secretary and past vice-president of the Woman's Council of the Rochester Museum Association.

Mrs. Cartwright was a member of the board of trustees, member of the board of stewards and president of the Association of Universalist Woman, Rochester Chapter, of the First Universalist Church of Rochester. She also served on the national board of the Association of Universalist Woman from 1945-1949. She was especially interested in the international church extension committee, and was given an honorary life membership in the association at the 1953 Assembly of the Universalist Church of America. Mrs. Cartwright was the vice-president of the New York State Woman's Universalist Association from 1952-53.  

Through her interest in international service, she sponsored and provided a home for six years for Aiko Onishi, a Universalist girl from Japan.  During that time Miss Aiko was graduated from the Eastman School of Music and received an artists diploma in piano.  She returned to Tokyo in 1956 and is now teaching and giving concert piano performances.  Another of Mrs. Cartwright's interests was the Clara Barton Camp for diabetic children maintained by the Association of Universalist Woman at the birthplace of Miss Barton, at Oxford, Mass.  The women of the Rochester church will present an organ to the camp in Mrs. Cartwright's memory.  

Besides her husband, Mrs. Cartwright is survived by two daughters, Miss Eleanor L. Cartwright and Mrs. George E. Croop, both of Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Earl F. Case of Rochester, Mrs. George Conyne of Canandaigua and Mrs. William Davis of Geneva; her brother, Irmin L. Pierce of Canandaigua; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  

A memorial service will be held at 2 P. M. on Monday at the First Universalist Church. Friends may contribute to the Radiation Therapy fund of Strong Memorial Hospital or the Memorial Fund of the First Universalist Church. 

41.    MARION7 PIERCE (GEORGE WASHINGTON6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 22 August 1894, and died February 1974 in Geneva, Ontario, NY.  She married (1) ALFRED H. Cade, son of James Cade and Eleanore Sabey.  She married (2) WILLIAM Davis. 

                                Children of Marion PIERCE and Alfred Cade are:

                        i.      ROGER J.8 Cade.

                        ii.     JANET Cade, m. EDWARD Hansen.

Notes:

This appeared in a Geneva newspaper Feb 15, 1974;

 

Mrs. Marion PIERCE Cade Davis, 79, of Geneva, died Thursday in Geneva General Hospital after a long illness.

 

She was born in Canandaigua August 22,1894, the daughter of George and Fannie Francis PIERCE.  Mrs. Davis was a graduate of the Thompson Hospital School of Nursing and practiced in Canandaigua and Clifton Springs. A Geneva resident for the past 21 years, she was a past matron of the Canandaigua Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Geneva.  

Survivors include her husband William, a son Roger J. Cade of Ventura, Calif., a daughter Mrs. Edward (Janet) Hansen of Orleans; two sisters Mrs. Earl (Esther) Case of Rochester and Mrs. C. Harvey (Lois) Jewett of Canandaigua.  Nine grand-children and one great granddaughter. Friends may call at Kennedy and Son Funeral Home, Canandaigua Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p. m. The funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. 

42.    ESTHER7 PIERCE (GEORGE WASHINGTON6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 19 September 1895 in Canandaigua, Ontario, NY, and died 27 October 1987 in Brighton, Monroe, NY.  She married EARL F. Case. 

                                Children of Esther PIERCE and Earl Case are:

                        i.      ROBERT L.8 Case, m. LUCY ???.

                        ii.     E. GERALD Case, m. MARJORIE ???.

                        iii.    MARJORIE Case, m. PHILIP Lewis.

                        iv.    Lewis H. Case, m. ETHEL W. ???.

Notes:

From Daily Messenger October 28, 1987;

ESTHER PIERCE Case

 

BRIGHTON - Former Canandaigua resident Esther Pierce Case died yesterday (Oct 27) at her home. Mrs. Case was 92.  

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert L. and Lucy Case and E. Gerald and Marjorie Case, all of Canandaigua; a daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie and Philip Lewis of Pittsford; daughter-in-law, Ethel W. Case of Pittsford; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Case was predeceased by her husband, Earl F. Case who died in 1962 and her son Lewis H. Case.  

There will be no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua. Arrangements were made by the Kennedy and Son Funeral Home, 13 Bristol Street, Canandaigua. 

43.    JOHN Gilbert7 PIERCE (HENRY LEIGHTON6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 18 August 1903 in Canandaigua, Ontario, NY, and died 1980.  He married RUTH Denniston. 

                                Child of John PIERCE and Ruth Denniston is:

                        i.      JOHN Gilbert8 PIERCE , JR., b. 15 July 1929; d. 27 January 1987. 

44.    MARK G.7 PIERCE (FRANCIS M.6, OLIVER P.5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born January 1887.  He married MABEL ???

                                Child of Mark PIERCE and Mabel ??? is:

                        i.      PHYLLIS8 PIERCE, b. 1915; d. 1982.

 

Generation No. 8 

45.    LELAND W.8 PIERCE (ROY CARPENTER7, DANIEL WEBSTER6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 24 April 1907 in Canandaigua, Ontario, NY, and died 28 October 1980.  He married DOROTHY M. Lynch. 

                                Children of Leland PIERCE and Dorothy Lynch are:

54.                   i.      CHARLEEN M.9 PIERCE, b. Private

                        ii.     SANDRA L. PIERCE, b. Private 

46.    ELVIN H.8 PIERCE (ROY CARPENTER7, DANIEL WEBSTER6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 19 November 1913 in Canandaigua, Ontario, NY, and died 28 March 1985 in Oswego hospital, Oswego, NY.  He married MARY ELIZABETH Fuller, daughter of Benedict Fuller and Kathryn Finnerty. 

        Children of Elvin PIERCE and Mary Fuller are:

55.                   i.      RICHARD ELVIN9 PIERCE, b. 05 May 1934; d. 22 December 1961.

56.                   ii.     JAMES STUART PIERCE, b. Private

                        iii.    BARBARA ANN PIERCE, b. Private; m. DICK Crane.

                        iv.    FREDERICK Farnum PIERCE, b. Private

                        v.     DAVID CARPENTER PIERCE, b. Private; m. PHYLLIS UNKNOWN. 

47.    WILLIAM SEWARD8 PIERCE (GLENN ELLIS7, WILLIAM HENRY6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1). 

        Child of William PIERCE is:

                        i.      MARK WILLIAM9 PIERCE

48.    CAMERON E.8 PIERCE (IRMIN L.7, GEORGE WASHINGTON6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 07 March 1924 in Canandaigua, Ontario, NY, and died 21 May 2001.  He married MARJORIE ???. 

        Children of Cameron PIERCE and Marjorie ??? are:

                        i.      CHERYL9 PIERCE, m. J.T. Aldridge.

                        ii.     BRUCE PIERCE, m. DIANA ???.

 

Notes: US Army WWII Vet

 

From Daily Messenger May 22, 2001

Cameron E. Pierce, age 77, formerly of 190 Parish Street, died Monday, May 21, 2001 at Elm Manor Nursing Home.  

He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl (J. T.) Aldridge of Boston, Mass.; his son Bruce (Diana) Pierce LCDR CEC USN-Ret. of New Bern, N.C.; his brother Irmin (Pauline) Pierce Jr. of Tyngsboro, Mass., and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie, in 1996 and his brother Sherwood "Bill" Pierce and four sisters Virginia Vecchi, Shirley Brown, Marcia Sage and Beverly Eiseline.  

Mr. Pierce was born in Canandaigua.  He attended Canandaigua schools and graduated from Canandaigua Academy in 1941.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War Two, serving in the Pacific Theater.  Mr. Pierce retired in 1979 after 37 years with the New York State Department of Audit and Control in Rochester.  

There will be no prior calling hours.  His funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 30 at 7:00 pm at the John C. Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 47 North Main Street, Canandaigua.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Canandaigua Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 385, Canandaigua, NY 14424 or to the Ontario-Yates Hospice, 750 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva, NY 14456-1336.

Note: According to his sister Marcia's Obit Cameron lived in Moorehead City, N.C. as of September 19, 1999. 

49.    SHERWOOD G.8 PIERCE (IRMIN L.7, GEORGE WASHINGTON6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born Abt 1927 in Canandaigua, Ontario, NY, and died 28 September 1995 in Canandaigua, Ontario, NY.  He married DOROTHY Mumerow. 

        Children of Sherwood PIERCE and Dorothy Mumerow are:

                        i.      VICKI9 PIERCE, m. TED Wallace.

                        ii.     TRACY PIERCE, m. DAVID Fitzgerald.

                        iii.    LYNN PIERCE, m. MICHAEL Morey.

                        iv.    JOEL PIERCE.

 

Notes:

The Daily Messenger September 29,1995;

Sherwood G. Pierce, age 68, of Chapel St., Canandaigua, died yesterday September 28, 1995 unexpectedly at his home.  

He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Vicki and Ted Wallace of Auburn, N.Y., Tracy and David Fitzgerald of Littleton, Colo., and Lynn Pierce-Morey and Michael Morey of Springwater, N.Y.; his son Joel Pierce of Canandaigua; nine grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Irmin L. Jr. and Pauline Pierce of Tyngsboro, Mass., Cameron and Marjorie Pierce of Canandaigua; four sisters and a brother-in-law, Beverly Eiseline, Shirley Brown, Marcia and Sage all of Canandaigua, Virginia Vecchi of Salt Lake City, Utah.  Mr. Pierce was predeceased by his wife Dorothy (Mumerow) Pierce in 1981.  

Mr. Pierce was born in Canandaigua where he lived most of his life. He was a graduate of Canandaigua Academy, Class of 1945 and a U.S. Army veteran of World War 2.  He was a graduate of the College of Forestry at Syracuse, Class of 1951.  Mr. Pierce operated a gas station in Waterloo for several years and worked for Health Survey Consultants from 1962 to 1971.  He was employed by Ontario County as district manager of three Soil and Water Conservation District retiring in 1990.  

Friends may call Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 pm at the John C. Johnson Funeral Home Inc., 47 North Main St., Canandaigua from where services will be held following calling hours Sunday at 4 pm.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Canandaigua Emergency Squad. 

50.    VIRGINIA8 PIERCE (IRMIN L.7, GEORGE WASHINGTON6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born Abt 1919 in Canandaigua, Ontario, NY, and died 30 January 1996 in Salt Lake City, UT. She married ANTHONY Vecchi. 

        Children of Virginia PIERCE and Anthony Vecchi are:

                        i.      DAVID A.9 Vecchi, m. MELODY ???.

                        ii.     PETER Vecchi.

 

Notes:

From the Daily Messenger February 1, 1996; (Canandaigua)

Virginia Pierce Vecchi, age 77, formerly of North Main Street, Canandaigua, died January 30, 1996 at her home in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, David A. and Melody Vecchi of Park City, Utah, Peter Vecchi of Seattle, Wash; three grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Irmin L. Jr. and Pauline Pierce of Tyngsboro, Mass, Cameron and Marjorie Pierce of Canandaigua; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Marcia and William Sage, Beverly Eiseline and Shirley Brown, all of Canandaigua; several nieces and nephews.

 

Mrs. Vecchi was predeceased by her husband Anthony F. in 1989. Mrs. Vecchi was born in Canandaigua and was a graduate of Canandaigua Academy.  She received a BA Degree from Ithaca College. She was a Physical Education teacher for several years. She was a member of the American Legion Post 256 Ladies Auxiliary, member of St. Mary's Church, former member of the Canandaigua Country Club and the former Kanandaqua Country Club.  She operated a grocery store in Canandaigua with her husband Tony for many years.  

Friends may call Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the John C. Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 47 North Main Street, Canandaigua, from where a prayer service will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at 10 am, at St. Mary's Church. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association-Rochester Chapter.  

51.    SHIRLEY8 PIERCE (IRMIN L.7, GEORGE WASHINGTON6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born 03 April 1926 in Canandaigua, Ontario, NY, and died 01 August 1996 in Canandaigua, Ontario, NY.  She married ROBERT J. Brown. 

                                Children of Shirley PIERCE and Robert Brown are:

                        i.      JEFF9 Brown, m. MARILYN ???.

                        ii.     TONYA Brown, m. HUGH Benzing.

                        iii.    LUCINDA Brown, m. RICHARD Mullen.

                        iv.    MELLISSA Brown, m. COLLIE Woodard.

                        v.     SHELLEY Brown, m. PATRICK Dickerson.

                        vi.    CHRISTINA Brown, m. LARRY Carter.

 Notes:     From the Daily Messenger August 2, 1996; (Canandaigua)

Shirley Pierce Brown, age 70, of Parish Street Extension, died Thursday, August 1, 1996 at her home.  

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Marilynn of Brockport; five daughters and sons-in-law, Hugh and Tonya Benzing, Richard and Lucinda Mullen, Collie and Melissa Woodard, all of Canandaigua, Patrick and Shelley Dickerson, Larry and Christina Carter, all of Bloomfield; 16 grandchildren; five step grandchildren; a great-grandson; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Beverly Eiseline, Marcia and William Sage, all of Canandaigua, two brothers and a sister-in-law, Irmin and Polly Pierce of Mass., Cameron Pierce of Canandaigua; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband Robert J. "Red" in 1995 and by her sister Virginia Vecchi in 1996.  

Mrs. Brown was born in Canandaigua, the daughter of Irmin and Isabel Pierce.  She was a lifelong resident of Canandaigua and graduate of Canandaigua Academy Class of 1944. There will be no prior calling hours.  A funeral service will be held Saturday at 11:00 am at the John C. Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 47 North Main St., Canandaigua.  Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Memorial contributions to the Ontario-Yates Hospice. 

52.    MARCIA8 PIERCE (IRMIN L.7, GEORGE WASHINGTON6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born Abt 1923, and died 18 September 1999.  She married WILLIAM Sage. 

        Children of Marcia PIERCE and William Sage are:

                        i.      SHARON9 Sage, m. PETE Smythe.

                        ii.     SUSAN Sage.

                        iii.    PAMELA Sage.

 

Notes:

From the Daily Messenger September 19, 1999; (Canandaigua)

Marcia P. Sage - Beloved mother, grandmother

 

Marcia P. Sage, age 76, of Purdy Road and formerly of Fort Hill Avenue, died Saturday, September 18, 1999, at her home.  

She is survived by three daughters and a son-in-law, Sharon and Pete Smythe of Canandaigua, N.Y., Susan Sage of Rochester, N.Y., and Pamela Glen of Oceanside, Calif.; four grandchildren, Leia, Jacob, and Jared Glen and Michelle Dudley; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Irmin and Pauline Pierce of Tyngsboro, Mass., Cameron Pierce of Moorehead City, N.C.; and one sister, Beverly Eiseline of Canandaigua, N.Y. She was predeceased by her husband, William A. Sage in April 1998.  

Mrs. Sage was born in Canandaigua, N.Y.  She was a graduate of Canandaigua Academy Class of 1940, and Highland Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1944.  Mrs. Sage was a registered nurse at Canandaigua VA Medical Center in 1945 and later worked at the Canandaigua Medical Group for 23 years, retiring in 1987.  She was a member of the First Congregational Church.  

Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21, at the John C. Johnson Funeral Home, 47 North Main Street, Canandaigua, where a funeral service will follow at 2 p.m.  Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Contributions in her memory may be made to the First Congregational Church, 58 North Main Street, Canandaigua, N.Y. 14424.  

53.    BEVERLY8 PIERCE (IRMIN L.7, GEORGE WASHINGTON6, WILLIAM HENRY5, HENRY LEIGHTON4, WILLIAM3 PIERCE OR PEARCE, JAMES2 PEARCE, WILLIAM1) was born Abt 1916, and died 02 January 2001.  She married FRED Eiseline. 

                                Children of Beverly PIERCE and Fred Eiseline are:

                        i.      BEVERLY9 Eiseline.

                        ii.     VIRGINIA Eiseline, m. RICHARD DeMunck.

                        iii.    MARTHA Eiseline.

                        iv.    KIM Eiseline.

                        v.     FREDERICK D. Eiseline.

 

Notes:

BEVERLY (PIERCE) Eiseline

Beverly Eiseline slipped peacefully into death at Thompson Continuing Care Center, on Tuesday, January 2, 2001, in her eighty-fifth year. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick Eiseline, her sisters Virginia Vecchi, Marcia Sage, Shirley Brown and her brother Sherwood Pierce.  

She is survived by her daughters, Beverly (Ray-mond) L’Hommedieu,Jr. of Gates, NY, Virginia (Richard) DeMunck of Greece, NY, Martha (Richard) Wood of Middlesex, NY, Kim Eiseline of Greece, NY, and her son Frederick D. (Renee) Eiseline of Pittsford, NY; her ten grandchildren, George L'Hommedieu, Norman (Colleen) L’Hommedieuand Aimee Rae all of Chile, NY, Sharyn (Clif) Howe of Harrisburg, SD, Scoot Wood of Macedon, NY, and Scott, Lisa, and Eric Eiseline, all of Pittsford, NY; her thirteen great-grandchildren; her brothers, Irmin L. (Pauline) Pierce Jr. of Tyngsboro, Mass, and Cameron E. Pierce of Canandaigua, NY; and several nieces and nephews.  

Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 8 pm, at the Fuller Funeral Home, 190 Buffalo Street, Canandaigua, NY.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to the Canandaigua Emergency Squad.  

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