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Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser Rochester, NY, Sat Jan 2, 1900 contributed by: G. Subyak
KILLED BY A TREE
Coroner Called to a Case in Italy -- A Big Cocking Main -- Penn Yan Briefs
Penn Yan, N. Y., Jan. 2 - Albert RICHARDSON, a well known farmer of West Italy, was killed by a falling tree Thursday. Coroner COX was summoned, but was unable to get to his home and but few particulars of the fatality are known here, but it is reported that a flying limb of a tree he had felled killed him.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Sat Jan 17, 1925 contributed by: G. Subyak
MRS. CAROLINE MANNING
Naples, Jan. 16 - Mrs. Caroline GOODSELL MANNING, 66 years old, died Wednesday at the home of Vernon FOX in Prattsburgh road in Italy, after a long illness. Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Frederick REISINGER, of Naples; two sons, George MANNING and Melvin MANNING, of Italy, two sisters, Mrs. Martin FENNER and Mrs. Ira PRICE, both of Penn Yan; and two brothers, (cut off)
Penn Yan Democrat, Penn Yan NY Friday Jan 19, 1934 contributed by: Dianne Thomas
The home of Mrs. Ida GEER caught fire from the chimney burning out, but the flames were soon extinguished. No damage was done.
David YOEMAN passed away on Thursday of last week [Jan 11], after a weeks illness of pneumonia. He leaves his wife, who was Miss Augusta WEBSTER, and several children at home, also Mrs. Kenneth LAFLER.
Charles HERRICK is some better at this writing.
Mrs. William FINCH has pneumonia.
Mr. and Mrs. George GEER were recent guests of relatives in Rochester.
Mrs. M. LAFLER and daughter, Irene, called on their sister and aunt, Mrs. Nettie PARSHALL , on Saturday of last week. Mrs. PARSHALL does not improve in health as her many friends would like.
Mrs. Leon HERRICK and daughter, Marion, escaped with a few bruises when their car skidded and overturned on the bank near the home of Charles DUNTON. Marion was able to get out and go for help. No serious damage was done to the car and it was soon righted with the aid of several men, and the only damage was a broken water pipe.
Wendall RYAL has returned home from Rochester for a while.
Chester CARSON and family entertained relatives this past weekend.
The WFMS which was to be held at the Rev. & Mrs. COLLINGS, Friday evening of this week, has been postponed until next Friday evening, Jan. 19th, on account of Dr. and Mrs. MANLEY's coming to Penn Yan.
Mrs. Emma TOBIN and Mrs. Mary and Mrs. Nellie CANNON and two children from Canandaigua were visitors at H. W. MITTOWER's home, last week.
Clara RYAL spent Monday and Tuesday at her home here.
Mrs. Sidney TALLMAN wishes to thank her neighbors and friends for their many acts of kindness during her recent bereavement.
Mrs. KENYON of Bluff Point, is spending a few days with her sister, Mrs. Sidney TALLMAN.
Christ JORGENSEN is loading his 2,000 bushels of apples he had stored in the Milo Co-op.
C.C. UNDERWOOD and family spent last week Thursday with her sister, Mrs. Nellie FOSTER, of Middlesex.
Donald FITZ SIMMONS spent last week with his sister, Ruth SEELEY at Vine Valley.
W. B. HALL of Penn Yan, called on his sisters at the Wayland home, last Thursday.
Mrs. Sidney SEAGER of Milo, is spending a few days with her daughter, Mrs. M.A. WAYLAND.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry LAFLER are rejoicing over a son (Henry Eugene), born at the S & S Hospital, Friday, January 12th.
Card of Thanks - I wish to thank my many friends for their expressions of sympathy, which have been a service of great comfort to me, also all other acts of kindness shown me, during the death of my husband. Lora H. WAYLAND.
Mrs. Lillian LAFLER has the tax roll and will receive taxes at her residence this month, at 1 percent. The rate is $14.01 per $1000, the lowest in 20 years.
Mrs. John COLE is the champion bean grower in the Middlesex Valley. She reports a yield of 416 pea beans from 12 acres of land.
C. W. HUNT has been appointed welfare agent for the town of Middlesex, in place of Albert D. BATES, who did not care to continue in office. This office has become one of the most important in town and requires a man of good judgment to meet the ever increasing duties of the office.
Cornelius VANDERBILT Jr. , says on a trip of 7,500 miles, through 25 states, that Franklin D. ROOSEVELT is still the idol of the American people.
Richard GRAY visited the Prattsburg milk plant last week. He reports a busy place and learned the plant would begin operations Feb. 1st, at the old price. Good news, if true.
Oliver and Marie WILLIAMS attended the horticultural meeting held in Rochester, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
James LAWTON has taken up a subscription to purchase a set of batteries belonging to John JOYCE who lives alone. A good deed.
Bernarr MC FADDEN says the semi-nudity among women threatens business. Women are wearing so few clothes now that business in the various factor town are suffering. Something ought to be done about this.
Henry DEWICK has returned from Memorial hospital, much improved in health.
Marie WILLIAMS has recently purchased a new V-8 Ford car. We patronize Henry FORD on Hickory Grove Farm, because he is dry.
Mary STONE and Blanche POYNEER spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Howard STONE, Penn Yan.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Y. TIGHE returned Monday from Bath where they have been spending a week with their friends, Mr. and Mrs. Will CRAIGE.
We are sorry we are going to lose Mr. and Mrs. Fred MARTIN, who are moving to Urbana, where Fred has work.
June COOK is ill at her home.
Mrs. Rosie YONGE returned on Friday last, from Cleveland, where she had been visiting Mrs. RANSOM.
Mrs. Benj. STEVER spent last Thursday, with Mrs. Lyman DONALDSON, and went to the Helping Hands Society meeting at Harley HUNTERS.
Mrs. Frank CHAPPLE of Addison, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Lyman DONALDSON.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred OWENS and daughter, Marie, and Robert ROOT, of Corning, spent the weekend with Albert DIXON and family. Mrs. OWENS is spending the week with her sister, Mrs. DIXON.
Charles SPIKER gave a very interesting talk on birds at the schoolhouse on Thursday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. George SMITH spent Tuesday in Auburn.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth ADAMS are moving to the MILLER house on West Main Street.
Roy CHAMBERS was ill with the grippe several days last week, and Mrs. CHAMBERS had to carry on the work at the store, also.
Ralph CAMP was in town the early part of last week. Mrs. Arthur YOST returned to Syracuse, with him.
Mrs. HAINES of Moutour Falls, is staying with her sister, Mrs. George HAZARD for a short time.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert ELDER were in Bennettsburg on Friday, Mrs. Geo. BRIZEE, who has been visiting her sister there the past week, returned home with them.
We are sorry to report that Miss Frances BAKER who has been seriously ill for several weeks, is no better.
Mr. and Mrs. Navarre BEARD, Junior BEARD and Mrs. Mae CHUBB were entertained at dinner by Mr. and Mrs. Ben HOYT of Milo on Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Leora VAN DYKE entertained the bridge club at dinner and cards Wednesday evening.
Rev and Mrs. MANHOLD and daughters were called to Webster, on Sunday to attend the funeral of Mrs. MANHOLD's aunt.
Mrs. Jennie BELL returned home Saturday from a long visit with Mrs. Sibley HARVEY of Youngstown, NY.
Mrs. MORGAN and Morey DRAKE are spending some time in Horseheads, where Mr. DRAKE's mother is ill.
Mrs. Belle SUMMERSON went to Corning last Tuesday to stay with her sister for a short time.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd MILLER entertained three couple at bridge and luncheon on Saturday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm WEED and Mr. and Mrs. WALLACE, of Rochester, were Sunday guests at the home of Mrs. D. J. RAPLEE and mother.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph HUBBLE of Bennetsburg have moved into an apartment at the Eldred house. Mr. HUBBLE is the new Rawleigh man in this community. Mrs. HUBBLE is a niece of Mrs. Rawleigh EDSELL.
Mr. and Mrs. Percy WILSON and son, Billy, of Elmira, were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. ELDRED.
Mrs. Josephine SCHULTZ is ill. Her sister, Mrs. Julia MORSE, of Penn Yan, is staying with her.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry MASON of Scotia, were callers at the Charles CULVER home, on Friday.
Mrs. Milo SUMMERSON spent Wednesday in Elmira calling on friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry HARTWELL and daughter of Milo Mills, were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry SILLIMAN.
Stanley - John HALL, tax collector for the town of Gorham, will receive taxes at Gorham on Jan. 16th, 23, and 30th. The tax rate for the town of Gorham is $13.65.
Mr. and Mrs. John STRYKER attended the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Willard BUTTS of Bath, on Saturday evening. Mrs. BUTTS and Mrs. STRYKER are cousins.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter BEACH entertained on Wednesday evening of last week.
John STRYKER is repairing the J. H. PEPPER house at Keuka Park.
Mrs. Ruth HANKINSON, whose death occurred last week, will be missed not only by her son and family, but by neighbors and friends, to whom she was thoughtful and loving.
Mrs. Bridge REGAN is visiting her daughters at Geneseo.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel SCHWANN Jr., and daughters, Eleanor and Virginia of Binghamton, were over Sunday guests of Mrs. SCHWANN's father, Wesley SISSON.
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Friday Aug 23, 1935 contributed by: Dianne Thomas
Historical Society to Make Tour of Italy Valley Today - Penn Yan (Special Dispatch) - The Fourth Annual Tour of the Yates County Historical Society will be held this afternoon, leaving Penn Yan at 3 o'clock for a trip through Italy, stopping at Italy Valley Church for a picnic supper at 5:30 pm.
The tour is scheduled to visit several points of interest in that part of Yates county known as Italy Hill and Italy Valley, which is considered one of the most picturesque in this part of the state. The site of the "big elm", "the big rock" and the spot where 40 years ago one of the hills crumbled and a landslide buried acres of land and several cows, will be among the places visited.
Hiram MAXFIELD, Naples Banker, and A. Flag ROBESON, Penn Yan banker, a native of the town of Italy, will be among the informal speakers.
Unknown Newspaper Nov 1936 contributed by Cathy Coon
LAMPHIRE-At Prattsburg, Nov. 27, Mrs. Eliza Emerson Lamphire, 86.
She was born in England, coming to this country with her father, John Emerson, her mother having died. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. George Sisson, of Prattsburg; a half-sister, Mrs. Seymour Moon, of Spencer, O., and two half-brothers, John Emerson of Italy Hill, and George Emerson, of Spencer, O. Funeral was held Monday afternoon at the home of her daughter in Prattsburg, with burial in Italy Hill cemetery. (Her headstone gives her year of death as 1936.)
Penn Yan Democrat, Penn Yan, NY Friday May 26, 1944 contributed by: Dianne Thomas
ROBERTS - To Mr. and Mrs. Percy ROBERTS, RD 2, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, May 19, 1944, twin daughters.
FAIRBROTHER - To Mr. and Mrs. Eugene FAIRBROTHER, Geneva, RD 1, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, May 19, 1944, a son.
SANDS - To Mr. and Mrs. Elmer SANDS, RD 4, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, May 22, 1944, a daughter.
CARROLL - At his home on Benham Street, Monday, May 22, John J. CARROLL, 72. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. John E. SHERIDAN, Penn Yan; Mrs. Frederick HOLDEN, of Gloversville; a brother, James D. CARROLL of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. James MALONE of Waterloo and Mrs. William TAYLOR of Willard; three grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. SHERIDAN, East Elm Street, Thursday morning, at 8:30 o'clock, and from St. Michaels Church at 9 o'clock. Burial in Waterloo.
FARRELL - At the Tuttle Health Home, Guyanoga, Sunday, May 21, Anthony FARRELL, 80. He was born in Penn Yan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony FARRELL and was a boat builder in the early days of Lake Keuka. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at Tinsdall funeral home at 8:30 o'clock and at St. Michael's church at 9 o'clock. Burial in St. Michaels cemetery.
RECTOR - At Belfast, Maine, Thursday, May 18, Murray RECTOR. He was a former resident of Penn Yan. Funeral services were held at Thayer funeral chapel, 201 East Elm street, Saturday at 2 pm, Rev. E. D. VANDYKE officiating. Burial in Lakeview cemetery.
BRIGLIN - At her home in Italy Valley, Saturday, May 20, Mrs. Frank BRIGLIN, 76. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Bertha WALKER of Utica and Mrs. John FLEMING of Larchmont; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral was held at the home, Tuesday at 2 pm, Rev. H. S. STOKES of Prattsburg, officiating. Burial in Italy Naples cemetery.
HEY - At his home in East Potter, Sunday, May 21, Frederick E. HEY, 71. He is survived by three sons, Carl Wibur HEY, Wilbur Reissig HEY and Clyde Martin HEY, all of Potter; four daughters, Mrs. Robert MAUER of Wolcott, Mrs. Burlin ALLEN of Geneva RD1, Mrs. Hubert HEY of Geneva, and Miss Lois HEY of Potter; a sister, Mrs. Gertrude SNOOK, of Naples. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 pm, Rev. Harold A. WOLFF, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial in Schumann cemetery.
Chronicle Express, Penn Yan, NY April 17, 1949 contributed by Sandy
INJURIES FATAL FOR DRIVER FROM TOWN OF ITALY - GERALD POTTER 34 DIES IN WARSAW HOSPITAL AFTER CAR CRASH. [The paper had aged 37 which was wrong]
Penn Yan- Gerald POTTER, 34, son of Mrs. Cora Harrison POTTER of the Town of Italy and the late Edwin Mansell POTTER, died yesterday [April 16, 1949] in Warsaw Hospital of head and internal injuries suffered late Friday night when his car left the Attica Corners Rd.
Witnesses reported to Police Chief Fred JUROS of Attica that POTTER swerved his automobile off the highway to avoid striking a horse, loose on the highway. The car struck a pole, crashed into a culvert, throwing POTTER out of the vehicle, and then continued on and hit another pole. He was enroute home when the accident occurred near Attica Prison.
POTTER was a son of the late Edwin M. POTTER, who served as Yates County clerk from 1910 until 1919, dying in Penn Yan hospital Nov.15, 1942. Besides his mother ,the victim leaves his wife and several children. The body is being brought to the Thayer Funeral Home in Penn Yan where funeral arrangements will be made.
Penn Yan Chronicle Express June 9, 1949 contributed by Sue Clavin
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