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Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser  Rochester,  NY,     Sat    Jan 2, 1900    contributed  by: G. Subyak

Acting upon the report of the proper appraiser, the surrogate has fixed the collateral inheritance tax upon the estate of Mrs. Mary DAKIN, late of Himrod, at the sum of $200.13.

Democrat & Chronicle,   Rochester,  NY,     Sat    Dec 1, 1900    contributed  by: G. Subyak

Himrod, Scene of Serious Freight Wreck on Central Railroad.
A serious freight wreck occurred on the New York Central railroad at Himrod at 2 o'clock yesterday morning. Though there were no fatalities, the damage inflicted on the cars made it of considerable immediate importance to the wrecking crew.
It was what is known as a rear-end collision, in railway  parlance. One train was waiting at the station for orders when another heavy train of freight cars crashed into the caboose. The engine was badly damaged and fifteen cars thrown from the track.  The tracks were strewn with wreckage and it took practically the entire day to clear them. There is a high embankment near the station and some of the cars were knocked over it.
The engineer of the train which was wrecked  claimed that the air brakes would not work. Every member of the train crews is  congratulating himself on the miraculous escape. The damage to the railroad  property will amount to a large sum.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY      Wed      June 29,1904           contributed  by: G. Subyak

SUDDEN DEATH AT MILO - Penn Yan, June 28 - James R. RAZEY, of Milo, aged 77 years, died suddenly of heart disease at 6 o'clock last night. He was apparently as well as ever up to that time, and was seated in a chair when he was seized with the attack and  died at once.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY               Thurs    June 30, 1904     contributed  by: G. Subyak

BARNES - POST  -  Penn Yan, June 29 -Miss Margaret Alice BARNES, of Barnesboro, Pa., and Arthur Abram POST, of Havana, Cuba, son of the late Frank POST, of this village,  were married yesterday at the home of the bride in Barnesboro, Pa.  Mr. and Mrs.  POST will spend some time in Penn Yan before sailing for Havana, Cuba, where Mr.  POST is the private secretary of the president of the Havana Electric Railway Company.

Yates County Chronicle - Wednesday, October16, 1907       contributed by Cathy Coon

 Deaths :  MRS. E. J. BLAND, of Himrod, whose death occurred Tuesday night, October 8th, was buried in Lakeview, Friday last, Rev. DeWitt S. HOOKER officiating. She leaves four sons and three daughters: George DALLAS of Franklinville, N. Y., Othar DALLAS of Buffalo, William DALLAS of Jersey City, N. J., Frank DALLAS of Penn Yan, Mrs. C. V. STOCKER of Jersey City, N. J., Mrs. Ruth WIGDEN of Himrod, and Mrs. M. G. PETERS of Penn Yan.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY   Jan 4,1922     contributed by Pat Mims

PHILBROOK - Entered into rest, January 3, 1922,Mrs.Helen Francis PHILBROOK at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Grant CUSHMAN., No. 81 Athemarle street. Funeral services at the residence Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment later in Lake View cemetery, PennYan, N.Y.

GORDON - Lee Whitney GORDON, died Saturday evening, December 31, 1921 at his home, No 251 Edinburgh street. He leaves four daughters, Mrs. Catherine COLVIN and Mrs. Ella CLARK of this city and Mrs. Margaret ROGERS and Mrs. Elizabeth HOLAN of Penn Yan; two brothers, John GORDON of Winslow, Ill and William GORDON of Tully and twelve grandchildren. The funeral was held on Tuesday morning at 8:45o'clock from the home and 9 o'clock at the Immaculate Conception Church. Interment was made at Penn Yan, N.Y.

Penn Yan Democrat, Penn Yan, NY     Friday     Aug 7,1936             contributed by: Dianne Thomas




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Penn Yan Democrat, Penn Yan, NY     Friday     Oct 30,1936             contributed by: Dianne Thomas

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Penn Yan Democrat         July 28,1939                contributed by Cathy Coon

CUMMINGS  -  At Milo, Monday, July24, John E. CUMMINGS, 75.

He leaves his wife: five daughters, Mrs. Seeley CLAYTON, Mrs. C. N. ALBERTSON, Penn Yan; Mrs. Robert TAYLOR, Buffalo; Mrs. Harold SUTHERLAND, Elmira; Mrs. John NEILSEN, Penn Yan; four sons, William, of Mumford; Leo, of Elmira; John E. and Calvin, of Penn Yan; two half-brothers, William and Thomas CUMMINGS, of Himrod.  Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o�clock at Corcoran Funeral Home, 102 east Main Street, Rev. E. W. Chapin, of Second Milo Baptist Church, officiating. Burial in Lake View.

Geneva Times,   Monday     Aug 4, 1975    contributed by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. Erva B. PETERSON - Penn Yan - Mrs. Erva B. PETERSON, 84 of 171 Main St., died Saturday at Soldiers and Sailors hospital.  Funeral services were today at 4 pm at the Weldon Funeral Home with the Rev. Lee HOWE, officiating.  Burial was in the 2nd Milo Cemetery.  Mrs. PETERSEN was a life resident of Penn Yan and was a member of Second Milo Baptist Church.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Fund at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital  Surviving are two sons, Carl J. and Robert C., both of Penn Yan; two sisters, Mrs. Vera PETERSON of Dundee and Mrs. Helen BROUWERE of Altay; 12 grandchildren; two great grand children; and several nieces and nephews. 

Courier Gazette Death Notices,    Oct 1998           contributed by: Dianne Thomas

TOMES, Letta B. - Letta Bornheimer TOMES, 80, of Palmyra died Monday, October5, 1998 at the Clifton Springs Nursing Home. Mrs. TOMES was born the daughter of Albert and Jinnive Smith BORNHEIMER, December 26, 1917 in Clifton Springs. She retired from Garlock in Palmyra. Mrs. TOMES was a member of the Rebekah and the United Methodist Church of Palmyra. Interment in the Lakeview Cemetery, Penn Yan. Mrs. TOMES is survived by her sons, Thomas (Rose) TOMES of Macedon, Charles (Zelma) TOMES, Sr. of Clifton Springs and Richard (Roberta) TOMES of Palmyra; daughter, Linda (Larry) DeCLERCK of Newark; granddaughters Dawn DAVIS  and Tracy TOMES; grandsons, Mark (Annette) TOMES and Charles (Pam) TOMES Jr.; four great-granddaughters; sister, Iva KENT of Palmyra and nephew Ronald KENT.   Mrs. TOMES was predeceased by her husband Albert TOMES in 1992.

Courier Gazette Death Notices,  Jan 1999           contributed by: Dianne Thomas

McMAHON Donald R. - Donald R. "Fuzzy" McMAHON 73, of Keuka Park, died Jan. 28, 1999, at his home. Mr. McMAHON was born June 18, 1925 in Geneva, the son of Thomas G. and Reitha Marlow McMAHON. He served with the Fifth Armored Division of the U.S. Army during World War II.   A postmaster for 23 years, he worked at the Dresden Post Office, the Branchport Post Office, and retired in1986 from the Marion Post Office. He was a communicant of St. Michael's Church, and a life member of the Dresden Fire Dept. He also belonged to the National Association of Postmasters, Penn Yan VFW and the Dresden American Legion. 

Interment in St. Michael's Cemetery, Penn Yan. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy R. McMAHON; two sons, James M. (Bonna) McMAHON of Dresden and Donald Andrew of Farmington; one daughter, Mrs. (Peter) Nancy BREVET of Newark; grandsons, Matthew BREVET and Kevin McMAHON; two brothers, Thomas (Charlotte) McMAHON of Oneonta, Robert (Naomi) McMAHON of Palmetto, FL; several nieces and nephews.

Courier Gazette Death Notices,   Oct 2001           contributed by: Dianne Thomas

THAXTON, Harold - Harold THAXTON Jr., 55, of Newark/Williamson, died suddenly Tuesday, October 9, 2001 at Strong Memorial Hospital. Harold was born August 11, 1946 to Harold and Ethel Masatwski THAXTON in Dayton, Kentucky. He loved football and watching old John Wayne movies. Harold is survived by his brothers, Paul Thomas of Bergen and Ronald Thomas of Dundee; and friends at the Finger Lakes DDSO. Harold was predeceased by his mother Ethel HOLLENBECK and step-father Ralph HOLLENBECK. Interment at Hillside Cemetery in Dundee.

                                  Courier Gazette Death Notices,              Dec 2003                      contributed by: Dianne Thomas                      

PULVER Dr. Donald - Dr. Donald W. PULVER Sr., 91, who served the Phelps area for 37 years, died December 13, 2003 at Clifton Springs Hospital. He was born in1912, the youngest son of Irwin and Anna PULVER. He graduated from Cornell Veterinary School in 1935. In 1939 he married Doris M. DOOLITTLE and established his large and small animal veterinary practice in Phelps. He retired in 1976. Dr. PULVER was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Phelps Rotary Club and the Garoga Sincerity F&AM Lodge 200. He is survived by his children, Dr. Robert I. (Joan) PULVER of Penfield, William E. (Patricia) PULVER of Irondequoit, Dr. Donald W. Jr. (Robin) PULVER of Pittsford and Carolyn A. (Brian) BURKE of Webster; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was pre-deceased in 2001 by his wife, Doris. Private interment in Lakeview Cemetery in Penn Yan.

                                       Courier Gazette Death Notices, Nov 2003          contributed by: Dianne Thomas

 VERSTREATE, Louise - Louise VERSTREATE, 85, died November 1, 2003 at Newark Manor Nursing Home. Louise was born October 20, 1919 in Pulteney, to Ernest and Lillian Eldred Smith. Louise is survived by many friends at Newark Manor. Arrangements by Paul L. Murphy & Sons Funeral Home, 127 East Miller Street.  Funeral services were officiated by the Rev. Timothy Johnson; interment is in Lake View Cemetery in Penn Yan.

                         Courier Gazette Death Notices, Feb 2004                                contributed by: Dianne Thomas      

SKINKLE, Grace - Grace P. SKINKLE, 78, of Lyons, died Feb. 25, 2004 at home. Grace was born in Youngstown, Ohio, to Conrad and Ilie Mae Hawkins EDDWARDS. She retired from Parker Hannifin in Clyde and was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a life member of the Lyons Rod and Gun Club, an avid reader, and golfer at the Wayne Hills Country Club. She is survived by her son, Richard (Denise) of Palmyra; two daughters, Barbara (Jack) WHITE of Clyde, and Wendy (Nelson) WHITCOMB of Palmyra; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased in 1996 by her husband, Clifford W. SKINKLE, and by a sister, Virginia HARTMAN. Inurnment will be in Lake View Cemetery in Penn Yan.

                            Courier Gazette Death Notices, Jan 2004                                   contributed by: Dianne Thomas   

Stock, George - George T. Stock, 57, of Rushville, died January 19, 2004 at his home on South Main Street. Friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 on Saturday, January 24 at the United Methodist Church, 22 N. Main Street, Rushville, where funeral services will follow at 11. Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery in Dundee. 

George was born in Potter, Pennsylvania on August 3, 1946, the son of Francis and Ethel Badmone Stock. He was a member of the United Methodist Church. George is survived by many friends and a cousin, Freida Badmone of Dundee.

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