Yates Co. News Articles
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1900 - 1909
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Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser Rochester, NY, Sat Jan 2, 1900 contributed by: G. Subyak
At the cake walk and colored ball held in A. O. H. Hall last
night it was announced that the colored people of this section would celebrate
Emancipation day in a fitted manner on some date in August as yet undecided upon, and that Gov. ODELL had officially promised that he would be present and deliver a speech on that occasion.
County Clerk READ reports the receipts of his office for the month of December to have been $178.21.
Francis REILLY, the registrar of vital statistics for the village of Penn Yan, reports that during the year past there have been filed with him certificates of 29 births, 51 marriages and 79 deaths. Probably less than a quarter of the births are reported.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Friday pg 4 May 11 1900 contributed by: Dianne Thomas
Death of Mrs. Hannah SIMPSON, From Some Cause Unknown - Mrs. Hannah Denham SIMPSON, widow of Matthew SIMPSON, died at Bellona yesterday, after a brief and painful illness. She was at church last Sabbath. Monday and since, she has suffered severe pain from some internal but obscure cause, which terminated in death. An autopsy will be held today to ascertain the nature of her ailment. For many years she lived in Romulus, where her husband died. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Herbert BEATTIE and Miss SIMPSON, both of Bellona. She was 64 years old and had long been connected with the Presbyterian church.
The funeral services of Mrs. M. CHAMBERLIN, aged 82 years, sister of the late Arthur M. and Jepptha EARL, were held yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock, and the last rights of Mrs. Peleg BRIGGS at 4 o'clock at Bellona.
Dr. Frank SAMPSON, of Penn Yan, who had charge of the case of Miss GREGORY, of the Salvation Army, whose temperature runs so high that the ordinary clinical thermometers are inadequate to take the temperature, the facts of which case have been previously stated in the Democrat and Chronicle, has received an offer from a manufacturing concern to make him gratis a special thermometer of extra capacity, which offer he has accepted.
Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser Rochester, Monroe Co, NY, July 10, 1900, Pg 2 contributed by: Sylvia Olson
Death of Mrs. Marietta CRANE - Two
PENN YAN, July 10. - The remains of Mrs. Marietta CRANE, a former resident of Penn Yan, who died at the home of her daughter in Chicago, were brought here for interment Sunday, the funeral being held yesterday afternoon. The deceased leaves two children, Libbie, who lives in Chicago, and Arthur, residing in Elmira.
On Sunday two bicycle accidents occurred in town, in both of which the escapes from injury were narrow. In the forenoon, while coming down a slight pitch on East main street, at a good rate of speed, Gibb LYNN, a youngster living on Head street, took a header, landing on his face. His face and head were so badly cut as to necessitate a visit to Dr. E.P. STUART, who found the bone on the nose slightly smashed, and the inside of both lips so badly torn as to require that the knife be used to remove the ribbons of flesh. LYNN was also bruised from head to foot. In the evening, when returning from the lake through Elm street, George BARBER was run into by a wagon, which threw him from his wheel, smashing it somewhat, and tearing off the handlebars. He was lucky enough to escape with a badly wrenched shoulder and bad bruises.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Wednesday Aug 1, 1900 by: GSubyak@aol.com
The case of William N. WISE, as trustee in bankruptcy of
Russell & Birkett, against Frances E. HOYT and others, has been
referred to Hatley K. ARMSTRONG, of Penn Yan, for trial. The
defendants in this case number over seventy-five, and the action is brought
to determine the rights of these defendants to certain grain and produce
delivered to Russell & Birkett prior to their adjudication as
bankrupts, for which they had warehouse receipts issued by the firm.
Only a small percentage of the grain and produce represented by these receipts ever came into the possession of Trustee WISE, but as suit was brought
by one defendant for recovery of the goods, and similar suits were threatened by others, the trustee brought the above action, the complaint in which asks the court to determine the rights of all defendants in the matter, and to direct the plaintiff as to the disposition of such property. The grain and produce which did pass to WISE, as trustee, were sold pursuant to an order of the bankruptcy court and the proceeds of the same have since been held by him.
Miss Mary NELSON, of Denmark, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Chris TOMPSEN, in Penn Yan. This is the first meeting of these sisters in twenty years.
Yesterday, before Police Justice BAKER, of Penn Yan, and a jury, was tried the case of the people against Pearl DOUGLASS, who was arrested on the charge of entering McCRACKEN's candy store on Sunday, July 22nd, and stealing therefrom about $3. The jury brought in a verdict of acquittal, and the lad was discharged.
Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser, Monroe Co., Rochester, NY Nov 24, 1900 contributed by GSubyak@aol.com
SUSPECT IN PENN YAN
Chief Hayden and Assistant District-Attorney Averill Question Him
Penn Yan, Nov. 23 - Chief HAYDEN and Assistant District Attorney AVERILL are in Penn Yan to-night investigating the KEATING murder case. The chief arrived on the New York Central, after leaving Rochester, on the Lehigh Valley while Mr. AVERILL came on the Northern Central.
The reason for their appearance in Penn Yan is that a suspicious character was arrested this morning by Chief of Police EASTMAN. This person drifted into Penn Yan Thursday. He was "broke" and Thursday night, so he claims, slept in one of the paper mills. This morning Chief EASTMAN, who had seen him the evening previous, kept a close watch on him. He went to the Northern Central station and evidently intended to jump a freight. On account of his appearance and suspicious actions he was arrested.
When questioned by Chief EASTMAN he gave the name of Edward THYE and claimed he had been robbed a few days ago on Front street in Rochester. He was placed in jail. Chief HAYDEN was informed by telephone about the man and his reply was to hold him. This evening Chief HAYDEN, Assistant District Attorney AVERILL and Chief EASTMAN went to the jail and THYE was questioned at considerable length. The man's right name is Michael DOYLE. He is a crook and has done time more than once. He goes under aliases of "Troy MICKEY," "Montana MICKEY," etc.
DOYLE reported to police headquarters in Rochester Monday last that he had been robbed on Front street of some money. He claims that that night he slept at Day's lodging house, on Tuesday walked to Victor and Tuesday night slept in a shed at that place, and from there came to Penn Yan. He claims that he can prove that he was in Victor Tuesday night by persons there, and if this is the case he had no connection with the murder. The matter will be fully investigated before DOYLE is released.
Chief HAYDEN noticed that DOYLE had on a different suit of clothes to-night from those he wore when he called at police headquarters in Rochester. DOYLE said that he made the change at the Salvation Army lodging in Rochester. The clothes he had on when arrested in Penn Yan were dark, and he wore a cap.
DOYLE is about 40 years of age, short and thick set. His face bears scratches which were received since he was seen by the police authorities in Rochester.
CROWDS AT THE KEATING HOME - Such is the intense interest in the KEATING murder that last night between 500 and 600 people, men, women and children, gathered about the KEATING home at No. 171 University avenue. Lieutenant SHERMAN, of the third precinct, took two officers to the house and dispersed the crowd about 10 o'clock.
March 1901 contributed by M. Kelley [Ms. Kelley died in 2009]
Martin Stemple - This well known and respected citizen died at the home of his son, Milton Stemple, Tuesday, March 12, 1901, of the infirmities of old age. Mr. Stemple had been in feeble health for several years, but for the last year had been confined to the house. He was born in Washington township, Carroll Co, January 6, 1822, on the old Stemple farm now owned by James Tripp. Was one of a family of 11 children of whom four survive., Jacob of Ada, Ohio, Levi of Wellington, O., Milton of Indianapolis, Ind., and Mrs. Barbara Dumbleton of Carrollton. He was married to Rebecca Harsh August 31, 1848, to whom eight children were born, three of whom, with the widow, survive him, viz: Mrs. Emma Robbinson of Ada, Ohio, Mrs. Carrie Shultz and Milton Stemple of this place. It was with the latter that he made his home. Was a lifelong and consistent member of the Lutheran church. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon, his pastor, Rev. Arnholt, officiating.
Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser, Monroe Co., Rochester, NY Fri Mar 15, 1901 contributed by GSubyak@aol.com
Penn Yan Rejoicing Over Prospect of Thriving Shoe Plant At last the village of Penn Yan is to have a new enterprise.
WAGNER Brothers are the promoters and will be the owners. They have secured the
two-story building formerly used as a candy factory in the rear of the Lown
block, and will manufacture children's shoes. The building has been leased for
one year, with the privilege of two, and the factory will begin operation
shortly, by the first of April if possible, the machinery for the same having
been ordered, a large portion of which will come from Boston.
At first about twenty-five people will be employed, a majority of whom will be girls, and this number will be increased as the business warrants. The shoe to be manufactured will be a dongola kid of sizes 5 to 11. The output will be about 600 pairs a day at first, which number may be doubled in time. It is expected that one concern will handle nearly the entire output. The plant will cost considerable money, as in the neighborhood of thirty-five machines will be used in its operation in its infancy. The firm of WAGNER Brothers has built up a large boot and shoe business in Penn Yan, and also owns a controlling interest in the CYGOLF shoe factory at Brockton, Mass. The members of the firm are G. Fred WAGENER and H. Allen WAGENER, the latter being at the present time the president of the village of Penn Yan.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Wednesday April 3, 1901 contributed by: Dianne Thomas
Edmond P. SMITH died yesterday morning in the home of his son, J. K. SMITH in Honeoye Falls. He was taken with the grip last January, and hand been unable to leave the house, since. He was born in Redhook, December 22, 1822, his birthday being the same as the Queen Victoria. Mr. SMITH was a man of strong character and more than ordinary ability, and was highly honored by all who knew him. The remains will be taken to Benton for burial Thursday.
Penn Yan Democrat Friday April 6, 1901 by: Dianne Thomas
GORTON - BORDEN - At West Italy, Wednesday, March 20, 1901, Charles H. GORTON and Miss Rosa M. BORDEN.
LAMPHIER - NORTHRUP - In Rushville, Sunday, March 31, 1901, Clarence A. LAMPHIER and Miss Laura NORTHRUP, of Italy.
NORRIS - BEST - At Rockstream, NY, Wednesday, March 20, 1901, Charles D. NORRIS of Sayre, PA, and Miss Margaret BEST of Dundee.
SMITH - CARROLL - At Troy, PA,, Monday, April 1, 1901, Mr. Charles H. SMITH and Miss Lelia G. CARROLL, both of Penn Yan.
WICKHAM - In Penn Yan, Sunday, March 31, 1901, L. P. WICKHAM, aged 72 years. [1880 census - Lionel of Milo, husb of Eliza GREEN] [1900 census - husb of Imogene, married 10y]
ELVIN - In Bellona, Monday, April 1, 1901, Thomas ELVIN, aged 86 years.
MANLEY - In Penn Yan, Tuesday, April 2, 1901, Patrick MANLEY, aged 59 years.
BEDEN - In Penn Yan, Thursday, April 4, 1901, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon BEDEN .
WHALEN - In Jerusalem, Tuesday, April 2, 1901, Mrs. Mary WHALEN, aged 87 years.
MORGAN - In Toronto, Canada, on Saturday, March 30, 1901, Mrs. Henry A. MORGAN, aged 55 years. Interment in Dundee, Monday.
The death of Mrs. Henry A. MORGAN occurred in Toronto, Canada on Saturday morning last. She was born in Berkshire, England, November 10, 1845. Death was due to dropsy of the heart. She leaves besides her husband, a son, Harry MORGAN, of Corning. The remains were brought to Dundee on Monday. The funeral services were held at Grace Church on Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Tewalt WALLING of Starkey, fell while walking across her kitchen floor one night last week, breaking her hip.
Miss Belle CONNOLLY, of Edytown, has entered Roosevelt hospital in New York, to become a nurse.
Married at the home of Mrs. A. STEWART, at Barnes, on Wednesday, March 27th, Miss Maggie BEST, who has been spending the winter with Mrs. STEWART, to Charles NORRIS of Sayre, PA. Henry NEWCOMB and William NORRIS accompanied the newly married couple as far as Elmira.
The death of Mrs. Henry STONE at Rock Stream, occurred on Tuesday, March 28th. The funeral services were held at her late residence on Friday, Rev. J. E. TINKER officiating. Burial in Rock Stream Cemetery. Mrs. STONE was 47 years old.
Mrs. KIPP, daughter of Mrs. Farley HOLMES, of Penn Yan, is seriously ill at the home of Mrs. C. M. TATE, and Miss Elizabeth HOLMES, in this village.
BELLONA - On Monday, April 1st, Thomas ELVIN, of this place, passed away. He was born in England in 1815 and came to this country in 1851. Until 1887, he lived in Ontario county. But in that year he purchased his late residence, where he had since lived. About 1844 he married Elizabeth CREASEY, who was his second wife. She died four years ago, last November. He had five children: Thomas and Julia, deceased; Mrs. John HOLLAND, Mrs. Oscar WANDELL and Charles, with the grandchildren, survive him.
DRESDEN - On Tuesday of last week Mrs. Harry CASTNER, of this place, that was seriously ill nearly all winter, was taken to Dr. Lee's hospital in Rochester, her condition being such, that she was carried upon her bed. Soon upon her arrival at that hospital an operation was performed, which she stood well.
MIDDLESEX - Jerry WILSON is suffering severely from a disease called "shingles".
We learn that Amasa SMITH, late supervisor of Wayne, died last Saturday morning. He was a worthy man, highly esteemed by all who knew him, and his death is a great loss to his family and friends.
John KNAPP, who has been sick so long a time in Elmira, is expected home this week. Mr. and Mrs. KNAPP will have a reason to thank God and take courage if they can have John with them once more, and see him grow strong and be happy.
Clarence A. LAMPHIER, of Rushville and Nora NORTHRUP, late of Italy, were married at the residence of Rev. T. F. HOOVER, in this village, Sunday evening, March 31st.
The condition of Mrs. S. J. JONES is far from encouraging. On Saturday, Dr. ANGELL, a specialist, came from Rochester, but could not find any favorable conditions.
Mr. and Mrs. Virgil BARKER celebrated their 43rd anniversary at their home on Gilbert street, Wednesday, April 3rd.
CROSBY - Mrs. Ida SEAMANS is quite sick with lung trouble. Mrs. Mary CROSBY has had quite a severe attack of neuralgia and came very near having pneumonia also. The Misses Eva and Anna BULLOCK and Floyd LAMONT, are the latest victims of measles.
Ontario Co. Chronicle, Canandaigua, NY October 30, 1901 by: Dianne Thomas
George H. LAPHAM, of Penn Yan, who stands indicted by the United States on the charge of embezzlement in connection with the First National Bank of that place, whose president he was at the time of its failure, is again in Penn Yan and is circulating a petition for signatures seeking to have the case against him dropped and not further prosecuted.
Penn Yan Democrat Friday, December 13, 1901 by: Dianne Thomas
MARRIAGES: TURNER - RITCHIE At Bellona, December 11, 1901, Willard W. TURNER and Miss Elizabeth R. RITCHIE.
HOBART - GRIFFIN In Penn Yan, November 8, 1901, Roy C. HOBART and Miss Stella GRIFFIN, of Potter.
HAZARD - AMES In Watkins, December 2, 1901, William J. HAZARD of Penn Yan and Miss Merea AMES of Watkins.
GRANT - DAVIE In Geneva, December 3, 1901, James GRANT of Penn Yan and Miss Grace B. DAVIE of Geneva.
BIEHL - CAYWARD - In Orleans, November 27, 1901, Edward W. BIEHL of Middlesex and Miss Nellie Irene CAYWARD, of Orleans.
DEATHS: ENOS - In Branchport, December 6, 1901, Albert ENOS, aged 69 years.
SMITH - In Penn Yan, December 6, 1901, Harry SMITH, aged 35 years.
PRATT - In Dundee, December 8, 1901, Miss Susan J. PRATT, aged 67 years.
HAMILTON - In Dundee, December 6, 1901, William HAMILTON, aged 15 years.
Yates County Chronicle Wednesday April 16, 1902 contributed by Cathy Coon
MCGUIRE - WALSH -
In Penn Yan, April 9, 1902, James McGuire and Miss Ella
Walsh, both of Penn Yan.
WHEELER - ELLIS -
In Penn Yan, April 9, 1902, James Robert Wheeler and Miss
Ester Eveline Ellis, both of Penn Yan.
JAYNE - PAYNE - In Milo, April 2, 1902, Fred L. Jayne, of Barrington, and Miss Eva Payne of Penn Yan.
SCHOJAN - BASSAGE - At Canandaigua, Mar., 1902, Fred Schojan and Miss Mabel Bassage, of Penn Yan.
MC BLAINE - In Penn Yan, April 8, 1902, Mrs. Nancy McBlaine, aged 89 years.
BUSHNELL - In Penn Yan, April 13, 1902, Mrs. F. B. Bushnell, aged 84 years.
BUDD - In Penn Yan, April 14, 1902, Daniel Budd, aged 68 years
Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser,
Monroe Co., Rochester, NY June 26, 1902
page 6 by Pat
PENN YAN, June 26 - John MILLER died at his home in Branchport yesterday morning at an advanced age. Mr. MILLER was one of the best known residents of that section, having until within a few years, when his physical condition became such as to render it an impossibility, conducted the blacksmith shop there. His ailment was heart disease. He is survived by a widow and a number of children, among them Ex-Sheriff, J. Robert MILLER of this place.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Tuesday Dec 30, 1902 by: GSubyak@aol.com
Fire in Store of Pearce & Huntley, Penn Yan, Threatened
Fire was discovered in the basement of the Kelly block, on Jacob street, in Penn Yan Sunday night about 11:15, that threatened considerable damage. The store is occupied by PEARCE & HUNTLEY, who conduct a general hardware and implement business. The building is owned by Charles KELLY, of Penn Yan. An alarm was turned in, to which the entire department quickly responded, to find the fire was in the basement of the store, where it was confined.
Several streams of water were quickly turned on the flames, which had apparently started near the center of the place, in a lot of boxes and waste material. PIERCE & HUNTLEY were amply covered by insurance. It is estimated that the damage done to the building will not be more than $400. It is not known whether Mr. KELLY had any insurance on his loss.
NOTES OF ISSUE FILED
The following notes of issue have been filed with the County Clerk in Penn Yan, for trial at the January term of County Court to be convened in that village on January 12th: The people of the state of New York vs. Benjamin RENO. This is an appeal from a judgment rendered before Justice BAKEN and a jury. The case is an argument by Judge KNOX, without a jury, John G. JOHNSON vs. the village of Penn Yan. This case will be tried before a jury. This is also an appeal from justice's court.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Tuesday Apr 28, 1903 by: GSubyak@aol.com
MANY LAUNCHES ON KEUKA
Every season there are one or more small launches added to the fleet already in service upon the waters of Lake Keuka. The latest addition will be made this week, when the 25-foot gasoline launch recently purchased by George B. LOWN, of Penn Yan, will be placed in commission.
APPLICANTS FOR CLERK-CARRIER
Ernest E. TITUS, secretary of the Board of Civil Service Examiners, of Penn Yan, announces that he has received four applications for the clerk-carrier examination in that village on Saturday, May 9th.
Union & Advertiser Rochester, Monroe, NY Sat Jan 2, 1904 contributed by: GSubyak@aol.com
MRS. JOHN BRUSH
Penn Yan, N. Y., Jan. 2 - Mrs. John BRUSH died at
her home on Seneca street yesterday, after a long and painful illness with
consumption. She is survived by a husband and one child.
MRS. WILLIAM OLIVER - Penn Yan, N. Y., Jan. 2 - Mrs. William OLIVER, widow of the late Dr. William OLIVER, died at her home on Main street, Thursday evening, after a short illness, aged 78 years. Deceased is survived by two daughters and one son, Dr. William A. OLIVER, all of this place.
HENRY SMALLEY - Penn Yan, N. Y., Jan. 2 - Henry SMALLEY died at his home on Liberty street yesterday morning after an illness of several years with consumption. He is survived by a widow, three daughters, Mrs. John J. McINERNEY, and Misses Lizzie and Maggie; and one son, George D. SMALLEY, all of this village.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Wed Feb 1, 1905 contributed by: GSubyak@aol.com
LOWN DRY GOODS COMPANY
Penn Yan, Jan. 31 - The Lown Dry Goods Company held its annual meeting of stockholders at the store of the company, last evening, and the following directors were elected: Cassius N. McFARREN, Seneca L. PRATT, Henry SHERWOOD, Monroe LOWN, W. Scott GENUNG, John H. COOK, and Edward G. HOPKINS, second. The following officers were chosen: President, Cassius N. McFARREN; vice-president, John H. COOK; secretary, Seneca L. PRATT; treasurer, Edward G. HOPKINS, second. A dividend of seven-per cent was declared upon the common stock, and six per cent on the preferred stock of the company.
Post Standard Syracuse, NY Friday Morning March 17, 1905 contributed by: Dianne Thomas
PENN YAN MAN'S BODY FOUND IN A STREAM
John A. BAILEY Found After A Search for 30 Hours - Probably Died of Exposure
Penn Yan - Mar 16 - John A. BAILEY left home about 2 o'clock yesterday morning. and wandered through the fields in the deep snow while mentally deranged. After a search of more than 30 hours, his body was found about 2 miles from home, partly undressed and lying in a running stream of water. He is supposed to have died from exposure. Coroner COX is holding an inquest. Mr. BAILEY was a Civil War Veteran and is survived by a wife and three children.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Wed July 25, 1906 contributed by: GSubyak@aol.com
CHARGED WITH STEALING TRUNK CONTAINING VALUABLE PAPERS
Penn Yan, July 24 - Some interesting details in regard to the mysterious disappearance of a trunk on May 1, 1905, have come to light, and one man has been held for the Grand Jury and indictment will be made against another, whose present whereabouts are unknown, as a result of the disclosures. On May 1st of last year Jerry WILSON was moving from the vicinity of Rumpus Hill to Atlanta, Steuben county where he now lives, conveying his effects in a hay rigging. -- On the wagon was a trunk, containing bank books of Rochester banks, showing deposits of $1,800, bonds and mortgages aggregating $2,000, and promissory notes and other securities, the whole amounting to about $5,000, besides clothing, army discharge papers, pension papers, etc.
Stopping that night at a farmhouse on the way, WILSON missed the trunk, and although a thorough search was made, all efforts to obtain any clew to it were without avail. Up to a short time ago there lived in the neighborhood of Rumpus Hill a man named William KARNES, whose wife and he recently separated. In a tenant house on the KARNES farm lived Ernest FRIBOLIN. A few days ago Mrs. KARNES came to Penn Yan and gave information to the authorities to the effect that her husband and FRIBOLIN had found the trunk and had brought it home, and that they had burned all papers useless to them.
Parts of the trunk that did not burn were buried, she says, in a nearby gully. A search warrant was issued, and clothing and other articles Mrs. KARNES says were in the trunk were found in the house occupied by FRIBOLIN. FRIBOLIN waived examination when arraigned before Justice BAKER. Bail was fixed at $1,000, and the bond was signed by Taylor KARNES.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Wed Aug 22, 1906 contributed by: GSubyak@aol.com
BABY SHOW AT THE COUNTY FAIR
One of the Features on the Programme at Penn Yan
Penn Yan, Aug. 21 -- One feature of the county fair which will easily gain much interest is the baby show, to be held on Wednesday, the second day, at 2 o'clock. The "best and handsomest baby under two years old" will win a baby carriage, and the second prize will be a baby's cloak.
The babies will be exhibited in a tent erected for the purpose. Another feature will be two spelling matches, one between girls under 51 and one between boys of the same age. The contest will be held on Friday at 11:00 A. M.
The present officers of the society are President, Calvin J. HUSON; vice-president, H. B. HARPENDING; secretary, John E. WATKINS; treasurer, George H. RENER. The board of managers is made up of T. W. WINDNAGLE, of Barrington; F.E. SPENCER, Benton; A. T. ANGEEL, Italy; James H. PEPPER, Jerusalem; Peter H.VOORHES, Middlesex; Howard SULLAGER, Milo; G. L. WHEELER, Potter; Philip ROOF, Starkey; Frank KIPP, Torrey.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Thurs Aug 23, 1906 contributed by: GSubyak@aol.com
LECTURE GIVEN BY DR. CHAS. H. MEADE
Spoke at Keuka Park Before Young Ladies
Penn Yan, Aug. 22 - Tuesday evening's session at the Y. W. C. T. U. encampment at Keuka Park consisted of a lecture by Rev. C. H. MEADE, of New York, who presented the temperance question from the standpoint of a Prohibitionist, taking for his subject "Wanted -- A Man." In introducing him, Mrs. Effie LAMBERT, the "Y" secretary, suggested that she thought the subject might be of special interest to the young ladies of the encampment, Dr. MEADE was both witty and eloquent.
Mr. and Mrs. SUTPHEN, of Keuka Park, added not a little to the enjoyment of the evening by their rendering of several songs, "O, Song of the Jubilee, "The Old. Old Bell" and "Beautiful City of Love." In the latter they were assisted by Dr. MEADE, the author of the verses, which were written in memory of his mother.
Dr. FRY was present to meet his class in Bible study. He occupied his hour by explaining the origin and scope of the Septuagent and Talmud. The school of methods met down by the lake this forenoon, the weather being so oppressive, and this innovation proved pleasing to all. The following committee on athletics was elected to serve during the coming year: William B. CHURCH, of South Glen's Falls; Mrs. Cora LASHER, of Canandaigua O. O. A., and Miss Helen SMITH, of Penn Yan. They are to act as custodians of the athletic apparatus and are to plan for further sports. It was also decided to ask the state officers for permission to hold another encampment next year at the same place.
DIED OF INJURIES RECEIVED
Penn Yan, Aug. 22 - Mrs. Artie CARPENTER, aged 75 years, died late yesterday afternoon as the result of injuries she received in a fall down a cellar stairs Monday night. The injuries proved to be more serious than they were thought to be at first, and yesterday it developed that her skull had been fractured by the fall, aside from the minor injuries. Mrs. CARPENTER is survived by one son, John, and two daughters, Mrs. Harry WILLOUGHBY and Mrs. David CAREY all of this village.
MISS JESSIE CRAMER Penn Yan, Aug. 22 - Intelligence has been received here of the death in Buffalo a few days ago of Miss Jessie CRAMER, aged 19 years, daughter of Robert CRAMER, formerly of this village, and a brother of John B. CRAMER. Her death was due to pneumonia.
Unknown Newspaper Nov 1906 contributed by Cathy Coon
Obituary - Mrs. Phoebe A. Lamphier
Mrs. John A. Lamphier, of Penn Yan, died Thursday night, 8th inst., of heart exhaustion, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Handy, in this place. She had been sick about a year with heart trouble. She was 62 years of age June 14th, and is survived by her husband, her daughter, and a grandson, Ellis Kennedy, about fifteen years old. Her funeral, Sunday, was in the morning, at Mrs. Handy’s residence, where there was a brief service by Rev. J. Still, and at Italy Hill M. E. Church in the afternoon, Rev. Z. A. Space, of Keuka Park, a neighbor for years of the deceased, preached the sermon, and Rev. Mr. Wilson, pastor, offered prayer. The deceased was beloved by all who knew her and, not withstanding the snow storm, a large congregation attended her obsequies. Interment was at Italy Hill. The undertaker was R. M. Kennedy, of Geneva, who escorted the mourners from Dresden. Mrs. George Denison, deceased’s niece, her sons, William and Rufus, and daughter, Mrs. Emma Hill, and daughter-in-law Mrs. Rufus Denison, all from Dundee…(the remainder of funeral attendees are illegible on my copy.) (Hand dated Nov. 1906.) ( Her entire name was Phoebe Ann Ellis Lamphier.)
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, N. Y. Nov 12, 1906 by: GSubyak@aol.com
WILLARD J. RANSOM - Penn Yan, Nov. 11 - Willard J. RANSOM died at his home on Hamilton street, yesterday, aged about 65 years. He was a veteran of the Civil War. He is survived by a sister in Little Falls, N. Y., and another in Washington, D. C., and a brother in Little Falls. The body will be taken to the latter place.
1907 - The title of the Newspaper is missing.
contributed by Barbara Ekiss
Royal G. Kinner - Died of pneumonia, in a sanitarium in South San Francisco, March 11, 1907, Royal G. Kinner, in the 34 year of his age.
This death recalls to the oldest residents of Penn Yan and Yates county memories of early local history. Among those who settled here at least eighty years ago was Joseph Jones universally known as “Quaker” Jones. He was a surveyor and many of the oldest recorded deeds contain the description of lines which were run out by this old surveyor whom everybody respected. His honest and reliability were universally recognized.
His son, Richard M. Jones, was in business in Penn Yan at the commencement of the Civil War, and although too old to be drafted, he enlisted and died in an army hospital in Virginia and was buried there. One of his sons, Joseph, was one of the best and brightest young men who ever grew up in Penn Yan. Unaided, he worked his way through college, having prepared almost entirely by private study, graduating from Genesee College in 1864, as the valedictorian of his class. He died at the age of 35 while editing the Ilion Citizen, having formerly been associated with A. O. Bunnell in publishing the Dansville Advertiser. So highly respected was he that Memorial services were held in Ilion, Penn Yan and Dansville.
A sister, Mrs. Augusta M. Jones Kinner, the mother of the subject of this sketch, survives. The father Royal G. Kinner Sr, who died seven years ago, was also a veteran of the Civil War and the son of George B. Kinner, of the firm of Stanford & Kinner, one of the leading business houses of Penn Yan fifty years ago.
The son, Royal G. was educated in the schools of Torrey and the Penn Yan Academy. He commenced a training course in Willard State Hospital which he completed in the Buffalo State Hospital, graduating as a trained nurse, making a specialty of nervous diseases. All this time he was battling with asthma, which often incapacitated him for work. Hoping to find a more congenial climate, he enlisted in the hospital corps of the regular army and went with his company in their raids in the mountains of Luzon as nurse and dispenser of medicine, when in camp often taking the place of physician, administering to the natives as well as the soldiers. On account of ill health he was returned to the States and completed the last three months of his enlistment in the hospital in the Presidio in San Francisco. Soon after reaching home he returned to California on account of his ill health. The climate there gave him comparative freedom from the asthma and he was quite hopeful of recovery. During the great earthquake he was seriously injured and narrowly escaped death. At the age of eleven Royal was converted and united with the Methodist church in Dresden and during all the years of wandering, seeking health, and in the army he ever maintained a consistent Christian life and died in full assurance of Heaven, through Christ whom he early learned to love.
A brother, George B., was accidentally killed while a student in the Albany Medical College in 1904. The survivors besides his mother are: Mrs. J. M. Payne, Ovid; William R., Dresden; S. Russell, Bath; Mrs. L. D. York, Eastport, N.Y.; Augusta B., a student in Syracuse University. The mother, Mrs. Augusta J., has thus had repeated almost crushing bereavements, yet she is sustained by a firm Christian faith. A Friend.
Penn Yan Democrat, Friday July 19, 1907 by: Dianne Thomas
GORHAM - Death Came to Gorham Man, While in Hammock - The death of Richard BOYCE occurred at his home on South street in this village Thursday morning, of last week while lying in a hammock, consumption being the cause. Mr. BOYCE for many years lived upon a farm about 2 1/2 miles south of the village, but last spring, owing to his feeble condition, he moved with his family to the village, leaving his son upon the farm. He leaves a widow, three daughters, Mrs. Fred CROSS of Stanley, Mrs. Isaac SECOR and Miss Lillian BOYCE and one son, Clarence, all of Gorham. The funeral was held from the house Saturday at 2 o'clock, Rev. A. H. KNIGHT, of the Baptist church officiating. Burial in Gorham Cemetery.
Mrs. STERLING and daughter, of Deerfield, N.J., have been visiting the former's sisters, Mrs. W. S. THOMPSON and Miss Belle KILPATRICK.
Mrs. Allen BABBITT and little son, Donald, are making a two weeks visit with friends at Big Flats.
Miss Mary BURGESS visited her sister, Mrs. Charles KINDELBERGER, at Middlesex, over Sunday.
Mrs. Mary SMITH, nearly 94 years of age, who lives near this village, recently cut, fitted and made all by hand, sewing a dress for herself.
Mrs. C.A. COLEMAN and daughter, of Savannah, visited over Sunday, at the home of her father.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. HOYT are home from Washington, D.C.
Mrs. R.S. WALL and Mrs. H.C. HARPENDING, have gone to the Gleason Sanitarium, Elmira.
A. Sawyer JONES has gone to Cape May to join an orchestra for the summer.
Rev. and Mrs. C.E. FRY are on a two weeks vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. C.C. HARVEY were on an automobile tour in Tompkins county last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred SEYBOLT, of near Dundee, Henry SEYBOLT and wife, of Altay, and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence DAY, were entertained to dinner Sunday, at George BLISS's.
Mrs. Gladys JORALEMON, was at Penn Yan on Wednesday last.
Miss Frankie SEYBOLT of Dundee, visited recently at the home of her aunt, Mrs. George BLISS.
Albert NIVER and Dock SWARTHOUT were at Penn Yan, Thursday.
Robert SWARTHOUT of Dundee, has been visiting friends here recently.
Mrs. GATES of Elmira, visited with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas CHRYSLER, last week and her husband came for her Sunday to return with her in the evening.
Rev. J. STILL has been allowed August to be spent with his family at his wife's home, in Delaware county.
Lee DAVIS and Cora STEWART are quite sick with tonsillitis.
Margaret, only child of Mr. and Mrs. William BENHAM, died Sunday night, after only two weeks, aggravated tonsillitis, at the age of 7 years. Her funeral was held Wednesday afternoon, at the home. Rev. Mr. DAY of the Himrods Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. J. SILL, officiated as their former pastor there. He preached from Mark 10: 14 and 16. The Episcopal choir rendered, "Sometime We'll Understand", "Lead Kindly Light" and "Abide With Me." The bearers were Roy TOMPKINS, Wallace POST, Will HALLETT and Jesse CARSON. A profusion of beautiful floral emblems betokened deep grief and sympathy of many. Among them were elaborate pieces from the Masons and Eastern Star and especially the "Gates Ajar", surmounted by a dove, from the public school children. The services were very comforting, the attendance large and the burial in Evergreen Cemetery.
Penn Yan Democrat July 31, 1908 contributed by M. Kelley
Died at his home near Rossberg, Allegany County, NY, June 23,1908 of cancer of the stomach. He was born Oct 21, 1833,son of Abram and Anna Robinson. On 11/4/1860 he married Augusta Oakley and had one son, Miles, who was killed in a railroad wreck. Mrs. Robeson died 3/9/1866, of consumption. He married for his second wife, Philana Bentley 1/1/1868 and had six children, Mary, Cynthia, Bertha, Charles, Pheobe and James. He is survived by his wife and three children. For many years he resided in Potter, NY and was well known and respected by all. About 22 years since he removed to Allegany County, where he resided until his death. He was a great sufferer for many months but was cheerful and patient until the last and was conscious that his end was near. His funeral service were held on Thursday, June 21.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, N. Y. Tues Feb 23, 1909 by: GSubyak@aol.com
VIOLATION OF EXCISE LAW OFFENSE CHARGED
Penn Yan, Feb. 22 - Theodore FOSTER, of Middlesex, was arrested this afternoon, charged with a violation of the excise law. District-Attorney LINCOLN went to Middlesex, and FOSTER gave bail for a later appearance. The complaint was made by Middlesex officers. FOSTER came here and consulted an attorney before he was arrested.
Penn Yan Democrat, Friday, July 2, 1909 contributed by: Dianne Thomas
Mrs. H. M. CAUFMAN of Hartford, Conn., is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace GRIFFIN.
Mrs. William RITCHIE visited friends in Penn Yan Sunday and Monday.
Miss Kate BUSH is very sick.
Rev. C. K. BULL attended the District Epworth League Convention at Newark, Friday and Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. John ACKERSON and son of Penn Yan, visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. ACKERSON, Sunday.
Mrs. William HODGSON and infant daughter of Hutchinson, Minn., are visiting at the M.E. parsonage.
Mr. and Mrs. John PORTER of Dundee, are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. JAMES PORTER.
Miss May PORTER is home for the summer vacation.
About forty children attended the Junior Epworth League picnic, which was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred LONG on Wednesday. A very enjoyable time was had.
Mrs. Fred REYNOLDS and Mrs. William REYNOLDS were at Memorial hospital, Canandaigua, Saturday, to visit Fred REYNOLDS who recently underwent an operation for appendicitis.
Mrs. Peter LACKNOR of Williamson, is the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. WYMAN.
Mrs. John STUPIN, of Cleveland, Ohio, is the guest of her father, George ROBINSON.
Mr. and Mrs. William FERGUSON of Montour Falls were over over Sunday guests of the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Wesley POWERS. Mrs. FERGUSON will remain for a two week visit.
A run away accident happened on Thursday night when the horse belonging to Solon TURNER, a farmer living about three miles from town, became frightened at an automobile that was passing, and broke loose from the hitching post in front of Beekman, Clary and VanLiew's hardware store. The animal started up Water street and when it turned the corner of Water and Millard streets, the wagon was turned over and torn loose from the harness. The horse continued running until it reached home. The wagon was smashed in bad shape. Mr. and Mrs. TURNER drove home in a hired rig.
On Sunday, Independence Day, Rev. W. O. SHEPHERD will preach a sermon suitable to the occasion in the Methodist church here at 10:30 am; Bluff point at 2 pm.
Platt MATTESON has gone to visit his friends, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. LEE, former residents of this place. He will bring home his daughter, Mary, who for the past year has been treated for infantile paralysis, in the Methodist Episcopal Hospital, Brooklyn. Mary walks well and is able to use the once disabled hand. The once partially paralyzed limbs are in good shape now, only needing medicine and moderate care to bring them to a healthy condition.
Rev. W. O. SHEPHERD and family are staying at Woodvale, the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. STONE, who are visiting friends at their old home, Mansville, NY.
TAKEN TO WILLARD - Joseph MC CARTHY, a resident of the town of Starkey all his life, was taken to the Willard State hospital last week, he having been adjudged insane. An exciting time was had by the hospital attendants and some of the village officers when they tried to secure him at his home, north of Dundee. For several years, he has resided alone and was in a frightful condition when taken away.
Penn Yan Democrat, Friday, July 16, 1909 contributed by: Dianne Thomas
Bellona Woman Stricken - Mrs. HARFORD, wife of James HARFORD, of Bellona, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George HOLTBY, in Geneva, Saturday, July 10, 1909. Mr. and Mrs. HARFORD had been at Atlantic City since last October. On their way home, they had stopped at Geneva, arriving there June 25th. On July 5th, Mrs. HARFORD was stricken with paralysis, from which she never rallied. Mrs. HARFORD leaves her husband and nine children: Miss Alice HARFORD of Atlantic City; Mrs. H. N. FULTON of Camden, NJ; Mrs. F. H. ALEXANDER of Wilmington, DE; Mrs. F. R. GATES of New York; Mrs. Thomas STEVELY of Clifton Springs; Mrs. George HOLTBY and J. HARFORD of Geneva; Clarence, of Schenectady and R. Everand HARFORD of Auburn, Me.
Yates County Chronicle Wednesday August 18, 1909 contributed by Cathy Coon
CAPTAIN L. M. COE
Captain L. M. Coe, who was born in Penn Yan November 14, 1828, died recently in Cleveland, O., which city has been his home since 1863. Captain Coe was a prominent business man, at the time of his death, being a trustee of the Society for Savings, a member of the advisory board of the Citizens Savings and Trust Company, a member of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, and a director of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company. At one time he was financially interested in steamers on the Great Lakes. He was also president of the Cleveland City Forge & Iron Company when he died, which business he founded in 1864.
Penn Yan Democrat, Friday September 10, 1909 contributed by: Dianne Thomas
Charles A. HARFORD died about 11 o'clock a.m, Wednesday, September 1, 1909, at the home of Edward C. NUTT, from the effects of a recent severe fall. He was 63 years old. He is survived by two brothers, Henry and James, and a nephew all of Bellona, and by Mr. and Mrs. BATES of Benton Center. His funeral was Friday from the home of E. C. NUTT, where his pastor, Rev. T. Maxwell MORRISON offered prayer, and the Memorial Presbyterian Church, Bellona, of which he was a member, Rev. MORRISON officiating, assisted by Rev. C. K. BULL of Bellona and Rev. J. STILL, of Dresden. He was buried with the rites of the Masonic Order, by Seneca Lake Lodge No. 308, of which he was a faithful member.
Frederick KITTERER, of Hopeton, town of Torrey, died about 2:30 a.m., Thursday, September 2, 1909, on the KEARNEY place, now belonging to H. O. HOOD, where he had been living as a bachelor with his maiden sister, Sarah. He had been ailing more or less all summer, but finally succumbed to Bright's disease. He was 73 years old. He is survived by 3 sisters, Miss Sarah KITTENGER, aged 75, Mrs. Dorothy DOWNING, aged 70, with her two sons, George of Dundee, NY and Charles of Renova, Pa.; and three daughters, Mrs. William BENHAM of Dresden; Mrs. BAIN of Gorham; Mrs. W. D. SLEEPER, of Watkins; and by Mrs. SATTLER, aged 78, with her three sons and a daughter, Mrs. LEDGERWOOD of Hall's Corners. The funeral was Sunday at his late residence, where Rev. J. STILL offered prayer, and in the German Lutheran Church in Potter, of which he was a member and where the pastor, Rev. Mr. RISING, officiated. HE was buried in Shuman Hollow cemetery. He was a faithful member of Seneca Lake Lodge , F. & A.M., and their ritual was used at the grave. Dinner was served in one of the original log houses, in which the family lived when they came from Germany, and which has ever since, been occupied by some of the family.
E. F. PARKS, who is a station agent at Himrod junction, has moved his family from Horseheads here. His daughter, Emma, is attending Business school in Elmira.
Mrs. Peter COON is visiting her daughter in Dundee for a short time.
Hans HANSEN sold a large flock of sheep last week to parties in Watkins.
Erwin McINTYRE, one of the operators at the junction, while cutting a wire his knife slipped and inflicted a deep gash in his cheek.
Mrs. Jennie HARE and Mrs. Frances HILDRETH, of Norfolk, Virginia, are guests of Stephen WATKINS and family.
Albeck DENSE and family have gone to Newark, NY, where they will reside. The house occupied by Mr. DENSE, was recently burned, including their household furniture and wearing apparel. Fortunately, Mr. DENSE was insured in the Tompkins County Insurance Co., and was promptly paid the full insurance.
Miss Lucinda M. BAKER does not improve in health and her friends are much concerned with her condition.
Mrs. Eliza H. BAKER, of Penn Yan, was the Monday guest of her nieces, the Misses BAKER.
Mrs. O'KANE recently entertained her daughters, and their families, Mrs. James BLAKE and son, Leo, of Elmira, and Mrs. Frank STEVENS and family, of Milo Mills.
Miss Lizzie O' KANE, visited in Rochester last week.
Mrs. Harry KILLIGREW, of Rochester, has returned home.
John POWERS, who has a badly broken arm, is now able to be on our streets.
Mrs. Frank ALLISON and Mrs. Jane BROWN, of Lodi, are guests of the Misses POST.
Rev. E. E. CARTWRIGHT, a former pastor of the Free Will Baptist Church at Potter, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Howard RECTOR, Thursday afternoon, September 2nd, at 2 o'clock, after a lingering illness of dropsey. The deceased was born in Albany county, NY in 1850, being the youngest of 8 children born to Constant and Lavilla CARTWRIGHT. In 1870 he married Eleanor PARKES. He was ordained to the ministry in 1880, his first charge being at Potter, where he remained for 5 years. The present church was built during Mr. CARTWRIGHT'S pastorate in Potter. During his various pastorates, he was instrumental in building five churches. From Potter he went to Fabius, NY. Other charges were: Dale, NY; Elmira, NY; Bellevernon, Pa.; Spencer, O., where he was elected president of the State Baptist Assoc. of Ohio; Pierceton, Ind., where he was elected President of the Baptist association of the state of Indiana. While at Pierceton, Ind., Mrs. CARTWRIGHT died, and Mr. CARTWRIGHT remained but one year, preaching at Brookston, Ind., when his health failed and he was obligated to come east. He had lived for the past year with his daughter, Mrs. Howard RECTOR. The funeral services were held from the residence, Friday, September 3d, at 4 o'clock, Rev. Z.A. SPACE, Keuka Park, NY, former president of Keuka College, officiated. On Saturday the remains were taken to Birdsall, Alleghaney county, for interment in the family lot. Mr. CARTWRIGHT leaves his daughter, Ella Cartwright RECTOR, of Rushville; one sister Mrs. George MERRITT of Leroy, Mich., and two brothers, Aaron CARTWRIGHT of Olean, NY and Jerome CARTWRIGHT of Washington, D.C.
Mr. and Mrs. John BABCOCK and daughter, visited at Martin BABCOCK'S, near Beaver Dam, Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles CASE and children, visited at the home of John DEWITT, of Bluff Point, from Friday until Sunday.
Mrs. Laura RUSSELL, of Rochester, spent last week with relatives here.
The death of James BOWERMAN, a veteran of the Civil War, occurred at the home of his son in law, Joseph WILCOX, near Gorham, Monday morning, August 30, 1909, after a lingering illness of Bright's disease. The deceased was 78 years of age, and was born in England. He came to this country when 15 years old. When about 26 years old, he married Johana SULLIVAN, who was born in Ireland, and also came to this country at the age of 15 years old. To the time of her death which occurred 7 years ago, they lived in this vicinity, for 35 years on the place they owned, two miles south of this village. The deceased leaves 3 children. Richard & James BOWERMAN and Mrs. Mary WILCOX, all of Gorham. [14th Heavy Art, Batt B - Civil War Soldier]
The marriage of Miss M. Elizabeth ROSE, of Bluff Point, NY, and John H. ZIMMERMAN of Bradford, NY, was solemnized at St. Luke's Church, Branchport, Wednesday, September 1, 1909, at 12 o'clock noon by Rev. J. Howard PERKINS. The church was prettily decorated with flowers and vines. The wedding was a quiet affair, being witnessed by only the immediate relatives. The bride's gown was white messeline satin and crepe de chene, hand embroidered. She wore a white picture hat. Her going away gown was a tailored suit of Taup, with hat to match. The groom was unattended and the bride was accompanied to the alter by her father, Luncheon was served at the home of the bride's parents at Bluff Point, immediately on the return of the bridal party. The bride's table was tastefully decorated with pink and white asters and roses and smilax. In the afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. ZIMMERMAN, left for a wedding trip, starting on the first part of it, in the A.M. Taylor's automobile to the regret of their many friends who had gathered in Penn Yan to assist in their departure. They will be at home in Bradford, NY, after September 15th.
T. D. BEEKMAN, Mr. and Mrs. L. B. EARNEST and Miss Josephine BEEKMAN, took an auto trip to Buffalo, Monday, where Mr. BEEKMAN goes to the Alden Sanitarium for the benefit of his health.
Mrs. George B. RICHARDSON, of Carl Junction, Mo., and her little son, Kenneth, are visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ithel McLEOD, and her sister, Mrs. Elmer H. PADDOCK. She will remain a month before returning home in the west. Her husband is now a state evangelist in Mo.
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