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Penn Yan Democrat, Friday, May 27, 1910 contributed by:Dianne Thomas
RUSHVILLE - Death of GeorgeLARHAM - At half past 4 Saturday morning, GeorgeLARHAM died of Bright's disease at his home in Rushville. He wasborn in Lowestoft, Suffolk County, England in 1833, a son of Isaacand Jemima LARHAM, and came to the United States about 65 yearsago. The greater share of his life he spent in the vicinity ofRushville. Six years ago he was stricken with paralysis from which henever fully recovered. A few days ago before his death while helping JohnFRENCH in the garden, he was taken suddenly ill and was carried to thehouse. From this he did not recover. Besides his wife, he issurvived by two daughters, Mrs. William LEE ofCheshire, and Mrs. James ELLICK, ofRushville. The funeral services were held at 11 Tuesday morning at hislate home, Rev. Harsey KING, pastor of theRushville Methodist church, officiating. The remains were taken to Bellonafor burial.
The following Dispatch dated May 26 appeared inWednesday's Geneva Times - "E.G. LAPHAM , awell known resident of this village has been missing from his home sinceThursday, and his family are greatly alarmed over his absence. He went toRochester on the day that he disappeared, making several purchases in storesthere and having the articles sent to Mrs. LAPHAM. "No reason is known for his disappearance although he had been despondentfor a long time. Mr. LAPHAM, is 44years old, 5 ft., 11 inches tall, weighs 147 pounds, medium dark complexion,small dark moustache, dark hair mixed with grey, bald on top of head. Hewore a blue suit on the day he went away, derby hat and mixed greyraincoat. He wore glasses. He also wore a Masonic button on his coatlapel."
The Newark Courier, Newark, Wayne, N.Y. Thursday, June 2, 1910 SandraLuss
John SHANNON of Penn Yan has been spending a few days with his son,Foreman J.F. SHANNON, and family.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Wed Aug 10, 1910 contributed by: GSubyak@aol.com
TEACHERS FOR PENN YAN
Penn Yan, Aug. 9 - The Board of Education last night engaged as teachers MissMay PEARSALL, of Oxford, Miss Sarah KILLING, of PennYan, MissHazel R. CHAPMAN, of Penn Yan, and Miss MaudePHALEN, of PennYan, to teach for the coming school year, at salaries of $700, $550, $480and $480, respectively. Janitors were appointed as follows: Chestnut streetschool, Alphonso HYATT; Hutton street school,Harvey M. ACKLEY;Lake street school, John H. MOSHIER; Academy and Liberty streetschools, Solomon H. PETERS.
Penn Yan Democrat, Friday, Feb 3, 1911 contributed by:Dianne Thomas
AnEnjoyable Gathering - A family gathering was held at the home ofMr. and Mrs. George DOWNING on Friday, the occasion being the 72ndbirthday of Mr. DOWNING'S mother,Mrs. Dorothy DOWNING. Those present from out of town were Mrs.Magdelena SATTLER and Miss Saloma KETTEREL,of Potter, both of whom are sisters of Mrs. DOWNING; Mr.and Mrs. William D. SLEEPER and two daughters, Dorothyand Bernice of Reading; Mr.and Mrs. Andrew BAIN, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore CARSON and two sons, Ralphand Leroy, all of Canandaigua; and Mrs. ElizabethLEDGERWOOD and daughter, Annabel, ofHall.
Duringthe day a part of the family history was recalled for the benefit of the youngermembers of the family, which was in substance, as follows: In the year 1839, theparents of Mrs. DOWNING, who were Mr.and Mrs. John KETTEREL, left their home in Alsace-Loriane, German, withtheir three daughters, Magdelena, aged 9,Saloma, aged 5 years and Dorothy aged1 year; and traveled by cart across part of Germany and France, to the coast,where they embarked in a sailing vessel for New York City. They arrived attheir destination about 6 weeks from the time of starting, and from the time ofstarting, and from New York City, they went by way of the Erie Canal toLyons. They then made their way by wagon to the town of Potter, where aGerman settlement had sprung up, and where they had friends. They settledthere and soon became prosperous farmers of that community. DundeeObserver.
Hon. MilesW. RAPALEE - Last week Thursday, Hon. Miles W.RAPALEE, of Dundee, fell on an icy sidewalk, and the following day hew asstricken with appendicitis, and was taken to Geneva hospital for anoperation.
GirlInjured by Falling - Katherine BOGART, a 15 yearold girl who attends school at Branchport, is in bed at her home on theEsperanza estate, as the result of an accident. The girl slipped on someice outside the schoolhouse a few days ago and injured herself internally, andsince then she has been in great pain and under a physician's care. It isfeared that her liver is affected by the accident. She is a step daughterof Adam FRITZ, an employee of Wendel T. Bush,of Esperanza. Exchange.
Later theyoung lady died in a Rochester hospital, Wednesday.
DeathFollowed Operation - Elmer DECKER, aged 20 years,died in Canandaigua, Wednesday afternoon, after an operation forappendicitis. He leaves beside his parents, one sister, Lillian,of Penn Yan.
Captain HenrySTANDISH - On Jan 28, 1911, at the Hornell Sanitarium, occurred thedeath of Captain Henry STANDISH, of West River. Formany years he was a steamboat captain on Canandaigua Lake. Deceased wasborn in South Bristol, October 7, 1839. CaptainSTANDISH was of commanding appearance, standing six feet, four inches andof courtly manner. September 6, 1870, he was untied in marriage to AliceElizabeth, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. WarnerMOWER, of West River, and became a member of that home, where he and hisfamily has since lived, continuing its long established reputation forhospitality. He was a prominent Republican and had held public office inYates county. Captain STANDISH leaves besideshis wife, one son, Harry M. STANDISH, who has beenassociated with him in farming interests, they both having nearly 1,000 acres incultivation.
JACKSON- At Keuka Park, January 31, 1911, Burdett JACKSON,aged 68 years. Mr. JACKSON died verysuddenly. He was a trustee of Keuka college.
WILLIAMS- RIBBLE - In Barrington, Jan 30, 1911, Erwin R.WILLIAMS and Miss Emma RIBBLE.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe,NY Feb 27, 1911 contributed by: GSubyak@aol.com
Penn Yan, Feb. 26 - Soon after returning yesterday afternoon from a social gathering,Mrs. Catherine L. LOVEJOY, wife of D. S. LOVEJOY, of the town ofBenton, died suddenly. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Sarah H. HURRAN, of Gorham, and Mrs. Margaret KOEHLER, of Benton; five brothers, Benjamin WILLOUGHBY, of Syracuse, Richard, Thomas and Henry WILLOUGHBY, of Penn Yan, and John WILLOUGHBY, of Brooklyn, and two sisters, Mrs. John CARPENTER and Mrs. John MOSHER, of Penn Yan.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe,NY Thursday Nov 16, 1911 contributed by: DianneThomas
Joshua MEAD - PennYan, Nov 15 - Joshua MEAD, a prominent farmer ofBenton, died last night of apoplexy, aged 76 years. He leaves his wife,two sons, Frank and Byron; three daughters,Mrs. Katherine KIPP of Benton; and Roberta andAda at home. Mr. KIPP was around thefarm all day yesterday, had just finished his work at the barn and was walkingto the house when he fell. He was carried in and Dr.SAMPSON called, but he died a short time after.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe,NY Monday, Oct 27, 1913 contributed by: GSubyak@aol.com
PENN YAN GIRL SHOT WHILE FISHING WITH HER FATHER
Gun Was on the Seat in the Boat When It Accidentally Discharged -- Girl Favorite
Penn Yan, Oct 26 - Ruth ROWLEY, the only daughter ofMr. and Mrs.Walter H. ROWLEY, of Liberty street, this village, was accidentallykilled by the discharge of a shot gun belonging to her father, at about a quarter past fivethis afternoon. She and her father went to the cottage of Emmett BASSAGEnear the Hanford place on the west side of the lake to spend the day fishing. ROWLEY tookhis gun.
Shortly before the accident a flock of wild ducks flew over the boat from whichthey were fishing near the shore. ROWLEY killed one duck andwoundedanother. He reloaded his gun and laid it on the seat. In his efforts tosecure the wounded duck in some way the gun, which was double barreled andloadedwith a shell containing number twelve shot, was discharged. The shotentered Ruth ROWLEY's body immediately above the heart.
James ROBINSON, who was on shore, heard the report and the girl's cry. Hebrought them to shore in his motor boat.
Mrs. ROWLEY, who was at home about two miles from the place of theaccident, was notified and every effort was made to get her to herdaughter before the end came, but the girl died in a very few minutes afterbeing struck, and before her mother arrived. Doctors CONLEY and COX werealso too late to see her alive. Coroner COX, after investigation, gave acertificate of accidental death.
Ruth ROWLEY was 14 years old, a student at the Penn Yan Academy andwas extremely popular among her school mates. She was fond of out doorssportsand was the habitual comrade of her father, who was very proud of her, inhis fishing and hunting excursions.
Penn Yan Democrat
WADDELL -At his home on
In1860 he was married to Esther H. Genung, of |Italy Hill, who survives him. He also leaves two sons,James, of
Major Waddell, as he was known to everybody, had been in .poorhealth a long time.
Hewas a member of J. B. Sloan Post, G. A. R., having assisted in the organizationof Company B, of the 148thN. Y. V., at the time of the Civil War. Hewas second lieutenant when the company started for the front, from
In1872 Mr. Waddell was a candidate for
Thefuneral was held from his late home Wednesday afternoon, Rev.H. I. Andrews, of the Methodist Episcopal church, officiating. Burial in
KINNER - In
Shedied at the home of her son, William R. Kinner,where she was visiting. She was the widow of the late RoyalKinner.
Deathcame very suddenly. Mrs. Kinner appeared in goodhealth when she had supper with the family Monday evening, and-did not complainof feeling unwell when she retired. Later the family heard a noise as if someone was trying to attract attention in the room where Mrs.Kinner was, and going there, they found her in a critical condition. Dr.Townsend was sent for, but Mrs. Kinnerdied before he arrived.
Becauseof her sudden death, Coroner F. S. Sampson wascalled, and he issued a certificate of death from heart disease. She leaves twosons William R., of
McELLIGOTT- In Penn Yan,
Shedied at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs.Ellen McElligott,
MissMcElligott had livedalone for a great many years. Her death was due to blood poisoning.
Hernearest relatives are nephews and nieces, viz: Richard B., Jeremiah E., MargaretL. McElligott, and Mrs.
Thefuneral was held from St. Michael'schurch Tuesday morning.
PARSONS - At her home near Rushville,
Shewas a lifelong resident of the town of
HUNTER- In Rushville,
Mrs.Hunter had been in feeble health for several months, but death was due to astroke of apoplexy which she sustained Wednesday night. Shewas 76 years old and was born in Italy Hollow, the daughter of Trumanand Sally Brown Read. She leaves her husband, GeorgeHunter; three daughters,
Huldahand Minnie, at home; Caroline,who teaches in
Thebody was brought to Penn Yan for burial.
Mrs.Hunter leaves three daughters, Mrs. Cora Huson,of
PALMER- In Penn Yan, at the
Mrs. Maria ASK- The body of Mrs.Maria Ask, widow of the late Thomas Ask,of Buffalo, will be brought to Geneva tomorrow morning at 10.40 and then toBellona (cemetery), for burial. Mrs. Askformerly residednear here and is well known here. Services were held at
COMMITTEDSUICIDE - Receiving no response when she called to him at last week Thursday,Mrs. William Howleyof Rushville, went upstairs and found her 42 years old son, EdwardHowley, lying across the bed with-his-throat cut from ear to ear.
Mr.Howley had been ill and when he did not appear at breakfast time. She thought nothing of it, but receiving no response to her call at , she became alarmed and went to the room.
Mr.Howley and his aged mother lived alone. Besides his mother, he leaves twobrothers, William and Richard,of
Mr.Howley was chief of the Rushville Hose Company. He was born in Rushville andwas educated at the
IN SURROGATE'S COURT
IN SURROGATE'S COURT
Letters of administration on the estate of Wallace T. Stoddard, late of Penn Yan, were issued to his widow,
The will of Lydia Osmun Wixson, who recently died in Penn Yan, was admitted to probate Saturday and letters testamentary delivered to John Rudiman, who was appointed executor in the will. The estate consists of $1,500 in real estate and $500 in personal property.
By the will, her brother Charles McArty, receives $300. The residue is to be equally divided between her adopted daughter, Minnie I. Salisbury and Mrs. Salisbury's children Elmer H. and Glenville M.
Penn Yan Democrat, Friday, March 20,1914 contributed by: Dianne Thomas
INGRAHAM- To Mr. and Mrs. Harry INGRAHAM, of Potter, February24, 1914, a daughter, Blanche Alice. She hastwo grandmothers, two great grandmothers and one grandfather.
KETCHUM- To Mr. and Mrs. Claude KETCHUM , of Penn Yan, adaughter, Thelma Irene.
MACDOWELL - To Mr. and Mrs. James MAC DOWELL ofDundee, March 11, 1914, a daughter.
MILES- To Mr. and Mrs. Frank MILES, of Dundee,March 17, 1914, a son.
SCRIPTURE- To Mr. and Mrs. Charles SCRIPTURE, of Penn Yan,March 7, 1914, a son.
BARRETT- At his home on Bluff Point, March 15, 1914, John W.BARRETT, aged 80 years. He leaves four sons, Charles,of Branchport; Frank, of Corning; Warren,of Elmira; and George, of Bluff Point; threedaughters, Mrs. Ernest ROBERTSON of Corning; Mrs.Fred DeMUNN of Beavers Dam; and Miss Minnie BARRETT,at home. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon, at 1:30, Rev. G.W. ROCKWELL, officiating. Interment in Lakeview cemetery.
CLUTE- In Italy, Feb 26, 1914, Mrs. Melissa ACKLEY CLUTE,aged 81 years. She leaves one son, Merritt CLUTEof Detroit, Mich. During the nine week illness preceding her death, Mrs.CLUTE was cared for by a niece, Mrs. M. SHEPHERD.
EGGLESTON- In Penn Yan, March 13, 1914, Joel H. EGGLESTON,aged 66 years. He was born in the town of Pultney, Steuben county, butmoved to the town of Barrington when very young and resided there until he cameto Penn Yan about 20 years ago. He leaves his wife and three sisters, Mrs.Patience LAMONT, of Rochester; Mrs. RosillaTOWNSEND of Penn Yan; and Mrs. Effie BELLIS,of Barrington. The funeral was held Monday from his late home at thecorner of Liberty and Lake streets, Rev. Howard I. ANDREWSof the Methodist Episcopal church, officiating. Burial in Lakeviewcemetery.
FREY- In Torrey, March 14, 1914, Mrs. Elizabeth FREY,aged 50 years. She leaves her husband, John W. FREY,one sister, Mrs. William R. KINNER; and twobrothers, Edward F. WALDO of Sonyea, and GeorgeC. WALDO of Hall. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 2o'clock, Rev. George NICHOLS of Cato,officiating. Burial in Evergreen cemetery, Torrey.
GELDER- In Penn Yan, March 14, 1914, Mrs. Rosina GELDER,aged 84 years. She was the widow of the late JohnGELDER, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs.Charles STEVENS, Lake street. The funeral was held Wednesday. Burial in Lakeview Cemetery.
GOUNDRY- In Milo, March 13, 1914, George GOUNDRY. Burial in Dundee.
HILLMAN- At Lakemont, March 15, 1914, Rev. James J. HILLMAN,aged 90 years. Mr. HILLMAN died at the homefor aged ministers, where he had lived since 1909. In his early life, hewas first a farmer and later learned the carpenters trade. Following this,he became a minister and for several years he traveled and preached in Iowa andKansas. He was in Kansas at the time of the Civil War. During thistime he was a strong advocate of pensions for widows, which idea was new at thattime, and he gave many lectures and speeches in favor of it. During hislong labors for the Christian church in Kansas and Iowa, he organized 11churches and had the pleasure of seeing them grow to flourishingconditions. After he became too old for further active work, he was caredfor by the Christian Conference in the section of Kansas where he last workedfor a time, and was later sent to the home at Lakemont.
HUGHES- In Penn Yan, March 11, 1914, Edward HUGHES,aged 81 years. He leaves his wife and one daughter, in the West, andanother daughter, Mrs. Mary CHAMPLIN of Jerusalem. Mr.HUGHES died in the Ackley block where he had lived for some time.The funeral was held Saturday from St. Michael's church.
LETTEER- At her home near Watkins, March 15, 1914, Mrs. FrankLETTEER. She leaves her husband, her parents, Mr.and Mrs. William HEATH, and a brother, George,of Penn Yan. Burial in Lakeview cemetery, Penn Yan, Wednesday.
MARBLE- In Penn Yan, March 15, 1914, Mrs. Laura MARBLE,aged 84 years. She lived at the old lady's home on Clinton street. She had been ill for some time. She leaves a brother in Dayton,Tenn.
PRATT- In Rushville, Mar 12, 1914, Mrs. Mary PRATT, aged71 years. Mrs. PRATT was born in Lockport,but for the past 30 years has lived in Rushville. The funeral was heldSunday, Rev. R. C. SPEER of the Congregationalchurch, officiating. Burial in Rushville. She leaves one son, Erving,of Rushville; a daughter, Mrs. Bessey TETRAULT, ofMalta, Mont.; one brother and four sisters, Hubert LAFLER,Mrs. C. H. FORSYTH, Mrs. A. B. CARLTON, Mrs. Jasper BROWN, Mrs. Emma A .BARKER, all of Lockport, NY.
REYNOLDS- In Dresden, March 12, 1914, James F. REYNOLDS,aged 76y. He was one of the best known men in the town of Torrey, and for24 years he had served as a justice of the peace, having been first elected in1886. When a young man, he taught school, having been an assistant to SamuelKEEFER, the Torrey centenarian, for a number of terms. In thosedays, more than half a century ago, discipline was harder to maintain in countryschools than it is now. He was appointed Village Clerk in 1876, and hadheld that office continually for 14 years. Mr.REYNOLDS death came very suddenly. He was sitting at the table atthe evening meal, when stricken.
Mr.REYOLDS was a Democrat of the old school and has always taken a prominentpart of the affairs of that party in this county. Few county conventions hadbeen held in years at which he was not one of the representatives of the town ofTorrey. He leaves his wife [Harriet]to whomhe was married 52 years ago; three sons, Frederickof Corning; William of Dresden and Merton, of the State Agricultural Department,at Albany; one daughter, Mrs. Nellie M. MARLOWE, ofGeneva; three brothers, Lewis of Dundee: Sidneyof Prattsburg; and George of Newark; onesister, Miss Anna R. REYNOLDS, of Dundee. He leavesalso 8 grandchildren and three great grandchildren . The funeral was heldfrom his late home, Monday afternoon. Burial was in Dresden Cemetery.
ST.JOHN - In Penn Yan, March 16, 1914, William H. St.JOHN, aged 85 years. He was found dead in bed Tuesday morning atthe home of his daughter, Mrs. A. C. BROOKS,Clinton street, with whom he lived. He leaves another daughter, Mrs.Roy YOUNG, of Strom Brook, Long Island, and a sister, Mrs.Isaac PURDY, of Bluff Point. The funeral was held Thursdayafternoon. He was born in Pulteney, but came to Yates county a good manyyears ago . At one time he had a position in the New York Custom House. About 12 years ago, while living in Rochester, he fell, fracturing a hip, and henever fully recovered from that injury.
STOUTENBERG- In Barrington, March 11, 1914, Albert STOUTENBERG,aged 85 years. He leaves his wife, one son, WilliamA. STOUTENGERG, with whom he lived; and four daughters, Mrs.Harold MC DOWELL of Chapin; Mrs. James GILLON,of Waycross, Georgia; Miss Lottie, of Yonkers; and Mrs.Lee MOREHOUSE of Crosby. The funeral was held from his late home ofFriday. Burial in Lakeview cemetery.
Penn Yan Democrat, Penn Yan, NY Friday Jan 30, 1914 by DianneThomas
PALMER - In Penn Yan,at the Hatmaker hospital, Jan 22, 1914, Mrs. Jennie PALMER,of Friend, aged 47 years. She leaves her husband, TheodorePALMER and a brother, Loren STILES. Death followed an operation for the removal of a tumor.
Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua,NY May 1,1914 contributed by:Dianne Thomas
The remains of Timothy O'CONNER, aged 71 years,whose death occurred at Bath on Saturday, were interred in Calvary cemetery onTuesday. Deceased was a veteran of the Civil War and was a resident ofPenn Yan. He leaves his wife, one daughter, Mrs. John A. NOONAN of EastAvon; one brother, James, of Dansville and one sister, Mrs. Mary O'HARA, ofDansville. The funeral services were held at St. Michael's church, PennYan.
Penn Yan Democrat, Friday, May 29,1914 pg 8 contributed by: DianneThomas
Thomas BEERMAN of the battleship Kansas, visited Rushville friends recently. This was his former home.
Charles WINDNAGLE fractured an ankle last week.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Murray GAGE at Memorial hospital, Canandaigua, May 18th.
Mrs. Brayton SHEDD of Chicago is at the home of her sister, Mrs. M. W. FISHER. Mrs. SHEDD recently left the Geneva hospital where she had been since Easter.
Miss Mary PHELPS returned from Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua Sunday, much improved in health.
Mr. and Mrs. William FISHER went to Middleport Wednesday to visit Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. JACKSON and to attend the funeral of Mrs. FISHER'S aunt, Mrs. Emma HUNT at Medina, Monday.
Miss Maude REED was the guest of Mrs. Frank COLE in Penn Yan, Friday and Saturday.
Thales JACKSON and Mrs. Wealthy LOOMIS went to Medina, Sunday to attend the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. EMMA HUNT, which was held Monday afternoon.
Robert MC GILLIARD has returned home after spending several months with relatives in Illinois and Indiana.
Rev. H. L. BETHEL has returned home after spending two weeks in Rochester. Mrs. BETHEL and sons, Emory and Walter, are visiting friends at Walker, NY.
Miss Olga JENSEN spent the weekend with Misses Helen and Elizabeth WHITAKER.
The Misses Emily RIPPEY and Marion COTTER of Geneva, visited Miss Genevieve BARNES over Sunday.
Mrs. Marilda CLARK is at home with her mother, Mrs. John ACKERSON.
Mrs. ACKLEY is home for the summer and she is looking well.
William BARNES, one of Bellona's boys attending High School in Geneva, was one of the Senior class last Friday evening in the oratorical contest, rendering the recitation, "Belshazzar's Feast". The class of 1914 won the trophy cup for the second successive year. Alvin NEWLANDER, another of our boys, represented the winning class last year.
H.G. VOAK, K. DINEHEART and Michael HERMANS are attending court at Penn Yan, as jurors.
Miss Florence FATZINGER, who has been at the Memorial hospital, Canandaigua for the past thirteen weeks, has returned home much improved in health.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin FENNER were the Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Albert CONRAD, of Penn Yan.
Miss Mary REDDOUT and Miss Maud EXCELL are weekend guests of Miss Gertrude GAMBY of Bluff Point.
Mrs. John B. HALL was called to Geneva on account of the serious illness of her mother, Mrs. Reuben HAMMOND.
Mrs. Henry SNYDER who had the misfortune to break three ribs some time ago, is now around the house.
Mr. Philip KINDELBERGER, of Voak, was Sunday's guest of Mr. and Mrs. Fred BAKER.
James and Samuel WHEELER are building a new barn for Winfred CARROLL, of Voak.
A band saw which was being operated by William A. KENNEDY last Saturday broke and some of the pieces cut his face quite severely. He was attended by Dr. FOSTER.
Miss Bessie STRYKER and Miss Nellie FLAHIVE have been engaged to teach school here, the next school year.
Dresden - Mrs.Charles GELDER and Mrs. John GELDER attended the funeral of a nephew,Ralph G. MORRIS in Rochester, last week
Hall - MarvinFORSTER finished setting an acre of strawberries on his father's farmlast week.
Miss Bertha WARREN attended an Epworth League convention at Rochester, Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Blaine SHAW visited Mr. and Mrs. Carl WETMORE, near Prattsburgh, Sunday.
Mrs. D. H. TURNER is visiting relatives at Himrod.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. VAN SCOY are spending several days with their son, Rev. E. H. VAN SCOY and family at Marion, NY.
Mr. and Mrs. William HOPKINS have been to Gorham several days on account of the death and burial of Mrs. HOPKINS' uncle, James RODMAN.
Mrs. Harry GRISWOLD has gone to Penn Yan to stay the remainder of the week.
Mr. Clarence HAIGHT of Ackron, Ohio, who came home to be present at the funeral of his mother, is to stay with his father, Mr. Frank HAIGHT, as soon as his affairs in Ackron can be adjusted.
Miss WANOSCHEK, on the violin, and Elizabeth TRIMMER as a soloist, gave a very enjoyable concert last Friday evening in the college chapel. We trust it may not be the last. They were greeted with a good house considering the weather.
Rev. G. H. HAMLIN and wife, from Balasore, India, are the guests of Rev. and Mrs. Z. F. GRIFFIN. They have just returned to their home in New England via China and Japan, after an absence of nine years. The HAMLINS were in the same mission field in India, as Mr. and Mrs. GRIFFIN were, so this is a reunion of old time friends.
Yatesville - Mrs.William MC KIE and two daughters, visited her sister in law, Mrs.ALLEN at the home of H. B. WHEELER, part oflast week.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday August 21, 1914 Pg 5, col 5 contributed by: Ron Hanley
Penn Yan Democrat, Friday, October30, 1914 pg 8 contributed by: DianneThomas
HappeningsAround Penn Yan:
Mrs. Snyder SHULTZ spent a few days last week with friends in Elmira.
Mr. and Mrs. Dell GILBERT and Mr. and Mrs. William PERRY of Elmira, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles COOK last Wednesday and Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles SHULTS were overnight guests of relatives in Corning.
Rev. Samuel GILL attended the Geneva district preacher's meeting on Monday last, at Geneva.
Mr. and Mrs. Caleb LEGG of Geneva, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Howard BARRINGER last Sunday.
Arthur ROOD had the misfortune to fall from an apple tree Monday and break one arm at the wrist and his collar bone.
The people of this place were shocked to hear of the death of Mrs. Louise NORRIS of Dundee, who died in the Geneva hospital, Saturday. Mrs. NORRIS was a daughter of the late George DAINES and for many years, was a resident of this place.
Mrs. Charles BLAKESLEY and daughter, Veryl, have returned home after spending a week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George MATTESON.
Miss Emma BROWN of Horseheads is the guest of Miss Martha PRENTISS.
Ralph SPOOR, car inspector at the Himrod junction, attended a R.R. meeting Wednesday, which was held at Avis, Pa.
Joseph SHANNON spent a few days at Parishville, visiting his wife's parents. Rev and Mrs. LYONS, returning with his wife and children Tuesday evening.
Himrod graded school will hold a Halloween social at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cortez CULVER, Friday evening, October 30th. Supper will served for 10 or 15 cents. It is a well understood fact that an evening passed at the CULVER home is full of pleasure.
Jacob WEAL of New York City, was the over Sunday guest of his mother in law, Mrs. Mary INSCHO and his son, Archie WEAL.
Jeptha F. RANDOLPH celebrated his 79th birthday Oct. 26th. Mr. RANDOLPH keeps his mind occupied with business, being assistant postmaster and bookkeeper for the Harvey Hall firm, whose business is hustling and extensive, and it might tax the ability of a young man to keep in step with the rush to be found at this business, but Mr. RANDOLPH is equal to the situation.
As Robert MORSE and James SHAY were entering a barn with their threshing machine on a farm above Crystal Springs Thursday, the coupling gave way and Mr. SHAY received a broken leg. The same day Robert also received injuries from the machine.
Mrs. Richard HATHAWAY who has been seriously ill, is now able to be about the house.
Mr. and Mrs. MANNING are in Syracuse this week, attending the Baptist State Convention.
Invitations have been sent out for the marriage of Miss Mary Beatrice SWARTHOUT of Dresden, to Ernest HOLENBECK of Corning, will take place Nov. 5th at 12 o'clock.
Seth YOUNGS, our 80 years old village clerk has been visiting his son at West Camp. A.L. BARNS officiated as deputy clerk, in his absence.
Mr. and Mrs. Read COLE and son of Brooklyn, were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. READ and family.
Mrs. Carrie WISNER of Detroit, Michigan, is spending some time at the home of Mrs. Anna LUND and sisters.
The new and beautiful home of Nathan OUGHTERSON is receiving its finishing touches. It will be fitted up with all modern conveniences and comforts.
Mrs. Isabelle BLACK is visiting her niece, Miss Carrie BARNES, at Elmira Female College, Elmira, NY
Mr. and Mrs.. Frederick HABBERFIELD Jr., are spending some time with Mr. HABBERFIELD's father and mother, in this village.
Mrs. William COFFIN and two daughters were the guests for several days last week of her brother, Mr. James HOLLAND in Geneva.
Miss May WOODCOCK was a weekend visitor at the home of her sister, Mrs. Bertha JOHNSON, coming from Auburn.
Mr. and Mrs. OTT have moved on the farm of Mrs. OTT's father, Mr. Charles CATLIN, and they will assist in the management of the farm.
Miss Hazel ACKERSON spent Sunday with her grandmother, Mrs. John ACKERSON.
Mrs. Albert WHITE is home from Buffalo with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward BLACK, and little Miss Carol PHINNEY accompanied her.
Mrs. W. W. NORTHUP and granddaughter, Miss Marion L. WILCOX, attended the quarterly meeting in the Free Methodist Church at Penn Yan Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs.. J. Nelson PULVER spent Sunday with Mrs. E. J. CARVEY at Rushville.
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. CAMPBELL of Penn Yan visited Mr. and Mrs. John HARRIS, Sunday.
Horace BABCOCK returned from the Memorial hospital at Canandaigua last week.
This community was shocked Tuesday to hear of the sudden death of Herbert ROBESON, which occurred near Branchport. He had always lived in this vicinity until a few years since, when he moved to Branchport. He was a paper hanger and had done considerable work here, even since he moved away.
Miss Bessie REAGAN of Geneseo, has been spending a few days with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. M. REAGAN. Mrs. REAGAN has also had her sister Bessie, of Elmira, visiting her for a few days.
Miss Marion BURT is ill at home, threatened with fever. Dr. COSTELLO of Branchport has the case.
Ned HABBERFIELD and family moved to Dispatch last week. He has rented his farm to his brother, John, for a term of years. We shall miss them for they were good citizens and neighbors.
Dundee - Byron WIGHTMAN died in the home of hismother, Mrs. Frances WIGHTMAN, two miles north ofthis village, Wednesday, Oct 21, 1914, aged 46 years. Mr.WIGHTMAN had suffered with heart trouble for several years past and thatevening left the dining room for his bedroom when he felt ill. He sat onthe bed for a few minutes, and then dropped over dead. Mr.WIGHTMAN was born in Providence, RI, May 25, 1868 and lived in that cityuntil fourteen years ago, when he came here to live with his mother, Mrs.Frances WIGHTMAN. Burial in Hillside Cemetery.
Rushville- Mrs. Mary Mc DONALD, formerly of Potter, and whohas been at Clifton Springs for a few past years, visited friends in thisvicinity recently. She will leave at once for Oneida, where she will keephouse for her son, Murray, who has a position withthe National Casket Company. Her daughter, Mrs. RayMcMANUS, has entered the nurses training class in a Syracuse hospital.
Penn Yan Democrat, Friday, January15, 1915 pg 8 contributed by: DianneThomas
Mrs. KINGSLEY and her daughter have returned to their apartment above the post office.
Mrs. Mary OSWALD has once again closed her house and is now residing for the winter, with her daughter, Mrs. Howard DAVID of Bluff Point. The family gathering held at her home during the holidays included her two sons, Stewart of Rochester and Charles of Ithaca; her daughters, Mrs. William JOHNSON and Mrs. Howard DAVIS, of Bluff Point; Mrs. Warren DAVIS of Branchport, with their families; Miss Maude OSWALD of Keuka College, and her sisters, Miss Margaret KETTERER and Miss Cordelia KETTERER, of Clifton Springs.
BRANCHPORT Albert BOYD has purchased the farm ofJohn WATEROUS, and will move there this week.
Miss Edith VAN ORDEN visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Milton FLINT in Seneca, over Sunday.
Rev. and Mrs. P. J. BULL of Penn Yan, were guests of Mrs. M. U. PAYNE, one day last week.
Earl RIBBLE, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Orval RIBBLE, died at the home of his parents last Sunday morning, aged 4 weeks. The funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon, Rev. Samuel GILL, pastor of the M.E. church, officiating. Interment in Benton cemetery.
Mrs. S. G. GAGE fell down the cellar stairs at her home, last Thursday afternoon, January 7, bruising herself very badly, but not breaking any bones. She is improving at present.
William E. CLARK, aged 11 years, son of Mrs. Mildred CLARK, of district number 12, South Benton, was arrested as a truant by James F. FOLES, Friday, January 8th. Mr. SOLES brought the boy before Justice of the Peace, Alvin ROLF, who adjudged him as incorrigible and sent him to the state industrial school at Industry. Mr. SOLES accompanied the boy to that institution, Saturday. - Chronicle.
Charles S. BAKER, son of Dr. A. H. BAKER, who formerly resided in Dundee, was married at Elmira, last Saturday to Miss Helen M. SPAULDING.
On Tuesday, January 5, a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Harley D. DOOLITTLE, at the home of Mrs. DOOLITTLE's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred BEACH, this village.
Lee DAVIS who left his home in Dundee about 18 months ago, has been seeing the world. He went to San Francisco and then crossed the broad Pacific to Asia. Several weeks ago Mr. DAVIS' mother received a card from him, mailed at Rome, saying that he was about to leave Italy for Greece. - Observer
Mrs. Amanda LEWIS died at her home east of this village, Friday, January 1, following a stroke of apoplexy, which came upon her just one week previous. The funeral was held at the house, Monday afternoon, Rev. E. W. COLLING, officiating. The deceased was 72 years of age, and leaves one son, John, who was with her at her death; also one sister, Mrs. Isaac NEFF; one brother, Henry CAREY of Dundee; a half brother, Ambrose DANES of Hornell and two granddaughters. - Prattsburg News.
Fred STEVER of Hammondsport, was in town last week assisting his wife's mother to settle up her affairs on her farm.
Max LeCLAIRE, of Pulteney, spent last week with his mother at her home.
Mrs. Isaac HERRICK is not as well as usual. She has been in poor health the past two years.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl LONGCOR have returned from Michigan, and will move to Himrod, where he will be employed this season.
Ernest INGRAHAM has gone to Columbus, O., to finish his college work.
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy SANDERSON spent New Years' with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William HUFF, at Kinney's Corners.
Mrs. Thomas REAGAN has returned home from Port Jarvis, where she has been caring for her mother during her recent illness. Mr. REAGAN had rented the whole of the Henry SILL farms for this year. Mr. SILL is cutting and removing the large timber.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert PECK, of Reading, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles CASE and Mr. and Mrs. George CASE, last week.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry GIBBS, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1915.
Mrs. Addison YOUNG died at her home Tuesday, Jan. 12th. Death was caused by paralysis. She leaves her husband, two sons and two daughters.
Amos BASSAGE of Michigan, spent part of last week with his cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Charles SCHULTZ.
Miss Helen HANSEN, who recently underwent an operation for appendicitis, at the Hatmaker hospital, is making rapid recovery.
Marjorie BEAMISH was operated upon for appendicitis at the City Hospital in Geneva, on Saturday. She is reported to be doing well.
There is talk of electric lights for the town.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe,NY Friday March 5, 1915 contributed by: Dianne Thomas
HARLANFULKERSON - Prominent Starkey Fruit Grower, Dead at age of 72. Dundee - March 4 - Harlan FULKERSON, a prominentfarmer and fruit grower of the town of Starkey, died in his home three milessoutheast of this village, at 3 o'clock yesterday morning. Mr.FULKERSON became ill with pleurisy about two weeks ago and steadily grewweaker until the end. He was 72 years old and was born in the same housein which he had always lived, September 19, 1843. His parents were amongthe early settlers in this section, settling on the farm where he was born, andwhere they also died.
All of Mr.FULKERSON'S .... life was spent in farming and fruit growing, he havingpractically retired several years ago. He was a member of the Dundee Lodge F& A M No. 123, and held the position of highway commissioner of thetown of Starkey from 1908 to 1909?. He leaves one son, HarlanFULKERSON Jr., who lived on the old homestead farm; one brother, MonroeFULKERSON of South El...., Wash., and two stepsons, A.S.HILDRETH of Phelps, and Fred HILDRETH ofMillsport. The funeral will be held from the home on Friday, at noon andthe remains will be taken to Dresden for burial in Evergreencemetery.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe,NY July 22, 1915 contributed by: GSubyak@aol.com
Penn Yan, July 21 - Miss Susannah HATMAKER,owner of the Hatmaker Private Hospital, in this village, has just given a reportfor the fourth years which ended on Saturday last. Her records show 1,419hospital days treatment and 125 patients admitted during the year. Theincrease in the number of patients over last year was fourteen. Of thecases treated 25 were medical, 40 major surgical operations, 51 minor surgicaland accident and 9 obstetrical. There were nine deaths. Miss HATMAKER says the bulk of thesurgical work was done by Penn Yan physicians. Each year of the hospital'sexistence has brought a greater number of patients.
Falls from Apple Tree - Breaks Arm
Penn Yan, July 21 - Giles NISSON, the 11 year old son of Andrew NISSON, last evening, fell form an apple tree in his father's yard in Huttonstreet, breaking both bones of his left arm below the elbow, Dr. C. E. DOUBLEDAYreduced the fractures. About five years ago the same boy broke the samearm in the same place.
Penn Yan, June 25 - Miss Emmeline MOORE ofChurchville, NY, Ph. D., Cornell University and instructor in botany at VassarCollage, passed through this village yesterday afternoon in an automobile enroute to Lake Waneta and Lamoka, to spend some time in the investigation ofwater plant and weed life for which these lakes offer unusual opportunity. Miss MOORE fishes with a longhandled rake or grappling device form a flat bottomed boat, and usually locatesher prey at a depth of fifteen feet or less.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester,NY Mon Aug 23,1915 by: GSubyak@aol.com
Penn Yan Business Man Drowns As Wife Watches
John L. Corcoran Stands Up to Make Landing, Boat Tips Over - Could NotSwim
Penn Yan, Aug. 22 - John L. CORCORAN, one of the most prominent businessmen of this village, was drowned at about 11 o'clock last night in Lake Keuka about one hundred feet from the shore off theFrank G. HALLETT place, atthe end of Bluff Point, twelve miles from here.
Mr. CORCORAN, with his wife and daughter had been visiting sincelast Tuesday at the summer home of Mr. HALLETT. On Saturday afternoon he rowed over
to Keuka, intending to return in a short time but a heavy rain and windstorm detained him. Shortly before the time of the fatal accident,Mrs. CORCORAN and the HALLETS, who were sitting on the porch of the HALLETScottage, saw a boat approaching. Thinking it might be Mr. CORCORAN, Mr. HALLETT and Mrs. CORCORAN went down to the dock to meet him.
When a few rods from the shore Mr. CORCORAN stood up and apparently waslooking for a landing place when the boat tipped and he was thrown into thewater. The night was very dark and although fond of fishing and boating he hadnever learned to swim.
Mr. HALLETT at once rowed out and found the boat and Mr. CORCORAN'shat, but was too late to find him. The water at the spot, even at the shortdistance from shore, is about thirty feet deep. A search for the body wasat once began and continued all night by several men, but it was not founduntil 4 o'clock this morning.
John L. CORCORAN was the president of the CORCORAN OvenshireCompany, which does a large furniture and undertaking business, and wasregarded as a leader among the business men of the village. He was 44 years old,and leaves his wife, one daughter, Louise, and four brothers,James W.and M. Francis, of Penn Yan; Joseph B., of Dansville, andWilliam E., of Penn Yan.
Penn Yan Democrat, Friday, Oct 1,1915 pg 4 contributed by: DianneThomas
FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY - Fifty years ago on the27th of September 1865, Mr. James HOLLAND andMiss Catherine Matilda ANSLEY were united in marriage at the bride's homeon the Pre-emption road north of Bellona, near the Billsbro school house. Since that time they have lived in that neighborhood and have made many friendsand are highly esteemed by all who know them. In remembrance of this occasiona number of relatives and friends were invited to celebrate the day with Mr.and Mrs. HOLLAND at their home, near Bellona. The guests gatheredat about 3 40 o'clock, to the number of 85. Among the number were 5 sonsand daughters and eleven grandchildren. A family group was photographedearly in the afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. HOLLANDreceived their guests in the parlor and a most friendly and cordial time wasspent in offering congratulations and best wishes. The wedding dinner wasserved by the sons and daughters, all of whom wore flowers and ribbons of goldenhues. The bride's table bore a handsome bouquet of fifty yellow rosesarranged in a golden vase, the gift of the sons and daughters. Seated withthe bridal couple at the table were Mr. and Mrs. WilliamBLACK. Mrs. BLACK being the only one present who attended thewedding 50 years ago. The daughters of Mr. and Mrs.HOLLAND all wore yellow girdles of silk in honor of the day. Thebride's cake, which had been prepared under the special supervision of Mrs.HOLLAND, was beautifully wrapped in small packages and fastened withyellow ribbon, and then borne at the close of the dinner to the guests by two ofthe grandchildren, Misses Marion HOLLAND and Louise BOND.The guests were all requested to inscribe their names in a book especiallyprepared for the occasion. Addresses of congratulations were made and Mr.and Mrs. HOLLAND were presented with a purse of money as a remembrance ofthe day and best wishes of their many friends who attended thecelebration.
FOURGENERATIONS OF THE MALLORY FAMILY - [a largepicture of Bradley T. MALLORY, his son, Charles,his grandson, Roy B. and great grandson, JamesBradley MALLORY] -
MARRIED50 YEARS - On Monday, September 27, 1915, Mr. and Mrs.Bradley T. MALLORY celebrated the 50th anniversary of their marriage witha family dinner at their home in Penn Yan. Four generations of the family werepresent. The guests at dinner were Mr. and Mrs.Charles MALLORY, Mr. and Mrs. Karl MALLORY, Mr. and Mrs. Almon T. MALLORYand children, Frances, Helen and Hollis, of Benton,Mr. and Mrs. Roy B. MALLORY and son,James, of Glenora, and two friends who were present at the wedding 50years ago, Mrs. H. J. OWEN, of Keuka Park and Mrs.Sophia TINKER of Wayland.
No formalinvitations were issued for the reception which was held from 4 to 6, and from 8to 10 pm. At the evening reception members of the Keuka Lodge, No. 149 I.O.O.F., in which Mr. MALLORY has been active for manyyears, attended in a body. Mr. MALLORY hasheld the highest office in the gift of his fellow members in the Encampmentbranch of the order, having been grand patriarch of the State during the term of1910-11, He has also represented the Yates Schuyler district as districtdeputy grand master.
Mr.and Mrs. MALLORY were married in Naples, his father, Rev.A. C. MALLORY, performing the ceremony. They lived in Benton until1893, since which time they have made their home in Penn Yan. They enjoygood health and both are actively engaged in business, Mrs.MALLORY being the "office girl", in her husband's insuranceoffice. Mr. MALLORY is in his 71st year and Mrs.MALLORY is 68, their wedding anniversary having occurred on her 18thbirthday. The Democrat unites with their many friends in extendingcongratulations.
PORTER- To Mr. and Mrs. Stanley PORTER, of Bellona, atthe Hatmaker Hospital in Penn Yan, September 24, 1915, a daughter.
GUIDER- In Potter, September 23, 1915, Mrs.Edith G. GUIDER, aged 63 years. The funeral was held Saturday fromthe home of her daughter, Mrs. Frederick BLODGETT,Rev. L.M. WESTRATE of the Congregational church,officiating. The deceased was a daughter of Baxter GARDNER, an earlysettler in Potter. Burial in Rushvillecemetery. [ceme lists heras Alida Edith G. Guider]
LINDSLEY- In Rushville, September 21, 1915, Mrs. EuniceLINDSLEY, aged 91 years. She was the daughter of Mr.and Mrs. Samuel HUSTED, and was born in Greenwich, Conn., August 19,1824. She had been a member of the Methodist Church, Rushville, for agreat many years and was a charter member of the Rushville Auxiliary of theWoman's Foreign Missionary Society. She leaves one son, M.B. LINDSLEY of Canandaigua, and one sister, Mrs. O.L. JACKSON of Rushville.
LOCKWOOD- In Dundee, September 29, 1915, Samuel LOCKWOOD,aged 71 years. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs.Frank S. Van LIEW. He was born in Barrington, in a log house on theCrystal Springs road, and had always lived in that neighborhood. He leavestwo daughters, Mrs. Van LIEW and Mrs.Roy KELLY, and a half sister, Miss Elizabeth KELS,all of Starkey.
MAHONEY- At her home near Rushville, Sept 25, 1915, Mrs.Roger MAHONEY, aged 72 years. Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter,Mary, in Buffalo. Burial in Canandaigua.
PARKER- At Lakemont, September 23, 1915, Mrs. Sarah J. PARKER,aged 75 years. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs.Albert E. INGOLDSBY, with whom she has been living for about onemonth. Her maiden name was Sarah HARVEY, andshe was born in the town of Thurston, Steuben county, March 3, 1840. Besides her daughter, she leaves two sisters, Mrs. LorenzoROBERTS of Avoca and Mrs. Esther PRENTISS ofCold Springs, near Hammondsport; a brother, Richard HARVEYof Williamsport, Pa.; and a half brother, OrrinTAYLOR in Pennsylvania. Burial in Prattsburg.
SCOTT- In Dresden, Sept 27, 1915, Mrs. John SCOTT, ofHall. She leaves her husband, three daughters and one sister.
SUTHERLAND- In Los Angles, Cal., September 23, 1915, Mrs. FannieThayer SUTHERLAND, aged 66 years. She died at the home of herdaughter, Mrs. Wayland CHAPMAN. The survivingmembers of the family are a brother, James A. THAYER,of Penn Yan; two daughters, Mrs. Wayland CHAPMAN and Mrs.Mary DENNELL, both of Los Angeles, Cal.; two sisters,Mrs. John B. HAAS, of Sunbury, Pa., and Miss LauraTHAYER, of Penn Yan. Burial at Topeka, Kansas.
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