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Penn Yan Democrat     Friday   January 28, 1916       by Dianne Thomas

BOY DROWNED IN MILL POND - Two Little Sisters Tried to Save Him - Shortly before six o'clock Wednesday afternoon, Lester STROH, aged 7 years, broke through the ice on the pond above Seneca Mill dam and was drowned.  His two sisters aged about 8 and 10years, and Linda CUNNINGHAM, another young girl, were on the bridge watching Lester, who was playing on the ice.  When he broke through his sisters ran to his aid, both getting in the water.  The CUNNINGHAM girl ran to Seneca Mill for help and Fred SPRAGUE, an uncle of the STROH children, got the girls out, but was too late to save the boy, whose body was soon recovered.  Mrs. Estella STROH and her children live with her brother, Fred SPRAGUE.   [cemetery list has name as Leslie, not Lester]

Democrat & Chronicle,   Rochester, Monroe Co. , NY    Tuesday    Aug 15,1916               by: GSubyak@aol.com  

Penn Yan, Aug. 14 - Miss Isabelle C. DeVELLING, of this village, formerly well known as a temperance lecturer and worker, died in Rochester last  evening at 6 o'clock. She was 80 years of age and leaves three sisters, Mrs. Edward R. TAYLOR, of Penn Yan, Mrs. J. R. HERRIOTT, of Indianapolis, Ind., and  Mrs. Mary D. KELLOGG, of Los Angeles, Cal., and one brother, Charles  DeVELLING, of Zanesville, O. The body will be brought here for burial in Lakeview cemetery, where private services will be held. 

Penn Yan Democrat     Friday   Oct 27, 1916       by  Dianne Thomas

Baby Lynn PORTER, the year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson PORTER, celebrated his first birthday at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William WEBBIE, 132 Lake street, October 19th.  There were three grandmothers present, Grandmother PORTER of Branchport, Grandmother WEBBIE and Great Grandmother WEBBIE, of Penn Yan.  An unusual occurrence was that of three sisters meeting on this occasion, whose combined ages were 253 years - Mrs. S. BIXBY of Castileage, 88; Mrs. T. L. WEBBIE of Penn Yan, 85; and Mrs. D. E. GREENE, of Lancaster,80. - Chronicle

BIRTHS: ROBINSON- To Mr. and Mrs. James ROBINSON, Keuka street, Penn Yan, Oct 20, 1916, a son. 

DEATHS: KNAPP -In Penn Yan, October 20, 1916, Clarence H. KNAPP, aged 70 years.  He was born in Barrington. For about 30 years he was engaged in furniture and undertaking business in Penn Yan, selling out to Dugan& Davis, about 2 years ago.  Since that time, he has been in failing health.  He leaves his widow.  Mr. KNAPP was prominent in the Masonic order, holding membership in the Milo Lodge, F& A M, Penn Yan Chapter, R.A.M. and Jerusalem Commandary Knights Templar. He was a past master of the Milo Lodge.  For several years he was a trustee of the Penn Yan Presbyterian church.  The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, from his late home on Benham street.  Rev. Nevin D. BARTHOLOMEW of the First Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial in Lakeview cemetery. 

SCUTT - In Milo, October 19, 1916, Mrs. Catherine SCUTT, of Wainsburg, PA, aged 52 years.  She was visiting her daughter, Mrs. William JUSTIN.  Besides the daughter, she leaves three sons, Howard, Glenn and Alan of Geneva; four sisters, Mrs. Charles CHRYSLER of Canandaigua; Mrs. Wesley CHRYSLER of Flint Creek; Mrs. Eugene CLEVELAND of Wainsburg, and Mrs. Mary PERRY of Rushville; seven brothers, Robert HALL of Canandaigua; William, Edward and Brainard HALL of Rushville; John and Seth HALL of Potter; and Edward, of Milo.

FRAISER - At Oakmont Sanitarium, Ontario County, Oct 21, 1916, Mrs. Earl FRAISER of Bellona, aged 22 years.  She leaves her husband, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd RIDER, and a sister, Mrs. Elmer LEWIS of Athens, Pa.  The funeral was held from the Presbyterian church in Bellona on Tuesday, Rev. T. Maxwell MORRISON, officiating.  Mrs. FRAISER has been a sufferer several years and loving friends did everything for her.

HAVENS - In Watkins, Oct 11, 1916, Franklin HAVENS, aged 69 years. He was born at Dresden, August 18, 1847, the son of Charles HAVENS and Hannah ELLSWORTH HAVENS.  When he was 4 years old, his family moved to Watkins, where Mr. HAVENS spent his boyhood days.  On July 27, 1869, he was untied in marriage to Miss Eliza DURLING, of Horseheads.   He is survived by his wife, a twin brother, Francis, of Rome and two sisters Mrs. Gilbert SPENCER and Alice HAVENS of Watkins.  

CHESBRO - At her home near Rushville, Oct 17, 1916, Mrs. Martha CHESBRO, aged 87 years.  She was born in the town of Potter, daughter of John and Olive Swarthout WINANTS.   About 60 years ago she was married to Henry CHESBRO, who died in 1903. She leaves a son, Henry; a daughter, Mrs. John COLE of Gorham; a nephew, George BLODGETT of Rushville; and a niece, R. A. MATHER, of Canandaigua. 

HOFFMAN - At his home in Fayette, October 24, 1916, Charles W. HOFFMAN aged 82 years.  He leaves a sister, Mrs. H. Z. BARDEN of Hall; a nephew, E. C. HOFFMAN, of Hall; a niece, Mrs. McGOWAN of Penn Yan.  The  funeral will be held today, Rev. T. Maxwell MORRISON, of the Bellona Presbyterian Church, officiating.  

COONS - In Naples, Oct 20, 1916, John P. COONS, aged 80 years. Mr. COONS was born in Penn Yan, May 1, 1837, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip COONS and went to Naples with his parents in 1840. He was a member of the Presbyterian church.  Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Will SIMMONS of Fair Haven.  

BROWN - In Dresden, October 20, 1916, Richard K. BROWN aged 74 years.  He leaves his widow, and a sister, Mrs. Rebecca GELDER.  Mr. BROWN had taken an active part in the affairs of the town of Torrey, having served as supervisor, justice of the peace and constable.  The funeral will be held Monday.  Burial in Auburn. 

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, NY   Feb 1, 1917               by: Pat Mims

Mrs. Sabra Lawrence Stark Dies at 97 Years--Descendant of Pioneer.

Penn Yan, Jan. 31--Mrs. Sabra LAWRENCE STARK, widow of Oliver STARK, died in her home on the corner of Clinton and Hamilton streets at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon.  She was born in this village on January 26, 1820, and so passed her 97th birthday last Friday.  She was believed to be the oldest person in Yates county.
Her husband was prominent in the affairs of the village.  At one time many years ago he owned and conducted a bank on the site where the Citizens Bank of Penn Yan now stands.  He built the family residence where Mrs. STARK died.  They moved into it in 1856 and ever since then it has been her home.
Mrs. STARK was known for years as a leading woman of the county.  Ever since her girlhood she has been a member of the Methodist Church.
The history of the LAWRENCE family to which Mrs. STARK belonged is an interesting one.  Her grandfather, John LAWRENCE, a Quaker, came here from New Bedford, while the country was a wilderness.  In July 1789,he bought a lot for 40 cents an acre and lived in a tent thereon until a log house could be erected.  He was well to do and prosperous.  His son, Meletiah LAWRENCE, Mrs. STARK's father, was born in 1774 and was interested with his father in many enterprises.  The family at one time owned lot 32in the town of Milo, which embraced nearly all that part of Penn Yan lying west of Jacob's brook.
She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Henry C. HERMANS of Binghamton, and two sons, Charles of Penn Yan and Federal S. of Brinson, Ga.  The son, Charles came here from Chicago seven years ago to assist in making comfortable his mother's last years.  He is a veteran of the Civil war and was believed to have been the only survivor of that war in Yates county who had a parent living.  Several present Penn Yan people are descendants of the STARK and LAWRENCE families.  The funeral will be held from the STARK homestead on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in Lake View cemetery.

Penn Yan Democrat       Friday    Apr 13, 1917      IN SURROGATE COURT         by  Dianne Thomas

Letters of administration de bonis non, were issued to Walter C. Kendall of Geneva, on the estate of his mother, Adeline Kendall, who died May 9th, 1906. A former administrator died, making it necessary to appoint another because the estate had not been entirely settled.

Will of  Lucy A. Reader, who died at Starkey, February12th, admitted to probate and letters testamentary issued to Emmett J. Gano and Charles S. Bell.  The estate consists of $12,000 realty and $15,000 personal property. The will provides that the estate be divided as follows: Emmett J. Gano, cousin, $3000 and sideboard; to Charles S. Bell, 2ndcousin, $3000; to Dr. H. M. Reader, Mrs. Pearl Reader Campbell,

Mrs. Katherine Reader Bulkey and Walter Reader, second cousins, $1,000; to Lyman French, $2,000; to Dundee Presbyterian church, $1,000, in trust and invested, income to be used for benefit of church; trustees of Methodist church, Starkey, $150 in trust, to be invested, proceeds to be used for work or other expenses of the family lot in cemetery of Starkey M. E. church; Mrs. Addle C. Gulick, $300; Celia Gulick I Rogers, $100; Bertha Miller Castle, piano and $300; Carrie G. Cutler, $300; Mrs. Bell McLeod. Buvinger, $300; Hattie Price, $100; Charles W. Spaulding, $100; Cora H. Swan, $100.All rest, residue and remainder to Mrs. Fannie Bell Spencer.

Will of Norman Johnson, who died in Dundee February 22d, admitted to probate. Estate consists of $5,300 personal property and $2,000 realty. Zina E. Tinsely is named as executor. To Emily Johnson is left the use of house and lot in Dundee, furniture and household goods connected there with, during her life. At her death, the house and lot and house furnishings are to go to a stepdaughter, Arde Tinsley, her heirs forever. At the death of wife, to Kehdrik E. Johnson, $1,000; to Zina E. Tinsley,$1,000. All rest, residue and remainder of estate is to go to Althea Tinsley and her heirs forever.

Letters of administration issued to Harry G. Spink on the $100 personal estate of his father, Gideon C. Spink, who died in Jerusalem on October 10; 1916. There was also $2,000 realty.

Will of Hattie J. Slitor, late of the town of Potter, admitted to probate. Letters testamentary issued to Guy T. Slitor.  Estate consists of$1,000 personal property and $4,000 realty. The will provides that debts and funeral expenses be paid and that Katharine Slitor be given the piano, automobile and library table; Morris Strobridge, a brother, be given horse named Judy, three-piece bedroom suite, with featherbed and bedding; Byron Oviatt be given horse, called Fritz; Elnora Strobridge be given china in pantry, marble top table and all books; all vases and bric-a-brac to Elnora Strobridge and Katharine Slitor; Ethel Strobridge, gold watch and chain, three quilts and seven solid silver teaspoons; balance of livestock and farming implements and tools to be sold and the proceeds applied upon indebtedness.

To Morris Strobridge, that portion of lands lying south of highway leading from Potter to Middlesex, containing about thirty acres of land; to D. P. Slitor, husband, all rest, residue and remainder of estate, personal and real.

Will of Abbie P. Chrisler, who died in Dundee, admitted to probate and letters testamentary issued to Nellie E Green, a niece, who was named executrix in the will. The estate consists of $1,300 personal property.

Toa stepson, Alvern R. Chrisler of Auburn, was left a sewing machine; to a brother, Harmon L. Sage, of Vassar, Michigan, a feather bed and pillows, and $100; to Norton A. Sag, a brother, of Caro, Mich., was left all of the furniture; a Grand-daughter, Hattie E. Green, was left a quilt and silver spoons; a sister Lizzie Naff, of Dundee, was left all wearing apparel; Nellie Green receives a card album and $100, and the balance goes to A. R. Chrisler.

Will of Emma C. Brown, who died in Penn Yan, last November, admitted to probate, letters testamentary being issued to Clara Dean. The estate which consists of $81.93, was left to the executrix. 

DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE   Rochester, Monroe Co, NY           June28, 1917             by Sylvia Olson

Penn Yan, June 27. - William J. MURPHY, of Scottsville, and Miss Theresa McGOFF of Jacob street, were married in St. Michael's Church, of Penn Yan, this morning, by Rev. George McCALL, of Livonia, cousin of the bridegroom. Rev. Father GOURMENGINGER, of Penn Yan, celebrated nuptial mass. Robert MURPHY, of Scottsville, brother of the bridegroom, was best man and Miss A. Louise McGOFF, sister of the bride, bridesmaid. The bride was gowned in white crepe de Chine and carried a white prayer book. The bridesmaid's gown was of white voile, with pink trimmings.  After the ceremony a reception was held for the bridal party and their immediate relatives at the home of the bride's parents.


Penn Yan, June 27. - Abram C. SHEARMAN, of this village, a well known retired farmer and for many years an official of the town of Milo, and Mrs. Byrd BARTO, formerly of Cincinnati, but for several years past of Penn Yan, were married yesterday afternoon at 4:30, by Rev. A. B. TEMPLE, of Hall, at his residence. They drove to Hall for the ceremony in company with Mr. and Mrs. John W. BEARD, of Milo, who were their sponsors. Mr. and Mrs. SHEARMAN will live at the SHEARMAN residence in Liberty street.


Obituary -Stuart G. NEWBY
Penn Yan, June 27. - Stuart G. NEWBY, 28 years old, died yesterday afternoon at his home in Wagener street from blood poisoning, caused by the removal by a barber in Sheffield, Pa., where he has been working for the past three months, of a .... (didn't get rest of article).

GENEVA DAILY TIMES, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1918                by  Dianne Thomas


Penn Yan, Feb. Dr. James C. Wightman, nearly 89 years old, died yesterday afternoon at his home in

Branchport on the sixty-first anniversary of his marriage. He came to Branchport in 1877 and began the practice of medicine. For over half a century he was the leading physician of that section of the country and was known by every man, woman and child, for miles around. About 10 years ago he retired from active practice.

He was a unique and interesting personage and a scholar of wide attainments. He was master of the ancient Hebrew and several modern languages and dialects. He was a profound student of history and to his last days, with an intensively active and keen mind, kept up his studies on many and widely different subjects.

Dr. Wightman was the owner of the well known Red Jacket Farm, one of the show places around Keuka Lake which all visitors are shown in the course of a ride around the lake. The Indian traditions of the locality had been carefully traced by Dr. Wightman and he had in his house the skeleton of an Indian which he claimed was the bones of the famous chief. Red Jacket, well known to lovers of Indian history in these parts. 

He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Edwin B, Evans, with whose family he lived. The funeral will be held from his home, Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock, the burial will be in the Bitley Cemetery. 

YATES COUNTY BOYS WHO LEAVE MONDAY   (Military)                                               

Thirty-nine Are Notified to Report, for a Ride to Camp Devens 

Penn Yan, Feb. 21 - Last night the local exemption board sent out notices to the39 young men of this county notifying them they would leave here Monday morning on the New York Central Railroad for Camp Devens, Mass. This is the last of the first quota from Yates county.

Of the number Fred Roese, a local Jeweler, is sick with pleurisy, and it is probable cannot leave. However, there will not be a substitute sent in his place, as there has been in previous drafts.

The men called are as follows:

Claude R. Mann, Penn Yan; Homer Dunn, Benton; Chris M. Poulsen, Penn Yan; James D. Lazenby, Benton; Amos Bagley, Potter; Albert C. Jay, Italy; Frank Ellerington Middlesex; Frank C. Rector, Middlesex; Harry S. Hart, Potter; Karl R. Olmstead, Potter; Ansel M. Hurt, Jerusalem; Frank L. Woodhouse, Jerusalem; William Sprague, Jerusalem; Willard H. Kelsey, Benton; Clarence H, Pedley, Starkey; Lavern K. Perry, Potter; Fred Roese, Penn Yan; William Calhoun, Jerusalem; Chris II Jensen, Benton: H. Lester Chisholm, Penn Yan: George Edkin, Milo: L. Robert Pool, Benton; Emory Potter, Jerusalem; Ernest E. Kessler, Benton; Stanley B. Dennis, Starkey; John N. Jensen, Torrey; William A. Clawson, Middlesex; Carl J. Slutter, Jerusalem; John H. Gilbert, Starkey; Milton W. Shepard, Italy; Dorpheus C. Sawyer, Benton; John I. Goodspeed, Penn Yan;  W Alexius Markey, Penn Yan; Percy W. Carls, Starkey; Stuart G. Reed, Benton; Edmund ChadwickStarkey; Charles B. Cady, Barrington; Lynn O. Blood, Penn Yan; Walter J. Cole, Middlesex. 

Geneva Daily Times         Thursday              Feb 28, 1918     by:  Dianne Thomas

Penn Yan Briefs Penn Yan, Feb 28 - 

BLUFF POINT SEEKS JUVENILE NOTORIETY - Has A Girl of 13 Years Who Shows Remarkable Proficiency in School. 

 Penn Yan, Feb 28 - Bluff Point, five miles from here, claims the honor of being the home of a girl whose precocity in school work deserves mention.  She is Hazel McDERMOTT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George McDERMOTT.  Although not yet quite 13 years old, she is in the junior class in the high school department of Penn Yan Academy, and has been on the honor roll with the best of the older pupils every month this school year.  She started in the high school when 10 years old, and with remarkable health and good luck will be graduated and ready for a college course when just past 14.  


IN SURROGATES COURT - Penn Yan, Feb 28 - 

ROBINSON - CONLEY -Penn Yan, Feb 28 - Miss Frances Alvira CONLEY, dau of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe CONLEY, of Jerusalem and Guy ROBINSON, adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank KEECH, of the same town, were married Monday afternoon, by Rev. Philip CULVER, at his home in Penn Yan.  They were attended by Miss Leola HUNT and Bertha NEWTON.  

House and Barn Burn - Penn Yan, Feb 28 - The house and barn of Ira LOUNSBERRY near Grove Springs, were discovered by the owner to be on fire in the night, having no telephone, no assistance could be summoned and the neighbors knew nothing of the loss until morning.  The horses and cattle and a few household effects were saved.  

Miss Carrie E. CROSBY - Penn Yan, Feb 28 - Miss Carrie E. CROSBY, aged44, died yesterday at her home at Crosby, following a short illness. The funeral will be held Saturday at 1 o'clock, Rev. HEMMINGWAY officiating and burial in Lake View.

Penn Yan Democrat Friday   May 17, 1918   by:  Dianne Thomas

TAKEN TO WILLARD - Charles LEWIS, of Branchport, became violently insane last week Wednesday, and after an examination by Drs. COSTELLO and SCHERER and a commission, he was taken to the Willard State Hospital.  Mr. LEWIS had been working in the Kennedy and there are those who believe that the paint fumes, added to a nervous breakdown, had to do with his condition. --- Chronicle


MANEY - TIERNEY  - Married at St. Michaels' Church, Tuesday, May 14, 1918, Daniel H. MANEY and Miss Catherine Louise TIERNEY.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Bernard W. GOMMENGINGER, the pastor.  The bride was attended by Miss Julia MANEY, sister of the groom, and the bridegroom's attendant was Thomas TIERNEY, brother of the bride.  The bride wore a blue traveling suit with white hat and carried a bouquet of roses and sweet peas.  The bridesmaid was attired in a plum colored dress, and carried a bouquet similar to the bride's.  Mr. and Mrs. MANEY will reside at 107 Hamilton street, Penn Yan.

DEATHS:  MARTIN - At Friend, May 9, 1918, Lois, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William MARTIN, aged 9 months.  Burial in Lakeview cemetery, Penn Yan.  Besides her parents and five older brothers and sisters, she leaves her little twin sister, Louise.  

FENTON - At Renova, Pa., May 10, 1918, Charles E. FENTON, aged 27years.  He conducted a furniture repair shop in Maiden Lane, Penn Yan, until a few months ago, when he moved to Sunbury, Pa. to work as a brakeman for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company.  Last Friday, he fell from a box car and was killed.  He leaves his wife and 4 year old daughter; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William FENTON of Pennsylvania; two brothers, Lewis, of Penn Yan and Earnest of Hornell.  The funeral was held Monday afternoon from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Emory B. E. DECKER, parents of Mrs. FENTON.

SEIDELL - In Potter, May 3, 1918, Michael SEIDELL, aged 81.  He was born in Alsace, Germany, coming to America when he was 17 years old and as since has resided in the town of Potter. In 1866 he was united in marriage with Miss Sarah WETTLING, of Potter, who died ten years ago.  Of their six children, four are living, Charles SEIDELL of Rochester; William SEIDELL of Rushville; Mrs. Carrie LAFLER of Potter, and Mrs. SCHWEICKHARD of Rushville.  He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Lena BAUER, of Geneva and two brothers, Henry SEIDELL of East Geneva, and Fred SEIDELL of Voak.  He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred SCHWEICKHARD.  

ROOD - In Benton, May 8, 1918, Sarah L. ROOD, widow of the late Henry S. ROOD, aged 81 years.  Burial in Lakeview cemetery.

The Telegram    Friday    May 19,  1918                  by:  Dianne Thomas

DRAFTS -  A few days ago the Yates county draft board received notification that this county will be called on for approximately 37 men for the national army, between the 25th and 30th of May.  The list of those who will be sent will not be made up until more definite information is received, but the next 50 names in Class 1, from which they will be taken, are as follows:  Raymond B. TWILLGER, Penn Yan; Albert A. MOSIER, Middlesex; John N. WHITAKER, Penn Yan; Hixson A. KNIGHT, Middlesex; William B. WELCH, Penn Yan; Axel MIKLESON, Penn Yan; Joseph P. CRAUGH, Penn Yan; Leon H. SMITH, Penn Yan; Francis P. REILLY, Penn Yan; Neils J. NIELSON, Penn Yan; Clarence L. McPHERSON, Jerusalem; Otto C. MILLER., Torrey; Warner E. BUSH, Penn Yan;  Burnett D. THOMAS, Potter; Orval RIBBLE, Potter; Arthur L. SHUTTS, Penn Yan; Francis L. FLYNN, Milo; Ivor J. PROSSER, Jerusalem; Seymour B. HARRIS, Starkey; Fred C. HOAGLAND, Starkey; D. Gordon CONRAD, Milo; J. Edward REILLY, Penn Yan; John A. GRIFFITHS, Penn Yan; Henry J. GREENFIELD, Penn Yan; George D. WOOD Jr., Penn Yan; Bernard M. NOBAN, Penn Yan; George W. EXCELL, Benton; William W. WHEAT, Starkey; John J. MEEKER, Penn Yan; Bennett H. JENSEN, Torrey; Adrian E. OVENS, Barrington; Harry A. HUTTON, Penn Yan; Pietro MANGIPINTO, Potter; Francis R. COUGEVAN, Penn Yan; Raymond RUGG, Starkey; James B. BUTLER, Penn Yan; Leon J. NORRIS, Penn Yan; Jens C. OLSEN, Benton; John E. TEARS, Benton; Fred OSTERHOUT, Penn Yan; Phillip J. RILLING, Penn Yan; Martin H. BUTLER, Jerusalem; Elijah B. DENSE, Penn Yan; Karl O.H. NEILSON, Benton; James HAGUE, Penn Yan; Byron D. WHITBECK, Penn Yan; Bradley M. FOSTER, Starkey; Luigi A.M. BATTISA, Starkey; Charles  MASHEWSKE, Torrey; Emmett C. PAYNE, Penn Yan; Ross M. CONLEY, Benton; Robert C. BRISDEN, Starkey.

Penn Yan Democrat Friday    October 4, 1918              by:  Dianne Thomas

MARRIED - On September 25,at high noon in the Lutheran church of East Potter, occurred the marriage of Lucy Elizabeth, dau of Rev. and Mrs. Archibald REISSIG, to the Rev. Archibald SCHNECK, of Philadelphia.  The ceremony was performed by the bride's father, assisted by Rev. C. BRANN, pastor of the church.  Miss Florence LEE was bride's maid and Mr. Frederick E. REISSIG, best man. Mrs. Albert HEY played the wedding march. The church and house were beautifully decorated with autumn leaves and potted plants.  After the ceremony, dinner was served at the bride's home, to the immediate friends of the family, covers, being laid for twenty two.  After a trip to Gettysburg and Washington, Rev. and Mrs. SCHNECK will reside in Philadelphia where the groom is pastor of a large congregation.  A prenuptial dinner was given in honor of the bride by Mrs. Albert HEY.

EARLY COURT REPORTER - Frank H. HARRIS, was born in Potter, Nov 14, 1841 and died at the Willard State Hospital, September 22, 1918. For many years his home was in Canandaigua, and he was a court reporter.  The Times, of that City said last week:" His first actual reporting was done at the instance of the late Francis GRANGER and Nathan J. MILIKEN, when he reported speeches that were made in Canandaigua shortly after the outbreak of the Civil War.  As stenography was practically a new art at that time, his ability attracted public attention and a little later he was engaged to report important legal proceedings. From that time on his services were in frequent demand and on the enactment of anew law providing for stenographers in Supreme Court he was appointed to such a position in October 1863, by the late Judge Henry WELLES of Penn Yan.  He continued to act as court reporter for 30 years, visiting in that capacity nearly every county seat in Western New York.  He also reported for a number of legislative investigations.  In this long service he said recently, he never stopped a speaker nor had the accuracy of his minutes questioned. " In 1872, Mr. HARRIS was severely injured in a railroad collision near Pittsford and it is thought that this was primarily the cause of his mental trouble that developed about 20 years ago.  

LAURA CREGO GRAHAM - Laura Crego GRAHAM, wife of William GRAHAM, of Italy, died at the Geneva hospital on September 26, 1918, aged 59 years.  Her funeral was held at the Italy M. E. church, September 29, at1 p.m., Elder M. VAIL, of Waverly, preaching the funeral sermon.  Besides the husband, William GRAHAM, she leaves one son, William Riker, of Norwich, NY, an aged mother, Mrs. Amanda CREGO and family, of Geneva; a niece, Vera MILLER; and three stepsons, Lorimer GRAHAM of Michigan, Vern FOX of Italy, Emmett FOX of Jacksonville, Florida; and a step daughter, Mrs. Warner WILLIAMS of Branchport.  

Mrs. GRAHAM will be sadly missed in the home where she has been a devoted wife, a patient and loving daughter to her invalid mother, and taken the place of mother to an orphaned niece.  In another family when she at one time took a mother's place she will be just as sincerely mourned.  

Mrs. GRAHAM had always taken an active part in church work, ready and willing to give her time and strength in any way that would be a help, both in the church and the town where she lived.  Those only that lived with and near her know of her many loving qualities; her sympathy, her patience, and her willingness to do far beyond her strength for those depending on her.  

What better tribute than this, from one of her children:  "She was not a step-mother; she was my mother."  

Penn Yan Democrat, Penn Yan, NY  Friday      Jan 31, 1919         by: Dianne Thomas  

Benton Center  Vital Statistics for 1918


Jan 18,to George W. & Bothilda CLARK, daughter

Feb 15,to Albert Nels & Jensina PETERSEN, son

Mar 3, to Garfield & Alice TURNER, daughter

Mar 25,to Christian M. & Clara NIELSEN, son

Apr 1, to Charles C. & Bertha WILD, son

Apr 13,to Lawrence & Ida CHRISTENSEN, son

Apr 30,to Silsby & Caroline GILBERT, son

May 7, to Herbert & Emma MASSCHEWSKE, son

May 12,to Homer L. & Julia B. PELTON, son

June 2,to Fred & Helena ELLING, son 

June 13,to Wm. Richard & Ellen May LATHROP,daughter 

June 17,to Soren & Agnes LARSEN, son

June 29,to Stuart E. & Ruth ALLEN, son

July 15,to Thomas E. & Mary H. MURPHY, daughter 

July 17,to Jerry & Catherine WALD, daughter

July 22,to Oscar & Alice LACEY, daughter

Aug 3, to George E. & Alice M. HAVENS, daughter

Aug 8, to Mark J. & Clara BURTON, son

Aug 31,to Mandel & Edna PITCHER, son 

Sept 17,to Elmer B. & Marjorie FULLER, daughter

Oct 10,to Harry K. & Alice LONG, son

Oct 17,to Christian & Laura HANSEN, son

Oct 27,to Jens & Dagmar CHRISTENSEN, son 

Nov 3, to Calvin & Ada LIPPINCOTT, son 

Nov 9, to Alvin O. & Jennie ROLF, son 

Nov 29,to Edward & Laura SMITH, daughter




Jan 14, Eugene SCUTT of Milo and Lena OSTRANDER of Benton

Feb 9, William J. McFETRIDGE and Alura LONG, both of Benton

Feb 28, Leonard W. LAMBERT and Mamie SCOTT, both of Benton

June 20, Kenneth C. BEATTIE and Laura M. TURNER, both of Benton

June 26,Calvin L. LIPPINCOTT and Ada C. JOHNSON, both of Benton

Aug 27, Miles B. TEARS and Florence A. ELLIS, both of Benton

Nov 6, John A. KENYON , of Dundee and Ruth L. SCHWEICKHARD, of Benton

Nov 7, Stephen B. WHITAKER, of Torrey and Helen J. WHITAKER, of Benton

Nov 21, Fletcher B. DEAN, of Stanley and Melissa SMITH, of Benton




Jan 6,Loviana THAYER, 65y,7m

Jan 27, Verna Georgana VOAK, 29y

Feb 24, Sarah Elizabeth LOREE, 19y

Mar 2, Emma KETCHAM, 5y

Mar 16,Henry Orten HARRIS, 71y,7m

Mar 26, Clara Nora NIELSEN, 24y,7m

Mar 27, MaryAnn TILLIS, 88y,1m

Apr 3, Harold Otto JENSEN, 11y

May 7, Albert Neil PETERSON,2m

May 22, Pauline Louise NAGELDINGER, 14y

May 27, James Daniel HATCH, 76y,10m

May 31, Patrick CULHANE, 90y

June 3, Martha Jane BABBITT, 77y,4m

June 14, Catherine C. ALLEN, 79y,3m

June 14, Mary A. PALMATIER, 57y,8m

June 22, John E. LEWIS, 82y,4m,

July 9, Donald J. CORCORAN, 1y

July 24, Daniel K. POWERS, 78y,7m

Aug 4, Winifred BUCKLEY, 73y

Sept 15, Mildred L. HURRIN, 3y,10m

Sept 17, Maraine LARSEN, 85y,10m

Oct 2, Sophia B. DEAN, 86y,6m

Oct 22, Alice Fiero LONG, 32y,8m

Oct 24, Helen A. SLOAN, 82y,6m

Oct 25, Geo. Clifford LONG 2y,2m

Nov 17, Alexander KILPATRICK, 85y

Nov 25, Alice E. PUTNAM, 23y,11m

Dec 19, Isabel E. PORTER, 25y,8m

Dec 20, Mary KENNERSON, 58y,4m

Dec 23, Susan H. BUSH, 71y,7m

Dec 27, Eleanor P. DINEHART, 69y,5m

Penn Yan Democrat, Penn Yan, NY  Friday      Feb 27, 1920         by:  Dianne Thomas  


MAHAN- To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas MAHAN of Penn Yan, Feb 9,1920, a son.

WHEAT- In Middlesex, to Mr. and Mrs. Ward WHEAT, a son.  

WHEATLEY- To Rev. and Mrs. W. H. WHEATLEY of Penn Yan, Feb24, 1920, a son. 



BYRNE - In Penn Yan, Feb. 19, 1920, Mrs. Annie Gavin BYRNE, aged 72 years.  Death was very sudden.  She had been engaged in dressmaking and while her assistant was out of the house, Mrs. BYRNE was stricken with apoplexy and was found on the floor unconscious. She was born in Ireland, came to Penn Yan when a young girl and has ever since lived here.   She leaves one brother, Martin GAVIN of Penn Yan, and five sisters, Miss Mary GAVIN, Mrs. John REILLY, Mrs. James HAPLIN, and Miss Kate GAVIN of Penn Yan and Mrs. Patrick McELLIGOTT of Rochester. She always had a smile and a pleasant word for all and was universally known and liked.  She was the widow of the late Patrick BYRNE, of Penn Yan.  The funeral was held Monday morning from the home on Liberty street and St. Michael's Church.  A solemn mass of requiem was celebrated by Monsignor Joseph W. HENDRECK, of Geneva; Rev. Father MASSETH, of Stanley and Rev. B. W. GOMMENGINGER.  Burial in St. Michael's cemetery.  

CASTNER - In Penn Yan, Feb 18, 1920, Mrs. Mary Eliza CASTNER, widow of the late George R. CASTNER, aged 81years.  She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Fred L. ROGERS of Penn Yan and Mrs. F. J. MANRO of Auburn; and three sons, H. Seymour CASTNER of Cleveland, O.; Edgar B. CASTER of Barrington; and Earnest D. of Penn Yan.  The funeral was held Saturday afternoon, Rev. C. K. IMBRIE, of the Penn Yan Presbyterian church, officiated. Burial in Dresden.  

CHRISTENSEN -At Hall, Feb. 20, 1920, Mrs. Katherine Marie CHRISTENSEN, widow of the late Christopher CHRISTENSEN, aged 78years.  She died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John E. JENSEN, near Hall.  She was born in Denmark and came to this country 22 years ago and has since resided in this neighborhood.  She is survived by nine children, Mrs. Andrey NEILSON, of Milo; Mrs. John E. JENSEN, of Hall; Chris CHRISTENSEN of Hall; Mrs. Carl JENSEN of Benton; Mrs. Lars ANDERSON, of Benton; Mrs. Peter ANDERSON of Hall; Thomas CHRISTENSEN of Flint; John T. CHRISTENSEN of Bellona; and Mrs. Martin JORGENSEN, of Stanley.  The funeral was held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Peter ANDERSON.  Burial in Lakeview cemetery

CRANE - At Oroville, California.  Feb 15, 1920,  Noe B. CRANE, aged 76 years.  He was born in Milo on the Gilbert Baker homestead farm.  He went west about 60 years ago.  

CROFOOT - At Italy Hill, Feb 15, 1920, George CROFOOT.  He leaves two sons, Charles and Jasper CROFOOT.

CHISHOLM - In Benton, Feb 25, 1920, Mrs. Mary Jane CHISHOLM, aged 83 years.  She leaves one son, Charles E. of Benton, and a brother, Charles PECKINS of Plattsburgh.  The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 1o'clock.  

FUNKE - In Penn Yan, Feb 22, 1920, Mrs. William FUNKE, aged 42 years.  She leaves her husband, a son, Henry and her mother, Mrs. Edward TOMER of Pultney. The funeral was held on Wednesday.  Burial in Lakeview cemetery[1920 census - mother's name was Rhoda]

HORTON - IN Benton, Feb 26, 1920, Guy L. HORTON, aged 38years.  He had been ill two weeks with influenza, when pneumonia developed.  He lived on the Ella SMITH farm.  He leaves his wife and two children, John, aged 16 and Rachel aged 11 years; four sisters, Mrs. Anna PERRY of Branchport; Miss Elizabeth HORTON of Benton; Mrs. Hannah WELLS of Penn Yan; and Mrs. Augusta HORTON of  Dresden.

ROSE MARIE JENSEN- The body of Rose Marie JENSEN, who died of pneumonia on Wednesday at her home in Penn Yan, was brought here this morning and now lies in the Hope Memorial Chapel, awaiting the arrival of her parents, both of whom are ill.  The funeral arrangements have not yet been made.  Mrs. Eadie JENSEN, the mother of Rose Marie, was formerly Miss Ella NIELSON, of this city, a sister of Mrs. O. J. LOFGREN, of West Pultney street, who recently lost her little girl.   [Corning Leader (Feb 20) issue.]

KNAPP - In Dresden, Feb 21, 1920, Mrs. [Diantha] William KNAPP, aged 78 years.  She leaves her husband and a daughter, Miss Lois KNAPP. 

LEONARD -In Milo, Feb 21, 1920, Barryman LEONARD, aged 57 years. He died at the home of John BEARD.  He came here from Breesport.  The body was taken to the undertaking rooms of Thayer & Waldo, and his relatives were notified of his death.  The cause of death was pneumonia.

LEONARD - In Milo, Feb 24, 1920, Benjamin LEONARD, aged 52 years.  He died on the Frank SWARTHOUT place. A brother [Barryman] died in Milo last Saturday, and a double funeral was held from Thayer & Waldo's undertaking parlors, on Jacob street, yesterday afternoon, Rev. H. K. CONRAD of the Second Milo Baptist church. Burial in Lakeview cemetery.  

PARMELEE - In Jerusalem, February 22, 1920, Mrs. Sidney Tobey PARMELEE, aged 36y years.  She was the widow of William PARMELEE who died February 3rd, of influenza.  Mrs. PARMELEE was ill when her husband died; her father, Roy TOBEY, who lived with them, was ill; and a daughter, Grace PARMELEE, a high school student, while assisting in the care of the family became inoculated with some form of poison, through a cut on her hand,and has since been in critical condition.  Pneumonia was the cause of Mrs. PARMELEE's death.  The funeral was held on Tuesday.  Burial in Lakeview cemetery.  Besides her father and daughter, she leaves a brother, Oliver TOBEY of Niagara Falls; and a sister, Olive, who lives in California.  

ROMAYNE - In Penn Yan, Feb. 20, 1920, Mrs. Mary Alice ROMAYNE, aged 61 years.   She was born in Benton and has always lived in or near Penn Yan.  She leaves her husband, George H. ROMAYNE; one daughter, Una D. ROMAYNE of Rochester; one son. Prof. Harry C. ROMAYNE, of Elmira; and four sisters, Mrs. Irena HOLMES, of Penn Yan; Mrs. Willard N. NEWBY, of Penn Yan; Mrs. Eva NEWBY of Benton and Mrs. Nettie ANDREWS of Canada.  The funeral was held Monday afternoon from the home on Liberty St., Rev. L. S. BOND, officiating.  Burial in Lakeview cemetery.  

Geneva Daily Times         Thursday         September 16, 1920     by:  Dianne Thomas   

Admit Wills to Probate � Letters are Granted on a Number of Estates in Penn Yan Court - Penn Yan. Sept.- 16 - Surrogate Court 

       Gilbert H, Baker of Yates county has parsed on the following estates:  Letters of administration have been issued to Eva I. Hunt and Bertha Hunt Goodrich on the estate of  Wm. Hunt who died in the town of Jerusalem on August 21st. The estate consists of $82, 500 personal and $15,500 of reality.  The heirs are the administrators and Cora Bunt Brooks.

       In the matter of the estate of Mary M. Robeson, who died at her home in the town of Potter, February 17th, 1911, letters of administration were granted to J. Conley and Ida Lord. The value of the estate is $500.

       Letters of administration were granted to Ella A. Robinson on the $1,000 personal estate of her husband, Romain Robinson, late of Dundee. The administrators are Lela Goble, Flora Rapalee and Jennie Price.

       In the estate of William H. Snyder, who died in Rushville June 24th, letters of administration were issued to Florence M. Savage, widow.  The estate consists of $1,000 of personal property.

       Letters of administration were issued to Lida B. Cole, on the $3,500 personal estate of her husband, George H. Cole, who died in Jerusalem, August 14th. The heirs at law are the widow and two sons, Clinton B. and H. Kenneth.

       The will of Michael L. Flynn, of the town of Milo, has been admitted to probate, and letters testamentary were issued to Frances L. Flynn. The decedent left an estate  consisting of $1,000 personal and $3,000 reality. After the payment of debts and funeral expenses the will provides, that $1,600 be given to a sister, Mate E. Sears; that the sum of $ 1, 750 is to be equally divided between Henry, Ira and Edson Van Liew, Ella Hansen and Elmer Shafer.  To the trustees of the Tyrone Methodist Episcopal Church the sum of $500 is given, to be invested and the income to be used towards the payment of the pastor�s salary, and in case that the church should  at any time he dissolved the said sum is to go to the permanent fund for super annuated ministers of the Methodist Church. All household effects and furniture are left to Mate E. Sears, also one-half of the residue of the estate, the other half is to go to nieces and nephews.

       Caroline J. Barnes died at her home the town of Benton an estate at the time of her death, September 20th, of $4.000 realty and $300 of personal property and the will had been admitted to probate with  Bertha M. Johnson qualifying as the executrix, and the sole legatee of the will.

       Letters of administration were issued to Aville Pelton on the $150 personal estate of her sister, Ellen Race, who died May 28th. The administrator is the sole heir of the state.

       Letters of Guardianship were issued to Augusta E. Wyman, on the $750 personal of Emily Lucille Wyman, a minor. 

Penn Yan Democrat, Penn Yan, NY  Friday      December 10,1920         by:  Dianne Thomas 

DRESDEN - Born to Mr. and Mrs. Bert ENOS, in Torrey, on Sunday, November 28, 1920, a son, Robert E.  Mrs.  ENOS is suffering an attack of scarlet fever.  

DOBBINS - HAYES -The marriage of Miss Olive F. HAYES, daughter of Mrs. Mary HAYES, to Mr. Thomas P. DOBBINS of Depew, NY was solemnized this morning at 9 o'clock in St. Joseph cathedral, the Rev. F. C. DOBBINS of Pavilion, NY, uncle of the groom, officiating. The bride wore a gown of embroidered dutchess satin, trimmed with Venetian lace, a black panne poke shaped hat, trimmed with bird of paradise and carried white roses with a shower of sweetheart roses.  She was attended by Miss Florence COWLEY, who was gowned in rose taffeta, a hat of black panne velvet, trimmed with ostrich tips and carried pink roses. Mr. George REILLEY was the best man and the ushers were Mr. Joseph C. ENGLISH, of Depew and Mr. Thomas SHALLOE of Buffalo.  The ceremony was followed by a wedding breakfast at the Hotel Iroquois for 30 guests.  Among those from out of two were: The Rev. J. C. DOBBINS of Pavillion, NY; Mr. and Mrs. Walter LAMPHIER, of Detroit; Mrs. Olive DIBBLE of Rochester; Miss Julia MALONEY, of Batavia.  Mr. and Mrs. DOBBINS are taking a trip to New York and Philadelphia and will be at home after January 1, at 435 East Utica street.

A PECULIAR ACCIDENT - Last week Thursday, a peculiar accident happened in Torrey.  A man by the name of HOOPER, who is employed by Nelson HANSEN, on what is known as the DOX farm, was on his way back to the farm from Penn Yan, driving a team that was attached to a lumber wagon.  At Nigger Hill he was hailed by a colored woman, who asked him to take her trunk and satchel to the railroad station, at Dresden.  While he was putting the trunk and satchel on the wagon, Mr. HANSEN came along in his automobile returning from Penn Yan and he told the hired man that he would go to the station and wait there to help him unload the trunk.  He took the colored lady along.  She was going back to Tennessee, after a visit of ten days with her sister-in-law.

Mr. HANSEN waited some time at the station, but the hired man failed to arrive with the baggage.  He then started back to investigate.  At the side of the road, near the KALORAMA farm, Mr. HANSEN discovered a lumber wagon, and one horse.  He and the hired man went to the same house for help. Then the party started back to find the horse untangled and was not hurt,.... the remainder of the outfit..  The baggage was found in the highway and taken to a farm house.  The other horse was found perched on the radiator of Claude NORMAN'S automobile.  

It seems that a trace came loose as Mr. HOOPER was going down Nigger Hill and the wagon pole dropped down.  Mr. HOOPER got out to fix things.  Mr. NORMAN was coming along with his automobile and the machine struck one of the horses with sufficient force to throw it up in the air. When the animal came down, it landed straddle of the front of the automobile and tumbled backwards through the windshield, pinning the driver and his boys on the front seat. Two women were riding on the back seat. No one seems to have been hurt much. The horse was taken to a barn and a veterinary summoned .  It was badly cut, and soon died.

While all of this was transpiring, the "Auntie" at the station was demanding that somebody bring her trunk and satchel, but they were delayed until after the train left.

The visit of the old colored lady was a culmination of a Civil war romance.  She was born in slavery.  After the war, she married Sidney BABCOCK.  He soon came north and became a resident of Torrey.  He lived there many years previous to his death.  The bride he left in Tennessee so many years ago, came here last month to look up her husband's estate. It was her first trip north and she was glad to get started back to the land of the cotton fields and pick a ninnies.  

Penn Yan Democrat, Penn Yan, NY  Friday      December 17,1920         by:  Dianne Thomas  

BAUDER - In Potter, December 15, 1920, Matilda BAUDER, aged 78. Death resulted from apoplexy.  She leaves a daughter, Mrs. William ROLF, with whom she lived, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be held Friday afternoon.  Burial in Dundee. Rev. EBERLY will officiate the funeral.

ENOS - In Torrey, December 8, 1920, Mrs. Bert ENOS, aged 25years.  She was born November 14, 1895 and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob MASHEWSKE.  She had lived in Benton since 1914, when she became the wife of Bert S. ENOS.  There are two children, Dorthea and Robert Elwin.  Besides her parents, six brothers are living, Harry of Elmira; Charles, Jacob, Fred, George and Glen of Torrey.  Burial in Bellona.

GOLDSMITH - In Benton, December 7, 1920, Brewster C. GOLDSMITH, aged 70.  He was born in Chemung county where he grew to manhood. About 45years ago he came to Yates county and soon afterwards was united in marriage to Miss Ellen WARNER, whose death occurred 5 years ago.  To them were born three children, Lena, who died in early childhood; Burton who died 28 years ago and Miss (or Mrs?) Allie KIPP, who with three grandchildren, survive him; Frank GOLDSMITH, who served with the United States Marines in France, and Frances and Harry KIPP.  Burial in Lakeview cemetery.  

GRAHAM - In Minneapolis,  Nov 25, 1920, Agnes A. GRAHAM, wife of Robert H. GRAHAM, of Penn Yan.  Burial in Minneapolis.

GRAHAM - In Italy, December 8, 1920, William GRAHAM, aged 67 years.

LEE - In Barrington, December 11, 1920, Miss Jessie R. LEE, aged 55years.  She died at the home of her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel I. THAYER, where she has lived for the past seven years, coming here from Jeffersonville, Ind.   The remains were taken there for burial.  

WHEELER - At Cinefuegos, Cuba, Elizabeth, wife of Victor W. WHEELER, formerly of Penn Yan.  She leaves her husband, an infant daughter and four brothers in Rochester. 

WIGDEN - At the Bath hospital, December 12, 1920, Henry WIGDEN, aged 72years. He leaves three brothers, George and Jehiel, of Prattsburg and David of Penn Yan; and two sisters, Mrs. Robert CARTER of Bath, and Mrs. Josephine CARTER of Philadelphia.  Burial at Cohocton.

Penn Yan Democrat,     Friday  August 19, 1921       contributed by M. Kelly (deceased)

The residence of Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Paddock was the scene of a happy gathering on Saturday when the Andrews family met for a reunion. Forty relatives and friends sat down to a bountiful dinner, which was served under the spreading boughs of the huge trees which adorn the lawn. After ample justice had been done to the good things provided, it was voted to form a permanent organization. John R. Andrews, of Branchport, was elected president, and Edward Gibbon, of Pulteney, secretary and treasurer. An invitation from the president to meet at his home in Branchport on the second Saturday in August 1922, was unanimously accepted. Friends were present from Syracuse, Prattsburg, Branchport, Pulteney, Italy Hill, and Penn Yan.

Penn Yan Democrat,     Friday  August 26, 1921       by:  Dianne Thomas  

BAIN - The community was shocked on Monday afternoon to learn of the death of Martin E. BAIN.  Mr. BAIN was not in very robust health but was apparently as well as usual on that day.  He went to the garage after dinner to get his car in readiness for a drive, and his wife, going out a little later, found him lying on the floor, dead.  Death was caused by a stroke of apoplexy. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eliza BAIN, one brother, Andrew BAIN of Canandaigua, and three nephews, Nelson and Harry BAIN of Geneva and Abram BAIN of Michigan, and one niece, Mrs. Theodore CARSON of Canandaigua.  The funeral was held from his late home Thursday afternoon, Rev. W. C. CHAMBERLAIN, pastor of the church, officiating.  Interment in Lakeview cemetery, Penn Yan. 

HULL - The news of the death by drowning of Robert HULL brought sadness to this place.  Although he was but a boy when his father, Rev. E. C. HULL, was pastor of the Presbyterian church in this place, everybody who knew him, liked him.  

NORMAN - Zimri NORMAN made his appearance in town one night last week, coming across the lake in a rowboat.  A young man accompanied him.  They were here but a short time.  

WILSON - John R. WILSON died Saturday afternoon, August 20, 1921, aged 87 years, 8 months.  Mr. WILSON was born on the farm where he spent all of his life, except the 16years he had resided in Gorham.  He is survived by three nephews and one niece.  The funeral services were held from his late home yesterday afternoon, at 2 o'clock.  David C. MOODY, supply pastor of the Presbyterian church, of which he was a member, officiated.  The grand nephews acted as pallbearers, namely ,Joseph HUTCHINS, William, Henry and Harry HARTSELL.  Interment in Gorham Cemetery. 

Penn Yan Democrat      Friday     March 10, 1922     by:  Dianne Thomas

HIMROD - Mrs. Hazel Miller LUNDGARD, died at Geneva Hospital Thursday afternoon, March 9, 1922, aged 18 years.  She became the bride of Peter LUNDGARD in December 1921.  Sympathy is extended to the bereaved husband, her parents, and brothers and sisters. The remains were brought to her late home Thursday night.  Undertaker DEWEY was called to Geneva to take charge.  



Geneva Daily Times,  Tuesday,   Jan 3 1933   contributed by Dianne Thomas

FENTON - BLAUVELT Wedding Yesterday - Penn Yan, Jan 3 - Lawrence FENTON, son of Claude FENTON, and Miss Anna Louise BLAUVELT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt BLAUVELT, all of this village, were married Monday, Jan. 2nd, at the Methodist parsonage by Rev. William M. HYDON, pastor of the church.  They were attended by Ellen M. DAVEY of Dresden and Clarence D. BLAUVELT, a brother of the bride.  The couple will reside in Penn Yan on their return from a short wedding trip. 

Clarence C. CONLEY - Penn Yan, Jan 3 - Clarence C. CONLEY, 54, , died at his home on Lake street Monday, Jan. 2nd, following an illness of a few weeks.  He leaves his wife; one daughter, Miss Cecile CONLEY; three brothers, Dr. J. A. CONLEY of Penn Yan, Roscoe of Italy, and Delos of Penn Yan; a sister, Mrs. Frank KEECH of Branchport.  The funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the home, Rev. W. M. HYDON, officiating. Burial in Lake View cemetery.

Roland J. GARDNER - Penn Yan, Jan 3 - Roland J. GARDNER, 82, died at the home of Fred LEWIS, in Benton, on Monday Jan.2nd.  He leaves one brother Allen, of Milo.  The funeral will be held from the home in Milo on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Frank JOHNSON of Penn Yan, officiating. Burial in Second Milo Cemetery.

Mrs. Minnie J. LEE -Penn Yan, Jan 3 - Mrs. Minnie J. LEE, 60 died at her home, in Benton, Sunday, Jan. 1st.  She leaves her husband, William LEE; four daughters, Mrs. Walter G. SMITH of Cheshire, Mrs. Stewart KIRBIE of Canandaigua, Mrs. Leslie MC CANN of Benton, Mrs. Elsie HAYES of Phelps; three sons, Roy, at home, Vernon of Benton, and Karl of Potter; and her mother, Mrs. Harriet LARHAM, of Penn Yan.  The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the home, Rev. W. M. HYDON officiating.  Burial in Lake View.  

Chris M. NEILSEN - Penn Yan, Jan 3 - Chris M. NEILSEN, aged 82 years, died at the home of Mrs. DANES, Walnut street, on Sunday, Jan. 1st.  There are no near relatives surviving.  The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, from St. Paul's Danish Lutheran Church, Rev. Hans P. BERTHELSEN officiating. Burial in Lake View.  

Homer L. PENTON - Penn Yan, Jan 3 - Homer L. PENTON, 84, died at his home at Bluff Point on Sunday, Jan. 1st. He leaves his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Jasper MANNING of Benton; Miss Julia PENTON of New York City, Miss Laura and Miss Ella at home; five sons, Charles E., of Geneva, George B. of Baltimore, Md., Homer M., Monroe and Herbert, all at home; a brother, Martin of Delton, Mass.  The funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon, at 1 o'clock, Rev. R.N. JESSUP, officiating.  Burial in Bellona cemetery. 

The Victor Herald, Victor, NY   Monday,    September 10, 1923          by: Dianne Thomas  

BOUGHTON - MACK - Penn Yan, Sept. 9 -Miss Elnora D. MACK, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry MACK of Vine Valley, and Theodore BOUGHTON of Victor, were married on Wednesday afternoon, at the home of bride's parents by Rev. C. W. FRYER. The couple were attended by Miss Leola FORD of Rushville, a cousin of the bride, and Carl ROBESON, of Vine Valley.  The bride wore a gown of white crepe de chine and carried an arm bouquet of white gladioli.  On their return from a wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. BOUGHTON will live at Gorham where the bridegroom is employed by the Gorham Auto Company. 

Penn Yan Democrat,    dated October 5,1923   Friday                contributed by M. Kelly [deceased 2009]

GIBBON --- At the Penn Yan Hospital, September 27, 1923, Mrs. Laurita Andrews Gibbon, of Pulteney, aged 27 years. She underwent an operation at the Hospital the previous Sunday evening.  She leaves her husband, Edward Gibbon, and a son about eighteen months old;  her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Andrews, of Jerusalem, and two sisters. The funeral was held on Sunday. Burial in Glenview Cemetery, Pulteney. The death of this estimable young woman is very sad.

Penn Yan Democrat, Penn Yan, NY     Nov 14, 1924        contributed by: Dianne Thomas


ADAM(S)- In Potter, Nov 8, 1924, Frederick ADAM(S), aged 84 years.  He was born in Germany, a son of Frederick and Louise (Oswald) ADAM and came to America 53 years ago.  His life in this country has been spent in East Potter.  His wife, Caroline Stape ADAM, died several years ago.  Mr. ADAM is survived by three sons, Henry, Eustace and William ADAM, all of Potter.  


BUTCHER- At Willard, Friday, Nov 7, 1924, John BUTCHER. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Amos [Maggie] HORTON of Crystal Springs and four sisters, Miss Sarah BUTCHER, Mrs. Lida SEAGER, and Mrs. Anna HOLTBY of Penn Yan; Mrs. William TACKER of Merlin, Canada; and one brother, James BUTCHER of Barre, Vt.  The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon and burial in Lakeview cemetery. 


CHRISTENSEN- At the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William CHAPMAN, Tuesday morning, Nov. 11, 1924, Dagmar CHRISTENSEN, aged 17.   She is survived by her parents, and three sisters, Annabelle, Elsie and Margaret.  The funeral will be held Friday, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, at her home, Rev. W. H. WHEATLEY officiating.  The burial will be in Lakeview cemetery.  


DINWIDDLE - At the S & S hospital, Saturday, Nov 8, 1924, Olive Ida DINWIDDLE, aged 10 days.  She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Horace DINWIDDLE of Bluff Point.  Burial was in Lakeview cemetery on Monday.


EDDY- At his home in Italy Valley, Saturday morning, Nov. 8, 1924, Horatio EDDY, aged 68 years, of apoplexy. Mr. EDDY was taken ill while feeding his chickens and died within two hours.  He was the son of John and Almira Caples EDDY and was born in Prattsburgh, Sept. 1, 1856.  Practically all of his life was spent on a farm in the vicinity of Italy Valley.  He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Zelda BARKER, whom he married in 1879; one son, Orrin EDDY of Italy Valley; and one brother, Charles EDDY of Prattsburgh. Funeral services were held from the family home conducted by Rev. E. S. COLE, pastor of the Prattsburgh Methodist Church.  Interment was made in the Italy-Naples Cemetery. 


FINNEGAN- In Geneva, Nov 12, 1924, Patrick FINNEGAN.  Mr. FINNEGAN formerly lived in Benton.  He will be buried in St. Michaels' Cemetery, Penn Yan, Friday morning.  Services will be held in St. Francis de Sales church, in Geneva.


FOX- At the Penn Yan hospital Tuesday night, Nov 11, 1924,  Marjorie Oraine FOX aged 5 years.  She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dudley FOX; two sisters, Norma and Edith and four brothers, "Bobby", Junior, Wesley and Charles.  The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2o'clock Rev. S. G. HOUGHTON officiating. Burial in Lakeview cemetery.


GAVIN- In Brooklyn, Monday, Nov 10, 1924, Miss Anna P. GAVIN of Penn Yan, aged 46 years.  She leaves three sisters Mrs. John FLAHIVE of Penn Yan; Mrs. Thomas MC ELLIGOTT of Geneva; and Mrs. Sarah BURNHARDT of Jamaica; and one brother Marvin GAVIN of Penn Yan.  When notice of Miss GAVIN'S death came to Penn Yan, it was a great surprise to the friends of the family, and a shock to them.  She was a graduate of Penn Yan Academy and had followed teaching.  She had taught at Jamaica, L.I. for about 20 years and she had been very successful.  The remains were brought to the home of her brother, near the head of Main street, and the funeral services will be held on Friday morning in St. Michael's Church, at 9 o'clock.  Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery.  


MILLER- At her home Wednesday, Nov 12, 1924, Mrs. Priscilla A. MILLER, aged 75 years.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Albert JENSEN; one son, David MILLER; and one grandson, David JENSEN. The funeral service will be held from the home of her son, David MILLER on Benham street, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. S. G. HOUGHTON officiating.  Interment at Lakeview cemetery. 


POWERS - In Rushville, Nov 7, 1924, Mrs. Maria POWERS, aged 75 years.  Mrs. POWERS is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George DEUEL, of Cheshire, and three sons, John POWERS and Guy POWERS of Middlesex; and Earl POWERS of Rushville; also by five grandchildren.  


TOWNSEND- In Milo, Sunday, Nov 9, 1924, Adam C. TOWNSEND, aged 79 years.  Mr. TOWNSEND is survived by his wife and two sons, Ray C. & Griffen TOWNSEND ,at home, and one sister, Mrs. John RISNER, at Canandaigua.  He was a member of the Dresden Masonic Lodge and of the Jerusalem Commandery, Knights Templar of Penn Yan, of Corning Consistory and Damascus Temple of Rochester. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from his home.  Interment was made in Lakeview cemetery.  

Penn Yan Democrat, Friday, Nov 21, 1924     contributed by: Dianne Thomas


GUN SHOT WOUND KILLS BOY - Monday Morning, Donald MARROW, aged 12 years, of Milo, died in the Penn Yan hospital from wounds received the day before while out hunting with other boys. He was shot through the abdomen when the gun of one of his boy companions exploded.  He was assisted home and then brought to the office of Dr. HATCH, and was removed to the hospital.

Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY   Saturday      May 23, 1925   contributed by Pat  Mims

DEAR-- Mrs. Fannie DEAR died Saturday morning at her home, No. 172 Gregory street, aged 58 years.  She is survived by her husband, Otis A. DEAR, and one brother, George SUTHERLAND, of New York city. Funeral Tuesday morning at the residence at 10 o'clock. Rev. McCLEOD officiating. Burial in Lakeview Cemetery, Penn Yan, N.Y.

Penn Yan Democrat, Friday, May 3, 1927  pg8    contributed by: Dianne  Thomas


Milo Center

Second Milo


Bluff Point

Barrington  Miss Leona SISSON of Buffalo, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John SISSON.

East Potter

Keuka Park

Mays Mill

Reading Center

West Italy 


SUTHERLAND - THOMPSON- Margaret L. THOMPSON of 263 Lake street, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward THOMPSON and Clarence F. SUTHERLAND of 7 Main street, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. SUTHERLAND, were married by Rev. Walter HENDRICKS, pastor of the Presbyterian church, on May19th, 1927 at 4 pm, at the home of the bride's sister, Mr. and Mrs. Ulysses NEWLAND, 100 East Main street, it also being their wedding anniversary. Morris JOHNSON was best man and Mrs. Doris NEWLAND, sister of the bride, was matron of honor.  There were only the immediate relatives present at the ceremony.  The newlyweds will go to Niagara Falls and other points and will be at home at 116 Brown street, after June 1st. Among the pre-nuptial events was a shower given by the telephone operators.  Miss THOMPSON was an employee of the New York Telephone Co., and Mr. SUTHERLAND is a driver for the Sutherland Taxi Co.

Chronicle Express     Thursday      Sept. 13, 1928                 contributed by Cathy Coon  


Daniel B. Wheeler, formerly of Penn Yan, died at his home, 38 Summit street, Fairport, Tuesday, September 11,1928. He is survived by one son, Dr. J. Harvey Wheeler, of Penn Yan; two daughters, Martha D. Wheeler, of Fairport, and Mrs. John Tears, Jr., of Hall; one stepson, Howard W. Hopkins, of Fairport, and eight grandchildren.  A brief service will be held at his late home Friday, September 14th, at 11 a. m., with the funeral service at the Yatesville Methodist Church at 2 p. m., and interment at the Yatesville cemetery.

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, NY      Friday         November 23, 1928           by:  Dianne Thomas 

Accident Death Suit Against Italy Begins in Court at Penn Yan  

Penn Yan  Nov 22 - The Supreme Court Term now in session today took up what is expected to be the most important case on the calendar, involving a $35,000 damage case against the town of Italy brought by Louis C. BROWNIEE as administrator of the estate of William L. BROWNIEE who was killed in an automobile accident last winter on the Naples-Middlesex road.  Three actions instituted by the BROWNIEE'S was consolidated into the one by order of Judge Willis K. GILLETTE, in as much as they all involved in the same accident. 

The case was brought on suddenly when the case of Carlton WASHBURN against the Lehigh Valley Railroad was declared a mistrial after the jury had been picked, due to a technicality in the  complaint made by WASHBURN

In the BROWNIEE case the jury was picked this morning and the hearing of testimony was begun.

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, NY      Tue Jan 1, 1929     contributed by: GSubyak@aol.com 

Rochesterians Remembered In Instrument of Late Penn Yan Woman

Penn Yan, Dec. 31 - The will of Sarah A. EGLESTON, late of Penn Yan, was admitted to probate in Yates County Surrogate Court with Surrogate Gilbert H. BAKER presiding.  More than a dozen people are named to receive portions of the estate which exceeds $1,000 in real estate and $1,000 in personal property.
After providing for the payment of all debts, the will gave to Mrs. Blencoe WALRATH of Penn Yan, the sum of$100, the house and lot, occupied by Alvin MILLS, at 206 Lake Street and the household effects in the residence at100 Liberty Street, on the condition that Mrs. WALRATH take care of the deceased during the term of the latter's natural life. This condition, it was adjudged, had been fulfilled.

The house and lot, at 100 Liberty Street, the late residence, is divided equally between Iva Lamont HAUSE, of Rochester and Floyd LAMONT, of Penn Yan.
Her niece, Coral F. BARNES, of Casper, Wyoming, receives an undivided half interest in the house at 210 Lake Street and the sum of $3,000; Nelson HAUSE, of Rochester receives$500; Ella May BARNES, of Casper Wyoming receives$500; the rest of the property going in shares of $100 each to Louise Bellis BURT, of Penn Yan; Ella Bellis BECKER, Penn Yan; Lee LAMONT, Lakewood, Ohio; Delos BELLIS, Crosby; Crosby LAMONT, Penn Yan; Sarah G. NELSON, Santa Anna, Cal.; Sarah J. EDWARDS, Casper, Wyoming; Frances E. TAYLOR, Penn Yan, and Ella E. MORSE, of Penn Yan. 

Leon CARR, son of the late Samuel CARR of Penn Yan filed application for the right of administrator in the estate which is said not to exceed $1,300.  Letters of administration on the estate of Charles E. FIRES, late of Italy were issued to Myrtle I. FIRES, as administratrix of the estate which amounts to $1,000 in personal property.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY    Sun     Jan 6, 1929   contributed by: GSubyak@aol.com

Octogenarian Philanthropist to Spend Winter in Warmer Clime
Penn Yan, Jan. 5 - William N. WISE, one of Penn Yan's most active octogenarians, has left for Cuba to spend the Winter and a much-needed vacation. He plans to spend a few days in New York before sailing for southern climes and to return with the warm weather to the Lake Keuka region, where he at one time was known as the "Grape King."  Since retiring from the grape business a few years ago, he has been giving a great deal of his time to the Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Hospital, which now stands as the result of his efforts to establish (part of article didn't get) a donation by him, besides the building of several other smaller buildings, including a storage cellar and tool house.
Mr. WISE is president of the Board of Directors of the hospital and chairman of the governing board. He is also one of the largest stockholders in the Baldwin's Bank of Penn Yan, being vice-president of that institution, as well as of the Watkins State Bank at Watkins Glen, which he was instrumental in founding.  He was one of the original members of the Hollowell & Wise Hardware Company, which was established .... [didn't get the rest of article]

Driver Pleads Guilty To Being Drunk; Fined
Penn Yan, Jan 5 - Frank RINGER of Keuka Park, arrested last week on a charge of public intoxication by State Troopers GREEN and STEELEY of the Penn Yan outpost following an automobile accident in which he was involved, pleaded guilty to the charge at a hearing held before Police Justice John SHERIDAN and was sentenced to ten days in the Yates County Jail and to pay a fine of $10. Following payment of the fine, the jail sentence was suspended. 
RINGER was the driver of a car which crashed head-on into a truck driven by Forest WAGER of Jerusalem on the Benton road. Three people were taken to the Penn Yan Hospital following the crash, which badly damaged the truck. WAGER swore out the warrant for RINGER's arrest following the accident.

Penn Yan Democrat, Penn Yan, NY        Friday   Mar 15, 1929        by:  Dianne Thomas  











Penn Yan Democrat           Friday                Nov  15, 1929                       by:  Dianne Thomas  

Bride Dies on Wedding Trip -Florence Barnes MILLARD -  Dies in Ithaca

Florence Barnes MILLARD, of Rock Stream, a bride of less than four days, died suddenly in a hospital in Ithaca early Wednesday morning of heart failure. She was the daughter of Mrs. Erma Barnes�, of Rock Stream, and was married Saturday evening to Carlton MILLARD, of Dundee. While on their wedding trip they encountered the fire apparatus of the city of Ithaca on its way to a fire, and although they succeeded in getting out of its way without accident, the excitement brought on a heart attack and Mrs. MILLARD had to be taken to a hospital. At the hospital physicians stated that with proper rest and quiet she would be all right in a few days. But early Wednesday morning her heart failed to function and she died.  Mr. MILLARD hastened back to Rock Stream to bring word of the sudden and tragic ending of what promised to be a happy honeymoon.

Florence BARNES was the younger daughter of Mrs. A. S. BARNES, of. Rock Stream, and was 18 years of age. In June, 1928,she wag graduated from the Dundee High School, and a year later from the Teachers' Training Class in Penn Yan. While attending training class in Penn Yan, she made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Ward H. ELLIS, on Lawrence Street.

Thus far in the present school year she has been teaching a district school near her home, but her school was closed this week on account of a communicable disease.

Last Saturday evening she was married to Carlton MILLARD, of Dundee , and they were on their honeymoon trip when she suffered the nervous shock which brought on her death. She has a large number of friends throughout this vicinity.  Besides her mother and husband, she leaves one sister, Mrs. Harold AXTELL, of Rochester .  

Penn Yan Democrat, Penn Yan, NY        Friday   Feb12, 1930        by:  Dianne Thomas  


FOSTER- To Rev. and Mrs. A. A. FOSTER of Potter, Monday, February 19th 1930, a son. 

CHADWICK-  To Mr. and Mrs. Peter CHADWICK of Lakemont, at Geneva General hospital, Saturday, February 8th, 1930, a son. 

ALEXANDER- To Mr. and Mrs. Raymond ALEXANDER, of RD 9, at the S & S Hospital, Friday, February 5, 1930, a daughter.  



FOX- At her home on Main street at about noon Wednesday, Feb 12, 1930, Miss Elizabeth FOX, aged 58 years.  She is survived by two brothers, William D. FOX and John C. FOX, both of Penn Yan; a sister in law, Mrs. Ruth ANDREWS; a niece, Miss Dorothy FOX; a nephew, Harry Fox.  Miss FOX was a graduate of Penn Yan Academy and of the Boston Conservatory of Music.  She was a member of the St. Mark's Episcopal Church.  During the World War, Miss FOX was active in Red Cross work, and since that time, in assisting the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  The funeral services will be held from the home of her brother, William D. FOX, Saturday afternoon at three o'clock, Rev. John E. WOOOTON and Rev. J. H. PERKINS, officiating.  


PADDOCK- At his home in Italy Hill, Monday morning, February 10, 1930, William PADDOCK, aged 76 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emily Emerson PADDOCK; five sons and three daughters: Elisha, of Pulteney, Phillip and Fanny WALLACE of Italy Hill; Daniel of Penn Yan; Louise BISHOP of Benton Center; Sally PHILLIPS of Hall; J. William, at home; Arthur, of Bath; eleven grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters, Daniel of Rushville; Charles of Prattsburgh, Clara SCHMOKER of Penn Yan; Sarah ALEXANDER and Ann PROSER of Branchport.  The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the M. E. church, with burial in Italy Hill cemetery.  Rev. W. C. STEVENS of Branchport, officiated.  


GRAVES - At his home in Jerusalem, Sunday, February 9, 1930, Warner W. GRAVES, aged 55 years.  He is survived by his wife, Addie L. GRAVES, two brothers, Harvey GRAVES of Ingleside, NY and Leonard GRAVES of Mishawaka, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Frank RICHARDSON, Mrs. Frank COLEMAN and Mrs. Ray HILER, all of Naples.  A prayer service was held at the home on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock, Rev. R. N. JESSUP, officiating.  The funeral services were held at Ingelside, at 2 o'clock that afternoon, Rev. D. M. VAIL of Binghamton, officiating.  Burial in Ingelside cemetery.  


SLAYTON - At the S & S Hospital, Friday, February 7, 1930, Mrs. Jennie SLAYTON of Pulteney, aged 50 years.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Frank HATHAWAY, of Pulteney; Mrs. Wilfred PREDMORE, of North Syracuse; a son John B. MORRISON of Pulteney; four sisters, Mrs. William ARMSTRONG, Mrs. Alida BLOOD, both of Penn Yan; Mrs. William PADDOCK of Prattsburgh; Mrs. Pearl HAIGNT of Penn Yan. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, from the Pulteney Methodist church, Rev. S. G. BARNARD, officiating. Burial in Pulteney cemetery.  


LARSEN - At her home in Benton, Mrs. Emma LARSEN, aged 40years.  She is survived by her husband, Chris M.LARSEN; a son, Arthur, at home; her parents, two sisters and one brother in Denmark.  The funeral services were held from the Corcoran funeral parlors, on Sunday afternoon, Rev. H. P. BERTHELSEN officiating.  Committed in the receiving vault at Lakeview cemetery.


KISSANE - At his home in Stanley, Monday night, February 10th, 1930,John KISSANE, aged 79 years.  He leaves two sons, John of Stanley, and M(ichael) J. KISSANE of Sayre, Pa.; two daughters, Mrs. C. J. McDONALD of Elmira, and Anna, living at home.  Funeral services were held from the home Thursday at 9 o'clock, and from St. Theresa's church, at 9:30. Burial in St. Michael's cemetery, in Penn Yan.


BENNETT - In the S. & S. Hospital, Monday, February 10, 1930,Clay BENNETT, aged 56 years, of Bluff Point.  Besides his widow, he leaves one daughter,  Mrs. Kenneth COONS of Conone, Texas. Funeral from the Bluff Point Church, Friday at 2 o'clock.  Committal to the vault in Lakeview Cemetery, in Penn Yan.


TRAVER - In the town of Jerusalem, Wednesday night, February 12, 1930, Robert TRAVER, aged 60 years.  There are no survivors.  The funeral was held Thursday morning, at 10 o'clock from the Thayer funeral home, Rev. R. N. JESSUP officiating.  Commitment to the vault in Lakeview cemetery. 

Penn Yan Democrat, Friday,  July 4, 1930    contributed by: Dianne Thomas

LONG - CAIRNS Rolland LONG, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grove LONG of  Utica, formerly of Bellona, was united in marriage to Miss Geannie CAIRNS, also of Utica, on Wednesday, July 2nd at 7:30, at the Centenary M.  E. Church.  Mrs. Albert AMIDON sang "O Promise Me", before the ceremony.  The bride and groom were attended by Sheridan LONG as best man and Miss Edith CAIRNS as bridesmaid.  Howard LEGG [he is step bro to the groom] was one of the ushers. A reception following the ceremony was held at the bride's home.  

FINK - MOOREHarold FINK of Penn Yan and Miss Dana MOORE of Bellona, were united in marriage at the Baptist parsonage in Penn Yan on Saturday, June 28, 1930, by Rev. Royal JESSUP of the First Baptist Church.  The couple were attended by Miss Beatrice M. DICKERMAN of Bellona, and Arthur VICKERY, of Penn Yan.

Penn Yan Democrat, Friday, Oct 17, 1930    contributed by: Dianne Thomas


Susan Thayer TRAVIS - Pursuant to an Order by Hon. Gilbert H. BAKER, Surrogate of the County of Yates, Notice is hereby given, according to the law, to all persons having claims against Susan Thayer TRAVIS, late of the town of Milo, County of Yates, state of New York, deceased, to present the same, with the vouchers thereof, to the undersigned, as administrator of said deceased, at the office of A. GRIDLEY, Arcade Block, Penn Yan, NY, on or before the 17th day of October1930.  Dated April 11, 1930.   GRANT P. TRAVIS, Administrator, Penn Yan, R.D., NY


Leroy G. GEER - Pursuant to an Order by Hon. Gilbert H. BAKER, Surrogate of the County of Yates, Notice is hereby given, according to the law, to all persons having claims against Leroy G. GEER,  late of the town of Italy, County of Yates, state of New York, deceased, to present the same, with the vouchers thereof, to the undersigned, Grace I. GEER, as executor of said deceased, at her residence in the town of Italy, Yates County, NY, on or before the 8th of November 1930. Dated May 6, 1930;   GRACE I. GEER, Executor, Middlesex, RD 1, NY. John J. HYLAND, Attorney for Executor, Penn Yan, NY.


William SNYDER -  Pursuant to an Order by Hon. Gilbert H. BAKER, Surrogate of the County of Yates, Notice is hereby given, according to the law, to all persons having claims against William SNYDER, late of the town of Milo, County of Yates, state of New York, deceased, to present the same, with the vouchers thereof, to the undersigned, Glen Haven SNYDER, as administrator of said deceased, at the law office of Maurice W. McCANN, Lowe Block, Main Street, Penn Yan, NY, on or before the 9thday of January 1931.  Dated July 8, 1930  Glen Haven SNYDER, Administrator, Keuka Park, NY. Maurice W. McCANN, Atty. for Administrator, Penn Yan, NY.


Joseph McDERMOTT -  Pursuant to an Order by Hon. Gilbert H. BAKER, Surrogate of the County of Yates, Notice is hereby given, according to the law, to all persons having claims against  Pursuant to an Order by Hon. Gilbert H. BAKER, Surrogate of the County of Yates, Notice is hereby given, according to the law, to all persons having claims against  Joseph McDERMOTT, late of the town of Jerusalem, County of Yates, state of New York, deceased, to present the same, with the vouchers thereof, to the undersigned, as executors of said deceased, at the shop of Joseph McDERMOTT, Maiden Lane, Penn Yan, NY, on or before the 16th day of February, 1931.  Dated August 14, 1930. James PADDOCK, Rushville, NY,  Joseph McDERMOTT, Bluff Point, NY, Executors   John E. SHERIDAN, Attorney for Executors, Penn Yan, NY. 


Bert A. SCOTT   Pursuant to an Order by Hon. Gilbert H. BAKER, Surrogate of the County of Yates, Notice is here by given, according to the law, to all persons having claims against  Bert A. SCOTT, late of the town of Milo, County of Yates, state of New York, deceased, to present the same, with the vouchers thereof, to the undersigned, Lenore V. ALLEN, as administratrix of said deceased, at her residence Indian Pines, in the town of Jerusalem, Yates County, NY, on or before the 17thday of January, 1931.  Lenore V. ALLEN, Administrator, Penn Yan, NY.


Elizabeth FOX - Pursuant to an Order by Hon. Gilbert H. BAKER, Surrogate of the County of Yates, Notice is hereby given, according to the law, to all persons having claims against  Elizabeth FOX, late of the town of Milo, County of Yates, state of New York, deceased, to present the same, with the vouchers thereof, to the undersigned, Union Trust Company of Rochester, as executor of said deceased at its place of business, 19 Main Street West, Rochester, NY, on or before the 27th day of October 1930.  Dated April 19, 1930.  Union Trust Company of Rochester, Executor, 19 Main St. West, Rochester, NY; George S. SHEPPARD, Attorney for Executor, Penn Yan, NY.


Elizabeth C. DEAN - Pursuant to an Order by Hon. Gilbert H. BAKER, Surrogate of the County of Yates, Notice is hereby given, according to the law, to all persons having claims against  Elizabeth C. DEAN, late of the town of Milo, County of Yates, state of New York, deceased, to present the same, with the vouchers thereof, to the undersigned, Mary H. C. LIGHTFOOT, as executor of said deceased, at the office of John E. SHERIDAN, Main St., Penn Yan, NY, on or before the 4th day of April 1931.  Dated September 26, 1930.  Mary H. C. LIGHTFOOT, Executor, 22 Fairview Terrace, Derby, Conn.  John E. SHERIDAN, Attorney for Executors, Penn Yan, NY. 

Penn Yan Democrat, Friday,  June 16,1931    contributed by: Dianne Thomas

BIRTHS - PRESTON- To Mr. and Mrs. Howard PRESTON, of Bluff Point, Sunday, June 11, 1933, at S & S Hospital, a son.  

DEATHS - KINSELLA -At Rochester on Saturday, June 10th, Mrs. Catherine KINSELLA.  She was a native of Penn Yan and was the daughter of the late, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick DOLAN, of Penn Yan, the former of whom conducted a shoe business here for many years. While living in Penn Yan she was employed for several years in the Metropolitan Inc.  Besides her husband, Frank, she leaves one daughter, Marion J. KINSELLA, two sons, John J., and Robert F. KINSELLA of Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. John A. FARREN, of Rochester and Mrs. H. E. BELL of Penn Yan. The funeral was held Tuesday morning at 8:30 o'clock, from her home at 18 Clay street, and at 9 o'clock from the Church of the Sacred Heart, Rochester. Interment was in St. Michael's Cemetery, Penn Yan.

HEMENWAY - At Rochester, Monday, June 12th, Miss Louise HEMENWAY,63.  Miss HEMENWAY had been a public schoolteacher for the past 21 years.  She leaves 4 sisters, Mrs. Sylvester LOUNSBERY and Mrs. Ernest TEARS, both of Friend; Mrs. Laura JONES, Gorham; Mrs. Thomas CHRISTIANSEN, Benton, one brother, Isaac HEMENWAY, of Rochester. The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock from the home of her sister, Mrs. CHRISTIANSEN, at Benton, Rev. S. G. HOUGHTON of Canandaigua assisted by Rev. W. M. HYDON of Penn Yan, officiating.  Burial in Lakeview (cemetery).

PALLAR - At the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Thursday, June 15, John PALLAR, 42.  He was a native of Italy, coming to this country in1907 and serving with the American forces in the World War. He was an employee of the village public works department for some time prior to his illness.  He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas PALLAR of Guardia reggia, Italy; three brothers, Frank and Peter, of Palisades Park, NJ and Anthony of Atlantic City, NJ.  The funeral will be held on Saturday morning, at 9o'clock from St. Michael's church, with burial in St. Michael's cemetery.

MAPES - At Rushville - Wednesday, June 14, Arlington MAPES, 74 - Mr. MAPES was a native of Rushville; has always lived there and was the last survivor of a well known family.  He had been in the west, until a month ago.  He was an officer of the Rushville Reunion Association, a trustee of Congregational church and a graduate of Cornell University.  His nearest survivors are cousins, Mrs. A. J. ROAT of Gorham; Mrs. E. L. MOODY, Rushville; L. J. BARDEN of Phoenix, Arizona, and Walter RENNICK of Canandaigua.  Funeral services will be held on Friday with burial in Gorham.

WALSH - At the home of her son, Frank BETTS in Jerusalem, Tuesday, June13, Mrs. Emogene WALSH, 73. She leaves one son, Frank BETTS of Jerusalem; one brother, Maurice SINES of Sydney, NY; one granddaughter, one great granddaughter, and three nephews.  The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon, at 4:15 pm from the home of her son, Rev. R. N. JESSUP, officiating, with burial Friday, at 2 o'clock at Ouleaut Cemetery, Franklin, Delaware county.

KENNEDY - At Bath hospital, Wednesday night, June 14, George KENNEDY, a lifelong resident of Italy Hill. He leaves four sisters, Mrs. Leon CONNINE, Prattsburgh; Mrs. Jennie GRACE, Miss Bessie and Miss Mary KENNEDY, all at home; and two brothers, Walter, at home and Arthur of Prattsburgh.  

MILES - At Vine Valley, Monday, June 12, Mrs. Florence R. MILES,74. She leaves her husband, Forest MILES, one son, Floyd S. MILES and three grandchildren, all of Vine Valley; one brother, Fred COMBS of Vine Valley. Funeral from the home on Wednesday afternoon.


LOWELL- BRIGGS - The marriage of Miss Esther Rose BRIGGS to Lieut. Erdmann Jellison LOWELL, took place at high noon at the cadet chapel at West Point on Wednesday, June14th.  Lieut. Colonel Clayton E. WHEAT of the United States Military Academy performed the ceremony.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Ferrington BRIGGS, of Benedict Avenue, Terrytown, NY.  Lieut. LOWELL is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Holt LOWELL of Ellsworth Falls, Maine.  The LOWELLS are former residents of  Terrytown, NY. 

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of eggshell rough crepe, made in the prevailing mode, with a long train attached to the shoulders.  The dress had an elbow length cape, edged with a wide band of ostrich feathers and fastened at the neck with a large bow of material. The bride's only ornament was a gold brooch, set with turquoise and pearls, that has been in the brides family for over 100 years.  It belonged to her maternal great grandmother, Minerva HALL ROSEMiss BRIGGS wore long white silk lace mitts and carried a prayer book with covers of ivory and markers of white satin ribbon tied with sprays of orange blossoms.  Her veil, of silk illusion was fastened to a Juliet cap made of rhinestones. 

The bridal attendants were Miss Elsie STAUBACH of Glen Ridge, NJ, maid of honor; Miss Agnes Malloy KALBFLEISCH, of Pleasantville, NY, and Mrs. John CLIFFORD of Penn Yan, NY; bridesmaids, Mrs. CLIFFORD was the former Miss Ada Elizabeth ALLEN, whose marriage took place in Penn Yan, Monday, June 12.  The attendants wore dresses of the same style and material, as the bride.  They wore Watteau hats of eggshell straw, tied across the back with satin ribbons.  They had lace brims and were trimmed with tiny silk flowers.  Miss STAUBACH wore dusty pink with accessories of eggshell, she wore lace mittens and carried a tiny finger tip muff of flat velvet flowers.  Miss KALBFLEISCH and Miss CLIFFORD wore flesh ,and their accessories were light blue.  The costumes of the bridal party were furnished by Madge Villonet of Fifth avenue.  Mrs. Frederick F. BRIGGS, mother of the bride, wore Hyacinth blue rough crepe with beige accessories and a corsage of pink and white sweet peas.

Lieut. Clayton E. MULLENS, of Louisiana, was best man.  The guard of honor was composed of the following lieutenants: Charles H. CHASE, Portland, Maine; Alstom GRIMES, Washington, N.C., Edson D. RAFF, New York City, NY; Robert W. RAYBURN, Alpena, Michigan; Alton A. DENTON, Saddie, Tenn., substitute for Arthur W. TYSON, Savannah, Georgia; Frank J. ZELLERS, Santa Rose, California.  They are all members of the graduating class of1933 of West Point and are classmates of Lieut. LOWELL.  The brides prayer book, the gift of the groom, was used for the ceremony, after which the bridal couple passed under the arch of sabres, held by the guard of honor.  

A wedding breakfast was held in the main dining room of the Thayer West Point Inn. Covers were laid for sixteen.  The table  was decorated with two bowels of flowers in pastel colors.  The place cards were hand tinted miniatures of the bride and groom.  In the center of the table was the wedding cake which Mrs. LOWELL cut with her husband's sabre.  Lieut. and Mrs. LOWELL left on a motor trip through the New England states.  In the fall they will make their home near Portland, Maine, where Lieut. LOWELL is stationed.  Mrs. LOWELL is a graduate of Washington Irving high school in Tarrytown and of the National School of Interior Decoration in New York City.  Lieut. LOWELL is a graduate of the Ellsworth high school and he prepared for West Point at Marion Military Institute, Marion, Alabama.  Mrs. LOWELL is the granddaughter of the late  Mr. and Mrs. Milton M. ROSE, of Sheppard street, Penn Yan, New York. Her mother is the former, Miss Nellie Isabel ROSE. Mrs. LOWELL has visited in Penn Yan many times and is well known here. 

Among those who received invitations here were: Mrs. Nellie P. LAZEAR of Dundee; Mrs. Emma L. HAVENS, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar POTTER, Mr. and Mrs. PRESTON, Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. ROSE, Charles R. ROSE, Mr. and Mrs. Frank HAVENS,  Mr. and Mrs. William CRANE and family, Mrs. Henry V. ROSE, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin ROSE, Mr. and Mrs. William G. CONKLIN, Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. WHITFIELD, Mr. and Mrs. Charles COATES, all of Penn Yan; Mr. and Mrs. Clinton MANNING, Mr. and Mrs. John ACKERSON, Mr. and Mrs. George M. COWAN, of Elmira; Mr. and Mrs. J. A. THOMPSON of Rochester.


CLIFFORD- ALLEN - John Michael CLIFFORD, son of Mrs. Everett BROWN of Penn Yan, and Ada Elizabeth ALLEN, daughter  of Mr. and Mrs. William ALLEN also of Penn Yan, were married at St. Michaels Rectory on Monday morning, June 12, at 8 o'clock by Rev. John K. KILLEEN, pastor.  The attendants were Miss Marie CAREY and Donald PORTER, both of Penn Yan.


TASKET- WHITEHAIR - John TASKET, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincenzo TASKET of Rochester, and Arleen WHITEHAIR, of Rochester, were married in St. Michaels church on Tuesday morning, June 13 at 9 o'clock by Rev. Martin FEENEY, assistant pastor.  The attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. WEINER of Rochester. [Arleen Whitehair is the dau of John S. & Louise., born 1913; from 1920 census]


Miss Edyth CASTLE, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred CASTLE, of Himrod, Jerome SMITH of Rochester, are to be married in Boston, Saturday, June 24th.  Mr. SMITH is a salesman in the Levis Music Store in Rochester.  Miss CASTLE is a graduate of the Dundee high school and for some time has been employed in Rochester.  Mr. and Mrs. SMITH will reside in Rochester.  

Penn Yan Democrat, Penn Yan, NY            Friday          Jan. 8,1932    pg 3       contributed by: Dianne  Thomas


DO YOU REMEMBER?  30 Years Ago

Penn Yan Democrat, Penn Yan, NY                      Jan. 22,1932              contributed by Cathy Coon

TAYLOR  - At his home in Liberty Street, Wednesday, January 20th, William M. Taylor, aged 92.  Surviving are three sons, Leon, of Penn Yan; George, of Costa Rica; Parker, of Lennity, N. J.; one daughter, Miss Fannie Taylor, of Penn Yan. The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 o�clock from the home, Rev. R. N. Jessup officiating. Burial in Lakeview cemetery.      

      Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, NY     Thursday      September 29,1932       contributed by: Dianne Thomas

George ALLINGTON - Penn Yan, Sept 28 - George ALLINGTON, 70, died last night.  During the past year he had been living with his sister, Mrs. Newell SMITH, at Chapel and Liberty streets.  He also leaves a daughter in New York.  Funeral Friday at 10 o'clock at 201 East Elm street with burial in Rochester.  

William H. BRYAN -Penn Yan, Sept 28 - William H. BRYAN, 74, of Benton, died last night.  He is survived by his wife, Mary BRYAN; one son, George of Flint, Mich; two sisters, Mrs. Martha BEALS of Geneva and Mrs. Mary HARVIE of Rochester.  Funeral Friday at 2 o'clock at the home in Benton.

Mrs. Sarah A. RARRICK - Penn Yan, Sept 28, Mrs. Sarah Anna RARRICK, 49,died today.  She is survived by three daughters, Hazel, of  Penn Yan; Ruth of Rochester and Mrs. Harry CHAPMAN of Rochester; one son, Claire W. of Penn Yan; two brothers, H. E. HOLLEY of Pulteney and Edgar HOLLEY of Pulaski.  Funeral Saturday at 2 o'clock at the home in Water street.  

MRS. JANE EMERSON -  Penn Yan, Sept 28, Mrs. Jane EMERSON, 93,was found dead in bed this morning at her home in the Dresden-Geneva home. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Eliza MARTIN of New Jersey, one brother, William Mc INTYRE of Benton.  Funeral Friday at 1 o'clock at 201 East Elm street.

Penn Yan Democrat,   Dec 2,1932                  contributed by M. Kelly  (deceased)

Sheldon Eugene Mothersell, son of Mr. & Mrs. John Mothersell, of Potter, and Kathleen Marjorie Andrews, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John R. Andrews, of  Italy Hill, were married on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 27, at 4 p.m. at  Branchport by Rev. C. E. Smith, pastor of the M. E. Church at Branchport.

Penn Yan Democrat, Penn Yan ,NY      Friday               Jan  27, 1933   contributed by: Dianne Thomas


AYRES: To Mr. and Mrs. Sidney E. AYERS, of Penn Yan, in S & S Hospital, Jan 25, 1933, a son, Norman HURLBUT.

HOBART- To Mr. and Mrs. Charles HOBART, of Potter, Jan20, 1933, a daughter.

KIRKPATRICK- To Rev. and Mrs. Paul H. KIRKPATRICK, of Italy Valley, in S & S Hosp. Jan 18, 1933, a son, Paul Hugh KIRKPATRICK Jr. 

OTTMAN - To. Mr. and Mrs. Charles OTTMAN, of Bellona,  in S & S Hospital, Jan 24, 1933, a son.



BENNETT - At Dundee, Sunday, Jan. 22, Mrs. Harry BENNETT,72.  Mrs. BENNETT leaves her husband, four sons, Orlo and Paul of Dundee; Ellis of Norwood, Mass., and Herbert, of Syracuse, and one daughter, Mrs. William IMES, of New York City.


BOTSFORD - At Penn Yan, Thursday, Jan. 19, Mrs. Elizabeth BOTSFORD, 84.  Mrs. BOTSFORD, descendant of one of the pioneer settlers of the town of Jerusalem, died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Bernard HOBAN, 104 Keuka street, after a brief illness.  Mrs. BOTSFORD was born in Branchport, the daughter of Nathaniel and Sarah KEECH and had always lived in Jerusalem until 8 years ago, upon the death of her husband, Ashael BOTSFORD, she came to Penn Yan to make her home with her grand daughter, Mrs. HOBAN.  She leaves two sisters, Mrs. Jenny ALMY, of Penn Yan and Mrs. Alice NORTHRUP of Elmira; three grandchildren, Mrs. Ilah HOBAN of Penn Yan, Mrs. Frances ANDERSON and Frank BOTSFORD of Rochester, and four great grandchildren.  The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, from the home of Mrs. HOBAN, Rev. W. M. HYDON, officiating, with interment in Lakeview cemetery. 


CLAWSON - At Starkey, Sunday, Jan 22,  Mrs. Allura CLAWSON, 75.  She is survived by her husband, Homer CLAWSON, of Starkey; two daughters, Mrs. Fred OLIVE of Geneva; Mrs. Will CLIVE of Waterloo; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; one brother, John WILSON of Auburn; three sisters, Mrs. Julia BANKS, of Senate; Mrs. Delilah DELONG, of Elmira; Mrs. Samantha WAKLEY of Woodhull.  The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at Dundee, Rev. George McCULLOCH officiating with burial at Rock Stream cemetery.


HELSING -  At the home of Mrs. Alfred (Agnes) NELSON at Glendora, Monday, Jan. 16, Mrs. John HELSING. She is survived by her husband, John HELSING, one son, Roy HELSING of Penn Yan; one daughter, Mrs. Raymond ORR; one brother, Charles WESTERLAND of Wellsboro, Pa., and several brothers and sisters in Finland, where she was born.  The funeral was held Thursday afternoon, Rev. Geo. McCULLOCH, of Dundee, officiating.  Burial in Rock Stream Cemetery.  


Mc CONNELL - In S & S Hospital, Penn Yan, Sunday, Jan. 22, Alfred Mc CONNELL, 78, of Rock Stream.  He is survived by his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Ethel TOY; one son, Edrick Mc CONNELL; and two sisters, Harriet & Frances MC CONNELL and five grandchildren.  The funeral was held Tuesday, Rev. George Mc COLLOCH, of Dundee, officiating.  Burial in Tyrone.


MOORE - At his home at 137 South avenue, Saturday afternoon, Jan. 21st,Thomas M. MOORE, 78. Mr. MOORE was a retired business man, having come to Penn Yan from New York City about 10 years ago.  For several years Mr. MOORE was connected with the New Era Movement.  He also held executive positions in Pan-America, St. Louis, Jamestown, Cortland, Panama-Pacific Expositions.  Mr. MOORE also served as a member of Herbert HOOVER's  Belgian Relief in London, during the world war. At one time he operated coalmines in the south and owned American agricultural farming implement industry in New Jersey.  He was a member of the New York Athletic club, New York Republican Club of New York City.  The funeral, which was private, Rev. John E. WOOTON officiating.  Burial in Lakeview cemetery.  Mrs. W. M. PATTERSON of Penn Yan, is a niece of Mr. MOORE


MURPHY - At Hall, Thursday, Jan. 19, Mrs. Margaret MURPHY,79.  She was the widow of the late James MURPHY.  She leaves one son, John of Hall; a grandson, Bernard, of Gloversville, and several nephews.  The funeral was held on Saturday morning, at 8:30 from the home and at 9:30 from St. Theresa's church, in Stanley.  Burial in Stanley.


PETERSEN - At Swampscott, Mass., Mrs. Mary PETERSEN,76.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George PARRISH, of Swampscott, Mass, and one son, Karl PETERSEN of Penn Yan.   The funeral services will be held from the Thayer funeral home on Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. William M. HYDON, officiating, with burial in Lakeview cemetery. [died Jan 1933]


SEREFINE- In Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Sunday, Jan 22, Frances L. SEREFINE, aged 6 months.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph SEREFINE, of Water street.  The funeral was held from the home on Tuesday morning, with burial in St. Michael's cemetery.  


SHAY - At his home in Elm Street, Saturday, Jan 21, Donald Charles SHAY, 82 years.  He leaves one son, Robert F. SHAY, of Penn Yan.  The funeral was held from the home at 346 Elms street, Monday afternoon, Rev. W. M. HYDON, officiating.  Burial at Canandaigua


WILLARD - At Rushville, Monday, Jan 23, Mrs. Elizabeth WILLARD,53.  She leaves her husband Joseph WILLARD; three sons, Walter ABEEL of Owego; William ABEEL of Atlanta, and Joseph ABEEL of Rushville; two daughters, Mrs. Clara  [Abeel] SANDERS of Oneida; and Mrs. Frances [Abeel] ROSENCRANZ of Owego; one sister, Mrs. Lida HERRICK of Rushville, and one brother, Marvin GAGE of Gorham and 12grandchildren.  The funeral was held Wednesday at 2 o'clock from the home. [NOTE: Her 1st husband was Joseph F. ABEEL, father of all her children]

Penn Yan Democrat, Penn Yan ,NY      Friday            May26, 1933   contributed by: Dianne Thomas

KING - To Mr. and Mrs. John KING, of Potter, Tuesday, May 16, 1933, a daughter. 



ANDREWS - At Dundee,  Friday, May 19th, George ANDREWS,76.  He leaves his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Robert MORSE of Painted Post; Mrs. William F. CARR, of Bluff Point; two brothers, John ANDREWS of Chicago and James ANDREWS of Cleveland; two sisters, Miss Cora ANDREWS  of Dundee and Mrs. Eva TUTTLE of Barrington. 


BEST- At Dundee, Saturday, May 20, Mrs. Olive BEST,92.  She leaves one son, Fred BEST, two daughters, Miss Eliza BEST, Mrs. Mary BASSAGE of Rochester;  one sister, Mrs. Gusta ELLIS of Dundee.  The funeral services were held at Starkey on Tuesday, Rev. Herbert ERWAY, officiating and burial in Hillside cemetery in Dundee. 


BROWN - At Penn Yan, Monday, May 22, Mrs. Mary Augustus BROWN, 26.  She leaves her father, George, a sister, Mrs. Elmer SALSBURY, both of Penn Yan; four brothers, George of Benton, Perry of Seneca Castle, Maynard of Penn Yan and Kenneth CHAMPLIN of Rushville.  Funeral services Thursday afternoon from the home at 612 Liberty street, Rev. W. M. HYDON officiating.  Burial in Lakeview cemetery.  


GUILE - At Geneva, Monday, May 22, Mrs. Rebecca J. GUILE,79.  She leaves her husband, Alson; 2 sons, Harvey and Reuben of Geneva.  Funeral services Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Fred DREWET officiating, with burial in Second Milo cemetery.  


MITTOWER - At the S. & S. Hospital, Wednesday May 24, 1933, Frank D. MITTOWER, 53.  He leaves his widow and a sister, Mrs. C. J. LEGG, of Geneva.  The funeral service which will be private, will be held from the home at 308 Elm St., Saturday, at 1:30 pm, Rev. W.A. HENDRICKS officiating . Burial in Palmyra. 


REED - At Bellona, Tuesday, May 23, J. Benjamin REED,48.  He leaves his wife, Grace REED; one brother. S. Harold REED, of Bellona; one sister, Mrs. Helen TURNBULL of Hall. Funeral services will be held from the home Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with burial in Bellona cemetery.


THOMAS - At Rochester, Sunday, May 21, Mrs. Josephine M. THOMAS, 81.  She leaves her son, Owen H. THOMAS, and two grandchildren of Rochester.  The funeral was held at Dresden Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with interment in Dresden cemetery.

Penn Yan Democrat               Oct. 20,1933             contributed by Cathy Coon

LONGWELL  - At Penn Yan, Friday, Oct. 13th Herbert C. Longwell. He leaves his wife, one sister, Mrs. Helen Williams, of Penn Yan. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon at2:30 o�clock from the home. Rev. E. W. Chapin officiating. Burial in Lakeview cemetery.

Rochester  Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY     Thursday   Nov 16,1933       contributed by: Dianne Thomas

Mrs. William HEATH -Penn Yan, Nov 15, Mrs. Jennie L. HEATH, 83, died today at her home, 104 South Avenue.  She is survived by her husband, William; two sons, Revere and Caleb Barton, of Pultney; one daughter, Mrs. Edward Mc CONNELL of Pultney; one sister, Mrs. Agnes STONE of Pultney; and one brother, Mode FARR of Pultney.  Funeral Friday at 3 pm at 201 East Elm street.  Burial in Pultney.

Mrs. William McNANEY- Romulus, Nov 15, Alice McNANEY, 47, wife of William McNANEY, died last evening.  She leaves six daughters, Mrs. Samuel HEUSLER of Geneva, Mrs. Edward RALSTON of Geneva, Mrs. Howard WILLIAMS, Gladys, Anna and Katherine McNANEY of Romulus; six sisters, Mrs. Frank McGHAN, of Victor; Mrs. John MARSHALL, of Waterloo; Mrs. Carl BABCOCK of Waterloo, Mrs. Clinton VanCleef of Seneca Falls, Mrs. Wilber BLACK of Geneva, and Mrs. William HENRY of Waterloo.  Funeral Friday at 9 a.m. at Holy Cross, Ovid.

Mrs. Oliver J. TOWNSEND- Penn Yan, Nov 15 - Mrs. Effie CLEVELAND TOWNSEND, 61, wife of Oliver J. TOWNSEND, formerly of Rochester and a member of the firm of the Penn Yan Printing Company, Inc., died today at the home, 130 Clinton Street.  Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Miss Ethel TOWNSEND, a teacher in Rockaway, NJ and Mrs. Rodney FRANK, of Penn Yan, and a brother Willard CLEVELAND of Buffalo.  Funeral Friday at 2:30 pm, at the home.  

Chronicle Express,  January 1934      contributed by M. Kelly (deceased)

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Conley and son, Robert and Mrs. John Andrews of Italy Hill with Misses Addie Robson and Mildred Phalen were dinner guests of Mrs. Margaret Turner, New Year's day.

Geneva Daily Times      Thursday       May 10,  1934              contributed by: Dianne Thomas

Johnson-Mills -  Penn Yan, May 10 - Catherine L. Mills, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Mills of Champlin Avenue, Penn Yan, and Clarence

L. Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred N. Johnson of Penn Yan, were married at the parsonage of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, by Rev. John  Wootton, rector, this morning at8:30 o'clock.

The bride wore blue crepe, with yellow trim, with hat to match. She wore a corsage of yellow roses and forget-me-nots. Her bridesmaid. Miss Margaret Hall, of Penn Yan, wore green crepe print, trimmed with lace, and wore a corsage bouquet of white roses and sweet peas. Wendell Simpson, of Geneva, was best man.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnson left for a motor trip to Buffalo and Canada, and upon their return, will be at home at 124 Main Street.

Mr. and Mrs. James Carson, who were married this morning also, accompanied them on the wedding trip.

Among the pre-nuptial events were a variety shower given by variety shower by Miss Eleanor Flahive, dinner at Pittsford Inn by the office force of the New York Central Electric Corporation where the bride is employed.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY          Thurs    Aug 30, 1934   by: GSubyak@aol.com

State Police Hunt Gypsies In $50 Theft  -  Victim, 72,Says They Took Money Saved For His Burial
Penn Yan, Aug. 29 - State police today were seeking a large black sedan bearing an Oklahoma license plate and containing a band of gypsies who  reportedly took $50 from a Yates County old age pensioner, returned his empty pocketbook and fled.
Seeking to tell his "fortune" and to cure his  aches and pains ,the gypsies, according to State Trooper Fred GUYLE, who investigated, managed to obtain the money from Oliver DISBROW, 72, of Dundee, R.  D. 1. They first visited his neighbor's home where later a sweater  was found missing.
The $50 had been received by Mr. DISBROW from the  sale of some antiques. He told Trooper GUYLE he was saving it for his burial expense. He carried the money in his pocketbook tucked in his frock pocket. In the course of the gypsy "treatment" for his aches, it was removed.
Taken out to see the young gypsies in the car, he missed his pocketbook and accused them of taking it. The visitors politely handed him back the pocketbook, got in their car and headed for Wayne. The pocketbook was empty.

Penn Yan Democrat, Friday,  August 31,1934    contributed by: Dianne Thomas

BIRTHS:- MANLEY - To Mr. &Mrs. Charles MANLEY, 07 Hamilton St., Penn Yan, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 1934,at the S & S hospital, a daughter.

                  MARTIN - To Mr. and Mrs. Jay MARTIN of Potter, Friday, Aug 24, 1934, a son




MARKEY- At Penn Yan , Friday, Aug.24, James MARKEY,82.  His death occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ollie CLARK, East Elm street, where he made his home . He leaves a sister, Mrs. Henry McDONALD and a brother, Thomas MARKEY, both of Penn Yan.  The funeral was held on Saturday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Michaels Church.  Burial in St. Michaels Cemetery. 


SMITH - At his home in Milo, Aug 33, 1934, Dewitt C. SMITH, 84.  He leaves four sons, Roy J. Everett E.; Henry V. of Rochester; Andrew J., at home; two daughters, Mrs. Russell SWARTOUT of Bellona, and Miss E Elizabeth SMITH, at home; three brothers, Newell and Vernon of Penn Yan, Dr. J. Allen SMITH of Colorado Springs, Colo.  The funeral was held from the home on Saturday afternoon, the Rev. W. E.  officiating. Burial in Lakeview Cemetery.

Penn Yan Democrat, Friday,  September 21,1934    contributed by: Dianne Thomas











At Hall, on Wednesday, Sept. 5, Miss Esther THEIRS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William THEIRS of Hall, became the bride of Edward CURTIS of Penn Yan,  Rev. W. H. MOUSLY of the Congregational Church performing the ceremony. Miss Elsie CURTIS, sister of the groom, was bridesmaid and William THEIRS of Hall, nephew of the bride, was best man.  Following a wedding trip to Canada, Mr. and Mrs. CURTIS will be at home at the farm of the Groom, at Hall.  

The marriage of M. Elizabeth VAN EPPS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. VAN EPPS of Rushville, and Robert E. HURD, son of Mr. and Mrs. William P. HURD, of Branchport, took place Tuesday, Sept. 11th, at the Methodist Parsonage,  Rushville, Rev. Kenmore W. HAIGHT performing the ceremony.  They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Fenton BALL, of Branchport.  The bride graduated from the Rushville High School in 1929and from the Brockport Normal in 1932.  She is now teaching in the Hurd district in the town of Jerusalem.  The newly married couple will make their home with the groom's parents.  

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