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Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Tuesday, Jan16, 1940 by: GSubyak@aol.com
HALSEY - Entered into rest, Sunday, Jan. 14, 1940, Mrs. Ada M. HALSEY, aged 78 years. She leaves one son, Ross J. PLAISTED of Baldwin, L. I., and two granddaughters, Mary Ada and Katherine E. PLAITED; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas BASSETT of Andover, N. Y., and Mrs. Alice SISSON of Almond, N. Y. Friends may call at The Peters Funeral Home, 1511 Dewey Ave., from where services will be conducted Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in Lakeview Cemetery, Penn Yan, N. Y. Penn Yan, N. Y., papers please copy.
Penn Yan Democrat &Chronicle Friday Jan 19, 1940 pg4 by Dianne Thomas
BIRTHS: GILBERT - To Mr. and Mrs. John GILBERT, of Dundee, Wednesday, Jan 10, 1940, a daughter.
KENVILLE - To Mr. and Mrs. Albert KENVILLE, 141 South Avenue, Penn Yan, Jan 11, 1940, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, a son.
BLACK- To Mr. and Mrs. Paul BLACK, RD4, Penn Yan, Jan15, 1940, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, a daughter.
GAIGE- At the Jensen Nursing Home, Geneva, Monday, January 15,John T. GAIGE, 90. He was a resident of Penn Yan until about 10years ago when he went to Geneva to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. C. F. BULLOCK. He had been ill for the past two weeks. Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. BULLOCK, one son, Earl D. GAIGE of Utica; two granddaughters, one grandson; one brother, Herbert D. GAIGE of Morrisville. Funeral services were held Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock at Bennett funeral home in Geneva, Rev. F. L. HARPER of First Presbyterian Church, Geneva, officiating. Burial at Nelson, and of Milo Lodge No. 108 F & A M. Until advancing years caused him to give up active occupation at his trade, he was a plumber and steam fitter and was employed by Hollowell & Wise hardware firm of this village.
BELL- At Rochester, Sunday, Jan. 14, Herbert E. BELL,73. He was a native of Yates county and for many years a resident of Penn Yan. Born in Italy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. BELL, Mr. BELL came to Penn Yan at an early age and spent the greater part of his life here, his father having served as village superintendent of welfare, for several terms. In his early years, Mr. BELL was employed in the tailoring and men's furnishing store of Clark and McAdams and later was the manager of the Yates Lyceum Theatre, located in rear of stores on the east side of Main street and one of the states leading playhouses, until it was destroyed by fire, about 30 years ago. Until a few years ago when illness made it impossible for him to continue his duties, he served as clerk at the Knapp Hotel.
He leaves his wife, Margaret Dolan BELL, of Rochester, formerly of Penn Yan. Funeral services were held at Corcoran funeral home, 102East Main street, Tuesday, with burial in St. Michael's cemetery.
PETERSON- At Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Friday, Jan 12, Karl PETERSON, 52. A contracting painter, he had lived and worked in Penn Yan, the greater part of his life. He was a member of the Keuka Lodge No. 149 IOOF, and of the First Presbyterian church. He leaves his wife (Edna), one son, Robert; a daughter, Miss Louise PETERSON, both at home; and a sister, Mrs. George PARISH of Swampscott, Mass. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the home, 229 Lake street, Rev. Walter A. HENDRICKS, officiating. Burial in Lakeview. Keuka Lodge No. 149,IOOF, conducted ritualistic services at the home.
CONKLIN- At Jerusalem, Thursday, Jan. 11, Mrs. Ida Mae CONKLIN. Besides her husband, Fred, she leaves three daughters, Mrs. Walter WHITE, Jerusalem; Mrs. John WILKINS, Potter; Miss Ruth MATTESON, at home; her mother, Mrs. Luther TURNER, Penn Yan; two sisters, Mrs. Isobel GRISWOLD, Penn Yan; Mrs. Ben AUMICK, Branchport; one brother, James TURNER, Ithaca. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home in Jerusalem, Rev. Charles E. EMERSON, of Potter Baptist church, officiating. Burial in Branchport.
GRADY- At Prattsburgh, Friday, Jan. 12, Mrs. Catherine Coyle GRADY. She was the widow of John GRADY, well know farmer and vineyardist in the Pulteny-Branchport area. She was a native of Geneva. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Cloyse MC CONNELL, of Prattsburgh with whom she had made her home for the past several years, and one son, William GRADY of Binghamton, and grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock, at St. Michaels church, with burial in St. Michael's cemetery.
UNDERWOOD, At Rochester, Tuesday, Jan 16, Stephen A. UNDERWOOD. He was a former resident of Geneva and Stanley, and had been ill for sometime. Surviving are three sons, John, of Branchport; George, of Fabius; Willard, of California; one daughter, Margaret, of Ilion; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth KENNEDY, of Geneva; one brother, E. R. UNDERWOOD, of Middlesex. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Kennedy home in Geneva, with burial at No. 9 cemetery, at Hall.
ASKEY- At Brockport, Sunday, Jan. 14, Mrs. Nellie Stevens ASKEY. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert L. CORCORAN, of Penn Yan; two sons, Dale & George ASKEY; five sisters, Mrs. Hattie LAMPHAM, Mrs. Ida ENRIGHT, Mrs. Jennie HICKEY, Mrs. Harry PARMELEE, Mrs. Edward FRYER; one brother, Henry STEVENS, Brockport. Funeral services were held at Fowler funeral home, Brockport, Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock with interment in Lakeview Cemetery, Sweden.
BATCHELDER- At Corning, Jan 13, Charles H. BATCHELDER,61. He was a former employee of New York Central Railroad, and lived in Dresden for many years, until 30 years ago, when he moved to Corning. He retired from railroad services 3 years ago, due to ill health. He leaves his wife, G. Annise Smith BATCHELDER; four daughters, Margaret, of Sherman; Hildreth, Corning; June Naomi, Bath; Carol, at home; one sister, Mrs. Kittie BENTLEY, Newton, Mass.; one brother, E. F. BATCHELDER, Lockhaven, Pa., half sister, Mrs. E. FABEL, Lockhaven, Pa. Funeral services were held Tuesday, at Corning, Rev. E. J. STUART, of Corning Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial in Corning.
SNYDER- At Mount Morris Hospital, Monday, Jan. 15, Lloyd A. SNYDER. He is survived by his wife; four sons, Cyrus L., Penn Yan; John, Romulus; Charles, Penn Yan; Clarence Stanley; four daughters, Mrs. Hazel TRAINOR; Mrs. John HART; Mrs. Robert TAFT, Mrs. Kenneth MILLER, all of New Columbia, Pa.; three brothers, Paul, Connard, and Percy SNYDER and his mother, Mrs. John SNYDER, all of Pennsylvania.
Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 pm, from the home in Gorham; burial in Gorham Cemetery.
WHEATLEY- At Keuka, Saturday, Jan. 12, Mrs. Helen J. WHEATLEY,86. She was a former resident of Rochester but had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Alvah SACKETT at Keuka, for the past several years. Funeral services were held at the Sackett home, Monday afternoon. Committal was made to Dundee cemetery vault, burial to be made in the family plot at Canton, Pa., in the spring.
HANSEN- At Long Point, in Torrey, Tuesday, Jan. 16,Christian Ejlar HANSEN, 55. Surviving are his wife, Cena Stephensen HANSEN, Long Point; father, Andrew HANSEN; brother, Hans HANSEN; 2 sisters, Catherine and Elizabeth HANSEN, all of Denmark. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Corcoran funeral home, 102 East Maine street, Rev. N. T. NEESGAARD, pastor of St. Paul's Danish Lutheran church, officiating. Burial in Lakeview cemetery.
FLEET- At Bellona, Jan. 4, Mrs. Lelah Swarthout FLEET, 66. Surviving are a son, Lloyd W. FLEET, of Corning; a sister, Mrs. Mattie LAWREY, of Bellona, at whose home, she died; two grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Tyrone, Jan 6, with burial in Tyrone.
Kenneth Leon Bergstressar, Branchport, March 14 -
Kenneth Leon Bergstressar, one and one-half year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Bergstressar of Branchport died Saturday afternoon, March 2. The child had been ill with grippe for about ten days.
besides his parents are four brothers and one sister. Funeral was held Tuesday
Fred Lynn -Branchport, Mar. 21
Fred Lynn aged 66,born in Branchport and a life-long resident of this town, died Tuesday, March 19,at his home here, of heart trouble.
his wife, Katie be leaves a sister, Mrs.
George Burr of Penn Yan and several nieces and nephews. Burial, which was private, was held today at
Charles Hibbard - Branchport, Apr. 25 - Charles Hibbard, aged 76,and a life-long resident of Branchport, died suddenly at Sunday morning of a heart attack at his home here.
are his wife Ella Bailey Hibbard, two sons. Kenneth
Mr. Hibbard was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY March2, 1941 by: GSubyak@aol.com
BRUCE - Entered into rest at Strong Memorial Hospital, Friday evening, Feb. 28, 1941, Marshall R. BRUCE. He leaves his wife, Edna HANCHETT BRUCE of Brockport; one daughter, Mrs. Alfred C. NAYLAN; one granddaughter, Marcia NAYLAN, both of Freeport, L. I.; one brother, David BRUCE of Los Angeles, Calif. Funeral services from the home, 2 Adams St., Brockport, Monday, Mar. 3 at 2and from St. Luke's Episcopal Church at 2:30. Interment in Lakeview Cemetery.
Penn Yan Democrat, Friday, May 30, 1941 by: Dianne
Mrs. Lynn ROSS is improving in the Geneva General Hospital.
Mrs. Charles McGOWAN is recovering from a recent illness. She is confined to her home, under the care of a nurse.
After a brief stay in the Geneva General Hospital, Kenneth RHODES is able to be about and to return to school.
Edward REDDY is a patient in Biggs Memorial Hospital at Ithaca. He underwent an operation for abscess on the lung, Tuesday. He is improving.
Mr. and Mrs. John S. BARNES and daughter, Mary Ann, of Arlington, Va., are spending a week with their mother, Mrs. Helen BARNES, and sister, Mrs. Carl BARNES of Kashong Road.
Do you remember 5 years ago? May 29, 1936
Mrs. Homer SACKETT and 6 year old son, Homer D. Jr., were killed in a 2 car crash, in Canandaigua turnpike, Saturday afternoon.
Since March 1, Yates County had recorded 9 deaths by fire, 6 by auto accidents and 5suicides and electrocution, as well as many injured.
Do you remember 15 years ago? May 29, 1926
Burtice HARRIS and Bennett TODD, in an acrobatic act, won first prize at Amateur Actor's Night, at The Elmwood.
Morton HIGBY of Atlanta, shot 2 sheep killing dogs in the flock owned by William BAGLEY. Both dogs had collars and their owners were notified. Town of Middlesex offers $10 for the hide of every dog caught chasing sheep.
Do you remember 40 years ago? May 31, 1901
An old Democrat dated November 22, 1836, gave interesting side lights on early history of the village. Included among local merchants were: T. BRIGDEN, carriage maker; LOCK & BENNETT, books and stationery; E. R. JONES, farm machinery; Henry T. WISNER, lawyer; James COOLEY, carriage-maker; E. DELANO, cabinet maker; Leander DUDDY, druggist; P. VOICE, jeweler; STEWART& TUNNICLIFF, dry goods;
John L. MOORE, proprietor of American Hotel; S. C. LYON, of Benton Center, claimed the sole right of making, using and vending cast iron axle trees for wagons in Yates county.
John MOSHER, Lake street, received a painful injury when a splinter from a shingle struck his eye.
GenevaDaily Times Wednesday November 14, 1941 by: Dianne Thomas
Branchport Notes -This community was shocked at the sudden death of Mrs. Charles Hibbard on Sunday morning. Funeral was held at Episcopal church on Tuesday afternoon with burial in
Mrs. Luther Turner went to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Isabelle Griswold, to Penn Yan to spend the winter. She has been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Ben Aumick and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Selden Kennedy and children spent the weekend with his mother, Mrs. William A. Kennedy.
COREY- To Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Corey, R. D. 1, November12, 1941, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, a daughter.
LENT- To Mr., and Mrs. William Lent,
PIERSON- To Mr. and Mrs. Donald Pierson,
KELLY-To Mr. and Mrs. Exton Kelly, R. D. 4, November11, 1941, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, a daughter.
ARMSTRONG- To Mr. and Mrs. James Armstrong, of
- At Soldiers and
Surviving are a son, Roland C, Penn Yan; three stepsons, Harry, Floyd and George Clawson, all of Penn Yan; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Philip Oatman, Penn Yan; fifteen grandchildren.
Funeral services at Thayer funeral chapel, Wednesday afternoon at , Rev. E. D. VanDyke officiating. Burial in Lakeview (cemetery).
BELLIS- At Altay, November 2, Mrs.
Eva Bellis, 49. Surviving are her husband, Delos
Bellis; seven children: Mrs. Clarence Knapp and Mrs. Dayton Knapp, of Barrington; Veneta
M. Bellis and Delos Bellis, Jr., of Crosby; Laura
Ruth and Gabe, of Altay; three grandchildren; her mother Mrs.
Clara Price, of Alpine; sister, Mrs.
Paul Reichel, of
Lakemont, Monday, November 3, Hiram L. Elliott, 84. He
had served as trustee of Starkey Seminary and member and trustee of
STARK- At his home,
services were held at Thayer funeral chapel, Monday afternoon at , Rev. Walter
A. Henricks officiating. Keuka Lodge, No. 149, IOOF, conducted ritualistic services at
the chapel. He had been an Odd Fellow for the past 60 years. Burial in
- At Branchport, Sunday, Nov. 9, Mrs.
Ella Hibbard, 75. Surviving
are two sons, Kenneth, of
are his wife, Mrs. Nina Mack Sutfin; two
daughters, Mrs. Gail Crawford,
Penn Yan Democrat, Penn
Yan, NY Friday, Feb 13, 1942 by Dianne
LaBARR - To Mr. and Mrs. Russell LaBARR, R.D. 1,Feb 5, 1942, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial hospital, a daughter.
JENSEN - To Mr. and Mrs. Annis JENSEN, 210 1/2 Lake street, Feb 8, 1942, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial hospital, a daughter.
SEREFINE - To Mr. and Mrs. Louis SEREFINE, 217 Liberty street, Feb 8, 1842, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial hospital, a son .
CARLSON - To Mr. and Mrs. Alton CARLSON, R.D. 5, Feb 9,1942, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial hospital, a son.
CAHILL - To Mr. and Mrs. John CAHILL, R.D. 1, Feb 10, 1942, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial hospital, a son.
STROWBRIDGE - To Mr. and Mrs. Ralph STROWBRIDGE, 117Burns Terrace, Feb 11, 1942, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial hospital, a son.
STARKEY - To Mr. and Mrs. Claude STARKEY, 205 North Ave., Feb 11, 1942, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial hospital, a son.
SANDERSON - At Potter, Friday, February 6, Richard J. SANDERSON,29. He was born in Potter and for the last several years has been employed by Floyd BOOTES, local florist. He was at work at the local greenhouse Thursday and appeared to be in his usual health. He died suddenly at 5:30 o'clock Friday morning. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William SANDERSON; one sister, Mrs. George DANES of Potter; two brothers, Thomas and Leslie, both at home. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Potter Methodist church, Rev. James LARKIN, pastor, officiating. Burial in Italy.
LYNN- At Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Saturday, Feb 7, Mrs. Sara Gleason LYNN, 58, of Branchport. She was born in Prattsburg, Steuben county, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William GLEASON. Surviving are one daughter, Dr. Geraldine LYNN of Cleveland, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Cora GLEASON, Branchport, Mrs. Ella HEMROTH, Avoca; Mrs. Freeman WHEELER, Kasona; one brother, John GLEASON, Fairport. Funeral services were held at the Thayer Funeral chapel, 201 East Elm street, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. J. H. RIGGLE, of Branchport Methodist church, officiating. Burial in Lakeview (cemetery).
ANDERSON - At Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Sunday, Feb 8, Ferdinand ANDERSON, 56, of Benton. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Flora ANDERSON; son, Raymond Lee and daughter, Mildred ANDERSON, both at home; two brothers, Andrew and Albert, both of Benton. Funeral services were held at Thayer funeral chapel, 201East Elm street, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. M. E. BARTHOLOMEW, pastor of Bellona Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial in Lakeview.
TRENCHARD - At Chicago, Ill., Sunday, Feb. 8, Mrs. Edna Baker TRENCHARD, formerly of Penn Yan. She leaves her husband, James TRENCHARD, of Chicago, Ill. The body was brought to the Thayer funeral chapel, 201 East Elm street, where the funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, Rev. E. D. Van DYKE, officiating. Burial in Lakeview.
VAN HOUGHTEN - At his home in Dresden, Friday, February 6,William Judson VAN HOUGHTEN, 71. He leaves a brother, Roy L. of Dresden. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Corcoran funeral home, 102 East Main street, Rev. Idas LIVINGSTON of Dresden Methodist church, officiating. Burial in Dresden.
LOCKWOOD - Mrs. Dora Smith LOCKWOOD, 80, died Thursday morning (Feb 12) at Dorchester, Mass. She was the wife of Rev. Frederick Millis LOCKWOOD, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Dorchester, who is the brother to the late Horace and Norman LOCKWOOD, formerly conducting a grocery store, where A C ROBINSON store was located. She is survived by 2 nieces, Mrs. Samuel McELWEE, Penn Yan and Mrs. Bert ACKERMAN, New Berlin. The funeral will be held at the Thayer funeral home, Monday at11 am, Rev. R. N. JESSUP officiating. Burial in Lakeview Cemetery.
Penn Yan Democrat, Penn Yan,NY Friday July 30, 1943 by
POTTER- To Dr. and Mrs. Lyndon POTTER, 73 West Lake Road, July 23, 1943, at Sailors and Soldiers Memorial Hospital, a daughter.
WALTON- To Mr. and Mrs. Howard WALTON, Himrod, July 23, 1943, at Sailors and Soldiers Memorial Hospital, a daughter.
CORCORAN- To Mr. and Mrs. C. Carroll CORCORAN, 248 East Main street, July 23, 1943, at Sailors and Soldiers Memorial Hospital, a son.
HAVILL- To Mr. and Mrs. Edward HAVILL, Bluff Point, July24,1943, at Sailors and Soldiers Memorial Hospital, a son.
STEWART- To Mr. and Mrs. Raymond STEWART, RD, July26,1943, at Sailors and Soldiers Memorial Hospital, a son.
LaBARR- To Mr. and Mrs. Russell LaBARR, RD1, July26,1943, at Sailors and Soldiers Memorial Hospital, a son.
GILBERT- To Mr. and Mrs. Leroy GILBERT, Dundee, RD3, July26,1943, at Sailors and Soldiers Memorial Hospital, a son.
ANDERSON - At his home near Bellona, Tuesday, July 27, Morris ANDERSON,73. Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Neils JENSEN, Starkey; Mrs. Marvin RAPP, Buffalo; five sons, Duane, Wellsville; Harold, Penn Yan; Harvey, Geneva; Theodore, Albion; Staff Sgt Clarence ANDERSON, Fort Niagara; two step daughters, Mrs. Edward LEE, Penn Yan, Mrs. Chris CHRISTENSEN, Geneva and one step son, Cpl. Frank CHRISTENSEN, camp Roberts, CA; several grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at his late home, Friday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. H. B. BERTHELSEN and Rev. Adolph KLOTH officiating. Burial in Bellona.
CAMPBELL - At Sailors and Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Saturday, July 24, Mrs. Stella Personious CAMPBELL, 71. She was a native of Beaver Dams, and was a sister of the late Mrs. Emma TERWILLIGER, Beaver Dams, who died Feb. 22. Mrs. CAMPBELL had been ill for some time past. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harry STREETER, Rochester; Mrs. Nina M. ROOT, Painted Post; five grandchildren, Mrs. Wa(l)ter M. BILLS, Penn Yan; Melvin ROOT, Corning; Pvt. Lauren ROOT, Fort Benning, Georgia; Mrs. Douglas ANDERSON, Rochester; Miss Evelyn STREETER, Rochester; four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, at 1 o'clock at the Thayer funeral chapel, 201 East Elm street, Rev. R. N. JESSUP of Penn Yan Baptist church, officiating. Burial in Beavers Dam Cemetery.
MAHAR - At Rochester, Thursday, July 29, Miss Elizabeth MAHAR of Penn Yan. Surviving are three sisters, the Misses Mate (Margaret) and Nellie MAHAR, Penn Yan; Agnes, Rochester; one brother, James MAHAR, Rochester. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock, 102East Main street and at 9 o'clock at St. Michael's church, with burial in St. Michael's cemetery.
WHEELOCK - At Mount Morris Hospital, July 23, Frank J. WHEELOCK of Prattsburg. He had been a patient at Mount Morris Hospital for several months. He was a native of Chapin, but had lived in Prattsburg for 20years, where he had been manager and owner of Prattsburg and Pultney Telephone Company. Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Francis of Washington, DC. Funeral services were held in the family home at Prattsburg, Monday, Rev. E. YOUEL, officiating. Burial in Sardinia Cemetery.
Penn Yan Democrat Friday November 26, 1943 by Dianne Thomas
D. A. R. Pays Tribute To Mrs. E. R. Bordwell - The November meeting of Gu-yano-ga Chapter, D. A. R., was held at the Benham Hotel, Thursday, November 18, at 12 o'clock noon, with a luncheon. Mrs. T. W. Windnagle, regent, presided. The table decorations carried out the red, white, and blue colors in native evergreens, shrubs and berries, with a basket of them centering the officers' table.
Loving tributes were paid to Mrs. E. R. Bordwell, organizing honorary regent, who passed away on October 28. Mrs. Ralph T. Norris, past regent, gave a history of Mrs.Bordwell and her patriotic activities, saying, "Mrs. Bordwell's pride of ancestry and their outstanding accomplishments in their services to our country, led her to recognize the need and to assist in promoting all patriotic work and education."
In the building of America, Mrs. Bordwell was descended from at least four Mayflower Voyagers, fifteen Colonial Founders, 2 colonial Governors, eighteen Colonial officers, thirteen colonial soldiers and ten Revolutionary officers and soldiers."
Miss Mae Baker read a favorite poem of Mrs. Bordwell's, "Not Growing Old".
Mrs. H. H. Hardman announced that a naturalization court is to, be held on December 8, at 10 a. m., when six people will receive naturalization papers.
Mrs. F. S. Hollowell gave an interesting talk on "Alaska', based on a series of letters from an aunt who went to live in Alaska in 1897.
Gifts for Tamasee, DAR School, were given to Miss May L. Pier, chairman of Approved Schools, to send as Christmas gifts.
Mrs. J. M. Ward whistled "The Indian Love Call" by Rudolf Friml, with Mrs. Marvin Allison at the piano.
Hostesses were Mrs. L. W. Stever, Miss Mae Baker, Mrs. L. R. Loomis, Mrs. C. B. Scudder and Mrs W. B. Tower.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Wed, Feb2, 1944 by: GSubyak@aol.com
Penn Yan - Charles P. SCHWINGLE, 55, who had been staying at the home of Roy Van HOUGHTON in Dresden for the past two months, was found dead in the yard when Mr. Van HOUGHTON returned to his home late Monday afternoon (Jan. 31, 1944). Dr. M. E. COSTELLO, health officer, attributed the death to a heart attack. Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. today in the Tindall Funeral home with the Rev. Jacob HESSLER of Penn Yan officiating. The body will be placed in the receiving vault at Lakeview Cemetery for burial later.
Penn Yan Democrat &Chronicle Friday Dec 8,1944 pg4 by Dianne Thomas
NEWS OF OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM
Archie SCRANTON of the US Navy, was home over the weekend.
Pvt. Francis TOWNSEND has been transferred from Ft. Belvoir, VA, to Eugene, Ore.
Pfc. Ernest B. THOMPSON has been transferred from Pine Camp to Fort Wadsworth.
Cadet John SHERIDAN of Freeman Field, Ind., spent a 3 day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John SHERIDAN, East Elm St.
Pvt. Vernon SNYDER, of Camp Bowie, Tx., has been spending furlough with his family at Branchport.
Lt. Alfred B. JENSEN, of Camp VanDorn, Miss., spent a leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred B. JENSEN, West Lake road.
C. Sp. Fred GUYLE, of the Coast Guard, spent the weekend with his wife and daughter at their home on Burns Terrace.
Pvt. Harold HURRIN, of Ft. Meade, Md., spent a furlough with his family on the Preemption road, last week.
Cpl. Richard B. COSTES and Mrs. COSTES, of Camp Pickett, Va., spent last Thursday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Petere COSTES, Clinton street.
Sgt. Keith and Mrs. SWYNBURNE of Dyersburg, Tenn., spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William NELSON, of Benton.
Lt. C. Henry BIRKETT, of 331 Main street, who was wounded in action near the German border, Oct. 10, is now convalescing at a base hospital in England.
Rev. Erwin D. BENNETT, former pastor of the Benton Methodist church, has been assigned as Chaplin with the coast guard at Port Security, Portsmouth, Va.
Pvt. Harold J. YOUNGS, of U S Marine Corps, Parris Island, SC, was home to attend the funeral of his twin brother, Gerald, and has 7 days leave.
Midshipman, James E. WILDER of the midshipman school at Cornell university, spent the weekend with his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Carroll D. DANIELS, West Lake road.
T. Sgt, Robert I. LARDER, after 31 months overseas with the Marine Corps, is spending a furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter LARDER, Cornwell street.
Sgt. Philip HUNT, who is stationed at Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio, is spending a 10 day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd HUNT, Branchport.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. MONNIN received a telegram Wednesday, saying that their son, S1/c Harry MONNIN, would be home Thursday for a 3 day leave.
Staff Sergeant and Mrs. Kenneth BLAKESLEE and infant son, Stephen Llewellyn, of Wayne, Mich., are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Llewellyn BLAKESLEE and Mr. and Mrs. Charles CAREY.
S. Sgt., Charles L. COOK, who has served four years in Hawaii and the South Pacific, is spending a 21 day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles COOK, Champlin Ave.
Lt. Donald SEESE, of Stout Field, Indianapolis, former teacher at Penn Yan Academy, now with the Troop Carrier Command at Stout Field, is spending a 10 day furlough in Penn Yan.
Glendon TIERNEY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe TIERNEY, RD 1 has been promoted from second to first lieutenant. He is connected with the quartermaster corps and is stationed in New York City.
Private Joseph TRIPOLE, of the US Marine Corps, is spending a 30 day furlough with his parents, Mrs. and Mrs. James TRIPOLE, Garfield avenue. Private TRIPOLE has been in the South Pacific.
Sgt. John C. TOWNSEND, in charge of a motor pool at MacDill Field, Fla., and Mrs. TOWNSEND, the former Pauline RODZAI, nurse at S & S Hospital, are the parents of a daughter, born in Tampa, Fla. hospital, December 4.
We are in receipt of a copy of the Fort Logan News and Views, from Sgt. James OSBORNE, of Penn Yan. The paper is a weekly publication for the military personnel of Fort Logan, Colorado. Sgt. Jimmie is on the staff on the staff as photographer.
Cpl. Robert WHEELER, son of Dr. and Mrs. J. Harvey WHEELER, .... Terrace, who has been in action in the Pacific, is spending a 30 day furlough at his home. He has been at Bethesda, Md., for observation and treatment after an attack of malaria.
Pvt. Ernie J. GROOM of Fort Belvoir, Va., spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John GROOM, RD5. GROOM was one of a group of eight boys recently selected from Fort Belvoir, to have dinner with the President and Mrs. ROOSEVELT at the White House.
Pvt. Joseph SEREFINE and Sgt. Bob REAGAN of Penn Yan, have been stationed within about 20 feet of each other in the same company, at Camp Howze, Texas for about nine weeks, without seeing each other until Pvt. SEREFINE saw a Yates county auto license and investigated the owner.
Lt. Mary F. OGDEN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Gerome OGDEN, of South Avenue, is serving as orthopedic ward nurse in the 129th United States General Hospital in England treating the wounded fighting men who have been evacuated from the battlefields on the Western front.
Corporal Stewart E. CREVELLING, of Penn Yan, RD 5, has been awarded the Good Conduct Medal for fidelity, efficiency and exemplary behavior while in service. He is a member of the 350th Infantry Regiment of the 88th "Blue Devil" Division, now serving with Lieutenant General Mark W. CLARK'S fifth Army in Italy.
Word has bee received by relatives that S/Sgt. Lawrence COOK, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy COOK of Branchport, and Cpl. Clayton ALEXANDER, son of Mr. and Mrs. James ALEXANDER of Penn Yan, RD, met at Oahu Island, near Honolulu recently, and spent a day together. This is the first time Cpl. ALEXANDER had met anyone from Yates county that he knew, since entering service 27 months ago.
Pfc Robert FLYNN, son of Mrs. Anna FLYNN, Lake street, wrote his mother that he attended the Army-Navy football game in London. In connection with the game a beauty contest was held to determine the most beautiful woman, and an American WAC won the title. General Jimmy DOOLITTLE helped in the judging. Pfc FLYNN says he has met Benny CAREY, another Penn Yan boy, at the Red Cross Canteen in London.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. MONNIN received a letter from their son, S 1/c Harry F. MONNIN in which he said, "Received your letters of Nov 13 and 17, also Penn Yan Democrat, which I enjoyed reading. When I came to page four where it said that William BRIGGS said that camp Corey two weeks earlier because of polio, I wondered what the camp was doing open so late, until I looked at the date which was August 11. Suppose the rest of them will be coming along soon." In another letter Harry says, "Sunshine brightly; some of the boys are going down for a swim. I am getting a beautiful tan. Remember how I would never tan, but would burn. Now I can get a real nice tan".
At Eighth Air Force Bomber Station - England - Sgt. Robert R. DUNNING, 23, of Dresden, is a sheet metal worker for the 487th Bomb Group in England. He spends long hours repairing the stricken Flying B 17 Flying Fortress upon their return from high altitude bombing attacks on vital war industries within the Reich. All rips and tears caused by flak are swiftly repaired so that the big bombers can take off again at dawn. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas DUNNING, of Dresden. A graduate of Penn Yan Academy, Sgt. DUNNING was employed by the Ingersoll Rand Compressor Company, prior to his entry into the AAF in August 1942.
Mr. and Mrs.. Frank E. SCOTT, RD 3, have received word that their son, Lt. James M. SCOTT, has been promoted to the rank of first lieutenant. He is now on leave in Australia, after 500 hours in the air. Lt. SCOTT is pilot of a PBY, with the Second Emergency Squadron, somewhere in the South Pacific. He is a graduate of Rushville High School, 1937, and was employed in Rochester at the time of his enlistment in May 1942. He received his Army wings August 30, 1943, at Marfa, Texas, and his Navy wings, January 25, 1944 at Pensacola, Florida. He was married to Miss Arlene MASUCCI, of Rochester, at Gulfport. Miss. He left for overseas in June 1944.
Penn Yan Democrat, April 26, 1945 by Dianne Thomas
Mrs. Nettie Coleman has again returned to the home of her son, John Zimmerman and Mrs. Zimmerman.
Tuesday, April 16, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Beach were in Sabinsville, Pa., to attend the funeral of their uncle.
Mr. and Mrs. Cooper, parents of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barrow, have come to stay the summer with them.
Herman Larzelere who has been spending the winter months in Florida, returned home Sunday morning, to the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Herries and husband.
Arthur Hayes and two sons, Glenn and Gareith, had a fine plane trip Easter Sunday, starting from the college. Some class to our little boys going up in a plane.
Carlton Norris is spending a few days with his sister, Mrs. Robert Koons and Mr. Koons, in Elmira.
Mrs. Kenneth Wygant is spending some time with Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wygant.
Phyllis Hall of the Brockport Teachers College, is spending the Easter vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Hall.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Miller of Jamestown, are guests this week of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Leonard.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Edmonds and children, Miss Nancy and sons, John and James of Albany, came Saturday to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Edmonds. Robert went back to Albany Sunday evening and Mrs. Edmonds and children will remain for the week.
Miss Eva Margenson spent several days last week with her sister, Mrs. Perle Corey and family, at Yatesville.
Miss Diane Bishop and brother, Gary, spent Sunday with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Burt, in Penn Yan.
Miss Irene Jensen is spending a few days with her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Cleveland, in Rochester.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Rolf, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rolf., Mrs. Charles Clow and sons, Kenneth and Robert and his friend of Geneva, wereEaster guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Rolf.
Mr. and Mrs. Perle Corey and daughters, the Misses Marion, Shirley and Marjorie of Yatesville, were Easter guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Margenson.
Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Arnold, of Corning, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Buckley. They found her brother Jerry, who was so badly burned last August, back in bed as they had to put his leg back in a cast. Jerry had been going to school a short time on his crutches. His many friends hope he will soon be out again.
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Jensen and son. Danny, of Penn Yan, Miss Agnes Jensen of Willard, and John Jensen of Penn Yan, were Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John N. Jensen.
Penn Yan Democrat, July 12, 1945 pg8 by Dianne Thomas
Herman Larzelere was taken suddenly ill Wednesday, July 3, and removed to Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital Thursday. The doctor reports he over did it at his age, 86, must have complete rest. Mr. Larzelere's daughter, Mrs. Perry of New Rochelle, is expected this Tuesday. She is a trained nurse.
Mr. and Mrs. William Habberfield have come to their home for the summer. They have been living in Geneva.
Penn Yan Democrat, Jan 25, 1946 pg 7 by Dianne Thomas
TOWNSLEY - GOTTSHALL - Miss Elsie k. GOTTSHELL, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles GOTTSHELL, 107 Hamilton street, Penn Yan, and Harold A. TOWNSLEY, son of Mrs. Mildred TOWNSLEY, Philadelphia, NY, were married at the Penn Yan Baptist Church, Saturday, January19, 1946, at 2 p.m., Rev. R. N. JESSUP, pastor, performed the ceremony. The church was decorated with candelabras, palms and large baskets of mixed flowers. Miss Ethel PRICE, church organist played the processional and recessional wedding marches and Miss Norma DILLON sang "Because" and "I Love You". The bride wore white satin with a long train, styled with long sleeves. She wore a fingertip veil and pearl necklace and carried a bridal bouquet of white roses. Mrs. Robert WALTER was her sister's matron of honor and wore pink chiffon gown and carried pink chrysanthemums. The bridesmaids, Misses Doris CLARY and Lucille DILLEN of Penn Yan, wore gowns of pink and blue net and carried bouquets of pink chrysanthemums. The bride's mother wore navy blue with corsage of pink roses. The bridegrooms mother wore fuchsia with a corsage of white roses. Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents. The bride is a graduate of Penn Yan Academy and has been employed at Michaels-Sterns Co. The bridegroom is a graduate of Philadelphia *(NY) high school and is in the trucking business in Penn Yan. He recently received his honorable discharge from the Army after serving 30 months in the European Theatre. [*Note- Philadelphia, NY is a down located near the Army base of Fort Drum, NY]
ELLIS - WILSON - Miss Isabel WILSON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel WILSON, Rodeo, Calif., and M/Sgt. William G. ELLIS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert ELLIS,183 Seneca street, Penn Yan, were married Thursday morning, January 17, 1946, at the Presbyterian church, at 11 a.m., Rev. Walter A. HENDRICKS performed the double ring ceremony. Mrs. Wesley TURNER played the wedding music. The bride, given in marriage by her grandmother, Mrs. Ira CRAWFORD of Harding, Pa., was dressed in ivory bridal satin, fashioned with a sweetheart neckline with long train. Her bridal veil of illusion lace was caught to a cap trimmed with orange blossoms. She carried pink and white rose buds, pink pompoms and gypsophilia. Miss Dorothy ROBBINS of Wyoming, Pa., cousin of the bride, was maid of honor and wore pink satin and lace net gown and carried white pompoms, pink roses and gypsophilia. Little Sally ELLIS, sister of the bridegroom, was flower girl and wore white satin frock with matching cap and carried a Colonial bouquet. John E. ROBBINS of Wyoming, Pa., was best man. The bride's mother wore black crepe with sequin trim and hat in matching shade, and the grandmother of the bride wore wine crepe with sequin trim. Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bridegroom's parents. The bridegroom was recently discharged from the Air Force.
ENOS - WENTWORTH - Miss Jean WENTWORTH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Byron WENTWORTH, East Main street, Penn Yan, and Stewart ENOS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert ENOS, of Penn Yan, were married at St. Michael's church rectory, Saturday, January 19, 1946,at 11 am, Rev. Hubert BISKEY, performing the ceremony. The bride wore a fuchsia suit with black accessories and corsage of white rosebuds and gypsophilia. Her attendant, Miss Mary Laura LINCOLN of Penn Yan, wore powder blue suit with black accessories and corsage of red rosebuds and white sweet peas. Charles WENTWORTH, brother of the bride, was best man. Following the ceremony a dinner was served at the Benham hotel, and reception and buffet luncheon at the home of the bride's parents. The bride is a graduate of Penn Yan Academy, 1944 and has been (go to pg 8)...
Penn Yan Democrat, Penn Yan, NY Friday March 29,1946 by Dianne Thomas
Orville RIBBLE Jr., RD 4, was arrested Thursday, March 21, on a disorderly charge. Arraigned before Peace Justice A. O. ROLFE, of Benton, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to serve 25 days in Yates county jail and pay a fine of $25. RIBBLE was charged with having entered and ransacked a tenant house owned by Mrs. Venna DIEDERICK, Preemption road.
Robert Eugene STRATTON,19, coxswain, USN, who was held in the Yates county jail, to await action by the grand jury on a statutory charge, was admitted to $1500 bail, Monday. STRATTON was home on a 30 day leave, and was arrested Sunday, March 17, by village police. He is scheduled to report for duty at New York City at the expiration of his leave.
George L. BARDEN flew to Mesa, Arizona, last week, to visit his mother, Mrs. L. J. BARDEN and sister, Miss Myra BARDEN.
Mrs. Catherine RANDTKE, of Syracuse, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Josiah TUBBS, over the weekend.
Mrs. Ralph T. NORRIS, who has been in Clifton Springs for several weeks, has returned to her home on Main street, this village.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. LEWIS, of Batavia, are visiting at the home of their son, Dr. Robert LEWIS and family.
Henry R. BROWN, of Stark Avenue and H. G. FITZWATER, of Branchport, returned home last week, after spending some time in Lakeland, Fla.
Miss Susan HENDRICKS, who has been visiting her parents, Rev & Mrs. Walter A. HENDRICKS, has gone to Ann Arbor, Mich., for the summer.
Harry CASE, who has been in the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, returned to his home in Liberty street, last week, greatly improved in health.
Miss May CHURCH, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Ralph SHEPPARD in Toronto, Canada, for several months has returned to her home, at 213 Main street.
Lewis GRACEY, student at Staunton Military Academy, Staunton, Vt., is spending a weeks vacation with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Lewis GRACEY.
Mrs. Isabelle T. SHELDON, who has been staying with her brother, Morris TRACEY, in Syracuse during the winter, returned Thursday to this village.
Mrs. William BENNETT and little son, Walter, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. HENDRICKS. Mrs. BENNETT has returned this week from a trip to New York City.
Miss Marjorie J. REILLY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas REILLY of Chicago, and Darrell R. MORROW, formerly of Penn Yan, were united in marriage on Saturday, March 21, 1946 at 1:45 pm, in Chicago.
Mrs. George E. BULLOCK, of Western Springs, Illinois, is staying at the home of Mrs. F. G. HALLETT, East Main street, who is very ill. Also, Mrs. Glezen WILCOX, of Fairport, is at the home of Mrs. HALLETT this week.
Announcement is made of the engagement of Miss Jean BASSAGE, dau of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer BASSAGE, Court street, to Hobart W. HONDORF, of San Pedro, Calif., son of Mr. and Mrs. Hobart G. HONDORF, of Rochester.
John C. FOX, of Penn Yan and Ralph SHEPHARDSON of Dundee, have been elected as two of Governors of the Finger Lakes Chapter of American Institute of Banking. Clarence R. ANDREWS, also of Penn Yan, was named a member of the education committee.
Firemen were called to the Mrs. Anna CONNERS house, 209 Liberty Street, Friday evening, where the wires on an electric heater had burned off, damaging the bathroom. On Sunday afternoon they were called to South Avenue to extinguish a grassfire.
A memorial service will be held in the Gorham Baptist Church, Sunday, in honor of Major W. E. HURLBUTT, of Stanley, who was shot down over Japan. Johnston-Costello Post, American Legion, Penn Yan, is in charge of the service and Rev. Royal N. JESSUP, of Penn Yan, will deliver the message.
GERALD W. HAMANN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Hamann,
IN JAPS PRISON
RICHARD MAYNARD was stationed on
Tonawandans were captured in the epic defense of the
M 2/e ROBERT J. DICK,
THE SOLOMONS -
MM2/e STEPHEN SIKORA. still firing his AA-gun, was blown to bits by direct hit from one of 18 Jap bombers attacking his destroyer, S.S. Colhoun, convoying ammunition and landing - troops at
Guadalcanal and Tulagi,
F. KANIA, son of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Kania,
Sl/c ROY F. RECH,
son of Mrs. Charles W. Loucks,
MERLE HARTBURG, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Hartberg,
CARRIER -WASP -
as well as men were being lost, especially during the first two years of war.
Jap subs and planes were concentrating upon our aircraft carriers. When the
carrier Wasp was torpedoed
and went down on
REED, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Watson,986
sour forces in the Pacific were built up, several local men like DONALD
was S/Sgt. WARREN J.
HARRY D. BACON,
American submarines penetrated Japanese waters immediately after
advances were being made in the Pacific,
Notall deaths were due to gunfire. Tropical life plagued troops with fevers.
veteran of 20 combat flights and son of Mr. and Mrs.
October 1944, we landed on
l/c ANGELO GRJMALOI. On the Minesweeper
Long, which was credited with destruction of an enemy submarine and which sailed into
On Jan 17, 1945, just six days after the first landings on Luzon, an enemy shell exploded a mortar's ammunition, wounding 2nd Lt CLEMENSSTRATZ, a graduate of THS and the University of Buffalo. He helped evacuate nine of the wounded men and, upon returning to thespot a second time, was killed by an enemy tank. For this he received the Silver Star posthumously.
who had lived i the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. J.
father of four children and a well-known athlete and sports writer in the
Tonawandas who had moved to
ALFRED F. GREENBURG
was seriously wounded at
was assaulted by picked troops almost four years after its surrender T/4MARTIN SEAL, formerly of NTHS, paratrooper who participated in the 1700man mass parachute drop in New Guinea, was killed storming that famous
fortress on Feb. 19, 1945. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Jacob Seal, RFD2,
Twin City Marines gave their lives in the battle for
CHESTER YUREK,993 Walck road, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Yurek,
was one. He died on
son of Mr. and Mrs.
Pfc. HARRY HARNISCH, whose remark, "To hell with the noise," made as he resumed the advance on Namur earlier in the war after a nearby explosion had thrown him into the sea, had won him the reputation of being a fighting man, was killed on Iwo Jima on Feb. 24, 1945.
who had taken part in the invasions of
ROBERT C. SHIESLEY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Shiesley,
ROMEO C. BORRETTE,
106 Vandervoort street, was killed on
ICBN C. BOLLES,
who lived at
the Air Corps, operating from newly won bases, could press the war to the
heart of Japan itself, raiding
now the war in
Penn Yan Democrat, Penn Yan, NY Friday May 9, 1947 pg5 by Dianne Thomas
Chester BURDICK, 31;William ENGLISH, 53, and Albert LILLER, 41,all of Cameron Mills, were arrested by State troopers at that place, Friday, on charges of burglary, petit larceny and malicious mischief alleged to have been committed at the farm property of Mrs. Lila ROOF, at Branchport, on April 26. Troopers Ralph FITZWATER, G. R. CABONEY, Frank DONOVAN and A. F. RYDER, have been working on the case. Complaint was made by Leslie McLOUD, caretaker, that boards had been torn from the side of the building and a phonograph was missing. The Troopers found part of the phonograph cabinet at a farmhouse which had been occupied by the three men who had been working as loggers. District Attorney Homer C. PELTON, allowed the three men to plead to charges of petit larceny, and at arraignment before Peace Justice Blaine SHAW, in Italy, Saturday, a $5 fine was paid by each and a 30 day jail sentence suspended, providing they made repairs to the building and pay for the phonograph.
MILLERD - JENSEN: Miss Pauline JENSEN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter JENSEN, Penn Yan, RD 4 and Oakleigh MILLERD, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles MILLERD, Geneva, RD 1, were married Apr 20, 1947, in the 1st Presbyterian Church manse, Geneva, Rev. Frederick L. HARPER, pastor, performed the ceremony. The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a pink dress and a corsage of white carnations. Mrs. Robert HOEFLER was bridesmaid and wore a black suit and corsage of pink carnations. Robert HOEFLER was best man. A bridal shower was given Friday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Peter JENSEN, Penn Yan, RD 4, in honor of the bride. Guests included Mrs. Oakleigh MILLERD, Mrs. Charles MILLERD, Mrs. Herman RASSMUSSEN, Mrs. Harold ANDERSEN, Mrs. Chris JENSEN, Mrs. Harold EVERSON, Mrs. Neils JENSEN, Mrs. PETERSON, Mrs. Martena CHRISTENSEN, and Miss Marlene RASSMUSSEN. [Engagement was announced Oct 25, 1946, same paper]
WALKER - CREVELLING: Miss Lois B. CREVELLING, nurse at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, daughter of Charles CREVELLING, 228 Hamilton Street, Penn Yan, and Gordon S. WALKER, 406 Liberty street, son of Mr. and Mrs. James WALKER of Buffalo, were married at the Baptist parsonage Tuesday evening, May 6, 1947, by Rev. Francis GLENISTER, who performed the single ring ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. C. Walter CREVELLING, brother and sister in law of the bride, attended the couple. The bride wore grey and white and a corsages of red rosebuds. The matron of honor wore brown and a corsage of red and white buds. Mr. and Mrs. WALKER will make their home in Penn Yan, where he is a Navy inspector at the duPont plant at Dresden.
BECKER - MORSE: The chapel at the Penn Yan Methodist church was the scene Sunday, May 4, 1947,at 1 p.m., of the wedding of Miss Clara MORSE and William BECKER, both of Canton. Rev. Ellroy VAN DYKE performed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Charles LEWIS, daughter and son in law of the groom, were the attendants.
WARE - CLARK: Miss Rhoda Jean CLARK, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd CLARK, Penn Yan, RD 2, and Donald Richard WARE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis WARE, of South Bend, Ind., were married in Geneva, Sunday, May 4, by Rev. Charles Arthur SMITH. The were attend by William and Agnes HUSTED.
NORRIS - MATTISON: Mrs. Emma MATTISON, North Main street and Leon J. NORRIS of Penn Yan, were married in the chapel of the Penn Yan Methodist church, Friday, May 2, 1947, at 4 pm, Rev. E. D. VANDYKE officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar MICKELSON were the only attendants.
T/5 Anker B. POULSEN, who is with the occupation troops, is spending a 30 day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chris POULSEN, Hamilton street. "Vic", enlisted in the fall of 1945 for 3 years and will return to Germany, where he has been stationed. He was employed at Market Basket Super Market, before his enlistment.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Tues June 17, 1947 by: GSubyak@aol.com
SMITH - At the home, 20 Oxford St., Brockport, Monday, June 16, 1941, Mrs. Adora M. SMITH, widow of William SMITH. She leaves one son, Alva SMITH of Fairport; two daughters, Mrs. Fern SMITH of Canandaigua and Mrs. Gladys LINCOLN, Brockport; one brother, Arthur MILLER, Penn Yan; one grandson, Chauncey SMITH, Canandaigua. Funeral services at the home Thursday at 1 o'clock, DST, Rev. D. R. KLINGLER officiating. Interment at Italy Hill. Penn Yan papers please copy.
Penn Yan Courier Thursday, September 18,1947 by Dianne Thomas
PENN YAN BRIEFS:
Mrs. Frank E. MONNIN and Miss Ada MITCHELL have been on a motor trip to Bangor, Maine.
Mr. and Mrs. Irwin HALL of Painted Post, were weekend guests of his brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Claude C. HALL, Lake street.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald BULLOCK and daughters arrived Friday from Wyncote, Pa., for a week's stay with relatives.
Ed POND attended a basketball and soccer clinic held for a week by Ithaca College at its summer camp near Ithaca.
Michael TERPOLILLI, a graduate of Penn Yan Academy and a sophomore in Ithaca College, is playing guard on the varsity football squad.
Richard MORROW and Norman WILBER left Sunday for a visit with the former's brother, Darrell MORROW in Chicago.
Kenneth ADAMS, meat cutter for twenty years, employed at the Hoban Market, Elm Street, has moved to Dundee to engage in business. He plans to open his new market the last of this month.
Trooper and Mrs. A. F. RYDER of Auburn, are spending two weeks on a fishing trip at the 1,000 Islands. Trooper RYDER is attached to the Penn Yan substation, New York State Police.
Lee FOSTER, Rochester, was a guest at the home of his brother in law, George W. BREWSTER, 238 East Elm Street, over the weekend. The two men who formerly lived at Fox Mills, Penn Yan, had not seen each other in 20 years.
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney FRANK and daughter, Jacqueline, have moved to Rochester. Jacqueline will enter East High School and Mrs. FRANK will take a special course at University of Rochester. They have rented their Clinton street residence.
Clare BOGUE, tree surgeon, removed one of the oldest landmarks at entrance to the courthouse park, last week. The old hard maple tree, at least 100 years old, on the south side of the main walk, had decayed to such an extent that it was a threat to safety.
Prof. and Mrs. A. A. DeBARD, Milford, Conn., visited friends at Keuka Park and Penn Yan last weekend on their way home after attending a wedding in Rochester. The couple formerly lived at the Park, when Prof. DeBARD was a member of the faculty at Keuka college.
Mrs. Fred S. HALLOWELL, regent of Guyanoga Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Mrs. J. M. WARD attended the meeting of the Finger Lakes Regions' Round Table last Monday at the Wagner, Bath. Luncheon was at 1 p.m., followed by the business meeting. The Round Table is comprised of 22 DAR chapters of Western New York.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene B. LINKOUS of Pulaski, VA., announce the engagement of their daughter, Frances, to Warren K. MORSE, son of Mrs. Philip MORSE, Violet Avenue, and the late Mr. MORSE. The bride elect is employed at Gorton Coy, Penn Yan, and Mr. MORSE is employed at the Howard L. SPRAGUE farm, at Hall. The wedding will take place Oct. 26 in Penn Yan Methodist Church.
Nora, 4 and Frank Jr., 2, children of Mr. and Mrs. Frank DONOVAN, 210 Elm Street, were hosts to several young friends Thursday, in honor of their respective birthdays. Nora's birthday falls on September 11 and in as much as that of her small brother is only four days later, September 15, the two occasions were combined. Guests attending were Barbara HATCH, Connie and Dick CROWEL, Evelyn and Harold NARAGON, Dawn BOLGER, Susan GUILE, Terry Ann and Dale TONES, Bobbie NELSON.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Sat Oct 18, 1947 by: GSubyak@aol.com
BLODGETT - In this city, Oct. 17, 1947, Ella BLODGETT of 564Monroe Ave., widow of Case W. BLODGETT. Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Clara A. FRANCIS; one grandson, George C. FRANCIS, both of Rochester; one brother, Elmer McGRADY of Clifton Springs; three great-grand children; several nieces. Friends may call at Timmerman Funeral Home, 510 Monroe Ave., where services will be held Sunday at 1:30 o'clock. Burial in Penn Yan, N.Y., Rev. Lee BYNON officiating.
Chronicle Express, November 30,1950 contributed by M. Kelly
Cloyse Mothersell, Yates County's youngest sulky race driver, purchased twin two-year olds at a sale of race horses at Harrisburg a few days ago. Both
colts are pacers and are named Victory Jack and Victory Jill. As soon as the horses were transferred to him,
Cloyse, who is 17,immediately made out papers giving Victory Jack to his younger brother, Lawrence, who is 11 years old. The brothers will break and train
the colts and expect to race them next summer. The boys are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Mothersell of Rushville.
Cloyse has been driving in races for the past three years, ever since he was 14, and has already made a favorable name for himself on local racetracks. Preferring pacers to trotters, Cloyse has a stable of four pacers besides the twins he just purchased. Oldest of these and most familiar to racing fans of this area is Hi Mazie, older pacer who used her experience in acquainting her youthful driver with the tricks of the county fair circuit tracks. Together, they have won a fair amount of the prize money awarded for heats in Mazie's class.
Cloyse also owns Sergeant Frank and Sunday's Heir, and another colt which has never been raced, Stewart's Lady. With envious eyes on his brother's record, Lawrence is following just as fast as he can and he and Victory Jack will start training together.
Mrs. Alice Pulver Succumbs at 88; Funeral Wednesday
Yan, Mar 26 -Mrs. Alice E . Pulver, 88, Penn
Yan, died in Seneca county this morning. The
body is at Thayer funeral chapel where friends may call today and tomorrow
from 2-4 and 7-9 p. m. Funeral
services will be held in the chapel Wednesday at 2 p. m. Rev. John
F. McCloy, pastor of the Presbyterian church, will officiate. Burial will be in
born in the town of
Mrs. Coffin, 74, Dies in Bellona; Funeral Wednesday
Mar. 28 - Mrs. Margaret O. Coffin, 74, wife of Alva
Coffin, died Saturday at the home of her son, Dewitt,
after a long illness. Funeral
service will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Bennett funeral home,
born in the town of Benton and lived in Bellona most of her life. Last February
she and her husband celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary. She was a member of the former Bellona Methodist church and of
the Bellona Grange. Surviving
in addition to her husband and son, is another son, Duane,
Edward Perry, 79, Dies in Branchport; Funeral Tomorrow
Yan, Mar. 26 – Edward Perry, 79, Branchport,
died Saturday night. (
Mr. Perry was born in Herkimer and had made his home in Branchport for several years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jessie Ingram Perry; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Rugg, Chubb Hollow; Mrs. George Forsling, Branchport; seven grandchildren; and 14great-grandchildren.
Easter Date Recurs After 57 Year Wait - Malone, Mar. 26 (AP) - Miss Mary M. Ghostlaw, who was born on Easter Sunday. Mar. 23. 1804, waited 57 years for her birthday again to coincide with Easter. Miss Ghostlaw, a registered nurse, had no special celebration because she is caring for her mother, Mrs. Martha Queier, who is ill at home.
According to the Christian calendar, yesterday was Miss Ghostlaw's only chance to celebrate her birthday on Easter until after the year 2,000. The holy day is reckoned as the first Sunday after the full moon which occurs on, or next after, March 21.
Bellona Man Arrested on Bad Check Count
Yan, Mar. 36 – Charles Newell, 36, of
Bellona, posted $25 bail Saturday at his arraignment before
Police Justice Ralph Goundry, to insure
appearance Apr. 6, in justice court before Peace Justice George
arrest Saturday was on a warrant forwarded from Troop A,
Geneva Daily Times Tuesday April 1, 1952 by: Dianne Thomas
Daub Search Continued As Survivor Points Out Probable Death Location -
PENN YAN - Mrs. Isabel Corder pointed out the approximate spot Monday afternoon which apparently swallowed up Charles Daub, Saturday night. Mrs. Corder rode to the location in a powerboat with Sheriff Jay Fitzwater, In spite of her grueling experience Saturday night when she was kept afloat by the help of Daub, Mrs. Corder pointed out the spot where in a quick turn, the 25-horsepower motorboat capsized and dashed the couple into the icy waters off Bluff Point.
Mrs. Corder - returned to her work as dental assistant at the office of Dr. J. Harvey Wheeler, Penn Yan dentist, this morning. She still is suffering shock from the hour long immersion in the chill lake waters.
Her trip to the spot in Lake Keuka about one-third of the distance from Lakeside Park shore to Bluff Point, was to assist in finding the body of Daub, Sayre, Pa., railroad man who lost his life about one minute before rescuers arrived and hauled Mrs. Corder from the lake.
At the scene Monday were Daub's father, who mourned the loss of his 30-year-old son, and father of two children. He said he wished he "could at least have the comfort of finding the body and laying it to rest."
His grief was doubled by the fact that a few months ago he lost another son, a 19 year old youth, who suffered a fatal heart attack.
The drowning occurred across the lake line in Yates County. It first was thought to have been in Steuben county.
Sheriff Jay Fitzwater is in charge of dragging operations. Monday, 14 boats were at the scene and more were offered, but man-power was lacking.
Equipment was expected to be on hand today from Hornell, Bath, Waverly, Sayre, Corning in addition to the Penn Yan equipment, which has been on the job since the accident.
It was disclosed Monday that the heavy sheep-lined navy Jacket which Mrs. Corder was wearing, helped to keep her afloat longer than Daub, who wore a plaid wool jacket. It was said that the natural grease in the sheep wool repelled soaking.
The Naples Record Wednesday April 2, 1952
Charles Daub, 30, of Sayre, Pa., drowned in Lake Keuka, Saturday, March 29, 1952, when a power boat capsized.
Dinehart, 80, Dies in Guyanoga; Rites Are Saturday
body is at the Wade Logan Funeral home. Penn Yan. Friends may call Friday from
survived by two sons, Charles of Penn Yan and Peter
of Guyanoga; a daughter, Mrs. Clinton Grove of Guyanoga; a sister Mrs. Arthur Rowe,
Searchers Balked by Keuka’s Waters -
Yan - The turbulent waters of
Penn Yan Chronicle Express Mar11, 1954 by Bruce Sherwood
Harry Daggett, 48, of Highland Drive in Penn Yan, died
Saturday night, March 6, 1954, at 9 o'clock when his station wagon was struck by
an eastbound freight train at the Winton Road south crossing of the New York
Central railroad in the Town of Henrietta, near Rochester.
Mr. Daggett was thrown clear of the wreckage and was found lying near the tracks with is skull crushed. The train was in charge by Conductor Gordon Faurnier and the engineer was George Buckton, both of Syracuse, Chief Brakeman, F. J. Gerger, also of Syracuse, stated that Mr. Daggett apparently never saw the train. Last rites were performed at the scene by the Rev. William Naughton of St. Anne's church. Mr. Daggett was pronounced dead by a physician from the Genesee Hospital. Mr. Daggett was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Fred and Mary Rugabar Daggett. A veteran construction worker, he was employed as construction superintendent for the Rocell Company of Rochester. Mr. Daggett had worked on both the Dresden and Watkins Road when they were constructed some 20 years ago. He was a member of the Livonia Masonic lodge.
Mr. Daggett is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Mortensen Daggett of Penn Yan; a son Donald with the US Air Force at Kelly Field, Texas; four daughters, Miss Janice Daggett at home, Miss Ellen Daggett of Rochester, Mrs. Patrick D'Amico and Mrs. Donald Curbeau, both of Penn Yan; his mother, Mrs. Mary Daggett of Holcomb; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Ingham of Penn Yan and Mrs. Mabel Benn of Elmira; six brothers, Floyd of Westfield, Pa., Earl of Branchport, Arthur of Prattsburg, Glenn and Leon, both of Holcomb, and Arlie of Canandaigua and four grandchildren.
Donald Daggett of U. S. Air Force was flown home from Texas and arrived in Penn Yan on Sunday afternoon. Funeral services for Mr. Daggett were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Weldon Funeral home. The Rev. David Leach, pastor of Penn Yan Baptist Church officiated. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery.
Geneva Times Tuesday Aug
20, 1957 by: Dianne
Mrs. Amelia LEGG - Penn Yan - Funeral services for Mrs. Amelia Jane LEGG, 88, 103 Hamilton St., will be held at the Thayer funeral chapel at 2:30 pm Thursday. The Rev. Sheldon STEVENSON, pastor of the Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be in the Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today and Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.
Mrs. LEGG, widow of Henderson LEGG, died Monday at Soldiers Memorial Hospital where she was admitted Aug 4, for treatment for a broken hip received in a fall at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Christian NEILSEN, South Ave. She was born in England, daughter of Edward and Maris Scott GRIFFITH. She was a member of Amity Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star; White Shrine; Phil Sheridan Circle; WSCS and Methodist Church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Christian NEILSEN, Penn Yan; two sons, Ralph, Penn Yan and Carlton, Troy; one sister, Mrs. Gilman WOOD, West Bloomfield, two grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
was a member of the Geneva
G. Sisson -
are his widow, Mrs. Marjorie Evans Sisson; two
sons, Evans W., Leicester; James
Oh.; one brother, Clarence, Penn Yan; one
sister, Mrs. Irene Coates,
Unknown Newspaper October 1958 contributed by: Cathy Coon
FRED J. BAILEY - Fred J. Bailey, 89, of Penn Yan, died early Sunday, Oct. 5, 1958, at the home of Mrs. Emma Reichold of 107 Benham Street, where he had made his home for the past few years. A native of Hammondsport, he was the son of Irwin and Sarah VanGelder Bailey. He was a carpenter by trade and had been a resident of Penn Yan for the past 25 years. Mr. Bailey is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Edith Smith of Fairport; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Miller and Mrs. George Schoeffter, both of Hammonsport; three grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Thayer Funeral Chapel where services were held at 2 p. m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Sheldon Stephenson, pastor of the Penn Yan Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport.
Unknown Newspaper December 1958 contributed by: Cathy Coon
MRS. ANNA BAILEY
Mrs. Anna Bailey died at her home, 110 Wagener Street in Penn Yan on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1958. She was the widow of Clarence Bailey, to whom she was married March 2, 1904. Mr. Bailey died April 11, 1952. Born in Monterey in Schuyler County, Mrs. Bailey was the daughter of Philip and Julia Travis. She passed her lifetime in Penn Yan, where she was a member of the First Methodist Church, of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the War Dads Auxiliary. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Laura Kline of Corning, Mrs. Charles Jacobs of Geneva, Mrs. Howard Denison of Penn Yan, Mrs. George Decker of Seneca Castle, Mrs. Ralph Rogers of Penn Yan; two sons, Paul and Jack, both of Elkland, Pa.; 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Friends called at the Thayer Funeral Chapel where services were held Tuesday, with the Rev. Sheldon Stephenson, Methodist pastor, officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery.
Geneva Daily Times Monday Mar 23, 1959 by: Dianne Thomas
Francis E. Bolan - PENN YAN - Funeral services for Francis E. Bolan, 204 Cypress street, St.. Rochester, formerly of Penn Yan, will be held at 8:45 a. m. Tuesday at N. J. Miller Sons Funeral Home, 1625 Mt. Hope Ave., Rochester, followed by requiem Mass at St. Boniface Chapel at 9: 15 a.m. Burial will be in St. Michaels Cemetery, Penn Yan.
Mr. Bolan, born in Penn Yan, son of William and Nellie Tierney Bolan, was educated in the village schools and was employed for several years in the local store of Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. He went to Rochester about 20 years ago and had been employed as attendant at Monroe County Hospital.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Elma Dimmick Bolan; four stepsons, Albertus, Robert. Philip and George Tegart; and one sister. Miss Helen Bolan, Penn Yan.
Geneva Daily Times Monday April 9, 1960 by: Dianne Thomas
Miss Agnes E. Murphy - GENEVA - Funeral services for Miss Agnes E. Murphy will be held at the home of her niece, Mrs. William A. Dinan Jr., 130 William St., on Monday at 8:30 a. m. At 9 a. m. a service will be conducted at St. Stephens Church; burial will be in St. Michaels Cemetery, Penn Yan.
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