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Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser Rochester, NY, Sat Jan 2, 1900 contributed by: G.Subyak
Final meetings of the creditors of FrankJ. WELLS of Penn Yan and Mortimer J. HOYT ofPotter, bankrupts, will be held before United States Judge JohnR. HAZEL at Elmira on the 12th inst.
Yates County Chronicle Wednesday April 16,1902 contributedby: Cathy Coon
MARRIED - LANE - TOSEY -At the Potter Place, Yates county, N. Y., March 19, 1902, by the Rev.F. Ray Andrews, Ernest J. Lane and Clara E. Tosey,both of Potter
DEATHS - TINNEY - At his residence in VineValley, Wednesday, April 9, 1902, C. W. Tinney,aged 78 years.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Tuesday Apr 28, 1903 contributedby: GSubyak@aol.com
ALICE FITCH vs HENRY CONWAY
Les pendens have been filed with County Clerk Henry REED, at Penn Yan, in thefollowing Supreme Court action: Alice FITCH vs Henry CONWAY and others.The property on which it is sought to foreclose is situated in the town ofPotter, and consists of about twenty-one acres of land. The mortgage bearsthe date of March 10, 1897.
AWARDS WILL SOON BE ANNOUNCED - Five bids have been received by PostmasterGeorge R. CORNWELL, of PennYan, for the service of carrying the United States mails to and from thePenn Yan, Keuka Park & Branchport Electric Railway and the NorthernCentral Railway, in Penn Yan. The award will be announced from Washingtonwithin a short time.
Penn Yan Democrat, Penn Yan, NY July 31, 1908 contributed by: M. Kelly [d.2009]
Died at his home near Rossberg, Allegany County, NY ,June23,1908 of cancer of the stomach. He was born Oct 21, 1833,son of Abram and AnnaRobinson. On 11/4/1860 he married Augusta Oakley and had one son,Miles, who waskilled in a railroad wreck. Mrs. Robeson died 3/9/1866, of consumption. Hemarried for his second wife, Philana Bentley 1/1/1868 and had six children,Mary, Cynthia, Bertha, Charles, Pheobe and James. He is survived by his wife andthree children. For many years he resided in Potter, NY and was well known andrespected by all. About 22 years since he removed to Allegany County, where heresided until his death. He was a great sufferer for many months but wascheerful and patient until the last and was conscious that his end was near. Hisfuneral service were held on Thursday,June 21.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Tuesday,January 12,1915 contributed by: G.Subyak
MRS. JOSEPH FARNSWORTH - Blood Poisoning from Needle CausesDeath of Rushville Woman
Rushville, Jan. 10 - The death of Mrs. Ella VAN EPPS FARNSWORTH occurred earlySunday morning in her late home in North Main street this village, aged 59 years.Death resulted from blood poisoning, which started about two weeks ago when shepricked herself with a needle.
She was a daughter of John and Anna VAN EPPS and had always lived in thisvicinity. Besides her husband, Joseph FARNSWORTH,she leaves a son anddaughter, John FARNSWORTH and Mrs. Ella GOODRICH all of Rushville, and asister, Mrs. Hiram FERGUSON, of Ferguson Corners. The funeral will be heldfrom the home Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. R. C. SPEER officiating.Interment in Rushville cemetery.
PennYan Democrat, Friday May 11,1917 contributed by:DianneThomas
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday June 17, 1921 Pg 5, col 3 contributed by: Ron Hanley
DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE Rochester,Monroe Co, NY June 28, 1917 contributed by: SylviaOlson
DeWICK - BATES
Rushville, June 27. - The marriage of Miss Alice BATES,elder daughter of Mrs. Nellie BATES, of thisvillage, and Floyd F. DeWICK of Middlesex, tookplace at the home of the bride's mother at 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Rev.G. F. CRAWFORD, pastor of Middlesex M. E. Church, performing theceremony. The only witnesses were the bride's mother and sister, MissEdith BATES. The bride is a daughter of L. R. BATES,former sheriff of Yates, county, who died a few months ago. Mr.and Mrs. DeWICK will go in a few days to his farm in West Italy wherethey will make their home.
JohnB. SCHWEICKHARD. Rushvllle - April 19, 1923
Thedeath of John Benjamin SCHWEICKHARD occurredTuesday morning at his home farm in the town of
Sixdaughters and three sons survive him; Miss IdaSCHWEICKHARD who lived with her father; Mrs. AlbertOSWALD of Potter, Mrs. E. J. HERSHEY of Gorham, Mrs.Dora PEARSON, Miss Grace SCHWEICKHARD and Miss Hazel SCHWEICKHARD, all ofRochester; Frank SCHWEICKHARD of Potter,William SCHWEICKHARD of
Thefuneral service will be held in St. John's Lutheran-church, Potter, Friday at thechurch, Rev. C W. Fleischer will officiate.Interment in Schumann cemeterywhere members of Rushville Lodge of F. and A.M., of which Mr.SCHWEICKHARD was one of its oldestmembers, will conduct the Masonic burial service.
thechurch, Rev. C W. Fleischer will officiate.Interment in Schumann cemeterywhere members of Rushville Lodge of F. and A.M., of which Mr.SCHWEICKHARD was one of its oldestmembers, will conduct the Masonic burial service.
Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY Friday, April 20, 1923 pg 4 contributed by:DianneThomas
JohnB. SCHWEICKHARD died on Tuesday morning (Apr 17th) of neuralgia of the heartafter an illness of three weeks. He was born on Dec 21, 1847, on the farmin the town of Potter where he had always lived and where his deathoccurred. He was a son of Benjamin and Salome Hoeltzel SCHWEICKHARDand was the last of the family. His wife died in 1917 and since then hisdaughter, Miss Ida SCHWEICKHARD, has lived with and cared for her fatheron the homestead.
He issurvived by 6 daughters and 3 sons, Mrs. Albert OSWALD and Miss IdaSCHWEICKHARD of Potter; Mrs. E. J. HERSHEY of Gorham; Mrs. DoraPIERSON, Miss Grace and Miss Hazel SCHWEICKHARD, of Rochester; FrankSCHWEICKHARD of Potter; William SCHWEICKHARD of Benton andDeweySCHWEICKHARD of Geneva.
He wasone of the oldest members of Rushville Lodge, F & A M. The funeral serviceswill be held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon from St. John's Lutheran Church,Rev. C. W. FLEISCHER officiating. There will be a Masonic burialservice in Schuman cemetery.
Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua,NY Wednesday July 31,1929 contributed by: DianneThomas
The funeral of Mrs. Sylvia A.CRISS, whodied last week Sunday (July 21), was held at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs.Carl GREEN on Tuesday, July 23rd. Burial was name in Nettle Valleycemetery (Yates county).
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Sunday,January 3, 1937 (repeated Mon. Jan 4th) contributed by: G.Subyak
RAPP - Clarence R. RAPP entered into rest suddenly Jan. 1, 1937.He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, Hazel L. RAPP; one daughter,Genevieve; one son, Clarence Jr.; his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Peter RAPP and five brothers, Percy, Ira, Floyd and Howard of Rush, N. Y., and Hazen RAPP of Rochester,N. Y. The remains will rest at his home in Rush, N. Y., where thefuneral will take place Monday afternoon Jan. 4, 1937, at 2:30 o'clock.Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Rush, N. Y.
Penn Yan Democrat, Penn Yan,NY Friday May 7, 1937 contributed by: DianneThomas
WENTWORTH- To Mr. and Mrs. Clifton WENTWORTH of ItalyValley, Saturday, May 1, 1937, a daughter.
FINK- To Mr. and Mrs. Charles FINK, Penn Yan, RD 2, inSoldiers and Sailors Memorial hospital, Apr 30, 1937, a son.
PAYNE- To Mr. and Mrs. Fred PAYNE, Rushville,April 27, 1937, a son.
D'GLUGOSH- To Mr. and Mrs. Ignatius D'GLUGOSH of CrystalSprings, April 25, 1937, a daughter.
SCHMITT- To Mr. and Mrs. Frank SCHMITT, of Prattsburg,April 26, 1937, a daughter.
CRANDALL- To Mr. and Mrs. Ralph CRANDALL, ofWayne in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial hospital, Penn Yan, May 4, 1937, ason.
RITCHEY - In Penn Yan, Monday, May 3, Janice M. RITCHEY, 6.She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul RITCHEYof Penn Yan,; two sisters, Barbara, at home andLucille, of Canandaigua; three brothers, Byron,Gordon and Donald, at home. Funeral was held from Thayer funeralchapel, Thursday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. R.N. JESSUP,officiating. Burial in Lakeview cemetery. StubbyVAUGHN, Bobby WOODARD, Billy BRAINARD, Sonny HANSEN, playmates, acted asbearers.
SYMONDS- In Geneva hospital, Monday, May 3, Orris ThelmaSYMONDS, 27. Surviving are her husband, WilliamSYMONDS, Benton; two sons, Paul and William,at home; father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Emmette D.HARRISON of Italy Valley; two sisters, Mrs. HaroldJONES, Seneca Falls and Mrs. George CHIMES,Warsaw. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30o'clock atItaly Valley Church. Rev. L.S. BOYD ofGeneva, officiating. Burial in Italy Valley Cemetery.
RUGG- At the home of his daughter, Mrs. LinniaKIRKPATRICK, 209 East Elm Street, Thursday, April 29, WilliamF. RUGG, 80. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs.KIRKPATRICK, with whom he lived; Mrs. Harvey INGRAM,Starkey; one son, Ray RUGG, Penn Yan. Funeralservices were held from the KIRKPATRICK home,Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. R. N. JESSUPofficiating. Burial in Lakeview cemetery.
TOMION- At his home in Benton, Sunday, Jan. 30, Clarence0. TOMION, 49.
Heleaves his wife; his mother, Mrs. Alice TOMION, ofPotter; two brothers, Claude and Albert TOMION
ofBenton; two sisters, Mrs. Berlin HEY, and MissElsie TOMION, of Potter and an adopted sister, MissRuth
CRISS,of Potter. Funeral services were held at Thayer funeral chapel Wednesday afternoon at ,
Rev.Charles Smith, of Benton, and Rev. A. A. Foster,of Vai'ois, officiating. Burial in Schumanncemetery in Gorham.
CHRISTENSEN- At her home,
McKIE - At Soldiers and
Penn Yan Democrat, Penn Yan,NY Friday Aug 21,1942 contributed by: DianneThomas
COLGROVE- At Thompson Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, Aug. 12, toHarold and Phyllis English COLGROVE, a son.
HARTER- To Mr. and Mrs. Donald B. HARTER, Lexington,Mass., Aug. 17, 1942. a son, Thomas Wells HARTER. Mrs. HARTER was the former Miss Polly BINGHAM,daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. BINGHAM, West LakeRoad.
CHRISTENSEN- At his home in Bellona, Saturday, Aug 15, Carl JuliusCHRISTENSEN, 70. Besides his wife, Mrs. JuliaCHRISTENSEN, he leaves 4 sons, Helmer, Eilart andWesley, all of Bellona; Henry of Geneva; 4daughters, Mrs. Lynn ROSS, Mrs. Kenneth BUSH, Bellona; Mrs. Earl ROBBINS, Geneva; Mrs.Hugo PETERSEN, of Penn Yan; three brothers and two sisters inDenmark. Funeral services were held at Thayer funeral chapel, 201 East Elmstreet, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. AdolphKLOTH, of St. Pauls' Lutheran Church officiating. Burial in Bellona.
WORTMAN- At Soldiers and Sailors Memorial hospital, Sunday, Aug 16., HenryO. WORTMAN, 68. Besides his wife. Mrs. NellieWORTMAN, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. William KINYOUN,of Crosby; granddaughter, Mrs. Michael DAUGHERTY ofGeneva; nephew, Edwin KINYOUN of Crosby. Funeral services were held at the Thayer funeral chapel, 201 East Elm street,Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Earl W. CHAPIN,of Batavia, assisted by Rev. Harvey KESTER, Dundee.Burial in Tyrone.
One of Yates County's historic old landmarks was destroyed by fire of undetermined origin Tuesday when the farm dwelling owned and occupied by Earl DAGGETT, about one half mile west of Branchport, burned with an approximate loss of $2,500. The nine room dwelling, a Jerusalem landmark, was more than 100 years old. No one was at home at the time of the fire, DAGGETT having been called to Penn Yan by the illness of his father, Fred DAGGETT, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Branchport fire truck, in the charge of Virgil SUTHERLAND, answered the call but efforts to save the dwelling failed. No other buildings were burned. In addition to practically all household furnishings and personal belongings, DAGGETT lost 100 bushels of his 1942 wheat crop, which he had placed in the house to dry. DAGGETT said he had had no fire in the house, having eaten a cold lunch before coming to Penn Yan.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at his home in Italy Valley for Elmer HERRICK, 51, who was killed August 14, when caught in a buzz saw. Besides his wife, he leaves five children at home; his father, Charles HERRICK; his brother, Leon, both of Italy Valley; sister, Mrs. Elmer ANGEVINE, of Endicott. Rev. Charles S. EMERSON of Potter, officiated at the service and burial was in Italy Valley cemetery. HERRICK, a native of Italy Valley, was sawing logs at a saw mill located across the highway from his farm home, when a board became clogged in the saw carriage. In trying to push the board along, HERRICK'S arm was caught in the machine and he was drawn into the saw.
Miss Minnie Whitman, whohas been a patient in
Unknown Newspaper October 1953 contributed by Cathy Coon (from the scrapbook of Clara Starr Denison)
MRS. ALICE M. BALDWIN
Mrs. Alice M. Baldwin,76, died Sunday evening, Oct. 11, 1953, in Thompson Memorial hospital,Canandaigua, of a cerebral hemorrhage suffered about 10:30 that morning in herhome at Baldwin’s Corners, a short distance east of Rushville. She had seemed in her usual health that morning asshe did her work and dressed to attend church. Her daughter, Mrs.William Fisher, found her unconscious when she came to take her tochurch. She was taken to the hospital where she died about seven o’clockwithout regaining consciousness.
Mrs. Baldwin was bornin the Town of Italy, Yates county, Nov. 20, 1876, the daughter of Georgeand Nancy Griswold Pulver, and lived there until her marriage in 1898 to Alfred D. Baldwin. The next spring they tookup their residence in Rushville and later moved to the farm of his uncle, GeorgeBaldwin, which has since been her home. Her husband died in March, 1927.
She was a tireless worker in the Methodist churchesif Italy Hill and Rushville of which she has been a member since girlhood. Shewas also a member of the Evergreen class of the Methodist Sunday school and theWSCS of that church. She has been president of Rushville grange and RushvilleTuesday club.
Mrs. Baldwin issurvived by one daughter, Mrs. William Fisher ofRushville; two sons George Baldwin of Rushville,and Leslie Baldwin of Waterloo; one brother, JohnM. Pulver of Prattsburg; one granddaughter, Phyllis Baldwin of Waterloo;and several nieces and nephews.
A prayerservice for the family was held in the home Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 1:15 p. m.,followed by funeral services in Rushville Methodist church at 2 p. m. Rev.D. D. Cronk, pastor of the church, officiated. Burial was in Rushvillecemetery. (located in Ontario Co., NY) The familyhas requested that donations be made to the Cancer or Heart fund in lieu offlowers.
GORHAM- Mrs. Elizabeth SCHWEICKHARD, 91, widow of WilliamSCHWEICKHARD died Friday evening after a long illness.
Funeralservices will be Monday at 2 p. m. in the Crisfield Funeral Home at Gorham. Burial will be made in Schumancemeteryin the Town of
Mrs.SCHWEICKHARD was born in the town of
Mrs.Lillian B. WAGNER
CANANDAIGUA- Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian B. WAGNER, 67,20 Gorham St., who died yesterday in her home, will be Monday at 11 am at theKennedy and Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in
Mrs.WAGNER was thewidow of Orlo WAGNER and a native of Gorham. She is survived by a son, Harold YACKEL,Canandaigua, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
MichaelP. DOWNS - PENN YAN - Funeral services for Michael PatrickDOWNS, 16 month old son of Norman and TerryVermilye DOWNS Jr.of
Surviving,besides his parents, are one brother, Christopher;his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Charles VERMILYE; andhis paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman DOWNS,all of Penn Yan.
MIDDLESEX— Funeral services for Charles H. COLF, 61, ofMiddlesex, who died Friday in Thompson
Hospital,Canandaigua, were today at in the Moore Funeral Home,
Mr.COLF was born in the Town of
PENNYAN - Mrs. Meta Hyatt CHAFFEE, 85, a Penn Yanresident for many years, died Sunday at Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services will be at
Friendsmay call at the funeral chapel from today. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ross(Louise) SHADDOCK of Palmyra; and several grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.
IvanB. DREW -
PENNYAN - Ivan B. DREW, 61, of
Funeralservices will be at
Friendsmay call at the funeral home from 2-4 and Tuesday. Memorials contributions may be made tothe Heart Fund of Soldiers and
Mr.DREW was a member of the War Dads, the Penn Yan Moose Club and the FingerLakes Law Enforcement Assn. He was employed by Pierce Freight Lines and Penn YanExpress for over 35 years.
Survivingart his wife, Helen; one son,Robert of Penn Yan; a daughter, Mrs. Wesley (
AngeloPOVERO - GENEVA - Funeral servicesfor AngeloPOVERO, 66, of
InaM DAMUTH - GENEVA Funeral services forInaM DAMUTH, 91, formerly of 226 Exchange St.,who died Friday Founders Pavilion Nursing Home, in Corning following a longillness, were today at 2 p.m., in the Corwln Funeral Home. The Rev. ClydePetrle officiated. Burial was in SandhillCemetery.
Mrs.Hazel E. KING - CLIFTON SPRINGS - Mrs.Hazel E. KING, 82, of
Thereare no prior calling hours. Thewidow of the late T. Joseph KING, she is survivedby two brothers, AlbertVROOMAN of Clifton Springs, W. Leon SHORT of
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