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Rochester Republican, Rochester, Monroe, NY Aug 10, 1848 contributed by G. Subyak
SUICIDE AT THE LUNATIC ASYLUM - We learn from the Dundee Record, that Mr. John RICE, a resident of that town, committed suicide at the Utica Insane Asylum, a few days since, by cutting his throat with a piece of a dull case knife. Surgical assistance was immediately rendered, his throat again sewed up, and every effort made for him preservation; but shortly after he suddenly forced his fingers into the wound and tore it open, telling his attendants to let him die. The wound and the injuries inflicted in tearing it open, proved fatal in a little while.
Rochester Republican, Rochester, Monroe, NY Aug 18, 1848
DIED: In Starkey, on the 7th inst., Anthony SHARP, aged 70 years.
Rochester Republican, Rochester, NY Sept 28, 1848 contributed by G. Subyak
In Starkey Corners, on the 13th inst., Mr. LEWIS B. OVENSHIRE to Miss Sophronia R. HYATT, both of Starkey.
Rochester Republican, Rochester, Monroe, NY July 12, 1849 contributed by G. Subyak
Marriage - In Starkey, on Monday morning, July 2d., by the Rev. Mr. BISSELL, Mr. George H. PARKS, and Miss Juline (H)OLLISTER, both of Dundee.
Union & Advertiser, Rochester, NY Sat Aug 22, 1868 contributed by G. Subyak
FIRE AT DUNDEE - A block at Dundee, Yates County, was destroyed on Thursday morning. The sufferers are J. D. FOWLER, grocer, J. BACKMAN, druggist, M. GRANT, clothing store, J. C. FANNING, saloon, BEEBE & SAGE, boots and shoes, J. DEMMARY, tin and hardware. The insurance is but partial. Fire probably made by an incendiary.
Yates County Chronicle 3 July 1873 contributed by Linda Roberts
The Observer, Dundee, NY – Wednesday, May 30, 1888
contributed by Cathy Coon
BIRTHS - Last Thursday afternoon a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Beam, in this village, and a son to Mr. and Mrs. Stacy Millard at Crystal Springs.
The Observer – Wednesday, June 20, 1888
contributed by Cathy Coon
The remains of Mr. Hiram Bell Holden, who died in Elmira a few days ago, were brought to this village yesterday and interred in the Presbyterian cemetery.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Tuesday June 12, 1894 contributed by GSubyak@aol.com
Hon. John T. ANDREWS, a prominent and well known citizen of Yates county, died at his home in Dundee about 12;30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Mr. ANDREWS was a member of congress from this district 1837 and 1839 on the last survivor of the 25th congress. He had just passed his 91st birthday. He will be buried from his residence to-morrow at 2 o'clock by the Masonic order. John T. ANDREWS 2nd, of Penn Yan is a nephew.
Penn Yan Democrat Friday July 7, 1899 contributed by Dianne Thomas
DUNDEE - Attempted Suicide - Boy Ran away with A Horse and Buggy -
Last week, it said, Anson BURDETT took a large dosage of Paris Green with the intention of committing suicide, but a physician was secured in time to save his life.
G. Washington HAYES received a letter from his son, Fred, who is now with his regiment stationed at Ft. Sandiego. He gives some exciting details of his experience as a soldier.
Mrs. Lelia P. COYKENDALL and daughter have gone to spend a few weeks with her parents, Edward and Mrs. PIERCE, of Olean.
Harry L. JONES has been appointed by Judge Jahn T. KNOX as Dundee's side-path commissioner in the county board of sidepath commissioners.
Wellington SMITH has just become the owner of a colt of remarkable speed. It has already made a record of 2:16.
Mrs. M. DISBROW has been at Penn Yan a few days, visiting friends.
William FANCHER and family expect to leave here this week for their new home at Somer, Conn.
Deputy Sheriff W. D. HAYS went to Mecklengburg to look after a young man who ran away with his mother's horse and buggy. He did not succeed in finding the object of his search, but the chap was afterwards captured near Corning and brought back to Dundee.
Samuel LOOMIS expects the arrival in this village this week, of a new engine and threshing machine. In the race for grain crops to thresh in the best manner LOOMIS does not intend to be left in the rear of the procession.
The case of Herbert JONES will be taken before the grand jury, he having given bonds for his appearance there.
The SMITH family reunion last Thursday at the home of Clarence SMITH was one which made it evident that the SMITHS are not yet extinct. There are still enough of that name left to make glad those of other names, and the larger number at this family gathering made it an occasion of much enjoyment.
John SCOTT and wife have been at Reading, Pa., to visit his sister, Mrs. Nellie S. WOODWARD.
Lucy LOCKWOOD has gone on a visit with her parents at East Orange, and will remain a couple of weeks.
H. BUSH and wife of Schuyler visited their daughter, Mrs. J. B. SMITH, last Saturday.
On Monday Miss Bessie HOBART was so critically ill that it was deemed necessary to telegraph to Rochester for her mother.
On Thursday the will of Abel WARD was proven and letters of administration were given to Mrs. Celia WARD and Francis WARD.
On Monday, William D. SEAMANS commenced harvesting his wheat crop, which is earlier than that work has been done in several years.
James S. FROST of North Rush, who bought a piece of land from the LOSEY farm, is prepared to build a residence on it and with his family will come to Starkey to take up his home.
Attorney Lyman J. BASKIN was at Watkins last week, where he had several cases in court.
William F. SMITH was at Dresden last week, as the guest of Ralph BARTHOLOMEW.
Theodore SPENCE and his bride, Dorothy PENNEY, returned from their wedding tour last week, having visited Washington and several cities in the South.
Mace LOSEY, a student at Cornell University, has been spending his vacation with friends at Starkey and was the guest of Omer SMITH and family
Mrs. H. Dewey POTTER went to New York, last week, to remain two weeks.
J. W. CONKLIN has a new engine from the works of J. LEARY at Ithaca, for threshing the farmer's grain.
William PHILLIPS of Big Flats has been visiting his mother, Mrs. S. P. GROOM.
James B. EARL, who has just closed his Junior year at Cornell, is spending his vacation with friends in Starkey.
William BARTHOLMEW and wife were calling on friends in Starkey the fore part of the week.
For the past two weeks, Martha MEDDICK of North Hector, has been with her sister, Mrs. W. M. OSGOOD, and other friends in this town.
Floyd SHOEMAKER, a grandson of John SHOEMAKER, writes that he arrived at Manilla all right. The transport ws 18 days going from Honolulu.
Daisy FOWLER went last week to Monterey, where she is the guest of Mrs. S.W. SHANNON.
John S. CONNOLLY and wife are visiting her parents, Frank and Mrs. PLAISTED at Bradford.
George BEARDSLEY and wife of Ovid, Mich., have been the guests of Robert SPENCE and his sisters, Gertrude and Kate.
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