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Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser Rochester, NY, Sat Jan 2, 1900 contributed by GSubyak@aol.com
Miss Mable EATON has been appointed post-mistress at Lakemont, vice John S. CHADWICK, resigned.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Sat Feb 23,1901 contributed by GSubyak@aol.com
CHILD'S SUDDEN DEATH
Susie LYNCH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy LYNCH, of Dundee, died Thursday about noon, having been ill less than twenty-four hours with spinal meningitis. She was 10 years of age. Her sudden demise has caused much sorrow among her many friends, as she was a beautiful child.
Miss Emily DAY died in Bellona Thursday with grip, aged 68 years.
Unknown Newspaper Jan 1906 contributed by Cathy Coon
WEAVER - Late Sunday night, Jan. 21, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ella Denison, of this village, Mrs. Mary Weaver passed away. She was born in Prattsburg, Steuben county, July 4,1832. Her maiden name was Lamphire. In 1854, she married John Weaver, who died Dec. 30, 1898. Three children survive: Mrs. Ella Denison, of this village, Mrs. Jennie Hynes of Elmira, and Chas.Weaver. The deceased was one of a family of thirteen children: John Lamphire of Penn Yan, Russel of North Cohocton, Samuel of Prattsburg, Charles and Jerome of Italy Hill are still living. She had lived to see seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
About 1850, she was baptized into fellowship with the Baptist church of South Pulteney. A short time before her death she was received into fellowship with the Baptist church of this village. She gave unmistakable evidence of her faith in Christ, making all of the arrangements for her departure with calmness and deliberation that is only born of faith. The text which she selected may be taken as the expression of her trust: “As for me, I shall behold thy face in righteousness. I shall be satisfied when I awake with thy likeness.” Funeral services were held from the Baptist church, Wednesday, Jan.24, the pastor officiating. Burial in Hillside cemetery. (This would have been from the Dundee newspaper in 1906.)
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Thurs Aug 23,1906 contributed by: GSubyak@aol.com
FALL TERM OF STARKEY SEMINARY -The Faculty in Charge of the Institution This Year
Penn Yan, Aug. 22 - The fall term of Starkey Seminary, at Lakemont, will open on September 3d with the following faculty:
Martyn SUMMERBELL, D. D., Ph. D., moral science and pedagogy; Villette B. WILLIAMS, matron: Coreail (C or O.) WILCOX, A. M., science and mathematics; John E. FANCH_ history and commerce; William M. HARLOW, A. B., Latin and Greek; Laur_ A. SUMMERBELL, A. B., French and English; Caroline H. HYDE, A. B., German, Spanish and Italian; Mae L. DUTTON. Instrumental and vocal music; Maud E. BIGELOW, drawing and painting; Ethel B. PITMAN, elocution and physical culture; Hazel DONHAM, normal training; Rev. John MacCALMAN, ethics and seminary preacher; A. R. MACONBREY, D. D., special lecturer. Dr. SUMMERBELL remains at the head of the Institution as president.
Yates County Chronicle - Wednesday, October 16, 1907 contributed by Cathy Coon
MRS. BRIDGET CLAREY - Mrs. Bridget Clarey, widow of Dennis Clarey, died at her home in the town of Starkey Friday afternoon of pleura-pneumonia, aged 80 years. The funeral services will be held in St. Michaels’s church of this village.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Tues Feb 14, 1911 contributed by GSubyak@aol.com
JAMES L. BRUNDAGE - Death of Respected Farmer of the
Town of Starkey
Dundee, Feb. 13 - James L. BRUNDAGE, an aged and highly respected retired farmer of the town of Starkey, died at his home, about three miles east of this village ,at 7 o'clock last evening. Mr. BRUNDAGE was in his 83d year and had been in feeble health for the past few years.
Mr. BRUNDAGE was born in the town of Wayne, near the village of Wayne, December 7, 1826, and lived in that vicinity for many years. When a young man he was married to Miss Caroline BRUNDAGE, of North Urbana, their marriage taking place July 3, 1856. From this marriage there were three children, Orson BRUNDAGE, of Hammondsport, and Miss Adele BRUNDAGE and Mrs. Joseph LODGER, both of the town of Starkey. Miss Adele still resides at home. Mrs. BRUNDAGE died March 13, 1864, and three years later Mr. BRUNDAGE moved to the farm in Starkey where he has lived for the past forty-three years, November 27, 1873; the deceased was then married to Miss Almeda SHANNON, of Starkey, and from this marriage there was one child, Lewis BRUNDAGE, a prosperous farmer of Starkey.
During the Civil war, Mr. BRUNDAGE had charge in the town of Urbana, where he then resided, of providing for the widows and orphans of soldiers who died in the war.
The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the late home, and burial will be made Thursday in BRUNDAGE cemetery, at Pleasant Valley near Hammondsport.
Dundee Observer Sept. 6, 1911 contributed by Cathy Coon
MRS. SAMUEL BROWN - At an early hour on Monday morning, September 4, 1911,occurred the death of Mrs. Jane Brown at her home on Union street in this village at the age of 82 years. She was born in the town of Orange, Steuben county. For the past twenty-nine years she has resided in this village, living in one house continuously. She was the widow of Samuel Brown, who died about fifteen years ago. She has no near relatives living except a grandson, Delbert Brown of Geneva, who is now here looking after the remains. Mrs. Brown was a member of the Methodist church here and the funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. C. E. Fry, her pastor, at the residence this afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial will be made beside her husband in Hillside Cemetery.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Saturday Aug 12,1916 by: GSubyak@aol.com
BURNED WHEN GAS EXPLODES - Dundee Man Was Poking Coals in Boiler at Pumping Station
Dundee, Aug. 11 - John PAULDING, who has charge of the pumping station at the New York central Station, was severely burned about the face and hands yesterday. Mr. PAULDING went to the pumping station and on examining the boiler found the fire out. He took the poker and commenced to poke down the dead coals when a quantity of gas which had collected in the boiler exploded, probably ignited by a live coal which he had uncovered. The gas shot out of the door directly upon Mr. PAULDING. His hair below his hat was scorched as was his eyebrows, and his hands and face were badly burned. He will probably be disabled for some little time.
OF KENDALL FAMILY
Dundee, Aug. 11 - The annual reunion of the KENDALL family was held yesterday on the school grounds at Atlay, about seventy-five members being present. An indoor dinner was served at noon after which the following officers were elected for the coming year: President Lyman BOORMAN; vice-president, John HALLOCK, of Wayne; secretary and treasurer, Lester K. CLARK, of Altay. Besides those from this village and vicinity, there were present a number of members from Toledo, Ohio; Olean, Canandaigua, Penn Yan and Corning. There union next year will be held at the same place.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Tuesday Aug 15,1916 by: GSubyak@aol.com
Dundee, Aug. 14 - Levi CRATSLEY, for many years a
well known farmer in the town of Barrington, died in his home about two
miles west of this village yesterday morning. He was 68 years of age and was born in the town of Orange, Schuyler
county, September 21, 1848. Mr. CRATSLEY lived in that vicinity during his
younger years and moved to the town of Barrington twenty-seven years ago. For
five years he lived on the D. J. SUNDERLIN place, and for the
past twenty-two years has lived on his own farm where he died.
He leaves his wife, two daughters, Miss Violet CRATSLEY, who lives at home, and Mrs. Kyle STEWART, of the town of Starkey; one brother and one sister, Frank CRATSLEY, of Sugar Hill, and Mrs. Nancy WESTERFIELD, of Beaver Dams. The funeral will be held to-morrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the home and burial will be in Hillside cemetery.
MORSE FAMILY REUNION - Dundee, Aug. 14 - The eighth annual reunion of the MORSE family was held Saturday at the home of Samuel MORSE in the town of Barrington, about sixty members being present. In addition to those from this village and vicinity there were a number from Corning. Presho, Painted Post and Addison.
Officers elected for the coming year were: President, Harry MORSE, of Corning; vice-president, Samuel MORSE, of Barrington; secretary and treasurer, Miss Bertha MORSE, of Painted Post, librarian, Miss Mary SCHOONOVER, of Corning. It was voted to hold the reunion next year at the home of Phillip MORSE in Presho.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe, NY Tuesday Oct 31, 1916 contributed by: GSubyak@aol.com
Wedding - RAPALEE - VOSBURGH
Dundee, Oct. 30 - In the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred R. VOSBURGH in Seneca street at 5:30 o'clock this afternoon, occurred the marriage of their elder daughter, Miss Mildred Blanche, to Mervin John RAPALEE. Only the immediate families of the bride and groom were present. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Merritt MILLER, pastor of the Baptist Church. The bride was beautifully gowned in white crepe de Chine and carried a bouquet of bride roses. Miss Gertrude RAPALEE sister of the groom, was flower girl and solos were sung by Miss Ethel HOOKER and Raymond PERRY. The house was beautifully decorated in a scheme of pink and white with chrysanthemums.
After the wedding supper, Mr. and Mrs. RAPALEE left on the evening train for ashore wedding trip and upon their return will be at home at No. 50 Main street, this village, after November 10th. Entertainments for the bride were an announcement party given by Miss Ethel HOOKER, a linen shower by Mrs. Edwin K. MAURICE, a variety shower by Mrs. Harry B. HARPENDING, and a crystal shower by Mrs. Albert C. SMITH.
DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE Rochester, Monroe Co, NY JUNE 28, 1917 by Sylvia Olson
DUNDEE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS DAY PROGRAM
Mildred PORTER, Poetress; Edna BURTON, Prophetess.
Dundee, June 27. - The class of 1917, Dundee High School, held their Class Day exercises in the assembly hall of the high school building this morning at10:30. The program was as follows:
Overture, "Star of Hope," Thompson, march, "College Girls," Mackie-Beyer, by the High School Orchestra; class statistics, Miss Edith FAUCETT; class history, Miss Myrtie STORMS; duet, "Neapolitan Serenade" DiCapua, by Messrs VAUGHN and SACKETT class poem, Miss Mildred PORTER; class prophecy, Miss Edna BURTON; class will, Marion CLARK; chorus, "Creep, Creep, the World's Asleep," from "Flora Bella;" "Throw Me a Rose," from "Miss Springtime;" Loveland," from "You're in Love," "Poor Butterfly," from New York Hippodrome; senior charge by Clifford WILSON; junior reply, Milton FISH; ...... [didn't get rest of article]
Mrs. Henry NORRIS - Dundee, June 27. - Mrs. Henry NORRIS died this morning at 11 o'clock at the family home on Bigelow avenue at the age of 62years. Mrs. NORRIS was born in the township of Potter, in this county, February 6, 1855, her maiden name being Laura ANDREWS. When a little girl her parents moved to the town of Barrington and it was in this town that the most of her life was spent. The family had lived in this village for a number of years. When a young woman she was married to Henry NORRIS, who survives her, as do four children, Mrs. E. J. BROOKS, of Chicago, Ill.; William and Leon NORRIS, who both live at home; Judson NORRIS, of Cleveland, Ohio., and Cyrus NORRIS, of Elmira. The funeral will be held at the home and burial will be in Hillside cemetery.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Sat, Sept 28, 1918 contributed by: GSubyak@aol.com
Dundee, Sept. 27 - Miss Constance HALLOCK, daughter of
Rev. and Mrs. Robert C. HALLOCK, has gone to Buffalo, where she has
been accepted by the Young Women's Christian Association for canteen work in
France and she expects to leave for that country in a short time. Miss HALLOCK is an accomplished French scholar and has been engaged as an instructor in this language for some years. This
will make her especially well adapted for canteen work in that country.
This makes three of Dr. and Mrs. HALLOCK's children to enter military service. Their son, Lieutenant Kenneth HALLOCK is into the Medical Corps and has been for sometime at work in a hospital in France. Another son, Captain Leland R. HALLOCK, has been in Puerto Rico for some months where he is acting as instructor at one of the training camps on the island. He expects soon however to be transferred to a machine gun division. So far as is known, this is the only family in this community to have as many as three children engaged in war work.
Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY Wed, Aug 15,1923 contributed by: GSubyak@aol.com
Caroline P. CHURCH died yesterday at No. 615 Park avenue, aged 68 years. The funeral will be held from the house at 10 o'clock on Friday morning. Burial will be at Dundee.
Geneva Daily Times Wed, May 27,1931 by: Dianne Thomas
Joseph D. Meeks, 91,Well Known Grape Man, Died at Barrington
Dundee, May 27 - The death of Joseph D. Meeks, occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hattie Clark on Tuesday morning. He was 91 years of age and was born in Perry on February 4, 1840. When a young boy he moved with his family to Barrington and for many years he was one of the successful vineyardist of that place.
He held the office of assessor and collector for a number of terms. He was a deacon of the Barrington Baptist church for many years. About 16 years ago he gave up active farm work. Mr. Meeks has enjoyed good health until this past year and he has been unusually active for one of his advanced years.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hattie Clark of Starkey; and Mrs. Fred Allen of Crosby; also two sons, Frank Meeks of Barrington and Elmer Meeks of Rochester.
The funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2 p. m., at the Clark home at Starkey, the Rev. A. J. Erway, officiating and burial will be in Hillside cemetery in Dundee.
Unknown Newspaper May 1950 contributed by Cathy Coon
(from the scrapbook of Clara Starr Denison)
AREFORD - BROWN
Miss Doris Helen Brown of Latham, formerly of Water street, Dundee, daughter of Arthur Edward Brown, and John Calvin Areford of Troy, son of Mrs. Rose Areford of Dundee, were married at the Dundee Methodist church Tuesday evening, May 23, 1950, at 7:30o’clock. The Rev. M. Ford Crippen pastor of the church, performed the double ring service. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Music was provided by Miss Edith Paddock, organist, and Miss Lucille Millard, soloist. The decorations consisted of candelabra, baskets of white and purple lilacs, and tulips.
The bride wore a gown of white satin en train with fitted bodice, marquisette yoke, seed pearls at the yoke line, crown of seed pearls, veil with lace and white satin trimming; and a nosegay of white roses with streamers. The maid of honor was Miss Rose Ann Areford, of Dundee, whose gown was pink, colonial fashioned, off the shoulder. Her nosegay was of pink roses and snapdragons. The bridesmaids were Miss Audrey Derby and Miss Sally Brown both of whom wore yellow gowns and nosegays of yellow roses and snapdragons.
The best man was Myron Areford, brother of the groom; the flower girl was Prudence Ann Brown, and the ushers were Jack Derby of Dundee, brother of the groom, and Robert Glen of Penn Yan. The bride’s mother wore a dark print dress; the groom’s mother wore a cocoa colored dress, and both wore yellow rose corsages. Pre-nuptial events included a linen shower given by Mrs. Gertrude Montrym of Schenectady. After a wedding trip to Boston, Mass., the couple will live at 4 Canal street, Troy. The bride was graduated from the Dundee Central School in 1948, and is now cashier in Huyler’s in Albany. The groom attended the Dundee Central School in 1948, and is a truck driver for the R. & J. Bottling Company of Troy.
Unknown Newspaper July 1952 contributed by Cathy Coon
MRS. LAURA M. BAILEY - Mrs. Laura M. Bailey, widow of the late Wright Bailey, died July 23, 1952, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Barber of Scott, Cortland county. She was born March 1, 1887, at Wyalusing, Pa. Her former home was on Bailey Hill, then later at Oaks Corners. The funeral was held Saturday, July 26, at the Sargent & Oughterson funeral home, with Rev. Benjamin Disbrow officiating. Burial was in Hillside cemetery, Dundee.
Unknown Newspaper 1953 contributed by Cathy Coon
(from the scrapbook of Clara Starr Denison)
DUNDEE POULTRY BREEDER AND PROMINENT GRANGER SUCCUMBS (from Dundee Correspondent)
Following a long illness, Richard D. Hathaway, 77, died Wednesday morning at his home, 28 Union street ,Dundee. Friends may call until Saturday noon at the Sargent and Oughterson Funeral home, from which services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Benjamin Disbrow, pastor of the Dundee Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Hillside cemetery.
Mr. Hathaway was born Sept. 28, 1876, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Enos Hathaway of Rock Stream. Mr. Hathaway for many years operated a large commercial chick hatchery and poultry farm. He was a member of the Republican committee, became the first master of Crystal Valley grange and was also the first master of Yates County Pomona grange and district deputy master to serve from Crystal Valley grange No. 503. He served Barrington township for three terms as assessor, and helped organize the Dundee GLF. He was an official in the Dundee Baptist church for many years. After his retirement from farming and moving to Dundee 11 years ago, he was employed for a time in the Dundee Boat factory and more recently in the Shaw Hardware store until his health forced him to retire from active duties.
Mr. Hathaway is survived by his wife, Mabel Stanton Hathaway, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Stanton, whom he married at the home of her parents in Crystal Valley, Dec. 1, 1897. They observed their 55th wedding anniversary last December.
Their son, Howard Hathaway, died about five years ago. Their daughter, Mrs. C. C.( Helen) Hendrick, lives with her family in the old Stanton homestead, Dundee, R. D. 2. They also have four grandchildren, Howard Hendrick and Mrs. Laurence Hathaway, both of Crystal Valley, and George and Robert Hathaway of Washington, D. C., and three great grandchildren. Also surviving are his sister, Mrs. Jennie Orlowski of Bradford, Pa., and two brothers, Hampton of Watkins Glen, R. D., and Jesse of Pierce road, Rock Stream, R. D. 1.
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Miss Lela Miller - DUNDEE
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Friends may call at the Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan, from 2 to 4 and Sunday. Memorial donations may be made to Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home.
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Geneva Times, NY Thursday June 7, 1973 by: Dianne Thomas
Mrs. Althea Louk MILLARD- Dundee - Funeral services for Mrs. Althea Louk MILLARD,84, who died yesterday at her home at 1219 Marvin St., Charelston, S.C. , will be at 2 pm on Saturday at the Pennington Oughterson Funeral Home. The Rev. David GEER, pastor of the United Methodist Church, and the Rev. William THOMAS, former pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday, from 7-9 pm. There will be a Rebekah memorial service at at 7 pm at the funeral home. Mrs. MILLARD was born in Steuben county Oct 14, 1888. She was educated at Corning but lived in Dundee for many years. She was a member of the Yates Rebekah Lodge and the United Methodist Church and was a past master of Crystal Valley Grange. Before moving to South Carolina, Mrs. MILLARD and her husband, the late Earl MILLARD, and their family owned the Millard Dairy in Dundee for a number of years. She is survived by two sons, Lewis of Charleston, SC and Raymond, of Savannah, GA.; four grandchildren and one great grandson.
Mrs. Lena C. OVENSHIRE - Dundee - Funeral services for Lean C. OVENSHIRE, 85, of RD 1, who died yesterday at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan, will be at 2 pm Sunday, the the Pennington Oughterson Funeral Home. The Rev. William THOMAS will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday at the funeral home from 3-5 and 7-9 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gorham Fire Dept. Emergency Squad.
Mrs. OVENSHIRE was born in California, Oct. 25, 1887, and came to this area at an early age. She attended Dundee High school and was a member of the United Methodist church. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Francis (Claribel) RONNER of Gorham and Mrs. Chester (Beatrice) OVENS of Dundee; three sisters, Mrs. Herbert (Eliza) SPENCER of Penn Yan, Mrs. Marion (Ruey) DeMUNN of Dundee, and Mrs. John (Florence) BARDEN of Dundee; five grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
LA BARR Re Enlists - Starkey - Leon LA BARR of Dresden, has re-enlisted in the U.S. Army and plans to make it a career. He is presently stationed at Fort Knox, Ky. While home on leave recently, he spent an evening here with his brother, William BARR and family.
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Courier Gazette Death Notices Dec 1998 by: Dianne Thomas
Spence, Frances L. - Frances L. Spence, 85, of Bristol Harbour, Canandaigua, died on December 26, 1998 at Thompson Hospital. Frances was a graduate of Geneseo State Teachers College and Teachers College at Columbia University, where she received her bachelor's degree. She taught school for 34 years in places like Gorham, Lyons and Newark. She also taught at a dependent school in Madrid, Spain and Wiesbaden, Germany. Frances was an associate professor at Oswego State University. She also was a member of the Starkey Methodist Church. She belonged to the Retired Teacher's Association of Yates County. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee. Frances was predeceased by her husband Byron Spence. She is survived by sister, Dorothy LaFever of Starkey; two brothers, Donald Disbrow of Maryland, Thomas of Dundee; two step-children, Katherine Bixby of Chicago and Thomas Spence of Hyde Park, NY; six step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
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