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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 appointedpostmistress at Lakemont, vice John S. CHADWICK,resigned.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY   Sat          Feb 23,1901              contributed by GSubyak@aol.com 

Susie LYNCH, daughter of Mr.and Mrs. Timothy LYNCH, of Dundee,died Thursday about noon, having been ill less than twenty-four hours withspinal meningitis. She was 10 years of age. Her sudden demise has caused much sorrowamong her many friends, as she was a beautiful child.
Miss Emily DAY died in Bellona Thursday with grip, aged 68 years. 

Unknown Newspaper    Jan1906                        contributed by Cathy Coon

WEAVER - Late Sunday night, Jan. 21, at the home of her daughter,Mrs. Ella Denison, of this village, Mrs. MaryWeaver passed away. She was born in Prattsburg, Steuben county, July 4,1832. Her maiden name was Lamphire. In 1854, shemarried John Weaver, who died Dec. 30, 1898. Threechildren survive: Mrs. Ella Denison, of thisvillage, 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 NorthCohocton, Samuel of Prattsburg, Charlesand 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 theBaptist church of South Pulteney. A short time before her death she was receivedinto fellowship with the Baptist church of this village. She gave unmistakableevidence of her faith in Christ, making all of the arrangements for herdeparture with calmness and deliberation that is only born of faith.  The text which sheselected may be taken as the expression of her trust: “As for me, I shallbehold thy face in righteousness. I shall be satisfied when I awake with thylikeness.” Funeral services were held from the Baptist church, Wednesday, Jan.24, the pastor officiating. Burial in Hillside cemetery.        (This would havebeen 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 onSeptember 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., scienceand mathematics; John E. FANCH_  history andcommerce; William M. H_RLOW, A. B., Latin andGreek; Laur_ A. SUMMERBELL, A. B., French andEnglish; Caroline H. HYDE, A. B., German, Spanishand Italian; Mae L. DUTTON. Instrumental and vocalmusic; Maud E. BIGELOW, drawing and painting; EthelB. 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. BridgetClarey, widow of DennisClarey, died at her home in the town of Starkey Friday afternoon of pluro-pneumonia,aged 80 years. The funeral services will be held in St. Michaels’s church ofthis village.  

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY   Tues     Feb 14, 1911   contributed by GSubyak@aol.com 

JAMES L. BRUNDAGE - Death of Respected Farmer of the Townof Starkey
Dundee, Feb. 13 - James L. BRUNDAGE, an aged and highly respected retired farmerof 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 beenin feeble health for the past few years.
Mr. BRUNDAGE was born in the town of Wayne, near  the village ofWayne, December 7, 1826, and lived in that vicinity for many  years. When ayoung 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 AdeleBRUNDAGE and  Mrs. Joseph LOGLER, both of the town of Starkey. MissAdele still resides at  home. Mrs. BRUNDAGE died March 13, 1864, andthree years later Mr. BRUNDAGE  moved to the farm in Starkey wherehe has lived for the past forty-three years,  November 27, 1873, thedeceased was married to Miss Almeda SHANNON, of Starkey,  and fromthis 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 whodied in the war.
The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2  o'clock from the latehome, and burial will be made Thursday in BRUNDAGE cemetery, atPleasant 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 homeon Union street in this village at the age of 82 years.  She was born in the town of Orange, Steuben county. For thepast twenty-nine years she has resided in this village, living in one housecontinuously. She was the widow of Samuel Brown,who died about fifteen years ago. She has no near relatives living except agrandson, Delbert Brown of Geneva, who is now herelooking after the remains.  Mrs. Brown was a member of theMethodist 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 pumpingstation at the New York central Station, was severely burned about the faceand hands yesterday. Mr. PAULDING went to the pumping station and on examining theboiler found the fire out. He took the poker and commenced to poke down thedead coals  when a quantity of gas which had collected in the boilerexploded, probably ignited by a live coal which he had uncovered.The gas shot out of the door directly upon Mr.  PAULDING. His hairbelow his hat was scorched as was his eyebrows, and his hands and face werebadlyburned. He will probably be disabled for some little time.



Dundee, Aug. 11 - The annual reunion of the KENDALL family was held yesterdayon 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; vicepresident, John HALLOCK, of Wayne; secretary and treasurer, Lester K. CLARK, of Altay.Besides those from this village and vicinity, there were present a numberof members from Toledo, Ohio; Olean, Canandaigua, Penn Yan and Corning. Thereunion 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 wellknown farmer in the town of Barrington, died in his home about two mileswest of this village yesterday morning. He was 68 years of age and was born in the town of Orange, Schuylercounty, September 21, 1848. Mr. CRATSLEY lived in that vicinity during hisyounger years and moved to the town of Barrington twenty-seven years ago. Forfive years he lived on the D. J. SUNDELIN place, and for the pasttwenty-two  years has lived on his own farm where he died.
He leaves his wife, two daughters, Miss Violet  CRATSLEY, who livesat home, and Mrs. Kyle STEWART, of the town of Starkey; one  brotherand onesister, Frank CRATSLEY, of Sugar Hill, and Mrs. Nancy WESTERFIELD, of Beaver Dams.  The funeral will be held to-morrowafternoon at  1:30 o'clock from the home and burial will be in Hillsidecemetery.

MORSE FAMILY REUNION -  Dundee, Aug. 14 - The eighthannual reunion of the MORSE family was held Saturday at the home ofSamuelMORSE in the town of Barrington, about sixty members being present. Inaddition to those from this village and vicinity there were a number fromCorning. Presho, Painted Post and Addison Officers  elected for the comingyear were: President, Harry MORSE, of Corning;  vice-president,SamuelMORSE, 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 MORSEin  Presho.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, Monroe,NY    Tuesday    Oct 31, 1916      contributed by: GSubyak@aol.com 


Dundee, Oct. 30 - In the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred R. VOSBURGH in Seneca streetat 5:30 o'clock this afternoon, occurred the marriage of their elderdaughter, Miss Mildred Blanche, to Mervin John RAPALEE. Only the immediatefamilies of the bride and groom were present. The ceremony was performed by theRev. Merritt MILLER, pastor of the Baptist Church. The bride was beautifullygowned in white crepe de Chine and carried a bouquet of bride roses. MissGertrude RAPALEE sister of the groom, was flower girl and solos were sung byMiss Ethel HOOKER and Raymond PERRY. The house was beautifully decorated in ascheme 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 Mainstreet, this village, after November 10th. Entertainments for the bride were anannouncement 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 byMrs. Albert C. SMITH.

DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE   Rochester,Monroe Co, NY           JUNE28, 1917             by SylviaOlson

Mildred PORTER, Poetress; EdnaBURTON, Prophetess.
Dundee, June 27. - The class of 1917, Dundee High School, held their Class Dayexercises 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, MissEdith FAUCETT; class history, Miss Myrtie STORMS;duet, "Neapolitan Serenade" DiCapua, by MessrsVAUGHN and SACKETT class poem, Miss Mildred PORTER;class prophecy, Miss Edna BURTON; class will,MarionCLARK; chorus, "Creep, Creep, the World's Asleep," from"Flora Bella;" "Throw Me a Rose," from "MissSpringtime;" Loveland," from "You're in Love," "PoorButterfly," 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 thismorning at 11 o'clock at the family home on Bigelow avenue at the age of 62years. Mrs. NORRIS was born in the township ofPotter, in this county, February 6, 1855, her maiden name being LauraANDREWS. When a little girl her parents moved to the town of Barringtonand it was in this town that the most of her life was spent. The family hadlived in this village for a number of years. When a young woman she was marriedto Henry NORRIS, who survives her, as do fourchildren, Mrs. E. J. BROOKS, of Chicago, Ill.;William and Leon NORRIS, who both live at home; JudsonNORRIS, of Cleveland, Ohio., and Cyrus NORRIS, of Elmira. The funeral will be held at the home and burial will be in Hillsidecemetery.

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY    Sat,  Sept 28, 1918               contributed by: GSubyak@aol.com    

Dundee, Sept. 27 - Miss Constance HALLOCK, daughter ofRev.and Mrs. Robert C. HALLOCK, has gone to Buffalo, where she has beenaccepted by the Young Women's Christian Association for canteen work in France and she expects to leavefor 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. Thiswill make her especially well adapted for canteen work in that  country.
This makes three of Dr. and Mrs. HALLOCK's  children to entermilitary service. Their son, Lieutenant Kenneth HALLOCK is  into theMedical Corps andhas been for sometime at work in a hospital in  France. Another son, CaptainLeland R. HALLOCK, has been in Porto Rico for some  months where he isacting asinstructor at one of the training camps on the  island. He expects soonhowever to be transferred to a machine gun division. So  far as is knownthis is the only family in this community to have as many as  threechildren 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 onFriday morning. Burial will be at Dundee.

Geneva DailyTimes                    Wed,            May 27,1931                 by: DianneThomas

Joseph D. Meeks, 91,Well Known Grape Man,  Died at Barrington

Dundee, May 27 - The death of JosephD. Meeks, occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs.Hattie Clark on Tuesday morning. He was 91 years of age and was born inPerry on February 4, 1840. When a young boy he moved with his family toBarrington and for many years he was one of the successful vineyardist of thatplace. 

He held the office of assessor andcollector  for a number of terms. He was a deacon of the Barrington Baptistchurch 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 beenunusually active for one of his advanced years.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs.Hattie Clark of Starkey; and Mrs. Fred Allen ofCrosby; also two sons, Frank Meeks of Barringtonand Elmer Meeks of Rochester.

The funeral services will be held on Thursdayafternoon at 2 p. m., at the Clark home at Starkey, the Rev. A.J. Erway, officiating and burial will be in Hillside cemetery inDundee. 

Unknown Newspaper    May1950                         contributed by Cathy Coon

(from the scrapbook of Clara Starr Denison)


Miss Doris Helen Brownof Latham, formerly of Water street, Dundee, daughter ofArthur Edward Brown, and John Calvin Areford ofTroy, son of Mrs. Rose Areford of Dundee, weremarried 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 ringservice. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Music was provided by MissEdith Paddock, organist, and Miss Lucille Millard,soloist. The decorations consisted of candelabra, baskets of white and purplelilacs, and tulips.

The bride wore a gown of white satin en train withfitted bodice, marquisette yoke, seed pearls at the yoke line, crown of seedpearls, veil with lace and white satin trimming; and a nosegay of white roseswith streamers. The maid of honor was Miss Rose AnnAreford, of Dundee, whose gown was pink, colonial fashioned, off theshoulder. Her nosegay was of pink roses and snapdragons. The bridesmaids were MissAudrey Derby and Miss Sally Brown both of whom wore yellow gowns andnosegays of yellow roses and snapdragons.

The best man was Myron Areford, brother of the groom; the flower girl wasPrudenceAnn Brown, and the ushers were Jack Derby ofDundee, brother of the groom, and Robert Glen ofPenn Yan.  The bride’s mother wore a dark print dress; thegroom’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 couplewill live at 4 Canal street, Troy.  The bride was graduated from the Dundee Central Schoolin 1948, and is now cashier in Huyler’s in Albany. The groom attended theDundee Central School in 1948, and is a truck driver for the R. & J.Bottling Company of Troy.

Unknown Newspaper      July1952                      contributed by Cathy Coon


Mrs. Laura M. Bailey, widow ofthe late Wright Bailey, died July 23, 1952, at thehome of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Barber ofScott, Cortland county. She was born March 1, 1887, at Wyalusing, Pa. Her formerhome 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 Disbrowofficiating. Burial was in Hillside cemetery, Dundee.

Unknown Newspaper   1953                       contributed by Cathy Coon

(from the scrapbook of Clara Starr Denison)


Following a long illness,RichardD. Hathaway, 77, died Wednesday morning at his home, 28 Union street,Dundee. Friends may call until Saturday noon at the Sargentand Oughterson Funeral home, from which services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturdaywith Rev. Benjamin Disbrow, pastor of the DundeeBaptist church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Hillside cemetery.

Mr. Hathaway was bornSept. 28, 1876, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Enos Hathaway of Rock Stream.  Mr. Hathaway for many yearsoperated a large commercial chick hatchery and poultry farm. He was a member ofthe Republican committee, became the first master of Crystal Valley grange andwas also the first master of Yates County Pomona grange and district deputymaster to serve from Crystal Valley grange No. 503.  He served Barringtontownship for three terms as assessor, and helped organize the Dundee GLF.  He was an official in the Dundee Baptist church formany 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 theShaw Hardware store until his health forced him to retire from active duties.

Mr. Hathaway issurvived by his wife, Mabel Stanton Hathaway, onlydaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Stanton, whom hemarried at the home of her parents in Crystal Valley, Dec. 1, 1897. Theyobserved 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, HowardHendrick and Mrs. Laurence Hathaway, both of Crystal Valley, and Georgeand Robert Hathaway of Washington, D. C., and three great grandchildren. Also surviving are his sister, Mrs. Jennie Orlowski ofBradford, Pa., and two brothers, Hampton of WatkinsGlen, R. D., and Jesse of Pierce road, Rock Stream,R. D. 1.

Geneva Times                          Tuesday                          Sept 4, 1962                contributedby: DianneThomas

MissMary Gardner -  PENN YAN - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Gardner, 80,who died Saturday in the Karlnoski nursing Home in Dundee were at 11 a.m. today from the Weldon Funeral Home. The Rev. John Savage ofGeneva officiated. Burial was in Bellona Cemetery.

Born near Geneva, Mrs. Gardner was the daughter of the lateJohn and Lizzie Turner Haines and was the widow of WilliamGardner who died three years ago.  Shehad always lived in the Geneva - Penn Yan area.

Surviving are twosisters, Mrs. Albert Ansley of RD l, Geneva, and Mrs. Glenn Allen of Troy, Pa.

Geneva Daily Times                Tuesday              January 24, 1964                        by: DianneThomas

Mr. Dan S. Bicksler died in theSoldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, at Penn Yan, Jan. 16, at the age of 92 years. He had been a farmer andthresher, and had lived east of Bellona Station. He was buried in the Bellona Cemetery, on Monday afternoon of this week.

Geneva Times                       Saturday                    Jan 3, 1970               by: DianneThomas

Mrs. Alta Giles- DUNDEE - Funeral services for MrsAlta Maine Giles, 57 of 67 Main St., will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Dundee Baptist Church with the Rev. BenjaminP. Disbrow,,pastor, officiating. Burial willbe in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.

Friendsmay call Monday from 2 to 4  and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Pennington -Oughterson FuneralHome, Dundee. Contributions may be made in her nameto the Dundee Fire Co. Emergency Ambulance Fund or to a charity of the donor'schoice.

Shedied Jan. l , in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she and her husband,Douglas, were spending Christmas week with their son, Alan, a teacherthere. Mrs. Anna Laffioreaux, mother of Mrs. Giles, accompanied the couplethere.

Mrs.Giles was born in Valois, Oct. 8, 1912, She attended school in Valois and Watkins Glen. She and herhusband came to Dundee in 1933 where they engaged in theretail grocery business in the A & P Store.

Mrs.Giles conducted the businessalone during her husband's absence in military service.  Thecouple subsequently joined the Red and White Stores, opening the present SuperDuper in Dundee several years ago.

Shewas a member of Dundee Baptist Church, the church choir and the CornerClass.

Survivorsare her husband Douglas, two daughters, Mrs.Gerald (Wanda) Weisenreder of Ontario and Mrs.Newell (Joanne) Clancey of Dundee; one son, Alan;presently in Honolulu; her mother, Mrs.Anna Lamoreaux, at home; five grandchildren.

The Geneva Times                     Saturday                        December 18,1971                     by: DianneThomas

MissLela Miller - DUNDEE

MissLela J. Miller, 88, of 31 Seneca St., Dundee, died yesterday at the Schuyler County Hospital, Montour Falls.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Dundee Presbyterian Church. The Rev. LeoDyson will officiate.  Burialwill be in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.

Friendsmay call at the Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Memorial donations may be made to Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home.

MissMiller was a native of Dundee and had taught in Dundee area schools for over 40 years. She was a member of the former Grace EpiscopalChurch in Dundee, as well as a member of its executive board. She was a member of the board ofdirectors for Letts Home, a member of the NYS Retired Teachers Association andthe Yates County Historical Society. Miss Millerwas also a long time member of the Town of Starkey Elections Board and the Dundee Fair Board.  She issurvived by two nephews, Lyman Miller of Hackensack, N.J., and Robert Miller of St. Paul, Minn Mrs. Lottie Spross - Penn Yan.  


Mrs.Dora O. Plasisted - PENN YAN  

Mrs.Dora O. Plasisted of 216 E. Lake Rd., Penn Yan, who would have been 102 in March, 1972, died yesterday afternoon at Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan, following an illness of several days. Funeral services will beSunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Pennington-Oughterson Funeral Home, Dundee. The Rev. William Farnham, pastor of DundeePresbyterian Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.  

Therewill be no prior calling hours. Mrs. Plaisted wasborn March 30, 1870, the daughter of Daniel and Frances Snook Rapalee,on her father's farm at Ovenshire Corners two miles east of Dundee. She resided on her father's farm until she married the late NathanielW. Plaisted in 1894.

Mrs.Plaisted and her husband lived in the Town of Starkey until 1902 when they moved to the Town of Milo and purchased the former John L. Lewis Jr. farm onthe East Lake Rd., two miles south of Penn Yan.

Mr.Plaisted, who served as a Town of Milo supervisor, died in 1938. Mrs. Plaisted and herdaughter, Ruth, maintained the family farm until afew years ago. When she was interviewed in 1970 by a field representative of theSocial Security office in Geneva, it was discovered that Mrs. Plaisted had been theoldest person in Yates County to draw benefits.  Mrs. Plaisted alsoreceived a card from President Nixon when she observed her 100th birthday. She was a charter member of the Penn Yan Grange.

Mrs.Plaisted is survived by a daughter, Miss RuthPlaisted of 216 East Lake Rd., Penn Yan; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Maud Durfee ofPenn Yan; and several cousins residing in the Dundee area. Her only sister, Mrs. Edith Welker, diedseveral years ago. 

Geneva Times,NY           Thursday                 June 7,1973                      by: DianneThomas

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. , willbe at 2 pm on Saturday at the Pennington Oughterson Funeral Home. The Rev. DavidGEER, pastor of the United Methodist Church, and the Rev. WilliamTHOMAS, former pastor, will officiate.  Burial will be in HillsideCemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Friday, from 7-9 pm. Therewill 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 atCorning but lived in Dundee for many years.  She was a member of the YatesRebekah Lodge and the United Methodist Church and was a past master of CrystalValley 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.; fourgrandchildren and one great grandson.

Mrs.Lena C. OVENSHIRE - Dundee - Funeral services forLean C. OVENSHIRE, 85, of RD 1, who died yesterday at Soldiers andSailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan, will be at 2 pm Sunday, the the PenningtonOughterson Funeral Home.  The Rev. William THOMAS willofficiate.  Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery.  Friends may callSaturday at the funeral home from 3-5 and 7-9 pm.  Memorial contributionsmay be made to the Gorham Fire Dept. Emergency Squad.  

Mrs.OVENSHIRE was born in California, Oct. 25, 1887, and came to this area atan early age.  She attended Dundee High school and was a member of theUnited 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) BARDENof Dundee; five grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren and several nieces,nephews and cousins.


LABARR Re Enlists -  Starkey - Leon LA BARRof Dresden, has re-enlisted in the U.S. Army and plans to make it a career. Heis presently stationed at Fort Knox, Ky.  While home on leave recently, hespent an evening here with his brother, William BARR andfamily.

FingerLakes Times                           Thursday                  Aug 4, 1988                 by: DianneThomas         

WilliamHolland - PENN YAN - William T.Holland, 89, of 313 E. Elm St., died yesterday in Soldiersand Sailors Memorial Hospital.  

Funeralservices will be at the Weldon Funeral Home Wednesday at 2pm.  Burialwill be in Bellona Cemetery.   

Friendsmay call at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Contributionsmay be made to Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Mr. Holland has resided in Penn Yansince 1959. He was a retired farmer.  Heis survived by his wife, Harriet Windnagle Holland;several nieces and nephews.

Courier Gazette Death Notices                      Dec 1998                         by: DianneThomas                     

Spence, Frances L. - Frances L. Spence, 85, of BristolHarbour, Canandaigua,died on December 26, 1998 at Thompson Hospital. Frances was a graduate ofGeneseo State Teachers College and Teachers College at Columbia University,where she received her bachelor's degree. She taught school for 34 years inplaces like Gorham, Lyons and Newark. She also taught at a dependent school inMadrid, Spain and Wiesbaden, Germany. Frances was an associate professor atOswego State University. She also was a member of the Starkey Methodist Church.She belonged to the Retired Teacher's Association of Yates County. Intermentwill be in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee. Frances was predeceased by her husbandByron 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; sixstep-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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