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Yates County Chronicle, Penn Yan, June 22,
1875 by Cheri Branca
EDWARD D. DENNISTON -
Died on the 18 inst. at his home near City Hill, three miles south of
Dresden, EDWARD D. DENNISTON aged 74 years.
The subject of this notice was born on the 25th day of May, 1801 at or
near New Bridge in Bergen County New Jersey. While yet a boy he with
his parents moved into the town of Seneca, Ontario County, N.Y. Here
he learned the trade of a carpenter and worked on the old Glass Factory
near Geneva when that was built. He worked at his trade until about
twenty years ago when he abandoned it for that of a farmer. He lived a
few years on the "Old Downey Farm" two miles north of
Dresden. He then bought the Nabby Sherman farm and moved on it, here
continued to reside up to the time of his death.
In 1826 he married Miss Mary Jones of Seneca and went to housekeeping
in Benton, where they had born unto them seven children, all of whom survive
him, as does Mrs. Denniston.
Caroline married Thomas Spencer, Elizabeth married
Margaret married William A.
Hayes, Perry married Ann Meek, Theodore H.
married Fanny Smith, Dewitt C. married Susan Meek
and Johnson married
Louisa Dunlap. Mr. Denniston enjoyed very good health up to within
four years when he had a shock of paralysis of his right side and
since which time his speech was broken so as to be unable to talk as
to be understood--since the shock he has gradually failed 'till he
became almost entirely helpless. Mr. Denniston
was a peaceable, quiet, good neighbor, loved his home and
family. He lived to see hundreds of his early acquaintances numbered with
the dead, before the messenger called for him.
May 17, 1876 - Oswego
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OSWEGO Paper - Casualties - The house of Daniel
MINGO, near Dresden, Yates county, was burned last evening, and
three children aged proprietarily, fourteen, eight and six years,
perished in the flames. MINGO, who was a
widower, left the children alone in the house. Their bodies were found this
morning lying close together, the arms of the elder, about the two younger
children. [his wife was Julia, who predeceased
her family [bet 1870 - 1876]; the 3 children who died May 16, 1876, were
Margaret, Charles & Cornelia Mingo; unsure of burial of Julia & her
SYRACUSE Paper - Three Children Burned to Death -
Elmira , NY - May 17 - The house of Daniel MINGO,
near Dresden, Yates county, was burned last evening and three children aged
respectively fourteen, eight and five years, perished in the flames. MINGO,
who is a widower, left the children alone in the house. Their bodies were
found this morning, lying close together, the arms of the elder about the two
Ontario Messenger, Canandaigua,
NY Aug 20, 1885 Pg.
3 by Dianne
Hon. James HUNTINGTON of Dundee died on the 11th
inst., aged 88 years. He was at one time a State Senator.
Yates County Chronicle, Penn Yan, NY, September 11,
1889 by Cheri Branca
GEORGE S. HAYES - Died at his home in Hopeton, on Wednesday morning,
September 4, 1889, Mr. George Hays aged 81 years.
Hays had been a resident of
this town nearly his entire life time, and was a respected, quiet
citizen. The funeral services were held from the M. E. Church on
Saturday P. M;. his pastor Rev. W. F. Rippey officiating.
Yates County Chronicle, Penn Yan, NY, October 21, 1896
by Cheri Branca
ADELAIDE HAYES BUCKLEY - Died at her home near Dresden on Saturday
night, Mrs. Addie Buckley, wife of Norton Buckley, of
consumption. Mrs. Buckley had been a
victim to this terrible disease for some time and after much suffering the
young life was extinguished. It is indeed a sad occurrence as three young
children are left motherless in this cold world and a husband again called to
mourn. The funeral services were held from the M. E. Church on Tuesday
afternoon of this week, the Rev. F. M. Windnagle officiating.
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