LAKE SHORE NEWS

Formerly Published in Wolcott, N.Y.

Part 4



The following was transcribed from separate issues of the Lake Shore News, a now-defunct newspaper published in Wolcott, N.Y. that covered local news about eastern Wayne county. All first and surname spellings are as in the original. Only a few of the names were bolded, due to the tediousness and time involved. To search for a surname of interest, use the "Find" function of your browser. Articles of general interest were also abstracted.



Lake Shore News, Thursday, January 15, 1970. Published in Wolcott, N.Y.

ANNALS

25 Years Ago - 1945

Pvt. Joseph A. Buettner was wounded in action on the Western Front on Christmas Eve, according to word received by his parents. He is recovering in a hospital in France.

In a photograph on page one, J. Donald De Witt, Wolcott Mayor and president of the Wolcott Fire Department, is shown with the new Honor Roll plaque erected at the Fire Hall for department men serving in armed forces. Nineteen names appear on the plaque.

30 Years Ago - 1939

Word has been received regarding Ben Burden, local manager of the Chevrolet agency, who was badly burned in the gas station fire at Sodus. Burden's condition is much improved, although he is not well enough to leave Park Avenue hospital in Rochester.

There were seven more deaths than births in the Town of Rose during 1939 according to Harry Patrick, town clerk and registrar of vital statistics. Totals were 18 deaths and 11 births. Patrick also listed 14 wedding licenses.

50 Years Ago - 1920

A community watch night service will be held Wednesday night, Jan. 14, at the Wolcott Presbyterian Church to usher in National Constitutional Prohibition. At midnight, the bells will ring in celebration of the event.

The ice harvest is in progress, the ice being better than a foot in thickness. Jay Baker has two houses filled, and started on a third.

70 Years Ago - 1900

Samantha Beach Cole, widow of Peter Cole, who died in Wolcott two weeks ago, left a will by which her little house will eventually go to the First Presbyterian Church of Wolcott. The property is on Lake Avenue and is worth several hundred dollars.

80 Years Ago - 1890

A large company of friends and neighbors of Dr. E. H. Draper surprised him with a wholesale call on Tuesday evening. It was the 60th birthday of the good doctor.

Samuel Cosad of Huron has sold his farm of 106 acres to Henry Cline for $8,000.

90 Years Ago - 1880

Attendance at Wolcott Union School has reached the number of 202 this week.

Last pay-day, $20 gold-pieces were distributed among the employees of the Central Railroad.

The Indian cannibal, Swift Runner, was hanged at Fort Saskatchewan in Manitoba a short time ago. He was convicted of having killed and eaten his mother, his wife and seven children.



Lake Shore News, Thursday, January 22, 1970. Published in Wolcott, N.Y.

ANNALS

20 Years Ago - 1950

Firemen from many Wayne County villages including Wolcott and North Rose joined in fighting the half-milion dollar fire that destroyed the Clyde Cold Storage and G.L.F. plant last Saturday.

25 Years Ago - 1945

The Lake Shore News was issued one day late this week owing to the terrific blizzard that raged Wednesday and Thursday. The editor and aides were marooned overnight in a farmhouse north of Lyons, after the press car had stalled in a drift.

Because of the coal shortage Wolcott's Protestant churches will unite for morning services on the next three Sundays.

30 Years Ago - 1940

Donald Knapp and Donald McDorman left Tuesday for Newport, R.I. to report for duty, having enlisted in the U.S. Navy.

35 Years Ago - 1935

The following employees of Christian-Chevrolet Inc., attended the Auto Show in Rochester this week: E.G. Christian, Ralph H. LeFevre, Victor D. Reeves, Arthur Salisbury, Eddie Keukelaar, Eugene D. Fitch, Robert J. White, Charles J. Younglove, Morrison Wilmoth, Lester Countryman, Carleton Rich and Miss Mary Wolven. A 100 per cent attendance by all 22 employees is expected by the end of the week.

New oficers elected by the Wolcott Chamber of Commerce: Ira E. Foster, president; Dean R. Reddick, vice-president; Arthur M. Worden, treasurer; and Floyd C. Conklin, secretary.

50 Years Ago - 1920

Storm caused a terrible wreck two miles west of Wolcott at the Paddock crossing of the New York Central Railroad, Tuesday morning, James Carroll, Charlotte, engineer of the first locomotive behind the snowplow, was scalded and died from his injuries.

Hugh Green of Huron has a 7-month-old calf that gives a pint of milk a day.

School students had a hard time getting to Wolcott for Regents on Monday because of the heavy snow. One girl walked the railroad track from North Rose on snowshoes, not arriving until noon and being almost exhausted by her efforts.

70 Years Ago - 1900

On Jan. 28, 1850, Abram Chase and Nancy Grancy of Wolcott were married. In the following April, they began housekeeping in the house on Auburn St., where they have lived since. Next Sunday will be the 50th anniversary of their marriage. It is doubtful that any other family in Wolcott has occupied its home so long.

Fred Wadsworth will give a Graphaphone entertainment in the Wolcott Opera House, Wednesday. He recently bought 4 new pieces, which have never been heard here.

80 Years Ago - 1890

Asa T. Soule, 65, the Hop Bitters millionaire of Rochester, died at his residence Jan. 17 of "La Grippe." For many years, Mr. Soule was a resident of Butler, and was well-known throughout this section.

Mr. and Mrs. Dory Vought of Fair Haven have been visiting friends in North Wolcott. Dory is the lighthouse keeper at Fair Haven, and he meets with lots of storms. But he never hides his light under a bushel, and always keeps his lamps trimmed and burning. He is off duty now, as navigation is closed.

90 Years Ago - 1880

George Hulett of Hannibal Center was recently arrested for drawing a revolver upon S. M. Baldwin at a wood-chopping bee. Too much hard cider was the incentive for the act. He is now awaiting action by the Grand Jury. Before he gets through, he'll find out how cute it is to get "funny" and draw revolvers on friends.

Joseph Cowell of Weedsport fell on a slippery sidewalk in that village, fracturing his arm. He brought suit against the village for the injury. Last week, he was given a verdict for $450 damages. Moral --- shovel off your walks.



Lake Shore News, Thursday, July 9, 1970. Published in Wolcott, N.Y.

20 Years Ago - 1950

One of the heaviest concentrations of tourist traffic along Route 104 ever seen here, centered between 9:30 and 11 a.m. last Saturday. Patrolman Walter Hulett, who took several spot checks, estimates that 8,000 vehicles passed the Main Street stoplight during this period of 90 minutes.

Newly-elected officers of the Wolcott Legion Auxiliary include Elva Hollenbeck, president; Jane Conway, secretary; LeouVina Carkner, treasurer; Rita Demarest, historian; Edna Sproul, first vice-president; Rosita Norris, second vice-president.

30 Years Ago - 1940

The oldest resident of Wolcott, Abijah V. Vought, 94, died Tuesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Eygnor of Huron - in the same house where he was born May 5, 1846.

35 Years Ago - 1935

Benjamin T. Moore, 62, passed away at his Lake Ave. home early last Thursday morning. News of the sad event cast a gloom over the entire community for no businessman here was better known

50 Years Ago - 1920

Sunday's high wind blew down the big smoke-stack at the Wolcott canning factory. It was insured with F. C. Conklin, and the loss was paid promptly.

70 Years Ago - 1900

Dr. M.A. Veeder of Lyons has been experimenting with mosquito killing. He says: "I have found that a small quantity of oil diffused on the surface of water is very destructive to wrigglers of the sort that are immature forms of mosquitoes, apparently by preventing them from getting their tails up through to breathe."

80 Years Ago - 1890

Chelsea D., the fastest horse ever raised in the Town of Huron, has been sold for $8,000 by Mr. Demmon to Mr. Crouse of Syracuse.

Jack Hill of Pauperville, who represents the Wood Mowing Machine Works, has sold 18 mowers, 4 reapers, and 3 binders. We think this is a good showing in the face of all the grumbling about hard times.

90 Years Ago - 1880

Newark people wish to have the name of their town changed to Arcadia, because of the difficulty about their mail going to Newark, N.J.



Lake Shore News, Thursday, September 24, 1970. Published in Wolcott, N.Y.

5 Years Ago - 1965

Fire of undetermined origin gutted the Wolcott Bakery building on New Hartford St., Wolcott, early Monday morning as volunteer firemen from five area communities battled the stubborn and excessively smoky blaze. The loss was estimated at $50,00 by Earl H. Brautigam, owner of the large two-story concrete block and frame structure.

15 Years Ago - 1955

Ralph J. Morrell, supervisor of the Town of Huron, has received word from state engineers that the proposed new bridge across Sodus Bay will provide access ramps so that bay water may be obtained by area residents for fruit spraying and fire protection.

20 Years Ago - 1950

Dr. Robert G. Stuck and Dr. George W. Pasco announce that the name of the medical center on Lake Ave. has been changed to "Wolcott Hospital." Since it was founded in July 1935, it has been known as the "Wolcott Clinic."

30 Years Ago - 1940

Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Worden and family are about to make their home on Draper St., this village, having completed legal matters in the purchase of the late Sylvia Johnson home.

35 Years Ago - 1935

Patrol leaders elected by the Wolcott Girl Scouts are: Jean Wiley, Bluebirds, Alice Brandt, Meadowlarks; Helen Nash, Buttercups; Rowena Mason, Bluebells; Betty Kline, Cardinals; and Catherine Garlic, Poppies.

50 Years Ago - 1920

Frank Seelye reports hailstones as big as hen's eggs at his place last Sunday. Some were as large as a man's fist. Damage is estimated at $1,000 - principally to apples.

80 Years Ago - 1890

Dr. H. B. Peck and wife of Reed City, Mich., are visiting friends and oldtime acquaintances in Wolcott. Dr. Peck practiced dentistry in Wolcott for 14 years, leaving for the west about 24 years ago. He is still a dentist with a large and lucrative practice.

B. J. Case was elected president of the Epworth League in the Sodus M. E. Church.

The Grand Army boys claim they had a fine time eating roasted ox at Eagle Island last Tuesday.



Lake Shore News, Thursday, October 29, 1970. Published in Wolcott, N.Y.

20 Years Ago - 1950

Three of the oldest residents of the Wolcott area each died the same day, Thursday, Oct. 19 - Carrie Clemence, 86; Edgar Chapin, 87; Della Smith, 88.

Elmer VerDow, 48, prominent Sodus automobile dealer, was killed in an automobile accident last Thursday on the new Route 104, a mile west of Sodus.

25 Years Ago - 1945

The Silver Star Medal for gallantry in action was awarded posthumously to Sgt. Charles H. Householder of Wolcott who was killed by enemy fire while commanding the lead tank of a task force in Germany.

35 Years Ago - 1935

After many weeks of spirited campaigning, the Wolcott Booster Contest is over. Voting for the most popular girl in town, Helen Fowler received 916,000 votes and a prize of $75. Others in the top ten in order, were: Margaret Hayes, Margaret Metcalfe, Gold McCann, Thelma Brundidge, Mildred Hake, Thelma Gilluly, Charlotte Quance, Florence Thompson, Florence Woodruff.

50 Years Ago - 1920

First Division of the Girl Scouts, chaperoned by Mrs. Duncan Salmond, hiked uot to Tyrrell Street, Wolcott, last Saturday afternoon and enjoyed a picnic luncheon at the home of the Misses Elva and Gwendolyn Jeffers.



Lake Shore News, Thursday, November 5, 1970. Published in Wolcott, N.Y.

5 Years Ago - 1965

The Rev. Alfred Horr, pastor, announces that members of St. Mary Magdalen's Roman Catholic Church at Wolcott will observe the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the church with their annual spaghetti supper slated for Thursday, Nov. 11, in the church hall.

25 Years Ago - 1945

Commander Robert G. Stuck, USNR, who spent 17 months in the Aleutians, has received his discharge. Other Wolcott area men released this week from military service: Sgt. Walter A. Hall, anti-aircraft gunner; Carl F. Nye, a Navy "Seabee"; Kenneth R. Lash of the Army Air Corps; Pfc. Carl D. Appleton, who was wounded in Normandy; T/5 Alvin Gilbert and Marine Sgt. Delbert Larkin.

Timothy Manning has been elected master of Wolcott Grange.

30 Years Ago - 1940

Bishop James E. Kearney of Rochester officiated at the dedication of Wolcott's new Roman Catholic Church, St. Mary Magdalen's, at 11 a.m., Sunday, in the presence of more than 200 persons. The Rev. Joseph N. Margrett is pastor of the new church.

35 Years Ago - 1935

"Anybody's Game" is the title of the senior play at Leavenworth Central School, being directed by Miss Murtie Carr. Cast includes: Mary Pettinger, Don Knapp, Jack Osborn, Dick Spross, Leon Reynolds, Gladys VanLare, Charlotte Quance, Ruth Dates, Leo Clark, Olive Larkin, Albert Dobbin, Stanley Farnam, Stan Farnow and Helen Soules.

Mrs. Lottie Redman of Wolcott, Democratic candidate for town clerk, won by the astonishing plurality of 581 votes. As a vote-getter, she has no superiors here. But, by and large, the Republicans of Wolcott are celebrating the defeat of the "New Deal."

50 Years Ago - 1920

Charles Ditton, Jr., of North Rose picked 85 barrels of apples in 9 hours, the last 15 barrels (45 bushels) in one hour and 15 minutes, Oct. 22, on what is known as the Graham farm half a mile east of North Rose, now owned by E. A. Salter.

80 Years Ago - 1890

Austin Hendrick of Huron realized $54.60 this season from the sale of wool and lambs of seven ewes. This is a little ahead of anyone we have seen in this line.

Bud McCoy, leader of the notorious Hatfield-McCoy gang in West Virginia, was killed last Friday evening in Logan County, Va., by a man named Dempsey. That country is wild with excitement and it is believed Dempsey and his associates will be found and the death avenged.

90 Years Ago - 1880

The City of Auburn is just three days older than the City of Oswego. Auburn was incorporated March 21, 1848; and Oswego, March 24. Syracuse is three months older than either.

Stonework on the culvert at the large railroad trestle just east of Wolcott was finished Saturday. For the embankment, 60,000 yards of earth will be used.

[Note: this issue has a front page cover photo of Estella E. Gordon standing in front of a voting booth - Miss Estella E. Gordon of South Butler, who was 101 years old last May 23, gets ready to cast her ballot in Tuesday's election. She remembers voting the first election that women were allowed to vote, back in 1920. "I don't remember who was running for president," she says, "but I know I voted for a Republican." Known to almost everyone as "Aunt Stella," she lives with her nephew George Gordon and family.]



Lake Shore News, Thursday, November 19, 1970. Published in Wolcott, N.Y.

ANNALS

15 Years Ago - 1955

1st Lt. John S. Brandt of Wolcott was awarded his third oak leaf cluster to the Air Medal for outstanding achievement while ferrying 10 jet aircraft across the North Atlantic to the Air Force in Europe.

25 Years Ago - 1945

More servicement reported discharged: SKV/3c Donald B. VanLiere, Pfc. Anthony Ticka, Pfc. Carl G. Eygnor, SSMC2/c Adrian Hollenbeck.

30 Years Ago - 1940

Dogs got into George Wolven's flock of sheep in North Wolcott last Thursday and killed 10 of them.

50 Years Ago - 1920

H. E. Olmstead of Canandaigua writes: "I see by the current number of The Lake Shore News an account of the burning of the home of Herbert VanHorn. Your statement that the corner house was built by my grandfather was an error. The two brick houses at the Furnace were built by the two original partners of the old Furnace Company, Uriah Seymour and Levi Hendrick, and were nearly alike. The corner house was Seymour's. My grandfather, Alden Olmstead, lived there for many years but never owned the place."

70 Years Ago - 1900

One of those terrible crimes perpetrated by brutes that all too frequently stain the history of our country was committed near Limon, Colo., home of Charles Wamsley, formerly of Wolcott. Louise Frost, 12, daughter of a wealthy rancher, was missing. Wamsley headed the search and was the first to find the girl, who had been criminally assaulted and murdered.

Immediately a Vigilantes Committee was organized and the murderer, John Porter, was captured. He confessed cooly and offered no excuses. A throng of men took the man from the custody of the sheriff and burned him alive at the stake, the father of the girl touching off the blaze.

80 Years Ago - 1890

Mrs. Leah Underhill, sister of David Fox of Newark, and one of the original "Fox Girls," founders of modern spiritualism, died at her home in New York City on the 2nd inst.

Charles W. Reed, sheriff of Wayne County, died Monday in Lyons after a lingering illness. A native of Huron, he was the only son of R. E. Reed.

90 Years Ago - 1880

Miss Belle Thorp of Pultneyville won her bounty of fame by paring 40 bushels of apples in 4 hours and 59 minutes.

"Hank" Riggs of North Rose is running his cider mill at full blast and producing an extensive and also a prime quality of "bug" juice. His mill has a capacity of 40 bbls. per day.



Lake Shore News, Thursday, December 17, 1970. Published in Wolcott, N.Y.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Harvey Johnson of Spring Lake Rd., Wolcott, were guests of honor at a family dinner at the Knotty Pine Restaurant in North Rose on their 50th wedding anniversary Wednesday, Dec. 8.

20 Years Ago - 1950

Word was received Monday that Sgt. Leslie Worden was moving into Korea from Japan.

25 Years Ago - 1945

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Winnett have bought the house of the late Mrs. Ella Edwards on Oswego Street, Wolcott.

Servicemen discharged this week: Pfc. James Wiggins, Pfc. LaVerne Knapp, Pfc. William P. Sampson, T/4 Willis H. Montana, Sgt. Leo Green, Sgt. John J. Clifford.

35 Years Ago - 1935

Clarence W. Ridgeway is at his home in Roselle, N.J., nursing a badly damaged foot. While squirrel hunting with his wife (Gertrude Clapper), she accidentally shot him in the foot with her shotgun. Now, the Ridgeways will be unable to form a part of the family group in Wolcott for Christmas, as had been planned.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Eygnor were married, Friday, Dec. 13.

50 Years Ago - 1920

Howard Baker, the 20-year-old Rochester youth who shot and killed William "Billy" Greff, village night watchman on the night of Sept. 11, in Buckminster's & Graves Store, Wolcott, died in the electric chair at Sing Sing Prison last Thursday evening.

70 Years Ago - 1900

The curfew ordinance has been passed by the Wolcott Village Board. It provides that any minor actually or apparently under the age of 18 years cannot be abroad on the streets of the village after 8 p.m., unless accompanied by an adult guardian.

Trustees of Newark High School have decided in the future to ask young women who apply for places as teachers to bind themselves to stay single for at least two years. Twelve teachers there have taken young Newark men as husbands in the last three years alone. It is a sure route to matrimony!

80 Years Ago - 1890

George Austin of Port Bay has received a large shipment of live German Carp from No. 80 Fulton Market, New York City, last week. He is "planting" them in the bay near his residence on the east side. If they thrive, Port Bay will be able to report as nice fish as any locality in the state, in the near future (Editor's note - So this is the guy responsible for all those lousy carp!)

Alexander Johnstone, the mind-reader, drove blindfolded through the City of Syracuse over a devious route previously taken by a committee of newspaper men and found a certain needle stuck in the wall of an indoor room at the Syracuse Medical College, hidden in that manner. The test was surrounded by every safeguard to make it impossible for him to cheat the committee.

90 Years Ago - 1880

"Uncle Toby," the Red Creek correspondent, writes: The squealing of pigs and the cackling of chickens denote the approach of a Merry Xmas. Our friend, E. Foster, anticipated the event and sent us a portion of a recently slaughtered grunter. We judge that porker must have been a goodly size.

First dance of the season, auspices of the "Martville Bloods," takes place Wednesday, at Mosher's Hall. An orchestra from Auburn is engaged for the occasion, with George Allen, Esq., grand director. No person will be admitted unless in full dress: silk stockings and white kid gloves for the ladies, white chokers and swallowtail coats for the gents. Carriages on runners will call for the ladies at 9 o'clock prompt.



Lake Shore News, Thursday, December 24, 1970. Published in Wolcott, N.Y.

35 Years Ago - 1935

Charles Converse, 12, of Rose added to his Christmas joys by giving his mother an electric washing machine, won in the RG&E contest. There were more than 300 entries.

50 Years Ago - 1920

Two girls died in the flames when Lyons High School was destroyed by fire yesterday. When the alarm sounded, they were in physical education class on the third floor. The two girls ran to the cloakroom on the second floor for their wraps, and were cutt off from the exit by the roaring inferno. The four-story brick structure was built 32 years ago at a cost of $55,000.

70 Years Ago - 1900

Paddy Ryan, ex-champion heavyweight pugilist of the world who was defeated by John L. Sullivan, died of convulsions Dec. 14, at Green Island, near Albany.

80 Years Ago - 1890

C. A. Green of Grand Rapids, Mich., is visiting friends in the Wolcott area. Mr. Green left for the west in 1872, and this is his first trip back. He says the people and country have changed so much he hardly knows where he is.

90 Years Ago - 1880

Dr. A. P. Crafts, 51, died at his residence in this village Saturday evening. He was the first member of Keesler Post, G.A.R., to die since the organization was founded more than five years ago. Last year, he was elected to represent Wayne County in the New York State Legislature.

Under "GALEN NEWS" (p. 5; location should be just north of village of Clyde.)

1,500 Chinchillas Die in Shed Blaze

A fire last Thursday, caused when the roof of a shed collapsed, killed 1,500 chinchillas valued at $60,000.

The shed, located about a mile north of the village on Route 414, was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Edwards.

Mrs. Edwards was in a large barn to which the shed was connected and narrowly escaped injury when the roof collapsed from the weight of several inches of snow.

The fire started about 15 minutes after the incident, Edwards said. When the roof collapsed electric wiring may have been jerked apart and caused a short circuit.

Firemen from Clyde, North Rose, Rose and Lyons answered the 11:40 a.m. alarm, but were unable to save anything.

The blaze destroyed the 100-by-26-foot three-story barn, and the 50-by-26-foot shed, along with several pieces of valuable automatic equipment.

Edwards said the loss, which he estimated between $75,000 and $80,000, was partly covered by insurance.

His chinchilla operation, which he has run for the past 16 years, is the largest in New York State, he said. He has another 1,000 chinchillas in a second barn near his house on Shephard Road.

A neighbor who noticed smoke called in the alarm. Clyde Chief Vivan Ferindino directed the fire fighting, and the Wayne County Sheriff's Department investigated.



Lake Shore News, Thursday, December 31, 1970. Published in Wolcott, N.Y.

Couple Observe 63rd Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Orville Acker of South Butler were honored with an "open house" Sunday, December 27, in celebration of their 63rd wedding anniversary, which was Christmas Day. The affair was held at the home of their nephew, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Acker.

The hostess had the dining room beautifully decorated with red Christmas candles, evergreens, poinsettia and holly. The table centerpiece was a bowl of red and white carnations flanked by antique apothecary jars containing red candles and holly berries. The banister of the open staircase was wound with evergreens and red velvet ribbon.

Mrs. John Stuhlman of Syracuse, niece of the Ackers, poured tea and coffee for the guests and Mrs. Helen Ferris served the large two-tiered cake which was topped with two wedding bells inside a large heart.

The bride of 63 years ago was Miss Nellie Tabor, daughter of Frank and Minnie Tabor of South Butler. The groom was the son of Allison and Fannie Acker. They were married by Rev. Dorlin Shorts at the parsonage of the South Butler Methodist Church and were attended by the groom's brother and his bride of one week, Mrs. and Mrs. Asa Acker (now deceased). They moved to a farm on Livingston Road and lived there all of their lives until five years ago when they sold their home and moved to a trailer east of the village of South Butler. They have been members of the local Methodist Church since 1906 and 1908 respectively. (front page story; no photo)

ANNALS

20 Years Ago - 1950

Fire ripped through the Sheahen Farms celery packing plant and warehouse just east of Wolcott on Route 104, early last Friday morning, destroying tons of produce and causing damage estimated at more than $100,000. The entire cold storage section was destroyed.

James L. Becker, 65, Red Creek funeral director, died unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 24, at his home on Church St.

25 Years Ago - 1945

Wilford Bullock miraculously escaped injury Monday night when the sedan he was driving left Mill St. and plunged into Mill Creek. If the car had rolled over the falls, it owuld have dropped another 40 feet.

Wolcott men ordered to report for their induction physicials include Holley Caster, James C. Topping and Donald Godkin.

75 Years Ago - 1895

Little Florence Conklin is recovering from an attack of tonsilitis which has confined her to the house for more than a week. Her younger brother Floyd, was ill with German measles at the same time, throwing a great burden of labor and anxiety upon Mrs. Conklin.

Horace M. Lawrence, who reached home Saturday, is rejoicing with his friends at having closed a contract for teaching during the ensuing year at Romulus, his work having given the best of satisfaction.

Stockholders of the Crystal Springs Creamery Co. of Huron held their annual business meeting and election of officers at Robinson's Hall, Rice's Mill, last Saturday afternoon.

The Misses Nellie and Hester Morrill are home for the holidays from Newburg and Yonkers where they are engaged as teachers.

85 Years Ago - 1885

The weather this winter thus far is very much as it was with the exception of the extreme cold Saturday before Christmas when the thermometer went 20 degrees below zero.

Through the carelessness of boys, three lights of glass were knocked out of the windows of the Baptist Church last week. The throwing of snowballs should be prohibited in the vicinity of church buildings.

The wedding of Lizzie Mack and Lincoln Harder of Butler took place Christmas Eve in the residence of the bride's parents.

B. M. Fredendall is now in command of the Rose grist mill and wants everyone to understand it.



Lake Shore News, Thursday, February 11, 1971. Published in Wolcott, N.Y.

ANNALS

20 Years Ago - 1951

Church pastors listed in the LSN column: Wolcott Baptist, Robert Baker; Wolcott Methodist, Chester Zogg; Wolcott Presbyterian, George Wolf; St. Stephen's Episcopal, David Baker; St. Mary Magdalen's, Ralph Meyer; Huron Presbyterian, Russell Henry; North Wolcott Methodist, Arthur Harrington; South Butler Disciples, Roy Clark; Sunnyside Mission, Frank Derr; North Rose Methodist, Stanley Robinson; North Rose Presbyterian, Ernest Dickinson; Rose Baptist, Anthony Jefferson; Rose Methodist, Charles Smith; Rose Free Methodist, I.Y. Persons.

25 Years Ago - 1946

Thomas C. Edwards, a former "G.I." and veteran shoeman in Newark and Canandaigua, has purchased the Family Shoe Store in Wolcott from Mrs. William Aulenbacher.

Dr. Robert G. Stuck will tell about his experiences in the Aleutians as guest speaker at a meeting of the Wolcott College Club at 8 p.m., Monday, at the home of Mrs. Edward T. Brown.

30 Years Ago - 1941

Carl L. Katz, an attorney who has been associated for the past year with James F. Feeney of Mexico, has opened an office in the rooms over the VanValkenburg Jewelry Store.

Miss Peterson's sixth grade at Leavenworth Central School has four students on the honor roll. They stand in order: Barbara Woods, Richard Noble, David Wetherby and John Brandt.

35 Years Ago - 1936

Thelma Clingerman of North Rose won the Wayne County cherry pie baking contest last Saturday at Sodus. Dorothy Kester of Rose was second, and Marjorie Baker of North Rose placed third.

50 Years Ago - 1921

Nelson Fox, while walking in the woods recently purchased from the Gatchell estate in Rose, discovered a swarm of bees in the top of a hickory tree. He got busy and cut down the tree, collecting 200 pounds of honey.

Fred Simpson has bought the Nelson Bush building on Furnace Street, Wolcott. He is an expert in rebottoming chairs, as everybody knows, and also can put together mission furniture very skillfully. He plans to make use of thie building in these two lines.

70 Years Ago - 1901

The well-known summer resort hotel on Le Roy's Island, Great Sodus Bay, owned and occupied by Harlow C. LeRoy, was burned with nearly all of its contents between 10 and 11 p.m., Monday.

John O. Wadsworth, the census enumerator, reports the population of the Village of Wolcott as 1,279.

Benjamin Chapman, 77, the hermit who lives at Slab City (near Newark in this county) has the strange hallucination that he is turning to ice. He wears a heavy blanket and keeps beside the fire all the time, hoping to avert the dreaded end. Proceedings have been commenced to ascertain his sanity.

80 Years Ago - 1891

W.W. Paddock, the veteran hardware dealer of Wolcott, has associated with him in business his son, W. H. Paddock. Hereafter the firm name will be W.W. Paddock & Son. Success to the new arrangement is the wish of the Lake Shore News.

Last Monday, O. Vought invited the gentlemen of North Wolcott to meet in his woods, and he would give the church all the wood they could cut. About 25 cords were cut by men with axes, saws and teams. The ladies were not idle while the men were busy. A number of them with baked beans, pork, puddings and other good things prepared a bountiful supper for all. It takes quite a town to beat the ladies of this little way-back village in getting up a good supper.

90 Years Ago - 1881

Melted snow is the only soft water to be had by a majority of families of Wolcott.

The large summer hotel at Port Bay is now nearly completed.

Lake Shore News, Thursday, February 18, 1971. Published in Wolcott, N.Y.

Fifteen Years Ago - 1956

Congregations of the Presbyterian churches of Wolcott and Red Creek will unite to install their new pastor, the Rev. Kenneth E. Cross, at a special service to be held at 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26, in the Wolcott sanctuary.

20 Years Ago - 1951

Damages of more than $10,000 were caused by a fire that completely destroyed the Wolcott Farm Market on Rt. 104 early Tuesday.

Mrs. Ira Foster, 66, prominent local business woman, died very suddenly last Sunday morning at her home on Orchard St.

25 Years Ago - 1946

Servicemen's discharges reported this week: SK2/c Gordon T. Fowler, Pfc. Lyle Guthrie, RM 3/c Richard C. Palmer, and SK1/c William Ely.

35 Years Ago - 1936

The county's oldest public official in length of service, Game Protector Claude T. DoVille of Sodus Point, has retired after 34 years. His successor is Norris L. Sutherland.

50 Years Ago - 1921

In regard to the location of the proposed town clock, one LSN reader says "It might well be placed over 'Little Venus' to hide her n_dity, which has been so distressing to some people since she was installed."

70 Years Ago - 1901

An unlooked-for wedding took place at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, at Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Murphy's flat in Wolcott. The bridegroom was Kirkland Andrus of Huron and the bride was Miss Nina Collins, for the last two years a clerk in the Murphy Store at Wolcott. The marriage was to be kept a secret, but heavy winds prevented the newlyweds from going to the home of the bride's parents, Westbury.

Azel Hough's shade factory in South Butler is a success. It gives employment to 15 hands and they are so hurried that they work until 9 p.m. some days.

80 Years Ago - 1891

Mrs. L. H. Dratt of South Butler gave an afternoon "T" on Wednesday, complimentary to Mrs. Theodore Caine of Auburn, to which were invited Mrs. Will Barcliffe, Mrs. Monte Hibbard, Miss Alice Rising and Mrs. Jennie Cushman Andrews all of whom being ex-teachers, like the Hortons, and choice friends. A more intellectual group of ladies would not easily be gathered in "these diggings" and they undoubtedly had a feast of reason and a flow of soul.

90 Years Ago - 1881

We notice that a Russian claims to have found a substitute for rubber. It is strongly suspected that while traveling in this country he tackled a ham sandwich in a railway restaurant.

Nine newspapers and one monthly magazine have been published in Clyde since the organization of the settlement in 1820. The first was called "The Standard," the date of the first number being Jan. 3, 1830. The "Times" is now in its 32nd year, hale and hearty, all the rest having gone "where the woodbine twineth."



Lake Shore News, Thursday, March 4, 1971. Published in Wolcott, N.Y.

10 Years Ago - 1961

Warren L. Edwards, 82, former principal at North Rose High School, died unexpectedly last Friday at his home on Glemark (?) Rd., North Rose.

20 Years Ago - 1951

Canned food from the Wolcott firm of Olney & Carpenter, Inc., is once more "in action" with the American armed forces abroad. In a front-page photo, Marine Cpl. Robert Colgan carries an armload of O&C products at a Leatherneck base near battle zone in Korea.

25 Years Ago - 1946

Servicemen's discharges reported this week: Sgt. George E. Chatfield, Capt. Seth J. Converse, Sgt. Donald Crombach and Cox. Robert Countryman.

30 Years Ago - 1941

There were 181 students absent from Leavenworth Central School on Monday, due to measles and influenza. Despite the epidemic, the school has not been closed for that would mean loss of state aid.

35 Years Ago - 1936

Charles O'Brien went on a business trip with Roy Putnam of Red Creek, last Monday up through Henderson Harbor. When they started to come home, it was snowing so hard it was impossible to see the road. They struck a drift near a farmhouse, and remained there until Friday. Charles had always wanted the experience of being snowed-in -- and now he's satisfied.

Dr. Stuck's coupe that he had been obliged to leave in a drift near Westbury was shoveled out and brought back to him last Saturday.

50 Years Ago - 1921

William D. Jones, 81, and Mrs. Julia Monroe, 89, were married at Clyde last Thursday by Justice of the Peace James L. Howard, who is 84 years of age. Mr. Jones, a Civil War veteran, was very ill at the time of the ceremony and was propped up in bed while the nuptials were performed. The next morning he was reported to be much improved in health, and looking forward to many happy years with his bride. This is Mr. Jones' fourth matrimonial venture, and it is said to be the bride's fifth.

Walter C. Gilbert, local editor of the Newark Courier for the last two years, has purchased the Savannah Times.

70 Years Ago - 1901

Major George W. Brinkerhoff was in Wolcott last Saturday with the published proceedings of the Board of Supervisors for the current year. He left 200 copies for free distribution at H. T. Kelly & Son's hardware store.

80 Years Ago - 1891

Dedication services of the new Baptist Church in Wolcott will be held Wednesday next, March 4.

90 Years Ago - 1881

The Rev. William A. Rice was installed as pastor of the Presbyterian Church here Tuesday evening, with Dr. Wolcott Calkins of Newton, Mass., as guest speaker at the service. Mr. Rice will deliver his first sermon as pastor this Sunday on the question of license and no-license. Voters are especially invited to attend.



Lake Shore News, Thursday, March 11, 1971. Published in Wolcott, N.Y.

This issue has extensive snow storm-related news and anecdotes, including front-age photos. For example:

(p. 3) Most local folks were lucky enough to be on the inside looking out before the storm got too bad Thursday night but a few got caught out in it and were unable to make it home. Among them were Bruce Waterman, Karry King and Joe Bowker, all employees of Engleson and VanLiere on their way to their homes in Savannah. They spent the night at the South Butler Fire House; Al Rusch and Luther Bowman got as far as Crane's Store on Route 89 and pulled in there and spent the night in their cars; Don Boos started out toward Butler on 89 and from Wolcott and ended up walking back to the home of fellow employee, Allen Weed in Wolcott to spend the night.

30 Years Ago - 1941

The first baby chick contest held in New York State was won by the Wolcott team of Burton Tyler, MIlton and Philip Wadsworth.

70 Years Ago - 1901

Fred Bevier of Wolcott and Clarence J. Armstrong of Butler, till recently of Syracuse, have entered into a business partnership. Each is to have an equal half of the furniture and undertaking business.

80 Years Ago - 1891

Date of the dedication of the monument in memory of the noble men of the 111th Regiment, who fell at Gettysburg, is fixed on June 25.

90 Years Ago - 1881

There are 39 farmers in Wayne County named "Clark" and they own 2,757 acres of land. The "Smith" family numbers 45 male representatives in the Wayne County Agricultural Bureau, and they own 4,566 acres of land.



Lake Shore News, Thursday, March 18, 1971. Published in Wolcott, N.Y.


The Town of Rose offices for Supervisor, Assessors, Highway and Town Justices will soon be located in the former North Rose Presbyterian Church. The deed to the church, which closed last year, has been turned over to the town. Plans for the building will include a town museum in what was the dining room of the church. The North Rose Lions Club has offered assitsance with this project. The town has already received many articles from the Oat Gray estate for this museum.

20 Years Ago - 1951

Cpl. Raymond W. Verkest, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Verkest of Wolcott, was wounded in action with the Army in Korea.

Maurice (Spike) Mason, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mason of Wolcott, has been promoted to the rank of full colonel in the Marine Corps.

25 Years Ago - 1946

Servicemen discharges reported: Pfc. Grant Crombach, S/Sgt. Donald Kline, Pfc. Burton Tyler, Cpl. Ray Silliman, MM2/c John Budinock, S1/c Maurice Kelley, Pfc. William Sampson.

70 Years Ago - 1901

The Rev. H. B. Stevenson announces his intention to retire from the pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church of Wolcott. [Note: this was the well-known Finger Lakes clergyman Halsey B. Stevenson.]

80 Years Ago - 1891

The Town Clerk's office was moved to Red Creek, Tuesday.

Population of Wayne County is 49,729 according to the official canvass.

90 Years Ago - 1881

Dr. G. P. Livingston and William Strickler of Clyde and Alpheus P. Cornell of Butler are the only survivors of the Mexican War now living in Eastern Wayne County.

Four more men went over Niagara Falls last week. Three were carried in a boat while hunting ducks, the fourth was the suicide of M. L Rowell of Bath, who threw himself into the rapids.




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