Formerly Published in Wolcott, N.Y.

Part 5

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, March 12, 1964. Published in Wolcott, N.Y.

DEATHS [all on page 7]

Mrs. Charlotte Gent

Mrs. Charlotte Gent, 77, died Wednesday (March 4, 1964) in Geneva General Hospital.

She is survived by .... [see original article for names of two daughters, granddaughter, two sisters, granddaughter's children & grandchildren].

Mrs. Gent was the West Shore correspondent for Lake Shore News in Wolcott and the Lyons Republican, until the death of her husband Will Gent. She then went to Ovid to live with her daughter. She was a lifelong member of Rose Grange.

Services were held in the Farnsworth Chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. John Newman of Rose Methodist Church officiating; burial in Rose Cemetery.

West Rose Personal Items During Week

West Rose- The neighborhood was saddened last week by the death of Mrs. William (Lottie) Gent in Geneva General Hospital. She has been a resident of West Rose for many years and for a number of years was the West Rose news correspondent. Following the death of her husband, she made her home iwth a daughter [names of 2 daughters]. However, her loyalty to and love for the town of Rose were evident as she returned whenever possible to attend meetings of the Birthday Club and to visit friends.

Mrs. Gent had been a 7th degree member of Rose Grange for 40 years and was secretary of the Grange for a number of years. She was active in the Grange as long as health permitted.

Elizabeth Cole

Miss Elizabeth Ross Cole, 79, of Butler Center died early Thursday morning, March 5, 1964 at the Wolcott Hospital soon after her arrival.

A native of Wayne County, she was born Aug. 16, 1884, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Annie Phillips Ross.

Her husband, William B. Cole, died June 21, 1952.

Surviving are... [see original article for names of 3 daughters, 3 sons, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and sister].

A service was held Satlurday at the Robertson Funeral Home with burial in Rose Cemetery, the Rev. Russell Henry officiating.

Mrs. Paul Boyd

Louise M. Boyd of Savannah died Thursday, March 5, 1964, after a long illness. A native of Rochester, she was a daughter of Mrs. Mary Hillman Dean of Fremont, Neb., and the late Charles Dean.

Mrs. Boyd and her husband, Paul, moved to Savannah from Rochester three years ago. She was a member of the Savannah Methodist Church, the Friendship Class of the church, and the Fellowship Class and W.S.C.S. of the Spring Lake Methodist Church. She was also an officer of Raymond Chapter O.E.S.

Surviving besides her husband... [see original article for two sons, step-daughter, two sisters, brother, and un-named grandchildren].

An Easter Star service was held Saturday at the Colvin Funeral Home where the funeral was held Sunday, with burial in Crusoe Cemetery, the Rev. Bernard DeGraw officiating.

Mrs. Sarah Fremouw

Sarah Fremouw, 75, died Saturday, March 7, 1964, at the home of her son, Ernest, on the Pilgrimport Rd., Sodus.

She is survived by... [see original article for four sons, four brothers w/surname Tack, six sisters, un-named grandchildren and great-grandchildren].

Services were held at the home of her son, Ernest, on Tuesdy with Rev. John Wilcox.

Mrs. Sarah Wolf

Sarah Wolf, 82, died Thursday, March 5, 1964 in Ogdensburg following a long illness.

She is survived by... [names of daughter in Clyde, un-named grandchildren, two sisters, one brother].

Services were held Sunday in the Farnsworth Chapel with Rev. Ernest Dickinson officiating; burial in Rose Cemetery.

Mrs. Lula Brede

Mrs. Lula Brede, 88, of North Rose, died Monday night (March 9, 1964) in the Lyons Community Hospital.

She is survived by her son-in-law, Leon Salter of North Rose, and two cousins, Olive Dufel and Lloyd Sickles of Schenectady.

Burial will be in Rose Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Lake Shore News Annals

5 Years Ago - 1959

James Potter Thompson, 85, Wolcott attorney who served 27 years as justice of the peace in the Town of Wolcott, died Wednesday evening, March 4, after a long illness.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Tyler of South Butler will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with "open house" Sunday afternoon at the South Butler Disciples Church.

10 Years Ago - 1954

New officers of the Wolcott Rotary Club to take office in July are: George Robertson, president; Robert Terry, vice-president; Thomas Johnson, secretary; Arthur Worden, treasurer; Richard Camp and Richard Hayden, directors.

Gerald Bush of Wolcott and Ernest Craine of Red Creek have purchased the Wolcott Bowling Center from Phil Sereno of Red Creek.

15 Years Ago - 1949

Quick Action by Mrs. A. B. Russell and Mrs. George Graves prevented what might have been a serious fire in St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.

20 Years Ago - 1944

The Rev. Walter W. Anderson, pastor of the Wolcott Baptist Church since 19356, has accepted a call to the pastorte of the First Baptist Church at Baldwinsville, effective May 1.

Thirty friends of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Reyn of North Huron gave a surprise party for the couple at their home last Fridy evening in honor of their 40th wedding anniversary.

25 Years Ago - 1939

The county has come to terms with Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Smith, paying them $1,050 for .71 of an acre of land used for the new right of way of Route 104.

Bert Bovee likes his eggs large. Recently he gathered one that weighed a half-pound, being 3 1/2 inches long and 7 inches in circumference.

35 Years Ago - 1929

The Rev. E. C. Potter has resigned as pastor of the Wolcott Presbyterian Church to accept the pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church of Katonah.

The special meeting held at school Tuesday to decide on whether the rear of the Thomas property should or should not be purchased for $1800 as an atheletic field for the high school resulted in the victory for its purchase, 56 votes to 39.

65 Years Ago - 1899

George W. Armstrong of Oswego in behalf of himself and 42 others claiming to be descendants of Capt. John Wood, a Revolutionary War veteran, has laid claim to a tract of 1800 acres of valuable land; 600 acres in the Town of Wolcott, 600 in Butler, and 600 in Sterling; the claim based on letters patent issued Jan. 16, 1795.

Fred Wadsworth has already made 62 gallons of maple syrup this season.

75 Years Ago - 1889

George M. Crampton of Butler recently sold his farm and purchased the Daniel Roe place at Butler Center.

Democrats made a clean sweep of the Town of Wolcott election, headed by Myron Wood as supervisor, and Charles H. Beach as town clerk.

H. J. VanBuskirk, formerly of Clyde, has been appointed assistant telegraph editor of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.

The malt house was the scene of a pugilistec affray a few days since and the belligerents mauled each other around as carelessly as if heads were made of pot-metal. Boys, this will never do. Over on another street we are nightly told to love they neighbor as thyself and to do unto others, etc. Out of respect to the parties engaged, we withhold signature.

85 Years Ago - 1879

Charles Kall will open his shaving parlor in the rooms recently occupied by the millinery store of Miss Barker, the latter part of this week.

Mrs. Rachel Cole of Wolcott, widow of the late Samuel G. Cole, soldier of the War of 1812, will hereafter draw pension of $8 per month so long as she may live for the services of her husband in that war. She is now 85 years of age, and though blind, is cheerful and happy.

James Johnson of Wolcott has obtained a list of 1,044 names to a petition to the State Legislature asking for a repeal of laws that exempt church property and Ministers of the Gospel from taxation.

Marion Conklin, supervisor, and Patrick Maloney, clerk, led the Democrats in another sweep of the Town of Wolcott Election.

Letters to the Editor

Editor, Lake Shore News:

I've been gathering Hill genealogy since 1936, and have records on more than 85,000 Hill men from all over the world.

I have partial records on a John T. Hill who married Elizabeth Seager and who started North Rose Village before 1893. I'd like to hear from persons having records on this, or any other, branch of Hill. Information should include full names, birth and death dates, and places.

Edwin P. Hill
1615 Tarpon
Plainfield, Indiana 46168
[Note: this letter was written 41 years ago, and he had been collecting data since 1936. He has probably passed away but perhaps left his records to a historical society in the Midwest.]

Lake Shore News, Thursday, August 23, 1962. Published in Wolcott, N.Y.

Howard Palmer

Howard Palmer

Howard Palmer of Draper St. closed the doors of his Main St. grocery, this week completing 52 1/2 years of continuous business in the same building.

Palmer's Grocery opened March 9, 1910, with Howard and his brother, Floyd, operating the store together. Howard, who will be 80 years old in November this year, says Floyd left the store during 1932 and entered the cold storage business in Wolcott.

The veteran retailer and his wife Pearl, have one child Mrs. Katherine Skinner, and two grandchldren. Active in community affairs, Howard was a director of the First National Bank of Wolcott and has been a member of the advisory board since its merger with Security Trust Co.

He served on the Board of Education for 19 years - five of those as president; is an active member of the Wolcott Methodist Church, a Mason for 43 years, a former Rotarian, adnd past vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce.

The small store, located next to the bank, was popular for many years because of the delivery service offered by Palmer, and it was around the year 1935 that he expanded his inventory to include the installation of an electrically operating cooler.

"We never arranged the store to facilitate self-service like the new stores do with their shoppers' carts," Howard says. "We preferred to wait on our customers personally." During recent years the business was noted for its "old time" friendly service.

Palmer's retirement plans are indefinite, but he's sure he'll keep busy doing something. When featured in the News' "Meet the Merchants" series during 1956, he was asked to enumerate his hobbies: "Work," answered Mr. Palmer, "just work!"

DEATHS [all on page 4]

Augustus Dhondt

Augustus B. Dhondt, 70, of Savannah, well known muck farmer and banker died August 15, 1962 in Memorial Hospital, Auburn after a long illness. Mr. Dhondt was active in farm work, although he had not been well for over a year. Born in the Town of Arcadia, son of the late Peter and Felicitia Devrieze Dhondt, "Gus" came to Savannah 38 years ago from Fairville and has been engaged in muck farming ever since.

He was a member of Savannah Lodge F and AM No. 764, president and director of the National Bank of Savannah and until two months ago, was chairman of the Savannah Republican Committee. He was a member of the Farm Bureau and the Wayne County Extension Service, Empire State Potato Club, Inc., and past president and past director of the Savannah Growers Co-Op.

He leaves his wife Mabel Wright Dhondt, two sons [names left off for privacy], and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from Colvin Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald Nash, pastor of the Congregational Church, officiating. Burial in Savannah-Butler Cemetery.

Mrs. Cora Smith

Mrs. Cora Newport Smith, 63, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 1962 in the Roswell Park Memorial Hospital in Buffalo where she had been a patient for seven weeks.

A native of Canandaigua, she was the daughter of Theodore Newport and Arlula Hardin. Funeral was held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Robertson Funeral Home with the Rev. Russell Henry officiating. Burial was in Huron Evergreen Cemetery.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Charles Finney and Miss Sara Newport, both of Wolcott... [three brothers also listed].

Mrs. Mattie Kind

Mrs. Mattie Sheldon King, 83, of 31 Lake Ave., Wolcott, died suddenly in Auburn Memorial Hospital, Auburn, Monday, Aug. 20, 1962 where she had been a patient for two days.

She was a native of Ira Hill, N.Y.

A service will be held at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) in the Robertson Funeral Home with the Rev. H. Wesley Bacon officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.

Mrs. King moved to Wolcott 20 years ago from Fulton when her husband, Joseph King died. She was a member of the Wolcott Baptist Church.

Surviving are... [see original paper for names of daughter, sister, un-named grandchild and great-grandchild].

Lake Shore News, Thursday, August 15, 1968. Published in Wolcott, N.Y.

Butler Center (p. 3)

Butler Center- The Methodist Church of Butler Center was well filled last Sunday morning with 110 persons in attendance. The congregation from the United Methodists, the United Church of South Butler as well as friends and relatives of the guest speaker, Rev. David Simmons, came. Rev. Simmons has many ancestral connections in the Butler Center Church, his great, great, great-grandfather having been a member at the time the church was built in 1836. The family has been influential in church throughout the years. He is presently pastor of Stittville and Floyd Methodist churches in the Mohawk district.

Following church services, Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. George Colvin were host to 36 relatives at a family picnic at their home. Guests were present from Eden, Randolph, Canandaigua, Macedon, Clyde, Oswego, Stittville, Savannah, Red Creek and Wolcott.

Lake Shore News, Thursday, October 12, 1967. Published in Wolcott, N.Y.

William Redington

A prayer service for William Redington, 88, of Rochester, formerly of Huron, was held last Thursday at Huron Evergreen Cemetery, with Rev. Russell Henry officiating.

Mr. Redington died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1967, in a Rochester nursing home after a long illness. For many years, he was employed in the Rochester button factory. Surviving are nieces and nephews.

Lake Shore News, Thursday, December 5, 1968. Published in Wolcott, N.Y.

Lake Shore News Annals

5 Years Ago - 1963

A fellowship dinner and reception was held Sunday, Dec. 1, at the South Butler Methodist Church for Rev. and Mrs. Hani Khoury and family who began their ministry at the Butler Center and South Butler Churches on Nov. 3.

10 Years Ago - 1958

The new historical museum room will open Sunday on the upper floor of the Wolcott Civic Free Library.

15 Years Ago - 1953

Boy Scout Troop 110 at Wolcott will celebrate its 27th birthday at a party tonight (Thursday), according to the Rev. James Scotland, scoutmaster.

25 Years Ago - 1943

A good turnout was on hand for the basketball reunion party last Saturday night at North Rose. The Old-Old-Timers defeated the Old-Timers, 40-30, with the older alumni playing the entire fray with the same five men.

The Old-Old-Timer lineup were Cpl. Richard Drury, recently returned from the battlefield of North Africa and Sicily, Fremont Powers, formerly NRCS coach; the venerable Paul Marshall, Paul Baker and Ralph Richardson. On the roster of the more recent grads were Glen Mills, Arden Wood, James Campbell, Cleon Guthrie, Clark Adams, Gordon Acker and William Raymond.

30 Years ago - 1938

Mr. and Mrs. Clair Younglove of North Wolcott celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary last Wednesday evening. Many friends and relatives gathered at their home for the evening.

Fire destroyed the barn on the William Ely place on New Hartford St. between 2 and 3 a.m., Wednesday. With this building went a new tractor belonging to C. A. Payne.

40 Years Ago - 1928

At the pancake supper served by the ladies of the Methodist Church, Monday evening, Harold Francisco was high man. A prize of two pounds of sausage was offered to the person who could eat the most pancakes and Harold won with ease, eating 31.

The Hupmobile Motor Co. has just secured a controlling interest in the stock of Chandler-Cleveland Co., and will shortly take possession. The latter company is the one with which J. V. Whitbeck, formerly of Wolcott, is associated. Mr. Whitbeck is the inventor of the Cleveland Motor and was president of the Cleveland Co., before it was merged with Chandler, when he became vice president of the combined concern.

70 Years Ago - 1898

"Ikey" Sabin offers a liberal reward for information that will lead to the detection and conviction of the person who stole his pail of water last Saturday. He came up to Campbell's well, pumped two pails of water, and then stepped into the store. When he came out, one pail had disappeared.

William Chappell of North Wolcott recently purchased from George S. Horton a place consisting of house, barn and 12 acres of land located in the northeast part of the township. Consideration was $125.

80 Years Ago - 1888

Cards are out announcing the approaching marriage of our young friend, Omar M. Curtis, son of Capt. George B. Curtis of this village, to Miss Carilla A. Borradaile of Sodus Center, on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 12, at the Presbyterian Church in that village.

Last Wednesday evening, Frank Campbell of Butler and Miss Eva Baker of Wolcott were united in marriage by the Rev. Charles Eddy.

90 Years Ago - 1878

George Johnson wears a smiling countenance and is the happy father of a boy weighing 9 3/4 lbs.

At North Wolcott resides a man by the name of Bennett Smith who is 105 years of age. He is remarkably active for his age. Two years since he walked to Wolcott Village, a distance of six miles. Mr. Smith was a soldier in the War of 1812.

North Rose Highlights (p. 13)
Miss Virginia Winchell, Correspondent

North Rose- Mr. and Mrs. William Shaver celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at their home on Salter Road Monday, with their daughter, Mrs. Wesley Palmer, Mrs. Palmer of Newark and their grandchildren [see original for names of grandchildren] joining them. William and Mary Knapp Shaver were married on December 2, 1908 in Huron and moved to the Town of Rose soon after that. Mr. S haver has just recently retired from the crate mill business. He was one of the main suppliers of crates to the local fruit industry for over 40 years. Their daughter Mrs. Marguerite Costello died three years ago. They have two other granddaughters who were unable to attend the festivities.

Clyde Area (p. 14)

The Galen Free Library Board announces the receipt of a bequest of $2,500 from the Walter Sloan estate. Mr. Sloan, a native of Clyde, had lived in Oakland, Calif. for many years. The Baptist church, which now houses the library, was his home church in his early days and has for several years sent a gift to the library at Christmas time. The gift will make possible the purchase of additional book cases; repairs on the roof; pay for the new gas furnace recently installed and make possible the purchase of a projector and screen.

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