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From NY State Resources
Part 7

New 1/17/14   from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Wednesday, April 2, 1902

Lucius H. Clark, of East Palmyra, assisted by William Robinson and Albert Ridley, of Newark, have completed the map of the new portion of the Willow Avenue cemetery at Newark, known as the Benton tract, located north of the main cemetery, and a number of new burial lots will be sold off in the near future.

New 1/17/14   from the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, unknown date in January 1890

Ernest Koetsch expects to start next Monday for Chicago to attend the Chicago Horological School.

[NOTE: this was an SUV Camp:]

E. K. Burnham Camp, No. 80, installed the following officers last night: Geo. Hawley, Capt.; Ed. Ramsperger, 1st Lt.; Henry Hack, 2nd Lt.; Chas. Seider, Segt. of the Guard; Ed. Burt, Q. M.; Leonard Baldwin, 1st Segt.; Charles Van Dusen, Chaplain. Their meeting night has been changed to Tuesday evening.

New 1/17/14   from the Wayne County Review, Thursday, June 21, 1906

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Clark Saturday morning of last week.

Mrs. George Kent entertained her niece, Miss Margaret Myers of Rochester, Saturday and Sunday.

Miss Marian Curtis is home from Wells preparatory school to spend the summer with her aunt, Miss Bottume.

Mrs. Joseph Medick is spending this week in Buffalo, the guest of her daughter, Mrs. T. Fred Williams, formerly of Clyde.

Charles Whitman will remove his family from this village to Denver in the near future, having accepted a position which calls for a location much further west than New York state.

New 1/17/14   from the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, unknown date in 1890

Hattie Blackmar has gone to New York to visit Henry Winans and family.

Mrs. A. G. Lampson has been very low the last few days, and her recovery is not expected.

E. W. Sherman, of Clifton Springs, who attempted suicide recently has now nearly recovered from the injury.

New 1/17/14   from The Newark Union, Saturday, September 7, 1907, page 2

The will of George H. West, who died July 24th, was admitted to probate and letters testamentary were granted to the widow, Lizzie S. West. The estate consists of $2,000 in personal property, the use of which, in lieu of dower, is left to the widow, Mrs. Lizzie S. West, with the privilege of using so much of the principal as may be necessary to afford adequate support, with a proviso that a daughter, Eudora West, is to be supported and her burial provided for out of the estate. Upon the death of the widow and daughter, the residue of the estate goes to a son, Charles E. West.

The will of Jozina Van de Zande, who died May 19th at Williamson, was admitted ot probate and letters testamentary were issued to William Petty. The estate consists of $2,500 in real estate and $500 in personal property. The use of the entire esta te is given to the husband, Peter Van de Zande, at his death the residue to be divided equally between children, Peter Van de Zande and John Van de Zande, of Rochester, Susan De Zutter and Lucinda Petty, of Williamson, and Elizabeth Petty, of Walworth.

A decree was entered, judicially settling the accounts of Cornelia Bower as administratrix of the personal estate of John Drown, late of Huron. The gross estate amounted to $332.99 and netted $287.01, out of which $16.64 was allowed the administratrix for commissions. The residue was ordered divided between thirty-four people, the widow receiving $22.10/$72.10 (?), and the heirs varying amoungs, as low as 24 cents.

The will of James De Brine, who died at Sodus Point August 25th, was admitted to probate and letters testamentary were issued to Fred De Brine. The estate consists of $1,400 in personal property. The will gives $150 to a daughter, Mary C. Doville; $125 to a daughter, Elizabeth Baker; the residue to be equally divided between Fred De Brine, James De Brine, Anna Moffit, Mary Doville and Elizabeth Baker, grandchildren of the testator.

Letters of administration upon the personal estate of Joseph Schwossman, who died at Ontario August 6th, were granted to Mary Schwossman, John Wierneke/ Wiesneke (?) and Christian Studeman upon filing a bond of $4,000. John F. Wolf and Oscar C. Palmer were appointed as apprasers.

New 1/17/14   from The Newark Gazette, Wednesday, February 6, 1907, page 4

Miss Mary Anthony, a sister of the late Susan B., died yesterday in Rochester.

Miss Mae Peirson, who has been in London and Paris for several years, is now at home, and will spend some time with her brothers, William T. and Geo. C. Peirson.

New 1/17/14   from The Newark Union, Saturday, January 12, 1907

Ernest J. Fox was called to Fairville Tuesday afternoon to pass the title of the general store and residence of Carlton Reynolds to George C. Skinner of Sodus and to Leland Skinner of Marion. Possession of the store was taken January 8th and possession of the house will be given on or about April 1st.

The mild weather which we have been having is helping along the rapid construction of the R., S. & E. trolley line. Rails have been laid as far east as Lock Berlin. It is now thought that the road through Clyde will be completed by Decoration Day; much earlier than was expected.

Born- To Mr. and Mrs. Frank Weibald, a daughter, Monday.

Born- To Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Coff, of Rochester, January 1st, a son.

Born- To Mr. and Mrs. William Palmatier, Saturday, a daughter.

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Bert Thatcher, of Rochester, formerly of Newark, New Year's.

Frank Bartell and family, of South Butler, have moved to Newark.

Owen A. Waite, of Duluth, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Waite.

John Espenscheid is in poor health and has been unable to attend to his duties at Keener's factory.

Mrs. Louisa Martin visited her sister, Mrs. Dusenbury, at Marion last week. Mrs. Dusenbury is in very feeble health.

The children of J. Dupha Reeves presented him with a splendid gold-headed cane New Year's. Engraved on the head are the names of Mr. Reeves's children and his own name.

Sanford Percey and family are planning to move to Rochester. Mr. Percey is now employed by Weaver, Palmer & Richmond, one of the large hardware stores of the city.

New 1/17/14   from The Lyons Republican, Friday, June 13, 1913

Mrs. J. H. Tomblin of Denver, Col. enroute to Boston stopped off for a few days visit with her sister, Mrs. Adele Parsons of Bear street.

Among the Lyons graduates from Mechanics Institute, Rochester this week are: Mary Ellen Hammond, household arts and science course; Marjorie Baltzel, normal applied art and manual training course; Flossie M. Miller receives a certificate for one year's course in household arts and science.

Mr. and Mrs. John Forgham, Lyons young people, who were married a short time ago and went west on a wedding trip have decided to make their home in that section of the country, temporarily at least. Mr. Forgham secured a position in the offices of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. R. at Chicago and they will make their home in that city for the present. Later they may decide to go on to California.

New 1/17/14   from the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, November 29, 1905

More detailed Surrogate Court notices for the following are in this issue:

- will of Artemisia Brundage, late of Sodus, who died August 4, 1905

- will of Elizabeth A. Chase, who died October 14, 1905, at Wolcott, all property to go to her nephew, Charles G. Burt

- will of George Clark, who died at Walworth, October 16, 1905, petition made by his son Charles Clarke of Macedon

- wll of Joseph Hutson, who died May 27, 1905

- petition for estate of Samuel H. Everitt, late of Macedon, who died November 16, 1905

- will of Richard E. Wech, who died at Palmyra, November 1, 1905, letters granted to William Welch of Buffalo

- petition to accounts of John Hobart Hopkins, of Sodus Point, d.o.d. not given

New 1/17/14   from the Lake Shore News, Wolcott NY, November 4, 1920

Robert Albertson, of Syracuse university, was the guest of his sister, Mrs. Ralph Paddock, Tuesday.

Miss Pauline Wilson was the guest of her sister, Miss Marjorie Wilson, at Wells College, Aurora, over Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Palmer and little daughter returned last Friday from near Owego, N. Y., where they had been to attend the funeral of an aunt of Mrs. Palmer.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles VanDyne, of Genoa, N.Y., accompanied by the latter's brother, Harold Raasch, of Wolcott, left early this week to make their future home in Oklahoma.

New 1/17/14   from the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, June 28, 1905

The Lyons Cut Glass Co. have decided not to proceed with their business and the unfinished glass on hand is now being finished at the Arcadian Cut Glass Co.'s factory in Newark, to enable the Lyons people to market the goods and thus realize money on them.

R. D. Brandymore received word last week of the death of his sister in Honesdale, Pa., and he and Mrs. Brandymore have been attending the funeral.

Mrs. L. P. Stauring and son, Verne, left Monday evening for Warren, Ill., where they will spend some time with her two sons William and Orlow, who are located there.

New 1/17/14   from The Palmyra Courier, Friday Morning, December 10, 1897

Hiram L. Brown, vice-president at the Empire drill works at Shortsville, and one of the most prominent men of that town, fell and fractured his hip on Monday morning last. Mr. Brown was in the yard at the rear of his house when he fell and it was some time before he was discovered. He is nearly 90 years of age.

New 1/17/14   from the Arcadian Weekly Gazette, February 20, 1901, page 5

Mrs. Gatchell of Alton, has been the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Dr. North, this week.

The funeral of Mrs. C. C. Terry of Port Gibson, will be held to-morrow afternoon at two o'clock.

Mrs. Coppernoll has been spending several weeks with her mother, who has been ill at her home in Forestport, north of Utica.

New 1/17/14   from The Newark Courier, January 10, 1901


Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ratliff's son's wife in Michigan has fallen heir to $5,000 willed by a millionaire uncle.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Croucher and Mrs. Garlock, her mother, have arranged to start for South Carolina this week to spend the remainder of the winter.

Ivan, eldest son of Claud N. Jagger, had the misfortune to break his leg near the ankle last week while sliding down hill.

Sodus Centre.

Rev. Mr. Raasch has rented the Baptist parsonage. Mrs. Raasch and children have gone to the home of her parents in Butler while he is away on a prospecting trip to the Indian Territory. The Baptist society is now without a pastor.

Mrs. Hattie Lee, of Port Gibson, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. E. B. Mather.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. N. Negus are to entertain the Whist Club on Friday evening at their delightful home south of the village. A delightful time is anticipated.

Peter Bartleson Jr. left Monday for Tishkilwa (sic), Ill., where he expects to locate.

Wm. H. Morley, of the University of Michigan, spent the holiday vacation with his mother and other friends in this vicinity.

R. G. Delano suffered a slight paralytic stroke last Friday.


H. J. Bradley, formerly of this village, but now a member of the firm of Kendall & Bradley, of Boston, Mass., has been spending the holidays with his daughter, Mrs. W. Raymond Teats.

New 1/17/14  The Newark Courier, unknown date ca. January 16, 1872

Sodus Correspondence-

Lewis Nye met with a serious accident last week. A limb of a tree fell on his head, pressing his scull (sic) so that there are faint hopes of his recovery.

From The Clyde Times, Thursday, Jan. 27, 1916, page 4


Last Thursday afternoon, while temporarily insane, Mrs. Edwin Payne aged 31 years hung her children, Elizabeth and Charles aged three and two years respectively, by a clothes line to a lamp hook in the ceiling then looping the line over the same hook fastened it around her neck and then stepped from the piano stool and ended her own life.

Mrs. Payne had been ill about a week suffering from severe pains in the head. Mr. Payne had noticed that she had acted strangely and he had not left her during the week until that afternoon when she appeared to be much better he went to work at the Killick flouring mills. About five o'clock he felt so worried about her that he went home. On arriving at the house he found the door locked and going to a window saw the bodies of his wife and children hanging from the hook in the center of the room. He forced the door open and cut down the bodies but life was extinct. Dr. M. E. Carmer of Lyons was summoned but could do nothing.

The Paynes were among the most popular young people of Alloway and had been married six years. Mr. Payne can give no reason for the tragic ending of his family other than that his wife was mentally unbalanced when she committed this shocking act. The triple funeral was held Sunday afternoon with interment in the South Cemetery.

From The Clyde Times, Thursday, January 10, 1907, page 5

James Minnock, a former Clyde boy, who has been visiting his father here for some times past, returned to his home in Washington, Pa., yesterday.

Thomas Costello will leave the fore part of next week for Butte City, Montana, where he has accepted a position and where he will attend school.

Miss Marie Doran, formerly of Clyde had a pleasant surprise on Xmas morning by the gift of a beautiful upright piano from her parents, at the family home in Oswego.

M.J. Spillane, a former Clyde boy, but for some years a prominent and prosperous business man and politician of East Syracuse, was in town Monday calling on his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Spillane.

E.L. Cleary left Sunday morning to return to his studies in the University of Michigan, at Ann Arbor.

Mrs. Deborah Budd, of Syracuse, has been the guest of her sister, Mrs. Susan B. Hunt, for some time past.


The directors of Briggs National bank, Mrs. Deborah Budd, L. H. Palmer, W. A. Hunt, J. W. Hinman, andE. B. Palmer, held their annual meeting Tuesday afternoon and elected the following officers:

President, L.H. Palmer
Vice President, W. A. Hunt
Cashier, J. W. Hinman
Asst. Cashier, E. B. Palmer


Griswold Chapter No. 201, R.A.M., installed its recently elected and appointed officers at its regular meeting last Monday night. Past High Priest Geo. O. Baker, officiated as installing officer. The following is the list:

High Priest, J. E. McGinnis King, E. M. Ellinwood Scribe, Geo. G. Roe Treasurer, W. N. Field Secretary, W. D. Sloan C.H., T. H. Hallett P.S., J. L. Thorpe R.A. C., G. D. Barrett M. 3d V., C. G. Smith M. 2nd V., Frank M. Wood Sentinel, Louis Nichols

FOUND- Two large sows at my farm east of White schoolhouse. Owner may have them by proving and paying for keep and advertising.


At a recent meeting of the Young Women's Christian Temperance Union, the following officers were elected:

President, Miss Gertrude Foote Vice Pres., Miss Florence Malany " ", Miss Flossie Nichols " ", Miss Belle Millerton Treasurer, Miss Ethel Waldorf Corresponding and recording sec'y, Miss Lucy Osborn Superintendent of preventive dept., Miss Leora Haugh Superintendent of educational dept., Miss Irene Angus Superintendent of evangelistic dept., Miss Rose Matthews

The directors of the Wayne County Agricultural Society held their annual meeting on Wednesday of last week and elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President, Wm. T. Jordan; secretary, E. D. Klippel; treasurer, Chas. Smart, Henry Killock, of Alloway, Charles Durfee, of Macedon, and Herman Gansz, of Galen, were add ed to the list of directors. Under these officers the society has been remarkably prosperous and well conducted for the past two years.

John Hak, W. A. Hinman, I. M. Ryerson, and Albert Benninghoff have purchased a lot on Leroy Island, Sodus Bay, and will erect a neat cottage there in the spring.


The Baptist Sunday School recently elected the following officers for the ensuing year:

Superintendent, W. L. Devereaux Asst. Superintendent, C. L. Osborn Secretary, Stella R. Barrows Treasurer, Hettie M. Halsey Librarian, Mabel Bond Asst. Librarian, Ray Devereaux Organist, Florence Malaney Asst. Organist, Mary E. Halsey

  From the Lyons Advertiser, Friday, May 28, 1824

A Farm and Clothier's Works


The subscriber offers for sale his Clothier's Shop and Farm in Sodus, Wayne county. The Shop is new and a very good one situated on Salmon creek. The land is principally cleared and in a state of cultivation. There are on the premises a frame House and Barn, and a log house, together with a small Orchard.

One third of the purchase money will be required down - a credit will be given for the remainder.

Sylvanus R. Goodenough. Sodus, April 16, 1824.

Deaf and Dumb Notice.

7th Senate District.

WHEREAS, by an act of the Legislature of the state of New York, passed the 16th April, 1822, it is provided that four indigent Deaf and Dumb persons from each Senate District, between the ages of ten and twenty-five years, may be received into the N. York Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb, and be provided with Board and Tuition at the expense of the state- And whereas, by the same act is is provided that once in each year public notice shall be given of the vacancies in the several Districts, and no selection of pupils be made until sixty days after such notice: This is is(sic) therefore to notify whoever it may concern, that there is one vacancy in the 7th Senate District, being composed of the counties of Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, Ontario, Wayne and Yates.

Application for the vacancy must be made in writing, and directed to the subscriber (post paid) and information will be given of the decision of the Board of Directors thereon, by
N.Y. Institution for the Deaf & Dumb,
72 Chatham street
[crease in paper, but this is in New York City]

  From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, June 5, 1895

John Williams, of Webster, South Dakota, and Miss Kittle Brockmyre of Clyde will be united in marriage at St. John's Catholic Church in Clyde this afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, Rev. J. J. Gleeson officiating.

Mrs. Minnie Gilkey, nee Manwaring, wife of James Gilkey, who lives on the Bowman Lane farm north of Lyons, is lying in a precarious condition from an attack of lock-jaw, and Dr. M. A. Veeder, the attending physician, has given up all hopes of saving her. It seems that a week ago Sunday morning while getting breakfast a spark from the stove caught in the back part of her clothing and fired the dress, burning before the flames were extinguished, the entire right side deep enough to extend to the spine and burning the nerves. The patient has suffered untold agony ever since the occurrence, and now that lock-jaw has set in, her death is expected hourly. Mrs. Gilkey is twenty-five years of age, and came from Jordan where her father works in the cement works.

  From The Clyde Times, August 10(?), 1861

WHEREAS,- My wife JANE, having left my bed and board without just cause or provocation, this is to forbid all persons harboring or trusting her on my account, as I shall pay no debts of her contracting after this date.
Butler, July 20th, 1861.

1865 Census Town of Butler
LOVELESS Ransom 47 male farmer b. Wayne
Jane 47 female wife b. Putnam
Sally 15 female child b. Livingston
Augusta 13 female child b. Wayne
Elnathan 11 male child b. Wayne
Seward 9 male child b. Wayne
Washington 7 male child b. Wayne
Mary 5 female child b. Wayne
Abraham 1y 10m male child b. Wayne

History of Wayne County, NY, 1789-1877, Everts, Ensign, & Everts. 1877.


Was born in Wolcott, February 28, 1818. He early manifested a desire for a liberal education, and entering Red Creek Academy, pursued his studies with diligence, and completed his education at the celebrated Oneida Conference Seminary at Cazenovia, New York. He returned to his native town and commenced the tilling of the soil, and has since resided within sixty feet of where he first saw the light of day. He inherited in a great degree the characteristics of his father, and has accumulated a large property. August 17, 1845, he married Jane M. Lamoreax, a native of Putnam county, New York, born October 14, 1818. Mr. Loveless is a consistent Christian, and a member of the Baptist church at South Butler. Politically he is a Republican, and an earnest supporter of the principles of that party. He justly merits his success in life, as well as the reputation of being one of the prominent and substantial citizens of the county.

Glenside Cemetery (Town of Wolcott)
Loveless, Ransom, 14 Sep 1898, 80 yrs Born 28 Feb 1818

  From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, June 12, 1895

Nothing has been heard of the whereabouts of Mrs. Edward Sexton, who so mysteriously disappeared from her home near Palmyra about a week ago. In the opinion of Chief of Police Henry Dennis, the woman left her husband because of some real or fancied trouble with him. He thinks that she is now in hiding with relatives in Union Hill or Penfield. There are others, Sexton, included, who uphold the insanity theory, and still others who think the woman has taken her own life.

A propos of her revelations in the Culver and Sodus Bay mysteries, Mrs. Charles Herter, the Rose seeress, is now proudly exhibiting a threatening "stranger" letter of her own. It is the product either of a crank or practical joker, and after flattering her vanity by praising her marvelous gift of second sight, goes on to warn Mrs. Herter that further revelations regarding the Sodus Bay affair will lead to her own putting away. The note, like the similar ones, in the Culver case, is printed and signed "Stranger."

  From Clyde Times, May 20, 1915, page 4

Wills of Clyde People before Judge Knapp Monday

The will of Mary Jane Swift, late of Clyde, was admitted to probate. The entire estate is given to a grand-daughter, Jennie Swift Snyder, of Syracuse. Letters testamentary were issued to Thomas H. Hallett, of Clyde.

A determination was filed in the transfer tax proceeding in the estate of Mary A. Nolan, late of Clyde. The cash value of the whole estate is $845.37, and the tax is $43.35. Mary E. Nolan is the sole beneficiary.

Letters testamentary were issued to Elmer R. Bockoven, of Clyde, on proof of the will of Wm. H. Bockoven late of this village. The real estate is valued at $6,000 and the personal at $ 3,500. To a daughter-inplaw, Mary E. Bockoven, is given the sum of $1,000; Emily E. Bicknell is bequeathed the sum of $500 and a granddaughter, Wilhelmina L. Bockoven, is given $1,000. The remainder of the property is given to the son, Elmer R. Bockoven.

The will of Montgomery W. Meade, late of Clyde, was admitted to probate and letters testamentary issued to G. Ladue Meade and William E. Meade. The real estate is valued at $7,000 and the personal at $1,000. The personal and real property is left in trust to two sons, G. Ladue Meade and William E. Meade, to be invested, the net income form which is to be paid to the widow during her lifetime or until she remarries. At her death the property is to be equally divided between four sons, G. Ladue Meade, of Rochester, James H. Meade, of Clyde, Wm. E. Meade, of Clyde, and Millus B. Meade of Rose.

  From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, April 19, 1900

Lyons Artist Honored

Miss Claire Sherwood, of Lyons, yesterday received official notification that one of her pictures had been selected to form a part of the annual salon exhibition at Paris this year. The picture submitted by the Lyons artist to the salon committee and now accepted was executed by her last summer while studying in Brittany under Frank E. Scott, one of the leading American artists resident in France. It is an outdoor scene with the figure of a Brittany peasant woman.

William Ackenhead, of the Lyons National Bank, and Miss Luella Yury, of South Lyons, were united in marriage yesterday afternoon.

Peter Feldmann, a well-known resident of Lyons, has successfully passed through a dangerous operation in New York city for the removal of a malignant tumor.

  From The Ontario County Times, Canandaigua, N.Y., Wednesday, May 14, 1924. Vol. 73, No. 20, Whole No. 3766.

Orleans Notes.

Mr. and Mrs. T. Jay Mason and son, Judson, of Ontario, were in town, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. John Fortmiller and son, Louis, of Newark, were Sunday callers in town.


Miss Harriet Dillon entertained on Monday evening Mr. and Mrs. Perry Sampson of Palmyra.

Seneca Castle.

Mrs. Tones entertained her sister and husband of Walworth on Sunday.

  From The Savannah Times, June 3, 1921

Lloyd Sweeting of Syracuse University visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Sweeting a few days this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reamer and children of Fairport, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Reamer.

Miss Mae Stickles of Rochester visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Stickles over the week-end.

Miss Ruth Black of Syracuse spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Black.

Anson Rictor motored to Medina and spent the week end with relatives in that place. Anson has just finished painting his car and it looks fine.

Miss Marjorie Sweeting spent Memorial Day vacation at her home in Savannah, returning to Elmira, Monday afternoon.

A number of our people attended the funeral of the late Sherman Pulver at Port Byron, Monday. Mr. Pulver was a former resident and conducted a livery business here for a number of years.

Miss Cecil Helmer of Rochester visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Helmer over Sunday and Memorial Day.

Ethen Calkins of Rochester visited his brother, J. E. Calkins and other relatives in town Memorial Day.

Miss Mary McPeak of Rochester, spent the week-end visiting her parents here.


List of letters remaining uncalled for in the post office at Savannah, N.Y. June 1, 1921.

One letter for Mrs. Sarah Ray, one letter for Mrs. W. Parsonage, one letter for Mr. Frank James Mayette.

People calling for the above described letters will please say "advertised."
D. B. REAMER, Postmaster.

FOR SALE- Farm 138 acres of 86 acres. Good buildings and fences, thirteen acres apple and all kinds of small fruit. Charles Noble, Clyde, N.Y. Phone 13.

  From The Herald, June 2, 1920, page 9 (Fairport NY)


Mr. and Mrs. Bert Winslow are rejoicing over the birth of a daughter, Ruth Mae.

Mrs. A. S. Ingalsby, of Oakfield, visited her daughter, Mrs. E.S. Beacom, over Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. George Frowley, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Aldson Franks, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Blythe, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Huntley, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Conant, Mrs. Charles Tuttle, Mrs. Nettie Mastin, Mrs. Allie Robie, Mrs. Alfred Esley, Miss Hazel Blythe and Mrs. Harry Conant attended the Eastern Star convention at Lyons Thursday.


Lincoln, May 31.-

Miss Mary Bissup, who is working in Rochester, spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bissup.

Miss Louise Diense, of Rochester, is spending a few days with Fred Diense and wife.

Mr. George is spending some timeis with his sister, Mrs. J. Printer.

  From The Lyons Argus, Wednesday, December 5, 1838

At the late meeting of the judges and Board of Supervisor (sic) of this county, the following appointments were made viz:

Superintendents of the poor,
Calvin D. Palmeter of Lyons
Jonathan Boynton of Walworth
James Edwards of Sodus

Commissioners of Deeds, viz:
Butler - Austin Roe & Elias Y. Munson
Galen - William S. Stow
Lyons - Robert W. Ashley Jr.
Macedon - Ira Odell and Frederick U. Sheffield
Marion - Isaac R. Sanford
Palmyra - William F. Aldrich
Ontario - Michael Ellsworth
Rose - Henry Graham
Savannah - Allen Hurd
Williamson - Robert Alsop
Wolcott - Daniel Roe Jun.


On the night of Friday last, the Shoe shop of Mr. J.C. Kingsbury, and the building, used also as a Shoe shop and dwelling house, were destroyed by fire. The fire originated from a stove and had made such progress before the alarm was given, that, notwithstanding the exertions of our firemen, nothing of consequence was saved.

Mr. Kingsbury's loss must be consideration, as his books of accounts, notes, &c. &c. were destroyed.

  From the Utica Morning Herald, Saturday, August 11, 1860

About four o'clock last Tuesday afternoon, a destructive tornado traversed the towns of Walworth, ____ and Sodus, in Wayne county.- Its path was about two miles wide, and nearly straight from Walworth to the center of the town of Sodus, where it veered towards Lake Ontario, which it struck near Sodus Point.- Trees, fences and buildings suffered severely, but it is not ascertained that any lives were lost. Trees are felled in various directions, showing that they were prostrated by a whirlwind and not a direct gale. A tremendous storm of rain and hail accompanied the tornado.

  From the Wayne Democratic Press, unknown date mid-July 1861 (Lyons NY)


John Cavender, who burglariously entered the store of Mr. H.S. Moor, in this village some months ago, and who has since been skulking about the country to avoid capture was arrested in this village a few days since, and taken to Jail. He has already been indicted by the Grand Jury, and is morally certain of an appointment to a position in a State Institution at Auburn. - Republican.

C.M. TUTTLE, having purchased the Picture Gallery of R. L. Forbes, in Lyons, would announce to the citizens of Lyons that he is prepared to furnish them with any kind of pictures they may desire, from the largest to the smallest sizes.



Being a comparative stranger, he deems it no vain boasting to append the following certificate from Mr. Forbes:

TO MY OLD CUSTOMERS IN LYONS:- Mr. C. M. TUTTLE, the gentleman to whom I have sold my business in Lyons, is a first class artist, and strictly honorable in his dealings.


All are invited to call at the car one door south of the P.O.

For sale at a bargain, a PICTURE CAR, now in Williamson, with some fixtures. Inquire of
Lyons, April 22, 1861

Morse's American Telegraph.

New-York, Albany and Buffalo Line,

CONNECTING with all the principal Cities and Town in the United States and Canada.

Miss R. KEITIL, Operator. Office at the Railroad Depot, Lyons, N.Y.

WM. J. REID, Operator, Palmyra. Office at the Railroad Depot.

Donation Visit.

The friends of the Rev. J.T. Breeze, of Alton, pastor of the M.E. Church of Sodus Center Circuit, will pay him a Donation Visit at the Hall of the Phalanx House, in Alton, on Friday evening at 8 o'clock, as a token of our love and respect, when all the friends on the charge are respectfully invited to attend. By motion of a resolution adopted at each of his congregations, Sabbath, July 21.
Yours truly,

The Alton Church Troubles.

We have been shown a letter signed "E.F. Brown, Minister in behalf of Milford Circuit, O.W." inviting J.T. Breeze, late of the Sodus Center Circuit, to take charge of itinerant duties at that place, and we learn that Mr. B. has accepted the call and will depart for the scene of his future labors immediately.

[NOTE: Milford Circuit, prior to 1861 called the Port Milford Circuit of the Methodist New Connection, was in Prince Edward County, Ontario Province. Rev. E. F. Brown was preacher in 1861.]

  From The Lake Shore News, May 26, 1921

Miss Pauline Coleman was a guest of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sours, Sunday.

Clare Horton, of New York, was the guest of his mother, Mrs. Edith Horton, from Friday night till Monday evening.

Miss Esther Reed, of Rochester, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Reed, over Sunday.

Mrs. Jay Baker returned home on Sunday from the Ray Brook sanitarium, considerably improved in health. She will continue the treatment here, believing she can do as well as in the Adirondacks.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mitchell, son, Harold, and Mrs. Mitchell's sister, Miss Helen F. Donovan, of Auburn, called on Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Thomas, Tuesday, coming from Oswego, where they had attended the funeral of a sister of Mr. Mitchell, who died in Syracuse.

Miss Charlotte A. Baker, elder daughter of Rev. and Mrs. C.C. Baker, of Canandaigua, formerly of Wolcott, was graduated early this week from the Beechwood school at Jenkintown, Pa., a suburb of Philadelphia. The exercises lasted from May 23 to 25. A number of Wolcott friends of Miss Baker received invitations.

Mr. and Mrs. Karl T. Soule and family are expected Saturday to remain over Sunday with Mrs. Soule's mother, Mrs. G. H. Northrup.

Charles E. Perkins, of New York, is coming, Saturday, to visit Wolcott relatives and friends over Memorial day.

  From the Wayne Democratic Press, unknown date in February 1860 (Lyons NY)

R.R. Accident near Palmyra.

On Tuesday night of last week, a brakeman on the night express train east, was killed one mile west of Palmyra, by his head coming in contact with the timbers of a bridge while in the act of leaning over and looking ahead. His name was ROOT.

Oyster Supper.

The first annual Oyster Supper of the Hook and Ladder Company, will take place at "GRAHAM'S HOTEL," this (Wednesday) evening. The friends of the Company are invited to be present.


Sheriff POTTER of Eaton County, Mich., arrested on Wednesday last JOHN BURGHDURF, alias JAMES CARL, for the murder of one ___ (no name, just a line) Dutcher, of Wolcott, Wayne co., N.Y. BURGHDURF has been lurking about Michigan and Canada since June, '58, and finally located himself in the pine woods of Saginaw Co., about fourteen miles above St. Charles, on the Bad river, where he was arrested.

From The Weekly Union, Wed., Feb. 29, 1860, Auburn NY

Charlotte, Eaton Co., Mich., Feb.15- Sheriff Potter, of this county, arrive here last night with John Burghdurf, alias James Carl, for the murder of one ___ (no name, just a line) Dutcher, of Wayne county, N.Y. BURGHDURF has been lurking about Michigan and Canada since June, '58, and finally located himself in the pine woods of Saginaw county, in this State, about fourteen miles above St. Charles on the Bad River, where he was arrested and is now in jail. - (Cor. Detroit Tribune.)

  From The Savannah Times, June 9, 1922

Mrs. Carrie Wilson was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Julia Waterman over Memorial Day.

Harry T. Giddings of the Hammondsport Herald staff was cordially greeted by his Savannah friends when at home over Sunday.

Mrs. R. S. Giddings entertained a few friends Saturday P.M. at bridge in honor of her daughter, Mrs. Stewart McConnell of Geneva, who will soon leave for Northeast, Pa.

Mr. and Mrs. Edson Wood spent the week end with their daughter, Mrs. John Metcalf in Newark.

Mr. and Mrs. Theron Knapp and son of Rochester were week-end guests of Miss Sarah W. Knapp.

Mr. and Mrs. Darling of Binghamton visited their daughter, Mrs. Ralph Perkins, over Memorial Day.

Mr. and Mrs. C.E.E. Reynolds and daughter Lois and Mrs. Stewart McConnell motored to Northeast, Pa., Sunday to remain over Memorial Day. Mr. McConnell has gone there to take a position and will be joined by his family at the close of the school year.

  From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, June 23, 1903


Commencement Exercises Held in Many Villages

Newark High School.

Newark, June 22- Sherman Opera House was packed to-night at the commencement exercises of the class of '03, Newark High School, which consists of six members, as follows: Latin classical course, Bessie Amelia Allen, Lulu Pauline Bennett, James Craggs Brewer; college entrance course, Joel Henry Prescott; normal entrance, Edna Carissa Short; scientific, Frank E. Wilber. The officers of the class were as follows: President, James C. Brewer; vice-president and testator, Frank E. Wilber; secretary and historian, Bessie A. Allen; treasurer and poet, Edna C. Short; salutatorian and prophet, Lulu P. Bennett; valedictorian and statistician, Joel H. Prescott. The class colors were purple and gold, and the motto, "Patientia vincit omnia."

The invocation was delivered by Rev. John Chester Ball, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, after which Van Ostrand's Orchestra rendered a selection.

  From the Clyde Democratic Herald, unknown date in May 1895

Chas. Raigon has returned home from Muncie, Ind., where he has been employed in the glass works for the past few months.

Wesley J. Barrett, of Marion, is canvassing the town, with considerable success, with the Welsback Incandescent Gas Burner.

Alonzo Youngs was in attendance at the New York State G.A.R. encampment held in Saratoga this week, as delegate from Snedaker Post of this village.

Rev. B. F. Miller, the new pastor of St. John's Episcopal church, has moved here from Schenevus, with his wife and daughter and are now occupying the rectory.

William Allen of Clyde, who is a member of the graduating class of Union college, has been chosen as one of the commencement speakers. The choice is based on scholarship, the ten of highest standing in the clasls receiving the appointment.

Barney Davis, of Palmyra, has landed himself at the head of the State Forest, Game and Fish Commission at a salary of $5,000 per year, where, under Democratic rule, no salaries were ever paid in these departments. And now he proposes to land Geo. Carver, of Lyons, as game protector, in place of Henry C. Carr, of Union Springs. Carver may make a first-class protector even if he couldn't tell the difference between a bass and a whale.

Jurors Drawn.

The following panel of jurors was drawn Friday to serve at the term of court, June 31:

Charles Killicut, Huron; De Witt C. , Lummisville; Charles H. Hall, Sodus Point; Manley Benjamin, Clyde; David Winchell, Clyde; Solon C. Harris, Ontario; Edwin Brown, Palmyra; Elwin D. Leonard, Lyons; Thomas Akenhead, Marengo; C. Gaylord Wood, Savannah; Josiah De Brine, Pultneyville; Samuel Lancaster, Lyons; Frank Butts, Joy; Charles Powers, Clyde; Henry M. Littel, Macedon; John W. Brant, Sodus Center; Edward Hurlburt, East Palmra; J. Byron Smith, Wolcott; Theodore Barton, Lyons; Joseph H. L. Roe, Butler; John M. Proseus, Sodus Point; William W. Chapman, Palmyra; John G. Livingstone, South Butler; Charles H. Hammer, Wolcott. Trial jurors: Walter Darling, Huron; Adelbert Howell, Marion; Albert Floodman, Palmyra; George Krauss, Macedon Center; Burgess E. Jenkins, Red Creek; James Fitzpatrick, Macedon Center; Henry G. Baltzel, Lyons; Myron Phelps, South Butler; John Neal, Butler; Spencer Dennie, Sodus; Henry Kellogg, Galen; Samuel J. Johnson, Walworth; John W. Clover, Sodus; Byron B. Wood, Spring Lake; Eugene F. Russel, Huron; William Wolvin, Westbury; Charles Madar(?), Red Creek; William J. Summings (?), Sodus; Henry M. Little, Macedon; William H. Bush, Marion; A. T. Smith, Sodus; Samuel Parker, Newark; Charles Brown, Galen; Lewis Deunts (?), Macedon Center; John G. Strait, Wolcott; Pliny T. Aldrich, Macedon; Lewis Jones, Red Creek; Frederick Van Ostrand, Marion; Enstree Henderson, Rose; John Gillard, Newark; Isaac Du Bois, Sodus; Peter Mindel, Lyons; Philip Mindel, Lyons; Simon Kimball, Red Creek; Nelson Vought, North Wolcott; Arthur Easton, Wolcott.

  From the Wayne Democratic Press, unknown date in the first week of January 1861


In this village, on the 1st inst., by Rev. D. D. Reck, JOHN BRIGGS, of Rose and Miss SARAH OTTO of Huron.

In this village, on the 1st, by the same, MILTON DECKER and Miss HARRIET E. SHERMAN, both of Newark.

In Penn Yan, Dec. 28, S.R. SWARTHOUT to Mrs. MARY L. MOORE of this village.


In Sodus, Dec. 21st, by J.A. Boyd, Esq., Mr. JOHN BAYLESS and Miss EUNICE ROSE.

At Sodus Point, Dec. 31, by the same, OLESSON/CLESSON FIELD and MARY S. FEATHERLY.

In Clyde, Dec. 27, SETH I. RALE and MARY A. CASEY.

In Clyde, Dec. 23/28(?), Mr. GILES O. BURK and Miss MAGGIE SETRIGHT, both of Cato.

In Wolcott, Dec. 30, JOHN F. STEWART and JULIA F. BROWN.

In Marion, Dec. 24, MELVIN RICE and MATILDA BUTLER(?).

In Palmyra, Dec. 2_, DANIEL __. EVANS to COLISTA CORNWELL, both of Palmyra.

In Palmyra, Dec. 25th, by Rev. H. Eaton, Mr. ALFRED BROWN to Miss MAGGIE HIBBARD, both of that village.

Ralph Farnham, the veteran survivor of Bunker Hill, whose death was announced yesterday, was 104 years, 5 months and 19 days old. He enlisted in the army of the Revolution, in his 19th year, reaching Washington's headquarters just in time to take part in the Battle of Bunker HIll. Mr. Farnham served during three successive campaigns, and was discharged in 1777. In 1780 he retired to New Hampshire, where he built a pleasant residence, emerging from it only at rare intervals. His last appearance in public was at the reception given him in Boston. [NOTE: Mr. Farnham was thought to be the last survivor of the Battle of Bunker Hill.]

  From the Wayne Democratic Press, unknown date in 1860

Peppermint Planters' Banking House
Essential Oil Depot,
Lyons, Wayne Co., N.Y.

This Banking House is established for the especial purpose of furnishing facilities in the growing, manufacturing and selling of strictly


This Brand of OIl has received the following awards:

A Prize Medal by the Royal Commissioners of the Great London Exhibition of the Industry of all Nations in 1851;

A Diploma for Eminently Pure Oil of Peppermint, granted by the N.Y. State Agricultural Society, in 1851;

A Prize Medal at the World's Fair, New York, in 1853;

A Prize Medal at the Universal Agricultural Fair at Paris, in 1856, together with a Special Diploma from the Emperor of France.

The superior value consequently attached to this brand of Oil, in all the great markets of the world, has so increased the demand for the article, that more extensive facilities are needed to promote the supply of the Peppermint Plant,- This Banking House is accordingly prepared to make advances at simple interest, to responsible persons, who will engage in the thorough cultivation of this Plant.

The undersigned also devotes his attention to the purchase and sale, in limited quantities of Pure Oil of Peppermint, Wintergreen, and other Essential Oils.

This Banking House will buy uncurrent money, make collections for Eastern Merchants, and sell drafts on all important cities in the United States and Europe.

Legal rates of interest allowed on all deposits for three months or more.

Office Hours from 9 A. M. till Noon.

All orders for Prize Medal Oil of Peppermint, Spearmint, or Wintergreen, should be addressed to
            H.G. HOTCHKISS, Cashier,
            Lyons, Wayne Co., N.Y.
            Dated Lyons, September 1, 1859.

Abraham Bells' Sons,
Haskell, Merrick & Bull,
A. B. Sands & Co.,
            City of New York.
Lindner & Mayer, Boston, Mass.
E. & C. Yarnall & Co., Philadelphia, Pa.
Thomson, Woods & Block, Baltimore, Md.
Charles Hartman, Esq., Phelps, N.Y.
C. Jagger, Esq., East Palmyra, N.Y.
C.A. Stebbins, Esq., Arcadia, N.Y.
Hon. Calvin Hotchkiss, Lewiston, N.Y.
Van R. Richmond, State Engineer & Surveyor,
W.D. Perrine, Esq., Lyons, N.Y.

  From the Wayne County Sentinel, unknown date 1828 ( Palmyra NY)

MARRIED - In this village, on Monday evening last, by A. R. Tiffany, Esq., Mr. Henry Nichols to Miss ____ah Stanton.

  From the Palmyra Reflector,unknown date in 1830

MARRIED- In this village, on Thursday evening, the 8th inst. by the Rev. A. E. Campbell, Mr. Clark Robinson, of Albany (late of this place) to Miss Delia Strong, of this village.


C.A. BATTERSON, informs the inhabitants of this vicinity that he has established the manufacture of marble, in its various branches, in this village. Monuments, Tomb Stones, Fire-Slabs, &c. &c. can be hand on short notice, executed in the best manner.

The Palmyra Bathing-House is now in operation, for showering. Warm and cold baths, provided on short notice.

  From the Palmyra Reflector, April 29, 1830

In Junius, on the 5th ult. by the Rev. Mr. Tooker, Mr. THOMAS L. MASON, formerly of this village, to Miss SARAH DOBBIN, daughter of Gen. Dobbin, of the former place.

  From The Republican, Monday, May 27, 1839 (Rochester NY)


At the village of Newark, Wayne co., on the morning of the 25th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Parsons, SETH L. KING, ESQ., of Brockport, to Miss RACHAEL PROCTOR, of the former place.

  From the Lyons Advertiser, unknown date in 1840 (Lyons NY)

MARRIED- In this village, on Saturday, the 18th inst, by Elder Baker, Mr. CALEB WURTS of Vienna, to Miss JULIAETT (sic) THOMPSON, of Auburn.

Accompanying the above, we received a quantity of excellent cake, for which the parties concerned have our hearty thanks, and our best wishes for their future prosperity and happiness.


RAN AWAY from the Subscriber, on the 24d inst., JAMES SEARS, an indentured apprentice in the Farming business. All persons are forbid harboring or trusting said boy on my account, as I shall pay no debts of his contracting after this date. The above reward will be paid to any person who will return said boy to the subscriber.
Galen, June 23, 1840.

Pursuant to an order of Lyman Sherwood, Surrogate, of the County of Wayne, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against the Estate of Hezekiah Tiffany late of the town of Sodus in the said county, deceased, that they present the sums together with the vouchers th ereof to the Subscribers, at the dwelling house of Betsey Tiffany in Sodus aforesaid, on or before the fourth Saturday of January next, or they will loose the benefit of this Statute in such case made and provided. Dated July 18, 1840.
BETSEY TIFFANY, administratrix,
SOLOMON G. GIBBS, administrator.

PURSUANT to an order of Lyman Sherwood Surrogate of the county of Wayne, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against the estate of BENJAMIN D. BLOOMER, late of the town of Lyons, in the said county, deceased, that they exhibit the same, together with the vouchers in support thereof, to the subscribers, executors of the last will and testament of the said deceased, at the store of J.M. & C. Demmon, in Lyons aforesaid, on or before the thirty first day of August next, as they will have the benefit of the Statute in such case made and provided. Dated February 26, 1840.

  From the Western Argus, unknown date in May 1832 (Lyons NY)

MARRIED - In this village on Monday evening last, by the Rev. Lucas Hubbell, Mr. JOHN GILBERT, of Albion Orleans co. to Miss SUSAN AMES, of this village.

The annual meeting of the Lyons Society for the promotion of Temperance, was held at the Brick meeting house in this village, on the third Tuesday of May instant, at which the following persons were elected officers for the ensuing year, viz:
William Simson/Sisson, President
Robert W. Ashley, Vice President
Capt. Bartlet R. Rogers, Secretary.
Newell Taft}
Farnum White}
Abner Brown}
Abel Lyman,} Directors.

120 ACRES situate a short distance north of the village of Lyons and adjoining the Erie Canal, is offered for sale by the subscriber, on liberal terms.
Lyons, April 23, 1832.

  From the Western Argus, unknown date in July 1835 (Lyons NY )

MARRIED- In this village, on the 15th inst., by Hugh Jameson Esqr., Mr. Ignais Dienstberger, to Miss Mary Sayler, all of this place.

  From the Western Argus, unknown date in late 1842 (Lyons NY )

In this village on Friday the 16th inst, by Rev. Ira Ingraham, CORNELIUS PUTNAM, Esq. of Marion, to Mrs. MATILDA BRADLEY of this village.

  From the Lyons Argus, May 2, 1838

MARRIED- In this village, on the 26th ult., by the Rev. L. Hubbell, Mr. D. Parshall, to Miss S. Hecox, all of this place.

  From the Lyons Advertiser, unknown date in July 1840

MARRIED- IN this village on Wednesday morning last, by the Rev. Mr. Ingraham, Mr. WM. H. SWAN to Miss EMELINE TATE.

In Clyde, on the 20th ult. by the Rev. W. Wanster(?), Mr. REUBEN H. RICHMOND to Miss CAROLINE GUEST, both of Lyons.

New 5/4/07  From The Post-Standard, December 28, 1904, page 8 (a Syracuse NY newspaper)


Golden Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Barton
Observed as a Surprise, Having Been Planned
by Relatives of the Hosts.

LYONS, Dec. 27.- Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Barton celebrated their golden wedding to-day and entertained about twenty relatives at their home in North Lyons. The wedding party was in the nature of a surprise and was planned by Mrs. Daniel Barton and Mrs. William Barton, who are sisters-in-law of the host. The guests present were brothers and sisters and the members of their respective families.

Mr. and Mrs. Barton are descendants from the oldest settlers of the county seat, Mr. Barton coming here with his father, the late Elisha Barton, from Putnam county in 1828, helping to settle what is now known as the Barton homestead. At the age of twenty-seven he married Miss Jeanette Pulver, who is a daughter of the late Philip Pulver, also an old settler of Lyons. They have one daughter, Mrs. Edward Klipple.

Mr. Barton is 77 years of age and is one of the most prosperous and prominent farmers in the town. He is an active member of Eureka Grange No. 46, has filled the office of commissioner of highways, and is a liberal supporter of educational and religious institutions.

Several pieces of gold were presented to Mr. and Mrs. Barton and the day was spent in relating pleasant and interesting reminiscences.

New 5/4/07  News briefs from The Post-Standard, December 30, 1904 (a Syracuse NY newspaper)


Clyde, Dec. 29.- Raymond S. Ellinwood and Miss Ada L. Grenell, both of Rose, were married in Clyde at the Presbyterian manse yesterday afternoon by Rev. V. N. Yergin.

Clyde, Dec. 29.- The installation of the following officers-elect of Clyde Lodge No. 341, F. and A. M., will take place Monday: W. M., George D. Barrett; S. W., George Ware; J. W., J. L. Thorpe; treasurer, J. J. Cookingham; secretary, E. McGlanis; trustee, George O. Baker. The ceremonies will be public and followed by a banquet.

Clyde, Dec. 29.- Clyde Lodge No. 300, I. O. O. F., has elected the following officers: N. G., George Burghdorf; V. G., Albert Woehr; secretary, Czar Zeluff; treasurer, John Steck; trustee, Thomas Hawes. The installation of the officers-elect and a banquet will occur next Wednesday evening.

New 5/4/07  From the Sunday Herald, January 31, 1904, page 22 (a Syracuse NY newspaper).


Discussion as to Where the Lady Will
Spend the Summer.

LYONS, Jan. 30.- A local correspondent this morning in an article headed "Well Known in Lyons," asserted that the "Countess of Tankerville is the owner of the Blackmar farm on the west shore of Sodus Bay, where, as she has written to friends, she hopes to bring her little son next summer." The article created amusement here, where the Countess of Tankerville is fairly well known. She never owned nor had any interest in the Blackmar farm. It is not generally believed here that the Countess has "written to friends" about bringing her "little son" to the "Blackmar farm" at all, for the simple reason that the Blackmar farm is now and has been for years owned by Mrs. Anna E. von Hemert of Paris, who is the wife of Ph. L. von Hemert, a Paris banker. Luther S. Lake of this village is the real estate agent of Ms. Anna E. von Hemert and the Blackmar farm is leased to Ralph M. Palmer and Frederick Espenscheid until April 1st, 1906, for $5,100 cash rent. The Countess of Tankerville will, in all probability, spend the "next summer" somewhere else.


On Birthday of Their Host, on
Whom Were Showered Pertinent Presents.

LYONS, Jan. 30.- The member of the Married People's Supper club held a supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Shepard in Broad street last evening. Particular interest was taken in it, because Mr. Shepard was born in the town of Galen on January 29th, 1866, which made it his thirty-eighth birthday.

Gathered around the board were Judge and Mrs. Charles P. Williams, District Attorney and Mrs. Clyde W. Knapp, Mr. and Mrs. William Van Camp, Ethel Marion McGonigal, Mr. and Mrs. R. Percival Ostrander, Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Towlerton, Miss Keokee Gilbert, Harvey John Shepard, Mr. and Mrs. Albert F. Sheldon and Mrs. D. F. Chamberlain.

During the evening a registered package was brought in containing a necktie from an unknown donor. Shortly afterwards a tender epistle arrived by special delivery. This was the signal for a presentation of gifts, each of which was accompanied by a speech from the donor, which was replied to by the host in his usual happy vein.

New 5/4/07  From Clarkson Tech Alumnus, Vol. I, No. 2, June 1945, a publication of the alumni association of Clarkson College of Technology in Potsdam, NY. The following Wayne County residents were graduates, including one man from Ontario County who had attended. EE means Electrical Engineering, CE means Civil Engineering. Other abbreviations are military related and refer to rank, part of the service they were with, or mailing address. Please use a search engine regarding military abbreviations.

CORNELIUS, E. C. - Palmyra - 1943
CORNELIUS, Edward C. EE Res. Walker Rd., Palmyra, N.Y.

FREMOUW, G. D. - Newark - 1931
FREEMOUW, Gerritt D. CE Major, Eng. Section, Hdqs. 14th Air Force, APO 627, c/o PM, N. Y. City. Res. 322 Vienna St., Newark, N. Y.

LIVINGSTON, M. J. - Williamson - 1931
LIVINGSTON, Morris J. EE Res. Williamson, N.Y.

SCHEETZ, J. R. - Newark - 1943
SCHEETZ, James R. CE Lt., Co. C, 171 Engr., C. Bn., APO 339, c/o PM, N. Y. City. Res. Newark, N.Y.

SHARP, H. V. - East Williamson - 1939
SHARP, Howard V. EE Lt., Co. E, 580 Sig. Aircraft Warning Bn. (SP), APO 958, c/o PM, San Francisco, Calif. Res. E. Williamson, N.Y.

ABEL, G. K., Jr. - Shortsville - 1943
ABEL, George K., Jr. Chem. T/5, Engrs., PO Box 1663, Santa Fe, N. Mexico. Res. 12 Terrace Pl., Shortsville, N.Y.

  Wayne Centre news briefs found by Allyn Hess Perry!

Lyons, N. Y., Thursday, August 3, 1916
(95th Anniversary Edition)
(pg. 8, Col. 3)


Miss Ethel Steitler Becomes Bride of Andrew Fowler.
Button Place Purchased by Rochester Parties--
Annual M. E. Sunday School Picnic Held--
Lyons Ladies Entertained by Mrs. Wm. Worden-

Wayne Centre.--A pretty home wedding took place Tuesday at high noon when Miss Ethel Steitler became the bride of Andrew Fowler of Butler Center at the home of Mrs. Henry

Steitler. Only immediate friends were present.

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Reynolds, Mrs. Anna Dasher and children of Sodus were recent visitors at L. H. Hosford's.

Henry Reynolds and family and Mrs. Phoebe Reynolds of Lyons were recent visitors at George W. Finch's.

Winifred McGovern of Lyons is visiting at the home of John McRorie.

Irving Soper of Auburn and C. O. Baker of Lyons called on friends in this place Wednesday.

Miss Ida Burt of Clyde, who has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Fred Trautman the past month, has returned home.

Mr. and Mrs. George M. Young spent Wednesday at Sodus Point.

The Sunday school picnic was held at Bonnie Castle Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Harrington, Mr. and Mrs. E. Harrington and children of Savannah enjoyed a day's outing at Sodus Point Thursday.

Mrs. William McMullen visited her mother at Lyons Friday.

Jay Woodhams of Ontario is passing some time with his parents.

Mrs. William Worden entertained the Independent Circle, G. A. R., ladies from Lyons Tuesday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stoltz of Lyons were guests at George Merta's Wednesday.

Mrs. Hervey Putnam visited Mrs. George Deady at Bonni Castle several days the past week.

John White and friend from Rochester visited Mr. and Mrs. Walter White recently.

Supervisor Harrington and family of Savannah were guests at M. G. Harrington's the first of the week.

Mrs. Philip Klippel and children of Lock Berlin spent the first of the week at Henry Klippel's.

John Pausley is on the sick list.

Clarence and Marguerite Sitterle of Rose visited their parents Sunday.

Dewey Lester of Rochester is visiting at Palmer Lester's.

Eula Putnam is entertaining Miss Alice Deady of North Rose.

Maude Miller is spending the week with friends in Detroit, Mich.

Miss Ruth Powell of Fowlersville visited Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bullock several days recently.

Eva Lester is home after spending some time with friends at Sodus.

Rochester parties have purchased the Sutton place; consideration, $1,100.

Thank you to Darwina, coordinator of Ontario Co. NYGenWeb, for her latest contribution of marriage notices and other short articles from old Ontario County newspapers!

From Geneva Gazette, 15 May 1839

Married, in Newark, on the 8th instant, by the Rev. R. Townsend, Mr. Warren W. Mead of Lyons to Miss Susan R. Stearns of the former place.

From Geneva Gazette, 17 July 1839

MARRIED - Last evening, by Rev. J. F. McLaren, Mr. John A. Bacon to Miss Harriet Smith. On the 2d inst., Mr. Lyman Seelye to Miss Rachel Soule, all of Savannnah, Wayne Co.

From Geneva Gazette, 17 July 1839

MARRIED - Last evening, by Rev. J. F. McLaren, Mr. John A. Bacon to Miss Harriet Smith. On the 2d inst., Mr. Lyman Seelye to Miss Rachel Soule, all of Savannnah, Wayne Co.

From Geneva Gazette 26 December 1846

Married, in Palmyra, on the 8th instant, by Rev. D. Harrington, Mr. John M. Francis, editor of the Troy Budget, to Miss Harriet Elizabeth, daughter of Pomeroy Tucker, of Palmyra.

From Geneva Gazette, 2 January 1847

Married in Sodus, on the 20th inst., by the Rev. Jonathan Benson, Mr. M. A. Thorp of Williamson to Hannah, daughter of Rev. Wm. H. Ward.

From Geneva Gazette, 26 June 1847

Married, in Auburn, on the 22d inst., Mr. William H. Sisson of Lyons to Miss Harriet, daughter of the late Hon. David Arno of Auburn.

From Geneva Gazette, 22 June 1849

Married at Hopeton, Yates County, on the 19th inst., by the Rt. Rev. Dr. DeLancey, Bishop of Western New York, the Rev. Timothy F. Wardwell, Rector of Grace Church, Lyons, to Mary Blair, daughter of Abraham Dox of the former place.

From Geneva Gazette, 13 July 1849

Married, in Lyons, on the 4th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Holly, Mr. Wm. C. Barber and Miss Elizabeth Stewart, all of Lyons.

From Geneva Gazette, 31 August 1849

Married, at the Geneva Hotel, on the 24th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Clapp, Mr. Charles Sebring to Miss Gertrude Ann Turnbull, both of Lyons.

From Ontario County Times, 2 August 1871

The Palmyra Journal says that the oldest resident of Wayne County is Mrs. Sarah Shepperd, who will be 102 years old on the 31st of August. Mrs. Shepperd was born in Washington, Dutchess County, August 31st, 1769, and moved to Wayne County in 1834. Her mother died at the the age of 97, and she has a sister still living at the age of 92.

From Ontario County Times, 7 August 1872

The Lyons Republican states that on Monday of last week, while John Winters, an employee in a malthouse in that village, was engaged at work in a bin of malt containing several thousand bushels, he was drawn down by the suction at the spout, and was nearly suffocated before he could be rescued. A minute or two more and he would have been past resuscitation.

From Ontario County Times, 7 August 1872

Col. A. Lyman, an aged and respected citizen of Lyons, while conversing in the street of that village a short time since, was seized with sudden dizziness and fell to the ground, sustaining a fracture of the neck of the thigh bone.

From Ontario County Times, 14 August 1872

The Lyons Republican states that Mr. E. Osborn, of Rose, Wayne county, was thrown from his buggy one day last week, and suffered a dislocation of the left shoulder joint. Some ten hours after the accident, the patient presented himself to Dr. Smith, of Clyde, for relief. The muscles around the joint had become so contracted and rigid that the united strength of five strong men was required to reduce the dislocation. Mr. Osborn endured the excruciating pain of the operation without a whimper.

From Ontario County Times, 16 July 1873

SAD ACCIDENT - On the 14th instant, a boat containing eight persons was capsized in a squall off Sodus Point. R. Sweeting, of Williamson, and Fred. Brown and wife, of Marion, were drowned. The survivors, M. B. Sweeting, Emily Sweeting, Carrie Sweeting, Ezekiel Cooper and Ella Ferd, of Williamson, were in the water two hours until they drifted ashore. Sweeting's body was recovered.

From Ontario County Time,s 2 September 1874

The Lyons Press says: A serious and perhaps fatal accident occurred about a mile and a half east of this village on Saturday morning last, by which a man named William Bovee had his left arm torn completely off. Mr. Bovee was one of a party engaged in running a steam threshing machine, and while examining a journal the long bolt flew off from the engine and caught Mr. B.'s arm and carried it between the band and the pulley which carried the cylinder, and completely severed it from the shoulder.

From Ontario County Journal, 15 July 1892

Married in Geneva, July 6, 1892, by Rev. George D. Meigs, Wm. H. Mosier to Mary J. Myers, both of Lyons.

From Ontario County Chronicle, 13 August 1902

In Phelps, July 31, John H. Rheuberry of Newark and Mrs. Eliza E. McCombs of Clyde.

From Geneva Daily Times, 8 May 1908

A very pretty wedding took place at St. Patrick's church in Macedon Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock when Miss Sarah R. Duffin became the bride of Thomas L. Dillon, brother of Mrs. John Howe of this city. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Michael F. Homes in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends. The bride was gowned in blue silk and wore a white hate trimmed with ostrich feathers. Miss Ella O'Keefe, niece of the groom, was the bridesmaid and also wore blue silk and a white hat. Albert O'Keefe, nephew of the groom, was the best man. A reception was held at the home of the bride from 3:30 until 6 o'clock. There were guests present from this city, Rochester, Palmyra, and Victor. After a short wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Dillon will reside in Macedon.

  From the Waterloo Observer, July 11, 1883, page 3 (Seneca County, NY).

Miss Belle Decker of Red Creek has been visiting her friend, Miss Mattie Cullen.

James Garlock and wife, Peter Garlock, wife and children and Edwin Fisk and wife of Newark, were the guests of Gilbert Whitbeck, on the Fourth.

  Rose News from Lyons papers, found by Allyn Hess Perry.

90th Anniversary Edition
August 3, 1911


North Rose--Mrs. Etta Gregory and daughters of Newark are visiting relatives in town.

The annual reunion of the Seager family will be held at Bonni Castle next Friday, August 11.

The annual reunion of the Miner family will be held at Bonni Castle next Thursday.

The Misses Martha Westcott, Carrie Woodard and Iva Marshall have returned from Marion.

The board of education of the North Rose school has engaged the following teachers for the ensuing year: Principal, W. L. Edwards; assistant principal, Miss Hazel Hayman of Syracuse; intermediate department, Miss Martha Westcott; primary department, Miss Lela M. Rose. School opens Tuesday, September 5.

The twentieth annual reunion of the Harper family will be held at Bonni Castle August 10.

Victor Winchell of Rochester is visiting his brother, Marvin Winchell.

Miss Mildred Metcalf of Wolcott has been the guest of Miss Gertrude Henderson.

Last Friday morning David A. Clapper committed suicide by hanging himself to a ladder in the barn of his nephew, Ward Clapper, two and one-half miles east of this village, aged 78 years. He had been in poor health for some time, and it is thought that he became despondent. He has resided with his nephew for about ten years. Previous to this he resided in the West. The funeral was held from his late home Sunday afternoon. Rev. J. C. Long officiating. Interment was made in the Wolcott cemetery.

B. E. Valentine has resigned his position as supervisor of the town to accept the position of commissioner of elections. The resignation of Mr. Valentine makes necessary the appointment of a supervisor. The candidates are R. H. Cole and I. L. Wilson.

Roy Sanford of Albion was the guest of Miss Ruth McOmber over Sunday.

Miss Anna Welch is visiting in Auburn and Syracuse.

Mr. And Mrs. Alfred Chaddock of Ilion are visiting Mr. And Mrs. T. J. Chaddock.

AUGUST 3, 1916
(95th Anniversary Edition)
(pg. 8, col. 4)


Many Guests Being Entertained-- Church and Society Notes Rose.-

William Crowell of Payson Park, Belmont, Mass., is visiting relatives in town.

Mr. and Mrs. John Lee of Toledo, Ohio, visited Joel Lee and other relatives in town last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Oliver J. Morelock and children of Newark, N.J., are spending the month of August with Mrs. Moorlock's parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Closs.

Mrs. George Milem was called to Syracuse last week by the death of her nephew, E. P. Mudge. He was a former resident of North Rose. Miss Agnes Thompson of Amsterdam High School, who has been passing a portion of her vacation in Sodus, is now the guest of her relatives in town.

Mrs. Judson J. Sheffield passed several days last week with her husband in Syracuse and incidentally took advantage of the mid-summer sales in the stores in that city.

Mrs. George Oliver of Rochester is the guest of her father and sister, Stephen and Miss Ella Waite.

Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Converse of Galen were entertained by Mrs. Marvin D. Hartt last Thursday.

The Methodist, Baptist and Presbyterian Sunday schools will hold a union picnic at Bonni Castle Wednesday, August 9th.

Mrs. Charles Kinsley and daughter, Miss Lena, of Batavia are guests of Mrs. Kinsley's sister, Mrs. C. S. Wright.

Mrs. G. L. Klinck and Mrs. E. G. Klinch, accompanied by their niece, Miss Hazel Klinch, of Springfield, Ohio, spent last week Wednesday with Mr. and Mrs. William J. Klinch of Palmyra.

Mrs. George F. Valentine is entertaining her cousin, Mrs. Alice White, and her daughter, Miss Bernice, of Burlington, Vt.

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey D. Barnes visited Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Gaylord of Sodus last Wednesday.

The Baptist Young People's Union will hold a lawn social at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Cole this evening. A musical and literary program will be given. Ice cream and cake will be served.

Miss Jessie Barnes has been entertaining a college friend, Miss Buell, whose home is in East Bloomfield, the past week. On Friday Miss Barnes gave a tea to a number of friends in honor of her guest. Saturday she engaged an automobile and in company with her mother and friend visited Lake Bluff.

Cornelius A. Marsh, Jr., had business in Syracuse a few days last week.Mrs. Charles Wallis of Kensington Park, Brooklyn, is spending some time with relatives and friends in and about Rose.

Miss Bertha Sayles of Jordan has been the guest of Miss Ruth Wilson and Miss Tellavene Armstrong for a few days.

Romaine Cole of North Rose, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Cole, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cole, Mrs. Lewis S. Town, Mrs. Harriett Hamell, Miss Alice M. Hartt, Miss Iola D. Osgood, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Gatchell and daughter, Miss Grace, and Mr. and Mrs. Willard Barnes visited Mrs. Frederick P. Thompson's estate, "Sonnenberg," at Canandaigua, last Friday, all making the trip by automobile.

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert P. Osgood and son, Herbert, and Raymond A. Osgood, in company with Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Oaks of North Rose, are camping this week at Lake Bluff.

95th Anniversary Edition
Lyons, N.Y., Thursday, August 3, 1916


Attracted Wide Attention--Was Administered in Four States-Three
Foreclosure Actions

In Surrogate's Court here Monday George S. Tinklepaugh, of Palmyra, temporary administrator of the estate of Robert B. Smith, late of the town of Rose, known all over the country as "Diamond Smith," also as the "Lemonade King," filed his accounting. He is charged with $36,013.41 and credited with $5,053.88, leaving a balance in his hands of $30,959.53. This amount will be turned over to Mrs. Hazel Smith House of Rochester, who has been appointed administratrix of her husband's estate.

Mr. Tinklepaugh is allowed $500 for commissions, $500 for legal services and $500 for counsel fees of his attorneys, C. C. Congdon, of Palmyra, and $72.35 for expenses. Webster, Meade & Straus of Rochester, who represented all the heirs-at-law and next of kin, will receive $500 for their allowance on judicial settlement and the sum of $65.69 for their disbursements. J.W. Hoag of Lyons, who represented the widow, Mrs. Smith House, is allowed $500 on judicial settlement and $1.50 for disbursements, thus leaving the sum of $28,269.85 for the heirs, of which the widow will receive about $18,000.

The remainder of the estate will be divided among the following relatives: Bessie A. Marriott, a niece, of Clyde; Ulysses S. Smith, a nephew of Clyde; Minnie A.B. Smith, a niece, of Battle Creek, Mich.; Nettie Livingston, a niece, of South Butler; John E. Smith, a nephew, of Wolcott; Elizabeth King, Lillian Smith and May Smith, nieces, of Haverstraw; Daisy Hook, a niece, of Dallas, Texas; George S. Dorman, a grandnephew, of Pasadena, Cal., and John R. Pepperdine, a nephew, of Clyde, N.Y.

The settlement of this estate has attracted attention in Wayne county because when the widow applied for letters of administration objections were filed by relatives of Mr. Smith for the reason that some time previous Mrs. Smith had obtained a decree of separation from her husband. The estate was administered in four different states and th_ __ias were brought to foreclos___. The temporary __minist___ to collect eve__ dollar of the estate.

New 3/11/07  From The Evening Herald, December 18, 1899 (Syracuse, NY).



The Old Fashioned Revival at
Chimney Bluffs.

Mr. Winters Converted.

He Astonished the Congregation
Assembled in the Old School-
house by Admitting a Long List
of Crimes That Had Disconcerted
the Police, and Implicating His
Father and Other Residents at
the "Devil's Den" - Arrested the
Same Night.

SODUS POINT, Dec. 18.- An old-fashioned Free Methodist revival has been going on for several weeks in the old schoolhouse near the Chimney Bluffs in Huron. The Rev. E. C. Warner, a minister of the old kind, has been conducting the services, and thither have flocked a large portion of the population of the town of Huron nightly. Many conversions have been reported.

Directly in front of the platform was placed a long bench termed the mourners' bench on which candidates for prayers were requested to seat themselves. During the first week, nobody had nerve enough to walk out and occupy the mourners' bench, but finally old "Ben" Johnson, who lives about four miles northeast of this place came forward and amid loud shouts said he wanted to be converted. That broke the ice, and since that time the bench has been well filled every night. Up to Thursday night thirty-seven conversions had been reported.

"Chuck" Winters Converted.

"Chuck" Winters last Friday night went forward and asked for prayers, taking his seat on the mourners' bench. The right name of this young man is Charles Winters. He lives in a sparsely settled portion of Huron, northeast of this place, in a region known as the "Devil's Den," because of the hard characters living there. For years a thieving band has lived in the scrub-oaks surrounding the "Devil's Den," and although every possible effort has been made by officers of the law to break up the gang no evidence could ever be found that would convict any of the suspected people. "Dan" Winters, father of "Chuck," has managed to supply the hotels at Sodus Point and resort with poultry every summer and had shipped a good deal to Rochester, but nobody ever accused the old man of raising any poultry. He always had an old rooster and three or four hens around the 2-acre lot he owned, and from that brood managed to sell several tons of fowls each year.

Gave the "Devil's Denites" Away.

When "Chuck" fell under the benign influence of religion Friday night, he began to tell what a sinner he had been. He told how he and the "old man," with "Clint" Bogardus, "Squeak" Winchett, "Dug" Sours and "Andy" Howard had been "swiping" chickens and other loose property for years back. The audience listened with bated breaths. Many a farmer hunched his wife in the side as "Chuck" told how he had helped "elevate" fat pullets from that same farmer's hen roost just a few weeks before. "Chuck" kept on telling how wicked he had been for more than an hour, and then fell down exhausted. None of his co-partners in crime was present.

After the meeting was over, Elder Warner remained with Deacon White and Deacon Catchpole and some of the sisters to hold a prayer meeting with the mourners on the bench. The scene of prayer lasted for an hour or so. When it was over the mourners all started off, as well as the faithful, for their respective homes. "Chuck" rode down to the forks of the road near the "Devil's Den" with Deacon Catchpole and on the way told more about the depredations of the "Devil's Den" gang.

"Chuck" and "Old Dan" Surprised.

"Chuck" got home all right and found everything locked up. He went to bed and was soon asleep. About 3 o'clock in the morning there was a loud racket at the door. Old "Dan" and "Chuck" got up and went to the door and as it opened in jumped Deputy Sheriff George Mitchell. Grabbing "Chuck" by the arm he exclaimed: "I've got one of them, come in Ben and get the other one." At this "Ben" Catchpole, a Constable, jumped in and grabbed old "Dan," who in the meantime had been dancing around shouting "What's all this about! What's all this about!" "Chuck" kept quiet and said nothing.

After a lamp had been lighted the officers handcuffed their prisoners and drove over with them to Port Glasgow, where they were locked up in "Sam" Stacey's barn and were guarded until morning by the officers. After getting breakfast at "Gav" Ackerman's the prisoners were taken before Justice of the Peace "Fen" Davenport and were arraigned upon the charge of petit larceny upon complaint of "Lish" Martin, a Huron farmer, whose hen roost had been robbed the week before Thanksgiving day. It was one of the robberies about which "Chuck" had told at the revival meetings the night before.

Father Licked Him.

When the old man heard that his son "Chuck" had "squealed" in the revival meeting and had, as he styled it, "given his insides away," his anger knew no bounds. He jumped up from his chair in Mayor Davenport's sitting room and before the officers could restrain him, knocked his son down, knocking three front teeth out. The officers fell on old "Dan" and handcuffed him, while "Chuck's" juries were attended to. Both men waived examination and were taken to Lyons jail to await the action of the next Grand jury.

The officers started off for the "Devil's Den" after the rest of the gang, but could not find hide nor hair of any of them. It is believed that all will be captured in due time. The sentiment is expressed that "Chuck" ought to be let go because he confessed at the revival about the gang. "Chuck's" mother, an old wrinkled woman, who smokes a stub of a black clay pipe with villainous tobacco, says she will cut the heart out of her son if he ever sets his foot inside her door. The whole gang of "Devil's Denites" have it in for "Chuck" Winters.

If no further good is done by the revival meetings there will be no complaint. To break up the "Devil's Den" gang is what officers have been after for years, but without avail, as the gang was too slick. It is thought that Deputy Sheriff Jerry Collins will be able to get a great many more stories out of "Chuck."

   From: The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York, Year Book for 1927-1928, issued August, 1928, page 59:

Johnson, William Schuyler - Lyons N.Y., Member #1233, Life Member.
Smith, Jesse Marion - Geneva, N.Y., Member #2250.
Wheat, Corydon - Geneva, N.Y., Member #2060.
Wheat, Henry Axtell - Geneva, N.Y., Member #1747.
Wheat, Henry Axtell Jr. - Geneva, N.Y., Member #2061.
Wheat, Maxwell Corydon - Geneva, N.Y., Member #1902

  From The Ontario County Times, May 14, 1924 (Canandaigua, NY).


Miss Harriet Dillon entertained on Monday evening Mr. and Mrs. Perry Sampson of Palmyra.

Orleans Notes.

Mr. and Mrs. T. Jay Mason and son, Judson, of Ontario, were in town, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. John Fortmiller and son, Louis, of Newark, were Sunday caller in town.

  From The Shortsville Enterprise, November 2, 1889, Vol. 7, No. 44, page 3.

Mr. H. B. Klinck, of Rose, spent Sunday with his brother and family in this place. [Shortsville]

Mrs. Dr. Wilson, of Sodus Point, was in town over Sunday, the guest of her brother, Mr. Will Cowen.

  From The Shortsville Enterprise, November 9, 1889, Vol. 7, No. 44, page 2.

G. F. Herendeen, of Farmington, has arranged for the organization of a creamery company in Rose, and the books are now open there for stock subscriptions. The farmers of Galen, being located in the very heart of a butter making district, after securing from Mr. Herendeen information relative thereto, may conclude to follow in the footsteps of their neighbors in other towns.

District No. 6 (Manchester) Items.

Mr. J. H. Ford of Newark was here Wednesday looking after the interests of his farm.

From The Shortsville Enterprise, November 9, 1889, Vol. 7, No. 44, page 3.

Local Matters.

The following from the Rochester Democrat will be of interest to our local readers: "Elizabeth, Frank and James Barrett have initiated suits against the town of Walworth. The plaintiffs, who live in Shortsville, allege that by reason of the negligence of the defendant's officers in leaving a large boulder in the highway running northerly from East Walworth, that they were, on May 26th last, thrown from their carriage and injured. Elizabeth Barrett demands damages to the extent of $15,000. Frank Barrett wants $500 and James Barrett will be satisfied with $5,000.

  From The Evening Herald, October 14, 1899 (Syracuse, NY), page 3.

Insane and Tried Suicide.

SODUS, Oct. 1 4.- John A. French, the Williamson business man who was made insane, through illness and tried to murder his wife and daughter, has been adjudged insane and recommended to be taken to an asylum. County Judge Nelson Sawyer has granted the papers and he will be cared for at the Willard State hospital at Ovid. French has been one of the most successful business men in Wayne county. Hard work brought on a nervous disease, which threw him into insanity on Monday, when he grew violently insane. It was with great difficulty that he was restrained. The day afterward he was caught in the act of committing suicide, having cut a gash in his neck with a case knife. It is hardly thought that he will regain his mind, at least not for some time.

  From The Evening Herald, October 18, 1899 (Syracuse, NY).


Men Were Summoned and Worked
Day and Night to Subdue It.

SODUS, Oct. 18.- The Hiram Taylor farm, near Sodus Centre, owned by Alexander B. Williams and worked by John Shepardson, caught fire Monday from a spark from a passing Northern Central railway engine, it is supposed. The fire spread rapidly and a force of men were secured to fight the flames. They worked all day and into the night before the fire was under control. It was found necessary to plough around the surrounding lands in order to keep the flames from spreading to other farms. A stiff wind was blowing. A large part of the low land was badly burned and a small strip of woods was burned over to quite an extent.

  From The Evening Herald, December 22, 1899 (Syracuse, NY), page 3.


They Go to Auburn For the Assault on the Peddler.

Special to The Herald:
LYONS, Dec. 22.- County court adjourned this morning, Judge Sawyer sentencing Matthias Lapp and Matthias Lapp, jr. to hard labor at Auburn for four years and seven months and three years and nine months upon conviction of assault in the second degree on June 20th last, upon George Nerough, an Assyrian peddler, near Resort. Lapp has another son in the Monroe County Penitentiary for burglary.

  From The Sunday Herald, December 24, 1899 (Syracuse, NY), page 23.


Charles Howard of Sodus Point Killed.

His Son Shortly After Discovered His Body on the Railroad Track.

The Victim was a Well Known
Fisherman and Had Gone to
Meet His Wife Returning From
Her Christmas Shopping:

Special to The Sunday Herald.

SODUS, Dec. 23.- Charles Howard of Sodus Point was found lying dead beside the tracks of the Norther Central railroad at that place to-night about 7 o'clock. His hand and head had been cut, showing that he had been struck by the train, and the ground plainly indicated that he had been dragged about three rods.

His son, Dewitt, was walking up the track and discovered the body. He at once summoned assistance, and the remains were carried to Walsh's hotel to await the coming of Coroner Carr of Williamson, who was immediately notified.

Mr. Howard was a prominent fisherman, well known throughout the county. His wife had been to Sodus for the day to do some Christmas shopping, and he was at the station to meet her. It is thought that he started up the track towards the upper station, and that as the train came round the curve just south of the Lake Shore station the headlight blinded him so that he was unable to get out of the way quickly enough and was struck by the engine.

He leaves eight children.

From The Evening Herald, December 5, 1899 (Syracuse, NY), page 13.

The engagement of Miss Zillia Furr, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Furr, and Augustus Sweeney Merritt, both of this town, is announced. The ceremony will be performed in the near future.



Matters Disposed of in the December Term.

Will of Thomas Hunter, who died at Lyons, March 25th, 1895, was admitted to probate, disposing of $300 in personal property, which was left to his widow, Mrs. Harriet C. Hunter.

Will of Jeduthan Tallman, late of Savannah, was admitted to probate, disposing of an estate stated in the petition to consist of $3,000 in real estate and $1,000 in personal property. The testator gives his entire estate, real and personal, forever, to his widow, Mrs. Cordelia E. Tallman, who also qualified and received letters as sole executrix.

The fourth hearing in the contest over the will of Mrs. Catherine Loosz, the maker of thirty-two wills in her lifetime, who died July 1st, 1890, will held at the Surrogate's office here on Friday of this week.

Will of Harriet C. Hunter, who died at Lyons, November 15th, 1899, was admitted to probate, Robert Hunter and Alvin J. Foote being appointed joint executors. The estate consists of $300 in real and $300 in personal property. A house and lot in Rice street is given to the daughters, Jane Hunter and Ella A. Hunter, household furniture to Jane Hunter, residue to be divided two-thirds to Jane Hunter and one third to Ellen A. Hunter and held in trust to meet expenses of their final sickness and burial. At their death $100 is given to Edith Burnett, the residue to be divided in equal shares between the remaining children.

From the Geneva Daily Times, September 18, 1950, page 8.

Benton Center.
Mr. and Mrs. William Reiners called Sunday on his brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Reiners at Newark.

Notice of the sad accident and death of Mrs. Grace Lash was contributed by Ellen.

From the Rochester Times Union, Jan. 8, 1934

WOLCOTT-- Seven children, the oldest 12 years and the youngest, less than a year old, are motherless today, the victims of an explosion that took the life of Mrs. Grace Lash, 35.

Mrs Lash was severely burned yesterday while using kerosene to start a fire. Rushed to a hospital at Lyons, she died six hours later.

The Lash farm is two miles from Wolcott. Mrs. Lash was in the kitchen starting the fire while her husband, Lewis Lash, was out at the barn. As the woman poured the oil into the stove, the explosion occurred.

Lash rushed to the house, where he found his wife aflame from head to foot. Wrapping her in blankets, he extinguished the fire, then summoned aid. The blast had blown a window out and ignited the woodwork, but the blaze was quickly extinguished.

In addition to her husband and children, Mrs. Lash is survived by her mother, Mrs. Galloway; three brothers, Merritt, Arch and Vincent Galloway, and a sister Mrs. Jessie Adams, all of Wolcott.

  Thank you to Darwina, coordinator of Ontario Co. NYGenWeb, for her latest contribution of short articles from old Ontario County newspapers!

From Ontario County Time, 15 July 1868

J. H. Devoe, a lawyer of Lyons, Wayne county, committed suicide on Friday last, by shooting himself through the head with a pistol, in the presence of his family. The deceased is said to have made several thousand dollars as a substitute broker during the war, but subsequently embarked in oil speculations which resulted disastrously and reduced him to poverty. Self destruction was no doubt prompted by his inability to reestablish himself in a paying practice.

From Ontario County Times, 2 April 1869

On Friday, the 9th ins., Dr. Brown of Palmyra, in conjunction with Dr. Holmes of this town, was called upon to administer to a very severe case of poisoning which occurred in that village. By the use of flour purchased at one of the groceries there, the whole family of Mr. Lusk, a carriage trimmer, came very near losing their lives, every member being taken down with an almost deathly sickness. By some means or other, white lead had become mixed with the flour, and being of a poisonous nature, had the effect of jeopardizing the lives of all who used it. The flour was sent to Rochester for analysis, but we have not heard at what store it was purchased, or how the presence of the poisonous substance could be accounted for.

From Ontario County Times, 28 July 1869

We learn that one of the victims of the poisoned flour which was consumed by Mr. Lusk's family in Palmyra, has died, and was buried on Tuesday of last week. Her name was Ida Lusk, aged about 15 years, and only daughter. The eldest son is yet in a precarious condition, we believe. He is a printer by profession, and prior to the calamity which has so unfortunately happened to this family, was a large, hearty young man. We hope to hear of his recovery soon.

From Ontario County Times, 11 August 1869

The Lyons Republican of last week gives the following account of a tragical affair which occurred the Saturday previous in the town of Macedon: A man named Alexander Campbell was brought to the jail in this village on Saturday, charged with having attempted the murder of Walter Lawrence. Both parties live in the town of Macedon, and it was near Macedon village that the affray took place. There had been a dispute between them about a piece of land which one had sold to the other. Campbell had been thought to be deranged, and had been watched pretty closely for several days; but on Saturday morning he slipped away from his house unnoticed and shouldering an axe he proceeded to Lawrence's house. Entering, he declared his intention of killing the whole family; the first attacking Mrs. Lawrence, he knocked her down, badly injuring her, and also knocked down a child. Lawrence and his son then seized him and succeeded in disarming him; but Campbell afterwards extricated one hand and stabbed Lawrence in the neck, inflicting a dangerous wound. Another report says he struck him with the axe before he was disarmed. Campbell was then taken before a magistrate, who committed him to await the action of the Grand Jury.

On Saturday evening Campbell's supper was taken to him in his cell. He said he had no appetite, and requested that his food might remain for a time that he might eat it at his leisure. The turnkey assented; and going to the cell later in the evening, it was found that the prisoner had cut his throat with the case-knife, inflicting two severe wounds about two inches in depth, but missing the larger blood vessels - the dullness of the knife preventing the windpipe from being severed. A physician was called, the wounds were dressed, and the prisoner was tied to his bed to prevent his doing himself further injury; but in the morning he managed to release one of his hands, and tore off the bandages. Since then he has been more calm, and is recovering. Campbell is undoubtedly insane, and should be sent to the Asylum. He has lived in Macedon more than twenty years, and has uniformly borne a good character.

From Geneva Daily Times, 5 February 1915


Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Barklay, of 23 Lyceum street, this city, will go to Lyons Monday to attend the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. Barclay's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Almar Barclay, who are residing on the farm just outside of Lyons, where Mr. Barclay, Sr., was born 80 years ago. The farm has been in the family more than 100 years. The affair will be held at the Elks' Home, in the village of Lyons. Mrs. Barclay is 70 years of age and her mother, Mrs. Harriet Rozell, who also lives in Lyons, is 90 years of age. Mr. and Mrs. Barclay are still doing active work about the farm and house, as they have usually done, and both are in the best of health. They were married in 1865; six children were born to them, five of are living; B. C. Barclay, of Geneva; Jennie R., A. G. and A. E. Barclay, of Lyons; and E. T. Barclay of Newark. There are also 11 grandchildren. Among the guests expected are a number who attended the wedding 50 years ago and it is planned to have as many of their immediate family present as possible.

From Geneva Daily Times, 19 March 1908

Wolcott, March 19 - One more tragedy came near being added to those tallied against stupid conduct at weddings in Wolcott yesterday afternoon. At 3 o'clock Miss Fanny Palmer and Gifford Livingston were married at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Lavine Palmer, on Auburn street. There were a large number of guests present.

All went well until about 5 o'clock, when the bride and groom were preparing to drive to Clyde, to catch a fast train for an extended wedding trip. The bride had entered the carriage and the groom was about to do so when the showers of rice and the unrestrained antics of the guests caused the horses to take fright. They plunged wildly, became unmanageable and threw the bride out of the carriage in overturning it.

The groom clung to the reins, but the bride was dragged for nearly twenty feet before the horses were stopped. When the carriage was lifted from the young woman, she was found unconscious. After laboring over her for a long time Dr. R. H. Wilkins succeeded in reviving her. It was found that she had sustained severe bruises, but no bones were broken.

Several guests fainted, and one, Miss Stubbs, of Huron, who was just recovered from a severe illness, was thrown into hysterics, and is now in a serious condition. Mr. Livingston has been a school teacher for several years in various parts of Wayne county, and is one of the most highly esteemed residents of this section.

From Ontario County Chronicle, 2 April 1902

Charles J. Seaman, of Wolcott, has been granted a divorce from his wife. Two days afterward he married Miss Lizzie Sortoris of Genoa, Ohio. Mr. Seaman took up his residence in Genoa, and secured the divorce on the grounds of desertion and incompatibility of temper. The divorced wife is one of the most prominent young women in Wolcott.

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From Geneva Gazette, 8 January 1834

Married, in Palmyra, 31st ult., Maj. James Stanbrough to Miss Crella Smith.

From Geneva Gazette, 15 January 1834

Married in Clyde, Wayne Co., 5th inst., by Rev. L. Morley, Mr. Stephen Salisbury, Jun., of the firm of Dickson & Salisbury, to Miss Ida P. Stow.

From Geneva Gazette, 30 April 1834

Married, in Waterloo, 15th inst., Mr. Joseph Seely of Wolcott to Miss Lorinda Clark of Thompson.

From Geneva Gazette, 21 May 1834

Married at Canandaigua, Mr. John Wallis to Miss Annis C. Howland, both of Palmyra.

From Geneva Gazette, 17 September 1834

Married in Lyons, on the 4th inst., Mr. Stephen Ferguson to Miss Esther Hall, both of Rose. In Galen, the 7th inst., Mr. Joseph Baker to Miss Rhoda Chase. In Palmyra, on the 1st inst., Mr. Francis Bortles to Miss Emily Lilly.

From Geneva Gazette, 19 November 1834

Married, in Palmyra, on the 5th inst., by F. Smith, Esq., Mr. Joseph Lippencott to Miss Mary Jane Williams, all of that place.

From Geneva Gazette, 25 March 1835

Married, in the town of Seneca, on the 9th inst., by the Rev. J. F. McLaren, Mr. Peter Jones, merchant, to Miss Mary Smith, both of Williamson.

From Geneva Gazette, 10 February 1836

Married, on the 27th ult., Mr. William Whitesides to Miss Susan Rose, both of Lyons.

From Geneva Gazette, 17 February 1836

In Palmyra, on the 11th, Mr. Caleb Vanhusen of Knowlesville to Miss Catherine Jackson, daughter of Mr. R. C. Jackson of Palmyra.

In Rose, on the 7th, Mr. Lorenzo C. Thomas to Miss Hepsabeth Andrews, both of that place.

From Geneva Gazette, 23 March 1836

Married, in Sodus, on the 8th, Mr. Nelson D. Youngs to Miss Achsah M. Kingsley of Sodus.

From Geneva Gazette, 15 June 1836

Married, in Palmyra, on the 24th ult., Mr. George H. Mumford of Rochester to Miss Ann Elizabeth Hart, of the former place.

From Geneva Gazette, 13 July 1836

Married, in Lyons, on the 7th, Mr. Joseph Guest to Miss Lydia Ann Curtis. In Galen, on the 7th, Mr. J. Augustus Humboldt Pierce to Miss Cynthia Bottsford. In Palmyra, on the 7th, Mr. George Lard to Miss Eveline Hibbard.

From Geneva Gazette, 31 August 1836

Married, in Lyons, on the 22d, Mr. J. S. Patterson to Mary Jane Benton.

From Geneva Gazette, 23 November 1836

Married, in Lyons, on the 15th, Mr. Stephen H. Munson of Wolcott to Miss Jane, daughter of Mr. Samuel D. Westfall.

From Geneva Gazette, 28 December 1836

Married, in Lyons, on the 14th, Mr. Gaylord Barber to Miss Aceneth Hinckley.

  Names abstracted by site co-coordinator Allyn Hess Perry.

The persons below were named in an 1876 newspaper notice to appear at Montgomery County NY Surrogate's Court as next of kin of Polly Veeder of the town of Mohawk, Montgomery County. A full transcript of the notice (published in an unknown newspaper) is on the Montgomery County NYGenWeb site, contributed by a relative of John S. Garlock. The abstracted names are posted here due to the importance of the Garlock family (who came from the Mohawk Valley Region) in Wayne County NY.

Names Mentioned in Polly Veeder's Will

Bettinger, Margaret (Clay, NY)
Davis, Juliett (Marion, NY)
Fullerton, Maria (Faredale, NY)
Garlock, Abram (son of Jacob) (Marion, NY)
Garlock, Abram (son of Peter) (Port Gibson, NY)
Garlock, Alfred (Howell, MI)
Garlock, Andrew (W. Parma, NY)
Garlock, Austin (Coneautville, PA)
Garlock, Benjamin (Canajoharie, NY)
Garlock, Cornelius (Fort Plain, NY)
Garlock, David S. (Musacatine, IA)
Garlock, Elijah (Canajoharie, NY)
Garlock, Elisha (Charlotte, NY)
Garlock, Ephraim (___, Pocahontas County, IA)
Garlock, George (son of Peter) (Newark, NY)
Garlock, George (son of Phillip) (Clayton, NY)
Garlock, George S. (son of Stephen) (Portlandville, NY)
Garlock, Guy McDonald (grandson of John S.) (Muscatine, IA)
Garlock, Henry
Garlock, Henry S. (Blue Grass, IA)
Garlock, Hiram (Grant, NY)
Garlock, Jacob (Marion, NY)
Garlock, James (son of Henry) (Fort Plain, NY)
Garlock, James P.(son of Nicholas) (Newark, NY)
Garlock, John S.
Garlock, John S. (Musacatine, IA)
Garlock, Jonas (Burlington Green, NY)
Garlock, Joseph (Milton, WI)
Garlock, Lucy (Coneautville, PA)
Garlock, Nelson (W. Greece, NY)
Garlock, Peter
Garlock, Phillip
Garlock, Simeon T. (Fort Plain, NY)
Garlock, Solomon (Marion, NY)
Garlock, Walter (Ellisburgh, NY)
Garlock, Washington (Utica, NY)
Garlock, Wesley (N. Parma, NY)
Garlock, William (son of Nicholas) (N. Parma, NY)
Garlock, William H. (son of Phillip) (Grant, NY)
Hawkins, Paulina (Buffalo, NY)
Hedden, Mary Ann (Arcadia, NY)
Hesler, Henry (McGrawville, NY)
Hesler, John (Fonda, NY)
Hesler, Margaret (Marshville, NY)
Kenyon, Nancy A. (Marion, NY)
Kocker, Polly (Newark, NY)
LaGrange, Lucy (Sharon, NY)
McNeal, Margaret Ann (Coneautville, PA)
Peer, Elizabeth (Arcadia, NY)
Popple, Ann Eliza (Grant, NY)
Quackenboss, George (St. Cloud, WI)
Schriver, Catherine (Buel, NY)
Sweezey, Margaret (Newark, NY)
Tingue, Eliza Ann (Fort Plain, NY)
Veeder, Polly (Mohawk, NY)
Wall, Elizabeth (Grant, NY)
Wyman, Lydia (Fort Plain, NY)
Yordon, Elizabeth (Salt Springville, NY)

  Source: The Fairport Mail, September 27, 1882, page 5

LAKESIDE. [Town of Ontario]

The copious showers of last week came very acceptable to farmers who were waiting for rain before wheat sowing. This work will now be pushed vigorously, as the ground is in good condition.

The high winds of the past week have blown off many of the apples, and these are selling to dryers for fifty cents a bushel. Much of the grain has been threshed and some large yields are reported. Mr. L. Jennings had a small piece of White Russian oats which went over seventy-five bushels to the acres.

A select school is to be held in W. S. Jennings' hall, near Lakeside depot, commencing October 2d. This w ill be a good thing for the district joining it, as they have more scholars than can be well accommodated.

Miss Belle Cone has returned to her home in Chicago.

The neighborhood south of Lakeside postoffice seems to be very much afflicted in the past few weeks. Mr. S. Gurnee's wife, who lives in the house built by Mr. Elebash, has lain dangerously sick with a complication of diseases, but is now slowly convalescing. Mr. Briggs, south of there, has been quite sick, but is reported a little better. Mention was made in our last, of the sickness of three of the children of Milton Crandall, of typhoid fever: they are all slowly improving. The mother was taken down with it on the 9th, and on the 16th she died. About the time of her death, the wife of John Crandall, a brother of the former, was taken with the same disease and died the 21st. The husband has been prostrated with disease for some time, and was unable to see his wife after she was taken to her bed. The daughter, who was living at home, is now ill with a nervous fever, but the doctors hope it will not assume the typhoid character. Another case of the fever is that of a boy, Willie Hollander, who has been quite sick for several days. John Lee is sick, but not of the fever. The board of health have made, and will make farther investigations to endeavor to find out the cause of the disease, and we hope it may be arrested.

Our listings for Ontario Center Cemetery on Ridge Road show the following:

CRANDALL Milton P., 1814 - 1891
CRANDALL Charlotte, wife, 1832 - 1882

The figures given in our last, of the expense incurred by the Ontario Furnace company, in drilling 3,000 feet for water are small. Instead of $2,000, as stated, read $12,000. They are now using water which they draw from the lake, a distance of three miles, through pipes laid above the ground.

The Fairport Mail, October 5, 1882, page 5

Grover Cleveland, the democratic nominee for governor of this state, is a brother-in-law of Mrs. Lucien T. Yeomans, of Walworth.

The Fairport firemen, to the number of about fifty men from both companies, accompanied by the L. J. DeLand band, went to Newark yesterday to take part in the annual parade of the department there.

The Fairport Mail, October 5, 1882, page 2


[a long interesting obit for a woman who stayed a while in Wayne County]

Mrs. Minerva Fuller died in East Penfield, Friday, Sept. 29th, and was buried on Sunday, from the chapel of that place, Rev. Mr. Burton officiating.

Mrs. Fuller was born in Kingsbury, Washington Co., March 16th, 1798. A part of her early life was spent near Lake George. After her removal to Sherburne, Chenango Co., her father, when she was fourteen years old, went to Ohio on business. Her mother continued to reside there for the next two years, but hearing no tidings of her husband, and supposing him to have died among strangers, she, with her daughter, Minerva, came to the north part of the town of Penfield, now known as Webster, and took up a home near the lake, the only son having preceded them and made a clearing. After a stay of about a year, they moved to a place a short distance east of where the "Brick church" now stands. During a revival in the fall of 1815 she was converted, and was baptized the 8th of Dec. in the same year, by Elder Tinney, uniting with the Baptist church in Penfield when the church building stood at the "upper corners." It was her practice to walk to church, of which she was a very regular attendant, and often she walked to West Walworth to attend religious services.

She was married to William Silas Fuller February 16th, 1817, and lived in Penfield about three years, then in Farmington three years; from there moved to Clarendon, where they remained one year, then back to Penfield, where her husband died suddenly of heart disease, January 8th, 1830, leaving to her the care of four small children and an aged mother. How faithfully she performed her trust is best known by those longest acquainted with her. In about the year 1842, she took a letter from the Penfield church on her removal to West Macedon, and united with the Fairport church. Since three years residence in Macedon, the most part of her life - excepting four journeys to Wisconsin, her stay there amounting to four or five years - has been spent in Penfield. Of her five children, one died in infancy, and a married daughter in 1864; and three, a son and daughter here, and one son in Wisconsin, survive. Of her fifteen grandchildren, I think every one is a professed Christian, and two are ministers of the gospel. There are seven great grandchildren, and one has already professed love to Christ. To her strength of character, many excellencies and modest worth, those who have known her can best attest. Surely "her children shall rise up and call her blessed."

Source: The Fairport Mail, October 12, 1882, page 5

East Penfield.

The recent deaths in our neighborhood have left sorrow and desolation in many households. The first, on September 27, was that of Ardella, wife of William Butler, who was suddenly stricken down, and after sixteen hours of terrible suffering was rudely snatched from the home made happy by her presence, and the young husband left desolate. The parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Fuller, were quickly summoned from their home in Buffalo, but arrived only to render the last sad services to the fourth daughter, she being the third taken from them in a year and nine days.

The next death was Mrs. Minerva Fuller, mother of Mrs. A. S. Fuller and Mrs. James Butler, who entered into rest Sept. 29th, aged 84 years. She had been confined to her bed one year, and much of the time was a great sufferer. To her, death was a release, for she was anxious to go. Nearly her last words were, "almost home." [Note: if the October 5 obituary is correct in stating that she had one son and one daughter living in the area, it should probably read "Mr. A. S. Fuller."]


Mr. Barker has cut ten acres of drilled corn in five days on a bet of $25.

A Good Templar's lodge has been organized at Lincoln.

Mr. P. Clemans is drying large quantities of apples this fall.

Mr. P. Arnold has been the agency for the Davis sewing machine.

Dr. M. H. Cole has been surveying for Mr. Perkins, Mr. Clemans, and Mr. Chas. Gilbert.


On Thursday, Oct. 5th, at the residence of W.H. Garnsey, on John street, occurred an event which gave to Albert A. Harvey, of West Junius, a wife, and took from our village Miss Etta M. Garnsey, one of our most estimable young ladies.

The ceremony took place at the home of the bride, and in that sensible manner in which, without display, the immediate friends of the groom and bride comprise the guests.

Etta has lived from childhood among us. She has been a student in our school, and a willing helper in church and Sunday school. Her social and amiable qualities have won her many friends, and she will be missed by a large circle of associates; but good wishes follow her, and no regrets, for her husband is said to be a steady and true young man. He will be remembered as the genial operator who formerly clicked the wires at our station. Since leaving here he has been occupying a responsible position at Cuddeback's, south of Lyons, where he has telegraphic control of all trains running over the branch road between Lyons and Geneva. We congratulate the happy pair. May long life, usefulness, and happiness await them.


[for Fairport NY, but is being posted as it might solve the brick wall of someone trying to find her in the 1900 census.]

Miss Mary Jane Wilcox, daughter of Mrs. Sarah Wilcox, residing on Church street, in this village, died at the residence of her mother on Sunday, and was buried Tuesday afternoon. Miss Wilcox was but 20 years of age, was a member of the Congregational church, and had before her, apparently, opportunities for a useful life. She had been ill for a number of weeks, and her death was not unexpected. The funeral took place at the Congregational church, and was conducted by Rev. E. P. Gardner.

Source: The Shortsville Enterprise, June 2, 1888

Manchester Murmurings. (p. 2)

Ida Aldrich, of Palmyra, called on friends here last Wednesday. All were glad to see Ida's face among us again.

Farmington Tidings. (p. 3)

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stalker of West Walworth visited friends in this vicinity last week.

Local Matters. (p. 3)

Mrs. C. A. Klinck of Rose, is visiting her sons and their families in this place.

Mr. and Mrs. George Catchpole and Mrs. J. S. Sheffield and daughter, all of Rose, were guests of H. O. Klinck and family in this place on Tuesday.

John Bass, the ossified man, was on exhibition at the hall on Monday. Several "viewed the remains," among whom were our corps of village physicians. Dr. J. B. Burroughs delivered an extempore clinic in his usual learned matter (sic), while the rest of his colleagues with bated breath listened to the pearls of wisdom as they fell from his lips.

Note: there was probably a large turnout from Wayne County to see Jonathan Richardson Bass, who was very much alive when put on display in Manchester. Click here to see what this was all about. Although today public display for amusement of persons with visible medical conditions is unheard of, or at least rare, in the 19th century such individuals were popular attractions in circuses and at oddities museums. The 1860 U.S. census has a family that may be this Jonathan R. Bass, age 29, residing in Pekin, Town of Cambria, Niagara County, NY. Other members of the household were Fannie Bass age 55, William S. Bass age 24, and Hiram Foster Bass age 15. Bass was well-known, and mention of him can be found on circus and freakshow history websites.

Source: The Shortsville Enterprise, October 26, 1889

Farmington Tidings. (p. 3)

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Johnson and family of Macedon spent sunday with their aunt, Susan Webb.

Edward Gardner was so fortunate as to draw the cook stove which Mr. Everson, of Macedon recently offered as a prize.

Miss Hattie Herendeen, of Macedon, spent last Sunday with her aunt, Mrs. Edward Stevenson.

Source: The Shortsville Enterprise, November 2, 1889

Local Matters. (p. 3)

Mr. H. B. Klinck, of Rose, spent Sunday with his brother and family in this place.

Mrs. Dr. Willson, of Sodus Point, was in town over Sunday, the guest of her brother, Mr. Will Cowen.

Source: The Shortsville Enterprise, November 9, 1889

District No. 6 (Manchester) Items. (p. 2)

Mr. J. H. Ford of Newark was here Wednesday looking after the interests of his farm.

Miss Annie Adams, a student at Palmyra Union school drew a picture of the new school building there which was highly commended by her drawing teacher, and it also added several marks to her per cent in examination. Miss Annie has a talent in that direction.

The following from the Rochester Democrat will be of interest to our local readers: "Elizabeth, Frank and James Barrett have instituted suits against the town of Walworth. The plaintiffs, who live in Shortsville, allege that by reason of the negligence of the defendant's officers in leaving a large boulder in the highway running northerly from East Walworth, that they were, on May 26th last, thrown from their carriage and injured. Elizabeth Barrett demands damages to the extent of $15,000, Frank Barrett wants $500 and James Barrett will be satisfied with $5,2000." (p. 3)

Source: The Shortsville Enterprise, November 16, 1889

Farmington Tidings. (p. 2)

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hamm, of Macedon, were entertained by the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hathaway.

The Quarterly meeting of Hixite Friends was held at the church in the northern part of the town the 6th and 7th insts. John Cornell was expected to deliver a temperance lecture but failed to meet the appointment.

Mrs. C. C. Herendeen, of Macedon, accompanied by her two youngest children, spent the greater part of last week with friends in town.

Manchester Murmurings. (p. 2)

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ver Planck were made happy on Saturday, last by the arrival at their home of a 9-pound boy baby. Congratulations.

Source: The Shortsville Enterprise, March 29, 1890

Manchester Murmurings. (p. 2)

Mr. and Mrs. Fisk of Newark visited Mr. and Mrs. Newton Smith over Sunday.

Mrs. Wm. Chapman of East Palmyra visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rouse, over Sunday.

Mr. Lysander Nichols and Mrs. Sarah Turner, of Rushford, visited friends here the first of the week. Mrs. Nichols' funeral was held at the Friends' meeting house in N. Farmington, instead of at Macedon, as we stated last week.

Farmington Tidings. (p. 2)

Miss Helen Buttis will teach in district No. 5, town of Macedon, the spring term.

Miss Lulu Sampson and Samuel Newman of Macedon were united in marriage at the home of the bride on Wednesday of last week. Mr. Newman is a brother of Mrs. Thomas Bloodgood.

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