The Grand Army of the Republic, often referred to as the G.A.R., was founded at Decatur, Illinois, in 1866 by  Dr. Benjamin Franklin Stephenson. To become a member of the Grand Army a man must have served in the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Revenue Cutter Service (today’s United States Coast Guard) between April 9, 1861 and April 12, 1865.  He must have been honorably discharged from the service and have never taken up arms against the United States of America. As the veterans of the Civil War began to pass on the membership of the Grand Army slowly dwindled away. The G.A.R. held its last National Encampment at Indianapolis, Indiana in 1949.  Six surviving Comrades attended that Encampment.  The last member of the Grand Army of the Republic, Albert Wollson, died in 1956.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 19 Jan 1870

An organization of the Grand Army of the Republic was instituted at Victor last Monday evening, by Col. J. A. Reynolds, commanding O'Rourke Post Number 1. Col. Emerson, Capt. Warfield and Capt. Smith assisted at the organization. The following officers were duly elected and installed:  Capt. H. G. Dickinson, C.; J. H. Peet, S. V. C.; H. C. Boughton, J. V. C.; H. Simonds, A.; W. Haman, G. M. This post is number 115.



From Ontario County Times 11 January 1871

Crook's Post, No. 90, G. A. R. of Bristol Center still lives. At the last regular meeting of this Post, Commander E. W. Burge was reelected P. C. by acclamation. The balloting resulted in the election of:

S. V. C. - Thomas Murray
J. V. C. - T. A. Mitchell
Adjt. - C. O. Ingraham
Q. M. - H. Gardner
O. D. - T. Inpe
O. G. - J. W. Allen
Chap. - R. W. Travis
Surg. - O. M. Brown
S. Maj. - H. A. Hotchkiss
Q. M. S. - C. F. Batcheller
Delegates to the Grand Encampment -
H. Sisson and E. W. Burge



From Ontario County Times 24 April 1878

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
An organization of the soldiers of the rebellion was effected last week, and a new Post of the Grand Army of the Republic mustered in at this place on Monday evening. Col. Prince of Geneva officiated, with the officers of Swift Post of Geneva. Our new post assumes the name of the late Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, who was a native of Phelps. The officers of the new post are:

Commander - J. W. Neighbor
Sen. vice-commander - Will W. Hibbard
Jun. vice-commander - N. B. Briggs
Adjutant - W. J. Reals
Quartermaster - E. D. Copp
Officer of the day - Geo. W. White
Officer of guard - S. C. Hill



From Ontario Gazette 28 May 1880

A Post of the Grand Army of the Republic was organized at the Armory in this village last Friday evening, twenty-three charter members being mustered in by Lester P. Thompson, Commander of Gordon Granger Post of Phelps and Clifton Springs, assisted by comrades from that post and Swift Post of Geneva.  The following officers were elected:

Commander - Frank O. Chamberlain
Senior vice-commander - William H. Adams
Junior vice-commander - Charles H. Paddock
Adjutant - John Raines
Quartermaster - J. S. Bostwick
Officer of the Day - J. G. Hudson
Sergeant Major - Henry C. Beeman
Quartermaster Sergeant - E. H. Frary



From Ontario County Times 26 January 1881

The following officers of the Albert M. Murray Post, G. A. R., of this village were installed at a regular meeting held on Tuesday evening of last week:

P. C. - H. W. Nichols
Senior V. C. - Wm. H. Adams
Junior V. C. - Charles H. Paddock
Surgeon - L. T. Sheldon
Chaplain - L. D. Wood
O. D. - J. C. Farnum
O. G. - J. M. Fox
S. M. - Edward H. Frary
Q. M. - G. H. Warner



From Ontario County Times 14 December 1881

Shortsville, N. Y. - 
At the regular meeting of Post Herendeen, G. A. R., Wednesday evening, Dec. 7th, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:

Com. - L. G. Rafter
Sr. Com. - F. L. Brown
Jr. Com. - C. H. Sheffer
Quartermaster - E. D. Aldrich
Chaplain - (no first name) Carson
Surgeon - L. Hyde
Officer of the day - C. VanBuren
Council of Adm. - L. G. Rafter, F. L. Brown,
James Youngs, James Potter, J. W. Overacre

Delegate - F. L. Brown
Alternate - E. D. Aldrich


 
From Ontario County Journal 17 November 1882

Charles R. Lilly Post, No. 303
- A new Post of the G. A. R. was organized at Cheshire on Thursday evening of last week, named and numbered as above. The officers elected and installed were:

Commander - Thomas C. Townsend
Senior V. Com'r - James Walker
Junior V. Com'r - A. A. Stetson
Adjutant - G. Insse
Q. M. - E. Lilly
Surgeon - R. G. Chamberlain
Chaplain - R. W. Travis
Officer of the Day - J. C. Jones
Officer of the Guard - George Prouty
Sergeant Major - T. Powers
Q. M. Sergeant - A. Jameson



From Ontario County Journal 15 December 1882

At the annual meeting of Albert M. Murray Post G. A. R., of this village, held last Tuesday evening, officers for the ensuing year were elected as follows:

Commander - W. H. Adams
Senior Vice-Commander - John Raines
Junior Vice-Commander - J. C. Farnum
Sergeant - Peter Schlick
Quartermaster - A. S. Bostwick
Chaplain - Rev. Samuel E. Eastman
Officer of the Day - G. H. Warner
Officer of the Guard - Patrick McCarthy
Council of Administration - Marion P. Worthy, John Elts, E. H. Frary
Delegates to Department - F. O. Chamberlain, John Stephenson
Alternates - J. Raines, C. H. Paddock



From Ontario County Journal 9 February 1883

The Scott G. A. R. Post of Rushville, was mustered in by L. P. Thompson, Tuesday evening, Jan. 16th. Visiting comrades from Clifton Springs, Canandaigua and Phelps were present. The following officers were installed:

Post Com. - DeRoy J. Harkness
Sen. Vice-Com. - Chas. Stearnes
Adjt. - F. C. Fairchild
Surgeon - W. S. Huie
Quarter Master - Chas. Starke
Officer of the Day - W. N. Reddout
Officer of the Guard - Fred. Ebert
S. Major - F. B. Gage
Quarter Sar. - John Hogan
Guard - A. Wheeler



From Ontario County Journal 21 December 1883

Rushville, N. Y. -
At the annual meeting of Scott Post, G. A. R., of Rushville, held on the 11th inst., the following officers were chosen for the ensuing year:

Commander - D. J. Harkness
Sen. Vice Commander - M. Taylor
Jr. Vice Commander - Charles Stearns
Quartermaster - C. W. Stark
Surgeon - O. L. Babbitt
Officer of the day - John Hogan
Delegates to the State encampment - William Reddout
and Sam Salisbury



From Ontario County Journal 21 December 1883

Shortsville, N. Y. -
At the recent meeting of Herendeen Post, G. A. R., of Shortsville, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:

Commander - F. L. Brown
S. V. C. - C. D. Stephens
J. V. C. - J. W. Overacre
Q. M. - G. C. Platt
Chaplain - J. S. Carson
Surgeon - A. A. Lowe
O. D. - D. C. Payne
O. G. - Ira Dibble
Council of Administration - C. L. Bryant,
 L. B. Hyde, James Potter

Delegate - Ira Dibble
Alternate - C. L. Bryant



From Ontario County Times 9 January 1884

At the annual meeting of the G. A. R. Post of this village, held last evening, officers for the ensuing year were elected as follows:

Commander - John Stephenson
Sr. Vice-Commander - John Raines
Vice-Commander - Charles Paddock
Chaplain - Rev. S. E. Eastman
Officer of the day - J. E. Young
Surgeon - G. H. Warner
Officer of Guard - Henry Squier
Quartermaster - A. S. Bostwick
Quartermaster Sgt. - D. Willys
Adjutant - E. H. Frary
Sgt. Major - Eugene Cooley



The Ontario County Journal 25 January 1884

At a meeting of Sheridan Crandall Post No. 225, G. A. R., of West Bloomfield, held Tuesday evening of last week, the first public installation of officers took place, and there was a large audience present to witness the ceremonies. The following officers were duly installed by Comrade Geo. I. Rose, who acted under special orders from department headquarters:

Commander - E. E. Bond
Sen. Vice Com. - H. B Webb
Jr. Vice Com. - Leonard Burton
Surgeon - Dr. Geo. H. Bennett
Officer of Day - Chas. S. Huntington
Officer of Guard - Oliver Allen
Quartermaster - H. D. Hale
Adjutant - S. B. Hunt
Chaplain - John C. Griffith
Sergeant Major - Wm. Martin
Q. M. Sergeant - E. H. Millington
Delegates to Dept. Encampment - E. M.
Sanford
and Wm. Martin
Alternates - E. A. Chapin and
Geo. I. Rose



From Ontario County Journal 12 December 1884

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -
An the annual election of Sheridan Crandall Post, Department of New York G. A. R., held Saturday evening, the following officers were elected:

Commander - Homer B. Webb
Senior Vice-Commander - Leonard Burton
Junior Vice-Commander - Loren A. Taylor
Surgeon - Dr. Ellis B. Sayre
Officer of the Day - Geo. I. Rose
Officer of the Guard - Lucius B. Holmes
Quartermaster - Henry D. Hale
Chaplain - Erastus A. Chapin
Delegate to Department Encampment -
Gilbert W. Peck
Alternate - Edward H. Millington



From Ontario County Journal 19 December 1884

The following are the recently elected officers of Gordon Granger Post, G. A. R., of Phelps and Clifton Springs:

Commander - J. W. Neighbor
Sr. Vice Com. - Cullen Cobb
Jr. Vice Com. - George Warfield
Quartermaster - E. D. Copp
Chaplain - Joseph Scullen
Surgeon - N. B. Briggs
Officer of the Day - Martin VanDyne
Officer of the Guard - John B. Rubperts
Chief of Ordnance - S. C. Hill
Delegate - R. LeBarre Goodwin
Alternate - A. D. Schutt



From Ontario County Times 27 May 1885

The following members of Albert M. Murray Post, G. A. R., have died within the past year: Capt. TenEyck Munson, Co. F, 126th N. Y.; Charles Aken, Co. E, 28th N. Y.; George Freer, Co. G, 148th Regt.; Charles B. Ellis, Co. L, 8th N. Y. Cavalry; Dennis McCarthy, Co. E., 160th N. Y.; Patrick Mahaney, Co. K, 15th N. Y. Engineers.



From Ontario County Journal 18 December 1885

At the regular meeting of Post Swift, G. A. R. No. 94, at Geneva, the following officers were elected:

Commander - John Dennison
Vice-commanders - W. F. Lane and
M. W. Parsons
Surgeon - M. H. Picot
Chaplain - B. W. Scott
Quartermaster - W. H. Stiegelmaier
Officer of the day - W. A. Robinson
Officer of the guard - J. R. Orman
Adjutant - A. J. Swallow



Albert M. Murray Post, G. A. R., at its annual meeting on Monday evening, elected officers for the ensuing year as follows:

Commander - E. H. Frary
Senior Vice-Comdr - C. H. Paddock
Jr. Vice-Comdr - R. Gibson
Quartermaster - N. R. Martin
Chaplain - Rev. S. E. Eastman
Surgeon - George H. Warner
O. D. - J. C. Farnum
O. G. - H. S. Squires
Delegate to State Encampment -
John Raines
Alternate - John Stevenson



From Ontario County Times 3 February 1886

Naples, N. Y.
- The installation of officers of Bingham Post took place on Saturday evening, January 23, at which the families of the members and a few invited guests were present. It was a pleasant gathering. The officers are as follows:

Com. S. J. Merrill
S. V. - O. R. Linkletter
J. V. - B. F. Hill
Surg. - Benj. Smith
Adjt. - Barber Eldridge
Chap. - W. C. Dutcher
Q. M. - James S. Briggs
O. D. - I. A. Seamans
O. G. - Wm. Long
S. M. - Elijah Wilson
Q. M. S. - John Gams
Delegate - R. T. Porter
Alternate - O. R. Linkletter



From Ontario County Journal 10 December 1886

Rushville, N. Y. - At the annual meeting of Scott Post No. 314, of the G. A. R., the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:

Commander - W. N. Reddoutt
Senior Vice - D. L. Harkness
Junior Vice - John P. Kelley
Quartermaster - John Headley
Surgeon - Wm. S. Huie
Chaplain - Rev. Holland B. Fry
Officer of the Day - John Hogan
Officer of the Guard - George Ford
Adjutant - Lyman Culver
Delegate to State Encampment -
A. J. Warner
Alternate - N. H. Green



From Ontario County Times 15 December 1886

At the annual meeting of Albert M. Murray Post, No. 162, G. A. R., held on Wednesday evening, Dec. 8, officers for the ensuing year were elected as follows:

Commander - E. H. Frary
Sr. vice commander - M. P. Worthy
Jr. vice commander - R. R. Gibson
Chaplain - S. E. Eastman
Surgeon - W. J. Ransom
Officer of day - J. L. Rockwell
Quartermaster - N. R. Martin
Officer of guard - H. S. Squires
Delegate - John Raines
Alternate - John Stevenson



From Ontario County Journal 24 December 1886

Shortsville N. Y. - The following were installed as officers of Herendeen Post No. 107, G. A. R., last Saturday evening, having been elected the week before:

Commander - Ceylon H. Sheffer
Sen. Vice Commander - Israel G. Mason
Jr. Vice Commander - Daniel L. Reed
Sargent - Wm. McCarthy
Chaplain - John W. Overacre
Q. M. - C. Haas
Officer of the Day - D. S. Bronk
Officer of the Guard - A. S. Van Cabb
Delegate to State
Encampment - Oliver S. Titus
Alternate - George K. Smith



From Ontario County Journal 28 January 1887

A public installation and campfire was held by Sheridan Crandall Post, G. A. R., on Friday evening, Jan. 21st, at the town hall in West Bloomfield, when the following officers were duly installed by Comrade L. P. Thompson, of Phelps:

C. - E. A. Chapin
Adjt. - E. H. Millington
S. V. C. - L. A. Taylor
J. V. C. - C. S. Huntington
Surg. - S. B. Sayre
Q. M. - G. I. Rose
O. D. - O. Allen
S. M. - G. W. Peck
Q. M. Sergt - E. F. Worthington



From Ontario County Times 14 December 1887

At the annual election of A. M. Murray Post, G. A. R., of this village, on Thursday last, officers were elected as follows:

Commander - T. C. Parkhurst
Sr. vice-commander - W. J. Ransom
Jr. vice-commander - John H. Etts
Chaplain - Rev. S. E. Eastman
Alternate - Geo. N. Williams
Officer of day - George R. West
Officer of guard - Henry S. Squires
Surgeon - Isaac Clark
Delegate - John Raines
Alternate - Marion P. Worthy
Quartermaster - N. R. Martin
Trustees - E. H. Frary, Chas H.
Paddock, A. E. Cooley

Gordon Granger Post, G. A. R., of Clifton Springs, elected officers last week as follows:

Commander - S. W. Pitts
Sr. vice-commander - G. W. Kingsbury
Jr. vice-commander - C. L. Bigelow
Quartermaster - E. R. Phillips
Surgeon - N. B. Briggs
Chaplain - Joseph Scullen
Officer of day - Martin VanDyne
Officer of guard - R. C. Watertown
Delegate - C. L. Bigelow



From Ontario County Times 21 December 1887

General John B. Murray Post, G. A. R., of Phelps, has elected officers as follows:

Commander - John T. Watkins
Sr. vice-commander - S. S. Partridge
Jr. vice-commander - A. B. Roberts
Adjutant - H. C. Severance
Quartermaster - Wm. H. Hicks
Surgeon - J. C. Brott
Chaplain - W. W. Gates
Officer of day - E. N. Brown
Officer of guard - R. H. Bakeman
Trustees - C. T. Severance, J. T. Watkins
Delegate - J. C. Warner
Alternate - W. W. Gates




From Ontario County Journal 23 December 1887

Victor, N. Y. -  The G. A. R. Post, Victor, held its annual election of officers last Saturday evening, when the following were chosen:

Commander - Albert Lane
Senior Vice Commander - William Maltman
Junior Vice Commander - W. W. Harris
Officer of the Day - Patrick Hayes
Officer of the Guard - H. Quigley
Quartermaster - W. H. Cornford

Shortsville, N. Y. -  Herendeen Post G. A. R., last week elected officers as follows:

Commander - C. Haas
Senior Vice - I. G. Mason
Junior - D. L. Reed
Quartermaster - G. C. Platt
Surgeon - J. S. Carson
Chaplain - J. W. Overacre
Officer of the Day - Ira Dibble
Guard - A. H. Van Cott
Delegate to State Convention -
O. S. Titus
Alternate - James Potter 
Council of Administration -
O. C. Titus, F. L. Brown and
T. D. Brown



From Ontario County Journal 13 January 1888

Rushville, N. Y. - The following is the list of the newly elected officers of Scott Post, No. 319, G. A. R., Rushville:

Commander - L. J. Harkness
S. V. C. - J. P. Kelly
J. V. C. - F. Ebert
Adj't - L. Culver
O. D. - J. Hogan
O. G. - G. B. Parshall
Surgeon - M. F. Warfield
Q. M. - R. Brown
Chap. - Wm. Huie
Q. M. S. - P. Walters
S. M. - G. Ford
O. S. - C. Sterling
Delegate to State Encampment - L. Culver
Alternate - Wm. Huie



From Ontario County Times 15 February 1888

Naples, N. Y. -
Bingham Post of G. A. R. has chosen the following officers: B. Eldridge, commander; O. R. Linkletter, B. F. Hill, vice-commanders; B. Smith, surgeon; S. J. Merrill, chaplain; J. Gaines, quartermaster; I. A. Seamans, adjutant.



From Ontario County Journal 4 January 1889

At the election of officers of Albert M. Murray Post, G. A. R., the old officers were re-elected as follows:

Commander - T. C. Parkhurst
Sr. Vice-Commander - W. J. Ransom
Jr. Vice-Commander - John H. Etts
Chaplain - Rev. S. E. Eastman
Alternate - Geo. N. Williams
Officer of the Day - George R. West
Officer of the Guard - H. S. Squires
Surgeon - Isaac Clark
Delegate to State Encampment - John Raines
Alternate - D. M. Hulse
Quartermaster - N. R. Martin
Trustees - E. H. Frary, Chas. H. Paddock
A. E. Cooley



From Ontario County Journal 17 January 1890

Dr. H. W. Nichols, detailed by the Department Commander, installed the officers of Albert M. Murray Post, G. A. R., Thursday evening, the 9th inst. The officers for the ensuing year are as follows:

Commander - T. C. Parkhurst
Sr. Vice Commander - D. M. Hulse
J. V. C. - Isaac Clark
Adjutant - E. H. Frary
Surgeon - J. B. Voak
Chaplain - S. E. Eastman
L. M. - M. L. Parkhurst
O. D. - G. R. West
O. G. - H. S. Squires
S. M. - A. E. Cooley
Q. M. S. - H. L. Hutchens
Delegate to encampment:
F. O. Chamberlain
Alternate - E. D. Copp
Trustees - A. E. Cooley,
J. B. Voak and E. H. Frary



From Ontario County Journal 16 May 1890

Rushville, N. Y. -
The citizens are assisting the G. A. R. Post in their arrangements for Decoration Day. The following young ladies have been chosen as a committee to arrange the flowers (everybody is invited to bring flowers for the purpose): Misses Mary Blodgett, Nora Dinturff, Minnie and Mabel Wilson, Nellie Jones, Minnie, Lizzie, and Jennie Smith, Maude Lewis, Nellie Pierve, Mabel Twitchell, Hattie Carson, Bertie and Edith Trimble, Jessie Thomas, Stella Barnard, Mary Huie, Adda, Bell and Annie Harkness, Zella and Minnie Taylor, Minnie and Hulda Hunter, Alice Blodgett, Lena Walter, Lena Horton, Frances and Inna White, Rhoda Abbott, Anna Case and Carrie Blodgett. Mr. George Walther was chosen to place the flags upon each soldier's grave in the morning of the 30th.



From Ontario County Journal 12 December 1890

Gordon Granger Post, G. A. R., of Clifton Springs, has elected the following officers:

Commander - Captain G. W. Kingsbury
Senior vice - A. Schutt
Junior vice - George Warfield
Chaplain - Rev. Mr. Fish
Quartermaster - C. H. Smith
Officer of the Guard - S. C. Hill
Delegate to state encampment -
S. W. Pitts
Alternate - N. B. Briggs



From Ontario County Journal 26 December 1890

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
At a special meeting of Gordon Granger Relief Corps, held in Pythian Hall, December 16th, the following officers were duly elected for the ensuing year:

President - Mrs. Sallie E. Kingsbury
Sr.Vice-President - Mrs. Fannie B. Pitts
Jr. Vice-President - Mrs. Mary M. Ruperts
Treasurer - Mrs. Lottie Burgdorf
Secretary - Mrs. Sarah A. VanDyne
Chaplain - Mrs. Julia A. Newlands
Conductor - Miss Cora Reals
Asst. Conductor - Mrs. Alma Mather
Guard - Mrs. Fannie Caton
Asst. Guard - Miss Grace Maynard
Delegate - Mrs. M. J. Wilber
Alternate - Mrs. Alma Mather



From Ontario County Journal 16 December 1892

At the regular meeting of Albert M. Murray Post, No. 162, G. A. R., held at their rooms last Thursday evening, the following named comrades were elected officers for the ensuing year:

S. V. C. - Dan M. Hulse
J. V. C. - W. J. Ransom
Chaplain - Avery Ingraham
Quartermaster - H. E. Townsend
O. D. - Henry Simonds
O. G. - Chas. F. Batchellor
Delegate to state encampment -
Henry Squire
Alternate - H. C. Beeman
Trustees - Comrades Frary,
Cooley
and Nichols



From Ontario County Journal 8 December 1893

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
The annual election of officers of Gordon Granger Post, No. 7, G. A. R., Saturday evening last, resulted as follows:

Commander - C. D. Stevens
Sr. Vice-Commander - C. H. Tracey
Jr. Vice-Commander - W. J. Reals
Chaplain - E. D. Copp
Quartermaster - George Durkee
Surgeon - M. Van Dyne
Officer of the Day - R. C. Waterman
Officer of Guard - H. B. Fleming



From Ontario County Journal 22 December 1893

Albert Murray Post, G. A. R., No. 165, has elected the following officers to be installed on the evening of the second Thursday in January:

Commander - Wm. J. Ransom
Sr. Vice-commander - Avery Ingraham
Jr. Vice-commander - Henry S. Squier
Quartermaster - Henry Simonds
Chaplain - D. S. Willys
Sergeant - E. H. Frary
Officer of Day - C. F. Batchelor
Officer of Guard - G. R. West
Delegate State Encampment - D. M. Hulse
Alternate - H. C. Beeman



From Ontario County Journal 7 December 1894

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
At the annual meeting for the election of officers of Gordon Granger post, No. 7, department of New York, G. A. R., for the ensuing year, the following comrades were chosen:

Commander - E. Darwin Copp
Sr. vice commander - J. A. Porter
Jr. vice commander - Caleb S. Green
Chaplain - R. D. Fish
Quartermaster - George Durkee
Surgeon - Samuel Cooper
Officer of the day - Charles D. Stevens
Officer of the guard - Joshua A. Cox
Delegate - Charles D. Stevens
Alternate - Arthur D. Scutt
Board of Adm. - Edwin R. Phillips, George W.
Kingsbury, Arthur D. Scutt



From Ontario County Journal 14 December 1894

Naples, N. Y. -
At the election of officers of Bingham post, G. A. R., John R. Dixon was again chosen commander.

Sr. vice-commander - James S. Briggs
Jr. vice-commander - John Jordan
Quartermaster - John Gams
Sergeant - John Peck
Officer of the day - Charles Benjamin
Officer of the guard - John Peck
Chaplain - S. J. Merrill
Delegate - Charles Benjamin
Alternate - I. A. Seamans
Relief committee - John Jordan, James
Briggs, J. Z. Sabin

Shortsville, N. Y. - Herendeen Post, No. 107, G. A. R., on Tuesday evening of last week elected the following officers for the ensuing year:

Commander and Sr.
Vice commander - Charles L. Van Buren
Jr. vice commander - William McCarthy
Surgeon - E. P. Babcock
Chaplain - J. W. Overacre
Adjutant - C. H. Sheffer
Quartermaster - I. G. Mason
Officer of the day - Ira Dibble
Officer of the guard - P. Heffron
Delegate to state encampment - C. M. Cisco
Alternate - E. P. Babcock
Council of Adm. - C. Haas, J. W. Overacre
and C. M. Cisco



From Ontario County Journal 11 January 1895

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -
At the regular meeting of Sheridan Crandall Post 225, G. A. R., held Saturday , January 5, the following officers were installed by past Commander Webb:

Com. - G. W. Peck
S. V. - H. D. Hale
J. V. - C. E. Taylor
Chap. - G. D. Fox
Surg. - E. B. Sayre
Q. M. - G. J. Rose
O. D. - O. Allen
Adj't - E. A. Chapin
S. M. - George Webb
Q. M. S. - J. Claflin
Alternate - John Barrett



From Ontario County Journal 18 January 1895

Naples, N. Y. -
Saturday  evening was the Brigham post and Women's Relief corps good time. The officers elect for both organizations were installed by past commander I. A. Seamans, and the remainder of the evening was given up to the enjoyment of a fine spread furnished by the ladies of the corps. Several outsiders were favored with invitations. The Relief Corps is officered as follows:

President - Mrs. I. A. Seamans
Senior vice - Mrs. Emily Powers
Junior vice - Lizzie Alcott
Sec. - Mrs. A. Freyer
Treasurer - Mrs. W. L. Richardson
Chaplain - Mrs. Emma Maroy
Conductor - Mrs. M. F. Adams
Guard - Miss Kate Dixon



From Geneva Daily Times 11 December 1895

The Swift Post, G. A. R., of Geneva, at their last meeting elected the following officers for the ensuing year:

Commander - B. F. McKinney
Senior vice-commander - Wm. F. Lain
Junior vice-commander - Rush Probasco
Quartermaster - J. H. Hitchcox
Surgeon - M. H. Picot
Chaplain - Rev. Jas. P. Foster
Officer of the day - Robert Smith
Officer of the guard - Wm. E. Haight
Trustee - Thos. Beard
Delegate to state encampment - J. H. Hitchcox




From Ontario County Journal 13 December 1895

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
Herendeen Post have elected the following officers for the ensuing year:

Commander - Charles VanBuren
Vice-commander - Wm. McCarthy
Quartermaster - I. G. Mason
Surgeon - A. S. VanCott
Chaplain - C. Hass
Officer of the day - Ira Dibble
Officer of the guard - C. Knowles
Delegate to encampment - A. S. VanCott
Alternate - John Blansett
Council of administration - J. W. Overacre,
C. M. Sisco, C. Hass



At a meeting of Albert M. Murray post, held December 12, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:

Commander - William H. Raymond
Sr. vice commander - A. Ingraham
Jr. vice commander - Mortimer Sleght
Quartermaster - Fred S. Cooley
Surgeon - Hezekiah Townsend
Chaplain - William Robinson
Officer of the day - Charles F. Batcheller
Officer of the guard - Geo. R. West
Delegate to encampment - Hezekiah Townsend
Alternate - A. E. Cooley
Trustee - 3 years - E. H. Frary
Trustee - 1 year - Wallen Reed



From Ontario County Journal 20 December 1895

Naples, N. Y. -
At a meeting of Bingham post, G. A. R., last Saturday evening, officers for the ensuing year were elected as follows:

Commander - J. S. Briggs
Sr. vice-commander - J. Z. Sabin
Jr. vice-commander - Willard Sheppard
Quartermaster - John Gams
Sergeant - J. Peck
Captain - S. J. Merrill
Officer of the day - Chas. Benjamin
Officer of the guard - Wm. Long
Delegate state encampment - J. A. Legore
Alternate - I. A. Seamans
Relief committee - I. A. Seamans,
J. A. Legore, J. Z. Savin



Phelps, N. Y. - Gen. J. B. Murray post, G. A. R., No. 597, at their regular meeting last week Wednesday evening, elected the following officers for the ensuing year:

Commander - John T. Watkins
Sr. vice commander - Edgar N. Brown
Jr. vice commander - Henry H. Hewett
Quartermaster - M. M. Phillips
Surgeon - Dr. C. Mudge
Chaplain - Rev. M. Shaw
O. D. - Geo. White, Jr.
O. G. - Chas N. Pound
Delegate - C. T. Severance
Alternate - Wm. H. Hicks



From Geneva Daily Times 28 December 1895

Canandaigua, N. Y. -
Ten deaths have occurred in the ranks of A. M. Murray Post, G. A. R., since January, as follows: John J. Loonie, March 12; Thomas Cunningham, March 23; John A. Prosens, April 12; Henry W. Nichols, May 8; Patrick Mahar, May 22; Henry C. Simmons, May 28; Daniel Prue, July 16; Levi Parsons, October 6th; Louis Kaufmann, October 16; Thomas Clements, November 18.



From Ontario County Journal 11 December 1896

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - 
At the meeting of the Gordon Granger Post, G. A. R., held on Saturday evening, Dec. 5, the following officers were duly elected:

Commander - E. D. Copp
Sr. vice-commander - E. P. O'Neill
Jr. vice-commander - G. Warfield
Quartermaster - G. W. Durkee
Surgeon - S. W. Cooper
Chaplain - J. Scullen
Office of day - R. C. Waterman
Officer of guard - Amos Eighmey
Delegate encampment - C. D. Stephens
Alternate - J. D. Coxe



From Geneva Daily Times 7 January 1897

At the last regular meeting of Swift W. R. C., the following officers were installed by Maj. May, Post Commander of Swift Post G. A. R.:

President - Mrs. Armanda J. Frantz
Senior Vice Pres. - Mrs. Van Tassel
Junior Vice Pres. - Mrs. Susie Goodwin
Treasurer - Mrs. Louise C. Genther
Chaplain - Mrs. Dinan Beard
Conductor - Mrs. Ada Sniffen
Guard - Mrs. Emma C. Moore
Secretary - Mrs. Nellie Beard
Asst. Conductor - Mrs. Ella Patterson
Asst. Guard - Mrs. Laura McKinney



From Ontario County Journal 8 January 1897

Cheshire, N. Y. -
At the regular meeting of Charles R. Lilly post 303, G. A. R., of Cheshire, held on Saturday evening last, the comrades installed as officers for the ensuing year were:

Commander - R. G. Chamberlain
S. V. C. - Thomas C. Townsend
J. V. C. - James C. Jones
Adj. - Jesse Parshall
Q. M. - Adolf. Senn
S. M. - Henry VanWie
Q. M. S. - Chas. Parshall
Chap. - Elec Springstead
Serg. - Chas. Daniels
O. D. - B. F. Hendershot
O. G. - Ames Groom




From Ontario County Journal 17 December 1897

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - 
The following officers were elected at a meeting of the Gordon Granger post, No. 7, in the G. A. R. hall:

Commander - C. A. Gillett
Sr. vice-commander - George Warfield
Jr. vice-commander - John Rubert
Quartermaster - George W. Durkee
Chaplain - Joseph Scullen
Officer of the day - R. C. Waterman
Surgeon - H. B. Fleming
Officer of the guard - J. D. Cox
Delegate - E. D. Copp
Alternate - E. P. O'Neill
Council of Adm. - A. D. Schutt,
G. W. Durkee

Naples, N. Y. -
Bingham post, G. A. R., elected new officers last Saturday night as follows:

Commander - Willard Sheppard
Sr. vice-commander - James S. Briggs
Jr. vice-commander - John Dixon
Chaplain - Charles Wheaton
Quartermaster - John Gams

Phelps, N. Y. -
The Gen. John B. Murray post, G. A. R., elected their officers for the ensuing year last Wednesday evening. The following are the officers-elect of the post:

Commander - John T. Watkins
Sr. Vice-commander - Edgar N. Brown
Jr. Vice-commander - George White
Quartermaster - Marcus D. Burke
Surgeon - Dr. Chas. Mudge
Office of the day - Charles N. Pound
Outside guard - James Laney
Delegate - W. H. Hicks
Alternate - S. S. Partridge



From Ontario County Journal 9 December 1898

On Tuesday evening, the G. A. R. elected the following officers:

Commander - Avery Ingraham
Sr. vice-commander - Mortimer Sleight
Jr. vice-commander - Charles Batchelor
Officer of the day - George M. Bailey
Officer of guard - Daniel Dempsey
Quartermaster - Richard McOmber
Chaplain - Allan Reed
Sergeant - Anderson Sims
Delegate - W. H. Raymond
Alternate - Charles Batchelor



From Ontario County Journal 16 December 1898

Naples, N. Y. -
The officers-elect of Bingham post, G. A. R., are nearly the same as before the election:

Commander - Willard Shepard
Senior vice - James S. Briggs
Junior vice - J. Z. Sabin
Q. M. - John Gams
Chaplain - A. Wheaton
Surgeon - John Peck
O. D. - J. R. Dixon
O. G. - William Long
Delegate - John Jordan
Alternate - John A. Legore
Relief committee - John Jordan, J. Z. Sabin,
J. A. Lyon

Theron Wilbur
was mustered in at the last meeting.



From Ontario County Journal 13 January 1899

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
Sheridan Crandall post, 225, G. A. R., will have a public installation of officers at Bradley's hall on Friday evening, Jan. 20. The officers to be installed are:

Com. - Frank Barks
S. V. - Harry Howes
J. V. - George Smith
Surgeon - Dr. Sayre
Chaplain - George Fox
Q. M. - Louis Partridge
Office of Day - George Gaines
Officer of Guard - Charles Quick
Delegate - E. A. Chapin
Alternate - G. I. Rose



From Ontario County Journal 8 December 1899

The annual meeting of the Albert M. Murray Post, G. A. R., was held on Tuesday evening, and the following officers were elected:

Commander - C. F. Batchelor
Sr. vice-commander - John Earl
Jr. vice-commander - James L. Rockwell
Chaplain - Peter Conway
Quartermaster - D. F. McOmber
Sergeant - Anderson Simms
Office of guard - John Finn



From Victor Herald 15 December 1899

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
The ladies' auxiliary of Sheridan Crandall Post, G. A. R., organized with 16 members, last Thursday afternoon, at the M. E. church parlors, and the officers elected. Mrs. Ellen G. Farnum acted as instituting and installing officer, aided by the following members of the Canandaigua Auxiliary: Mrs. Raymond, Mrs. Blake, Mrs. Duffy, Mrs. Quick, Mrs. Caton, Mrs. Hutchens, Mrs. McCoy, Mrs. Squires and Mrs. Lines. The following officers were elected and installed:

President - Mrs. L. A. Stevens
1st Vice-Pres. - Mrs. L. T. Partridge
2nd Vice-Pres. - Mrs. S. Mayo
Secretary - Miss A. Kingsbury
Treasurer - Mrs. George Burrill
Conductor - Miss Nellie Emmons
Asst. Conductor - Miss J. H. Deal
Guard - Mrs. F. Barks
Asst. Guard - Miss Quick
Chaplain - Mrs. George Gaines



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