Marriage Notices - page 2



From Geneva Gazette 25 July 1884

MC GOUGH - CAWFIELD


As early as half-past seven o'clock last Wednesday morning, the casual observer noticed large numbers of people, young and old, rich and poor, hastening in one direction, all wearing a look of happy expectancy.  St. Francis de Sales Church was the place, and the marriage of Miss Mary Cawfield (a formerly talented teacher in the Union School and one of the most popular and accomplished young ladies in Geneva) to Mr. Frank McGough, a former Geneva boy, but at present at the head of a lucrative business in Detroit, Mich., the occasion of this commotion.  The ceremony was performed by the Very Rev. Father McManus in an impressive manner, and was celebrated with High Mass.  The music too was superb -- the two solos rendered by Miss Mary Seigfried being especially noticeable.  The newly married and happy couple departed on the twelve o'clock train for their future home in Detroit, amidst the hearty congratulations and sincere wishes for a long and happy life from their many friends in Geneva and elsewhere.



From Geneva Gazette 13 June 1884

WALTON - COVERT


Orange Blossoms -
The marriage last evening, at the residence of the bride's parents on Main street, of Miss Elfredia, only daughter of Dr. and Mrs. N. B. Covert, to E. A. Walton, was a very brilliant affair.  As early as a quarter to seven o'clock gaily and richly dressed ladies and gentlemen began to arrive, and by 7:30 o'clock, when the ceremony was performed, the spacious rooms were filled with as richly dressed and happy a throng as was ever assembled in Geneva.  The floral decorations were especially beautiful and appropriate.  Suspended above the doorway through which the bride and groom would enter the front parlor was a horseshoe of roses.  On the west side of the parlor was an arch of green, and from this was suspended a bell of carnations; under this the bride and groom were married.  The bride was beautifully arrayed, and it was the universal opinion that a happier one never went forth from the portals of the father's house.  The presents were very elegant and far too numerous to mention.  The happy couple left on the 10:05 p.m. train for a short bridal tour.

SHUMAN - SCHERMERHORN

"John Devine Shuman
and Angeline (birth surname ?? )Schermerhorn were married in Geneva at the Methodist Episcopal Church by Rev. D. D. Buck of Penn Yan on August 4, 1859."   Source: John Shuman's widow's pension records, National Archives.

This marriage notice was submitted by Joni Pontius who is seeking information on the parents and ancestry of Angeline.



From Geneva Gazette 24 April 1885

SULLIVAN - ALCOCK


Under the appropriate head will be found formal announcement of the marriage of Prof. Sullivan and Miss Kittie E. Alcock of Geneva.  In the bride will be recognized one of Geneva's fairest daughters -- amiable, and highly accomplished especially in music -- possessing a voice of rare natural excellence which has been improved in power, compass and expression by intelligent cultivation.  The bridegroom is none other than her talented chief instructor of the Cincinnati College of Music, one whom we have hitherto spoken of as developing the richest baritone voice to which we ever listened.  He has used his opportunities and musical powers to good purpose in winning so charming a bride.  The happy couple left on the late train last evening for their Cincinnati home.



From Geneva Gazette 19 June 1885

MOORE - WHITE

Last Friday afternoon at Albany, N. Y. Miss Ruth White was married at Menand's to William J. Moore of Geneva.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. H. Fish, Jr., formerly pastor of the Unitarian church, Troy, of whose choir the bride was a member.  A large number of valuable presents were received.  Mr. and Mrs. Moore will reside in Geneva.  We extend our hearty congratulations and welcome the newly married couple to this village where already Mr. Moore has many friends.



From Geneva Gazette 19 June 1885

OAKS - THOMAS

A brilliant wedding took place at Neenah, Wis., on Tuesday evening of last week, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, the contracting parties being their daughter, Jessie, and William Aldrich Oaks, of Oaks Corners, N. Y.  A large number of friends and relatives witnessed the ceremonies.  The bride wore a lovely costume of white silk and brocaded velvet, with Duchesse lace trimmings.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. E. Chapin in a most impressive manner.  The young couple were the recipients of many elegant and costly gifts.  Mr. and Mrs. Oaks left on the evening train for the east.  After a couple of weeks spent in travel they will be at home to their friends at Oaks Corners, N. Y.  Among the guests from abroad were:  A. Kimberly, Troy, N. Y.; C. F. Dutton and family, Milwaukee; Miss Mary Stansbury, Rochester, N. Y., and Miss Webster, Portland, Me.



From Geneva Gazette 25 September 1885

TILLOTSON - NEWLAND


SMITH - BALCOM

Two young gentlemen from Canandaigua were united in marriage to two young ladies of Clifton Springs last Wednesday.  Mr. Oscar F. Tillotson took unto himself a wife in the person of Miss Eva Newland, and Mr. Moses Smith was united in marriage to Miss Jesse Balcom. Messrs. Tillotson and Smith are well-known and highly-esteemed residents of Canandaigua, and in their good fortune will receive the congratulations of a multitude of friends.



From Geneva Gazette 18 December 1885

GRAY - GOODSON


We take great pleasure in announcing the marriage of Miss Amelia Goodson to Mr. Chas. S. Gray, last Wednesday evening.  The ceremony was performed at the residence of the bride's parents a few miles north of Geneva, the Rev. Dr. Rankine officiating, in the presence of about seventy invited guests.  The newly married couple were the recipients of many elegant and useful presents, and the sincere congratulations of their many relatives and friends.  Mrs. Gray is a niece of our old friend, Thomas Holland. Correct spelling is GREY;  if you have interest, contact D. Michael;



From Geneva Gazette 18 December 1885

WILLIAMS - HUTCHINSON


Mr. John P. Williams
of Gorham, and Miss Eliza Hutchinson of Seneca, were united in marriage last week Thursday evening at the residence of Mr. James Hutchinson, the Rev. A. B. Temple performing the ceremony.  There was a large assemblage of invited guests, relatives and friends of the bride and groom, and the happy couple not only received the sincere congratulations of all present, but also a great many elegant and useful presents.  May they live long and prosper.



From Geneva Gazette 8 January 1886

MOORE - HOGAN


RUSHVILLE -
The marriage of Mr. T. F. Moore, a member of St. Francis de Sales congregation of Geneva, and Miss Mary Hogan of this place, was the all-absorbing topic on the 29th ult.  Many persons of various religious beliefs went to church that morning with a common prayer on their lips and in their hearts.  The event was very solemn and interesting--solemn, for according to the agreement required by their church, nothing save death can dissolve their union; and interesting, because of our pleasant acquaintance with both parties.  The services were more imposing and lengthy than are usual here, and were performed by the Rev. D. W. Kavanaugh.  Miss Susie Hogan presided at the organ. The guests were most hospitably entertained at the home of the bride's parents.  The newly wedded couple received numerous beautiful and useful presents accompanied by the hearty good wishes of their many friends. If the appearance of the contracting parties, the condition of the weather, and the number of old shoes thrown after them are suspicious of happiness, we bespeak a most joyful career for the young couple.



From Geneva Gazette 22 January 1886

KIPP - HENRY

Gorham, N. Y.  -
At the residence of the bride's parents, on the evening of January 6th, occurred the marriage of Miss Luella, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Henry to Edmund Kipp.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. C. M. Bartholomew of Suspension Bridge.  After the marriage the happy couple, the family, and invited guests, of whom there were about one hundred and seventy-five present, sat down to a bountiful collation which was served in excellent style. The bride and groom were the recipients of the sincere congratulations of everyone present, and many valuable presents.



From Geneva Gazette 29 January 1886

BRIGHTMAN - ARMSTRONG


Oaks Corners N. Y. -
One hundred guests assembled at the residence of Mr. John Armstrong last Wednesday evening to witness the marriage of his daughter, Fanny,  to Thomas Brightman of Waterloo.  The ceremony was performed at 6:30 p.m. by the Rev. Dr. Porter of Phelps, after which an elegant and bountiful collation was served.  They were the recipients of many beautiful and costly gifts.  The happy couple left on the 10:10 train for Waterloo which is to be their future home, followed by the sincere and heartfelt congratulations of their many friends.



From Geneva Gazette 26 March 1886

CRANDALL - HUNT


Oaks Corners -
The most pleasant event we have had to record in some time took place last Wednesday night at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. William Hunt, where over sixty guests assembled to witness the marriage of their daughter, Addie, to Myron H. Crandall. Mr. Henry B. Burtis acted as best man, and Miss Franc C. Farwell as bridesmaid.  At 7 o'clock the joyous tones of the wedding march were heard, and shortly after Rev. J. P. Richardson performed the ceremony.  An elegant collation, consisting of the choicest delicacies of the season, was served.  The presents were beautiful and numerous; conspicuous among them was the elegant silver service, consisting of sugar bowl, creamer and spoon holder presented by Messrs. N. Oaks, W. Cooper, H. Burtis and W. Armstrong.  The happy couple left on the late train for a short wedding trip.  As they drove away, they were showered with rice and received the congratulations and best wishes of all present.



From Geneva Gazette 3 September 1886

COULTER - LOWRIE


On Saturday afternoon last occurred the marriage of Miss Emma Lowrie of this village to Dr. Homer Coulter of Peoria, Ill.  The ceremony took place at the residence of Mr. Page on High street, in the presence of a large number of the relatives and intimate friends of the contracting parties.  The Rev. H. M. Morey officiated.  The happy couple received a great many elegant and useful presents and the hearty congratulations of all present.  They departed on the evening train for Niagara Falls from which place they intend to go to Peoria, their future home.  May happiness and success accompany them.



From Geneva Gazette 24 September 1886

FISHER - EASTMAN


On the fair grounds at Lyons last Friday afternoon George Fisher and Miss Mary Eastman, both of the town of Phelps, were married in the presence of 10,000 people.  Gov. Hill kindly appended his signature to the marriage certificate as a witness, but did not follow the example of Roswell P. Flower at Watertown of kissing the bride.  The Governor is a non-kissing bachelor.



From Geneva Gazette 22 October 1886

LANDON - RUSSELL


MARRIED -
At the residence of the bride's mother in Port Gibson, by the Rev. James P. Foster, on the 20th inst., Newell E. Landon, M. D., of Newark, N. Y., and Alice D., youngest daughter of the late L. C. Russell of Port Gibson.  This was an ideal "home wedding."  The rooms were made beautiful and fragrant with flowers and ferns, and were filled with personal friends of the highly esteemed family and the popular groom -- the latter a physician of large and successful practice.  The presents were many and admirably adapted to the needs of the newly wedded couple, including the Jersey cow "Lilly," given to the bride by Ezra Downer, Esq. of Syracuse.  The refreshments, though "home made," were more delectable than any that a public caterer could provide.  Miss Russell has been the excellent Post Mistress of Port Gibson, only of late resigning in anticipation of becoming mistress of her and her husband's awaiting home in Newark, which they will occupy after a trip to New York, Baltimore and Washington.  "Troops of friends" wish them every good thing.



From Geneva Gazette 5 November 1886

JEFFERY - BECKETT


At the residence of Mr. James Townsend, Jr., who resides a few miles west of Geneva, last evening occurred the marriage of Miss Katie Beckett to Mr. D. Elwood Jeffery of Lockport.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Mr. Kellogg.  A great many invited guests, relatives and friends of the bride and groom were present, and the happy couple were the recipients not only of the sincere congratulations of all in attendance but also of many useful and elegant presents.  After the ceremony the guests partook of a sumptuous wedding repast, after which the newly wedded pair departed for this village where they took the train for the west.  Miss Beckett was considered one of the loveliest maidens in this vicinity, and Mr. Jeffery, who is a lawyer of Lockport, is to be congratulated upon capturing so valuable a prize.



From Geneva Gazette 17 December 1886

STEWART - HAYES


Last Sunday evening, at the Presbyterian parsonage in this village, Charles A. Stewart of Geneva and Mrs. Sarah A. Hayes of this village were married by Rev. Dr. France, in the presence of immediate relatives of the bride.  They will commence housekeeping at once in Geneva. Canandaigua Messenger.



From Geneva Gazette 28 January 1887

ROGERS - SHANLEY


Matrimonial -
On Wednesday afternoon last at St. Francis de Sales Church, occurred the marriage of Mr. Mathew J. Rogers and Miss Mary Shanley, both of this village.  The happy couple were the recipients of many elegant presents and the congratulations of their hosts of relatives and friends.  They will reside on Colt street, where the industrious bridegroom had prepared and furnished a most pleasant home for himself and wife.



From Geneva Gazette 27 May 1887

REYNOLDS - BARBER

Matrimonial - On Wednesday evening last at the residence of the bride's parents on Main street occurred the marriage of Roswell T. Reynolds and Miss Margaret Barber.  The Rev. J. W. Van Ingen officiated.  After the ceremony the wedding party sat down to a sumptuous supper.  The happy couple were in receipt of the hearty congratulations of a host of friends, and the best wishes for a long and happy life together.  They will reside at No. 141 Main street, next south of Dr. N. B. Covert's residence, property which Mr. Reynolds recently purchased.



From Geneva Gazette 3 June 1887

FISCHER - WEYBURN


The marriage of Adam E. Fischer of Geneva to Miss Alice M. Weyburn, was celebrated at the home of the bride's parents in Fairville on Wednesday afternoon.  About sixty guests were present from Geneva, Lyons and Newark.  The marriage was unusually pretty.  A bower of wild flowers and evergreens had been ingeniously and attractively built in the yard adjoining the residence and there the marriage was performed by Rev. James J. Van Marter.  There were no bridesmaids and groomsmen.  The marriage supper was served out of doors beneath the trees under a large open tent.  The happy couple took their departure later, and left Newark on an evening train for a tour of New England.  They will make Geneva their home.



From Geneva Gazette 2 September 1887

GILBERT - EASTMAN


The marriage of Milton W. Gilbert, of Geneva, to Miss Carrie P. Eastman, took place at the bride's parents, Junius, on Wednesday evening, and was the social event of the season in that locality.  Over eighty people were present at the marriage.  In honor of the occasion the young lady friends of the bride had beautifully decorated the large parlors of the Eastman family residence with flowers, whose perfume pervaded the whole of the first floor of the house.  Blooming plants and great bouquets were attractively arranged about the main rooms in the residence.  At 7 o'clock the bride and groom descended the stairway and proceeding to the main parlor took their places beneath an immense floral horse shoe, and were married by the Rev. J. M. Scott, of Sodus.  After congratulations had been extended by the guests, the marriage collation was served.  An hour was spent in dancing.  The bride and groom bade farewell to the guests, and left the residence amid a shower of rice.  They were driven to Lyons, and took an evening train for a long tour through New England and Canada.



From Geneva Gazette 28 October 1887

DRAFFEN - LEWIS


The wedding of Miss Margaret Lewis of Clifton Springs and Mr. Richard Draffen of Seneca Falls is announced to take place on November 16th.  The ceremony will be performed in the Methodist Church, and six bridesmaids, six groomsmen and two ushers are to assist.



From Geneva Gazette 18 November 1887

LEVEY - SLATTERY

HYMENIAL -
The marriage of Mr. John Levey and Miss Lizzie Slattery of this village was solemnized in St. Francis de Sales Church, on Wednesday last, the Rev. Father McManus officiating.  The church was well filled with relatives and friends of the bride and groom, who listened intently to the interesting ceremony which joined together in the bonds of holy matrimony one of Geneva's loveliest young ladies and a gentleman whose popularity and ability are unquestioned.  A reception was held at the residence of the bride's parents after the ceremony, at which was served most delectable refreshments.  The happy couple were the recipients of many elegant and costly presents, among which was an upright grand piano, the gift of the groom.  They left on the Lehigh Valley train at 8 o'clock for New York for a short wedding tour.



From Geneva Gazette 18 November 1887

SEELYE - SEELYE


The marriage of Mr. George H. Seelye, of Geneva, to Mrs. Evelyn Coleman Seelye, of Sandy Hill, N. Y., took place on Wednesday last at the residence of the bride's parents.  Immediately after the ceremony the happy couple left for the west on a bridal tour, after which they will return to Geneva which place they will make their future home.



Geneva Gazette 25 November 1887

RUSSELL - SHERMAN


There was a quiet wedding at the residence of Peter D. Kellogg in South Bloomfield, Nov. 19th, and, because of an interesting romance that is attached to it, the affair caused unusual discussion.

Twenty-six years ago John W. Russell was the son of the wealthiest farmer in this neighborhood.  He was a bright and promising young man.  His father sent him to Columbia College to educate him for a lawyer.  At the same time Helen Sherman, the only daughter of "Uncle" Alonzo Sherman, was the acknowledged belle of the southern part of Ontario County.  Her beauty, that of the blonde type, was a common remark and she had many admirers.  For years Helen and John had been friends and the friendship ripened into love, and in 1861 when John was home on his first vacation from college, they became engaged to be married.

Russell returned to his studies in 1861, when the war fever was at it height, and one evening at a war meeting he enlisted in the army.  He wrote long letters to his parents and fiancee and started for the front.  In December, 1862, Russell was captured by the confederates and lodged in Andersonville prison, where he was confined for seven months, and upon being released was attacked with brain fever.  For eight months he was an inmate of a Union hospital at the South and he made a narrow escape from death.

While Russell was in prison his father died, and his estate having been found insolvent, his mother went to live with her brother in Philadelphia.  Russell had not been heard from in many months, and he was mourned for at his home as dead.  Helen's father was killed in an explosion on his farm at about the same time, and with her mother removed to Youngstown, O., where the mother and daughter lived alone on their very slender income.

When Russell was discharged from the hospital in 1864 he had heard no news from South Bloomfield in a year and a half.  He wrote home from Baltimore and getting no reply he went to New York, and getting some money from his old college friends, he started for Chicago, where he obtained work as a bookkeeper and later went into the grain business.  A fortune of over $35,000 was made in a few years, and he removed to Portland, Ore., to engage in the lumber business, where he amassed a fortune of over $300,000 before he was thirty-eight years old.
  .
During a visit to Chicago last June, Russell happened to pick up in a hotel one day an old copy of an Ontario County newspaper.  It contained a local from his old home, South Bloomfield.  He came upon a professional card announcing that Miss Helen Sherman was a teacher of instrumental music at South Bloomfield.  Russell started at once for his old home and called upon Helen Sherman who was overcome with emotion when he made himself known. Russell told of his love and in a few days they were again engaged.



From Geneva Gazette 23 December 1887

OTTLEY - VAN GELDER

Last week at Seneca Castle, at the residence of the bride's parents, occurred the marriage of Miss Bertha Van Gelder and Albert Ottley, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. H. H. Kellogg, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Hughson.  The happy couple were the recipients of many elegant and costly presents and the congratulations of their hosts of relatives and friends.  They are spending their honeymoon in the east.



From Geneva Gazette 30 December 1887

COON - CARSON


The wedding of Miss Mattie Carson of Stanley and John H. Coon of Gorham took place at the bride's parents Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock.  Mr. and Mrs. James A. Pulver acted as bridesmaid and groomsman.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. B. Temple.  A large number of useful and valuable presents were received; choice silver and glassware, beautiful toilet ornaments and fine linen were among the many articles, all of which are worthy of special mention.  After a bountiful wedding dinner had been served the newly married couple were taken by sleigh to Stanley, where they boarded the 7:35 train for the east and will visit the principal cities.  To the young couple just launching their bark on the sea of matrimonial life we bespeak a long and happy career, full of the joys and pleasures which all true hearts deserve.



From Geneva Gazette 24 February 1888

CRAIGHEAD - BROOKS


BARNUM - BROOKS

Phelps NY -
A very interesting social event took place at the Presbyterian Church in this village last Tuesday, it being the double wedding of Mr. John Craighead to Miss Susie H. Brooks, and Mr. William T. Barnum to Miss Viva M. Brooks.  The marriage ceremony was at 2:30 p.m. performed by Rev. C. D. Brooks, the father of the two brides, assisted by Rev. J. P. Richardson of Candor, N. Y., and Rev. Dr. Porter their pastor.  The brides were dressed alike in white-faille francaise silks and tulle veils.  Mr. George H. Wiltsie, of Pittsford; Fred Bronson of Geneva; Dr. Hazlett, and Nathan Oaks, Jr., of Phelps; acted as ushers.  Mr. Craighead, who was formerly from Rochester, is now with Ditson & Co., of Boston, Mass.  Mr. Barnum is from New Haven, Conn., with E. B. Sheldon & Co.  A reception was held at the residence West Main Street from 3 to 4 o'clock, at which only relatives and a few immediate friends were present.  There were a large number of guests from abroad.  The presents were numerous and very handsome and valuable.  Mr. and Mrs. Craighead left at 7 p.m. for a short western trip.  Mr. and Mrs. Barnum left at 5:45 p.m. for an extended eastern trip and will locate at New Haven about March 1st.  The best wishes of the many friends accompany them all.



From Geneva Gazette 9 March 1888

HELMER - FROST


Phelps -
A very great event took place at the Baptist parsonage on Tuesday, Feb. 2d, it being the marriage of Mr. Arthur Helmer, a highly respected young man of this place and Miss Emma Frost, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Post, a young lady highly esteemed and beloved by all.  Congratulations.



From Geneva Gazette 18 May 1888

WHITAKER - PORTER


A Brilliant Wedding -
The marriage of Mr. William H. Whitaker of Cleveland, Ohio, and Miss Jessie, only daughter of the Rev. Dr. Porter of Phelps, took place in the Presbyterian Church in that village (Phelps) last Wednesday afternoon.  The church was filled with invited guests and friends of the contracting parties, and the ceremony which was performed by the father and elder brother of the bride was very interesting and impressive.  At the close of the exercise the invited guests accompanied the happy couple to the home of Dr. Porter, where they partook of a bountiful supply of refreshments.  The newly married pair left at 7 o'clock for Washington, D. C., from which place they expect to go to their home in Cleveland, Ohio, the latter part of next week.



From Geneva Gazette 1 June 1888

WRIGHT - LE ROY


Invitations have been issued for the wedding of Miss Flora Le Roy and George Wright of Geneva, to take place at the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Le Roy of Phelps, next Wednesday evening.



From Geneva Gazette 17 August 1888

MAHONEY - TUFFEY


On Monday last John Mahoney of Lyons and Miss Kate Tuffey of this village were united in marriage, the ceremony being performed at St. Francis de Sales Church by the Rev. Father McManus.



From Geneva Gazette 28 Sep 1888

STUBBS - WALTHART


Matrimonial -
The marriage of Mr. George Stubbs and Miss Lydia Walthart took place yesterday afternoon at St. Peter's Church, the Rev. Dr. Rankine officiating.  The bride wore a cream white cashmere and white lace dress with a large corsage bouquet of cream white roses.  Preceded by the ushers the bride at the appointed hour entered the church leaning upon the arm of her brother.  At the altar they were met by the groom to whom she gave her hand and together they walked to the chancel rail where Dr. Rankine was in waiting.  The bride was given away by her brother.  Messrs. Lemuel B. King, W. S. Husted, Howard A. Reynolds and Charles Ogden were the ushers.

After the ceremony the happy couple accompanied by immediate relatives proceeded to the residence of the groom's parents where a beautiful collation was served.  Mr. and Mrs. Stubbs were the recipients of the hearty congratulations of their host of friends, besides many elegant and useful presents.  They were sensibly determined to settle right down to housekeeping, and the same evening they took possession of their new home on LaFayette Avenue, next west of his father's residence.  Tonight they give an informal reception to their young friends.



From Geneva Gazette 19 October 1888

AVERY - METCALF


The marriage of Mr. Charles H. Avery, Superintendent of the Brush Electric Light Company in this village, and Miss Minnie Metcalf, occurred at the residence of the bride's parents in Varick last Wednesday evening.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Salsbury.  The happy couple were the recipients of many valuable presents and the sincere congratulations of their hosts of friends.  They returned to Geneva the same evening, and for the present will occupy a suite of rooms at The Kirkwood.



From Geneva Gazette 7 Dec 1888

WHITE - SMITH


The quietest wedding of the season took place in Phelps last Sabbath evening at 6:30.  The happy groom and bride are Mr.  John D. White and Miss Fannie B. Smith, two of Phelps most popular young people.  The ceremony took place on Jay street, which was all in readiness for housekeeping.  Rev. Dr. Porter, of the Presbyterian Church, performed the ceremony.  Only the relatives were present.  A host of friends tender their best wishes.



From Geneva Gazette 4 Jan 1889

HARRIS - FISHER


Matrimonial -
The marriage of Miss Emma, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Fisher of the town of Seneca, and Mr. Stanley Harris of the same town, occurred on Wednesday last at the residence of the bride's parents.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Donald Grant in his usual impressive manner.  About seventy invited guests were present on this interesting occasion, who joined in extending congratulations to the happy couple.  After the ceremony the guests partook of a bountiful wedding collation elegantly served.  The bride and groom were the recipients of many rich and costly presents, evidencing the regard of their numerous relatives and friends.  The occasion was replete with enjoyment, and all were imbued with the conviction that they had commenced the New Year right.  Like sensible people the happy couple down at once to home life, the cares and responsibilities of which they are in every way competent to sustain.  We extend congratulations and wish them a long life of happiness together.



From Geneva Gazette 26 April 1889

CATCHPOLE - McCARTHY

Married - Robert Catchpole and Miss Nellie McCarthy were united in the holy bonds of matrimony Wednesday evening, at 7:30 o'clock, at the North Presbyterian church.  Geo. A. Fitton acted as best man and Miss Myra Glanville as bridesmaid.  Rev. Paul Van Dyke performed the ceremony, after which the happy couple repaired to their new home at Elmwood place to receive the congratulations of a host of friends.

Presents too numerous to mention were showered upon them, the number and costliness of which attest the popularity of the young couple.  Friends at home and from abroad thronged the house during the early evening.  At about 9 o'clock the Hooks, of which Mr. Catchpole is First Asst. Foreman, marched to his house and sat down to a bountiful repast.  The Hooks presented Mr. and Mrs. Catchpole an elegant parlor set.  After disposing of the good things present the happy party dispersed, wishing the young people "God speed" on their life's journey.



From Geneva Gazette 12 July 1889

ROGERS - THORNTON

Matrimonial - Mr. F. A. Rogers
and Miss Carrie Thornton entered into the holy bonds of matrimony at St. Francis de Sales church Wednesday afternoon at 4:30.  The young couple are well known in Geneva, the groom being a popular member of the Folger Corps, and the young bride a daughter of our esteemed townsman, Abraham Thornton.  Rev. J. J. Rogers of Corning, N. Y., a brother of the groom, performed the wedding ceremony.  T. D. Rogers, another brother, acted as best man, and Miss Lillie Thornton, a younger sister of the bride, was maid of honor.  A large number of the friends of both contracting parties were present at the church, the happy witnesses of the joyous event.  After the ceremony that made "two hearts beat as one," the young couple followed by a bevy of friends repaired to the spacious Thornton mansion, the former home of the bride, and there amidst appropriate festivities received congratulations and good wishes till near the time of the departure of the 10:05 train, which Mr. and Mrs. Rogers took for Rochester, there to spend a short honeymoon and to visit friends and relatives.  The presents were many and some of them quite costly.  Upon returning from Rochester the young people will commence housekeeping, having neatly furnished a house on South Exchange street.  We trust that a happy future may be in store for them, and that their life's work may be crowned by a ripe old age.



From Geneva Gazette 12 July 1889

LOUGHNANE - ROGAN

Phil Loughnane
and Miss Sarah Rogan were married at St. Francis de Sales church yesterday afternoon at 4:30.  Very Rev. Father McManus performed the ceremony.  Theo. Gorning was best man and Miss Mary Broderick was bridesmaid.  Mr. Loughnane is a prominent member of Nester Hose Company and was called "the lightning bunker."  Mrs. Loughnane -- (Sarah Rogan, daughter of Patrick Rogan) -- is an estimable young lady, held in high esteem by a large circle of acquaintances.  After the wedding a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents on West Avenue, where a bountiful repast was provided for all callers on the happy twain.  There were so many presents and so appropriate were they that Mr. and Mrs. Loughnane will start housekeeping with more than enough.  Their residence will be on John street, where a home has been provided and furnished.  Success attend them through life.



From Geneva Gazette 4 October 1889

WHITNEY - THATCHER

Wedding Bells - One of the most brilliant events of the season took place in Hopewell, at the residence of Mr. Jesse Thatcher, on Tuesday evening Sept. 24, 1889.  Then occurred the marriage of Edwin McCook Whitney of Seneca and Birdie A. Thatcher.  The spacious house was thronged with guests and beautifully decorated for the festive occasion.  In one corner of the double parlors was arranged a bank of flowers, the brilliant coloring of the many-hued blossoms blended with the soft green foliage; bouquets and designs woven by deft fingers were placed about, and in the center of the rooms was, suspended by white ribbons, a floral bell.
 
Shortly after 7 p.m. the organ sounded under the skillful touch of Miss Libbie Estey to the grand march, and the bridal party entered the parlors.  First came the groomsman and bridesmaid, Mr. Frank Parshall and Miss Julia Estey, then the little maid of honor, Miss Mabel Thatcher, immediately preceding the bridal couple who stopped underneath the floral bell while the Rev. Mr. Shearer of Port Gibson made them husband and wife.  After the ceremony they were seated in front of the bank of flowers with their attendants, making a pleasing picture, while an elegant collation was served which gave evidence of much skill in the culinary art.  After supper the bride and groom received congratulations and the hour flew by on golden wings.  The bride's dress was of white Henrietta cloth, lace bodice and drapery, orange blossoms; white slippers and gloves completed a handsome costume. The bridesmaid wore a costume of cream colored serge with trimmings of satin and white dahlias.  The little maid of honor wore a white dress trimmed with lace and carried a basket of asters.  The groom and groomsman wore dark suits, white ties and gloves.

Late in the evening Mr. and Mrs. Whitney left for a trip west amid a shower of rice and the good wishes of many friends.  The presents were beautiful and too numerous to mention all of them, though they were all deserving of notice.  Among them was a silver tea set from Mr. and Mrs. William Whitney; a large bible and set of silver spoons from Mr. and Mrs. Thatcher; a set of silver knives with pearl handles in satin lined case from Mrs. Edwin McCook; two beautiful oil paintings from Mr. and Mrs. E. Thatcher; silver pie and cake knives, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Galusha; silver castor, Mr. and Mrs. Olin Thatcher; silver pitcher and tray, Miss Mary Whitney; silver cake basket, Mr. Frank Parshall; ten dollar bill, Mr. Hobart Whitney; fruit knives, nut picks, vases, lamp, two handsome rugs, glassware, carving set in satin lined case, silver soup bowl, and many other beautiful and artistic gifts.



From Geneva Gazette 1 November 1889

WELCH - BRODERICK

The marriage of Richard Welch and Miss May Broderick was solemnized in St. Francis de Sales Church last Tuesday afternoon in presence of a large congregation.  A reception and levee was held by the wedded couple by the wedded couple the same evening at the residence of the bride's parents on William street, which was also very largely attended.  The bride was the grateful recipient of a great many beautiful and appropriate presents, showing a kindly remembrance of her many friends.



From Geneva Gazette 15 November 1889

ROGERS - PYNE

Tuesday morning at 7 o'clock at St. Francis De Sales church, Thomas D. Rogers and Miss Sarah Pyne entered into the holy bonds of matrimony.  The ceremony was performed with low mass by Rev. J. J. Rogers of Corning, brother of the groom. A. M. Hennessey acted as best man, and Miss Mary Dwyre as bridesmaid.  The happy couple left on the 9:35 train east where they will spend several days visiting points of interest.



From Geneva Gazette 15 November 1889

MORAN - MURPHY

Edward Moran of Chicago, formerly of Waterloo, and Miss Mary Murphy of Geneva were married at St. Francis De Sales Church, Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock, by Rev. Father Payne.  They took the 11:55 train for Chicago, where they will make their future home.



From Geneva Gazette 15 November 1889

McGRAIN - McCARRICK

John McGrain and Miss Sarah McCarrick were united in the holy bonds of wedlock, at St. Francis De Sales church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.  Rev. Father Payne officiated.  Charles Hennessey was best man, and Miss M. Ella Flynn acted as bridesmaid.  Mr. McGrain has been for a number of years in the employ of T. A. Kane, and in his business capacity and in a social way has won the friendship, esteem and respect of everyone with whom he came in contact.  The bride is an estimable young lady enjoying a large circle of acquaintances, and one who by her amiability and general loveliness of character has endeared herself to all who enjoy her acquaintance.

A host of friends were present at the church to witness the ceremony.  P. Hastings, John Roach, and Geo. White acted as ushers.  The ceremony over, the happy couple repaired to the spacious farm residence of the bride's parents, situated about a mile west of Seneca Castle.  There, every preparation had been made for the entertainment of a large number of guests.  And right royally were they entertained.  Music was provided, and dancing continued into the small hours.  The supper was sumptuous.  Mr. and Mrs. McGrain did not go on a bridal tour, but having a home provided and furnished, at the corner of Exchange and State streets, entered immediately upon the duties of housekeeping.  Their presents were many and costly.  May a happy future be in store for them.



From Geneva Gazette 27 November 1889

CRYSTAL - McDONALD

Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock occurred the marriage of Mr. Wm. Crystal and Miss Mary E. McDonald of West Farmington.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father English.  Mr. E. C. O'Brien of Geneseo acted as best man, and Miss Kate McDonald as bridesmaid.  The happy couple left on the 7:15 train for Toronto, and will be absent some time visiting points of interest.  They will make Geneseo their future home.



From Geneva Gazette 27 November 1889

GLEASON - BRENNAN

At 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon, at St. Francis de Sales church, John Gleason and Miss Kate Brennan were united in marriage.  The ceremony was performed by Very Rev. Monsignor McManus, V. G.  In the evening a large number of relatives and friends of both contracting parties assembled at the residence of the bride's parents on Castle street, and indulged in the merry-making incident to such an event.  The happy young couple were the recipients of many useful and costly presents.  They will enter immediately upon the duties of housekeeping.  May a bright and prosperous future await them.



From Geneva Daily Times 29 September 1897

McGUIGAN - CAHILL

The marriage of Miss Ellen Cahill, daughter of Maurice and Mary Cahill of West Castle street, to Frank McGuigan, occurred at St. Francis De Sales church this morning. Rev. Father McDonald officiated. James McGuigan, brother to the groom, was best man, and Hannah Cahill, sister to the bride, was bridesmaid. After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's parents. The couple will reside on West Castle street. The contracting parties are well known in this city. The groom is employed by the W. & T. Smith Co. as a propagator.



From Geneva Daily Times 11 February 1907

FURR - BURTON


James Furr of Seneca Castle and Miss Lillian May Burton of Lyons were united in marriage Thursday afternoon of last week at two o'clock, at St. Peter's Episcopal church by the rector, Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D. The attendants were William Lentell and Miss Lydia M. Furr. About twenty-five guests were present. After a short trip, Mr. and Mrs. Furr will reside a few miles east of this city on the Stacey farm.

O'MALLEY - PRESTON

Announcement has been made of the marriage of William F. O'Malley to Ella A. Preston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Preston, of No. 11 East North street, which occurred at the Diocesan residence in Rochester, Jan. 23, 1907. Both are prominent in society circles and are now the recipients of many gifts and congratulations. After a brief wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. O'Malley will reside in Geneva.

DONAHUE - LANE

John Donahue and Miss Jennie Lane, both popular young people of this city, were united in marriage Saturday evening at 6 o'clock at the Rectory of St. Francis de Sales church. After a short wedding tour through the east, the couple will reside in this city.



From Geneva Daily Times 12 February 1907

CASE - McKECHNIE

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Miss Elsie McKechnie, daughter of Mrs. Molly McKechnie Lapham of Main street north, was united in marriage on Saturday at New York city, to Marion I. Case, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edson T. Case of Bristol street. Mr. and Mrs. Case will make their home here.

HAVENS - HILL

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Yesterday morning at St. Mary's rectory, Charles Havens, a well-known employee of the Rochester and Eastern, was united in marriage to Miss Mabel Hill. Both are well and favorably known in Canandaigua. The ceremony was performed by Rev. James T. Dougherty.

SCHLANSKEY - BARRON

This morning at eight o'clock Charles Schlanskey and Miss Louise Barron were united in marriage by Rev. E. J. Dwyer, assistant rector at St. Francis de Sales church. The ceremony took place at the rectory. Mr. and Mrs. Schlanskey left for a short trip after which they will reside in this city.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 February 1907

FYNAUT - SKINNER

Phelps, N. Y. - The marriage of Peter Fynaut and Miss Margaret Skinner, both popular young people of this village, was solemnized at St. Francis church at five o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The ceremony was performed by their pastor, Rev. C. F. O'Loughlin. The bride was attended by Mrs. Nora O'Brien and the best man was John Skinner, a brother of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Fynaut left on the evening train for a brief trip and on their return will reside in Phelps. Mr. Fynaut is a New York Central employee, running out of Newark.



From Geneva Daily Times 14 February 1907

MURRAY - CONWAY

Tuesday morning at six o'clock took place the marriage of Mrs. Anna E. Conway and John A. Murray at St. Francis de Sales church. The ceremony was performed by Rev. E. J. Dwyer. Both of the parties are well known in the city. Mr. Murray is chief of the fire department and is employed in T. A. Kane's grocery store. After a short trip, Mr. and Mrs. Murray will reside at No 52 Sherrill street.



From Victor Herald 9 February 1895

LYNAUGH - McMAHON


John Lynaugh and Miss Julia McMahon, both of this town, were united in marriage at the Catholic church in this village on Wednesday afternoon of this week. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Father Donnelly.



From Victor Herald 23 March 1895

PHILLIPS - BOUGHTON

There was a very pleasant gathering of relatives and friends on Wednesday evening, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Boughton. The occasion being the marriage of their daughter Cora to Charles A. Phillips. At six o'clock the bridal party, consisting of the bride and groom accompanied by Miss Gertrude Cooley and Mr. Linus Boughton, took their places before the company and the ceremony was performed by the Rev. Charles Noble Frost. After the ceremony, the guests, seated at dainty little tables, partook of a bountiful marriage feast. The evening was spent quietly and pleasantly in conversation and singing, the guests making their way at intervals to the little front room where the beautiful wedding gifts were displayed. Mr. and Mrs. Phillips brought the enjoyable evening to a close by their departure to take the train which should carry them on their wedding journey. They left the house followed by showers of rice and by innumerable congratulations and good wishes. After their journey Mr. and Mrs. Phillips expect to begin housekeeping as near neighbors to Mr. Nathaniel Phillips, where they will be glad to welcome their many friends.



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