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
The ceremony was performed by the Very Rev. Father McManus in an
manner, and was celebrated with High Mass. The music too was
-- the two solos rendered by Miss Mary Seigfried being especially
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
when the ceremony was performed, the spacious rooms were filled with
as richly dressed and happy a throng as was ever assembled in
The floral decorations were especially beautiful and appropriate.
Suspended above the doorway through which the bride and groom would
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
was beautifully arrayed, and it was the universal opinion that a
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
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
-- 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
of Music, one whom we have hitherto spoken of as developing the richest
baritone voice to which we ever listened. He has used his
and musical powers to good purpose in winning so charming a
The happy couple left on the late train last evening for their
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
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
parties being their daughter, Jessie, and William Aldrich
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
was performed by the Rev. J. E. Chapin in a most impressive
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
and Mr. Moses Smith was united in marriage to Miss
Balcom. Messrs. Tillotson and Smith are well-known and
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
in the presence of a large number of the relatives and intimate friends
of the contracting parties. The Rev. H. M. Morey
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
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
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,
"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.
and Miss Mary Shanley, both of this village. The
happy couple were the recipients of many elegant presents and the
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
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
street, next south of Dr. N. B. Covert's residence, property which Mr.
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
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.
plants and great bouquets were attractively arranged about the main
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
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
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
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
A reception was held at the residence of the bride's parents after the
ceremony, at which was served most delectable refreshments. The
couple were the recipients of many elegant and costly presents, among
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
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
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
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
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
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
Russell returned to his studies in 1861, when the war fever was at
height, and one evening at a war meeting he enlisted in the army.
wrote long letters to his parents and fiancee and started for the
In December, 1862, Russell was captured by the confederates and lodged
Andersonville prison, where he was confined for seven months, and upon
released was attacked with brain fever. For eight months he was
inmate of a Union hospital at the South and he made a narrow escape
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
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
When Russell was discharged from the hospital in 1864 he had heard
news from South Bloomfield in a year and a half. He wrote home
Baltimore and getting no reply he went to New York, and getting some
from his old college friends, he started for Chicago, where he obtained
as a bookkeeper and later went into the grain business. A fortune
over $35,000 was made in a few years, and he removed to Portland, Ore.,
engage in the lumber business, where he amassed a fortune of over
before he was thirty-eight years old.
During a visit to Chicago last June, Russell happened to pick up in
one day an old copy of an Ontario County newspaper. It contained
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
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
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
silver and glassware, beautiful toilet ornaments and fine linen were
among the many articles, all of which are worthy of special
After a bountiful wedding dinner had been served the newly married
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
and happy career, full of the joys and pleasures which all true hearts
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
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
Whitaker of Cleveland, Ohio, and Miss Jessie, only
the Rev. Dr. Porter of Phelps, took place in the Presbyterian
in that village (Phelps) last Wednesday afternoon. The church was
with invited guests and friends of the contracting parties, and the
which was performed by the father and elder brother of the bride was
interesting and impressive. At the close of the exercise the
guests accompanied the happy couple to the home of Dr. Porter, where
partook of a bountiful supply of refreshments. The newly married
left at 7 o'clock for Washington, D. C., from which place they expect
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Donald Grant in his usual impressive manner. About seventy
guests were present on this interesting occasion, who joined in
congratulations to the happy couple. After the ceremony the
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.
occasion was replete with enjoyment, and all were imbued with the
that they had commenced the New Year right. Like sensible people
happy couple down at once to home life, the cares and responsibilities
of which they are in every way competent to sustain. We extend
and wish them a long life of happiness together.
From Geneva Gazette 26 April 1889
CATCHPOLE - McCARTHY
Married - Robert Catchpole and Miss Nellie
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
performed the ceremony, after which the happy couple repaired to their
new home at Elmwood place to receive the congratulations of a host of
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
Miss Lillie Thornton, a younger sister of the bride, was maid of
honor. A large number of the friends of both contracting parties
at the church, the happy witnesses of the joyous event. After the
ceremony that made "two hearts beat as one," the young couple followed
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
Francis de Sales church yesterday afternoon at 4:30. Very Rev.
McManus performed the ceremony. Theo. Gorning was best man and
Mary Broderick was bridesmaid. Mr. Loughnane is a prominent
of Nester Hose Company and was called "the lightning bunker."
Loughnane -- (Sarah Rogan, daughter of Patrick Rogan) -- is an
young lady, held in high esteem by a large circle of
After the wedding a reception was held at the home of the bride's
on West Avenue, where a bountiful repast was provided for all callers
the happy twain. There were so many presents and so appropriate
they that Mr. and Mrs. Loughnane will start housekeeping with more than
Their residence will be on John street, where a home has been provided
furnished. Success attend them through life.
From Geneva Gazette 4 October 1889
WHITNEY - THATCHER
Wedding Bells - One of the most brilliant events of the
took place in Hopewell, at the residence of Mr. Jesse Thatcher, on
evening Sept. 24, 1889. Then occurred the marriage of Edwin
Whitney of Seneca and Birdie A. Thatcher. The
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
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
orange blossoms; white slippers and gloves completed a handsome
costume. The bridesmaid wore a costume of cream colored serge with
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
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.
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
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
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
esteem and respect of everyone with whom he came in contact. The
bride is an estimable young lady enjoying a large circle of
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
ceremony over, the happy couple repaired to the spacious farm residence
of the bride's parents, situated about a mile west of Seneca
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
tour, but having a home provided and furnished, at the corner of
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.
Crystal and Miss Mary E. McDonald of West
ceremony was performed by Rev. Father English. Mr. E. C. O'Brien
of Geneseo acted as best man, and Miss Kate McDonald as
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
From Geneva Gazette 27 November 1889
GLEASON - BRENNAN
At 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon, at St. Francis de Sales
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
served at the home of the bride's parents. The couple will reside on
Castle street. The contracting parties are well known in this city. The
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
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
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
on Saturday at New York city, to Marion I. Case, son of Mr.
Mrs. Edson T. Case of Bristol street. Mr. and Mrs. Case will make their
HAVENS - HILL
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Yesterday morning at St. Mary's rectory,
Charles Havens, a well-known employee of the Rochester and
was united in marriage to Miss Mabel Hill. Both are well and
known in Canandaigua. The ceremony was performed by Rev. James T.
SCHLANSKEY - BARRON
This morning at eight o'clock Charles Schlanskey and Miss
Louise Barron were united in marriage by Rev. E. J. Dwyer,
rector at St. Francis de Sales church. The ceremony took place at the
Mr. and Mrs. Schlanskey left for a short trip after which they will
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
The ceremony was performed by Rev. E. J. Dwyer. Both of the parties are
known in the city. Mr. Murray is chief of the fire department and is
in T. A. Kane's grocery store. After a short trip, Mr. and Mrs. Murray
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
evening, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Boughton. The
being the marriage of their daughter Cora to Charles A.
At six o'clock the bridal party, consisting of the bride and groom
by Miss Gertrude Cooley and Mr. Linus Boughton, took their places
the company and the ceremony was performed by the Rev. Charles Noble
After the ceremony, the guests, seated at dainty little tables, partook
a bountiful marriage feast. The evening was spent quietly and
in conversation and singing, the guests making their way at intervals
the little front room where the beautiful wedding gifts were displayed.
and Mrs. Phillips brought the enjoyable evening to a close by their
to take the train which should carry them on their wedding journey.
left the house followed by showers of rice and by innumerable
and good wishes. After their journey Mr. and Mrs. Phillips expect to
housekeeping as near neighbors to Mr. Nathaniel Phillips, where they
be glad to welcome their many friends.
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