From Ontario County Journal 16 March 1894
HOTCHKISS - WOOD
Naples, N. Y. - The marriage of Adelbert
Hotchkiss of Bristol to Mrs. Ella Wood of this village,
occurred on Tuesday evening in the presence of a houseful of guests.
Rev. N. N. Beers tied the knot. The groom is a brother of our esteemed
townsman, A. F. Hotchkiss, and the bride a daughter of I. W. Wilcox,
Esq., of South Bristol. Their future home will be in Bristol.
DAVIS - WOOD
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - On Wednesday of last week occurred the
marriage of Miss Carrie Wood and Chas. Davis, both of
this place. After a short wedding tour they will reside here. The
parties were both very well-known in this vicinity, and their many
friends wish them a long and happy life.
From Ontario County Journal 23 March 1894
BEAM - JOBSON
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Loren J. Beam, of this place, and Miss
Daisy B. Jobson were married at the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Jobson of Centerfield, last week Thursday evening in
the presence of a large number of friends and relatives. Dr. Townley,
pastor of the Baptist church of Canandaigua, officiated. Miss Irene
Appleton of East Bloomfield was bridesmaid, and Henry Floyd of Reed's
Corners acted as best man. The bride was dressed in a light fawn silk,
trimmed with white point lace, and the bridesmaid wore a dress of light
chocolate silk, trimmed with Irish point lace. A repast was served
after the ceremony. After a western trip, Mr. and Mrs. Beam will take
up their residence on his farm in the eastern part of town.
From Ontario County Journal 30 March 1894
MUNSON - GAUSS
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - At 7 o'clock Wednesday evening, a
quiet home wedding occurred at the residence of A. B. Gauss, it
being the marriage of his only daughter, Lucy, to Harlow
Munson. Only the immediate members of both families were present.
The ceremony was performed by the Rev. M. L. Stimson, pastor of the
Congregational church. The maid of honor was Miss Theda M. Munson,
sister of the groom, and Charles T. Gauss, brother of the bride, acted
as best man. The bride was attired in a cream colored dress trimmed
with white silk and wore cream roses. The bridesmaid wore white silk
and carried pink roses. The presents were many and rich. The house was
handsomely decorated with flowers and potted plants. After the ceremony
a collation was served. The couple took a late train for the west where
they will spend their honeymoon, preparatory to taking up their
permanent place of residence in this village.
SHAY - BENHAM
BENHAM - BABCOCK
Yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock, Robert F. Shay and Miss
Dora Benham were united in marriage at the home of the bride, 100
Main street, Rev. E. B. Gearhart officiating. Immediately following
this ceremony occurred the marriage of Fred L. Benham and Miss
Mary E. Babcock, by Rev. J. H. France. The house was filled with
guests, and when the ceremonies were completed, refreshments were
served. Both brides were recipients of many valuable and substantial
From Ontario County Journal 13 April 1894
LINDNER - COSGROVE
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Miss Susie Cosgrove and Gregory
Lindner were married at St. Agnes church, Rev. P. Lee officiating,
Tuesday afternoon. The young couple left for a western trip on the
flyer. They will reside on Left avenue on their return.
McDONNAL - CREEDON
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The marriage of Miss Maggie
Creedon and Frank McDonnal took place at St. Bridget's
church, Wednesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. The marriage ceremony was
performed by the Rev. Father Donnelly of Victor. Miss Kate Creedon,
sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid, and John McDonnal of Buffalo,
acted as best man. The bride was dressed in a travelling suit of brown,
and the bridesmaid wore a suit of blue. A reception was held at the
bride's home after the ceremony. After an eastern trip, Mr. and Mrs.
McDonnal will reside in South Bloomfield.
WILDER - CAPEL
Naples, N. Y. - David Wilder of Bristol was married to Mrs.
Lydia Capel on Wednesday at 3 p.m., at the home of William
Seamans, a nephew of the bride. Rev. E. G. Piper officiated.
SMITH - WINANTS
Laurence V. Smith and Miss Ida Winants were married at
St. Mary's church Wednesday afternoon, by Rev. Father O'Brien. Both are
popular young people of this village, and have the good wishes of a
multitude of friends.
O'BRIEN - MORRIS
Thomas O'Brien, gateman at the depot yards in this village, and
Miss Catherine Morris were united in marriage Wednesday
afternoon at St. Mary's church, by Rev. Father O'Brien. A reception was
given the relatives and a few intimate friends of the bride and groom
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. A. Niblock, Gorham street. After a
brief wedding tour they will start housekeeping on Gorham street.
From Ontario County Journal 20 April 1894
HORTON - STRONG
Port Gibson, N. Y. - The latest surprise in the matrimonial
line was the marriage, on last Wednesday afternoon, of Miss Marie
Strong, of this place, and Coe S. Horton, of Victor. The
ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. B. Sheerar, at the home of the
bride's sister, Mrs. John H. Schutt. Mr. and Mrs. will go to their new
home in Kentucky with the best wishes of every one in this community.
HITCHCOCK - YOUNG
A. Sherman Hitchcock and Miss Lottie M. Young, both of
this village, were united in marriage last evening at the home of the
bride's uncle, Abner Young, in Gorham, by the Rev. John Niles. After a
short wedding trip, they will make their home on West Avenue, in this
From Geneva Daily Times 6 May 1909
PERRY - HEBBARD
Shortsville, N. Y. - On account of the youth of the couple, there
was surprise in this village to learn of the marriage of Miss Helen
Irene Hebbard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Hebbard, of Main
street, and Irving D. Perry, son of Mrs. Hattie I. Perry,
owner of the Shortsville Enterprise, which was announced Wednesday, May
5th. The ceremony was performed in Auburn Saturday, April 17, by Rev.
W. H. Hubbard.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 May 1909
GOTTS - ESTEY
Horseheads, N. Y. - At a very pretty little home wedding last
Wednesday evening, May 5th, Miss Pearl Estey of Flint, N. Y.,
was united in marriage to Nelson Gotts, at the home of Johnson
Neish on Broad street by Rev. Dewitt R. Stanley of the M. E. Church.
Mr. Gotts is a very popular employee of the Horseheads Cold Storage Co.
Mr. and Mrs. Gotts will reside in a very pretty home on Orchard street.
The best wishes of the whole community are extended to the happy couple.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 May 1909
ANDERSON - CORNELL
Holger Anderson and Mrs. Lena Cornell were married
Saturday evening at six o'clock at the North Presbyterian church manse
by the pastor, Rev. David H. Craver. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs.
Jens Jensen. The bride was gowned in Copenhagen blue silk made
princesse en traine. Her hat was of the same shade. Her going-away gown
was navy blue broadcloth. Following the ceremony a supper was served at
the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Thompson, No. 228
East North street. Only the relatives and intimate friends were
present. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson left on a wedding trip, after which they
will make their home at 66 Madison street.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 May 1909
OSTRANDER - O'CONNELL
Phelps, N. Y. - Miss Agnes O'Connell of this place and Neil
Ostrander of Shortsville were married yesterday afternoon at St.
Mary's church, Canandaigua.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 May 1909
McDONALD - MASLYN
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock,
in St. Felix church, Rev. William Byrne united John B. McDonald of
New York City and Miss Cora S. Maslyn, daughter of Edwin
Maslyn, of this village, in marriage in the presence of many friends
and the immediate families. The bride was attractively gowned in a
traveling dress of old rose and a hat to match, and carried a bouquet
of white carnations. She was attended by Miss Margaret Garney of this
village, a cousin of the bride, who wore a gown of blue and a hat to
match, and carried pink carnations. The groom was attended by John
Maslyn of this village, brother of the bride. Immediately after the
ceremony, a wedding supper was served to relatives at the home of the
bride on Kendall street. The home was decorated for the occasion, the
color scheme being green and white. Mr. and Mrs. McDonald left on an
evening train for New York City, where they will be guests of the
groom's mother, and they will also visit in other eastern places. They
will return to this village, and will be at home to their friends after
June 1st, at the Maslyn home on Kendall street. The groom has a place
with the Sanitarium Company in this village, where he has resided
during the past few months.
MORPHY - MANLEY
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Wednesday morning a quiet
wedding took place in this village when Richard Morphy and Martha
Manley, both of this village, were united in marriage by Rev. V.
A. Sage, pastor of the First Baptist church of this village. Mr. and
Mrs. Morphy will reside at the home of the groom, Board street.
SCHULTZ - MANEY
At 7 o'clock last evening at the rectory of St. Bridget's Catholic
church in Rochester, took place the marriage of Miss Mary Maney, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Maney of this city, to Frederick Schultz of
Rochester. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father Kavanaugh, rector
of the church. The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Sullivan
of Canandaigua. After an extended western trip Mr. and Mrs. Schultz
will be at home after June first at No. 167 North Clinton street,
From Geneva Daily Times 22 May 1909
HOLCOMB - SWARTOUT
Gorham, N. Y. - The marriage of Homer Holcomb and Miss
Nellie Swartout took place Thursday afternoon at 1:15 o'clock at
the Baptist parsonage, the ceremony being performed by Rev. A. H.
Knight. The couple was attended by John Scott and Miss Inez Wood, the
bride being gowned in a suit of gray. The bridal party left on the 3
o'clock western train from Stanley and on their return the bride and
groom will be at home in Gorham. The groom is a member of the meat
market firm of Scott and Holcomb and both himself and bride have many
friends who wish them much success and happiness on life's journey.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 May 1909
BREWER - WEBSTER
Stanley, N. Y. - At the home of Mrs. Mary J. Webster, on
the state road, Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, took place the
marriage of her eldest daughter, Harriet Almeda, to John
M. Brewer of Seneca Castle. The ceremony was performed by Rev. B.
D. Showers, in the presence of about fifty relatives. Carlton and
William Webster, nephews of the bride, acted as ushers, while Miss Lois
Webster, the bride's niece, carried the ring in a silver basket. The
wedding march was played by Mailland B. Sloat, of Mt. Vernon, N. Y.,
uncle of the bride. The bride was attired in a handsome gown of
messaline silk. After the ceremony, congratulations were received and a
course dinner was served by a caterer from Seneca Falls. Mr. and Mrs.
Brewer left for Chicago and other points in the West, on the 7:25 train
from Geneva. After their return, they will be at home to their friends
in their new home at Seneca Castle. The out-of-town guests were Mr. and
Mrs. M. B. Sloat of Mt. Vernon, N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Louis C. Greenleaf
and Mrs. Raymond Casler and daughter, Edna, of Watertown; Mrs. Byron H.
Elwood of Syracuse; Mr. and Mrs. Horace Greenleaf, Mr. and Mrs. John
Greenleaf and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Wilber of Rochester; Mr. and Mrs. Otto
White and Miss Frances White of Branchport; Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Dixon
and family of Halls Corners.
BOLIN - BEALES
Thomas J. Bolin and Miss Edith M. Beales, oldest
daughter of Mrs. Martha Beales of 71 Cherry street, were quietly
married yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock at St. Francis DeSales
rectory. The ceremony was performed by Rev. William McPadden, assistant
rector. The couple were attended by Miss Maude W. Beales, sister of the
bride, and Henry F. Bolin, brother of the groom. After an eastern trip
Mr. and Mrs. Bolin will reside at 62 John street.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 June 1909
SHOFELT - HOLLENBECK
Phelps, N. Y. - A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Hollenback today at noon when their
daughter, Lotta Isabelle, was united in marriage to Charles
E. Shofelt of Newark, Rev. E. Brookins of Newark performing the
ceremony. The bridal party entered the parlor to the strains of the
Lohengrin wedding march played by Miss Carrie Adams of Canandaigua.
Miss Bessie Adams sang "O Promise Me," both being cousins of the bride.
The bride was becomingly attired in a white silk gown, trimmed with
embroidered net and carried a bouquet of white sweet peas. The
bridesmaid, Miss Mabel Hollenback, sister of the bride, wore white mull
and carried white carnations. The best man was Ray C. Hollenback of
Albion. After the ceremony, a bountiful dinner was served by Caterer
Cordes of Newark. Mr. and Mrs. Shofelt left for a short wedding trip
and on their return will make their home at Newark. The bride and groom
received many beautiful and useful gifts.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 June 1909
COOK - McKINNEY
Phelps, N. Y. - A pretty June wedding took place this afternoon
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Corlias McKinney on William
street, when their only daughter, Miss Grace Elizabeth, was
united in marriage to Walter J. Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.
W. Cook of Geneva. Pink and white roses, carnations, smilax and potted
plants formed pretty decorations in all the rooms and in the parlor
where the ceremony took place, a nuptial bower had been formed in pink
and white, backed with ferns and palms. Rev. C. C. MacLean, pastor of
the First Presbyterian church, performed the ceremony using the ring
service. The bride was charmingly gowned in white net, trimmed with
silk soutache braiding and she carried a shower bouquet of bride's
roses. Miss Grace Parmalee, the matron of honor and only attendant,
wore white batiste with valenciennes trimmings. Miss Laura Cook of
Geneva, a sister of the groom, presided at the piano. About fifty
guests were entertained at luncheon, twelve of whom were seated at the
bride's table, which was prettily decorated in pink and white, smilax
and lighted candelabras. Mr. and Mrs. Cook will make their home at
Geneva where Mr. Cook is engaged in business.
CARPENTER - LACH
Budd J. Carpenter, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Carpenter, and Miss
Elizabeth Lach, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Lach, were quietly
married Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock at the parsonage of the German
Evangelical church. Rev. G. Ott, pastor, performed the ceremony. The
young people were attended by Miss Martha Lach and Mr. Ott, son of the
pastor. The bride wore a gray traveling suit and a hat to match. They
left immediately after the ceremony on a trip, after which they will
make their home at 246 William street.
From Victor Herald 9 May 1902
TURNER - O'NEIL
Miss Margaret O'Neil and Emmet Turner were united in
marriage at the home of M. O'Neil of this town on Wednesday afternoon,
May 7th, at three o'clock. Rev. J. J. Donnelly of St. Patrick's church
performed the ceremony. The bride was prettily attired in light drab
broadcloth, trimmed with pink and white brocaded chiffon. They were
attended by Miss Lillian O'Neil, her sister, and Harry Turner, brother
of the groom. Mr. and Mrs. Turner left on the 4:39 train for an eastern
trip. On their return, they will reside in the southwestern part of the
town, where the groom is a prosperous young farmer. The bride and groom
are both popular young people of Victor, and they have the
congratulations and best wishes of their many friends.
From Victor Herald 4 July 1902
LLOYD - TIFFANY
Miss Harriet B. Tiffany, of Canandaigua, and George Lloyd of
Mendon, were united in marriage last Saturday night, in Rochester, by
Rev. George C. Frost, pastor of Calvary Presbyterian church. Miss
Tiffany is a sister of Mrs. Minnie B. Lusk and is well known in Victor.
From Victor Herald 11 July 1902
BLAZEY - PILCHER
Irving Levi Blazey, of this town, and Miss Lillian Maude
Pilcher, daughter of Mrs. Susannah Pilcher of Ontario Center, were
united in marriage at the home of the bride in that village on
Wednesday afternoon, July 9th. The ceremony occurred at four o'clock in
the east parlor, beautifully decorated with cut flowers, trailing vines
and with festoons of white ribbon. The bride was becomingly gowned in
white crepe de chiene with applique trimming, and carried white bride
roses. She wore a pearl brooch, the gift of the groom. Her maid was her
sister, Mrs. Williams, of Fairport, and the groom was attended by his
brother, Nelson Blazey. At the appointed hour, to the strains of
Mendelssohn's wedding march played by Mrs. Walter Ransley of Rochester,
the bridal party preceded by the little ring bearer, Miss Lettie
Blazey, took their places under the floral arch where they were met by
the Rev. James Neal of Macedon, who with the beautiful Episcopal
service, made them husband and wife. After a dainty luncheon, Mr. and
Mrs. Blazey left on a wedding journey. The bride is well known as a
teacher of high ability, while the groom is one of Victor's most
respected young men. Guests were present from Rochester, Fairport,
Williamson, Wolcott, Geneseo, Alexandria Bay, Moscow and other places.
Those who were present from Victor were Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Hunt,
Miss Mildred Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. Elias Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. B. C.
Marquis, Miss Franc C. Marquis, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Moore, Mr. and Mrs.
C. F. Blazey, C. J. Blazey, Misses Ella and Olive Blazey, J. H. Craft,
Nelson Blazey. Mr. and Mrs. Blazey will be at home at Macedon after
July 20th, Mr. Blazey being employed there.
From Victor Herald 15 August 1902
BONAM - BROWN
Allens Hill, N. Y. - Thursday, August 1, at one o'clock, in the
Methodist church, occurred the marriage of Wallace Bonam, of
Oseola, Penn., and Miss Mae Brown of this place. The bride's
brother and sister, Leon and Grace Brown, were the bridesmaid and
groomsman. Rev. J. S. Brown read the service, using the ring service.
The bride wore white and carried white roses. The bridesmaid wore white
over pink and carried pink carnations. The ushers were four members of
the bride's Sunday School class: George Deal, Robert Patterson, Maurice
Olmstead and Bert Belcher. Miss Caroline Decker played the wedding
march and also rendered a selection through the ceremony. After the
service, the wedding breakfast was served in the League Room, by the
Ladies' Aid Society. At half past three, amid a shower of rice and
sweet peas, the bride and groom left for parts unknown. The coming
winter, they will reside in Pittsburg, Penn.
From Victor Herald 5 September 1902
GILLIS - PADGHAM
The country home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Padgham of Victor was the scene
of a very pleasant event Wednesday evening, it being the occasion of
the marriage of their eldest daughter, Miss Effie Mae Padgham to
Frederick Dean Gillis of Rochester. The parlors were
beautifully decorated with ferns and cut flowers, an altar of palms and
ferns being built in the east room, before which the bride and groom
took their stand during the ceremony. The bride was gowned in white
chiffon, en train, trimmed with valenciennes and white taffeta, and
carried bride roses. Her going away gown was of castor broadcloth. They
were unattended and the ceremony was witnessed only by their immediate
relatives. The ceremony occurred at five o'clock, and was performed by
the pastor of the First Presbyterian church, of Victor, Rev. Frank W.
Hill, after which the wedding dinner was served. Mr. and Mrs. Gillis
departed on the 8:02 train on an extended bridal tour in the East, and
upon their return will make their future home in Rochester, where Mr.
Gillis is engaged in business.
KEATING - TOBIN
A very pretty wedding occurred in St. Patrick's church in this
village, Monday morning, at 8:30 o'clock, when Miss Hannah Tobin was
united in marriage to William F. Keating. The ceremony was
performed by Rev. John J. Donnelly, pastor of the church. The bride was
attended by her sister, Miss Julia Tobin, and Fred B. Keating, brother
of the groom, officiated as best man. Peter Tobin of Rochester, brother
of the bride, and John Brady acted as ushers. During the ceremony, the
choir of the church, assisted by Daniel Hall of Rochester, and Edward
Ryan of Mertensia, rendered several especially pleasing vocal
selections. The bride was becomingly attired in a gown of cream
albatross trimmed with applique, and carried a white prayer book. The
bridesmaid's dress was of white mercerized mull, and she carried pink
sweet peas. The bride and bridesmaid both wore large white hats. After
the wedding ceremony, the bridal party repaired to the home of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Tobin, on Church street, where a
dainty wedding breakfast was served to the immediate relatives of the
contracting parties. The presents were numerous and beautiful and
testified in what high esteem the recipients are held by their many
friends. The happy couple are among the most popular of Victor's young
people, and are prominently connected with both church and social
circles. Mr. and Mrs. Keating left on the noon train for a ten days'
trip to Baltimore and Washington. They will reside in this village,
where the groom holds a responsible position in the office of Loomis
WEST - WOOD
The marriage of Miss Verna E. Wood, daughter of Richard C.
Wood, who resides on what is known as the Benson farm near Fishers, to John
B. West of Keeneyville, Pa., occurred at the home of the bride's
parents, on Wednesday, September 3rd. The Rev. George H. Ball,
president of Keuka College, Keuka Park, N. Y., performed the ceremony.
The bride is a graduate of Keuka College and one of the most estimable
young ladies of this town. Many friends will extend congratulations.
From Victor Herald 26 September 1902
PROVOST - CONOVER
A very pretty wedding occurred Tuesday afternoon at half past
three o'clock, at the beautiful country home of Mr. and Mrs. John Conover,
when their oldest daughter, Mabel, was united in marriage to Roy
G. Provost of Syracuse. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Frank
W. Hill, of the First Presbyterian church, of this village, in the
presence of only the relatives and immediate friends of the contracting
parties. The house was handsomely decorated with flowers, palms, ferns
and other autumn effects. The bride was gowned in white silk, and
carried pink and white carnations. The bride and groom were unattended.
Immediately after the ceremony, a wedding supper was served in the
dining room, after which Mr. and Mrs. Provost departed on a short
wedding trip to New York and other eastern points. The out-of-town
guests were Mr. and Mrs. George Provost of Richmond Mills; Fred Provost
of Buffalo; Mr. and Mrs. George Adams and daughter, Nellie, of
Canandaigua, and Miss Leonora Estes of Syracuse.
From Victor Herald 5 December 1902
SMITH - FISK
One of the prettiest of the early winter weddings occurred at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Fisk, of Ionia, Wednesday afternoon
at 2 o'clock, when their eldest daughter, Allie Elizabeth was
united in marriage to Sheldon Smith of Mendon Center, in the
presence of about one hundred guests. The ceremony was performed by
Rev. A. S. Croft of Syracuse, N. Y., who was formerly the bride's
pastor. The bride was prettily gowned in cream lansdowne with applique,
and carried white carnations. The going away gown was blue ladies'
cloth. The ushers were Miss Emma Fisk, sister of the bride, and Miss
Marie Bloodgood of Ionia. Guests were present from Rochester, Rush,
Canandaigua, Honeoye Falls, Mendon, West Bloomfield, Mendon Center and
Ionia. After a brief wedding tour, Mr. and Mrs. Smith will make their
home in Mendon Center.
From Ontario County Journal 7 May 1909
BOARDMAN - JONES
Rushville, N. Y. - In the presence of only a few invited
guests, Miss Bessie Edith Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.
Frank Jones, 258 Mason street, Canandaigua, was united in marriage to William
Cassort Boardman, of this village, at the residence of the bride's
parents, on Saturday afternoon. Rev. J. S. Ebersole, pastor of the
Baptist church of Canandaigua, heard the marriage vows. The couple were
unattended. The bride wore an empress gown of wisteria silk with a
white directoire sash. Her going-away gown was a suit of cinnamon
brown. After the wedding supper, they left for a brief wedding tour to
Buffalo, after which they will return to their home at Rushville.
Out-of-town guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Marcenus Jones, Miss Elsie Jones,
Mrs. Melissa Cleveland, Mr. and Mrs. William Groat, of Rochester; Max
Torrey of Geneva; Miss Mildred Phillips of Gorham; Mr. and Mrs. M. R.
Boardman, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Johnson, Mr. and
Mrs. William Holbrook, Miss Effa Fisher of Rushville.
From Ontario County Journal 21 May 1909
HINCKLEY - HURD
Batavia Daily News, May 6 - Oscar Bell Hinckley, a Canandaigua
business man, and Miss Minnie Belle Hurd, a former teacher in
the Batavia public schools and a graduate of the Fredonia Normal
School, were married last evening by the Rev. William M. Gardner, at
the home of Mrs. Theodore Hurd, of No. 157 Bank street, the mother of
the bride. Promptly at the appointed hour, the wedding party marched
into the parlor, which had been beautifully decorated for the occasion,
to the strains of Lohengrin wedding march, played by Miss Jennie R.
Showerman of Buffalo, a friend and former teacher of the bride. The
contracting parties were attended by Miss Unada Belle Hinckley of
Canandaigua, daughter of the groom, and Miss Gertrude H. Torrey of
Batavia, niece of the bride, both of whom acted as flower girls. Miss
Mae Bell Torrey, of Batavia, also a niece of the bride, was the maid of
honor. During the ceremony, the bride, who was attired in cream crepe
elite, carried white roses and pink carnations. The maid of honor was
dressed in white batiste and carried pink roses. The flower girls wore
white Persian lawn and carried both pink and white carnations,
emblematic of their relation to the bride and groom. The bride's gift
to the maid of honor was a gold bracelet, and to the flower girls, gold
Decorations in the parlor, which were unusually elaborate, consisted of
a large wedding bell of green, beneath which the couple stood during
the ceremony. A white dove flying over the bell, carried an envelope in
its bill, emblematic of glad tidings. To the left of the wedding bell
was another beautiful white dove on the roof of a miniature house. Over
this dove a banner was playing, on which were the words: "God Bless Our
Home." Palms, baskets of flowers and vines made up the remainder of the
decorative scheme. Following the ceremony, the bridal party repaired to
the dining room, where the bride's table was laid for 16 guests. Other
tables were arranged throughout the house. After the supper, Mr. and
Mrs. Hinckley left for an eastern trip amid a shower of rice and good
wishes. On their return they will make their home at No. 47 Bristol
street, Canandaigua. The bride was the recipient of many useful and
beautiful presents, consisting of cut glass, hand-painted china, silver
ware and table linen.
Among the out-of-town guest who attended the wedding were Mr. and Mrs.
Elisha Gay, of Dale; Mrs. I. C. Logan and Mrs. Louis G. Morgan of
Buffalo; Charles Buckland and daughter, Etta, of South Byron; Mr. and
Mrs. Howard Bell, Mrs. Jane Stanton and Mr. and Mrs. George H. Torrey
of Stafford; Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Scott of Elba.
THOMAS - LEDGERWOOD
Rushville, N. Y. - Miss Lela M. Ledgerwood, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Adam Ledgerwood, and Burnett Thomas, both of this place,
were united in marriage by Rev. Edward Jarvis, pastor of the Methodist
church at Gorham, on Saturday evening. The ceremony took place at
Gorham. They will remain at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Thomas, for the coming summer.
From Ontario County Journal 28 May 1909
BREEN - CONNELL
At St. Mary's church at five o'clock on Monday afternoon took place the
marriage of Maurice Breen and Miss Nettie E. Connell. The
ceremony was performed by Rev. James T. Dougherty, and the couple were
attended by Michael Breen and Miss Mollie Breen, both of this village.
Miss Clara Mahoney played the wedding march. Following the ceremony, a
reception was held at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Patrick Connell, Saltonstall street, which was attended by about 35
relatives of the bride and groom. Rev. James T. Dougherty and Rev. J.
E. Masseth were among the guests. Those from out-of-town included Mr.
and Mrs. Bernard McGregan of Willard; Mr. and Mrs. George Madden of
Clifton Springs; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Smith of Seneca Falls; and Patrick
Hamilton of Littleville. Following a wedding journey to New York City,
Mr. and Mrs. Breen will reside at 76 Saltonstall street. Mr. Breen is
connected with Murray Bros. stores, his bride has for some years been
saleslady in C. S. Parmele's store and both have numerous friends who
extend sincere congratulations.
From Ontario County Journal 11 June 1909
COUGEVAN - LAW
At St. Mary's church on Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock took place the
marriage of Joseph P. Cougevan, a member of the Canandaigua
police force, and Miss Katherine Law. The ceremony was
performed by Rev. James T. Dougherty, and James Cougevan and Miss Clara
Law attended the couple. During the ceremony Master William Tuohey
sang, "O, Promise Me." The bride's gown was white batiste, trimmed with
Irish point and Cluny lace. She carried a shower bouquet of bride roses
and lilies of the valley. Following the ceremony a reception was held
at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Mary Law, West avenue, which
was attended by 50 relatives and friends of the couple. After a short
wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Cougevan will reside with the bride's mother.
Guests from out-of-town included Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Cougevan, James
and Frank Cougevan, Miss Helen Reed of Penn Yan; John Law of Rochester,
Miss Margaret Gibbs of Buffalo, and Mr. and Mrs. James Wickes of
From Ontario County Journal 18 June 1909
LEDGERWOOD - OSBURN
Gorham, N. Y. - At 1 o'clock at the Baptist parsonage,
occurred the marriage of Miss Sarah Osburn, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Cassius Osburn, and Guy Ledgerwood, son of Mr. and
Mrs. George Ledgerwood, both of Gorham. The ceremony was performed by
Rev. Andrew Knight, pastor of the Baptist church, the couple being
attended by Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Holcomb. After a brief eastern trip,
they will reside at Gorham, where the groom holds a position in A. M.
PARRISH - CURTIS
Gorham, N. Y. - At 2 o'clock, at the Methodist parsonage, Miss
Maude Curtis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Curtis, was united
in marriage to Floyd Parrish, both of Gorham, the ceremony
being performed by Rev. Mr. Jarvis, pastor of the Methodist church.
Miss May Curtis, sister of the bride, and James Parrish, brother of the
groom, acted as maid and groomsman. Upon their return from a wedding
tour, they will reside in Gorham.
From Ontario County Journal 2 July 1909
QUAYLE - TONES
Bristol, N. Y. - On Monday at the Methodist parsonage in
Bristol Center, took place the marriage of Miss Leta Tones and
Ralph H. Quayle, both of this place. Rev. Charles Hamblin
officiated. The bride wore a dress of amethyst silk, trimmed with white
all-over lace, and carried moss roses. Mr. and Mrs. Quayle started
directly from the parsonage on a brief wedding journey. The wedding day
was the groom's birthday, and the bride's birthday was June 27.
DAVIE - STOKOE
Stanley, N. Y. - The marriage of Miss Theodosia Francis
Stokoe and George Davie took place at the home of the
bride's mother in Seneca on June 23. Rev. A. B. Temple performed the
ceremony. The bride was becomingly attired in white silk batiste and
carried white roses. The house was profusely decorated with daisies and
roses. Covers were laid for 50, only the immediate relatives and
friends being present. A bountiful supper was served. The bride
received many useful and beautiful gifts. Both are well-known young
people and their many friends wish them a long and happy life. They
will begin housekeeping at Mr. Davie's farm, which is the old
homestead. A serenade was given them Monday evening on their return
From Shortsville Enterprise 13 November 1913
BAGNER - PROBER
A pretty wedding was solemnized at the Lutheran church last
week Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, when Miss Wattee Prober became
the bride of John Bagner, recently of Germany. To the strains
of "Lohengrin" bridal chorus, played by Bertha Flierl, the party
entered the church preceded by the pastor, Rev. John Flierl. The best
man was Carl Maier, a nephew of the bride and the bridesmaid was Helen
Lewin, a niece of the bride. The bride was gowned in steel blue
charmeuse and wore a veil caught up with orange blossoms. She carried a
bouquet of white carnations. Mr. and Mrs. Bagner will reside in
From Geneva Daily Times 9 June 1909
STOUT - MARTIN
Charles S. Stout and Miss Minnie M. Martin, both of
this city, were married at the North Presbyterian manse this morning at
8 o'clock by the pastor, Rev. David H. Craver. They were attended by
Miss Marion Raymond and Fred J. Stout, a brother of the groom. After a
brief wedding trip, they will make their home in this city.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 June 1909
BUSHFIELD - JOHNSON
A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the Methodist church yesterday
afternoon at 4 o'clock when Miss Agnes Elvena Johnson became
the bride of Cecil T. Bushfield. There were many friends of
the couple present to witness the ceremony, which was performed by Rev.
J. Wallace Webb, D. D., pastor of the church. The bride wore a white
silk batiste gown, made princesse. She wore a tulle veil and carried
bride roses. Miss Hulda Johnson, sister of the bride, acted as maid of
honor and was gowned in white and carried pink roses. Miss Cassie
Dailey who was the bridesmaid wore blue and carried white roses.
Clarence Wright of Perth Amboy, N. J., acted as best man and Elmer
Hollenbeck and Charles Cooley were the ushers. The wedding march was
rendered by Miss Adelaide Fowle. After a two weeks' trip in the western
part of the state, Mr. and Mrs. Bushfield will reside on High street in
From Ontario County Journal 3 September 1909
AMERMAN - HOLBROOK
FERGUSON - HOLBROOK
Rushville, N. Y. - A double wedding took place at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Holbrook, one-half mile south of this
village, on Saturday evening, when their daughters, Lulu May, became
the bride of Albert Amerman of Syracuse, and Effa Belle was
united in marriage to Conrad Ferguson of Rushville. Only
members of the immediate family witness the ceremony which was
performed by the Rev. Harssy King, pastor of the Methodist church. Mr.
and Mrs. Amerman will make their home in Syracuse where he is in the
employ of the Franklin Automobile Co., and Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson will
reside north of this village.
From Ontario County Journal 1 June 1894
HENRY - OTTLEY
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - The wedding of Frank Henry, of
this place, and Miss Lena Ottley of Castleton, took place at
the home of the bride on Wednesday of last week. Mr. Henry is one of
our finest young men, and his hosts of warm friends wish him a long and
happy life. We learn that he will reside at Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Journal 8 June 1894
BUCKLEY - McCARTHY
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - A pretty wedding ceremony, which was
witnessed by a large number of invited guests, was performed at St.
Bridget's church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the contracting
parties being Patrick F. Buckley of Rochester and Miss
Jessie McCarthy, of East Bloomfield. The Rev. Father Donnelly of
Victor, officiated. Miss Mary Hayes of Pittsford was bridesmaid, and
John Buckley, brother of the groom, acted as best man. The bride was
dressed in steel colored silk, trimmed with lace. The bridesmaid wore a
dark green silk, trimmed with white point lace. Both carried white
roses. The wedding march was played by Miss Julia Peer. A reception was
held at the bride's home after the ceremony. After a Western trip, Mr.
and Mrs. Buckley will reside in Rochester.
DUGAN - MEATH
John W. Dugan of Rochester and Miss Anna Meath, of
this village, were married Wednesday afternoon at St. Mary's church,
Rev. Father English officiating. After a short wedding tour, they will
return to Rochester, where Mr. Dugan is assisting train dispatcher in
the New York Central depot.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 July 1909
OPPER - PINCHOCK
Manchester, N. Y. - The first Hungarian wedding ever solemnized in
this locality took place Thursday in Shortsville, the contracting
parties being John Opper of Manchester and Miss Mary
Pinchock of Auburn, the ceremony being performed by Rev.
TheodoxyCzar, a Greek Catholic priest of Syracuse. The bride was
attended by Miss Nellie Pinchock of Auburn and the best man was Thomas
Proto of Manchester. The bride was attired in a gown of white silk
trimmed with white satin and carried a shower bouquet of lilies of the
valley. A reception was held Thursday night at the groom's house in
Manchester and over 400 guests were present, and all night the Austrian
Orchestra of ten pieces from Auburn furnished sweet music. There were
present guests from Batavia, also from Rochester, Auburn, Syracuse and
Geneva. After a short wedding tour, Mr. and Mrs. Opper will reside in
From Ontario County Chronicle 3 June 1903
LALLY - McCARTHY
Thomas F. Lally of Phelps and Miss Lottie McCarthy of
this village were married in St. Mary's church by the Rev. James T.
Dougherty Monday afternoon. Mr. Lally, a brother of the groom, and Miss
Lynaugh of Victor were the witnesses. After a honeymoon trip Mr. and
Mrs. Lally will reside in Phelps.
From Ontario County Chronicle 10 June 1903
WALKER - SANGSTER
Miss Jean A. Sangster and George Walker were married
at the future home of the bride and groom, 30 Gorham street, on
Wednesday evening at 6 o'clock, the Rev. Arthur Dougall of the
Presbyterian church performing the ceremony. The house decorations were
carried out with green and white, daisies, locust blossoms and ferns.
The bride's gown was of white silk tissue over white taffeta, trimmed
with applique, chiffon and pearls. She carried white carnations. The
bride and groom were attended by Miss Anna Norris and Edson Robinson.
Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served by Mrs. Frederick
Higinbotham of Victor. Mr. and Mrs. Walker are well and favorably known
in Canandaigua and have the best wishes of all.
From Ontario County Chronicle 17 June 1903
NICHOLS - WELLS
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home of
the bride on Pleasant street, Miss Katherine Wells was united
in marriage to Otis Nichols of Rochester. The bride was
attended by her sister, Miss Gertrude Wells. The pastor of the Cornhill
M. E. Church, Rochester, officiated. About 150 guests were present and
after a sumptuous collation, the happy pair left for Albany and east.
From Ontario County Chronicle 1 July 1903
CASE - OTTLEY
Phelps, N. Y. - The marriage of Miss Elizabeth, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. George Ottley, to William Case, took
place at the home of the bride's parents, Wednesday evening. The bride
was tastefully gowned in white and was unattended. They took their
places in front of a bank of ferns, where Rev. L. H. Pearce performed
the ceremony. Immediately after, a supper was served to over forty
guests. Mr. and Mrs. Case were the recipients of many presents, and
left on the evening train for a short wedding trip. Guests were present
from Geneva, Canandaigua, Sodus and Shortsville.
HAYES - McCARTHY
Wednesday afternoon Charles C. Hayes and Miss Anna
McCarthy, two popular young people of this village, were married
in St. Mary's church by the Rev. James T. Dougherty, pastor of the
church. The bride was attended by Miss Elizabeth McConnell and Roy J.
Conyne officiated as best man. John Downs and George Cuppins were
ushers. After a wedding trip west Mr. and Mrs. Hayes will go to
housekeeping at the corner of Bristol and Mason streets.
SHEEHAN - DOYLE
Yesterday morning John Sheehan and Miss Rose Doyle, two
popular and well-known young people of this place, were united in
marriage in St. Mary's church by the Rev. James T. Dougherty. They were
attended by Miss Rose Classey and Patrick Sheehan. The bride is active
in the work of the parish and the groom is a widely known, hustling
young man. The bride is a sister of Mrs. John B. Classey, Fort Hill
avenue, and the groom is a brother of Officers William and Charles
Sheehan. After a wedding trip they will be at home in North Pleasant
From Ontario County Chronicle 23 September 1903
STEVENS - HINDE
Manchester, N. Y. - Erwin W. Stevens, son of Mr. and Mrs.
George Stevens, and Miss Lillian Isabelle Hinde, youngest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hinde of New York, were quietly married
at the parsonage of the Methodist Episcopal Church by the pastor, Rev.
J. Wallace Webb, last Saturday afternoon.
From Ontario County Times 12 April 1876
SMITH - ADAMS
Shortsville has a sensation at last; a sort of an elopement; it
was in high life -- at least part of it was. The facts as
gleaned from current rumors are as follows: Last Friday Will L.
Smith started for Auburn, and Miss Bernetta C. Adams started,
ostensibly, for Union Springs. Night found them at Auburn in the
character of Mr. and Mrs. Will L. Smith. Saturday evening the happy
couple returned to Littleville where they expect to start a home. The
old folks, though somewhat surprised, accept the situation with a good
grace, and all promises to turn out pleasantly for all parties. The
bride and groom have our congratulations and good wishes. May their
troubles be divided and their joys doubled.
From Victor Herald 8 January 1904
ANDREWS - BARKS
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The marriage of Walter Byron
Andrews to Miss Esther M. Barks occurred at St. Peter's
church Thursday evening, December 31st, in the presence of a few
relatives and friends. The Rev. G. C. Rafter, rector of St. Peter's,
officiated. Both are very estimable and popular young people of this
town. The Review and a host of other friends tender heartiest
From Ontario County Times 13 March 1878
HARVEY - MOYATT
Shortsville, N. Y. - The services of our "band" were called into
requisition last Wednesday to celebrate the nuptials of Mr. Henry
Harvey and Miss Josephine Moyatt. They (the band) met
with a cool reception. Such household utensils as were of no importance
were gratuitously distributed among them, and one of their number came
away with his bump of wisdom somewhat enlarged, while another had his
ardor and aspirations dampened with the contents of a wash bowl.
From Geneva Gazette 23 January 1863
McCOOK - WHITNEY
Married - At the First Presbyterian Church in Seneca Castle, Jan.
19th, by the Rev. Dr. Wood of Geneva, Lieut. Col. Edwin McCook, of
the 31st Reg't, Ill. Volunteers, and Miss Rainie F. Whitney of
Seneca Castle, grand-daughter of Col. Joel Whitney. One of the seven
brothers, who was connected with the Union army under Gen. McClellan,
was killed at the battle of Bull Run. Another was murdered by the
rebels after being severely wounded in an engagement in Louisiana. Col.
Ed. McCook captured a flag at Oxford Mills, and was afterwards
presented with an elegant sword by a loyal citizen of Tennessee, as a
reward for his bravery. We congratulate the Colonel and his and his
fair "companion in arms" on this auspicious union. "None but the brave
deserve the fair."
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