From Victor Herald 1 January 1904
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - A very pleasant social gathering was held
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. N. Fisher, December 29th, the
event being the 75th birthday of the father. This gathering was of
special to those concerned as it was the first reunion since 1898 when
their golden wedding was celebrated. The family consists of six
children, thirteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren, and is
remarkable in the fact that there has never been a death in the
original family. A bountiful repast was served and the hostess was the
recipient of many gifts, both useful and ornamental.
From Geneva Advertiser 5 January 1904
Geneva has quite a number of fever patients just now, typhoid, of
whom Mrs. A. J. Stahl and Mrs. W. A. Barlow are
numbered, both now convalescing, but their cases were severe.
A few days ago Peter Conover had a severe fall in his own
yard, and it gave a wrench to his back and shoulder that has remained
by him. He is a man who weighs 260 pounds, and such a fall is
more severe than to a man of lighter weight. But he manages to be
around every day now.
Joseph Wagner of the J. W. Smith Dry Goods Company, made a
misstep on a slippery stone in front of the store last Saturday
evening, and in the fall broke one of the bones of the left wrist,
which we fear will lay him up for several weeks. The stone was free
from snow, but very slippery. In their busiest season, his absence from
the store will be noticed.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 January 1904
Patrick W. Rouland, a boiler maker, barely escaped serious injury
at the plant of the Phillips and Clark Stove company yesterday. As it
was he sustained a badly bruised foot aside from injuries to
his chest and head that will confine him to his home for at least
several weeks. Rouland, in company with some other men, was engaged in
taking down the cupola at the shop preparatory to the
erection of a new one. The top, as far as the roof, had removed in the
morning and in the afternoon the work was continued. Rouland was
standing on a ladder and prying a piece of iron loose when the strain
became too great on the ladder and it broke, letting him fall to the
ground, about twenty feet. The ladder was broken in three places and
part of it fell on Rouland's head and chest. In falling his right leg
had also become doubled under him and had struck when
he fell upon a pile of old iron. The bones in the ankle were badly
crushed. The man was removed to his home and Dr. McCarthy summoned.
Although the doctor found no bones broken, they were badly smashed and
the doctor regards the injury as worse than a clean break.
From Victor Herald 15 January 1904
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Charles Donahue had an unpleasant
experience recently while installing gas fixtures in a furnace. A valve
was accidentally opened without his knowledge allowing gas to enter the
fire-pot and when he threw in a piece of lighted paper to test the
joints, the flames surged out giving his face and left hand and wrist a
bad scorching. So far as is known this is the first accident of the
kind during our gas history, but there will be many repetitions unless
extreme care is used in handling the useful but highly inflammable
From Geneva Gazette 19 January 1904
Lodge 159, I. O. O. F., held its regular installation of officers at
Odd Fellows Temple Friday evening, Jan 15th.
The following are the officers for the year:
|N. G. - Mrs. Lucia Lewis
V. G. - Mrs. Effa Elliott
Cor. Sec'y - Mrs. Clara Radder
Fin. Sec'y - Mrs. Clara Davie
Treas. - Mrs. Elida Smith
R. S. N. G. - Mrs. Amelia Tills
L. S. N. G. - Mrs. Geo. Beemish
|R. S. V. G. - Mrs. Jos. T. Duck
L. S. V. G. - Miss Kate Aldridge
Warden - Mrs. Harriet Davis
Conductor - Mrs. Chas. Wood
I. G. - Mrs. M. J. Clark
O. C. - Mrs. Arthur Bosworth
Chaplain - Mrs. Lilla Gauger
From Geneva Daily Times 20 January 1904
At the Geneva Aerie of the Eagles last evening the following
officers were installed by Worthy Past Presidents, F. L. Shyne and
Past Worthy Pres. - W. E. Loftus
Worthy Pres. - John Reddy
Worthy V. Pres. - Alfred Tracy
Worthy Chaplain - George Burr
Worthy Secretary - F. G. Seibel
Worthy Treasurer - Henry Schenk
Worthy Inside Guard - William Deegan
Worthy Outside Guard - William Summerville
Trustees: William Hitchcock, Mott Fletcher and J. G.
Aerie Physician - C. C. Lytle
From Geneva Daily Times
20 January 1904
At a recent meeting of
the Bartenders' union, the following officers were
President - C. M. Osborne
Vice President - Daniel
Secy. and Treasurer - Michael Tracy
Inside Guard - Robert Warner
Trustees - John Sullivan, Frank Murray and Russell Hall
From Geneva Daily Times 21 January 1904
Shortsville, N. Y. - The timely awakening of Mrs. John Fye of
Booth street at an early hour this morning averted what might have been
a fourfold fatality. The restlessness of the child sleeping beside her
aroused the mother, who although in a stupefied condition, detected the
unmistakable odor of coal gas, and managed to
arouse herself sufficiently to reach the stove, adjust the drafts and
open the door of the house. The son, who was not so seriously
affected, called in medical aid and the whole family were finally
restored to normal condition. Mr. Fye, who is employed at the Lehigh
yards, did not reach home until after all had recovered. The family
recently came to this village from Rochester.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 January 1904
Edward T. Broderick of 157 Main street, the professional
basketball player, who
had his elbow badly injured in a game three weeks ago, had that member
examined under the X-rays by Dr. George S. Means yesterday and it was
found that the small bones which had been fractured had not been
properly set. Dr. Means did not think it advisable at this time to
reset the bones, but bandaged the arm in such a
manner that the bones will work back into their natural position.
Broderick will, as a consequence, be laid up for some weeks to come.
From Ontario County Journal 22 January 1904
Yesterday was held Paul Fuller's annual wolf hunt and, in
spite of the storm, dog owners and sports from this and adjoining
towns, numbering 200, witnessed the run. "Judge," owned by B. L. Richardson, of East Bloomfield, won with "Farmer Boy," owned by Jefferson DeBow, of this town, second, and "Don," owned by John Reifstack, of Gorham, third. Henry McCabe's dog came in fourth and John Hurlbert's dog fifth. There were eight entries. In the rabbit chase, the dogs owned by DeBow and Hulbert were successful.
From Geneva Advertiser 26 January 1904
Mr. Thomas Welch, proprietor of the International Hotel, is a very
sick man; the doctors fear cancer of the stomach. He will be taken to
the City Hospital today or tomorrow for an examination, and an
operation may result. He has been in bed since New Year's day. In six
weeks he has lost ninety pounds. His wife and son are carrying on the
From Ontario County Chronicle 27 January 1904
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - One day last week as Herman Lee and
Chas. Ketcham of this town were returning from East Bloomfield
with a gasoline engine, the machine tipped over burying Mr. Lee in a
snowdrift. He suffered a broken rib and some severe bruises, but was
fortunately not seriously hurt. Falling in the snowdrift undoubtedly
saved him from serious injury.
From Geneva Daily Times 28
Phelps, N. Y. - While sawing stove wood with a buzz saw at M. W.
King's plow works yesterday, Riley Albro suffered an
unfortunate accident. In changing a piece of wood, he became excited
and placed his hand in front of a revolving saw. Before it could be
removed the saw cut an ugly gash, extending lengthwise through his
thumb. Dr. Burt
dressed the injury after amputating the thumb. Mr. Albro is without
means and will be taken to the County house today.
From Ontario County Journal 29 January 1904
A few days ago, Mrs. Charles Gardner, of Hopewell Center, fell on the ice in her dooryard, suffering a fracture of the right hip. Dr. M. R. Carson is attending her.
From Geneva Advertiser 2 February 1904
Mr. Charles Bean
reaches his 78th birthday today, and is still pretty vigorous. He
soon goes up into Steuben County to his lumber camp where has about
100,000 feet of hemlock lumber
to market. Few men of his years are strong enough to wade through three
feet of snow to measure lumber but he is going to do it.
There are several well-developed cased of measles in the city, broke
out last Thursday and increasing in number every day. Among them were
Misses Mary Black, Harriet Dorman, Mabel Ansley and Miss
McDill, whose homes are near Bilsborrow, but who attend
the Geneva High School. Some of the young ladies attended a
party in the armory Thursday night, and were in ripe condition
to give it. Many houses have the quarantine card "Measles" tacked
to the doors. It is a mild disease and has only to run its course.
From Ontario County Chronicle 3 February 1904
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - The installation of officers of Camp No.
9058, Modern Woodmen of America, was held last Saturday evening in
Allen's hall. The following were installed:
|Venerable consul - G. E. Patterson
Worthy advisor - O. C. Reed
Excellent banker - Will Belcher
Efficient clerk - W. H. Bell
Escort - George Beach
|Watchman - Eugene Belcher
Sentry - Edward Stein
Physician - E. B. Sayre, M. D.
Manager - J. B. Sleght
From Ontario County Chronicle 10 February 1904
Yesterday afternoon Guiseppe Minniti, a little Italian
boy, who lives in West avenue, while catching bobs on Main street, fell
from the sleigh on which he was riding and was run over, the runner
passing over his chest. So far as we are able to learn his injuries are
From Victor Herald 12 February 1904
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Jacob Jackson met with an unfortunate
accident while driving home from the village recently, and is now tied
up in the house with a broken leg. He was turning out from the road
into a field and while passing through the gap in the fence, a piece of
wire caught the hayrack, slewing the sleds around so that Mr. Jackson's
leg was caught between the rack and bolster. He is doing as well as
could be expected.
From Ontario County Chronicle 17 February 1904
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Henry Griswold met with rather an
unfortunate accident while driving home from Victor Wednesday evening
last. Near Mr. Arnold's his horses became frightened at an engine in
the road and became unmanageable. Mr. Griswold lost one line and they
ran into the brook, tipping over the cutter and throwing him and his
friend into the water and the horses got down. Help soon came from Mr.
Arnold's and he and his horses were well cared for where he remained
until morning. Nothing serious happened through the accident aside from
a cold bath and a few scratches on the horses.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 February 1904
Eddie Murphy of Middle street, one of the crack amateur baseball
players of this city, left Saturday night for Cleveland, O. Murphy has
had several offers from clubs in the Ohio State league, and it is
likely that he will accept one of these.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 February 1904
Gorham, N. Y. - Eugene Squier, a farmer living east of here was
kicked by a horse that he
was leading to water a day or two ago, and was severely injured, his
shoulder blade being torn loose and broken. He is in a critical
condition and will likely be a cripple for life.
From Ontario County Chronicle 24 February 1904
John Stevens, the well-known proprietor of the Stevens Bakery, was
pleasantly surprised Thursday by the receipt of an official notice from
the Canadian authorities that he had been granted a tract of land of
160 acres in the province of Ontario in recognition of his services as
a private in the Port Hope Light Infantry during the Fenian invasion of
1866. Mr. Stevens will take a vacation later on and locate his claim as
he has several tracts to choose from in Northern Ontario, some of which
are rich in timber and some of which are excellent hunting grounds.
From Ontario County Journal 26 February 1904
Yesterday afternoon Michael Kelly, a Lisk employee, lost parts of two fingers in a machine he was operating. Fred Newman, of
the Mutschler meat market, is suffering from a painful wound in the
palm of his hand, inflicted by a meat knife. Dr. Brockmyre dressed both
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Eugene Squier, a farmer residing
east of the village, received painful injuries recently by being kicked
by a horse which he was leading to water. His shoulder blade was broken
and torn loose.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 March 1904
The grip still seems to cling
to Canandaigua, although there are not quite as many cases as there
were a week or two ago. It is stated that twenty residents of the
county house were ill at one time with the disease. Among the present
sufferers are many of the employees of the Lisk Manufacturing company.
Some of those who are ill are: Clarence Lynn, Mrs. Lynn, Miss
Addie Cornish, Mrs. Clark Martin, Charles McCarthy, Lieutenant Lancton and
Miss Clinnock of the Salvation army and Mr. and Mrs.
Michael O'Brien. Miss Elizabeth McClure of the faculty of
the Union school is ill with typhoid fever.
From Ontario County Journal 4 March 1904
Chapinville, New York - William Baird, who left home last week
Tuesday, has not returned yet. His family cannot explain his strange
disappearance, and they are trying to locate him. Any information will
be thankfully received. The family deny the statements that have
appeared in several papers that he left home because he was asked to
provide certain supplies.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 5 March 1904
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Driving on the ice on Canandaigua lake
will soon have to be abandoned. Already reports begin to come in of
horses breaking through when attempting to cross on the ice. Warren Hawley, who
recently moved a portable saw mill across the lake, broke through the
ice with a team and a load of heavy logs. He was driving from Stempel's
landing to Cottage City, across the lake, having three teams, all
drawing heavy loads. He was extricated from the lake with some
difficulty by persons residing near where the ice broke. It is stated
that the ice has become much honeycombed in places, and driving over it
From Geneva Daily Times 8 March
Peter Barrett of West avenue, an employe of the Geneva Gas
company, fell through a door in a bill board next door to Person &
Siglais on Main street this afternoon and severely cut his head and
face. He fell fifteen feet. Barrett and partner were working on a leak
in a gas main in front of the armory. They needed a wooden block and
Barrett set out to find one. He discovered a small piece of board
near the bill board and as he attempted to reach it, he leaned heavily
against the high fence and forced open a door that had become loosened,
letting him fall to the ground below. He had his wounds dressed at
a nearby physician's and continued at his work.
From Geneva Daily Times 9 March 1904
Rushville, N. Y. - The newly elected officers of the Merry Maids
and Wives are: Mrs. J. H. Adamson, president; W. F.
Pearce, secretary; Mrs. M. R. Boardman, Mrs. E. A. Foster and
Daniel Paddock, committee.
From Ontario County Chronicle 16 March 1904
Manchester, N. Y. - Two teams ran away at one time from the Lehigh
station on Friday evening, one belonging to Levi Redfield of
Farmington and the other to Mrs. James Dillon of Hopewell.
Redfield's team was left unhitched at a car that was being loaded with
hay, and while the owner was in the car the animals started to run and
struck the wagon attached to Mrs. Dillon's team, near another car. This
started the Dillon team. The driver, a young man from Lewis Station,
who was in the wagon, succeeded in getting hold of the lines, but
before he could bring the horses under control, one of the line broke
and he was thrown from the wagon, striking on his side and shoulder. He
pluckily held to the unbroken line and was dragged along by the
frightened horses which, with only one line, began to run in a circle
until the circle became so small that one of the horses was thrown
almost against the body of the prostrate man, who, fortunately, escaped
with a bad bruising.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 March 1904
John Brennan, who works the King
farm west of this city had an exciting and disagreeable experience
Wednesday morning. He was attacked by rats and but for the timely
arrival of his young son and a dog would undoubtedly have sustained
serious injury. All winter rats have swarmed around the granary and
every means has been taken to rid the place of them, but without
success. Of late the rats have been becoming bolder and additional
means have been taken to dispose of them. Wednesday morning Mr. Brennan
went into the granary to get some feed for the horses. It was still
quite dark in the building and he had no sooner stepped inside the door
when he was attacked by about fifty large rats.
The rats seem to come at him from all sides and the more he fought
them off the more seemed to come. Finally getting close enough they
to run up his body, swarming around his head and shoulders and biting
him. At this Mr. Brennan saw that the rodents were beginning to
get the better of him so he started for the door calling for help. His
young son heard him and with the farm dog started for the barn and
arrived there just as Brennan got to the door. At the sight of the boy
dog, the rats let up on their attack and scampered away. Mr. Brennan
to Geneva yesterday and secured a half a dozen ferrets and will try
means to exterminate the pests. He states that he does not want to
his experience again and that for some time in the future, he will not
go into the granary while it is dark alone or until he is sure that
the number of rats has been greatly diminished.
From Ontario County Journal 18 March 1904
South Bristol, N. Y. - Mrs. Edward DeLong narrowly escaped serious
burns last week. While lighting a match, the head flew off, lighting
upon her sleeve. Her waist was made of flannelette, and instant her
sleeve was in flames, spreading over her shoulder. She fought
desperately with her hand, slapping out the flames before she was
burned. It was a narrow escape and a severe fright.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 March 1904
Phelps, N. Y. - John McMahon performed the remarkable feat of
jumping from a passenger train, running at full speed, and escaping
with nothing more in the shape of injuries than a few scratches, caused
by rolling into a berry bush. McMahon had been in McMahon had been in
Phelps Friday afternoon and when he came to the Central station that
evening to take the 7:30 train to Clifton Springs, he was considerably
under the influence of liquor. Just after he arrived at the depot, the
Buffalo accommodation going east pulled in and without noticing in
which direction that train was going, McMahon got aboard and did not
discover his mistake until
the train was some distance out of Phelps. On learning where he was
at, McMahon rushed for the rear door and before the train crew could
interfere, he leaped from the platform and went rolling down the thirty
feet embankment near Frank Peck's residence. Thomas Dean,
who witnessed the affair from his home across the street, come over
expecting to find the man dead or at least horribly injured, but to his
astonishment found McMahon lying in a berry bush, none the worse for
From Geneva Daily Times 22 March 1904
Frank Burke, manager of the Kirkwood hotel, while attempting to
adjust an eavestrough on the rear end of the building this morning,
sustained several gashes
on his nose and face, because the ladder on which he was standing
slipped throwing him to the ground. One deep cut on the right side of
his nose will mark him for life.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 March 1904
Below is a list of notaries public of the county, who have been
reappointed for a year after the expiration of their term, March 30:
Lorenzo Allen, Gorham; Frederick L. Ashley, Honeoye; George
L. Bachman, Geneva;
William Simms, Geneva; Frank L. Bedell, Geneva;
Henry A. Beeman, Canandaigua; Frank Eli Blossom, Port
Gibson; Harry G. Chapin, East Bloomfield; Frank A.
Christian, Canandaigua; John B. Clark, Geneva; William
W. Coe, Canandaigua; Oscar Newton Crane, Canandaigua; Charles
Lincoln Crosier, Gorham; John J. Dewey, Clifton Springs;
Harry Irving Dunton, Canandaigua; Willis C. Ellis,
Shortsville; William M. Fink, Geneva; Miss Blanche
Elizabeth George, Canandaigua; Spencer Gooding, Canandaigua;
Miss Antoinette P. Granger, Canandaigua; Henry Bronson
Graves, Geneva; Lorenzo C. Hall, Canandaigua; Frank
H. Hamlin, Canandaigua; George Wright Hamlin, Canandaigua;
Arthur I. Hammond, Geneva; John Dunton Harknes, Canandaigua;
Charles N. Hemiup, Geneva; Charles M. Hendee, West
Bloomfield; Willis W. Holcomb, Bristol Springs; William
B. Hotchkiss, Phelps; Amon White Hovey, Bristol Springs;
Miss Jane Sexton Hoyt, Canandaigua, Daniel M. Hulse, Canandaigua;
Frank W. James, Naples; Charles Van Rensselaer Johnston, Geneva;
Frank A. Jones, Holcomb; Samuel Judson Jones, Rushville
P. O.; Thomas A. Kane, Geneva; Lewis W. Keyes, Geneva;
George Elisha Leech, Canandaigua; Andrew James McIntyre, Canandaigua;
Edgar D. Mather, Shortsville; William S. Moore, Geneva;
Edwin M. Mott, Farmington; J. Carlton Norris, Canandaigua;
Edgar Parker, Geneva; Henry Marvin Parmele, East
Bloomfield; Samuel S. Partridge, Phelps; Mark T. Powell, Canandaigua;
Asa Beaumont Priest, Canandaigua; Arthur Coe Redner, Geneva;
Frederic Seymour Reed, Geneva; William Thomas Rupert, Canandaigua;
Albert B. Sackett, Canandaigua; Garry V. Sackett, Geneva;
Arthur Hale Smith, Shortsville; Virgil Smith, Reeds
Corners; David A. Southerland, Gorham; Albert E. Spitz, East
Bloomfield; John H. Stephens, Clifton Springs; J. Morgan
Stoddard, Shortsville, Harry Lee Thompson, Phelps; Thomas
Y Vincent, Canandaigua; William H. Vrooman, Geneva; Bradley
New Appointments - George W. Chapman, Rushville; Frank L.
Clark, Naples; Jeremiah
O'Malley, Geneva; George E. Richards, Naples; Ralph
W. Wisner, Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Chronicle 23 March 1904
Manchester, N. Y. - R. M. Van Vorst has in his possession an army
canteen, a relic of the civil war, which is supposed to have been
carried during most of the period of "war time" by Henry Culver, who
enlisted in Wayne County and died in Andersonville prison in February,
1865. After Culver's death the old canteen became the property of an
old colored man, who shortly after the close of the war came North,
bringing the canteen with him as directed until it became the property
of Culver's friends by whom it is highly prized.
Bristol, N. Y. - Mr. Rex Fisher, while practicing marksmanship
last week, had the misfortune to blow off his hand, and was removed to
the Beahan hospital at Canandaigua.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 March 1904
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - A serious runaway accident occurred here
Thursday. Frank Bremes, wife
and three children of Seneca Castle, were driving into town
and when when passing the Lehigh station, a dog rushed out and
bit one of the horses, causing it to kick wildly and to throw its leg
over the tongue, which snapped off in the struggle. The horses
bolted down Pearl street, throwing Mrs. Bremes, who was holding an
infant in her arms and another child. The hind wheel of the wagon
her body but luckily she escaped with a severe shaking up and a few
bruises. The baby was not so fortunate, its right arm being broken
above the elbow. The second child, Rose, escaped with a few bruises.
Bremes and his other daughter, Sophia, jumped and although sustaining
painful injuries, no bones were broken.
From Victor Herald 25 March 1904
South Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Edward DeLong came near being
seriously burned recently. While igniting a match, the head flew off,
lighting upon her sleeve. Her waist was of flannelette and in an
instant the flame had run up her arm and around her neck to the other
shoulder. She was alone at the time, and with great presence of mind,
slapped the fire out with her hand before she was burned. Mrs. DeLong
is not a very strong woman and it gave her a nervous shock felt for
Mrs. Mary Garrison fell with a lighted lamp in her hand at her
home on Maple avenue Wednesday evening, and only the prompt discovery
of the old lady's plight saved both the house and occupant from
destruction. About nine o'clock as Allen Ransom was walking
from Main street down Maple avenue, he heard loud cries coming from
Mrs. Garrison's residence and upon going to the house saw through the
window the spreading flames. He burst open the door and found an
overturned lamp on the floor, Mrs. Garrison lying nearby, her apron,
the carpet and boards of the floor on fire. A passerby was called in
and the two men smothered the flames with the aid of the carpet. Mrs.
Garrison, though over 80 years old, lives alone in the house. She was
unconscious when discovered.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 March 1904
Shortsville, N. Y. - District Deputy,
Ira Manning of Geneva, installed the following officers
of Empire Legion, N. P. L at Red Men's hall:
|President - Alice M. Davis
Vice-president - Frank E. Daily
Past president - Thomas Delahunty
Secretary and Treasurer - Mrs. Charlotte
|Chaplain - Jennie P. Davis
Conductor - Josie Johnson
Sentinel - William Fennell
Outside Guard - William Duncan
From Geneva Daily Times 30 March 1904
Phelps, N. Y. - The highway commissioners have appointed the
following pathmasters for Phelps to serve for the coming year: William
Grimsley, Albert Westfall, Charles White, Elmer G. Miller, Aiken
Irving, Cassius Sheldon, John
Page, T. F. Mussellman, Carl Beryston, Thomas Day, Herman Metskie,
Sidney Booth, Harry Stevenson, Olin Corwin, Ray Newman, Alfred
Armington, J. V. Vanderveer, Frank Hornbeck, Irving Ridley; John C.
Gifford, Bingham Heator, Henry Colter, Edwin Fregloh, A. J. Hallenback,
William Caves, John Hayes, A. B. Smith, Charles Tremble, Peter Norsen,
Frank P. Skuse, George Galusha, Ruben Happell, George A. Hoppell, Carl
Ridley, Peter Vanderlyke, E. R. Briglen, Lewis Wagner, Robert
Hooper, Frank J. Esty, George Peters, Sr., William A. Jameson,
George Hollenback, John M. Runyan, John Williams, Charles Frank, Jacob
Fisher, J. M. Rolison, John Oldacre, R. B. Cobb, George Rhodes, John
Grainey, Frank Salisbury, John F. Winman, George E. Avery, James David,
Conrad Nieder, Charles B. Gates, William W. Cudderback, Judson Rayman,
O. A. Middaugh, O. P. Lewis, Robert Barrett, Grant Lane, John Toomey,
William P. Sheppard, Norman L. Rockefeller, William Stevenson, D. W.
J. N. Robinson, Denver Savage, William Hill, W. S. Aldridge, William
Salisbury, William Brignall, Thomas Oldacre, John Overslaugh, Samuel
Winburn, Edward Steele, William S. Devoll, Edward DePlanter, George I.
Smith, John W. Anderson, Albert Goodman, John Boyes, Charles L. Harmon,
Charles Gardiner, Samuel
Landschoot, Charles Vanderbilt, John R. Stephenson, Frederick Tullett,
B. F. Westfall.
From Ontario County Journal 1 April 1904
Seneca Castle, N. Y. - Frank Bremer and family met with a serious
accident at Clifton Springs on Thursday of last week. A dog jumped out
and bit one of the horses on the ankle. The horse kicked and threw his
leg over the pole, breaking the pole. The frightened horses ran down
the street, throwing out the occupants. The oldest daughter, Sophia,
suffered a sprained ankle and the infant daughter a broken arm.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 April 1904
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The membership and instruments of the
brass band are as follows: Baritone, A. Krauss; bass, Frank
VanDyne and Harry Stevenson; tenor,
Gottleib Walters; trombones, Harry Clark, Mr. Allen;
alto, James Wicks; coronets, G. L. Williamson, R.
Scott, Charles Thomas; clarinets, Leo Lindner, Mr. Kelly,
George Walters, Alex Harper; bass drum, G. Hayden.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 April 1904
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The Manchester Military band will furnish
the music for the two steps at the dance given by the Carpe Diem club
of Canandaigua at the Armory hall, Monday evening. Among those who will
attend from this village are the following: Misses Mabel Upham,
Matie Knowles, Gladys Felton, Verna Brown, Cornelia
Bidwell, Irene VanBuren, Genie Heath, Florence Wadsworth, and
Messrs. Charles Buck, Richard Clark, Harry Heath, William Hibbard,
William Mills, Sidney Heath, Ernest Jones and Roy Conderman.
From Geneva Advertiser 5 April 1904
Mr. Henry Loomis is 87 years old and reads the finest print
without glasses. He exercises a good deal, sleeps well and finds no
fault with the passing of time. But he has aged considerably the last
two years, we can see that. He has lands in nearly all the western
states, and we do not envy the administrator of his estates the work of
settling his affairs, unless he has had talks with Mr. Loomis and has
put everything in writing now. We may add that Mr. Loomis now lives in
the house in which he was born.
From Ontario County Chronicle 6 April 1904
Manchester, N. Y. - The pupils of the High School who are
interested in baseball have determined to be early in the field this
season, and at a meeting held last night, the schedule of officers and
players was made up as follows: Manager, Andrew Ryan; secretary
and treasurer, Hugh Hawkes; captain, J. Myron Burns. The
positions are assigned subject to change: catcher, Ryan; Pitcher,
Smith, first base, Brown; second base, Burns; third
base, Farnsworth; shortstop, Chambers; left field, Short;
right field, Bennett; center field, Ver Plank.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 April 1904
Phelps, N. Y. - While watching a wrestling match between two boys
Saturday evening, John Ingalls, a Cornell freshman, who is
home on a vacation, came very near losing the sight of one of his eyes.
One of the wrestlers had a lighted cigar in his mouth, which during the
struggle became broken and a large portion
of the fire and ashes lodged in Mr. Ingall's right eye. He was taken
to a physician where after several hours treatment the sight was
pronounced unhurt. The injury is still very painful.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 April 1904
John Ridley of this city, who was reported to
have disappeared, has been found in a hospital at Utica, suffering
with typhoid fever. The authorities have communicated with Mrs.
Thomas Laing of Avenue B, a sister of Ridley, and it is expected that
some member of his family will go to Utica to take care of him. Ridley
left here two weeks ago with three horses which were being shipped to
Providence, R. I. Since that time nothing had been heard from him, and
his relatives and friends thought that some accident had befallen him.
The letter announcing his sickness was received yesterday. From what
was learned from it, the horse car was delayed at Utica and before
freight congestion could be relieved, Ridley had contracted a fever.
The horses were moved without a hostler and arrived at their
destination in a half-starved condition. Ridley has many friends here
who are anxious about his condition.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 April 1904
Phelps, N. Y. - Thomas Bennett had a narrow escape from being
killed, or at least seriously injured, at the New York Central station
yesterday morning. He is employed at Phelps Junction and was waiting
for the 6:43 west-bound train to take him to work. When it arrived all
of the passengers, except Bennett, got aboard and the train was backed
on to a siding, east of the station, to allow the
east bound train to pass. When the track was clear, the train pulled
and was running about fifteen miles an hour when Bennett attempted to
aboard between the baggage car and smoker. He was thrown violently
the side of the coach and with his feet just clearing the forward
was dragged about fifty feet before he could recover himself and get
safely on the steps. The incident was witnessed by a number of people
about the station whose nervous systems were considerably shocked.
From Geneva Advertiser 26 April 1904
George Phillips, driver for Dr. Jordan, was down town with a horse and buggy Thursday afternoon, and seated beside him was Mrs. Foss, sister
of Dr. Jordan. Down near Milton street on Castle, the horse shied at a
loose bit of paper flying in the street. Mr. Phillips pulled the horse
up so suddenly that both people were thrown over the dashboard. Mr.
Phillips held on and was dragged a few feet. Both were considerably
bruised, but escaped serious injury. Neither horse nor buggy was
damaged as the horse did not get away.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 April 1904
Phelps, N. Y. - Frank Parrish, a section hand employed on the New
York Central railroad near Holcomb, was brought to his home in Phelps
yesterday suffering from injuries received by falling from a handcar
while going to work. Parrish fell in front of the car and received a
bad scalp wound besides minor bruises about the back and
chest. He was taken to his home three miles northeast of Phelps and is
at present resting quite comfortably. No serious results are
From Ontario County Chronicle 27 April 1904
Victor, N. Y. - John Jones of Fishers, an employe at the Locke
Insulator factory, met with a serious accident late Friday afternoon.
Mr. Jones stood in a wagon, unloading barrels at the factory, when the
horse suddenly started and he was thrown to the ground, the skids
striking him. His leg was broken and he was otherwise injured. Dr. W.
B. Clapper was summoned and the injured man was removed to his home.
From Victor Herald 29 April 1904
The Victor Jr. baseball nine has been organized and challenges the
world of its size. The lineup is as follows: Pitchers, Harry
Lockhart, George Higinbotham; catcher, Allan Hopkins; 1st
base, Fred Locke; 2nd base, George Higinbotham; 3rd
base, Earl Driscoll; shortstop, Howard Barry; right
field, Charlie McCann; left field, Henry Toomey; center
field, Harry Loomis; substitutes, Fred Sale, Roy Eldridge,
Russel Simonds; captain, Fred Locke. Arrangements for
games should be made with Howard Barry, manager.
John Smith, of Fishers, suffered the breaking of a leg while
working at the Locke insulator factory last Friday afternoon. He was
assisting in loading some barrels of insulators on a wagon when the
horse started up catching Smith's leg between the wagon and a barrel.
Dr. W. B. Clapper reduced the fracture and Smith was taken to his home.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 May 1904
Shortsville, N. Y. - As Patrick McNally, a resident of
Manchester, and an employe of the Lehigh Valley was walking on top of a
freight car in the yards between Shortsville and Manchester, Sunday, he
made a misstep and fell to the ground, breaking one ankle and
sustaining a severe shock.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 May 1904
Thomas Murphy, a teamster employed by Beard Brothers, was severely
injured while drawing lumber from the Nester Malt house this morning.
He was engaged in drawing wood from the coal shed and had piled the
wagon as high as he could with boards. At the entrance of the yard
there is a scantling upon which the gate is hung and Murphy who was on
top of the load did not notice the scantling until the wagon was almost
up to it. He crouched down but the space between the top
of the load and the scantling was too small to permit his body to pass
through and before the horses could be stopped, he was severely wedged
between the two. The horses stopped, however, when they found something
blocked their way and they were backed up. When the man was removed
he was suffering from severe pains in the back and side and it was
to send for Dr. McCarthy, who found his back badly bruised. It is
however, that aside from the bruising he received no other injury and
that with a few days lay-off he will be all right again.
From Geneva Advertiser 17 May 1904
Sunday morning Peter Conover met with a strange accident
that will keep him in the house for some days. He arose at 5:30
o'clock, and in passing down stairs his foot slipped and he fell with
his lame leg under him -- that leg which was so badly cut up with a
reaper when a boy -- and it was doubled up or nearly so. It was badly
wrenched and the ligaments in the calf and foot were broken. The
physician bandaged it from the knees to the toes, so he sits in a chair
at home, unable to move, of course paining him badly.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 May 1904
Phelps, N. Y. - Junior Munger, a lad about fourteen years of age,
who came here a few months ago to live with his uncle, Adelbert
Munger, who had been appointed his guardian, disappeared from home
Friday and, although diligent search has been made in surrounding
towns, no trace of him can be found. The boy was quite short and when
last seen had on his ordinary working clothes, a heavy winter cap and
low shoes. The reason that is generally assigned for his leaving home
is that the truant officer was looking for him on account of his having
been absent from school a couple of days last week. The boy's mother is
dead and his father lives at Lyons.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 May 1904
Shortsville, N. Y. - The following veterans have been detailed to
decorate the graves in the outlying cemeteries:
James Youngs, Lyman H. Aldrich - South Farmington
Charles Knowles - Greenhouse cemetery
Frank Thompson, Alexander Warfield and William Walters - Shaving
street, Sand Hill and Sunnyside cemeteries
Charles M. Sisco - Purdy cemetery
J. W. Overacre, Frank Wheat, John Rodney and John Burns -
From Geneva Advertiser 24 May 1904
Julius Smith, an employee of the Phillips & Clark Stove
Company, met with an accident last Friday morning so severe that it may
cause him to lose his life. He was caught in a pulley while attempting
to adjust a belt, whirled part way around the shaft and wedged between
the pulley and the ceiling so tightly that it was necessary to cut his
clothing in order to remove his body. He sustained a fracture of five
ribs on the right side and internal injuries. Had the space between the
pulley and the ceiling been a few inches more he would have been drawn
around by the revolving shaft and his brains dashed out.
From Ontario County Chronicle 25 May 1904
Wednesday afternoon Necola Dilarba, one of the Italians
employed in the paving work on Main street, was struck by one of the
large Rochester and Eastern cars while standing on the track engaged in
his work. He was picked up and carried into Anthony Lemma's store
and Dr. Hallenbeck was summoned who examined him and found that he was
severely bruised, but had sustained no fractured bones. His escape from
more serious injury was remarkable.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 May 1904
Phelps, N. Y. - Frank Johnson, a colored barber in the employ of Albert
Greyson, fell yesterday afternoon from the
second story of the Odell block in which the shop is located, and
received what will probably prove fatal injuries. Johnson was sitting
in the window and as he started to move he lost his balance and pitched
headlong out onto an awning. From there he rolled and struck the stone
walk, seven feet below, landing on his head and face. He was picked up
for dead and carried to Vansickle's undertaking rooms where in a few
moments he showed signs of life. Dr. Vanderhoof was summoned and after
examining the man, stated that he had a slight chance for recovering.
The injuries consisted of a bad cut on the side of the head from which
the blood flowed profusely. He also bled from the ear and it is feared
he has concussion of the
brain. Johnson is about forty years of age, and had been in Phelps
but a short time. Had the awning been up he would have fallen about
sixteen feet and would probably have met an instant death.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 June 1904
While under the influence of alcohol, and using the 9
o'clock southbound trolley car as a means to get to his home on the
Reed road, Michael F. Burke was thrown from the car at the
of Seneca street today. Burke was standing on the rear platform, and
as the car swung around the corner he fell backwards. He struck on the
brick pavement on his head and shoulders. Walter Curtis, who
to be passing by, and William C. Buchholz, of the firm of
& Buchholz, picked the man up and carried him to the office of Dr.
Stebbins, No. 385 Main street. The physician made a superficial
of the man's injuries, and restored him to consciousness, but decided
that he should be taken to the hospital, where a thorough examination
could be made. At the institution an examination revealed the fact that
there was no fracture of the skull, as was thought. Dr. Stebbins thinks
that internal injuries may possibly exist, but will be unable to
the extent until the patient comes out from the effects of the alcohol.
From Victor Herald 3 June 1904
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Ann Eliza Norton celebrated her
eightieth birthday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. Bridgland, Saturday.
Mrs. Norton still enjoys good health and is unusually bright and active
for one of her years. The presence of all her children and the
congratulations of many friends made the occasion a most happy one.
Those of the family present were Mrs. Julia Waite of Naples; Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Norton of West Bloomfield; Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
Norton and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Norton of this place.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 June 1904
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - At the Episcopal church Friday evening,
Bishop Walker of Buffalo, confirmed a large class, composed of Mrs.
L. P. Conley, Miss Grace Backus, Mrs. Arthur Stevens, Maud Brown, Mrs.
George Barry, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Blossom, and Mr. Edward
Smith. Four others were confirmed at their homes. The church was
prettily trimmed for the occasion. After the service a reception was
given to Bishop Walker at the home of Mr. and Mrs. N. B. Briggs on Teft
From Geneva Daily Times 7 June 1904
A meeting for the purpose of organizing a lodge of the National
Protective Legion was held in the Odd Fellows' block last evening.
The following names were presented for charter membership: Charles
E. Cook, Mrs. Charles E. Cook, Mrs. J. C. Fitzwater, Mrs. Charles
Melvin Gaylord, Mrs. Melvin Gaylord, Wilson M. Black, R. A. Catchpole,
Perry Jacobs, Marie E. Brown, Mrs. F. J. Phillips, O. J. C. Rose, S. P.
Lanning, Charles McIntyre, Newton Campbell, L. H. Barth, Mrs. L. H.
Floyd M. Joslyn, Orvill Inscho, Addie F. Chapman. The following
were elected: Past president - M. S. Gaylord; president, Wilson
M. Black; secretary, Charles E. Cook; treasurer, Charles
Benjamin; chaplain, Mrs. F. J. Phillips; conductor, Addie
E. Chapman; trustees, Charles Benjamin, William Smith, S. P.
Lanning. The name chosen for the organization was Seneca Legion.
From Ontario County Chronicle 8 June 1904
Gorham, N. Y. - Mrs. Charles Johnson, Mrs. Inez Hershey, Mrs. James B.
Detro, Miss Helen Benjamin, Mrs. Jennie Pulver and Miss Edith
Detro arranged flowers for the graves of the soldiers in our
cemetery the morning of Decoration Day. C. H. Johnson, James Detro and
Richard Fuller carried the flowers to the cemetery and placed
them on the graves of their dead comrades.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 June 1904
Phelps, N. Y. - The six-weeks-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Philys
Wyman, who live on the Pre-emption road north of Phelps,
came very near being a victim of a fatal mistake. The child had been
ill with convulsions for some time and after undergoing an unusually
severe one, showed every indication that life had become extinct. Mr.
Wyman came to Phelps and telephoned for Undertaker Stewaldt to come and
care for the remains. After Mr. Wyman returned home the little one
appeared to show signs of life and within a few hours it had fully
child is now doing nicely.
From Victor Herald 10 June 1904
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Eliza Goodwin celebrated her
eighty-first birthday on Monday. The occasion was made a most enjoyable
one by the presence of the following long-time associates: Mrs.
Olive Steele Donnelly, Mrs. Elizabeth Munson, Mrs. Sabra Andrews, Mrs.
William Chase, Mr. and Mrs. George E. Fox and Mrs. Goodwin's
brother, Joseph Steele. The combined ages of those present
made a total of five hundred and ninety-six years. Mrs. Munson was the
oldest of the party, being three years older than the hostess.
From Ontario County Chronicle 15 June 1904
Shortsville, N. Y. - While operating machinery at the Shortsville
Wheel Works on Friday afternoon, Carson L. Ballard, of
Chapinville, had the misfortune to cut off the end of the third finger
of his left hand.
From Geneva Advertiser 21 June 1904
Theodore W. Duffin passed his 66th birthday June 13th, and he says
that he is the oldest colored man in Geneva who was born here. He has
seen many changes in the old town, and has seen the colored race quite
decimated. The old families are nearly wiped out.
From Ontario County Chronicle 22 June 1904
Manchester, N. Y. - An Italian laborer named Felix DeMatt, who
has been in this country about thirteen years, a residence of this
village and employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company for nearly
twelve years, started with his family to return to the land of the
"sunny boot" today, taking with him a snug sum of money amounting to
$3,960, after paying the passage for himself and family. DeMatt says
all his money was saved from his earnings since he has been a residence
of this village, while supporting a wife and three children. Five years
ago he was naturalized and became a citizen, intending to make this
country his home, but recently he signed a contract for the purchase of
a fruit farm in Southern Italy, and this is the cause of his return.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 June 1904
John Twomey, a nurseryman, sixty-seven years old, residing at No.
369 Washington street, was thrown from his buggy to the pavement in
front of the Kirkwood last night by a collision with a team attached to
a hack, and sustained painful injuries, including some broken ribs and
a badly lacerated side and head. He was taken to his home, where his
injuries were dressed by Dr. McCarthy. He is resting comfortably today
and will recover. According to a spectator's version of the affair,
Twomey was driving across the street when a carriage, owned by Kelleher
& Malone, driven by George A. Smith, came rapidly up the street. In
front of the hotel the hack driver made
an attempt to stop his horses, but the pole caught the top of Twomey's
buggy, toppling it over and throwing Twomey to the pavement. One of the
carriage horses fell, and there was a general mixup. Spectators quickly
extricated Mr. Twomey from the wreckage, and after straightening up his
turnout he was driven home.
Shortsville, N. Y. - The following young women, chaperoned by Miss
Ina M. Warfield, will go to Rock Ledge cottage, Canandaigua lake,
for a week's outing Saturday: Misses Lina M. Huntoon, Genie
Heath, Hester V. Heath, Mary W. Titus, Pauline Heath, Mary Knowles, Eva
Klinck, Emma Dougan, Gladys A. Felton and Florence Wadsworth.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 June 1904
Because Bridget Bannon, an aged woman residing on Exchange
street, imagined that a neighbor, Catherine Murray, had thrown
at her, she caused the arrest of the latter yesterday afternoon. Mrs.
was a much surprised woman when informed by Judge Wyckoff of the facts
the case and when she denied vigorously the charge, she was promptly
discharged. It is said that Mrs. Bannon has an idea that someone is
continually trying to do her bodily harm, when at the most it is mere
From Ontario County Chronicle 29 June 1904
Shortsville, N. Y. - The following young women chaperoned by Miss
Ina Warfield, are spending this week at "Rock Ledge," cottage,
Canandaigua Lake: Misses Mabel Bradley, Emma Dougan, Hester V.
Heath, Genie Heath, Matie Knowles, Eva Klinck, Lina Huntoon, Pauline
Heath, Mary W. Titus and Florence Wadsworth.
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