From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 1 June 1905
Martin Welch, whose home is in the town of Phelps, about three
north of Geneva, was in the city last Monday, driving a white horse
to a Democrat wagon. He was driving out from hitching sheds of A. E.
and when opposite Kelleher & Malone's new barn, the horse became
at the sudden starting up of the concrete mixer and dashed out of the
When at the center of Seneca street, the horse swerved and Welch was
out of the wagon, landing on his head and shoulders on the railroad
and hard asphalt near Sweet's corner. A crowd assembled in a half
and he was borne senseless into the drug store. There a brief
disclosed that his collar bone and an arm were broken and he was
injured about the head. A little later he was taken to the hospital in
ambulance where his injuries were attended to by one of the hospital
Dr. Sweet says he was badly injured, but thought not beyond recovery.
trust it may so prove.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 June 1905
Gorham, N. Y. - While Mrs. Susie Burgesss and daughter, Carrie,
were driving on the cross road which passes what is known as the
Younglove school house Tuesday, their horse became frightened and
started down a steep grade at a rapid pace. The women were thrown out
but with the exception of a few bruises and a severe shaking up, they
were not seriously injured.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 June 1905
Rushville, N. Y. - Yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock Rice
McCauley, of Stanley, was driving from Potter with Edward
McAllister's horse and buggy, when at Holbrook's Corners, the
horse started to run and Mr. McCauley was unable to control him. He did
not stop until the buggy hit the lamp post at the town pump. He cleared
himself of it and went on to the barn. Mr. McCauley was thrown some
feet, striking his head and shoulders. He received severe injuries. The
buggy was a complete wreck. The horse has been known to run away
times before this.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 June 1905
Saturday, while Charles Maine was returning home from
delivering a load of potatoes at the New York Central yards,
the kingbolt of the wagon reach broke as he was driving down Exchange
street hill. As the tongue dropped, the horses freed themselves from
the wagon and Mr. Maine jumped. The wagon by this time had gained
headway and a moment after Maine jumped the tongue ran into an
and threw the wagon twenty feet in the air. It landed bottom side up.
Had Mr. Maine remained in the wagon he would have been undoubtedly
killed or at least severely injured. The horses ran but a short
distance before they were captured. The harness was slightly damaged.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 June 1905
In Police Court last evening twelve young men, who were arrested
Sunday night by Officers Merry and Kuney, were arraigned charged with
violating Sec. 17 of the street ordinances relating to lounging
in public places. All of the young men were arrested on Seneca street
and most of them were in the opera house block. Judge Wyckoff spoke
severely and warned the offenders against a repetition of the
violation. He suspended sentence in all cases. Those arrested were Irving
Palmer, William street; Thomas Mack, North and Cherry
streets; William McGuire, West street; Westley Dennison, 16
Milk street; Edward Gallagher, 160 Nursery avenue; Verney
Newell, 24 Milk street; Andrew
Doherty, 49 Herbert street; Harry Hines, No. 34 Milk
Frank O'Malley, 101 Sherrill street; John Murphy, Hamilton
street; Henry Comisky, No. 50 West avenue; and William
Parrish, No. 20 Center street.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 June 1905
Michael "Strong Arm" Ford, 45 years old, and the father of a large
family, was struck by a freight engine near the State street
crossing of the New York Central at noon today, and strange to relate
he escaped with but a few bruises. According to witnesses of the
affair, Ford was intoxicated and was walking along the tracks towards
the State street crossing from the direction of Exchange street when
the freight train, moving slowly, approached from the rear. Ford did
not heed the warnings of Flagman Vanderbilt and others, but stubbornly
stood his ground until the pilot beams on the engine caught him in the
small of the back and
he was thrown thirty feet across some semaphore wires. He lay as if
dead. Efforts were being made to summon the City Hospital ambulance and
surgeons, and after a furor of excitement had been created in the
Ford arose, shook himself, mopped the perspiration off his forehead
his hand and shuffled up State street in the direction of Genesee. As
far as can be ascertained he was not injured.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 21 June 1905
Gorham, N. Y. - Three infants were baptized at the Methodist
church Sunday. They were Charles Clifford Wing, son of Mr.
and Mrs. William Wing of Rochester; LeRoy Bain Carson, son
of Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Carson of Canandaigua, and Harriet
Mildred Fritz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo H. Fritz of
this village. Mrs. Elizabeth Ledgewood and Miss Nellie
Harris were also baptized and received as members of the church.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 June 1905
Michael Kearns of Exchange street, charged with failure to support
his family, and intoxication, was arrested yesterday afternoon by
Policeman Hawkins. In court this morning, he was only arraigned
on the intoxication charge. He pleaded guilty and was given fifteen
days straightaway at breaking stone at the County jail. Upon the
expiration of his sentence he will have the choice of going to work and
supporting his family or another and longer trip to jail.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 June 1905
Rushville, N. Y. - The annual reunion of the Read family was
held Thursday, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Ferguson, two
and one-half miles west of this place. There were seventy-five persons
present. A bountiful dinner was served at 2 o'clock. Those present from
a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Laban Parsons of Detroit, Mich.
Mr. Read is the president of the board of trade of that city. Their
daughter, Mrs. Arthur Scidmore and daughter, Margaret, of
Three Rivers, Mich.; Mrs. Roxana Joslyn of Rochester, Mrs.
Mary Parsons and daughter, Miss Georgiana, Mr. and Mrs. E. E.
Cal man of Hopewell, Dr. Will Hawley and mother of
Dundee, County Clerk Henry T.
Read and wife of Penn Yan, Mr. and Mrs. Lemual Darling of
Middlesex, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Angell, Mrs. William Ward and
son, all of Italy. Some who started were delayed on account of washouts
and did not arrive
till next day. Austin Read was elected president and A. T.
secretary and treasurer. They will meet next year at the home of
president. During the past year three of the family have died. They
Miss Jenonlds, of Vine Valley; Calvin Reed, of
and Josiah Read, of Claypool, Ind. The last two deaths
From Canandaigua Chronicle 28 June 1905
One of the oddest experiences on record happened to Mr. Fred
Appleton, a resident of Gorham street, recently. Some time ago
Mrs. Appleton lost a valuable diamond from her ring and failed to
recover it, although she searched in every corner. The stone had been
given up as lost, until recently while visiting at Sodus, Mr. Appleton
felt something hard in his shoe and removing the shoe, he found the
diamond. It is probable that the stone fastened on his stocking and
from there it was transferred to the shoe.
Shortsville, N. Y. - The annual reunion of the Francis
family was held on Saturday afternoon at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. O. C. Packard, Water street, and over fifty guests were
present. Dinner and supper were served in Red Men's hall, which had
been attractively decorated with daisies and ferns for the occasion. Mrs.
Mark Francis acted as toastmistress. Among those who responded
were Floyd F. Briggs of Lima, whose subject was "Our Reunion,"
and Mrs. William Seymour, who gave "Our President." A literary
and musical program followed. The following officers were chosen for
another year: President, Mrs. O. C. Packard of Shortsville;
vice-president, Elnathan Briggs of Lima; secretary, Floyd
F. Briggs. Four generations of the family attended this reunion,
including guests from Penn Yan, Allen's Hill, West Bloomfield, Bristol,
Lima and Syracuse. Since the last reunion, held at the home of Elnathan
Briggs in Lima, but one death and one birth have occurred in this
large family. An invitation to meet next June in Bristol at the home of
John Johnson was accepted.
Shortsville, N. Y. - The following young people, chaperoned by Mrs.
Adelbert R. Thompson of Booth street, are spending a week at "Rock
Ledge," Canandaigua lake: Miss Belle Wheeler of Canandaigua;
the Misses Hester V. Heath, Mabel Bradley and Allie
Hebbard of Rochester; L. L. Zimmer of Ithaca; Edward
Sheppard of Brockport; and Sydney L. Heath of Shortsville.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 July 1905
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Lawrence Gavin, an old and well-known
resident of the village and for many years an employe of the Northern
Central Railroad, in the local yards, has been compelled to submit to
an operation for the removal of his left foot, at the instep, which has
been done at the Memorial Hospital, by Dr. F. A. Brockmyre. The
operation was made necessary by gangrene, that resulted from diabetes.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 5 July 1905
Hall's Corners, N. Y. - The following young people under the
chaperonage of Mr. and Mrs. T. Wilson Hall, are spending this
week at Sheffield's Point, Canandaigua Lake: Misses Mercy Crozier,
Mae Dixon, Ella Crosier, Florence VanDevort, Nina Scott, Emma Hibbard,
Florence Southerland, Hattie Duck, Alice Southerland, Anna Hibbard,
Jessie Cayward, Mae Wood, Dudley Dixon, Frank Dixon, Howard Cayward,
Frank Middleton, Edward Hickey, Henry Southerland, Willard Onderdonk,
From Geneva Daily Times 8 July 1905
William Arnold of No. 313 Lake street had two ribs on his
right side fractured and was otherwise severely injured late yesterday
afternoon as the result of an unusual accident. Arnold is employed by
O. Goodelle and was driving a team along Preemption street towards the
Goodelle farm, north of the Driving park. Two other horses walked in
rear of the wagon, a rope attached to their heads being tied about
waist. Near the Driving park the horses suddenly jumped from the right
to the left side of the wagon, pulling Arnold backwards into the box.
He struck on his right side. Some farmers witnessed the accident.
was able to go home and it was not until after 7 o'clock last evening
Dr. H. D. Weyburn was called to attend to his injuries.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 July 1905
Mrs. John E. Brennan, of No. 93 Exchange street, sustained a
broken left forearm yesterday afternoon in a peculiar manner. Her
husband, ex-Fire Commissioner Brennan, was sitting in a hammock on the
front porch and Mrs. Brennan started to sit in it also. The combined
weights broke a rope on one end and the occupants fell about a foot. In
falling Mrs. Brennan put both hands back of her for protection. She
careened on her left
side, falling on her arm. Drs. C. C. Lytle and G. B. Young were
summoned and reduced the break.
James Stapleton, the 10-year-old son of Mr.
Mrs. Patrick Stapleton, of the corner of Lewis and Main streets, is at
city hospital minus his right foot as the result of an accident
afternoon. The boy's father was operating a mowing machine in a field
Jay street and the youngster accidentally stepped in front of the
moving knives. Before his father could stop the horses, the boy's right
near the ankle, had been terribly lacerated. Assistance was speedily
and the injured lad was hurried to the City Hospital. Dr. C. D.
who was in attendance, found that nothing could be done to save the
and it was amputated near the ankle. The boy is resting comfortably
and is expected to fully recover from the shock occasioned by the
From Geneva Daily Times 11 July 1905
A number of residents of Little Italy in Torrey Park are much
agitated just now over the case of Peter Mungro, who is wanted
by police for discharging a revolver within the city limits. Mungro is
in hiding and his wife and small five children are badly in need of his
aid in securing the sustenance that life requires. Mungro got drunk on
the afternoon of Sunday, June 25, and started to clean up several
residents of the colony. He created a disturbance at the home of Dominick
Versaci, on North Sherrill street and in an altercation that
followed he fired four shots from a revolver at the owner of the house.
Chief Kane was called to quell the disturbance. He couldn't find Mungro
and arrested Versaci
charged with intoxication. The prisoner acknowledged to the chief that
had been a target for Mungro's bullets, but when he was asked to make a
complaint he declared before the court that he knew nothing of the
Several friends endeavored to have him make a complaint but he refused.
Judge Wyckoff was disgusted with his actions and fined him $10 for
He then issued a warrant charging Mungro with violating a city
in discharging a firearm.
The Italians in the colony misinterpreted the action of the judge and
thought that a warrant had been issued charging Mungro with an attempt
to kill Versaci and that in the event of his capture he faced a long
term of imprisonment. Mungro stayed away from his home for about a week
the matter appeared to have been forgotten. One night about a week ago
returned but was informed of the existence of the warrant and again
Several times since then in the dead of night, he is known to have
his family, all the time fearful of arrest. Chief Kane was of the
that the man was really in hiding in the colony, but a thorough search
to reveal him. His friends always asserted that he was not in the city.
case reached a climax this morning when Mungro's mother and Joseph
an interpreter, appeared in court and tried to have the man tried
his being present in court. Chief Kane informed them that such a course
impossible. He tried to make the Italians believe that the charge
Mungro was not a serious one and he could only be fined $50 for the
but the woman was suspicious that there was something back of it all
she pleaded that the trial be held without the man. Finally Madia told
Kane that he would make an effort to have Mungro appear in court and be
He was not sure that the man would consent to give himself up, fearing
that what his friends told him about the long sentence might prove
true. The offense with which Mungro is charged is punishable under the
provisions of the city charter by a fine of not less than $1 and not
more than $50 and
imprisonment in the Ontario County jail one day for every dollar of
imposed providing that the fine is not paid. Mungro's friends will pay
fine if he will only give himself up.
From Victor Herald 14 July 1905
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - The confirmation service at St. Peter's
Episcopal church, Monday afternoon, was well attended. The following
class of six received the Rite of Confirmation: Pauline G. Lee,
Winnifred E. Mason, Julia McMillan, Ruth Wilkins, Charles Snyder and
David Donnelly. The bishop was assisted in the service by
Archdeacon Davis and William Guy Rains, Jr., lay reader in charge. The
church was tastefully decorated for the occasion by members of the
From Geneva Daily Times 18 July 1905
Seneca Castle, N. Y. - Patrick Trayner, of this village, has
returned from a month's visit in Ireland, the land of his birth. Most
of the his time was spent in Ladyrath, County Meath, where his parents
reside. He also visited Dublin, Lakes of Killarney, and other points of
interest. He reports a very enjoyable time. Mr. Trayner was accompanied
by his brother, M. J. Trayner, and wife of Buffalo.
John Griffin, an employee of the Standard Optical company,
got the first finger of his left hand caught in a power press which he
was operating at the works of that company yesterday morning. The
top of the finger was taken off. Mr. Griffith was taken to the office
Dr. Covert where the injury was dressed.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 July 1905
Herbert Mowry, of No. 448 Exchange street, a painter in the employ
of Wilson Bros., on Seneca street, was prostrated by the heat at his
home shortly after returning from work last evening and was unconscious
over half an hour. Dr. H. D. Weyburn was called and soon had the man on
the road to recovery. Dr. Weyburn said this afternoon that the man will
fully recover. This is the first case of heat prostration reported.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 19 July 1905
Rushville, N. Y. - A party of young people consisting of the
following, Misses Vera Davis, Faye Fisher, Effa Fisher, Carrie
Stewart, Mabel Stark, Margaret Williams, of this place; and Miss
Hazel Chapman of Penn Yan; and Messrs. Robert Barnes, Vernon
Squires, George Foster, Clifford Jones, Fred Torrey, Benj. Deusenbury, of
this village; and Harry Hutton of Penn Yan; also Mr. and
Mrs. William Holbrook with Mrs. Mary Green as chaperone,
are spending the week at Fisher's cottage, Canandaigua lake.
From Victor Herald 21 July 1905
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Constance Simmons, who works on Henry M.
Parmele's farm in West Bloomfield, Monday afternoon about 5 o'clock,
met with a serious accident, which will lay him up for some time. He
was drawing hay into the barn, and in some way the load tipped over and
Simmons fell to the floor, striking his head on a sill, cutting a
fearful gash in his forehead, besides badly fracturing his wrist. Dr.
Boult of Honeoye Falls was called and attended the injured man, who is
doing as well as could be expected.
William H. Cornford was pleasantly surprised, on opening his
pension envelope this month, to find that a kindly government, without
being asked, had increased his pension from ten to twelve dollars a
month, and allowed him back pay from March, 1905. Mr. Cornford was a
good soldier and deserves all that he gets.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 July 1905
George Franklin, an Italian, twenty-three years old, residing at
the corner of Jackson and Center streets was arrested at 7:45 last
by Policeman McNerney, charged with attempting to shoot John Taney of
No. 52 Center street. His case will be disposed of some time during
afternoon. According to the story told the police by Taney, he, Thomas
Murray and Daniel Claffey were crossing Lewis street near
when Franklin passed. He bumped against Taney, the act seemingly being
intent. An argument followed and Franklin threatened Taney. The latter
self defense struck the Italian in the face. Franklin then rushed
his boarding house on Jackson street and Taney returned to the Park
Very soon Franklin appeared on the east side of Exchange street
the Park hotel. He had his hand in right coat pocket, and sneeringly
any man in the big crowd that had collected across the street to come
and fight him. No one seemed inclined to accept the challenge. Patrick
Cass of Clinton street who was standing nearby called to Policeman
who was at the Central station. Franklin saw the policeman coming and
started to run with the officer in hot pursuit. Franklin dashed through
street and was out of sight when the policeman arrived there. After a
of twenty minutes, Franklin was found under a bed tick in a small
press in what is known as the "Poor House," block on Jackson street. He
badly frightened. McNerney handcuffed that man and took him to the
The prisoner's resemblance to Tony Scotzo, the murderer of Rocco
Sereva, caused a big crowd to congregate at the station and rumors
in circulation that the murderer had been captured. When searched no
weapons of any nature were found on Franklin. He was locked up. This
morning subpoenas were issued for a number of men who were witnesses of
the affair. When examined none of them would swear that they saw the
Italian have any weapon in his hand. Taney has no charge to make
against him, but because of a reputation the man is alleged to have
earned for bothering women and girls in the eastern part of the city he
will be arraigned, charged with using abusive language in that he used
vile names in addressing the crowd in front of the Park
hotel last night.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 July 1905
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Daniel Crowley, who lives on a farm three
miles north of this village, severely cut his right hand on a steel
needle of the self binder Tuesday afternoon. The palm of the hand was
badly cut and another severe wound was on the back of the hand. The
middle finger also
received a cut. Several stitches were taken in the wounds and he was
as comfortable as possible.
Shortsville, N. Y. - The annual picnic of St. Dominic's society
of Shortsville and Manchester, which was held on the High School
grounds in this village yesterday afternoon and evening, was a thorough
and complete success in every way, the weather being fine, the
attendance large and the amount of money in circulation generous. The
afternoon and evening was devoted to games and contests, dancing,
refreshments and ice cream, and the following energetic committees were
in charge: Refreshments, Mrs. John Flynn, Mrs. T. Brophy, Miss
Loretta McBouglin, Mrs. Charles Broomfield, Mrs. Murray, Mrs. Thomas
Boardman and Mrs. Paul Daly; ice cream: Mrs. Thomas
McCarthy, Miss Kinsella, Miss Mary Farrell, Mrs. Kate Dunn, Mrs. Daniel
O'Brien, Mrs. Andrew Smock, Miss Mary Clancey and Mrs.
Heffron; tables: John Connelly, Edward Shaw and James
McLoughlin; floor managers: Patrick O'Brien, Sylvester
McCarthy, Martin O'Brien, John McCarthy, David Phipps, Walter Morgan,
Frank Daly, Thomas Brophy; gate committee: James McLoughlin,
Daniel O'Brien, Philip Gilligan and Christopher Gilligan.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 July 1905
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Michael S. Durand, who lives with her
sister, Miss Myra Durand, on the Cheshire road, celebrated her
ninety-eighth birthday quietly Thursday. She is quite a remarkable
woman, being in full possession of her faculties, and able to sew and
read without glasses.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 August 1905
In Police court this afternoon Isaac Turner, of Lake
street, arrested yesterday morning by Policeman Manley on a warrant
charging third degree assault, was arraigned for sentence. The man
pleaded guilty in the crime yesterday but Judge Wyckoff deferred
sentence pending an investigation into Turner's family affairs. He
found that they were not of the pleasantest because of the failure of
the husband and father to provide life's necessities. Turner had been
working as a
painter for D. E. Moore and had some money coming. Judge Wyckoff this
afternoon made him sign an order for the money due him by
Mr. Moore payable to his wife, and then sentenced him to ten days
in jail. Turner received the most scathing lecture delivered to a
prisoner in police court in some months.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 August 1905
Stanley, N. Y. - While attempting to take a calf from a pasture
lot in which it and its mother had been grazing, Thomas R. Balis, of
Stanley, a well-known farmer was painfully injured by being attacked by
the infuriated cow yesterday. His left arm was lacerated and his left
side badly bruised. Balls had sold the calf to Louis Kroll, of the
local firm of Wilkins & Kroll, of Castle street. He was leading it
out of the lot when the cow, with head lowered, rushed at him.
Balis was taken unawares and before he could jump out of the
way was pinioned with much force against a post. Kroll and others drove
the cow off and prevented Balis from being more badly injured. The calf
was delivered to the butcher all right.
Gorham, N. Y. - David Swarthout was quite badly injured
yesterday morning while at the Lehigh depot after a barrel of salt. He
had loaded the salt into the wagon when the horse, becoming frightened
by a train, suddenly started, throwing Swarthout from the wagon wagon,
the barrel of salt falling upon him. He was at once taken to his home
and attended by Dr. A. D. Allen. No bones were broken, but he was found
to be badly bruised and his injuries will probably confine him to the
bed for several days.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 August 1905
East Bloomfield, Aug. 4 - The East Bloomfield and Holcomb Military
Band was organized Wednesday evening and the following officers were
elected; President, Peter Neenan; vice-president, F. K. McMann; secretary, Frank R. Appleton; treasurer, William V. Barks; business manager, Walter T. Bridgland; musical directors, Daniel McWilliams; assistant director, Frank R. Appleton. The band has twenty charter members.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 9 August 1905
Roy Dunham and Charles O'Reilly, two well-known young
men, had a narrow escape from drowning while sailing on the lake
Saturday afternoon. The boat was about at Stony Island when it was
struck by a gust of wind and rain capsizing it. The young men clung to
the upturned craft until their plight was recognized by lake shore
dwellers in the vicinity, who came to their rescue. When taken from the
water, although both are good swimmers, they were in an exhausted
condition. Dunham and O'Reilly walked back to town.
Sunday evening while driving in Main street, Mrs. T. P. Murray and
her sister, Miss Honora McCarthy, had a narrow escape from
serious injury. The horse which Mrs. Murray was driving shied slightly
at a Rochester & Eastern car and caught the line in some manner. As
Mrs. Murray stooped to disengage it, the horse suddenly kicked one
hoof, striking her in the left shoulder, inflicting painful bruises but
fortunately no serious injury. Miss McCarthy, in attempting to get out
of the carriage, fell beneath it and one wheel passed over her neck,
causing a painful injury. One thill of the carriage was broken but
otherwise no damage was done to the rig. The occurrence is a strange
one, as the horse has always been considered absolutely gentle and it
is thought sudden fright may have caused it to act as it did. At last
reports both ladies were recovering from their injuries and no serious
results are anticipated.
Hall, N. Y. - A party of young people will camp at Sodus this
week under the chaperonage of Mrs. J. S. Rippey of
Canandaigua. Mrs. Edna Rippey, Misses Stella Office, Lulu Fish,
Cora Clark, Messrs. Frank Rippey, Allie Rippey, Will Nichols, George
From Ontario County Journal 11 August 1905
Mrs. Louisa Ludlow, widow of Thomas Ludlow, late of Halls Corners,
once the widow of Joseph Crouch, a soldier, and subsequently the widow
of William Simmons, also a soldier, has had her pension lost by her
marriage to Ludlow, restored to her under the act of March 8, 1901, and
now draws $12 per month.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 August 1905
Gorham, N. Y. - The large black team owned by James Stokoe ran
away yesterday forenoon, causing no little excitement but no damage.
They were hitched to a lumber wagon and started from the barn about
half a mile south of the village and ran down South street through the
village to the depot and back to Main street, jumping several fences on
their way. They ran for some distance up Main street when they were
turned back and headed into the driveway west of the bridges and caught.
From Geneva Daily Times 16 August 1905
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Charles Moore, of Montana, has been in town
the past few days trying to gain some knowledge as the whereabouts of
his relatives, if any are living, who were residents of this place when
ran away from home about thirteen years ago. Moore has been unable to
definitely locate any of
them. He was related to John Moore, who died some time ago,
and the only clue he has to lead him to believe that any
of the latter family are alive is a letter written some months ago by
one of Moore's daughters, who lived here only a short time after her
father's death. In this letter the young woman wrote of her intention
to go to Montana to live. But Moore has never been able to locate her
whereabouts if she went to Montana as she expected. Moore is about 22
years of age. He and his family were living in Canandaigua about
fourteen years ago, but removed to Buffalo. A short time thereafter,
and at the age of 9 years, he started west to seek adventure, and he
has found them, having had many interesting experiences in the
wilds of Montana.
N. Y. - Another runaway occurred here yesterday afternoon. Samuel
Perry was driving a horse hitched to a light democrat containing
an undertaker's outfit with satchels and blankets. In turning round,
the horse started suddenly, throwing him out, and, taking his course
straight for home, ran the length of Main street and turned in at his
owner's driveway and ran into a stall in the barn without breaking or
injuring anything. The horse is owned by C. M. DeGraff.
Runaways are getting to be every day occurrences in this village.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 16 August 1905
Yesterday afternoon a team belonging to William Squiers, Foster
street, and attached to a heavy wagon, were left standing in front of
his residence by Mr. Squiers while he went into the house for a moment.
Some children coming along the street rattling tins frightened the
horses, which started to run. Mr. Squiers' little daughter, Mildred,
was standing near the wagon and was struck by some portion of the
rigging, injuring her about the head. She was removed to the Memorial
Hospital, where her injuries were found to be not of a serious nature,
consisting mostly of a painfully bruised ear and other bruises. The
horses were stopped after running a short distance and little damage
was done to the rig.
Last Wednesday, Judson Smith and Benjamin Eberhard, two
employees of the Interlake Telephone company, had an experience which
they will probably remember for some time and from which they were
fortunate to escape with their lives. They were driving on the west
lake shore road and when near Freer's Landing started to turn around.
The road at that place runs near a deep ravine and in turning the
wagon, was backed too far with the result that horse, wagon and men
went over the steep bank and rolled nearly fifty feet to the bottom.
Mr. Smith sustained a cracked rib and his companion was slightly
bruised, while the horse suffered a few slight cuts. The escape of the
two men from death or serious injury was little short of miraculous.
Shortsville, N. Y. - The annual reunion of the Herendeen
family will be held on Thursday at the home of Mr. O. D.
Herendeen of Farmington, and many of the descendants of Nathan
Herendeen, the head of this large family, who came to this section from
North Adams, Mass., in 1790, will be present.
Victor, N. Y. - The following party were at Sale's
Cottage near Clear View, Canandaigua lake, last week: Misses Mabel
Tallmadge of Albany; Marion King and Helen Harrington
of Manchester; Ruth Newman of Pavilion; Etna Ketchum of
Despatch; and Ida Van Vechten of Victor; Will Brayler of
Despatch; Samuel Robinson of Rochester; Everett Norton,
Seymour Bowers and George Van Vechten of this
village. Mrs. A. B. Rowley and Mrs. Julia Embry, of
this town, acted as chaperones. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rowley were
guests of the party over Sunday. Howard Stubbs also visited
the party during their stay.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 August 1905
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - William Chamberlain met with a serious
accident Tuesday afternoon when a horse kicked him in the knee,
shattering his knee pan. Mr. Chamberlain was taken to the Surgical Ward
of the Sanitarium Annex and his injuries were attended to by Dr.
Tinker. He was employed by George W. Curran on a farm just out
of the corporation which was recently purchased by Mr. Curran, who
moved here from Rochester this summer.
What might have been a serious accident occurred in this village
yesterday afternoon when a colt recently purchased by
Herbert Walters became frightened and ran away.
Mr. Walters was getting into the carriage on Crane street
in front of the hotel when the horse started. He was dragged about four
rods in the mud up the street, but escaped without any serious
injuries. The horse ran up Crane street and turned
to the right, running up West Hill where he was caught. The carriage
was completely demolished. A slight cut on the head was all the
injury Mr. Walters received.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 August 1905
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Robert Schellenger was pleasantly surprised
yesterday by a party of relatives and friends, the occasion being her
seventy-eighth birthday. The affair was quietly arranged by her
daughter, Mrs. William Vincent, and her daughter-in-law, Mrs.
Edward Schellenger, the hostess having no knowledge of the
surprise until the party appeared at her home. They were well provided
with provisions and after a repast spent the afternoon and evening
recalling pleasant memories. Of the older people present were two
sisters of Mrs. Schellenger, Mrs. Mary Fulford, who is 84
years of age and as active as a person 25 years her junior. Her other
sister, Mrs. John Earl of Rochester, is 76. Mrs. Schellenger
also has another sister, Mrs. James Warren, who lives at
New Albany, Ind., who is past her eighty-second year, and a brother,
John Eldridge, of Canandaigua, who has eighty years to his
credit. The combined ages of the four sisters and brother is exactly
400 years, and they are all now enjoying excellent health and have all
the chances to add several more years to their lives. Their father died
at the advanced age of 94.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 August 1905
John M. Sprague, of No. 112 Washington street, was arrested in
Rochester last night by Detective Scanlan, of that place, on a warrant
issued by Judge Wyckoff, in Police court, charging him with being a
disorderly person. The complainant was his wife, Lottie M. Sprague, of
this city. Sprague was brought here last night by Policeman Hawkins and
was left at the station in the custody of Acting Captain Kuney pending
the arrival of Judge Wyckoff. Sprague was inclined to be "fresh"
and curtly informed Kuney that "if the cadi didn't put in an appearance
shortly that he wouldn't wait." Kuney replied that he thought
he would, gently hinting that the alleged wife-abandoner was under
arrest, even if he didn't think he was. When Judge Wyckoff arrived the
man pleaded not guilty to the charge of abandoning his wife. He
asked permission to see her and the judge gave him one hour in which to
have some of his friends bring the wife into court. Upon hearing
this Sprague told Judge Wyckoff that he better be careful how he used
him and the judge taught the man a lesson by ordering him locked up.
This morning Sprague wanted to become reconciled to his wife and a
compromise was effected. The man paid $6.90 costs and he promised to
take Mrs. Sprague to Rochester with him. In the Flower City Sprague is
employed as foreman of the carpenters at work on a tank the Rochester
Railway company is having built on the river flats. A dispatch from
Rochester says that last night when Sprague was arrested there he made
the remark "that he would go to prison before he would support his
wife's lazy daughter." From this remark it is inferred that Mr.
Sprague married a widow with a daughter and that he and the
didn't get along very well.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 23 August 1905
Reed's Corners, N. Y. - The annual Pierce family picnic was
held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Pierce of this place on
Saturday last. Seven brothers of Mr. Pierce were present with their
wives and children and grandchildren. There were over sixty present and
a general good time was enjoyed. the following members were present: Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Pierce, Grace, Leverne, Dora, Howard, Clifford Pierce of
East Bloomfield; Mr. and Mrs. James Pierce, Bristol; Mr.
and Mrs. Roy Hurlburt and Olive Hurlburt of Gorham; Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. Adrian C. Brando, Lois, Mildred,
Pauline, Marjorie and Jessie Brando of Academy; Mr.
and Mrs. Francis M. Pierce, Mark and Henry Pierce of
Bristol Center; Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Pierce, Jessie, Mable, Leon,
Rollin Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. George Pierce, Howard, Irene, Clarence,
Ruth, Marion, Esther, Lois Pierce; Mr. and Mrs. Leighton Pierce, John,
Gilbert Pierce, Ray FitzMorris, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Pierce, Anna,
Nellie, Fred, Frank, Charles, Nathan, Glenn Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel
Pierce, Lulu and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Pierce, all of
An awful condition of affairs existed last week in the family of Homer
Cotton, in the town of Farmington, east of this village. The
father of the family has been ill and unable to work. The home is small
and unhealthfully situated in a swamp. Last week the dreaded disease of
scarlet fever broke out in the home and the baby died. The father and
four children were all suffering with the disease at the same time.
They were destitute and the poor mother, who was weakened from the loss
of food and overwork, was unable to properly care for the sick ones.
The town authorities were informed of the terrible condition of the
family and immediately took action to relieve the suffering. The dead
child was buried and the entire family taken to the Memorial hospital
at Canandaigua to be cared for.
Honeoye, N. Y. - Last Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock
about 40 relatives, neighbors and old friends gathered at the home of Charles
E. Reed to help celebrate his 66th birthday. With a few exceptions
the guests were over 60 years of age. David A. Pierpont was
the oldest guest, his age being about 90 years. The guests from
out-of-town were Horace Gilbert and Mrs. Philip Reed, both
of Lima; and Mrs. Sherman Westshaver of Wheeling, W. Geneva.
Mrs. Reed received many beautiful flowers, one box of flowers given by Mrs.
Clinton S. Ashley, was found to contain an original poem.
Daily Times 30 August 1905
Phelps, N. Y. - Edward Smith, a farmer living three miles
north west of Phelps, fell from the roof of his residence where he was
at work yesterday and fractured four ribs, one of them being broken in
two places. He fell a distance of sixteen
feet. Dr. L. P. Conley, of Clifton Springs, was summoned from
Canandaigua where he was attending an operation.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 30 August 1905
Mrs. George Chamberlain, who resides near Cheshire, attempted
suicide last Friday evening by taking a dose of Paris green. Dr. O. J.
Hallenbeck was hurriedly summoned by telephone and together with Dr.
John Hutchens of Cheshire, succeeded in administering treatment which
it is thought will be successful as the young woman who is only
twenty-three years of age is still alive and at last reports was
progressing favorably. Grief over the death of her husband who
succumbed to heart disease the Monday previous while chasing a runaway
horse is given as the reason for the attempted suicide.
From Geneva Daily Times 31 August 1905
Roy Noble, a driver in employ of H. L. McDuffie, of this city, was
severely shocked by the electric storm yesterday morning. When the
storm broke he was driving a team of horses attached to an empty wagon
on a cross road between the Carter road and Exchange street, about
three miles from the city. The storm had only been in progress a few
minutes when the lightning stuck a telephone pole within a rodof
Noble and his team. Noble
was thrown head first out of the wagon and both of the horses were
stunned, one of them falling to the ground. It was some minutes before
the downpour of rain revived Noble. Upon opening his eyes he saw that
one of the horses was down. At first he thought it was
dead, but on shaking its head he saw that it was alive. After
considerable work he was finally able to get the horse on its feet.
After getting his wagon and harness to rights, Noble took notice of the
pole which was shattered. It was less than fifteen feet from the wagon
From Victor Herald 1 September 1905
On Saturday, August 26th, the third annual reunion of the Appleton
family was held at the pleasant country homestead of Richard
Appleton at Centerfield. The day was an ideal one for the
occasion. There were eighty-five members of the family present, of whom
Mrs. Abram Clapper, aged 70 years, of Farmington, was the
oldest, and Frances Dorothy, the 7 months old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Earl Appleton, was the youngest. The guests assembled
early in the day and the various committees were kept busy until the
noon hour when a bounteous dinner was served. After this a business
meeting was held, at which the following officers and committees for
the ensuing year were chosen: President, Richard Appleton; vice-president,
William Appleton; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. John M.
Jopson; chairman of committee on refreshments, Mrs. A. L.
Clapper; chairman of literary committee, Mrs. William Tooley; chairman
of committee on location, John M. Jopson; chairman of
committee on sports, Fred R. Clapper.
In the afternoon, a varied program of sports was carried out, the
following persons carrying off first honors: shooting contest, Carl
Appleton; peanut race for children, Raymond Appleton; potato
race, Earl Appleton; nail-driving contest for ladies, Mrs.
John Jopson; clothes-pin race for children (boys against the
girls) won by the girls; clothes-pin race for adults, won by the men;
100-yard dash, Emmett Finagan; putting the shot, Dr.
William B. Clapper. Nines were chosen for a ball game, the side
captained by Clarence Tooley winning by a score of 9 to 6.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 September 1905
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Yesterday morning George J. McNeill, an
employe of the Lisk Manufacturing Company, met with a horrible accident
while at work. Sulphuric acid, blown with great pressure through a
broken faucet, struck him in the face, breast and right arm. A
physician gave temporary relief and McNeill was
later removed to his home. It is believed that his eyes are uninjured.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 September 1905
An exciting runaway occurred in Seneca street shortly before 2
o'clock this afternoon. A team of horses owned by Sidney A. Ritter broke
away and ran up Seneca street throwing Mr. Ritter and Harvey Case, who
was riding with him. Both men escaped injury. Mr. Case had just
accepted an invitation from Mr. Ritter to take a ride and got into the
wagon at the lower end of Seneca street. When the team was in front of
Fitzwater's shoe store, one
of the horses became frightened and kicked over the tongue. With this
the horses started to run and both men jumped. Mr. Case was thrown to
the pavement but escaped with a few bruises. Ritter landed on his feet.
The tongue of the wagon broke, which freed the horses from the wagon.
They ran nearly up the hill where they stopped and fell as they turned
onto Main street. They were caught shortly after they fell.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 13 September 1905
Ptomaine poisoning caused, it is thought, by eating cottage cheese
which was served at their Sunday dinner, came near causing the death of
Mrs. Charles Brocklebank, Main street north, and her two
children, Dorothea, 12-years old, and Eliot, 9-years old. Dorothea was
taken very sick about five o'clock and shortly afterward Mrs.
Brocklebank and Eliot were seized with same symptoms. Mr. Brocklebank,
who had not eaten of the cheese, hurriedly summoned Dr. Warner. On
arriving at the house, the doctor realized the danger of the case and
immediately telephoned for Dr. Armstrong and a nurse. The doctors and
the nurse worked steadily until midnight to save the lives of the
victims. At one time the pulse of the girl became so weak that
injections of nitroglycerine were administered. The sufferers who are
reported to be on the road to recovery will be confined to their beds
for some time by the severity of the attack.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 September 1905
William Arnold and his daughter, Cora, of No. 313 Lake street,
were arrested this morning by Chief Kane charged with third degree
assault, the complainant being Mary Hobson of No. 233 Lake
street who alleges that the Arnolds viciously assaulted her Saturday
night. The Arnolds were given an immediate arraignment. They pleaded
not guilty and demanded a jury trial. Judge Wyckoff set the trial for
next Monday morning at 9:30. The Arnolds are said by residents of Lake
street to be "holy terrors" and inhabitants of the lake front in
general are afraid of them. They do not deny attacking the Hobson woman
but claim they did so in self defense. Mrs. Hobson came to the police
station Saturday night with blood streaming from wounds in her head. A
physician had to dress her injuries.
From Geneva Daily
Times 20 September 1905
George W. Proctor, of No. 43 Tillman street, who wandered away
from home, was found yesterday afternoon about 5 o'clock near the
"Glass Factory" bay, along the tracks of the New York Central by some
track hands. He was in a dilapidated state and showed evidence of
having put in a bad night. He was conveyed to his home.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 September 1905
Henry Loomis, one
of Geneva's oldest residents, left last evening on the 8:57 o'clock New
York Central train for Hartford, Conn., to attend a reunion of the
Loomis Family Association of America, which is held today in that city.
The family is descended from Joseph Loomis of Braintree, England, who
came to America in the ship Susan and Ellen in 1638 and settled near
Windsor, Conn. Henry Loomis is now the only survivor of the old Loomis
stock in this part of the state. His father, Jerome Loomis, was born in
1756, and came to this state, June 1, 1788. Among the prominent living
members of the Loomis family are the former Governors McLean and
Bulkeley of Connecticut, former Assistant Secretary of State, Francis
Prof. Elisha S. Loomis of Berea, O., Prof. Eben J. Loomis of Amherst
and Frederick Law Loomis, the well-known landscape architect.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 September 1905
Stephen W. Hopkins, of No. 43 Genesee street, gave a reception
yesterday afternoon from 4 to 6 o'clock in honor of his eighty-fifth
birthday. Nearly 150 of his friends from all parts of the city
called and congratulated him. As the guests came in they were received
by Mr. Hopkins assisted by G. Chase. Other ladies who assisted by
serving were Mrs. S. K. Nester, Mrs. Albert H. Herendeen, Mrs. William
L. Herendeen, Mrs. Grove R. Watson, Mrs. Charles S.
Burrall, Mrs. O. G. Chase, Mrs. W. W. Hopkins, Mrs. William Wilson and
Miss Florence Hubbard. Mr. Hopkins was formerly a business man
in Boston and upon his retirement from business in 1871 came to this
city. Since his residence here he has been active in the North
church and also deeply interested in the affairs of the Geneva City
From Geneva Daily Times 2 October 1905
In a desperate hand
to hand conflict at the Argerine streetcrossing of
the Rochester & Eastern in the town of Hopewell late Saturday night
James McDonald of Canandaigua, formerly a driver for the United
States Express company here, received several dangerous knife wounds in
his left leg and face. His
assailant was Herman Littow, a farm hand. McDonald is expected
to recover although he is very weak today from loss of blood. Littow
was captured on the farm of James Buchan in
the town of Hopewell last night by Sheriff Flynn and Deputy Jay
Mahoney. He was arraigned before the town justice and was held for the
grand jury. Sheriff Flynn is today engaged in securing witnesses so
that Littow's case can be considered by the jury now in session at
Canandaigua. According of the report at the sheriff's office,
the man were intoxicated and the fight that resulted in the stabbing
was occasioned by some of the drunken utterances of the participants.
McDonald is quite well known here. For a time, previous to
1900, he was an employe of the Willard State Hospital. His people
live in Ovid.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 October 1905
Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
About sixty relatives and friends gathered at
the home of R. H. Jones on Wednesday evening to celebrate his
eightieth birthday. Mr. Jones, who is one of the oldest residents of
this vicinity, was born on the farm he now owns,
which is situated about two and one-half miles southwest of this
village. His grandfather, Richard Jones, came to this part of the
country from Montgomery County, Md., about September 15, 1805,
bringing with him his wife, three sons, Amos, Henry and Thomas and
two daughters, Polly and Nancy. He also brought twenty-seven negroes
with him as his slaves. On arriving here the family located on what
is known as the Tillott farm, east of this village, remaining there
until December 9, 1805 when Elihu Root deeded to him the farm which his
grandson now owns, he paying for the same eleven dollars per acre. This
farm, as it was nearly upon the street and was paid for in silver,
hence the name of Silver street.
Noticeable among the guests were a brother, George D. Jones,
eighty-seven years old; a sister, Mrs. Mary Hanna, aged seventy-six;
and three cousins, Mrs. Elizabeth Cost, aged eighty-nine;
WAndrew. Jones, aged eighty-two; and Mrs. Susan Whitney, aged eighty.
From Victor Herald 13 October 1905
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - The young people of the town met at the
home of Milton E. Lamb, Saturday evening, to organize a
society and they voted to name it the "Happy Hustlers." The officers
are: President, Milton E. Lamb; vice-president, Mabel
Conn; secretary, Grace A. Lamb; treasurer, Fred
Rigney; by-law committee, Harriet Hewitt, Fred Rigney; entertainment
committee, Harriet Hewitt, Leila Elton, Vera Case, Ruby
Conn, Agnes Rigney, Myril Chatt; musical committee, Marian
Griffin, Myrta Coleman, Rachel Dixon, Imogene Webb; initiation
committee, Flossy Warren, Sybil Conn, Ruth Warren, John Rigney,
James Courneen, Edward Chatt.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 October 1905
Rushville, N. Y. - When Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Paddock returned
Sunday evening from a visit with friends at Prattsburg, they found a
surprise that was anything but pleasant, awaiting them. That morning
their only child, James, a lad of about sixteen years, while handling a
gun and illustrating to a boy companion how it could be loaded, placed
a shell in position and accidentally pressed
the trigger. The charge passed through his right foot and also
through the kitchen floor. The hired man immediately brought him to Dr.
Halstead's office, who found the second toe so badly mutilated that he
removed it, while the third and great toes were considerably injured.
The boy is now confined to his bed.
Manchester, N. Y. - Isaac
P. Reed, of this village, a veteran of the Civil war, has in his
possession a war relic which he has carried for over forty years. It is
an old-fashioned brown leather pocketbook, which, before coming into
his possession, was the property of a Union soldier who was either
killed on the field or died in Emory Hospital at Washington, D. C., but
Mr. Reed has never been able to locate his relatives. On one of the
inside pockets of the book, written in ink, is the name of George
Freeman, Company M. C. O V. Cavalry. Mr. Reed was a member of the
24th New York Cavalry and on June 17, 1864, at the battle of
Petersburg, was wounded eight times and nearly dead when he received
medical aid. After some time in the south, he was transferred to the
Emory Hospital at Washington.
Mr. Reed came into possession of this pocketbook at this hospital,
where it was the custom to sell the belongings of dead soldiers at
public auction once each month, the sale taking place in the chapel,
and on March 11, 1865, Mr. Reed was able to attend one of these
auctions and purchased for a quarter of a dollar a pair of trousers
which was found to contain this pocketbook and an old-fashioned 25-cent
From Geneva Daily Times 1 November 1905
Manchester, N. Y. - Antonio Rotundio, an Italian residing in this
village, who conducts a small store with a saloon attached, where
temperance drinks only are supposed to be sold, was arrested Monday
evening by Sheriff Flynn, of Canandaigua, on the charge of selling
liquor without a license. He was arraigned before Justice Dorman H.
Coates, before whom he pleaded not guilty and asked for an examination.
The case was adjourned until Wednesday, November 8. Rotundio being
released upon bail. District Attorney Robert F. Thompson appeared for
the people. This arrest is a
part of the crusade against the selling of intoxicating drinks
that is now being waged in this town.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 8 November 1905
On Wednesday, Nov. 1st, Mrs. Henry Nelson, a resident of
West Gibson street, who was made blind in August, 1904, by being
poisoned by carpet rags, which she was handling, underwent an operation
at the Homeopathic Hospital in Buffalo, under the knife of Dr. F. Park
Lewis. From the latest reports the operation was very successful. The
heartiest wishes are expressed for the recovery of Mrs. Nelson's
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - While driving home from Honeoye
Falls Monday last, George Murphy had quite an experience. The
king bolt dropped out of the evener, which frightened the horses and
caused them to run away. Mr. Murphy was quite seriously hurt, one leg
was badly bruised, besides he received two or three scalp wounds, some
of which required several stitches. But we are glad to state that the
patient is rapidly improving.
From Geneva Daily Times
13 November 1905
Shortsville, N. Y. - Gerelle Ridley, a well-known resident of this
village, while assisting in the wood room of the Empire Drill Works,
ran his left hand against a plane which cut away a large portion of the
fleshy part of the hand, inflicting a very severe injury. Mr. Ridley
was working in that room only for the day, and today was to have been
transferred to work with which he is familiar.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 15 November 1905
Shortsville, N. Y. - Otis Walters, a teamster of this
village, had a narrow escape from serious injury and perhaps death, on
Wednesday afternoon. He was carrying a large roll of wire fencing from
the freight house to its destination, when the wagon struck a hollow on
Main street, the wire rolled off, the horses became frightened and
started up, and Walters was thrown over the front of the wagon, between
the whiffletree and the wagon box, in such a way that he was held
there. The horses ran as far as the post office, when one of them fell,
and bystanders held the other one until Walters was extricated. He was
considerably shaken up, but otherwise uninjured. Onlookers expected
that he would surely be killed and his escape seems almost miraculous.
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. James Sullivan, who resides in
Cherry street, was thrown from her carriage on Tuesday afternoon of
last week near the N. Y. C. tracks on Maple avenue by the starting of
her horse, which was frightened at an approaching train, She suffered
the fracture of her collar bone and three ribs. She was taken to the
Memorial hospital at Canandaigua.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 November 1905
Fred Raymond, Phelps blacksmith, is confined to the house with
severe injuries inflicted while attempting to drive an unruly horse.
The horse is one that he recently purchased from E. P. Ryan and is
known as "Dolly the Grey Mare" and "will not stand without hitching."
While Mr. Raymond, assisted by a couple of young men, were putting the
harness on the animal a few days ago, they were given a lively tussle.
While one of the young men, Thomas Bissell, was holding it by
it raised its head full length in the air and came down full force on
the top of his head inflicting three or four ugly scalp wounds. After
the horse had been harnessed, Mr. Raymond attempted to get into the
carriage, but caught his leg on the step which frightened the horse. As
it started to run away, Mr. Raymond fell to the ground, both wheels
passing over his body. The horse ran but a short distance. Mr. Raymond
was considerably shaken up but no bones were broken.
From Victor Herald 8 December 1905
The annual family reunion of the descendants of Cyrus F. Rugg was
held Thanksgiving Day, November 30th, at the old homestead, now the
resident of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Rugg. The following were
present: Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Rugg and daughter, Maude;
George Rugg, Clarence Rugg and William Rugg, all of
Rochester; Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Ransom and daughter, Gladys; Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Brokenshire and daughter, Marjorie; Mr. and Mrs. Norman
Ransom, all of Despatch.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 14 December 1905
The Wilson triplets have been named: Alice Roosevelt, Marian Howard, and Ethel Gillespie Wilson. Mother
and children are prospering physically, but the family's financial
situation is deplorable. There are three other young children, a married
16-year-old daughter with early maternal prospects, whose husband is
out of work and also living with the Wilsons, and the only income is Mr.
Wilson's common laborer wages.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 20 December 1905
The local bartenders union has elected the following officers:
President, Daniel Higgins; vice-president, Gurney Engert; secretary
and treasurer, William Raymond; recording secretary, Louis
Hilborn; chaplain, Henry Griffin; inspector, C.
McCarthy; inside guard, William Sweeney.
Saturday night while Frank Benham, Charles Townsend and Charles
Johnson were fishing in the lake, their boat was overturned and a
desperate struggle for life was experienced. Their cries for help were
heard by Elmer Doolittle and Ray Nicholson who were
fishing nearby and went to the scene just in time to save the men and
with great difficulty reached the shore. The unconscious men were taken
to the nearest farm house and after hours of hard work were finally
brought out of danger.
Holcomb, N. Y. - On Monday afternoon at a meeting of the
Women's Relief Corps the following officers were elected: President, Mrs.
C. E. Taylor; senior vice president, Mrs. S. Mayo; junior
vice president, Mrs. Charles Page; chaplain, Mrs. Urania
Parsons; treasurer, Mrs. George Burrell; conductor, Miss
Nellie Emmons; guard, Mrs. Frank Barks.
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