From Canandaigua Chronicle 3 January 1906
Stanley, N. Y. - George Hanna, one of our rural mail carriers, met
with a bad runaway accident near the Northern Central depot Thursday
evening. His horse became frightened and dashed across the lawn at the
home of Jeremiah Driscoll. He ran into a tree, the carriage
was badly damaged and Mr. Hanna was thrown out and his shoulder
dislocated and broken.
Shortsville, N. Y. - The following officers were elected
at the annual meeting of the Modern Woodmen of America, No. 9471, of
Shortsville: Venerable Consul, Charles Broomfield; Worthy
Adviser, Gerelle Ridley; Clerk, Fletcher A. Kipp; Banker,
A. A. Warrillow; Manager, Clarence D. Bentley.
Shortsville, N. Y. - A good deal of excitement was caused
in Manchester Village last Wednesday when Masters Leo and Thomas
Pulling, aged eleven and eight years, fell into the Manchester
Pond, a short distance from the Manchester Mill. This pond is very
deep, and the boys escape from death is almost miraculous. They were
playing with their sled on the ice, which was thin, when the
treacherous sheet broke, and both boys were plunged into the icy water.
As fate would have it, a beer keg, standing on the ice, fell into the
same opening and the boys had presence of mind enough to catch hold of
this buoy and were so enabled to keep their heads above water until
help arrived. When their cries were heard, many rushed to the scene of
the accident, but the slipperiness of the ice made it impossible to
throw a rope to the little ones. Finally a boy was sent across the
sheet, who carried the rope and the boys were drawn from the water
From Canandaigua Chronicle 10 January 1906
Academy, N. Y. - The Bristol Springs band elected officers for the
coming year last Wednesday night. F. B. Holcomb was chosen
president; Albert Standish, leader; W. C. Hemmenway secretary
From Canandaigua Chronicle 17 January 1906
Monday morning a young man, James Cooper by name, who was
looking after his traps on a hill east of Bristol Center, came upon the
skeleton of a man lying face down, evidently where the man has fallen,
near a large root over which it appears he might have stumbled.
Clothing found nearby served to make possible the identification of the
remains as those of William McClarey, a Canandaigua man who
has been missing since about the 5th of August last and for whom a
search extending practically all over the county has been made by his
relatives assisted by Sheriff Flynn and his deputies.
McClarey left the home of his son-in-law, Michael F. Murphy, with
whom he resided in this village, on the24th of July last and went to
the farm of William Bradt, near Cheshire, where he helped for
a few days in the harvest work upon the farm. From Bradt's place he
suddenly disappeared and although thorough search was made for him no
trace was ever found until his skeleton was discovered Monday morning
divested of every particle of flesh by the action of the elements and
probably also by the beasts and birds. McClarey some time prior to his
disappearance had not been regarded as being sound mentally, and it is
thought that he wandered away from the farm while temporarily deranged
and becoming lost in the fields, walked aimlessly about until he may
have stumbled over the large root which lay near where the skeleton was
found, and fell never to rise again. Of course, the direct cause of his
death is purely conjectural, as he may have died from sheer physical
exhaustion or may have fallen victim to heart disease, as he was not in
good health physically at the time of his disappearance.
The place where the body was found was on the farm of Egbert Hicks,
near a lonely wood road seldom traveled. Mr. Cooper, after
discovering the remains which as above stated lay face downward and
with the hands partly folded beneath the body, notified Coroner Barton
T. McDowell, who however decided that an inquest was unnecessary, both
Mr. Bradt, on whose farm Mr. McClarey was last seen alive, and M.
F. Murphy, McClary's son-in-law, identifying the clothing as that
worn by McClarey. The remains were brought to Canandaigua Monday and
were taken to the O'Leary undertaking rooms, and yesterday afternoon
the funeral was held from the rooms, interment being in Calvary
cemetery. McClarey is survived by a wife and one daughter, Mrs. M. F.
Murphy, both of this village, and a sister, Mrs. Tyrrell, who resides
in Cleveland, Ohio.
The mystery surrounding his disappearance was one of the most profound
with which the authorities of this section were ever confronted, and
great sympathy is felt for the unfortunate man who met his death upon
the lonely hillside as well as for the remaining relatives who were
untiring in their efforts to discover his whereabouts until further
search seemed hopeless.
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 11 January 1906
Hall's Corners, N. Y. - The annual meeting of the Seneca
Detective Association was held at Halls Corners last Saturday evening
at which time the following directors were elected for the ensuing
year: D. W. Edie, D. M. Dixon, E. Haslett, J. W. Hall and
James Ritchie. The directors organized with the following
officers: President - D. W. Edie; vice-president - J. W.
Hall; secretary, E. Haslett; treasurer - James
Ritchie; manager of the hall of the Association - D.
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 1 February 1906
Patrick Corcoran had his right arm badly crushed in a cog wheel at
the Summit Stove Works yesterday, while operating a machine for
cleaning castings. The arm may have to be amputated.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 14 February 1906
George West, the oldest cartman in the village, has sold his
carting business to James Mooney. Mr. West has long been a
familiar figure about town and has been engaged in the carting business
for a great many years. His retirement from active service gives the
honor of being the oldest cartman in service on the street to Patrick
From Victor Herald 16 February 1906
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - A party of aged persons whose
combined ages totalled 493 years met at dinner on February 1st at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Steele. The following is the list
of those in attendance and their age: Mrs. E. S. Goodwin, 82; Mrs.
Edna Steele, 62; Mrs. H. G. Steele, 63; H. G. Steele,
72; J. S. Steele, 79; H. R. Steele, 56; T. J.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 21 February 1906
Shortsville, N. Y. - The following overseers of highways
have been appointed by Highway Commissioner George McCabe, for
the districts in the Town of Manchester: Fred D. Cross, James
DeVoll, M. H. Murphy, Harvey N. Short, G. M. Vandevort, C. E. Fox,
Henry C. Hill, Ezra Grinnell, A. E. Smith, Frank Kinney, Joel Bishop,
W. VanArsdale, Otis Bird, E. G. Howland, J. N. Sawyer, Thomas
Hinde, L. H. Aldrich, J. Driscoll, William Haw, Albert Hackett, George
Warner, William Sampson, John Beck, Horace E. Allen, William DeCann,
Edward Tanghee, John Cooke, Richard Hinde, Alexander Warfield, Peter
VanDerwall, Frank Masslyn, Joseph Case, S. M. Short, John DeBrock,
Stephen Yorton, Albert Vienna, George Mertz, Henry Bedett, John C.
Parker, A. C. Cotton, Joseph Warner, Michael Carey, Patrick O'Brien,
Fred Floodman, A. E. LaRud, Alvin H. Dewey, N. Richardson, B. W.
Baggerly, James Curran, J. H. Latting, F. L. Mink, Martin Kommer,
Edward DeWeaver, E. W. Smith, Thomas Rolland, James Inglis, Justus W.
Gurney, C. R. Sawyer, George Hack, S. Abenshine, Martin Robine, F. J.
Ryan, F. W. Barker.
Shortsville, N. Y. - William E. Warner of Manchester was
severely scalded about the face and hands on Friday while engaged in
his duties as air inspector for the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company. He
was underneath a car attempting to connect the steam pipe with a piece
of hose in each hand when some one in the engine turned on the steam.
He will be incapacitated for labor for some time to come.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 28 February 1906
Yesterday afternoon, Mrs. Susan Rice, Gibson street,
celebrated the 88th anniversary of her birth. About fifty friends
called during the course of the afternoon to offer their
congratulations to the old lady whose birthday thus passed off very
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 1 March 1906
There was in interment in the old Pulteney street cemetery last
week, the only one since the interment of Mrs. M. A. Abbey some
years ago when that good old lady was placed to rest beside the grave
of her father, Aaron Young. That is our oldest burial plot,
and should receive more attention than any of the others because our
first and most prominent citizens were buried there. What a story could
be made up of each.
Canandaigua Chronicle 14 March 1906
Rushville, N. Y. - Last Monday while a telephone was being
placed in the home of Ed. Jaqua, two and one-half miles east
of the village, Holden Torrey jumped to the ground as the
ladder on which he was standing slipped. He fell in such a manner as to
break the bones and badly bruise one foot. He was carried home
immediately and Dr. A. T. Halstead was summoned.
Stanley, N. Y. - Broderick Davidson met with a painful accident
Saturday morning while drawing wood on the farm of Mrs. Susan Wood.
The wagon tipped suddenly, striking against Mr. Davidson and
throwing him to the ground. One leg was bruised where the wheel passed
over it and the left collar bone was broken twice. Dr. Selover was
called and reduced the fracture. Mr. Davidson is improving but it will
be some time before he will be able to work.
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 15 March 1906
Mr. Arthur Hammond has a list of nineteen Geneva men who are now
past the age of 80 years. The oldest of these, and the oldest man in
Geneva is Joseph Robinson, born in March, 1818, William
Smith following in September of that same year. The two men who
arrived at the greatest
age were David Barron of Seneca and Elbridge Dakin, the
aged 95 years, and the latter nearly 91 years.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 21 March 1906
Early last week Clarence Salisbury, a respected farmer of
the town of Seneca, who has recently been examined by experts and
pronounced incompetent, learned that it had been decided to send him to
Willard State hospital, and he consequently left his home which on the
farm of Supervisor Clarence T. Ottley and made his way to Phelps, where
he has a brother living. Sheriff Flynn was notified of Salisbury's
action and was asked to trace him. The sheriff went to Phelps Thursday
noon, and on his arrival there, he learned that the man he was looking
for had passed him on a train enroute to Rochester. The officer
immediately went to Rochester where he found Salisbury at the home of
another brother. Salisbury is about 45 years old and has a wife and a
family of three children.
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 22 March 1906
Jake Vanderhoof of Manchester claims to own a crow that will talk.
It is ten years old and tame, domesticated as a kitten.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 4 April 1906
Academy, N. Y. - Tuesday, March 27, while cutting wood for E.
N. Coye, Lester Tally had a narrow escape from losing his arm; he
slipped and fell on the saw cutting his forearm to the bone. Dr. B. T.
McDowell dressed the arm and it was necessary to take five stitches to
close the wound. The saw was running at a high rate of speed and Mr.
Tally is fortunate that he did not lose the arm entirely.
From Victor Herald 6 April 1906
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - At the annual meeting of United
Legion, No. 1048, held on Wednesday evening, the following officers
were elected: President, Fred DeBow; Vice-president, Mrs.
I. T. Partridge; Chaplain, Miss Nellie Emmons; Secretary,
L. Van Buren; Treasurer, C. F. Zimmerman; Conductor, Louis
Leete; Guard, George Mountain; Sentinel, William
Monahan; Organist, F. R. Appleton; Degree Master, William
From Victor Herald 13 April 1906
Ernest Turner, who lives about three miles east of this village,
left a team standing alone near the trolley station Saturday morning,
while he attended to some business in the vicinity. The horses, usually
of the steadiest demeanor, became frightened at some object and started
on a mad dash up the street toward the business section of the village.
They headed straight for Gallup's store but were turned aside and ran
onto the lawn to the east of the store, bringing up against the fence
at its upper side, where they were captured. Mr. Turner declared that
it greatly surprised him to find that the animals were capable of any
such rapid gait. No damage was done.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 25 April 1906
While James L. Bates and Frank Ferguson were
driving down Main street last Thursday evening, the horse became
frightened at the light on the front of the trolley car and jumped in
front of the car throwing Mr. Bates and Mr. Ferguson out upon the
pavement. The horse was caught on the car fender but escaped without
injury. Mr. Bates was seriously bruised and is confined to the bed at
his home in West Gibson street.
In last Sunday's Buffalo Express, in connection with an article
dealing with photographs of families in which are shown five and six
generations, the paper shows a group photo of J. P. Ward of
Avoca, his daughter, Mrs. I. Dillenbeck of the same village;
her daughter, Mrs. E. W. Monagle, Mrs. Monagle's daughter, Mrs.
Fred J. Tate and Mrs. Tate's young daughter, Helen Mary. The
latter three all reside in Canandaigua.
Victor, N. Y. - On Sunday morning, Ray W.
VanDenbergh, accompanied by his young son, was driving on East
Main street when his horse became frightened at the approach of an
automobile and started to run. Mr. VanDenbergh pulled upon the reins
with great force, and they suddenly broke, the horse leaping forward
with terrific speed. The driver was helpless to stop the animal.
Fruitless efforts were made by lookers on to stop the horse but he
continued on his mad race. Mr. VanDenbergh saw that death or injury was
almost inevitable, and before the horse turned into the driveway on
West Main street, he grabbed the boy in his arms and safely jumped to
the ground. It was an almost miraculous escape. Persons who witnessed
the affair were greatly excited, as it seemed nearly impossible that
the horse could continue his run without coming in contact with some
obstacle, smashing the wagon and seriously injuring the occupants.
Manchester, N. Y. - Michael Corkran, aged eight years,
Wednesday afternoon had the misfortune to break his leg in two places.
The boys have a habit of catching on the back of wagons and when
catching hold with their hands, throwing up their feet to rest on the
axle. Michael was trying the trick but instead of getting his feet on
the axle of the carriage, he threw one of them between the spokes of
one of the wheels, with the result that his leg is broken between the
hip and knee; also between the knee and ankle. It is also feared he is
injured internally. The man was driving slowly, the top of his carriage
was up and he entirely unconscious of the boy or his peril until the
screams of the other boys aroused him. He at once stopped his horse and
with much difficulty succeeded in getting the boy's leg out of the
wheel after which he carried him home.
Manchester, N. Y. - Rural mail carrier, Charles
Harrington, has a surprise last Saturday afternoon. He was on his
return trip through Farmington, when at Mr. Hudson's place, about two
and one-half miles west of this village, he got out of the wagon to
pick up a paper he had dropped, the horse started on a run leaving Mr.
Harrington as spectator. The horse came directly home without accident
until it entered the barn when the mail cart was overturned and badly
broken. Another horse was immediately harnessed to go in search of Mr.
Harrington. When found he was near Mrs. Brewster's crossing. He reached
home in this village in time to get the mail to the Shortsville office.
Manchester, N. Y. - Ephraim Wilbur, a farmer who resides
two miles north of this village, met with a serious accident while
going to Shortsville Wednesday morning. He was driving a team of horses
attached to a lumber wagon; as he turned at the four corners down Main
street the belt which fastened the whiffletree evener came out and the
team started to run with the pole down and one horse drawing the wagon.
Mr. Wilbur attempted to stop them by turning into a door yard, the
wagon was overturned and he was caught in such a way that his flesh was
torn from his ribs and it is thought he is injured internally.
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 26 April 1906
A serious accident happened at the basket factory, in Hall's
Friday afternoon. Manager Hugh Rapalee attempted to remove a
belt before the machinery was stopped. He was caught by the hand and
around the shaft, breaking his arm below the elbow and injuring him
otherwise. It is feared he was injured internally. He was removed to
home in Geneva, accompanied by Dr. Robinson.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 2 May 1906
Manchester, N. Y. - Joseph Warner, who resides north of this
village, is suffering from several broken ribs and other painful
injuries, the result of being thrown from his buggy down an embankment,
between his home and Palmyra. The horse was also injured and the buggy
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Caroline Gallup celebrated her 82nd birthday
last week. Mrs. Gallup is unusually active for one of her years. She
enjoys good health and takes great interest in affairs of the day, and
especially in the Presbyterian church, in which she has always been an
earnest worker. She has taught a class in the Sunday school for sixty
years. Mrs. Gallup is a woman of fine character, a sweet disposition
and is beloved by all who knew her.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 16 May 1906
Academy, N. Y. - One day last week as Joseph Fox, Jr., was
coming home from Canandaigua, his team became frightened and started to
run. Mr. Fox kept control of the horses till the tongue came down and,
running into the ground, brought the rig to a standstill so suddenly
that it threw Mr. Fox to the ground with such force as to render him
unconscious for a short time. The fall broke one rib, threw his
shoulder out of joint and cut a bad gash in his chin which required
three stitches to close. The horses ran from Bristol street nearly to
Cheshire before they were stopped. Mr. Fox is doing as well as could be
expected at present.
Academy, N. Y. - What might have been a serious accident turned
out fortunately last Saturday night. W. C. Hemenway was
returning home from band rehearsal and having a lantern on the dash
board of his buggy, he was unable to see the approaching rig of Martin
Haskell of Cheshire until the two carriages were almost in
collision. Mr. Haskell in trying to avoid a smashup turned out of the
road and drove off a bank, upsetting his carriage and breaking the
harness in such a manner as to free the horse which ran a short
distance until it was stopped by Mr. Hemenway.
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - James Curran, in the west part of
the town, met with a serious accident a few days ago. In company with
his father, Dennis Curran, he was chopping in the woods when
by accident the father struck the ax into the elbow of the son,
inflicting a wound which may cause the arm to be permanently stiff.
From Clifton Springs Press 24 May 1906
On Friday afternoon last, while Jacob Simmons was operating a drop press in the Judd & Leland factory, he caught the end of his right thumb in the press, cutting it off.
On Saturday last, at the New York Central freight house, W. H. McGinnis caught one of his legs between two boxes and injured the same quite badly, but he is still able to be on duty.
On Saturday last, William H. Madden's bus team came very near running away on Main street. They were frightened by some performing bears. G. A. Durkee, who
was riding on the seat with the driver, jumped to the ground, but was
not seriously injured. The men with the bears were ordered out of town
by Village President Baldwin and left rather unwillingly.
From Victor Herald 25 May 1906
Mrs. Katherine Frost celebrated very quietly her eighty-third
birthday on Sunday of this week at her home on East Main street in this
village. Mrs. Frost enjoys very good health for one of her years and is
still fully able to attend unaided to the duties of her household.
From Victor Herald 8 June 1906
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - The following named pupils of Miss
Belle Chapin will render selections at the piano recital to be
held in the Congregational church Friday evening, June 8th: Miss
Lizzie Rawlins, Miss Gertrude Hinman, Miss Rose Courneen, Miss Verna
Duffy, Miss Myrta Coleman, Miss Agnes Rigney, Miss Marian Griffin, Miss
Ruth Rigney, Mark Welch and Edward Rigney.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 13 June 1906
Friday morning William F. Van Buren, an aged resident of
this place, who is deaf and practically blind, had a narrow escape from
death at the Main street crossing of the Central Hudson. He started to
cross the track, not seeing the switch engine which was backing down to
the crossing and was struck by the rear of the engine, being hurled
several feet. He fell across the rail and but for the prompt action of
engineer Baker, who heard the shouts of bystanders and succeeded in
bringing his engine to a standstill, he would have been beheaded. Mr.
Van Buren was removed to his home in a carriage, the extent of his
injuries being several slight scalp wounds and bruises on various parts
of his body.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 20 June 1906
Holcomb, N. Y. - Mrs. Eliza Goodwin, who was 83 years old on the
13th of June, was given a surprise by the members of her Sunday school
class and a few of her friends.
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - The people here were pained to hear
of the sad accident which befell Mrs. George Schwingle of
Garlinghouse. Her husband was trying to shoot a rabbit which had been
injuring his garden. Just as he fired at the rabbit with a shot gun,
Mrs. Schwingle came to the door and the shot entered her hip. It is
thought she will recover. She was formerly Miss Ryan of this place.
From Victor Herald 22 June 1906
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - While driving just south of this
village Monday morning, Eugene Belcher met William Chatt, who
was piloting a load of hogs. Mr. Belcher's horse found the proximity of
the porkers displeasing and with a mighty plunge broke the whiffletree
and released itself from the buggy. Mr. Belcher was thrown out but
fortunately escaped injury. The vehicle was but slightly damaged.
From Geneva Daily Times 26
Antonio G. Questa, the confectioner and fruit dealer at No. 116
Seneca street, was surprised last evening at 9:30 o'clock by seeing a
horse and light
run-about dash down Main street, across the sidewalk, and collide with
his glass peanut roaster and then fall in a heap directly in front of
his store door. The clatter of the horses' feet
and the crackling of shattered glass at once drew a crowd which
numbered several hundred persons. As soon as possible the wagon
was removed from the top of the horse and the horse relieved from
the tangle of harness so that he could get up. While the wagon was
badly wrecked, the horse sustained only a few scratches and bruises. Up
to this time the ownership of the horse was a mystery, but on the
arrival of some teamsters, the animal was identified as one of
Keleher & Malone's. The horse and wagon was then taken to the barn.
The horse and run-about had been rented to two students early in the
evening and as the two men have not reported to Keleher & Malone,
it is not known how the horse started. Besides the damage to the wagon
and peanut roaster, Mr. Questa's bicycle was also destroyed.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 27 June 1906
Monday morning in the county court chambers, Judge Knapp united a
nuptial knot which had severed by a divorce 33 years ago, the parties
concerned being Samuel A. Welton and Adeline M. Moneer, both
of Naples. The couple had been first married in 1870 and had lived
together a year or two when they separated. In 1873 Mrs. Welton secured
a divorce and again assumed her maiden name. Mr. Welton then went west,
where he has been until recently, when he returned to this vicinity.
Here they again met and found the old ties to be too strong to be
ignored and they were renewed on Monday. This is the first occasion on
which Judge Knapp has been called to exercise his prerogative of
marrying a couple, and this case would most likely have been left to a
divine had it not been necessary for the former divorce papers to have
been thoroughly examined before the ceremony could be held.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 4 July 1906
William Kaufman had the misfortune while chopping meat in the
Kaufman market in Bristol street, Saturday, to cut off his third and
ring finger at the first joint on the left hand. It was necessary to
amputate the injured members below the first joint and a number of
stitches were taken.
Rushville, N. Y. - Ninety-four friends and relatives were
present at the Read family reunion which was held last Thursday at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Read. Those here from out-of-town
including those mentioned above were Dr. William Hawley and mother,
of Dundee; Charles Read and family and F. H. Cole and family of
Dresden; Mrs. Joseph Merrifield and daughter, Grace, Mr. and Mrs.
H. I. Read, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Danes of Penn Yan; Byron
Johnson of Elmira; Hobart Derr and family of Buffalo; Mr.
and Mrs. T. M. Chadwick of Lakemont; Mrs. Stella
Siegwald and son of Clifton Springs. The following officers were
elected for the ensuing year: President, Austin Read; vice-president,
Henry I. Read; secretary, A. I. Angell. The next
reunion will be held at Elbridge Park, Elmira.
Manchester, N. Y. - John Rodney, a veteran of the Civil War,
who is a member of the 148th regiment, has been granted an increase of
$2 per month pension, the new rate to begin in April or to be in effect
the present quarter, total pension to now $12.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 11 July 1906
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - While celebrating the Fourth of
July with a small cannon and a can of powder, Selden Allis, the
son of Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Allis, was badly burned about the face and
hands by a premature explosion of powder. A physician was called and
the boy is now doing nicely.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 July 1906
Canandaigua, N. Y. - William C. Phillips, a storekeeper in
Cheshire in the western part of the town of Canandaigua, has left his
home and his whereabouts are unknown. Phillips, who is aged about 27
years, is married and has a small son. He has conducted a general store
at Cheshire, and ran a road wagon, supplying farmers for many miles
around with groceries and other goods. It is thought he
becameworried over outstanding accounts, as he had a large number of
his books. He was eenterprising and ambitious. He went away from home
on Saturday, July 7th, giving New York city as his destination and
saying he would be gone about a week on business. His wife has heard
from him once or twice and in the last letter from him, he wrote
despondently. He bade her goodbye and told her to take good care of the
boy, saying he had not the courage to return and face his financial
troubles. Phillips was well-liked and had friends in Cheshire and this
who regret to learn of his trouble and who state that they would
have aided him to adjust his financial difficulties, which are not very
serious so far as has yet been discovered. He has book accounts and
assets which it is thought will be sufficient to satisfy all his
In the meantime, his relatives and friends are making every effort
to locate his whereabouts, hoping to get him to return to his family.
LATER - From Geneva Daily Times 30 July 1906
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Word has at
last been received from William C. Phillips, who disappeared
on July 7, leaving his home and business, and going to New York City.
Later he went to Liverpool, England. His wife received letters from
him, dated from both of those cities, saying that he did not dare
return and face his financial difficulties. Relatives of Phillips in
Cheshire received a communication from him last night saying that he
had returned and was ready to be forgiven. A reunion of the
family was effected today. In the interim since Phillip's disappearance
it is reported that his financial affairs have been straightened out.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 18 July 1906
Miss Maude Mason and Miss Harriet Herendeen of
Manchester, are chaperoning the following party of young ladies who are
spending the week at Oak Cliff: Miss Elizabeth and Mabel
Herendeen of Farmington; Ruth Rose, Dorothy Weston, Mildred
Sheffield, Marion and Harriet King, Cherrie and Mildred
Randall, Bessie Morris, Helen Herrington, Marie Whiting, Grace
McComber, Christina Werner, Alice Gilman and Wilda Hawkes of
Manchester; and Ruth Bullock of Rochester.
Victor, N. Y. - A Victor baseball team has been organized
for the season, with Marvin A. Wilbur, efficiently filling the
position of manager. Following are the players: Garnet Davis, pitcher;
S. Barry, catcher; D. H. Osborne, first base; J.
O. Connell, second base; William Harmon, third base; J.
Driscoll, shortstop; James Collagan, right field; W.
B. Osborne, Jr., left field; Theo. Quigley, center field.
This is a winning team and many exciting contests are sure to come.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 July 1906
Rushville, N. Y. - On Wednesday Mrs. Mary Harkness entertained
about 30 members
of the Green family, at dinner at her pleasant home on Union street.
This gathering which is held annually is a reunion of the survivors of
the first and second generations of the descendants
of William Green, who was a resident of Italy Hollow, for
many years, and was originated by Mr. Green's nine children, who
entertained in turn according to their ages, and of whom only one
survives, that being George W. Green, of Vine Valley. These
occasions are eagerly anticipated from year to year and are much
The out-of-town guests were George Parker and wife, Lyman
Herrick and wife, George Goodsell and wife, William
Phelps and wife, all of Penn Yan; Rev. Harvey Owen and
wife of Kinney's Corners, Edward Green of Vermont, Dr. Ira
Hawley and wife, of Canandaigua; George W. Green, E. B. Green,
wife and daughter, Beatrice, of Vine Valley;
Mrs. Melissa Cleveland of Phelps, Henry Standish and
wife of West River.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 July 1906
Frank Pard, an Italian employed at the Herendeen shops, had the
forefinger of his left
hand badly crushed at the works yesterday. Pard was engaged in lifting
a heavy casting when he lost grip on it and it fell suddenly
catching his finger. The injury was to the fleshy part of his
finger and although painful was not serious.
From Victor Herald 20 July 1906
Fred Manley received painful injuries Monday from a fall
through a trap door in the barn of Charles N. Ketchum on
Boughton Hill. The door was an old one and little used. It was
supported underneath by a light moulding only and this gave away when
Mr. Manley, who is quite a heavy man, stepped upon it. He fell about
eleven feet and his arms, back and one hip were severely bruised. No
bones were broken and so far as is known, his injuries are external
only, but they cause him much discomfort and are temporarily disabling.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 July 1906
Gorham, N. Y. - Wednesday afternoon at about 5 o'clock, quite a
serious accident occurred on the state road about a quarter of a mile
east of the village. While Mrs. Selina Tilton, accompanied by Miss
Rose Hershey, was driving homeward, they were met by an automobile
and both ladies alighted, Mrs. Tilton going to the horse's head. The
automobile, waswhich occupied by Castner Rapalee and his
mother, Mrs. H. M. Rapalee, of Geneva, drew off to the side of
the road and came to a stop, and Mrs. Tilton attempted to lead
the horse, which did not seem much frightened, past the machine. When
nearly by, the horse gave a sudden jump, which threw her to the ground,
and, passing over started to run but was caught a short distance away
and led back. Mrs. Tilton, whose face was cut and bleeding freely, was
lifted into the carriage and driven home. Dr. G. E. Stevenson was
summoned and found she had sustained a broken rib, and a bone in the
face was also broken, besides which she was badly bruised and shaken.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 July
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Surrounded by her family and a few intimate
friends, Mrs. Michael Hickox Durand, Canandaigua's oldest
resident, fittingly celebrated her 99th birthday, at her old home on
Cheshire road, where a dinner was given in her honor in the open air,
and where all day she was busily engaged in receiving congratulations.
dinner her guests included six surviving children, twelve grandchildren
and seven great-grandchildren. The day's festivities were quiet but
pleasing, especially to Mrs. Durand, who received many beautiful gifts.
Mrs. Durand was born on July 27, 1807, four miles west of the village
of Canandaigua, of hardy New England stock, her father, Captain
George Hickox, who died at the age of 95 years, having been one of
Canandaigua's foremost and most substantial citizens. He was captain of
the state militia during the War of 1812, and was stationed at Buffalo
at that time. Mrs. Durand recollects the burning of Buffalo, and the
fact that her father was called out quell the riots. Her grandfather
was Levi Hickox, one of the pioneers of
Canandaigua, who came here at the opening of the Phelps and Gorham
purchase. He was a soldier in the Revolution, fighting under Washington
at the battle of Trenton. Her mother, whose maiden name was Eunice
Holcomb, was a pioneer school teacher, coming to New York state
from New England, expressly for the purpose of teaching in the
During Mrs. Durand's early years, she became well acquainted with
Brigham Young, the Mormon apostle, who worked on her father's farm
before he took up the Mormon faith and made the hegira to the Western
desert. While he was working on the farm of Captain Hickox he was an
enhorter and preached at school houses and "meeting houses," being a
fervent Free Methodist before he adopted the Mormon religion. In 1831
she married Elias Durand, direct descendant of Dr. John
Durand, a physician of note, who
was one of the original Huguenots who emigrated from Rochelle, France,
to this country in 1765 and whose tombstone is still standing in Derby,
Conn. Mrs. Durand has survived her husband thirty-five years. She is a
devoted Christian woman and has been a constant member of the
Methodist church for over seventy years. Mrs. Durand's powers are
remarkably preserved for a woman of her age and she retains all her
faculties, being able to read easily, and so keeps a very clear memory
and can recite long poems and stories learned in her early years. She
has many interesting recollections of matters that are now ancient
in this section and round about. Most vividly she remembers the visit
to Canandaigua of LaFayette, and with other spectators viewed in awe
magnificent display of illuminations at the Blossom Hotel here, the
feature of which was the light shed by hundreds of candles on the
balcony, where LaFayette addressed the populace.
Mrs. Durand gets about the house and yard actively, and assists about
the house work, being
able to make a cake, or sew a seam as well as in younger life.
It was only eight years ago that she made a trip to Washington, D. C.,
on a visit to relatives. Mrs. Durand's children are: Mrs.
S. McGerald, Buffalo; Luman M., Rufus, Henry A., and Miss
Myra M. Durand, of Canandaigua; Willis O Durand, Phelps;
grandchildren, Arthur and William McGerald, Buffalo; Agnes
Pierce, Ridgeway, Pa.; Myra, Augusta
and Jeannie Durand, Gertrude, Lou and Seymour Durand
of Canandaigua; and Ada, Laura and Marvin Durand of
Phelps; great-grandchildren, Catherine LeVerne and Margaret
Durand, Canandaigua; Marion and Marjorie McGerald,
Buffalo; and Donald and Gerald Pierce, of
A feature of the table decorations
in Mrs. Durand's honor was a huge birthday cake, illuminated by
ninety-nine lighted candles, one for each year of her long and useful
From Geneva Daily Times 28 July 1906
Canandaigua, N. Y. - John Stearman,
strapped to a stretcher and raving mad, was brought
to the Canandaigua Hospital yesterday from his farm in Farmington.
Excessive work in the hot sun rendered him suddenly insane. He
attempted to kill members of his family with a pitchfork, and it
four men to overpower him. Stearman's ailment is said to be unusual and
his treatment baffling. He is about 40 years of age and has a
From Canandaigua Chronicle 1 August 1906
George Post, who resides in North Pleasant street, this village,
and had been employed on the farm of Henry Grace, north of the
town, is in Memorial Hospital in a somewhat critical condition as the
result of being struck by a bullet from a rifle in the hands of Frank
Brown, a fellow employee at the Grace farm. The accident occurred
last Friday. Brown had been handling a 32 caliber rifle in the vicinity
of the barn and while pointed toward the building, the weapon was
discharged, the bullet going through the side of the building and
striking Post, who was inside, beside the nose. The projectile took a
downward course, passing through the roof of his mouth, his tongue and
downward through his neck, passing out just above the collar bone. The
wound was a bad one and Dr. F. P. Warner, who was summoned, had the
young man removed to the Memorial Hospital, where he is under treatment
with good chances of recovery, although the wound is a bad one.
Gorham, N. Y. - Mrs. Selina Tilton met with a painful
accident last Wednesday afternoon while driving homeward from the
village. She was accompanied by Miss Rose Hershey and about a
quarter of a mile east, on the state road, they were met by an
automobile, occupied by Castner Rapalee and his mother from
Geneva. Both ladies alighted, Mrs. Tilton going to the horse's head and
attempted to lead him by the automobile which drew off to the side of
the road and stopped. The horse did not appear much frightened and was
nearly past when he gave a sudden spring, throwing Mrs. Tilton to the
ground, the horse and buggy passing over her. The horse was caught a
short distance away and led back. Mrs. Tilton, whose face was cut and
bleeding, was lifted into the carriage and driven home. Dr. Stevenson,
who was immediately summoned, found she had sustained a broken rib and
the cheek bone was cracked. She was also badly shaken up and bruised.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 August 1906
Rushville, N. Y. - One hundred years ago this summer William
Foster, with his family, came from Vermont and settled on the farm
now owned by Herbert and Arch Foster, which lies about three
miles southeast of this
village. William Foster left the farm to his son John, who in turn was
succeeded by his son Edward, who still lives on the place and
is the father of the present owners. It is very rarely that one finds a
place remaining in the same family through four generations in this
section of the country.
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 9 August 1906
Mr. Henry H. Loomis was knocked down and injured by a horse last
Monday. The horse was fastened by a strap and weight, and being
frightened by an auto car sprang upon the sidewalk and the weight
struck Mr. Loomis in the back, knocking him down and rendering him
unconscious for a few moments. Later he was removed to his home. He is
over 89 years old. He feels quite sore and lame from the bruise and
From Geneva Daily Times 15 August 1906
James Loman, a prominent member
of last year's High School football team, and a well-known
athlete of the city, swam across Seneca lake last Sunday afternoon.
Nothwithstanding the north wind and choppy waves he crossed the
lake, a distance of two and a half miles in an hour and three-quarters.
The start was made from the east side, directly opposite the telegraph
operator's shanty at Lakeside and was accompanied by four friends
in a row boat, who kept about four yards behind him. When he arrived on
the west side of the lake he was purple and shaking with the cold,
but circulation was again restored by a rousing fire and rub down in
the operator's shanty. Frequently during the trip across the lake he
was submerged by the waves.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 August 1906
Phelps, N. Y. - The seventy-sixth
birthday of M. H. Fuller was observed at his home on
West Main street yesterday, by a family reunion. There were present
his brother, R. C. Fuller and two sisters, Mrs. Benham
and Mrs. Skellman of Detroit, the four being the sole
survivors of a family of eight children. Mrs. Davis, a niece,
was also there.
From Victor Herald 17 August 1906
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - The following young people are
spending the week at Red Dock, Beaman's Cottage, on Canandaigua Lake:
Misses Mellie Wood of Ionia; Ida Clark and Alice
Briggs of Lima; Bess Worthington of Cleveland; Irma
Peck and Rose Heath of this town; Henry Courneen,
Frank McMichael, Ralph Wood, Clifford Peck, George Webb and Carleton
Griffin. The party is chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. Raymond P.
The Cornford family reunion was held at Lakeside Park on
Owasco Lake, near Auburn, Wednesday. About fifty representatives of the
family were in attendance, those from Victor being Mr. and Mrs. W.
H. Cornford, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Cornford, Miss Alta Cornford, Allan E.
Cornford, Mr. and Mrs. M. U. Aldrich and three children and Mr.
and Mrs. L. C. Osburn and two children.
From Ontario Repository & Messenger 23 August 1906\
Howard Turner, the 7-year-old son of Samuel Turner, was
severely injured Thursday night while playing in the Lehigh Railroad
yards. The boy slipped as he attempted to jump upon the large locomotive
turn-table, near the roundhouse, which is propelled by a stationary
engine; his leg went down between the revolving table and the stone
casing, and was badly crushed.
From Victor Herald 24 August 1906
Fisher's Grove Cabin on Canandaigua Lake sheltered the following
party for an enjoyable period of ten days, recently: the Misses Agnes
Lapham, Edith Lapham, Margaret Quigley and Margaret Kelley,
Walter Lapham; and Frank Kittzley of Canandaigua; Miss
Grace Murray and William Murray of Mertensia; Miss
Zetta O'Connell and Thomas Carter of Rochester; Miss
Anna Belle Torrey of Newark; Miss Sadie Murray of
Holcomb; Miss Irene Connell, George Wilson, Fred Murray and
William Hyland of Victor. They were chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs.
John Connell of this village.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 29 August 1906
The following young ladies from Shortsville, chaperoned by Mrs.
A. E. Pulver, are spending a week at the Williams cottage: Misses
Hazel Klinck, Lottie Delahunty, Roma Baggerly, Florence Sickles, Irene
Hebbard, Jennie Sage, Grace Buck and Clara Wilson.
The reunion of the Appleton family was held Saturday,
August 25, at the residence of Richard Appleton in
Centerfield. The gathering was a numerous one and a great variety of
ages was represented, Mrs. Elizabeth Clapper of Farmington
being the oldest member of the family present; and Elizabeth C.
Jopson, aged 2 months, the youngest. During the afternoon games
and sports were indulged in by all, a ball game between the married men
and single men being the leading feature. During the past year, two
deaths have occurred in family, those of Miss Vida Roper of
Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Jennie E. Jopson, Canandaigua. The
next reunion will be held at the same place on the fourth Saturday in
Rushville, N. Y. - Last Saturday the home of Otis
Whitman, situated two miles west of this village, was the scene of
the Whitman family reunion. Twenty-eight members of the family
were present to participate in the general good time as well as the
bountiful repast which is always one of the principal features of such
occasions. The out-of-town guests were the Misses Genevieve
and Ruth Green of Elmira; Miss Nellie Hooker of
Chicago; Mrs. S. C. Whitman and Miss Minnie Whitman of
From Geneva Daily Times 1 September 1906
While George Devine was in Dennison's shoe store at 2
o'clock this afternoon making a purchase, his team of horses which were
hitched to a hack started to run up
Seneca street. In starting they broke the traces causing the
tongue to drop to the ground, Arthur Kinney, who has acquired
local fame for stopping runaway horses, started after the team, but
before he caught them the horses had crushed a bicycle that belonged to
Richard Licht of Washington street. Kinney stopped the horses
before they did further damage.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 September 1906
Rushville, N. Y. - On Saturday, September 1, the first reunion
of the Foster family was held in the grove of A. D.
Foster, southwest of this village. There were in all fifty-two
persons present only one of whom was not a member of the family. A. D.
Foster called the meeting to order and Herbert Foster was made
president of the day. The officers elected for the coming year were:
President, E. J. Foster; alternate president, E. A.
Foster; secretary, A. S. Ferguson, corresponding
secretary, Mrs. Frank Foster; treasurer, Mrs. C. T.
entertainment committee, Miss Grace Ferguson, Mrs. H. H. Beach,
Miss Marie Williams; historian, Mrs. George W. Cole. The
reunion will be held in the same place next year which is on the
farm settled by William and Susanna Foster, who came from
in an ox cart over one hundred years ago. Their farm consisted of 450
acres. They were the parents of thirteen children, only six of whom
to maturity, Alanson, William, John, Julia, Ira and Susanna. Alanson
served in the war of 1812 and was made prisoner by the British and
to Montreal where he died in prison. John settled on the homestead and
was the father of E. J. Foster, who next came in possession and still
resides on the estate. A short program was given. Recitation by Miss
Grace Ferguson; singing by all; an address by Dr. P. K.
Stoddard, of Prattsburg, who also recited a poem. Dr. Stoddard and
Mrs. Chester Olmstead and sons, of East Bloomfield, were the
people present from a distance.
Phelps, N. Y. - While about to descend the stairs at her home
on Jay street Sunday morning, Mrs.
Robert Schellenger fell and broke the bones in her right wrist.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 September 1906
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Francis O'Carroll, Canandaigua's oldest
male resident, is celebrating his ninety-ninth birthday today. He lives
with his daughter, Mrs. Richard Hosey, in Center street, where his
birthday will be quietly observed. He was born in Rathglass, Parish of
Castleconnor, County of Sligo, Ireland,
September 8, 1807. The family came to America in 1863, and settled
in Rushville, Yates county, where Mr. O'Carroll resided until several
years ago, when he removed with his daughter and her family to this
village. He is a regular attendant at St. Mary's church, and is
remarkably well-preserved, being in full possession of his faculties.
According to an informal compilation which has recently been made of
the automobiles owned in the city, Geneva has forty-three cars. This
makes one automobile for every 325 inhabitants in the city.
Collectively these cars are able to develop 553 horsepower which is
sufficient to turn all of the machinery in
the Patent Cereals Works and then have a surplus of 150 horsepower. As
to makes there are eleven Reo and ten Pierce cars owned in the city
while practically all of the standard manufactures are represented in
the city by at least one car. The list of the autos owned in the city
is as follows:
|A. G. Lewis - 40 hp 4 cyl. and
24 hp 4 cyl Pierce touring cars
David Goodwin - 6 hp Locomobile steamer
Fred Dilman - 16 hp Reo touring car
John C. Dilman - 16 hp Reo touring car
E. W. Sharp - 8 hp Reo runabout
DeForest Weatherly - 8 hp runabout
made by owner
M. J. Maney - 15 hp, 2 cyl. Pierce touring car
H. H. Schieffelein - 12 hp 2 cyl.
F. W. Herendeen - 32 hp 4 cyl. Pierce
Geneva Automobile Co. - 15 hp 2 cyl. Pierce
Dr. W. W. Skinner - 8 hp Reo runabout
H. R. Chamberlain - 6 hp Locomobile steamer
John Long - 8 hp Pope-Tribune
J. R. Clapp - 8 hp Northern runabout and
15 hp 2 cyl. Pope-Toledo touring car
Louis P. Vail - 8 hp Northern runabout
Charles W. Fairfax - 10 hp Rambler runabout
George Fairfax - 15 hp 2 cyl. Pierce touring car
W. O. Munger - 20 hp 2 cyl Jackson touring car
|Carl W. Anderson - 10 hp 2 cyl. Conrad
Dr. J. A. Spengler - Pierce Motorette,
first Pierce car to be owned in Geneva.
George Monagle - 6 hp Covert runabout
F. M. Fast - 32 hp 4 cyl. Pierce touring car
C. S. Burrall - 8 hp Reo runabout
D. M. Dorman - 2 cyl. Reo touring car
S. F. Dey - 16 hp 2 cyl. Reo touring car
J. A. Place - 10 hp Cadillac runabout
J. C. Fitzwater - 6 hp Covert runabout
Dr. Will McCaw - 18 hp 4 cyl. Franklin touring car
William Sattler - 16 hp Reo touring car
Henry Reuter - 6 hp Covert runabout
Charles Eddy - 12 hp Cadillac runabout
M. F. Blaine - 16 hp 2 cyl. Reo touring car
Hugh L. Rose - 24 hp 4 cyl. Pierce touring car
Dr. G. S. Means - 8 hp Pierce Stanhope runabout
T. H. Truslow - 8 hp Reo runabout
S. G. McKane - 6 hp Oldsmobile runabout
F. P. Davis - Haynes-Apperson, 12 hp 2 cyl. runabout
C. J. Root - 6 hp Locomobile steamer
and 8 hp Reo runabout
A. A. Allen - 20 hp 2 cyl. Packard touring car
C. E. Rapalee - 10 hp Thomas touring car
From Geneva Daily Times 15 September 1906
Shortsville, N. Y. - James Crittenden, a prosperous and
well-known farmer, residing about three miles northwest
of this village, was the victim of a serious and perhaps fatal
accident on Thursday evening. In the absence of his hired men, who
were away assisting a neighbor with his threshing, Mr. Crittenden
to take the horses to water, starting out with three on the first
trip, two of which he was leading, and the other driving before him.
The horse ahead threw up his heels and kicked Mr. Crittenden in the
One jaw bone and his nose were broken and his face badly mutilated. So
serious are his injuries that he can take medicine and nourishment only
through a tube, and on account of his age, and the fact that he
has been in poor health for some time, grave fears are entertained as
to his recovery.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 September 1906
An exciting runaway occurred in Castle street shortly after 10 o'clock
this morning. A horse owned by Patrick Rooney and attached to
a truck wagon, started in front of the Dilman building. The horse was
running at full speed when it reached the
corner of Genesee street. This, however, did not deter Norman
Caughn from attempting to stop the horse. He made a jump for the
horse and caught the bridle. The animal was going as such a speed
that Caughn was dragged nearly to Geneva street before he brought the
animal to a standstill.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 19 September 1906
Artemus Frone, while at work drilling a hold through an iron
girder on the exterior of the new Bates block, lost his balance on the
scaffolding and fell to the walk below, striking on his head and
shoulders. He was rendered unconscious and sustained painful injuries
to his shoulders, and received an ugly cut on his forehead. He was
removed to the Memorial Hospital and is under the care of Dr. J. H.
Victor, N. Y. - A party of young men occupied Hill's
Cabin, Canandaigua Lake, last week. Among those spending different
periods of time at the cabin during the week were: Warren and James
Covill, Robert G. Higinbotham, D. Henry and W. Bushnell Osborne, Jr.,
Garnet Davis, George Simcoe, Arthur S. Watts, Edgar R. Mead, Homer
Ghere and B. A. Plympton.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 September
Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
engaged in unloading a wagon load of sweet
corn at a switch on the New York Central Railroad Tuesday, Albert
Reed, son of William Reed, met with a serious
accident. The team which he was driving became uneasy at the approach
of a train and he started to drive them in the lumber yard of R. L.
Leland, when one of the horses stopped and commenced to back up. The
wagon turned in such a manner as to tip it over on the railroad tracks,
throwing the young man out, breaking his left arm, one rib, and
otherwise bruising him. The horses ran into the end of a freight car,
where they were stopped; the wagon was badly damaged. The young man's
father is laid
up with a broken arm which he received about ten days ago while picking
From Canandaigua Chronicle 26 September 1906
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. C. P. Brown of Shortsville was
seriously injured on Saturday of last week as she was returning from
the fair at Canandaigua. She supposed the cars had stopped and left her
seat when the car gave a sudden lurch, throwing her on to the platform.
She was removed to her home and a physician called, who found that her
injuries consisted of a broken hip and a sprained wrist. Mrs. Brown has
not been well for several years and only recently has been able to get
From Geneva Daily Times 2 October 1906
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Henry A. Durand, of
Gibson street, was perhaps fatally burned in her home shortly
after 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon while endeavoring to carry
out of the house an oil heater which had taken fire and threatened
to explode. Her clothing became saturated with the oil, and was burned
from her body before assistance could reach her. Mrs. Durand's limbs,
chest, neck and arms were horribly burned, some portions being burned
to a crisp. More than one half of her body was burned. Dr. M. R.
Carson, the family physician, was summoned, and he in turn called on
M. Donovan and F. P. Warner. The three physicians were more than an
hour dressing the wounds, after which Mrs. Durand was removed to the
Thompson Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Durand was sewing in preparation for
her daughter's wedding which is to take place on Saturday. The room was
cold and she lighted the oil heater. It had not been used in some time
before and doubtless had become oil-soaked.
Mrs. William McConnell of 232 Exchange street fell off the side
porch of her home about 7:30 o'clock this morning and broke both bones
of her left leg just above the ankle. Mrs. McConnell was watering her
plants and in some way reached too far over the edge of the porch and
lost her balance, falling over backwards. She was carried into the
house and the Drs. Covert were called to attend
her. The injury was dressed and she was taken to the City Hospital this
From Canandaigua Chronicle 3 October 1906
St. Mary's Church, Canandaigua - Baptized last Sunday: Emma
Chiarelli, Henry Capadanno, Frederick Edward Reed and Jane
Little Mary and Richard FitzGerald of Phelps were taken to
St. Patrick's and St. Mary's Orphan Asylum on Monday. The mother is an
invalid at the Memorial Hospital, and their home was partially
destroyed by fire a few weeks ago.
Edward Moore, a young man residing in Chapin street and
employed by H. C. Mutschler, fell down a hay chute in Mr.
Mutschler's barn Monday afternoon and sustained concussion of the
brain. He had gone to the hay loft for a fork that was there, and while
in the loft started to shove some hay down the chute. In some manner he
lost his balance and fell with the hay to the floor of the basement,
about sixteen feet below. When picked up he was unconscious and Dr. H.
C. Buell was summoned, who had him removed to his home where he is
still in a comatose condition. It has not as yet been determined just
how serious his injuries are.
Holcomb, N. Y. - On Monday afternoon Herbert Howes with his
father and brother, James, were hunting in the woods near Ionia,
and was accidentally shot by a nearby hunter, who was also hunting in
the woods, and received several shot in his face and body. He was
removed to the home of William Greene. Dr. B. S. Partridge was
summoned. He was removed to his home on Friday night, but he's in a
Rushville, N. Y. - On Monday evening at about 6 o'clock,
while Joseph Clark and two children, Edith and Merrill, were
driving down the Lindsley hill, the team became frightened and ran
away. The jar caused the bottom to fall out of the wagon, which let the
occupants fall to the ground. Edith, the 4-year-old daughter, was
dragged for some distance and one wheel passed over her body. When
picked up she was in an unconscious state from which she did not arouse
until the next day. Her condition at first was feared to be serious but
she is now much improved. Her father received slight injuries while her
brother escaped uninjured.
From Victor Herald 5 October 1906
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Caleb Taft is suffering from a
badly sprained ankle and various bruises as the result of his horse
taking fright at an automobile just east of our village one day last
week. The horse jumped down an embankment, upsetting the buggy and
throwing Mr. Taft to the ground. The buggy was badly broken and the
horse tore itself loose and ran away. The autoist stopped, gave what
assistance he could to Mr. Taft and carried him to his home.
From Geneva Daily Times 9 October 1906
Shortsville, N. Y. - A peculiar accident happened to William
Delahanty, of Ontario street, yesterday afternoon. He was on a
ladder picking apples in his door yard, when a car on a switch in the
New York Central freight yard shifted with such force that it crossed
the street, went up over the sidewalk and hit the ladder on which he
was standing. He was thrown from the ladder, striking the
limbs of the tree, and landed on top of the car. No bones were broken,
but he sustained a severe shock and internal injuries are feared.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 10 October 1906
Yesterday afternoon Edward McMaster, who resides in Antes
street, took a half ounce of laudanum, it is supposed with suicidal
intent. Dr. Alfred Armstrong was summoned as soon as it was discovered
that the young man was in a dangerous condition and promptly
administered suitable antidotes. It is probable that McMaster will
recover. He admitted to the physician that he had intentionally taken
the drug, but was afterwards sorry and wished to recover. No cause is
known for the act except the possible one of slight mental derangement.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 24 October 1906
Stanley, N. Y. - Mrs. Michael Harvey had one hand very badly
lacerated on a paring machine at the evaporator, where she was working,
last Wednesday. Dr. Selover was called and dressed the wound; several
stitches were needed to close the cuts.
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 25 October 1906
Mr. Hugh Dennison passed his 87th birthday very quietly last
Saturday, October 20th. He was born in County Derry, the north of
Ireland in 1819, and came to Geneva the same month in 1852, and this
has been his home ever since, 54 years of it. His is one of the oldest
signs on the street, although he has tacked the words "and Son" upon
it. He was always honorable in business, straightforward; a member of
Trinity Church all these years, for many years a vestryman, and one of
the oldest Masons in the city, having joined Ark Lodge, No. 33, in
1861. He does not come down street every day but is content to spend
most of his time at home, reading and chatting with neighbors as they
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 1 November 1906
Richard Flaherty was seriously injured in the machine shop of the
Herendeen Works yesterday. Part of an overhead track had been removed
for extending it. Flaherty was pushing a car with a steam dome upon it
along this track, not knowing of the removal, when the car and the
hoist, weighing about 100 pounds ran off the end of the track and fell
upon him. He was borne to the ground and picked up insensible. A gash
two inches long was cut in his scalp. This was sewn up and he was
removed to his home and made comfortable. No bones were broken and he
is likely to be around in a few days.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 November 1906
Mrs. Fannie J. Page of William street gave a birthday party last
evening for her aunt, Mrs. Maria Reed Rhodes, who was
ninety-five years old yesterday. Mrs. Rhodes is in comparatively good
health considering her great age. Occasionally she walks down street
and yesterday she baked a fruit cake which was served in the evening.
During the day she received a number of calls and was the
recipient of many gifts.
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 22 November 1906
Mr. Arthur Hammond has prepared a list of aged people, or rather
he prepared it a year ago, and since has made a few additions to it,
showing the number of men in and near Geneva who have passed the age of
80 years. It is an interesting list, and we give it here. There are
many others who will reach the 80th milestone a year from now. If the
names of women were added the list would be nearly doubled, and the
peer of them all is Mrs. Rhodes of William street, who passed
her 95th birthday a few days ago, and who is still hearty and well.
Below we give the names and ages, and the date of their coming to
Geneva so far as known. We have not arranged them in alphabetical order
nor according to age, but copy most of them from our own record in the
order in which they were entered:
|Years Lived Here
|William E. Hayes
Alexander L. Chew
Samuel W. Hopkins
John L. Rice
Joshua I. Maxwell
Thompson C. Maxwell
O. D. Allen
Henry H. Loomis
Wm. Smith, Middle St.
John J. Holman
Henry H. Heigscholt
S. S. Mallory
Next year a number more will reach the age of eighty years if they are
spared to us. Among them are S. H. VerPlanck, Geo. Bennett, John Lentz,
H. D. Patchin, Eli A. Bronson, and probably many others not on Mr.
Hammond's or our list. Several men have passed away during the last few
months. If any have been overlooked in this mention, we should like to
have them call at this office and register.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 November 1906
Manchester, N. Y. - Louis Hanna, the young Syrian who fell from
the Lehigh Valley Railroad bridge which crosses the outlet in this
place while assisting in track raising a week ago, is reported to be
doing well, considering his great fall. With the exception of his
broken wrist and sprained ankle, his injuries are light, and the
internal injuries, so much feared at the time of the accident, have
From Geneva Daily Times 26 November 1906
Phelps, N. Y. - As the result of a dream that visited Thomas
Bissell, Sr., a Phelps lady has received her wedding ring that she
had lost two years ago. At that time the ring was supposed to have been
dropped into a sewer, but after diligent flushing it failed to come to
light. Twice last week Mr. Bissell had a vision that the
ring was lying in a certain place in the sewer and after the second
dream he made it known. He was given permission to do the excavating
he thought necessary and on reaching an elbow in the sewer pipe he
it and there he found the ring along with several other trinkets of
little or no value. Mr. Bissell is now besieged with requests from
of lost valuables to try his hand at locating them.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 28 November 1906
Rushville, N. Y. - Last Saturday afternoon while Gould
Waite and George Reddout were playing with firearms, the
rifle exploded, sending the bullet in the direction of Gould and
entering his intestines. Both Doctors Halstead and Wilkins were called.
Dr. W. W. Skinner of Geneva was also summoned. All that medical skill
could do was done, but the doctors were unable to remove the bullet.
The child lies in a critical state and but little hope is entertained
for his recovery.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 November 1906
A Thanksgiving and birthday party was held yesterday at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. John Edwards, who reside north of this city. The
occasion was the seventieth anniversary of Mr. Edward's birthday. Among
those present were their three children, eight grandchildren, and one
great-grandchild. The guests from out-of-town were Mr. and Mrs. Orrin
Langdon and daughter, Miss Lillie, of Brooklyn, and Mr.
and Mrs. Samuel Langdon of Cortland.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 5 December 1906
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - On Friday morning, the team
belonging to Carl Jones became frightened and ran away. The
team was hitched to a two-horse wagon, which was filled with empty milk
cans, Mr. Jones having fortunately delivered the milk to the station.
The team stood in Main Street nearly in front of the Frank Lindner meat
marker, and Mr. Weston, who is employed by Mr. Jones, was standing on
the ground holding the lines. The rolling of some barrels frightened
the horses and they jerked the lines from Mr. Weston's hands. They
dashed up the street, scattering the milk cans as they went, but their
progress was stopped rather suddenly by their running into a large
telephone pole in front of the residence of J. M. Burgdorf. One
horse was thrown, but the other, breaking loose, ran up the street
towards Mr. Jones's farm. The tongue of the wagon was broken by its
contact with the telephone pole, and the harness was badly damaged.
There is a deep indentation in the telephone pole, which shows the
terrific force with which the wagon pole struck it. The damage was
From Geneva Daily Times 6 December 1906
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Amelia Parrish, of Chapin street, is
suffering from severe injuries, sustained by falling down stairs at her
home, Monday night. She broke her collar bone and was severely shaken
up and bruised. Dr. G. W. McClellan attended her.
George Burrell slipped as he was entering the doorway to the Palm
Cafe in Exchange street last evening and fell against a large plate
glass window. The window was demolished and Burrell was badly
cut about the face and hands. A physician happened to be in the
vicinity at the time and the wwoundsere immediately dressed.
Although painful none of them were considered serious.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 December 1906
Charles Wooley, of Washington street, fell upon the sidewalk in
Lyceum street, near the Optical works, shortly after noon today. The
man cut a bad gash in the back of his head and a hurry call was sent in
for the city ambulance. Before the ambulance arrived, Mr. Wooley was
able to walk to his home.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 12 December 1906
The following officers of the Woman's Relief Corps were elected
Tuesday, December 4th:
|President - Mrs. Elizabeth Clark
Sr. vice-president - Mrs. Hannah Booth
Jr. vice-president - Mrs. Lovantia Avery
|Treasurer - Mrs. Marvette L. Frary
Chaplain - Mrs. Maggie A. Babbitt
Delegate - Mrs. Jane E. Squiers
The Modern Woodmen of America elected the following officers Friday
|Past counsel - H. W. Fitch
Counsel - R. W. Snyder
Advisor - Wallace Blake
Banker - P. C. Youngs
Clerk - N. W. Thompson
Escort - C. E. Brinkerhoff
Watchman - E. H. Ferris
|Sentry - C. J. Beecher
Physicians - Drs. Armstrong
Manager, 3 yrs - G. M. Kennedy
Manager, 2 yrs - H. W. Fitch
Manager, 1 yr - G. A. Nicholson
From Geneva Daily Times 14 December 1906
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Fullam, an aged
couple who reside alone on Jefferson avenue, were found by a neighbor
about 11 o'clock yesterday morning suffering from coal gas which filled
their sleeping rooms. Mrs. Fullam was able to crawl to the door and
admit the timely visitor, Mrs. James McCormick, who threw open
doors and windows and called Dr. H. C. Buell, who gave the
couple prompt assistance. Both were greatly enfeebled by the poisonous
gas and would doubtless have expired in a short time if not discovered.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 December 1906
Gorham, N. Y. - Mrs. Rebecca Rodman, living near this village,
recently reached her 98th birthday. She is remarkably smart, being able
to assist in the house work of her home.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 December 1906
Phelps, N. Y. - While covering his route a couple of days ago,
Mail Carrier E. L. Schellenger had an exciting experience. He
was driving along the highway in the vicinity of James Sweeney's farm
when his attention was attracted to a warning cry of get out
of the way. He pulled up his horse to look around and as he did so
another horse shot past him and stopped instantly by the side of his
covered wagon. Further investigation disclosed the fact that the horse
was one of a team that had run away and the other horse was directly
behind the mail wagon while the tongue of the lumber wagon was wedged
between the wheel and
the box of the wagon. But little damage was done to the mail wagon as
a result of the collision. The team belonged to a farmer named
and had run from the outlet station where they had been delivering a
of produce. In their flight they had previously collided with a
owned by A. S. Smith and demolished it completely.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 December 1906
Gorham, N. Y. - One day the latter part of the week as Mrs.
Leonard Stokoe was walking to Halls to take the train, seeing an
approaching wagon, she stepped aside to let it pass when she slipped on
some ice and fell, breaking her hip.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 December 1906
Canandaigua, N. Y. - There was an exciting runaway on Main
street at noon yesterday. The large gray team of Ray Brockelbank became
frightened while standing at the J. B. Malcolm evaporator, at the
extreme eastern section of the village, and ran furiously up Phoenix
to Main and across that thoroughfare. They struck a milk wagon
to D. D. Cook, with force enough to throw them, and also to
demolish the rear wheels of the milk wagon. They were headed for the
glass windows in the Anderson store, but as it was, no one was injured
little damage was done.
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