From Geneva Daily Times 6 January 1911

Phelps, N. Y. -
The breaking of a harness strap caused a horse belonging to Adelbert Dunn to take fright and run away while it was being driven to Phelps yesterday by Lew Burns, a hired man. The driver lost control of the animal as it ran through South Wayne street and to save himself from personal injuries, leaped from the cutter. Addie Dunn, a daughter of the owner, who was on her way to school, occupying a seat near the hired man, also jumped into a snow bank, and escaped with a few minor bruises. The horse finally freed itself from the cutter and ran to the business portion of the village, where it was captured. Aside from wrecking the cutter, no other damage resulted.



Mrs. Samantha Stanton Nellis, of Naples, grandmother of Miss Frances E. Gregory, of this city, yesterday celebrated her 101st birthday. She is the oldest resident of Ontario county and is enjoying remarkable health for one of her advanced years. Mrs. Nellis is sprightly in conversation and is interested in the news of the day, is skilled in needle work and is able to thread her own needles and except for partial deafness, is in possession of all her faculties. Mrs. Nellis's lineage is traced back in the direct paternal line of the Stantons for twenty-four generations to Byron Lord of Stanton Castle, a contemporary of Edward the Confessor in 1048. The ninth generation brings her to Robert Washington, ancestor of Washington. Her father was Elijah Stanton, one of Washington's body guards, and the family home was at Fairfield, Herkimer county, N. Y., where she was born January 5, 1810.

September 29, 1829, Mrs. Nellis married John D. Nellis, of that town, and in 1843 they came to Naples, locating on the fine farm where she now resides with her one remaining son, J. Warren Nellis, and his family. Her husband died twenty-seven years ago, and later two sons and her only daughter, Mrs. Charles Gregory. She has eleven grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. Mrs. Nellis is an honored member of Astenrogen Chapter, D. A. R., of Little Falls, one of the few real daughters of the Revolution, and she has received many gifts indicating their pride and interest in her. Naples is justly proud of its oldest resident and hopes she may enjoy many more years.



Miss Mary Neary, a maid employed by Mrs. A. B. Wells of Hamilton street, slipped on the sidewalk in front of the entrance to the Motion World yesterday afternoon and sustained severe injuries although no bones were broken. She was taken to Dr. Sweet's drug store and Dr. C. P. Nieder was summoned. She was afterward removed to the home of her uncle.



From Ontario County Journal 6 January 1911

Allen's Hill, N. Y. -
At the meeting of camp No. 9058, Modern Woodmen of America, held on Saturday evening, the following officers were elected:

Venerable consul - G. E. Patterson
Worthy advisor - M. H. Bell
Excellent banker - J. B. Sleight
Efficient clerk - H. L. Bennett
Escort - C. M. Henry
Watchman - L. N. Affolter
Sentry - G. R. Beach
Managers - G. R. Beach, G. E.
Patterson, M. H. Bell

Physician - E. B. Sayre, M. D.



From Geneva Daily Times 9 January 1911

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
On Friday evening at his home on Teft avenue, as he was about to go downstairs, Joseph Lindner, Sr., had the misfortune to lose his footing and fall the length of the stairs. In his fall, he fractured two ribs on the right side. A physician was called and dressed the injury and Mr. Lindner is now improving, although he will be confined to his home for several days.



From Geneva Daily Times 10 January 1911

Phelps, N. Y. - Arthur Harvey,
the premier twirler of last year's Phelps fast amateur baseball team, has signed to play next season with Binghamton in the New York State League. It is doubtful if the youngster will be called upon to do much, if any, of the box work for the Binghamton's, but will be played at either second or short. His brilliant work at the keystone sack in several games played here last year attracted the attention of a Bingo scout who visits here occasionally, and who touted the lad as a "find." Young Harvey, who is barely out of his teens, has pitched and played with phenomenal success against many of the fast semi-professional teams of Rochester and of Western New York. His friends here will watch with interest his entry into professional baseball.



From Ontario County Journal 13 January 1911

David L. Ross,
an aged soldier, while getting hay from the mow at his barn in Gulick, was crippled and hurt. The ladder parted and his right hand was hit when he fell and quite put out of use. He was rendered unconscious, striking his head.



From Geneva Daily Times 17 January 1911

Henry H. Loomis,
who is making his home at the Hygienic Institute, had the gratification of receiving hearty congratulations last Saturday upon attaining his 94th birthday. As he was surrounded by many of his friends in the parlors of the sanitarium, he related many interesting incidents in his life's experience. Mr. Loomis is unusually active for one of his advanced yrs. He is able to transact business and goes downtown unaccompanied and one sees him about the streets when the weather is favorable. On Saturday afternoon Mr. Loomis was greatly pleased when a large birthday cake, brilliant with candles, was placed before him when he was surrounded by friends who sang for him the old familiar songs, such as "Auld Lang Syne," and others.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 January 1911

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
On crossing the street in front of her home on East Main street on Monday, Mrs. Frank S. Lapham slipped and fell on the frozen ground in such a manner as to severely injure one of her limbs which will confine her to the house for several days.



From Ontario County Journal 20 January 1911

Bristol, N. Y. - Ruel Brown of Vincent, who carries cream and butter for the Bristol Valley Creamery Co., narrowly escaped death in a frightful accident. On Friday afternoon, as he began the descent of Canandaigua hill, the wheels of his heavy wagon swerved on the slippery surface and in a twinkle the heavy wagon was overturned. The startled horses began to gallop, dragging their driver along the ground. They went full speed down the hill, just escaped overturning the water trough and were making a dash for the front entrance of the Hunn residence when one of the wheels caught on to an apple tree. Fortunately, Fred Tones and Chauncey Ingram were near by and seized the frightened animals and with some difficulty brought them under control. Dr. McDowell was soon in attendance. The injured driver was conveyed to his home. No bones were broken. However, it will be some time before he can resume his duties. Mr. Brown is improving steadily.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 January 1911

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
An accident occurred on Monday afternoon to a prosperous young farmer, who resides about three miles north of this village, which will deprive him of the use of his left hand for the remainder of his life. At the home of Sylvester Ketchum, his son, Weade Ketchum, was feeding corn into a corn sheller, which in some manner, his hand became caught in the machinery, and before the gasoline engine which was driving the machine could be stopped, the hand was badly mangled. The unfortunate young man was hurried to a private hospital at Newark, and upon investigation by a physician, it was deemed necessary to amputate the hand.



From Phelps Citizen 26 January 1911

Mrs. Milantha Marsh
will enter upon the 100th year of her life next Tuesday. Mrs. Marsh retains all of her faculties, both mental and physical, and although her sight has begun to fail, she still reads without the aid of glasses.



From Ontario County Journal 27 January 1911

Victor, N. Y. -  Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Howland,
an elderly couple residing west of the village, had an exciting experience on Tuesday when, as they were driving into the village, the horse's bridle broke. The animal started to run, but Mr. Howland managed to hold his wife in the carriage. The horse, instead of staying in the center of the road, ran to the curbing and went through the business center of the village and down East Main street. Near the residence of Romeyn Brace, the rig struck a tree, one wheel came off and the couple were thrown violently into the street. Both escaped with bruises. The horse was badly cut.



From Shortsville Enterprise 3 February 1911

Manchester, N. Y. - Paul Worden
was much surprised on Jan. 24, his 79th birthday, on going to the post office and finding himself showered with post cards, some from Newark, Port Gibson, Shortsville, Canandaigua, Palmyra and his own village, Manchester. Words cannot express his gratitude to his many friends for their kind remembrances and the many cheery words they contained on this another milestone of his life.



From Ontario County Journal 3 February 1911

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Joseph Kavan,
infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rigney, and Augustus, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lancer, were baptized by Rev. FitzSimons on Sunday.



St. John's Church - At the morning service on Sunday, Rev. William D. Walker, bishop of the diocese of Western New York, confirmed the following class: Misses Charlotte Lewis, Frances Hll, Mildred Pratt, Mae Elizabeth Huie, Anna M. Brotzman, Hazel Laura Bissell, Katherine Crowly, Harriet Elizabeth Humphrey, Florence Freeman Coleman, Alice Sophia Green, Carrie Bell Ingraham, Sarah Ashley, Emily Grant Henderson, Clara Manther, Mrs. Lillian Edna Pierce, Lester LaVergne Lee, Samuel Dukelow, Harold Reynolds, Edward Freed and Philip Brocklebank.



From Ontario County Journal 10 February 1911

Icy sidewalks were responsible for several accidents the past week. Charles Batchellor, Telyea street, fell and struck upon a growth on the back of his head which required an operation. F. D. Cribb, Esq., did a daylight star-seeing act on Monday, and the bump on the back of his neck was sewed up by a physician. Mrs. Charles W. Smith, Howell street, fractured a bone just above the ankle, and Miss Julia McPhillips, Gorham street, broke her right arm.



Cheshire, N. Y. - Mrs. William Williams
slipped on the icy pavement while on her way to church on Sunday morning and injured her arm quite seriously.



Martin Moran,
who works in the Rice nurseries near Geneva, was murderously assaulted on Tuesday night by an Italian with whom he had previously quarreled, and who laid for Moran after dark. Moran was stabbed in the neck and 30 stitches were taken to close the wound. The assailant escaped.



From Ontario County Journal 17 February 1911

Naples, N. Y. - William H. Seamans,
proprietor of the Naples laundry, had the misfortune on Saturday, while adjusting some machinery, to catch the first finger of his right hand in the cogs; severing it at the joint.



Gorham, N. Y. - 
Friday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Brown drove into town with a high-spirited horse. Stopping in front of the market, Mr. Brown left Mrs. Brown to hold the horse. A dog frightened the horse, causing it to start up Main street. Mrs. Brown has only the use of one hand and had very little control of the horse. As it reached South street it turned so rapidly it turned the cutter over, throwing Mrs. Brown out. William Boyce caught the runaway a quarter of a mile south of the village. Mrs. Brown sustained a bad cut over the eye besides a nervous shock.



From Shortsville Enterprise 3 March 1911

The large steam "clam," used for handling coal in the Lehigh Valley yards at Manchester included two more victims in its list of injured men on Saturday morning last. The first employee was Asa Baker, aged 25 years, of this village, who was engaged in making repairs to the clam when it caught his left hand. The member was crushed so badly that it was deemed necessary to amputate it at the wrist. Asa was hurried to the Memorial hospital at Canandaigua by Dr. John H. Pratt, of Manchester, where the amputation was performed. Late reports concerning his condition are to the effects that he is getting along as well as can be expected. The young man is popular among our villagers and the accident brought forth many expressions of regret.

About 10 o'clock, an hour after the first accident, John Moraski, of Canandaigua, got his foot caught in some cogs on the same machine, with the result that his little toe was badly crushed. Moraski was brought to the office of Dr. I. J. Furman in this village where his injuries were given the proper attention. He was taken to his home in Canandaigua, and it is not expected that any serious results will follow.



From Ontario County Journal 10 March 1911

At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Arvanite, Gorham street, on Friday, their infant child was christened with the unique ceremonies of the Greek church. Bishop Constantine Douropolous, of Baltimore, Md., officiated.



From Shortsville Enterprise 17 March 1911

Manchester, N. Y. -
While at work in the Lehigh Valley yards in this village on Tuesday evening of last week, Joseph Gillett, a switchman, had the misfortune to fall between a car and switch and badly injure one of his legs. Some of the ligaments were torn from one of his knees. Mr. Gillett and family have only been residents of this village about two months, having moved here from Canandaigua.



From Ontario County Journal 24 March 1911

Naples, N. Y. - 
Among Naples' most prosperous farmers is Thomas Goundry, who has reached the age of 95 years. His two stalwart sons, Isaac and John Goundry, are well known and noted for their industry, good sense and sturdy Republicanism, inherited from their father. Mr. Goundry came over from England in 1834. and has been a resident of Garlinghouse district in Naples for 63 years. There seems to be no reason why he should not celebrate his 100th anniversary. From extreme poverty he has risen in this country to a man of wealth and high standing, and has been active in all good works.



From Ontario County Journal 31 March 1911

Honeoye, N. Y. -  Harrison H. Reed
was seriously hurt Saturday afternoon. He was driving out of the swamp on a load of hay when one of the wheels dropped into a hole and the sudden jar threw him to the ground. He struck on his head and shoulders and was badly bruised. Mr. Reed was taken into Charles Olmstead's and a doctor called. He was brought home on a cot that night.



Naples, N. Y. -  George Muck, a laboring man, was seriously disabled last Saturday while cutting down timber trees for E. R. Parrish. A heavy limb at the top of the tree broke loose and falling, struck him squarely on the left side, causing a severe bruise and wound which will disable him for several weeks.



From The Fairport Herald 5 April 1911 (Monroe County, NY)

Mrs. Charles E. Townsend, of Canandaigua, who tried to break up a cold by taking large doses of camphor, was rendered very ill. The physician pronounced it a case of ptomaine poisoning, caused by the camphor. p.5



After the judicial deliberation Judge Thompson has decided that the $10 bill which Oliver Bird lost at Port Gibson and which Fred Lehr found, and refused to give up, is one and the same $10 bill. The learned judge concluded that $10 bills were not lying around the streets of Port Gibson in such numbers as to create doubt of ownership when a $10 is lost, and a $10 bill is found. The case went through a justice's court and the little hamlet chose sides and got all worked up over the matter. p. 5



From Geneva Daily Times 5 April 1911

Myron H. Stockwell
of Milton street was somewhat severely injured yesterday by being thrown from the back of a horse which he was riding.



Frank McCormack,
Geneva's principal representative on the baseball field, will leave this week for Harrisburg where he will begin his work in preparation for the 1911 season. McCormack has acted as coach for the Cadet basketball season this winter, and as a result is in the pink of condition. Geneva fans expect him to make a good showing this year with the Harrisburg club which reports state will make the other teams hustle for the pennant in the Tri-State League.



From Shortsville Enterprise 7 April 1911

Manchester, N. Y. - Michael Opper,
a Hungarian, who has made this village his home for the past seven years, left on Tuesday of last week for a visit to his old home in Madarasz, Hungary, the first visit in twenty years. It is reported that he took $7300 with him as a result of his twenty years toiling in this country. He plans to return to the United States at the conclusion of his visit.



From Ontario County Journal 14 April 1911

Clifford Cribb
and Will Hutchens, in R. R. Scott's automobile, collided with Clarence W. Case, son of E. T. Case, who was riding a motorcycle, at corner of Main and Gibson streets, and young Case is in the Memorial hospital with a very severe fracture of the left leg. The accident happened about 9:30 last evening. The auto was coming down Main street and turned into Gibson as young Case was coming up Main. Neither party saw each other until they were almost together. Case struck the rear part of the auto and was thrown against the curb and upon the lawn.



George T. Thompson's big Thomas touring car and a local street car collided at Main street and Fort Hill avenue yesterday afternoon and the auto was badly damaged. George Popplewell was taking the auto home from his garage, having just finished a complete overhauling of the machine. Mr. Popplewell saw the street car, but not the signal which Conductor Hancock says he gave to warn the driver that the car was going to turn into the switch, and the auto was struck as the car left the main track. No one was injured.



From Shortsville Enterprise 21 April 1911

A peculiar accident occurred in the Lehigh Valley yards at Manchester about 4 o'clock on Sunday afternoon when Peter DeGroot, an engineer, narrowly escaped being almost instantly killed. DeGroot was acting at fireman in the absence of a regular employee, and was sitting on the fireman's side of a locomotive which was passing along what is known as the "cripple track." In putting his head out of the window he was suddenly caught between a carload of telephone poles and the cab, drawing him out through the window. Before the engine could be brought to a standstill, he was rolled a distance of several feet between the poles and the cab. Owing to the fact that the poles gradually tapered near the end, he was released from his perilous position and dropped onto the running board on the locomotive. He was removed from the engine and taken to his home in Main street in Manchester and medical assistance summoned. While the full extent of his injuries have not been ascertained, it is known that he was seriously hurt.



From Ontario County Journal 28 April 1911

On Tuesday evening as W. M. Henry, of this village, was returning home from Geneva in his automobile, with a party of five, he collided with a sulky driven by James Barry, of Hopewell. Barry saw an automobile coming from the west and in attempting to dodge it, drove in front of Mr. Henry's auto. The sulky was demolished, and the automobile was overturned on the side of the road, the six occupants being thrown out, but marvelously escaping serious injury. In the car, besides Mr. Henry, were Mrs. Henry, Miss Lela Jones, Miss Hazel Clarke, George Denniston and Charles Johnston.



From Shortsville Enterprise 5 May 1911

The baseball season will officially open in the Parlor Village  on Saturday when the new team of the Shortsville High School will cross bats with the High School nine from East Bloomfield on the East Main street diamond at 3:30 o'clock p.m. The lineup for the local representatives will be as follows: John Curran, shortstop; Harry Howe, second base; Floyd Gillis, first base; Earl Sheffer, third base; Ralph Petty, right field; Emmett O'Brien, center field; Denzil Wilson, left field; Elwyn Stoddard, catcher; Stanley Stoddard, pitcher and captain.



From Ontario County Journal 5 May 1911

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The home of Mr. and Mrs. John Bennett was the scene of a pleasant gathering on Saturday afternoon in honor of the birthdays of Mrs. Elvira A. Hayward, Mrs. Elmira F. Dibble, Mrs. Ella L. Partridge, Mrs. Zoe Forsyth, Mrs. William Harvey and Doris Dibble. Mrs. Hayward and Mrs. Dibble are twins and it was their 75th birthday. A bountiful supper was served, the table beautifully decorated with spring flowers. The three oldest ladies enjoyed an auto ride with Mr. William Harvey of Ionia.



Bristol Springs, N. Y. - On Monday Mrs. Mortimer Hotchkiss met with a peculiar accident. Mr. and Mrs. Hotchkiss were preparing to drive to their farm in Gulick and Mrs. Hotchkiss got into the wagon to which Mr. Hotchkiss was hitching the team. The horses became frightened at something and cramped the wagon in such a position that Mrs. Hotchkiss was thrown to the ground. A doctor was called and upon examination found that Mrs. Hotchkiss' left shoulder was broken.



From Shortsville Enterprise 12 May 1911

Miss Hazel Clarke,
of Canandaigua, a former resident of this village, had a narrow escape from serious injury last week Tuesday evening while riding in an automobile. Miss Clarke was in company with Walter Henry and family of Canandaigua, and the party was returning from Geneva. In attempting to avoid running into a rig, the auto was overturned and the occupants
thrown out. The members of the party escaped, fortunately, with slight bruises.



Patrick McLaughlin is now nursing a broken left arm as the result of a peculiar accident at the Lehigh Valley depot in Manchester on Tuesday evening of last week. He is employed by the Lehigh Valley Company, and was to assist in the loading of some heavy baggage on a passenger train. He was helping to place a baggage truck near the tracks and when the train pulled into the station, his arm was laying over the edge of the truck in such a position as to be struck by one of the coaches bending the member back so far as to break it near the wrist.



Farmington, N. Y. - A serious accident occurred at the Lehigh Valley crossing in Manchester last Saturday. Emily Arnold, a girl of thirteen, was driving across the tracks when the end of one gate, which was partly raised, caught in the buggy wheel, frightening the horse and resulting in an overturned vehicle. The young lady was thrown out, sustaining some bruises and a deep flesh wound upon the head. Her father, who was driving a team just ahead, came to her assistance.



From Ontario County Journal 19 May 1911

Wednesday night Stanley Hicks, on a motorcycle, ran into an automobile standing in front of the Ajax garage. He escaped with a few bruises and the motorcycle was damaged. Yesterday afternoon an auto driven by a LeRoy man ran into a buggy in which Mrs. George Thompson, of Victor, was riding. She was thrown to the pavement, but hung to the reins, receiving minor bruises. Her clothing was ruined and the harness broken.



From Ontario County Journal 26 May 1911

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Hiland Shepard
was seriously injured while playing ball on Friday. He was struck with the ball club which slipped from the hand of Basil Griffin, striking him in the face. Dr. Benham was called and decided the cheek bone was fractured. He was taken to the Homeopathic hospital that night and the next day his uncle, Dr. Hiland Shepard, operated, removing five pieces of bone. At last reports he was doing well. His mother, Mrs. Sophia Shepard, is staying with him.



From Shortsville Enterprise 2 June 1911

Richard Herendeen
went with a party on a fishing excursion to Bushnell's Basin last Saturday, and while walking along the banks of the canal some of the earth gave way under his feet, precipitating him into the water. None of the party could swim and they were unable to reach Mr. Herendeen with their poles. A passing stranger rescued him as he came up for the third time. He was brought to his home and on Sunday was able to be about the house, apparently not much injured by his enforced bath, but the following day he was obliged to remain abed and for several days was critically ill. It is thought that this was due to the large amount of water he had taken into his lungs. A present he is rapidly recovering.



Manchester, N. Y. - On Monday afternoon last while driving from Clifton Springs to her home north of this place, Mrs. Richard Hoare met with quite a serious accident when she reached the turn in the State road, near the Persons farm. Her horse became frightened and threw her out of the carriage, the animal freeing itself from the vehicle. In falling, Mrs. Hoare suffered a fracture of her right collar bone, a scalp wound and an injury to her hip. The horse was captured before it ran far.



From The Fairport Herald 7 June 1911 (Monroe County, NY)

East Penfield -  Mr. Dorr B. Harris of Canandaigua is visiting his brothers here this week. p. 6

South Perinton - Mr. and Mrs. John Murphy of Clifton Springs spent Sunday at the home of William Gillette.

Mrs. Frank Guest and daughter Ruth, of East Victor, spent Saturday at the home of Martin Guest. p. 6



From Shortsville Enterprise 9 June 1911

At the farm home of William Diets, located two miles east of this village, June 2d there was found an army sword, which is supposed to have been used in the war of the Revolution. The house where the sword was found is said to have been built one hundred years or more ago, and is now undergoing a thorough repairing. The sword was found by L. M. Wallace, a contractor of this village, in a plate inside the plaster which was being removed this morning. This sword, which must have been placed where it was found at least a century ago, is still in a good state of preservation, its only defect being that a piece is broken from the point, while the steel is tarnished. This weapon is supposed to have once belonged to one of those from this locality who participated in the War of the Revolution.



From Ontario County Journal 16 June 1911

Reed's Corners, N. Y. -  Louis Henry,
while playing with dynamite caps, one of which exploded, received severe wounds to both hands. He was obliged to have one finger amputated. He is at the Memorial Hospital.



Stanley, N. Y. -
Excitement was caused on Sunday at the home of Mrs. Margaret Russell when in some manner the oil stove in the kitchen was overturned and set fire to the surroundings. Prompt action soon put out the fire but not until considerable damage had been done.



Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Fred Graf
was seriously hurt at his mill last Friday. While the saw was in motion, his father fell through an opening in the floor, which caused him to drop a board he was holding on the saw. The board struck Mr. Graf in the side, cutting through his clothes, making a bad wound, and swerved, hitting him on the shoulder. It was feared he was injured internally, but he is is more comfortable now.



From Ontario County Journal 23 June 1911

While eating cake on Sunday at the home of her mother, Mrs. L. Brand, near Seneca point, Mrs. Arthur Lacy, who lives with her husband on H. L. Howe's farm, swallowed a fine wire about two inches long that evidently had come from the screen in a flour sifter. The wire caught in the lower part of the throat and after suffering distressingly for several hours, and when other means of removing it had failed, physicians opened the throat and gullet and removed the wire after X-ray photographs showed its location. Mrs. Lacy has been able to talk only with the greatest difficulty since the operation, and is unable to take any nourishment naturally. Her condition is still critical.



From Shortsville Enterprise 30 June 1911

Saturday last was the occasion of much merrymaking at the home of Robert Middlebrook, northeast of this village, when members of the Brandow families to the number of sixty assembled to celebrate their annual reunion. Four generations were present, coming from many different parts of the State. A five-course dinner was served on the spacious lawn, the decorations being green and white. The next reunion of the families will be held at the home of Robert Brandow, a former resident of the Parlor Village, in Bristol on June 25, 1912.



This Friday evening Miss Frieda Hinz, of this village, will be one of the five young ladies who will graduate as trained nurses from the Hospital of Physicians and Surgeons at Canandaigua. The commencement exercises will be held in the Baptist church  in that village.



From Ontario County Journal 30 June 1911

The Francis reunion was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Seymour, Adelaide avenue, on Saturday with an attendance of 50. The bountiful dinner and supper were served under a large tent on the lawn. In the afternoon a fine program was given. Especially interesting were a number of readings by Miss Bessie Briggs, who graduated in elocution from Lima seminary this year. At the business meeting, the following officers were elected: President, W. F. Seymour; vice-president, Mrs. Cooley Fletcher; secretary, Mrs. Henry Baker; entertainment committee, Miss Bessie Briggs and Mrs. Mark Patchen. Guests were present from Bristol, Honeoye, Lima, Holcomb, Rochester and Shortsville. The reunion in 1912 will be held with Mr. and Mrs. Elnathan Briggs at Lima.



Rushville, N. Y. -  About 70 enjoyed the Read family reunion at Electric park on Saturday. Officers elected are: President, Henry T. Read, Penn Yan; vice-president, Frank Cole, Penn Yan; secretary and treasurer, Miss C. Maude Read, Rushville; historian, Arthur Bostwick, Rochester; assistant historian, Miss Caroline Hunter, Rushville.



The descendants of Thomas Totman held their seventh annual reunion at Sylvan cottage with Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Trafton, on June 24. Five of Thomas Totman's children were represented: Releaf Moore by Mrs. George Gorley Brace, two children,
Mrs. Minnie S. Gorley and two children, all of Victor; the fourth child, Dolly Fletcher, by Mrs. Henrietta Fletcher and two children; Calvin R., the sixth child, by Mrs. Laura H. Gilbert of Adams, his youngest daughter of five. Donald Kenyon, of Adams, represented Calvin's only son, Monroe. Mrs. Eliza A. Trafton, Calvin's second child, aged 91, of Canandaigua, was unable to attend. Her son, wife and two daughters and one grandchild represented her. Rachel Rice was represented by Elizabeth McPherson, Mrs. Ada McPherson Shay, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Dorrance and three children. Ward, the youngest child, was represented by 28: Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Totman, Mrs. B. J. Case and two children, Mrs. Spencer J. Corser and three children, Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Bliss, their children, Mrs. William Andrews and husband, Mrs. C. W. Flanders, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Bliss, Mrs. John Wilder of Cleveland, O, and nine grandchildren. Mrs. W. L. Reed and daughter, Carol, represented Nancy Totman Reed. Fifty-one descendants and three visitors enjoyed a bountiful picnic dinner and all seemed to have a good time.



From Ontario County Journal 7 July 1911

On Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Evans, Bristol street, was held the 25th reunion of the Davis family. The reunion was held under tents and 55 members were seated at the table at the annual dinner. Flowers and flags made the surroundings bright and cheerful. The committee for next year is composed of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Evans, Mr. and Mrs. George McMillan, Leslie Green, Miss Lena Eighmy, Elmer Davis and Miss Bertha Baldwin.



From Ontario County Journal 7 July 1911

Manchester, N. Y. - 
On the afternoon of July 4, George Parrish of Shortsville, who was acting as conductor on a Lehigh yard engine, and two Poles, Lehigh employees, were badly scalded while at work with an engine putting out a fire which had caught in the grass, south of the tracks in the west yard.



From Ontario County Journal 14 July 1911

Canadice, N. Y. -  Mrs. Jane Winch
celebrated her 82d birthday recently by entertaining several of her nieces.



From Shortsville Enterprise 21 July 1911

The annual reunion of the Gillett family was held on July 4th at the "old homestead," in the town of Hopewell, now the home of Francis W. Gillett. There were present Charles A. Gillett and wife, Misses Susan and Emma Wakefield, and James Gillett, of Clifton Springs; Mrs. Harriet Gillett Wilson of Canandaigua; Frank Patch and wife of Boston, Mass.; F. W. Taylor and wife of Brooklyn; Dr. John Gillett, wife and four daughters, of Kingston; Lewis Gillett and wife, of Brockton, Mass.; Prof. John H. Bosshart, wife, daughter and son of Rochester; Miss Grace Gillett of Auburn; and Francis W. Gillett, wife and four sons. In the afternoon and evening many of the friends and neighbors of years past called, and all joined in a very pleasurable revival of old times and enjoyment of the present.



From Ontario County Journal 21 July 1911

Cheshire, N. Y. -
The Hutchens reunion, which was held at the hospitable and spacious home of Mrs. Laura M. Hutchens, on Sunday, was largely attended. Friends from Johnstown, Porto Rico, Canandaigua, Rushville and Bristol were present.



From Ontario County Journal 28 July 1911

Allen's Hill, N. Y. -  Mrs. Charles Earls
is confined to her home suffering from poisoning inflicted by stepping on a rusty nail. Her foot has been much swollen and very painful.

Canadice, N. Y. -  While working at a binder one day last week, Harold Preston caught the small finger of his right hand in the machine, crushing it so badly that it was necessary to amputate it at the second joint. George Affolter was quite badly injured on Saturday by a pulley from a hayfork which fell, striking him on the back. Two stitches were required to close the wound. Arthur Ingraham ran a nail nearly through his hand on Monday, causing a painful wound.



From Ontario County Journal 4 August 1911

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Harry,
the six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Sweeney, fell into a cistern, while playing at Dr. W. T. Walsh's barn, Monday morning and narrowly escaped drowning, as the cistern contained about five feet of water. He was rescued by William S. Hicks, who was working near by and heard the splash.



Reed's Corners, N. Y. -  The second family reunion of the Gage family was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Amasa Gage on Wednesday. Dinner was served on the large lawn, after which a picture of the family was taken. The occasion was the 65th birthday of Mr. and Mrs. Gage. The next reunion will be held at their home next year on July 31.



From The Fairport Herald 9 August 1911 (Monroe County, NY)

Penfield - Miss Georgia McGowan of Canandaigua is visiting Mrs. Margaret McGowanp. 6



Farmington, Aug 7 - The Gardner family reunion which was held at the home of Charles H. Gardner last Saturday, was largely attended by nearly a hundred people from this and surrounding towns. Relatives were present from Lyons, Buffalo, Manchester, Lindsay, Can., Walworth and Canandaigua. Among those from the latter place were Hon. Anson L. Gardner, a rising young lawyer, and master of the Canandaigua grange, who made a speech, during the program of vocal and instrumental music which was greatly enjoyed, especially the local hits on different members of the family relatives. Byron Johnson of Buffalo, also gave an interesting talk on reunions. The day was ideal and every one enjoyed the hospitality of the host and hostess. Dinner was served on the spacious lawn, which had been fitted up with lawn swings and cozy seats. The eldest member present was Mrs. Annette Gardner, relict of the late Sunderlin P. Gardner, a noted preacher, and the youngest, her grandchild, Edith, daughter of Anson L. Gardner, 3 months old.  p. 6



Farmington - Miss Ella Harm, of Buffalo is visiting her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Popenhusen, for a few days. p. 6

Mrs. Mary Eldredge of Penfield visited her sister, Mrs. Carrie Haynes Padgham, several days last week., p. 6

A. B. Katkamier attended several grange lecturers' conferences at Poughkeepsie, Oneonta, and Cortland last week. p. 6



From Ontario County Journal 11 August 1911

Bristol, N. Y. - 
The descendants of John A. and Sarah Ketchum held their reunion at the home of Charles Ketchum last Saturday. Thirty were present. The dinner was served in Mr. Ketchum's grove, after which Mr. Ketchum took three old ladies for their first ride in an automobile. One of them, Mrs. Ira Sanford, was 85, and the others were past 70. Mrs. Sanford remarked that she had now rode in everything but a flying machine. The family spent a very enjoyable day.



Manchester, N. Y. -  Last week Mrs. Charles Harrington gave a dinner in honor of the 83d birthday of her father, Nathaniel Herendeen. The guests were Edwin Harrington, Mrs. Hulda Sheldon and Mrs. Harriet Brewster, all octogenarians.



From The Fairport Herald, 16 August 1911 (Monroe County, NY)

Local Briefs - Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Ritter and son George and wife, of Geneva were guests of Mrs. L. A. Schoomaker Sunday. p. 2

Local Items

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Parker and daughter, Hazel, former Fairport residents, but now living at Honeoye, were in town last week. p. 3

Willis Robbins of Geneva was a guest of his mother and sister on West st., yesterday. p. 3



Pittsford - Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Eckler and children of Victor spent Monday with L. A. Wilson and wife. p. 6



South Perinton, Aug 15 - Mrs. Martin Guest and mother, Mrs. James Daly, spent Friday at Canandaigua at the summer home of Mrs. Thompson, Sonnenberg. Visitors are only allowed every two weeks, on Friday afternoon from two until five o'clock. It is a very beautiful place. p. 6

Charles Bowerman spent Saturday and Sunday at Canandaigua with his wife, who is there for some time to get relief from hay fever. p. 6

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Guest and daughter of East Victor, also Miss Grace Reynolds and Fred Barnard of Syracuse and Mr. and Mrs. John Shannon and daughter of Rochester spent Sunday at the home of Martin Guest. p. 6



From Shortsville Enterprise 18 August 1911

Last week Wednesday, Mrs. Hulda Sheldon of Farmington, aged 81 years, and Nathaniel C. Herendeen of Main street, aged 84 years, enjoyed their first automobile ride. Allen Sheldon of Farmington, a son of the former and a nephew of the latter, took them to visit their aged and invalid sister, Mrs. Lydia Aldrich, aged 87, at Canandaigua. The party enjoyed an auto trip around Canandaigua lake and then took supper with Mrs. Aldrich.



From Ontario County Journal 25 August 1911

The Emory and Dayton families held their annual reunion on Aug. 17 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Sanford, who reside on the east shore of Canandaigua lake. Sixty-two were present. Dinner was served on the lawn. The newly-elected officers are: F. D. Emory, president; C. P. Emory, vice-president; and James Brandow, secretary and treasurer.



From Geneva Daily Times 1 September 1911

An interesting quoit-pitching contest was engaged in by employees of the Buckley grocery store and meat market yesterday. The contest, after numerous tryouts, finally settled down to a contest between H. D. Lynch of the meat department and Lester McGuire of the grocery department. The match, which was a close one, was finally won by Mr. Lynch.



From Ontario County Journal 1 September 1911

An automobile driven by Mrs. Mortimer Parsons struck a carriage driven by James Cade on Main street Wednesday noon doing considerable damage to the wagon. No one was injured. Both vehicles were moving in the same direction when the carriage turned suddenly in the path of the machine which was moving at a moderate rate.



From Ontario County Journal 6 October 1911

Naples, N. Y. -  John Rector,
a well-known farmer, while picking apples, fell about 20 feet. He was about to fall on his head, when he seized a limb and turned himself so that he struck on his shoulder and chest. He was badly jarred and bruised, but it is believed he will pull through. Mr. Rector is about 70 years old.



From Ontario County Journal 3 November 1911

Ionia, N. Y. - Hyatt Norton,
a well-known young man of this place, was seriously injured on Friday of last week while returning from work to his home. He had been employed by State Road Contractor Johnson to run the road roller, and had going to and from his work on a motor cycle. The lamp on his machine did not work properly and he stooped over to fix it, when he dashed into the rear of one of the heavy road wagons, striking with such force as to break his leg below the knee, driving the bone through the back of the leg and injuring the knee cap. Dr. Wheeler was called and took him at once in his auto to the Canandaigua hospital where the fracture was reduced and he is reported as doing well.



From Ontario County Journal 17 November 1911

Honeoye, N. Y. -  Mrs. Oakley Maston
was seriously burned about the head and face last Sunday. Thinking the fire was out, she attempted to kindle it with coal oil. There was an explosion, which but for the presence of mind of Miss Blake, a teacher in the High school, who rooms with Mrs. Maston, would have resulted in a fire.



From Shortsville Enterprise 1 December 1911

While descending the stairs at his home in the village of Manchester early Saturday morning, Carlos P. Osgood, manager of the Red Jacket Telephone Company, slipped near the top and fell to the floor below. His wife heard the noise of his fall and ran to his side, assisting him to a couch. Medical aid was summoned and it was found that one shoulder had been dislocated and three ribs broken. Mr. Osgood's numerous friends will deeply regret to learn of his mishap and will join with us in wishing for his early recovery.



From Ontario County Journal 29 December 1911

Rushville, N. Y. - 
On Saturday a family reunion was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Robson. There were present William Robson of New York; Harry Staple and family of Penn Yan; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Robson and daughter; John Phalen and family and John Robson, Jr., and family of Middlesex. Among the Christmas gifts presented to the host and hostess was a Victrola from their son, William, of New York.



Rushville, N. Y. -  The Green family reunion was held on Christmas day at the home of Charles Green and family. Those present were Mrs. Emory Green and daughter, Grace; Thomas Dwyer and daughter, Hazel; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Porter and son; William Green and family; B. G. Clark and family; and Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Carson of Geneva. After the usual feast of good things, a business meeting was called at which Mrs. Alonzo Carson was elected president for the coming year with Miss Grace Green as secretary.



From Shortsville Enterprise 5 January 1912

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Converse
royally entertained about forty relatives on New Years day at their home, two miles south of Clifton Springs. Among the guests were Mr. and Mrs. Roth, of Shelby, Mich., the latter a sister of the host; Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Converse of Rochester; Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Converse of Palmyra; E. P. Converse and family of Farmington; Leland Barber and family of Clifton Springs; Mrs. Coville and Miss Clara Coville of Canandaigua; Mrs. L. C. Tremaine and Ray Burleigh of Newark, and Miss Dora Coville, Mr. and Mrs. Allison Converse and family and Mr. and Mrs. Sibley Converse and family of Shortsville. The house was tastily decorated and after an elaborate dinner was served, a musical and literary program followed, adding to the many joys of the day.



From Ontario County Journal 5 January 1912

Last Saturday, Mrs. Frank Wardwell, Jefferson avenue, gave birth to triplets. All died within a few hours. The mother, who was dangerously low, is now recovering.



Naples, N. Y. -  Mrs. Smantha Nellis
was 102 years old yesterday. She was born in Herkimer county. Has lived in Naples 65 years. Has lived to see her husband and three sons and one daughter buried. She is a member of the Daughters of the Revolution. Packed 800 bushels of grapes last fall. She lives on the farm on Rushville road, 2 miles below Naples village.



From Shortsville Enterprise 12 January 1912

Manchester, N. Y. -
On Saturday, Mrs. Emma Poole celebrated the 73rd anniversary of her birth. She was given a postcard shower by her many friends and relatives, cards being sent her by persons residing in 19 different States.

An exciting runaway took place in this village on Tuesday evening of last week. As a horse, driven by Peter Rubins, the 16-year-old son of Joseph Rubins, who resides west of the village, was passing the  Methodist church on State street, the thills became detached and the horse started to run. At the corner of Main street, Mrs. John Wolford, who was riding with the boy, was thrown out, striking the ground nearly 12 feet from where she left the wagon, and when picked up, it was feared that she was fatally injured, as she weighs over 200 lbs. When medical aid was summoned, it was found that she was badly bruised and suffering from shock, but no bones were broken.



From Ontario County Journal 19 January 1912

His horses, coming home without driver on Monday, gave the family of Sylvanus A. Taft, who lives on the town line road between Canandaigua and Hopewell, their first intimation that Mr. Taft, aged 70 years, he met with an accident. Searchers went back down the road and at the corner where the town line and county house roads join, the old man was found by the roadside in a helpless condition. He was carried home and Dr. P. M. Donovan called, whose examination showed that Mr. Taft had suffered serious injuries to his spine and shoulders. Later he was taken to the Memorial Hospital in an effort to locate by x-ray pictures suspected broken bones. It is believed Mr. Taft had a stroke of paralysis while driving home, as he was partially paralyzed when found, and remains in that condition.



From Ontario County Journal 26 January 1912

Ionia, N. Y. -
On Wednesday afternoon Mrs. C. R. White gave a pleasant surprise in honor of the 77th birthday of Mrs. Oliver White. The following guests were present: Mrs. O. J. Hallenbeck, Canandaigua; Miss Caroline Pattengill, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Mrs. N. W. Dibble, Mrs. J. Heech, Mrs. Walter Dibble, Mrs. R. McMichael, Miss Minnie Dibbs and Mrs. E. W. Bennett, of this place. Mrs. White received some very pretty and useful presents, besides a large number of post cards. After an afternoon of visiting and music, supper was served. The table was prettily decorated with red, white and green.



From Geneva Advertiser 29 January 1912

S. Fletcher Weyburn,
brother of Dr. H. D. Weyburn, has recently published a genealogy of the family extending back some six hundred years, hailing from England. The tracing of the family, the name spelled in various ways, has been very carefully done, and he believes is as near accurate in detail as can be made. Some of his data came from England. He has been several years in the compilation of it.



From Ontario County Journal 2 February 1912

Naples, N. Y. -  Harvey Burke
celebrated his 90th birthday on Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Flora Graves and Mrs. Helen Briggs. In the summer Mr. Burke takes care of a quarter of an acre of garden.



From Ontario County Journal 9 February 1912

Rushville, N. Y. - 
On Sunday the children and grandchildren, numbering 20, invaded the home of Mr. and Mrs. Orin Gage, giving them a complete surprise. They brought with them not only good wishes for the occasion, which was Mr. Gage's 72d birthday, but a bountiful dinner which included a birthday cake.



From Shortsville Enterprise 16 February 1912

On Tuesday night of last week Antonio Pasco, an employee of the Lehigh Valley at Manchester, who resides just west of that village, had a thrilling escape from being burned to death. He retired about 10 o'clock and was gently sleeping when he was awakened by the sound of something falling. Antonio's custom is to place a lighted lamp on a stand near his bed and on the night in question left his light as usual. He found that a member of the feline family had jumped upon the stand, evidently for the purpose of getting warm, and in crowding too close to the lamp had pushed it off to the floor. There was immediately something doing in the fire works line. The lamp exploded and sent the burning oil over some curtains. Antonio, clad only in his nightgown, jumped from the bed and tried to put out the blaze on the curtains, but instead of accomplishing his purpose, his night robe ignited. Other inmates of the house heard the noise in his room and ran to ascertain the cause. Seeing that he was in danger, they wrapped him in a blanket and extinguished the flames. He was seriously burned.



This Friday evening occurs the leap year dancing party of the Jolly Dozen in Maccabee hall. Over 100 invitations were issued and plans are arranged for entertaining a goodly crowd. The hall is beautifully decorated for the occasion. The committee in charge is composed of Miss Jane VanCott, Miss Gladys Felton, Mrs. Frank Rogers, Mrs. Emmett Emery, Mrs. Irving Perry, Mrs. Nathan Franzel, Miss Clara Wilson and Miss Vera Brown.



The 87th birthday anniversary of Mrs. Harriet Hinde was delightfully celebrated at her home, one mile east of this village, on Friday last, a large party of relatives assembling to assist her in the observance of the day. The occasion was a surprise to the estimable lady, each guest bringing refreshments. Mrs. Hinde was born in Warwickshire, England, on February 8, 1825, and made her home there until the fall of 1868, when she came to America with her husband and family. She located in the town of Walworth, where she resided for five years, and ever since lived in the town of Manchester.



From Ontario County Journal 16 February 1912

Allen's Hill, N. Y. -  Richard M. Allen, Joshua Simpson, Asa N. Deal
and Mortimer Summy, the least remaining veterans of the civil war of this place, were entertained at a bountiful 2 o'clock dinner by Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Garlinghouse, Wednesday, Feb. 14. The occasion was in honor of Mrs. Garlinghouse's father, Mr. Deal, it being his 70th birthday anniversary. Mr. Deal has resided in or near Allen's Hill during the greater part of his life.



West Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Miss Matilda Carey,
of Honeoye Falls, who was visiting her sister, Mrs. Fred L. Rigney, and Miss Cora Nudd, who was also at the Rigney home, came near being asphyxiated by natural gas on Friday night. About midnight, Mrs. Rigney was awakened by the sound of someone falling and immediately went upstairs and found Miss Carey on the floor, where she had fallen in her attempt to leave the room. She was still conscious, but Miss Nudd was unconscious. It was a half hour before Miss Nudd was revived. Although Miss Carey was not unconscious, she had no idea of what happened. Had not Mrs. Rigney been awakened, both girls would have been dead in the morning. The chimney had become filled with fallen brick, and hence the fumes all came back into their sleeping room.



From Shortsville Enterprise 23 February 1912

Farmington, N. Y. -
Last Saturday evening as Clyde Redfield and cousin, John Acomb, were returning from a Grange meeting, about one mile south of the Hook, their cutter was overturned in a snow drift, which frightened the young horse they were driving to such an extent that it escaped, leaving the young men and cutter in the snow. They gathered together the robes, cutter and pieces of harness by the roadside and started to walk home, expecting that the horse had preceded them, but upon their arrival nothing had been seen of the animal. Sunday forenoon was spent in following tracks and clues in a fruitless quest. Later in the day by the aid of telephone the horse was located at Albert Padgham's, not far from the scene of the accident, apparently none the worse for the adventure. The cutter and harness were both broken.



From Geneva Daily Times 24 February 1912

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - 
Quite a painful accident occurred on the highway in front of St. Agnes cemetery, just west of this village, on Thursday, when a load of hay, upon which Charles Montford, Sr., and son, William C. Montford, were riding, tipped over. The senior Mr. Montford fell with the load and was not injured; his son, however, did not fare as well, as he fell backward, away from the load, and striking on the frozen roadway, was badly bruised and shaken. He was removed to his home about one mile distant, and upon examination it was found that no bones were broken. His bruises were quite painful and he will be confined to his home for several days. The two men were bringing the load of hay from their farm to a customer in this village when the accident occurred.



From Ontario County Journal 1 March 1912

Elmer Schapp,
a Phelps lad, slipped while attempting to catch a freight train, and his left foot was mangled and had to be amputated. He also lost one toe on the right foot.



At St. Mary's Church, baptized on Sunday: Robert Eugene, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Meath; Frances Joseph, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Halder; and Catherine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benedict Fuller.



From Ontario County Journal 8 March 1912

Mrs. Joel Hall,
of Canandaigua, was pleasantly surprised last Friday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. McCann, it being the occasion of her 83d birthday. There were 32 present, among them were her three daughters, Mrs. William Potter, of Rochester; Mrs. Jennie Sherman of Bristol Springs; and Mrs. D. McCann of Canandaigua; one son, C. G. Hall of Canandaigua; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. They were all served with a bountiful dinner, after which Mrs. Hall received a post card shower from friends and relatives from all over the United States, to the extent of 160, besides numerous presents and remembrances. Mrs. Hall has retained all of her faculties and is very active for a lady of her age. She resides with her youngest daughter, Mrs. D. McCann, coming here from Ontario, which was her lifelong home until 16 years ago.



East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Mrs. Hiram S. Bailey, while going across the fields to call upon a neighbor on Friday, slipped on the ice and fell. Fortunately she was able to call help and was taken to her home, where it was found she had fractured her leg. She is doing well.



From Shortsville Enterprise 15 March 1912

A posse, composed of about 20 Shortsville and Manchester men and boys, under the leadership of Deputy Sheriff William Mills and officer L. H. Aldrich, of this village, thoroughly searched the woods and swamps west of this place on Sunday in the hopes of locating one John Montcrieff. The man in question left his farm home in the township of Hopewell on Feb. 26th and has not been seen since. Montcrieff, who is subject to dizzy or fainting spells, left for the home of his brother-in-law, Chas. Brown, living southwest of this village. Brown had promised him a colt if he would break a number of the young animals. Montcrieff stopped at Manchester with a view to liquidating a debt previously contracted with Dr. Geo. A. Shaw, the veterinary of that place. He did not find Dr. Shaw at his place of business and stated that he would call again. A man answering Montcrieff's description was seen to cross the Lehigh Valley yards at Manchester and go across fields. Residents at the home of I. S. Weaver, just west of the village, also believe that the man in question crossed their yard on the day of disappearance. The posse found numerous tracks in the snow in that vicinity, but Montcrieff was not found. Several theories have been advanced over his disappearance. One is that he was robbed and killed somewhere along the Lehigh Valley tracks and that his body has been concealed. He had about $100 in his pockets when he left home. Another is that he has gone into Canada. It has since been ascertained that on the 26th of February a man said to be of practically the same description appeared at the ticket office of the Lehigh Valley railroad at Manchester and asked for a ticket to Toronto. R. R. Losee, the ticket agent, informed the party that he could not sell him a ticket to that point and he purchased a ticket for Niagara Falls. It seems that Montcrieff has a mother and other relatives living in the portion of Ontario, Canada, west of the Niagara River. It is also rumored that financial difficulties are responsible for his going away. Montcrieff is a prosperous farmer residing on the farm of Cornelius Breen in Hopewell. He is a steady man, of splendid habits, and well liked by all. He is 46 years of age and has a wife and five children, the oldest a boy 16 years old.



From Ontario County Journal 15 March 1912

Naples, N. Y. -  Mrs. Amanda Lyon
celebrated her 92d birthday last Friday. Among the guests were Mr. and Mrs. Perry Bartholomew of Garlinghouse, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartholomew of North Cohocton.



From Naples Record 10 April 1912

Glancing Backward - Doings in Naples and Vicinity Thirty-Eight Years Ago - From the Naples Record of April 11, 1874:

John King
is fixing up his sawmill for the spring campaign.

Judson Watrous, brother of H. H. Watrous, and a former resident, is here.

Miss Kittie LeValley is here with relatives and friends to spend a fortnight.

Names of the first settlers to and through Hunts Hollow: Alanson Lyon, Elisha Sutton, Ephraim Cleveland, Charles Wilcox, Isaac Sutton, Solomon Garfield, William Sullivan, Andrew Hunt, Elijah Belknap, William Porter, James Wright, Henry Naracong, James Holden, Jacob Hartwell, James Garlinghouse, John Kelley, John Otto, Isaac Maltby, Samuel Parker, James Moore, J. P., Gail Washburn.

First settlers on the road from Naples to Cohocton: Mr. Winslow, William James, Asa Perry, Nathan Watkins, Oliver Tenney, John Barber, Lemuel Barber, Zachariah Barber, Otis Pierce, Deacon Carrier, Amos Stancliff, John Cronk, William Wilson, William Parks, Thos. Wilson, Amasa S. Tift, Nathan Corey, Walso Curtiss.



From Shortsville Enterprise 19 April 1912

Manchester, N. Y. - Joseph Natoli,
an Italian of this village, who is employed by the Lehigh Valley, met with a serious accident last week Wednesday. The Manchester work train was called to Maxwell station to clear the tracks, which were so badly blocked by a wrecked freight train that traffic was suspended. Natoli was among the men sent with the train. In clearing away the debris he was caught between some timbers and his arms and ribs fractured and a shoulder badly crushed. He was taken to the Geneva hospital.



From Geneva Daily Times 9 May 1912

About thirty-five couples attended an informal dance last evening in Odd Fellow's Hall given by the Misses Albie H. Reed and Florence E. McKane. Music was furnished by Messrs. Fred Henle and Frank Herbert for the dancing which began at 9 o'clock and lasted until 2 a.m. After a short intermission, at which time light refreshments were served, the party was turned into a Leap Year affair which was a source of enjoyment to all present. Guests present were the following: Misses Louie and Winifred Badgley, Emma Dugan, Sara Reed, Edith Guile, Eletha Cary, Elsie Smith, Mary Kime, Louise Smith, Sarah Scott, Helen Scott, Elizabeth Hofmann, Ione Lerch, Hazel Reader, Edna Dobbin, Emma Sessler, Jennie Harvey, Bertha Ranf, Edna Dusinberre, Phoebe Dusinberre, Jennie Barden, Elizabeth Camm, Miss Pardee, Sylvia Beard, May McKane, Miss Simmons, Albie Reed, Florence McKane and Messrs. Harry Vail, Arthur Vosburg, William Davis, William Rigby, Clarence Derr, Dean Scott, Harry Frautz, Orville Masten, Benton Larzelere, Louis Jolly, Charles Smith, William McDill, Ray Palmer, Chester Reynolds, Mr. Pierce, Archie Dusinberre, Mr. Levy, Louis Guard, Leslie Gray, Donald McIntosh, Willis Henderson, Henry Hause of Rochester and Seelye Parrish of Phelps; Mr. and Mrs. N. K. Badgley, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. LaPointe, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Berry, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Dusinberre, Mr. and Mrs. Court of Seneca Castle and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Meacham of Seneca Falls. The affair chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Reed, Mrs. W. F. McKane and Mr. and Mrs. Reader.



Rochester, N. Y. -
Pietro Fabrizi, whose American name is Frank Lawrence, and who lives at No. 246 Torrey Park, Geneva, has appealed to the Rochester police to assist him in looking for his wife and little son. He says his wife was stolen from him and has been forced to live the life of a "white slave" somewhere. He knows she is detained against her will. Fabrizi says his wife and child were removed from his home on the night of April 16th about 8:30 o'clock. The woman is 19 years old, while the boy is but 2 1/2 years. She wore a black suit. Her maiden name was Felicia Budngiorna. The man who stole Mrs. Fabrizi is believed to be a fellow known as "Sam." He is marked with many smallpox scars. Fabrizi says Black Handers stole his wife, and that they stole another about three months ago.



From Shortsville Enterprise 10 May 1912

Thomas Mahaney,
who disappeared from this township several weeks ago and for whom search was made, has been located in the county alms house near Canandaigua. He was sent there by Overseer of the Poor, Thomas Baker, at Mahaney's request. He had been staying with his daughter at Rochester, but left that city to transact some business with Farmington residents. His daughter, who failed to hear from him after two weeks absence, communicated with the police at Canandaigua. He owns some property in this town and his daughter wrote that he had "lots of money" with him when he left home. Even murder was hinted at in her letter.



From Geneva Daily Times 11 May 1912

A horse attached to a rig owned by Lewis Derby and driven by George Walden ran away on Tillman street yesterday afternoon. The horse caused considerable excitement by dashing around the corner into Exchange street and coming to a sudden stop almost on top of an auto owned by Richard Knight, which was standing at the curb. The runaway was caused by a part of the harness breaking and with the broken harness the driver was unable to control the horse.



From Shortsville Enterprise 17 May 1912

John Montcrieff,
the Hopewell farmer who disappeared from his home during the latter part of February and from whom nothing was heard until Saturday last, has written his wife, now a resident of Canandaigua, stating that he has taken up a government tract of land at Moose Jaw, in the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada. He reports that he is enjoying good health.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 May 1912

Phelps, N. Y. - Harry McDougle,
driving an automobile owned by his brother, Nelson, collided with an iron hitching post yesterday while attempting to avoid a collision with Elmer Miller, who was running his machine eastward on West Main street. McDougle was approaching West Main street from Eagle street and neither one of the autoists saw the other until the machines almost came together. The former turned his machine abruptly and it hit the post while running at the rate of fifteen miles per hour. No one was injured but the impact broke the axle and bursted one of the tires on the McDougle auto.



From Geneva Daily Times 31 May 1912

Henry J. Guard,
a retired wagon maker residing at No. 23 Exchange street, is at the City Hospital with two bullet wounds in the head and severe injuries to his throat due to swallowing a quantity of toothache drops containing creosote and carbolic acid, while his wife is at her home suffering from numerous scalp wounds alleged to have been inflicted by Mr. Guard with a hammer before he fired the two bullets into his own head from a small .22 calibre revolver and swallowed the poison. The injuries to both parties were inflicted during a family quarrel at the Guard home at about 8 o'clock yesterday morning. As near as can be learned, jealousy due to temporary insanity was the cause of the assault and attempted suicide. At the City Hospital this morning it was reported that Mr. Guard was in a serious condition. His throat is seriously burned and the physicians had not as yet attempted to probe for the bullets owing to his serious condition. In Mrs. Guard's case it was reported that while the wounds are serious they are, so far as the doctors can ascertain, simply abrasions of the scalp and that no fracture of the skull could be found. Her condition this morning was favorable and the attending physicians are assured of her complete recovery.

The weapon used by Mr. Guard in the assault upon his wife was a hammer somewhat heavier than the ordinary carpenter's hammer. The weapon used by himself in his attempt to end his own life was a small old-fashioned .22 calibre gun. The assault upon Mrs. Guard was made in the family home in an upstairs room where Mrs. Guard was at work at the time while Mr. Guard made the attempt upon his own life in a barn located in the rear of his house. It is declared that Mr. Guard has been acting strangely of late and that for some time past his actions have indicated that he was not entirely right mentally. It is stated for a week or so Mr. Guard has had numerous quarrels with the people living in his neighborhood and also with several people occupying houses owned by him. In several instances, it is stated, he ordered tenants from the houses. It is stated that Mrs. Guard learned of the actions of her husband with reference to the tenants and went to them and told them to pay no attention to him as he had been acting strangely home for some time and that he had been continually finding fault with everything. It is declared that on a couple of previous occasions Mr. Guard has made threats to end his life and that in the present instance that when he learned that his wife had been taking a hand in his business affairs, he became violent and determined to end her life and his own. Several neighbors living in the vicinity were made aware of the assault by the screams of Mrs. Guard.

John Kane, who resides on the opposite side of Exchange street, was cutting the grass in  his front yard at the time the affair happened. Mr. Kane heard the screams and the next instant saw Mrs. Guard at an upstairs window. The woman was calling for help and Mr. Kane noticed that her head was covered with blood. He immediately started for the Guard residence and while crossing the street saw Mr. Guard running from a back door toward the barn located in the rear of the residence. Mr. Kane, after entering the Guard house, found Mrs. Guard lying on the floor of an upstairs room with blood flowing from several wounds in her head. She was still conscious, however. The woman was removed to the home of Paul Krug next door. In the meantime, several telephone messages had been sent by other neighbors whose attention had been attracted by the screams of the woman. Dr. C. D. Neider responded to the call for a physician and immediately took charge of Mrs. Guard's case. Patrolman Lawrence Kinney responded to the police call.

An investigation showed that Mrs. Guard was apparently in an upstairs room at work when Mr. Guard entered and without warning dealt her several blows on the head with the heavy hammer. He then ran to the barn where he had a small .22 calibre gun, and fired two bullets into his own head. Mr. Guard then returned from the barn and then swallowed the entire contents of a box of toothache drops containing creosote and carbolic acid and then lay down on a couch. He was found on the couch by Patrolman Kinney and as his condition did not seem to be serious was first removed to the police station and then immediately taken to the City Hospital where he was attended by Dr. J. S. Allen. At the hospital it was found that one bullet had entered the head back of right ear and apparently gone forward. The other bullet entered the ear. His throat had been so severely burned by the creosote and carbolic acid that the physicians considered that it would be impossible to do anything with reference to the bullets until after the condition of his throat improved somewhat. The gun used was a small, old-fashioned one. One bullet was fired and then the chamber either skipped or Mr. Guard turned it as several cartridges were missed before the second one was fired. Yesterday Mr. Guard regained consciousness and on the way to the hospital informed the patrolman that he was sorry he had not made a good job of the affair.

The injuries to Mrs. Guard consist of four bad bruises on the head. Two of these are back of each ear and the others farther up on the head. The attending physician is convinced that they are but scalp wounds and that they will not prove fatal. The hammer used to inflict the injuries was very heavy and the physician regards it as almost a miracle that the injuries were not more severe.



From Ontario County Journal 12 July 1912

Honeoye, N. Y. -  Mrs. Carrie F. Wilbur
had a family reunion on the Fourth. Twenty-three members of the family were present. The guest from out-of-town were Mrs. Charles Miller, Miss Elizabeth Miller and Robert Miller, all of Columbus, O,; Mrs. Mary Wilbur and Miss Rice, of Fremont, O.; Hollis Wilbur of Kobe, Japan; and Miss Gough of Providence, R. I.; Mr. and Mrs. Esty, of Buffalo.



Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Herbert Coye,
with a team, was crossing a cleared field last Wednesday during a thunder storm, when a electric bolt struck him and the team, throwing him a distance of ten feet and rendering him unconscious. He is now around as usual.



From Ontario County Journal 19 July 1912

Flint, N. Y. - Leon Barrett,
while sitting on the porch last week during a severe thunder storm, received a severe shock, rendering his unconscious for a long time.



Flint, N. Y. - While F. D. Esty was at work on Monday morning, helping T. D. Whitney draw hay, a window fell on his arm, which was quite badly hurt by the broken glass. George Brown was also hurt in the same barn on Monday afternoon by being hit on the head with a pulley from a horse fork, which cut two deep gashes. Dr. Selover of Stanley was called and dressed the wounds.



Flint, N. Y. - Neils Michaelson, employed on the Fred Tallman farm, near Seneca Castle, sustained a compound dislocation of a bone in his right foot and a fracture of the large bone in his right leg, when he jumped from a wagon drawn by a team of runaway mules on Saturday morning. He was taken to the Memorial Hospital at Canandaigua by Dr. Selover and the fracture was reduced.



From Ontario County Journal 26 July 1912

Bristol Springs, N. Y. - William Andrews,
who had his leg broken in a runaway last week, is doing as well as possible. As usual, the men of the Hill were on hand to help and looked after his haying. His aunt, Mrs. Priscilla Briggs, has come to help care for him.



From Ontario County Journal 16 August 1912

Canadice, N. Y. -  George Affolter
had the first fingers of his right hand badly crushed in a hop sprayer on Monday morning.
It is thought they can be saved.



From Ontario County Journal 23 August 1912

Canadice, N. Y. -  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Colegrove
met with a runaway accident on Sunday evening when their horse became frightened at Fayette Huff's automobile near the home of Wells Purcell. The horse ran off a bridge throwing the occupants of the buggy out, bruising them quite badly. The horse ran a short distance to the Colegrove home, where it was stopped. No damage was done to the horse or buggy.



From Ontario County Journal 30 August 1912

Rushville, N. Y. - 
Last Saturday as Charles Strobridge was mowing grass near the road side, his horses became frightened at an approaching auto and ran away. The machine struck against a post and Mr. Strobridge was thrown from his seat, under the mower. He was rendered unconsious for a time and was badly bruised. Otherwise there were no serious injuries.



On Saturday evening Lorenzo Stafford, a local Italian, was attacked by five unknown men near the Lisk plant. The fracas resulted in Stafford receiving a cut in the left cheek several inches long extending into the nose. Eight stitches were required to close the wound. A gang of Italians who have harbored a grudge against Stafford for some time are suspected of having a hand in the attack. Stafford's companion ran and was not followed. Dr. Alfred W. Armstrong care for the injured man.



From Shortsville Enterprise 27 September 1912

A telephone call to this village about 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning requested that a doctor be sent at once to render medical assistance to a party of autoists that had met with an accident on the Chapin road a short time before. Dr. D. A. Eiseline was quickly located and driven to the scene of the accident in the auto owned by H. D. Aldrich. It was learned that Mr. and Mrs. Homer C. Dewey and their daughter-in-law, Mrs. Orson Dewey, all of Phelps, were driving in their machine toward Canandaigua and in turning out to pass a team, about two miles south of this village on the Plank road, the sod on the side of the roadway gave way and allowed the heavy car to turn over. The car went over the embankment, a distance of about six feet, and pinned the two ladies beneath. It required the summoning of nearby residents to extricate the ladies from their painful positions. Mrs. Orson Dewey had her back, hips and legs sprained and bruised and Mrs. Homer Dewey was badly bruised about the lower limbs. Mr. Dewey escaped unhurt, aside from a severe shaking up. After the physician had rendered all possible aid, the party was taken to their homes in Phelps. The windshield and the dash of the machine were wrecked. The Deweys were enroute to the Canandaigua fair.



From Ontario County Journal 4 October 1912

Last Friday, as George Straight, of East Bloomfield, was driving on Howell street, accompanied by his wife, seven children and Miss Belle Wyville, of this village, his horses were frightened by an automobile. The carriage was upset and eight of the occupants were cut and bruised. All of the 10 persons in the carriage were thrown out.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 7 October 1912

Phelps, Oct. 6 - Mrs. Charles Vincent,
an employee at the Seneca Kraut works, was the victim of a painful accident Saturday, when her left arm came in contact with a revolving coring knife. While Mrs. Vincent attention was attracted elsewhere, the blade caught her arm just above the elbow and before she could release herself, it gouged a hole four inches across in the flesh to a depth of two inches. The injury was attended to by Dr. (can't read).



Victor, Oct. 6 - As Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Brizee were going to their home east of the village in their automobile last evening, they turned out of the road near the farm of L. Herendeen at Woodworth's corners, and not seeing anything ahead of them, attempted to get back when they struck a wagon in which was Bruce Harris, who was driving without a light. Both vehicles were slightly damaged, but the occupants escaped with a severe fright.



From Ontario County Journal 11 October 1912

Bristol Springs, N. Y. - George H. Johnston,
who works for George T. Standish, met with an accident as he and Mr. Standish were unloading alfalfa with a hay fork. Johnston was struck on the head and rendered unconscious by the loaded fork. Dr. Barringer was called and thought he would be all right soon.



From Ontario County Journal 18 October 1912

Naples, N. Y. -  John Ulmer,
of Rhine street, was brought before Justice George A. Bolles, for alleged abusive treatment of his wife. The proof was of such a nature that Justice Bolles felt it his duty to impose a severe fine. He ordered that John should be put under $500 bonds and failing to secure approved bondsmen, he was sent to jail for 100 days.



Naples, N. Y. -
Last Friday, Herbert Snooks, a farmer, drove a load of produce to the station. Leaving his team for a minute, a shifting engine frightened the horses and they ran furiously down West avenue and Tobey street, scattering the contents all along the road. When at last overhauled, the wagon was a wreck but the horses were all right.



Bristol, N. Y. -  The family and neighbors paid Mrs. Maria Tubbs a surprise visit on Wednesday evening, the occasion of her 90th birthday. The surprise was complete and the evening thoroughly enjoyed by Mrs. Tubbs. She retains all her faculties, reads and writes and has never worn glasses. Her hearing is acute. She was united in marriage to Moses Tubbs in 1858. Five children were born to them, all of whom are living: Mrs. Villa Ashley, of Armada, Mich.; Mrs. Minnie Gates of Barker; Mrs. Harry Bliss and William Tubbs, of Bristol; and Miss Addie Tubbs, who lives with and cares for her mother. There are also seven grandchildren. Many tokens of love were presented.



Bristol, N. Y. -  Mrs. Eugene Clement met with a serious accident Thursday. The men were away and she went to the barn to water the horses. She slipped and fell behind one. When she recovered consciousness, she managed to creep to the house and phone for help. Dr. McDowell was called and found one hip was broken. Whether she was injured from the fall or by being kicked in not known.



From Ontario County Journal 25 October 1912

Honeoye, N. Y. - Edward Wesley'
s horses ran away on Monday. He was thrown from the wagon and his right leg broken in two places. He was returning home when his horses became frightened at the steam roller at the head of the Gull road. One of the lines broke and the team ran away. Before they were stopped they ran into Brown's rig and broke his buggy.

Honeoye, N. Y. -  Truman Stevens'
horse became frightened at a dog last week and tipped the buggy over, throwing out Mr. and Mrs. Stevens. The latter was quite seriously injured.



From Syracuse Herald 30 October 1912

Geneva, N. Y. -
Chief Kane and Officer Hawkins arrested Thomas McDermott after he had been pulled out of the canal into which he had jumped. After McDermott struck the water, he made little effort to help himself, but after being chilled through, he was anxious to be dragged to dry land. Bystanders procured a couple of long sticks and pushed them to McDermott who willingly caught hold and was pulled to the towpath. Herb Cronk, proprietor of the hotel, leaned over the dock and lifted the man to the towpath, where he was placed in the arms of the policeman. McDermott said that he was tired of life and as he had no work, he became despondent and wished to end his life. It is believed that the man was intoxicated and when he sobers up and realizes what he had done, he will recall his statement.



From Ontario County Journal 22 November 1912

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Mrs. Elizabeth Wood
had the misfortune to fall last Thursday afternoon, breaking her right arm near the shoulder. Dr. B. J. White was called and made her as comfortable as possible.



From Ontario County Journal 13 December 1912

Rushville, N. Y. - 
Last Thursday Mrs. Thomas Spoor had a narrow escape from serious injury when she caught her dress in the fly wheel of an engine at the evaporator of the Rushville Evaporating and Packing Company. Her dress, being thin, was torn from her body and she escaped with a few injuries.



From "Telephony, Volume 62." By Harry B. McMeal. Telephone Pub. Corp., 1912. Vol. 62, No. 15.

CLIFTON SPRINGS, N. Y.
- At a meeting of the Rural Telephone Co. the following officers were elected: President, William H. Vanderhoof; vice-president, L P. Conley; secretary, Joseph L. Johnston; treasurer, Harry F. Flint. [page 486]

Thanks to Martha Magill for this contribution.



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