From Ontario County Journal 3 January 1913
Honeoye, N. Y. - Frank Bacon met with a serious accident
while sawing wood at Richmond Beach's last Friday. His thumb on the
left hand was taken off by the saw and the fingers injured. Dr.
Standish was called and hopes to save the fingers.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 January 1913
Canandaigua, N. Y. - On complaint lodged with the justice,
Philip J. O'Keefe, by Mrs. Tiffany, warrants were issued for the
apprehension of her daughter, Miss Hazel Tiffany, and a young
man who is alleged to have gone away with the girl last Friday. Officer
Delbert Fisk has been assigned to trace and bring back the couple, and
as the trail apparently leads to Syracuse, the officer went there
Saturday. The girl, who is said to be only 14 years of age, has been
working as a ticket seller at the Happyland Theater here. She is large
for her age and might easily pass for a young woman of 18 years. It is
not known whether the young couple have been married, but it is assumed
that such was their intention when they left here. They went from this
village to Geneva and at that place purchased tickets to Syracuse where
the young man is said to reside.
From Ontario County Journal 10 January 1913
Victor, N. Y. - Richard Barry, son of John Barry, who resides
south of this village, met with a peculiar accident last week. While
visiting at the home of a neighbor and playing with one of the
children, he scratched his thumb with a pin the child's clothing.
Shortly afterward his hand began to swell and a physician was summoned,
who found that blood poisoning had set in. On Sunday he was taken to
the Homeopathic hospital in Rochester, and later his condition was
reported as favorable and it was thought no amputation would be
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - On Sunday afternoon an exciting runaway occurred when the horse driven by Francis Keits, of Canandaigua, and Burtis and Carrie Cooper, of
this place, became unmanageable near the home of E. H. Alford, and
after throwing the occupants from the sleigh, ran about a quarter of a
mile. The horse was stopped by F. B. Holcomb before serious damage was
done to the sleigh. No one was injured, though Master Cooper was
dragged some distance before his feet, whcih were caught in the sleigh,
From Ontario County Journal 17 January 1913
Farmington, N. Y. - Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Allen held their
family reunion at their home last week Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Hawkins and sons, Ralph and Charles, of Victor; Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Allen and children, Arthur and Doris of Brookton; Mr. and Mrs. George
Allen and family of Clyde; and Mr. and Mrs. Willard Allen of Macedon,
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - A recital was given in the town
hall on Saturday afternoon by the West Bloomfield pupils of Miss Marion
E. Griffin, with the following taking part: Freda Case, Earl
Grapes, Marion Taft, Martha Peck, Louise Taft, May Cottrell, Margaret
Kennedy, Jennie DeMartines, Valance McOmber and Pearl Conklin.
From Ontario County Journal 24 January 1913
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Charles Blazey, Sr., who fell while
going down cellar at her home north of the village several days ago,
has not made rapid recovery to health and she is still confined to her
home under physicians care.
From Phelps Citizen 6 February 1913
The commodious and pleasant residence of Edward F. Marsh of West
Main street was the occasion of a remarkable gathering Friday when the
descendants and friends of Mrs. Milantha Marsh, even to the
fifth generation met to do homage to one well-known and thoroughly
honored for the principles of economy, industry and thrift which have
characterized her long life. Born of New England parentage on both
sides of the house, she was early influenced by the living example of
an educated mother whom Solomon describes nevertheless as "looking well
to the ways of her household. She layeth her hands to the distaff and
her hands hold the spindle. She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh
willingly with her hands."
Mrs. Marsh was born January 31, in the first frame house built at
Melvin Hill; a part of it is still used and is fairly preserved. The
Hall farm is a part of the Melvin tract of a 1,000 acre farm taken up
by Jonathan Melvin, one of the pioneers and for whom the Hill is named,
Her father dying in her young girlhood, she took upon herself the
duties well-known to our ancestors and was an efficient helper in the
weaving, spinning, knitting and sewing, not only for themselves but for
their neighbors, thus adding materially to the means by which the new
home was finished in 1818. A large new penny found on one of the great
beams by Kenneth Donnelly was supposed to mark the completion of the
building of the fine house which saw five generations and is still an
improving structures. The Halls, Storms and Swans intermarried and
lived here for more than a hundred years, and the lives of the young
people of the fourth generation is still felt for good in this town.
Rev. E. L. Waldorf, now of Buffalo, received Mrs. Marsh into the
Methodist church at Phelps, September 4, 1904, with her children,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and with his wife and their
present pastor, Rev. W. H. York, and wife, added greatly the enjoyment
of those present. There were letters and cards of remembrance and
various little gifts, with choice flowers. Mrs. Marsh wore her Sunshine
Medal, the gift of the Sunshine Society, and the guests agreed that
their hostess was in better health than a year ago.
Great credit is due to Mrs. Stella Walthart for the bountiful repast
furnished by the relatives which was superintended in all its details
by Mrs. Walthart. Among the guests were C. C. Terry and Miss Carsie
Terry of Port Gibson, Miss Alice Troop, Mrs. Alice Garlock and Mrs.
Messenger of Newark; Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Ketchum and daughter of Clifton
Springs, and Miss Mary Carpenter of Melvin Hill. The call of Mrs.
Calista Hull to a sick bed just before the party, was greatly
regretted. The present were Edward F. Marsh, his wife and two children,
and nine grandchildren; E. O. Marsh, with his wife, and Mr. and Mrs.
Will Cornford and their son, Marsh, with his wife; Miss Eugenia Marsh,
who lives with her mother; Mrs. Calista Hull's daughter, Jennie, with
her husband and two daughters, but none of the sons or their children
were present; Mrs. Louisa Sweet, the youngest daughter, was present
with her daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Van Hooft. Besides her
grandchildren, she has about twenty great-grandchildren. Mrs. Marsh
lives in the enjoyment of fair health and well-preserved mind; enjoys
her friends and the reading of one book, the Bible. The company
separated with many good wishes for the coming year.
From Ontario County Journal 14 February 1913
Victor, N. Y. - A serious accident happened on Tuesday afternoon of last week at the farm home of William Gillette, north of the village, where a saw mill was in operation. William Dime, an
employee, caught his arm in the saw and in trying to extricate it, the
elbow joint was completely removed. After a physician had dressed the
wound, the young man was taken to the Memorial Hospital at Canandaigua.
The artery was not severed, so it is thought the arm can be saved, but
it will be permanently stiff, unless the remarkable operation of
inserting a joint is performed.
Rushville, N. Y. - On Saturday morning, Mrs. Eunice Lindsley fell
and fractured her hip in her home. Miss Thomas, who resides with her,
was temporarily absent and when she returned she found Mrs. Lindsley
lying upon the kitchen floor, where she had bravely crawled from an
adjoining room. Mrs. Lindsley is quite comfortable, in spite of her
advanced age of 88 years.
From Ontario County Journal 28 February 1913
Hopewell Center, N. Y. - G. Granger Benham celebrated his 86th birthday on Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Gregory of Rochester were Mr. Benham's guests at that time.
A runaway team, tearing down Bristol street last Friday, caused much excitement as it bore down four-year old Eugene Callahan, who was playing in the road. Carson Buchanan and Edward Hanley saw the child's predicament and played hero in fine style, one rescuing the child and the other seizing the horses.
A remarkable discovery has been brought to the attention of the public
health committee of the board of supervisors and to Dr. Raymond W.
Sanderson, county bacteriologist, by the town board of health of Gorham
which seeks instructions regarding what to do with the case of Mrs. Levi Taylor, aged
81, of Gorham, whom Dr. Williamson, health officer of Gorham, is
convinced is a carrier of typhoid fever germs. The aged woman is
indignant over the charge, but it is alleged that the physicians have
positively proven that the woman is a carrier of the disease. It is
claimed that in houses which the woman had visited during the past two
years, 20 cases of typhoid have developed, two of which were fatal. It
is claimed that the woman had typhoid fever 54 years ago and that she
had since that time carried the germs with her without an appreciable
effect upon herself, but dangerous to those with whom she came in
contact. It is probable that the case will be placed in charge of the
county bacteriologist who will use scientific methods of eradicating
the germs from her system.
From Ontario County Journal 7 March 1913
Rushville, N. Y. - As Walter Beckett was driving to
Monday's fire with a ladder to be used by the firemen, his horse became
frightened and ran away, creating considerable excitement as it dashed
through the crowd and over a wire fence into a field south of the
house. In attempting to get out of its path, William Ansley of Penn Yan, was thrown against the porch and suffered a sprained hand and broken thumb. The cutter and harness were damaged.
On Sunday, Mrs. Sarah G. Freer celebrated the 83rd anniversary
of her birth. Mrs. Freer is employed as seamstress and caretaker of
linen at the Memorial Hospital, and is proud of the fact that at her
advanced age, she is self-supporting. She is the oldest member of The
Singers and takes a keen interest in other musical affairs in
Canandaigua. She resides at the home for nurses on Wilcox Lane.
From Ontario County Journal 21 March 1913
Cheshire, N. Y. - Fred Barnes had a narrow escape from injury on
Tuesday, when driving in at Thompson's lumber yard at Canandaigua with
a load of crates, the horses became frightened and he was thrown to the
ground. Mr. Barnes' head was badly cut and his shoulder injured.
From Ontario County Journal 4 April 1913
Cheshire, N. Y. - The Cheshire junior base ball team held a meeting in K. O. T. M. hall on Tuesday evening, at which time Edwin Cooley was elected manager and Spencer Mallory captain. The team will have these players: Spencer
Mallory, Rip Mallory, Lynn Booth, Cliff Johnson, Stanley Herendeen,
Arthur Smith, Albert Rogers, Newton Rogers, Dice Kelster and Melford Allen. Manager Cooley would like to hear from teams averaging 18 years in regard to games.
Manchester, N. Y. - Miss Mabel Beeman's music class gave a recital in the Baptist church on Monday evening. The following took part: Misses Evelyn Downey, Loretta O'Harrigan, Irene Rhoades, Geraldine Hawkes, Dorothea VerPlanck, Ella Curran, Eva Harris of Canandaigua, Catherine Meehan, Helen Lyke, Edna DeBrock, Lula DeGroote, Florine Malter, Cleora Beeman, Emma Anderson and Esther Hawkes; Gorman McMillan of Canandaigua and Paul Neally.
Engineer S. M. Bennett had the misfortune to have the index
finger of his right hand caught between the boiler and reverse lever of
his engine on Thursday afternoon, while at work at the stone crusher.
The finger was broken in two places and crushed so badly that
amputation was necessary.
From Ontario County Journal 11 April 1913
Rushville, N. Y. - Last Friday morning Lester Francisco, while
breaking a colt, met with an accident which has caused him much
suffering. The animal reared and struck him under the chin, inflicting
a deep gash, and also on top of his head. The blow was of sufficient
force to throw him to the ground.
From Ontario County Journal 16 May 1913
Bristol, N. Y. - Mr. and Mrs. Fred D. Crandall, West Gibson street, entertained the relatives of Mrs. Crandall's father, Thomas Thompson,
on Sunday in honor of the 83rd anniversary of his birth. Mr. Thompson
was born in Bowes, Yorkshire county, England, in 1830, and came to
Canandaigua in 1853. The relatives present were Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Crandall and sons, William and Thomas; Mr. and Mrs. George T. Thompson
and daughters, Elaine and Jessica, Arthur Thompson and Mr. and Mrs. N.
Watson Thompson of Canandaigua; Stanley Thompson of Rochester; Judge
Charles F. Thompson of Ridgefield Park, N. J.
From Ontario County Journal 23 May 1913
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Frank Gunn Gage was taken to Memorial
Hospital on Monday for treatment of severe burns which she sustained
several days ago. Mrs. Gage was lighting a stove in which she had
poured kerosene on a roll of papers, and both the north and south doors
being open, there was an explosion and her clothes caught fire. Earl Winne, of
Reeds Corners, who was delivering groceries, happened to come at that
time and helped her extinguish the flames by throwing water upon her.
Although badly burned about her body, and must have suffered intensely,
she said nothing to her family about it until Monday of this week. They
at once summoned Dr. J. H. Wilkin, of this village, who thought it
advisable to remove her to the hospital. Although the burns are
serious, it is believed by the attending physicians that she will
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Emily Porter, aged 80, the honored wife of
John W. Porter, a veteran, celebrated her four-score birthday a few
days ago. She has always lived in the vicinity of her present home, and
is one of the best women in the town. All wish her many more happy
From Geneva Daily Times 2 June 1913
Abraham Brown and Abraham Tony got into an argument that
ended in blows last evening. The affair blocked traffic in Exchange
street and finally a policeman, who locked the pair up. They deposited
$5 for their appearance in Court this morning but failed to show up and
the deposits went to the police pension fund.
From Ontario County Journal 6 June 1913
William Seamans, aged 52 years, janitor of the Academy building,
was knocked down and run over by a runaway horse at the corner of Main
and Fort Hill avenue on Wednesday night. He was carried to the Memorial
Hospital severely injured. Later he was taken to his home on North Main
street. Seamans was standing his wheel against the curb in front of
Judge Knapp's residence when he heard a warning shout from William
Sanney, who was behind him on a bicycle. Almost instantly a mad horse
drawing a delivery wagon dashed out of Fort Hill avenue and crossed
Main street, trampling over Seamans before he could escape and hauling
the wagon over the prostrate body. The horse dashed on through the lane
and into the barn on the McKechnie premises, doing considerable damage
to that property. Mr. Sanney rushed to Seaman's side and found him
unconscious. Dr. Armstrong quickly responded to a call and took the
injured man to Memorial Hospital. It was found that the horse had
trampled upon his back and the wagon had passed across his neck and
chest. Seamans will recover, although he will be laid up for some time.
From Ontario County Journal 13 June 1913
Hopewell Center, N. Y. - Neil Vanna was thrown from a horse a few
days ago and had his right arm broken in two places. He was taken to
the Memorial Hospital and the fractures located by X-rays.
From Ontario County Journal 20 June 1913
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - A serious accident occurred last week in the village street, when a large, powerful colt, driven by John E. Ashe, ran
away. The holdback straps broke, letting the buggy run on to the horse,
which began kicking the cross bar and dash board. Mr. Ashe was kicked
in the groin. He held to the animal and turned him into a berry field
in the lower part of the village, where the horse was stopped. Mr. Ashe
was seriously hurt. M. D. Barcroft carried him to his home in his auto,
and Dr. Hinman was called and dressed his wounds. Mr. Ashe is
From Ontario County Journal 27 June 1913
Canadice, N. Y. - The descendants of Abijah Wright met
at L. M. Doolittle's grove at Canadice Corners on Thursday of last week
and held their first reunion. There were 70 members of the family
present. A bountiful dinner was served and the following officers were
selected: President, Allan Wright; vice-president, Hugh Wright; secretary, Burr Wright; corresponding secretary, Mrs. John Caskey.
From Ontario County Journal 11 July 1913
Rushville, N. Y. - A few accidents occurred during the celebration of the Fourth. Bramen Fox had three fingers torn when a giant cracker exploded in his hand. John Thompson was burned on the hand by a firecracker, and Charles Green was injured on his face when an exploding giant cracker bounded and struck him.
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - The 4th of July passed with only two slight accidents. Ellis Case had his face and hand quite badly burned by powder, and Keith Hayward suffered a bad burn in the fleshy part of his arm by a Roman candle in his pocket igniting from a lighted one held in his hand. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Flood, who
entertained on the Fourth, with their guests, were poisoned by eating
ice cream. Seven members of the party were very ill for a time, Mr. Belcher, of Rochester, being seriously ill. Dr. W. S. Hastings was called and relieved the sufferers. All are better now.
Claire Stoddard on a motorcycle and Edward Parmele, of
this city, in a Ford, met head on at Brawater's overhead crossing on
the Victor-Manchester road Monday. Stoddard was cut and bruised
considerably and his cycle wrecked.
From Ontario County Journal 18 July 1913
Naples, N. Y. - Frank G. Pierce is disabled from injuries received
in a runaway while driving to town from his farm in Honeoye. He was
thrown directly behind one of the horses and was kicked repeatedly,
causing wounds all over the body. He will recover.
From Ontario County Journal 25 July 1913
Mrs. Amy Hawley, 215 Chapin street, celebrated her 95th birthday on
Saturday at the home of Mrs. Lydia M. Willys. Mrs. Willys, with her
daughter, Miss Emily G. Willys, received a number of friends during the
day in Mrs. Hawley's honor, and at the supper hour she was surrounded
by relatives. Mrs. Hawley was born in Auburn, and located with her
parents on a farm at Centerfield when ten years of age. On Friday she
visited this section in an automobile, and recalled many incidents of
her younger days. She attended the band concert on Tuesday evening, and
thoroughly enjoyed the music. The crowd in the "city streets," as she
remarked, was a revelation to her. A profusion of flowers, post cards
and gifts from many friends made the birthday a memorable one.
From Ontario County Journal 1 August 1913
A baseball league of three teams for boys fourteen years old and
under has been formed at the play grounds with games scheduled each
Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning from August 4 to 15, at 10:30
o'clock. William J. MacFarlane will donate a loving cup on which will be engraved the winning team each year. The players chosen are: Nationals - John Murphy, captain; Leon Mack, Howard Fredericks, Claire Cayward,
John McMillan, John Moriarity, Howard Hall, William Thompson, Allen
Mary, Harold Edwards, Edward Taylor, Benton Burden, John Cuddihy, Elton
Myers and George Everetts. Americans - John McKenna, captain; Jean
Levy, Paul Blanchard, Arthur Rupert, Arthur Wicks, Burrell Sterling,
Tony Norman, Donald Barrigan, Dennis McCormack, John Doyle, William
Ayers, George Smith, Redford Hammond, Charles Dougherty and George Ferran.
Easterns - Charles McDade, captain; James Hurley, John
Broderick, PIaul Tuohey, Fred Searles, Francis Derider, Lewis Waite,
John Russell, Albert Hanley, Kenneth Keliher, Clifford Bassett, Charles
Sage, Raymond Kinsella, William Sage and Harry McMillan.
From Ontario County Journal 8 August 1913
Rushville, N. Y. - Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Baldwin entertained
the following guests at a turkey dinner on Sunday, it being their
annual family gathering: Mrs. Wiggum and Mrs. McCoul, of Taconia,
Oklahoma, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rowland and Mr. and Mrs. Bockman of
Rochester, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Baldwin, of Poughkeepsie, Dr. Davis and
wife, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Baldwin and family of LeRoy, Dr. and Mrs. C.
Irving Baldwin of Patten, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Bentley of Penn Yan,
Mr. and Mrs. Dorsen of Cresten, Pa., Miss Lucy Robinson of Rochester,
Frank Baldwin of Canandaigua, Dr. George Baldwin and family.
Much interest is manifested in the successful work of Roy Wilkinson, who
recently has been playing in the St. Thomas base ball team in the
Canadian league. Wilkinson is a Canandaiguan and last week pitched in
two games, winning from the Guelph team by a score of 6 to 4, and later
held the Berlin team to one hit. Wilkinson signed a contract with the
Cleveland American League team, which farmed him out to the St. Thomas
team during its absence in the east.
From Ontario County Journal 15 August 1913
Manchester, N. Y. - Marvin Haner, a farmer living northeast
of this village, met with a painful accident on Tuesday while
threshing. He was attempting to go to the loft of the barn while the
threshing machine was under motion and used a ladder for that purpose,
which slipped at the bottom and threw Haner on the machine. He was
badly cut and bruised, but all consider it fortunate that he was not
thrown into the cylinder and killed.
From Ontario County Journal 22 August 1913
Rushville, N. Y. - On Friday of last week, Mrs. Mary Robinson, an
aged resident of this village, fell from the steps of the Rushville
State bank and fractured her hip. Dr. J. H. Wilkin reduced the
fracture. On Sunday she was removed to Memorial Hospital, and as soon
as she is sufficiently recovered from her injuries, she will be removed
to the home of her son, Horace Robinson, in Buffalo.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 August 1913
Phelps, N. Y. - The Burnette family held its annual reunion yesterday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Toll, south of Phelps. Sixty-eight were present, of which fifty-five were relatives of the family. The officers elected were E. O. Marsh, president; and Miss Mae Salisbury secretary. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Louise Ridley east of Phelps, the last Wednesday of September, 1914.
From Ontario County Journal 5 September 1913
Rushville, N. Y. - Mr. and Mrs. Burnett Thomas, Jr., chaperoned the following party of young people at Willow Beach cottage, Canandaigua lake, last week: the Misses Hazel Vosburg, Rose Lower, Charlotte Lynn, Edna Olmstead, of Rochester; Hazel Hurford of Penn Yan; Elsie Hulse of Canandaigua; and Messrs. Arthur Olmstead, John Hanoven and Harland Evans, of Rochester; and Frank Gillette of Rushville.
From Ontario County Journal 12 September 1913
While driving around the corner at Bemis and Bristol streets early Monday evening, John Hilliard, aged
about 70 years, who lives near Richmond, fell over the front of a sulky
in which he was driving and cut a deep gash in his forehead. He was
rendered unconscious for some time, Fred Kershaw, who resides
nearby, rendered first aid and later called Dr. George W. Gregg, who
took several stitches in the wound. Mr. Hilliard's first thought was of
his pony when he realized his predicament, and afterward remarked that
he guessed he was too old to ride in a sulky. Neighbors happened along
soon after the accident and as soon as Mr. Hilliard was able, they took
him to his home.
From Ontario County Journal 19 September 1913
A report started by a New York paper last week indicates that Lewis J. Reed, of
Bristol Center, has been located at Brunswick, Ga. Mr. Reed disappeared
on Sept. 19 of last year, and no trace of him had been found since he
boarded a train at Rochester on that date en route to visit a son on
Long Island. The family have no knowledge of his having been located,
except this public report, and have started an investigation.
From From Ontario County Journal 3 October 1913
Late Saturday evening, Edwin Perego seriously scalded his
right hand and arm by steam, while at work at the Gartland & Perego
market. The burn was extremely painful.
From Ontario County Journal 10 October 1913
Manchester, N. Y. - Gardner Anderson, employed as a
locomotive fireman by the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company, narrowly
escaped being burned to death in the Manchester yards recently. He was
firing a switch engine, and was with his engine at the water tank.
Something appeared wrong with the headlight and as he opened the lamp
to find the cause, it exploded and covered him with burning oil.
Friends ran to his aid, but his clothing was burned off before the fire
was extinguished. He was taken to his home on South avenue, where it
was found that his feet, hands and body were badly burned. His
condition is serious.
From Ontario County Journal 17 October 1913
Victor, N. Y. - The local suffragists have organized and elected the following officers: President, Mrs. Charles Marsh; secretary, Miss Gertrude Hall; treasurer, Miss Alice Goodnow. The annual dues will be 50 cents and regular meetings will be held. Several Geneva women attended the meeting.
From Ontario County Journal 7 November 1913
On Saturday evening, Frank Headley, of Rushville, met with
an accident in which he and other occupants of the car narrowly escaped
serious injury. Mr. Headley had motored to Canandaigua to meet his
daughter, Helen, and Miss Lucy Robinson, of Rochester, at the
6:20 R. & E. car. When they started for home, instead of keeping to
the highway, he drove the machine straight down to the lake and the
only thing that saved them from dropping off the end of the pier into
about twelve feet of water was that the auto collided with a spile
which put the engine out of commission. Mr. Headley was thrown against
the wind shield and received bruises on his face. Otherwise the entire
party escaped uninjured. The car was somewhat damaged and it was
necessary to telephone to Rushville for an auto to tow them in.
From Ontario County Journal 14 November 1913
Mertensia, N. Y. - Mrs. Hicks Hartlip, who has been an invalid for
many years, slipped and fell at her home on Saturday morning and
fractured her hip. Mr. Hartlip had been to Victor on an errand, and
when he returned he found his wife in a critical condition. Dr. Clapper
was summoned and made the sufferer as comfortable as possible and then
had her removed to Dr. Beahan's hospital in Canandaigua.
Mertensia, N. Y. - Gordon Cahill, Francis Morris, Eugene and Matthew Guinan, and Margaret Guinan are to be confirmed on Sunday by the Right Rev. Bishop Hickey, of Rochester, at St. Patrick's church in Victor, at 10:30 a.m.
From Ontario County Journal 21 November 1913
Naples, N. Y. - John Peek passed his 94th birthday on
Wednesday in his usual health and strength. At his request his many
friends called upon him for a short interview. He received them in his
customary genial manner, impressing all with his mental acumen and his
hearty appreciation of their presence. In the same home is an aged
Middlesex woman, Mrs. Lydia Collins, also past 90, to whom both Mr.
Peek and his daughter, Mrs. May Clement, have been very kind in her
necessities, affording her a good home without charge. Mr. Peek has the
cordial wish of everyone that his life may be prolonged yet many years.
He gets about with ease and is a delightful visitor.
Naples, N. Y. - Edwin A Hamlin will attain to his 94th
birthday on November 30. He is still active about his large farm, but
does not attempt much manual labor. He is a regular attendant at the
Presbyterian church and Sunday school, making the statement at a recent
service that he had been a member of the Sunday school of that church
for 84 years, and had missed but few sessions and those by reason of
illness or accidents.
From Ontario County Journal 5 December 1913
Farmington, N. Y. - Henry Padgham, of Victor, formerly a
resident of this town, met with a serious accident last week Wednesday,
while at work in the flour and feed mill. He was caught about the neck,
as he stooped to look down a shaft, by one of the hooks which were
attached to a belt for carrying barrels from one room to another. His
main force in holding the band, so that it did not work on the pulleys,
was all that saved him.
From Ontario County Journal 19 December 1913
Naples, N. Y. - Chauncey Shepard, an old resident of the east
lake shore, attempted to cross West river a little below the bridge on
the ice on a recent morning. He broke through and was struggling in the
cold water for life when rescued by persons who heard his outcry. It
was a narrow escape for the old trapper and hunter, who admits he ought
to have known better.
From Ontario County Journal 26 December 1913
Rushville, N. Y. - Mr. and Mrs. Norman Fisher entertained at Christmas dinner Mr. and Mrs. William Reynolds, Miss Mary Reynolds, Laura Reynolds, of Geneva, Mr. and Mrs. William Fisher, Mrs. Caroline Kuiner, Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Fisher and family, Mr. and Mrs. David Moore and children, of Geneva.
Bristol, N. Y. - On Saturday evening, Alex May hitched
his new horse to the carriage and led it from the barn, leaving it for
a minute. The horse decided to go back home and departed on a run. The
former owner was notified by telephone of the runaway. He went to meet
the horse and found the animal on a walk, not the least frightened. He
called it by name and it whinneyed in reply. It had made the trip in
the dark without damaging the rig or contents of buggy. The owner soon
arrived and drove it back.
From Ontario County Journal 2 January 1914
While taking a flashlight picture last Friday evening, Howard Herrington severely burned his hand in the flame. Dr. O. J. Hallenbeck has been caring for him.
Mrs. Peter Durso, Niagara street, whose condition has been critical
owing to knife wounds inflicted by her husband in a jealous frenzy on
Sunday, is reported as much improved at Memorial Hospital where she has
been confined. Frangros Rosso was slashed three times, but at
no time has his condition been considered critical. The assault was
made at 7:30 o'clock Sunday morning, and according to the statement
made by Rosso, was without provocation. As the affray was not reported
to the police until 11 o'clock, Durso made his escape and has not yet
been apprehended. He had been in Canandaigua for 14 years and was
considered a trustworthy and prosperous Italian. The Dursos have four
Rushville, N. Y. - Miss Lydia Bates, the oldest inhabitant of this village, passed her 96th birthday on Saturday. She was the tenth child of a family of 12 born to Caleb and Rachel Millington Bates, and
was born in Shaftsbury, Vt., but came to this section when two months
old. Her parents took up land west of this village and built a log
house, and kept the farm in the family until within a few years. "Aunt
Lydia," as Miss Bates is commonly known, now lives with Mr. and Mrs. John French, in
South Main street, this village. Perhaps no other village of its size
can boast of so many elderly persons as Rushville. On Gilbert street
alone, which is not more than one-fifth of a mile in length, there are
10 persons, each of whom is over 80 years old, and two others who lived
on this street, who were over 80, have passed away within a little over
a year and four others on the street are over 70. Mrs. Sarah Barclay of
Rushville, who, with the exception of blindness, is in excellent
health, celebrated her 97th birthday in November, and a few days before
she visited Miss Caroline Bennett, of Middlesex, who is in her 90th year, and is the only person living who attended Mrs. Barclay's wedding.
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Walter M. Henry, of Canandaigua, while assisting in the preparation of the Christmas dinner at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Beard, found
an unexpected Christmas present in the shape of a large pearl in an
oyster. The pearl was as large as a large garden pea and is thought to
be a valuable one.
From Ontario County Journal 9 January 1914
While on the way to attend a play at Clifton Springs, a sleigh load, consisting of Mrs. J. E. Reynolds, Mrs. Charles Brown, Misses Margaret Dwyer, Gertrude Farrell, Elizabeth Dugan, Messrs. George Law, Richard McDade and John Mary, narrowly
escaped death at Mumford crossing near Clifton Springs, on Wednesday
evening. The horses were on the track when warning of the approach of
the train was given to the driver, Edward Wright, who used
great presence of mind in turning the horses to one side and clearing
the track just in time. A sleigh load ahead, many of whom were
participants in the play, tried to give warning, but without success.
The party was thoroughly frightened, many of them refusing to return to
From Geneva Daily Times 17 January 1914
Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. Fred Hickmott, on Thursday morning, near
Main street, slipped and fell, breaking her hip. Dr. Pratt was
immediately called who reduced the fracture. Mrs. Hickmott was taken to
Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Journal 23 January 1914
Farmington, N. Y. - Last week Wednesday, Carl Allen, while
standing in the back part of a sleigh, driven by his brother, Frank,
lost his balance and was thrown heavily to the ground, injuring his
head and side severely. He was unconscious when found by his brother,
who had not missed him until he had reached his destination. He had
been unconscious for some time, and was able to walk but was taken home
and since suffered much.
From Ontario County Journal 13 February 1914
Bristol, N. Y. - Last week Wednesday, John Wheat, a
man past 70 years of age, climbed a ladder in an apple tree and
attempted to chop off a limb, but the ladder slipped letting him fall
to the ground, breaking three ribs.
From Ontario County Journal 6 March 1914
While walking on Gorham street, near the Court House, on Monday, Mrs. Sarah Martin, Dailey avenue, fell and received painful injuries to her arm. Last week Miss Mary Freeman, Howell street, fell on Main street and broke her leg. R. R. Isenhour seriously injured his back and wrist in a fall near the New York Central station recently.
Mrs. Santa D'Agostino, who lives in a house on Coy street
belonging to the Raines estate, was attacked yesterday by a young
Italian known as "Patsy" and slashed with a razor from the nape of her
neck to her mouth, stretching along the left side of her face. Up to
last evening, the assailant had not been captured and but little seems
to be known of him except that he had lived in Canandaigua about a
year. "Patsy", it is said, went to the D'Agostino home and asked for
board and lodging and when Mrs. D'Agostino referred him to her husband,
who is employed at Sonnenberg, "Patsy" took offense and in anger
committed the deed. Policeman Mulligan was one of the first on the
scene and was unable to get any assistance at first in caring for Mrs.
D'Agostino and baby which she had dropped from her arms to the floor in
her suffering. Neighbors did not seem willing to interfere. The
D'Agostinos have three small children. Dr. A. W. Armstrong arrived
later and took her to Memorial Hospital, where she is being cared for.
Her condition is not critical.
Naples, N. Y. - A heart-rending calamity occurred in Garlinghouse settlement on Saturday. A straw stack on the farm of Perry Bartholomew had been cut in halves to make a sale and part had been drawn away. Standing by it were several persons, among whom were Harvey Stephenson, a stalwart son of Daniel Stephenson, and Alfred King, son of Will King. When
the remaining half suddenly fell over, covered with ice and snow, these
two were caught and buried beneath the heavy straw. Before King could
be reached, he was dead with a broken neck. Stephenson was alive, but
his leg at the hip was broken. He was 60 years old and King, 14, Mr.
Stephenson's father is very old and feeble and it is feared that this
blow may endanger his life. There is great sorrow in the community.
Burial was delayed by reason of the severe and heavy snow storms the
first of the week, the roads being impassable.
From Ontario County Journal 13 March 1914
The revival of the shawl is anticipated by Alfred Clancey, driver
and secretary of the Erina Hose Company, who is expecting to supply all
his friends with his latest handiwork. Clancey, who says "that time
often passes slowly," this week received instructions in making shawls
from Lieutenant Gommenginer, of the Rochester Fire Department, and has
nearly completed his second one. These shawls have been made by the
Rochester firemen for some time. A frame, 5 x 6 feet, is placed against
the wall, and 13 skeins of yarn are needed to complete the work. A
large curved needle is required to do the weaving and, out of the 5400
knots to be tied, Clancey skipped but one in his first undertaking. So
far, he has only attempted white ones. His work shows neatness and
From Ontario County Journal 27 March 1914
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - While Ralph Sleight was felling
a tree on Monday in his father's wood lot, the tree split and jumped
back from the stump, catching Mr. Sleight by both feet, breaking a bone
in his left leg and crushing both feet. He was held under the tree for
a half hour before men could get to his assistance.
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 2 April 1914
It was strange to see Frank Dwyer driving a team of horses before a coal wagon yesterday, also Patrick O'Malley. This
was because of a strike of teamsters. These men were bound to look
after their customers. The matter will be settled soon. These strikes
are very inconvenient all around.
From Ontario County Journal 10 April 1914
About 49 friends of Mrs. William Wright gathered at her home, Main
Street South, on Saturday afternoon and evening to cerebrate her 94th
birthday which was on Sunday. She was also the recipient of many
flowers and cards. Among those present whose birthdays were on the same
date, were Edwin A. Wright, Gibson street, Mrs. Thomas Newman, Clark
Street, who have been present at similar gatherings for years. Mr.
Wright is no relation. Miss Mildred Mack, aged 93, whose birthday was
on the same date, was also present.
From Ontario County Journal 17 April 1914
Deputy Sheriff Frank O'Brien of Shortsville, stand highest
on the list for those who passed the state civil service examination
for the position of Ontario County game warden. Herbert C Mapes, local
mail carrier, is second highest and William S. Mills, is third. Others to pass were William B. Oughterson, Geneva; Albert L. Keefe, Victor; George W Chapman, Rushville; Martin J. Reddy, Geneva; Frank Allen, Honeoye; Peter J. Mack, Canandaigua; Arthur M Fried, Naples.
From Ontario County Journal 24 April 1914
Cheshire, N. Y. - Leverne Washburn, of Academy, met with a serious accident on Saturday, while sawing wood for Delva Gardner.
In some manner, the pile of wood toppled over, pinning him underneath
and breaking his right leg and otherwise injuring him. He was taken to
Canandaigua hospital and is reported doing well.
From Clifton Springs Press 14 January 1915
Manchester, N. Y. - It is reported that Ezra G. Smith, while
on a hunting trip in Florida, shot in one day a seventeen pound wild
turkey, to say nothing of four quail, a fox squirrel, a wild duck and
Shortsville, N. Y. - While engaged in sawing logs on Saturday in E. J. Richmond's woods, John Van Hooft, of
the firm of Richmond and Van Hooft, operators of a portable saw mill,
caught his right hand in a buzz saw. He was taken to the office of Dr.
W. A. Howe, who found it necessary to amputate the index and second
finger below the second joint. The thumb was also badly lacerated.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 January 1915
A number of young people, chaperoned by Mrs. S. P. Lanning, Mrs. William Millerd and Mrs. J. M. Kennedy, enjoyed
a sleigh ride to Hall last evening. During the evening dancing was
indulged in, after which a dainty luncheon was served. Those present
were the Misses Bessie Stevens, Marion Smith, Harriet Skinner, Helen Millerd, Bertha Kennedy, Sylvia Dakin, Demis Bergen, Eunice Tuttle and Ethel Lanning; Messrs. W. Klopher, Kenneth Tuttle, Langford Smith, August Rigby, Donald Densmore, Lee Johnson, Charles Smith, Arthur Flint and Charles Beard.
From Phelps Citizen 28 January 1915
Paul Coughlin, who has attained the age of 90 years and has lived
at his farm home west of Melvin Hill for about 50 years, is probably
the oldest person now living in this town. Mr. Coughlin has always been
highly esteemed and is the last of the older citizens in the
William O'Brien, a homeless old man who has been staying with
employers in the northwestern part of the town of Phelps near Port
Gibson, was committed to the county jail in Canandaigua for sixty days
by Justice Cornford on Tuesday morning by mutual consent.
From Ontario County Journal 29 January 1915
The Rt. Rev. William D. Walker, of Buffalo, bishop of the diocese
of western New York, confirmed the largest class in the history of St.
John's church on Sunday morning. The class numbered 39 as follows: Mrs. Margaret Beaver, Mrs. Weldon Kershaw, Mrs. Clifford Mason, Mrs. Henry C. Mutschler, Mrs. Guy Ovenshire, Mrs. William Tyler Carter; the Misses Frederika
Ahrens, Margaret Caroline Beaver, Dorothy Bostwick, Harriet Clark,
Crete Deming, Mayme Engert, Helen Faller, Fern Freed, Carol Reed,
Virginia and Kate Tyler, Frances Tyner, Helen Wheeler, Josephine and Kathleen Wheeler, Alden Ahrens, Gerald Ahrens, Peter Aitken, Henry A. Beeman, Arthur F. Brown, C. Robert Crispin, A. E. Deming,
Charles Henry Ferran, Ralph Hayes, Charles Henderson, Louis Henderson,
Leonard Hoskins, Henry Justan, William Kaiser, Stuart C. McKechnie,
Bert N. Miles, Stanley Thompson, William Thompson.
From Ontario County Journal 12 March 1915
Honeoye, N. Y. - At St. Mary's church on Sunday morning, the rites of baptism were administered to Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Logan, and to Carl Edwin, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Leahy.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 March 1915
Phelps, N. Y. - Strapped to a telegraph pole, 40 feet in the
air, with a rope wound about his left arm, the rope attached to a power
wire, which he was stretching across the tracks on the New York
Central, Frank Crawford of Phelps faced a horrible injury or
perhaps death this morning when a speeding train caught up the wire as
it passed under it. He escaped with a broken shoulder. Crawford, who is
an employee of the Empire Gas and Electric Company, was stringing the
wire across the tracks a mile east of here. He had strapped himself to
the pole in order to be better able to handle the wire which he was
drawing taut with the rope which he had stretched about his left arm.
The engine of the train caught the wire as it passed under it, and had
the rope not broken, Crawford either must have been pulled from his
high perch to the track below, or his arm would have been pulled out of
the socket. The rope snapped, but not until the pull on it had broken
the bones in Crawford's left shoulder. Crawford descended the pole
unassisted with the use of only his right arm and was hurried to Phelps
where he was attended by Dr. W. A. Howe.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 April 1915
The authorities were today asked to assist in locating Ray Conway of
Sherrill street, who has not been home since yesterday morning when he
informed his mother that he was going to the Long Pier to assist a
friend in adjusting a motor boat. When this morning came and no word
had been received from the young man, the authorities were appealed to,
but up until this afternoon, a search failed to show any trace of him.
The search also failed to reveal the name of the friend whose motor
boat he was to work on, although some friends state that he was seen
going in the direction of the pier.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 8 May 1915
Phelps, N. Y., May 7 - Mrs. George Peters, who resides two miles
east of Phelps was badly injured yesterday when a barn door which she
was about open went off its hanger and toppled over pinning her to the
ground. She was unable to remove the heavy door and lay beneath it
nearly half an hour before she was discovered by Francis Eighmey, a
neighbor boy, who chanced to be passing and was attracted by Mrs.
Peter's cries of distress. The boy summoned assistance and after Mrs.
Peters had been taken to the house, Dr. F. D. Vanderhoof was called to
attend her. Although her outward injuries consist of only a few
bruises, it is believed she is injured internally.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 July 1915
Phelps - George Wilbur, the Phelps lineman who was seriously
injured last Wednesday when he fell from a pole after having come in
contact with a live wire, was taken to the Sanitarium at Clifton
Springs yesterday, where an x-ray photo of the injury to his head was
made. The photo showed a four-inch fracture of the skull with a portion
of the bone pressing against the brain. Surgeons at the Sanitarium will
operate today for the purpose of relieving the pressure.
From Ontario County Journal 23 July 1915
Stanley, N. Y. - The following young ladies are spending the week at Sodus: Misses Ida and Elizabeth Washburn, Frances Weeks, Myra Coon, of this place; Carol Pettit, Esther Secor of Gorham; and Mary Fisher of Rushville.
From Ontario County Journal 1 October 1915
Because she would not consent to the marriage of her daughter to Pasquale Sardoni, aged 21, of Phelps, Mrs. Rose Domenico of
Canandaigua was slashed with a sharp instrument while on her way to the
canning factory of the Cobb Preserving company. On Wednesday morning,
Sardoni lay in wait and viciously assaulted her when she was on her way
to work about 7 o'clock. He slashed her on the left side of the face
and neck, on the right ear and drew the weapon across the back of her
head, making deep wounds. He later dragged her body on to the railroad
tracks near the scene, evidently thinking he had killed her.
Canandaigua police were notified and at 2 o'clock in the afternoon,
Sardoni was found asleep in a hotel in Victor. He is locked up pending
arraignment. Mrs. Domenico is being attended by Dr. F. A. Brockmyre.
From Naples Record 20 October 1915
Last Friday night, when his automobile became unmanageable and turned
turtle in front of C. E. Cornish's residence, Main Street south, Llewellyn Edgett, of South Bristol, was quite badly bruised and shaken up. The other occupants of the car escaped without injury.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 November 1915
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 30 November 1915
Canandaigua, Nov. 29 - When operating a press in the Lisk factory here this morning, Thomas Gillespie crushed
three fingers of his left hand. The fingers were amputated by Drs.
Frank Brockmyre and Harry M. Smith in the Canandaigua hospital of
Physicians and Surgeons and the injured man later went to his home in
Chapin street this afternoon. Mr. Gillespie is 52 years old.
From Ontario County Journal 7 January 1916
While on his way to work early Tuesday morning, James Moore, Main
street north, who is employed at the Sonnenberg estate, fell on the icy
walk on Fort Hill avenue and sustained a fracture of the left hip. He
was removed to Memorial Hospital, where he is being cared for by Dr. H.
C. Buell. Mr. Moore is nearly 88 years of age.
Gorham, N. Y. - Mrs. Joseph Wilkins was severely injured
recently when she stepped off backward in a trap door opening leading
to the cellar, and fell a distance of seven feet. She struck the stone
wall and cut and bruised the back of her head and severely injured her
back, though no bones were broken. She has been confined to her bed
with her injuries.
From Ontario County Journal 14 January 1916
Naples, N. Y. - On Jan. 5, Mrs. Samantha Stanton Nellis celebrated
her 106th birthday. Mrs. Nellis is the oldest person in Ontario county
and one of the oldest in the state. Her health is good and she is about
the house and yard every day. She held an informal reception at her
home on the Middlesex road on Tuesday, when many friends called and
refreshments were served.
Bristol Center, N. Y. - A basket ball team has been organized at Bristol Center with these officers: Captain, Harold McDowell; secretary and treasurer, Earl Woodard; manager, Monroe House. They will practice at Improvement hall on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 January 1916
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Rose of Park Place left Saturday for Washington,
D. C., and remained there until yesterday, when they expected to leave
for South Carolina to spend a month or two. While in Washington, they
were the guests of President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson. Mrs. Wilson,
being a close friend of Mr. and Mrs. Rose, has visited in this city at
their home several times.
From Ontario County Journal 10 March 1916
A large crowd attended the baby show given under the auspices of
the Women's Auxiliary of the Y. M. C. A. at the association building on
Friday afternoon. The following were announced as the winners in the
physical tests; Class A, Richard M. Clarke, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard N. Clarke, Main street north; Class B, Hazel Evelyn Durand, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin J. Durand, Main street south; Class C, Arlington Phillips, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Phillips, Bristol street. In the popularity
contest, the following were awarded prizes: Baby with the curliest
hair, Arlington Phillips; straightest hair, Louise Beeman; fattest baby, Roswell Lee; fairest baby, Henry Graves; darkest baby, Bernard Shenkman; jolliest baby, Richard Clarke; most noisy baby, Marjory Mack; baby with rosiest cheeks, Jean Riker; youngest baby to walk, Dorothy Miles; youngest to talk, George Flynn; most active girl, Elsie Kinder; most active boy, Lee Ellis.
Joe Kerico, who was shot by Paul Orafino, a 23-old Italian
at Victor early last Friday evening, was reported in a serious
condition at Memorial Hospital last evening. Orafino accosted Kerico in
front of the home of George Kesel, in Main street, Victor, and after a
few words fired two shots. Kerico fell and Orafino was not located
until the next noon when County Jailor George Clohecy and Deputy
Sheriff Carlton Curtis arrested him in Canandaigua on Main street
north, near Buffalo street. Though the men had but a meager description
of the gunman, the questioned Orafino until he confessed to the
shooting and remarked that he hoped Kerico wouldn't die. The prisoner
has not seemed to realize the seriousness of the affray. Dr. W. B.
Clapper of Victor attended the wounded man and had him removed to the
hospital in a sleigh.
Measles prevail in Gorham and vicinity to such an extent that it may be necessary to close the school. The families of Benjamin Bergstresser, Howard Fritz, and others have been under quarantine; William
Hazel, Marion Hazel, son of Walter Hazel, Ethel Greer, Horace
Williamson, the children of Prof. Higley and those of Harry Goodale, are also victims of the disease.
From Ontario County Journal 5 May 1916
The graduating class of the Memorial Hospital Training school is as follows: Lucy Mary Depew, of Canandaigua; Minnie Anna McKelvie, of Geneva; Marguerite C. Draper of Elmira; Minnie Cecelia Kane, of Waverly, Pa.; Margaret Helen Barnes, of Geneva; Frances Van Kleck Voorhees, of New York City; Martha Virginia Bradley of Phillipsburg, N. J.; Mary Cathcart Graham, of Carlisle, Pa.; Beulah May Meeks and Ethel Edna Shettler of Canandaigua.
From Ontario County Journal 12 May 1916
Cheshire, N. Y. - Morton Jones, a farmer, who lives about two mile
south of this place, was kicked by a horse on Friday. His jaw was
fractured and a cut in his face required several stitches. Dr.
Armstrong, of Canandaigua, is attending him and it is hoped he will
From Ontario County Journal 16 June 1916
Cheshire, N. Y. - Irving Elwell, of this place, had a narrow escape
from serious injury on Tuesday, while working in the field on his farm
west of the place; he was hit by shots fired by a neighbor at a stray
dog. He was taken to a hospital and it is hoped he will be able to
return home soon.
From Ontario County Journal 14 July 1916
Salvatore Bartolina, a store keeper at 182 Ontario street, was shot through the right shoulder by Antonio Scidone
on Tuesday evening, following a dispute over a goat. Scidone sold
Bartolina the goat for $9, delivered it, but did not receive his pay.
The goat did not give enough milk to satisfy Bartolina and he returned
it. When Scidone came home from work, he sent for Bartolina and the
shooting ensued. Scidone claims Bartolina drew a knife and that he shot
in self defense. After being shot, Bartolina chased his assailant a
considerable distance. A report of shooting was telephoned to police
headquarters and Motorcycle Policeman Delbert Fisk captured Scidone
within 30 minutes after the shooting. Dr. Frank A. Brockmyre attended
Bartolina after he gave up chase and he was reported yesterday to be
sitting outside of his home. Scidone is being held pending a hearing on
an assault charge. Pasquale Scidone, brother of Antonio, was
convicted of slashing a woman with a razor at the November term of
County Court and is now in Elmira reformatory.
From Phelps Citizen 27 July 1916
The following have recently had their homes wired for electricity: Mrs. Kate Beale, Miss Esther Meade, Mrs. Russell, James Kelley, George White, Eugene Irish, James Woolf.
From Ontario County Journal 11 August 1916
Hopewell, N. Y. - A party of young people composed of the Misses Margaret and Louise Brown, Mabel Potter, Hazel Newton, Ruth Benham, Leona Calman, Ethel and Clara Wood and Joy Cone will spent next week at Gooding's point, Canandaigua Lake. The party will be chaperoned by Mrs. H. D. Bodley.
From Ontario County Journal 1 September 1916
Gorham, N. Y. - The baby twins of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Catlin remarkably
escaped serious injury recently, when their carriage, in which they
were sitting on the porch, ran off, throwing out the babies. They
escaped with slight bruises on their faces.
From Ontario County Journal 8 September 1916
Gorham, N. Y. - A peculiar accident occurred recently when Dr. Charles Compton, dentist,
left his office for a moment, while preparing to vulcanize some teeth.
He had left the vulcanizer at 318 degrees, the usual temperature for
that purpose being 320 degrees. During the brief absence of the doctor
from the room, the vulcanizer exploded, the top passing through the
ceiling and striking the roof. A hole about a foot long was left in the
ceiling, and three laths were broken. Had any person been in the room,
the result might have been more serious.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 October 1916
Seneca Castle, N. Y. - Elmer Duell, who with Mrs. Duell
lives with Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hoffman on A. C. Ottley's farm, met with
a serious accident Thursday afternoon at the Amicon Brothers storage
plant. Mr. Duell had delivered a load of apples and in attempting to
turn around in rather close quarters, the rack struck a pole and he was
thrown under the horses, one of which was a colt. The animal kicked the
man, breaking his jaw. They broke the wagon and ran but circled and
came back and were caught. Mr. Duell was taken in an auto to Dr.
Sargent, who attended to his injuries. He is a man about seventy years
of age and at last reports his case seemed serious as there was a
possibility of internal injury.
From Ontario County Journal 3 November 1916
Anna Bailey, the six-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George
Bailey of East Victor, had a perilous experience on Sunday evening,
when she went with her older brother to assist him in bringing the
family cow home from pasture. The brother carried a rope and when he
was putting it upon the animal to lead it home, the little girl
thoughtlessly twisted a part of the rope around her leg. The cow jumped
away from the boy and made a dash through the pasture lot dragging the
child through underbrush and trees and across the bed of a creek and
headed for the stable. Just before the stable was reached, the rope was
loosened from the girl's leg. She was in a pitiable condition when her
brother reached her, being badly bruised and cut while her clothing was
almost torn from her body.
From Ontario County Journal 8 December 1916
George Winagle seriously injured his hand while operating a paring
machine at the Allen evaporator. The fork entered the palm of the hand,
one of the tines breaking off in the wound.
From Ontario County Journal 15 December 1916
On Sunday, as Willie Cahill was attempting to decapitate a
chicken, with a sharp knife, he asked his younger brother to assist him
by holding the head of the fowl. He succeeded not only in beheading the
fowl but also in severing the end of his brother's thumb and inflicting
a painful gash in the forefinger.
Patrick McLaughlin, who was thought to have been burned in a barn fire on the Florence Smith farm
in South Bristol on October 28, was in town on Monday to convince
friends that he was not dead. McLaughlin had been seen in the
neighborhood previous to the fire and the charred bones found in the
ruins were supposed to have been his. He had read of his demise, but
didn't think it worth while to deny the report.
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