Phelps, N. Y. - The Phelps authorities were called to Orleans
again Saturday to quell a disturbance at the Italian colony at
that place. Office Landon arrested Louie Tuttze, said to be a
troublesome ex-member of the colony, who returned there from Geneva
Saturday and began helping himself to garden truck that was growing on
the land formerly occupied by him and now being worked by Joseph
Santille. Tuttze, it is said, refused to vacate the premises and
the present tenant swore out a warrant for his arrest charging him with
petit larceny. Officer Landon brought the Italian to Phelps and he will
have a hearing today. Stephen McAuley, foreman at the Stewart
Nursery where the Italians are employed will, it is said, appear
against the prisoner today and cause a peace warrant to be issued.
Tuttze, it is said, has on several occasions since being discharged,
threatened the foreman's life. Saturday when arrested, the man
raved like a maniac, and according to the officers vowed vengeance on
every one who had anything to do with his present trouble. Peaceable
members of the colony are of the opinion that Tuttze is insane.
Patsy Pasqula, the 17-year-old Italian who slashed Guidio
Baffacle, a fellow workman, with a pruning knife during a quarrel
last Friday, was arranged before Justice Cornford Saturday and
From Geneva Daily Times 4 August 1909
Phelps, N. Y. - Charles A. Lane, machinist on Moline car 101 in
the Glidden tour, Detroit to Denver and return to Kansas City, arrived
home yesterday. Mr. Lane stated that his car had been penalized but 1
1/10 points, due to some slight trouble with a bolt and nut. The
manufacturer, it was stated, would protest the penalization.
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Because they were very modest, two young
men of this village, Joseph McDuff and Joseph Walsh, said
nothing about an act of heroism which they performed at the swimming
school Sunday afternoon, when they saved the life of a boy from East
Bloomfield, by the name of William Murray, from drowning in
Canandaigua lake. Young Murray came to Canandaigua from his home Sunday
to spend the day and went to the swimming school to go in bathing. Not
knowing the depth of the water, he dived off into the water fifteen
feet deep. The boy was unable to swim and when he arose to the surface
he at once called for help. Several swimmers saw his danger but McDuff
got to him first and secured him just after he had gone down the second
time. Murray struggled so that McDuff was unable to swim to with him,
but managed to keep his head above water until Walsh assisted him. Then
the half-drowned boy was taken to the swimming school pier and the
water removed from his lungs. It was some time before the boy was
revived. He was later able to return to his home in the evening. Few
people saw the rescue and the young men said nothing about it until the
facts were reported by other persons.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 August 1909
Manchester, N. Y. - It is said that never a more joyous gathering
assembled in the history of the town, than that which took place at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harrington, of this village,
Tuesday, to properly celebrate the birthdays of two old men who reside
with them, and in whose honor a dinner was served at which youth and
old age clasped hands across the festive board. The gentlemen whose
anniversaries occurred are Nathaniel C. Herendeen who was born
August 2, 1827, and is now 82 years of age; and Edwin Harrington, who
is one year older and was born August 3, 1826. Both are enjoying
excellent health considering their age. The dinner was prepared by Mrs.
Charles Harrington, daughter and daughter-in-law respectively, to the
two gentlemen, and she each year prepares a dinner for their birthday
Gorham, N. Y. - A somewhat serious accident occurred in this
village Monday evening as Mrs. Charles Werley was driving
through Main street from the station. The wagon was a Democrat and
contained, besides herself, her sister-in-law, Mrs. Fred
Kindelberger, and Miss Kindelberger, a niece of the
latter's husband. After turning the corner from Dewey avenue into Main
street, the horse became frightened at an automobile driven by J.
H. Teece and began to run and kick. The women pluckily hung on to
the animal until it ran into a telephone pole near the bridge which
threw out the occupants and made debris of the vehicle. Mrs. Werley,
who received slight injuries, was picked up and carried into A. M.
Phillip's drug store, where she soon recovered sufficiently to return
to her home. Fortunately, the other ladies suffered no harm beyond
strain and fright.
From Ontario County Journal 6 August 1909
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Those who are occupying cottages at
Canadice lake this week are Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Dixon and
daughters, Louise and Rachel, Mrs. George Taft and
daughters, Ruth and Elizabeth; Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Ayers and
daughters, Dorothy and Clara. Mr. and Mrs. Carleton
Griffin and Miss Leila Elton, Miss Wheeler, George Dixon,
Clifford Peck and Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Peck left Monday for
Canadice lake and will stay for the week.
From Geneva Daily Times 9 August 1909
Rushville, N. Y. - The following young ladies are enjoying a
week's outing at Cottage City, Canandaigua lake; Miss Caroline B.
Hunter, Miss Florence Harkness, Miss Grace Voorhees, Miss Mary
Blodgett, Miss Alice Bates, Miss Florence Holley, Miss Mabel Blodgett,
Miss Mabel Voorhees of this village; and Miss Mary Reissig of
Geneva and Miss Euphemia Spurr of Brockport. For a part of the
time the following young ladies will be guests at the same cottage: Miss
Ethel Cole, Miss Edith Bates, Miss Frances Savage, Miss Carrie Loomis,
Miss Harriet Haviland and Miss Katherine Adamson.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 August 1909
Flint, N. Y. - A party from here are camping at Powell's cottage
on Canandaigua lake. Among them are: Lena and Harry
Burgess, Grace Newton, Harry Morris, Henry Otis, Frank Sherman, Roscoe and
Katherine Kean, Corrine and Florence Ensign, George and
Julia Brizzee, Eugene Smith, Frank Davis, Julia Rice, John Lacy, Una
Smith, John Ross and Robert Lightfoot, with Mrs.
Alice Hall and Miss Flora Harris as chaperones.
Gorham, N. Y. - A severe accident, the second one in the village
within a week as a result of the horse becoming frightened at an
automobile, occurred Monday evening. As Emory Buckelew and James
Valentine, carpenters, were returning from work at the Hotchkiss
residence near Stanley, the colt belonging to Mr. Buckelew, which he
was driving, became frightened at the automobile belonging to C. W.
Perkins, which they met as they arrived in town and were nearly at
the Valentine residence on Dewey avenue. The men were thrown out of the
wagon and Mr. Valentine was carried to his home unconscious and with a
broken arm. He soon recovered consciousness, however, and his injuries,
aside from the broken arm, are not as serious as were at first feared.
Mr. Buckelew escaped with bruises and a severe shock from which he was
rallying yesterday morning. Frank Swartout, who had ridden
with the men for a short distance, escaped with the loss of a lock of
hair. The auto was being
driven by J. M. Stokoe, and contained besides himself, Miss
Maud Perkins. They promptly rendered all assistance possible, and
carried the injured men to their homes in the car. The horse ran to its
home on South street and was taken care of by Bert Winagle. The
wagon was somewhat injured.
From Ontario County Journal 13 August 1909
Academy, N. Y. - The descendants of the late David Trickey will
hold their annual picnic at the home of Mrs. Jeremiah Trickey, Academy,
on Thursday next. David Trickey was an original settler of the "Academy
tract." He came from Goshen, Orange county, and had three sons,
Stephen, John and Samuel. The first two lived at Academy, while Samuel
removed to Michigan. William and Rhodes are sons of John.
From Ontario County Journal 20 August 1909
The reorganized Canandaigua band, which made its first appearance
in concert on Friday evening at the lawn sociable at St. Mary's church,
gave one of the best concerts heard in Canandaigua for a long time, and
that its music was appreciated was evidenced by the liberal applause
which the hundreds at the festival gave after each number. On Tuesday
evening the band elected the following officers: president, L. B.
Spencer; manager, Dr. F. A. Brockmyre; secretary and
treasurer, A. M. Smith; director, Floyd Everingham. The
musicians include: cornets L. B. Spencer, Louis Aberle,
Floyd Everingham; clarionets, Roland Smith, Charles Schroeder,
O. Gibke; bass, George W. Nicholson, Jacob Yerger; baritone,
Zack S. Boswell; altos, George Hoskins, William Davis, John
Sutter, John Boswell; trombones, Dr. F. A. Brockmyre, Harold
Boswell, John Niblock; piccolo, Ray Kennedy; tenor drum, Charles
Burrill; bass drum, A. M. Smith.
Rushville, N. Y. - Between 50 and 60 members were present at the
annual reunion of the Emory and Dayton families which was held
at Willow Grove on Wednesday. Officers elected for another year are:
president, DeForest Emory, Middlesex; vice-president, George
Adams, Canandaigua; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. Lewis Adams,
The winners of the medals in the contests at the Recreation grounds
have been announced as follows: Girls, 12 years and under, silver
medal, Madeline Riley, 251 points; bronze medal, Gertrude
Smith, 245 points; boys, 12 and under, silver medal, Richard
Ogden, 205 points; bronze medal, William Ferran, 163
points; Harold Latter of Buffalo, scored 208 points, but being
a non-resident, could not be awarded the prize. Girls, 14 years and
under, silver medal, Anna May Ogden, 257; bronze medal, Margaret
Quinn, 184 points; boys, 14 years and under, silver medal, Ray
Smith, 359 points; bronze medal, Edward Allen, 309 points.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 August 1909
Shortsville, N. Y. - The twenty-fifth annual reunion of the
association of descendants of Nathan Herendeen will be held
Wednesday at Cloverdale, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Horace J.
Calkins, in Farmington, southwest of Palmyra. Carriages will meet
the 11 o'clock electric car at the first stop east of Macedon, stop 28,
to take those who come from a distance to Cloverdale.
Rushville, N. Y. - On Friday last Austin Read celebrated
his eighty-second birthday. He drove to Italy Hollow, where he visited
his birthplace and various familiar sights.
From Ontario County Journal 27 August 1909
Rushville, N. Y. - At the Griswell family reunion, held
on Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Williams, in
Middlesex, 87 members were present. The following officers were
elected: president, Joseph Clark; secretary, Mrs. Arch
Foster; treasurer, Emmett Williams. Among the guests from
away were James Densmore and family of Potter; Gilbert
Wood and family and Miss Carrie Davis of Reed's Corners; W.
Covel, Clark Lee and Jason Clark and their families of
Italy; Fisher Clark and family, Claude Wixom and
family of Stanley; James McConnell and family of Jerusalem;
Henry Gardner and family of Atlanta; Miss Lillian Kennedy of
Canandaigua; Edwin Clark and family of Prattsburg; and Charles
Clark and family of Penn Yan.
Between 50 and 60 persons attended the fourth annual reunion of the Foster
family, held on Aug. 20, at the old Foster homestead about three
miles southwest of this village. The following were elected to office:
president, Oscar Taylor, Middlesex; vice president, Mert
Whitman, Naples; secretary, Frank Foster, Middlesex;
treasurer, Mrs. Charles Foster, Middlesex. An enjoyable time
was had. A short program, consisting of recitations was given, and a
game of baseball played between the boys and the married men resulted
in a victory for the boys, the score being 7 to 4. Those present from
away were Mrs. Chester Olmstead and sons, of East Bloomfield,
and Mr. and Mrs. Mart Whitman of Naples.
The 86th birthday anniversary of John Johnson was celebrated
at his home in the southern part of the town on Aug. 19. There were
present nine children, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A
bountiful dinner was served, after which there was music, singing, and
recitations. Mrs. H. Mothersell read the following paper:
"Brothers and sisters: We meet here today to commemorate the birthday
of father and mother. The birthday of every person is a marked event in
the annals of history. How often I have heard this aged pair, in
referring to something that transpired in the past, say: 'Well, it must
be in so many years. Lovina was born Oct. 13' or 'Jennie, April 7' and
so on in turn with each one of us. And so our birthdays were never
forgotten, and shall we forget theirs? These gatherings are typical of
our forefathers, as they sojourned through the wilderness, and always
at the harvest time each year would have their home gatherings, like
ours. We too are sojourners.
"Eighty-four years ago the first day of August, our mother was born,
eighty-six years ago today, on this farm, our father was born. More
than three-quarters of a century have passed. How little we comprehend
the years of hardship, toil and privation which they have passed
through to accumulate this home which we today enjoy. I think only
Lovina and I can remember back 50 years. Well do I recall when but a
child of seeing this father, almost at the rising of the sun, with his
hired men, hand rake, scythe or cradle in hand, starting for the lake
fields to reap the golden grain. No mowers, no reapers, no binders.
Nothing but their hands, working from sun to sun, as that was then a
day's work. In the middle of the forenoon and afternoon, I was sent
down with a basket of lunch, sometimes a little jug of root beer. The
men never returned till early twilight, wet with perspiration, and
always singing. Contrast the conditions now.
"Well do I remember this mother, after the washings, ironings, bakings
were done, work put aside, out would come the old spinning wheel, never
satisfied with doing one day's work, but always two in one, which meant
120 knot of yarn. In memory I see her in the evening, by the warm fire,
with her wheel. This was her motto: 'When the sheep are at rest, then
the rolls run the best.' Then the great baskets of yarn to be carried
to the weaver to be colored, woven and pressed. How carefully would she
lay the patterns on the cloth, turning them this way and that way to
get as many garments as possible without wasting the cloth. Such
lessons of economy we fail to see in these days.
"From this home have gone out into the world four sons and three
daughters, fully capacitated to brave the storms of adversity, which
have come to some of us. How thankful we should be that at the
beginning of this, another year of their lives, we are permitted to
meet them in this their home, with their health and reason unimpaired.
No severe calamity has as yet overtaken them, and let us all be happy
in this thought, that as we meet here in this earthly home, so may we
all meet in that heavenly home, prepared for all those that love His
appearing, and with those that now await our coming."
From Shortsville Enterprise 3 September 1909
Manchester Center, N. Y. - Fred Goodman and family attended the
reunion of the Goodman family, which was held at C. H. Goodman's a few
miles northeast of Phelps. 116 relatives gathered to have a good time
and get acquainted, which they did. A bountiful dinner was served on
the lawn to which all did justice. Pictures were taken during the
afternoon and various games and sports were indulged in. The Avery
orchestra of Phelps furnished music during the evening and the young
people enjoyed dancing until the wee sma' hours of the morning. They
hope to spend another such day next year at William Goodman's, Newark
street, Phelps, on August 17.
Manchester Center, N. Y. - The twenty-sixth annual reunion of
the Herendeen family, held at the home of Horace Calkins in
Farmington, on Wednesday of last week, proved to be a most enjoyable
occasion. Over 200 descendants of Nathan Herendeen were
present, the oldest member of the family present being Gideon Smith
of Macedon, aged 89 years. The youngest, the 6-months-old son of Joseph
Herendeen of Farmington. The officers elected for the new year
were: President, John Hamer of Macedon; treasurer, Carl
Herendeen of Geneva; secretary, Josephine Herendeen of
Farmington. The reunion next year will be held at the home of Wade
R. King in Manchester.
From Geneva Daily Times 31 August 1909
Hall's Corners, N. Y. - The Ledgerwood Reunion was held at the
Electric Park at Keuka lake Saturday. About sixty were present. This
reunion was originated by Mrs. Thomas Scott of Gorham who
planned it last year for the surprise celebration of her husband's
seventieth birthday and improved upon the idea by having all the
relatives invited this year. At this meeting a regular reunion for each
year was organized under the name of the Scott-Hall-Ledgerwood reunion
with John Caward of Prattsburg president, Thomas Scott of
Gorham, vice-president, and Minnie Scott secretary.
Dr. C. W. Grove, the physician who attended James Augustino, the
farmer who fell from a tree on his farm near the Carter Road Sunday,
reported today that Mr. Augustino was not any better and that his
condition was still serious. Mr. Augustino was trimming some dead limbs
in the tree when he fell. He was removed to the City Hospital, where
Dr. Grove attended him and found that three ribs had been fractured and
that it was possible that the man had sustained internal injuries.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 September 1909
The annual reunion of the Gelder family was held at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Hudson Gelder, three miles north of
Geneva, on August 26th. The event was the 25th annual reunion of the
family and over 100 members of the family gathered at the Gelder home
for the affair. Addresses were made by Rev. Wallace Webb of the First
Methodist church, Secretary J. W. Gelder and Mr. Merring, a
brother of the assistant rector of the First Methodist church. Jay
Gelder was chosen president of the family association for the
ensuing year and the next annual meeting of the association will be
held at the home of Mr. Gelder in Bath.
Phelps, N. Y. - While hewing logs at Fridley's saw mill north
of Phelps yesterday, Arthur Phillips, an employee, was
severely cut with an adze which struck a glancing blow on the low and
cut a deep gash in his left foot. The bone, just below the ankle was
exposed. The young man was removed to his home nearby and Dr. W. A.
Howe called to dress the injury.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 September 1909
Hopewell, N. Y. - The following party of young people visited
Watkins Glen on Wednesday: Ethel and Walter Marks, Marion Wallace,
Maie Smith, Harriet Hall, Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne Stoddard, Grace, Arthur
and Albert Brizzee, George Smith, John Benham and Warren
From Geneva Daily Times 4 September 1909
The following young people attended a corn and marshmallow roast
followed by a dance at the Child's Tile Works, Seneca Castle, last
night: Misses Ethel Dilman, Elsie Mead, Frances Eddy, Elizabeth
Giddings, Hatty Child, Helen Mead, Messrs. John Dorman, Will
Kane, Claire Bennett, Mills Doyle, Carl Childs, Harry Dilman, Fletcher
Reynolds and Robert Patterson. They were chaperoned by Mrs.
J. C. Dilman, Mrs. H. L. Sherwood, and Mrs. A. S. Childs.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 September 1909
It was learned today that James Gallagher of William
street was among those injured in the collision between an east and a
west bound trolley car on the Geneva and Auburn road, between Geneva
and Waterloo, on Monday night, and that Mr. Gallagher probably
sustained the most serious injuries of any of the passengers. Since
being brought to his home after the accident, his condition has been
serious and Dr. C. D. McCarthy has been in constant attendance.
Yesterday and last night it was feared that serious results would
follow the accident. Mr. Gallagher was riding in the car at the time of
the accident and was thrown from his seat and several persons were
thrown on top of him. The weight of the persons thrown against him
crushed him so that his stomach was seriously injured. Today it was
reported that although he was still very weak that it was believed that
he was out of danger.
From Ontario County Journal 10 September 1909
Canadice, N. Y. - A colt driven by Hyland Hicks of
Honeoye, became frightened at a load of hops at George Affolter's
on Monday, and ran, striking a telephone pole and throwing Mr. Hicks
out. The horse became loose from the buggy and ran a short distance,
becoming entangled in a wire fence, which stopped it. The buggy and
harness were broken and the horse was bruised, Mr. Hicks escaping with
only a severe shaking up.
John Priest and John Moraski engaged in a fight on
Main street early yesterday morning in which Moraski was stabbed in the
neck several times with a pen knife. A vein and an artery were cut, and
Moraski was treated by Dr. Brockmyre and afterward taken to his home on
Main street south. Priest was arrested upon complaint of the injured
man, but was released on bail. Both men are employed at the Rochester
& Eastern power station and the trouble is said to have grown out
of a friendly dispute in which Moraski aggravated Priest. Moraski lost
considerable blood, and there was some fear of a hemmorhage, but it was
reported last night that there was no danger of serious results.
From Ontario County Journal 17 September 1909
Mr. and Mrs. Fay Nethaway pleasantly entertained at their home
near Cheshire on Sunday, in honor of Mrs. Margaret Nott, of
New Auburn, Wis., who is a great aunt of Mr. Nethaway. The following
relatives and friends were present: George Nethaway and wife, Mrs.
Jennie Deuell, Elmer Lucas, Alex. Hunn, wife and son, Gregg,
George Deuell, wife and son, Melvin, Frank Deuell and
wife, William Montanye and son, Melville, W. M. Barnum and
wife, and Anna Mae Smith of Trumansburg. Four generations were
represented. After partaking of a splendid dinner, the day was passed
in social conversation and recalling reminiscences. Appropriate music
was rendered by Mrs. May Deuell in her usual pleasing manner,
while the happy voices of several of the guests joined with her in
Gospel hymns suitable to the occasion. As evening approached, each bade
adieu to host and hostess, with best wishes, feeling they had been
The first annual reunion of the Furman family was held at
Seneca point on Sept. 6. It was a reunion of a brother and sister who
had not seen each other in 48 years. The sister, Mrs. Worden,
of South Bristol, is 82 years old, and the brother, W. H.
Francisco, of Corning, is 67 years old. The gathering consisted of
children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of these two. After a
bountiful dinner, J. S. Burnham, of Academy, was elected
chairman for the day, and the following officers were elected:
president, Mrs. Martha Worden, South Bristol; vice president, Mrs.
George Merritt, Canandaigua; secretary and treasurer, Seward
Summers, Rochester. It was voted to hold the next reunion on the
third Wednesday in August, 1910 at Seneca Point. Pictures were taken of
Mrs. Worden and her six children, also of the whole group. Relatives
were present from Rochester, Corning, Gorham, Palmyra, Canandaigua and
Rushville, N. Y. - I. H. Washburn met with an accident last
Sunday evening, while visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Westbrook at
Bristol, stepping off a porch in the darkness. On Monday Mr. Westbrook
brought Mr. and Mrs. Washburn to their home in his auto, and Dr. J. H.
Wilkin found that a bone in the heel was fractured just below the ankle
joint. He also suffered severe bruises to his side. This is an
unfortunate accident for Mr. Washburn, as he is past 87 years of age,
and has been lame from a fractured ankle in the same foot a few years
From Geneva Daily Times 22 September 1909
Manchester, N. Y. - Harry Proshel is suffering with a dangerous
wound on the top of his head received in a strange way on Saturday. He
was at Walter's slaughter house for the purpose of dressing a beef and
while striking a steer in the head with an axe it caught on a rope
above his head so that the sharp part of the axe entered the top of his
head until it reached the bone. He was knocked senseless and upon
reviving was taken to a physician's office, where the wound was
dressed, but his case is still closely watched for fear complications
may set in.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 September 1909
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - On Friday at their country home at
Riverside about one mile south of this village, Mrs. Franklin D.
Smith and daughter, Miss Mary M. Smith, entertained a
large company of relatives, the occasion being the 80th anniversary of
the birth of Franklin D. and Frederick C. Smith, who
are twin brothers. Their many relatives and friends extended
congratulations to the Messrs. Smith, both of whom are prominent
farmers and active for their age. After the social part of the day had
been carried out, refreshments were served.
From Ontario County Journal 1 October 1909
Rushville, N. Y. - An enjoyable family gathering was held at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. John Pearce on Saturday, it being the
third annual reunion of the Green family descendants of James B.
and Martha Fisher Green. The Pearce lawn was attractively
decorated with asters and ferns, and a bountiful dinner served to 31. Samuel
Green presented each one of his nieces with a handsome silver
spoon. The invitation by Mrs. Fred Rice to hold the next
reunion at her home, near Penn Yan, the last of June, 1910, was
Joel M. Howey, aged 92 years, of Gibson street, one of
Canandaigua's best known citizens, is suffering from shock and weakness
following a fall in his home several days ago. Mr. Howey is quite
helpless, and it is feared that his hip is broken.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 October 1909
A warrant was sworn out yesterday by Bertha Lovejoy, charging
her husband, Arthur Lovejoy, with failure to support her. The
couple have been married for some time, but Mrs. Lovejoy charges that
her husband had recently neglected her. When brought to court Lovejoy
denied the charge and the matter was adjourned until Monday, when it is
expected that the evidence in the case will be submitted to Judge
Keyes. Mrs. Lovejoy is represented by Attorney F. B. Sackett, while
Attorney W. S. Bachman will appear for the defendant.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 October 1909
Manchester, N. Y. - Albert Hackett, a farmer who resides one mile
north of this village, is the owner of a large cat that makes a
business of hunting pheasants in all the seasons of the year and is
more successful than most hunters. Yesterday the cat captured a large
male pheasant which weighed four pounds and nine ounces and is thought
to have been very old, as its spurs were over two inches in length. It
is thought that it may have been one of the original birds brought to
this locality, as some sportsters claim that the pheasant has been
known to live 10 years.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 October 1909
Geneva friends of Mrs. Charles Allen of Hall's Corners
have received word that Mrs. Allen and her young son narrowly escaped
being shot last week. The family at the time was in the Allen house
sitting at a table. Mrs. Allen's eight-year-old daughter and a playmate
were examining a gun at one side of the room when the gun was
accidentally discharged. The charge of shot passed between Mrs. Allen
and her son. the light on the table was extinguished and the shot
entered the wall of the room. All of the parties were badly frightened
but no one was hurt.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 October 1909
Phelps, N. Y. - George Mulcahy, of the local High School football
eleven, suffered a badly wrenched knee in the game played with the
Reserves of Geneva, Saturday. The game was won by Geneva by a score of
16 and 5.
Charles Norville Norton, aged 18 years, a son of C. E. Norton
of Phelps, was severely injured last evening. Mr. Norton is employed by
Ellery Van Auken on the Hogle farm about two miles east of
Phelps. Last evening he was engaged in doing his usual chores when one
of the cows started to enter a barn where some apples were stored. In
order to prevent the cow from getting to the apples, Mr. Norton tried
to drive the cow away. As he reached the side of the animal, she turned
quickly and before he could get out of the way, her horns stuck him in
the abdomen cutting a severe gash. Mr. Norton was carried to the house
and later brought to the Geneva City Hospital, where he was attended by
Dr. Skinner and by Dr. Howe of Phelps. Today it was reported that he
was resting comfortably and would recover.
Frank Chance, who conducts a saloon on Exchange street,
received severe injuries in a peculiar manner this morning. Mr. Chance,
with several other men, were chatting in a room back of the barroom in
his place. The ceiling of this room is quite low and in it are a number
of large rafters. On the side of one of the rafters is a large nail and
as the men were talking, Chance was standing directly under the nail.
In the conversation the question of the weight of the men came up, and
one of the men in order to test the weight of Mr. Chance, picked him up
and started to raise him up. The man raised Chance up until his head
came in contact with the nail. A large hole was torn in the cheek near
the eye and it was stated that it was remarkable that the nail had not
penetrated the eye or torn it out and left the man hanging, but luckily
the nail tore the flesh to the side of eye and then caught the flesh on
the forehead where another bad gash was cut. A physician was called and
the injuries dressed. It is expected that no serious result will follow
from the accident.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 October 1909
Phelps, N. Y. - John O'Brien, a resident of this township and
employed on the state highway in the southwestern section of the Town
of Phelps, fell from a freight train between Phelps and Clifton Springs
last night and miraculously escaped from being crushed to death. He
received minor injuries, however, consisting of a sprained ankle and a
painful bruise in the groin. O'Brien, being without means, applied to
the Overseer of the Poor, J. M. White, for medical treatment. He was
afterwards sent to the county house to remain until able to resume work.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 October 1909
Phelps, N. Y. - Justice W. H. Cornford yesterday committed Eugene
and Michael Trazzo, two little Italian boys, six and eight years
old respectively, to St. Mary's Orphan asylum at Rochester. The father
of the children, Lewis Trazzo. who has been living at Orleans
in the Town of Phelps, is said to have abandoned them and at present
his whereabouts is unknown. Thursday afternoon, Justice Cornford
was informed by the authorities at Newark that the youngsters,
evidently deserted, had been picked up in that village and as they
belonged in the Town of Phelps, it would be up to the local authorities
to look after the boys. The little fellows were brought to Phelps and
taken care of until arrangements were completed to place them in an
institution. From members of the Italian colony at Orleans, it was
learned that Trazzo and his two children left there two or three days
ago for Newark, where it is claimed he left them and then disappeared.
It is further claimed that on several previous occasions, he had left
his family in destitute circumstances while he roamed about the
country. He is said to be quite troublesome about the colony and has
been hauled before Justice Cornford numerous times for various
offenses. At his last appearance before Justice Cornford, he succeeded
in drawing a suspended sentence on the plea that his two boys were
expected to arrive from the old country on the following day. His wife
died in Italy and the children that it is claimed he just abandoned
were brought here by a relative about months ago. The authorities at
Newark, it is said, will prosecute Trazzo on the charge of abandonment
if he can be found.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 November 1909
Phelps, N. Y. - While hunting in the vicinity of Phelps Saturday
afternoon, Foster Mason of Oaks Corners was accidentally shot
and seriously injured by his companion, Jesse Dickenson, also
of Oaks Corners. A. W. Mason, a brother of the injured man,
was along with the party. From his version of the affair, it appears
that after bagging a couple of rabbits, the men sat down and began
shooting at a mark. When it came to Dickenson's turn to shoot, one of
the shells in the gun failed to explode. After shooting the shell in
the opposite barrel, Dickenson, it is said, started to investigate the
apparently defective shell when without warning it exploded. Foster
Mason was standing within close range of the gun and received the
entire contents of the shell in the lower limbs. Both legs were riddled
with No. 4 shot from the ankles to half way between the knees and the
body. Nearly every one of the 39 pieces of shot embedded itself so
deeply in the flesh that it was quite impossible to probe for them,
while a few passed through the flesh and came out the opposite side.
Mason was brought to the office of Dr. W. A. Howe and an unsuccessful
attempt was made to locate some of the shot. Tetanus anti-toxins was
administered. The shell that at first failed to explode, it is thought,
held fire, which caused it to go off later.
Phelps, N. Y. - While working t the kraut factory Saturday, Charles
Carr had his left hand badly mangled by getting it in contact with
a coring machine. The knives inflicted a ragged cut the entire length
of the palm and severed an artery. The thumb was also badly lacerated.
Carr's injuries were dressed by Dr. W. A. Howe.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 November 1909
Pedestrians on Seneca street at noon today were scattered in a
lively manner by a runaway horse coming down the sidewalk. The horse
was one attached to the repair wagon of the Geneva Telephone Company
and was driven by Fred Patterson. It took fright on Main
street near the Elks' club house and started on a dead run down Main,
swinging into Seneca, where it took to the sidewalk on the south side,
dragging the wagon behind it, which was filled with ladders, wires and
repair tools. Patterson became entangled in the reins to which he hung
bravely. He also became unseated and thrown onto the thills, where with
his feet entangled, he was carried down the hill by the frightened
horse. The animal nearly went through the windows of the Carrollton
Hotel, but it dodged out and then on down across Union Alley, past the
Times building and Scott's bookstore. At this point a pedestrian who
was trying to get out of the way made a dash for a doorway near Mrs. C.
A. Champlain's millinery store, and in his haste managed to smash the
show case which stood on the sidewalk there. Art Kinney, who
is always on deck when it comes to stopping runaways, was in the game
in a minute and made a dash for the horse, which then dodged into the
street again, but was captured by Kinney who made a flying leap. Charles
Sweeney was also on the spot and took a hand and the animal was
corralled and taken to Nichol's livery. Patterson escaped injury and
there was no damage done except to the milliner's show window case and
a wrench of the hand suffered by Kinney. There was plenty of excitement
for a few minutes and many narrow escapes.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 November 1909
Rushville, N. Y. - Last Friday morning Isaac Washburn, who
is over 80 years of age, and who was recovering from a broken heel
which fracture he sustained early this fall, fell while dressing and
unfortunately broke his right hip. His son, Beecher Washburn, was
summoned and is now aiding in the care of his father. From Ontario County Journal 19 November 1909
Ionia, N. Y. - As Mr. and Mrs. Abel Bennett were driving
on the main road Sunday evening, they met an automobile without lights.
They did not see it until it was upon them. The horse, which is not
usually afraid of automobiles, was startled, and jumping, overturned
the carriage against a telephone pole. Mrs. Bennett sustained quite a
serious injury to her ankle. Mr. Bennett was somewhat bruised and the
carriage was broken. The auto was driven by Fred Kent, of
From Geneva Daily Times 24 November 1909
The stork paid a visit to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dominick
Antenucci at 32 Humbert street in the Italian colony in Torrey
Park at 9 o'clock last evening and as a result of his visit, left three
baby girls at the home. The children weigh 21 pounds and this morning
it was reported that both the mother and the babies were doing nicely.
The father of the triplets is employed as a laborer on the Lehigh
Valley Railroad. His only exclamation in English when the news of the
arrivals at his home was broken to him was "Awful, Awful."
Mr. and Mrs. Antenucci are each 38 years of age. They have been married
six years and have one other child thirteen months old. The mother was
attended last evening by Josephine Potto of the colony and when visited
today it was discovered that the family is in very poor circumstances
and that little preparation had been made for the arrival of the
children. There was practically no clothing in the house and the family
evidently had not great abundance of the world's goods. The wealthier
members of the Italian colony were, however, rendering some assistance
and efforts were being made to make the family as comfortable as
possible. As soon as the news reached the city there was a number of
visitors attracted to the Antenucci household and it is unlikely that
the youngsters will want for anything.
From Ontario County Journal 26 November 1909
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Last Thursday Mrs. R. M. Peck, with
a party of friends, made a trip by automobile of 104 miles, going to
Rochester and LeRoy, which makes a total of about 3800 miles Mrs. Peck
has traveled in her automobile during the season, without an accident
of any kind.
On Tuesday Patrick O'Laughlin, aged about 60 years, employed
by George VanGelder, who runs a corn husker, had a narrow
escape from death while working on O. J. Cooley's farm.
O'Laughlin was feeding the machine when a gust of wind blew the tails
of his overcoat between the spiked rollers. Two men nearby grabbed
O'Laughlin and kept him from going into the machine. As it was, his
overcoat, mittens and overalls were torn from him and ground to bits.
Aside from being badly frightened, the man was unhurt.
This evening at her home, No. 6 Atwater place, the piano pupils of Mrs.
Stearns will give a recital. The participants will include Wilson
R. Turnbull, Florence Thompson, Edith M. Blakney, Agnes I. Ottley,
Gertrude Powell, John West, Ernestine Beaver, Anna E. Detine, Alice
Knapp, Howard Turnbull, Lena A. Boyle, Hattie Crosier, Helen Gertrude
Pratt, Nellie McLane, Lillian Burgett and Mabel Henry.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 December 1909
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The latter part of last week, William
Holmes had the misfortune to fall down the cellar stairs in the
Holmes & Vandyne store. For some time past Mr. Holmes has been
suffering from an injury to one of his knees so that he has been
obliged to use crutches for several weeks. At the time of the accident,
he had just abandoned the use of crutches. In his fall he struck on his
injured knee, and he is now again confined to his home as a result of
the injury received from his fall.
From Ontario County Journal 17 December 1909
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - William Powers met with a serious
accident on Saturday. Mr. Powers drove a fractious team to Canandaigua.
As he was getting into the carriage to return, the horses suddenly
cramped it, catching one of his legs and breaking it in two places. He
succeeded in getting into the carriage and drove home. Then as there
was no one about the place to whom he cared to trust this particular
team, he put them out himself and crawled to the house on hands and
knees. Dr. Wheeler was immediately summoned and the injury treated. The
patient is reported to be doing nicely.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 December 1909
Stanley, N. Y. - Ray and Floyd Morris, residents of this place,
were nearly asphyxiated this morning while working in a produce car on
a siding here. There was a coal stove in the car and in some manner the
pipe from this became closed and the gas escaped into the car and the
men were found in a semi-conscious condition. A physician was called,
however, and they are now both out of danger.
At the annual meeting of Seneca Rebekah Lodge, No. 159, which
was held Friday in Odd Fellows' Hall, the following officers were
elected for the ensuing year:
Noble grand - Bertha Bosworth
Vice noble grand - Wilhelmina Fisher
Recording secy. - Mary Davis
Treasurer - Alida Smith
Fin. secy. - Catherine McConnell
Trustee, 3 years - Stella Cook
From Geneva Daily Times 31 December 1909
Phelps, N. Y. - Lewis Wilson, who resides three miles east of
Phelps, met with a serious accident yesterday while chopping wood. As
Mr. Wilson struck at a small limb of a tree, the ax that he was using
slipped and inflicted a painful injury to his right knee. Dr. W. A.
Howe was called and dressed the wound.