From Geneva Daily Times 1 August 1910

Seneca Castle, N. Y. - 
The Estey family annual reunion was held at the home of Sibley Estey, who resides on the old Estey homestead near Flint, on Saturday. There were about 80 of the members of the family present. The day was spent in games and sports, and a good old-fashioned visit. A bountiful dinner was served at noon on the lawn.



From Geneva Daily Times 2 August 1910

Frank McCormack,
the big ball player from Geneva, who has been with Altoona this season, recently went from there to Harrisburg. McCormack joined Harrisburg the latter part of last week and was sent in to catch. In the first inning a sharp drop struck his second finger of his ungloved hand and split it. The result is that Mack is out of the game with the possibility of remaining out for a couple of weeks at least.



Thomas VanDusen celebrated his 58th birthday yesterday at his home, No. 21 Geneva street. A supper was served and music was enjoyed. Those present were his sisters, Mrs. Charles Barrett of Seneca Falls, Mrs. William DeGraff of Corning, Mrs. A. A. Campion of Geneva, and a niece, Mrs. William Craft of Seneca Falls; son, William Van Dusen of Bath; and three daughters, Misses Mary, Lillian and Eva Van Dusen; and one granddaughter, Miss Alice Van Dusen, all of this city.



From Ontario County Journal 5 August 1910

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The fifth annual reunion of the descendants of Alanson Parmele was held July 28 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur T. Adams. About 60 relatives were present. The out-of-town guests were: Porter Parmele of Pasadena, Cal.; Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Curtis and three children, Dorothy, William, and Arthur, Vernon Parker of Batavia; William Parmele and three children, Roy, Carl, and Maud, Miss Anna Parmele of LeRoy; Mrs. Emeline Stearns, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Stearns and daughter, Louise and Dr. John H. Parmele of Rochester; Mr. and Mrs. G. Wells Parmele, Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Parmele, Miss Ruth Parmele of Victor; George N. Parmele and Mrs. Charles S. Parmele of Canandaigua; George Alanson Parmele of Chapinville; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pestle and two sons, Ray and Leon, Bristol; Mr. and Mrs. John R. Hill and son, Maurice, Brooklyn; Mrs. Laura Parmele Deal, Fairport; and Mrs. Frank Senn, Honeoye Falls. The forenoon was spent renewing acquaintances and in the enjoyment of games. Dinner was served on the lawn, after which the following officers were elected for the coming year: President, G. Wells Parmele, Victor; vice-president, Henry C. Parmele, Victor; secretary, Clyde C. Taylor, East Bloomfield; treasurer, Miss Nellie B. Adams, East Bloomfield; chairman committee on program, Miss Ruth Parmele, Victor; chairman committee on sports, Albert H. Stearns, Rochester. A pleasant literary and musical program was rendered under the direction of Mrs. Alice Parmele Curtis, Batavia, and Miss Nellie B. Adams, East Bloomfield. One of the songs sung was an original composition by Arthur T. Adams. The sports scheduled for the day were carried out with enthusiasm, furnishing pleasure for all. Prizes were given the successful contestants. One and all agreed that the annual family gatherings were the most enjoyable occasions of the year.



On Saturday evening, Helen, the 13-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James F. Cowan, Chapin street, was severely burned about the chest and arms at the home of her aunt, Mrs. John C. Costello, West Gibson street, and had a narrow escape from more serious injury. She was standing on the cellar stairs holding a lighted candle when the collar of her dress was ignited. In her fright, she ran screaming up the stairs and tried to run out of doors. Driven frantic by the pain, she fought efforts to assist her. As she was about to dash out of the front door, Mr. Costello, most opportunely for the girl, came upon the porch. Quickly he seized the hall rug which Mrs. Costello had all ready picked up and wrapping the girl in it, smothered the burning dress. The most serious burns are about the arms.



Misses Helen Meigs, Marian Rolph, Ruth Williams, Merle and Olive Chamberlain, Edith and Marjorie Wagner, Bettie Licht, Marjorie Farwell, Frances Anderson of Geneva; Evelyn Nellis of Auburn; and Bessie Hershey of Gorham; chaperoned by Mrs. G. S. Rolph of Geneva, were at the Milliken cottage, Lincoln Wood, this week.



From Ontario County Journal 7 August 1908

Honeoye, N. Y. - 
The family of Edwin Gilbert, Jr., is surely an afflicted one, each member of the family, including the parents, son and daughter, is suffering with whooping cough. Mrs. Gilbert is seriously ill with the disease.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 August 1910

Shortsville, N. Y. - 
Two accidents occurred at the Lehigh Valley yards in Manchester Saturday, the first victim being Sidney Rogers of Shortsville. The workmen were engaged in icing a whole train of refrigerator cars filled with western dressed beef at the Swift & Co.'s icing plant in Manchester. Rogers was on the top of a car pushing the ice into place with a wooden implement used for that purpose when the handle broke, and he fell to the ground below, striking on a water pipe. It is feared that his skull is fractured. He also received a cut across the nose just below the eye.

Later William O'Connor was struck by a large cable, used for hoisting. The cable broke while in use and struck him on the head and arms. He was at once taken to his home and medical aid summoned.



From Geneva Daily Times 10 August 1910

An effort is being made by Mrs. Anna T. Sparrow of West William street to recover an amount of an insurance policy held by her upon life of her husband, Patrick Sparrow. Mrs. Sparrow has continued to pay the premiums on this policy up until the present time although her husband disappeared about ten years ago and she has reasonable grounds to believe that he died at that time.

About ten years ago Mr. Sparrow suddenly disappeared. The case was reported to the police and every effort was made to find the man but without any success attending the efforts of the searchers. After the police and others had been searching for some time the body of a man was found in the Cayuga and Seneca canal between this city and Waterloo. The body had been in the water for some time so that identification of the victim was practically impossible. It was believed here that the man found was Mr. Sparrow. This belief could not be entirely confirmed so Mrs. Sparrow went to Waterloo and had the remains exhumed. She was reasonably certain that the remains were those of her husband but could not positively make the identification. The insurance company refused to pay the claim unless the identification was positive and as a result, Mrs. Sparrow has continued to pay the premiums. Several times offers of settlements for amounts smaller than the face of the policy have been made but Mrs. Sparrow has held out. Now that ten years have passed with no report of the man, it is believed that he was the man found in the Cayuga and Seneca canal and it is stated that it is very likely that a settlement will be reached.



From Geneva Daily Times 11 August 1910

Mr. J. J. Holman,
of 79 Elm street, who until his retirement a year ago or so was known as the oldest merchant in the city, yesterday celebrated his 84th birthday. In honor of the event his daughter, Miss Jennie Holman, entertained a number of guests last evening. In addition to this entertainment, Mr. Holman was given a postal card shower by the Epworth League of the First Methodist church. Yesterday Mr. Holman received 99 postal cards and it was stated today that more were on the way as a number of the members of the society did not mail their cards until late for the delivery yesterday. Mr. Holman is still in good health and active.



From Ontario County Journal 12 August 1910

Rushville, N. Y. - 
The following young ladies, chaperoned by Mrs. William Green, are enjoying a week at the Champlin cottage, Canandaigua lake; Misses Grace Carr, Mildred Green, Margarita Green, Hazel VanAnden, Eva Davis, Alfereta Lusk, Alice Colf, Alice Eddy, Anna Schuman, Marguerite McNamara, Agnes Hogan, Maude Hogan. They were joined at the weekend by Misses Gertrude Blodgett, Florence and Frances Halley.



East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  A. E. Spitz
celebrated his 80th birthday on Friday and a large gathering was held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. J. Hill, near Victor. Mr. Spitz has been a resident of this town for more than half a century. Among the pleasant surprises connected with his birthday was the coming of his daughter, Mrs. William Sears, from Creighton, Neb.



Stanley, N. Y. - As Mrs. Charlotte Rice and daughter, Julia, were on their way to Geneva on Tuesday, their horse became frightened at some oil barrels near the Bean residence. The horse backed into a ditch, breaking a wheel and throwing the occupants out. It then continued its mad run, but was finally stopped by Alfred Harris. The boy was dragged some distance before he was able to stop the animal. Mrs. Rice and daughter were not injured, but badly frightened.



Ionia, N. Y. - The annual reunion of the Ewer family was held Aug. 4, at the home of Chas. White. There were about 50 descendants of the late Isaac Ewer present. Isaac Ewer was one of the early settlers of the town of Mendon and a preacher in the Society of Friends. The house was very prettily decorated with flowers and bunting, the color scheme being red, white and blue. Tables were arranged on the lawn and a bountiful dinner served, after which a very attractive program was rendered. The out-of-town guests were: Mrs. A. G. Walker, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Bowerman, Mary Ewer, Kathreen, Alice and Harold Paul of Honeoye Falls; Harriet Loveda, Henry Nellie, Lindley and Ruth Burger of Henrietta; Emily, Albert and Mary Powell of Naples; Mr. and Mrs. L. Quick and daughter, Marjorie of Mendon; Mr. and Mrs. C. Lytie of Lawton, Mich.; Dr. and Mrs. O. J. Hallenbeck and son, Edwin of Canandaigua; Adelia, Wallace, Harland, Marguerite, Arlo and Arline Craft, Henrietta; and John Deal and daughters of Lima.



On Sunday, Robinson D. North will quietly celebrate his 92d birthday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lydia M. Willys, Pleasant street. Mr. North is in tip-top mental and physical condition and daily enjoys riding his saddle pony, which he prefers to automobiling. He was born in Goshen, Conn., Aug. 14, 1818. His parents were Israel and Charlotte Dowd North. He is the last of five sons and one daughter. September 3, 1839, he married Ora Chatfield of Victor. They were the parents of two daughters, Mrs. L. E. Vandenberg of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Lydia M. Willys, who with their families will spend the birthday with Mr. North. Mrs. North died on Nov. 6, 1903. A large part of their lives was spent upon a farm at East Bloomfield. They removed to Canandaigua in 1880.



Robert Kane, aged about 65 years, a farmer residing in Hopewell, was crushed between his wagon, heavily loaded with manure, and the side of the Wolvin & Garton feed barn on Coach street, when his mules backed his wagon onto him yesterday morning and is now at the Memorial Hospital suffering from broken ribs, a punctured lung and possible other internal injuries. Kane was loading manure and desiring to shift the location of the wagon, shouted to his mules to "back." They backed further than he intended and he was caught between the wagon and building and terribly crushed. When the pressure was removed he was unconscious. Dr. F. A. Brockmyre, who was calling on a patient nearby, was summoned. He gave temporary treatment and Kane, apparently dying, was hurried to the Memorial Hospital. There an examination revealed injuries as above stated. Some hope is held out that Kane will recover.



From Geneva Daily Times 16 August 1910

Stanley, N. Y. -
On the invitation of Mrs. Charles Hebblethwaite, more than thirty of the Hebblethwaite family gathered at her home two miles east of here on Saturday last. This was the first gathering of the kind, and was considered a marked success. All except three families living within the state were represented. An old-fashioned picnic dinner was served "in the shade of the old apple tree." Among those present besides the immediate family were: Mr. and Mrs. W. Cairns and family of Phelps; Mrs. W. O. Fothergill of Geneva; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Robinson and Mrs. S. A. Robinson and daughter of Flint; Rev. and Mrs. R. C. Hebblethwaite and family of Middlesex; Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Marshall and son of Oaks Corners; Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Hewitt and two sons of Stanley; Miss Anna M. Hebblethwaite and Chas. W. Hebblethwaite, Jr., of Stanley; A. C. Hebblethwaite of Willard; Mr. and Mrs. James Cairns and daughter of East Rochester; Mr. and Mrs. John Cairns and two sons of Flint; Mrs. A. Ross of Stanley; Mrs. Harry Bishop of Stanley; and Harvey LaFerge, the oldest member and only survivor of the older generations. The reunion will be held next year with Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Robinson of Flint.



From Geneva Daily Times 17 August 1910

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - 
The Durkee family reunion association have elected the following officers: President, C. D. Durkee of Seneca Castle; vice-president, Miss Ellen Durkee of Seneca Castle; secretary and treasurer, Miss Ethel Combs of Sodus. On the third Wednesday in August, 1911, the next reunion will be held at the home of C. D. Durkee in Seneca Castle.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 August 1910

Mrs. Jane Henson
of 292 Castle street, celebrated her sixty-fourth birthday anniversary last evening. Music was furnished during the evening by Messrs. Harold Steer and Jesse LaBuff and a number of solos were rendered by Chauncey Beyers. Light refreshments were served. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. William Frank, Mr. and Mrs. Gorge Lindenberger, Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Beyers and daughter, Lottie; Mrs. Eva Henson, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Gaston, Mr. and Mrs. K. N. Fisher, Mrs. John Griffith, Mrs. Hazel and Stella Frank. Those present from out-of-town were: Mrs. Chas. Parker and son and daughter, William and Blanch, of Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Mary Campbell of Stanley; and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Symons of Stanley.



From Ontario County Journal 19 August 1910

The seventh annual reunion of the Woolston family was held at Clear View, the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Appleton, four miles west of Canandaigua, on Saturday. Guests to the number of 38 were present from Batavia, Bristol Center, East Bloomfield and Ionia. The lawn was prettily decorated with flags and bunting. Tables were set on the lawn and a bountiful dinner served, after which the following officers were elected: President, George Woolston, Sr.; vice-president, George Woolston, Jr.; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. Alice Silvernail. A literary program was rendered under the direction of Mrs. Myrta Appleton. An invitation from Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Crocker to meet at their home next year was accepted.



East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Leander Forsyth celebrated his 90th birthday on August 12. Among the guests were Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Eighmy of Canandaigua. The day was spent quietly. Mr. Forsyth had a large postal card shower and was well remembered with other gifts. He is in his usual health and until recently was able to attend Sunday school. He still enjoys a ride on pleasant days.



From Geneva Daily Times 24 August 1910

Phelps, N. Y. -
At the fifth annual reunion of the Goodman family recently held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Goodman, the following officers of the association were elected for the ensuing year: President, Mrs. Robert Goodman; vice-president, Miss Lizzie Goodman; secretary and treasurer, George H. Goodman; committee on sports, Mr. and Mrs. J. Goodman; committee on music, Robert Goodman. About ninety were present at the reunion.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 August 1910

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - 
At her home on Foster avenue, Mrs. Louise M. Carpenter celebrated, on Tuesday, the 85th anniversary of her birthday. During the day she received several congratulatory telegrams and many birthday postals from distant relatives and friends. In the evening, Mrs. M. M. Buck gave a family dinner party in honor of the occasion at her home on East Main street, at which time the birthday cake, with eighty-five burning candles adorned the table. Mrs. Carpenter is exceptionally strong and active, she being able to make daily calls upon friends in the different parts of the village, always walking to and from their homes.



Shortsville, N. Y. -  About 10 o'clock Wednesday night, Mrs. Walter Potter of Water street, had a narrow escape from death, as she is now lying in a critical condition. She was sitting at a sewing machine near an open window when a sudden gust of wind blew one of the curtains over the lamp by which the room was lighted. The thin curtain was at once in a blaze, and Mrs. Potter caught it, thinking to extinguish the fire. Her clothing thus caught fire, and she rushed from the house calling for help. Neighbors at once responded to Mrs. Potter's calls, and found her in a blaze rolling on the grass. With the aid of rugs the fire was extinguished, but not until the woman was terribly injured, both hands, the upper part of the legs and the abdomen being badly burned. At the time of the accident, Mrs. Potter was alone in the lower part of the house, and the only occupant of the upper part was a sleeping child.



From Geneva Daily Times 30 August 1910

Rushville, N. Y. - 
Thirty eight were present at the Scott, Hall and Ledgerwood family reunion which was held last Saturday at Electric Park. Those present were from Gorham, Stanley, Halls, Rushville, Bluff Point, Italy Hill, Prattsburg and Chicago. The following officers were elected: President, Manley Lee; vice-president, Miss Mabel Moon; secretary, Miss Minnie Scott; treasurer, Mrs. Maude Ledgerwood. The next reunion will be held the last Saturday in August at Electric Park.



From Geneva Daily Times 2 September 1910

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - 
Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Helen Knickerbocker was driving a horse hitched to a two-seated wagon down East Mill, and with her were Mrs. R. Knickerbocker of this village and the Misses Knickerbocker of New York City. When they were nearing the foot of the hill, a portion of the harness gave way, which frightened the horse, and the animal started on a mad run down Main street. The wagon swerved from one side of the street to the other until it reached the Lindner meat market, where it struck the curb, and the animal was stopped before any of the occupants were thrown out, although they were badly frightened.



Stanley, N. Y. - The fifth annual reunion of the Coston family was held Wednesday, Aug. 31st, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Coston, near Phelps, with 33 members of the family in attendance. The day was spent enjoying outdoor sports and games, winners being as follows: 100 yd dash for men,  L. C. Goodman; 100 yd dash for ladies, Mrs. F. C. Coston; 100 yd dash for children over eight, Edgar Jones; small boys foot race, Lewis Coston; potato race, Mrs. L. C. Goodman; three-legged race, Thomas Gulvin and James Coston. A pie eating contest, which caused much merriment, was won by Wm. Coston. A musical program was given in the evening, and it was decided to hold the next reunion at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gulvin. Mrs. Gulvin was elected president, Mrs. Wm. Jones, vice-president, and L. C. Goodman, committee on games and sports. A bountiful dinner and supper were served on the spacious veranda and an enjoyable time was had by all.



From Ontario County Journal 9 September 1910

The 27th annual reunion of the descendants of Nathan Herendeen, first settler of the town of Farmington, was held at the home of Arnold Bristol Hathaway at Hathaway's corners, Aug. 31. In spite of the threatening weather, between 200 and 300 persons assembled. A chicken pie dinner was served, and later in the afternoon lighter refreshments. There was a fine musical program under the direction of Mrs. Louis Herendeen. The following officers were elected: President, Charles H. Herendeen; secretary, Arthur Gatchel, Shortsville; treasurer, Carl Herendeen, Geneva. The association will meet again in August, 1911, at the home of Gideon H. Smith at Macedon.



Bristol, N. Y. - Those from Bristol who attended the Case reunion at Gage's were: Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Case and daughters, Katherine and Virginia; Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Fisher and niece, Doris Pierce; Master Ellis Case, Riley Case, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mills, son and daughter; Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Gregg, son and daughter.



From Geneva Daily Times 10 September 1910

Senius Jensen,
the janitor at Prospect Avenue School, suffered a very painful but not serious injury yesterday. Mr. Jensen was engaged in doing some work which required the services of a step ladder. The ladder in some unaccountable manner slipped thus causing Mr. Jensen to fall. In falling the janitor struck an iron bracket which cut his face very badly. Mr. Jensen struck the bracket with such force as to demolish it. After having the wound dressed, Jensen was able to return to work this morning.



From Geneva Daily Times 12 September 1910

Canandaigua, N. Y. - 
By reason of taking poison when she thought she was taking medicine for stomach trouble, the 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George M. Siglar nearly lost her life Saturday morning. The young woman remained at home while her father and mother went to Canandaigua. Soon after their departure, she decided to take some medicine that she had received from a physician for stomach trouble, and to that end dissolved five tablets in water and drank the mixture. She supposed she was taking her own medicine, but instead she took tablets from a poisonous medicine that had been given by a physician to used in a wound to guard against infection. She went on with her work, but soon began to feel much worse. A brother, Leslie, 21 years of age, happened to go to the house and found her suffering. He examined the little box in which the medicine was, and discovered that she had made a blunder in selecting the package. By use of the telephone, he got into communication with Dr. Harry C. Buell, who quickly covered the two miles from this village to the Siglar home on the west lake road. Antidotes were administered, and after some hard work, the girl was brought out of danger and will completely recover. She had taken enough to kill several persons.



From Ontario County Journal 16 September 1910

Padelford, N. Y. - Mrs. John Robbins
met with a serious accident a few days ago while canning fruit. The glass jar broke, cutting her hand across the palm and making an ugly wound. It was found necessary to take several stitches.



Kenneth Francis Lynch and Katherine Mary Caplise were baptized in St. Mary's church on Sunday.



Bristol, N. Y. -  There was quite an exciting runaway on Monday, when a colt hitched to a carriage belonging to Murray Savage got away from him and ran. Word was telephoned ahead but when the colt reached its own barn, it would have gone to its own stable had not the carriage blocked it at the door. No serious damage was done.



James Duffy, aged 53 years, a police character, attempted to murder his wife on the street here last night. He slashed her neck with a razor but was restrained before he could complete his murderous work. Duffy had some grievance against his wife, it is said. When she came out of the Davidson theatre with her daughter, he set upon her with a razor, inflicting wounds that required sewing up. The assault created a panic in the crowd leaving the theater. A physician took five stitches in the woman's neck. Officer VanOrman arrested Duffy.



From Geneva Daily Times 22 September 1910

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - 
A very painful and what might have been a serious accident occurred at the home of Mrs. James Black, south of this village, on Wednesday morning. Mrs. Black was at the head of a stairway, when she tripped and fell the length of the stairs, rendering her unconscious. A physician was summoned and upon examination he found she was suffering from a bad scalp wound and three fractured ribs. Her injuries were dressed and she was made as comfortable as possible and no serious results are expected.



From Geneva Daily Times 23 September 1910

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - 
On Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Andrew Jay Short, just north of this village, Charles M. Redfield had the misfortune to slip and fall down the stone steps in front of the dwelling and badly injured his right hip. Mr. Redfield was assisting his daughter in getting a child's carriage down the steps, when he tripped and fell backward down the steps. A physician was called and after an examination, it was found that although no bones were broken, Mr. Redfield was badly bruised and shaken up.



Clifton Springs, N. Y. -  On Wednesday, Mrs. Elizabeth Knauss celebrated her eighty-fifth birthday at her home on Withum street. During the day she held an informal reception to her friends and neighbors, and also received many congratulatory letters and postals. Mrs. Knauss is exceptionally strong and active for a person of her advanced years, and takes a great interest in all current events.



Information has just leaked out to the effect that Lyman Wheeler, a resident of Hall, attempted to commit suicide last Saturday by taking a quantity of poison which had been used for killing woodchucks. Mr. Wheeler, it is said, became despondent over family difficulties and determined to end his life. With this idea in his mind, he took a quantity of the poison and then went into the cornfield of Edward Pulver, which was nearby, and lay down. The effects of the poison was different from what Mr. Wheeler expected and when he began to suffer severely, the idea of dying left him and he hurried to the house of a neighbor where he informed the family of his condition and the reason for it. Immediate efforts to restore Mr. Wheeler were taken and after three hours work he was pronounced out of danger.



From Ontario County Journal 23 September 1910

Manchester, N. Y. - 
A very pleasant and unusual family reunion was held at the home of Charles Harrington last Friday, inasmuch as it was attended by six octogenarians. The reunion was held in honor of Mrs. Susan Slade of Medina, who last visited in Manchester 24 years ago. Mrs. Slade is the aunt of Mrs. Martha VerPlanck and Charles Harrington. The six octogenarians present were Edwin Harrington and his twin sisters, the Misses Lucinda and Lucena Harrington, Mrs. Sarah Turner, another sister, Mrs. Slade and Nathaniel Herendeen. After a bountiful dinner the guests arranged themselves on the lawn and had their pictures taken.



From Ontario County Journal 30 September 1910

Bristol, N. Y. - 
Last Friday afternoon, as Mrs. Thomas Mehan and her daughter, Nettie, were driving home from Canandaigua, they found themselves suddenly thrown from their buggy and three wheels demolished, caused by two men driving into them from the rear, and who would have left them to their fate had not Allen Simonds happened along just then. Neither was seriously hurt, although Mrs. Mehan was quite badly bruised.



From Geneva Daily Times 6 October 1910

Manchester, N. Y. - 
Twelve Manchester ladies met at the home of Mrs. Arthur Orshal Tuesday and organized the Independent Pedro Club. The following officers were elected: president, Mrs. g. M. Stembach; vice-president, Mrs. Frank Whiting; secretary, Mrs. Roy Patchen; treasurer, Mrs. Harry Shults; committee on rules, Mrs. Edwin H. Smith, Mrs. J. A. Rhodes, Mrs. Arthur Orshal, Mrs. John Potter, Mrs. William Baird, Mrs. Frank Rodney, Mrs. John Macumber.



From Geneva Daily Times 14 October 1910

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - 
While operating a drop press in the Judd & Leland factory on Wednesday, Peter Garney had the misfortune to badly injure the second finger on his right hand. He was feeding sheet tin into the press and tripped the machine before he had withdrawn his hand quite far enough, with the result that the end of his finger was so badly mangled that he was taken to a physician who amputated the end of the finger. Fortunately the remainder of his hand was not injured.



From Geneva Daily Times 15 October 1910

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - 
On Monday last, C. C. Whitney of this village had the pleasure of receiving the congratulations of a large number of relatives and friends in honor of his 91st birthday. Among his callers the oldest was Mrs. Louise M. Carpenter, who is nearing the ninety-year mark and Miss Grace Hildreth Skuse, the three-year-old daughter of John Skuse and his wife. Mr. Whitney retains his faculties remarkable well for one of his advanced years and takes a deep interest in all current events.



From Geneva Daily Times 21 October 1910

William Arnold,
a laborer employed in the erection of the cement block house for Andrew Hoffman of Herbert street, was perhaps fatally injured this afternoon when he fell from a joist on the second floor of the building into the cellar. There were several other workmen who fell at the same time when the joist gave away, but none was seriously injured. Arnold was badly hurt. Doctors Young and McCarthy were called, as was also the City Hospital ambulance. Arnold was at once removed to the hospital, where it was stated this afternoon that it was impossible to tell the full extent of his injuries, but that he was in a critical condition.



From Ontario County Journal 21 October 1910

Honeoye, N. Y. -  Albert Francis
had a narrow escape from serious injury while riding his motorcycle down the steep grade near the F. B. Allen farm. He was going at a rapid rate when his machine struck a large stone throwing Francis some distance. He escaped with a few bruises and a badly sprained shoulder.



Padelford, N. Y. -
While returning home from Canandaigua a few days ago, L. D. Herendeen and wife met with a bad accident on Intrenchment Hill. The horse took fright at an automobile, broke the bridle, which caused Mr. Herendeen to lose control. The carriage was overturned, throwing the occupants out. Mrs. Herendeen broke an arm, Mr. Herendeen a leg.



Henry C. Pratt of Scotland road, this village, while assisting the men on the Pratt farm on the Geneva turnpike on Wednesday, had a narrow escape from death when a rope carrying a swing weighing half a ton, loaded with unthreshed bean straw, broke while he was beneath it. He was standing a little to one side, and id not get the direct blow. As it was, he was rendered unconscious by a blow on the head, which slightly fractured the skull and made an ugly scalp wound. Dr. J. H. Jewett was called and after some hours restored Mr. Pratt to consciousness. Yesterday his condition was reported as favorable.



From Geneva Daily Times 24 October 1910

Shortsville, N. Y. - 
About 6 o'clock Saturday night, Daniel Aplalim, a Hungarian resident of Manchester, 22 years of age, who was employed in the Lehigh Valley yards at Manchester, was run over by a train and badly hurt. One of his legs was cut off, and the other so badly crushed that it is believed amputation will be necessary. He was taken to a Canandaigua hospital.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 October 1910

Manchester, N. Y. - Clarence Almandorf,
who is employed in the vinegar department connected with the large evaporator operated by the Manchester Produce Company, narrowly escaped instant death yesterday. While working around the large grater which reduces the apples to a pulp, he stepped upon the machine to adjust some of the gearing and as it was wet with juice, his foot slipped and the jaws of the cylinder quickly drew the member in nearly to the knee, before the machine could be stopped. It is considered as remarkable that he was not instantly killed. Almandorf is about 30 years of age, unmarried, and has been a resident of this village about five months.



From Geneva Daily Times 28 October 1910

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - 
As the result of a horse becoming frightened at a motor cycle late on Monday afternoon, north of this village, Frank Wunderlin is suffering from a broken collar bone, and Mrs. Wunderlin was badly shaken up. The accident happened in front of the Wunderlin home, about two miles north of this place. Mr. and Mrs. Wunderlin had just driven home from this village and had stopped in front of their residence to talk a minute with a passerby. They were seated in the carriage when the horse became frightened at a motorcycle, which was approaching, ridden by Hiram W. Tiffany of this village. The horse made a quick turn into the yard, which threw the wagon over on its side, and threw the occupants out on the ground. Mr. Wunderlin struck with such force as to break his collar bone on the right side; while Mrs. Wunderlin was badly shaken up, but was not seriously injured. A physician reduced the fracture for Mr. Wunderlin, and he is now as comfortable as could be expected. After throwing the occupants out, the horse ran to the barn and stopped. The carriage was somewhat damaged.



Miss Anna Claffey gave a shower last evening in honor of Mrs. Veronica E. Keheer, whose marriage to Robert LaRosa of Rochester, formerly of this city, is to take place in the near future. The house was tastefully decorated, the color scheme being yellow and white. Among those present were Mrs. Frank Boman, the Misses Mayme Madden, Eva O'Connor, Josephine Murphy, Louise Hennessey, Katherine Reagan, Minnie and Carrie Coddington, Mary Barron, Nellie Guinan, Mayme Welsh, Anna Kehr, Nellie and Katherine Mulcahy, Mary Boisvert and Mayme McCormack.



From Geneva Daily Times 31 October 1910

Phelps, N. Y. - Aleck Alberts,
an employee at the Eagle street sauerkraut factory, had his left thumb almost torn from the socket and the corresponding digit on the right hand badly mangled as the result of an accident at the kraut works Saturday afternoon. Alberts, whose work had been that of wheeling kraut from the vats to the canning table, claims that while standing on a platform built over the table, he slipped and to save himself from falling, he grasped a loose belt that hung over a shaft. Instantly, he says, his hand was drawn into the shafting and was released only when the thumb had been shattered, leaving nothing but a small splinter of bone scarcely larger than a match. In his effort to avoid further injury, the right thumb became wedged and painfully bruised. Drs. W. A. and H. J. Q. Howe, to whom Alberts was taken for treatment, found it necessary to amputate what remained of the left hand thumb.



From Ontario County Journal 4 November 1910

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
An accident very much out of the ordinary occurred on Monday afternoon. Ira Duffy with his traction engine was entering the driveway at the residence of George Burrell, in front of which passed the main pipe that carries the gas from the Bristol well to the regulator in this village. The pipe, allowing the gas to escape, thus became ignited by the fire and immediately Mr. Duffy was enveloped in flames. Before the fire was extinguished, he was badly burned about the hands and face. Dr. S. R. Wheeler dressed his burns and made him as comfortable as possible.



From Geneva Daily Times 5 November 1910

Mrs. John Connolly
of No. 43 John street slipped and fell this morning in front of the grocery store of William Smith on John street, and in putting out her left arm to break the force of the fall, she received a compound fracture of her arm just above the wrist. There was a little patch of soft mud in front of the store and it is believed that her foot slipped on this mud, causing her a fall. Doctors G. B. Young and A. J. Knickerbocker were called and reduced the fracture.



From Geneva Daily Times 7 November 1910

Canandaigua, N. Y. -
Another automobile accident, which nearly resulted seriously for at least one of the principals, occurred here Saturday night when a touring car driven by Edwin Hallenbeck ran into a lumber wagon belonging to William Lincoln, a resident of the Geneva turnpike, three miles east of this village. The wagon with a team attached was standing near the west curb on South Main street, and the men with the rig were engaged in putting a barrel into the cellar of Laroy Benham. The machine is alleged to have been without lights, and it dashed into the rear of the wagon at a fair speed, it is said. The impact caused the team to start to run, but Officer Joseph Cougevan, who happened to be in the vicinity, stopped the animals. The machine was stopped so suddenly that Dr. Clive Hallenbeck, who was riding with his brother, was thrown against the glass front sufficiently hard to break it. He suffered some cuts on the head from which he bled considerably. The lumber wagon was somewhat damaged by the collision but the team was unhurt. The automobile driver could not see the wagon, it is said, on account of the light of an advancing trolley car, which shone in his eyes.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 November 1910

Manchester, N. Y. - 
Among the many curious inscriptions to be found on tombstones that mark the last resting places of some of the early pioneers of this locality, there is one of the most unique in what is known as the old Greenhouse Cemetery on a tombstone erected in the year 1814 to the memory of Timothy Ryan. Timothy Ryan, one of the early pioneers, located in the southwest portion of the town of Manchester, on what is known as lot No. 23, which is now owned by the heirs of J. H. Latting. Mr. Ryan made the final payment and received a deed of this property in 1808, and after that time he gave up a portion of his time to the raising of bees. On May 12, 1814, he was attacked by his bees and stung to death. The following epitaph appears on his tombstone:

A thousand ways cut short our days,
None are exempt from death.
A honey bee, by stinging me,
Did stop my mortal breath.
This grave contains the last remains
Of my poor house of clay.
My soul is gone, not to return,
To one eternal day.



From Ontario County Journal 11 November 1910

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Mrs. Hiram Steele
celebrated her 98th birthday on Nov. 3, and is the oldest person in this town. Mrs. Steele came to Bloomfield as Miss Harriet Hayden of Waterbury, Conn., Dec. 10, 1847, and was married to Morris Newton May 29, 1848. Mr. Newton died in 1875. She was afterward married to Hiram Steele on June 5, 1879. Mr. Steele died Feb. 13, 1904. Mrs. Steele was born in Haydenville, Mass., Nov. 3, 1812, and has lived in her present home 62 years. Mrs. Steele enjoys quite good health and received callers during the day. She seemed very happy to meet her friends and neighbors.

John FitzMorris, Sr., another aged resident of this town, reaching his 91st birthday on Nov. 2. He was born in County Cork, Ireland, and came to this place about 70 years ago. He married Miss Bridget Farrell at about 25 years of age and ten years later, after her death, was married to Eliza J. Flannigan. He now lives at the old homestead with his son, Thomas, and is a well-preserved man. He drove from his home on Wednesday to the village and cared for his own horse.



Canadice, N. Y. - Maxie Proxley, aged 20 years, was badly hurt last week by stepping into the back cylinder of Huff's bean thresher. One leg was drawn in nearly to the knee. He was brought to the home of Mr. Huff and on Sunday Dr. Becker of Rochester operated on him. His condition at this time is very critical. The poor fellow has no relatives in this country and the community deeply sympathize with him in his unfortunate condition.



From Geneva Daily Times 17 November 1910

Canandaigua, N. Y. -  Fred Gunnison
of 32 West Gibson street, was perhaps fatally injured yesterday afternoon when an automobile which he was driving skidded on the slippery pavement near the "Y" at Phelps street and crashed into a Rochester & Eastern car. Gunnison was crushed between the steering wheel and the seat and received internal injuries, which may cause his death. He was taken to his home by Dr. F. P. Brockmyre who was called. Gunnison was driving a rebuilt car he had just taken from the Semans Garage and was being instructed in the method of operating the machine by George Foster. a chauffeur from the garage. The car was proceeding north on the east side of Main street about parallel with a "dinky," also northbound. The trolley car stopped at the Phelps street switch to await the turning down Phelps street of an interurban car. Gunnison evidently planned to cross the street in front of the "dinky." The pavement was wet and the car, instead of going diagonally across, skidded toward the east curbing and then back to the center of the street, crashing almost head on into the oncoming car. The motorman had control of his car, but could not bring it to a stop until the auto had been pushed a distance of 15 or 20 feet. Foster jumped just before the collision but Gunnison was caught between the seat and the heavy steering wheel. The machine crashed into the car with such force that it required the strength of several men to pull the wreckage from the front of the car. The trolley car was in charge of Motorman Frank Tesch and Conductor Wells Martin.



From Geneva Daily Times 18 November 1910

Manchester, N. Y. -  Lyman Rice,
75 years of age, who resides one mile east of Manchester, narrowly escaped death on the Lehigh Valley Railroad tracks where they cross Main street, yesterday afternoon at 5:50 o'clock. His horse was killed instantly, but Mr. Rice, although badly shaken up, is alive to tell the story. He had been to Shortsville and was returning to Manchester to go to the evaporator of the Manchester Produce Company to take his daughter home at 6 o'clock, and drove on the Lehigh tracks just as the fast passenger train known as No. 1 came along. The horse was struck in the side; the shafts cut from the buggy and the old man was hurled in the air. He was badly shaken and bruised and at present it is impossible to tell how badly he is injured. The question that is the hardest to solve is how he managed to get on the tracks before the "flyer" as it is stated by railroad men that the gates were down before the train came in sight of the station.



From Ontario County Journal 18 November 1910

Naples, N. Y. - John Peck,
a venerable citizen, will celebrate tomorrow his 91st birthday, and his daughter, Mrs. T. J. Clement, with whom he makes his home, invites all his friends to call upon him.



From Geneva Daily Times 25 November 1910

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -  Jewell M. Burgdorf
met with a very painful accident while going down the cellar stairs at his home in this village one day the fore part of the week. He lost his footing, and fell, and, in an endeavor to save himself, he put out one hand which was thrown against the stone way of the cellar in such a manner as to badly tear the flesh on the back of the hand and on his fingers. His wounds were dressed by a physician but he will not be able to use his hand for some days.



Mr. and Mrs. George W. Crittenden of Carter road, near Oaks Corners, entertained their brothers and sisters at dinner Monday, November 21st, that date being the eightieth birthday anniversary of Mr. Crittenden, who was born on what is now known as the "Count Farm," then the homestead of his father, Israel L. Crittenden, in 1830. A few nephews and nieces also called to offer congratulations. The elder daughter, Mrs. Elmer Plattman, with Miss Louise Plattman, the only grandchild, was present and the younger daughter, Miss Mary Crittenden of Clear Lake, Iowa, and Miss Alice Armstrong served the birthday feast. The invitations were given without Mr. Crittenden's knowledge and he was genuinely surprised, having hardly realized that it was his birthday until his relatives appeared. D. B. Wright of Geneva, Mrs. R. C. Boyd, Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Armstrong and Mr. John Armstrong of Oaks Corners, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bruzee of Billsborough, with Mrs. and Miss Plattman of Bellona, were the dinner guests.



From Geneva Daily Times 29 November 1910

Frederick Emmett
, of 246 Castle street, met with a painful accident on Saturday while out on a cross-country tramp with a number of his young associates. In connection with the trip, they climbed some trees and young Emmett fell, fracturing his right wrist. Dr. W. W. Hopkins was called and reduced the fracture.



From Geneva Daily Times 1 December 1910

Rushville, N. Y. - Mr. and Mrs. A. Fisher
and Mr. and Mrs. Charles James spent Thanksgiving Day with their son and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph James of Newark, N. Y.



From Geneva Daily Times 7 December 1910

Considerable excitement was caused on Seneca street at 11 o'clock this morning by the running away of a horse which was attached to one of the delivery wagons of the United States Express Company. The horse, which was in charge of driver, David Walters, became frightened at an automobile in front of the Schnirel building. In its fright, it gave a leap and one of its hind legs became entangled with the thills. It dashed down the street and in front of J. W. Smith's dry goods store, it became unmanageable. At this point the horse took to the north sidewalk of the street and Walters jumped out of the wagon in front of Dennison's shoe store, the top of the wagon struck the awning, tearing it from the building. People scattered in every direction and when the animal reached the corner, one of the wheels struck the stone steps of the Geneva National bank. This threw the horse off its feet and it slid across the sidewalk to the pavement in Exchange street. Here the horse was caught before it was able to regain its feet. When the horse was coming down Seneca street, a woman and a small child were crossing the street. She grabbed up her child and ran toward the sidewalk. She stumbled over the curb, falling to the sidewalk with the baby in her arms. The woman escaped injury, and the child was not hurt except for a slight cut on its lip.



From Geneva Daily Times 12 December 1910

Canandaigua, N. Y. - In doing that old, old stunt of throwing kerosene on fire, Mrs. Bryon Maxson, of Perry Place, this village, wife of motorman on the Rochester & Eastern Railroad, was seriously burned about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Dr. George W. McClellan, who was called, is of the opinion that the woman's injuries are not fatal, and that she shut her eyes in time to prevent permanent harm to them. Mrs. Maxson was trying to start the fire in the furnace, and she threw in oil, not thinking that there might be fire in the stove. She learned that there was when the oil ignited and the flames shot out into her face. The hair on the front part of her face was burned off, her eyebrows were likewise removed, her eye lids were burned and her face in general and hands and arms were blistered by the fire.



From Geneva Daily Times 22 December 1910

Shortsville, N. Y. -
Parlor Village Rebekah Lodge, I. O. O. F., has elected the following officers for the coming year:

Past noble grand - Mrs. Sarah Buck
Noble grand - Mrs. Gertrude Bentley
Vice grand - Mrs. Hattie Howe
Recording secy. - Mrs. Mattie Wilson
Financial secy. - Mrs. Cora Ballard
Treasurer - Mrs. Lizzie Record
Trustee - Clinton L. Ballard



From Ontario County Journal 30 December 1910

Naples, N. Y. -
The Onnawahna Chapter, Rebekah Lodge, has elected officers: W. G., Mrs. Clara Hotchkiss; V. G., Mrs. Katherine Charlton; financial secretary, Mrs. Hermione Seamans; recording secretary, Miss Elizabeth Eichberger; treasurer, Mrs. Catherine Turn; trustee for three years, Mrs. Estelle Morey.



Stanley, N. Y. - Mrs. Charles Nelson
sustained a broken leg on Saturday night while on her way from her home on the Aaron Rippey farm to attend the Christmas exercises at the Methodist church. Mrs. Nelson had been troubled with her leg for some years and it seemed to her that it simply gave out as she neither slipped nor stumbled. A passing rig discovered her plight and she was assisted to her home. Dr. C. Willard Selover was called and found the bone broken between the knee and ankle.



Bristol, N. Y. -  Mrs. Lucina Case, who celebrated her 78th birthday on Tuesday, received not a shower but a deluge of post cards.



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