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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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