The Livonia Gazette Friday, August 20,1926
Fire Destroys Barn and Contents
The reflection which a good many people round about Livonia saw
on the sky Sunday night was caused by the fire which destroyed the barn
of the George Tyler farm in North Bloomfield. With the barn
were some 1,500 bushels of last year's oats, this year's wheat crop,
several tons of hay, a horse, a heifer and four calves. A silo
was also destroyed and a hay
loader and farm tools damaged. Little insurance is said to have been
It is thought spontaneous combustion caused the fire.
Patterson Family Reunion
Descendants of Alexander and Eliza Patterson will hold a
on Saturday, Aug. 28, at the home of Mrs. Mary Bennett of North
Bald Hill Locals
Charles Blair of Richmond visited Wilford Willis
Mr. Donald McKay spent Saturday night and Sunday with his mother
Miss Ada Wells is spending the week at Honeoye Falls at the home
of her brother, Lloyd.
Miss Adelle Marshall is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. William Marshall of Rochester this week.
Mr. and Mrs. George Marshall and daughter, Adelle,
visited at Elmer Canfield's in Rochester Sunday.
The Wells, Hoppough and Marshall families attended the grange
picnic at Hemlock park Tuesday afternoon.
Miss Hattie Hickock and her niece and husband of Grass Lake,
Mich., called at E. E. Coykendall's and A.S. Down's
Mr. and Mrs. Edson Sleight and children of Dennison Corners and Maxwell
Glover and Fred House of Geneseo were Monday callers at Burdette
Bald Hill, Aug. 19.
West Richmond Locals
Mrs. Lewis Rowley spent Tuesday with Mrs. Millie Day in
Henry Dantz spent Sunday with his sister, Mrs. George Swingel.
Mr. and Mrs. John Crane of Webster called at T.W. White's
Charlotte Cuatt of Rochester spend the week-end with Mrs.
Lewis Smith and family are entertaining friends from Canaseraga.
Belmont Swingel, who has been suffering with quinzy, is able to
be at his work again.
Mr. and Mrs. George Flood have been spending a few days at Alva
and Dudley Reed's.
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Johnson and daughter, Mrs. Burbank,
of Lockport visited at Lewis Rowley's Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Haak and children, Donald, Nellie and Ethel,
were guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Johnson.
Gerald, Geraldine and Lucinia Johnson, who had their tonsils
removed at Dr. Trott's office Sunday, are doing nicely.
Donald Strumbo's dog, Cubbie, was killed last Friday by an auto.
We are sorry for Donald, as he and Cubbie were great friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Greenman, who were guests of the former's
sister, Mrs. Nelson Johnson, at Lockport, have returned home.
Mr. and Mrs. George Flood of Boston attended the Flood reunion
Saturday and spent Saturday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John
Scott Morrell and family and Philip Rowley and family
were entertained Sunday by Mr. and Mrs. Albert Jameson at their
cottage on Conesus Lake.
Miss Margaret Somerville and her friend, Mr. Walker, and
Mr. and Mrs. John Somerville of Geneseo spent Sunday with their
and Mrs. Edward Somerville.
West Richmond, Aug. 19
Allen's Hill Locals
Philenzo Bliss of Shortville, is a guest of his cousin, Harlan
L.A. Mitchell of Fairport was a recent business visitor on the
A flower carnival will be held in the church Wednesday evening, Sept.
Miss Helen Brown of Rochester spent last week with Mrs. F.L.
Miss Marie Brown of Canandaigua is a guest of her aunt, Mrs.
O. J. Simpson.
Miss Nellie Garlinghouse is visiting her sister, Mrs.
Ward, in Livonia.
Mrs. E.G. Briggs spent a part of last week with her sister, Mrs.
Chas. Ward, in Livonia.
Miss Louise Fisher is spending a few days with her cousin, Miss
Jane Fisher, in Canandaigua.
The Patterson reunion will be held Wednesday, August 25th, at
Cottage City, Canandaigua Lake.
Mrs. Frank Bacon, while standing on a chair, recently, fell in
such a way as to crack two ribs.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Holmes and sons, George and Vincent
of Castile were guests of relatives here Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Tellier and the former's father and brother
of Naples were guests Sunday of Mrs. Jennie Abbey.
Mr. Cole, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mason and Miss Napier of
Richmond Center were callers at G. E. Patterson's Sunday.
Mrs. Minnie Ogden and Mrs. Helen Ogden are the committee
to furnish flowers for the M.E. church Sunday mornings during September.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pemmerening and the latter's mother, Mrs.
Nettie Pierpont of Rochester were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Will
Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Patterson and sons, William and Myron,
of Palisade Park, N.J., are visiting the former's mother, Mrs. Gertrude
Patterson, and son, Wayne.
Mrs. Ruth Wiggins and son, Theodore, and daughter, Ellen,
with her guests, Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Lillye of Angelica, attended
services in the M.E. church Sunday morning.
Miss Thelma Bell was a guest of Miss Ruth Huff of
early last week. Thelma attended the Congregational Sunday school
held on Wednesday at Hemlock lake, with Miss Huff.
Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Green, son, Myron and daughter, Dorothy,
Miss Helen Brown, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Green, Mr. and Mrs. F.M.
Gell, Thelma and Jean and Miss Esther Francis,
enjoyed a picnic dinner on the west side of Honeoye lake at the Miller's
Thirty-seven descendants of Frew and Jane Hays held the first
reunion at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Babbitt on
Saturday, August 14. After dinner a business meeting was held, at which
the society organized and
elected these officers: President, William Hays of Bristol;
secretary and treasurer, Harold Fletcher of Canandaigua.
Allen's Hill, Aug. 19.
South Livonia Locals
*** Mr. and Mrs. Charles Niver spent the week-end at Ontario
Center with their cousin, Mrs. Ethel Steele.
Mrs. Perlie Priot and mother, Mrs. John West, attended
the Doolittle reunion at Claude Doolittle's in Canadice
Roy Swan and family spent Sunday at Loon Lake.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Roblin spent Sunday in Naples.
Mrs. Harriet Seward is visiting her son, Carl, in
Mrs. Roberts of Wayland was a week-end guest of Marion
Lemon Mastin and wife visited in Canaseraga last Saturday and
Elizabeth Wright, who has been nursing in Springwater, has
returned to her home here.
Reed Becker and sons, Carl and Harland, of East
Bloomfield, were at Jay Becker's last Sunday.
The Ladies' Aid Society will have a picnic at Canadice lake at Peter
Moose's, Saturday, August. 21.
Mrs. Esther Becker and her husband visited Mrs. Becker's mother
at Hemlock last Sunday.
W.H. Preston and family were at Hornell last Saturday to see
their niece, who is ill in a hospital there.
Miss Grace Allen, who has been spending some time at Martin Ross',
has returned to her home in Corning.
Mr. Hagarry and family of Rochester and Harrison Becker
and family of Hemlock were at R.R. Crooks' last Sunday.
The Rev. Mr. Olmsted and wife of Niagara, who are camping at
Canadice lake, attended church services here last Sunday.
Harland Hayward and wife and George Affolter and wife
attended the wedding of Miss Erma Darron at East Rush a week
Leslie Paine's mother and sister came last week. Mrs. Paine
remained for a visit of some length, while Miss Paine returned the next
Notwithstanding the inclement weather about 60 from Syracuse, Honeoye,
Naples, Allen's HIll, Dansville, Hemlock, Conesus, Rochester and
Canadice gathered at Claude Doolittle's for the seventh annual
Doolittle reunion. The usual picnic dinner was served in the large
home, following which the regular business meeting was held. The
following officers were elected: President, Mrs. Aleen Stevens,
vice-president, Mrs. Bessie Caskey; secretary and treasurer, Miss
Elsie Doolittle; historian, Miss Emma J. Winch. The
historian reported one death and four births in the past year. The
youngest person present was little Miss Ernestine H. Parsons of
Rochester. She was two months old today.
Canadice, Aug. 19.
Henry Clark is visiting relatives at Corning.
Mrs. Seth Wiard was a guest of friends in Avon this week. [Note:
Wiard is how it's spelled.]
Mr. and Mrs. F.H. Huff attended the Caledonia Fair Thursday.
C.C. Eldridge attended a Maytag dealers' convention in Buffalo
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Woodard attended a family reunion at
Mr. and Mrs. R. Woolover of Herkimer are visiting Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Hannant.
Mrs. Eliza Savage of Holcomb is caring for Mrs. Arthur Treble
and infant daughter.
Mrs. Idelle Brown was a recent guest of her son, Edward,
and family, at Canandaigua.
Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Eldridge and daughter, Bessie, spent
two days at Niagara Falls recently.
John Boyd moved the household goods of Dr. Tait to their
new home in his truck last week.
Donald Pingrey of Alfred was a recent guest of his uncle and
aunt, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Hicks.
Mr. and Mrs. Burdette Doolittle of Baldwinsville were recent
guests of the former's brother, Adelbert, and wife.
Mrs. Joseph Mallaber and sons, Paul and Glenn, are
spending the week at Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Barrett's in Brockport.
Miss Bessie Eldridge, who has been teaching library work in the
summer school at Syracuse University, returned home last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lewis and two sons of Adrian, Mich., spent
a few days at the home of their cousins, Mr. and Mrs. J.B.
P.A. Short and son, the Rev. John Short, who have been
spending a few weeks at the old home here, returned to their home at
Mr. and Mrs. William Allison and daughter Mary of
Canandaigua were callers at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Plimpton
Mr. and Mrs. DeGolyer, who have been visiting their daughter, Mrs.
Solon Barnard and family, returned to their home at Gloversville
The Rev. and Mrs. M.R. Hartley and family left Monday morning
for Niagara Falls, Canada, called there by the illness of Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. T.S. Stevens and Adelbert and Burdette Doolittle
attended the Doolittle reunion at the home of Claude Doolittle
at Canadice Saturday.
Dr. Trott performed a successful tonsil operation at his home at
Hemlock Friday morning on Leonard Hamilton, son of Mr. and
Hamilton. Miss Lucia Smith is caring for him.
The Boy Scouts and their scout master, Earl Woodard, and
assistants, Herman Wood and Charles Blackmer, held a meeting in
the basement of the Congregational Church Wednesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Gray Warrington and family of Dansville and G.E.
Daniels of South Livonia were callers at the homes of Mr. and
Mrs. C.E. Plimpton and Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Fox, Sunday afternoon.
The members of the Junior C.E. Society sang in the choir at the morning
service in the Congregational Church Sunday with Miss Eleanor Treble,
who trained the Juniors, at the piano.
Miss Jennie Murphy and Mrs. Blethen, who have been spending
several weeks with relatives here and in Bristol, returned Monday to
their respective homes in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
The Sunday School class, of which Mrs. M.R. Hartley is teacher,
elected the following officers Sunday: President, Mrs. George
Affolter; vice-president, Mrs. Roy Bentley; secretary
and treasurer, Mrs. C. Mason; chairman of committee to visit
the sick, Mrs. J.M. Huff.
Mrs. Walter Hamilton entertained the Over-the-Top Sunday School
class, of which her son is a member, and Mrs. Morey Ashley,
teacher, on Thursday afternoon, as a surprise on the 11th birthday of
her son, Donald, at their home on the east side of Honeoye Lake. After
playing games a boat ride on the lake was enjoyed. Mrs. Hamilton served
a fine supper.
Supervisor T.S. Stevens attended a highway meeting at Buffalo.
Wednesday the annual picnic of the Congregational church and Sunday
School class was held at McPherson Point, Conesus Lake, with more than
100 in attendance. McPherson Point is an ideal place for a picnic and
the day was perfect. A bountiful dinner, for which Honeoye people are
noted, was served at 1 o'clock, to which all did justice. After dinner
all who desired to go enjoyed a steamboat ride around the lake, a treat
from Mr. John Buron. We had as guests at the picnic the Rev.
and Mrs. Burns, Miss Elizabeth Burns of Toledo, Ohio, and Mr.
and Mrs. H. H. Jerome of Livonia.
The marriage of Pauline Cochran, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
James Cochran of Honeoye, and Norris Clement, son of Mr.
and Mrs. M.E. Clement of Honeoye, took place at Livonia Thursday
morning, August 12. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. G.T. McColl.
The bride was gowned in embroidered midnight georgette over radium
silk, with contrasting hat of
mauve velour. The wedding dinner was served at Spring Brook Inn,
Caledonia. The bridal couple left for a motor trip to the Adirondacks
and other points east, after which they will reside in Honeoye, where
the groom is engaged in business. The attendants were Mr. and Mrs.
Earl Bacon of Lima.
Honeoye, Aug. 19.
Back in the Files
August 17, 1906
Cora, the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Struble
of Canadice died Monday night after a sickness of nearly three years.
August 18, 1911
Will Proctor's house at Hemlock burned Monday night.
Miss Marjorie Deal of Allen's Hill and Walter F. Lilly
Angelica were married last week Wednesday.
Maurice Olmstead of Allen's Hill and Miss Marguerite Ribbey
of Seneca Falls were married Wednesday at 6 p.m. [Note: surname is
Friends of Alva S. Reed and family of Richmond are rejoicing
over the great improvement in the condition of their son, Raymond.
August 18, 1916
Clifford Hubbard of Naples and Miss Alice Stilman of
Milwaukee were married at the home of the bride recently.
The building known as the Woodruff block, on the west side of Main
street, Hemlock, was entirely destroyed last Saturday night by one of
the worst fires in the history of the place.
Yates County Chronicle Wednesday, July 28, 1922
A very pretty wedding took place Saturday afternoon, June 24th, at four
o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Black, of Hall, when their
Harriett Ansley, was united in marriage to Walter Mitchell
son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Robson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Robson,
Hall. The ceremony was performed by Dr. A. B. Temple, pastor of the
Presbyterian church. The bridal party entered to the strains of
wedding march, played by Mrs. G. Willard Legerwood, and stopped beneath
arch of asparagus and ferns, pink rambler roses and larkspur.
The bride was lovely in a gown of white satin crepe with pearl
trimmings. Her veil was caught with a bandeau of orange blossoms and
she carried a shower bouquet of white roses and white sweet peas. Her
only ornament was a string of pearls. She was attended by her sister,
Miss Mary Black, who was gowned in blue organdie and carried a bouquet
of pink rambler roses and blue larkspur. Little Betty Hoose acted as
flower girl. She wore pink organdy and carried a basket of pink roses
and larkspur. The ring was carried by Master James Hoose Jr. The groom
was attended by his cousin, Joseph Robson, of Rochester.
Supper was served to about 70 guests, covers being laid for twelve at
the bride's table. The color scheme of pink and blue was carried out
throughout the house. Mr. and Mrs. Robson left for a trip by motor
through the Adirondacks, after which they will be at home near Hall.
Prenuptial events were a lawn party given by Miss Nettie McLane, Mrs.
Howard Turnbull and Mrs. Willard Legerwood
at the home of the latter and a variety shower given by Mrs. J. A.
and Mrs. J. W. Robson, and a kitchen shower given by Mrs. H. S. Taylor,
Geneva. [Article on p. 8. This is the Robson Seeds Company family.]
[Transcriber's Note: these b.m.d. records have Yates County, NY
locations, but were typed up by the anonymous contributor to be made
permanently available to online researchers. All are short notices, all
on p. 4.]
REED - To Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Reed, of Penn Yan, June 22, 1922,
JACOBSEN - To Mr. and Mrs. Sorney Jacobsen, of Benton, June 22,
1922, a son (name omitted for privacy). Mrs. Jacobsen was formerly Miss
Mary Hudson of Penn Yan.
BUSH-KELLOGG - In Penn Yan, June 21, 1922, Warner E. Bush and
Miss Mildred Gertrude Kellogg.
SHORT-THOMAS - In Torrey, June 21, 1922, Henry Short, of Penn
Yan, and Miss Helen Thomas, of Torrey.
FULLERTON-GENTRY - In Rochester, June 24, 1922, Geo. R.
Fullerton, of Penn Yan, and Miss Ruth B. Gentry, of Rochester.
SHERWOOD - In Starkey, June 24, 1922, Edward W. Sherwood,
aged 60 years.
NORTHRUP - In Rushville, June 15, 1922, Oscar F. Northrup, aged
MORGAN - In Penn Yan, June 26, 1922, Mrs. Henry W. Morgan, aged
HUNTER - In Jerusalem, June 23, 1922, Mrs. Belle Hunter, aged 86
From "News of the County." [p. 5]
Mr. and Mrs. Howard L. Sprague of Hall, entertained at their
home Sunday, June 25th, in honor of her mother, Mrs. E. Decker, and
cousin, Mr. Chambers, whose birthdays occurred a few days previous. The
table was tastily decorated with pink roses, and a delicious dinner was
served. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Decker, of Benton; Mr. and
Mrs. Wilson Chambers and Mr. and Mrs. John R. Sprague, of Penn
Yan; Mr. and Mrs. John Tomion of Bellona, and Mrs. F. L. Stone, of Milo.
James Casterline slipped on a banana peel and fell downstairs to the
basement one day last week while at his work at the Elmwood Theatre. An
X-Ray showed the bone in one wrist was split.
Chronicle Express Thursday, August 15, 1957 (Yates County)
[Transcriber's Note: only Ontario County, NY death records were typed
PIERSON - In Geneva, Aug. 1, 1957, Mrs. Frances Pierson, 70, of
Hall. (p. 3)
WILKINSON - In Reed Corners, Aug. 12, 1957, Henry Wilkinson, 59.
Listed under "Scene and Heard in Gorham." (p. 6)
Mrs. Mildred Phillips McLane, widow of the late Frank W.
McLane, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 1957 in Ypsilanti, Mich. She is
survived by two daughters, Mrs. George Stafford of Urbana, Ill., and
Mrs. E. G. Pierce of Pontiac, Mich.; also one son, several
grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. John Cleland of Gorham,
who with Mr. Cleland left on Sunday for the funeral and burial service
Transcribed and donated by Martha Perry Magill. Thank you, Martha.
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