Marriage Notices

From Geneva Courier 12 February 1879


The notice of the wedding yesterday of Dr. E. P. Banning jr., and Miss Carina B. Carpenter, only daughter of the late Dr. Carpenter of Geneva, appears elsewhere.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. Rankine, rector of St. Peter's church, in the presence of a few relatives and friends.  Mrs. E. P. Banning, Sr. and Miss C. L. Banning of New York, the mother and sister of the groom, were among those in attendance.  The Dr. and bride left for Bradford, Pa., in the afternoon and from there will go to New York and spend some time in pleasure travel.  Dr. Banning has made many friends during his stay here, and he and his wife have the best wishes of all who know them for their future happiness and prosperity.  The doctor is the fortunate possessor of all that can make this life happy, and his wife is eminently fitted, by education and talent, to adorn society and render the home attractive and delightful.

Penn Yan Democrat 14 December 1917


Lieutenant Ralph Collin Becker, formerly of Benton, and Miss Carrie Langsworth, were married at the bride's home in Bloomfield NY, December 8, 1917.  Lieutenant Becker has been assigned to Camp Gorden.

From Geneva Courier 18 April 1883


Notice of the wedding of Judge Wm. S. Briggs of Penn Yan, to Mrs. Adelaide L. Post, of Geneva, was published last week.  The many friends of the parties in Ontario and Yates extend their sincere congratulations.

From Geneva Courier 17 October 1903


One of the prettiest weddings of the fall season took place at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday at St. Francis de Sales church, when Miss Margaret Handlan became the bride of Andrew Bulger.  The party entered the church to the strains of Lohengrin wedding march played by Professor Dousek and were escorted to the altar rail by the ushers, John Steadman, Andrew Deviney, and William Carrigan, where they were met by the Rev. S. V. McPadden, who performed the marriage ceremony.

The bride was handsomely gowned in gray etamine over pink silk with a hat to match.  She carried bride roses.  Miss Mary Handlan, a sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid.  She work ecru lace over blue silk with hat to match and carried white carnations.  The groom was attended by John Barron as best man.  Following the wedding ceremony a wedding reception was held at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Julia Handlan, in Washington street.  After an extended wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Bulger will make their home in this city.

From Geneva Courier 15 October 1879


Wedding at Trinity Church
- A good congregation gathered at Trinity church at half past eleven o'clock this morning, to witness the wedding of Miss Martha Jane Dennison, daughter of Hugh Dennison, Esq., and Mr. William A. Burdett, of New York.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Robert E. Dennison, of Philadelphia, brother of the bride, and brother-in-law of the groom, assisted by Rev. H. W. Nelson, rector of Trinity church, and Rev. Dr. Van Rensselaer.  The organ was finely played by Prof. Cramer.  The bride wore a traveling dress, and looked charming.  A reception and dinner took place at the family residence on Washington street after the ceremony.  The happy couple left for New York on the 5:20 train.  They have many good wishes for future happiness.

From Geneva Courier 26 April 1882


A PLEASANT WEDDING - A very pleasant wedding occurred at the residence of the late Lewis Peck, in the town of Phelps, on Thursday last, April 20.  The persons most directly interested were Mr. Charles Cheney, of Newark, N. J., formerly of Geneva, and Miss Cora Peck, daughter of Lewis Peck.  Both are well known in Geneva and surrounding towns, and had a general gathering of their friends taken place, the large house would have been filled.  But no invitations were issued, and only a small party of relatives and friends were present.  The ceremony took place at 2 P. M., Rev. R. Cheney, of N. J., the father of the groom, officiating, assisted by Rev. L. Bailey, pastor of the Baptist Church at Phelps.  An elegant dinner was then served, and the happy couple left on the 4:30 train for a trip to the east, expecting to reach their home to-day (Wednesday).  The many who know and esteem them both wish them more than the usual amount of happiness.  For the present, they will board, their address in Newark being corner Broad and Central Avenue, where, no doubt, they will be glad to see their Geneva and Phelps friends when in the city.

From Geneva Gazette 8 April 1818


In Gorham, Mr. Horace Clark to Miss Parmelia Miles, all of Gorham.

Submitted by Kerry Patrick

From Geneva Courier 28 November 1883


The marriage of Mrs. Alice L. Freeman, formerly of Canandaigua, but lately of Geneva, to Mr. Robert Colbert, of Washington, D. C., had been previously announced to take place at Trinity church last evening, and a generous number of guests and friends, sufficient to completely fill the church, assembled to witness the ceremony.  The bridal party entered the church at half-past seven.  The ushers proceeded up the aisle, followed by two little girls, dressed in white and bearing baskets of flowers.  The groom then entered with the sister of the bride on his arm, and the bride followed, escorted by her father.  The bride was beautifully dressed in heliotrope satin and white lace en train; the bridesmaid also wore heliotrope satin and lace.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. H. W. Nelson, Jr., the rector.  At the conclusion, the party retired to the residence of Mr. B. F. Clegget, where a reception was given.  A reception will be given at the home of the bride's parents in Canandaigua today, after which the happy couple will go to Washington, their future home.

From Geneva Courier 29 May 1878


The wedding of Miss Hattie L. DeLarme, daughter of the Methodist Episcopal pastor at Phelps, and Mr. Frank M. Cole, of Phelps, took place on Wednesday evening last.  The ceremony was performed at the residence of the bride, the rooms being handsomely trimmed with flowers and vines, a marriage bell with floral monogram being conspicuous in the decorations.  The father of the bride officiated, assisted by Rev. Wm. Jones, her uncle.  The relatives and friends present joined with unusual heartiness in wishing the newly married couple many years of happiness and prosperity.

From Geneva Daily Times 14 February 1911


Frank J. Connell of Exchange St. this city and Miss Hannah Donnelly of Utica were married at Utica on Saturday morning.  The wedding was quiet one and only the family and near relatives were present.  Mrs. Connell is well known here and is a sister of Mrs. Thomas H. Sweeney of William St.  After a short wedding trip they will reside on Castle St. where the groom has purchased a new home.

From PENN YAN DEMOCRAT - 24 June 1921


Invitations have been issued for the approaching wedding of Miss Mary DANNAHE, of near Hall, to Frederick BURKE, of Chapin.  The wedding is to take place Wednesday afternoon, June 29th, at St. Theresa's Catholic church of  Stanley.  She was a member of the graduating class of the Penn Yan Academy of  the class of 1916.

Submitted by Dan Sullivan

From Geneva Gazette 18 April 1884


Mr. John Dixon and Miss Elnora Murphy were united in marriage at St. Francis de Sales church yesterday afternoon.  The newly wedded pair left on the 4:45 train for the East on a short pleasure trip.


Marriage Certificate No. 246, Town of Canandaigua, NY.
Dated, 3 Jul 1948.  Signed, Lucy V. Maltman, Town Clerk.

        GROOM                                               BRIDE

Canandaigua, NY                                       Canandaigua, NY
47 years                                                      40 years
b. Canandaigua, NY                                     b. Oswego, NY
f. James F. Dubois                                        f.  John Finn
m. Mary Jane McCormick                             m. Ruth Sprague
2nd marriage                                                 first marriage

Date of Marriage:  12 Sep 1906
Official:  H.J. Bullock, Minister

Submitted by Debi Pfahl

From Geneva Gazette 21 September 1883


Wednesday evening last at Phelps Miss Flora May Spier and Wm. C. Edmonston of that village were united in marriage.  Mr. Edmonston is a worthy member of the Phelps cornet band, which organization presented the bridegroom with a handsome velvet couch.  So says the Citizen.

From Geneva Courier 13 August 1879


A Fashionable Wedding - A fashionable wedding which took place at Trinity church on Monday morning at half past eight o'clock, attracted a good sized congregation.  The happy pair who on that day began their married life, were Lieutenant Eugene A. Ellis, of the United States Army, and Miss Kate Spencer, a well known young lady of Geneva.  Messrs. George Prince, Alexander Mann, H. McBride and George E. Gardner acted as ushers.  Prof. Cramer presided at the organ, playing a minuet from Handel's Samson, a selection, the Coronation March from Meyerbeer's "Le Prophete", an Impromptu Valse, and Allegretto from Symphony of Mendelssohn's "Lohgesang."  The bridal party entered the church to the strains of the Bridal Chorus from Wagner's Lohengrin, and advanced to the chancel, where Rev. Dr. Hinsdale was in waiting to perform the ceremony.  The four ushers led the way, followed by Mrs. Spencer, mother of the bride, and Mr. P. N. Nicholas.  The bride, on the arm of her future husband, came last.  She wore the customary bridal costume and veil.  The happy man wore the uniform as an officer of the United States Army, and looked every inch a soldier.  The impressive scene was soon ended, Schumann's Traumerel being softly played throughout, and to the joyous notes of Mendelssohn's Wedding March, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis left the church, followed by the best wishes of many friends for their future happiness.  They left for New York on the ten o'clock train, and from there they go at once to Fort Clark, Texas, where Mr. Ellis joins his regiment, the 8th Cavalry.

From Geneva Gazette 10 July 1816


On the 4th inst. by the Rev. Henry Axtell, Mr. David FIELD, Jun. to Miss Electa HASTINGS, both of this village.

FOX - DONNELLY Certificate of Marriage Booklet.
09 Feb 1903

                                                        (correct spelling is Donnelly)
Witness:  Lewis T. Reed, Canandaigua, NY

Submitted by Debi Pfahl Email address invalid 9 Oct 2020

From Geneva Gazette 16 November 1883


The residence of Mr. and Mrs. James Barlow on Elmwood avenue was ablaze with glory last Wednesday evening, the occasion being the marriage of their daughter, Mary, to George E. Gasper.  Among their many elegant presents we noticed the following:  a bed-room set by Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Gasper; an elegant parlor set by R. F. Barlow, brother of the bride; an extension table by Willie Gasper; oil paintings, china tea set, napkin rings, table linen, toilet set, silver ware, fruit dishes, a majolica tea set, books, ornaments, and other useful and appropriate gifts ad infinitum.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. Rankine.  Amidst a perfect shower of old shoes, and the congratulations and well wishes of their many friends and relatives, the happy couple departed on the 11:15 train for Syracuse.  They intend to be absent three weeks on their wedding tour, visiting many places of interest in the East.

From Geneva Courier 30 January 1878


Marriage of Miss Louise Denton - A large and happy company filled the spacious parlors of Mr. N. Denton's residence near Geneva on last Wednesday evening, the guests being invited to attend the wedding of Mr. William R. Gormley of Rochester, and Miss Louise Denton.  The ceremony was duly performed by Rev. A. J. Kenyon, pastor of the Geneva Methodist Episcopal church, in very appropriate words.  The happy couple received the congratulations of their friends present, and were showered with the most heartfelt good wishes for their future prosperity.  The display of bridal presents was very large and valuable.  An elegant supper was served, and dancing was kept up till a late hour.  On Saturday Mr. and Mrs. Gormley left for a wedding trip south.



 Wedding at home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stevens, 114 Washington St., Geneva, of daughter, Frances Josephine Stevens; bride of Howard Elijah Grey of NY.  Rev. Sills of Trinity Church officiated.

From Geneva Courier 20 December 1882


Mrs. James H. Steer, of Geneva, was married yesterday afternoon, at her residence, 1 Main Street, head of Seneca street, to Mr. Marsden Henderson, of Milo, Yates County.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. R. Drake, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Milo Centre, of which Mr. Henderson, the bridegroom is already a member.  He is one of the prominent and wealthy farmer of Yates County, a man of fine position in all ways.  We congratulate our Yates County friends, on their taking from Geneva a lady who enjoys and merits so large a measure of respect and good will of Genevans among whom she was reared.  It will be remembered that Mr. J. H. Steer was for nearly all the years of his adult life connected with the Geneva Courier and was a man of rare qualities of mind and heart.  The Courier's best wishes go with Mrs. Henderson, for the permanent happiness that should follow her marriage.  A number of relatives and friends of the bride and bridegroom, from Seneca, Yates and Ontario Counties, were present, and the occasion was one of very pleasant interest.



At the residence of the bride in Orleans, Ontario County, New York December 2, 1881, by Rev. Philo COWLES, Byron C. HOBART, of Potter, Yates County, New York and Miss Kate BAGGERLY.

Submitted by Mary Jane Haight-Eckert

From Geneva Courier 17 October 1903


A pretty wedding took place at noon Wednesday at home of William House, No. 183 William street, when his son, Clarence C. House was married to Miss Nina May Wing, daughter of Mrs. Ella Wing of Gorham.  Rev. C. E. Jewell, pastor of First Methodist church performed the ceremony, under an arch of evergreen.  The bridesmaid was Miss Agnes Pearl Wing, of Gorham, sister of the bride, and William House, brother of the groom, served as best man.  The bride wore dress of white Persian lawn trimmed with Valenciennes lace, while the bridesmaid was gowned in a dress of white lawn.  After the ceremony a wedding luncheon was served to the immediate families and friends at the wedding. The tables were tastefully draped with smilax.  Mr. and Mrs. House left this afternoon for a short western trip.  they will be at home after November 15 at No. 3 West Gibson street, Canandaigua. Clarence House is a well known Geneva bred boy, who, although he has been away from this city in recent years, has many friends in this city.  He is at present employed in Canandaigua.

From Geneva Gazette 6 January 1882


Wedding at Oaks' Corners - A large and happy company gathered at the residence of Mr. A. J. Humphrey and wife to witness the marriage of their daughter, Carrie, to Mr. William Hunt, Jr., Wednesday evening, Jan 4th.  At the appointed hour the marriage ceremony was very satisfactorily performed by the Rev. E. P. Salmon, of Oaks' Corner, after which a bountiful collation was served, complete in every particular. The happy couple were remembered by many useful and costly presents. The hours passed pleasantly, enlivened by excellent music on piano by Miss and Mrs. Crittenden and Miss Hall, with violin accompaniment by Messrs. Scott, Young and Gerue. In due time the married couple took the train west, receiving the heartfelt wishes of all for happiness and long life.

From Geneva Gazette 28 December 1883


Married at the residence of the bride's parents in Geneva, on Christmas night, (Dec. 25th) by the Rev. Dr. Hogarth, Mr. Joseph Little of Providence, R. I., to Miss Anna, daughter of George Roberts. A large party gathered on the occasion to witness the interesting ceremony, and in the enjoyment of a splendid collation and attending festivities, remained until the "wee sma' hours."  Mr. and Mrs. Little will leave about the middle of next week for their future home at Providence.

From Geneva Courier 6 June 1883


Mr. E. Loomis, son of our well known coal dealer, Mr. W. R. Loomis, was married to Miss Lulu Frisbie, daughter of Hon. E. N. Frisbie of Elmira, on Thursday, May 24th.

From Geneva Gazette 16 November 1883


Mr. James R. Lovejoy and Miss Ida King were married last Wednesday evening at the residence of the bride's parents on Milton street by the Rev. Dr. Hogarth.  The happy couple were the recipients of many elegant and useful presents and the hearty congratulations of their hosts of friends.

From Geneva Gazette 15 February 1884


Last evening at the residence of Dr. J. Burt at Phelps, occurred the marriage of Mr. Frederick A. Malette and Miss Florence A. Moore. The attendance was large; the Hydrant Hose company, of which Mr. Moore is foreman, being present in a body.  The newly married couple will visit several cities of note in Canada on their wedding tour, after which they will return to Geneva, their future home.  Their large circle of friends will wish them a pleasant journey not only on their bridal trip but through life.  We extend our congratulations.

From Geneva Gazette 18 January 1884


Mr. M. E. Maloney of Waterloo and Miss Mary Loftus of this place were married at St. Francis de Sales church last Wednesday afternoon by the Rev. Father McManus.  A reception was held at the bride's residence in the evening, which was greatly enjoyed by all present.  Waterloo will be the future home of the happy couple.

From Geneva Gazette 10 July 1816


On the same day (4th inst.), by the same, Mr. _____ MILLER, of Junius, to Miss Catharine SPEAKER, of Seneca.

From Geneva Courier 17 October 1903


At 4:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at St. Francis de Sales parsonage occurred the marriage of Mary C. Campbell, daughter of Thomas Campbell, who resides a short distance west of this city, and Albert Millerd, also of this city.  The Very Rev. Dean W. A. McDonald performed the ceremony.  The bride was attended by Miss Alice Riley, a cousin, and Thomas J. Campbell acted as best man.  Thomas Millerd, a brother of the groom, was usher.  After the ceremony the young couple left on an extended wedding trip to Albany and other eastern cities.  Upon their their return they will reside at the home of Mr. Millerd, three miles southwest of this city.

From Geneva Courier 18 April 1883


A pleasant wedding took place at the residence of Mr. Chas. W. Squires, No. 8 Kenmore place, yesterday afternoon.  The contracting parties were Mr. Theodore W. Mills and Miss Hattie M. Fleming, a sister of Mrs. Squires and of Amos Fleming of Geneva.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. Rufus W. Clarke, in the presence of the family and a few intimate friends.  Mr. and Mrs. Mills are both of Geneva, N. Y., and will spend their honeymoon in Indianapolis.  The occasion was a very pleasant one and the happy couple started on their journey with the well wishes of all their kindred and friends.  Albany Argus Apr 11.

From Geneva Courier 20 June 1883


Martin Nylon was married on Sunday last at St. Francis DeSales church to Mrs. Newnon.  Rev. Father McManus performed the ceremony before a large audience.

From Geneva Courier 31 October 1883


The marriage of Miss Rosa E. Zobrist, daughter of J. J. Zobrist of Geneva to Mr. Theo. Olcot, of Corning, a gentleman of considerable means, last week Oct. 24th at Saratoga Springs, is announced.  The happy couple have the best wishes of all.

From Geneva Gazette 18 April 1884


Hearty congratulations are being extended to Mr. and Mrs. George A. Peel (nee Miss Katie Reddy) who were married at Canandaigua last Monday by the Rev. James H. Lee.  In order to suitably commemorate the joyful event Mr. Proudfit, his partner, appropriately and elaborately decorated their place of business on Exchange street, which thoughtful act was highly appreciated by Mr. Peel upon his return Wednesday evening.  A most pleasant reception was also held at the residence of the latter on that evening, which was largely attended by the numerous friends of the newly married couple.

From Geneva Courier 25 July 1877


The wedding at the Baptist Church last Thursday evening came off in due order, leaving for all time to come the following record:  Married in the Baptist Church at Gorham, July 12th, by the pastor Rev. F. S. Arnold, Alvin Philips and Miss Louisa, youngest daughter of the late Esq. Pulver.

From Geneva Courier 31 October 1883


The marriage of Mr. Geo. Randolph, of Palmyra, an estimable young man, is to take place on Wednesday next.  He is to lead to the altar one of Phelps' charming young ladies, Miss Laura Neighbor,  a daughter of J. W. Neighbor, of the Phelps Advertiser.  They have our congratulations in advance.  The invitations are out.

From Geneva Courier 4 July 1883


The nuptials of Mr. Charles Rielly of Geneva and Miss Sophie Bellows  of this place were solemnized last evening at the residence of her step-father, Mr. William Allen, in Green street.  There was a large attendance.  The presents were numerous, serviceable and of a costly nature.  That the years of matrimony be cheerful and happy is the wish of their many friends. -- Auburn Dispatch, Friday.

From Geneva Gazette 18 April 1884


Wm. H. Riley and Miss Johanna Murphy were united in marriage last Sunday at St. Francis de Sales church, and receive the congratulations of numerous friends.

From Geneva Courier 26 March 1879


Wedding at Seneca - On Thursday, the 20th instant, Miss Lizzie Rupert, daughter of Wm. P. Rupert, was married to Orson S. Robson at Seneca, No. 9.  The officiating clergyman was Rev. A. B. Temple.  About eighty were present to witness the ceremony, and participate in the entertainment.  Though not intended to be a grand affair, and certainly it was not pretentious, it was yet one of the completest of weddings, in all that related to the present, and in the promise of the future.  The hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Rupert was not taxed in vain, for the provision for the entertainment was exceedingly tasteful and bounteous, and of courtesy and heartiness, there was no lack.  There were fine presents, of which the least that can be said is they were appropriately useful and ornamental.  The young couple started on the first train on their wedding trip; which is to last for a week or two.  They have the best wishes of hosts of friends, for happiness and prosperity.

From Geneva Gazette 28 September 1883


Mr. George P. Ross of Flint Creek, and Miss Mary J. Stivers of Billsboro, were married last Sunday at Seneca Castle, by the Rev. H. H. Kellogg.  The ceremony was performed at the parsonage.

From Geneva Courier 25 July 1883


Miss Carrie B. Maxwell, daughter of Mr. T. C. Maxwell, was married to Rev. Chas. K. Scoon at the North Presbyterian church, by Rev. Dr. Hogarth, at a little before three o'clock this P. M.  The ceremony was witnessed by many friends.  The church was well filled; some did not gain admission.  The decorations, exclusively of ferns, we believe, were in admirable taste; and the occasion was throughout a very pleasant one, in all respects.

No formal reception was given; though there was a small gathering of relatives, almost exclusively, in the temporary residence of the family, on Castle street.  The wedding party will depart on the evening train, we understand, for a brief wedding tour; including Watertown, Thousand Islands, Montreal, etc. They will settle in Wentworth, New Hampshire, where the groom is pastor.  They will be accompanied by the best wishes of all Genevans, who know and appreciate them. We extend our very hearty congratulations.

From Geneva Gazette 31 August 1883


The marriage of Helen M. Dennison to Dr. C. A. Slocum took place last Wednesday forenoon at half past eleven, the Rev. Robert E. Dennison officiating.  This was one of the happiest marriages ever consummated in Geneva.  The bride and groom have known each other from childhood, having always resided here, and they have each played an important part in society.  The church was well filled with relatives and friends of the bride and groom.  James Dennison, Frank Slocum, Ernest Adams, and Charles Wooley acted as ushers and performed their duties in a manner pleasing to all.  After the ceremony the happy couple and the invited guests repaired to the residence of the bride's parents, in Washington street, where a reception and dinner were given.  Dr. and Mrs. Slocum departed on the 5:45 train for Niagara Falls where they will remain a short time.  The bride and groom were the recipients of many elegant and costly presents and the best wishes of all their friends.

From Geneva Courier 29 November 1882


On Thursday evening last, Miss Lizzie Hazlett, daughter of Henry Hazlett, of Seneca, was married to Dr. Reed Topping, of Rushville. The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. B. Temple, in the presence of a large number of invited guests. There were nearly two hundred. The occasion was one of unusual interest and pleasure to all concerned. The supper was an elegant repast, and quite up to what might have been expected from the well known liberality and taste of the bride's parents. The presents (what would a wedding in these days be without them) were not only many and costly and rare, but exceedingly well chosen. The bride and groom, after receiving the hearty congratulations and best wishes of those present, started on their wedding trip, taking the 11 o'clock train at Geneva for New York. We add our congratulations to those of the relatives and other friends, and our hope that the future of the parties may be as bright as there is every reason to believe it will be.

From Geneva Courier 10 December 1879


Wedding at Victor.     Mr. Editor:  Seldom has it been our pleasure to meet a more pleasant company than that assembled at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. Gallup, of Victor, N. Y., on Wednesday evening December 3d, to witness the marriage ceremony of their niece, Miss Libbie Boughton, to Mr. Jas. G. Vail, of Geneva.

The bridal party entered the room to the music of the wedding march, and the words, "What God hath joined together, let no man put asunder," were soon spoken.  After congratulations and an exceptionally social supper, the bridal party left on the evening train for Geneva.  The presents were not only beautiful but substantial.  One especially noticeable, a lovely cake basket bearing upon a card the hieroglyphics O. M. and the names of eight well known young people of the place.  It would not be possible, however, to enumerate all the gifts.  We think, however, they were a sincere evidence of the appreciation in which the bride is held by her friends in the community where she has lived.  We understand that they also found some beautiful gifts awaiting them on their arrival in Geneva.  "Long live the happy pair."     One Who Was Present.


Certificate of Marriage No. 612, City of Canandaigua
Dated:  11 Mar 1971

Canandaigua, NY                               Canandaigua, NY
Age 20                                                Age 16
b. Canandaigua, NY                              b. Naples, NY
Marriage Date:  13 Apr 1922
Signed:  Francis Dimmick, City Clerk


Marriage Certificate No. 1108.  City of Canandaigua, NY.
Dated:  2 Jul 1948.  Signed:  E.B. Andross, City Clerk.

Canandaigua, NY                                   Canandaigua, NY
b. Seneca Falls, NY                                b. Canandaigua, NY
f. Ezra Williams                                        f. Michael Finn
m. Josie Dempsey                                    m. Edna Finn
Age 20 years                                           Age 18 years
first marriage                                            first marriage
Date of Marriage:  14 Feb 1901
Official:  John S. Coe

Submitted by Debi Pfahl.  Thanks, Debi for this donation.


Groom:  Joseph George Wilson
Son of : Joseph and Sallie Wilson

Bride:  Susan L. Cribb
Daughter of :  Henry and Charety Cribb

Date of Marriage:  January 19,1841
Place:  South Bristol, Ontario Co. N.Y.

Thanks to Stephanie Osmachenko for this information.

From Geneva Courier 21 November 1883


The wedding of Mr. Edwin M. Winnie, of Geneva, to Miss Florence C. Sinclair, of Oswego, occurred at the residence of the bride's parents yesterday afternoon.  Mrs. Winnie and Chas. Winnie, mother and brother of the groom of Geneva, were in attendance on the occasion.  Mr. Winnie and wife will spend the winter in Geneva.

From Geneva Daily Times 26 January 1907


Canandaigua, N. Y. - Levi W. Totman,
a veteran of the Civil War, and Miss Mary Louise Love of Rochester, were married at the Methodist parsonage at Bristol Center, on Wednesday night. Rev. W. W. Daily of Bristol Center performed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Totman will reside on the groom's farm near Bristol Center.

From Geneva Daily Times 1 July 1897


The marriage of Miss Sabina D. Schroeder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Schroeder, of North Main street, to William Buchholz, of this city, was solemnized at 5 o'clock last evening at the German Evangelical church. The church was crowded with the many friends of the contracting parties. The ceremony was performed by Rev. G. Burkhardt of this city, assisted by Rev. J. Eberling of Lyons. The bride was prettily attired in a gown of white silk, trimmed with white satin. The maid of honor was Miss Bertha Buchholz, a niece of the groom. The bridesmaids were Miss Ida Eberling of Lyons and Miss Olive Burkhardt. John G. Schroeder, brother of the bride, acted as best man. Willie Rigby acted as a little ring bearer and Lena Schroeder was flower girl. Immediately following the wedding ceremony, a reception was given by the parents of the bride, to a large number of invited guests. The bride received many beautiful and valuable presents. The newly married couple took the 7:55 train on the Lehigh Valley for two weeks tour in the west. They will make their future home in this city.

Those who attended from out-of-town were: Mrs. John Meyers, of Lyons; Miss Margaret Feldman of Lyons; Rev. Mr. and Mrs. J. Eberling and Miss Eberling of Lyons; Mrs. John Meyers of Corning; Mrs. William Dingman of Rochester, and John Keiser of Fairville.

From Ontario County Journal 7 September 1888


Rushville, N. Y. - Miss Ruby E. Sterling of this village was married today (August 29, 1888) to Supt. N. H. Walbridge of Evart, Mich. The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. W. Taylor, pastor of the Congregational church, assisted by the groom's brother-in-law, Rev. James C. Burgdorf of Auburn. The guests numbered over sixty. The presents were many and valuable, ranging from three to one hundred dollars. This occasion was one of general festivity with a large measure of good will for the married pair. Mr. Walbridge and wife left for their home in Michigan at half past four, their many friends giving them a shower of old shoes and rice as a parting benediction. Mrs. Walbridge will be greatly missed Rushville society, both in church and social relations.

From Geneva Courier 18 April 1877


Mr. William G. Dove and Miss Annie E. Chipps, were married in this village on Thursday last. Their many friends wish them a long and prosperous life. The happy couple went to New York on their wedding trip.

From Ontario County Journal 12 October 1888


At the residence of Hon. John Raines, last Wednesday evening, at 6:30 o'clock, occurred the marriage of his daughter, Grace, to Mr. W. H. Welch, Assistant Supervisor of the Northern Central railroad. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Theron Cooper, in the presence of the immediate relatives of the bride and groom only, after which an elaborate wedding feast was served. The presents were numerous as well as elegant. Mr. and Mrs. Welch will visit New York and Washington on their wedding trip. They are among the most popular of Canandaigua young people and will receive the hearty congratulations of hosts of warm friends.


The wedding of M. F. W. Hopkins and Miss Cora Sutherland took place at the home of the bride Wednesday evening. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. France, assisted by Rev. McKay, in the presence of many relatives and friends. The bride wore a beautiful costume of white silk, and carried a bunch of roses. The list of wedding favors was large, and included among other valuable souvenirs, a check from the bride's father and gold from her grandfather. Miss Kate Thompson of N. Y. City, and Miss Hopkins acted as maids of honor. Among the guests from out-of-town were Mr. Frank Husted, LaFayetteville, N. Y.; Mr. Gilbert Hopkins, Rochester; Miss Kate Thompson, New York; H. M. Briggs and wife, Rochester; Misses Cora and Sadie Sutherland, Chas. Sutherland, Mrs. Chas. Trane, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Agate, Pittsford; Mr. and Mrs. Alvord, Livonia Station; Mrs. J. P. Briggs, Misses May and Marian Doolittle, Mr. and Mrs. Moses, Mr. M. Q. Briggs, Mr. J. Briggs, Lima.

From Ontario County Journal 7 December 1888


Chapinville, N. Y. - Thomas FitzGerald
was married to Mary Ann O'Brien on Wednesday of last week at St. Mary's church, Canandaigua. We extend our congratulations. The boys went down to give them a little music Monday evening, and they had just commenced to make a racket when the bridegroom opened the door and invited them in, each congratulating him as they passed the door. They were well-treated to apples and cider, having a good time in general. When about to depart cigars were passed and they returned wishing him a long happy life. Only one missing feature was that the bride was not there until it had all passed.


Chapinville, N. Y. - A quiet wedding took place here on Thanksgiving day. Mr. E. Root, of Canandaigua, to Mabel Albright, at the residence of the bride. Rev. Dr. France, of Canandaigua, performing the ceremony. They are stopping here at present. Where they intend to make their future home we know not, but they have our best wishes for success in life. The bride is one that has been brought up among us and we trust that she may remain with us.

From Ontario County Journal 14 December 1888


Canadice, N. Y. - Frank H. Ingraham and Miss Millie McNair, both of this town, were married a few days since at the residence of the bride's sister in Middleport, N. Y. We wish them a happy future all under Republican presidents. Frank did some tall singing for Harrison and Morton.

From Ontario County Journal 28 December 1888


The announcement has just been made public of the marriage at Honeoye Falls, on the 14th inst., of Mr. Charles Colf and Miss Maude Brundage, both of Hopewell. This matrimonial alliance being the result of an attachment which met the determined opposition of the bride's grandparents and guardians, they were not apprised of its approach, nor of its consummation until the young couple had reached the residence of a sister of the groom at Lima after the ceremony. From there the bride wrote of the event and assured the old folks that she was just too happy for anything, although she would be glad to see them provided the husband of her choice would be welcomed with her.

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