From Geneva Daily Times 24 April 1907
ROTNOUR - SCOTT
Phelps, N. Y. - The marriage of William Rotnour, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Garrett Rotnour of Phelps, and Miss Irma Scott, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Scott of Clifton Springs, took place at the home
of the bride this afternoon. The ceremony was witnessed by a company of
friends and relatives and was performed by Rev. M. V. Sage,
pastor of the Baptist church at Clifton Springs. The bride was attended
by Miss Loretta Hoffman of Rochester and the best man was Roy Scott,
a brother of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Rotnour left on a brief wedding
tour. They will reside at West Rush where Mr. Rotnour is employed by
the New York Central.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 April 1907
WALTERS - BROWN
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - On Saturday afternoon at the St. Felix
church occurred the marriage of Miss Mary Belle Brown, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brown, to George Walters of Rochester.
The marriage ceremony was performed by the Rev. Father Gafell. Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel Walters, Miss Ada Brown and Joseph Walters attended the
bride and groom. The bride was beautifully attired in a gown of blue
carried white carnations, while the maid of honor and matron of honor
carried pink carnations. Mr. and Mrs. Walters will reside in Rochester.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 May 1907
BRONSON - HAND
In Binghamton last evening took place the marriage of two
wellknown Genevans, Miss Julia
E. Hand of that city and Frederick S. Bronson of Geneva.
The ceremony was performed by the groom's brother, Rev. Charles E.
Bronson of Philadelphia. The wedding was held at the
Hand family residence, Main street, Binghamton. Owing to the recent
death of the bride's father, Dr. George F. Hand, and of Walter Hand,
only the immediate relatives were present. Both Mr. Bronson
and Miss Hand have been actively connected with the First Presbyterian
church in this city. Miss Hand was for five years, between 1895 and
1900, deaconess of the church. She resigned that position to become
a missionary in Japan. She has only been back in the United States less
than a year. Mr. Bronson for a number of years has been a deacon in the
church, and in business has been connected with the development of the
Independent Telephone interests in the city.
DEVANEY - GAVIN
A very pretty wedding was solemnized at four o'clock yesterday
afternoon at St. Michael's church at Penn Yan, when Miss Margaret
F. Gavin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Gavin of Penn Yan,
became the bride of James Devaney of this city. The church was
filled with the hosts
of friends and relatives of the popular young couple. The ceremony
was performed by Rev. Martin Hendricks, rector of St. Michael's church.
The groom is a member of the firm of Devaney and Fletcher, undertakers,
of this city. Eugene Devaney, a brother of the groom, acted as
best man and the bridesmaid was the bride's sister, Miss Sarah
Gavin. The ushers were Martin Gavin of Penn Yan and Thomas Coursey of
this city. The bride's gown was of cream voile over taffeta, and
she wore a large white hat. She carried bride roses. The bridesmaid
wore a pink voile and a large hat to match. Her bouquet was of pink
roses. After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the
bride's parents on Main street. Only immediate friends and relatives
were present. After a wedding trip to New York and other points,
Mr. and Mrs. Devaney will reside in this city. Among the out-of-town
guests present were Misses Catherine and Delia Devaney, Frank Devaney,
Thomas Coursey, Mr. and Mrs. William Devaney, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
McElliott, and M. G. Fletcher of this city.
SHAW - OWENS
Miss Alice L. Owens of Albion and Melvin E. Shaw, of
this city, were married at high noon yesterday at the rectory of St.
Joseph's church at Albion.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. Francis Sullivan. The bridesmaid was
Miss Anna Owens, sister of the bride, and the best man was Walter J.
Vosburgh of Rochester. The bride wore a traveling costume of brown
Panama with a brown hat. She carried lilies of the valley. The
bridesmaid's gown was of champagne colored voile. Her bouquet was of
pink roses. A wedding breakfast at the Orleans house followed the
ceremony, at which only a few relatives and friends were present. After
short trip, Mr. and Mrs. Shaw will be at home on Castle street,
HOFFMAN - McGRAW
Henry Hoffman of Manchester and Miss Mary McGraw, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. John McGraw of Clinton street, this city, were married
this morning at eleven o'clock at the rectory of St. Francis de Sales
church. Rev. William A. McDonald performed the ceremony. They were
attended by the bride's sister, Mrs. M. F. Tracey, and her husband.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 May 1907
VINCENT - POTTER
Phelps, N. Y. - The marriage of Miss Bertha Potter and
Russell Vincent, both former residents of Phelps, has just been
announced. The ceremony took place at Geneva last January. Mr. and Mrs.
reside at Geneva.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 June 1907
DOYLE - CUMMINGS
Manchester, N. Y. - Miss Julia Cummings, a popular young lady
of this village, was united in
marriage this afternoon to Edward Doyle of Buffalo.
The ceremony was performed in St. Dominick's Catholic church in
Shortsville at 3:30 o'clock, Rev. Father Gefell of Clifton Springs
officiating. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Elizabeth
Cummings, and the best man was Michael Doyle of Buffalo. After the
ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cummings, of this village, for the immediate
relatives and friends of the families. Mr. and Mrs. Doyle departed
on a wedding tour in the East, the most of which will be passed in
New York City, after which they will reside in Buffalo. The out-of-town
guests were Mr. and Mrs. Moran and Mr. and Mrs. Walsh of Honeoye Falls;
and Miss Loretta McLaughlin of Geneva.
From Geneva Daily Times 6 June 1907
O'MALLEY - SAUNDERS
Ella Saunders, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Saunders, of
Waterloo, and Michael J. O'Malley, of the Hoffman House, this
city, were united in
marriage this morning at 9 o'clock. The wedding took place in
Waterloo at the home of the bride's parents. The bride was gowned in
white liberty silk with white veil and carried a shower obouquetf
bride's roses. She was attended by her cousin. Mr. and Mrs. O'Malley,
after a short wedding trip, will reside in this city.
CLISE - CLAWSON
Frederick Clise and Florence Margaret Clawson were
married quietly this morning at 8 o'clock by Rev. William K. Towner,
pastor of the First Baptist church. The ceremony was performed at Mr.
Towner's home on Lafayette avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Clise left this morning
for a short wedding trip, after which they will reside in this city.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 June 1907
SCHOENE - YANKEL
Announcements have been received in this city of the marriage of Miss
Rena Belle Yankel to William Jay Schoene of this city. The
wedding took place Tuesday at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. S. Yankel,
in Springfield, Kentucky. The groom has lived in this city about a
year, being employed as assistant entomologist at the State
Experiment Station. Mr. and Mrs. Schoene will reside in this city
on their return from their wedding trip.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 June 1907
DAVID - HARRIS
Manchester, N. Y. - A quiet wedding took place at the home of
R. E. Harris, two miles northeast
of this village, Wednesday afternoon, when his youngest daughter,
Miss Helen Harris, was united in marriage to Mr. William
A. Davis, of Long Island City. Rev. S. S. Pratt, pastor of the
Methodist church of this village, performed the ceremony. After a short
wedding tour, Mr. and Mrs. Davis expect to reside here.
RYAN - GAILLARD
Manchester, N. Y. - Andrew J. Ryan,
night foreman at Swift & Co.'s icing plant in this
village, was married Wednesday at Port Jervis, N. Y., to Miss
Ella Gaillard of that place. After a short wedding tour in
the East, Mr. and Mrs. Ryan will reside north of this village.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 June 1907
KANE - DEVINE
At the rectory of St. Francis de Sales Saturday evening at 8:30 o'clock
took place the marriage of Miss Grace Devine, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. George Devine of No. 610 South Exchange street, to P. W.
Kane of Detroit, Mich.
The young people were attended by John S. Kane, a brother of the
groom, from Chicago, and Mrs. T. J. Kelleher. The ceremony was
performed by Rev. W. A. McDonald, rector of the church. The bride is
well known in this city, having lived here all her life and having been
employed as head milliner at W. G. Peck's millinery store of Exchange
street. The groom is also well known here, having resided here until
about five years ago when he moved to Detroit. Mr. and Mr. Kane left
for a trip to New York. They will reside in Detroit, where Mr. Kane is
From Geneva Daily Times 12 June 1907
CARRIGHER - CAHILL
At 10 o'clock this morning at St. Stephen's church took place the
marriage of Miss Martha Cahill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Morris Cahill of No. 535 Castle street, to Matthew Carrigher. The
ceremony was performed in the presence of many friends by Rev. S. V.
McPadden, rector of St. Stephen's church. Miss Anna E. Slattery was the
bridesmaid and Frank Carrigher, a brother of the groom acted as best
man. The bride was attired in a dainty white silk gown with lace
applique trimmings. She wore a white hat with
white plumes. The bridesmaid's gown was of white silk over pink. She
wore a white hat with plumes and roses. The wedding march was
effectively rendered by Mrs. T. A. Kane. After a short trip Mr. and
Mrs. Carrigher will reside in this city.
LYON - KENNY
St. Stephen's church was the scene of a very pretty wedding this
morning at 8 o'clock when Miss Josephine Kenny, daughter of
Mrs. Bryan Kenny of St. Clair street, became the bride of Robert
Lyon. The ceremony was performed by the rector, Rev. Father
McPadden. The bride was attired in a pretty gown of white silk mull
with a hat to match, and carried white roses. The bridesmaid, Miss Mary
Kenny, sister of the bride, wore blue silk mull with a blue hat to
match and carried white carnations. The
groom was attended by Thomas Cass. The happy couple were the recipients
of many pretty and useful gifts and after an eastern trip will reside
in this city.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 June 1907
WHITTAKER - KNOWLES
Manchester, N. Y. - A wedding took place yesterday afternoon at
4 o'clock which was attended by about 100 society people from various
places. The event took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred W.
Knowles, two miles southeast of Shortsville, when their eldest
daughter, Miss Mary Knowles, was united in marriage to Homer
C. Whittaker, Rev. Joseph Weston, pastor of the First Baptist
church of Manchester, performing the ceremony. The bride was attended
by Miss Pauline Heath of Shortsville and the groom's best man was his
brother, Ralph Whittaker, of Springfield, Ohio. The wedding march was
from Lohengrin and played by Miss Bertha Klinck in an artistic manner.
The bride was charmingly gowned in a cream-colored velvet made
entraine, with Princess effect and she carried a bouquet of bride
roses. After the ceremony an elaborate luncheon was served to the many
guests. The spacious home was handsomely decorated, the color scheme
being carried out in pink and green. The presents were numerous tokens
of esteem for the bride, who has always been a favorite in the circle
in which she moved. Mr. and Mrs. Whittaker took a late train for
western points and will make an extended trip. On their return they
will reside for the summer at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and
CHURCH - DAVIDSON
Canandaigua, N. Y. - The home of Mr.
and Mrs. James A. Davidson, in Main street north, was the scene
of a wedding at 6 o'clock last evening when their daughter, Miss
Jean C. Davidson, was united to E. Raymond Church Henry
C. Burt, of St. Petersburg, Fla., a cousin of the groom. The wedding in
the presence of about thirty intimate friends and relatives of the
contracting parties. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Louis M. Sweet,
pastor of the Presbyterian church, and the attendants were
Miss Anne N. Davidson, sister of the bride, maid of honor; and music
was given on the piano by Miss Isabella Davidson, the bride's cousin.
CROWELL - BENNETT
Canandaigua, N. Y. - At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H.
Bennett, on Fort Hill avenue, in this village, at 5 o'clock yesterday
afternoon, their daughter, Miss Martha Bennett, was married to
Browning Crowell of Macedon. Rev. Charles J. Clausen of New
York City, former rector of St. John's church in this village, was the
officiating clergyman. The bride and groom were unattended.
LASHER - DORSEY
One of this season's very pretty weddings was held yesterday afternoon
at 5 o'clock at the First Baptist
church, when Miss Mable Sarah Dorsey, only daughter of
Mrs. L. Dorsey, became the bride of David Garfield Lasher of
Seneca Falls. Rev. William Keeney Towner, pastor of the church,
performed the ceremony in the presence of a large number of friends of
the young people. As the bridal party entered the church, the
wedding march from Lohengrin was played by Howard B. Bronson on the
organ, and a program of music was rendered during the seating of the
guests. The bride wore a white hand-embroidered Swiss gown trimmed
with valenciennes lace. She carried bride roses. The bridesmaid, Miss
Harriet Clise, was attired in a flowered organdie and carried pink
carnations. George Tanner acted as best man. The bride was given
away by her brother, Charles W. Dorsey.
The church was very prettily decorated, being mostly in white and
green. After the ceremony, a supper was
served to the wedding party and a few invited guests. Those present
were Rev. and Mrs. W. K. Towner, Miss Catherine Dey, Mrs. Rigley,
Mrs. Walter Curtis, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry King, of this city; Mr.
and Mrs. William Craft, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Barrett of Seneca Falls,
and Miss Cora Lasher of Canandaigua. Mr. and Mrs. Lasher left later
in the evening for a brief wedding trip and on their return they will
reside in Seneca Falls.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 June 1907
RICE - MEADE
Stanley, N. Y. - The marriage of Miss Jennie Lorene Meade to
Charles Rice, of Stanley,
took place at the home of the bride's parents, near Gorham, at
noon yesterday. The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. B. Temple,
by Rev. W. McCall. Miss Mabel Meade, sister of the bride was
bridesmaid. Mr. Rice was attended by George Whitney of New York as
groomsman. Miss May Wood played the wedding march. Little Marjorie
Rice, niece of the groom, was flower girl. The out-of-town guests were
Whitney Rice and family of Buffalo, Professor W. U. Rixford and Mrs.
Rixford of Elmira, and L. Herbert of of Rochester. After dinner was
served, Mr. and Mrs. Rice left for a ten days' tour.
PEATE - SHIRLEY
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - At the Baptist church, on Sunday
afternoon last, occurred the marriage of William Peate and Miss
Ella Shirley, both of Clifton Springs. Miss Shirley is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Shirley of this village. The ceremony
was performed by Rev. V. A. Sage, pastor of the church. The bride and
groom were attended by Miss Helen Stanley Thompson and Mr. Frederick
Randolph Galleymore. Mr. and Mrs. Peate are enjoying a western tour,
after which they will reside in their new
home on Church street.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 June 1907
PAGE - SLINEY
At St. Francis de Sales church this morning at 9 o'clock took place the
marriage of Miss Pauline Upton Sliney, only daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. John Edward Sliney to Thomas L. Page of Chicago. The
bridal party entered the church to the strains of the Lohengrin wedding
march which was rendered by John Chartres, and passed down the central
aisle to the altar rail, where the vows were plighted; then the bride
and groom entered the sanctuary and the nuptial mass was said by Rev.
William A. McDonald, rector of the church. He was assisted by two altar
boys. During the mass Mrs. Daniel Deegan sang two contralto
solos, "Salve Regina" and "Ave Maria," Mrs. T. A. Kane accompanying her
the organ. The familiar recessional wedding march by Mendelssohn was
as the party left the church. The bride was very attractive in a white
silk gown made empire and with lace trimmings. She wore a tulle veil
with lilies of the valley, and she carried a large bouquet of bride
Her bridesmaid, Miss Bridget A. Doran, was gowned in pink crepe de
and lace. She wore a white and pink hat and carried bride roses also.
Michael E. Buehrle acted as best man. The ushers were Messrs. W. J.
Brennan, Charles Sweeney and James Maddigan of Jacksonville, Ill. After
the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served to fourteen guests at the
home of the
bride's parents, No. 1 Genesee street. The decorations were entirely in
pink and white carnations and ferns. Mr. and Mrs. Page left this
afternoon for Chicago.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 June 1907
BISHOP - McKECHNIE
Canandaigua, N. Y. - The marriage of Miss Isabelle Adriance
McKechnie, of this village, to Thomas Sparks Bishop, of
Landsdowne, Pa., was solemnized at St. John's church at 6 o'clock on
Saturday evening by Rev. Charles J. Clausen, former rector of St.
John's Episcopal church, New York City. The Episcopal church was filled
with friends of the bride and groom. More than eight hundred
invitations had been issued.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 June 1907
MOORE - HIRSCH
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Howard J. Moore, a well-known merchant of
this place, and Miss Christine M. Hirsch, daughter of Mrs. and
Mrs. C. F. Hirsch, of Main street south, were married
at St. Mary's rectory at 6 o'clock yesterday morning, Rev. James T.
Daugherty officiating. They left on an early train for a trip to
From Geneva Daily Times 21 June 1907
SHEKELL - SAVAGE
Canandaigua, N. Y. - A quiet wedding took place yesterday at
noon at the Baptist parsonage here, when Rev. J. Scott Ebersole united
in marriage Miss Eliza Savage of this village, and Richard
H. Shekell, of Clifton Springs. The bride is well known here where
she has resided with her aunt, Mrs. Elizabeth Brink on South Pearl
street. After the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Shekell left for a few days
visit to Niagara Falls and other places.
KANE - MacANIFF
Phelps, N. Y. - The marriage of Thomas Coleman Kane of
Geneva and Miss Katharine Beatrice MacAniff of Phelps was
solemnized at St. Francis Catholic church at 10 o'clock Wednesday
morning. The sanctuary where the ceremony was performed was tastefully
decorated with plants and cut flowers, pink and white being the
predominating colors. At the vestibule of the church the bridal party
was met by
the ushers, Charles A. Lydon and James J. Taney of Geneva. As the party
proceeded up the north aisle to the sanctuary rail, Mrs. T. A. Kane
of Geneva, an aunt of the groom, who presided at the organ, rendered
wedding march from Lohengrin. Accompanying the bride were Miss
C. Foye of Brockport, the maid of honor, and the bride's sister, Miss
Margaret V. MacAniff of Rochester, the bridesmaid. Following the
marriage ceremony, which was performed by the pastor, Rev. C. F.
O'Loughlin, a nuptial mass was celebrated. During the mass selections
from Ruebenstein were rendered by Mrs. Kane, the organist, who also
sang the "Ave Maria"
at the post communion. During the offertory, a vocal solo, "O
Salutaris," was rendered by Miss Gertrude Lydon of Geneva. The groom
was attended by his brother, William A. Kane of Geneva.
The bride was attired in a gown of white chiffon cloth, cut empire
style, and trimmed with maltese lace. She wore a veil and carried a
shower bouquet of pink and white sweet peas. The maid of honor wore a
gown of pink radium silk trimmed with oriental lace and the
bridesmaid's gown was of white flowered silk made empire style and
trimmed with baby Irish lace. The maid of honor and the bridesmaid both
wore white hats and carried bouquets of sweet peas.
At the conclusion of the mass, the bridal party and
their friends marched from the church to the strains of Mendelssohn's
wedding march and were driven to the home of the bride on West Main
street, where a wedding breakfast was served to the near relatives
and friends of the bride and groom. After the reception, Mr. and Mrs.
Kane left for a brief western trip and on their return they will reside
at Geneva. Among the guests present from out-of-town were Mrs. Charles
Garton and Miss Helen Lannon of Rochester; Mr. and Mrs. William Dalry
of Brockport; Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Clark, Daniel Kane, Miss Josephine
of Geneva; and Mr. and Mrs. J. P. MacAniff of Canandaigua.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 June 1907
FISHER - GRIFFIN
Canandaigua, N. Y. - At the parsonage Thursday evening, Mr.
Ebersole united in marriage Mr. Thomas Fisher,
chef at the Webster House, and Miss Belle Griffin, also
of this village. Mr. and Mrs. Fisher left for a two weeks' trip in
SEARLES - LEWIS
Gorham, N. Y. - Another pretty June wedding took place on
Wednesday at 1 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Lewis, when
their youngest daughter, Florence, was
united in marriage to Norman B. Searles, of Rochester. The
couple was attended by the bride's brother, Fred Lewis, as best man,
and a lady friend of the bride, of Watkins, was bridesmaid. The bridal
party entered the parlor to the strains of the wedding march played
by Mr. and Mrs. Allen Smith, of Canandaigua, cousins of the bride, and
took their places under an arch of green and white. The ceremony was
performed by Dr. John McColl, of the Presbyterian church of this
village, and the bride was given away by her father. She was attired in
and carried white carnations. Her maid of honor was gowned in white and
carried a bouquet of white roses. Following congratulations, a wedding
breakfast was served under the direction of Mrs. James Adamson. The
pair left on the evening train for a wedding trip and upon their return
will reside in Rochester. Out-of-town guests were Mrs. Searles, mother
of the groom of Newark, N. Y., Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ottley, and Miss
of Seneca Castle, and Mrs. and Mrs. Allen Smith of Canandaigua.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 June 1907
DUFFY - CARR
A very pretty wedding took place this morning at 11 o'clock at St.
Francis de Sales when Miss Martha Carr, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. George Carr of No. 36 North Main street became the bride of Martin
Duffy. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. A. McDonald, rector,
in the presence of many of the friends and relatives of both parties.
The young people were attended by Miss Sarah Duffy, sister of the
groom, and Peter Carr, brother of the bride. The bride was very
becomingly gowned in light blue radium silk with duchesse lace
trimmings. She wore a picture hat and carried a large shower bouquet of
bride roses. The bridesmaid was attired in champagne colored silk with
baby Irish lace trimmings.
She wore a large black hat and carried pink roses. Mr. and Mrs. Duffy
left later on a short trip, after which they will make their home in
From Ontario County Journal 18 October 1889
VIERHILE - MEISSNER
Naples, N. Y. - A wedding occurred at the Catholic church on
Monday morning early. Mr. John Vierhile of Springwater, was
married to Miss Anna Meissner, of this village, by the
rather lengthy ceremony of that church, Rev. Father Ege, of Rochester,
being the officiating priest. Miss Lizzie Baader acted as bridesmaid
and Mr. George Reese as best man.
From Ontario County Journal 25 October 1889
SISSON - BLACKMER
Bristol, N. Y. - The wedding at Honeoye last Thursday, October 17,
of one of our young townsman, Spencer G. Sisson,
to Miss Bessie Blackmer, was a brilliant one and witnessed
by some one hundred and fifty people who also partook of the
hospitality for which Mr. and Mrs. Blackmer are famous. Many handsome
presents were received, linen and silver predominating. The happy
couple left on the evening train with the heartiest congratulations of
their friends for
a short tour.
From Ontario County Journal 6 December 1889
BOSWORTH - MALLERY
Bristol Center, N. Y. - A quiet, yet pleasant, wedding took
place at the residence of Dr. and Mrs. D. J. Mallery on
Friday, November 26th. Their only daughter, Theresa E., was
united in marriage to Mr. John A. Bosworth. The ceremony was
performed by Rev. Mr. Wheelock promptly at 12:30. Mr. and Mrs. Bosworth
took the 5 o'clock train from Canandaigua for an extended trip to
Boston and neighboring cities.
From Ontario County Journal 13 December 1889
JONES - JOHNSON
December 4, Frank A. Jones, one of the enterprising business
young men of the town of Bristol, and Miss Retta F. Johnson, one
of Bristol's most charming young ladies, gathered a few of
their most intimate friends, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ferrin, Murray Bently
and Miss Netta Bently, Carrol Simmons and Miss Addie Johnson, Rossie
Jones and Miss Ethel Case, and then hied away, 60 miles to Clarendon,
N. Y., where they were received by their former Pastor, Rev. F. B.
and wife and other friends in waiting with a most hearty greeting.
a brief and impressive ceremony, Frank A. Jones and Miss Retta F.
Johnson were pronounced "Husband and Wife," and then the party sat down
sumptuous repast prepared for them. The company returned to Rochester
that evening, and the bride and groom took a train for New York city,
where business as well as pleasure called them. The happy couple were
well remembered in many valuable presents, and may the future days
of their wedded life be as bright and full of joy as was the
introduction, so full of beautiful prophecy, is the sentiment of a host
From Ontario County Chronicle 19 June 1901
CARR - OTTLEY
A very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Ottley,
of Seneca Castle, where their daughter, Francis Maud, was
united in marriage to Frank A. Carr of Hopewell. The marriage
took place at 7 p.m. Rev. Mr. Andrews of the Methodist
Church of Castleton performed the ceremony. A sister of the bride,
was bridesmaid and Oscar Johnson of Canandaigua was groomsman. The
presents were numerous and very costly, consisting of valuable
linen. The happy couple departed for Buffalo, where they will visit the
Pan-American; later will return to Mr. Carr's home in Hopewell.
From Ontario County Chronicle 26 June 1901
SUTHERLAND - WISNER
At 4:30 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Wisner, in the town of Hopewell, was the scene of a brilliant nuptial
event, the occasion being the marriage of their only daughter, Miss
Agnes Power Wisner to Acey Wheeler Sutherland of
Canandaigua. The decorations of the house were carried out with palms,
potted plants and daisies. The ceremony was performed by the Rev.
Robert Hill, D. D., of Canandaigua. Miss Page, of Seneca Castle, played
the wedding march.
The bride wore a gown of cream-colored crepe de chine, and carried a
bouquet of roses. She wore a diamond pendant, a gift of the groom. The
of honor was Miss Ruth Seaman of Yonkers. She was handsomely gowned in
embroidered batiste, and carried pink carnations. Will H. Sutherland, a
of the groom, was the best man. Herbert J. Ellis and Ralph Waterman
a brother of the bride, were the ushers. After a brief reception, a
breakfast was served. The bride and groom left on an evening train for
extended western trip.
KEEFE - O'NEILL
Another pretty wedding occurred at 4 o'clock in the afternoon in St.
Mary's church, when Bartholomew Vincent Keefe, of Victor, and Miss
Anabel O'Neill, of Canandaigua, were married by the
Rev. Father J. J. Donnelly, of Victor. The bridal party entered the
church to the strains of the wedding march, which was rendered on the
by Miss Maude Smith, organist of the church. The bride wore a handsome
gown of white organdie over white silk, trimmed with satin. She carried
a bouquet of bride roses. Miss Jennie O'Neill, a sister of the bride,
was the maid of honor, and wore a gown of pale green, trimmed with lace
and ribbon. She carried white carnations. Miss Gertrude Farrell was a
flower girl and wore a dress of pink and carried roses. The best man
John Keefe, and the ushers were James M. O'Neill, Andrew Brady, John C.
O'Neill, of Canandaigua, and John M. McMahon, of Victor. Immediately
the ceremony at the church, a reception was held at the home of the
mother, Mrs. Margaret O'Neill, Lower Main street, where a bountiful
was served by Mrs. Higinbotham of Holcomb. Mr. and Mrs. Keefe started
on an evening train for an eastern trip.
GRISWOLD - CHAPMAN
At five o'clock the same afternoon the home of Mr. and Mrs. Willis
Chapman, in Bristol street, was the scene of the third happy event, the
occasion being the marriage of their only daughter, Miss Mabel L.
Chapman to Hovey H. Griswold, of Elmira. The ceremony was
performed by the Rev. Adelbert Chapman, an uncle of the bride, of New
York, and the Rev. J. W. Reynolds of Elmira. The house was beautifully
decorated with palms, ferns and flowers. The bridal couple were
unattended. As they entered the parlor, Saxton's orchestra rendered
wedding march in a delightful manner. The bride wore a handsome
of white organdie, white silk applique and white satin. She carried a
of bride roses. Immediately following the ceremony, Caters M. L. Frone
John Doyle served an elaborate menu in an inimitable manner. The bride
groom left on an evening train for Elmira, where a handsomely appointed
awaited them. The out-of-town guests included the following: Rev. and
L. C. Eveland, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Earnest and Mr. and Mrs. John
of Wayne; Mrs. James Griswold, Mr. and Mrs. William Griswold and Mr.
Mrs. A. W. Hamilton, of Chemung; Mrs. M. F. McAvinew, Mr. and Mrs. C.
Garverick, Jersey Shore; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hahn, of Clearfield, Pa.;
and Mrs. F. M. Chapman, Miss Beulah Faber and Miss Nina Chapman, of
Mrs. Isaac Logan, Fred Benedict, Leonard Wood, Miss Mildred Everett,
Mame Wilcox, Miss Lena Beckwith, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kline, Mr. and
Thomas Watrous, Miss Adeline Freeman, of Elmira; Rev. Adelbert Chapman,
York city; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dowling, Renova, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs.
Eveland and Mr. and Mrs. Fred R. Smith, Penn Yan.
STOKOE - THOMAS
Thursday afternoon at six o'clock, Miss Florence Adele Thomas was
married to Lloyd Ray Stokoe. The happy event occurred at the
home of the bride's grandmother, Mrs. M. J. Priest, in Chapin
street. The Rev. J. Wallace Webb, D. D., pastor of the Methodist
Church of this village, performed the ceremony in the presence of the
immediate friends and relatives. The decorations of the house were
carried out with palms, potted plants and wild flowers. The bride, who
is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Thomas, was gowned in
Swiss, trimmed with white valenciennes, and carried bride roses. The
of honor was Miss Belle Hulse, who wore a handsome gown creation of
organdie. She carried pink carnations. The best man was Walter Heath of
Rochester. Immediately after the ceremony, a wedding breakfast was
The table decorations were carnations and roses. The bride and groom
on the 8:50 evening train for a trip to Washington and New York. They
will be at home at No. 11 Prospect street, after August 1.
From Ontario County Journal 3 January 1890
McCRONE - McMAHON
At Victor on Tuesday p.m. occurred the marriage of John G. McCrone of
East Bloomfield and Miss Mary McMahon, daughter of John
McMahon, of Victor. The ceremony was performed in the Catholic Church
in the presence of about 200 guests, and a delightful reception was
given at the bride's home from four to nine p.m. The presents were
numerous and costly. The happy couple started for New York for their
wedding tour after the reception.
BATES - LONGSTAFF
On Thursday of last week James Bates, a popular business man,
of this place, was married to Miss Martha Longstaff, of
Macedon, by Rev. E. J. Babcock in St. John's church in the presence of
a large number of friends. John Bates, brother of the groom, acted as
best man and Miss Katie Nixon of Macedon was maid of honor. Both
are highly esteemed by wide circles of friends whose kindest wishes
MOSHIER - BRINK
The marriage of Mr. William F. Moshier, of Canandaigua, and Miss
Flora Brink, of East Bloomfield, took place New Year's
evening at eight o'clock, at the parsonage, Rev. Dr. France uniting the
happy ones in bonds of matrimony. A few relatives and friends were
present: the groom's mother and brother, the bride's sisters, Cora and
and two brothers, Seymour and Harry. After congratulations and the best
wishes for their happy future, they took the 9:30 train for New York
where they will remain a few weeks visiting relatives. Many good
not only of those present, but from many others, will follow the newly
married pair as they start out together on the voyage of life. Quite a
number of valuable presents were given, among which were a very nice
from Mrs. James McKechnie, where Miss Flora had lived over two years;
Mrs. Sayer, a half-dozen silver spoons; Miss Maud Sayer, a silver cake
basket; Lewis Sayer, a castor; Mr. E. Dayton, a clock. Mrs. Moshier
a member of the Presbyterian church in Canandaigua, where she was a
attendant. Mr. Moshier is a man of excellent character and principles,
and by his steady and honest industry he gains the esteem of all.
From Ontario County Journal 10 January 1890
NEWTON - THOMAS
Bristol, N. Y. - The marriage of Jno. Newton to
Lida Thomas was solemnized at the bride's parents last
p.m. The wedding was a very pleasant affair. The bride, who was
charming, was the recipient of many beautiful presents. The groom was
highly elated and all congratulated him on winning one of the finest
young ladies in our section.
MALLERY - WALKER
Married, Dec. 25, 1889, at the home of the bride's grandfather, Henry
Brooks, in Canandaigua, Edwin D. Mallery, of Pawnee City,
Neb., to Miss Minnie Walker, of Canandaigua. After a short
visit with friends they will take up their residence in Pawnee City,
Neb. The good
wishes of their many friends follow them.
WHITMAN - LYON
The latest sensation in the town of Naples is the marriage of Frank
Whitman and Miss Myrtie Lyon, of that town, the course of
whose love has been anything but smooth, but which, in agreement with
the old adage, proves to have been true. The manner in which their
was prevented on two occasions was remarkable to say the least. On one
occasion they were riding in a carriage on their way to the minister's
residence, when they were surprised by some men who stopped the horse,
took Whitman from his prospective bride's side, and carried him in
conveyance to another town. Only a day or so after, when the couple had
renewed their efforts to become one and stood before the minister in
young lady's home, the young man was arrested by an officer and taken
He was released on bail next day, and it is believed that the
lovers have since succeeded in consummating their fond hopes. The cause
all the trials and tribulations through which they passed is said to be
usual one of parental opposition. Whatever the merits of the case, the
people are entitled to credit for their loyalty and perseverance under
On 17 January was published in same newspaper:
Editor, Ontario County Journal: So much has been published during
the past week in regard to the marriage of Frank Whitman and Miss
Myrtie Lyon, of the town of Naples, and no definite reason given why
the young man's friends were so averse to the union, that the Whitman
family ask that a true statement of the affair be made public through
the columns of your paper. It is no more than natural that parents
should object to a
marriage between a son who, though twenty-seven years of age, never has
nor ever will be capable of thinking or acting for himself, and a girl
figured conspicuously in a lawsuit less than eight months ago, to
recover damages from a certain young man in this town for the birth of
her illegitimate child, and these people that have taken such an active
part, and caused
these rumors to be printed, are the same ones that were instrumental in
her ruin and downfall.
From Ontario County Journal 24 January 1890
DOOLITTLE - ELDRIDGE
SMITH - SMITH
Canadice, N. Y. - Last Thursday, Jan. 17th, Mr. Edwin
Doolittle and Miss Emma Eldridge of Canadice, and Willard
Smith of Richmond and Mary Smith of Richmond,
drove to Livonia through wind, mud and snow and took passage on the old
ship Matrimony. They paid for their tickets at the M. E. parsonage, the
agent being the Rev. Mr.
Gates. It was a stormy undertaking, and while one lady could Doolittle
more than change her name, the other did not do that even. We extend
From Ontario County Journal 28 February 1890
STANDISH - GRIESA
Parties from Canandaigua, Kanona, Cohocton, South Bristol, Dansville,
Bath, Italy and 100 or more from Naples, attended the wedding of Robert
C. Standish and Ida M. Griesa on Wednesday afternoon,
19, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Griesa. Many
other invited friends of the families in New York, Buffalo, Rochester,
Elmira, Philadelphia and other places sent pleasant words of
The bride was attended by Miss Dora Standish, of South Bristol, and
Minnie Sabin, of Naples. The groom's best men were John Granger, of the
lake, and Will J. Lewis, of Naples. Rev. B. F. Millard was the
clergyman. The whole affair was very successfully planned and happily
consummated. Mr. and Mrs. Standish will very soon begin housekeeping in
his new house, one-fourth mile south of the head of Canandaigua lake.
From Ontario County Journal 14 March 1890
CRITTENDEN - YOUNG
The marriage of Augustus W. Crittenden and Miss Hattie E.
Young, both of this village, occurred at the residence of the
bride on Chapin street Monday evening. After the ceremony the couple
Baltimore Express for Washington, where Mr. Crittenden has secured a
in the Census department of the U. S. government. The kindest wishes of
hosts of friends follow the young couple to their new home. Merrill
company, of which the groom was a member, made the happy pair a present
a handsome French clock.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 June 1907
LYNCH - MARION
Seneca Falls, N. Y. - Miss Catherine Agnes Marion, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. William Marion, of Troy street, and Thomas F. Lynch, of
Geneva, were united in marriage at St. Patrick's church at 3 o'clock
yesterday afternoon by Rev. M. U. Dwyer. A large number of invited
guests were present. The bride was attended by Miss Julia C. Minehan,
of Rochester, and Martin Lynch, a brother of the bridegroom, was best
man. The ushers were Edward
Marion, of this village, and Augustus Durkin of Waterloo. The bride's
was of brown silk, trimmed with blue chiffon and cream lace. She wore a
picture hat and carried a white prayer book. Her maid wore a
liberty silk under lace. She wore a hat to match and carried pink
After the ceremony a reception and wedding supper were held at the home
the bride's parents in Troy street. They left on an evening train for
eastern trip, after which they will be at home to their friends in
where Mr. Lynch is employed in the Lisk works.
SALISBURY - SEIGFRED
Seneca Falls, N. Y. - A pretty home wedding was held yesterday
at the residence of Mrs. Harriett Seigfred in Ovid street when her
daughter, Miss Minnie M. Seigfred was united in marriage to Grey
Salisbury of Canandaigua. Rev. A. W. Taylor, pastor of the
Congregational church, performed the ceremony in the presence of a
large number of relatives and friends. The ceremony was performed under
a beautiful floral arch. The
home was trimmed with potted plants, cut flowers and ferns. The bride
a gown of white batiste lawn, trimmed with Valenciennes lace and
a bouquet of brides' roses. She was unattended. A reception and wedding
luncheon followed the marriage and Mr. and Mrs. Salisbury left shortly
seven o'clock for a trip through the eastern state. They will reside in
The following were among the out-of-town guests: Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Seigfred of Auburn; Mrs. H. A. LaMorze of Grafton, S. D.; Miss Mary
Syracuse; Miss Harriett Armendinger of Warsaw; Mr. and Mrs. George Deer
and son, Claude, of Canandaigua; and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Silver of
CHARTRES - HYATT
A very pretty but quiet wedding took place this morning at 9:30 o'clock
at St. Francis de Sales church when Miss Mary Hyatt, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hyatt of North Exchange street, became the
bride of Pierce Chartres. The young people were attended by
Miss Nora Gannon and John J. Chartres, brother of the groom. Rev. W. A.
McDonald performed the ceremony.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 June 1907
O'REILLY - SCANTLIN
GENTNER - O'REILLY
HALLIGAN - DOYLE
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Rev. James T. Dougherty, pastor of St.
Mary's church, performed three wedding ceremonies yesterday. At 3:00
took place the double wedding of Charles O'Reilly to Miss
Catherine Scantlin and David Gentner to Miss Mary J.
O'Reilly, all of this village, at the church. At 7:30 o'clock last
evening took place the marriage of Edward Halligan and Miss
Josephine Doyle, both of this village. The ceremony was performed
at the church.
EATON - ALTHEN
Miss Florence K. Althen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Althen
of Middle street, was married at noon today to Joseph F. Eaton at
Grace Episcopal church, Lyons. Rev. N. M. Webbe officiated. The bride
attended by Miss Carrie Cosselmon, and the groom by Charles Tuck of
N. Y. Guests were present from Clyde, and Geneva. After a short eastern
trip, Mr. and Mrs. Eaton will reside at 45 Middle street, this city.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 June 1907
DALTON - KENNEDY
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The marriage of John Bernard
of Clifton Springs to Miss Emma Gertrude Kennedy of
who has been a teacher in the Clifton Springs High School for the past
years, occurred on Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at the Church of
Ascension in Fairport. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. L. Godyre.
M. Kennedy of Fairport, sister of the bride, was the maid of honor, and
E. Durkin of Geneva acted as best man. The bride was attired in a gown
white silk trimmed in hand embroidery, and carried white roses. The
of honor wore white, both ladies wearing white picture hats. After a
of the Thousand Islands and through the Great Lakes, Mr. and Mrs.
will be at home after August 15th at Canton, Ohio. Both young people
well-known in this village, where they have a host of friends.
NICHOLSON - VALMORE
Canandaigua, N. Y. - At the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. G.
H. Spangenberg, on the west lake shore road, Wednesday evening, took
the marriage of Miss Juanita Gertrude Valmore to Mr.
Charles Nicholson of Chapinville, Rev. J. S. Ebersole officiating.
guests witnessed the ceremony which was performed before a bower of
locust boughs, ferns and roses.
FARRANT - PIERCE
Canandaigua, N. Y. - The marriage of Miss Anna H. Pierce to
Mr. Bernard Farrant took place at the home of the bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Pierce, Garden street, yesterday
afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rev. W. H. Skeels, pastor of the All Souls
Universalist church, officiating.
KINDELBERGER - BURGESS
Gorham, N. Y. - The Presbyterian church of this village was the
scene of another pretty wedding on Wednesday at 12:30 o'clock, when Miss
Sara Lucille Burgess of this village, was married to Charles
Kindelberger of Middlesex. Henry J. Teece and Charles Pybus, as
ushers, preceded the bridal party to the alter, entering the church as
Mendelssohn's wedding march was being played by Miss Bessie Allen, in
the following order: The best man, C. C. Shepard of Middlesex, and
groomsman, Joseph Doyle of Oaks Corners, followed
by the groom; Miss Mary Burgess, sister of the bride, maid of honor,
Miss Sara Reed of Oaks Corners, bridesmaid; lastly, came the bride
gowned in white Persian lawn with Valenciennes lace and a tulle veil,
held in place with bride roses and carrying a bouquet of white
carnations. The maid of
honor wore pink batiste and the bridesmaid pink silk mulle, both gowns
white lace trimmings and their bouquets were of pink carnations and
roses. Little Helen Burgess, niece of the bride, with Berlin Werley,
of the groom, bore the ring. The couple were united by Dr. McColl after
order of service of the Presbyterian church. The rostrom was tastefully
decorated with ferns and flowers, the color scheme being pink and
white. A reception followed the ceremony at the home of the bride where
congratulations were received and a wedding dinner served under the
direction of Mrs. James Adamson. The presents were many, handsome and
useful. Late in the afternoon, the happy couple left for a trip to New
York, and upon their return will reside in Middlesex
where the groom, formerly a resident of this village, is employed as
agent in the Lehigh Valley depot. The bride was graduated from Ithaca
School in 1901, since which time she has been teaching in the schools
Gorham and Phelps. Among the out-of-town guests were Elton Rogers and
Outhouse of Canandaigua; Miss Blanche Wieks of Rochester; Miss Crouse
Middlesex and Joseph Doyle and Miss Reid of Oaks Corners.
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