Marriage Notices - Page 3
From Geneva Gazette 14 February 1890
ROZEY - ALGER
Deyo Rozey, a boy of 17, and Florence Alger, a girl
of 19, pupils of the Naples Union School, eloped last week and got
married. Both are of good families -- they were only a little
premature in their matrimonial alliance. It is said the parents
will accept the situation with a "God bless you."
From Geneva Gazette 9 May 1890
NEWMAN - REYNOLDS
The marriage of Lulu W. Reynolds, daughter of Dr. R.
L. Reynolds, to Shannon F. Newman of Philadelphia, was
solemnized by the Rev. Dr. Remick of the Second Presbyterian Church at
her home on Genesee street, at eight o'clock, April 16. The bride
was attired in a Grecian dress of white silk, and the groom
wore the conventional evening dress. Miss Marcellus of Amsterdam,
N. Y., the maid of honor, wore a dress of Nile green silk. Dr. E.
E. Reynolds, brother of the bride, was best man. The house was
beautifully decorated with cut flowers and potted plants. Mr.
and wife, of Atlantic City, brother of the groom, were present and
the bride and groom on an extended western trip. The bride was
the recipient of many beautiful presents.
From Geneva Gazette 13 June 1890
COLLINS - HIGGINS
HYMENEAL - A notable wedding took place at St. Francis
deSales Church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. Father
Payne united in the holy bonds of matrimony William A.
Collins, of New York, and Miss Gertrude Higgins of Geneva.
Jas. E. Durkin and Miss Grace Devine acted as groomsman and
respectively. The bride was dressed in a pale blue silk gauze
imported dress, with white Neapolitan hat trimmed with blue birds and
pink roses. She wore diamond ornaments. Miss Devine was dressed
in white moire silk, covered with white lace and trimmed with white
silk ribbon. Her hat was a white leghorn with white plumes,
pearls for ornaments. The gentlemen were dressed in conventional
A large concourse of people were present at the ceremony, and the
bride, the cynosure of all eyes, appeared the embodiment of loveliness.
The groom is a rising New Yorker, prominently associated with
the Cobb Heater Company of 48 Center street. After the ceremony
the young couple with their immediate friends sat down to a sumptuous
lunch at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James
Mr. and Mrs. Collins took the 10:35 train for New York that same
evening where they will make their home. Miss Higgins is a
young lady of rare accomplishment and beauty, a native of Geneva, but
lately a resident of New York where she was met and wooed by Mr.
Collins. The best wishes of a host of friends accompany her on
journey with the companion of her choice.
From Geneva Gazette 27 June 1890
SPARROW - GROVES
Hymeneal - Tuesday afternoon, at 5:30, James Sparrow and
Miss Dora Groves were married at St. Francis deSales church,
Rev. Father Payne officiating. Thos. Manley
was best man, and Miss Susie McDonough acted as bridesmaid. The
many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Sparrow join in wishing them a happy and
prosperous life's journey.
From Geneva Gazette 27 June 1890
REED - WELCH
Clarence C. Reed and Miss Mary H. Welch, daughter of
our respected townsman, Charles T. Welch, were united in the holy bonds
Tuesday evening by Rev. Dr. Stilwell. Mr. Reed is an employee at
Phillips & Clark's stove works, where he is held in high esteem by
his associates. Our most hearty congratulations are extended to
Mr. and Mrs. Reed.
From Geneva Gazette 27 June 1890
SMITH - GEORGE
Among the happy events of the week was the marriage of Mr. W. N.
Smith and Miss Louise George, which took place
Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock at the residence of the bride's parents
on South Cherry street, the Rev. J. C. Nichols officiating. The
joyous event over, the bride and groom, surrounded by a host of
sat down to a well filled table and made merry over the good things
provided. Mr. Smith is an employee of the Adams Express Company,
and a well known member of the Chas. J. Folger Hook and Ladder Company.
Will is popular, every foot of him, and that means a great deal.
That means a great deal. The happy couple were the recipients of
many presents, and their entree into the business of housekeeping will
be most auspicious. Mr. and Mrs. Smith took the 10:05 train
westward. After a short trip, they will return to take up the
duties of married life in the neat little home awaiting them.
From Geneva Gazette 19 September 1890
NYLON - TOOLE
Hymeneal - Mr. T. F. Nylon and Miss Mary E. Toole, were
united in the holy bonds of matrimony at St. Francis de Sales church
yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rev. Father McDonald officiating.
Jas. Moylan acted as best man and Miss Katie Toole, sister of the
bride, was maid of honor. P. Hastings, M. Conneley, M. O'Connor
and L. Reddy were ushers. The ceremony over, the happy couple
repaired to the residence of the bride's parents on Middle street,
where during the evening the festivities incident to a wedding were
indulged in. A sumptuous banquet awaited the invited guests in
the evening, and on a spacious platform erected on the lawn dancing was
the order. The wedding presents were many and costly. Our
best wishes are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Nylon in their journey through
From Geneva Gazette 31 October 1890
KANE - DWYRE
Hymenial - Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Francis de
Sales church alderman T. A. Kane and Miss Mame Dwyre were
united in the holy bonds of matrimony. A nuptial mass was said by
Rev. Father Payne. Very Rev. Father McDonald performed the
wedding ceremony. A. M. Hennesey acted as best
man, and Miss Allie Purdie of Auburn, niece of the bride, was maid
of honor. The choir of which Miss Dwyre is organist and leader
assisted and rendered some choice music. Sister M. Edwards
at the organ. Mr. and Mrs. Kane took the ten o'clock train east.
They will visit Boston and other eastern cities before returning.
A sumptuously furnished home on Genesee street awaits them.
The many friends of both contracting parties join in wishing the
couple every blessing.
From Geneva Gazette 10 July 1891
BAYARD - SOMERSETT
Seneca Castle, N. Y. - On Monday afternoon last occurred the
wedding of Miss Catherine L. Somersett to
Wm. E. Bayard of Geneva, at the residence of the bride's
parents, Mrs. Wm. Somersett of this village, the services being
performed by the Rev. Wm. B. Edison, D. D., rector of St. John's and
priest-in-charge of St. Paul's, Phelps. The bride was given away
by Dr. D. S. Allen of Seneca, only the near friends and relatives being
present. After all had partaken of a sumptuous wedding repast,
the bridal party started on their tour to New York city. The
presents, although not numerous, were fully compensated for by their
unusual value and fineness of quality, thus testifying the esteem and
respect of her many friends for her.
From Geneva Gazette 31 July 1891
DWYER - BRODERICK
Hymenial - Last Monday night at St. Francis de Sales church there
was a very pretty wedding, the high contracting parties being Mr.
Frank Dwyer of Cincinnati and Miss Maggie Broderick of
Geneva. At precisely 6 o'clock the wedding party arrived,
alighted from the hacks and marched up the long aisle of the church
while the organist, Miss Allie Purdy, caused the organ to peal forth
those beautiful strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March. The
bridal party consisted of the "best man," Mr. W. J. Broderick, the
maid of honor, Miss Kittie Broderick, sister of the bride, and the
bride and groom. The party halted at the altar where the ceremony
was impressively performed by Father Payne. After the ceremony a
was held at the home of the bride on Castle street. Mr. and Mrs.
Dwyer received many handsome as well as valuable presents. The
bride and groom took the 8 o'clock train for Cincinnati, bearing with
them the best wishes of a large circle of friends. Frank Dwyer is
well known as Hobart's former famous ball tosser, now a member of the
Cincinnati Association team.
From Geneva Gazette 18 September 1891
MANLEY - McDONOUGH
Hymenial - A very pretty church wedding took place at St. Francis
de Sales Church Wednesday evening last, the contracting parties being Mr.
Thos. Manley and Miss Susie McDonough, both of Geneva.
Miss Minnie McDonough of Albany, cousin of the bride, acted as
maid of honor, Mr. Thos. McGuiness as best man. The ushers
were Ed. Broderick, Will McDonough, John Reddy and Ed. McDonough.
The ceremony was performed by Father Quinn of Rochester.
After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride,
at which place the guests enjoyed themselves in dancing until a late
hour. The bride and groom received many handsome and valuable
presents, consisting of silver ware, bric-a-brac, and an
unusual amount of household furniture. Mr. and Mrs. Manley will
immediately commence housekeeping in their new home on William street.
They have the best wishes of a large circle of friends.
From Geneva Gazette 2 October 1891
BEARD - SHAW
Hymenial - Charles S. Beard of Geneva and Miss Adelaide E.
Shaw of Waterloo were married at the latter place Tuesday evening
last, the Rev. Dr. Duff officiating. The groom is an estimable
and popular young man, enjoying an extensive acquaintance, one and all
of whom will heartily wish him "much joy." The lady who has
become his wife is a niece of the late Judge Wm. H. Burton,
and was left an orphan at the tender age of one year by the accidental
deaths of both father and mother. When he owned the Observer Judge
Burton gave her the opportunity to learn "the are preservative" and
thus to enable her to become independent of relatives in earning a
livelihood. She became very proficient in her trade, and readily
man's compensation thereat. For several months past she has been
employed in this office, and we found her faithful in the discharge of
every duty. If Mrs. Beard makes as good a wife as she was a
compositor, Charles will never have cause to regret the choice he has
wedded couple passed through Geneva Tuesday evening and thence south
the Fall Brook route on their wedding trip. They will make this
village their home. The Gazette joins in with hearty
to the worthy couple.
From Geneva Gazette 13 November 1891
SWALLOW - WHEDON
Robert Swallow of Geneva and Miss Addie Whedon of
Seneca were married at the home of the bride's father in
Seneca Tuesday last. They have the best wishes of numerous
From Geneva Gazette 27 November 1891
CONNELLY - KANE
St. Francis de Sales Church was the scene of a very pretty wedding last
Wednesday at 11:30 o'clock, the principals to which were Mr. Martin
F. Connelly and Miss Kate Kane. Miss Bridget Kane, a
sister of the bride, was maid of honor, while Timothy Connolly, brother
of the groom, was best man. The ushers were Edward Broderick,
John O'Malley, Edward McCarthy and J. E. Durkin. The ceremony
making them man and wife was impressively performed by the Rev. Father
McDonald. The wedding march was played by
Miss Allie Purdy. At 5 o'clock P. M., a reception was held at
the home of the bride at which time they received the congratulations
of their many friends. The bride and groom received many handsome
and valuable presents. Mr. and Mrs. Connolly took the 10 o'clock
train west for a short wedding trip. They have the best wishes
of a large circle of friends.
From Geneva Gazette 10 June 1892
NARY - KELLY
John Nary and Bridget Kelly were united in wedlock
by Rev. Fr. Dougherty at St. Theresa's church, Stanley, last Wednesday
afternoon. Miss Margaret Kelly, sister of the bride, was
bridesmaid, and John Murphy of Geneva acted as best man. Mr. Nary
is an employee of the stove works -- is a great favorite with those who
have the pleasure of his acquaintance, and he is generally known as a
steady, industrious and energetic workman. His
many friends will congratulate him upon the advent of his taking
for a life-mate such a capable young lady as Miss Kelly is known to
be, and will join in wishing the happy couple a long life of conjugal
felicity. Mr. and Mrs. Nary will eventually reside in one of Jno.
Jordan's new houses on Middle street.
From Geneva Gazette 16 September 1892
RYAN - HAWKINS
The nuptials of Mr. John Ryan of Seneca Falls and Miss
Theresa Hawkins of Geneva were solemnized with high mass by Rev.
Father McDonald at St. Francis de Sales Church last Tuesday morning.
A large number of friends of the bride and groom were present.
Miss Mary Edwards of Seneca Falls officiated as bridesmaid, and
Mr. Edward Young of Auburn appeared as best man. After a bridal
repast at the bride's home, the happy couple took train for a wedding
trip to New York. Friends remembered them by a lavish bestowal
of suitable presents, and all wish them long and happy life.
From Geneva Gazette 16 December 1892
HOLBROOK - SMITH
Merry Wedding Bells - Two Popular Young People Wedded
at Phelps - One of the most pleasant social events occurring
in Phelps the past season was the marriage of Miss Louise M. Smith,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abram Smith, to Frank L. Holbrook, both
of that place, which was solemnized at the residence of the bride's
parents on Church street, at 6 o'clock Wednesday evening last in the
presence of a large number of friends and relatives of the contracting
parties. Promptly at the appointed time Miss Neva Vanderhoof
the chords of the popular wedding march from Tannhauser, and four young
ladies, Misses Julia Lamb, Nellie White, Leah Smith, (sister of the
bride) of Phelps, and Marie Coolidge, of Williamsport, Pa., entered the
room holding in their hands long white satin ribbons, which formed an
isle through which, a moment later, the bridal couple passed, preceded
by a picturesque little maid of honor, in the person of Miss Selma
Holbrook, sister of the groom, who carried a basket of beautiful
Marshal Neil roses. Proceeding through the dining room and double
doors they took their places under an arch of evergreens, from the
center of which was suspended a huge floral bell, and with a brief but
impressive ceremony the officiating clergyman of the Presbyterian
church pronounced the words which made them man and wife.
Immediately at the conclusion of the ceremony elegant
refreshments, consisting of three courses, were served with neatness
and celerity under the direction of Caterer Ridley, of Newark. An
informal reception was then held when congratulations were the order of
the day and merriment and festivity reigned supreme. Vocal music
by Misses Julia Lamb and Ella Kirk, and recitations by Miss Coolidge
proved a pleasurable diversion until 10 o'clock, when, amid a shower of
ancient foot-wear, rice, ribbons, and good wishes, the newly wedded
pair departed on the east-bound train for a brief visit to Syracuse,
Williamsport, and other cities. The beautiful array of costly and
useful gifts attracted universal attention and were evidence of the
high esteem in which both parties were held by their many friends.
The bride appeared to excellent advantage in
an elegant toilet of changeable blue brochie silk and orange blossoms,
the only ornament worn being a handsome diamond pin, the gift of the
groom. The maid of honor wore a dainty frock of cream cashmere
and silk, while the demure little miss of 12 years, who received the
guests at the door, was also arrayed in a cream-colored gown.
Many elegant toilets were noticed among the guests but space will
not permit of their description.
From Geneva Gazette 5 May 1893
LLEWELLYN - BRIGGS
Miss Grace L. Briggs and Wm. H. Llewellyn, two
popular young people of Clifton Springs, were united in marriage last
Thursday, the Rev. John McKinney officiating.
From Geneva Gazette 25 August 1893
HATCH - ARMSTRONG
The marriage of H. C. Hatch of Cohocton and Miss
Edith Armstrong of Oaks Corners was solemnized on the 21st inst.,
Rev. H. W. Maier officiating.
From Geneva Gazette 19 January 1894
SEYBOLT - HOSTER
The marriage of Horace K. Seybolt of Geneva to Lena Hoster
of Seneca Falls, occurred at the home of the
bride on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Seybolt will take
up their future residence on Lyceum Ave.
From Geneva Advertiser 11 April 1893
HENSON - FERGUSON
A Pretty Wedding - The marriage of our worthy and hustling
townsman Robert W. Henson and Miss Clara L. Ferguson, for
weeks the subject of the thoughts of all the young folks of Geneva,
occurred in the Presbyterian Church, Canandaigua, last
Wednesday afternoon, April 5th, at 5:30 o'clock, which event attracted
a large throng of friends, among whom Geneva was well represented.
Will Smith, our village clerk, was best man, and Miss
Julia Ferguson, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. The
of the Episcopal Church was used. After the wedding a reception
was given at the home of the bride's parents, and at 8 o'clock the
newly-married couple started on a brief wedding trip to the west.
It proved to
be one of the prettiest weddings Canandaigua has seen in many a day.
royal reception awaits the couple on returning to Geneva, where they
will settle down for life; and may it be a long, prosperous and happy
From Geneva Advertiser 17 April 1894
DEY - WILSON
The marriage of Stuart Flower Dey and Miss Mary Wilson, daughter
of John Wilson of North Main street, will
occur in St. Peter's Church tomorrow evening at five o'clock, Rev.
Dr. Rankine officiating. Edwin Siglar will be best man, and
Miss Carrie Dey, sister of the groom, will be bridesmaid. Mr.
and Mrs. Dey have a home in waiting for them, having taken a lease of
Chas. R. Mellen's new house on Castle street. The young couple
have a host of friends in Geneva who will wish for them a long and
From Geneva Advertiser 24 April 1894
STEWART - CROWELL
The marriage of Miss Allie Crowell to Lewis Stewart was
solemnized last Wednesday evening at about eight o'clock at the home of
the bride's mother on North street. It was just a quiet home
wedding, Rev. Mr. Boardman officiating. The couple have settled
right down into home life, a proper thing to do.
From Geneva Gazette 10 August 1894
ANDERSON - THALMAN
Hymenial - The marriage of Miss Carrie Thalman to Mr.
Carl Anderson was solemnized at the residence of the bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Thalman, on Exchange St., Wednesday evening
last. Rev. Dr. Rankine, rector of St. Peter's Church, officiated.
The bridesmaid was Miss Linda Thalman of Rome, the bride's
cousin, and Dr. J. F. Knapp attended the groom as best man.
Congratulations and refreshments followed, and the
happy couple departed by the 10:10 train west on a bridal trip.
bride received many and valuable presents making a rich display --
among which was an elegant upright piano, the gift of her father.
Geneva will continue to be the home of Mr. and Mrs. Anderson.
From Geneva Gazette 18 January 1895
WESTFALL - PATTEN
Mr. Burton S. Westfall and Miss Hattie Patten,
two popular young people of this town (Phelps), were married
by Rev. Dr. Ostrander at Lyons last Wednesday at noon. The bride
and groom left immediately for a two weeks' wedding tour. Phelps
From Geneva Gazette 18 January 1895
MERRIAM - SAXTON
On Thursday last, at the the residence of D. Sears in Seneca
Castle, W. D. Merriam was married to Miss Maud Saxton. The
ceremony was performed by the Rev. Howard Cornell in the presence of a
few invited guests. Mr. and Mrs. Merriam are numbered among our
most popular young people, and their many friends wish them success in
their new life. Clifton Springs Press
From Geneva Gazette 17 May 1895
DEADY - ROY
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Roy of Phelps have issued invitations
to the marriage of their only daughter, Gertrude, to Schuyler
C. Deady of Lyons, which will take place Wednesday afternoon, May
29th at 5 o'clock.
From Geneva Gazette 7 June 1895
SLATTERY - McLEAN
The marriage of Mr. Thomas Slattery of Alliance, Ohio, and Miss
Nora McLean of Seneca was solemnized by Father McDonald at St.
Francis de Sales Church last Wednesday forenoon.
From Geneva Gazette 15 November 1895
STAPLETON - McGOVERN
At Clifton Springs Tuesday morning last, Mr. Lawrence Stapleton of
Geneva and Miss Mary McGovern of the former place (formerly of
Geneva) were united in marriage. Rev.
Father O'Hanlon officiated, assisted by the Very Rev. Father McDonald
of Geneva, the ceremony taking place in St. Agnes Church. The
wedded pair have a host of Geneva acquaintances who extend hearty
From Geneva Advertiser 19 June 1894
TERWILLEGER - CAMERON
Notes from Stanley - A very pretty wedding occurred at the home of Wm.
S. Liddiard, the bride's grandfather, on Wednesday, June 6th. The
ceremony occurred at 3 o'clock p.m., by lamp-light, in the presence of
about thirty guests, Rev. A. B. Temple officiating. The
contracting parties were Miss Gertie E. Cameron and Fred.
Terwilleger of Bruynswick, Ulster Co. The grandfathers of
both bride and groom were present. The bride wore a blue silk,
and was attended by her twin sisters. A bounteous repast was
served after the ceremony. Guests were present from Buffalo,
Geneva, Newburgh. They were serenaded a little later, and then
took their departure for their new house amid a shower of rice and the
customary old slipper. The bride is the fifth generation of the Stanley
and Liddiard families and the groom is also of the fifth generation.
received many beautiful presents, and depart with the best wishes of
From Geneva Gazette 10 April 1896
CONNORS - LOUGHNANE
The first wedding occurred in the new Catholic Church at Clifton
Springs on Monday last. The newly wedded couple
are James Connors and Miss Julia Loughnane.
From Geneva Advertiser 1 January 1895
RILEY - MEEHAN
Two prominent and very popular young people of Phelps, William H.
Riley and Frances A. Meehan, were united in marriage in
St. Francis Church, by Rev. A. M. O'Neill last Thursday evening, at 6
o'clock. Miss Pauline Meehan, the bride's sister, acted as
bridesmaid and her brother, Fred Meehan, as best man. The bride
is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Meehan of the Phelps
hotel, and a reception was tendered the bride and groom and relatives
at the hotel immediately after the marriage ceremony.
From Geneva Gazette 17 July 1896
GILMORE - ELTON
The marriage of J. A. Gilmore, of Geneva, and
Miss May Elton, of Lima, occurred Wednesday evening at the
residence of the bride's mother. The Rev. C. K. Bates officiated.
From Geneva Advertiser Apr 17 1894
GOLDMAN - JACOBS
The marriage of Miss Sadie, eldest daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Jacobs of Geneva, to Adolph Goldman
of Syracuse, occurred here as announced last Wednesday afternoon,
and it was a very pleasant affair notwithstanding the heavy snow storm.
There was an army of friends from out of town invitations to Geneva
people being very limited. The guests were all of their own
faith. The Franklin House was the place of the reception, the
spacious dining hall was covered with crash, and the party had
refreshments and danced until nearly three o'clock next morning.
The future home of Mr. and Mrs. Goldman will be in Syracuse.
From Geneva Gazette 14 August 1896
DUSINBURY - STUBBS
The marriage of Flora E., daughter of W. E. Stubbs, to
Myron H. Dusinbury of Churchville, took place Tuesday afternoon
last at 3 o'clock at the family residence on LaFayette ave. The
best man was Willard F. Doolittle of Geneseo; the bridesmaid, Miss Lois
M. Bennett of our village. Rev. Dr. Remick officiated. A
largely attended reception was held in the evening at the bride's home.
The happy couple departed the same evening on a wedding trip.
From Geneva Gazette 30 October 1896
HEFFRON - MAHONEY
Hymenial - Mr. John Heffron and Miss Bridget Mahoney were
married at St. Francis de Sales Church on Wednesday morning. The
bridesmaid was Miss B. Burns, of Lyons. Mr. John Cron, of
Waterloo, acted as best man. Very Rev. Dean W. A. McDonald
From Geneva Gazette 13 November 1896
BURTIS - SHEAR
Mr. Henry B. Burtis and Miss Sernea Shear were united
in marriage at the Presbyterian Church at Oaks Corners Wednesday
afternoon. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Fred C. Porter,
assisted by Rev. Mr. Meyers. A reception was afterwards held at
the home of the bride at which nearly two hundred guests were
From Geneva Gazette 8 January 1897
REED - RUSSELL
A Former Geneva Man the Hero in an Elopement - A
Shortsville dispatch to the Rochester Herald details the
incidents of an elopement recently occurring in that hamlet. The
man in the case is Clarence Reed, formerly of Geneva, and
the lady Miss Lillian Russell, the 18-year-old daughter of
Albert E. Russell of Shortsville.
Reed had been keeping company with Miss Russell for some time, contrary
to her parents' wishes. The young couple's plans had been well
laid, for when Miss Russell's parents were away,
Reed secured a rig and the couple started toward Palmyra. In the
meantime Mr. Russell was informed by a neighbor and immediately gave
chase. He overtook the elopers a short distance below Manchester
and tried to persuade his daughter to return. A heated
ensued. Mr. Russell came out second best, the young lady refusing to
return. The couple proceeded on their way, while the father
Reed kept a confectionery store in Geneva, first on Main st., and later
on Seneca st. His first wife was a Miss Welch, a Geneva girl, who
died shortly after giving birth to a child. Subsequently Reed
moved away and few if any Genevans knew or cared about his career.
He left in debt, and it is said that when an officer sought to
collect an account on a judgment, all he found was a couple of old
trunks filled with rubbish of no value. We fear Miss Russell has
made a bad bargain in her matrimonial venture. For her sake and
that of her parents, we hope some good may be found in him yet.
From Geneva Gazette 15 January 1897
FITCH - WILSON
Geo. M. Fitch and Miss Mabel Hall Wilson, a popular
young couple of Rushville, were married on the 13th inst. in the M. E.
Church at that place.
From Geneva Gazette 5 February 1897
THALMAN - CORWIN
Saturday evening last Mr. Hiram Thalman and Miss Iva May
Corwin, daughter of Irving Corwin, were united in marriage at the
home of the bride's parents on Lewis street. A short
sleigh ride of five minutes took the wedded couple to their cozy home
in the Burns house on South Main street.
From Geneva Gazette 23 April 1897
SMITH - HOWARD
The marriage of Wm. A. Smith and Anna V. Howard was
solemnized in St. Francis de Sales rectory Monday evening last, Very
Rev. Dean McDonald officiating. Miss Mary Carr acted as
bridesmaid and Robert F. Howard, brother of the bride, as best man.
A reception followed at the bride's home on North Main street.
The couple left on the 8:25 train for New York, departing from
home amid a shower of rice and old slippers and the good wishes of
From Geneva Gazette 2 July 1897
GREENWOOD - FINNERTY
The marriage of Miss Mary Finnerty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John Finnerty, to L. J. Greenwood, occurred Wednesday at St.
Francis de Sales Church, Rev. Father W. A. McDonald officiating.
Miss Kate Finnerty, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid and
Thomas Corcoran best man.
From Geneva Gazette 1 April 1898
VOGT - SCHNIREL
A very pretty church wedding took place Wednesday afternoon at the
German Evangelical church when Miss Hattie Pauline Schnirel, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Schnirel of No. 275 Pulteney
street and Wm. Vogt of Geneva were married by the Rev. Jacob
Burkhardt, pastor of the church. The bride was attired in a
gown of white silk mull with veil, and carried a bouquet of roses.
was attended by Miss Emma Wichman as maid of honor and the Misses Olive
Burkhardt and Minnie Nagle as bridesmaids. Robert Schnirel acted
as best man and the ushers were Paul Schnirel and Fred Vogt. The
wedding was largely attended and numerous and costly presents testified
to the esteem in which the young people are held. They left amid
a shower of rice on an evening train for an extended bridal trip.
From Geneva Gazette 27 May 1898
VAN VLEET - GILBERT
Married, Wednesday, May 25th, at the home of T. B. Ottley, Pulteney
street, Mr. John Van Vleet of Auburn, to Miss
Louise Gilbert, daughter of the late W. L. Gilbert of Geneva.
Rev. W. W. Weller officiated. The parlors were tastefully
decorated with white and purple lilacs and lilies of the valley.
happy bride received many and appropriate presents. They left
the same evening on a wedding trip, returning from which they will
make their home at Auburn.
From Geneva Gazette 24 June 1898
BRENNAN - LACKEY
Mr. M. H. Brennan of this city and Miss Maud E. Lackey of
Clifton Springs were united in marriage at the home of the bride's
mother in the latter place on Wednesday last at noon by the Rev. Father
O'Hanlon. After the ceremony the happy couple
were driven to Geneva to the home of Mrs. John Gleason, a sister of
Mr. Brennan, where a wedding reception was given. The wedding presents
were many and costly -- mute testimonials of the popularity of Mr.
Brennan and his charming young bride.
From Geneva Gazette 12 August 1898
CONNIFF - BRODERICK
At St. Francis de Sales Church, last Tuesday morning, occurred the
marriage of Mr. John Conniff and Miss Mary Broderick in
the presence of a large congregation. Rev. Father McPadden
officiated. The bride was attended by her sister, Mrs.
J. W. White as matron of honor, and Mr. White acted as best man.
wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride on Grove street.
After a bridal trip the wedded pair will settle down in Geneva
and enjoy a happy married life as we hope and believe.
From Geneva Gazette 16 September 1898
STACEY - LANGDON
When tidings were received about two weeks ago that Capt. Stacey
of Co. B. 3d N. Y. Reg't was dangerously ill at Washington, his fiance,
Miss Bessie Langdon of Geneva, following her own
affectionate instincts and obtaining the consent of relatives, hastened
by rail to his bedside. Her arrival had a beneficial effect upon
the patient. After a few days had elapsed his earnest wishes for
a speedy marriage were complied with and in his sick room in the
presence of physicians and nurses the union was duly solemnized in the
ritual of the Episcopal Church. Now the devoted wife can
remain with him until "death do them part." The soldier bride is
a half-orphaned niece of Hon. S. H. Hammond of Geneva.
From Victor Herald 7 September 1895
WARREN - QUIGLEY
One of the pleasantest social events that Victor has seen in
some time occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Quigley Wednesday
evening, the occasion was the marriage of their only daughter, Eloise
M., to Edson D. Warren. About eight o'clock a company of sixty or more
gathered, and a few moments after the bridal party, consisting of the
bride with her maid of honor, Miss Maggie Hotaling, the groom with his
best man, Mr. Warren, and the ushers, Messrs. Atkins and Bumpus, with
Misses Brown and Ellis, entered the room and took their places in front
of a bower of foliage plants and golden rods. Rev. Mr. Bard, of the
Universalist church, then performed the ceremony of his church in a
very pleasing manner. The wedding party immediately repaired to the
dining room where a very appetizing lunch was served, and after a short
time spent in congratulations, the newly married couple were driven to
the depot where
amid a baptism of rice, a shower of old shoes and innumerable
congratulations, they took the train for Rochester; from thence they
will go to the Thousand Islands for a brief wedding tour. On their
return they will make their home
for the present with the bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Warren are well
and quite popular in this community and the hearty good wishes of hosts
of friends are extended to them in their wedded life. A number of
and relatives from Rochester and Rush were present.
From Victor Herald 30 November 1895
WARD - DILLMAN
The residence of Mr. and Mrs. Weitzel on Maple avenue, was the scene of
a very pleasant wedding Wednesday evening of this week. The
contracting parties were Mrs. Weitzel's sister, Miss Lottie E.
of this town and Wm. H. Ward of Rochester. The ceremony
performed by Rev. Peter Lindsay of Rochester. Miss Kate Ward and Mr.
Ward, brother and sister of the groom, acted as bride's maid and best
man, respectively. Hattie Weitzel acted as flower girl, while Lewie
and Etta Ward, performed the part of ushers. The bride was attired in
a very becoming gown of dove-colored silk with pearl trimmings, and
bridal roses. The bridesmaid's gown was of pink landsdowne with chiffon
trimmings, and she carried pink carnations. The decorations were
and beautiful, consisting of palms, ferns, etc. After the ceremony and
congratulations, the guests, about one hundred in number, were served
a wedding supper. The happy couple were abundantly remembered with
and appropriate presents by their numerous friends. The bride has a
circle of friends in this vicinity, one all wish the couple a full
of happiness. They will be at home at No. 99 Driving Park avenue,
after Dec. 20th.
From Victor Herald 14 December 1895
Our esteemed friend, George Bliss, has made a new departure in
life. On Thursday, the 10th inst., he was united in marriage to Mrs.
E. A. Turner of this town, at the home of Mrs. C. M. Mattice in
Canandaigua. Rev. Mr. Hudnutt performed the ceremony. We congratulate
the newly married couple and wish them a full degree of happiness in
their wedded life.
From Ontario County Chronicle 20 February 1901
HANRAHAN - DOYLE
Phelps, N. Y. - Louis Hanrahan and Elizabeth Doyle were
united in marriage Tuesday afternoon at St. Francis Church by Rev.
Father O'Loughlin. Andrew Doyle and Miss Mary Doyle, brother and cousin
of the bride, were the attendants.
From Ontario County Chronicle 27 February 1901
PAUSH - RIDLEY
Phelps, N. Y. - A quiet wedding occurred at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Marsh Ridley last Wednesday afternoon, when their
daughter, Miss Nellie, was united in marriage to Albert Paush.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. J. Waugh, of the
From Ontario County Chronicle 6 March 1901
OLMSTEAD - CONKLIN
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Last Wednesday afternoon at this
place occurred a pretty wedding, when in the presence of a large
of friends and relatives, Miss Mabel May Conklin and Frederick
G. Olmstead were united in the holy bonds. The ceremony was
performed beneath an arch of evergreens, in the tastefully decorated
the bride's home, by her uncle, Rev. N. J. Conklin of Rochester. Miss
Myrta A. Conklin, cousin of the bride of Mt. Morris, was bridesmaid,
H. E. Olmstead of Buffalo, brother of the groom, acted as best man.
Emma Conklin of Ionia, Glenn Conklin of Rochester, cousins of the
and Miss Flora Olmstead, sister of the groom, of West Bloomfield, and
Leaty of Ontario, acted as ushers. Miss Ida Conklin, sister of the
played the wedding music. The bride's gown was of cream cashmere,
with cream lace and cream satin ribbons. She carried bride's roses. Her
maid wore white muslin, trimmed with white satin ribbon, and carried
carnations. Guests were present from Auburn, Rochester, Buffalo,
Mt. Morris, Victor, Ontario, Ionia and West Bloomfield. Immediately
the ceremony there was a reception, and supper was served by Miss Rose
of Canandaigua, ably assisted by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Conklin of
and Mr. and Mrs. William Conklin, Mr. and Mrs. Burton Conklin and Mr.
Mrs. Horton Tiffany of East Bloomfield. Mr. and Mrs. Olmstead received
heartiest congratulations of the many friends in this vicinity. They
reside in West Bloomfield.
DUNCAN - ROSE
North Bloomfield, N. Y. - At the home of Mr. and Mrs. George I.
Rose, one mile east of North Bloomfield, occurred the marriage
of their daughter, Norma Louise, to Frank Luther Duncan of
Richmond Mills. The ceremony was performed in the presence of about
sixty guests by Rev. B. B. Fairchilds, pastor of the Universalist
Church at North Bloomfield. After congratulations a wedding dinner was
served. Mr. and
Mrs. Duncan left on an afternoon train for a brief trip.
From Ontario County Chronicle 20 March 1901
GOUGH - LEIGHTON
South Bloomfield, N. Y. - The marriage of Mr. Lewis W. Gough of
Bristol Center and Miss Anna M. Leighton took place last
Thursday night at the home of Heber E. Wheeler, in South Bloomfield.
was performed by Rev. W. D. Robinson. Miss Nellie Leighton, sister of
bride, was bridesmaid and Mr. Mortimer Clement of Bristol was groomsman.
DARLING - VAN WORMER
Last Thursday evening the home of Mr. and Mrs. Emory L. Van Wormer,
on the lake shore road, was the scene of a pretty wedding, the occasion
being the marriage of their daughter, Miss Florence Gail Van Wormer
to Charles Wesley Darling. The Rev. H. Wyse Jones, pastor
the First Baptist Church of Canandaigua, performed the ceremony in the
of the immediate relatives and friends of the contracting parties. Miss
Annie Moore of Avoca was the maid of honor and R. D. Patterson of
Canandaigua was the best man. The house decorations were carried out
with green, cut flowers and potted plants. At the conclusion of the
ceremony a wedding breakfast was served. Mr. and Mrs. Darling started
on the evening train for a trip to Washington, Philadelphia and New
York. After they return they will be at home at No. 47 Chapin street.
The groom is a well-known and popular newspaper correspondent and his
bride a young lady well and favorably known in Canandaigua. They have
the best wishes of all who know them.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 February 1907
DENNISON - WEST
Elmer H. Dennison and Miss Mae Jean West, both of this
city, were united in marriage Saturday evening at eight o'clock at the
home of Rev. W. K. Towner, pastor of the First Baptist church. Mr. and
Dennison left for a short trip, after which they will be at home to
friends at N. 96 Lewis street.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 February 1907
ROBINSON - ELDRIDGE
A very pretty home wedding occurred yesterday at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. E. R. Eldridge of Macedon, when their oldest daughter, Grace
Leo, became the bride of Stewart Allen Robinson of Flint.
The groom is well known in this city, being a graduate of the Geneva
High School class of 1904. The ceremony was performed in the presence
of a large number of guests by Rev. R. L. Robinson of Clarendon, an
uncle of the groom, assisted by Rev. B. D. Showers of Flint, pastor of
the church attended by the groom. The bride was dressed in a gown of
cream colored lansdown and carried a bouquet of white carnations. Among
the guests was Mrs. C. A. Coase of Palmyra, a sister
of the late Admiral Sampson, and a relative of the bride. Other
out-of-town guests were Miss Phoebe Stewart of Penn Yan; Mrs. and Mrs.
Merritt of Palmyra; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Robinson of Flint; Mr. and Mrs.
D. B. Campbell or Rochester; Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Showers of Flint, and
Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Campbell of Geneva. Following the ceremony, a
wedding supper was served, after which the bride and groom left for a
months' trip in the west. They will be at home after April 1st in
Flint, where the groom is superintendent of his father's large heading
From Geneva Daily Times 23 February 1907
VAN DYNE - SEAMAN
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Announcement has been received of the
marriage of Mr. Harry Jay Van Dyne to Miss Martha Seaman at
the home of the bride, Wednesday, February 20, at Canajoharie. Mr. Van
Dyne is a
popular young man of this village and a member of the firm of Homes
Van Dyne. After a short wedding trip the young couple will be at home
their friends after April 1 in this village.
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