From Victor Herald 1 January 1904

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
A very pleasant social gathering was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. N. Fisher, December 29th, the event being the 75th birthday of the father. This gathering was of special to those concerned as it was the first reunion since 1898 when their golden wedding was celebrated. The family consists of six children, thirteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren, and is remarkable in the fact that there has never been a death in the original family. A bountiful repast was served and the hostess was the recipient of many gifts, both useful and ornamental.

From Geneva Advertiser 5 January 1904

Geneva has quite a number of fever patients just now, typhoid, of whom Mrs. A. J. Stahl and Mrs. W. A. Barlow are numbered, both now convalescing, but their cases were severe.

A few days ago Peter Conover had a severe fall in his own yard, and it gave a wrench to his back and shoulder that has remained by him. He is a man who weighs 260 pounds, and such a fall is more severe than to a man of lighter weight. But he manages to be around every day now.

Joseph Wagner of the J. W. Smith Dry Goods Company, made a misstep on a slippery stone in front of the store last Saturday evening, and in the fall broke one of the bones of the left wrist, which we fear will lay him up for several weeks. The stone was free from snow, but very slippery. In their busiest season, his absence from the store will be noticed.

From Geneva Daily Times 5 January 1904

Patrick W. Rouland,
a boiler maker, barely escaped serious injury at the plant of the Phillips and Clark Stove company yesterday. As it was he sustained a badly bruised foot aside from injuries to his chest and head that will confine him to his home for at least several weeks. Rouland, in company with some other men, was engaged in taking down the cupola at the shop preparatory to the erection of a new one. The top, as far as the roof, had removed in the morning and in the afternoon the work was continued. Rouland was standing on a ladder and prying a piece of iron loose when the strain became too great on the ladder and it broke, letting him fall to the ground, about twenty feet. The ladder was broken in three places and part of it fell on Rouland's head and chest. In falling his right leg had also become doubled under him and had struck when he fell upon a pile of old iron. The bones in the ankle were badly crushed. The man was removed to his home and Dr. McCarthy summoned. Although the doctor found no bones broken, they were badly smashed and the doctor regards the injury as worse than a clean break.

From Victor Herald 15 January 1904

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Charles Donahue
had an unpleasant experience recently while installing gas fixtures in a furnace. A valve was accidentally opened without his knowledge allowing gas to enter the fire-pot and when he threw in a piece of lighted paper to test the joints, the flames surged out giving his face and left hand and wrist a bad scorching. So far as is known this is the first accident of the kind during our gas history, but there will be many repetitions unless extreme care is used in handling the useful but highly inflammable vapor.

From Geneva Gazette 19 January 1904

Seneca Rebekah Lodge 159, I. O. O. F., held its regular installation of officers at Odd Fellows Temple Friday evening, Jan 15th. The following are the officers for the year:

N. G. - Mrs. Lucia Lewis
V. G. - Mrs. Effa Elliott
Cor. Sec'y - Mrs. Clara Radder
Fin. Sec'y - Mrs. Clara Davie
Treas. - Mrs. Elida Smith
R. S. N. G. - Mrs. Amelia Tills
L. S. N. G. - Mrs. Geo. Beemish
R. S. V. G. - Mrs. Jos. T. Duck
L. S. V. G. - Miss Kate Aldridge
Warden - Mrs. Harriet Davis
Conductor - Mrs. Chas. Wood
I. G. - Mrs. M. J. Clark
O. C. - Mrs. Arthur Bosworth
Chaplain - Mrs. Lilla Gauger

From Geneva Daily Times 20 January 1904

At the Geneva Aerie of the Eagles last evening the following officers were installed by Worthy Past Presidents, F. L. Shyne and Dan Deegan:
Past Worthy Pres. - W. E. Loftus
Worthy Pres. - John Reddy
Worthy V. Pres. - Alfred Tracy
Worthy Chaplain - George Burr
Worthy Secretary - F. G. Seibel
Worthy Treasurer - Henry Schenk
Worthy Inside Guard - William Deegan
Worthy Outside Guard - William Summerville
Trustees:  William Hitchcock, Mott Fletcher and J. G. Gallagher
Aerie Physician - C. C. Lytle

From Geneva Daily Times 20 January 1904

At a recent meeting of the Bartenders' union, the following officers were elected:
President - C. M. Osborne
Vice President - Daniel Clemments
Secy. and Treasurer - Michael Tracy
Inside Guard - Robert Warner
Trustees - John Sullivan, Frank Murray and Russell Hall

From Geneva Daily Times 21 January 1904

Shortsville, N. Y. -
The timely awakening of Mrs. John Fye of Booth street at an early hour this morning averted what might have been a fourfold fatality. The restlessness of the child sleeping beside her aroused the mother, who although in a stupefied condition, detected the unmistakable odor of coal gas, and managed to arouse herself sufficiently to reach the stove, adjust the drafts and open the door of the house. The son, who was not so seriously affected, called in medical aid and the whole family were finally restored to normal condition. Mr. Fye, who is employed at the Lehigh yards, did not reach home until after all had recovered. The family recently came to this village from Rochester.

From Geneva Daily Times 22 January 1904

Edward T. Broderick
of 157 Main street, the professional basketball player, who had his elbow badly injured in a game three weeks ago, had that member examined under the X-rays by Dr. George S. Means yesterday and it was found that the small bones which had been fractured had not been properly set. Dr. Means did not think it advisable at this time to reset the bones, but bandaged the arm in such a manner that the bones will work back into their natural position. Broderick will, as a consequence, be laid up for some weeks to come.

From Ontario County Journal 22 January 1904

Yesterday was held Paul Fuller's annual wolf hunt and, in spite of the storm, dog owners and sports from this and adjoining towns, numbering 200, witnessed the run. "Judge," owned by B. L. Richardson, of East Bloomfield, won with "Farmer Boy," owned by Jefferson DeBow, of this town, second, and "Don," owned by John Reifstack, of Gorham, third. Henry McCabe's dog came in fourth and John Hurlbert's dog fifth. There were eight entries. In the rabbit chase, the dogs owned by DeBow and Hulbert were successful.

From Geneva Advertiser 26 January 1904

Mr. Thomas Welch,
proprietor of the International Hotel, is a very sick man; the doctors fear cancer of the stomach. He will be taken to the City Hospital today or tomorrow for an examination, and an operation may result. He has been in bed since New Year's day. In six weeks he has lost ninety pounds. His wife and son are carrying on the hotel.

From Ontario County Chronicle 27 January 1904

Bristol Springs, N. Y. -
One day last week as Herman Lee and Chas. Ketcham of this town were returning from East Bloomfield with a gasoline engine, the machine tipped over burying Mr. Lee in a snowdrift. He suffered a broken rib and some severe bruises, but was fortunately not seriously hurt. Falling in the snowdrift undoubtedly saved him from serious injury.

From Geneva Daily Times 28 January 1904

Phelps, N. Y. -
While sawing stove wood with a buzz saw at M. W. King's plow works yesterday, Riley Albro suffered an unfortunate accident. In changing a piece of wood, he became excited and placed his hand in front of a revolving saw. Before it could be removed the saw cut an ugly gash, extending lengthwise through his thumb. Dr. Burt dressed the injury after amputating the thumb. Mr. Albro is without means and will be taken to the County house today.

From Ontario County Journal 29 January 1904

A few days ago, Mrs. Charles Gardner, of Hopewell Center, fell on the ice in her dooryard, suffering a fracture of the right hip. Dr. M. R. Carson is attending her.

From Geneva Advertiser 2 February 1904

Mr. Charles Bean reaches his 78th birthday today, and is still pretty vigorous. He soon goes up into Steuben County to his lumber camp where has about 100,000 feet of hemlock lumber to market. Few men of his years are strong enough to wade through three feet of snow to measure lumber but he is going to do it.

There are several well-developed cased of measles in the city, broke out last Thursday and increasing in number every day. Among them were Misses Mary Black, Harriet Dorman, Mabel Ansley and Miss McDill, whose homes are near Bilsborrow, but who attend the Geneva High School. Some of the young ladies attended a party in the armory Thursday night, and were in ripe condition to give it. Many houses have the quarantine card "Measles" tacked to the doors. It is a mild disease and has only to run its course.

From Ontario County Chronicle 3 February 1904

Allen's Hill, N. Y. -
The installation of officers of Camp No. 9058, Modern Woodmen of America, was held last Saturday evening in Allen's hall. The following were installed:

Venerable consul - G. E. Patterson
Worthy advisor - O. C. Reed
Excellent banker - Will Belcher
Efficient clerk - W. H. Bell
Escort - George Beach
Watchman - Eugene Belcher
Sentry - Edward Stein
Physician - E. B. Sayre, M. D.
Manager - J. B. Sleght

From Ontario County Chronicle 10 February 1904

Yesterday afternoon Guiseppe Minniti, a little Italian boy, who lives in West avenue, while catching bobs on Main street, fell from the sleigh on which he was riding and was run over, the runner passing over his chest. So far as we are able to learn his injuries are not serious.

From Victor Herald 12 February 1904

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Jacob Jackson
met with an unfortunate accident while driving home from the village recently, and is now tied up in the house with a broken leg. He was turning out from the road into a field and while passing through the gap in the fence, a piece of wire caught the hayrack, slewing the sleds around so that Mr. Jackson's leg was caught between the rack and bolster. He is doing as well as could be expected.

From Ontario County Chronicle 17 February 1904

Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Henry Griswold
met with rather an unfortunate accident while driving home from Victor Wednesday evening last. Near Mr. Arnold's his horses became frightened at an engine in the road and became unmanageable. Mr. Griswold lost one line and they ran into the brook, tipping over the cutter and throwing him and his friend into the water and the horses got down. Help soon came from Mr. Arnold's and he and his horses were well cared for where he remained until morning. Nothing serious happened through the accident aside from a cold bath and a few scratches on the horses.

From Geneva Daily Times 22 February 1904

Eddie Murphy
of Middle street, one of the crack amateur baseball players of this city, left Saturday night for Cleveland, O. Murphy has had several offers from clubs in the Ohio State league, and it is likely that he will accept one of these.

From Geneva Daily Times 24 February 1904

Gorham, N. Y. - Eugene Squier,
a farmer living east of here was kicked by a horse that he was leading to water a day or two ago, and was severely injured, his shoulder blade being torn loose and broken. He is in a critical condition and will likely be a cripple for life.

From Ontario County Chronicle 24 February 1904

John Stevens,
the well-known proprietor of the Stevens Bakery, was pleasantly surprised Thursday by the receipt of an official notice from the Canadian authorities that he had been granted a tract of land of 160 acres in the province of Ontario in recognition of his services as a private in the Port Hope Light Infantry during the Fenian invasion of 1866. Mr. Stevens will take a vacation later on and locate his claim as he has several tracts to choose from in Northern Ontario, some of which are rich in timber and some of which are excellent hunting grounds.

From Ontario County Journal 26 February 1904

Yesterday afternoon Michael Kelly, a Lisk employee, lost parts of two fingers in a machine he was operating. Fred Newman, of the Mutschler meat market, is suffering from a painful wound in the palm of his hand, inflicted by a meat knife. Dr. Brockmyre dressed both wounds.

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Eugene Squier,
a farmer residing east of the village, received painful injuries recently by being kicked by a horse which he was leading to water. His shoulder blade was broken and torn loose.

From Geneva Daily Times 2 March 1904

The grip still seems to cling to Canandaigua, although there are not quite as many cases as there were a week or two ago. It is stated that twenty residents of the county house were ill at one time with the disease. Among the present sufferers are many of the employees of the Lisk Manufacturing company. Some of those who are ill are:  Clarence Lynn, Mrs. Lynn, Miss Addie Cornish, Mrs. Clark Martin, Charles McCarthy, Lieutenant Lancton and Miss Clinnock of the Salvation army and Mr. and Mrs. Michael O'Brien. Miss Elizabeth McClure of the faculty of the Union school is ill with typhoid fever.

From Ontario County Journal 4 March 1904

Chapinville, New York - William Baird,
who left home last week Tuesday, has not returned yet. His family cannot explain his strange disappearance, and they are trying to locate him. Any information will be thankfully received. The family deny the statements that have appeared in several papers that he left home because he was asked to provide certain supplies.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 5 March 1904

Canandaigua, N. Y. - 
Driving on the ice on Canandaigua lake will soon have to be abandoned. Already reports begin to come in of horses breaking through when attempting to cross on the ice. Warren Hawley, who recently moved a portable saw mill across the lake, broke through the ice with a team and a load of heavy logs. He was driving from Stempel's landing to Cottage City, across the lake, having three teams, all drawing heavy loads. He was extricated from the lake with some difficulty by persons residing near where the ice broke. It is stated that the ice has become much honeycombed in places, and driving over it is unsafe.

From Geneva Daily Times 8 March 1904

Peter Barrett
of West avenue, an employe of the Geneva Gas company, fell through a door in a bill board next door to Person & Siglais on Main street this afternoon and severely cut his head and face. He fell fifteen feet. Barrett and partner were working on a leak in a gas main in front of the armory. They needed a wooden block and Barrett set out to find one. He discovered a small piece of board laying near the bill board and as he attempted to reach it, he leaned heavily against the high fence and forced open a door that had become loosened, letting him fall to the ground below. He had his wounds dressed at a nearby physician's and continued at his work.

From Geneva Daily Times 9 March 1904

Rushville, N. Y. -
The newly elected officers of the Merry Maids and Wives are: Mrs. J. H. Adamson, president; W. F. Pearce, secretary; Mrs. M. R. Boardman, Mrs. E. A. Foster and Daniel Paddock, committee.

From Ontario County Chronicle 16 March 1904

Manchester, N. Y. -
Two teams ran away at one time from the Lehigh station on Friday evening, one belonging to Levi Redfield of Farmington and the other to Mrs. James Dillon of Hopewell. Redfield's team was left unhitched at a car that was being loaded with hay, and while the owner was in the car the animals started to run and struck the wagon attached to Mrs. Dillon's team, near another car. This started the Dillon team. The driver, a young man from Lewis Station, who was in the wagon, succeeded in getting hold of the lines, but before he could bring the horses under control, one of the line broke and he was thrown from the wagon, striking on his side and shoulder. He pluckily held to the unbroken line and was dragged along by the frightened horses which, with only one line, began to run in a circle until the circle became so small that one of the horses was thrown almost against the body of the prostrate man, who, fortunately, escaped with a bad bruising.

From Geneva Daily Times 18 March 1904

John Brennan,
who works the King farm west of this city had an exciting and disagreeable experience Wednesday morning. He was attacked by rats and but for the timely arrival of his young son and a dog would undoubtedly have sustained serious injury. All winter rats have swarmed around the granary and every means has been taken to rid the place of them, but without success. Of late the rats have been becoming bolder and additional means have been taken to dispose of them. Wednesday morning Mr. Brennan went into the granary to get some feed for the horses. It was still quite dark in the building and he had no sooner stepped inside the door when he was attacked by about fifty large rats. The rats seem to come at him from all sides and the more he fought them off the more seemed to come. Finally getting close enough they began to run up his body, swarming around his head and shoulders and biting him.  At this Mr. Brennan saw that the rodents were beginning to get the better of him so he started for the door calling for help. His young son heard him and with the farm dog started for the barn and arrived there just as Brennan got to the door. At the sight of the boy and the dog, the rats let up on their attack and scampered away. Mr. Brennan came to Geneva yesterday and secured a half a dozen ferrets and will try this means to exterminate the pests. He states that he does not want to repeat his experience again and that for some time in the future, he will not go into the granary while it is dark alone or until he is sure that the number of rats has been greatly diminished.

From Ontario County Journal 18 March 1904

South Bristol, N. Y. - Mrs. Edward DeLong
narrowly escaped serious burns last week. While lighting a match, the head flew off, lighting upon her sleeve. Her waist was made of flannelette, and instant her sleeve was in flames, spreading over her shoulder. She fought desperately with her hand, slapping out the flames before she was burned. It was a narrow escape and a severe fright.

From Geneva Daily Times 21 March 1904

Phelps, N. Y. - John McMahon
performed the remarkable feat of jumping from a passenger train, running at full speed, and escaping with nothing more in the shape of injuries than a few scratches, caused by rolling into a berry bush. McMahon had been in McMahon had been in Phelps Friday afternoon and when he came to the Central station that evening to take the 7:30 train to Clifton Springs, he was considerably under the influence of liquor. Just after he arrived at the depot, the Buffalo accommodation going east pulled in and without noticing in which direction that train was going, McMahon got aboard and did not discover his mistake until the train was some distance out of Phelps. On learning where he was at, McMahon rushed for the rear door and before the train crew could interfere, he leaped from the platform and went rolling down the thirty feet embankment near Frank Peck's residence. Thomas Dean, who witnessed the affair from his home across the street, come over expecting to find the man dead or at least horribly injured, but to his astonishment found McMahon lying in a berry bush, none the worse for his experience.

From Geneva Daily Times 22 March 1904

Frank Burke,
manager of the Kirkwood hotel, while attempting to adjust an eavestrough on the rear end of the building this morning, sustained several gashes on his nose and face, because the ladder on which he was standing slipped throwing him to the ground. One deep cut on the right side of his nose will mark him for life.

From Geneva Daily Times 22 March 1904

Below is a list of notaries public of the county, who have been reappointed for a year after the expiration of their term, March 30:

Lorenzo Allen, Gorham; Frederick L. Ashley, Honeoye; George L. Bachman, Geneva; William Simms, Geneva; Frank L. Bedell, Geneva; Henry A. Beeman, Canandaigua; Frank Eli Blossom, Port Gibson; Harry G. Chapin, East Bloomfield; Frank A. Christian, Canandaigua; John B. Clark, Geneva; William W. Coe, Canandaigua; Oscar Newton Crane, Canandaigua; Charles Lincoln Crosier, Gorham; John J. Dewey, Clifton Springs; Harry Irving Dunton, Canandaigua; Willis C. Ellis, Shortsville; William M. Fink, Geneva; Miss Blanche Elizabeth George, Canandaigua; Spencer Gooding, Canandaigua; Miss Antoinette P. Granger, Canandaigua; Henry Bronson Graves, Geneva; Lorenzo C. Hall, Canandaigua; Frank H. Hamlin, Canandaigua; George Wright Hamlin, Canandaigua; Arthur I. Hammond, Geneva; John Dunton Harknes, Canandaigua; Charles N. Hemiup, Geneva; Charles M. Hendee, West Bloomfield; Willis W. Holcomb, Bristol Springs; William B. Hotchkiss, Phelps; Amon White Hovey, Bristol Springs; Miss Jane Sexton Hoyt, Canandaigua, Daniel M. Hulse, Canandaigua; Frank W. James, Naples; Charles Van Rensselaer Johnston, Geneva; Frank A. Jones, Holcomb; Samuel Judson Jones, Rushville P. O.; Thomas A. Kane, Geneva; Lewis W. Keyes, Geneva; George Elisha Leech, Canandaigua; Andrew James McIntyre, Canandaigua; Edgar D. Mather, Shortsville; William S. Moore, Geneva; Edwin M. Mott, Farmington; J. Carlton Norris, Canandaigua; Edgar Parker, Geneva; Henry Marvin Parmele, East Bloomfield; Samuel S. Partridge, Phelps; Mark T. Powell, Canandaigua; Asa Beaumont Priest, Canandaigua; Arthur Coe Redner, Geneva; Frederic Seymour Reed, Geneva; William Thomas Rupert, Canandaigua; Albert B. Sackett, Canandaigua; Garry V. Sackett, Geneva; Arthur Hale Smith, Shortsville; Virgil Smith, Reeds Corners; David A. Southerland, Gorham; Albert E. Spitz, East Bloomfield; John H. Stephens, Clifton Springs; J. Morgan Stoddard, Shortsville, Harry Lee Thompson, Phelps; Thomas Y Vincent, Canandaigua; William H. Vrooman, Geneva; Bradley Wynkoop, Canandaigua.

New Appointments - George W. Chapman, Rushville; Frank L. Clark, Naples; Jeremiah O'Malley, Geneva; George E. Richards, Naples; Ralph W. Wisner, Canandaigua.

From Ontario County Chronicle 23 March 1904

Manchester, N. Y. - R. M. Van Vorst
has in his possession an army canteen, a relic of the civil war, which is supposed to have been carried during most of the period of "war time" by Henry Culver, who enlisted in Wayne County and died in Andersonville prison in February, 1865. After Culver's death the old canteen became the property of an old colored man, who shortly after the close of the war came North, bringing the canteen with him as directed until it became the property of Culver's friends by whom it is highly prized.

Bristol, N. Y. - Mr. Rex Fisher, while practicing marksmanship last week, had the misfortune to blow off his hand, and was removed to the Beahan hospital at Canandaigua.

From Geneva Daily Times 25 March 1904

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
A serious runaway accident occurred here Thursday. Frank Bremes, wife and three children of Seneca Castle, were driving into town and when when passing the Lehigh station, a dog rushed out and bit one of the horses, causing it to kick wildly and to throw its leg over the tongue, which snapped off in the struggle.  The horses bolted down Pearl street, throwing Mrs. Bremes, who was holding an infant in her arms and another child. The hind wheel of the wagon passed over her body but luckily she escaped with a severe shaking up and a few bruises. The baby was not so fortunate, its right arm being broken above the elbow. The second child, Rose, escaped with a few bruises. Mr. Bremes and his other daughter, Sophia, jumped and although sustaining painful injuries, no bones were broken.

From Victor Herald 25 March 1904

South Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Edward DeLong
came near being seriously burned recently. While igniting a match, the head flew off, lighting upon her sleeve. Her waist was of flannelette and in an instant the flame had run up her arm and around her neck to the other shoulder. She was alone at the time, and with great presence of mind, slapped the fire out with her hand before she was burned. Mrs. DeLong is not a very strong woman and it gave her a nervous shock felt for several hours.

Mrs. Mary Garrison fell with a lighted lamp in her hand at her home on Maple avenue Wednesday evening, and only the prompt discovery of the old lady's plight saved both the house and occupant from destruction. About nine o'clock as Allen Ransom was walking from Main street down Maple avenue, he heard loud cries coming from Mrs. Garrison's residence and upon going to the house saw through the window the spreading flames. He burst open the door and found an overturned lamp on the floor, Mrs. Garrison lying nearby, her apron, the carpet and boards of the floor on fire. A passerby was called in and the two men smothered the flames with the aid of the carpet. Mrs. Garrison, though over 80 years old, lives alone in the house. She was unconscious when discovered. 

From Geneva Daily Times 28 March 1904

Shortsville, N. Y. -
District Deputy, Ira Manning of Geneva, installed the following officers of Empire Legion, N. P. L at Red Men's hall:

President - Alice M. Davis
Vice-president - Frank E. Daily
Past president - Thomas Delahunty
Secretary and Treasurer - Mrs. Charlotte Sisco
Chaplain - Jennie P. Davis
Conductor - Josie Johnson
Sentinel - William Fennell
Outside Guard - William Duncan

From Geneva Daily Times 30 March 1904

Phelps, N. Y. -
The highway commissioners have appointed the following pathmasters for Phelps to serve for the coming year: William Grimsley, Albert Westfall, Charles White, Elmer G. Miller, Aiken Irving, Cassius Sheldon, John Page, T. F. Mussellman, Carl Beryston, Thomas Day, Herman Metskie, Sidney Booth, Harry Stevenson, Olin Corwin, Ray Newman, Alfred Armington, J. V. Vanderveer, Frank Hornbeck, Irving Ridley; John C. Gifford, Bingham Heator, Henry Colter, Edwin Fregloh, A. J. Hallenback, William Caves, John Hayes, A. B. Smith, Charles Tremble, Peter Norsen, Frank P. Skuse, George Galusha, Ruben Happell, George A. Hoppell, Carl Ridley, Peter Vanderlyke, E. R. Briglen, Lewis Wagner, Robert Hooper, Frank J. Esty, George Peters, Sr., William A. Jameson, George Hollenback, John M. Runyan, John Williams, Charles Frank, Jacob Fisher, J. M. Rolison, John Oldacre, R. B. Cobb, George Rhodes, John Grainey, Frank Salisbury, John F. Winman, George E. Avery, James David, Conrad Nieder, Charles B. Gates, William W. Cudderback, Judson Rayman, O. A. Middaugh, O. P. Lewis, Robert Barrett, Grant Lane, John Toomey, William P. Sheppard, Norman L. Rockefeller, William Stevenson, D. W. McIntyre, J. N. Robinson, Denver Savage, William Hill, W. S. Aldridge, William Salisbury, William Brignall, Thomas Oldacre, John Overslaugh, Samuel Winburn, Edward Steele, William S. Devoll, Edward DePlanter, George I. Smith, John W. Anderson, Albert Goodman, John Boyes, Charles L. Harmon, Charles Gardiner, Samuel Landschoot, Charles Vanderbilt, John R. Stephenson, Frederick Tullett, B. F. Westfall.

From Ontario County Journal 1 April 1904

Seneca Castle, N. Y. - Frank Bremer
and family met with a serious accident at Clifton Springs on Thursday of last week. A dog jumped out and bit one of the horses on the ankle. The horse kicked and threw his leg over the pole, breaking the pole. The frightened horses ran down the street, throwing out the occupants. The oldest daughter, Sophia, suffered a sprained ankle and the infant daughter a broken arm.

From Geneva Daily Times 2 April 1904

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
The membership and instruments of the brass band are as follows: Baritone, A. Krauss; bass, Frank VanDyne and Harry Stevenson; tenor, Gottleib Walters; trombones, Harry Clark, Mr. Allen; alto, James Wicks; coronets, G. L. Williamson, R. Scott, Charles Thomas; clarinets, Leo Lindner, Mr. Kelly, George Walters, Alex Harper; bass drum, G. Hayden.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 April 1904

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
The Manchester Military band will furnish the music for the two steps at the dance given by the Carpe Diem club of Canandaigua at the Armory hall, Monday evening. Among those who will attend from this village are the following: Misses Mabel Upham, Matie Knowles, Gladys Felton, Verna Brown, Cornelia Bidwell, Irene VanBuren, Genie Heath, Florence Wadsworth, and Messrs. Charles Buck, Richard Clark, Harry Heath, William Hibbard, William Mills, Sidney Heath, Ernest Jones and Roy Conderman.

From Geneva Advertiser 5 April 1904

Mr. Henry Loomis
is 87 years old and reads the finest print without glasses. He exercises a good deal, sleeps well and finds no fault with the passing of time. But he has aged considerably the last two years, we can see that. He has lands in nearly all the western states, and we do not envy the administrator of his estates the work of settling his affairs, unless he has had talks with Mr. Loomis and has put everything in writing now. We may add that Mr. Loomis now lives in the house in which he was born.

From Ontario County Chronicle 6 April 1904

Manchester, N. Y. -
The pupils of the High School who are interested in baseball have determined to be early in the field this season, and at a meeting held last night, the schedule of officers and players was made up as follows: Manager, Andrew Ryan; secretary and treasurer, Hugh Hawkes; captain, J. Myron Burns. The positions are assigned subject to change: catcher, Ryan; Pitcher, Smith, first base, Brown; second base, Burns; third base, Farnsworth; shortstop, Chambers; left field, Short; right field, Bennett; center field, Ver Plank.

From Geneva Daily Times 11 April 1904

Phelps, N. Y. -
While watching a wrestling match between two boys Saturday evening, John Ingalls, a Cornell freshman, who is home on a vacation, came very near losing the sight of one of his eyes. One of the wrestlers had a lighted cigar in his mouth, which during the struggle became broken and a large portion of the fire and ashes lodged in Mr. Ingall's right eye. He was taken to a physician where after several hours treatment the sight was pronounced unhurt. The injury is still very painful.

From Geneva Daily Times 19 April 1904

John Ridley
of this city, who was reported to have disappeared, has been found in a hospital at Utica, suffering with typhoid fever. The authorities have communicated with Mrs. Thomas Laing of Avenue B, a sister of Ridley, and it is expected that some member of his family will go to Utica to take care of him. Ridley left here two weeks ago with three horses which were being shipped to Providence, R. I. Since that time nothing had been heard from him, and his relatives and friends thought that some accident had befallen him. The letter announcing his sickness was received yesterday. From what was learned from it, the horse car was delayed at Utica and before freight congestion could be relieved, Ridley had contracted a fever. The horses were moved without a hostler and arrived at their destination in a half-starved condition. Ridley has many friends here who are anxious about his condition.

From Geneva Daily Times 20 April 1904

Phelps, N. Y. - Thomas Bennett
had a narrow escape from being killed, or at least seriously injured, at the New York Central station yesterday morning. He is employed at Phelps Junction and was waiting for the 6:43 west-bound train to take him to work. When it arrived all of the passengers, except Bennett, got aboard and the train was backed on to a siding, east of the station, to allow the east bound train to pass. When the track was clear, the train pulled out and was running about fifteen miles an hour when Bennett attempted to get aboard between the baggage car and smoker. He was thrown violently against the side of the coach and with his feet just clearing the forward trucks, was dragged about fifty feet before he could recover himself and get safely on the steps. The incident was witnessed by a number of people about the station whose nervous systems were considerably shocked.

From Geneva Advertiser 26 April 1904

George Phillips,
driver for Dr. Jordan, was down town with a horse and buggy Thursday afternoon, and seated beside him was Mrs. Foss, sister of Dr. Jordan. Down near Milton street on Castle, the horse shied at a loose bit of paper flying in the street. Mr. Phillips pulled the horse up so suddenly that both people were thrown over the dashboard. Mr. Phillips held on and was dragged a few feet. Both were considerably bruised, but escaped serious injury. Neither horse nor buggy was damaged as the horse did not get away.

From Geneva Daily Times 27 April 1904

Phelps, N. Y. - Frank Parrish,
a section hand employed on the New York Central railroad near Holcomb, was brought to his home in Phelps yesterday suffering from injuries received by falling from a handcar while going to work. Parrish fell in front of the car and received a bad scalp wound besides minor bruises about the back and chest. He was taken to his home three miles northeast of Phelps and is at present resting quite comfortably. No serious results are anticipated.

From Ontario County Chronicle 27 April 1904

Victor, N. Y. - John Jones
of Fishers, an employe at the Locke Insulator factory, met with a serious accident late Friday afternoon. Mr. Jones stood in a wagon, unloading barrels at the factory, when the horse suddenly started and he was thrown to the ground, the skids striking him. His leg was broken and he was otherwise injured. Dr. W. B. Clapper was summoned and the injured man was removed to his home.

From Victor Herald 29 April 1904

The Victor Jr. baseball nine has been organized and challenges the world of its size. The lineup is as follows: Pitchers, Harry Lockhart, George Higinbotham; catcher, Allan Hopkins; 1st base, Fred Locke; 2nd base, George Higinbotham; 3rd base, Earl Driscoll; shortstop, Howard Barry; right field, Charlie McCann; left field, Henry Toomey; center field, Harry Loomis; substitutes, Fred Sale, Roy Eldridge, Russel Simonds; captain, Fred Locke. Arrangements for games should be made with Howard Barry, manager.

John Smith,
of Fishers, suffered the breaking of a leg while working at the Locke insulator factory last Friday afternoon. He was assisting in loading some barrels of insulators on a wagon when the horse started up catching Smith's leg between the wagon and a barrel. Dr. W. B. Clapper reduced the fracture and Smith was taken to his home.

From Geneva Daily Times 3 May 1904

Shortsville, N. Y. -
As Patrick McNally, a resident of Manchester, and an employe of the Lehigh Valley was walking on top of a freight car in the yards between Shortsville and Manchester, Sunday, he made a misstep and fell to the ground, breaking one ankle and sustaining a severe shock.

From Geneva Daily Times 16 May 1904

Thomas Murphy,
a teamster employed by Beard Brothers, was severely injured while drawing lumber from the Nester Malt house this morning. He was engaged in drawing wood from the coal shed and had piled the wagon as high as he could with boards. At the entrance of the yard there is a scantling upon which the gate is hung and Murphy who was on top of the load did not notice the scantling until the wagon was almost up to it. He crouched down but the space between the top of the load and the scantling was too small to permit his body to pass through and before the horses could be stopped, he was severely wedged between the two. The horses stopped, however, when they found something blocked their way and they were backed up. When the man was removed he was suffering from severe pains in the back and side and it was necessary to send for Dr. McCarthy, who found his back badly bruised. It is believed, however, that aside from the bruising he received no other injury and that with a few days lay-off he will be all right again.

From Geneva Advertiser 17 May 1904

Sunday morning Peter Conover met with a strange accident that will keep him in the house for some days. He arose at 5:30 o'clock, and in passing down stairs his foot slipped and he fell with his lame leg under him -- that leg which was so badly cut up with a reaper when a boy -- and it was doubled up or nearly so. It was badly wrenched and the ligaments in the calf and foot were broken. The physician bandaged it from the knees to the toes, so he sits in a chair at home, unable to move, of course paining him badly.

From Geneva Daily Times 19 May 1904

Phelps, N. Y. - Junior Munger,
a lad about fourteen years of age, who came here a few months ago to live with his uncle, Adelbert Munger, who had been appointed his guardian, disappeared from home Friday and, although diligent search has been made in surrounding towns, no trace of him can be found. The boy was quite short and when last seen had on his ordinary working clothes, a heavy winter cap and low shoes. The reason that is generally assigned for his leaving home is that the truant officer was looking for him on account of his having been absent from school a couple of days last week. The boy's mother is dead and his father lives at Lyons.

From Geneva Daily Times 24 May 1904

Shortsville, N. Y. -
The following veterans have been detailed to decorate the graves in the outlying cemeteries:
James Youngs, Lyman H. Aldrich - South Farmington and Hathaway cemeteries
Charles Knowles - Greenhouse cemetery
Frank Thompson, Alexander Warfield and William Walters - Shaving street, Sand Hill and Sunnyside cemeteries
Charles M. Sisco - Purdy cemetery
J. W. Overacre, Frank Wheat, John Rodney and John Burns - Manchester cemetery

From Geneva Advertiser 24 May 1904

Julius Smith,
an employee of the Phillips & Clark Stove Company, met with an accident last Friday morning so severe that it may cause him to lose his life. He was caught in a pulley while attempting to adjust a belt, whirled part way around the shaft and wedged between the pulley and the ceiling so tightly that it was necessary to cut his clothing in order to remove his body. He sustained a fracture of five ribs on the right side and internal injuries. Had the space between the pulley and the ceiling been a few inches more he would have been drawn around by the revolving shaft and his brains dashed out.

From Ontario County Chronicle 25 May 1904

Wednesday afternoon Necola Dilarba, one of the Italians employed in the paving work on Main street, was struck by one of the large Rochester and Eastern cars while standing on the track engaged in his work. He was picked up and carried into Anthony Lemma's store and Dr. Hallenbeck was summoned who examined him and found that he was severely bruised, but had sustained no fractured bones. His escape from more serious injury was remarkable.

From Geneva Daily Times 26 May 1904

Phelps, N. Y. - Frank Johnson,
a colored barber in the employ of Albert Greyson, fell yesterday afternoon from the second story of the Odell block in which the shop is located, and received what will probably prove fatal injuries. Johnson was sitting in the window and as he started to move he lost his balance and pitched headlong out onto an awning. From there he rolled and struck the stone walk, seven feet below, landing on his head and face. He was picked up for dead and carried to Vansickle's undertaking rooms where in a few moments he showed signs of life. Dr. Vanderhoof was summoned and after examining the man, stated that he had a slight chance for recovering. The injuries consisted of a bad cut on the side of the head from which the blood flowed profusely. He also bled from the ear and it is feared he has concussion of the brain. Johnson is about forty years of age, and had been in Phelps but a short time. Had the awning been up he would have fallen about sixteen feet and would probably have met an instant death.

From Geneva Daily Times 3 June 1904

While under the influence of alcohol, and using the 9 o'clock southbound trolley car as a means to get to his home on the Reed road, Michael F. Burke was thrown from the car at the head of Seneca street today. Burke was standing on the rear platform, and as the car swung around the corner he fell backwards. He struck on the brick pavement on his head and shoulders. Walter Curtis, who happened to be passing by, and William C. Buchholz, of the firm of Schroeder & Buchholz, picked the man up and carried him to the office of Dr. Stebbins, No. 385 Main street. The physician made a superficial examination of the man's injuries, and restored him to consciousness, but decided that he should be taken to the hospital, where a thorough examination could be made. At the institution an examination revealed the fact that there was no fracture of the skull, as was thought. Dr. Stebbins thinks that internal injuries may possibly exist, but will be unable to determine the extent until the patient comes out from the effects of the alcohol.

From Victor Herald 3 June 1904

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Ann Eliza Norton
celebrated her eightieth birthday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. Bridgland, Saturday. Mrs. Norton still enjoys good health and is unusually bright and active for one of her years. The presence of all her children and the congratulations of many friends made the occasion a most happy one. Those of the family present were Mrs. Julia Waite of Naples; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Norton of West Bloomfield; Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Norton and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Norton of this place.

From Geneva Daily Times 6 June 1904

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
At the Episcopal church Friday evening, Bishop Walker of Buffalo, confirmed a large class, composed of Mrs. L. P. Conley, Miss Grace Backus, Mrs. Arthur Stevens, Maud Brown, Mrs. George Barry, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Blossom, and Mr. Edward Smith. Four others were confirmed at their homes. The church was prettily trimmed for the occasion. After the service a reception was given to Bishop Walker at the home of Mr. and Mrs. N. B. Briggs on Teft avenue.

From Geneva Daily Times 7 June 1904

A meeting for the purpose of organizing a lodge of the National Protective Legion was held in the Odd Fellows' block last evening. The following names were presented for charter membership: Charles E. Cook, Mrs. Charles E. Cook, Mrs. J. C. Fitzwater, Mrs. Charles Benjamin, Melvin Gaylord, Mrs. Melvin Gaylord, Wilson M. Black, R. A. Catchpole, Perry Jacobs, Marie E. Brown, Mrs. F. J. Phillips, O. J. C. Rose, S. P. Lanning, Charles McIntyre, Newton Campbell, L. H. Barth, Mrs. L. H. Barth, Floyd M. Joslyn, Orvill Inscho, Addie F. Chapman. The following officers were elected: Past president - M. S. Gaylord; president, Wilson M. Black; secretary, Charles E. Cook; treasurer, Charles Benjamin; chaplain, Mrs. F. J. Phillips; conductor, Addie E. Chapman; trustees, Charles Benjamin, William Smith, S. P. Lanning. The name chosen for the organization was Seneca Legion.

From Ontario County Chronicle 8 June 1904

Gorham, N. Y. - Mrs. Charles Johnson, Mrs. Inez Hershey, Mrs. James B. Detro, Miss Helen Benjamin, Mrs. Jennie Pulver
and Miss Edith Detro arranged flowers for the graves of the soldiers in our cemetery the morning of Decoration Day. C. H. Johnson, James Detro and Richard Fuller carried the flowers to the cemetery and placed them on the graves of their dead comrades.

From Geneva Daily Times 10 June 1904

Phelps, N. Y. -
The six-weeks-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Philys Wyman, who live on the Pre-emption road north of Phelps, came very near being a victim of a fatal mistake. The child had been ill with convulsions for some time and after undergoing an unusually severe one, showed every indication that life had become extinct. Mr. Wyman came to Phelps and telephoned for Undertaker Stewaldt to come and care for the remains. After Mr. Wyman returned home the little one appeared to show signs of life and within a few hours it had fully revived. The child is now doing nicely.

From Victor Herald 10 June 1904

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Eliza Goodwin
celebrated her eighty-first birthday on Monday. The occasion was made a most enjoyable one by the presence of the following long-time associates: Mrs. Olive Steele Donnelly, Mrs. Elizabeth Munson, Mrs. Sabra Andrews, Mrs. William Chase, Mr. and Mrs. George E. Fox and Mrs. Goodwin's brother, Joseph Steele. The combined ages of those present made a total of five hundred and ninety-six years. Mrs. Munson was the oldest of the party, being three years older than the hostess.

From Ontario County Chronicle 15 June 1904

Shortsville, N. Y. -
While operating machinery at the Shortsville Wheel Works on Friday afternoon, Carson L. Ballard, of Chapinville, had the misfortune to cut off the end of the third finger of his left hand.

From Geneva Advertiser 21 June 1904

Theodore W. Duffin
passed his 66th birthday June 13th, and he says that he is the oldest colored man in Geneva who was born here. He has seen many changes in the old town, and has seen the colored race quite decimated. The old families are nearly wiped out.

From Ontario County Chronicle 22 June 1904

Manchester, N. Y. -
An Italian laborer named Felix DeMatt, who has been in this country about thirteen years, a residence of this village and employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company for nearly twelve years, started with his family to return to the land of the "sunny boot" today, taking with him a snug sum of money amounting to $3,960, after paying the passage for himself and family. DeMatt says all his money was saved from his earnings since he has been a residence of this village, while supporting a wife and three children. Five years ago he was naturalized and became a citizen, intending to make this country his home, but recently he signed a contract for the purchase of a fruit farm in Southern Italy, and this is the cause of his return.

From Geneva Daily Times 24 June 1904

John Twomey,
a nurseryman, sixty-seven years old, residing at No. 369 Washington street, was thrown from his buggy to the pavement in front of the Kirkwood last night by a collision with a team attached to a hack, and sustained painful injuries, including some broken ribs and a badly lacerated side and head. He was taken to his home, where his injuries were dressed by Dr. McCarthy. He is resting comfortably today and will recover. According to a spectator's version of the affair, Twomey was driving across the street when a carriage, owned by Kelleher & Malone, driven by George A. Smith, came rapidly up the street. In front of the hotel the hack driver made an attempt to stop his horses, but the pole caught the top of Twomey's buggy, toppling it over and throwing Twomey to the pavement. One of the carriage horses fell, and there was a general mixup. Spectators quickly extricated Mr. Twomey from the wreckage, and after straightening up his turnout he was driven home.

Shortsville, N. Y. - The following young women, chaperoned by Miss Ina M. Warfield, will go to Rock Ledge cottage, Canandaigua lake, for a week's outing Saturday:  Misses Lina M. Huntoon, Genie Heath, Hester V. Heath, Mary W. Titus, Pauline Heath, Mary Knowles, Eva Klinck, Emma Dougan, Gladys A. Felton and Florence Wadsworth.

From Geneva Daily Times 28 June 1904

Because Bridget Bannon, an aged woman residing on Exchange street, imagined that a neighbor, Catherine Murray, had thrown a brick at her, she caused the arrest of the latter yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Murray was a much surprised woman when informed by Judge Wyckoff of the facts in the case and when she denied vigorously the charge, she was promptly discharged. It is said that Mrs. Bannon has an idea that someone is continually trying to do her bodily harm, when at the most it is mere imagination.

From Ontario County Chronicle 29 June 1904

Shortsville, N. Y. -
The following young women chaperoned by Miss Ina Warfield, are spending this week at "Rock Ledge," cottage, Canandaigua Lake: Misses Mabel Bradley, Emma Dougan, Hester V. Heath, Genie Heath, Matie Knowles, Eva Klinck, Lina Huntoon, Pauline Heath, Mary W. Titus and Florence Wadsworth.

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