From Ontario County Journal 3 January 1913

Honeoye, N. Y. -  Frank Bacon
met with a serious accident while sawing wood at Richmond Beach's last Friday. His thumb on the left hand was taken off by the saw and the fingers injured. Dr. Standish was called and hopes to save the fingers.

From Geneva Daily Times 6 January 1913

Canandaigua, N. Y. - 
On complaint lodged with the justice, Philip J. O'Keefe, by Mrs. Tiffany, warrants were issued for the apprehension of her daughter, Miss Hazel Tiffany, and a young man who is alleged to have gone away with the girl last Friday. Officer Delbert Fisk has been assigned to trace and bring back the couple, and as the trail apparently leads to Syracuse, the officer went there Saturday. The girl, who is said to be only 14 years of age, has been working as a ticket seller at the Happyland Theater here. She is large for her age and might easily pass for a young woman of 18 years. It is not known whether the young couple have been married, but it is assumed that such was their intention when they left here. They went from this village to Geneva and at that place purchased tickets to Syracuse where the young man is said to reside.

From Ontario County Journal 10 January 1913

Victor, N. Y. -  Richard Barry,
son of John Barry, who resides south of this village, met with a peculiar accident last week. While visiting at the home of a neighbor and playing with one of the children, he scratched his thumb with a pin the child's clothing. Shortly afterward his hand began to swell and a physician was summoned, who found that blood poisoning had set in. On Sunday he was taken to the Homeopathic hospital in Rochester, and later his condition was reported as favorable and it was thought no amputation would be necessary.

Bristol Springs, N. Y. - On Sunday afternoon an exciting runaway occurred when the horse driven by Francis Keits, of Canandaigua, and Burtis and Carrie Cooper, of this place, became unmanageable near the home of E. H. Alford, and after throwing the occupants from the sleigh, ran about a quarter of a mile. The horse was stopped by F. B. Holcomb before serious damage was done to the sleigh. No one was injured, though Master Cooper was dragged some distance before his feet, whcih were caught in the sleigh, were disentangled.

From Ontario County Journal 17 January 1913

Farmington, N. Y. -  Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Allen
held their family reunion at their home last week Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hawkins and sons, Ralph and Charles, of Victor; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen and children, Arthur and Doris of Brookton; Mr. and Mrs. George Allen and family of Clyde; and Mr. and Mrs. Willard Allen of Macedon, were present.

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -  A recital was given in the town hall on Saturday afternoon by the West Bloomfield pupils of Miss Marion E. Griffin, with the following taking part: Freda Case, Earl Grapes, Marion Taft, Martha Peck, Louise Taft, May Cottrell, Margaret Kennedy, Jennie DeMartines, Valance McOmber and Pearl Conklin.

From Ontario County Journal 24 January 1913

Victor, N. Y. -  Mrs. Charles Blazey, Sr.,
who fell while going down cellar at her home north of the village several days ago, has not made rapid recovery to health and she is still confined to her home under physicians care.

From Phelps Citizen 6 February 1913

The commodious and pleasant residence of Edward F. Marsh of West Main street was the occasion of a remarkable gathering Friday when the descendants and friends of Mrs. Milantha Marsh, even to the fifth generation met to do homage to one well-known and thoroughly honored for the principles of economy, industry and thrift which have characterized her long life. Born of New England parentage on both sides of the house, she was early influenced by the living example of an educated mother whom Solomon describes nevertheless as "looking well to the ways of her household. She layeth her hands to the distaff and her hands hold the spindle. She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands."

Mrs. Marsh was born January 31, in the first frame house built at Melvin Hill; a part of it is still used and is fairly preserved. The Hall farm is a part of the Melvin tract of a 1,000 acre farm taken up by Jonathan Melvin, one of the pioneers and for whom the Hill is named, Her father dying in her young girlhood, she took upon herself the duties well-known to our ancestors and was an efficient helper in the weaving, spinning, knitting and sewing, not only for themselves but for their neighbors, thus adding materially to the means by which the new home was finished in 1818. A large new penny found on one of the great beams by Kenneth Donnelly was supposed to mark the completion of the building of the fine house which saw five generations and is still an improving structures. The Halls, Storms and Swans intermarried and lived here for more than a hundred years, and the lives of the young people of the fourth generation is still felt for good in this town.

Rev. E. L. Waldorf, now of Buffalo, received Mrs. Marsh into the Methodist church at Phelps, September 4, 1904, with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and with his wife and their present pastor, Rev. W. H. York, and wife, added greatly the enjoyment of those present. There were letters and cards of remembrance and various little gifts, with choice flowers. Mrs. Marsh wore her Sunshine Medal, the gift of the Sunshine Society, and the guests agreed that their hostess was in better health than a year ago.

Great credit is due to Mrs. Stella Walthart for the bountiful repast furnished by the relatives which was superintended in all its details by Mrs. Walthart. Among the guests were C. C. Terry and Miss Carsie Terry of Port Gibson, Miss Alice Troop, Mrs. Alice Garlock and Mrs. Messenger of Newark; Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Ketchum and daughter of Clifton Springs, and Miss Mary Carpenter of Melvin Hill. The call of Mrs. Calista Hull to a sick bed just before the party, was greatly regretted. The present were Edward F. Marsh, his wife and two children, and nine grandchildren; E. O. Marsh, with his wife, and Mr. and Mrs. Will Cornford and their son, Marsh, with his wife; Miss Eugenia Marsh, who lives with her mother; Mrs. Calista Hull's daughter, Jennie, with her husband and two daughters, but none of the sons or their children were present; Mrs. Louisa Sweet, the youngest daughter, was present with her daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Van Hooft. Besides her grandchildren, she has about twenty great-grandchildren. Mrs. Marsh lives in the enjoyment of fair health and well-preserved mind; enjoys her friends and the reading of one book, the Bible. The company separated with many good wishes for the coming year.

From Ontario County Journal 14 February 1913

Victor, N. Y. - 
A serious accident happened on Tuesday afternoon of last week at the farm home of William Gillette, north of the village, where a saw mill was in operation. William Dime, an employee, caught his arm in the saw and in trying to extricate it, the elbow joint was completely removed. After a physician had dressed the wound, the young man was taken to the Memorial Hospital at Canandaigua. The artery was not severed, so it is thought the arm can be saved, but it will be permanently stiff, unless the remarkable operation of inserting a joint is performed.

Rushville, N. Y. -  On Saturday morning, Mrs. Eunice Lindsley fell and fractured her hip in her home. Miss Thomas, who resides with her, was temporarily absent and when she returned she found Mrs. Lindsley lying upon the kitchen floor, where she had bravely crawled from an adjoining room. Mrs. Lindsley is quite comfortable, in spite of her advanced age of 88 years.

From Ontario County Journal 28 February 1913

Hopewell Center, N. Y. - G. Granger Benham
celebrated his 86th birthday on Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Gregory of Rochester were Mr. Benham's guests at that time.

A runaway team, tearing down Bristol street last Friday, caused much excitement as it bore down four-year old Eugene Callahan, who was playing in the road. Carson Buchanan and Edward Hanley saw the child's predicament and played hero in fine style, one rescuing the child and the other seizing the horses.

A remarkable discovery has been brought to the attention of the public health committee of the board of supervisors and to Dr. Raymond W. Sanderson, county bacteriologist, by the town board of health of Gorham which seeks instructions regarding what to do with the case of Mrs. Levi Taylor, aged 81, of Gorham, whom Dr. Williamson, health officer of Gorham, is convinced is a carrier of typhoid fever germs. The aged woman is indignant over the charge, but it is alleged that the physicians have positively proven that the woman is a carrier of the disease. It is claimed that in houses which the woman had visited during the past two years, 20 cases of typhoid have developed, two of which were fatal. It is claimed that the woman had typhoid fever 54 years ago and that she had since that time carried the germs with her without an appreciable effect upon herself, but dangerous to those with whom she came in contact. It is probable that the case will be placed in charge of the county bacteriologist who will use scientific methods of eradicating the germs from her system.

From Ontario County Journal 7 March 1913

Rushville, N. Y. - 
As Walter Beckett was driving to Monday's fire with a ladder to be used by the firemen, his horse became frightened and ran away, creating considerable excitement as it dashed through the crowd and over a wire fence into a field south of the house. In attempting to get out of its path, William Ansley of Penn Yan, was thrown against the porch and suffered a sprained hand and broken thumb. The cutter and harness were damaged.

On Sunday, Mrs. Sarah G. Freer celebrated the 83rd anniversary of her birth. Mrs. Freer is employed as seamstress and caretaker of linen at the Memorial Hospital, and is proud of the fact that at her advanced age, she is self-supporting. She is the oldest member of The Singers and takes a keen interest in other musical affairs in Canandaigua. She resides at the home for nurses on Wilcox Lane.

From Ontario County Journal 21 March 1913

Cheshire, N. Y. - Fred Barnes
had a narrow escape from injury on Tuesday, when driving in at Thompson's lumber yard at Canandaigua with a load of crates, the horses became frightened and he was thrown to the ground. Mr. Barnes' head was badly cut and his shoulder injured.

From Ontario County Journal 4 April 1913

Cheshire, N. Y. -
The Cheshire junior base ball team held a meeting in K. O. T. M. hall on Tuesday evening, at which time Edwin Cooley was elected manager and Spencer Mallory captain. The team will have these players: Spencer Mallory, Rip Mallory, Lynn Booth, Cliff Johnson, Stanley Herendeen, Arthur Smith, Albert Rogers, Newton Rogers, Dice Kelster and Melford Allen. Manager Cooley would like to hear from teams averaging 18 years in regard to games.

Manchester, N. Y. -  Miss Mabel Beeman's
music class gave a recital in the Baptist church on Monday evening. The following took part: Misses Evelyn Downey, Loretta O'Harrigan, Irene Rhoades, Geraldine Hawkes, Dorothea VerPlanck, Ella Curran, Eva Harris of Canandaigua, Catherine Meehan, Helen Lyke, Edna DeBrock, Lula DeGroote, Florine Malter, Cleora Beeman, Emma Anderson and Esther Hawkes; Gorman McMillan of Canandaigua and Paul Neally.

Engineer S. M. Bennett had the misfortune to have the index finger of his right hand caught between the boiler and reverse lever of his engine on Thursday afternoon, while at work at the stone crusher. The finger was broken in two places and crushed so badly that amputation was necessary.

From Ontario County Journal 11 April 1913

Rushville, N. Y. - 
Last Friday morning Lester Francisco, while breaking a colt, met with an accident which has caused him much suffering. The animal reared and struck him under the chin, inflicting a deep gash, and also on top of his head. The blow was of sufficient force to throw him to the ground.

From Ontario County Journal 16 May 1913

Bristol, N. Y. -  Mr. and Mrs. Fred D. Crandall,
West Gibson street, entertained the relatives of Mrs. Crandall's father, Thomas Thompson, on Sunday in honor of the 83rd anniversary of his birth. Mr. Thompson was born in Bowes, Yorkshire county, England, in 1830, and came to Canandaigua in 1853. The relatives present were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Crandall and sons, William and Thomas; Mr. and Mrs. George T. Thompson and daughters, Elaine and Jessica, Arthur Thompson and Mr. and Mrs. N. Watson Thompson of Canandaigua; Stanley Thompson of Rochester; Judge Charles F. Thompson of Ridgefield Park, N. J.

From Ontario County Journal 23 May 1913

Rushville, N. Y. -  Mrs. Frank Gunn Gage
was taken to Memorial Hospital on Monday for treatment of severe burns which she sustained several days ago. Mrs. Gage was lighting a stove in which she had poured kerosene on a roll of papers, and both the north and south doors being open, there was an explosion and her clothes caught fire. Earl Winne, of Reeds Corners, who was delivering groceries, happened to come at that time and helped her extinguish the flames by throwing water upon her. Although badly burned about her body, and must have suffered intensely, she said nothing to her family about it until Monday of this week. They at once summoned Dr. J. H. Wilkin, of this village, who thought it advisable to remove her to the hospital. Although the burns are serious, it is believed by the attending physicians that she will recover.

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Emily Porter, aged 80, the honored wife of John W. Porter, a veteran, celebrated her four-score birthday a few days ago. She has always lived in the vicinity of her present home, and is one of the best women in the town. All wish her many more happy birthdays.

From Geneva Daily Times 2 June 1913

Abraham Brown
and Abraham Tony got into an argument that ended in blows last evening. The affair blocked traffic in Exchange street and finally a policeman, who locked the pair up. They deposited $5 for their appearance in Court this morning but failed to show up and the deposits went to the police pension fund.

From Ontario County Journal 6 June 1913

William Seamans,
aged 52 years, janitor of the Academy building, was knocked down and run over by a runaway horse at the corner of Main and Fort Hill avenue on Wednesday night. He was carried to the Memorial Hospital severely injured. Later he was taken to his home on North Main street. Seamans was standing his wheel against the curb in front of Judge Knapp's residence when he heard a warning shout from William Sanney, who was behind him on a bicycle. Almost instantly a mad horse drawing a delivery wagon dashed out of Fort Hill avenue and crossed Main street, trampling over Seamans before he could escape and hauling the wagon over the prostrate body. The horse dashed on through the lane and into the barn on the McKechnie premises, doing considerable damage to that property. Mr. Sanney rushed to Seaman's side and found him unconscious. Dr. Armstrong quickly responded to a call and took the injured man to Memorial Hospital. It was found that the horse had trampled upon his back and the wagon had passed across his neck and chest. Seamans will recover, although he will be laid up for some time.

From Ontario County Journal 13 June 1913

Hopewell Center, N. Y. - Neil Vanna
was thrown from a horse a few days ago and had his right arm broken in two places. He was taken to the Memorial Hospital and the fractures located by X-rays.

From Ontario County Journal 20 June 1913

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
A serious accident occurred last week in the village street, when a large, powerful colt, driven by John E. Ashe, ran away. The holdback straps broke, letting the buggy run on to the horse, which began kicking the cross bar and dash board. Mr. Ashe was kicked in the groin. He held to the animal and turned him into a berry field in the lower part of the village, where the horse was stopped. Mr. Ashe was seriously hurt. M. D. Barcroft carried him to his home in his auto, and Dr. Hinman was called and dressed his wounds. Mr. Ashe is recovering.

From Ontario County Journal 27 June 1913

Canadice, N. Y. - 
The descendants of Abijah Wright met at L. M. Doolittle's grove at Canadice Corners on Thursday of last week and held their first reunion. There were 70 members of the family present. A bountiful dinner was served and the following officers were selected: President, Allan Wright; vice-president, Hugh Wright; secretary, Burr Wright; corresponding secretary, Mrs. John Caskey.

From Ontario County Journal 11 July 1913

Rushville, N. Y. - 
A few accidents occurred during the celebration of the Fourth. Bramen Fox had three fingers torn when a giant cracker exploded in his hand. John Thompson was burned on the hand by a firecracker, and Charles Green was injured on his face when an exploding giant cracker bounded and struck him.

Allen's Hill, N. Y. -  The 4th of July passed with only two slight accidents. Ellis Case had his face and hand quite badly burned by powder, and Keith Hayward suffered a bad burn in the fleshy part of his arm by a Roman candle in his pocket igniting from a lighted one held in his hand. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Flood, who entertained on the Fourth, with their guests, were poisoned by eating ice cream. Seven members of the party were very ill for a time, Mr. Belcher, of Rochester, being seriously ill. Dr. W. S. Hastings was called and relieved the sufferers. All are better now.

Claire Stoddard on a motorcycle and Edward Parmele, of this city, in a Ford, met head on at Brawater's overhead crossing on the Victor-Manchester road Monday. Stoddard was cut and bruised considerably and his cycle wrecked.

From Ontario County Journal 18 July 1913

Naples, N. Y. - Frank G. Pierce
is disabled from injuries received in a runaway while driving to town from his farm in Honeoye. He was thrown directly behind one of the horses and was kicked repeatedly, causing wounds all over the body. He will recover.

From Ontario County Journal 25 July 1913

Mrs. Amy Hawley,
215 Chapin street, celebrated her 95th birthday on Saturday at the home of Mrs. Lydia M. Willys. Mrs. Willys, with her daughter, Miss Emily G. Willys, received a number of friends during the day in Mrs. Hawley's honor, and at the supper hour she was surrounded by relatives. Mrs. Hawley was born in Auburn, and located with her parents on a farm at Centerfield when ten years of age. On Friday she visited this section in an automobile, and recalled many incidents of her younger days. She attended the band concert on Tuesday evening, and thoroughly enjoyed the music. The crowd in the "city streets," as she remarked, was a revelation to her. A profusion of flowers, post cards and gifts from many friends made the birthday a memorable one.

From Ontario County Journal 1 August 1913

A baseball league of three teams for boys fourteen years old and under has been formed at the play grounds with games scheduled each Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning from August 4 to 15, at 10:30 o'clock. William J. MacFarlane will donate a loving cup on which will be engraved the winning team each year. The players chosen are: Nationals - John Murphy, captain; Leon Mack, Howard Fredericks, Claire Cayward, John McMillan, John Moriarity, Howard Hall, William Thompson, Allen Mary, Harold Edwards, Edward Taylor, Benton Burden, John Cuddihy, Elton Myers and George Everetts. Americans - John McKenna, captain; Jean Levy, Paul Blanchard, Arthur Rupert, Arthur Wicks, Burrell Sterling, Tony Norman, Donald Barrigan, Dennis McCormack, John Doyle, William Ayers, George Smith, Redford Hammond, Charles Dougherty and George Ferran.

Easterns - Charles McDade, captain; James Hurley, John Broderick, PIaul Tuohey, Fred Searles, Francis Derider, Lewis Waite, John Russell, Albert Hanley, Kenneth Keliher, Clifford Bassett, Charles Sage, Raymond Kinsella, William Sage and Harry McMillan.

From Ontario County Journal 8 August 1913

Rushville, N. Y. -  Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Baldwin
entertained the following guests at a turkey dinner on Sunday, it being their annual family gathering: Mrs. Wiggum and Mrs. McCoul, of Taconia, Oklahoma, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rowland and Mr. and Mrs. Bockman of Rochester, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Baldwin, of Poughkeepsie, Dr. Davis and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Baldwin and family of LeRoy, Dr. and Mrs. C. Irving Baldwin of Patten, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Bentley of Penn Yan, Mr. and Mrs. Dorsen of Cresten, Pa., Miss Lucy Robinson of Rochester, Frank Baldwin of Canandaigua, Dr. George Baldwin and family.

Much interest is manifested in the successful work of Roy Wilkinson, who recently has been playing in the St. Thomas base ball team in the Canadian league. Wilkinson is a Canandaiguan and last week pitched in two games, winning from the Guelph team by a score of 6 to 4, and later held the Berlin team to one hit. Wilkinson signed a contract with the Cleveland American League team, which farmed him out to the St. Thomas team during its absence in the east.

From Ontario County Journal 15 August 1913

Manchester, N. Y. -  Marvin Haner,
a farmer living northeast of this village, met with a painful accident on Tuesday while threshing. He was attempting to go to the loft of the barn while the threshing machine was under motion and used a ladder for that purpose, which slipped at the bottom and threw Haner on the machine. He was badly cut and bruised, but all consider it fortunate that he was not thrown into the cylinder and killed.

From Ontario County Journal 22 August 1913

Rushville, N. Y. - 
On Friday of last week, Mrs. Mary Robinson, an aged resident of this village, fell from the steps of the Rushville State bank and fractured her hip. Dr. J. H. Wilkin reduced the fracture. On Sunday she was removed to Memorial Hospital, and as soon as she is sufficiently recovered from her injuries, she will be removed to the home of her son, Horace Robinson, in Buffalo.

From Geneva Daily Times 29 August 1913

Phelps, N. Y. - 
The Burnette family held its annual reunion yesterday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Toll, south of Phelps. Sixty-eight were present, of which fifty-five were relatives of the family. The officers elected were E. O. Marsh, president; and Miss Mae Salisbury secretary. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Louise Ridley east of Phelps, the last Wednesday of September, 1914.

From Ontario County Journal 5 September 1913

Rushville, N. Y. -  Mr. and Mrs. Burnett Thomas, Jr.,
chaperoned the following party of young people at Willow Beach cottage, Canandaigua lake, last week: the Misses Hazel Vosburg, Rose Lower, Charlotte Lynn, Edna Olmstead, of Rochester; Hazel Hurford of Penn Yan; Elsie Hulse of Canandaigua; and Messrs. Arthur Olmstead, John Hanoven and Harland Evans, of Rochester; and Frank Gillette of Rushville.

From Ontario County Journal 12 September 1913

While driving around the corner at Bemis and Bristol streets early Monday evening, John Hilliard, aged about 70 years, who lives near Richmond, fell over the front of a sulky in which he was driving and cut a deep gash in his forehead. He was rendered unconscious for some time, Fred Kershaw, who resides nearby, rendered first aid and later called Dr. George W. Gregg, who took several stitches in the wound. Mr. Hilliard's first thought was of his pony when he realized his predicament, and afterward remarked that he guessed he was too old to ride in a sulky. Neighbors happened along soon after the accident and as soon as Mr. Hilliard was able, they took him to his home.

From Ontario County Journal 19 September 1913

A report started by a New York paper last week indicates that Lewis J. Reed, of Bristol Center, has been located at Brunswick, Ga. Mr. Reed disappeared on Sept. 19 of last year, and no trace of him had been found since he boarded a train at Rochester on that date en route to visit a son on Long Island. The family have no knowledge of his having been located, except this public report, and have started an investigation.

From From Ontario County Journal 3 October 1913

Late Saturday evening, Edwin Perego seriously scalded his right hand and arm by steam, while at work at the Gartland & Perego market. The burn was extremely painful.

From Ontario County Journal 10 October 1913

Manchester, N. Y. -  Gardner Anderson,
employed as a locomotive fireman by the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company, narrowly escaped being burned to death in the Manchester yards recently. He was firing a switch engine, and was with his engine at the water tank. Something appeared wrong with the headlight and as he opened the lamp to find the cause, it exploded and covered him with burning oil. Friends ran to his aid, but his clothing was burned off before the fire was extinguished. He was taken to his home on South avenue, where it was found that his feet, hands and body were badly burned. His condition is serious.

From Ontario County Journal 17 October 1913

Victor, N. Y. - 
The local suffragists have organized and elected the following officers: President, Mrs. Charles Marsh; secretary, Miss Gertrude Hall; treasurer, Miss Alice Goodnow. The annual dues will be 50 cents and regular meetings will be held. Several Geneva women attended the meeting.

From Ontario County Journal 7 November 1913

On Saturday evening, Frank Headley, of Rushville, met with an accident in which he and other occupants of the car narrowly escaped serious injury. Mr. Headley had motored to Canandaigua to meet his daughter, Helen, and Miss Lucy Robinson, of Rochester, at the 6:20 R. & E. car. When they started for home, instead of keeping to the highway, he drove the machine straight down to the lake and the only thing that saved them from dropping off the end of the pier into about twelve feet of water was that the auto collided with a spile which put the engine out of commission. Mr. Headley was thrown against the wind shield and received bruises on his face. Otherwise the entire party escaped uninjured. The car was somewhat damaged and it was necessary to telephone to Rushville for an auto to tow them in.

From Ontario County Journal 14 November 1913

Mertensia, N. Y. - Mrs. Hicks Hartlip,
who has been an invalid for many years, slipped and fell at her home on Saturday morning and fractured her hip. Mr. Hartlip had been to Victor on an errand, and when he returned he found his wife in a critical condition. Dr. Clapper was summoned and made the sufferer as comfortable as possible and then had her removed to Dr. Beahan's hospital in Canandaigua.

Mertensia, N. Y. - Gordon Cahill, Francis Morris, Eugene and Matthew Guinan, and Margaret Guinan are to be confirmed on Sunday by the Right Rev. Bishop Hickey, of Rochester, at St. Patrick's church in Victor, at 10:30 a.m.

From Ontario County Journal 21 November 1913

Naples, N. Y. -  John Peek
passed his 94th birthday on Wednesday in his usual health and strength. At his request his many friends called upon him for a short interview. He received them in his customary genial manner, impressing all with his mental acumen and his hearty appreciation of their presence. In the same home is an aged Middlesex woman, Mrs. Lydia Collins, also past 90, to whom both Mr. Peek and his daughter, Mrs. May Clement, have been very kind in her necessities, affording her a good home without charge. Mr. Peek has the cordial wish of everyone that his life may be prolonged yet many years. He gets about with ease and is a delightful visitor.

Naples, N. Y. -  Edwin A Hamlin will attain to his 94th birthday on November 30. He is still active about his large farm, but does not attempt much manual labor. He is a regular attendant at the Presbyterian church and Sunday school, making the statement at a recent service that he had been a member of the Sunday school of that church for 84 years, and had missed but few sessions and those by reason of illness or accidents.

From Ontario County Journal 5 December 1913

Farmington, N. Y. -  Henry Padgham,
of Victor, formerly a resident of this town, met with a serious accident last week Wednesday, while at work in the flour and feed mill. He was caught about the neck, as he stooped to look down a shaft, by one of the hooks which were attached to a belt for carrying barrels from one room to another. His main force in holding the band, so that it did not work on the pulleys, was all that saved him.

From Ontario County Journal 19 December 1913

Naples, N. Y. -  Chauncey Shepard,
an old resident of the east lake shore, attempted to cross West river a little below the bridge on the ice on a recent morning. He broke through and was struggling in the cold water for life when rescued by persons who heard his outcry. It was a narrow escape for the old trapper and hunter, who admits he ought to have known better.

From Ontario County Journal 26 December 1913

Rushville, N. Y. -  Mr. and Mrs. Norman Fisher
entertained at Christmas dinner Mr. and Mrs. William Reynolds, Miss Mary Reynolds, Laura Reynolds, of Geneva, Mr. and Mrs. William Fisher, Mrs. Caroline Kuiner, Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Fisher and family, Mr. and Mrs. David Moore and children, of Geneva.

Bristol, N. Y. - 
On Saturday evening, Alex May hitched his new horse to the carriage and led it from the barn, leaving it for a minute. The horse decided to go back home and departed on a run. The former owner was notified by telephone of the runaway. He went to meet the horse and found the animal on a walk, not the least frightened. He called it by name and it whinneyed in reply. It had made the trip in the dark without damaging the rig or contents of buggy. The owner soon arrived and drove it back.

From Ontario County Journal 2 January 1914

While taking a flashlight picture last Friday evening, Howard Herrington severely burned his hand in the flame. Dr. O. J. Hallenbeck has been caring for him.

Mrs. Peter Durso,
Niagara street, whose condition has been critical owing to knife wounds inflicted by her husband in a jealous frenzy on Sunday, is reported as much improved at Memorial Hospital where she has been confined. Frangros Rosso was slashed three times, but at no time has his condition been considered critical. The assault was made at 7:30 o'clock Sunday morning, and according to the statement made by Rosso, was without provocation. As the affray was not reported to the police until 11 o'clock, Durso made his escape and has not yet been apprehended. He had been in Canandaigua for 14 years and was considered a trustworthy and prosperous Italian. The Dursos have four small children.

Rushville, N. Y. -  Miss Lydia Bates, the oldest inhabitant of this village, passed her 96th birthday on Saturday. She was the tenth child of a family of 12 born to Caleb and Rachel Millington Bates, and was born in Shaftsbury, Vt., but came to this section when two months old. Her parents took up land west of this village and built a log house, and kept the farm in the family until within a few years. "Aunt Lydia," as Miss Bates is commonly known, now lives with Mr. and Mrs. John French, in South Main street, this village. Perhaps no other village of its size can boast of so many elderly persons as Rushville. On Gilbert street alone, which is not more than one-fifth of a mile in length, there are 10 persons, each of whom is over 80 years old, and two others who lived on this street, who were over 80, have passed away within a little over a year and four others on the street are over 70. Mrs. Sarah Barclay of Rushville, who, with the exception of blindness, is in excellent health, celebrated her 97th birthday in November, and a few days before she visited Miss Caroline Bennett, of Middlesex, who is in her 90th year, and is the only person living who attended Mrs. Barclay's wedding.

Rushville, N. Y. -  Mrs. Walter M. Henry, of Canandaigua, while assisting in the preparation of the Christmas dinner at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Beard, found an unexpected Christmas present in the shape of a large pearl in an oyster. The pearl was as large as a large garden pea and is thought to be a valuable one.

From Ontario County Journal 9 January 1914

While on the way to attend a play at Clifton Springs, a sleigh load, consisting of Mrs. J. E. Reynolds, Mrs. Charles Brown, Misses Margaret Dwyer, Gertrude Farrell, Elizabeth Dugan, Messrs. George Law, Richard McDade and John Mary, narrowly escaped death at Mumford crossing near Clifton Springs, on Wednesday evening. The horses were on the track when warning of the approach of the train was given to the driver, Edward Wright, who used great presence of mind in turning the horses to one side and clearing the track just in time. A sleigh load ahead, many of whom were participants in the play, tried to give warning, but without success. The party was thoroughly frightened, many of them refusing to return to the sleigh.

From Geneva Daily Times 17 January 1914

Manchester, N. Y. -  Mrs. Fred Hickmott,
on Thursday morning, near Main street, slipped and fell, breaking her hip. Dr. Pratt was immediately called who reduced the fracture. Mrs. Hickmott was taken to Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua.

From Ontario County Journal 23 January 1914

Farmington, N. Y. - 
Last week Wednesday, Carl Allen, while standing in the back part of a sleigh, driven by his brother, Frank, lost his balance and was thrown heavily to the ground, injuring his head and side severely. He was unconscious when found by his brother, who had not missed him until he had reached his destination. He had been unconscious for some time, and was able to walk but was taken home and since suffered much.

From Ontario County Journal 13 February 1914

Bristol, N. Y. - 
Last week Wednesday, John Wheat, a man past 70 years of age, climbed a ladder in an apple tree and attempted to chop off a limb, but the ladder slipped letting him fall to the ground, breaking three ribs.

From Ontario County Journal 6 March 1914

While walking on Gorham street, near the Court House, on Monday, Mrs. Sarah Martin, Dailey avenue, fell and received painful injuries to her arm. Last week Miss Mary Freeman, Howell street, fell on Main street and broke her leg. R. R. Isenhour seriously injured his back and wrist in a fall near the New York Central station recently.

Mrs. Santa D'Agostino, who lives in a house on Coy street belonging to the Raines estate, was attacked yesterday by a young Italian known as "Patsy" and slashed with a razor from the nape of her neck to her mouth, stretching along the left side of her face. Up to last evening, the assailant had not been captured and but little seems to be known of him except that he had lived in Canandaigua about a year. "Patsy", it is said, went to the D'Agostino home and asked for board and lodging and when Mrs. D'Agostino referred him to her husband, who is employed at Sonnenberg, "Patsy" took offense and in anger committed the deed. Policeman Mulligan was one of the first on the scene and was unable to get any assistance at first in caring for Mrs. D'Agostino and baby which she had dropped from her arms to the floor in her suffering. Neighbors did not seem willing to interfere. The D'Agostinos have three small children. Dr. A. W. Armstrong arrived later and took her to Memorial Hospital, where she is being cared for. Her condition is not critical.

Naples, N. Y. - A heart-rending calamity occurred in Garlinghouse settlement on Saturday. A straw stack on the farm of Perry Bartholomew had been cut in halves to make a sale and part had been drawn away. Standing by it were several persons, among whom were Harvey Stephenson, a stalwart son of Daniel Stephenson, and Alfred King, son of Will King. When the remaining half suddenly fell over, covered with ice and snow, these two were caught and buried beneath the heavy straw. Before King could be reached, he was dead with a broken neck. Stephenson was alive, but his leg at the hip was broken. He was 60 years old and King, 14, Mr. Stephenson's father is very old and feeble and it is feared that this blow may endanger his life. There is great sorrow in the community. Burial was delayed by reason of the severe and heavy snow storms the first of the week, the roads being impassable.

From Ontario County Journal 13 March 1914

The revival of the shawl is anticipated by Alfred Clancey, driver and secretary of the Erina Hose Company, who is expecting to supply all his friends with his latest handiwork. Clancey, who says "that time often passes slowly," this week received instructions in making shawls from Lieutenant Gommenginer, of the Rochester Fire Department, and has nearly completed his second one. These shawls have been made by the Rochester firemen for some time. A frame, 5 x 6 feet, is placed against the wall, and 13 skeins of yarn are needed to complete the work. A large curved needle is required to do the weaving and, out of the 5400 knots to be tied, Clancey skipped but one in his first undertaking. So far, he has only attempted white ones. His work shows neatness and precision.

From Ontario County Journal 27 March 1914

Allen's Hill, N. Y. - 
While Ralph Sleight was felling a tree on Monday in his father's wood lot, the tree split and jumped back from the stump, catching Mr. Sleight by both feet, breaking a bone in his left leg and crushing both feet. He was held under the tree for a half hour before men could get to his assistance.

From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 2 April 1914

It was strange to see Frank Dwyer driving a team of horses before a coal wagon yesterday, also Patrick O'Malley. This was because of a strike of teamsters. These men were bound to look after their customers. The matter will be settled soon. These strikes are very inconvenient all around.

From Ontario County Journal 10 April 1914

About 49 friends of Mrs. William Wright gathered at her home, Main Street South, on Saturday afternoon and evening to cerebrate her 94th birthday which was on Sunday.  She was also the recipient of many flowers and cards. Among those present whose birthdays were on the same date, were Edwin A. Wright, Gibson street, Mrs. Thomas Newman, Clark Street, who have been present at similar gatherings for years. Mr. Wright is no relation. Miss Mildred Mack, aged 93, whose birthday was on the same date, was also present.

From Ontario County Journal 17 April 1914

Deputy Sheriff Frank O'Brien of Shortsville, stand highest on the list for those who passed the state civil service examination for the position of Ontario County game warden. Herbert C Mapes, local mail carrier, is second highest and William S. Mills, is third. Others to pass were William B. Oughterson, Geneva; Albert L. Keefe, Victor; George W Chapman, Rushville; Martin J. Reddy, Geneva; Frank Allen, Honeoye; Peter J. Mack, Canandaigua; Arthur M Fried, Naples.

From Ontario County Journal 24 April 1914

Cheshire, N. Y. - Leverne Washburn, of Academy, met with a serious accident on Saturday, while sawing wood for Delva Gardner. In some manner, the pile of wood toppled over, pinning him underneath and breaking his right leg and otherwise injuring him. He was taken to Canandaigua hospital and is reported doing well.

From Clifton Springs Press 14 January 1915

Manchester, N. Y. -
It is reported that Ezra G. Smith, while on a hunting trip in Florida, shot in one day a seventeen pound wild turkey, to say nothing of four quail, a fox squirrel, a wild duck and an otter.

Shortsville, N. Y. - While engaged in sawing logs on Saturday in E. J. Richmond's woods, John Van Hooft, of the firm of Richmond and Van Hooft, operators of a portable saw mill, caught his right hand in a buzz saw. He was taken to the office of Dr. W. A. Howe, who found it necessary to amputate the index and second finger below the second joint. The thumb was also badly lacerated.

From Geneva Daily Times 27 January 1915

A number of young people, chaperoned by Mrs. S. P. Lanning, Mrs. William Millerd and Mrs. J. M. Kennedy, enjoyed a sleigh ride to Hall last evening. During the evening dancing was indulged in, after which a dainty luncheon was served. Those present were the Misses Bessie Stevens, Marion Smith, Harriet Skinner, Helen Millerd, Bertha Kennedy, Sylvia Dakin, Demis Bergen, Eunice Tuttle and Ethel Lanning; Messrs. W. Klopher, Kenneth Tuttle, Langford Smith, August Rigby, Donald Densmore, Lee Johnson, Charles Smith, Arthur Flint and Charles Beard.

From Phelps Citizen 28 January 1915

Paul Coughlin,
who has attained the age of 90 years and has lived at his farm home west of Melvin Hill for about 50 years, is probably the oldest person now living in this town. Mr. Coughlin has always been highly esteemed and is the last of the older citizens in the neighborhood.

William O'Brien,
a homeless old man who has been staying with employers in the northwestern part of the town of Phelps near Port Gibson, was committed to the county jail in Canandaigua for sixty days by Justice Cornford on Tuesday morning by mutual consent.

From Ontario County Journal 29 January 1915

The Rt. Rev. William D. Walker, of Buffalo, bishop of the diocese of western New York, confirmed the largest class in the history of St. John's church on Sunday morning. The class numbered 39 as follows: Mrs. Margaret Beaver,  Mrs. Weldon Kershaw, Mrs. Clifford Mason, Mrs. Henry C. Mutschler, Mrs. Guy Ovenshire, Mrs. William Tyler Carter; the Misses Frederika Ahrens, Margaret Caroline Beaver, Dorothy Bostwick, Harriet Clark, Crete Deming, Mayme Engert, Helen Faller, Fern Freed, Carol Reed, Virginia and Kate Tyler, Frances Tyner, Helen Wheeler, Josephine and Kathleen Wheeler, Alden Ahrens, Gerald Ahrens, Peter Aitken, Henry A. Beeman, Arthur F. Brown, C. Robert Crispin, A. E. Deming, Charles Henry Ferran, Ralph Hayes, Charles Henderson, Louis Henderson, Leonard Hoskins, Henry Justan, William Kaiser, Stuart C. McKechnie, Bert N. Miles, Stanley Thompson, William Thompson.

From Ontario County Journal 12 March 1915

Honeoye, N. Y. - 
At St. Mary's church on Sunday morning, the rites of baptism were administered to Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Logan, and to Carl Edwin, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Leahy.

From Geneva Daily Times 15 March 1915

Phelps, N. Y. - 
Strapped to a telegraph pole, 40 feet in the air, with a rope wound about his left arm, the rope attached to a power wire, which he was stretching across the tracks on the New York Central, Frank Crawford of Phelps faced a horrible injury or perhaps death this morning when a speeding train caught up the wire as it passed under it. He escaped with a broken shoulder. Crawford, who is an employee of the Empire Gas and Electric Company, was stringing the wire across the tracks a mile east of here. He had strapped himself to the pole in order to be better able to handle the wire which he was drawing taut with the rope which he had stretched about his left arm. The engine of the train caught the wire as it passed under it, and had the rope not broken, Crawford either must have been pulled from his high perch to the track below, or his arm would have been pulled out of the socket. The rope snapped, but not until the pull on it had broken the bones in Crawford's left shoulder. Crawford descended the pole unassisted with the use of only his right arm and was hurried to Phelps where he was attended by Dr. W. A. Howe.

From Geneva Daily Times 12 April 1915

The authorities were today asked to assist in locating Ray Conway of Sherrill street, who has not been home since yesterday morning when he informed his mother that he was going to the Long Pier to assist a friend in adjusting a motor boat. When this morning came and no word had been received from the young man, the authorities were appealed to, but up until this afternoon, a search failed to show any trace of him. The search also failed to reveal the name of the friend whose motor boat he was to work on, although some friends state that he was seen going in the direction of the pier.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 8 May 1915

Phelps, N. Y., May 7 - Mrs. George Peters,
who resides two miles east of Phelps was badly injured yesterday when a barn door which she was about open went off its hanger and toppled over pinning her to the ground. She was unable to remove the heavy door and lay beneath it nearly half an hour before she was discovered by Francis Eighmey, a neighbor boy, who chanced to be passing and was attracted by Mrs. Peter's cries of distress. The boy summoned assistance and after Mrs. Peters had been taken to the house, Dr. F. D. Vanderhoof was called to attend her. Although her outward injuries consist of only a few bruises, it is believed she is injured internally.

From Geneva Daily Times 19 July 1915

Phelps - George Wilbur,
the Phelps lineman who was seriously injured last Wednesday when he fell from a pole after having come in contact with a live wire, was taken to the Sanitarium at Clifton Springs yesterday, where an x-ray photo of the injury to his head was made. The photo showed a four-inch fracture of the skull with a portion of the bone pressing against the brain. Surgeons at the Sanitarium will operate today for the purpose of relieving the pressure.

From Ontario County Journal 23 July 1915

Stanley, N. Y. -
The following young ladies are spending the week at Sodus: Misses Ida and Elizabeth Washburn, Frances Weeks, Myra Coon,  of this place; Carol Pettit, Esther Secor of Gorham; and Mary Fisher of Rushville.

From Ontario County Journal 1 October 1915

Because she would not consent to the marriage of her daughter to Pasquale Sardoni, aged 21, of Phelps, Mrs. Rose Domenico of Canandaigua was slashed with a sharp instrument while on her way to the canning factory of the Cobb Preserving company. On Wednesday morning, Sardoni lay in wait and viciously assaulted her when she was on her way to work about 7 o'clock. He slashed her on the left side of the face and neck, on the right ear and drew the weapon across the back of her head, making deep wounds. He later dragged her body on to the railroad tracks near the scene, evidently thinking he had killed her. Canandaigua police were notified and at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, Sardoni was found asleep in a hotel in Victor. He is locked up pending arraignment. Mrs. Domenico is being attended by Dr. F. A. Brockmyre.

From Naples Record 20 October 1915

Last Friday night, when his automobile became unmanageable and turned turtle in front of C. E. Cornish's residence, Main Street south, Llewellyn Edgett, of South Bristol, was quite badly bruised and shaken up. The other occupants of the car escaped without injury.

From Geneva Daily Times 1 November 1915

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 30 November 1915

Canandaigua, Nov. 29 -
When operating a press in the Lisk factory here this morning, Thomas Gillespie crushed three fingers of his left hand. The fingers were amputated by Drs. Frank Brockmyre and Harry M. Smith in the Canandaigua hospital of Physicians and Surgeons and the injured man later went to his home in Chapin street this afternoon. Mr. Gillespie is 52 years old.

From Ontario County Journal 7 January 1916

While on his way to work early Tuesday morning, James Moore, Main street north, who is employed at the Sonnenberg estate, fell on the icy walk on Fort Hill avenue and sustained a fracture of the left hip. He was removed to Memorial Hospital, where he is being cared for by Dr. H. C. Buell. Mr. Moore is nearly 88 years of age.

Gorham, N. Y. -  Mrs. Joseph Wilkins was severely injured recently when she stepped off backward in a trap door opening leading to the cellar, and fell a distance of seven feet. She struck the stone wall and cut and bruised the back of her head and severely injured her back, though no bones were broken. She has been confined to her bed with her injuries.

From Ontario County Journal 14 January 1916

Naples, N. Y. - 
On Jan. 5, Mrs. Samantha Stanton Nellis celebrated her 106th birthday. Mrs. Nellis is the oldest person in Ontario county and one of the oldest in the state. Her health is good and she is about the house and yard every day. She held an informal reception at her home on the Middlesex road on Tuesday, when many friends called and refreshments were served.

Bristol Center, N. Y. -
A basket ball team has been organized at Bristol Center with these officers: Captain, Harold McDowell; secretary and treasurer, Earl Woodard; manager, Monroe House. They will practice at Improvement hall on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

From Geneva Daily Times 25 January 1916

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Rose
of Park Place left Saturday for Washington, D. C., and remained there until yesterday, when they expected to leave for South Carolina to spend a month or two. While in Washington, they were the guests of President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson. Mrs. Wilson, being a close friend of Mr. and Mrs. Rose, has visited in this city at their home several times.

From Ontario County Journal 10 March 1916

A large crowd attended the baby show given under the auspices of the Women's Auxiliary of the Y. M. C. A. at the association building on Friday afternoon. The following were announced as the winners in the physical tests; Class A, Richard M. Clarke, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard N. Clarke, Main street north; Class B, Hazel Evelyn Durand, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin J. Durand, Main street south; Class C, Arlington Phillips, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Phillips, Bristol street. In the popularity contest, the following were awarded prizes: Baby with the curliest hair, Arlington Phillips; straightest hair, Louise Beeman; fattest baby, Roswell Lee; fairest baby, Henry Graves; darkest baby, Bernard Shenkman; jolliest baby, Richard Clarke; most noisy baby, Marjory Mack; baby with rosiest cheeks, Jean Riker; youngest baby to walk, Dorothy Miles; youngest to talk, George Flynn; most active girl, Elsie Kinder; most active boy, Lee Ellis.

Joe Kerico,
who was shot by Paul Orafino, a 23-old Italian at Victor early last Friday evening, was reported in a serious condition at Memorial Hospital last evening. Orafino accosted Kerico in front of the home of George Kesel, in Main street, Victor, and after a few words fired two shots. Kerico fell and Orafino was not located until the next noon when County Jailor George Clohecy and Deputy Sheriff Carlton Curtis arrested him in Canandaigua on Main street north, near Buffalo street. Though the men had but a meager description of the gunman, the questioned Orafino until he confessed to the shooting and remarked that he hoped Kerico wouldn't die. The prisoner has not seemed to realize the seriousness of the affray. Dr. W. B. Clapper of Victor attended the wounded man and had him removed to the hospital in a sleigh.

Measles prevail in Gorham and vicinity to such an extent that it may be necessary to close the school. The families of Benjamin Bergstresser, Howard Fritz, and others have been under quarantine; William Hazel, Marion Hazel, son of Walter Hazel, Ethel Greer, Horace Williamson, the children of Prof. Higley and those of Harry Goodale, are also victims of the disease.

From Ontario County Journal 5 May 1916

The graduating class of the Memorial Hospital Training school is as follows: Lucy Mary Depew, of Canandaigua; Minnie Anna McKelvie, of Geneva; Marguerite C. Draper of Elmira; Minnie Cecelia Kane, of Waverly, Pa.; Margaret Helen Barnes, of Geneva; Frances Van Kleck Voorhees, of New York City; Martha Virginia Bradley of Phillipsburg, N. J.; Mary Cathcart Graham, of Carlisle, Pa.; Beulah May Meeks and Ethel Edna Shettler of Canandaigua.

From Ontario County Journal 12 May 1916

Cheshire, N. Y. - Morton Jones,
a farmer, who lives about two mile south of this place, was kicked by a horse on Friday. His jaw was fractured and a cut in his face required several stitches. Dr. Armstrong, of Canandaigua, is attending him and it is hoped he will improve rapidly.

From Ontario County Journal 16 June 1916

Cheshire, N. Y. - Irving Elwell,
of this place, had a narrow escape from serious injury on Tuesday, while working in the field on his farm west of the place; he was hit by shots fired by a neighbor at a stray dog. He was taken to a hospital and it is hoped he will be able to return home soon.

From Ontario County Journal 14 July 1916

Salvatore Bartolina,
a store keeper at 182 Ontario street, was shot through the right shoulder by Antonio Scidone on Tuesday evening, following a dispute over a goat. Scidone sold Bartolina the goat for $9, delivered it, but did not receive his pay. The goat did not give enough milk to satisfy Bartolina and he returned it. When Scidone came home from work, he sent for Bartolina and the shooting ensued. Scidone claims Bartolina drew a knife and that he shot in self defense. After being shot, Bartolina chased his assailant a considerable distance. A report of shooting was telephoned to police headquarters and Motorcycle Policeman Delbert Fisk captured Scidone within 30 minutes after the shooting. Dr. Frank A. Brockmyre attended Bartolina after he gave up chase and he was reported yesterday to be sitting outside of his home. Scidone is being held pending a hearing on an assault charge. Pasquale Scidone, brother of Antonio, was convicted of slashing a woman with a razor at the November term of County Court and is now in Elmira reformatory.

From Phelps Citizen 27 July 1916

The following have recently had their homes wired for electricity: Mrs. Kate Beale, Miss Esther Meade, Mrs. Russell, James Kelley, George White, Eugene Irish, James Woolf.

From Ontario County Journal 11 August 1916

Hopewell, N. Y. - 
A party of young people composed of the Misses Margaret and Louise Brown, Mabel Potter, Hazel Newton, Ruth Benham, Leona Calman, Ethel and Clara Wood and Joy Cone will spent next week at Gooding's point, Canandaigua Lake. The party will be chaperoned by Mrs. H. D. Bodley.

From Ontario County Journal 1 September 1916

Gorham, N. Y. - 
The baby twins of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Catlin remarkably escaped serious injury recently, when their carriage, in which they were sitting on the porch, ran off, throwing out the babies. They escaped with slight bruises on their faces.

From Ontario County Journal 8 September 1916

Gorham, N. Y. -
A peculiar accident occurred recently when Dr. Charles Compton, dentist, left his office for a moment, while preparing to vulcanize some teeth. He had left the vulcanizer at 318 degrees, the usual temperature for that purpose being 320 degrees. During the brief absence of the doctor from the room, the vulcanizer exploded, the top passing through the ceiling and striking the roof. A hole about a foot long was left in the ceiling, and three laths were broken. Had any person been in the room, the result might have been more serious.

From Geneva Daily Times 21 October 1916

Seneca Castle, N. Y. -  Elmer Duell,
who with Mrs. Duell lives with Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hoffman on A. C. Ottley's farm, met with a serious accident Thursday afternoon at the Amicon Brothers storage plant. Mr. Duell had delivered a load of apples and in attempting to turn around in rather close quarters, the rack struck a pole and he was thrown under the horses, one of which was a colt. The animal kicked the man, breaking his jaw. They broke the wagon and ran but circled and came back and were caught. Mr. Duell was taken in an auto to Dr. Sargent, who attended to his injuries. He is a man about seventy years of age and at last reports his case seemed serious as there was a possibility of internal injury.

From Ontario County Journal 3 November 1916

Anna Bailey,
the six-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Bailey of East Victor, had a perilous experience on Sunday evening, when she went with her older brother to assist him in bringing the family cow home from pasture. The brother carried a rope and when he was putting it upon the animal to lead it home, the little girl thoughtlessly twisted a part of the rope around her leg. The cow jumped away from the boy and made a dash through the pasture lot dragging the child through underbrush and trees and across the bed of a creek and headed for the stable. Just before the stable was reached, the rope was loosened from the girl's leg. She was in a pitiable condition when her brother reached her, being badly bruised and cut while her clothing was almost torn from her body.

From Ontario County Journal 8 December 1916

George Winagle
seriously injured his hand while operating a paring machine at the Allen evaporator. The fork entered the palm of the hand, one of the tines breaking off in the wound.

From Ontario County Journal 15 December 1916

On Sunday, as Willie Cahill was attempting to decapitate a chicken, with a sharp knife, he asked his younger brother to assist him by holding the head of the fowl. He succeeded not only in beheading the fowl but also in severing the end of his brother's thumb and inflicting a painful gash in the forefinger.

Patrick McLaughlin, who was thought to have been burned in a barn fire on the Florence Smith farm in South Bristol on October 28, was in town on Monday to convince friends that he was not dead. McLaughlin had been seen in the neighborhood previous to the fire and the charred bones found in the ruins were supposed to have been his. He had read of his demise, but didn't think it worth while to deny the report.

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