From Geneva Daily Times 5 August 1907
Naples, N. Y. - It is now believed that Elmer H. Ross, of
Gulick, will survive the bite of a huge rattlesnake, received two days
ago while in the
hayfield. He was following the mowing machine driven by his father. The
snake coiled in the grass, was disturbed and sprang as the son came
along. The fangs closed on the leg below the knee. While
the father detached a horse from the machine, the son killed the snake,
which had nine rattles. The leg was tightly bandaged, and the
man swallowed a plat of whiskey. In spite of what was done the limb
swelled to the size of the body, and for two days life hung in the
balance. The man suffered from convulsions.
Manchester, N. Y. - Frank Benedict, who resides on the Brewster
farm, one mile west of this village, lost a valuable horse in a
peculiar way on Friday. His hired man had just brought the animal from
the pasture to the barn, and as he attempted to get the harness on the
animal, which was tied to a beam, it kicked him. The man struck the
animal with a strap and the horse at once threw itself on the floor and
died before a veterinary could arrive. Dr. Shaw, who was summoned,
found the cause of death to be due to injuries of the neck.
From Ontario County Journal 5 August 1907
Antonio Marsena, of Chapel street, jealous at his wife's
association with other men, waited, with his brother, for her
homecoming on Sunday evening. Both had revolvers, and as their anxiety
increased by went out to look for the wife. Near St. John's church Mrs.
Marsena, an escort and another couple were encountered. The Marsenas
opened fire, a woman ran screaming down Main street and the others
disappeared. Although the police were promptly on hand, it was not
until next day that Chief Beeman learned from the Chapel street
Italians that the woman had been shot in one arm and that she and her
husband had departed. Their whereabouts are still unknown.
The following party of young people are at the Phillips cottage on the East lake shore: Misses Mildred Phillips of Gorham; Grace Derrick, Helena Tobey, Maude Schlick, Helen Schlick, Florence Slayton and Mary Powers; and Messrs. Beacher Bassett, Fred Donnelly, William Tyler, Carroll Slayton, Robert Tobey, Claude Lafler and Arthur Tyler, of Naples.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 7 August 1907
Rushville, N. Y. - With the exception of one son, the Haviland
family held a reunion at the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Geo. Haviland, on Sunday last. Those from out-of-town were Mrs.
John Dale of New York; Charles Rhodes and family of
Geneva; Charles Haviland and Joseph Haviland of Leroy.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 August 1907
Phelps, N. Y. - John Loney, a local drayman, had the toes of
his right foot badly crushed while attempting to get aboard his dray
stopping his horse, he stepped on the hub of the wheel and his
foot slipped. The motion threw his foot under the wheel, which passed
over his toes. At the time of the accident, Mr. Loney was hauling
cement and had over a ton on the dray.
Naples, N. Y. - Miss Anna Blake of this village had a narrow
escape from drowning Monday. Several young ladies at the cottages
around the Granger and Coye Bay at the head of Canandaigua lake were
bathiing, when Miss
Blake ventured out to a cliff off which the water is seventy feet
deep and fell. She could not swim and sank. Miss Anna Sutton,
daughter of S. Sutton of Naples, an athletic girl of 17, went
to her aid, and after Miss Blake had gone down twice, caught her and
succeeded in taking her to the shore, where she was soon resuscitated.
Her father, A. M. Blake, was rendered powerless by the sight of the
accident which he witnessed from the porch of the cottage. Miss Sutton
is an expert swimmer and her courage won great praise.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 August 1907
Manchester, N. Y. - The principal feature of the picnic given
Thursday by the Baptist Sunday School of this village was the sports in
which there were many contestants. The following were prize winners in
the different contests: shoe race, won by Raymond Le Roy; girl's
throwing ball contest, won by Ruth Morris; married women's
contest, throwing ball, won by Mrs. Egbert G. Howland; 100-yard
dash, free for all, won by James Craig; 100-yard dash for
young girls, won by Ruth Morris; doughnut race, won by Clyde
Edinger; candle race for women, won by Mrs. L. Howland; backward
race for girls, won by Anna Jones; 100-yard dash for little
girls, won by Mildred Blosser; three-legged race, won by Smith
and Craig; walking match for young men, won by Myron
Burns; toad race, won by Stuart Hawkes.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 August 1907
Manchester, N. Y. - It has just been made known and at present
is the one topic of conversation in the village, that Mrs. Carl
Gillis of this village successfully frightened a thief from her
coop, while endeavoring to steal her hens on Wednesday evening, and
while she was alone in the house with six small children. Mr. Gillis is
the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company in the yard working nights, leaving
Mrs. Gillis alone with the children. Wednesday evening, Mrs. Gillis
states, a tramp was looking over their premises, but as he soon went
away nothing was thought of the matter. Shortly after the family
retired for the night, a great noise was made by the fowls, and Mrs.
Gillis getting out of bed looked toward the coop where she could
discern the figure of a man coming out of the door. Mrs. Gillis hearing
chickens still cackling and fearing that all were about to be stolen,
secured her husband's rifle, which was loaded, went to the woodshed,
opened a window and thrust the gun barrel out and leveled it on the
figure. At her command the thief dropped his load of chickens and fled.
One hen was all that was carried off. Mrs. Gillis says that the next
person who visits her chicken coop at night, if seen by her, will get a
dose of lead before being asked to drop his plunder, as she knows
how to use a rifle.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 14 August 1907
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. P. M. Skuse delightfully entertained a
party of elderly ladies at her home in East Victor on Saturday
afternoon from 2 until 7 o'clock. The party was in honor of the 88th
birthday of Mrs. Angelina Cronk. Among the guests were friends
of girlhood days, and the occasion was a most happy one. A bountiful
supper was served and greatly enjoyed.
Victor, N. Y. - Mr. and Mrs. Fred Manley and Lyman Benson of
this town attended the reunion of the Benson family, held at Seneca
Park, Rochester, on Thursday of last week. This family has many
representatives and the reunion last week, which was the first one ever
held by the family, was a large gathering, and a very enjoyable event.
Victor, N. Y. - Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Cornford, Mr. and Mrs. H. E.
Cornford, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Cornford, Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Aldrich and
children, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Osborn and children, and Miss
Gertrude Nelson, Miss Olive Simonds and Winifred Nelson, all
of this village, attended the Cornford reunion held on Wednesday of
last week at the Kibberly cottage on Cayuga lake.
Padelford, N. Y. - Charles Knapp met with a painful accident
one day last week. While operating a horse fork, he in some way got his
hand entangled in the ropes, bruising that member quite badly.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 August
James Bryan, a farm laborer who occupied the tenant house on
the turnpike just west of Pre-emption road which is owned by Charles
Bean, has disappeared and left his wife and three children without
means of support. Charles D. Bean, who now manages the business affairs
of his father, has instituted summary proceedings before Justice
Charles W. Smith, who
issued a warrant to dispossess the tenants. The situation of George
Simmons, the overseer of the poor for the Town of Geneva, has been
called to the condition of the family and he is now making arrangements
provide for them. Mr. Bryan hired out to Mr. Bean on June 1st and was
to receive as part of his compensation the use of the tenant house and
the garden patch attached. He worked until the first of August, when he
disappeared and has not been seen since. It is believed that he has
gone to Canada. As his wife was unable to pay the rent, action was
taken to recover possession of the house, and the warrant for the
dispossession which was granted by Justice Smith Monday is now pending
in order that Overseer of the Poor Simmons may make arrangements to
care for the dependents.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 21 August 1907
One hundred and twenty-five members of the family, including E.
T. Case and family, Bristol street, attended the Case reunion,
which was held Saturday at the old Case homestead now owned by F.
E. Tones in Bristol Valley. The day was spent in sports and
dancing, and a business meeting was also held at which William Case
of Allen's Hill was elected president and George Case,
The reunion of the Davis family, held at the home of Mrs.
F. H. Eighmy, Mason street, on Saturday, was attended by 83
members of the family from this and adjoining counties. Dinner was
served in a large tent on the lawn and the social hours and musical
programme made the occasion a most pleasant one. The committee to have
charge of the arrangements for the next reunion is composed of Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Ainsley of Penn Yan, Mr. and Mrs. W. I.
Burrett of Rochester, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Baldwin, Mr. and Mrs.
M. O. Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Davis and Miss Lena Eighmy of
Canandaigua. Miss Rubie Baldwin was elected secretary.
Victor, N. Y. - Charles Webster was the victim of a
serious accident last week. Mr. Webster was at work on the addition
which is being built on Milo Webster's house in Moore avenue, this
village, when the scaffold broke and Mr. Webster fell to the ground
breaking his wrist and seriously bruising his hand. He was removed to a
From Geneva Daily Times 30 August 1907
Phelps, N. Y. - The annual reunion of the Case family was
held at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. William Stryker yesterday. There were seventy-seven
present. Refreshments were served and then the company was entertained
with a literary and musical program. Officers as follows were elected:
President, Alfred Case; vice-president, Mrs. Julia
Burnette; secretary, Miss Mary Biglow; treasurer, Theodore
Case. Among the guests present from out-of-town were Mr. and
James Rykman of Seattle, Wash.; Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Scotney of
Bradboure, N. C.; Mr. and Mrs. William Taylor and Miss
Minnie Donahue of Hillsdale, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Case and
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Case of Amsterdam; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred
George Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Evans and son of
Rochester; Mr. and Mrs. John Hornby and daughter of
Springfield, Mass.; Mrs. Smallage and two daughters of Penn
Yan; Mrs. A. E. Burnett, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Burnett, of
Lyons; George Case and daughter of Palmyra; Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Vosburg of Seneca Castle.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 September
A baby boy about three years old is at
the home of Patrick McGloon, No. 1 Exchange street.
The baby apparently lost by someone was found by Mr. McGloon and some
companions on Exchange street at about three o'clock this
morning. Mr. McGloon and several other men had spent Sunday and Labor
Day at Camp Comfort on the shore of Seneca Lake near Billsboro. They
returned to Geneva early this morning so as to be able to return to
their work. While going down Exchange street just north of the New
York Central freight house, the men were attracted by a small figure
in a checked gingham dress making its way along the sidewalk. Mr.
went up to the figure and discovered that it was a child apparently
between two and three years of age. He spoke to the little one and
it followed him. The child could not tell its name or where it had come
from. It had the appearance of being an Italian child and so the men
went to several of the Italian residences in the vicinity and attempted
to awake the inmates. The attempts were unsuccessful and so it was
decided that Mr. McGloon would take the child home. The youngster was
taken there, given a bath and dressed up again. The find was reported
to the police early this morning but up until noon, no one had reported
a child lost. The youngster at the McGloon home seems perfectly
with its surroundings and apparently would just as soon stay there as
anywhere. Owing to the hour at which it was found, it is believed that
the child wandered from home. The boy has light hair, light blue eyes
and regular features.
From Geneva Daily Times 9 September 1907
Shortsville, N. Y. - Saturday was Miss Eleanor K. Faurot's 89th
birthday. She was the seventh child, born on the seventh day of the
month, and the seventh day of the week.
Friday, September 6th, was the 83d birthday of C. P. Brown. Although
in quite poor health, Mr.
Brown is uncomplaining, and meets his many friends with a kindly
From Geneva Daily Times 17 September 1907
Halls Corners, N. Y. - As Orson Robson, accompanied by
his daughter, May, and sister, Miss
Mary Robson, were returning from church at No. Nine Sunday morning,
their horse became frightened by a motor cycle ridden by a young man
named Albertsn and as they neared the corner of the road below Thomas
Haslett's turning on to the ford by T. E. Turnbull's, the
three were thrown out of their carriage, injuring all of them, but
not in a dangerous manner. Mr. Robson sustained a gash upon the head.
Misses Mary and May were bruised about the head somewhat. Miss Mary's
glasses were broken also and her eyes somewhat injured. Dr. John Robson
was called and all are comfortable today.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 September 1907
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The descendants of the late Jacob
Vanderhoof and his wife, Catherine Hall Vanderhoof, have formed an
organization and will hold a reunion each year. The first reunion was
held at Boardman Island Saturday last, at which sixty were present. The
officers for this coming year are: President, J. M. Vanderhoof; vice-president,
Wallace Follett; secretary, Roscoe Haynes; treasurer, M.
G. Vanderhoof; entertainment committee, Mrs. Helen Carr, Mrs.
Josephine Follett, Mrs. Annie Follett, Mrs. Lillian Vanhoof, Mrs.
Gertrude Vanderhoof, Mrs. Minnie Gross and Mrs. Millie
Abenshine. Two of the
nine children who were born to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Vanderhoof were
present at this gathering: Mrs. Elizabeth Bryant, now in her
92d year and Mrs. Lucy Mosher, 72 years of age. The reunion
held hereafter on the third Wednesday in August.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 18 September 1907
Victor, N. Y. - On Thursday evening, September 12, triplets
were born to Mr. and Mrs. Irving S. Boughton, who reside west
of this village. The three little boys weighed eleven pounds together.
One weighed five pounds and the other two three pounds each. The
parents were very proud of their sons and were saddened by the death of
one of them. The one weighing five pounds died. The remaining two
appear healthy and the mother is doing nicely.
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Eliza Grinnell celebrated
her ninetieth birthday at her home with the family of Dr. S. H. Adams
on Wednesday last. Mrs. Grinnell, who was born near Rome, N. Y., has
received many letters of congratulations from that place. She has been
a member of Dr. Adam's family for the past thirty years. Many friends
from the village called and among the remembrances was a cake bearing
nine candles, one for each ten years of her life, and the figures
1817-1907 frosted on the top. This cake was presented by Mrs. F. W.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 September 1907
Phelps, N. Y. - While crossing a street in Geneva yesterday, Mrs.
Orson Sopher, an aged lady
of this village, was struck by a rig driven by a coachman in the
employ of Banker Chew of Geneva. Mr. Chew was also an occupant
of the carriage. The pole of the carriage struck Mrs. Sopher on the
head and she was knocked under the horses' feet. The animals, however,
did not trample on her and she was rescued before sustaining further
injuries. Mrs. Sopher was carried to a nearby store and after
recovering from the shock, she was able to resume her journey homeward
George King was struck and injured quite severely on the
Pennsylvania Division of the New York Central near the college boat
house this morning. King was walking along the tracks when a southbound
train approached. He stepped from the southbound to the northbound
tracks and in so doing failed to look out for a northbound train which
was approaching slowly. The man was struck and knocked a considerable
distance. The train was stopped and the engine detached and run to the
station where a hurried call was sent in for Dr. C. C. Lytle and the
City Hospital ambulance. Both calls were responded to promptly and the
injured man was removed immediately to the hospital. It was found that
he had suffered several severe abrasions on the face and back but that
apparently these were the only injuries and that he would quickly
recover unless there are some undiscovered internal injuries.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 September 1907
Fenton E. Stilwell is a brave man. He is willing to think for
himself and to stand alone. He has
courage enough to oppose all of the other master and journeyman
barbers in the city. With the exception of Mr. Stilwell's shop at
No. 16 Linden street, all of the other barber shops in the city will
increase the price of shaving from ten to fifteen cents, commencing on
Monday morning. At the Stilwell shop, the price of a shave will remain
at ten cents, while hair-cutting will be twenty cents except on
when five cents will be added. In view of the general advance, Mr.
Stilwell has advertised for 5,000 men to get their work done at his
shop at the old prices. It is an open question whether his full want
will be satisfied and whether he could take care of them if it was, but
it is likely that the amount of his business will be limited only by
the capacity of his shop.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 25 September 1907
Rushville, N. Y. - Byron Soules, while probably in an
intoxicated condition, Friday night fell when entering a stable in the
feed barn where he is employed and was badly injured by the tramping of
a horse. One shoulder was badly crushed and one arm broken. Had it not
been for the prompt action of Frank Holbrook, who was in the
barn and heard him fall, Mr. Soules would have suffered even greater
injuries. The lantern which he carried was rescued in time to save
conflagration. Mr. Soules was taken to Memorial hospital, Canandaigua,
on Saturday last.
St. Mary's Church, Canandaigua - Recently baptized, Edward
Custer McCarthy, Dolores Florence Mallotte, John Conon Doyle, Gladys
Ruth Kaveny, Helen Elizabeth Mahar, Lilian Julia Hoad and Margaret
From Canandaigua Chronicle 2 October 1907
Bristol Springs, N. Y. - An accident occurred to Martin Beeman
and family on Tuesday last. As they were descending the road that
leads to the lake, the strap of the neck yoke broke, letting the wagon
run upon the horses, which ran off the bank into the Lapham gully and
all were thrown out, Mrs. Beeman receiving a broken wrist and other
bruises. The rest escaped serious injury.
From Phelps Citizen 3 October 1907
Darwin Pease, a farmer living about two miles south of Clifton
Springs, was quite severely gored by a cow he was loading to the
Lindner slaughter house, Tuesday morning. A lady passing along the
street, wearing a red shawl, is thought to have enraged the animal
which suddenly turned upon its owner. Fortunately help was near and
prevented the animal doing more serious injury to Mr. Pease.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 October 1907
Phelps, N. Y. - A strange horse attached to a light open buggy was
found by Marshall Zimmerman in one of the back fields of his
farm yesterday morning. The horse had evidently run away, although
there was no damage to the rig with the exception of the bridle being
missing. Mr. Zimmerman came to
Phelps to advertise his find and later it was discovered that the
rig was owned by a man named Clark of Waterloo. Mr. Clark had been in
Lyons and left his horse standing in the street while he went inside to
transact some business. While he was absent, the horse disappeared.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 October 1907
Phelps, N. Y. - While repairing the roof
of his farm residence, north of Phelps, George Conine, who
resides on North Wayne street, fell a distance of twenty-five feet and
sustained serious injuries. His body is badly bruised and Dr. W. A.
Howe, who attended him, fears that he has been injured internally.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 9 October 1907
Gorham, N. Y. - The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Jas.
Campbell, which had been under the care of Mrs. Hue Curtis the
past month, was taken to the orphan asylum.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 23 October 1907
Rushville, N. Y. - John Dwyer, who for some time has lived
alone at his place two miles north of this village, fell last week from
an apple tree. When found he was carried to the house and a doctor
summoned who found him to be seriously injured. Both hips are broken
and an internal injury is feared. His mind is in some way affected. He
is being cared for by his daughters from Rochester.
Last Thursday while Edwin Hurley, accompanied by two other
men, was on his way home from work, the horse was frightened by the
scratching of a match and started to run. The animal soon became
unmanageable and the occupants were thrown out. Mr. Hurley was brought
home seriously injured. His spine is thought to be affected and one leg
is also broken. Since the accident he has lain in an unconscious
condition the greater part of the time. On Friday his attending
physician, Dr. A. T. Halstead, counseled with Dr. W. W. Skinner of
Geneva. It was found that the injured man was beyond help.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 October 1907
Phelps, N. Y. - Aiken Irving, a retired Phelps farmer, who resides
alone on West Main street was found unconscious yesterday morning and
whether or not his condition is due to asphyxiation or a stroke of
paralysis is yet undecided. Mr. Irving was first discovered by Frank
Hicks, who, on entering the house, found Mr. Irving lying on the
bed partly dressed. After a futile attempt to arouse
Mr. Irving, medical assistance was summoned. He failed to rally and
up to a late hour had not regained consciousness. At the time that Mr.
Hicks entered the house fumes of gas were noticed.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 October 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Albert Andrews was shot by Soem Edstrom, a
fellow employee at the Sonnenberg estate of Mrs. F. F. Thompson at
about noon yesterday. The men, who are employed by Mrs. Thompson, were
in their quarters at the time. Edstrom ran
out of the room, saying that he had shot Andrews, and later Andrews was
taken to Memorial Hospital, where it was found that the bullet had
his shoulder and striking a bone, had penetrated his lung. During the
afternoon Andrews made a signed statement, in which he exonerated
saying the two were fooling when the shooting occurred. No arrest was
made until about 6 o'clock when Edstrom was taken into custody. Some
statements he made to the officer who arrested him led the officer to
think that the two men had quarreled. Edstrom was charged with assault
in the first degree for shooting Andrews. He was taken before Police
Justice Parkhurst and committed to the county jail to await the result
of Andrew's injuries. Andrews is in a serious condition at the hospital.
From Geneva Daily Times 28 October 1907
It was reported to the police last week that LeRoy Peters had
left his home on Thursday and had not been
seen about the city after he had come down town. An investigation which
followed finally ended in the discovery that Mr. Peters was stopping at
the Nester Hotel. His family was informed and he returned home Saturday
evening. In some manner a story was circulated about the
street yesterday and this morning to the effect that Mr. Peters had
taken a quantity of chloroform. This story was positively denied by
members of the family today and the facts also show that there was no
foundation for the rumor. The facts in the case are that Mr. Peters
went to the Nester Thursday afternoon and after being about the hotel
for a few hours, asked for a room, stating that he wished to lie down.
He was assigned a room. Mr. Peters declared that he did not desire
to eat the next day because of a violent toothache. He remained at the
hotel Friday and Saturday, and Saturday again complained of the
toothache. Saturday night he visited the Weld drug store at the corner
and Exchange streets and complained of the toothache again. Here he
secured a small vial containing a quantity of oil of cloves mixed with
a very small quantity of chloroform. It was declared today that had the
entire vial been filled with chloroform, it could have produced an
ill effect. It was the purchase of this vial which was found in the
at the hotel that evidently gave rise to the stories that Mr. Peters
taken chloroform. Mr. Peters returned home with his family Saturday
and today is about the house as usual.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 November 1907
Naples, N. Y. - James Springstead, a farmer past seventy years of
age is suffering much from an injury sustained in falling under his
wagon. He was taking a load of corn into his
barn, walking beside it, losing his balance, he fell in front of a
wheel and infirmities of age prevented him from getting out of its
track. His side was savagely scraped, and an arm run over. It is
believed, however, that there are no internal injuries, and that he
From Geneva Daily Times 25 November 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - A peculiar and painful injury to E. G.
Snyder, of the West lake road, was reported Saturday. Mr. Snyder
was driving home from town with a load of grist, when the team became
frightened at something and, plunging, threw Snyder off. Snyder fell so
that one of the wheels of the heavy wagon passed over his neck. That he
was not killed, is considered remarkable by
his physician, Dr. F. C. Brockmyre, but except for bruises and cuts
and a stiff neck, Snyder is all right.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 December 1907
Manchester, N. Y. - Calvin P. Osgood, over 80 years of age, who
resides four miles northeast of this village, is in a serious condition
at his home from the too frequent use of kerosene oil as an application
for the cure of rheumatism. This is said to have been a favorite remedy
in years gone by. Mr. Osgood applied the oil to his leg, using a tight
cloth covering and went to bed. In the morning his leg was so badly
blistered that he was confined to his bed. The leg
now looks more like a piece of raw beef than human flesh.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 11 December 1907
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Louisa West Tallmadge, whose home is in
this village and has been for eighty-nine years, celebrated her 92d
birthday on Monday, Dec. 9. Mrs. Tallmadge is in very good health and
in full possession of all her faculties. She is a woman of wonderful
vigor and few of her age can boast of such activity. She is visiting at
the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Arthur Force near Mendon, where she
will spend her birthday.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 18 December 1907
Victor, N. Y. - On Thursday morning as Everett Jacobs was
walking down Church street, he slipped on the ice and fell, striking on
his head. He was able to walk to the store of his father, Ovid Jacobs,
on East Main street, where he soon fainted and remained in an
unconscious condition for the greater part of the day. He was not able
to be taken to his home until evening. He suffered serious scalp wounds
and is now confined to his bed. It is hoped that no more serious
results will develop.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 December 1907
In Police Court this morning, Dennis McCarthy was
sentenced to serve three months in the Ontario county jail. McCarthy
was arrested by Officer McNerney yesterday afternoon upon a warrant
obtained yesterday morning by his wife. The warrant was secured, it is
stated, on account of the actions of the man at his home.
According to the story told, he became intoxicated and then started to
"clean house." His wife, father and other members of the family were
attacked. The warrant charging him with being intoxicated was secured
yesterday morning but it was not until late yesterday afternoon that
officer located him and it was only after a struggle in which he was
that McCarthy consented to go to jail. This morning he was penitent but
the Judge decided that a jail sentence was the best thing for him and
he made it three months. McCarthy is a former well-known baseball
He played with teams in the West and was with several of the Empire
From Geneva Daily Times 30 December 1907
Manchester, N. Y. - A serious stabbing affray and what may prove
to be a murder, took place in this village yesterday afternoon between
4 and 5 o'clock, the victim being Abbott Hessney, a Syrian
merchant who conducts a store here. The one accused of the crime is an
Italian named Tony Pasco, who, it is said, used a large knife
to inflict the injury. The trouble started in the home of an Italian
named Peter Mann, where Tony Pasco and his father, Frank Pasco,
together with Abbott Hessney, had met. There was a dispute over some
Hessney had sent to Pasco's home for another Italian who was boarding
Pasco objected to the goods being there and returned them to Hessney.
The two Pascos tried to eject Hessney from the home, the father, it is
alleged, striking him in the head with a chair. Hessney was forced
outside the door when it is charged young Pasco seized him from behind,
and reaching under his right arm drove the knife into Hessney's right
cut slanting upward. The blade of the knife is one inch wide at the
handle and runs five and one half inches to a point, the blade closing
the handle. It is thought the wound is four inches deep. Hessney was
suffering from internal hemorrhages and was removed in an ambulance to
Memorial Hospital at Canandaigua. Officer Franklin Smith and a posse of
men arrested both the Pascos and took them to the county jail.
From Ontario County Journal 10 January 1908
Allen's Hill, N. Y. - Raymond Sleight met with quite a
serious accident on New Years eve. While on his way to Honeoye Falls,
his horse became frightened at the cars near Gates crossing. As
he turned he collided with a telephone pole, tipping the carriage over
and wrecking it badly. Mr. Sleight received a sprained knee, and one
side of his face was bruised and cut some.
Naples, N. Y. - At a recent family gathering at the home of Arthur Kuns, of
Naples, there were 15 members of the family present, including Mr. and
Mrs. Adam Kuns and some of their children and grandchildren. A handsome
rocker was presented to their parents by the children, and prompted by
this act, Mr. Kuns immediately presented to each of his five children
$100. It was a fine illustration of an abundant and speedy harvest of
From Geneva Daily Times 22 January 1908
Manchester, N. Y. - During the absence of Mr. and Mrs. John Q.
Wells from their home in Farmington, about 2 o'clock Sunday
morning those in the house were aroused by the screams of Charles, the
ten-year-old son, from his bedroom upstairs. The daughter, Ethel,
was the first to respond to the cries and when she entered the room she
was horrified to see the bed on fire and her brother with his night
clothes in flames running around the room trying to extinguish the
flames with a sweater. Ethel stripped the burning clothes from her
and rushed from the room. Then she ran down the stairs and securing a
pitcher of water called to her sister to help her. When she reached the
scene of the fire, the flames were leaping to the ceiling, but water
put out the fire before very much damage had been done. The boy is
on his legs in twelve different places, two of the burns being large,
and one of his hands is also badly burned. The fire is supposed to have
started from the lamp that Charlie carried on going to bed.
From Geneva Daily Times 25 January 1908
Manchester, N. Y. - Hon. Myron D. Short of Canandaigua, an able
commissioner, and a sheriff's jury held court in Village Hall,
Shortsville, Wednesday, on the complaint of Charles Van Buren,
the petitioner in the case, represented by W. C. Ellis of
who requested that a committee be appointed over William R. Camp
of Shortsville, a Civil War veteran, 86 years of age, who is
and confined to his bed, and for nearly a month had required constant
attention. As his only near relative, his daughter, recently died, the
jury decided that Mr. Camp should have some one with authority to look
after him, as he draws a pension of $20 a month. He also has the use
his life of two houses in Shortsville, one of which he occupies, the
other renting by the week. This, together with the pension money, makes
his income $344. Oliver S. Titus was appointed committee of Mr.
From Phelps Citizen 30 January 1908
Ernest Moore was badly burned while handling babbit metal Saturday
at the Crown works, The young man was pouring the metal into the hub of
a wheel when it exploded and filled his face and eyes with small
particles of the babbit. The gaseous fumes ignited and the flames
struck him in the face, burning the flesh and destroying his eyebrows
and a portion of the hair on his head. He was also burned about the
Canandaigua has a new organiztion known as the Independent Order of
Turkeys, and "The Yard" as each branch of the society is termed, which
has just been orgazized, is the third in the United States. Chas. Lewis has been elected Past Great Gobbler, and J. M. VanDevyver Great Gobbler.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 February 1908
Rushville, N. Y. - Rushville residents are somewhat
stirred over the disappearance from his home of 14-year-old John
Turner. A short time ago he was taken sick, staying out of school,
but getting better, went after his books, telling his teacher that he
had been summoned by telephone to go to an uncle's to help him with his
chores and attend school there. No trace of hims has since been found.
had always been accounted a very trustworthy boy, which makes his
home a surprise.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 February 1908
Phelps, N. Y. - Frank Hill was taken into custody yesterday by
Constables Loney and Smith and placed in the village lockup, where he
will remain until a commission passes upon his sanity. Hill has been
making things lively at his home on West Main street, it is said, for
the past ten days and it was only after a fierce struggle with the
officers that he consented to be taken. Hill, it is alleged, has
threatened several times to kill every member of the household and on
other occasions he forcibly enjected them from their home. His
wanderings about the country has excited a great deal of comment during
the zero weather. He has been an inmate of Willard hospital on two
previous occasions. The unfortunate man was taken to the county jail at
Canandaigua last evening, the lockup here being unfit to keep him. A
commission will examine him tomorrow.
From Shortsville Enterprise 7 February 1908
Friend Charley Bryant and his good wife suffered the scare
of their lives Sunday night about 11 o'clock, when their night lamp
exploded, scattering the burning oil about the sitting room, and
setting fire to the carpet, table cloth and other articles in the room.
Charley fought the flames so successfully as to succeed in subduing
them, though not until considerable damage was done to the room's
contents. The loss will not exceed $100, it is believed. Mr. and Mrs.
Bryant both escaped without injury from the flames, but they are
suffering greatly from the effects of the shock.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 February 1908
Phelps, N. Y. - While exercising a high-spirited horse on West
Main street Saturday afternoon, Oscar King met with a serious
mishap. The horse became unmanageable, ran away and threw King from his
seat on a huge four-wheel cart. His head struck violently against a
telephone pole, inflicting injuries which rendered him unconscious for
a time. He was removed to his home on Exchange street, where his
were treated by Dr. Vanderhoof. It required several stitches to close
the wounds. The horse continued through the drifts and was finally
a couple of miles outside the village. It was uninjured but had
demolished the cart.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 February 1908
Stanley, N. Y. - Mail carrier Charles Gulvin of
route No. 3 received a fine token of appreciation from the patrons
of his route last week in the shape of a fur coat, silk lined and
trimmed, a genuine Alaska seal cap, a pair of fine fur driving gloves,
fur-lined, and $4.40 in money. Evidently his patrons appreciate his
endeavors to reach them during the recent storms and almost impassible
roads. Mr. Gulvin thanked them heartily and believes he is carrying
to the kindest people in the state.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 February 1908
Naples, N. Y. - Wanda Chapter of the Eastern Star was organized in
Naples Tuesday night with the following officers:
|Matron - Mrs. Emma Bolles
Patron - George Bolles
Associate matron - Mrs. Mary Tozer
Conductress - Josephine Kunes
Asst. conductress - Jessie Clement
Secretary - Mrs. Maude Charles
Treasurer - Mrs. Coleman
|Chaplain - H. P. Weatherlow
Marshal - James H. Tozer
Ada - Estella Lewis
Ruth - Grace Frazier
Esther - Mrs. Morley
Martha - Katherine Koby
Electa - Jennie House
From Ontario County Journal 28 February 1908
Canadice, N. Y. - Hugh Wright met with a serious accident on
Saturday morning. He went to the barn for a rope and in passing near a
hay chute, which had hay thrown over it, he made a misstep and fell
through, catching himself by his arms. He called for help, and one of
the men who were pressing hay there at the time pulled him out. He was
taken to the house and a doctor summoned, who found that several ribs
were broken and loosened. He is slowly recovering.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 March 1908
Manchester, N. Y. - Although much scientific instruction
has been given to the worthy housewives of the town of Manchester in
the last few years in the art of preserving fruit so that it will keep,
and retain its firmness and flavor, yet it is doubtful if any of them
can compare their efforts in that line with Mrs. Amanda McLouth, who
is past 78 years of age. She opened a can of fruit yesterday that was
put up by her over 50 years ago, and it was as firm as if only placed
in the can one month ago, and not a particle of mould or decay showed
the fruit. The fruit was put up in September, 1857, and consists of
was known in the early days as sugar pears. The tree is alive today and
is said to have been bearing over 100 years. The can used is about the
size of the two-quart jar of today, but has neither the maker's name or
trademark. A large cork is used for a cover, which was made airtight by
a preparation of beeswax and rosin.
From Geneva Daily Times 9 March 1908
The Italian colony in Torrey Park was again in holiday attire
yesterday. The occasion was a christening at the home of Peter
Frabrizzi, one of the prominent citizens of the place. The youngest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frabrizzi was yesterday given the name of Mary
in honor of Mrs. Raymond Del Papa. Mr. and Mrs. Tabeio
Tadiscol of Sayre acted as sponsors and a gala time was had at the
Frabrizzi residence. The
place was decorated with American and Italian flags and over 200
guests, among them many prominent Italians from Rochester, Buffalo,
Ithaca, Syracuse, Auburn and other surrounding towns sat down to the
dinner, which was served at 3 o'clock. Following this dinner the house
was visited by practically every resident of the colony and the
merrymaking continued until late last night.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 March 1908
Naples, N. Y. - Word was hastily went Thursday night to officers
in this town asking them to come to the home of Edward Andrews, in
South Bristol, to take into custody Wells Butler, who was
evidently dangerously insane. It was said that he had driven the family
from the house and had broken windows with his fists, and that he had
two shotguns within reach. Officers F. A. Manahan and Frank Cornish
drove to the place, six miles away. The house was surrounded by
neighbors, but none cared to enter. The officers went in and found
Butler in bed. Before he could arouse himself he was handcuffed. He was
brought to Naples and put in confinement. It appears that Butler, who
was then a resident of Bristol, with a family, became insane about
twelve or fifteen years ago and was taken to Willard State Asylum.
After several years he escaped and came back to his home. He seemed to
be restored to his right mind, and no attempt was made to
take him back to the hospital. After two or three years, however, the
returned, and he became so violent that his wife dared not live with
and left, going West to her children.
A short time ago Butler went West to try and induce his wife to live
with him, but she refused, and he seemed much worse when he returned to
the home of Andrews, with whom he had lived much of the time after his
wife left him. Yesterday afternoon, by order of the District Attorney,
Butler was examined by Drs. Conley and Barringer, who pronounced him
insane. Attendants of Willard Hospital will soon be here to take him
to that institution.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 March 1908
Phelps, N. Y. - The 85th birthday of Mrs. Ruth Olmstead will
be observed quietly today. The usual celebration will have to be
omitted owing to the illness of Mrs. Olmstead, who is suffering a
severe attack of the grip.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 March 1908
Gorham, N. Y. - Since May 1st, 1907, James Cook has
prepared the graves for 28 people in the Gorham Cemetery. The names,
with date, place and cause of death with age follow:
May 5th, Gilbert L. Mott, infant son of Durwood Mott, cause of
death, convulsions; May 6th, Mary Jane Dickerson, wife of
William Dickerson, of apoplexy, aged 57; May 9th, Catherine Witter,
of pneumonia, aged 80. The latter three all died in Gorham. May
18th, Margaret Barden, of heart disease, at South Bristol,
aged 78; May 28th, Chas. Coon, of heart disease, at Rochester,
aged 54; June 9th, Lewis Werley, of senility, Gorham, aged 80;
July 11th, Richard Boyce, of pulmonary tuberculosis, Gorham,
aged 57; Aug. 2d, Mrs. Janet Hodgson, at
Berlin, Conn., aged 40, uremia cause of death; Aug. 10th, infant
of John Wolforth, Gorham; Aug. 15th, Margaret Kidder in
of meningitis, aged 1 year; Aug. 31st Chas. (newspaper illegible -
Sterxxxxst) at Canandaigua, aged 5 months; Sept. 3d, Joseph
Gorham, aged 94; Sept. 13th, Leroa Smith, Gorham, of cholera
aged 1 year and 10 months; Sept. 15th, Rebecca Jane Rodman,
of apoplexy, aged 97; Sept. 16th, Mrs. Clara Lane, at
of consumption, aged 25; Sept. 16th, infant child of William Wing,
at Rochester; Sept. 21st, Mrs. Maria Ketcham, Gorham, of
aged 57; Nov. 22d, Charles Rockefeller, Gorham, of heart
aged 46; Dec. 13th, Minnie Ellis, at Canandaigua, of
11; Dec. 19th, Nelson Duval, of consumption, at Penn Yan, aged
Jan. 5th, 1908, Wendell (newspaper illegible - (Stape?),
Potter, of heart failure, aged 1 year and 10 months; Jan 16th, Miss
Torrey, at Middlesex, aged 54; Jan. 22d, Mrs. Kate Pearson, Gorham,
aged 50; Feb 5th, Charles Werley, Gorham, fractured skull;
Mrs. Helen Raymer, of apoplexy, aged 64.
From Naples Record 3 April 1908
Bristol Springs - Not many sick, but several disabled ones in our burgh. Will Hemenway goes with crutches from driving a rusty nail through the ball of his foot. George Sherman travels with the same aid on account of the saw mill carriage getting the best of him in a collision; and Fred Barrett has a bad felon on the palm of his left hand.
From Geneva Daily Times 9 April 1908
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mark Jopson, who has been an inmate of the
Canandaigua Hospital of Physicians and Surgeons, for eight days, under
treatment, Tuesday night, while the nurse was momentarily out of the
room, arose and with
only underclothing, a night dress and a pair of felt slippers, jumped
of the window and went to his home, four miles west of this village,
he arrived at 1:40 a.m. He was reported by the family yesterday morning
to be none the worse for his nocturnal experience.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 April 1908
Court City of Geneva, No. 363, Foresters of America, held its
annual installation of officers last evening. Worthy Deputy Grand Chief
Ranger Henry W. Beatty acted as installing officer and was
assisted by his herald, Thomas Reynolds. The following were
the officers installed:
|Chief ranger - Walter Hyatt
Sub chief ranger - George Hyatt
Treasurer - Arthur Smith
Financial Secy - Joseph Lake
Recording Secy - Fred Baumgartner
Senior woodward - Frank Seabrook
Junior woodward - Jesse Trautman
|Senior beadle - Ben Brown
Junior beadle - Frank Beamish
Trustees - Andrew Rogers and
Lecturer - Thomas Reynolds
Court physician - Dr. R. W. Padgham
From Shortsville Enterprise 24 April 1908
John Trickey drove in from his farm on his milk delivery to the
Central last Saturday morning, and after unloading the several large
cans containing the lacteal fluid, he drove his staid old gray on to
the Main street, stopping in front of Bidwell & Bushnell's store,
but failed to hitch the horse to a post. The animal was observed to
sneeze a couple of times, and then suddenly started for Slocum's
pharmacy, which is next door to B. & B.'s store, and had not only
got both itself and rig on to the sidewalk, but had almost reached the
drugstore, when the stentorian "Whoa!" of John, who was coming toward
the vehicle, caused the animal to stop dead still and wait for further
instructions from the surprised owner. The horse was backed off from
the sidewalk, and this time John used the tie strap to make his equine
fast. It is supposed that the sagacious animal, fearing to "catch his
death of cold," had intended to visit the drugstore for the purpose of
obtaining some kind of cough remedy, which was in sight in the display
From Geneva Daily Times 25 April 1908
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - The Clifton Springs Civic Club has
elected the following officers to act during the ensuing year:
|President - Miss Mary Coolidge
Vice-presidents - Mrs. J. W. Rafter, Mrs.
Fred H. Newland, Mrs. G. A. Carpenter
Corr. secretary - Mrs. S. E. Stone
Rec. secretary - Miss Lulu Fox
Treasurer - Mrs. Levi Vanderhoof
|Auditors - Mrs. William Mather, Mrs.
S. W. Pitts
Delegates to co. convention - Miss Susan
Wakefield, Mrs. W. J. Durling, Miss
Alice Whiting, Mrs. B. W. Baggerly
From Geneva Daily Times 28 April 1908
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Henry Dibble, of East Bloomfield, made it
lively for his family and two constables on Sunday night. He was at
Willard State Hospital for mental trouble some years ago, and of late
had acted in a manner that led his relatives to believe it would be
best to have him again confined. Dibble is about 50 years old and
vigorous, and when he heard two officers were after him he eluded them,
going to the woods, where the constables and a posse of neighbors had a
merry chase for some time. Dibble was finally captured,
and is now in county jail, awaiting removal to Willard.
From Geneva Daily Times 29 April 1908
Rushville, N. Y. - Last Thursday, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel
live near Canandaigua, were very ill with ptomaine poisoning. Mr.
was unconscious for some time and both he and Mrs. Douglass were
ill. A strange feature of the case was that a young lady who lived with
was taken ill on Friday, while another member of the household was not
ill until Saturday. It was thought that the poisoning was caused by
which they had eaten at dinner. Mrs. Douglass will be remembered as
Rowena Jones of this place.
From Ontario County Journal 1 May 1908
Bristol, N. Y. - While Hale Johnson, the 13-year-old son of
Albert Johnson, was splitting wood on Saturday, the ax glanced and
struck his foot, cutting into the flesh to the bone and laying it open
about one and a half inches.
Cheshire, N. Y. - William Ward, an aged resident of this place, met
with a serious accident on Saturday, while with his daughter, Mrs.
Frank DeBow, at East Bloomfield. He was on his way from the home to the
barn and the high wind which was blowing suddenly started an open buggy
which was standing near the barn. Mr. Ward was struck by the buggy and
thrown to the ground in such a way that his neck was twisted and it is
feared that the bones are dislocated. His left side is partially
paralyzed. Dr. S. R. Wheeler, of East Bloomfield, is in charge of the
case. Mr. Ward is 77 years of age and not well. He had
gone to be with his daughter while Mrs. Ward was in Canada, called
there by the illness of her son, Jedediah Ward. Fortunately, Mrs. Ward
found her son improved and was on her return journey when Mr. Ward was
injured and reached him that night.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 May 1908
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Maria Peabody of this village received the
congratulations of her friends yesterday, it being her 89th birthday.
Aside from blindness, with which she has been afflicted for years, Mrs.
Peabody is in possession of all her faculties and is remarkably well
for one so advanced in years. She has three sisters living, the
youngest of whom is 84 years of age.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 May 1908
Pearl Rappalea, a young woman employed as a waitress and who has
at different times worked at several of the local hotels, made an
unsuccessful attempt at committing suicide last night. The woman took a
dose of laudanum and then lay down on a pile of stones at the foot of
Washington street near the lake front. Luckily she was discovered
shortly after taking the poison by a couple of fishermen who were just
coming home after an evening upon the lake. The matter was instantly
reported to the police and a call sent to the City Hospital. As soon as
possible, Miss Rappalea was removed to the hospital and Dr. F. L.
Stebbins summoned. The physician worked over the woman until an early
hour this morning and it is believed succeeded in getting the poison
from her system. The case was reported to the police about 1 o'clock
this morning. At the hospital this noon it was reported that the
patient was greatly improved and that she would recover. The only
reason that can be assigned for the rash act is despondency. Friends of
the woman state that she was naturally of a cheerful disposition but
that at times she would become despondent and discontented, and that
she has before threatened to do something rash. The woman's home, it is
stated, is in Dundee. She came to Geneva something over a year ago as a
book agent. Soon after becoming here she quit that occupation and
secured work as a waitress at one of the local restaurants. Since that
time she has worked at different places. She was about as usual last
night with friends up until late in the night, when her friends left
her supposing that she was going to her room. About 1 o'clock Lewis
Miles and Benjamin Sawyer returned from the lake, where they had been
fishing. The men started to cross over from the lake so as to come up
Washington street. They had gone but a short distance when their
attention was attracted by what seemed to be the groans of a person in
great pain. The men investigated and upon a pile of stones in a rather
dark spot they discovered the body of a woman. She was then partially
unconscious. The men made haste to inform the police and summon the
ambulance. According to the physician the men must have discovered the
Rappalea girl a short time after she had taken the poison, as it had
not been absorbed, and the promptness with which she was removed to the
hospital undoubtedly saved her life. As it was the physician worked
from about 1 o'clock last night until 5 this morning before he
pronounced her out of danger. Miss Rappalea absolutely refuses to tell
anything at all about the affair. It is supposed that she took about an
ounce of the drug, but the authorities have as yet failed to learn
where she secured it or any reason for her taking it. It developed in
the investigation conducted by the police today that Miss Rappalea
purchased the drug at a local drug store on April 26th, stating that
she wanted it to stop a toothache. Word from the hospital this
afternoon stated that she was doing nicely and that she would recover.
From Shortsville Enterprise 29 May 1908
While in an intoxicated condition, Charles Knapp and Court
Harlow, of this village, created a disturbance at the home of John
Smith, West Main street, on Tuesday morning about 1 o'clock, that
resulted in the shooting of the former. The two young men were taking a
walk up Main street and as they reached the Smith home, one of them, in
the spirit of fun, picked up a handful of gravel and threw it against a
window on the lower floor. This frightened the inmates of the house
and, supposing that someone was trying to gain entrance thereto, Will
Smith, a nephew of Mr. Smith's, procured a revolver and fired a shot
through the window, and then stepping to the door, fired three or four
more times. A window was broken, but it is not known whether it was
smashed by a shot or the gravel that was thrown against it. It is
stated that Smith did not shoot to injure anyone, but to frighten them
away from the premises. Mr. Smith, who is employed on the Lehigh Valley
railroad, was at work at the time of the shooting. One of the shots
struck young Knapp, who was standing on the sidewalk, near the fifth
rib on his right side, glancing around and coming out at his back. A
suspender buckle was broken by the bullet, and it is thought that it
caused the shot to glance, thus preventing its passage through the
After being shot he walked to the home of John Record, Main
street, where he was compelled to stop, owing to the growing weakness
occasioned by the loss of blood. Drs. Cooke and Hovey were immediately
summoned and dressed the wound. He was then taken to his home on
Railroad avenue. It was at first thought that the wound was serious,
but his condition at the present time is such as to give rise to hopes
of his recovery. Officer L. H. Aldrich of the village was advised of
the affair and made an investigation, and it is improbable that any
further action will be taken in the matter. The object of the visit, it
is alleged, was that the young men were out on a lark and decided to
have some fun with Mr. Smith.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 June 1908
Dr. H. D. Weyburn reported this morning that Mrs. Orin Parish of
Exchange street would undoubtedly recover from the effects of a dose of
laudanum which she took Saturday night, with suicidal intent. Mrs.
Parish is still at the city hospital, where she is being attended by
the house physician, Dr. Stebbins. Mrs. Parish took the poison about 9
o'clock Friday night at her home in the Richards Block in Exchange
street. She had the bottle containing the drug in a clothes press in
the house and immediately after she had taken it she told Mrs. Derby,
who resides in the same block, of her act. Mrs. Derby immediately sent
for Dr. H. D. Weyburn, who responded and administered an emetic. The
physician had Mr. and Mrs. Derby walk Mrs. Parish about the place while
a call was sent for the City Hospital ambulance. The emetic and the
walking kept the woman from being overcome by the drug but it was
decided that it would be safer to remove her to the hospital. At the
institution Dr. Stebbins took charge of the case. Mrs. Parish told the
attending physician that family troubles were responsible for her
desire to end her life. The lower part of the Richards Block is
occupied by the Lanasa Fruit Company and when the ambulance stopped in
front of the block, a large crowd instantly gathered, thinking that the
call was due to something which had happened to some of the
From Geneva Daily Times 4 June 1908
Naples, NY - The first serious automobile accident in Naples
occurred Tuesday evening, and as a result a wrecked machine lies beside
the road halfway up the Griesa hill. Mr. Andrews, with his
wife, came here from Canandaigua on business. They started for home at
5 o'clock in the evening . Climbing Griesa hill they found that the
gasoline supply was limited. Mrs. Andrews went to a farmhouse to wait
while her husband went back to town for more gasoline. While Mr.
Andrews was turning around something happened. The machine bolted,
dashed up the bank, cut off a small tree, and finally overturned and
landed in the soft ditch a hopeless wreck. Mr. Andrews jumped, and
escaped without serious injury. Word was sent to Canandaigua and Lucius
Wilcox, with a helper, came here in an hour with his big touring
car. Men with tools succeeded in extricating the machine, but left it
by the wayside. The party went to Canandaigua about midnight.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 June 1908
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Frank Fanning, Jr., who was in an automobile
collision Friday night, and who was not thought to have received any
serious injuries, was taken suddenly ill yesterday afternoon, and it
was found that he had received severe internal injuries and is now
suffering from peritonitis. It is not possible to determine yet how
serious his injuries may be. He is under the care of Dr. P. M. Donovan.
Miss Delphia Graves, who was thrown out of the automobile at the
same time with Mr. Fanning, and who has been at the Memorial Hospital,
is reported as rapidly convalescing.
From Geneva Daily Times 20 June 1908
Phelps, N. Y. - An angry husband armed with a handful of stones
and a burning desire to do bodily harm to the alleged wrecker of his
home, broke up an elopement that was about to take place here
yesterday. The angry husband was Reuben Crapo, who came here
from Elmira a few months ago and who now resides at the home of his
step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. William Wood, in one of
the Beardsley tenant houses a half mile west of Phelps. The elopers
were a young woman whom Reuben claims is his wife and a man named Charles
Mosher of Elmira. Mosher and the woman came to the New York
Central station about 10 o'clock Friday morning accompanied by a
four-year-old child, and Mosher purchased a couple of tickets for
Elmira. Half an hour later Crapo showed up at the depot and on catching
sight of Crapo, the would-be elopers took to their heels, Mosher
leading Crapo a merry chase through the driveway back of the depot and
freight house to the coal and lumber yard, where he found refuge among
the sheds. While the foot race was going on, Crapo kept up a continual
fire of stones at his wife's lover and at every step gave vent to
murderous threats and vowed vengeance on the fleeing man. Crapo gave up
the chase and then turned his attention to the woman, who was
attempting to get away but was soon overtaken. A wordy battle ensued,
during which the woman remarked that she was not Crapo's wife and would
not return home with him. Crapo, however, seized the woman and dragged
her a couple of rods before she would consent to return peaceably. The
little child sitting in the depot all unconscious of what was going on
was taken in the arms of the father and all three started toward
Crapo's home. Mosher had been around here for a couple of days and had
gotten together a little furniture which he had shipped to himself at
Elmira. Yesterday after the fracas he remained in hiding until the
10:48 train pulled in. He got aboard the train minus the woman he was
to have taken away.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 June 1908
It is an interesting fact in connection with the nomination of James
S. Sherman for vice-president on the Republican ticket that his
wife is a descendant of an old Geneva family. Mrs. Sherman's mother was
a daughter of Colonel Sherrill, the first commanding officer
of the 136th New York State Volunteers, which after being mustered into
service in Geneva served throughout the Civil War. Colonel Sherrill
formerly occupied the house on North street at the head of Genesee
street which was removed at the time North Genesee street was cut
through. The house was later occupied by the Torrey family and in
recent years has been referred to as the Torrey House. Sherill street
was named in honor of Colonel Sherrill and his family.
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