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From the Phelps Semi-Weekly Advertiser 7 September 1881


T. J. Lyman
and wife have gone to Long Branch.

Wm. M. Roberts is the new janitor of the Union School.

Miss P. A. Paul has returned to Phelps and will reside here.

E. G. Reed and Henry Chase will please accept thanks for favors.

Dr. R. M. Green has been repairing his sidewalk on Church street.

Richard Barclay and wife of Rochester spent Monday with J. B. Babcock.

Lossie Edgecomb has entered the Citizen office to learn the art of printing.

Ray Hubbell's patent metallic oil-cloth binding for sale at C. S. HAWKS.

The Everett Mission Band meet at Miss Libbie Webster's on Friday of this week.

C. S. HAWKS has just received a new line of nobby cassimeres for suitings.

Mrs. S. F. Snyder, of Sodus, is spending the week at the home of Mr. A. Wright.

H. S. Bundy, of Clifton Springs, arrived home from the Thousand Islands last Saturday.

W. W. Gillis, of the Clifton Springs Press, arrived home on Thursday last from the Thousand Islands.

Ernest Hayward and Will Dorsey of Geneva, and Miss Carrie Gifford have been recent guests of Miss Sara Adriance.

The Missionary Society of the Episcopal Church met yesterday at Mrs. Robinson's, on Ontario Street.

The first Home Mission barrel from the Presbyterian church was sent on its way west today.  Austin, Minn., is it destination.

Latest style young men's hats just received at C. S. HAWKS.  Boys, just run in and see the new fall shape in derby hats.

Miss Alice Foskett, of Hopewell, returned Monday evening to her home, after a visit with her sister, Mrs. E. H. Wilcox.

Mr. and Mrs. Barnes, of Rockford, Ill., who have been stopping with Mrs. Z. H. Richmond for a time, left yesterday for their home.

Invitations are out for the celebration of the fifth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. T. Brayton, on Monday evening next.

The Young Ladies Home Mission of the Methodist Church will meet at two o'clock, in the Sunday School room of that church next Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Smith went on the early train this morning to Auburn.  Mr. Smith will continue his studies in the Theological Seminary there.

Take warning, ye people of the village of Phelps whose sidewalks require repairing, for if ye do not the trustees of the same will attend thereto at the expense of the owners of the respective property.  We are authorized to say the trustees will accept board walks laid on three stringers, but if they are compelled to build any sidewalk plank will be used as required by the law governing the case.  Immediate attention, too, must be given the matter, as no more dallying with delays will be tolerated.  The trustees have been both patient and lenient, and now that the season is far advanced when such work can be best done, there is no other way than to see to it at once.

C. S. Hawks still keeps the best 50 cent and $1.00 shirts in the county.  Call and see them.

Mrs. Lucy Campbell, sister of Wm. Andrus, and daughter of Mrs. Theda Bartlett, of Williamsport, Pa., arrived at Phelps on Thursday last for a short visit with Mr. A. and children.

Mr. Wilbur and sister, of Palmyra, spent Sunday with J. K. Babcock and wife.  Miss Pinckney, who has been spending the past two weeks in Phelps, returned to her home with them.

Miss Bessie Nelson, youngest daughter of Rev. Dr. H. A. Nelson, of Geneva, expects to sail on Saturday of this week, Sept. 10th, for Sidon, Syria, as a teacher in the Sidon Seminary.  She will not be far from Miss Everett.

Stanley B. Roberts
has fulfilled his engagement at Vernon Centre and arrived home on Monday last.  He will enter the senior class of Auburn Theological Seminary, but owing to the severe illness of his sister, Linda, he will remain here until Monday.

A strong petition was presented Monday, to Prof. Kirk, from the young ladies of the academic department, asking that they be permitted to occupy the west room now occupied by the young men; on referring the matter to the young gentlemen, they decided to remain where they are.

Jermaine G. Porter, of Washington; Henry A. Porter, student in Union Theological Seminary, New York; C. F. Porter, student at Hamilton College, Oneida County; and Miss Jessie Porter, with their mother, Mrs. Mary H. Porter, were received into the communion of the Presbyterian church last Sabbath evening.  C. F. Porter left yesterday for college.

Dr. and Mrs. J. Q. Howe have enjoyed the privilege of having their entire family together again for the first time in two years. Monday Mrs. Flora St. Clair and little daughter left for their home.  Mrs. Rosa St. Clair and three children, accompanied by Mrs. Cora Robinson, went yesterday at six. They will meet the first named at Rochester, and all go to their home in Ishpenning, Mich.

Thomas Granger, an old pioneer of Sodus, died on Friday, September 2d, in the seventy-ninth year of his age.  Mr. Granger was born in New Haven, Conn., and at the age of six years he, with his parents, moved to the town of Phelps, in Ontario county, soon after removing to Marion, Wayne county.  At the age of eighteen he took up his abode in Sodus, where he resided sixty years.  Mr. Granger's funeral was held on Sunday.


Editor Advertiser - Dear Sir:

The fall term of the Phelps Union Classical school began on Monday with Mr. Seager and the young gentlemen occupying the room on the west side of the upper hall with the comfortable new seats, while the preceptress and young ladies have the room on the east side furnished with boards which can hardly be called seats, but would be more properly spoken of as slabs.  Were we living in the Indian territory we should expect to find it thus.  

The young ladies thank the gallant young gentlemen for wishing "the girls had new seats" -- their kindness is appreciated.

The Clifton Springs Band is ably aided by Messrs. Will Hollis, Peter Faber, and Jacob New, of this village.  Canandaigua Journal

F. H. Howe, took in by hand a large pail of fresh fish from his pond this morning.  He remembered his neighbors and friends generously.  

The Gypsum correspondent of the Geneva Miscellany says:  "Last week while Mrs. Wm. Robinson, in company with her daughter and Miss Fields were out driving, the horse became frightened, running away and upsetting the wagon.  Mrs. Robinson's arm was fractured; the others escaped unhurt."  Mrs. Robinson is a daughter of Mrs. Johnson of Banta St., and the daughter is Miss Cora Robinson, well known in Phelps.  Miss Fields is a guest from New York City.  Mrs. R. is improving and has visited her mother since this accident.
Note from Jackie Humphrey: Sometimes listed as Robison.  Wm. H., Isabella (whose arm was fractured), and dau. Cora (spinster), were buried in Riverside/Plainsville Cemetery.  Isabella/Mrs. Robinson visited her mother Elizabeth/Bessie Crumner or Crummer, who was wife of John Johnson of Phelps.  I have not found the
Johnson parents burial.

Isabella "Belle" Johnson - born 1833 Ireland; died 1912 Phelps; daughter of John Johnson and "Bessie" Elizabeth Crummer/Crumner, an Irish family of Phelps.  "Belle" married William H. Robinson/Robinson, son of Henry and Arena.  Belle was one of six known children of John Johnson.  Bessie was born about 1813-1815.  Belle's daughter, Cora, died single 1899 at 39 years.  She and her parents are buried in Riverview/Plainville Cemetery.



At Geneva, by the Rev. Mr. Brownlee, August 15th, HENRY BROWNELL and JENNIE SHEAR, both of Junius.

In Geneva Aug. 24th, by Dr. H. A. Nelson, MR. THEODORE B. BARNES, of Firth, Nebraska, to MISS RENA A. GRAY, of Geneva, N. Y.


In Naples, August 28th, RICHARD CRIPPEN, aged 76 years.

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