From Ontario County Journal 17 February 1911
Surrogate's records this week are: William R. Norton, Jr., executor
the estate of Mary Jane Norton of East Bloomfield; Euphemia
White, executor of the estate of Oliver H. White of
East Bloomfield; Patrick Maloney, administrator of the $1100
estate of Anne Maloney of Canandaigua; Walter F. Marks, administrator
the $150 personal estate of Belle F. Marks of Hopewell.
From Ontario County Journal 10 March 1911
Surrogate's records this week are: Frank M. Whitman and Floyd
W. Whitman, executors of $105,000 estate of Zulma Whitman of
Geneva. Gertrude C. Mather and Leonora K. Depew, executors
of the estate of Evalina Brocklebank of Manchester. Frank
H. Hamlin, executor of the estate of Mary H. Worthington, Canandaigua.
From Shortsville Enterprise 19 January 1912
The will of John C. Parker, late of the town of
Manchester, has been admitted to probate with F. A. Adams of
Farmington as executor. The amount of the estate is not given. Letters
of administration on the $6000 estate of Mrs. John C. Parker, late
been issued to Mr. Adams and Mary
Evans, of Farmington. The heirs mentioned are Mary Evans, a
Minnie B. Baker, of Macedon, a niece of the
From Shortsville Enterprise 31 May 1912
Letters of administration have been issued to Adeline Neally of
matter of the estate of George F. Edwards, whose
death occurred on Aug. 22, 1911, from injuries sustained in an accident
on the Lehigh Valley railroad in Manchester. Mrs. Neally is the mother
of the decedent and the letters were issued to her so that she can
institute against the railroad company an action to recover damages for
Edwards' death. The value of the estate is given as $50, the mother and
a half-brother of decedent, Paul J. Neally, of Manchester,
being the sole heirs.
Administration letters have also been issued to John Cummings of
$600 estate of his father, Michael Cummings, whose
death occurred in Manchester on May 4th. The heirs are sons and
daughters, Dennis, of Rochester, Margaret C. Welsh and Jane
Moran of Honeoye Falls, Ella C. Rice, Elizabeth C. Callahan
and John Cummings of this village, Julia C. Doyle and Edward
of Manchester; also four children of a deceased daughter
of the decedent.
In the matter of the estate of Marie Anderson, late of
Manchester, J. M. Stoddard, of Shortsville, as
administrator, has rendered his final accounting. The balance of about
$100 will be used in erecting a monument to the memory of the decedent.
From Shortsville Enterprise 20 September 1912
The will of Lena Romeiser, late of Farmington, has been
admitted to probate and letters testamentary issued to Charles G.
McLouth, of this town. The amount of the estate is not given. The
legatees are the husband, Barnhardt Romeiser, and two
daughters, Lena Potter and Rosa Nussbaumer, all of
From Shortsville Enterprise 8 January 1914
Letters of administration in the matter of the $5350 estate of Gustavus
who died in Farmington on July 27, have been issued to
the widow, Mary A. B. McLouth, and E. Adelbert Adams, both
heirs, beside the widow, are four children, Evangeline,
Sarah and Jessie McLouth, all of Farmington, and Carlton
McLouth of Palmyra.
From Shortsville Enterprise 21 May 1914
Wills of twin sisters were admitted to probate by Judge Dunton in
Surrogate Court at Canandaigua recently, the instruments being those
executed by Lucena and Lucinda Harrington, late of Shortsville
and Manchester. The wills were made on the same date, June 22, 1909,
were of the same general purport and named the same executrix. Lucinda
died on April 17, 1913, and Lucena Harrington died
on April 11, 1914. Lucinda gave the life use of her $600 estate to her
sister, Lucena. At her death the property passed to a niece, Martha
VerPlanck of Manchester. Lucena's will gave the life use of her
property to Lucinda, the residue to pass to Martha VerPlanck. The
latter is executrix of both wills. The twins leave a brother and
sister, Edwin Harrington, of Shortsville, and Sarah
Turner, of Manchester.
From Shortsville Enterprise 16 July 1914
The $6560 estate of Edward J. Cotton, who died in the
township of Farmington on May 31, 1914, will be divided among these
heirs: William Cotton, of Orleans, Mich.; Edwin B. Cotton,
of East Rochester, and Louisa Joslin and Charles F.
Cotton, of Farmington, brothers and sister of the decedent; also
two nephews; Edward O'Neil, of Nunda, and John Odell, whose
is unknown. Charles F. Cotton and Edwin J. Gardner,
of Farmington, have been appointed administrators to handle the estate.
From Shortsville Enterprise 17 September 1914
Surrogate Dunton has admitted to probate the will of Maria V.
Collins, who died in Farmington Aug. 10. A. Bristol Hathaway,
of Farmington, is executor and the estate is valued at $5100. Two sons,
Perez H. Collins, of Newark, and Guy N. Collins, of
Lanhan, Md., each receive $200. A daughter, Eliza P. Loomis, of
the life use of all other property. At her death
the estate is to be divided into three parts and apportioned in
one-third parts to the children of the two sons and daughters.
From Shortsville Enterprise 3 December 1914
Letters of administration have been issued to Mrs. Mary
McCarthy, Ontario street, in the matter of the $2100 estate of her
husband, Thomas McCarthy, who died in this village on Sept.
15. Heirs are the widow and four children, William, John, and Miss
McCarthy and Mrs. Andrew Smock, all of this place.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 February 1915
Estates valued at more than $23,000 were before Surrogate Harry L.
Dunton yesterday. The will of Johanna Joyce, who died in
Phelps on December 27th, names Morris Joyce, her son, of
Clifton Springs, as executor, and provides for the distribution of the
estate of $3700 of real estate between the executor and another son, Edward
Joyce, also of Clifton Springs. William A. Carson, of
Rushville, was granted letters of administration on the estate of Felix
who died at Gorham on January 14th. The estate consists
of real estate of the value of $12,000 and personalty of the amount of
about $2300. Two brothers, Mark McOsker and Edward
McOsker, and a sister, Sarah Hawkins will share the estate
equally. Franklin H. Smith, a son of the late Frederick C.
Smith, who died in Manchester on December 25th, was granted letters
of administration and filed the necessary bond to qualify. The estate
consists of both real estate and personal property, the former being
valued at $6000 and the latter at only $150. The property will be
shared equally between the administrator and his sister, Alice E.
Smith. A final judicial settlement of the accounts of Lot D.
Sutherland, of this city, as executor of the will of Harriet
M. Gillett, late of Canandaigua, who died on May 8, 1914, was had
before the Surrogate yesterday. F. Allen McGraw of Clifton
Springs was appointed special guardian to protect the interests of some
From Geneva Daily Times 22 March 1915
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Watson Spangle of Geneva is one of the heirs
to the $50,000 estate of his cousin, H. Clifford Hipolite, of
Seneca, who was accidentally killed by the discharge of a gun near his
home on March 8th. Judge Harry I. Dunton in Surrogate Court has issued
letters of administration to Caroline Askin of Child and J.
of Seneca. Besides Watson Spangle the heirs are: Mary
Stottle of Scottsville; Caroline Askin of Chili and Hannah
of Attica, all aunts of Mr. Hipolite, and Wilson
Spangle of Stanley, Willett M. Spangle and Isabelle
Boswell of Syracuse, Margaret Benjamin of Rochester, Lottie
of Battle Creek and Cassius Baldwin of DeVitt,
Mich., all cousins.
Love M. Standish of South Bristol, who died on December 15th,
cut off two of his sons with a dollar each and left the remainder of
his $2000 estate to a third son, George T. Standish of South
Bristol, who is also named as executor. Robert C. and F.
R. Standish of South Bristol are the other sons.
From Shortsville Enterprise 6 May 1915
The will of John Rodney, who died in the village of
Manchester on December 6, 1908, was admitted to probate last week, and
disposes of an estate amounting to $1300. His widow has the life use of
the property and at her death it passes to her grandchildren, Nellie
Messersmith, Florence, Ruth, Gladys, Raymond and Gerald Rodney, all
residents of Manchester.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 April 1917
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Sarah Isabell Sherburne of Manchester, who
died in Canandaigua on June 16, 1916, left a will disposing of an
estate valued at $2600; John Wooden of Hopewell qualified as
executor before Judge Dunton in surrogate court yesterday afternoon. James
the husband, of Canandaigua, is given $100; Eugene
Bodine, nephew, of Owasco, also gets $100 and Ruth Sherburne
Hoke of Canandaigua and Anna Belle Coston of Stanley are
each given $25; Jennie Bicksler, a niece, of Rochester,
receives the residue. Letters of administration were issued to Sayre
of Phelps in the matter of the $8000 estate of his aunt, Hattie
A. Sayre, who died in Phelps on March 25. Heirs are a sister, Frances
of Phelps and the administrator.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 October 1922
Judge Dunton at a term of Surrogate Court here yesterday admitted
to probate the will of Persifer Smith, late of Geneva.The will
disposes of $10,000 in personal property. The instrument directs that
$2000 be paid to Katherine Munson of 101 St. John's Place,
Brooklyn, and a similar amount to Miss Elizabeth Munson of the
same address, daughters of Mrs. Munson. The sum of $1000 is given May
of 318 Exchange street, Geneva. The Erbert bequest,
according to the instrument, is due to the care taken of the testator
during a long illness. The residue goes to Mrs. Kitty Munson of
Munson and A. W. Skinner are executors. The will of Charles
A. Hanes, late of the town of Geneva also
was admitted. The entire estate which is small goes to the widow, Minnie
a daughter of Mrs. Hanes is executor.
CANANDAIGUA DAILY MESSENGER Wednesday February 20, 1924
Ellen Quinn, who died in Geneva City, December 1, 1923,
bequeathes her $2000 estate as follows: daughters, Margarett Durkee, Ellen
DeVaney and Mary Long of Geneva, each $50, a son, Raymond Quinn, of Geneva,
$300, a daughter, Florence Quinn, of Geneva, all of the household furniture and
All the remainder of the property to be divided equally
between James and Florence Quinn, who are appointed executors.
Many thanks to Ron Hanley for this contribution.
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