Rochester, Monroe Co., New York
Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser
January 24, 1900
Penn Yan--Calvin Russell, Sr., died yesterday afternoon, after an illness of about a month, from a cancer of the stomach, aged 66 years. Mr. Russell was one of Penn Yan's best known and progressive citizens and had been for many years. He came to this section at least thirty years ago and shortly afterwards engaged in the manufacture of straw paper at the Milo mills, the plant now owned and operated by John T. Andrews, where he continued in business until the early eighties, being very successful financially and through his employment of laborers, helping the prosperity of the village to a large extent. (Note: An extensive biography which is not transcribed here is included in the obit.)
Farmerville--Mrs. Catherine Cornell Williamson died yesterday of apoplexy. She was 77 years of age and removed here from Cayuga county eleven years ago. She leaves one son, Alfred C. Williamson. Funeral Thursday afternoon at 2:30.
Edward Allen Frost, aged 68 years, died at 1 o'clock this morning at his residence, 146 Plymouth avenue. Funeral from his late residence Friday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. Burial private.
While working in the plaster works at Oakfield, near Batavia, this morning Charles Necht, a German who had recently come to this section from Michigan, was instantly killed by a freight elevator dropping sixty feel upon his head. The car was heavily loaded and the man was crushed to pulp. Coroner Snow of Batavia, after a careful investigation, rendered a decision that the deceased had come to his death by an accident. Deceased was a sober, industrious and frugal young man of 21 years and a great favorite with all who knew him.
The funeral of Mrs. Deborah Stono was held from the family residence, No. 8 Gibbs street, at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon.
The funeral of Miss Mildred Grace Patterson was held from the residence, No. 48 Jefferson avenue, at 3 o'clock this afternoon.
The funeral of Charles H. Patterson was held from the family residence, No. 520 Plymouth avenue at 3 o'clock this afternoon.
The funeral of Mrs. Mattie C. Craun was held from the family residence, No. 72 Melody street, at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
Jacob Komensky, son of Davis and Golda Komensky, died yesterday at the family residence, No. 115 Joseph avenue.
Lewis H. Brinkerhoof of this place, has just come into possession of a rare old relic in the shape of a grandfather's clock which is at least 125 years old and stands over seven feet high from the floor. The works are made of wood and a peculiar feature of the clock is that the machinery to it propels one of the very old style calendars which could not have been of much benefit in its information as to the day and date for the names of the days do not appear on any part of the clock calendar and thirty-one days are spaced off and numbered every fifth space from 5 to 31. The name of the month does not appear on the calendar either, but a large hand on the clock is so arranged that it would go one space a day, each movement representing the date of the day. In February, September, April, June and November, when there are not 31 days, the calendar of course could not be relied upon, for it would point out 31 days just the same as usual. This clock was owned by Mr. Brinkerhoof's great grandfather and has been handed down from generation to generation. It is valued at $200.
As Mrs. Robert Clark of Caneadea(?), Allegany county, went into her chicken coop a day or two ago she found all of her choice fowls lying dead on the ground in the coop. Investigation revealed the fact that they had been poisoned during the night. An effort is being made to find the guilty party or parties.
In Surrogate Court this morning Judge Benton issued letters of administration on the estate of Amalia M. Williams, who died in Fairport on January 17. Charles J. Williams, husband of the decedent, was appointed administrator. The value of the property is $5,500 of which $5,000 is in real estate. The husband and a son are the only heirs.
Second Hand Robes for Sale. One Russian bear robe and one beaver robe in good condition will be sold at a bargain. Can be seen at R. S. Kenyon & Co., 46 and 48 State Street.