A Mask-ball was held at the HERVEY ice rink, with exhibition skating by Master BARKER.
John M. SMITH of Wheatland exhibited before the Court House two large hogs of his own raising, one weighing 850 pounds and the other 805 pounds.
It was announced that Joseph FIELD had let the contract for the new building at Market and State streets to THOMPSON & MCELHINNEY, who would soon raze the old building
February 16, 1890. - A. ADAMS read a paper before the Single Tax Union on "Creeds and Their Influence".
Ada NOYES of 52 Rowley street made an appeal for funds to carry on the Italian mission Sunday-school which had been organized at 6 South St. Paul street in the previous year.
Fred ZIMBRICH challenged A. E. JONES to a five-mile roller-skating race at Washington Rink, March 1, for a purse of $400.
February 16, 1900 - Twenty Years Ago Today
Charles S. SMITH of 7 Marietta street and Richard CREIGHTON of 85 Spencer street, were badly burned while rescuing SMITH's 14-year-old brother, whose clothing had caught fire from a gas jet in DUGAN & HUDSON's shoe factory at 175 North Water street.
The first annual banquet of School 12 Alumni Association was held in the new school building. President William ROBACHER, jr., presided, and addresses were made by James R. DAVY, Alida LATTIMORE, Mark W. WAY, and Mrs. W. A. MONTGOMERY.
Pupils of Elizabeth MCCARTHY gave a recital at 673 Powers Building.
Among those taking part were Madelon SCHUYLER, Anna WAGER, Irene JESSERER, Daisy TANNER, Evelyn LEVI, Olive RAGAN and Isidore FEDERBUSH. DRR
Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Feb. 18, 1920
PENN - In this city, February 17, 1920, Agnes C. PENN, at the residence of
her daughter, 214 Kenwood avenue. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. W. H.
SOMERVILLE; two sons, Harry L., of Piessis, N. Y., and Ernest PENN, of New York
-Funeral and burial in Syracuse, N. Y.
WALKER - At the Rochester General Hospital, Tuesday morning, February 17,
1920, William j. WALKER, aged 68 years. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife,
Mrs. Sarah HILL WALKER; two daughters, Mrs. Ernest SKULLY and Miss Florence
WALKER; two sons, William and Alfred WALKER, and three grandchildren, all of
-His remains have been removed to the family home, 107 Monica street, from where the funeral service will take place Friday afternoon, February 20th at 2:30 o'clock. Interment in the family lot at Riverside cemetery.
NEWELL - In this city, at his home, No. 28 Portsmouth terrace, Tuesday, February
17, 1920, Frank G. NEWELL. He is survived by his wife, Florence CHASE NEWELL;
two daughters, Mrs. H. Laurence ACHILLES, and Miss Florence A. NEWELL.
-Funeral services at the residence, Thursday, February 19, 1920, at 2:30 P. M.
DURKIN - Entered into rest on Tuesday, February 17, 1920, Edward William
DURKIN, at the age of 4 years and 8 days. He is survived by his parents, Mr.
Edward L. DURKIN and Mrs. Louise DURKIN.
-Funeral services will be held from his home, No. 223 Furlong street, on Thursday afternoon, February 19, 1920, at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in Mount Hope cemetery.
HURLBURT - At Pittsford, suddenly, Tuesday morning, February 17, 1920, Smith
HURLBURT, aged 62 years. Besides his wife he leaves three sons, Clarence, Charles
and Raymond HURLBURT, of Pittsford; a brother, James HURLBURt, also of Pittsford,
and a sister, Mrs. William SCAMP, of Bushnell's Basin.
-Funeral at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at his late residence, one mile east of Pittsford village on the Palmyra road. Interment at Pittsford Village cemetery.
COOK - At the family residence, No. 259 Sherwood avenue, Tuesday evening,
February 17, 1920. Edith May, wife of Charles E. COOK. The deceased is survived
by her husband and stepfather, A. B. WOOD.
-Notice of funeral hereafter, St. Lawrence county papers please copy.
BAKER - In this city, on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1920, Elizabeth, widow of Charles
BAKER, aged 72 years. She is survived by two sons and three daughters.
-Funeral from the chapel of Ingmire & Thompson Co., Court and Chestnut streets, on Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
TOWNSON - In this city, on Monday, February 16, 1920, Andrew Johnston TOWNSON.
-The funeral will take place from his late residence, No. 1030 East avenue, on Wednesday afternoon, February 18, 1920, at 2:30 o'clock. Burial private. Please omit flowers.
PATTERSON - Entered into rest at the Hahnemann Hospital, Tuesday, February
17, 1920, G. Harry, son of William H. and E. Georgena PATTERSON, aged 15 years.
Besides his parents he is survived by two brothers, Walter B. and Arthur R.
-The funeral will take place from the family residence, No. 478 Plymouth avenue, Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment at Mount Hope cemetery.
BURR - At the General Hospital, February 16, 1920, Charella TAPPEN, wife of Marvin BURR, Besides her husband she
is survived by two sons, Edward T. and Francis R. BELLAMY.
-Funeral from the residence, 42 Ericsson street, Thursday and will be private.
TRIMBLE - Entered into rest, in this city, TRIMBLE, aged 72 years. Deceased
is survived by his wife, Sarah, and four daughters, Mrs. George LA DUKE, Mrs.
Edward DALEY, Mrs. Ray PRATT and Mrs. James MORIARITY, and nine grandchildren,
of Albany, N. Y.
-Funeral service at the convenience of the family. Interment at Mt. Hope cemetery.
EDGAR J. MCGILL DEAD
Former Rochesterian Killed at His Home in Beverly Mass.
Edgar J. McGILL, formerly of Rochester, a well-known citizen of Beverly, Mass, was struck by falling ice from the roof of his house on February 14th and was killed instantly. Mr. McGILL has made his home for the past eleven years with his sister, Mrs. Henry W. PEABODY at Ledgewood, Montserrat. He had charge of the PEABODY estate and had built up a real estate business in Beverly. He was a member of the class of 1895, of the University of Rochester, but took his degree at Boston University. Later he took a course at Amherst Agricultural College.
Mr. McGILL had filled many important public positions in Beverly, was twice elected president of the Board of Trade and was president of the Y. M. C. A., at the time of his death. He entered service for the Y. M. C. A., at Camp Devens in March, 1918, and served there six months. He then sailed for France where he served eight months. He was a member of the Beverly Baptist Church.
Mr. McGILL was born in Pittsford in July, 1872. He leaves his mother, Mrs. John McGILL; three sisters, Mrs. H. W. PEABODY, and Miss Margaret McGILL, of Beverly, and Mrs. H. H. BILLINGS, of Elmira, and one brother Charles A. McGILL of New Rochelle.
Notice of Interment in the family lot in the Pittsford cemetery will be given later.
MRS. MARVIN BURR DIES
Well Known Musician Succumbs to Operation - Long a Rochesterian
Mrs. Charles BELLAMY BURR, wife of Marvin BURR, of No 42 Ericsson street, and a well known Rochester musician, died on Monday evening in the Rochester General Hospital. Mrs. BURR had been ill at the hospital, where she underwent an operation several weeks ago. She leaves her husband, Marvin BURR, also a prominent musician, and two sons, Edward BELLAMY, of Columbus, and Frank BELLAMY, of New York.
Mrs. BURR was born in Chicago in 1866, the daughter of Charles S. TAPPEN and Eleanor CARPENTER. She came to Rochester in 1889 and had since been prominently identified with the city's musical interests. She studied singing extensively in this country and went to Europe for additional work with instructors there. For several years she was soloist in Brick Presbyterian Church choir and later occupied a similar position in the choir of Third Presbyterian Church. Recently, she had taught and developed many voices in Rochester.
The funeral will be private and will be held from the home to-morrow afternoon.
FUNERAL OF RAILROAD MAN
William Roy SHOOP Is Laid to Rest in Riverside Cemetery.
About fifty persons from the office of the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh railroad yesterday afternoon attended the funeral of William Roy SHOOP, late manager of purchases and stores for the road, which took place at his home, No. 227 Westminster road. Rev. William A. R. GOODWIN, D. d., rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, conducted the services. The bearers, all from the purchasing and store departments, were as follows: E. T. MONROE, W. J. SIDAY, O. T. BURLEIGH, W. M. HUGHES, A. G. HOCHN,(or HOELIN), G. L. HOWARD.
WESTERN NEW YORK DEATHS
EUGENE A. VAN GELDER
Penn Yan, Feb. 17 - Eugene A. VAN GELDER, aged 53 years, a farmer resident of this town, died on Sunday in Greenville, S. c., where he recently has been living in the hope of regaining his health. For several years he conducted a wallpaper and paint business in Penn Yan and was well known hereabouts. He leaves his wife, who is living in Rochester; three sons Elmer and Earl, of Rochester and Ralph of Burlington, VT.; two daughters, Janet and Letha of Rochester; his mother, Mrs. Frances VAN GELDER, of Penn Yan; two brothers, George W. VAN GELDER and William VAN GELDER, of Penn Tan, and one sister, Mrs. L. Ward CLARK, of Penn Yan.
His body will arrive here probably on Friday and a private funeral held from the home of his mother in Elm street, with burial in Lake View cemetery.
MRS. ELLEN MADDEN
Clifton Springs, Feb. 17 - Mrs. Ellen MADDEN, widow of the late Peter MADDEN, died at her home in Crane street in this village, yesterday morning, after a long period of ill health. Deceased was born May 10, 1861. She is survived by five children, George MADDEN, of Columbus, Ohio; Charles B. MADDEN, Mrs. Gottlieb WALTERS(?), Katherine MADDEN and John MADDEN, all of Clifton Springs.
-The funeral will be held from St. Peter(?) Church, on Thursday morning at 9:30.
Penn Yan, Feb. 17 - News of the death of John CARSON, who until recently lived here, at Wellsboro, on Friday, past, has been received here. He was 35 years of age and leaves his wife. The body will be brought here for interment in Lakeview cemetery as soon as his wife, who is - - - - ill is able to accompany it.
EDMUND R. YOUNG
Batavia, Feb. 17 - Frank R. YOUNG, a Batavia hardware dealer, today received word of the death of his father, Edmund R. YOUNG, of Eltusville(?), Pa., where he had resided for the past fifty years. Mr. YOUNGS left Batavia to attend the funeral.
LEVI W. TOTMAN
Canandaigua, Feb. 17 - The death of Levi W. TOTMAN, at the age of 77 years, occurred at his home at Bristol Center this morning about 2:30 o'clock, as result of general debility. The deceased was a well known farmer and had resided all his life in the town of Bristol. He served in the Union armies during the Civil War. Mr. TOTMAN is survived by his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Ella CASE, of Bristol Center; Miss Florence TOTMAN, of New York city, and Mrs. Grace CORSER, of Canandaigua, and a son, Joel W. TOTMAN, of this city. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. P. P. BLISS, of Bristol, and Mrs. Sophia LUTHER, of California.
The funeral will be held from the late home Friday forenoon at 10:30 o'clock, with Rev. William F. SEARLES, of this city. (line unreadable) made at the Bristol Center cemetery.
Dundee, Feb. 17 - William MORRISON, aged nearly 93 years, died at his home in - - street (2 lines unreadable) life was spent in New York city, when on May 17th 1851, he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah JOHNSON, who survives him. In 1859, Mr. and Mrs. MORRISON came to Rock Stream, where they resided for three years, and returned to New York city for three years, when they came back to Rock Stream and in 1872 moved to this village, occupying the house on Union street, where they have lived nearly fifty years. Mr. and Mrs. MORRISON had lived together for nearly sixty-nine years and were the oldest (line unreadable) not in Yates county. Mr. MORRISON was for many years employed by the village. He leaves surviving his widow, almost 88 years of age; one son William MORRISON, of Rochester and a daughter, Mrs. Grant WESTBROOK, of Elmira.
Pittsford, Feb. 17 - The sudden death at 10 o'clock this morning of Smith HULBURT removed a life-long resident of this vicinity. Mr. HULBURt had not been in his usual health for several weeks past. Coroner ATWATER was called and it is expected will grant a certificate of death, due to heart trouble. Mr. HULBURT was the eldest of three children of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac HULBURT, and was born in the town of Greece 62 years ago. Most of his life was spent in Pittsford and Perinton. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mina BROWN; three sons, Clarence, Charles and Raymond HULBURT, all of Pittsford; a sister, Mrs. William SCAMP, of Bushnell's Basin, and a brother, James HULBURT, of Pittsford.
MRS. HANNAH EWER
Sodus, Feb. 17 - The death of Mrs. Hannah EWER, aged 82 years, occurred at her home, in this village on Sunday evening.
The funeral will be held from her late residence to-morrow afternoon, Rev. D. B. McMURDY, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiating. The body will be placed in the vault of the Sodus Rural cemetery, awaiting interment. The only survivors are one sister, Mrs. Sarah BARTLETT, and one brother, line unreadable).
FRANK M. DAILEY
Penn Yan, Feb. 17 - Frank M. DAILEY, aged 37 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norris S. DAILEY, of this village, died at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon in Bellevue Hospital, near Pittsburgh, Pa., from pneumonia, after a week's illness. He lived here until manhood, was a graduate of the Penn Yan Academy; and for the past ten years or more has held office position to Pittsburgh. His wife was Laura STEINHOUSER, a sister of Mrs. Charles DAY, of this village. The body will be brought here for burial in Lake View cemetery.
WALTER A. GRAY
Batavia, Feb. 17 - Walter A. GRAY, aged 39 years, died at his home in Batavia to-day. He is survived by his wife, and four sons, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony GRAY, of West Batavia; one brother and two sisters.
The funeral will be held from his late home on Thursday afternoon and the body will be placed in the vault at Elmwood cemetery.
LE ROY BROWN
Canandaigua, Feb. 17 - The death of LeRoy BROWN, colored, 32 years of age, a resident of Bull's lane, this city, occurred at the Thompson Memorial Hospital this morning of pneumonia.
WEDDINGS IN WESTERN N. Y.
KENNEDY - McCARRICK
Canandaigua, Feb. 17 - The marriage of Miss Gertrude McCARRICK, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank McCARRICK, of Hopewell, and Edward c. KENNEDY, of the same place, occurred at 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at St. Mary's Church, with Rev. James T. DOUGHERTY officiating. Miss Gladys Mary, of this city, and Stewart McCARRICK, a brother of the bride, were the attendants. The bride wore a dark blue satin dress draped with beaded georgette and a large picture hat to match, and she carried white sweet peas. The bridesmaid wore blue satin with beaded georgette and she carried pink sweet peas. A wedding supper was served at the home of the bridesmaid following the ceremony. After a short honeymoon trip westward the couple will reside at Hopewell.
RYAN - MERRY
Batavia, Feb. 17 - Miss Agnes R. MERRY and James E. RYAN, both of Batavia, were united in marriage by Rev. W. t. WILBER at St. Joseph's Church yesterday morning at 9 o'clock. Miss Anna M. MERRY, of Rochester, a sister of the bride, and Leland J. RYAN, a brother of the groom, were the attendants. Mr. and Mrs. RYAN left immediately after the ceremony for a Western trip, and upon their return will take up their residence at No. 17 Oak street, Batavia.
ROBINSON - MAGEE
Penn Yan, Feb. 17 - James L. ROBINSON and Charlotte MAGEE, both of this town, were married yesterday by Father KELLY at St. Michael's Church. They were attended by Michael ROACH, brother-in-law of the bride and Katherin MAGEE, her sister. At the conclusion of their wedding trip they will reside in Penn Yan.
SPENCER - LITTLEFIELD
Batavia, Feb. 17 - Word was received in Batavia to-day of the marriage of Lieutenant Lyndon SPENCER, of this city, a member of the United States Coast Guard, and Miss Lucile B. LITTLEFIELD, daughter of Captain and Mrs. C. C. LITTLEFIELD of Boston, Mass. The couple will make their home in Astoria, Ore.
HOUSE BURNED TO GROUND
Frame Dwelling at Seneca Falls is a Total Loss
Seneca Falls, Feb. 17 - The frame dwelling house owned by Mr. and Mrs. E. L. STILLWELL in Chestnut street was entirely destroyed in fire at 3 o'clock this afternoon. The fire apparently started from the hot air furnace in the basement. Mrs. STILLWELL shut off the fire at noon and was calling at the home of Mrs. W. H. HURLEY, when smoke was noticed in the house by neighbors. When the door was opened the interior of the house was a mass of flames. Nothing could be done by the fire department to save any part of the building. They had some difficulty in keeping the flames from igniting other dwellings located close to the burning structure and also the frame buildings of the Glen Wagon Works. Roofs on adjoining buildings were blanketed with snow and aided in preventing a spread of the flames. Nothing of any considerable value could be saved from the burning house and Mr. and Mrs. STILLWELL have insurance for only about half of their loss, which is estimated at $4,500.
WANTS HER DIAMOND BACK
Young Woman Appeals to Police and Young Man Gives It Up
That he borrowed a diamond ring from one young woman and later gave it to another as a wedding gift is the information given the police as basis for a warrant that caused the appearance in City Court yesterday morning of Harry KILLENBECK, formerly of No. 37 Sherman street, this city, but since his marriage a resident of Syracuse. The young woman who won KILLENBECK and the ring at the same time, however, already has lost the ring, for as soon as the young husband learned that his right to give it had been question he turned it over to the Syracuse chief of police. On motion of KILLENBECK'S attorney. Charles B. BECHTOLD, Judge Joseph M. FEELY, who presided in City Court yesterday, adjourned the case for a week.
According to the story told the police, KILLENBECK borrowed the ring from
Miss Pearl KRUGER, of No. 398 Emerson street, on the evening of January 31st,
saying that he would return it to her at a party which both had planned to attend
that evening. He did not attend the party, Miss KRUGER is said to have told
the police, nor did he send the ring by special messenger. Later Miss KRUGER
learned of the young man's marriage to another, whom she says she learned that
KILLENBECK took to another party on the night he was to have attended one with
her. She did not take steps to recover the young man's affections but she did
want her ring back, so she appealed to the police.
PAINTER IN BANKRUPTCY
Abraham ROSEN, a painter and contractor of No. 27 Herman street, has filed
a petition in bankruptcy in United States District Court in Buffalo. His liabilities
are $57,000 on bonds and mortgages, and $3,829.64 on general claims. His assets
amount to $100, claimed exempt, Samuel LEVY is attorney for the petitioner.
The first meeting of creditors will be held before Nelson P. SANFORD, referee
in bankruptcy, (didn't get the rest.)
YOUTH OWNS UP TO COMMITTING 28 BURGLARIES
(photo of Leland Mestler)
Long List of Recent Jobs Laid to Lad of 18
Alleged Pal Also Caught
Young Pair Charged with Duplicate Key Work Said by Police to
Have Been Working Persistently Since First of Year - Loot Recovered
Charged with grand larceny, first degree, for the theft of three rings valued at $1,020.50 from the home of H. F. ALLEN, No. 84 Fulton avenue, and burglary, third degree, for entering the ALLEN residence with intent to commit a crime, Leland MESTLER, 18 years old, of No. - - Troup street, is said by the police to have confessed to twenty-six other burglaries in Rochester in the last two months.
MESTLER was arrested by Detectives ANDREWS and POPP, who in searching his room found six suitcases filled with clothing, jewelry and other miscellaneous articles (2 lines unreadable) MESTLER was a partner of Leo TONY, who was arrested in Buffalo and brought here recently he had held up and robbed Martin JACOBS; a candy vender in the Gayety (line unreadable) TONY on that occasion and escaped when TONY was arrested.
CARRIED GUN AND KEYS
When MESTLER was arrested in Andrews street he had in his possession a loaded
revolver. According to the police there is little doubt that MESTLER is responsible
for the many duplicate key jobs which have been reported lately. A ring containing
ten duplicate keys was found on him with the revolver. It was learned that MESTLER
also has used the names ROGERS and JENNINGS.
It was learned by the police that TONY and MESTLER served time together in the State Industrial School and both escaped from that institution. In view of this fact it is believed that the police will endeavor to have the pair committed either to Randall's Island or the Elmira Reformatory.
Considerable time was spent by the police yesterday in going over the ledger of crimes reported to have been committed here. Each time a duplicate key job turned up on the list MESTLER was asked if he was guilty. Invariably he said he was, the police say.
Responsibility for the following list of burglaries and other crimes is said to have been admitted by MESTLER.
JOBS CHARGED TO PAIR
January 5th - Home of Rose TRAMOTTO.
January 8th - Home of Mr. BRASSER, No. 81 Manhattan street; army revolver.
January 8th - Home of Arthur MONK, No. 23 Tracy street; jewelry, bag and shoes.
January 11th- Home of Henry KNAUEr, 317 ˝ Brown street; jewelry.
January 13th - Home of M. E. CARTNEY, No. 205 Adams street; flashlight.
January 18th - Home of H. F. ALLEN, No. 84 Fulton avenue; three rings valued at $1,020.50.
January 18th - Home of G. W. GROSS, 145 Glendale park; jewelry.
January 20th - Martin JACOBS; Gayety Theater, $30 in cash.
January 20th - Home of Dr. WOLCOTT, 57 South Union street.
January 21st - Home of Max WAGNER, 219 Canterbury road, grip and clothing.
January 27th - Home of Mrs. L. BEYHAN, No. 8? Frank street; jewelry and clothing.
January 27th - Home of Charles JACOBS, No. 62 Harvard street; clothing.
January 30th - Home of Mr. HOOK, No. 124 Broadway; watch.
January 31st - Home of John A. JAMES, No. 22 Madison street; jewelry and clothing valued at $400.
February 1st - Home of George FEIST, No. 97 Hortense street; clothing and jewelry.
February 4th - Home of Clarence FRANKLIN, No. 60 Caroline street; jewelry.
February 4th - Home of Mrs. HILL, No. 286 Kenwood avenue; typewriter.
February 7th - Home of Edward BAUMGART, No. 212 Sanford street; jewelry and clothing.
February 7th - Home of Joseph GRAY, No. 93 Adams street; jewelry.
February 10th - Home of C. W. BROWN; No. 402 Plymouth avenue; suitcase and other articles.
February 13th - Home of C. H. DAVIS, No. 18 Sycamore street; cash and camera.
February 13th - Home of J. W. VOGT, No. 158 Asbury street; attempted burglary.
February 14th - Home of Chester VOKES, No. 13 Terry street; jewelry.
February 15th - Home of Isadore RITTENBERG, No. 111 Pembroke street; $10 in cash.
February 15th - Home of Carrie BARTON, No. 6 Earl street; jewelry.
February 15th - Home of Lewis WINTERS, No. 135 Bartlett street; revolver and jewelry.
BOY SHOT BY LITTLE GIRL IN TARGET PLAY DIES OF WOUNDS
In the Hahnemann Hospital at 8:40 o'clock last evening the target practice
of four boys and one girl had a tragic end, when Harry PATTERSON, 16 years old
of No. 478 Plymouth avenue, breathed his last. Coroner David H. ATWATER was
notified. He will conduct a post-mortem examination this morning and an inquest
later. He said there apparently was no doubt that the boy's death was an accident.
The four boys and Dorothy REES, 11 years old, sister of Horace REES, one of the four, were engaged in shooting practice in the basement of the home of the REES family at No. 494 Mount Hope avenue Thursday evening, February 12th. A 22-caliber Winchester rifle was used. A piece of wood backed up with a steel covering was utilized as a target. The PATTERSON boy acted as scorekeeper about four feet to one side.
When the shooting was nearly done, little Dorothy picked up the rifle and
asked if she could try her skill. The boys agreed, and she fired three shots.
The last one hit the target, glanced off and struck the PATTERSON boy in the
forehead, penetrating the skull and lodging in the brain.
The children were frightened and cried for help. The ambulance of the Hahnemann Hospital was summoned and the youngster rushed to that institution where surgeons until last night had hoped to save his life.
GAMBLING CASE PUT OVER
When Luke SMITH, alias William MOORE, of No. 261 Anderson avenue, appeared in City Court yesterday to stand trial on a charge of conducting a gambling house, it was found necessary to adjourn the case until March 3d because of the absence of Sergeant George RUTBENBERG, of the Second Precinct, who was to appear against him. Sergeant RUTBENBERG is confined with the influenza.
FRANK G. NEWELL, LONG MEMBER IN OLD PARK BOARD,
ACTIVE REPUBLICAN AND PROMINENT BUSINESS MAN, DEAD
(Photo of Frank G. Newell)
First to propose greenhouses in Highland Park, first to propose swimming
pools in the city parks, originator of the annual music festival in Seneca Park—
such was the work as a member of the Rochester Park Board of Frank G. NEWELL,
prominent Republican and business man, who died at his home, No. 28 Portsmouth
terrace, at 8:30 o'clock last night.
While he was for years active in public affairs, Mr. NEWELL never aspired to public office. He was a member of the Republican County Community for several terms, part of which time he served as its treasurer. He was born in Rochester on July 31, 1863; the son of the late George H. and Rose NEWELL. He became associated with his father in the Empire Molding Works and later opened the Empire Art Galleries. He became president of the molding works in 1892(?) And was connected with the firm for forty-one years. His love of art led him to bring pictures here from many places for exhibition in his galleries. This, was long before the establishment of the Memorial Art Gallery.
Mr. NEWELL was appointed to the Park Board of Rochester on January 8, 1902,
(2 lines unreadable) until 1915, when the Park Board was succeeded by a commissioner
of parks. He, with the late Charles P. FORD, organized the first Park Bad and
was a strong promoter of that organization.
It was through the efforts of Mr. NEWELL that the annual music festival in Seneca Park was established. He was chairman of the Seneca Park Committee of the Park Board and did much to give that park the popularity it has, but it was to the music festival, which drew audiences of tens of thousands every year, that he gave his best efforts.
Mr. NEWELL (unreadable) Falls Lodge, F. and A. M., and thirty-second degree Mason, a member of the Shrine and member of the Lotus Club, of New York.
He married Miss Florence CHASE on March 29, 1887, and besides her there survives
two daughters, Mrs. H. Laurence ACHILLES, of McDonough, Md., and Miss Florence
A. NEWELL, of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Albert M. MARSHALL, of Duluth, Minn.,
and a half-brother, George R. NEWELL, of Rochester.
Mr. NEWELL had been ill for several years, but it was not until ten days ago that he was forced to take to his bed. He died of Bright's disease.