Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Sat Nov 24, 1923
VETERAN PHYSICIAN DIES AFTER ILLNESS
Dr. A. C. Hermance Helped to Found Hospital
Dr. Alexander C. HERMANCE, of No. 767 St. Paul street,
prominent physician of this city for more than thirty years and active in the
founding of the Hahnemann Hospital, now the Highland Hospital, died last
evening, aged 71 years. He had been seriously ill for nearly eight months.
Dr. HERMANCE was an honorary member of the staff of the
Highland Hospital at the time of his death, having been an active member for
many years. He was born in Brooklyn on June 8, 1852 and was a graduate of the
Chicago Medical School. Coming to Rochester as a young man he soon became one
of the prominent physicians of the city.
He leaves his wife, Margaret MacCALLUM HERMANCE; two
brothers, Harry HERMANCE, of this city, and Dr. S. George HERMANCE, of
Clarkson, and a sister, Mrs. William MURRELL.
Mrs. Lelia CORYELL, of No. 20 1-2 Edmonds street, this
city, died Thursday at Solvay. She leaves two daughters, Ruth and Esther
CORYELL; a son, Morris C. CORYELL; four sisters, Mrs. George EXNER, Mrs.
Edward J. ZWACK, Mrs. Bertha MARKO and Mrs. John PENSCATHER, and two brothers,
Elmer and George SCUTT.
Mrs. Minta VOSBURGH died yesterday at her home, No. 253 Webster avenue. She
leaves three nieces, Mrs. Edwin J. FRASER and Miss Althea METZGER, of this
city, and Miss Winifred METZGER, of Buffalo, and a nephew, Oliver METZGER, of
Theodore S. CAMPBELL died yesterday morning, aged 52 years. He leaves his
wife, two daughters and two sisters.
John W. BROWN died Thursday evening at his home, No. 18 Hyde park, aged 40
years. He leaves a sister, Mrs. John BRININGER, of No. 93 Campbell street.
Elizabeth WHITECRAFT, wife of Edgar WHITECRAFT, and formerly of this city,
died Monday at her home at Port Ewen, N. Y., aged 70 years.
John C. FARRELL died Friday evening at his home, No. 301 Adams street. Two
sisters, Anna M. FARRELL and Mrs. Catherine McGREAL survive.
BURLESON - Born on November 20, 1923, to Rev. Dr. and Mrs. John K. BURLESON,
of Springfield, South Dakota, a son.
ADAMS - Mrs. Mary E. ADAMS died Friday, Nov. 23d, in Brockport, aged 73 years.
She is survived by one son, Elmer G. ADAMS, and two daughters, Ida M. and
Clara L. ADAMS, also by four brothers, William H., G. Adelbert and Judson E.
M. HILER, of Brockport, and Lewis J. HILER, of Rochester, and several nephews
-Funeral from house Monday at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. STEPHENS will officiate and
burial will be in Garland cemetery.
BROWN - John W. BROWN, aged 40 years, of No. 15 Hyde park, died in this city
Thursday evening, Nov. 22, 1923. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. John
BRININGER, of No. 93 Campbell street.
-The remains have been removed to Hedges & Hoffman's Funeral Parlors, No.
73 Scio street, where the funeral will take place Monday afternoon, Nov. 26,
1923, at 2:30 o'clock. Interment in Mount Hope cemetery.
CORYELL - Mrs. Luella CORYELl, No. 20 1-2 Edmonds street, this city, died in
Solvay, N. Y., Thursday, November 22, 1923. She is survived by two daughters,
the Misses Ruth and Esther CORYELL; one son, Morris C. CORYELL; four sisters,
Mrs. George EXNER, Mrs. Edward J. ZWACK, Mrs. Bertha Marie and Mrs. John
PENSCATHER; two brothers, Elmer and George SCUTT.
-Prayer service at the home of her sister, Mrs. John PENSCATHER, No. 122
Freeman avenue, Solvay, N. Y., Saturday morning at 7:30 o'clock. Burial at
Romulus, N. Y., Sunday afternoon.
CAMPBELL - Entered into rest in this city, Friday morning, Nov. 23, 1923,
Theodore S. CAMPBELL, aged 52 years. Deceased is survived by his wife, two
daughters and two sisters.
-The remains have been removed to Strauchen's Funeral Chapel, 265 North
street, where the funeral will take place this afternoon, Saturday, at 2:30
o'clock. Funeral private. Interment in Mount Hope cemetery.
DRANSFIELD - Entered into eternal life, Thursday, November 22, 1923, at his
residence, No. 13 Myrtle Hill park, Thomas DRANSFIELD, in his 88th(?) year. He
is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Bell DRANSFIELD; five daughters, Mrs.
Elizabeth Bell JENKINS, of Pasadena, Cal., Mrs. Harry A. TOMPKINS, of this
city; Mrs. H. Adelbert HAMILTON, of Elmira, N. Y.; Mrs. Clarence D. STONE, of
Crugers-on-Hudson; Mrs. Albert C. BELL, of Wilmette, Ill.; one son, Thomas
DRANSFIELD, Jr., of Malden, Mass., and thirteen grandchildren.
-Funeral services at the residence, Saturday afternoon, November 24, 1923, at
3 o'clock. Interment at Mt. Hope cemetery.
GILBERT - On Tuesday, Nov. 20, 1923, at the residence of her son, Prentiss B.
GILBERT, No. 174 Riggs place, Washington, D. C., Mary Elizabeth, beloved wife
of Lieutenant Colonel William Walace GILBERT, U. S. A. retired.
-Funeral services from Mount Hope Chapel on Saturday afternoon at 3:30
McCORMICK - Mrs. Ellen C. McCORMICK, aged 68 years, widow of Walter McCORMICK,
died at the family home, No. __ West State street, Ithaca, N. Y. She is
survived by one daughter, Miss Mary G. McCORMICK; two sons, Walter J. and Dr.
Frank J. McCORMICK, of Ithaca, N. Y.; one sister, Mrs. Mary CONLON, and one
brother, Patrick DUGAN, of Williamsport, Pa.
-Funeral Monday morning, Nov. 26, 1923, at 8:30 o'clock from the home and 9
o'clock at the Church of The Immaculate Conception, Ithaca, N. Y. Interment
will take place at Ithaca, N. Y.
ISHAN - Friday, November 23, 1923, Francis N. ISHAN.
-Services on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the residence, Avon, N. Y.
SCHAEFER - Entered into rest, on Thursday morning at the family home, No. 111
Grafton street, Anna M., wife of Nicholas SCHAEFER, aged 57 years. Besides her
husband, she is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. A. FEDRAU, Mrs. W. TAFT,
Mrs. E. RICE, Mrs. F. APPEL, Mrs. E. MILLER and the misses Anna and Gladys
SCHAEFER; two sons, John and Andrew SCHAEFER; also a brother in Germany.
-Funeral services will be held on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from her late
home. Burial at Mount Hope cemetery.
VOSBURGH - Entered into rest, in this city, Friday morning, November 23, 1923,
Mrs. Minia VOSBURGH, of 253 Webster avenue. She is survived by three nieces.
Mrs. Edwin J. FRASER and Miss Althea METZGER, of this city and Miss Winifred
METZGER, of Buffalo, N. Y.; also one nephew, Oliver METZGER, of Buffalo, N. Y.
-Funeral services will be held at the late home, No. 1425 Main street east,
Monday afternoon, November 26, 1923, at 2:30 o'clock. Interment at Riverside
SMITH - In memory of Lewis M. SMITH, beloved husband of Sallie HISCOCK SMITH.
Rochester, Monroe, NY
Nov. 24, 1923
BERNARD FEIOCK IS STRICKEN IN STREET; LONG UNIDENTIFIED
For Years Was Proprietor of Liquor Store with Notable Clientele
Although Bernard FEIOCK has been known for years to hundreds of
Rochesterians it was fourteen hours after he collapsed at Main and Gibbs streets
that his body was identified by Bertram E. WILSON, general passenger agent of
the New York State Railways, who is Mr. FEIOCK's son-in-law. Mr. FEIOCK was one
of the best known business men in Rochester. For thirty-five years he conducted
a liquor store at No. 135 Main street east, adjoining the Merchants Bank, and
his establishment had a clientele numbering many of the prominent residents of
Rochester. With the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment, Mr. FEIOCK closed out
At 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon Mr. FEIOCK, who was 73 years
old, collapsed at Main and Gibbs street. He was taken to the Highland Hospital
where he died. There was nothing to identify him. When Mr. FEIOCK did not return
to his home at No. 84 South Union street, his family started a search for him.
It was 4 o'clock Sunday morning, when Mr. WILSON identified the man who had
collapsed on the street as Mr. FEIOCK.
Mr. FEIOCK was born in Rochester and received his education in the
public schools. As a young man he was employed by the Bausch & Lomb Optical
Club, then a small concern. Later he embarked in business for himself.
His establishment in Main street east was unique. It had a
wholesale liquor department in front, and a small bar in the rear of the store,
where many prom-(line has been skipped) return to his home at No. 84 South
(another line missing) an exclusive line of imported cheese, and it was a treat
to many well known people to stop in his store and obtain a bit of cheese and
crackers, also a beverage now prohibited by Constitution restriction. The store
was without elaborate fixtures, but Mr. FEIOCK had a very engaging personality
and many people patronized his place.
Mr. FEIOCK led a very quiet life. He never was active in politics,
nor did he have any fraternity connections, but his likeable character brought
him many friends. He was fond of outdoor life.
One of Mr. FEIOCK's employees was John HEISEL, or
"Good-natured John," who is known to hundreds of people. Mr. HEISEL
fitted well into the general scheme of Mr. FEIOCK's establishment, which had an
atmosphere of its own.
Mr. FEIOCK leaves his wife, Mrs. Adeline HAGER FEIOCK, a daughter,
Mrs. Bertram E. WILSON, and a son, William Bernard WILSON.
FEIOCK - In this city, on November 24, 1923, Bernard FEIOCK, aged 73 years. He
is survived by his wife, Adeline HAGER FEIOCK, and one daughter, Mrs. Bertram E.
WILSON, and a grandson, William Bernard WILSON.
-Funeral from the residence, No. 84 South Union street, Tuesday, November 27th,
at 3 o'clock. Interment in Mount Hope cemetery. Donated by Neal