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Rochester, N.Y.
Democrat & Chronicle
Oct 5, 1923

SIMMONS -- Mrs. Lucinda Simmons. Widow of the late Levi Simmons, age 81 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leonard Reeves, Mendon N. Y., October 4th. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Burt Hollenbeck, Rochester, N.Y. and Mrs. Leonard Reeves, of Mendon, N.Y.: two sons, Joseph M. Simmons of Rochester, N.Y. and Harry H. Simmons of Atlanta, N.Y., and four grand children.
     Funeral Services from her late home, York street, Honeoye Falls, N.Y., Sunday October 7th. at 3 o'clock. Interment at Honeoye Falls cemetery.

Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Oct 20, 1923



Honeoye, Oct 19 - Miles PESTLE, 82 years old, died this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clarence BECKER. Mr. PESTLE had been ill since last May. He was born at Norfalk, Eng., and came to this country when 15 years old, settling in the town of Bristol.
Mr. PESTLE leaves two sons, Frank, of Bristol, and Ora PESTLE, of Palmyra, and five daughters, Mrs. Florence VERDON, of Palmyra, Mrs. Ida SALMAN, of Buffalo, Mrs. Jennie PARME-E, of Ithaca, and Miss Mable PESTLE, of Canandaigua. Funeral services will be held from the Becker home at 2 o'clock on Sunday afternoon with Rev. Golden HENSHAW, pastor of the Congregational Church, officiating. Interment will be made in Lake View cemetery.


Corning, Oct 19 - George W. HARRIS, 84 years old, for many years a resident of this city and prominent in the development of The Fall Brook and later the New York Central railroad in Corning, died yesterday morning at his home, No. 858 Lake street in Elmira. He had been in poor health for the last four years. Mr. HARRIS was born at Dexter, Mich., on November 13, 1842. He was engaged by the Mountain Railroad Company in St. Louis in 1861 and worked for that company as a fireman until 1863 when he was promoted. For four years he was an engineer there on the old type wood-burning engines until in 1867 he moved to Corning. For a number of years he made his home at No. 32 East Erie avenue.


Springwater, Oct. 19 - Miss Hazel VAN CAMPEN, 19 years old, died on Wednesday evening at Bath Hospital, following an illness of eight months. Miss VAN CAMPEN was born in the town of Howard, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Enitha BARRETT VAN CAMPEN.
She is survived by one sister, Miss Doris VAN CAMPEN, of this village, and two brothers, Emery, of Rochester, and Dó VAN CAMPEN, of Ka-ona. Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at Bath with Rev. J. A. ADAMS, of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Bath officiating. Burial will be made at Howard.


Batavia, Oct. 19 - George H. WILLIS, 71 years old, died in the Homeopathic hospital at Rochester last night from a complication of diseases. Mr. WILLIS'S home was at No. 19 Chase park, Batavia. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Batavia, the Genesee Encampment, I. O. O. F., of Batavia and the Lodge of Maccabees.
He is survived by six sons, and four daughters. The body will be brought to the home in Batavia from which place funeral services will be held on Monday afternoon. Burial will be made in Bergen.


Hornell, Oct. 19 - Mrs. Elizabeth SEXSMITH, wife of William SEXSMITH, died yesterday at the Saint James Mercy hospital here following a brief illness. She underwent an operation last Saturday for appendicitis. Mrs. SEXMITH was a lifelong resident of the city.
Besides her husband she is survived by three brothers and three sisters, Rev. John KILLEEN, of Horseheads, Rev. Cornelius KILLEEN, of Niagara Falls, Sister Mary Irene, of Buffalo, Joseph KILLEEN, Susie KILLEEN and Minnie KILLEEN, of this city.


Brockport, Oct. 19 - Robert FELKNER, 77 years old, died at his home this morning after a short illness. He had been married for fifty years, having celebrated his golden wedding anniversary three weeks ago.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louise FELKNER; four daughters, Mrs. Louise SCANLON, of Rochester, Mrs. Walter JOT-E-, of Syracuse, Teresa and Anna FELKNER, of Brockport, and three sons, George, of Detroit, Andrew and Joseph, of Brockport. Funeral services will be held Monday morning from the Church of the Nativity with Rev. M. J. KREIG officiating. Interment will be made in Mount Oliver cemetery.


Geneva, Oct. 19 - Miss Katherine McLEAN, of the town of Geneva, died this morning at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium.
She is survived by one brother, Daniel McLEAN, of Hall; four sisters, Mrs. Thomas SLATTERY and Mrs. Ellen SMITH, of Lyons, O.; Mrs. Margaret FLANNIGAN, of Hopewell, and Mrs. Julia TRAINOR, of this city. Funeral services will be held <snip> didn't get the rest


Geneseo, Oct. 19 - William J. WEED, of Avon, was to-day granted letters testamentary on the $19,000 estate of Peter HINES, late of Avon, at a term of Surrogate's Court, with Surrogate Lockwood R. DOTY, presiding. The petition gives the value of the estate at $12,000 in personal property and $7,000 in real estate.

Letters of administration on the estate of Vitellus O. SMITH, late of Nunda, were issued to Myron R. SMITH, of Springville. The estate is valued at $1,500 in personalty and $9,000 in real property. Letters testamentary on the estate of Samuel L. WHITLOCK, late of Springwater, were issued to Wiley W. CAPROA, of Wayland, and Clare B. ALLEN, of Glen Ridge, N. J. Mr. WHITLOCK left an estate valued at $1,200, all in personalty.

Nora A. STAGER, of Mount Morris was granted letters testamentary on the estate of Rosanna WOODWARD, late of Mount Morris. The value of the estate is placed at $1,800, all in personal property. Letters of administration on the estate of Mary RAUBER, late of the town of Springwater, were issued to Laura ? QUARZ of Springwater. The estate valued at $6,000 in realty and $500 in personal property.

Letters testamentary on the estate of Burton WOOLEVER, of that town. The estate is valued at $900 in realty and $1,500 in personal property. Letters of administration on the estate of Robert K. DENNISON, late of West Sparta, were issued to Albert N. DENNISON, of Hornell, Mr. DENNISON left $2,000 in real estate and $100 in personal property. Letters of administration were issued to Albert N. DENNISON, of Hornell, on the estate of Nicholas K. DENNISON, late of Rochester. The estate is valued at $6,000 in realty and $100 in personalty.


Corning, Oct. 19 - Following the indictment by the Federal Grand Jury, Bert H. WALKER, of No. 5 Winfield street, was arraigned late yesterday afternoon before Commissioner Robert P. McDOWELL at Elmira. WALKER was charged with a violation of a Federal act in regard to interstate commerce in removing merchandise from a freight train. WALKER pleaded not guilty and was held under bail of $1,000 to appear before the Federal Court at Buffalo in November.
The indictment of WALKER was the result of an attempt made last July to take some automobile accessories from a New York Central freight train. On the night of July 26th about 10:30 o'clock Officer Hugh HAMLIN, riding on a southbound freight train and at a point near the Mulhollan bridge saw some automobile tires being thrown off the train. He investigated and found Mr. WALKER near the spot. The latter, however, declared that he was fishing at the time. According to the officer he had as fishing tackle a pair of pliers, a cold chisel, a piece of rope, and three hub caps for automobiles. Following an investigation of the affair Mr. WALKER, who was a trainman on the Central, was taken out of service.