Early News

Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Fri Aug 26, 1921


HABERER - Wednesday evening, August 24, 1921, at his home, No. 44{?} Raines park, Anselm R. HABERER, husband of Kathleen FITZSIMONS HABERER. Besides his wife he leaves one son, Anselm B. J. HABERER; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline HABERER, of Croghan, N. Y., and Mrs. TEMPLETON-ROBINSON, of Seattle, Wash.
-Funeral Saturday morning at 9 o'clock from the house and at 9:30 o'clock at St. Mary's Church. Interment at Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Amsterdam, N.Y., papers please copy.

PARRY - William E. PARRY, in his 90th year, at his residence, No. 319 Troup street. He leaves eight children, four daughters and four sons, Mrs. Charles D. FINLEY, of Geneseo; Mrs. Peter McEWEN, of Albion; Mrs. Florence M. POMEROY, Buffalo; Mrs. John K. HUNT, William F. Jr., Samuel R., Leonidas, of this city, and Dr. George C. PARRY, of Philadelphia; also fourteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  -Notice of funeral hereafter.

BERRY - Died in this city, Thursday, August 25, 1921, Mrs. Lucy E. BERRY, mother of Mrs. George D. MORGAN.
-Funeral and burial private. No flowers please.

BODDY - Entered into rest, Thursday morning, Aug. 25, 1921, at the residence, No. 282 Mulberry street, Mrs. Margaret BODDY, widow of Harry BODDY, mother of Alfred H. BODDY and sister of James and Edward HUNTER.
-Funeral services from the residence Saturday, Aug. 27, 1921, at 2 P. M., and from Christ Episcopal Church at 3:30 P. M. Interment at Mt. Hope cemetery.
HARRIS - In Rochester, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 1921, Leona HARRIS, aged 26 years. She leaves six brothers, William, Charles, Robert, Walter, Theodore and Lucy; one sister, Minnie; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William VanLONE, all of Penfield.
-Funeral from the family home on Harris road, Penfield, Saturday afternoon, August 27, 1921, at 2:30 P. M. Interment at Oakwood cemetery, Penfield.

McINERNEY - The remains of Sergeant 1st Class Charles J. McINERNEY, Medical Detachment First Pioneer Infantry, who died in Sonilty, France, October 12, 1918, aged 27 years, arrived in Rochester August 18th. Sergeant McINERNEY is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mabel E. McINERNEY, and two sisters, Mabel J. and Hazel E. McINERNEY.
-The body was removed to the family residence, No. 28 Danforth street, from where the funeral was held at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon, August 20th, and at West Avenue M. E. Church at 3:30 o'clock. Interment was made in Riverside cemetery.

ORLEBEKE - Died suddenly, Thursday morning, James J. ORLEBEKE, aged 53 years. Survived by his wife, Cora REMEIN ORLEBEKE, three sons, John, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich.; James R. and Marinus John, of this city; two sisters, Mrs. N. BOWMAN, of this city, and Mrs. W. O__RINGA, Grand Rapids, Mich.
-Funeral Saturday afternoon, 2:30 from the Christian Reformed Church, North Goodman street.

PALMER - Edward PALMER, infant son of Ephraim and Lillian PALMER, died Thursday morning at the residence of Edwin P. PALMER, No. 3_6 State street, aged 2 years and 9 months.

TURNER - Henry H. TURNER, of No. 298 Monroe avenue, died on the evening of August 24, 1921, after a brief illness, aged 65 years. He is survived by his wife, Rhoda CROUCH; three sons, Henry, Hugh, Jr., Donald C; and Angus M.; one daughter, Mrs. Herbert A. WHITE; one brother, Thomas L. TURNER, and two granddaughters, Janet and Eleanor WHITE.
-Funeral from the residence Saturday at 1:30 P. M. Interment in Mt. Hope.

ROBISON - Anna G. ROBISON, Macedon, N. Y., died Wednesday evening at her late home at Macedon. Survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Carry NEWMAN; three grandsons, Irving and Arthur NEWMAN, George ROBISON, all of Macedon, and one half-brother, Wm. TODMAN, of Decatur, Mich.
-Services Saturday at 1 P. M., from her late residence. Burial at Port Gibson, N. Y.

VAN ALSTYNE - Suddenly at the family home in Webster, Wednesday morning, Aug. 24, 1921, Emily VAN ALSTYNE, aged 80 years. She leaves her husband, Frank VAN ALSTYNE; one son, L. J. VAN ALSTYNE, and three grandchildren, all of Webster; one brother, Hicks CRIPPEN, and one sister, Anna DAY CURTICE, both of Rochester.
-Funeral from her late home in Webster, on West Main street, Friday afternoon, Aug. 26, 1921, at 2:30 P. M. Interment at Webster Rural cemetery.

WHITMORE - Valentine F. WHITMORE died August 24, 1921, at his summer home, Durand Eastman Park, aged 76 years. He leaves his wife, Eunice HAIGHT; three sons, Lewis S., Walter V. and Homer ?; one daughter, Mrs. William H. VI_MUS; six grandsons and two brothers, John and George M., of Syracuse.
-Funeral from the residence, No. 520 Park avenue, Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Flowers gratefully declined. Interment private.

ZINK - Suddenly in this city, Thursday afternoon, August 25, 1921, Miss Florence ZINK. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Jacob ? SAMENANK(?), and one brother, Frederick ZINK.
-The remains were removed to the home of her sister, Mrs. Jacob H. SAMENANK(?), No. 96 Hickory street, from where the funeral will take place Saturday morning, August 27th, at 8:30 o'clock, and at 9 o'clock at St. Joseph's Church. Interment at Holy Sepulchre cemetery.


Rochester, NY
Democrat and Chronicle
March 28, 1923

Man of 60 Succumbs in Hospital Case Under Investigation.
Bernard STEINER, 60 years old, died yesterday afternoon in St. Mary's Hospital of gas poisoning.  He was removed to the hospital Wednesday morning in an unconscious condition.  Gas was flowing from a _________ the jet was open.  It is thought that wind blew out the flame.  Coroner KLEINDIENST will investigate the case before giving a certificate.  STEINER lived at No. 214 Brown street.

Girl of 8 Years Run Down by Car of Gibbs Street Doctor.
While crossing the street at No. 589 Main street east yesterday noon Mariota EICHION, 8 years old, of No. 333 University avenue was struck by an automobile driven by Dr. C. A. VAN DER BEEK of No. 24 Gibbs street.  The child was knocked down and made unconscious.  Dr. VAN DER BEEK took the child to his office for first aid and then removed her to the Park Avenue Hospital, where she regained consciousness.  It is not believed that any bones were broken.    psm

Rochester, NY
August 31, 1921
Democrat & Chronicle

Plant Employee Killed When He Tries to Throw Switch in Dark

Stanisthus NAKOWLAZCKL, 37 years old, of 17 Weeger street, was electrocuted shortly before 11 o'clock last night at the plant of the American Laundry Machinery Company in Kerr street, Lincoln Park, where he was employed as night foreman.  The body was found by Michael SNYDER of No. ___ Orchard street, night watchman.  There were no witnesses to the accident.  It is believed that NAKOWLAZCKL went into the room where the switches that control the electric apparatus of the plant are located for the purpose of throwing one on for some purpose known to him alone.  The room was dark at the time and NAKOWLAZCKL not being able to see distinctly grasped the switch instead of the handle. Death was instantaneous.  A call was sent in to the General Hospital and the ambulance made the useless trip to the plant.  The body was removed to the morgue.

Chokes on Peach Pit
The ambulance from the General Hospital was summoned to No. 287 Sixth street shortly after 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, where Josephine DE FARIA, 10 years old, of that address was choking as the result of having swallowed a peach pit.  She was taken to the Homeopathic Hospital, where the obstruction was removed.  Later she was taken to her home.

Tailor Dies Suddenly
Hjlmer THORSTENSON, 45 years old, of No. 157 State street, died suddenly yesterday morning a short time after entering the tailor shop at No. 645 Park avenue, where he was employed by Barnet KERZNBAUM.  The ambulance from the Hahnemann Hospital was summoned but the man died before its arrival.  Coroner Thomas A. KILLIP had the body removed to the morgue.  He will issue a certificate of death from natural causes.

Patrolman Is Accused
Frederick REETZ, a patrolman attached to the Joseph avenue police station, is charged by Sergeant Edward H. FISCHER of the same station with being intoxicated while on duty on the night of August 14th.  REETZ has been on the force for ten years.  It is alleged that he previously faced charges before former Commissioner of Public Safety Charles S. OWEN.  A hearing before R. Andrew HAMILTON, commissioner of public safety scheduled for yesterday afternoon was postponed because REETZ's attorney Joseph P. DOYLE, was out of town. 

Teachers of Boulevard District School to Meet Parents on Friday
Irondequoit Grammar School No. 4 in Summerville boulevard, will open for the fall term on Tuesday, September 6th.  The faculty will be the same as that of last year:  Charles W. JOYCE, principal; Mrs. D. L. KITT, Miss Esther M. MORRIS and Miss Grace H. ROBINSON.  The teachers will be at the school office on Friday afternoon from 2 until 4 o'clock to confer with parents and to register pupils who are beginning school or those who have moved into the district since the close of school in June.

Long Service of Miss Dorothy Nagel in Public Schools is Ended
Miss Dorothy J. NAGEL, for thirty three years a teacher at No. 9 School died last evening at the family home, No. 16 Almira street.  She leaves two sisters, Mrs. Philip STAPE and Mrs. Emma KENEALY, two brothers Detective Sergeant John W. NAGEL of this city and Edward L. NAGEL of Buffalo.  Funeral services will be held at the home tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.  Interment will be made in Mount Hope cemetery.

Office of Brokerage Firm Is Closed Out of Respect for Him
The funeral of Harry Edward MILLER, a member of the brokerage firm of Hibbard, Palmer & Miller, who died last Sunday was held at 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon from his home, No. 81 Parkside avenue.  At 2 o'clock the office of Hibbard, Palmer & Miller in the Powers building together with several other brokerage offices closed in respect to Mr. MILLER.   A delegation of employees from the firm of which he was a member attended the services.  Rev. Francis L. MC CAULEY, pastor of the East Side Presbyterian Church officiated.  Interment was made at Mount Hope cemetery.  There were floral of _____ received from many friends and business associates of Mr. MILLER.  The bearers were William E. BONNER, Richard C. YOUNG, Charles DENGLER, W. J. SIMPSON, Richard WHALEN and Edward _____.

Frank Croston Buried.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon at No. 137 Chestnut street for Frank CROSTON, former supervisor of the Fourth ward and for many years prominent commercial life in Rochester, who died Saturday evening in ___.  Rev. W. A. R. GOODWIN of St. Paul's Episcopal Church officiated.  Interment was made in Mount Hope cemetery.  The bearers were Leonard J. SOMERS, Leonard BARTH, Charles MORSE, Henry W. MORSE, James T. O'GRADY and William H. CRAIG.

Mrs. Katherine SCHEIBLE died last night at the home of her daughter Mrs. Emma GASSLER, No. 1037 Joseph avenue.  She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Katherine HETZKE, Mrs. Rose KOERNER and Mrs. Emma GASSLER, two sons, George SCHEIBLE, of Rochester, and Jean SCHEIBLE of Germany, sixteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The infant son of Francis J. and Frances F. SIMMONS died yesterday afternoon at the family home No. 4 Raymond street.  Besides his parents he leaves one brother, Robert.

Winifred Evelyn EVANS, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles EVANS, died yesterday afternoon at the family home, No. 568 Lake avenue.

Personal Mention
Miss Alice FOSTER and her niece, Miss Dorothy FOSTER, both of Cleveland, are spending a few weeks with George GERGER, in Cady street.

Miss Edith M. McCROSSEN, only daughter of Mrs. William E. ROWLAND of No. 463 Tremont street, was married to Thomas H. MILLER, of Warsaw, at 6 o'clock last Saturday evening at the home of the bride's brother, Theodore McCROSSEN, No. 543 Ridgeway avenue, this city.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. E. B. McGHEE, of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church.  The bride has been an active member of the church and has taught in the Sunday school.
The bride was attended by her cousin, Miss Gladys I. GLOVER, of Wayland and the bridegroom by Louis E. Mc CROSSEN, brother of the bride.  Two little nieces of the bride, Helen McCROSSEN, who was flower girl, and Mildred Mc CROSSEN, who carried the veil, also assisted.  Before the ceremony Mrs. L. E. Mc CROSSEN sang "I Love You Truly."  The wedding march from "Lonhengrin" was played by Miss Carroll WILLIAMS.  The bride's gown was of white georgette over white satin.  She wore a tulle veil caught with orange blossoms and (didn't get the rest).

Carl ESTER, of No. 1501 Dewey avenue reported that his $1,600 roadster was taken from Clinton avenue south.  The machine had a safety lock but the thief picked it.

Mrs. Mary WALPERT, of No. 19 Wilmont street, reported that her sedan, valued at $1,000 was stolen from Gibbs street.

A super-six, valued at $2,200, the property of Abe LEVINE, of No. 84 Hanover street, was reported stolen.

A touring car, valued at $2,100, the property of Moe SNYDER of No. 22 Harris street, was taken from South street.


SCHWONKE--In sad, but loving memory of a faithful husband and devoted father, Fred SCHWONKE, who entered into rest August 31, 1920.
To-day recalls sad memories
Of a loved one gone to rest
And those who think of him to-day
Are those who loved him best.


CARSON--In loving memory of our beloved son and brother. S. Kenneth CARSON who gave his life for his friend on August 31, 1920.
And we, oh we, who the wildest yearn
For the old time step and the glad return
Think of him faring on, as dear
In the lover of there, as the love of here.
    --Mother, Father and Brother        psm


Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Wed Aug 31, 1921
DONAHUE - To Mr. and Mrs. F. T. DONAHUE in Hahneman Hospital, on Thursday, August 25, 1921, a son.
NAGEL - Miss Dorothy J. NAGEL died early Tuesday evening at the family home, No. 16 Almira street. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Philip STAPE and Mrs. Emma KENEALY; two brothers, Detective-Sergeant John W. NAGEL, of the Rochester Police Department and Edward L. NAGEL, of Buffalo, N. Y. She was a teacher in No. 9 Public School for thirty-three years.
-Funeral services at the home Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment in the family lot in Mount Hope cemetery.
BAKER - In this city, Tuesday, August 30, 1921, Richard BAKER, aged 24 years. He is survived by one brother, John, of this city.
-The funeral will take place from the residence of his aunt, Mrs. James SWANTON, No. 118 Roslyn street. Time will be announced later. 
SAGE - In this city at St. Mary's Hospital, August 30, 1921, Kenneth Joseph, son of Leo and Elizabeth CORNELL, aged 16 years, 6 months. Besides his parents he leaves two brothers, Charles and William, and two sisters, Margaret and Helen SAGE.
-Funeral from the residence, No. 88 Cortland street, Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock and from St. Mary's Church at 9 o'clock. 
SMITH - In this city, Monday, August 29, 1921, Janet Reichel, only daughter of Hugh A. and May Reichel SMITH, aged 4 years.
-Funeral from the residence, 81 Westchester avenue, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
ALLEN - Entered into rest, Monday evening, August 29, 1921, David ALLEN, aged 84 years. He leaves his wife, Catherine; a sister, Mrs. Frances MORRISON; two brothers, Albert and Delbert. He was for twenty years a member of Eastern Star Commandery, Knights of Malta.
-Funeral Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the family residence, No. 750 Dewey avenue.
NICHOLS - Amery N. J. NICHOLS, infant son of William P. and Myrtle BAUER NICHOLS died Monday evening, August 29, 1921, at the family home, No. 556 Lexington avenue. Besides his parents he leaves two sisters, Evelyn and Marcella.
-Funeral Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock from the house. Interment in family lot at Holy Sepulchre cemetery. 
SHORER - Entered into rest, Monday, August 29, 1921, Anna B. Benx SHORER. She is survived by her husband; only daughter, Miss Louise M. SHORER; three sisters, Mrs. Fred ELEB(?), of this city, and two sisters in Europe. She was a member of Active Review, No. 112, L. O. T. M.
-Funeral Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Bender Bros. Parlors, No. 301 Alexander street. Burial at Mount Hope cemetery.