Mysterious Relationship

Richard R. Hastings is supposed to be a 2nd cousin to me. There is a lot of information on him that just doesn’t add up. His mother’s maiden name was Mary Rupert. According to her marriage record to Frank Favaloro in 1923, it was her first marriage. Richard was born in 1918. Yet people in …

Continue reading ‘Mysterious Relationship’ »

Old News – Naz Student Union

This article is from the student newspaper of Nazareth College. At that time the college was only for women. It is now co-ed. In the last 50 years the size of the campus probably has doubled. In 1968, some students spent their summer helping to decorate the new Student Union. The article, along with the …

Continue reading ‘Old News – Naz Student Union’ »

Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #45

In this article by William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he tells about about early meetings to get people to stop drinking alcohol. The CURSE of Ardent Spirits In 1827 the Rochester Presbytery resolved that the temperate use of ardent spirits (booze) ought in all …

Continue reading ‘Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #45’ »

Ontario Beach Park – #27

The full page ad, above, announced the opening for the 1912 season. I couldn’t resist colorizing it. The smaller roller coaster is gone but the larger Scenic Railroad is still in the Park. The roller coaster was replaced by larger picnic grounds. The biggest new attraction is Hilarity Hall. That was a new fun house …

Continue reading ‘Ontario Beach Park – #27’ »