Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #7

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about the first doctor in Rochester. He moved to Morgan, Ohio about 1828 but came back to Rochester in 1834 where he died in 1879 at age 90. His wife Huldah had died …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #6

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about the early schools in Rochester. In the last sentence he mentions the Academy building on S. Fithugh Street. After it stopped being used as a school, it became the office for the …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #5

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about a early portrait painter in Rochester. Grove Sheldon Gilbert didn’t sign his portraits so there is no way to tell how many portraits he painted. One known painting is of Sophia (Beatty) …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #4

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947)  he quotes the first part from an article during the Rochester Centennial of 1912. That would be the centennial of the first permanent settlers in Rochester. There was another centennial in 1934 that was for …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #3

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947)  he quotes the first part a newspaper article from 1837. The former United States Hotel that was built about 1826 still stands at 22 West Main Street. It hasn’t been a hotel for about 100 …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #2

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947)  he quotes the first part from Rochester; A Story Historical by Jenny Marsh Parker. Mr. Wilkinson also uses “We remember” as his method of saying what he remembers in 1947 from his visit to the gallery …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #1

William Wilkinson has many of his old scrapbooks in the Local History Division of the Rochester Public Library. In one scrapbook, which he titled “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he draw cartoons and wrote a description. Some of the drawings also have newspaper drawings glued to them; …

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