Old News – Summer Church Outings

Here are some summer outings for Catholic Churches in Rochester in 1915. I had to look up the definition of the word “Sodality.” It is an association, especially of a Roman Catholic religious guild or brotherhood. THE CATHOLIC JOURNAL Friday, July 30, 1915 City Parish News St. Boniface The Young Ladies’ Sodality of this parish …

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Old News – Trolley Accident

This is a long and detailed article about a local trolley accident. THE BROCKPORT REPUBLIC Thursday, July 22, 1915 BROCKPORTERS IN BAD WRECK ONE MAN KILLED AS RESULT OF TROLLEY SMASH-UP Motorman Claims to Have Been in Stupor. Those Injured. Quite a number of Brockport people were on the ill-fated 1:17 B. L. & R. …

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Old News – Tin for Household Use

It appears that from this articles that tin was just beginning to be used in the making of household items. It is very possible that these aren’t tin at all. Tin cans are actually made from rolled steel.. THE CATHOLIC COURIER Thursday, July 16, 1915 TIN NOVELTIES Articles Which Contribute a Gay Note in Outdoor …

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Old News – Ontario Beach Park

An invitation for people from the Towns surrounding Rochester to come to Ontario Beach Park o a special day just for them. THE HONEOYE FALLS TIMES Thursday, July 8, 1915 Community Day At Ontario Beach Park The remarkable progress made by Ontario Beach Park this summer in the way of big features on days and …

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Old News – Role of Women for Independence

This editorial tells how women helped during the Revolutionary War. THE CATHOLIC JOURNAL Friday, July 2, 1915 WOMEN’S PART IN INDEPENDENCE DAY They Had Glorious Share in Winning American Liberty. It has been said that in every woman’s breast there lies the possibility of great heroism. What she can do when put to the test …

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Old News – Zeppelin Shot Down

This is the story of the first Zeppelin dirigible being shot down. The pilot was actually born in India but his family was living in Canada at the start of WWI. What the news story doesn’t mention is that Warneford died on June 17th, before this story was published. He was ferrying an airplane with …

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Old News – Boy’s Band

The State Industrial School referred in this article dates back to 1846 when it was created as the Western House of Refuge (in Rochester) to house juvenile criminals. Then in 1850 it was decided to also send juveniles to W. H. of R. for crimes as minor as vagrancy. By 1855 there was a capacity …

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Old News – Auto Accident

Even after a hundred years kids are still getting hurt by running into the road without looking. At least in this early case little Miss Peglow was able to survive without any permanent injuries. The article doesn’t say what the speed limit in Fairport was at that time. I would imagine it was probably only …

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Old News – Suffrage Debate

The Chautauqua Institution has been providing talks on religious and political subjects since 1874. They are also a venue for music and theater. During the summer season which this year runs from June 27 – Aug. 30, the community is closed to auto traffic and you park in a lot across Route 394. You can …

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Old News – Baptist Home

The Fairport Baptist Home referred to in this 100 year article is still go strong. It started as a nursing home for elderly people that need assistance and lived on the east side of Monroe County. Today, they also do rehabilitation for people after a hospital stay and also do home visits so the elderly …

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