Old News – Church Fire

The original East Penfield Baptist Church was of brick. After the fire described in this 1916 newspaper article, they rebuilt but that church was made of wood. The picture is an old photo of the church after 1916. The church still looks the same except that there is a large steeple added at an unknown …

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Old News – Oil in Penfield?

Let me tell you that there wasn’t any oil in struck in this area. There was some oil in the southwest part of NY State but it played out many years ago. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, Feb. 10, 1916 WILL BORE SOON. Preparations Almost Ready to Sink Well for Oil or Gas. Within the …

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Old News – Penfield

THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Fairport, NY Thursday, April 30, 1914 PENFIELD PERSONALS AND NEWS ITEMS OF INTEREST This week Saturday evening, May the 2nd, will occur the regular meeting of the Penfield Grange. The evening will be in charge of Mrs. C. B. Rogers, Rev. James Moss will give an address on “Our Obligations.” On …

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Old Cemetery in Penfield

I recently found out about an old cemetery in Penfield that I hadn’t known existed. I am transcribing an old newspaper column from 1911 and found this reference to the cemetery.: “The first school house and pioneer burying ground was situated on the southwest corner of the village, and in 1809 when the then “new …

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