Buffalo County Herald Newspaper

- 1876 -


Issue Date


October 5

MARRIED. Christian-Gifford. At the residence of the bride's father, near Mondovi, October 4th, 1876, Albertus L. Christian, of Cedar Falls, Wis., to Miss Julia Etta Gitford, of Mondovi.

November 9

MARRIED. Gifford-Lewis. At the M.E. Parsonage, November 4th, 1876, by C.C. Swartz, Mr. John S. Gifford, to Miss Edith E. Lewis, all of Naples, Wis.

December 7

DIED. LeGore. In Canandaigua, N.Y., after a short illness, Isaac LeGore, aged 85 years. The deceased was father of Mr. John LeGore of this place.

December 15

Isaac LeGore, whose death we chronicled last week, was born in Montreal, Canada; at the age of 5 years he removed to Detroit, Michigan, with his parents, and passed some 23 years of his long life, where he learned the trade of cooper; he was there during the exciting times of the war of 1812. He was a soldier with our army at the time of Hull's surrender, and hid his gun under his own log shop and resolutely refused to take the oath of allegiance, or countenance the affair in any way. He was a prisoner of war to Fort George in Canada where he remained until exchanged. He removed to Canadaigua in 1813, and in it's early days engaged in his trade, assisting much in the building up of our village. He built the old windmill that stood so long at the foot of the lake and he was conspicuous in many of the enterprises of that early day. About 1840 he removed to Naples, settling upon the farm now owned by Edwin Wisewell, and afterwards passed a few years where his son Isaac now lives. After a residence there of about twenty years, he removed to Canandaigua, which always seemed to be his home more than any other locality, and here passed pleasantly the remainder of his days. His loving companion of so many years died about two years ago. Last Tuesday week at about 5 o'clock in the evening ate his usual meal, apparently as well as usual, and at 7 1/2 o'clock was no more. He was 85 years old. He was an exemplary man in every respect, prudent, industrious and reliable as a business man, kind, and indulgent as a father, husband and neighbor. He had a very large circle of friends and relatives who mourn his loss. His children are all middle aged people, and heads of families - and as far as possible were present at the final services - Isaac, Mrs. Farley, and William. Appropriate services by Rev. Bayley of the Congregation Church, were held from his fate residence on main street, and his remains were interred in the new Cemetery by the side of those of his wife.

December 29

MARRIED. Alonze Davis and Elisa C. Bradshaw were married by Elder Swartz, last Sunday evening.