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George Thomas Standish
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Birth: Jan. 1, 1876
Death: Jun. 21, 1923

George was born at the 'Woodville Hotel' owned by his parents.

George T followed in the footsteps of his cousins by working on the steam boats that plyed Canandaigua Lake. In 1900, he listed his occupation as a 'Pilot on Steamboat.' At that time, he lived with his brother Frank and his family.
He later owned a home in Bristol Springs, now a daycare center (2009), next door to the Lincoln Garage near the intersection of CR #12 & Rt. 64. At that time, there was a road next to house going up the hill and was known as the 'Old Tile Road.'

The 1900 census showed that he was born in December 1874, though his tombstone shows birth year of 1876.

The Jr. is shown in the 1914 Farm Directory for Ontario County.

"Several lakeside residents crossed the lake on foot to visit friends while teams pulling loads of lumber went back and forth on the ice as did at least one horse and buggy. Frank and George Standish drove to Canandaigua and back the same day. " source: Naples Record, February 1904 (

"Summer could also mean long days of hard work in the sun. B. F. Hill picked 800 quarts of berries from less than one and a half acres of ground. Julia Shine, aged 10, picked 1216 pounds while Mrs. James Murphy, in addition to taking care of two boarders and her family of five, picked 1565 pounds in G. T. Standish's fields." source: Naples Record, August 1904

An announcement in the 3/22/1915 "Geneva Times" regarding the Surrogate Court proceedings is interesting. It stated: "Love M. Standish of South Bristol, who died on December 15th, cut off two of his(sic) sons with a dollar each and left the remainder of his $2000 estate to a third son, George T. Standish of South Bristol, who is also named as executor. Robert C. and F. R. Standish of South Bristol are the other sons.

"Little Georgie Standish, son of W. R
Standish, and only 7 years old, has proved
himself a hero in time of danger. He
and little Arthur Manahan were out on
the lake in a skiff, in deep water, when
Arthur somehow fell out and sank.
George cooly laid down the oars, and
watching his opportunity seized the helpless
one when he came to the surface,
and held him safely, till by his calling,
his father came to the rescue. He said
as his father came along side, "I am
glad you came, I was afraid Arthur
would drown." All honor to the brave little fellow" Naples Record, 7/17/1881.

Family links: 
  William Russell Standish (1835 - 1899)
  Love Mary Holcomb Standish (1833 - 1914)
  Elizabeth N. McClurg Standish (1886 - 1974)
  Isabel Standish Brand (1914 - 1990)*
  Mary Standish Gleason (1917 - 1980)*
  George T. Standish (1919 - 2000)*
  Isadora Standish (1856 - 1859)*
  Clara A. Standish (1858 - 1893)*
  Robert Cook Standish (1866 - 1923)*
  George Thomas Standish (1876 - 1923)
*Calculated relationship
Rose Ridge Cemetery
Ontario County
New York, USA
Created by: Gary Fritz
Record added: Jul 22, 2011
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George Thomas Standish
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