Alfred John Bristow

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Alfred John Bristow

Death 19 Mar 1951 (aged 76)
Lyons, Wayne County, New York, USA
Burial Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 146961191 · View Source
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WWI draft registration lists born in England, lists his wife as Ermennia Antoinette Bristow. 153 Bristol St., Canandaigua.

Geneva Daily Times, Wed., July 25, 1951:

Missing Man's Body Found In Canal
Canandaigua, July 25—Body of Alfred J. Bristow, missing from his home here since Mar. 19, was found in the barge canal in Lyons last night. Louis Trombino of Lyons, operator of Lock 27, found the decomposed body wedged against a lock gate.
Mr. Bristow, 76, had been custodian of the county courthouse in Canandaigua.
Finding of his body wrote the last chapter to a "missing" story that went back to Mar. 20 when Mrs. Bristow told police her husband was gone.
First clues were a cane and a piece of rope found on the Guanarga creek bridge 3 1/2 miles north of Newark. Mrs. Bristow identified the cane as her husband's. The piece of rope aided yesterday in identification of the body. Police said it matched another piece found tied around Mr. Bristow's neck.
All during March and into April, police conducted dragging operations in the creek, believing Mr. Bristow's body would be found there.
Assisting in yesterday's investigation were Wayne county Sheriff John Lawrence of Lyons, Deputy Sheriff Earl Keckison, Deputy C. P. Denagle of Newark, John Wolvin, the sheriff's special deputy for crime work, and Sergeant A. Kappesser, State police.

Last Rites Set for Canandaiguan
Canandaigua, July 25--Funeral of Alfred J. Bristow, 76, will be held at 2 pm tomorrow in West Ave. Cemetery.
Rev. David W. Ayers, pastor of the Federated church will officiate.
He was a member of the local Odd Fellows and of the Order of the Woodmen of the World. He had been custodian of the county courthouse in Canandaigua for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Minnie, Canandaigua; two sons, Charles Everett and Floyd Elliott, Elmira; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Winneski, Elmira; ten grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alfred John Bristow (3 Jan 1875–19 Mar 1951), Find a Grave Memorial no. 146961191, citing West Avenue Cemetery, Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Cheri Branca (contributor 47128185) .