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141. Evlyn Onolee WICKS (8) Photo was born on 27 Mar 1915 in Batavia, Genesee, NY.(16) Evlyn was born on a Wednesday morning at 16 Ellsworth Ave. , Batavia, NY--her doctor was Dr. H. B. Manchester and nurse , Mrs. Schlick. Evlyn weighed 10 lbs. She was baptized at the Methodist Church. She graduated in 1933 from Batavia High School, Batavia, NY.(48) She attended post graduate courses in 1934. She died on 20 Nov 2003 in Utica, New York. (22)(16) November 20, 2003 Evlyn O. Way, 88, formerly of Manlius, died Thursday at the Masonic Care Community, Utica. A native of Batavia, she resided in Manlius since 1948. She was a former employee of the Brae Loch Inn, Cazenovia. She was a member and past Matron of the Manlius Chapter #493, Order of the Eastern Star. She was predeceased by her husband Gordon M. and sons Dean E. and Robert G. Way. Survivors: a daughter, Diane E. Way; a brother, Robert O. (Jean) Wicks; grandchildren Lori Sederin, Cindy Smith, Tom Kingsley, Christine Jones and Carol Zupko; nieces and nephews Doris Dart, Mary and Don Fox, Dick and Joanna Wicks, Don and Marleen Wicks, Robert Wicks, Jr., Betty Thomas and Susan Wilbert; and several great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Newell-Fay Funeral Home, 403 Pleasant St., Manlius. Burial in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Dewitt. There will be no visitation. Contributions: The Manlius Masonic Lodge, E. Seneca St., Manlius, NY 13104 or the Manlius Ambulance Fund, Stickley Dr., Manlius, NY 13104. NEWELL-FAY Manlius 682-5300
Published in the Syracuse Post Standard on 11/24/2003.
She was buried on 25 Nov 2003 in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Dewitt, NY. (16) She was a member of Manlius Chapter #493 OES( Order of the Eastern Star) since April 27, 1949 and matron in 1954 and recieved a 50 year pin on Nov 10, 1999.

She was married to Gordon Mason WAY (son of George H. WAY and Mary R. [Mae Anita]) on 2 Aug 1935 in Batavia, Genesee, NY.(8) The wedding was held at the Wicks home. The cermony was performed by Rev. David Ayers of Stone Church. The Brides attendant was Eliazbeth Kelsey of East Pembroke, NY Gordon Mason WAY(8) (16) Photo was born on 25 Mar 1910 in Brockport, Orleans, NY.(9) (8) He died on 15 Jul 1987 in Syracuse Hospital, Syracuse, Onondaga, NY.(8) (8) He died at Community General Hospital. He graduated from Brockport Normal School, Brockport, Orleans, NY. (8) He graduated from Standard Watchmakers School, New York City, NY.(8) He was buried in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Dewitt, NY.(16) He was a jewler and watchmaker and owner of Way's Jewelers, 5 Jackson St., Batavia, NY for 11 years. He was a member of Batavia Lodge #475 F&AM. He was also a member of Batavia Presbyterian Church. He was also an inventor with seven patents.

Batavia Daily News, Jan. 24, 1941
Way's Modernized Jewelry Store Opens Tomorrow at 108 Main St.
Since March 1935, Gordon M. Way has conducted a jewelry store at No. 6 Jackson St., next to the Genesee Trust Company. He is now ready to serve his many friends and customers at the new modernized store located at No. 108 Main Street, where for 17 years
the late George P. Thomas, conducted a sporting goods business.
When the Jackson street store was leased, only half of the premises were occupied by the jeweler, the remaining part of the room being sub-let. Later, as the business expanded, the complete store was needed for the jewelry trade.
For the most part of the first two years, Mr. Way, specializing in fine watch repairing, did all of the work at the bench, personally. Clock, optical, and jewelry repairing were also done. Whether the job at hand was an inexpensive clock or a very high grade watch, great pains and care were always taken so that the result must be a satisfied customer regardless of the monetary remuneration.
As the volume of repairing grew into more than one could handle, an assistant became necessary. George D. Robinette, a graduate of the Buman Technical Institute, Lancaster, PA, and a certified watchmaker, being certified by the Horological Institute of America , Washington, is now employed. The very fine workmanship done by Mr. Robinette is proven by the continually-increasing amount of railroad watches that he is servicing also by the many satisfied patrons wearing delicate bracelet watches that he has serviced.
The Jackson Street jewelry store now know as Way's Jewelers has rapidly become recognized for its dependable merchandise. Although specializing in fine watches and diamonds, all other kindred lines are carried. The practice of always carrying the best
btainable merchandise in the respective price fields and selling at lowest possible prices has been maintained.
Owing to the increase amount of patronage, an assistant become necessary. Miss Doris Schrader of Batavia, and graduate of the R.B. I., is now employed. Miss Scrader is a very capable clerk and bookkeeper. Her cheerful manner is noted daily by many customers. It is anticipated that her connection with the firm will be enjoyed for many years.
Mr. Way's birthplace was Brockport, being born on March 25, 1910, coming to Batavia with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George H. Way, at the age seven, later returning to Brockport, where he completed school. He graduated from the Watchmakers Institute in New York in April 1930, and since has constantly been affiliated with the jeweler's trade. Gordon Way is quoted as being "a Batavian at heart" He enjoys living here an highly prizes his pleasant everyday associations with people of this area.
Mr. Way is very happy to be established in the fine city of Batavia, has no ideas towards every opening a store or stores in other cities. He pledges that he will endeavor to make his store as honorable as he possibly can. Favors granted him are sincerely appreciated with the earnest hope that his store will always be proudly held in the minds of the people of his locality.
Mr. Way is affiliated with the Batavia junior Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Masonic Lodge F &AM, No. 475, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church. On August 2, 1935 he was married to Evlyn O. Wicks of the West Main St. Road, Batavia. They have a son, Dean Edward, four, and a daughter Diane Elizabeth, two. Their residence is on the South Main Street Road. It is a coincidence that the store now being opened, previously operated by the late Mr. Thomas, was prior to that time a automobile accessory store operated by the late Edward Wicks, father of Mrs. Gordon M. Way, and before that time a harness business was conducted by Oscar D. Hammond, Mrs. Way's grandfather. Evlyn Onolee WICKS and Gordon Mason WAY had the following children:

child+221 i. Dean Edward WAY.
child+222 ii. Diane Elizabeth WAY.
child+223 iii. Robert Gordon WAY.