141. Evlyn Onolee WICKS
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.
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
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
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
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:
Dean Edward WAY.
Diane Elizabeth WAY.
Robert Gordon WAY.