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William J. Deats and Beverly E. Drain of Canadice NY

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The wedding of Beverly Drain and William Deats of Canadice NY in 1953.

Left to right: Bill Drain, Bill Deats, Bev Deats, Don Deats and Larry Briggs.

Photo courtesy of Robert and Andrea Deats.



Beverly E. Drain circa 1940. Beverly was Town Clerk of Canadice NY for thirty years until 1993. Beverly married William J. Deats in 1953. Photo courtesy of Robert and Andrea Deats.

The Family of William J. Deats and Beverly E. Drain Deats




birth place

death place

William J. Deats


30 November 1924 - 26 November 1994

West Almond NY

Canadice NY

Beverly E. Drain Deats


30 September 1929 - 2 March 2012

Canandaigua NY

Canadice NY



7 November 1953



Joseph W. Deats


6 June 1955 - 2017

Unknown place

Unknown place

John K. Deats


3 June 1957 -

Unknown place


Lisa Deats


15 September 1962 -

Unknown place


Robert C. Deats


14 June 1964 -

Unknown place






The Parents of William J. Deats

Joseph Deats and Margaret Rice Deats

The Parents of Beverly E. Drain Deats

Carl Drain and Mildred Coykendall Drain


Deats Family Tree


Rice Family Tree

Drain Family Tree

Coykendall Family Tree

Marriage of William Deats and Beverly Drain

From the Livingston County Leader, 12 November 1953

Lakeville Community Church was the setting Saturday, Nov. 7, for the marriage of Miss Beverly Elizabeth Drain, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Drain of Livonia, and William J. Deats, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Deats of Canadice.

The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Vincent J. Wayland, pastor of the Lakeville Church, before an altar which was decorated with white chrysanthemums, white snapdragons,palms and seven branch candleabra. Given in marriage by her father the bride wore a gown of white lace and marquisette entrain. Her fingertip veil of illusion was held by a halo of seed pearls, and she carried white carnations.

Mrs. George DeBarbari of Wellsville was matron of honor, and the bridesmaids were Mrs. Francis Webster of Tonowanda, Mrs. William VanDerMeid of Livonia, sister of the bride. They all wore white net formals with old blue velvet boleros, and carried bronze and yellow chrysantemums. Miss Beth Ann Coykendall, cousin of the bride, was the flower girl. She wore a dress of blue net, and carried a basket of yellow pompoms.

Ronald Deats of Hemlock, was best man for his brother, and Richard Drain, brother of the bride and Larry Briggs were the ushers.

Rev. Robert Lester of Tonawanda, accompanied by Miss Mable Pease at the organ sang, “Because” and the “Lord’s Prayer.”

Following the ceremony a reception for 200 guests was held in the Community House. After a Southern honeymoon the young couple will make their home at 2757 East Lake road.

The bride is a graduate of the Livonia Central School and Alfred University. The bridegroom attended Hemlock School, and served eight years with the armed forces.

Prenuptial events included a variety shower by Mrs. Joyce Wingate and Mrs. Edward Schroeder of Livonia; bathroom shower by Mrs. Hugh Drain of Hemlock; personal shower by Miss Ruth Hendershott; dinner and shower by the office force at Kodak Park, where the bride is employed.

The Obituary of William J. Deats

30 November 1924 - 26 November 1994

No obituary found.

The Obituary of Beverly E. Drain Deats

30 September 1929 - 2 March 2012

From the Dougherty Funeral Home

Canadice — Beverly D. Deats died March 2, 2012 at age 82 years. She is predeceased by her husband, William Deats.

She is survived by her children, Joseph (Margaret) Deats of Bristol, John (Christina) Deats of Brockport, Lisa (Roger) Merlau of Wayland, and Robert (Andrea) Deats of Canadice; six grandchildren, Zachary (Brandi), Sarah, Robert, Benjamin, Anna, and Taylor; one great-granddaughter, Rebekah; brothers, William (Delores) Drain of Geneseo and Richard (Eleanor) Drain of Bath; special nephews, Craig (Darlene) Deats and Carl Copeland both of Honeoye; nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Friday, March 9, 2012 from 4-7 p.m. at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Homes Inc., Route 15 and 20A, 21 Big Tree Street, Livonia, N.Y. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Canadice United Methodist Church. Private burial Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ontario Yates Hospice, 756 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva, NY 14456.

To send a condolence and for further information please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

The Burial of William J. Deats

Lakeview Cemetery in Honeoye NY

The Burial of Beverly E. Drain Deats

Lakeview Cemetery in Honeoye NY

Newspaper articles from FultonHistory.com