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Lemon Mastin and Clara Caskey of Springwater NY



Lemon Mastin, oldest son Elwin and wife Clara Caskey Mastin of Springwater NY in 1908. They were on a visit to Honeoye NY. In the background is the Alger hardware store. Click any image to enlarge.

This photo is courtesy of Lester Mastin.



Lemon Mastin and Clara Caskey at the Hemlock Fair in 1903.



Elwin (child) and Lemon Mastin at the Hemlock Fair in 1906.



Clara Caskey Mastin and Lemon Mastin in 1955.

The Family of Lemon Mastin and Clara Caskey Mastin

birth place

death place

Lemon Mastin


28 September 1880 - 2 November 1962

Springwater NY

Honeoye NY

Clara Caskey


10 March 1887 - 12 July 1974




10 January 1904

Elwin Mastin


18 September 1904 - 14 February 1988

Canadice NY


Baby Mastin


21 May 1906 - 30 May 1906

Canadice NY

Canadice NY

Otto Mastin


21 July 1910 - 2007

Canadice NY

Avon NY

Earl Mastin


31 March 1912 - 26 January 2011

Canadice NY

Canadice NY

Cora Onolee Mastin


13 May 1914 - 29 April 2006

Canadice NY

Livonia NY

Harold Mastin


8 July 1916 - 28 October 2003

Canadice NY

Richmond NY

Irene Belle Mastin


17 August 1924 - 19 August 2012

Canadice NY

Honeoye NY

Ivan Jay Mastin


4 December 1926 - unknown

Canadice NY


The Parents of Lemon Mastin

John P. Mastin and Caroline Jeffers Mastin

The Parents of Clara Caskey

John Caskey and Cora E. Wright Caskey

The Lemon Mastins to Celebrate Golden Wedding on January 20th

The Lima Recorder, 14 January 1954

Next Wednesday, January 20, will be an important milestone in the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Lemon Mastin of Honeoye, for on that date open house will be held at their home in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary. The hours are 3 to 5 in the afternoon and 7 to 9 in the evening.

Lemon Mastin and Clara Caskey were married on Wednesday, January 20, 1904, at 12 o’clock, the Rev. John Barnett, pastor of the Canadice and Springwater Methodist Churches, officiating. The ceremony took place at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Caskey, at Canadice Corners in the presence of about 50 guests. Lena Wright, who is now Mrs. Jay Becker, a cousin of the bride, and Willard Caskey, brother of the bride, were the only attendants. Following the ceremony a luncheon was served by the bride’s mother and sister, Mrs. Fred Kingsley, who was married about four years before in the same house and now resides in Honeoye.

After receiving congratulations and looking at their gifts, Mr. and Mrs. Mastin were driven by the groom’s brother, Sam, with horse and cutter over many snow drifts, to the Lehigh station at Hemlock. From there they went by train to Rochester to the home of Mrs. William Welch, the groom’s sister. This was the first trip to Rochester for either one of them.

Mr. Mastin says the part of the event he remembers most is that they tipped over in the snow bank coming off Canadice Hill, and that as a result his patent leather shoes cracked.

Mr. and Mrs. Mastin lived on Canadice Hill for a few years, then bought the Gabriel Coykendall farm where they lived until about nine years ago. Then they bought the Othello short place in Honeoye, where they now reside.

Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Mastin. The oldest son, Elwin, and wife Emeline will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on February 23, 1954. Five of the children graduated from Honeoye High School, three from treachers training class at Canandaigua, following which they taught in the local district schools. Two sons graduated from the Geneseo Normal. One son served in the Navy for two years, and one in the Army for four and a half.

Mr. and Mrs. Mastin have 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


The Livonia Gazette, 28 January 1954

Mr. and Mrs. Lemon Mastin of Honeoye received best wishes and congratulations from over 200 old friends and neighbors at their home in Honeoye, Wednesday afternoon and evening, January 20, on the occasion of their golden wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Mastin were married at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Caskey of Canadice on January 20, 1904.

At last week’s reception, a three-tiered wedding cake, made and decorated by Mrs. Levan Ashley, was served to all guests, with Mrs. Philip Rowley, Mrs. Joyce Buck, Mrs. Edwin Mastin, Mrs. Earl Mastin and Mrs. Ivan Mastin as hostesses.

Mr. and Mrs. Mastin were presented with a number of gift in remembrance of the occasion.

The Obituary of Lemon Mastin

28 September 1880 - 2 November 1962

Genesee County Express, 22 November 1962

Lemon Mastin, 82, of Honeoye, father of Ivan Mastin of Springwater, was buried Nov. 5 in Canadice Cemetery. A lifelong resident of the Canadice and Honeoye communities, Mr. Mastin died in Thompson Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, Friday (Nov. 2, 1962).

Surviving are his wife, the former Clara Caskey; two daughters, Mrs. Irene Howley of Honeoye and Mrs. Onolee Jenks of Livonia; four other sons, Earl of Canadice, Elwyn and Harold of Honeoye, and Otto of Avon; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Bailey of Canaseraga; 22 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held in the Canadice Methodist Church with the Rev. Howard B. Warriner Jr. officiating.

Lemon Mastin was buried in the Canadice Corners cemetery.

The Obituary of Clara Caskey Mastin

10 March 1887 - 12 July 1974

Clara Caskey Mastin was buried in the Canadice Corners cemetery.

The Burial of Lemon Mastin

The Canadice Corners Cemetery

The Burial of Clara Caskey Mastin

The Canadice Corners Cemetery