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John Drake I of Windsor, Connecticut

John Drake II - Gen 2

Enoch Drake - Gen 3

Nathanial Drake - Gen 4

Josiah Drake I - Gen 5

Josiah Drake II - Gen 6

Josiah Drake III - Gen 7

Ziba Drake - Gen 8

Silence Woodward - Gen 8

 

Almond/Almon Drake (1807 - ?)

  

Drake Generation 9 in America

 

Gay #882 *

 

1.  Parents: Ziba and Silence (Woodward) Drake of Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York

 

2.  Birth: About 1807 in Ashfield Township, Franklin County, Massachusetts (also seen: b. CT).

 

3.  Death: Probably in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York, where he resided with his 2nd wife.  No record of death has been found.  Though there is no grave stone, the Felts Mills Cemetery Association (custodian of the Felts Mills Cemetery) records an Almond Drake in plot # 131 (old number: 39) of the Felts Mills Cemetery, which is located at the corner of Cemetery Road and Route 3, Felts Mills, Jefferson County, New York.  This grave is located very close to several of his relatives, including his father, Ziba Drake (8).  Earlier in life Almond and his family resided near the Felts Mills Cemetery.

 

4.  Biographical Notes on Almond Drake:

 

As an infant moved with his parents from Buckland Township, Franklin County, Massachusetts to Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York. (historical perspective)

 

Gay * indicates Almond and Mehitable Drake resided in Brownville Township, Jefferson County, New York for 5 years before moving to Rutland Township, where he resided on Road 5 at least as early as 1850.  That and subsequent censuses listed his occupation as "laborer/day laborer."  After marrying his second wife, Esther Hare, Almond moved to Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Their residence was probably just west of Fargo Corners, New York on the north side of what is now Route 3A.

 

It appears Almond Drake was far from prosperous; at age 53 in 1860 his residence was valued at just $50.  The idea that his grave marker, perhaps in the Pierce Cemetery near his home in Wilna, was modest and short-lived is consistent with the memories of Ruth (Drake)(Rowell) Dailey, a granddaughter of George E. Drake, who recalled her parents saying that her great grandfather was very poor and that his grave was not marked.

 

5.  Census Records relating to Almond Drake:

 

1810 US Census: No record found of Almond or his parents in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, or Vermont.

 

1820 US Census: Almond Drake was between 10 and 16 years old and resided with his parents in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1830 US Census: Almond Drake was between 20 and 30 years old and resided with his parents in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1840 US Census: Almon Drake was heading a household in Brownville Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household included 1 male under age 5; 1 male age 30 to 40; 1 female under age 5; and 1 female age 20 to 30.  

 

1850 US Census: Almon Drake, age 43 (b. MA) and employed as a laborer, was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, "Hity" Drake, age 32 (b. NYS); son, Andrew Drake, age 13 (b. NYS); daughter, Malissa Drake, age 8 (b. NYS); daughter, Susan Drake, age 6 (b. NYS); son, William Drake, age 4 (b. NYS); and son, George Drake, age 2 months (b. NYS).

 

1855 NYS Census: Almonde Drake, age 47 (b. CT) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household at Felts Mills, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had resided in Rutland Township for 47 years [born there, but likely resided in nearby Brownville Township for a period of time before about 1841].  The household also included his wife, Hettie Drake, age 37 (b. Oneida Co., NY), who had resided in Rutland Township for 14 years; daughter, Melissa Drake, age 13 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), who had resided in Rutland Township for 13 years; daughter, Susan Drake, age 11 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), who had resided in Rutland Township for 11 yrs; son, Martin Drake, age 2 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), who had resided in Rutland Township for 2 years); and son, Andrew Drake, age 18 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a wagon maker, who had resided in Rutland Township for 14 years.  Of interest, the household headed by Benjamin Crosset, age 63 (b. Saratoga Co., NY), which included his daughter, Mary Crosset, age 15 (b. Herkimer Co., NY) was enumerated next door; Andrew Drake later married Mary Crossett.

 

1860 US Census: Almond Drake, age 53 (b. MA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  No real estate value; his personal property was valued at $50.  The household also included his wife, Hitty Drake, age 43 (b. NYS); son, Martin Drake, age 7 (b. NYS); son, Edwin Drake, age 4 (b. NYS); daughter, Melissa J. Drake, age 19 (b. NYS) and employed serving; and daughter, Susan M. Drake, age 16 (b. NYS) and employed serving.  Of interest, the household headed by Almond's brother, Austin Drake, age 43 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was enumerated next door.  That household also included Almond's mother, Silence Drake, age 73 (b. MA).  Also of interest, the household headed by Almond's son, Andrew Z. Drake, age 23 (b. NYS) and employed as a carriage maker, was enumerated on the same census page.

 

1865 NYS Census: No record found anywhere in New York.

 

1870 US Census: (enumerated 22 Jul 1870) Almon Drake, age 63 (b. NYS) and employed as a day laborer, was heading a household in Rutland Township (Rutland Post Office), Jefferson County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $100.  The household also included his daughter, Melissa Drake, age 29 (b. NYS); son, Edgar Drake, age 14 (b. NYS); son, Martin Drake, age 18 (b. NYS); and daughter, Hattie Drake, age 8 (b. NYS).  Of interest, the household headed by Almond's brother-in-law, William Roberts, was enumerated next door on the same census page.

 

Note: "Daughter," Hattie (b. 11 Apr 1862), was actually the out-of-wedlock child of Almond's daughter, Malissa J. Drake.

 

1875 NYS Census: Almond Drake, age 66 (b. CT) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Ester Drake, age 45 (b. VT), who owned the property on which they resided; Mary A. Drake, age 11 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) [who Esther had adopted before her marriage to Almond, and who Almond apparently adopted after their marriage]; and their son, Charles H. Drake, age 10 months (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1880 US Census: Almond Drake, age 72 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Esther P. Drake, age 50 (b. VT, parents b. England); son, Charles H. Drake, age 5 (b. NYS) and in school; son, Francis E. Drake, age 1 (b. NYS).

  

6.  Wife #1: Mehitable Gamble (more info)

             "Hattie" "Hittie" "Hettie"

 

a. Birth: About 1817/18 in Oneida County, New York.  Resided in Brownville Township, Jefferson County, New York before about 1941, when she moved with Almon and her family to nearby Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

b. Death: March 1870, age 53 from complications of heart disease, likely in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  No gravestone located.

 

c. Marriage: Early 1835 (or before), probably in Brownville Township, Jefferson County, New York, where Mehitable's parents resided at the time and where Almond and Mehitable resided for several years before moving, about 1841, to nearby Rutland Township, New York.

 

d. Census records relating to Mehitable (Gamble) Drake:

 

1800 US Census: There were only 7 Gamble households in New York State at the time of the 1800 US Census, none of which were in Oneida County.  At that time Oneida County included the area of present day Jefferson County.  Those early Gamble heads of household were: Benjamin (New York Co.); Hugh (Duchess Co. (near New York City)); James (Saratoga Co.); James (Washington Co. (bordering VT)); John (Montgomery Co.); Samuel (Washington Co.); and William (Columbia Co. (bordering MA)).

 

1810 US Census: There were 3 Gamble households in New York State, including William in Schoharie County (west of Albany, below the Mohawk River).  That household included 1 male under age 10; 2 males between 16 and 26 years old; 1 male over age 45; 1 female under age 10; and 1 female between 10 and 16 years old.

 

1820 US Census: There were 18 Gamble households in New York State, none of which were in current Jefferson County.  One of the 18 was William Gamble of Summit Township in Schoharie County.

 

1830 US Census: There were 15 Gamble households in New York State (no William Gamble), none of which were in current Jefferson County.

 

1840 US Census: There was a household headed by William Gamble in Brownville Township, Jefferson County, New York which included 1 male age 40 to 50 years old, 1 male age 20 to 30, and 1 male age 15 to 20.  The household also included 1 female age 40 to 50 and 1 female age 20 to 30 years old, perhaps Mehitable.

 

1850 US Census: (enumerated 8 Aug 1850) "Hity" Drake, age 32 (b. NYS) resided with Almon and their children in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York (see above).

 

Of interest, William Gamble (perhaps Hity's father), age 59 (b. NYS) and employed as a laborer, was heading a household about 18 census-taker stops from that of Almon and Mehitable (Gamble) Drake in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  No record of William owning real estate.  William's household also included his wife, Catharine Gamble, age 58 (b. NYS); William L. Gamble, age 33 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, whose real estate was valued at $150; Catharine C. Gamble, age 21; and William H. Gamble, age 6 months (b. NYS).  Also of interest, the households headed by Almon's father, Ziba Drake, and brother-in-law, William Roberts, were enumerated on the same census page as William Gamble.

 

1855 NYS Census: William Gamble, age 63 (b. VT), was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Catharine Gamble, age 62 (b. Dutchess Co., NY).  Both had resided in Rutland Township for 13 years [arrived abt 1842].

 

1860 US Census: "Hitty" Drake, age 43, resided with Almond and their children in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1865 NYS Census: No record found.

 

1870 US Census: Mehitable Drake died in March 1870; the census was taken in July 1870, so not in Almon's household.

 

e. Children of Almond and Mehitable (Gamble) Drake:

 

(1. Andrew Ziba Drake (photos) (more info) (Gay #1124)

 

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Born 4 December 1836 in Brownville Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died Felts Mills, Rutland Township, Jefferson County on 7 January 1911; interred in the Felts Mills, New York Cemetery, lot 219 beside his granddaughter, Helen M. Drake (b. 1891, d. 1912).  About 1841 moved with his parents from Brownsville Township, New York to nearby Rutland Township, New York.  At age 15, in 1851, was employed at Felts Mills as a carriage and wagon maker.

 

Veteran of the US Civil War; enlisted for 3 years in the grade of Private in Company A, 2nd Battalion, Black River Artillery (later redesignated Co. A., 10th N.Y. Heavy Artillery) on 15/17 August 1862 in Rutland Township, New York; discharged on 23/27 June 1865 at Petersburg, Virginia; pension dated 23 February 1907.  In 1867 moved to Clayton to manufacture wagons and carriages.  In May 1869 moved back to Felts Mills to open his own wagon and carriage production facility on the banks of Deerlick Creek in the Village of Felts Mills, with residence within close walking distance at 2431 Boot Jack Hill Road.  At some subsequent point expanded the business to include construction and sale of furniture.  Later, with his son, George Albert Drake, founded "A.Z. Drake & Son," the Felts Mills General Store and, eventually, Felts Mills Post Office. 

 

1850 US Census: Andrew Drake, age 13 (b. NYS) and in school, resided with his parents in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1855 NYS Census: Andrew Drake, age 18 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a wagon maker, had resided with his parents in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York for 14 years.  Of interest, the household headed by Benjamin Crosset, age 63 (b. Saratoga Co., NY), which included Andrew's eventual wife, Mary Crosset, age 15 (b. Herkimer Co., NY), was enumerated next door.

 

1860 US Census: Andrew Z. Drake, age 23 (b. NYS) and employed as a carriage maker, was heading a household in Rutland Township (Felts Mills Post Office), Jefferson County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $1,400, and his personal property was valued at $150.  The household also included his wife, Mary Drake, age 20 (b. NYS); and brother-in-law, George Crosset, age 14.

  

1865 NYS Census: Andrew Z. Drake, age 28 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), married once, had an unspecified relationship with the US Army, and employed as a carriage maker, was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His residence was valued at $500.  The household also included his wife, Mary Drake, age 25 (b. Herkimer Co., NY), married once, and mother of 2; daughter, Mary V. Drake, age 3 years and 9 months (b. Jefferson Co., NY); daughter, Effie E. Drake, age 2 years and 8 months (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and brother-in-law, Albert Crossett, age 18, never married, had an unspecified relationship with the US Army, and employed as a farmer.

 

1870 US Census: Andrew Drake, age 33 (b. NYS) and employed as a carriage maker, was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $1,000, and his personal property was valued at $500.  The household also included his wife, Mary Drake, age 29 (b. NYS); daughter, Mary V. Drake, age 8 (b. NYS) and in school; daughter, Effa E. Drake, age 7 (b. NYS); daughter, Carrie Drake, age 3 (b. NYS); son, George A. Drake, age 1 (b. NYS); and sister-in-law, Jane Crossett, age 27 (b. NYS) and employed as a domestic servant, whose personal property was valued at $300.

  

1875 NYS Census: Andrew Z. Drake, age 38 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a carriage maker, was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mary Drake, age 35 (b. Herkimer Co., NY); daughter, Mary V. Drake, age 13 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); daughter, Ellen Drake, age 11 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); daughter, Carrie Drake, age 8 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and son, George A. Drake, age 5 (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1880 US Census: A. Z. Drake, age 43 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a cabinet maker, was heading a household in the Village of Felts Mills, Rutland County, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mary Drake, age 40 (b. NYS); daughter Viola Drake, age 18 (b. NYS) and employed as a dress maker; daughter, Allie/Alice Drake, age 17 (b. NYS) and employed as a milliner (women's hats); daughter, Carrie Drake, age 13 (b. NYS) and in school; son, George Drake, age 10 (b. NYS) and in school.  Of interest, the household headed by Charles J. Drake, son of Josiah and grandson of Ziba, was enumerated next door.

  

1900 US Census: Andrew J.? Drake, age 63 (b. Dec 1836 in NYS; parents b. NYS), single, and employed as a Grocery Merchant, resided in the household headed by his son, George A. Drake, in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York (see below).

 

1905 NYS Census: Andrew Z. Drake, age 68, was a boarder in the household headed by his son, George Drake, age 36, in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York. (page 2; residence 29).

 

1910 US Census: Andrew Drake, age 73 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), widowed, and employed "with son," resided in the household headed by his son, George A. Drake, age 40, in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  (see below)

  

Andrew Z. Drake married Mary Crossett (photos) (more info) (b. abt 8 Apr 1840, d. 24 Dec 1888, age 48 yrs, 8 mo., 16/13 days), daughter of Benjamin (d. 1 Jun 1861, age 70, interred Old Evans Mills cemetery) and Elizabeth (?) Crossett of Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York, his next door neighbor in the Village of Felts Mills, Jefferson County, New York, on 7 March 1858.  Andrew and Mary (Crossett) Drake had the following children:

 

(a. Mary Viola Drake "M. Viola": (more info) (Gay #1244) Born approximately 1862 at Felts Mills, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 6 February 1886, age 24 years, 4 months, 21 days; interred Felts Mills Cemetery.

 

1865 NYS Census: Sophronia Pasino, age 40 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and married, with no record of employment, was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  She had had 4 children, and her residence was valued at $500.  The household also included her sister, Roxy Aldrich, age 57 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and single, with no record of employment; daughter, Mary Crain, age 16 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and married, with no record of employment; son-in-law, George Crain, age 23 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), married, and employed as a blacksmith for the Army; son, Wm F. Pasino, age 14 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); son, F. E. Pasino, age 11 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and son, C. A. Pasino, age 8 (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1870 US Census: Sophronica Pasino, age 45 (b. NYS) was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Her real estate was valued at $450 and her personal property was valued at $500.  The household also included her son, Arthur Pasino, age 13 (b. NYS).

 

1875 NYS Census: Sophrona Pasino, age 50 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and widowed, was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included her son, William F. Pasino, age 23 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), single, and employed on the railroad; and son, Arthur C. Pasino, age 18 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and single.

 

1880 US Census: "Viola" Drake, age 18 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a dress maker, resided with her parents in the Village of Felts Mills, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1892 NYS Census: Cyrus A. Pasino, age 36 (b. USA) and employed as a cabinet maker, resided in Lowville Township, Lewis County, New York.

 

1900 & 1910 US Census: No clear record found for Arthur Pasino.

 

Mary Drake married Cyrus Arther Pasino (b. abt 1857 in NYS) of Carthage, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, son of Nelson Francis (b. 8 Apr 1821, d. 13 Sep 1897; interred Friendship Cem., Columbus, Lowndes Co., MS) and Sophronia F. (Aldrich) Pasino (b. 20 Apr 1824 in Rutland Twp, Jefferson Co., NY (dau of Leonard and Achsah (Temblin) Aldrich), d. there 31 Aug 1882; interred Felts Mills Cem., Felts Mills, Rutland Twp, Jefferson Co., NY), on 2 September 1885 at Copenhagen, Lewis County, New York; Mary (Drake) Pasino died about 6 months later; apparently no children.

 

(b. Helen "Nellie" E. Drake: (Gay #1245) (photos) (more info) Born October 1862 in Jefferson County, New York.  Died 1932; interred beside her husband and his parents in the Felts Mills Cemetery on Route 3 outside the Village of Felts Mills, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1870 US Census: Effa E. Drake, age 7 (b. NYS), resided with her parents in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1875 NYS Census: Ellen Drake, age 11 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), resided with her parents in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1880 US Census: Allie/Alice Drake, age 17 (b. NYS) and employed as a milliner (women's hats), resided with her parents in the Village of Felts Mills, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1880 US Census: George E. Orvis, age 11 (b. NYS) resided with his parents in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1900 US Census: George E. Orvis, age 31 (b. Jan 1869 in NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Nellie E. Orvis, age 37 (b. Oct 1862 in NYS).  Married 8 years; no children.

 

1905 NYS Census: George Orvis, age 36, was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Nellie Orvis, age 41.

 

1910 US Census: George E. Orvis, age 41 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a dairy farmer, was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.   The household also included his wife of 18 years, Nellie E. Orvis, age 47 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who had been married once and had had no children.  Of interest, the household headed by Albert Crossett was enumerated close by.

 

1915 NYS Census: George Orvis, age 46, was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Nellie Orvis, age 52.

 

1920 US Census: George Orvis, age 50 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Chars? Road in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Nellie Orvis, age 57 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS).

 

1925 NYS Census: George Orvis, age 56, was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Nellie Orvis, age 63.

 

1930 US Census: George E. Orvis, age 61 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a dairy farmer, was heading a household on Champion Road in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He married 1st at age 23.  The household also included his wife, Nell E. Orvis, age 67 (b. NYS, parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 29.

 

1940 US Census: George E. Orvis, age 71 (b. NYS), widowed, and employed as a farm manager, was heading a single-person household on the Rutland Hollow Road, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 8th grade, and his residence was valued at $5,000.  He resided in the same township on 1 April 1935.

 

Nellie Drake married George Edward Orvis (more info) (b. 15 Jan 1869, d. 1945), son of Chester (b. 11 Sep 1823, d. 19 Mar 1896) and Esther A. (Ware) Orvis (b. 30 Jul 1831, d. 12 Apr 1896) of Felts Mills, on 24 February 1892 at her parents' residence in Felts Mills, with Reverend Tuote officiating.  George was employed as a dairy farmer in Rutland and Champion Townships (near Felts Mills), Jefferson County, New York.  No children. 

   

(c. Carrie L. Drake: (Gay #1246) (more info) Born December 1866 at Felts Mills, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Perhaps the Carrie D. Howland, age 91, who died 24 April 1958 at Camillus, Onondaga County, New York.

 

1875 NYS Census: Amos G. Howland, age 12 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), resided with his parents in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1880 US Census: Carrie Drake, age 13 (b. NYS) and in school, resided with her parents in the Village of Felts Mills, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1880 US Census: Amos Howland, age 16 (b. NYS), resided with his parents in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1900 US Census: Amos G. Howland, age 36 (b. Sep 1863 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a paper finisher, was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 11 years, Carrie D. Howland, age 33 (b. Dec 1866 in NYS; parents b. NYS), who had had 4 children, all still alive; son, Walter J. Howland, age 10 (b. Apr 1890 in NYS); daughter, Mary V. Howland, age 8 (b. Oct 1891 in NYS); son, Bruce J. Howland, age 7 (b. Dec 1892); and daughter, Marion L. Howland, age 5 months (b. Dec 1899 in NYS).

 

1905 NYS Census: Amos G. Howland, age 41, was heading a household on River Road (now Rt 3) in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York (close to Deferiet, which is in Wilna Twp).  The household also included his wife, Carrie L. [looks a lot like an "S"] Howland, age 38; son, Walter J. Howland, age 15; daughter, Viola Howland, age 13; son, Bruce J. Howland, age 12; and daughter, Marion L. [looks a lot like an "S"] Howland, age 5.

 

1910 US Census: Amos G. Howland, age 46 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as foreman in a paper mill, was heading a household in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife, Carrie Howland, age 43 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who had been married once and had had 4 children, all still alive; son, Walter J. Howland, age 19 (b. NYS), single, and not employed; son, Bruce Howland, age 17 (b. NYS), single, and not employed; and daughter, Marion Howland, age 10 (b. NYS).

 

1911: Amos's daughter, Viola (and perhaps Amos and the rest of his family), resided at Warners, Onondaga County, New York.

 

1914: Amos, employed as a salesman, resided with his wife, Carrie L. (Drake) Howland, at Warners, Onondaga County, New York.

 

1915 NYS Census: Amos G. Howland, age 51, was heading a household in Van Buren Township, Onondaga County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Carrie L. Howland, age 48; daughter, Viola M. Howland, age 23; and daughter, Marion L. Howland, age 15. (pg 16)

 

1920 US Census: Amos G. Howland, age 56 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as Secretary and Treasurer of a paper mill, was heading a household at 842 Myrtle Avenue in Ward 4 of the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Carrie L. Howland, age 53 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); and daughter, Marion L. Howland, age 20 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), single, and employed as a music teacher.

 

1925 NYS Census: Amos G. Howland, age 61 (b. US), was heading a household in Mexico Township, Oswego County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Carrie L. Howland, age 58 (b. US).

 

1930 US Census: Amos G. Howland, age 66 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and not employed, was heading a household in Mexico Township, Oswego County, New York.  He married 1st at age 25.  The household also included his wife, Carrie L. Howland, age 63 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and not employed, who married 1st at age 22.

 

1940 US Census: Carie L. Howland, age 73 (b. NYS) resided in the household headed by her son, Walter J. Howland, age 50, in Shippensburg Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

 

Carrie Drake married Amos G. Howland (more info) (b. Sep 1863 at Felts Mills, Rutland Twp, Jefferson Co., NY, d. ) of Felts Mills, son of Hiram T. and Eunice (?) Howland of LeRay Township, New York, who was a farmer of 110 acres and pump maker per Hamilton Child's Business Directory.  Amos was employed as a traveling representative of the Taggart Paper Company of Felts Mills.  Apparently resided at several locations, including: Mexico, New York; Warner, New York; Deferiet, New York; Watertown, New York; Van Buren Township, Onondaga County (near Syracuse), New York.

 

Amos and Carrie (Drake) Howland had the following children:

 

(1) Walter Joseph Howland: Born 20 April 1890 at Felts Mills, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 15 October 1975; interred Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania.  In 1914 was employed as a draftsman.

 

1910 US Census: Walter J. Howland, age 19 (b. NYS), single, and not employed, resided with his parents in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1917 WWI Draft Registration: Walter Joseph Howland, age 27 (b. Felts Mills, NYS) and employed as a mechanical draftsman for Domestic Engine and Pump Company of Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, resided with his wife and 1 child at 18 Richard Avenue in Shippensburg Township, Pennsylvania.  He had been a Private in the National Guard Infantry for about 1 year.

 

1920 US Census: Walter Howland, age 30 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a draftsman for an engine works, was heading a household at 301 North Prince Street in Shippensburg Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Cecelia Howland, age 37 (b. PA; parents b. PA); stepson, Graden Fisher, age 12 (b. PA; parents b. PA); and son, Amos Howland, age 1 year and 11 months (b. PA; parents b. NYS) [should be father b. NYS; mother b. PA].

 

1930 US Census: Walter J. Howland, age 39 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a draftsman for an engine company, was heading a household at 301 North Prince Street in Shippensburg Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.  He married 1st at age 24, and his residence was valued at $7,000.  The household also included his wife, Cecelia H. Howland, age 47 (b. PA; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 21; son, Amos G. Howland, age 12 (b. PA; father b. NYS; mother b. PA); son, Erwin W. Howland, age 9 (b. PA; father b. NYS; mother b. PA); and adopted son, Graydon C. Fisher, age 22 (b. PA; parents b. PA), single, and employed as a laborer doing odd jobs.

 

1940 US Census: Walter J. Howland, age 50 (b. NYS) and employed as Chief Draftsman for a machine shop, was heading a household at 301 N. Prince Street in Shippensburg Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.  He had completed 2 years of college, and his residence was valued at $6,000.  The household also included his wife, Teresa Howland, age 40 (b. PA) and employed as an elementary public school teacher, who had completed 4 years of college and on 1 April 1935 resided in Chambersburg Borough, Franklin County, Pennsylvania; son, Amos G. Howland, age 22 (b. PA) and single, who had completed 3 years of college; son, Erwin W. Howland, age 19 (b. PA) and single, who had completed 2 years of college; and mother, Carie L. Howland, age 73 (b. NY) and widowed, who had completed 6th grade and on 1 April 1935 resided in rural Oswego County, New York.  Walter and his children resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.

 

At age 25 Walter J. Howland married (1st), as her 2nd husband, widow Cecelia H. (Martin) Fisher (b. 24 Jun 1881 in Shippensburg Twp, Cumberland Co., PA, d. 8 Nov 1932; interred with Walter), age 30, daughter of William (b. 1839, d. 1920; employed as a farmer) and Sophia Anna (Eckenrode) Martin (b. 1840, d. 1909) of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, on 29 October 1914 (license issued same day) at Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.  Cecelia had married (1st) Charles B. Fisher (b. 6 Oct 1875, d. 3 Apr 1912) and had the following son:

 

(a) Charles Graydon Fisher "Graydon": Born 2 November 1907 in Pennsylvania.  Died 12 August 1977 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; interred there in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg.  Informally adopted by Walter Howland.

 

1910 US Census: Charles B. Fisher, age 31 (b. PA) and employed as a machinist doing engineer work, was heading a household in Shippensburg Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife of 6 years, Celia H. Fisher, age 29 (b. PA), who had had 1 child, still alive; and son, Charls Grayden Fisher, age 2 (b. PA; parents b. PA).

 

1940 US Census: Graydon C. Fisher, age 32 (b. PA) and employed as a laborer for a college, was heading a household at 130 Gettler? Avenue in Shippensburg, Shippensburg Borough, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.  He had completed 3 years of college.  The household also included his wife, Ruhamah Fisher, age 27 (b. PA), who had completed 2 years of college; and son, Charles Graydon Fisher, age 1 (b. PA).  They resided in the same township on 1 April 1935.

 

Graydon Fisher, Sr. married Ruhamah S. Andrews (b. 1 Mar 1913, d. 22 Oct 1980; interred with Graydon) and had at least the following son:

 

[1. Charles Graydon Fisher, Jr.: Born about 1939 in Pennsylvania.

 

Walter and Cecelia (Martin)(Fisher) Howland had the following children:

 

(b) Amos G. Howland: Born 28 February 1918 at Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.  Died 20 June 2005 at Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; interred Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.  Employed as a school teacher.

 

Amos Howland married Kathryn Hughes (b. 10 Feb 1925 at Slatington, Lehigh Co., PA, d. 24 Oct 2015 at the United Zion Retirement Community, Lititz, Lancaster Co., PA, age 90), daughter of Arthur D. and Edith M. (Miller) Hughes, and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

[1. David Howland: Married Lorie (?) and in 2015 resided in Pennsylvania.

 

[2. Katherine "Kathy" Howland: Married Thomas "Tom" Panetti and in 2015 resided in Pennsylvania.

 

[3. John Howland: Married Leslie (?) and in 2015 resided in Pennsylvania.

 

(c) Erwin Walter Howland: Born 11 July 1920 in Pennsylvania.  Died 27 January 1999; interred Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.  Veteran of World War II; served in the US Army.

 

Erwin Howland married (1st) Rebecca Blanton (b. 17 Jun 1922, d. 20 Sep 1988, age 66; interred with Erwin) and perhaps had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

[1. Erwin Walter Howland, Jr. "Walter/Walt": Born 30 May 1947 at Ames, Iowa.  Died 29 November 2015, age 68; interred Spring Hills Cemetery, Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.  Married Elizabeth (?) (b. 1952) and in 2011 resided in Pennsylvania.  Erwin, Jr. and Elizabeth perhaps had the following daughter:

 

[a. Rebecca Howland: In 2015 resided in Massachusetts.

 

[2. Jean H. Howland: Married William Robinson and in 2011 resided in Pennsylvania.  Jean and William had the following children:

 

[a. James Robinson.

 

[b. Craig Robinson: Married Becca (?).

 

[3. Amelia P. Howland: Born 4 October 1952.  Died 18 October 1994, age 42; interred Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.  Resided at Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

 

[4. Richard Howland: Married Penny (?) and in 2011 resided in Pennsylvania.

 

[5. Cecelia Howland: Married David "Dave" Schriner and in 2011 resided in Virginia.  Cecelia and David had the following children:

 

[a. Scott Schriner: Married Amy (?).

 

[b. Steven Schriner: Maried Natalie (?).

 

[c. Christopher Schriner.

 

[6. Diana Howland: Married Michael Kalb and in 2011 resided in Texas.  Diana and Michael had the following children:

 

[a. Tania Kalb.

 

[b. Michael Kalb.

 

[7. Evelyn Howland: Married Steven Vogelsong and in 2011 resided in Pennsylvania.  Evelyn and Steven had the following children:

 

[a. Chad Vogelsong: Married Aleah (?).

 

[b. Derek Vogelsong.

 

[8. Child: (perhaps) Married (?) Love and had the following children:

 

[a. Jennifer H. Love: Married Ryan (?).

 

[b. Jaime Love.

 

[9. George Howland: Married Sonja (?) and in 2011 resided in Alabama.  George and Sonja perhaps had the following children:

 

[a. Travis Howland.

 

[b. Ashley Howland.

 

Erwin Howland, Sr. married (2nd) Mary Katherine "Kay" Michael (b. 31 Oct 1918, d. 21 Apr 2011, age 92, in Manor Care, Chambersburg, PA; interred Spring Hill Cem., Shippensburg Twp, Cumberland Co., PA), daughter of Daniel Ernest and Mary Jane (Shaeffer) Michael, in 1991.

 

Walter J. Howland married (2nd), as her 2nd husband, Teresa H. (Funk) Hege (b. 14 Feb 1900 in PA, d. 14 Nov 1986; interred with Walter), daughter of Jacob William and Cora May (SLaybaugh) Funk, in 1938.  Theresa Funk had married (1st) Ira Miller Hege (b. 29 Aug 1892, d. 14 Aug 1934).

 

(2) Bruce Johnson Howland: Born 7 December 1892/93 at Felts Mills, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  In 1934 resided at Warners, Onondaga County, New York.

 

1915 NYS Census: Bruce J. Howland, age 22, resided in the household headed by a parent-in-law in Van Buren Township, Onondaga County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Ella M. Howland, age 26. (pg 2)

 

1917 WWI Draft Registration: Bruce Johnson Howland, age 23 (b. 7 Dec 1893 at Felts Mills, Rutland Twp, Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a mechanic for Mohr & Howland of Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, resided with his dependent family at Warner, Onondaga County, New York.

 

1920 US Census: Bruce J. Howland, age 26 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as an office clerk for an electrical supply company, was heading a household at Van Buren, Onondaga County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Ella Howland, age 30 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); son, Merle Howland, age 3 years and 2 months (b. NYS); and daughter, Vivian C. Howland, age 1 year and 11 months (b. NYS).

 

1925 NYS Census: Bruce J. Howland, age 32, was heading a household in Van Buren Township, Onondaga County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Ella M. Howland, age 36; son, Merle B. Howland, age 8; daughter, Carrie V. Howland, age 7; and son, Willard L. Howland, age 3.

 

1930 US Census: Bruce Howland, age 36 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a machinist for an automobile sales, was heading a household on North Main Street in Warners, Van Buren Township, Onondaga County, New York.  He married 1st at age 20, and his residence was valued at $7,000.  The household also included his wife, Ella Howland, age 40 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 24; son, Merle Howland, age 13 (b. NYS); daughter, Carrie Howland, age 12 (b. NYS); son, Willard Howland, age 8 (b. NYS); daughter, Elnora Howland, age 4 (b. NYS); servant, Emma Rodman, age 25 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. MI) and widowed; and Emma's son, William Rodman, age 10 months (b. NYS).

 

1940 US Census: B. J. Howland, age 46 (b. NYS) and employed as a mechanic in an automobile mill, was heading a household in Cato Township, Cayuga County, New York.  He had completed 4 years of high school, and his residence was valued at $5,000.  The household also included his wife, Lena Howland, age 51 (b. NYS), who had completed 4 years of high school; son, Willard Howland, age 18 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a farmer, who had completed 2 years of high school; and daughter, Elnora Howland, age 14 (b. NYS), who had completed 2 years of high school.  They resided in the same township on 1 April 1935.

 

Bruce J. Howland married Ella M. (?) (b. abt 1889) and had the following children:

 

(a) Merle B. Howland: Born about 1917 in New York.  Veteran of World War II; served in the US Army Air Corps.  At age 37 (abt 1954) Captain Merle B. Howland, who weighed 194 pounds, and had passport # 010663, flew from Rhein Main Air Force Base, Germany to Idlewild Airport, New York City, New York aboard a Transocean Airlines flight.  No clear record found afterwards.

 

1940 US Census: Merle B. Howland, age 23 (b. NYS) and single, was a US Army soldier stationed at Fort Monroe, Elizabeth City, Virginia.  He had completed 4 years of high school, and on 1 April 1935 he resided in the [Panama] Canal Zone.

 

(b) Carrie Vivian Howland "Vivian C.": Born about 1918 in New York.  Died February 1964; interred with her husband, Merritt Winn, and his 1st wife, his daughter, and his parents, in West Genoa Cemetery, King Ferry Township, Cayuga County, New York.

 

1892 NYS Census: David D. Winn, age 33 (b. US) and employed as an apiarist [bee keeper], was heading a household in Lansing Township, Tompkins County, New York.  The household also included Sarah E. Winn, age 43 (b. US); and Merritt L. Winn, age 15 (b. US).

 

1900 US Census: Merrit Winn, age 23 (b. Dec 1876 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Lansing Township, Tompkins County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 4 years, Carrie Winn, age 24 (b. Dec 1876 in NYS; parents b. NYS), who had had 1 child, still alive; and daughter, Alleine Winn, age 3 (b. May 1897 in NYS).

 

1905 NYS Census: Merritt L. Winn, age 27 (b. US) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Lansing Township, Tompkins County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Carrie M. Winn, age 29 (b. US); daughter, Alleine F. Winn, age 8 (b. US); and father-in-law, Chas G. Hagin, age 79 (b. US) and employed as a farm laborer.

 

1910 US Census: Merritt Winn, age 31 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a bee keeper in his own yard, was heading a household on Ledyard Road in Ledyard Township, Cayuga County, New York.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 14 years, Carry Winn, age 33 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who had been married once and had had 1 child, still alive; daughter, Allene Winn, age 12 (b.  NYS); and father-in-law, Charles Hagan, age 84 (b. NYS; father b. Ireland; mother b. PA) and widowed.

 

1918 WWI Draft Registration: Merritt L. Winn, age 41 (b. 11 Oct 1877) and employed as a self-employed bee keeper, resided with Carrie Winn at King Ferry, Cayuga County, New York.

 

1920 US Census: Merritt Winn, age 42 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as an aparist [apiarist; bee keeper] in a bee yard, was heading a household on Ridge Road in Venice Township, Cayuga County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Carolyn Winn, age 44 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS).

 

1930 US Census: Merritt L. Winn, age 52 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as an apiarist on a farm, was heading a household on Ridge Road in Venice Township, Cayuga County, New York.  He married 1st at age 19, and his residence was valued at $1,200.  The household also included his wife, Carolyn M. Merritt, age 54 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 21.

 

1940 US Census: Merritt Winn, age 62 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household at 146 Route 34 in Venice Township, Cayuga County, New York.  He had completed 4 years of high school, and his residence was valued at $2,000.  The household also included his wife, Caroline Winn, age 64 (b. NYS), who had completed 4 years of high school; hired hand, Kenneth Tyler, age 23 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, who had completed 1 year of college; and housekeeper, Grace Tyler, age 23 (b. NYS), who had completed 2 years of high school.  On 1 April 1935 Merritt and Carolyn resided in the same house; Kenneth and Grace resided in rural Otsego County, New York.

 

1940 US Census: Vivian Howland, age 22 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a stenographer in a business office, was heading a single-person household at 307 Hawley Avenue in the City of Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.  She had completed 4 years of high school, and on 1 April 1935 she resided at Warners, Onondaga County, New York.

 

Carrie Howland married, as his 2nd wife, Merritt L. Winn (b. 11 Oct 1877/Dec 1876 in NYS, d. 4 Jun 1964; interred King Ferry, Cayuga Co., NY), son of David D. (d. 13 Jan 1926; interred with Merritt) and Elizabeth (Merritt) Winn (d. 17 May 1937; interred with Merritt) after January 1944.

 

Merritt Winn had married (1st) Carolyn "Carrie" M. Hagin (b. Dec 1876 in NYS, d. 4 Jan 1944, age 68 yrs and 6 days; interred with Merritt), daughter of Charles G. Hagin, about 1896 and had the following daughter:

 

[1. Alleine Fanny Winn "Fanny": Born May 1897 in New York.  Died 20 September 1916; interred with her parents in West Genoa Cemetery, King Ferry, Cayuga County, New York.

 

(c) Willard L. Howland: Born about 1922 in New York.  In 1940 was age 18, single, and employed as a farmer in the household headed by his father in Cato Township, Cayuga County, New York.  Veteran of World War II; enlisted 12 September 1942 at Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.  Reenlisted 29 April 1944 at Fort Dix, New Jersey.  No clear record found after that.

 

(d) Elnora Howland: Born about 1926 in New York.  In 1940 was age 14 and resided in the household headed by her father in Cato Township, Cayuga County, New York.

 

1930 US Census: Howard Oswald, age 31 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Cross Lake Road in Cato Township, Cayuga County, New York.  He married 1st at age 22.  The household also included his wife, Florence Oswald, age 29 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 20; son, Robert S. Oswald, age 7 (b. NYS); Chas N. Oswald, age 6 (b. NYS); daughter, Ruth E. Oswald, age 5 (b. NYS); son, John E. Oswald, age 1 year and 4 months (b. NYS); daughter, Betty L. Oswald, age 10 months (b. NYS); and maid, Edna M. Drice?, age 17 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and single.

 

1940 US Census: Howard Oswald, age 41 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Cato Township, Cayuga County, New York.  He had completed 3 years of high school, and his residence was valued at $3,000.  The household also included his wife, Florence Oswald, age 38 (b. NYS), who had completed 4 years of high school; son, Robert Oswald, age 17 (b. NYS), who had completed 4 years of high school; son, Charles Oswald, age 16 (b. NYS), who had completed 2 years of high school; daughter, Ruth Oswald, age 15 (b. NYS), who had completed 3 years of high school; son, John Oswald, age 11 (b. NYS); daughter, Betty Oswald, age 10 (b. NYS); and son, Kenneth Oswald, age 7 (b. NYS).  They resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.

 

Perhaps married Charles N. Oswald (b. abt 1924 in NYS), son of Howard and Florence (?) Oswald of Cato Township, Cayuga County, New York, and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

[1. Stuart C. Oswald: Born 9 February 1952 at Albany, New York.  Died 23 January 2004, age 51, at Poulsbo, Kitsap County, Washington.  Married Shelley Crowell and perhaps had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

[a. Michael Garrett Oswald.

 

[b. Kimberly Ann Oswald.

 

[c. Ryann Marie Oswald: Married (?) Crooks.

 

[2. Stanley Oswald.

 

[3. Nancy Oswald: Married (?) Ressler.

 

[4. Mary Oswald: Married (?) Moran.

 

(3) Mary Viola Howland "Viola": (more info) Born about 1892 in New York.  In 1906 resided at Deferiet, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  In 1911 resided at Warners, Onondaga County, New York.

 

1900 US Census: Frank R. Coe, age 42 (b. Nov 1857 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a physician, was heading a household in the Village of Warners, Van Buren Township, Onondaga County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 20 years, Jessie L. Coe, age 36 (b. Dec 1863 in NYS; parents b. NYS), who had had 7 children, 6 of whom were still alive; son, Harold A. Coe, age 10 (b. Mar 1890 in NYS); son, Albert H. Coe, age 7 (b. Apr 1893 in NYS); daughter, Elenor M. Coe, age 7 (b. Apr 1893 in NYS); daughter, Grace M. Coe, age 5 (b. Dec 1895 in NYS); and son, Ralf D. Coe, age 1 (b. Jun 1899 in NYS).

 

1910 US Census: Of possible interest, Viola Howland, age 18 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), single, and employed as a stenographer for a brush and mirror factory, resided as a boarder in the household headed by Margaret M. Sterling, age 43 (b. NYS; parents b. Ireland), widowed, and employed as keeper of a boarding house, who had had 5 children, 4 of whom were still alive, in Potsdam Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.

 

1918 WWI Draft Registration: Elbert Hart Coe, age 24 (b. 8 Apr 1893 in Van Buren Twp, Onondaga Co., NY), single, and employed as a mechanical engineer for the United Gas Improvement Company at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  His home address was Warners, Onondaga County, New York.

 

1920 US Census: Elbert H. Coe, age 26 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as an engineer in a machine shop, was heading a household in the Village of Warners, Van Buren Township, Onondaga County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Viola Coe, age 28 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); and son, Richard H. Coe, age 7 months.  Of interest, the household headed by Dr. Frank R. Coe, age 61 (b. NYS) was enumerated close by on the same census page.

 

1930 US Census: Elbert H. Coe, age 36 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a mechanical engineer in the chemical products industry, was heading a household on North Main Street in the Village of Warners, Van Buren Township, Onondaga County, New York.  He married 1st at age 25, and his residence was valued at $9,000.  The household also included his wife, Viola H. Coe, age 38 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 27; and son, Richard H. Coe, age 10 (b. NYS).

 

1940 US Census: Elbert H. Coe, age 46 (b. NYS) and employed as a mechanical engineer in a chemical plant, was heading a household at 8637 Hennepin Avenue in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.  He had completed 4 years of college.  The household also included his wife, Viola H. Coe, age 48 (b. NYS), who had completed 2 years of high school; and son, Richard H. Coe, age 20 (b. NYS) and single, who had completed 1 year of college.  They resided in the same township on 1 April 1935.

 

Viola Howland married Elbert Hart Coe (b. 8 Apr 1893 in NYS), son of Dr. Frank R. and Jessie L. (?) Coe, who was employed as a mechanical engineer.  Viola and Elbert had the following son:

 

(a) Richard Howland Coe: Born 17 May 1919 in New York.  Resided last near Long Lake, Hamilton County, New York with Delores H. Coe.  Also resided near Marietta, Georgia.

 

(4) Marion L. Howland: Born about 1900 in New York.  In 1908 Marion resided near Deferiet, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  No clear record found found after 1920, when Marion was age 20, single, and resided with her parents in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  By 1925 her parents had moved to Mexico Township, Oswego County, New York.

 

Note: There was a Marion L. Lancor, age 24 and wife of Leroy Joseph Lancor, residing in Wilna Township (Village of Carthage), Jefferson County, New York at the time of the 1925 NYS Census, but her maiden name was likely Marion Laide, who was single and boarding in Carthage in 1920.

 

(d. George Albert Drake: (photos) (more info) (Gay #1247) Born 13 July 1869 in Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 6 March 1934 at the House of the Good Samaritan Hospital, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, where he had been a patient since 8 Nov 1933 (abt 4 months); interred lower section, lot 10 of the Felts Mills Cemetery, beside his son, Stuart, and Stuart's wife, Margaret E. Drake.

 

1870 US Census: George A. Drake, age 1 (b. NYS) resided with his parents in Rutland Township (Rutland Post Office), Jefferson County, New York.

 

1880 US Census: George Drake, age 10 (b. NYS) resided with his parents in the Village of Felts Mills, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1900 US Census: George Drake, age 30 (b. Jul 1869 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a house painter, was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He owned his house free and clear.  The household also included his wife of 9 years, Lillian Drake, age 29 (b. Feb 1871 in NYS; parents b. NYS), who had had 2 children, both still alive; daughter, Helen M. Drake, age 8 (b. Nov 1891 in NYS) and in school; son, Andrew S. Drake, age 4 (b. May 1896 in NYS); and father, Andrew J.? Drake, age 63 (b. Dec 1836 in NYS, parents b. NYS) and employed as a grocery merchant.

 

1905 NYS Census: George Drake, age 36, was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Lillian Drake, age 32; daughter, Helen Drake, age 13; son, Stewart Drake, age 9; and boarder [father], Andrew Z. Drake, age 68. (pg 7, lines 25-29)

 

1910 US Census: George A. Drake, age 40 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a general store merchant, was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 19 years, Lillian Drake, age 39 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who had been married once and had had 2 children, both still alive; daughter, Helen M. Drake, age 18 (b. NYS) and single; son, Stewart A. Drake, age 13 (b. NYS) and single; servant, Hettie Shannon, age 22 (b. NYS; unknown father's birth; mother b. Canada) and single; and father, Andrew Z. Drake, age 73 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), widowed, and employed "with son."

 

1915 NYS Census: George Drake, age 45, was holding a household on the "road" in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Lillian Drake, age 44, and son, Stewart Drake, age 19. (pg 5)

 

1920 US Census:  George Drake, age 50 (b. NYS) and employed as a retail store merchant, was heading a household on West Street in the Village of Felts Mills, Rutland Township, New York.  He owned his residence free and clear.  The household also included his wife, Lillian Drake, age 48 (b. NYS) and employed as a grocery store sales clerk; son, Stuart Drake, age 23 (b. NYS) and employed as a general store clerk; daughter-in-law, Margaret Drake, age 24 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and also employed as a general store clerk; and servant, Hettie Shannon, age 33.

 

1925 NYS Census: George A. Drake, age 55, was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, M. Lillian Drake, age 54; son, Stwart Drake, age 29; and [daughter-in-law] Margaret Drake, age 29.

 

1930 US Census:  George Drake, age 60 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a Post Master, was heading a household in the Village of Felts Mills, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He married 1st at age 21.  The household also included his wife, Lillian M. Drake, age 59 (b. NYS), who married 1st at age 19; son, Stuart A. Drake, age 33 (b. NYS), who married 1st at age 23; daughter-in-law, Margaret E. Drake, age 34 (b. PA), who married 1st at age 24); and servant, Hettie Shannon, age 43 (b. NYS; father b. Irish Free State; mother b. English-speaking Canada).

 

George A. Drake married May Lillian Rockwood "Lillian" (photos) (more info) (b. 4 Feb 1870/71 at Champion Huddle, Jefferson Co., N.Y., d. Monday, 26 Jun 1933, age 62, at home in Felts Mills from complications of a heart attack), daughter of Fernando L. and Mary Minerva (Patterson) Rockwood (photos) (b. 1845, d. 1886) (who also had a son, Charles who resided at West Carthage, N.Y.), on 15 October 1891 at Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  George resided and operated a general store for 37 years (until May 1929, when he sold the store to William J. Marsh of Cranberry Lake, NY) in the Village of Felts Mills, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York, and he was also Post Master there for 30 years (since 1903).

  

George A. and M. Lillian (Rockwood) Drake had the following children:

 

(1) Helen M. Drake: (photos) (more info) Born November 1891 in Jefferson County, New York.  Age 18 and living with parents in 1910.  Died 3 April 1912 from complications of appendicitis and associated surgery; interred lot 219 of the Felts Mills Cemetery, Felts Mills, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York, beside her grandparents, Andrew Z. and Mary (Crossett) Drake.

 

1900 US Census: Chas C. Tiffs, age 54 (b. Jan 1846 in NYS; father b. MA; mother b. VT) and employed as a day laborer, was heading a household in the Village of Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 8 years, Hattie E. Tiffs, age 33 (b. Dec 1866 in NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. Ireland); stepson, Edward Brockway, age 10 (b. Mar 1890 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and in school; father-in-law, Thomas Lester, age 61 (b. May 1839 in NYS; father b. VT; mother b. NYS); step-mother (Thomas's wife of 38 yrs), Mary Lester, age 53 (b. May 1847 in Ireland; parents b. Ireland), who immigrated to the US in 1855 and had had 8 children, 6 of whom were still alive; and brother-in-law, Benjamin Lester, age 17 (b. Dec 1882 in NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. Ireland), single, and employed as a wood bender.

 

1900 US Census: Of possible interest, George Lumley, age 50 (b. May 1850 in NYS; father b. West Indies; mother b. Ireland) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Edwards Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 26 years, Ann Lumley, age 43 (b. Oct 1856 in NYS; parents b. NYS), who had had 4 children, 3 of whom were still alive; daughter, Bertha Lumley, age 21 (b. Dec 1878 in NYS; parents b. NYS); daughter, Sadie Lumley, age 5 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); and daughter, Mamie Lumley, age 3 (b. Dec 1896 in NYS; parents b. NYS).

 

1910 US Census: Charles Tift, age 63 (b. NYS; parents b. VT) and employed as a paper maker in a paper mill, was heading a household in the Village of Felts Mills, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had been married twice for 17 years.  The household also included his son-in-law, Edward Brockway, age 20 (b. NYS; parents b.  NYS), single, and not employed.  Of possible interest, the household headed by George Wood, age 48, was enumerated under the same roof, and that household included George's wife, Lilly Wood, age 46.

 

1910 US Census: Of possible interest, Anna Lumley, age 52 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), widowed, and employed as keeper of a boarding house, was heading a household on South Edwards Street in Edwards Township, Jefferson County, New York.  She had had 5 children, 2 of whom were still alive.  The household also included her daughter, Sadie Lumley, age 15 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and single; daughter, Amy Lumley, age 14 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and single; and boarder, John Coe, age 72 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and widowed.

 

1910 US Census: Nicholas Bintz, age 56 (b. NYS; parents b. Germany) and employed as a farm hand, was heading a household at 109 South Mechanic Street in the Village of Carthage, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 26 years, Laura M. Bintz, age 46 (b. NYS; father b. France; mother b. Germany), who had been married once and had had 6 children, 5 of whom were still alive; son, Sherman Bintz, age 26 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a millhand in a paper mill; son, Clarence Bintz, age 23 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a mill hand in a paper mill; son, Roy Bintz, age 17 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a mill hand in a paper mill; daughter, Pearle Bintz, age 19 (b. NYS), single, and employed as an operator of a printing press; daughter, Berdina Starks, age 21 (b. NYS), who had been married once, for 1 year, and had had no children; son-in-law, Walter Starks, age 27 (b. NYS; parents birth unknown) and employed as a bartender in a saloon, who had been married once for 1 year; roomer, Jessie Covey, age 26 (b. NYS; parents birth unknown) and employed as a millhand in a paper mill, who had been married once for less than 1 year; roomer, Amy Covey, age 20 (b. NYS; parents birth unknown), who had been married once and had had no children; and brother-in-law, Stephen Andre, age 39 (b. NYS; father b. France; mother b. Germany), widowed, and employed as a log thiner/thiver in a saw mill, who had been married for 15 years.

 

1920 US Census: Edward Brockway, age 29 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a paper maker in a paper mill, was heading a household on West Street in the Village of Felts Mills, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his [2nd] wife, Amy L. Brockway, age 24 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); and daughter, Ruth E. Brockway, age 1 year and 5 months (b. NYS).  Note: Edward's son, Morris Brockway, age 7, resided in the household headed by his mother, Harriet "Hattie" E. (Lester)(Brockway) Tift, on Island [Road?] in Rutland Township.

 

1920 US Census: Walter Henry Starks, age 37 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as proprietor of a hotel, was heading a household on Sterlingville Road in Philadelphia Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Berduna Helen Starks, age 30 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a waitress in a hotel; son, Stanley Stephen Starks, age 7 (b. NYS); and daughter, Pauline Laura Starks, age 5 (b. NYS).

 

1925 NYS Census: Edward W. Brockway, age 35, was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his [3rd] wife, Bridena Brockway, age 35; son, Morris Brockway, age 13; and daughter, Ruth E. Brockway.

 

1930 US Census: Edward W. Brockway, age 40 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a realtor in the real estate industry, was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He married 1st at age 21, and his residence was valued at $4,000.  The household also included his wife, Birdena H. Brockway, age 40 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 19; son, Morris C. Brockway, age 18 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), single, and not employed; daughter, Ruth E. Brockway, age 11 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); stepson, Stanley S. Starks, age 17 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); stepdaughter, Pauline S. Starks, age 15 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); stepdaughter, Yvonne M. Starks, age 9 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); and mother-in-law, Laura M. Bintz, age 65 (b. NYS; father b. France; mother b. NYS) and widowed.

 

1940 US Census: Birdena Brockway, age 50 (b. NYS) and employed as , was heading a household in the Village of Felts Mills, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  She had completed 1 year of high school, and her residence was valued at $3,000.  The household also included her husband, Edwin Brockway, age 50 (b. NYS) and employed as a real estate agent, who had completed 2 years of high school; lodger, Yvonne Stark, age 19 (b. NYS), who had completed 4 years of high school; lodger, Stanly Stark, age 27 (b. NYS), who had completed 4 years of high school; lodger, Pauline Grebeck, age 25 (b. NYS), who had completed 4 years of  high school; lodger, Walter Grebeck, age 28 (b. CT) and employed as a common laborer for a brake company, who had completed 3 years of high school; and lodger, Judith A. Grebeck, age less than 1 month (b. NYS).  Birdena, Edwin, and Yvonne resided in the same house on 1 April 1935; Stanley resided at Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York; Pauline resided at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York; and Walter resided at Harrisville, St. Lawrence [Lewis?] County, New York.  Of interest, the household headed by Bertha Lester, age 32, was enumerated next door [Edwin's mother was Harriet "Hattie" E. Lester before she married Jefferson Brockway].

 

At age 19 Helen Drake married, as his 1st wife, Edward "Ed" W. Brockway (more info) (b. 1890 in NYS, d. 1955; interred Felts Mills Cem. Felts Mills, Rutland Twp, Jefferson Co., NY), age 21, son of Jefferson W. and Harriet "Hattie" E. (Lester) Brockway (b. 1840, d. 28 Oct 1902; interred Brookside Cem., Watertown, NY), on 30 July 1911 in Jefferson County, New York.  Edward was, for a period of time, the Supervisor of Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York, as well as a real estate developer, and they resided in Felts Mills.  Helen employed a housekeeper: Hettie Shannon of 214 Rexford Place, Felts Mills (note: in 1910 and 1920 Hettie Shannon resided in with Helen's parents).  Helen and Edward had the following son:

 

(a) Maurice/Morris C. Brockway: (more info) Born about 1912 in New York.  For several years was banquet manager at the Plaza Hotel and the Ambassador Hotel, the latter of which became the Sheraton – East, in New York City, New York.  Later owned and operated Brockton Manor, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.  Retired to Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where he wrote a cook book entitled: Come Cook with Me.

 

1920 US Census: Morris Brockway, age 7 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) resided in the household headed by his grandmother, Hattie Tifft, age 52 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. Ireland), widowed, and not employed, on Island [Road?] in Rutland  Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1930 US Census: Morris C. Brockway, age 18 (b. NYS), single, and not employed, resided in the household headed by his father in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1940 US Census: No record found for Morris Brockway.

 

Following Helen's death, Edward Brockway married (2nd) Amy Lumley (b. 1895, d. 1923; interred Felts Mills Cem., Felts Mills, Rutland Twp, Jefferson Co., NY), perhaps daughter of George and Ann (?) Lumley, about 1917 and had the following children:

 

(b) Ruth E. Brockway: Born 18 July 1918 at Felts Mills, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 6 October 1999 at Webster, New York; interred Felts Mills Cemetery, Felts Mills, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Employed last as a Director of Nursing.

 

1920 US Census: David Lawton, age 73 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a dairy farmer, was heading a household on Sterlingville Road in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mary E. Lawton, age 66 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); son, George W. Lawton, age 32 (b. NYS), married, and employed as a farm laborer on the home farm; daughter-in-law, Olive F. Lawton, age 32 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); grandson, Glenn D. Lawton, age 4 years and 4 months (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); granddaughter, Bertha M. Lawton, age 12 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); and brother, Chase Lawton, age 83 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), married, and not employed.

 

1940 US Census: Glenn Lawton, age 24 (b. NYS) and employed as a laborer in a paper mill, was heading a  household in the Village of Felts Mills, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 1 year of high school.  The household also included his wife, Ruth Lawton, age 22 (b. NYS), who had completed 1 year of college; and son, Ronald Lawton, age 1 (b. NYS).  On 1 April 1935 they resided in the same township.

 

Ruth Brockway married Glenn D. Lawton (b. 14 Aug 1915 at Sterlingville, LeRay Twp, Jefferson Co., NY, d. 1 Sep 1991 at Webster, NY; interred with Ruth), son of George W. and Olive F. (Bolton) Lawton; subsequently divorced.  Ruth and Glenn had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

[1. Roger G. Lawton.

 

[2. Sharon K. Lawton: Born 13 February 1942 at Carthage, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 2000.  Employed as a lab technician.  Married (1st) Daniel E. Maxfield and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

[a. Troy D. Maxfield.

 

[b. Debra L. Maxfield.

 

[c. Karen A. Maxfield: Married (1st) Willard Jones.  Married (2nd) Richard Rich.

 

Sharon (Lawton) Maxfield married (2nd) Ronald Casey. 

 

[3. Suzanne Lawton: Married David Maxfield.

 

[4. Sheila M. Lawton: Married Theodore "Ted" Roehrig.

 

[5. Ronald E. Lawton: Born 1 July 1938 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 3 April 1999 at Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi.  Resided last at Brandon, Rankin County, Mississippi and employed as a marketing manager.  Perhaps married Amanda Hicks.  Also perhaps married Susan (Moscato) Donatello, who had the following children from her marriage to (?) Donatello: (order uncertain)

 

[a. Michael Donatello.

 

[b. Steven Donatello.

 

Ronald E. Lawton, Sr. had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

[a. Ronald E. Lawton, Jr.

 

[b. Michael Lawton.

 

[c. Deborah Lawton.

 

(c) Dorothy J. Brockway: Born 1921.  Died 1921; interred with her mother in the Felts Mills Cemetery, Felts Mills, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

Edward Brockway married (3rd) Birdina Helen (Bintz) Starks (b. abt 1890 in NYS), daughter of Nicholas (b. abt 1854 in NYS) and Laura M. (?) Bintz (b. abt 1865 in NYS).  Birdena had married (1st) Walter Henry Starks/Stark (b. abt 1883 in NYS, d. abt 1922) and had the following children:

 

(d) Stanley Stephen Starks/Stark: Born 27 November 1912 in New York.  Died August 1980 in Jefferson County, New York.

 

1940 US Census: Stanley Stark, age 27, was single and resided with his mother and step-father in the Village of Felts Mills, Rutland County, New York.

 

Stanley Stark married Helena Flanagan (b. 13 Jan 1913 at Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY, d. 17 May 2009 at Highland Hospital, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY, age 96, at Rochester, Monroe Co., NY; interred Glenwood Cem., Watertown, NY), daughter of Mark and Elizabeth (Costello) Flanagan, and had the following daughter:

 

[1. Patricia M. Stark: Married Thompson Layton and had the following children:

 

[a. Mark T. Layton.

 

[b. Stephen E. Layton.

 

(e) Pauline Laura Starks: Born 2 November 1914 in the Village of Carthage, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 16 August 2012, age 97, in Mesa Township, Maricopa County, Arizona; interred Glenwood Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Watertown, New York and worked at Mercy Hospital for many years.

 

1940 US Census: Pauline Grebeck, age 25 (b. NYS) and married, who had completed 4 years of high school, resided with her mother and step-father in the Village of Felts Mills, Rutland County, New York.  the household also included her husband, Walter Grebeck, age 28 (b. CT) and employed as a common laborer for a brake company, who had completed 3 years of high school; and their daughter, Judith A. Grebeck, age less than 1 month (b. NYS).

 

Pauline Stark married Walter A. Grabek (b. abt 1912 in CT, d. 1983; interred with Pauline) in April 1938 and had at least the following children: (order uncertain)

 

[1. Judith "Judy" A. Grabek: Born about March 1940.  Married William "Bill" Howland and resided in New York.

 

[2. Joseph Edward Grabek.  Died before August 2012.

 

[3. Michael Grabek: Married Carol (?) and resided in Arizona.

 

[4. John Grabek: Married Brenda (?) and resided in Arizona.

 

(f) Yvonne M. Starks: Born about 1921 in New York.  Married Mercerco "Tommy" Tymoczko and resided in Bucksport Township, Hancock County, Maine.  Yvonne and Tommy had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

[1. Robert P. Tymoczko: Born 2 September 1942 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 9 May 2011 at Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine.  Married (?) and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

[a. Nick Tymoczko: Married Debbie (?).

 

[b. Vicki Tymoczko: Married (?) Hilse.

 

[c. Leah Tymoczko: Married David Griffin.

 

[d. Sue Ann Tymoczko: Married John Craig.

 

[e. Gloria Tymoczko: Married (?) Murray.

 

[2. William "Bill" J. Tymoczko: Born 1957.  Resided in Maine.  Married Deborah A. Pooler of Maine, daughter of George W. and Emma A. (Hoyt) Pooler, in 1980 in Maine.

 

(2) Andrew Stuart Drake "Stuart": (photos) (more info) Born 4 May 1896 at Felts Mills, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died at home (State St., Watertown, N. Y.) on Saturday, 3 November 1956, age 60, from a (2nd) heart attack; interred with his 1st wife and his parents in the Felts Mills Cemetery on Route 3 outside the Village of Felts Mills.  Graduated from Felts Mills High School and resided at Felts Mills most of his life (24287 Boot Jack Hill Road; his house was destroyed by fire well after he left Felts Mills), helping manage the family store in Felts Mills.  Had 1st heart attack 1½ years earlier.

 

1900 US Census: Andrew S. Drake, age 4 (b. May 1896), resided with his parents in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1900 US Census: Charles W. Thomas, age 39 (b. Sep 1860 in PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a beater man in a paper mill, was heading a household in the Village of Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 17 years, Minnie A. Thomas, age 34 (b. Oct 1866 in PA; parents b. PA), who had had 7 children, 6 of whom were still alive; son, Donnie Thomas, age 15 (b. Jun 1884 in PA); daughter, Daisy M. Thomas, age 12 (b. Oct 1887 in PA); daughter, Susana Thomas, age 11 (b. Oct 1888 in PA); daughter, Carrie Thomas, age 10 (b. Mar 1890 in PA); and daughter, Margrat Thomas, age 4 (b. Sep 1895 in PA).

 

1900 US Census: William Thomas, age 27 (b. Jul 1882 (b. NYS; parents b. French-speaking Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Fort Covington Township, Franklin County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 8 years, Silena Thomas, age 26 (b. Mar 1884 in NYS; father b. French-speaking Canada; mother b. NYS), who had had 4 children, all still alive; daughter, Willow N. Thomas, age 7 (b. Sep 1892 in NYS); daughter, Minnie B. Thomas, age 5 (b. Aug 1894 in NYS); daughter, Addie L. Thomas, age 3 (b. Jul 1896 in NYS); and daughter, Flossy J. Thomas, age 8 months (b. Sep 1899 in NYS).

 

1910 US Census: Charles W. Thomas, age 50 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as an engineer in a paper mill, was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had married once.  The household also included his wife of 25 years, Minnie A. Thomas, age 45 (b. PA; parents b. PA), who had married once and had had 6 children, 5 of whom were still alive; and daughter, Margaret Thomas, age 14 (b. PA) and single.

 

1910 US Census: William Thomas, age 38 (b. NYS; parents b. US) and employed as a pot man in an aluminum plant, was heading a household on Beach Street in the Village of Massena, St. Lawrence County, New York.  He had been married once.  The household also include his wife of 18 years, Sarah Thomas, age 33 (b. English-speaking Canada; parents b. English-speaking Canada), who immigrated to the US in 1877, had been married once, and had had 8 children, 5 of whom were still alive; daughter, Willis Thomas, age 17 (b. NYS) and single; daughter, Mary Thomas, age 16 (b. NYS) and single; daughter, Addie Thomas, age 13 (b. NYS); daughter, Flossia Thomas, age 11 (b. NYS); and daughter, Anna Thomas, age 4 (b. NYS).

 

1940 US Census: Stewart Drake, age 43 (b. NYS), with no occupation recorded, was heading a household in the Village of Felts Mills, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His residence was valued at $5,000, and he had completed 4 years of high school.  The household also included his wife, Margaret E. Drake, age 44 (b. PA), who had also completed 4 years of high school.  They resided in the same township on 1 April 1935.

 

1940 US Census: Matthew E. Hanes, age 45 (b. NYS) and employed as a car repairman for the New York Central Railroad Company, was heading a household at 615 Emerson Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 8th grade, and his residence was valued at $3,000.  The household also included his wife, Addie Hanes, age 43 (b. NYS), who had completed 8th grade.  They resided in the same city on 1 April 1935.

 

Stuart Drake married (1st) Margaret E. Thomas (more info) (b. 24 Sep 1895 at Salladasburg, PA, d. Aug/Jul 1951 at the House of the Good Samaritan Hospital, Watertown from complications of heart disease; interred with Stuart), daughter of Charles W. and Minnie A. (Kohick) Thomas of Felts Mills, on 7 June 1919 at the Felts Mills United Methodist Church, with Pastor Henry W. Ceigler officiating; apparently, no children.  Margaret and her family moved from Pennsylvania to Felts Mills, New York in 1897.

 

Following Margaret's death, Stuart Drake married (2nd), as her 2nd husband, Addie L. (Thomas) Hanes (more info) (b. 3 Jul 1896 at Massena, St. Lawrence Co., NY, d. Thursday, 15 Aug 1974, age 78, at the House of the Good Samaritan Hospital, Watertown; interred N. Watertown Cem.) of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, daughter of William and Silena "Sarah" (?) Thomas, on 23 October 1954 at Asbury Methodist Church in Watertown, and they moved to 1020 State Street in Watertown.  Addie had married (1st) Matthew E. Hanes (b. 15 Nov 1895 at Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., NY, d. 10 Jul 1951, age 56) on 31 May 1915 at Massena, St. Lawrence County, New York, and in 1922 moved to Watertown.  Addie and Matthew had the following son:

 

(a) Aubrey E. Hanes: Born 30 July 1917 in New York.  Died 25 December 1956/66.

 

1930 US Census: Matthew Hanes, age 35 (b. NYS; parents b. English-speaking Canada) and employed as a car inspector for the steam railroad, was heading a household at 615 Emerson Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  He married 1st at age 21, and his residence was valued at $4,000.  The household also included his wife, Addie L. Hanes, age 33 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 19; boarder, Lyman Huffman, age 38 (b. NYS; parents b. English-speaking Canada), divorced, and employed as a moulder for a paper machine company; and son, Aubrey Hanes, age 12 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS).

 

1940 US Census: Aubrey Hanes, age 22 (b. NYS) and employed as a ground man for a utility company, was heading a household at 645 Emerson Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 4 years of high school.  The household also included his wife, Mary Hanes, age 23 (b. NYS), who had completed 4 years of high school.  They resided in the same city on 1 April 1935.  Of interest, the household headed by his father was enumerated close by on Emerson Street (next census page).

 

Aubrey Hanes married, as her 1st husband, Mary Mcbride (b. 23 Jun 1916 at Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY, d. 11 Jan 2000, age 83, at Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY), daughter of Claude and Ethel (Sullivan) Mcbride, and resided at Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.  Aubrey and Mary had the following children:

 

[1. Patricia Hanes: Married Michael Mahar.

 

[2. Kathleen Hanes: Married Raymond Korman.

 

Mary (Mcbride) Hanes married (2nd) Nelson A. Sholett.  She resided last at 138 Old Liverpool Road, Liverpool, Onondaga County, New York.

 

(2. Melissa/Malissa J. Drake (more info) (Gay #1125) Born June 1842 (also seen: b. 15 Apr 1842) in Brownville/Hounsfield Township, Jefferson County, New York State.  Died Sunday, 25 April 1915 (age 73 years, 9 months, and 10 days) at the home of her brother, Martin James Drake on Remington Street in the Village of Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1850 US Census: Malissa, age 8 (b. NYS), resided with her parents near Felts Mills in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1860 US Census: Melissa J. Drake, age 19 and employed serving, resided with her parents near Felts Mills, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1865 NYS Census: No record of Melissa Drake found anywhere in New York State.

 

1870 US Census: Malissa/Melissa Drake, age 29, resided with her father and three (reported) younger siblings, including "Hattie," age 8, near Felts Mills in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1875 NYS Census: Malissa Drake, age 27 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and single, was a hired farm worker residing in the household headed by Joseph Brewster, age 61 (b. Saratoga Co., NY) and employed as a farmer, in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included Joseph's wife, Mary Ann Brewster, age 45 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); boarder, Caroline Vanalstine, age 75 (b. CT) and widowed; hired farm laborer, Charles Ireland, age 15 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); Joseph's daughter, Ester Anna Peck, age 24 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and Ester's husband, Duane Peck, age 28 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a farmer.

 

1880 US Census: No record of a Drake surname born from 1841 to 1843 found in Jefferson County, New York, so perhaps she had changed her name, or moved out of the county.

 

Of possible interest, a Melissa Glass, age 38 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and widowed, with no occupation recorded, resided with her son, Glass Glass, age 5 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) in the household headed by Samuel Dunlap, age 35 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, in Philadelphia Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included Samuel's wife, Mary Dunlap, age 34 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS).  The few other Melissa's of about that age in Jefferson County, New York had children more than 5 years old; Melissa Drake was single in 1875.

 

1892 NYS Census: No record found.

 

1900 US Census: Melissa, age 57 (b. Jun 1842 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a servant resided with her husband of 16 years, Alexander Frazier, age 34 (b. May 1866 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farm laborer, in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York in the household headed by Edwin Closs, who was employed as a farmer.  [very legible; 23-year difference in age between Melissa and Alexander]  She [Melissa] had had 1 child [she would admit to], who was no longer alive.

 

1905 NYS Census: Meliscia Frasier, age 63 (US citizen), resided in the 2-person household headed by her mother-in-law, Mary Lalonde, age 72 (US citizen) at 224 Mechanic Street in the Village of Carthage, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York. (Wilna pg 15, lines 10 & 11)

 

1910 US Census: Milisia Frazier, age 68 (b. NYS: parents b. NYS) and not employed, resided in the household headed by her cousin, James Gamble, age 48 (b.  NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a paper mill laborer in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Milisia was not employed; had been married once (for 30 yrs), and had had 5 children, 2 of whom were still alive.  James had been married twice.  The household also included James' wife of 13 years, Mary Gamble, age 30 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a washer woman, who had been married twice and had had 4 children, 2 of whom were still alive; daughter, Ethel P. Gamble, age 16 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and single; and son, Charles A. Gamble, age 5 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS).

 

1920 US Census: Of possible interest, Alexander Frazier, age 57 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a trucker for the Air Brake Company, resided in the household headed by his step-son, Joseph O. Ruley, age 57 (b. Canada; parents b. Canada) and employed as a lather in private practice, who immigrated to the US in 1881 and became a naturalized citizen in 1886.  The household also included Alexander's wife (and Joseph's mother), Elmira Frazier, age 83 (b. Canada), who immigrated to the US in 1881 (subsequently naturalized); and Joseph's son, Joseph C. Ruley, age 32 (b. NYS; father b. Canada; mother b. NYS), single, and employed as a lather in private practice.

 

Note: At age 58 this Alexander Fraser (b. abt 1857 in Waddington Twp, St. Lawrence Co., NY), a widower and son of Alexander (b. Canada) and Mary (Gardner) Fraser (b. Canada), married (2nd), as her 2nd husband, Elmira (Matt) Ruley (b. Oct 1837 in French-speaking Canada), age 75, a widower, and daughter of Gabriel (b. Canada) and Sophia (Sautone) Matt (b. Canada), on 16 October 1915 (license issued same day; filed & recorded 23 Nov 1915) at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, witnessed by Elmira's son, Joseph O. Ruley and Mary Labner (just a few months after Melissa (Drake) Frazier died in April 1915).  Neither could write, making their marks on the application for license.  Elmira had married (1st) John Ruley (b. Mar 1827 in French-speaking Canada) about 1879 and had 3 children, 2 of whom were still alive in 1900, when they resided in the Village of Carthage, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  John and Elmira immigrated to the US in 1893.

 

Melissa (Drake) Frazier resided most of her adult life in/near Carthage, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  At about age 20, while residing with her parents in Rutland Township, Malissa had the following daughter: (Note: for reasons of propriety, this child was reported in US Censuses and elsewhere outside very close family circles for many years as the eighth child of Almond and Mehitable (Gamble) Drake.  Ruth (Drake)(Rowell) Dailey (daughter of Charles Briant Drake) said Mable McCallops (Para. (2), directly below), verbally told her that Melissa J. (Drake) Fraser was her grandmother - no further details conveyed to the authors by Ruth Dailey.  Furthermore, Melissa's obituary, dated 1915, established Melissa (Drake) Fraser as the mother of Mrs. Hattie McCallops.)  More on Malissa, below, after her daughter, Hattie and Hattie's descendants.

 

(a. Mehitable/Harriett "Hattie" A. Drake: (photos) (more info) Born 11 April 1862 in Jefferson County, New York.  Died 27 February 1943, age 80 years, 10 months, 15 days, at her daughter, Mabel’s residence on the Great Bend-Champion road; interred Sunnyside Cemetery, Great Bend.  Married Samuel E. McCallops (more info) (b. 1852 at Carthage, NY, d. 25 Nov 1919, age 68 (took his own life); interred with Hattie), son of Samuel M. McCallops (b. abt 1823 in VT), in 1880 and resided near Great Bend.  Samuel was employed as a mail carrier.  Of interest, Hattie’s obituary mentions two surviving brothers, George (George Edgar, Para. 4.d.(7., below) and Frank (perhaps Francis E., Para. 5.c.(2., below).

 

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1870 US Census: Hattie Drake, age 8, resided, along with her mother, Malissa, in the household headed by her grandfather, Almond Drake, in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  This US Census record indicates Hattie was the child, not the grandchild, of Almond and Mehitable.

 

1875 NYS Census: Hattie Drake, age 13 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a domestic servant, resided in the household headed by Henry Briant in LeRay Township, Jefferson County New York.  The household also included Henry's wife, Louise Briant, age 45 (b. Germany); Henry's daughter, Mary Briant, age 24 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); Henry's son, Louise Briant, age 3 months; George Drake, age 19 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a farm laborer (see Para. (7., below).  (Though the Census did not describe George Drake's relationship to Hattie, she was actually his niece, the out-of-wedlock daughter of George's sister, Malissa Drake.  Also, of interest, about 11 years later (Mar 1886) George Drake married Henry Briant's daughter, Mary Briant, and considering the 24-year difference in age between Henry's 2 children, Mary and Louis Briant, and some other facts, Louis Briant may have been the out-of-wedlock son of George Drake and Mary Briant.)

 

1880 US Census: On 5 June 1880 Hattie Drake, age 18 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), single, and employed as a domestic servant, resided in the household headed by Harvey Mack, age 55 (b. NYS; father b. CT; mother b. NH) and employed as a farmer, in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York (close to the Samuel M. McCallops residence).  The household also included Harvey's wife, Sarah Mack, age 54 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who was disabled in some way.

 

Of interest, Samuel E. McCallops, age 28 and employed as a farm hand, resided in the Samuel Hubbard, age 60 (b. CT) household, 11 residences from Almond and Mehitable Drake.  The Hubbard household also included Samuel Hubbard's wife, Jerusha Hubbard, age 50 (b. NYS) and their son, Cyrus Hubbard, age 21 (b. NYS).

 

1900 US Census: Samuel McCallops, age 39 (b. Apr 1861; father b. VT; mother b. NY), employed as a farm laborer, and married 20 years, was heading a household in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Harriett, age 30 (b. Apr 1870) [should be age 38, born 1862], who had been married 20 years and had had 3 children, 2 of whom were still alive; daughter, Emlie McCallops, age 12 (b. May 1888); daughter, Mabel McCallops, age 7 (b. Sep 1893); and father, Samuel E. McCallops, age 78 (b. Jul 1822; father b. Vt; mother b. NY) and a widower.

 

1905 NYS Census: Samuel E. McCallops, age 53, was heading a household on Champion Road (between Great Bend and Champion), Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Hattie A. McCallops, age 43; and daughter, Mabel A. McCallops, age 13.

 

1910 US Census: Samuel McCallops, age 57 (b. NYS; father b. Ireland; mother b. NYS) and a employed as a farm laborer working out, was heading a household in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 29 years, Hattie McCallops, age 48 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who had been married once and had had 2 children, both still alive; son-in-law, Fred McCallops, age 34 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a laborer in a paper mill, who had been married once; daughter (Fred's wife of 1 year), Mabel McCallops, age 18 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who had been married once and had had 1 year; and grandson, Grandy McCallops, age 1 year and 2 months (b. NYS; parents b. NYS).

 

1920 US Census: Hattie McCallops, age 57 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and widowed, resided in the household headed by her son-in-law, George Swain, age 32 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1925 NYS Census: Hattie A. McCallops, age 63, resided in the household headed by her son-in-law, Fred E. McCallops, age 50, in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1930 US Census: No record found; Hattie probably resided with her daughter, Mabel, and Fred McCallops (Hattie's brother-in-law and Mabel's husband), just as she did in 1935 and 1940.  Similarly, no record found for Fred and Mabel (McCallops) McCallops.

 

1940 US Census: Hattie McCallops, age 77 (b. NYS) and widowed, who had completed 5th grade, resided in the household headed by her son-in-law, Fred E. McCallops, age 66 (b. NYS) in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included Hattie's daughter, Mable McCallops, age 48 (b. NYS).  They resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.

 

Samuel and Mehitable (Drake) McCallops had the following children:

 

(1) Emily Elizabeth McCallops (photos) (more info) Born 23 November/August 1887 in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 25 November 1971, age 84, at Carthage Area Hospital, Carthage, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1900 US Census: Emlie McCallops, age 12 (b. May 1888) and single, resided with her parents in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1900 US Census: George H. Swain, age 11 (b. Aug 1888), resided with his parents in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His father, George Swain, age 63 (b. Feb 1837), was married to Electa (?) Swain, age 50 (b. Aug 1849).  The household also included young George's sister, Luella, age 20 (b. Oct 1879) and Ira Holmes, age 8 (b. Feb 1892) (relationship unknown).

 

1910 US Census: No record found.

 

1920 US Census: George Swain, age 32 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a farming household on the Champion to Great Bend Road, Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Emily Swain, age 32 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); daughter, Myrle Swain, age 9 (b. NYS); daughter, Adah Swain, age 6 (b. NYS); mother [in law], Hattie McCallops, age 57 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and widowed; and Eugene Stewart, age 40 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farm laborer.  Of interest, the household headed by George W. Swain, age 84 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), and his wife, Electa Swain, age 72 (b. NYS; parents b. VT) was enumerated next door on the same census page.

 

1930 US Census: George Swain, age 42 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Champion Road in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He married 1st at age 21, and his real estate was valued at $1,250.  The household also included his wife, Emily Swain, age 42 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 21; daughter, Adah Swain, age 16 (b. NYS) and single; son, Bruce Swain, age 4 (b. NYS); and lodger, Glen Moody, age 33 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a farm hand.

 

1940 US Census: George H. Swain, age 52 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 8th grade, and his residence was valued at $3,500.  The household also included his wife, Emily Swain, age 52 (b. NYS), who had completed 1 year of high school; son, Bruce Swain, age 14 (b. NYS), who had completed 7th grade; and hired hand, Robert Stanford, age 39 (b. NYS) and employed as a farm hand, who had completed 8th grade.  All but Robert resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.  Robert resided elsewhere in rural Jefferson County, New York.

 

Emily McCallops married George Holmes Swain (photos) (more info) (b. 14 Aug 1887 at Depuyster, N.Y., d. 2 Jan 1967 at Watertown, N.Y.), son of George Washington and Electa Shaw (Holmes) Swain, on Saturday evening, 21 November 1908 at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Flint of Great Bend, Jefferson County, New York, with Reverend C. T. Holcombe of the Great Bend Methodist-Episcopal Church officiating.  George was employed as a farmer on the Great Bend to Champion Road for more than 50 years.  George and Emily (McCallops) Swain had the following children:

 

(a) Myrle Edith Swain: (photos) Born 14 November 1910 at Great Bend, Jefferson County, New York.  Died ; interred Felts Mills Cemetery, Felts Mills, New York.

 

1920 US Census: Chas Huse, age 46 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Nora Huse, age 31 (b. VA; parents b. VA); step-daughter, Cleva Gardiner, age 11 (b. VT; father b. NYS; mother b. VA); and step-son, Lemuel Gardiner, age 8 (b. VT; father b. NYS; mother b. VA).

 

1940 US Census: Lemuel Gardner, age 28 (b. VT) and employed as a self-employed truck driver, was heading a household in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 8th grade, and his residence was valued at $900.  The household also included his wife, Myrle Gardner, age 29 (b. NYS), who had completed 4 years of high school; daughter, Patricia Gardner, age 3 (b. NYS); and son, Gary Gardner, age 7 months (b. NYS).  On 1 April Lemuel and Myrle resided elsewhere in rural Jefferson County, New York.

 

Myrle Swain married Lemuel Warren Gardner (b. 20/19 Apr 1911 at Brattleboro/Morristown?, VT, d. 21 Apr 1977 at Carthage, NY), son of Leonard Warren (b. Hanisford, NY) and Nora Eimone (Rodeffer) Gardner (b. Bridewater, VT), on 21 May 1934 at Great Bend and in 2000 resided at Carthage, Jefferson County.  Of interest, Nora (Rodeffer) Gardner married (2nd) (?) Huse.  Myrle and Lemuel had the following children:

 

[1. Patricia Ann Gardner: Born 1936 at Champion, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Robert Gerald Rushman (b. 1933) in 1955 at Carthage, New York and had the following children:

 

[a. Michele Ann Rushman: Born 1956.  Married Rick Pignone (b. 1954) in 1975 and had the following children:

 

[1] Bryant Dean Pignone: Born 1977.

 

[2] Kyle Robert Pignone: Born 1979.

 

[3] Kristopher Michael Pignone: Born 1982.

 

[4] Leanne Michele Pignone: Born 1983.

 

[b. Jill Marie Rushman: Born 1959.  Married David Williams in 1979 and had the following children:

 

[1] Shannon Marie Williams: Born 1982.

 

[2] Ashley Nichole Williams: Born 1986.

 

[c. Melissa Irene Rushman: Born 1968.  Married John Gibbons (b. 1966) in 1987.

 

[2. Gary Warren Gardner: Born 1939 at Champion, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Alice Verne (b. 1942) in 1965 at Evans Mills, Jefferson County, New York and had the following children:

 

[a. Terrance Warren Gardner: Born 1966.  Married Amy Perrigo in 1989 and had the following children:

 

[1] Steven Warren Gardner: Born 1991.

 

[2] Daughter.

 

[b. Todd Michael Gardner: Born 1969.  Married Melanie McIntyre in 1992.

 

[3. Faye Emily Gardner: Born 1940.  Married (1st) Kenneth Ball in 1960 and had the following children:

 

[a. Tamara Sue Ball: Born 1961.  Married Joseph Haas, III (b. 20 Sep (?)) in 1983 and had the following children:

 

[1] Danielle Rachael Haas: Born 1984.

 

[2] Jaye Emily Marie Hass: Born 1987.

 

[b. Dean Kenneth Ball: Born 1965.

 

Kenneth and Faye were divorced 1990.  Faye Emily (Gardner) Ball married (2nd) Everett Card (b. 1930) in 1990.

 

(b) Myrtle Adah Swain “Adah”: (photos) (more info) Born 5 September 1913 in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died Tuesday, 7 November 2000 at home, 19628 Route 12F, Brownville Township, Jefferson County; remains cremated.

 

1940 US Census: Charles Smith, age 26 (b. NYS) and employed as an auto mechanic in a private garage, was heading a household at 114 S. Massey Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 2 years of high school.  The household also included his wife, Adah Smith, age 26 (b. NYS), who had completed 8th grade; and son, Richard Smith, age 3 (b. NYS).  They resided in the same city on 1 April 1935.

 

Myrtle Swain married Charles W. Smith (more info) (b. 20 Jun 1913 at Watertown, NY, d. 22 Mar 2015 at home, Brownville, NY), son of Charles H. and Julia C. (Lewin) Smith, on 9 October 1935 at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Black River, Jefferson County and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

[1. Richard William Smith: Married Wendellyn (?) and had the following children:

 

[a. Richard Wendell Smith: Born 1962.  Married Deborah Lee Rounds (b. 1966) in 1988 and had the following son:

 

[1] Marshall Alexander Smith: Born 1993.

 

[b. Corey Allen Smith: Born 1968.  Married Kimberley Albro in 1990 and had the following children:

 

[1] Danielle Marie Smith: Born 1987.

 

[2] Heather Ann Smith: Born 1989.

 

Richard and Wendellyn (?) Smith were subsequently divorced.  In 2000 Richard resided in New York with domestic partner, Doris Keech; and Wendellyn  resided in Florida.

 

[2. Sharon Marie Smith: Married (1st) James DuPre in 1960 and had the following children:

 

[a. Jamie Jo DuPre: Born 1962.  Married Jeffery Scott Rutigliano in 1978 and had the following children:

 

[1] Jocelyn Marie Rutigliano: Born 1978.  Had the following son:

 

 

[a] Jacob Anthony Rutigliano: Born 1993.

 

Jocelyn married Jason Tanner and had the following children:

 

[b] Jonathon Tanner.

 

[c] Joshua Tanner: Born 2003.

 

[d] Jaelyn Tanner: (female) Born October 2008.  Died 2 hours after birth.

 

[2] Jeffery Scott Rutigliano: Born 1979/80.  Married Tara Keller and had the following children:

 

[a] Marcello Rutigliano: Born 2000.

 

[b] Angello Rutigliano: Born 2003.

 

[c] Vincenzo Rutigliano: Born 2006.

 

[b. Kathleen Marie DuPre: Born 1963.  Married Carl Floyd Seery (b. 1957) in 1979 and had the following children:

 

[1] Carla Marie Seery: Born 1982/78.  Had the following children:

 

[a] Nykolas Seery: Born 2000.

 

[b] Nolan Seery: Born 2002.

 

[c] Natalya Seery: Born 2006.

 

[2] Kylie-Jo Seery: Born 1983.  Married Lance Kachermyer and had the following daughter:

 

[a] Kylin America Kachermyer: Born 2012.

 

[c. Laurie Vi DuPre: Born 1964.  Married Harvey Platt Kalson, son of Dr. Charles Magoon and Susan (Platt) Kalson of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and had the following children:

 

[1] Westley Daniel Kalson.

 

[2] Aanika Emily-Joy Kalson: Named partially in honor of her gr-gr-grandmother, Emily Elizabeth (McCallops) Swain.

 

[d. Wayne James DuPre: Born 1971.  Had the following children:

 

[1] Jenicca Lyn DuPre: Born 1993.

 

[2] Alec James Haas DuPre: Born 1998.

 

[3] Reese Anne DuPre: Born 2009.

 

Sharon and James were divorced in 1970.  Sharon Marie (Smith) DuPre married (2nd) Lewis "Louie" Seery in 1983 and in 2000 resided in New York.

 

[3. Walter Lee Smith: Married (1st) Cynthia Pilon in 1968; they were divorced in 1976.  Walter married (2nd) Sandra Lee Reynolds in 1947 and resided in New York.  Walter and Sandra had the following children:

 

[a. Rebecca Lee Smith: Born 1969.

 

[b. Lucian Walter Smith: Born 1971.

 

[4. SueAnn Smith: Born 1949.  Married Ralph Johnson (b. 1944) in 1969 and resided in New York.

 

[5. Mary Elizabeth Smith: Born 1953.  Married Frank G. Chavez (b. 1952) in 1980 and resided in California.  Mary and Frank had the following son:

 

[a. Mateo F. Chavez: Born 1984.

 

[6. Harold Charles Smith: Born 1954.  Married Margaret "Peggy" L. Tayler (b. 1949) in 1984 and in 2000 resided at Brownville, Jefferson County, New York.  Harold and Margaret had the following daughter:

 

[a. Amanda Lee Smith: Born 1979.

 

(c) Bruce Earl Swain: (photos) (more info) Born 17 April 1925 at Champion, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 3 April 2011 at home in Deer River, Lewis County, New York from complications of heart disease; interred Deer River Cemetery.  Completed 8th grade at Champion, New York.  Employed last as a feed and lime deliverer for GLF (was a co-worker of George Edgar Drake (12)).  Married Shirley Mae Hulbert (photos) (b. 11 Dec 1925, d. at home 3 Jul 2009; interred with Bruce), daughter of Harry C. and Martha A. (Clarke) Hulbert, on 2 October 1944 and resided at Great Bend, New York.  After retirement moved to Deer River, New York.  Shirley graduated at age 16 from Lowville Academy, Lowville, Lewis County, New York and subsequently earned a degree majoring in nutrition from Canton Agricultural and Technical Institute, Canton, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Bruce and Shirley had the following children:

 

[1. Donald "Don" Bruce Swain: (photos) (more info) Born 30 April 1945.  Died 22 February 2002 at the Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York from complications of diffuse scleroderma, a hardening of tissue; interred Tylerville Cemetery, Rutland Township, Jefferson County.  Employed as a dairy farmer, first on his maternal grandparents' farm at Deer River, New York, and then on his own farm at Tylerville.  Married Susan "Sue" Sarah Mulvaney (more info) (b. 1948), daughter of Rayfield Mulvaney of Carthage, New York in 1966 at St. James Catholic Church, Carthage, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York and had the following children:

 

[a. Brian John Swain: Born 1967 in a hospital, either Carthage or Watertown.  Married Betty (?), daughter of Donna (?), and had the following children:

 

[1] Jeffery Patrick Swain: Born 2007.

 

[2] Gabriel Swain: Born 2009.

 

[3] Emma Swain: Born 2011.

 

[b. Michael "Mike" Joseph Swain: Born 1968 in a hospital, either Carthage or Watertown.  In 2012 not married.

 

[c. Dawn Elizabeth Swain: (more info) Born 1972 in a hospital, either Carthage or Watertown.  Married Michael Breyette of Copenhagen, New York and had the following daughter:

 

[1] Megan Breyette: Born 2008.

 

Following Donald's death, Susan continued to reside on their farm at Tylerville and was employed in Watertown.

 

[2. Dennis “Denni” Alan Swain: (photos) (more info) Born 1950.  Married Katherine "Kassey" Edith Chapkin of Long Island, New York in 1972 on Long Island and had the following son:

 

[a. Justin Dennis Swain: (more info) Born 1973 in Maryland; 8 lbs, 6 oz.  Most of his primary education in New Mexico, but graduated from high school at Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.  Then educated as a registered nurse at St. Joseph's School of Nursing, Syracuse, New York and subsequently employed in that capacity at a nursing home in Albany, New York.  Resides at Albany.  Married Carol Ann (?) of Barbados, a physician, in about 2009.  No children.

 

[3. Kaye Marie Swain: (photos) (more info) Born 1953 at Carthage Hospital, Carthage, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  In 2012 had been employed as a dental assistant for several dentists for 41 years.  Married Michael Kenneth Washburn (photos) (more info) (b. 1953 at Rochester, Monroe Co. Ny), son of Kenneth C. Washburn (who also had son John, in 1973 at Woolworth Memorial United Methodist Church (photos), Great Bend, New York, with Reverends Elizabeth Mowry and James Dickinson officiating.  Michael was employed as an E & I technician in northern New York paper mills, then as an E & I technician for an international corporation, working at numerous locations overseas.  Kaye and Michael had the following son:

 

[a. Cody Michael Washburn: Born 1980 at the House of the Good Samaritan Hospital, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Graduated 1998 from Carthage Central High School, Carthage, New York.  Subsequently graduated from Alfred University (south of Rochester, NY) with a BS degree majoring in electrical engineering.  Then graduated 2 years later from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester with an MS degree in nano technology engineering.  Then was accepted for an internship with the US Department of Energy at Sandia Labs, Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he was subsequently employed working in the field of electronics miniturization.  Married Ryann Fisher, daughter of Louis and Lorie (?) Fisher of Fort Edwards, New York (near Glens Falls), in 2009 at Saint Lucia, a sovereign island nation in the eastern Caribbean Sea.  Ryann graduated from Fort Edwards High School and earned a BS degree from Clarkson University, Canton, St. Lawrence County, New York.  She also earned an MS degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.  She was subsequently employed at Sandia Labs, New Mexico in the environmental field.

 

[1] Aspin Kylie Washburn: Born 2011 at Presbyterian Hospital, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

[4. David Charles Swain: (photos) (more info) Born 1958 at Carthage Hospital, Carthage, New York.  Married (1st) Julie Elaine Hutchins, daughter of Joseph Hutchins of Flemmington, New Jersey, in 1976 at the Woolworth Memorial United Methodist Church (photos), Great Bend, New York and had the following daughter:

   

[a. Heather Eileen Swain: (more info) Born 1976 at Fort Lewis, Washington.  Resided in New York.  Married (1st) Steven Mitchell and had the following children:

 

[1] Cadance/Candance Mitchell: Born 2005 in New York.

 

[2] Abigail Mitchell: Born 2007 in New York.

 

Steven and Heather (Swain) Mitchel were subsequently divorced.

 

David and Julie (Hutchins) Swain were subsequently divorced.  David married (2nd) Ramona Arlene Peters (more info) (b. 1953) in 1985 and resided at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

   

(2) Mabel Mae McCallops: (photos) (more info) Born 4 December 1891.  Died February 1983, age 91, at Carthage, Jefferson County, New York; interred Sunnyside Cemetery, Great Bend, Champion Township, New York.

 

1910 US Census: Mabel McCallops, age 18 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and her husband, Fred McCallops, age 34 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a laborer in a pulp mill, resided in the household headed by Mabel’s father (and Fred's half-brother), Samuel McCallops, age 57 (b. NYS) in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Mabel had been married once and had had 1 child, still alive.  Fred had also been married once.  The household also included Mabel's son, Grandy McCallops, age 1 year and 2 months; and Mabel's mother, Hattie McCallops, age 48 (b. NYS).

 

1920 US Census: Fred McCallops, age 46 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a day laborer in a paper mill, was heading a household on the Felts Mills & Champion to Great Bend Road, Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mabel McCallops, age 28 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); son, Landis McCallops, age 10 (b. NYS); and son, Charles McCallops, age 9 (b. NYS).

 

1925 NYS Census: Fred E. McCallops, age 50, was heading a household in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mable M. McCallops, age 33; son, Landis E. McCallops, age 16; son, Charles E. McCallops, age 14; and mother-in-law, Hattie A. McCallops, age 63. (pgs 7 & 8)

 

1930 US Census: No record found for Fred and Mabel; probably resided with Hattie (Drake) McCallops, as they did in 1935 and 40.  Similarly, no record found for Hattie (Drake) McCallops.

 

1940 US Census: Fred E. McCallops, age 66 (b. NYS) and employed as a fireman in a paper mill [maintained fires in boilers], was heading a household in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 5th grade, and his residence was valued at $700.  The household also included his wife, Mabel McCallops, age 48 (b. NYS), who had completed 8th grade; and mother-in-law, Hattie McCallops, age 77 (b. NYS) and widowed, who had completed 5th grade.  They resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.

 

Mabel McCallops resided with her parents in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York before marrying Frederick “Fred” Edward (McCallops) Salmons (more info) (b. 1 Aug 1873 at Carthage, d. 10 Mar 1953 (age 79 yrs, 7 mo., 9 days) from complications of heart disease at the Carthage Hospital; interred Great Bend Cemetery) (more info), biological son of Samuel M. and Mary (Dyer) McCallops of Carthage and (likely) the adoptive son of Jerome and Dorothy (Flint) Salmons, on 17 June 1908 (with Fred age 32 and Mabel age 16) in the parsonage of the Great Bend Methodist Church with Reverend Joseph W. Barrett officiating.  After marriage they resided on a farm about 1 mile outside Great Bend, Jefferson County, New York.

 

Fred grew up in Carthage, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York and attended Carthage schools.  For reasons that aren't clear, he resided for a period of time in the Jefferson County orphanage on outer State Street in Watertown, New York.  It appears he may have been adopted by Jerome and Dorothy (Flint) Salmons, since Fred listed them as his parents when registering to marry Mabel McCallops, though Fred's obituary does not mention the Salmons.  Following school Fred (McCallops) Salmons worked on farms in Jefferson County, including, it appears, the farm of Samuel E. McCallops, his half brother, near Great Bend, where he met Mabel.  Subsequently became a fireman tending boilers in the Sherman Paper Company at Great Bend, where he worked 32 years (until 1944, when the mill closed).  He then took up a similar occupation at near-by Camp Drum until his retirement in 1946.  In 1944 they resided on Route 3 near Carthage.  After Fred’s death, Mabel resided for several years with her daughter-in-law, Alice.  Later she resided with her granddaughter, Carol Fuller.

 

Fred E. and Mabel Mae (McCallops) McCallops had the following children:

 

(a) Landis Edmund McCallops: (photos) (more info) Referred to as “Grandy” in 1910.  Born 17 February 1909.  Died 2 April 1945, age 38 (killed in action) in Germany during World War II (private first class in the 318th Infantry); gravestone in Sunnyside Cemetery, Great Bend, Champion Township, New York.  Resided in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Employed at the nearby Great Bend Paper Company.

 

1930 US Census: No record found for Landis or his parents.

 

1930 US Census: Alice M. Mattison, age 19, single, and employed as a sales lady in a 5 & 10 cent store, was lodging with her sister, Grace M. Mattison (age 41, single, employed as a sales lady in a department store) in the household headed by Allie M. Brierton (age 46, widowed, m. 1st age 21) at 947 Franklin Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included Allie's son, Carlton E. Brierton (age 18, single); and daughter, Erma A. Brierton (age 16, single).

 

1940 US Census: Landis McCallops, age 31 (b. NYS) and employed as a finisher in a paper mill, was heading a household at 31 Mill Street in the Village of Great Bend, Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He rented his dwelling and had completed 4 years of high school.  The household also included his wife, Alice McCallops, age 30 (b. NYS), who had completed 3 years of high school; daughter, Joyce McCallops, age 3 (b. NYS); and daughter, Carol McCallops, age 1 (b. NYS).

 

Landis McCallops married Alice Marion Mattison/Matteson (photos) (b. 16 Jun 1910, d. Nov 1983, age 73; interred Sunnyside Cem., Great Bend, NY), sister of Stella V. (Mattison) Briant, the wife of Louis Philip Briant, on a Sunday in February.  Alice resided in Great Bend, Jefferson County, New York.

 

Landis Edmund and Alice (Matteson) McCallops had the following children:

 

[1. Joyce Ann McCallops: (photos) (more info) Born 1936.  Graduated from Carthage High School in 1953 and the House of the Good Samaritan School of Nursing, Watertown, New York.  Married Ronald Chester Clemons, son of Edward and Ina (?) Clemons of West Carthage, Jefferson County, New York (who also had a son, Harry), on 7 July 1956 in the Woolworth Memorial Methodist Church (photos), Great Bend, Jefferson County, New York.  Ronald graduated from West Carthage High School in 1953 and, at the time of marriage, was employed by the D. K. Briggs feed mill in Great Bend.  He was subsequently employed by the Champion International Corporation (previously: St Regis Paper Company), Deferiet, Jefferson County, New York, where Joyce was also employed as the Company Nurse.  Joyce and Ronald had the following children:

 

[a. Karen R. Clemons: In 2013 was employed as a school teacher in New York, where she resided with her husband, David R. Ellsworth, Jr.

 

[b. Mary Clemons: Married (?) Green and resided at Barnes Corners, Jefferson County, New York.

 

[c. Sandra Clemons: Married (?) Alwood and resided at Whitney Point, Chenango County, New York.

 

[d. Jeanette Clemons: Married (?) Bush and resided at Carthage, Jefferson County, New York.

 

[e. Ronald Allen Clemons: Born 29 September 1975 with Down Syndrome.  Died 19 March 2013 in a hospital in Florida from complications of a respiratory infection.  Resided with his parents in New York.

 

[2. Carol Jean McCallops: Born 1938.  Graduate of Carthage High School.  Married Wayne C. Fuller (b. 1936) and in 2013 resided in New York.  Carol and Wayne had the following children:

 

[a. Landis B. Fuller: Born 1952.  Married Cheryl Potter (b. 19 Jan 1953) on 4 September 1971 and had the following children:

 

[1] Dianne Mae Fuller: Born 1974.

 

[2] Mathew James Fuller: Born 1976.

 

[3] Jennifer Lee Fuller: Born 1979.

 

[b. Deborah Fuller: Born 1957.  Married Michael Gates (b. 1 May ??) on 26 April 1977 and had the following children:

 

[1] Andrew Gates.

 

[2] Sarah Gates.

 

[3. Jerry Edmund McCallops: Born 1943.  In 2013 resided in New York.  Married Marjorie “Margie” A. (Colton) (b. 12 Feb 1945, d. 12 May 2008; interred Sunnyside Cemetery, Great Bend, NY), daughter of George Everett and Florence Rosella (Carrera) Colton (b. 24 Sep 1912, d. 14 Nov 1991 in McKee Medical Cntr, Loveland, CO), and had the following children:

 

[a. Levi McCallops.

 

[b. Barbara McCallops.

 

[c. Lori A. McCallops.

 

(b) Charles Earl McCallops: (photos) Born 30 June 1910 in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 11/12 June 1991, age 80, at Lowville, Lewis County, New York; interred Sunnyside Cemetery, Great Bend, New York.

 

1930 US Census: No record found for Charles or his parents.

 

1940 US Census: Charles McCallops, age 29 (b. NYS) and employed as a laborer in a paper mill, was heading a household in Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 3 years of high school.  The household also included his wife, Grace McCallops, age 26 (b. NYS), who had completed 2 years of high school.  On 1 April 1935 Charles resided elsewhere in rural Jefferson County, New York; Grace resided in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York. 

 

Charles McCallops married (1st) Grace Mary Briant (photos) (more info) (b. 26 Dec 1913 in Evans Mills, N.Y., d. 26 Mar 1962 – suicide; interred Sunnyside Cemetery), daughter of Louis Philip and Estella (Mattison) Briant and niece of Mary Arvilla (Briant) Drake, on 30 June 1936 at the Woolworth Memorial Methodist Church (photos), Great Bend, Jefferson County, New York.  They resided on the Great Bend to Champion road, Jefferson County, New York.  No children.

 

Charles McCallops married (2nd) Elizabeth A. (Boyce) Blade (b. 14 Jan 1907 at Natural Bridge, Wilna Twp, Jefferson Co., NY, d. abt 11 Jul 1989 at Carthage, Wilna Twp, Jefferson Co., NY), daughter of Charles and Amelia (Patchin) Boyce, who married (1st) Earl E. Blade.

 

About 1884 Melissa J. Drake married Alexander Frazier/Frasier/Fraser (b. May 1866 in NYS).  In 1900, with husband, Alexander in her household, Melissa reported having had 1 child, who was no longer alive.  However, in 1910, with Alexander not in her household, Melissa was reported as having been married once for 30 years (still married; not widowed) and having had 5 children, 2 of whom were still alive.  One would expect from the 1900 Census that in 1910 she would have been married 26 years.  However, the number of living children is consistent with her 1915 obituary, which reported 2 surviving children: "Mrs. Hattie McCallops and one other;" the obit did not mention a marriage, so, by that time (1915) she, and her daughter, Hattie, must have been somewhat estranged from Alexander and the other child - so much so that Hattie and, presumably her uncle, Martin (likely the authors of Melissa's obituary) named neither Alexander or the other surviving child in Melissa's obituary.  It is not clear if any of Melissa's children were fathered by Alexander Frazier.

 

Melissa's obituary indicates in 1907 she moved from Carthage (Wilna Twp), New York to reside with her brother, Martin James Drake in the Village of Black River (Rutland Twp), New York.  However, in 1910 Melissa resided with her 1st cousin, James Gamble and his family in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York. 

  

(3. Susan M. Drake (Gay #1126)

 

Susan was born approximately 1844 in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1850 US Census: Born in New York State.  Six years old.  Living with parents and in school in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1860 US Census: 16 years old.  Living with parents in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Employed sewing.

 

(4. William Drake (Gay #1127)

 

Born 1846 in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Appears to have died young.

 

1850 US Census: Born in New York State.  Four years old.  Living with parents in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1855 US Census: No record found.  Would have been about 9 years old.

 

1860 US Census: No record found.  Would have been about 14 years old.

 

(5. George Drake #1

 

Born 1850 in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Appears to have died young (not mentioned in the 1855 NYS Census).

 

1850 US Census: George Drake, age 2 months (b. NYS), resided with his parents in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1855 NYS Census: George Drake was not enumerated with his parents and siblings in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1860 & 1870 US Censuses:  No record found.  Would have been about 10 years old, but did not reside with his parents in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Appears to have died before 1856, when George E. Drake was born.

 

(6. Martin James Drake (photos) (more info) (Gay #1128) Born 3 January 1853 at Felts Mills, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 22 March 1926 from complications of a stroke.

 

1855 NYS Census: Martin Drake, age 2 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), resided with his parents in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1860 US Census: Martin Drake, age 7 (b. NYS) and in school, resided with his parents and in Rutland Township (Felts Mills Post Office), Jefferson County, New York.

 

1870 US Census: Martin Drake, age 18 (b. NYS), with no occupation recorded, resided with his parents in Rutland Township (Rutland Post Office), Jefferson County, New York. (enumerated 22 Jul 1870)

 

Note: Of interest, there was also a Martin Drake, age 17 (b. NYS), with no occupation recorded, enumerated in the household headed by William Bundy, age 37 (b. NYS) and employed as a day laborer, in Rutland Township (Rutland Post Office), Jefferson County, New  York.  That household also included William's wife, Margaret Bundy, age 35 (b. NYS; son, Matthew Bundy, age 16 (b. NYS); daughter, Elizabeth Bundy, age 11 (b. NYS); and son, Henry C. Bundy, age 4 (b. NYS). (enumerated 18 Jul 1870)

 

1875 NYS Census: Marriages in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York in the year ending 1 June 1875: last entry, Martin J. Drake, age 24 and single to Mary Eaves, age 18 and single, on 14 February at Black River, Jefferson County officiated by an ME clergyman.

 

1875 NYS Census: Martin J. Drake, age 23 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mary J. Drake, age 19 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and Mary's sister, Milla Eaves, age 14 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and single.

 

1880 US Census: Marten J. Drake, age 27 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a laborer, was heading a household in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mary Drake, age 23 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS).

 

1900 US Census: Martin J. Drake, age 43 (b. Jan 1857 in NYS; parents b.  NYS) and employed as a steamster, was heading a household on Remington Street in the Village of Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had a mortgage on his residence.  The household also included his wife of 24 years, Mary J. Drake, age 38 (b. Sep 1861 in NYS; parents b. NYS), who had had 5 children, 3 of whom were still alive; daughter, Eva E. Drake, age 13 (b. May 1887 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and in school; and Howard S. Drake, age 10 (b. May 1890 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and in school.

 

Note:  Ages and dates of birth listed for Martin and Mary do not agree with prior or later US Census records.  It would appear Martin should be about age 47 and Mary should be about age 43, but both are recorded as 4 to 5 years younger.

 

1905 NYS Census: Martin J. Drake, age 52, was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mary J. Drake, age 47; daughter, Eva L. Drake, age 19; and son, Howard S. Drake, age 15.

 

1910 US Census: Martin J. Drake, age 57 (b. NYS; parents b. VT) and employed as a teamster in a pulp mill, was heading a household on Remington Street in the Village of Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He owned his residence free and clear.  The household also included his wife of 37 years, Mary J. Drake, age 53 (b. English-speaking Canada; father b. English-speaking Canada; mother b. NYS), who immigrated to the US in 1871, had been married once, and had had 5 children, 3 of whom were still alive.  Of interest, the household headed by his son, Howard S. Drake, age 20, was enumerated next door; and the household headed by his son-in-law, Arthur Van Patten, age 28, was enumerated 2 doors away.

 

1915 NYS Census: Martin Drake, age 62, was heading a household at 142 Remington Street in the Village of Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mary Drake, age 58; and son, Howard Drake, age 25 (Howard's wife was not enumerated in that household).

 

1920 US Census: Martin Drake, age 67 (b. NYS; father b. VT; mother b. NYS) and employed as a laborer in a pulp mill, was heading a household at 142 Remington Street in the Village of Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He owned his residence with a mortgage.  The household also included his wife, Mary J. Drake, age 63 (b. Canada; father b. England; mother b. NYS), who immigrated to the US in 1869; son, Howard Drake, age 30 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. English-speaking Canada), married, and employed doing odd jobs; and Howard's daughter, Margaret Drake, age 8 (b. NYS).  No record of Howard's wife in the household.

 

1925 NYS Census: Martin Drake, age 71, was boarding in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

At age 21 Martin Drake married Mary Jane Eves/Eaves (photos) (b. 9 Sep 1857 in English-speaking Canada, d. 17 Jan 1923; interred Black River Cem., Jefferson Co., NY), age 18, on 14 Feb 1875 in a Methodist-Episcopal ceremony at Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York State (1875 NYS Census marriage record).  Mary immigrated to the United States in 1869, though in 1865 she resided with her parents in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York; her father was born in England and her mother was born in New York State.  Martin and Mary resided in North Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York (where Martin's father resided) until after 1890, when they moved to the Village of Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County.

 

Martin J. and Mary Jane (Eves) Drake had the following children:

 

(a. Carrie E. Drake: Born 10 December 1875.  Died 27 November 1876.

 

(b. Bertha Mae Drake: Born 1 October 1877.  Died 11 September 1879.

 

(c. Lillia “Lily” Belle Drake: (photos) (Gay #1248) Born 21 September 1880 (also seen: 1 Oct 1877).  Died 1 July 1952; interred Black River Cemetery, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1880 US Census: Edward H. Wesson, age 35 (b. AR; father b. VA; mother b. NC) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Jefferson Township, Ouachita County, Arkansas.  The household also included his wife, Buna V. Wesson, age 32 (b. TN; father b. VA; mother b. NC); daughter, Zola C. Wesson, age 10 (b. TN; father b. VA; mother b. AR); son, Joel M. Wesson, age 8 (b. AR; father b. VA; mother b. AR); and son, Altheas L. Wesson, age 4 (b. AR; father b. VA; mother b. AR).

 

1900 US Census: Joel M. Wesson, age 28 (b. Oct 1871 in AR; father b. AR; mother b. MS) and employed as a pulp maker, was heading a household in the Village of Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 2 years, Lillie B. Wesson, age 20 (b. Sep 1879 in NYS; parents b. NYS), who had had 1 child, still alive; and daughter, Alburna Wesson, age 1 (b. Mar 1899 in NYS; father b. AR; mother b. NYS).

 

1905 NYS Census: (from transcribed note cards) Josep M. Wesson, age 33, was heading a household on Cemetery Street in the Village of Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Lillia B. Wesson, age 24; daughter, Albuna M. Wesson, age 6; and daughter, Mary E. Wesson, age 2.

 

1910 US Census: Joel M. Wesson, age 38 (b. AR; father b. AR; mother b. MS) and employed as mill boss in a pulp mill, was heading a household on Remington Street in the Village of Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 12 years, Lily B. Wesson, age 29 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. English-speaking Canada), who had been married once and had had 2 children, both still alive; daughter, Abbuna M. Wesson, age 11 (b. NYS); and daughter, Mary E. Wesson, age 7 (b. NYS).

 

1915 NYS Census: Joseph Wesson, age 43, was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Lilie Wesson, age 35; daughter, Alburna Wesson, age 16; and daughter, Mary Wesson, age 13.

 

1920 US Census: Joel Wesson, age 48 (b. AR; father b. AR; mother b. MS) and employed doing ground work for the United Paperboard Company, was heading a household in the City of Lockport, Niagara County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Lilie Wesson, age 39 (b. NYS); and daughter, Viola Wesson, age 2 (b. NYS).

 

Note: Viola was actually the granddaughter of Joel and Lilie (Drake) Wesson (likely the daughter of James and Albuna (Wesson) Hughes, born about 2 years before James and Albuna were married)  In the 1930 Census Viola was initially enumerated as Viola Hughes, but that was lined out, making her Viola Wesson.  From birth Viola was raised as the daughter of Joel and Lilie Wesson, and in support of that story, perhaps Viola is the reason Joel and Lilie briefly moved to Lockport, New York.

 

1930 US Census: Joseph M. Wesson, age 57 (b. AR; father b. AR; mother b. VA) and employed as a section hand for the steam railroad, was heading a household at 142 Remington Street in the Village of Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He married 1st at age 26, and his residence was valued at $1,500.  The household also included his wife, Lillie B. Wesson, age 49 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. English-speaking Canada), who married 1st at age 17; and daughter, Viola M. Wesson (surname Hughes lined out), age 12 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. perhaps English-speaking Canada (it appears "New" was written first, and "Canada" was written over it, followed by English)).

 

1940 US Census: Joel Wesson, age 68 (b. AR), with no occupation recorded, was heading a household at 100 Huntington Street in the Village of Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 5th grade.  The household also included his wife, Lillia Wesson, age 59 (b. NYS), who had completed 8th grade.  On 1 April 1935 they resided in rural Jefferson County, New York.

 

Lilla Drake married Joel/Joseph Madison Wesson (b. 1 Oct 1871 in AR; interred with Lily), son of Edward H. (b. abt 1845 in AR) and Buna V. (?) Wesson (b. abt 1848 in TN), about 1898 and resided in the house next to the pulp mill in the Village of Black River, Jefferson County, New York.  When that house burned Lilly and her family moved next door to reside with her sister, Eva.  Lilly and Joel had the following children:

 

(1) Albuna M. Wesson: Born 4 March 1899 at Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 20 December 1993 at Massena, St. Lawrence County, New York; interred Black River Cemetery, Black River.

 

1920 US Census: James Hughes, age 29 (b. English-speaking Canada; parents b. French-speaking Canada) and employed as a papermaker in a paper mill, was heading a household at 515 Curtis Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New  York.  He immigrated to the US in 1914 and was still an alien.  The household also included his wife, Albuna Hughes, age 20 (b. NYS; father b. AR; mother b. NYS).

 

1930 US Census: Mortimer Hughes, age (not recorded) (b. English-speaking Canada; parents b. English-speading Canada) and employed as a papermaker in a paper mill, was heading a household on Main Street in the Village of Glen Park, Brownville Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He immigrated to the US in 1915, and his residence was valued at $2,000.  The household also included his wife, Albuna Hughes, age (not recorded) (b. NYS; father b. AR; mother b. NYS).

 

1940 US Census: Albuna M. Hughes, age 40 (b. NYS) and married, was a patient in St. Lawrence State Hospital (Dept of Mental Hygiene) in City of Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York.  She had completed 1 year of high school.  On 1 April 1935 she resided in the same city.

 

1940 US Census: James M. Hughes, age 49 (b. English-speaking Canada) and employed as a foreman in a paper mill, was heading a single-person household in the Village of Glen Park, Brownville Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 8th grade, and his residence was valued at $1,500.  On 1 April 1935 he resided in the same house.

 

Albuna Wesson married James Mortimer Hughes (b. abt 1891 in English-speaking Canada) in 1919.  He had immigrated to the US in 1915.  It appears Albuna and James, had the following daughter about 2 years before they married:

 

(a) Viola M. (Hughes) Wesson: (SSN: 097-22-1878) Born 26 April 1917 in New York.  Died 5 June 2000, age 83, at Firelands Community Hospital, Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio; cremated remains interred in Scott Union Cemetery, Huron, Erie County, Ohio.  Raised as the daughter of Joseph and Lillia (Drake) Wesson, perhaps her grandparents.  Resided last in the City of Huron, Erie County, Ohio.

 

1920 US Census: Bert M. Stevens, age 40 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Ellisburg Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Lucy M. Stevens, age 39 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); son, Kenneth C. Stevens, age 18 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a farm laborer; son, Olin H. Stevens, age 16 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a farm laborer; son, Gordon A. Stevens, age 14 (b. NYS); son, Paul L. Stevens, age 8 (b. NYS); and son, Alberto A. Stevens, age 5 (b. NYS).

 

1930 US Census: Lucy M. Stevens, age 50 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), widowed, and not employed, was heading a household at 58 North Park Street in the Village of Adams, Adams Township, Jefferson County, New York.  She married 1st at age 21, and her residence was valued at $400.  The household also included her son, Olin H. Stevens, age 26 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), single, and employed as a wheelman in the steamboat industry; son, Paul L. Stevens, age 18 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), single, and not employed; son, Alberto Stevens, age 15 (b. NYS), single, and not employed; and daughter, Ester J. Stevens, age 7 (b. NYS).

 

1940 US Census: No record of Viola Wesson found.

 

1940 US Census: Lucy Stevens, age 60 (b. NYS), widowed, and employed as a teacher of needle craft, was heading a household on Liberty Street in the Village of Adams, Adams Township, Jefferson County, New York.  She had completed 8th grade.  The household also included her son, Olin Stevens, age 35 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a sailor in the merchant marine industry, who had completed 2 years of high school; son, Albert Stevens, age 25 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a laborer, who had completed 4 years of high school; and daughter, Esther Stevens, age 17 (b. NYS), single, and a new worker, who had completed 2 years of high school.

 

Viola (Hughes) Wesson married Olin H. Stevens (SSN: 114-07-1638) (b. 20 Jan 1904 in Henderson Twp, Jefferson Co., NYS, d. 23 Mar 1991, age 87, at Providence Hospital, Sandusky, Erie Co., NY) after 1940.  Olin was employed in the ship and boat building and repairing industry.  Viola and Olin resided last at Huron, Erie County, Ohio.

 

(2) Marian "Mary" E. Wesson: Born about 1902 in New York.  Died 1925; interred Black River Cemetery, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Last record found in 1915, when she was age 13 and resided with her parents in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(d. Eva Lena Drake: (Gay #1249) (photos) (more info)

 

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Born 30 May 1886/87 in North Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 18 August 1968 at her daughter's cottage in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County from complications of heart disease (heart attack); interred Black River Cemetery on Route 3 outside the Village of Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Eva moved to Black River, New York about 1893 (age 7).

 

1900 US Census: Eva E. Drake, age 13 (b. May 1887 in NYS) and in school,  resided in the household headed by her father, Martin J. Drake, on Remington Street in the Village of Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1905 NYS Census: Eva L. Drake, age 19, resided with her parents and brother, Howard S. Drake, in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1905 NYS Census: Arthur Van Patten, age 23, was boarding in a household near the intersection of LeRay Street and Maple Avenue in the Village of Black River, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  

 

1910 US Census: Arthur Van Patten, age 28 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a pulp mill laborer, was heading a household on Remington Street in the Village of Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 3 years, Eva L. Van Patten, age 24 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. French-speaking Canada), who had married once and had had 2 children, both still alive; daughter, Edith E. Van Patten, age 2 (b. NYS); and daughter, Ruth E. Van Patten, age 3 months (b. NYS).

 

1915 NYS Census: Arthur Van Patten, age 32, was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Eva Van Patten, age 29; daughter, Edith Van Patten, age 8; daughter, Ruth Van Patten, age 5; son, Morris Van Patten, age 3; and son, Alfred Van Patten, age 1.

 

1920 US Census: Arthur Van Patten, age 37 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as an electrician in an electrical plant, was heading a household at 121 Huntington Street in the Village of Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Eva Van Patten, age 35 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. English-speaking Canada); daughter, Edith Van Patten, age 12 (b. NYS); daughter, Ruth Van Patten, age 9 (b. NYS); son, Morris Van Patten, age 7 (b. NYS); son, Alfred Van Patten, age 6 (b. NYS); and son, Frederick Van Patten, age 1 year and 2 months (b. NYS).

 

1925 NYS Census: Arthur Van Patten, age 43 (b. US), was heading a household in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Eva L. Van Patten, age 39 (b. US); daughter, Edith E. Van Patten, age 17 (b. US); daughter, Ruth E. Van Patten, age 15 (b. US); son, Morris C. Van Patten, age 13 (b. US); son, Alfred A. Van Patten, age 11 (b. US); son, Frederick W. Van Patten, age 6 (b. US); and daughter, Hazel M. Van Patten, age 2 (b. US). (pgs 5 & 6; house # 121)

 

1930 US Census: Arthur Van Patten, age 48 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a power plant operator, was heading a household at 126 Huntington Street in the Village of Black River, Jefferson County, New York.  He married 1st at age 24.  The household also included his wife, Eva L. H. Van Patten, age 43 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. Canada), who married 1st at age 20; son, Morris A. Van Patten, age 18 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a laborer for a florist; son, Alfred C. Van Patten, age 16 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a laborer for a florist; son, Frederick W. Van Patten, age 11 (b. NYS); and daughter, Hazel M. Van Patten, age 7 (b. NYS).

 

1940 US Census: Arthur Van Patten, age 58 (b. NYS) and employed as a switch board operator for a public utility, was heading a household in the Village of Black River, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 8th grade.  The household also included his wife, Eva Van Patten, age 54 (b. NYS), who had completed 8th grade; son, Alfred Van Patten, age 26 (b. NYS), single, and employed in the radio service industry, who had completed 2 years of high school; son, Frederick Van Patten, age 21 (b. NYS) and single, who had completed 2 years of college; and daughter, Hazel Van Patten, age 17 and single, who had completed 3 years of high school.

 

Eva L. Drake married Arthur Frederick Van Patten (photos) (more info) (b. 20 Jan 1882 at East Pitcairn, St. Lawrence Co., NY, d. 20 Oct 1962, age 80, at home in the Village of Black River, Rutland Twp, Jefferson Co., NY from complications of bladder cancer; interred with Eva), son of Frederick Adam and Ellen (Loop) Van Patten, on 29 May 1906 in the parsonage of the State Street (later named Asbury) Methodist Church, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

At age 17 (1899) Arthur moved from St. Lawrence County to Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York, where he initially worked for the H. C. Dexter chair factory.  Subsequently employed as a teamster for the Clark S. Merriman Company, and after that at the Black River paper pulp mill.  Finally became an operator in local power plants, where he worked 41 years, retiring in 1947.  From 1927 resided at 126 Remington (now Huntington) Street, Black River.

 

Arthur and Eva (Drake) Van Patten resided at 162 West Remington Street in the Village of Black River and had the following children:

 

(1) Edith Ellen Van Patten: (photos) (more info) Born 7 June 1907 at Carthage, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York (also seen: b. Rutland Twp, Jefferson Co., NY).  Died 7 December 1981 at Black River, Rutland Township (also seen: d. in the nearby City of Watertown, likely a hospital there), Jefferson County; interred Black River Cemetery on Route 3 outside the Village of Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1920 US Census: William Henderson, age 52 (b. NYS; father b. English-speaking Canada; mother b. NYS) and employed as a paper mill worker, was heading a household in Canton Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mary Henderson, age 42 (b. NYS); son, Edmond Henderson, age 17 (b. NYS), single, and not employed ; daughter, Thelma Henderson, age 16 (b. NYS), single, and not employed; son, Ralph Henderson, age 14 (b. NYS); daughter, Reta Henderson, age 12 (b. NYS); daughter, Mary Henderson, age 10 (b. NYS); son, Lynn Henderson, age 8 years and 1 month (b. NYS); daughter, Clara Henderson, age 7 years and 1 month (b. NYS); and son, William Henderson, age 3 years and 7 months (b. NYS).

 

1930 US Census: Edward Henderson, age 27 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a building carpenter, was heading a household at 734 West End Avenue in the Village of Carthage, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He married 1st at age 26.  The household also included his wife, Edith Henderson, age 22 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 21; son, Edward Henderson, age 6 months (b. NYS); daughter, Clarice Henderson, age 1 year and 6 months (b. NYS); father, William Henderson, age 63 (b. NYS; father b. English-speaking Canada; mother b. NYS) and employed as  a mechanic in a flour mill, who married 1st at age 35; and mother, Mary Henderson, age 51 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 23.

 

1940 US Census: Edward Henderson, age 37 (b. NYS) and employed as a laborer in a paper mill, was heading a household at 105 E. Dexter Street in the Village of Black River, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 2 years of high school.  The household also included his wife, Edith Henderson, age 32 (b. NYS), who had completed 7th grade; daughter, Clarice Henderson, age 11 (b. NYS); son, Edward Henderson, age 10 (b. NYS); daughter, Marjorie Henderson, age 8 (b. NYS); and daughter, Phyllis Henderson, age 7 (b. NYS).  They resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.

 

Edith Van Patten married Edward "Ed" Eli Henderson (photos) (b. 1 Sep 1902 in Parishville Twp, St. Lawrence Co., NY, d. 11 Oct 1994, age 92, at Black River, Rutland Twp, Jefferson Co., NY; interred with Edith) on 15 September 1928 in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York and subsequently resided in the Village of Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Edith and Edward had the following children:

 

(a) Clarice Vivian Henderson: (photos) Born 2 October 1928 at Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 5 August 2001, age 72, at Cortland, Cortland County, New York; interred there in Scott Union Cemetery.  Married Donald Bierce Norton, Jr. (b. 30 Mar 1923 at Cortland, Cortland Co., NY, d. 5 Feb 1997), son of Donald Bierce, Sr. and Ruth (Hall) Norton (b. 16 Jul 1902 at Groton, Tompkins Co., NY, d. 26 Aug 1948 at Homer, Cortland Co., NY), about 1950 and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

[1. Constance R. Norton: Married (?) Gill.

 

[2. Deborah R. Norton: Married (?) Coats.

 

[3. Victoria L. Norton: Married (?) Rogers.

 

[4. Wendy M. Norton: Married (?) Sherman.

 

[5. Robert E. Norton.

 

[6. Donald B. Norton, III.

 

[7. Jason A. Norton.

 

(b) Edward “Ed” Eli Henderson, Jr.: Born 16 October 1929 at Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 27 September 1986.  Never married.

 

(c) Marjorie "Margie"/"Marge" E. Henderson: (photos) Born 20 July 1931 at Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 17 February 2019, age 87, at Centre Crest Nursing Home, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania.  Married Paul W. Brown, Jr. in February 1923 and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

[1. Linda Brown: Married Carl ripka and in 2019 resided in Pennsylvania.

 

[2. Steven Brown: Married Cindy (?) and in 2019 resided in Pennsylvania.

 

[3. Paul e. Brown: In 2019 resided in Connecticut.

 

(d) Phyllis “Philly” J. Henderson: (photos) Born 1933 at Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Kenneth H. O’Connell (b. 5 Feb 1933 at Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY, d. 19 Dec 1997 at Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson Co., NY; interred there in Black River Cem.), son of Kenneth S. (b. 1906) and Thelma A. (Myers) O'Connell (b. 23 Aug 1910 at Felts Mills, d. 1985 at Carthage, NY), and had at least the following son:

 

[1. Mark O'Connell: Married Laurie (?).

 

(2) Ruth Edna Van Patten: (photos) Born 20 January 1910 at Black River, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 4 March 2010, age 100, at Sitrin Nursing Home, New Hartford, Oneida County, New York; interred Crown Hill Memorial Park, Kirkland Township, Oneida County.

 

1930 US Census: No record found; married 18 January 1930.

 

1940 US Census: John Mason, age 38 (b. NYS) and employed as railroad station operator, was heading a household at 115 ½ Thomas Street in the City of Utica, Oneida County, New York.  He had completed 1 year of high school.  The household also included his wife, Ruth Mason, age 30 (b. NYS), who completed 2 years of high school; and son, Paul Mason, age 9 (b. NYS).  On 1 April 1935 they resided at Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

Ruth Van Patten married John Francis Mason (photos) (b. 17 Jul 1901 at Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY, d. 2 Apr 1987 in NY; interred with Ruth) on 18 January 1930 at Tupper Lake, Franklin County, New York and resided at Utica, Oneida County, New York.  Ruth and John had the following children:

 

(a) Paul Arthur Mason: (photos) Born 1931 in Geneva Township, Ontario County, New York.  Attended Utica Free Academy.  Married Johann Alice Hughes (photos) (b. 17 Feb 1938 at St. Luke's Hospital, Utica, Oneida Co., NY) about 1956 and resided in New York.  Johann graduated from Utica Free Academy.  Paul and Johann had the following children:

 

[1. Steven "Steve" John Mason: Born 1957 at Faxton Hospital, Utica, Oneida County, New York.  Employed as a corrections officer.  Married Tami Hall and had the following children:

 

[a. John Robert Mason: Born 1984 at St. Luke's Hospital, Utica, Oneida County, New York.  In 2012 not married.

 

[b. Michael Scott Mason: Born 1988 at St. Luke's Hospital, Utica, Oneida County, New York.  In 2012 not married.

 

[2. Linda Christine Mason: Born 1958 at Faxton Hospital, Utica, Oneida County, New York.  Married Steven "Steve" Jones of Utica, who was employed by Teal's Trucking.  No children.

 

[3. Christine "Chrissie" Ann Mason: Born 1960 at Faxton Hospital, Utica, Oneida County, New York.  Employed by the Utica school system.  Christine and Dr. Francis Abdou of Utica, an anesthesiologist, had the following daughter:

 

[a. Johann "Jo" Marie Mason: Born 1980.  Married Jerome Mathis of Utica, who was employed as a barber, on 15 September 2012.  Johann and Jerome had the following children:

 

[1] Jerome Mathis, Jr.: Born 2007 at St. Luke's Hospital, Utica, Oneida County, New York.

 

[2] Jayce Isiah Mathis: Born 2009 at St. Luke's Hospital, Utica, Oneida County, New York.

 

[3] Christina Belle Mathis: Born 2011 at St. Luke's Hosptial, Utica, Oneida County, New York.

 

Christine Ann Mason married Anthony Schirripa of Utica, who was employed as a corrections officer.  Christine and Anthony had the following children:

 

[b. Anthony "A.J." Schirripa, Jr.: Born 1993 at St. Luke's Hospital, Utica, Oneida county, New York.

 

[c. Matthew "Matt" David Schirripa: Born 1994 at St. Luke's Hospital, Utica, Oneida County, New York.

 

Anthony and Christine (Mason) Schirripa were subsequently divorced.

 

[4. Ronald "Ronnie" Arthur Mason: Born 1963 at Faxton Hospital, Utica, Oneida County, New York.  Employed as a roofer.  Resided with his parents.  In 2012 not married.

 

[5. Debra "Debbie" Marie Mason: Born 1967 at Faxton Hospital, Utica, Oneida County, New York.  Debra and David "Dave" Cozza of Utica had the following son:

 

[a. Paul Daniel Cozza: Born 1986 at St. Luke's Hospital, Utica, Oneida County, New York.  In 2012 not married.

 

Debra Marie Mason married Frank Lyle Chandler of Utica and had the following children:

 

[b. Frank Lyle Chandler, Jr.: Born 1989 at St. Luke's Hospital, Utica, Oneida County, New York.  Married Breanna Nimey of Holland Patten, New York in 2012.

 

[c. Nicole "Nicky" Christina Chandler: Born 1990 at St. Luke's Hospital, Utica, Oneida County, New York.  In 2012 attended Brockport State College.

 

(b) John Alfred Mason: Born 22 October 1935 at Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died there 25 October 1935; interred Black River Cemetery (large brown stone near the road on the river side).

 

(3) Morris Clifton Van Patten I: (photos) (more info) Born 25 April 1912 at Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 14 March 2008, age 95, at St Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida; interred there 19 March.

 

1940 US Census: Morris Van Patten, age 27 (b. NYS) and employed as a laborer for a public utility, was heading a household in the Village of Black River, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 2 years of high school.  The household also included his wife, Genevieve Van Patten, age 22 (b. NYS), who had completed 4 years of high school; and son, Morris C. Van Patten, age 4 months.

 

Morris Van Patten married Genevieve "Gen"/"Gene" Mae Souva (photos) (b. 19 Dec 1917 at Copenhagen, Denmark Twp, Lewis Co., NY; d. 25 Aug 2013, age 95), daughter of Alphonzo Joseph and Lora Mae (Greene) Souva of Great Bend, Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York, on 8 October 1938 at Black River and resided there on Main Street.  Gen had an interest in her family's history.  Morris and Genevieve had the following children:

 

(a) Morris Carlton Van Patten II "Carl": (photos) Born 1939 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  No children; his partner: Richard Lougheed.  Both have an interest in family history.

 

(b) David Alan Van Patten: Born 1955 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Married (1st) Linda Ann Master.  Married (2nd) Frances Ray Dickinson (b. 1955 at Carteret, NC), daughter of Ledrew Walter (b. 22 Dec 1909 in NC, d. there 29 Jan 1995) and Julia Frances (Pollock) Dickinson (b. 13 Nov 1925, d. 1 Mar 2007 in NC), and resided in North Carolina.  David and Frances had the following children:

 

[1. Kelly Dawn Van Patten: Born 1979 at Carteret, North Carolina.  Married Peter "Pete" Nicholas and had the following son:

 

[a. P. J. Nicholas.

 

[2. Casey Lynn Van Patten: Born 1982 at Carteret, North Carolina.  Married Nathan Lane (b. abt 1982) and had the following children:

 

[a. Elliott Benjamin Lane: Born 2009 in Tennessee.

 

[b. Naomi Lane.

 

In later life Genevieve Mae (Souva) Van Patten resided in at St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida.

 

(4) Alfred "Al" Arthur Van Patten: (photos) Born 9 November 1914/13 at Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died there 28 March 1980 from complications of kidney and bladder cancer; interred there in Black River Cemetery.  Employed in the Black River, New York electric power generation plant (water powered turbines) on the bank of the Black River.

 

1930 US Census: Claude A. Phelps, age 46 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a truck man in the trucking industry, was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He married 1st at age 21.  The household also included his wife, Ethel Phelps, age 45 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 19; and daughter, Janice Phelps, age 10 (b. NYS).

 

1940 US Census: Ethel M. Phelps, age 55 (b. NYS), widowed, and employed as a dressmaker with her own business, was heading a household at 14 Public Square in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  She had completed 1 year of high school.  The household also included her daughter, Janice Phelps, age 20 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a stenographer for a plumbing office, who had completed 4 years of high school.  On 1 April 1935 they resided in rural Jefferson County, New York.

 

Alfred Van Patten married Janice Marian Phelps (photos) (b. 24 Jan 1920 at Adams Center, Adams Twp, Jefferson Co., NY, d. 20 Nov 2010 at Carthage, Wilna Twp, Jefferson Co., NY; interred with Al), daughter of Claude A. (b. 1884, d. 1937; interred Brownville Cem., Bownville Twp, Jefferson Co., NY) and Ethel M. (Adams) Phelps (b. Jan 1885, d. 1969 at Costa Mesa, Orange Co., CA; interred with Claude), on 6 June 1943 and resided at Black River, Jefferson County, New York.  Alfred and Janice had the following children:

 

(a) Donald "Don"/"Donnie" F. Van Patten: (photos) Born 1944 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Diane (?) and resided in New York and had the following daughter:

 

[1. Daughter.

 

(b) Charles “Charlie” Allen Van Patten: Born 1948/47 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Married (?) and resided in Rhode Island.

 

(c) Linda Lee Van Patten:  Born 1945 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Stephan Campbell, son of Neil Campbell, but was subsequently divorced.  Resided in New Jersey for many years, but last in New York.

   

(5) Wilfred Steven Van Patten: Born 16 December 1916 at Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died March 1917, age 2½ months; interred Black River Cemetery.

 

(6) Frederick “Fred” William Van Patten: (photos) (more info) Born 17 October 1918 at Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 11 May 2017 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Wore eye glasses from age 16.  Graduated from Black River High School and attended Clarkson College, Potsdam, New York for 2 years, but could not afford to continue ("I owed $600 and didn't know how I was ever going to pay it back… I didn't have two nickels to rub together."), so he got a job for a year before the War started.  Veteran of World War II; aircraft mechanic (maintained B-24 bomber engines) stationed in England.  Initial mechanic training at the Buick plant in Flint, Michigan, and from there to air bases in New Mexico for practical experience (first at Roswell, then Hobbs, and last at Kirkland before shipping out to England).

 

Fred married Barbara Jane Hine “Jane” (photos) (b. 24 Mar 1918 at Jersey Shore, Lycoming Co., PA, d. 16 Sep 1998 at Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY), daughter of Alfred (b. 1891 in PA) and Blanche (McManagle) Hine (b. 1897), on 5 August 1943 at Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico and initially resided on California Avenue in Watertown, Jefferson County.  In 1952 moved to 951 Gotham Street, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  When she was 9 years old, Jane and her siblings moved from Pennsylvania to Watertown, and she graduated from Watertown High School.  Fred and Jane had the following son:

 

(a) Bruce Frederick Van Patten: (photos) (more info) Born 1948/47 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Graduated 1965 from Watertown High School, Watertown, New York.  Also attended the Wanakena School of Forestry.  Married (1st) Judy Marilyn King (photos) (more info) (b. 1946 at LaFargeville, Jefferson Co., NY), daughter of Floyd Thomas and Doris F. (Neuroth) King (photos) of LaFargeville, Orleans Township, Jefferson County, New York, on 1969 at LaFargeville.  Judy graduated in 1966 from Jefferson Community College, Watertown, New York and in 1969 from Brockport State University College, Brockport, New York.  Bruce and Judy and had the following children:

 

[1. Jason “Jay” Brent Van Patten: (photos) Born 12 April 1972 at Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Julie (?) and in 2010 resided at Norfolk, Virginia.  Veteran of the US Navy.  Jason and Julie had the following children:

 

[a. Jane Van Patten. (photos)

 

[b. Joshua “Josh” Mark Van Patten. (photos)

 

[c. Russell Van Patten. (photos)

 

[2. Brent Justin Van Patten: (photos) Born 1976 at Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Married (1st) Colleen (?) and had the following children:

 

[a. Ashley Van Patten. (photos)

 

[b. Fiona Van Patten. (photos)

 

[c. Paxton Van Patten. (photos)

 

Brent and Colleen were subsequently divorced.  Brent married (2nd) Kelli Christene Lanite (b. 1978) in 1999 in Okaloosa County, Florida.  In 2010 they resided in Florida.

 

Bruce and Judy were subsequently divorced.  Judy Marilyn (King) Van Patten married (2nd) (?) Schaeffer, and in 2012 resided in Florida.  Bruce Van Patten married (2nd), as her 2nd husband, Brenda Jane (Woodhouse) Galister (b. 11 Nov 1952), daughter of Beatrice H. Woodhouse (b. 26 Sep 1915 at Syracuse, NY, d. 11 Sep 1991 at Carthage, NY), about 2000 in New York.  Brenda had the following son from her 1st marriage to David Galister:

 

[3. Alex Galster: Taught special education students in elementary school.

  

(7) Hazel Mae Van Patten: (photos) Born 7 June 1922 at Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 25 October 1971, age 48, at Auburn, Cayuga County, New York from complications of pancreatic cancer/pancreatitis; interred there in Fort Hill Cemetery.

 

1930 US Census: Ray E. Berry, age 40 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Scipio Center State Road in Scipio Township, Cayuga County, New York.  He married 1st at age 23.  The household also included his wife, Edith Berry, age 42 (b. NYS; father b. N. Ireland; mother b. NYS), who married 1st at age 24; son, Francis Berry, age 16 (b. NYS) and employed as a farm laborer; son, Louis Berry, age 12 (b. NYS) and employed as a farm laborer; son, Ralph Berry, age 9 (b. NYS); daughter, Ruth Berry, age 6 (b. NYS); and daughter, Jean Berry, age 3 (b. NYS).

 

1940 US Census: Ray Berry, age 51 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Genoa Township, Cayuga County, New York.  He had completed 8th grade, and his residence was valued at $1,800.  The household also included his wife, Edith Berry, age 52 (b. NYS), who had completed 1 year of high school; son, Ralph Berry, age 19 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a farm laborer, who had completed 4 years of high school; daughter, Ruth Berry, age 16 (b. NYS) and single, who had completed 2 years of high school; and daughter, Jean Berry, age 13 (b. NYS), who had completed 7th grade.  They resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.

 

Hazel Van Patten married Ralph Alfred Berry (b. 11 Jan 1921 at Genoa, Cayuga Co., NY, d. there 8 Mar 2000), son of Ray E. and Edith (?) Berry, on 26 December 1944 and resided at Genoa, Cayuga County, New York.  Hazel and Ralph had the following children:

 

(a) Bonnie Jean Berry: Born 1945 at Auburn, Cayuga County, New York.  Married Kenneth Henry Manzari (b. 1942 at Owego, Tioga Co., NY), son of Rex Joseph (b. 23 Sep 1919 at Genoa, NY, d. 13 Jul 1984 at Moravia, NY) and Marion P. (Larson) Manzari (b. 15 Nov 1923 at Junius, Seneca Co., NY, d. 4 Jul 1989 at Genoa, NY), and had the following children:

 

[1. Michael James Manzari: Born 1964 at Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York.

 

[2. Richard Alan Manzari: Born 1968 at Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York.

 

(b) John Raymond Berry: Born 1949 at Auburn, Cayuga County, New York.  Married Sjana McClure.

 

(c) James “Jim” Allen Berry: Born 1958 at Auburn, Cayuga County, New York.  Married Patricia Ann Ryan (b. 1958) and had the following children:

 

[1. Kristen Michelle Berry: Born 1987.

 

[2. Kelly Lynn Berry: Born 1990.

 

(e. Howard Sherwood Drake: (photos) (more info) (Gay #1250) Born 1/11 May 1890 in North Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died Friday, 30 July 1948, age 58, at the Jefferson County Hospital from complications of cancer; interred Black River Cemetery, Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County.  Shortly after birth moved with his parents to Black River, Jefferson County, and attended school there.  Initially was employed by the Central New York Power Company, Black River, but at some point shifted to farm labor.

 

1900 US Census: Howard S. Drake, age 10 (b. May 1890 in NYS) and in school, resided with his parents on Remington Street in the Village of Black River, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1905 NYS Census: Howard S. Drake, age 15, resided with his parents and sister, Eva, in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

Of interest, there was another Howard S. Drake, age about 16, residing with his parents in Ovid Township, Seneca County, New York.

 

1910 US Census: Howard S. Drake, age 20 (b. NYS; parents b. English-speaking Canada) and employed as a laborer in a pulp mill, was heading a household on Remington Street in the Village of Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had married once, and he rented his residence.  The household also included his wife of less than 1 year, Gertrude M. Drake, age 18 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who had been married once, with no record of children.  Of interest, the household headed by his father, Martin J. Drake, age 57, was enumerated next door.

 

1915 NYS Census: Howard Drake, age 25, resided with his parents at 142 Remington Street in the Village of Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York. (pg 4)

 

1915 NYS Census: Gertrude Drake, age 23, was enumerated in the household headed by her grandfather in the [Felts Mills] camp [ground], Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included her daughter, Margarette Drake, age 3; and son, Frank Drake, age 2.

 

1920 US Census: Howard Drake, age 30 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. Canada), married, and employed as a laborer doing odd jobs, resided in the household headed by his father, Martin Drake, age 67 (b. NYS; father b. VT; mother b. NYS) and employed as a laborer in a pulp mill, at 142 Remington Street in the Village of Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his mother, Mary J. Drake, age 63 (b. English-speaking Canada; father b. England; mother b. NYS), who immigrated to the US in 1869; and Howard's daughter, Margaret Drake, age 8 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS).  Howard's wife was not enumerated in the household. 

 

1930 US Census: Howard S. Drake, age 59 [quite legible; should be closer to 39/40] (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), widowed, and employed as a farm laborer, who married 1st at age 19, was lodging in the household headed by William W. Eckert, age 38 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a fireman for the steam railroad, at 112 Huntington Street in the Village of Black River, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  William married 1st at age 38.  The household also included William's wife, Evelyn M. Eckert, age 45 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, who married 1st at age 37 and whose residence was valued at $10,000.

 

1930 US Census: Gertrude M. Drake, age 37 (b. NYS) and employed as , was heading a household in the City of North Adams, North Adams Township, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.  The household also included her son, Frederick M. Drake, age 17 (b. NYS); daughter, Vera L. Drake, age 13 (b. NYS); and daughter, Muriel M. Drake, age 9 (b. MA).

 

1940 US Census: Howard Drake, age 50 (b. NYS) and employed as a farm hand, resided in the household headed by Herman Zahn/John on Senter Road in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1940 US Census: Gertrude M. Drake, age 47 (b. NYS), married, and employed as , was heading a household at 21 North Church Street in the City of North Adams, North Adams Township, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.  She had completed 8th grade,  The household also included her son, Frederick M. Drake, age 27 (b. NYS), married, and employed as a taxi driver for a public taxi company, who had completed 8th grade; and granddaughter, Jean V. Mancini, age 6 (b. MA).  They resided in the same city on 1 April 1935.  Of interest, it appears the household headed by her son-in-law, Charles F. Brazean, age 20 (b. MA), which included her daughter, Muriel M. Brazean, age 19 (b. MA), was enumerated just after and under the same roof (same address).

 

At age 20 Howard Drake married Gertrude "Gertie" Mae Reynolds (more info) (b. 22 Nov 1892 at Black River, Rutland Twp, Jefferson Co., NY, d. 21 May 1975 at North Adams, Berkshire Co., MA; interred Southview Cem. S. Church St., North Adams, MA), age 18, daughter of George Austin (b. abt 1872 in Theresa Twp, Jefferson Co., NY) and Hattie Mae (Piersons/Persons/Pearsons) Reynolds (b. abt 1875 in Worth Twp, Jefferson Co., NY, d. 1954) of Black River, Jefferson County, New York, on 24 November 1909 (license issued same day) at Great Bend, Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York; perhaps separated as early as 1915, when Howard resided with his parents, though children were born subsequent to 1915; perhaps subsequently divorced.  Howard and Gertrude had the following children:

 

(1) Marguerite "Margaret" Helen Drake: (also seen: Marguerite C. Drake) (more info) Born 29 July 1911 at Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 25 February 1986 at North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts; interred there in Southview Cemetery.

 

1920 US Census: Margaret Drake, age 8 (b. NYS) resided in the household headed by her grandfather, Martin Drake, age 67 (b. NYS; father b. VT; mother b. NYS) at 142 Remington Street in the Village of Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included her grandmother, Mary J. Drake, age 63 (b. Canada); and father, Howard Drake, age 30 (b. NYS).

 

1930 US Census: John L. Mancini, age 28 (b. MA; parents b. Italy) and employed as a last puller in a shoe shop, was heading a household at 287 West Main Street in the City of North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.  He married 1st at age 26.  The household also included his wife, Margaret H. Mancini, age 18 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 16; and son, John B. Mancini, age 1 year and 0 months (b. MA; father b. MA; mother b. NYS).

 

1940 US Census: Edward Brisson, age 43 (b. MA) and employed as a music? machine salesman, was heading a household at 158 Dalton Avenue in the City of Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.  He had completed 8th grade, and on 1 April 1935 Edward resided in the same city.  The household also included his wife, Margaret Brisson, age 28 (b. NYS), who had completed 3 years of high school, and on 1 April 1935 resided at Pittsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. 

 

Margaret Drake married (1st) John Lucien Mancini and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a) John Burton Mancini (b. 24 Feb 1929 at North Adams, Berkshire Co., MA, d. there 27 May 2002, age 73).  Married Dorothy Regina Duquette and had the following son:

 

[1. Mark J. Mancini: Married Kathy (?) and had the following daughter:

 

[a. Katie Lynn Mancini.

 

(b) Darlene Mancini.

 

(c) William C. Mancini.

 

(d) Jean V. Mancini: Born about 1934 in Massachusetts.  Married (?) Burnell.

 

(e) Bruce Mancini.

 

(f) Craig Mancini.

 

(g) Robert "Tiny" E. Mancini.

 

Margaret (Drake) Mancini married (2nd) Edward Brisson (b. abt 1897 in MA) and resided at Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

 

(2) Frederick Martin Drake: (photos) Born 1 February 1913 at Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 28 March 1983 at North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.  In 1915 perhaps referred to as "Frank."  In 1948 resided at North Adams, Massachusetts.  Resided with his mother through at least 1940.

 

(3) Vera Lucretia Drake: Born 26 February 1917 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 6 September 1995 in North Adams Hospital, North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts (also seen: d. Readsboro, Bennington Co., VT); interred 8 Sep 1995 in Southview Cemetery, North Adams, Massachusetts. 6 September 1995 at Readsboro, Bennington County, Vermont  In 1948 resided at North Adams, Massachusetts.

 

1920 US Census: Harry Belisle, age 40 (b. NH; parents b. French-speaking Canada) and employed as a machinist in a machine shop, was heading a household at 26 Kearsage Street in the City of Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.  The household also included his wife, Albina Belisle, age 39 (b. French-speaking Canada; parents b. French-speaking Canada), who immigrated to the US in 1898 and subsequently became a naturalized citizen; son, Leo Belisle, age 9 (b. NH); daughter, Stella Belisle, age 8 (b. NH); son, Andre Belisle, age 4 years and 6 months (b. NH); son, Maurice Belisle, age 5 years and 8 months (b. NH); daughter, Lucille Belisle, age 2 months (b. NH); and daughter, Irene Belisle, age 2 years and 6 months (b. NH).

 

1930 US Census: Harry S. Belisle, age 50 (b. NH; parents b. French-speaking Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Hartland Township, Windsor County, Vermont.  He married 1st at age 27, and his residence was valued at $3,600.  The household also included his wife, Delia Belisle, age 47 (b. French-speaking Canada; parents b. French-speaking Canada), who immigrated to the US in 1903 (subsequently naturalized) and married 1st at age 43; son, Leo L.? Belisle, age 19 (b. NH; father b. NH; mother b. French-speaking Canada), single, and employed as a farm laborer; daughter, Stella A. Belisle, age 18 (b. NH; father b. NH; mother b. French-speaking Canada), single, and not employed; son, Morris Belisle, age 16 (b. NH; father b. NH; mother b. French-speaking Canada), single, and not employed; and daughter, Irene C. Belisle, age 12 (b. NH; father b. NH; mother b. French-speaking Canada).

 

1940 US Census: No record found for Vera or Morris/Maurice, who married 1938.

 

Vera Drake married Maurice "Morris" Joseph Belisle (b. 19 Oct 1914 at Manchester, NH, d. 7 Oct 1986 in the VT Veterans Home, Bennington, Bennington Co., NH; interred with Vera), son of Harry Frederic and Albina (Binette) Belisle, on 19 October 1938 at North Adams, Massachusetts and had at least the following children:

 

(a) David Earle Belisle: Born 28 February 1942 at North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.  Died 16 October 2004 at Nashua, New Hampshire.  Married Geraldine "Gerry" M. Somerville and had at least the following son: (order uncertain)

 

[1. David S. Belisle.

 

Other children mentioned in David's obituary:

 

[2. Alice-Marie Trumbull.

 

[3. Brian Pratt.

 

[4. Geri Lynn Howell.

 

[5. Craig Pratt.

 

(b) Edward Arthur Belisle: Born September 1943 at Lebanon Springs, New York.  Died 29 February 1944 at North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts; interred there in Southview Cemetery.

 

(c) Neil Belisle.

 

(d) Kathy Belisle.

 

(4) Robert Marion (Drake) Burnup: Born 14 May 1918 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 15 October 1998 at Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.  At some point was apparently adopted by (?) Burnup.  In August 1942 was separated, without dependents.  In 1948 resided at North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.  Perhaps married Lila M. (?).

 

(5) Murial M. Drake: Born 24 January 1921 at Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.  Died there 20 September 1988.  In 1948 resided at North Adams, Massachusetts.

 

1930 US Census: Edward Brazeau/Brazean, age 38 (b. NYS; parents b. French-speaking Canada) and employed as a laborer in a textile industry, was heading a household at 91 Front Street in the City of North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.  He married 1st at age 21.  The household also included his wife, Rachael Brazean, age 38 (b. MA; father b. French-speaking Canada; mother b. NYS), who married 1st at age 21; son, Vincent E. [Edward] Brazean, age 15 (b. MA), single, and employed as a laborer in the textile industry [d. 12 Aug 1941 at Maxwell Field, AL]; son, Raymond R. [Richard] Brazean, age 12 (b. [15 Aug 1917] MA); son, Charles F. Brazeau, age 10 (b. MA); son, Edmond M. Brazean, age 7 (b. MA); daughter, Roma T. Brazean [married (?) Morris], age 5 (b. MA); son, Eldor G. Brazean, age 3 years and 6 months (b. MA); daughter, Beatice B. Brazean [married (?) Bissaillon], age 2 years and 7 months (b. MA); and son, Valmore F. Brazean, age 2 months (b. MA). [later also had sons, Paul Brazeau and Francis J. Brazeau (d. 3 Sep 2010)]

 

1940 US Census: Charles F. Brazeau/Brazeau, age 20 (b. MA) and employed as a rough rounder in a shoe factory, was heading a household at 21 North Church Street in the City of North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.  He had completed 8th grade.  The household also included his wife, Muriel Brazeau, age 19 (b. MA), who had completed 3 years of high school.  On 1 April 1935 they resided in the same city.  Of interest, the household headed by Muriel's presumed mother, Gertrude M. Drake, age 47 (b. NYS), was enumerated just before and under the same roof (same address).

 

Murial Drake married (1st) Charles Frederick Brazeau/Brazean (b. 25 Aug 1919 at North Adams, Berkshire Co., MA, d. 25 Oct 2004 at Amarillo, Potter Co., TX), son of Edward (b. Plattsburg, NY; son of Marcel and Rose (Lanoue) Brazeau) and Rachael M. (Perrault) Brazeau/Brazean (b. North Adams, MA; m. 29 May 1913 at North Adams; dau of Joseph and Euphrasia (Barber) Perrault) and resided at North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts; apparently divorced.  Charles Brazeau married (2nd) Saritabaez "Surita" Lozada and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a) Charles Brazeau.

 

(b) Vincent Brazeau.

 

(c) Barry Brazeau.

 

Murial (Drake) Brazeau/Brazean married (2nd) (?) Harvey (b. abt 1896 in WI).

 

(7. George Edgar Drake I (10) (Gay #1129)  See generation 10.

 

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7.  Wife #2: Esther P. (Lane?) Hare (photos)

 

Drake, Esther P. (Hare) gravestone - Pierce Cemetery #.jpg

 

a. Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1830 in Vermont (also seen: b. NYS); daughter of John H. and Mary (?) Lane.  Perhaps married (1st) (?) Hare.  Died .  Married, as his 2nd wife, Almond Drake between 1870 and 1875.  Almond moved from Rutland Township to nearby Wilna Township, New York, where Esther owned land, perhaps inherited from her parents, with whom she resided in Wilna before her 2nd marriage to Almond.  An 1892 map of the households in Jefferson County, New York (ref 22a) shows a "Mrs. Drake" living just west of Fargo Corners, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York on the north side of what is now Route 3A.  There is also a small concrete headstone (see above) in an open area near the back of the nearby Pierce Cemetery ** (Graham plot # 115A) on what became Fort Drum property, which is marked:

 

”DRAKE

ESTHER”

 

It is possible this "Mrs. Drake" and the Esther Drake interred in Pierce Cemetery are the same person, the (2nd) wife of Almond Drake, whose burial was modest by all recollection and apparently is no longer marked.  The absence of other markers in the immediate area of Esther's hints there may be other, unmarked graves in the area.

 

b. Census Records:

 

1850 US Census: Of interest, there was an Esther A. Ware, age 19, living in the household of Sanford Foster (age 44) and his wife, Mary (age 50) in Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Esther was born in New York.  The Sanford household was dwelling number 13; the Almond Drake household was dwelling number 54.  Could this be Almond's second wife, though the last name should be Hare versus Ware?

 

1855 NYS Census: Esther P. Hare, age 25 (b. VT) and apparently not married or widowed (no marks in those blocks), resided with her parents in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included her father, John H. Lane, age 73 (b. England) and employed as a farmer; and Sarah Lane, age 64 (b. England).  They had all resided at that location 4 years.

 

1860 US Census: Esther P. Hare, age 30 (b. VT), resided with her parents in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included her parents [per 1855 NYS Census], John H. Lane, age 78 (b. England); and mother, Sarah Lane, age 71 (b. England).  Unless married within the past year, no indication of marital status solicited in this census.

 

1865 NYS Census: Esther P. Hare, age 35 (b. VT) and single, resided in the household headed by her father, John H. Lane, age 84 (b. England) and employed as a farmer, in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included "adopted child," Mary A. Hare, age 1 year and 8 months (b. Jefferson Co., NY), apparently the adopted daughter of Esther.  John Lane was a naturalized citizen, owned the property on which they resided, and had been married twice.

 

1870 US Census: No record found.  Esther would be age 40, and her adopted daughter, Mary, would be about 6 years old.

 

1875 NYS Census: Ester Drake, age 45 (b. VT), resided in the household headed by Almond Drake, age 66 (b. CT) and employed as a farmer in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Ester owned the property on which they resided.  The household also included Mary Drake, age 11 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) [who Ester, as a single woman, adopted at or near birth, and named "Mary A. Hare," and who apparently was formally or informally adopted by Almond Drake]; and their son, Charles H. Drake, age 10 months (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1880 US Census: Esther P. Drake, age 50 (b. VT; parents b. England), resided in the household headed by her husband, Almond Drake, age 73 (b. MA), in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included their son, Charles H. Drake, age 5 (b. NYS) and in school; and son, Francis E. Drake, age 1 (b. NYS).  Note: the location of Esther's birth and that of her parents conflicts with 1910 U.S. Census record.

 

1892 NYS Census: No record found.

 

1900 US Census: No record found.

 

1905 NYS Census: Esther B. Drake, age 80, resided in the household headed by her son, Charles H. Drake, age 30, on Alexandria Road [near Carthage], Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included her son, Frank F. Drake, age 26.

 

1910 US Census: Born in New York State.  Age 80 and widowed.  Resided in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York with her only child, Charles (age 33).

 

1915 NYS Census: Esther P. Drake, age 85, resided with her son, Charles H. and his wife, Hattie and daughter, Ethel, in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

c. Children:  ***

 

(1. Mary A. (Hare) Drake

 

Born about 1864 in Jefferson County, New York.  Initially adopted (perhaps at or near birth) by Esther P. Hare and recorded as "Mary A. Hare."  Subsequently adopted by (or at least given the surname of) Esther's (2nd) husband, Almond Drake and recorded as "Mary A. Drake."

 

(2. Charles "Charley" Howard Drake (more info)

 

Born July 1874 in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York State; eighth child of Almond; perhaps the first for Esther.  Resided on a farm on Pine Plains (3 miles from corporate limits of Carthage), Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Apparently resided last (from 1935 on) as an "inmate" in a home for the aged run by the Little Sisters of the Poor in Ward 7, Troy, Rensselaer County, New York.

 

1875 NYS Census: Charles H. Drake, age 10 months, resided with his parents in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1880 US Census: Born in New York State.  5 years old and in school.  Living with his parents in Wilna Township, New York.  His father was born in Massachusetts; his mother was born in Vermont.

 

1900 US Census: Head of a household in Carthage, Wilna Township, New York State.  Born in July 1874, age 25.  Engaged in farming as a farm laborer.  Household also included his wife, Mary C. (b. Sep 1879, age 20, m. 2 years, and had never had children).  Both were born in New York State.  Charles' father was born in New York; his mother was born in Vermont.  Mary's father was born in Vermont; her mother was born in New York.  They owned their home free and clear.

 

1905 NYS Census: Charles H. Drake, age 30, was heading a household in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his mother, Esther B. Drake, age 80; and brother, Frank E. Drake, age 26.

 

1910 US Census: Born in New York State.  33 years old and head of a household in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Single and employed as a paper mill laborer.  Owned (free and clear) a farm house.  His mother, Esther P. Drake, lived with him.

 

1915 NYS Census: Charles H. Drake, age 40, was heading a household in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Hattie Drake, age 18; daughter, Ethel Drake, age 0; and mother, Esther P. Drake, age 85.

 

1920 US Census: 42 years old.  He and his parents were born in New York State.  Head of a household on Alexandria Road in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York and employed as a dairy farmer.  Owned his real estate free and clear.  Other members of the household included his wife, Hattie (21 yrs old); daughter, Ethel (4 yrs, 9 mo. old); son, Elmer (3 yrs, 1 mo. old); and daughter Emma (1 yr, 8 mo. old).

 

1925 NYS Census: Charles Drake, age , was heading a household in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Hattie Drake, age 27; daughter, Ethel A. Drake, age 10; son, Emery J. Drake, age 8; and son, Elmer C. Drake, age 7.

 

1930 US Census: 55 years old, b. NYS, as was his father.  His mother was b. Vermont.  Employed as a dairy farmer on Boyd Road, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Married 1st age 40.  Owned residence valued at $800.  Other members of his household included his wife, Hattie (age 41, m. 1st age 17, b. NYS, as were her parents); daughter, Ethel (age 14); son, Elmer (age 13); son, Emory (age 11); daughter, Blanch (age 3 yrs, 9 mo.).

 

1940 US Census: Charles Drake, age 66, was an "inmate" in a home for the aged run by the Little Sisters of the Poor in Ward 7, Troy, Rensselaer County, New York.  He had been an inmate there since at least 1 April 1935.

 

  Charles Howard Drake married (1st) approximately 1898 to Mary C. (?), who was born in September 1879 and died 1905.  He married (2nd) Hattie (Gamble) Rounds (more info), age 18 (b. 26 Jun 1898 in Wilna Twp, Jefferson Co., NY, d. 13 Mar 1949 at Mercy Hospital, Watertown, NY; interred Fairview Cem., Carthage), of Hounsfield Township, Jefferson County, New York, biological daughter of Charles and Amelia "Melia" (Hess) Gamble (and adopted daughter of Zenous and Mary Jane (Hatch) Rounds), on 21 September 1914 (license issued same date) at Sackets Harbor, Hounsfield Township, Jefferson County, New York and had the following children:

 

(a. Ethel A. Drake: Born about 1915 (age 4 yrs, 9 mo. at the time of the 1920 U.S. Census).  Married Francis Carr and in 1949 resided at Troy, Rensselaer County, New York.

 

1940 US Census: Ethel Drake, age 25 and single, resided in the Good Shepherd Home (Magdelan Monastery), Ward 4, Troy, Rensselaer County, New York.

 

(b. Elmer C. Drake: Born about 1917 (age 3 yrs, 1 mo. at the time of the 1920 U.S. Census).  In 1949 resided at Troy, Rensselaer County, New York.

 

1940 US Census: Elmer Drake, age 23, single, and employed as a farm laborer, resided in the household headed by Francis Walsh on the Poestenkill to Cropseyville Road, Poestenkill Township, Rensselaer County, New York.

 

(c. Emory J. Drake: Born about 1918 (age 1 yr, 8 mo. at the time of the 1920 U.S. Census).  In 1949 resided in Springwater Township, Livingston County, New York.

 

1940 US Census: Emery Drake, age 21 and single, resided in the New York State Institution for Male Defective Delinquents in Wawarsing Township, Ulster County, New York.

 

(d. Blanche M. Drake: Born about 1926.  Age 3 years, 9 months at the time of the 1930 U.S. Census.  In 1949 was single and resided at Cohoes, Albany County, New York.

 

1940 US Census: Blanche Drake, age 13, resided in the Good Shepherd Home (Magdelan Monastery), Ward 4, Troy, Rensselaer County, New York.

 

(e. Mary Drake: Born 4 May 1935.  In 1949 was single and resided at Chaumont, Lyme Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1940 US Census: There was a Mary Drake, age 5, residing (perhaps a foster child) in the household headed by Earl MacDonald, age 35, and his wife, Alta MacDonald, age 32, in Lyme Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Several other young children with varying surnames also boarded with the MacDonalds.

 

Note: Charles is not mentioned by Gay.

 

(3. Francis "Frank" Eugene Drake (more info)

 

Born 7 November 1878 on a farm in/near the Village of Carthage, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 3 February 1949 in the House of the Good Samaritan Hospital, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York; interred Watertown Cemetery.  Ninth child of Almond, second for Esther.  Moved from Wilna Township to Watertown in 1912.  Employed as a millwright, initially in paper mills, but last for the New York Air Brake Corporation of Watertown, retiring January 1948.  Resided last at 640 Emerson Street, Watertown.

 

1880 US Census: Age 1; resided with his parents in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Note: This conflicts with 1910 U.S. Census record which indicates Esther had only one child, and that child was still living.

 

1900 US Census: Frank Drake, age 21 (b. Nov 1878 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farm laborer, was boarding in the household headed by Frank Thair, age 28 (b. Jun 1871; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included Frank Thair's wife of 7 years, Nancy J. Thair, age 25 (b. Jan 1875 in NYS; father b. NY, mother b. Switzerland), who had had 2 children, both still alive; son, Walter M. Thair, age 6 (b. Mar 1894 in NYS); and daughter, Gertrude C. Thair, age 4 (b. Oct 1895 in NYS).

 

1905 NYS Census: Frank E. Drake, age 26, resided in the household headed by his brother, Charles H. Drake in Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included their mother, Esther B. Drake, age 80.

 

1910 US Census: Frank Drake, age 33, was employed as a hired man in the household headed by Oliver N. Riddell, age 48, in Philadelphia Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included Oliver's wife, Sarah C. Riddell, age 39.  The Riddells immigrated to the US in 1896.

 

1915 NYS Census: No record found.

 

1920 US Census: Frank E. Drake, age 41 (b. NYS), was heading a household on Emerson Street in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Gertrude M. Drake, age 34 (b. Canada).

 

1925 NYS Census: Frank E. Drake, age 46, was heading a household in Ward 1 of the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Gertrude M. Drake, age 40 (24 yrs in the US).

 

1930 US Census: Frank E. Drake, age 51 (b. NYS, as were his parents), was heading a household on Emerson Street in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Gertrude M. Drake, age 45 (b. Canada, as were her parents).

 

1940 US Census: Frank E. Drake, age 61 (b. NYS), was heading a household on Emerson Street in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Gertrude M. Drake, age 55 (b. Canada).

 

Frank Eugene Drake, age 38, of Watertown married Gertrude M. Wright (more info) (b. 1885 at Kingston, Ontario, Canada, d. 1965; interred Watertown Cemetery), age 32, daughter of Charles (b. England) and Hulda (Peters) Wright (b. Canada), of Watertown at Watertown on 29 July 1917; it was the 1st marriage for both.  No children.

 

Note: Francis is not mentioned by Gay.  Of interest, the obituary for Mehitable “Hattie” (Drake) McCallops, paragraph 4.d.(2.(a., above, mentions a brother, Frank, who, in 1943, resided at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

 

*   Note: References throughout are to the numbers assigned to people by Alice M. Gay in The Descendants of John Drake of Windsor Connecticut, published in 1933.

 

**  Note: The Pierce Cemetery is on US Army property very close to Fargo Corners, Wilna Township, Jefferson County, New York.  For safety reasons it is normally closed to the public.  The one exception per year is Memorial Day.  Access at other times must be carefully coordinated with Fort Drum Range Control (telephone 315-772-7152).  Take Loop Road (at Fargo Corners) from either its Route 3A or Route 3 end and proceed to a sharp turn.  Take the gravel road on the outside of that turn about ½ mile and the Pierce Cemetery is on the left.

 

*** NOTE: Roxanna (Cool) Drake said George Edgar Drake, Sr. had brothers Milton, Andrew, and Charles.  No Milton could be found, but there was a brother, Martin, as well as at least three other brothers (some who probably died young) and 3 sisters.

 

Of interest: Milton Arthur Drake (more info) (see Para. 4.c.(1.(e.(1) of generation 1 of the Descendants of Henry Drake) (b. 26 Jun 1885 at Evans Mills, NY, d. 29 Sep 1957 (age 72) at St. Petersburg, FL) was the son of Jeremiah Felix (b. Mar 1854) and Cora (Petrie) Drake (b. Jan 1861).  Milton was educated at Evans Mills.  In 1900 Felix and Cora Drake also had living with them Milo Drake (b. Feb 1852, age 48) (Felix's cousin; son of Alfred Drake).  In 1929 Milton's mother was referred to as Cora P. (Drake) Mumma of 906 Academy Street, Watertown, New York.  In 1910 Milton A. Drake was age 27 and employed as operator of a tin smith and plumbing shop.  He had married within the year to Cora L., age 30, and lived on Joseph Street, Cape Vincent, New York (ref 35ds).  In 1920 that Milton Drake was age 36 and living with his wife, Cora, age 40, at 246 N. Hamilton Street in Watertown, New York and was employed as a metal worker in a plumbing shop (ref 35dt).  In 1927 Milton moved his family to St. Petersburg, Florida.  At some point Milton was employed as a metal worker for George H. Gleason.  Milton and Cora had a daughter who married S. Mather Wright of Watertown, New York.  Clearly, this Milton is too young to be George E. Drake's brother.

 

REFERENCES: 17,33a,38a,52,77,121a,125a

 

 

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