FROOME ANNEX

 

Mabel Alice (Froome) Cowen Pedigree

(Start at generation 2, below.)

 

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Last Change: 15 April 2016

 

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Origin of the surname “Froome/Frome/Froom:” Derived from the Old English word Ffraw, which literally meant: dweller beside the river.  Some early Froome names: Walter de Frome of County Oxford in 1273; Reginald de Frome in the reign of King Edward III (1327-1377); and William Frome in County Yorkshire in 1379.

 

Generation

 

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4   Ishmael Froom:

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Was a Master Gardener in England.

 

2. Wife: Ann/Anne E. Gale

 

Died about 1871.  Apparently could not write.  Appears to have had at least one sister (or sister-in-law), Sarah Gale (photos), who raised her son, John George Froome, after she [Ann] died.  It would also appear Ann had at least one brother who had the following daughter or granddaughter:

 

a. Annie Gale: (photos) taken at Adams, N.Y.)  Married John Conway.

 

Of related interest, there is a gravestone in the Adams Rural Cemetery, Adams, New York that records the marriage of Sarah May Gale (photos) (b. 1892, d. 1921) and Frederick “Fred” L. Cooper (photos).  Frederick “Fred” L. Cooper, relation unknown, was also a witness to the Baptism of Dorothy Elizabeth (Cowen) Drake in 1922.  Margaret (Cowen) Smith described him as Dorothy’s “god father.”  Also see Gale Annex.

 

1940 US Census: Fred H. Cooper, age 48 (b. England) and employed as a shoe store merchant, was heading a household at 50 Prospect Street, Adams, Adams Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had an 8th grade education.  The household also included his wife, Mabelle "May" Cooper, age 44 (b. NYS, as were her parents), who had completed 7th grade; Fred's father-in-law, Frank Gale, age 54 (b. NYS), who had completed 7th grade; and Fred's mother-in-law, Mary Gale, age 63 (b. NYS), who had completed 1 year of high school.

 

3. Children: (could be more)

 

a. Alfred H. Froom: Born about 1862 at Bridport, Dorset County, England.  Oldest son.

 

1901 England Census: Alfred H. Froom, age 39 (b. Bridport, Dorset, England) and employed as a printers compositor, was heading a household at 10 Dame Street, Islington.  The household also included his wife, Harriet Froom, age 43 (b. Bridport); daughter, Nellie E. Froom, age 12 (b. Islington); daughter, Olive A. Froom, age 7 (b. Islington); son, Alfred E. Froom, age 5 (b. Islington); and mother-in-law, Jane Marks, age 67 (b. Bridport, Dorset, England) and widowed. (ED 32 (Islington, South-East; St Peter Parish), household 28, piece 190, folio 26, page 4)

 

Married (1st) Harriet Marks (photos) and had the following children:

 

(1. Nellie E. Froom: (photos) Born about 1889 at Islington, England.

 

(2. Olive A. Froom: (photos) Born about 1894 at Islington, England.

 

(3. Alfred E. Froom: Born about 1896 at Islington, England.

 

Alfred H. Froom married (2nd) Amy Ashdown on 25 December 1903 and resided at 72 Elmore Street, Essex Road, Islington, N., England.

 

b. John George Froom/Froome: See generation 3, below.

 

c. Eliza “Lizzie” Froom: (photos) Married Harry Gill (photos).

 

3   John George Froome: (photos) (more info)

 

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1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 8 December 1863 (per birth certificate) at Bothenhampton, Burton Bradstock sub-district, Bridport District, Dorset County, England (gravestone says: b. 14 Nov 1864).  Died 13 March 1912, age 48, at City Hospital, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York from complications of a ruptured gall bladder; interred Adams Rural Cemetery, Adams, Jefferson County, New York.

 

Lived with his Aunt Sarah Gale after his mother died, about 1871.  In 1880 (about age 17) John and a friend, Thomas Fowler (see Hussey Annex), immigrated to the United States.  When married (1886) resided in/near Belleville, Ellisburg Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Subsequently rented and operated at least two dairy farms on shares (for a share of the income they generated).  His daughter, Mabel, was born in the residence on their rental farm on Dry Hill Road, south of Watertown.  That house, which was demolished in the mid-1900s, was located on the west side of Dry Hill Road, just before it intersected Freilick Road (traveling south).  At some point John moved from there to another rental farm on County Route 77 at Butterville, west of Adams (in 2012 the address was Box 11402, County Route 77 (Smithville Rd), near the intersection of Shear Road and Route 77, which is also about 2 miles from where Route 77 intersects Route 178, adjacent to Sandy Creek).  About 1911 John purchased his first farm on outer Church Street, Adams, New York.  Before getting bogged down with the 24 hour/day schedule farmers face, and to celebrate daughter, Mabel’s 21st birthday, John, his wife, Eliza, and Mabel took a trip to visit relatives in England, their first opportunity to do so since leaving England roughly a quarter century before.

 

Very shortly after returning from England and before he could really begin farming, John’s gall bladder became inflamed.  It ruptured, and he became very ill, very quickly.  He was transported to a hospital in Watertown via train, but because he had delayed treatment for so long, and because that method of transport required additional waiting, he died before surgery could be performed the following day.

 

2. Census Records:

 

1900: John Froome was 35 years old and head of a household in Adams Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He was born in November 1864 in England.  The household also included his wife of 14 years, Eliza (age 35, born in July 1864 in England).  She had had 3 children and all were still living in their household: Alfred (age 13 (b. Jul 1886 in New York), in school); Ernest G. (age 11 (b. Apr 1889 in New York), in school); Mabel (age 10 (b. May 1890 in New York), in school).  John and Eliza rented their home.

 

1905: John M. Froom, age 40, was heading a household in Adams Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Eliza Froom, age 39; son, Alfred H. Froom, age 17; son, Ernest G. Froom, age 16; and daughter, Mabel A. Froom, age 15.

 

1910: John was 51 years old and the head of a household in Lorraine Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had been married 29 years to Eliza (age 50, all 3 children still living).  Both were born in England and immigrated to the United States in 1880.  John was a dairy farmer.  Other members of the household included their daughter, Mabel (age 17, single) and William Trevan (age 27, single), a hired hand.

 

1920 US Census: Eliza Froome, age 56 (widowed, immigrated 1884, naturalized, b. England, as were her parents) resided in the household headed by her son-in-law, Leonard Cowan, age 29 (b. MA, as were his parents) in a duplex on Church Street in the Village of Adams, Adams Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included Eliza's daughter, Mabel Cowan, age 29 (b. NYS, parents b. England).

 

1930 US Census: Eliza Froome, age 65 (widowed, 1st m. age 22, b. England, as were her parents, immigrated to the US in 1884) resided in the household headed by her son-in-law, Leonard T. Cowen, age 39 (b. MA, as were his parents; employed as an automobile mechanic; m. 1st age 29) on Grange Avenue in the Village of Adams, Adams Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included her daughter, Mable A. Cowen, age 39 (b. NYS, parents b. England; m. 1st age 29); granddaughter, Dorothy E. Cowen, age 7, b. NYS; and granddaughter, Margaret K. Cowen, age 5 (b. NYS).

 

3. Wife: Eliza A. Hussey (photos) (more info)

 

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a. Eliza’s parents: John and Elizabeth/Mary (Gale) (Macey) Hussey (photos).

“Liza” “Lizzie”

 

b. Eliza’s birth: 4 July 1865 at Bridport, Dorset County, England.  Confirmed 24 October 1883 at the Parish Church, Bridport, Dorset County, England.

 

c. Eliza’s marriage: 7 October 1886 (age 18) in the 1st English Lutheran Church, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.

 

d. Eliza’s death: Wednesday morning, 28 September 1932, age 62, at her daughter’s home on Grange Avenue in Adams, New York, where the previous Sunday evening, 25 September, she either tripped or lost her balance while exiting the bathroom at the top of the stairs to the 2nd floor and fell down those stairs, breaking her neck and undoubtedly sustaining other serious injuries.  Eliza never regained consciousness – was in a coma in the residence parlor for the several days before she died.  Her remains were interred Sunday, 2 October 1932 beside John George Froome in Adams Rural Cemetery, Adams, Jefferson County, New York.

 

e. Other biographical notes on Eliza:

 

(1. Before immigrating to the United States in 1884, Eliza was employed as a house servant in Islington, London, England.  That’s undoubtedly where she met her eventual husband, John George Froome, who was from Islington.  It’s clear Eliza and her sister, Mary Jane “Minnie” Hussey, knew John G. Froome and Thomas Fowler, before the two young men left for the United States in 1880.  Eliza and Minnie followed their future husbands to the United States in 1884 (first Eliza, followed shortly after by Minnie), both eventually settling in/near Adams, Adams Township, Jefferson County, New York.  When married (1860) resided in/near Belleville, Ellisburg Township, Jefferson County, New York. 

 

(2. Following John’s death in 1912, Eliza sold the recently purchased farm on outer Church Street, Adams and she and her daughter, Mabel, moved into a double house on Church Street in the Village of Adams.  According to Mabel (who confided it to her oldest daughter, Dorothy Elizabeth (Cowen) Drake), Eliza, for (perhaps) selfish reasons, did not want Mabel to get married.  Or, perhaps she just didn’t like Leonard Thomas Cowen, who Mabel married in 1919.  At that point Eliza rotated residences between her children for several years: roughly 3 months each with Mabel in Adams, New York (in the Memorial Day timeframe each year, so she could put gladiolus on John's grave in the Adams Rural Cemetery) and Alfred in Watertown, New York, and roughly 6 months during the winters with Ernest in Poughkeepsie, New York.  When her son, Alfred’s 1st wife died in 1924, Eliza moved in with him at 317 West Lynde Street, Watertown, New York.  That was her semi-permanent residence for the remainder of her life.

 

(3. In her later years Eliza was very thin and light.  Her granddaughter, Margaret Katherine (Cowen) Smith, described her demeanor as “Morbid.”  She always wore solid black clothing (no colors at all), and to a young Margaret, Eliza appeared to be in perpetual mourning - angry that John had left her so early.  Margaret said: "I don't know what she went to bed in, but I bet that was black too."

 

Margaret also remembered fondly that her grandmother taught her and her sister, Dorothy, how to drink tea.  "She would steep tea and she would put real cream in it, and sugar, and we would have tea parties on the weekends.  And she always had to have her 'toddy,' which was beer, in the afternoon (after school was out).  And, of course, my father made beer for her and my mother, but he never took a drink of it, because his father was an alcoholic, which had influenced his early life so negatively.  From each beer bottle, Dorothy and I would each have a small glass (using the recycled containers in which sandwich spread used to be sold), then mom and my grandmother would divide the rest of it.  My mother (Mabel Alice (Froome) Cowen was usually out working somewhere, cleaning someone's house; I don't remember mother ever taking any time for any tea!"

 

4. Children:

 

a. Alfred Henry Froome: (photos) (more info)

 

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Born 15 July 1887 (according to the family Bible) at Belleville, Ellisburg Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 1971, age 83 at Mercy Hospital, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York; interred Adams Rural Cemetery, Adams, Adams Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Was named after his uncle, Alfred Henry Froom.  Was a Sexton at Trinity Episcopal Church, Watertown.

 

1900 US Census: Alfred Froome, age 13, resided with his parents in Adams Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1905 NYS Census: Alfred H. Froome, age 17, resided with his parents in Adams Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1910 US Census: Alfred Froome, age 22 (b. NYS), resided in the household headed by his father-in-law, Franklin Cowles, age 76 and a widower, in Adams Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included Alfred's wife, Pansy E. Froome, age 22; b. NYS.

 

1915 NYS Census: Alfred Froome, age 28, was heading a household in Ward 1 of Watertown Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Pansie Froome, age 28; and daughter, Florence Froome, age 3.

 

1920 US Census: Alfred H. Froome, age 32, was heading a household in Ward 11, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Pansy E. Froome, age 32; and daughter, Florence C. Froome, age 7.

 

1925 NYS Census: Alfred H. Froome, age 35, was heading a household in Ward 2 of Watertown Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his daughter, Florence C. Froome, age 13; and mother, Eliza Froome, age 63 (b. England).

 

1930 US Census: Alfred Froome, age 55 (m. 1st age 20, b. NYS, as were his parents) and employed as a truck driver, was heading a household at 689 LeRay Street, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  He rented his dwelling.  The household also included his wife, Anna Froome, age 50 (m. 1st age 20; b. NYS, as were her parents), and Anna's children, Richard Froome, age 8, and Tennis [Kenneth] Froome, age 7, as well as boarder, John N. Clark, age 78 (b. Canada).

 

1940 US Census: Alfred Froome, age 52 (b. NYS) and employed as a self employed truck driver, was heading a household at 1017 Coffeen Street in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 4 years of high school.  The household also included his wife, Anna Froome, age 45 (b. NYS), who had completed 1 year of college; daughter, Florence Downing, age 28 (b. NYS; married) and employed as a solicitor for a newspaper company; step-son, Richard Froome, age 19 (b. NYS, single) and employed as a clerk for a retail grocery store, who had completed 6th grade; step-son, Kenneth Froome, age 18 (b. NYS, single) and employed as a helper in for a trucking company , who had completed 6th grade; and father-in-law, Matthew Carroll, age 74 (b. NYS), who had completed 4th grade.

 

Married (1st) on 5 June 1909 to Panzy/Pansy/Pansie Estella Cowles (photos) (more info) (b. 21 Jun 1887 at Adams, d. 1924/23, age 37, at home (227 Stuart St., Adams, N.Y.) after a lengthy kidney illness; interred in the Cowles plot, Adams Rural Cem), daughter of Franklin "Frank" E. (photos) and Catherine "Cassie" (Denny) Cowles of Adams, who also had sons: Charles Cowles, Henry Cowles, Phil Cowles (each of whom resided at Watertown, N.Y. after leaving home) and a daughter, Jesse Cowles who resided at Syracuse, New York after leaving home.

 

Alfred and Panzy (Cowles) Froome had the following daughter:

 

(1. Florence Kathleen Froome: (photos) (more info) Used nickname "Flossie" as late as 1944.  Born 28 April 1912 in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 2000.  Had red hair when younger.  Was about 12 years old when her mother died.  Because her father was away from home for long periods of time as a long distance truck driver, Florence was forced to residence with an aunt from the Cowles side of her family.  She was not happy there, feeling that the aunt was both mean and abusive, treating her as a servant.

 

1930 US Census: Harry W. Downing, age 48 (b. VT; parents b. VT) and employed as a machinist in a state garage, was heading a household at 28 Beacon Street in the City of Barre, Washington County, Vermont.  He was married first at age 21 and his real estate was valued at $8,000.  The household also included his wife, Alice E. Downing, age 52 (b. VT; parents b. VT), who was married first at age 25; son, Lloyd T. Downing, age 25 (b. VT) and employed as a printer for the Daily Press, who was married first at age 23 [abt 1928-29]; daughter-in-law, Florence K. Downing, age 19 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a waitress in a hospital, who was married 1st at age 18 [abt 1928-29]; and daughter, Lyle A. Downing, age 21 (b. VT; parents b. VT), single, and employed as a bookkeeper in a hospital.

 

Florence Froome escaped her unhappy life with her aunt by marrying (1st) (?) Downing (perhaps Lloyd T. Downing of Barre, Washington Co., VT) while still very young (age 13 by one account).  Florence recalled years later that her husband had been violent, throwing her down the cellar stairs when she was pregnant.  Though injuries from that fall did not preclude a live delivery of the baby, those injuries and the subsequent birth left Florence unable to have other children.  The following son was born following this incident:

 

(a. (?) Downing: Died before Florence, perhaps mid 1990s.  Other than his gender, nothing more is known of his life.

 

Florence and her 1st husband were subsequently divorced.  She married (2nd) Howard R. Hudson (photos) (more info) (b. abt 1915, d. Dec 1977 at Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton), son of Albert Norton and Myrta L. (Beals) Hudson of Fulton, Oswego County, New York, on 9 April 1944 at Fulton, and they subsequently resided there.  Florence and Howard adopted the following daughter:

 

(b. Judith "Judie" Kayliene/Kayleine Hudson: (photos) (more info) Born 1945 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse.  Adopted mid-November 1945 from St. Joseph's Orphanage, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.  Graduated June 1963 from Fulton High School, Fulton, New York.  Married (1st) Thomas "Tom" John Villeneuve, son of Alfred E. Villeneuve of Fulton, New York, on 7 October 1967 at Fulton.  Thomas graduated from Oswego Catholic High School, Oswego, New York and received a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1963 from the National College of Chiropractics, Lombard, Illinois. Married (2nd) Ralph John Touch, Jr., PhD (photos) (b. 1935), son of Ralph John, Sr. and Henrietta Elizabeth (Gozzolo) Touch, in 1980 and resided in Florida.

 

Alfred Froome married (2nd) Anna "Anne" Elizabeth (Carroll) Fassett (photos) (more info) (b. 4 May 1894 at Barnes Corners, Jefferson Co., d. Fri, 19/12 Nov 1954, age 60, at Mercy Hospital, Watertown, N.Y. from complications of a heart attack on 10 Nov; interred Adams Rural Cemetery), daughter of George Matthew (called “Matthew”) (photos) and Estella M. (?) Carroll (b. 1885, d. 1978), on 15 February 1928 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Watertown, New York.  Of interest, the Carrolls also had a son: George, Jr.  Anna Carroll was raised initially at Barnes Corners, Jefferson County, New York, where she attended the local schools.  When her mother died she moved to live with her aunt, Mrs. Anna Kellogg, in Adams, New York.  Following graduation from Adams high school, Anna received her nursing training at Bellevue Hospital in New York City.  Anna had married (1st) Oliver Fassett of Brownville, Jefferson County, New York; subsequently divorced.  Oliver and Anna (Carroll) Fassett had the following children:

 

(2. Richard M. Fassett: Born about 1922.  In 1952 resided at Edgewater, New Jersey (just below Palisades Park).  Married Lorraine (?) and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a. Daughter.

 

(b. Son.

 

(c. Daughter.

 

(3. Kenneth E. Fassett: Born about 1923.

 

Alfred married (3rd) Florence M. (Candy) Fisher (more info) (b. 10 Apr 1892 in Aylmer, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada, d. 22 Aug 1966 in a Watertown hospital from complications of a cerebral hemorrhage, immigrated to the US in 1928) of LaFargeville, New York, daughter of George Henry and Anna (?) Candy of Canada, on 17 August 1966.  Alfred and Florence went together for a long time, but were married for only 5 days when Florence had an apparent stroke and died soon after.  Thus, Alfred inherited a large hospital and funeral bill.  Florence had the following children from her 1st marriage to Irwin Charles Fisher (d. 27 Nov 1961, age 79), originally of Sudbury, Ontario Canada, on 1 December 1909:

 

(4. Clara Fisher: Married Hollis B. Crowe and in 1965 resided at RD 4, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(5. George Fisher: Owned the Orleans Hotel.

 

(6. Cecil Fisher: Resided at LaFargeville, Orleans Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(7. Clifford E. Fisher: Resided at LaFargeville, Orleans Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

For much of his adult life Alfred Froome was employed delivering coal in Watertown.  Later he was a landlord in Watertown, and in 1954 was a janitor and performed maintenance at the Woolworth Building, Watertown, New York.  For years he resided at 227 Stuart Street (or 228 Sherman Street), Watertown, New York, later moving to 317 West Lynde Street, Watertown.  Though his name is engraved on his parent's grave stone in Adams Rural Cemetery, Alfred was actually interred there beside his 2nd wife, Anna E. (Carroll) (Fassett) Froome.  They share a monument labeled "Froome" on one side and "Carroll" on the other, where Anna's parents, George M. (no dates given) and Estella M. (1885-1978) were interred.

 

1900 U.S. Census: Age 13 (b. Jul 1886) and living with his parents in Adams, New York.  In school.

 

1910 U.S. Census: Age 22 and head of a household on Church Street in Adams, New York.  Household also included his father-in-law, Franklin Cowles (age 76, house carpenter) and his wife of 10 months, Pansy E. (age 22).  All were born in New York State.  Alfred was employed doing odd jobs.

 

1915 NYS Census: Alfred Froome, age 28, was heading a household in Ward 1 of the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Pansie Froome, age 28, and daughter, Florence Froome, age 3.

 

1925 NYS Census: Alfred H. Froome, age 35 (b. US) was heading a household in Ward 10 of the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his mother, Eliza Froome, age 63 (b. England); and daughter, Florence C. Froome, age 13 (b. US).

 

1940 US Census: Alfred Froome, age 51 (b. NYS) and had his own trucking business, was heading a household at 1017 Cofeen Street, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 4 years of high school.  The  household also included his wife, Anna Froome, age 45 (b. NYS), who had completed 1 year of college; daughter, Florence Downing, age 28 (b. NYS), married, and employed as a solicitor for a newspaper company, who had completed 1 year of college; stepson, Richard Fassett, age 19, single, and employed as a clerk in a retail grocery store, who had completed 6th grade; stepson, Kenneth Fassett, age 18, single, and employed as a truck helper for a trucking company, who had completed 6th grade; and father-in-law, Mathew Carroll, age 74, who had completed 4th grade.

 

b. Ernest George "Jack" “ErnFroome: (photos) (more info)

 

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Born 15 April 1889 in Jefferson County, New York.  Died 10 September 1962, age 72, in Carmel Township, Putnam County, New York; interred there.

 

1900 US Census: Ernest Froome, age 11, resided with his parents in Adams Township, Jefferson County, New York.  In school.

 

1905 NYS Census: Ernest G. Froom, age 16, resided with his parents in Adams Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1910 US Census: Ernest, age 21 and employed as a laborer in a creamery, was heading a household on Spring Street in the Village of Adams, Adams Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Eldora Froome, age 17.  No children.

 

1915 NYS Census: Ernest G., age 25 (b. abt 1890), was heading a household in Parish Township, Oswego County, New York.  The household included his wife, Eldora Froome, age 22 (b. abt 1893), and son, Ranal Froome, age 2.

 

1920 US Census: Ernest H. Froome, age 30 (b. NYS, parents b. England) and employed as a lineman for the telephone company, was heading a household on Grange Avenue in the Village of Adams, Adams township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Eldna Froome, age 27 (b. NYS, as were her parents); and their son, Ronald Froome, age 6 (b. NYS).

 

1925 NYS Census: There was an Ernest H. Froome, age 35, lodging in a household in Randolph Township, Cattaraugus County, New York.

 

1930 US Census: Ernest Froome, age 40 and employed as an electrician for an electrical contractor, resided as a servant in the household headed by Joseph Barrett, age 87 (widower; 1st m. age 57) on West Mahopac Falls Road, Carmel Township, Putnam County, New York.  The household also included Ernest's wife, Sadie E. Froome, age 34 (1st m. age 30, b. NYS, as were her parents) and employed as a practical nurse for a private family.

 

1940 US Census: Ernest Froome, age 51 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household at 68 Secor Road, Mahopac, Carmel Township, Putnam County, New York.  He had completed 8th grade.  The household also included his wife, Sadie Froome, age 45 (b. NYS), who had also competed 8th grade; and lodger, Milton Halt, age 20, single, and employed as a farm laborer, who had completed 3 years of high school.

 

Ernest George Froome married (1st) Eldora “Dody” Mosher (photos) (b. 1893, d. 1983; interred Clayton Cem.) on 29 October 1909 and, at the time of the 1910 Census, they resided on Spring Street in the Village of Adams, Adams Township, Jefferson County, New York, where Ernest was employed as a laborer in a creamery.  Of interest, Eldora had a brother, William "Bill" Mosher, who married Daisy (?) and resided, at some point, on Route 37 in northern New York.  Ernest and Eldora had the following son:

 

(1. Ronald “Ronny” John Froome: (photos) (more info) Born 3 June 1913 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Died September 1996, age 82, in New York; interred Clayton Cemetery.  Attended schools at Watertown, including Watertown High School.  Ronald was, reportedly, an exceptionally handsome boy.  As a child he resided with his parents in Parish Township, Oswego County, New York and Adams Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Because his parents both worked, he had little supervision most of the time, day and night, especially after his parents separated.  As a result, Ronald became relatively self sufficient at an early age.  For instance, his Aunt Mabel (Froome) Cowen told her daughter, Margaret, that Ronny, as a young child, could fry eggs better than she could, skillfully flipping them into the air from a frying pan.  This unchecked freedom at an early age also resulted in Ronald getting himself into a lot of trouble – so much so that his Aunt Mabel, who resided nearby in the Village of Adams, was asked to help with parenting.  By the time he was a teenager and residing with his mother and step-father, Raymond Joe Guyett (photos) in Watertown, New York, the problem had gotten to the point that Eldora and Joe couldn't manage him, so Ronald ended up in a reform school/orphanage for a period of time.  At age 17 (1930) Ronald enlisted in the US Navy for 4 years.  Following his service, he was employed at the New York Air Brake Corporation, Watertown until reenlisting in the US Navy on 3 May 1942 (reporting for duty 9 Aug 1942).  During World War II Ronald was present during many engagements with enemies of the US.

 

1915 NYS Census: Ranal Froome, age 2, resided with his parents Parish Township, Oswego County, New York.

 

1920 US Census: Ronald Froome, age 6, resided with his parents on Grange Avenue in the Village of Adams, Adams township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1925 NYS Census: Ronald Froome, age 12, resided in the household headed by his step-father, Raymond Joe Guyett, age 25, in Ward 9 of the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York (ED 01, house # 710, pg 13, line 11).  The household also included Ronald's mother, Eldora M. Guyett, age 31.

 

1930 US Census: Ronald J. Guyett, age 16, resided in the household headed by Raymond J. Guyett, age 29 (b. 1901 in NYS) in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included Raymond's wife, Eldora Guyett, age 36, and William Mosher, age 65.

 

In 1933, while still in the Navy, he married (1st) Rita A. Mooney (photos) (more info) (b. 13 Mar 1916 at Watertown, NY, d. Tuesday, 7 Dec 1937 from complications of bronchial pneumonia and a fractured spine at St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY; interred Glenwood Cem., Watertown), daughter of James P. and Catherine H. (Byrnes) Mooney of West Main Street, Watertown, at Solvay, Onondaga County, New York.  Rita grew up in Watertown, graduating from Immaculate Heart Academy there.  Ronald and Rita had the following children:

 

(a. Constance "Connie" (Froome) Guyett: Born 1934.  Adopted and raised by her grandparents, Raymond Joe and Eldora (Mosher)(Froome) Guyett.  Married (1st) Fred Niles and resided at Reading, Pennsylvania; subsequently divorced.  Connie and Fred had the following children:

 

(1) Jody Niles: Resided in New York.  Married Gerald Hill and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a) Travis Hill. 

 

(b) Megan Hill.

 

(c) Brayton Hill.

 

(2) Jamie Niles: (male) Multiple marriages.

 

Connie (Froome)(Guyett) Niles married (2nd) Richard "Dick" DeMott of Reading, Pennsylvania and resided last in Florida.

 

(b. James Joseph “Jimmie Joe” (Froome) Guyett: Born 24 December 1935 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 11 March 2014, age 78; cremated remains spread on the St. Lawrence River.  Adopted by his grandfather, Raymond Joe Guyett and grandmother, Eldora (Mosher)(Froome) Guyett.  Reportedly estranged for many years from his father, Ronald Froome.  Married Patricia "Patsy" Annette Bedore (b. 1938 at Clayton, Jefferson Co., NY), daughter of Arthur "Art" (b. 1913, d. 1987) and Annette Delinda (Solar) Badour (b. 1913, d. 2004) of Clayton.  Patsy grew up at Fisher's Landing, Clayton Township.  James and Patsy had the following children:

 

(1) Joanne Mary Guyett: Born 1957 in a hospital, perhaps at Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Resides at Gananoque, Ontario, Canada.  Married (1st) Matthew "Matt" Cippulo of Clayton, Jefferson County, New York, at Clayton; subsequently divorced.  Joanne and Matt had the following daughter:

 

(a) Marisa (Cippulo) Horst: Born about 1978).  Adopted by her step father, Leonard Horst.  In 2014 not married.

 

Joanne (Guyett) Cippulo married (2nd) Leonard Horst at Gananoque, Ontario, Canada and resided there.  Joanne and Leonard had the following son:

 

(b) Leonard Horst, Jr.: In 2014 not married.

 

(2) Joe Arthur Guyett: Born 1958 in a hospital at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Named after both grandfathers.  Grew up at Clayton, Jefferson County, New York.  Moved to California in 1976.  Subsequently returned to Clayton.  Married Victoria "Vicky" Lynn Delasantos (b. 1956 at (perhaps) Santa Rosa, CA) of Hawaii and resided in New York.  Vicky's ancestry is/will be displayed at: http://www.greenbankhawaii.com/wightfamily.html

 

Joe and Vicky (Delasantos) Guyett had the following children:

 

(a) Joe Arthur Guyett, II: Born 1980 at Mercy Hospital, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Resided at Clayton, Jefferson County.  With Christina "Chris" Kuhn of Cape Vincent, New York (originally from NJ) had the following daughter:

 

[1. Kaili Rose Guyett: Born 2011 at the Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(b) Amber Nicole Guyett: Born 1981 at Mercy Hospital, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Adam Parliament at Clayton, Jefferson County, New York.  Amber and Adam had the following children:

 

[1. Addison Victoria Parliament: Born 2006 at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

[2. Autumn Naomi Parliament: Born 2009 at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(3) Mark James Guyett: Born 1959 at River Bay Hospital, Alexandria Bay, Jefferson County, New York.  Married (1st) Benita (?) at Clayton, Jefferson County, New York; subsequently divorced.  Mark and Benita had the following children:

 

(a) Calli Susan Virginia Guyett: Born 1983 at Clayton, Jefferson County, New York.  Married (?) and resided at Prescott, Ontario, Canada.  Has children.

 

(b) Danielle "Dani" Elizabeth Guyett: Born 1986 at Clayton, Jefferson County, New York.  Resided at Ottawa, Canada.

 

(4) Arlene Marie Guyett: Born 8 August 1963 at River Bay Hospital, Alexandria Bay, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 17 March 1993, age 28, in a hospital at Watertown, Jefferson County from complications of pancreatic cancer.  Married Allen "Al" Sherman of Clayton, Jefferson County and had the following children:

 

(a) Robert James "RJ" Sherman: Born 1986.  In 2014 not married.

 

(b) Kelsey Joanne Sherman: Born 1988.  Married Robert "Rob" Aiken and had the following son:

 

[1. Finley Mchale Aiken: (male) Born 2012 at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

Following Arlene's death, Allen Sherman married (2nd) Marcia Deir of Clayton, Jefferson County, New York and had the following daughter:

 

(c) Karly Jean Sherman: Born 1996 in a hospital at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

The marriage of Ronald and Rita (Mooney) Froome had broken up, and they were living apart when, in March 1937, Rita died.  She and their two young children had been visiting her friends in Syracuse, New York, and while in a taxi cab in route to their home in northern New York, there was an automobile accident on Onondaga Parkway; it was snowing heavily at the time.  Rita had been ill during her time in Syracuse, and the lengthy exposure to cold and damp conditions after the accident, while waiting for rescue personnel to arrive, combined with some physical injuries sustained in the accident, weakened her condition.  She died from complications of pneumonia about 1 week after the auto accident.

 

Rita's father travelled to Syracuse to claim her remains and pick up the two children.  For a period thereafter, Rita's sister, Rosemary (Mooney) (?), took care of her niece and nephew, Connie and Jimmie Joe Froome.  Since Ronald was still in the Navy and not able to personally care for his children, a custody battle developed between the Mooneys and Eldora (on behalf of her son, Ronald).  By then Joe and Eldora (Mosher)(Froome) Guyett resided outside the Village of Clayton, New York.  Joe and Eldora eventually won custody and formally adopted the two children, changing their surname to Guyett.  Ronny's service in the Navy was unexpectedly extended several years by World War II, so by the time the War was over, Joe Guyett was the only father the children knew.   When Ronald Froome returned from the War, he settled initially at Clayton, New York, and both children were under the impression that he was their older brother.  Apparently, Ronny did little or nothing to dispel that belief, so it continued until Connie and Jimmie Joe were adults. 

 

Ronald Froome married (2nd) Helen “Micky” Mae Ball (photos) (more info) (b. 17 Jun 1917, d. 1996, age 79, in FL; interred Clayton Cem.), daughter of Roy and Gladys (Percy) Ball of Clayton, and they initially resided there.  Of interest, Roy and Gladys Ball also had a daughter, Carolyn "Doody" Ball, and a son, Gerald "Ike" Ball (photos).  Gerald Ball was employed as a trucker in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, and Ronald Froome decided to move there to do the same thing.  Ronald resided at Syracuse several years, and two children were born there, but severe ulcers forced him to quit trucking.  Next Ronny and Micky started a restaurant and bar called the "Ideal Spot" at LaFargeville, Jefferson County, New York, which they operated for the next 33 years.  Ronny died in northern New York, and Micky resided last with her daughter, Cindy in Florida.  Ronald and Micky had the following children:

 

(c. Gerald “Jerry” Ruppert Froome: (photos) (more info) Born 4 April 1946 at Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.  Graduated 1964 from Indian River Central School, Philadelphia, New York and 1966 from the Watertown School of Commerce, Watertown, New York.  Enlisted 2 August 1966 in the US Air Force; Administrative Specialist; discharged 1970.  Stationed in Turkey and then at Plattsburg AFB, New York.  Married Vicky Jean Bartlett (b. 1950), daughter of Paul Bartlett of Theresa, New York, on 11 July 1970/69 at Philadelphia, Jefferson County, New York.  Vicky graduated 1964 from Indian River Central School and 1966 from the Watertown School of Commerce.  Gerald and Vicky had the following children:

 

(1) Dionne Maria Froome: Born 1970 at Plattsburg, Clinton County, New York (while her father was in the USAF stationed at Plattsburg AFB).  Married (1st) Mike Ferrell (subsequently divorced) and had the following son:

 

(a) Chase Ferrell: Born 1998 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

Dionne (Froome) Ferrell married (2nd) Ross Brown of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York and resided at Theresa, Jefferson County.  Dionne and Ross had the following son:

 

(b) Cayden Brown: Born 2005 at the Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(2) Matthew Todd Froome: Born 1973 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(d. Daughter.

 

By 1915 Ernest, Eldora, and their son, Ronald resided in Parish Township (east of Oswego), Oswego County, New York.  However, by 1920, they again resided in the Village of Adams (Grange Avenue), where both were employed by the local telephone company - Ernest as a lineman and Eldora as an operator (the person who connected parties on the telephone before automated switching was invented).

 

For reasons that aren't entirely clear, in the early 1920s Ernest's marriage to Eldora ended in divorce.  By one account, Ernest had been unfaithful to Eldora, and at some point it appears Ernest left the residence they shared on Grange Avenue in Adams, New York and lived semi-separate lives.  According to Ernest's sister, Mable (Froome) Cowen, about 17 July 1922, when Mabel was in the hospital delivering her 1st child, Eldora left the Village of Adams to reside with her boy friend and eventual 2nd husband, Raymond Joe Guyett "Joe." (photos)  Apparently (according to Mabel Cowen), at least for a while, their son, Ronald, remained with his father in Adams (perhaps in the Grange Ave. residence), and since Earnest worked nights for the telephone company, Ronald was frequently alone and unsupervised after dark.  However, by 1925, Eldora was married to Joe Guyett (b. May 1900, d. 1983; interred Clayton, NY), and they resided in the City of Watertown (Ward 9) with Eldora's 12-year-old son, Ronald Froome.  Joe was employed in Watertown as a mechanic in his own auto repair shop on West Main Street.  Subsequently, he worked in Watertown for Gibson's Dry Cleaning.  In 1936 Eldora and Joe moved to Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York (north side of Route 12E south of the Village of Clayton), where Joe purchased land on the St. Lawrence River just south of the Village of Clayton.  Eldora's brother operated a gas station and diner nearby, employing, among others, Helen "Micky" May Ball, daughter of a nearby farming family, and that's where Ronald Froome met his 2nd wife, Micky Ball.

 

1925 NYS Census: Raymond Joe Guyett, age 25 (b. abt 1900), was heading a household in Watertown (Ward 9), Jefferson County, New York (ED 01, house # 710, pg 13, line 11).  The household also included his wife, Eldora M. Guyett (b. abt 1894) and step son, Ronald Froome, age 12 (b. abt 1913).

 

At some point Earnest Froome began work as an exterior electrician.  About 1922 he left Adams, New York, and in July 1926 he was working in that capacity for the M. J. Daley Construction Company (headquartered at Springfield, MA) at Spring Valley, New York when he touched a live wire (3,000 volts) while 40 feet up a steel power tower.  He was thrown to the ground; his head was cut, his eyes were swollen, and he had internal injuries.  In addition, his right hand was badly burned from the tips of his fingers to past his wrist, rendering it virtually useless.  Initial treatment occurred at Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, New York, where he was nursed back to health over a long period of rehabilitation by licensed practical nurse, Sadie E. (Austin) Fisher.  To facilitate that treatment, Ernest moved from Watertown, New York to Mahopac (east of West Point), Carmel Township, Putnam County, New York.  His hand never functioned normally again.  Somewhat disabled, Ernest eventually settled into dairy farming at Mahopac, selling milk in the local neighborhood of his farm.

 

By 1930 Ernest had married (2nd), as her 2nd husband, his nurse and companion, Sadie E. (Austin) Fisher (photos).  They both resided the remainder of their lives at Mahopac, where their remains were interred.  Of interest, their farm was just down the street from the residence of Sadie’s parents.  Sadie had the following children from her (1st) marriage to (?) Fisher: (note: Sadie Froome did not acknowledge a prior marriage at the time of the 1930 US Census, when her daughter, Dorothy was age 10 and residing in the William H. Austin household)

 

(2. Thomas Fisher.

 

(3. Dorothy "Dotty" Fisher:

 

1930 US Census: William H. Austin, age 63 (m. 1st age 29) and employed as caretaker of a country estate, was heading a household on West Mahopac Falls Road, Carmel Township, Putnam County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Carrie Austin, age 62 (m. 1st age 27); son-in-law George Dagle, age 23 (m. 1st age 22) and employed as a chauffeur & truck driver; daughter, Ethel Dagle, age 25; and granddaughter, Dorothy Fisher, age 10.

 

Dorothy (Fisher) Froome had the following son:

 

(a. Patrick "Pat" Barger.

 

Dorothy (Fisher) Froome married (?) Barger.

 

c. Mabel Alice Froome: See generation 2, below.

 

d. Florence Lillian Froome: (photos) Born 21 June 1902.  Died 9 February 1903, age 7 months 19 days, from (apparently) complications of renal failure (could not urinate).  From birth Lillian was not healthy, one symptom being that her kidneys did not function properly.  Her mother and Aunt “Min” would hold her next to an open oven door in hopes additional heat would help overcome the problem, but to no avail.

 

2   Mabel Alice Froome 

 

Born 12 May 1890 in Watertown, New York.  Died 15 November 1979.  Married Leonard Thomas Cowen, generation 2 of the Cowen Annex on 17 September 1919 at Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.

 

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1. Related information found on people with surname Gale in Jefferson County:

 

a. Cemetery records:

 

(1. Henry Gale: Born 1847.  Died 10 June 1925 (age 78); interred Adams Rural Cemetery.

(2. Jane Gale: Born 1849.  Died 2 January 1934 (age 85); interred Adams Rural Cemetery.

(3. Mary J. Gale: Died 9 May 1951; interred Adams Rural Cemetery.

(4. Frank J. Gale: Born 1885.  Died 7 September 1960 (age 75); interred Adams Rural Cemetery.

(5. Anna L. (Burgdorf) Gale: Born 1892.  Died 25 January 1925 (age 33).  Married 1907 at Adams, Jefferson County, New York.

 

b. Marriage records:

 

(1. Frederick L. Cooper: Married May Gale in 1920 at Adams, Jefferson County, New York.

(2. Philip Wheadon: Married Edna Gale in 1928 at Adams, Jefferson County, New York.

(3. John M. Conway: Married Anna E. Gale in 1895 at Belleville, Jefferson County, New York.

(4. George B. Kimball: Married Alice L. Gale in 1874.

(5. Charles V. Gale: Married Caroline E. Barber in 1851 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

(6. Frank Gale: Married Anna Burgdorf in 1907 at Adams, Jefferson County, New York.

(7. Stanley Gale: Married Mary Segoois in 1896 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

(8. Leah K. Gale: Died 1993.  Married Ralph H. Zufelt.

 

c. Other information:

 

(1. Frank J. Gale: Was employed as a farmer in Adams Township in 1918 and married to Anna.

(2. Henry Gale: Was employed as a farmer in Adams Township in 1918 and married to Jane.

(3. 1810 US Census: Edward Gale was heading a household in Ellisburg Township, Jefferson County, New York which contained 2 males under age 10, 1 male age 26 to 45, 1 female age 16 to 26, and 1 female age 26 to 45.

(4. 1820 US Census: Henry Gale was heading a household in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York which contained 1 male under age 10, 1 male age 26 to 45, 1 female age 10 to 16, and 1 female age 26 to 45.

(5. 1820 US Census: Nehemiah Gale was heading a household in Hounsfield Township, Jefferson County, New York which contained 4 males under age 10, 1 male age 10 to 16, 1 male age 26 to 45, 1 female under age 10, and 1 female age 26 to 45.

(6. 1850 US Census: Henry Gale, age 33 (b. England, employed as a farmer) was heading a household at Alexandria Bay (dwelling # 456), Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Laura Gale (age 32, b. NYS), and daughter, Almira Gale (age 2, b. Canada).

(7. 1850 US Census: Charles V. Gale (age 22, b. NYS, employed as a farmer) resided in a household in LeRay Township (dwelling 192), Jefferson County, New York.

(8. 1850 US Census: Isaac Gale (age 22, b. NYS) resided in a household in Brownville Township (dwelling # 300, Jefferson County, New York.

(9. 1850 US Census: Lois Gale (age 55, b. VT) resided in a  household in Pamelia Township (dwelling # 244), Jefferson County, New York.

(10. 1850 US Census: Simeon Gale (age 61, b. VT, employed as a farmer) was heading a household in Pamelia Township (dwelling # 244), Jefferson County, New York.

 

d. Henry Gale: Born about 1849.

 

1905 NYS Census: Henry Gale, age 56, was heading a household in Adams Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Jane Gale, age 54; son, Frank Gale, age 19; and daughter, Mary Gale, age 12.

 

Henry Gale married Jane (?) and had the following children:

 

(1. Frank Gale: Born about 1886.  Married (?) and had the following daughter:

 

1940 US Census: Fred H. Cooper, age 48 (b. England) and employed as a shoe store merchant, was heading a household at 50 Prospect Street, Adams, Adams Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had an 8th grade education.  The household also included his wife, Mabelle "May" Cooper, age 44 (b. NYS, as were her parents), who had completed 7th grade; Fred's father-in-law, Frank Gale, age 54 (b. NYS), who had completed 7th grade; and Fred's mother-in-law, Mary Gale, age 63 (b. NYS), who had completed 1 year of high school.

 

(a. Maybelle "May" Gale: Married Frederick L. Cooper.

 

(2. Mary Gale:

 

 

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