Betsy White1

F, #6461, b. 8 March 1860, d. 10 March 1860
Father*Samuel White1 b. 25 Oct 1821, d. 13 Dec 1868
Mother*Mary Green1 b. 24 Sep 1826, d. 2 Nov 1898
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited24 Sep 2016
     Betsy was born on 8 March 1860 in Ontario, Canada.1 She died on 10 March 1860 in Ontario at the age of 2 days.1

Citations

  1. [S871] David Bolling, email attachment, David Bolling (Maryland), received Nov 22 1998.

John White1

M, #6462, b. 2 April 1861, d. 2 April 1861
Father*Samuel White1 b. 25 Oct 1821, d. 13 Dec 1868
Mother*Mary Green1 b. 24 Sep 1826, d. 2 Nov 1898
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited1 May 2015
     He died on 2 April 1861 in Ontario, Canada, in a few hours after birth.1 John was born on 2 April 1861 in Ontario.1

Citations

  1. [S871] David Bolling, email attachment, David Bolling (Maryland), received Nov 22 1998.

Betsy White1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

F, #6463, b. 4 April 1862, d. 3 August 1946
Father*Samuel White9,3,10 b. 25 Oct 1821, d. 13 Dec 1868
Mother*Mary Green9,3,10,7,8 b. 24 Sep 1826, d. 2 Nov 1898
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited2 Nov 2016
     Betsy was born circa 1860 in Canada West, United Province of Canada, according to the 1881 census.8 Betsy was born on 4 April 1862 in Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Canada West, United Province of Canada.1,11,10,4,5,7 Betsy married George Gekill on 21 October 1885 in Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 203718.

One sister of Mary Ann (White) Gilray married George Jegkle (sic). She was living in Clarksburg, Canada in 1924 according to Mary Ann's obituary. Betsy seems to be the only sister this information applies to. (Source -- David Bolling) David provided a photo of a tombstone showing Betsy White was the wife of George Gekill. Spelling above was probably a best guess.12,13,1,10,4,5 She died on 3 August 1946 in Grey County, Ontario, Canada, at age 84.9,1,3,6 Betsy White was buried in Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery, Thornbury, Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=53017243.6,14
     According to the will of Mayman Green, "Also to my grandaughter Betsy White for her use, when she attains the age of Sixteen years, the sum of sixteen dollars lawful money.15 "
     In the obituary of Mary Ann Gilray who died 19 December 1924, Mary's sister, Mrs George Jegkle (sic) was listed as a survivor.16

Census Data

     Betsy White appeared on the 1871 Canadian Census of Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario in the household of her mother Mary White.7
     Betsy White appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario in the household of her mother Mary White.8
     George Gekill and Betsy appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, enumerated 31 March 1901. George was listed as a farmer and a Methodist. Their children Eva and Artty were listed as living with them. As was his sister-in-law, Susan White.4
     George Gekill and Betsy appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, enumerated 5 June 1911. George was enumerated as a farmer and a Methodist. Their children Hartley S and Eva S were listed as living with them. As was his sister-in-law, Susan White.5

Family

George Gekill b. 28 Aug 1858, d. 30 Dec 1948
Marriage*Betsy married George Gekill on 21 October 1885 in Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 203718.

One sister of Mary Ann (White) Gilray married George Jegkle (sic). She was living in Clarksburg, Canada in 1924 according to Mary Ann's obituary. Betsy seems to be the only sister this information applies to. (Source -- David Bolling) David provided a photo of a tombstone showing Betsy White was the wife of George Gekill. Spelling above was probably a best guess.12,13,1,10,4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S113] Ron & Jopie Lougheed & Owen Noble, compiler, Thornbury--Clarksburg Union Cemetery (n.p.: Bruce & Grey Branch O.G.S., 1996), Page 26, ref # 613. Hereinafter cited as Thornbury--Clarksburg Union Cemetery.
  2. [S162] David Bolling, "David Bolling, Seamer Parish Records Film 0919209," e-mail message from (email address withheld for privacy) (Maryland) to Rick Moffat. Hereinafter cited as "David Bolling, Seamer Parish Records Film 0919209."
  3. [S411] Ruby D Marlatt, online www.genealogy.com, Ruby D Marlatt (Blenheim, ON), downloaded Dec 27, 2000.
  4. [S2535] George Gekill household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Schedule 1, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) T-6468.
  5. [S2640] George Gekill household, June 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Collingwood, Grey East, Ontario; Page: 4, Family: 42, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  6. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  7. [S6119] Mary Green household, April 2, 1871 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Collingwood, Grey North, Ontario; Page: 3; Family No: 12, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: C-9953.
  8. [S6122] Mary White household, Apr 4, 1881 Canada census, Provo, Utah, USA, Collingwood, Grey East, Ontario; Page: 63; Family No: 310, Ancestry.com Film: C-13261.
  9. [S329] Gravestone Photo Digital Photograph; Rick Moffat Personal Digital Files, Mesa, Arizona, USA, George Gekill, died Dec 30, 1948 aged 80 years. His wife Betsy White, died Aug. 3, 1946 aged 84 years.
  10. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., George Gekill & Betsy White.
  11. [S411] Ruby D Marlatt, Dec 27, 2000, 1901-1967.
  12. [S411] Ruby D Marlatt, Dec 27, 2000, 1873-1916.
  13. [S262] Genealogical Research Library (Subscription Required), online Genealogical Research Library (Subscription Required), George Gekill & Betsy White. Hereinafter cited as Genealogical Research Library.
  14. [S4338] Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project, online Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Thornbury, http://www.geneofun.on.ca/names/photo/192202
    Photos courtesy of Bonnie Lee Breadner & Myrna White
    Indexed by Bonnie Lee Breadner. Hereinafter cited as Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project.
  15. [S994] Mayman Green will (July 24, 1867), Will - Green, Mayman, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  16. [S6487] Mrs. Mary A. Gilray Died in Sheridan, The Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, NY, Dec 20, 1924, Page 1, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mary Ann Gilray née White. Hereinafter cited as Dunkirk Evening Observer.
  17. [S264] Transcribed & typed by Don Sanderson, compiler, Grey, Ontario, Canada. 1901 Census of Canada (Box 66, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5P1: Bruce & Grey Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1999), Collingwood Twp., Sub-Div #6, Page 3 (Page 39 of Bruce & Grey Book). Hereinafter cited as 1901 -- Collingwood Twp, Grey, ON.
  18. [S1444] "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936", online Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935: Frank N Fiegehen & Eva Gekill.
  19. [S264] Transcribed & typed by Don Sanderson, 1901 -- Collingwood Twp, Grey, ON, Gekill, Artley S; Collingwood Twp., Sub-Div #6, Page 3 (Page 39 of Bruce & Grey Book).
  20. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Hartley Stennan Gekill. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.

George Gekill1,2,3,4,5,6

M, #6464, b. 28 August 1858, d. 30 December 1948
Father*Henry Gekill5,7,8,9 b. c Dec 1819, d. 13 May 1893
Mother*Annie Gelder5,7,8,9 b. 29 Aug 1829, d. 2 Feb 1911
Last Edited23 Jan 2016
     George was born on 28 August 1858 in Toronto Twp., Peel County, Ontario, Canada.5,7,8,4,6,9 George married Betsy White on 21 October 1885 in Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 203718.

One sister of Mary Ann (White) Gilray married George Jegkle (sic). She was living in Clarksburg, Canada in 1924 according to Mary Ann's obituary. Betsy seems to be the only sister this information applies to. (Source -- David Bolling) David provided a photo of a tombstone showing Betsy White was the wife of George Gekill. Spelling above was probably a best guess.10,11,5,8,4,6 He died on 30 December 1948 in Grey County, Ontario, Canada, at age 90.7,5 George Gekill was buried in Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery, Thornbury, Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada.5,12,13
     His name was also recorded as George Gukill 1881 cenusus.9 He was the informant on the death registration of his father, Henry Gekill who died on 13 May 1893.14 George Gekill of Ravenna, ON was the informant on the death registration of his mother, Anna Gekill who died on 2 February 1911.15 George Gekill was a survivor of his wife Mary who died in 1924.16

Census Data

     George Gukill appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario in the household of his parents, Henry Gukill and Annie Gukill, listed as a farmer.9
     George Gekill and Betsy appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, enumerated 31 March 1901. George was listed as a farmer and a Methodist. Their children Eva and Artty were listed as living with them. As was his sister-in-law, Susan White.4
     George Gekill and Betsy appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, enumerated 5 June 1911. George was enumerated as a farmer and a Methodist. Their children Hartley S and Eva S were listed as living with them. As was his sister-in-law, Susan White.6

Family

Betsy White b. 4 Apr 1862, d. 3 Aug 1946
Marriage*George married Betsy White on 21 October 1885 in Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 203718.

One sister of Mary Ann (White) Gilray married George Jegkle (sic). She was living in Clarksburg, Canada in 1924 according to Mary Ann's obituary. Betsy seems to be the only sister this information applies to. (Source -- David Bolling) David provided a photo of a tombstone showing Betsy White was the wife of George Gekill. Spelling above was probably a best guess.10,11,5,8,4,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S871] David Bolling, email attachment, David Bolling (Maryland), received Nov 22 1998.
  2. [S411] Ruby D Marlatt, online www.genealogy.com, Ruby D Marlatt (Blenheim, ON), downloaded Dec 27, 2000.
  3. [S8] Various households, April 4 1881 Canadian Census transcription, Mesa, Arizona, USA, Rick Moffat Personal Digital Files LDS film 1375897, (Jekill), George, M(ale), Age 22, Country of Birth O(ntario), Religion Can Meth, Origin English, Occupation Farmer; Section B3, Page 66, Line 13.
  4. [S2535] George Gekill household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Schedule 1, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) T-6468.
  5. [S113] Ron & Jopie Lougheed & Owen Noble, compiler, Thornbury--Clarksburg Union Cemetery (n.p.: Bruce & Grey Branch O.G.S., 1996), Page 26, ref # 613. Hereinafter cited as Thornbury--Clarksburg Union Cemetery.
  6. [S2640] George Gekill household, June 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Collingwood, Grey East, Ontario; Page: 4, Family: 42, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  7. [S329] Gravestone Photo Digital Photograph; Rick Moffat Personal Digital Files, Mesa, Arizona, USA, George Gekill, died Dec 30, 1948 aged 90 years. His wife Betsy White, died Aug. 3, 1946 aged 84 years.
  8. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., George Gekill & Betsy White.
  9. [S6293] Henry Gukill household, Apr 4, 1881 Canada census, Provo, Utah, USA, Collingwood, Grey East, Ontario; Page: 66; Family No: 327, Ancestry.com Film: C-13261.
  10. [S411] Ruby D Marlatt, Dec 27, 2000, 1873-1916.
  11. [S262] Genealogical Research Library (Subscription Required), online Genealogical Research Library (Subscription Required), George Gekill & Betsy White. Hereinafter cited as Genealogical Research Library.
  12. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  13. [S4338] Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project, online Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Thornbury, http://www.geneofun.on.ca/names/photo/192202
    Photos courtesy of Bonnie Lee Breadner & Myrna White
    Indexed by Bonnie Lee Breadner. Hereinafter cited as Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project.
  14. [S1442] Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario), Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946; "This database is an index (with images) to over 2 million deaths that were registered in Ontario from 1869 to 1938, and 1943 to 1946. The database also includes deaths of Ontario military personnel overseas from 1939-1947"; cited as "ON Deaths, 1869-1946., Name: Henry Gekill.
  15. [S1442] "ON Deaths, 1869-1946", online Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946: Name: Anna Gekill.
  16. [S1442] "ON Deaths, 1869-1946", online Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946: Name: Mary Gekill.
  17. [S264] Transcribed & typed by Don Sanderson, compiler, Grey, Ontario, Canada. 1901 Census of Canada (Box 66, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5P1: Bruce & Grey Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1999), Collingwood Twp., Sub-Div #6, Page 3 (Page 39 of Bruce & Grey Book). Hereinafter cited as 1901 -- Collingwood Twp, Grey, ON.
  18. [S1444] "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936", online Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935: Frank N Fiegehen & Eva Gekill.
  19. [S264] Transcribed & typed by Don Sanderson, 1901 -- Collingwood Twp, Grey, ON, Gekill, Artley S; Collingwood Twp., Sub-Div #6, Page 3 (Page 39 of Bruce & Grey Book).
  20. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Hartley Stennan Gekill. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.

Constance J Clendenan1,2

F, #6465, b. 31 August 1897
Father*George Clendenan1,2 b. 30 Jul 1863, d. 1953
Mother*Alice S Cumming1,2 b. 23 Sep 1862
Last Edited9 Dec 2009
     Constance was born on 31 August 1897 in Ontario, Canada.1,2

Census Data

     Constance appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, in the household of George Clendenan.1,2

Citations

  1. [S264] Transcribed & typed by Don Sanderson, compiler, Grey, Ontario, Canada. 1901 Census of Canada (Box 66, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5P1: Bruce & Grey Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1999), Collingwood Twp., Sub-Div #11, Page 2 (Page 94 of Bruce & Grey Book). Hereinafter cited as 1901 -- Collingwood Twp, Grey, ON.
  2. [S2561] George Clendenan household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Schedule 1, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) T-6468, ON GREY (East/Est) (#64) Subdistrict: Collingwood A-11 Page 2.

Clara Gekill1,2

F, #6466, b. 16 December 1895
Father*Thomas H Gekill1,2 b. 22 Mar 1859, d. 1948
Mother*Mary Ann Martin1,2 b. 10 Jan 1869, d. 1948
Last Edited9 Dec 2009
     Clara was born on 16 December 1895 in Ontario, Canada.1,2

Census Data

     Clara appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, in the household of Thomas H Gekill.3,2

Citations

  1. [S264] Transcribed & typed by Don Sanderson, compiler, Grey, Ontario, Canada. 1901 Census of Canada (Box 66, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5P1: Bruce & Grey Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1999), Page 75, Collingwood Twp. Book. Hereinafter cited as 1901 -- Collingwood Twp, Grey, ON.
  2. [S2565] Thomas Gekill household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Schedule 1, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) T-6468, ON GREY (East/Est) (#64) Subdistrict: Collingwood A-9 Page 4
    [Automated Genealogy transcriber read "Gukill", but the second letter is either an "e" or and "i". I do no see a dot on the letter, so read it as an "e"].
  3. [S264] Transcribed & typed by Don Sanderson, 1901 -- Collingwood Twp, Grey, ON, Page 75.

Howard White1,2

M, #6467, b. 29 May 1891
Father*Mayman White1,2 b. 9 Aug 1852, d. 26 Nov 1905
Mother*Rosanna Gekill1,2 b. 14 Feb 1854, d. 1945
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited7 Dec 2015
     Howard was born on 29 May 1891 in Ontario, Canada.1,2
     External link for Howard White on his WeRelate Wiki Person Page.3

Census Data

     Howard White appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario in the household of his parents, Mayman White and Rosa White.2

Citations

  1. [S264] Transcribed & typed by Don Sanderson, compiler, Grey, Ontario, Canada. 1901 Census of Canada (Box 66, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5P1: Bruce & Grey Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1999), Page 77, Collingwood Twp. Book. Hereinafter cited as 1901 -- Collingwood Twp, Grey, ON.
  2. [S2553] Mayman Whie household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Schedule 1, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) T-6468.
  3. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

Edna Louise Gekill1,2,3

F, #6468, b. 24 June 1893, d. 1963
Father*Thomas H Gekill1,2,3 b. 22 Mar 1859, d. 1948
Mother*Mary Ann Martin1,2,3 b. 10 Jan 1869, d. 1948
Last Edited27 Sep 2012
     Edna was born on 24 June 1893 in Wellington, Ontario, Canada.1,2,3 Edna married Bruce Henry McGuire in October 1922 in Thornbury, Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada.3,4 Edna Louise Gekill was buried in Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery, Thornbury, Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada.4 She died in 1963.4

Census Data

     Edna appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, in the household of Thomas H Gekill.5,2

Family

Bruce Henry McGuire b. 1899, d. 1978

Citations

  1. [S264] Transcribed & typed by Don Sanderson, compiler, Grey, Ontario, Canada. 1901 Census of Canada (Box 66, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5P1: Bruce & Grey Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1999), Page 75, Collingwood Twp. Book. Hereinafter cited as 1901 -- Collingwood Twp, Grey, ON.
  2. [S2565] Thomas Gekill household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Schedule 1, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) T-6468, ON GREY (East/Est) (#64) Subdistrict: Collingwood A-9 Page 4
    [Automated Genealogy transcriber read "Gukill", but the second letter is either an "e" or and "i". I do no see a dot on the letter, so read it as an "e"].
  3. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Edna Louise Gekill & Bruce Henry McGuire.
  4. [S4338] Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project, online Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Thornbury, http://www.geneofun.on.ca/names/photo/190425
    Photos courtesy of Bonnie Lee Breadner & Myrna White
    Indexed by Bonnie Lee Breadner. Hereinafter cited as Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project.
  5. [S264] Transcribed & typed by Don Sanderson, 1901 -- Collingwood Twp, Grey, ON, Page 75.

Augusta H M Kuehl1,2,3,4

F, #6469, b. 1864, d. 1961
Father*John Gottlieb Kuehl5 b. 26 Nov 1827, d. 7 Feb 1922
Mother*Albertine Klatt5 d. b 1868
Foster MotherMinnie Caroline Schroeder6 b. 13 Feb 1841, d. 16 Jan 1933
Last Edited9 Oct 2018
     Augusta was born in 1864 in Germany according to her gravestone and based upon her age at time of her marriage5,4,2 or circa 1865 in Germany according to the 1891 census.7
     Other information from their marriage registration and/or news article about their wedding:
The registration listed the following official witnesses: John Blodow and Gette Rista. His parent(s) were listed as F Verch and H Verch. Her parent(s) were listed as G Kuhl and C Kuhl. According to Ontario Marriage Registration 010425.8
Guste married William Verch on 2 July 1885 in Hagarty Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 010425. John Blodow and Gette Ristow, who later married, were the witnesses.9,5,4,8,2,7 She died in 1961 in Killaloe, Hagarty Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.10,4,2 Augusta H M Kuehl was buried in Emmanuel (aka Immanuel) Baptist Cemetery, Killaloe-Hagarty-Richards Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, CanadaG.4,2
     Augusta H M Kuehl was also known as Augusta Kuehl.11 Augusta H M Kuehl was also known as Guste Kuhl transcription of marriage registration.12,3,8 Augusta H M Kuehl was also known as Auguste Helena Kuehl.13,14,15 She was the informant on the death registration of her brother, Charles Kuehl.16,17,18,19 Augusta H M Kuehl was listed as a survivor in the obituary of John Frederick William Verch who died 26 May 1935, John's wife.4,2,20 In the obituary of Wilhelmina Verch which printed 7 March 1945, Wilhelmina's mother, no name given, was listed as a survivor.21 In the death registration of Minnie Zummach who died on 7 March 1945, Augusta Kuehl was identified as her mother.11

Census Data

     William Ferk and Gusta appeared on the 1891 Canadian Census of Hagarty & Jones Twps., Renfrew County, Ontario, enumerated 16 May 1891. William was enumerated as a farmer and a Baptist. Their children Mena and Lena were listed as living with them. As well as his mother Henretta Ferk and his brother August Ferk.7

Family

John Frederick William Verch b. 1864, d. 26 May 1935
MarWitReg
     Other information from their marriage registration and/or news article about their wedding:
The registration listed the following official witnesses: John Blodow and Gette Rista. His parent(s) were listed as F Verch and H Verch. Her parent(s) were listed as G Kuhl and C Kuhl. According to Ontario Marriage Registration 010425.8
 
Marriage* Guste married William Verch on 2 July 1885 in Hagarty Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 010425. John Blodow and Gette Ristow, who later married, were the witnesses.9,5,4,8,2,7 
Children

Citations

  1. Gravestone.
  2. [S2604] Cemetery markers Digital Photograph, Rick Moffat Personal Digital Files (Mesa, Arizona, USA), J.F. William Verch & Augusta H. M. Kuehl.
  3. [S934] Mrs. J H Zummach, Renfrew Mercury, Renfrew, ON, March 22, 1945 viewed at Paper of Record (now excludes Renfrew Mercury),, ...Born April 23, 1887, she was a daughter of Mrs. Augusta Verch and the late William Verch,.... Hereinafter cited as Renfrew Mercury.
  4. [S1357] William Verch & Augusta Kuehl Digital Gravemarker Photo, Digital Gravestone Photos in Rick Moffat's possession, Mesa, Arizona, USA; Rick Moffat, June 2 2006.
  5. [S872] Olga Lewis, compiler, Renfrew County Marriages 1885 (Renfrew, Ontario: Olga Lewis, Sep 1999), 1885 - Page 48, # 287 Registration Number 010425. Hereinafter cited as RCM 1885.
  6. [S192] Rick Moffat, Assumption, Minnie was the second wife of her father.
  7. [S8663] William Ferk household, May 16, 1891 Canadian Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Hagarty & Jones, Renfrew South, Ontario; Page: 52, Family: 198, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  8. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., William Verch & Guste Kuhl.
  9. [S262] Genealogical Research Library (Subscription Required), online Genealogical Research Library (Subscription Required), Guste Kuhl & Wilhelm Verch. Hereinafter cited as Genealogical Research Library.
  10. [S934] Renfrew Mercury, March 22, 1945, listed as surviving her daughter Minnie (Verch) Zummach - March 22, 1945.
  11. [S1442] Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario), Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946; "This database is an index (with images) to over 2 million deaths that were registered in Ontario from 1869 to 1938, and 1943 to 1946. The database also includes deaths of Ontario military personnel overseas from 1939-1947"; cited as "ON Deaths, 1869-1946., Name: Minnie Zummach née Verch.
  12. [S872] Olga Lewis, RCM 1885, 1885 - Page 48, # 287 Registration Number 010425; I read her name as Guste Kuhl.
  13. [S37] Peter C Smith, online GED file received by email, Peter C Smith (Ontario), downloaded Dec 1998, Kuehl, Auguste Helena -- no other data.
  14. [S218] Geraldine cited by Rick Schroeder Kuehl, online GED file from Rick Schroeder, Geraldine cited by Rick Schroeder Kuehl (Ontario), Kuëhl/Kuehl Family Chart.
  15. [S258] Descendants of Pierre Delavoix & Elisabeth Vadois , Descendants of Pierre Delavoix & Elisabeth Vadois, Descendants of Pierre Delavoix & Elisabeth Vadois; "I have found this privately maintained web site to be a good source of information to be verified by further research."; cited as "Descendants of P. Delavoix & E. Vadois., Wilhemena Verch... daughter of Wilhelm Verch and Augusta Kuehl.
  16. [S218] Geraldine cited by Rick Schroeder Kuehl.
  17. [S1350] Carl Kuehl & Agusta Verch Digital Gravemarker Photo, Digital Gravestone Photos in Rick Moffat's possession, Mesa, Arizona, USA; Rick Moffat, June 2 2006.
  18. [S1442] "ON Deaths, 1869-1946", online Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946: Name: Charles Kuehl.
  19. [S2604] Cemetery markers Digital Photograph, June 2, 2006, Rick Moffat Personal Digital Files, Carl L Kuehl & Agusta Verch.
  20. [S5502] Deaths - Verch, Ottawa Journal, Ottawa, ON, 28 May 1935, Page 18, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: John Frederick William Verch. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Journal.
  21. [S934] Renfrew Mercury, March 22, 1945.
  22. [S216] Peter C. Smith - Home Page & Email, online http://www3.sympatico.ca/p.smith/. Hereinafter cited as PCS Home Page & Email.
  23. [S258] "Descendants of P. Delavoix & E. Vadois", online Descendants of Pierre Delavoix & Elisabeth Vadois.
  24. [S259] Paul Lavoie, online not applicable, received FTW file, Paul Lavoie (unknown location), downloaded Jun 14, 2001.
  25. [S1444] "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936", online Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935: John H Zummack & Minnie Verch.
  26. [S1444] "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936", online Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935: William Zummack & Lena Verch.
  27. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: William Verch. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  28. [S256] Killaloe Library Digital Collection , Pembroke Library - Killaloe Library Digital Collection, Killaloe Library Digital Collection; "Sadly, this collection of photos or people and documents is no longer available on-line"; cited as "Killaloe Library Digital Collection., Martha Verch (1895-1984).
  29. [S1444] "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936", online Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935: Harold Zummach & Martha Verch.
  30. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Martha Verch.
  31. [S1442] "ON Deaths, 1869-1946", online Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946: Name: John Lyle Verch
    Son of Edna Verch and Thomas Hamilton.
  32. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Elvira Edna Verch.

Frank Gillette1,2

M, #6470, b. 20 July 1878, d. 2 October 1960
Last Edited31 May 2012
     Frank was born on 20 July 1878 in Victor, Ontario County, New York, USA.2 Frank was born on 20 July 1878 in Perinton, Monroe County, New York, USA.1 Frank married Gertrude Gilray on 31 March 1898.1 Frank married Buelah Shaffer on 17 November 1910.3 He died on 2 October 1960 in Fairport, Monroe County, New York, USA, at age 82.1,2

Family 1

Gertrude Gilray b. 19 Nov 1877, d. 30 Sep 1905

Family 2

Buelah Shaffer b. 13 Jul 1882, d. 2 Oct 1960
Child

Citations

  1. [S871] David Bolling, email attachment, David Bolling (Maryland), received Nov 22 1998.
  2. [S4205] Aldridge Family Tree, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/17703162. Hereinafter cited as Aldridge Family Tree.
  3. [S871] David Bolling, Nov 22 1998, Frank m 2nd to Beulah _ b 13 Jul 1882 on 17 Nov 1910.

Anna Bertha Gilray1,2

F, #6472, b. 12 July 1881, d. 20 April 1959
Father*James Robert Gilray3,2,4 b. Oct 1842, d. 4 Dec 1907
Mother*Mary Ann White3,2,4 b. 12 Aug 1850, d. 19 Dec 1924
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited7 Mar 2018
     Anna was born on 12 July 1881 in Euphrasia Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada, Ontario Nirth Registration 009108.2,5,6,7,4 Anna married George Carl Goldberg on 9 December 1908 in Sheridan, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.3,8,9,7 She died on 20 April 1959 in Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, New York, USA, at age 77.3,7 Anna Bertha Gilray was buried on 24 April 1959 in Laona Cemetery, Laona, Chautauqua County, New York, USA, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=72916809.3,7
     She also went by the name of Bertha.5,6
     In the obituary of Mary Ann Gilray who died 19 December 1924, Mary's daughter, Mrs George Goldberg was listed as a survivor.10
     In the obituary of George Carl Goldberg who died 1 April 1943, his wife, Bertha Gilray Goldberg was listed as a survivor.11
     In the obituary of Mayman L Gilray who died 28 April 1950, Mayman's sister, Bertha Goldberg was listed as a survivor.12
     In the obituary of Hugh A Gilray who died 22 October 1953, Hugh's sister, Bertha Goldberg was listed as a survivor.13
     In the obituary of Mary Corey who died 27 January 1954, her sister, Bertha Goldberg of Laona, was listed as a survivor.14

The following biographical information appeared in the family tree database of David Bolling, 22 November 1998:
Bertha died at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, NY after a short illness. She resided on Wilson Road, Fredonia, NY at time of death.

Member of the Laona Evangelical United Brethren church and the Laona Ladies aid.3

Census Data

     Anna B appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Villenova, Chautauqua County, New York in the household of her parents, James Gilray and Mary A Gilray.4

Bertha Goldburg and George Goldburg appeared on the 1920 U.S. Federal Census of Pomfret, Chautauqua County, New York, enumerated 12 January 1920, enumerated as a house carpenter. Their children Leonard, Edith, Cecil and Dorthey were listed as living with them. As well as his mother, Sophie Goldberg.8

Bertha Goldberg and George Goldberg appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Pomfret, Chautauqua County, New York, enumerated 5 April 1930 Their children Leonard, Cecile, Dorothy and Irene were listed as living with them.9

Family

George Carl Goldberg b. 22 Apr 1878, d. 1 Apr 1943
Marriage*Anna married George Carl Goldberg on 9 December 1908 in Sheridan, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.3,8,9,7 
Children

Citations

  1. According to her birth registration.
  2. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Anna Bertha Gilray. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  3. [S871] David Bolling, email attachment, David Bolling (Maryland), received Nov 22 1998.
  4. [S4206] James Gilray household, Jun 18, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Villenova, Chautauqua, New York; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 128, Ancestry.com Roll: 1015; FHL microfilm: 1241015.
  5. [S1630] George Goldburg, Jan, 12-14, 1920 U.S. census, Washington, DC, USA, Pomfret (town), Chautauqua, New York; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 176, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T625_1092; Image: 120, Household Members: Name Age
    George Goldburg 41
    Bertha Goldburg 38
    Leonard Goldburg 10
    Edith Goldburg 9
    Cecil Goldburg 7
    Dosthur Goldburg 4 1/12
    Sophie Suanstrom 84.
  6. [S1631] George Goldberg household, April 5 - 8, 1930 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 90, Ancestry.com Roll: 1414;; Image: 147.0., Household Members: Name Age
    George Goldberg 50
    Bertha Goldberg 48
    Leonard Goldberg 20
    Cecile Goldberg 17
    Dorothy Goldberg 14
    Irene Goldberg 9.
  7. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  8. [S1630] Jan, 12-14, 1920 U.S. census, Washington, DC, USA, Pomfret (town), Chautauqua, New York; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 176.
  9. [S1631] April 5 - 8, 1930 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 90.
  10. [S6487] Mrs. Mary A. Gilray Died in Sheridan, The Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, NY, Dec 20, 1924, Page 1, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mary Ann Gilray née White. Hereinafter cited as Dunkirk Evening Observer.
  11. [S8312] George C. Goldberg of Laona Died Early This Morning, Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, NY, Apr 1, 1943, Page 8, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: George Carl Goldberg. Hereinafter cited as Evening Observer.
  12. [S7104] M. L. Gilray of Sheridan Dies in Tucson, Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, NY, May 1, 1950, Page 5, columns 6 to 8 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mayman L. Gilray. Hereinafter cited as Evening Observer.
  13. [S7105] Hugh Gilray of Sheridan Dies, The Grape Belt and Chautauqua Farmer, Dunkirk, NY, Oct 30, 1953, Page 1, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Hugh A. Gilray. Hereinafter cited as Grape Belt & Chautauqua Farmer.
  14. [S8308] Unknown article title, unknown newspaper title, unknown location viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mary Corey née Gilray.
  15. [S170] David Bolling, "David Bolling Email," e-mail message from (email address withheld for privacy) (Maryland) to Rick Moffat, various, 1 -- Dorothy Goldberg 1916-1987; Pic 1918/19, June 1, 2001 -- Group Picture. Hereinafter cited as "David Bolling Email."
  16. [S170] David Bolling, "David Bolling Email," e-mail to Rick Moffat, various, Chart, June 1, 2001.
  17. [S1630] Jan, 12-14, 1920 U.S. census, Washington, DC, USA, Pomfret (town), Chautauqua, New York; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 176, Household Members: Name Age
    George Goldburg 41
    Bertha Goldburg 38
    Leonard Goldburg 10
    Edith Goldburg 9
    Cecil Goldburg 7
    Dorthey Goldburg 4 1/12
    Sophie Suanstrom 84.

Mayman Loran Gilray1,2

M, #6473, b. 14 April 1883, d. 28 April 1950
Father*James Robert Gilray3,2,4 b. Oct 1842, d. 4 Dec 1907
Mother*Mary Ann White3,2,4,5 b. 12 Aug 1850, d. 19 Dec 1924
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     Mayman was born on 14 April 1883 in Euphrasia Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Birth Registration 009723.2,5,4 Alternatively, he was born on 14 April 1882 in Thornbury, Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada.3 Mayman married Blanche G Cook on 16 November 1921.3
     The following information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Blanche G Gilray, Mary Corey, Bertha Goldberg, Alice Sweet, Lily Cave, Pearl Bolling, Ruth Christy, Leonard Gilray and Hugh A Gilray. Predeceased: James Gilray and Mary Ann White.6 He died on 28 April 1950 in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA, at age 67.3 Mayman Loran Gilray was buried in Sheridan Cemetery, Sheridan, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.3
     In the obituary of Mary Ann Gilray who died 19 December 1924, Mary's son, Mayman Gilray was listed as a survivor.7
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared in the peridoical The Grape Belt and Chautauqua Farmer published in Dunkirk, New York, 1 May 1950 .6


The following biographical information appeared in the family tree database of David Bolling, 22 November 1998:
Mayman is listed in the 1920 census living in the town of Sheridan with his brother Leonard, sister, Ruth, and his mother, Mary. The census shows that his mother came to America in 1888 but Mayman and Leonard came in 1890. It is possible that the children might have stayed in Canada until the parents were settled in the United States. The 1920 census also shows Mayman being naturalized in 1917.

Mayman was reared under rural conditions, attending a district school near Cherry Creek, and early learning the advantages and disadvantages of agriculture. He farmed until he was 22 years of age, then went into the furniture business in Dunkirk. Four years of merchandising was enough for this man, whose primary interest was in the soil. He sold his holdings in the Dunkirk establishment and purchased a farm in Sheridan, which he cultivated with skill, enterprise and efficiency. Experience on the land and in the city taught him that the specialist is more often better paid than one who generalizes, whether in industry, commerce or the professions. He centered most of his activities on truck growing and was one of the best known specialists in the production of young plants for which there is normally a great demand. In public life, he did well his duties as a good citizen and was honored with election to the town board for over 20 years when poor health forced him to retire. He was first elected to the town board in 1925. He was a Republican in his political faith. Fraternally, Mayman was affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Masonic Lodge. On January 1, 1950 he and his wife, Blanche Cook went to Tucson, Arizona because of a severe asthma condition. He only lived four months there, dying April 28, 1950 -- not from asthma but a gall bladder problem.

Part of the above information was taken from "The Historic Annals of Southwestern New York" copyright 1940. - Marjorie (Gilray) Crosgrove

He was a commissioner of the Sheriden Fire Department, a member of the County Laboratory Board, a director of the Chautauqua County Agricultural Corporation, a member and past district deputy president of the Sheridan Odd Fellows lodge, the last charter member of True Union Rebeka lodge, a member of Irondequoit Lodge of Masons, Dunkirk, and a member of the Sheridan Grange.
Marjorie (Gilray) Crosgrove.3

Census Data

     Mayman appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Villenova, Chautauqua County, New York in the household of his parents, James Gilray and Mary A Gilray.4

Mann L Gilray appeared on the 1920 U.S. Federal Census of Sheridan, Chautauqua County, New York, enumerated 16 January 1920, enumerated as the head of the household, living with his mother, Mary A Gilray siblings, Leonard and Ruth.5

Family

Blanche G Cook b. 26 Oct 1895, d. 23 Dec 1980
Marriage*Mayman married Blanche G Cook on 16 November 1921.3 

Citations

  1. According to his birth registration.
  2. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Mayman Loran Gilray. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  3. [S871] David Bolling, email attachment, David Bolling (Maryland), received Nov 22 1998.
  4. [S4206] James Gilray household, Jun 18, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Villenova, Chautauqua, New York; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 128, Ancestry.com Roll: 1015; FHL microfilm: 1241015.
  5. [S1623] Mann L Gilray household, Jan 22-26, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Sheridan, Chautauqua, New York; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 187, Ancestry.com Roll: T625_1092; Image: 405.
  6. [S7104] M. L. Gilray of Sheridan Dies in Tucson, Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, NY, May 1, 1950, Page 5, columns 6 to 8 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mayman L. Gilray. Hereinafter cited as Evening Observer.
  7. [S6487] Mrs. Mary A. Gilray Died in Sheridan, The Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, NY, Dec 20, 1924, Page 1, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mary Ann Gilray née White. Hereinafter cited as Dunkirk Evening Observer.

Susan Alice Beatrice Gilray1,2,3

F, #6474, b. 26 November 1884, d. 9 July 1975
Father*James Robert Gilray1,4 b. Oct 1842, d. 4 Dec 1907
Mother*Mary Ann White1,4 b. 12 Aug 1850, d. 19 Dec 1924
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited12 Jun 2017
     Susan was born on 26 November 1884 in Thornbury, Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada.1,5,4 Susan married Charles E Sweet on 23 December 1903 in Sheridan, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.1,6,7 She died on 9 July 1975 in Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, New York, USA, at age 90.1,8 Susan Alice Beatrice Gilray was buried on 12 July 1975 in Sheridan Cemetery, Sheridan, Chautauqua County, New York, USA, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=38450114.1,8
     She also went by the name of Alice.9
     In the obituary of Mary Ann Gilray who died 19 December 1924, Mary's daughter, Mrs Charles Sweet was listed as a survivor.10
     In the obituary of Mayman L Gilray who died 28 April 1950, Mayman's sister, Alice Sweet was listed as a survivor.11
     In the obituary of Hugh A Gilray who died 22 October 1953, Hugh's sister, Alice Sweet was listed as a survivor.12
     In the obituary of Mary Corey who died 27 January 1954, her sister, Alice Sweet of Fredonia, NY, was listed as a survivor.13

The following biographical information was shared in the family tree database of David Bolling, 22 November 1998:
Alice and Charles were married at the home of her parents on W. Main in Sheridan.

Alice was a Past Noble Grand of the Sheridan Rebekahs.

She died at Brooks Hospital, Dunkirk after a lengthy illness.

"Alice" was always working. She and her husband had a dairy farm for years and she helped milk and did all the chores that went with a dairy farm. She and her husband sold the farm and retired to Fredonia, NY. - Marjorie (Gilray) Crosgrove.1

Census Data

     Beatrice A appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Villenova, Chautauqua County, New York in the household of her parents, James Gilray and Mary A Gilray.4 Susan Alice Beatrice Gilray and Charles E Sweet appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Sheridan, Chautauqua County, New York, enumerated 14 April 1930 Their children Edward, Lester and Reno were listed as living with them.6

Family

Charles E Sweet b. 30 Oct 1880, d. 27 Mar 1963
Marriage*Susan married Charles E Sweet on 23 December 1903 in Sheridan, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.1,6,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S871] David Bolling, email attachment, David Bolling (Maryland), received Nov 22 1998.
  2. [S170] David Bolling, "David Bolling Email," e-mail message from (email address withheld for privacy) (Maryland) to Rick Moffat, various, 10 -- Alice Sweet 1884-1975; Pic 1918/19, June 1, 2001 -- Group Picture. Hereinafter cited as "David Bolling Email."
  3. [S170] David Bolling, "David Bolling Email," e-mail to Rick Moffat, various, 10 -- Susan Alice Beatrice Gilray; Chart, June 1, 2001.
  4. [S4206] James Gilray household, Jun 18, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Villenova, Chautauqua, New York; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 128, Ancestry.com Roll: 1015; FHL microfilm: 1241015.
  5. [S1635] Charles Sweet household, April 14, 1930 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Sheridan, Chautauqua, New York; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 97, Ancestry.com Roll: 1414;; Image: 320.0., Household Members: Name Age
    Charles E Sweet 49
    Alice D Sweet 45
    Edward J Sweet 24
    Lester R Sweet 22
    Rens W Sweet 20.
  6. [S1635] April 14, 1930 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Sheridan, Chautauqua, New York; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 97.
  7. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Charles Sweet.
  8. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  9. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  10. [S6487] Mrs. Mary A. Gilray Died in Sheridan, The Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, NY, Dec 20, 1924, Page 1, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mary Ann Gilray née White. Hereinafter cited as Dunkirk Evening Observer.
  11. [S7104] M. L. Gilray of Sheridan Dies in Tucson, Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, NY, May 1, 1950, Page 5, columns 6 to 8 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mayman L. Gilray. Hereinafter cited as Evening Observer.
  12. [S7105] Hugh Gilray of Sheridan Dies, The Grape Belt and Chautauqua Farmer, Dunkirk, NY, Oct 30, 1953, Page 1, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Hugh A. Gilray. Hereinafter cited as Grape Belt & Chautauqua Farmer.
  13. [S8308] Unknown article title, unknown newspaper title, unknown location viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mary Corey née Gilray.
  14. [S1635] April 14, 1930 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Sheridan, Chautauqua, New York; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 97, Household Members: Name Age
    Charles E Sweet 49
    Alice D Sweet 45
    Edward J Sweet 24
    Lester R Sweet 22
    Rens W Sweet 20 [I read Reno W].

Leonard Fred Gilray1,2,3

M, #6475, b. 25 August 1886, d. 22 June 1963
Father*James Robert Gilray4,5,6,7 b. Oct 1842, d. 4 Dec 1907
Mother*Mary Ann White4,5,7 b. 12 Aug 1850, d. 19 Dec 1924
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited12 Dec 2017
     Leonard was born on 25 August 1886 in Euphrasia Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Birth Registration 011377.5,8,7 Alternatively, he was born on 31 August 1886 in Thornbury, Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada.4,1,3 Leonard married Marion Neilson Campbell on 14 November 1925 in Galt, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada.4,6 He died on 22 June 1963 in Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, New York, USA, at age 76.4,1 Leonard Fred Gilray was buried on 25 June 1963 in Willowbrook Park Cemetery, Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.4,9
Military Service:
     Leonard Fred Gilray began military service on 13 July 1918 in Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, New York, as a private first class in Co A BnTC.3
     Leonard Fred Gilray ended his military service on 13 August 1919 honorably discharged at demobilzation with rank of Corporal.
End of Military Service section.3

     He registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. In this document he declared his intention to seek US citizenship. He was a single farmer in Shridan County and did not list any dependents. He had no previous military experience..2 He was naturalized after 5 June 1917 in USA.10
     In the obituary of Mary Ann Gilray who died 19 December 1924, Mary's son, Leonard Gilray was listed as a survivor.11
     In the obituary of James Birley Gilray who died 3 January 1934, his father, Leonard Gilray was listed as a survivor.12
     In the obituary of Mayman L Gilray who died 28 April 1950, Mayman's brother, Leonard Gilray was listed as a survivor.13
     In the obituary of Hugh A Gilray who died 22 October 1953, Hugh's brother, Leonard Gilray was listed as a survivor.14
     In the obituary of Mary Corey who died 27 January 1954, her brother, Leonard Gilray of Dunkirk, NY, was listed as a survivor.15

The following biographical information was shared in the family tree database of David Bolling, 22 November 1998:
Leonard is shown in the 1920 census living with his brother, Mayman, and sister, Ruth in the Town of Sheridan. Also living in the household is his mother, Mary. Leonard is shown coming to America in 1890 and being naturalized in 1917. His occupation is listed as farmer.

Leonard lived in Egypt, NY; Hamlet; and Cherry Creek before settling in Sheridan.

Leonard served in WWI in the U.S. Army and served in Europe. He ran the greenhouse and farm at the homestead in Sheridan for a time then was a greens keeper for Shorewood Country Club until he retired. - Marjorie (Gilray) Crosgrove

The Gilrays bought a home on Dove Street in Dunkirk. Their home was always a gathering place for the young and old and Leonard always enjoyed having folks around and seeing them have a good time. After retiring from Shorewood where he was head greens keeper, Leonard worked for a time as a guard at the old Alco Plant. He was a Honorary Member of the Western New York Golf Course Superintendents Association, the American Legion and the Dunkirk Lakeside Club, Inc. He died in Dunkirk of a cerebral hemorrhage.4

Census Data

     Frederick appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Villenova, Chautauqua County, New York in the household of his parents, James Gilray and Mary A Gilray.16

Leonard F appeared on the 1910 Federal Census Sheridan Twp., Chautauqua County, New York in the household of his parents, Samuel R Gilray and Mary A Gilray.7

Leonard F appeared on the 1920 U.S. Federal Census of Sheridan, Chautauqua County, New York, in the household of Mann L Gilray.8

Family

Marion Neilson Campbell b. 27 Feb 1895, d. 23 Oct 1975
Marriage*Leonard married Marion Neilson Campbell on 14 November 1925 in Galt, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada.4,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  2. [S4448] World War I Draft Registration, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482, Name: Leonard Fred Gilray
    County:     Chautauqua
    State:     New York
    Birthplace:     Thornbury, (Ontario), Canada
    Birth Date:     31 Aug 1886
    Race:     Caucasian (White)
    Draft Board:     1
    Age:     30
    Occupation:     Farmer
    Nearest Relative:     -
    Height/Build:     medium / medium
    Color of Eyes/Hair:     brown / brown
    Signature:     Leonard Fred Gilray. Hereinafter cited as WWI Draft Registration.
  3. [S5923] Abstract of Service Records, New York, Abstracts of World War I Military Service, 1917-1919, Series B0808. New York State Archives, Albany, New York (Albany, NY: New York (State). Adjutant General's Office), Name: Leonard F Gilray
    Birth Place:     Canada
    Birth Date:     31 Aug 1886
    Service Start Date:     13 Jul 1918
    Service Start Place:     Dunkirk, New York
    Service Start Age:     31
    Orgs served in:     Co A 335 BnTC to Dec 20, 1918; MTC 817 to disch
    Grades, with date of appointment:     Pvt 1cl Nov 14/18; Corp Feb 8/19 Pvt Feb 18/19; Corp June 30/19
    Served Overseas:     Oct 27/18 to Aug 9/19
    Honoarably discharged on demobilization:     Aug 13, 1919. Hereinafter cited as NY - Abstracts WWI Military Service.
  4. [S871] David Bolling, email attachment, David Bolling (Maryland), received Nov 22 1998.
  5. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Frederick Leynard Gilray. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  6. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Leonard Fredrick Gilray & Mary Ann White.
  7. [S1625] Samuel R Gilray household, Apr 25, 1910 U.S. census, Washington, DC, USA, Sheridan, Chautauqua, New York; Page 4B, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T624_930; Image: 960.
  8. [S1623] Mann L Gilray household, Jan 22-26, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Sheridan, Chautauqua, New York; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 187, Ancestry.com Roll: T625_1092; Image: 405.
  9. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Leonard F Gilray
    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  10. [S1623] Jan 22-26, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Sheridan, Chautauqua, New York; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 187, Household Members: Name Age
    Mann L Gilray 36
    Leonard F Gilray 33
    Ruth M Gilray 26
    Mary A Gilray 69
    Walter W Wilde 23.
  11. [S6487] Mrs. Mary A. Gilray Died in Sheridan, The Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, NY, Dec 20, 1924, Page 1, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mary Ann Gilray née White. Hereinafter cited as Dunkirk Evening Observer.
  12. [S8307] Funeral Saturday For James Gilray, 6, Dunkirk Evening Observer, Sunkirk, New York, Jan 5, 1934, Page 7, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Funeral: James Birley Gilray. Hereinafter cited as Evening Observer.
  13. [S7104] M. L. Gilray of Sheridan Dies in Tucson, Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, NY, May 1, 1950, Page 5, columns 6 to 8 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mayman L. Gilray. Hereinafter cited as Evening Observer.
  14. [S7105] Hugh Gilray of Sheridan Dies, The Grape Belt and Chautauqua Farmer, Dunkirk, NY, Oct 30, 1953, Page 1, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Hugh A. Gilray. Hereinafter cited as Grape Belt & Chautauqua Farmer.
  15. [S8308] Unknown article title, unknown newspaper title, unknown location viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mary Corey née Gilray.
  16. [S4206] James Gilray household, Jun 18, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Villenova, Chautauqua, New York; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 128, Ancestry.com Roll: 1015; FHL microfilm: 1241015.
  17. [S162] David Bolling, "David Bolling, Seamer Parish Records Film 0919209," e-mail message from (email address withheld for privacy) (Maryland) to Rick Moffat. Hereinafter cited as "David Bolling, Seamer Parish Records Film 0919209."

Pearl Jean Gilray1

F, #6476, b. 4 January 1889, d. 9 January 1971
Father*James Robert Gilray1 b. Oct 1842, d. 4 Dec 1907
Mother*Mary Ann White1 b. 12 Aug 1850, d. 19 Dec 1924
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited7 Mar 2018
     Pearl was born on 4 January 1889 in East Bloomfield, Ontario County, New York, USA.1 Pearl married Ralph Quinton Bolling Sr. on 27 April 1918 in Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.1,2 She died on 9 January 1971 in Hope Haven Nursing home, Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York, USA, at age 82.1 Pearl Jean Gilray was buried on 12 January 1971 in Willowbrook Park Cemetery, Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, New York, USA, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37943528.1,3
     In the obituary of Mary Ann Gilray who died 19 December 1924, Mary's daughter, Mrs Ralph Bolling was listed as a survivor.4
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Dunkirk, New York Dunkirk Evening Observer 17 May 1938 :
Retrospective
Items of Local Interest From Observer Files
Twenty Years Ago - 1918

...The marriage of Ralph Bolling of West Lake road and Miss Pearl Gilray took place before the groom left for Camp Dix...2

     In the obituary of Mayman L Gilray who died 28 April 1950, Mayman's sister, Pearl Bolling was listed as a survivor.5
     In the obituary of Hugh A Gilray who died 22 October 1953, Hugh's sister, Mrs Ralph Bolling was listed as a survivor.6
     In the obituary of Mary Corey who died 27 January 1954, her sister, Pearl Bolling of Dunkirk, NY, was listed as a survivor.7

The following biographical information appeared in the family tree database of David Bolling, 22 November 1998:
Pearl was an excellent baker and at one time she and her husband baked rolls and bread to sell. - Marjorie (Gilray) Crosgrove

Pearl is listed in the 1920 census age 31 with her husband, Ralph living on W. Lake Road in the Town of Dunkirk.

Pearl died at age 82 at the Hope Haven Nursing home in Jamestown.

Funeral services from McGraw Funeral Home, Dunkirk, Rev. P. Burdette Howe officiating.1

Family

Ralph Quinton Bolling Sr. b. 2 Aug 1891, d. 15 Jan 1970
Marriage*Pearl married Ralph Quinton Bolling Sr. on 27 April 1918 in Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, New York.1,2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S871] David Bolling, email attachment, David Bolling (Maryland), received Nov 22 1998.
  2. [S7107] Retrospective, Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, NY, May 17, 1938, Page 6, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, 20 years ago - Wedding: Ralph Bolling and Pearl Gilray. Hereinafter cited as Evening Observer.
  3. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  4. [S6487] Mrs. Mary A. Gilray Died in Sheridan, The Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, NY, Dec 20, 1924, Page 1, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mary Ann Gilray née White. Hereinafter cited as Dunkirk Evening Observer.
  5. [S7104] M. L. Gilray of Sheridan Dies in Tucson, Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, NY, May 1, 1950, Page 5, columns 6 to 8 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mayman L. Gilray. Hereinafter cited as Evening Observer.
  6. [S7105] Hugh Gilray of Sheridan Dies, The Grape Belt and Chautauqua Farmer, Dunkirk, NY, Oct 30, 1953, Page 1, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Hugh A. Gilray. Hereinafter cited as Grape Belt & Chautauqua Farmer.
  7. [S8308] Unknown article title, unknown newspaper title, unknown location viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mary Corey née Gilray.

Lillie May Gilray1,2,3,4

F, #6477, b. 31 December 1890, d. 26 December 1967
Father*James Robert Gilray3,5 b. Oct 1842, d. 4 Dec 1907
Mother*Mary Ann White3,5 b. 12 Aug 1850, d. 19 Dec 1924
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited6 Mar 2018
     Lillie was born on 31 December 1890 in Egypt, Monroe County, New York, USA.3,4,5 Lillie married Clarence Parkfield Cave on 5 June 1912 in Fredonia, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.3,4 She died on 26 December 1967 in Latham, Albany County, New York, USA, at age 76.3 Lillie May Gilray was buried on 29 December 1967 in Willowbrook Park Cemetery, Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.3,6
     In the obituary of Mary Ann Gilray who died 19 December 1924, Mary's daughter, Mrs Clarence Cave was listed as a survivor.7
     In the obituary of Mayman L Gilray who died 28 April 1950, Mayman's sister, Lily Cave was listed as a survivor.8
     In the obituary of Hugh A Gilray who died 22 October 1953, Hugh's sister, Mrs Clarence Cave was listed as a survivor.9
     In the obituary of Mary Corey who died 27 January 1954, her sister, Lillie May Gilray of Fredonia, NY, was listed as a survivor.10
     David Bolling included the following in his genealogy database:

Funeral services were held in the Larson Memorial Chapel, the Rev. Ernest Bolling officiating.

She was a member of the Fredonia Methodist Church and Fredonia Grange No. 1.3

Census Data

     Lillie M appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Villenova, Chautauqua County, New York in the household of her parents, James Gilray and Mary A Gilray.5 Lillie May Gilray appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Fredonia, Pomfret Twp., Chautauqua County, New York, in the household of Clarence Parkfield Cave.4

Family

Clarence Parkfield Cave b. 30 Aug 1887, d. 29 Jan 1958
Marriage*Lillie married Clarence Parkfield Cave on 5 June 1912 in Fredonia, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S170] David Bolling, "David Bolling Email," e-mail message from (email address withheld for privacy) (Maryland) to Rick Moffat, various, 8 -- Lillie Cave 1890-1967; Pic 1918/19, June 1, 2001 -- Group Picture. Hereinafter cited as "David Bolling Email."
  2. [S170] David Bolling, "David Bolling Email," e-mail to Rick Moffat, various, 8 -- Lillie May Gilray; Chart, June 1, 2001.
  3. [S871] David Bolling, email attachment, David Bolling (Maryland), received Nov 22 1998.
  4. [S1642] Clarence Cave household, April 7, 1930 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 86, Ancestry.com Roll: 1414;; Image: 11.0., Household Members: Name Age
    Clarence P Cave 42
    Lillie M Cave 39
    Mildred I Cave 16
    Helene M Cave 13
    Robert J Cave 10.
  5. [S4206] James Gilray household, Jun 18, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Villenova, Chautauqua, New York; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 128, Ancestry.com Roll: 1015; FHL microfilm: 1241015.
  6. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  7. [S6487] Mrs. Mary A. Gilray Died in Sheridan, The Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, NY, Dec 20, 1924, Page 1, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mary Ann Gilray née White. Hereinafter cited as Dunkirk Evening Observer.
  8. [S7104] M. L. Gilray of Sheridan Dies in Tucson, Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, NY, May 1, 1950, Page 5, columns 6 to 8 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mayman L. Gilray. Hereinafter cited as Evening Observer.
  9. [S7105] Hugh Gilray of Sheridan Dies, The Grape Belt and Chautauqua Farmer, Dunkirk, NY, Oct 30, 1953, Page 1, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Hugh A. Gilray. Hereinafter cited as Grape Belt & Chautauqua Farmer.
  10. [S8308] Unknown article title, unknown newspaper title, unknown location viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mary Corey née Gilray.

Ruth M Gilray1,2,3,4,5

F, #6478, b. 22 June 1893, d. 23 January 1959
Father*James Robert Gilray6,3,5 b. Oct 1842, d. 4 Dec 1907
Mother*Mary Ann White6,2,3,5 b. 12 Aug 1850, d. 19 Dec 1924
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited30 Aug 2017
     Ruth was born on 22 June 1893 in Egypt, Monroe County, New York, USA.2,3,4,5,7 Ruth married John V Christy on 20 April 1921, according to the 1930 census, he was 31 and she was 27 at the time of their marriage.6,4,7 She died on 23 January 1959 in Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, New York, USA, at age 65.6 Ruth M Gilray was buried on 26 January 1959 in Hanover Cemetery, Hanover, Oneida County, New York, USA.6
     Her name was also recorded as Mizpah Ruth Gilray.6
     In the obituary of Mary Ann Gilray who died 19 December 1924, Mary's daughter, Mrs Jack Christy was listed as a survivor.8
     In the obituary of Mayman L Gilray who died 28 April 1950, Mayman's sister, Ruth Christy was listed as a survivor.9
     In the obituary of Hugh A Gilray who died 22 October 1953, Hugh's sister, Mrs John Christy was listed as a survivor.10
     In the obituary of Mary Corey who died 27 January 1954, her sister, Ruth Christy of Silver Creek, NY, was listed as a survivor.11

The following biographical information appeared in the family tree database of David Bolling, 22 November 1998:
Ruth is shown living with her brothers, Mayman and Leonard in the Town of Sheridan in the 1920 census. Also living in the same household is her mother, Mary. Ruth, age 26 is listed as being a stenographer.

She resided at 9 Jackson St., Silver Creek, NY at time of death.

Funeral services at Hole-Parker Funeral Home, Rev Willett Smith officiating.6

Census Data

     Ruth M appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Villenova, Chautauqua County, New York in the household of her parents, James Gilray and Mary A Gilray.5

Ruth M appeared on the 1910 Federal Census Sheridan Twp., Chautauqua County, New York in the household of her parents, Samuel R Gilray and Mary A Gilray.3

Ruth M appeared on the 1920 U.S. Federal Census of Sheridan, Chautauqua County, New York, in the household of Mann L Gilray.2

Ruth M Christy and John V Christy appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Silver Creek, Hanover Twp., Chautauqua County, New York, enumerated 19 April 1930, enumerated as a book-keeper in a Dining Car Factory.4

Ruth Christy and John V Christy appeared on the 1940 U.S. Federal Census of Silver Creek, Hanover Twp., Chautauqua County, New York, enumerated 17 April 1940, enumerated as "clerical" in the trucking industry and she was a stenographer in the manufacturing industry. Their children John were listed as living with them. As was his father, George Christy.7

Family

John V Christy b. 15 Jun 1889, d. 10 Oct 1975
Marriage*Ruth married John V Christy on 20 April 1921, according to the 1930 census, he was 31 and she was 27 at the time of their marriage.6,4,7 
Child

Citations

  1. In the 1900 to1930 census records.
  2. [S1623] Mann L Gilray household, Jan 22-26, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Sheridan, Chautauqua, New York; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 187, Ancestry.com Roll: T625_1092; Image: 405.
  3. [S1625] Samuel R Gilray household, Apr 25, 1910 U.S. census, Washington, DC, USA, Sheridan, Chautauqua, New York; Page 4B, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T624_930; Image: 960.
  4. [S1644] John V Christy household, April 19, 1930 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Hanover, Chautauqua, New York ; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 109, Ancestry.com Roll: 1412;; Image: 502.0.
  5. [S4206] James Gilray household, Jun 18, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Villenova, Chautauqua, New York; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 128, Ancestry.com Roll: 1015; FHL microfilm: 1241015.
  6. [S871] David Bolling, email attachment, David Bolling (Maryland), received Nov 22 1998.
  7. [S7098] John V Christy household, April 17, 1940 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Silver Creek, Chautauqua, New York ; Page: 10B; ; Enumeration District: 7-59, Ancestry.com Roll: T627_2510.
  8. [S6487] Mrs. Mary A. Gilray Died in Sheridan, The Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, NY, Dec 20, 1924, Page 1, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mary Ann Gilray née White. Hereinafter cited as Dunkirk Evening Observer.
  9. [S7104] M. L. Gilray of Sheridan Dies in Tucson, Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, NY, May 1, 1950, Page 5, columns 6 to 8 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mayman L. Gilray. Hereinafter cited as Evening Observer.
  10. [S7105] Hugh Gilray of Sheridan Dies, The Grape Belt and Chautauqua Farmer, Dunkirk, NY, Oct 30, 1953, Page 1, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Hugh A. Gilray. Hereinafter cited as Grape Belt & Chautauqua Farmer.
  11. [S8308] Unknown article title, unknown newspaper title, unknown location viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mary Corey née Gilray.

Hugh Allen Gilray1,2

M, #6479, b. 26 April 1896, d. 22 October 1953
Father*James Robert Gilray1,3,4 b. Oct 1842, d. 4 Dec 1907
Mother*Mary Ann White1,3,4 b. 12 Aug 1850, d. 19 Dec 1924
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     Hugh was born on 26 April 1896 in Cherry Creek, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.1,2,4 Hugh married Emma C McClenathan on 26 April 1918.1,2 Hugh married Lena Lucas on 17 December 1938 in the Methodist church parsonage, Sheridan, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.1,2,5
     The following information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Lena Gilray, Carlton Gilray, Robert (sic) Lucas, Hilma Walker, Leonard Gilray, Mrs John Christy, Mrs Clarence Cave, Mrs Ralph Bolling, Alice Sweet, Mary Cory (sic) and Bertha Goldberg.6 He died on 22 October 1953 in State College, Center County, Pennsylvania, USA, at age 57.1,2 Alternatively, he died on 23 October 1953 in State College, Center County, Pennsylvania, at age 57 according to his obituary.6 Hugh Allen Gilray was buried in Sheridan Cemetery, Sheridan, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.1,2
     He also went by the name of Shorty.1
     In the obituary of Mary Ann Gilray who died 19 December 1924, Mary's son, Hugh Gilray was listed as a survivor.7
     In the obituary of Emma McClenathan Gilray who died 16 March 1937, Emma'shusband, Hugh A Gilray was listed as a survivor.8
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Dunkirk, New York Dunkirk Evening Observer 20 December 1938 :
Gilray-Lucas
Hugh A. Gilray, proprietor of Sheridan garage, and Mrs. Lena Lucas also of Sheridan, were married at the Methodist church parsonage on Saturday evening at seven o'clock by the Rev. Bernard Howe. After a short wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Gilray will reside at Sheridan.5

     In the obituary of Mayman L Gilray who died 28 April 1950, Mayman's brother, Hugh A Gilray was listed as a survivor.9
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper The Grape Belt and Chautauqua Farmer published in Dunkirk, New York, 30 October 1953 .6


The following biographical information appeared in the family tree database of David Bolling, 22 November 1998:
Hugh may m 2nd Dora Lucas b 20 Mar 1889.

After graduating from Dunkirk High School, Hugh learned the machinist trade and followed this work both in Dunkirk and in Erie, until 1917, when he enlisted for war service. He was attached to the 67th Balloon Corps and was stationed at Camp John Wise. He received his Honorable discharge after 14 months of service and then went to Baltimore to reenter the machinist field. He continued there until 1921, when he returned to Sheridan to establish the garage business in which he was most successful. Since 1923, he operated the Nash agency, was the local headquarters for the Case line of farm implements, and also had the dealership for GMC trucks. "Shorty" was a supporter of the Republican party, and fraternally, was affiliated with Silver Lodge No. 757, Free and Accepted Masons and Sheridan Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He served as chief of the Sheridan Volunteer Fire Department for many years. He died while on vacation in State College, PA of a heart attack. Part of the above information was taken from "The Historic Annals of Southwestern New York", copyright 1940. - Marjorie (Gilray) Crosgrove

Hugh was a member of Silver Lodge 757, F. and A.M., and Scottish Rite Lodge, Silver Creek and the Jamestown Consistory. Hugh was a veteran of World War I and was a member of Don Martin American Legion Post 148, Silver Creek. He was a director of the Chautauqua County Automobile Club. He had been in the garage business in Sheridan for 32 years and had served the town as fire chief for 15 years.1

     November 2016 Research notes:
Lookup later census records.10

Census Data

     Hugh A appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Villenova, Chautauqua County, New York in the household of his parents, James Gilray and Mary A Gilray.4

Hugh J appeared on the 1910 Federal Census Sheridan Twp., Chautauqua County, New York in the household of his parents, Samuel R Gilray and Mary A Gilray.3

Family 1

Emma C McClenathan b. 30 Mar 1895, d. 16 Mar 1937
Marriage*Hugh married Emma C McClenathan on 26 April 1918.1,2 
Child

Family 2

Lena E Ayers b. 20 Mar 1889, d. 24 Apr 1980
Marriage*Hugh married Lena Lucas on 17 December 1938 in the Methodist church parsonage, Sheridan, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.1,2,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S871] David Bolling, email attachment, David Bolling (Maryland), received Nov 22 1998.
  2. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  3. [S1625] Samuel R Gilray household, Apr 25, 1910 U.S. census, Washington, DC, USA, Sheridan, Chautauqua, New York; Page 4B, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T624_930; Image: 960.
  4. [S4206] James Gilray household, Jun 18, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Villenova, Chautauqua, New York; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 128, Ancestry.com Roll: 1015; FHL microfilm: 1241015.
  5. [S7106] Gilray - Lucas, Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, NY, Dec 20, 1938, Page 13, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Wedding: Hugh A Gilray and Lena Lucas née Ayers. Hereinafter cited as Evening Observer.
  6. [S7105] Hugh Gilray of Sheridan Dies, The Grape Belt and Chautauqua Farmer, Dunkirk, NY, Oct 30, 1953, Page 1, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Hugh A. Gilray. Hereinafter cited as Grape Belt & Chautauqua Farmer.
  7. [S6487] Mrs. Mary A. Gilray Died in Sheridan, The Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, NY, Dec 20, 1924, Page 1, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mary Ann Gilray née White. Hereinafter cited as Dunkirk Evening Observer.
  8. [S7109] Mrs. Hugh A. Gilray Dies at Sheridan Home, Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, NY, Mar 19, 1937, Page 5, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Evening Observer.
  9. [S7104] M. L. Gilray of Sheridan Dies in Tucson, Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, NY, May 1, 1950, Page 5, columns 6 to 8 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mayman L. Gilray. Hereinafter cited as Evening Observer.
  10. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  11. [S6001] Pfc. Carlton Gilray Wins Bronze Star, Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, NY, Jul 17, 1945, Page 8, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Dunkirk Evening Observer (Dunkirk, New York); 17 Jul 1945, Tue.; Page 8, column 6
    Pfc. Carlton Gilray Wins Bronze Star. Hereinafter cited as Dunkirk Evening Observer.

Nelson Hemphill1,2,3,4

M, #6480, b. 4 March 1883, d. 11 December 1947
Father*Erastus Hemphill1,2,3,5 b. May 1856, d. Mar 1908
Mother*Martha White2,1,3,5 b. 14 Jun 1854, d. 3 Dec 1927
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited12 Oct 2016
     Nelson was born on 4 March 1883 in Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada.1,2,3 Nelson married Annah H Scott on 25 December 1906 in Hamlet, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.1,4 He died on 11 December 1947 in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York, USA, at age 64.1,4 Nelson Hemphill was buried on 14 December 1947 in Villenova Cemetery, Villenova, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.6,5
     He witnessed the immigration of Erastus Hemphill and Martha White in 1888 in USA; from Canada with three of their children. Later census data gives 1890 as the year of their immigration, but Laura's birth in New York state in 1889 supports this earlier date.3
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Dunkirk Evening Observer published in Dunkirk, New York 30 December 1947:
Villenova Merchant is Buried at Wright Cor.
Hamlet - Funeral services were held here on Dec. 14 for Nelson Hemphill, life long resident of this place and merchant here for many years.

Mr. Hemphill's death occurred on Dec. 11. He was a trustee of the Methodist church, and a member of Villenova lodge, I.O.O.F., Villenova grange, and South Dayton Lions club.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Annah Hemphill; a daughter, Mrs. Grace Sager; a sister, Mrs. Laura Swanson of Brademon, Fla., and four brothers, Frank and Hartley of Hamlet, Lester of Dunkirk and Samuel of Uniontown, Pa.4




The following biographical information appeared in the family tree database of David Bolling, 22 November 1998:
He came to America in 1888 with his parents. He is listed as a farm laborer in the 1900 US census.

The 1920 census shows him coming to America in 1890 and being naturalized in 1912. He is shown living in the village of Hamlet, Town of Villenova with his wife, Annah, and daughter, Grace. He is shown as a merchant in a store.

Nelson lived in Hamlet the last 40 years of his life. He was a member of the Hamlet Methodist church and the area's Mason lodge. He died in the WCA hospital in Jamestown.1


External link for Nelson Hemphill on his WeRelate Wiki Person Page.7

Census Data

     Nelson appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Villenova, Chautauqua County, New York in the household of his parents, Erastus Hemphill and Martha Hemphill.1,8

Family

Annah H Scott b. 5 Aug 1888, d. 16 Jun 1980
Marriage*Nelson married Annah H Scott on 25 December 1906 in Hamlet, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.1,4 
Child

Citations

  1. [S871] David Bolling, email attachment, David Bolling (Maryland), received Nov 22 1998.
  2. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Nelson Hemphill. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  3. [S1640] Eratus Hemphill household, June 16, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Villenova, Chautauqua, New York; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 128, Ancestry.com Roll: T623 1015, Household Members: Name Age
    Erastus Hemphill 43
    Martha Hemphill 45
    Nelson Hemphill 17
    Samuel E Hemphill 15
    Hartley G Hemphill 13
    Lura Hemphill 11
    Lester Hemphill 4
    Frankie Hemphill 11.12.
  4. [S6016] Villenova Merchant is Buried at Wright Cor., Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, New York, Dec 30, 1947, Page 3, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Dunkirk Evening Observer (Dunkirk, New York); 30 Dec 1947, Tue; Page 3, column 3
    Villenova Merchant is Buried at Wright Cor.. Hereinafter cited as Dunkirk Evening Observer.
  5. [S4370] Villenova Cemetery, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nychauta/CEMETERY/…, Villenova Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Villenova Cemetery.
  6. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Nelson Hemhill.
  7. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  8. [S1640] June 16, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Villenova, Chautauqua, New York; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 128.