John Harvey Jolly 1895–1963

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John Harvey Jolly was born on Dec. 30, 1895 in Silver Plume, Colorado. John married Ruby Leona Allgire. He passed away on May 10, 1963 at age 67. He was buried in the Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado.

Branch: USA Rank: Private

Kenneth William Mellor 1918–1981

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Kenneth William Mellor was born on Jun. 25, 1918. Kenneth passed away on Dec. 18, 1981 at age 63. He was buried in Metairie, Louisiana.

Branch: USMC Rank: TSgt

Francis Vivian Comfort 1891–1918

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Francis Vivian Comfort was born in 1891 in Stillwater, Minnesota. Francis died in 1918 in France.

Atwood Comfort 1890–1918

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Atwood Comfort was born in 1890 in Stillwater, Minnesota. Atwood died in 1918 in France.

Edwin Comfort 1845–1863

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Edwin Comfort was born on Sep. 25, 1845 in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Edwin died in 1863 in Virginia. His death was due to disease.

Branch: U

Oscar Henry Comfort 1843–1916

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Oscar Henry Comfort was born on Mar. 19, 1843 in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Oscar married Adaline Martha Woodward on Feb. 15, 1872 in Madison, Wisconsin. He passed away on Mar. 12, 1916 in Saint Paul, Minnesota at age 72. He was buried in the Oakland Cemetery in Saint Paul.

Branch: USA Unit: 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps Rank: Musician First Class
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Stephen Lockwood 1754–1830

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Stephen Lockwood was born on Aug. 16, 1754 in Norwalk, Connecticut. Stephen married Sarah Betts on Apr. 14, 1782 in Norwalk. He passed away on Feb. 13, 1830 in Norwalk at age 75. He was buried in Norwalk.

DAR #A071095 Service: Connecticut Rank: Private

Henry Hayes Lockwood 1814–1899

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Henry Hayes Lockwood was born on Aug. 17, 1814 in Delaware. Henry married Anna Rogers Booth on Oct. 2, 1845 in New Castle, Delaware. He passed away on Dec. 7, 1899 at age 85. He was buried in Annapolis, Maryland.

Branch: USA Rank: Brigadier General
"General Lockwood's Funeral." The Evening Times 9 Dec. 1899: 8. Chronicling America. Web.
A large number of friends of the late Gen. Henry Hayes Lockwood, attended his funeral services at "Ever May," 1628 Twenty-eighth Street northwest, at 10 o'clock today.
The body was taken to Annapolis, where it will be interred in the Naval Cemetery, at 2:15 o'clock this afternoon.
He was born in Kent county, Del., August 17, 1814, and graduated from West Point, in 1836; was assigned to the Second Artillery and engaged in the Seminole war. He resigned in 1837. and for four years followed agricultural pursuits. In 1841 he was appointed professor of mathematics in the navy, and was on the frigate United States at the capture of Monterey, Cal., in 1842. He was made a brigadier general of volunteers, August 8. 1861. and commanded Point Lookout, Va., and the defences of the lower Potomac until 1863, when he commanded a brigade at Gettysburg. He took part in the Richmond campaign and commanded the troops sent against Gen. Jubal A. Early. After the war he returned to Annapolis and retired as commodore, August 4, 1876.
He was the author of a number of books on naval and military affairs. He leaves a family of six children, all grown.

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James Booth Lockwood 1852−1884

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James Booth Lockwood was born on Oct. 9, 1852 in Annapolis, Maryland. James died on Apr. 9, 1884 on Cape Sabine, Pim Island, Nunavut, Canada at age 31. He was buried in Annapolis.

Colonial and Revolutionary History of the Lockwood Family in America. Comp. Frederic A. Holden and E. Dunbar Lockwood. Philadelphia, 1889. 624. Web.
Was a son of Gen. H. H. Lockwood, born at United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., 9th October, 1852, died at Cape Sabine, Arctic regions, 9th April, 1884. Was sent to a private school at Bethlehem, Pa., and later to St. John's College, Annapolis, Md.
Was commissioned 2d Lieutenant in 23d United States Infantry, 1st October, 1873, and served in the West seven years, and became proficient in the ordinary military duties and also in surveying, telegraphy and phonography.
He volunteered for duty with the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition under Greeley; and as second in command, was intrusted with the most important field-work of the expedition, and also assisting in the magnetic observations.
In preliminary sledging he was in the field twenty-two days after the sun had left for the winter, and six days before its return. In March, 1882, Lieut. Lockwood, with a dog-sledge made a few days' trip across Robeson Channel to Newman Bay, in temperatures ranging from 30° to 55° Fahrenheit below zero.

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Branch Unit Rank
USA 23rd Infantry Regiment Second Lieutenant

Ezekiel Lockwood 1802–1877

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Ezekiel Lockwood was born on Aug. 22, 1802. Ezekiel passed away in 1877. He was buried in the Congressional Cemetery.

Branch: USA Unit: 2nd Regiment, District of Columbia Infantry Rank: Chaplain
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Henry Alger Gildersleeve 1840–1923

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Henry Alger Gildersleeve was born on Aug. 1, 1840 in New York. Henry married Virginia Crocheron on Apr. 14, 1868 in New York. He passed away on Feb. 27, 1923 in New York at age 82. He was buried in New York.

Branch: USA Unit: 150th Regiment, New York Infantry Rank: Major
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State Office
New York Supreme Court Justice

The International Who's Who. Ed. H. L. Motter. New York, 1911. 510. Web.
Judge. Secretary and president Nat. Rifle Assn.; member N.G.S.N.Y. Member G.A.R. Born Aug. 1, 1840, at Dutchess Co., N.Y.; son of Smith James and Rachel (Alger) Gildersleeve. College Hill, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Columbia University Law School. Admitted to bar, 1866; served capt. and maj. during Civil War, and was bvtd. lieutenant-colonel for gallant and meritorious services in Georgia and Carolina campaigns. Judge Ct. of General Sessions, 1876-89; judge Superior Ct., 1891-94; justice Supreme Ct. of N.Y., 1894-1911. Democrat. Capt. of co. of Am. riflemen sent to Ireland, 1875. Married, April 14, 1868, Virginia Crocheron, of New York. Address: 28 W. 48th St., N.Y. City, U.S.A.

Who's Who in New York City and State. 1911. 379. Web.
Jurist; b. on farm in Township of Clinton, Dutchess County, N. Y., Aug. 1, 1840; s. Smith J. and Rachel (Alger) Gildersleeve; reared on father's farm; ed. in dist. school, Schultzville, N. Y., Hudson River Inst., Claverack, N. Y., and College Hill, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; taught dist. school in Bull's Head Dist., Town of Clinton, 1857; recruited a company, and was mustered in, Sept. 17, 1862, as capt. Co. C, 150th N. Y. Vol. Inf.; served with reg't at Baltimore, participated in battle of Gettysburg and subsequent campaign in Md. and Va., in Army of the Potomac; served in Sherman's army until the close of war, including the March to the Sea; made provost-marshal 1st Div. 20th Army Corps on staff of Gen. Williams, of Mich.; promoted major of reg't and brevetted lt.-col. U. S. V., by President Lincoln "for gallant and meritorious service in the campaigns of Georgia and the Carolinas," mustered out June, 1865. Studied law in office of Henry W. Johnson, N. Y. City, attended Columbia Coll. Law Sch.; admitted to Bar at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., May, 1866; m. N. Y. City, April 14, 1868, Virginia Crocheron; children: Alger Crocheron, Virginia Crocheron. Practised law in N. Y. City from 1866; elected judge Court of Gen. Sessions, N. Y. City, 1875; renominated 1899, but failed of re-election; appt'd by Gov. Hill, May, 1891, to fill vacancy in Superior Court of City of N. Y., and elected Nov., 1891, to same position; transferred to Supreme Court of N. Y., in Jan., 1896, under provisions of New Constitution, abolishing Superior Court; re-elected, 1905, for term expiring Dec. 31, 1919; resigned Dec. 1, 1909, and resumed practice of law. Elected lt.-col. 12th Reg't, N. G. N. Y., 1870, and during Orange Riots in N. Y. City, 1871, had command of State Arsenal at 35th St. and 7th Av.; distinguished as marksman and member of the American Rifle Team which won in contest with the Irish Team at Creedmoor, 1874, and capt. of the team in the contest (which it won) with the Irish team at Dollymount, near Dublin, June 9, 1875; also in several competitions in England and Scotland; offered by Gov. Dix, but declined, position of gen. insp. rifle practice. Author: Rifles and Marksmanship, 1876. Democrat. Recreations: Fishing, hunting, golf. Clubs: Manhattan, National Democratic, N. Y. Athletic, Garden City Golf, Oakland Golf, County of Westchester, Robbins Island Hunting. Residence: 28 W. 48th St. Address: 2 Rector St., N. Y. City.

Charles Andrews Lockwood 1890–1967

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Charles Andrews Lockwood was born on May 6, 1890 in Midland, Virginia. Charles married Phyllis Natalie Irwin. He passed away on Jun. 6, 1967 in Los Gatos, California at age 77. He was buried in the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, California.

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Vol. IV. 1969. 131. Web.
Charles Andrews Lockwood was born in Midland, Va., 6 May 1890, and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in the class of 1912. Following brief cruises in Mississippi and Arkansas, and a short tour as instructor in the Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, in September 1914 he reported to the tender Mohican for indoctrination in submarines. By 1 December of that year he had his first submarine command, A–2, followed by B–1. American entry into World War I found him in command of 1st Submarine Division, Asiatic Fleet. From that time, with the exception of a tour on the Asiatic station where he commanded gunboats Quiros and El Cano on the Yangtze Patrol and the destroyer Smith Thompson, practically all his sea service was in and connected with submarines. In addition to those listed above are added G–1, N–5, UC–97 (ex-German), R–25, S–14, and Bonita.
In June 1939 he became Chief of Staff to Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Fleet, in cruiser Richmond. This important service was interrupted in February 1941 when he was sent to London as naval attaché and principal observer for submarines. Following promotion to rear admiral in March 1942 he proceeded to west Australia as Commander, Submarines, Southwest Pacific. In February 1943, he was transferred to Pearl Harbor to become Commander, Submarines, Pacific Fleet, in which capacity he served the rest of the war, being promoted to vice admiral in October 1943. Under his guidance and inspiration in these two commands, U.S. submarines overcame torpedo and other difficulties to destroy the Japanese Merchant Marine and cripple the Imperial Navy. His wartime awards were the Distinguished Service Medal and two gold stars in lieu of second and third awards, and the Legion of Merit. After the war he served as Inspector General of the Navy until his retirement in June 1947.
In retirement at Los Gatos, Calif., he wrote and co-authored best selling books on naval history and submarine operations until his death 7 June 1967.

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Branch Rank
USN Vice Admiral

Moses Merrill Whitney 1839–1914

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Moses Merrill Whitney was born on Oct. 23, 1839 in New York. Moses passed away on May 2, 1914 at age 74.

Branch: USA Unit: 76th Regiment, New York Infantry Rank: Second Lieutenant
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Adelbert Whitney

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Adelbert Whitney was born on Dec. 4, 1844 in Rochester, New York. Adelbert married Caroline Bangs on May 15, 1867 in Rochester.

Branch: USA Unit: 54th Regiment, New York Infantry National Guard Rank: Private
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George Albert Whitney

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George Albert Whitney was born on Jul. 2, 1842 in Darien, Connecticut. George married Elizabeth Antoinette Ferris on Nov. 24, 1868 in Tarentum, Pennsylvania.

Branch: USA Unit: 17th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry Rank: Corporal
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Charles Stuart Whitney 1838–1910

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Charles Stuart Whitney married Susan Knapp on Apr. 29, 1868 in Darien, Connecticut. Charles passed away in 1910. He was buried in the Spring Grove Cemetery in Darien.

Branch: USA Unit: 10th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry Rank: Sergeant
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Horace Whitney 1836–1915

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Horace Whitney was born on Jun. 14, 1836 in Darien, Connecticut. Horace married Lavinia Nichols on Apr. 25, 1866 in Syosset, New York. He passed away in 1915 in Darien. He was buried in the Spring Grove Cemetery in Darien.

Branch: USA Unit: 17th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry Rank: Sergeant
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William Marcus Whitney 1834–1901

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William Marcus Whitney was born on Aug. 25, 1834 in Darien, Connecticut. William married Mary Elizabeth Bates on May 29, 1867 in Darien. He passed away on Jan. 18, 1901 in Darien at age 66. He was buried in Darien.

Branch: USA Unit: 28th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry Rank: Lieutenant
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Henry Platt Whitney 1828–1911

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Henry Platt Whitney was born on Oct. 15, 1828 in Darien, Connecticut. Henry married Hannah Maria Brown on Oct. 23, 1853 in Darien. He passed away in 1911 in Darien.

Branch: USA Unit: 17th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry Rank: Private
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Carle Augustus Woodruff 1841–1913

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Carle Augustus Woodruff was born on Aug. 8, 1841 in Buffalo, New York. He passed away on Jul. 20, 1913 in Raleigh, North Carolina at age 71. He was buried in Raleigh.

Branch: USA Unit: 2d United States Artillery Rank: First Lieutenant
United States. National Park Service. The Civil War. Web.
While in command of a section of a battery constituting a portion of the rear guard of a division then retiring before the advance of a corps of Infantry was attacked by the enemy and ordered to abandon his guns. Lieutenant Woodruff disregarded the orders received and aided in repelling the attack and saving the guns.

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Stacey Maney 1892–1959

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Stacey Maney was born on Mar. 13, 1892 in New York. Stacey passed away on Aug. 12, 1959 in New York at age 67. He was buried in New York.

Branch: USA Rank: SFC

Edwin Everett Maney 1893–1971

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Edwin Everett Maney was born on Jul. 27, 1893 in Elcho, Wisconsin. Edwin married Myrtle Marie Gronke on May 1, 1931 in Antigo, Wisconsin. He passed away on Nov. 10, 1971 in Elcho at age 78. He was buried in Elcho.

Branch: USA Rank: Private

Henry Heber Woodruff 1813–1897

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Henry Heber Woodruff was born on Feb. 12, 1813 in New York. Henry married Abigail Hall. He passed away on Aug. 6, 1897 in Clare, Michigan at age 84. He was buried in the Brady Hill Cemetery in Saginaw, Michigan.

Branch: USA Unit: 23rd Regiment, Michigan Infantry Rank: Captain
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Portrait and Biographical Record of Northern Michigan. Chicago, 1895. 500. Web.
Henry Woodruff was born February 12, 1813, and came to Michigan soon after attaining his majority. Here he married Abigail Hall, a descendant of English ancestry, and member of a family that is still prominent in the vicinity of Detroit.
For some years Henry Woodruff followed the occupation of a farmer, but later turned his attention to the lumber business, which he conducted at Flat Rock and Saginaw, this state. He was also proprietor of a hotel at Farwell. His home is now in Bridgeport, Saginaw County, where he is living in retirement from the active cares of business. During the existence of the Whig party he was an advocate of its principles, and upon the organization of the Republican party he gave his allegiance to its platform, which he has since supported by his ballot and influence. In 1860 he was elected Sheriff of Saginaw County, but two years later he resigned from that office in order to enlist in the army. Becoming a member of Company B, Twenty-third Michigan Infantry, he was chosen Captain, and held that rank until the expiration of his term of service, two years later. After the war he located in Farwell, where he became a prominent citizen, representing his district in both branches of the Legislature. He is a strong temperance man, a devoted Christian, and a man who has always brought his religion into the everyday affairs of life, thereby gaining a reputation for probity and uprightness of conduct.

Henry Heber Woodruff 1841–1916

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Henry Heber Woodruff was born on Jan. 28, 1841 in Michigan. Henry passed away on Jun. 13, 1916 in Roscommon, Michigan at age 75. He was buried in the Roscommon Village Cemetery.

Branch: USA Unit: 16th Regiment, Michigan Infantry Rank: First Lieutenant
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Portrait and Biographical Record of Northern Michigan. Chicago, 1895. 500-01. Web.
Gaining a good education in the public and private schools of Michigan, our subject afterward taught school for a few terms, and then entered the Ann Arbor High School, from which he was graduated. In June, 1861, he enlisted in the Union army, and in August was mustered into service with Company D, Sixteenth Michigan Infantry, serving until October, 1864. He entered the army as a private, was breveted Second Lieutenant for meritorious conduct, and later was promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant. Assigned to the Army of the Potomac, he took part in many of the memorable engagements that brought fame and lasting glory to that body. Among those in which he participated were the siege of Yorktown, the engagements before Richmond, the battles of Malvern Hill, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Wilderness, Gettysburg, and all the engagements of the Grant campaign. During the entire period of his service he was never absent from the ranks, but was always to be found in the front, fighting gallantly in defense of the Old Flag.
At the expiration of his term of service, our subject embarked in the lumber business at Flint, but removed from there to Lapeer, and in 1874, as already stated, came to Roscommon County. Here he at once became prominent, and served as the first Register of Deeds and County Clerk. In politics he is a Republican, and has served as Chairman of various local conventions, being prominent in county affairs. His attention has been given principally to his profession, though he has also been engaged in lumbering. In Grand Army affairs he maintains a deep interest, and is an active member of the post at Roscommon.
In 1866 Mr. Woodruff married Abigail C. Elsefer, who was born in Saginaw, and died in Lapeer, this state. His second marriage took place in 1877, and united him with Alecia H. Moiles, a native of Oakland County, Mich. Two children bless their union, Mary and Elizabeth. Socially Mr. Woodruff is an Odd Fellow, and has passed all the chairs of his lodge. He was one of the charter members, and the first Master, of Roscommon Lodge, A. F. & A. M., also belongs to the Knights of the Maccabees and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Zephaniah Platt 1735–1807

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Zephaniah Platt was born on May 27, 1735 in Huntington, Long Island, New York. Zephaniah passed away on Sep. 12, 1807 in Plattsburgh, New York at age 72. He was buried in the Riverside Cemetery in Plattsburgh.

DAR #A089657 Service: New York Rank: Colonel

The Columbian Cyclopedia. Vol. 24. Buffalo, 1897. Web.
PLATT, Zephaniah: 1735, May 27—1807, Sep. 12; b. Huntington (L.I.), N. Y. He purchased a farm at Poughkeepsie about 1770, soon became prominent in Dutchess co., was a member of the continental congress, and a sterling patriot. He was chosen to the N. Y. convention of 1776 for framing a constitution for the state; 1777 he was one of the committee of safety for Dutchess co.; 1778 he was elected a state senator. His vote helped to make the small majority by which N. Y. ratified the constitution of the United States. He was made first judge of Dutchess co., serving till 1795. The founding of Plattsburg was his closing work; and there he died.

Jonas Platt 1769–1834

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Jonas Platt was born on Jun. 30, 1769 in Poughkeepsie, New York. Jonas married Helena Livingston in 1790 in Poughkeepsie. He passed away on Feb. 22, 1834 in Peru, New York at age 64. He was buried in the Riverside Cemetery in Plattsburgh, New York.

The Columbian Cyclopedia. Vol. 24. Buffalo, 1897. Web.
PLATT, Jonas: 1769, June 30—1834, Feb. 22; b. Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; son of Zephaniah P. He studied law with Richard Varick; settled as a lawyer in Whitesboro, near Utica; was gen. of cavalry in state militia; member of congress 1799–1800; four years in state senate from 1809; made the first motion in the senate for construction of the Erie canal, seconded by De Witt Clinton, 1810. He was made judge of the supreme court 1814, and member of the convention that framed the state constitution 1821. He died on his farm near Plattsburg, N. Y., 1834.

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Sir Francis Drake 1617–1662

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Francis Drake married Dorothy Pym on Jan. 18, 1640. Francis passed away on Jan. 6, 1662.

Legislature Office Constituency
England MP from Devon Bere Alston

Harry Whitney 1873–1936

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Harry Whitney was born on Dec. 1, 1873 in New Haven, Connecticut. Harry passed away on May 20, 1936 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at age 62.

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Branch Rank
USA Captain

James Alison Maney 1855–1920

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James Alison Maney was born on on Dec. 10, 1855 in Tennessee. James passed away on Jul. 4, 1920 in Monrovia, California at age 64.

Branch: USA Rank: Colonel

"Murder at Fort Sheridan." The New York Times 31 Oct. 1893. Web.
FORT SHERIDAN, Ill., Oct. 30.
Capt. Alfred Hedberg of Company I, Fifteenth Infantry, was shot by First Lieut. J. A. Maney, Regimental Quartermaster of the same regiment, at this post to-day.
The men were in front of the cavalry barracks, and the shooting took place in the presence of Sergt. Copeland, two sentinels, and three prisoners who were working near the cavalry stables. Capt. Hedberg died two hours later at the post hospital. Lieut. Maney immediately after the shooting gave himself up to Col. R. E. A. Crofton, commander of the post, who ordered him under arrest and turned a guard to watch him until the civil authorities could be communicated with, or until his superior officers should decide upon a court-martial.
Maney used an army revolver, and fired but one shot, the bullet striking Capt. Hedberg in the groin. The Captain was taken to the hospital by the ambulance corps.
Those who were witnesses of the affair differ as to how it occurred. It is quite certain that the meeting of the two officers was accidental. They soon got into a wordy altercation, had a scuffle, and then Maney drew his revolver and fired at close range, Hedberg falling on his face in the dirt of the stable yard.
Private Edwards says that before the shooting Maney called Hedberg names that in army circles are considered fairly good cause for a shooting, and that Hedberg stood it without doing more than to say, "You are a scoundrel."
Sergt. Copeland, who saw the shooting from a distance of fifty yards, says that Maney drew his revolver, and then told Hedberg to go and get his. Copeland says that Maney advanced toward Hedberg holding his revolver in his hand. In a moment they met and clinched. Maney kicked Hedberg and was in turn kicked. The Captain dropped an armful of parcels that he held and struck at his opponent. Then came the shot.
In view of the fact that Lieut. Maney will probably make the plea that he shot in self-defense, the testimony of other witnesses is important. They say that Maney told Hedberg he was going to shoot him, and that Hedberg was shot while trying to wrest the Lieutenant's pistol from his grasp.
When Capt. Hedberg was taken to the hospital it was discovered that he had a loaded revolver in his pocket. He made no effort to reach it when he was struggling with Lieut. Maney.
There is something back of the shooting this afternoon that army officers are loth to speak about and that privates do not know enough about to give an intelligent story.
There has been talk in the past of Capt. Hedberg's jealousy of Lieut. Maney, who was undoubtedly an admirer of Mrs. Hedberg, a beautiful woman and twenty years her husband's junior. Mrs. Hedberg was told of the shooting by the Chaplain of the post, who was accompanied by the wife of one of the officers. She was completely prostrated and it became necessary to summon the surgeon, who administered an opiate.
The Hedberg quarters are close to the bachelor rooms of Lieut. Maney and the sentinels guarding the prisoner are within sight and sound of the widow of the victim.
Mrs. Hedberg did not arrive at the side of her husband until after he had expired.
Capt. Hedberg had trouble to keep the roster of his company full, and finally the command was "skeletonized" and Hedberg was sent to Chicago on recruiting service. This duty was completed last Spring, and on returning to this post, the Captain was put in command of Company I, which exists only on paper, and the Captain's principal duty has been that of standing his tour of officer of the day. He went but little into society.
Capt. Hedberg was fifty-five years old, came from Sweden, and served as recruiting office the latter years of the war. He was never at West Point. He married his wife in California.
Lieut. Maney is thirty-six years old. He graduated from West Point in the class of '77 and has since been in the service. He has a fighting record, and is an excellent soldier. In various Indian fights he took an active part, and he was conspicuously brave in the Victoria campaign from 1878 to 1882 in New-Mexico. In the Chief Geronimo fight he took an active part. He is very popular at the post.
Capt. Cornish, Officer of the Day, made an examination of the case, calling before him the witnesses to the shooting, and, as already suggested, it is understood among the officers at the post that Lieut. Maney will make the plea of self-defense at the trial.
Col. Crofton has notified the District Attorney of the killing of Capt. Hedberg and the arrest of Lieut. Maney. At the examination Lieut. Maney said:
"The shooting was a result of the trouble I had with Capt. Hedberg a month ago over the kalsomining of his basement, when he threatened to shoot me after an investigation, over which I had charge. I expected Capt. Hedberg to shoot me if I did not get him first, and consequently, in self-defense, I had to protect myself."
Lieut. Maney refused to make any further statement.
Col. R. E. A. Crofton said to-night:
"Up to one month ago both men had been the best of friends. At that time an altercation took place between them about some trivial official affair, and I understand that Capt. Hedberg threatened to kill Lieut. Maney. Since then nothing has occurred to show that the men were such deadly enemies as they have proved to have been.
I believe the shooting was done in self-defense, as Lieut. Maney is not the man to resort to action of that kind without sufficient grounds. I understand that the Captain had a revolver in his pocket at the time of the shooting, but I do not know that he tried to use it. Capt. Hedberg was quick tempered-his best friends admit that-and I really believe that Lieut. Maney shot him in self-defense, as I said before. As to what will be done with Maney I cannot say. There may be a court-martial or a civil trial. The kind will depend upon what the higher authorities say."

George William Fowler 1859–1924

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George William Fowler was born on Feb. 24, 1859 in Hammondvale, New Brunswick. George married Ethyl Georgina Wilson on Jul. 28, 1897. He passed away on Sep. 2, 1924 at age 65. He was buried in Hammondvale.

Branch: CEF Unit: 104th Overseas Battalion Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Canada. Libary and Archives. First World War. Web.
Declaration Paper
Canadian Expeditionary Force
Answered by Officer
01 Name: George William Fowler
02 Birth Place: Hammond Vale, N.B.
03 Birth Date: Feb. 24, 1861
04 Wife: Ethyl Georgiana Fowler
04 Address: Sussex, N.B.
05 Profession: Barrister at Law
06 Religion: Pagan
07 Vaccination: Willing
08 Militia: 8th Hussars
09 Duration: 20 Years
10 CEF Service: Willing

The Canadian Parliamentary Companion. Ed. J. A. Gemmill. Ottawa, 1897. 335. Web.
Fowler, George William (King's Co.).
Great grandfather, Weedon Fowler, a Lieutenant in the Revolutionary Army, came from New York with the Loyalists in 1783, and settled at French Village in King's Co. B., 24 Feb., 1859, at Hammond Vale. Ed. at Varley School, St John; Dalhousie Univ., Halifax; and Boston Univ. Law School, graduating with honors at latter institution in June, 1884. Admitted to the Bar of N.B. in 1884. Was a mem. of the Municipal Co. of King's Co. from 1886 to 1890, and Warden of the Co. in 1889; Grand Master of Orangemen of N.B. from 1890 to 1893. First returned to Ho. of Assem. at g. e. 1895. A Conservative.—Sussex, N.B.

Who's Who in Canada. Ed. B. M. Greene. 1922. 854. Web.
FOWLER, Senator George W., K.C.—Born Hammond Vale, King's County, N.B., 1859, son of Weeden and Harriet (Fownes) Fowler. Educated: Varley School, St. John; Dalhousie University; Graduate, Boston Law School. Called to New Brunswick Bar, 1884; has large lumber and mining interest in British Columbia; elected to New Brunswick Legislature, 1895; mover of address, first session; elected to House of Commons, King's County, 1900; for Kings-Albert, 1904; defeated, 1908; re-elected, 1911; appointed to Senate, 1916; Warden, King's County, 1889. For many years an enthusiastic militia man, retiring from 8th Hussars with rank of Captain, 1898. Raised the 104th Overseas Battalion, C.E.F., 1915, and in 1916 went to England as Commanding Officer; appointed O.C., 13th Reserve Battalion, C.E.F., England. Married Ethyl G. Wilson, daughter of Captain John Wilson, July 28, 1897; has two sons. Conservative. Residence: Sussex, N.B.

Weeden Fowler 1760–1791

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Weeden Fowler was born on Dec. 8, 1760 in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Weeden married Elizabeth Sherwood. He died on May 23, 1791 in New Brunswick at age 30. He was buried in New Brunswick.

UEL Resettlement: New Brunswick Rank: Lieutenant

Josiah Whitney

First Cousin Eight Times Removed

Josiah Whitney was born in New York. Josiah married Esther Weeks. He passed away on Dec. 10, 1824 in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada.

DAR #A125189 Service: New York Rank: Minute Man

Jonas Henry Platt 1886–1931

Cousin (9)

Jonas Henry Platt was born on Feb. 19, 1886. Jonas passed away on Jul. 30, 1931 at age 45. He was buried in Arlington, Virginia.

Branch: USMC Rank: Captain

Jonas Mansfield Platt 1919–2000

Cousin (10)

Jonas Mansfield Platt was born on Sep. 21, 1919. Jonas married Nina Fernandez. He passed away on Jul. 28, 2000 in Sterling, Virginia at age 80. He was buried in Arlington, Virginia.

Branch: USMC Rank: Major General

Joseph Platt 1672–1748

Uncle (2)

Joseph Platt was born on Feb. 17, 1672 in Norwalk, Connecticut. Joseph passed away on Jun. 12, 1748 in Norwalk at age 76. He was buried in Norwalk.

Legislature Office
Connecticut Representative from Norwalk

John Prideaux 1718–1759

Cousin (22)

John Prideaux died on Jul. 19, 1759. He was killed in the Battle of Fort Niagara.

Wallace Thomson Many

Fifth Cousin Thrice Removed

Wallace Thomson Many was born on Aug. 30, 1928 in Stamford, New York. Wallace married Dorothy Anne Jones on Sep. 12, 1953 in Minerva, New York.

Branch: USA Rank: SFC

Barnabas Wines Many 1767–1842

Seventh Great Uncle

Barnabas Wines Many was born in 1767 in New York. Barnabas married Mary Vicary in 1795. He passed away on Sep. 21, 1842 in New York.

41 First Cousins. Comp. Dorothy Jones Many. West Hartford, 1961. 6. Web.
Barnabas served in the War of 1812 as Major of the Consolidated Regiment of the detached New York militia, commanded by Lieut. Michal Smith.

Pauline Frances Scholz Lombardi

Vivian Lee Sellman's name was changed to Pauline Frances Scholz on Jun. 12, 1923 in Arkansas. Pauline was baptized on Jun. 23, 1923 at a Lutheran church in Roanoke, Virginia. She married at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church. She was rebaptized on May 17, 1947 at St. Andrew's. She was buried on Mar. 19, 2016.

Branch: USNR Rating: YN1

Lombardi, Gate of Heaven Cemetery. 2016.

The Adoption of Vivian Lee Selman. Garland County Probate Court. 12 June 1923. Web.
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the 12th day of June, 1923 the same being an adjourned day of the regular April, 1923 term of the Garland County Probate Court present and presiding the Hon. Chas. H. Davis Judge, when the following proceedings among others were had to-wit:
On this day is presented to the Court the petition of Walter Scholz and Yetta Scholz, husband and wife, duly verified, for the adoption of Vivian Lee Selman, residing in Hot Springs in Garland County, Arkansas, of the age of nine months. And also appeared before the court in open session Eva Lee Selman, the mother of the said Vivian Lee Selman, and consented to the adoption of the said Vivian Lee Selman by said Walter Scholz and Yetta Scholz; and also appeared in open court T. H. Akers and J. J. Window, who being duly sworn, testified that Carl B. Selman, the father of said Vivian Lee Selman, is living, but that his post-office address and whereabouts are unknown.
And it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that it will be for the best interests of said Vivian Lee Selman that she be adopted by the said Walter Scholz and Yetta Scholz, and Eva Lee Selman, mother of the said Vivian Lee Selman, consent thereto, and it further appearing to the Court that the post-office address and present whereabouts of Carl B. Selman, father of the said Vivian Lee Selman, are unknown, it is therefore considered, ordered and adjudged by the court that the said Walter Scholz and Yetta Scholz be and they are hereby authorized to adopt the said Vivian Lee Selman, who shall henceforth take the name of Pauline Frances Scholz, and shall be entitled to and shall receive all rights and interests in the estate of the said Walter Scholz and Yetta Scholz by descent, or otherwise, that she would have if the natural heir of said Walter Scholz and Yetta Scholz, and the said Walter Scholz and Yetta Scholz shall henceforward occupy the same position towards the said Vivian Lee Selman that they would if the natural father and mother of the said Vivian Lee Selman, and be liable for the maintenance and education, and in every other way responsible as the natural father and mother of the said Vivian Lee Selman, it is further ordered that petitioners pay all costs of this proceeding.

Colorado. Deaths. 2016. Web.
01 Name: Pauline Frances Lombardi
02 Sex: Female
03 Death Date: March 12
05 Age: 93
06 Birth Date: Sep 7, 1922
07 Birth Place: Bowie County, TX
08 US Armed Forces: Yes
09 Death Place: Crossroads Senior Living, Northglenn, Adams County
11 Marital Status: Widowed
12 Spouse: Gerardo Joseph Lombardi
17 Father: Walter Scholz
18 Mother: Yetta Haney
19 Son: Walter Lombardi
20 Disposition: Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Abuquerque, NM
23 Death Time: 1:20 AM
33 Cause A: Congestive Heart Failure
33 Cause B: Chronic Renal Insufficiency
33 Cause C: Hypertension
34 Autopsy: No

Honorable Discharge from the United States Navy. Corpus Christi, 1946. Web.
This is to certify that Pauline Frances Scholz a Yeoman 1c(T), V-10, USNR is Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas and from the Naval Service of the United States this 11th day of January 1946
This certificate is awarded as a Testimonial of Fidelity and Obedience.

Texas. Births. 1922. Ancestry. Web.
01 City: Texarkana
01 County: Bowie
03 Sex: Female
06 Father: Carl Sellman
08 Age: 27
09 Birth Place: Kentucky
10 Occupation: Boiler Maker
11 Children Born to Mother: 4
11 Children Now Living: 3
12 Legitimate: Yes
13 Date: September 7
14 Mother: Eva House
16 Age: 25
17 Birth Place: Alabama
18 Occupation: House Wife
19 Time: 7:45 PM

John Lambrick Vivian 1830–1896

Fifth Cousin Five Times Removed

John Lambrick Vivian was born on Mar. 26, 1830 in Camborne, Cornwall, England. John passed away on Oct. 16, 1896 in London, England at age 66.

Boase, George Clement, and William Prideaux Courtney. Bibliotheca Cornubiensis. Vol. III. London, 1882. 1356. Web.
VIVIAN, Lieut.-Col. John Lambrick. See ante ii, 833 (only son of John Vivian, b. Wall, Gwinear 24 June 1791, d. Rosehill, Camborne 30 Sep. bur. Gwinear 6 Oct. 1873 and not as previously stated. m. 23 Apl. 1817 at Breage, Mary, eld. dau. and coheiress of John Lambrick and Mary his wife, only dau. of Peter Hamel. She was b. Erisey 4 June 1794, bapt. Ruan Major 16 June, d. Rosehill 23 Apl. 1873). b. Rosehill 26 Mch. 1830. Educ. under rev. Chas. Hickson C. of Camborne 1839–42; At Truro gram. sch. 1842–46; Capt. 16 Aug. 1855; Served during the Crimean war in the cavalry of the Turkish contingent; Hon. Col. in the Ottoman army 1856; H.M. Superintendent of police and Inspector of Militia and volunteers in the colony of St. Kitts, West Indies 1859, and Police magistrate 1862, retired 1863; Lt.-Col. of Militia 1861; Chief constable of Swansea 1863–65; Chief constable of Plymouth 1865–66; Served on the staff of the Colonial field force against Secocoeni in the Transvaal 1878. m. (1) 1856 at St. Peter's, Eaton square, Susanna Isabella, dau. of William Neale of Basingstoke. She d. Plymouth 1866; m. (2) 24 Dec. 1867 at St. Pancras, Middlesex, Emma Linwood, dau. of Geo. Arnold Porter Johnson. She was b. Soham, Suffolk 30 July 1840.
The visitation of the county of Cornwall in the year 1620. Edited by lieut.-colonel J. L. Vivian and Henry H. Drake. Lond. [Harleian Soc.] 1874, 4o.
The visitations of Cornwall, comprising The Heralds' Visitations of 1530, 1573 & 1620. Edited with additions [to the present time] by lieutenant-colonel J. L. Vivian. Part i. Lond. Golding and Lawrence 55 Great Russell street W.C.; Exeter, W. Pollard, North street [printed n.d.] 1879, 4o. pp. 1–40, 5/-. With Part v the imprint was only Exeter, W. Pollard, North street. Part vii was issued Aug. 1880.
Note.—Col. Vivian has also written Report upon the constitution and organization of the colonial police St. Kitts 1860; Report upon crime and criminal statistics of the colony of St. Kitts 1859-63; Report upon the organization of the Swansea police force, Privately printed, Swansea, Cambrian Steam Press office 1864, 8o.; Reports to the Home office on statistics of crime 1863-66.

Sidney McKune 1840–1863

First Cousin Six Times Removed

Sidney McKune was born on Jan. 8, 1840 in Lanesboro, Pennsylvania. Sidney died on May 19, 1863 in New York at age 23. He was buried in Lanesboro.

Branch: USA Unit: 27th Regiment, New York Infantry Rank: Private
United States. National Park Service. The Civil War. Web.

"Discharged for Disability." History of the 27th Regiment N. Y. Vols. Comp. C. B. Fairchild. Binghamton. 269. Web.
McKune, Sidney A., wounded and taken prisoner at battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861, discharged Feb. 16, 1862.

Joseph McKune 1910–1989

Second Cousin Five Times Removed

Joseph McKune was born on Dec. 15, 1910 in Binghamton, New York. Joseph passed away on May 15, 1989 in Colorado Springs, Colorado at age 78. He was buried in the Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado.

Branch: USA Rank: SFC

Godfrey Mundy 1804–1860

Eighth Cousin Eight Times Removed

Godfrey Charles Mundy was born on Mar. 10, 1804. Godfrey passed away on Jul. 10, 1860 at age 56.

Public Domain. Wikimedia Commons. Web.

Sir Rodney Mundy 1805–1884

Eighth Cousin Eight Times Removed

George Rodney Mundy was born on April 19, 1805 in London, England. Rodney was knighted on Nov. 10, 1862. Sir Rodney passed away on Dec. 23, 1884 at home in London at age 79.

Public Domain. Wikimedia Commons. Web.

Sir George Mundy 1777–1861

Seventh Cousin Nine Times Removed

George Mundy was born on Mar. 3, 1777 in Derbyshire, England. George was knighted in 1837. Sir George passed away on Feb. 9, 1861 at home in London, England at age 83.

Legislature Office Constituency
United Kingdom MP from Yorkshire Boroughbridge

Sir Robert Miller Mundy 1813–1892

Seventh Cousin Nine Times Removed

Robert Miller Mundy was born in 1813 in Derbyshire, England. Robert married Isabella Popham in 1841. He passed away on Mar. 22, 1892 in Emsworth, Hampshire, England.

Charles Frederick Mellor 1928–1991

Second Cousin Thrice Removed

Charles Frederick Mellor was born on Dec. 1, 1928 in Oklahoma. Charles passed away on Nov. 23, 1991 at age 62. He was buried in Oklahoma.

Branch: USA Rank: PFC

Johnny Mellor 1951–2008

Third Cousin Twice Removed

Johnny Mellor was born on Dec. 21, 1951 in Oklahoma. Johnny passed away on Apr. 15, 2008 in Oklahoma at age 56. He was buried in Oklahoma.

Branch: USN Rank: Corpsman

James Lockwood 1746–1833

Second Cousin Nine Times Removed

James Lockwood was born on Oct. 25, 1746 in Connecticut. James passed away on Oct. 30, 1833 in New Canaan, Connecticut at age 87. He was buried in the Canoe Hill Cemetery in New Canaan.

DAR #A071064 Service: Connecticut Rank: Sergeant

Isaac Munroe St. John 1827–1880

Sixth Cousin Six Times Removed

Isaac Munroe St. John was born on Nov. 19, 1827 in Augusta, Georgia. Isaac passed away on Apr. 7, 1880 at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia at age 52. He was buried in the Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia.

Branch: CSA Rank: Brigadier General

Public Domain. Wikimedia Commons. Web.

Humphrey de Bohun

Twenty-Fourth Great Grandfather

Humphrey de Bohun married Elizabeth on Nov. 14, 1302. Humphrey died on Mar. 16, 1322 in North Yorkshire, England. He was killed in the Battle of Boroughbridge.

Browning, Charles H. The Magna Charta Barons and Their American Descendants. Philadelphia, 1898. 344. Web. This book is not accepted by the Baronial Order of Magna Charta.
5. HUMPHREY DE BOHUN, Earl of Hereford and Essex, lord high constable, He was taken prisoner in the Scotch wars and was exchanged for the wife of Robert Bruce, then a captive in England. Subsequently he joined the banner of the insurrectionary Barons, under Lancaster, and was killed at Boroughbridge, March 16, 1321–2. He m. November 14, 1302, Princess Elizabeth, b. 1282, d. 1316, widow of Sir John, Earl of Holland, and daughter of EDWARD I., KING OF ENGLAND, by his first wife, Eleanor of Castile

Humphrey de Bohun

Twenty-Fifth Great Grandfather

Humphrey de Bohun married Maud de Fiennes in 1275. Humphrey passed away on Dec. 31, 1298 in Pleshey, Essex, England. He was buried in Essex.

Browning, Charles H. The Magna Charta Barons and Their American Descendants. Philadelphia, 1898. 344. Web. This book is not accepted by the Baronial Order of Magna Charta.
4. HUMPHREY DE BOHUN, who succeeded as Earl of Hereford and Essex and lord high constable, d. 1298. He m. Lady Maud, daughter of Ingelram de Fienes

Edward I of England 1239–1307

Twenty-Fifth Great Grandfather

Edward was born in 1239 in Westminster, London, England. He married Eleanor on Nov. 1, 1254. He passed away on Jul. 7, 1307 in Burgh by Sands, Cumberland, England. He was buried in Westminster Abbey.

Westminster Abbey, London. 2013.

Sir Bevil Granville 1665–1706

Sixth Cousin Eleven Times Removed

Bevil Granville was baptized on Mar. 10, 1665. Bevil was knighted on May 28, 1686. He died on Sep. 15, 1706.

Merwin Everett Mellor 1926–2014

Second Cousin Twice Removed

Merwin Everett Mellor passed away on Feb. 27, 2014 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He was buried in La Crosse.

Branch: USN

Private Henry Troon 1888–1915

Second Cousin Thrice Removed

Henry Troon was born in 1888 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Henry was wounded in action on May 4, 1915 in Gallipoli, Çanakkale, Turkey. He died on May 6, 1915 aboard HMHS Gloucester Castle. He was buried at sea.

The Ballarat Courier 20 May 1915: 4. Trove. National Library of Australia. Web.
Private Henry R. Troon (died of wounds) was the son of Mr H. Troon, of Forrest street, and was employed at Messrs Ronaldson Bros and Tippett's works. He was a tennis player, and member of the Wendouree Recreation Club, and was also a foundation member of the Wendouree Fire Brigade, in which body he held the office of lieutenant at the time he joined the Expeditionary Forces. He was one of the old 7th Regiment in Ballarat; but joined the Ambulance Corps for the war.

Private John James Troon

Second Cousin Thrice Removed

John James Troon died on Apr. 13, 1919 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. John was buried on Apr. 15, 1919 in the Cornelian Bay Cemetery in Hobart.

The Mercury [Hobart] 15 Apr. 1919: 1. Trove. National Library of Australia. Web.
Funeral of the late ex Private John J. Troon, 47th Batt., A.I.F., will move from his residence, No. 20 Central-street, on Tuesday Afternoon (This Day), at 2:30 o'clock, for Cornelian Bay Cemetery. … Permission has been granted in Members of A.I.F. and A.M.F. to wear uniform and attend the funeral of the late ex Private J. J. Troon, 47th Batt., A.I.F. Discharged Returned Soldiers have permission to wear uniform.

Private Benjamin Alexander Troon 1887–1951

Second Cousin Thrice Removed

Benjamin Alexander Troon was born in 1887 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. Benjamin passed away on Oct. 19, 1951.

Isaac Guion 1755–1823

Second Cousin Nine Times Removed

Isaac Guion married Sarah Lewis in 1797.

DAR #A048279 Service: New York Rank: Captain Lieutenant

David Guion 1729–1812

First Cousin Ten Times Removed

David Guion married Esther Parcot in 1753. David was buried in New Rochelle, New York.

DAR #A048277 Service: New York Rank: Second Lieutenant

Stufflebean, Debra Guiou, comp. "Descendants of Louis Guion, Ecuyer." May 2017: 31. Kansas Writer. Web.
1790 Census has 2 sons, 2 dau, 4 slaves

Young Wilson

Fourth Great Grandfather

Young Wilson married Absley Jacobs on Jan. 10, 1840 in Tennessee.

Branch: CSA Unit: 55th Regiment, Alabama Infantry Volunteers
United States. National Park Service. The Civil War. Web.
Year Name, Age, Literacy Occupation Residence F M
1840 Young Willson Tennessee
1850 Young Wilson 30 Laborer Alabama
1860 Young Wilson 40 Farmer Alabama

United States. Census. 1840. Web.
State: Tennessee
County: White
Head of Family: Young Willson
Males: 1
15 to 20: Young Willson, 1820
Females: 1
15 to 20: Absley Willson, 1820

Burrel House 1820–1913

Fourth Great Uncle

Burrel House was born on Dec. 12, 1820 in Georgia. Burrel passed away on Jun. 29, 1913 at age 92. He was buried in Forney, Alabama.

Branch: CSA Unit: 1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry Rank: Private
United States. National Park Service. The Civil War. Web.

William John Champion

Maternal Grandfather

William John Champion passed away at home.

Branch: USAAF Rank: TSgt

Champion, Arvada Cemetery. 2011.

"Biographical Note." Stanley E. Morse Architectural Records. Denver Public Library. Web.
William J. Champion received his B.S. in architecture and planning from the University of Denver (1952). He first worked as an engineering draftsman for Gardner-Denver, Colorado (1938-1941) before wartime service as an aerial photographer and photographic laboratory chief with the Army Air Corps (1941-1945). Like Dion, Champion also worked for a number of different architectural firms in Colorado (including Stanley E. Morse, 1959-1960), as a draftsman, field supervisor or designer before joining with Morse and Dion as a full partner in 1963. The architectural offices for Morse, Dion & Champion were once located in a building that Morse had designed and constructed at 526 Cherokee Street, Denver, Colorado. The practice closed after Morse's death in 1968.

Champion, William J. MS.
Technical Sergeant, William J. Champion 2084282 formerly of 135 Cedar st. (5707 Saulsbury) Arvada, enlisted as a private, May 3, 1939, in the 120th Observation Squadron (U.S. Army Air Corps) Colorado National Guard. This unit was inducted into Federal Service Jan 5, 1941 and attached to the 1st Cavalry Division*, Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas where the unit was stationed at near by Biggs Field. By mid 1942 a large new base was completed and Biggs Field became a 2nd Air Force B-24 base under the 1st Bomber Command. The 120th was reorganised and Champion was transferred to the 306th Air Base Squadron where he became Chief of the Base Photographic Section. Duties consisted of both aerial and ground photography, simulated camera bombing, bomb spotting and aerial gunnery as well as administrative duties consistent with the function of an Air Force Photographic unit, primarily a 3rd phase bombing and gun-camera training facility. Except for brief periods of detached service, Champion remained in this assignment throughout the war, honourably discharged in Oct. 1945 he returned to Arvada. In spring of 1946 Champion was the first student to enroll in the School of Architecture of the University of Denver, continued his service and served for two years in the post war Air National Guard stationed at Buckley Field.
*the only remaining fully horse mounted Cavalry Division in the Army

Champion, William John. 1995. MS.
It was, at times, a crazy war, even in Arvada. In the spring of 1941 Champion received a somewhat stern letter, addressed to; Corporal William John Champion, 120th Obs. Sqdn., U. S. Air Corps, Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas, from The Arvada Draft Board. The letter demanded an explanation as to why subject “Corporal” had failed to register for the draft. A somewhat amused and bewildered Corporal obtained the First Sergeant’s permission to take the matter up with his Commanding Officer, Col. Harrison Wellman, who ordered that the letter be “disposed of in an appropriate manner.” Champion smartly saluted with a tongue-in-cheek “Yes Sir, thank you Sir.” The order was carried out with considerable ceremony and traditional Air Corps elan, the details of which are best left to the imagination of the reader.
P. S. Looking back over those fifty-four years I often wish I had saved that letter.

Colorado. Deaths. 2011. Print.
01 Name: William J. Champion
02 Sex: Male
03 Death Date: July 6
05 Age: 94
06 Birth Date: Dec. 31, 1916
07 Birth Place: Arvada, Colorado
08 US Armed Forces: Yes
09 Death Place: 9161 West 66th Avenue, Arvada, Jefferson County
10 Occupation: Architect
11 Marital Status: Widowed
12 Spouse: Nellie Garlick
17 Father: Richard J. Champion
18 Mother: Laura Jolly
19 Granddaughter: Jane Wright-Fair
20 Burial: Arvada Cemetery, Arvada, Colorado
23 Death Time: 9:30 AM
34 Cause A: Heart Failure
34 Cause B: Critical Aortic Stenosis
34 Cause C: Hypertension & Coronary Artery Disease
35 Autopsy: No

Feiss, Carl. Letter. 25 Aug. 1948. MS. University of Denver, Colorado.
Dear Mr. Champion:
I am very pleased to be able to inform you that after having examined your academic records and your letters of recommendation, we shall be very happy to accept you as a regular student in the School of Architecture and Planning and to have you enroll for the Freshman class of 1948-49. I am informing the Office of Admissions of this. We look forward to having you register with us in September 1948.

Feiss, Carl. Letter. 29 Jan. 1946. MS. University of Denver, Colorado.
Dear Mr. Champion:
Your letter indicating an interest in receiving architectural training and work toward an architectural degree has been received, and is greatly appreciated.
It is only through such letters as yours that it will be possible for us at the University of Denver to judge the need for an Architectural School in Denver.
We are now studying the possibilities and I hope to give you an answer as to whether or not we will be able to serve you within the next two months. In the meantime, please be assured that your name has been added to the list of applicants for information and that you will be kept in close touch with the developments.
I would be very happy to see you and discuss your personal interests in an architectural education at any time.

Honorable Discharge from the National Guard. Denver, 1948. Print.
William John Champion Colorado Air National Guard as a testimonial of honest and faithful service, is hereby Honorably Discharged from the National Guard of Colorado and the National Guard of the United States.
01 Name: William J. Champion
02 Serial: 20841282
03 Grade: T/Sgt
04 Arm or Service: AF
05 Organization: Hq & Hq Sq, 86th Ftr Wg
06 Separation Date: 22 Nov 1948
07 Separation Place: Buckley Field, Denver, Colorado
08 Address: 135 Cedar Street
09 Birth Date: 31 Dec 1916
10 Birth Place: Arvada, Colorado
11 Civilian Occupation: Eng. Draftsman
12 Dependents: Two
13 Eyes: Brown
14 Hair: Brown
15 Height: 5 ft 7 in
16 Weight: 189 lb
17 Citizen: Yes
18 Race: White
19 Status: Married
20 Enlistment: 29 Jun 1946
21 Military Occupation: Intelligence Spec. (631)
25 Character: Excellent
28 Prior Service: AUS, AC from 7 May 1939 to 3 Nov 1945
30 Longevity: 9 yr 7 mo 10 da

United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Grand Coulee Dam. 1983. Print.
This Certifies That William J. Champion Architect worked on the Grand Coulee Dam and the Columbia Basin Project

United States. War Department. Military Training Certificate. 1936. Print.
William J. Champion has attended the Basic Course of Instruction, Infantry Arm, at the Citizens' Military Training Camp held under the auspices of the War Department of the United States at Ft. Logan. Colo. from July second to thirty first, one thousand nine hundred and thirty six.

U of Denver, 1952. Print.
The University of Denver on the nomination of The Faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences has admitted William John Champion to the Degree of Bachelor of Architecture and Planning with all the Rights, Honors, and Privileges here and everywhere appertaining to that Degree
Given at the City of Denver, in the State of Colorado on the fourteenth day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-two

Charles Edwin McCoy 1824–1912

Third Great Grandfather

Charles Edwin McCoy was born on Jul. 15, 1824 in New York. Charles married Fidlilia Peckham. He passed away on Sep. 13, 1912 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania at age 88. He was buried in the Lanesboro Cemetery in Lanesboro, Pennsylvania. There is a GAR marker next to his headstone.

Pennsylvania. Deaths. 1912. Ancestry. Web.
Name: Charles E McCoy
Father: John McCoy
Mother: Minnie Beach
Birth: 15 Jul 1824 - New York
Death: 13 Sep 1912 - Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne
Age: 88

Stocker, Rhamanthus M. Centennial History of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, 1887. 582. Web.
Charles E. McCoy was born in Erie County, N. Y., in 1824. He came to Harmony in 1859, and engaged in lumbering, which business he followed about twenty-five years. In 1880 he opened a flagstone quarry near Lanesboro', and is a jobber and contractor for furnishing and laying stone walks and pavements in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He has been a school director in the independent district of Lanesboro' since the district was formed, in 1873. He held the office of president eight years, and for the past nine years he has been secretary. Before he left his native county he was twice elected justice of the peace, the first time when he was but twenty-two years of age. He is now acting justice of the peace at Lanesboro', elected to that office in 1886.

McCoy, Lanesboro Cemetery. 2012.
Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1850 Charles McCoy 26 Sardinia, Erie, New York NY NJ
1860 Charles E McCoy 35 Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
1870 Charles McCoy 46 Farmer Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
1880 Charles McCoy 55 Farmer & Lumberman Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania NY NJ
1900 C E McCoy 76 Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania NY NJ
1910 Charles McCoy 86 Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania NY NJ

Nelson Rounds Comfort 1839–1900

Third Great Grandfather

Nelson Rounds Comfort was born on Dec. 12, 1839 in Lanesboro, Pennsylvania. Nelson married Frances Lenore Martin on Sep. 6, 1859 in Pennsylvania. He passed away on Sep. 26, 1900 in Pennsylvania. His death at age 60 was due to gastroenteritis. He was buried on Oct. 1, 1900 in the Lanesboro Cemetery. There is a Masonic symbol on his headstone.

Branch: USA Unit: 29th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry Militia Rank: Private
United States. National Park Service. The Civil War. Web.

Comfort, Lanesboro Cemetery. 2012.
Year Name & Age Occupation Residence F M
1860 Nelson Comfort 20 Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
1870 N K Comfort 30 Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
1880 Nelson Comfort 40 Lumbering Trapper Gulch, Beaverhead, Montana
1890 Nelson R Comfort Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
1900 Nelson Comfort 61 Harmony, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania NY NY

A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Comp. Frederick H. Dyer. Des Moines, 1908. 1587. Web.
29th Regiment Emergency Militia Infantry.
Organized at Harrisburg June 23, 1863, for the protection of Pennsylvania against Lee's invasion. Duty in the Dept. of the Susquehanna during Gettysburg Campaign. Mustered out July 29, 1863.

"The Gang of Robbers." The Tri-States Union [Port Jervis] 3 Nov. 1887: 1. NYS Historic Newspapers. Web.
Our neighbors at McClure and Lanesboro have been visited by thieves, and with officer Vanorsdale of Windsor were in Deposit, Monday, investigating matters. Saturday night the barn of N. R. Comfort, near Lanesboro, was broken open, the rascals breaking through a window and opening the doors. All of the wheels were taken from his buggy, together with a robe, cushion and whip. On Sunday night while John Cunningham of McClure Settlement was eating supper, his barn was entered and a double harness, single harness, collar and head-stall taken.

"Nelson Comfort." Montrose Democrat 4 Oct. 1900. Stevens Point, PA. Web.
Nelson Comfort, a prominent and highly-esteemed resident of Harmony township, died on Thursday, Sept. 27th, 1900, after a day's illness of cholera morbus. His age was sixty years. He is survived by the widow and several adult children. The funeral occurred on Saturday.

Pennsylvania. Deaths. 1900. Stevens Point, PA. 4 July 2010. Web.
Name: N. R. Comfort
Death Date: September 27
Death Place: Harmony
Burial: Lanesboro Cemetery

"Susquehanna County." The Scranton Tribune 1 Oct. 1900: 3. Chronicling America. Web.
The funeral of the late Nelson R. Comfort took place and was largely attended from the family residence in Harmony this afternoon. Rev. Mr. Meekin, pastor of the Lanesboro Methodist church officiated. The Windsor Masonic lodge attended in a body, and had charge of the services in the Lanesboro cemetery.

United States. Census. Special Schedule. 1890. FamilySearch. Web.
State: Pennsylvania
County: Susquehanna
Township: Harmony
Name: Nelson R Comfort
Rank: Private
Company: F
Regiment: 29 Pa Vols
Enlistment: Jun. 17, 1863
Discharge: Aug. 1, 1863
Service: 1 Month 15 Days

Joseph Fowler 1753–1797

Sixth Great Grandfather

Joseph Fowler was born on Nov. 27, 1753 in New York. Joseph married Sarah Whitney on Oct. 3, 1776. He passed away on May 22, 1797 in New York at age 43.

DAR #A041134 Service: New York Rank: Private

Fowler, Christine Cecilia. The History of the Fowlers. Batavia, 1950. 245. Print.
Joseph Fowler, Jr., served in the Revolution, evidently enlisting for local duty out of Samuel Haight's Co. of the Third or Cortlandt Manor Regt. of West. Co. Militia.

The Journal of the Reverend Silas Constant, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Yorktown, New York. Philadelphia, 1903. 298. Web.
1797 May 22 at Joseph Fowler's who died this day
1797 May 23 preached Joseph Fowler's funeral sermon

United States. Census. 1790. Web.
State: New York
County: Westchester
Town: Yorktown
Head of Family: Joseph Fowler, Jr.
Males: 3
Over 16: Joseph Fowler, 1753
Under 16: John Fowler, 1786
Under 16: Unidentified
Females: 6

Joseph Fowler 1729–1793

Seventh Great Grandfather

Joseph Fowler was born on Jun. 14, 1729 in New York. Joseph married Hannah Owens. He passed away on Apr. 27, 1793 in New York at age 63. He was buried on Apr. 28, 1793 in Yorktown, New York.

Fowler, Christine Cecilia. The History of the Fowlers. Batavia, 1950. 243. Print.
Joseph Fowler and his sons Joseph, Jr., and Jesse were enrolled in the Cortlandt Manor or Third Regt. of Westchester Co., Militia 1776-1778, in Capt. Samuel Haight's Co. and were granted land and bounty rights.

The Journal of the Reverend Silas Constant, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Yorktown, New York. Philadelphia, 1903. 220. Web.
1793 April 28 Joseph Fowler buried

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Samuel Fowler

Fifth Cousin Seven Times Removed

Samuel Fowler was born in Newburgh, New York. Samuel married Henrietta Laura Brodhead. He passed away in 1865 in Trenton, New Jersey. He was buried in New Jersey.

Branch: USA Unit: 15th Regiment, New Jersey Infantry Rank: Colonel
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Stephen St. John 1735–1785

Third Cousin Nine Times Removed

Stephen St. John was born in 1735. Stephen passed away on May 9, 1785 in Norwalk, Connecticut. He was buried in Norwalk.

DAR #A099202 Service: Connecticut Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
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Connecticut Representative from Norwalk

Daniel St. John

Fourth Cousin Eight Times Removed

Daniel St. John married Abigail Holmes on Feb. 26, 1767.

DAR #A099145 Service: Connecticut Rank: Private

John St. John 1833–1916

Seventh Cousin Five Times Removed

John Pierce St. John was born on Feb. 25, 1833 in Brookville, Indiana. John passed away on Aug. 31, 1916 in Olathe, Kansas at age 83. He was buried in Olathe.

Branch: USA Unit: 143rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
"St. John Is Dead." The Topeka Daily State Journal 1 Sept. 1916: 10. Chronicling America. Web.
Olathe. Kan., Sept. 1.—John P. St. John, candidate for the presidency on the Prohibition ticket in 1884, twice governor of Kansas and one of the most widely known temperance advocates in the United States, is dead here. He was 83 years old and had been in failing health since a heat prostration two months ago, while on a speaking tour.
While speaking at Jetmore, Kan., on June 20, in behalf of the Prohibition cause, Mr. St. John was overcome with the heat. He cancelled his speaking engagements and returned to his home, where he rallied sufficiently to enable him to attend the national Prohibition convention at St. Paul, Minn., in July. On his return home he spoke at Shelbyville, Ill., which proved to be his last public utterance.
John Pierce St. John was one of the most widely known temperance advocates in the United States. He was a candidate for president on the Prohibition ticket in 1884, and served two terms as governor of Kansas—1879-1883—during which Kansas became a prohibition state.
Born at Brookville, Ind., February 25, 1833, St. John served as a captain and lieutenant-colonel in the Civil war, and settled in Kansas, where he became a member of the state senate. He became a political factor when he won a fight to displace United States Senator Samuel B. Pomeroy. Pomeroy and St. John had been personal friends, but the latter became displeased at the way Pomeroy conducted himself as a senator, and thereupon championed John J. Ingalls, Pomeroy's opponent, who won. This made St. John a leader and resulted in his election as governor.
He was called a "traitor" when he deserted the Republican party and became a candidate for president on the Prohibition ticket in '84. During his campaign he was burned or hung in effigy more than 600 times. He was twice shot at, but unhurt. Many Republicans attributed the defeat of James G. Blaine for president to St. John's entrance into the race.
In 1912, notwithstanding his advanced age, he stumped Kansas for woman suffrage, declaring that when women had the vote they would have prohibition. In 1914 he campaigned in the east for prohibition, estimating that up to that time he had, altogether, traveled 350,000 miles and delivered 4,500 speeches in behalf of the prohibition cause.
When he was in the Kansas capitol he inaugurated the first "water banquet," with the result that liquor has been under taboo in the Kansas state house ever since.

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James Lockwood 1683–1769

Tenth Great Uncle

James Lockwood was born on Apr. 21, 1683 in Norwalk, Connecticut. James passed away on May 5, 1769 in Norwalk at age 86. He was buried in the Pine Island Cemetery in Norwalk.

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Connecticut Representative from Norwalk
Unit: Norwalk Trainband Rank: Colonel

Ebenezer Lockwood

Second Cousin Nine Times Removed

Ebenezer Lockwood married Mary Godfrey.

DAR #A071046 Service: Connecticut Rank: Private

John Platt 1632–1705

Ancestor (1)

John Platt was born on Jan. 11, 1632 in Ware, Hertfordshire, England. John married Hannah Clark. He passed away on Nov. 6, 1705 in Norwalk, Connecticut at age 73.

Legislature Office
Connecticut Deputy from Norwalk
Unit: Norwalk Trainband Rank: Sergeant

Ebenezer Whitney 1742–1808

Second Cousin Eight Times Removed

Ebenezer Whitney was born on Aug. 8, 1742 in Norwalk, Connecticut. Ebenezer married Ruth Raymond on Dec. 19, 1771 in Norwalk. He passed away in 1808 in Connecticut. He was buried in the Silvermine Cemetery in New Canaan, Connecticut.

DAR #A125070 Service: Connecticut Rank: Lieutenant

John Whitney 1754–1835

Second Cousin Eight Times Removed

John Whitney was born on Apr. 13, 1754 in Branford, Connecticut. John married Amy Howd on Dec. 18, 1776 in Branford. He married Hannah Lamphier Chidsey on Jun. 26, 1810 in Branford. He passed away on Sep. 8, 1835 in Branford at age 81. He was buried in Branford.

DAR #A125125 Service: Connecticut

Enos Whitney 1761–1846

Second Cousin Eight Times Removed

Enos Whitney was born on Aug. 10, 1761 in Branford, Connecticut. Enos married Eunice Avery in 1787 in Wallingford, Connecticut. He married Mary Hiscox on Jun. 9, 1841 in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania. He passed away on Oct. 8, 1846 in Gibson, Pennsylvania at age 85. He was buried in the Union Hill Cemetery in Gibson.

DAR #A125081 Service: Connecticut Rank: Private

David Hyatt Whitney 1761–1834

Second Cousin Eight Times Removed

David Hyatt Whitney was born on Aug. 25, 1761 in Norwalk, Connecticut. David married Nancy Raymond on May 12, 1796 in Norwalk. He passed away in 1834 in Walton, New York. He was buried in Walton.

DAR #A125069 Service: Connecticut Rank: Private

Eben Whitney 1837–1921

Fifth Cousin Five Times Removed

Eben Whitney was born on Oct. 22, 1837 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Eben married Sarah Amelia Allen on Apr. 23, 1864. He passed away on Jun. 14, 1921 in Flemington, New Jersey at age 83. He was buried in Flemington.

Branch: USA Unit: 30th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry Rank: Captain
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Henry Whitney 1844–1924

Fifth Cousin Five Times Removed

Henry Whitney was born on Dec. 10, 1844. Henry married Bertha Stoddard in 1875 in Pella, Iowa. He passed away on Dec. 30, 1924 at age 80.

Branch: USA Unit: 45th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry Rank: Lieutenant
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Joseph McKune 1762–1850

Sixth Great Grandfather

Joseph McKune was born in 1762 in Goshen, New York. Joseph passed away on May 25, 1850 in Pennsylvania. He was buried in the McKune Cemetery in Pennsylvania. The cemetery is next to the Priesthood Restoration Site.

DAR #A200743 Service: New York Rank: Private
United States. Census. 1820. Web.
State: Pennsylvania
County: Susquehanna
Township: Harmony
Head of Family: Joseph McKune
Males: 4
10 to 16: Silas Fowler McKune, 1808
16 to 18: John McKune, 1803
16 to 26: John McKune, 1803
16 to 26: Hezekiah McKune, 1801
Over 45: Joseph McKune, 1762
Females: 3
10 to 16: Unidentified
10 to 16: Nancy McKune, 1805
Over 45: Anna McKune, 1766

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Barnabas Wines Many 1735–1815

Seventh Great Grandfather

Barnabas Wines Many was born in 1735 in New York City, New York. Barnabas married Anne Everitt in 1760 in New York. He passed away on Apr. 28, 1815 in Blooming Grove, New York. He was buried in Blooming Grove.

DAR #A073542 Service: New York Rank: Private
41 First Cousins. Comp. Dorothy Jones Many. West Hartford, 1961. 5. Web.
In the Revolutionary War, Barnabas (at 40 years, plus) served as a private in the first Orange County Regiment under Colonel Jesse Woodhulland of General George Clinton's Brigade. He signed the Articles of Association for the Cornwall district, served on the Committee of Safety and Observation, etc.

United States. Census. 1810. Web.
State: New York
County: Orange
Town: Blooming Grove
Head of Family: Barnabas Many
Males: 1
Over 45: Barnabas Wines Many, 1735
Females: 3
10 to 15: Unidentified
16 to 25: Unidentified
Over 45: Anne Many, 1746

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Barnabas Wines

Ninth Great Uncle

Barnabas Wines was born in Southold, New York. He passed away in New York.

DAR #A128452 Service: New York Rank: Captain

Thomas Wines

First Cousin Nine Times Removed

Thomas Wines married Eunice Case. Thomas passed away on Nov. 4, 1794.

DAR #A128454 Service: New York Rank: Private

Barnabas Wines 1739–1813

First Cousin Nine Times Removed

Barnabas Wines was born in 1739 in Southold, New York. Barnabas married Eunice Hallock. He passed away on Dec. 21, 1813 in Mattituck, New York. He was buried in the Old Bethany Cemetery in Mattituck.

DAR #A128453 Service: New York Rank: Private

James Many 1761–1812

Seventh Great Uncle

James Many was born in 1761 in New York. James married Eunice Wines in 1790 in New York. James passed away in 1812 in New York.

DAR #A073546 Service: New York Rank: Private

Wines Manny 1730–1811

Eighth Great Uncle

Wines Manny was born on Mar. 22, 1730 in Poughkeepsie, New York. Wines married on Sep. 16, 1758 in Poughkeepsie. He passed away on Nov. 26, 1811 in Poughkeepsie at age 81. He was buried in Poughkeepsie.

DAR #A073548 Service: New York Rank: Private

James Maney

Ninth Great Uncle

James Maney married his cousin Elizabeth Maney. James died in 1754.

Jordan, John W. Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Biography. Vol. III. New York: Lewis Historical, 1914. 938. Web.
James, son of Jacques and Anne (Vincent) Maney, went to Virginia and thence to North Carolina, settling in 1711, on the banks of the Chowan river, near the present Maney's Ferry. He bought a large tract of land on the banks of the Chowan, the deeds being recorded in 1714, and he also established Maney's Ferry which is mentioned in colonial records as one of the king's places for landing his army stores. In 1744 James Maney was a major in His Majesty's militia of Northampton county and also a justice of the peace. He married his cousin Elizabeth, daughter of Jean and Jeanne (Machet) Maney, and their son James is mentioned below. James Maney, the father, died in 1754.

Henry Many 1838–1904

Second Cousin Five Times Removed

Henry Many was born in 1838. Henry passed away in 1904. He was buried in New York.

Branch: USA Unit: 1st Regiment, New York Engineers Rank: Private
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George Maney 1826–1901

Fifth Cousin Five Times Removed

George Earl Maney was born on Aug. 24, 1826 in Franklin, Tennessee. George married Elizabeth Crutcher in 1853. He passed away on Feb. 9, 1901. His death at age 74 was due to cerebral hemorrhage. He was buried in the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee.

"Sudden Death of Gen. Maney." The Evening Star 11 Feb. 1901: 8. Chronicling America. Web.
Gen. George E. Maney of Tennessee, a well-known figure in southern circles in Washington, was stricken with apoplexy last Saturday afternoon on F Street and died a few moments later in the Losekam, where he was taken by friends. The body was removed to Gawler's undertaking establishment to await the disposition of his relatives in Tennessee, who were notified.
Gen. Maney was a veteran of the Mexican and civil wars. He was a brigadier general of the confederate army and after the war his admiration for Gen. Grant led him into the republican party. He entertained an ardent admiration for James G. Blaine, and during Garfield's administration was appointed minister to the United States of Colombia. President Harrison appointed him minister to Uruguay and Paraguay. He had always taken an active part in republican politics and in the last campaign was an effective speaker on the stump in New York and Delaware. He leaves a widow and one son, Capt. Maney of the 15th Infantry, now in the Philippines.

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Gilbert McKune 1845–1924

Fourth Great Uncle

Gilbert McKune was born on Mar. 5, 1845 in Pennsylvania. Gilbert married Flora Ruth Comfort. He married Ida Florence Crandall on Aug. 31, 1909 in New York. He passed away on May 9, 1924 in Lanesboro, Pennsylvania at age 79. He was buried in the Lanesboro Cemetery.

Branch: USA Unit: 89th Regiment, New York Infantry Rank: Lieutenant
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Lewis McKune 1821–1861

First Cousin Six Times Removed

Lewis McKune was born on Jul. 22, 1821 in Pennsylvania. Lewis married Laura Etta Corse. He died on Jul. 21, 1861 in Virginia at age 39. He was shot through the heart at the First Battle of Bull Run.

Branch: USA Unit: 1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry Rank: Captain
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Edward McKune 1832–1862

First Cousin Six Times Removed

Edward McKune was born on Aug. 15, 1832 in Pennsylvania. Edward died on Oct. 8, 1862 in Perryville, Kentucky at age 30.

Branch: USA Unit: 75th Regiment, Illinois Infantry Rank: Private
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Albert McKune 1837–1883

First Cousin Six Times Removed

Albert McKune was born on Aug. 18, 1837 in Pennsylvania. Albert died on Sep. 24, 1883 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. His death at age 46 was due to being shot. He was buried in the Fairview Cemetery in Council Bluffs.

Branch: USA Unit: 13th Regiment, Illinois Infantry Rank: Private
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John Espy McKune 1839–1862

First Cousin Six Times Removed

John Espy McKune was born on Mar. 2, 1839 in Lanesboro, Pennsylvania. John died on Aug. 9, 1862 at Camp Oglethorpe in Macon, Georgia at age 23.

Branch: USA Unit: 14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry Rank: Private
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Melvin McKune 1839–1862

First Cousin Six Times Removed

Melvin McKune was born in 1839 in Pennsylvania. He died on Jan. 25, 1862 in Baltimore, Maryland. His death was due to typhoid fever. He was buried in the Loudon Park National Cemetery in Baltimore.

Branch: USA Unit: 4th Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry Rank: Private
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Graydon McKune 1843–1923

First Cousin Six Times Removed

Graydon McKune was born on Feb. 23, 1843 in Lanesboro, Pennsylvania. Graydon passed away on Apr. 6, 1923 in California at age 80. He was buried in Santa Rosa, California.

Branch: USA Unit: 9th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry Rank: Private
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Harrison McKune

First Cousin Six Times Removed

Harrison McKune was born in Pennsylvania. Harrison died on Jul. 8, 1864 at the Andersonville Prison in Georgia. His death was due to diarrhea.

Branch: USA Unit: 13th Regiment, Illinois Infantry Rank: Private
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Robert Hayworth McKune 1823–1894

Second Cousin Six Times Removed

Robert Hayworth McKune was born on Aug. 19, 1823 in Newburgh, New York. Robert married his second cousin Elmira Smith on Apr. 15, 1845. He was elected Mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1875. He was a Democrat. He was injured during a labor riot on Aug. 1, 1877. His term ended in 1878. He passed away on Oct. 9, 1894 in Newburgh. His death at age 71 was due to lung disease. He was buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Dunmore, Pennsylvania. He did not have a headstone until Aug. 1, 2006. There is a Masonic symbol on his headstone.

Branch: USA Rank: First Lieutenant

"The Board of Trade Will Pass Resolutions on the Death of Secretary McKune." Wilkes-Barre Times 11 Oct. 1894: 5. Web.
The Board of Trade of this city held a special meeting this morning to take action on the death of Robert H McKune, the deceased secretary of the Board. They adjourned without action until this afternoon at 4 o'clock when a committee on resolutions will be appointed. The Board will probably decide to attend the funeral which will be held at Scranton tomorrow.
Referring to Mr McKune's death the Scranton Republican of this morning says: "He was one of the most genial of men. He was a man of singular force of character, with an unbounded enthusiasm in any cause which he espoused. He was persistent, forceful, almost tumultuous in all that he undertook. He was a born fireman and was never so much at home as when with the fighters, fearless, self poised, oblivious of danger a perfect cyclone of enthusiastic endeavor. "The boys" all honored and loved him. He was prominent in Masonry, and there, as elsewhere, he always led and was the inspiration of all around him. A Democrat, he was always ardent, even to fierceness, so impetuous was his zeal. He will be mourned, sincerely mourned by all who knew him." The first announcement of his death was received in this city by Attorney J. Elliot Ross. The funeral was to have occurred this afternoon at Newburg. In his will, which was made in December, 1891, Mr. McKune directed that he be buried in Forest Hill cemetery in this city, and Attorney Ross, the executor of the estate, notified Mrs Bancroft to this effect. His estate consists of little else than his life insurance. Mrs. Bancroft, his sister, is his sole legatee. J Elliot Ross is executor under the will.

"An Ex-Mayor Laid to Rest." The Scranton Tribune 15 Oct. 1894: 7. Chronicling America. Web.
The remains of the late Robert H. McKune were buried yesterday and funeral services held in ceremony and manner befitting the memory of him as ex-mayor of Scranton.
During the morning and until 2 o'clock the body lay in state in the municipal building. Public services were held in the First Presbyterian church, where the remains were taken at 2:15 o'clock, and the burial was made under Masonic auspices in Forest Hill cemetery.
The corridor of the municipal building was divided by large flags into an apartment, where the remains rested in a plain black, cloth-covered casket. All morning and until the hour of the church services many took a last look at their deceased friend. It was remembered by those who knew him best that the facial expression was wonderfully lifelike and peaceful. Behind the casket on a table reposed many floral remembrances. The guard of honor in the hallway and about the casket was composed of the following police officers and members of the crystal Engine company: Patrolmen Gurrell, Meinzer and Thomas, and G. A. Connor, H. P. Wilcox, Charles Gessler and Henry Hines.
Representatives of the Wilkes-Barre board of trade, of which the deceased was secretary, viewed the remains and attended the funeral. They were: President Isaac Long, Charles J. Long, Cyrus Straw, J. W. Driesbach, J. K P. Fenner, M. H. Post, Marcus Smith and Mr. James. Dr. Warner, J. M. Burdick, Dr. Higgins and C. Foot were also among the Wilkes-Barre men.
The pallbearers and honorary pallbearers were past masters of the Union lodge of Masons and members of Crystal Engine company, respectively, as follows: Pallbearers, William Beaumont, David McDonald, John Harvey, E. T. Hall, John T. Fitzparick, Colonel F. L. Hitchcock; honorary bearers, D. J. Newman, A. K, Adams, D. J. Sloe, F. F. Schoen, Charles Heinmein, Henry J. Kiefer. The flower bearers were John M. Kefnmerer, C. Q. Carman, John Madison and William Maylin.
At the church the central part of the auditorium was occupied by Masons, and the fire and police departments, each of whom marched in a body from the municipal building. The edifice was nearly filled.
Rev. James McLeod, the pastor, offered prayer, an excerpt of the Scripture was read by Rev. S. C. Logan, and a male quartette sang "We Are Going Down the Valley." Dr. Logan's funeral address was from Psalms xlviiii, 12, "Nevertheless man being in honor abideth not." His remarks were confined principally to the deceased's fortitude and courageous character during the Scranton riots of 1877, in his regime as mayor, and the lesson his actions offered the living.
Dr. Logan said in part:
"We are honoring today the remains belonging to a generation which will stand conspicuous in history. Robert McKune participated in three different kinds of revolution which are notable epochs in the history of the United States. He was a 'forty-niner,' a soldier in the civil war, and the defender of a city's stability. Of his character it is not necessary for me to speak. I am here only in the capacity of his friend and one whom God permitted to associate with him."
Dr. Logan then called attention to the citizens' testimonial circular archived in the Albright library. It related, he said, to a period which tested the character of officials and citizens, and when Robert McKune was the only representative the people of Scranton could look to for support and protection. Allusion was made to the riots of '77. The circular was signed by Governor Hartrandft and staff, military officers, directors of public institutions, officers of corporations, the Scranton City guard, citizens of Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, Bethlehem, Elmira, and others. Excerpts read by Dr. Logan from a copy of the circular alluded to the patriotic and able administration of Robert McKune during the riots and the confidence and thanks he merited from the people.
"It is worth living," said Dr. Logan, "if our fellow men find such testimony and if it can be announced as we lay away his body to rest until the day of judgment shall indicate the righteousness of God."
Reference was made to the many worthy characteristics of the deceased, his love for children, true manhood and wonderful courage. His bravery was not known to its full extent until with a broken jaw, the roof of his mouth fractured and face covered with blood he dared to face on Lackawanna avenue a mob bereft of reason. Later he walked to meet another crowd of frenzied men on Washington avenue despite the admonitions of many friends. These acts showed the sub-strata of character and courage which were not previously known to be in him. For peace, righteousness and justice he nursed the city in its childhood for the people the speaker represented.
He fulfilled his trust with the strength God had given him. His spirit and endeavor were worthy of emulation. Following the church services burial was made in Forest Hill cemetery under the auspices of Union lodge, Free and Accepted Masons. Senior Warden Charles H. Church officiated.

"Ex-Mayor M'Kune Buried." Wilkes-Barre Times 11 Oct. 1894: 5. Web.
The Funeral of Robert H. McKune, late ex-mayor of Scranton and Secretary of the Wilkes-Barre Board of Trade, took place yesterday afternoon from the First Presbyterian church at Scranton, says the Republican. The edifice was crowded to the doors, public appreciation of his services and of the man himself evincing itself in the numbers who presented themselves at the obsequies and viewed the remains as they lay in state at the municipal building between the hours of 9 30 a. m, 1 30 p. m, Union Lodge, No. 291. Free and Accepted Masons had charge of the funeral arrangements, it being under its direction that the remains were escorted from the municipal building to the church by a cordon of police, delegations from the fire department of Scranton, a delegation of citizens from Wilkes Barre and the lodge members. Rev. S. C. Logan, D. D., was the officiating clergyman. The services were impressive but simple. All ostentation became supplementary to the sincerity, the genuine sorrow and the unfeigned sympathy. Deceased leaves no immediate relatives. There was no place reserved for mourners, yet mourners filled the church.
Rev. Dr. Logan’s eulogism was founded upon Psalms xlix, 12. It was the discourse of a friend upon the death of a brother, filled with veneration and respect akin to reverence. He said Robert H. McKune belonged to a generation which had passed away; a generation which had made itself conspicuous, which had been honored, and which would be honored in generations to come. He belonged to a generation which entered into the whole life of the nation, which revolutionized the whole of its institutions, which precipitated the idea of a railroad connecting the two great oceans, and gave commercial thrift to a section of this great universe, hitherto uninhabited except by savages.
Dr. Logan said:
"He was what was known as a forty-niner; he passed through the revolution, which had to do and must have to do with our nation’s prosperity, and being a lover of righteousness and purity in municipal politics, was chosen as the administrative head of this city. I am here as a friend. I have nothing to do with personal characteristics. There is no public servant who will be misunderstood and misrepresented, but this man was valorous. He served his country and his God with the same assiduousness that characterized his discharge of every trust. He was a man whom every man might honor and does honor. Like others, he had his shortcomings, but his name abides in honor still.
In ‘77, without a moment’s warning, there arose an exigency in this city which tried men’s souls. Robert H. McKune was one of the good men and true who stood ready to sacrifice anything to make this city a home of righteousness, when he stood on Lackawanna avenue facing a violent mob and commanding the special police, he showed courage which belonged to true manhood. He fought through the life on the Pacific; he carried a knapsack during the four years of the rebellion; he took the office of responsibility and with the strength and ability that were given him executed its duties. Now this good man has passed away, let us reverence his name and endeavor to learn a valuable lesson from his noble career."
At the close of the services at the church the cortege moved toward Forest Hill cemetery. Electric cars conveyed those of the hose companies and citizens who wished to attend the services at the grave. Here the services were also under the direction of the Masons and were sweetly impressive. A fine, drizzling rain, intermingled with occasional flakes of snow began descending as the procession reached the cemetery. The wind sighed mournfully through the shivering limbs of the naked trees. The cold was penetrating. Nature, upon the verge of temporary existence, bowing to her own unenviable death, seemed imbued with the solemnity of the occasion.
Crowds gathered about the yawning grave as Chaplain Charles Church, of the Union lodge, proceeded with the ritualistic services of the Masonic order. A little white lamb’s skin apron, the ancient emblem of faith was deposited in the grave. One by one the members of the lodge stepped forward with uncovered heads. They carried small twigs of evergreen which were consigned to the grave of their late brother. The pall bearers were selected from Union lodge and they were E. L. Buck, F. L. Hitchcock, W. C. Beaumont, John Fitzpatrick, John Harvey and David McDonald. The honorary pall bearers were from the ranks of the Crystal Hose Company and were C. R. Hineline, P. F. Schoen, D. J. Newman and D. J. Slowe, F. J. Amsden, of Union Lodge acted as marshal. The floral tributes were four in number, magnificence compensating for lack of quantity. A masonic emblem of pink and yellow roses, white pinks and sunlax from brother Masons, a pillow in which was wrought the words, “Our President,” from Crystal Hose; an anchor from nieces displaying “Uncle,” and a wreath of roses.
A committee from the Crystals and a committee from the Masonic order guarded the remains as they reposed in the Mayor’s office. It is estimated that 3,000 people viewed the body.
The Wilkes-Barre Commercial Travlers’ sent A. D. Powers, A. E. Lomady and John C. Farrell as a delegation and among the members of the Board of Trade of this city the following were noticed: Isaac Long, president, E. W. Davis, Chas. J. Long, Marcus Smith, M. H. Post, J. W. Driesbach, Cyrus A. Straw, Dr. Higgins, Dr. Warner, Dr. Weaver, Thos O’Brien, J. M. Burdick, Byron Shoemaker, J. K. P. Fenner, of Ashley; H. H. James, of Parsons, Mr. and Mrs. Wm L. Foote and Mrs. James Boyd were also present.

"Hon. Robert H. McKune, Fourth Mayor of Scranton." The Wyoming Valley. Ed. J. A. Clark. Scranton, 1875. 199-200. Web.
The present Mayor of our city is of Scotch and Irish descent, his great-grandfather having emigrated from Scotland and settled in Orange County, in the State of New York, in 1762, in which county the family has always since resided.
Robert was born in Newburg, on the Hudson, August 19th, 1823. His father dying when he was three years of age, he was taken in charge by his grandfather, who placed him in the private school of John James Brown, one of Newburg's oldest teachers, and subsequently entered the High School under the Superintendent, O. M. Smith, both of which teachers are still residents of Newburg.
He left his studies at thirteen, and commenced active life by entering the boot and shoe store of George Mecklan, who was at that time the largest dealer in his line of goods. After remaining here one year he united himself with a relative, Henry Schenck, of No. 12 Church street, New Brunswick, New Jersey, who carried on the same class of business, and with whom he stayed some two years.
Having always had a desire for personal independence, he concluded to learn a trade. His widowed mother had been carrying on a baking business in Newburg, and thither he repaired to join the comforts of home with his business relations, which he adhered to for several years.
In 1839 he went to the city of New York, and found employment with Messrs. Monroe, at 173 West Broadway, who at that time commanded some of the best business in the city. After remaining here for about two years, he returned to his home and took charge of his mother's business until he was of age, when, having a small patrimony left by his grandfather, he entered the grocery business in Newburg.
While here he was married to Miss Elmira Smith, of Mamaking, Sullivan County, New York, and continued his residence in Newburg for two years. His health failing he took up his abode at Cold Spring, N. Y., for another two years, when he emigrated to California in 1849, leaving New York, February 1st, on steamer "Falcon," the first which carried the first mails to California. During this trip he worked as baker both on the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and was the first American that ever carried on that branch of industry in the city of Panama. Reaching California he repaired to the mines and stayed there for seven months, then went to San Francisco and engaged at his business during his sojourn there.
Upon his return to the States he settled at Susquehanna Depot, on the New York and Erie Railroad, then a town just springing into existence; after which he located at Binghamton, where he was successively connected with several firms in the wholesale grocery trade.
These firms naturally extending their arms into the Wyoming and Lackawanna Valleys, his mind was directed to these promising localities, and an acquaintance ripened into a conversant knowledge of the business and men in the Anthracite region. He had remained in business in Binghamton for some seventeen years; when the war having broken out he went to Scranton in 1862 and connected himself in business with Mr. George Cone and A. W. Renshaw.
In September, 1862, he occupied the position of first lieutenant in the Keystone Guards, a company raised in Scranton, and with them he joined the army at the front, assisting the army of the Potomac at the battle of Antietam, he having charge of the advance guard on the Williamsport road, on the Union right. Upon his return from the emergency, he entered the service again by uniting with the secret bureau at Vicksburg, Miss, under command of Colonel Hutchinson, and remained in the secret service until the close of the war. He stayed one year South after the termination of hostilities, when he again returned North and entered upon a general insurance business in Scranton, at which he has been actively engaged to the present date.
In 1868 he was appointed by Chief Justice Chase, United States Commissioner, and held this position until his election as Mayor, when he resigned. He was nominated for Mayor by the Democratic party in 1875, and elected. The triumph of the election is a credit to his popularity, for both parties had determined, because of the odium which had been cast upon our city by the press abroad, to put forth the best representative men, so that in either case the city would be honored. He has already entered upon his administrative duties with a spirit which commends him to the favorable and hearty support of every citizen in this prosperous and growing city. That he is public spirited as well as judicious all have the utmost confidence, as his residence here for years has amply testified. That he will make radical changes for the promotion of the welfare of the city there can be no doubt, for his whole life has been a busy one; his experience is varied, extensive and liberal, and Scranton will yet be able to point to an administration of justice inaugurated by Mayor McKune, which will be fitting matter for the future historian.
His long residence in Binghamton brought him into intimate relations with the late lamented Daniel S. Dickinson, and in looking over the files of Binghamton journals we frequently find the name of Robert H. McKune as the presiding officer of assemblages, both political and social, bringing him into the nearest and most familiar connections with this great and good man. At the outbreak of national hostilities, he followed in the course of policy marked out by Dickinson, to save the Union at all hazards.
In the engine house of Crystal Hose Company of this city, can be seen hanging on the wall a certificate of membership to the fire department of the village of Newburg, dating March, 1842. Ever since he has been known as one of the most efficient and active firemen of his locality. Young yet, he is active, and having associated with men of large minds his policy as Mayor must be characteristic.

Wenzel, David. The Lackawanna Historical Society Journal [Scranton] Summer 2006: 6-7. Web.
No one ever said that being Mayor of Scranton was an easy job. You do expect to get roughed up by the media and City Council, but certainly not to have your life threatened by your fellow citizens. But that was the situation back in 1877 when labor unrest brought events in Scranton to the edge of anarchy.
A general strike that involved employees of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad had lasted for just one week when the railroaders agreed to go back to work at the same wages. The local miners had gone out with the railroaders but were in no mood to strike. The situation was so serious that the Pennsylvania Governor John F. Hartranft had requested that federal troops stand by.
On the morning of August 1st, the streets around the silk mills on South Washington Avenue were filled with five or six thousand strikers who moved to the railroad shops just below Lackawanna Avenue. They harassed and threatened the railroad workers to leave their work place and contribute to the strike.
The strikers collected near the corner of South Washington and Lackawanna Avenue and someone read a letter supposedly written by W.W. Scranton stating that they would keep the men working for thirty-five cents a day. The crowd grew more violent. Mayor McKune appeared and was greeted by hoots and jeers. McKune was a Democrat, elected just two years before in 1875 as a friend of labor.
McKune was struck in the back of the head by a club that caused blood to spurt from his mouth. He was hit with stones. Some strikers tried to protect him and were nearly overpowered when Rev. Father Dunn pleaded with the crowd and began to lead the Mayor to safety. Another striker hit the Mayor, breaking his upper jaw and fracturing the roof of his mouth. The mayor made it to Lackawanna Avenue where a posse of citizens, some of them Civil War veterans, were poised to stop the crowd from rioting.
McKune was hit one more time by a hammer blow to his head, knocking him unconscious. The posse of citizens fired on the crowd of strikers, and four were killed and a dozen more seriously wounded. The crowd dispersed. The next day 3000 armed National Guardsmen entered Scranton and proclaimed martial law.
Mayor Robert McKune recovered and served out his term as Mayor. On October 9, 1894, Robert McKune died at age 71 in Newburg, New York. He stipulated in his will that he wanted to be buried at Forest Hills Cemetery in Dunmore.
Fast forward to 2005. I was doing research for a book that I an compiling on the lives of the 29 mayors of Scranton. I visited the Forest Hills Cemetery and saw the various gravestones of other Scranton mayors. Norma Reese, cemetery caretaker and my historical guide, showed me Robert McKune's plot, which does not have a headstone to mark his resting place. Knowing of his history and the sacrifice he made for his city, I was shocked.
On Tuesday, August 1, 2006, 129 years to the day of the bloody riot of 1877 and 112 years since he died, Mayor McKune will finally get his headstone. A ceremony will take place on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Forest Hills Cemetery to dedicate the headstone and to partially re-enact his funeral ceremony. Invited to participate are Norma Reese, who will give the welcome; Alan Sweeney, President of the Lackawanna Historical Society, who will read a history of Mayor McKune; Girl Scout Melissa Dickinson, who will relate the story of the funeral, which was covered by the Scranton Republican in great detail. Unveiling of the headstone will be handled by Sultzer-Sitler Monument Company, who donated the memorial. Union Lodge #291 of Scranton Masonic Order, the same lodge of which McKune was a member, will hold a memorial ceremony lead by Past Master Maxson. A presentation of flowers will be made by the Union Lodge 291 and the Scranton Fire Department. Mayor Chris Doherty has been invited to make remarks. The public is invited. We hope to see you there.
History of Scranton, Penn. Published by United Brethren Publishing House, Dayton, Ohio, pp. 230-233.
Hollister's History of the Lackawanna Valley, 1885
Scranton Republican, "Ex-Mayor McKune Buried," Oct. 5, 1894, page 1.

Silas Gildersleeve 1748–1826

Sixth Great Grandfather

Silas Gildersleeve was baptized on Jun. 12, 1748 in Morristown, New Jersey. Silas married Sarah Woodruff on Jul. 24, 1775. He passed away in 1826 in Morristown.

DAR #A044566 Service: New Jersey Rank: Private

History of the First Presbyterian Church. Morristown, 1885. 86. Web.
Gildersleeve, Silas; Baptized 12 June 1748.

John Woodruff 1637–1691

Ninth Great Grandfather

John Woodruff was baptized in 1637 in Kent, England. John passed away in 1691 in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Genealogical and Memorial History of the State of New Jersey. Ed. Francis Bazley Lee. Vol. I. New York, 1910. 346. Web.
John, eldest son of John and Ann Woodruff, was baptized in the parish of Sturry, county Kent, England, in 1637, died at Elizabethtown, New Jersey, in April or May, 1691. He accompanied his parents and grandparents to Southampton, and April 30, 1657, included in the list of arms-bearing men. May 1, 1663, he was elected constable, and between August 29 and September 7, 1665, he sold his Southampton lands, preparatory to removing to Elizabethtown, in which latter place he soon became one of the leading citizens, holding the offices of ensign, high sheriff, magistrate and one of the most prominent opponents of the lords proprietors. His only brother was, like himself, named John, a fact proven by their father's will, but as the latter remained in Southampton, where he inherited the bulk of his father's estate, the two lines have had distinct histories.

An Index of Ancestors and Roll of Members of the Society of Colonial Wars. New York, 1922. 550. Web.
Woodruff (Wordrof), Ensign John, 1637-1691. Ensign of Militia at Elizabethtown, N. J., Sept. 14, 1673. Appointed High Sheriff, Essex Co., N. J., 1684.

Benjamin Woodruff 1744–1837

Seventh Great Uncle

Benjamin Woodruff was born on Nov. 26, 1744 in New Jersey. Benjamin passed away in 1837 in Michigan. He was buried in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

DAR #A128627 Service: New Jersey Rank: Sergeant

Seth Woodruff 1742–1814

Third Cousin Seven Times Removed

Seth Woodruff was born in 1742 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Seth married Phebe Haines. He passed away in 1814 in Elizabeth. He was buried in Elizabeth.

DAR #A128728 Service: New Jersey Rank: Sergeant

Richard Gildersleeve

Eighth Great Grandfather

Gildersleeve, Willard Harvey. Gildersleeves of Gildersleeve, Conn. Meriden, 1914. 8. Web.
In 1683, his father gave him the Carman proprietorship in Hempstead so that he became a proprietor early in life. With his wife, Experience, he witnessed many land transactions. In 1690, he was lieutenant of militia. In 1687 he received by purchase and town grant, large properties in the town of Huntington, Suffolk County, L. I. He finally moved to Huntington and settled down in the northeastern part on Fresh Pond Neck near Crab Meadow. He sold all his rights in Hempstead in 1704, to his brother Thomas. His descendants still own portions of his estate in that section of Huntington near the Smithtown line. Son, Thomas.

Asa Gildersleeve 1755–1830

Seventh Great Uncle

Asa Gildersleeve was baptized on Jan. 28, 1755 in Morristown, New Jersey. Asa married Mary Coffram. He passed away in 1830.

DAR #A044550 Rank: Private

History of the First Presbyterian Church. Morristown, 1885. 86. Web.
Gildersleeve, Asa; Baptized 28 Jan 1755.

Finch Gildersleeve 1751–1812

Second Cousin Seven Times Removed

Finch Gildersleeve passed away on Mar. 24, 1812 in New York.

DAR #A044555 Service: New York Rank: Lieutenant

Philip Gildersleeve 1757–1822

Second Cousin Seven Times Removed

Philip Gildersleeve was born on Jul. 2, 1757 in Huntington, New York. Philip married Temperance Gibbs on May 4, 1780 in Huntington. He passed away on Oct. 26, 1822 in Connecticut at age 65.

DAR #A044562 Service: New York Rank: Corporal

Daniel Gildersleeve

Third Cousin Seven Times Removed

Daniel Gildersleeve was born in New Jersey. Daniel married Esther Wood. He died in 1778 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

DAR #A044552 Service: New York Rank: Sergeant

Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve 1831–1924

Fourth Cousin Five Times Removed

Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve was born on Oct. 23, 1831 in Charleston, South Carolina. Basil married Elizabeth Fisher Colston on Sep. 18, 1866 in Virginia. He passed away on Jan. 9, 1924 at home in Baltimore, Maryland at age 92. He was buried in the University of Virginia Cemetery in Charlottesville.

Branch: CSA Unit: 1st Virginia Cavalry Rank: Private
Cox, Richard P. "Gildersleeve: Soldier, Scholar." The Washington Times. 13 May 2005. Web.
Gildersleeve "soldiered" during summer vacations from the university. In successive summers, he served on the staff of the 21st Virginia Infantry and was a private in the 1st Virginia Cavalry. The summer of 1864 saw him on the staff of Gen. John B. Gordon.

Mohr, Clarence L., ed. The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. Ed. Charles Reagan Wilson. Vol. 17. U of North Carolina, 2011. Web.
Born 23 October 1831 in Charleston, S.C., Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve became the most renowned American classicist of the late 19th century. Founder of the American Journal of Philology in 1880, Gildersleeve taught classics at Johns Hopkins for almost four decades and became a central figure in the professionalization of Greek and Latin studies in the American university.
Gildersleeve grew up in a home of pronounced southern loyalties. His father, Benjamin, was a northerner by birth but adopted the southern antebellum sectional cause with enthusiasm. A Presbyterian minister and editor of a denominational paper, Benjamin Gildersleeve supervised his son's early education and introduced him, somewhat unsystematically, to the classics. Basil Gildersleeve went on to attend the College of Charleston, Jefferson College in Pennsylvania, and Princeton, where he graduated in 1849. He taught classics at a private academy in Richmond, Va., and then spent 1850 to 1853 in Germany at Berlin, Göttingen, and Bonn, before taking his Ph.D. at Göttingen. After three years in Charleston writing and teaching, he became a professor at the University of Virginia in 1856. Except for his service in the Confederate army, which left him with a crippling leg injury received in the Shenandoah Valley campaign, he remained at Virginia until he took a position at Johns Hopkins in 1876. He died 9 January 1924.

Wolfe, Brendan. "Slavery at the University of Virginia." Encyclopedia Virginia. 21 Feb. 2013. Web.
April 5, 1864 - University of Virginia professor Basil L. Gildersleeve publishes an essay in the Daily Richmond Examiner comparing enslaved African Americans to the ass in an old saying, attributed to Mohammed upon being offered chariots of fire at the gates of heaven: "I will either go to heaven on my ass or I will not go to heaven at all."
April 18, 1864 - In an essay, Basil L. Gildersleeve, a University of Virginia professor of Greek and Hebrew, speaks out against so-called miscegenation, claiming that to prevent it is to guarantee white supremacy.

Public Domain. Wikimedia Commons. Web.

Francis Gildersleeve 1843–1929

Sixth Cousin Four Times Removed

Francis Gildersleeve was born on Dec. 26, 1843. Francis passed away on Mar. 12, 1929 in Gentry, Arkansas at age 85.

Branch: USA Unit: 21st Regiment, Iowa Infantry Rank: Private
United States. National Park Service. The Civil War. Web.

Richard Comfort 1745–1824

Sixth Great Grandfather

Richard Comfort was born on Aug. 15, 1745 in Fishkill, New York. Richard married Charity Perkins. He passed away on Mar. 6, 1824 in Southport, New York at age 78. He was buried in Wellsburg, New York.

DAR #A024718 Service: New York Rank: Private
The Minnesota Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Year Book. Comp. William H. Grant. St. Paul, 1895. 239. Web.
He was a private in Capt. Abraham Storm's Company, in Col. Brinkerhoff's Regiment, New York State Troops. He was present at the battles of White Plains, Princeton and Brandywine.

United States. Census. 1790. Web.
State: New York
County: Ulster (Sullivan)
Town: Mamakating
Head of Family: Richard Comfort
Males: 5
Over 16: Richard Comfort, 1745
Over 16: Unidentified
Under 16: John Collins Comfort, 1776
Under 16: Benjamin Comfort, 1784
Under 16: Richard Comfort, 1787
Females: 5

Comfort, First Baptist Church. 2012.

John Robert Comfort 1844–1905

Fourth Great Uncle

John Robert Comfort was born on Apr. 2, 1844 in Lanesboro, Pennsylvania. John married Frances May Watrous. He passed away on Sep. 18, 1905, at home at age 61. He was buried in Twin Bridges, Montana.

Branch: USA Unit: 137th Regiment, New York Infantry Rank: Sergeant
United States. National Park Service. The Civil War. Web.

"Fell off a Ladder While Picking Apples in Orchard." The Dillon Tribune 22 Sept. 1905: 2. Montana Newspapers. Montana Historical Society. Web.
The following report of the death of John R. Comfort, of Twin Bridges, clipped from Monday's Miner, will be of interest to many old-timers in this county who were well acquainted with the deceased:
Jno R. Comfort, a pioneer of this place died this morning at his home as a result of injuries received last Wednesday by falling from a ladder while gathering apples from his orchard. He was near the top of the ladder and in some way slipped, and in order to save his little grandchild, who was standing under the tree, from harm he fell in such a manner as to receive internal injuries which proved fatal.
Mr. Comfort was one of the best known citizens in this part of Montana, and he had a wide acquaintance throughout the state. He came to Montana from Pennsylvania, his native state, in 1879, and located at this place, where he has since made his home. When Mr. Comfort came to Twin Bridges the town consisted of a store, saloon, blacksmith shop, hotel and three families. He engaged in the blacksmith business with gratifying success, and was soon one of the most prominent men of the community.
Fraternally Mr. Comfort was identified with Westgate lodge, No. 27, A. F. and A. M., of this city and for twelve years he was master of the lodge. He was also a member of the order of Eastern Star, and the Ancient Order of United Workmen. He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, and for a time was commander of Custer post No. 5.
Mr. Comfort was elected to the legislature in the fall of 1888, the last territorial assembly of Montana, and he served a number of terms as justice of the peace of Twin Bridges. In politics he was a republican. He has also served as one of the board of trustees in the state orphans' home. He was a member of the Business Men's association, and was United States land commissioner for this district. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. At the time of his death he was 65 years of age.
Besides his widow, Mr. Comfort leaves three children to mourn his death: Linn Comfort, a merchant and postmaster of Twin Bridges; Mrs. L. J. Williams, a teacher in the public schools of this city, and Mrs. J. M. Nye, of the Centennial valley.
The funeral was held in Twin Bridges Tuesday under the auspices of the Masonic lodge.

Isaac Lewis Comfort 1811–1881

Fifth Great Uncle

Isaac Lewis Comfort was born on May 15, 1811 in Pennsylvania. Isaac passed away on Apr. 5, 1881 in Pennsylvania at age 69. He was buried in the Lanesboro Cemetery in Lanesboro, Pennsylvania.

Branch: USA Unit: 6th Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry (35th Volunteers) Rank: Private
United States. National Park Service. The Civil War. Web.

Harold Martin Comfort 1895–1998

First Cousin Thrice Removed

Harold Martin Comfort was born on Aug. 10, 1895 in Pennsylvania. Harold married Hazel Innis Wade on Sep. 23, 1923 in New York. He passed away on Jun. 8, 1998 in Oxford, New York at age 102.

Branch: Unit: 3rd Platoon Co. G. 4th Inf. N.Y.G. Rank: Private

Lathrop, Thomas. RootsWeb. Ancestry. Web.
During World War I he served in the National Guard.

John Elijah Comfort 1837–1901

First Cousin Five Times Removed

John Elijah Comfort was born on Oct. 6, 1837 in Manchester, Missouri. John married Lucy Ann Randall on May 23, 1867. John passed away on May 29, 1901 in New York, New York at age 63.

Branch: USA Unit: 60th Regiment, New York Infantry Rank: Assistant Surgeon
United States. National Park Service. The Civil War. Web.

White, James T. The National Cyclopædia of American Biography. Vol. XVIII. New York, 1922. 184. Web.
COMFORT, John Elijah, physician and surgeon, was born in Manchester, Mo., Oct. 6, 1837, son of Silas and Electa (Smith) Comfort. His father was a Methodist Episcopal clergyman. He was graduated at Albany (N. Y.) Medical College in 1864 with the degree M.D. and immediately enlisted in the Federal services for the civil war, joining the 60th regiment, New York volunteer infantry, as assistant surgeon. He sailed for Savannah, Ga., with his regiment, joining Sherman’s army at the completion of the campaign in Georgia, and going northward with that army to Richmond and Washington. At the close of the war he was honorably discharged and began the practice of his profession at Sandy Hill, now Hudson Falls, N. Y. Three years later he removed to the old village of Morrisania, N. Y., now a part of the Bronx borough, New York city, and there practiced with marked success throughout the remainder of his life. When Morrisania was annexed to New York in 1874, he was appointed a sanitary inspector of the board of health, a post he retained for thirteen years, until the growth of his practice claimed his entire time. He numbered among his patients many of the oldest and wealthiest families of the Bronx borough, yet he always found time for innumerable charity cases. He was a vestryman and senior warden in the Protestant Episcopal church. Dr. Comfort was married May 23, 1867, to Lucy A., daughter of Samuel S. Randall (q. v.) of New York city, and left one son: Randall Comfort (below). He died in New York city, N. Y., May 29, 1901.

William Comfort

First Cousin Eight Times Removed

William Comfort married Elizabeth Maul.

DAR #A024720 Service: New York Rank: Private

Robert Elliott Comfort 1829–1904

Second Cousin Five Times Removed

Robert Elliott Comfort was born on Jul. 31, 1829 in New York. Robert married Lucinda Henry. He passed away on Aug. 4, 1904 at age 75. He was buried in the Ashland Cemetery in Wellsburg, New York.

Branch: USA Unit: 171st Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry Rank: Private
United States. National Park Service. The Civil War. Web.

Edmund Comfort 1836–1902

Second Cousin Five Times Removed

Edmund Comfort was born in 1836 in Southport, New York. Edmund passed away on Jan. 15, 1902 in Southport. He was buried in New York.

Branch: USA Unit: 147th Regiment, New York Infantry Rank: Private
United States. National Park Service. The Civil War. Web.

Samuel Comfort 1760–1802

Second Cousin Seven Times Removed

Samuel Comfort was born in 1760 in New York. Samuel married Anna Maria Youngblood. He passed away on Sep. 25, 1802 in New York. He was buried in Montgomery, New York.

DAR #A024719 Service: New York Rank: Private

Mellor Comfort Garlick 1916–2003


Mellor Comfort Garlick was born on Dec. 18, 1916 in Arvada, Colorado. Mellor married on Jul. 3, 1942. He passed away on Jun. 24, 2003, at home in Copperas Cove, Texas at age 86. He was buried in Austin, Texas.

Branch: USA Rank: Sergeant

"Sergeant Has Preference For Old Weapons." The Armored Sentinel 10 June 1960: 14. The Portal to Texas History. University of North Texas. Web.
SFC Mellor C. Garlick has a preference for the kind of weapons not seen much around these parts anymore – arrowheads, tomohawks and knives. He has more than 6,000 such items, gathered over a period of 30 years. He began when he was eight years old. Sergeant Garlick, a member of Company B, 35th Armor, 2d Armored Division, has done most of his collecting in California, Virginia, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada. Among his artifacts are camp tools – like scrapers and knives – that are thousands of years old. He has dot-points believed to have been used before the bow and arrow came into existence, some 6 to 10,000 years ago. They're spear-like objects, ranging from two to six inches in length, that were launched from a throwing stick. In 1955, when Sergeant Garlick was stationed at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., he helped Arizona Museum researchers excavate in the desert near Herford, Ariz. He worked after duty hours for about three months. The mammals the group uncovered included mammoths, bison, camels and horses 15 to 20,000 years old.

Temple Daily Telegram. 25 June 2003. Web.
Mellor "Mel" C. Garlick, 86, of Copperas Cove died Tuesday, June 24, at his residence.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Sheppard Funeral Home in Copperas Cove with Dr. Rodney B. Kruse officiating. Burial will be in Bellwood Crematory.
He was born in Arvada, Colo., to Henry Mellor and Nellie Comfort Garlick. He served in the U.S. Army. He married Maxine Sparks on July 3, 1942. He was a Methodist.
Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Donna Mollenkamp of Macksville, Kan.; a son, David Garlick of Pflugerville; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Scott and White Hospice, 2401 S. 31st St., Temple, 76508. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

George Garlick 1911–2005

Second Cousin Twice Removed

George Garlick was born on Jul. 19, 1911 in Washington. George married Lois in 1972. He passed away on May 2, 2005 in Bellingham, Washington at age 93.

Branch: Rank: Private

"Biographical Note." Center for Pacific Northwest Studies. Western Washington University. Web.
George Garlick was born at West Mountain View, near Ferndale, Washington to Edsil and Mary Garlick. He later attended the University of Washington and obtained a degree in Fisheries there. George was later drafted during World War II and sent to England in a hospital unit and then to France and Germany. After the war he came back to Ferndale and worked for Western Washington University as a science technician in the Biology department until his retirement.

Gerardo Joseph Lombardi

Paternal Grandfather

Gerardo Joseph Lombardi, with his parents and three older siblings, left Naples, Campania, Italy aboard the Madonna. They arrived at Ellis Island on Dec. 19, 1920. He was baptized on May 11, 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts. He married at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church.

Branch: USNR Rank: LTJG

Lombardi, Gate of Heaven Cemetery. 2016.

American Society for Quality Control. Industrial Quality Control 13.8 (1957): 35. Web.
The Community College of the University of New Mexico, in cooperation with the section, is offering the second semester of statistical quality control. This advanced course will cover such subjects as: frequency distributions including normal, Poisson, and hypergeometric; acceptance sampling by attributes and variables; tests of significance and variance; regression analysis; correlation; and analysis of variance. The course will be taught by J. M. Wiesen and G. J. Lombardi, both of Sandia Corp.

Colorado. Deaths. 2002. Web.
01 Name: Gerardo J. Lombardi
02 Sex: Male
03 Death Date: February 7
05 Age: 81
06 Birth Date: Aug 10, 1920
07 Birth Place: San Donato, Italy
08 US Armed Forces: Yes
09 Death Place: Avista Hospital, Louisville, Boulder County
10 Occupation: Quality Control Engineer
11 Marital Status: Married
12 Spouse: Pauline Scholz
17 Father: Orazio Lombardi
18 Mother: Ludovica Cervi
19 Informant: Wife
20 Disposition: Gate of Heaven, Abuquerque, N.M.
23 Death Time: 5:10 AM
34 Cause A: Respiratory & Cardiac Arrest
34 Cause B: Hypoxia
34 Cause C: Chronic Aspiration Pneumonia
35 Autopsy: No

"Honorable Discharge from the U. S. Naval Reserve." Letter to LTJG G J Lombardi at Sandia Base. 15 July 1954. Web.
Therefore, by direction of the President, the Secretary of the Navy has approved your discharge from the U. S. Naval Reserve, under honorable conditions, to be effective 15 October 1954 without further orders or notification.

Lombardi, Gerardo J. The Sequential Selection of Judges for Organoleptic Testing. Thesis. Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Blacksburg, 1951. Web.
Gerardo J. Lombardi was born August 10, 1920, in St. Donato, Italy. His parents emigrated from Italy to the United States in November of the same year, and settled in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduation from the Huntington Preparatory School, Boston, in 1940, he attended the University of Notre Dame, receiving the B. S. degree in Chemical Engineering in 1943. Upon leaving college, he entered the U. S. Navy as a line officer, and served as executive officer of a landing ship operating on the Pacific waters. In 1946, he was discharged from the Navy and accepted a position with the engineering department of the Stauffer Chemical Company, Chauncey, New York. He left their employ in 1949 and became a candidate for the degree M. S. in Chemical Engineering at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, completing the requirements in December, 1950. At that time he became a candidate for the degree M. S. in Statistics. Mr. Lombardi is married and has one child.

Princeton U, 1944. Web.
United States Naval Training School
This is to Certify that Ensign G. J. Lombardi has successfully completed the course of instruction at the Naval Training School at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey.
Date: 21 October 1944

U of Notre Dame du Lac, 1943. Web.
Vita Dulcedo Spes
The President and Faculty of the University of Notre Dame du Lac
to all to whom these present letters may come, Greeting:
Through the authority in us vested by the State we make known and attest that Gerardo Joseph Lombardi has so well merited as to be proclaimed publicly and solemnly Bachelor of Science in Chemical Enginering
In Testimony Whereof we subscribe our names and affix the seal of the University this twenty-ninth day of October MCMXLIII

Year Name & Age Occupation Ship F M
1920 Gerardo Lombardo Madonna