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OBITUARY: Elizabeth Leona (Reid) Meacham

OBITUARY: Elizabeth Leona (Reid) Meacham

Elizabeth was my great-great grandmother.

DOB: 20 July 1867

DOD: 6 Feb. 1952

As I have collected stuff relating to genealogy and my family over the past 40 years, I have seen Grandma Meacham’s maiden name spelled as REID, READ, and REED. For this post, I have stuck with the printed version in her obituary.

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Posted by on February 6, 2017 in 1867, 1887, 1939, 1952

 

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1932 Kane Directory

One of the neatest things I discovered a few years back in the Kane, PA library was a series of city directories. At the time I was exploring my wife’s ancestors with the last names of BURROWS, CLARK, DIPPO, HOKE, and HOUSLER. Here are my notes on people with those last names that I discovered in the 1932 Kane Directory.

Many of the business references (emp Pl G Co) means that person worked at that business but I do NOT know what most of those abbreviations stand for.  (The example here is Plate Glass Co., but that’s all I know for these.)

“h” = home at …          “bds” = has a bed at …

Information appears in this order:

page #, last name, first name, (wife) occupation, address 

  67-Clark, Chas L (Utica) lab, h642 Dawson

  67-Clark, Chas S (Ella), emp, Am Wind Glass Co, h115 Clay

  67-Clark, Earl, sprayer, Holgate Co., bds642 Dawson

  67-Clark, Fred L. (Mabel) salesman Miles-Kane Co, h108 Hemlock Ave.

  67-Clark, Frederick S, pharmacist, bds115 Clay

  67-Clark, Merle (Florence) leaseman, h237 Haines

  67-Clark, Thornton M. (Annie) gauger Nat’l Trans Co., h201 Birch

 There were no entries for Burrows, Dippo, Hoke, or Housler.
 
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Posted by on December 30, 2016 in 1932, Uncategorized

 

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1928 Kane Directory

One of the neatest things I discovered a few years back in the Kane, PA library was a series of city directories. At the time I was exploring my wife’s ancestors with the last names of BURROWS, CLARK, DIPPO, HOKE, and HOUSLER. Here are my notes on people with those last names that I discovered in the 1928 Kane Directory.

Many of the business references (emp Pl G Co) means that person worked at that business but I do NOT know what most of those abbreviations stand for.  (The example here is Plate Glass Co., but that’s all I know for these.)

“h” = home at …          “bds” = has a bed at …

Information appears in this order:

page #, last name, first name, (wife) occupation, address 

  75-Clark, Chas L (Utica) lease tender, h642 Dawson

  75-Clark, Chas S (Ella S.), cutting foreman, AmWGCo, h115 Clay

  75-Clark, Earl, mach opr Holgate Co., bds642 Dawson

  75-Clark, Fred L. (Mabel) salesman Miles-Kane, h223 Biddle

  75-Clark, Merl (Florence) lad ler Int W G Co, h642 Dawson

  75-Clark, Thornton N. (Annie) gauger Nat’l Tr Co., rms 333 Chase

There were sections for outlying towns that included some of the family names I was researching as well:

        [Hazel Hurst Directory]

234-Dippo, Edw (Grace) retired

234-Dippo, Jr., Edw, emp bottle co.

234-Dippo, Emon, emp bottle co.

234-Dippo, John (Martha) emp bottle co.

234-Housler, Bert, emp bottle co.

234-Housler, Chas (Clara) retired

There were no entries for Burrows or Hoke.
 
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Posted by on December 29, 2016 in 1928, Uncategorized

 

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1914-1915 Kane Directory

One of the neatest things I discovered a few years back in the Kane, PA library was a series of city directories. At the time I was exploring my wife’s ancestors with the last names of BURROWS, CLARK, DIPPO, HOKE, and HOUSLER. Here are my notes on people with those last names that I discovered in the 1914-1915 Kane Directory. Information appears in this order:

page #, last name, first name, occupation, address

26, Clark, Chas, painter, Holgate Co., bds 320 Tionesta

26, Clark, Chester, emp PRR, bds 320 Tionesta

26, Clark, Clyde (Mabel), glassworker, h135 Moffit

26, Clark, Frank, emp Am W G Co.,  bds 320 Tionesta

(Am W G Co. = American Window Glass Company)

There were no entries for Burrows, Dippo, Hoke, or Housler.

Interested in other years already posted?

I’ll be adding more directory years over the upcoming days and weeks.

 
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Posted by on December 23, 2016 in 1914, 1915, Uncategorized

 

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1912 Kane Directory

One of the neatest things I discovered a few years back in the Kane, PA library was a series of city directories. At the time I was exploring my wife’s ancestors with the last names of BURROWS, CLARK, DIPPO, HOKE, and HOUSLER. Here are my notes on people with those last names that I discovered in the 1912 Kane Directory. Information appears in this order:

page #, last name, first name, (wife), occupation, house #, street

p. 23, Clark, Celia, waitress, New Thompson (a hotel).

p. 24, Clark, Clyde, (Mabel), lehrtender, h135, Moffit.

p. 24, Clark, George, lab, h326, Birch.

p. 24, Clark, Wm H., (Elizabeth), driller, h318, Kearney.

There were no entries for Burrows, Dippo, Hoke, or Housler.

 

 

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2016 in 1912, Uncategorized

 

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1908 Kane Directory

One of the neatest things I discovered a few years back in the Kane, PA library was a series of city directories. At the time I was exploring my wife’s ancestors with the last names of BURROWS, CLARK, DIPPO, HOKE, and HOUSLER. Here are my notes on people with those last names that I discovered in the 1908 Kane Directory. Information appears in this order:

page #, last name, first name, (wife’s name), occupation, house #, street address.

p. 16, Burrows, Lester P., (Grace M), salesman, h93, Clay.

p. 22, Clark, Clyde W., (Annabel), lehrtender, h131½, Moffit Av.

p. 22, Clark, Horace B., (Margaret), glassworker, h315, Kinzua.

p. 22, Clark, Thos., (Mary), bottleblower, h612, Dawson.

p. 22, Clark, Wm H., (Elizabeth), driller, h318, Kearney.

There were no entries for Dippo, Hoke, or Housler.

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2016 in 1908, Uncategorized

 

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Bugler Bailey

GRAVESTONE: Lewis H. Bailey

Lewis H. Bailey’s gravestone is toward the northeastern corner of the Myrtle Cemetery in the little village of Myrtle (McKean County, PA) not far away from the town of Shinglehouse, PA on PA-Route 44.

TEXT on the stone says:

BUGLER

Lewis H. Bailey

Co. L

15 N.Y. Cavalry

From family sources I gathered at the time of the American Bicentennial, I have also learned a few more facts:

DOD: 28 Feb 1914, Brocton (Chautauqua County) NY

WIFE: Anna Louise Rathborne (born: in Ode Castle, Sweden),  (died: 19 Jun 1906, Brocton (Chautauqua County) NY), (buried beside Lewis in Myrtle Cemetery)

Lewis was father of Luella Consuella Bailey White (1864-1952) who would give birth to Clara May White Mix (1888-1965) (my great-grandmother).

His gravestone identifies his Civil War involvement. He was a bugler in the 15 N.Y. Cavalry, Co. L. with a rank of Private.

In the 1880 U.S. Federal Census, Lewis is identified as living in District 111 of Sharon Township in Potter County in Pennsylvania. Here are the pertinent facts listed in that census:

BALEY, Lewis. White. Male. age 43. born about 1837. He is the head of his house. Married to: BALEY, Anna. Lewis was born in New York state. His father was born in New Jersey. His mother was born in Connecticut.

Later, I discovered the 1890 Civil War Census listed him as “Louis H. Bailey” who served as a “musician.” Apparently he enlisted in the Union Army twice. First he enlisted in Co. D. 9th NY Cav. in Oct. 1861 and was discharged 9 Apr. 1862. His second enlistment began on 22 Dec. 1863 and he was assigned to the military unit identified on his gravestone. He is listed as being discharged on 9 Aug. 1865.

Many of my notes from the time I was in high school are simple records of what I learned from my grandparents and great-grandparents, so I have no citations listed. Lewis’s parents are two of those unnoted bits of information: Lewis’s father supposedly was named Barvillai B. Bailey, probably born in 1833. Mother was Mary Jane Bailey, born 1845 and died 1902. I have no maiden name for her.

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2016 in 1833, 1845, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1880, 1888, 1890, 1902, 1906, 1914, 1952, 1965

 

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