Maria Metcalf1

F, #28563, b. 21 April 1821, d. 16 October 1895

Family: Charles Sabin b. 30 Aug 1820, d. 1 Dec 1894

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BirthApr 21, 1821Providence, Providence Co., RI, USA1
MarriageAug 11, 1842Providence, Providence Co., RI, USA1
DeathOct 16, 1895Providence, Providence Co., RI, USA1

Citations

  1. [S543] Gordon Alan Morris and Prittie Thomas J. & Dixie, Descendants of William Sabin of Rehoboth Massachusetts, p. 330-1.

Charles Sabin1

M, #28564, b. 30 August 1820, d. 1 December 1894

Family: Maria Metcalf b. 21 Apr 1821, d. 16 Oct 1895

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BirthAug 30, 1820Providence, Providence Co., RI, USA1
MarriageAug 11, 1842Providence, Providence Co., RI, USA1
DeathDec 1, 1894Providence, Providence Co., RI, USA1

Citations

  1. [S543] Gordon Alan Morris and Prittie Thomas J. & Dixie, Descendants of William Sabin of Rehoboth Massachusetts, p. 330-1.

Lucy M. Sabin1

F, #28565

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Birth

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  1. [S543] Gordon Alan Morris and Prittie Thomas J. & Dixie, Descendants of William Sabin of Rehoboth Massachusetts, p. 330-1.

Caleb Chase Houghton1,2

M, #28566, b. 9 August 1814, d. before 1886

Family: Adeline P. Rawsom b. c 1820

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BirthAug 9, 1814Surry, NH, USA, age 36 in 1850 census; age 45 in 1860 census; age 54 in 1870 census; age 70, MA, in 1880 census; MLM: Surry, NH4,5
Origin1837Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, USA6
Marriagecirca Dec 27, 1837Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, USA7,3
NewspaperDec 27, 1837Columbian Centenial: marriage8
1850 Census1850Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, USA, age 36, a pianoforte maker, property $2000; also Roxanna Allen, 19, ME5
1860 Census1860Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, USA, age 45, piano forte maker9
1870 Census1870Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, USA, age 54, works on pianos, property $12,000-$50010,11
1880 Census1880Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, USA, age 70, a retired merchant12
Deathbefore 1886

Citations

  1. [S96] NEHGR, 28 [1874]:193.
  2. [S814] Marshall L. McClanahan, Houghton, John & Beatrix - MLM;, M, p. 93 #3148, 139 #3188.
  3. [S814] Marshall L. McClanahan, Houghton, John & Beatrix - MLM;, M, p. 93.
  4. [S814] Marshall L. McClanahan, Houghton, John & Beatrix - MLM;, M, p. 93, 139.
  5. [S1226] 1850 U.S. Federal Census , Boston Ward 11, Suffolk, Massachusetts; Roll: M432_338; Page: 178; line 12, dwl 94-9.
  6. [S96] NEHGR, 28 [1874]: 193.
  7. [S617] MA Centinel Marriage Index 2, p. 1892.
  8. [S616] MA Centinel Marriage Index 4,.
  9. [S1227] 1860 U.S. Federal Census , Boston, Ward 11, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts; Microfilm: M653; Page: 77, line 35, dwl 433-501.
  10. [S235] U.S. Census, 1870 Soundex, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, Reel 647, Sh. 77, Ln. 24, dwl 793-1104.
  11. [S1228] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , Boston Ward 11, Suffolk, Massachusetts; roll: M593_647; Page: 77A; Image: 159; Family History Library Film: 552146; line 24, dwl 792-1104.
  12. [S1229] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; Roll: T9_558; Family History Film: 1254558; Page: 176A; Enumeration District: 721; sheet 14, line 19, dwl 191-98-99.
  13. [S96] NEHGR, Vol. 28, 1874, p. 193.

Adeline Francis Houghton1,2

F, #28567, b. January 1840, d. 31 January 1880

Family: Josiah Ellery Daniell b. 21 Aug 1831

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BirthJan, 1840Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, USA, age 10 in 1850 census5,4
MarriageOct 18, 1859w/21,5
DeathJan 31, 1880Newton, MA, USA5
ResearchProblem: names and dates of dd, daughter, and her husband

Citations

  1. [S96] NEHGR, 28 [1874]: 193.
  2. [S814] Marshall L. McClanahan, Houghton, John & Beatrix - MLM;, M, p. 139 #5336.
  3. [S96] NEHGR, Vol. 28, 1874, p. 193.
  4. [S1226] 1850 U.S. Federal Census , Boston Ward 11, Suffolk, Massachusetts; Roll: M432_338; Page: 178; line 12, dwl 94-9.
  5. [S814] Marshall L. McClanahan, Houghton, John & Beatrix - MLM;, M, p. 139.

Josiah Ellery Daniell1

M, #28568, b. 21 August 1831

Family: Adeline Francis Houghton b. Jan 1840, d. 31 Jan 1880

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BirthAug 21, 1831Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, USA2,3
MarriageJul 17, 1855m. 1st Frances Wilkonson, d. 1858; MLM: m. Frances Duroy Wilkins of Boston, who died Feb. 18, 18553,2
Biographym. 1st Frances Wilkonson, d. 1858
Origincirca 1859Newton, MA, USA2
MarriageOct 18, 1859w/22,3

Citations

  1. [S96] NEHGR, Vol. 28, 1874, p. 193.
  2. [S96] NEHGR, 28 [1874]: 193.
  3. [S814] Marshall L. McClanahan, Houghton, John & Beatrix - MLM;, M, p. 139.

Ann Eliza Daniell1,2

F, #28569, b. 9 July 1861

Family: Josiah E. Daniel

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BirthJul 9, 18611,2
MarriageJan 31, 18802

Citations

  1. [S96] NEHGR, 28 [1874]: 193.
  2. [S814] Marshall L. McClanahan, Houghton, John & Beatrix - MLM;, M, p. 139.
  3. [S96] NEHGR, Vol. 28, 1874, p. 193.

Edith Lucile Messenger1

F, #28571, b. 22 April 1920, d. 27 February 2008

Family: Leonard Hulburt Houghton b. 18 Nov 1918, d. 28 Apr 2003

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BirthApr 22, 1920Roxbury, KS, USA1
MarriageJun 10, 1948Roxbury, KS, USA, Messenger Desc.: 10 Jan1,2
1950 US Census1950Bonaville, KS, USA, age 31, farmer
Note1992Tornado damage at Leonard and Edie Houghton's farm3
Author1994Lindsborg, KS, USA, THE 125TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH, LINDSBORG, KANSAS 1869-1994, Compiled and Written by Edith Messenger Houghton.4

DeathFeb 27, 2008Salina, KS, USA5
ObituaryFeb 29, 2008Edith Lucile Houghton

Published: Friday, February 29, 2008

SALINA - Edith Lucile Houghton, 87, of Salina, formerly of Lindsborg, died Feb. 27, 2008.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her son, Carrol Houghton and wife, Ruth, of Roxbury; her daughter, Kathy Ahlenius and husband, George, of Elmhurst, Ill; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Houghton; her parents; two brothers and one sister.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Christians Funeral Home, Lindsborg.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Bethany Lutheran Church, Lindsborg. A graveside service will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Valley View Cemetery in Roxbury.

Memorials are suggested to the church or Bethany College, Lindsborg, both in care of Christians Funeral Home.

Edith Houghton
Edith Lucile Houghton, 87, Salina, formerly of Lindsborg, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008. She was born Edith Messenger on April 22, 1920, in Roxbury. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Houghton, in 2003; her parents; two brothers; and one sister. Survivors include son, Carrol (Ruth) Houghton of Roxbury; daughter, Kathy (George) Ahlenius of Elmhurst, Illinois; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Bethany Lutheran Church, Lindsborg. Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. in Valley View Cemetery, Roxbury. Memorials to the church or Bethany College. Visitation from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Christians Funeral Home, Lindsborg.5
BurialMar 3, 2008Valley View Cemetery, Roxbury, KS, USA6
ParentsDRobert Morris Messenger and Ada Burch

Citations

  1. [S545] Anne Farrell (Higgins Wood Messenger Descendants I, p. 186.
  2. [S415] E-mail from Kathy Lucille Houghton Ahlenius, May 2, 2004.
  3. [S1247] Edith Messenger Houghton, 125th Anniversary of the Bethany Lutheran Church.
  4. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , http://catalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?v1=1&ti=1,1&SAB1=houghton.
  5. [S93] Newspaper Obituary, http://mcphersonsentinel.com/articles/2008/02/29/obituaries/…
  6. [S93] Newspaper Obituary, http://www.salina.com/rdobituaries/Story/Houghton022908

Carrol Leonard Houghton1

M, #28572, b. 25 December 1949

Family: Ruth (?)

  • Marriage*: Carrol Leonard Houghton married Ruth (?)2

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BirthDec 25, 1949Salina, KS, USA1
Marriage2
Residence2008Roxbury, KS, USA2

Citations

  1. [S545] Anne Farrell (Higgins Wood Messenger Descendants I, p. 186.
  2. [S93] Newspaper Obituary, http://www.salina.com/rdobituaries/Story/Houghton022908

Kathy Lucile Houghton1

F, #28573, b. 14 November 1952

Family: George Ahlenius

Biography

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BirthNov 14, 19521
MarriageDec 24, 1973Bethany Lutheran Church, Lindsborg, KS, USA2
AddressMay 2, 2004
Residence2008Elmhurst, IL, USA4
Contributn2

Citations

  1. [S545] Anne Farrell (Higgins Wood Messenger Descendants I, p. 186.
  2. [S1247] Edith Messenger Houghton, 125th Anniversary of the Bethany Lutheran Church.
  3. [S415] E-mail from Kathy Lucille Houghton Ahlenius, May 2, 2004.
  4. [S93] Newspaper Obituary, http://www.salina.com/rdobituaries/Story/Houghton022908

Mary Appleton Tilden1

F, #28574, b. 22 July 1815, d. 12 September 1885

Family: George Augustus Houghton b. 3 Sep 1809, d. 30 Aug 1867

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BirthJul 22, 1815Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, USA, age 35 in 1850 census; age 45 in 1860 census; age 55 in 1870 census; age 64 in 1880 census1,2
MarriageSep 30, 1843St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO, USA1,3,2
1850 Census1850Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, USA, age 40, a clerk; also Catherine Callen, 24, Ireland, and Mary Dunn, 18, Ireland4
1860 Census1860Dorchester, Norfolk Co., MA, USA, age 50, gentleman5
AdministrSep 24, 1867Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, Mary A. Houghton of Cambridge, Admx. Estate valued at $1145. (Probate #34638 Administration)6,7
1870 Census1870Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, age 55, a housekeeper, property $50008
DeathSep 12, 1885Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, a. 70 y. 1m. 2 d.1
BurialMt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, USA1
ParentsDBryant Parrot Tilden (1781 - 1851) & Zebiah Cravath Brown Tilden (1783 - 1842)

Citations

  1. [S546] John William Linzie, The History of Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles of Roxbury, Massachusetts, p. 89.
  2. [S1261] Watertown MA, Watertown Gen and Records.
  3. [S961] Edward F. Mochel, St. Louis MO Marriages Index I, p. 382.
  4. [S1226] 1850 U.S. Federal Census , Boston Ward 11, Suffolk, Massachusetts; Roll: M432_338; Page: 204; line 14, dwl 63-14.
  5. [S1227] 1860 U.S. Federal Census , Dorchester, Norfolk, Massachusetts; Roll: M653_516; Page: 324; line 22, dwl 2308-2576.
  6. [S409] Probate Records , Middlesex Co., MA, Case 34638, FHC #0481283.
  7. [S852] Samuel H. Folsom and William E. Rogers, Middlesex MA Probate Index, p. 249.
  8. [S1228] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, Reel 624, p. 707, line 8, dwl 144-150.

Catharine Isabella Houghton1

F, #28575, b. 3 November 1844, d. 30 October 1867

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BirthNov 3, 1844St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO, USA, age 6, MA in 1850 census; age 15, MO, in 1850 census2,4
ResidenceSep, 1867Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, USA1
DeathOct 30, 1867Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, a. 22 y. 11 m. 25 d.2
BurialMount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, USA

Citations

  1. [S409] Probate Records , Middlesex Co., MA, Case 34638, FHC #0481283.
  2. [S546] John William Linzie, The History of Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles of Roxbury, Massachusetts, p. 89.
  3. [S1226] 1850 U.S. Federal Census , Boston Ward 11, Suffolk, Massachusetts; Roll: M432_338; Page: 204; line 14, dwl 63-14.
  4. [S1261] Watertown MA, Watertown Gen and Records.

Alice Campbell Houghton1,2

F, #28576, b. 22 July 1847, d. 18 March 1895

Family: Rev. Loring Everett Beckwith b. 12 Feb 1845

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BirthJul 22, 1847Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, USA, age 3 in 1850 census; age 13 in 1860 census; age 23 in 1870 census; age 32 in 1880 census1,3,2
ResidenceSep, 1867Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, USA4
1870 Census1870Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, age 55, a housekeeper, property $50005
MarriageApr 28, 1871Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, USA1
1880 Census1880Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, age 35, a lecturer6
DeathMar 18, 1895Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, USA, unclear if his or her's1

Citations

  1. [S546] John William Linzie, The History of Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles of Roxbury, Massachusetts, p. 89.
  2. [S1226] 1850 U.S. Federal Census , Boston Ward 11, Suffolk, Massachusetts; Roll: M432_338; Page: 204; line 14, dwl 63-14.
  3. [S1261] Watertown MA, Watertown Gen and Records.
  4. [S409] Probate Records , Middlesex Co., MA, Case 34638, FHC #0481283.
  5. [S1228] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, Reel 624, p. 707, line 8, dwl 144-150.
  6. [S1229] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T9_543; Family History Film: 1254543; Page: 243D; Enumeration District: 428; sheet 16, line 22, dwl 353-136-141.

Rev. Loring Everett Beckwith

M, #28577, b. 12 February 1845

Family: Alice Campbell Houghton b. 22 Jul 1847, d. 18 Mar 1895

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BirthFeb 12, 1845Eden, Mt. Desert, ME, USA, age 35 in 1880 census
MarriageApr 28, 1871Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, USA1
1880 Census1880Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, age 35, a lecturer2
ParentsSGeorge and Tamesin Beckwith of Halifax NS and Cambridge MA

Citations

  1. [S546] John William Linzie, The History of Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles of Roxbury, Massachusetts, p. 89.
  2. [S1229] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T9_543; Family History Film: 1254543; Page: 243D; Enumeration District: 428; sheet 16, line 22, dwl 353-136-141.

Theodora Mary Tilden Beckwith

F, #28578, b. 21 April 1880

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BirthApr 21, 1880Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, USA1

Citations

  1. [S546] John William Linzie, The History of Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles of Roxbury, Massachusetts, p. 89.

Sarah Storrow Gannett1

F, #28579, b. 10 October 1869

Family: Herbert Allen Houghton b. 8 Sep 1869, d. 2 Jul 1906

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BirthOct 10, 1869St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO, USA, age 34 in 1910 census; age 41 in 1920 census (c 1879); age 49 in 1930 census; age 69 in 1940 census1,2
1880 Census1880Malden, MA, USA
Occupationbetween 1899 and 1900Harvard University, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, Principles of Design Dept., Summer School, supervisor of drawing in Hudson & Stow, MA
MarriageJun 27, 1900Wellesley, MA, USA1
1910 Census1910Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, age 34, widow, artist3
1920 Census1920Ipswich, Essex Co., MA, USA, age 41, artist4
1930 Census1930Gloucester, Essex Co., MA, USA, age 49, a lodger, widow, a public school teacher5
Residence1935Gloucester, MA, USA
1940 Census1940White, St. Lucie Co., FL, USA, age 69, widowd6
ResearchWho Was Who in American Art. Compiled from the original thirty-four volumes of American Art Annual: Who's Who in Art, Biographies of American Artists Active from 1898-1947. Edited by Peter Hastings Falk. Madison, CT: Sound View Press, 1985. (WhAmArt 1)
Who Was Who in American Art. 400 years of artists in America. Second edition. Three volumes. Edited by Peter Hastings Falk. Madison, CT: Sound View Press, 1999. (WhAmArt 2)7
ParentsDWyllys Gannett and Abigail Mathilda Smith; father born in MO, mother born in MA

Citations

  1. [S546] John William Linzie, The History of Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles of Roxbury, Massachusetts, p. 118.
  2. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, Ipswich, Essex Co., MA, Box 129, Vol. 26, E.D. 87, Sh. 3, Ln. 82.
  3. [S1231] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts; Roll: T624_628; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 1767;
    line 13, dwl 23-27.
  4. [S1232] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts; Roll T625_691; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 87; line 82, dwl 63-73.
  5. [S1233] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts; Roll: T626_896; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 43; line 17, dwl 79-28-37.
  6. [S1479] 1940 U.S. Federal Census , White, St Lucie, Florida; Roll: T627_616; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 56-13; line 70, dwl 53.
  7. [S882] Ancestry.Com, online www.ancestry.com, Biography and Genealogy Master Index (BGMI): Houghton Surname.

Herbert Gannet Tilden Houghton1

M, #28580, b. 29 July 1901, d. 2 September 1959

Family 1: Bertha Pott b. c 1901

Family 2: Thyra Gorud b. c 1897

  • Marriage*: Herbert Gannet Tilden Houghton married Thyra Gorud on Mar 3, 1941 at FL, USA.

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BirthJul 29, 1901Hopedale, MA, USA, age 8 in 1910 census; age 18 in 1920 census; age 28 in 1930 census; age 39 in 1940 census1
Mil. Serv.between 1921 and 1923US Army, 1921-1921, Comp M, 36th Reg, US Inf; 1921-1922, 13th f Co., Coast M. Corp; 1922-1924, US Navy, Seaman, 2nd lal, on the Wright & Relief
PensionInxJan 26, 1924MA, USA, as invalid
MarriageMay 6, 1926Monroe, MI, USA
Residence1935Gloucester, MA, USA
1940 Census1940White, St. Lucie Co., FL, USA, age 69, widowd2
Mil. DraftFeb 15, 1941Fort Pierce, St. Lucie Co., FL, USA, age 39
MarriageMar 3, 1941FL, USA
1950 US Census1950St. Lucie Co., FL, USA, age 48, no occup
DeathSep 2, 1959St. Lucie Co., FL, USA
ObituarySep 3, 1959Port Pierce, FL, USA, Houghton Rites Fridav
J
Rites for Herbert G. Houghton, veteran fisherman and magazine writer who died Wednesday ¿fter a long illness, will be held at the Baird Funeral Chapel at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow, with the Rev. Fayette Hall of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Filierest cemetery.
Houghton, who lived at the west end of the North Beach causeway, was 58 and a World War 1 veteran. He had been a commercial fisherman in his native New England and on the Pacific Coast before coming to Fon Pierce in 1932 After retiring some years ago he wrote articles and stories for sports magazines.
He is survived by his wife Thyri and a brother. Gerard, of Hopedale, Mass. Palbearers will be Ole Simonsen. Frank Blanchard. Fred Seauer, Buck White and Lu'her Bass.
BurialHillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce, St. Lucie Co., FL, USA

Citations

  1. [S546] John William Linzie, The History of Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles of Roxbury, Massachusetts, p. 118.
  2. [S1479] 1940 U.S. Federal Census , White, St Lucie, Florida; Roll: T627_616; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 56-13; line 70, dwl 53.

Gerard Miller Houghton1,2

M, #28581, b. 24 July 1903, d. November 1973

Family: Marian Louise Bennett b. 22 Oct 1912, d. 28 Aug 1991

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BirthJul 24, 1903Allentown, PA, USA, age 6 in 1910 census; age 16, PA, in 1920 census; age 26 in 1930 census; age 36, PA, in 1940 census1,3
Graduationwith 4 years of college
1930 Census1930Portland, Cumberland Co., ME, USA, age 26, a roomer, a telephone engineer4
Marriage2
Residence1935Portland, ME, USA
1940 Census1940Bangor, Penobscot Co., ME, USA, age 36, telephone company telephone engineer5
SSNME, USA, 004-01-9380
Residence1959Wayland, MA, USA6
Last LocJaffrey, Cheshire Co., NH, USA, Zip 034527
DeathNov, 1973Jaffrey, Cheshire Co., NH, USA7
BurialConant Cemetery, Jaffrey, Cheshire Co., NH, USA
Research
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Citations

  1. [S546] John William Linzie, The History of Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles of Roxbury, Massachusetts, p. 118.
  2. [S935] Who's Who, 1958, p. 1560.
  3. [S235] U.S. Census, 1920 Soundex, Ipswich, Essex Co., MA, Box 129, Vol. 26, E.D. 87, Sh. 3, Ln. 82.
  4. [S1233] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , Portland, Cumberland, Maine; Roll: 831; Enumeration District: 50; sheet 10B; line 55, dwl 70-80.
  5. [S1479] 1940 U.S. Federal Census , Bangor, Penobscot, Maine; Roll: T627_1486; Page: 61A; Enumeration District: 10-12; line 15, dwl 43.
  6. [S95] Newspaper, NY Times Archives: March 15, 1959.
  7. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , Rootsweb.Com, Houghton Surname, Social Security Death Index for Dec. 2001.
  8. [S1076] Rootsweb.Com, online www.rootsweb.com, fttp://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~tingley/sel46.htm, July 29, 2002.
  9. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/obituaries; Houghton Surname.

Jesse Metcalf1

M, #28582, b. 4 March 1827, d. 20 December 1899

Family: Helen Adelia Rowe b. 17 Jul 1830, d. 1 Mar 1895

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BirthMar 4, 1827Providence, RI, USA2
MarriageNov 22, 18521,3
DeathDec 20, 1899Providence, RI, USA1,2
BurialSwan Point Cemetery, Providence, RI, USA3
BiographyBeth Hurd: "He received all his educational training in Providence, attending Mr. Baker's Second District School on Meeting street, and later the private schools of Thomas C. Hartshorn and Joseph S. Pitman. Choosing to follow a mercantile career, he entered the employ of Truman Beckwith, with whom he remained until 1851, in which year he went to Augusta, Georgia, with Stephen T. Olney, as a cotton buyer. He followed that business with great success until the panic of 1857 began to make itself felt, and then returned to Providence, where with Mr. Olney he began the purchase of wool. In 1858 they commenced stocking the Glendale Mill, then operated by Lyman Copeland, and in 1859
acted in a similar capacity for the Greenville Mills, run by Messrs. Pooke & Steere. Both these concerns made cassimeres. They subsequently stocked the Mohegan Mills, where satinet was manufactured.

The Civil War put an end to the cotton business, and in July, 1862, Mr. Metcalf and Mr. Olney, in company with Henry J. Steere, commenced the
erection of the Wanskuck Mill. The formation and incorporation of the Wanskuck Company followed, Mr. Metcalf, Mr. Olney and Mr. Steere taking up the stock of the concern. In May, 1864, they shipped their first case of woolen goods to New York. On January 12, 1870, the Wanskuck Company shipped the first case of worsted goods for men's wear made in this country. The business grew rapidly from the very start, and had so expanded by October 1874, that work was commenced on a worsted mill, the machinery of which was put into motion in April, 1875. Further development rewarded their enterprise, and on July 12, 1884, the first delivery of yarn was made from the new Steere worsted mill. Early in 1897 the company assumed the management of the Geneva Mill, and in 1898 of the Mohegan Mill and Oakland Mill in Burrillville. All through the the period of the activity of the Wanskuck Company, Mr. Metcalf was an energetic and enthusiastic factor in its growth. He was a man not only of large vision, but of exceptional executive powers, and as president and treasurer of the Wanskuck Company from the time of its founding until his death, guided through the turbulent period of its infancy and set upon a solid foundation an organization which has since developed into one of the largest and most flourishing of its kind in the world.

Through his association with a business which was dependent to a large extent on the successful operation of other industries, Mr. Metcalf became interested in financial enterprises of magnitude and importance, and was active in their management and direction. He was associated with the Bank of North America for a considerable period, as a director, and later as president. He was also a director of the New York & New England Railroad; a director of the Providence Gas Company, and at one time its president; and a director of several manufacturers' mutual insurance companies, and for several years president of the Union Railroad Company. Though devoted to his extensive business interests, he was a man of social nature, and held membership in the Union League Club of New York, and the Hope Club of Providence. He was an honorary member of the Cobden Club of England, of which but few Americans are members; the late Rowland Hazard was also an associate member of this organization.

Originally a Republican in political affiliation, Mr. Metcalf later became an Independent. Despite the fact that he was deeply interested in public
affairs, the constant demands of his large business interests disbarred him from very active participation in this field. Nevertheless he served for
several years as a Republican member of the Rhode Island Legislature, and while a member of the house was influential in securing the passage of many valuable reforms. He was the first to introduce into the Legislature a measure changing the legal rate of interest. It became a law, the first of its kind in the United States, and set an example which many other States followed. Of this achievement he often spoke with justifiable pride. He also served as a member of the Board of Inspection of the State Prison, which body was the predecessor of the present Board of States Charities and Corrections, and had charge of the State's penal institutions. This Board of Inspection accomplished much excellent work during its period of office, and was given a vote of thanks by the Legislature. In 1888 Mr. Metcalf was a delegate to the National Convention held at St. Louis which nominated Grover Clevelend for the presidency. A pronounced free trader, it was remarked of him by an intimate acquaintance, that he was one of the few honest free trade manufacturers of the speaker's acquaintance; this gentleman was of the opinion that Mr. Metcalf would have put his ideas into practice if it had been possible for him to have his way.

Mr. Metcalf was at one time a member of the Commission on sinking Fund of the city of Providence. He left a monument to his generosity in the well appointed building of the Rhode Island School of Design on Waterman street. This school was erected as a tribute to the memory of his wife and her devoted labors, and in furtherance of its interests Mr. Metcalf donated the land upon which the building stands and contributed the money which assured its erection. He was a believer in practical philanthropy and took this means of accomplishing what he believed would benefit hundreds who would be permitted, because of his gift, to enjoy privileges which otherwise could hardly have come within their reach. The appreciation of the privileges and advantages of this school is best attested by the patronage which it has had. As a business man of many interests, as a man who performed his public duties with unswerving integrity and unquestioning fidelity, as a citizen who never forgot local interests in the larger questions which demanded his attention, as a friend, and intelligent Christian gentleman who recognized
his duty to his fellow-citizens in general, Providence had reason to be proud of Jesse Metcalf, and he was honored in his native city by all who
knew him."3

Citations

  1. [S547] Clayton G. Metcalf, A Study of the Metcalfs, p. 312.
  2. [S96] NEHGR, 105 [1951]: 148.
  3. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , e-mail address, Nov. 20, 2002, Beth Hurd.

Helen Adelia Rowe1

F, #28583, b. 17 July 1830, d. 1 March 1895

Family: Jesse Metcalf b. 4 Mar 1827, d. 20 Dec 1899

Biography

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BirthJul 17, 1830Catskill, Greene Co., NY, USA1,2
MarriageNov 22, 18521,3
DeathMar 1, 18951,3
BurialSwan Point Cemetery, Providence, RI, USA3
BiographyHelen A. R. Metcalf (1830-1895)
Expo inspires school for 'useful arts'

By CAROL McCABE
Journal-Bulletin Staff Writer

On May 10, 1876, Helen Adelia Rowe Metcalf was in Philadelphia when all the bells of the city -- even the Liberty Bell -- began to ring. The clangor announced the opening of the Centennial Exposition, the nation's first world's fair.

Mrs. Metcalf, 46, was the wife of Rhode Island woolen manufacturer Jesse Metcalf. She was a mother of five, a Sunday school teacher and an organist. She had gone to Philadelphia to help arrange Rhode Island's exhibit, 1 of 38 state displays at the fair. As the turnstiles began to whirl, she mingled with the throngs touring 450 acres of exhibits of progress in agriculture, horticulture, manufacturing, machinery, science and the arts.

More than 30,000 exhibitors represented 50 nations. Fairgoers gaped at newfangled bicycles, telephones, kitchen ranges, ready-made shoes and the world's largest steam engine. They tasted exotic treats: bananas and ice cream sodas.

One especially popular exhibit was the Women's Pavilion. While some of its displays reflected traditional domestic interests -- an Arkansas woman had sculpted the bust of a beautiful girl entirely out of butter, "kept on ice to preserve its subtleties" -- there was evidence of changing roles in a country where women already accounted for 20 percent of the work force. Women demonstrated machinery and their own inventions.

Also popular were the foreign exhibits, later credited with stimulating tremendous new interest in design and interior decoration in America.

Inspired by what she had seen, Mrs. Metcalf returned to Providence convinced that the country should be doing more to educate young people -- and women in particular -- in practical design.

She proposed using the $1,675 remaining from the centennial committee's Exposition funds to found a school.

That sum made possible incorporation of the Rhode Island School of Design on March 22, 1877. The first class included 43 students, most of them women. They and those who followed came to learn "useful arts, as, for example, designing for calico printers, for jewelers' designs, for carriage and furniture making."

As her family became the school's major benefactors, Mrs. Metcalf spent 17 years as chairwoman of RISD's committee of management. She was a hands-on manager who hired and fired, ordered supplies, cajoled patrons.

"She was very often at the school watching over both teachers and methods of teaching, stopped beside the students and encouraged them in their work, was anxiously concerned about the furniture and the best arrangement of it," according to a history of RISD by Elsie Bronson.

Mrs. Metcalf also "would take a hand at cleaning on occasion or call in her children and friends to help decorate for a party, for she was tireless in devising ways of entertaining and enlightening persons who contributed to the school or might do so."

Eventually her daughter Eliza, Mrs. Gustav Radeke, took over the reins and served at RISD until 1929.

At the end of the 19th century, though, it was Helen Metcalf who molded the school. She handled finances, made policy and debated such issues as the advisability of using live models in drawing classes. But although Mrs. Metcalf didn't hesitate to advise on the curriculum, there's nothing to suggest that she ever wanted the school to teach butter sculpture.

Sources: Archives of the Rhode Island School of Design; Journal-Bulletin files; History of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Biographical, published by the American Historical Society; The Americans: A Social History of the United States 1587-1914, by J.C. Furnas, Putnam's; Victorian America: Transformations in Everyday Life 1876-1915, by Thomas J. Schlereth, HarperCollins; The Concise Dictionary of American History, Scribner's.

Wikipedia:

Helen Adelia Rowe Metcalf (1830-1895) was a founder and director of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence, Rhode Island.

Helen Adelia Rowe Metcalf was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1831. In 1852 she married Jesse Metcalf, who was a cotton buyer in the South for several years prior to the Civil War and then became a textile manufacturer in Providence, co-founding the Wanskuck Co. in 1862 in Wanskuck, in the city's North End. Helen Metcalf taught at Sunday school and was an organist.

Helen Metcalf helped to found RISD in 1877 after she and a group of Rhode Island women traveled to the 1876 Centennial Celebration and were impressed by the arts displayed there. The group returned to Rhode Island with excess funds (in the amount of $1,675) which the group decided use to start an art school in Providence. The first class was mostly composed of women, who received education in "useful arts, as, for example, designing for calico printers, for jewelers' designs, for carriage and furniture making."

Metcalf directed the school until her death in 1895. Her involvement was direct and hands-on, and she took a keen interest in everything from teaching methods of the faculty, encouraging the students in their work, arranging the furniture in the most effective ways, and driving school fundraising efforts.

She was buried in the Swan Point Cemetery. Metcalf's daughter Eliza Greene Metcalf Radeke, served as president of the school after her mother's death. Metcalf's son, U.S. Senator Jesse H. Metcalf also served as a RISD trustee. She was inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame in 1996.4
ParentsDNicholas N. Rowe and Eliza Hicks2

Citations

  1. [S547] Clayton G. Metcalf, A Study of the Metcalfs, p. 312.
  2. [S96] NEHGR, 105 [1951]: 148.
  3. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , e-mail address, Nov. 20, 2002, Beth Hurd.
  4. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , http://www.projo.com/cgi-bin/include.pl/specials/women/…

Manton Bradley Metcalf1

M, #28584, b. 26 June 1864, d. 1923

Family: Susan Maude Browning

Biography

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BirthJun 26, 18641,2
MarriageApr 28, 18861,2
Death19231
BiographyHe was a student at Brown University for two years; in the fall of 1881 he went to
New York to become manager of the sales department of the Wanskuck Company,
and has since remained at the head of the New York office2

Citations

  1. [S547] Clayton G. Metcalf, A Study of the Metcalfs, p. 312.
  2. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , e-mail address, Nov. 20, 2002, Beth Hurd.

Susan Maude Browning1

F, #28585

Family: Manton Bradley Metcalf b. 26 Jun 1864, d. 1923

Biography

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OriginNew York, New York Co., NY, USA
MarriageApr 28, 18861,2
ParentsDTheodore Browning and Susan Wilcox2

Citations

  1. [S547] Clayton G. Metcalf, A Study of the Metcalfs, p. 312.
  2. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , e-mail address, Nov. 20, 2002, Beth Hurd.

Jesse Metcalf1

M, #28586, b. 10 September 1887

Family: Marjorie Paine

Biography

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BirthSep 10, 1887Orange, NJ, USA1,2
Marriage19151

Citations

  1. [S547] Clayton G. Metcalf, A Study of the Metcalfs, p. 312.
  2. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , e-mail address, Nov. 20, 2002, Beth Hurd.

Marjorie Paine1

F, #28587

Family: Jesse Metcalf b. 10 Sep 1887

Biography

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Marriage19151

Citations

  1. [S547] Clayton G. Metcalf, A Study of the Metcalfs, p. 312.

Manton Bradley Metcalf Jr1

M, #28588, b. 7 December 1892, d. November 1978

Family: Isabella Graves Goff

Biography

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BirthDec 7, 18921,2
Marriage3
DeathNov, 19783

Citations

  1. [S547] Clayton G. Metcalf, A Study of the Metcalfs, p. 312.
  2. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , e-mail address, Nov. 20, 2002, Beth Hurd.
  3. [S415] E-mail from Priscilla at e-mail address , Aug 10, 2003.

Rowe Browning Metcalf1

?, #28589, b. 6 May 1900

Biography

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BirthMay 6, 19002
ResidenceOrange, NJ, USA2

Citations

  1. [S547] Clayton G. Metcalf, A Study of the Metcalfs, p. 312.
  2. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , e-mail address, Nov. 20, 2002, Beth Hurd.