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9351 Watrous, Faith, Source Medium: (null)
Source Medium: Electronic
Source (S03556)
Oct 2, 1866, page 3


Whereas, Our esteemed Brother George Eugene Slawson, a most worthy and much esteemed member of Hope Lodge No. 17 P.O. of Good Templars has been removed from us by death. it is fitting and due to the memory of our deceased Brother, that the Lodge of which he was a faithful member pass the following resolutions:
RESOLVED; That in the death of Brother Slawson, this Lodge and the community has sustained a great loss. His genial and warm heart always elicited not only respect but love and adoration from all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. Charity with _?_ had no limitations. Hope was _?_ an anchor during his protracted illness; and your Faith permits us to believe that he was in possession of the celestial pass-word which is a Saviours Righteousness. Confiding in the promises of our celestial Grand Templar, may we not believe our Loss is his infinite gain.
RESOLVED; That the members of this Lodge wear our badge of mourning for thirty days.
RESOLVED; That the sympathies of the members of Hope Lodge are tendered to the afflicted Parents, Brothers and Sisters of our deceased Brother, and a copy of these resolutions be presented each of them.
RESOLVED; That the Editors of the Waukesha Plaindealer, Freeman, and the Wisconsin Chief, be respectfully requested to publish the same.

Dated at the Lodge Room of Hope Lodge Sept. 25th, 1866
(Committee to draft Resolutions)
Warner P. Elliott
William S. Hawkins
Ira Kimball
We hereby certify the foregoing preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted by the members of Hope Lodge.

A. Tyler, W.O.T.
H.G. Keene, W.S.

Source: Joe Chester
SLAWSON, George Eugene (I51414)
Tuesday, October 30, 1923


Brief notice was given Monday of the death of Miss Anna A. Slawson at the home of her neice, Mrs. E.R. Dickerson, in Hampton, Iowa. her death took place at noon on that day.

It becomes a duty at this time to note in fuller detail the passing of a pioneer of Waukesha whose life was one of real service; one worthy to be emulated and honored.

Miss Slawson was a native of Orange County, New York, and the date of her birth is given as of February 25, 1843, her parents being Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Slawson, who moved to Waukesha in 1847.

the family traveled via the Erie canal and the Great lakes, and even at the tender age of 4 years the journey westward with its new and strange scenes and experiences made a deep impression upon her mind. Of these, she in later years spoke most interestingly.

Her school days here evidently were filled with interest and pleasures and made lasting impressions since it is doubtful if in recent years there was any other person who could recall so vividly and entertainingly, the passing events of pioneer days and the incidents related to the pioneer citizens whose comings and goings made up the activities of Waukesha.

In relating these she gave much pleasure beside imparting much valuable information to her friends.

At the close of her school days here, Miss Slawson visited for a year or more in the home of her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. S.G. Curtis, in Jamestown, New York, and there she took up the duty of a teacher.

Returning to Waukesha subsequently she taught school in Waukesha and in the vicinity for more than a dozen years, thereafter becoming a teacher in Milwaukee.

Her services in the schools there covered a periond of forty-four years, after which she retired on pension, following a record as a teacher of fully fifty-eight years.

Thousands of pupils during this period received the benefit of her tutelage and it may be said with euqal truthfulness that many of these owed to her a lasting debt of gratitude.

Miss Slawson always indicated an intelligent and commendable interest in the affairs of this city and its people and aided in promoting those things that made for the community good.

She wrote with much facility and vividness of things historical and has contributed chapters of this nature that add materially to the annals of city and county. She was a lover of books, a wide reader, and wrote both poetry and prose with a facility and elegance that gave pleasure to many.

Miss Slawson leaves surviving her two nephews, Frederick Curtis and Charles A. Slawson, and two nieces, Mrs. Nellie Slawson Dickerson, and Miss Bertha Curtis, of California. Three brothers and a sister beside the parents preceded her in death, vix., Mrs. Frances Curtis, Charles, Eugene and Frederick M. Slawson.

The remains will be bought to Waukesha Wednesday noon and interment will be at Prairie Home cemetery Thursday. Services will be held at Caspar's funeral home, 204 Main Street, at 3 o'clock p.m.

Source given by: Joe Chester

SLAWSON, Anna Augusta (I50905)
Waukesha, Wisconsin May 19, 1887, pg. 1

The Dead Soldiers

names of Soldiers of the Union Army, buried at Waukesha, so far as has been ascertained.


Capt. C.B. Slawson 28

Source Given by Joe Chester 
SLAWSON, Charles Baldwin (I50997)
Waukesha, Wisconsin, January 17, 1901


SLAWSON - Frederic Fitch Slawson, for more than half a century a prominent resident of Waukesha, died at his home on Broadway, Jan. 13, after a long illness, aged 82 years. He was born in Orange County, New York, in April 1817. His ancestors were among the pioneers of Connecticut, settling at Stanford in 1634. He spent his boyhood and youth in the vicinity of the noble Hudson River. In 1837, he married at Newburgh, New York to Sarah J. Lockwood. In 1840, he came to Wisconsin on a tour of inspection with the view of making the west his home. In 1847, he arrived with his family at Waukesha, then Prairieville, and for many years was closely identified with the growth of the village and well known to many old settlers all over the county. he served on the village board, and also held the office of town and village treasurer. He became an Odd Fellow in the early fifties, being one of the first to unite with that order and probably a charter member. As long as he was able to attend the meetings of Prairie Lodge he delighted to do so. he is survived by his wife and two children, F.M. Slawson of this city and Miss A. A. Slawson of Milwaukee. A daughter, Mrs. S.G. Curtis, died in '93, his son, Eugene, in 1896. His eldest son, Capt. Chas. B. Slawson, served with distinction in the 28th Wisconsin during the civil war and died in St. Paul in 1879.
Funeral services for Mr. Slawson were held at the house Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. I.L. Cory. A quartette, Messrs. Hayes, Gaul, Thompson and Trakel, sang. Interment was in Prairie Home cemetery.
In Mr. Slawson's death, Waukesha loses another of its honored pioneers, an honest genial, kind=hearted man, who had few enemies and many friends.

Source: Joe Chester  
SLAWSON, Frederick Fitch (I51384)
Waukesha, Wisconsin, August 21, 1879


A Bright Young Life Cut Short by Suicide.

On last Friday morning Waukesha was thrilled by the news that Mr. Charles Slawson, son of Mr. F. M. Slawson of this place, had committed suicide by shooting himself on a street of the city of St. Paul, where he was a resident, being foreman of the painting department in the railroad car shops. "Charley" was well known and highly esteemed by everybody here, and his death is deeply lamented by his friends at home. The body arrived at Waukesha on Saturday afternoon and the funeral took place on Sunday at his father's house, under conduct of Rev. C. W. Camp. We take the following account of the Coroner's inquest from the St. Paul "Pioneer Press" of last Saturday.

Yesterday's developments added nothing material to the very extended account of the "Pioneer Press" of the Slawson suicide, and what did develop only verified it at all points. Precisely at 10 a.m. Coroner Stein commenced the inquest at the house, 79 Mississippi street, where the deceased had resided. The cottage is very pleasingly and comfortably furnished, and betokens in all its surroundings, a pleasant home.

in the front room by impaneling the following as jurors: H.B. Larson, O. Larson, Joseph Gehr, E.M. Raymond, Alexander Johnson, and W.H. Monk. In the center of the floor of the apartment stood an ice casket, with some simple flowers upon it, in which the mortal remains of the once cheerful and respected Charles B. Slawson were lying. The lid covering the face of the body was opened by the coroner that the jury might view it, and was then closed, there being no necessity for a more minute inspection. The countenance was remarkably placid, the somewhat handsome features being entirely unmarred by any distortion, while the fatal wound, being at the back of the head, was completely hidden from sight, so that there was no visible reminder of his untimely and unseemly taking off. The front room connected by folding doors with another to its rear, and the latter with one to its east, and from the last there proceeded during the whole time the inquest was being held, the irrepressible sobs and moans of the suddenly-widowed and anguish-stricken wife.

was the first witness sworn, and testified that shortly after 4 o'clock on Thursday afternoon he was at work on the premises of Mr. S.S. Eaton, on the south-east corner of Wacouta and Ninth streets, where he is employed. he saw the deceased come down Ninth street, turn up Wacouta street and sit down upon the steps of the First Baptist church, after which the witness ceased to observe him. in a very few minutes Johnson heard the report of the shot in the direction of the church, toward which the witness turned and saw the deceased rolling over upon his right side upon the steps, but Johnson neither saw the shot actually fired nor the pistol in the hands of Slawson, and there was no one standing near the latter. Johnson immediately ran to the spot, arriving simultaneously with the two others. The pistol was t the feet of the wounded man, who never spoke at that time.

the next witness, said he was, on the day and hour indicated, reading at his window in his residence, 127 East Tenth street, which is about in the direct rear of the First Baptist church, when he heard the report of a fire-arm, and thought it must be some one discharging gun preparatory to chicken hunting the next day. he took no notice of the fact until he was summoned about two minutes after by a girl, who informed him that a man had shot himself on the church steps. Thither he immediately proceeded and found the deceased rolled over upon his right side upon the first step. Under one of his feet was a revolver, near which was his right hand, the arm being extended. The man was speechless and paid no attention to the physician's inquiries, and he never afterward rallied. The witness probed the wound to about the length of an ordinary pencil, but did not find the bullet, which had probably expended itself on the opposite side of the brain. The wound was straight and clean, and the witness, of course, was satisfied it had caused death. After giving a description of the revolver - exactly corresponding with that of yesterday's "Pioneer Press" - the witness produced the straw hat worn by the deceased. the brim was burnt on the under side near the part which would be over the right ear when on the head, and the inside edge and leather lining were pierced, evidently by the ball, as if the rim had been bent upward when the shot was fired.

by her sister, Mrs. E. Sanford Blake, and took the witness chair. She is a good looking woman, even though her features yesterday betrayed extreme anguish, and her condition bordered upon the hysterical. Her well-rounded figure rises to a little over the medium stature, and her entire presence was prepossessing, apart from the interest attaching to her as the nearest to the dead central figure in the ice chest. Overcoming her choking sobs she said her husband's name was Charles B. Slawson - she spelt the name as here given - and that her own was Mary, and the following conversation ensued between her and the coroner, who acted with great delicacy and courtesy:

"Had you and your husband any trouble?"
"My husband and I never had any trouble," she wailed, rather than spoke, and then broke down into a passionate and uncontrollable fit of weeping and sobbing that was heartrending to hear and witness. She at length became calmer under the soothings of her sister.
"Do you know of any cause for the act?"
"Oh, no! I do not," she moaned, and sank back into her sister's embrace, and was again assuaged.
"Did he ever threaten to commit suicide?"
"Never - only once that looked like it. He used to be dreadfully troubled with neuralgia, and when he was suffering once, he said, "I feel such a pain in the spot that I feel as if I could put a hole through it.'"
Continuing, in answer to various inquiries, and in a more tranquil mood, she narrated that on Wednesday night he had been sleepless and restless from sickness, but he slept for four hours during Thursday, and arose feeling much refreshed and better. he had been troubled for some days with his feet, which had been much swollen, and as he pulled on his boots, he expressed his satisfaction at the swelling having abated. He left the house between two and three o'clock on thursday afternoon, with the intention as he said, of paying his monthly bills, he having received his pay on Wednesday. Mrs. Slawson was then supported out of the room, but never ceased her lamentations.

of the jury was speedily arrived at, and was as follows: "That the deceased came to his death by means of a pistol shot fired by his own hand on the 14th day of August, 1879, between the hours of 4 and 5 o'clock, p.m." This closed the coroner's inquest, but the representative of the "Pioneer Press" continued his, and with this intention, lingered in the room, after the coroner and his attendants had departed. Two ladies were in the house,

who were willing participants in an interview. Mrs. Blake is, as above stated, a sister of Mrs. Slawson, and both were especially desirous of having it stated that there was no trouble in the Slawson household. Mr. and Mrs. Slawson were married thirteen years ago near Sparta, Wis., and their married life had been one of extreme happiness throughout that period. As an evidence of this it was averred that at one time, it was Mrs. Slawson's intention to have visited to the home of her parents in Wisconsin, but had foregone that pleasure most cheerfully on account of an attack of sickness prostrating her husband. Mrs. HS. Pomeroy - she was particular regarding the initials - had known then in Milwaukee before their marriage and was quite conclusive in her statements respecting the felicity in the Slawson family, of which she spoke as one having witnessed it since their arrival in St. Paul. "Mrs. Slawson," said she, "has trouble enough without mixing up slanders with it." Both agreed further in averring the only shadow that ever crossed the threshold was the occasional fits of intemperance to which Slawson was addicted. One trifling additional fact was obtained from the widow though Mrs. Blake. The deceased had "laid off" for two days previous to his payment on Wednesday.

The unfortunate Charles B. Slawson was a native of Orange County, New York, whence he removed with his parents, who survive him, to Waukesha, Wis. He continued his residence in that state until six years ago, when he came to St. Paul, having in 1866 married near Sparta, Wis. On his arrival here he immediately obtained employment in the then St. Paul & Pacific railroad shops as a painter, and served as a journeyman for one year. Being an adept at his business he was then promoted to the foremanship of the painting department, and retained that position to the day of his suicide. Whatever may have been his failings, he gained and held the universal esteem of all who knew him. He was quite an active politician, and wielded considerable influence, especially among his fellow workman in the car-shops. Although entertaining strong Republican convictions, he was independent enough to advocate and support the candidacy of men of opposite political views to his own when convinced of their integrity and fitness for official station. He was especially esteemed by the Druids, in which order he held high rank, being the district deputy grand arch of Marco Bonzaris grove, No. 10, of St. Paul. Mr. Slawson died poor, and left no will or other document for posthumous perusal. He was, however, insured for $1,000 in the Druids, and the only money he was known to possess at the time of his death was $15.85 in his pockets.
The deceased, before shooting himself, as traced yesterday by the reporter, seems to have left Hanft's barber shop by Broadway to Seventh street, passing west along the latter. he was noticed by Mr. Millham, newsdealer, 163 East Seventh street, going up that thoroughfare at an unusually rapid rate, and with his face slightly flushed. At the coroner of Sibley and Seventh he entered the store of J.G. Taylor, where he

with which he shot himself. Mr. Taylor was not in at the time, but his clerk, A.M. Waite, was there. Slawson asked for the loan of a revolver, requesting the one he had borrowed some months ago, when as he then stated he was going on St. Anthony Hill and wanted it in case of an emergency. he was informed that pistol was at Mr. Taylor's house, but that Mrs. Taylor would give it to him. He objected to ask her for it as he was a stranger, and the clerk, knowing him well, and that he had borrowed the firearm before, loaded up the "Conqueror" revolver with five short, thirty-two calibre cartridges, although the pistol was adapted to long ones. Thus charged, the weapon was handed to Slawson, who evinced no excitement or intoxication. A few doors above, he visited J.F. Pannell's store, and paid there some borrowed money. Mr. Pannell though Slawson excited, or as if he was just getting over a spree and asked what was the matter, to which Slawson answered he had been unwell. Thence he went to Manning's, as detailed yesterday, and thence to the church steps and to his death.

were in charge of the Druids, Mr. Charles C. Wilson, the secretary of the deceased's grove, having special personal superintendence of them. At seven o'clock in the evening of yesterday, quite a gathering assembled at the house, where Chaplain Robert Smith conducted a simply service of touching prayer. The body was enclosed in an elegant silver- mounted rosewood casket, which was decked with flowers. The Druids provided this handsome last tenement, as well as provided for the widow's transportation to Waukesha, Wis., and return, and that of the body to the same place. She was also advanced money from the same charitable source. In fact, though under the rules of the order they were only required to furnish $50 for funeral expenses, the Druids far exceeded, and simply did all things well. The following brethren of the association acted as pallbearers: W.P. Murray, C.M. Bell, james C. Morrison, Chas. N. Parker, Jr., E.P. Basford and R.J. Thomas. The body was conveyed to the depot of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad and left on the 8:05 p.m. train for Waukesha, accompanied by the widow and a brother of the deceased, who had arrived by the noon train yesterday.

Source: Joe Chester 
SLAWSON, Charles Baldwin (I50997)
Waukesha, Wisconsin, December 7, 1893, page 7


Mrs. Curtis, wife of Samuel G. Curtis, died at her home on Maple Avenue on Thursday, after a long illness, aged fifty five years. Funeral services were held at the house on Sunday, Rev. P.S. Everett officiating. Of her immediate family a daughter, Bertha, resident with her parents, and a son, Fred, whose home is at Manitee, Col., with Mr. Curtis, survive. Fred was sent for and was present at the funeral. Mrs. Curtis was the daughter of Frederick Slawson, one of our oldest residents. She was born in New York, but had lived here nearly all her life. She had a wide acquaintance and many friends and her death causes deep and general sorrow.

Source: Joe Chester 
SLAWSON, Sarah Frances (I52259)
9358 Wausau Daily Herald - Wausau, Wisconsin

Grace I. Witter

Grace I. Witter, 91, Wausau, formerly of Milwaukee, died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

She was born Feb. 14, 1915, in Milwaukee, daughter of the late William and Edna (Wolff) Schmitz. On April 20, 1955, she married Jerry Witter in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death.

Grace designed floral arrangements for the family-owned Schmitz Floral Shop and other floral shops in the Milwaukee area for many years. She moved to Wausau in 1993 and has resided here since.

Survivors include many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Schaff Funeral Home, 5920 W. Lincoln Ave., West Allis. Burial will be in Arlington Park Cemetery, Milwaukee. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Ave., Wausau, and again Thursday from noon until the time of service at the Schaff Funeral Home in Milwaukee. 
SCHMITZ, Grace I. (I48532)
9359 Wayne Hamlin Duell, 73, of Demster Beach Road died Thursday at the home of his daughter in Mexico after a long illness.

Mr. Duell was a life resident of Demster. He was the former owner and operator of the A.C. Duell & Sons sawmill in Demster. Mr. Duell was a 1937 graduate of Cornell University.

Mr. Duell was a member of the New Haven Methodist Church. He was a former president and life member of the Oswego County Leatherstocking Club, a life member of the Gulfbrook Deer Hunting Club of South Colton and a sustaining member of the New York State Conservation Council. He was also a member of the state Region 7 Fish & Wildlife Management Association, secretary and treasurer of the Oswego County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs and a member of the state Trapper's Association and the National Rifle Association.

Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Darrow; a daughter, Donna Berrigan of Mexico; a son, Wayne ''Wick'' of Mexico; a brother, Neil of Oswego; a sister, Gloria Dimon of Bradenton, Fla.; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Harter-Olmstead Funeral Home, Mexico, the Rev. Frederick Cummings officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 5305 Washington Ave.
Contributions may be made to the Upstate New York Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Association, 108 W. Jefferson St., Syracuse, 13201.

Published in the Syracuse Post Standard
Friday July 27, 1990  
DUELL, Wayne Hamlin (I75632)
9360 We learn from the annals of Dorchester, Mass., that William Phelps, the emigrant ancestor of the Phelps family of New England, came to this country in the good ship 'Mary and John' in 1630, with one hundred and forty passengers; most of them were constituent members of the church formed in Plymouth, England, in 1629. On reaching this country they transplated their church in Dorchester in 1630, where they continued to reside until 1635, when the Rev. John Warham and a large majority of the church migrated overland to the Connecticut River, and formed the town of Windsor, in Connecticut, and transplated their church there. Mr. Phelps and wife were prominently active, not only in reorganizing the church, but also in establishing a social centre for their new town. Later on Mr. Phelps rose to prominence and eminence, and was repeatedly chosen Deputy to the General Court, and held other important official positions. He m. 1st, in England (name and date of marriage not recorded), she d. in Windsor. Conn. He m. his second wife in Windsor, Mary Dover, an Englishwoman, in 1638, she d. Nov. 27, 1675. He d. July 14, 1672. PHELPS, William (I44159)
9361 Web posted August 31, 2006
RINGLING -- Graveside services for Donald Wayne Slawson, 66, will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, 2006, at Ringling Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Elmore officiating.

Born on Feb. 9, 1940, in Ringling, Okla., to John Lunsford Slawson and Bessie Miller Slawson, he died on Aug. 28, 2006, in an Oklahoma City hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Terry Dale Slawson, and sisters, Verna Dietrich, Barbara Jones and Roxie Linton.

Raised in Ringling, he attended school here and Zaneis, graduating from Zaneis High School in 1958 as valedictorian and earning a college scholarship. He entered the U.S. Army in 1963, serving honorably for two years overseas in Germany and Spain. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service assigned to the Ardmore office. He retired in 1995 after 30 years of service.

He and Vickie Ann Cox Brown were married on Nov. 15, 1992, in Springer.

Survivors include his wife, of the home in Springer; a son, Patrick Slawson, Ardmore; stepson, Adam Brown, Springer; stepdaughter, Heather Bolding, Woodford; sisters, Evelyn Paul, Ringling, and Patty Ann Slawson, Sand Point, Idaho; brothers, Melburn Slawson and wife, Elizabeth, Rush Springs, Johnnie Slawson and wife, Sharon, Shawnee, and Montie Slawson and wife, Savanna, Jimtown; four grandchildren, Nathan, Megan, Brooke and Nickalas; numerous nieces and nephews.

Bearers will be Raymond Brintle, Jerry Slawson, Larry Paul, Shawn Slawson, Travis Slawson and Arvin Cox. Honorary bearers will be co-workers from the Ardmore postal service.

Alexander Funeral Home will direct services.

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SLAWSON, Donald Wayne (I86343)
9362 Web site by Tim Grauer. Source (S03557)
9363 Web site: Family Trees of Brockville, Leeds and Greenville, Ontario. Source (S03559)
9364 Webb, Polly, late of Darien, will dated May 30, 1835, 1835, probated July 1, 1835, all to her daughter Adeline A. Little. Executor Son-in-law Henry Little. Witnesses Abram Clock, Benjamin Little, and Warren Little, page 155. July 1, 185, order to advertise for claims, page 156. Inventory taken Aug. 18, 185, by John Weed, Jr., and George J. Bowler, and filed May 28, 1836, page 156.  SCOFIELD, Polly (I72486)
9365 Website of Robert C. Bradley of November 2000. Source (S03560)
9366 Webster Genealogy: John Webster came from Ipswich, England, and was admitted a freeman at Boston, Massachusettts, March 4, 1634. He then went to Ipswich, Massachusettts, and possessed a lot of land which was granted a Mr. Rogers in 1642. He was admitted a commoner by vote of the town February 23, 1644. His occupation was that of a baker. His wife's maiden name was Mary Shatswell, and her home was on the lot adjoining John Webster's. The family subsequently moved to Newbury, Massachusetts.
He died before November 4, 1646, as that was the date when the court made his widow the adminisratrix of his estate. 
WEBSTER, John (I59794)
9367 Wedding Announcement for Janene & Shelton Jackson. Source (S03561)
9368 Wedding Announcement for Marissa and William Elliott. Source (S03562)
9369 Wedding Announcement received from Marcia Habijanac -


Franklin - Miss Leona Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Davis, of Davis road, Franklin, became the bride of Private Russell Dolsay, of the United States Amy, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Dolsay, of Fichter Street, Bloomingdale, Sunday at 2 p.m. at the bride's home. The ceremony was performed in the grden under an archwa of garden flowers by the Rev. H. J. Allsup, pastor of Presbyterian Church.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a beige wool suit, with a corsage of red roses. Miss Ruth Dolsay, sister of the bridegroom, was maid of honor. She wore a blue silk ensemble with a corsage of pink roses.
Charles Davis, of Franklin, was best man.
A reception for fifty guests was held following the ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. Dolsay are on a wedding trip through the New England States. Mrs. Dolsay will live with her parents in Davis road until the completion of the term of service in the army for Mr. Dolsay. They will then live in their new home in Bloomingdale. Mrs. Dolsay is a graduate of Franklin High School, class of 1941.
DAVIS, Leona G. (I15442)
9370 Wedding Announcement received from Marcia Habijanac:

Saturday Jan 15, 1949


Franklin - Miss Nancy Eginton, niece of Mr. and Mrs. James McClelland, of Oak Ridge, and Edward Davis, son of Mr. ad Mrs. Charles Davis, of Davis Road, Franklin, were married Saturday at the home of the bride's uncle and aunt, with whom she lived. The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. F.A. Hawley, of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Leona Andercheck, sister of the bridegroom was matron of honor. Charles Davis Jr., was best man for his brother. The bride wore a blue crepe dress with matching tiara and a corsage of white roses. The matron of honor was gowned in pink taffeta with a pink veiling head dress and a corsage of white carnations.
The bride's aunt wore a navy dress with black accessories and an orchid corsage. The bridegroom's mother was gowned in a royal blue dress with black accessories and an orchid corsage.
A reception was held for the immediate families and a few friends at Park Inn, Newfoundland.
They will reside with the bridegroom's parents in Davis Road. 
EGINTON, Nancy (I63269)
9371 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. SLOSSON, Thomas Lynn (I53092)
9372 Weed, John, late of Stamford, will dated Nov. 2, 1799, probated June 2, 1801, mentions his children Deborah, wife of David Comstock, Sarah and John; grandson John Comstock, a son of Deborah Comstock. Executor his son John. Witnesses Nehemiah Dibble, Thaddeus Hoyt and Daniel Lockwood, 3rd, page 326. Inventory taken June 10, 1801, order to advertise for claims, page 362. Inventory taken June 10, 1801 by Noyes Mather and Benjamin Weed, 3rd and filed Apr. 6, 1802, page 328. June 2, 1801, order to advertise for claims, page 362. WEED, John (I59955)
9373 Welborn, Marjorie Wells, 1738 Queensway Ct., Owensboro, Ky 42301, "Descendants of Otho Wayne Wells and Elizabeth Catherine Owen", 25 Jul1997, Source Medium: Book
ABBR Otho Wayne Wells Family
Source (S00040)
9374 Welch, Judith, Source Medium: (null)
Source Medium: Electronic
Source (S03563)
9375 Wells Funeral Home & Cremation Services / Forrest Memorial Park

William B. Bonner, JR.William B. Bonner, JR.
(October 25, 1934 - September 1, 2013)
U.S. Veteran William B. ?Bill? Bonner, JR. age 78, of Courtland, MS passed away Sunday morning, September 1, 2013 at his home.
The visitation service will be Friday evening September 6, 2013 at Wells Funeral Home from 5:00-8:00 PM. The family request that casual ?best blue jeans? attire be worn.

Mr. Bill was born October 25, 1934 in Mississippi to the late William Bufford Bonner, SR. and Zelma Elizabeth Burchell. He was a retiree of General Motors and served his country faithfully in the Army during the Korean War. Mr. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, and his son, James Bonner.

Mr. Bonner?s memory will be lived on by his daughter, Judy Ann (Omar) Bahaeddin of Pacifica, CA; two sisters, Dorothy Boatright of Courtland, MS, Elenar Freeman of Batesville, MS; two grandchildren, Michael and Alexandra Ganster of Illinois; one great grandchild, Anya McKinnion of Illinois.

The family has requested that anyone wishing to make memorial contributions to please send those to: Community Hospice, Batesville, MS Office 564 Mississippi 6, Batesville, MS 38606;(662) 561-0902.
BONNER, William Bufford Jr. (I66783)
9376 Wells, Carol G., Utica Cemetery, Utica Baptist Church, Daviess County, KY. Monumentrecorrd May 1998, ABBR Utica Cemetery
Source (S03525)
9377 Wells, Carol, Source Medium: (null)
Source Medium: Electronic
gedcom of Nathan Wells' descendents; 202 Winding Ridge Dr., Cary, NC 27511-8934, Ph. 919-362-1179.
Source (S03565)
9378 Wells, Elizabeth Catherine (Bessie), Wells Family Records, Source Medium: (null)
Source Medium: Other
Source (S03564)
9379 Wells, Kenneth L, Source Medium: (null)
Source Medium: Electronic
3279 Gatesway Circle
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Source (S03566)
9380 Wells, Larry (Name: Family Sheets;), Source Medium: Letter
PO Box 424, Marshall IL 62441
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9381 Wenceslaus succeeded his father in both roles: Charles IV had been elected Holy Roman King and, in the course of things, crowned Holy Roman Emperor under the auspices of Avignon Pope Innocent VI; however, Wenceslaus never received the imperial coronation, but was deposed; the Bohemian title came to Wenceslaus by inheritance as Charles's son.

Accusing Wenceslaus of devoting far more attention to his Bohemian than to his German duties, and of weakness in agreeing with Charles VI of France to end their support of rival Popes, the princes of the German states deposed him as King in August 1400 in favour of Rupert III, Count palatine of the Rhine, though Wenceslaus refused to acknowledge this successor's decade-long reign.

As King Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia, until his death in 1419, he came into repeated conflict with the Bohemian nobility, and sought to protect the religious reformer Jan Hus and his followers against the demands of the Roman Catholic Church for their suppression as heretics. This caused many Germans to leave the University of Prague, and set up their own University at Leipzig. Hus was executed in Konstanz in 1415, and the rest of Wenceslaus's reign in Bohemia featured precursors of the Hussite Wars that would follow his death.

He was the one who had "Saint" John of Nepomuk(Actually named Jan z Pomuka - John of Pomuk) tortured and put to death, allegedly because he was not willing to reveal the confessional secrets learned from king's wife Sofia of Bavaria as the popular Roman Catholic legend goes. In reality John of Pomuk was an notary in the consistory of Archbishop of Prague John of Jen?tejn, and was killed as a result of the property dispute and long personality conflict between the king and the fanatical archbishop. 
ROMANS, King of Bohemia Wenceslaus King Of The (I47232)
9382 Wendell was the son of Chester Allen Hallam and Elizabeth (Bare) Hallam.
Wendell married Ruth Imogene Alsop on October 6, 1945 in Carmi, White Co., IL. They had five children, Richard L., Jerry R., Paul E., Betty Jean and Virginia Sue Hallam.
After Ruth died Wendell married Nada P. (-?-). Wendell and Nada did not have any children together. Nada survived after Wendell's death.

Evansville Courier & Press (IN) - March 27, 1995
OWENSBORO, Ky. - Wendell M. "Wendy" Hallam, 78, died Sunday at his home.
He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a Baptist and a past member of the Kentucky Oil and Gas Association.
Surviving are his wife, Nada P. Hallam; two daughters, Betty Parks of Owensboro and Jenny Sue Chapman of Philpot; three sons, Jerry, Paul E. and Richard L. Hallam, all of Owensboro; a sister, Mary Powers of Owensville, Ind.; three brothers, Robert of Fort Branch, Ind., Bill of Evansville and Don Hallam of Owensboro; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at James H. Davis Funeral Home, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until services Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Association.

HALLAM, Wendell Mayes (I73321)
9383 Wesley F. Kidder, 85, a lifelong Swanton resident, longtime Vermont Funeral Director and founder of The Kidder Memorial Home, passed away early Thursday morning December 20, 2012, in the Franklin County Rehab Center.

The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, December 24, 2012, at 10 a.m. from The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 65 Canada Street, Swanton. Father Emmanuel I. Ajanma will be the celebrant and Father Brian J. Cummings, SSE the homilist. The Rite of Committal with military honors will follow at the Kidder family lot in Riverside Cemetery.

Friends may call at The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9p.m.

Published in the Burlington Free Press, Dec 21, 2012.


SWANTON - Wesley F. Kidder, 85, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Wes was born in Swanton on June 4, 1927, the son of the late George M. and Clara Kinsley Kidder.

Wes was a U.S. Navy veteran. He married Elvy M. Hubbard on June 16, 1950, and they had three children.

Wes operated Wood & Kidder Furniture Store for many years and in 1975 established Kidder Memorial Home. A funeral director for over 64 years, he also served his community as an active member of many civic organizations.

Wes was predeceased by his son, George H. Kidder who died in 2002; and his sister, Dorothy K. Bliss who died in 2011.

He is survived by his wife, Elvy H. Kidder; and their other two children, Stephen H. Kidder and his wife, Marian C. Kidder, and Linda J. Kidder and her husband, W. Patrick White, and their families; brother, Alan K. Kidder; six grandchildren, John W. Kidder, Benjamin K. Kidder, Michael S. Kidder and his wife, Danielle D. Kidder, Emily A. Kidder, Ryan P. White, and Jillian M. White; three greatgrandchildren, Sean, Nicholas and Riley Kidder, as well as two more great-grandchildren expected in the coming year; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.

Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton, on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at 10 a.m. from the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 65 Canada St., Swanton. The Pastor, Fr. Emmanuel I. Ajanma, will be the celebrant and the homilist will be Fr. Brian J. Cummings, SSE, Spiritual Director of Saint Anne's Shrine and Director of Campus Ministry at Saint Michael's College.

Interment will follow in the Kidder Family lot in Riverside Cemetery, Swanton.

Published in The Burlington Free Press from December 21 to December 22, 2012

SWANTON - The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at 11 a.m. from The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The principle celebrant was the pastor, Father Emmanuel I. Ajanma. Other concelebrating priests were, Father Marcel R. Rainville, SSE, Director of Faith Formation for the Society of Saint Edmund, Father Jean Paul Laplante, Chaplain of Our Lady of the Meadows and Ave Maria Homes in Richford, Father John Sheridan, OSA, a longtime family friend from Villanova University in Villanova, Pa., and Father Brian J. Cummings, SSE, Director of Campus Ministry at Saint Michael's College and Spiritual Director of Saint Anne's Shrine, Isle La Motte, who also delivered the homily. Eugene LaBombard and Paul Laroche served as Ministers of the Altar. Music was provided by soloists, Jeanne Begnoche and Gary Moreau, accompanied by organist, Michael Olmstead. The funeral procession was led in and out of the church by a large guard of honor made up of members of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, Saint Edmund of Canterbury Assembly 2207, Swanton. Also forming an honor guard were members of Missisquoi Valley Rescue, Swanton Village Fire and Police Departments, Highgate Volunteer Fire Department, as well as members of the National and Vermont Funeral Directors Associations. The White Funeral Pall was draped over Wesley's casket by his daughter, Linda Kidder, and his son, Stephen Kidder. Wes's wife, Elvy Kidder, then placed the crucifix. Readings from scripture were proclaimed by daughter, Linda Kidder, and daughter-in-law, Marian Kidder. The Offertory Gifts were presented by granddaughters, Emily and Danielle Kidder, and William White and Arthur Goodhue. Among the many delegations in attendance were representatives from Wes Kidder's Rat Pack, the Vermont Senate and House of Representatives, Vermont Attorney General's Office, Swanton Village and Town Offices, Highgate Town Offices, Alburgh Village and Town Offices, Alburgh Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue, North Hero Volunteer Fire Department, Grand Isle Rescue, Swanton Chamber of Commerce, Saint Albans Rotary, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Charles DaPrato Post 778 Swanton, American Legion, Green Mountain Post 1 Saint Albans and Creller-Landon Post 60 Alburgh, The Patriot Guard Riders, Seventy-Six Lodge #14 F&A.M., Montpelier Court 151 Royal Order of Jesters, Franklin County Home Health Agency, Franklin County Rehab Center, Northwestern Medical Center, Holiday House, Vermont Center for Cancer Medicine, Shore Acres Inn and Restaurant, Sticks & Stuff, Linda J. Kidder & Assocs., Waterford, Conn., Solutions For Small Business, LLC, Groton, Conn., Total Home Center, The Superstore, Ashley Furniture Homestore, Knights of Columbus, Notre Dame Council 12289, Durham, Conn., Ella T. Grasso Southeast Technical High School, Groton, Conn., Office of Dr. Debra K, Daren, DDS, East Lyme, Conn., Irrigation Services of CT, LLC and Hodge Podge Lodge, both of Durham, Conn., Literary Rights International, Inc., NY, N.Y., Dominion Resources Inc., Groton, Conn., Vermont Precision Tools, Drummac, Franklin County Probate Court, The Tyler Place, Small America, Green Mountain Forest Products, Swanton Village Green Apartments, Missisquoi Valley Union High School, Mary S. Babcock and Swanton Central Schools, Peoples Trust Company, Peoples United Bank, Rachel's Styling Studio, Total Yard Care and Snowplowing, J. Rainville & Sons, Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary/St. Louis Parish, Sacred Heart Parish in Groton, Conn., Swanton Memorial United Methodist Church, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Swanton Christian Church, Saint Paul's United Methodist Church, Warren Fournier Home Improvement Center, Rene Fournier Farm Equipment, United States Postal Service, Bev's Shear Expectations, Grand Avenue Enterprises, M&T Sand and Gravel, The Allen Agency, Bourdeau Brothers, Swanton Rexall, Flowers By Debbie, Cost Effective Business Solutions, Office of Doctor David Stanley, DMD, Office of Doctor Michael J. Corrigan, MD, Vermont Center for Cancer Medicine, Hannaford Supermarket, The Handy Group, The Paquin Group, Dexter Products, Cody's Diner, Porter's Bike Shop, Ste. Marie's Market, Swanton Public Library, Saint Anne's Shrine, Christopher Advertising and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The Rite of Committal and Interment followed at the Kidder Family lot in Riverside Cemetery with Father Rainville, assisted by Fathers Ajanma, Sheridan and Cummings, reading the committal prayers. The honorary bearers were, Merrill Hungerford, Burt Paquin, Bud Paquin, James "Bubby" Irick, Bernard "Sonny" Giroux, Grove Miller, Morty Achiron and Huibert vanDorp. The active bearers were grandchildren, John W. and Michael S. Kidder; son-inlaw, W. Patrick White; nephews, Alan John Kidder and John "Jack" Bliss; great-nephew, Jason Bliss; as well as, Alfred Miller and Richard Cardillo. Military Honors were accorded to the World War II and Korean Navy Veteran by members of the Vermont Army National Guard, Funeral Honors Team. The American Flag was folded by 1st SG Dan Landry and SPC Derrek Murray and presented to Wes's grandniece, 2nd Lt. Eileen A. Kidder Kachuck, U.S. Army, who then presented to Wes's grandson, Staff Sgt. John W. Kidder of the VT Army National Guard, who presented the American Flag to his grandmother, Mrs. Elvy Kidder. Taps were sounded by Bugler, SPC Travis Dube. Following The Prayers of Committal and Military Honors, a reception was held for family and friends at the My-T-Fine Restaurant hosted by Mrs. Nancy Paquette and staff, with a special Jester Toast offered by Dr. Robert Barker. A special thank you to Mr. Rett Heald of the Heald Funeral Home for his professional assistance. Private online condolences may be directed to the family by way of:

Published in The Burlington Free Press on January 4, 2013

KIDDER, Wesley Frederick (I74416)
9384 WEST Ped.ged, Source Medium: Other
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9386 Westchester County, New York: South Salem Church Records. Source (S03570)
9387 Western New York Suffragists. Source (S03571)
9388 Wetzel County, West Virginia - Deaths. Source (S03572)
9389 Wetzel County, West Virginia - Marriages. Source (S03573)
9390 Weymouth, Don (Name: The Weymouth Home Page;), Source Medium: (null)
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9391 WFT Archive CD Super Bundle IV Volume 18 Pedigree #1806, Source Medium: Book
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9392 When a boy of twelve he walked from his father's home at Round Hills to Boston to ship for a voyage at sea. For many years he engaged in the West Indies trade, and sailed from Boston and New Bedford in command of merchant vessels. He was managing owner of a number of sloops, some of which were commanded by his younger brother, Captain John H. Howland. Old ship's papers show that on Dec 31, 1795, his sloop, the Goodintent, sailded from New Bedford with the following cargo: "36 boxes spermiciti candles, 50 barrels flour, 3 barrels rye flour, 45 bushels potatoes, 50 turkeys, 13 barrels ship bread, 4 boxes tallow candles, 60 barrels whale oil, 4 earth closets, wine, and 607 lbs. cheese."

Captain John H. Howland was master of the Goodintent, and his accounting states that the net proceeds of the sale of the whale oil were eight hundred ninety-one pounds, eight shillings, seven pence. In 1799 Captain Joseph sent out his brother in command of sloop Franklin with a cargo of flour for Kingston, Jamaica, to be sold at two dollars a barrel, and giving him orders to return with a shipment of sugar. During the War of 1812, the Rainbow, of which Captain Joseph was master and part owner, was captured by a French privateer. He told his crew to go below, and took the wheel himself, but was forced to surrender. With all on board he was made a prisoner, being subsequently released. Captain Howland estimated his loss at about $3000. Nearly a century afterward, through the Court of French Spoliation Claims, his heirs were partially reimbursed by a payment slightly in excess of one-tenth of that amount. Some of them received shares of only eight dollars and twelve cents each.

Captain Howland lived for a number of years after the death of his father on the old Round Hills farm. 
HOWLAND, Capt Joseph (I92648)
9393 When a small child, her father, leaving his wife and three small children, cheerfully answered the call of his country, and took up arms against the encroachments of the king of England and in defence of his inalienable rights. His father-in-law, meantime, took his little family into his own home and care. On his return from war his pecuniary circumstances were such as to require him to find homes for some of his children, where they could earn their support. Sally, together with her brother John, who was just three years older than she, were put out with a mr. John Edwards of Southbury, Ct., to live until of age. Here she remained until eighteen years old, and according to their terms of her parents' agreement, she returned to Ridgefield, where, at her parents' home, married her cousin Jesse Bouton, jr.

They settled first in Ridgefield, and subsequently removed to Poundridge, where he died Feb. 22, 1822. Soon after his death she spent some time in the family of her brother, Thaddeus Boughton, in Washington, Dutchess Co., New York, where with her youngest son, Enoch Bouton, she remained a few months and then returned to Ridgefield, Ct., where, Oct. 19, 1828, she married, second, Enoch Holly, of Ridgefield, where they lived until June 1837, when he died. She then went to live with her daughter, Eliza Gilbert, three miles east of Ridgefield village. She was a member of the M.E. Church, a devoted Christian, a kind and sympathizing neighbor, and a most affectionate mother. She died July 2, 1858. at Ridgefield, where she was buried.  
BOUGHTON, Sally (I77155)
9394 When Aethelred died in 1016 there were two claimants to the throne - his son, Edmund Ironside, and Sweyn's son, Canute. After several battles, the two agreed to divide the country between them. However, Edmund soon died and Canute became King. After Canute's death in 1035, the throne passed to his two sons - Harold and Harthacanute - and then in 1042, to Edward the Confessor, who reigned until 1066.

Ruler of England, Denmark, and Norway from 1016 to 1035, Canute brought much-needed stability to the affairs of England during his reign. Although a Viking, he treated Dane and Saxon alike and wisely appointed Englishmen to positions of importance in the church and at court. His modernization of the country's laws bear this out and he may be fairly described a one of the bet kings England has ever had. After his death in 1035, Canute was mourned by both Saxon and Dane. 
ENGLAND, Canute I King Of Denmark Norway And (I21273)
9395 When Daniel and Elizabeth and Esther, went to Canada, whence he came back in 1698. BELDEN, Daniel (I04854)
9396 When he removed to Northfield, where he was mistaken for an Indian, was shot by a sentinel. FIELD, Ebenezer (I21982)
9397 When he was seven years old, he was apprenticed to learn a trade. He became a worker in iron. When the Revolutionary War broke out he enlisted. His service which began with a march to Boston when the first call came, was as follows:

Obadiah Eddy, Tauton, Private, Capt. John King's co., Col. Timothy Walker's regt.' muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 3, 1775; service, 3 mos. 5 days; also company return dated Oct 6, 1775; also order for bounty cont or it's equivalent in money dated Roxbury, Nov 27, 1775.
Obadiah Eddy, Tauton, Private, Capt. Ichabod Leonard's 6th (Taunton) co. Col. George William's regt; service, 7 days; com; any marched to Warren, R.I., via Rehoboth, on the alarm manded by Lieut. Col. James Williams, Brig. Gen. Godfrey's (Bristol Co.) brigade; service 3 days; company marched from Taunton to Tiverton, R.I., on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780.

Soon after the war he went to southern Vermont. "The first inhabitants of Woodford to take the freeman's oath were --Caleb More, Obed Eddy, Zadok Pierce, etc., a;so; the first representive chosen was Obed Eddy who utterly refused to serve, in consequence of which no suffrages were given for Governor", etc. (Hemingway's Gazetteer of Vermont History in Vol. I, p. 248).

When the census of 1790 was taken Obadiah Edee was in Bennington, Vt., with a household consisting of three males over 16, five under 16, and a male over 45, one girl under 10, and a female over 45. When his estate was settled Oct. 5, 1825, Phebe, "daughter and heir of Obadiah, late of Woodford, Vt., was made administrator with Joseph Hollister as surety." Ebenezer Temple and John Knapp were the appraisers (Bennington, Vt. Probate Rec.). 
EDDY, Obadiah (I77006)
9398 When James ascended the English throne in 1603, he had already been king of Scotland for 36 years. There, he had ruled by the Divine Right of Kings - whereby kings were appointed by God and so were not answerable to men. This style of government was unacceptable inEngland, so he ruled for long periods without Parliament. He thus squandered the legacy of strong government left to him by Elizabeth I.

The two principal favourites of James I were, in succession, Robert Ker and George Villiers. Ker, Earl of Somerset, was entrusted with the King's most intimate business. He angered the nation by encouraging the King to make an alliance with Spain, and by helping to raise dubious taxes. By 1616 the King had taken to Villiers, who became Earl of Buckingham.

The Gunpowder Plot was hatched by conspirators disgruntled with the King's failure to grant toleration of Catholics. they planned to blow up the House of Lords when the King came for the opening of Parliament on 5 November 1605. they dug a tunnel under the House of Lords and filled a cellar with barrels of gunpowder. However, he plot was foiled when one of the conspirators, Guy Fawkes, was discovered in the cellar with the gunpowder. the conspirators were arrested, tried, and executed.

Although well educated, James appeared foolish, and was known as the 'wisest fool in Christendom'.  
SCOTLAND, James I (Stuart) King of (I55619)
9399 When Lester Dunbar Mapes was born on January 14, 1866, in Brooklyn, New York, his father, Daniel, was 32 and his mother, Mary, was 32. He married Edith Louise Tuthill on March 24, 1897, in his hometown. They had three children in 15 years. He died on October 24, 1944, in Dominican Republic, at the age of 78 and was buried there in a vault at the Episcopal Church, Ciudad Trujillo, Dominican Republic. He and Edith had 3 sons:
Gerald Sinclair Mapes b.6Feb1899, d.30Jan1984
Bruce Allen Mapes b.11Aug1901, d.18Feb1961
Donald Lester Mapes b.5Jul1914-Berlin,Germany; d.15Jan1987

The Report Of The Death Of An American Citizen, shows he was interred in a vault at Episcopal Church, Ave. Independencia, Ciudad Trujillo (now Santo Domingo), Dominican Republic, on October 25, 1944. Died of heart failure per Dr Bruce R. McCampbell, Lt. U.S.N., interment arranged by C. R. Mather, a partner in the firm with whom Lester Mapes was employed.
Ciudad Trujillo, the capital of the Dominican Republic in 1940, was the port of entry for most of the settlers. They arrived in ships or by air, stayed a few days in ?La Capital,? and then were transported by car, truck or bus to Sosua.

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Created by: Lorraine Hess 
MAPES, Lester Dunbar (I37706)
9400 When sixteen years old he removed with his father from Colchester to Ellington, Ct., and March 11, 1754, his father deeded him a house and farm there. In 1767, he removed to Ludlow, Mass., then a part of Springfield, where he was one of the pioneers and a leading man in church and public affairs, and a public official in various capacities. His last years were spent in Monson with his son Benjamin.  FULLER, Joshua (I77502)

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