Wm. H.T. McDermid-Sarah J. Breckinridge Family

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Descendants of Edward William (Rev.) Breckinridge

by Sheila Spencer Stover
aka Firehair Shining Spirit
copyright 1981, 2007, all rights reserved.

Generation No. 1

1.  REV EDWARD WILLIAM (REV)5 BRECKINRIDGE  (MICHAEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, UNKNOWN FATHER1) born 20 Nov 1807Dover, Co. Kent, Eng, died 03 Apr 1885Binghamton, Broome Co., NY.  He married (1) MARY ANN ADKINS 26 Apr 1831 in St. George's Episcopal Ch, Ramsgate,  Kent, Eng, daughter of HENRY ADKINS and MARY HENCHSTEPPE.  She was born 11 Apr 1802 in St. Lawrence, Kent Co., Eng, and died 18 Mar 1867 in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY - bur Spring Forest Cem.  He married (2) MRS. LUNA N. HALL 1871 in Broome Co., NY.  She was born in Chenango Co., NY  (was "of New Berlin"), and died 19 May 1895 in Burlington, NY - bur there.

Notes for REV EDWARD WILLIAM (REV) BRECKINRIDGE:
1850 United States Federal Census Record

Name: Edward Breckenridge
Age: 42 --  Est birth year: abt 1808
Birth place: England   Home in 1850  McDonough, Chenango, NY
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1855 NY State Census ists,  Chenango,  1st Enumeration Dist.,
 family # 109 lists Edward W., Mary A,   5 children at home.

1860 United States Federal Census

Name: E W Breckenridge  - -   listed as Methodist  minister
Age in 1860: 52    Birth Year: abt 1808 
Birthplace: England 
Home in 1860: Springville, Susquehanna, PA
Post Office: Montrose

Household Members: Name Age
E W Breckenridge 52 
Mary A Breckenridge 58 
Henry A Breckenridge 27 
Edward H Breckenridge 25 
John L Breckenridge 23 
Charlotte E Breckenridge 21 
Sarah J Breckenridge 19 
Martha I Breckenridge 16 
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 Bapt 16 Dec 1807 Dover. According to Martha Isabella's letters, written late 1800s, Edward was named for an esteemed Admiral, Sir Edward Owen.
Md  St. George's Episcopal Church, Ramsgate, Kent Co.,  by Rev Richard Harvey, Jr.  (Church/Bible records)  He emigrated with his wife, small son in 1833 to NY State.  I've speculated Edward's mother may have remarried or died, releasing him  - the youngest/ last born---from any obligation to her.

He was a minister, active with the Methodist Wyoming Valley Conference, appearing in the large book of their clergy.  Where he was educated is not known. His list of churches changed regularly, the children being born in varying spots in central, southern tier, NY.

He, his wife, much of the family, is buried  Spring Forest Cem, Binghamton, NY.

Notes for MARY ANN ADKINS:  Already a minister's wife when they left England, one can only speculate about her life, thoughts, habits. She basically left home, family, known  surroundings  to travel to Binghamton, NY.   In later years, her  sister, Martha Adkins , joined them, living in the house hold until her death.

Marriage Notes for EDWARD BRECKINRIDGE and MARY ADKINS:  Marriage performed by Rev. Richard Harvey, Jr. (Bible record of Rev.Edw Wm Breckinridge.)
 
           Children of EDWARD BRECKINRIDGE and MARY ADKINS are:

2. i. HENRY ADKINS6 BRECKINRIDGE, b. 26 Feb 1832, Ramsgate, Kent Co., Eng; d. 23 Mar 1913, Binghamton, NY.
 ii. EDWARD HILLER BRECKINRIDGE, b. 22 Aug 1833, Utica, Oneida Co., NY; d. 1833, NY State.
 iii. EDWARD HILLER BRECKINRIDGE, b. 24 May 1835, NY Mills, Oneida Co., NY; d. 1901, Ossining, NY.

Notes for EDWARD HILLER BRECKINRIDGE:  Never married, worked for US Treasury Dept.(rec. of Martha Isabella, govt rec)
1880 United States Census 

 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Joseph W. BABE   Self   M   Male   W   58   NY   Clerk Treas Dept   ENG   ENG 
 Mary A. BABE   Wife   M   Female   W   59   MA   Keeping House   MA   MA 
 Lorenzo RICE   Cousin   W   Male   W   75   MA   Carpet Renovator   MA   MA 
 Lorenzo RICE   Cousin   S   Male   W   38   MA   Carpet Cleaner   MA   MA 
 Quartus RICE   Cousin   S   Male   W   59   MA   Machinist   MA   MA 
 Edward H. BRECKINRIDGE   Other   S   Male   W   45   NY   Clerk Treas Dept   ENG   ENG 

  Census Place Washington, Washington, D.C., District of Columbia
  Fam Hist Lib Film   1254122     NA Film   T9-0122  Pg   411B     
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3. iv. JOHN STORRY (REV/DDS) BRECKINRIDGE, b. 12 Jul 1837, Augusta, Oneida Co., NY; d. 1900, Delaware Co., NY - bur Old Brooklyn Cem-PA.
4. v. CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH BRECKINRIDGE, b. 19 Apr 1839, Winfield, Herkimer Co., NY; d. 1879, Broome Co., NY.

5. vi. SARAH JANE BRECKINRIDGE, b. 20 May 1841, Ames, Montgomery Co., NY; d. 1898, Omaha, Neb.


 vii. MARY ANNE BRECKINRIDGE, b. 27 Apr 1843, Springfield, Otsego Co., NY; d. May 1843, Otsego Co., NY.
 viii. MARTHA ISABELLA BRECKINRIDGE, b. 16 Apr 1844, Deansville, Oneida Co., NY; d. 1919, Binghamton, Broome Co. , NY.

Notes for MARTHA ISABELLA BRECKINRIDGE:
Listed in parents household  early census--beginning 1850 when every name was listed on the US census. ---

By 1880,  is living/visiting with her sister, brother in law, Omaha, NE.  Redhaired, beautiful, a talented pianist, she appears to have been the family historian and genealogist.   Her letters were stted to have been  voluminous, she corresponded both here and over seas with  kin, supposed kin,  statesmen, leaders and educators about the varying Breckinridge groups.  She spent a lot of words and time explaining their history, migrations,  the myths of some  "tales"---the truth of others.  She certainly had a tight grasp of who moved where with whom and when, usually why---

Clarence Breckinridge Odessa, NY visited with my Gt Uncle Bob in Binghamton,  with me, my children, in Warners, NY--early 70s-we also went to his home.  He showed me copies of her letters to Sen James Breckinridge of KY---the originals of which are housed at University of Virginia.

Supposedly her papers took up an entire room. In several instances of her writings, she refers to/ mentions  her files, books, papers, etc.  Would love to know what happened to them.  I would have thought I'd died and gone to heaven to sit and visit with HER!

 ix. ROBERT NEWTON BRECKINRIDGE, b. 02 Sep 1846, Brookfield, Madison Co., NY; d. 1847, Bainbridge, NY.

Notes for ROBERT NEWTON BRECKINRIDGE:  Town of Bainbridge - DEATHS Reported in 1847

 pg. 24 - BRECKENRIDGE, Robert; 1 yrs; Dec. 19; worms

Generation No. 2

2.  HENRY ADKINS6 BRECKINRIDGE (EDWARD WILLIAM (REV)5, MICHAEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, UNKNOWN FATHER1) was born 26 Feb 1832 Ramsgate, Kent Co., Eng, and died 23 Mar 1913 in Binghamton, NY.  He married (1) LUCY ANN GATES 01 Aug 1862 in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY, daughter of STEPHEN GATES and SARAH DRAPER.  She was born 23 Feb 1831 in Wayne Co., PA, and died 05 May 1878 in Binghamton, NY.  He married (2) LYDIA JANE MAPLE(S) 21 Dec 1881 in Newark Valley, NY.  She was born 13 Jan 1835 in Berkshire, Tioga Co., NY, and died 1917 in Broome Co., NY.

Notes for HENRY ADKINS BRECKINRIDGE:
The Breckinridge Bible, given Henry on his wedding day to Lucy Ann Gates, by his parents. -  (NY American Bible Soc 1862) states marriage ceremony was performed by the Rev. E./W..... Breckinridge at the residence of Rev. F.L. Hiller. 

Henry was a printer/engraver by trade, an educated man, little personal information has surfaced to date.
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1910 United States Federal Census

Name: Henry A Breckinridge
Age in 1910: 78   Estimated birth year: abt 1832
Birthplace: England   Relation to Head of House: Head 
Father's Birth Place: England    Mother's Birth Place: England 
Spouse's name: Lydia J
Home in 1910: Binghamton Ward 12, Broome, New York
Marital Status: Married 
Race: White    Gender: Male 
Year of Immigration: 1832 

Household Members: Name Age
Henry A.  Breckinridge 78 
Lydia J.  Breckinridge 75 
  
Notes for LUCY ANN GATES:    It dawned on me while working on the data input---Lucy didn't marry until she was 31---quite late for the era she lived in.  She had her children beginning in/well into her 30s, early 40s--the last one born when she was 44.

Nothing survived abt Lucy Ann--not even a photo, to my knowledge.  I have her gold  locket, there are faded tiny ovals inside that were Henry and Lucy---but not enough left for a restoration specialist to work with.  Somewhere there are probably the large photos  they were taken from, who has them isn't known.

Lisle (NY) Methodist Church records: 1856-1886''p. 70  Henry A., Lucy A. Breckinridge  are both listed on the 1870 membership list--the remark states:  "removed".

Bible pages of Edward William, son, Henry Adkins, give Lucy's birth yr. as 1833.

Notes for LYDIA JANE MAPLE(S):  Marriage ceremony performed by Rev. E.W. Breckinridge, assisted by Rev. Jay Elizbee.
 
Children of HENRY BRECKINRIDGE and LUCY GATES are:
6. i. ARTHUR GATES7 BRECKINRIDGE, b. 06 Aug 1864, Binghamton, Broome Co., NY; d. 10 May 1940, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO.
 ii. MARY GRACE BRECKINRIDGE, b. 04 Jun 1867, Binghamton, Broome Co. , NY.

Notes for MARY GRACE BRECKINRIDGE:  Class of 1885  
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GRACE BRECKINRIDGE
Pawling, New York.
Ph. D., Cornell, 1892. a year of study abroad. Teaching.
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Onondaga & Schenectady Co. New York, 1908-09 Yearbooks & Support Reports

Name: Mary Grace Breckinridge
Report: Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction New York 1889 
Residence: Broome 
Comments: State Scholars Appointed at Cornell University 6/2/1888 
 
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Traveled extensively, visted the family in England, toured numerous foreign countries with her sisters.  Bible says she was born on a Tuesday.1930 United States Federal Census Record

Name: Grace A Breckinridge
Age: 62   Est birth year: abt 1868 
Relation to head-of-house: Sister 
Home in 1930: Rochester, Monroe, New York  (Fulton St, owned by her sister.)

7. iii.   LUCY EVA BRECKINRIDGE, b. 19 Jun 1869, Binghamton, Broome Co. , NY; d. 1935, Brooklyn, NY.
    iv.   CHARLOTTE (LOTTIE) SARABELLE BRECKINRIDGE, b. 26 Sep 1872, Binghamton, Broome Co. , NY; d. Rochester, Monroe Co., NY.

Notes for CHARLOTTE (LOTTIE) SARABELLE BRECKINRIDGE:  Born on Saturday.  Aunt Lottie never md, was well educated, traveled as did her sisters.  I corresponded with her when I was very young---beginning back in Binghamton, NY---have retained a few of her letters.  She was very family minded,  greatly interested in our  history, extremely pleased I was interested, liked to hear about everyone.   She spent her last years in a retirement home she described as being "very lovely, with many kind and interesting people."      In tying down as many loose ends as possible, I learned she left me money/ jewelry in her will. It was distributed by the executor of the estate, to my mother, it appears, but I didn't  know of it until  lately (2006)

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1910 United States Federal Census

Name: Charlotte S Breckinridge
Age in 1910: 32 Est birth year: abt 1878
Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of House: Lodger--occupation--nurse to prvt family
Father's Birth Place: England             Mother's Birth Place: Pennsylvania 
Home in 1910: South Pasadena, Los Angeles, California
Marital Status: Single   Race: White   Gender: Female 

Household Members: Name Age
Martha E Wood 72 
May S Cater 39 
Ernest Bull 35 
Charlotte S Breckinridge  32
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1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Charlotta Breckinridge
Home in 1930: Rochester, Monroe, New York
Age: 57   Estimated birth year: abt 1873 
Birthplace: New York 
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Race: White

Household Members: Name Age
Charlotta Breckinridge 57 
Grace A Breckinridge 62 
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 v. LINCOLN HILLER BRECKINRIDGE, b. 1875, Binghamton, Broome Co., NY; d. 1875, Binghamton - bur Spring Forest Cem..

3.  JOHN STORRY (REV/DDS)6 BRECKINRIDGE (EDWARD WILLIAM (REV)5, MICHAEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, UNKNOWN FATHER1) was born 12 Jul 1837 in Augusta, Oneida Co., NY, and died 1900 in Delaware Co., NY - bur Old Brooklyn Cem-PA.  He married MARY ADELINE ASHLEY 04 Jun 1863 in Susquehanna Co., PA, daughter of ROLLIN ASHLEY and ROSANNA BLACKMAN.  She was born 28 May 1841 in Brooklyn, Susquehanna Co., PA, and died 28 Feb 1913 in NY--bur  Old Brooklyn Cem-PA.

Notes for JOHN STORRY (REV/DDS) BRECKINRIDGE:  According to his desc, he was the first to receive a Doctor of Divinity degree from Syracuse University.
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Brooklyn, New York Directories, 1888-1890
 Name: (Rev.) John S. Breckinridge
Location 2: 216 Garfield place 
Year: 1889, 1890 
City: Brooklyn    State: NY 
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Rev. John Storry Breckinridge D. D.
Born  in Oneida Co., N. Y. 1838
Died  in Stamford, N. Y. 1900

Notes for MARY ADELINE ASHLEY:
Mary AshleyBreckinridge
Wife of  John Storry  Breckinridge
Died Feb. 28, 1913
    ( back)

Children of JOHN BRECKINRIDGE and MARY ASHLEY are:
8. i. ROLLIN (ROLLISON?) ASHLEY7 BRECKINRIDGE, b. 01 Aug 1867, Brooklyn, Susquehanna Co., PA; d. Bet. 1903 - 1908, NY.(suicide)
 ii. FLORENCE ASHLEY BRECKINRIDGE, b. 30 Sep 1874, CT.

4.  CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH6 BRECKINRIDGE (EDWARD WILLIAM (REV)5, MICHAEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, UNKNOWN FATHER1) was born 19 Apr 1839 in Winfield, Herkimer Co., NY, and died 1879 in Broome Co., NY.  She married GEORGE MCCULLOUGH BRIGGS 05 Nov 1856 in Ashland, Wayne Co., NY, son of BENJAMIN BRIGGS and JOANNA UNKNOWN.  He was born 11 Apr 1832 in Center Lisle, Broome Co., NY, and died 18 Jan 1902 in Nanticke, Broome Co., NY.

Notes for CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH BRECKINRIDGE:
1870 United States Federal Census

Name: Charlotte E Briggs
Estimated birth year: abt 1839
Age in 1870: 31  --  Birthplace: New York 
Home in 1870: Lisle, Broome, New York
 
Race: White   - Gender: Female 
Post Office: Lisle Broome Co. 
 
Via the internet, I discovered  a direct descendant of this line, Jane Finch Quigley.  We've become acquainted, visited each others homes- They came here in Jan of 2002, I stopped there in DC going/coming back thru---Sept/Oct 2004.  They are GREAT folks.

Not so oddly, Jane and I are also cousins via Finch and a couple other  ancestral lines.

Notes for GEORGE MCCULLOUGH BRIGGS:
1850 United States Federal Census

Name: George M Briggs
Age: 18    Est birth year: abt 1832
Birth Place: New York
Race: White  Gender: Male
Home in 1850     Lisle, Broome, NY
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1860 United States Federal Census
Name: George M Briggs
Age in 1860: 29  Birth Year: abt 1831 
Birthplace: New York 
Home in 1860: Lisle, Broome, NY
Gender: Male     Post Office: Killawog

Household Members: Name Age
George M Briggs 29 
Charlotte E Briggs 21 
Anna B Briggs 9.12
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 Household Record  1880 United States Census 

 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 George M. BRIGGS   Self   W   Male   W   48   NY   Carpenter   NY   NY  (incorrect)
 Alvah FINCH   SonL   M   Male   W   23   NY   Printer   NY   NY 
 Anna FINCH   Dau   M   Female   W   20   NY   Housekeeper   NY   NY 
 Ray FINCH   GSon   S   Male   W   7M   NY      NY   NY 
 Benjamin BRIGGS   Son   S   Male   W   13   NY   Attends School   NY   NY 
 Jennie HEATH   Other   S   Female   W   17   NY   Domestic Servant   NY   NY 

  Census Place 4th Ward, District 2, Binghamton, Broome, New York
  Fam Hist Lib Film   1254810     NA Film    T9-0810    Pg   172A   
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1900 United States Federal Census

Name: George M Briggs
Home in 1900: Nanticoke, Broome, New York
Age: 64  Est birth year: abt 1836 
Birthplace: New York 
Relationship to head-of-house: Partner 
Race: White    Occupation: Farmer

Household Members: Name Age
Henry Elliott 59 
Louisa M Elliott 77 
Martin M Elliott 15 
George M Briggs 64 --says he's a widower,  b. April of 1834,  in NY,  both parents b. Mass

          Children of CHARLOTTE BRECKINRIDGE and GEORGE BRIGGS are:
9. i. ANNA BELLE (ANABEL) LOUISE7 BRIGGS, b. 29 Aug 1859, Manningville, Broome Co., NY; d. 07 Aug 1912, Northwood, Herkimer Co., NY.
10. ii. BENJAMIN CHASE BRIGGS, b. 06 Jul 1866, Yorkshire,  Broome Co., NY.

5.  SARAH JANE6 BRECKINRIDGE (EDWARD WILLIAM (REV)5, MICHAEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, UNKNOWN FATHER1) was born 20 May 1841 in Ames, Montgomery Co., NY,died 1898 in Omaha, Neb.  She married WILLIAM H. T. MCDIARMID Oct 1865.  He was born Jun 1848 in Scotland.

Notes for WILLIAM H. T. MCDIARMID:
1880, this family was living in Omaha, Douglas Co., NE.  Family notes state they had 5 sons.  Letters written in the 1920s say 2 were living at that time.

1880 United States Federal Census Record

Name: Wm. Mcdiermid
Age: 31 Estimated birth year: abt 1849
Birthplace: SCOT
Occupation: Foreman     -  Herald Office
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska
Marital status: Married
Race: White   Gender: Male
Spouse's name: Sarha Mcdiermid
Father's birthplace: SCO
Mother's birthplace: SCO

Household Record  1880 United States Census 

 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Wm. MCDIERMID   Self   M   Male   W   31   SCO   Foreman Herald Office   SCO   SCO 
 Sarha MCDIERMID   Wife   M   Female   W   39   NY      ENG   ENG 
 Johanne MCDIERMID   Son   S   Male   W   12   ENG      SCO   NY 
 Robert MCDIERMID   Son   S   Male   W   6M   NE      SCO   NY 
 Bell BIECKNITZTH  (Breckinridge)  SisterL   S   Female   W   36   NY      ENG   ENG 

  Census Place Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska
  Fam Hist Lib Film   1254747
  NA Film
 



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 According to the Omaha 1900 census, he emigrated 1873.  He's a widower, says he has 6 children, 3 of whom are living that date. (2 are in the home , going to school)

 Children of SARAH BRECKINRIDGE and WILLIAM MCDIARMID are:
 i. JOHANNE7 MACDIARMID, b. 1868, England.
 ii. ROBERT MACDIARMID, b. 1879, Omaha,Neb

Notes for ROBERT MACDIARMID:
1880 United States Federal Census Record

Name: Robert Mcdiermid
Age: 6M  - -Est birth year: abt 1879
Birthplace: Nebraska
Relationship to head-of-household: Son
Home in 1880: Omaha, Douglas, Neb
Marital status: Single
Race: White  - - Gender: Male
Father's name: Wm. Mcdiermid
Father's birthplace: SCOT
Mother's name: Sarah Mcdiermid
Mother's birthplace: NY
 

11. iii. STUART BRECKINRIDGE MACDIARMID, b. 05 Jun 1881, Omaha, Neb.
12. iv. LESLIE FREDERICK MACDIARMID, b. 25 Dec 1884, Omaha, Neb.
 v. FIFTH SON MACDIARMID.

Generation No. 3

6.  ARTHUR GATES7 BRECKINRIDGE (HENRY ADKINS6, EDWARD WILLIAM (REV)5, MICHAEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, UNKNOWN FATHER1) was born 06 Aug 1864 in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY, and died 10 May 1940 in Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO.  He married EFFIE EDITH NOXON 11 Feb 1889 in Berkshire, Tioga Co., NY, daughter of LAWEN NOXON and FRANCES HAIGHT.  She was born 28 Aug 1867 in Speedsville, Tompkins Co., NY, and died 02 Aug 1945 in Austerlitz, Putnam Co., NY.

Notes for ARTHUR GATES BRECKINRIDGE:   Reputedly one of the first Journalism graduates of Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.  He was, for a time,  according to the journal of his mother in law,  a teacher. He  worked  for the Syracuse Herald - later the Syracuse Herald Journal - necessitating the family live in Syracuse.
On their return to Binghamton, Arthur worked for the old Binghamton Sun.  That didn't work out  well, he was, according to family lore, memory, considered "too liberal" and "socialist" in his views, writings, eventually moved to Staten Island, NY where he worked, wrote.

He was courtly, a "perfect gentleman",  great admirer of the ladies.  He wrote essays, poetry for all occasions, some of which have survived til now, as have numerous letters he wrote varying family members.   They show him to have been mannerly, complimentary, concerned, quick to give praise, gentle advice.  Even his  admonishments were couched in kind words, always supportive.
He obviously made excellent money--even during the 30s. It was his funds that supported/ helped support, his daughter, Margurite, her husband and daughters.  He paid often  for his other children, their famiies, also contributed greatly to the well being of his sisters, his nephew, Edward Graham.  The house up on Ross Park Dr, referred to as "Airy acres" was purchased by him,  put in the name of his wife,Effie.
When Arthur retired, he was not allowed to come home. (the  exact circumstances have not surfaced  - there was no scandal--the journal of Bertha Haight Noxen clearly shows it was  a marraige performed instantly due to her "death bed wish" which may have had some bearing once the children were out and on their own? (Bertha actually lived  into her 90s--however!) so,  it remains somewhat of a mystery/matter of  speculation..
Having read his letters, known how much he did for all his beloved family, the great joy he took in being with, socializing  among--them, I , personally wonder at the isolation in which he spent  the end of his life.
Arthur  went to the Union Printers Home in Colorado Springs, where he died.  His son, Bob,  brought him home, and he is buried in Spring Forest Cemetery with the rest of the Breckinridges. 
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Binghamton High School    Class of 1884

Valedictorian Kittie V. Simmons
Salutatorian Henry A. Stephens
Motto Nulla dies sine linea

ARTHUR G. BRECKENRIDGE    2215 Clarendon Road, Brooklyn, New York.
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Binghamton, New York Directories, 1888-90 Record
 
Name: Arthur G. Breckinridge
City: Binghamton    State: NY 
Occupation: reporter 
Year: 1888  Business Name: Leader  (lead type setter occupation)
Location 2: boards 7 Arthur 
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Binghamton, New York Directories, 1888-90 Record

Name: Arthur G. Breckinridge
City: Binghamton    State: NY 
Occupation: clerk  Year: 1889 
Location 2: boards 7 Arthur 
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Binghamton, New York Directories, 1888-90 Record

Name: Arthur G. Breckinridge
City: Binghamton    State: NY 
Occupation: editorial staff 
Year: 1890  Business Name: Bing. Republican 
Location 2: 84 Chapin 
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1900 United States Federal Census

Name: Arthur Breckinridge
Home in 1900: Syracuse Ward 5, Onondaga, New York
Age: 35    Estimated birth year: abt 1865 
Birthplace: New York 
Relationship to head-of-house: Head 
Spouse's name: Effie E
Race: White 

Household Members: Name Age
Arthur Breckinridge 35 
Effie E Breckinridge 33 
Marguerite Breckinridge 9 
Edith Breckinridge 7 
Robert N Breckinridge 4 
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 1920 United States Federal Census Record
Name: Arthur G Breckinridge

Age: 55 years    --  Estimated birth year: abt 1865
Birthplace: New York    Race: White
Home in 1920: Binghamton Ward 5, Broome, New York
Home owned: Own  
Marital status: Married 
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Able to read: Yes     Able to Write: Yes 
Mother's Birth Place: New York 
Father's Birth Place: England 
Image: 252 
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1920 United States Federal Census
 
Name: Arthur G Breckinridge

Home in 1920: Binghamton Ward 5, Broome, New York
Age: 55 years   Estimated birth year: abt 1865
Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Spouse's name: Effie S
Father's Birth Place: England 
Mother's Birth Place: New York 
Marital Status: Married 
Race: White Sex: Male
Home owned: Own 
Able to read: Yes  Able to Write: Yes 
Image: 252 
 
Household Members: Name Age
Arthur G Breckinridge 55 
Effie S Breckinridge 55 
Edith N Breckinridge 26 
Robert N Breckinridge 23 
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 1930, living in Brooklyn with his nephew, Edward Graham,  Arthur's occupation is listed as proof reader, New York Sun.

Notes for EFFIE EDITH NOXON:
A tiny lady, with a lovely, but sad, face.  According to her mother's journal, she was a school teacher, only friends with the often visiting "Mr. B"--whose sisters  also visited at length in the Noxon home. It did appear "Mr B" was more interested in pretty Effie than the other way around.

She was a talented artist-many of her hand painted china, collectibles in the hands of her gt. grand daughter.---she was an adept seamstress, making her own clothes, dresses for her much younger sister, May.  She seemed to be active, out and about with, her friends, colleagues, and a caring daughter. sister. Her only granddaughters spent  many summers, vacations with her in Binghamton, but I never heard anything about the relationship between Effie, her own daughters.

I remember the house up on the hill--the wide porch that overlooked  a large portion of Binghamton NY. The yard was huge, dropped off sharply into a small ravine, where Effie (Gt. Grandma B)

1900 United States Federal Census Record

Name: Effie E Breckinridge
Home in 1900: Syracuse Ward 5, Onondaga, New York
Age: 33  --Estimated birth year: abt 1867 
Birthplace: New York 
Race: White 
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife 
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1930 United States Federal Census Record

Name: Ellie (Effie) Breckinridge
Age: 63 --  Estimated birth year: abt 1867 
Birthplace: New York 
Relation to head-of-house: Head 
Race: White 

Household Members: Name Age
Ellie (Effie) Breckinridge 63 
Edith Breckinridge 37 
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 Children of ARTHUR BRECKINRIDGE and EFFIE NOXON are:

 i. EDITH HAZEL8 BRECKINRIDGE, b. 25 Dec 1893, Binghamton, Broome Co., NY; d. Nov 1986, Oneonta, Otsego Co., NY; m. CHESTER J. OSBORNE, 17 May 1939, Great Bend, PA; b. 30 Jul 1901, Albany, Albany Co., NY; d. Feb 1979, Austerlitz, NY.

Notes for EDITH HAZEL BRECKINRIDGE:

Edith OSBORN
Birth : 25 Dec 1892   Death : Nov 1986
SSN:  115-28-6401 State :  New York
Death Residence Localities
Oneonta, Otsego, New York
West End, Otsego, New York

Notes for CHESTER J. OSBORNE:
Chester OSBORN
Birth : 30 Jul 1901   Death : Feb 1979
SSN:  069-10-7491
State Issued:  New York
 Death Residence Localities          Austerlitz, Columbia Co., New York

13. ii. MARGURITE BRECKINRIDGE, b. 20 Sep 1890, Binghamton, Broome Co., NY; d. 07 Mar 1939, Oneonta, Otsego Co., NY.
14. iii. ROBERT NOXON BRECKINRIDGE, b. 25 Aug 1895, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY; d. 02 Oct 1973, Binghamton, Broome Co., NY.

7.  LUCY EVA7 BRECKINRIDGE (HENRY ADKINS6, EDWARD WILLIAM (REV)5, MICHAEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, UNKNOWN FATHER1) was born 19 Jun 1869 in Binghamton, Broome Co. , NY, and died 1935 in Brooklyn, NY.  She married CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS GRAHAM 28 Dec 1892 in Binghamton, NY.  He died Bef. 09 Jun 1910 in NYC.

Notes for LUCY EVA BRECKINRIDGE:
1910,  residing in Richmond,NY on Richmond Turnpike,no occupation---states she is mother to one child,1living that time.  Edward, 16,i swith her, a student.

1920 United States Federal Census

Name: Eva B Graham
Home in 1920: Brooklyn Assembly District 21, Kings, New York
Age: 49 years   Est birth year: abt 1871
Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of House: Mother 
Father's Birth Place: New York 
Mother's Birth Place: New York 
Marital Status: Widow 
Race: White
 Able to read: Yes   Able to Write: Yes 
Image: 34 

Household Members: Name Age
Edward B Graham 25 
Eva B Graham 49 
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1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Eva Graham
Home in 1930: Brooklyn, Kings, New York
Age: 61 Est birth year: abt 1869 
Birthplace: New York 
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Race: White
 
Household Members: Name Age
Eva Graham 61 
Arthur Brankribridg 65  -brother
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Marriage Notes for LUCY BRECKINRIDGE and CHRISTOPHER GRAHAM:
md by Rev. William,  record in the family Bible.
 
Child of LUCY BRECKINRIDGE and CHRISTOPHER GRAHAM is:
 i. EDWARD BRECKINRIDGE8 GRAHAM, b. 04 Feb 1894, New Paltz, NY; d. May 1958; m. FLORENCE MARSHALL, 24 Jul 1926, Calif; b. Abt. 1904, NY.

Notes for EDWARD BRECKINRIDGE GRAHAM:
1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Edward Graham
Age in 1910: 16   Estimated birth year: abt 1894
Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of House: Son 
Father's Birth Place: New York 
Mother's name: Eva 
Mother's Birth Place: New York 
Home in 1910: Richmond Ward 3, Richmond, New York
Marital Status: Single 
Race: White   Gender: Male 

Household Members: Name Age
Eva Graham 38 
Edward Graham 16 
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 1917 Draft Registration says he is a dentist, self employed, single, his office is 3004 Clarendon Rd., Brooklyn.  He is described as tall and blonde.  He was listed has having served 2 yrs.,, was a Pvt. with the 12th Infantry.  (WWI)

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
 
Name: Edward Breckinridge Graham
City: Manhattan 
County: New York 
State: New York 
Birthplace: New York; United States of America 
Birth Date: 4 Feb 1894
Race: White 
Roll: 1786809 
Draft Board: 149 
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1920 United States Federal Census

Name: Edward B Graham
Home in 1920: Brooklyn Assembly District 21, Kings, New York
Age: 25 years    Est birth year: abt 1895
Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Father's Birth Place: New York 
Mother's name: Eva B
Mother's Birth Place: New York 
Marital Status: Single  Race: White
Home owned: Rent 
Able to read: Yes  Able to Write: Yes 
Image: 34 

Household Members: Name Age
Edward B Graham 25 
Eva B Graham 49 
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1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Edward Graham
Home in 1930: Brooklyn, Kings, New York
Age: 36   Est birth year: abt 1894 
Birthplace: New York 
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Spouse's name: Florence
Race: White   Occupation: dentist

Household Members: Name Age
Edward Graham 36 
Florence Graham 28 
Graham, Eva  - wd - Mthr
Breckinridge, Arthur - brother (to Eva, obviously) 
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                   Residing 276 East 23rd St,  NYC 1920, occuation  seems to be dentist

8.  ROLLIN (ROLLISON?) ASHLEY7 BRECKINRIDGE (JOHN STORRY (REV/DDS)6, EDWARD WILLIAM (REV)5, MICHAEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, UNKNOWN FATHER1) was born 01 Aug 1867 in Brooklyn, Susquehanna Co., PA, and died Bet. 1903 - 1908 in NY.  He married MAUD S. SUMMERFIELD 1891 in NYC.  She was born Jul 1869 in NY   (fthr b Nova Scotia).

Notes for ROLLIN (ROLLISON?) ASHLEY BRECKINRIDGE:
Listed,  1900 census--as a lawyer---he, wife, dghtr, living with his parents in NJ
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1900 United States Federal Census

Name: Rollinson A Breckenridge
Home in 1900: Millburn, Essex, New Jersey
Age: 30  Est birth year: abt 1870 
Birthplace: Pennsylvania 
Relationship to head-of-house: Son 
Father's name: John B
Mother's name: Mary A
Race: White 

Household Members: Name Age
John B Breckenridge 60 
Mary A Breckenridge 52 
Florence A Breckenridge 23 
Rollinson A Breckenridge 30 
Maud S Breckenridge 30 
Margery S Breckenridge 6 
Catherine Mc Gee 22  -   servant
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Rollin commited suicide.
 
Brooklyn, New York Directories, 1888-1890

Name: Rolin A. Breckinridge
Location 2: 216 Garfield place 
Year: 1889, 1890 
City: Brooklyn 
State: NY 
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Notes for MAUD S. SUMMERFIELD:
Resising Kings Co., NY 1920---remarried, new husband an attorney also.
 
Children of ROLLIN BRECKINRIDGE and MAUD SUMMERFIELD are:
 i. MARGERY S.8 BRECKINRIDGE, b. 1894, NY.

Notes for MARGERY S. BRECKINRIDGE:
1920 United States Federal Census

Name: Margery S Breckenridge
Home in 1920: Brooklyn Assembly District 10, Kings, New York
Age: 26 years    Est birth year: abt 1894
Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of House: Stepdaughter 
Father's Birth Place: New York 
Mother's name: Maud S
Mother's Birth Place: New York 
Marital Status: Single 
Race: White
Able to read: Yes    Able to Write: Yes 
Image: 414 

Household Members: Name Age
Henry M Dater 50  -step father--
Maud S Dater 50 
Margery S Breckenridge 26 
John S Breckenridge 18 
Henry M Dater 10 
Florence Summerfield 46 

15. ii. JOHN S. BRECKINRIDGE, b. 21 Mar 1901, Queens, NY.

9.  ANNA BELLE (ANABEL) LOUISE7 BRIGGS (CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH6 BRECKINRIDGE, EDWARD WILLIAM (REV)5, MICHAEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, UNKNOWN FATHER1) was born 29 Aug 1859 in Manningville, Broome Co., NY, and died 07 Aug 1912 in Northwood, Herkimer Co., NY.  She married ALVAH FRANCIS FINCH 1878 in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY, son of DUDLEY FINCH and MARGARET SEVERSON.  He was born 22 Jul 1858 in Conklin, Broome Co., NY, and died 13 Dec 1902 in Roscoe, Sullivan Co., NY.

Notes for ANNA BELLE (ANABEL) LOUISE BRIGGS:
1860 United States Federal Census

Name: Anna B Briggs
Age in 1860: 9/12  --   Birth Year: abt 1859 
Birthplace: New York 
Home in 1860: Lisle, Broome, New York
Gender: Female 
Post Office: Killawog
 
Household Members: Name Age
George M Briggs 29 
Charlotte E Briggs 21 
Anna B Briggs 9.12 
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Notes for ALVAH FRANCIS FINCH:
Buried Spring Forest Cemetery with his wife.
 
Children of ANNA BRIGGS and ALVAH FINCH are:
16. i. RAY FREDERICK8 FINCH, b. 17 Oct 1879, Binghamton Broome Co., NY; d. 19 Apr 1963, Daytona Beach, Volusia Co., Fl.
 ii. WILLIAM EDWARD FINCH, b. 17 May 1884, Binghamton, Broome Co., NY; d. 26 Apr 1948.
 iii. MINOT D. FINCH, b. 31 Jan 1889, Binghamton, Broome Co., NY; d. 31 May 1940.

10.  BENJAMIN CHASE7 BRIGGS (CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH6 BRECKINRIDGE, EDWARD WILLIAM (REV)5, MICHAEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, UNKNOWN FATHER1) was born 06 Jul 1866 in Yorkshire,  Broome Co., NY.  He married IDA M. UNKNOWN Abt. 1883.  She was born Aug 1866 in Iowa.
 
Children of BENJAMIN BRIGGS and IDA UNKNOWN are:
 i. CHARLOTTE (LOTTIE) MAY8 BRIGGS, b. 14 Feb 1884, NY State.
 ii. GEORGE WILLIAM BRIGGS, b. 28 Sep 1886, NY State.
 iii. ANNA ELIZABETH BRIGGS, b. Sep 1888, NY State.

11.  STUART BRECKINRIDGE7 MACDIARMID (SARAH JANE6 BRECKINRIDGE, EDWARD WILLIAM (REV)5, MICHAEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, UNKNOWN FATHER1) was born 05 Jun 1881 in Omaha, Neb.  He married (1) FANNIE B. UNKNOWN 1905 in Douglas Co., NE.  She was born Bet. 1880 - 1881 in Ill.  He married (2) META UNKNOWN Bet. 1914 - 1915 in Douglas Co., NE.  She was born 06 Dec 1887 in Neb, and died 22 Dec 1991 in Omaha, Neb.

Notes for STUART BRECKINRIDGE MACDIARMID:
        1900 United States Federal Census Record

Name: Stuart B Mcdiarmid
Home in 1900: Omaha Ward 2, Douglas, Nebraska
Age: 18   --  Est birth year: abt 1882 
Birthplace: Nebraska 
Race: White 
Relationship to head-of-house: Son 
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1910 United States Federal Census Record

Name: Stuart B McDiarmid
Age in 1910: 28
Est birth year: abt 1882
Birthplace: Nebraska
Home in 1910: Omaha Ward 4, Douglas, Nebraska
 
Race: White   --  Gender: Male 
Marital Status: Married 
Relation to Head of House: Lodger 
Mother's Birth Place: New York 
Father's Birth Place: Scotland 

Household Members: Name Age
Adelle Rice 68 
Elizabeth E Conradt 36 
Anna S Dakin 66 
Stuart B McDiarmid 28 
Fannie B McDiarmid 29 
Howard G Bartling 30 
Winifred Bartling 25 
Katie Peterson 29
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 World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record

Name: Stuart Breckenridge Macdiarmid
City: Omaha 
County: Douglas 
State: Nebraska 
Birth Date: 5 Jun 1881 
Race: White 
Roll: 1711763   DraftBoard: 5 
 
States he is 37, a physician/surgeon (?), resides at 4202 Harvey, Omaha,  his office/work place is 624  World Herald Bldg, Omaha.  Person to notify is Meta MacDiarmid, the Harvey address.
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1920 United States Federal Census Record

Name: Stuart Mcdearmid

Age: 38 years    --   Estimated birth year: abt 1882
Birthplace: Nebraska
Race: White
Home in 1920: Omaha Ward 9, Douglas, Nebraska
Home owned: Own 
Sex: Male 
Marital status: Married 
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Able to read: Yes   --  Able to Write: Yes 
Mother's Birth Place: New York    Father's Birth Place: Scotland    Image: 1103 

Living 4202 Harvey St, has remarried to the wife named on his WWI Draft Regis., has a child.  Stuart is a physician in gen. practice.
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1930,  same information, owns his residence,  Dorothy is now 14.

 Notes for FANNIE B. UNKNOWN:
Fannie M. is a boarder, says she is single, boarding on Dodge St, in 1920. 

Notes for META UNKNOWN:
1930 United States Federal Census Record

Name: Meta Macdiarmid
Age: 39   --  Estimated birth year: abt 1891 
Relation to head-of-house: Wife 
Spouse's Name: Stuart Macdiarmid
Home in 1930: Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska

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Meta MACDIARMID  
    Birth Date: 6 Dec 1887 
    Death Date: 22 Dec 1991 
    Social Security Number:  508-07-1612 
    State Number Was Issued:  Nebraska
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Child of STUART MACDIARMID and META UNKNOWN is:
 i. DOROTHY8 MACDIARMID, b. Abt. 1916, Omaha, Neb.

12.  LESLIE FREDERICK7 MACDIARMID (SARAH JANE6 BRECKINRIDGE, EDWARD WILLIAM (REV)5, MICHAEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, UNKNOWN FATHER1) was born 25 Dec 1884 in Omaha, Neb.  He married ANN E. UNKNOWN Bet. 1914 - 1915 in Cook Co., IL.  She was born 1889 in Nebraska.

Notes for LESLIE FREDERICK MACDIARMID:
1900---at home with his widowed father.
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1910 United States Federal Census Record

Name: Lester F McDiarmid
[Leslie F McDiarmid] 
Age in 1910: 25   --  Est birth year: abt 1885
Birthplace: Nebraska
Home in 1910: Chicago Ward 20, Cook, Illinois
  Race: White --  Gender: Male 
Marital Status: Single 
Relation to Head of House: Boarder 
Mother's Birth Place: New York 
Father's Birth Place: Scotland 

Household Members: Name Age
Edward T Harper 52 
Susan A Harper 50 
Katherine Rheinegans 40 
Edward E Barnes 46 
Lester F McDiarmid 25 
Albert F Grove 25 
William H Bradley 27 
Wesher C Loomis 28 
Walter C McKee 23 
George H Merschman 27 
Mary Hulka 18 
Fanny Geller 19 
Francis Horkas 19 
Annie Bishop 22 
Christine Gavae 19 
Julia L Shea 22 
Anna Norah 20 
Anna Kosinsk 28 
Roari Kudy 26 
Nikolina Anderson 17 
Larnetta Murray 49 
Katherin Collins 26 
Mary McGrath 35 
Mary Neeland 23 
Annie Oplalcky 20

Leslie gives his occupation  as of 26  April 1910 as that of physician, working at University Hospital. It seems most in the boarding house did the same---in one occupation or another.
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World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record

Name: Leslie Frederick Macdiarmid
City: Chicago  --  County: Cook    --  State: Illinois 
Birth Date: 25 Dec 1884 
Race: White 
Roll: 1493583           DraftBoard: 31 

Dated April 1917---Md to Ann, office is at 25 E. Washington St, he is a physician/surgeon.
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 Living at 2939 Jackson Blvd as of 6 Jan, 1920.  Rents, is md with children,  physician with his own practice.

1920 United States Federal Census Record

Name: Leslie Mcdiarmid
Age: 35 years   --  Est birth year: abt 1885
Birthplace: Nebraska
Race: White
Home in 1920: Chicago Ward 13, Cook (Chicago), Illinois
Home owned: Rent  
Marital status: Married 
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Able to read: Yes    --  Able to Write: Yes 
Mother's Birth Place: New York  Father's Birth Place: Scotland  Image: 538 
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Children of LESLIE MACDIARMID and ANN UNKNOWN are:
 i. WILLIAM S.8 MACDIARMID, b. 15 Jul 1916, Cook Co., IL; d. 29 Sep 1987.

Notes for WILLIAM S. MACDIARMID:
Social Security Death Index Record

Name: W. S. Macdiarmid
SSN: 334-14-0010 
Last Residence: 60640  Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Born: 15 Jul 1916
Died: 29 Sep 1987
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois 
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 ii. LESLIE F. (JR) MACDIARMID, b. 1917, Cook Co., IL.

Notes for LESLIE F. (JR) MACDIARMID:
NOT  PROVEN--may be "our Leslie"

U.S. Public Records Index Record

Name: Leslie F MacDiarmid
Birth Date: 2 Aug 1917
Street Address: 2445 North Pisgah Rd 
City: Henderson 
County: Chester 
State: Tennessee 
Zip Code: 38340 
Phone Number: 731
Household Members: Name Est. Age Birth Year 
Leslie F MacDiarmid 88 1917  
    
Stuart B MacDiarmid 29 1977   
 
 

 iii. LEONORA BRECKINRIDGE MACDIARMID, b. Feb 1919, Cook Co., IL.

Generation No. 4

13.  MARGURITE8 BRECKINRIDGE (ARTHUR GATES7, HENRY ADKINS6, EDWARD WILLIAM (REV)5, MICHAEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, UNKNOWN FATHER1) was born 20 Sep 1890 in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY, and died 07 Mar 1939 in Oneonta, Otsego Co., NY.  She married RAY HOPKINS KELLAM 24 Mar 1910 in Ithaca Tompkins Co., NY, son of TIMOTHY KELLAM and CORA HOPKINS.  He was born 02 Jan 1889 in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY, and died 27 May 1955 in Oneonta, Otsego Co., NY -  bur Plains Cem, Ceperley Ave.

Notes for MARGURITE BRECKINRIDGE:
Marguerite was educated in Binghamton schools, attended College in Itha ca.  She was a classically trained pianist, considered very talented from letters, notes written by others. How she met Ray Kellam has not been learned, perhaps at a college function.  The families didn't know one another, moving in totally different circles.  Diaries and letters, cards,  in the possession of the family, now owned by the author, outline the "pinning" which occurred while Ray was at college- an accepted/ traditional practice. Pictures indicate they had a variety of friends, occasions to attend. Everything about the marriage was executed in secrecy by Margurite's maternal grandmother.(Bertha Haight Noxon) Their license, the ceremony, occurred under her  direction, none of the family was aware, or present.  Both were from  relatively affluent families, educated-- what the problem might have been is speculation at this point.  In that era, students couldn't be married, as I understand it. Why put anything in jeopardy?

She was a phenomenal seamstress, artist, painted china, pretty and well dressed,  brilliant, educated,  beyond her time-- sadly, from photos, letters, she never appeared to be a happy woman.  She's buried at Plains Cemetery.

Sources:
Family info, letters, cards, notes, news clippings, knowledge of older people who had not known me, my immediate family closely over years due to some of the above. I am especially grateful to Dr. Carl Spear, his wife,Tillie,  who spent an entire day with me in Tulsa, Oklahoma--some 50 years after he had delivered me.  They had known my family since they were all in their twenties, thirties---and  very unexpectedly explained/ confirmed much of what I had come to believe/ know /find out. --   Burial: Plains Cemetery, Ceperley Ave.

Notes for RAY HOPKINS KELLAM:
Ray attended Binghamton schools, graduating from Binghamton Central High in the class of 1908.  He went on to Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, majoring in Architecture.  At Colgate, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and the Math Club.  Both he, Margurite, were students at the time of their marriage, unusual, not allowed, in those days.  Once Ray's parents learned of the marriage, they withdrew financial support. With the backing of the Breckinridge funds and contacts, Ray took his bride, moved to Spokane, Washington, where he did work as an architect.

He moved his family back east in November of 1914, staying briefly in Binghamton, New York, before going to Oneonta.   In later years he, his second wife, Helen, enjoyed traveling a great deal, entertaining quietly---visiting with friends. They went to most of the events at the Elks Club--had a circle of friends they  "went out" with.

He died after an extended illness--cancer, which attacked pancreas, liver.  It may well have been  the toxins he worked with so closely in R & D --not even made, let alone allowed-- in today's work environment--they could have impacted on him. No one before or since, in the family- had these  health problems.   He's buried with his first wife in Plains Cem, Oneonta's West End.
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1900 United States Federal Census Record
Name: Ray H Kellam
     Home in 1900: Binghamton Ward 3, Broome, New York
Age: 11     Est Birth Year: abt 1889  Birthplace: New York 
Relationship to head-of-house: Son 
Father's name: Timothy Mother's name: Cora
Race: White 

Household Members: Name Age
Timothy Kellam 40 
Cora Kellam 40 
Ray H Kellam 11 
Lawrence Kellam 6 
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1910 United States Federal Census Record
 
Name: Ray H Kellum
Age in 1910: 21 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1889 Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of House: Son 
Father's name: Timothy      Father's Birth Place: Pennsylvania 
Mother's name: Cora F       Mother's Birth Place: Pennsylvania 
Home in 1910: Binghamton Ward 3, Broome, New York
Marital Status: Single 
Race: White  Gender: Male 

Household Members: Name Age
Timothy Kellum 50 
Cora F Kellum 49 
Ray H Kellum 21 
Lawrance J Kellum 15 
Hazel Hopkin 20 -niece- (d/o Calrence Hopkins)
Mary E Hunt 45 
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WW I 1917-1918 Registration

Name:    Ray Hopkins Kellam
City:    Not Stated County:    Otsego   State:    New York
Birthplace:    New York  Birth Date:    Jan 2 1889
Race:    Caucasian
Roll:    1818708  Draft Board:    1

Listed himself as living on 7 Draper St., Oneonta, NY---with wife, 2 children to be contacted---his occupation was traveling salesman for the Oneonta Groc. Co.  June 5th, 1917.
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1920 United States Federal Census Record
 
Name: Ray Kellam
Home in 1920: Oneonta, Otsego, New York
Age: 30 years   Est Birth Year: abt 1890
Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Spouse's name: Marguerite
Father's Birth Place: NY
Mother's Birth Place: Pennsylvania 
Marital Status: Married 
Race: White  Sex: Male 
Home owned: Own 
Able to read: Yes   Able to Write: Yes 
Image: 1273 

Household Members: Name Age
Ray Kellam 30 
Marguerite Kellam 29 
Edith H Kellam 6 
Roseanne V Kellam 4 8/12 
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1930 United States Federal Census Record  Name: Ray H Kellam
Home in 1930: Oneonta, Otsego, New York
Age: 41  Estimated Birth Year: abt 1889   Birthplace: New York 
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Spouse's name: Marguerite B   
Race: White 

Household Members: Name Age
Ray H Kellam 41 
Marguerite B Kellam 39 
Edith H Kellam 16 
Rosanne V Kellam 14 
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Children of MARGURITE BRECKINRIDGE and RAY KELLAM are:
 i. EDITH HAZEL9 KELLAM, b. 12 Jun 1913, Spokane, Washington; d. 09 Apr 1991, Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY; m. (1) FRANKLIN REGINALD HILL, 06 Mar 1935, Albany, Albany Co., NY; b. Bet. 1908 - 1913, NY State; m. (2) NORMAN CHARLES SCHWORM, 26 Sep 1961, Oneonta, Otsego Co., NY; b. 10 Jan 1910, Schohaire, Schoharie Co., NY; d. Apr 1997, Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY.

Notes for EDITH HAZEL KELLAM:
Edith was named for  a Great Aunt on the Breckinridge side, was the 3rd generation to carry the name. 
"Nanny" lived quietly at home on Curry Road, in Rotterdam.  She collected family memorabilia, cameos, plates, purple daisy and button glass ware. She baked for her neighbor's children, and, until her breathing problems became more serious- enjoyed gardening.  She was a member of the State Street Presbyterian Church, was a staunch DAR, belonged to National Society of Mayflower Descendants, and was a Life member , Society of Magna Carta Dames.       She is buried at the Old Stone Fort, in Schoharie, New York.

references:
Family knowledge, conversations with related members, birth records, announcements, clippings, papers and programs, year books, company certificates.
All in possession of the author.

Notes for NORMAN CHARLES SCHWORM:
Norm had worked in Security and law enforcement all his life, retiring from General Electric after 44 years service. his   Norm is buried at the Old Stone Fort in Schoharie also.

17. ii. ROSANNE VIRGINIA KELLAM, b. 09 Apr 1915, Oneonta, Otsego Co., NY; d. 26 Sep 1979, Oneonta, Otsego Co., NY - bur Plains Cem..

14.  ROBERT NOXON8 BRECKINRIDGE (ARTHUR GATES7, HENRY ADKINS6, EDWARD WILLIAM (REV)5, MICHAEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, UNKNOWN FATHER1) was born 25 Aug 1895 in Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY, and died 02 Oct 1973 in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY.  He married HELEN VIRGINIA BARRETT 02 Jun 1923 in Broome Co., NY, daughter of WILLIAM BARRETT and ALICE DUSENBURY.  She was born 12 Nov 1896 in Windsor,  Broome Co., NY, and died 06 Jun 1981 in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY.

Notes for ROBERT NOXON BRECKINRIDGE:
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
 
Name: Robert Noxon Breckinridge
City: Binghamton 
County: Broome 
State: New York 
Birthplace: New York 
Birth Date: 25 Aug 1895
Race: Caucasian (White) 
Roll: 1712043 
DraftBoard: 1

states he is single,  an assn't cashier at the Binghamton  Gas Works, 40 Chenango st.
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1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Robert Breckinridge
Home in 1930: Binghamton, Broome, New York
Age: 35    Estimated birth year: abt 1895 
Birthplace: New York 
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Spouse's name: Helen B
Race: White
 
Household Members: Name Age
Robert Breckinridge 35 
Helen B Breckinridge 33 
Robert B Breckinridge 4 2/12 
Philip A Breckinridge 2 8/12 
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Birth : 25 Aug 1895
Death : Oct 1973
SS N:  105-14-2987
State Issued:  New York

Death Residence Localities   ZIP Code: 13905
Binghamton, Broome, New York

Notes for HELEN VIRGINIA BARRETT:
Helen BRECKINRIDGE
    Birth: 12 Nov 1896
    Death: Jun 1981
    SSN:  057-38-2557
    State Issued:  New York

  Death Residence Localities   Binghamton, Broome, NY
 
Children of ROBERT BRECKINRIDGE and HELEN BARRETT are:
18. i. ROBERT BARRETT9 BRECKINRIDGE, b. 10 Feb 1926, Binghamton, NY.
19. ii. PHILIP ARTHUR BRECKINRIDGE, b. 17 Aug 1927, Binghamton,  NY; d. Binghamton, NY - living 2007.
20. iii. JOHN EDWARD BRECKINRIDGE, b. 30 Aug 1932, Binghamton,  NY.

15.  JOHN S.8 BRECKINRIDGE (ROLLIN (ROLLISON?) ASHLEY7, JOHN STORRY (REV/DDS)6, EDWARD WILLIAM (REV)5, MICHAEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, UNKNOWN FATHER1) was born 21 Mar 1901 in Queens, NY.  He married EMILY H.UNKNOWN.  She was born 1904 in NY.

Notes for JOHN S. BRECKINRIDGE:
Ranked Search Results - New York City Births, 1891-1902

Name Birth Date Certificate Number            John S. Breckinridge 21 Mar 1901 741
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1930 United States Federal Census

Name: John S Breckinridge
Home in 1930: Larchmont, Westchester, New York
Age: 29          Estimated birth year: abt 1901 
Birthplace: New York 
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Spouse's name: Emily H
Race: White

Household Members: Name Age
John S Breckinridge 29 
Emily H Breckinridge 26 
John S Breckinridge 4 5/12 
Robert H Breckinridge 3/12 

John  is a lawyer in general practice---following in the family  footsteps, obviously.
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Children of JOHN BRECKINRIDGE and EMILY H.UNKNOWN are:
 i. JOHN S. (JR)9 BRECKINRIDGE, b. 13 Oct 1925, Westchester Co., NY; d. 01 Feb 2007, Naples, FL.

Notes for JOHN S. (JR) BRECKINRIDGE:
U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Name: John S Breckinridge Jr
Birth Year: 1925 
Race: White, citizen (White) 
Nativity State or Country: New York 
State: New York 
County or City: Westchester 
   
Enlistment Date: 22 Nov 1943
Enlistment State: New Jersey 
Enlistment City: Fort Dix 
Branch: Air Corps 
Branch Code: Air Corps 
Grade: Private 
Grade Code: Private 
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 
Component: Reserves - exclusive of Regular Army Reserve and Officers of the Officers Reserve Corps on active duty under the Thomason Act (Officers and Enlisted Men -- O.R.C. and E.R.C., and Nurses-Reserve Status) 
Source: Enlisted Reserve or Medical Administrative Corps (MAC) Officer 
   
Education: 4 years of high school 
Civil Occupation: Student Codes 0x, 2x, 4x and 6x as pertain to students will be converted, for machine records purposes, to the code number 992. 
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 
Height: 00 
Weight: 000 
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Social Security Death Index
Name: John S. Breckinridge
SSN: 117-20-5750 
Last Residence: 34113  Naples, Collier, Florida
Born: 13 Oct 1925
Died: 1 Feb 2007
State (Year) SSN issued:
 

 ii. ROBERT H. BRECKINRIDGE, b. NY.

16.  RAY FREDERICK8 FINCH (ANNA BELLE (ANABEL) LOUISE7 BRIGGS, CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH6 BRECKINRIDGE, EDWARD WILLIAM (REV)5, MICHAEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, UNKNOWN FATHER1) was born 17 Oct 1879 in Binghamton Broome Co., NY, and died 19 Apr 1963 in Daytona Beach, Volusia Co., Fl.  He married LULU MAY BERINGER 07 Jan 1905 in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY, daughter of HENRY BERINGER and MARY STEWART.  She was born 09 Feb 1884 in Roscoe, Sullivan Co., NY, and died 12 Oct 1973 in Daytona Beach, Volusia Co., Fl.
 
Child of RAY FINCH and LULU BERINGER is:
21. i. ALVAH HENRY9 FINCH, b. 07 Nov 1914, Roscoe, Sullivan Co., NY; d. 24 Mar 1990, Ormond Beach, Volusia Co., FL.

Generation No. 5

17.  ROSANNE VIRGINIA9 KELLAM (MARGURITE8 BRECKINRIDGE, ARTHUR GATES7, HENRY ADKINS6, EDWARD WILLIAM (REV)5, MICHAEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, UNKNOWN FATHER1) was born 09 Apr 1915 in Oneonta, Otsego Co., NY, and died 26 Sep 1979 in Oneonta, Otsego Co., NY - bur Plains Cem..  She married - JAMES WILLIAM (SR) SPENCER 03 Nov 1935 in Great Bend, Susquehanna Co.,  PA, son of MATTHEW SPENCER and ORA HASTINGS.  He was born 03 Jul 1913 in River St., Oneonta, Otsego Co., NY, and died 22 Aug 1992 in Cooperstown, Otsego Co., NY - bur Plains Cem.

Notes for - JAMES WILLIAM (SR) SPENCER:
Raised by his father, Jim spent his childhood living in rooming houses. He attended Oneonta High School, until Judge Kellog scouted several of the guys for the school in Treadwell.  He bought them a car, and they drove to school over there.  The teams they played on, basketball, baseball, football, set records never broken in my memory.  Among his group was Ken Chase, who went on to play for the Philadelphia Phillies, Kippy Lee, Louis Pondolfino, (Lou Pond--coached at Vestal, NY) . Jim played for the Farm teams, Yankees--was to be picked up--but--played football, broke his collarbone--badly-- as a pitcher and no sports medicine in those days, that was kind of -that.

He  worked for Cook Coffee Co., later went to work for the Delaware & Hudson RR, which took him to Binghamton, NY during WWII. Back in Oneonta by the late 1940s, he always played ball, bowled in championship leagues , was active with the Eagles Lodge, serving a couple terms as President. He kept up with the Yankee Farm team based in Oneonta, playing one of the Old Timer's games, hitting a 3 base hit off Bob Feller, former Cleveland Indians pitcher.  The summer he died, he threw out their first ball in June.   He was a life Member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (BRT) which saw it's inception/signing, at the caboose now in Neawha Park, Oneonta
 
Children of ROSANNE KELLAM and JAMES SPENCER are:
22. i. SHEILA MARY ANNE10 SPENCER, b. 20 May 1936, Oneonta, Otsego Co., NY.
23. ii. JAMES WILLIAM (JR) SPENCER, b. 12 Jul 1938, Oneonta, Otsego Co., NY.
 iii. DOUGLAS MATTHEW SPENCER, b. 03 Feb 1945, Binghamton, Broome Co., NY; d. Jul 1953, Oneonta, Otsego Co., NY - bur Plains Cem.

18.  ROBERT BARRETT9 BRECKINRIDGE (ROBERT NOXON8, ARTHUR GATES7, HENRY ADKINS6, EDWARD WILLIAM (REV)5, MICHAEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, UNKNOWN FATHER1) was born 10 Feb 1926 in Binghamton, NY.  He married BEVERLY JEAN BARTLETT 13 Oct 1951 in Lowville, Lewis Co., NY, daughter of EDWARD BARTLETT and JEAN THOMAS.  She was born 15 Sep 1930 in Adams, Jefferson Co., NY.

Children of ROBERT BRECKINRIDGE and BEVERLY BARTLETT are:
24. i. WILLIAM BARTLETT10 BRECKINRIDGE, b. 28 Jul 1952, Binghamton, NY.
25. ii. JOANNE RUTH BRECKINRIDGE, b. 01 Jan 1954, Binghamton,  NY.
26. iii. BARBARA JEAN BRECKINRIDGE, b. 05 Oct 1955, Binghamton,  NY.
27. iv. ROBERT EDWARD BRECKINRIDGE, b. 03 Apr 1962, Binghamton,  NY.

19.  PHILIP ARTHUR9 BRECKINRIDGE (ROBERT NOXON8, ARTHUR GATES7, HENRY ADKINS6, EDWARD WILLIAM (REV)5, MICHAEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, UNKNOWN FATHER1) was born 17 Aug 1927 in Binghamton,  NY, and died in Binghamton, NY - living 2007.  He married SHIRLEY K. CROSSLEY 29 Nov 1958 in Binghamton, NY, daughter of EDMUND CROSSLEY and KATHERINE COIT.  She was born 01 Dec 1933 in Albany , NY.

Notes for PHILIP ARTHUR BRECKINRIDGE:  Phil was  in the US Navy  March 1945 - Oct. 1947.,studied two summers at the National University of Mexico in Mexico City (1949, 1950) as an Undergraduate.

Phil graduated from SUNY- Harpur College - June of 1951, receiving a B.A. in Liberal  Arts with a Spanish Major.   Following a year of graduate work at Syracuse University, he taught Spanish for seven years, primarily private boarding,schools  (6 yrs).

Phil received a master's degree in counseling from Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY June of 1967.  His career in this field covered 26 yrs---3 in Ticonderoga, NY, and 23 yrs in the Albany, NY area---(  One year at North Colonie, twenty two years  at South Colonie, school system)

 Retiring in July of 1986,he moved to Hermosa Beach, Calif, where he was active with the local Country Club,  helping the Virginia Slims Tennis Tournament in particular on an annual basis.

Phil's fluency in Spanish put him in demand at varying levels---and he  was a regular /constant volunteer at the aids clinic,  receiving numerous mayoral, county, and local awards for his  time, help and dedication.  He returned to Binghamton to live around family, volunteers at Lourdes Hospital,  and on occasion, picks up his cue stick,  keeps his  pool skills  current.  dubbed "NY Slim" by his cousin,  it has  stuck, at least in part of the family.

He makes a great "Welsh Rabbit",  and a snack mix our family calls "Slim Mix".

 He enjoys travel---did Europe with brother, John, several sailing trips with very  good friends. who, with Phil,  came to  Stony creek in their boat one time---had lunch  at the Bed and Breakfast I ran for several years   When we lived in Kansas,  we had the great pleasure of having him  with us during the holdidays one year.  When i visited Schenectady  back when my aunt wasliving--Phil always had something neat for us to do---my last visit--to his  homein Binghamton---off to dinner  with Bob and Bev---and a  great  movie  (The Forgotten) that made us both jump out of our seats!
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Children of PHILIP BRECKINRIDGE and SHIRLEY CROSSLEY are:
 i. LYNN KATHERINE10 BRECKINRIDGE,

 ii. BARRY EDMUND BRECKINRIDGE,

20.  JOHN EDWARD9 BRECKINRIDGE (ROBERT NOXON8, ARTHUR GATES7, HENRY ADKINS6, EDWARD WILLIAM (REV)5, MICHAEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, UNKNOWN FATHER1) was born 30 Aug 1932 in Binghamton,  NY.  He married ELIZABETH OLDHAM Bet. 1966 - 1967 in VA  (divorced), daughter of ALMON OLDHAM and MARGARET UNKNOWN.  She was born 01 Dec 1941 in High Point, NC.
 
Children of JOHN BRECKINRIDGE and ELIZABETH OLDHAM are:
 i. ANNA HELEN10 BRECKINRIDGE, b
 ii. JOHN PETER (PETE) BRECKINRIDGE,

21.  ALVAH HENRY9 FINCH (RAY FREDERICK8, ANNA BELLE (ANABEL) LOUISE7 BRIGGS, CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH6 BRECKINRIDGE, EDWARD WILLIAM (REV)5, MICHAEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, UNKNOWN FATHER1) was born 07 Nov 1914 in Roscoe, Sullivan Co., NY,  died 24 Mar 1990 in Ormond Beach, Volusia Co., FL.  He married CATHERINE ELIZABETH ROHR, daughter of BERNARD ROHR and MARY KING.  She was born 26 Apr 1906 in Baltimore, MD.
 
Child of ALVAH FINCH and CATHERINE ROHR is:
 i. JANE10 FINCH,  m. PATRICK JOSEPH QUIGLEY;  living, works in DC area, has children, grandchildren.

Generation No. 6

22.  SHEILA MARY ANNE10 SPENCER (ROSANNE VIRGINIA9 KELLAM, MARGURITE8 BRECKINRIDGE, ARTHUR GATES7, HENRY ADKINS6, EDWARD WILLIAM (REV)5, MICHAEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, UNKNOWN FATHER1) was born 20 May 1936 in Oneonta, Otsego Co., NY. 

She married (1) FREDERICK HAROLD ECKLER 05 Feb 1956 in Oneonta, Otsego Co., NY - Atonement Luth Ch, son of HARVEY EKLER and GLADYS EBERLE.  He was born 02 Feb 1933 in Dolgeville, Herkimer Co., NY.  (1 son)

She married (2) EDWIN RAYMOND LUIS 01 Nov 1958 in Arkville, NY -   by Judge Benn Fuller, son of JOHN LUIS and MARIA NIEDWIECKA.  He was born 28 Aug 1925 in Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY, and died 26 Apr 1999 in St. Petersburg, Pinalles Co., FL. (2 dghtrs)

 She married (3) LT. COL. USAF (RET) JACK WENDELL STOVER 30 Dec 1973 in Hancock Field AFB, N. Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY, son of WENDELL STOVER and LORA BOHLEY.  He was born 24 Feb 1933 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN. (3 adptd ch 2 sns, 1 dghtr)

Living, 6 children, contact: Sheila Spencer Stover

23.  JAMES WILLIAM (JR)10 SPENCER (ROSANNE VIRGINIA9 KELLAM, MARGURITE8 BRECKINRIDGE, ARTHUR GATES7, HENRY ADKINS6, EDWARD WILLIAM (REV)5, MICHAEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT2, UNKNOWN FATHER1) was born 12 Jul 1938 in Oneonta, Otsego Co., NY.  He married NOREEN ALICE RICHARDSON 31 Dec 1960 in Rochester, Monroe Co., NY, daughter of ALEXANDER RICHARDSON and RUTH MERK.  She was born 09 Feb 1939 in LaValle, Wisconsin,  died 26 Oct 2004 in Rochester, Monroe Co., NY.

widower,  4 children, 3 living,  7 grandchildren, 2 gt grandchild.  

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