Submitted by Mary
Ann Mackey-Wisor, 2003.
10. ROBERT BRYCE5 LINCOLN (NEWTON4, HARRISON3, DAVID2, ALFRED1)
was born Abt. 1906 in Mayville, Chautaqua County, New York, and died
October 1990 in Mayville Cemetery, Chautaqua County, New York. He
married EVELYN JACOBSON.
Notes for ROBERT BRYCE LINCOLN:
He lived in Mayville in 1942 according to his sisters Edna's obituary.
According to Molly Lincoln Duchaine he was named by his father after
Robert Bryce of Scotland whom he admired.
Children of ROBERT LINCOLN and EVELYN JACOBSON are:
i. DAVID NEWTON6 LINCOLN, b. Abt.
ii. EMILY ANN LINCOLN, b. Aft.
1926; m. COSTAGAN.
iii. ROBERT HARRISON LINCOLN, b.
11. MOLLY5 LINCOLN (NEWTON4, HARRISON3, DAVID2, ALFRED1) was born
October 20, 1913 in Mayville, Chautaqua County, New York. She
married EDWARD DUCHAINE. He was born July 24, 1912.
Notes for MOLLY LINCOLN:
Molly wrote to Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor on December 26, 1998. She
says, "We grew up in Mayville. She has a large scrapbook my
grandmother Adaline kept and in it was an article about David's
death. It lists his father as Alfred and mother as Nancy
Scott. Perhaps William was Alfred's father. I also found a
picture of David. I remember Mary Van Cise and her son
Milton. I was told that the Lincoln's come from Connecticut to
Chautauqua. My Father and Mother took a trip there many years ago
and found the Homestead which was still there."
Molly Lincoln Duchaine sent a news clipping from 1913 "Daughter to Mr.
and Mrs. Lincoln. Mayville, October 20. - There were many
inquires in the County Librarian's room adjacent to the Surrogate's
office today, for 'Newt' Lincoln. Lincoln is usually first in the
office and the last to leave. His pleasing manner and his
original comments on affairs of the day are quoted by attorneys and
laymen visiting the county seat from time to time. Just why Mr.
Lincoln was not present at his desk today became known before noon
recess of the court that a little baby girl had come to his home in the
'wee am hours o' the mornin' and congratulations will be extended to
Mr. Newton from all parts of the county."
Notes for EDWARD DUCHAINE:
I'm not sure who Edward Golden is
son of But If I remember correctly, he was son of Kenneth Golden and
his wife Helen Beers Golden who lived on Bourne St, in
Westfield,N.Y. Kenneth was s/o of Edward E & Lucy Benson
Golden of Westield,N,.Y, Ginny Smith
Children of MOLLY LINCOLN and EDWARD DUCHAINE are:
i. JEFFERY6 DUCHAINE, b. May 1940,
Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.
Notes for JEFFERY DUCHAINE:
He was present at the time Dorothy Shaffer and Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor
interviewed his mother Molly Duchaine 11-11-2001
18. ii. ROBERT DUCHAINE, b.
November 01, 1941, Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York.
19. iii. RACHAEL DUCHAINE, b.
February 26, 1946, Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York; d. November
19, 1993, Ransomville, New York.
12. HENRY ARTHUR5 GRAHAM (NELLIE4 LINCOLN, DAVID BIRD3, DAVID2,
ALFRED1) was born July 24, 1898 in Sherman, Chautauqua County, New
York, and died 1977. He married VIOLET R. STEARNS. She was
born 1905 in Mirna Corners, Sherman, New York.
Notes for HENRY ARTHUR GRAHAM:
Henry Graham was burned in a house fire - when the Graham home caught
fire at Portage st. Westfield,N.Y.he never recoved and passed away from
burns over 80% of his body, his tombstone reads 1898 - 1977 I do
have the Birth anounce ment for Henry Arthur Graham born 24 July 1898
to Mr and Mrs Bert Graham in Sherman,N.Y. he weigh in at 11lbs at
birth. > Bert
Notes for VIOLET R. STEARNS:
I knew Henry and Vi Graham, Uncle miltons parents very well. We called
Violet - Grandma Graham and she baby sat my three children for
years as I was
divorced and worked 1969 - 1970s, thier home was always warm and
happy and my
children enjoyed thier time with her. Grandma Graham lived with Uncle
milton and Aunt
Blanche for a long time after Henry died in the fire.-
Violet R. Stearns - Graham was born 1905 - she lived
as a child in Mina Corners - Sherman area Henry and Violet R. Stearns
Graham had 4 children - 1) Jack Graham -
who married Betty Rhoring they lived in Westfield,N.Y. They
had 2 children and lived on Pearl st. downstairs apartment from
Norman Graham and Gloria Graham Bowen w/o Steven Bowen -
Children of HENRY GRAHAM and VIOLET STEARNS are:
20. i. MILTON6 GRAHAM, Stepchild.
21. ii. GLENERVIA GRAHAM, b.
October 31, 1931; Stepchild.
22. iii. JACK GRAHAM, Stepchild.
iv. IONE GRAHAM, Stepchild; m.
DONALD W. TAGGARET, September 23, 1943, Newport, Ark..
Notes for IONE GRAHAM:
Ione Graham Taggaret ( Wedding -news paperclipping) Married
Donald W. Taggaret and Ione Graham were married 23 Sept. 1943 at
Newport, Ark. s/o Mr and Mrs W. C.( Luna) Taggart and d/o Mr and Mrs
Henry Graham.of Westfield,N.Y.
13. FRANK BENJAMIN5 STRAIN (MINNIE4 VANCISE, MARY HANNAH3
LINCOLN, DAVID2, ALFRED1) was born December 14, 1890 in Westfield,
Chatauqua County, New York, and died November 17, 1960 in Vetran's
Hospital, Erie, Pennsylvnia. He married HATTIE BROWN Abt. 1920,
daughter of PHILIP BROWN and MARY MCCELLAND. She was born
February 22, 1902.
Notes for FRANK BENJAMIN STRAIN:
Printed in the Westfield Republican November 22, 1980; "Frank B.
Strain, 'Ike', 69 of 146 South Gale Street died Thursday evening,
November 17 at 6 o'clock at the Veteran Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania,
after a two month illness. Mr. Strain was born December 16, 1890 in
Westfield the son of Mrs. Minnie Van Cise Strain and the late Frank B.
Strain. He was a Veteran of World War I and served overseas.
Mr. Strain was an electrician and during World War II he worked on
large construction jobs around the country. He was a member of
Electricians Union, Local 593, Dunkirk. Mr. Strain is survived by a
daughter Mrs. Ralph Griswald, Sherman; a son, Donald, Ripley; 13
grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Minnie Strain of Westfield. Services
were held from the Wallace Funeral Home at 2:30 P.M. on Sunday with the
Rev. Alan G. Gripe, pastor First Presbyterian Church officiating.
Burial was in Westfield Cemetery. Pall bearers for Mr. Strain were
Arthur Clate, Michael Rayner, Thomas Wehn, Lawrence Lamb, Louis Lachina
and Vincent Calarco."
Notes for HATTIE BROWN:
She lived in Corfu in 1984. Other husband was Perry ERSKINS no
children. Her parents Phillip BROWN and Nancy McCELLAND.
This information was given by Sharon Walters, daughter of Florence
Strain Griswald in a letter to Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor October 25, 1984.
Children of FRANK STRAIN and HATTIE BROWN are:
23. i. FLORENCE MARIE6 STRAIN, b.
June 15, 1921, Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York; d. July
22, 1978, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.
24. ii. DONALD EDWARD STRAIN, b.
June 01, 1922, Westfield, Chautaqua County, New York.
14. EDITH MAE5 GOLDEN (CLARA ELIZABETH4 VANCISE, MARY HANNAH3
LINCOLN, DAVID2, ALFRED1) was born May 17, 1886 in Westfield,
Chautauqua County, New York, and died May 06, 1950 in Oil City
Hospital, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania 16301. She
married (1) EDWARD JAMES Abt. 1905. She married (2)
HARRY FREDERICK STOVER 1920 in Buffalo, New York, son of LOUIS
STOVER and DELLA MATTERN. He was born July 02, 1886 in Fetigs,
Venango County, Pennsylvania, and died June 30, 1966 in Oil City,
Venango County, Pennsylvania 16301.
Notes for EDITH MAE GOLDEN:
Dorothy Morehouse Mackey had her birth date listed as May 17,
1887. She moved to Oil City in 1924 with Mr. Stover.
Edith's niece Dorothy Morehouse said that the two of them loved to go
to fairs together. Aunt Edith was full of adventure and loved to
ride all of the rides. When Dorothy's mother needed a place to go
they moved to Fertigs from Buffalo, New York and lived with Edith for
She was a member of the Fertigs Methodist Church in Fertigs,
Pennsylvania. She suffered from asthma. The last few years
of her life she had to sit in a chair to sleep because she couldn't lay
Estella Shrubb wrote to Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor on
2-28-1984. She states: " Aunt Edith, I believe was married
twice once to a Brown and her last husband was Harry
Stover. One daughter Hazel was born to Brown and one
daughter Florence to Harry Stover. Now I can't remember when
Edith or Harry died. I know nothing about Hazel or
Florence. Hazel used to write years ago, but I haven't heard from
her in ages." Mrs. Harry Stover 10 and a half Spruce
Street, died at 12:20 P.M. Saturday in Oil City Hospital, surviving are
he husband and five children. Her body is at Crawford funeral
Home in Oil City, Pennsylvania where friends may call and attend
services at 2 P.M. today. Rev. W. A. Robbie to officiate.
Interment in Perry Cemetery in Fertigs. Funeral services
for Mrs. Edith M. Stover, 63, wife of Harry Stover who died after a
short illness,, Saturday in the Oil City Hospital, were conducted at 2
P.M. Monday in the Crawford Funeral Home. Rev. R. A.
Robbie, pastor of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, officiated, and read
"The Crossing of the Bar", "Beyond the Sunset", and "The 23rd
Psalm". Pallbearers; Carl Benninger, Louis Sherril, Merle,
Raymond and Donald Stover. Those who attended form out of
town included: Mr. and Mrs. Claude Brown of Jamestown, New York;
Guy Stover, Lee Stover, Mrs. Joseph Rogenbaum and Mrs. La-Verne Leiman
of Bradford; Mrs. Hazel Brown, Eleena Brown of Stidman, New York; Mr.
and Mrs. Clifford Stover of Rocky Grove; Mr. and Mrs. Russell
Pratt of Sugar Grove; Mr. and Mrs. Warner Lindell of
Spartansburg; Mr. and Mrs. Horner Stover, Mrs. Edna Stover, Mrs.
Ella Benniger, Charles, Donald, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stover, Merle,
Sherril and Louis Stover, and Carl Benninger of Fertigs, and Mr. and
Mrs. Lawerence Bachner of Fisher. The second obituary
includes: She was the daughter of the late George and Clara
VanCise. She married Harry Stover in 1920 in Buffalo, New
York. In 1924, Mrs. Stover moved to Oil City where she has
resided since. Surviving are her husband; five children,
Claude F., of Jamestown, New York; Mrs. Hazel Brown, of Mayville, New
York, and Russell, Jack, and Mrs. Charles Porter, of Oil City.
Also surviving are three step-children, Clifford Stover, of Rocky Grove
and Lee and Guy Stover of Bradford; 21 grandchildren, a great
grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Foskey, of Oil City, and Mrs.
Russell Pratt, of Spring Creek, and a brother William Golden, of
Westfield, New York.
1900 New York Census states that she could read, write, and spoke
Notes for HARRY FREDERICK STOVER:
In Memory of Harry F. Stover. God hath not promised Skies
always blue, Flower-strewn pathways, All our lives through; God
hath not promised Sun without Rain, Joy without Sorrow, Peace without
pain, But God hath promised Strength for the day, Rest for the labor,
Light for the Way, Grace for the Trials, Help from Above, Unfailing
sympathy , Undying Love.
Hutchison E. Morton Funeral Home was the sight of the services
officiated by Rev. W.A.Robbie and Rev. Sherman Beers. He is
buried in Perry Cemetery in Fertigs, Pennsylvania.
From the obituary in the newspaper. "Harry Stover, Oak
Street Resident, Dies. Harry Frederick Stover, 79, of 8 Oak
Street, died at 6:15 P.M. Thursday in his home.
Born July 2, 1886, at Fertigs, he was the son of Lewis and Della
Mr. Stover attended schools in Fertigs but has resided in Oil
City for the past 43 years.
He was employed as a carpenter at Struthers - Wells in
Titusville for 15 years, prior to his retirement in 1957.
He was married to the former Wilda Karns who preceded him in
death in 1920. He later married Edith Mae Golden who preceded him
in death on May 6, 1950.
Surviving are fours sons, Lee Dos Stover and Guy Otis Stover
both of Bradford; Russell Lewis Stover and Jack F. Stover, both of Oil
City; a daughter Mrs. Newton (Florence) Van Wormer of Plummer; and a
step-daughter, Mrs. Ed (Hazel) B. Brown of Ripley, N.Y.
A son, Clifford C. Stover, died in August, 1965.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ella Benninger of Fertigs
and Mrs. Tillie Lineman of Bradford; 27 grandchildren and 20
Friends will be received after 2 P.M. today at the Hutchinson
and Morton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Sunday at the
funeral home with the Rev. W.A. Robbie of Oil City, retired Wesleyan
Methodist minister, officiating. He will be assisted by Rev.
Sherman Beers, pastor of the Wesleyan Methodist Church.
Interment will be in Perry Cemetery at Fertigs."
There was a Mary Lou Stover that signed the registration book at the
funeral services for Lena Elizabeth Golden, December 24,
1968[Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2 M-Z, Ed. 5, Social Security
Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Mar 27, 2000, Internal Ref.
Individual: Stover, Harry
Social Security #: 177-07-5258
SS# issued in: Pennsylvania
Birth date: Jul 2, 1886
Death date: Jun 1966
Residence code: Pennsylvania
ZIP Code of last known residence: 16301
Primary location associated with this ZIP Code:
Oil City, Pennsylvania
Children of EDITH GOLDEN and EDWARD JAMES are:
25. i. CLAUDE F. GOLDEN6 BROWN, d.
26. ii. HAZEL B. JAMES, b. August
26, 1918, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania; d. October 01, 2002,
Home of Pat and Dean Foster 4 Ducan Street, Oil City, Pennsylvania
Children of EDITH GOLDEN and HARRY STOVER are:
27. iii. FLORENCE6 STOVER, b. Aft.
1920, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania; d. Bef. 2002.
iv. RUSSELL LEWIS STOVER, b.
September 21, 1921, Fertigs, Venango County, Pennsylvania; d. January
1985, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania; m. ROMAINE, Abt. 1953; b.
Notes for RUSSELL LEWIS STOVER:
He lived in Oil City, Pennsylvania.[Broderbund Family Archive #110,
Vol. 2 M-Z, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import:
Mar 27, 2000, Internal Ref. #220.127.116.11622.148]
Individual: Stover, Russell
Social Security #: 170-14-6506
SS# issued in: Pennsylvania
Birth date: Sep 21, 1921
Death date: Jan 1985
Residence code: Pennsylvania
ZIP Code of last known residence: 16301
Primary location associated with this ZIP Code:
Oil City, Pennsylvania
ZIP Code of address where death benefit payment was sent: 16301
Primary location associated with this ZIP Code:
Oil City, Pennsylvania
Notes for ROMAINE:
Norma Disharoon gave Mary Anne her name in a letter dated December
1998. She signed her name in the memorial book for Lena Foskey in
28. v. JACK F. STOVER, b. August
14, 1922, Fertigs, Venango County, Pennsylvania; d. April 11, 2003,
UPMC Northwest, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
15. LENA ELIZABETH5 GOLDEN (CLARA ELIZABETH4 VANCISE, MARY
HANNAH3 LINCOLN, DAVID2, ALFRED1) was born July 22, 1894 in Westfield,
Chautauqua County, New York, and died December 22, 1968 in Garmong
Convalescent Home, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania 16301.
She married (1) OSCAR MOREHOUSE, son of MOREHOUSE. He was born
Abt. 1890 in New York. She married (2) NORMAN JACOB
REINHARDT. He was born Abt. 1893, and died Abt. 1922. She
married (3) LOUIS W. YOUNG Abt. 1918. He was born 1890 in
Smithfield, Tennesee, and died 1921. She married (4) LEE
FOSKEY January 19, 1925 in Oil City, Venango County,
Pennsylvania, son of LEVI FOSKEY. He was born January 13, 1889 in
Sumter, South Carolina, and died September 21, 1955 in Oil City
Hospital,Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
Notes for LENA ELIZABETH GOLDEN:
In her book from the funeral home was this poem. Crossing the
Bar. Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may
there be no mourning of the bar When I put out to sea. But
such a tide as moving seems asleep, Too full for sound or foam, When
that which draw out from the boundless deep Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell, And after the dark! And may there be
no sadness of farewell When I embark. For though from out our
bourne of time and place, The flood may bear me far, I hope to see my
Pilot face to face When I have crossed the bar. ALFRED
TENNYSON Hutchinson and Morton funeral Home 201 Bissell
Ave. Oil City Pennsylvania 16301. Phone 814-644-7581
Funeral expenses for Mrs. Lena Foskey. 12-22-68 total funeral
expenses of Mrs. Lena Foskey $1057.00. Payments received 1-31-69
from Mrs. Blum $590; 3-5-69 from Mrs. Blum $30; 5-3-69 from Mrs. Mackey
$437. Paid in full. Obituary in the Oil City
Derrick "Mrs. Foskey succumbs-- Mrs. Lena Foskey, 74, formerly of
17 and a half Kramer Ave., died at 6:12 P.M. Sunday in the
Garmong Convalescent Home.
She was born July 22, 1894, in Westfield, N. Y., daughter of
George and Clara Van Cise Golden.
She has resided in Oil City for the past 44 years and was
married to Lee Foskey on January 19, 1924. He preceded her in
death in 1955. Mrs. Foskey was a member of the First United
Survivors are three daughters. Mrs. Samuel (Dorothy)
Mackey of Rocky Grove. Mrs. Jay (Marquita) Blum of Rockland, Mrs.
Bob (Norma) Disharoon of Oil City; a brother, William Golden of
Westfield, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren and 3 great
grandchildren. Removal was made to the Hutchinson and
Morton Funeral Home where friends may call after 2 P.M.
today. Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Tuesday in
the funeral home with Rev. Donald L Mitchell Jr. Pastor of the First
United Presbyterian Church officiating.
Interment will be made in the Rockland Cemetery."
Names on the flowers from the funeral given to Dorothy Morehouse Mackey
at the time of Lenas death. Ron and Nancy Disharoon; Joe, Marg,
Pam, Joey Jr. and Jack; Ruth and Ray; Michael Jay, Susan Blum; Mary
Anne, Dorothy Mackey; Bea and Warner Lindell; Bill and Evelyn Blum and
family; Albert M. Brown, Mrs. Gerald Ingerson and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Winefield Brown and family' Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brown, Mr. and Mrs.
William Steinhoff and family; Russell and family, Jack and family,
Florence and family; Jim Mackey, Liza and Rollie Nelson, Isabelle and
Jack Hershelman, Stella and Harry Mackey; John and Margaret Mackey;
United Steelworkers Local 2706." They are enclosed in her file
Her daughter Marquita Blum confirmed her birth date in a letter
to her neice Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor in 1985. She is buried in the
Rockland cemetery, Lot 63, that is located down the road from Marquita
and Jay Blum home. Her granddaughter Nancy Sue is buried beside
her. She was a psychic according to her daughters. Her
granddaughter Mary Anne was in the seventh grade at the time of her
death. She remembers going to the nursing home with her mother
Dorothy and her sister Dorothy to see her grandmother and to say good
bye. When Lena's daughter Dorothy entered the room, Lena thought
it was her mother Clara. Then when her granddaughter
Dorothy entered the room she thought it was her daughter Dorothy.
She did not know who Mary Anne was by that time. Mary Anne had a dream
before her grandmother died. " In that dream she saw her grandmother in
the coffin. Then she saw three ladies that she did not know
sitting on chairs at the funeral home. These ladies each had on a
hat. After Lena died and was taken to the funeral home the family
went to the viewing. When Mary Anne entered the funeral home she
saw her grandmother and the three ladies exactly as she had seen them
in the dream. She became hysterical and her mother had to calm
her. Different members of the family have had similar experiences
during their lifetimes." Her daughter Dorothy had many news
clippings of an ax murder that occurred in Oil City. It was the
Graham family. " Aunt Norma remembers that when she was little her
mother went to look for a new apartment. She went to look at this
house. Norma overheard her mother talking to her step-father that
she had gone to look at this house. Lena told Lee that she could
still see the blood spattered on the woodwork and the stairway.
There was no way that she would let her children live there.
Norma showed Mary Anne the house on April 5th, 1999. She said it
still gives her the creeps to go by it." Norma told Mary
Anne on April 1st, 1999 that when " she was about two or three that her
mother would go next door. There was a little old lady who lived
next door that she called granny because she did not see her
grandmother very much. She said that they would hold
seances. Her mother Lena, Lenas sister Edith and sometimes their
mother Clara would come. They would sit around the table a tell
stories. Lean spoke a lot about some graveyard that she
knew. Norma would be frightened and curl up under the table on
her mothers feet. Even though she was so young she still
remembered. She began to speak of a terrible incident that
happened with her mother Lena when Norma son was about 8 years
old. She was afraid to talk about it over the phone. She
said that she had not spoken of it for 30 years. For some reason
she had just mentioned to her son Ron who will be 39 next week.
He vividly remembers the occasion. Norma says that they are the
only two alive today that know about it. She wants to tell Mary
Anne but in person. She said that it was pure evil. Norma
remembers praying over her mother's casket that she took her psychic
powers with her. She never spoke of it with her sisters."She said
that " when her grandmother Clara died, she went with her mother to
clean out her apartment in West field, New York. Uncle Bill went
back and forth in front of the apartment and never went in. For
some reason he was fighting with his sister Lena at the time.
They did not speak for several years." Clara lived next door to
her son. 1900 New York Census state that even though she was only
6 years old she had been to school for three years. Norma
states that her mother was a great movie buff and went to the movies a
lot with her neighbor Mrs. Martin. They called her grandma
Martin. One time they took Norma with them to the movies.
Norma said that her mother was really very inconsiderate. They
had to walk from one side of the city to the other and across a long
bridge that had grates where you walked. You could see the river
below and the wind blew. They were very poor so Norma had one a
thin coat and small boots. On the way home it was snowing and the
slush was going down her boots. Grandma Martin kept telling Lena
to pick up Norma. After she told her several times she picked her
up. Norma says that she would have never done so if grandma
Martin had not kept after
Notes for OSCAR MOREHOUSE:
Dorothy thought that, her mother, Lena was never married to
Oscar. Dorothy was told that he was a street car conductor.
He was killed while driving the street car. She was told
that he was a Seminole Indian. Aunt Kitty ( Marquita Blum) states: "
that they were married and that he contracted a virus from which he did
not recover." She wrote this to her niece Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor
Notes for NORMAN JACOB REINHARDT:
Aunt Kitty (Marquita Blum) spells his last name Rhinehart. She
states that they were married. They called him Daddy Jake. Aunt
Kitty has no memory of him but she says that Dorothy always said he was
a wonderful man and a great step-father. He was the victim of
Bright's Disease (Kidneys) and he died.
Dorothy thought that Jake and Lena were never married. She
believed he had another family. She remembered that night
he died in bed. His picture hung in their home for many years
until Lena began to get dementia. She burned all of her papers
that she had in a trunk.
On a visit with Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor and Dorothy Shaffer on
11-12-2001. His daughter Norma states that Lena was taken into
custody because they thought she had poisined him. She states
that he was 29 years old when he died and that he was in the Merchant
Marines. He wore a straw hat. She has a picture of him in his uniform.
She also has a business card which states that he was a Salesman.
Norma feels he is born in Buffalo Cemetery. She continues that his
mother was German and could not speak any English. Lena could not
communicate with her. After they moved to Oil City her
grandmother Clara sent her mother a newsclipping that Daddy Jake's
mother had gotten her head chopped off by a trolley in Buffalo.
Aunt Norma says that Lee never legally adopted them.
Dorothy was already in school and when it came time for Kitty and Norma
to go their mother did not want them to all have different names.
When she enrolled them in school it was under the name Foskey.
Later when she went to apply at the Oil Well the guards were called to
have her arrested. The reason was becasue she said her name was
Foskey but her birth certificate had Reinhardt. Reinhardt was a
hated name because there was a big General that served in World War
One. They thought she was trying to disquise herself. The
manager came in who happened to be old Mr. Hershelman who endedup being
Aunt Isabelle Mackey's father-in-law. He said that he knew the
family well and that there was no problem which saved Aunt Norma from
being investigated. Aunt Norma says he was buried in the Buffalo
Forest Lawn Cemetery there is a lot holder G.A. Reinhardt.
Notes for LOUIS W. YOUNG:
The 1921 99.1 Buffalo Directory Buffalo Collection F129B8A18
"Lena Young widow of Louis r 139 Genesee Street."
Dorothy states that he was a wheelman. (It also states that on
Kitty's birth certificate). He was shot and killed in Tennessee.
Norma feels he was a merchant marine just like her father was.
Aunt Kitty (Marquita Blum) states: " that Lena was married to
Louis and that they had twins, Marquita Louise and a brother
Leonard. She says that Louis worked on a river boat. He was
in an accident and all aboard were drowned. Her brother Leonard
was adopted by neighbors. Lena thought that the girls should stay
together. They would eventually marry and have husbands to care
for them." This was in a letter that she wrote to Mary Anne
Mackey-Wisor in 1995.
There is a lot holder in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, New York
named C.E. Young.
Forest Lawn Cemetery, Genealogy Dept. 1411 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, New York 14209 716-885-1600
Notes for LEE FOSKEY:
Aunt Kitty stated that after daddy Jake died, Lena returned to
Oil City. A few months later she married Lee. Aunt Kitty
feels that marrying him was the worst mistake for her mother and the
children. She states: "He was a no Gooder, and Lena had to
support the whole family, including Lee." She says that he never
worked too hard. Dorothy would stand up to him and protect Kitty
and Norma. On July 24th 2000 Norma Disharoon spoke about Lee. She
states that "He was a quiet man who did not talk very much. She
said he worked hard getting up early in the morning to walk several
blocks to where he would be painting. Norma said it was just not
because of her mother that Lee was strict but because of her older
sister Dorothy. Dorothy was going with Sam but broke up with him
and had an affair with Roger Martin the superintendent of the
schools. After she had broken up with him and married Sam. Lee
was stricter with Norma and Kitty." He adopted Marquita Young and
Norma Lena Reinhart. He did not adopt Dorothy because she
refused. Later Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor found our that he had ot
legally adopted any of them. When Norma and Kitty started school
their mother Lena just put their last name as Foskey. Dorothy was
alreasy in school so she could not change her name.
On september 17th 2001 Joseph Mackey and his sister Mary Anne
visited with Aunt Norma. Joe remembers grandpa Lee as a fantastic
wallpaperer. Aunt Norma said that when she got her firsat
apartment she wanted it done like she saw in a magazine. The
apartment was not very nice but when he was done like a showcase.
Lee did the ceiling and evertything. You could not see any
seams. The landlord was very impressed. Of course it
improved his property. Joe remembers some big green gob of
something. Aunt Norma said it was some type of ball that Lee used
to clean the wallpaper.
On November the 12th 2001, Dorothy told Aunt Norma that she
remembers grandpa Lee sitting beside an old radio listening to a
program and leaning on a cane. They lived by a creek. Grandpas
Lee told her to be careful she did not fall in the creek. Norma
said that was on Seneca Street where the Buyers Fair is located
now. She said Lee loved to listen to the Lone Ranger on the
radio. Norma took all of her savings so she could buy Lee a TV.
He would watch the Lone Ranger. One day when she came home there were
colored folks in the house with Lee watching the World Series.
Lee hated Negros. He was from the South. But for some
reason they became good friends. They would set on the porch and
visit and sometimes they took him for a ride. After awhile the TV
made him too nervous to watch. It sort of made Aunt Norma mad
after she had spent all her savings on it. Granpa died while they
lived on Seneca street.
"He was a painter. He was a partner with Lee Stormer in
the contracting and painting business. He came to Oil City in
1923. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Oil
City. Parents were Mr. Mrs. Levi Foskey. Funeral services were
held in the funeral at 11 A.M. with the Dr. G. Mason Cochran,
pastor of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. During the
service he read the poem, "There is no Death" as well as the 23rd
Psalm. He was buried by Crawford Funeral Home. Pallbearers
were Jack Stover, Russell Stover, Walter Krasinski, Leroy Brown, James
Rassmussen and Jay Blum. He was 66 at the time of his
death. Attending from out of town were Leroy Brown and
James Rassmussen of Jamestown, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs Jay Blum of , Judy,
Margie, and Florence Blum of Rockland. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel
Mackey, Joe, John, and Larry Mackey of Rocky Grove and Mr. and Mrs.
Claude Brown of Jamestown. Lee is buried in the Grove Hill
Cemetery, Lot 8523, September 21, 1955. There is a single grave
Child of LENA GOLDEN and OSCAR MOREHOUSE is:
29. i. DOROTHY MAE6 MOREHOUSE, b.
June 28, 1912, Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York; d. March 20,
1983, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania 16323.
Child of LENA GOLDEN and NORMAN REINHARDT is:
30. ii. NORMA LENA6 REINHARDT, b.
July 16, 1922, Buffalo, New York.
Child of LENA GOLDEN and LOUIS YOUNG is:
iii. LEONARD6 YOUNG, b. January
20, 1919, Buffalo, New York.
Notes for LEONARD YOUNG:
Marquita Blum his twin sister wrote in a letter to Mary Anne
Mackey-Wisor: "Mom lived near a couple that could not have
children. They wanted to adopt my brother. Mom agonized
over this, but consented. Her reasoning was as the only boy, she
wanted the best for him. These people were A-One, and could give
him all the advantages, and would always be cared for. Mom wanted
to keep us girls together. She said we would probably marry, would have
husbands to care for us. I know that it must have broken her
heart. My grandmother kept telling me she knew someone who looks
just like me. (Poor Fellow) We were twins". 1985
Child of LENA GOLDEN and LEE FOSKEY is:
31. iv. MARQUITA LOUISE6 YOUNG, b.
January 20, 1919, Saint Mary's Maternity Hospital; Buffalo, New York;
d. April 02, 2001, Presbyterian Home, Oil City, Venango County,
16. MYRTLE BELLE5 GOLDEN (CLARA ELIZABETH4 VANCISE, MARY HANNAH3
LINCOLN, DAVID2, ALFRED1) was born February 22, 1897 in Westfield,
Chautauqua County, NewYork, and died 1967 in Warren General Hospital,
Warren County, Pennsylvania. She married RUSSEL LEROY PRATT
February 1914, son of PRATT and ELIZABETH CLARA. He was born
August 29, 1890 in Hinsdale, New York, and died May 25, 1965 in Irvine,
Warren County, Pennsylvania.
Notes for MYRTLE BELLE GOLDEN:
She lived in Spring Creek near Warren, Pennsylvania. My memories
of visiting Uncle Russell and Aunt Mrytle were very pleasant. Uncle
Russell was bedfast and had a hospital bed by the front window. I
always enjoyed sitting on the side of his bed and talking to him.
She died between May 1964 and December 1968
Her obituary states. "Mrs. Myrtle B. Pratt. Oil City-- Mrs.
Myrtle Belle Pratt, 70, Star Route, Irvine, died in Warren General
Hospital at 10:10 A.M. Sunday. She was a sister of a local
She was born in Westfield, N.Y., Feb. 22, 1897, the daughter of George
and Clara Van Cise Golden. She was a member of Saron Lutheran
Church of Youngsville.
Mrs. Pratt is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Warner (Elizabeth)
Lindell, Irvine, with whom she had made her home for the past twelve
years. Mrs. Estella Shrub, Norwalk, California; a grandson Russel
A. Shrub with the U.S. Navy in California; several nieces and nephews;
a brother William Golden, Westfield, N.Y.; and a sister Mrs. Lena
Foskey, Oil City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell L. Pratt, May 25,
Friends may call at the McKinney Funeral Home in Youngsville today from
3 P.M. to 5 P.M., and 7 P.M. to 9 P.M. Services will be held there
Wednesday at 4 P.M. with the Rev. James Dorow, pastor of Saron Lutheran
Burial will be in Warren County Memorial Park at Starbrick."
Another News clipping had the following information. "Mrs. Pratt,
70, Oil City Woman's Sister, Succumbs. Irvine--Mrs. Myrtle Belle
Pratt, 70, of Irvine Star Route, died in Warren General Hospital at
10:10 A.M. Sunday. She was the widow of the late Russell L.
She was born in Westfield, N.Y., February 22, 1897, a daughter of
George and Clara Van Cise Golden.
She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Lena Foskey of Oil City.
Other survivors include two daughters, a grandson and a brother.
Arrangements are in charge of the McKinney Funeral Home in Youngsville."
Notes for RUSSEL LEROY PRATT:
In a letter written by Estella Shrubb in February of 1984 to Mary Anne
Mackey-Wisor, she verifies Russell's birthday and states that his
mother's name was Elizabeth Clara Pratt. She states; " Dad was bedfast
cause he suffered a cerebral Hemmorage stroke in October of 1955 just
three months after my husband died which left him like (Mary Anne)
Children of MYRTLE GOLDEN and RUSSEL PRATT are:
i. ELIZABETH CLARA6 PRATT, b.
January 16, 1915; d. March 08, 1972, Warren, Pennsylvania.; m.
(1) THEODORE LINDGUIST, 1930; m. (2) WARNER LINDELL, Abt. 1940; b. Abt.
Notes for ELIZABETH CLARA PRATT:
Her nickname was Bea.
Notes for WARNER LINDELL:
Lived in Spartansburg, Pennsylvania.
32. ii. ESTELLA LOUISE PRATT, b.
April 21, 1917; d. 1985.
17. WILLIAM GEORGE5 GOLDEN (CLARA ELIZABETH4 VANCISE, MARY
HANNAH3 LINCOLN, DAVID2, ALFRED1) was born February 25, 1902 in
Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York, and died April 30, 1982 in
Westfield Memorial Hospital, Chautauqua County, New York. He
married RUTH WARNER November 10, 1924 in Westfield , Chautauqua County,
New York, daughter of FRED WARNER and MABEL HANNUM. She was born
June 01, 1902 in Mayville, Chautauqua County, New York, and died August
10, 1976 in Westfield , Chautauqua County, New York.
Notes for WILLIAM GEORGE GOLDEN:
To find their house you cross the bridge going south of
town. You turn left as soon as you cross the bridge, go 3 miles
and turn left onto Odgen Road. It is the second or third house on
the right before the fish and game land. Dorothy
Shaffer took her mother to see Uncle Bill about 1975. He was so
happy to see her. While they were visiting Dorothy had to go to
the bathroom and Uncle Bill gave her a flashlight and told her to use
the outhouse. She went out and could not find it and went behind
a bush. Later her mother had to go to the bathroom and took the
flashlight to the out house. on the way home Dorothy asked mom if
she found the out house. She said No, she had gone behind the
bush too. Before they left he went to the fruit cellar and gave
them squash and big apples. They did not know how to cook the
squash and Uncle Bill told them how. When they went home they
cooked and said it was very good. The farmhouse was very old and
they sat infront of a fireplace to keep warm. According to
Norma Disharoon in a conversation with her niece Mary Anne Easter
weekend April 1st 1999. "Uncle Bill had many antiques
which were original Lincoln furniture, an old organ, postcards of Oil
City, and old coins. She said that he had a picture of Aunt Ruth
in her Wedding dress and he still had the dress in a trunk in the
attic. She ask him one time when she was little why he did not
sell the items and he said he was not interested in money." Norma
was afraid of him and thought he was mean. " He had a crippled leg
because he had fallen down when he was a child and arm. He was
always in pain. He was unable to work very much and his wife Ruth
was the breadwinner of the family." On the contrary her sister
Dorothy Mackey loved him dearly. He was her favorite Uncle.
At the time of his death his son Gorge lived in Euclid, Ohio. His
granddaughter name is Sharon Pfoh. "On page two of
the Westfield Republican weekly newspaper dated May 6th 1982.
Published in Westfield, New York. His wife was Ruth Warner
Golden.William G. Golden 80, services will be May 3rd, 1982. He
belonged to the Westfield Fish and Game Club. He died at
Westfield Memorial Hospital on April 30th. Services were held on
May 3, 1982. William was buried by Brewer Funeral Home in
Westfield. He was the son of George and Claire (Van Cise)
Golden. He was born in Westfield February 25th, 1902. He is
buried in Westfield Cemetery. He lived on Ogden Road. He was a retired
farmer for the last fifteen years. He was preceded in death by a son
Robert L., a brother Charles, three sisters Lena, Edith, Myrtle.""In
witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name the 11th day of
September in the year Nineteen Hundred and Eighty. William G.
GoldenWe, whose names are hereto subscribed, Do Certify that on the
11th day of September 1980 William G. Golden the testator above named,
subscribed his name to this instrument in our presence and the
presence of each of us, and at the same time, in our presence and
hearing, declared the same to be his last Will and Testament, and
requested us, and each of us, to sign our names thereto as witnesses to
the execution thereof, which we hereby do in the presence of the testor
and of each other, on the day of the date of said will, and write
opposite our names our respective places of residence. Anthony J.
Rizzo 35 Franklin Street, Westfield, New York 14787 and Annette C.
Catalano 71 Jefferson Street, Westfield New York 14787." "
Proceedings on Probate of Will, At surrogate's Court, held at Mayville
in and for the County of Chautauqua, New York, on this 30th day of
June, 1982. Before Hon. Willard W. Cass, Jr., In the case of
proving the Last Will and Testament of William G. Golden,
deceased. On the day and year, and at the place aforesaid George
F. Golden Executor named in the instrument purporting to be the last
Will and Testament of William G. Golden, late of R.D. Westfield in said
County, appeared and offered the said instrument for probate as the
last will of said deceased and made satisfactory proof before the said
Surrogate, that the said deceased died on the 30th day of April,
1982. That at the time of his death he was an inhabitant and
resident of Chautauqua County, N.Y. That he died leaving said
instrument purporting to be a last Will and Testament, which is now
exhibited in the said Surrogate's Court, which bears date on the 11th
day of September, 1980 and which relates to Real and Personal
Estate. The following named persons are all the heirs and next of
kin of the said deceased, with their places of residence and ages, as
nearly as can be ascertained, viz: Said deceased left him
surviving George F. Golden Son full age Euclid, Ohio. Vol. 138 Last
Will and Testament, William G. Golden of thew Town of Westfield in the
County of Chautauqua and the state of New York being of sound mind and
body, do make, publish and declare this my Last Will and Testament, in
manner following, that is to say: First, I direct that all debts
and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my death as practible.
Second. I direct that all inheritance taxes of every nature
including interest and penalties thereon, be paid out of my estate as
an expense of administration without apportionment. Third. I
give, devise and bequeath all the rest, residue and remainder of my
estate, both real and personal, in any form or nature, wheresoever it
may be situated, to my son George F. Golden. Fourth. In the
event that my son, George F. Golden, shall predecease me, I give,
devise and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my estate,
both real and personal, in any form or nature, wheresoever it may be
situated to my granddaughter, Sherry Golden. In witness
whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name the 11th day of
September in the year Nineteen Hundred and Eighty. William
Golden. We, whose names are hereto subscribes, do certify
that on the 11th day of September 1980 William G. Golden
the testator above named, subscribe his name to this instrument
in our presence and in the presence of each of us, and at the same
time, in our presence and hearing, declared the same to be his Last
Will and Testament, and requested us, and each of us, to sign our names
thereto as witnesses to the execution thereof, which we hereby do in
the presence of the testator and of each other, on the day of the date
of the said Will, and write opposite of our names our respective places
of residence Anthony J. Rizzo 35 Franklin Street, Westfield, New York
14787 Annette C. Catalano 71 Jefferson Street Westfield, New York
14787" 120-503 Surrogate's Court Chautauqua County Estate of William G.
Golden Proceedings on Probate of Will Chauta. Co. Surrogates June 30,
1982 Mayville , New York.
Notes for RUTH WARNER:
The following is from the Westfield Republican Weekly Newspaper
published in Westfield New York. Ruth's obituary can be found in
August 11, 1976 on page 5 and August 18th, 1976 page 5.
Ruth Golden, 74 of Ogden Road Westfield died yesterday, Tuesday, August
10th, 1976 at 5 A.M. in Westfield Memorial Hospital. Wallace
Funeral Home. Wife of W. G. Golden.
Funeral services, Thursday, August 12, 1976. Born June 1st, 1902
in Mayville, New York. She was the daughter of Mabel (Hannum) and Fred
Warner. She was married on November 10th, 1924, in
Westfield. She was a paperhanger for more than twenty years and a
member of the Mayville United Methodist Curch. She is survived by a son
and granddaughter of Cleveland, Ohio. She was preceded in death
by her son Robert in 1950. She was buried by Wallace
Funeral Home and is buried in the Westfield Cemetery.
Children of WILLIAM GOLDEN and RUTH WARNER are:
33. i. GEORGE F.6 GOLDEN.
ii. ROBERT L. GOLDEN, b. 1938,
Westfield , Chautauqua County, New York; d. August 09, 1950, Westfield,
Chautauqua County, New York.
Notes for ROBERT L. GOLDEN:
Aunt Ruth wrote to my mother, Dorothy Morehouse Mackey, about the loss
of her son. The letter was dated 7/27/50. She thought my
mother had heard from Libby or Myrtle. She said that : "she was
so shocked and upset we hardly knew what to do. And your Uncle
Bill was so socked and upset he didn't know what was going to happen,
or if he could get through a big funeral or not, and whether to notify
anyone or not. And mistakenly assumed Libby had notified Kitty or
you without definitely telling her to do so, and she didn't whether she
should or not..... He slipped and fell off a crate which was set on end
on an uneven floor (in the barn). In falling he struck his face
against a small box he had suspended by a small rope from a beam above
(in Horse stable). Evidently it knocked the box out of the loop,
catching him in it, breaking his neck. When your Uncle Bill found
him, the crate he had slipped off from was leaning against his back,
and the rope was holding him up, with his knees a few inches from the
floor. The little box was lying upside down on the floor with one
kitten still under it, and the old bag he had put in the bottom for
them to lie on. The bottom of the box was broken and forced
outward as Tho by his fist when he fell. His face was bruised
(which it hadn't been when we last saw him alive, and the upper end of
the crate had nail scratches from his shoes, showing where he had
slipped. There were also several other crates which he had piled
around the kittens dish so that he could feed them without their mother
being able to steal it all away from them, which she would do if she
got a chance, no matter how much she had of her own. The coroner
had already made up his mind to 'another suicide' before he even got
here; and made no examination of Bob, or the place where it happened;
and we were too shocked to realize what an awful story they were making
of it on the radio and in the newspapers..... We all miss him terribly
as he was such a happy, lively, cheerful, thoughtful, and busy little
helper in so many ways. And he was so pleased to think he was
getting big and strong enough to take over some of the outdoor work I
had to do before, such as riding potato planter and cultivator; and
Bill had let him drive the tractor a few times. He liked his 4-H
and school work very much, and had learned to roller skate and had a
bicycle to ride, and I was planning to learn to swim and ride horse
back and was He was looking forward to joining the
school band in the fall as he liked music too. And in addition to
all this he whittled and carved innumerable toys and articles that he
had studied out from Popular Mechanics Magazine or papers as well as
doing considerable reading. Never seemed to be at a loss for
something to do. I sure miss him at every turn, as I could always
depend on his being here, except when he was a school, whether Bill or
George were or not; and he was always so cheerful and thoughtful, and
always willing to help out at whatever needed done."
The Westfield Republican reported on August 9, 1950 that "Robert
Golden, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. William G. Golden, Ogden Road, was
found dead by his father Monday at 3:45 P.M. in the barn at the Golden
Farm. The little boy, a member of the Lombard Handy Gang 4-H Club
was the winner of many prizes for superb vegetables. He would
have entered the sixth grade in September at the Westfield Academy and
Central Hugh School.
Besides his parents, he is survived by one brother, George Golden
at home, his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Warner, Beech
Hill and several aunts.
The funeral will be held at the Carpenter Funeral Home.
Thursday at 2 P.M. with the Rev. Lester Hunt officiating.
Interment will be in Westfield Cemetery."
18. ROBERT6 DUCHAINE (MOLLY5 LINCOLN, NEWTON4, HARRISON3, DAVID2,
ALFRED1) was born November 01, 1941 in Westfield, Chautauqua County,
Notes for ROBERT DUCHAINE:
He was born in the maternity hospital in Westfield. It is not
longer there as of 11-11-2001.
Children of ROBERT DUCHAINE are:
ii. DUCHAINE, b. Abt. 1961.
19. RACHAEL6 DUCHAINE (MOLLY5 LINCOLN, NEWTON4, HARRISON3,
DAVID2, ALFRED1) was born February 26, 1946 in Westfield, Chautauqua
County, New York, and died November 19, 1993 in Ransomville, New
York. She married REV. EDWARD A. GOLDEN.
Children of RACHAEL DUCHAINE and EDWARD GOLDEN are:
i. THOMAS P.7 GOLDEN.
ii. DANIEL W. GOLDEN.
20. MILTON6 GRAHAM (HENRY ARTHUR5, NELLIE4 LINCOLN, DAVID BIRD3,
DAVID2, ALFRED1) He married (1) BETTY. He
married (2) BLANCHE NUSOM March 22, 1962 in Westfield , Chautauqua
County, New York. She was born April 20, 1932.
Notes for MILTON GRAHAM:
Hello Mary anne,
My Uncle Milton is not doing well at all, So I
will wait and see if he gets stronger before I ask him 101 Questions.
My Aunt Blanche has been trying to work at Mc Donalds - to keep the
boat afloat at her house. Health problems and no health insurance have
made thier lives very uncomfortable, I pray they do not
loose thier home. As Uncle Milton and
Aunt Blanche Nusom Graham have a baby buried there also- Bradley Graham
died 7th of May 1964 age 2 mos. I did not go to the babys furneral as I
was carrying my son and Just could not face seeing the baby - .
Uncle milton Graham had a son by his 1st marriage - Rick Graham - He
lived near Atlanta Ga. 1997- his mom was Betty ?( 3) Milton
Graham (Twin) born 30
Oct.1931,WEstfield,N.Y. 1st marr.
Betty son Rick Graham.
Notes for BLANCHE NUSOM:
Aunt Blanche had three daughters by her 1st marriage with Ivan Kramer.
milton and Blanche had
my cousin Cheryl Lynn Graham born in Westfield on 22 and March 1963So
daughters my aunt Blanche was heart broke over the death of her only
2nd Blanche Emma Nusom Kramer she born 20th April 1932 d/o John
Lena May Arnemann Nusom. They Married 22 March 1962
Westfield, 2 ch).Cheryl
Lynn Graham born 22 March 1963, She marr. Kenneth Smith on 19
have two ch- Merry and Alexander Smith. and the baby Bradley
Graham who died
7th May 1964 age 2 mos.
Child of MILTON GRAHAM and BETTY is:
i. RICK7 GRAHAM.
Children of MILTON GRAHAM and BLANCHE NUSOM are:
ii. BRADLEY7 GRAHAM, b. March
1964; d. May 07, 1964.
34. iii. CHERYL LYNN GRAHAM, b.
March 22, 1963.
21. GLENERVIA6 GRAHAM (HENRY ARTHUR5, NELLIE4 LINCOLN, DAVID
BIRD3, DAVID2, ALFRED1) was born October 31, 1931.
Notes for GLENERVIA GRAHAM:
Twin Grandma Graham also had her daughter liveing with them Glenervia
Graham, who worked at welches. She never married.
Child of GLENERVIA GRAHAM is:
i. ROBIN7 GRAHAM, b. 1958; d.
August 10, 1971, Holly Street, Westfield, New York.
Notes for ROBIN GRAHAM:
She had a son, Robin
Graham born 1958 and he had the prettiest red hair I have ever
seen. Robin was
rideing his bike down Holly st. and was hit by a car and killed on 10th
1971. It was a accident and effected this family very deeply and
Glen were like two lost souls as Robin was Henry and Vilolets heart and
never gotton over it as, Robin was her life. she lives alone to this
and Milton were TwinsI had never heard about Nellie Lincoln
-Graham Hardenger - Rater. untill
Robin Graham was buried on the family plot in Westfield cemetery.
22. JACK6 GRAHAM (HENRY ARTHUR5, NELLIE4 LINCOLN, DAVID BIRD3,
DAVID2, ALFRED1) He married BETTY RHORING.
Children of JACK GRAHAM and BETTY RHORING are:
i. NORMAN7 GRAHAM.
ii. GLORIA GRAHAM, m. STEVEN BOWEN.
23. FLORENCE MARIE6 STRAIN (FRANK BENJAMIN5, MINNIE4 VANCISE,
MARY HANNAH3 LINCOLN, DAVID2, ALFRED1) was born June 15, 1921 in
Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York, and died July 22, 1978 in
Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania. She married RALPH ALEXANDER
GRISWOLD September 07, 1939 in Northeast, Pennsylvania, son of ELMER
QUINN and CORA MESSENGER. He was born September 18, 1914 in
Summerdale, Chautauqua County, New York..
Notes for FLORENCE MARIE STRAIN:
Places of residence included Westfield, Summerdale, Sherman, New
York. She had 11 children. She is buried at Sherman
Cemetery, Chautauqua, New York. This information was given by
Sharon Walters daughter of Florence Strain in a letter to Mary Anne
Mackey-Wisor dated October 25, 1984.
Notes for RALPH ALEXANDER GRISWOLD:
He was a farmer. He lived in Summerdale and Sherman. His
parents were Elmer Quinn born 4/19/1886, his mother Cora Safi Messenger
born 1/23/1891. This information was provided by Sharon Walters in a
letter to Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor October 25, 1984.
Children of FLORENCE STRAIN and RALPH GRISWOLD are:
35. i. CHARLES RALPH7 GRISWOLD, b.
May 15, 1940, Sherman, Chautaqua County, New York.
36. ii. RICHARD EDWARD GRISWOLD, b.
May 15, 1941, Sherman, Chautaqua County, New York.
37. iii. JOAN MARIE GRISWOLD, b.
October 14, 1943, Sherman, Chautaqua County, New York.
iv. JAMES ARTHUR GRISWOLD, b.
August 03, 1944, Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York.
Notes for JAMES ARTHUR GRISWOLD:
He was born in Westfield.
38. v. SHARON ANN GRISWOLD, b.
February 05, 1949, Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York.
vi. JESSIE MAY GRISWOLD, b. March
26, 1950, Westfield, Chautauqa County, New York.
Notes for JESSIE MAY GRISWOLD:
She was born in Westfield, New York.
vii. BEVERLY JEAN GRISWOLD, b.
August 07, 1953, Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York; m. CHARLES
EMMETT DAVIS, July 31, 1982, Sherman, Chautaqua County, New York; b.
viii. DAVID ALLEN GRISWOLD, b.
March 01, 1955, Westfield, Chautauqa County, New York.
Notes for DAVID ALLEN GRISWOLD:
He was born in Westfield.
ix. FLOYD ELMER GRISWOLD, b.
November 02, 1956, Westfield, Chautauqa County, New York.
Notes for FLOYD ELMER GRISWOLD:
He was born in WESTFIELD.
x. THOMAS ALEXANDER GRISWOLD, b.
June 24, 1958, Westfield, Chautauqa County, New York.
Notes for THOMAS ALEXANDER GRISWOLD:
He was born in Westfield.
xi. ROBERT WAYNE GRISWOLD, b.
March 08, 1965, Westfield , Chautauqa County, New York.
Notes for ROBERT WAYNE GRISWOLD:
He was born in Westfield.
24. DONALD EDWARD6 STRAIN (FRANK BENJAMIN5, MINNIE4 VANCISE, MARY
HANNAH3 LINCOLN, DAVID2, ALFRED1) was born June 01, 1922 in Westfield,
Chautaqua County, New York. He married EMMA JEAN ABBEY June 01,
1947 in Ripley, Chautaqua County, New York. She was born Abt.
Notes for DONALD EDWARD STRAIN:
They had three children according to Sharon Walters, Florence Strain
Griswald's daughter, in a letter written to Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor
October 15, 1984.
Children of DONALD STRAIN and EMMA ABBEY are:
i. CHILD7 STRAIN, b. Aft. 1947.
ii. CHILD STRAIN, b. Aft. 1947.
iii. CHILD STRAIN, b. Aft. 1947.
25. CLAUDE F. GOLDEN6 BROWN (EDITH MAE5 GOLDEN, CLARA ELIZABETH4
VANCISE, MARY HANNAH3 LINCOLN, DAVID2, ALFRED1) died Bef. 2002.
He married ALBERTA M..
Notes for CLAUDE F. GOLDEN BROWN:
He lived in Jamestown, New York. Norma Disharoon,
Edith's niece states in a letter to Mary Anne in December 1998 that
"Claude was married twice. The second time was when she was three
or four years old. She said that he and Alberta had five or six
According to his son Leroy Brown Sr. in a letter to Mary Anne
8-15-2000. He states that his father was born a Golden but took
the name Brown.
Aunt Noma sent a copy of his sister's obituary and in her letter
which was enclosed she tells the following story. "Claude Brown
was a young man who came to our house when I wasn't even big enough to
go to school yet. He and his first wife were just beautiful to me
as I had never seen two people dance together before and I though they
were movie stars. Every time they came to see their Uncle Lee
Foskey who would wind up the Victrola and they would dance for
us. Hazel herself was Ketty's age so he could not be her
son.. They always came to see us and were a big favorite of mom
Children of CLAUDE BROWN and ALBERTA M. are:
i. DAUGHTER7 BROWN, m. JAMES
Notes for JAMES RASSMUSSEN:
He was form Jamestown, New York.
39. ii. LEROY BROWN, SR., b. August
iii. GRACE BROWN, m. JAMES
Notes for JAMES RASSMUSSEN:
He was form Jamestown, New York.
iv. HARRY BROWN.
v. WINIFRED BROWN.
Notes for WINIFRED BROWN:
Mr. and Mrs. Windfield Brown and family is mentioned as sending flowers
for the funeral of Lena Elizabeth Golden Foskey.
vi. DAISY BROWN.
vii. ALBERTA BROWN.
26. HAZEL B.6 JAMES (EDITH MAE5 GOLDEN, CLARA ELIZABETH4 VANCISE,
MARY HANNAH3 LINCOLN, DAVID2, ALFRED1) was born August 26, 1918 in Oil
City, Venango County, Pennsylvania, and died October 01, 2002 in Home
of Pat and Dean Foster 4 Ducan Street, Oil City, Pennsylvania
16301. She married WILLIAM BROWN July 26, 1936. He died
Notes for HAZEL B. JAMES:
Lived in Mayville, New York.
Another address RD#51 Old Black Road, Titusville Pa.16345
Hazel B. James Brown, obituary from the Oil City Derrick, Wednesday,
October 2, 2002, 84, of 4 Ducan Street, Oil City, died at 2:05 P.M.
Tuesday, October 1, 2002, in the home of her granddaughter and husband,
Pat and Dean Foster and a very special great-granddaughter,
Alicia. Born August 26,1918 in Oil City, she was the
daughter of Edward James and Edith Mae Golden Stover. Mrs.
Brown was a homemaker and enjoyed playing cards, dominos, reading the
Bible and crocheting. She was married to William Brown, July 26,
1936. He died in 1977. Surviving are Three daughters, Alena
Wood of Titusville, Judy Houser of Kane and Elizabeth Soto of Ropley,
New York; five sons, Charles Brown, Claude Brown and Joseph Brown all
of Titusville, Christopher Brown of Waterford and Walter Brown of
Westfield, New York; 34 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 7
She is also survived by a step-brother Jack Stover of Oil City; several
nieces and nephews; and many adopted grandchildren. Mrs. Brown was
preceded in death by her step-father, Harry Stover; a daughter Peggy
Brown; three sons, Eddie Brown, Jimmy Brown and Dickie Brown; four
grandchildren, Reggie Soto Jr., Walter Brown Jr., Sylvia Brown and
Hazel Brown; one great Grandison; one sister; and five brothers..
Friends may call from 2 to 4 P.M. Thursday in Reinsel Funeral
Home. Funeral services will be held at 4 P.M. Thursday in the
funeral home with the Rev. Ron Bole, VNA hospice pastor, officiating.
Interment will be held in Jamison Corners Cemetery At the convenience
of the family. Memorials on behalf of the family can be made to
the funeral home.
Children of HAZEL JAMES and WILLIAM BROWN are:
i. ALENA7 BROWN, b. Aft. 1936; d.
Aft. 2002; m. WOOD.
ii. JUDY BROWN, b. Aft. 1936; d.
Aft. 2002; m. HOUSER.
40. iii. ELIZABETH BROWN, b. Aft.
1936; d. Aft. 2002.
iv. CHARLES BROWN, b. Aft. 1936;
d. Aft. 2002.
v. CLAUDE BROWN, b. Aft. 1936; d.
vi. JOSEPH BROWN, b. Aft. 1936; d.
vii. CHRISTOPHER BROWN, b. Aft.
1936; d. Aft. 2002.
41. viii. WALTER BROWN, SR., b.
Aft. 1936; d. Aft. 2002.
ix. PEGGY BROWN, b. Aft. 1936; d.
x. EDDIE BROWN, b. Aft. 1936; d.
xi. JIMMY BROWN, b. Aft. 1936; d.
xii. DICKIE BROWN, b. Aft. 1936;
d. Bef. 2002.
27. FLORENCE6 STOVER (EDITH MAE5 GOLDEN, CLARA ELIZABETH4
VANCISE, MARY HANNAH3 LINCOLN, DAVID2, ALFRED1) was born Aft. 1920 in
Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania, and died Bef. 2002. She
married (1) CHARLES PORTER. She married (2) NEWTON
Notes for FLORENCE STOVER:
Norma Disharoon provided her name to Mary Anne in a letter dated
December 1998. She said that she was married twice.
Child of FLORENCE STOVER and CHARLES PORTER is:
28. JACK F.6 STOVER (EDITH MAE5 GOLDEN, CLARA ELIZABETH4 VANCISE,
MARY HANNAH3 LINCOLN, DAVID2, ALFRED1) was born August 14, 1922 in
Fertigs, Venango County, Pennsylvania, and died April 11, 2003 in UPMC
Northwest, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. He married
MARY LOU BEICHNER April 20, 1946. She was born Aft. 1920, and
died November 07, 1985 in Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania 16301.
Notes for JACK F. STOVER:
He lived in Oil City at the time of his mother's death in 1950.
He signed the funeral book at the funeral of Lena Elizabeth Foskey, his
aunt. This was held December 24th, 1968. His wife also
signed the registry.
THE DERRICK Monday April 14th, 2003, a newspaper from Oil City,
Pennsylvania. Jack F. 'Smokey' Stover, 80, of 8 Oak Street, Oil
City, died at 5:55 P.M. Friday, April 11th, 2003, in UPMC Northwest,
Franklin. Born August 14th, 1922, in Fertigs, he was the son of
Harry F. and Edith Mae Golden Stover. Mr. Stover resided in Oil
City area all of his life. He was a private first class in the
Army in Northern France and the Rhineland. Mr. Stover was a fork
lift operator at the Pennzoil, retiring there. He was a member of
the Oil City Eagles Club. Mr. Stover was an avid bingo player;
and enjoyed playing cards and meeting with friends in the morning for
coffee at McDonald's. He was married April 20, 1946, to Mary Lou
Beichner, who died November 7, 1985. Surviving are a daughter,
Patricia A. Voorhies of Oil City; tow sons, Frank E. Stover of
Fairbury, Ill., and Gene R. Stover of Arizona; nine grandchildren; 10
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Stover
was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In
addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in Death by four
brothers, Lee Dos Stover, Guy Otis Stover, Russell Lewis Stover and
Clifford C. Stover; one sister, Florence Van Wormer; and one
stepsister, Hazel B. Brown. Friends may call from 7 to 9 P.M.
today and from noon to 1 P.M. Tuesday in the Hutchinson Funeral Home,
201 Bissell Avenue. Funeral services will be held at 1 P.M. with
Major James E. Foley of the Oil City Salvation Army officiating.
Interment will be in Heckathorn Cemetery.
Notes for MARY LOU BEICHNER:
Norma Disharoon gave Mary Anne a letter dated December 1998. She came
to the viewing of Lena Golden Foskey in 1968.
Children of JACK STOVER and MARY BEICHNER are:
i. PATRICIA7 STOVER, m. VOORHIES.
ii. FRANK E. STOVER.
iii. GENE STOVER.
29. DOROTHY MAE6 MOREHOUSE (LENA ELIZABETH5 GOLDEN, CLARA
ELIZABETH4 VANCISE, MARY HANNAH3 LINCOLN, DAVID2, ALFRED1) was born
June 28, 1912 in Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York, and died March
20, 1983 in Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania 16323. She
married SAMUEL B. MACKEY July 31, 1936 in Zelienople, Mercer County,
Pennsylvania, son of JOSEPH MACKEY and ISABELLA PURDY. He was
born December 20, 1901 in Glenalin, Anton, Northern Ireland, and died
July 02, 1982 in Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania 16323.
Notes for DOROTHY MAE MOREHOUSE:
WORLD NEWS for 1912 Iceberg sinks Titanic drowning 1,595
Passengers--A Statue of Nefertiti discovered in Egypt--China becomes a
republic--French doctor discovers cancer microbe--Woodrow Wilson
elected President--Ty Cobb wins batting crown with record .420--Girl
Scouts Founded under the name of Girl Guides MUSIC for
1912 It's a Long, Long way to Tipperary--Moonlight Bay--My
Melancholy Baby--Be my little Bumble Bee AT THE MOVIES The
Musketeers of Pig Alley SPORTS NEWS Boston Marathon Michael
Ryan 2 hours, 21 minutes and 18 seconds--Baseball World Series Boston
Red Sox--Indianapolis 500 1930 MPH Joe Dawson PRICES Average
Income 1,209--New Car 650--New House 3,395--Loaf of bread .04--Gallon
of Gas .11--Gallon of Milk .35--Gold Per ounce 20.67--Silver per ounce
.45--Dow Jones Average 90 PRESIDENT William Taft VICE
PRESIDENT James Sherman INVENTIONS Diesel Locomotive--Auto
Automatic Pilot--Mercury Vapor Lamp--Wind Tunnel LIFE EXPECTANCY 50.5
years. Her birth is recorded in the State
Department of Health, Executive Division 84 Holland Avenue Albany, New
York. 12208 Certificate number 37333. She was born in Westfield
New York. Lena's mother lived in Buffalo at the time and sent
Lena home to her grandmother. Dorothy was born in a building that
used to be an old chicken coop. She celebrated her birthday on
June 28th all of her life. When she went to apply for her social
security her birth certificate stated June 29th. She was born very
close to midnight. Her mother thought the 28th and the doctor
wrote the 29th. After that her children used to tease her and
have two birthdays. Dorothy and her mother Lena were
hospitalized in Ernest Wene Hospital in Buffalo, New York, March
3rd, 1917, with Scarlet fever. Dot was there for 43 days
and Lena was there 30 days. Mrs. Clara Jackson Dot's grandmother came
and signed her out of the hospital and took her home. (Mary Anne has a
copy of the discharge papers in her mother's file) They lived at
93 Genesee Street in Buffalo. Dorothy remembered that her mother
had long black hair that almost touched the floor. When they were
admitted Lena was put in a straight jacket and all her hair was cut
off. She remembered seeing her mothers' long locks of hair fall
to the floor as she screamed. Lena was so delirious that she escaped
from the straight jacket and had to be separated from her daughter and
put into confinement. This sight lived with her the rest of her
life even though she was only five years old at the time. Dorothy
remembered being put in several washtubs of different colors (of
antiseptic) before she could leave the hospital with her
grandmother. Their last name was signed
MOOREHOUSE. Dorothy received an award in 3rd
grade from the Department of Instruction City of Buffalo, Jan. 1923
school # 31. ( A copy of the certificate is in her file.)It was for
excellence in writing. Dorothy had beautiful handwriting all her
life. When she was a child in school the teachers would tie her
left hand behind her back so she would use her right hand. But
she remained left handed. Another incident that Dorothy spoke was
when she ran out into the street coming home from school. She ran
between two parked cars. Dorothy was hit and had a hole in her
skull that was stuffed with cotton. She always had a soft spot
there. She was in a brand new dress and was afraid that her
mother was going to be mad at her for getting it dirty and running out
into the street without looking. As a
child she was emotionally abused by her different step-fathers and may
have been physically abused. She talked of being shut out of her
house by Mr. Young. He would lock the door and she would walk a
few blocks to her grandmother Clara's house. This was in a bad part of
the city of Buffalo along the docks. She said that after moving
to Pennsylvania they lived in Foster homes that were arranged through
the salvation army in Oil City. Dorothy was a
life long member of the girl scouts. She maintained her
membership with the keystone talltree girl scout council. A copy
of a signed card dated May 1964 is located in her
file. Dorothy said that her sister Norma's dad
was the one she loved the most. She called him Daddy Jake.
My sister Dorothy Mackey Shaffer saw a certificate in our attic
that was an award from the salvation army and it had the name
Dorothy Reinhardt. Obviously she had thought of him as a dad to write
his last name as her own during that part of her life. We
could not find the certificate after she died.
They moved to Fertigs Pennsylvania and lived with Lena's sister
Edith. This was a big change going from a city school to a one
room schoolhouse. Dorothy was very shy. The first day of
class the teacher made her stand in front of the class which was a very
frightening experience for her. They also lived in
Conneaut, Ohio. Most of her life was spent in Oil City,
Pennsylvania. " The Senior Class of Oil City High School
Commencement Exercises Friday evening, June twelfth eight o'clock at
the Drake Theater in Oil, City Pennsylvania." Graduation
Announcement. Invitation is enclosed in her
file. Dorothy and Sam dated for ten years.
Dorothy broke up with his for awhile and dated a Roger Williams or
Roger Martin, a teacher at the high school. He taught her many
things that she had never had the chance to do. One example was to ride
a horse. She also had several pieces of beautiful jewelry that he
gave her. Her best friend was Miss Pinney another teacher.
They did many things together. One was learning how to
Swim. Something happened between them. Miss Pinney married
and moved to Coudersport, Pennsylvania. Dorothy joined
Rocky Grove Presbyterian Church under Rev. Moorehead, Clerk of session
Leo Richards. She was an avid reader often starting a book and
not putting it down until it was finished. She was an expert in
crochet. Places that Sam and her lived during
their married lives 33 1/2 Graff Street November 1939-May 1942; 48
Washington Street Franklin, Pa May 1942 to April 1943.; 140 Maple St.
Rocky Grove April 6, 1943-Sept. 7, 1944.; 224 Maple Street Rocky Grove
Sept. 7, 1944 to March 1951, 214 Elm St. Rocky Grove 1951 to date of
death in 1983. As appeared in the Oil City Derrick
Newspaper and is enclosed in her file. " Local Woman badly
burned. Dress Ignites from open flame while bathing her
baby. Mrs. Samuel Mackey, of 24 Halyday Street, is a patient in
the Oil City hospital suffering from serious burns sustained Wednesday
when her dress caught fire from an open stove in the bathroom of the
family residence while she was bathing her infant
child. Hospital officials said today that Mrs
Mackey is suffering from second degree burns. Her condition today
is said to be fair, and she is expected to
recover. Mrs. Mackey sustained the burns
Wednesday morning. She was in the act of leaning over her baby
when her dress swept into the flames and caught
fire. Flames enveloped her instantly and she
received severe burns before she managed to extinguish the
flames. She was rushed to the hospital, where it was found the
blaze had seared her from the bottom of her dress to her
neck. Hospital representatives said that though the
burns are exceedingly painful and Mrs. Mackey suffered shock, her
condition is not critical today, and barring complications her recovery
is expected. She will probably have to remain at the local
institution for several weeks." Dorothy's favorite
entertainer was Bing Crosby. When she spoke about him Sam would
get jealous. When she died their was an autographed picture and a
news clipping celebrating 40 years of show business in her drawer.
Marquita Blum in a letter
to her niece Mary Anne, after Dorothy had died, stated: Dorothy
really had to go through a lot! All these siblings and
heartache! But - let no one, NO ONE, say we were
half-sisters, because we would have had a battle! We were sisters
- period! Dorothy took us under her 'wing ', and was our tender
care giver. We loved her devotedly. Oh! she could have a
TEMPER, at times but they weren't aimed at us. Mostly - Lee
(step-father). She told him that he should be supporting us, not
Mom having to do it. Norma and I loved her, and still miss her
after all these years. She is safe in his arms, I know!
Your Mom was very intelligent woman. When she graduated, she was
chosen to be secretary for the Principal of the Senior High
School. What and honor!" The letter is enclosed in Kitty's
Dorothy was a housewife and her greatest joy was to
be a good mother. Before she was married she worked as a
secretary for the Oil City High School in Oil City. She was the
5th cousin of Abraham Lincoln according to family
tradition. A week before my mother died in
1983, I went and spent a week with her and the following
information she gave to me about her family. Mary Anne has a tape
recording but it is very hard to understand Mom. Her speech is
really slurred and her memory was not good for example she gave me the
wrong color for her eyes. Also I was new to interviewing and I rushed
her too much. "Some of the special times she remembers are
getting married, having five children, going fishing at Lake Erie
. Dorothy was called the peninsula kid playing on the beach.
'What was a special memory dad shared with you about his mother? ' He
never talked too much about his mother. He was kinda quiet. She
talked to him about Ireland. "What was a memory that Daddy shared about
his father?' The only thing I remember is that when dad turned 16 his
father told him it was time to go to work. He started to work in
the foundry. 'What were some of Daddy's favorite things to do? I
do not know. 'How did you learn to cook. I just had to
learn because I did the biggest share of cooking at home. When I
was in high school and things and do the washing and things. When
I got home from school I had to go and get the meat stuff we did not
have an ice box. I had to go and get it at the store
and come home and cook the supper. 'What favorite foods do you remember
most? ' I remember chicken and lemon pie, I loved lemon pie, lemon
meringue pie, that's about everything! 'What was your
favorite family dinner that you used to cook?' Iused to cook
roast chicken, beef roast. 'What was something that you
lemon meringue pie. Louis Young used to put me out of the house when he
came home from the ships. He was shot and killed somewhere down
south. My mom may have had other children that were adopted
probably boys because she thought she needed to take of the
girls. Lena, my mother had some kind of deed for a place in
New. It said that she could live there as long as she was
alive. I also lived in Conneaut Ohio. My mom used to feed
the hobos that got off of the train. They marked our house
somehow and knew that the occupants would be open to feeding
them. "Where did you live when you left Buffalo? " We lived with
my Aunt in Fertigs. Pennsylvania. " What schools did you attend?"
I went to school in Buffalo, Fertigs, Gay Street, Lincoln High School
in Oil City. When we moved to Fertigs I was used to going to
school in the big city but in Fetigs its was a one room
shoolhouse. I was very shy and the first day the teacher told me
to go to the recitetation table. I did not know what that was and
was so embarrased. After the kids laughed and I went up front I
had to receit the lesson which was also embarrasing. I was so
glad when we moved to Oil City and I went to school in a classroom. "
What was Gram's fuill name?" Claire or you mean my grandmother?
"No I mean your mother? " Lena Elizabeth Golden, I called her
mom. "Where wa she born?" I guess in Westfield. I
do't remember how tall she was but I know she got up to 200lbs. I
can't remember if her hair was brown or black. I do not remember
the color of her eyes. "What do you remember most about
her? (Laughing) She liked to play BINGO. (Laughed a lot
more.) I do not know my father's full name or what he
looked like just that he was a street car conductor, I think ! "What
pets did you have?" I had a collie dog named Lassie. I
loved him so very much. He used to follow me to school and then
when school was over he would come and meet me. We used to give
him rides in the wagon. In OIl City we had a cat taht we weould
give rides in our carriage. " What memories do you have of
school?" Right now not much really. "She had told
Bill and I that she had written a play about Hiawathia." She says
today that she was in the play and played the lead. "What were your
main responsibilities as you were growing up?" Taking care of my
sisters, work around the house, scrub down the stairs, scrub the
floors, do the dishes. Mom sold doghnuts and she had regular
customers and I had to deliver them. "What was your favoprite
home/" right here (But her children all knew that it was
the house on Maple Street that was her favorite!
they moved to elm street temporarily and lived there over 30
years.) "Who were your best friends?" Iva Baum who lived in
OIl City. "I never heard you mention her before." You
didn't. We used to play together a lot especially jump rope
together. I liked to jump rope , roller skate. I wasn't
allowed to do very much. Aunt Edith and I liked to go to the
amusement park and
Notes for SAMUEL B. MACKEY:
He was born on Westmorland street in Belfast, Norther Ireland.
Certification of his vaccination 175 Shankhill Road, Belfast.
Vaccination Amendment Act of 1879. If a person lied they
could be fined 20 Shillings. Dr. Kennedy Registrar of Births and
Deaths for the District of 3 Springfield Road, Belfast. Samuel B.
Mackey was vaccinated on the 12th day of January 1902.
When he was a child he used to deliver newspapers in
Oil City. He was very athletic and a good runner. There was
a hotel at the end of Center Street along the ledge. It had all
front rooms. Whoever got there first could sell papers to all the
guests. Sam was always the first one because he could run so
fast. A picture of the hotel is enclosed in his file.
Sam returned to Ireland with his dad for his 19th
birthday his passport #. L. 043838 issued the 7th day of February
1921. His passport says age 19 profession moulder, the place and
date of birth 20th December 1901. His height was 5 feet and 9
inches. His forehead high and eyes blue and nose straight and
mouth normal his chin round and colour of hair fair and complexion
fresh and his face oval.
Sam had a newspaper clipping of the Rev. and Mrs.
David Burrows and son Allen who came to the United States. His
Dad told him that he was named after this minister. He always
felt that Burrows was how his middle name was spelled but on the census
bureau it had Burroughs. That's why he only went by the letter B.
The Department of Commerce Bureau of the Census in
Washington dated February 21, 1942 Re. Samuel B. Mackey (Burroughs) 33
1/2 Graff Street, Oil City, Pennsylvania. Census of 1930, taken
as of April 1, 13 Plummer Road, Oil City, County Venango, State
Pennsylvania. Name Mackey, Sam, relationship Lodger, Age 28,
Place of Birth Northern Ireland, Citizenship *Naturalized, enumerated
with Joe Mackey in the house hold of Willaim and Anna Allen.
*year of immigration 1907
He worked for Mrs. Wilson 24 Halyday Street, Oil
City July 31st 1938 to Nov, 1939.
Dorothy Shaffer found on the internet under Ellis
Island that Sam and Joseph sailed from Liverpool, England on the ship
Carmania. Place of residence Belfast Ireland. They landed on
Ellis Island 2-19-1921. Sam's dad took him over to visit family
before he turned 21 years old. Samuel Mackey's name is inscribed
on Ellis Island wall of fame panel # 266.
He became a member in the international Molders'
Union No. 148, Brother Samuel Mackey Number 54805, Initiated April 23,
1923. Places of work include the Transit. His last pay was
June 20th, 1940. His first Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company
pay was June 21, 1940. He left CPT August 30, 1941. Sam worked in
the Navy Yard in Washington D.C. Application #162718 September
25th, 1941. He scored 93% on his test to enter the Navy
Yards. He returned to the CPT September 29, 1941 where he
retired in 1969. He received Certificate and watch for his
25 years of service June 14, 1965.
He played semi-pro basketball with his brother Harry
for the Oil City YMCA. In the Sports Flashbacks in the News Herald the
local Franklin News paper is this statement: "40 Years ago- The "Y"
Senior downed the Snitzer cagers 42 to 26 in a high scoring ball
game. Williams led the seniors with 14,, followed by Porter with
nine. Tarr, Mackey and Fry contributed to the victory with floor
work." In another Sports Flashback, "40 years ago - in cage
action, the "Y" Seniors went under to the Erie "Y" 39-33. Taking
to the floor for the locals were Goodwell, Williams, Ken Porter, Sam
Mackey, Dick Fry, Jess Tarr, Morrison and Henry Mackey." Another
one states; "20 years ago, December 27, 1929. Sam Mackey led the
Y Seniors to a 39-31 victory over the Saltzer Five in a basketball game
at the Y. YMCA last night Jess Tarr and Ken Porter with eight and six
points a piece were valuable aids. "
His son Larry is also an avid basket ball player as
well as baseball, volleyball and softball. Larry was in the
Clarion Invitational Class B and C softball tournament when his dad was
in the hospital. The tournament was dedicated to Samuel Mackey. (This
was just a few days before he died) Tom's Foods won the
tournament. Larry was a member of the team whose record was 27-6.
Sam's best friend was George Netzler who lived at
214 Elm Street. Sam and Dorothy moved into his apartment
upstairs. When they had to leave the house they were
renting on Maple street, he let them move in temporarily until they
were able to find another home. They lived there the rest of
their lives which was at least 30 years. George and Sam used to
like to go to the drive in to see Betty Grable, their favorite
actress. Dorothy took care of Mr. Netzler when he became
ill. She cooked and cleaned for him. She would help get a
bath. He had may children and none of them helped. He told
Sam and Dorthy that he was going to leave the house to them but when he
died the family came and threw pictures, papers, etc out the attic
window and set them on fire. Sam would have loved to have the pictures
of his friend. He died on April 30th, 1963. The will was never
found. Mary Anne remembers sitting on the front porch swing with
him when it rained. He would have her count the bubbles. He
said the big bubbles were the only ones you could count. If you
could count 30 bubbles then the rain would stop. Mr. Netzler
loved to take Mary Anne and Dorothy for rides in his car. He
would find the roads in the country that were very bumpy then he would
drive as fast as he could so tat it would make their stomachs
fly. They would giggle and he would take them again and
again. Mary Anne and a neighbor girl Brenda Baker found a baby
bird that had fallen out of it's nest. They took it to show him
and it got away. Mary Anne tried to catch it as it went behind a
hamper and accidently stepped on it. She cried and
cried. He took her little 5 year old hand and took her in the
back yard and helped her burry it. They had a little
funeral. The Mackey family loved him as their own grandfather.
This article appeared in the Franklin News
Herald. "$850 Damage Caused in Elk Street Accident, Three Cars
Involved. Damage amounting to $850 was done in an automobile
collision at Elk and West Park Streets at 5:10 P.M. Saturday, according
to police reports.
Involved were automobiles driven by James S. Ramsey
Jr., 23 son of James Ramsey Sr., 1422 Liberty Street and Samuel Mackey,
54, of 214 Elm Street, Rocky Grove. In ensuing collision, the
Mackey car careened into another automobile parked on the south side of
Elk Street and belonging to William A. Sheasley, 1534 Elk Street.
Police assessed damage to the Ramsey car at $500, to
the Mackey automobile $300 and to the Sheasley machine $50.
According to the report by investigating officers,
the Ramsey car was going east on Elk Street and the Mackey automobile
was proceeding north on West Park, the front end of the first car
colliding with the left front end of the Rocky Grove automobile, which
in turn bumped the Sheasley car.
Fortunately, no person was injured." The date
was January 30th, 1955. This car belonged to his son Joe.
He never drove a car after this incident.
This is the obituary that appeared in the Franklin
News Herald News paper Tuesday, July 6, 1982. " Funeral services for
Samuel B. Mackey of 214 Elm Street, Rocky Grove, were held at 1:30 P.M.
Monday in the Robert W. Gardinier Funeral Home.
Mr. Mackey died Friday in the Franklin
Hospital. Among the survivors are his wife, Dorothy, and five
children, Joseph L. Mackey of Lancaster, John E. Mackey of Stroudsburg,
Larry S. Mackey of Franklin, Mrs. Orah (Dorothy) Shaffer of Franklin,
and the Rev. Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor, wife of the Rev. William
Mackey-Wisor, of Mooresville.
The Rev. Kevin Bausman, pastor of the Rocky Grove
Avenue United Presbyterian Church, officiated at the services, reading
"On the Other Side of Death," "When I must Leave You" and "An Irish
Blessing." He was assisted by the Rev. Joseph Stains, who read
"Crossing the Bar" and "Should You Go First"; by the Rev. Mary Anne
Mackey-Wisor, who read Psalms 23 and 27; and by the Rev. William
Mackey-Wisor, who offered "Bringing in the Sheaves" and "This is My
Interment followed in Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens.
Attending the services from a distance were Joseph
Mackey and family of Lancaster, John Mackey and family from
Stroudsburg, The Revs William and Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor and family of
Mooresville, Mike Blum of Pittsburgh, Isabelle and Jacke Hershelman of
Wilmington, Delaware; Mable Finkenstein of New Castle, and Susan Horner
of Sandy Lake."
The obituary in the Oil City Derrick News paper had
this additional information. " Samuel B. Mackey, 80, retired Chicago
Pneumatic Tool Co. He was born December 20, 1901, in Belfast,
Ireland, a son of Joseph and Isabelle Purdy Mackey.
Mr. Mackey was married July 31, 1936, to the former
Dorothy M. Morehouse, who survives. Before retiring in 1969, he
was employed as a moulder by Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company.
Mr. Mackey was a member of the Rocky Grove United
Presbyterian Church, Franklin Moose Lodge, Oil City Eagles Lodge, the
International Allied Workers Moulders Union and CPT Quartet Century
Also surviving are 11 grandchildren; one
great-grandchild, a sister, Mrs. Jack (Isabella) Hershelman of
Wilmington, Delaware; and a brother, Henry Mackey of Oil City.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, James and
Joseph; and two sisters, Eliza Nelson and Mary Ellen Mackey."
Rev. Moorehead was the minister when Sam joined
Rocky Grove Presbyterian Church. Leo Richards was the clerk of
session. He was a member of the Franklin Moose Lodge, the
international Allied Workers Moulders Union, CPT Quarter Century
Club. He was an avid sports enthusiast and was a lifetime member
of the Rocky Grove Booster Club. He was buried by Robert W. Gardinier
Funeral Home in Franklin, Pennsylvania. The Clergymen were Rev.
Kevin Bausman, Rev. Joseph Stains, Rev. Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor, Rev.
"The death certificate ,Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Department of Health Vital Statistics #3021760 Samuel B.
Mackey of 214 Elm Street, Franklin, Venango, Pennsylvania, Sugar creek
Borough. Male, date of death 7-2-82, white, date of birth
12-20-01, birthplace Ireland, married, social security # !77-07-5496,
occupation moulder. Immediate cause of death Cardiooenal failure,
ASHD with CHF due to Cardiovascular accident. Coroner Manson
Brown of Franklin, Pennsylvania Certification by Sandra M.
Burchfield 61-552, 509 Liberty Street, Franklin,
Pa."[Morehouse.FTW}[Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2 M-Z, Ed. 5,
Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Mar 27, 2000,
Internal Ref. #18.104.22.16803.117]Individual: Mackey, Samuel Social
Security #: 177-07-5496 SS# issued in: Pennsylvania Birth date: Dec 20,
1901 Death date: Jul 1982 Residence code: Pennsylvania
ZIP Code of last known residence: 16323Primary location associated with
this ZIP Code: Franklin, Pennsylvania
Children of DOROTHY MOREHOUSE and SAMUEL MACKEY are:
42. i. JOSEPH LEE7 MACKEY, b.
December 15, 1937, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania 16301.
ii. JOHN EDWARD MACKEY, b. May 16,
1940, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania 16301; m. MARGARET
HELEN MUEHLAN, June 05, 1965, Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania;
b. November 04, 1941, Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.
Notes for JOHN EDWARD MACKEY:
He was born in the Oil City Hospital. His complexion
is as fair as his brother Joe's is dark. His mother always said
that he never grew very tall because he used to carry rocks in his
pockets and a pocketbook full of rocks. His little sister Mary
Anne was three years old when he graduated from high school. She
knew that something special was happening. She went to the
elderly neighbors yard next door and picked their prize tulips.
She gave hem to her bother John. Her mother was so angry that she
made her little girl go next door and go on the front porch where the
neighbors were sitting and apologize. She never picked another
bunch of flowers without asking first. (I, Mary Anne, still can
remember the incident very vividly.)
As appeared in the News Herald Newspaper
in Franklin, Pennsylvania.
"Personality Sketch of John when he was in tenth grade. Parents Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel Mackey 214 Elm Street Rocky Grove. He played forward on the
Junior Varsity squad basketball team. He was 15 at the time and
an academic student. He was 5 feet, 5 inches tall, weighing 120 pounds.
He was an active member of the projection crew, mixed chorus, library
staff, and fire patrol, and was the president of his homeroom, 216.
Model airplanes and sports are his hobbies."
John was named after his Uncle John back in
Ireland. John looks most like the Mackey's. This was Joseph
Mackey's brother. He came over from Ireland and lived with his
brother for awhile but then returned to Ireland. He lived with
his brother William until he died. Uncle John was never married.
" At age 17 John won a $250 Venango Newspaper
Institute Scholarship for his outstanding work as a carrier boy and his
church and community service. John planned a career in
engineering and plans to enter Gannon College. He graduated # 7
in his Rocky Grove High School Class of 75. John had a route of
188 customers without a complaint in the last year. John was
president of his Junior and senior class, president of Senior Hi-Y,
president of two classrooms, junior red cross council member , senior
play,chief of fire patrol, committees for the junior play, prom, a
member of the staff of the school newspaper. His grade average
was 95%. This appeared in the Franklin New Herald Newspaper and
is enclosed in his file.
"The Senior Class of Rocky Grove High School
announces its Commencement Exercises Tuesday evening, June the third at
eight o'clock in the Rocky Grove Auditorium. 1958" A copy
of the announcement is in his file
"He received a Western Union School diploma at
Washington, New Jersey on October 27, 1961 and graduated as
Manager. He worked for Western Union, as a relief
manager, in New York City and the Pocono Record News paper, in
Stroudsburg, where he has held many titles over the years.
John began work at the Pocono Record in 1965 as a printer's
assistant. He became night foreman in the composing room in 1973
and moving to the day foreman job in 1978. He was named computer
systems manager in 1979. He has taken classes in computers from
CSI, DEC, and SSI. He has also studied electronics at Lincoln
Tech in Allentown, has taken management training with American Press
Institute, and also has taken management training with American Press
Institute, and has also taken a business equipment course from NCR.
" A copy is in his file of the news clipping
This appeared in the Pocono Record Newspaper in
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18630 on June 3rd, 1984. "John E. Mackey
former computer systems manager of the Pocono Record, has been named
production director, Record Publisher Frank Perretta announced.
Mackey, of Stroudsburg, will replace James Murphy,
who held the post for 37 years before retiring.
Mackey, a Franklin native, came to the Record in
1965 as a printer's apprentice. He was named night Foreman in the
composing room in 1973, moving to the day Foreman's post in
1978. He was named computer systems manager in 1979.
Mackey has taken courses in computers from CSI, DEC,
and SSI, the current system used in The Record. He has also
studied electronics at Lincoln Tech in Allentown, has taken management
training with American Press Institute, and has also taken a business
equipment course from NCR.
As a production director, Mackey will oversee the
production of the paper, including the composing room, press room
and computer systems." A copy of this news clipping is in his file.
Editorial in the Pocono Record. "Residents did
the borough proud. President Carter will participate in a 'Town
Meeting in Bangor, Maine, late this month as part of a two day visit
through New England.
He would have done better to drop in at the
Stroudsburg Council Meeting Wednesday night. It may have been a
bit raucous and emotional at times, but it was a good picture of
democracy in action as you will find anywhere... Bangor Maine included.
The sheer size of the turnout 115 by our head count,
up to 150 by others' -- shows that people do care about the
community. They want to see it proper but not at the sacrifice of
the quality of life within its bounds. And they get aroused when
something appears to threaten that quality.
The Borough Council's action was the only possible
one from several standpoints, not the least of which was
political: It would have been foolhardy indeed to vote against
the overwhelming public sentiment displayed at the meeting. Just
the same, those councilmen who changed their stands and voted against
opening the way for a bus terminal on Main Street deserve notice, for
their's was a courageous act: The hardest thing to do is to admit
you may have been wrong.
That we are pleased with the decision goes
without saying. That we are pleased with the way Stroudsburg
residents rallied to 'their ' town and shopping center should be
said. With such a spirit, we're confident the borough's leaders
can count on support, suggestions and advice as Stroudsburg girds
itself to meet the challenges and changes the future." by John
Another editorial in the Pocono Record written by
John Mackey and enclosed in his file. " Help snow crews Alternate
side of street parking ... a host of summonses in the hands
of patrolmen and meter maids ... strict ordinances enacted by borough
council .. constant patrolling of streets... several dozen tow trucks
.. and a free hand by the traffic task force (along with a partridge in
a pear tree?)
That would be just a start in the list of items
needed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Stroudsburg
and East Stroudsburg road crews to combat another "Pocono Blizzard of
'78 like the one that socked us two week ago.
Knowing how impossible a task our unheralded road
crews face isn't enough. Try helping them out, too. Even if
available machinery and manpower are on hand, without the hep of
residents .. every one of you - removing snow and ice form our streets
One of the biggest problems faced has to be the
abandoned or stalled vehicle left or stranded along our streets.
How can you plow around these vehicles without ending up with a job
'What can I do to help,' should be the question on
everyone's mind. For starters - leave a note on a windshield
explaining why your car is there and where you might be reached to move
Better yet, keep the car off the street, if you can
at all manage it. Don't forget, the threat of fire or emergency
also looms - and dealing with either one isn't any easier with blocked
or snow clogged streets." by John Mackey Saturday February 4th,
He belongs to Saint John's Lutheran Church in
Notes for MARGARET HELEN MUEHLAN:
Her parents names are Karl Jacob Muehlan and Margaret
Elizabeth. They lived next door to John and Margie. Their address
is 13 Morningside Drive, Stroudsburg, Pa. 18360. Her mother
was born on September 14, 1912 and passed away on December the 9th,
1997. The funeral services were held on Thursday the 11th at 2
P.M. at the William H. Clark Funeral Home in Stroudsburg,
Pennsylvania. The officiating clergy were the Rev. Gail H. Kees
and the Rev. William Dennis. She is buried at the Laurel wood
Cemetery at the end of their street. She has a younger brother
Margie graduated from Stroud Hugh School and
attended East Stroudsburg College. She graduated from Stroudsburg
School of Cosmetology. She was employed in the beauty shop at Wyckoff's
Store. Margie is a beautician and has her own salon in
Stroudsburg. They were married on Saturday the fifth of June,
1965, at 2 P.M. at Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in
Stroudsburg. The reception was from 3:30 to 7 P.M. Since
their marriage she has become more of a sister to me (Mary Anne) than a
sister-in-law. Margie has an eye for a good antique and loves to
go to flee markets and antique stores. She has found some
incredible items at the local Salvation Army. Her niece Sarah
Wisor enjoyed going to the Sally's with Aunt Margie.
She has retired from her shop but still has a chair in her
home. Her greatest gift is going to local nursing homes to do the
hair of long time clients.
43. iii. LARRY SAMUEL MACKEY, b.
September 21, 1944, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania 16301.
44. iv. DOROTHY ELIZABETH MACKEY,
b. January 04, 1950, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania 16301.
45. v. MARYANNE MACKEY, b. May 01,
1955, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
30. NORMA LENA6 REINHARDT (LENA ELIZABETH5 GOLDEN, CLARA
ELIZABETH4 VANCISE, MARY HANNAH3 LINCOLN, DAVID2, ALFRED1) was born
July 16, 1922 in Buffalo, New York. She married BOBBY-GENE
DISHAROON December 13, 1956 in Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania
16323, son of JAMES DISHAROON and BEULAH NEWBERRY. He was born
July 01, 1928 in Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennesee, and died August
08, 1993 in Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
Notes for NORMA LENA REINHARDT:
Norma states that her mother was a great movie buff and went to
the movies a lot with her neighbor Mrs. Martin. They called her
grandma Martin. One time they took Norma with them to the
movies. Norma said that her mother was really very
inconsiderate. They had to walk from one side of the city to the
other and across a long bridge that had grates where you walked.
You could see the river below and the wind blew. They were very
poor so Norma had one a thin coat and small boots. On the way
home it was snowing and the slush was going down her boots.
Grandma Martin kept telling Lena to pick up Norma. After she told
her several times she picked her up. Norma says that she would
have never done so if grandma Martin had not kept after her.
Aunt Norma writes in April 1995: " I can't remember
childhood but I do remember we liked to play dolls but mostly we liked
to dress the poor cat and wheel him around instead of the dolls.
Dorothy was our 'Mother'. She was the one who got us up for school and
breakfast and our bath and dressed and out the door! I used to
get fainting spells in the morning and she would take me out on the
porch in the 'snow' in my pj's and cover me with snow! I would
come in blue and freezing. It's a wonder I always had a bad
cold. Kitty has all the pictures and things."
The graduation announcement of Miss Norma Foskey
reads; The class of 1940, Oil City High School announces the
Commencement Exercises, Thursday evening, June the 6th at 7:45 o'clock
at Drake Theatre.
On 11-12-2001 Aunt Norma told Dorothy Shaffer and Mary Anne
Mackey-Wisor that after graduation her mother took her up to Uncle
MIlton's in Westfield New York. She used to sit on the front
porch swing with her cousin Donald Strain. But Uncle Milton
disapproved and sent him home. She spent a couple of weeks
there. Uncle Milton had a cottage on Lake Chautauqua. She
would go there. She was in charge of watching her Aunt Barbara's
sister who was mentally retarded. They got along famously.
Uncle MIlton had a big boat that would come right up to his dock and
take them for a ride and swimming. It was amazing because she was
As a teenager Aunt Norma was in their attic. Gram had a
large trunk and had always told the girls that they were never allowed
to open it. Aunt Norma opened it and foun Aunt Kitty's birth
certificate and realized that they were only half sisters. She
knew Dorothy was but she thought Kitty was also a Reinhardt. What a
devasting discovery in the attic. Before her mother died she
tried to talk to her about it. Lena only screamed and hollered
and refused to tell her anything about her past. My grandmother Lena
became very demented possible with alzheimer's before she died.
Aunt Norma had lived with her all of her life. One day she came
home form work and Lena had set fire to all the papers in the trunk
that would have told them about their fathr's etc. All was lost
and Gram would not talk about it.
Norma worked at the Oil Glass Company in Oil City. She is
Presbyterian.When Aunt Norma went to apply for her job they sent for
the guards because her name was Norma Foskey and her birth certificate
said Norma Reinhardt. Old Mr Hershelman which ended up being Aunt
Isabelle Mackey's father-in-law, came in and told the guards that it
was O.K. He knew the family very well and knew that Aunt Norma
was ot trying to disquise herself. It seems that in World War One
there was a famous general on the opposite side named Reinhardt and it
was a name that many Americans were afraid of. Mr. Hershelman
kept her from being arrested and investigated. Aunt Norma said
that she had never thought anything about it because she had gone by
Norma Foskey since she started school. Aunt Norma said that
when her mother went to live with Aunt Kitty all the family pictures,
obituaries, etc all went to her house. She said that there is a
picture of her with her mom and Lee on the front porch on Grove Ave. in
Oil City. She would dearly love a copy of that picture. They were
never offically adopted by Lee Foskey, Gram just wrote that as their
last name when they entered school.
Notes for BOBBY-GENE DISHAROON:
Uncle Bob has a son Daniel Disharoon who lives in Cleveland,
Tennessee. His mother is Beulah Newberry Disharoon who lives in
Cleveland, Tenn. He has a sister named June Johnson of 2935 Bobo
Ave N.W. Cleveland, TN. 37311. He was a Merchant Marine an
able Seaman. He was a Baptist. His father's name is James William
Disharoon. He was in the Navy October 1945-1949 and the
Army 1950-1952. The funeral was on August 11, 1993 at 11 A.M. It
was held at the Morrison Funeral Home in Oil City, Pennsylvania.
The services were conducted by the Rev. Lyle L. Langdon. His
final resting place is in Rockland Cemetery. He is buried beside
his daughter Nancy Sue and his mother-in-law Lena Foskey. According to
Aunt Norma in a letter to Mary Anne October 2002; "Bob's father went
out the door when Bob was only a small boy and never came back.
They never heard from him again and thought he had died in a fire in
Florida. Now after all these years Lou has found out that every
time we went and visited them in Tennessee of when they came
here. They passed the town where he was living all those years.
He had remarried and had children. How about that! When mom
Disharoon was alive she wouldn't let them talk about him so they never
traced him as they weren't allowed to. She promised to write and tell
me more as here telephone rang. Isn't life strange!!"
Children of NORMA REINHARDT and BOBBY-GENE DISHAROON are:
46. i. RONALD EUGENE7 DISHAROON, b.
April 05, 1960, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania 16301.
ii. NANCY SUE DISHAROON, b.
September 17, 1966, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania 16301; d.
August 26, 1981, Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh, Allegehney County,
Notes for NANCY SUE DISHAROON:
Nancy was Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor' little cousin and she loved Barbie
dolls. Mary Anne had given her the doll house made of cardboard,
many shoes, clothes and accessories which she enjoyed as much as me.
Nancy Sue Disharoon,15, of 404 W. First Street, Oil City, a
sophomore at Oil City High School, died at 4:10 P.M. Saturday is
Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was admitted to Oil
City Hospital on Sunday September 20, after becoming ill and lapsing
into a coma. She was later transferred to the Pittsburgh
Hospital. Miss Disharoon was born in Oil City September 17, 1966,
a Daughter of Bobby G. and Norma Foskey Disharoon. She was a
member of the Oil City High School color guard. While a student at Oil
City Junior High School, she was member of the girl's basketball
team. Surviving are her parents; two brothers, Ronald E.
Disharoon at home and Daniel Disharoon of Cleveland, Tennessee; and her
paternal grandmother, Mrs. Beulah Disharoon of Cleveland
Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother,
Mrs. Lena Foskey. Friends may call after 7 P.M. today at
the Morrison Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7
P.M. to 9 P.M. today and 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. and 7 P.M. to 9 P.M.
Tuesday. Funeral Services will be held at 10 A.M. Wednesday in
the funeral home with the Rev. Robert B. Smith, pastor of the First
United Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will follow in
the Rockland Cemetery. (This was in the Oil City Derrick
Newspaper) "The cold, winter end of life with its low sun
foretelling nightfall's soon descent is but the forward to the Book of
Life whose pages open with the burst of heaven's Spring upon a new and
glorious world warmed by rays of love from the Sun of Righteousness who
is "risen with the healing in his wings". "Pallbearers were Brent
Lockwood, Ron Healy, Robert Sargeant, Michael Blum, James Hosey and
Kevin Gensler. Members of the Oliers Marching Band acted as
honorary pallbearers. Those who attended the funeral
were Mr. and Mrs Claude Wallace and June Johnson of Cleveland , Tenn.,
Mr. and Mrs R.C. Pickel of Akron, Ohio;, and Mr. and Mrs. Rick Alinger
of Stow, Ohio. She is buried next to her grandmother Lena Golden
"Her death was like a knife hitting me in the chest.. It
happened so quickly.. I didn't have time with her shortly before
she died. I Used to talk, play, tease, pick on, insult, fight
with her just like a sister.. We used to be together all the time until
I told her I need to be free from her for awhile before I was to see
her again, and be with her most of the time.. But.. she died
suddenly. I wish I could be with her all the time before she
died... Why? Why didn't she tell me... I wonder? Well.. I
guess she didn't want to upset me. I was stubborn with her... We
were close... Closing my eyes: Tears were coming down on my cheeks,
knowing that she's no longer with me here now... But I am
glad... For she's now well-alive again... not on earth, here
though.. She's somewhere beyond the world... I'll always miss my
friend, Nancy Disharoon." Sadly missed by a deaf Freind.
Paula E. Battin. We wish to express our deepest gratitude to all
our friends and neighbors for flowers, food and cards and memorials
sent at the time of loss of our beloved daughter. Special thanks
to the Oil City Firefighters, Ambulance Service, Police, Doctors and
Nurses at ICU, Dr. Stuart Shapiro and the Rev. Robert Smith. To
the students and teachers of Oil City High School and the Honorary
Pallbearers, the Oil City Marching Band, our sincere thanks.
It is such a comfort to know so many people share our
loss. The Disharoon Family." This appeared in the Oil City
Derrick. The history of psychic abilities continues in a story
told by Norma's Disharoon to Mary Anne on April 1st, 1999. " Norma
states that when Nancy was in the Pittsburgh hospital they returned
home to Oil City for some rest. While they were there they
received a call from the hospital that Nancy was worse and that they
needed to come immediately. Uncle Bob was too tired to drive so
Ron volunteered. Uncle Bob was very demanding and when he spoke
especially to Ron he expected him to obey immediately. Aunt Norma
said that this was especially true when they were in the car.
They got behind a car that was going slower than Uncle Bob felt it
ought to be so he yelled at Ron to go around it. Aunt Norma said
that as she sat in the back that she could not understand why Ron would
not go around the car, Uncle Bob continued to yell but Ron
refused to go around the car. Soon they saw two large headlights
coming in the opposite lane, if they would have gone around they would
have been killed in a head on collision. They pulled off the road
and Uncle Bob asked Ron why he did not pass. He simply stated
that Nancy had appeared to him and told him not to pass therefore
saving their lives." This is how Nancy saved our lives. She
said that Nancy spoke to Ron another time. " Ron was in her bedroom
holding her teddy bear when she died. He heard Nancy say to him
"Do not worry. I am OK. I am with Gram.' " She is buried
beside our grandmother in the Rockland Cemetery.
31. MARQUITA LOUISE6 YOUNG (LENA ELIZABETH5 GOLDEN, CLARA
ELIZABETH4 VANCISE, MARY HANNAH3 LINCOLN, DAVID2, ALFRED1) was born
January 20, 1919 in Saint Mary's Maternity Hospital; Buffalo, New York,
and died April 02, 2001 in Presbyterian Home, Oil City, Venango County,
Pennsylvania. She married JAY EUGENE BLUM January 02, 1940 in Oil
City, Venango County, Pennsylvania in the Presbyterian Manse, son of
LEONARD BLUM and RUTH PEAVY. He was born August 21, 1915 in Oil
City, Venango County, Pennsylvania, and died April 22, 1991 in
Rockland, Venango, Pennsylvania.
Notes for MARQUITA LOUISE YOUNG:
New York State Department of Health. Division of Vital
Statistics. Certificate of Birth. Register number
628. She was born at Saint Mary's Maternity Hospital. Her
birth certificate states that she is legitimate. Her date of
birth January 20th, 1919. The father is Louis W. Young, 210 East
Genesee Street. He is white. He is 29. He was born in
Smithville Tennessee. His occupation is wheelsman. Her
mother is Lena Golden address 210 East Genesee Street.
White. She was 24. Her birthplace was Westfield, New
York. She is a housewife. It does not state that there was
a twin involved.
Aunt Kitty wrote to me in April of 1995 and this is what she
said: "I have a twin brother Leonard. Mom lived near a
couple that could not have any children. They wanted to adopt my
brother. Mom agonized over this, but consented. Her
reasoning was as an only boy, she wanted the best for him. These
people were A-One, and could give him all the advantages, and always be
cared for. Mom wanted to keep all the girls together. She
said we would probably marry, would have husbands to care for us.
I know it must have broken her heart. My grandmother kept telling
me she knew someone who looked just like me. (Poor
fellow!). We were twins." She was born at Saint Marys'
Hospital, Buffalo, New York. She asked Mary Anne to try and find him
for her. On Novemeber the 10th, 2001 Mary Anne Mackey-Wisor and Dorothy
Shaffer visited the Buffalo Erie County Library in Buffalo, New
York. In the 1920 Census it has Gillard Kunze head of household
born 1880, age 52. He was born in Canada. He could read and
write English. Father was born in Germany and mother was
born in Canada. He is the propreiter of the Cartney
Company. His wife Florence age 54 was born 1878. She could
read and write English. She was born in England as well as her
mother and father. Edna McGrath female age 30 daughter, born in
New York. Father born in Canada and mother in England. Ed McGrath
son-in-law age 34. He can read and write English. He was
born in New York, father unknown birthplace, mother New York. He
works for Cartney Co. as a chauffer. Florence grandaughter age
one. Mother and father born in New York. Leonard Kunze son
age 3 years 4 months old. He was born in New York.
Birthplace of mother and father unknown. They lived on Gensee
Street the same time as Lena. It is possible that Leonard was not
a twin but three years older.
According to Norma Disharoon on 11-12-2001, they were never
leagally adopted by Lee Foskey. When Lena married Lee Dorthy was
already in school as a Morehouse but when the other two
She graduated from Oil City High School. "The class
of Nineteen Hundred and thirty seven, Oil City High School
Announces its Commencement Exercises Thursday Evening June tenth seven
fortyfive o'clock Drake Theater." Her graduation card has her
name as Marquita Foskey.
The Derrick Newspaper, Oil City, Pennsylvania 4-4-2001.
"Marquita Louise Blum, 82, formerly of Rockland, died 10:55 P.M.
Monday, April 2, 2001, in the OIl City Presbyterian Home where she
Born January 20th, 1919, in Buffalo, N.Y., she was the daughter
of Louis and Lena Foskey Young.
She had lived in the Oil City area most of her life and was a
1937 graduate of Oil City High School.
Mrs. Blum had worked in her younger years as a telephone
operator for the local General Telephone Co. She also had worked
at the Seneca Fruit Market and the Rockland General Store.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Oil City,
where she was an ordained deacon, was a member of the Women's
Association and was active on the church's cash refunding program
Mrs. Blum was married January 2, 1940, to Jay E. Blum, who died
April 28, 1991.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Grady (Judith) Jones of
Grandville, Michagan, and Mrs. Larry (Susan) Horner of Starksville,
Mississippi: a son and his wife, Michael J. and Beth Blum of Kenerdell;
and three grandchildren, Marcelle Jones of Grandville, Michagan and
Jason Horner of Starksville, Missippi.
She also is survuvued bya sister, Norma Disharoon of Oil City.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Blum was preceded
in death by a sister, Dorothy Mackey.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 and 9 p.m. in the Hutchinson
Funeral Home, 201 Bissell Ave.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral
home with Dr. Joseph E. Filer IV, pastor of the First Presbyterian
Church, Oil City, officiating.
Interment will be in the Rockland Cemetery."
Notes for JAY EUGENE BLUM:
Jay was an inspector with Oil City Well Supply
Company in the welding department. Uncle Jay parents were Leonard
William Blum and Ruth Susan Peavy Blum. They belonged to First
Presbyterian Church in Oil City.
In memory of Jay E. Blum born August 21, 1915.
Passed away April 22, 1991.
Services Thursday at 2:00 P.M. April 25,1991. Officiating Dr.
Interment Rockland Cemetery. Arrangements by Jonathan H.
Hutchinson Funeral Home, Oil City, Pennsylvania.
In the Records of the Grove Hill Cemetery in Oil City Pennsylvania
which is located in the Oil City Library Oil Heritage Room are these
two notations. Joseph Blum 1931 and Susan Blum March 31, 1950.
Children of MARQUITA YOUNG and JAY BLUM are:
i. FLORENCE7 BLUM.
Notes for FLORENCE BLUM:
She was raised by Jay and Marquita. She was the daughter of Uncle
ii. MARGIE BLUM.
Notes for MARGIE BLUM:
She was raised by Jay and Marquita. She was the daughter of Uncle
47. iii. JUDITH ELIZABETH BLUM, b.
June 27, 1941, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. 16301.
iv. JANET LOUISE BLUM, b. June 26,
1945, Oil City, Venango, Pennsylvania; d. June 27, 1945, Oil City,
Notes for JANET LOUISE BLUM:
Buried at Grove Hill Cemetery in Oil City, Pennsylvania, Lot 7086, June
29th, 1945. At 389 Section D.
The obituary in the paper read: "Janet Louise Blum, one day old twin of
Peggy Lou Blum and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Blum of 23 Graff
Street, died at 7:40 P.M. Tuesday at the Oil City Hospital.
Surviving are her parents, her twin and a sister Judith Elizabeth 4."
v. PEGGY LOU BLUM, b. June 26,
1945, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania; d. June 28, 1945, Oil
City, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
Notes for PEGGY LOU BLUM:
Buried at Grove Hill Cemetery in Oil City, Pa, Lot 7086, June
The obituary that appeared in the Oil City Derrick read as
follows: "A funeral service was held at 2 P.M. yesterday afternoon at
the Crawford Funeral Home for Janet Louise and Peggy Lou Blum, infant
twins of Mr. and Mrs Jay Blum of 23 Graff Street, with Rev. Dwight R.
Guthrie, pastor of the First Presbyterian Curch officiating.
Interment was in Grove Hill Cemetery.
Another one read: "Peggy Lou Blum, infant daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Jay Blum of 23 Graff Street, died at 6:55 P.M. Wednesday at the
Oil City Hospital. Her twin Janet Louise died Tuesday
evening. Surviving are the parents and a sister, Judith Elizabeth.
48. vi. SANDRA SUSAN BLUM, b.
October 29, 1951, Oil City, Venango, Pennsylvania 16301.
vii. MICHAEL JAY BLUM, b. March
18, 1962, Oil City, Venango, Pennsylvania.
Notes for MICHAEL JAY BLUM:
He was delivered by Dr. Hadley in Oil City. He is a wonderful
artist. He did a portrait of Abraham Lincoln. He also gave
Henry Mackey a portrait that he painted for his 90th birthday. He
went to Pittsburgh Art Institute. He collects guns as his hobby.
32. ESTELLA LOUISE6 PRATT (MYRTLE BELLE5 GOLDEN, CLARA ELIZABETH4
VANCISE, MARY HANNAH3 LINCOLN, DAVID2, ALFRED1) was born April 21,
1917, and died 1985. She married ALMOND FRANCIS SHRUBB, JR. March
17, 1935. He died July 01, 1955.
Notes for ESTELLA LOUISE PRATT:
In a letter to Mary Anne from Norwalk, California February 13, 1984
"Dear Mary Anne; Was certainly suprised to hear from a
cousin or should I say second cousin that I didn't even know I
had. Yew, I do remember your mother and father although it has
been years since I have seen them. Glad you are tracing the
family, but honey don't know if I can help much if at all. You
see, there was bad feelings between my mother and her mother and my
mother and you grandmother my Aunt Lena. My mother never talked
about her side of the family at all only about Aunt Edith and Uncle
Willie. Now all I can tell you about is my family so here goes I
do know that George Golden my grandfather died in 1915. My mother
Myrtle Belle Golden married Russell Leroy Pratt in February 1914.
Their first daughter Elizabeth Clara Pratt was born in 1-16-1915.
I Estella Louise Pratt jopined the family April 21,1917. In the
early 1930's Elizabeth was married to a Theodore Lindquist which only
lasted a few months and ended in divorce. I Estella was
married to Almond Francis Shrubb, Jr. on March 17, 1935.
A son Russell Almond Shrubb was born on April 6, 1936. Elizabeth
met and married Warner Lindell in the early 1940's just don't remember
the year. No children was born to this union. My husband
died of lung cancer in July 1955.
I never remarried. My son married Dorothy Faye Cox in May of
19__. She had one son who was born October 1965 and my son
adopted him the year they were married making him my first
grandchild. His name is Stephen Douglas Shrubb. My second
grandchild was born three days before my sister Bea died. He was
born March 5th 1972 and Bea died March 8th, 1972. Warner Bea's
husband remarried in, I believe in September that same year. He
was so lonesome. Got a lovely women with a lot of grown
children. They are still married and still live in the same
house. Well Mary Anne that's all I know about the family.
As for as the older family past my folks. Iknow nothing. In
fact I didn't even know the names until I read them in your
letter. Sorry I waited so long to answer this letter, but I had a
light stroke in October 25, 1983 and have been very weak for a few
months. Thank God there wasn't any paralyses and of couse tha
made my diabetes go haywire too. But getting both under control
again. Wish you and your husband many hours of happiness being
ordained ministers. May God be with you in all you do. Hope
your children are fine and healthy. If you ever get this family
history done and get it published. I would certainly be gald to
pay the price for one. Would be glad to hear from you again if
you would care to write. I will be 67 years old 4-21-04.
God Bless Take Care Always Estella."
Child of ESTELLA PRATT and ALMOND SHRUBB is:
49. i. RUSSEL ALMOND7 SHRUBB, b.
April 06, 1936.
33. GEORGE F.6 GOLDEN (WILLIAM GEORGE5, CLARA ELIZABETH4 VANCISE,
MARY HANNAH3 LINCOLN, DAVID2, ALFRED1)
Notes for GEORGE F. GOLDEN:
George lives in Cleveland, Ohio. He has a daughter Sherry
Golden who also lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
In a letter sent to Dorothy Mae Morehouse Mackey from her Aunt Ruth
dated 7-27-1950 she says the following about her son George. " George's
studio and photography work keep him busy all during the week and lots
of times evenings and Sundays, too, in order to keep up with his
work. In order to get his Christmas orders out on time he worked
several nights all night. Has a daybed in the studio so can stay
there when weather and roads are too bad, or wants to work most of the
night. And has a hot plate so he can fix something to eat if he
It was nice when I was selling trees to be able to make a cup of tea
and heat a can of soup during part of the P.M. and evening. Also
to have a comfortable warm place to sit down and rest a few minutes now
and then, Felt free to run in and out as often as I wished there
which sure was a big help on keeping from getting chilled to the bone
like other years. And the weather was somewhat better while
selling this year; although snow was terribly deep ( waist deep) to cut
and get them out. About used your Uncle Bill up, as his legs
bother him so bad. Last winter and this winter he has worked
nights and Saturdays at the Westfield Y.M.C.A. and I work there
part time some of the time. And this year helped Geoge at the
studio same. And this year I worked in the canning factory
some and Bill and I worked in cherries and grapes and apples as there
was a good crop this year. Aunt Ruth and family."
Child of GEORGE F. GOLDEN is:
i. SHERRY7 GOLDEN, m. PFOH.
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