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Thomas Gay
Family Bible

Contributed by Merri Cross

Anything in parentheses is information or questions that Merri has.


HALLENBECKS (parents are unknown - these are the siblings of Kate)

Gertie (could be Gertrude); b. 1824; m. a Baker (she later moved to Oakes,
ND with her brother)
Mary E.; b. 1831, d. 1898; m. Elisha Powell
Emma (could be Emmeline); b. 1834; m. a Perry (could be Levi or John)
Josephine; b. 1841; m. Frank Spoor (could be Abram Francis?)
Rebecca Frances; m. Richard McCarty (I can't find any info on her)
Laura (no more information is known)
Kate; b. 28 Sep 1847; d. 2 Mar 1895
Henry (no more information is known)
Charlie (moved to Oakes, ND with his sister)

Albert; b. 1821, d. 1902; m. Maria (this must be Mary E.) Day
John (no information known)
Thomas; b. 8 May 1839, d. 15 June 1928, buried Riverside Cemetery, Riceville, IA
Bub (this must be Albertus as found in 1880 US Census, Coxsackie, b. abt. 1850)
Ada M. ; m. a Thomas
Harrison (b. abt. 1855); died at sea and had twins Henrietta and Henry
Cal (Calvin)- never married, died at sea
Mime (found in 1880 census as Mina, b. abt. 1858) - never married
Carrie; m. Henry Sager

Thomas Gay and Kate Hallenbeck married 2 October 1870 (found in records at
Protestant Dutch Reformed Church of Leeds, Catskill and his obituary). 

**Daisy; b. 10 Nov. 1871, d. 1943; m. John Lampman; children George, Evelyn and Ida.  Evelyn m. a Devlin
**Emma; b. 17 Aug 1874, d. 19 Dec. 1961, buried Osage Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, IA; m. James H. Quick in NY and Divorced (28 Sep. 1925); son Smithy Quick b. 25 Feb 1891, (d. Mar 1981, Brownsdale, MN).  Emma's second husband was Otto Hoverman, married 2 Dec. 1926.
**Hortense; b. 22 Jul 1882, d. 29 Mar 1979, buried at Osage Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, IA; m. 22 Jul 1899 Earl Ritter (Mitchell County, IA)
**Bessie; b. 10 Jun 1886, d. 2 Jun 1981, buried Riverside Cemetery, Riceville, Mitchell County, IA; m. 13 Sep. 1905 Leroy Franklin Bird
**Roy; b. 18 Dec. 1892, d. 22 May 1972, buried Riverside Cemetery, Riceville, Mitchell County, IA; m. Tessie Turnmire 20 July 1915

As you can see, the earlier generations have very little information in the
Bible on them, other than their names.  As for the question on Daisy's
birth, Bessie had her first son 5 months after her marriage, and her wedding
year was never revealed until after her death, so it is possible that her
parents went through the same thing.  But I think the Bible information may
be more correct.

The following is the obituary of Thomas (not known which newspaper it was
from or the date of publication):

"Thomas Gay was born in Greene County, New York, May 8, 1839, and died
Friday June 15, 1928, after a long illness.  He was united in marriage to
Kate Hallenbeck on October 2, 1870.  To this union, 7 children were born,
two preceding him in death, Maria and May.  On March 2, 1895, his wife
passed away.

"After the death of his wife, in December 1897 he moved to Mitchell County
(Iowa) in which has been his home ever since.  He was a kind and loving
husband and father, respected by his friends and neighbors.

"He leaves to mourn his loss five children: Daisy Lampman, Catskill, NY;
Emma Hoverman, Orchard, IA; Hortense Ritter and Bessie Bird, both of Osage,
IA; and son Roy Gay of Riceville, IA."

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