Ethel Wight Collection – Part 81

Duran, Lothridge (née Lewis), Low, Lucariello, & Lyna

Photo Friday
Ethel Wight Collection
By Don Taylor

Photo of Don Taylor with cat Nasi.This week, for Photo Friday, I identify the people in five more envelopes from the Ethel Wight Studio Collection[i]. The envelopes contain the names who paid for the photos, not necessarily of the individual portrayed in the image. As such, it is vital to analyze the pictures and information to identify the individual therein.[ii] My goal is to reunite the photos with family members who may have never seen the image.


Marion Pearl Lothridge, née Lewis, circa 1934

The envelope this negative was in says, “Lothridge #178 “Virginia’s Friend” (No address given.) Envelope Package #177 is Virginia Nutter (again, no address).

Marion Pearl Lothridge, née Lewis, circa 1934

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • The 1934 Portland City Directory lists Virginia Nutter, a hairdresser employed at 551a Congress, Rm 4 and residing at 130 Spring. The directory also lists Mrs. Marion P Lothridge as the proprietor at 551 Congress, Rm 4, living with her husband John C. Lothridge at 210 Congress. This photo must be of Marion.
  • The 1930 Census lists John and Marion Lothridge living on Congress Street. Marion is 27 years old and was born in Maine.
  • Maine Marriage Records, 1713-1922, list Marion Pearl Lewis marrying John C Lothridge on 18 April 1921. Marion was born in No. Vassalboro, Me. about 1903.

This photo is of Marion Pearl Lothridge, née Lewis, about 1934.

Ancestry has eight public trees that refer to Marion Pearl Lewis. Family Search has profile LRTJ-ZM8 for Marion Pearl Lewis, born 9 October 1903. I uploaded two photos of her to her Family Search Memories. 

John Hutchinson Low, circa 1935

This negative envelope says, “Mr. John H. Low, 106 Congress Sq Hotel #632.”

John Hutchinson Low, circa 1935

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • The 1940 US Census lists 37-year-old John H Low as an inmate at the York County Jail. It indicates he lived in Portland, ME, in 1935, when the photo was likely taken.
  • John Hutchinson Low was born on 10 June 1902 in Portland, Maine, to Frank and Annie (Hutchinson) Low.

This photo is of John Hutchinson Low about 1935 when he was about 33 years old.

Ancestry has four public trees that refer to John Hutchinson Low, born on 10 June 1902. Family Search has profile LR4C-TYL for John Hutchinson Low, son of Frank and Anna (Hutchinson) Low. I have uploaded two photos of him to his Family Search Memories.

Michael Lucariello, circa 1936

This negative envelope says, “Mr. Michael Lucariello, 76 Illsley St #1100.”

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • Michael Lucariello, circa 1936

    The 1937 Portland City Directory lists Michael, Grace, Vincenzo, and Jennie Lucariello living at 74 Illsley. Michael is an attendant at 534 Wash Av, Grace is a teacher, and Vincenzo is the proprietor at 608 Congress.

  • The 1940 Census lists the Vincenzo family living at 74 Illsley Street; Michael is the 22-year-old son.

This photo is of Michael A. Lucariello, circa 1936.

Ancestry has three public trees that refer to Michael A Lucariello, son of Vincenzo and Jennie (Glasso) Lucariello. Family Search has profile L2RM-64J for Michael A Lucariello, born 11 April 1917. I uploaded a photo of him to his Family Search Memories. That photo was somewhat damaged. There are also a couple more images of Michael that are severely damaged that I can provide if asked. (Use the comment form below.)        

James Richard Lyna, circa 1936

This negative envelope says, Mr. Richard Lyna, 57 Allen Ave #1039.”

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • James Richard Lyna, circa 1936

    The 1935 Portland City Directory lists Richard J Lyna as an employee at 73 Bell and residing at 57 Allen Ave. Also living at 57 Allen are Dorothy M Lyna, a clerk, and Louise B., the widow of James H. Lyna.

  • The 1930 US Census identifies the James H Lyna family with his wife, Eliza, and son Richard. Richard is 15 and was born in New Hampshire.

I believe this photo is of Richard. J Lyna, circa 1936.

Ancestry has 12 public trees that refer to James Richard Lyna, born 31 Oct 1914 to James Henry and Louise Bell (Sloan) Lyna. Family Search has profile LTNT-WTX for James Richard Lyna. I uploaded two photos of him to his Family Search Memories.

Eleanor Lou Duran, circa 1936

This negative envelope says, “Mrs. Fred Loyne, 4 Horton Place #508 – Eleanor Lou Duren.”

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • Eleanor Lou Duran, circa 1936

    The 1935 Portland City Directory lists Frederick P Loyne and his wife Elena S. living at 4 Horton Pl.

  • Frederick and Elena St Clair (Thomson) Loyne had a daughter, Audrey Thomson Loyne, on 8 Jan 1910. Audrey married Dean Richardson Duren on 24 February 1929. On 11 September 1929, they had a daughter Eleanor Lou Duren. Eleanor would have been about six when this photo was taken about 1936.

I am sure this photo is of Eleanor Lou Duren, the granddaughter of Mrs. Fred (Elena) Loyne.

Ancestry has four public trees that refer to Eleanor Lou Duran. Family Search has profile GHVN-P9F for Elanor L. Duran (1929-2013). Interestingly enough, I uploaded a photo of her and her mother, Audrey, to her Family Search Memories in February 2021. This photo was taken on another day, apparently a few weeks before the picture of mother and daughter. I uploaded this photo to the Memory also.


Conclusion

  • I fully identified all five All of them have Family Search profiles, so I uploaded their images to their Family Search Memories

If any of these photos are of your family member, I would love to hear your reaction. Especially if this photo is of a loved one for whom you hadn’t seen this photograph before.

Due to software limitations, the images uploaded to Family Search, Dead Fred, and Flickr have a higher image quality than the images linked here.

For all postings of the Ethel Wight Collection, please see here.


Endnotes

[i] The Wight Studio was in Portland, Maine. Many thanks to Ethel Wight’s family for access to and permission to use the collection of their great aunt.

[ii] These images were converted to positives using a lightbox, a Nikon camera and computer software.

Walter’s in the 1820 Census

Darling-Swayze-Walker Line
Census Sunday
By Don Taylor

Photo of Don Taylor with cat Nasi.I had one follow-up task after my “Walter’s in the 1830 Census” research. I wanted to Investigate  Elizabeth Walter’s marriages and determine when she married Charles Stockard and James Gurley to know if the woman I found in James Gurley’s household was likely Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Walters married Charles Stockard on 24 June 1815 in Rockingham County, Virginia.[i] I also learned that Charles died on 24 November 1820 and was buried in the Ottervein United Methodist Church Cemetery, Perry County, Ohio. The 1820 Census was taken on 7 August 1820, so I’d expect Elizabeth to be with Charles. Finding her with 2nd husband in the 1830 Census makes perfect sense. Children of Elizabeth born before August 1821 are likely Charles’. According to Charles’ will, he had two children. They are presumed to be with Elizabeth.

With that task out of the way, I can focus on the Walter’s in Fairfield County during the 1820 Census. Fairfield became a county with the creation of Ohio as a state in 1803. The county lost area in creating several other counties between 1804 and 1818. Then it remained stable in size until 1850, when Hocking County was enlarged.[ii]

Expectation

Public Domain, Link

The date for the 1820 census was 7 August. So I would expect to find:

  • James and Margaret Ann (Swann) Walter were married.
    • James was 68
    • Margaret was 60.

Children

  • Martin was 41
  • Nancy was about 32 and likely married to FNU Lewis.
  • Elkanah was 31 and married to Rachael Decker (age 30). They have two boys (Harvy & James).
  • Catherine was 26 and married to David Swayze. They have two girls.
  • Elizabeth was 23 and married to Charles Stockard. They had two children.
  • James C. was 20. He may or may not be married to Polly LNU.
  • John was about 16.

Several Walker family members made it to Ohio before the 1820 Census.


1820 Censuses

Elkanah Walters – Richland, Fairfield County, Ohio.

Elkanah appeared as “Elkana” in 1820 with no surname. It was indexed as “Elkana Warner” because the entry did not have his surname entered, and the transcriber used the surname above his entry.

The household consists of four people

  • 1 Male          16-26         I believe this to be an entry error. Elkanah might be 31.
  • 1 Female      26-46       This should be Rebecca, age 30.
  • 2 Males        <10             This should be Harvy, Age 2
    This should be James, Age 4 mos.

Catherine Ann Dent Walter, wife of David Swayze – Richland, Fairfield County, Ohio 7 August 1820

The Swayze family of 1820 should consist of David, age 24, and Catherine, age 26, plus two children, both girls, Elizabeth, age 2 & Emily age seven months. It is unclear where they lived. They were in New Salem, Fairfield County, Ohio, in 1822 and in Virginia about 1818. So it is unclear when they removed to Ohio.

One David Sweazy Family consisted of the following:

  • Males – Under 10:       1          Unknown Male
  • Males – 16 thru 25:     1          David Swayze, Age 24
  • Males – 26 thru 44:     1         Unknown Male
  • Females – Under 10:   1          Elizabeth, age 2Emily Missing
  • Females – 16 thru 25:  2       Catherine (Walter) Swayze, Age 26?
                                                            Unknown Female.

It is possible that Emily was enumerated mistakenly as a male. And that siblings or boarders were living with David and Elizabeth making up the two unknown people (maybe a sibling and spouse). However, I am not confident that David and Elizabeth were in Fairfield County, Ohio, in 1820. Because of the inconsistencies and uncertainty, I cannot accept this as my 3rd great-grandparents and family. It could be a different, heretofore unknown, David Swayze.

David Swayze, Sr.

David’s father, David Swayze, and his mother, Alice, moved to Fairfield County, Ohio, about 1805.

Their family should consist of David (age 58) Alice (51), and their children: Mary (age 26), David (24), Jane (23), Sarah (21), Evan (18), Elizabeth (16), Edith (13), Daniel (10), and William (6).

The 1820 Census lists two David Swayze families in Fairfield County, Ohio.

One David Sweazy Family consists of the following:

  • Males – Under 10:       2         William (6) and Daniel (10)
  • Males – 16 thru 25:     1          Evan (18)
  • Males – 26 thru 44:     3        Three unknown males were born (1776-1794)
  • Males – 45 and over:   1        David (58)
  • Females – 10 thru 15:  3        Edith (13), Elizabeth (16), Unknown
  • Females – 26 thru 44:  1       Alice (51)

Sarah, Jane, and Mary are old enough to have married, thus expected to be elsewhere.

David and Alice were married on 20 January 1792 in Cecil, Maryland, so the three males are unlikely to be children of Alice.

Other Walkers

I found no evidence that James and Margaret Ann (Swann) Walker had located in Fairfield County before the 1820 Census.

Neither I have found Martin, Nancy (& FNU Lewis), Elizabeth (and Charles Stockard), or John in Fairfield County in the 1820 Census.

Conclusion – The Walter family in 1820

I successfully found two of James and Margaret’s children in the 1820 Census in Fairfield County, Ohio

  • Elkanah Walters Family – Richland township.
  • Catherine Ann Dent Walter, wife of David Swayze in Richland Township.
  • Also, I discovered David Swayze’s father, David, in Richland Township.

I did not find James or Margaret in either the 1820 Censuses nor did finding their children in those records help find any additional information regarding them.


Follow-up

Continue Researching James and Margaret (Swann) Walker.

Sources

  • 1820 Census, 1820 Census – Ohio, Fairfield, Richland – David Sweazy [Jr.] – (Image 2 of 3, first page, 3rd name). 1820 US Census; Census Place: Richland, Fairfield, Ohio; Page: 188; NARA Roll: M33_87; Image: 140.
  • 1820 Census, 1820 Census – Ohio, Fairfield, Richland – David Sweazy [Sr.] – (Image 3 of 3, second page, 4th name). 1820 US Census; Census Place: Richland, Fairfield, Ohio; Page:    Richland, Fairfield, Ohio; Page: 189; NARA Roll: M33_87; Image: 140. https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/28330642?h=a50c67.

Endnotes

[i] John Walter Wayland, Virginia Valley records (Shenandoah Publishing House, , 1930), Ancestry, Rockingham Supplement – Page 28. Marriages in Rockingham County.

[ii] Internet: The Newberry – Digital Newberry – Atlas of Historical County Boundaries – Ohio: Individual County Chronologieshttps://newberry.org/ accessed 1 May 2022.

Tschudi – Surname Saturday

Darling-Huber-Trümpi-Dürst-Hefti-Böniger-Zopfi-Tschudi Line
By Don Taylor

Photo of Don Taylor with cat Nasi.Forebears indicates that Tschudi means “one who sat in judgment, a judge.” And that it is Swiss in origin.

Geographical

Forebears indicates there are approximately 1,448 people in the world who share the Tschudi surname. The vast majority of them live in Switzerland. In the United States, the most significant number (51) live in Minnesota, where 1 in 122,569 people share the surname.

There are several variations of the name, the most common of the variations being Tschudy.

Direct Tschudi Ancestors[i]

All of the known Tschudi ancestors were born in Switzerland. None of them emigrated to America.

    • 3951 – 9th Great-grandmother: Margreth Tschudi (1609-1691)
    • 7902 – 10th Great-grandfather: Samuel Tschudi (1564-1629)??
    • 15,804 – 11th Great-grandfather: Johannes Tschudi (1500-___)
    • 31,608 – 12th Great-grandfather: Jost Tschudi (1462-1527)
    • 63,216 – 13th Great-grandfather: Heinrich Tschudi (1427-___)
    • 126,432 – 14th Great-grandfather: Heinrich Tschudi (___-___)

Direct Tschudi Descendants

I have 160 known descendants of Heinrich Tschudi. They include 36 Trümpi, 14 Dürst, 11 Fuchs, 11 Howell, 10 Karch, and only 6 known Tschudi.

I have written about three of these descendants previously. They are:

Famous Tschudi

Aegidius Tschudi, writing c. 1570, “fleshed out” the William Tell legend, which entered the public consciousness as William Tell, the expert crossbow marksman.[ii]


Sources

Endnotes

[i] I have NOT independently researched any of the Tschudi ancestors. As such, the names and dates here are speculative.

[ii] Internet – Wikipedia – William Tell- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tell

Ethel Wight Collection – Part 80

Livingston, Livingstone, Logan, Lord, & (née Craig)

Photo Friday
Ethel Wight Collection
By Don Taylor

Photo of Don Taylor with cat Nasi.This week, for Photo Friday, I identify the people in five more envelopes from the Ethel Wight Studio Collection[i]. The envelopes contain the names who paid for the photos, not necessarily of the individual portrayed in the image. As such, it is vital to analyze the pictures and information to identify the individual therein.[ii] My goal is to reunite the photos with family members who may have never seen the image.


Dorothy Livingstone, Nurse, circa 1935.

The envelope this negative was in says, “Miss Dorothy Livingstone, Queens Hospital #278.”

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • Dorothy Livingstone, Nurse, circa 1935

    The 1934 and 1935 Portland City Directories indicate that Dorothy Livingstone is a student at 218 State (Queen’s Hospital) and lives at 681 Congress.

  • The 1936 Portland City Directory lists Dorothy M. Livingstone as a nurse at 96 Gray.
  • The 1938 Portland City Directory indicates Dorothy M Livingstone, a nurse, moved to Washington DC.
  • The 1930 US Census lists two Dorothy Livingstones living in Maine.
    • Dorothy is a 16-year-old “lodger” at the Good Will Farm in Fairfield Town, Somerset County. She was born in Maine.
    • Dorothy M., the 14-year-old daughter of Margaret Livingston, lives in Westbrook, Cumberland county. She was born in Canada, and her parents were both born in Scotland.
  • The 1940 US Census lists two Dorothy Livingstone’s that are nurses.
    • Dorothy Livingstone, Age 23, was born in Iowa. In 1935 she was living in Des Moines, Iowa.
    • Dorothy Livingstone, age 34, was born in Massachusetts and worked as a Practical Nurse at King Sanatorium & Hospital, Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The Census indicates that in 1935, she was living in the same place (Mass), and she seems too old to be the person in the photo.
  • Virginia Marriage Records indicate that a Dorothy Mary Livingstone, age 23, born in Abbott Village, Maine, married Bert Rollins on 2 October 1937 in Quantico, VA. (Quantico is about 35 miles south of Washington, DC.) Dorothy’s parents are Guy Livingston and Florence Goodridge. Bert is a Medical Officer in the U.S. Navy.
  • The 1940 US Census finds Dorothy Livingstone living at 3417 32nd Street; she was born in Maine and was in Portland, Maine, in 1935.

I am sure this is Dorothy Livingston [later Rollins], born 22 September 1912 to Guy and Florence (Goodridge) Livingston about 1935, while she was a student nurse at Queen’s Hospital in Portland, Maine.

Ancestry has 14 public trees that refer to Dorothy Mary Livingstone. Family Search has profile G313-QKW for Dorothy Mary Livingstone. I have uploaded two photos of her to her Family Search Memories.

Emily Logan, circa 1935

This negative envelope says, “Miss Emily Logan, 232 Forest Ave #587.”

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • Emily Logan, circa 1935

    The 1935 Portland City Directory lists Wendall M MacDowell and Mrs. Rose A Geason at 232 Forest Ave. Charles and Gustave Henriksson live at the rear of the unit.

  • The 1930 US Census indicates that Gustaf Henriksson lives at 259R Forest Ave. Living with him is his daughter, Lillian A Logan, and his 10-year-old granddaughter, Emily Logan.
  • Maine Birth Records indicate that Emily A Louise Logan was born on 18 October 1917 to George H and Lilliam M Henrikson in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine.

Ancestry has ten public trees that refer to Emily A Louise Logan. Family Search does not appear to have a profile for Emily; however, her parents do have profiles there. They are George Herman Logan LRV1-2HL and Lillian M Henriksson or Hendrickson, LB7Z-2T5. I have added a photo of her to Dead Fred and a second photo to my Flickr photostream. 

Phyllis Logan, circa 1935 (age 13).

This negative envelope says, “Miss Phyllis Logan, 232 Forest Av #668.”

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • Phyllis Logan, circa 1935 (age 13).

    The 1935 Portland City Directory lists Wendall M MacDowell and Mrs. Rose A Geason at 232 Forest Ave. Charles and Gustave Henriksson live at the rear of the unit.

  • The 1930 US Census indicates that Gustaf Henriksson lives at 259R Forest Ave. Living with him is his daughter, Lillian A Logan, and his 6-year-old granddaughter, Phyllis Logan.
  • Maine Birth Records show Phyllis Christine Logan was born 5 June 1922 to George H Logan and Lillian M Henrikson in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine.

(Note: This is the sister of Emily Logan above.)

Ancestry has one public tree that refers to Phyllis Logan, the daughter of Lillian M Logan.  Family Search does not appear to have a profile for Phyllis either; however, her parents do have profiles. They are George Herman Logan LRV1-2HL and Lillian M Henriksson or Hendrickson, LB7Z-2T5. I have added a photo of her to Dead Fred and a second photo to my Flickr photostream. 

Doris Lord (Née Craig) and daughters, Gloria & Barbara Lord, circa 1935

This negative envelope says, Mrs. Doris Lord & Daughter, 148 Spring St. #990.”

Why I believe this to be the individual.

  • Doris Lord (Née Craig), circa 1935

    The 1936 Portland City Directory confirms that Mrs. Doris Lord lived at 148 Spring, apt 10.

  • The 1940 US Census places the divorced 32-year-old Doris Lord living at 296 Woodfords (Rear) with her two daughters, 13-year-old Gloria and 11-year-old Barbara. All three were born in Maine and lived in the same place in 1935.
  • A review of Ancestry Trees found Doris Adelaide Craig married Ariel Alden Lord on 12 March 1926. She was the daughter of Charles W Craig and Myra C Hamilton. Gloria Lorraine Lord was born on 11 December 1926, and Barbara Ann was born on 19 November 1928.
Gloria & Barbara Lord, circa 1935

Ancestry has 15 public trees that refer to Doris Adelaide (Craig) Lord. Family Search has profile LRPD-8VZ for Doris Adelaide Craig. So I  have uploaded two photos of her to her Family Search Memories.

Ancestry has seven public trees that refer to Gloria Lorraine Lord. She does not appear to have a Family Search profile, so I uploaded the photo with her and her sister, Barbara, to Dead Fred.

Ancestry has six public trees that refer to Barbara Ann Lord. She does not appear to have a Family Search profile, so I uploaded the photo with her and her sister, Gloria, to Dead Fred. 

“Baby” Livingston, circa 1935

This negative envelope says, “Mrs. Marjorie Livingston, 91 India St #747.”

Why I couldn’t determine who the child in this photo is.

  • “Baby” Livingston, Circa 1935

    The 1935 Portland City Directory lists Maurice and Rose H. Livingston living at 91 India. There is no mention of a Marjorie Livingston at that address.

  • The 1940 US Census includes a Marjorie Livingston living in Rye, New Hampshire, with her husband Erving and 5-month-old son, Douglas. In 1935, she lived in Vermont, and her husband lived in Massachusetts. This can’t be the correct child.
  • Further research failed to find a Marjorie related to Maurice and Rose Livingston living in Portland in 1935. Maurice had a brother Thomas. Thomas’ and his wife Etta had a daughter, Hilda, born about 1930. Too old to be the child in this photo. Maurice’s second brother Eli was listed as single in the 1940 Census.

I have been unsuccessful in determining the idenity of the child identity in this photograph.


 Conclusion

  • I fully identified six of the seven individuals in these photo-negative sets. Two of them have Family Search profiles, so I uploaded their images there. Four of them did not have Family Search profiles, so I posted their photos to Dead Fred.
  • There was one individual that I could not identify. That photo is here only.

If any of these photos are of your family member, I would love to hear your reaction. Especially if this photo is of a loved one for whom you hadn’t seen this photograph before.

Due to software limitations, the images uploaded to Family Search, Dead Fred, and Flickr have a higher image quality than the images linked here. (Except for “Baby” Livingston.)

For all postings of the Ethel Wight Collection, please see here.


Endnotes

[i] The Wight Studio was in Portland, Maine. Many thanks to Ethel Wight’s family for access to and permission to use the collection of their great aunt.

[ii] These images were converted to positives using a lightbox, a Nikon camera and computer software.

Abbreviated Sketch – Chester Fenyvessy

Brown-Montran Research
Montran Line
#52Ancestors
By Don Taylor

Photo of Don Taylor with cat Nasi.We all have surprise discoveries. Events that you had no idea occurred. That family secret that was never, never, spoken of. One of the most significant surprise discoveries I’ve had in my genealogical research was learning that my grandmother was married before she married Sammy Amsterdam. I was flabbergasted after discovering that Donna (Madonna) married Chester Fenyvessy in 1911. I talked with my mother; she had no idea about the marriage. She thought Donna’s marriage to Sammy was her only marriage. Likewise, I spoke with my Uncle Russ. He had never heard of Donna’s first marriage, either. He believed that Donna’s marriage to Sammy was her only marriage. However, Madonna Montran Holdsworth[i], whose mother was Ida Mae Barber and was from Detroit, Michigan, married Chester Fenyvessy on 1 October 1911.

This marriage fit with the oral history I knew about Donna’s life. I remember she attended the Royal Conservatory (of Music) in Toronto. After Toronto, she went to Rochester, New York. There she found a music store and played piano in their window (for free) to encourage potential piano buyers to see what could be done with the piano. The music store liked the draw, and Donna was able to practice her piano—a win-win for both. She was offered a job working at a nearby movie theater playing the piano for silent films from the exposure she received there. That’s as much as the family oral history went.

Enter Chester Fenyvessy.

Donna was 18 when she married 24-year-old Chester. Chester was the manager of Colonial Theatre in Rochester, NY. In any event, the marriage was short-lived. By 1914 Donna was in California as a Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty and appearing as a dancer in Birth of a Nation. By 1915, Donna had crossed the country again and was in the Boston area.

By 1912, Chester had relocated to West Hoboken, New Jersey, and by 1915, had returned to Troy, New York.

Roberts/Brown – Ancestor #6B

List of Grandparents

    • My 1st step-grandfather: Chester Fenyvessy
    • Donna’s 1st father-in-law: Albert A. Fenyvessy

Chester Fenyvessy (1888-1973)

1888 – Chester was born on 9 August 1888 in Binghamton, New York. He was the second of six children of Albert A and Hermine (Overbauer) Fenyvessy.

Children of Albert and Hermine Fenyvessy (Siblings)

Name Born Married Died
John 16 Dec 1886 Bessie Weber (1917) 26 Dec 1972
Chester 9 Aug 1888 Madonna Montran (1911) Nov 1973
Florence 18 Feb 1892 Benjamin Belinson (1924)
Paul A. 7 Oct 1893 Jane Peck (1931) 26 Mar 1981
Carol M. J. 9 Apr 1899 Mella Rittenhouse 26 Aug 1990
Albert O 19 Feb 1909 Ruth LNU 25 Apr 2008

Adulthood

1910 – Chester is reported living with his parents at 1010 Elmwood Ave in Buffalo and lodging at 10 First in Troy, New York. In the Buffalo City Directory, he was listed as the manager of Novelty Amusement Co.; in the Troy City Directory, he was identified as a theatrical manager at 324 River.

1911 – Chester is managing the Colonial Theatre in Rochester, NY. On 1 October 1911, he married Madonna Montran Holdsworth.

1912 – The 1912 Rochester City Directory indicates Chester “removed to West Hoboken, New Jersey.”

1948 – Chester married Ruth R Hosking in Rochester, New York.

Death/Burial, etc.

1973 – Chester Died on 26 November 1973 in Monroe County, New York. His ashes were buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, NY, on 24 January 1974.


Sources

  • 1910 Census (FS), Family Search, 1910 – New York, Rensselaer, Troy, ED 46, Sheet 21A, Line 17 – Chester Fenyvessy. “United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M5H5-TFG: accessed 9 May 2022), Chester Feenynessy in the household of John Russell, Troy Ward 3, Rensselaer, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 46, sheet 21A, family 34, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1070; FHL microfilm 1,375,083.
  • 1920 Census, 1920 – New York, Monroe, Rochester, ED 254, Sheet 16A – Lines 42-48 – Albert A Fenyvessy, Head. “United States Census, 1920”, database with images, FamilySearch (2 February 2021), Albert A Finyvessy, 1920. – Accessed 8 May 2022. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJG7-YK5.
  • com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Ancestry.com, Buffalo, New York, 1910, Page 447 – Fenyvessy. https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/28458430?h=1c08ff.
  • com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Ancestry.com, Rochester, New York, 1911, Page 342 – Chester Fenyvessy. https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/28455567?h=f13cb2.
  • com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Ancestry.com, Rochester, New York, 1912, Page 350 – Chester Fenyvessy. https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/28455487?h=207dab.
  • com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Ancestry.com, Troy, New York, 1910, Page 211 – Mgr 324 River bds 10 First. https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/28458423?h=bbb06d.
  • New York, U.S., State Census, 1905, Ancestry, NY, Erie, Buffalo, Ward 24, ED 3, Page 11, Lines 11-17 – Albert A Fenyoessy [Fenyvessy] Head. New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1905; Election District: E.D. 03; City: Buffalo Ward 24; County: Erie; Page: 11. https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/28467926?h=94c15d.
  • New York, U.S., State Census, 1915, Ancestry, NY, Rensselaer, Troy, Ward 3, AD 01, Page 6, Line 16 – Chester Fenyvessy. New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1915; Election District: 03; Assembly District: 01; City: Troy Ward 02; County: Rensselaer; Page: 06. https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/28468068?h=5757a0.
  • Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1801-1928, Ancestry, Fort Erie, Welland County, Ontario, Canada – Marriages – Chester Fenyvessey & Madonna Montran Holdsworth – 1 Oct 1911. Archives of Ontario MS932_155.

Endnotes

[i] Joseph A Holdsworth was Ida’s 2nd (or 3rd) husband. She married him on 16 August 1904 in Essex, Ontario, Canada.