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Mina Chauncey Lyon Partridge Rites & Alton B Lyon

Mina is William Ross Chauncey’s Grandaughter, Austin Edwin Chauncey’s daughter..my 2nd Cousin Twice Removed
Mina Chauncey Lyon Partridge Rites Held

This about Alton is from a marvelous Blog. Local History Notes Newsclippings of obituaries, marriages and other news items pertinent to the southern tier of New York state, primarily including items from Broome, Chenango and Delaware counties, New York. http://smdlocalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/2013/10/obituaries-october-2.html?m=1

Monday morning Jan. 10, 1916, a dark shadow was cast over the whole community as the sad intelligence spread announcing the sudden death of Alton B. Lyon. Earnest prayer was made by his friends and the Church for his recovery, the best medical skill was employed and two trained nurses and his devoted wife and faithful parents watched and ministered day and night to the end that healing and restoration might be given, but Alton B. slipped away from their kind ministry to the land of friends, music and flowers, to the house not made by hands eternal in the heavens. Alton B. Lyon was born Oct. 6, 1881, in the town of Oxford [Chenango Co., NY], and when 16 years of age his people moved from Coventry to this village [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY] to give him the advantage of a High School training. He was graduated from the Bainbridge High School in the class of 1901. After his graduation he was given a position of trust in the Milford Bank and later served acceptably in the Wilber National Bank of Oneonta. For three or four years he was engaged with his father, Geo. Lyon, in the lumber business, and for nine years was engaged in the coal business in Sidney. This business he disposed of about a year ago because of declining health. For the past year he had been living at Whitney Point and with his family was visiting his parents when taken ill. The deceased friend was married Oct. 23, 1907 to Miss Mina Chauncy. Two bright and healthy children were given to bless this union. Mr. Lyon was a young man of cheerful disposition and radiated good cheer in all the circles he touched. He was a man of strict virtue and uprightness of life and was interested in every good work that sought to promote good will and goodness among men. He had a host of friends in the circles where he lived, loved and achieved. This was evidenced by the profusion of beautiful, fragrant floral pieces that came from his friends and admirers in home, church, social and business circles. The funeral services were held from the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Lyon on South Main street this village, Thursday afternoon, Jan. 13, 1916, and were in charge of Rev. Frank James, assisted by Rev. Dr. Fletcher of Sidney. The funeral oration was full of worthy praise for the unselfish and upright life of the departed and overflowing with assurances of Divine comfort for the sad, sorrowing and lonely hearts. The bearers were Dr. Ralph Loomis, Floyd Doolittle, Herbert C. Kibbe and Glen Fical. The interment was made in Green Lawn Cemetery [Bainbridge, NY]. The surviving friends are: His widow, Mrs. A.B. Lyon, and two children, Thelma and Wilfred Lyon; also Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Lyon, honored parents, and a sister, Mrs. S.B. Hollenbeck…[Bainbridge Republican, Ja. 20, 1916]

Family Reunions..

One advantage of staying put in the same state for over 160 years means you can have bigger family reunions.  I found this article this weekend about a Chauncey Family Reunion in  Binghamton NY..my family..my GGGrandfather Edwin Chauncey’s older brothers settled in the Binghamton area…what fun to see GGGreat Uncles and Aunts and cousins in this 1900 photo..if anyone knows who’s who..please drop me a line! Thank you FultonHistory.com for such a wonderful resource!
http://www.fultonhistory.com/fulton.html

1961-7-1 Chauncey Reunion

Delia Eliza Ripley

Added a Find-A-Grave for GGGreat Aunt Delia.  And found cousins.

3rd Cousin Once Removed

Isabell Rosalie Saly & Carole J Chauncey.

Isabell Rosalie Saly (1918 – 2007)

is your 3rd cousin 1x removed

Ella Delia Harding (1888 – 1972)

mother of Isabell R Saly

Mary Isabell Spooner (1862 – 1940)

mother of Ella Delia Harding

Delia Eliza Ripley (1828 – 1898)

mother of Mary Isabell Spooner

Noah Warren * Ripley (1797 – 1875)

father of Delia Eliza Ripley

Eugene Warren * Ripley (1842 – 1920)

son of Noah Warren * Ripley

Grant Eugene Ripley (1868 – 1944)

son of Eugene Warren * Ripley

Alida Jane Ripley (1894 – 1984)

daughter of Grant Eugene Ripley

Memorial Day

I can remember as a child in the 1960’s riding with my mom & dad  through cemeteries in Red Wing, Minnesota on Memorial Day and looking at the flags.  I especially remember Calvary Cemetery for some reason?

Wikipedia says it well… Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the last Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war.

I have 3 GGGrandUncles who died in service during the Civil War I remember on Memorial Day… two didn’t have the chance to marry and have children.

My Civil War Veteran GGGrandfather Eugene Warren Ripley’s older half-brother Francis Alden Ripley died at Andersonville Civil War Prison in GeorgiaFind-A-Grave has good information on Francis or Alden as his friends called him at Andersonville.  A survivor wrote about their time in Andersonville for a local paper in Otsego County.  The Otsego County Genweb Site has included it on there site.  Francis had family and I’m sure his descendants think of him also.  The Cemetery where his wife and two  of his children are buried was just down the street from Glen Highland Farm.  I was so glad to be able to visit and add pictures to their Find-A-Grave Records.

RIPLEY, FRANCIS A 
PVT C 152 NY INF
DATE OF DEATH: 10/19/1864
BURIED AT: SECTION H  SITE 11163
ANDERSONVILLE NATIONAL CEMETERY
496 CEMETERY ROAD ANDERSONVILLE, GA 31711
(229) 924-0343

My GGGrandfather Eugene’s little brother Cyrus who died of Typhoid at Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia… Fort Monroe on 22 Apr 1862.  Cyrus L Ripley Find-A-Grave.

RIPLEY, C L  
US ARMY
DATE OF DEATH: 04/22/1862
BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 4184 Click to view the cemetery map
HAMPTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
CEMETERY ROAD AT MARSHALL AVENUE HAMPTON, VA 23669
(757) 723-7104

And my Civil War Veteran GGGrandfather Levi Showalter’s brother Christopher Christian Showalter who died at Gettysburg of his wounds and is buried at Gettysburg National Cemetery . His Find-A-Grave has more information.

SHOWALTERS, CHRISTOPHER C 
PVT A 27 IND INF
BURIED AT: SECTION C  SITE 11
GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK
97 TANEY TOWN ROAD GETTYSBURG, PA 17325
(717) 334-1124