Some Descendants of Christopher Avery - aqw223.htm

Some Descendants of Christopher AVERY

Tenth Generation

(Continued)


12243. Franklin Carlos AVERY [scrapbook] (Carlos , Abigail , Amos , Amos , John , John , John , James , Christopher ) was born 30 Oct 1846 in Pittsfield, Lorain Co., Ohio. He died 24 Nov 1915 in Gainsville, Alachua Co., Florida.

Franklin Carlos Avery owned a large string of harness racing horses. While on the circuit, he was burdered and buried under the stable floor by a man who stole his horses and later attempted to sell them. Franklin's body was discovered three weeks after his death. According to the item in the Oberlin (Ohio) Tribune regarding his death, "Mr. Avery was a driver in the Grand Circuit and had a stable of fast horses wintering in Florida."
    Continuing, the article states: "A colored hostler was found in northern Georgia a few days ago trying to dispose of the string of horses at a very small price. This attracted suspicion and the man was arrested. He then confessed to haveing killed Mr. Avery and having buried his body underneath the stable floor, where it was found later.
    Mr. Avery was born and raised in Pittsfield and is well known in this section. His wife and family are living at their home in Hutchinson, Minnesota. Carlos Avery, son of the deceased, who is editor of the Hutchinson Leader, and state game warden of Minnesota, has gone to Florida to get his father's remains. The body will be brought to Pittsfield, where the interment will take place."
   Another news article (attribution unknown) says, "Frank C. Avery, for many years a resident of Hutchinson, Minnesota and a widely known horseman, was murdered at Gainsville, Florida, some days ago. His son, Carlos Avery, state game and fish commissioner of Minnesota, left last evening for Florida to bring the body north and look after his father's property. Willie Turner, an employee of the slain man, is held for the crime."

Franklin married Mary Ann STONE, daughter of Joseph STONE and Esther GIFFORD, on 17 Oct 1867. Mary was born 25 Sep 1847 in Ohio. She died 22 Feb 1939 in Hutchinson, McLeod Co., Minnesota.

They had the following children:

+ 13425 M i Carlos AVERY was born 25 Jan 1868 and died 4 Oct 1930.
  13426 F ii
Etta Mary AVERY was born 1 Dec 1869 in Minoaka, Grundy Co., Illinois. She died 4 Jan 1872.
+ 13427 F iii Blanche Estelle AVERY was born 17 Aug 1871 and died 11 May 1967.
  13428 M iv
Archer AVERY was born Mar 1876 in Minnesota.
  13429 M v
Percy E. AVERY was born 23 Sep 1877 in Pittsfield, Lorain Co., Ohio. He died 30 Sep 1945.

FROM THE OBIT OF PERCY E. AVERY.
    .....Mr. Avery was prominent in civic and faternal affairs for many years. He served as secretary of the McLeod County Agricultural Cociety for several years and was president of the county fair board. He also served a president of the Gopher Campfier Club, and was a member of the Minnesota Historical Society. He was a Past Master of Temple Lodge No. 59, A.F. & A.M., Chapter No. 27, Order of the Eastern Star; a member of Hutchinson Chapter No. 90, Royal Arch Masons, Hutchinson Commandery No. 40, Nights Templar; Minneapolis Consistory No. 2, Scottis Rite Masons, and Zurah Temple, Order of the Mystic Shrine.
    In 1938 he moved from Hutchinson and lived in Wall Lake, Iowa, for one year, and at New London, Minnesota, for the past six years. He was a single man and made his home for the past 11 years with his nephew and family, Mr. & Mrs. Carlos Avery. He was employed at the opst office in Kandiyahi for a year, and during the past year and a half, up to the time of his death, was a clerk in the New London post office.
    He served one session with Senator Archer Nelson of Hutchinson in the state legislature as commieett clerk.
    Surviving are one sister, Blanche Streeter, of West Los Angeles, California, two nephews, Carlos Avery of New London, and Scott Avery of Hutchinson; three nieces, Mrs. Conrad Wilbur of Silver Springs, Maryland; Miss Helen Avery aof Rockville Center, Long Island, New York and Mrs. Archie Hebert of Westboro, Wisconsin; and 13 grand nieces and nephews. He parents, and three brothers, Carlos, Archer, and Amos Avery, preceded him in death.
+ 13430 M vi Amos Franklin AVERY was born 18 Dec 1883 and died 26 Apr 1914.

12244. William Eustus AVERY [scrapbook] (Carlos , Abigail , Amos , Amos , John , John , John , James , Christopher ) was born 26 Jun 1848 in Pittsfield, Lorain Co., Ohio. He died 4 Nov 1923 in Pittsfield, Lorain Co., Ohio.

William married Sarah Ann RAWSON, daughter of Zera RAWSON and Martha AMES, on 13 Dec 1871 in Pittsfield, Lorain Co., Ohio. Sarah was born 10 Oct 1854 in Pittsfield, Lorain Co., Ohio. She died 16 Jan 1938 in Pittsfield, Lorain Co., Ohio.

They had the following children:

  13431 F i
Lula AVERY was born about 1872 in Pittsfield, Lorain Co., Ohio.
       
Lula married Mark A. WHITNEY. Mark was born about 1870 in Oberlin, Lorain Co., Ohio.
+ 13432 F ii Edith AVERY was born 25 Aug 1877 and died 25 Jan 1951.
+ 13433 M iii Winfield S. AVERY was born 2 Jun 1884 and died 14 Nov 1962.

12245. Charles F. AVERY [scrapbook] (Carlos , Abigail , Amos , Amos , John , John , John , James , Christopher ) was born 9 Oct 1850 in Pittsfield, Lorain Co., Ohio. He died 18 Feb 1923 in Oberlin, Lorain Co., Ohio.

FROM AN OHIO NEWSPAPER (probably Oberlin), date unknown.
MR. AVERY'S CONDITION SHOWS IMPROVEMENT
Sustains Fracture of Chest in Fall from Scaffold -- Will Recover
    Mr. Avery's injury is an unusual one from a medical standpoint. His chest was fractured from side to side. Dr. Bunce recalls only one other injury of the kind. William Mitchell still living in Oberlin, fell from a building about forty years ago and was hurt in just the same fashion. He finally recovered. The case was handled by Dr. Bunce's father, Dr. Bunce, Jr., was then a medical student.
    In addition to the fracture of the chest, Mr. Avery sustained a broken nose and was bodly burised about the body. It was feared for a time he might not recover. He has been particularly unfortunate, having sustained a fracture of the bones of the foot in a fall about a year ago.

Charles married Martha PRESTON [scrapbook]. Martha was born 30 Sep 1855 in Wellington, Lorain Co., Ohio.

They had the following children:

  13434 M i
Lewis John AVERY was born 16 Mar 1874 in Pittsfield, Lorain Co., Ohio. He died 6 Mar 1939 in Oberlin, Lorain Co., Ohio.
       
Lewis married (1) France Maude WIERS on 7 Feb 1912 in Elyria, Lorain Co., Ohio. France was born 15 Nov 1876 in Norwalk, Huron Co., Ohio.
       
Lewis also married (2) Maude Florence SHEEVERS on 12 Aug 1920 in Elyria, Lorain Co., Ohio. Maude was born 18 Jun 1882 in Elyria, Lorain Co., Ohio.
  13435 M ii
Leland C. AVERY was born 6 Apr 1875 in Pittsfield, Lorain Co., Ohio.
       
Leland married Lela G. GOTTSCHALK on 18 Sep 1901 in Elyria, Lorain Co., Ohio. Lela was born 30 Jun 1878 in Wellington, Lorain Co., Ohio.
  13436 F iii
Phoebe AVERY was born about 1877 in Pittsfield, Lorain Co., Ohio.
       
Phoebe married Clayton C. SHEFFIELD.
+ 13437 M iv Floyd G. AVERY was born 20 May 1879 and died 16 May 1921.

12246. Harriet Evelyn AVERY [scrapbook] (Carlos , Abigail , Amos , Amos , John , John , John , James , Christopher ) was born 1853 in Pittsfield, Lorain Co., Ohio.

Harriet married Franklin Augustus GIFFORD, son of John GIFFORD and Martha MESSENGER, after 14 Oct 1873. Franklin was born 21 Nov 1851 in Pittsfield, Lorain Co., Ohio.

They had the following children:

+ 13438 M i Edgar Frank GIFFORD was born Nov 1873.
  13439 M ii
Walter John GIFFORD was born about 1875.

12256. Charles Louis AVERY (Louis Bradley , Louis , Amos , Amos , John , John , John , James , Christopher ) was born 15 Oct 1859. He died 1920.

Charles married Angeline Gadson POTTER on 15 Feb 1881 in Wellington, Lorain Co., Ohio. Angeline was born 15 Nov 1855 in Cleveland, Ohio.

They had the following children:

  13440 F i
Carolyn L. AVERY was born 26 Sep 1882 in Wellington, Lorain Co., Ohio. She died 1962 in Bal Harbour, Florida.
  13441 M ii
Leon Guy AVERY was born 25 Aug 1884 in Wellington, Lorain Co., Ohio. He died 1924.
+ 13442 M iii Alden Glenn AVERY was born 14 Aug 1895.
  13443 F iv
Alice AVERY was born 14 Aug 1895 in Wellington, Lorain Co., Ohio. She died 14 Aug 1895 in Wellington, Lorain Co., Ohio.
+ 13444 M v Charles Kenneth AVERY was born 14 Dec 1896 and died 17 Aug 1954.

12259. Jerusha Anne TUCKER (Arabella M. BROWN , Daniel P. BROWN , Lucy Ann DENISON , Andrew DENISON , Abigail AVERY , John , John , James , Christopher ) was born about 1872 in North Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

1880 CENSUS, STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN., 18 Jun 1880, by Jos. B. Wilcox, page 474A, Dwelling #348, Family #477.
    TUCKER, Anna, W, F, 8, granddaughter, S, at school, CT, CT, CT.

1920 CENSUS - PAWCATUCK VILLAGE OF STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN., 24 Jan 1920, page 21A, Sup. Dist. #1, ED #298, by Raymond K. Gould, Farm., Dwelling #372, Family #532.
    WOODS, Jerusha A., Wife, F, W, 47, Married, CT, CT, CT

1930 STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN., En Dis #6-69, Sup Dis #3, April 23, 1930, by Frederick Otto Roever, sheet 26A, Stonington Rd., Dwelling #486, Family #675.
    WOODS, Annie J., Wife-H, -, -, -, no, F, W, 57, M, 17, no, yes, CT, CT, CT, -, 55, -, -, -, -, yes, none

Jerusha married (1) Jerry D. COON.

They had the following children:

  13445 M i
Willie F. COON was born 1 Apr 1890 in Connecticut. He died 9 Aug 1890 in Connecticut and was buried in Brown Cemetery, North Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 13446 F ii Elizabeth COON.

Jerusha also married (2) Eugene WOODS, son of Mr. WOODS and Eunice.

1910 CENSUS - STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN., 10th District, 21 April 1910, Lewis E. Hammond, Image 38B, Dwelling #111, Family #123.
    WOODS, Eugene M., Head, M, W, 36, M, 4, VT, VT, VT
    WOODS, Annie, Wife, F, W, 38, M, 4, 1 child, 1 living, CT, CT, CT
    WEST, Everet, Step-Father, M, W, 60, M-2, 32, RI, RI, RI
    WEST, Eunice, Mother, F, W, 61, M-2, 32, 2 children, 1 living, VT, VT, VT
    AYERS, Elwood, Nephew, M, W, 4, CT, VT, RI
    AYERS, Frances, Niece, F, W, 12/12, CT, VT, RI
1910 CENSUS - STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN., 10th District, 21 April 1910, Lewis E. Hammond, Image 38B, Dwelling #111, Family #124.
    BROWN, Howard C., Head, 28, CT, CT, CT
    BROWN, Lavina, Wife, 29, CT, CT, CT

1920 CENSUS - PAWCATUCK VILLAGE OF STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN., 24 Jan 1920, page 21A, Sup. Dist. #1, ED #298, by Raymond K. Gould, Farm., Dwelling #372, Family #532.
    WOODS, Eugene M., Head, Owns Farm, M, W, 46, Married, VT, VT, VT, Farmer, owns farm
    WOODS, Jerusha A., Wife, F, W, 47, Married, CT, CT, CT
    HENSON, Elizabeth, Step-daughter, F, W, 27, Widowed, CT, NY, CT
    HENSON, Ruth, Step-Granddaughter, F, W, 9, Single, RI, NH, CT
    HENSON, Hugh, Step-Grandson, 5, F, W, 7, Single, RI, NH, CT
    HENSON, Daniel B., Step-Grandson, M, W, 6, Single, CT, NH, CT

1930 STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN., En Dis #6-69, Sup Dis #3, April 23, 1930, by Frederick Otto Roever, sheet 25B, Stonington Rd., Dwelling #486, Family #675.
    WOODS, Eugene M., Head, 0, -, R, yes, M, W, 56, M, 32, no, yes, Vermont, Vermont, Vermont, -, 52, -, -, -, -, yes, Farmer, Dairy Farm, VVVV, E, yes, -, no, 10
1930 STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN., En Dis #6-69, Sup Dis #3, April 23, 1930, by Frederick Otto Roever, sheet 26A, Stonington Rd., Dwelling #486, Family #675.
    WOODS, Annie J., Wife-H, -, -, -, no, F, W, 57, M, 17, no, yes, CT, CT, CT, -, 55, -, -, -, -, yes, none
    HENSON, Ruth A., Step-dau, -, -, -, V, F, W, 19, S, -, no, yes, RI, NH, CT, -, 54, -, -, -, -, yes, Saleslady, Department Store, 4590, W, yes
    HENSON, Hugh S., Step-son, -, -, -, V, M, W, 18, S, -, no, yes, RI, NH, CT, -, 54, -, -, -, -, yes, Apprentice Plumber, Plumbing Shop, V7X1, W, yes
    HENSON, Daniel B., Step-son, -, -, -, V, M, W, 17, S, -, no, yes, RI, NH, CT, -, 55, -, -, -, -, yes, Laborer, Dairy Farm, V1W

12265. Mabel Irene BROWN [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 (Daniel BROWN , Daniel P. BROWN , Lucy Ann DENISON , Andrew DENISON , Abigail AVERY , John , John , James , Christopher ) was born 8 Apr 1896 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 5 Jan 1970 in Tallahassee, Leon Co., Florida and was buried 7 Jan 1970 in Roselawn Cemetery, Tallahassee, Leon Co., Florida.

DENISON GENEALOGY, by Denison, Peck & Jacobus, page 453.

NORMAN GENEALOGY, by William E. Norman, page 182.

BROWN GENEALOGY of many of the Descendants of Thomas, John & Eleazer Brown - sons of Thomas & Mary (Newhall) Brown of Lynn, Mass. 1628 - 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, Boston. The Everett Press Company. - Part I, page 43.

THE MAIN TREE II, Second Edition, by Nancy (Portor) Childress, 1995. page 33.
    DAR #437164

1900 CENSUS - STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN., 8 Jun 1900, by Charles S. Noyes, Jr., page 179B, Dwelling #114, Family #126.
    BROWN, Mabel I., daughter, W, F, Apr 1896, 4, S, CT, CT, CT,

1910 CENSUS - 10th DISTRICT - STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN., 21 Apr 1910, by Lewis Hammond, page 38B, Dwelling #109, Family #121.
    BROWN, Mable, daughter, F, W, 14, S, CT, CT, CT, English, none, yes, yes, yes.

1920 CENSUS - RICHFIELD, HENEPIN CO., MINNESOTA, Ancestry.com, 3 Feb 1920, by Earl O. Wester, sheet #17B, 34th Avenue, South, Dwelling #340, Family #409.
     CHANDLER, Mable Irene, daughter-in-law, F, W, 23, Rhode Island, Rhode Island, Rhode Island, none.

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT
MRS. CHANDLER GIVEN PLAQUE
    Mrs. Gilbert Chandler, Sr., Americanism chairman of Tallahassee Chapter 10, American War Mothers, was awarded a plaque in recognition of her work in stimulating public interest in Americanism and governmental affairs at a banquet Tuesday night at the Everglades Hotel, Miami, site of the American War Mothers state convention.
    Mrs. Chandler's activities have included showing films to various clubs and organizations, and giving 102 hours of voluntary work to the Americanism Bookstore.
    Mrs. J. J. Cavanaugh, Tallahassee, state Americanism chairman, presented the award.

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT, Sunday, November 16, 1969.
    Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Chandler . . . celebrate today at open house. Chandlers Mark Year.
    Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Chandler are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today at the home of their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Chandler Jr. of Randolph Circle.
    Mable Irene Brown of Stonington, Conn. and Gilbert Sewall Chandler of Minneapolis were married Nov. 15, 1919 in Minneapolis. They came to Florida in 1925.
    The couple has four children: Mrs. John Marr. Gilbert Chandler Jr. and Herbert Chandler, all of Tallahassee, and Mrs. Evelyth Norman of Daytona Beach. There are 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT, Tuesday, January 6, 1970.
    Mrs. Gilbert S. Chandler Sr., 73, of 1620 North Monroe, died Monday at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
    A native of Stonington, Conn., she had been a Leon County resident since 1925.
    A housewife, she was a member of Eastern Star Order's Past Matrons Club; the Business and Professional Women's Club; Daughters of the American Revolution. War Mothers Club, Garden Club, and the Women's Club, and the Baptist faith.
    Survivors include: her husband, Gilbert S. Chandler Sr.; two sons: Gilbert S. Chandler Jr., and Herbert Chandler, all of Tallahassee; two daughters: Mrs. John M. Marr of Tallahassee and Mrs. Evelyn [Evelyth] Norman of Daytona Beach; 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
    J. A. Culley and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

    CHANDLER, Mrs. Gilbert S., Sr., age 73 of 1630 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee. Funeral services will be held at Faith Presbyterian church at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, January 7, 1790 with the Reverend Walter H. Styles officiating. Burial will be in the Roselawn Cemetery with J. A. Cultey and Sons Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. She is survived by her husband: two sons: Gilbert S. Chandler, Jr. and Herbert Chandler, both of Tallahassee; two daughters: Mrs. John M. Marr of Tallahassee and Mrs. Evelyth Norman of Daytona Beach. Also 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT, Friday, January 16, 1970.
    ALL BLOOD BANK OFFICERS ARE REELECTED FOR '70.
    All officers and board members of the Leon County Blood Bank have been reelected for 1970...
    In other business handled by the board... A resolution was passed honoring the late Mrs. Gilbert Chandler, who died last week. Mrs. Chandler had been a member of the board since the blood bank was created in 1953.

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT, January, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12 --85.
    NOTICE TO CREDITORS
    All creditors of Mabel Irene Chandler, who died on January 5, 1970, while a resident of Leon County, Florida, are notified that they are required to file any claims or demands that they may have against her estate in the office of the County Judge of Leon County, Florida, in the Courthouse at Tallahassee, Florida, within six (6) calendar months from the date of the first publication at this notice. Each claim or demand must be in writing and filed in duplicate, and must state the place of residence and post office address of the claimant, and must be sworn to by claimant, his agent or attorney; or it will become void according to law.
    DATED January 19, 1970, Gilbert S. Chandler, Gilbert S. Chandler, Jr., As Executors under the will of Mabel Irene Chandler, deceased.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER.
    OUR SYMPATHY is extended to the John Marr family, and the Gilbert Chandler family in the passing of Mrs. Chandler. Our prayers go with all these fine people.

M. H. AUXILIARY, Pink Look . . .
    The new year has already brought much sadness to some of the auxiliary family. Mrs. Gilbert Chandler, another Life Member, passed away early this month.

Researching this line is Nancyann Norman @ nancn@exis.net

Mabel married Gilbert Sewall CHANDLER Sr. [scrapbook] "Gib" 1, 2, 3, 4, son of Elmer Mordecai CHANDLER and Dora Adelia SEWALL, on 15 Nov 1919 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnasota. Gib was born 2 Nov 1891 in Richfield, Hennepin Co., Minnesota. He died 22 Nov 1978 in Tallahassee, Leon Co., Florida and was buried 24 Nov 1978 in Roselawn Cemetery, Tallahassee, Leon Co., Florida.

DENISON GENEALOGY, by Denison, Peck & Jacobus, page 153

STATE OF FLORIDA, OFFICE OF VITAL STATISTICS, State File #7B-085586
    Certificate of Death.  States: DOB,POB, DOD, POD, Father's name, mother's name.
OCCUPATION: Motel Owner/Operator.

1910 CENSUS - RICHLAND, HENNEPIN CO., MINNESOTA, Ancestry.com, 23 June 1900, by Kertland L. McLell, page 297, sheet 9, Dwelling #150, Family #152.
    CHANDLER, can not read, at school 9 months, yes, yes, yes.

1920 CENSUS - RICHFIELD, HENEPIN CO., MINNESOTA, Ancestry.com, 3 Feb 1920, by Earl O. Wester, sheet #17B, 34th Avenue, South, Dwelling #340, Family #409. Living in father's household.
    CHANDLER, Gilbert S., son, M, W, 28, M, Minnesota, Maine, New York, Manager, Truck farm, oa.
    CHANDLER, Mable Irene, daughter-in-law, F, W, 23, Rhode Island, Rhode Island, Rhode Island, none.

"MOTEL/MOTOR INN JOURNAL", January 1972. Written by Ray Sawyer, Assistant Editor.
    When the elder Gilbert S. Chandler, Sr. stepped down almost seven years ago to turn his holdings over to his twin sons, Gilbert, Jr. and Herbert, he left behind an unusually illustrative, innovative career. From the outset, he realized and capitalized upon the values of constant up-grading, providing personal service for his guests and taking part in industry affairs as avenues for both the growth and strengthening of his businesses -- precepts that remain today cornerstones for successful operation.
    Chandler utilized several sources as barometers to "keeping up with the march of time." He took advantage of tips and comments made by guide book and referral organization inspectors. Each summer he used his two-to-three weeks of vacation with his family to observe and gain ideas from other successful operations in various parts of  the country. And he took an active part in the organization, development and leadership of industry associations in order to help build and strengthen his businesses through referrals and the exchange of ideas with some of the better aspirators in the industry.
    To assure his properties of leading competitive roles, he both continuously up-graded them and introduced many innovations. "I believe I was the first in the East to put carpets on guest room floors and to install a swimming pool and steam heat." he relates in enumerating but a few of them. "And I was the first in the area to have room telephones. As a result, many people stayed with us who might not have otherwise."
    "If you don't advertise on the highway, prospective guests won't know your place exists. If they see your sign and drive by your place and its appearance isn't appealing and attractive, they'll pass you by. If it is nice and they stop and come into your office and they're not treated properly, you'll lose them right there. Then, if you send them to a room and it isn't nice and clean -- cleanliness is very, very important to the success of a motel -- they're not going to stay. And if they do stay and they're not treated well throughout the time they're with you, they're not going to come back".
    Chandler learned very early that the brand of personal service a manager provides is all-important to his success and vital to building repeat trade. "You've got to be nice to your guests." he explains. "You've got to be friendly and accommodate their requests. You should always be ready to do anything within reason for them."
    "You also have to carefully screen your help and work closely with them to see that they conform to this philosophy, too." he continues. "And they should basically be friendly and display a nice appearance. Otherwise, you shouldn't keep them around."
    As soon as a guest arrives and opens the front door, you should greet him with something along the order of: 'How are you?' or 'What can I do for you?' This friendliness at the start is most important. Then, as soon as he registrars and you give him his key, you should inform him that if there's anything else you can do, to please let you know.
    "You must especially be careful to take care of your regular commercial guests," he adds. "If one lets you know in advance that he is going to need a room during the tourist season, you should be sure to have him one at the single rate -- even if it's a double or a suite with three bedrooms."
    "And commercials should be granted free extensions when they desire them. If checkout time is at noon, they should be allowed to stay until 5:00 or 6:00 p.m. as long as they allow the maids to come in and clean the rooms."
    That he has been effective in this area is underlined by the fact that his motels have regulars who have been coming back for 20 to 30 years.
    Originally a farmer and a native of Minneapolis, Minn., Chandler was stricken with the "tourist camp bug" as a result of renting a cabin for $1 at the Lincoln Park Tourist Camp, Los Angeles, California, in the fall of 1923. "This was the only camp there," he recalls. "There were three of us in the party and the only furnishings in the cabin were an electric light hanging down over the center of the room and a table and benches made by rough 1x4's. And its walls were only one thickness. We had our own bedrolls for sleeping."
    The next morning, full of curiosity about this new type of business, he looked up the manager. "He told me that he had been in it eight months," Chandler recalls. "I asked him how business was and he said he hasn't had a vacancy."
    "I went back to our cabin, took out my ruler and measured it off. I could not imagine under any circumstances that the cabin could have cost more than $75, including labor and materials. He had 10 units, so I said to myself, "Here is a man with an investment of $750 and takes in $900 every three months.
" I decided right then and there to quit farming and go into the tourist camp business."
    The newness of the business, according to Chandler, was reflected by the fact that there wasn't a camp from Los Angeles to Pensacola, Florida, at the time. "And we had gone through San Diego, Ft. Worth, Dallas, New Orleans, Mobile and Gulfport on the way."
    Gilbert Chandler met his wife Mable Irene Brown through a friend Herbert Bogg, when she came  to Minneapolis from Stonington, Conn., where she was born, to live with her two aunts. She went to business school and then worked for the Minneapolis Tribune. They were married in 1919.
    When he later arrived in Tallahassee with his family -- his wife, Mabel Irene, his two daughters, Evelyth and Norma, ages 4 and 5, and his 6-month old twin sons, Gilbert, Jr. and Herbert, -- he had but $2,000 with which to develop his business. With this, in 1925 he opened the city's first tourist camp, the Tallahassee Auto Camp.
    To build it, he bought a group of dilapidated, unpainted and abandoned fairgrounds buildings from the Tallahassee Fair Assn. and obtained from the City of Tallahassee a one-year lease, at $1 per year, on a nearby piece of downtown property.
    Material from a large exhibit building was used to construct four cabins, a community sanitary building equipped with separate lavatory, toilet and shower facilities for men and women, an open laundry building and a store with a barbecue stand. In addition, an open cowshed was boarded up, floored and partitioned to provide seven more rental units.
    "At this stage, my assets were exhausted," says Chandler, "but I was in business." And the property he had developed was considered at the time, with its flushing toilets and hot water shower facilities, to be a modern auto camp, bringing rates of $1 per night or $5 per week.
    During this period, his only full-time help was a maid to care for the children, Mrs. Chandler handled the housekeeping chores herself. Also during this year he became the first customer of a laundry that for 10 years charged his property 1c per item cleaned.
    In the spring of 1926, before he had been in business one year, Chandler got under way with what was to mark the first of numerous expansion projects in the years to come -- the addition of 10 9x12-foot cabins at a cost of $75 each. Four were built that year, and six more added in 1927. "Two carpenters would build one each day," he recalls, "and I would rent it that night."
    The flourishing business continued to grow to the point that in the spring of 1928 he was able to purchase five acres of land "out in the country," but now in the heart of the city -- half on each side of North Monroe Street. There, under the name, Tallahassee Tourist Camp, he built six stucco buildings -- four cottages, a store and a community sanitary building. The 10 newer cabins he had built at the original site were then moved out and placed at the rear of these new buildings, while the remainder of the facilities at the former site were demolished.
    It was at this time that Chandler first fully realized the value of highway advertising. 'A fellow came along selling stenciling outfits for making your own signs." he explained. "I bought one and made 50 signs and put them out every three to five miles along the highway, getting as far as Marianna, Georgia, about 75 miles from Tallahassee.
    "During this time, we had been renting 6 to 8 of our 14 units each night," he continues. "I called back home that evening to see how everything was, and I was told that we had been full since 5:00 p.m. and that everyone was saying they had seen our signs. We stayed full for about 10 to 15 years after that. Outdoor advertising has been largely responsible for enabling me to expand the way I have.
    Meantime, Chandler was busily involved in  industry activities. He was one of the organizers in the early 1930's, as well as a director, of the Tourist Cottage Owners Assn., which later became the Eastern Division of the United Motor Court Assn. In addition, he was a director of the short lived International Motor Court Assn. in 1937-1939.
    Supplementing this activity, he also participated in local industry and civic organizations. Among those he took part in were the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, of which he has been a director and president of its Tourist Division; the Highway 317 Assn.; the US 27 Assn.; the Roadside Business Assn.; and the Florida Voluntary Highway Improvement Assn. He is also a Mason, a Shriner and a member of the American Legion, the 40&8 and VFW.  In addition, he has been a member of the Tallahassee Exchange Club for 40 years.
    In 1937, 10 more cottages were erected and the property's name was updated to Tallahassee Auto Court. In 1938, Chandler built the Lake Ella Motor Court on a nearby piece of property.
    In the late 1930's, Chandler and four other United Motor Court leaders left that organization of form Quality Courts United (known today as Quality Motels). "We wanted to require UMCA members to meet certain operating standards within a reasonable period of time, and to eliminate those who refused to do so. We proposed this and lost the election by a tie vote among the officers. So we resigned and went to work to form an organization more comparably with our thinking."
    "Finally, we met at Pat Patterson's Pat's Cottage Courts, Bennettsville, S.C., in 1939 and got Quality under way. In addition to Patterson and me, others taking part were: Edmund Wurth, Tampa, Fla.; Alford McKay, Ocala, Fla.; Burt Verburg, Fredericksburg, Va.; and Lloyd Thompson, St. Augustine, Fla.
    "The main impetus of the organization was to develop referral business.
We published a guide to be passed out to our guests, listing members properties. And members also benefited from the exchange of ideas at conventions and meetings." Chandler was treasurer and director from the time Quality was organized until he resigned from the board in 1945, declining to accept re-election for another 2-year term.
    In 1941, he purchased a square block of land in Pensacola at a cost of $9 per footage foot. There he built Motel Chandler, consisting of 24 cottages with brick and marble exteriors and tile roofs, which he rented at $6 and $7 nightly.
    In 1944, his holding again increased when he obtained an FHA commitment for the construction of 30 two-room kitchenettes which were required to be rented only to armed services personnel at $30 per month. This property became Lakeshore Motel with cost per unit at $1,500.
    The next expansion came in 1947 with the construction of the 32-unit Daytona Motor Hotel, Daytona Beach, Fla. With ocean frontage priced at $150 per foot at the time and building construction continuing to rise, per-unit costs soared to $6,000 per unit. At the time, this was the only place on South Atlantic Ave., offering overnight accommodations and a continental breakfast.
    In 1949, Gilbert, Jr., and Herbert Chandler were made full partners in the growing business. And in 1951, the elder Chandler became vice-president, of Florida Motor Court Assn.
    In 1952, the family partnership was further expanded with the Tallahassee Motor Lodge on West Tennessee St. During that same year, a luxurious restaurant, was built adjacent to the Tallahassee Motor Hotel on North Monroe St.
    In 1957 the Chandlers took another giant step. The Tallahassee Motor Hotel's 30 units on North Monroe, which were luxurious in 1936, were by now noticeably dated. These were bulldozed and an entirely new facility bearing the same name built across the street on property purchased as part of the original package in 1928. In addition, it became a member of the Master Hosts referral system.
    Another prime example of what upgrading can do for a property was displayed by Chandler in 1963. That year he purchased a small facility located about 18 miles from Tallahassee. "The owners lost money on it and went broke. It was AAA rated in the beginning, but this had been lost through neglect."
    Chandler purchased it for about 20c on the dollar and immediately got out his AAA book on qualifications for membership, refurbished it where it fell short. "They took us back in, and we were put in on a good-paying basis. And it's been that way ever since."

Researching this line is Nancyann Norman @ nancn@exis.net

They had the following children:

+ 13447 F i Norma Lois CHANDLER was born 1 Sep 1920 and died 22 Dec 1992.
+ 13448 F ii Evelyth Roberta CHANDLER was born 27 Dec 1921.
+ 13449 M iii Gilbert Sewell CHANDLER Jr. was born 22 May 1925.
+ 13450 M iv Herbert William CHANDLER was born 22 May 1925.

12325. Carl Warren GAY (Lucy LEMON , Sarah Jane SATTERLEE , John Franklin SATTERLEE , Elisha SATTERLEE , Benedict SATTERLEE , Anna AVERY , John , James , Christopher ) was born 14 Mar 1877 in Ithaca, Tompkins Co., New York.

BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol. 2, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 53.
    Carl Warren Gay graduated from Cornell University in 1899, and from the State College, Iowa, 1902, in the Animal Industry. Ih is now Professor of Animal Industry in the University of Pennsylvania.

Carl married Catherine ANDREWS on 17 Dec 1906 in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio. Catherine was born 27 Jun 1880 in Galeopolis, Ohio.

They had the following children:

  13451 M i
Hayward Andrews GAY was born 6 Feb 1909 in Swarthmore, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania.

12330. Robert David BROWN (David Henry BROWN , Robert Douglas BROWN , Rebecca DOUGLASS , Rebecca AVERY , Elisha , Elisha , John , James , Christopher ).

Researching this line is Margie Strang at mstrang@penn.com

He had the following children:

  13452 F i
Marjorie Eloise BROWN.

Researching this line is Margie Strang at mstrang@penn.com

12348. Cabet Clark BABCOCK (Daniel BABCOCK , Maxion BABCOCK , Peleg BABCOCK , Patience PENDLETON , Joseph PENDLETON , Patience POTTS , Rebecca AVERY , James , Christopher ) was born 17 Nov 1829 in Indiana. He died 25 Jun 1891 in Hollenberg, Washington Co., Kansas.

Cabet married Rebecca STUART on 18 Mar 1855. Rebecca was born 24 Jan 1831 in Indiana. She died 23 Feb 1888 in Hollenberg, Washington Co., Kansas.

They had the following children:

+ 13453 M i Sherman Sheridan BABCOCK was born 13 May 1865 and died 27 May 1940.

12349. Fineley BABCOCK (Morgan BABCOCK , Solomon BABCOCK , Peleg BABCOCK , Patience PENDLETON , Joseph PENDLETON , Patience POTTS , Rebecca AVERY , James , Christopher ).

He had the following children:

  13454 F i
Josephine BABCOCK.
       
Josephine married Tomothy BREEN.

12351. Martha Adelaide TAYLOR [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 (Isaac Ross TAYLOR , Ruhannah STILLMAN , Deborah BABCOCK , Patience PENDLETON , Joseph PENDLETON , Patience POTTS , Rebecca AVERY , James , Christopher ) was born 5 Feb 1845 in North Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 2 Mar 1933 in Pawcatuck, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in River Bend Cemetery, Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island.

Martha Adelaide Taylor was deaf and mute. She was raped by a neighboring married farmer (tradition says a Mr. Horace Brown). She gave birth to Mary Ann Taylor when she was 15 years old. Her fathers second wife raised Mary Ann and Adelaide went on to marry another mute she had met at the school for the deaf in Providence, RI.

1850 CENSUS OF STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO. CT, Page #244, Dwelling #145, Family #160. Enum. date 9 Sept 1850.
    TAYLOR, Adalade, 4 years old, female, born in CT.

1860 CENSUS - STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CT, Page 3 LDS #0803091 6 June 1860 Dwelling #24, Family #25
    TAYLOR, Martha A., 14, F, W, CT     

NO. STONINGTON VITAL RECORDS, MARRIAGES.
    George H. Gavit, age 21, born Westerly, Rhode Island, residence Westerly RI, married 14 Feb 1861, Martha A. Taylor, age 16, born No. Stonington, residence No. Stonington, Connecticut.

1870 CENSUS - NORTH STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN., by Samuel B. Wheeler, 9 June 1870, page 10, image 418B, Dwelling #81, Family #84
    GAVITT, Martha T., 24, F, W, Keeping House, CT

1880 CENSUS - STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN., aged 34

1900 CENSUS - STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN., aged 54

1908 WESTERLY & PAWCATUCK CITY DIRECTORY, page 84.
    GAVITT, Martha A., widow house 96 West Broad P.

1909-1910 WESTERLY & PAWCATUCK CITY DIRECTORY, page 84.
    GAVITT, Martha A., widow house 90 West Broad P.

1911-1912 WESTERLY & PAWCATUCK CITY DIRECTORY, page 85.
    GAVITT, Martha A., widow house 90 W. Broad P.

1913-1914 WESTERLY & PAWCATUCK CITY DIRECTORY, page 81.
    GAVITT, Martha A., widow house 96 W. Broad P.

1916 WESTERLY & PAWCATUCK CITY DIRECTORY, page 86.
    GAVITT, Martha A., widow house 96 W. Broad P.

1918 WESTERLY & PAWCATUCK CITY DIRECTORY, page 85.
    GAVITT, Martha A., widow house 96 W. Broad P.

1920 CENSUS - STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN., aged 74

1920-1921 WESTERLY & PAWCATUCK CITY DIRECTORY, page 88.
    GAVITT, Martha A., widow house 96 W. Broad P.

1922-1923 WESTERLY & PAWCATUCK CITY DIRECTORY, page 79.
    GAVITT, Martha A., widow house 19 Liberty P.

1924-1925 WESTERLY & PAWCATUCK CITY DIRECTORY, page 73.
    GAVITT, Martha A., widow H res 28 William P.

1926-1927 WESTERLY & PAWCATUCK CITY DIRECTORY, page 122.
    GAVITT, Martha A., widow George H., res 28 William P.

1928-1929 WESTERLY & PAWCATUCK CITY DIRECTORY, page 123.
    GAVITT, Martha A., widow George H., res 28 William P.

1930 CENSUS - STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN., aged 84

1930-1931 WESTERLY & PAWCATUCK CITY DIRECTORY, page 121.
    GAVITT, Martha A., widow George H. res 28 William P.

1933 WESTERLY & PAWCATUCK CITY DIRECTORY, page 123
    GAVITT, Martha A. wid Geo H. r 28 William P

THE WESTERLY SUN, March 4, 1933
DIED - GAVITT - in Pawcatuck, Conn., March 2, 1933, Martha Taylor Gavitt, wife of the late George H. Gavitt, aged 88 years.
     Funeral from the Gavitt Funeral Home, Westerly, Monday, March 6, at 2 p.m. Relatives and friends invited. Internment in River Bend Cemetery.

THE WESTERLY SUN, March 5, 1933
FUNERAL SERVICE HELD FOR MRS. GEORGE GAVITT
    Funeral service for Mrs. George H. Gavitt, who died Thursday at her home on Williams Street at the age of 88 years, were held yesterday afternoon at the Gavitt Funeral Home, Rev. Arnt L. Schoning, paster of the Broad Street Christian Church officiating.
    The bearers were Russell Gavitt, Howard Taylor, Ralph Northup and Halsey Burdick. Internment took place in River Bend Cemetery.

RIVER BEND CEMETERY, WESTERLY HISTORICAL NO. 8, Compiled by D.C. & A.R. Brown, Volume I, page 86.
    Gavitt, Martha A., b. 1845, d. 1932, Sect. Wesy, No. 08-22, Gavitt, George H./H

Researching this line is Nancyann Norman at nancn@exis.net

Martha was not married (1) to Horace BROWN.

They had the following children:

+ 13455 F i Mary Ann TAYLOR was born 23 Dec 1859 and died 12 Nov 1951.

Martha also married (2) George Henry GAVITT [scrapbook], son of Charles Pendleton GAVITT and Hannah GAVITT, on 14 Feb 1861 in North Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. George was born 1839 in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island. He died 1907 in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island and was buried in River Bend Cemetery, Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island.

NO. STONINGTON VITAL RECORDS, MARRIAGES.
    George H. Gavit, age 21, born Westerly, RI, residence Westerly RI, married 14 Feb 1861, Martha A. Taylor, age 16, born No. Stonington, residence No. Stonington CT.

1870 CENSUS - NORTH STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN.
by Samuel B. Wheeler, 9 June 1870, page 10, image 418B, Dwelling #81, Family #84
    GAVITT, George H., 32, M, W, Work in Cotton Mill, RI, Deaf & Dumb, Citizen
    GAVITT, Martha T., 24, F, W, Keeping House, CT
    GAVITT, Martha A., 4, F, W, CT
    GAVITT, William A., 5/12, M, W, CT, Mol (?)
by Samuel B. Wheeler, 9 June 1870, page 10, image 418B, Dwelling #81, Family #85
    PHILLIPS, Mary, 60, F, W, Keeping House, CT
    BROWN, Margaret, 22, F, W, At Home, $0, $1,000, CT

THE GAVITTS OF WESTERLY, RHODE ISLAND, A GENEALOGY, by Richard Edward Gavitt, page 104.
    Born, Jan 1841. He married Adelaide Taylor, 1884. [This date is incorrect]

1890 WESTERLY & PAWCATUCK CITY DIRECTORIES
    GAVITT, George, operative, house Mechanic cor. Palmer P.

1892 WESTERLY & PAWCATUCK CITY DIRECTORIES
    GAVITT, George, section hand, boards 10 Gavitt's av.

1894 WESTERLY & PAWCATUCK CITY DIRECTORIES
    GAVITT, George, section hand, boards 10 Gavitt's lane

1896 WESTERLY & PAWCATUCK CITY DIRECTORIES
    GAVITT, George, section hand, bds. 10 Gavitt's lane

1898 WESTERLY & PAWCATUCK CITY DIRECTORIES
    GAVITT, George, section hand, b. 10 Gavitt's lane

1900 WESTERLY & PAWCATUCK CITY DIRECTORIES
    GAVITT, George, section hand, b. 10 Gavitt's av.

1901-1902 WESTERLY & PAWCATUCK CITY DIRECTORIES
    GAVITT, George, section hand, house rear 40 Oak

1903-1904 WESTERLY & PAWCATUCK CITY DIRECTORIES
    GAVITT, George, section hand, house to Gavitt's avenue

1905-1906 WESTERLY & PAWCATUCK CITY DIRECTORIES
    GAVITT, George W., section hand, house to Gavitts avenue

RIVER BEND CEMETERY, WESTERLY HISTORICAL NO. 8, Compiled by D.C. & A.R. Brown, Volume I, page 84.
    Gavitt, George H., b. 1839, d. 1907, Sect. Wesy, No. 08-22, Gavitt, Martha A./W

They had the following children:

  13456 M ii Charles Henry GAVITT is printed as #10832.
  13457 F iii Martha A. GAVITT is printed as #10833.
+ 13458 M iv William A. B. GAVITT is printed as #10834.
+ 13459 F v Sarah A. GAVITT is printed as #10835.
  13460 F vi Caroline E. GAVITT is printed as #10836.
+ 13461 M vii Charles Henry GAVITT is printed as #10837.

Home First Previous Next Last

Surname List | Name Index