Notes for EDWARD J LIVESEY:
The following is compliments of Anna Catherine Livesey Cole Powers:
"Very little is known about this man. Most of the information came from some 'papers' that Virginia Livesey located after the death of her sister and sister's spouse, Evelyn (Livesey) and Edward Curry.
"The Bible records Edward's death date, no more - no less. A year of birth (no month or day) is recorded on the copies of the 'papers' which revealed more about this ancestor than any of us knew.
"Seems like he was a Seaman - a boatswain...defined in the dictionary as a warrant officer on a warship or a petty officer on a merchant ship in charge of the hull and all related equipment. Apparently it was required that a Certificate of Character and a Certificate of Discharge be completed whenever taking a voyage. The certificates represent voyages taken from January to June 1862 between New York and Glasgow (probably Scotland); August-September 1866 between Glasgow and Scotland; and another journey dated September-October 1866 also between Glasgow and Liverpool. (Cool!!!) He would have been in his early thirties when he functioned in this capacity.
"Another document dated November 16, 1884 appears to be a letter of recommendation that was issued some eighteen years after we know Edward was voyaging back and forth across the Atlantic as a boatswain. If the letter came from the same company for which Edward was performing his boatswain duties, it means that he had left the company some years earlier and must have been working somewhere else since the letter states that he was employed there for approximately seven years. At any rate, at the age of fifty three (which is how old he was in 1886) he was apparently seeking another career change, or at the very least, a change in employer.
"We do know that his son Edward W Livesey was born August 1862 in Jersey City. That means that Edward J was sailing the ocean while his family was still young. Perhaps he tired of being away from home so much. We don't have any idea when Edward immigrated from England, but certainly prior to 1862. We also don't know his wife's maiden name nor what the middile initial 'J' stands for?? After much searching it finally was discovered that he is resting in Bayview Cemetery with many others from the Livesey family. This information did not come easy, as the cemetery records had his name spelled 'Sivesey'.
"The Family Bible also records the death of a Mary J Livesey in January 1892. On the assumption that this lady was the spouse of Edward J, a check was run on her through Bayview-NY Bay Cemetery and a match surfaced. A Mary J Livesey nee Levaney, was interred there on January 4, 1892. At that time Mary was 47 years old, and Edward would have been 59, twelve years difference...(hmmm??). However, notice was taken that the Mary Levaney Livesey's place of birth was Scotland...(hmmm again??). "The 'wrench in the gears' is that Mary's last known residence was 81 North 4th St, Brooklyn, NY. (So why was she buried in Bayview?) and did any of our Livesey family ever live in Brooklyn? I noticed that one of the Certificates of Character was dated in New York on June 17, 1862, two months prior to Edward W Livesey being born. However, Edward's death certificate says he was born in Jersey City. To further complicate things, a Louisa Livesey, age 28, last known address Jersey City, is buried in the same plot as Mary. This is all reflected on the Bayview-NY Bay information printout. Could Louisa have been a sister to Edward W Livesey?
"Anyhow, I'm not yet convinced that THIS Mary J Livesey is the same Mary J Livesey recorded in the Bible, or that Louisa is a part of our heritage. Hopefully time and substantiating documentation will shed some light on this."
Just to enlighten the reader - Anna Catherine is my mother and we have been working collectively on this 'genealogy thing' for some years now. As I was spending much time on my father's side, I pretty much left her to run with the Liveseys. Now, some months (or possibly even years) later, as I look over her findings I noted something she missed. On Edward J's death certificate it clearly states that he was 'married' at the time of death (1907), as opposed to single, widowed or divorced, all choices which were crossed out. My hmmm... The Mary J Levaney Livesey died in 1892 - hence, if she were Edward J's wife, his death certificate should have read 'widowed'.
More About EDWARD J LIVESEY:
Burial: March 03, 1907, Bayview-New York Bay Cemetery, 321 Garfield Ave, Hudson Co, Jersey City, NJ, USA
Occupation: Bet. 1869 - 1871, Mariner
Residence 1: Bet. 1870 - 1871, N Tenth n Grove, Jersey City, NJ, USA
Residence 2: Bet. 1869 - 1870, 459 Grove, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NJ, USA
Notes for MARY J LEVANEY:
An assumption is made here that Mary J Levaney Livesey, interred in Bayview-New York Bay Cemetery is the wife of Edward J Livesey. There is not documentation to substantiate this. A Mary J Livesey is listed under death records in the Cubberley/Witts Family Bible, but again, it is not noted that she was indeed the wife of EJL. The interment record was requested using the Family Bible information.
EJL's death certificate lists him as married at the time of his death (as opposed to single, widowed or divorced - all of these choices are clearly lined out by the preparer of the document). The fact that this Mary J Levaney Livesey died in 1892, prior to EJL's death in 1907 indicates the Mary J may not be the wife of EJL! This is yet to be discovered.
More About MARY J LEVANEY:
Burial: Bayview-New York Bay Cemetery, 321 Garfield Ave, Hudson Co, Jersey City, NJ, USA
Children of EDWARD LIVESEY and MARY LEVANEY are:EDWARD WILLIAM LIVESEY, b. August 28, 1862, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NJ, USA; d. April 10, 1944, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NJ, USA.
WILLIAM LIVESEY, d. March 16, 1944; m. ROSE.More About WILLIAM LIVESEY:R R LIVESEY, b. 1875; d. 1876.
Occupation: 1899, Ferryman
Residence: 1899, 26 St Paul's Ave, Jersey City, NJ, USAMore About R R LIVESEY:M LIVESEY, b. June 25, 1877; d. Bef. July 03, 1877.
Burial: Bayview Cemetery, Jersey City, NJ, USAMore About M LIVESEY:
Burial: July 03, 1877, Bayview Cemetery, Jersey City, NJ, USA
Notes for EDWARD WILLIAM LIVESEY:
The following is (again) compliments of Anna Catherine Livesey Cole Powers:
"Edward W Livesey was called 'Pop' Livesey or 'Grandpop' by family members. He was born in downtown Jersey Ctiy and was employed for thirty five years as a shipping clerk by Horton's Ice Cream Company in New York. He retired from employment in 1935 at 72 years of age. "Edward passed away from arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). A secondary medical condition was possible cancer of the rectum. The Rev James N MacKenzie of St Mary's Episcopal Church, Summit Ave, conducted the funeral service from Edward's home. The Wm McDonald Funeral Home handled the arrangements."
More About EDWARD WILLIAM LIVESEY:
Burial: April 13, 1944, Bayview-New York Bay Cemetery, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NJ, USA
Cause of Death: Generalized Arteriosclerosis, possible cancer of rectum
Funeral Home: Wm A McDonald Funeral Home
Occupation: Shipping Clerk, Hortons Ice Cream Co
Residence: 1899, 538 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ, USA
Notes for MARY CATHERINE WITTS:
The following is (again, again) compliments of Anna Catherine Livesey Cole Powers:
"Mary Catherine Witts Livesey was called 'Katie' as a child. Her expertise was in the field of needlework where she was capable of crocheting and knitting beautiful garments by just looking at a picture and without the aid of instructions.
"Mary Catherine died from cancer. Her children told of her refusal to eat mentioning that she starved herself to death. Based on that information, perhaps the cancer was located in either the throat, or some part of the digestive system."
More About MARY CATHERINE WITTS:
Burial: June 09, 1936, Bayview-New York Bay Cemetery, 321 Garfield Ave, Hudson Co, Jersey City, NJ, USA
Cause of Death: Malnutrition
Medical Information: complained of certain foods giving her gas, continued to excude more and more from diet until she literally starved to death.
Marriage Notes for EDWARD LIVESEY and MARY WITTS:
The following is compliments (okay, are we tired of the agains?) of Anna Catherine Livesey Cole Powers:
"It's believed that all seven Livesey siblings born to parents Edward William and Mary Catherine Witts Livesey were born in Jersey City, Hudson County, NJ.
"When they selected their mates, it was for life - 'until death do us part'. Not one of their children experienced the tragedy of divorce."
Children of EDWARD LIVESEY and MARY WITTS are:EDWARD LOUIS LIVESEY, b. August 29, 1892, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NJ, USA; d. September 02, 1975, St Francis Community Health Center, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NJ, USA.
LUCY LIVESEY, b. January 15, 1895, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NJ, USA; d. June 28, 1947, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NJ, USA.
ALFRED J LIVESEY, b. June 28, 1897, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NJ, USA; d. March 19, 1953, Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NJ, USA.
JESSIE LIVESEY, b. September 27, 1900, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NJ, USA; d. March 21, 1944, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NJ, USA.
GEORGE THOMAS LIVESEY, b. April 16, 1903, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NJ; d. December 20, 1985, Chenango Memorial Hospital, Norwich, Chenango Co, NY, USA.
CATHERINE LIVESEY, b. February 03, 1908, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NJ, USA; d. February 23, 1990, Middletown, NY, USA.
JOHN F LIVESEY, b. July 30, 1910, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NJ, USA; d. April 22, 1990, FL, USA.
Notes for EDWARD LOUIS LIVESEY:
"Edward Louis Livesey made his career as that of a Jersey City cop for 32 years. He was a member of the Jersey City Police Firing Squad, the Police Band and the Police and Fireman's Association. He was a member of St Joseph's Holy Name Society. Many of Edward's nieces and nephews fondly remember him directing traffic by Dickinson High School and Five Corners."
More About EDWARD LOUIS LIVESEY:
Burial: September 06, 1975, George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ, USA
Occupation: Patrolman, Third Precinct, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NJ, USA
Children of EDWARD LIVESEY and ANNA LYNCH are:EVELYN LIVESEY, b. August 31, 1918; d. January 25, 1994.
VIRGINIA LIVESEY, b. February 18, 1921.
Notes for LUCY LIVESEY:
"Lucy's favorite past time was playing solitaire at the kitchen table. At the age of 52, she suffered a stroke and passed away and like many others in the family before her, was laid to rest in Bay View Cemetery. It was during Lucy's wake that nephew Alfred Livesey married Alice Brauer."
More About LUCY LIVESEY:
Burial: July 02, 1947, Bay View Cemetery, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NY, USA
Cause of Death: Stroke
More About WILLIAM FRANCIS BUTLER:
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Medical Information: excessive use of alcohol, possibly alcoholic
More About WILLIAM BUTLER and LUCY LIVESEY:
Children of LUCY LIVESEY and WILLIAM BUTLER are:WILLIAM FRANCIS JR BUTLER, b. 1916; d. 1960, Suicide from hanging.Notes for WILLIAM FRANCIS JR BUTLER:MARY CATHERINE BUTLER, b. December 12, 1918; d. June 18, 1997, Patterson, NJ, USA.
"Bill served in the Army during WWII. He was wounded in action while serving at Anzio Beach Head and was left with a war injury. Although he initially received an honorable discharge, he re-enlisted and then for some reason went AWOL. He was eventually caught and returned to the service to face charges.
Bill possessed some carpentry skills and made some simple furniture pieces such as tables and stands."
It is believed that Bill married several times and had some children from one or more of these unions. He fathered set of twin boys, one which died in infancy. Efforts to locate any of Bill Jr's offspring have been unsuccessful.
In 1960, Bill was found dead by hanging somewhere in or around New York City in a bowery-type setting. The circumstances surrounding his death were questionable and although it was eventually written off as a sucicide, there were undertones of foul play.
More About WILLIAM FRANCIS JR BUTLER:
Cause of Death: Suicide by hanging, circumstances questionable
Medical Information: excessive use of alcohol, possibly alcoholic
Military service: World War II
LUCILLE BUTLER, b. August 26, 1921, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NJ, USA; d. September 1974, Long Branch, NJ, USA.
GEORGE THOMAS BUTLER, b. July 08, 1927, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NJ, USA; d. August 23, 1979, Riverview Hospital, Red Bank, NJ, USA.
CHARLES BUTLER, b. 1924; d. October 28, 1935.Notes for CHARLES BUTLER:HELEN RITA BUTLER, b. November 09, 1934.
"Charles, known as 'Charlie' by the family was born with a heart condition. Family members mentioned that he had a hole in his heart. Charles' fight for life ended when he was eleven years old."
Notes for ALFRED J LIVESEY:
"Alfred, called 'Alfie' or 'Al' by family members spoke with a distinct stutter to the point where he was sometimes difficult to understand. According to his brother, George, Al was accidently hit in the head by a bat during a game of ball which left Al with the speech imipairment. The accident happened when the boys were still children and George took ownership of being the bat swinger. Al lost his life due to a work related accident when he was crushed between two trailers while guiding one of them into a company garage. The accident happened while Al was employed by Borden Milk Co. He died from a crushed chest, rib injuries and a collapsed lung. He was 55 years old."
More About ALFRED J LIVESEY:
Cause of Death: Crushed chest, rib injuries & collapsed lung
Medical Information: work related accident - pinned & crushed between two delivery trucks
Military service: World War I Veteran
Occupation: Borden Milk Co
More About MARGARET WHALEN:
Religion: St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NJ, USA
Children of ALFRED LIVESEY and MARGARET WHALEN are:ALFRED J JR LIVESEY, b. December 16, 1923, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NJ, USA; d. June 03, 1994, Mountainside Hospital, Glen Ridge, Essex Co, NJ, USA.
FREDERICK LIVESEY, b. January 23, 1927, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NJ, USA; d. August 1986, Union City, NJ, USA.
More About FRANK ARNOLD and JESSIE LIVESEY:
Marriage: September 10, 1919
Children of JESSIE LIVESEY and FRANK ARNOLD are:DOROTHY ARNOLD, b. June 10, 1920, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NJ, USA; d. July 19, 1994, Deborah Hospital, Browns Mills, Burlington Co, NJ, USA.
FRANCIS ARNOLD, b. May 26, 1924, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NJ, USA.
EDWARD ARNOLD, b. 1927, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NJ, USA; d. August 07, 2001.
Notes for GEORGE THOMAS LIVESEY:
George Livesey Nostalgia - through the eyes of his children, Edna Mae and Anna:
"George was the fifth child born to Edward W and Mary Catherine Witts Livesey. He was named George Thomas (according to him) after his Grandpa Witts. It is thought that he completed the fifth grade in school before dropping out.
Story is told that George, along with a buddy named Pauley McParland used to hang out at a garage which was located somewhere near the back yard of a home where an Anna Brown/Braun Finck resided. Anna took a liking to the young man named George and arranged an introduction between him and her daughter Edna...George and Edna ultimately married. George was always happy go lucky to the point of sometimes being silly. He possessed few skills but displayed a very strong propensity towards math - always able to calculate something in his head way before anyone else could figure it out on paper. He indulged in some very limited coin collecting and seemed to enjoy puttering in the flower beds and borders. For the most part, he seemed to exist just to keep his lovely wife, Edna happy. He did, however, possess a very strong stubborn streak, and was known to carry a grudge for a very long time. Sadly, George and his younger sister Catherine had an altercation early in their lives and both took that grudge to their graves decades later. George spent a good deal of his life humming to himself - perhaps his own way of escape."
More About GEORGE THOMAS LIVESEY:
Burial: December 23, 1985, Hillington Cemetery, Morris, Otsego Co, NY USA
Cause of Death: Aroxic Brain Damage due to Acute MI with Cardiac Arrest & Emphysema
Medical Information: Other medical conditions were thyroid problems and emphysema.
Occupation: Grinder, Industrial Equip Manuf, Raymond Corp, Greeene, Chenango Co, NY, USA
Notes for EDNA MAY FINCK:
Edna May Finck Nostalgia - through the eyes of his children, Edna Mae and Anna:
"Edna was known to have a very biting tongue and seemed to possess a talent for alienating people on a frequent basis. For whatever reasons, she was also stingy with her table, sometimes slicing one tomato to feed ten people. She was the world's worst cook and had no conception of how to prepare and serve a decent meal (a trait that DID NOT rub off on her children). Her expertise, believe it or not, seemed to be in the area of food preservation, successfully canning fruits, vegetables, meats, soups, jams, jellies, etc. She even dabbled a little wine making (elderberry and dandelion) and made decent tasting marmalades, catsup, relishes and chutneys. However, when it came to serving the stuff, she simply lost it. She also did some beautiful handiwork that included knitting, crocheting and tatting. She was an excellent seamstess and taught both of her daughters to sew. Beyond that, her one big interest in life was George - as George's was of her."
Personal thoughts from granddaughter, Tammie Cole (that would be me):
"Although Edna's death certificate says she passed away from congestive heart failure, I am more inclined to believe she simply died of a broken heart. After her beloved George left her six years earlier she simply lost her will to live. She spent much of her time sleeping or just wandering aimlessly about the house where she resided with my mom (Anna Catherine) in her final years."
More About EDNA MAY FINCK:
Burial: April 08, 1991, Hillington Cemetery, Morris, Otsego Co, NY USA
Cause of Death: Massive myocardial infraction, cardiac failure
Medical Information: Other medical conditions were emphysema and hypertension.
Occupation: Supervisor, Bell Telephone Co & Avon Representative
Marriage Notes for GEORGE LIVESEY and EDNA FINCK:
George and Edna Finck Livesey Nostalgia - through the eyes of his children, Edna Mae and Anna:
"At the time of their marriage (George and Edna), Edna had a six year old son by a prior marriage, Vincent (Buddy) Brannick. After the birth of their first child, Edna's desire was to return to work so Edna'a parents, Roscoe and Anna Brown/Braun Finck were invited to move in and take up residence with the family. (There were probably other underlying reasons for the move as well, which are discussed in more detail on the Finck page.)
1935 found the family looking to buy property and they set their sights on an old colonial home located in Upstate New York in a little country settlement called Welcome Center. They moved there, taking the whole family in tow. Work was extremely hard to come by in the country in those days and George was not able to earn enough money to support his extended family. In February, 1936, with a second child well on it's way, George and Edna returned to Jersey City, leaving young Edna Mae and Buddy under the care of their grandma Finck in the desolate country. After the birth of Anna Catherine the following month, they returned to the old colonial and George again attempted in vain to secure gainful employment.
In 1937 the family again returned to New Jersey and it is somewhat unclear as to where they stayed at the time. Surviving family members recall the family staying awhile with George's sister's family, the Arnolds. However, on an application for a Social Security number in June of 1937, George filled in 636 Ocean Avenue as his place of residence, which was at the time, the address of his father. Oldest daughter Edna Mae (who would have been about six at the time), seems to thing that perhaps George and Edna stayed with George's father while Grandma Finck, Buddy, baby Anna and herself stayed with the Arnolds. She (young Edna Mae) seems to recall learning how to play board games while staying at the Arnolds.
George finally secured a position at a superintendent of apartments in New York City and moved his family again - this time to House #530 on 138th Street in New York City. For reasons unknown, son Buddy, then 14, stayed on with the Arnolds and ultimately returned to Upstate New York where he found a job as a live-in farm hand. Buddy never returned to the family unit and was spoke of very little. It was not until the outbreak of World War II in 1941 that youngest daughter, Anna, learned she had a brother. Edna Mae recalls being about eight when she became aware. By this time, Buddy was in the Navy and had married Wanda Young. Possibly more talk about Buddy's safety during wartime and the impressionable age of the young girls were the keys to their newly found knowledge.
Sometime after 1941, George and his family relocated from NYC to 388 Summit Ave, Jersey City.
The Old Colonial in Upstate served as a summer home for the family, where they spent every day from the time school closed until Labor Day weekend when they were forced to return to the city.
The War was in full swing by now and George found himself working as a plant supervisor at Air Reduction. Edna was a supervisor for Ma Bell, the New York Telephone Company. War time didn't hinder George and Edna's lifestyles. If anything, the abundance of work and the supporting patriotism of the country probably added to it. They were both smokers and enjoyed partying and drink. Chesterfield was the brand and Schaeffer was the beer. There were always lots of parties, lots of family around and lots of friends. One of Edna's friends, Eleanor Strong, even lived with the family for awhile when they resided on Summit Ave.
In 1946 the family moved again - back to Upstate New York to the home that usually stood vacant for ten months of each year. It was more of a struggle to young Edna Mae, who had just two years left of school and had to say a tearful goodbye to all her city friends. Young Anna was more than delighted and relished the thought of staying in the open country year round. George kept his job at Air Reduction, spending weekdays in Jersey City and weekends upstate. Finally, he too, abandoned the busy city life for full time country living. Then vacations, long holiday weekends and summers took on a reverse roll and were often spent visiting friends and relatives in the city, or even better, yet, entertaining the rest of the city folk when they visited the Livesey country homestead.
After the final relocation, times again were tough and jobs hard to come by. George secured several different jobs in various places, including cheese factories, road work labor for the County, and then finally a position with Raymond Corporation as a chipper and grinder. While employed there he inhaled mega dangerous amounts of metal dust on a daily basis (which led to his medical problems later in life and ultimately contributed to his death). When he blew his nose, his handkerchief was BLACK. Can't imagine what his lungs looked like! George was an exceptionally hard worker and life was not easy. Except for an Avon route (which actually was VERY successful), Edna never did seek gainful employment again.
The girls were mostly raised by Grandma Finck, who continued to live with the family, and until her health failed, did all of the housework and meal preparation. Edna would often complain that you couldn't even take a drag from your cigarette because before you got a chance to put it back down, Grandma Finck was washing the ashtray.
George spoiled Edna...waited on her hand and foot. Grandma Finck often referred to her son-in-law as a mollycoddle. After Grandma Finck's passing in 1966, he brought her breakfast in bed, helped with the laundry, housecleaning, dishes and meal preparation. He even chauffered Edna on her Avon route evenings after his own long, hard day at work. He opened her car door, whether she was getting in or out, she patiently waited while he walked around the to her side of the car, and he carried all her packages (sometimes making four of five trips) back and forth to the house while she walked empty handed.
In 1971, a few years after George's retirement in 1968, a decision was made to sell the old colonial, a move that was not even discussed with their now grown children. George and Edna believed that their affairs were their affairs and it shouldn't included the children until things were well on their way. However, before closure on the sale, the house was totally destroyed by fire. They moved to a small mobile home in Burlington Flats, in close proximity to eldest daughter, Edna Mae, where they remained until they could no longer care for themselves. They then spent the remainder of their time residing off and on between their two daughters homes.
Many times over the years Edna bewailed the fact that she always wanted to settle in Virginia, not New York. Knowing how George catered to Edna, youngest daughter Anna finally asked how Dad had managed to win that argument. She answered that he simply refused to spend his life as a coal miner and back in those days, with the exception of coal mining, there were few other jobs for unskilled laborers in the State of Virginia."
More About GEORGE LIVESEY and EDNA FINCK:
Marriage 1: September 09, 1929, Jersey City, NY, USA
Children of GEORGE LIVESEY and EDNA FINCK are:EDNA MAE LIVESEY, b. Private.
ANNA CATHERINE LIVESEY, b. Private.
More About CATHERINE LIVESEY:
Died 2: 1990
More About ALFRED JACOB and CATHERINE LIVESEY:
Marriage: May 22, 1927, Newburgh, NY, USA
Children of CATHERINE LIVESEY and ALFRED JACOB are:EUGENE GEORGE JACOB, b. June 05, 1930.
RICHARD ALFRED JACOB, b. January 01, 1934; d. March 10, 1986.
ROBERT WARREN JACOB, b. April 25, 1941.
DONALD KENNETH JACOB, b. December 11, 1945.
Notes for JOHN F LIVESEY:
John was a member of the Masonic Lodge and served with the National Guard. He was a plumber by trade, retiring in 1963.
More About JOHN F LIVESEY:
Burial: April 27, 1990, George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ, USA
Cause of Death: Cancer
Military service: National Guard
Organizations: Masonic Lodge
More About JOHN LIVESEY and ISABEL BLANKEY:
Marriage: July 24, 1930
Children of JOHN LIVESEY and ISABEL BLANKEY are:EDNA MAY LIVESEY, b. Private.
JOHN DAVID LIVESEY, b. Private.
JANET LIVESEY, b. Private.
ROBERT LIVESEY, b. Private.
FRANKLIN LIVESEY, b. 1952; d. September 08, 1963.
More About EVELYN LIVESEY:
Cause of Death: Open heart surgery
Children of EVELYN LIVESEY and EDWARD CURRY are:
JOAN BERNICE CURRY, b. Private.
ROBERT KENNETH CURRY, b. Private.
Notes for MARY CATHERINE BUTLER:
"Mary, called 'Catherine' by all of the family spent much of her time crocheting and knitting garments from pictures without the need of instructions, a skill she inherited from her Grandmother and namesake, Mary Catherine Witts Livesey. Her career was that of a factory worker in the Continental Can Co, where she lost a thumb in a machine accident. Catherine had a reputation of having a heart of gold but was not one to walk away from a brawl."
More About MARY CATHERINE BUTLER:
Burial: June 20, 1997, Bay View Cemetery, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NY, USA
Cause of Death: Congestive Heart Failure
Medical Information: chronic smoker & gouty arthritis
More About ANDREW E PETRUS:
Burial: Bay View Cemetery, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NY, USA
Military service: World War II Veteran
Occupation: Mechanic, Continental Can Corp
Child of MARY BUTLER and PAUL KERVERN is:MARY KERVERN, b. Private.
Children of LUCILLE BUTLER and WILLIAM GRAY are:WILLIAM M JR GRAY.
HARRY GRAY, b. 1944; d. 1993.
CHARLES JOHN GRAY, b. September 21, 1945; d. 1997.
JOYCE GRAY, b. 1947, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NJ, USA; d. April 10, 1999, Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, NJ, USA.
GEORGE R GRAY.
LUCILLE GRAY, m. STETSON.
LORRAINE GRAY, m. ? WESTERBERG.
Notes for GEORGE THOMAS BUTLER:
"George served in the military both during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Although it was his dream to make the military his career, he was medically discharged after reaching the rank of Sergeant. After the service, George made his living as a truck driver."
More About GEORGE THOMAS BUTLER:
Burial: August 27, 1979, Bay View Cemetery, Jersey City, Hudson Co, NY, USA
Medical Information: History of heart trouble
Military service: WW II & Korean Coflict
Occupation: Truck driver, Eigenrauch Farms, Middletown
More About GEORGE BUTLER and ROBERTA BOHRER:
Marriage: May 27, 1959
Children of GEORGE BUTLER and ROBERTA BOHRER are:GEORGE BUTLER.
ROBIN LYNNE BUTLER, b. Private.
CHARLES AUGUST BUTLER, b. Private.
THOMAS WILLIAM BUTLER, b. Private; m. ILEANA.
Notes for HELEN RITA BUTLER: Anna again:
"As a child, Helen always appeared to be somewhat frail. She had a nervous flutter to her eyes, referred to as a 'nervous tick'. Somewhere around 1964 or 1965 Helen and her husband Jim Frye left Jersey City and relocated around the Jamestown, NY area. Although for a while Helen stayed in contact with a few select family members, she never returned to attend any of her siblings' funerals. Even more surprising is the fact that she never attempted to contact Mary, the niece with whom she grew up with and who were closer than sisters during their childhood. For awhile there was some minimal, sporadic contact betweeen the children of Helen and her first cousin Dorothy Arnold Schultheiss, that too ceased. All attempts to locate any members of that family over the past several years have resulted in dead ends."
Children of HELEN BUTLER and JAMES FRYE are:DEBBIE FRYE.
More About ALFRED J JR LIVESEY:
Burial: Cresthaven Memorial Park, Clifton, Passaic Co, NJ, USA Cause of Death: natural causes
Funeral Home: Allwood Funeral Home, Clifton, NJ
Military service: World War II Veteran
Occupation: Maintenance Manager, Hudson Blueprint Co, Irvington, NJ, USA
More About ALFRED LIVESEY and ALICE BRAUER:
Marriage: June 1947, St Joseph's Church, Jersey City, NJ, USA
Children of ALFRED LIVESEY and ALICE BRAUER are:PAMELA LIVESEY.
More About FREDERICK LIVESEY:
Military service: Navy
Child of FREDERICK LIVESEY and DOROTHY KEARNEY is:FREDERICK LIVESEY.
More About DOROTHY ARNOLD:
Burial: Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls, NJ, USA
Cause of Death: Bilateral Stroke
Funeral Home: John F Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Rd, Middletown, NJ, USA
More About FREDERICK SCHULTHEIS and DOROTHY ARNOLD:
Marriage: Jersey City, Hudson Co, NJ, USA
Children of DOROTHY ARNOLD and FREDERICK SCHULTHEIS are:STEVEN SCHULTHEIS, b. Private.
SUSAN DOROTHY SCHULTHEIS, b. Private.
More About FRANCIS ARNOLD and VALERIE RUTH:
Marriage: June 03, 1944
Child of FRANCIS ARNOLD and VALERIE RUTH is:ROBERT FRANCIS ARNOLD, b. Private.
Child of EDWARD ARNOLD and DOROTHY BLACKBURN is:KAREN LEE ARNOLD, b. Private.
Notes for EDNA MAE LIVESEY:
"Edna spent most of her life focusing on domestic duties at home. At one time, she assisted with running a moderately sized dairy operation of some 40 cows. (Wow! Quite an accomplishment for a city girl!) Her hobbies include gardening, food preservation, and needlework. For many years Edna grew and rpeserved her familiy's yearly supply of vegetables. A proficient sewer, she made two of her daughter's wedding dresses. She also marketed her handiwork at local craft shows. By the year 2000, Edna had served twenty four years as an Election Inspector on the local election board. She also is an active volunteer spokesperson for organ donations."
Children of EDNA LIVESEY and WILLIAM PENTZIEN are:JUDITH ARLENE PENTZIEN, b. Private.
SUSAN JEAN PENTZIEN, b. Private.
WILLIAM JOSEPH PENTZIEN, b. Private.
MARGARET ANNE PENTZIEN, b. Private; m. TERRY ZVIRZDIN, September 15, 1973, Schuyler Lake, Otsego Co, NY, USA; b. Private.Notes for MARGARET ANNE PENTZIEN:CYNTHIA ROSE PENTZIEN, b. Private; m. EUGENE JOSEPH DEXTER, May 27, 1989, Methodist Church, Milford, Otsego Co, NY, USA; b. Private.
"Margaret Ann - called Peggy, is a member of her local fire department, and currently serves as President of that organization, as well as Captain of the Schuyler Lake First Responders. In 1998 Peggy made one of the most selfless decisions of her life and donated a kidney to her younger sister, Cindy. Peggy's hobbies include gardening and collecting lighthouses."
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Degree: Associates in Business Administration - Morrisville, Madison Co, NY, USANotes for CYNTHIA ROSE PENTZIEN:
"Plagued with a history of medical problems, Cindy has been the recipient of two kidney transplants thus far, the second from her sister, Peggy. She makes her living as a clerical worker and for awhile was involved in marketing her craft items at local shows along with her mother. Cindy enjoys food preservation and cooking, often creating her own recipes."
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Degree: LPN - Otsego Co School of Practical Nursing, Cooperstown, Otsego Co, NY, USA
Notes for ANNA CATHERINE LIVESEY:
Memories from Anna Catherine Livesey conveyed to her daughter, Tammie Cole:
"Anna's mother, Edna May Finck tells a story of the birth of Anna Catherine at the Margaret Hague Medical Center. Shortly after the birth she, Anna Catherine, was placed on a shelf, forgotten about and almost died. Although it could be very well true that Anna was set aside for time, but common sense tells us that a newborn baby would do quite a bit of crying if it wasn't attended to in a timely manner. Anna questions whether or not death was really imminent.
As a young child, Anna Catherine first resided in New York City. At age four the family moved to Jersey City, NJ. In the 1940's, the Jersey City school system had a fall enrollment and a spring enrollment. In the fall of 1941, Anna was enrolled in Kindergarden. When the spring session arrived, her mother insisted that Anna be placed in the first session of first grade. The school was reluctant, but at Edna May's insistence they finally agreed, making Anna just slightly younger than her classmates.
Anna and her sister Edna Mae were very involved in dance starting at quite a young age. For a time they performed as a trio with another young lady who later went on perform with the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. Neither Anna or her sister Edna Mae would have been eligible for such an opportunity as the Rockettes had strict height requirements they would not have been able to meet.
The relocation to Upstate New York in the summer of 1947 again brought on a confrontation with school officials. Anna had only completed a half year of fifth grade so Morris School wanted her to begin the year over. Her mother was again insistent and Anna was bumped up to the sixth grade, now making her one full year in age behind her peers of the same grade, and ultimately able to graduate at the age of seventeen. In high school Anna Catherine played the saxaphone and marched in the high school band.
After the move to Upstate New York, Anna recalls many visits from her city cousins. Two of them, Billy and Johnny Finck frequently spent extended vacations there. There was an old abandoned house across the road that the children were forbidden to enter, but this never stopped Anna, Billy & Johnny. The spent countless hours there, examining the furnishings and treasures there. One particularly favorite game was playing "dress up" with old clothing and hats discovered in some trunks stored in the attic.
Anna and her sister Edna Mae were frequently called upon to entertain at the many parties their parents held or attended. Often it would be outside and they would be placed on the back of a flatbed truck to perform their latest dance steps."
Anna Catherine's own synopsis:
"Anna, also known as 'Ann' dabbled in a variety of activities in her lifetime. While married to her first husband she owned and operated a greenhouse/bedding plant business. Later she entered the work world as an entry level clerical worker for the Chenango County Association for Retarded Children and twenty eight years later retired as Vice President of Administration. Her focus was in Personnel Management. By the year 2000, Ann had volunteered 43 years to the 4-H youth program, first as a club leader then as a resource leader, serving as horticulture, vegetable crops and crafts judge in the Youth Departments of the local fairs. Under her direction, the Horticulture Teams placed first and second in state competition. With her daughters, Melody and Annette, Ann runs a home based Herb and Spice business and markets herbs, spices and therapeutic & natural by-products at area craft shows. Hobies include genealogy (with youngest daughter Tammie), sewing, flower and vegetable gardening and food preservation. At age 65 (at the time of this writing) she is still growing and preserving her year's supply of vegetables, homemade soups, fruits, jams, jellies, herbed vinegars, etc. Ann also is proficient at cake decorating, making special occasion and tiered wedding cakes for family members."
Personal Thoughts and Recollections from Tammie Cole:
"My mother always seemed to be successful in whatever endeavor she undertook. Although she never worked outside the home while married to my father, she managed to run a very lucrative greenhouse business Her green thumb that was passed down from previous generations aided in her beautifully kept grounds.
After the separation of my parents, my mother strived to provide in any way she could, in order to see that her children were not lacking. She began working as a bartender until she landed a position with the Chenango County ARC in Norwich, NY. She quickly moved up the corporate ladder in the fast growing organization.
My mother also dabbled in cake decorating and was well known for the many beautiful cakes she provided for parties, weddings and the like. She also used her creative hand in crafting and sold her wares at area craft shows. Her latest interest drew her to herbal home remedies, a medical approach to healing using only natural oils and substances. It seemed that no matter what my mother undertook, she seemed to excel."
In efforts not to repeat myself, descendants of Anna and Emerson can be found on the Cole page.
Child of EUGENE JACOB and BARBARA PAINE is:LINDA ANN JACOB, b. Private.
Child of RICHARD JACOB and JOSEPHINE GRADO is:KATHLEEN JACOB, b. Private.
Children of ROBERT JACOB and JUDITH WYNES are:ROBERT WARREN JR JACOB, b. Private.
KELLY ANN JACOB, b. Private.
Children of DONALD JACOB and CAROL BAKKE are:DONALD KENNETH JR JACOB, b. Private.
RICHARD EUGENE JACOB, b. Private.
Children of EDNA LIVESEY and LAWRENCE SCHULER are:JOHN DAVID LIVESEY (JOHN F, EDWARD WILLIAM, EDWARD J) was born Private.PATRICIA SCHULER, b. Private.
MARK SCHULER, b. Private.
LAWRENCE SCHULER, b. Private.
PETER SCHULER, b. Private.
JAMES SCHULER, b. Private.
DANIEL SCHULER, b. Private.
Children of JOHN LIVESEY and RUTH KLEIN are:JOHN DAVID JR LIVESEY, b. Private.
SCOTT LEONARD LIVESEY, b. Private.
BRIAN CHRISTOPHER LIVESEY, b. Private.
Children of JANET LIVESEY and JAMES KELCHNER are:JAMES ROY KELCHNER, b. Private; m. JULIE NELSON.
DEBRA LEE KELCHNER, b. Private.
Children of ROBERT LIVESEY and DIANE MUTCHKO are:BRIAN PHILIP LIVESEY, b. Private.
TAMMY RENEE LIVESEY, b. Private.
Children of JOAN CURRY and JAMES HOAGLAND are:SUSAN MARIE HOAGLAND, b. Private; m. KEVIN DEAN COVER; b. Private.
JAMES PATRICK HOAGLAND, b. Private.
DAVID PAUL HOAGLAND, b. Private.
Child of ROBERT CURRY and JANICE BUSICHIO is:SHANNON MARIE CURRY, b. Private.
Notes for MARY KERVERN:
Mary spent most of her childhood years with her grandparents, William & Lucy Livesey Butler, possibly due to her own mother's long work hours and her father's involvement in the armed forces. Her Aunt Helen was more like a sister to her than an Aunt.
Children of MARY KERVERN and RAYMOND BURKHARD are:RAYMONDJR BURKHARD, b. Private.
KAREN BURKHARD, b. Private.
KELLY BURKHARD, b. Private.
Child of JOYCE GRAY and GEORGE ROSKO is:JOYCE ROSKO, b. Private; m. CAPUTO.
Child of PAMELA LIVESEY and ANDREW MAYOSKI is:MATTHEW MAYOSKI, b. Private.
Child of DOUGLAS LIVESEY and CARLENE NEVILLE is:KYLE LIVESEY, b. Private.
Child of STEVEN SCHULTHEIS and LINDA SIEP is:ALEXANDRA AMORA6 SCHULTHEIS, b. Private.
Child of SUSAN SCHULTHEIS and JOSEPH ACQUISTO is:PEGGY ACQUISTO.
Children of ROBERT ARNOLD and ELISABETH are:ROBERT ARNOLD, b. Private.
KEITH ARNOLD, b. Private; m. KIRA, October 24, 1998.
Children of KAREN ARNOLD and RICHARD MILKO are:RICHARD A III6 MILKO, b. Private.
LEIGH ANNE MILKO, b. Private.
Notes for JUDITH ARLENE PENTZIEN:
"Career moves led Judy to Director of Nursing at the Otsego Nursing Home known as the Meadows Nursing Facility located near Cooperstown, NY. Judy is also a member of the Blue Ribbon Cloggers and entertains at many local events. A proficient seamstress, Judy used to sew all of her children's clothing including prom dresses. She collects hummingbirds and bells."
More About JUDITH ARLENE PENTZIEN:
Degree: 1970, Associates in Nursing
Education: SUNY Morrisville, Madison Co, NY, USA
Children of JUDITH PENTZIEN and DAVID PIERCE are:KIMBERLY ROBIN PIERCE, b. Private; m. VINCENT CALLEJA, July 19, 1997, Milford, Otsego Co, NY, USA; b. Private. Notes for KIMBERLY ROBIN PIERCE:
"Like her husband, Kimberly's chosen career is in the line of food service. Although her husband, Vincent, is a chef, Kim's preference is for waitressing. Early in her marriage, she worked at the OteSaGa in Cooperstown, NY, then changed to another local restaurant."
Notes for VINCENT CALLEJA:
"Vincent makes his living as a chef working at the very prestigious OteSaGa Motel located in Cooperstown, NY."
More About VINCENT CALLEJA:
Education: Hyde Park Culinary Institute
Marriage Notes for KIMBERLY PIERCE and VINCENT CALLEJA:
"Shortly after their marriage, Kim & Vincent relocated to Florida for awhile, but due to feeling homesick, eventually returned to Upstate New York."
SHANNON SUE PIERCE, b. Private; m. SCOTT ALLEN NASH, August 12, 2000, Milford, Otsego Co, NY, USA; b. December 15, 1970, Rochester, NY, USA.More About SHANNON SUE PIERCE:BRIANNE KATHLEEN PIERCE, b. Private.
Degree: Bachelor's Degree from Robert's Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY, USA
Education: Certified in Elementary and High School ArtMore About BRIANNE KATHLEEN PIERCE:
Education: SUNY Brockport
Notes for SUSAN JEAN PENTZIEN:
"At one time, Susan was a member of the General's Daughters Drill Team, participating in parades and events around various areas of New York State. Susan collects baskets."
More About SUSAN JEAN PENTZIEN:
Degree 1: Master's - SUNY Oneonta, Otsego Co, NY, USA
Degree 2: Associates - Morrisville, Madison Co, NY, USA
Degree 3: Bachelor of Science - Geneseo State
Education: Speech Therapy
Children of SUSAN PENTZIEN and EDWIN LUM are:MICHAEL EDWIN LUM, b. Private.
SHANE DAVID LUM, b. Private.
MEGHAN ELIZABETH LUM, b. Private.
Notes for WILLIAM JOSEPH PENTZIEN:
"Bill is musically inclined and after forming his own band, performed at area dances before relocating to Missouri. In hopes of reaching stardom, Bill recorded not only a single, but an album, both of which sold in many of the local establishments. Although fame and fortune apparently aren't in the cards for Bill just yet, he enjoys playing and continues to perform for audiences on the various strips of the Nashville, TN and Branson, MO areas."
Child of WILLIAM PENTZIEN and VIRGINIA ROE is:WILLIAM DAVID PENTZIEN, b. Private.
Children of LINDA JACOB and DANIEL UHR are:MEGAN UHR, b. Private.
LORAN UHR, b. Private.
VENESSA UHR, b. Private.
Children of KATHLEEN JACOB and PHILIP are:CORY.
Child of KELLY JACOB and KEITH IRWIN is:JESSICA IRWIN, b. Private.
Children of PATRICIA SCHULER and ROBERT MILLER are:ANDREW D MILLER, b. Private.
JONATHAN A MILLER, b. Private.
Children of MARK SCHULER and ELLEN BARTLEWSKI are:JENNIFER SCHULER, b. Private.
CHRISTINA SCHULER, b. Private.
THOMAS SCHULER, b. Private.
KATHERENE SCHULER, b. Private.
Children of LAWRENCE SCHULER and LINDA BARTLEWSKI are:CHRISTOPHER SCHULER, b. Private.
TIMOTHY SCHULER, b. Private.
LEAH SCHULER, b. Private.
MICHAEL SCHULER, b. Private.
LAURA SCHULER, b. Private.
MARY SCHULER, b. Private.
Children of PETER SCHULER and SANDRA MARTINEZ are:ANTHONY SCHULER, b. Private.
STEPHEN SCHULER, b. Private.
MATTHEW SCHULER, b. Private.
Children of JAMES SCHULER and DANA KRUZ are:VICTORIA SCHULER, b. Private.
ISSAC SCHULER, b. Private.
Children of DANIEL SCHULER and MICHELE CIESLAK are:NICHOLAS SCHULER, b. Private.
AMANDA SCHULER, b. Private.
SARAH SCHULER, b. Private.
Child of JOHN LIVESEY and CYNTHIA LEECHMAN is:ERIK PETER LIVESEY, b. Private.
Children of SCOTT LIVESEY and LAURIE BIZARRO are:AMANDA KATE LIVESEY, b. Private.
ALEXANDRA NICHOLE LIVESEY, b. Private.
Child of JAMES HOAGLAND and SARAH GIBBS is:DAVID PAUL HOAGLAND (JOAN BERNICE CURRY, EVELYN4 LIVESEY, EDWARD LOUIS, EDWARD WILLIAM, EDWARD J) was born Private. He married KIM MARIE KOWALSKI. She was born Private.ISABEL EVELYN HOAGLAND, b. Private.
Children of DAVID HOAGLAND and KIM KOWALSKI are: KALA MICHELLE HOAGLAND, b. Private.RAYMONDJR BURKHARD (MARY KERVERN, MARY CATHERINE BUTLER, LUCY LIVESEY, EDWARD WILLIAM, EDWARD J) was born Private.
FAITH ELIZABETH HOAGLAND, b. Private.
Children of RAYMONDJR BURKHARD and CAROLE LEONE are:KAREN BURKHARD (MARY KERVERN, MARY CATHERINE BUTLER, LUCY LIVESEY, EDWARD WILLIAM, EDWARD J) was born Private.NICOLE BURKHARD, b. Private.
BRIAN BURKHARD, b. Private.
Children of KAREN BURKHARD and TODD NELSON are:(MARY KERVERN, MARY CATHERINE BUTLER, LUCY LIVESEY, EDWARD WILLIAM, EDWARD J) was born Private. She married VINCENT CONTE September 29, 1990. He was born Private.ROBERT NELSON, b. July 24, 1984; d. July 09, 1988, Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ, USA.More About ROBERT NELSON:ERIC NELSON, b. Private.
Burial: July 13, 1988, Holy Cross Cemetery, N Arlington, NJ, USA
Cause of Death: Leukemia
AMANDA NELSON, b. Private.
More About VINCENT CONTE and KELLY BURKHARD:
Marriage: September 29, 1990 Children of KELLY BURKHARD and VINCENT CONTE are:MATTHEW CONTE, b. Private.
CAROLINE CONTE, b. Private.
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