Alexander Macfie





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Alexander Macfie
1789-1850
Ann Tough
1802-1890

Alexander Macfie and Ann Tough were married in Inveraray, on the north side of Loch Eyne in Argyleshire, Apr 21st 1823. They embarked on their journey to Canada , from Aberdeen March 29 1824. Three days out to sea their first born, a son, arrived. He was named Robert after his grandfather Robert of Langhouse , Inverkip .

It has been assumed that accompanying Alexander, his wife and newly born son were the father-in-law William Tough , his wife Jane Munro, and from what can be determined two sons and two daughters. ( Charles, William, Jane and Martha) , New information culled in 2007 from th 1825 census records has us reconsidering this assumption.

Together they set sail on the " Quebec Packet " , a vessel , owned by business associates of the Macfie family - Robert Catto and Son -. The Captain of the vessel was an Anderson . The Quebec Packet was a fairly large and new vessel at that time built in 1822 , 82.8 in length, 23.9 in beam and 15.3 in depth. She was registered at 196 gross tons (a brigadier). Good time was made sailing from Aberdeen, and the vessel arrived in Quebec on or about the 7th of May , where their newly born son Robert was baptized, sailing time 40 days. Other passengers on the vessel were Mr. & Mrs. Hardy and one Lieut. Grayson of the Royal Navy. Records show that it was 92 degrees F in the shade that particular day.

It is not known if the family left the ship in Quebec, but there are other records showing that an Alexander McPhee took passage to Three Rivers on the " Malsham " , the 3rd of June, 1824.

The " Quebec Packet " itself sailed for Montreal arriving on May 17th, where it off loaded passangers Captain Bell, Mr Pownall and Mr Adam . It is assumed that these passengers booked passage from Quebec to Montreal only, as their names did not appear with those listed at arrival in Quebec.


Quebec May 26th:
Unfortunate Occurrence: We regret to learn that the mate and a seaman belonging to the Quebec Packet, Captain Anderson, from Aberdeen, were drowned yesterday at the Cross, where the vessel is now loading. Our informant states, that the seaman, while employed in painting the vessel, lost his balance, and fell from the scaffold ; the mate, and excellent swimmer, seeing him, jumped overboard to his assistance, when the former seizing him by the leg, both sank, and were drowned.

Quebec June 5th:
The bodies of the Mate and Sailor belonging to the Quebec Packet, whose melancholy fate we announced a short time back, were found yesterday in the river below the current. The Sailor had his Arms firmly grasped round the shoulders of the Mate, and it was with difficulty they could seperate them after the bodies were brought to shore.

In order for Alexander and his group to get to thier final destination , Noyan, Quebec, several assumptions have to be made.

A: After arriving in Quebec City , Alexander and his family travelled to Sorel ,Quebec, a military town located at the beginning of the Richelieu river. Sorel had become a fairly large city, given its location. It was a military town, a trading town during the French reg, ( Fort Richelieu) being renamed William Henry after the English conquest. During the American Revloution, many of those loyal to England fleeing north were held in refugee camps at Sorel. Form Sorel , Alexander 's group would have boarded a small craft that would take them down river to Fort Chambly, where they would have had to change vessels as the canal was not constructed until 1831. From Chambly, they would most likley have taken another river vessel to what may have been a staging loaction on Ilse Aux Noix situated at the entranceto the South River, or perhaps had made arrangment on a private vessel taking them directly to Mandigo's Corners at the extremeity of South River. From there it they would have had to travel by land to the lot Alexander had purchased from Saul Fargo.


B: The family may have also travelled by steam boat named "Montreal " from Quebec ,to Montreal , then crossed the mighty St. Lawrence River to Laprairie,by ferry .At Laprairie they would have to had arrange for some land conveyance to (horse or oxen and wagon) to take them to Dorchester ( St John - St. Jean sur Richelieu of today), and then transfer to a barge that descended the Chamblee River (Richelieu River ) to Lac Champlain, perhaps once again stopping at Isle aux Noix where there was an established British military community. From this point a bateau could be taken down the South River into the heart of the Seiginory of Noyan, Quebec. At the bend in the South River, where the waterway became narrower there were, back then , settlements such as Scotch Point, Mitchell's Landing and Mandigo's Landing. From one of these landings Alexander and his group would have had to walk into the heavily wooded area to reach his particular plot of land, there would only have been trails, no roads.


C: Since there appears to be several records showing an Alex McPhee- Macfie- McPhie travelling between Quebec City and Trois Rivieres several times after his arrival in Canada, we could assume he was searching for a suitable location for his family to settle and may have or not obtained the lot of land he settled on at this juncture in time. So far i have found no records indication the family as a whole travelled from Quebec to Trois Riviers before embarking on thier voyage to the head of Missisquoi Baie. I have not as of Mrch 2020, located any records concerning the deed of sale to Alexander from Saul Fargo (Fargeaux) who was listed as owner of the property in question


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At least one of these methods of transport, if not all of them,had to be have been used to facilitate himself and his family passage to his lot of land in the Seignory of Noyan, Quebec in 1824.


Alexander, Ann, and baby Robert
arriving Seigneurie de Noyan, Quebec 1824(Christie's Manor), perhaps Mandigo's landing

In August of 2008 we were able finally to locate the site of the first bit of land Alexander obtained in 1823 when he arrived in the Seigeniory of Noyan . Lot number 3, concession 11, of the old survey. This piece of land 4 arpents, in breath by 23,2 in deepth fronted by the top of Missisquoi Bay (what is genearally known as Peel's head Bay). The present site in now most likley one of the many camp grounds.
Alexander appears to have gotten the land from one Saul Fargo, who occupied lots 3, 4 and 5 since 14 March 1821 . From the records in the Montreal Archives we have frond John Lewis on lot 2, Peter Kirk on lot 4, John Mandigo on lot 5, John McArthur on lot 6 and Ephraim Wheeler on lot 7. (there is a cemetery named Brockville in this area in which we find a John Macfie died 1826 son of Alex Macfie and Ann).


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Distance between Mandigo's landing
and Peel Head Bay
showing very few track ways or roads
circa 1831
Map of Concession numbers
Old survery
Position of lots
Concession 11
More recent topographic map
showing swamp like
land conditions

In Sept of 2007 , the 1825 census of the area was posted on Pam Waugh's Eastern Townships web site, courtesy of Dr. David Ellis, ( a lot of dedicated hard work on his part). We find that the first name the census takers recorded was Mathew Jameson, followed by Baptiste Mainville, Jacob Louis, Allen Wheeler, and Ephraim Wheeler. Next on the list is Alexander Macfie ( Mcphee) who then is followed by William Lewis, Levi Mandigo, Owen Hughes, Benjamin McAlister and the Partlow family of John, David and Allen.


In March of 1826 we find Alexander writing home to his father old Robert of Langhouse, telling him of his woes.
Apparently his barn burnt, a fire had been started by a lamp that had not be turned out properly. They had been husking corn until almost 9 PM that evening and then had gone to bed,
only to be awakened by the cries of their neighbours around 3 AM. They were unable to save very much and Alexander was writing to borrow money to rebuild and cover his losses of the season.
He writes about drawing lumber for a new barn from the swamp, this work having to be done late in the season, when things were dry.

The next written word we find from Alexander is July 1827 -(there is a chance that there are more letters either in the Glasgow files, or in the files in Sweden,
as of July 1998 not all has been verified
) He writes to his brother John in Leith, I have assumed that John being closer to his age was the more receptive of the family.
Alexander explains that his has had some bad health, and that he and his wife were now the parents of a daughter, whom they named Mary, after Alexander's loving Mother.
The sickness they labeled the " ague " it sapped your energy, and caused you chills then brought on a fever. Alex was confined to bed for 5 days, and had to hire a man to start working his land.

Alex goes on to explain that all his problems are costing him money that he does not have, and asks for some kind consideration of his brother in helping him out with his financial problems.
To further complicate things , some time between July and August 1827, Alexander has gotten himself into a difficult situation. This resulted in Alexander obtaining the lands of one Walter Bruce some 200 acres of farm land on the edge of Missisquoi Bay, an old stone house and the right to draw fish from the Bay itself. (Caldwell's Manor) ...

In a deal that appears not quite above board, Alexander extended a helping hand to his nearest Scottish neighbour. A neighbour who supplied his family with apples and who had a very good library.
Alexander provided newspapers (some from New York) to Walter Bruce a man in his 60's (1827) . Walter Bruce had his farm land in hay only, no animals to worry about.

With this deal, Alexander takes possession of a stone farm house and the holdings of Walter Bruce thus assuming the position of an affluent land owner in the Seignory of Foucault -
now known as Caldwell's Manor - in the area bordering Missisquoi Bay. Alexander is an educated man, he enjoys reading and keeps up with the news of the day. This fact influences those around him,
and with this, Alexander's roll of a farmer takes on new standing and he becomes involved in the goings on in the area, both political and administrative.

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Alexander has become more agile, and his farming capabilities are on the increase, we see him winning awards for his produce and animals at the county fairs. His family is growing, another daughter Jane Munro is born in 1829 and is named after Ann's mother. During the next five years Alexander and Ann who are now 38 and 25 enjoy the fruits of this new farm land they have managed to procure. Working hard was some thing Alexander did not want to do in Scotland however since the death of his Father in Sept. of 1827, Alexander could not really count on his two brothers to take pity on him and his woes. He had received part of an inheritance from his father's estate, however as his brothers William and John were the trustees, he was not given a lump sum of money to do with as he wished. Most likley disappointed with this decision Alexander had to content himself with a pension from the money that had been allocated to him.

In 1834 another son was born and named William Marshall. Life appears more structured, more convenient, at the Rouville Agricultural Society fair (Sat Sept.21 1836) Alexander entered some of his animals to be judged and came away with First prize for his 2 year old colt, First prize for his brood sow (pig) .Second prize for his brood mare and Third prize for his 3 year old steer. This same year his third son John is born (1836). We must assume that Alexander had learned from his life experiences at Langhouse, some of the values of farming , otherwise he would not have been able to transfer any experiences to his life now unfolding at Caldwell's Manor in this Canadian wilderness. The Macfie family had now grown and additions were now following Martha born in 1838, Alexander in 1840 , Jessie Thorburn in 1842, Margaret in 1844, and finally James the last child born in 1846.

>During the years 1837 - 1838 while Canada was still under the control of the British, we find that the middle and upper middle class, educated and bourgeois, were having difficulty coming to grips with the ruling parties in England, they felt were not obtaining adequate consideration nor representation in this growing Canadian colony. A similar situation had occurred in 1774- 1776 in the American Colonies the results of which had given birth the the United States of America.

>The English did not want a repeat of the American situation, so in order to snip any rebellious movement in the bud, they increased the number of soldiers in Canada, and went about setting up local Militia who would be faithful servants to the Crown. In Lower Canada what is now Quebec the rebellion took on a more distinct part. The French speaking population had never really considered themselves as being assimilated by the English. Even after the Treaty of Paris 1763 in which the French Colony of Canada was seceded to England those families of French origins who had remained in the colony had been allowed to keep their laws, their language, their religion and many of their customs.

>In Lower Canada the Rebellion developed into more than just a desire to have the British rethink its way of governing this new country, it created a desire to regain a country that had been lost. This uprising even though it was put down and trampled upon, remained implanted in the desire of many a citizen of Quebec right up to today, a desire to have their own country, a country free of the English influence, a country similar to what existed at the time of the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763.

>In 1837 Alexander was appointed Captain of the 3rd Battalion of the County Rouville Militia. Alexander could read and write, he was educated, he was a large land owner having some 200+ acres and he had a horse and musket, he was 44 years of age. Whether or not Alexander saw action against the rebels we do not know. We do have a letter he sent to his sister in Sweden dated May 1838, stating that the Rebels were in possession of house 3/4 miles from their abode. They had at one time been forced to remove themselves from their home, burying the silverware in the back bush, the cattle were marched with them and the hay had to be taken as feed. He also wrote that he had a strong guard of his own company stationed just south of his house which dissuaded the Rebels from encroaching too far.

>Fortunately this commotion did little to prevent Martha ,who was born during these troubled times, to become a strong young lady who produced a large family of her own. In 1837-38 , Alex had wanted to send young Robert off to school in Durham, however the rebellion was obliging his absence from the family. Robert's journey to school had to be put off for a period, as he was needed at home to help when Alex was off with the Militia.

>The Macfie family were pleasently surprised with the visit of cousin William Andrew Macfie and a joyous time was spent showing him around this Canadian enterprise. A year later we find Alexander writing William Andrew to congratulate him on his up coming marriage, Alex writes in his letters that he has read of the death of his old friend John Galt and was very much saddened by it.

>He went on to explain that they had had another child whom they had baptized Martha and that Robert was then off to school some 18 miles away boarding with a Mr. Campbell , a highly talented gentleman from the Paisley (Scotland) area. Alex indicated that it was his intention to send his daughter Mary off to the same school , the superior school being kept by a young man from England. Alex inquired as to who was now living in Langhouse, indicating that not much news was received from his brothers who were now very much concerned with the sugar processing in both Greenock and Leith.

>He mentions that he would welcome any odd and ends that the family might consider sending, as they were missing some of the Scottish treats that they could not obtain here in Canada.

>In 1845 Alexander wrote to his sister Jessie thanking her for her numerous letters, which brought back many memories of his child hood at Langhouse, all of which he read to his family so that they could share some of the wonderful childhood he had experienced. Alexander speaks of smuggling cream, riding a red stick painted for a horse, fishing on the beautiful linns of the Langhouse burn and other innocent amusements he shared with his sister back then. He tells Jessie of his latest born who was named Margaret, stating proudly that he now had a child named for every member of his family.

>The letter explaining that in Canada he was doing the thrashing of the grain with one horse as compared to 8 oxen that were being used in Sweden, and that from 50 to 80 bushels of wheat were thrashed daily. There was a new process being used at this time but he had not tried it because of the cost. It was chiefly wheat that he had sowed in May and would cut in September, it was a wheat called "Black Sea " which had just been introduce in the last years, it was supposed to do well in Canada as it did not rust nor mildew. He goes on to explain that he has excellent fishing and fine land, the fishing taking a back drop to the farming as it required all of his attention. In April of 1845, Alexander had just finished making 102 ( what ever this might be - trees- or gallons - or some kind of measure) to maple sugar. " The land was then clear of snow, but wet to plow it, and the ice on the lake thawed so that a horse team could not go onto it" Alexander writes home.

TO be continued ..................To be continued .........







Robert Macfie -       Mary Andrew
1746-1827             1749- 1815
William Tough - Jane Munro
      1774 - 1855       1777 - 1853

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Alexander Macfie
1789 -1850
Married
April 21 1823
Inverary Scotland
Ann Tough
1802-1890

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Robert Macfie
1824-1896
John Macfie
1826-1826
Mary Macfie
1827-1898
Jane Munro Macfie
1829-1865
Ann Macfie
1831-1832
William Marshall Macfie
1834-1879
John Macfie
1836-1920
Martha Macfie
1838-1905
Alexander Macfie (jr)
1840-1899
Jessie Thorburn Macfie
1842-1920
Margaret Macfie
1844-1901
James Macfie
1846-1906

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Robert was named after his grandfather Robert Macfie of Langhouse
John (1) was named after Alex's favorite brother in Lieth
Mary was named after her grandmother (father's side) Mary Andrew
Jane Munro was named after Ann's mother
William Marshall could have been named after either Ann's father, or Alexander's brother or both the Marshall name perhaps from William's second wife's name Janet Marshall
John (2) ) was named after Alexander's brother in Leith, and to compensate for death of fist John born in Canada
Martha was named after Ann's sister who came to Canada with her and married George Clark
Alexander was named after his father of course
Jessie Thorburn was named after Alexander's favourite sister Jessie who married a Thorburn and who was living in Sweden
Margaret was named after Alexander's older sister who married James Macfie
James was named probably after Margaret's husband
Ann whom we have learned of just lately was name after Alex's sister Ann

( It is funny that Alexander did not name any of his children after his youngest brother Thomas nor did he name any of his children after his dead brother Robert Andrew unless Alexander was expecting more children)

John born  1826 and Ann  are buried in the Brookville cemtery above  the bay near St Sebastien



I N D E X
Robert Macfie
(the father)
Andrew
Alex the boy
1789-1823
Robert Macfie
(the son)
Hawley
Tough
Mary Macfie
South Beech Cemetery
Jane Munro Macfie
Airds
Clarenceville
William Marshall Macfie
Curtis
John Macfie
Townsend
Martha Macfie
Hamilton
Alexander Macfie
Young
Jessie Thorburn Macfie
Boardman
Margaret Macfie
Hatch
Reed
James Macfie
Smith
Garfield

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MACFIE- HAWLEY


Mary Macfie
1827-1898
Married
23 Oct 1848
Caldwell's Manor, Que
Herman Hawley
1824-1876

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Willaim Alexander Hawley
1829-1908
Clesson Hawley
1852-xxxx
Claud Hawley
1852-1918
Marshall Peter Hawley
1855-1924
Melinda Jane Hawley
1859-1950
Allan Clarence Hawley
1862-xxxx

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MACFIE - CURTIS


Willaim Marshall Macfie
1834-1879
Married
30 June 1862
Clarenceville, Que
Harriet Curtis
1838-1886

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Mina Henrietta Macfie
1864-1868
James Alexander Macfie
1865-1905
William Tuttle Macfie
1869-1952





James Alexander Macfie
1865-1905
Married
18 August 1902
Davenport,  Ill

Ada Schwatka Durham
1882-1918

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James Alexander Macfie
1903-1903

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enter>Notices appearing in the Argus , Rock Island newspaper

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Ada remarried

In his youth Latshaw took perilous trips down the Yukon River, and delivered mail by dogsled over a 500-mile Artic Route. His first job in the north was with the Grand Trunk Railway in British Columbia in 1909. He is a cameraman himself and served as a flying photographer with the Air Corps branch of the U.S. Signal Corps during World Ward I.
In Illinois Latshaw married the former Ada  Durham Macfie, niece of Lt. Schwatka.

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 1 Oct 1955

Russell turned 24 in 1910 but so far has not been located in either the U.S. Census for that year or the 1911 Canadian Census. It was probably 1911 or 1912 when Russell married Ada Durham Macfie who in 1910 was enumerated with her parents, Charles and Mary Durham, in Rock Island, Illinois. This census noted that she age 27, widowed, and had born one child who was deceased.

Ada’s first husband was James A. Macfie. Old newspapers articles give some clue as to when she married James. In 1901 she was using the surname Durham and in 1904 she was Mrs. Ada Macfie. The 1907 Rock Island city directory recorded her as a widow living with her father so James probably died in 1905 or 1906. Ada’s child must have been born between 1901 and 1907 and died prior to the enumeration of the 1910 U.S. Census.

It is unknown where Russell and Ada met or were married but it may have been in Rock Island, Illinois where the 1910 U.S. Census enumerated Ada living with her father, Charles Durham. As noted earlier, Russell was not found in the 1910 U.S. census, but by the time of the wedding perhaps Russell worked in the Rock Island area as a photographer, which was his lifelong occupation.

Russell was next located in Idaho where he co-owned the Bowman & Latshaw photography business in Idaho Falls. On June 5, 1917, Russell completed a required WWI Draft Registration Card that he signed with his full name, Russell Jacob Latshaw. He stated he was born on March 1, 1887, in Durand, Wisconsin and was married. His address was 211 E. Water Avenue in Idaho Falls and he described himself as tall, medium build, blue eyes and partially bald.

On July 17, 1918, Ada Durham Macfie Latshaw died in Idaho Falls, Idaho. No record has been found of any children being born to this union. A death notice in a local Idaho Falls newspaper stated that “Mrs. R.J. Latshaw, wife of R.J. Latshaw of the Bowman Studio, passed away at 7’oclock this morning at her home”. A follow-up notice indicated that her body was being returned to Rock Island, Illinois, her childhood home, for burial and that Mr. Latshaw would accompany the body. Another published article on that day was a notice of thanks by Russell Latshaw for the many kindnesses and expressions of sympathy extended during the illness of his wife. The Idaho Death Index recorded her date of birth as November 29, 1884, which is one year later than enumerated for her in the 1910 U.S. Census.





William Tuttle Macfie
1869-1952
Married
29 June 1904
Clarenceville, Que
Mattie Hunter
1879--1973

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Rita Tuttle Macfie
1905-1996 
Marshal Hunter Macfie
1908-1960
Majorie Alexandria Macfie
1911-1924
Norma Margaret Macfie
1913 -1914
Eric Macfie
1916- 1916


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William Tuttle Macfie was Mayor of Clarenceville from 18- to       the family moved to Milton Ont about 1919 where  William worked the Hugh Wilson farm
His Clarenceville homestead was located on Beech South, just below Macfie Road, on the way towards the border crossing
Marshall Hunter was at one time located in Farmingham Mass, residing with his Great Aunt Lilias Macfie - is  buried along with his mother  and  two sisters in Milton Ont

Majorie died in Trafalgar , Ont 1924  she was hit by a CPR Passenger train as she waited to cross the tracks on her way to school

Martha Hunter  , she is buried  in Milton Ont




First Marriage
Rita Tuttle Macfie
1905-1996
Married
01 May 1924
Acton , Ontario

John Fleetham McJannette
1905-1961

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Sherle McJannette
 Betty McJannette
 Mary Lou McJannette

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Records found on the family search site show that these two were married in Ontario    John Fleetham McJannette  was son of  Thomas McJanette and Tara Stephenson ( her mother being  Mary Fleetman)  buried in Milton Ont

Sherle married a Mr Deadly,  and Betty married a Mr Robert Richardson  ( as of records in 1961)  and at that time there were four grandchildren  however the McJannette name was not carried forward ..... 

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Second Marriage

Rita Tuttle Macfie
1905-1996
Married
3rd Oct 1964
Acton , Ontario

Stuart Edward Peacock
1906-xxxx

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MACFIE - TOWNSEND




John Macfie
1836-1920
Married
29 May 1861
Clarenceville, Que
Annie Townsend
1840-1921

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Robert Graham Macfie
1862-1946
Mary Agnes Macfie
1863-1943
Helen Macfie
1865-1865


1870 Census Grand Haven Mi
John Macfie age 34 , dry goods merchant, real estate worth $1,000, personal estate worth $2,200.

1892-1893 Head of Household in Grand Haven
Graham R Macfie - Lumberman
John Macfie - Lumberman
1892-1893 Grand Haven City Business Directory
Boyden ,Charles, Lumberman
Macfie & Son - Lumbermen
Lake Forest Cemetery Mausoleum Grand Haven Township section
Boyden Mausoleum
Charles Boyden buried Aug 26 1901
Baby Macfie child of R G buried Aug 3 1899
Joseph Boyden died Oct 2 1848 age 55 yrs

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Robert Graham Macfie
1862-1946
Married
3 August 1892
Grand Haven Mi. USA
Maud Boyden
1868-1955

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Boyden Macfie
1893-1964
Elizabeth Anne Macfie
1895-1986
John Graham Macfie
1898-1966
David Macfie
1899-1899






Boyden Macfie
1893-1964
Married
Nina Meta Ludewig
1898-1981

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Robert Ludewig Macfie
1924-
Elizabeth Joanne Macfie
  1925-1999
Richard Boyden Macfie
1928-


Robert Ludewig Macfie
1924-
Married
UNKNOWN

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Elizabeth Anne Macfie
1895-1986
Married
25 June 1919
Hebert Kendall Schulz
1893-1975

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John Graham Schulz
1924-
Herbert Kendall Schulz (jr)
1928-1955

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Richard Boyden Macfie
1928-

Married

Alameda Ca 

Lillian Frances Sernach

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Laurie Jane Macfie
1957-
Robert Duncan Macfie
1959-
Andrew Boyden Macfie
1962-

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John Graham Macfie
1898-1966
Married
Katherine Knecht
1899-1963

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Patrica Jane Macfie
1922-
Robert Arthur Macfie
1924-2007
Jane H Macfie Nora K Macfie

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MACFIE- HAMILTON


Martha Macfie
1838-1905
Married
13 May 1861
Clarenceville, Que
Rufus Hamilton
1832-1881

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Emma Louise Hamilton
1862-1944
Hariet Eliza Hamilton
1863-1924
Penelope Thorburn Hamilton
1865-1945
Alexander Hamilton
1867-1937
Robert Hamilton
1869-1940
Donald Munro Hamilton
1871-1897
Ann Macfie Hamilton
1873-
Jessie Graham Hamilton
1876-1956

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MACFIE- YOUNG


Alexander Macfie
1840-1899
Married
14 January 1880
Clarenceville, Que
Sarah Eliza Young
1859-1928

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Alice Robina Macfie
1881-1972
Jessie Young Macfie
1885-1901
Donald Graham Macfie
1887-1966
Anna Mary Macfie
1889-1966
Laura Ellison Macfie
1892-1930
Philip Ransford Macfie
1894-1948
John Macfie
1897-1925
Mildred Beatrice Macfie
1899-







Alice Robina Macfie
1881-1972
Married
19 February 1909
      Clarenceville, Que
Frederick Arnold Wilkes
1885-1945

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Donald Elbridge Wilkes
1909-1970
Marion Wilkes
1915-
Mildred Wilkes
1915-2009


F A Wilkes , Head of Savings and Loan, dies in Plattsburg

Fred A Wilikes, 60 , Plattsburg, executive vice president and treasurer of the Champlain Valley Federal Saving and Loan Association, died at the Physicians Hospital Saturday night shortly after nine o`clock after a short illiness. Funeral services were held at Trinity-Episcopal church Tuesday after noon at three o'clock and the body placed in the vault in Riverside cemetery to await interment in the family plot there in the spring. Mr Wilkes was born in Kansas on January 20, 1885. after acquiring his education in the middle west he became a teacher in commercial subjects and about 920 he beacme associated with the New York State Department of Education. He went to Plattsburg in 1925 a a commercial teacher at Plattsburg State Normal School and remained a a member of the faculty until the school's commercial department was discontinued. Mr Wilkes was one of the organizers of the Champlain Valley Savings and Loan Association , predecessor of the present federal organization and his administrative abilities were a main factor behind development on the bussiness that has grown steadily under his supervision. Mr Wilkes was affiliated with various Masonic bodies and was a member of the Plattsburg Kiwanis Club. He is survived by his widow, nee Alice R Macfie, two daughters, Mrs Marion Freeborn of Plattsburg, and Mrs Robert Tate of Wappinger's Falls N Y . also one son Donald Wilkes of Kingston NY



The Naylor family



Donald Graham Macfie
1887-1966
Married
       Clarenceville, Que
Agnes Amelia Naylor
1896-1942

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Obit Graham

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Laura Ellison Macfie
1892-1930
Married
Clarenceville, Que
Lloyd Herber Bullock
1885-1978

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Irene Maud Bullock
1919-1930
Bruce Lloyd Bullock
1922-

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Mildred Beatrice Macfie
1899-
Married
1918
Clarenceville, Que
Paul Bernhardt
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Mary Bernhardt
Emily Collins Bernhardt
1927-
Pauline Macfie Bernhardt
1931-

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Emily Collins Bernhardt
1927-
Married
John Geddes
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Paul Geddes
1954-
Joan Elizabeth Geddes
1955-
Peter Geddes
1959-

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Pauline Macfie
1931-
Married
6 December 1952
Peckskill, NY
Harold Neubert
1930-

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Linda Dawn Neubert
1953-
Blair Vance Neubert
1956-
Keith Allen Neubert
1960-1975

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Linda Dawn Neubert
1953-
Married
7 April 1979
Las Vegas Ca.
Geary Wayne Cloward (sr)
1951-

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Geary Wayne Cloward (jr)
1979-
Sarah Dawn Cloward
1981-
Lea Renae Cloward
1990-

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Blair Vance Neubert
1956-
Married
17 September 1983
Port Jervis NY
Rita Roach
1960-
v

Diana Marie Neubert
1993-

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Donald Elbridge Wilkes
1909-1970
Married
Sophia Segrim Van Benschoten
1908-2009
v

Robert Macfie Wilkes
1932-
Marjorie Alice Wilkes
1935-
Janice Lynn Wilkes
1947-

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Robert Macfie Wilkes
1932-
Married
June Ware

v
Sharon Lee Wilkes
1961-
Beverly Gay Wilkes
1963-





Sharon Lee Wilkes
1961-
Married
1987
Douglas Kokenge

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Beverly Gay Wilkes
1963-
Married
1985
Thomas Lee Kollman
v

Thomas Jordon Kollman

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Marjorie Alice Wilkes
1935-
Married
13 June 1953
Arlington Va
Richard Graham McNeill
1933-
v

Stephen Richard McNeill
1954-
Timothy John McNeill
1956-
James Benard McNeill
1958-
Paul Daniel McNeill
1961-

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Stephen Richard McNeill
1954-
Married
13 January 1979
Marietta Ga.
Christine Ree Massey

v
Michael Paul McNeill
1980-
Patrick Allen McNeill
1983-
Megan Ashley McNeill
1986-

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Steven McNeill has a more detailed McNeill Family page that might be of interest to you the reader, Steven may be reached at Steven McNeill

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Timothy John McNeill
1956-
Married
25 September 1982
Lawrenceville Ga
Carol Ann Hullender

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Amanda Ann McNeill
1986-

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James Benard McNeill
1958-
Married 1st
6 December 1980
Matietta Ga

Married 2nd
4 May 1985
Decatur Ga


Married 3rd
5 January 1991
Decatur Ga
Karen Stewart
1956-


Cindy Kidd
1962-


Gail Yancey
1953-1991
v

Jason John McNeill
1982-
Nicholas Timothy McNeill
1985-


Paul Daniel McNeill
1961-
Married
13 April 1991
Atlanta Ga.


Married
1997
Dorene Minnich


Amy Lin Hopkins
v

Collen Thomas McNeill
1998-







Janice Lynn Wilkes
1947-
Married
John Edward Hilson
v

Kimbery Ann Hilson
1967-
John Christopher Hilson
1971-





Kimbery Ann Hilson
1967-
Married
Michael Nelson
v

Thomas Michael Nelson
1989-





Marion Wilkes
1915-2011
Married 1st
27 December 1940
Plattsburg NY


Married 2nd
5 August 1950
Plattsburg NY
Henry Freebern
1915-1944


Earl Carpenter
1915-
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Kent Wilkes Freebern -Carpenter
1942-
Mark Carpenter
1951-

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Kent Wilkes Freebern -Carpenter
1942-
Married
1964
Esther Mae Huffman
v

Kent Freebern Carpenter (jr)
1969-

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Mark Carpenter
1951-
Married
1 June 1974
Springfield OH
Linda Rohweder
1952-
v

Laura Carpenter
1977-
Alexander Earl Carpenter
1984-

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MACFIE - BOARDMAN ( click to get to the Boardman family of Henry Clinton)


Jessie Thorburn Macfie
1842-
Married
13 April 1870
Clarenceville Que
Henry Clinton Boardman
1837-1912
v

Evelyn Graham Boardman
1871-1917
Arthur Alexander Boardman
1873-1887
Jessie Eliza Boardman
1875-1876
John Graham Boardman
1877-1878
Harold Clinton Boardman
1884-1947

Henry Boardman and Jessie Macfie, owned a produce business just south of Alburgh Springs . The home and store were located on the left side of the road before you embarked on the bridge taking you across the bottom of Missisquoi Bay towards Swanton VT . The 1881 Canadain census show the Boardman family located in the Cornwall Ont area. Henry's father Claude Samuel 73 years of age in living with them. Harold was of course not born . The census shows everyone being born in the USA with the exception of Jessie , and their family name is at that time recorded as BOURDMAN. Henry is now listed as a farmer.








MACFIE - HATCH
1st Marriage


Margaret Macfie
1844-1901
Married
25 September 1872
Fort Covington NY
Daniel McPherson McCurdy Hatch
1833- 1886


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Fred S Hatch
1873-xxxx
Frederick Thorburn Hatch
1874-1909
Arthur Gerald Hatch
1876-1944
Graham Macfie Hatch
1884-1943

On Daniel' s  burial marker  are the initials D M B H     so perhaps one of our names is incorrect


MACFIE- REED
2 nd Marriage

Margaret Macfie
1844-1901
Married
12 July 1892
Clayton Cornelius Reed
v
No issue






MACFIE - SMITH


1st Marriage


James Macfie
1846-1906
Married
20 March 1870
Trout River NY USA
Agnes Smith
1847-1871
v

Agnes Smith Macfie
1870-1946

Agnes Smith was the youngest daughter of the late Isaac Henry Smith of Fort Covington NY, she died at the early age of 25 years
Dr James Macfie M.D. C.M. of Fort Covington NY married Agnes Smith of Trout River at the residence of the bride's brother M M Smith Esq, of the custom house Trout River, by the Rev D Ross.

Notes culled from the Franklin Gazette , Malone NY

1877 - " The umpire was Dr James Macfie" ( we see here he was a man of the times having knowledge of the game of Baseball)

1879 " At the Democratic caucus which convened atthe office of Wilson & Mears on Saturday evening last Dr James Macfie , A S Creighton and r Degowin were the delegates chosen to attend the county convention, which convenes at Malone to day ." ( we foind here that James was a politiclly involved citizen)

1882 - " Miss Macfie and Miss Hawley of Clarenceville were visiting with Dr. and Mrs James Macfie " ( a family member )

1885 - " The Chair appointed Dr James Macfie of Fort Covington ,Chars A Burke of Malone and Jos Walker ofWestville , a committee on reslutions" ( an involved citizen )

1885 - " Fire at Fort Covington "
On Saturday last, Dr Macfie`s residence at Fort Covington was destroyed by fire. Most of the house hold effects were saved, but the building was atotal loss. The firs is supposed to have been caused by the explosion of a kerosene lamp ( a similar situation was encounded by his father Alexander and his brother Robert) . The doctor had occasion to go up into the attic in the morning , where some of his books were kept, for a book of reference. The room being dark he took a lamp and after procurring the book he carried it down stairs for the purpose of looking it over, leaving the lamp in the room, as he intended to immediately return , but before he did so he recived a call which delayed him a short time and when he went back the lamp had, as he supposed exploded and the smoke was so dense in the room that he could not enter. Nearly everyone was at church at the time and before aid could be summoned the building was past saving. When the alarm was given at the different churches, the peopl ran in a body to the rescue , but as the could not save the Doctor`s reresidence, went to work to save those near. The fire caught on the residences of Mr Chapman and Mr Hollenbeck, but they were saved by the effective work of the citizens. There is a fire engine at Fort Covington, but the hose was found to be worthless and consequently the engine was useless. The doctor has moved in the Anna McDonald's residence. He had an insurance of $1,000 which only partically covers his loss. He has the sympathy of the whole community in his misfortune.

1887- " The DemocraticCounty Convention met, pursuant to call at Howard Opera House, this village, on Tuesday last, for the purpose of nominating a county ticket and choosing delegates to the State, Judicial and Senatorial Conventions. The Convention was called to order by N W Porter, chirman of the Democratic COunty Committee at 2 o`clock p.m. and Dr James Macfie , of Fort Covington was elected temprary chairman, and W S Lawrence of Moria, temporary secretary. Dr Macfie taking the chair made a few happy remarks and the business of the Convention proceeded. ( James was a plesant person)

1887- Coroners - Drs James Macfie and Henry Jordan ( James was a responsible man)

1888- James Macfie was member of the Franklin Co. Medical Society

1888- " The singing of comic sons by Dr James Macfie was enjoyed by all who heard him " ( James was talented and musical as were his sisters)

1890- " In the second district the convention wisley selected Dr James Macfie , a man of wide acquaintance , of large professional experience and a gentleman of culture and education. Dr Macfie , as a physician and citizen of the second comissioner district , needs no futher endorsement here ,and his many years of faithful service in the Democratic party will ensure him the solid support of that party at the polls. ( need there be more said)


The Malone Framer


1905- " Fort Covington - June 2 ...... Dr James Macfie , who left this town about thirteen years ago and has since resided in Fort Mead, Fla, is visiting his daughter Mrs Jos H Fay . Needless to say that the Doctor is receiving a warm welcome from his many old friends"

1926- " Dr W N Macartney , of Fort Covington , wishes to announce his partnership with Dr Bruce T Smith , formerly of Montreal. calls for either physician should be made at Dr Macartney's office Fort Covington N Y phone 38-F2 . Dr Smith is a graduate of McGill University, has subsequently held an appointment for one year in the Montreal General Hospital , is a licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada and the Board of Regents of the State of New York. That he is a relative of Dr Macfie, one of the earlier physicans of Fort Covington, will be of interest to many of the older residents on the district. "


Agnes Smith Macfie
1870-1946
Married
8 March 1892
Madrid NY USA
Joseph Henry  Fay
1846-1932
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Pauline Estelle Fay
1893-1924
Wallace Westgarth Macfie Fay
1896-1976
Muriel Elenor Fay
1898-1978
James Douglas Fay
1900-1939
Ellison Irwin Fay
1902-1984
Marshall Thorburn Fay
1905-2009
Murray Kline Fay
1907-1988
Helen Bevery Fay
1915-

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Joseph H Fay merchant of the firm Fay brothers, married Agnes Macfie, eldest daughter of Dr James Macfie , all of Fort Covington NY, at Madrid NY ( 8 Mar 1892)
Sarah Fay only daughter of Joseph Fay of Fort Covington village NY and wife of James Caul, formerly of Fort Covington died at North Lawrence NY aged 52 years. ( 8 Mar 1894)
Ella Skinner wife of John Fay and daughter of Dr Skinner of Malone NY died at Malone NY aged 50 years. (16 Mar 1894)
Joseph Fay senior died at the village of Fort Covington, age 85 years . ( 6 Jan 1897)
James Fay merchant died at his residence in Fort Covington ages 61 years (7 Jul 1897)



Find a grave info 

Agnes Smith (Macfie) Fay

Birth: 1870 -     Death: 1946

Family links: 
 Parents:
James MacFie (1846 - 1906)

 Spouse:
Joseph Henry Fay (1846 - 1932)

Children:
Pauline Fay Vass (1893 - 1924)
Wallace Macfie Fay (1896 - 1976)
M. Thorburn Fay (1905 - 2009)
Murray Fay (1907 - 1988)

 Sibling:

Laura Macfie Varn (1880 - 1971)


Burial:
South Street Cemetery
Proctor
Rutland County
Vermont, USA 
Created by: Jen Snoots
Record added: Apr 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial

# 89223026

Joseph Henry Fay

Birth: 1870 -     Death: 1946

Family links: 

Spouse:
Agnes Smith Macfie  (1846 - 1932)

Children:
Pauline Fay Vass (1893 - 1924)
Wallace Macfie Fay (1896 - 1976)
M. Thorburn Fay (1905 - 2009)
Murray Fay (1907 - 1988)




Burial:
South Street Cemetery
Proctor
Rutland County
Vermont, USA 
Created by: Jen Snoots
Record added: Apr 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial

#89222980



MACFIE - GARFIELD

2nd Marriage

James Macfie
1846-1906
Married
8 Oct 1873
Fort Covington NY USA
Mary Catherine Garfield
1847-1896

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Mary Parkhurst Macfie
1874-1878
Ann Thorburn Macfie
1876-1882
Jessie Graham Macfie
1877-1878
Laura Josephine Macfie
1880-1901

James Macfie M.D. married Catherine Garfield all of Fort Covington at Fort Covington NY by Rev Donald Ross. ( 8 0ct 1873)
Kittie Garfield , wife of Dr James Macfie died at Avon Park, DeSota County , Florida of pneumonia age 49. They left Fort Covington NY in 1892 for Denver Co. ( 23 Aug 1896)
Mary Parkhurst Macfie daughter of Dr Macfie died at fort Covington NY aged 11 months 9 days ( 4Sept 1875)
Annie Macfie second daughter of Dr James Macfie died at Fort Covington NY aged 5 year, 9 months of diphtheria ( 19 Jan 1882)




Laura Josephine Macfie
1880-1971
Married
12 September 1901
Fort Covington NY USA

Kline O Varn

1881-1947 


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Mary Lois Varn
1906-
Myron Macfie Varn
1908-1979
Stewart Warden Varn
1911-
Janet Caroline Varn
1920-

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Family ties






Fay family ties

Pauline Estelle Fay
1893-1924
Married
2 June 1920
Charles Alexander Vass
v

David Thorburn Vass
1922-
Martha Ellison Vass
1924-





Wallace Westgarth Macfie Fay
1896-1976
Married
20 December 1924
Margaret Harmon
1878-1970
v

Ian Harmon Fay
1926-2009
Colin Macfie Fay
1930-2000
Shelia Thomas Fay
1932-2009




Ian Harmon Fay
1926-2009

Married

July 29 1951

Shelburne Ma 

Loretta Largerburg

1932-2001 


v
William Wallace Fay
1952-1966
Stephen Thomas Fay
1954-





Colin Macfie Fay
1930-2000

Married

Sept 5 ,1964

Proctor Vt 

Evelyn Brown

1929 -xxxx

v


Richard Bruce Fay
1952-
Colin Macfie Fay (jr)
1954-
Margaret Lynn Fay
1955-

Bunny Fay
1956-1956 

Mary lou Fay
1958-1958 





Muriel Eleanor Fay
1898-1978
Married
15 September 1919
Willis Paul Russell

v
Willis Ian Russell
1920-




James Douglas Fay
1900-1939
Married
1936

Claire Williams

xxxx-1949 





Ellison Irwin Fay
1902-1984
Married
30 June 1926
Reginald Hawkins
1905-1981
v

Fay Louise Hawkins
1928-





Fay Louise Hawkins
1928-
Married
Marvin Briggs





Marshall Thorburn Fay
1905-1998
Married
19 July 1930

Bernice Morse

1905-2009 


v
Marshall Thorburn Fay (jr)
1935-
John Morse Fay
1937-
Ronald Lyle Fay
1939-





Ronald Lyle Fay
1939-
Married
30 August 1963
Ann S Parker
1942-
v

Elizabeth Westgarth Fay
1964-
Courtney Morse Fay
1966-
Jarrod Macfie Fay
1969-





Jarrod Macfie Fay
1969-
Married
Sara
v

Ian D Fay





Murray Kline Fay
1907-1988
Married
1929

Inez E Freden

1906-1994 

v

Gareth Murray Fay
1933-2008





Helen Beverly Fay
1915-
Married
1936
Donald Amos Howard
v

Bruce Donald Howard
1938-
Sandra Fay Howard
1941-
Nanci Lee Howard
1941-

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Varn family ties


Mary Lois Varn
1906-
Married
Mason Edward Turner
v

Laura Harione Turner
1940-
Mason Edward Turner (jr)
1942-





Myron Macfie Varn
1908-1979
Married

Jean Powers Farrabee

1911-2009 

v

Samuel Farrabee Varn
1933-
Stephanie Varn
1936-
Myron Macfie Varn (jr)
1941-2003

Robert Stewart Varn
1955-2012

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Stewart Warden Varn
1911-xxxx
Married
Virginia Bardsley
xxxx-xxxx
v

Virginia Bardley Varn
1947-





Janet Caroline Varn
1920-
Married
William Joseph Loadholtes

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William Joseph Loadholtes (jr)
1948-
Mary Mell Loadholtes
1950-
Janet Lenore Loadholtes
1954-

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Hatch family ties


Frederick Thorburn Hatch
1874-1909
Married
Alice Pattee
v

Dorothy Macfie Hatch
1898-
Ruth Evelyn Hatch
1904-





Arthur Greald Hatch
1876-1944
Married
Clara Long Murray
1883-
v

Margaret Macfie Hatch
1910-




Margaret Macfie Hatch
1910-
Married
Archa Andrew Adamson
v

Nancy Clair Hatch Adamson
1937-




Nancy Clair Hatch Adamson
1937-
Married
Jack Yeaste

v
Son Yeaste
Daughter Yeaste




1st Marriage

Graham Macfie Hatch
1885-1947
Married
Laura Virginia Conley

v
Graham Macfie Hatch (jr)
1909-1944
Mary McCardy Hatch
1910-
Donald Wentling Hatch
1910-

2nd Marriage

Graham Macfie Hatch
1885-1947
Married
Nettie Thielemann
1885-1940

v
Faliticus Hatch
1916-2010
Margaret Hatch
1920-2010

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Faliticus Hatch
1916-2010
Married 1st


Married 2nd
Wiley Woodrow Walters (sr)


Robert McMurray
v

Peggie Anne Walters
1945-
Wiley Woodrow Walters(jr)
1945-
Martha Jane McMurray





Peggie Anne Walters
1945-
Married
Richard Rodrigrez
v

Shalom Rodrigrez
Natan Rodrigrez





Wiley Woodrow Walters (jr)
1945-
Married
Brenda Johnson
1949-1986
v

Dawn Alene Walters
1970-
Misty Lynne Walters
1971-
Wiley Woodrow Walters III
1973-
Aurora Lea Walters
1975-
Jared Monroe Walters
1977-
April Christine Walters
1979-1986

Wiley Walters has a more detailed Walters Family page that might be of interest to you, the reader, Wiley may be reached at Wiley Walters (jr)  ( of contact him via Wikitree)




Misty Lynne Walters
1971-
Married
Robert Clark Bliss
1966-
v

Robert Jacob Bliss
1996-
Audrey Marie Bliss
1998-




Wiley Woodrow Walters III
1971-
Married
Ericka Sanford





Jared Monroe Walters
1977-
Married
Mellisa Hughes






Martha Jane McMurray
Married
Steven Duneck
v

Steven Dunek(jr)








Margaret Hatch
1920-2010
Married
Russell M Slot (jr)

v
Russell M Slot III
1952-





Russell M Slot III
1952-
Married
Leslie Unknown




Boardman family ties

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Evelyn Graham Boardman
1871-1917
Married
4 May 1905
Alburg East VT

Allanson Kilburn Story

1838-1915






Harold Clinton Boardman (sr)
1884-1947
Married
11 November 1912

Imelda Martha Le Clair
1888-1974

v

Arthur Graham Boardman
1913-2003
Donald Winston Boardman
1915-
Evelyn Geraldine Boardman
1916-1998
Clara Ella Boardman
1918-
Harold Clinton Boardman(jr)
1923-

Imelda Le Claire is buried in Woonsocket  R I along with her daughter. Geraldine  in the Valois  family plot





Arthur Graham Boardman
1913-2003
Married

Alice M Fitzgerald
xxxx-2014


v
Marcia Louise Boardman
Geofrey Smith Boardman
Richard G W Boardman
Arthur Boardman
Barbara Boardman
Deborah Boardman

At his death we find Arthur Graham Boardman living in Marblehead Ma

Alice Fitzgerald




Evelyn Geraldine Boardman
1916-1998
Married
Robert McGowan

v

Claire Alice McGowan
1942-
Robert Arthur McGowan
1943-
Eleen Martha McGowan
1946-
Paul Donald McGowan
1947-

Geraldine is buried in Woonsocket RI along side her mother in the Valois family plot 





Harold Clinton Boardman (jr)
1923-
Married
Claire Rodell
v

Nancy Karson Boardman
1950-





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