Some Descendants of Thomas Brown - aqw236.htm

Some Descendants of Thomas BROWN & his sons, Thomas, John & Eleazer, of Stonington, Conn.

Tenth Generation

(Continued)


11042. Francis Albert HOLDRIDGE [scrapbook] (William Leeds HOLDRIDGE , Joseph Enos HOLDRIDGE , Randall HOLDRIDGE , Hannah BROWN , Nathaniel , Temperance , Eleazer , Eleazer , Thomas ) was born 30 Jun 1923 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 19 Nov 1988 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in Lambtown Cemetery, Ledyard, New London Co., Connecticut.

Francis Albert was born in Old Mystic, Conn., he attended schools in Stonington. During World War II, he worked for Henry Darling of Colchester, farming. After the war he came home where he married Caroline Elizabeth, daughter of Carl Lewis and Christine Elizabeth (Williams) Shafer of Gales Ferry, Conn. He did various jobs: farming, carpentry and worked for the Mystic Oral School until he retired. He and his wife are active members at the Old Mystic Baptist Church. We look up to these folds with a lot of love.

F.A. HOLDRIDGE - NOV. 20, 1988.
    STONINGTON - F. A. "Sam" Holdridge, 65, of Wheeler Road was pronounced dead on arrival at the Pequot Treatment Center in Groton after being stricken in Mystic.
    He had resided in Old Mystic most of his life. He was born in Old Mystic Jun 30, 1923, the son of William L. and Mary E. Gray Holdridge.
    He was married to the former Caroline E. Shafer in Groton on Nov. 3, 1945.
She survives her husband.
    Mr. Holdridge was a farmer most of his life. He had worked at Wychwood Farms in North Stonington for over 25 years. He had a lifelong interest in agriculture.
    In 1985, he retired from the maintenance department of the former Mystic Oral School.
    Mr. Holdridge was a member of the Old Mystic Baptist Church and served on the church's building committee. He was active for many years with the 4-H Club of North Stonington and served as vice president of the Lambtown Cemetery Association in Ledyard.
    Besides his wife he is survived by four sons: Samuel L. of Old Mystic, James F. of North Stonington, Carl N. of Stonington and David G. Holdridge of Groton; one daughter, Mary E. Sepowitz of Old Mystic; two brothers, william L. of Sterling, Mass., and Henry W. Holdridge of Morano Valley, Calif.; four sisters, Phronsie H. Wheeler of Mystic, Etta O. Bennett of Stonington, Melissa Hildebrand of Old Mystic and Lois St. Pierre of Jewett City, nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
    A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Old Mystic Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Lambtown Cemetery, Ledyard. There are no visiting hours.
    Gifts in Mr. Holdridge's memory may be made to the Old Mystic Baptist Church building fund.
    Church & Allen Dinoto Funeral Home, 17 Pearl St., Mystic, is in charge of arrangements.

Francis married Carolyn Elizabeth SHAFER [scrapbook], daughter of Carl Lewis SHAFER and Christine Elizabeth WILLIAMS, on 3 Nov 1945 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. Carolyn was born 13 Mar 1927 in Gales Ferry, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 1997 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in Lambtown Cemetery, Ledyard, New London Co., Connecticut.

CAROLINE WILLIAMS
    Stonington -- Caroline Elizabeth Shafer Holdridge Williams, 70, of 599 Wheeler Road, died Wednesday at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
    Mrs. Williams was born on March 13, 1927, in Groton, the daughter of Carl Louis and Christine Elizabeth Williams Shafer.
    Raised in Groton, she attended the local schools. She was a long time resident of Stonington and was empolyed as a nursing assistant at local nursing homes.
    She was an active member of The Old Mystic Baptist Church, where she served on the Board of Deacons, the Wightman Fellowship Committee and helped organize church suppers. She spent time in Florida and enjoyed camping, bingo, needlework and quilting.
    Besides her husband, Mrs. Williams is survived by a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Sepowitz of Old Mystic, four sons, Samual Leeds Holdridge of Olde Mystic, James Francis Holdridge of North Stonington, Carl Nelson Holdridge of Stonington and David George Holdridge of Pawcatuck; a stepdaughter, Gloria Gail Hanczar of Lebanon, a stepson, Thomas Denison Williams of Old Mystic; two brothers, Francis Henry Shafer of Suther, Ore. and Philip Franklin Shafer of Plainfield; two sisters Lillian Emerline Miner of Mystic and Marilyn Matilda Burchfield of Blainsville, and 16 grandchildren.

They had the following children:

  11438 M i
Rae Lynn HOLDRIDGE [scrapbook] was born 9 Oct 1946. He died 22 Aug 1947.
+ 11439 F ii Mary Elizabeth HOLDRIDGE
+ 11440 M iii Samuel Leeds HOLDRIDGE
+ 11441 M iv James Francis HOLDRIDGE
  11442 M v Carl Nelson HOLDRIDGE
+ 11443 M vi David George HOLDRIDGE

11043. Henry Wynfield HOLDRIDGE [scrapbook] (William Leeds HOLDRIDGE , Joseph Enos HOLDRIDGE , Randall HOLDRIDGE , Hannah BROWN , Nathaniel , Temperance , Eleazer , Eleazer , Thomas ) was born 18 Sep 1925 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 19 May 1994 in Mesa, Arkansas and was buried 23 May 1994 in Veterans Cemetery, Phoenix, Arkansas.

THE WHITE ROSE on the pulpit Sunday honored the memory of Henry Holdridge, Sr., who died suddenly at his son's home in Arizona on May 19th. A graveside service was held in Arizona on Monday, May 23rd. The family has requested that gifts in his memory be given to this church. Mr. Holdridge worked here many years with brother, Sam, when the Office Wing was being built, and was a good friend to all of us in the church. He had planned to be here in June, and we will miss him very much. Our prayers and deepest sympathies are with all of the family during this time of sorrow. May all God's peace and comfort be theirs.

HENRY HOLDRIDGE
    Mystic -- Henry Holdridge, Sr., 68, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Old Mystic, died Thrusday at Valley Lutheran Hospital, Mesa.
    He was born Sept. 18, 1925 in Old Mystic, son of William Leeds and Mary Holdridge.
    He was a retired mechanic.
    He is survived by his previous wife, Dorothy Holdridge of Stonington; one daughter Deborah Henning of Hampton, Va.; one son Henry W. Holdridge of Mesa; one brother, William W. Holdridge of Sterling, Mass.; and three sisters, Delia Bennett of Stonington, Mellissa Hildebrand of Old Mystic and Lois St. Pierre of Plainfield.
    He is predeceased by two brothers, Joseph and Francis "Sam" Holdridge, and a sister, Phronsie Wheeler.
    The funeral was held Monday in Phoenix, Arx. Burial was in the Veterans Cemetery, Phoenix, Melcher Mortuary, Mesa, was in charge of arrangements.

Henry married Dorothy Janette MELLOW

They had the following children:

+ 11444 F i Deborah Lynn HOLDRIDGE
+ 11445 M ii Henry Wynfield HOLDRIDGE Jr.

11044. Lois May HOLDRIDGE (William Leeds HOLDRIDGE , Joseph Enos HOLDRIDGE , Randall HOLDRIDGE , Hannah BROWN , Nathaniel , Temperance , Eleazer , Eleazer , Thomas )

Lois married (1) Clarence Kenneth HOLT

They had the following children:

+ 11446 M i Kenneth Merrill HOLT was born 27 Jun 1948 and died 7 Jul 1973.

Lois also married (2) Carl Edwin NOREN

They had the following children:

+ 11447 M ii Carl Edwin NOREN Jr. was born 23 Jan 1955 and died 19 Jun 1997.

Lois also married (3) Edwin Joseph ST. PIERRE

11052. Margaret Irene WILLIAMS "Lottie" (Sarah Estella HOLDRIDGE , James Nelson HOLDRIDGE , Randall HOLDRIDGE , Hannah BROWN , Nathaniel , Temperance , Eleazer , Eleazer , Thomas ) was born 2 Sep 1917 in Ledyard, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 6 Dec 1987 in Wauchula, Leon Co., Florida.

1920 CENSUS - LEDYARD, NEW LONDON CO., CONN. 10 Jan 1920, by Samuel E. Holdridge, page 222b, Dwelling #213, Family #222.
WILLIAMS, Margaret I., daughter, F, W, 2, S, no read, no write, CT, CT, CT, no, none.

Researching this line is Sarah Rummans at SRummans@aol.com

Lottie married Edward Marshall PEARCE Sr.

They had the following children:

+ 11448 M i Edward Marshall PEARCE Jr.
+ 11449 F ii Sandra Estella PEARCE
  11450 M iii Brian Cecil PEARCE
        Brian married Judith Ann HARDY

11055. Ora Belle HOLDRIDGE (Samuel Archie HOLDRIDGE , Samuel Eneas HOLDRIDGE , Daniel HOLDRIDGE , Hannah BROWN , Nathaniel , Temperance , Eleazer , Eleazer , Thomas )

Ora married Charles Russell BARNETT Jr.

They had the following children:

  11451 M i Steven Russell BARNETT
  11452 M ii Jeffrey Charles BARNETT
  11453 F iii Julie Ann BARNETT
  11454 F iv Cynthia BARNETT
  11455 F v Ellen Holdridge BARNETT

11056. Samuel Wesley HOLDRIDGE (Samuel Archie HOLDRIDGE , Samuel Eneas HOLDRIDGE , Daniel HOLDRIDGE , Hannah BROWN , Nathaniel , Temperance , Eleazer , Eleazer , Thomas )

Samuel married (1) Carolyn DOWNS

They had the following children:

  11456 M i Donald Wesley HOLDRIDGE
  11457 F ii Jean Marie HOLDRIDGE
  11458 F iii Peggy Jane HOLDRIDGE
  11459 F iv Linda Glenn HOLDRIDGE

Samuel also married (2) Diane FRAHER

11057. Dale Holmes HOLDRIDGE (Samuel Archie HOLDRIDGE , Samuel Eneas HOLDRIDGE , Daniel HOLDRIDGE , Hannah BROWN , Nathaniel , Temperance , Eleazer , Eleazer , Thomas )

Dale married Patricia Margaret MITCHELL

They had the following children:

  11460 M i Michael Dale HOLDRIDGE

11070. Elizabeth E. WILCOX (Charles WILLCOX , Raymond WILLCOX , Robert WILLCOX , Deborah BROWN , Nathaniel , Temperance , Eleazer , Eleazer , Thomas )

Elizabeth married Louis Marvin GARDNER, son of Louis B. GARDNER and Edith L. CHAPMAN, on 15 Jul 1934 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. Louis was born 16 Dec 1913 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 24 Mar 1991 in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island.

LOUIS M. GARDNER SR.
    Louis Marvin Gardner, 77, of Norwich-Westerly Road, Route 2, North Stonington, died Sunday, March 24, 1991, at The Westerly Hospital.
    Mr. Gardner was born in Groton, Dec. 16, 1913, the son of the late Louis B. and Edith L. (Chapman) Gardner.
    He married Elizabeth E. Willcox on July 15, 1934, in Groton.
    Mr. Gradner worked for Electric Boat for more than 30 years. He retired in 1979 as an inspector in the inside machine department.
    He was a life member of the Center Groton Fire Company and a member of both the Magnum Rifle Club in Waterford and the National Rifle Association.
    Besides his wife, he leaves three sons, Louis M. Gardner, Jr. of Ledyard, Benjamin H. Gardner of Gales Ferry, Conn., and John R. Gardner of North Stonington; three daughters, Mary E. Avery of Ledyard, Judith A. McNally of Liberty, Maine and Janet L. Allard of North Stonington; on sister, Marjorie G. Clark of Nianitic, conn.; 23 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Byles-Groton Memorial Home, 310 Thames St., Groton. Burial will be in Starr Hill Cemetery, Groton. Visiting hours are this evening from 7 to 9 p.m.

Louis and Elizabeth had the following children:

  11461 M i Louis Marvin GARDNER
  11462 M ii Benjamin H. GARDNER
  11463 M iii John R. GARDNER
  11464 F iv Mary E. GARDNER
        Mary married Elmer AVERY
  11465 F v Judith A. GARDNER
        Judith married Mr. MC NALLY
  11466 F vi Janet L. GARDNER
        Janet married (1) Mr. ALLARD
        Janet also married (2) Mr. HAGEN

11071. Ernestine May WILLCOX (Ray Earnest WILLCOX , Raymond WILLCOX , Robert WILLCOX , Deborah BROWN , Nathaniel , Temperance , Eleazer , Eleazer , Thomas )

Ernestine married Cephus ROBBINS

They had the following children:

  11467 M i Cephus ROBBINS Jr.
  11468 F ii Annis ROBBINS

11072. Minnie WILLCOX (Ray Earnest WILLCOX , Raymond WILLCOX , Robert WILLCOX , Deborah BROWN , Nathaniel , Temperance , Eleazer , Eleazer , Thomas )

Minnie married (1) Ransford Lewis COLLINS

They had the following children:

+ 11469 M i Ransford Lewis COLLINS is printed as #11202.
+ 11470 F ii Carol COLLINS is printed as #11203.

Minnie also married (2) Richard PERKINS

11073. Sadie Avis WILLCOX [scrapbook] (Ray Earnest WILLCOX , Raymond WILLCOX , Robert WILLCOX , Deborah BROWN , Nathaniel , Temperance , Eleazer , Eleazer , Thomas ) was born 5 Jun 1924 in Ledyard, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 16 Apr 1992 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut.

Sadie married (1) George Francis GREENE Jr. [scrapbook], son of Claude George Francis GREENE and Henrietta F. ROWLEY, on 20 Jul 1942 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. George was born 5 Sep 1919 in East Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 6 Oct 1960 in Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut.

They had the following children:

+ 11471 M i George Francis GREENE III
+ 11472 M ii Noyes Palmer GREENE
  11473 M iii Tom Allen GREENE
        Tom married Mary BOGUE
+ 11474 M iv Ray Louis GREENE
  11475 M v Robert Boye GREENE
        Robert married Emma EVANS
+ 11476 F vi Sadie Loise GREENE

Sadie also married (2) Kenneth WRIGHT

They had the following children:

  11477 F vii Ginger Mary WRIGHT
        Ginger married (1) Christopher DUTTON
        Ginger also married (2) John MOLONSON
  11478 F viii Cindy May WRIGHT

11074. Ray Earnest WILLCOX Jr. (Ray Earnest WILLCOX , Raymond WILLCOX , Robert WILLCOX , Deborah BROWN , Nathaniel , Temperance , Eleazer , Eleazer , Thomas )

Ray married Darlene Dolly MINER

They had the following children:

  11479 M i Ray Earnest WILCOX Jr.
  11480 F ii Darlene WILCOX
  11481 F iii Lois WILCOX
  11482 F iv Cathy WILCOX
  11483 M v Todd WILCOX

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