Walter Frank Colby

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Personal and Family Information

Walter was born on 14 AUG 1898 in Locke, Cayuga County, New York, the son of Watson Whittlesay Colby and Ada L Mosher.

He died on 10 SEP 1985 in Diamond Springs, El Dorado County, California.

He had two marriages/partners. His first wife was Ruth Esther Butterworth, who he married on 3 MAR 1918 in Oswego, Tioga County, New York. Their seven known children were Mildred Geraldine (1920-1992), Marie Louise (1922-c2004), Robert Myron (1925-1988), Daniel David (1927-1966), Wesley Eugene (1929-1984), John Mark (1932-c1995) and Lorrin Phillip (Private) (1942-?).

His second wife was Julia C Elliott, who he married in ABT 1973. The place has not been found. They had no known children.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

Walter Frank Colby
(1898-1985)

 

Watson Whittlesay Colby
(1878-1935)

 

Frank E. Colby
(1854-1918)

 

Lucius H Colby
(1814-1894)

+
   

Rosetta F Perkins
(c1814-1891)

 
   

Estella Marie Hinman
(1860-1879)

 

Milo Hinman
(1815-1905)

+
   

Ruth
(1820-1901)

 
   

Ada L Mosher
(c1879-c1906)

 

Stephen D Mosher
(c1853-?)

   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Fannie
(c1853-?)

   
 
 
     
 
 

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Birth14 AUG 1898
Place: Locke, Cayuga County, New York
Death10 SEP 1985
Place: Diamond Springs, El Dorado County, California
Burial16 SEP 1985
Place: Valley View Cemetery, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas

Attributes

AttributeDateDescriptionDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Occupationbarber

Notes

Note 1

!Notes: Born near Johnson City, in Owego, New York. Had 7 children. Had a vault of family heirlooms, including an old, pre-print Bible. It was a great big, heavy book with a snap, done in beautiful handwitten script, and seen by many of his grandchildren. Walter Frank's second wife Julia is said to have insisted on selling many of the heirlooms. She apparently wanted to donate the Bible to a museum. Walter Frank and Julia lived in Diamond Springs, California at Walter Frank's death. She has since moved to Lawrence, Kansas. She is said to still have the Bible in her possession, although it has not been seen since Walter Frank's death. His body was brought back to Kansas for burial.

!Source: 1920 United States Federal Census

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enumerated 16 Jan 1920

Name: William Butterworth

Age: 53 years

Estimated birth year: abt 1867

Birthplace: Pennsylvania

Race: White

Home in 1920: Chicago Ward 21, Cook , Illinois

Home owned: Rent

Sex: Male

Marital status: Married

Relation to Head of House: Head

Able to read: Yes

Able to Write: Yes

Mother's Birth Place: England

Father's Birth Place: England

Image: 650

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Butterworth, William, Head, age 53, born Pennsylvania, parents born England, Miller of Flour

-,Cora, wife, age 53, born Ohio, parents born Ohio, home maker

-, Bernice, daughter, age 18, born Kansas, mail clerk

Colbye, Walter, son-in-law, age 24, born New York, parents born New York, farm hand

-,Ruth E, Daughter, age 21, born Kansas, none

Balwin, Albert A, Roomer, age 20, born Kansas

1930 United States Federal Census

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enumerated 10 Apr 1930

Name: Walter F Colby

Age: 31

Estimated birth year: abt 1899

Birthplace: New York

Relation to head-of-house: Head

Spouse's Name: Ruth Colby

Race: White

Home in 1930: Rocky Ford, Otero, Colorado

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Colby, Walter F, head, age 31, age at 1st marriage 20, born New York, parents born New York, occupation barber

-, Ruth, wife, age 31, age at 1st marriage 20, born Kansas, father born Ohio, mother born Pennsylvania

-,Geraldine, daughter, age 9, born Kansas

-,Marie, daughter, age 8, born Kansas

-,Robert, son, age 5, born Colorado

-,Daniel, son, age 3-11/12, born Colorado

-,Wesley, son, age 9/12

Denning, Bernice, sister-in-law, age 28, age at marriage 20, born Kansas, father born Ohio, mother born Pennsylvania

-,Dorothy, niece, age 6, born Kansas, father born Michigan, mother born Kansas

-,Maxine,niece, age 2-6/12, born Kansas, father born Michigan, mother born Kansas

!Source:California Death Index, 1940-1997 http://www.ancestry.com

Name: COLBY, WALTER FRANK

Social Security #: 511076939

Sex: MALE

Birth Date: 14 Aug 1898

Birthplace: NEW YORK

Death Date: 10 Sep 1985

Death Place: EL DORADO

!Source: Social Security Death Index

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Name: Walter Colby

SSN: 511-07-6939

Last Residence: 95619 Diamond Springs, El Dorado, California, United States of America

Born: 14 Aug 1898

Last Benefit: 95619 Diamond Springs, El Dorado, California, United States of America

Died: Sep 1985

State SSN issued: Kansas

!Source: Possible match. American Soldiers of World War I. Soldiers of the Great War Volume 2.

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There is a listing of “Colby, Frank, Broklyn” under New York Privates.

!Source: World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

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Name: Walter Frank Colby

City: actually says: Owego, Tioga, NY

County: Tioga

State: New York

Birth Date: 14 Aug 1898

Race: White

Roll: 1819047

DraftBoard: 0

Occupation: Farmer

Nearest Relative: Ruth E Colby

Medium height & build, light blue eyes, light brown hair.

!Source: Lorrin Philip Colby Junior http://geocities.com/lcolbyjr/family/ Provided burial information.

!Source: http://www.hinmanfamily.com/ The Hinman Family Association.