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Almira D. COLBY was born in 1837 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in 1850 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother) She died on 3 JAN 1858 at Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Parents: Chellis F. COLBY and Olive P. CHENEY.


Almira Elizabeth COLBY was born in 1874 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. She appeared in the census on 14 JUN 1880 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. (living at home with mother and father.) Parents: George James COLBY and Mary Ann THOMPSON.


Almira F. COLBY was born in 1857 in Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 23 JUL 1870 in Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She died on 18 AUG 1905 at Hill, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
Date of Death: August 18, 1905
Name and Surname of deceased: Myra F. Keniston
Age year/months/day: 48/6/0
Place of birth: Franklin
Sex: F
Color: White
(S)ingle (M)arried or (W)idowed: M
Occupation: Housewife
Place of birth of Father: Franklin
Place of birth of Mother: Bethlehem
Name of Father: Albert Colby
Maiden name of Mother: Phebe Eaton
Cause of Death: Carcinoma

Parents: Albert COLBY and Phebe E. EATON.

Spouse: George William KENISTON. George William KENISTON and Almira F. COLBY were married on 15 JUN 1878 in Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.


Almira H. COLBY was born in 1831 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. She died on 10 JAN 1884 at Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine. Parents: William G. COLBY and Pamelia PLUMMER.

Spouse: Levi OLIVER. Levi OLIVER and Almira H. COLBY were married on 24 DEC 1855 in Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine. Children were: Albertina OLIVER, Leona OLIVER.


Almira J. COLBY was born on 13 AUG 1830 in Holland, Erie County, New York. She died on 28 OCT 1870 at Forest Prairie, Meeker County, Minnesota. Parents: John Benjamin COLBY and Dolly DAVIS.

Spouse: Lyman S. RYNOLDS. Lyman S. RYNOLDS and Almira J. COLBY were married about 1850.


Almira Jane COLBY was born on 26 OCT 1868 in Casnovia, Ottawa County, Michigan.
Name: Elvira J. Colby
Birthdate: 26 Oct 1868
Birthplace: Casnovia, Muskegon, Michigan
Gender: Female
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Father's name: Philander Colby
Father's birthplace: Maine
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Mother's name: Mary Colby
Mother's birthplace: Maine
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Film number: 2297922
Digital GS number: 4206206
Image number: 176
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Reference number: item 1 p 192 rn 377
Collection: Michigan Births 1867-1902

She appeared in the census in 1870 in Casnovia, Muskegon County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Philander Moore COLBY and Mary Ann HOLDEN.


Almira Moore COLBY was born on 2 AUG 1844 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine. She appeared in the census in 1850 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine. (living at home with father.) She died about 1859 at Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine. Parents: Joseph COLBY and Olive STINSON.


Almira Robinson COLBY was born on 22 APR 1806 in Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. She died on 9 SEP 1862 at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. SOURCES: (1) "History of Sanbornton, New Hampshire" Vol II.-Genealogies, by Rev. M. T. Runnels, 1881; (2) Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Newburyport, marriage; (3) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Levi COLBY and Sally ROBINSON.

Spouse: Benjamin LUNT. Benjamin LUNT and Almira Robinson COLBY were married on 22 DEC 1830 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Edward Johnson LUNT, Almira Nelson LUNT, Francis Colby LUNT, Sarah Jane LUNT, Charles H. LUNT.


Photo Almira W. "Myra" COLBY was born on 12 FEB 1831 in Manchester, Bennington County, Vermont. She appeared in the census on 28 SEP 1850 in Schaumburg, Cook County, Illinois. (living at home with father and mother) She appeared in the census on 19 JUL 1860 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. She appeared in the census on 17 JUN 1870 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. She died on 14 FEB 1894 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. She was also known as Myra Colby.
The 20th Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol.1, p.385
BRADWELL, Myra (Colby), lawyer, was born in Manchester, Vt., Feb. 12, 1831, daughter of Eben and Abigail (Willey) Colby. Her childhood was passed in Western New York, whence, in 1843, her parents removed to Schaumburg, a town near Chicago. Her education was acquired at a seminary in Elgin, where she later became an instructor, afterward teaching in Cook, Kane, and Lake counties, Illinois, and in private and public schools in Memphis, Tenn. In 1852 she was married to James B. Bradwell, a Chicago lawyer, and studied law under the instruction of her husband. In 1858 she was refused admission to the bar, on the ground of her being a woman. The case was carried to the supreme court of the United States with the same result. Twenty years later she received, without renewed request, a license to practise in Illinois. In 1868 she began the publication of the Chicago Legal News, which she continued to conduct, up to the time of her death. Mrs. Bradwell was actively interested in philanthropic work, being one of the founders of the Illinois industrial school for girls, and devoting much time to private charities. She was a member of the woman's branch of the Illinois centennial association, vice-president of the first woman suffrage convention in Chicago, a member of the board of lady managers of the World's Columbian exposition at Chicago in 1893, and chairman of the committee on law reform of its auxiliary congress. She was the first woman member of the Illinois state bar association, and the first woman in the United States to apply for admission to the bar. In 1894 the Chicago board of education named one of its public schools the Myra Bradwell school in her honor, the dedicatory exercises being held June 27, 1895. She died in Chicago, Ill., Feb. 14, 1894.
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MYRA BRADWELL. In these latter days of the century, a century which has done more for women than any other in the history of the world, it is interesting to record the life of a citizen of Chicago of national reputation, who wrought earnestly, wisely and successfully for woman’s advancement.

To follow in a pathway which has been made for one is easy. To be an original and practical leader, clearing the way for others to come, is a difficult undertaking. Such a leader was Myra Bradwell, one of the pioneers in the movements to give woman equal rights before the law and equal opportunities to labor in all avocations.

Myra Bradwell was born in Manchester, Vermont, February 12, 1831. In infancy she was taken to Portage, New York, where she remained until her twelfth year, when she came West with her father's family. In the warp of her nature was woven the woof of that sterling New England character which has made such an impress on our national life. On her father’s side she was descended from a family which numbers many noble men, philanthropists, eminent divines and noted statesmen. Her father, Eben Colby, was the son of John Colby, a Baptist minister of New Hampshire. Her father’s mother was a lineal descendant of Aquilla Chase, whose family gave to the world the noted divine, Bishop Philander Chase, of the Episcopal Church, and Salmon P. Chase, Chief Justice of the United States.

On her mother’s side she was a descendant of Isaac Willey, who settled in Boston in 1640. Two members of the family, Allen and John Willey, served in the Revolutionary War, and were in the little army which suffered glorious defeat at Bunker Hill. Her family were aggressive Abolitionists and stanch friends of the Lovejoys. The story of the murdered martyr, Elijah Lovejoy, as recounted by the friend of her youth, Owen Love- joy, made a deep impression upon her mind. Thus early was implanted a hatred of slavery and injustice in the soul of one who was destined, in after years, to bear a conspicuous part in freeing her sex from some of the conditions of vassalage in which it had stood-a champion who broke one of the strongest barriers to woman’s enfranchisement, the Bar, and paved the way for women into the upper halls of justice, into the greatest court of the world. As a student, possessed of a keen, logical mind, with the soul of a poet, she early evinced a deep love for learning, and made the most of the limited educational advantages which were then deemed more than sufficient for girls. After studying at Kenosha and the ladies’ seminary in Elgin, Myra engaged in teaching.

May 18, 1852, Myra Colby was united in marriage with James B. Bradwell. Soon after her marriage she removed with her husband to Memphis, Tennessee. While there she proved herself a veritable helpmate, conducting with her husband the largest select school in the city. In two years they returned to Chicago, where her husband engaged in the practice of the law, and where they have since resided. With the ardor of a true patriot, she could not remain inactive when danger threatened the Government which her Revolutionary ancestors fought to establish. During the war she helped care for the suffering, the wounded and the dying. The Soldiers’ Fair of 1863, and the Fair of 1867 for the benefit of the families of soldiers, had no more active or efficient worker than Mrs. Bradwell. She was a member and secretary of the committee on Arms, Trophies and Curiosities of the great Northwestern Sanitary Fair, and was the leading spirit in producing that artistic and beautiful exhibition in Bryan Hall in 1865. When the war was over, she assisted in providing a home for the scarred and maimed and dependent veterans who shouldered the musket to preserve the Union.

Becoming deeply interested in her husband’s profession, she commenced the study of law under his tutelage, at first with no thought of becoming a practicing lawyer, but subsequently she decided to make the profession her life work, and applied herself diligently to its study. In 1868 she established the "Chicago Legal News,’’ the first weekly law periodical published in the West, and the first paper of its kind edited by a woman in the world, and which stands to-day the best monument to her memory. Believing fully in the power of the law, she adopted as the motto of the "Legal News" the words Lex Vincit, which have always been at the head of its columns. Practical newspaper men and prominent lawyers at once predicted its failure, but they under-estimated the ability and power of its editor. She obtained from the Legislature special acts making all the laws of Illinois and the opinions of the Supreme Court of the State printed in her paper evidence in the courts. She made the paper a success from the start, and it was soon recognized by the Bench and Bar throughout the country as one of the best legal periodicals in the United States. With her sagacity, enterprise and masterful business ability she built up one of the most flourishing printing and publishing houses in the West. Two instances may be cited to show her business energy and enterprise. From the year 1869, when she first began to publish The Illinois session laws, she always succeeded in getting her edition out many weeks in advance of any other edition. At the Chicago fire, in common with thousands of others, she lost home and business possessions, but, undismayed by misfortune, she hastened to Milwaukee, had the paper printed and published on the regular publication day, and thus not an issue of her paper was lost during this trying time in our city’s history.

She finally decided to apply for admission to the Bar and to practice law. She had been permitted to work side by side with her husband as a most successful teacher, why not as a lawyer?

In 1869 she passed a most creditable examination for the Bar, but was denied admission by the Supreme Court of Illinois, upon the ground that she was a married woman, her married state being considered a disability. She knew that the real reason had not been given. She filed an additional brief which combated the position of the court with great force, and compelled the court to give the true reason. In due time the court, by Mr. Chief Justice Lawrence, delivered an elaborate opinion, in which it was said, upon mature deliberation, the court had concluded to refuse to admit Mrs. Bradwell upon the sole ground that she was a woman. She sued out a writ of error against the State of Illinois in the Supreme Court of the United States. Her case in that tribunal was argued in 1871 by Senator Matt Carpenter. In May, 1873, the Judgment of the lower court was affirmed by the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Chief Justice Chase, who never failed to give his powerful testimony to aid in lifting woman from dependence and helplessness to strength and freedom, true to his principles, dissented. As has been well said, "the discussion of the Myra Bradwell case had the inevitable effect of letting sunlight through many cobwebbed windows. It is not so much by abstract reasoning as by visible examples that reformations come, and Mrs. Bradwell offered herself as a living example of the injustice of the law. A woman of learning, genius, industry and high character, editor of the first law journal in the West, forbidden by law to practice law, was too much for the public conscience, tough as that conscience is." Although Mrs. Bradwell, with Miss Hulett, was instrumental in securing the passage of a law in Illinois granting to all persons, irrespective of sex, freedom in the selection of an occupation, profession or employment, she never renewed her application for admission to the Bar. Twenty years after, the judges of the Supreme Court of Illinois, on their own motion, performed a noble act of justice and directed license to practice law to be issued to her, and March 28, 1892, upon motion of Attorney-General Miller, Mrs. Bradwell was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.

A pioneer in opening the legal profession for women, Myra Bradwell's signal service to her sex has been in the field of law reform. Finding women and children without adequate protection in the law, she devoted herself with the zeal of an enthusiast to secure such protection. One of the most wonderful phases of her character was the power which she exerted in securing these changes in the law.

It is interesting in this connection to note that she was the only married woman who was ever given her own earnings by special act of the Legislature. She drafted the bill giving a married woman a right to her own earnings. A case in point, so monstrous in its injustice, gave an added impetus to her zeal. A drunkard, who owed a saloon-keeper for his whisky, had a wife who earned her own living as a scrubwoman, and the saloon-keeper garnisheed the people who owed her and levied on her earnings to pay her husband’s liquor bill. It needed but an application like this for her to succeed in her efforts to pass the bill. She also secured the passage of the law giving to a widow her award in all cases. Believing thoroughly in the principle enunciated by John Stuart Mill, "of perfect equality, admitting no privilege on the one side nor disability on the other," she was an enthusiastic supporter of the bill granting to a husband the same interest in a wife’s estate that the wife had in the husband’s. While holding most advanced views upon the woman question, she recognized that the prejudice of years cannot be overcome in a day, and that the work must be done by degrees .

She therefore never missed an opportunity to try to secure any change in the law which would enlarge the sphere of woman. With this purpose in view, she applied to the Governor to be appointed Notary Public. Finding her womanhood a bar to even this humble office, she induced her husband, who was in the Legislature, to introduce a bill making women eligible to the office of Notary Public, which bill became a law. The bill drafted by her husband permitting women to act as school officers, and which was passed while he was in the legislature, received her hearty support. In all the reforms which Mrs. Bradwell secured, she was not acting as the representative of any organization, but they were secured through her personal influence. Twice Mrs. Bradwell was honored by special appointment of the Governor, being appointed a delegate to the Prison Reform Congress at St. Louis; and it was mainly by her efforts that women, after a severe contest, were allowed a representation on the list of officers, she declining to accept any office herself; subsequently she was appointed by the Governor as one of the Illinois Centennial Association to represent Illinois in the Centennial Exhibition of 1876.

Mrs. Bradwell circulated the call for the first Woman Suffrage Convention held in Chicago, in 1869, and was one of its Vice-Presidents. She was one of the active workers in the suffrage convention held in Springfield in 1869, and for a number of years one of the executive committee of the Illinois Woman Suffrage Association. She also took an active part in the convention at Cleveland which formed the American Woman’s Suffrage Association. Once only was she permitted to exercise the right of suffrage. Under the recent school law in Illinois she cast her ballot for the first and last time, her death occurring on the fourteenth day of February, 1894.

A thorough Chicagoan, in the life, progress and best interests of her city she had a citizen’s interest and a patriot’s pride. She was untiring in her efforts to secure the World’s Fair for Chicago, accompanied the commission to Washington, and rendered valuable services there in obtaining the location of the Exposition in Chicago. She was appointed one of the Board of Lady Managers, and was Chairman of the Committee on Law Reform of its auxiliary congress. It is interesting to note that the woman who labored so courageously, persistently and effectively to secure for women their rights was herself a representative in the first national legislature of women to be authorized by any Government.

Mrs. Bradwell was the first woman who became a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Press Association; was a charter member of the Soldiers’ Home Board, the Illinois Industrial School for Girls, the Washingtonian Home, and the first Masonic chapter organized for women in Illinois, over which she presided; was a member of the Chicago Women’s Club, the daughters of the American Revolution, the Grand Army Relief Corps, the National Press League and the Woman’s Press Association.

A gentle and noiseless woman, her tenderness and refinement making the firmness of her character all the more effective, Mrs. Bradwell was one of those who live their creed instead of preaching it. Essentially a woman of deeds, not words, she did not spend her days proclaiming on the rostrum the rights of women, but quietly, none the less effectively, set to work to clear away the barriers.

A noble refutation of the oftimes expressed belief that the entrance of women in public life tends to lessen their distinctively womanly character, she was a most devoted wife and mother, her home being ideal in its love and harmony. She was the mother of four children, two of whom survive her, Thomas and Bessie, both lawyers, and the latter the wife of a lawyer, Frank A. Helmer, of the Chicago Bar.

Of this gifted and honored lady it has been truthfully said: "No more powerful and convincing argument in favor of the admissions of women to a participation in the administration of the Government was ever made than may be found in Myra Bradwell's character, conduct and achievements." Source: Album of Genealogy and Biography, Cook County, Illinois with Portraits 3rd ed. revised and extended (Chicago: Calumet Book & Engraving Co., 1895), pp. 135-138.

Parents: Ebenezer F. COLBY and Abigail Hurd WILLEY.

Spouse: Judge James Bolesworth BRADWELL. Judge James Bolesworth BRADWELL and Almira W. "Myra" COLBY were married on 18 MAY 1852 in Du Page County, Illinois. SOURCE: FHL Number 848650; BRADWELL, James B., Marriage: Almira W. COLBY, Date: 15 May 1852; Recorded in: Du Page, Illinois. Children were: Myra BRADWELL, Thomas BRADWELL, Elizabeth BRADWELL.


Almira Woodman COLBY was born on 22 NOV 1830 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 0873738; A true copy of the most ancient vital records of Deer Isle : (births, marriages, marriage publishments, deaths, abt. 1757-1833), volume 1, giving them as far as they can be deciphered from the mutilated books at the present time, and including also for that time the present towns of Stonington & Isle au Haut Noyes, Benjamin Lake, 1870-1945.)

Name: Almira Woodman Colby
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Birthplace: DEER ISLE,HANCOCK,MAINE
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C50266-1
System Origin: Maine-ODM
Source Film Number: 873738
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Collection: Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900
She appeared in the census on 26 AUG 1850 in Newburgh, Penobscot County, Maine. She appeared in the census on 12 JUN 1860 in Orland, Hancock County, Maine. Parents: David Thurlow COLBY and Mary LANE.

Spouse: William S. SHAW. William S. SHAW and Almira Woodman COLBY were married on 7 MAR 1848 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine. Children were: Ellen Maria SHAW, Abby Frances SHAW, William B. SHAW.


Almond B. COLBY was born on 13 NOV 1867 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He appeared in the census in 1880 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother) He appeared in the census in 1900 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1910 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He died on 26 MAR 1949 at Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He has Ancestral File Number 1TC4-CL2. Parents: Freeman Eri COLBY and Retta Margaret CLEMENTS.

Spouse: Georgianna BARNARD. Almond B. COLBY and Georgianna BARNARD were married on 22 APR 1893 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Almon B. Age: 25 years, Marriage: Georgianna L. BARNARD Age: 26 years, Date: 22 Apr 1893; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Children were: Clarence Elmer COLBY, Arthur Barnard COLBY, Lena M. COLBY, Helen M. COLBY, Ruth Evelynn COLBY.


Photo Almond Sterling COLBY was born on 13 SEP 1877 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (lving at home with father and mother.) He registered for the draft in 1942
U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 Record
Name:
Almond Sterling Colby
Birth Date: 15 Sep 1877
Residence: Merrimack, New Hampshire
Birth: Bow, New Hampshire
Race: White
Roll: WW2_2283922

He died in 1962 at Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: "A Genealogy of the Descendants of Abraham Colby and Elizabeth Blaisdell, his wife Who settled in Bow in 1768" By one of them, Concord, NH Printed by the Republican Press Association 1895.) Parents: George White COLBY and Eunice Pricilla HEATH.

Spouse: Susan Tilton HOYT. Almond Sterling COLBY and Susan Tilton HOYT were married on 5 MAR 1899 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976 COLBY, Almond Sterling Age: 21 years; Marriage: Susie Tilton HOYT Age: 22 years; Date: 05 Mar 1899, Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. They appeared in the census on 6 JUN 1900 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. They appeared in the census on 7 JAN 1920 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. They appeared in the census on 15 APR 1930 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Children were: Elsie Priscilla COLBY, Alvah Sterling COLBY, William Warren COLBY, Mildred Violet COLBY, George Vincent COLBY.


Almyra COLBY was born in MAY 1873 in Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin. She appeared in the census in JUN 1880 in Scranton, Greene County, Iowa. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 21 JUN 1900 in Scranton, Greene County, Iowa. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Henry Marvinus COLBY and Mary Elizabeth BRADEN.

Spouse: Dick WITT. Dick WITT and Almyra COLBY were married on 29 SEP 1897 in Scranton, Greene County, Iowa. (SOURCE: Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900.)

Groom's Name: Dick Witt
Groom's Birth Date: 1873
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Bride's Name: Almira Colby
Bride's Birth Date: 1873
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Marriage Date: 29 Sep 1897
Marriage Place: Scranton, Greene, Iowa
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02675-7
System Origin: Iowa-EASy
Source Film Number: 1531414
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Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992


Photo Alomra COLBY was born in 1869 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. She died in 1869 at Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. She was buried in the Alexander Cemetery at Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire (BOOK SOURCE: "A Genealogy of the Descendants of Abraham Colby and Elizabeth Blaisdell, his wife Who settled in Bow in 1768" By one of them, Concord, NH Printed by the Republican Press Association 1895.) Parents: Hiram COLBY (triplet) and Anna Augusta WHEELER.


Alonda Evadine COLBY was born on 4 FEB 1867 in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. (SOURCE: FHL Film 0012012; Records of births, v. 4-10, 1782-1892; index to births, 1712-1891 Portland (Maine). City Clerk.) She appeared in the census in 1870 in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1880 in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. (living at home with father) Parents: William Augustus COLBY and Sarah F. (COLBY).


Alonzo COLBY was born on 8 DEC 1813 in Eaton [Madison], Carroll County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Early Eaton Records, Madison Historical Society.) He died on 23 OCT 1858 at Nahant, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) Parents: Thomas G. COLBY and Nancy ATKINSON.

Spouse: Judith MERROW. Alonzo COLBY and Judith MERROW were married about 1833. Children were: Esther A. COLBY, Melissa F. COLBY, Mary Ann COLBY, Lucinda J. "Lucy" COLBY, Sarah Evelyn COLBY, Charles A. COLBY, George W. COLBY, Hortense COLBY.


Alonzo COLBY was born on 15 JUL 1814 in Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine. (SOURCE: FHL Film 0010578; Town and vital records, 1792-1920 Bucksport (Maine). Town Clerk.) He appeared in the census in 1850 in Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine.
Occupants listed at this residence:
Name Age/Sex Occupation Worth Birth School
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Alonzo Colby 36 M Merchant $1,125 ME
Clara Colby 36 F ME
Sarah Colby 7 F ME Y
Mary Colby 4 F ME Y
Thomas Colby 1 M ME
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He appeared in the census on 20 JUN 1860 in Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine. In 1860 he was a merchant in Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine. He appeared in the census on 7 JUL 1870 in Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine. He appeared in the census on 7 JUN 1880 in Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine. He died on 29 DEC 1893 at Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine. He was buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine Parents: Thomas COLBY and Ruth (COLBY).

Spouse: Clara M. GROSS. Alonzo COLBY and Clara M. GROSS were married about 1842. Children were: Sarah Louise COLBY, Mary Frances COLBY, Thomas Henry COLBY, Susan E. COLBY, Martha L. "Mattie" COLBY.

Spouse: Sarah M. (COLBY). Alonzo COLBY and Sarah M. (COLBY) were married about 1865.


Alonzo COLBY was born on 24 MAY 1825 in Sunapee, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 6 JUL 1870 in Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 7 JUN 1880 in Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. Parents: Isaac COLBY and Sally STICKNEY.

Spouse: Caroline E. MORSE. Alonzo COLBY and Caroline E. MORSE were married on 20 OCT 1853 in New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Alonzo; Marriage: Caroline E. MORSE; Date: 20 Oct 1853; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: Carrie Ella COLBY.


Photo Alonzo COLBY was born on 2 OCT 1833 in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with mother and step-father.) He died on 6 NOV 1875 at Derry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He was buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery at Derry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire SOURCES: (1) Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Gloucester; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: George Washington COLBY and Sophronia POOL.


Photo Alonzo COLBY was born on 27 DEC 1837. He appeared in the census on 9 OCT 1850 in Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 9 JUN 1905. He was buried in the Riverside Cemetery at Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine Parents: Allen COLBY and Esther CROSBY.


Alonzo COLBY was born in DEC 1842 in Moscow, Somerset County, Maine. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Moscow, Somerset County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother) He appeared in the census in 1860 in Moscow, Somerset County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother) He appeared in the census on 25 JUL 1870 in Onalaska, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. He appeared in the census on 5 JUN 1880 in Onalaska, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. He appeared in the census on 19 JUN 1900 in Militia, Randolph County, Georgia. He appeared in the census on 27 APR 1910 in Cuthbert, Randolph County, Georgia. He died on 23 JUL 1919 at Cuthbert, Randolph County, Georgia. Parents: Calvin D. COLBY and Hannah SNELL.

Spouse: Eliza A. (COLBY). Alonzo COLBY and Eliza A. (COLBY) were married about 1865. Children were: Jessie Pearl COLBY.


Alonzo A. COLBY was born on 3 JAN 1838 in Hooksett, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 18 SEP 1850 in Hooksett, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 2 NOV 1901 at Pembroke, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
Name: Alonzo Colby
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Death Place: Pembroke, , New Hampshire
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Mother: Dolly G. Davis
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Film Number: 2078689
Digital Folder Number: 4242810
Image Number: 2589
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Collection: New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947
He was buried on 5 NOV 1901 in the Evergreen Cemetery at Pembroke, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Alonzo is a dealer in coal and wood in Suncook, New Hampshire.

SOURCE: "A Genealogy of the Descendants of Abraham Colby and Elizabeth Blaisdell, his wife Who settled in Bow in 1768" By one of them, Concord, NH Printed by the Republican Press Association 1895. Parents: Levi COLBY and Dolly Green DAVIS.

Spouse: Charlotte C. HYDE. Alonzo A. COLBY and Charlotte C. HYDE were married about 1860.


Alonzo Blair COLBY was born on 10 OCT 1860 in Frankfort, Clinton County, Indiana. He appeared in the census on 30 JUL 1870 in Jackson, Clinton County, Indiana. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 18 NOV 1945 at Frankfort, Clinton County, Indiana. Parents: William Alexander COLBY and Mary Ann RICHARDSON.

Spouse: Lonie M. HOLMES. Alonzo Blair COLBY and Lonie M. HOLMES were married on 3 NOV 1897 in Frankfort, Clinton County, Indiana. SOURCE: Index to Supplemental Record Marriage Transcript 1882 - 1904 Inclusive Letters A - Z; W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's Office Frankfort Compiled by Indiana Works Projects Administration 1940
Children were: Child COLBY, Robert Holmes COLBY.


Alonzo Buzzell COLBY was born on 7 FEB 1845 in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Middlesex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Woburn.) He appeared in the census in 1850 in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1860 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Hezekiah Buzzell COLBY and Caroline A. CHILDS.


Alonzo Clark COLBY was born on 20 FEB 1893 in Sheridan, Hamilton County, Indiana. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Adams, Hamilton County, Indiana. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1910 in Adams, Hamilton County, Indiana. (living at home with father.) He appeared in the census in 1920 in Sheridan, Hamilton County, Indiana. (living at home with father.) Parents: John Franklin COLBY and Rachel Adeline MCKINSTERY.


Alonzo Hamilton COLBY was born about 1820 in New York. He died about 1849 at Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan. He was buried in the Riverside Cemetery at Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan Parents: Ephraim COLBY and Abigail (COLBY).

Spouse: Harriet FINCH. Alonzo Hamilton COLBY and Harriet FINCH were married on 14 JAN 1838 in Calhoun County, Michigan. Children were: James Hamilton COLBY, Infant COLBY, Edward COLBY, Alpheus A. COLBY, Theresa COLBY, James COLBY, William W. COLBY.


Alonzo Knights COLBY was born on 19 APR 1858 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine. (Living with father) Parents: Oliver Lane COLBY and Abigail Yeaton KNOWLTON.

Spouse: Adelaide Hale FIFIELD. Alonzo Knights COLBY and Adelaide Hale FIFIELD were married on 24 JAN 1883 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine.
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Marriage Date: 24 Jan 1883
Marriage Place: Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M50266-3
System Origin: Maine-EASy
Source Film Number: 10837
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Collection: Maine Marriages, 1771-1907

Children were: Maud S. COLBY, Jesse G. COLBY.


Alonzo L. COLBY was born in 1837 in Anson, Somerset County, Maine. He appeared in the census on 8 AUG 1850 in Rockland, Lincoln County, Maine. (lving at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 4 JUN 1860 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. (lving at home with father and mother.) Parents: John COLBY and Esther GETCHELL.


Alonzo L. COLBY was born in 1844 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1870 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. In 1880 he was a millman in Arrowsic, Sagadahoc County, Maine. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Arrowsic, Sagadahoc County, Maine. Parents: Austin S. COLBY and Emily A. DUNTON.

Spouse: Adrianne N. RINES. Alonzo L. COLBY and Adrianne N. RINES were married on 17 NOV 1868 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 9767; Index to vital records prior to 1892 for Maine. Listed as Adrianne N. Rivers.)

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Marriage Place: Civil, Westport, Lincoln, Maine
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M52120-1
System Origin: Maine-EASy
Source Film Number: 12313
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Children were: Herbert Alonzo COLBY, Edgar F. COLBY, Florence Kate COLBY, Charles COLBY, Infant Son COLBY, Eldred COLBY.


Alonzo P. COLBY was born on 16 AUG 1848 in Maine. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Waltham, Hancock County, Maine. (living with father) He appeared in the census on 15 JUN 1860 in Mariaville, Hancock County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 29 JUN 1870 in Waltham, Hancock County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 22 AUG 1874 at at sea. Parents: Eli COLBY and Lorinda GILES.


Alpha Hutchins COLBY was born on 6 FEB 1829 in Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont. In 1850 he was a farmer in Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont. He appeared in the census on 17 AUG 1850 in Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont. He served in the military from AUG 1862 to JUL 1863.
American Civil War Soldiers
Name:
Alpha H Colby
Residence: Tunbridge, Vermont
Enlistment Date: 22 Aug 1862
Side Served: Union
State Served: Vermont
Service Record: Enlisted as a Sergeant on 22 August 1862
Enlisted in Company D, 12th Infantry Regiment Vermont on 04 October 1862.
Mustered out Company D, 12th Infantry Regiment Vermont on 14 July 1863 in Brattleboro, VT

In 1870 he was a farmer in Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont. He appeared in the census on 28 AUG 1870 in Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont. He died on 7 MAR 1906. Parents: Hezekiah COLBY and Lucy TRACY.

Spouse: Mary Adaline DURRILL. Alpha Hutchins COLBY and Mary Adaline DURRILL were married on 9 JAN 1856 in Strafford, Orange County, Vermont. Children were: Frances A. COLBY, Florence Adella COLBY, Allard H. COLBY (twin), Allson H. COLBY (twin), Child COLBY.


Alpheus COLBY was born about 1837 in New Vineyard, Franklin County, Maine. He died about 1862 at Civil War. Alpheus the eldest of Nathan and Sybil Colby, enlisted in the 3rd Maine Infantry and gave his life in defense of his country, being killed at the battle of Fredricksburg. Parents: Nathan Daggett COLBY and Sybil Willard PEASE.


Photo Alpheus A. COLBY was born in 1842 in Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan. He appeared in the census on 21 SEP 1850 in Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan. (living at home with mother.) In 1860 he was a farming in Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan. He appeared in the census on 24 AUG 1860 in Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan. (living at home with mother and step-father.) He died on 15 OCT 1865 at Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan. He was buried in the Riverside Cemetery at Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan Parents: Alonzo Hamilton COLBY and Harriet FINCH.

Spouse: Martha WADE. Alpheus A. COLBY and Martha WADE were married about 1865 in Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan. Children were: Charles De Witt COLBY.


Alpheus Alanson COLBY was born on 10 APR 1882 in Vermillion, Sevier County, Utah. He appeared in the census in 1910 in Richfield, Sevier County, Utah. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Richfield, Sevier County, Utah. He died on 19 NOV 1925 at Richfield, Sevier County, Utah. He was buried on 22 NOV 1925 in the Richfield City Cemetery at Richfield, Sevier County, Utah The cause of death was listed as heart trouble. Parents: Hyrum Alanson COLBY and Wilhelmina (Mina) COWLEY.

Spouse: Eva Ashton ZUFELT. Alpheus Alanson COLBY and Eva Ashton ZUFELT were married on 13 APR 1903. Children were: Joy COLBY, Roy J. COLBY, Fawn COLBY.


Alpheus Edward COLBY was born on 29 JUN 1837 in New York City, New York County, New York. Parents: John COLBY and Sarah Ayers NORRIS.

Spouse: Clara A. SINCLAIR. Alpheus Edward COLBY and Clara A. SINCLAIR were married on 1 JUN 1858 in New York City, New York County, New York. Children were: Francis E. COLBY, George E. COLBY, Sarah Ella COLBY, John Henry COLBY, Benjamin Holmes COLBY, Clara A. COLBY, Martha Louisa COLBY, Mary COLBY.


Alphonzo COLBY was born in 1843 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with mother) He served in the military on 17 SEP 1862 in Civil War. Service Record:
Enlisted as a Private on 17 September 1862 at the age of 19
Enlisted in Company H, 16th Infantry Regiment New Hampshire on 23 October 1862.
Died of disease Company H, 16th Infantry Regiment New Hampshire on 11 May 1863 in Brashear City, LA
He died on 11 MAY 1863 at Brashear City, Louisiana. Parents: Cyrus COLBY and Eunice COLLINS.


Alson B. COLBY was born on 22 SEP 1855 in Lincoln, Addison County, Vermont. He appeared in the census on 17 JUL 1860 in Lincoln, Addison County, Vermont. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 22 JUN 1870 in Lincoln, Addison County, Vermont. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 26 SEP 1919 at Seattle, King County, Washington.
Name: Alson B. Colby
Death date: 26 Sep 1919
Death place: Seattle, King, Washington
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Estimated birth year: 1855
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Spouse's name: Mary A. Colby
Father's name: Edmond Colby
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Film number: 1992657
Digital GS number: 4220977
Image number: 1732
Reference number: cn 2512
Collection: Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960
Parents: Edmund Gove COLBY and Martha Aldura FARR.

Spouse: Mary A. HARRIGAN. Alson B. COLBY and Mary A. HARRIGAN were married on 25 DEC 1877 in Crown Point, Essex County, New York. (SOURCE: Births, Marriages, and Obituaries extracted from Essex County, New York Newspapers (1831 -1864). Married at Crown Point house, Crown Point, N.Y., December 25th, 1877, by C. M. Pease, Esquire, Mr. ALSON B. COLBY to Miss MARY A. HARRIGAN, both of Middlebury, Vermont.)


Alson Dudley COLBY was born on 15 MAY 1834 in Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother) He appeared in the census in 1860 in Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother) He appeared in the census on 11 JUN 1900 in Hancock, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He died on 3 NOV 1917 at Hancock, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He was buried on 5 NOV 1917 in the Norway Plain Cemetery at Hancock, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Served in Company K 3rd Reg. NH Vols. Removed to Hancock, New Hampshire. (3 children.)
(BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Benaiah COLBY and Rebecca WHITE.

Spouse: Susan R. WHITTEMORE. Alson Dudley COLBY and Susan R. WHITTEMORE were married about 1862. Children were: Nellie J. COLBY, George E. COLBY, Frank Gardner COLBY.


Alstin R. COLBY was born in 1858. He died on 11 MAY 1861 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) Burial: Church Street Cemetery, Merrimac, Massachusets. Parents: Alston Gilman COLBY (twin) and Susan Jane GAREY.


Alston Gilman COLBY (twin) was born on 12 APR 1821 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Amesbury.) He appeared in the census on 14 JUL 1870 in Rochester, Strafford County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 21 JUN 1880 in Rochester, Strafford County, New Hampshire.
Census Place: Dist 255, Rochester, Strafford, New Hampshire
Source: FHL Film 1254769 National Archives Film T9-0769 Page 234B
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Alstin G COLBY Self M M W 60 MA
Occ: Works In Shoe Firm Fa: MA Mo: MA
Susan J COLBY Wife F M W 50 ME
Occ: Keeping House Fa: ME Mo: ME
Ora V COLBY Dau F S W 18 MA
Occ: At Home Fa: MA Mo: ME
Louis M COLBY Son M S W 16 NH
Occ: At School Fa: MA Mo: ME
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He died in 1888. He was buried in 1888 in Merrimac, Essex County, Massachusetts. Burial: Church Street Cemetery. He was a shoemaker. Parents: William COLBY and Sally CARTER.

Spouse: Sarah GERRY. Alston Gilman COLBY (twin) and Sarah GERRY were married on 19 MAY 1842 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. SOURCE: FHL film 0599730 Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah; marriage. Children were: Sarah E. COLBY, Lydia Augusta COLBY, Frank A. COLBY, James Willis COLBY, William Walter COLBY, Mary A. COLBY.

Spouse: Susan Jane GAREY. Alston Gilman COLBY (twin) and Susan Jane GAREY were married on 12 NOV 1851 in Alfred, York County, Maine. at the Congregational Church. Children were: Lillian Victoria COLBY, Infant COLBY, Edward G. COLBY, Alstin R. COLBY, Ora V. COLBY, Brentwood COLBY, Louis Melvin COLBY.


Alta COLBY was born on 12 MAY 1863 in New York. She appeared in the census on 5 JUL 1870 in Wales, Erie County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1880 in Holland, Erie County, New York. (living at home with father and mother) She died on 18 OCT 1920. Parents: Joseph C. COLBY and Lucy Jane CALKINS.


Alta A. COLBY was born on 19 DEC 1876 in Woodhull, Shiawassee County, Michigan. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Woodhull, Shiawassee County, Michigan. (living with father) She died on 8 MAR 1942 at Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan. Buried at Oak Plain Cemetery, Woodhull, Shiawassee County, Michigan. Parents: John M. COLBY and Josephine HOLCOMB.

Spouse: Edward DUNN. Edward DUNN and Alta A. COLBY were married date unknown. Children were: Anna Josephine DUNN.


Alta Irene COLBY was born on 28 AUG 1842 in Aurora, Erie County, New York. She appeared in the census on 11 SEP 1850 in Aurora, Erie County, New York. (living at home with mother.) She appeared in the census on 20 OCT 1857 in Houston County, Minnesota. (living at home with mother.) She appeared in the census on 24 JUL 1860 in Yucatan, Houston County, Minnesota. (living at home with mother.) She died on 12 MAR 1934 at Seattle, King County, Washington. SOURCE: 1860 Minnesota Census. Yucatan, Houston County, page 107. Age 17. Parents: John COLBY and Relief ADAMS.

Spouse: James Madison FINCH. James Madison FINCH and Alta Irene COLBY were married on 25 DEC 1864 in New York.


Alta Jennie COLBY was born on 22 JUN 1908 in Haverhill, Grafton County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 15 APR 1910 in Haverhill, Grafton County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 10 JAN 1920 in Haverhill, Grafton County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She died on 16 APR 1986 at Woodsville, Grafton County, New Hampshire. She had Social Security Number 265-66-8544 .
Social Security Death Index Record
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Alta Hildebrant
SSN: 265-66-8544
Last Residence: 03785 Woodsville, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States of America
Born: 22 Jun 1908
Died: Apr 1986
State (Year) SSN issued: Florida (1959 )

Parents: John Leon COLBY and Maude Abigail HOSFORD.


Alta M. COLBY was born on 26 FEB 1887 in Vermont. She appeared in the census on 1 JUN 1900 in Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and step-mother.) She appeared in the census on 22 APR 1910 in Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 8 JAN 1920 in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Parents: Henry Albert COLBY and Lillian CHANDLER.

Spouse: Arthur Flanders COLBY. Arthur Flanders COLBY and Alta M. COLBY were married about 1907. Children were: Dorothy Isbel COLBY, Elizabeth Merrill COLBY.


Alta Ruth COLBY was born on 8 SEP 1873 in Big Rapids, Mecosta County, Michigan. She appeared in the census on 26 JUN 1880 in Big Rapids, Mecosta County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: James Metcalf COLBY and Anna MARTA.


Althera M. COLBY was born in APR 1832. She died on 27 NOV 1916 at Johnville, Compton, Quebec, Canada. She was buried in the Johnville Cemetery at Johnville, Compton County, Quebec Parents: Abner COLBY and Mary Louisa LINDSAY.

Spouse: Charles SUNBURY. Charles SUNBURY and Althera M. COLBY were married on 19 SEP 1849 in Eaton, Compton, Quebec, Canada. Children were: Emily SUNBURY, Susan L. SUNBURY.


Alton COLBY was born on 13 JUL 1915 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. He appeared in the census on 14 JAN 1920 in Saint Onge, Lawrence County, South Dakota. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 23 NOV 2006 at Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.
Alton Colby

Alton Colby, 91, of Sioux City passed away Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006, in Sioux City.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Redeemer Lutheran Church, with the Revs. Russell Senstad and David Zirpel officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel (formerly Nelson-Berger Morningside Chapel). Online condolences may be sent to www.meyerbroschapels.com.

Alton was born July 13, 1915, in Sioux City to Burton and Pearl (Ochsner) Colby. He grew up and attended school and then graduated from Spearfish, S.D. He then attended National Business Training School in Sioux City.

On March 20, 1946, he married Lucille Sankey in Sioux City, where they resided ever since. Alton worked at Iowa Public Service as a cost accountant for 39 years. He retired in 1978.

He was an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, where he sat on numerous committees. He enjoyed working with computers and also taking photographs. He also volunteered with different children's organizations and drove for Meals On Wheels for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille Colby of Sioux City; a brother, Burton Colby of Colorado Springs, Colo.; four nephews; and three nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister-in-law.

He had Social Security Number 504-07-2644. Parents: Burton Enos COLBY and Edna Pearl OCHSNER.

Spouse: Lucille SANKEY. Alton COLBY and Lucille SANKEY were married on 20 MAR 1946 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.


Alton Cyrus COLBY was born on 25 JUN 1869 in Hillsborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Antrim, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living with father) He appeared in the census on 7 JAN 1920 in Hillsborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. Parents: Amos Hartwell COLBY and Ellen E. COLBURN.

Spouse: Susan Gertrude CRAM. Alton Cyrus COLBY and Susan Gertrude CRAM were married on 5 OCT 1907 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Leota E. COLBY, Elgin M. COLBY, Olive F. COLBY.


Alton G. COLBY was born in 1908 in Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 25 APR 1910 in Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 7 JAN 1920 in Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 12 APR 1930 in Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts. (living at home with mother.) Parents: John H. COLBY and Georgianna (Heath) BEAHAN.

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