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Edwin Leon COLBY was born on 1 SEP 1939. Parents: George Franklin COLBY and Mary Glendora HINES.


Photo Edwin Leroy COLBY was born on 26 NOV 1897 in Sigurd, Sevier County, Utah. He was christened/baptized on 20 MAR 1898 in Vermillion, Sevier County, Utah. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Vermillion, Sevier County, Utah.
Census Place: Vermillion, Sevier, Utah
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Edwin COLBY Self M M W 22 UT
Occ: Farmer Fa: UT Mo: UT
Lucy COLBY Wife F M W 20 UT
Occ: Keeps House Fa: UT Mo: UT
Duwain COLBY Son M S W 1 9/12 UT
Fa: UT Mo: UT
Unnamed COLBY Son M S W 5/12 UT
Fa: UT Mo: UT
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He died on 10 APR 1970 at Gunnison, Sanpete County, Utah. He was buried on 14 APR 1970 in the Sigurd Cemetery at Sigurd, Sevier County, Utah He has Ancestral File Number 1H03-W4. He had Social Security Number 528-44-3111 . State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Utah
Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 84657
Localities: Sigurd, Sevier, Utah

Parents: Isaac Ransford COLBY and Mary Elizabeth HOOPES.

Spouse: Lucy ALVEY. Edwin Leroy COLBY and Lucy ALVEY were married on 9 JUL 1917 in Richfield, Sevier County, Utah. Children were: Joseph Duane COLBY, Harvey Leroy COLBY, Thora COLBY, Norma COLBY, Maurine COLBY, Leona Elizabeth COLBY, Lucy COLBY, Alvey COLBY.


Edwin Leroy COLBY was born on 5 JUN 1919 in Oregon. He died on 3 SEP 1988 at Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Oregon Death Index, 1903-98.) He had Social Security Number 545-16-5754.

Spouse: Patricia Bonnie SHANNON. Edwin Leroy COLBY and Patricia Bonnie SHANNON were married on 19 JUN 1946 in Vancouver, Clark County, Washington. (SOURCE: Washington State Digital Archives http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/)

Spouse: Betty Jean PRAEFROCK. Edwin Leroy COLBY and Betty Jean PRAEFROCK were married on 14 OCT 1961 in Stevenson, Skamania County, Washington. (SOURCE: Washington State Digital Archives http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/)


Edwin Lester COLBY was born on 2 SEP 1869 in Clifton, Iroquois County, Illinois. He appeared in the census on 30 AUG 1870 in McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1880 in Chebanse, Iroquois County, Illinois. (living with father) He died on 8 JUN 1955 at Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.
The Erie Dispatch
Erie, Pennsylvania
(Erie County)
Monday, June 20, 1955

Edwin L. Colby, husband of Jessamine Van Druff Colby, died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. V. V. Veenschoten, 1950 South Shore Dr.

He was a retired sheet metal contractor of Chicago, Ill.

Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Veenschoten and Mrs. Wesley Judson, both of Erie; a son, Edwin Colby, of Greencastle, Ind.; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a brother, Leonard Colby, of Chicago.

Funeral services will be held at the Donald C. Burton Funeral Home, 10th and Cherry, at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

(Ed. note: Mr. Colby was born September 2, 1869, per his biographical sketch)


Edwin L. Colby, proprietor of Birchwood Lodge on Garth Lake, in the town of Hazelhurst, Oneida County, was born at McHenry, Illinois, Sept 2, 1869, son of John B. and Mary (Lester) Colby. The mother is now deceased and the father is residing at Clifton, Illinois. Edwin L., was educated at Clifton, graduating from the high school there with the class of 1887, and he then became associated with his father in the hardware business, remaining in this connection until they closed out their business in 1897. He then went to Chicago and engaged in furnace installation and tin work contracting, operating in this line until 1917, when he came to Hazelhurst and purchased his present resort property from Jack Schwartz. There were than but three cottages on the site; from this beginning, however, Mr. Colby has built up a fine summer resort. He erected a main lodge 48x80 feet in dimensions, constructed of tamarack logs and having a large screened porch across the front; he has also completed five more cottages, so that the place can accommodate 50 or 60 people comfortably, and he has just finished the erection of a combined recreation hall and boathouse, extending out over the lake providing a place of entertainment for the guests, where they may spend an evening in dancing amid surrounding elfin 'beauty. Mr. Colby has constructed all the tables, chairs, and settees with which the buildings are furnished, with his own hands, using selected tamarack and cherry in fashioning these articles and achieving a very artistic effect. A fleet of ten towboats and two canoes are operated in conjunction with the resort; tennis courts are provided, and a fine heard of saddle horses and ponies for children and adults are kept on hand; in fact no feature has been overlooked in making Birchwood one of the finest resorts in this section of the country. Fine gardens, dairy, and poultry yard provide fresh country food for the tables, and all the cooking is personally supervised by Mrs. Colby; these features have combined to make the cuisine at Birchwood a thing of fame. Muskellunge, bass, pike, and trout abound in the waters about the resort, and the nimrod will find game of every description in the woods close by. Birchwood Lodge, located in a natural paradise and offering all the service and conveniences of a modern hostelry, leaves nothing to be desired as a place to spend a vacation of real pleasure.

Mr. Colby was married at Clifton, Illinois, Nov. 11, 1891, to Miss Jessie Vandruff. Three children, as follows, have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Colby: Lillian, who is now Mrs. Vincent Veenschoten of Erie, PA; Edwin G., who is operating a fox farm near Hazelhurst; and Marian, now a student in the University of Wisconsin. - History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties.

(BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: John Bickford COLBY and Mary Caroline LESTER.

Spouse: Jessamine VAN DRUFF. Edwin Lester COLBY and Jessamine VAN DRUFF were married on 11 NOV 1891 in Iroquois County, Illinois. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1321548; COLBY, Edwin L. Age: 23 years, Marriage: Jessie L. VANDRUFF Age: 21 years, Date: 11 Nov 1891; Recorded in: Iroquois, Illinois.) Children were: Lillian Mary COLBY, Edwin Gordon COLBY, Marian Priscilla COLBY.


Edwin M. COLBY was born in 1849 in Cherrytree, Venango County, Pennsylvania. He appeared in the census on 15 AUG 1850 in Cherrytree, Venango County, Pennsylvania. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 21 JUL 1860 in Rome, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 31 AUG 1870 in Rome, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Aaron COLBY and Margaret CONNELL.


Photo Edwin R. COLBY was born on 10 AUG 1823 in Granby, Oswego County, New York. (SOURCE: Family Bible of Daniel Colby and Elizabeth Singer.) He appeared in the census in 1860 in Bennington, Shiawassee County, Michigan. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Milan, De Kalb County, Illinois. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Milan, De Kalb County, Illinois.
Census Place: Milan, De Kalb, Illinois
Source: FHL Film 1254202 National Archives Film T9-0202 Page 134A
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Edwin R. COLBY Self M M W 57 NY
Occ: Farmer Fa: NY Mo: NY
Deborah COLBY Wife F M W 52 NY
Occ: Keeping House Fa: NY Mo: NY
Albert J. COLBY Son M S W 19 MI
Occ: Farm Laborer Fa: NY Mo: NY
Elida E. COLBY Dau F S W 17 IL
Occ: At Home Fa: NY Mo: NY
Sherman COLBY Son M S W 15 IL
Occ: At Home Fa: NY Mo: NY
Edwin R. COLBY Son M S W 13 IL
Occ: At Home Fa: NY Mo: NY
Archalaus COLBY Son M S W 11 IL
Occ: At Home Fa: NY Mo: NY
Luna COLBY Dau F S W 9 IL
Occ: At Home Fa: NY Mo: NY
Nellie COLBY Dau F S W 7 IL
Fa: NY Mo: NY
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He died on 30 SEP 1889 at Shabbona, De Kalb County, Illinois.
Edwin R. Colby, Supervisor of Milan Township, resident on section 33, was born Aug. 10, 1823, in Oswego, N. Y. His father, Daniel D. Colby, was a native of Onondaga County, in the same State, and descended from New England parentage and from stock originally of English origin. His grandfather was a participant in the war of the Revolution, in which he received a wound that crippled him for life. Daniel Colby fixed his residence in Oswego when he was 19 years of age, and was a resident there during the remainder of his life, which terminated when he was 82 years of age, in June, 1883. The mother of Edwin R. Colby was Elizabeth Singer, and was a sister of Isaac M. Singer, of sewing-machine notoriety. She was born in New York and was of German parentage. The Singer family were mechanics as far back as the 17th century, the father, I. M. Singer, being a millwright. The inventive genius has been transmitted to some members of every generation since, and all are skillful in the use of tools.
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Mr. Colby is one of 14 children born to his parents, ten sons and four daughters. Twelve reached adult age, and ten yet survive. Mr. Colby is the third child in order of birth, and he resided at home until he was 17 years of age. He had learned the trade of' cooper of a man who had been employed by his father in that business, and at the age named he set himself about the task of earning an independent living. He turned his knowledge of the business of coopering to good advantage and followed it as a vocation for 16 years, alternating in the prosecution of general farming.

He was married in 1854 to Catherine Simmons, who was born about 1824, in Connecticut, and was a farmer's daughter. Her parents removed to Oswego, where she was reared and educated. She became the mother of four children: Calvert C. married Frances Griswold and resides at Rockford, Ill., where he is employed as a moulder. Albert J. married Nettie Steele. He is also a moulder and pursues that business at Rockford. Olive married Peter Cofield, a farmer in Shabbona Township. Eliza is the wife of William Shambo, a teacher in the township of Milan. The mother died in November, 1850 in the State of New York. She was a judicious mother, an exemplary wife, and was generally esteemed. A few years after her death Mr. Colby removed to Shiawassee Co., Mich., and located on a small farm, where he pursued his trade of cooper about three years. In May, 1861, he came to Illinois and located in the township of Shabbona. He was married there in June, 1863, to Mrs. Deborah (Simpson) Collins. She was born in 1828, in Orleans Col, N. Y. She came to Illinois after her marriage. Following are the names of the children of the second marriage: Sherman T., Eddie R., Abraham A., Lovina and Nellie.

Mr. Colby resided in Shabbona Township and carried on a farm there eight years. At the end of that time he sold his place and purchased the estate he now owns in Milan Township. To this he has since added 80 acres, and the entire estate is now under excellent cultivation and improvements, with good farm buildings and fine grades of stock. He is a. Republican and has discharged the obligations of most of the township offices.

Parents: Daniel D. COLBY and Elizabeth SINGER.

Spouse: Marcelia HORTON. Edwin R. COLBY and Marcelia HORTON were married on 1 JAN 1841 in Oswego County, New York. (SOURCE: Family Bible of Daniel Colby and Elizabeth Singer.) Children were: Cynthia Elizabeth COLBY, Mary Olive COLBY, Jane COLBY.

Spouse: Catherine SIMMONS. Edwin R. COLBY and Catherine SIMMONS were married on 16 FEB 1854 in Oswego County, New York. (SOURCE: Family Bible of Daniel Colby and Elizabeth Singer.) Children were: Olive Emma COLBY, Calvert Canfield COLBY, Albert J. COLBY, Elida E. COLBY.

Spouse: Deborah SIMPSON. Edwin R. COLBY and Deborah SIMPSON were married on 9 JUN 1864 in De Kalb County, Illinois. (SOURCE: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900.) Children were: Sherman Tecumseh COLBY, Edwin Ruven COLBY, Archie Abraham COLBY, Luna COLBY, Nellie COLBY.


Edwin Roger COLBY was born on 6 APR 1861 in Bradford, Orange County, Vermont. (SOURCE: FHL Film 0027514; General index to vital records of Vermont, early to 1870 Vermont. Secretary of State.) He appeared in the census on 21 JUN 1870 in Bradford, Orange County, Vermont. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 15 JUN 1900 in Topsham, Orange County, Vermont. He appeared in the census on 18 APR 1930 in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont. (living with son Ambrose.) He died on 21 JUN 1954 at St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008.) Parents: George W. COLBY and Roxanna MACK.

Spouse: Martha Ellen EASTMAN. Edwin Roger COLBY and Martha Ellen EASTMAN were married on 8 JUL 1884 in Newbury, Orange County, Vermont. Children were: William George COLBY, Ambrose Eastman COLBY, Joseph Johnson Prescott COLBY, Flora E. COLBY.


Edwin Rudolph COLBY was born on 23 MAY 1896 in West Fairlee, Orange County, Vermont. He appeared in the census in 1900 in West Fairlee, Orange County, Vermont. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: John C. COLBY and Carrie E. (COLBY).


Photo Edwin Russell COLBY was born on 5 DEC 1860 in Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 14 SEP 1862 at Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts. Parents: Colonel Ebenezer Thompson COLBY and Frances B. FOSS.


Edwin Ruven COLBY was born on 10 MAR 1867 in Milan, De Kalb County, Illinois. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Milan, De Kalb County, Illinois. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1880 in Milan, De Kalb County, Illinois. (living with father) He appeared in the census in 1900 in Milan, De Kalb County, Illinois. He died on 21 NOV 1945. Parents: Edwin R. COLBY and Deborah SIMPSON.

Spouse: Nellie J. POST. Edwin Ruven COLBY and Nellie J. POST were married on 12 DEC 1888. Children were: Lila A. COLBY, Myrtle COLBY, Ralph R. COLBY, Edwin William COLBY, Daughter COLBY, Daughter COLBY, Son COLBY, Rose COLBY.


Edwin Thomas COLBY was born on 19 MAY 1910 in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 2 JAN 1920 in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 11 APR 1930 in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 2 JUN 2002 at Agawam, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003
Name:
Edwin Thomas Colby
Death Place: Agawam
Death Date: 2 Jun 2002
Birth Date: 19 May 1910

Spouse: Elaine Garrison

Parents: Raymond Henry COLBY and Myrtle May JACKSON.


Edwin W. COLBY was born on 21 DEC 1874 in Iowa. He died on 7 SEP 1906 at Peterson, Clay County, Iowa.
Name: Edwin W. Colby
Gender: Male
Burial Date: 09 Sep 1906
Burial Place:
Death Date: 07 Sep 1906
Death Place: Peterson
Age: 30
Birth Date: 21 Dec 1874
Birthplace: Iowa
Occupation: Tinner
Race:
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Gilbert M. Colby
Father's Birthplace: Vermont
Mother's Name: Nellie Mason
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B86825-4
System Origin: Iowa-EASy
Source Film Number: 1412250
Reference Number: cn12 p1
Collection: Iowa Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990

Parents: Gilbert M. COLBY and Nellie A. MASON.


Edwin W. COLBY was born on 17 JUN 1906 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910. Listed as Edwin Frank Colby.) He appeared in the census in 1910 in Peabody, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 8 JAN 1920 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 10 APR 1930 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died in JAN 1974 at Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts. He had Social Security Number 027-07-3690.
Social Security Death Index
Name:
Edwin Colby
SSN: 027-07-3690
Last Residence: 01923 Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts, United States of America
Born: 17 Jun 1906
Died: Jan 1974
State (Year) SSN issued: Massachusetts (Before 1951 )

Parents: Arthur P. COLBY and Annie L. WINSLOW.

Spouse: Mildred M. (COLBY). Edwin W. COLBY and Mildred M. (COLBY) were married about 1926 in Massachusetts. Children were: Edward A. COLBY, Robert Stanley COLBY, Barbara M. COLBY.


Edwin Warner COLBY was born in 1866 in Iowa. He appeared in the census in 1880 in McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois. (living with father) Was Edwin adopted?? 1880 census lists him as sson (step-son?), but this doesn't figure with all other children's ages. Parents: Newell Stocker COLBY and Laura Etta PARKER.


Edwin Whitmore COLBY was born on 10 APR 1891 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Parents: Elmer Whitmore Mulford COLBY and Margaret (COLBY).


Edwin Whiton COLBY was born on 15 JUL 1871 in Kingsville, Ashtabula County, Ohio. He appeared in the census on 10 JUN 1880 in Galva, McPherson County, Kansas. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Joseph J. COLBY and Sarah J. WHITON.


Edwin William COLBY was born on 26 DEC 1907. He died on 26 JUN 1967. Parents: Edwin Ruven COLBY and Nellie J. POST.


Edythe Mason COLBY was born on 17 OCT 1908 in New York. (SOURCE: Family Bible of Daniel Colby and Elizabeth Singer.) She appeared in the census on 14 APR 1910 in Bronx, New York County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 28 JAN 1920 in Hampstead, Nassau County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 11 APR 1930 in Bellerose, Nassau County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Frank Dewitt COLBY and Frances E. MASON.

Spouse: Arthur W. BARKELEY. Arthur W. BARKELEY and Edythe Mason COLBY were married on 15 JUL 1938 in New York. (SOURCE: Family Bible of Daniel Colby and Elizabeth Singer.)


Effa COLBY was born in 1879 in Wells, Hamilton County, New York. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Wells, Hamilton County, New York. (living with father) Parents: Blanchard William COLBY and Elizabeth FLOYDS.


Effa L. COLBY was born on 8 JUN 1853 in Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine. (SOURCE: FHL Film 0010595; Town and vital records, 1737-1911 Brunswick (Maine). Town Clerk.)

Name: Effa L. Colby
Gender: Female
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 08 Jun 1853
Birthplace: BRUNSWICK,CUMBERLAND,MAINE
Death Date: 14 Feb 1854
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: John Colby
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Sophia A. Nickerson
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C50296-1
System Origin: Maine-ODM
Source Film Number: 10595
Reference Number:
Collection: Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900
She died on 14 FEB 1854 at Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine. Parents: John COLBY and Sophia Ann NICKERSON.


Effie COLBY was born in 1871 in Chateaugay, Franklin County, New York. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Chateaugay, Franklin County, New York. (living at home with mother.) Parents: Silas W. COLBY and Julia M. PECK.


Effie COLBY was born in 1875 in Pecatonica, Winnebago County, Illinois. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Pecatonica, Winnebago County, Illinois. (living with father) Parents: William Alexander COLBY and Millicent B. "Millie" QUAILE.


Effie Amelia COLBY was born on 6 APR 1866 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
Name: Elfie Amelia Colby
Gender: Female
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 06 Apr 1866
Birthplace: MANCHESTER TWP,HILLSBORO,NEW HAMPSHIRE
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Abner D. Colby
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Amelia L. Harvey
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: 7540017
System Origin: New_Hampshire-ODM
Source Film Number: unknown
Reference Number:
Collection: New Hampshire Births and Christenings, 1714-1904

She appeared in the census in 1870 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Abner D. COLBY and Amelia L. HARNEY.


Effie J. COLBY was born in 1877 in Denmark, Oxford County, Maine. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Denmark, Oxford County, Maine. (living with father) Parents: Samuel Henry COLBY and Annette DAY.


Effie Madeline COLBY was born on 25 APR 1888 in West Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine. She appeared in the census in 1900 in West Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1910 in West Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1920 in Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine. (living at home with mother.) Parents: Charles E. COLBY and Mary Elizabeth HINCKLEY.


Effie Maud COLBY was born on 19 JUN 1888 in Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) He appeared in the census on 9 JUN 1900 in Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Rufus Willard COLBY and Abbie F. BRAY.


Effie S. COLBY was born in MAR 1882 in Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine. She appeared in the census in 1900 in Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: William Samuel COLBY and Hannah (COLBY).


Effie Tappan COLBY (twin) was born on 16 DEC 1908 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. She died on 21 APR 1992 at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. Parents: William Henry COLBY and Mabel Willis ROBBINS.


Eileen Leslie COLBY was born on 16 MAY 1915 in Hart, Oceana County, Michigan. She appeared in the census on 2 APR 1930 in Gervais, Marion County, Oregon. (living at home with father and mother.) She died on 15 SEP 1996 at Prineville, Crook County, Oregon. She had Social Security Number 543-01-0248 . Parents: Calvin Leslie COLBY and Cecil Gertrude HASTY.

Spouse: Lloyd Lowell SEELY. Lloyd Lowell SEELY and Eileen Leslie COLBY were married on 6 AUG 1938 in Stevenson, Skamania County, Washington.


Eileen Myrtle COLBY was born in 1925 in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. She appeared in the census on 11 APR 1930 in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Raymond Henry COLBY and Myrtle May JACKSON.


Eileen Ruth COLBY was born about 1955 in Maine. Parents: Royal Emerson "Tinker" COLBY and Gaile Frederica BUNKER.


Photo Ela COLBY was born on 10 FEB 1769 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was baptized on 7 MAY 1769 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was living in 1796 in Londonderry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1820 in Londonderry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1830 in Londonderry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Londonderry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He died after 1850. He was buried in Londonderry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (Sunnyside Cemetery.) SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Haverhill; (3) "History of Sanbornton, New Hampshire" Vol II.-Genealogies, by Rev. M. T. Runnels, 1881; (4) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Richard COLBY and Tabitha ELA.

Spouse: Jane HOLMES. Ela COLBY and Jane HOLMES were married in 1796. Children were: Margaret COLBY, Edward COLBY, Daniel M. COLBY, Abraham COLBY.


Elaine COLBY was born on 17 OCT 1943 in Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine. Parents: Perley R. COLBY and Margaret K. WEATHERBEE.


Elaine COLBY was born on 14 JAN 1958 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. Parents: Donald Herbert COLBY and Jane M. CAMPION.


Photo Elaine JoAnn COLBY was born on 7 DEC 1942. She died on 8 JAN 2007 at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.
Elaine Joann Colby
12/7/1942 ~ 1/8/2007

Elaine JoAnn Colby joined her mother and father on her father's birthday, January 8, 2007 after a heroic battle with ovarian cancer.

She was born December 7, 1942 to Martha Ida Sherman and Elmer Colby. She will be missed by her family and friends. Elaine was a loving aunt adored by many children. She loved oil painting, researching family history, family parties, and her new apartment. She served an LDS mission in Atlanta, GA.

She is survived by her brother Gary (Debbie) Colby, sister LaVee Pierce, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by mother, father, and sister Arlene Mires. A special thanks to Love Hospice (thanks Tammy and Rose).

Viewing Friday, January 12, 2007, 6-8 p.m. at the Peel Funeral Home, 8525 W. 2700 S., Magna, and Saturday, January 13, 2007 at the Bennion Heights Stake Center, 3045 W. Bernina Dr. (5837 S.) from 10-10:45. Services start at 11:00.

Interment: will be at the Huntington City Cemetery Sat. at 3:30 p.m.

She was buried in the Huntington City Cemetery at Huntington, Emery County, Utah Parents: Elmer COLBY and Martha Ida SHERMAN.


Elaine Mary COLBY was born on 24 AUG 1928 in Rockingham, Windham County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008.) Parents: Freeman Holden COLBY and Ellen Elizabeth RAMSAY.


Elbert L. COLBY was born in 1911 in Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1930 in Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine. (living at home with mother.) Parents: William Elbert COLBY and Hattie Agnes ROYAL.


Photo Colonel Elbridge Atherton COLBY was born on 4 OCT 1891 in New York City, New York County, New York. He appeared in the census on 6 JUN 1900 in Manhattan, New York County, New York. (living at home with mother.) He appeared in the census on 16 APR 1910 in Manhattan, New York County, New York. (living at home with mother.) He appeared in the census on 13 JAN 1920 in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. He died on 27 DEC 1982 at Washington D.C.. He had Social Security Number 579-01-4426.
Social Security Death Index Record
Name:
Elbridge Colby
SSN: 579-01-4426
Last Residence: 20007 Washington, District Of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States of America
Born: 4 Oct 1891
Died: Dec 1982
State (Year) SSN issued: District of Columbia (Before 1951 )

He was buried in the Arlington National Cemetery Colonel, U.S. Army. Author. He wrote many books on military history, and he was the head of the George Washington University Journalism Department, 1948-1958.
Arlington National Cemetery , Arlington, Virginia, USA
Specific Interment Location: Section 59, Grave 578, Map grid 24/25 EE.

Comment 2:

Elbridge Colby was incensed by the murder in 1925 of a black soldier from Fort Benning, Georgia--shot dead when he refused to step off a sidewalk to let a white man pass. In the Nation magazine, he denounced the murderer's acquittal by an all-white jury and badly damaged his army career.

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In 1925, Captain Elbridge Colby, United States Army, helped formulate the U.S. attitude towards air power as an instrument of total war. He wrote that a "belligerent will not wish to risk his planes and pilots, expend his gasoline, or waste his munitions, on any objectives except those of military importance." This was already problematic, given the U.S. tradition of defining "military targets" rather broadly.
Colby went on to say that everyone knows that bombing is highly inaccurate. "Innocent people are bound to be struck," he says, even if the bomber’s intention is to strike a genuinely military target [my italics]. He surveyed standing legal doctrine and concluded, rather predictably, that since adherence to the rules would virtually outlaw bombing, it was the rules, not the bombing, which must yield. No one, he said, could possibly be expected to forego wielding such a convenient and useful weapon. Interestingly, he cites British bombing of Afghanistan in May 1919 as telling precedent.

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Born on January 4, 1920, in St. Paul, Minnesota, William Colby, a future Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, grew to his teens as an Army brat.
His father, Elbridge Colby, became a lieutenant shortly after his son’s birth, returning to the U.S. Army after seeing service in World War I.

Like so many military families, Lieutenant Colby and his wartime bride, Margaret Mary Eagan Colby, along with their son, moved frequently.

Before his sixteenth birthday, young William had experienced substantial foreign travel and could count residences from the Canal Zone to Tientsin, China, and United States addresses from Minnesota to Georgia and to Vermont.

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He wrote many books on military history, and he was the head of the George Washington University Journalism Department, 1948-1958.
Parents: Prof. Charles Edwards COLBY and Emily Lynn CARRINGTON.

Spouse: Margaret Mary EGAN. Colonel Elbridge Atherton COLBY and Margaret Mary EGAN were married in 1918 in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. Children were: William Egan COLBY.


Elbridge Benjamin Franklin COLBY was born on 30 AUG 1841 in Whitefield, Lincoln County, Maine. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Whitefield, Lincoln County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother) He appeared in the census in 1860 in Windsor, Kennebec County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother. Listed as Franklin.) He served in the military from JUL 1861 to 1864.
American Civil War Soldiers Record
Name:
Elbridge B. F. Colby
Residence: Windsor, Maine
Enlistment Date: 27 July 1861
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: Maine
Unit Numbers: 1051 1051
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 27 July 1861 at the age of 22
Enlisted in Company K, 3rd Infantry Regiment Maine on 27 July 1861.
POW on 02 May 1863 at Chancellorsville, VA (Exchanged)
Transferred Company K, 3rd Infantry Regiment Maine on 28 June 1864
Transfered in 17th Infantry Regiment Maine on 28 June 1864.

He appeared in the census on 20 JUN 1870 in Windsor, Kennebec County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother. Listed as Frank.) He was living on 24 JUL 1900 in California. (applied for his Civil War pension.) He has Ancestral File Number 12M5-V1H. He was buried in the Fall River Cemetery at Shasta County, California Parents: Nathaniel COLBY and Sarah Elizabeth CHOATE.


Elbridge C. COLBY was born about JAN 1827 in Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1880 in New Boston, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
Census Place: New Boston, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
Source: FHL Film 1254764 National Archives Film T9-0764 Page 556D
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Elbridge C. COLBY Self M M W 53 NH
Occ: Miller Fa: NH Mo: NH
Clara COLBY Wife F M W 38 NH
Occ: Keeps House Fa: NH Mo: NH
Hary S. COLBY Son M S W 14 NH
Occ: Works In Grist Mill Fa: NH Mo: NH
Nellie E. COLBY Dau F S W 7 NH
Fa: NH Mo: NH
Betsey E. COLBY Mother F W W 89 NH
Fa: MA Mo: NH
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He died on 9 NOV 1892. He was buried in the New Boston Cemetery at New Boston, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire SOURCES: (1) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970; (2) "History of Weare, New Hampshire 1735-1888" by William Little, pub. 1888. Parents: Ichabod COLBY and Eleanor C. EATON.

Spouse: Clara SMITH. Elbridge C. COLBY and Clara SMITH were married on 4 MAY 1864 in New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Elbridge Age: 37 years, Marriage: Clara SMITH Age: 22 years, Date: 4 MAY 1864; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Children were: Harris S. COLBY, Nellie E. COLBY.


Elbridge Edward COLBY was born on 16 DEC 1876 in Eaton Corner, Quebec, Canada. He appeared in the census in 1881 in Eaton, Compton, Quebec, Canada. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 14 JUN 1900 in Shelby, Blue Earth County, Minnesota. (family living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 9 JAN 1920 in Dunbar, Sargent County, North Dakota. He died on 16 JAN 1975 at Enderlin, Ransom County, North Dakota. He had Social Security Number 502-01-2580. Parents: Judson Augustas COLBY and Harriett M. COATES.

Spouse: Electa Louisa NICHOLS. Elbridge Edward COLBY and Electa Louisa NICHOLS were married on 16 DEC 1896 in Amboy, Blue Earth County, Minnesota. Children were: Goldie M. COLBY, Rollo Edward COLBY, Lillian COLBY, Roy Harold COLBY, Archie Elbridge COLBY, Mildred COLBY.

Spouse: Dorothy (COLBY). Elbridge Edward COLBY and Dorothy (COLBY) were married in 1932.

Spouse: Adelle (COLBY). Elbridge Edward COLBY and Adelle (COLBY) were married on 11 APR 1939 in Gwinner, Sargent County, North Dakota.


Elbridge Gerry COLBY was born on 21 AUG 1806 in Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. Elbridge was a stone quarryman in Gloucester, Mass for about 18 years.
SOURCES: (1) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970; (2) "History of Sanbornton, New Hampshire" Vol II.-Genealogies, by Rev. M. T. Runnels, 1881; (3) Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Gloucester, marriage. Parents: Ensign COLBY and Rachel RUNDLET.

Spouse: Henrietta DAVIS. Elbridge Gerry COLBY and Henrietta DAVIS were married on 2 JAN 1831 in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Marietta COLBY.


Elbridge Gerry COLBY was born on 27 FEB 1812 in Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine. (SOURCE: FHL Film 0010578; Town and vital records, 1792-1920 Bucksport (Maine). Town Clerk. Listed as Gary.)

Name: Gary Colby
Gender: Male
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Birth Date: 27 Feb 1812
Birthplace: BUCKSPORT,HANCOCK,MAINE
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Father's Name: Thomas Colby
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Mother's Name: Ruth
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C50641-1
System Origin: Maine-ODM
Source Film Number: 10578
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Collection: Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900
He appeared in the census on 23 JUL 1850 in Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine.
Occupants listed at this residence:
Name Age/Sex Occupation Worth Birth School
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Elbridge G. Colby 42 M Cooper Maine
Eliza Colby 42 F Maine
Elbridge G. Colby 13 M Maine Y
Thomas Colby 11 M Maine Y
Clara Colby 10 F Maine Y
James Colby 8 M Maine Y
Ruby Colby 2 F Maine Y
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He appeared in the census on 7 JUN 1860 in Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine. He appeared in the census on 16 JUL 1870 in Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine. He appeared in the census on 9 JUN 1880 in Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine. He died in 1891 at Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine. He was buried in the Silverlake Cemetery at Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine Parents: Thomas COLBY and Ruth (COLBY).

Spouse: Eliza GROSS. Elbridge Gerry COLBY and Eliza GROSS were married about 1833. Children were: Thomas E. COLBY, Elbridge Gerry COLBY, Thomas Alonzo COLBY, Clara L. COLBY, James H. COLBY, Rubie Ann COLBY, George P. COLBY.


Capt. Elbridge Gerry COLBY was born on 10 MAY 1815 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Recorcs of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Salisbury.) In 1850 he was a sailor in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 23 AUG 1850 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. In 1860 he was a sea captain in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 28 JUL 1860 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 31 JAN 1866 at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: John COLBY and Dolly BAGLEY.

Spouse: Dolly OSGOOD. Capt. Elbridge Gerry COLBY and Dolly OSGOOD were married on 10 NOV 1844 in New York City, New York County, New York. (SOURCE: FHL Number 890246, 890245; COLBY, Elbridge Gerry, Marriage: Dolly OSGOOD, Date: 10 Nov 1844; Recorded in: Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts.)

Spouse: Ann Elizabeth MORRILL. Capt. Elbridge Gerry COLBY and Ann Elizabeth MORRILL were married on 31 DEC 1849 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Recorcs of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.)


Elbridge Gerry COLBY was born on 3 MAR 1836 in Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine. He appeared in the census on 23 JUL 1850 in Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother) He appeared in the census on 7 JUN 1860 in Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 7 JUN 1880 in Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine.
Census Place: Bucksport, Hancock, Maine
Source: FHL Film 1254480 National Archives Film T9-0480 Page 50C
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Elbridge G. COLBY Self M M W 44 ME
Occ: Farmer Fa: ME Mo: ME
Matha A. COLBY Wife F M W 37 ME
Occ: Keeping House Fa: ME Mo: ME
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He died in 1909 at Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine. He was buried in the Silverlake Cemetery at Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine Parents: Elbridge Gerry COLBY and Eliza GROSS.

Spouse: Martha A. EMERTON. Elbridge Gerry COLBY and Martha A. EMERTON were married on 12 OCT 1863 in Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 9767; Index to vital records prior to 1892 for Maine.)

Spouse: Hannah T. COOMBS. Elbridge Gerry COLBY and Hannah T. COOMBS were married on 15 FEB 1888 in Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine. (SOURCE: FHL Film 0010578; Town and vital records, 1792-1920 Bucksport (Maine). Town Clerk.)


Elbridge Gerry COLBY was born on 16 AUG 1846 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) He appeared in the census on 12 JUL 1860 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 17 FEB 1895 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California. Parents: Charles Kendrick COLBY and Hannah Colby FOWLER.

Spouse: Mary Ann COPLAN. Elbridge Gerry COLBY and Mary Ann COPLAN were married about 1875. Children were: Fannie M. COLBY, Jessie C. COLBY, Charles Elbridge COLBY, Cecelia COLBY, James COLBY.


Elbridge R. COLBY was born on 25 JAN 1857 in Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 24 JUL 1860 in Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 8 AUG 1870 in Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 16 JUN 1880 in Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1900 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He appeared in the census in 1910 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He died on 20 JUN 1918 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Parents: Seth Noble COLBY and Sarah A. QUIMBY.

Spouse: Minnie M. AREY. Elbridge R. COLBY and Minnie M. AREY were married on 22 NOV 1882 in New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Elbridge R. Age: 25 years, Marriage: Minnie M. AREY Age: 25 years, Date: 22 Nov 1882; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.)


Elbridge Ramsey COLBY was born on 6 JUL 1835 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 9 AUG 1850 in Deering, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 19 JUL 1860 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. (living with sister Elizabeth and family.) He appeared in the census on 9 JUN 1870 in Deering, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father.) He died on 26 JAN 1904 at Hillsborough Bridge, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
Name: Elbridge R. Colby
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Death Date (Original): 26 Jan 1904
Death Date (Standardized): 26 Jan 1904
Death Place: Hillsborough, , New Hampshire
Gender: Male
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Father: Nathaniel Colby
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Mother: Mary Mckean
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Film Number: 2078689
Digital Folder Number: 4242810
Image Number: 2864
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Collection: New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947
His obituary appeared in the Boston Daily Globe, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts on 30 JAN 1904.

Boston Daily Globe
Jan 30, 1904

E. R. COLBY BURIED

Funeral at Hillsboro Bridge, N. H., Attended by Many Friends and Relatives of Esteemed Citizen.

HILLSBORO BRIDGE, N. H., Jan 29 --- The funeral of Elbridge Ramsey Colby, who died Tuesday at his home in this place, took place this afternoon at 2 from the family residence. Many relatives and friends attended the services, which were conducted by Rev. Mr. Brown, pastor of the methodist Episcopal church.

Mr. Colby was born in Henniker 68 years ago. The family removed to Deering and lived there until the death of the father, 28 years ago. Mr. Colby was unmarried, and, with his sister, Miss Lucy A. Colby, had made his home in Hillsboro Bridge since that time.

Possessed of a lovable disposition, kind and generous, Mr. Colby was held in esteem. Thoughtful acts among his neighbors, and help to those who felt the need of aid and comfort in times of affliction, made up the every-day deeds of his life and won for him a wide circle of friends. He is survived by his sister and a brother, Ebenezer Colby.

At the services this afternoon there were prayers, Scripture reading and a eulogy by Rev. Mr. Brown, and the singing of "In the Sweet By and By" and "Nearer, My God, to Thee" by Mr. and Mrs. Newman.

The coffin upon which lay many beautiful floral tributes, was borne by these lifelong friends and neighbors Ira Appleton, Rufeland Childs, Charles H. Clement and Martin Wyman. The interment was in Deering cemetery.


(BOOK SOURCE: History of Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.) Parents: Nathaniel COLBY and Mary MCKEAN.


Elcy Isabell COLBY was born on 12 JUL 1857 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine. Parents: Augustus Frederick COLBY and Eliza Helen NILES.

Spouse: George Farnham HASKELL. George Farnham HASKELL and Elcy Isabell COLBY were married on 5 JUN 1879 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine.


Elden Le Conte COLBY was born on 31 JAN 1898 in Berkeley, Alameda County, California. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Claremont, Los Angeles County, California. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1920 in Alameda, Alameda County, California. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 30 NOV 1972 at Sacramento, Sacramento County, California. He was buried in the Sacramento Veterans Cementery at Sacramento, Sacramento County, California Parents: George Elden COLBY and Eugenia Carlotta LANDSTROM.

Spouse: Lucille Anita BLACKWELL. Elden Le Conte COLBY and Lucille Anita BLACKWELL were married about 1935. Children were: Female COLBY.

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