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Gerald Enrique COLBY was born on 29 APR 1921. Parents: Rufus Edmond COLBY and Violet Emma KING.


Gerald Henry COLBY was born on 5 JAN 1948 in West Fairlee, Orange County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008.) Parents: Ralph Gilbert COLBY and Hilda May BIDWELL.


Gerald Laverne COLBY was born on 4 SEP 1920 in Dalton, Muskegon County, Michigan,. He died on 5 APR 1966.
Gerald Colby
Rites Thursday;
lost life in auto accident -
Funeral services for Gerald L. Colby, 45, killed in an automobile accident Tuesday morning, were held this afternoon (Thursday) at 2 o'clock in the Gee Funeral Chapel. The services were conducted by the Rev. Keith Davis, pastor of the Whitehall Congregational church. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Montague.

Mr. Colby of 1104 Lewis St., Whitehall, died Tuesday some time after 2 a.m. when his southbound car left Whitehall road, north of Lakewood road, swerved to the right, skiddled nearly 150 feet down the highway and crashed into a clump of trees. Mr. Colby was thrown from the auto when it struck the trees, according to police, and his body was found at the side of the smashed vehicle. Death was caused by head, body and internal injuries, according to county coroner Basil Young. Apparently he was killed instantly. Mr. Colby was found by two sheriff's deputies, Jack Schutter and David DeNio, who were on a routine patrol. There was a light snow at the time of the crash and police surmised that Mr. Colby lost control of his machine on the slippery pavement. Mr. Colby was in the building maintenance business and a part-time bus driver for Whitehall district schools.

He was born September 4, 1920 in Saline.

He married Marjorie Gregerson July 14,1945 in Whitehall and the couple had lived here since that time.

He servied with the U.S. Army in World War II.

Surviving are his widow; three sons, LaVerne, Jay and Dennis and a daughter, Milinda all at home; five brothers Clyde, Ariel and Harold all of Rothbury, Henry of Muskegon and Howard of Holland; four sisters, Mrs. Marian George of Whitehall, Mrs. Irene Dykema of Muskegon, Mrs. Peggy Umstead of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Bernice Cobb of Wisconsin.

source: The Whitehall Forum 7 April 1966
He had Social Security Number 383-14-9757 . He was buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Montague, Muskegon County, Michigan Parents: Elmer Augustus COLBY and Edith Lydia GILBERT.

Spouse: Marjorie June GREGERSON. Gerald Laverne COLBY and Marjorie June GREGERSON were married on 14 JUL 1945. Children were: Mark Dennis COLBY.


Gerald Stanley COLBY was born on 15 NOV 1951. Parents: George Franklin COLBY and Mary Glendora HINES.


Geraldine Eleanore COLBY was born on 27 OCT 1915 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911-1915.) Parents: Harry W. COLBY and Etta L. PAIVA.


Geraldine Marie COLBY was born about 1921 in Manhattan, New York County, New York. She appeared in the census on 7 APR 1930 in Manhattan, New York County, New York. (living at home with mother.) Parents: Charles R. COLBY and Anita (COLBY).


Geraldine Martha COLBY was born on 6 NOV 1839 in Vermont. She appeared in the census on 29 JUN 1880 in Big Creek, Russell County, Kansas. She appeared in the census on 13 JUN 1900 in Big Creek, Russell County, Kansas. (living with son Amos.) She died on 2 FEB 1908 at Russell County, Kansas. She was buried in the Prairie Lawn Cemetery (Gorham Cemetery) at Russell County, Kansas Parents: Amos COLBY and Sarah (COLBY).

Spouse: Jerimiah C. PRESTON. Jerimiah C. PRESTON and Geraldine Martha COLBY were married on 1 JAN 1860 in Fillmore County, Minnesota. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1316804; PRESTON, Jerimiah C.; Marriage: Geraldine COLBY; Date: 01 Jan 1860; Recorded in: Fillmore, Minnesota.) Children were: Eva A. PRESTON, Maggie PRESTON, Ella PRESTON, Frank PRESTON, Amos Levi PRESTON.


Geralynn COLBY was born on 30 JUN 1944 in Manti, Sanpete County, Utah. Parents: Gerald Charles COLBY and Una MADSEN.


Gershom COLBY was christened/baptized on 14 JUN 1768 in Sandown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He died on 15 JUN 1768 at Sandown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. After being baptized he "died the following night."
SOURCES: (1) "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: John COLBY and Elizabeth (COLBY).


Gerta Marion COLBY was born on 4 MAR 1866 in Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) Parents: Thomas Jefferson COLBY and Ann Elizabeth HANKS.


Gertie M. COLBY was born on 13 JAN 1874 in Salem, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 1000378; Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) She died before 1880 at Salem, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Parents: William Greenleaf COLBY and Frances Emeline DOW.


Gertrude COLBY was born on 27 FEB 1866 in Darien, Genesee County, New York. She died on 10 DEC 1867 at Darien, Genesee County, New York. Buried at Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu, Genesee County, New York. Parents: Daniel COLBY and Emily ANDERSON.


Gertrude COLBY was born in APR 1870 in Troy, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Troy, Rensselaer County, New York. (living at home with father and mother) She appeared in the census in 1900 in Troy, Rensselaer County, New York. During the Census of 1900, she appeared residing with her mother, Sarah B. COLBY, her brother John COLBY, living at 225 Eight Street, Troy, Rensselaer County, New York with a listed occupation of music teacher. (1900 Census, 7th Ward, Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, Sheet 8B, ED 83, Line 80)
Parents: John Peasley COLBY and Sarah Humphrey BENNETT.


Gertrude COLBY was born on 22 JAN 1877 in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa. (living at home with father and mother.) She died on 20 FEB 1881 at Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa. Parents: Lucius Williad COLBY and Ada Lavina ROEBUCK.


Gertrude COLBY was born in DEC 1889 in Jay, Essex County, New York. She appeared in the census in 1900 in Jay, Essex County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: James Avery Polk COLBY and Emeline LASHWAY.


Gertrude COLBY was born in SEP 1899 in St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri. She appeared in the census in 1900 in St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1920 in Central, St. louis County, Missouri. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1930 in Central, St. louis County, Missouri. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Walter Luke COLBY and Mary (COLBY).


Gertrude COLBY was born in 1916 in Massena, St. Lawrence County, New York. She appeared in the census in 1920 in Massena, St. Lawrence County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1930 in Massena, St. Lawrence County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Franklin Henry "Frank" COLBY and Maude Eveline DISHAW.


Gertrude A. COLBY was born on 22 APR 1921 in Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 10 APR 1930 in Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: John COLBY and Ida F. EAYERS.


Gertrude Alice COLBY was born on 4 MAY 1878 in Francestown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Francestown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living with father) She appeared in the census on 29 APR 1910 in Francestown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 27 JAN 1920 in Francestown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 14 APR 1930 in Francestown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She died on 11 MAY 1959 at Peterborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She was buried in the New Cemetery at Francestown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Daniel Augustus COLBY and Mary M. K. HOYT.

Spouse: Lorenzo Edwin DOW. Lorenzo Edwin DOW and Gertrude Alice COLBY were married on 18 JUN 1902 in New Hampshire. Children were: Arthur Jackson DOW, Irene R. DOW, Alice M. DOW, Carroll Colby DOW, Nellie DOW, Girl DOW.


Gertrude Argene COLBY was born on 6 MAR 1911 in Strafford, Orange County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008.) Parents: Arthur John COLBY and Gertrude Ellen PRESCOTT.


Gertrude Arlene COLBY was born on 18 AUG 1912 in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911-1915.) She appeared in the census on 13 JAN 1920 in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 5 APR 1930 in Tewksbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: John Edgar COLBY and Evelina Ann LEITH.


Gertrude B. COLBY was born on 12 DEC 1898 in Hillsborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in 1900 in Hillsborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother) She appeared in the census on 21 APR 1910 in Hillsborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 21 JAN 1920 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Carl Corliss COLBY and Hattie M. GREGG.


Gertrude Bulter COLBY was born on 8 OCT 1864 in Moose River, Somerset County, Maine. She appeared in the census in 1870 in Casnovia, Muskegon County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 11 JUN 1900 in Morton, York County, Nebraska. She appeared in the census on 15 APR 1910 in Benedict, York County, Nebraska. She died on 13 SEP 1911 at Nebraska. Parents: Philander Moore COLBY and Mary Ann HOLDEN.

Spouse: Abraham MALLONEE. Abraham MALLONEE and Gertrude Bulter COLBY were married about 1884. Children were: George Phylander MALLONEE, Kitte MALLONEE, Mabel E. MALLONEE.


Gertrude C. COLBY was born on 22 FEB 1877 in Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
Name: Gertrude C. Colby
Gender: Female
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Birth Date: 22 Feb 1877
Birthplace: Needham, Norfolk, Massachusetts
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Father's Name: Charles E.
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Mother's Name: Ida L. Seagraves
Mother's Birthplace:
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I04434-4
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
Source Film Number: 1954145
Reference Number: v IV p 73
Collection: Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915
She died on 7 JUN 1899 at Massachusetts.
Name: Gertrude C. Colby
Gender: Female
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Death Date: 07 Jun 1899
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Age: 22
Birth Date: 1877
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Father's Name: Charles E. Colby
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Mother's Name: Ida L. Seagave
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I00950-1
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
Source Film Number: 1927786
Reference Number: 34
Collection: Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910
Parents: Charles Edwin COLBY and Ida Laura SEAGRAVES.


Gertrude E. COLBY was born about 1883. She died on 22 SEP 1974 at Kingston, Ulster County, New York. Parents: Arthur COLBY and Ella (COLBY).


Gertrude E. COLBY was born in JAN 1898 in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts. She appeared in the census on 2 JUN 1900 in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with mother.) Parents: Samuel J. COLBY and Hannah MCCARTY.


Gertrude F. COLBY was born in DEC 1893 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. She appeared in the census on 5 JUN 1900 in Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 23 APR 1910 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 21 JAN 1920 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with mother.) Parents: Levi Augustus COLBY and Mary E. GILLIGAN.

Spouse: James A. FINEUM. James A. FINEUM and Gertrude F. COLBY were married on 17 OCT 1911 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911-1915.)


Gertrude G. COLBY (twin) was born on 7 SEP 1903 in Columbia, Coos County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in 1910 in Columbia, Coos County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: James Proctor COLBY and Annie Mae SMITH.


Gertrude Hilda "Gert" COLBY was born on 15 MAR 1911 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911-1915.) She appeared in the census on 7 JAN 1920 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 20 APR 1930 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. She died on 6 DEC 2003 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003.) She had Social Security Number 022-52-6876 .
Social Security Death Index
Name:
Gertrude C. Jackman
SSN: 022-52-6876
Last Residence: 01951 Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States of America
Born: 15 Mar 1911
Died: 6 Dec 2003
State (Year) SSN issued: Massachusetts (1974-1975 )

Parents: William Thomas COLBY and Rose Hilda Annette SUNMAN.

Spouse: Fred Fernald JACKMAN. Fred Fernald JACKMAN and Gertrude Hilda "Gert" COLBY were married about 1929.


Gertrude Ida COLBY was born on 1 MAR 1857 in Derby, Orleans County, Vermont. (SOURCE: FHL Film 0027514; General index to vital records of Vermont, early to 1870 Vermont. Secretary of State.) She appeared in the census in 1860 in Derby, Orleans County, Vermont. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1870 in Derby, Orleans County, Vermont. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in JUN 1880 in Derby, Orleans County, Vermont. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: George R. COLBY and Harriet A. BATES.


Gertrude Knapp COLBY was born on 22 MAY 1867 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) She died on 30 SEP 1867 at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) Parents: Capt. Charles Henry COLBY and Sarissa CURRIER.


Gertrude Knapp COLBY was born on 12 JUN 1870 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. She died in NOV 1870 at Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. SOURCES: (1) "History of Sanbornton, New Hampshire" Vol II.-Genealogies, by Rev. M. T. Runnels, 1881; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Capt. Charles Henry COLBY and Sarissa CURRIER.


Gertrude L. COLBY was born on 13 NOV 1906 in Peek, Ellis County, Oklahoma. She appeared in the census in 1910 in Rawdon, Ellis County, Oklahoma. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1920 in Rawdon, Ellis County, Oklahoma. (living at home with father and mother.) She died on 22 JAN 2005 at Bad Axe, Huron County, Michigan.
Gertrude L. Hurn
Gertrude L. Hurn, 98, of Bad Axe died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Courtney Manor, Bad Axe after a long illness.

She was born Nov. 11, 1906, in Peek, Okla., daughter of the late Harmon and Abbie (Roseberry) Colby.

Gertrude Colby and Ernest E. Hurn were married May 4, 1926, in Okmulgee, Okla. They moved to Bad Axe in 1956. He preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 1985.

Gertie was an avid bowler. She loved gardening, canning and spending time visiting with her family and friends.

Surviving are one son, Chet Hurn of Fenton; two grandsons, Dan Clarke of Edmond, Okla. and Randy Clarke and his wife, Shirley, of East Pointe; one great-granddaughter, Pamela Clarke of Clinton Township; two great-great-grandsons, Christopher and Rhyan Clarke, both of Clinton Township; three brothers, Chester, Harmon, and Terry Colby; and one sister, Mae Meyers.
Two daughters, Penny Hurn and Serena Clarke; and one sister, Lavona Stamps, preceded her in death.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at H. W. Weitenberner Funeral Home, Bad Axe. The Rev. Jerry Sutton, pastor of the Bad Axe Free Methodist Church, will officiate. Private burial will follow at White Chapel Cemetery, Troy.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials to the Bad Axe Little League or Courtney Manor are suggested.

She was buried. White Chapel Cemetary She had Social Security Number 386-16-0627. Parents: Harmon Elias COLBY and Abbie Lenora ROSEBERRY.

Spouse: Ernest E. HURN. Ernest E. HURN and Gertrude L. COLBY were married on 4 MAY 1926 in Okmulgee, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma.


Gertrude M. COLBY was born in 1867 in Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin. She appeared in the census on 11 AUG 1870 in Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1880 in Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1910 in Belleville, Dane County, Wisconsin. (BOOK SOURCE: "History of Dane County - Genealogical and Biographical." published in 1906 by the Western Historical Association, Madison, WI.) Parents: Romanzo H. COLBY (twin) and Lousia FAULKES.

Spouse: Ira M. DALRYMPLE. Ira M. DALRYMPLE and Gertrude M. COLBY were married on 12 DEC 1904 in Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin. Children were: Nona Elizabeth DALRYMPLE, Dallas DALRYMPLE.


Gertrude M. COLBY was born on 12 JAN 1894. (calculated from age given at time of death.) She died on 18 AUG 1894 at Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Parents: John E. COLBY and Jennie Ardella GORDON.


Gertrude Marie COLBY was born in APR 1873 in Canada. She appeared in the census in 1881 in Eaton, Compton, Quebec, Canada. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 1 JUN 1900 in Lura, Faribault County, Minnesota. Parents: Judson Augustas COLBY and Harriett M. COATES.

Spouse: Melvin E. IBERTSON. Melvin E. IBERTSON and Gertrude Marie COLBY were married on 31 JAN 1894 in Amboy, Blue Earth County, Minnesota.

Spouse: Andrew G. LUNDGREN. Andrew G. LUNDGREN and Gertrude Marie COLBY were married on 17 JUL 1946.


Gertrude Muriel COLBY was born on 1 DEC 1896 in Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine. She appeared in the census in 1910 in Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine. (living at home with father.) She died on 22 FEB 1981 at Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine. Parents: Frank Hobart COLBY and Gertrude Stella BROOKINGS.


Gertrude R. COLBY was born in MAR 1885 in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. She appeared in the census on 5 JUN 1900 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with mother.) Parents: Albert M. COLBY and Josephine BRIGGS.


Gertrude Theresa COLBY was born on 23 JUN 1901 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. She appeared in the census on 8 JAN 1920 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 11 APR 1930 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) She died on 21 APR 1979. She had Social Security Number 023-01-2520. Parents: Frank Lester COLBY and Catherine T. MURPHY.


Gertrude V. COLBY was born in 1906 in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa. She appeared in the census on 21 APR 1910 in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 7 JAN 1920 in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Harry Eastman COLBY and Mae Evelyn FRANCIS.


Gideon COLBY was born on 13 MAY 1729 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was a carpenter in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Gideon served in the French War in 1755 and '58
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 Amesbury. Listed as Colbey; (3) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Samuel COLBY and Anna NICHOLS.

Spouse: Elizabeth TUCKER. Gideon COLBY and Elizabeth TUCKER were married on 29 APR 1747 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Winthrop COLBY, Lieut. Aaron COLBY, Gideon COLBY, Sarah COLBY, Elizabeth COLBY, Anna COLBY, Molly COLBY, Anne COLBY.


Gideon COLBY was born on 9 AUG 1753 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. SOURCES: (1). "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt; (2). Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850, Amesbury; (3). "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Gideon COLBY and Elizabeth TUCKER.


Gideon COLBY was born about 1754 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Parents: Samuel COLBY and Sarah ASH.


Capt. Gideon COLBY was born about 1796 in Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont. He died on 30 SEP 1842 at Crystal Lake, McHenry County, Illinois.
Gideon COLBY... a native of NH... removed with his parents in boyhood to Danville, VT... Mr. COLBY... transported his family (in Aug. 1837) and effects across Ohio and Indiana in one two-horse and one three-horse covered wagon... passing through Chicago... From: "Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois, Vol. II," Munsell Publishing Co., 1903.

Gideon purchased the Colby Point property on the Fox River from the government for $1.25 per acre.

(BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.)

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COLBY, Gideon (original settler), (born) 1797 - (died) 1842 (arrival in county) 1837, Crystal Lake from Danville, Vermont, purchased Colby Point farm from government at $1.25 per acre; member Whig party and Universalist Church. Colby Point on Fox River named after family, married Olive Marsh, Danville, Vermont, children - 4: WEBSTER (second generation), ALLEN (second generation), MARY (second generation), ALBERT (second generation), ALBERT (second generation) (born) 1830 - (died) 1907, farmer and business administrator, Republican, supported John C. Fremont and Abraham Lincoln, married 1855 his widowed sister-in-law, Abigail Smith, her husband Webster died sailing around Cape Horn on way to California gold rush. Children - 3: MINNIE INEZ (third generation), (born) 1856, LILLIAN (third generation), (born) 1858, Fred Leon (third generation), (born) 1862 - (died) 1925, founder of Colby Motor sales, claims to be founder of oldest automobile agency in U.S., vice president United States Bank of Crystal Lake, member of Modern Woodmen and Methodist Church, married 1881 Lydia Mann Willard, 1 child: CLAUDE VICTOR (fourth generation), (born) 1886 - (died) 1951, automobile dealer, very prominent among pioneer automobile men, member Methodist Church, married 1909 Della Scott Lund, prominent in the beginning years of Crystal Lake Woman's Club and Garden club, children - 3: ETHEL MILDRED (fifth generation), (born) 1910, FRED WILLARD (fifth generation), (born) 1911, CLAUDE SCOTT (fifth generation), (born) 1919. Ethel Mildred, active in Wilmette Parish Methodist, North Shore Art League, New Trier P.T.A., married 1936 Edward Tyrus Larkin, children - 3: NANCY LYNN PRICE (sixth generation), (born) 1938, JULIE GAY, (sixth generation), (born) 1942, EDWARD COLBY (sixth generation), (born) 1951. Fred Willard, president Colby Motor sales, Inc., U. S. Navy, 1942-46, member Methodist Church, numerous civic and fraternal organizations. Claude Scott, vice president Colby Motor Sales, Inc., Vice President 1st National Bank of Crystal Lake, U. S. Navy, 1942-46, chairman Chrysler Dealer Council, president Chrysler Advertising Council, member Methodist Church, Legion and Elks, married 1964 Olive Bynum Mueller, 1 child: CRAIG SCOTT, (sixth generation), (born) 1959, (Correspondent, Fred Colby, 61 N. Main St., Crystal Lake, Ill.)


Parents: Thomas COLBY and Lydia WEBSTER.

Spouse: Olive Putnam MARSH. Capt. Gideon COLBY and Olive Putnam MARSH were married on 2 DEC 1819 in Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont. Children were: Webster Marsh COLBY, Allen Putnam COLBY, Mary Elizabeth COLBY, Gideon COLBY, Albert H. COLBY.


Gideon COLBY was born on 19 OCT 1827 in Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont. Parents: Capt. Gideon COLBY and Olive Putnam MARSH.


Gideon A. COLBY was born on 9 DEC 1842 in McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Chebanse, Iroquois County, Illinois.
Census Place: Chebanse, Iroquois, Illinois
Source: FHL Film 1254213 National Archives Film T9-0213 Page 110D
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Gideon A. COLBY Self M M W 36 IL
Occ: Farmer Fa: VT Mo: VT
Mary E. COLBY Wife F M W 34 IL
Occ: Keeping House Fa: NY Mo: NY
Hannah COLBY Dau F S W 12 IL
Occ: At School Fa: IL Mo: IL
Charles Edin COLBY Son M S W 9 IL
Occ: At Home Fa: IL Mo: IL
Mary COLBY Dau F S W 7 IL
Occ: At Home Fa: IL Mo: IL
Cora COLBY Dau F S W 4 IL
Occ: At Home Fa: IL Mo: IL
Flora COLBY Dau F S W 2 IL
Occ: At Home Fa: IL Mo: IL
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He died on 2 OCT 1886 at Hartley, O'brien County, Iowa. (Headstone has 2-Oct-1888.) He has Ancestral File Number 1HV7-JVT. He was buried in the Pleasant View Cemetery at Hartley, O'brien County, Iowa (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) These children are listed in Weis's book. Have some doubts. Parents: Ira COLBY and Mary G. STOCKER.

Spouse: Mary Etta MERCHANT. Gideon A. COLBY and Mary Etta MERCHANT were married about 1863. Children were: Mary COLBY, Anna M. COLBY, Charles Hayden COLBY, Mary COLBY, Ora Allen COLBY, Flora COLBY, William N. COLBY, Abigail (Abbie) Laura COLBY, Addie Emma COLBY, Mabel G. COLBY.


Gilbert Abbot COLBY was born on 30 OCT 1823 in Bradford, 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 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
Census Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Source: FHL Film 1254193 National Archives Film T9-0193 Page 615A
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Gilbert A. COLBY Self M M W 56 NH
Occ: Stock Broker Fa: NH Mo: NH
Mary A. COLBY Wife F M W 49 OH
Occ: Keeping House Fa: OH Mo: OH
Clinton H. COLBY Son M S W 20 IL
Occ: Bookkeeper Fa: NH Mo: OH
Clyde W. COLBY Son M S W 17 MI
Occ: Ast. Bookkeeper Fa: NH Mo: OH
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He died on 30 SEP 1894 at Los Angeles County, California. (NOTE: Is Mary Lucas and Mary Gibson the same person. Was Mary Lucas perviously married, or vise versa.)

Gilbert Abbott Colby was associated with William Barnes Bement (his uncle) at Philadelphia from 1851 to 1854 in the manufacture of machinists tools and shafting, under the name of Marshall, Bement, and Colby, he having accompanied Mr. Bement to Philadelphia, following Mr. E. D. Marshall's invitation to the former.
About 1854, Gilbert went to Niles, Michigan and there started a steam flour mill. He was also engaged in various undertakings of a substantial nature, and had some connections with the building of a boulevard in Chicago. He had an inventive genius; a roving disposition; the gift of making friends; and lived in various places, among others, besides those already named, Lowell, Massachusetts, and California. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 359)

Parents: Ebenezer D. COLBY and Percy BEMENT.

Spouse: Mary LUCAS. Gilbert Abbot COLBY and Mary LUCAS were married about 1850.

Spouse: Mary A. GIBSON. Gilbert Abbot COLBY and Mary A. GIBSON were married on 6 SEP 1854 in Morgan County, Illinois. (SOURCE: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900.) Children were: Dorothy Rogerson COLBY, Mabel COLBY, Clinton H. COLBY, Clyde Winslow COLBY.


Gilbert F. COLBY was born in MAY 1849 in Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 27 AUG 1850 in Newport, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 20 JUL 1860 in Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with mother at Clark grandparents.) He appeared in the census on 5 JUN 1880 in Hanover, Grafton County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 1 JUN 1900 in Hanover, Grafton County, New Hampshire. He died cerebral hemorrhage on 31 MAR 1909 at West Fairlee, Orange County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008.) Parents: Nathaniel Knowlton COLBY and Cynthia Phylena CLARK.

Spouse: Emma Jane ADAMS. Gilbert F. COLBY and Emma Jane ADAMS were married on 17 MAR 1877 in New Hampshire. Children were: Ethel M. COLBY, Florence P. COLBY, Leon Smith COLBY.


Gilbert Farnum COLBY was born on 17 OCT 1871 in Warren County, Iowa. He appeared in the census on 3 JUN 1900 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. (living at home with father and step-mother.) He appeared in the census on 25 APR 1910 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He died on 28 OCT 1955 at Los Angeles County, California. Parents: William Bement COLBY and Annie E. PORTER.

Spouse: Frances B. BARTLETT. Gilbert Farnum COLBY and Frances B. BARTLETT were married on 30 JAN 1902 in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto County, Iowa.

Spouse: Ida E. BAIRD. Gilbert Farnum COLBY and Ida E. BAIRD were married on 13 AUG 1905 in St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan. Children were: Ida Lucille COLBY.


Gilbert Fray COLBY was born on 19 JUL 1881 in Pecatonica, Winnebago County, Illinois. He appeared in the census on 7 JUN 1900 in Pecatonica, Winnebago County, Illinois. (living at home with father and mother.) He registered for the WW II draft on 26 APR 1942 at Pecatonica, Winnebago County, Illinois
Biography of Gilbert F. COLBY (son of Nathan L. COLBY)
Past and Present of the City of Rockford and Winnebago Co., IL, C. A. Church. Chicago: Clarke, 1905, pp 280-281

The Pecatonica News is a bright and newsy weekly, and has aided in no small way in promoting the interests of the village where it is published. It is a successful representative of the people of the place where it is located and its value in the community cannot be estimated. Tireless in its defense of the right, and fearless in its denunciation of the evils of the age, it has won an enviable reputation among the best people of the county and its popularity is proved by a constantly increasing subscription list.

[Gilbert F. COLBY], the editor and publisher of this paper [the Pecatonica News] was born in Pecatonica, Winnebago County, IL, 19 Jul 1881, the son of Nathan L. and Ella M. (SMITH) COLBY. [biography of Nathan L. follows that of Gilbert F.] The father, one of the founders of the Pecatonica News, and one who during his life was one of the most influential and best known residents of the county, was born at Beloit [Rock County], WI, 20 Dec 1854, the son of Nathan D. and Sybil W. (PEASE) COLBY. His parents came to Beloit in 1847 from ME, being among the earliest settlers. His mother died in Beloit on 17 Dec 1884, and his father's death occurred seven years later, 12 Jul 1891. In his youth he learned the trade of a printer in a printing establishment at Beloit, and gained a good education in the schools of his native city. In 1870 he went to Milwaukee [Milwaukee County, WI], where he became a compositor on the Sentinel, but the following year removed to Davis, IL, and with his brother, William A. COLBY, started a paper of their own. In Dec 1872 it was moved to Pecatonica and established as the Pecatonica News. In 1880 he purchased his brother's interest and conducted the paper with marked success up to the time of his death.

Mr. COLBY was a stanch republican and filled various offices of trust, serving for five years as township clerk, also as village treasurer, president of the village board of trustees, member of the board of education, justice of the peace, and in Sep 1898 he was appointed postmaster, being reappointed in 1902. He was for many years chief of the fire department, president of the Electric Light Company, and otherwise identified with the upbuilding of the community. In his social connections he was identified with the A. W. Rawson lodge, No. 145, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, at Pecatonica; Crusader commandery, No. 17, Knights Templar, and Tebala Temple of the Mystic Shrine, at Rockford; Freeport consistory, at Freeport; the Eureka camp, No. 50, Modern Woodmen of America; Monitor garrison, No. 19, at Pecatonica, and was at one time connected with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Passing away very suddenly, he died 11 Jul 1904.

The mother of our subject, known in maidenhood as Ella M. SMITH, was born in Ridott Township, Stephenson County, IL, 08 Apr 1859, the daughter of Gilbert F. and Helen M. (SHAW) SMITH. She was educated in the country schools and afterward taught school for a number of years. Her marriage, which was solemnized in Freeport [Stephenson County, IL], 15 Sep 1880, was blessed by the birth of three children: Gilbert F., born 19 Jul 1881; Claude A., 27 Jul 1883; and Smith W., 15 May 1887. She was always a true and faithful helpmate to her husband and their united efforts brought them a competence which left her well provided for at the death of her husband. She still resides at the family residence in Pecatonica.

The subject of this sketch [Gilbert F. COLBY] obtained his education in the Pecatonica public school from which he was graduated in 1897. He then accepted a position as assistant postmaster under [p 281] his uncle at Union Grove [Racine County], WI, which position he resigned a year later to take a similar position under his father in the Pecatonica post office. In 1901 he was appointed to a position in the railway main service of the government, running first between Chicago and Dubuque [Dubuque County, IA], and later from Chicago to Lake Geneva [Walworth County], WI. At the Lake Geneva post office, his terminal office, he became acquainted with Lena A. VOSS, with whom he was united in marriage, 30 Mar 1904. Just prior to the death of his father, in Jul 1904, he resigned from the railway mail service to assist him in the post office and printing office and at his father's death took up the management of the paper. To Mr. and Mrs. COLBY was born, 17 Jul 1905, a son, Charles Nathan.

Politically Mr. COLBY is a republican and conducts the paper which he publishes in the interests of that party. He is at present a member of the village board of trustees, and greatly interested in the welfare of the community.


Parents: Nathan L. COLBY and Ella M. SMITH.

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