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Photo Kenneth L. COLBY was born on 19 DEC 1914 in Rockford, Kent County, Michigan. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Algoma, Kent County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1930 in Rockford, Kent County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 30 JUL 1996 at Wyoming, Kent County, Michigan. He had Social Security Number 366-01-1419. He was buried in the Rockford Cemetery at Rockford, Kent County, Michigan Parents: Forrest H. COLBY and Gladys Althea HOLDEN.


Kenneth Lloyd COLBY was born on 9 MAY 1924 in Chelsea, Orange County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008.) He appeared in the census on 3 APR 1930 in Chelsea, Orange County, Vermont. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 26 AUG 1952 at Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.
Lt. Kenneth Colby

Chelsea Remembers a Fallen Hero


Chelsea honored a fallen, hometown hero at its Memorial Day program last week. The distinguished, and tragically brief life of Lt. Kenneth Lloyd Colby was celebrated not only for his expertise as a pilot and his sense of duty to his country, but also for his youthful, daredevil characteristics and his Chelsea-born work-ethic and humility.

Born May 9, 1924, Colby graduated from Chelsea High School in 1942 and enlisted in the army after one semester at the University of Illinois. He excelled in Officer Candidacy School and soon entered flight school, where he learned to fly single engine aircraft, such as Taylor crafts, PT 22’s, BT 13’s, and two-engine AT-17’s, C-17’s, C-57’s, as well as B-17’s.

His dream of flying after riding in a Jenny barnstorming plane in Montpelier was coming to fruition at the height of World War II.

He was assigned to a B-17 unit at McGill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla. In September 1944, Colby’s fiancé, Vida Kennedy, joined him in Tampa, where they were married. A short time later, Colby was to leave for Europe.

A steadfast Chelsea memory grew from Colby’s first official flight when he broke formation and "buzzed" Chelsea’s Main Street, his personal farewell to his family and hometown. Longtime rumor has it that he flew so low that his crew could look into the windows of one house on Maple Avenue. As speaker Ashley Lincoln said in her tribute to Colby, "…Ken’s departure from his homeland was in step with his adventurous spirit."

But the glory of war soon turned more gruesome for Colby as he was stationed near Fogia, Italy and served in the 15th Airforce, 5th Bomb Wing, 99th Bombing Group, 347th Squadron. His combat crew lived in tents along a landing zone.

In Lincoln's words:

"Up until Feb 25, 1945, Colby’s routine bombing missions had gone like clockwork. However, on his 26th mission over Linz, Austria, his B-17 sustained heavy flack damage from 20-millimeter anti-aircraft guns and lost three of four engines. Colby contemplated landing the badly damaged plane in Russia; he advised his crew they could bail out and risk being captured.

"But then Colby and his crew did the impossible—they lightened the plane as much as possible. The crew threw everything out of the aircraft but the kitchen sink and amazingly, Colby returned his crew and the B-17 safely back to Fogia."

Flying Cross

Colby was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for that exploit.

Between November 1944 and April 1945, Colby flew 53 combat missions, Lincoln said. He clocked over 227 combat hours. In addition to the Distinguished Flying Cross, he was also awarded a medal from the Austrian government for his heroism and bravery.

On April 20, 1945, he was awarded the Oak Leaf Clusters for "meritorious achievement in aerial flight while participating in sustained operational activities against the enemy from March 4 to April 11, 1945."
To announce his arrival back in the states, Colby once again flew over Chelsea village in his B-17. One of his crew members even threw a duffel bag into a pasture to mark Colby’s return.

Now a decorated war hero, Colby quickly resumed his life in Chelsea. He was able to meet his new son, Richard, for the first time and his young family thrived on their family farm at the edge of the village. He operated a logging business for a time and then he and Vida started a milk bottling facility, selling their product right in Chelsea.

Since he was still in the Army Reserves, Colby received his orders to serve in the Korean War. He was assigned to the 5th Air Force base called K-6 near Pyongtaek, Korea. Here he was a member of the 6149th Tactical Control Group and flew T-6 planes, also known as Mosquitoes. He marked locations for jet bombings. The Mosquitoes were low-flying, slow-moving two-seater planes. They acquired their nickname from the Chinese and North Korean troops who thought the planes sounded like mosquitoes and the "sting" of bombs and artillery would soon follow.

Colby remained in Korea until June 1952 when he was assigned to Instructor Pilot duty at San Marcos Air Force Base in Seguin, Tex. On Aug. 26, 1952, Colby was killed in a tragic flight training accident in the Texas sky.

His death shook the Chelsea community to its core, as so many found it unfair that he survived so many days in combat only to perish back in the safe American sky.

Paying Homage

Last week’s ceremony was an emotional homage to Colby’s memory. His widow and only son, Vida Martin and Dick Colby, were presented with a hand-made display case filled with Colby’s medals along with the flag from this Mosquito Unit in Korea.

Retired Cpl. AG Lynn Ostrander, the only living member of Colby’s first B-17 crew, attended the program and shared his memories of Colby. He was in the plane when they "roared down" Main Street on the way to Europe. He remembered hearing that they shook the dishes in Colby’s mother’s cupboard.
Ostrander described Colby as "a good pilot, a good leader, a good man," and hailed, "well done, Lt. Colby."

Colby’s family was well-represented; his three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren were all in attendance, along with his sister Gail Cumming, and brother Merle. The program concluded with a parade to Colby’s gravesite in the Highland Cemetery. The family was escorted in wagons pulled by Colby’s preferred John Deere tractors.

The Chelsea hero’s grandson and namesake, Kenneth Lloyd, and great-grandson, Kenneth Jacob, drove the 1950 John Deere MT tractor, that Colby bought new himself, to the cemetery. Dick Colby found the tractor and bought it a few years ago. He then restored it in honor of his father.

As the tractor sputtered down Chelsea’s Main Street, the memory of Lt. Kenneth Lloyd Colby was alive and strong.

By Emily Marshia, Jun 9, 2005


Parents: Edwin Harold COLBY and Gertrude Hope MEDCALF.

Spouse: Vida Marquerite KENNEDY. Kenneth Lloyd COLBY and Vida Marquerite KENNEDY were married about 1944. Children were: Richard Lloyd COLBY.


Kenneth M. COLBY was born in 1927 in Illinois. He appeared in the census on 9 APR 1930 in Kent, Warren County, Indiana. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Glen Leslie COLBY and Hazel H. OSBORNE.


Kenneth Maxwell COLBY was born on 26 MAR 1903 in Sheridan, Hamilton County, Indiana. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Iola, Allan County, Kansas. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 19 DEC 1967 at Monroe, Ouachita County, Louisiana. Parents: Ulysses Grant COLBY and Violsa BLANCHARD.


Kenneth Rosco COLBY was born on 17 NOV 1918 in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York. He appeared in the census in 1930 in Norfolk, St. Lawrence County, New York. (living at home with father.) He died on 17 MAR 2000 at Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida. He had Social Security Number 140-10-3640 . He served in the military.
USS Princeton reunites WWII Sailor with fallen shipmates
Ensign Jeremy Boback, USS Princeton public affairs
Posted 04/02/03

ABOARD USS PRINCETON AT SEA -- Fifty-eight years after the carrier USS Princeton (CVL 23) was lost at the Battle for Leyte Gulf, one of its survivors, the late Lt. Kenneth R. Colby, was reunited with his shipmates in a solemn burial at sea ceremony aboard USS Princeton (CG 59).

While transiting toward the Arabian Gulf, the crew of the guided missile cruiser paused March 26 to salute a shipmate of the “greatest generation” and commit Colby to the sea in the vicinity of where the fourth ship to bear the name Princeton sank.

During the autumn of 1944, U.S. naval action in the Pacific theatre focused on driving the Japanese from the Philippines. The Japanese knew that if they lost control of the Philippines they would lose the war. In a major effort to drive out all U.S. forces, they moved three battle groups toward the island of Leyte. The Battle for Leyte Gulf began Monday, October 23,.

At 9:38 a.m. on Tuesday, October 24, a lookout aboard the Independence-class carrier Princeton spotted a Japanese dive-bomber making a shallow dive at the ship. Discovering Princeton and her Task Group in the Sibuyan Sea, the plane dropped a 500-pound bomb from 1,200 feet. Crashing through the carrier’s flight deck and hangar, the bomb exploded, igniting aircraft laden with torpedoes and fuel. Within minutes, the carrier became an inferno.

Princeton lost 108 men and 1,361 Sailors survived.

Abandoning Princeton when the order was given, Colby spent hours in oil-filled waters until rescued by one of its escort ships. Serving in the aircraft maintenance department of the VF-27 squadron aboard Princeton, he saw action in some of the most famous engagements of the Pacific theatre during the World War II: Philippine Sea, Hollandia, Guam, Tinian and Saipan. Following the tragedy at Leyte Gulf, Colby, a Norfolk, N.Y., native, advanced through the ranks to become a chief warrant officer and limited duty officer. After 30 years of naval service, he retired as a lieutenant in 1970 and resided in Jacksonville, Fla., at the time of his passing in 2000. According to his daughter, Valerie Colby of Dallas, Colby requested his remains be scattered in waters near the sunk Princeton.

At the same early morning hour that a Japanese bomber attacked the carrier Princeton in 1944, Princeton’s current crew assembled with heads bowed in prayer, a 48-star U.S. flag, an heirloom of Colby’s family, was lowered to half-mast. The crew’s chaplain, Lt. Marc DiConti recalled the final hours of Princeton and read from the 46th Psalm and the 8th Chapter of Romans.

He spoke of giving Colby “the honor due his service aboard a ship which name we bear, and which heritage we share.” As taps was sounded and a seven-man firing squad rendered a three-volley salute, DiConti interred Colby to the hollowed waters near Leyte Gulf.

-USN-
Parents: Rosco John COLBY and Ella HOURIHAN.


Kenneth Stonehill COLBY was born on 25 OCT 1925 in Winthrop, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 10 APR 1930 in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Lawrence Carlton COLBY and Celia Elizabeth STONEHILL.

Spouse: Ann G. DEMUTH. Kenneth Stonehill COLBY and Ann G. DEMUTH were married on 16 DEC 1950 in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine.


Kenneth Tufts COLBY was born in NOV 1897 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Homer Wayland COLBY and Edith Louisa TUFTS.


Kenneth Wayne COLBY was born on 1 MAY 1905 in Trout Run, Jackson County, Wisconsin. He appeared in the census on 5 APR 1910 in Irving, Jackson County, Wisconsin. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 5 JAN 1920 in Irving, Jackson County, Wisconsin. (living at home with father and mother.) He died in APR 1973 at Pemberton Burlington County, New Jersey. He had Social Security Number 060-05-8002 . He was buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Burlington County, New Jersey Parents: William Lloyd COLBY and Isabella HOSTRAWSER.

Spouse: Verna May NORCROSS. Kenneth Wayne COLBY and Verna May NORCROSS were married on 11 FEB 1929 in Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey. Children were: Doris May COLBY, William L. COLBY, Kenneth Wayne "Ken" COLBY Jr..


Kenneth Wayne "Ken" COLBY Jr. was born in SEP 1940 in Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey. He died on 26 DEC 2007 at Edgewater, Volusia County, Florida.
KENNETH "KEN" COLBY
Edgewater, FL resident
Kenneth "Ken" Colby, age 67 of Edgewater, FL, passed away December 26, 2007.

Born in Mount Holly, New Jersey, Mr. Colby moved to Edgewater, Florida five years ago. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He retired from the State of New Jersey as a state administrator. He was a well known local New Jersey athlete for many years and graduated from Pemberton High School, class of 1958. He loved animals, cooking, camping, boating, gardening, fishing and coaching sports, but his true love was his wife and family.

He is sadly missed by his wife of forty-three years, Diane (Wing) Colby of Edgewater, FL; four daughters, Carol (Scott) Hubler of Berea, Ohio, Nancy (Dwayne) Klier of Middleburg Heights, Ohio, Kimberly (Jim) Wolfe of Southampton, NJ, and Patricia (Gary) Marcum of Mount Holly, NJ. "Poppy" to eight grandchildren, Bryan and Sandra Hubler, Haley and Jacob Klier, Joshua and Colby Wolfe, Cameron and Hannah Marcum. Brother of Bill (Charlotte) Colby of Southampton, NJ, and sister, Doris Bird of Waterford Works, NJ, and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Verna and Kenneth Colby, Sr. and brother-in-law, Charles Bird.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date in his home state of New Jersey.

Parents: Kenneth Wayne COLBY and Verna May NORCROSS.

Spouse: Diane L. WING. Kenneth Wayne "Ken" COLBY Jr. and Diane L. WING were married about 1964.


Kenneth Wayne COLBY was born on 24 OCT 1952 in Denver, Arapahoe County, Colorado. He died on 12 NOV 1998 at Denver, Arapahoe County, Colorado. Parents: Robert Myron COLBY and Lois Jean FRANK.


Kenneth Wayne COLBY was born on 24 OCT 1952 in Denver, Arapahoe County, Colorado. He died on 12 NOV 1998 at Denver, Arapahoe County, Colorado. Parents: Wesley Eugene COLBY and Wanda VINING.


Kenneth William COLBY was born on 22 MAY 1914 in Rockland, Knox County, Maine. He appeared in the census in 1930 in South Thomaston, Knox County, Maine. (living at home with father.) He died on 26 JUL 1978 at Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine. He was buried in the Achorn Cemetery at Rockland, Knox County, Maine Parents: William Walter COLBY and Dorothy B. LURVEY.


Kent LaVor COLBY was born on 12 NOV 1944 in Salina, Sevier County, Utah. He was christened/baptized on 7 FEB 1945 in Redmond, Sevier County, Utah. Kent was blessed by Wilford Rasmussen and LaMar Bosshardt at the family home. Murvin was in the service at the time Kent was born.

He was ordained a Deacon on 16 DEC 1956 in Richfield, Sevier County, Utah. He was ordained a Teacher on 21 DEC 1958 in Richfield, Sevier County, Utah. He was ordained a Priest on 22 JAN 1961 in Richfield, Sevier County, Utah. He graduated in 1963 in Richfield, Sevier County, Utah. Richfield High School
Kent has been very successful in his lifetime. He has always been ambitious, loving, and kind. During his lifetime he has been employed and worked at numerous radio and TV stations in Montana, Minnesota, Michigan, and Utah. In recent years he has owned and operated the two Richfield stations, KSVC/KKWC. He says he is a jack-of-all trades, as he is a news reporter, announcer, disc jockey, salesman, editor, writer, and computer tecnician.

On June 11, 1986, Karie Jean Colby, Kent's 17 year old daughter was killed in an automobile accident north of Richfield. She was returning home from Salina in her Volkswagon and apparently feel asleep and did not negotiate a turn, rolled twice, the car came to rest on its side. The car had apparently rolled over Karie.

Kent also had the misfortune of having his 17 year old son narrowly escape drowning when Lance and two friends were riding rubber innertubes over a waterfall on the Sevier River near Big Rock Mountain in Marysvale Canyon and it dumped him in the fast-moving water. The family members were told that Lance actually drowned, but through the efforts of his two friends and others who assisted in his care, got him breathing again. His two friends had just completed a CPR class and they gave Lance cordiopulmonary rescuscitation. Lance was taken by ambulance to Richfield for emergency care and then transferred to Utah Vallely Hospital in Provo. He was in intensive care for about a week, but it seemed like a miracle how fast he recovered.

Parents: Murvin LeRoy COLBY and Nelda HANSEN.

Spouse: Jean Pearl DAVISON. Kent LaVor COLBY and Jean Pearl DAVISON were married on 23 JUL 1965 in Helena, Lewis & Clark County, Montana. They were divorced. Children were: Corie Kaye COLBY, Karie Jean COLBY, Lance Kent COLBY.

Spouse: Nicole BONHAM. Kent LaVor COLBY and Nicole BONHAM were married on 15 JUL 1995 in Wrangell, Alaska.


Kermit M. COLBY was born on 14 NOV 1930 in Britton, Marshall County, South Dakota. Parents: Floyd R COLBY and Zoe HUTCHINGSON.


Photo Keziah COLBY was born on 11 MAY 1696 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850. Amesbury, listed as Colbey.) She died on 3 NOV 1754 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. She was buried in the Bartlett-Union Cemetery at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts 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: Samuel COLBY and Dorothy AMBROSE.

Spouse: David CURRIER. David CURRIER and Keziah COLBY were married on 11 DEC 1718 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) Children were: Electa CURRIER, Dorothy CURRIER, David CURRIER, John CURRIER, Miriam CURRIER, Richard CURRIER, Lieut. Edmund CURRIER, Isaac CURRIER, Mary CURRIER.

Spouse: Jacob BAGLEY. Jacob BAGLEY and Keziah COLBY were married on 2 JUN 1748 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.)


Keziah COLBY was born on 23 JUL 1738 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. She was baptized on 30 JUL 1738 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. She died in SEP 1773 at Sandown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Member of the Sandown Church, 1759. Died unmarried.
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: Orlando COLBY and Keziah ROWELL.


Keziah COLBY was born on 25 DEC 1773 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) She died on 15 APR 1820 at Haverhill, Grafton County, New Hampshire. SOURCES: (1) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970; (2) "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: Elijah COLBY and Ruth PLATTS.

Spouse: Stephen DUNCKLEE. Stephen DUNCKLEE and Keziah COLBY were married about 1794 in Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Children were: Betsey DUNCKLEE, Nancy DUNCKLEE, Moses DUNCKLEE, Olive DUNCKLEE, Achsah DUNCKLEE, Elsie A. DUNCKLEE, Stephen DUNCKLEE, William DUNCKLEE (twin), Wilson DUNCKLEE (twin), Daniel DUNCKLEE.


Kim Yvonne COLBY was born on 14 APR 1955 in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma. Parents: Verlyn Lavier COLBY and Glennie Yvonne LEGATE.

Spouse: Charles F. REGENHARD. Charles F. REGENHARD and Kim Yvonne COLBY were married about 1975.


Kimball COLBY was christened/baptized on 14 JUN 1752 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died young. He has Ancestral File Number 18GS-7XB. 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. Listed as Collby; (3). "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Jacob COLBY and Susannah SARGENT.


Photo Kimball COLBY was born on 6 MAR 1758 in Newton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He was baptized on 9 JUL 1758 in Newton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1790 in Dunbarton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. free white males over 16: 1; free white male under 16: 0; free white females: 3. He died on 6 APR 1839 at Dunbarton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He has Ancestral File Number 18GS-80P. He was buried in the East Cemetery at Dunbarton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire 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: Jacob COLBY and Susannah SARGENT.

Spouse: Sarah (COLBY). Kimball COLBY and Sarah (COLBY) were married about 1779.


Kimball COLBY was born on 25 OCT 1831 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with mother) He died on 18 APR 1865 at Campton, Grafton County, New Hampshire. Parents: David COLBY and Polly BATCHELDER.

Spouse: Rosina SPENCER. Kimball COLBY and Rosina SPENCER were married about 1855.


Photo Kimball Gleason COLBY was born on 9 FEB 1873 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 2 JUN 1900 in Methuen, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) He died in 1928. He was buried in the Walnut Grove Cemetery at Methuen, Essex County, Massachusetts
Amherst College Class of 1895

Colby, Kimball Gleason. S. of Joseph K. and Mary A. (Gleason), b. Boston, F. 9, 1873. Chi Psi.
Prepared Phillips Acad., Andover. Harvard L. S., 1895-96; teacher Lakewood, N. J., brief time; with Globe Worsted Mills, Lawrence, 1896-1900; with Telegram Publishing Co., Lawrence, 1900-. Member Public Safety and Liberty Loan Committees, World War. Director Nat. Bank of Methuen; trustee Broadway Savings Bank, Lawrence; director Morris Plan Bank, Lawrence; member Methuen school board, 6 yrs.; Methuen water board, 1 yr.
Address, Methuen, Mass.

Parents: Joseph Kimball COLBY and Mary Ada GLEASON.


Kitty Inez COLBY was born on 14 MAR 1889 in Day County, North Dakota. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records for South Dakota.) She appeared in the census on 25 JUN 1900 in East Benton, Webster County, Missouri. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Alfred Morgan COLBY and Ruth Ella HARRINGTON.


Kraston Lyle COLBY was born on 12 DEC 1982 in Fairview, Major County, Oklahoma. Parents: Bradley Lyle COLBY and Katherine BROWN.


Kristen Marie COLBY was born in 1989. Parents: Robert Kenneth COLBY Jr. and Kim DUBEC-BLAZYN.


Kurt Leigh COLBY was born on 15 MAR 1978 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Parents: Halstead Norman COLBY Jr. and Carole S. (Touchette) CLARK.


Kyle James COLBY was born on 8 OCT 1990. Parents: James Hugo COLBY and Gayle Marie WYUM.


Kyle Jon COLBY was born on 19 MAR 1968 in Carlton County, Minnesota. Parents: Carl Winchester COLBY and Beverly Alice FOSS.

Spouse: Jennifer Ann DODDS. Kyle Jon COLBY and Jennifer Ann DODDS were married about 1991. Children were: Haley Alison COLBY, Hannah Alyssa COLBY.


La Verane COLBY was born in OCT 1925 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. She appeared in the census on 18 APR 1930 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. (living at home with mother and father.) Parents: Roy Burdett COLBY and Emily Victoria SODERBERG.


Laban COLBY was born in JUL 1855 in Chifton, Calumet County, Wisconsin. He appeared in the census on 30 JUL 1860 in Charlestown, Calumet County, Wisconsin. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 22 AUG 1870 in White River, Muskegon County, Michigan. (living at home with mother and step-father.) He appeared in the census on 9 JUN 1880 in Marshall, Clay County, Nebraska. He appeared in the census on 14 JUN 1900 in White River, Muskegon County, Michigan. Parents: Hazen James COLBY and Mary Catharine HILTON.

Spouse: Mary Etta MIDDAUGH. Laban COLBY and Mary Etta MIDDAUGH were married about 1883.


Photo Lafayette COLBY was born on 4 MAY 1824 in Sunapee, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Wendall, Sullivan County, New Hampshire.
Occupants listed at this residence:
Name Age/Sex Occupation Worth Birth School
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Lafayette Colby 26 M Farmer NH
Sylvia 21 F NH
George H. 1 M NH
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He appeared in the census on 11 JUN 1860 in Sunapee, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. In 1860 he was a farmer in Sunapee, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Sunapee, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Sunapee, Sullivan County, New Hampshire.
Census Place: Sunapee, Sullivan, New Hampshire
Source: FHL Film 1254768 National Archives Film T9-0768 Page 394C
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Lafayett COLBY Self M M W 56 NH
Occ: Farmer Fa: NH Mo: NH
Sylvia A. COLBY Wife F M W 49 NH
Occ: Keeping House Fa: NH Mo: CANADA
Frank E. COLBY Son M S W 28 NH
Occ: Laborer Fa: NH Mo: NH
Eugene H. COLBY Son M S W 21 NH
Occ: Laborer Fa: NH Mo: NH
Ida M. COLBY Dau F S W 19 NH
Fa: NH Mo: NH
Belle E. COLBY Dau F S W 12 NH
Occ: At School Fa: NH Mo: NH
Allie M. COLBY Dau F S W 9 NH
Occ: At School Fa: NH Mo: NH
Francelia C. COLBY Dau F S W 7 NH
Occ: At School Fa: NH Mo: NH
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He died on 16 APR 1892 at Sunapee, Sullivan County, New Hampshire.
Name: Lafayette Colby
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Death Date (Original): 16 Apr 1892
Death Date (Standardized): 16 Apr 1892
Death Place: Sunapee
Gender: Male
Race (Original): W
Race (Standardized): White
Age: 70
Estimated Birth Year: 1822
Birthplace: Sunapee, , New Hampshire
Marital Status: Married
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Father: Jacob Colby
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Mother: Miriam Blaisdell
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Clerk's Locality: Sunapee, , New Hampshire
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Film Number: 1001068
Digital Folder Number: 4243491
Image Number: 00519
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Collection: New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947
He was buried in the Village Cemetery at Sunapee, Sullivan County, New Hampshire Parents: Jacob COLBY and Mariam BLAISDELL.

Spouse: Sylvia A. COLLINS. Lafayette COLBY and Sylvia A. COLLINS were married on 21 NOV 1847 in Wendall, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (SOURCES: (1) FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Lafayette, Marriage: Sylvia Ann COLLINS, Date: 21 Nov 1847; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire; (2) FHL Film 15322; Sunapee Town Records, Vol. 1, 1778-1844.) Children were: George Henry COLBY, Frank E. COLBY, Anjenette COLBY, Joannah L. COLBY, Laura E. COLBY, Eugene Herbert COLBY, Ida M. COLBY, Infant COLBY, Elire Belle COLBY, Allie M. COLBY, Francelia M. COLBY.


Lafayette COLBY was born in NOV 1846 in Michigan. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Phelpstown, Ingham County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 16 JUN 1900 in Tawas City, Iosco County, Michigan. Parents: Rev. Thomas Wells COLBY and Eliza Ann HOAR.

Spouse: Laura Ann HASKELL. Lafayette COLBY and Laura Ann HASKELL were married on 16 MAR 1884 in Tawas City, Iosco County, Michigan. Children were: Zenas Eugene COLBY, Archie Warren COLBY, Elmer Thomas COLBY.


Lafayette COLBY was born on 20 JUN 1849 in Holland, Erie County, New York. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Holland, Erie County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1860 in Holland, Erie County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1870 in Holland, Erie County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1880 in Holland, Erie County, New York. (living at home with father and mother) He died on 7 MAR 1913. Parents: Mitchell COLBY and Chestina ROGERS.

Spouse: Abigail JACKSON. Lafayette COLBY and Abigail JACKSON were married on 10 OCT 1872 in Holland, Erie County, New York. Children were: Amy Merrill COLBY.


Photo Lance Kent COLBY was born on 19 NOV 1969 in Austin, Mower County, Minnesota. (SOURCE: Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002.) Parents: Kent LaVor COLBY and Jean Pearl DAVISON.

Spouse: Shirley SACCO. Lance Kent COLBY and Shirley SACCO were married on 10 SEP 1994 in Albany, Albany County, New York. They were divorced in 2001 in Ketchikan, Alaska. Children were: Austin Kent COLBY.

Spouse: Mary Elizabeth Morningstar MOLZEN. Lance Kent COLBY and Mary Elizabeth Morningstar MOLZEN were married on 13 JUL 2002 in Woodbridge, Prince County, Virginia. Children were: Colin Bellrock COLBY, Simon Youngswallow COLBY.


Lance Orlo COLBY was born on 24 MAR 1885 in Clinton County, Indiana. (SOURCE: Clinton County, Indiana Index to Birth Records, 1882-1920, Volume I-II.) He appeared in the census on 12 JUN 1900 in Warren, Clinton County, Indiana. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 3 APR 1930 in Warren, Clinton County, Indiana. He died on 22 JAN 1959 at Clinton County, Indiana. Parents: Samuel Theodore COLBY and Lorinda Jane FRAZIER.

Spouse: Florence Ethel (Johnson) GRIFFIN. Lance Orlo COLBY and Florence Ethel (Johnson) GRIFFIN were married about 1920. Children were: Kenneth Jean COLBY, Robert Arland COLBY.


Photo LaRae COLBY was born on 8 MAY 1938 in Sigurd, Sevier County, Utah. She died on 17 SEP 2010 at Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah. Her obituary appeared in the Springer-Turner Funeral Home, Richfield, Sevier County, Utah on 17 SEP 2010.
Springer Turner Funeral Home


LaRae Colby Anderson
(May 8, 1938 - September 17, 2010)

Salt Lake City/ Sigurd, Utah - Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, LaRae Colby Anderson, age 72, died unexpectedly in the early morning hours of Friday, September 17, 2010 in Murray, Utah.

She was born May 8, 1938 in Sigurd, Utah, a daughter of Walter Elisha and Georgia Iola Manwill Colby. She grew up in Sigurd and attended Richfield High School.

She married Hal Anderson, July 17, 1955 in Fredonia, Arizona.

She was a member of the LDS Church. She worked in nursing and enjoyed caring for others.

LaRae is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Hal Anderson, of Salt Lake City; her children: Gina Anderson of Salt Lake City; Tawnya and Mark Duvall of St. George; Theresa and Geoff Marshall of Nashville, Tennessee; Craig Anderson of Tremonton; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; brothers: Larry LeGrande and Christine Colby of Salt Lake City; Walter Don and Jeannine Colby of Monroe; Douglas Ray and Joyce Colby of Lehi; Steven and Shirley Ann Colby of Sigurd.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Marceil and Dustin Snedeger; and a great-grandson, Blake Sorenson.

There will be no formal services, but friends and family are invited to a viewing on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 from 6 to 8 P.M. at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Richfield. At her request, her remains will be cremated and burial will take place at a later date under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

Parents: Walter Elisha COLBY and Georgia Iola MANWILL.


Larry COLBY. (SOURCE: FHL Film 414876, "Ancestry and descendants of the Darien (New York) Colbys : genealogy of five Colby brothers who came to Darien from Canaan, New Hampshire, about 1812" by Rex Chase Bartlett.) Parents: Merlyn A. COLBY and Marion EADIE.


Photo Larry Eugene COLBY was born on 28 NOV 1947 in Phillipsburg, Phillips County, Kansas. He died on 13 NOV 2005 at McCook, Red Willow County, Nebraska.
Larry Eugene Colby
Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Nov. 28, 1947--Nov. 13, 2005
Larry Eugene Colby, 57, died Sunday (Nov. 13, 2005) at his home in McCook.

He was born Nov. 28, 1947, at Phillipsburg, Kan., to Benjamin and Geneva (Arment) Colby. He attended Phillipsburg High School.

He married Faye Harrison on Sept. 17, 1981, in Oberlin. They made their home in McCook.

He worked in the oil fields and owned a tree service before working for Burlington Northern Railroad.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Eugene Allen Colby; two brothers, Aaron Colby and Gary Colby; and one sister, Dorothy Colby.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Colby of McCook; one son, Jason Colby and wife, Brandie of McCook; one daughter, Teresa Kipp of McCook; three stepchildren, Richard Kramer and wife, Kim of Atwood, Teri Desrocher and husband, Dave of Exeter, Mo., and Micky Saville; three brothers, Don Colby and wife, Delores of Dixon, Mo., Darrell Colby and wife, Shirley and Howard Colby and wife, Rita of Phillipsburg; one sister, Marlene Gonzales of McCook; relatives; and friends.

Services will be Friday, 10:30 a.m., at Herrmann Memorial Chapel in McCook with the Rev. Dr. Jeffery Thurman officiating. Inurnment will be Saturday, 1 p.m., in Phillipsburg.

Memorials are being accepted in his name at Herrmann Funeral Home of McCook, which is in charge of arrangements.


He was buried on 18 NOV 2005 in the Fairview Cemetery at Phillipsburg, Phillips County, Kansas He had Social Security Number 515-44-9173 . Parents: Benjamin F. "Ben" COLBY and Geneva ARMENT.


Larry L. COLBY was born about 1934. Parents: Walter Elisha COLBY and Georgia Iola MANWILL.


Larry Lee COLBY was born on 30 MAY 1938 in Forman, Sargent County, North Dakota. Parents: Edward A. COLBY and Winnie Leah STERNER.

Spouse: Anna ROHM. Larry Lee COLBY and Anna ROHM were married on 29 AUG 1958. Children were: Michael Larry COLBY, Thomas Allen COLBY, Roy Todd COLBY, Ray Edward COLBY.


Larry Michiel COLBY. Parents: Robert Michiel COLBY and Leona Gladys CARPENTER.


Larry Royce COLBY was born on 23 MAR 1965 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. Parents: Royce Milton COLBY and Elizabeth AHLES.


Larry Wayne COLBY was born on 24 FEB 1948 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Parents: Chester Earl COLBY and Eileen May GILBERT.

Spouse: Franceen CUFF. Larry Wayne COLBY and Franceen CUFF were married on 1 JUL 1976 in East Pepperell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.


Larry Willard COLBY was born on 6 JUL 1930 in Oxnard, Ventura County, California. He died on 21 APR 1999 at Quartzsite, La Paz County, Arizona. Parents: Earl Henry COLBY and Mina Mae ANDERSON.


Laura COLBY was born in SEP 1825 in Lisbon, Grafton County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in 1850 in Lancaster, Coos County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother) She died on 5 JUL 1851 at Lancaster, Coos County, New Hampshire. Parents: Bagley COLBY and Abigail COUCH.


Laura COLBY was born in 1833 in Morgan, Orleans County, Vermont. She appeared in the census on 13 SEP 1850 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 20 JUN 1860 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. She appeared in the census on 28 JUN 1870 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Parents: Osmond V. COLBY and Cynthia CHURCH.

Spouse: James M. SOUTHARD. James M. SOUTHARD and Laura COLBY were married about 1858. Children were: Charles SOUTHARD, Ida SOUTHARD, Harriet SOUTHARD.


Laura COLBY was born in 1842 in Monroe, Ashtabula County, Ohio. She appeared in the census on 14 SEP 1850 in Monroe, Ashtabula County, Ohio. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 5 JUL 1860 in Monroe, Ashtabula County, Ohio. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: George COLBY and Mary B. PARKER.


Laura COLBY was born in 1852 in Ohio. She appeared in the census on 22 JUL 1860 in Shalersville, Portage County, Ohio. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 28 JUN 1870 in Shalersville, Portage County, Ohio. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Daniel COLBY and Cordelia NEWELL.


Laura COLBY was born on 16 JAN 1858 in Moose River, Somerset County, Maine. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Moose River, Somerset County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1870 in Tyrone, Kent County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) (BOOK SOURCE: "The Churchill Family in America" pub. by the Family of Gardner A. Churchill.) Parents: Spencer COLBY and Josephine CHURCHILL.


Laura COLBY was born about 1865. Parents: Blanchard William COLBY and Elizabeth FLOYDS.

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