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Olive A. COLBY was born on 19 JAN 1853 in Grantham, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: New England Historic Genealogical Society; Vital records of Enfield, NH.) She appeared in the census on 31 JUL 1860 in Grantham, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with mother and step-father.) She appeared in the census on 30 JUL 1870 in Grantham, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with mother and step-father.) She appeared in the census in 1880 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. She appeared in the census in 1900 in New Hampton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in 1920 in New Hampton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in 1930 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. She died on 11 JUL 1933. Parents: Hiram COLBY and Florinda Buell CLOUGH.

Spouse: Charles B. SMITH. Charles B. SMITH and Olive A. COLBY were married on 28 FEB 1871 in Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1001304; SMITH, Charles B. Age: 20 years, Marriage: Olive A. COLBY Age: 18 years, Date: 28 Feb 1871; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: Minnie M. SMITH, William E. SMITH, Alvin N. SMITH, Mary F. SMITH.

Spouse: Rufus FLANDERS. Rufus FLANDERS and Olive A. COLBY were married in 1885 in New Hampshire.


Olive A. COLBY was born in 1867 in Massachusetts. She appeared in the census on 6 JUL 1870 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Charles A. COLBY and Cordelia MOULTON.


Olive Ann COLBY was born on 12 OCT 1838 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Parents: Phinehas COLBY and Nancy DARRAH.


Olive B. COLBY was born on 20 OCT 1835 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine. She appeared in the census in 1850 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother) She appeared in the census on 12 JUN 1860 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine. Parents: Joseph COLBY and Olive STINSON.

Spouse: Charles WEED. Charles WEED and Olive B. COLBY were married about 1856 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine. Children were: Bertha WEED, Charles WEED.

Spouse: John DOYLE. John DOYLE and Olive B. COLBY were married on 4 DEC 1859 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine.


Olive E. COLBY was born on 14 SEP 1885 in Nebraska. She appeared in the census in 1900 in Arlington, Washington County, Nebraska. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1930 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. She died on 10 JUN 1960. She was buried in the Colby (Morley) Cemetery at Arlington, Washington County, Nebraska Parents: Orrin COLBY and Etta LEACH.

Spouse: Albert Eberhard BIHLER. Albert Eberhard BIHLER and Olive E. COLBY were married about 1905.


Olive Emma COLBY was born on 1 DEC 1854 in Oswego, Oswego County, New York. She appeared in the census in 1860 in Bennington, Shiawassee County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1870 in Milan, De Kalb County, Illinois. (living at home with father and step-mother.) She died on 15 JUN 1937.
MRS. OLIVE COFIELD

Olive Colby, first child of Edwin and Katherine Simmons Colby, was born December 1, 1854 in Oswego, New York. She came to Illinois with her parents when a small child. They settled in Shabbona Township and she has lived all her life in this community. She was married to Peter Cofield December 31, 1873. To them seven children were born, three of whom preceded her in death. Her husband died in 1912. She entered into church with the M. E. Church of Lee and has been a faithful member for fifty years or more. She was a woman of strong character, loyal to her convictions and true to her ideals. She was of a social nature and had a large circle of friends. She will be greatly missed, especially in her own neighborhood.

Those who remain to mourn her loss are: Three sisters, Mrs. George Fleming and Mrs. George Delbridge of DeKalb and Mrs. Elida Shambo of Aurora: one daughter, Mrs. Henry Heeg of Sandwich; three sons, Allie and Bert of Lee, and Charles of Baildon, Canada; three brothers, R. E. Colby of Lee, Sherman Colby of Shabbona, and Edwin Colby of Milan; also ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren survive her.

Mrs. Cofield passed away Tuesday evening, June 16, at 6:30 P.M., 1937, at the age of 82 years, 4 months and 16 days.

Services were held at one and one-thirty respectively in the home and church, the pastor, F. K. Rich officiating.

Many and beautiful bouquets showed something of the love and sympathy relatives and friends had for her. Burial was in Rosehill cemetery beside her husband who died 24 years ago.

A Kindly Word from her Pastor
Not only will the community miss our departed friend but the church as well.

From the time of our coming to Lee seven years ago to the time of her departure she was ever the same in her attitude toward her pastor and church.

It was, therefore, a privilege to be with her, even to the last, and learn from her something of the secret that was responsible for her faith, fortitude, and hope in God. It was because she had long ago learned the lesson of trust in her heavenly Father.

And now that she was crossing over the last milestone she placed her feet firmly upon the threshold of the eternal with the same faith and inward peace that characterized her all along the pathway while she lived and loved and worked with us in the various activities of the church.

No wonder she asked as the text for today the one I shall use shortly.

If her suffering and disappointments were great, her joys were even greater, for had not God given her a long life, a large family to comfort her, and a fellowship with God, that recompensed her for any losses or sorrows that she might have had?

True, the past year has been one of suffering, but it also caused her to deepen her faith in God and in her religious convictions that grew stronger until the very last.

And now our fellowship with her has been changed; hers is a fellowship with the God whom she loved and loved ones who preceded her to that better land. For us, moreover, her life and example will remain a constant inspiration, for she is one of our very few whom we might justly call Mother of Israel, Saint, and Christian. Her life in the body has gone out but her spirit shines in upon us as we remember her for what she was, a disciple of the Lord, Steadfast, true and triumphant.


CARD OF THANKS

We wish to thank the many friends and neighbors for their acts of kindness and sympathy during the long illness and recent death of our beloved Mother.

The Cofield families and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Heeg and family.

Parents: Edwin R. COLBY and Catherine SIMMONS.

Spouse: Peter COFIELD. Peter COFIELD and Olive Emma COLBY were married on 31 DEC 1873. Children were: Edwin Ruthven COFIELD, George COFIELD, Emma Dora COFIELD, Alvin William COFIELD, Charles Albert COFIELD, Bert J. COFIELD, Ora Belle COFIELD.


Olive F. COLBY was born on 31 JAN 1908 in Topsham, Sagadahoc County, Maine. She appeared in the census on 10 JAN 1920 in Topsham, Sagadahoc County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) She died on 6 OCT 2004.
Olive F. Stetson


10/11/2004

HARPSWELL - Olive F. Stetson, 96, of Bailey Island, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at her home, Tip Top, where she had lived for 40 years.

She was born in Topsham, Jan. 31, 1908, a daughter of James and Clara Bartlett Colby. Her grandfather was Topsham's last Civil War veteran.

She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, George Edward Stetson.

Survivors include three daughters, Judith Eleanor Cobau of Charleston, S.C., Barbara Messamore of Amherst, N.H., and Gail Stetson Hollenbeck; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorial donations may be made to the Orr's and Bailey Island Rescue, P. O. Box 158, Orr's Island, ME 04066.

Arrangements by Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick.

Parents: James Wescott COLBY and Clara May BARTLETT.


Olive F. COLBY was born on 2 SEP 1914 in Hillsborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 7 JAN 1920 in Hillsborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Alton Cyrus COLBY and Susan Gertrude CRAM.


Olive G. COLBY was born in SEP 1884 in New York. She appeared in the census on 2 JUN 1900 in Sweden, Monroe County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: George Edward COLBY and Annie HOLT.


Olive M. COLBY was born on 16 MAY 1873 in McHenry County, Illinois. She appeared in the census in 1900 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. (3 children, 2 living.) She appeared in the census in 1910 in Nunda, McHenry County, Illinois. (7 children, 6 living.) She appeared in the census in 1920 in Nunda, McHenry County, Illinois. She appeared in the census in 1930 in Crystal Lake, McHenry County, Illinois. She died on 18 MAY 1952 at Crystal Lake, McHenry County, Illinois. Parents: Clarence W. COLBY and Henrietta THURWELL.

Spouse: Lee Alvin LOCKWOOD. Lee Alvin LOCKWOOD and Olive M. COLBY were married on 19 SEP 1895 in Woodstock, McHenry County, Illinois. Children were: Hazel LOCKWOOD, Lester Clarence LOCKWOOD, Louis M. LOCKWOOD, Howard LOCKWOOD, Donald LOCKWOOD, Beatrice LOCKWOOD.


Olive M. COLBY was born in MAY 1874 in Niles, Berrien County, Michigan. She died in 1905 at St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. She was buried in the Riverside Cemetery at Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan Parents: William W. COLBY and Virginia M. (COLBY).


Olive Maria COLBY was born on 21 MAR 1832 in Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan. She appeared in the census on 24 AUG 1850 in Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 22 JUN 1860 in Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan. She appeared in the census on 22 SEP 1870 in Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan. She died on 12 AUG 1874 at Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan. Parents: Ephraim COLBY and Alice Belinda ALLEN.

Spouse: Robert BRADFORD. Robert BRADFORD and Olive Maria COLBY were married on 16 MAR 1852 in Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 0973980; Record of marriages 1827-1919; index to marriages 1827-1959 Oakland County (Michigan). County Clerk.) Children were: Sarah E. BRADFORD, Agnes BRADFORD, Mary B. BRADFORD, John E. BRADFORD, Hattie BRADFORD, Frank R. BRADFORD, Grace Manah BRADFORD.


Olive Melissa COLBY was born on 22 APR 1852 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. She appeared in the census in 1870 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1880 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. Parents: Albert S. COLBY and Alice B. BROOKS.

Spouse: Frank Worthing RAMSEY. Frank Worthing RAMSEY and Olive Melissa COLBY were married on 18 JAN 1875 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine.


Olive Ruby COLBY was born on 14 FEB 1901 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
Name: Olive R.
Gender: Female
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Birth Date: 14 Feb 1901
Birthplace: Warner, New Hampshire
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Race: White
Father's Name: Warren M. Colby
Father's Birthplace: Warner, N. H.
Father's Age: 28y
Mother's Name: Alice M. Pierce
Mother's Birthplace: Warner, N. H.
Mother's Age: 24y
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C01892-6
System Origin: New Hampshire-EASy
Source Film Number: 1003063
Reference Number: p 7
Collection: New Hampshire Births and Christenings, 1714-1904
She appeared in the census in 1910 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1920 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She died on 6 NOV 1973. Parents: Warren M. COLBY and Alice M. PIERCE.


Olive Stuart COLBY was born on 4 JAN 1817 in Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. She died on 14 APR 1817 at Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. 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. Parents: Barnard Hoit COLBY and Grace BROWN.


Oliver COLBY was born on 5 AUG 1784 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Eliphalet COLBY and Apphia FLANDERS.


Oliver COLBY was born on 10 JUN 1793 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He died on 27 OCT 1850 at Piasa, Macoupin County, Illinois. He appeared in the census on 31 OCT 1850 in Macoupin County, Illinois. He has Ancestral File Number 3RWG-6F. He was buried in the Bethel Ridge Cemetery at Atwater, Macoupin County, Illinois Parents: Nicholas COLBY and Lois MARTIN.

Spouse: Sophronia HOWLETT. Oliver COLBY and Sophronia HOWLETT were married on 16 MAY 1820 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; Marriage: Sophronia HOWLIT; Date: 16 May 1820; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: Isaac COLBY, Harriet Melissa COLBY, George S. COLBY, Mary J. COLBY, Mercy Jane COLBY, Lois Ann COLBY, John H. COLBY, Joel COLBY, Sarah S. COLBY.


Oliver COLBY was born on 9 JUN 1811 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He appeared in the census in 1840 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (2 boys, 5 to 10; 1 boy 10 to 15. self and wife.) He appeared in the census on 5 AUG 1850 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 22 JUN 1860 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He died on 1 DEC 1862 at Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
Name: Oliver Colby
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Death Date (Original): 01 Dec 1862
Death Date (Standardized): 01 Dec 1862
Death Place: Henniker
Gender: Male
Race (Original): W
Race (Standardized): White
Age: 51
Estimated Birth Year: 1811
Birthplace: Henniker, New Hampshire, United States
Marital Status: Married
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Father: Eliphalet Colby
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Mother: Lydia
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Clerk's Locality: Henniker, , New Hampshire
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Film Number: 1001068
Digital Folder Number: 4243491
Image Number: 00721
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Collection: New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947
He was buried in the Colby Cemetery at Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire SOURCES: (1) New Hampshire, 1850 U.S. Census / Henniker, Merrimack County, August 5, 1850 Oliver Colby age: 39 Farmer Val. of R/E: 3,000; (2) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970. Parents: Eliphalet COLBY and Lydia W. HEATH.

Spouse: Rachel CLOUGH. Oliver COLBY and Rachel CLOUGH were married on 28 MAR 1833 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Oliver Age: 22 years, Marriage: Rachel CLOUGH, Date: 28 Mar 1833; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: Andrew J. COLBY (twin), George W. COLBY (twin).


Oliver COLBY was born about 1846 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine. Parents: Oliver Lane COLBY and Abigail Yeaton KNOWLTON.


Oliver COLBY was born on 7 NOV 1914. He died in SEP 1973. Parents: Claude Christian COLBY and Ethel Elston BOBB.


Oliver COLBY was born in 1916 in Grant, Franklin County, Nebraska. She appeared in the census on 21 JAN 1920 in Inavale, Webster County, Nebraska. (living at home with mother.) She appeared in the census in 1930 in Grant, Franklin County, Nebraska. (living at home with father.) Parents: Clarence COLBY and Minnie Maria MOSER.


Oliver Allen COLBY was born on 6 SEP 1908 in Independence, Marion County, Oregon. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Croisan, Marion County, Oregon. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 30 JUN 1996 at Vancouver, Clark County, Washington.
Columbian, The (Vancouver, WA) - July 2, 1996
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Oliver A. Colby -- Vancouver

Oliver A. Colby, 87, died in Vancouver at the home of his niece and her husband, Ardyce and James Colby, Sunday, June 30, 1996, of cancer. He had worked as a logger in Alaska for 30 years.

Mr. Colby moved to Vancouver four months ago from Kennewick, Wash. Born Sept. 6, 1908, in Independence, Ore., he enjoyed singing and playing his harmonica.

Survivors include three sisters, Berniece Westfall of Juneau, Alaska, Mildred Lifevbre of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Marylou Hudson of Olivehurst, Calif.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lavona, in 1987, and a son, Richard, in 1994.

There will be a private service. Davies Cremation and Burial Services is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Southwest, Box 1600, Vancouver, WA 98668.


He had Social Security Number 542-09-0750 . Parents: George Ephraim COLBY and Lillian Anne SHIRLEY.


Oliver Bowers COLBY was born on 9 FEB 1818 in Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont. (SOURCE: General index to vital records of Vermont, early to 1870.) He appeared in the census on 10 JUL 1860 in Monroe, Ashtabula County, Ohio. He appeared in the census on 10 JUN 1870 in Ottumwa, Coffey County, Kansas. He appeared in the census in JUN 1880 in Hampden, Coffey County, Kansas. He appeared in the census on 1 MAR 1895 in Hampden, Coffey County, Kansas. He died before 1900 at Hampden, Coffey County, Kansas. Parents: Page COLBY and Mary MORRILL.

Spouse: Rosemond Augusta CADY. Oliver Bowers COLBY and Rosemond Augusta CADY were married on 13 APR 1842 in Lake County, Ohio. (SOURCE: Oliver B. Colby married Augusta Cady; Date: 13 Apr 1842; LAKE CO. OHIO MARRIAGES, 1840-1851, pub. Selby Pub. 1983.)

Groom's Name: Oliver B. Colby
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Bride's Name: Augusta R. Cady
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Marriage Date: 13 Apr 1842
Marriage Place: Lake, Ohio
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02355-8
System Origin: Ohio-EASy
Source Film Number: 974915
Reference Number: p. 45
Collection: Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958
Children were: George P. COLBY, Emma C. COLBY.


Oliver Bowers COLBY was born on 28 FEB 1850 in Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont. (Calculated from age given at time of death.) He appeared in the census in 1850 in Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 1 JUN 1860 in Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 30 AUG 1863 at North Monroe, Grafton County, New Hampshire. Parents: John Frederick COLBY and Mariah S. HIGGINS.


Oliver Eugene COLBY was born on 16 FEB 1915 in Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008.) Parents: Bertha L. COLBY.

Spouse: Lucy Mary OSMER. Oliver Eugene COLBY and Lucy Mary OSMER were married on 16 OCT 1936 in Woodstock, Windsor County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Marriage Records, 1909-2008.) Children were: George William COLBY, Helen Louise COLBY.

Spouse: Marie Elizabeth (Doucetta) DURGIN. Oliver Eugene COLBY and Marie Elizabeth (Doucetta) DURGIN were married on 26 SEP 1947 in Woodstock, Windsor County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Marriage Records, 1909-2008.)


Oliver Lane COLBY was born on 24 DEC 1826 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine.
Occupants listed at this residence:
Name Age/Sex Occupation Worth Birth School
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Oliver Colby 24 M Sailor ME
Abigail 26 F ME
Melissa 5 F ME
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He appeared in the census in 1880 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine.
Census Place: Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine
Source: FHL Film 1254480 National Archives Film T9-0480 Page 273A
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Oliver COLBY Self M M W 53 ME
Occ: Shoe Maker Fa: ME Mo: ME
Abigail COLBY Wife F M W 54 ME
Occ: Keeping House Fa: ME Mo: ME
Alonzo COLBY Son M S W 21 ME
Occ: Fisherman Fa: ME Mo: ME
Else COLBY Dau F S W 14 ME
Occ: At School Fa: ME Mo: ME
Abbie H. COLBY Dau F S W 9 ME
Fa: ME Mo: ME
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He died on 13 NOV 1904 at Stonington, Hancock County, Maine. Parents: Abraham COLBY and Sally LANE.

Spouse: Abigail Yeaton KNOWLTON. Oliver Lane COLBY and Abigail Yeaton KNOWLTON were married on 6 MAY 1846 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine. Children were: Melizza Elwood COLBY, Oliver COLBY, Abigail COLBY, Sarah Knowlton COLBY, William Henry COLBY, Alonzo Knights COLBY, Abraham Thurlow COLBY, Elsie W. COLBY (twin), Elmer E. COLBY (twin), Abbie Francis COLBY.


Oliver M. COLBY was born in OCT 1895 in Gilford, Belknap County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Gilford, Belknap County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: John Dame COLBY and Mabel Annie SCOTT.


Oliver N. COLBY was born on 15 NOV 1853 in Illinois. He appeared in the census on 3 AUG 1860 in Montgomery County, Illinois. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 15 JUL 1870 in Morris, Carroll County, Missouri. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 18 OCT 1893. Parents: George S. COLBY and Chiney SHARP.


Oliver Pharoah COLBY was born on 4 JUL 1884 in Hampden, Coffey County, Kansas. He appeared in the census on 1 MAR 1895 in Hampden, Coffey County, Kansas. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1900 in Hampden, Coffey County, Kansas. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 15 FEB 1963 at Los Angeles County, California. Parents: George P. COLBY and Lecretia Drusilla SHEPARD.


Oliver Roy COLBY was born in AUG 1879 in Zanesville, Montgomery County, Illinois. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Zanesville, Montgomery County, Illinois. (living with father) He appeared in the census in 1900 in Litchfield, Montgomery County, Illinois. (living at home with mother.) Parents: Joel COLBY and Emma Stella DAVIS.


Olivia S. COLBY was born in 1824 in Maine. She died on 11 JAN 1846 at Chesterville, Franklin County, Maine. She was buried in the Zion Hill Cemetery at Chesterville, Franklin County, Maine Parents: Page COLBY and Judith HADLEY.


Ollie COLBY was born in 1872 in Loramie, Shelby County, Ohio. She appeared in the census in JUN 1880 in Loramie, Shelby County, Ohio. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: William H. COLBY and Mary J. NOLAND.


Omer John COLBY was born in NOV 1943. Parents: Leon H. COLBY and Rowena M. GREENIER.

Spouse: Norma TRIPP. Omer John COLBY and Norma TRIPP were married about 1965. Children were: Rowena "Lee" COLBY, Omer John COLBY Jr..


Omer John COLBY Jr. was born in APR 1969. Parents: Omer John COLBY and Norma TRIPP.

Spouse: Karen Lee BATCHELDER. Omer John COLBY Jr. and Karen Lee BATCHELDER were married on 13 APR 1996 in Richmond, Lincoln County, Maine.


Onalee COLBY was born in 1922 in Barber, Faribault County, Minnesota. She appeared in the census on 24 APR 1930 in Delavan, Faribault County, Minnesota. (lving at home with father and brother.) Parents: Charles C. COLBY and Sophia (COLBY).


Ora COLBY was born in 1869 in Montville, Waldo County, Maine. She appeared in the census in 1870 in Montville, Waldo County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1880 in Burnham, Waldo County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: John L. COLBY and Fanny E. SAWYER.


Ora COLBY was born in MAR 1895 in Minnesota. He appeared in the census on 6 JUN 1900 in Alba, Jackson County, Minnesota. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Charles COLBY and Maranda (COLBY).


Ora Allen COLBY was born on 6 DEC 1875 in McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois. (SOURCE: WWI Draft Registration Card.) He appeared in the census in 1880 in Chebanse, Iroquois County, Illinois. (living at home with father and mother) In 1900 he was a Poultry raiser in Jocko, Flathead County, Montana. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Jocko, Flathead County, Montana. In 1910 he was a Postal Clerk in Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana. He appeared in the census in 1910 in Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana. In 1920 he was an Export and Import Business in Seattle, King County, Washington. (Self employed.) He appeared in the census in 1920 in Seattle, King County, Washington. He died on 16 NOV 1924 at Josephine County, Oregon. (SOURCE: Oregon Death Index, 1903-98.) (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Gideon A. COLBY and Mary Etta MERCHANT.

Spouse: Alice C. CONKLIN. Ora Allen COLBY and Alice C. CONKLIN were married about 1896. Children were: Wendell Allan COLBY, Paul Ora COLBY, Noel Thomas COLBY, Mary R. COLBY.


Ora Alonzo COLBY was born on 28 JUN 1875 in Woodstock, Windsor County, Vermont. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Woodstock, Windsor County, Vermont. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 14 JUN 1900 in Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut. He appeared in the census on 10 MAY 1910 in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He appeared in the census on 3 JAN 1920 in North Irwin, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He appeared in the census on 3 APR 1930 in Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. Parents: Charles Bradford COLBY and Mary Octavia WASHBURN.

Spouse: Elisie Roxie KNEEN. Ora Alonzo COLBY and Elisie Roxie KNEEN were married in SEP 1898. Children were: Gordon Bradford COLBY, William Marshall COLBY, Mary Alice COLBY, Ethel Marion COLBY.


Ora Carl COLBY (twin) was born on 8 DEC 1837 in Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont. He appeared in the census in 1880 in McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois.
Census Place: Mchenry, Mc Henry, Illinois
Source: FHL Film 1254228 National Archives Film T9-0228 Page 221D
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Ora C. COLBY Self M M W 42 VT
Occ: General Merchant In Dry Goods Fa: VT Mo: VT
Amma COLBY Wife F M W 36 IL
Occ: Keeping House Fa: VT Mo: VT
Albert COLBY Son M S W 13 IL
Occ: At Home Fa: VT Mo: IL
Lulu COLBY Dau F S W 9 IL
Occ: At School Fa: VT Mo: IL
Stella COLBY Dau F S W 3 IL
Fa: VT Mo: IL
He died on 16 NOV 1916 at Crystal Lake, McHenry County, Illinois.
Crystal Lake Herald
Crystal Lake, Illinois
(McHenry County)
Thursday, November 23, 1916

HOMAGE TO PIONEER

Many Pay Last Respects To
Departed Citizen

MOURN AT BIER OF O. C. COLBY

Funeral Largely Attended, Many Com-
ing From a Distance - Comforting
Words by Rev. Grose

Funeral services for our esteemed citizen, Ora C. Colby, were held in the Methodist Episcopal church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, and were largely attended, many from other towns being present to pay their last respects to a man whose life was a splendid story of commercial achievements coupled with enthusiastic and helpful work in the service of church and community, and loving devotedness to his wife and family. The words of Rev. Wm. E. Grose, who officiated, were most comforting and full of the loving sympathy and kindliness that brings consolation to the bereaved ones. By request two selections, "Waiting and Watching For Me," and "It Is Well With My Soul," were sung by Dr. H. Macon Fay and John Walkup, who also sang as their own selection, "Tarry With Me."

Ora C. Colby was born in Danville, Vt., Dec. 8, 1837. At the age of 3 he was brought by his parents to McHenry county, Ill., where, with the exception of the ten years between 1867 and 1877, he had been a resident to the time of his departure from this life, which occurred at his late home Thursday, Nov. 16, 1916. He was nearing his seventy-ninth birthday. Surrounded by brother, wife, one daughter and two sons, he passed peacefully away,

Thus closes a life of unusual activity, which began with the handicap of a serious affliction in early youth, which caused his parents and friends to fear for his life. But a sturdy spirit, indomitable will and a clean life overcame the obstacle, and he lived to achieve a competence for himself and family, an honored name in the commercial world and a place in community and church affairs that has been wide-reaching in its influence.

He was married at Wilmot, Wis., June 12, 1864, to Emma E. Colby. Seven children were born to them, six of whom survive, one daughter having died in early youth. The remaining six children - Bert W. of Loyal, Wis., Carl O. of Pittsville, Wis., Earl H. of Ridgefield, Ill., E. C. of Crystal Lake, Mrs. R. Pryor of Wauconda and Mrs. Lulu Sherburne of Crystal Lake - were all present at the funeral services. In addition to the children here named there are ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One brother, John Colby of Clifton, Ill., and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Sherburne of McHenry, survive him, and were also present.

By his death goes out from our midst a notable character, whose activities were wide-reaching, and numerous. An early settler, an old-time merchant and valuable citizen. In early life he united with the Methodist Episcopal church, and for more than half a century was zealous in its cause. When the present church was built in Crystal Lake he was one of the trustees, and gave largely of time and money for its erection. His commercial activities were numerous and far-reaching, beginning at McHenry, Ill., and from there reaching out to Saybrook and Gibson City, Ill., thence to Neosha, Mo., afterwards at Granby, Mo., then back to Crystal Lake. Using his home town as a center, he again reached out to Lake Geneva, Ill., and Mason City, Ia., and other points in Wisconsin, carrying on real estate and mercantile interests with the mind and hand of a master of affairs.

Such, briefly told, are a very few of the accomplishments of only one of the pioneers who saw the large possiblities of this splendid section of the middle west, and with broad vision and splendid energy, worked out for themselves and posterity a heritage that is rich in resources and possibilities for the future.

The remains were laid to rest in the family lot in Union cemetery. Those from out of town who attended the services Sunday were: Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Colby and sons James and Raymond of Loyal, Wis., Miss Florence Colby of Oshkosh, Wis., Carl Colby of Pittsville, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Earl Colby of Ridgefield, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Pryor of Wauconda, John Colby of Clifton, Ill., Mrs. Sarah Sherburne and Miss Ann Sherburne of McHenry, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Harrison of Ringwood, Charles Colby and Mrs. M. C. Colby of Des Moines, Ia., and Mrs. D. S. Kemp of Maywood, Ill.

He has Ancestral File Number 1HV7-JR7. He was buried in the Union Cemetery at Crystal Lake, McHenry County, Illinois
History of McHenry County, Illinois, 1885
Inter-State Pub. Co.
Chicago, 1885
p. 85

O. C. Colby was born in Danville, Vt., Dec. 8, 1837, a son of Ira and Mary Colby. His educational advantages were limited, but being ambitious he obtained a good commercial education. He came West with his parents in September, 1840. Being a cripple he was unable to work on the farm, and in 1858 went into the store of O. W. Owens to learn the jeweler's trade. He remained with Mr. Owens a year, and then engaged in business for himself, combining drugs with jewelry. In 1867 he went to Central Illinois, and remained there and in Southern Missouri till 1877, when he returned to McHenry, and in company with his brother opened a general store, having a branch store in Nunda. In 1882 they divided the stock, O. C. taking the store in Nunda. He carries a stock of $15,000 or $18,000, and has an annual sale of about $30,000. Mr. Colby was married June 12, 1864, to Emma E., daughter of W. and A. Colby. They have five children - Bert W., Lule E., Carl O., Earl H., and Ernest E. Politically Mr. Colby is a Republican. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity. He and his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.

(Ed. note: Mr. Colby died November 16, 1916, per his obituary)




(BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Ira COLBY and Mary G. STOCKER.

Spouse: Emma Ezilda COLBY. Ora Carl COLBY (twin) and Emma Ezilda COLBY were married on 12 JUN 1863 in Wilmot, Kenosha County, Wisconsin. Children were: Albert Webster COLBY, Lulu E. COLBY, Stella COLBY, Ora Carl COLBY, Earl Henry COLBY, Ernest Claude COLBY, Addie Lenora COLBY.


Ora Carl COLBY was born on 17 JAN 1881 in Nunda, McHenry County, Illinois. He died on 8 JAN 1968 at Loyal, Clark County, Wisconsin.
Crystal Lake Herald
Crystal Lake, Illinois
(McHenry County)
Thursday, January 18, 1968

Carl Colby, 86, of Loyal, Wis., brother of Earl, Ernest, and Bert, all of Crystal Lake who preceded him in death, died Jan. 8 at the Memorial hospital in Neillsville, Wis.

There were also three sisters in the family. Stella passed away at the age of eight, and Lulu Sherburne died several years ago.

The only survivor in the immediate family is Mrs. Ray (Addie) Prior of Loyal. Nieces and nephews live in Crystal Lake.

Carl Colby was born Jan. 17, 1891, in McHenry, and reared in Crystal Lake, attending the Crystal Lake schools. The Colby "homestead" was then on N. Walkup ave.

He attended Valparaiso university, Valparaiso, Ind. He worked as a railroad telegraph operator as a young man and then entered business in general merchandise stores at Spencer, Abbotsford and Pittsville, Wis. He remained a bachelor. For almost 30 years, he lived in Loyal, Wis. He was a member of the Masnoic Lodge at Abbotsford.

Funeral services were on Jan. 12 at the Myre Funeral home in Loyal, with the Rev. Ellen Shaw of the Methodist church officiating. Burial was in Loyal cemetery.

He had Social Security Number 396-44-9124 .
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Wisconsin

Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 54456
Localities: Christie, Clark, Wisconsin
Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin
(BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Ora Carl COLBY (twin) and Emma Ezilda COLBY.


Ora Eugene COLBY was born in 1869 in Dover, Lake County, Michigan. He appeared in the census in JUN 1880 in Dover, Lake County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Francis Milton COLBY and Almira H. MCLESBY.


Ora N. COLBY was born on 22 DEC 1902 in Illinois. He appeared in the census in 1910 in McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois. (living at home with father.) He appeared in the census in 1920 in McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois. (lving at home with father.) He died in APR 1966 at McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois. He had Social Security Number 347-09-9218 . Parents: Newell Frank COLBY and Agnes THOMAS.

Spouse: Mrs Ora N. COLBY. Ora N. COLBY and Mrs Ora N. COLBY were married date unknown. Children were: Wendell COLBY, Neal COLBY, Paul COLBY, Mary COLBY.


Ora Rugg COLBY was born on 9 APR 1815 in Reading, Windsor 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 12 OCT 1850 in Sherburne, Rutland County, Vermont. He died about 1860. He was also known as Orrin Rugg COLBY. Parents: Archibald McClary COLBY and Mary WYMAN.

Spouse: Martha W. DAMES. Ora Rugg COLBY and Martha W. DAMES were married about 1839. Children were: Henry W. COLBY, Martha A. COLBY, Angeline W. COLBY, Charles Bradford COLBY, Louis A. COLBY, Sopha COLBY.


Ora V. COLBY was born in 1862 in New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 14 JUL 1870 in Rochester, Strafford County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 21 JUN 1880 in Rochester, Strafford County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother) Parents: Alston Gilman COLBY (twin) and Susan Jane GAREY.


Oral Nathaniel COLBY was born on 2 AUG 1894 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 25 APR 1910 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 12 JAN 1920 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 20 JAN 1920 in Bethel, Oxford County, Maine. In 1920 he was a salesman - furniture in Bethel, Oxford County, Maine. He appeared in the census on 5 APR 1930 in Cumberland, Cumberland County, Maine. He died in DEC 1972 at Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine. He was buried in the Moss Side Cemetery at Cumberland, Cumberland County, Maine Parents: Ernest A. COLBY and Clara A. PAIGE.

Spouse: Lorenia M GROVES. Oral Nathaniel COLBY and Lorenia M GROVES were married on 26 MAR 1921 in Maine.

Spouse: Arlene PATERSON. Oral Nathaniel COLBY and Arlene PATERSON were married on 29 DEC 1929 in Cumberland, Cumberland County, Maine. Children were: Elizabeth May COLBY.

Spouse: Dallas GARLAND. Oral Nathaniel COLBY and Dallas GARLAND were married on 11 MAR 1943 in Cumberland, Cumberland County, Maine.


Ordensa COLBY was born in 1875 in Eldred, Mckean County, Pennsylvania. Parents: Amon COLBY and Sarah M. LANGWORTHY.


Oren Vernon COLBY was born on 20 JUL 1890 in Fairfax, Franklin County, Vermont. He appeared in the census on 6 JUN 1900 in Fairfax, Franklin County, Vermont. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 30 JAN 1965 at Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008.) Parents: Orrin B. COLBY and Anna G. KENNISON.

Spouse: Sarah G. RANNY. Oren Vernon COLBY and Sarah G. RANNY were married on 8 NOV 1916 in Craftsbury, Orleans County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Marriage Records, 1909-2008.) Children were: George Albert COLBY, Daughter COLBY, Carrol Cecil COLBY, Lloyd Elmer COLBY.


Orient COLBY was born in 1878 in Minnesota. Parents: Joseph COLBY and Adelia L. BELDING.


Orinda COLBY was born in 1833 in New Hampshire. Parents: James COLBY and Betsey (COLBY).

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