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Roger Lee COLBY was born on 16 MAY 1946 in Midland, Midland County, Michigan. He was a Minister for the First United Methodist Church. Parents: Amerst Everett COLBY and Mary Elizabeth CONRAD.


Rohlin Willard COLBY was born on 22 JAN 1896 in Hazelton, Shiawassee County, Michigan. He appeared in the census on 7 JUN 1900 in Hazelton, Shiawassee County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 22 APR 1910 in Hazelton, Shiawassee County, Michigan. (living at home with father.) He was also known as Rolland W. Colby. Parents: William Therman S. COLBY and Maude (COLBY).

Spouse: Neva BEIL. Rohlin Willard COLBY and Neva BEIL were married on 30 JUL 1919 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. Children were: Lawrence R. COLBY.


Roland Arthur COLBY was born on 6 NOV 1906 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) He appeared in the census on 25 APR 1910 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 6 JAN 1920 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 9 APR 1930 in Queens, Queens County, New York. Parents: Percy Roland COLBY and Sadie A. PECK.

Spouse: Dorothy (COLBY). Roland Arthur COLBY and Dorothy (COLBY) were married about 1928. Children were: Roland Arthur COLBY Jr..


Roland Arthur COLBY Jr. was born on 23 AUG 1929 in Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 9 APR 1930 in Queens, Queens County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Roland Arthur COLBY and Dorothy (COLBY).


Roland Sidney COLBY was born on 19 AUG 1924 in Maine. He died on 5 APR 2000 at Safford, Graham County, Arizona. He had Social Security Number 004-24-8589. Parents: Rufus Edmond COLBY and Violet Emma KING.


Rolandus Clifford "Buster" COLBY was born on 19 AUG 1925 in Brodhead, Green County, Wisconsin. He died on 26 DEC 2006 at Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin.
Colby, Rolandus Clifford "Buster"
April 19, 1925 - December 26, 2006


(Published Wednesday December 27, 2006)

JANESVILLE -- Rolandus Clifford "Buster" Colby, 81, of 102 N. River St., Janesville, died at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006. He was born on April 19, 1925, in Brodhead, WI, son of Cecil and Hazel (Jones) Colby. He married Margaret Klossner on Dec. 11, 1945, at St. John Lutheran Church, Janesville.

Buster was a member of the U.S. Army for 4 years during World War II and served in North Africa and Italy. While in Italy he was transferred to the military police to help guard the coast and search ships that came in and left the port.

He was retired from the City of Janesville bus system.

Mr. Colby was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Center Township, where in the past he had served as an usher, on the financial board, and on campouts with the youth group, which he thoroughly enjoyed. He was a Boy Scout leader for 25 years with Troop #562 of the Loyal Order of Moose. Mr. Colby was a life member of Kienow-Hilt V.F.W. Post #1621 of Janesville, a member of American Legion Post 0367 of Milton, and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #197 of Janesville.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret; 3 daughters: Rose (Edward Jr.) Ames, Gloria (Michael) Spoden, and Heidi Colby and son, Gary (Linda) Colby, all of Janesville; special niece and nephew, Flo and Don Senn of Evansville; grandchildren: Michelle (John) Dammen, Tammy (Randy) Koegel, Shawn Spoden, Shane (Amy) Spoden, Brenda (Curtis) Topp, Shannon (Doug) Madsen, Shawnna (Advi) Shabani, Craig Colby and friend, Kimberly Block, Carrie Colby, Christopher Colby, Ryan Colby, Sammantha Colby, Tristan Spoden, all of Janesville, Todd (Lori) Ames of Ellensburg, WA, Preston (Lisa) Ames of Milton, Keith Colby of Indiana, Rachel Colby and Emily Colby of Idaho Falls, Idaho; 26 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Lucille Rook of Beloit, WI; an aunt, Mary Shuckhart of Oxford, WI; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Clifford Colby; daughter-in-law, Cynthia McCarthy Colby; brother, Leland "Bud" Colby; sister, Mardell Colby Dooley; as well as his parents and grandparents.

Visitations will be from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME, 1010 N. Wright Rd., Janesville, and from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH, Center Township. Funeral services will follow at 10:30 a.m. Friday at ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH, with Pastor Wilfred Grieser officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Brodhead, with military rites conducted by Kienow-Hilt V.F.W. Post #1621. Assisting the family is HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME (608-741-1713).


He was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery at Brodhead, Green County, Wisconsin Parents: Cecil COLBY and Hazel JONES.


Rolland Elmo COLBY was born on 16 OCT 1882 in Bowne, Kent County, Michigan.
Name: Rolland Elmo Colby
Birthdate: 16 Oct 1882
Birthplace: Bowne, Kent, Michigan
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): white
Father's name: Isaac C. Colby
Father's birthplace: Mansfield, Ohio
Father's age:
Mother's name: Delia M. Miller
Mother's birthplace: Wheatland, New York
Mother's age:
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Film number: 2320692
Digital GS number: 4207032
Image number: 842
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Reference number: item 3 p 337 rn 1506
Collection: Michigan Births 1867-1902

He died on 19 APR 1958 at Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan. He is buried in Merriman Cemetery, Lowell, Michigan.
Parents: Isaac Currier COLBY and Delia MILLER.

Spouse: Louise HUIZENGA. Rolland Elmo COLBY and Louise HUIZENGA were married on 21 NOV 1906 in Alto, Kent County, Michigan.


Rollin Freeman COLBY was born on 25 JAN 1885 in Kelso, Sibley County, Minnesota. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Kelso, Sibley County, Minnesota. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1910 in Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1930 in Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado. He died on 28 NOV 1952 at Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado. He was buried in the Mountain View Cemetery at Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado Parents: Edson John COLBY and Samatha MATTICE.

Spouse: Maude E. BROWN. Rollin Freeman COLBY and Maude E. BROWN were married in 1911 in Colorado. Children were: Elva J. COLBY, Edson Gerald COLBY.


Rollin LeRoy COLBY was born on 6 JUN 1946 in Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. Parents: Grant Corliss COLBY and Agnes Rebecca COX.

Spouse: Joyce RISLER. Rollin LeRoy COLBY and Joyce RISLER were married on 25 DEC 1965 in Osseo, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin. Children were: Wendy Diane COLBY, Barry Allan COLBY, Jason Wayne COLBY.


Rollo Blair COLBY was born on 2 OCT 1883 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 20 APR 1910 in Owen, Clinton County, Indiana. He appeared in the census on 4 APR 1930 in Owen, Clinton County, Indiana. He died on 20 JUL 1979 at Clinton County, Indiana. Burial: Geetingsville Cemetery, Clinton County, Indiana He had Social Security Number 305-30-3009 . Parents: Samuel Theodore COLBY and Lorinda Jane FRAZIER.

Spouse: Annis B. BOZWORTH. Rollo Blair COLBY and Annis B. BOZWORTH were married on 22 AUG 1905. Children were: Ralph Wayne COLBY, Herman Keith COLBY, Howard Phillips COLBY, Merle COLBY, Victor Elman COLBY, Vaughn Alden COLBY, Dale David COLBY.


Rollo Edward COLBY was born on 13 MAY 1899 in Amboy, Blue Earth County, Minnesota. He appeared in the census on 14 JUN 1900 in Shelby, Blue Earth County, Minnesota. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 9 JAN 1920 in Dunbar, Sargent County, North Dakota. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 17 APR 1930 in Whitestone Hill, Sargent County, North Dakota. He died on 22 MAR 1961 at Rutland, Sargent County, North Dakota. Parents: Elbridge Edward COLBY and Electa Louisa NICHOLS.

Spouse: Ella Bertina HANSON. Rollo Edward COLBY and Ella Bertina HANSON were married on 26 SEP 1923 in Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minnesota. Children were: Donald Kenward COLBY, Lois Maxine COLBY, Betty Jean COLBY, Audrey G. COLBY, Roger E. COLBY, Shirley June COLBY, Richard Rollo COLBY.


Rollo Wright COLBY was born on 24 AUG 1879 in Plainview, Wabasha County, Minnesota. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Plainview, Wabasha County, Minnesota. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 26 FEB 1944 at Hennepin County, Minnesota. (SOURCE: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002.) Parents: Loyal Dyke COLBY and Orilla AVERY.


Roma Leonard COLBY was born on 11 AUG 1872 in New York. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Holland, Erie County, New York. (living at home with father and mother) Parents: Joseph C. COLBY and Lucy Jane CALKINS.


Romanzo H. COLBY (twin) was born on 18 FEB 1839 in Erie County, New York. He appeared in the census on 13 AUG 1850 in Johnstown, Rock County, Wisconsin. (living at home with father and mother.) He served in the military from FEB 1864 to FEB 1865.
Name: Romanzo Colby ,
Residence: Oregon, Wisconsin
Enlistment Date: 22 February 1864
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: Wisconsin
Unit Numbers: 3089 3089
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 22 February 1864
Enlisted in Company I, 36th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 22 February 1864.
Wounded on 22 June 1864 at Jerusalem Plank Road, VA
Transferred Company I, 36th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 18 January 1865
Transfered in on 18 January 1865.
Mustered out on 09 February 1865

He appeared in the census on 11 AUG 1870 in Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin. He appeared in the census in 1910 in Belleville, Dane County, Wisconsin. (living with daughter Gertrude.) He died on 25 AUG 1915 at Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin. He was buried in the Storytown Cemetery at Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin
Romanzo H. Colby is another of the substantial citizens of the town of Oregon, who, by his industry and honorable methods has won for himself a reasonable competence and the respect and esteem of all who know him. He was born in Erie County, N. Y., on February 18, 1839, and his parents --- Giles and Julia (Childs) Colby --- were also natives of the Empire state. Our subject attended the district schools in the place of his birth until nine years of age, when, in 1848, the family removed to Wisconsin and settled near Mr. Zion, in Rock county, and he finished his education there. The father rented a farm on Rock Prairie, where he remained two or three years, and then moved his family to Monticello, where for two years he worked a farm on shares, and then moved to a farm in Rutland township, Dane county. He remained at the latter place about two years, and then moved to Exeter, in Green county, where the father, mother and oldest son died of typhoid fever, in 1854, the father being fifty-five years old at the time of his death. After this sad breaking of the home circle the remaining members of the family became scattered, and the surviving sons came to the town of Oregon, where the subject of this review commenced working by the month as a farm hand and continued so engaged for seven years, after which he began farming independently. But the tocsin of war soon called him from his peaceful pursuits, and on February 22, 1864, he enlisted as a private in Company I of the Thirty-sixth Regiment Wisconsin Infantry. This regiment was organized at Camp Randall, Madison, under the supervision of Col. Frank A. Haskell, and it left the state on May 10, 1864. With the regiment Mr. Colby participated in the fighting about Spotsylvania Courthouse, the second battle of Cold Harbor, and on the Jerusalem plank road. In the latter engagement, on June 22, 1864, he was severely wounded, receiving a bullet through his left arm, which made it necessary to have a part of the bone removed, and he was sent back to the Harwood hospital at Washington. He was transferred to the veteran reserve corps on January 18, 1865, and was mustered out on February 9, following, on account of the disability cause by the wound. Mr Colby has a picture, which he received in July, 1864, representing a view of the hospital where he was confined. After his discharge from the army he purchased ninety acres of land, lying east of his present residence, and built a dwelling house thereon in 1866, He then sold that property and purchased the place where he now resides. He has always followed the occupation of a farmer, and in that exclusive line of work has achieved flattering success, wholly unaided, excepting by the wise counsels and encouragement of a faithful wife. Mr. Colby now possesses two hundred and sixty acres of land. There were five children born to the parents of the subject of this review, and of these four are still living: Henry M. resides as Scranton, Ia.; Lorenzo, who is the twin brother of our subject, resides in Tuscola county, Mich.; and G. S. Colby resides at Willamette, Ore. Mr. Colby was married in the month of June, 1863, to Miss Louise Faulkes, daughter of John and Nancy (Ford) Faulkes, of the city of New York. She is one of a family of seven children, six of whom are living: Charles resides in Leroy, Ia.; Anna in now Mrs. Smith and resides at North Chicago; George resides on a farm near the subject of this review; and Emma resides in North Chicago.. Mr. and Mrs. Colby are the parents of eight children, the names and other information concerning whom follow: John L. married Elona Bird and resides in Wigra Park; Nona E. married Charles Baldwin, of Madison, and is now deceased; Ralph F. married Emma Balfour and resides in the village of Oregon; Gertrude married Ira Dalrymple and resides in Belleville; Charles Edward is deceased; Charles C. resides with his father; Arthur A. married Jane Leslie and resides on a farm near his father; Grace E. died in infancy. Mr. Colby is a Republican in his political affiliations, and has served one term on the Oregon town board. In religious faith he is a Spiritualist.

(BOOK SOURCE: "History of Dane County - Genealogical and Biographical." published in 1906 by the Western Historical Association, Madison, WI.)

Parents: Giles COLBY and Judith CHILDS.

Spouse: Lousia FAULKES. Romanzo H. COLBY (twin) and Lousia FAULKES were married in JUN 1861 in Wisconsin. Children were: John Lewis COLBY, Nona E. COLBY, Gertrude M. COLBY, Ralph F. COLBY, Charles Chester COLBY, Arthur A. COLBY.


Romelia COLBY was born on 27 AUG 1814 in New York. She died on 8 MAY 1891 at Cass County, Michigan. Parents: Samuel COLBY and Mrs. Samuel COLBY.


Ronald COLBY was born in 1936 in East Angus, Quebec, Canada. He died in 1936 at East Angus, Quebec, Canada. Parents: Chester Earl COLBY and Eileen May GILBERT.


Ronald C. COLBY was born on 21 APR 1924 in Laingsburg, Shiawassee County, Michigan. He appeared in the census on 26 APR 1930 in Mason, Ingham County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 25 JUN 1986 at Norton Shores, Muskegon County, Michigan. Parents: George Vernon COLBY and Verna (COLBY).

Spouse: Roberta J. BRADLEY. Ronald C. COLBY and Roberta J. BRADLEY were married on 21 APR 1945 in Jackson County, Michigan.


Photo Ronald Charles COLBY was born on 16 MAY 1925 in Pejepscot, Sagadahoc County, Maine. He appeared in the census on 29 APR 1930 in Topsham, Sagadahoc County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) He served in the military on 14 SEP 1943 in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine.
U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946

Name: Ronald C Colby
Birth Year: 1925
Race: White, citizen
Nativity State or Country: Maine
State: Maine
County or City: Sagadahoc

Enlistment Date: 14 Sep 1943
Enlistment State: Maine
Enlistment City: Portland
Branch: No branch assignment
Branch Code: No branch assignment
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life

Education: 4 years of high school
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 90
Weight: 400



He died on 19 JAN 2008 at Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine.
Ronald C. Colby Sr.
01/22/2008 TOPSHAM — Ronald C. Colby Sr., 82, of Main Street, Pejepscot Village, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, at the Mid Coast Senior Health Center in Brunswick.

He was born in the family home in Pejepscot on May 16, 1925, the son of Charles S. and Florence McDowell Colby. He attended Pejepscot schools and was a 1942 graduate of Brunswick High School.

During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps as an airplane mechanic gunner attaining the rank of sergeant.

On Aug. 13, 1949, he married Kathleen V. Chonko. She died March 4, 2005.

For more than 40 years, he worked at Pejepscot Paper Mill. From 1967 to 1985 he served as postmaster for Pejepscot. For many years, he and his wife owned and operated Colby's Market on Main Street in Pejepscot. Their store served as the center of Pejepscot, where local people would gather to catch up on families and events in the area.

The couple was reportedly world renown for their kolbasi, which they shipped all over the world.

He enjoyed coin and stamp collecting. He enjoyed taking walks and would often go to his "secret blueberry patches." He enjoyed spending quality time with his family and often entertained them at his home.

He was a member of the Elks, the American Legion and the Jaycees.

Surviving are three sons, Ronald Colby Jr. of Pejepscot, Gary Colby of Palm Desert, Calif., and Scott Colby and his wife, Terry, of Belgrade; a daughter, Gayle Seamen of Pejepscot; a brother, Robert Colby of Nevada; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he was also predeceased by a son, Kevin Colby, on Nov. 3, 1988.

Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Stetson's Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Andrew's Church in Pejepscot. Spring interment will be in Riverview Cemetery in Topsham.

Memorial condolences may be expressed at www.stetsonsfuneralhome.com


He was buried in the Riverview Cemetery at Topsham, Sagadahoc County, Maine Parents: Charles S. COLBY and Florence C. MCDOWELL.

Spouse: Kathleen V. CHONKO. Ronald Charles COLBY and Kathleen V. CHONKO were married on 13 AUG 1949 in Maine.


Ronald D. COLBY was born on 7 MAR 1924 in New Chester, Adams County, Wisconsin. He appeared in the census in 1930 in New Chester, Adams County, Wisconsin. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 21 JUN 1997. He had Social Security Number 396-20-4510 . Parents: George Daniel COLBY and Louisa F. ENGNATH.

Spouse: Joyce M. SEXTON. Ronald D. COLBY and Joyce M. SEXTON were married on 24 NOV 1951 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa.


Ronald Dale COLBY was born on 31 MAY 1938 in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan. He died on 25 OCT 1939 at Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan. Parents: Charles Isaac COLBY and Thelma Helen JOHNSON.


Ronald Edson COLBY was born on 14 DEC 1889 in Sunapee, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 2 MAY 1910 in Hanover, Grafton County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1930 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He died on 22 FEB 1953 at Laconia, Belknap County, New Hampshire. He had Social Security Number 001-05-3736. Parents: Frank E. COLBY and Sarah E. COLBY.

Spouse: Gertrude T. SULLIVAN. Ronald Edson COLBY and Gertrude T. SULLIVAN were married on 16 OCT 1912 in Hanover, Grafton County, New Hampshire. Children were: Richard Sullivan COLBY, Margaret M. COLBY, Ronald Edson COLBY Jr..


Ronald Edson COLBY Jr. was born on 28 FEB 1920 in Lancaster, Coos County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1930 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 21 AUG 1979 at West Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut. Parents: Ronald Edson COLBY and Gertrude T. SULLIVAN.

Spouse: Irene S. ASSELIN. Ronald Edson COLBY Jr. and Irene S. ASSELIN were married on 25 OCT 1940 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.


Ronald Joe COLBY was born on 9 NOV 1932 in Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas. He died on 23 AUG 1976 at Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas. He was buried on 25 AUG 1976 in Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas. Parents: Albert Warren COLBY and Nellie Dell LAWSON.


Ronald John COLBY was born on 21 JAN 1910 in Ludlow, Windsor County, Vermont. He died on 16 OCT 1983 at Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008.) He had Social Security Number 008-07-3303. He was also known as Ronald John McClure. Parents: John MCCLURE and Bessie KING. Parents: John Henry COLBY and Bessie KING.

Spouse: Alice Marie CLOGSTON. Ronald John COLBY and Alice Marie CLOGSTON were married on 6 MAR 1932 in Plymouth, Windsor County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Marriage Records, 1909-2008.) Children were: Leta May COLBY, Henry Albert COLBY.

Spouse: Myrtle Louise HEWLETT. Ronald John COLBY and Myrtle Louise HEWLETT were married on 12 MAY 1939 in Woodstock, Windsor County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Marriage Records, 1909-2008.) Children were: Kenneth Earl COLBY.


Ronald Lees COLBY was born on 4 JUN 1945 in Central Falls, Providence County, Rhode Island. Parents: Gordon Leonard COLBY and Dorothy Amanda BRIERLEY.


Photo Ronald Leon COLBY was born on 22 OCT 1937 in Lunenburg, Essex County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008.) He died on 4 FEB 2007 at Lunenburg, Essex County, Vermont.
RONALD COLBY


Ronald L. Colby, 69, of Lunenburg, died on Sunday, February 4, 2007 at Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster.

He was born in East Concord, Vt., on October 22, 1937, the son of Elwin and Verl (Fisher) Colby. Ronald was raised in East Concord, moving to Lunenburg after his marriage to Florence F. Roy on September 5, 1959.

For 45 years he worked in various paper mills, including Gilman Paper, Diamond International, James River and Wausau, retiring from Wausau in 1998. His hobbies included horseshoes and bingo, and he was an avid Red Sox and Celtics fan. His greatest enjoyment was family activities, especially time spent with his grandchildren.

The family includes his wife of 47 years, Florence of Lunenburg; three daughters, Melody Barney and her husband Jeff of Groveton, Marie Forbes and her husband Scott of Lancaster, Wendy Quimby and her husband Michael of Concord, Vt.; a son, Stephen Colby and his wife Kelley of Lunenburg; his eight grandchildren; two brothers, Donald Colby and his wife Marilyn of Wilder, Vt., and Robert Colby and his wife Cindy of Lancaster; sisters- and brothers-in-law Yvonne Henderson, George Roy, Norman Roy, Albert Roy, and Clayton and Robin Roy, all of Lunenburg, Irene Chase of Littleton, Verna Belle and Bobby Ingerson of Lisbon, Janette and Romaine Thompson of Mechanicsville, Va., Arlene and Brion Baird of Tucson, Ariz., and Ernest Roy of Bloomfield; and many aunts, nieces and nephews.

Memorial calling hours will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, February 8 at the Bailey Funeral Home in Lancaster. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. Leo?s Church in Lunenburg. Reverend Richard O'Donnell of St. Johnsbury will officiate.

Donations may be made in Mr. Colby's memory to the Lunenburg Fire Department, PO Box 82, Lunenburg, VT 05906; or to the Gilman Senior Center, Gilman, VT 05904. Those who wish to send an on-line condolences may go to www.baileyfh.net.

Parents: Elwin Arthur COLBY and Verl Erma FISHER.

Spouse: Florence Freda ROY. Ronald Leon COLBY and Florence Freda ROY were married on 5 SEP 1959 in Lunenburg, Essex County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Marriage Records, 1909-2008.)


Photo Ronald Murvin COLBY was born on 3 OCT 1941 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. He was christened/baptized on 2 NOV 1941 in Magna, Salt Lake County, Utah. He was ordained a Deacon on 25 OCT 1953 in Salina, Sevier County, Utah. Ordained by my father, Murvin L. Colby. He was ordained a Teacher on 11 DEC 1955 in Richfield, Sevier County, Utah. Ordained by Glen T. Warner. He was ordained a Priest on 27 OCT 1957 in Richfield, Sevier County, Utah. Ordained by Philip Peterson. He graduated in 1959 in Richfield, Sevier County, Utah. Richfield High School He was ill with Heart attack on 3 JUN 1996 in Kearns, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born with bad heart, had tetrology of the flow operation, 20 Jan. 1964. This repaired my birth heart problem.


Christmas past, remembering


I have been sitting here reminiscing about Christmases past. Some of the more pleasant times that come to mind are the Christmases we went to Grandma Colby's house for breakfast.

I grew up during the 40s & 50s in a rural town called Salina, Utah. The population at the time was around 1,000. I would guess that I'm related to about 60 percent of the people, one way or another. In a small town like this it wasn't too far to Grandma's house. None of this over the hill and through the woods stuff. You see, Grandma lived two houses away.

Having Grandma this close had its advantages. When I would run away from home and go to live with Grandma I didn't have far to go. Grandma would fix me a sandwich, get some homemade root beer, all the time listening to my problems, only as grandmothers can. It didn't take her long to soothe my feathers and talk me into going home. Maybe I did this just for the sandwich and root beer?

The family tradition every year was to go to Grandma's house for breakfast Christmas morning. All my uncles, aunts, and cousins that lived in Salina would be there. Grandma and Grandpa would hand out their presents to everyone as they arrived. But the best was the breakfast.

When you opened the front door, the aroma would about knock you clean off your feet. Now this wasn't just any old run of the mill breakfast. Everything was made from scratch, no store bought mixes. The hot cakes, from scratch, were as light as a feather. The maple syrup, hot off the stove. If you wanted homemade jam or jelly, it was there. Fresh churned butter. Fresh bacon and sausage, Grandma raised it herself. The sausage was my Grandmother's own special blend.

There was toast made from homemade bread. These slices were at least 1 inch thick and came as dark or as light as you wanted. All you had to do was scrape it to the color you liked. Almost forgot the fresh eggs that were gathered from the chicken coop that morning. And all this was cooked on a coal burning kitchen stove. The aroma from all of this cooking you can't imagine. You had to be there to savor all that flavor and aroma.

Thank you Grandma for the fond memories.

My Grandmother passed away in 1958.



Parents: Murvin LeRoy COLBY and Nelda HANSEN.

Spouse: Elaine CARTER. Ronald Murvin COLBY and Elaine CARTER were married on 21 JUL 1962 in Chester, Sanpete County, Utah. Children were: Ronald Murvin COLBY Jr., Rhonda Lee COLBY, Christine Elaine "Teeny" COLBY.


Photo Ronald Murvin COLBY Jr. was born on 2 APR 1963 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. He was christened/baptized on 2 JUN 1963 in Chester, Sanpete County, Utah. Parents: Ronald Murvin COLBY and Elaine CARTER.

Spouse: Bonnie Ann OVERSON. Ronald Murvin COLBY Jr. and Bonnie Ann OVERSON were married on 11 MAY 1983 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Children were: Brittany Ann COLBY, JaCoy Elaine COLBY, Sheridan James COLBY.


Ronald P. COLBY was born on 18 AUG 1930 in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He died in SEP 1993 at Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He had Social Security Number 010-22-0904 .
Social Security Death Index Record
Name:
Ronald P. Colby
SSN: 010-22-0904
Last Residence: 02148 Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States of America
Born: 18 Aug 1930
Died: Sep 1993
State (Year) SSN issued: Massachusetts (Before 1951 )

Parents: Clayton Willard COLBY and Irene J. PRESCOTT.


Rosa COLBY was born in 1874 in Groton, Tompkins County, New York. She appeared in the census on 25 JUN 1880 in Groton, Tompkins County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Lewis T. COLBY and Philinda L. AUSTIN.


Rosa COLBY was born in 1905 in Kansas. She appeared in the census on 28 JAN 1920 in Long Island, Phillips County, Kansas. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Charles Ira COLBY and Georgianna PIERCE.


Rosa H. COLBY was born in MAR 1870 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 1 AUG 1870 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Charles A. COLBY and Sarah (COLBY).


Rosa May COLBY was born in 1865. She died on 5 SEP 1867 at Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Film 15,575; New Hampshire Cemetery Records.)

Name: Rosa May Colby
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Death Date (Original): 05 Sep 1867
Death Date (Standardized): 05 Sep 1867
Death Place: Salisbury
Gender: Female
Race (Original): W
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Age: 2
Estimated Birth Year: 1865
Birthplace: Salisbury, , New Hampshire
Marital Status: Single
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Father: Seth N Colby
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Mother: Sarah A
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Clerk's Locality: Salisbury, , New Hampshire
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Film Number: 1001068
Digital Folder Number: 4243491
Image Number: 00768
Reference Number:
Collection: New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947
Parents: Seth Noble COLBY and Sarah A. QUIMBY.


Photo Rosa May COLBY was born in 1877 in Sunapee, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. She died in 1934. She was buried in the South Byfield Cemetery at Georgetown, Essex County, Massachusetts Parents: George Henry COLBY and Carrie A. OSBORNE.

Spouse: Ralph S. TARBOX. Ralph S. TARBOX and Rosa May COLBY were married on 26 JUN 1897 in Georgetown, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.)


Rosalie COLBY was born in 1848 in Eaton, Compton, Quebec, Canada. She appeared in the census on 21 SEP 1857 in Goodhue County, Minnesota. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 28 JUL 1860 in Goodhue County, Minnesota. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 1 JUN 1865 in Lake City, Wabasha County, Minnesota. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Ford COLBY and Mary Ann MCCLURE.

Spouse: William EVANS. William EVANS and Rosalie COLBY were married on 19 OCT 1867 in Wabasha County, Minnesota.


Photo Rosalie COLBY was born about 13 NOV 1886. She died on 13 MAY 1887 at Rock Creek, Menard County, Illinois. She was buried in the Rock Creek Cemetery at Rock Creek, Menard County, Illinois She was adopted in Illinois. Parents: Henry Herrick COLBY and Mary Ellen BONE.


Rosaline COLBY was born in AUG 1898 in Littleton, Grafton County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 12 JUN 1900 in Littleton, Grafton County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 18 APR 1910 in Littleton, Grafton County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Edwin Edward COLBY and Margaret Stephenson RAMSEY.


Rosamond COLBY was born on 21 MAY 1805 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) She appeared in the census in 1860 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
Occupants listed at this residence:
Name Age/Sex Occupation Worth Birth School
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Rosamond Couch 55 F NH
Edgar 26 M NH
Charles H. 24 M NH
Lucian 21 M NH
Judith Sargent 83 F Mass
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She died on 11 SEP 1874 at Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Film 1003063, Congregational Parish Records for Warner, New Hampshire.) She was buried in the Coal Hearth Cemetery at Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Married name Couch. Parents: Ezekiel COLBY and Elizabeth SARGENT.

Spouse: Simeon COUCH. Simeon COUCH and Rosamond COLBY were married about 1830. Children were: Edgar COUCH, Charles H. COUCH, Lucian COUCH.


Rosanna COLBY was born on 1 JUN 1811 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Film 1000378; Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) She appeared in the census in 1860 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in 1870 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. She died on 22 APR 1872 at Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Film 1003063, Congregational Parish Records for Warner, New Hampshire.) The cause of death was listed as Heart disease. Parents: Hezekiah COLBY and Rosanna CHENEY.

Spouse: Joseph JEWELL. Joseph JEWELL and Rosanna COLBY were married about 1834 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Children were: Mary F. JEWELL, Joseph Henry JEWELL, James M. JEWELL, John F. JEWELL.


Rosanna COLBY was born in 1849 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. She appeared in the census in 1850 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 30 JUN 1860 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) 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 Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Parents: Edmund COLBY and Ann PARSONS.


Photo Rosannah COLBY was born on 27 DEC 1806 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. She died on 23 MAR 1856 at Fairfield, Sauk County, Wisconsin. Parents: Samuel COLBY and Mary A. (Polly) SIMS.

Spouse: Rial B. PLUMMER. Rial B. PLUMMER and Rosannah COLBY were married on 17 MAY 1824 in Edgecomb, Lincoln County, Maine. Children were: Mary S. PLUMMER, Elisher Park PLUMMER, Amos Parks PLUMMER, Rosannah PLUMMER, Elmira PLUMMER, Permelia PLUMMER, Samuel Colby PLUMMER, Abby Jane M. PLUMMER.


Rosannah COLBY was born on 30 MAY 1835 in Bradford, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in JUN 1880 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 12 JUN 1900 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living with son Richard Harris Rice and family.) She appeared in the census on 25 APR 1910 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (4 children, 3 living.) She died on 12 JUL 1914 at Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. She was buried in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Parents: Robert COLBY and Lovey CARTER.

Spouse: Elisha W. RICE. Elisha W. RICE and Rosannah COLBY were married on 12 JAN 1860 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1001297; RICE, Elisha W. Age: 38 years, Marriage: Rosannah COLBY Age: 24 years, Date: 12 Jan 1860; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Children were: Abbie Maria RICE, Julia A. RICE, Richard Harris RICE, Frances Emma RICE.


Rosannah Belinda COLBY was born on 4 SEP 1845 in Holland, Erie County, New York. She appeared in the census in 1850 in Holland, Erie County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) She died on 3 APR 1895 at Minot, Walsh County, North Dakota.
Alexandria Republican,
Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota
Wednesday, July 29, 1896, page 4, col. 1.

The body of Rose Trux. daughter of Joseph Colby was brought here from Washington for burial. The remains were interred Friday.

Parents: Joseph Asa COLBY and Cyrene Harriett MCKILLIPS.

Spouse: Eugene H. STONE. Eugene H. STONE and Rosannah Belinda COLBY were married on 3 JAN 1863. Children were: Archie STONE.

Spouse: James Wright TRUAX. James Wright TRUAX and Rosannah Belinda COLBY were married in NOV 1875 in Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, North Dakota. Children were: Frank Gordon TRUAX, Joseph Hentzelman TRUAX, Thura Helen TRUAX.


Rosco John COLBY was born on 14 JAN 1886 in Brasher Falls, St. Lawrence County, New York. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Brasher Falls, St. Lawrence County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1910 in Brasher Falls, St. Lawrence County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1930 in Norfolk, St. Lawrence County, New York. He died on 26 OCT 1972 at Norfolk, St. Lawrence County, New York. He had Social Security Number 093-01-1195. He was buried in the Saint Patrick Cemetery at Colton, St. Lawrence County, New York Parents: Walter W. COLBY and Esther Mary TAVERNIER.

Spouse: Ella HOURIHAN. Rosco John COLBY and Ella HOURIHAN were married on 4 JUN 1916. Children were: Charles Walter COLBY, Kenneth Rosco COLBY, William W. COLBY.


Rosco Valentine COLBY was born on 29 JUL 1916 in Hart, Oceana County, Michigan. He appeared in the census on 2 APR 1930 in Gervais, Marion County, Oregon. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 26 NOV 1987 at Marion County, Oregon. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Oregon Death Index, 1903-98.) Parents: Calvin Leslie COLBY and Cecil Gertrude HASTY.

Spouse: Izorah May KAPHART. Rosco Valentine COLBY and Izorah May KAPHART were married about 1940. Children were: Patricia Kay COLBY.


Photo Roscoe Eri COLBY was born on 25 APR 1878 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother) He appeared in the census on 11 JUN 1900 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 23 APR 1910 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 17 JAN 1920 in Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 13 APR 1930 in Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died in 1973. He has Ancestral File Number 1TC4-CR3. He was buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery at Derry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire There is also a stone Edson Cemetery, Lowell, MA. Parents: Freeman Eri COLBY and Retta Margaret CLEMENTS.

Spouse: Gertrude Day FELCH. Roscoe Eri COLBY and Gertrude Day FELCH were married on 8 DEC 1909. Children were: Paul Robert COLBY, Clyde Franklin COLBY.


Rose COLBY was born date unknown. Parents: Edwin Ruven COLBY and Nellie J. POST.


Rose COLBY was born on 16 APR 1908 in Neah Bay, Clallam County, Washington. Parents: Harry COLBY and Elizabeth CHASLEY.


Rose Bell COLBY was born on 6 FEB 1871 in Lake Mary, Douglas County, Minnesota. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota. (living with father at Grandfather Joseph Colby's home) She died on 27 APR 1953 at Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington. Parents: Frank H. COLBY and Elizabeth C. TOMPKINS.


Rose Evangeline COLBY was born on 30 NOV 1886 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Parents: Col. Francis T. COLBY and Rose L. SULLIVAN.

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