Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   
Home
Surname List
Name Index
Sources
Email Us
Rose J. COLBY was born in 1857 in Cherry Valley, Ashtabula County, Ohio. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1860 in Cherry Valley, Ashtabula County, Ohio. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1870 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1880 in Flint, Genesee County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Lewis COLBY and Calista RICE.


Rose M. COLBY was born on 20 SEP 1862 in Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. She died between MAY 1898 and JUN 1900 at Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Parents: Charles H. COLBY and Mary BOYCE.

Spouse: Albert Jesse MORRILL. Albert Jesse MORRILL and Rose M. COLBY were married on 26 NOV 1885 in New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1001284; MORRILL, Albert J., Age: 25 years; Marriage: Rose M. COLBY, Age: 23 years; Date: 26 Nov 1885; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: Grace May MORRILL, John Henry MORRILL.


Rose Mary COLBY was born in MAY 1930 in Athens, Calhoun County, Michigan,. Parents: Otto LaFayette COLBY and Florence BENNET.


Rosella M. COLBY was born on 23 NOV 1859 in Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) She appeared in the census on 1 JUN 1860 in Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 8 JUN 1870 in Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 3 JUN 1880 in Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: John COLBY and Mary CHENEY.


Rosella M. COLBY was born on 3 MAY 1909 in Newton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 12 MAY 1910 in Newton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She died on 8 FEB 2004 at Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts.
Tuesday, February 10, 2004
Rosella M. (Colby) Linnehan
HAVERHILL -- Rosella M. (Colby) Linnehan, 94, died Sunday evening, Feb. 8, at Kenoza Manor Convalescent Home in Haverhill.

Mrs. Linnehan was born in Newton, N.H., on May 3, 1909, daughter of the late Harlan J. and Rose E. (Wiggin) Colby. She was a graduate of Haverhill High School, Class of 1927. She also graduated from Haverhill Hospital School of Nursing in 1933.

She had worked at Hale Hospital for many years as a registered nurse until her retirement. She then worked in the infirmary at Bradford College, Haverhill.

She was a member of the Haverhill Nurses Association and the Haverhill Municipal Hale Hospital Alumni Association. She had enjoyed spending time outdoors and with her family. She was the wife of the late Thomas J. Linnehan, who died in 1975.

Her surviving family members are her daughter Rosemary Cleary of Haverhill; her grandchildren Jennifer C. and her husband Brian E. Spargo of Dover, N.H., and Francis T. Cleary of Manchester, Mass.; and great-grandchild Daniel T. Spargo.

Funeral services for Mrs. Linnehan will be Thursday, Feb. 12, at the C. Frank Linnehan & Son Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in St. James Cemetery, Haverhill.

Visiting hours will be held tomorrow, Feb. 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the C. Frank Linnehan & Son Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Bldg. 9, Lawrence, MA 01843.

Parents: Harlan J. COLBY and Rose E. WIGGEN.


Rosetta COLBY was born in SEP 1872 in Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine. She appeared in the census on 5 JUN 1880 in Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) She died on 3 APR 1892 at Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine.
Name: Rose Colby
Gender: Female
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 03 Apr 1892
Death Place:
Age: 19
Birth Date: 1873
Birthplace:
Occupation:
Race:
Marital Status:
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Cornelius Colby
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Dorcas A. Corson
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I01351-2
System Origin: Maine-EASy
Source Film Number: 10597
Reference Number: 4
Collection: Maine Deaths and Burials, 1841-1910
She was buried in the Varney Cemetery at Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine Parents: Cornelius COLBY and Dorcas Attie COURSON.


Rosetta COLBY was born on 21 JUL 1895. She appeared in the census on 2 JUN 1900 in Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 30 APR 1910 in Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: George Henry COLBY and Anna ROBSON.


Rosetta E. COLBY was born in 1831 in New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 19 AUG 1850 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 12 AUG 1870 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with mother.) She appeared in the census in JUN 1880 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. She died on 23 MAR 1885 at Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. She was buried in the Horse Hill Cemetery at Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Parents: Isaac COLBY and Ruth N. MORSE.


Rosilla G. COLBY was born on 4 NOV 1851 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (Calculated from age given on death record.) She appeared in the census in 1860 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1870 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She died on 28 JUL 1891 at Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Parents: Sherman D. COLBY and Martha W. CROWELL.


Rosina COLBY was born on 30 APR 1821 in Springfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. She died on 9 MAY 1848 at Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island. Parents: Zaccheus COLBY and Esther A. HORTON.

Spouse: Dewitt Clinton REMINGTON. Dewitt Clinton REMINGTON and Rosina COLBY were married on 26 SEP 1839 in Thompson, Windham County, Connedticut. Children were: George Thomas REMINGTON, Dewitt Clinton REMINGTON, Mary Holden REMINGTON.


Rosina M. COLBY was born in 1873 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (living with father) Parents: Abraham COLBY and Hannah Jane RAMSEY.


Ross R. COLBY was born in JUN 1877 in St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio. He appeared in the census on 1 JUN 1880 in St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio. (living at home with father and mother. Listed as Rose.) He appeared in the census on 5 JUN 1900 in Barnsville, Belmont County, Ohio. (living at home with father and mother.) (Newell Ross Colby b. 13 Jun 1877) Parents: Wilson Shannon COLBY and Mary D. MANN.


Roswell D. COLBY was born on 11 OCT 1832 in Charleston, Orleans 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 2 OCT 1850 in Charleston, Orleans County, Vermont. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 25 JUL 1870 in Charleston, Orleans County, Vermont. He appeared in the census on 2 JUN 1880 in Charleston, Orleans County, Vermont.
Census Place: Charleston, Orleans, Vermont
Source: FHL Film 1255346 National Archives Film T9-1346 Page 320B
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Roswell COLBY Self M M W 47 VT
Occ: Farmer Fa: NH Mo: VT
Hannah E. COLBY Wife F M W 49 VT
Occ: Keeping House Fa: NH Mo: VT
Etta A. COLBY Dau F S W 19 VT
Fa: VT Mo: VT
George E. COLBY Son M S W 6 VT
Fa: VT Mo: VT
Parents: Enoch COLBY and Cynthia COLBY.

Spouse: Hannah E. HAMMOND. Roswell D. COLBY and Hannah E. HAMMOND were married on 30 OCT 1853 in Sutton, Caledonia County, Vermont. Children were: Ella Mary COLBY, Etta A. COLBY, George E. COLBY.


Roswell Elmore Adelbert COLBY was born on 25 SEP 1891 in Abbotsford, Clark County, Wisconsin. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Holton, Marathon County, Wisconsin. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 17 MAY 1910 in Holton, Marathon County, Wisconsin. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 13 AUG 1926 at Owen, Clark County, Wisconin.
Colby, Roswell Elmore Adelbert (1891 1926)
Roswell Elmore Adelbert Colby was born at Abbotsford, Wis., Sept. 25, 1891, and died at Owen, Clark County, Aug. 13, 1926, at the age of thirty-five years. He was married to Miss Elsie Schroeder of Appleton at Palisade, Colo., April 28, 1823, and leaves to mourn his wife, Elsie, and one daughter, Adeline Belle his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Colby of Palisade Colo. two sisters, Mrs. Maude Thompson of Yuba City, Calif., and Mrs. Grace O Donnell of Owen, besides three brothers, Wm. O. Colby of Unity, Deah Colby of Abbotsford, and Percy Colby of Palisade, Colo., and numerous other relatives.

Funeral services were held from the home of Dr. and Mrs. Jas. O Donnell Tuesday morning at 9:30 o clock, Rev. W.F. Grandy of the Methodist Church of Withee officiating, burial taking place in the Colby cemetery.
Source: THE OWEN ENTERPRISE 08/19/1926
He was buried in the Colby Memorial Cemetery at Colby, Clark County, Wisconsin Parents: Hazen James COLBY and Lottie BLANCHARD.

Spouse: Elsie A. SCHROEDER. Roswell Elmore Adelbert COLBY and Elsie A. SCHROEDER were married on 28 APR 1923. Children were: Adeline COLBY.


Rosy COLBY was born in 1868 in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Michigan. She appeared in the census on 21 JUL 1870 in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1880 in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Michigan. (living with father) Parents: Ira Taplin COLBY and Irena MERRITT.


Photo Rothwell Barker COLBY was born on 3 FEB 1859 in Courtland, Kent County, Michigan. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Courtland, Kent County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in JUN 1880 in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan. He appeared in the census on 22 JUN 1900 in Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan. He appeared in the census on 3 MAY 1910 in Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan. He appeared in the census on 17 JAN 1920 in Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan. He appeared in the census on 17 APR 1930 in Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan. He died in 1942 at Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan. He was buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery at Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan He graduated from Rockford High School in Rockford, Michigan and McLachlan Business College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Parents: Horace C. COLBY and Ruth BARKER.

Spouse: Birdella Amelia BACKUS. Rothwell Barker COLBY and Birdella Amelia BACKUS were married on 17 SEP 1884 in Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan. Children were: Winfield Horace COLBY, Roger B. COLBY, John Lewis COLBY, Henry Howard COLBY, Gardner COLBY, Helen Ruth COLBY, Fredrick Homer "Fred" COLBY, Robert John COLBY.


Rovena COLBY was born on 19 JAN 1845 in Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine. (SOURCE: FHL Film 0010595; Town and vital records, 1737-1911 Brunswick (Maine). Town Clerk.)

Name: Rovena Colby
Gender: Female
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 19 Jan 1845
Birthplace: BRUNSWICK,CUMBERLAND,MAINE
Death Date: 28 Apr 1866
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: William H. Colby
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Sally Pinkham
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C50296-1
System Origin: Maine-ODM
Source Film Number: 10595
Reference Number:
Collection: Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900

She died on 28 APR 1866. Parents: William Hannibal COLBY and Sarah PINKHAM.


Rowell COLBY was born on 5 FEB 1740 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was baptized on 15 FEB 1740/41 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 26 DEC 1761 at Sandown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Died from Small pox.
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.


Photo Rowell COLBY was born on 22 NOV 1758 in Newton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) He died on 27 JAN 1832 at Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: New England Historic Genealogical Society; Vital records of Enfield, NH.) He was buried in the George Hill Cemetery at Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire George Hill Cemetery (106-108) He has Ancestral File Number 18GS-BFQ.
Rowell Colby, one of the pioneer settlers, came to Enfield, New Hampshire, from Salisbury, New Hampshire, in 1779, and settled on George Hill, where his grandson, Lewis T. Colby, later lived. "He came to the town in March, with a pair of cattle and a sled, camping one night in the woods, where he was entertained with a free concert by a pack of wolves. The roads were indicated by marked trees. He frequently made journeys back to Salisbury, and on one occasion he brought sixty young apple trees on his back, which he planted, and lived to eat the fruit thereof." One of these trees is still living and measures nine feet in circumference. He lived on the place where he first settled until his death. He held several town offices. He commenced with very small means, but added to his possessions until he owned a thousand acres of land. He served in the Revolution and took part in the battle of Bennington.

On 25 August 1838, Lydia Colby, of Enfield, New Hampshire, aged 76 years, disposed: that she was the widow of Rowell Colby, a private in the Revolutionary War who enlisted in the summer of 1777, under Captain Ebenezer Webster, marched to Manchester, Vermont, and was in the battle of Bennington, after which he marched to Stillwater and Bemis Heights. He took an Indian prisoner on the way, and now she has the powder horn he took from the Indian. She also has a copper teakettle, which he said he took from a Hessian soldier on the same tour. She said her husband served in New York for a year in 1776, and that he was serving in 1776, when he enlisted in 1777. His service was in the Continental Army, of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Lydia, his wife, was granted a pension. (NH pension papers.) He was the father of eleven children, one of whom, the youngest daughter, was living, then over eighty years of age, in Texas, in 1886. His grandchildren of 1886 were: Alstead Brownell, James Edwards, Mrs. Mercy Flanders, William B. Cochran, Wyman P. Colby, Lydia J. Colby, Lewis T. Colby, and Mrs. Mary C. French.

================================
Comment # 2

Lydia's father gave them a farm in Enfield, which was then a complete wilderness. About the year 1780 Rowel Colby and wife Lydia came to Enfield and made a permanent settlement on this property. The year before Mr. Colby brought his wife he made his way to their new possessions by means of the bridle path, whose direction was blazed on the trees, built a small log-house, dug a well, cleared a small field for cultivation, and planted winter rye. After four years of residence in the log-house, in 1784, he built a small frame house, used now by our subject as a granary, which sufficed for their wants until 1800, when he built the house, now the home of the subject of this sketch. It was at that time the largest and by far the best house in the town, and it was often remarked that Mr. Colby would be bankrupted, and his fine beginning end in complete failure. No such ending came, for he was a hard worker and exercised his judgment so well that he succeeded in everything he undertook. To this new home he brought the first brass clock in the town, a standard instrument, costing $75.00, which is keeping good time to-day for our subject. He was a soldier in the Revolution, and was one of Gen. Stark's soldiers at the battle of Bennington; he seemed to be devoid of anything like fear, and, single-handed, made a capture of a noted Indian, and turned him over to the authorities; he preserved his powder-horn, which may be seen adorning the old brass clock. He brought 100 small apple trees on his back from Salisbury, N. H., and set them out, and thus came to have one of the first and best orchards in the town; some of these trees are living and bearing to-day. Later on he set out more trees, and his improvement are visible in all direction, for before his death he had become owner of over 1,000 acres of land, extending through Enfield Center, and including farms in the adjoining towns. He was a man of prominence in the town, and served as selectman and in other town offices. He was religiously inclined, and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.


BOOK 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; (3) Book of Biographies, Grafton County, New Hampshire. p 197.
Parents: Zaccheus COLBY and Mary EASTMAN.

Spouse: Lydia PETTENGILL. Rowell COLBY and Lydia PETTENGILL were married on 9 NOV 1780 in Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; Marriage: Lydia PETTENGILL, Date: 09 Nov 1780; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.) Children were: David COLBY, Betsey COLBY, Hannah COLBY, Mary COLBY, Lydia COLBY, Sally COLBY, Infant COLBY (twin), Rowell COLBY (twin), Zaccheus COLBY, Lucretia COLBY, Thomas Jefferson COLBY.


Rowell COLBY (twin) was born on 23 NOV 1795 in Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: New England Historic Genealogical Society; Vital records of Enfield, NH.) He appeared in the census in 1850 in Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire.
Occupants listed at this residence:
Name Age/Sex Occupation Worth Birth School
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Rowell Colby 54 M Farmer $2,500 NH
Lydia 45 F NH
Myron 11 M NH Y
Ann M. 9 F NH Y
Lydia J. 3 F NH
==================================================
In 1860 he was a farmer in Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 26 JUL 1870 in Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire. He died on 3 MAY 1879 at Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: New England Historic Genealogical Society; Vital records of Enfield, NH.) (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.)
Parents: Rowell COLBY and Lydia PETTENGILL.

Spouse: Lydia W. DUNSMORE. Rowell COLBY (twin) and Lydia W. DUNSMORE were married on 20 FEB 1837 in Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Rowell ; Marriage: Lydia W. DUNSMORE; Date: 20 Feb 1837; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Children were: Wyman Pettengill COLBY, Ann M. COLBY, Rowell D. COLBY, Lydia Jane COLBY.


Rowell COLBY was born on 20 MAR 1809 in Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Silver Creek, Stephenson County, Illinois. He appeared in the census on 18 JUN 1860 in Silver Creek, Stephenson County, Illinois. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Silver Creek, Stephenson County, Illinois. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Silver Creek, Stephenson County, Illinois.
Census Place: 1st Ward, Lancaster Or Silver Creek, Stephenson, Illinois
Source: FHL Film 1254252 National Archives Film T9-0252 Page 64A
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Rowell COLBY Self M M W 71 NH
Occ: Retired Farmer Fa: NH Mo: NH
Abigal COLBY Wife F M W 68 NH
Occ: Keeping House Fa: NH Mo: NH
========================================================
He died on 22 SEP 1894 at Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois. (SOURCE: Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916.) (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: David COLBY and Naomi JOHNSON.

Spouse: Abigail LIVINGSTON. Rowell COLBY and Abigail LIVINGSTON were married on 5 MAY 1833 in Grafton, Grafton County, New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Rowel, Marriage: Abigail LIVINGSTON, Date: 05 May 1833; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Children were: Edward Livingston COLBY, Franklin COLBY, Albert Hayward COLBY, Emery Franklin COLBY, General Leonard Wright COLBY, David Rowel COLBY, Abigail J. COLBY.


Rowell D. COLBY was born on 28 MAR 1843 in Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: New England Historic Genealogical Society; Vital records of Enfield, NH.) He died on 28 JUL 1844 at Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: New England Historic Genealogical Society; Vital records of Enfield, NH.) He was buried in Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire. George Hill Cemetery. (131) Parents: Rowell COLBY (twin) and Lydia W. DUNSMORE.


Photo Rowena "Lee" COLBY was born on 8 MAY 1961 in Lincoln, Penobscot County, Maine. She died on 12 JUL 2004 at Farmingdale, Kennebec County, Maine.
FARMINGDALE, MAINE

Rowena 'Lee" Colby passed away July 12, 2004 at her home in Farmingdale, surrounded by her family and friends after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born May 8, 1961, in Lincoln. She was a graduate of Mattanawcook Academy, Class of 1979, a resident of both Mattawamkeag, and Farmingdale. Lee thoroughly enjoyed cooking in the Northern Woods of Maine, while working for W.T. Gardner and Sons. She also caringly touched many lives while working at the Augusta Mental Health Institution as a mental health worker for many years. Lee enjoyed traveling, visiting family, friends and an occasional casino. She loved sharing books, long conversations, quick wit and warm humor. Lee was known for her love of singing country music, for being a talented storyteller and for her devotion to family. She was admired for being able to turn any dwelling into a warm and welcoming home. She was a trusted confidante and always a shoulder to lean on. She had a gift of common sense and knew how to give second chances and a sincere embrace. "Put down your arm my darling ... rest." She will be sadly missed by "her son, Copper"; her parents, Omer John Colby and Norma (Tripp) Colby of Mattawamkeag; her grandmother, Rowena Colby of Mattawamkeag; sisters, Sandra and Rod Forrey of Augusta, Andrea and Keith Lufkin of Farmingdale, Karen and Tom McCutcheon of Augusta, Carrie and Danny Cram of East Millinocket; one brother, Omer John Jr. and Karin Colby of Richmond; sisters and brothers by love, Stacie and Rob Elliott of Gardiner, Jeannine and Buddy Gardiner of Lincoln, Diane Lavigne and Gary of Augusta, Joan Griffin of Augusta; nieces and nephews, Jessie, Kari, Chelsea, Shane, Brandon and Colby; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A memorial graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Health Reach Hospice, P.O. Box 829, Waterville, ME 04903 or American Cancer Society, One Maine St., Suite 3, Topsham, ME 04086 . Arrangements are under the care of Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswic k Ave., Gardiner.

She was buried in the Mattawamkeag Cemetery at Mattawamkeag, Penobscot County, Maine Parents: Omer John COLBY and Norma TRIPP.


Rowland A. COLBY was born in 1825 in Bradford, Orange County, Vermont. He served in the military from OCT 1846 to MAY 1850.
Enlisted: 6 Oct 1846 discharged: 25 May 1850.
Wounded by a shell fragment at San Antonio, Texas

He appeared in the census on 7 JUN 1860 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan. He appeared in the census on 9 AUG 1870 in Washington D.C.. He died on 2 JUN 1890 at Hampton, Hampton (city), Virginia. He was buried in the Hampston National Cemetery at Hampton, Hampton (city), Virginia

Spouse: Caroline E. GREGORY. Rowland A. COLBY and Caroline E. GREGORY were married on 13 JUN 1859 in Washtenaw County, Michigan.


Roxana COLBY was born on 18 DEC 1818 in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Gloucester.) She died about 1850 at Rockport, Essex County, Massachusetts. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Moses COLBY and Polly WITHAM.

Spouse: James B. STILLMAN. James B. STILLMAN and Roxana COLBY were married on 28 DEC 1838 in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Gloucester.) Children were: James Henry STILLMAN, Emily Jane STILLMAN, Roxana STILLMAN, Infant Daughter STILLMAN.


Roxanna COLBY was born on 12 JAN 1798 in Barre, Washington County, Vermont. She appeared in the census in 1850 in Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont. She died on 27 MAY 1857 at Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont. She was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery at Barre, Washington County, Vermont Parents: Jonathan COLBY and Esther WHITTEMORE.

Spouse: Samuel BECKLEY. Samuel BECKLEY and Roxanna COLBY were married on 1 JAN 1821 in Vermont. Children were: Norman BECKLEY, Julius BECKLEY, Samuel Mason BECKLEY, Martha Roxana BECKLEY, Mary Melissa BECKLEY.


Roxanna COLBY was born on 12 SEP 1808 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She died on 5 JUL 1900 at Hampstead, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
Name: Roxcennia Tabor
Titles & Terms (Original):
Titles & Terms (Standardized):
Death Date (Original): 05 Jul 1900
Death Date (Standardized): 05 Jul 1900
Death Place: Hampstead
Gender: Female
Race (Original): White
Race (Standardized): White
Age: 91
Estimated Birth Year: 1809
Birthplace: Methuen, , Massachusetts
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse:
Spouse's Titles & Terms (Original):
Spouse's Titles & Terms (Standardized):
Father: Clark Colby
Father's Titles & Terms (Original):
Father's Titles & Terms (Standardized):
Father's Birthplace:
Mother: Susan Morse
Mother's Titles & Terms (Original):
Mother's Titles & Terms (Standardized):
Mother's Birthplace:
Burial Place:
Burial Date:
Clerk's Locality: Hampstead, , New Hampshire
Informant's Locality:
Film Number: 1001110
Digital Folder Number: 4244242
Image Number: 01311
Reference Number:
Collection: New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947
She was buried on 8 JUL 1900 in the Center Cemetery at Hampstead, Rockingham County, New Hampshire SOURCE: "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: Clark C. COLBY and Susanna MORSE.

Spouse: Pardon TABOR. Pardon TABOR and Roxanna COLBY were married on 29 JAN 1829 in Hooksett, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 16100; Town records 1822-1859, Hooksett (New Hampshisre). Town Clerk (Main Author).)


Roxanna COLBY was born about 1812 in Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Levi COLBY and Sally ARCHILAS.


Roxanna COLBY was born in 1840 in Corinth, Orange County, Vermont. She appeared in the census in 1850 in Corinth, Orange County, Vermont. (living at home with mother and step-father.) Parents: Henry Harrison COLBY and Rachel P. BALL.


Roxannah COLBY was born on 4 APR 1804 in Bennington, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Family Bible Record.) She died on 29 MAY 1886 at South Antrim, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. BOOK SOURCES: (1) "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970; (2) "History of Weare, New Hampshire 1735-1888" by William Little, pub. 1888. Parents: John COLBY and Eunice DANE.

Spouse: Thomas POOR. Thomas POOR and Roxannah COLBY were married on 16 SEP 1830 in Bennington, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: Colby Family Bible record.) Children were: Melvin Dane POOR, Daughter POOR, Franklin POOR, Luella Adelaide POOR, Albert Manson POOR.


Roy COLBY was born in 1877 in Bulwer, Quebec, Canada. Parents: Edward James COLBY and Harriet MILLS.


Roy A. COLBY was born on 18 MAR 1893 in Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 23 APR 1910 in Dayton, Columbia County, Washington. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Royal Lee COLBY and Mary M. LATSKA.


Roy Angus COLBY was born on 21 JAN 1890 in West Berlin, Washington County, Vermont. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Berlin, Washington County, Vermont. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 1 APR 1951 at Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008.) (BOOK SOURCE: "The Averell-Averill-Avery family : a record of the descendants of William and Abigail Averell of Ipswich, Mass." Clara Arlette Avery, United States: unknown, 190-?, 1135 pgs.) Parents: William Edward COLBY and Alice Waterman AVERILL.

Spouse: Sarah H. OTIS. Roy Angus COLBY and Sarah H. OTIS were married on 29 APR 1921 in Berlin, Washington County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Marriage Records, 1909-2008.) Children were: Roy Angus COLBY Jr., Lee Otis COLBY, Joyce Averill COLBY, John Thomas COLBY.


Roy Angus COLBY Jr. was born on 28 DEC 1921 in Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008.) He died on 31 DEC 1921 at Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008.) Parents: Roy Angus COLBY and Sarah H. OTIS.


Roy B. COLBY was born on 16 JUL 1892 in Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 26 APR 1910 in Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine. (living at home with father.) He served in the military between NOV 1917 and FEB 1919.
Name: Roy B. Colby
Serial Number: 583645
Birth Place: Brunswick, Maine
Birth Date: 16 Jul 1892
Residence: Brunswick
Comment: Enl: NA QMC Ft. Williams, Me., Nov. 28/17. Pvt; Cpl; Cfr Apr. 15/18. Org: QMC Ft Preble Me to Sept. 1/18; MTC Ft Williams Me to disch. Overseas service: None. Hon disch on demob: Feb. 21, 1919.

He appeared in the census on 6 JAN 1920 in Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine. (living at home with father and step-mother.) Parents: Lincoln Hannibal COLBY and Cora M. JOHNSON.


Roy Benjamin COLBY was born on 19 MAR 1886 in Petoskey, Emmet County, Michigan.
Name: Ray Benjamin Colby
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 19 Mar 1886
Birthplace: Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Pearly Orlander Colby
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Mollie Rexford
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C73582-8
System Origin: Michigan-ODM
Source Film Number: 966501
Reference Number:
Collection: Michigan Births and Christenings, 1775-1995

He died on 23 SEP 1944 at Seattle, King County, Washington.
Name: Roy Benjamin Colby
Death Date: 23 Sep 1944
Death Place: Seattle, King, Washington
Gender: Male
Race (Displayed on Form):
Age at Death: 58 years 6 months 4 days
Estimated Birth Year: 1886
Birth Date:
Birth Place:
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Selma H.
Father's Name: Perl Olander Colby
Father's Birth Place:
Mother's Name: Mollie Rexford
Mother's Birth Place:
Occupation:
Street Address:
Residence:
Cemetery:
Burial Place:
Burial Date:
Additional Relatives:
Film Number: 2032316
Digital GS Number: 4224994
Image Number: 1709
Volume/Page/Certificate Number: 4056
Collection: Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960
Parents: Pearly O. COLBY and Mary "Molly" REXFORD.


Roy Burdett COLBY was born on 19 AUG 1893 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1910 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 26 JAN 1920 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He appeared in the census on 18 APR 1930 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He died on 6 FEB 1946 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He had Social Security Number 346-10-6358. Parents: Fredrick August COLBY and Jennie Ida BABCOCK.

Spouse: Emily Victoria SODERBERG. Roy Burdett COLBY and Emily Victoria SODERBERG were married about 1911. Children were: Howard Sherman Burdett COLBY, Edward COLBY, La Verane COLBY.


Roy C. COLBY was born on 30 AUG 1890 in Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 4 JUN 1900 in Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) SOURCE: "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: Leonard Osborne COLBY and Jennie N. KENISTON.


Roy D. COLBY was born on 14 AUG 1928 in Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. He appeared in the census on 7 APR 1930 in Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 16 AUG 2002 at Massachusetts. He had Social Security Number 024-20-1550 .
Social Security Death Index
Name:
Roy D. Colby
SSN: 024-20-1550
Last Residence: 02642 Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States of America
Born: 14 Aug 1928
Died: 16 Aug 2002
State (Year) SSN issued: Massachusetts (Before 1951 )

Parents: Ralph Carroll COLBY and Hildur E. SANDBLOOM.


Roy Edward COLBY was born on 13 FEB 1930 in Morristown, Lamoille County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008.) He died on 17 JAN 1944 at Morrisville, Lamoille County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008.) He was buried in the Pleasant View Cemetery at Morrisville, Lamoille County, Vermont (Row M Lot 32.) Parents: Wilbur Lyman COLBY and Bertha Mae ALLER.


Roy Ellsworth COLBY was born on 29 OCT 1903 in Waubay, Day County, North Dakota. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records for South Dakota.) He appeared in the census in 1920 in Seattle, King County, Washington. (living at home with mother and step-father.) He appeared in the census in 1930 in Seattle, King County, Washington. (living at home with mother and step-father.) He died on 30 SEP 1962. Parents: Martin Ellsworth COLBY and Stella Mae WEEKS.

Spouse: Fern Dorothy CONWAY. Roy Ellsworth COLBY and Fern Dorothy CONWAY were married about 1935. Children were: Donald Roy COLBY.


Roy F. COLBY was born in AUG 1885 in Hill, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Hill, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Dimond S. COLBY and Ora E. TWOMBLY.


Roy Harold COLBY was born on 30 MAY 1910 in Gwinner, Sargent County, North Dakota. He appeared in the census on 9 JAN 1920 in Dunbar, Sargent County, North Dakota. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 29 OCT 1983 at Verndale, Wadena County, Minnesota. (SOURCE: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002.) He had Social Security Number 471-42-5538 . Parents: Elbridge Edward COLBY and Electa Louisa NICHOLS.

Spouse: Vida Lualla WITTHUHN. Roy Harold COLBY and Vida Lualla WITTHUHN were married on 9 AUG 1929. Children were: Junior Rollo COLBY, Louise Elaine COLBY, Daniel Ray COLBY.


Roy J. COLBY was born on 17 JAN 1908 in Richfield, Sevier County, Utah. He appeared in the census in 1910 in Richfield, Sevier County, Utah. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1920 in Richfield, Sevier County, Utah. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Alpheus Alanson COLBY and Eva Ashton ZUFELT.


Roy J. COLBY was born on 5 OCT 1920 in Hillsborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He died on 22 FEB 1999 at Hillsborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
The Union Leader
Manchester, NH
Feb. 24, 1999

Hillsborough - Roy J. Colby 77 of Longwoods Park , died Feb. 22, 1999, in his home after a lengthy illness.

Born in Hillsborough on Oct 5, 1920, he was the son of Winfred and Ida (Murdough) Colby. He was a lifelong Hillsborough resident.

Family members include his wife of 52 years Anne E. (Curry) Colby of Hillsborough, two daughters, Pamela Burt of Barre, VT and Sylvia Colby of Falmouth, Mass. a son Melvin Colby of Hillsborough, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He had Social Security Number 001-12-1081. Parents: Winfred Alvah COLBY and Ida M. MURDOUGH.

Spouse: Annie E. CURRY. Roy J. COLBY and Annie E. CURRY were married about 1946.


Roy John COLBY was born on 1 JUN 1898 in Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Film 1003063, Congregational Parish Records for Warner, 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 15 APR 1930 in Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He died on 17 FEB 1968 at Hillsborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He had Social Security Number 001-03-4350.
Social Security Death Index Record
Name:
Roy Colby
SSN: 001-03-4350
Last Residence: 03242 Henniker, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States of America
Born: 1 Jun 1898
Died: Feb 1968
State (Year) SSN issued: New Hampshire (Before 1951 )

Parents: Ernest A. COLBY and Clara A. PAIGE.

Spouse: Inez E. GRIFFITH. Roy John COLBY and Inez E. GRIFFITH were married about 1920. Children were: Ernest H. COLBY, Llewellyn Louis COLBY.


Roy L. COLBY was born on 9 DEC 1885 in Shiawassee, Shiawassee County, Michigan.
Name: Roy Colby
Birthdate: 09 Dec 1885
Birthplace: Shiawassee Township, Shiawassee, Michigan
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document):
Father's name: Rudolph Colby
Father's birthplace: Mich.
Father's age:
Mother's name: Georgie Colby
Mother's birthplace: Mich.
Mother's age:
Christening date:
Christening place:
Additional relatives:
Death date:
Age at death:
Film number: 2320841
Digital GS number: 4207259
Image number: 787
Frame number:
Reference number: item 2 p 221 rn 616
Collection: Michigan Births 1867-1902

He appeared in the census on 4 JUN 1900 in Corunna, Shiawassee County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 27 APR 1910 in Owosso, Shiawassee County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 16 FEB 1920 in Shiawassee, Shiawassee County, Michigan. He appeared in the census on 11 APR 1930 in Owosso, Shiawassee County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 30 APR 1956 at Shiawassee, Shiawassee County, Michigan. Parents: Rudolph J. COLBY and Georgina SARGEANT.

Spouse: Ruth E. PARMANTER. Roy L. COLBY and Ruth E. PARMANTER were married after APR 1910 in Michigan. Children were: Wayne A. COLBY, Rudolph COLBY, Roy L. COLBY, Grace J. COLBY.


Roy L. COLBY was born on 23 DEC 1917 in Michigan. He appeared in the census on 16 FEB 1920 in Shiawassee, Shiawassee County, Michigan. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 27 AUG 2007 at Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan.

Roy L. Colby


COLBY, ROY L. - Age 89, passed away late in the evening Monday, August 27, 2007 in Jackson.

Roy was born on December 23, 1917 to Roy L. Colby Sr. and Ruth (Parmanter) Colby in Shiawassee County, Michigan.

He graduated from Michigan Agricultural College (now called MSU) in 1940 with a B.S. in Structural Engineering.

He met Gladys Murphy at Michigan Agricultural College where she worked as a secretary for the registrar. They got to know each other at tea dances held at the Union on Friday afternoons but before agreeing to marrying him, Gladys looked up Roy's grades and told him he had better study more. They married in 1940, and together they happily raised seven children until Gladys' death in 1972.

Roy's first job was with Stran Steel Company in Detroit, where he worked on Quonset buildings during World War II. He received multiple patents for his design innovations and eventually became chief engineer. He worked for Butler Manufacturing, became a Butler dealer in Michigan.

In 1956, Roy, his wife Gladys, and their then five children moved to Jackson where he started his own contracting business specializing in pre-engineered metal structures. He merged his business, Roy L Builder, with O'Hara Associates of Jackson in 1966 and continued working as a professional engineer at O'Hara's until his retirement.

He was responsible for the design and construction of numerous industrial buildings, churches, schools and other structures. Some notable projects he designed and engineered include: Way Baking Plant, Worthington Steel, Spring Arbor Field House, Alro Steel, Hayes Albion and Summit Oaks Mall.

In 1976, Roy met and married Julia (Logeman) Colby with whom he has spent a happy and caring 31 years. They enjoyed traveling together and would spend many weekends and summer vacations driving to see their children and grandchildren both in the state of Michigan and all around the country. He loved to travel and visited many of the state capitol buildings, where he was often known to insist on meeting the state governor with awed grandchildren in tow.

Roy was a member of Queen of the Miraculous Medal Church where he served as an usher for over 35 years.

He excelled in horseshoes, competing and winning many area and statewide tournaments where Julia often joined him as his most loyal and supportive fan. He was an avid and competitive bowler and golfer, as well as a successful gardener. And, as those of us whose lives he has touched know, he was also a most savvy card player.

Roy is survived by his wife, Julia; his children from his first marriage, Jan James (Bob) of Shanty Creek, MI, Jim Colby (Jo Ann) of Boise, ID, David Colby (Shirley) of Midvale, UT, Cecilia Bryze (Ed) of South Lyon, MI, Marie Gougeon (Rick) of Holt, MI, Doug Colby (Jodie) of Galesburg, MI, and Elaine Westhouse (Doug) of Zeeland, MI; and their combined 23 children and 11 grandchildren.

In addition, he will be missed by Julia's sons, Robert Logeman (Margie) of Saline, MI and Kenneth Logeman (Sue) of Spring Arbor, MI and their combined five children and three great-grandchildren; and his brother, Joe Colby (Nancy) of Kalamazoo , MI.

All of us who have been blessed to spend time in this life with Roy will miss the twinkle in his eye, his sense of joy, and his zest for a full and family-rich life.

Roy is at the Desnoyer Funeral Home where a Prayer Service will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of the Christian Burial at Queen of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m.

Interment will be at St. John's Catholic Cemetery. Reverend Nate Sokol officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday and Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Vigil Service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 7:00 p.m.

Desnoyer Funeral Home Family owned for 117 years

Parents: Roy L. COLBY and Ruth E. PARMANTER.


Roy S. COLBY was born on 13 MAR 1880 in Wisconsin. He appeared in the census in JUN 1880 in Spring Grove, Green County, Wisconsin. (living with father. Name in census in John I wonder why?) He appeared in the census on 13 JUN 1900 in Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: David COLBY and Jullie Ann MARTIN.


Roy Todd COLBY was born on 4 AUG 1962 in Germany. He died on 10 FEB 1979. Parents: Larry Lee COLBY and Anna ROHM.

Back       Next