NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
This family is probably of Scottish origin, and is of comparatively recent date in this country, having come here from Ireland by way of Canada about the middle of the nineteenth century.
(I) John Hanbidge was a native of county Wicklow, Ireland, where he was proprietor of land interests. Accompanied by his family, he removed from there to Ontario, Canada, where he took up government lands, and was also a large proprietor, living the life of a country gentleman. He was an educated man, and was respected by all in the community.
The maiden name of his wife was Finley, of noted Scottish ancestry, and they were the parents of four sons:
John, Thomas, William, Robert and a daughter.
All are now (1910) deceased except John.
(II) John (2), son of John (1) Hanbidge, was born at Ballinalea, county Wicklow, Ireland, July 12, 1826, and in early boyhood accompanied his parents to Ontario, Canada. He received a common school education, and throughout the active years of his life engaged in agriculture in Ontario, retiring on account of advance years.
He married, county Fermanagh, Ireland, March, 1829, died March 22, 1910, daughter of James and Sarah (Watrous) Crowe, the former a member of the Church of England and the latter of the Presbyterian church. Mr. & Mrs. Hanbidge were the parents of seven children, two of whom died in childhood, and the surviving members were:
John, Thomas, Mary Ann, Elizabeth and William Bryon (mentioned below).
The second son is a physician, now located in Victor, Montana.
(III) William Byron, son of John (2) and Anna (Crowe) Hanbidge, was born in Arran, Bruce county, Ontario, Canada, Jan. 13, 1859. His literary education was acquired at Owen Sound Academy and Galt Collegiate Institute at Galt, Ontario, and he pursued his medical studies at Toronto University, from which he received his degree of M.D. in 1882, and in Dublin, Ireland, becoming a licentiate of King and Queen College of Physicians in 1883.
He located first in Edwardsville, New York, where he remained about one year, after which he spent some time in Europe, and in 1884 located in Ogdensburg, N.Y., where he has since practiced his profession with marked success. He has attained for himself high rank in the profession, and holds membership in the consulting board of physicians at the State Hospital at Ogdensburg and in the city board of health. He is a member of the Ogdensburg Medical Society, the State Medical Association, and American Medical Association, and the Northern New York Medical Association.
He is a member of the Episcopal church.
He is a member of Acacian Lodge, No. 705, Free and Accepted Masons, of Ogdensburg, and of the local chapter, Royal Arch Masons. He is also a member of the Century Club, of Ogdensburg, N.Y.
Dr. Hanbidge married, at Barrie, Ontario, Canada, Dec. 16, 1885, Frances Martha, born at Dacota, Halton county, Ontario, Canada, daughter of Francis and Sarah G. (Spence) Baker, of Barrie, the former of whom was a manufacturer of lumber. Children of Mr. and Mrs. Baker, in addition to Mrs. Hanbidge, already mentioned: Frank S. Baker, architect, Toronto, Ontario; Thomas Baker, of Dyment Baker Lumber Company, London, Ontario; Mrs. Dean Parker, Toronto; Mrs. Thomas Ross Boys, Toronto.
Children of Mr. & Mrs. Hanbidge:
1. Francis Findlay, a graduate of Cornell University, receiving the degree of Bachelor of Architecture; an architect by profession.
2. John McCartney, an under-graduate of Hobart College, Geneva, New York.
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