John Stiles1

b. 10 December 1665, d. 20 May 1753
     John Stiles was born on 10 December 1665 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of John Stiles and Dorcas Burt. John Stiles died on 20 May 1753 at North Haven, New Haven Co., CT, at age 87.

Children of John Stiles and Ruth Bancroft

Citations

  1. [S52] Henry R. Stiles History of Ancient Windsor II, Vol. II:Pg 704.

Henry Reed Stiles AM MD1,2

b. 10 March 1832, d. 7 January 1909
     Henry Reed Stiles AM MD was born on 10 March 1832 at New York City, NY. He was the son of Samuel Stiles and Charlotte Sophia Reed. Henry Reed Stiles AM MD married Sarah Woodward, daughter of Rev. Charles M. Wodward, on 31 January 1856. Henry Reed Stiles AM MD died on 7 January 1909 at his daughter's house, Hill View, Warren Co., NY, at age 76. He was buried at Warrensburg Cemetery, Warrensburg, Warren Co., NY.

The genealogist and author.

Children of Henry Reed Stiles AM MD and Sarah Woodward

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, Page 145/Item 321.
  2. [S52] Henry R. Stiles History of Ancient Windsor II, Vol. II:Pg. 713/Item 27.

Sarah Woodward

b. 13 June 1838, d. 22 October 1892
     Sarah Woodward was born on 13 June 1838. She was the daughter of Rev. Charles M. Wodward. Sarah Woodward married Henry Reed Stiles AM MD, son of Samuel Stiles and Charlotte Sophia Reed, on 31 January 1856. Sarah Woodward died on 22 October 1892 at age 54.

Children of Sarah Woodward and Henry Reed Stiles AM MD

Relief Hawley

b. 5 June 1787
     Relief Hawley was born on 5 June 1787. She was the daughter of Ezekiel Hawley and Huldah Spicer.

Child of Relief Hawley and Samuel Bowman

Emily Bowman1,2

b. 1821, d. 22 October 1858
     Emily Bowman was born in 1821. She was the daughter of Samuel Bowman and Relief Hawley. Emily Bowman married Chester S. Smith on 3 December 1840. Emily Bowman died on 22 October 1858 at Waitsfield, VT.

Child of Emily Bowman and Chester S. Smith

Citations

  1. [S217] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  2. [S78] Matthew Jones, History of Waitsfield, VT.

Chester S. Smith

d. 4 September 1848
     Chester S. Smith married Emily Bowman, daughter of Samuel Bowman and Relief Hawley, on 3 December 1840. Chester S. Smith died on 4 September 1848 at Waitsfield, VT.

Child of Chester S. Smith and Emily Bowman

Diantha Smith

b. 1847, d. March 1911
     Diantha Smith was born in 1847 at Waitsfield, VT. She was the daughter of Chester S. Smith and Emily Bowman. Diantha Smith married Seymour Kneeland on 3 July 1866 at Waitsfield, VT. Diantha Smith died in March 1911 at Lowell, MA.

Child of Diantha Smith and Seymour Kneeland

Seymour Kneeland

b. 17 September 1845, d. February 1924
     Seymour Kneeland was born on 17 September 1845 at Waterbury, VT. He married Diantha Smith, daughter of Chester S. Smith and Emily Bowman, on 3 July 1866 at Waitsfield, VT. Seymour Kneeland died in February 1924 at Lowell, MA, at age 78.

Child of Seymour Kneeland and Diantha Smith

Winifred Kneeland

b. 25 February 1870, d. 23 September 1941
     Winifred Kneeland was born on 25 February 1870 at Waitsfield, VT. She was the daughter of Seymour Kneeland and Diantha Smith. Winifred Kneeland married Arthur Bartlett on 12 March 1895 at Lowell, MA. Winifred Kneeland died on 23 September 1941 at Lowell, MA, at age 71.

Child of Winifred Kneeland and Arthur Bartlett

Arthur Bartlett

b. 17 March 1869, d. 24 March 1958
     Arthur Bartlett was born on 17 March 1869 at Lowell, MA. He married Winifred Kneeland, daughter of Seymour Kneeland and Diantha Smith, on 12 March 1895 at Lowell, MA. Arthur Bartlett died on 24 March 1958 at Lowell, MA, at age 89.

Child of Arthur Bartlett and Winifred Kneeland

Ray Bartlett

b. 28 March 1897, d. May 1985
     Ray Bartlett was born on 28 March 1897 at Lowell, MA. He was the son of Arthur Bartlett and Winifred Kneeland. Ray Bartlett married Florence Weinbeck on 2 November 1918 at Lowell, MA. Ray Bartlett died in May 1985 at Ft. Lauderdale, FL, at age 88.

Florence Weinbeck

b. 12 March 1897, d. 16 January 1973
     Florence Weinbeck was born on 12 March 1897 at Lowell, MA. She married Ray Bartlett, son of Arthur Bartlett and Winifred Kneeland, on 2 November 1918 at Lowell, MA. Florence Weinbeck died on 16 January 1973 at Ft. Lauderdale, FL, at age 75.

Helen Dean Hetu

b. 26 March 1921
     Helen Dean Hetu was born on 26 March 1921 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Joseph L. Hetu and Marjorie L. Dean. Helen Dean Hetu married Mortimer Louis Holcombe, son of Louis Herman Holcombe and Grace King Jennings, on 28 October 1939 at West Granby, Granby, Hartford Co., CT. Helen Dean Hetu was buried on 26 February 1977 at Granby Center Cemetery; B-144, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1

Child of Helen Dean Hetu and Mortimer Louis Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 26.

Sandra Joyce Holcombe

b. 5 December 1943, d. Thursday, June 16, 1960
     Courant obituary, Friday, June 17, 1960. Sandra Joyce Holcombe was born on 5 December 1943 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Mortimer Louis Holcombe and Helen Dean Hetu. Sandra Joyce Holcombe died Thursday, June 16, 1960 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was buried Saturday, June 18, 1960 at Granby Center Cemetery; B-144, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1

Citations

  1. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 26.

Hannah Kingsbury

b. 17 April 1783, d. 18 October 1846
     Hannah Kingsbury was born on 17 April 1783. She married Alpheus Holcombe, son of Eli Holcombe and Hannah Crofut, on 22 November 1801 at Ulster, Bradford Co., PA.1 Hannah Kingsbury died on 18 October 1846 at Leroy, Bradford Co., PA, at age 63.2 She was buried at Leroy Cemetery, Leroy, Bradford Co., PA.2

Children of Hannah Kingsbury and Alpheus Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 143.1.
  2. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, memorial ID 99444080.

Janet Fayne Brown

b. 9 June 1931, d. 27 January 2012
     Janet Fayne Brown was born on 9 June 1931 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Carroll H. Brown and Anna McGregor. Janet Fayne Brown married John Worthington Holcombe, son of Louis Herman Holcombe and Grace King Jennings, on 25 March 1950 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. Janet Fayne Brown lived on 13 March 1999 at Windsor Locks, CT. She died on 27 January 2012 at Meadowbrook, Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 80.

From the Courant, January 30, 2012:

Janet Fayne Brown Holcomb, 80, passed away peacefully at Meadowbrook of Granby surrounded by family, on Friday, (January 27, 2012). Born June 9, 1931, Janet was the daughter of Carroll Brown and Anna McGregor Brown of Firetown Road, Simsbury. She graduated from Simsbury High School in 1949 and married John W. Holcomb March 25, 1950. They resided in Simsbury until 1971, when they moved to Windsor Locks. They were active members of the Wesley Methodist Church in Warehouse Point. Janet grew up on a dairy farm and was always a farm girl at heart. All who knew her were drawn to her simple winning way. She was gentle and kind and devoted to her family. She learned her trade working at the switchboard for Ethel Walker School in Simsbury and later she continued in this career with 35 years at SNET in Hartford, beginning in the era of switchboards, through punch card computing to the modern technologies. She retired in 1987 and she and John devoted their time to RV Camping with their friends and relatives. She enjoyed the past times of many handcrafts, books, country music and especially day tripping, She passed on her love of crafts and creativity to her family. Janet will be sadly missed by her son, three daughters, seven grandchildren and the dear friends she leaves behind. Survived by Tyler W. Holcomb and his wife Marilyn, of Barkhamsted, Hillary Hutton and her husband Mark, of Vienna, ME, Jo-Ann Carl and her husband John, of Tolland, MA, and Carolyn Poitras and her husband Jim, of Granby. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Jessica Poitras Millard, Joshua Poitras, Joseph Poitras, Hillary Carl, Casey Carl, Lucinda Holcomb and Schuyler Holcomb.

Annie Agnes Kelley

b. 21 April 1896, d. 17 May 1984
     Annie Agnes Kelley was born on 21 April 1896 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of William Kelley and Bridget Linnane. Annie Agnes Kelley married Ralph Ernest Holcombe, son of Frederick Mortimer Holcombe and Milly Russell, on 10 October 1927 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. Annie Agnes Kelley died on 17 May 1984 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT, at age 88. She was buried at Center Cemetery, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.

Child of Annie Agnes Kelley and Ralph Ernest Holcombe

Margaret Mary Holcombe

b. 11 November 1934, d. 24 May 2000
     Margaret Mary Holcombe was born on 11 November 1934 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Ralph Ernest Holcombe and Annie Agnes Kelley. Margaret Mary Holcombe married Francis C. Brennan on 11 February 1961.1 Margaret Mary Holcombe died on 24 May 2000 at Windsor, MA, at age 65.1 She was buried on 26 May 2000 at Saint Josephs Cemetery, Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA.

"Margaret (Holcombe) Brennan, formerly of Churchill Crest, Pittsfield, MA, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at the home of her son. She attended the local elementary schools and was a graduate of Simsbury High School. Continuing her education, she graduated from Hillyer College in Hartford. Most recently, she was employed as a secretary a the offices of Berkshire Orthopedic from 1980 until her retirement in 1992. A communicant of Sacred Heart Church, she was a member of its Rosary Sodalaity. A member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, she formerly volunteered with the B.M.C Auxilary."2

The obituary also listed grandchildren Kelley, Rachael, Hannah, Michaela, and Abigail Brennan.

Note that the obituary printed in the Courant did not differentiate between Windsor, MA, where Margaret died, and Windsor, CT.

Citations

  1. [S284] Courant, 25 May 2000, Page B10.
  2. [S284] Courant.

Rita Colbert

b. 2 May 1918, d. 3 September 2006
     Rita Colbert was born on 2 May 1918 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Michael Colbert and Annie Collins. Rita Colbert married Frederick Quirk Holcombe, son of Frederick Mortimer Holcombe and Nellie Agnes Quirk, on 3 October 1940 at St. Joseph's Cathedral, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.1 Rita Colbert died on 3 September 2006 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT, at age 88. She was buried on 7 September 2006 at St. Bernard's Cemetery, Tariffville, Hartford Co., CT.

from the Hartford Courant 6 September 2006, republished on-line:

Rita (Colbert) Holcombe, 88, of Firetown Road, Simsbury, wife of the late Frederick Q. Holcombe died Sunday, (September 3, 2006) at Manchester Manor. She was born May 2, 1918 in Hartford, daughter of the late Michael and Annie (Collins) Colbert and had lived in Hartford prior to moving to Simsbury many years ago. Mrs. Holcombe was a Medical Records Clerk at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford prior to her retirement. She was a member of St. Mary's Church and Rosary Guild and the Simsbury Home Arts Club, all of Simsbury. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Fred Michael and Sharon Holcombe of Andover; a daughter, Mary Ann Holcombe of Milton, MA; three grandchildren, Shawn Holcombe and his wife JoEllen of East Hampton, Bryan Holcombe and his wife Traci of Tolland and Maureen Jellinek and her husband Erik of Coventry and two great grandchildren, Ian and Matthew Jellinek. Friends may call at the Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, TODAY, September 6, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Funeral will be Thursday, September 7, 8:15 a.m. from the Vincent Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Simsbury. Burial will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Tariffville. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Connecticut VNA Home Healthcare and Hospice, 111 Founders Plaza, 2nd Floor, East Hartford, CT 06108.

Citations

  1. [S642] Jean E. Perreault, Simsbury 1930 Census, page 81.

Dorothy Freytag

b. 3 December 1919, d. 17 November 1988
     Dorothy Freytag was born on 3 December 1919 at MA.1 She married Whitney Paul Holcombe, son of Frederick Mortimer Holcombe and Nellie Agnes Quirk, on 14 September 1940 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2 Dorothy Freytag died on 17 November 1988 at West Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, at age 68.1

Citations

  1. [S642] Jean E. Perreault, Simsbury 1930 Census, page 80.
  2. [S642] Jean E. Perreault, Simsbury 1930 Census, page 81.

Helene Jeanne Guyen

b. 2 December 1919, d. 27 February 2014
     Helene Jeanne Guyen was born on 2 December 1919 at Noumea, New Caledonia.1 She was the daughter of Henri N. Guyen and Victoire Aime Louis.1 Helene Jeanne Guyen married Harold Goodwin Holcombe Jr., son of Harold Goodwin Holcombe and Ethel Percy Monson, on 5 September 1944 at Noumea, New Caledonia.1 Helene Jeanne Guyen died on 27 February 2014 at Suffield, Hartford Co., CT, at age 94.2

Jeanne was a member of the Junior League of Hartford and Secretary of the Alliance Francaise of Hartford for many years; in addition to her native French, she speaks Spanish fluently. Her favorite avocation is sewing, being specially proficient at embroidery. All lher friends know of her excellent cuisine. Her gardens reflect her horticultural interest. 3

From the Courant, March 1, 2014:

Helene Jeanne (Guyen) Holcombe, 94, of Naples, FL (formerly of West Hartford), beloved wife for 54 years of the late Harold G. Holcombe, Jr., passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday (February 27, 2014) at her daughter's home in Suffield. Born on December 2, 1919 in Noumea, New Caledonia in the South Pacific, she was the daughter of the late Henri and Victoire (Louis) Guyen. She met and married her husband in New Caledonia during WWII. They moved to the U.S and settled in West Hartford, where they raised their family before moving to Florida 20 years ago. Jeanne volunteered with several Hartford area charitable organizations and served as hostess and French translator for many foreign diplomats. She loved gardening and sewing but will be most remembered as a gracious and elegant hostess who enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Jeanne will be dearly missed by her three children, Joan H. Prior of Marlborough, Michele E. Holcombe and her husband Larry Brickner of Suffield and Thomas H.G. Holcombe of Marlborough; seven adored grandchildren, Joshua, Jeremy, Heidi, Matthew, Nicholas, Alexis and Ryan and six special great-grandchildren. Burial will be private and a memorial service will be held at a later date. The D'Esopo Funeral Chapel, Wethersfield is assisting the family. Donations in Jeanne's memory may be made to Oak Hill, 120 Holcomb St., Hartford, CT 06112.

Citations

  1. [S435] Seth P. Holcombe, Phinehas Holcombe Addendum, Page 5.
  2. [S284] Courant, published March 1-2, 2014.
  3. [S435] Seth P. Holcombe, Phinehas Holcombe Addendum.