Edward C. Grauel

b. 30 December 1906, d. 28 March 1982
     Edward C. Grauel was born on 30 December 1906 at Conshohocken, PA. He was the son of William Grauel and Margaret Orner. Edward C. Grauel married Emily Chapin Wood, daughter of Norton Ellsworth Wood and Emily Chapin Coye. Edward C. Grauel died on 28 March 1982 at Lung Cancer, Westerly, RI, at age 75.

Gerald Raymond Wilcox

b. 29 June 1890, d. 30 January 1960
     Gerald Raymond Wilcox was born on 29 June 1890. He married Dorothy Lucy Adelaide Tripp, daughter of Cyrus Bodfish Tripp and Margaret Josephine Holcombe, on 1 January 1914 at New Hartford, Litchfield Co., CT. Gerald Raymond Wilcox died on 30 January 1960 at Heath Springs, SC, at age 69.

Children of Gerald Raymond Wilcox and Dorothy Lucy Adelaide Tripp

Chloe Dorothy Wilcox1

b. 3 August 1914, d. 22 December 1981
     The Roberts Reunion Association issued a supplement in August 1987.

Chloe's obituary from The State, Columbia SC, 24 December 1981:

Mrs. Bowden was a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital and was a registered nurse in the Army. She was a captain at First General Army Hospital. Mrs. Bowden served in World War II in Africa, Italy and in the front line mobile operating team. Chloe Dorothy Wilcox was born on 3 August 1914 at Pine Meadow, Litchfield Co., CT. She was the daughter of Gerald Raymond Wilcox and Dorothy Lucy Adelaide Tripp. Chloe Dorothy Wilcox married Haygood Spencer Bowden on 15 December 1945 at Chesterfield, NC. Chloe Dorothy Wilcox died on 22 December 1981 at Kershaw County Memorial Hosp., Liberty Hill, SC, at age 67.2 She was buried on 28 December 1981 at National Cemetery, Florence, SC.

Child of Chloe Dorothy Wilcox and Haygood Spencer Bowden

Citations

  1. [S180] Compiled by Richard C. Roberts, Roberts Reunion, Page 41/Item A57.
  2. [S606] Richard C. Roberts, Roberts Reunion 4, page 100.

Gerald Raymond Wilcox Jr.1

b. 18 October 1917, d. 1 December 1999
     Gerald Raymond Wilcox Jr. was born on 18 October 1917 at Pine Meadow, Litchfield Co., CT. He was the son of Gerald Raymond Wilcox and Dorothy Lucy Adelaide Tripp. Gerald Raymond Wilcox Jr. died on 1 December 1999 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, at age 82.2,3

Child of Gerald Raymond Wilcox Jr. and Elsie Parrott

Citations

  1. [S180] Compiled by Richard C. Roberts, Roberts Reunion, Page 41/Item A58.
  2. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 049-01-3293.
  3. [S185] Connecticut Death Index, On-line Database, 1949-2001 unknown repository.

Edgar Martin Wilcox II

b. 22 June 1926, d. 3 September 2000
     Edgar Martin Wilcox II was born on 22 June 1926 at Winsted, Litchfield Co., CT.1,2,3 He was the son of Gerald Raymond Wilcox and Dorothy Lucy Adelaide Tripp. Edgar Martin Wilcox II married June Marilyn DeGray on 10 April 1948 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. Edgar Martin Wilcox II died on 3 September 2000 at Torrington, Litchfield Co., CT, at age 74.2,3

The Roberts Reunion Association issued a supplement in August 1987.

Child of Edgar Martin Wilcox II and June Marilyn DeGray

Citations

  1. [S606] Richard C. Roberts, Roberts Reunion 4, page 102.
  2. [S185] Connecticut Death Index, On-line Database, 1949-2001 unknown repository.
  3. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 049-22-6625.

June Marilyn DeGray

b. 13 August 1928, d. 3 March 1994
     June Marilyn DeGray was born on 13 August 1928 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. She married Edgar Martin Wilcox II, son of Gerald Raymond Wilcox and Dorothy Lucy Adelaide Tripp, on 10 April 1948 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. June Marilyn DeGray died on 3 March 1994 at Lou Gerhig's Disease, Pine Meadow, Litchfield Co., CT, at age 65. She was buried at Pine Grove Cemetery, "Missing Place" no. 6425.

Child of June Marilyn DeGray and Edgar Martin Wilcox II

Pamela Kathleen Wilcox1

b. 12 September 1957, d. 19 August 1984
     Pamela Kathleen Wilcox was born on 12 September 1957 at Torrington, Litchfield Co., CT.2 She was the daughter of Edgar Martin Wilcox II and June Marilyn DeGray. Pamela Kathleen Wilcox died on 19 August 1984 at Car Accident; Route 44, Barkhamsted, Litchfield Co., CT, at age 26. She was buried at Pine Grove Cemetery, New Hartford, Litchfield Co., CT.2

The Roberts Reunion Association issued a supplement in August 1987.

Citations

  1. [S180] Compiled by Richard C. Roberts, Roberts Reunion, Page 42/Item A167.
  2. [S606] Richard C. Roberts, Roberts Reunion 4, page 135.

Raymond Erving Case1

b. 13 September 1886, d. 26 September 1963
     Raymond Erving Case was born on 13 September 1886 at West Granby, Granby, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Charles Bingley Case and Dora Lena Erving. Raymond Erving Case married Emma Griswold Griffin, daughter of Gilbert Benjamin Griffin and Margaret Gray Fleming, on 15 November 1910 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.2 Raymond Erving Case died on 26 September 1963 at West Granby, Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 77. He was buried at Center Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.

Donna Holcomb Larose writes that both Raymond and Emma died in their home on Simsbury Road in West Granby. Raymond and sister Louise were both born in this farmhouse, just southeast of Tudor Holcomb's farm.

Raymond appears in the 1920 Granby census, page 4A, line 32, as a farmer, with wife Emma, and child Margaret.

Raymond and Emma were enumerated in the 1930 West Granby Village, Granby Town, Hartford Co., CT federal census, page 13B. He was a farmer age 43, she was 41. Children in the household were Margaret D., age 12, and Gertrude E. 8. Raymond's father, Charles B. was also in the household, widowed, age 87.

Raymond and Emma were enumerated in the 1940 West Granby, Granby Town, Hartford Co. CT, federal census. He was 53, she was 51. Children in the household were Margaret 22 and Gertrude 18.

Donna Holcomb Larose writes:

"Raymond's daughters, Margaret Dora (Case) Holcombe and Gertrude Emma (Case) Slaughter have passed down many stories of their father, my grandfather.

"Raymond Erving Case was born in his parent's home at 145 Simsbury Road in West Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut. This was a dairy farm, which also raised chickens, on 150 acres of land located just south east of Broad Hill on the western branch of Salmon Brook. He and his only sibling, Loise Eunice Case (b. Abt 1888), were raised on this farm. Louise, who was about two years younger than Ray, died at the young age of 16, in 1904, six years prior to Ray's marriage to Emma Griswold Griffin in 1910. (Oddly, both of Ray's children refer to Louise as 'Auntie Lou', even though she had died years before either of them were born.)

"Raymond continued the family farm, was involved in town politics and was a Deacon of the West Granby Methodist Church (for which he was sometimes called 'Deac'). He was a kind man, and noted for his fairness and compassion in both family and business matters.

"Raymond and Emma (Griffin) Case lived in the 'two-family' farmhouse of Ray's parents, and it was in this home that they too, would raise their family. After seven years of marriage, Margaret Dora was born in 1917 at Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Hartford County, CT.

"Margaret was born by cesarean section, which (I feel) is quite remarkable for this era. Both Mother and daughter spent an entire month at the hospital, amassing a bill of three hundred dollars (a sizable sum, back then).

"Raymond and Emma's second daughter, Gertrude Emma, related that when her mother discovered that she was pregnant a second time (three years after the birth of Margaret), she feared that she would not survive this second pregnancy. (Margaret thinks that this is very sad.) It was of this fear, that Emma demanded that a family portrait of her husband, her daughter and herself be taken.

"Emma not only survived the birth of Gertrude, in August of 1921, but lived to see both her daughters marry, and to know each of her grandchildren. After 51 years of marriage, Emma died in December 1961.

"Continuing his father's dairy farm, during the 1930's and 1940's, Ray also cultivated, grew and cured Havana tobacco. Margaret describes the tedious process of cutting th tobacco stalks, pushing these stalks down over a long pointed 'lathe', and hanging these heavy lathes in the barns to dry and cure. Then, pushing the cured stalks off the lathes, bundling them into huge bales and loading them onto the wagon to be transported and sold.

"Though I was just seven years of age when my grandfather died, I too have fond memories of Raymond E. Case and of playing on the farm. Grandpa never would miss 'milking time,' even with the use of modern milking machinery and compete trust of his very able hired-hand, Earl Tattlock. I can still hear my grandfather call the cows to the barn, 'Ca-Boss-ee!, Ca-Boss-ee!' (the accent on 'boss'). Then, Grandpa would pace up and down the center aisle of the barn, taking time to talk to each of his 41 head of cow, calling them each by their name--names like Bessie, and Buttercup, and Lizzie.

"I remember that my sister and I thought it was rather odd (one September evening in 1963) to see Grandpa just sitting in the milkroom while Earl was tending to the milking. A few hours later, Dr. Stretch came to our house (in Simsbury), to inform our mother that after walking up the hill from the barn to the farmhouse, her father had died of a heart attack in the doorway of his home . . . the same home in which he had been born.

"As my grandfather had wished, Earl took over the dairy farm business, renting the barn and pastures until he retired in teh early 1970's. As far as I know, Earl and his wife, Alva, still live in the house they had build, just south of the old farm, on the five acres of land which my grnadfather had given to him many years before his death.

"The two-family farmhouse ws also rented until 1978, when it was sold out of the family. since that time, though the farmhouse remains as one fo the beautiful homes which adorn West Granby's picturesque landscape, the barns have deteriorated. Still, one can't help but to realize the prosperity of it's day . . . a day of many generations."

Children of Raymond Erving Case and Emma Griswold Griffin

Citations

  1. [S59] Ruth Cost Duncan, John Case, Page 171/Item 517.
  2. [S239] Dororthy Dean Viets Schell, Viets Female, Page 108.

Emma Griswold Griffin

b. 30 December 1888, d. 26 December 1961
     Emma Griswold Griffin was born on 30 December 1888 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Gilbert Benjamin Griffin and Margaret Gray Fleming. Emma Griswold Griffin married Raymond Erving Case, son of Charles Bingley Case and Dora Lena Erving, on 15 November 1910 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1 Emma Griswold Griffin died on 26 December 1961 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 72. She was buried at Center Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.

Children of Emma Griswold Griffin and Raymond Erving Case

Citations

  1. [S239] Dororthy Dean Viets Schell, Viets Female, Page 108.

Gertrude Emma Case

b. 31 August 1921
     Gertrude Emma Case was born on 31 August 1921 at Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Raymond Erving Case and Emma Griswold Griffin. Gertrude Emma Case married Robert E. Slaughter in 1960 at NY.

Gilbert Benjamin Griffin

b. 13 July 1850, d. November 1921
     Gilbert Benjamin Griffin was born on 13 July 1850 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Gilbert Griffin and Harriet Newell Viets. Gilbert Benjamin Griffin married Margaret Gray Fleming, daughter of Charles Fleming and Christina Gray, on 27 September 1871. Gilbert Benjamin Griffin died in November 1921 at age 71. He was buried at Center Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1

Children of Gilbert Benjamin Griffin and Margaret Gray Fleming

Citations

  1. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 35.

Margaret Gray Fleming

b. 24 May 1857, d. March 1915
     Margaret Gray Fleming was born on 24 May 1857 at Scotland. She was the daughter of Charles Fleming and Christina Gray. Margaret Gray Fleming married Gilbert Benjamin Griffin, son of Gilbert Griffin and Harriet Newell Viets, on 27 September 1871. Margaret Gray Fleming died in March 1915 at age 57. She was buried at Center Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1

Children of Margaret Gray Fleming and Gilbert Benjamin Griffin

Citations

  1. [S161] Carol A. Laun, Granby Center Cemetery, Page 35.

Charles Bingley Case1

b. 22 October 1843, d. 11 August 1930
     Charles and Dora were recorded in the 1900 Granby census, film T623-136, page 8B, line 57, with both children still in the household. They were living next door to Asa Hiram Case, Charles' brother. Charles was a farmer.

Charles and Dora were recorded in the 1920 Granby census, page 4A, living alone and not working, next door to son Raymond.

Donna Holcomb Larose writes:

"Family lore, passed down to Margaret Dora (Case) Holcomb and Gertrude Emma (Case) Slaughter (and then to me) of their grandparents' courtship is as follows:

'Unfortunately we have no idea how they met, as they lived so far apart for those days. (Barkhampsted and East Hartford are 30 miles or more from each other.) Evidently, our Grandpa did not like shoes much in his youth, as the story was told that he would hitch his horse and wagon, don his Sunday best, and travel bare-footed all the way from Barkhamsted to East Hartford. He would stop, just before his arrival, pick some flowers, and THEN put on his shoes.'

Margaret and Gertrude suppose that he removed his shoes again, shortly after his departure to return home. I would surely hope/assume that this courtship was during the summer months of the year." Charles Bingley Case was born on 22 October 1843 at Barkhamsted, Litchfield Co., CT. He was the son of A. Hiram Case and Eunice Higley. Charles Bingley Case married Dora Lena Erving, daughter of John Erving and Sarah A. Brewer. Charles Bingley Case died on 11 August 1930 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 86.

Children of Charles Bingley Case and Dora Lena Erving

Citations

  1. [S59] Ruth Cost Duncan, John Case, Page 139/Item 387.

Dora Lena Erving

b. 4 November 1858, d. 25 December 1926
     Dora Lena Erving was born on 4 November 1858 at East Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of John Erving and Sarah A. Brewer. Dora Lena Erving married Charles Bingley Case, son of A. Hiram Case and Eunice Higley. Dora Lena Erving died on 25 December 1926 at age 68.

Children of Dora Lena Erving and Charles Bingley Case

John Erving

     John Erving married Sarah A. Brewer.

Child of John Erving and Sarah A. Brewer

Sarah A. Brewer

     Sarah A. Brewer married John Erving.

Child of Sarah A. Brewer and John Erving

Louise Eunice Case

b. 15 June 1888, d. 1904
     Donna Holcomb Larose writes:

"The portrait of 'Auntie Lou' (the same portrait that is published in 'Granby Connecticut, A Brief History 1786-1986' which lists her dates 1888-1904) hung in the family home throughout the next generation. during that time the two-family farmhouse was occupied by Charles and Lena (Erving) Case; Raymond Erving Case (their son, and sister of Lou, his wife and his two daughters.

"Ray's daughters, Margaret and Gertrude, both remember and relate that 'Auntie Lou's' portrait was always displayed in a prominent place in the home. Though I have no memories of my grandfather ever speaking of his sister, Margaret (my mother) tells that her father was evidently very saddened by Lou's death, often speaking of her with great admiration. He always missed her, never really getting over herr youthful death. Several copies of 'Auntie Lou's' portrait remain in the family to this day.

"Upon asking my mother for any further information that she could offer, she told me that she believes that 'Auntie Lou' died of a kidney ailment possibly called 'Bright's Disease'. She also told that upon Lou's death, Raymond left Mt. Herman's Academy (the high school he was attending in Massachusetts) to return home to be with his parents. Due to his parents' intense grief at the loss of their daughter, and he being the sole remaining child, Raymond did not return to Mt. Herman's to complete his schooling. My mother believes that it was her father's decision to remain on the farm with his parents.

"Ray married six years later, his bride moving to live with his family on the Case farm, my mother was born seven years into this marriage. Mom feels that she was always her grandmother's pet, reading to her for hours every day. 'It's sad,' she said, 'but I think that in some way, I was the replacement of the daughter she had lost.' " Louise Eunice Case was born on 15 June 1888. She was the daughter of Charles Bingley Case and Dora Lena Erving. Louise Eunice Case died in 1904.

A. Hiram Case1

b. 12 February 1804, d. 11 January 1879
     A. Hiram Case was born on 12 February 1804 at Barkhamsted, Litchfield Co., CT. He was the son of Oliver Case and Amy Case. A. Hiram Case married Eunice Higley, daughter of Capt. Asa Higley Jr. and Ruth Kendall, on 4 December 1834 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. A. Hiram Case died on 11 January 1879 at West Granby, Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 74.

Children of A. Hiram Case and Eunice Higley

Citations

  1. [S59] Ruth Cost Duncan, John Case, Page 91/Item 210.

Eunice Higley

b. 30 May 1808, d. 25 December 1888
     Eunice Higley was born on 30 May 1808 at West Granby, Granby, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Capt. Asa Higley Jr. and Ruth Kendall. Eunice Higley married A. Hiram Case, son of Oliver Case and Amy Case, on 4 December 1834 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. Eunice Higley died on 25 December 1888 at West Granby, Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 80.

Children of Eunice Higley and A. Hiram Case

Capt. Asa Higley Jr.1

b. 13 October 1771, d. 2 September 1840
     Capt. Asa Higley Jr. was born on 13 October 1771 at West Granby, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Lt. Asa Higley and Eunice Colton.1 Capt. Asa Higley Jr. married Ruth Kendall circa 1800.1 Capt. Asa Higley Jr. died on 2 September 1840 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 68.1

Child of Capt. Asa Higley Jr. and Ruth Kendall

Citations

  1. [S506] Leroy E. Higley, John Higley, CD Supplement #1.

Ruth Kendall

b. 1779, d. 19 July 1843
     Ruth Kendall was born in 1779 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1 She married Capt. Asa Higley Jr., son of Lt. Asa Higley and Eunice Colton, circa 1800.1 Ruth Kendall died on 19 July 1843 at West Granby, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1

Child of Ruth Kendall and Capt. Asa Higley Jr.

Citations

  1. [S506] Leroy E. Higley, John Higley, CD Supplement #1.

Mary Camp

b. 10 June 1773, d. 17 March 1852
     Mary Camp was born on 10 June 1773 at Ridgebury, CT. She married Martin Hayes, son of Samuel Hayes Jr. and Rosanna Holcombe, on 25 December 1798 at Ridgebury, CT. Mary Camp died on 17 March 1852 at Greene, Erie Co., PA, at age 78.

Child of Mary Camp and Martin Hayes

Mary Merinda Hayes1

b. 15 May 1804, d. 3 August 1846
     Mary Merinda Hayes was born on 15 May 1804 at Marcellus, Onondaga Co., NY. She was the daughter of Martin Hayes and Mary Camp. Mary Merinda Hayes married Thomas Jefferson West on 9 April 1824 at Beaver Dam, Erie Co., PA. Mary Merinda Hayes died on 3 August 1846 at Barry, Pike Co., IL, at age 42.

Child of Mary Merinda Hayes and Thomas Jefferson West

Citations

  1. [S105] Barbara Anne Brandes, "Supplemental DAR Application."

Thomas Jefferson West

b. 17 April 1804, d. 23 December 1853
     Thomas Jefferson West was born on 17 April 1804 at Plainfield, NH. He married Mary Merinda Hayes, daughter of Martin Hayes and Mary Camp, on 9 April 1824 at Beaver Dam, Erie Co., PA. Thomas Jefferson West died on 23 December 1853 at Drytown, CA, at age 49.

Child of Thomas Jefferson West and Mary Merinda Hayes

Corydon Martin West1

b. 31 January 1831
     Corydon Martin West was born on 31 January 1831 at Beaver Dam, Erie Co., PA. He was the son of Thomas Jefferson West and Mary Merinda Hayes. Corydon Martin West married America Baker on 10 April 1870 at Sacramento Co., CA. Corydon Martin West was buried on 3 November 1898 at San Joaquin Co., CA.

Child of Corydon Martin West and America Baker

Citations

  1. [S105] Barbara Anne Brandes, "Supplemental DAR Application."

America Baker

b. 28 January 1853, d. 12 December 1940
     America Baker was born on 28 January 1853 at Quincy, IL. She married Corydon Martin West, son of Thomas Jefferson West and Mary Merinda Hayes, on 10 April 1870 at Sacramento Co., CA. America Baker died on 12 December 1940 at Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA, at age 87.

Child of America Baker and Corydon Martin West

Chester Frank West1

b. 22 June 1875, d. 12 March 1947
     Chester Frank West was born on 22 June 1875 at Gault, CA. He was the son of Corydon Martin West and America Baker. Chester Frank West married Evalyn Wilkinson on 27 August 1901 at CA. Chester Frank West died on 12 March 1947 at Oakland, CA, at age 71.

Child of Chester Frank West and Evalyn Wilkinson

Citations

  1. [S105] Barbara Anne Brandes, "Supplemental DAR Application."

Evalyn Wilkinson

b. 10 December 1876, d. 1 November 1962
     Evalyn Wilkinson was born on 10 December 1876 at CA. She married Chester Frank West, son of Corydon Martin West and America Baker, on 27 August 1901 at CA. Evalyn Wilkinson died on 1 November 1962 at Oakland, CA, at age 85.

Child of Evalyn Wilkinson and Chester Frank West

Evelyn Ethel West1

b. 24 September 1910, d. 1 November 1988
     Evelyn Ethel West was born on 24 September 1910 at Oakland, CA. She was the daughter of Chester Frank West and Evalyn Wilkinson. Evelyn Ethel West died on 1 November 1988 at San Leandro, Alameda Co., CA, at age 78.

Citations

  1. [S105] Barbara Anne Brandes, "Supplemental DAR Application."