Rockwell Holcombe1

b. 12 October 1837, d. 14 December 1933
     Rockwell Holcombe was born on 12 October 1837 at West Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2 He was the son of Amasa Holcombe and Almira Rice. Rockwell Holcombe married Harriett Whebby circa 1863. Rockwell Holcombe died on 14 December 1933 at Somers, CT, at age 96.2

Rockwell and Harriett were enumerated in the 1870 East Granby, Hartford Co., CT, federal census. He was a farmer age 32, she was 28. Children in the household were Wayne 4, and Jane (?) 1 month. Also in the household were two children, Laura Dimick(?) age 13 and sister(?) Lena age 9.

Rockwell and Harriet were enumerated in the 1880 Suffield, Hartford Co., CT, federal census (NA film T9-0099, page 239A). He was a farmer age 42, she was 38. Children in the household were Wayne R. 14, and Henrietta 10. Also in the household were his half-brother Arthur 12, neice Laura Q. Holcombe 23, brother Richard 61, sister-in-law Lydia S. 62, nephew Edwin L. 24, and other Martha B. Robinson 15, who assisted with housework.

Rockwell and Harriet were enumerated in the 1900 census of East Granby, Hartford Co., CT, page 2B, line 70. He was a farmer age 62, she was 58. They had been married 37 and had two children, both still living. Also in the household was son Wayne 34, and his family.


Rockwell (age 82) was enumerated in the 1920 Somers, Tolland Co., CT federal census (ED 314, page 7B) in the household of his son Wayne.

From the Courant 15 December 1933:

Rockwell C. Holcomb, 96, for many years a prominent farmer and tobacco grower in the Somersville section of this town, died at the home of his son, W.R. Holcomb Thursday morning. He had been in failing health two years. Born in West Simsbury, October 12, 1837, Mr. Holcomb had spent most of his life in Somers. He leaves his son, a daughter, Mrs. Henrietta Burr of Baltic, and four grandchildren. The funeral will be at the home of his son Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Dr. Elmer J. Cook, pastor of the Somersville Congregational Church, will officiate. Burial will be in North Bloomfield.

Children of Rockwell Holcombe and Harriett Whebby

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 48/Item A-4-5-2-2-9-1-9.
  2. [S284] Courant, 15 December 1933.
  3. [S68] 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Muriel Brackett Fuller

b. 11 October 1909, d. 23 May 1989
     Muriel Brackett Fuller was born on 11 October 1909 at Waltham, MA.1 She married Irving Leroy Holcombe, son of Amos Roberts Holcombe and Ida Belle Cook, on 2 July 1932 at East Granby, Hartford Co., CT. Muriel Brackett Fuller died on 23 May 1989 at Thomaston, Litchfield Co., CT, at age 79.1

Child of Muriel Brackett Fuller and Irving Leroy Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 043-36-6392.

Chester Robert Holcombe1

b. 6 May 1938, d. 26 June 1988
     Chester Robert Holcombe was born on 6 May 1938 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.2,3 He was the son of Irving Leroy Holcombe and Muriel Brackett Fuller. Chester Robert Holcombe died on 26 June 1988 at Broward Co., FL, at age 50.2,3

Citations

  1. [S180] Compiled by Richard C. Roberts, Roberts Reunion, Page 50/Item A83.
  2. [S606] Richard C. Roberts, Roberts Reunion 4, page 114.
  3. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 040-30-3012.

Lois Carolyn Petit

b. 29 July 1921, d. 9 August 2008
     Lois Carolyn Petit was born on 29 July 1921 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Emil Otto Petit and Emma Gerhardt. Lois Carolyn Petit married Drayton Charles Holcombe, son of Chester Harvey Holcombe and Rebecca Mary Phelps, on 10 April 1944 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. Lois Carolyn Petit died on 9 August 2008 at Suffield, Hartford Co., CT, at age 87.1

As published in the Courant on 13 August 2008, accessed on-line:

Lois (Petit) Holcomb, 87, of Suffield, beloved wife of Drayton C. Holcomb, died Saturday, (August 9, 2008) at a local convalescent home. Born July 29, 1921, in Hartford, daughter of the late Emil and Emma (Gerhardt) Petit, she grew up in Hartford before moving to North Granby and then to Suffield 19 years ago. Lois was a member of the First Congregational Church in Granby. She was an avid seamstress and quilter and received many awards for her work and she was a member of the Granbee's Quilting Club but above all she was a wonderful homemaker. Besides her husband, Drayton of 64 years, she is survived by two daughters, Holly Condon and her husband, John of West Suffield, Judy Holcomb of Granby; five grandchildren, Neal Condon, John Condon (Beverly), Sarah Devine (Christopher), Kirsten Doherty (Peter), Valerie Keith (Jamey); seven great grandchildren, Ashley, Nicholas, John, Miranda Condon, Elizabeth Devine, Emma Keith, Aidan Doherty; she was predeceased by a sister, Shirley Seaton. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 16, 11 a.m., at Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St., Granby. Her family will receive friends Saturday from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Suffield Emergency Aid Association, 450 South St., Suffield, CT 06078.

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 042-16-8442.

Emil Otto Petit

b. 23 December 1889, d. 14 August 1945
     Emil Otto Petit was born on 23 December 1889 at Alsace Lorrraine. He married Emma Gerhardt on 19 November 1914 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. Emil Otto Petit died on 14 August 1945 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, at age 55.

Child of Emil Otto Petit and Emma Gerhardt

Emma Gerhardt

b. 28 August 1889, d. 29 April 1977
     Emma Gerhardt was born on 28 August 1889 at Neustadt, Germany. She married Emil Otto Petit on 19 November 1914 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. Emma Gerhardt died on 29 April 1977 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, at age 87.

Child of Emma Gerhardt and Emil Otto Petit

George Russell Gibson

b. 20 January 1920, d. 29 March 1996
     George Russell Gibson was born on 20 January 1920 at Holyoke, MA. He was the son of Earl Elery Gibson and Myrtle Chillson. George Russell Gibson married Edith Caroline Holcombe, daughter of Chester Harvey Holcombe and Rebecca Mary Phelps, on 30 August 1941 at Portland, ME. George Russell Gibson died on 29 March 1996 at Suffield, Hartford Co., CT, at age 76.

Child of George Russell Gibson and Edith Caroline Holcombe

Earl Elery Gibson

b. 23 February 1878, d. 27 July 1949
     Earl Elery Gibson married Myrtle Chillson. Earl Elery Gibson was born on 23 February 1878. He died on 27 July 1949 at age 71.

Child of Earl Elery Gibson and Myrtle Chillson

Myrtle Chillson

b. 8 October 1878, d. 20 January 1950
     Myrtle Chillson married Earl Elery Gibson. Myrtle Chillson was born on 8 October 1878 at Enfield, Hartford Co., CT. She died on 20 January 1950 at age 71.

Child of Myrtle Chillson and Earl Elery Gibson

Ronald Raymond Gibson

b. 23 May 1948, d. November 1989
     Ronald Raymond Gibson was born on 23 May 1948 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of George Russell Gibson and Edith Caroline Holcombe. Ronald Raymond Gibson died in November 1989 at age 41.1

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 042-40-9090.

Vivian Catherine Diters1

b. 30 July 1920, d. 12 June 1978
     Vivian Catherine Diters was born on 30 July 1920 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.2 She was the daughter of Edward Diters and Mae Donnelly. Vivian Catherine Diters married Carlton Chester Holcombe, son of Chester Harvey Holcombe and Rebecca Mary Phelps, on 28 February 1942 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. Vivian Catherine Diters died on 12 June 1978 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, at age 57.2

Citations

  1. [S642] Jean E. Perreault, Simsbury 1930 Census, page 243.
  2. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 042-12-9696.

Edward Diters

     Edward Diters married Mae Donnelly.

Child of Edward Diters and Mae Donnelly

Mae Donnelly

     Mae Donnelly married Edward Diters.

Child of Mae Donnelly and Edward Diters

Jane Curtiss

b. 27 April 1920, d. 20 November 2003
     Jane Curtiss was born on 27 April 1920 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Charles Edson Curtiss II and Mardula Green. Jane Curtiss married (?) Beaumont. Jane Curtiss married Carlton Chester Holcombe, son of Chester Harvey Holcombe and Rebecca Mary Phelps, on 30 December 1978 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. Jane Curtiss died on 20 November 2003 at Hospice of Martin and St. Lucie, Stuart, Martin Co., FL, at age 83.1 She was buried on 6 December 2003 at Center Cemetery, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.

Jane Curtiss Beaumont Holcomb, 83, of Jupiter died Thursday, Nov. 20 at Hospice of Martin and St. Lucie, Stuart.

A native of Simsbury, Conn., she lived in the Jupiter area since 1978.

During World War II she was a member of the Civil Air Patrol in Connecticut and Nebraska and worked for the American Red Cross in Alexandria, Va.

She was past president of Simsbury Historical Society and past regent of the Abigail Phelps N.S. chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of the Jupiter Lighthouse chapter. She was a member of the Connecticut Society of Geneologists; Frary Family; Simbury Cemetery Association; Curtiss Cemetery Association; and Simsbury Research Library.

Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Carlton C. Holcomb; a sister, Marion Curtiss Clark of Jupiter; a daughter-in-law, Pamela Beaumont of Massachusetts; three stepchildren, Dee White, Susan Voudreu and C.C. Holcomb Jr; two grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and six stepgreat-granchildren.

She was predeceased by two sons, Curtiss Lee Beaumont and William Davis Beaumont.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 at Taylor and Modeen Funeral Home, 250 Center St., Jupiter.

Inurnment services will be on Saturday, Dec. 6 at Simsbury Center Cemetery, Simsbury.

Memorial contributions may be made to Simsbury Genealogical Historical Research Library, 749 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT 06070.

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 045-12-5090.

Robert Kenneth Sweatland

b. 23 October 1920, d. 4 January 1960
     Robert Kenneth Sweatland was born on 23 October 1920 at Springfield, Hampden Co., MA.1 He was the son of Andrew Sweatland and Annie Zimmerman. Robert Kenneth Sweatland died on 4 January 1960 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, at age 39.

Citations

  1. [S720] Jean E. Perreault, Granby 1930 Census.

Howard Livingston Gibson

b. 7 September 1900, d. November 1974
     Howard Livingston Gibson married Myrtle Chillson. Howard Livingston Gibson was born on 7 September 1900. He died in November 1974 at age 74.

Myrtle Chillson

b. 28 March 1901, d. March 1977
     Myrtle Chillson married Howard Livingston Gibson. Myrtle Chillson was born on 28 March 1901. She died in March 1977.

Harriett Whebby

b. October 1841, d. 16 January 1904
     Harriett Whebby was born in October 1841 at Nova Scotia, Canada. She married Rockwell Holcombe, son of Amasa Holcombe and Almira Rice, circa 1863. Harriett Whebby died on 16 January 1904 at East Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 62. She was buried on 19 January 1904.

From the Courant 19 January 1904:

In East Granby, January 16, 1904, Harriet Whebby Holcomb, wife of Rockwell Holcomb, aged 62. Funeral this (Tuesday) afternoon at 1 o'clock at the homeand at 2 o'clock at the church.

Children of Harriett Whebby and Rockwell Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S68] 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Wayne R. Holcombe

b. January 1866
     Wayne R. Holcombe was born in January 1866 at MA. He was the son of Rockwell Holcombe and Harriett Whebby. Wayne R. Holcombe married Henrietta (?) circa 1898.

Wayne was enumerated on Maple St. in the 1920 Somers, Tolland Co., CT, federal census, ED 314, page 7B. He was a tobacco farmer, age 53; his wife, whose name is illegible, was 45, born in IL. Children in the household were Bernice 20 and Rockwell 15. Wayne's 82-year-old father was also in the household.

Child of Wayne R. Holcombe and Henrietta (?)

Citations

  1. [S39] 1920 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Eva Rowley

     Eva Rowley married Oliver Martin Holcombe, son of Dr. Roland Holcombe and Maria Holcombe, circa 1883.