Allen Jacob Holcombe1

b. 25 November 1859, d. 15 March 1954
     Allen Jacob Holcombe was born on 25 November 1859 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Sylvester Holcombe and Sarah Lucinda Hoskins. Allen Jacob Holcombe married Clara A. Deming, daughter of John H. Deming and Helena Blaker, on 8 October 1884. Allen Jacob Holcombe died on 15 March 1954 at a brief illness, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT, at age 94. He was buried at Simsbury Cemetery, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.2

The obituary in the Courant reports: Allen ... was a pioneer in the retail milk business. He started house-to-house delivery of milk from his farm on East Weatogue Street more than 60 years ago. He still owned and managed the farm at the time of his death.

Holcombe was the oldest member of First Church of Christ Congregational and is believed to have been the oldest resident of Simsbury. He served as deacon of the church for more than 50 years and also served as clerk and treasurer for many years. He represented Simsbury in the State Legislature in 1931 and 1932.

Allen and Clara were enumerated in the 1900 Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT, federal census, page 8A. His birth was listed as Nov 1860 and age as 39. Clara was 35. Howard and Esther were in the household, as was Allen's mother Sarah and his brother Wilbur.

Allen J. and Clara D. were enumerated in the 1920 Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT, federal census. He was a farmer, age 60, she was 56. Others in the household were mother-in-law Helen Deming 80, brother Wilbur Holcomb 71, son-in-law Walter Smith 30, and daughter Esther Smith 29. Allen and Clara were again enumerated in the Simsbury federal census, district 209 in 1930. He was 70, she was 66. Daughter Smith and her children were also in the household. They were again enmerated in Simsbury in 1940 with daughter Patricia Smith, son-in-law Walter P. Smith and grandchildren Thomas H. 18 and Patricia 15.

At the time of his death, Allen was reported to have one daughter and one son, three grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Children of Allen Jacob Holcombe and Clara A. Deming

Citations

  1. [S642] Jean E. Perreault, Simsbury 1930 Census, page 178.
  2. [S344] Joyce A. Cahill Simsbury Cemetery, Page 159.

Esther Deming Holcombe

b. 15 January 1890, d. 27 May 1971
     Esther Deming Holcombe was born on 15 January 1890 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1,2,3 She was the daughter of Allen Jacob Holcombe and Clara A. Deming. Esther Deming Holcombe married Walter Baker Smith on 7 October 1916.2 Esther Deming Holcombe lived on 15 March 1954 at East Weatogue Street, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. She died on 27 May 1971 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, at age 81.1,2 She was buried at Simsbury Cemetery, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1

Citations

  1. [S344] Joyce A. Cahill Simsbury Cemetery, Page 200.
  2. [S642] Jean E. Perreault, Simsbury 1930 Census, page 179.
  3. [S687] Thomas Dunmore Ayres, Simsbury First Church Records.

Walter Baker Smith

b. 21 May 1889, d. 21 January 1964
     Walter Baker Smith was born on 21 May 1889 at Chesterfield, MA.1,2 He married Esther Deming Holcombe, daughter of Allen Jacob Holcombe and Clara A. Deming, on 7 October 1916.2 Walter Baker Smith died on 21 January 1964 at age 74.1,2 He was buried at Simsbury Cemetery, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1

Citations

  1. [S344] Joyce A. Cahill Simsbury Cemetery, Page 201.
  2. [S642] Jean E. Perreault, Simsbury 1930 Census, page 179.

Howard Leslie Holcombe

b. 26 October 1885, d. 3 August 1964
     Howard Leslie Holcombe was born on 26 October 1885 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1,2 He was the son of Allen Jacob Holcombe and Clara A. Deming. Howard Leslie Holcombe was baptized on 20 June 1886 at Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.3 He married Jospehine Mary Strempfer.1 Howard Leslie Holcombe lived on 15 March 1954 at Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT. He died on 3 August 1964 at Norwich, New London Co., CT, at age 78.1,4 He was buried at Simsbury Cemetery, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1

Howard and Josephine were enumerated in the 1930 Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT, federal census. He was 44, she was 43. The only child in the household was Lois F., 7 years 5 months.

Howard registered for the WWII draft while living at 173 Chipman St., Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT, and worked at the Waterbury Farrell Foundry & Machine Co. He listed Josephine as his closest relative.

Citations

  1. [S344] Joyce A. Cahill Simsbury Cemetery, Page 160.
  2. [S596] Ancestry.com.
  3. [S687] Thomas Dunmore Ayres, Simsbury First Church Records.
  4. [S185] Connecticut Death Index, On-line Database, 1949-2001 unknown repository.

William Scott Loomis1

b. 1816, d. 23 March 1876
     William Scott Loomis was born in 1816 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of William Loomis and Prudence Burr.2 William Scott Loomis married Elizabeth Griswold on 11 April 1838.1 William Scott Loomis died on 23 March 1876.1

Child of William Scott Loomis and Elizabeth Griswold

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, Page 452, Item 5441.
  2. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, Page 310, Item 2434.

Elizabeth Griswold

b. circa 1820, d. 27 February 1847
     Elizabeth Griswold was born circa 1820; based on age at death. She married William Scott Loomis, son of William Loomis and Prudence Burr, on 11 April 1838.1 Elizabeth Griswold died on 27 February 1847.1

Child of Elizabeth Griswold and William Scott Loomis

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, Page 452, Item 5441.

Alfred E. Holcombe

b. 22 June 1864, d. August 1954
by Marie B. on findagrave.com
     Alfred E. Holcombe was born on 22 June 1864 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Pliny Holcombe and Julia Loomis. Alfred E. Holcombe married Grace W. Gray, daughter of Samuel W. Gray and Sarah (?), circa 1893.1 Alfred E. Holcombe died in August 1954 at home, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, at age 90. He was buried in August 1954 at Elm Grove Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.

Alfred's obituary in the Hartford Times: Mr. Holcomb was one of the oldest residents of Windsor. He was employed for 26 years as a carpenter by the Dunham Hosiery Company in the Poquonock section of Windsor. After the mill closed in 1910 he was hired by three Windsor men to clear several large pieces of land which now form a good part of the plantations of the Hartman Tobacco Company.

He was born in a house across from the Elm Grove Cemetery in the Poquonock district where he is to be buried Friday.

A few weeks ago Mr. Holcomb, chatting with a friend said he could recall the arrival of the first trolley car, the first automobile and the first electric lights in Windsor. He was a member of the Fire Department in the days when it depended on a bucket brigade to get water to a fire. He played the cymbals in the Poquonock Fife and Drum Corps.

He was a member of Palisado Lodge, IOOF, and of the Modern Woodmen of America.

They had no children.

Alfred E. and Grace W. were enumerated in the 1920 Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, federal census, ED 201, page 11A. He was a carpenter age 55, she was 46. There were no children in the household. Grace's widowed mother, Sarah age 72 was living with them. Alfred and Grace were enumerated in the 1940 Windsor federal census. He was 75, a public school janitor, she was 67.

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Grace W. Gray

b. August 1873, d. 1942
     Grace W. Gray was born in August 1873 at CT.1 She was the daughter of Samuel W. Gray and Sarah (?)2 Grace W. Gray married Alfred E. Holcombe, son of Pliny Holcombe and Julia Loomis, circa 1893.1 Grace W. Gray died in 1942.

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  2. [S362] 1880 Federal Census,.

Curtis Case1

b. 26 April 1806, d. 10 August 1863
     Curtis Case was born on 26 April 1806 at Barkhamsted, Litchfield Co., CT. He was the son of Zeben Case and Sarah Merritt. Curtis Case married Azubah Case, daughter of Francis Case and Jemima Case, on 6 October 1833 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. Curtis Case died on 10 August 1863 at Barkhamsted, Litchfield Co., CT, at age 57.

Child of Curtis Case and Azubah Case

Citations

  1. [S101] Ruth Cost Duncan, John Case, Page 117/Item 304.

Azubah Case

b. 10 May 1810
     Azubah Case was born on 10 May 1810 at West Granby, Granby, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Francis Case and Jemima Case. Azubah Case married Curtis Case, son of Zeben Case and Sarah Merritt, on 6 October 1833 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.

Child of Azubah Case and Curtis Case

Eldridge Case1

b. 16 July 1840
     Eldridge Case was born on 16 July 1840 at Barkhamsted, Litchfield Co., CT. He was the son of Curtis Case and Azubah Case. Eldridge Case married Lois Ann Rice, daughter of Levi Rice and Mary A. Hack, on 11 September 1860 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.

Child of Eldridge Case and Lois Ann Rice

Citations

  1. [S101] Ruth Cost Duncan, John Case, Page 156/Item 453.

Lois Ann Rice

b. 29 March 1845
     Lois Ann Rice was born on 29 March 1845 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Levi Rice and Mary A. Hack. Lois Ann Rice married Eldridge Case, son of Curtis Case and Azubah Case, on 11 September 1860 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.

Child of Lois Ann Rice and Eldridge Case

Dr. George Curtis Case1

b. 11 June 1876, d. Sunday, October 19, 1958
     Courant Dr. Case was a dentist in Winsted for more than sixty years. He had moved to Winsted at an early age and attended the old Fourth School and West Winsted High School. He was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1897 and opened a practice in Winsted.

Active in Masonic affairs, Dr. Case was a past master of St. Andrew's Lodge, AF&AM; a member of Meridian Chapter, RAM, and tyrian Council, R&SM; and a past patron of Magnolia Chapter, OES.

for more than 35 years he was treasurer of Clifton Lodge, IOOF, and was a former member of Lafayette Consistory and Sphinx Temple.

He was a charter member of the Winsted Club and a member of the Church of Christ.

The obituary indicated that he was survived by his wife, Doris Parmelee, apparently his second wife; by two sons, George and Curt, possibly Doris' children; and by two daughters, apparently Dorothy and Catharine, his children by Sarah. Dr. George Curtis Case was born on 11 June 1876 at Barkhamsted, Litchfield Co., CT. He was the son of Eldridge Case and Lois Ann Rice. Dr. George Curtis Case married Sarah Amanda Granger, daughter of Lafayette Granger and Hannah Catharine Swenson, on 4 October 1898 at Winsted, Litchfield Co., CT. Dr. George Curtis Case died Sunday, October 19, 1958 at at his home, Winsted, Litchfield Co., CT.

Children of Dr. George Curtis Case and Sarah Amanda Granger

Citations

  1. [S101] Ruth Cost Duncan, John Case, Page 180/Item 558.

Sarah Amanda Granger

b. 14 February 1876
     Sarah Amanda Granger was born on 14 February 1876 at Winchester, Litchfield Co., CT. She was the daughter of Lafayette Granger and Hannah Catharine Swenson. Sarah Amanda Granger married Dr. George Curtis Case, son of Eldridge Case and Lois Ann Rice, on 4 October 1898 at Winsted, Litchfield Co., CT.

Children of Sarah Amanda Granger and Dr. George Curtis Case

Lafayette Granger

b. 26 June 1833
     Lafayette Granger was born on 26 June 1833 at Tolland, MA.1 He was the son of Launcelot Granger and Anna Hull.2 Lafayette Granger married Hannah Catharine Swenson on 25 November 1874.1

Child of Lafayette Granger and Hannah Catharine Swenson

Citations

  1. [S622] James N. Granger, Launcelot Granger, page 348.
  2. [S622] James N. Granger, Launcelot Granger, page 208.

Hannah Catharine Swenson

b. 10 February 1848
     Hannah Catharine Swenson was born on 10 February 1848 at Tolland, MA.1 She married Lafayette Granger, son of Launcelot Granger and Anna Hull, on 25 November 1874.1

Child of Hannah Catharine Swenson and Lafayette Granger

Citations

  1. [S622] James N. Granger, Launcelot Granger, page 348.

Dorothy Lois Case

b. 2 August 1899
     Dorothy Lois Case was born on 2 August 1899. She was the daughter of Dr. George Curtis Case and Sarah Amanda Granger.

Catharine Elizabeth Case

b. 11 March 1912
     Catharine Elizabeth Case was born on 11 March 1912. She was the daughter of Dr. George Curtis Case and Sarah Amanda Granger.

Frederick W. Watrous

b. January 1842
     Frederick W. Watrous was born in January 1842 at Chester, Middlesex Co., CT. He was the son of Albert W. Watrous and Catherine S. Herron.

Francis Delbert Watrous

b. February 1842, d. 1 September 1925
     Francis Delbert Watrous was born in February 1842 at Chester, Middlesex Co., CT. He was the son of Albert W. Watrous and Catherine S. Herron. Francis Delbert Watrous died on 1 September 1925 at Haddam, CT, at age 83.

Children of Francis Delbert Watrous and Kate E. Gilbert

George R. Watrous

b. 1844, d. 1 October 1864
     George R. Watrous was born in 1844 at Chester, Middlesex Co., CT. He was the son of Albert W. Watrous and Catherine S. Herron. George R. Watrous died on 1 October 1864 at Chester, Middlesex Co., CT.

Mary E. Watrous

b. 1845, d. 22 October 1929
     Mary E. Watrous was born in 1845 at Chester, Middlesex Co., CT. She was the daughter of Albert W. Watrous and Catherine S. Herron. Mary E. Watrous died on 22 October 1929 at Deep River, CT.

Catherine Josephine Watrous

b. 1847
     Catherine Josephine Watrous was born in 1847 at Chester, Middlesex Co., CT. She was the daughter of Albert W. Watrous and Catherine S. Herron.

Matilda Jane Watrous

b. 6 June 1849
     Matilda Jane Watrous was born on 6 June 1849 at Chester, Middlesex Co., CT. She was the daughter of Albert W. Watrous and Catherine S. Herron.

Eliza A. Watrous

b. 5 October 1857
     Eliza A. Watrous was born on 5 October 1857 at Chester, Middlesex Co., CT. She was the daughter of Albert W. Watrous and Catherine S. Herron.

Mary Ann Fish

     Mary Ann Fish was the daughter of Jonathan Fish. Mary Ann Fish married Fredus Griswold Watrous, son of Elijah Southworth Watrous and Clarissa Holcombe, on 19 September 1838 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.

Children of Mary Ann Fish and Fredus Griswold Watrous

Thomas T. Watrous

     Thomas T. Watrous was the son of Fredus Griswold Watrous and Mary Ann Fish.

Curtis Watrous

     Curtis Watrous was the son of Fredus Griswold Watrous and Mary Ann Fish.

Charles Watrous

     Charles Watrous was the son of Fredus Griswold Watrous and Mary Ann Fish.

Albert F. Watrous

b. 1839
     Albert F. Watrous was born in 1839 at Chester, Middlesex Co., CT. He was the son of Fredus Griswold Watrous and Mary Ann Fish.

Child of Albert F. Watrous and Lucy A. Harrington

Elijah F. Watrous

b. March 1842
     Information on Elijah and Floretta and their descendants was found on the Family Tree Maker Web site. This information was prepared by Leland Rice Watrous, 1821 Brockway Street, Saginaw, MI 48602. Elijah F. Watrous was born in March 1842 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Fredus Griswold Watrous and Mary Ann Fish.

Children of Elijah F. Watrous and Floretta E. Stacey

Clarissa N. Watrous

b. 1844
     Clarissa N. Watrous was born in 1844 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. She was the daughter of Fredus Griswold Watrous and Mary Ann Fish.

James Dewey Watrous

b. 5 February 1852, d. 3 July 1940
     James Dewey Watrous was born on 5 February 1852 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Fredus Griswold Watrous and Mary Ann Fish. James Dewey Watrous married Marie Perry, daughter of John Perry and Pauline Alex, on 8 May 1874 at Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. James Dewey Watrous died on 3 July 1940 at Manchester, Hartford Co., CT, at age 88. Information on James and Rosalie and their descendants was found on the Family Tree Maker Web site. This information was prepared by Leland Rice Watrous, 1821 Brockway Street, Saginaw, MI 48602.

Children of James Dewey Watrous and Marie Perry

Waldo Watrous

b. 1855, d. 30 January 1871
     Waldo Watrous was born in 1855 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Fredus Griswold Watrous and Mary Ann Fish. Waldo Watrous died on 30 January 1871 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.

Allyn E. Watrous

b. 1864, d. 1933
     Allyn E. Watrous was born in 1864. He was the son of Fredus Griswold Watrous and Mary Ann Fish. Allyn E. Watrous died in 1933 at Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., MA.

Children of Allyn E. Watrous and Adelaide L. Baldwin

Caroline Ann Brownell

     Caroline Ann Brownell was the daughter of Joseph Brownell and Caroline Butler. Caroline Ann Brownell married Henry Holder Watrous, son of Elijah Southworth Watrous and Clarissa Holcombe, on 21 February 1845 at Naples, Ontario Co., NY.

Children of Caroline Ann Brownell and Henry Holder Watrous

Mary Florence Watrous

b. 26 February 1853
     Mary Florence Watrous was born on 26 February 1853 at Naples, Ontario Co., NY. She was the daughter of Henry Holder Watrous and Caroline Ann Brownell.

Child of Mary Florence Watrous and Frank Jerome Flansburgh

George Holder Watrous

b. 3 January 1862
     George Holder Watrous was born on 3 January 1862 at Naples, Ontario Co., NY. He was the son of Henry Holder Watrous and Caroline Ann Brownell. George Holder Watrous married Cora Rose Buck, daughter of E. W. Buck, on 26 August 1885 at Naples, Ontario Co., NY.

Children of George Holder Watrous and Cora Rose Buck

Lucy Grodarent

     Lucy Grodarent was the daughter of John Grodarent and Rebecca Shultes. Lucy Grodarent married William P. Watrous, son of Elijah Southworth Watrous and Clarissa Holcombe, in 1847.

Children of Lucy Grodarent and William P. Watrous