Descendants of THOMAS MORGAN
Generation No. 1
1. THOMAS1 MORGAN was born 1756 in England, and died 1816. He married JANE
JENNER 1784 in England, daughter of JOSHUA JENOUR and ANN HARDING. She died
Notes for THOMAS MORGAN:
Thomas Morgan 1756-1816 m 1788 Jane Jenour 1767-1835 dau of Joshua Jenour
1715-1774 master of the Stationers' Company and one of the proprietors and
manager of THE DAILY ADVERTISER of London, which has been called the "first
modern newspaper" (See Baltimore Sun, July 10, 1932, and NY Times about
same date). This paper was published by the Jenours, father, son and grandson,
from 1730 until 1807. Joshua Jenour married 1750 Ann Harding, dau of Samuel
and Mary Harding of the parish of St Martin's in the Fields. Samuel was the
son of John and Elizabeth Harding of the same parish. Joshua Jenour was a
son of Matthew and Mary Jenour of Ball Court, Giltspur Street, London. Thomas
and Jane (Jenour) Morgan sailed for America during the French Revolution,
but their ship was captured by the French and they, with other prisoners,
were taken to Paris and imprisoned and narrowly escaped execution. Eventually,
making their way back to England, they sailed in an American ship and reached
their destination without further mishap. Thomas and Jane Morgan had ten children,
in addition to two or three who died in infancy.
Notes for JANE JENNER:
Last name may have been spelled Jenour
Jane apparently also known as Jennifer
Children of THOMAS MORGAN and JANE JENNER are:
i. HENRY2 MORGAN.
ii. JOSHUA MORGAN.
iii. CHARLOTTE MORGAN.
2. iv. GEORGE MORGAN, d. 1850.
3. v. THOMAS MORGAN, b. 1790; d. 1818.
vi. CHARLES MORGAN, b. 1794; d. 1841; m. ADELIA WALDEN, 1832.
4. vii. MATTHEW MORGAN, b. 1798; d. 1862.
viii. SYDNEY MORGAN, b. 1800; d. 18 May 1880.
ix. EDWARD MORGAN, b. 1806; d. 1831.
5. x. LOUISA MORGAN, b. 1810; d. 22 Aug 1873, Annapolis MD.
Generation No. 2
2. GEORGE2 MORGAN (THOMAS1) died 1850. He married
PAULINA AMELIE DROUILLARD, daughter of JOHN DROUILLARD and LOUISA BAKER. She
was born 1808 in New Orleans.
Notes for PAULINA AMELIE DROUILLARD:
She went by the her middle name Amelie
Children of GEORGE MORGAN and PAULINA DROUILLARD are:
6. i. JANE ELIZABETH3 MORGAN, b. 1830; d. 1913.
ii. CHARLES EDWARD MORGAN, b. 1832; d. ABT 1865.
Notes for CHARLES EDWARD MORGAN:
Was a medical researcher
iii. PAULINE DROUILLARD MORGAN.
iv. JOHN VINCENT DROUILLARD MORGAN.
Notes for JOHN VINCENT DROUILLARD MORGAN:
Was a MD
v. (FNU) MORGAN.
vi. GEORGENE MORGAN.
vii. LOUISA MORGAN.
3. THOMAS2 MORGAN (THOMAS1) was born 1790, and died 1818. He married AUGUSTA
Child of THOMAS MORGAN and AUGUSTA WILMERDING is:
i. THOMAS3 MORGAN, b. 1816; d. 1841.
4. MATTHEW2 MORGAN (THOMAS1) was born 1798, and died 1862. He married LUCINDA
LEE ROGERS 1823, daughter of SAMUEL ROGERS and LUCINDA LEE. She was born 1808,
and died 1876.
Notes for MATTHEW MORGAN:
Mattthew Morgan was one of the founders of the Canal Bank which he later represented
in Paris and supsequently established his own banking house in New York City.
The 1850 census places him and wife Lucinda on
Statten Island town of Castelton (Page 58}
Children of MATTHEW MORGAN and LUCINDA ROGERS are:
7. i. WILLIAM ROGERS3 MORGAN, b. 1824; d. 1899.
ii. LUCINDA LEE MORGAN, m. RICHARD S ELY, 1850.
8. iii. HENRY MORGAN, b. 1830.
9. iv. MATTHEW MORGAN.
v. ZARINA MORGAN.
10. vi. EDWARD MORGAN.
11. vii. CHARLES MORGAN.
viii. SIDNEY MORGAN.
12. ix. SOPHIA MORGAN.
x. GEORGE MORGAN.
5. LOUISA2 MORGAN (THOMAS1) was born 1810, and died 22 Aug 1873 in Annapolis
MD. She married WILLIAM ASTLEY COOPER ANDERSON 1838, son of WILLIAM ANDERSON
and HARRIET LANGLEY. He was born 1814 in of Staten Island, NY, and died 30
Sep 1882 in Kingston Staten Island, NY.
Notes for LOUISA MORGAN:
Ref: Morgan Genealogy Records, & NY Vit. Records
Notes for WILLIAM ASTLEY COOPER ANDERSON:
M.D. graduate of Edinburgh Un. Scotland
Dr. William Astly Cooper Anderson arrived on Staten Island approximately 1843.
Harriet Anderson, his mother, and Sidney Morgan, his sister-in-law, lived
with him according to the 1855 census. On March 29 1868, his mother died.
Dr. W C Anderson had a plot in Moravian Cemetery and this is where she was
buried. Dr. William Anderson was married to Louisa (Morgan) Anderson in 1832.
She past away Aug. 22, 1873, at the age of 50 yrs, in Annapolis. She too was
buried in Moravian Cemetery. On September, 30, 1882 at the age of 68 1/2 yrs,
at Kingston Ulster, William C. Anderson past on, again, being buried in the
Anderson plot. One more to mention being buried in this plot is William E.
Anderson, his son. He died at the age of 65 years on December 30, 1902 in
At the time of Dr. W C Andersons death his will
shows his children Frank living in New York City, Lousia living in Garden
City Queens and William E. living in Novia Scotia.
According to the 1875 Census, it shows James
Buchanan Henry and Louisa (Anderson) Henry, their daughter, living with Dr.
Anderson. They had married December 18, 1872, at this residence, by T. W.
Punnett-witnesses were Roosevelt's, Duer's, Low's, Davia's, Buchanan's, Munro's,
If one would wish to locate Dr. William C Anderson's
land holdings on Staten Island, They could do so by looking at the 1874 Atlas
on section-13. It shows his land is bounded by Pennsylvania Ave, Anderson
St, Clifton Ave, and New York Ave. Anderson St. at that time was one short
block. It now rounds from St. Johns Ave to Lynhurst Ave. (Maple Ave on 1874
Atlas), Pennsylvania Ave is now Hyland Blvd, New York Ave is now Bay St. Anderson
Avenue is located in Rosebank of Staten Island and was named in Honor of Dr.
William C. Anderson. The Anderson house is shown on the 1853 Butler Map of
Staten Island. Dr W C Anderson did get the underwater land grant for the beach
The Medical Society of Richmond County, (which
Dr. William C Anderson had joined about 1850-52 and became president of the
same), felt the need to establish an infirmary for the care of the sick poor,
and for the reception of casualties. They appointed a committee to report
a plan for its organization. Dr William C Anderson (as he was known-apparently
used only one middle name) was a prime mover in the establishment which became
the S.R. Smith Infirmary, now Staten Island Hospital. It began with the opening
in 1861 of a "Dispensary" in the building corner of Bay St. and
Union Place. One source lists him as THE FOUNDER.
The "Sepoy", a newspaper, was started
by Dr William C Anderson in February of 1859 at Stapleton, where he lived.
It was to defend the people of Staten Island from unjust attacks in consequence
of the burning of the Quarantine. The newspaper was published every Saturday
until the issue of the moving of the Quarantine was resolved. The March 19,
1859 issue, regarding the Hospital ship, quotes a letter to editor Mr W.C.
Anderson, who is referred to as being "Experience in management of hospital,
especially of the treatment of Yellow Fever Patients." This statement
in regard to W C Anderson suggestion in a letter to the commissioner of Emigration
and Published in the Herald, concerning the use of a "floating"
hospital ship. Dr Anderson had suggested the use of a hospital ship fashioned
after one that was being used off London at the time. The public museum has
copies of the paper, some of which were given by Eleanor Hoge at the request
of her mother Dorothy Morgan Anderson. George M Root was the editor and he
went on to start the "Gazette" when the "Sepoy" folded
in June of 1859.
Dr. William C. Anderson was on the list of officers
for the St. Paul's Memorial Church in April 1870.
Dr. Frank Anderson, US Navy 1886, was baptized
Feb 21, 1853 by Rev. R. M. Abercrombia at St. John's Church Rosebank, Staten
Island. He was witness to the marriage of Louis P. Bayard to Mildred McK Lea
at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on April 22 1874 and witness of the baptism
of Samuel Roosevelt Outbridge, born Aug 5, 1875.
A Captain Anderson of this family (unknown first
name) was instrumental in establishing the Cedar Grove Beach Club.
Dr. William A. C. Anderson lived in a large square house in Stapleton, Staten
Island in which he practised medicine for years, and which much later became
the headquarters of the Democratic party of Richmond county.
Children of LOUISA MORGAN and WILLIAM ANDERSON are:
i. WILLIAM EDWARD3 ANDERSON, b. 08 Aug 1839; d. 30 Dec 1902.
Notes for WILLIAM EDWARD ANDERSON:
Was of Nova Scotia - unmarried
ii. JANE MORGAN ANDERSON, b. 17 Oct 1841; d. 20 May 1843.
iii. CHARLES MORGAN ANDERSON, b. 09 Mar 1843; d. 10 Oct 1844.
iv. GEORGE COOPER ANDERSON, b. 21 Jan 1847; d. 19 Sep 1847.
13. v. LOUISA ANDERSON, b. 03 Jun 1848; d. 20 Mar 1886, Garden City.
14. vi. FRANK ANDERSON, b. 20 Jul 1852, Stapleton, NY; d. 31 Mar 1921, Washington
DC Bur. Arlington Cem..
Generation No. 3
6. JANE ELIZABETH3 MORGAN (GEORGE2, THOMAS1) was
born 1830, and died 1913. She married WILLIAM OOTHOUT 1855.
Children of JANE MORGAN and WILLIAM OOTHOUT are:
i. GEORGE MORGAN4 OOTHOUT.
ii. WILLIAM OOTHOUT, b. 1856; m. HELEN STURGES (READ) SALTUS, 1892.
15. iii. PAULINE DROUILLARD OOTHOUT, b. 1857.
7. WILLIAM ROGERS3 MORGAN (MATTHEW2, THOMAS1) was born 1824, and died 1899.
He married MARIA LOUISA SELDEN 1846. She was born 1826, and died 1879.
Children of WILLIAM MORGAN and MARIA SELDEN are:
i. MARIA LOUISA4 MORGAN, d. 1899; m. LOUIS EDWARD FRITH; b. 1845; d. 1938.
ii. WILLIAM ROGERS MORGAN, JR, b. 1851; m. (1) JOANNA HENRIQUES WRIGHT; m.
(2) ELIZABETH WETMORE HUNTER; d. 1930.
iii. JOSEPH MORGAN.
iv. HELEN MORGAN, m. AMEDEE DEPAU MORAN.
v. THOMAS MORGAN.
8. HENRY3 MORGAN (MATTHEW2, THOMAS1) was born 1830. He married (1) PENELOPE
OVERTON WHITE. He married (2) MARY CORNELIA PELL 1850.
Children of HENRY MORGAN and MARY PELL are:
i. LUCY4 MORGAN, b. 1851; m. WILLIAM AUGUSTUS STREET.
ii. ALICE LEE MORGAN, b. 1852; d. 1922; m. ALFRED SETON POST, 1871.
iii. HENRY MORGAN.
iv. CLEMENTINA MORGAN, b. 1856; d. 1903; m. HERMAN STEWART LEROY.
v. MATTHEW MORGAN, d. 1859.
vi. CHARLES MORGAN, m. CLARA WOODWARD.
9. MATTHEW3 MORGAN (MATTHEW2, THOMAS1) He married ANNIE COLE HAMILTON 1858.
Children of MATTHEW MORGAN and ANNIE HAMILTON are:
i. MATTHEW4 MORGAN.
ii. GEORGE MORGAN.
iii. EFFIE E MORGAN, m. SPOTTSWOOD D SCHENCK.
10. EDWARD3 MORGAN (MATTHEW2, THOMAS1) He married ELIZABETH ARRAN HAMILTON.
Children of EDWARD MORGAN and ELIZABETH HAMILTON are:
i. EDWARD4 MORGAN, d. 1916; m. FAITH WILCOTT.
ii. BESSIE HAMILTON MORGAN, d. 1898; m. AUGUST BELMONT, 1881; b. 1853; d.
Notes for AUGUST BELMONT:
Was a banker chm Bd Louisville & Nashville RR Co
iii. EDITH MORGAN, m. DAVID BUTLER WILLIAMSON.
iv. HAMILTON MORGAN.
11. CHARLES3 MORGAN (MATTHEW2, THOMAS1) He married JULIA REMINGTON.
Children of CHARLES MORGAN and JULIA REMINGTON are:
i. MATTHEW HARRISON4 MORGAN.
ii. CHARLES LEE MORGAN.
iii. ARTHUR MORGAN.
12. SOPHIA3 MORGAN (MATTHEW2, THOMAS1) She married S HOWLAND ROBBINS. He died
Child of SOPHIA MORGAN and S ROBBINS is:
i. LUCINDA LEE4 ROBBINS, m. H VAN RIENKHUYSEN.
13. LOUISA3 ANDERSON (LOUISA2 MORGAN, THOMAS1) was born 03 Jun 1848, and died
20 Mar 1886 in Garden City. She married JAMES BUCHANAN HENRY 18 Dec 1872,
son of ROBERT HENRY and HARRIET BUCHANAN. He was born 01 Mar 1833 in Greensburg,
PA, and died 17 Feb 1915 in Cocoanut Grove, FL.
Notes for LOUISA ANDERSON:
Source: Memoirs of Sidney Morgan Henry
On March 20, 1886 our mother died of pneumonia, after only a few days illness,
and was buried with her mother and father and other relatives in the Anderson
plot in the Moravian Cemetery in New Dorp, Staten Island. Her death, no doubt
changed the future of the six small boys and father was left with what today
would seem the almost impossible job of bringing them up alone.
Notes for JAMES BUCHANAN HENRY:
Was lawyer, private secretary to President James Buchanan; asst. U.S. atty.,
Sou. Dist of NY.
Children of LOUISA ANDERSON and JAMES HENRY are:
16. i. WILLIAM COOPER ANDERSON4 HENRY, b. 13 Oct 1873, Stapleton, Staten Island,
NY; d. 08 Dec 1943, Tryon, NC.
17. ii. JAMES BUCHANAN HENRY, JR, b. 30 Dec 1875, Stapleton, Staten Island,
Richmond Co., NY; d. 24 Dec 1961, AZ.
18. iii. ROBERT EDWARD HENRY, b. 12 Jun 1877, Stapleton, Staten Island, NY;
d. 22 Feb 1943.
19. iv. SIDNEY MORGAN HENRY, b. 02 Dec 1878, Staten Island, NY; d. 16 Mar
1956, Tucson, AZ.
20. v. REGINALD BUCHANAN HENRY, b. 23 May 1881, Garden City, Long Island,
NY; d. 1969.
21. vi. FRANK ANDERSON HENRY, b. 10 Dec 1883, Garden City, Long Island, NY;
d. 1967, Nutley, Sussex, England.
14. FRANK3 ANDERSON (LOUISA2 MORGAN, THOMAS1) was born 20 Jul 1852 in Stapleton,
NY (Source: Naval Records of F. Anderson in "Abstracts of Service Records
of Naval Officers", Vol. 15 pp 417, 219 in National Archives, Wash DC
MF #M1325.), and died 31 Mar 1921 in Washington DC Bur. Arlington Cem. (Source:
(1) Copy of Report of Interment from Arlington National Cemetery., (2) Naval
Records of F. Anderson in "Abstracts of Service Records of Naval Officers",
Vol. 15 pp 417, 219 in National Archives, Wash DC MF #M1325.). He married
ELEANOR CALDER COFFIN 17 Jun 1886 in St Martins in the Fields, Trafalgar Sq.,
London, England (Source: Certified copy Entry of Marriage Pursuant to Marriage
Act 1949 #TF097446.), daughter of GEORGE COFFIN and MARY CARTWRIGHT. She was
born 31 Oct 1867 in Nantucket MA (Source: Certificate of Birth Record #42.),
and died 30 Oct 1942 in Elizabeth NJ, bur. Arlington (Source: (1) Certified
copy from a record of Death in the office of Registrar of Vital Statistics
from the City of Elizabeth, N.J.., (2) Copy of Report of Interment from Arlington
Notes for FRANK ANDERSON:
Captain U.S. Navy Medical Corp
Baptised St John's Episcopal Church, Clifton, Staten Island 2/21/1853.Address
today (1998) is 1331 Bay Street, Staten Island NY 10305 Ph 718-447-1605
Buried Arlington National Cemetary - Section 3 Grave # 4534
Source: Memoirs of Sidney Morgan Henry
In 1878 he was a medical officer in the Navy, twenty six years old, was a
Passed Assistant Surgeon and was attached to the Receiving Ship Wabash.
He participated in the battle of Fisher's Island in the Civil War and had
commanded one of the ships in the Greeley Relief Expedition.
Notes for ELEANOR CALDER COFFIN:
Baptized Episcopal Church of Nantucket apparently as Elenora per records at
the church in Nantucket
Known as Lena to her close friends.
An active Quaker in her later years.
Marriage Notes for FRANK ANDERSON and ELEANOR COFFIN:
Nantucket Town records show a son George Coffin born June 16, 1869-no further
record of the son seems to exist.
Children of FRANK ANDERSON and ELEANOR COFFIN are:
22. i. DOROTHY MORGAN4 ANDERSON, b. 02 May 1887, New Brighton/Castleton NY;
d. 16 Jul 1979, Bristol RI - buried Jamestown RI.
23. ii. ELEANOR ANDERSON, b. 03 Aug 1890; d. 07 Dec 1971, Kingston, RI.
Generation No. 4
15. PAULINE DROUILLARD4 OOTHOUT (JANE ELIZABETH3
MORGAN, GEORGE2, THOMAS1) was born 1857. She married KARRICK VAN ZANDT RIGGS
1884. He was born 1853.
Child of PAULINE OOTHOUT and KARRICK RIGGS is:
i. PAULINE DROUILLARD5 RIGGS, b. 1886; d. 1942; m. ROBERT B NOYES.
16. WILLIAM COOPER ANDERSON4 HENRY (LOUISA3 ANDERSON, LOUISA2 MORGAN, THOMAS1)
was born 13 Oct 1873 in Stapleton, Staten Island, NY, and died 08 Dec 1943
in Tryon, NC. He married MARY LAMAR DUBIGNON 16 Oct 1906 in Atlanta, GA. She
was born 1881 in Woodville Plantation, Milledgeville, GA.
Notes for WILLIAM COOPER ANDERSON HENRY:
Was gen supt motive power PA System Southwestern Region; engr. of transportation,
P. R. R.
Source: Memoirs of Sidney Morgan Henry
1891 obtained an appointment as a special apprentice in the Altoona Shops
of the Pennsylvania Railroad. This started him on his life's work with the
Notes for MARY LAMAR DUBIGNON:
Children of WILLIAM HENRY and MARY DUBIGNON are:
i. WILLIAM ANDERSON5 HENRY, b. 17 Apr 1908, Columbus, OH; m. (1) BESSIE AGENS
MAYNARD, 1937; m. (2) JANET (MACCOLLUM) JORDAN, 1983.
Notes for WILLIAM ANDERSON HENRY:
Res. Wilmington Del.
ii. CARO DUBUGNON HENRY, b. 08 Nov 1909, Columbus,
OH; m. (1) MICHAEL MCDOWELL; m. (2) ALBERT HOWELL II, 23 Oct 1930, Atlanta,
GA; b. 27 Sep 1904, Atlanta, GA.
Notes for ALBERT HOWELL II:
17. JAMES BUCHANAN4 HENRY, JR (LOUISA3 ANDERSON,
LOUISA2 MORGAN, THOMAS1) was born 30 Dec 1875 in Stapleton, Staten Island,
Richmond Co., NY, and died 24 Dec 1961 in AZ. He married MARY CATHERINE MCCLAUGHRY
07 Jun 1904 in Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co, Kansas. She was born 29 Mar 1879
in Joliet, Will Co, IL, and died 1948.
Notes for JAMES BUCHANAN HENRY, JR:
Was ensign USN Lt. Col. 12th US Cavalry USA WW I
Source: Memoirs of Sidney Morgan Henry
1891 received an appointment to the Naval Academy from the Brooklyn district
in which we lived and on Sept. 22nd entered the Academy and began his naval
career. The same year he went to Annapolis, passed the entrance examination,
and entered as a naval cadet. 1892 Jim resigned as a cadet after having been
promised a reappointment. He was very young and not too well prepared and
both he and his father thought it safer for him to resign and begin again,
which he did May 5th after again passing the entrance examinations.
Children of JAMES HENRY and MARY MCCLAUGHRY are:
i. ELIZABETH MCCLAUGHRY5 HENRY, b. 1905; m. (1) PAUL GAD, 1939; m. (2) HENRY
H BRUHN, 1956.
Notes for HENRY H BRUHN:
Was a mining engineer
ii. JAMES BUCHANAN HENRY III, b. 25 Jul 1919, Baltimore, MD; d. Aug 1982,
Montclair, Essex Co, NJ; m. ELEANOR (NIXON) MCNEILL, 1945.
Notes for JAMES BUCHANAN HENRY III:
Was a lawyer capt and adj 92 engineer regt WW II res Montclair NJ
18. ROBERT EDWARD4 HENRY (LOUISA3 ANDERSON, LOUISA2 MORGAN, THOMAS1) was born
12 Jun 1877 in Stapleton, Staten Island, NY, and died 22 Feb 1943. He married
VIRGINIA BELL TOLAR 26 Oct 1904 in Brooklyn, NY. She was born 17 Aug 1877
in St. John's Place, Brooklyn, NY, and died 1956.
Notes for ROBERT EDWARD HENRY:
Was chm Bd Tolar Hart Holt Mills Fayetteville NC
Occupation: president, Chivor Emerald Mines, Inc., Colombian Republic
Notes for VIRGINIA BELL TOLAR:
Known as Jean
Children of ROBERT HENRY and VIRGINIA TOLAR are:
i. ROBERT EDWARD5 HENRY, JR, b. 28 Feb 1906; m. (1) HESTER MAKEPEACE HOMER,
1930; m. (2) BETTY (MNU) HENRY, Aft. 1930.
Notes for ROBERT EDWARD HENRY, JR:
Occupation: Securities Analyst, NYC
Education: BA from Yale; MBA from Harvard Business School
Captain US Air Force WW II resident Vero Beach
ii. JOHN TOLAR HENRY, b. 1913; m. (1) PRISCILLA
ADELE SPEERS, 1937; m. (2) DOROTHY JANE BYER, 1945.
Notes for JOHN TOLAR HENRY:
Res. Hague on Lake George NY
19. SIDNEY MORGAN4 HENRY (LOUISA3 ANDERSON, LOUISA2
MORGAN, THOMAS1) was born 02 Dec 1878 in Staten Island, NY, and died 16 Mar
1956 in Tucson, AZ. He married (1) JULIA BARNETT PERSONS 11 Sep 1907 in St.
Peters Chapel on Mare Island, CA. She was born 15 Mar 1888 in Opelika, AL,
and died 1933. He married (2) KATHERINE ELIZABETH CRABBS 1948. She died 1962.
Notes for SIDNEY MORGAN HENRY:
Occupation: Captain Construction Corps USN WW I vice pres U.S. Shipping Bd
Emergency Fleet Corp; vice pres., Balto. Dry Docks & Ship Bldg. Co.; U.
E. F. C. vice pres. Munson S.S. Line;
Education: Georgetown Univ, US Naval Acad., Annapolis, MD; Mass Inst. of Tech.
From the New York Times, Tuesday, March 17, 1959
Sidney Henry, 80, AIDE OF SHIP LINE
Retired General Manager of Munson Dies - Was Navy Veteran of Two Wars.
Sidney Morgan Henry of 35 Fifth Avenue, a retired ship line executive, died
yesterday at St. Mary's Hospital in Tucson, Ariz., where he was visiting his
brother, Col. James B. Henry. His age was 80.
In 1939 Mr. Henry retired as general manager for the trustees for the Munson
Steamship Line and its affiliated companies. He was a director of the Glens
Falls Insurance Company from 1949 to 1958. He was assistant to the deputy
chief of the Office of Procurement and Materials of the Navy Department in
Mr. Henry, born on Staten Island, was graduated from the US Naval Academy
and MA Institute of Technology. He served in the Spanish-American War and
in World War I, resigning from the Navy as a captain in 1920.
Assistant to the president and later vice president of the Balto Dry Docks
and Shipbuilding Company, Mr. Henry was also vice president of the Calvert
Navigation Company. From 1921 to 1925 he was commercial manager and then vice
president of the US Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation.
From 1926 to 1934 he was with the shipping firm of Edward P. Farley &
Co. He became financial vice president of Munson in 1928. From 1933 to 1935
he was president of the J. B. Inderrieden Company.
Mr Henry was a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
His clubs were the Army and Navy, the Chevy Chase of Washington and India
Besides his brother, he leaves his wife, the former Katherine E. Crabbs; a
son Sidney M. Jr., and two grandchildren.
Source: Memoirs of Sidney Morgan Henry
In the spring of 1896, Jim graduated from the Naval Academy and Rob entered
West Point. My plans were uncertain after finishing the freshman year at Georgetown.
My father and I agreed that I would not go back to Georgetown, and that I
would spend the nest year studying in Annapolis for the competitive examination
that was expected to be held in the 23rd New York Congressional District for
an appointment to the Naval Academy. This District included Warren County
which my father considered his legal residence. If I didn't succeed in getting
the appointment to the Naval Academy, we agreed that I would study medicine
at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. I applied for admission
and was told that the satisfactory completion of the freshman year at Georgetown
would qualify me for admissions.
That fall the family was well scattered. Will had completed his apprenticeship
at Altoona and had begun his climb up the ladder in the PA Railroad, Jim had
graduated from Annapolis and had been ordered to duty on the U.S.S. New York,
Rob was a cadet at West Point, and I was starting competitive examination
for the Naval Academy, which we believed was to be held the next summer.
I took the examination at Port Henry, which was to determine the future course
of my life, and it showed the advantages of preparation. The subjects required
for entrance into the Naval Academy were definitely known, and a year's study,
largely reviewing the prior years' examinations, can almost cover the entire
field. The examination at Port Henry was made up almost entirely from questions
taken from previous entrance examination questions. I think there were twenty
one in the examination but when it was over I couldn't see how anybody who
hadn't been coached as I had could possibly compete, as I felt sure I knew
the answer to practically every question.
I had won the appointment. My average marks on all subjects were over 98 and
the next highest somewhere in the seventies.
Later in the summer, I joined the family at the Island Harbor and late in
August went to Annapolis to take the entrance examinations, and having passed
them, was sworn in as a Naval Cadet on Sept. 7, 1897.
1907 The San Francisco Chronicle had the following
account on 9/12/1907: "One of the most brilliant weddings that has ever
taken place at the Mare Island Navy yard was solemnized at the pretty little
St Peter's chapel there at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon, when Miss Julia
Persons, youngest daughter of Medical Director Remus Charles Persons, U.S.N.,
and Mrs Persons, became the bride of Sidney Morgan Henry, assistant naval
constructor in the United States Navy, at present on duty at Mare Island.
Miss Persons has been one of the most popular girls in naval circles, and
the announcement of her engagement to the well-known young officer, which
was made a few months ago, was one of the pleasant surprises in the smart
set, both at the navy yard and in San Francisco. Over a thousand invitations
had been sent out, and the Government tug took a large party of San Franciscans
up for the wedding."
"The decorations were confined entirely
to green and white, just sufficiently palms and ferns being used to throw
into relief the snowy Whiteness for hundreds of roses and sweet peas. The
chancel was entirely banked with the delicate blossoms, while the altar railing
was hidden by trailing smylax, thickly studded with the white blossoms. At
the beautiful Persons home, where a large reception was held after the ceremony,
the same scheme of decorations had been carried out, white roses being massed
in great quantities wherever possible, with here and there delicate ferns
to heighten the charming effect."
"The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Persons, as maid of honor,
while Miss Pauline Persons, Miss Dorothy Anderson and Miss Eleanor Anderson,
the latter two cousins of the groom, were the bridesmaids. The maid of honor
was gowned in white chiffon and a large white hat trimmed with plumes. Her
bouquet was a shower of bridesmaid's roses. The three bridesmaids were gowned
alike in pink chiffon cloth. Like the maid of honor, they wore white plumed
hats and their bouquets were of pink sweet peas."
"The bride who was given away by her father, was attired in a beautiful
wedding gown of white brocaded satin, made with long court train and elaborately
trimmed with rose point and duchess lace. She wore the conventional veil,
held in place with orange blossoms, and carried a shower of Lillie of the
"Assistant Vaval Constructor Henry was attended
by Naval Constructor Holden A. Evans as best man, while the ushers were Lieutenant
Wallace Bertholf of the torpedo-boat Perry, Assistant Naval Constructor Richard
Duncan Gatewood and Assistant Naval Constructor Charles W. Fisher Jr, all
of whom, like the groom, wore the full-dress uniform of their rank."
"Following the ceremony, which was performed
by the Rev. Chaplain A. A. McAllister, U. S. N. retired, there was a large
reception at the bride's home, at which the receiving line included, in addition
to the bridal party, Mrs Persons, mother of the bride, and Mrs Frank Anderson,
an aunt of the groom. Mrs Persons wore white lace trimmed in lavender hat,
while Mrs. Anderson was gowned in Mauve crepe de chine, worn with a large
" The young couple left on a special tug
at 7 o'clock on the first stage of their wedding trip, their destination being
kept a secret. The bride's going-away gown was of brown cloth, tailor made,
and worn with a hat of the same shade. Upon their return they will make their
home at Mare Island, where the groom is at present on duty."
1908 At the time Morgan was born, Reg was on
a visit to Mare Island and was staying with Uncle Frank and Aunt Lena and
beginning on Aug. 12th, he took his examination for the Navel Medical Corps
and on September 10th was appointed an Assistant Surgeon, U.S.N. Uncle Frank
had been the medical officer of the Yard for most of the time since I had
been stationed there and both Dorothy and Eleanor were also there. In September
he was ordered back to the East Coast.
Children of SIDNEY HENRY and JULIA PERSONS are:
i. SIDNEY MORGAN5 HENRY, JR, b. 13 Aug 1908, Slexander Hospital, San Francisco,
CA; m. OLIVIA AMES (PETERS) POOL, 1948.
Notes for SIDNEY MORGAN HENRY, JR:
Occupation: 2nd Lt. Comdr. USNR during WW II
Education: Yale (BA 1930); Harvard (MBA 1932)
ii. JULIA PERSONS HENRY, b. 24 Nov 1909; d. 26
Jun 1911, Her grandfather's house at the Philadelphia Naval Home.
20. REGINALD BUCHANAN4 HENRY (LOUISA3 ANDERSON, LOUISA2 MORGAN, THOMAS1) was
born 23 May 1881 in Garden City, Long Island, NY, and died 1969. He married
JANE BYRD RUFFIN 1918. She was born 1897, and died 1991.
Notes for REGINALD BUCHANAN HENRY:
Res. Norfolk VA
Children of REGINALD HENRY and JANE RUFFIN are:
i. EVELYN BYRD5 HENRY, b. 1919; m. GEORGE HARRIS SARGEANT, JR, 1946; b. 1912;
d. 10 Nov 1998.
Notes for GEORGE HARRIS SARGEANT, JR:
In USA in Europe WW II
res. Newport News VA
ii. REGINALD BUCHANAN WILLING HENRY, JR, b. 1926; m. (1) RUTH MCAFEE, 1955;
b. 1926; d. 1966; m. (2) BARBARA ANNE DIX, 1968; b. 1932.
Notes for REGINALD BUCHANAN WILLING HENRY, JR:
Lieut. MC USNR batt. Surg. 5th Marine Regt Korea
21. FRANK ANDERSON4 HENRY (LOUISA3 ANDERSON, LOUISA2
MORGAN, THOMAS1) was born 10 Dec 1883 in Garden City, Long Island, NY, and
died 1967 in Nutley, Sussex, England. He married GLADYS (ALLEN) MARTIN 1921.
She was born 1882 in Cork, Ireland, and died 1959.
Notes for FRANK ANDERSON HENRY:
Was in US Foreign Service res. Nutley Sussex England
Occupation: US Consul, Valparaiso, Chile; Nassau, Bahama; Melbourne, Australia;
Malta and Port Sourth Africa
Dates served in Malta: He arrived November 30, 1938 and in June 1942 was instructed
to close the American consulate and proceed to Cairo.
Child of FRANK HENRY and GLADYS MARTIN is:
i. PAMELA JOAN5 HENRY, b. 1923.
22. DOROTHY MORGAN4 ANDERSON (FRANK3, LOUISA2 MORGAN, THOMAS1) was born 02
May 1887 in New Brighton/Castleton NY (Source: Birth Cert..), and died 16
Jul 1979 in Bristol RI - buried Jamestown RI (Source: Death Cert. #138-79-004660
State of RI.). She married PHILIP BARLOW HOGE 16 Apr 1918 in Washington DC
(Source: Marriage Cert..), son of WILLIAM HOGE and MARY STEARNS. He was born
10 Nov 1883 in Washington DC (Source: 1900 Dist of Columbia Census.), and
died 23 Jun 1964 in South Kingston RI, - buried Jamestown RI (Source: Death
Cert #4557 State of RI.).
Notes for DOROTHY MORGAN ANDERSON:
The following is a letter written by Dorothy Anderson Hoge sometime between
1965 and 1970..
Unfortunately, I don't know too much. Eleanor Fay and Reg Henry had as much
as they could get from the family cousins in old letters in Halifax, N.S.
Canada, but one of the early immigrant decendants, a son, became a doctor
and established the first medical school in Vermont. Another one had three
daughters, Harriet, Ann, and Dorothy. He was a lieutenant in the British army
named Langley. That's where the Langleys came in. Harriet married William
Astley Cooper Anderson who had studied medicine in Edinburgh as all good doctors
did in those days, and also as had his father who named him after a famous
doctor professor there. W.A.C Anderson was my great grandfather. He and Harriet
migrated to Staten Island. His son, same name, married Louisa Morgan, whose
father was a N.Y. banker. Her brother was the Uncle Charles whose portrait
we have. My father and Lulie (the Henry's mother) and Willie, the only survivors
of a number of children. Willie was crippled in some way, a recluse, moved
back to Halifax. Ann Langley, great grandmother of the Creighton family in
Halifax. Their mother, the cousin Helen we knew.
I'm not sure how the New Orleans property came
into the family, but it was there in my Grandfather Anderson's day, through
his wife Louisa Morgan who had inherited her shares. My father gradually bought
up the Henry boys' divided inheritance as they came of age so that he owned
all his mother's share, which set him somewhat ahead financially (eventually)
of most U.S. Navy doctors.
They don't know much of anything about the Henry antecedents, but their father's
mother was a sister of President Buchanan. That's how he came to be President
Buchanan's private secretary and special emissary to the court of St. James.
He had two sons by his first wife who was a Magruder. So he was an older widower
when Lulie Anderson was married to him. No doubt, he was supposed to be something,
but my father, though I don't remember his ever actually saying anything,
never liked him much and resented the way he took over her money (lost it),
and used to go off to Europe with his older son, Joe, and leave his "sainted
Lulie" with all those little boys and one servant. She died of pneumonia,
taking care of baby Frank, and pregnant with the seventh. My father stuck
around whenever possible and took care of the little boys who had everything.
Jim nearly died of Diptheria. My father put a tube in his throat and sucked
out the infection, Uncle Henry away. He didn't marry until after Lulie Died.
Wanted to take Frank who was named for him, but Uncle Henry thought my mother
too young and flighty. Frank and Reg, then one year and three years, were
given to Aunt Hattie Irving to take care of, niece of Washington Irving, a
nice old maid, reputed to have been engaged to marry my Grandfather Anderson
after my grandmother died. She was nice, and always kept Frank, which was
not too good for him. Aunt Belle Robson from Halifax came and took care of
the other four boys for a few years, also Aunt Sidnay Morgan, Spinster, my
grandmother's sister. Reg's records have most of this. I Told Sid about my
father. He was surprised.
As the Henry boys grew older they were put into
various not too expensive schools, except Frank, who went to a good school
in Staten Island. My memory picks up where Aunt Hattie Irving (my Godmother)
used to bring Frank to visit us in the 19th Street house in Washington. She
dressed in black silk with a triangle of lace on her head topped with a lavender
bow. I thought she was a hundred, but she was probably sixty. Frank was a
sort of stilted, highly literary, anxious for playmates little boy, quizzical
sense of humor which he always had, but blind in one eye which made him "different".
He had several operations, which made it less obvious. I first remember Reg
when he was about fourteen, came to George Washington Catholic Boarding School,
spent his holidays with us. He thought he'd be a Bishop, it was a good job.
Sid came too, and went to day school. He was sixteen. Still in short pants.
Lived with us for a while, especially when my father was at sea, and my mother
in the house alone with us, two servants. My grandparents Coffin had lived
on R street until my grandmother died when I was six, and my grandfather applied
for sea duty. He came back and lived with us in 1895-96. As the boys grew
up, their father "placed" them, no special regard to what they wanted.
Will, the eldest, at fifteen, went into railroad shops, (he wanted to be a
doctor, but Uncle Henry said he couldn't afford anything and had Cassatt cousins)
Jim into the Naval Academy, he wanted West Point. Rob into West Point, he
wanted that, but failed in math for lack of any preparation, and his father
said he disgraced the family and wouldn't do anything more for him. So Rob
said, "Give me a dollar to go to New York, and you'll be free of me."
So he did. Rob got a job sweeping out an office, and as you know, got his
own banking and investing business, Sid wanted the navy, and "retrieved"
the Henry reputation by graduating second in his class and becoming National
Fencing Champion. He went on to M.I.T. and then retired and went into business
as maritime finance consultant, at one time president of Matson Lines. Reg,
not prepared for anything, but crazy for one of the services, worked for Rob
for a while but was then to old for an appointment so only opening was a line.
He chose medicine and the older boys clubbed together and put him through
U. of Virginia then medical school, and he got into the Navy, served with
marine corps. not too hot as a practising doctor, but good on public health.
Laid out San Juan System. They all married their own kind of people and never
any question about their tastes or how they behaved. They had the advantage
while young of visiting us in vacations and going for a while in the summers
to Lake George where their father was commodore of Lake George Yachting Club
where they met nice girls and were a part in the regattas. Will married May
Du Bignon of Atlanta. He became Supt of Eastern Lines of Penn. R.R. Jim married
Mary McLaughry from Leavenworth. Her father was a prison authority and introduced
thumb printing to U.S. Rob married Jean Tolar, Bay Ridge, they lived at St.
John's Place Brooklyn, where I used to visit them. I was bridesmaid at their
wedding while I was at Oldfields. The "Mister" announced his engagement
at Rob's wedding to Margaret, 50 years younger the he. They were married nine
years. My father's only remark was she got more out of him than his sister
ever did. But he left nearly nothing and the boys took care of her until she
died. You know about Reg and Frank.
The Coffin geneology is pretty complete and is
on record for us with the Colonial Dames. Reg also had it where it interlocked
with us. He also had what was known of the Anderson connection. My mother
was Eleanor Calder Coffin, her mother Mary Calder Cartwright. (I think her
mother was Starbuck, my grandmother). She married George William Coffin, Nantucket,
who was brought up by aunt and uncle, his parents dead. He was the first of
the sea-going Coffins who went into the U.S. Navy, graduated early (from Naval
Academy) because of Civil War held Fort Fisher (at age 21) until Fort Sumter
was taken, wounded in leg, promoted to Lt. Cmdr. went to Russia and Admiral
Farragut - that's why my mother was called Lena. Volunteered for Greely Relief
Expedition and had command of the "Alert" - one of the three ships
commanded by Admiral Schley. He stood in the crow's nest 72 hours and got
his leg frozen where it had been wounded. After return was offered head of
navigation but turned it down and took the Lighthouse Service because, I think,
it kept him near home, and my grandmother was ill. The Lighthouse Service
was then under the Navy. After her death, he went to sea, on U.S.S. Charleston
to the Far East. plotted Manila Bay (then Spanish) then sent plans to Admiral
Dewey (his roommate at Annapolis) who had never been there, and who used them
in battle of Manilla Bay. He retired in 1896, went to Yokohama with us, went
back to active duty during war 1899, but it was too much for him, died in
Yokohama in 1900. Until his death I knew him better than I knew my father,
and was with him a great deal. He was wonderful.
WHERE WE WERE AND PROBABLE DATES - PROBABLY ACCURATE FROM THE SAME LETTER
I was born May 2, 1887, in New Brighton Staten Island. My father was at sea
at the time and probably my grandfather also because I have never found any
allusion to him at the time. Evidently my grandmother and mother went to Staten
Island because of my father's connections, though by that time his immediate
family was all dead. Aunt Hattie Irving was there however, taking care of
Frank who was three and Reg, six. Reg was the one able to testify as to my
birth and christening when I applied for a passport since he remimbered being
at the christening and its being in a house with the bishop in charge which
it made is difficult to find a record in a parish church. The local minister
of the community where the house was, was not New Brighton. Aunt Hattie was
my godmother. I don't know when my grandparents moved to Washington to 2023
R St. but that's where we all were until I was about four years old whn the
19th St. house was built. Eleanor was born in the R St. house Aug. 3rd, 1890.
My grandfather was then head of the Light House Service, then under the Navy
My parents built the 19th St. house when Eleanor was about 18 months old.
My grandmother must have given them most of the money from a small legacy
because she stipulated that the house should never be sold unless it was replaced
by another. The idea in those days being a house was the only safeguard for
a widow who could always take boarders. They had seen to many destitute Navy
widows. My grandparents were young themselves, my grandmother scarcely 40,
Nana. My father was seventeen years older than my mother.
We lived at 1628 19th St. until my father was ordered to Yokohama in 1897.
He was attached to the Naval Dispensary for part of the time but had a quite
extensive private practice which they could at that time, and a reputation
as a diagnosticion. The latter part of the time was his sea duty, attached
to U.S.S. (unable to fully decipher the name of the ship appears like Archlintrite),
I think a gunboat, at the disposal of the president because on one cruise
the Chinese ammbassador was aboard with the President - the famous Li Huong
Chang (not sure of this spelling). So the ship was often at the navy yard.
I remember going there to see the ship once, but I don't remember the ship,
just going. My father while ashore on Dispensary duty had a horse and a closed
sort of vehicle, not a buggy, and a colored driver named Spencer.
My grandmother died in 1893. My grandfather immediately applied fo sea duty
and went to Japan and the Philippines on U.S.S. Charleston as Captain It was
there he mapped Manila Bay which afterwards served Admiral Dewey when he took
Manila in the Spanish American War. My grandfather never made admiral. He
had been ordered to South America right after having had his leg frozen on
the Arctic Expedition to rescue General Greely and developed Bright's disease
which it affected his heart, and he retired in 1895 or 6 and lived with us
at 1628 19th Street while my father was at sea, when we all went to Yokohama
on October 7, 1897. My father preceded us in August and was there to meet
us. We were in Yokohama at the Naval Hospital from Nov. 1897 (it took us a
month to get there from Washington, 5 days train, a stop in San Francisco,
18 days by P & O Steamer ) to Oct. 1900. It looked like a split in the
family then. My grandfather had died 10 months previously and had evidently
left money to my mother to take me to Europe to school, ( I was always his
"pearl of pride" and had spent much of my childhood with them, and
in Yokohama in his separate little house on the Bluff where he had a "boy",
a victoria to ride in, and two fox terriers, Chubbie and Gus.) Anyway my mother
and I took the N.G. Lloyd Sachsen steamer for Europe and my father took Eleanor
to U.S. and left her with Aunt Hattie and Frank in New Brighton until my mother
had found the Paris school for me, and rejoined them.
Polly Condis Smith, sister of Mrs. Albert Key. Key was in the Embassy at Tokyo.
Another sister was Mrs. Leonard Wood, Governor of Philippines after Spanish
American War. Polly had just survived the Boxer Rebellion in Peking and was
quite famous for her maintenance work during the siege. She travelled with
mother and me to Paris and I shared a stateroom with her on N. G. Lloyd Oldenburg
in the Mediterranean after our two weeks in Cairo. She was only 23. She left
us in Paris to get married to Richard Hooker, Marine Corps. Needless to say
I gleamed an awful lot about her experience in Peking. Most of the people
I knew anyway as they had passed through Yokohama on their way.
I was in the Paris school from December 1900 until August 1901 when mother
came over to see me and spend a month at St Marguerite in Brittany with some
friends she had known in Japan-the Wilders from Honolulu. We were in Hotel
de la Plage, they in a cottage. Eleanor had been left with Mrs Knox and Marguerite
to go to Lake George. But I was ill- headache, sort of a nervous breakdown
and she brought me home instead. My father was again at sea and the 19th Street
house rented, so we had an appartment at the Portner,15th and U Street. I
was in bed most of the year, until I was 15. Eleanor went to the Miss Dorsey's
School where I went after a while. It was then I got to know Grace Allen and
Alice Goodwin and Constance Hoyt,sister of Elinor Hoyt Wylie who afterwards
married William Rose Benet. Also Mary Howry who now lives in Jamestown, and
other native Washington young and Army and Navy girls. This was a few years
before the rival school of Holton-Arms. I only went spasmodically until I
went to Oldfields in 1905.
My father still at sea, Eleanor and I went to Oldfields in October 1905. Rob
Henry was married late October and we went to Bayridge, Brooklyn for the wedding.
I was bridesmaid. The winter of 1905-6 Eleanor and I were at Oldfields and
my father back, a house was rented for the summer on DeSales Street opposite
the convent which was later torn down to make the Mayflower Hotel. Blanche
Brune (VanDusen) stayed with us,also Frank Henry. In October, my father was
ordered to the Mare Island Navy Yard, and we left for California. It was a
lovely overland train trip. I rembered it from the one we had taken in 1897.
Not very different. We had drawing rooms both times.
We got the quarters on Mare Island at a beautiful time of year. I loved the
eucalyptus and hedge of nasturtiums. Big comfortable house. Sid Henry had
been ordered there after leaving MIT in the Construction Corps. They were
building a ship. Captain of the Yard was his "bete noir". It was
there he met Julia Persons whose father was a Doctor attached to the Marine
Barracks. My father had the Naval Dispensary of the Yard. Married June 1908.
We were at Mare Island from October 1905 to February 1908-at least the family
was. I left in May 1908 to go to Minneapolis to visit Blanche who had married
George VanDusen and was expecting Georgie, who showed up in August. I travelled
from San Francisco to Chicago in the private car of Mr. Hobart Moore who was
President of the Rock Island Railroad. Lucy Powell was Mrs. Moore's friend
and sort of general companion as Mr. Moore was an invalid. He never spoke
but wanted to play bridge all the time. Lucy had been a close friend of mother's
since Yokohama days. The Moores took me along as her friend and to make a
fourth for bridge. I played all the way from San Francisco to Chicago and
never played again. The Moore's only child, Than, had died at 25 after a wild
life. He had been married to a darling girl, Helen Fargo, who had a hard time
with him. He was of the era when rich young men gave parties for the Flora
Dora Chorus and he presented each one with a diamond bracelet. The Moores
were sunk. The private car was named Thanis after him. I left them at Chicago
and took the train on to Minneapolis. I left there and went to stay with Jim
and Mary Henry and Betty, then four, at Ft Snelling across the river from
St Paul. It was certainly a contrast to the VanDusens at Lake Minnetoka. Jim
was a 1st Lt in the 4th Cavalry by then. It was a new experience for me Army
life. I didn't like it, but enjoyed the visit and Jim. From there, in August,
I went to Colombus Ohio to visit Will and May Henry. Billy was three months
old. With them I went to Lake George where mother and Eleanor came. We were
there until late September.
My father was ordered to Annapolis from Mare Island. The Naval Hospital was
being built. He supervised the finishing and got it started. He was the first
one to try out women nurses in the Navy. Before he got to Annapolis we three
stayed at Carvel Hall but eventually rented the Colihan House 61 College Avenue
opposite St John's College Campus. I liked the Annapolis years, but I was
too old for the midshipmen. Eleanor was just right for it. I had had the most
glamorous of social life then extant in San Francisco as my mother's happiest
young years had been spent there and her friends married with children my
age and up in the world. I had missed the Great White Fleet as it engulfed
Mare Island and gave Eleanor and FlorenceTurner such heavy Navy life, but
I didn't mind that. I was never too much for the Navy. In Annapolis I had
individual friends of both Midshipmen and Officers, but as always it was Eleanor
who appealed to them first, being so attractive and gay. After a while certain
of them settled down to both of us, some to me, but it was, except in afew
cases always Eleanor first. Anyway, I hated the hops. I wanted still to study
art, which I couldn't do at Mare Island. I went up to Baltimore twice a week
to private lessons from Miss. Haycroft who had been a pupil of (William) Morris
in London. She taught crafts and design. I remember her first surprised remark
to her assistant-"Why, this girl can draw !!". She explained that
most who came to study design had no idea of drawing or use of mediums. Anyway
that's what I was more interested in. The first summer there we took a cottage
at Bolton Landing, Lake George, an improvement on Hague. The next summer I
went to England with the Frys to visit Frances Bright. I came back from a
wonderful trip and stay in England with the Brights in Rochdale Lancashire,
and then at the Mitchells. Sir William was then President of Shell Oil, they
had been friends of us and the Frys in Yokohama. Winnie Mitchell was one of
my friends there. They had a big Elizabethan place called Tudor Hall with
moat, deer park and all the appurtenances. I got back in October, midst of
Hudson-Fulton celebration 1909. Rush Fay had graduated in mid summer,and he
and Eleanor were engaged. I am wrong about when we took the cottage at Bolton.
Not that first summer-it was the second summer, because Rush got leave from
his first cruise and came to Bolton for his two weeks. Also, Bolivar Mead
who graduated in 1910. So Bolton was 1910. The spring of 1911 we went to Washington,
my father retired and was put on a Naval Examining Board which kept him busy.
We were back at 1628 19th Street and they did over a lot of the house. After
that for me it was Washington social life. I saw more of Phil who was then
working on sidewalks, and Jerry Creighton just back from Heidelberg-an odd
one, but we got on beautifully, Harriet Bayne whom I'd known so long anyway,
and now engaged to Guy Castle who had been at Mare Island and at that time
devoted to Florence. I was taken for a debutante and thrown in with that group,
as Eleanor and Rush were married in May 1912 and I was the one home. It was
gay and I enjoyed a lot of it but a lot was an awful bore, especially the
calling and the big balls. My father being looked upon as "moneyed"
sort of put us in a different bracket. Probably his entire entire income was
not over $10,000 but most people had 5 or 6. The summer after Eleanor was
married, I went to Narragansett with Mrs Bayne and Harriot and Louise. I roomed
with Harriot. It was awfully different then. Very gay, casino, beach wide
open, and board walk like Atlantic City. That winter I got the measles. All
the servants left. I was very sick. Afterwards for a change Mother and I went
to New Orleans and there I had a wonderful time. Hugh Aiken's brother Gayle
and I hit it off right away and I did the Mardi Gras with him. Also some Navy
men whom I had known were on a ship in port, and another man, a student at
some import business gave me some parties and a very good time. The Dene's,
Charles and Alphonse did a lot for us in the old New Orleans line of native
life. They had been agents for my father's real estate there for a hundred
years. That Washington era took us up to the summer of 1914 when my parents
went to England as their 25th Anniversary celebration and got caught in a
war. I was at Newport with Eleanor at a boarding house on K Street. Rush was
Captain of a submarine in Newport. That was when he got facial paralysis.
Back in Washington that winter I went to New York to study art at the Women's
School of Fine and Applied Art on Lexington Avenue at 4th. The first winter
I boarded around, had a lot of appendicitis pain and finally had an operation
in the spring. The next winter I lived mostly with the Van Vechten Olcotts
on 72d Street and Central Park West. It was another different experience.
He was a congressman from New York and she was the daughter of the Hoffman
House Hoffmans. Lots of money. Uncle Van was a friend of my father from the
Staten Island days.
In l9l5 my family built the house at Wardour on the 2 acre lot they bought
when we lived in Annapolis. The idea was looking toward retirement and my
mother was taken with the idea of a garden, and perhaps two riding horses.
The place was just being opened up. The Valiants (Rush's sister Florence)
bought a big lot on the creek side, the Doyens (sister Claude) another, and
various other people. Turned out to be not too congenial after some years.
It was a beautiful fair-sized southern sort of house. T. J. D. Fuller, architect.
That was the year I had appendicitis. In the summer while it was building
after I got strong enough, my mother and I went west. She to the Expo at San
Francisco, while I stopped off with Blanche at Lake Minnetonka. That was the
summer Tracy came there and in the fall had his house party at Great Lakes.
My father fell into the Wardour idea but it never worked for him. He was a
scholar and a student but no gardener . Mother loved it. There was a lovely
garden and they had a sleeping porch which they liked. Rush was ordered to
Annapolis so they were there a lot, and finally lived there until it was sold
when they went to China. My father was there less than a year being ordered
back to duty in Philadelphia. The Washington House was rented and finally
sold (for $l2,000, imagine). I never liked Wardour- climate, garden or people.
You could take the Short Line car to Baltimore or into Annapolis, but I only
liked it when people came to see us which many did and it broke the time I
was there. Sarah, who worked for us and came out from Camp Mead every day
was the best thing about it.Somewhere is the paper I wrote for The Monday
Evening Club called "Don't Rent-Buy" which has a lot of Wardour
The Alcotts were wonderful to me. I returned to art school , but in spite
of Aunt Lolly trying to get me interested in various young men, especially
one Ralph Allen who lived there most of the time. I was taken up with, or
by, Tracy McCauley, a classmate of Rush's, who was in command of a torpedo
destroyer at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. He was from Evanston, Illinois, apparantly
the heir of all the McCauleys. For the legend was, he never drew his pay.
Anyway, I saw every play in New York, and ate at every place like Delmonico's
and the old Waldorf. Whenever I wasn't with him I waited up for Uncle Van
and Aunt Lolly who were always out themselves and would bring home guests,
so I was always up and evening-dressed until about two. Then I went to went
to school where I stood up for 8 hours a day. It was strenuous and I was pretty
tired. In February I moved to the Kindergarden Students Residence on 40th
St. and Lexington Ave. where I knew Helen Large and Beatrice Allen.That summer
I went out to Lake Minnetonka to stay with Blance in their new house. Tracy
came there and before going back to Washington and New York I went to visit
him on a trumped up houseparty at his quarters at Great Lakes, his older sister
chaperoning. It was sort of a climax but I could see it was not for me.I went
back to art school and took illustrating as by that time as by that time I
had some things published and wanted to illustrate.I won a scholarship, which
was embarrassing because it was given by a Staten Island Roosevelt, a friend
of my father's and I had to write and thank him without divulging my relationship
and the un-necessity for help. It got to be l9l7 and war. My father went back
on active duty at Medico-Clinurgical Hospital in Philadelphia. I graduated
from school amd went there too.The first winter at 42nd and Chestnut St. in
Dr. Hughes' house. Second winter, Delancey. By that time I was married.
Several poems by Dorothy Morgan Anderson are entered in this computer program
under Phyllis Hoge, her daughter, because of lack of space here.
This poem was written by DAH and published in
The New York Times Sept. 20, 1957.
Box-like, withdrawn, his checkered
shell worn thin,
His wrinkled eyes from which
strange wisdom peers,
Lost now in time, since his dim
In some far pool, he lives his end-
The seasons scarcely mark his
The cool environment of gentle
The soft moist earth of each re-
THe summer solitude where berries
No pull of tide, no warmth of sun,
Call him to venture from this nar-
Sufficient this for limitless exist-
A still, calm life, a last abiding
Notes for PHILIP BARLOW HOGE:
Born at 1402 15TH St NW Wash DC Attending Physician Dr Johnson
1908 - Graduate of Cornell
1913-1914 Pres Hoge & Leubkert (Sidewalk Contractors) Wash DC
US Army IST LT Corps of Engineers 1917,Captain,
Major, Construction Div QM Corps 1918
The following is a letter written by Dorthy Anderson
Hoge, wife of Philip Barlow Hoge, between 1965-1970.
Spencer (Dickinson) has the Hoge family tree rolled up somewhere but it's
hard to discipher and doesn't go as far as our generation anyway. The original
Hoge came to this county on one of the early pioneer ships landing at Perth
Amboy. On the ship was a Barbara Hume (ship's romance). They married and started
the long line of sturdy progressive Quakers. One descendent went to Seattle,
one to middle west, one was the Presbyterian minister who "flourished"
in NY (xx son) met in Coconut Grove(FL) Doctor, ( I think) Peyton, evidently
wealthy and children married abroad. Phil's family among others settled as
land owning farmers in Virginia, the famous Loudoun County, Quakers. Phil's
father had brothers; Isaac, remained a farmer; Lewis, married cousin Rachel
- she the business woman, he the intellectual. James, the eldest, he and Phil's
father Willy finally left Virginia, went into business in Washington, grain
elevator, & supply. James was Clark's (Norris of Chicago) father, also
Phil's father married Mary Stearns, whose mother
was the Lee connection, I think her name was Harriet. Another sister Josie
married Johns Hopkin's brother. Phyllis (Hoge) has her picture. One was married
to Uncle Will Hastings. Stearns was an Episcopal minister from upper New York.
This was during the civil war and they were very poor, but certainly had great
taste and education of the sort acquired from books, not schooling. I don't
know where she and Willy Hoge met but I think at the Hopkin's in Baltimore.
We had mutual cousins there.
The Hoge children were Nan, Rachel, Will, Phil,
Mary, Margaret, Barbara. Nan's children are Fred Savage Jr., Dorothy Oudin,
Nan & Rachel married brothers - Fred, and Frank (Savage). Rachel's only
child - Anne Pettit. Will's - are Bill, Mary Gleysteen, and Betsy, now Diamond.
Mary married Murdock Norris. Mary's children are Anne Poole, Alan, and Polly
- Polly married John Rulon-Miller. Margaret married J. Nicholas Brewster,
had daughter Peggy. Barbara married Laurence Stickney whom she met visiting
Rachel Savage in St. Paul. He died and she married Hugh Blair Grigsby Galt
(no children from either marriage).
Janet Bangs' mother was a Hoge from Loudoun Co,
first cousin of the Willy Hoges. She married Charles Norris (no relation to
Murdock Norris) from the wide farm land in Illinois, raised horses and cattle.
The miniature that Eleanor Dickinson has is Janet Bangs' mother. She kept
a fascinating diary which I read to Janet the last time I was there, covered
her engagement, wedding and early married life in the big household she went
to. It was hard to read, I'm afraid it's lost. There are a great many legends
of the Hoge connection in the middle west who used to come and visit the Washington
Hoges. They were always welcome. One was Aunt Fred, married a one time mayor
of Chicago - a more or less no-good and detereriorated, but Aunt Fred was
something. On the spread out prairie she decided it was lovely for people
so posted a notice in the store post office of a 4th of July picnic, for everybody
to come with family and food in wagons to certain grove. Everybody came. There
were over a hundred families. She never got enough ice cream so on one visit
Mr. Hoge ordered two gallons and she ate through it on her visit. Another
odd one was cousin Debbie whose mission in life was to visit, preach to, and
convert prisoners, so wouldn't do anything else on her visit but visit Washington
prisoners. On his mother's side,(the Lee side), were Aunt Minnie and Aunt
Jinny in the old house in Alexandria, the ones whose servants sold off the
downstairs furniture. They let down the front door key on a string so Mrs
H and Phil could come in. Senator Smoot bought the house. It's now government
As to Phil and me, I had a friend at Miss Dorsey's
school where I went for a year after I came back to Washington from Paris
having spent a year out of school with nervous headaches. She was Grace Allen.(Years
later around 1975 when Grace, who never married, was living in a nursing home
in Ridgewood, N. J. having been put there by a nephew, she was visited by
Dorothy Hoge and her daughter, Langley Hoge Kenzie. By this time they were
both very old, and Grace's memory had partly gone. Grace asked Dorothy whatever
happened to Phil Hoge? And Dorothy answered, " I married him", They
were both crying.) She knew other Army girls and some Navy who all went to
Miss Haxall's dancing class at Rauscher's. The Hoges had sent Mary and Phil.
They went to public high school. Phil got to know the young group and stuck
with them. The girls drifted off and went to boarding school, but I wouldn't
go to the dancing class (like the fortnightlys in Elizabeth) but I got to
know the group through Grace. I went with her and a group to the High School
Cadet Training Corps Graduation contest where Phil's company (he was captain)
won the flag. Great occasion. He had worked it all out on paper first. Grace
thought he was a "rough diamond" preferred some others who seemed
to me the walking disaster types. Of course I had had an awful lot of experience
of people by the time I was fifteen. Phil was eighteen then, just plain himself.
We went on long walks (whole group) though Rock Creek Park, on lots of Sundays,
played ping pong at various houses, tennis on somebodys fixed up lot on P
Street and went to matinees, very good stock companies during the summer.
Mostly Phil and I did that alone, got seats in the last row and sat on the
back, with our feet in the seats. The theater served paper cups of sherbet
between the acts, 25 cents an afternoon. They all went off to college in the
fall but we continued more or less though the next few years holidays and
Phil and I kept up a correspondence always. He never talked about his family.
We were of different groups. It was years before I knew he had a brother or
sister besides Mary and Margaret.
Later as I grew to know Phil's people and background
better there were things almost legendary that fascinated me, being so different
from anything that had ever touched my life. The idea of his father and uncle
the two oldest of a Quaker farm family after the civil war, walking from Lynchburg
or Warrenton all the way to Providence to go to Brown, picking up rides along
the way. Their mother and aunt and other children ran the farm. Somehow they
were never stuck, they were all educated and managed to visit relatives as
far as Illinois. A tradition. The middle westerners all visited the Hoges
in Washington and there were always extras in the house. Phil's father did
the marketing. He'd go out, pick up a little colored boy somewhere to carry
the basket, and go to the old P St. market and load up. A great plenty of
the best plain food which Mrs Hoge doled out each day from locked store room.
They had a smoke house in the back yard. When Phil worked for his father after
leaving college he'd go out about 6:00 to get things started, return to an
assembled enormous hot breakfast. During their childhood when Mr Hoge and
Uncle James made money, they bought land outside of Washington called Washington
View where they could take all the children in the summers, orchard, fresh
vegetables, horse & buggy, preserving. Probably they all got interested
in land development there. Rachel & Phil were the only ones who wanted
to go to college. Rachel afterwards taught a few years in the public school.
I gathered not too successfully, but always enthusiastically. An arranger
whose plans didn't always work out. Nan was the social one and Washington
being small and they being what used to be called "cave Dwellers",
long time settlers not congress or diplomats - or service, all knew each other.
One of Nan's best friends was Lucy Bayne Theall.
POEMS BY P. B. HOGE:
"THE ROOSTER BIRD"
The silliest sound I've ever heard
Is that made by the rooster bird.
The song that's sung by Mister Cock
of Leghorn breed or Plymouth Rock,
Rhode Island Red or Dominick,
Or any other brand of chick
Though oft called a "cock a doodle do",
The appelation is not true.
The voice that's raised by Chantieler,
That rends the early morning air
Sounds most absurd you will ever hear,
For what he says is "Urk uh urr".
Geese sure do make an awful squawk
When they just talk and talk and talk.
But warm and gentle rain in spring
Will make them sing and sing and sing.
They lift their beaks, their necks they crane,
The silly creatures love the rain.
They seem to reach the heights of bliss
That lovers reach when lovers kiss.
I love to watch them in the Spring,
To hear them sing and sing and sing.
CORRECTED VERSION & NEW TITLE
When goose to goose essays to talk
The sound you hear is just a squawk
But sometimes when it rains in Spring
Just listen and you'll hear them sing
With beaks upraised and neck a craning
They make sweet music when it's raining
And seem to reach the heights of bliss
That lovers reach when lovers kiss
When falls the gentle rain in spring
O' then's the time the gooses sing
Oft have I thunk and thunk and thunk,
What kind of noise is made by skunk?
I never yet have heard his voice,
As I keep far from him by choice.
No doubt he'd sound verbose enough,
Did I dare listen close enough.
His fur is nice with lovely marking,
But I have never heard him barking.
He looks a handsome little creature,
But looks are not his leading feature.
The skunk is just an awful smeller,
Tho' noiseless he's a noisome feller.
He may be silent, but I think
Instead of voice he's got a stink.
This was a talk given to the Monday Evening Club,
in Elizabeth, NJ at the house of P. B. Hoge, about 1940 - after which Hoge
asked lawyer friend in the audience group - (Mr. Bart Woodruff) to come up
and present him with award for Liars Club - "Liar of the Year" or
In the summer of 1906 - during school vacation,
I got a job as roadman in a surveying part on the Northern Pacific Railroad
in western Montana. As I had to pay my own way as far as Livingston, Montana,
where I joined the party, I rode in a coach. From there on, we were carried
free, but as we were not very high-priced workers we all rode in coaches the
rest of the way. My pay was the magnificent sum of $50.00 a month - board
and lodging free. This is twice the amount I had gotten as axeman 4 years
previously in another survey party.
Our first location was Bonver, Montana a small
village at the foot of a mountain. The village itself was dwarfed by a huge
sawmill plant of the Big Blackfoot Milling Company. I never saw as much lumber
in one place in my life - before or since - and I suspect the forests in that
location were being rapidly denuded as this was before the days of serious
For the first week or ten days we lived in style,
sleeping and getting our meals in the hotel in Bonver, until some thrifty
soul in the home office must have decided that such treatment was too fancy
for a field party. So two much-used and rather drafty box cars (of the type
familiarly known as side-door Pullmans) were rolled in on a side track and
fitted with wooden bunks, and arrangements made with a local boarding house
to feed us.
We were given blankets, but anything else we
had to get for ourselves. A box car properly fitted up is not an uncomfortable
place to live - and as there were only 6 or 8 men in our car - a double decker
bunk in each corner - it wasn't too bad. The only trouble was during the first
night. What the car had been used for previously I do not know, but it looked
as though some cattle might have been in there for a while. At any rate, one
of the boys was given the job of cleaning it out - and he did - with a vengeance.
He used a shovel and broom and then to make sure all was sanitary he sprinkled
chloride of lime around generously - and then water to lay the dust. I am
not sure of my chemistry, as it has been a long time since I have had anything
to do with the subjuct, but I think when you mix chloride of lime and water
you get chlorine gas. At any rate, whatever it was, I was in a lower bunk
in one corner - with a blanket and no mattress and I breathed the awful stuff
all night long - and shivered - and I even shivered the next day in the warm
sunshine, so the party chief sent me to the Company hospital in Missonla -
just a few miles down the railroad. I will never forget the perfectly delightful
feeling of setting into the hospital cot in a warm room after a good hot bath.
I must have picked up a bug along with the chlorine, as I was off the job
for about 2 weeks with the flu - except we called it the grippe then.
I would like to say something here - parenthetically
- a few side remarks. Remember, these were the days before employee insurance
of any kind - when men were sick or injured on the job and had to get along
as best they could until they could work again and get back on the payroll.
The N.P.R.R. must have had this hospital in operation for some years. The
buildings were not new, there was a staff of doctors and nurses and 30 or
40 beds - 20 or 25 were occupied by patients while I was there. The company
gave complete medical and hospital care and paid wages, too - not from any
paternalistic or philanthropical idea, but purely from intelligent self interest.
They had probably learned by experience that it was cheaper and more satisfactory
to get experienced men back on the job quickly than to hire new untried men.
The towns were quite far apart and the country thinly settled. So far as I
know they ran the only hospital in Missonla. Other railroads there must have
done the same thing, because a brother-in-law of mine - a doctor living in
St. Paul, Minnesota was a railroad doctor for some years as a young man.
I bought a mattress in Missonla to take back
with me. The other boys had done the same. No use not being comfortable. We
settled down to the routine of surveying.
The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad
(better known simply as the Milwaukee) had decided to extend its rail to the
Pacific Coast and had surveying parties in to locate a line. The Northern
Pacific didn't like that idea much and had put our party in the field in what
they claimed was a desire to shorten their line and eliminate steep grades
- no doubt true - but it was also on attempt to put a crimp in the Milwaukee
plans and get in ahead of them using up the best locations whereever posible.
Our chief of party always pulled up whatever Milwaukee stakes he found and
threw them away - a nice friendly gesture. However, it didn't stop the Milwaukee
at any rate. As far as I know they not only reached the coast, but they electrified
their lines - if not all the way - at least over the mountains. Maybe somebody
here knows better about that than I do as I haven't been that far west again
for over 50 years.
I don't know what is the best kind of job for
a young man to have, but that summer was a pleasant and healthful experience.
A great deal of walking, some trees to cut down, some brambles to slash through,
swamps to muck through and a swift river to ford occasionally.
The river - called the Hellgate then - but now
according to the map by the much more dignified and proper name of Clark River
- was not large nor very deep - but very swift and with many rapids. In many
places it was possible to wade it in perfect safety - in fact it was a relief
to get in the water, as the days were clear, hot and dry - so dry in fact
that I have been wet and dried off completely 3 times in one day - that means
clothes, shoes and all - as you had to ford the river as you were.
There was one place we wanted to cross and started
ont confidently enough but as the water got deeper and we saw the rapids not
far down the river - each one of us would turn back - and someone else watching
from the shore - from which point it looked so easy - would try it a bit farther
and then turn back again. I made several false starts losing my nerve each
time and finally getting to where the water started getting shallow again
beyond the middle of the river and had just started up the slope when the
current got me. I swam back for the shore I had feft and was grabbed as I
swept by. I learned one thing from that experience. I was scared to death
wading that river and remembering the rapids below but once I was off my feet
I was so busy swimming back to the shore it never occured to me to be frightened.
Anticipation is often worse than actuality.
Our party consisted of the chief - named Heckman
- and about 10 men. Heckman, as I remember, was a cynical man, but probably
a good man on location surveys. I guess he knew his business. Woody, the transit
man was a morose individual. Ernie was a good man who did his job - I have
forgotten what his duties were - and minded his own business. Ed was the level
man - my boss - a moody individual. The thing that I remember best about him
was when I was slowly plowing knee deep in the muck of a drying up swamp and
Ed at the surveying level on dry ground in the shade of a tree and cursing
me for being so slow - and with each sloggy step I was getting madder and
Cupid was a gay pleasant little man about 35
years old - I don't remember what his duties were, but it was pleasant to
have him around. Murphy the axeman was a nice young Irish lad almost 18. Slim
was a big pleasant young man named Claude Averill - but who was always addressed
as "you big Swede you." He was head chairman or tapeman - and M.J.
Harrison was rear tapeman.
M.J. Harrison - the last on the list - was a
- well it wouldn't be polite to say what he was - but that is what he was.
He was a red haired tough little runt. I do not know what kind of work he
was best fitted for but he had been many things during his checkered career.
He had been a bar tender, a hack driver, a jockey (disqualified for some kind
of crooked work, though he always claimed he was railroaded out of the job.)
He had an unlimited found of experiences if one believed what he said. "did
I ever tell you about the time I joined the Salvation Army." or "That
reminds me of the time." No matter what anybody else had done, Harrison
could go him one better. The chief of the party said, "I don't know what
his birth record shows, but if Harrison is telling the truth he is at least
70 years old. Nobody could have done all of the things he claimed to have
done in 30 years of life. There wouldn't have been time.
He told us once that he had a girl in a small
town, but had left the town. he went back to the town about 3 years later
and went to see his girl friend. "She had a small red headed brat she
was trying to teach to call me "Papa". I left that town again, and
I ain't going thru anymore."
We asked him often what "M.J." stood
for but he would never tell. "Don't nobody know but me and my mother.
A police judge asked me that once, and that's what I told him - and I ain't
told nobody - then or since".
He had a scar on his leg where somebody had knifed
him. He was quite peeved about that. "I shot at the so-and-so,"
he said. "Wish I had killed him."
After one payday he spent the night in the back
room of the bar gambling - and got cleaned out, but he wasn't mad at the man
who got his money. He was mad at the Northern Pacific Railroad because he
had worked for a whole month getting tired and wet and had nothing to show
Generally every Saturday night the whole gang
would take the train free ride for employees - and go to Missonla or Butte
for a big night - and they usually had one - according to their stories when
they got back. No, I never went along, maybe I was just unsociable. I do not
pretend to be any saint, but to tell the truth raising that particular kind
of hell never appealed to me. It would bore me to death. I could never see
any percentage in getting drunk. Just never wanted to.
On one of these trips Harrison went with the
gang but was missing on the return trip. The others guessed he was in jail.
Two days later he was back. Hopped a freight train for transportation. The
very first thing he went up to Slim "the big Swede" - and said "I
licked a man a heap bigger than you. I socked him with a billard cue, and
the blankity blank cops put me in jail.
One Saturday night the whole gang pulled out
as usual - Harrison with them. This time instead of being late he was back
early. He walked in early Sunday morning - quite mad. It seems he had gotten
into an argument and a fight on the train and the conductor put him off at
some small station. He beat his way back on a freight but he didn't know what
to do with himself in camp - and as usual he was a pest.
Sometime during the morning he discovered fishing
gear belonging to one of the other men and suggested fishing. That looked
like a good idea as the stream about two miles away was loaded with fish and
very little skill was needed to catch them. So we went and caught some and
built a fire, cooked and ate them.
There was still a lot of the day left - and it
was warm. We took off our clothes and washed them in the stream as we often
did and hung them up on tree branches a short distance away on the hillside
on the edge of the woods to dry and then went back for a swim. We often did
this if we got a chance. The hot sun dried everything in half and hour.
Harrison, who couldn't swim much anyway and was
never satisfied to stay at anything very long, decided he had had enough of
the water and went up to get dressed.
A little later I came out to do the same but
he started throwing rocks at me to keep me from getting my clothes. His idea
was to keep me naked for a while. I suppose if he had thought of it sooner
he would have grabbed my clothes before I could get them and make me walk
the 2 miles back to camp naked. It would have been a good joke at that - I
am bound to admit now - though I wouldn't have thought so then.
At any rate Mr. Harrison was going to have his
fun for awhile. I had to duck behind a tree to escape his barrage of stones
and every attempt to reach my clothes brought more stones. There were no rocks
near my tree and I was getting pretty well fed up with the nonsence - when
I saw a short chunky stick nearby. I make a quick dash and got it fighting
on some sort of delaying action so I could reach my clothes.
Realizing that there were no stones where I was
he got a little bolder and nearer - and then I fired the stick at him. It
never touched him but it disconcerted him and he dodged and ran back - and
I heard him yell. I make a break and dashed out got my clothes and moved out
of his neighborhood and got dressed - expecting him to appear any minute.
I couldn't see him anywhere or hear him either
and I looked around expecting him from another quarter, as I was sure he was
cooking up some sort of devilment. Finally, I called him to come along and
go back to camp. No response. Then I got curious and circled around and approached
the place where he had been. There was a slight depression in the ground,
loose stones lying around, and a mound of dirt beside it which had not been
visible from where I had been. When I got closer I discovered that the depression
was the edge of a hole. It looked like an abandoned mine shaft. We occasionally
ran across them - where a prospector had made a try for one and given up when
the hole showed no promise.
Up until then I hadn't worried much about Harrison.
I had thought he had just gone back in the woods - or even back to camp. But
when I saw that hole I got scared - real scared. I couldn't see very far down
the hole. Too dark, so I threw a lighted match down but of course it went
out right away. I was getting a bit frantic. I wanted to see the bottom of
that hole. Finally I found a dried pine branch, lighted it and tossed it down.
I never saw the bottom - but I saw water about 25 feet down - and I saw something
else. I saw a foot and part of a leg sticking out of the water at an angle
and it was not moving.
I rushed around to see if I couldn't find some
way of getting down. I found a small tree blown over, but it was much too
short. I didn't have an axe - only a pocket knife. there just wasn't anyway
of getting down with any assurance of being able to get out again. I started
to leave several times, to get help. I was afraid not to go and then afraid
to go. I was much confused.
Time was passing. Harrison had been in there
at least half an hour before I discovered him and by the time I had to abandon
any idea of reaching him over two hours had gone by. I didn't know what to
do. I just quit then and did some tall thinking.
The normal thing is to try to find help and somebody to report the accident
to and explain what happened. There was no doubt that Harrison was gone. He
had probably struck his head and been stunned and drowned. I tried to compose
myself the best I could and think what was best to do - and I thought the
thing through for a long time. I did some tall thinking pro and con.
As I saw it Harrison had left with the rest of
the crowd for Butte, and when he was put off the train the rest had gone on.
Nobody had seen him on the freight he took back to camp as he had just been
chased off one before that and made sure he would not be chased off again
so kept well out of sight.
Nobody had been around when he got back to camp.
Except for the 2 of us the place was utterly deserted. The country was rather
wild and we had not seen anyone when we left camp or on the walk to the river.
I figured when the rest of the croud came back
they would tell about his being put off the train - and wonder when he would
be back. If he didn't come back they might talk about it for a few days and
decide he had just quit. The month had just ended and everybody had been paid
to date - so if he didn't come back he would be taken off the payroll - and
they wouldn't expect him to come to collect any more money because none would
be due to him.
He had threatened to quit plenty of times and
they would probably decide he had finally done so - and he would pass out
of mind except for the tall tales about him. That is the way I reasoned it
out. The rest of the outfit would easily explain Harrison's disappearance
to their own satisfaction.
What about my side of it. Harrison was gone.
There wasn't any doubt about it. If I reported exactly what had happened would
I be believed? Would any of our ??? camp ??? be made much of by the local
authorities? Of course I had some responsiblity but he had really brought
it on himself and much as I regretted the outcome there was nothing I could
I was due back in college in less than a month.
Any investigation would cause untold delay regardless of the outcome. It would
certainly upset my parents who were getting along in years - especially my
They say an honest confession is good for the
soul. Is it? Would it have done any good now?
I finally decided the best thing to do was to
keep quiet so I did.
I tossed as many dead pine branches as I could
collect down the hole and pushed a few large rocks in on top, and left - and
got back to camp and tried to get myself composed. The boys got back that
night. I didn't sleep too well and wasn't too cheerful, but the rest of the
crowd said what a fool I was to go swimming and get so badly sunburned. No
wonder I was out of sorts.
However, they all figured that Harrison had quit
the job and gone somewhere else - and nobody gave it a thought. I got back
to college in time and I haven't been back to Montana since.
I know it is customary to ask if there any questions.
I want to reverse that procedure and first ask a question myself. What would
you have done?
Children of DOROTHY ANDERSON and PHILIP HOGE are:
i. ELEANOR ANDERSON5 HOGE, b. 12 Mar 1919, Philadelphia PA (Source: "The
Hoge, Nichols and Related Families - Biographical/Historical - A Sequential
Arrangement of Genealogical Data", by William D. Nichols, 4578 Rain Park
Drive, Fairview Park, OH 44126, Sept. 1969); m. DWIGHT DICKINSON III, 23 May
1942, Oakland, CA (Source: "The Hoge, Nichols and Related Families -
Biographical/Historical - A Sequential Arrangement of Genealogical Data",
by William D. Nichols, 4578 Rain Park Drive, Fairview Park, OH 44126, Sept.
1969); b. 13 Dec 1916, Annapolis MD; d. 24 Sep 1997, Newport, RI.
Notes for ELEANOR ANDERSON HOGE:
Went to Vail Deane School graduated 1936, went to Centenary Junior College
THIS IS AN ARTICLE FROM THE ELIZABETH DAILY JOURNAL, 19??
TITLED - NAVAL TRADITION MARKS FAMILIES
Capt. S. E. Dickinson, of Annapolis, Once Lived Here---Son in Service, Husband
of Former Eleanor Hoge.
(This is one of the series of articles concerning
distinguished officers of the U. S. Navy hailing from Elizabeth.)
A naval officer connected with the present war
who formerly resided in Elizabeth is Capt. Spencer E. Dickinson, now stationed
at Annapolis. Although he and his family stayed here for only three years,
they were in Elizabeth long enough to form a lasting tie here through the
marriage of their son, Lt. Dwight Dickinson, III, now on sea duty in the Pacific
with the pay and supply corps of the Navy. Lieutenant Dickinson's marriage
to the former Miss Eleanor Hoge not only united him with an Elizabeth family
of long standing, but also created an additional bond, between two families,
both of which were steeped naval tradition.
Lieutenant Dickinson's wife, although not herself
the daughter of naval parents, had nevertheless a thorough knowledge of the
profession. Her mother's father, the late Capt. Frank Anderson, had been a
doctor in the Naval Medical Corps. She discovered also that one of Captain
Anderson's good friends had been Lieutenant Dickinson's grandfather, Capt.
Dwight Dickinson, another naval doctor. In fact the two men had been so closely
associated that there was an arrangement between them to look after each other's
families during their respective absences on long sea voyages.
Captain Anderson, who was graduated from the
College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, could not afford to follow
in his father's footsteps as a Staten Island family doctor. The late Dr. William
Astley Cooper Anderson, became so "land poor" through being presented
with real estate instead of cold cash by his patients, that it was necessary
for Dr. Frank Anderson join to the Navy and thus assure himself of regular
LONG TIME IN YOKOHOMA.
Dr. Anderson's son's career in the Navy took
him to many foreign lands, and the family lived for a considerable time in
Yokohoma, where Captain Anderson was in charge of the U. S. Naval Hospital.
Here the family saw a great deal of Mrs. Hoge's paternal grandfather, Lt.
Commander William George Coffin, a naval officer with a distinguished Civil
War record, who settled down in Yokohoma to be near his transient relatives
for a while.
Lieutenant Commander Coffin had been active in
the Fort Fisher Civil War campaign off North Carolina, when he was in command
of the "U. S. S. Alert." He was later in command of an expedition
to the Arctic to rescue Gen. Adolphus Greely and members of the latter's exploring
party. These men were located and brought safely back to the home on the three
Navy ships in charge of Commander Coffin.
Commander Coffin was a roommate at Annapolis
of Captain "Fighting Bob Evans," of Spanish American War fame, and
Admiral George Dewey was also in the same class, Before his retirement, Commander
Coffin had sailed his ship to the "U. S. S. Charleston" into Manila
harbor and had sent Dewey information about those waters which later proved
valuable in the Manila Bay campaign. Mrs Hoge remembers Dewey and other distinguished
naval officers such as Gridley, stopping off in Yokohoma on their way home
from the Philippines to see her Grandfather Coffin and his naval son-in-law.
Mrs. Hoge also remembers herself as a small child
of 3 experiencing the excitement of christening a ship, the Lighthouse tender
"Azalea." Her Grandfather Coffin was at one time head of the Lighthouse
service on the Eastern seaboard, then under the jurisdiction of the navy,
and subsequently taken over by the Treasury Department.
FREQUENTLY VISITED ELIZABETH.
Mrs. Hoge's mother, the late Mrs. Frank Anderson, frequently visited in Elizabeth
as did her other daughter, Mrs. Rush S. Fay. Mrs. Fay carried on the family
tradition by marrying into the Navy and her husband, the late Lieutenant Commander
Fay, was active in the first World War as navigator of a battleship and later
as commander of a submarine. His son Francis Anderson Fay who spent a winter
here with the Hoge family a few years ago, joined the Navy after the outbreak
of the present war.
Although Mrs. Hoge broke the family pattern by
marrying into the Standard Oil interests instead of the navy, she nevertheless
has kept the family name in the limelight. She is active in literary and artistic
circles here, and was awarded the 1932 award given by the National Association
of American Penwomen for her one-act play entitled "Illusions."
She has frequently designed scenery and properties for Elizabeth dramatic
events and some marionettes which she once made for a puppet show here were
placed on exhibition at the Newark Museum.
Notes for DWIGHT DICKINSON III:
Born in the civilian hospital at Annapolis MD
Graduated AB Harvard College 1940
Career Foreign Service Officer.
Graduate Harvard University
1st commander SC USNR WW Ii in US Foreign Service Rabat Morocco
Ambassador to Togo 1970-1974
Died Sept. 24, 1997 in Newport, RI of Parkinson's
Buried Arlington National Cemetery Grave 8310LH Section 7
Obituary: Washington Post
Dwight Dickinson III
Dwight Dickinson III, 80, a retired Foreign Service
officer who served tours at the United Nations in the 1960s and was U.S. ambassador
to Togo in the early 1970s died Sept. 24 at a hospital in Newport, R.I. He
had Parkinson's disease.
He joined the foreign Service in 1946 and served
in Latin America, Europe and the Middle East before being named to the 1960
U.S. Mission to the United Nations. In 1962, he became the delegation's political
adviser and alternate U.S. representative on the U.N. Trusteeship Council.
He retired in 1974.
Mr. Dickinson, an Annapolis native, was a 1940
graduate of Harvard University. He served aboard Navy ships in the Atlantic
and Pacific during World War II and attained the rank of lieutenant commander.
ii. PHYLLIS HOGE, b. 15 Nov 1926, Elizabeth NJ;
m. (1) JOHN CREIGHTON ROSE, 06 Oct 1951, Elizabeth NJ; b. 27 Jul 1923, Plymouth
WI; m. (2) NOEL JAMES THOMPSON, 10 Jun 1964; m. (3) BACIL KIRTLEY, ABT 1974.
Notes for PHYLLIS HOGE:
Phyllis Hoge PhD
Phyllis Hoge went to Vail Dean School. She graduated
from Lincoln School, Providence, RI, June 1944, then went to Connecticut College;
Phi Beta Kappa, Cum Laude, graduated 1948, Duke University - MA 1949, Univ.
of Wisconsin, PhD 1957. She taught at Univ. Wisconsin Extension Division from
1955-62, Milton College 1962-4, Univ of Hawaii 1964-1983. Retired Professor
Emeritus. Taught there part-time 1983-4. She is a Adjunct Profesor at Univ.
of California, San Francisco. She formorly was an Exchange Professor at SUNY
Buffalo, SUNY Bighamton and SUNY Univ. N.M.
NOTE: The following are entered here because of lack of space in this computer
program under the name of Dorothy Anderson Hoge who is the mother of Phyllis
Hoge where this is entered.
POEMS, By: Dorothy Anderson Hoge
Box-like, withdrawn, his checkered shell worn thin,
His wrinkled eyes from which strange wisdom peers,
Lost now in time, since his dim origin.
In some far pool, he lives his endless years.
The season Scarcely mark his lingering;
The cool environment of gentle snow,
The soft moist earth of each returning spring,
The summer solitude, where berries grow.
No pull of tide, no warmth of sun, no distance,
Call him to venture from this narrow space;
Sufficient this for limitless existence--
A still, calm life, a last abiding place.
published in the NY Times - Sept 20, 1957.
Shall we go by subway or break out the car?
If we go by subway we won't have to park -
The rush hour's dreadful but quicker by far.
Our friends in the suburbs would think we're bizzare,
But we'd be better off when we disembark;
Shall we go by subway or break out the car?
If we go by subway we won't have to park -
"Sometimes, they say, the mountains talk."
Listen, the mountains are talking.
The moon tonight is autumn-chill and low
From peak and crest in distance diapason
Their cloud-borne voices rise and fall and flow
In organ tones no chords of earth can carry,
In speech no ear of man shall ever know.
Theirs is an old communion.
In syllables reverent and grand
Their murmurings come down the streams and valleys.
The sleepless, restless mountains understand
That ageless speech, and they shall talk together
Until God gathers them within his hand.
Half-hidden here her quiet spirit grew
Like mountain laurel in a shady place,
Spreading each year her sheltered bloom anew
In wider reaches of increasing grace.
Clustered like some intricate sweet rhyme,
Accents of loveliness in leafy space,
She blossomed to her ultimate springtime.
So fleetingly did one poised moment spare
Her patterned beauty in a fragile prime
We hardly missed her fragrance from the air,
We hardly knew her gentle breath was still
Her quiet blossoming, so lately fair,
Over and gone - we hardly knew, until
We saw the laurel lying on the hill.
I'm tired of flowers
Before they have bloomed;
I've weeded for hours-
I'm tired of flowers-
Weeds have devilish powers;
The garden is doomed.
I'm tired of flowers
Before they have bloomed.
The earth is still and mute; no blossoms throw
Their scarves about her in a festive dress.
Bare and strong her simple contours flow,
Molding the beauty of her nakedness.
Thus for her robing in white folded snow
She waits with quiet mien, proud, passionless.
Darkness whispers. There is a hidden presence
In the night. If only it would come a little
Closer we might capture it like a firefly,
Here in our fingers.
In and out of moonlight and swaying shadows,
Night winds, soft winds, carry it as a perfume,
Clothing us with vertigo, drunk with flowers,
Fainting with honey.
What is this dark moth secrecy,
Glancing here and there in the dew-wet lilies,
Starting old ghosts no one imagined waking
From their long sleeping?
IN A GARDEN
So in Eden broke the silent day.
But God was hard to please. "After the night
Of dark chaos," he said, "is there no way
To glorify this burst of golden light?
Is there no joyous creature here who may
Fling high a song to heaven, clear and bright -
A song so clear that heaven shall ring, so bright
My carolling angels shall re-echo 'Day".
Surely for this I said 'Let there be light';
Surely for this I must think up a way."
So God sat down and thought all night - all night.
"I hate to risk a man, but still, I may."
At last the earth-clod breathed, and God said,
Your name be Adam, my first man, and bright
Your song of praise to greet my glorious day."
But Adam stretched and blinked. Said he, "This light
Is harsh; it hurts me. I desire the way
Of moon and stars and lovely langorous night.
And may I not have one to share my night,
My stars, my love?" God said, "Well yes. You may;
I give you Eve." Then Adam's eyes grew bright.
"O God, I promise that each dawning day
Our voices shall lift up to praise your light."
God smiled. "At last Creation's under way."
So Eve and Adam went their lovers' way.
Close lay their bodies in the fragrant night,
Sweet rose their hymns at dawn - until that day
The Serpent tempted Eve and wrecked their bright
Young egos. Out of Eden in dismay
They passed between two swords of flaming light.
And God was lonely. In the cool twilight
He walked beneath the Tree. "Well, anyway,
They've had their love, their long sweet night,
Their Eden, more than other lovers may."
Grieving, he watched the Serpent, sinuous, bright,
Smugly uncoil after a well-spent day.
God mused, the day is dark without their light.
My creatures start tonight on their long way.
And yet, like stars, they may shine strangely bright."
On Thursday, May 2, 1996 Phyllis Hoge Thompson will be receiving 'The 1995
Hawai'i Award for Literature' from Governor Benjamin J. Cayetano. The Hawai'i
Award for Literature is given annually by the State Foundation on Culture
and the Arts with assistance from the Hawaii Literary Arts Council.
Notes for JOHN CREIGHTON ROSE:
John Creighton Rose PhD
res Madison Wisconsin
iii. DOROTHY LANGLEY HOGE, b. 10 Nov 1928, Elizabeth NJ (Source: Birth Cert.
#636 City of Elizabeth NJ.); m. ROSS BRUCE KENZIE, 04 Jun 1953, Elizabeth
NJ (Source: Marriage Cert. City of Elizabeth NJ.); b. 22 Sep 1931, Prattsburg
NY (Source: Birth Cert City of Prattsburg, NY.).
Notes for DOROTHY LANGLEY HOGE:
ITEMS FOR OBITUARY -- -- LHK
Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
Graduated from The Vail Deane School
Attended Julliard School of Music - Voice Major-Sang with Robert Shaw and
with the Chorus Pro Musica and the Dessoff Choirs of NYC
Volunteer, American Red Cross - Boston
Active on Womens Committee for Blossom Music Center, Cleveland OH
Board of Directors, Saddle River Country Day School, Saddle River, NJ
Member, Junior League
Member, Buffalo Philharmonic Womens Committee
Volunteer, Albright Knox Gallery
Past Board Member, Buffalo Zoological Society
Past Board Memeber, Buffalo Museum of Science
Survivors - [as appropriate]
Sang the lead part in "The Mikado" with
the Mexico City Players and also played the lead in "Iolanthe" with
the Village players in New York, soloist the Choir Calvary Episcopal Church
in New York City.
This is a letter sent to Mr. Hoge by Zella Proffer Saylor 10001 Riggs RoadAdelphi,
March 9, 1963
Dear Mr. Hoge,
In spite of my late answer I would like you to know that I appreciate your
note and find it interesting. In the first place, Miss Moody often spoke of
you with warmth. I do not believe at that time she was aware that you were
a descendent of Mahlan Scholfield. Further I have often thought of setting
about to find the records of the Friends Goose Creek MM in Virginia where
many of the Scholfields moved from Maryland. There I thought to begin the
search for living people of the Scholfield family. Now you have begun the
search for me.
I have hope that someone living will have knowledge of Issarchar and Mahland...perhaps
give me significant notes about the Adelphi Mill. I would like to know what
you know of Mahlan and if there are others here who might have old letters
of carry interesting oral tradition.
My laggard answer comes not from lack of interest but low vitality. I helped
to manage the home rule charter drive in Prince George's County which was
defeated by a mere 311 votes last November. It not only left me exhausted
but knee deep in things, both domestic and personal, that had been neglected.
However, in recent weeks I am about to climb on top of things. I am now ready
to push out on affairs more interesting.
Last week I dragged out of the closet three retired suitcases in which I have
deposited my notes on the Adelphi Mill. My notes are not so orderly and beautifully
scribed as Miss Moody would have done -- yet they again make interesting reading.
I am stimulated to be doing more in this research.
As you probably know I am not a geneoligist and have not completed the family
tree as can be done. I went to search out the family a little because there
were so many Scholfields in and out of the Adelphi Mill business that I needed
to know their relationship. I am happy to give you the line of your family
as I know it now. No doubt by the time I have finished the Mill research I
will have more complete information about this family. When I have done all
that I wish, I shall leave with the DAR the family tree as I have developed
it...this for others to use, if they wish.
Mr. Saylor and I plan now to go to England this summer. We shall be driving
about some and perhaps I shall have an opportunity to look up some of the
records on Scholfields. I am using the special spelling used by Mahlan and
Issachar again and again in newspapers - yet there are, as you know, many
variations of the spelling.
Your most distant ancestor that I have found is one John Scholfield. He came
from Brighouse, England, and presented his certificate at the Friends Fall
MM (Fallington, Bucks Co. PA.) in 1718. The certificate was dated 1717 12
28 in Brighouse. There are at least three other goups of Scholfields in early
America. A mother and two or three sons came with the Calverts to Maryland.
Usually they spell the name with a double "o" --Schoolfield. They
were of the gentry, had a coat of arms and were either Catholic of high church--certainly
not Quaker. Another group descended from John of Saddleworth, Yorkshire, Eng.
This wing had wollen mills in New England; one wove the fabric from which
President Monroe's inaugural suit was made. Still another came from Rochdale,
Lancashire. Brighouse, Saddleworth and Rochdale are about twenty miles apart,
They were likely all Quakers--and I might find out something about their relationship
in English record.
John Scholfield from Brighouse appeared sparingly in the PA records. His marriage
is dated there--married to Ann Lenwire 1724 4 3 in the Falls records. His
children were given:
John, Jr. and eight brothers and sisters.
Jane born 1726
Isaac " 1728
David 1730 (died in 3rd month)
David 1736 At Deer Creek
Jonathan 1742 Moved to Alexandria in 1799
John Jr. was given no birth date. However, after
John Jr. had moved to Maryland he was in a census area in 1776 where he gave
his age as 55. That would indicate that he was born in about 1721. I deduce
from this that his mother likely died and the marriage of John, Sr. in 1724
to Ann Lenwire was a second marriage.
John Jr. moved to Gunpowder MM out of Baltimore
by 1759 by 1771 he was in Frederick County, MD, llater when Montgomery County
was formed-he was there. By 1789 he was in Prince George's County. He died
here in 1795; his wife, Rachel was his executor along with two sons.
John Scholfield, Jr. married Rachel Marshal.
They had six children:
William, born Dec. 14, 1752
Ann " June 2, 1757
Andrew Aug. 10, 1760
Joseph Sept. 11, 1762
Issachar June 17, 1765
Mahlan Oct. 2, 1769
John bought the first 12 acres whereon the Adelphi
Mill stands in 1782. John was a miller; also his eldest son, William. William
lived nearby the millsite; his father in Montgomery. Apparently while the
mill was being built William ran Catherine Digges' mill near Bladensburg.
William died in 1784--only two years after John bought the mill place. William
willed his part of the mill holding to his youngest brother Mahlan, then only
about 16. In a short time John Scholfield sold his half of the mill to Issachar
and Mahlan, These two then controlled the mill, although through the entire
time both Andrew and Joseph served the mill and bought and sold land about
Mahlan Scholfield married Ann Neill of Frederick
Co., MD. They had six children:
Rachel N. who married Isaac Hoge, 1836 9 14 by Hopewell MM
Perhaps you know fully all about Mahlan's children.
I know little more than I have here typed.
If any of this is of interest to you, I am glad.
I have now to write a two page report of the history of the Adelphi Mill for
the Park and Planning Commission. This for a publication of theirs. Later
I hope to give as detailed report as possible in a longer publication.
Very sincerely yours,
Zella Proffer Saylor
This is from the Elizabeth Daily Journal, dated
Friday Evening, November 29, 1946.
"Miss Langley Hoge Makes Debut Today At
Tea at Clinton Place Home"
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Barlow Hoge, of 1279 Clinton
Place, are entertaining this afternoon at a debut tea in honor of their daughter,
Miss Langley Hoge. Miss Hoge, a graduate of Vail Deane School, is studying
singing in New York City. She is a member of the Dramatic Club of Elizabeth.
Presiding at the tea table are Mrs. Ralph A.
Edmondson, Mrs. J. N. S. Brewster, Mrs. H. Irving Dunn. Mrs Clarence N. Durrie,
Mrs. Clark McK. Whittemore, Miss Jane Whittemore, Mrs. G. Bartram Woodruff
and Mrs. Hopping Van Vliet. Assisting them are Miss Helena Carmer, Miss Christine
B. Clark, Miss Betty Ann Hueston, and Miss Phylis Hoge, of Elizabeth and Miss
Joyce Johnson, of Westfield.
Miss Hoge's costume is a white brocade dress,
made in an 1870 style with panel sleeves, a tight bodice and a long skirt,
draped in the back. Her jewelry included an heirloom brooch and earrings of
old gold set with cameos, and her flowers are an old fashioned bouquet. Her
mother wore a dinner dress of midnight blue crepe.
The table decorations include chrysanthemums
of pink and tawny shades.
This is a clipping from the Elizabeth Daily Journal, dated March 21, 1952
MISS LANGLEY HOGE BECOMES BRIDE-ELECT OF ROSS
B. KENZIE, WEST POINT CADET
Mr. and Mrs. Philip B. Hoge, of 1279 Clinton
Place, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Langley Hoge,
to Cadet Ross Bruce Kenzie, of the U.S. Military Academy, son of Dr. J. Frederick
Kenzie, of Bath, N.Y., and Mrs Chamberlain Woodruff, Hemlock, N.Y.
Miss Hoge was graduated from Vail-Deane School and attended the Juilliard
School of Music, New York. She is a member of the Junior League of Elizabeth,
Elizabeth Town and Country Club and the Dessof Choirs, New York.
The bride-elect is a grand daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William S. Hoge,
of Washington, and the late Capt. Frank Anderson, USN, and Mrs. Anderson,
also of Washington.
The wedding will take place following Cadet Kenzie's graduation from West
This is a clipping from The New York Times, dated Friday, June 5, 1953
NUPTIALS IN JERSEY FOR LANGLEY HOGE
She Is Married in Elizabeth to Lieut. Ross Kenzie, Recent Graduate of West
Elizabeth, N. J., June 4 -
The marriage of Miss Langley Hoge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Barlow
Hoge, to Lieut. Ross Bruce Kenzie, U.S.A., son of Mrs. Chamberlain Woodruff
of Hemlock, N.Y., and Dr. J. Frederick Kenzie of Bath, N.Y., took place here
this afternoon in Trinity Episcopal Church.
The Rev. Howard F. Klein performed the ceremony. A reception was held in the
The bride given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of embroidered organdy,
fashioned with a fitted bodice with short sleeves and a bouffant skirt. Her
fingertip length veil of tulle was attached to a headdress of matching material,
and she carried a bouquet of white roses and sweet peas.
Mrs. John Creighton Rose of Madison, Wis., a sister of the bride, was matron
of honor. The other attendants were Mrs. Dwight Dickinson of Arlington, Va.,
another sister, and Mrs. Robert Douglas Schelleng of Roselle, Allan George
Kenzie of Hemlock was best man for his brother.
Mrs. Kenzie, an alumna of the Vail-Deane School here, also attended the Juilliard
School of Music. She is a member of the Junior League of Elizabeth and the
Elizabeth Town and Country Club.
The bride is a granddaughter of the late Capt. Frank Anderson, U.S.N., and
the late Mrs. Anderson of Washington, D.C.
The bridegroom was graduated on Tuesday from the United States Military Academy.
After a wedding trip to Canada, the couple will make their home in Fort Knox,
This clipping is from the Elizabeth Daily Journal, Dated June 5, 1953.
LANGLEY HOGE WED TO LT. ROSS B. KENZIE, WEST
POINT GRADUATE, AT TRINITY CHURCH; HOME AT FT. KNOX AFTER CANADIAN TRIP
The marriage of Miss Langley Hoge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip B. Hoge,
of 1279 Clinton place, to Lt. Ross Bruce Kenzie, son of Dr. J. Frederick Kenzie,
of Bath, N. Y., and Mrs. Chamberlin Woodruff, of Hemlock, N.Y., took place
at 4 P.M. yesterday in Trinity Episcopal Church.
Rev. howard F. Klein, rector, officiated. A reception was held at the home
of the bride's parents.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of embroidered organdy
fashioned with short sleeves and a full skirt with semi-train. Her finger-tip
veil fell from a cap of heirloom Brussels lace. She carried a bouquet of white
roses and sweetpeas. She also wore an heirloom seed pearl necklace that belonged
to her grandmother.
Mrs. John C. Rose, of Madison, Wis., sister of the bride, was matron of honor
and bridesmaids were Mrs. Dwight Dickinson, of Arlington, Va., another sister,
and Mrs. Robert D. Schelleng, of Roselle. Joyce Kenzie of Bath, sister of
the Bridegroom, was flower girl.
Allan G. Kenzie, of Hemlock, was best man for his brother, and ushers included
Lt. Robert Barton of Newark; Lt. Charles Doryland, of Chico, Cal., and Lt.
Harold Bauer, of Milford, Conn., West Point classmates of the bridegroom,
and Lt. Robert North, of Stratford, Conn.
The bride was graduated from Vail-Deane School and attended the Juilliard
School of Music, New York. She is a member of the Junior League of Elizabeth
and the Elizabeth Town and Country Club. The bride is the granddaughter of
the late Capt. Frank Anderson, USN, and the late Mrs Anderson, and the late
Mr. and Mrs. William S. Hoge, of Washington. Mrs. Kenzie cut her wedding cake
with Captain Anderson's sword.
Lieutenant Kenzie was graduated Tuesday from the United States Military Academy,
and has been assigned to the army's armored service. Following a wedding trip
to Canada, the couple will reside at Fort Knox, Ky.
This is a newspaper clipping with the title "Langley Hoge Kenzie is day
RIDGEWOOD - Langley Hoge Kenzie of the village has been named a trustee of
the Saddle River Country Day School in Saddle River. She is currently a member
of the Ridgewood Choral, Inc. the Women Gardeners of Ridgewood, a former Auxiliary
Board Member of the Family Counseling Service of Ridgewood, member of the
Junior League of Bergen County and a volunteer worker for the Valley Hospital.
Married to Ross B. Kenzie, who is executive vice-president of Merrill, Lynch,
Pierce, Fenner and Smith, they have two children, Rachel, who has just completed
her freshman year at Dartmouth, and Mary who will be in the ninth grade at
the Saddle River Country Dary School in the fall.
Langley H. Kenzie Resume for Burchfield Penny
Fine Arts in the Craft Media Exhibit of
Western NY Artists
I am a self-taught fiber artist who started out on an entirely different course.
After graduating from high school in 1946 I enrolled in the Juilliard School
in New York as a voice major with a minor in piano, and pursued music until
I found my interests were moving away from the performing arts toward craft
After my marriage in 1953, my husband and I spent several years in Germany,
and returned to live in Boston in 1959. Before the birth our first daughter
that year, I audited two courses at Wellesley College - Introduction to Philosophy,
and Introduction to Art History. My husband's job later took us to Ohio. We
had another daughter there in 1964, and eight years later he was moved again,
this time to New York City and we lived in New Jersey.
Since I had no formal education as such, while we were there I began taking
courses for college credits at Ramapo College between 1973 and 1976 expecting
this to lead eventually to a degree. I completed courses there in Contemporary
Art History, Sculpture and Drawing. In 1979 we moved to Buffalo and I completed
courses in Design I, Design 2 and Photography at Buffalo State College. In
those days we were traveling much of the time and the degree was eluding me.
I therefore decided not to worry about it and soon realized that it wasn't
the result that kept me going, but that what I really enjoyed was the pursuit.
Once, during one of our moves, I discovered two hooked rugs in mothballs that
I had made many years before, and the idea of hooking again began to intrigue
me. I then went to the Pearl McGown Hooked Rug school at Chautauqua in 1986
where I learned the finer points of classic rug hooking and dyeing.
I had made my first rug in 1961 without any instruction, using a pattern printed
on burlap which I purchased from a local department store in Wellesley. The
next one I made two years later was of my own design. Both rugs were made
from wool scraps which I washed and then cut into strips by hand. Along the
way I also learned collage and pisanky which I later taught at the Garret
Club in Buffalo. In 1991 I took a class in weaving at a the University of
Buffalo. I realized then because of the time and intensity of each craft that
I could not both weave and hook. Except, perhaps, for photography, I decided
that hooking took priority over everything else I had tried and it has been
my most important medium ever since.
I sometimes still hook with scraps if the color is right, but I start mostly
with 100% white wool which I dye on the kitchen stove, and then I use a "stripper"
which cuts several strips at a time, ensuring uniform width. In making a rug
I never start with a complete design intact, but rather I draw a focal point
first, sometimes changing it considerably along the way and often pulling
out as much as I have hooked, as a painter might overpaint. Working on the
finer points of design and color, is to me, labor intensive. I work best with
no visual or oral distractions. The rug I am now working on is a copy of a
charming primitive, but I feel that my next one may be an abstract, as I am
definitely leaning in that direction.
1999 The Garret Club 91 Cleveland Avenue Buffalo
"Hooked On Rugs"
2003 Art Dialogue Gallery 1 Linwood Avenue Buffalo "Art On Wheels"
2004 Art Dialogue Gallery 1 Linwood Avenue Buffalo "Still Life - Secrets
That Objects Share"
This is the first time I have entered any of my
rugs in a juried show.
Date of birth - 1928.
August 28, 2004
Notes for ROSS BRUCE KENZIE:
Ross B. Kenzie, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Goldome until
retirement in June of 1989, came to the Buffalo Savings Bank (subsequently
August 1979 as President and Chief Operating Officer. In April of 1980, he
was elected Chief
Executive Officer; and in 1983, was elected Chairman of the Board. Under his
Goldome grew from a regional bank with assets of $3 billion to a national
institution with assets of more than $15 billion. In August of 1987, Goldome
became a publicly
held organization by selling 28 million shares of stock and was listed on
the New York Stock
Prior to joining Goldome, Mr. Kenzie was Executive
Vice President and a Director of
Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith as well as of Merrill Lynch &
Co which he joined in 1957 after
service in the United States Army. At Merrill Lynch his last assignments in
order were Director of the
Metropolitan Region, Executive Vice President in charge of Service-Worldwide
and Executive Vice
President responsible for Sales-Worldwide.
Since coming to Buffalo, Mr. Kenzie has been
closely associated with the revitalization
of Downtown Buffalo and of Western New York.
Mr. Kenzie is a former Director of the Greater Buffalo Chamber of Commerce
Greater Buffalo Partnership) and served as its Chairman from August 1985 until
He is a past Director of the Greater Buffalo Development Foundation and is
a former Director of
the Business Council of the State of New York. He is a past member of The
New York State Business Advisory Board and the Governor's Advisory Panel on
Mr. Kenzie, son of a physician, has long been
active in hospital affairs. He was a Director and Chairman of Millard Fillmore
Hospitals and is Past Chairman Emeritus. He served on the Board of the Kaleida
Health, Education and Research Foundation and is on its Investment Committee.
was a Director of the Health Systems Agency of Western New York, and a member
of the Western
New York Commission on Health Care Reform.
In August 1980, Mr. Kenzie was appointed by former
Governor Hugh L. Carey to be a
member of the College Council of the State University College at Buffalo,
of which he served as
Chairman until 1998. He was a Director of the College's Foundation and a member
of its Finance
Committee and is currently on its Investment Committee. He served on the Council
of the Burchfield-
Penney Art Center, and on its Executive Committee. He is also a member of
the Board, and the
Chairman of the Investment Committee of the State University at Buffalo Foundation.
In 1985, the Greater Buffalo Chamber of Commerce
named Mr. Kenzie Western New
Yorker of the Year. Additionally, he was named 1987 Business Executive of
the Year by the
Canisius College School of Business Administration and was the recipient of
the Citation Award
given by the National Conference of Christians and Jews. He was chosen to
Distinguished Citizen Award for 1988 by the Greater Niagara Frontier Council
of the Boy Scouts
of America. In 1982 he was named Niagara Frontier Executive of the Year by
University of Buffalo
School of Management.
Prior to his retirement, he served on numerous
industry boards dealing with federal
legislation, organizational planning and finance. He was a Director of the
Loan Bank of New York and served on the boards of the National Council of
Institutions; the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Buffalo Branch, and the
Association of New York State.
Mr. Kenzie currently serves on the boards of
several companies including many
entrepreneurial ventures that are privately held.
Mr. Kenzie is an avid duck hunter, as well as
a skeet and trap shooter. He is a member
of several local shooting clubs and is a past winner of many skeet championships.
years, he was the Shooting Champion at the Country Club of Buffalo. In 2001
he won the Lifetime
Achievement Award of the Buffalo Shooting Club.
Born in Prattsburg, New York, on September 22,
1931, Mr. Kenzie graduated from the
United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, in 1953.
Director, 100 Club of Buffalo, Inc. Vice President
Director, Biomed Inc.
Director, Biophan Technologies Inc
Director, Bryant & Stratton Business Institute, Member Executive Committee,
Chairman Audit Comm.
Director, Buffalo MRI Inc.
Director, Carolina Skiff Inc.
Director, Ciminelli Development Co. Inc.
Director, Community Concern of Western New York
Member, Erie County Industrial Development Investment Committee
Director, Fleisher's Bagels Inc.
Director, GenCyte Inc.
Director, Graphic Controls LLC
Director and Chairman of the Board, Innovative Biotechnologies Inc.
Director, Kaleida Health System Foundation, Member Investment Committee
Director, LinghaphiCARE Inc.
Director, Merchants Mutual Insurance Company, Member, Executive Committee,
Director, Mircocision Inc.
Director, Rand Capital Corporation, Member Executive Committee
Director, Riefler Concrete Products Inc.
Director, Romet Inc.d/b/a Metro Door Inc
Vice-Chairman President's Advisory Council, State University College at Buffalo
Director, State University at Buffalo Foundation, Inc., Chairman, Investment
Committee, Member and
Past Chair, Finance Committee, Member, University Presidential Search Committee
Director, State University College at Buffalo Foundation, Inc., Vice Chairman
Director, Technology Innovations Inc.
Director, Topps Meats Inc
Member, The Buffalo Club, Admissions & Finance Committees
Director, Wine IS IT Inc.
Awards / Honors
1983 Executive of Year, Graduate School of Management,
SUNY at Buffalo
1983 John Peter Medaille Award, Medaille College, Buffalo, NY
1983 Buffalo / Niagara Sales and Marketing Executive of the Year
1985 Western New York Executive of the Year, Greater Buffalo Chamber of Commerce
1987 Citation Award from National Conference of Christians and Jews
1987 Business Executive of the Year, Canisius College School of Business Administration
1988 Distinguished Citizen of the Year, Greater Niagara Frontier Council,
Boy Scouts of America
2002 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, State University of New York
2004 Community Leadership Medal, University of Buffalo
Former Directorships, Memberships
Director, Association for a Better New York (New
Director, Bell's Supermarkets (Buffalo NY)
Director, Buffalo Civic Auto Ramps, Inc.
Director, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy/Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Director, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society
Director, Buffalo Zoological Society
Director, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Member Executive Committee, Chairman
Director, Business Council of New York State
Director, Captex Corp. (Buffalo NY)
Director, Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE)
Director, Cleveland Society for the Blind
Chairman, College Council, State University College at Buffalo
Director, Depository Trust Company (New York City)
Director, The Derby Club
Director, Drayton Insurance (Bermuda)
Director, EMC Technology Inc.
Director, Erie County Industrial Development Authority (NY)
Director, Federal Home Loan Bank of New York
Director, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Buffalo Branch
Director and Chairman, Fund for Music, The Endowment of the Buffalo Philharmonic
Director, Great American Tool Inc.
Director and Past Chairman, Greater Buffalo Chamber of Commerce
Director, Greater Buffalo Development Foundation
Director, Health Systems Agency of Western New York
Director, Institutional Investors Mutual Fund
Director and Vice President, Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland
Director, Medical Foundation of Buffalo
Director, Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith also Merrill Lynch &
Director, Millard Fillmore Health, Education & Research Foundation
Director, National Association of Securities Dealers, District Eight (Cleveland,
Director, National Association of Securities Dealers, District Ten (New York
Director, National Conference of Christians and Jews
Director, National Council of Savings Institutions
Director, Opensite Technologies Inc.
Director, Quality Foods
Director, Reciprocal, Inc.
Director, Regional Council Boy Scouts of America (New York City)
Director, Savings Banks Association of New York State
Director, Savings Bank Trust Company
Director, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County; General Chairman, l982
Director, United Way of Cleveland Ohio
Director, Voice Technology Group Inc.
Director, Vice Chairman, Marketing & Fund Raising, World University Games
Member, Board of Trustees, Canisius College
Member and Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees Old Trail School (Bath Ohio)
Member, Chicago Board of Trade
Former Directorships, Memberships (Continued)
Member, National Advisory Board, Federal National
Member, Governor's Advisory Panel on Financial Services (NYS)
Member, Governor's Business Advisory Board (NYS)
Member, Western New York Regional Economic Development Council
N Y Times 2/2/82 Bold Moves at Buffalo Savings
United States Banker 7/82 Cover Story - Interview
Fortune Magazine 2/21/83 A Giant Thrift Sprouts in Buffalo
Western N Y Magazine 5/83 A Profile
Time Magazine 5/23/83 Off the Critical List
United State Banker 2/28/84 Thrifts Must Not Be Shy
N Y Times 2/10/85 Why Everyone is Mad at Goldome
Western N Y Magazine 5/85 Western New Yorker of the Year
Buffalo News Magazine 9/27/87 Most Powerful People in Buffalo
Fortune Magazine 11/13/00 The Venture Capitalist Next Door
Dated: August 27, 2004
23. ELEANOR4 ANDERSON (FRANK3, LOUISA2 MORGAN, THOMAS1) was born 03 Aug 1890,
and died 07 Dec 1971 in Kingston, RI. She married RUSH SOUTHGATE FAY 14 May
1912 in Washington, DC, son of WILLIAM WIRT FAY. He was born in Annapolis
MD, and died Mar 1930 in Washington DC, buried USNA Cemetery, Annapolis MD.
Notes for ELEANOR ANDERSON:
A memorial nameplate to her is attached to her husband's grave stone at the
USNA Cemetery in Annapliis MD
Notes for RUSH SOUTHGATE FAY:
Had 9 siblings
Graduate of USNA 1909, Commander USN, submarine officer, died of pneumonia.
Served on battleships for 2 years after his graduation from USNA, then on
a gunboat for 1 year, Submarines 3 years. During WWI he was the navigator
on the "Georgia". Taught at USNA for three years - Steam Engineering.
Graduate of Navy War College 1928-29. Served on Naval Examining Board, Navy
Department, Washington DC.Was at one time Skipper (Captain) of the El Cano
Gunboat, US Patrol on Yangtze River, China. Also was at one time Skipper (Captain)
of Submarine E-3.
Child of ELEANOR ANDERSON and RUSH FAY is:
i. FRANCIS ANDERSON5 FAY, b. 21 May 1919, Philadelphia PA; m. NANCY JANE CRAIG,
1952, Philadelphia PA; b. 1929, Chicago IL.
Notes for FRANCIS ANDERSON FAY:
Ensign, Lt J.G., USNR WW II.
B.S. 1953 University of Wisconsin, M.S. 1960 University of Wisconsin, Ph.D
1967 Uinversity of Wisconsin (Madison), Professor Goddard College; University
of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Prepared by Ross B Kenzie
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