Posted By:Donna Rozon
Subject:Re: Fred Day (1871), Antwerp, NY
Post Date:June 03, 2008 at 17:52:23
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Forum:Jefferson County, NY Genealogy Forum
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Elaine - Fred Day was my great grandfather. His wife's maiden name was Noyes. Their daughter, Blanche Day, born in 1895, was my grandmother, married George Brown from Black River. They lived in Antwerp in the 1920's and 30's and when divorced in late 1930's, Blanche moved to Carthage with their three children; my mom, Harriet Ann, sister, Mary Louise and son Francis. I knew Aunt Gladys,born 1899, who had Gertrude, Doris and I believe there were more children. I remember my Great Grandmother Day, and also remember visiting her in a rest home just before she died. I was so excited to see this and know I have other family. The Brown family were rather prevalent in Antwerp and thereabouts from what my mom tells me. Many still live in the area. I live in Schoharie, about 25 miles from Albany, NY. I really don't know too much about Grandma's (the Day and Noyse's) side of the family. Our family did a huge geneology of the Brown side, but even though I plan to go to Antwerp to do some studying, we haven't gotten there yet. I can't believe that you are Gladys's (did you say great granddaughter or granddaughter)? Aunt Gladys's daughters Gladys and Doris are both gone now, as you probably know. My mom, Harriet, and Doris kept in touch till Doris's death a couple of years ago in Florida. I think it was Daytona? Mom has a doll that belonged to Doris. Mom is in an assisted living facility in Laramie, Wy. where my brother heads the graphics dept. at the University there. I remember Gertrude quite well. Aunt Gladys, Doris and Gertrude visited my grandmother, Blanche when she lived in Wanakena, in the Adirondacks. We would spend our summers at her camp, and met many family members at the time. I was very little when Great Grandma Day was still living. She had re-married a man named Wallace. I don't know what his last name was. They lived in Booneville. What have you found out so far about that far back? Now, I'm dying to get up to Antwerp and Black River to find out what I can. I hope you can reply to this. Bye for now
Donna Rozon PS - Blanche and George ran away in their teens to PA and got married. Big thing in those days in a little town like that!