3. Marjory," b. July 28, 1895.
4. Jessie" C, b. Jan. 11, 1897.
(b) Charles' E., b. Feb. 27, 1874; m. Mary B.
Davies. April 7. 1899; i child:
I. Evart" H., b. March 6, 1900.
102. John" P. Hadley, b. 1816 (son of No. 30), and Caroline
179 i. George' F., b. July 10, 1839; m. Fanny A. Sherman
in 1867; 2 children:
(a) George' S., b. Dec. 20, 1876.
(b) Frank' W., b. Sept. 21, 1869. Still single in
180 ii. Thomas' J., b. Oct. 20, 1840; d. single.
103. William' Hadley, b. 1800 (son of No. 42), and Catharine C.
181 i. Charles' L.. b. Jan. 26, 1825 ; m. Mrs. Hester' Ewing
(nee Lewis), and d. Nov. 17, 1863; 4 children:
(c) Mary' E.
I lO The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. [April
182 ii. Eliza' J., b. Oct. 12, 1828; m. (i), George Crawford;
(2), Albert De Voe. No children ; d. April 18, 1891.
183 iii. Sayres,' b. Aug. 19, 1837; m- (i). Sarah Askwith,
Nov. 20, 1865; m. (2), Emma Askwith, June i,
1876. No children.
184 iv. Emeline' S., b. April 20, 1840; m. Alexander Camp-
bell; d. Sept. 4, 1891 ; 2 children:
(a) Minnie,' m. Clarence Cutter.
185 V. Mary' M., b. Sept. 18, 1842; m. George Cutter; d.
April 30, 1900 ; 4 children :
(a) George' H. P., b. Sept. 15, 1867; m. Ida E.
Longeill, Dec. 4, 1893; 4 children:
1. Ida" E., b. Dec. 9, 1894.
2. Mabel^ E., b. Sept. 29, 1896.
3. Marion" L., b. Feb. 12, 1898.
4. Viola' M., b. Oct. 14, 1899.
(b) John,' reached maturity and married.
(d) William,* reached maturity and married.
186 vi. James,' b. ?; d. young.
104. Maria' Hadley (dau. of No. 42). By first husband Abram
Horton ; 8 children :
187 i. Elizabeth,' b. Oct. 29, 1834; m. Thomas Smith, July
3, 1850; 2 children.
188 ii. Hannah,' b. in Feb., 1836; d. single.
189 iii. Jeremiah,' b. Sept. 20, 1838; m. Annie Blanchard; 3
(a) Jeremiah' Jr. ; (b) Isabell,' and (c) James."
190 iv. Abraham' J., b. Nov. 8, 1840; m. Elizabeth McCor-
mack, July 13, 1863; 6 children:
(a) '?; d. in infancy.
(b) Abraham' L., b. June 19, 1865; m. Florence L.
Baker, no children.
(c) Daisy' E., b. July 2, 1867; m. Wm. F. Barr; 3
1. Wm.," d. in infancy.
2. Grace," b. 1895.
3. Abraham" H.
(d) Grace' E., b. April 20, 1870. Still single in
(e) Violet* H., b. Sept. 20, 1876; m. Eugene
Wheelock ; i child :
I. Sterling," b. in 1900.
(f) Arthur,* b. May 27, 1878; d. in infancy.
Igzo.l The TMilts or Tibhftts Family. I I I
191 V. William/ b. Oct. 4, 1842; m. Mary Bogart; i child:
(a) Laura," m. Angus Fox; i child: i. Angus' Jr.
192 vi. Louisa,' b. Dec. 2, 1844. Still single in 1902.
193 vii. Benjamin," b. Feb. i, 1846; m. Mary Cutting; 3
(a) Mabel,' m. a Mr. Carman.
(b) Benjamin,' Jr., single in 1902.
(c) Charles.' Single in 1902.
194 viii. Edwin,' b. in 1848; d. in infancy.
By second husband Cornelius Lewis, 4 children.
195 ix. Maria,' m. Wm. Penny ; 5 children :
(a) Wm.,' Jr.; (b) Mary' E. ; (c) Hester,' (d)
Charles' E. ; (e) Henry.'
196 X. Hester,' m. (i), a Mr. Ewing; i child; m. (2),
Charles L. Hadley; 4 children. (See No. 181).
By first husband ? Ewing:
197 xi. Cornelius,' Jr., d. single.
198 xii. Moses.'
105. Eliza" Hadley, b. 1804 (dau. of No. 42), and ? Briggs.
199 i. Eliza,' d. in infancy.
200 ii. Edwin,' d. young.
113. Mary" Hadley, b. 1816 (dau. of No. 46), and William
201 i. Maria' C, b. April 22, 1835; m. John King, Feb. 4,
1857; I child:
(a) Charles' G., b. June 16, 1858; m. Rose Fitz-
simmons ; i child :
I. Cyrus" S., b. Aug. 3, 1882.
202 ii. Mary' E., b. April 7, 1836; not m.
203 iii. Ella,' b. Sept. 9, 1838; m. C. V. Hough and had 3
children ; d. March 4, 1903.
(a) Mary' H., never m.
(b) Leah' T., m. Edward McConnell ; i child: i.
Charles," b. 1888.
(c) James' W., m. Annette Lord in 1891 ; 2 chil-
204 iv. William' C, b. Sept. 9, 1843; i". Louisa Gaddy; 3
205 V. Georgianna' H., b. Sept. 17. 1846 ; m. John F. Tillman
(or Tallman?) on Jan. 24, 1868; i child: (a) Albert'
V. W., m. Frances Manar, June 27, 1901.
121. Mary* Vermilye, b. 1778 (dau. of No. 47), and Evander
I I 2 Tke Tibbilts or Tibbetis Family. [April
206 i. Casper' C, b. Dec. 6, 1803; m. Sophronia (or
Josyntje) Horton ; 8 children:
(a) Mary* V., m. (i), Melancthon Bliss; m. (2), a
(b) Sophronia,* m. Douglas Taylor.
(c) Casper* C, Jr.
(d) Louisa,* m. Mr. Bell.
(e) Clarissa,* m. Mr. Curtis.
(f) Sarah* A., m. Mr. Horr.
(g) Charles* B., d. single,
(h) Walter* L.
207 ii. Evander,' Jr., b. Oct. 30, 1805 ; m. Sinche' V. Oark
[see No. 126 (b)] on May 26, 1839, had 6 children;
d. Aug. 17, 1874:
(a) Augustus* F., b. Sept. 27, 1840; d. single, Feb.
(b) Mary* A., b. Nov. 13, 1841 ; d. single, Mar. 17,
(c) Evander,* b. Aug. 12, 1843; m. Ella Beck, Jan.
IS, 1873; 4 children:
1. Frederick" A., b. Oct. 15, 1873.
2. Ella" v., b. April 8, 1876.
3. Ada," b. Oct. 12, 1878.
4. Ruth," b. Jan. 27, 1886.
(d) George* S., b. Dec. 16, 1845; d. single April 25,
(e) Albert* M., b. Dec. 20, 1848; m. (i) Caroline
A. Curry, Dec. 16, 1875; no children; m. (2),
Rachel McCormick ; no children.
(f) Isaac* C, b. June 19, 1851.
208 iii. Augustus' F., b. March 11, 1808; m. Prescilla A.
Metcalfe; no children.
209 iv. Walter' L., b. Nov. 21, 181 1 ; m. (i), Mary Curry; 2
children; (2), Margaret Headcastle, 8 children.
By first wife, Mary Curry:
(a) Evander,* d. young.
(b) Mary* V., d. single in Aug., 1891.
By second wife, Margaret Headcastle:
(c) Walter* L., Jr.
(e) Augustus* F.
(f) John* A.
(g) Annie* C, m. Charles Tilley.
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210 V. Jolin' v., b. Nov. 15, 1813; m. (i) ?, no chil-
dren; m. (2), Irene ?, 6 children:
By second wife, Irene ?:
(a) Irene" V.; (b) Emma;Â» (c) MaryÂ» B.; (d) Wal-
ter' A.; (e) Sidney' T. ; (f) Frances" V.
211 vi. Mary' V., b. Nov. 6, 1817; m. George Smith, May 4,
1845; 8 children:
(a) Walter" L., b. March i, 1846; d. single, Nov. 19,
(b) Caspar" C, b. Nov. 16, 1847; m- Emma Kragh;
(c) George," Jr., b. Aug. 10, 1849; m. Mary L. S.
Tufts; 5 children:
1. Elsie" v.; 2. Marjorie" S. ; 3. Samuel" S. ; 4.
Dorothea" H.; 5. Eleanor" C.
(d) Victor" C., b. Aug. 21. 185 1 ; m. Sarah J. Wells;
I child; d. July 18, 1902:
I. Clifford" V.
(e) Kate." b. Feb. 27, 1853; m. Wm. Myers; no
(f) Mary" V., b. March 3, 1856; d. single, Julv i,
(g) Clara" C, b. Oct. 14, 1858.
(h) Charles" J., b. Sept. 12, 1862.
122. John" Vermilye, Jr. (son of No. 47), and Mary Hevvson;
5 children :
212 i. Mary,' b. Dec. 25, 1809; m. James Ward, Feb. 9,
1829, and d. June 14, 1884; 7 children:
(a) Katherine" J., b. Dec. 30, 1829; m. Joseph T.
Hallock, June 17, 1850; d. March 21, 1874; 4
1. Gabriel" M., b. May 10, 1851 ; m. Mary J.
Dowling; i child:
la. Henry'" II., b. June 13, 1875; m. Annie
Gerrity; 2 children: Henry," b. 1899;
George," b. 1902.
2. Adeline," b. May 11, 1853; m. Joseph
3. Henry" H., b. Sept. 3, 1855 ; m. Julia Russell.
4. Amellia" M., b. Dec. 17, 1857; d. in 1861.
(b) Josiah." b. Sept. 25, 1830.
(c) Angcline." b. March 25, 1832; m. John Quigley.
(d) .Amellia," b. June 12, 1839.
(e) Margaret," b. Nov. 25, 1841 ; m. John Payne.
114 '^^' TibbMs or Tibbetts Family. [April
(f) Lewis* F., b. March 6, 1844.
(g) Caroline* M., b. May 6, 1849; ^- Wm. K. Fer-
ris, Jan. 31, 1870.
213 ii. Isaac,' b. 181 1; m. Mary Lambet, 1842; d. 1875; 3
(a) Isaac,' Jr., b. 1848; m. Mary White in 1876; 4
1. Isaac,Â® b. Jan. 24, 1877.
2. Lester,'' b. Sept. 25, 1881.
3. Millard," b. Nov. 29, 1885.
4. Howard," b. April 29, 1888.
(b) Sarah* E., m. Edward Bonnell, July 15, 1853.
(c) Mary* E., m. E. Turner.
214 iii. Sarah,' b. Dec. 15, 1816; m. Jackson P. Ga Nun,
March 23, 1842 ; d. June 5, 1902 ; 6 children.
215 iv. Richard,' d. in childhood.
216 V. Cynthia' (or Asenath?), m. Edwin A. Firby, July 16,
i26-(c). John' V. Clark, b. 1818 (son of No. 126), and Caroline
217 i. Milton.'
218 ii. Ella,* m. Nathaniel Tuttle.
219 iii. Annie,* m. Thomas Hood.
220 iv. Carrie.*
i26-(d). Eliza' Clark, b. 1820 (dau. of No. 126), and John
221 i. Catherine* T., m. Charles Halstead.
222 ii. Albert,* single.
223 iii. Emma,* single.
224 iv. John,* single.
i26-(i). Nancy' Clark, b. 1831 (dau. of No. 126), and Edmund
225 i. Melvin.*
226 ii. Vincent,* m. Alice Peterson.
227 ii. Edmund.*
228 iv. Albert.*
214. Sarah' Vermilye, b. 1816 (dau. of No. 122), and J. P. Ga
229 i. Thomas* P., b. March 12, 1843 '. d. Aug. 8, 1844.
230 ii. Margaret* J., b. Nov. 23, 1844; m. Stephen Bateman,
Nov. 29, 1866 ; 7 children :
(a) Maude" M., b. Aug. 25, 1867; m. J. E. Thurs-
ton ; 2 children :
IQZO.] The Tibbilts or Tibbelts Family. 1 1 5
(b) Lulu," b. Jan. 8, 1869.
(c) Leslie" V., b. June 7, 1871 ; m. M. T. Tamblyn;
(d) Gcrtriidc," b. July 24, 1873; m. George B. Dill.
(e) Mabel.' b. Jan. 15, 1876; m. Wm. Meehan; 3
I. Lulu'" A.; 2. Wm.,'" Jr.; 3. Leroy.'"
(f) Edith" G. N., b. Dec. 26, 1879; m. Herbert C.
(g) Adele." b. Jan. 12, 1883.
231 iii. Thoma.s' Y., b. Oct. 4, 1846.
232 iv. Alfred' M., b. Nov. 10, 1848; tn. Mary L. McNamara,
April 29, 1869; II children:
(a) Blanche" A., b. Jan. 26, 1870; m. J. T. Sher-
wood, Jan. 30, 1889.
(b) Theodore" T., b. Aug. 9, 1871 ; m. Irene Mc-
?, May 27. 1894.
(c) Annie" L.. b. Feb. 8, 1873; m. G. W. Walker,
Nov. 22, 1893.
(d) Alfred" E., b. Sept. 26, 1874; m. C. Ross, April
(c) Minnie" E., b. June 7, 1876; d. May I, 1877.
(f) Mary" U.. b, June 11, 1878; d. May 4, 1879.
(g) Tackson" E., b. March 21, 1880.
(h) Daniel" D., b. April 10, 1882; d. Aug. 5, 1882.
(i) Florence," b. May 27, 1883.
(j) Raymond," b. Dec. 14, 1885.
(k) Harold" R., b. May 8, 1889.
233 V. Aslibel' G., b. April 25, 1852.
234 vi. Sarah* U.. b. Sept. 25, 1855 1 "'â€¢ Charles B. Laraway,
Oct. 27, 1885 ; 2 children :
fa) Henry" D.. b. July 18, 1886.
(b) Erie" R., b. Nov. 20. 1887.
The above genealogy is, of course, ven,' incomplete, and in reality
professes to be only a beginning. We especially regret our inability to
discover and present some account of the descendants of the 5 male
cousins bearing the name Tippett. and who are mentioned in 1761
and 1769, viz. : George." Thomas, Â° Henry,' Stephen" and Wm.," Jr.
As to George." there is one other possible theory in addition to that
given under No. 64 of the genealogy. This is, that the George Tip-
pett who m. Eleanor De Voe, might possibly have been a son
of George" or even of Thomas," instead of George' himself as
argued above. We think this unlikely, but it all depends on whether
George* could have been born as far back as 1710, and his sons
George" and Thomas" as early as 1730-35. and married about I7'>5.
Il6 The Tibbitls or Tibbelts Family. [April
Eleanor's husband could not have been a son of Henry,' Stephen,'
Gilbert^ or Win.,^ Jr. It is possible that Stephen'^ of N. Y. City, who
was a voter there as early as Feb., 1761, may have had a grandson
named Daniel. His brother Gilbert^ had a grandson named Daniel,
and according to the records of the Brick Presbyterian Church of
N. Y. City, there was also in that city a "Daniel D. Tibbets" who
married Harriet Smith on Feb. 24, 1816. There was still another
"Daniel Tibbet" who signed a petition in Westchester Co. in April,
1778. He seems to have lived in the Town of Bedford, and though
he may possibly have been a son of Geo.'* or of Thomas,^ it appears
more likely that he had come into Bedford from Conn, or R. I. We
also find that in 1809 there was a "William Tippets" out in Ontario
Co., who might have been Wm.,Â° Jr., of Westchester Co., or more
likely, a son of a certain "Henry Tippet" (perhaps Henry' of
Yonkers), who in 1790. lived in the town of Mohawk, Montgomery
Co. This Henry of Montgomery Co., had 4 sons and 6 daughters
and it may be that he was the ancestor of the Tippet family at Mid-
dleburg, Schoharie Co., instead of Henry of Catskill, as suggested on
an earlier page of this work. For the benefit of any who may desire
to investigate further the question as to what became of George,'
Thomas,'^ Henry' and Wm.,' Jr., of Yonkers, shortly before the war,
we would suggest that they consult the census of 1790. and in addi-
tion to those already named, that is, Henry of Catskill, Henry of
Mohawk, Thomas of Easton, Washington Co., and Wm. of Ontario
Co., in 1809, search also for local records of George of Monkton,
Addison Co., Vt. ; George of Glastonbury, Bennington Co., Vt. ;
James of Pittstown, Rens. Co., N. Y. ; Henry of Westport, Bristol
Co., Mass. ; Thomas of Litchfield, Conn., and Wm. of Warwick, R. I.
These are a few names selected from about 123 heads of Tibbitts
families in N. Y. and New England in 1790. During or after the
war Thomas' Tippett moved to North Castle, Westchester Co,,
where he was living in May, 1784.
The Tippett family in Westchester Co. suffered many hardships
during the Revolutionary War, for they lived right in the heart of
the conflict, in the Neutral Ground, which might be called the No-
Man's Land of that day. Several forts were built just north of their
home and others near by just across the Spuyten Duyvil Creek on
Manhattan Island. What it meant to them with the war raging all
about them, with neighbor fighting against neighbor and with their
own family divided in its allegiance, it is difficult to realize even in
these days. We are pleased to say, however, that there is no record
that any of the few in the family who were known or believed to be
Royalists, ever took any active part in the fighting. They may have
been restrained by regard for their more numerous relatives who
were actually fighting on the other side. Gilbert' was the most out-
spoken Royalist among them and his history is continued in part
second of this work, which immediately follows.
(To be continued^
Contributed by Henry Snyder Kissam, Necrologist
The New York Genealogical and Biographical
Society announces the loss by death since the last
annual report of the Necrologist, April ist, 1919, of
fifteen members, of whom eight were Life Members
and seven were Annual Members, viz:
WILLIAM WALDORF ASTOR.
Boron Astor of Hevei, Viscount Artor, Life Member
EDWARD GUYRE BURGESS. Ufe Member
ANDREW CARNEGIE, Life Member
WOODBURY GERSDORF LANGDON. Ufe Member
MRS. JAMES MARSLAND LAWTON. Life Member
FREDERICK AUGUSTUS SCHERMERHORN. Lite Member
CHARLES GRISWOLD THOMPSON. Ufe Member
FRANK WINFIELD WOOL WORTH. Ufe Member
HERBERT MERRITT CHESTER. Annual Member
LIEUT. COL. ASA BIRD GARDINER. U. S. A.. AnnuJ Membe'
WILLIAM HENRY LEFFERTS. Annual Member
CALVIN SLOANE MAY. M. D.. Annual Member
THOMAS JEFFERSON NEWKIRK. Annual Member
WILLIAM SALOMON. Annual Member
LAWRENCE EUGENE SEXTON. Annual Member
Il8 Necrology, \()\c). [April
William Waldorf Astor, Baron Astor of Hever, Viscount
Astor, capitalist, statesman, diplomatist, author, man of letters, pub-
lisher and philanthropist, was born in the old Astor mansion. Fifth
Avenue and Thirty-third Street, New York City, March 31, 1848.
He was the son of John Jacob Astor, of New York, by his wife,
Charlotte Augusta Gibbes, daughter of a well-known merchant of
South Carolina. He died suddenly of heart disease in his home at
Brighton, England, October 18, 1919, in his 72nd year. He was
educated by private tutors in Europe and the United States, and
graduated from Columbia University Law School, LL.B., in 1875.
He was the first of the Astors in the United States to depart
from the established custom of devoting all time to the advance-
ment of the business interests of the great landed holdings of the
family. He entered into the political life of his native land, and in
1877, was elected an Assemblyman to represent a district of New
York City ; in 1879, he was elected a State Senator from the Eleventh
Senatorial District of that State, in which capacity he served until
1881. In 1882, he was appointed by President Arthur as Minister
to Italy, a diplomatic position which he filled until 1885. His life
in Italy, outside of his diplomatic career, was that of a man of let-
ters, and it was during his residence in that land of romance that
he wrote his two well-known novels depicting Italian mediaeval life.
During this same period, he was a frequent anonymous contributor
of sonnets and verses for publication in his own magazines in Lon-
don, Eng. In i8go, he succeeded his father as the head of his
branch of the Astor family in the United States, and shortly there-
after, removed to England to live, making his home in London at
his residence, Carlton House Terrace. On July 11, 1899, he became
a British subject. He purchased from the late Duke of Westminster
the palatial "Cliveden" estate at Taplow, Bucks, England, which he
extensively restored and subsequently gave to his oldest son as a
wedding gift. Previously, he had purchased Anne Boleyn's birth-
place, Tudor Castle, at Hever, near Seven Oaks, Kent, which with
its adjacent village and surrounding properties he very greatly beau-
tified. It was there that he made his principal English home until
removing to Brighton, where he went into retirement some two years
before his death.
In 1893, he purchased the Pall Mall Gazette, then an influential
afternoon publication, and he established the Pall Mall Magazine.
In 191 1, he purchased the Obscn'or. a leading Sunday paper.
Through the medium of these publications he wielded some political
influence in support of the Conservative party. During the year
1914, he sold the Pall Mall Gazette and the Pall Mall Magazine and
gave the Observer to his son, Waldorf Astor.
His charitable donations were munificent. At the time of the
San Francisco earthquake, although no longer an American citizen.
he gave $100,000 for the relief of the sufferers from that catas-
trophe. The great World's War gave Viscount Astor opportunitj'
for large and well directed philanthropy. He contributed generously
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to assist organizations for the relief of the orphaned and wounded,
throwing open his estates for the shelter of invahded soldiers and
war workers, and in all ways he was at the service of the Govern-
ment when called upon.
In the 1916 New Year List. King George made him a peer with
the title of Baron Astor of Hever, and in the King's Birthday List
of June, 1917, he was elevated to the rank of Viscount. On elevation
to the peerage, in the necessary formality attendant upon such eleva-
tion, in registering his coat-of-arms at the herald's office, he adopted
arms wherein the principal armorial devices on the shield were the
figures of a North American Indian and thai of a fur trapper to-
gether with a falcon resting on an armed wrist. The falcon was
the device of the Mouse of D'Astorga of Castile, Spain, from which
house he traced his descent from the year 1085.
In 1878, he married Mary Dahlgren Paul, daughter of James
W. Paul, of Philadelphia. They at that time made their home at
No. 4 East Thirty-third Street, New York City, with sunmier resi-
dence at Newport, R. I. His wife died in England, in 1894, and
her remains were brought to New York City and deposited in the
Astor vault in Trinity Church Yard.
He is survived by his elder son, Major the Honorable Waldorf
Astor, M.P., of "Cliveden." who married Mrs. Nancy Witcher
(Langhorne) Shaw, of Virginia, and who succeeded to his father's
titles ; and by a younger son. Captain the Honorable John Jacob
Astor of London, who married Lady (Minto) Nairne; and by a
daughter Pauline .'\stor. who married Captain H. H. Spender-Clay,
a veteran of the Boer War and Unionist M. P. for the Tonbridge
Division of Kent.
Viscount Astor was a Life Member of the New York Genea-
logical and Biographical Society, to which he was elected December
Edward Guvre Bi'rgess, grain broker and merchant, was born
in Albany, N. Y.. in 1848 ; he died at his home. No. 152 .South Moun-
tain Avenue, Montclair, N. J., June i, 1919. in his 75th year.
He came to New York City at an early age and entered into the
grain elevator business with his father in the early eighteen sixties,
and was actively engaged in that business up to the time of his
death. He was President of the Internationa] Elevating Company
of New York.
Mr. Burgess was one of the oldest active members of the Pro-
duce Exchange, and had served as President and Vice-President of
that body, and also had served on many of its important commit-
tees. He was for many years a Trustee of the Gratuity Fund of
the Produce Exchange. He was also a member of the Maritime
In 1874. he removed to Montclair. N. J., where he afterwards
lived. He was a charter member of the Montclair Club, Montclair
I20 Necrology, 1919. [April
Athletic Club and of the Essex County Country Club. He was a
member of the New York State Society of the Sons of the Revo-
lution. He was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church and a
vestryman thereof for many years.
Mr. Burgess is survived by three sons, Charles E. Burgess, of
Montclair, N. J.; Edward Guyre Burgess, Jr., of Medford, Oregon,
and Capt. Herbert R. Burgess, of the United States Expeditionary
Force, serving in Germany at the time of the writing of this notice.
Mr. Burgess was a Life Member of the New York Genealogical
and Biographical Society, to which he was elected May 10, 1901.
Andrew Carnegie, a Life Member of the New York Genea-
logical and Biographical Society, died August 11, 1919. An ex-
tended sketch of Mr. Carnegie's career will be seen in the leading
article of the January, 1920, issue of this publication.
Woodbury Gersdorf Langdon, a Life Member of the New
York Genealogical and Biographical Society, died April 20, 1919.
An extended sketch of Mr. Langdon's life will be found in the
October, 1919J issue of this publication, pages 317-18.
Mrs. James Marsland Lawton, a Life Member of the New
York Genealogical and Biographical Society, died August 22, 1919.
An extended sketch of Mrs. Lawton's life will be found as the lead-
ing article in the April, 1920, issue of this publication.
Frederick Augustus Schermerhorn, a Life Member of the
York Genealogical and Biographical Society, died March 20, 1919.
An extended sketch of the life of Mr. Schermerhorn may be seen
as the leading article in the October, 1919, issue of this publication.
Charles Griswold Thompson, bank president, was born in
1840. He was a son of the late David Thompson, of New York City,
by his wife Sarah Diodati Gardiner; he died at his late residence. No.
36 East 67th Street, New York City, December 8, 1919, in the 79th
year of his age.
He was a descendant of one of the oldest families in America
on his father's side, and on the maternal side, was a descendant of
Lion Gardiner, the first Lord of the Manor of Gardiner's Island,
Mr. Thompson was a Life Member of the New York Genea-
logical and Biographical Society, to which he was elected January
Frank Winfield Woolworth, merchant and capitalist, was
born on a farm in Rodman, Jefferson Co., N. Y., April 13. 1852.
He was a son of John H. Woolworth by his wife F'anny McBrier,
and on his father's side a descendant of Richard Woolworth, who
came to this country from England in 1635, and settled in Massa-
chusetts. He died suddenly at his country home, "Winfield Hall,"
Glen Cove, L. L, N. Y., April 8, 1919, in his 67th year.
1920.] Necrology, \t)\t), 12 1
Mr. Woolworth was educated in the district public schools in
the winter time, working on the farm in the summer time, and at
the age of nineteen he entered a Commercial College in Watertown,
N. Y. lie began bis business career in 1873, ^s a porter for a dry-
goods firm in U'atertown, N. Y. .'Xfter filling several business posi-
tions, he started his first five and ten cent store in Utica, N. Y., on
February 22, 1879, ''"'J subsequently opened similar stores in several
cities in Pennsylvania. He started these enterprises in debt ; and
during the first few years of his engagement in this business, failure
attended his efforts. By 1886, he had established a permanent foun-
dation for his business and thereafter continued to open new stores
as fast as his finances would permit him to do so without borrowing