Charles H. 7 BIGELOW

14511.34    Charles H. 7 BIGELOW, son of Calvin 6 ( Ephraim 5 , Joseph 4, Ephraim 3, Daniel 2, John 1), and Abiah (TOOMBS) BIGELOW, was born 21 June 1831 (see below) at Holliston, Middlesex, MA. He married Ann (Annie) Jordan, born 21 September 1842. They resided in Holliston/Ashland, MA area. He died 09 May 1891 and she on 21 April 1905. Both are buried in the Bigelow plot, Wildwood cemetery, Ashland, along with nieces, nephews, father, mother and son.

Children of Charles H. and Ann (Jordan) Bigelow, all sons were band musicians:

14511.341t    George Edward, b 14 May 1858; d 05 Nov 1915; m 05 Oct 1881 Lizzie Frances Bullard; 2 children.

14511.342     James Arthur, b 1864; d ____ ; m Hattie ____ ; no children.

14511.343     Charles H., b 1866; d ____ ; m Mary "Mame?" Rowe; 2 children: Laura Jean and Marion Bigelow;.

14511.344     Frederick Ellsworth, b 20 Aug 1873; d 1929; m Nellie Uran; no children. Frederick was a pharmacist/musician and wrote the famous "Our Director March" and "NC4 March" the latter to honor an early trans-atlantic airplane flight. (see below)

14511.345     Alvah Eugene, b (26 Dec)1876; d 02 Apr 1949 ; m_____ Chloe Mae Woodworth; 2 children: Charles b 1902; and Walter Bigelow, b 1909;

14511.346     Chloe (?) (this may be child of Alvah and Chloe Bigelow).

Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol II , p 17;
George E. family bible;
obituary of Frederick in Salem, MA, News;
editor wishes to correspond wilh descendants within this family.
New Note:
The birth date provided by Loring as 21 June 1831; is too late after father's death in 1827;

A query: p. 530 Bigelow Vol.II--Charles H. Bigelow, b. 1837 Orleans Co., NY; died 28 Apr 1902 m. at E. Palmyra, NY unknown person--Only child listed is Freddie Bigelow b. 1876 and F---ley, b. 1879.  The father, Charles H. was a "teamster" on enlistment in Union Army and lived Neward and Arcadia, NY 1864-1880 and in late 1880's was living Syracuse, NY.
From: Loring and Louise Bigelow   < >
Date: 11/21/05

As a matter of interest, page 17 of Vol. 2 - 14511.341 is my grandfather; 14511.344 my dad's uncle and my dad worked for him in the drug store, Salem, MA, and my dad wanted to be a pharmacist as well but no money for education so he left home and came to Calif. as soon as he turned 21 - 1906; I met Fred's wife, Nellie, in 1934.  When a very young man, my dad played the trombone alongside his dad and his uncle Fred in a band and he said, many times, he was the youngest card carrying member of the musician's union so I come from a long line of musicians and can't play a note. My dad was disgusted with that... Loring

Note 12/25/06:
From: Kristen Edwards < >
I stumbled accross your website looking for "bigelow" who wrote our director march. 
I was searching some family history items online for my 83 yr old grandmother. 
She had told me about her great uncles Mark and Emerson Bigelow.  She has the original sheet
music from "Our Director March" which was written by a blind composer named Emerson Bigelow. 
I noticed on your site you had a different Bigelow listed. 
I am confused and wondered what info you have.  My grandmother also has notes and literature of marches he wrote for John Phillip Sousa.

Rod Bigelow
Box 13  Chazy Lake
Dannemora, N.Y. 12929