Clarence Otis 8 BIGELOW
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Otis 8 BIGELOW, son of William
Martin 7 ( William 6
, Joel 5 , Jotham
4, John 3, Samuel
2, John 1) and
Margaret (DYE) BIGELOW, was born 29 Nov 1851 at Warwick,
He married Grace Bird on 07 September 1905; she was born
Montclair,, NJ. (Grace was married previous to A. White and had
Marguerite B. White [Mrs. Walter Simpson]; Grace was born _ Mar 1856
to 1900 census; she married A. White ca 1875, Marguerite was born in
1879) Clarence died 28 March 1937 in New York City,, NY. She had
previously 1916 in NYC. Clarence owned Bigelow's Pharmacy in NYC, which
still stands at the same location. (see below)
Census 1900, 1910, 1915; (see below)
Subject: Clarence Bigelow
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 1999 13:47:58 -0500
From: Joe Tomaino <
We are interested in knowing more about Mr.
Bigelow's life. We have found 2 newspaper obituaries ( NY Times
NY Herald) that offers some information. Apparently, Mr. Bigelow
a Bank, and was involved with Columbia University as a Trustee of the
Thank you for your consideration. Joe
photos courtesy of Joe Tomaino
Bigelow Pharmacy in 1998
Tablet erected by Clarence O. Bigelow in 1823.
Joe also sent census records of 25 Apr 1910
133-101-199-Bigelow, Clarence O.-Head-54 yrs-born CT-father born
RI-mother born VA-Druggist.
next line---------------- , Grace B. -wife-50 yrs-born NY-father
born NY-mother born NY-None
followed by 3 servants including chauffer from Sweden, waitress
and cook from Ireland.
01 June 1915 census-district no 15 county NY, 133:
Bigelow, Clarence - head - WM - 60 yrs - wholesale druggist
Bigelow, Grace - wife - WF - 60 yrs - No occupation and the same
2 Irish servants.
1900 census 6 June 1900 District 471 Manhattan: Clarence was a
in house with Grace and Husb.
7-164- White, August__ - head - b 1854 - age 56 - mar 25 yrs - pob
MA - fa MA - mo MA - Real Estate
White, Grace B. - wife - b Mar 1856 - age 44? - mar 25 yrs - pob NY -
NY - mo NY - none
B. - dau - b Feb 1879 - age 21 - sing - pob NJ - fa NY - mo NY - none
O. - boarder - b Nov 1851 - age 48 - pob RI - fa VT - mo VA - Apothecary
and 2 Irish
in household, one of whom was later in Bigelow household.
A 160-year-old mixture of
luxury and modern efficiency.
A West Village mainstay
for generations, the family-run Bigelow is home to countless lines of
products as well as a pharmacy.
Today, the place is
with products from around the world. But it's also where Mark Twain
his toothpaste and John Belushi slumped at the (now-gone) soda fountain
amid Rockettes, and there's still a definite old-world feel here—from
museum-like display of men's shaving tools to the back prescriptions
where the staff greets many customers by name.
One of New York's Best
Nominated as best place for
junkies because it's packed to the rafters with unique and hard-to-find
potions and lotions to suit all budgets, and has been for generations.
Also nominated for best
hangout, because it's long been the drug store of choice for the
and famous, from Mark Twain to Matt Damon. Fans of Alchemy, the house
include Liv Tyler, Minnie Driver and Michelle Pfeiffer.
A Spoonful of Sugar
Not only does the pharmacy
offer citywide delivery, but the staff will also custom-flavor liquid
to help them go down easier. (For both kids and adults.)
Also Nominated for
for Beauty Junkies
C.O. Bigelow stocks some
of beauty's trendiest names and its most unusual items: Check out chic
lines like Tipton Charles, Terax, Mason Pearson and Bloom, as well as
import King of Shaves, Italy's Barofalco and something called Grandpa's
Pine Tar Toilet Soap. Victorian paper books of pressed powder share
space with Uncle Luigi's Licorice Pastilles, and racks of homeopathic
sit near more traditional medicines. At the front of the store, glass
house one-of-a-kind hair accessories, makeup mirrors from Germany and
a gold-beaded MetroCard case.
Everyone from Greenwich
Village grandmas to savvy socialites to celebs like Winona and Gwyneth.
Modified - 02/25/2010
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Rod Bigelow - President
Box 13 Chazy Lake
Dannemora, N.Y. 12929
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