Wedding announcement: copy from Arlene Reynolds of Brainardsville:"A
very pretty wedding was solemnized on Wednesday, Nov. 13th, at the residence
of the bride's father Orson Haff, at Ellenburgh Center, the contracting
parties being Mr. John Bigelow and Miss Pearl Haff, both of Ellenburgh
Center.Bridesmaid, Miss Flossie Haff, sister of bride. Wm. Baker was best
man, ushers Bennie Hobbs and Millard Delong. Bride's father in poor health,
bride given away by uncle M.L. Reed. Double ring ceremony performed by
Rev. C.W.S.Becker . Presents were costly and beautiful, $130. Cash, silver,
and Japanese ware,bed spreads and linens. Mr.& Mrs. Bigelow went to
different parts of the East on their wedding trip."??( That's the way it
was written, which implied they went their separate ways)
Notes from oral history of my grandmother Pearle (Haff) Bigelow..................ROD
John Helmer 10 attended school in Ellenburgh center, NY, to the eighth grade, the highest schooling possible in Ellenburgh. From there he went to Burlington, VT to medical school. He was doing very well but was very young and homesick and so he went home. He wanted to return to medical school after visiting his parents, but his father wasn't sympathetic. John Helmer was too stubborn to bring subject up again, so he never went back, to his lifetime regret.
Children Of John Helmer and Pearle Ellenor (HOFF) BIGELOW:
16314.13521.1 Claude Alton 11; born 27 July 1910 Dannemora, Clinton, NY; m (1) Mary Louise White ;m (2) 30 Dec 1947 Ardith Louise "Lee" BAILEY; she born 03 Dec 1927 at Lehi, Utah co, Utah; 2 children: Claudia Lee, (b 24 Feb 1949 in San Pedro, Los Angeles co, CA); and John Claude, (b 05 Aug 1950 at Oceanport, Monmouth co, NJ.
16314.13521.2 John Arthur 11, born 28 Apr 1912 Dannemora, Clinton, NY; died 1986 Saranac,Clinton,NY, ; married to Loretta (LYNCH) CHURCHILL; 2 children: John Arthur (Sonny), born 11 1940; died 12 Jan 1996; and Joan who still lives in Plattsburg (1998).
16314.13521.3 Ruth Florence 11, born 22 Aug 1915 Dannemora, Clinton, NY; married Arthur Cecil (Bud) WARREN on 30 Nov 1935 in Dannemora; Bud died of cancer 22 Aug 1966 Plattsburgh, Clinton co, NY.; m (2) 28 nov 1968 Delbert (Del) BANKS ( he born 18 Oct 1926 and died 16 Aug 1981); No children- although she was expecting a son in ?? but lost him after 7 months of pregnancy. Ruth still lives in California (Nov 2000) with Everett Fitzpatrick.
16314.13521.4 Roger Lynn 11 BIGELOW, born 2 July 1917 Dannemora, Clinton, NY; Married 27 Apr 1942 Dannemora, Clinton,NY to Ruth Loretta MCGEE, born 21 Feb 1922 Keeseville, Clinton,NY (actually born after midnight on 22 Feb 1922, "all 2's"); parents: Ernest MCGEE and Marie Beatrice (GAGY) LESPERANCE ; 4 children including me: Roger Jon (Rod), Sherry Lynn (Sheri), Candace Marie (Kandi), Kelly Jean (Kelli) My parents and 3 sisters now live in CT (2000).
16314.13521.5 Russell Everett 11, born 5 Feb 1919 Dannemora, Clinton co, NY. Married Helen DONAHUE on 08 May 1946; (she born 23 Oct 1921 and died 14 Jan 1982); Russell died 10 May 1998; 4 Children : Brenda, Russell Everett (Rusty), Darlene, and Debra.
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