Children of Allen and Genevieve (Boyce) Bigelow:
16314.47111 Hamilton Storrs, b 24 Oct 1880; d 11 June 1901; killed by a fire engine on Howard University Campus where he was a student. (see below)
16314.47112 Beth C., b 18 Oct 1881 Buffalo,, NY; d _____ ;
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol II, pg 500 child;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America; pg 453 child;
Bigelow Society records.
Harvard Class notes:
HAMILTON STORRS BIGELOW *1901
Hamilton Storrs Bigelow, the son of Allen Gilman Bigelow and Genevieve Dayton (Boyce) Bigelow, was born October 24, 1880, at Buffalo, N. Y. He was prepared for college at Phillips Exeter Academy. While there he was Class Poet. Bigelow was instantly killed by being run over by a fire engine at the corner of Quincy Street and Broadway, Cambridge, on the night of June 11, 1901. He was on his way with a crowd of students to a fire which had broken out in a large pile of timber in front of the new Robinson Hall. Bigelow, though cut off thus in his Freshman year, had shown promise of a successful college life. He had already contributed to the Lampoon and written the song for the Class dinner.
Subject: Rachel Allen wife of Ira Bigelow
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 17:01:11 -0500
From: Susan Henderson < email@example.com >
I am enjoying your web site. In fact, copying some of the details for
a family member as I type. My family is descended from
Samuel Allen Bigelow. In fact Allen has been the middle name of male family members for generations. Wanted you to know that family lore has it that Rachel Allen, Samuels mother, was the daughter of the great hero Ethan Allen. Have not confirmed it myself. Thought maybe you had run accross this in your research.
My mother's maiden name is Bigelow.
Her line is
Samuel Allen Bigelow m. Maria Almy
Reverend Albert Bigelow(1827-1892) m. Maria Storrs (1828-1908)
Lucius Seymour Bigelow (1859-??) m Sarah Esther Harris (18??-1944)(family
founded Harrisburg,Pa)(Lucius Seymour had a brother, Allen Gilman Bigelow)
Allen Caryl Bigelow (1894-1985) m Charlotte Cook (1895-1973)(my grandparents)
My name is Susan Henderson.
Subject: Bigelow Society
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 23:29:46 -0400
From: charles lachman < firstname.lastname@example.org >
Dear Mr. Bigelow:
I'm a writer and television producer working on a new book about
President Grover Cleveland. In researching my book, I've come across
the name Allen Gilman Bigelow, who was an important newspaper editor
and writer in Buffalo, N.Y. around the time Grover Cleveland was
This Mr. Bigelow played a key role in running the Buffalo Evening
Telegraph newspaper, which, in 1884, published an expose about
Cleveland. I'm trying to gather as much information as I can about the
background of that article, and to that end I'm seeking out
descendants of Allen G. Bigelow to determine if they might have any
letters, documents, etc. from the 1880s or later that might be
relevant to my book.
Allen G. Bigelow was born in Buffalo on March 18, 1854. He died August
8, 1891, in Asheville, N.C., at the home of his aunt. Allen had two
brothers, Walter S. and Lucius. His wife was Genevieve Boyce. They had
two children, Hamilton Storrs Bigelow (who unfortunately was killed in
an accident in 1901 while a student at Harvard), and a daughter, Ruth.
That's what I know about Allen Bigelow. I've got some great obituaries
about him from contemporary Buffalo newspapers. He seemed like a very
I was hoping you might put me in contact with someone who could steer
me to family records from that era. As I say, my interest is in Grover
Cleveland. Mr. Bigelow was a member of the Buffalo Historical Society
and, since he was a writer, I was hoping he might have sent letters or
left a diary concerning the election of 1884 when Cleveland ran for
I realize this is a long shot but it's worth a try.
I look forward to hearing from you. My most recent book is "The Last
Lincolns: The Rise & Fall of a Great American Family."
Please let me know your thoughts or ideas concerning this request. You
can email me
Thanks so much.