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The Descendants of
John Wentworth McAllister and Lovina M. Jones
of Hancock, Rochester and Whiting, Vermont

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Permelia McAllister Brink
(1811-1850/58)

Permelia McAllister was the fifth child and fourth daughter of John Wentworth McAllister and Lovina M. Jones.  She was born in 1811 at Hancock, VT and died between 1850 and 1858 probably at West Rochester, VT   She married Horace W. Brink before 1830 and settled in West Rochester.  They had 10 children and possibly as many as 26 grandchildren.


Generation No. 1

1.  Permelia4 McAllister (John Wentworth3 , John2 , Richard1 ) was born in 1811 in Hancock, Addison Co., Vermont, and died between 1850 - 1858 in Rochester, Windsor Co., VT.  She married Horace W. Brink before 1830 in Vermont.  He was born 23 Mar 1805 in Vermont, and died 17 Jun 1887 in Stockbridge, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont).

Little is known about Permelia McAllister herself.  There is no record of her birth, marriage, or death.  Her burial place is not known.  There are only three known records where she is named.  The first is her listing as "Pamelia, (m. Horace Brink, and d. in Rochester, Vt.)" in Cochrane's History of Antrim, N.H.  The second is the 1850 census of Rochester where she is listed as Permelia, age 38 years.

The third is a square on a “friendship quilt” created in 1850-1852 for a member of the Smith family of West Rochester, VT.  The quilt, now owned by a professor in Vermont, is made up of blocks set on point known as the “album patch,” in which there is a blank square in the center on which to write a name.  One of the 28 squares reads “Mrs. Permelia Brink – W. Rochester – Vt.”  Another, cut in half to complete the design is the one for Permelia’s mother Lovina Jones McAllister.

Quilt Square Made by Permelia McAllister Brink, 1850-1852   Quilt Square Made by Permelia McAllister Brink, 1850-1852 Closeup

Permelia died after the 1850 census was taken, but before 13 Feb 1858 at which time she is not listed with her husband when he took out a mortgage on property in Stockbridge (Stockbridge Deeds 12-215).

Horace Brink's parentage is not known.  In the 1830 census of Goshen, VT he was living in the house next to William Brink who was 30 to 40 years Horace's senior.  It seems probable that this William Brink and his wife Naomi Wilkins were the parents of Horace.

Horace first appears in records as buying land in Goshen on 22 Sept 1828, which may be about the time of his marriage.  That land was sold on 30 Jan 1837 for $200.  Horace signed the deed with an "X" (Goshen Deeds 3-27).

In 1840 he was still in Goshen, with his wife and four children.  In 1848 he purchased 130 acres from his brother-in-law William Ira McAllister.  The land was situated partly in Chittenden and partly in Rochester, formerly Goshen (Rochester Deeds 9-131/2).  McAllister gave him eight promissory notes of $50 each, the first four to be repaid in keeping sheep, 50 yearly, and the last four to be repaid in cattle or grain on the first day of January 1852, 1853, 1854 and 1855.  The Rochester land was sold, however, on 11 June 1852 for $400 (Rochester Deeds 10-309).

In the 1850 agricultural census Horace Brink is listed on a farm of 48 improved and 100 unimproved acres.  He owned 1 milch cow, 2 working oxen, and 3 other cattle.  The farm produced 10 bushels Indian corn, 2 bushels peas/beans, 60 bushels Irish potatoes, 300 lbs. butter, and 5 tons hay.  Horace appears next as a resident of Stockbridge on 30 Jan 1858, buying land there together with his son and daughter-in-law, Marshall and Helen Brink (Stockbridge Deeds 12-214).  That land was sold on 15 Nov 1862 (Deeds 13-318).
 
By 1860, after the death of the mother, the family had scattered.  Horace was a day laborer living with the John Copley family in Rochester.  His children were not living with him.  Marshall was married and living in Stockbridge, VT.  Perry also married, had left for Chicago where he had already founded Brink's Chicago City Express.  Martha Lovina was a domestic and Almira was married and both were living in Whitefield, Coos Co., NH.  Merritt was probably the Merrick Brink living in Delta, Delta Co., MI.  Addie was living with her prospective in-laws in nearby Bethel, VT, and 12-year-old Minnie was living with the Enos Chandler family in Stockbridge.  The whereabouts of Horace, 14, is unknown.

In 1865 Horace Brink was involved in another land transaction in Rochester, but by 1870 was living with his son Merritt in Bethel, VT.  At the time the 1880 census was taken he lived with his widowed daughter Addie Rogers in Stockbridge.

Horace Brink was living in Stockbridge when he died.  He was listed as a retired farmer and the cause of death was "supposed suicide."  He was 82 years old.
       
Children of Permelia McAllister and Horace Brink, born Goshen (later West Rochester, VT):

 

i.

Daughter5 Brink b. bef. 1830; no further record
2.

ii.

Washington Perry Brink

b. 22 Oct 1830

3.

iii.

Marshall Decator Brink b. abt. 1832
 

iv.

Martha Lovina Brink

b. abt. 1834; m. _______ Case.
   In the 1850 census Lovina, age 16, was living with her Aunt Philena McAllister Piper and Uncle George Piper in Manchester, Hillsborough County, NH.  Her birthplace was given as Maine and a younger female, Elisa Brink age 8, was also in the household.  In 1860 she was a domestic in the Aldrich household in Whitefield, Coos Co., NH where her married sister Almira Titus was living.
   A Brink descendant, Elizabeth Royce Greenwood, says that Washington Perry Brink had a sister Lavina Case who was living in 1907, but she has not been located.
   Martha Lovina Brink appears to have been a spiritualist.  The Manchester Daily Mirror, Manchester, NH for Saturday 7 August 1858 carried the following notice.

Religious Notice - Spiritualism - Miss Martha L. Brink, of this city, will speak in a trance state, at Court Room Hall Sunday, Aug. 8, at 2 o'clock P.M. at 7 1/2 in the evening.  All who dare think for themselves are invited.  A fee of 5 cents at the door.

The Banner of Light (Boston), 18 July 1874 listed another notice that may be Martha.

List of Spiritualist Lecturers.

MRS. MATTIE L. CLARKE, 90 Merrimac street, Manchester, N. H.

4.

v.

Almira Julia Brink b. abt. 1835; m. Charles A. Titus
5.

vi.

Merritt Alonzo Brink b. 26 Jan 1840
 

vii.

Elisa Brink

b. abt. 1842
In the 1850 census Elisa, age 8, was living with her Aunt Philena McAllister Piper and Uncle George Piper in Manchester, Hillsborough County, NH.  Her birthplace was given as Maine.  Martha Lovina Brink, 16, was also in the household.

6.

viii.

Adeline Roermina Brink b. 9 May 1843; m. Elbert M. Rogers
7.

ix.

Horace Augustus Brink b. 20 Nov 1845
8.

x.

Permelia Ann [Minnie] Brink b. 3 Mar 1848 in West Rochester, Windsor Co., VT; m. Charles Nelson Chamberlain



Generation No. 2

2.  Washington Perry5 Brink (Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 22 Oct 1830 in Goshen (later West Rochester), Addison Co., VT, and died 23 Jul 1874 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois - ltr. dtd. 30 July 1982).  He married Fidelia S. Holland 20 Jan 1853 in Stockbridge, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont), daughter of Jonathan Holland and Mary Ranney.  She was born 15 Jun 1834 in Stockbridge, Windsor Co., VT, and died 1 Jan 1875 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois).

It is not known why Perry’s parents named him Washington Perry.  There was a Washington Perry in Middletown, Rutland Co. VT in 1830.  In 1850 he was in Ripley, Chautauqua Co., NY, ae. 48 and married to Hannah ae. 43.  Both were born in Vermont.

When the 1850 census was taken, W. P. Brink, known as Perry, was living with the Gould Stockwell family in Stockbridge.  He was listed as aged 19 years and had attended school during the year.  Both Perry and Fidelia were living in Stockbridge at the time of their 1853 marriage.


W. P. and Fidelia Holland Brink

W. P. and Fidelia Holland Brink


On 1 Nov. 1854 Perry and Fidelia mortgaged a farm which had been deeded to him the day before for $1600 by Fidelia's brother Jonathan Holland and his wife Abigail A. Holland.  The farm had been willed to Jonathan Holland by his father. (Stockbridge Deeds 11-347/8).  The 1855 Hosea Doten map of Windsor County shows P. Brink as living on South Hill in Stockbridge.  This land was part of a decree of foreclosure in favor of Elihu Hyde against Washington and Fidelia Brink passed in Orange County, VT in January 1859 (Stockbridge Deeds 12-347).

The Brinks had probably moved to Orange County prior to this time, but later that year relocated to Chicago where Perry was to become the founder of Brink's Chicago City Express.  The 1860 census for Chicago lists “U. P. Brink” as a teamster.

In 1959 Brink's Incorporated published a history to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the company, Brink's, The Money Movers: The Story of a Century of Service.  The book states that it all began when...

"Washington P. Brink landed in Chicago a thrifty Yankee from Vermont. He bought a horse and light wagon and May 5th made his first trip in the collection and delivery of parcels, baggage and merchandise."

The book says that Perry Brink operated his new business from his living quarters, first on South St. near Halsted, later from 215 Kinzie St., then from 62 Whitney.  In 1868 he separated work from home, moving the business to 39 Randolph.

In 1870 the Chicago City Directory read: Brink, Washington P. (Brink & M. T. Stiles), props. of Brink's City Express, 37 Randolph.  The 1871 Merchants Census listed him as W. P. Brink of Brink and Stiles, living at 62 Whitney, Ward 19.  The household consisted of 2 males and 3 females.  The 1870 census listed Perry as an owner of express wagons.  1871 was also the year of the Great Chicago Fire and Brink's was destroyed along with much of the rest of Chicago's business community.  By 1874 the directory made no mention of a partnership with Stiles, and the 1959 history does not refer to Stiles at all.

Brink's Express Ad

After Perry Brink's death Brink's Express continued to grow and prosper under the leadership of his son Arthur P. Brink.  Perry's death occurred at age 43 of hydrocephalus. His wife Fidelia died five and one half months later at age 40.   They are buried with their son Frank in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago.  According to a 28 Aug 1917 plot plan there were headstones, but they were laying down.

Sylvester McAllister was appointed administrator of his nephew Perry's estate in 1877 (Cook Co. Probate 5-653).  The estate was valued at $2653.95.  Both Sylvester McAllister and Arthur P. Brink submitted sworn statements as to their personal relationships with the deceased, stating that W. P. Brink was born in Rochester, VT in 1831 [it is believed that the correct date was 1830], that he married Fidelia Holland in Stockbridge in 1854 [correct date was 1853], and that he and his wife had three children.  Sylvester also stated that he "is the uncle of said Washington P. Brink and was well acquainted with the whole family of said Washington P. Brink during his whole life."

Perry Brink's obituary appeared in the Chicago Daily Tribune, 24 July 1874. It read:

"Mr. Brink, the founder and manager of the well-known City Express which bears his name, died yesterday morning at 6 o'clock after a very brief illness, he having been at the office during the preceding day. The cause of death was some unknown disease of the brain.

Mr. Brink was born in Western Vermont in 1833 and came to Chicago twelve years ago. In 1867 he started in the express business, his sole capital being one wagon and his own energy.

The cheapness of his charges, the conveniences he offered the public, and his own fair dealing and industry contributed to build up a large and invaluable business and by the time of his death the City Express had become one of the most popular of Chicago institutions.

His death is regretted by all who knew him personally, and is deeply mourned by his family, consisting of a wife and two children."

Fidelia Holland Brink’s obituary was recorded in local newspapers.

Chicago Daily Tribune, 2 Jan 1875 and the Inter Ocean, (Chicago, IL) Saturday, 2 Jan 1875:

BRINK - Mrs. F. S. Brink, wife of the late W. P. Brink, deceased, of Brink's City Express, aged 40 years.
Funeral services at her residence, 39 East Randolph St. at 10 a.m. Sunday, Friends of the family are invited.
Vermont papers please copy.

Perry and Fidelia Brink and their young son Frank are buried together in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago.

Brink Grave Plot - Graceland Cemetery, Chicago

Children of Washington Perry Brink and Fidelia Holland:
9.

i.

Arthur Perry6 Brink b. 11 Nov 1855 in Stockbridge, Windsor Co., VT
10.

ii.

Lucy Fidelia Brink

b. 15 Sep 1857 in Stockbridge, Windsor Co., VT; m. Martin C. Meader

 

iii.

Frank Horace Brink b. 8 Sep 1863 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL; d. 13 Aug 1864 in Chicago, ae. 11 mos., 5 dys; bur. with parents (Source: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois - ltr. dtd. 30 July 1982)



3.  Marshall Decator5 Brink (Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born about 1832 in Goshen, Addison Co., VT, and died in 1891 in Caldwell, Warren Co., NY. (Source: Caldwell Cemetery Records, Lake George Village, Warren Co., New York).  He married Helen Mary Barre 28 Sep 1851 in Rochester, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont).  Her parents have not been identified, but later records show her father was born in Ireland and her mother in New York.  She was born Mar 1833 in New York (Source: 1910 Census, Caldwell, Warren Co., New York), and died after 1910 in New York.

In 1850 Marshall was working on a farm owned by Amariah Taft in Dresden, Washington Co., NY.  On 30 Jan 1858 Marshall and Helen Brink bought land In Stockbridge, Windsor Co., VT together with his father Horace W. Brink (Stockbridge Deeds 12-214), which they sold on 15 Nov 1862 (Deeds 13-318).  The 1860 shows Marshall there as a farmer.  The agricultural census showed him to have 75 improved and 125 unimproved acres, 5 horses, 4 milch cows, 2 working oxen, 10 other cattle, 150 sheep, and produced 50 bushels of wheat, 100 bushels of oats, 600 lbs. of wool, 100 bushels of Irish potatoes, 500 lbs. of butter, 25 tons of hay and 500 lbs. of maple sugar.  In 1870 they were living in Bolton, Warren Co., NY where he was a farm laborer.  The 1875 New York State census found the family in Caldwell, Warren Co., and they were still there in 1880.

In the 1892 New York state census Helen was listed as a dressmaker in Caldwell.  Living with her were her daughter Nellie, Nellie's husband and young son.  In 1900 and 1910 Helen was listed as a widow, living in Caldwell.  Her daughter Nellie and two grandchildren were living with her.

Marshall D. Brink is buried in Caldwell Cemetery, Lake George Village, Warren Co., NY with several of his children.

Children of Marshall Brink and Helen Barre:
 

i.

Leroy6 Brink b. abt. 1852 in Vermont
 

ii.

Addie Brink

b. abt. 1853 in Vermont; living with family in 1870 census; bur. with father in Caldwell Cemetery, Warren Co., NY

 

iii.

Emma Brink b. abt. 1856 in Vermont; living with family in 1870 census
11.

iv.

Herbert B. Brink b. Jan 1863 in Vermont.
12.

v.

Frank Horace Brink b. abt. 1864 in Vermont
 

vi.

Nettie Brink b. May 1867 in Tunbridge, Orange Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont)
13.

vii.

Nellie M. Brink b. Jan 1870 in New York; m. L. D. Tripp & Frank J. Putnam
 

viii.

Stella Brink

possibly a daughter, bur. with Marshall Brink in Caldwell Cemetery, Warren Co., NY

 

ix.

Bernice Brink possibly a daughter, bur. with Marshall Brink in Caldwell Cemetery, Warren Co., NY



4.  Almira Julia5 Brink (Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born about 1835 in Goshen, Addison Co., VT (Source: 1850 Census, Rochester, Windsor Co., Vermont), and died in Apr 1868 in Whitefield, Grafton Co., NH (Source: Vital Records of Enfield, New Hampshire, 1761-1940).  She married Charles A. Titus before 1856 in Enfield, Grafton Co., NH (Source: Vital Records of Enfield, New Hampshire, 1761-1940), son of Asher Titus and Betsey Ellsworth.  He was born 11 Jul 1831 in Salem, Essex Co., Mass. (Source: Vital Records of Enfield, New Hampshire, 1761-1940), and died 26 May 1913 in Lebanon, Grafton Co., NH (Source: Vital Records of Enfield, New Hampshire, 1761-1940).

Almira Brink was age 15 in the 1850 census.  The Vital Records of Enfield, New Hampshire record the marriage of Almira Brink and Charles A. Titus, but do not provide a date.  They list Almira Brink as his first wife, include a second unnamed wife, a third, Ellen (West) Smith whom he married in 1869, and a fourth, Lucy Ann Currier, whom he married in Lebanon, NH on 6 July 1875.  Those records show the death of a wife of Charles A. Titus in April 1868 and her burial in Whitefield.

The 1860 census shows Charles Titus in Whitefield married to a woman named Mary E., age 24, who was born in Vermont.  It is not clear if this is actually a second wife, or perhaps Almira herself, but it seems plausible that it might have been and that she did indeed live until 1868.  It would seem clear however that she was the mother of the child named Permelia who was born in February 1859, as Permelia would have been her mother’s name.

In 1870  Charles and a later wife Ellen were in West Fairlee, VT where he was a carpenter.  In 1880 he was back in Whitefield with wife Lucy, and was listed as a joiner.  By 1900 he had moved to Lebanon, Grafton Co., NH and remained there until his 1913 death.

Children of Almira Brink and Charles Titus:
 

i.

Charles A.6 Titus b. 21 Nov 1855 in Manchester, Hillsborough Co., NH (Source: New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 - FamilySearch); age 4 years in the 1860 census, not with family in 1870; presumably died young
 

ii.

Henry F. Titus

b. 2 Feb 1857 in Hooksett, Hillsborough Co., NH (Source: New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 - FamilySearch); a law student boarding with a Curtis family at 7 Ottawa St., Boston in 1880.  He was listed in the 1880 Boston City Directory, but not in the 1882.

14.

iii.

Permelia I. Titus b. 8 Feb 1859 in Bath, Grafton Co., NH; m. Isaac Pike


5.  Merritt Alonzo5 Brink (Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 26 Jan 1840 in Goshen, Addison Co., VT, and died 14 Feb 1910 in Bethel, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont).  He married Ellen J. Bird about 1868, daughter of Alonzo Bird and Sarah Bugbee.  She was born 11 Apr 1848 in Bethel (Source: Obituary), and died 11 Dec 1907 in Bethel (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont).

Merritt was raised in Rochester, VT, but by 1860 appears as laborer Merrick Brink boarding in the Mill Boarding House in Delta, Delta Co., MI.  In 1870 he was married and living in Bethel, VT in the same house with his father and sister Minnie Chamberlain.  In the mid 1870s he lived in Groton, VT where his daughter died and his son was born.  The 1880 census shows Merritt and Ellen living in the Gaysville section of Stockbridge, VT where he worked in a knitting mill.  The 1883/4 Gazetteer and Business Directory of Windsor County lists him as a resident of Gaysville and an employee of the Gaysville Manufacturing Company.  In 1900 they were back in Bethel where Merritt was a farmer.


Merritt Brink Home, Stockbridge, VT

Merritt Brink Home, Stockbridge, VT

Ellen Brink died as a result of an accident. The Bethel Courier of 19 Dec 1907 reported:

Death of Mrs. Merritt A. Brink

Mrs. Merritt A. Brink died Dec. 11th of traumatic peritonitis after an illness of two days.  She had been knitting a pair of mittens for a Christmas present and when nearly completed was turning one mitten. It did not turn easily and she placed a cork in the thumb of the mitten and then tried to push the cork with the blunt edge of a sharp knife.  She inserted an empty spool on the sharp end of the knife and then placed the spool against the abdomen and gave a vigorous push.  This split the spool and the knife passed into her body.  She tried to get to the house of W. G. Whitaker her nearest neighbor and had nearly reached Mr. Whitaker's house when she was not able to go farther and fell in the road.  She managed to attract the attention of the family by her cries and Mr. Whitaker went out and brought her into the house and then went to the house of Sylvester Bowen and telephoned for Dr. O.D. Greene.  The injury was in such a location that nothing could be done for her relief and she lingered 36 hours a portion of the time in great pain.

She was the daughter of Alonzo B. and Sarah (Bugbee) Bird and was born in Bethel Apr. 11, 1848.  She is survived by one son Walter Brink of this town and by her husband who was in attendance at Windsor County Court as a juryman at the time of the accident.  He was serving on a jury at the time word was sent to him, but was excused and reached the bedside of his wife a few hours before she died.   Funeral services were held Dec. 13th and the interment was in Bethel Lympus Cemetery.

Bethel Lympus ...

... Among those from out of town to attend the funeral of Mrs. Brink were her sister, Mrs. Lorette Wright and niece, Miss Grace B1anchard of Rutland.

Merritt Brink was called home from Woodstock last week Wednesday by the fatal accident to his wife. He returned Monday to serve as one of the jury.

Lillieville ...

... Several went from here to attend the funeral of Mrs. Ellen Brink at 'Lympus Friday.

... People of this place were shocked at the sad news of Mrs. Ellen Bird Brink' untimely death.  She was the daughter of Benjamin and Sally (Bugbee) Bird.  The Birds moved to this place when Ellen was a school girl.  They lived for many years where Mrs. Lois Sage now lives.  Ellen has devoted her life to others.  She has cared for the three children of Albert Dustin, who were left motherless several years ago.  She will be sadly missed.  The husband and son have the sympathy of all.   A large circle of friends will mourn her loss.

Merritt Brink spent the remaining years of his life living with his son Walter.  He died of apoplexy at his son Walter’s home.  The Bethel Courier of 17 Feb 1910 stated,

Lillieville…

Walter Brink was aroused last Thursday at 11 p.m. by hearing his father, Merritt Brink make an unusual noise in his room.  He found him on the floor.  The old gentleman could not speak and it is thought he had a slight shock.  He has been out of health for a long time.

And on 24 Feb 1910:

Lillieville ...
...Merritt A. Brink's funeral was Wednesday the 16th.  Rev. J. Wesley Miller, officiating. Mr. Brink had lived in town many years.  His wife Ellen (Bird) died two years ago.  Their son Walter lives on their farm. They lost a daughter years ago.  Mr. Brink had been in poor health several years.

South Stockbridge ...
Mr. and Mrs. W.I. Jones were in Bethel Lympus to attend William Brink's funeral last week Wednesday.  He was an uncle of Mr. Jones.

(* This should read Merritt Brink, not William, and Merritt was an uncle to Mrs. Jones (Annie Rogers), not Mr. Jones, although Merritt was a second cousin to W.I. Jones' father. note by E.L.G.)

The Brinks are buried in the Bethel 'Lympus Cemetery in Bethel with Ellen's family.  When visited in 1978 the gravestone read:

Alonzo B. Bird / Died / June 7, 1898 / ae. 80 yrs.

Sarah / wife of / Alonzo B. Bird / Died / Jan. 6, 1892 / AE. 73 yrs

Walter / son of / A. B. & S. Bird / Died / Sept. 10, 1854 / ae. 1 yr & 1 mo.

Little Eva / Daut. of / Merrit & Ellen S. / Brink / Died / Mar. 16, 1874 / AE. 4 yrs. 7 mos.

Children of Merritt Brink and Ellen Bird:

 

i.

Eva Maud6 Brink
b. 21 Aug 1869 in Stockbridge, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont); d. of canker-rash age 4y., 8m. on 16 Mar 1874 in Groton, Caledonia Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont); bur. with parents.

Eva Maud Brink Gravestone


15.

ii.

Walter Horace Brink

b. 28 Nov 1874 in Groton, Caledonia Co., VT.




6.  Adeline Roermina5 Brink (Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 9 May 1843 in Goshen (later West Rochester), Addison Co., VT (Source: Gravestone, Fairview Cemetery, Bethel, Windsor Co., Vermont), and died 22 Aug 1905 in Stockbridge, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont).  She married Elbert M. Rogers between 29 Jun 1860 - 12 Sep 1861, son of Samuel Rogers and Anna Wentworth.  He was born 15 May 1839 in Bethel, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont), and died 19 Apr 1880 in Stockbridge, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of Stockbridge, Windsor Co., Vermont).

Addie Brink was raised in Rochester, VT.  In June 1860, Addie, aged 17, was living in Bethel, VT with her future in-laws.  She was still listed as Adeline Brink at the time, but married Elbert Rogers shortly afterwards. By 1863 she and Elbert were living in Stockbridge where they remained the rest of their lives. He was either a wool sorter or wood sorter.  Both occupations were listed on birth certificates for his children.  He died of pneumonia at age 40.

In 1880, two months after her husband’s death, Addie shows in the census as ‘keeping house’.  Her three surviving children and her father were living with her in Stockbridge.  By 1900 Addie was living with her married daughter Kate Boutwell.

She died  of cancer of the uterus  in 1905.  Her obituary appeared in The Bethel Courier, Bethel, VT, 31 August 1905.

Fred Rogers and wife were called from Wilder last week Wednesday by the death of his mother Addie Rogers

Mrs. Charles Chamberlain and daughter of Rutland were in town last week to attend the funeral of the former's sister, Mrs. Addie Rogers.

Miss Addie Rogers died last week Tuesday after long suffering from a cancer.  The funeral was held at her home Friday forenoon at 10 o'clock.  Rev. Miss Mack officiated.  Interment was at Bethel.

Addie and Elbert Rogers are buried in Fairview Cemetery, Bethel, VT.

Rogers, Bethel, VT

Gravestone of Addie Brink Rogers, Bethel, VT

Their gravestones read:

Addie R. Brink / wife of / Elbert M. Rogers / born / May 9, 1843 / died / Aug 22, 1905

Elbert M. Rogers / born / May 15, 1839 / died / Apr. 19, 1880.

Children of Adeline Brink and Elbert Rogers:

 

i.

Mary Belle6 Rogers
b. 12 Sep 1861 in Bethel, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont); d. of pneumonia 25 Apr 1876 in Stockbridge, Windsor Co., VT age 14 yrs. (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont); bur. Fairview Cemetery, Bethel.
  Belle’s gravestone reads:

one of Belle Rogers

Belle M. / Dau. of E. M. & / A. R. Rogers / died Apr. 25, 1876 / AE 14 y., 5 mos.

 

ii.

Kate Eulora Rogers

b. 2 Jul 1863 in Stockbridge, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of Stockbridge, Windsor Co., Vermont); d. 8 Nov 1916 in Stockbridge (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont); m. Elmer Elsworth Boutwell 21 Dec 1887 in Stockbridge (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont); b. 4 Aug 1862 in Stockbridge (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont.); d. 15 Apr 1930 in Stockbridge (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont).
  Kate too died of uterine cancer.  An obituary appeared in The Bethel Courier.

MRS. KATE BOUTWELL, wife of MR. ELMER BOUTWELL, passed away after a long and very painful illness, on Wednesday November 8, 1916.

KATE ROGERS BOUTWELL, the daughter of ELBERT and ADDIE ROGERS, was born in Stockbridge, July 1, 1863. She first attended school at the good old-fashioned district school in the "old brown schoolhouse" by the Lilliesville road whose crumbling and vine-covered walls have long been to us like "the skeleton at the feast." On December 21, 1887, she married ELMER E. BOUTWELL, who has proved to be a successful farmer, and who was for several years, a member of the school board. All their married life was spent in this town, the first year at the boarding house, the following six years at the home now owed by MRS. PICKET and the remaining years at their Pleasant View Farm except for the three years they owned the Weight place.

"AUNT KATE" as she was familiarly called, will be greatly missed by many, but perhaps most of all by her nephew, ELBERT ROGERS. In March, 1906, after his mother's death, when about eighteen months old, he was taken into the heart and home of his AUNT KATE.

Surviving besides her husband, and ELBERT, are a sister, MRS. ANNIE JONES of Rochester and a brother, FRED ROGERS of Chicago.

And in the White River Valley Herald and News, Randolph, VT, 16 Nov 1916.

Death of Mrs. Kate Boutwell

Mrs. Kate (Rogers) Boutwell passed away at an early hour last week Wednesday, after many weeks of patient suffering.  She is survived by her husband; a sister Mrs. Annie Jones of Rochester; her brother, Fred Rogers,. of Chicago; a niece Miss Kate Jones, two nephews Arthur Jones and Elbert Rogers, the latter having lived with Mr. and Mrs. Boutwell since infancy.

Funeral services were held Friday at the Universalist Church, Rev. V. M. Martin officiating.  The Relief corps attended in a body.

Those from out of town to attend the funeral were F. A. Roundy of Royalton, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Swinyer and daughter Annie of Windsor, Mr. and Mrs. James Swinyer and Mr. and Mrs. Allison Swinyer of Huntington, Mrs. Elvira Dumas of Rochester, mr. and Mrs. Bert Boutwell of Pittsfield and Mrs. Nettie Lowell of Bethel.  Interment was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

After Kate’s death Elmer remained farming in Stockbridge, living in 1920 and 1930 with his sister Hattie Mills and niece Evelyn Russ and her family.

Kate and Elmer are buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Stockbridge, VT.

ell, Stockbridge, VT

Grave of Kate and Elmer Boutwell, Stockbridge, VT

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iii.

Annie Augusta Rogers b. 29 May 1873 in Stockbridge, Windsor Co., VT; m. William Isaac Jones
17.

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Fred Elbert Rogers b. 5 Sep 1877 in Stockbridge, Windsor Co., VT



7.  Horace Augustus5 Brink (Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 20 Nov 1845 in Goshen (later West Rochester), Addison Co., VT (Source: Civil War Pension Papers), and died 18 Jun 1920 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois - ltr. dtd. 30 July 1982).  He married (1) his first cousin Sarah Jennie Piper 29 Dec 1866 in Manchester, Hillsborough Co., NH (Source: New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920), daughter of George Piper and Philena McAllister.  She was born 13 Jul 1850 in Manchester, Hillsborough Co., NH, and died 2 Dec 1892 in Manchester (Source: New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Statistics, Concord, New Hampshire).  He married (2) Julia _______ about 1875.  She was born about 1849 in New York, and died 10 Jan 1883 at 91 N. Clark St., Chicago of perimetritis, chronic bronchitis and complications from retroversion uteris.  (Source: Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916), and was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago.  He married (3) Carolina Hopf Fraak or Frank, daughter of George Hopf and Mary Huck 5 Sep 1888 in Kenosha County, WS (Source: Wisconsin Marriages to 1907).  Their marriage was dissolved on 26 Nov 1890.   He married (4) Mary (Van Garven) Young Tolbert Van Schaffelen Blaul 20 Jun 1899 in Waukegan, Lake Co., IL (Source: Civil War Pension Papers - Horace A. Brink).  She was born in April 1845 in Holland, and died 1 Jun 1936 in Chicago (Source: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois - ltr. dtd. 30 July 1982).  She is buried with Horace Brink in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago.

Much of the information on Horace A. Brink comes from his Civil War records on file at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

Horace was living with his parents in West Rochester, VT when the 1850 census was taken, but in 1860 was not listed with his widowed father.  He enlisted in the Union Army for three years in Rochester on 26 Aug 1861, at the age of 15 years.  His military records indicate that he lied and said he was 18. His muster-in date was 21 Sept 1861 at Brattleboro, VT as a private in E Company, 4th Regiment, Vermont Infantry. On 15 Dec 1863 at Brandy Station, VA he was discharged by virtue of his reenlistment as a veteran volunteer.  From that point on he served as a wagoner until his final muster-out at Falls Hill, VA 13 July 1865.

After his discharge he at some point moved to Manchester, NH where three of his mother’s sisters were living.  He married there in 1867 to his first cousin Jennie Piper, daughter of his mother’s sister Philena McAllister Piper.  Their only child died in Boston, MA in 1868 with Sarah Brink listed as mother, but no father listed.  Chicago Voter Registration for 1888 and 1892 show that Horace had been living in Chicago since 1867.  The 1870 census lists Horace and Jennie sharing a house with his cousin Sydney McAllister in the 18th ward of Chicago.  Horace was a driver for an express wagon, presumably his brother W. P. Brink's company.  Records show that his marriage to Jennie Piper was dissolved in September 1875.  Jennie moved back to her parents’ home in Manchester, NH, took back her maiden name, and remained in Manchester the rest of her life.

In the 1875/6 Chicago City Directory he was as a laborer residing at 98 Foster Street. The next year he was a teamster living at 417 West Harrison.  In 1877 he joined the newly organized Sons of Vermont in Illinois, and the membership roll listed him as residing at 39 Randolph St., Chicago, employed at Brink's Express.  About the time of his divorce from Jennie Piper he married his second wife Julia whose surname has not yet been identified.  She was from New York and arrived in Chicago about 1873.  The 1880 census shows Horace, Julia, and 5-year-old Addie Brink living at 331 East Illinois St., Chicago.  Horace was listed as a laborer.

His third marriage to Carolina Fraak ended in divorce. The following article appeared in the 5 Nov 1890 issue of The Daily Inter-Ocean, Chicago, Illinois.

Record of the Courts

Mrs. Caroline Brink had no trouble before Judge Shepard in getting a divorce from ex-Policeman Horace A. Brink, as he made but little defense in shape of having an attorney to cross-examine complainant and her witnesses. After an acquaintance of three months Mrs. Brink was induced to accompany the officer to Kenosha, Wis., where they were married on the quiet, Sept. 5, 1888. At that time she was a widow and a teacher at the Home Sunday School on Wells street, where Brink was detailed for duty, when the school was in session. Brink has also been married before and has a grown-up daughter.

Mrs. Brink testified that her husband got drunk and abused her because she refused to give him half her property and also $500 to start a saloon. The feeble defense was made that the wife neglected to prepare meals, and that she was instrumental in getting him discharged from the force.

On 14 July 1890 Horace was involved in a street car accident which resulted in a back injury, the loss of three toes on his right foot and his right arm above the elbow.  He applied for a pension on 21 July as he could no longer perform manual labor.  He continued to work however as a special Chicago policeman employed by surface street railway lines, and is listed as such in the 1900 and 1910 censuses.  The 1916 Chicago City Directory listed him as a watchman.  Horace lived on N. Park Ave., Wrightwood Ave., N. Clark St., N. Halsted St., Diversey Pkwy., and was living at 800 George St. at the time of his death in 1920.

Horace Brink's military records show that he was 5 ft. 11½ in. tall, had a dark complexion, dark blue eyes, and dark brown hair.  His widow Mary applied to continue Horace's pension after his death, but the application was rejected on the grounds that she had an earlier husband who was still alive, therefore nullifying her marriage to Horace. The documents state that she married James Young who went into the Army and never returned, James Tolbert who left the next morning and she never saw him again, Abraham Van Schaffelen whom she married in 1869 and had not seen since right after the 1871 Chicago fire, and Charles Blaul.  Blaul died in 1900 and Van Schaffelen in 1904, both after the date on which she said she married Horace Brink.  There were conflicting statements made by several relatives who wrote depositions, including Horace's sister Minnie Chamberlain, his niece Gertrude Hopkins, and his daughter Addie Rogers, all of whom apparently failed to sway the Bureau of Pensions.

Horace A. Brink died of a cerebral hemorrhage and diabetes.  He was buried in Montrose Cemetery, Chicago, but six months later was reinterred in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago.

Brink Grave Record

Horace A. Brink Grave Record

Child of Horace Brink and Sarah Piper:
 

i.

Josie M.6 Brink b. 17 Dec 1866 in Manchester, Hillsborough Co., NH (Source: New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 - FamilySearch); d. 17 Jul 1868 of whooping cough - scarlatina, ae. 1 yr. 7m., at Baldwin Place House in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA (Source: Massachusetts State Archives Records 1841-1910, NEHGS Web Images, v. 213 p. 112).

Child of Horace and Julia _______ Brink:

18.

ii.

Adeline May6 Brink b. Dec 1875 in Illinois; m. Roy Emerson McAllister and Fred Elbert Rogers



8.  Permelia Ann [Minnie]5 Brink (Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 3 Mar 1848 in West Rochester, Windsor Co., VT, and died 24 Sep 1920 in Castleton, Rutland Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont).  She married Charles Nelson Chamberlain about 1868, son of Sylvanus Chamberlain and Norilla Newton.  He was born 10 May 1847 in Rochester, Windsor Co., VT, and died 24 Aug 1916 in Castleton (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont).

Permelia A. Brink was first listed as aged 2 years in the 1850 census in Rochester, VT.  She was living with the Enos Chandler family in Stockbridge, VT in 1860.  Mrs. Enos Chandler (Mary Holland) was a sister to Permelia’s brother W.P.’s wife Fidelia Holland.  From 1870 until her death she was listed as Minnie A.  In 1870 she was married and living in Bethel, VT in the same house with her brother Merritt and his family.  She and her husband remained in Bethel at least until 1874 when their daughter was born there.

By 1880 the Chamberlains were in Stockbridge where both Minnie and Charles worked in a button mill. They were in Rutland, VT by at least 1890 when the census of Union Veterans was taken.  In 1900 they lived at 38 Williams St., Rutland.  At some point after that time they moved to nearby Castleton, VT where they spent the remaining years of their lives.  In 1910 Minnie was listed alone in the census and her occupation was given as hotel cook.  Charles has not been located in the census.

Charles Chamberlain was a Civil War veteran, having served as a private in Company K, 17th Vermont Infantry.  He served for 11 months and 9 days from 5 Aug 1864 to 14 July 1865.  The Vermont Chronicle, (Bellows Falls, VT) Saturday, October 15, 1864 provided a list of casualties in the Vermont Brigade at the Battle of Winchester, including Charles N. Chamberlain, Stockbridge, face slight.  He was janitor at the Rutland County Court House for a number of years, was city messenger for a time, and also served on the Rutland police force.

His obituary was in the Rutland Daily Herald - Friday morning 25Aug 1916.

Death of C. N. Chamberlain

Civil War Veteran for Many Years Court House Janitor

Charles N. Chamberlain died at his home in Castleton yesterday afternoon at the age of 69 years from a combination of diseases.  He was a veteran of the Civil War having served in Company K, 17th Vermont Reg.  He was janitor of the court house for 12 years and was city messenger previous to that period for several years.  He had also served on the Rutland police force.

He is survived by his wife of Castleton, one daughter, Mrs. J.B. Hopkins of Argyle, N,Y., two sons A. B. Chamberlain of Newark, N.J., and F. N. Chamberlain of Jamaica Plain, Mass., three grandchildren Bernard Cutting of Castleton, Gladys Cutting of Argyle, N.Y. and Evelyn Chamberlain of Jamaica Plain, one sister, Mrs. S.M. Ordway of Rutland and two half-sisters, Mrs. M.E. Church of Brattleboro and Mrs. Ella Parker of Keene, N.H.

Mr. Chamberlain was a member of Roberts Post G.A.R. of Rutland.  The funeral services will be held at the house Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock and burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Rutland.

And on Monday morning 28 Aug 1916:

Those attending the funeral of Charles N. Chamberlain were Mr. & Mrs. J.B. Hopkins and daughter Gladys of Argyle, N.Y., Mr. & Mrs. F.W. Chamberlain of Jamaica Plain,  A. B. Chamberlain of Newark, Dr. & Mrs. Harley Holden of Randolph, etc.

Minnie Brink Chamberlain was a charter member of Roberts Relief Corps of Rutland, a member of Leavenworth Relief Corps of Castleton, and a member of the Universalist parish of Rutland.  She, like her sister Addie and niece Kate, died of uterine cancer.  The following obituary notices appeared in the Rutland Daily Herald.

Minnie's obituary appeared on Saturday morning - 25 Sept 1920:

CASTLETON

Mrs. Minnie Chamberlain

Mrs. Minnie A. Chamberlain, widow of the late Charles N. Chamberlain, died at her home here Friday morning after a long illness.

She was 72 years of age.  She was a charter member of Roberts Relief Corps of Rutland, a member of Leavenworth Relief Corps of Castleton, a member of the Universalist Parish of Rutland, and the E.R.C. club.  Mrs. Chamberlain leaves three children, Frank W. Chamberlain of Boston, Mass. Arthur B. Chamberlain with whom she lived, and Mrs. J.B. Hopkins of Argyle, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Bernard C. Cutting of Cleveland, 0., Miss Evelyn Chamberlain and Mrs. Harold T. Collins of Boston, Mass., and John H. Hopkins of Argyle, N.Y.  The funeral will be held at her late home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland.

Monday - 27 Sept 1920:

F. N. Chamberlain of Boston and J.B. Hopkins of Argyle, N.Y., are in town, called here by the death of their mother, Mrs. M.A. Chamberlain.
Bernard Cutting of Cleveland, O. is in town, called here by the death of his grandmother.

The funeral of Mrs. Minnie A. Chamberlain will be held at her late home on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Wednesday - 29 Sept 1920:

CASTLETON

The funeral services of Mrs. M.A. Chamberlain were held at her late home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Rev. Clifford R. Stetson of Rutland officiated at the house...  Among those who attended from out of town were B.C. Cutting of Cleveland, 0., F.N. Chamberlain of Boston, Mass., J.B. Hopkins of Argyle, N.Y., Mrs. Minnie Engiver of Glens Falls, N.Y., Mr. & Mrs. A.H. Cutting and Mrs. Clifford White and son of Rutland, Mrs. S.M. Ordway, of Keene, N.H., Mrs. Annie Jones, Miss Katie Jones and Arthur Jones of Rochester, Mr. and Mrs. Hoadley of West Rutland, Misses Mae and Emma MaGuire of Hydeville.

The Chamberlains are buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, with their daughter Gertrude.  In 1981 a representative of the Evergreen Cemetery Association wrote “...This lot was purchased by Minnie A. Chamberlain in 1916, when Charles was deceased, and also interred on this lot is Jerome Hopkins, 1921, and Gertrude Hopkins, 1957....”

When visited on 15 Aug 1982 the gravestones read:

Gravestone of Minnie Brink Chamberlain

Minnie A. / Chamberlain / 1848-1920

Gravestone of Charles Nelson Chamberlain

Charles N. Chamberlain / Co. K. 17th Vt. Inf. / 1847-1916

Children of Permelia Brink and Charles Chamberlain:

19.

i.

Frank Nelson6 Chamberlain

b. Aug 1871 in Rochester, Windsor Co., VT; foster child

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ii.

Gertrude MayChamberlain b. 21 Aug 1874 in Bethel, Windsor Co., VT; m. George Francis Stacy, William A. Cutting, Jerome Bonaparte Hopkins, and Charles E. Langworthy
 

iii.

Arthur B. Chamberlain b. Jan 1885 in Vermont; living in Newark, N.J. in 1916, but returned home and was living with his mother in Castleton in 1920, where he worked at Foreland – Stone Mill



Generation No. 3

9.  Arthur Perry6 Brink (Washington Perry5, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 11 Nov 1855 in Stockbridge, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Hager, Albert D., The History of Early Chicago), and died 6 Dec 1916 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947).  He married Nina Maria Meader 6 Jan 1876 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900), daughter of Robert Meader and Sarah Ruger.  She was born 11 Jun 1857 in Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., NY (Source: Brink, Laurence Kaehler, Jr.), and died 26 Jul 1948 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA (Source: California Death Index, 1940-1997). Her brother Martin married A. P. Brink's sister Lucy.

Born in Vermont, Arthur moved to Chicago with his parents about 1859.  Brink's, the Money Movers: The Story of a Century of Service (1959), reported that after the death of the founder, Perry Brink,

"...the affairs of the company were left in the hands of Arthur Perry Brink who had joined his father in 1873 at the age of eighteen.  In spite of his youth, "A.P." was a capable and farsighted businessman.  His associates of later years describe him as brisk, lively and energetic."

Brink's Express with A. P. Brink at far right

A. P. Brink is at the far right
Reprinted with permission from Brink’s: The Money Movers (1959)

In 1879 Brink's Chicago City Express Company went public and A.P. subscribed to 20 shares at $100 per share.  Brink was named vice president and assistant superintendent.  In 1880 he was in Lake View, Cook Co.  In 1886 he became superintendent and by 1895 assumed the title of manager.  The 1900 census shows him at 1532 Sheridan Rd., Chicago – an express manager, and he was still in Chicago in 1910.

The Brink's book says that A.P. Brink resigned from the company in 1912 and went to California a year after his son Percy quit to move west.  However, the Chicago City Directory for 1916 still shows "Brink, Arthur P., express, h. 4450 N. Winchester Ave."

The History of Early Chicago, Modern Chicago and its Settlement, Early Chicago, and the Northwest by Albert D. Hager lists the following:

ARTHUR P. BRINK, vice-president of Brink's Chicago City Express, was born in Stockbridge Vt., November 11, 1855. His parents, W. P. Brink and Fidelia S. Brink, came to Chicago in the year 1857. In 1859, Mr. Brink commenced the express business, and continued it up to 1862, when he formed what was known as Brink's Express, of which he remained proprietor up to the time of his death, which occurred July 23, 1874. His wife, Fidelia S. Brink, died January 1, 1875. Arthur P. was engaged with his father in the express business up to the time of the latter's death, and carried it on for two years afterward under his own name. In 1876, he took in as a partner J. J. Luther, and continued as Brink & Luther up to the year 1879, when they consolidated with the Chicago City Express Company, being a stock company, with the following officers: B. Schermerhorn, president; A. P. Brink, vice-president; J. J. Luther, treasurer; and J. W. Bradley, secretary. Mr. Brink took up his residence in Ravenswood in the fall of 1877. He was married January 6. 1876, to Nina M. Meader, of Plattsburg, N. Y. They have two children --  Percy A. and Cora F. 

Nina Meader Brink was a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Volume 69 carried the following:

[p.172] Mrs. Nina Meader Brink.
DAR ID Number: 68465
Born in Plattsburg, N. Y.
Wife of Arthur Perry Brink.
Descendant of Giddeon Ruger.
Daughter of Robert Wood Meader (1814-84) and Sarah Ann Ruger (b. 1817), his wife, m. 1845.
Granddaughter of John Ruger (1782-1865) and Mary Ames (1796-1859), his wife.
Gr-granddaughter of Giddeon Ruger and Mary Ferris (1746-1848), his wife.
Giddeon Ruger served as private in 14th regiment, Albany County, New York militia. He was born, 1743, in Delft, Holland; died in Plattsburg, N. Y. 

After A. P.’s death Nina and her daughter Olive lived at 4257 Broadway, Chicago in 1920, but by 1930 had moved to Los Angeles and were living with son Percy A. Brink.

Children of Arthur Perry Brink and Nina Meader, born Chicago, Cook Co., IL:

 

i.

Cora Fidelia7 Brink

b. 24 Oct 1876 (Source: Brink, Laurence Kaehler, Jr.); d. 24 Nov 1976 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA (Source: California Death Index, 1940-1997); m. William Stevenson Tyson 1 Jun 1904 in Chicago; son of William H. H. and Louisa S. Tyson; b. 28 Jan 1870 in New Jersey (Source: (1) Brink, Laurence Kaehler, Jr., (2) 1900 Census, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois); d. 18 Jan 1945 in Chicago (Source: Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916-1950).
  Cora and William have not been located in the 1910 census, but in 1920 were living at 1955 Sunnyside Ave., Chicago and he was an office clerk for International Harvester.  In they were living at 445 Winchester Ave., and William was a clerk for the railroad.

21.

ii.

Percival Arthur Brink b. 5 May 1878
 

iii.

Lester Eugene Brink b. 22 May 1886 (Source: Brink, Laurence Kaehler, Jr.); d. 19 Feb 1890 in Chicago (Source: Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916)
 

iv.

Olive Margaret Brink

b. 23 Jun 1889 (Source: Social Security Death Index); d. 8 Sep 1965 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA (Source: (1) Social Security Death Index, (2) California Death Index, 1940-1997).
  Olive was listed as an advertising solicitor in the 1916 Chicago City Directory, but before 1930 moved to Pasadena, CA with her mother.




10.  Lucy Fidelia6 Brink (Washington Perry5, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 15 Sep 1857 in Stockbridge, Windsor Co., VT, and died 26 Feb 1908 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916).  She married Martin Cyrus Meader 6 Jan 1876 in Chicago (Source: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900), son of Robert Meader and Sarah Ruger.  He was born 29 Jun 1854 in Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., NY, and died 5 Nov 1899 in Chicago (Source: Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916). His sister Nina married Lucy's brother A. P. Brink.

According to her father’s 1877 probate records, the Meaders were living in Elgin, Kane Co., IL.  They were listed there in the 1880 census where M. C. Meader worked in a watch factory.  In 1900 the Meader family was living in Lake View, Chicago.  Lucy Brink Meader was listed as “M. C. Meader”, rather than Mrs. M. C. Meader.

Children of Lucy Brink and Martin Meader, born in Chicago, Cook Co., IL:

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Frank Robert7Meader

b. 10 Nov 1878

23.

ii.

Edna May Meader b. 24 Feb 1882; m. Frank Henry Henke and Frederick A. Cushman
24.

iii.

Roy Cyrus Meader b. 20 Oct 1884



11.  Herbert B.6 Brink (Marshall Decator5, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born in January 1863 in Vermont (Source: 1900 Census, Manhattan, New York Co., New York), and died 7 Aug 1928 in Bronx Co., NY (Source: Ancestry.com: Thomas & Nellie McCarthy Heaphy Family Tree).      He married Julia Donnelly, daughter of Michael Donnelly and Honora Burnell,about 1888 in New York.  She was born 10 December 1861 in Ireland (Source: 1900 Census, Manhattan, New York Co., New York).

In 1900 Herbert and Julia Brink and family were in Manhattan where he worked as a day laborer. In 1910 he was a hostler at a stable, and by 1920 they had moved to the Bronx where he was a hostler for the police department.

Children of Herbert Brink and Julia Donnelly:

25.

i.

Helen H.7Brink

b. Feb 1889 in New York; m. John J. Heaphy

26.

ii.

Joseph H. Brink b. 25 Aug 1890 in Manhattan, New York Co., NY
 

iii.

Catherine Brink b. 20 Dec 1891 in Manhattan, New York Co., NY (Source: New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962); d. Feb 1964 in New York (Source: Social Security Death Index)
 

iv.

Herbert W. Brink b. 20 Mar 1896 in Manhattan, New York Co., NY (Source: New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962); m. Millicent ________ abt. 1924 in New York; b. abt. 1898 in New York (Source: 1930 Census, Bronx, New York).
  In 1930 Herbert and Millicent were living in the Bronx where he worked as a policeman. He is also listed as a policeman in the 1931 Manhattan & Bronx Residents Directory.



12.  Frank Horace6 Brink (Marshall Decator5, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born about 1864 in Vermont.  He married (1) Edith G. Pratt 6 Oct 1885 in Cook Co., IL (Source: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900), daughter of George and Adeline Pratt.  She was born in August 1865 in Illinois (Source: 1900 Census, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota). He married (2) Dora Eveline Shook Ely 15 Sept 1889 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900), daughter of E. A. and A. L. Shook.  She was born abt 1864 in Nashville, Jackson Co., IA and died 8 Mar 1893 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1922).  She was the widow of Albert C. Ely and is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Chicago.

In the 1880 census Frank Brink was a servant-farm laborer on the Chauncey Hewitt farm in Sudbury, Rutland Co., VT.  By 1888 he shows in the Chicago Voter Registration at 144 Walnut St.  The list states that he had been in the State 6 years.  He also shows in the voter lists for 1890 and 1892.

Frank and Edith divorced in 1889. The Daily Inter-Ocean newspaper in Chicago carried two notices of the divorce proceedings:

Saturday, 6 July 1889
74216 -Edith G. Brink vs Frank H. Brink, Bill for divorce for cruelty.  A. V. Tagert, atty.

Saturday, 17 August 1889
DIVORCE - 3385, Edith G. Brink from Frank H. Brink, for adultery

Frank remarried in September to Dora Shook Ely and Edith Pratt Brink remarried 26 Dec 1889 in Kane Co., IL (Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900), to Frank Brink's cousin Frank McAllister.

Frank Brink’s whereabouts after his second wife’s death in 1893 have not been located. There is however a death record for a Frank Brink in Chicago on 6 May 1928, but it is not known if that is him.

Children of Frank Brink and Edith Pratt:

27.

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Roy Arthur7 Brink

b. 7 Sep 1886 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL

28.

ii.

Robert Howard Brink b. 7 Jan 1888 in Elgin, Kane Co., IL



13.  Nellie M.6 Brink (Marshall Decator5, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born in January 1870 in New York (Source: 1900 Census, Caldwell, Warren Co., New York).  She married (1) L. D. Tripp.  She married (2) Frank J. Putnam about 1907.  He was born about 1872 in New York.

In 1900 Nellie and her two children were living with her mother in Caldwell, Warren Co., NY.  Helen was listed as ‘married’ but her husband was not listed with her.  By 1910 she was married to Frank Putnam.  He was a house carpenter and she a tailoress.

Her son’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card listed his mother as a dependent, although she has not been located in the 1920 census.

Children of Nellie Brink Tripp:
 

i.

Helen L.7 Tripp

b. July 1892 in New York; living with family in 1910, ae. 16 yrs.

 

ii.

Clair Cecil Tripp b. 24 Nov 1895 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY (Source: WWI Draft Registration Card); d. 1962 (Source: Caldwell Cemetery, Lake George Village, Warren County, New York)
   He was a carpenter for Frank N. Smith in Lake George, NY in 1917 (Source:  WWI Draft Registration Card), and in 1920 was cutting ice at Lake George
 

iii.

Child Tripp b. and d. bef. 1900 census

       

14.  Permelia I.6 Titus (Almira Julia5 Brink, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 8 Feb 1859 in Bath, Grafton Co., NH (Source: (1) 1900 Census, Haverhill, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, (2) Noyes Family at rootsweb.com), and died 8 May 1912 in Haverhill, Grafton Co., NH (Source: Noyes Family at rootsweb.com).  She married, as his second wife, Isaac Pike 21 June 1882 in Whitefield, Coos Co., NH (Source: New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920), son of Isaac Pike and Sarah Morse.  He was born 15 May 1829 in Haverhill (Source: Noyes Family at rootsweb.com), and died 11 Dec 1901 in Haverhill (Source: Noyes Family at rootsweb.com).

In the 1880 census Permelia was doing housework for the Rev. George McLaughlin family in Littleton, NH.  By 1900 she was married and living in Haverhill, NH where her husband Isaac Pike was tax collector.  She was still there in 1910, widowed.

Isaac Pike was married first to Mary Lather.  His four children from his first marriage were all older than his second wife Permelia.  An early biography appeared in the Gazetteer of Grafton County, N.H., 1709-1886 by Hamilton Child, Syracuse, N.Y.: H. Child, June 1886.

BIOGRAPHIES AND PARTIAL GENEALOGIES OF THE EARLY SETTLERS AND PROMINENT RESIDENTS OF HAVERHILL NH

ISAAC PIKE, born May 15, 1829, son of Isaac and Sally, is treasurer of the A. F. Pike Manufacturing Company, and has the general oversight of the manufacturing at Pike Station. He is a man of strict honesty and of careful business habits. He has had five children, has lost two by death, one of whom being his only son, Bion W., aged 19 years. His children now living are Mr. John D. Hilliker of Littleton NH, Mrs. George Wilson of Bradford VT and an infant daughter.

The book also carried the following article about the A. F. Pike Manufacturing Company.

A.F. PIKE MANUFACTURING COMPANY.--The A.F. Pike Manufacturing Company was organized in 1883, just fifty years after Isaac Pike began the manufacture of Whetstones in Haverhill, and is the direct successor of A.F. Pike who continued the business of his father from 1860 to 1883.   The company consists of A.F. Pike, E.B. Pike, Isaac Pike, Charles Pike and Charles G. Smith. A.F. Pike is president and general director; E.B. Pike is vice-president and has the active management of the business outside the office; Isaac Pike is treasurer and has the general oversight of the manufacturing at Pike Station; and Charles Pike is superintendent of the quarrying and cutting of the stone before they are taken to the mill to be ground.

The capital of the company is $70,000.00.  They manufacture all kinds of scythe-stones and whetstones for sharpening edge-tools.  Their principal quarries are in Haverhill, Piermont and Lisbon, NH and their ledges contain a stone which is better adapted for sharpening scythes and edge-tools that anything else.  The stone is of a sharp, gritty character, lying in ledges, and is broken out with the grain, so that the strength is not impaired, and makes a strong, durable sharpener, hard enough to cut any steel.  These whetstones do not glaze. The layers are so thin that one after another wears off, and a new, fresh surface is all the time exposed.

Besides there they receive and handle stone in large quantities from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Arkansas, Nova Scotia, England, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, Turkey and from other parts of the world. They have their agencies in New York, Chicago, St. Louis and Baltimore.  In their different quarries and mills they employ a large force of workmen, and are converting the stones of these barren ledges into articles of indispensable usefulness, which to them and to the town of Haverhill are a constant source of revenue.  Their business is annually enlarging, and if capital, industry, energy and wise business plans are rewarded with Success, the A.F. Pike Mfg. Co." must stand at the front in their line of business.

Children of Permelia Titus and Isaac Pike, born Haverhill, Grafton Co., NH:

29.

i.

Minna Isabella7 Pike

b. Nov 1884; m. Guy Garfield Day

 

ii.

Daughter Pike stillborn 2 Feb 1885 (Source: New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947)  NOTE:  The record reads 1885, but that would mean she was stillborn three months after her sister Minna.  It is likely that one of the years in these records is incorrect.
 

iii.

Isaac Watson [Watson] Pike b. 3 Feb 1889 (Source: New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900)
  His 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card listed him as a clerk for M. W. Field in Woodsville, NH.  In 1920 Watson Pike was a clerk in a grocery store and in 1930 was listed as a salesman – grocery store.  His 1942 U.S. World War II Draft Registration Card still showed him employed by M. W. Field.



15.  Walter Horace6 Brink (Merritt Alonzo5, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 28 Nov 1874 in Groton, Caledonia Co., VT, and died 27 Jul 1945 in Bethel, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont).  He married Bessie Bird Maxham 9 Oct 1900 in Bethel, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont), daughter of Frank Maxham and Rowena Rogers.  She was born 11 Apr 1884 in Bethel, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont), and died 18 Aug 1963 in Rutland, Rutland Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont).

Walter lived in Groton and Stockbridge (Gaysville), VT before settling in Bethel by 1900.  He lived there the remainder of his life where he was a farmer.  The 1920 census for Bethel lists him as a farmer in Lillieville, and the 1930 as a dairy farmer.  In 1900, before her marriage, Bessie was a housemaid for the Soles Hoisington family in Bethel.  The only other information located on Bessie Brink are two notes in local newspapers.

Bethel Courier, Bethel, VT.
17 Feb 1910
Lillieville - Mrs. Bessie Brink is in a very critical condition.  She has three small children, and is sick so she cannot do her work.  Dr. Fletcher of Gaysville attends her.  We hope the Sunshiners or some one will do what they can for her.

White River Herald and News, Randolph, VT.
16 Nov 1916
Lillieville - Mrs. Walter Brink is ill and Dr. Fletcher of Gaysville is in attendance.

Bessie recovered however and lived another 50 years.  She died of a cerebral hemorrhage while passing through the town of Wallingford, Vt.

Walter and Bessie are buried in Fairview Cemetery, Bethel.

Children of Walter Brink and Bessie Maxham, born Bethel, Windsor Co., VT:

30.

i.

Guy Walter7 Brink

b. 8 Sep 1902

31.

ii.

Ray Bird Brink b. 19 Jan 1904
32.

iii.

Eva Lula Brink b. 15 Jun 1906; m. Carroll Ernest Dewey
 

iv.

Max Harold Brink

b. 17 Apr 1911 (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont); d. Jul 1987 in Keene, Cheshire Co., NH (Source: Social Security Death Index); m. Alfreda Cora Gore, dau. of Ransom Gore and Bernice Hurley, 6 Jul 1935 in Bennington, Bennington Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont).
  Max served in the U. S. Army in WWII.  His World War II Army Enlistment Record showed he enlisted 1 Sept 1943, that he was married at the time, and he had been a tractor or truck driver in civilian life. He resided in Swanzey and Keene, NH.

 

v.

Avis Mildred Brink b. 20 Feb 1914 in Bethel, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont);  m. Richard Frank Towne 28 May 1932 in Pittsfield, Rutland Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont); b. 11 Mar 1899 in Pittsfield, Rutland Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont).
33.

vi.

Gladys Leah Brink

b. 16 Nov 1915; m. Gardner Baker

34.

vii.

Gerald Edmund Brink b. 3 Jan 1919
 

viii.

Grace Muriel Brink b. 15 Nov 1920 (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont); d. 3 Jan 1991 in Middlebury, Addison Co., VT (Source: Vermont Death Index, 1981-2001): m. Israel Layfayette Blanchard, son of Eli J. Blanchard and Della Layfayette, 2 Dec 1936 in Sherburne, Rutland Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont); b. 21 Mar 1914 in Sherburne, Rutland Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont); d. 23 May 1989 in Rutland, Rutland Co., VT (Source: Vermont Death Index, 1981-2001).
 

ix.

Bessie E. [Betty] Brink  



16.  Annie Augusta6 Rogers (Adeline Roermina5 Brink, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 29 May 1873 in Stockbridge, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont), and died 11 Feb 1953 in Rochester, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont).  She married William Isaac Jones 3 Jan 1894 in Stockbridge (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont), son of Isaac Turner Jones and Anna Follansbee.  He was born 4 Oct 1869 in Stockbridge (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont), and died 5 Mar 1916 in Stockbridge (Source: Gravestone, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Gaysville, Stockbridge, Windsor Co., Vermont).

Except for the 1880 census, the earliest located record of Annie Rogers was the following in Notes from the Past in Stockbridge as Posted in the Herald and Bethel Courier for 24 Feb 1887 which said:  “Annie Rogers has a new Estey organ”.

Fred and Annie Rogers

Fred and Annie Rogers
Children of Addie Brink Rogers

Annie and her husband William Jones were third cousins through her maternal Jones line.  The 1900 census shows William as a farmer in Stockbridge.  The 1910 lists the family on “Stony Brook” in Stockbridge where he was a lumberman.

William Jones died unexpectedly of pneumonia.  The following note appeared in the White River Valley Herald and News, Randolph, VT.   9 March 1916.

South Stockbridge ... W. I. Jones died Saturday night of pneumonia, following the grip.  Miss Kate Jones was called home from Rochester Sunday by the sudden death of her father.  Miss Holden from the Randolph sanatorium came Saturday afternoon to care for W. I. Jones

His obituary in the White River Valley Herald and News for 16 Mar. 1916 reported:

The death of William I. Jones which occured the first hour of the first day of the week March 5, 1916, after a brief illness with pneumonia which developed the preceeding Thursday, was a severe shock to his friends and the community. He had been confined to the house several days with a severe cold or grip, but no one had thought of his being seriously ill and the intelligence of his death came as a crushing weight. It seemed we could not have it so, forgetting in our great loss that our ways are not those of our Heavenly Father; His will, not ours. Even now it is difficult in the spirit of the Master to say, "Thy will, not mine, be done."

William Jones was the son of Isaac and Anna (Follansbee) Jones. He was born in the pleasant farmhouse where he had always lived which was the home of his father and grandfather. His grandparents, Isaac and Deborah (Norris) Jones, were among the first settlers of Stockbridge. They came from Connecticut and took up a tract of government land in South Stockbridge. In 1831 their house was completed and set in order just in time for the arrival of their little son Isaac, William's father.

William was born Oct. 5, 1869, a day memorable for the great flood throughout New England. His father's mill was swept away, which was an incident of no consequence to him as the birth of his little son filled the home with a radiance of light that dissolved its every shadow. In the development of this precious life it has ever been the cheerful reflection of the clear warm sunlight of a happy home.

Jan. 6, 1894, Mr. Jones married Annie Rogers of this town. The union was blessed by the birth of one daughter, Katie Belle Jones, and one son, Arthur William Jones, now fourteen years of age. The eighteenth birthday of the beloved daughter, the day of her blossoming into sweet womanhood, was the Father's birthday in Heaven. Besides his wife and children he leaves to suffer the irreparable loss his sister, Etta, the wife of Charles Montgomery of Richmond, VA. We regret the sister was unable to come. The family tie was unusually strong, the inmates of the home unusually happy and all friends were received with hearty welcome.

Mr. Jones will be greatly missed not only in his home, but in all the social, business and religious activities of our town. He was a willing, cheerful helper of our churches, a member of the Masonic lodge at Bethel, a member of Good Will grange and a charter member of the Woodmen in this town, ever loyal and faithful to them all.

He has served our town as school director at different times and was just completing his second term on the board of selectmen. He kept up his father's saw mill and added wood turning machinery. He leaves a happy useful life among men. His deeds are faithfully garnered in the hearts of those who knew him. As we endeavor to close up the ranks, we are thankful for his life, his energy, his cheerfulness, his loyalty and an assurance that he is rejoicing with loved ones who have passed before in the nearer presence of the Common father. We cannot doubt that he has received the welcome plaudit, "Well done, good and faithful servant."

The sacred funeral service was held at his home Wednesday March 8, at 11:30 am, Rev. Verdi M. Martin officiated. The funeral directors were Martin L. Wyman and Andrew H. Harrington. The bearers were Leslie Newell, Martin Wyman, Burns Osgood and Frank Gould. This service was attended by a large number of mourning friends. The Masons came in a body and their service seemed unusually sacred. The floral tributes were many and beautiful; each blossom bore its message of love and sympathy.

Oh, cease to mourn and lift the voice,
                the manly voice from o'er the tide,
The counsel speaketh, "All is well,
                None changed in death, but glorified."
                (V.M.M.)

Gaysville ...  A Card -- We wish to thank the neighbors friends and lodges for the kindness and sympathy shown us and the beautiful flowers given at the time of our great sorrow.

Mrs. Annie Jones
Katie and Arthur Jones

Born and raised in Stockbridge, Annie remained there until about 1923 when she moved to nearby Rochester.  She was worthy matron of the Rochester Order of the Eastern Star from 1926 to 1928.

William and Annie are buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Stockbridge. 

  William I. Jones / born Oct. 5, 1869 / died / Mar. 5, 1916 /
       with marble stake   M W A  (W is raised)

  Annie R. Jones / born / May 29, 1873 / Died / Feb. 11, 1953
       (Eastern Star symbol)
       small stone "Maria" in front of Annie's   

Children of Annie Rogers and William Jones, born Stockbridge, Windsor Co., VT:

35.

i.

Katie Belle 7 Jones

b. 5 Mar 1898; m. William Orlando Kent

36.

ii.

Arthur William Jones b. 25 Mar 1902



17.  Fred Elbert6 Rogers (Adeline Roermina5 Brink, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 5 Sep 1877 in Stockbridge, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont), and died in Chicago, Cook Co., IL 17 Mar 1947 (Source: Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947).    He married (1) Effie M. Swinyer, daughter of George Swinyer and Mary J. Odett, 20 Mar 1903 in Stockbridge (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont).  She was born 4 Feb 1881 in Starksboro, Addison Co., VT, and died 19 Mar 1906.  He married (2) Adeline May Brink between 1910 - 1920, daughter of Horace Augustus and Julia Brink.  She was born in Dec 1875 in Illinois (Source: 1900 Census, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois).

Fred and Annie Rogers

Fred and Annie Rogers
Children of Addie Brink Rogers

Fred lived in Wilder, VT in 1905 as a note in the Bethel Courier, Bethel, Vermont of 31 Aug 1905 states that “Fred Rogers and wife were called from Wilder last week Wednesday by the death of his mother Addie Rogers”.    His first wife Effie died six months later and is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Bethel, Windsor Co., VT.

Gravestone of Effie Swinyer Jones, Fairview Cemetery, Bethel, VT

Gravestone of Effie Swinyer Jones, Fairview Cemetery, Bethel, VT

By 1910 he had moved to Chicago and left his son back in Stockbridge to be cared for by his sister Kate Boutwell.  Fred was living with his mother’s brother Horace Brink and was working as a street car motorman.  By 1920 he was married to his Uncle Horace’s daughter Adeline, was living in Harvey, Cook Co., IL and working as a machinist at a Gas Motor Co.  A nephew, Donald Jones, remembers that Fred used to come back to Vermont from Chicago for visits.  He says that Fred was a Brink's guard.  The 1930 census does show Fred in Chicago and employed as a messenger for an express company.  His death certificate shows that that was still his occupation in 1947. There was even a note in the White River Valley Herald and News, Randolph, Vt., 9 Mar 1916, which read:

Gaysville ... Fred Rogers of Chicago, a former resident, arrived last Thursday to visit his many relatives and friends here.

A niece, Katie Jones Kent, said in a 1978 interview that Fred Rogers had been married three times and that he divorced his second wife.

Child of Fred Rogers and Effie Swinyer:

37.

i.

Elbert George7 Rogers

b. abt. 1905 in Vermont




18.  Adeline May6 Brink (Horace Augustus5 , Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born in Dec 1875 in Illinois (Source: 1900 Census, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois.  She married (1) Roy Emerson McAllister 8 Jan 1895 in Cook Co., IL (Source: (1) Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900., (2) Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900), son of Lyman McAllister and Frances Ellen French.  He was born 5 Oct 1874 in Whiting, Addison Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont), and died 31 Mar 1955 in Hennepin Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002).  She married (2) Fred Elbert Rogers between 1910 - 1920, son of Elbert Rogers and Adeline Brink.  He was born 5 Sep 1877 in Stockbridge, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont) , and died in Chicago, Cook Co., IL 17 Mar 1947 (Source: Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947).

Addie’s first husband, Roy Emerson McAllister, was her second cousin.  Her grandmother, Permelia McAllister Brink, and Roy’s grandfather, William Ira McAllister, were sister and brother.  Addie’s second husband, Fred Elbert Rogers, was actually her first cousin.  Her father and his mother were siblings.   Her first husband Roy McAllister and second husband Fred Rogers were therefore second cousins as well.

In 1900 Addie and Roy were living in Chicago where he was a motorman.  About 1902 the family moved to Minnesota where Roy shows in the 1905 Minnesota State census as a bartender living at 2511 25th Ave, Minneapolis.  In 1910 they were sharing a home with his mother in Minneapolis.  By 1916 Roy and Adeline were divorced and he was married to Margaret.   Fred Rogers was a widower when he married Addie.  They were living in Harvey, Cook Co., IL and he was working as a machinist at a Gas Motor Co.  The 1930 census shows Addie and Fred in Chicago and employed as a messenger for Brinks Express. She was listed as his wife in his 1947 death certificate which may indicate that she was still living at the time.  Fred Rogers is buried in Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago.

Child of Adeline Brink and Roy McAllister is:
 

i.

Lawrence Howard7McAllister

b. Dec 1896 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: 1900 Census, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois)
   In 1920 he was a bank bookkeeper living with his cousin Robert Brink in Aldrich, Wadena Co., Minnesota.



19.  Frank Nelson6 Chamberlain (Permelia Ann [Minnie]5 Brink, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born in Aug 1871 in Rochester, Windsor Co., VT (Source: 1900 Census, Rutland, Rutland Co., Vermont), and died 15 Oct 1936 at Pondville Hospital, in Norfolk, Norfolk Co., MA (Source: Massachusetts State Archives Records 1841-1910, NEHGS Web Images).  He married Mary I. Fay 27 Jun 1898 in Marlow, Cheshire Co., NH (Source: New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920) daughter of Robert Cochran Fay and Evaline Laura Hooper.  She was born Mar 1876 in Hanover, Grafton Co., NH (Source: 1900 Census, Rutland, Rutland Co., Vermont).

Frank was a foster son.  His death certificate gives the names of his parents and foster parents as Father: Austin Gillette; Foster Father: Charles Chamberlain; Mother: Rose Chamberlain; Foster Mother: Minnie Brink.
 
In 1900 the family lived at 50 Castleton St., Rutland, VT.  In 1910 they were in Hartford, CT, but by 1916 had moved to Jamaica Plain, MA.  In 1920 they were in Boston, but by 1930 Frank had settled in Medford, MA, their residence at the time of his death.  Frank Chamberlain was a scale mechanic.

Child of Frank Chamberlain and Mary Fay:
38.

i.

Evelyn Minnie7Chamberlain

b. 16 Apr 1899 in Vermont; m. Clarence R. Barker




20.  Gertrude May6 Chamberlain (Permelia Ann [Minnie]5 Brink, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 21 Aug 1874 in Bethel, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont), and died in 1957.  She married (1) George Francis Stacey 26 Sep 1892 in Rutland, Rutland Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont), son of Predore Stacey and Delia Fitzpatrick.  He was born 6 Jan 1872 in East Boston, Suffolk Co., MA (Source:Massachusetts State Archives Births 1841-1910, v. 243, p. 177).  She married (2) William A. Cutting in 1897, son of Addison Cutting and Ella Grover.  He was born 24 Apr 1876 in Andover, Windsor Co., VT, and died 4 Oct 1915 in Castleton, Rutland Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont).  She married (3) Jerome Bonaparte Hopkins about 1916, son of John B. Hopkins and Elizabeth J. Stow.  He was born 6 Jun 1875 in Washington Co., NY (Source: WWI Draft Registration Card), and died in 1921.  She married (4) Charles E. Langworthy about 1923, son of Zenas Linus Langworthy and Frances Jane Durkee.  He was born 1 Mar 1880 in Argyle, Washington Co., NY (Sources: (1) 1930 Census, Argyle, Washington Co., New York, (2) Ancestry.com, Renee Zamora Posting [2007]), and died 14 Sep 1957 in Glens Falls, Warren Co., NY (Source: Ancestry.com, Renee Zamora Posting [2007]).

At the time of her first marriage in 1892, Gertie was living in Rutland and George Stacey was a marble cutter living in Cambridge, VT.  An announcement of the nuptials appeared in the Rutland Daily Herald, Tuesday, 27 Sept 1892.

Married
In Rutland, September 26, at the residence of the bride's parents by Rev. H. S. Fiske, George F. Stacy of Cambridge, Mass. and Gertie M. Chamberlain of Rutland.

In 1900 Gertie was married to William Cutting and lived in Castleton, VT where he was a teamster.  By 1910 they were farming at Pond Hill, Castleton.  William Cutting died in 1915 of tuberculosis at the age of 35 leaving his wife and two children.

By 1916 Gertie was married to her third husband, Jerome Hopkins, and living in Argyle, NY.  He had been married before to Chloe Boulier who died giving birth to a daughter Flora Hopkins in 1898. His WWI Draft Registration Card in 1918 gave his name as Jerome Bonipart Hopkins, his birth date as 6 June 1875, his occupation as farmer, and stated he had a withered left arm and leg.  They were still in Argyle when the 1920 census was taken, and were presumable still there when Jerome died in 1921.

Gertrude’s fourth husband, Charles Langworthy, gave his birth date as 1 March 1881 in his WWI Draft Registration Card, but he was 3 months old when the 1880 census was taken.  In 1930 they were living in Argyle where he was a hotel worker.  Charles Langworthy is buried in Union Cemetery, Fort Edward, Washington Co., NY. Gertrude is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT with her parents, second husband William Cutting and third husband Jerome Hopkins.

Children of Gertrude Chamberlain and William Cutting:

 

i.

Bernard Chamberlain7Cutting

b. 14 Jul 1898 in Vermont (Source: (1) Social Security Death Index, (2) WWI Draft Registration Card); d. 8 Dec 1989 in Lawton, Van Buren, MI (Source: Michigan Deaths, 1971-1996); m. (1) Esther Cecilia Stevenson 31 Mar 1923 in Paw Paw, Van Buren Co., MI (Source: Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925), dau. of Allen Stevenson and Cecilia Fletcher; b. 19 Apr 1894 in Michigan (Source: Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995); d. 27 Feb 1957 in Paw Paw (Source: Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995); m. (2) Marian Irene Swain, dau. of David Swain and Edith G. Latta; b. 27 Oct 1900 in East Leroy, Calhoun Co., MI; d. 19 Mar 1963 in Paw Paw, Van Buren Co., MI (Source: Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995); m. (3) Dorothy E. _______; b. 11 Mar 1909 (Source: Michigan Deaths, 1971-1996); d. 5 May 1996 in Oshtemo, Kalamazoo, MI (Source: Michigan Deaths, 1971-1996).
  Bernard’s WWI Draft Registration Card gives his birth date and states that he was an order clerk for the Vermont Marble Company, Boston, Mass.
  Bernard and wives Esther and Dorothy are buried together in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Paw Paw.

 

ii.

Gladys M. Cutting

b. abt. 1903 in New York (Source: 1930 Census, Bedford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts); m. Harold T. Collins abt. 1918; b. abt. 1896 in Vermont (Source: 1930 Census, Bedford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts).
  In 1920 they were living in Derry, Rockingham Co., NH and he was a laborer on a dairy farm.
In 1930 they were in Bedford, Middlesex Co., MA and Harold was an auto mechanic.

 

iii.

Child Cutting b. and d. bet. 1900 - 1910 (Source: 1910 Census, Castleton, Rutland Co., Vermont).

Child of Gertrude Chamberlain and Jerome Hopkins:
 

iv.

John7Hopkins

b. 1917 in New York.




Generation No. 4

21.  Percival Arthur7 Brink (Arthur Perry6, Washington Perry5, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 5 May 1878 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: Brink, Laurence Kaehler, Jr. - 2007), and died 1 Oct 1970 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA (Source: California Death Index, 1940-1997).  He married (1) Maye Adelaide Kaehler 14 Jun 1899 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900), daughter of Peter Kaehler and Adelaide Blake.  She was born 23 Apr 1878 in Cedarburg, Ozaukee Co., WI (Source: (1) Greenwood, Elizabeth - The Brink's Family Express (1995), (2) Wisconsin Births, 1820-1907), and died 11 Mar 1949 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA (Source: California Death Index, 1940-1997).  He married (2) Helen M. Dean in 1915 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA (Source: Greenwood, Elizabeth - The Brink's Family Express (1995)).  She was born 23 Jan 1888 in Michigan (Source: California Death Index, 1940-1997), and died 17 Jan 1974 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA (Source: California Death Index, 1940-1997).

In the 1900 census Percy was listed twice, once with his parents on Sheridan Rd. in Chicago, and also with his wife at 965 Warner Ave., Lake View, Chicago.  He was listed as a cashier for an express company (Brinks).   He was still working as a cashier in 1910, but by 1920 was listed as a salesman for a motor truck firm.  By 1930 he was in Los Angeles working as a salesman for an automobile company.  His wife Helen was a stenographer for a stocks and bonds firm.  His mother Nina Meader Brink and sister Olive were living with them.

Percy’s first wife Maye had moved to Los Angeles before 1920 as she was living there with her children in the 1920 census.   She was listed as divorced.  By 1930 she had remarried to Carl E. Wilson, a biologist, and was living at 1341 Woodruff Ave. in Los Angeles.

Children of Percival Brink and Maye Kaehler, born Chicago, Cook Co., IL:

39.

i.

Marjorie8 Brink

b. 7 Nov 1901; m. Sherman John Royce

40.

ii.

Laurence Kaehler Brink b. 18 Sep 1903
 

iii.

Dorothy Adelaide Brink b. 24 Mar 1907 (Source: California Death Index, 1940-1997); d. 12 Jul 1989 in Orange Co., CA (Source: California Death Index, 1940-1997); m. William Mason.
  In the 1930 she was listed as a biologist.



22.  Frank Robert7 Meader (Lucy Fidelia6 Brink, Washington Perry5, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 10 Nov 1878 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: WWI Draft Registration Card) and died Mar 1922 (Source: One World Tree).  He married Blanche Mandel 5 Jun 1901 in Chicago, daughter of Charles Theodore Mandel and Jennie M. Foster.  She was born 21 Mar 1881 in Ohio (Sources: (1) 1900 Census, Lake View, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, (2) One World Tree).

In 1900 Frank was a clerk at Brinks Express.  In 1910 he was an express agent in Chicago, but by 1918 had moved to Los Angeles along with most of the Brink family.  His WWI Draft Registration Card listed him as a ship laborer at the L. A. Shipyard in San Pedro, CA.  In the 1920 census he was a buyer for a wholesale egg company. In the 1930 census his widow Blanche and children were still living in L. A.

Children of Frank Meader and Blanche Mandel:

 

i.

Virginia8Meader

b. 5 Mar 1904 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: Brink, Laurence Kaehler, Jr. - 2007)

41.

ii.

William Mandel Meader b. 3 Nov 1917 in Los Angeles Co., CA.



23.  Edna May7 Meader (Lucy Fidelia6 Brink, Washington Perry5, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 24 Feb 1882 in Chicago, Illinois, and died Jun 1965 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: Social Security Death Index).  She married (1) Frederick A. Cushman about 1909.  He was born in Nov 1886 in Maryland (Source: 1900 Census, Washington, District of Columbia), and died between 1910 and 1920.  She married (2) Frank Henry Henke, son of John C. Henke and Mary Janning.  He was born 16 Aug 1878 in Illinois (Source: WWI Draft Registration Card), and died 13 Jan 1950 in Cook Co., IL (Source: Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916-1950).

In 1910 Edna and Frederick Cushman were living in Chicago and he was a reporter for a mercantile agency.  In 1920 Edna was widowed and working as a house servant.  In 1930 she was remarried.  She and Frank Henke were living in Chicago where he was adepartment store buyer and she a department store saleslady.

Child of Edna Meader and Frederick Cushman:
 

i.

Frederic A.8Cushman

b. abt. 1910 in Illinois.




24.  Roy Cyrus7 Meader (Lucy Fidelia6 Brink, Washington Perry5, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 20 Oct 1884 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: Brink, Laurence Kaehler, Jr. - 2007), and died 24 Jun 1940 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916-1950).  He married Lillian _______.  She was born about 1887 in Illinois (Source: 1920 Census, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois).

In 1910 Roy was doing clerical work for Brink’s Express and living with his sister Edna and her husband Frederick Cushman in Chicago.  In 1920 he was married and was chief clerk for a banking company.  Roy Meader appears in a 1921 Brink's banquet photo (Brink's, The Money Movers).  The 1930 census shows he was still with Brink’s as a money messenger.

1921 Brink's Express Banquet
1921 Brink's Express Banquet
Roy Meader is third from left going clockwise around table

Children of Roy and Lillian Meader:
 

i.

Dorothy M.8 Meader

b. abt. 1911 in Illinois (Source: 1920 Census, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois)

 

ii.

Elaine E. Meader b. abt. 1914 in Illinois (Source: 1920 Census, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois)



25. Helen H.7 Brink (Herbert B.6, Marshall Decator5, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born Feb 1889 in New York (Source: 1900 Census, Manhattan, New York Co., New York).  She married John J. Heaphy about 1911 in New York.  He was born 7 Feb 1887 in Manhattan, New York Co., NY (Source: (1) 1930 Census, Bronx, New York., (2) WWI Draft Registration Card).

In 1920 and 1930 the Heaphy family was sharing a house in the Bronx, NY with Helen's parents.  John Heaphy was deputy tax commissioner for NYC.  His 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card shows that he had been a sergeant in the infantry for 8 years.
       
Children of Helen Brink and John Heaphy, born in New York:
 

i.

Julia8 Heaphy

 

 

ii.

John P. Heaphy  
 

iii.

Paul J. Heaphy b. 14 Mar 1916 (Source: Social Security Death Index); d. 17 Aug 1994 in Albany, Albany Co., NY (Source: Social Security Death Index)
 

iv.

Herbert Heaphy  
 

v.

James Heaphy  
 

vi.

Richard Heaphy  



26. Joseph H.7 Brink (Herbert B.6, Marshall Decator5, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 25 Aug 1890 in New York (Sources: (1) 1900 Census, Manhattan, New York Co., New York, (2) Social Security Death Index), and died Feb 1976 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT (Source: Social Security Death Index.).  He married Grace E. Gilroy about 1920 in New York.  She was born about 1894 in New York (Source: 1930 Census, Bronx, New York).

In 1920 Joseph H. Brink was living with his parents in the Bronx and was a police patrolman.  In 1930 he was a police sergeant in the Bronx.

Children of Joseph Brink and Grace Gilroy:
 

i.

Joseph8 Brink

 

42.

ii.

John Marshall [Pal] Brink b. 20 Nov 1922 in Bronx, NY
 

iii.

Herbert Brink  



27. Roy Arthur7 Brink (Frank H.6, Marshall Decator5, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 7 Sep 1886 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Sources: (1) 1900 Census, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, (2) WWI Draft Registration Card), and died 8 Jan 1944 in Cameron Co., TX (Source: Texas Death Index, 1903-2000).  He married Zoa Etheleen Bullard, daughter of Charles Frederick Bullard and Marilla Ann Snow.  She was born 4 Mar 1886 in Martin Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980), and died 23 Mar 1990 in Cameron Co., TX (Source: Texas Death Index, 1903-2000). Her sister Lelah married Erwin Waldo McAllister, her husband’s second cousin. (see the descendants of William Ira McAllister).

In the 1900 census Roy Brink was listed both with his parents and also in Big Lake, MN with John and Lucy McAllister Haven.  In 1910 he was lodging with Milton Kingsbury in Monticello, Wright Co., MN and working as a tinner in a tin shop.  His 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card listed him as farming for himself 6 miles SW of San Benito, Cameron Co., TX.  He had at that time a wife and one child. In his 1942 WWII Draft Registration Card Roy’s second cousin, Erwin W. McAllister, provided the name of his sister-in-law, Mrs. R. A. Brink,  882 No. Crockett, San Benito, TX, as someone who would always know his whereabouts.

Children of Roy Brink and Zoa Bullard:
 

i.

Child8 Brink

 

 

ii.

Merrills Ann Brink  
 

iii.

Richard Lee Brink  



28. Robert Howard7 Brink (Frank H.6, Marshall Decator5, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 7 Jan 1888 in Elgin, Kane Co., IL (Source: (1) WWI Draft Registration Card, (2) Minnesota Death Certificates Index), and died 1 Jul 1964 in Hennepin Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Certificates Index).  He married Hilda Smith, daughter of Henry Smith and Kathinka Jacobson.  She was born 12 Dec 1892 in Minnesota (Source: Minnesota Death Certificates Index), and died 7 Jun 1979 in Hennepin Co., MN (Sources: (1) Minnesota Death Certificates Index, (2) Social Security Death Index).

Robert Brink was living in Verndale, Wadena Co., MN when his WWI Draft Registration Card was signed on 5 June 1917.  The card indicates that he was a bank cashier, was single, and had lost the sight in one eye.  In 1920 he was married, was still a bank cashier, and was living in Aldrich, Wadena Co. By 1930 the family was in Minneapolis and Robert was a department store salesman.

Child of Robert Brink and Hilda Smith:
 

i.

Robert Howard8 Brink

 




29. Minna Isabella7 Pike (Permelia I.6 Titus, Almira Julia5Brink, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born in Nov 1884 in Haverhill, Grafton Co., NH (Source: 1900 Census, Haverhill, Grafton Co., New Hampshire).  She married Guy Garfield Day about 1904 in New Hampshire, son of Joseph Day and Carrie M. Humphrey.  He was born 3 Oct 1885 in Haverhill (Source: WWI Draft Registration Card), and died there 25 Oct 1931 (Source: Haverhill, Grafton Co., New Hampshire Directory - 1932).

Minna and Guy lived in Haverhill, NH.  In 1910 Guy was a locomotive fireman, in 1920 a railroad engineer, and in 1930 a locomotive fireman again.
       
Children of Minna Pike and Guy Day:
 

i.

Mildred L.8 Day

 

 

ii.

Doris Marguerite [Marguerite] Day

b. 30 Jan 1907 in Haverhill, Grafton Co., NH; d. 29 Aug 2003 in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., MA; m. Earl H. Douglas

 

iii.

Muriel W. Day

b. 11 Aug 1919 in Woodsville, Grafton Co., NH; d. 15 Jan 2003; m. _______ Abernathy

 

iv.

Dorothy M. Day

b. abt. 1921 in Woodsville, Grafton Co., NH; d. 12 Aug 2006 in St. Johnsbury, VT; m. Kenneth L. Walton.
  An obituary for Dorothy Day Walton appeared in The Caledonian-Record, St. Johnsbury, VT, Wednesday 16 Aug 2006.

Dorothy M. (Day) Walton, 85, passed away Aug. 12, 2006.

She was born in Haverhill, N.H. and raised in Woodsville, N.H., the youngest daughter of Guy G. and Minna (Pike) Day. She was a long-time resident of Falls Church, Va., and most recently a three-year resident of Woodbridge, Va.

She graduated from Woodsville High School in 1939, and Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She was a Navy nurse from 1944-51 and an elementary school teacher in the 1960s in Falls Church.She was predeceased by sisters, Mildred Abbott, Muriel Abernathy and Doris M. Douglas; and her husband, Kenneth L. Walton.

She is survived by daughters, Jan Edwards, of Bellingham, Wash., and Judith Ohleger and her husband Jon of Manassas, Va.; grandchildren, Andrew Ohleger and Kelsey Ohleger of Manassas, Va.; and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are by Pierce-Price Funeral Home. A graveside service will take place at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, at 1 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Capital Hospice, 6565 Arlington Blvd., Suite 501, Falls Church, VA 22042; or Oregon Nurses Foundation, oregonrn.org; or the Women in Military Service Memorial, womensmemorial.org




30. Guy Walter7 Brink (Walter Horace6, Merritt Alonzo5 Brink, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 8 Sep 1902 in Bethel, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont), and died 11 Jul 1956 in Rochester, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont).  He married Gladys Josephine Nichols 24 Dec 1926 in Bennington, Bennington Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont).  She was born about 1893 in Nova Scotia.

In 1926 at the time of his marriage he was a mill-hand.  In 1930 Guy was living in Bennington, Bennington Co., VT and working as a farm laborer.  At the time of his death he was doing mill work.  He is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Bethel, VT.
       
Children of Guy Brink and Gladys Nichols:
 

i.

Virginia Roweina8 Brink

b. and d. 17 Jan 1928 in Vermont (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont)

 

ii.

Audrey May Brink b. 4 Dec 1930 in Bennington, Bennington Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont); died bef. 26 Oct 2006
 

iii.

Vernon Ray Brink b. 28 Aug 1932 in Vermont (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont); d. 16 Aug 1988 in Randolph, Orange Co., VT (Sources: (1) Social Security Death Index, (2) Vermont Death Index, 1981-2001)
 

iv.

Arlene Ruth Brink

b. 5 Jul 1934 in Bethel, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont); d. 26 Oct 2006 in Randolph, Orange Co., VT (Sources: (1) Social Security Death Index., (2) Obituary).
   Obituary:

Arlene R. Brink, Rites
November 1, 2006
BARRE - Memorial services for Arlene R. "Gram" Brink, 72, of Barre, who died Oct. 26, 2006, in Randolph, were held Monday morning, Oct. 30, at the Day Funeral Home in Randolph, with Rev. Ronald E. Rilling officiating.

The Herald, Randolph, Vt
2 November 2006
Arlene R. Brink
BARRE - Arlene R. "Gram" Brink, 72, of Barre, died early Thursday morning, Oct. 26, 2006 at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph.

She was born July 5, 1934 in Bethel Lympus, the daughter of Guy and Gladys (Nichols) Brink. She had lived in Bethel, Boston, Mass., Rochester, and Randolph, before moving to Barre in 1998.

She had been a machine operator at Weyerhauser in Hancock, then Stanley Tool in Pittsfield, where she worked for 20 years before retiring in 1998. She had also worked at Ultramotive. She loved reading and spending time with her grand-children and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her sons: Charles Gomez and his wife, Rena, of Montpelier Jct.; and Paul Brink of Randolph; a daughter, Virginia Estivill and her husband, George, of Barre: seven grandchildren: Charles Estivill, Catherine Richard, George Estivill III, Crystal McDonald, Kara Gomez, Scarlet Morse, and Rebecca Brink; and 11 great-grandchildren: Patrick, Kayla and Christopher Richard, Delaney McDonald, Aidan Reynolds, Michael and Kendra Morse, Eric and Kaidan Brink, and Michael and Aliyah Badger.

She was predeceased by her brother Vernon, and her sisters, Virginia and Audrey Brink.

Memorial services were held Monday, Oct. 30 at the Day funeral Home in Randolph, with Rev. Ronald E. Rilling, officiating. Arlene’s daughter, Virginia, gave the eulogy, and shared the poem, "When I’m Gone." The song "Holes in the Floor of Heaven," was played. Melissa Badger read the poem, "Do Not Stand at My Grave and Cry." Rev. Rilling delivered the message and closed with prayer. "Amazing Grace," played on the bagpipe, closed the service.

Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery in Bethel. Jerry Kresconko carried the urn to the grave. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Porter Estivell, George "Nick" Estivill III, Patrick Richard, Tim Morse, Steve Reynolds, and Matt Holbrook. A reception followed at the United Church in Randolph.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Vermont Lung Association, 30 Farrell Street, Burlington, Vt. 05405.




31. Ray Bird7 Brink (Walter Horace6, Merritt Alonzo5 Brink, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 19 Jan 1904 in Bethel, Windsor Co., VT, and died 17 Apr 1992 in Randolph, Orange Co., VT (Source: Vermont Death Index, 1981-2001).  He married (1) Marguerite Aleck.    He married (2) Florence Luella Hebden 15 Dec 1954 in Bethel, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont), daughter of Robert Leslie Hebden and Lois Philena Wheeler.  She was born about 1922 in Framingham, Middlesex Co., MA, and had been married before to _______ Tarvitt.
       
Child of Ray Brink and Marguerite Aleck:
 

i.

Carol Lee8Brink

 

Child of Ray Brink and Florence Hebden:
 

ii.

Dana Ray8Brink

 




32. Eva Lula7 Brink (Walter Horace6, Merritt Alonzo5 Brink, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 15 Jun 1906 in Bethel, Windsor Co., VT, and died 20 June 1986 in Bennington, Bennington Co., VT (Source: Vermont Death Index, 1981-2001).  She married (1) Carroll Ernest Dewey 7 Mar 1925 in Randolph, Orange Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont), son of Maxwell E, Dewey and Flora S. Scribner.  He was born 3 Jul 1904 in Brookfield, Orange Co., VT, and died 13 Jun 1966 in Bennington, Bennington Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont).  She married (2) _______ Mylott.

Children of Eva Brink and Carroll Dewey:
 

i.

Ethel Roene8Dewey

 

 

ii.

Elizabeth Jean Dewey  
 

iii.

Joan Aster Dewey  
 

iv.

Carroll Seaton Dewey  
 

v.

Harold Wayne Dewey  
 

vi.

Agnes Irene Dewey  
 

vii.

Ronald Lee Dewey  
 

viii.

Norman Keith Dewey  



33. Gladys Leah 7 Brink (Walter Horace6, Merritt Alonzo5 Brink, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 16 Nov 1915 in Bethel, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont), and died 23 Apr 2003 (Source: Social Security Death Index).  She married Gardner J. Baker 1 Mar 1931 in Pittsfield, Rutland Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont), son of Amie Baker and Martha Parmenter.  He was born 26 Aug 1909 in Pittsfield (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont), and died 7 Apr 2004 in Randolph, Orange Co., VT (Source: Obituary).

Gardner Baker’s obituary appeared in the Barre - Montpelier Times Argus April 9, 2004.

April 8, 2004

Gardner Baker

PITTSFIELD - Gardner Baker, 94, of Pittsfield died Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph.

He was born Aug. 26, 1909, in Pittsfield, son of Amie and Martha (Parmenter) Baker. He attended Pittsfield schools, and was a lifetime Pittsfield resident. On March 1, 1931, he married Gladys Brink in Bethel. She predeceased him in 2003.

Baker was employed as the road commissioner for the town of Pittsfield for many years.

Survivors include a son, Robert Baker of Pittsfield; daughters, Beverly Babcock of Proctor, Lois Threshner of Braintree, Leah Brown of Elk Creek, Va., and Barbara Conant of Mendon; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A private burial will be held at the Fairview Cemetery in Bethel at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pittsfield First Response Squad, PO Box 843, Pittsfield, VT 05762. The Day Funeral Home in Randolph is in charge of the arrangements.

Children of Gladys Brink and Gardner Baker:
 

i.

Robert8 Baker

 

 

ii.

Beverly Baker  
 

iii.

Lois Baker  
 

iv.

Leah Baker  
 

v.

Barbara Baker  



34. Gerald Edmund7 Brink (Walter Horace6, Merritt Alonzo5 Brink, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 3 Jan 1919 in Bethel, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont), and died 9 Jan 1999 in Barre, Washington Co., VT (Source: Vermont Death Index, 1981-2001).  He married Phyllis Jay 28 Jun 1947 in Rochester, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont).  She was born 1926 in East Poultney, Rutland Co., VT (Source: Gravestone, Fairview Cemetery, Bethel, Windsor Co., Vermont), and died 19 Jul 1970 in Randolph, Orange Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont).
       
Children of Gerald Brink and Phyllis Jay:
 

i.

Nelberta Alice8 Brink

 

 

ii.

Ronald Arthur Brink  
 

iii.

Walter Jay Brink  
 

iv.

Deborah Jean Brink  
 

v.

Alan Dexter Brink  



35. Katie Belle7 Jones (Annie Augusta6 Rogers, Adeline Roermina5 Brink, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 5 Mar 1898 in Stockbridge, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Interview - Kent, Katie Jones - 9 September 1978), and died 29 Mar 1984 in Chelsea, Orange Co., VT (Source: Vermont Death Index, 1981-2001).  She married William Orlando Kent 8 Dec 1920 in Rochester, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont), son of Seymour Henry Kent and Lulu Isabel Eaton.  He was born 11 May 1898 in Granville, Addison Co., VT (Sources: (1) Interview - Kent, Katie Jones, (2) Interview - Katie Jones Kent), and died 22 Dec 1970 in Randolph, Orange Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont).

In 1920 Katie was boarding with the Frank Butler family on the Talc Co. Reservation in Rochester, VT where she was a stenographer.  William Kent was working on his home farm.  They married later that year.  In 1930 they were living on N. Main St., Rochester where William was a rural mail carrier, an occupation he followed for forty-four years.

The Rochester, Vt. History (1975) lists Katie as Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star for 1932-33, 1934-35, and 1985-66, and also District Deputy Grand Matron.  W. O. Kent was Worth Patron 1945-48, and 1965-68.  It also lists her as a librarian at the Rochester Library.  Katie was also clerk at the US post office in Rochester.

The author had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Katie Jones Kent at her home in Bethel, VT on 9 Sept 1978.

Katie, William and their son Billy are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Rochester.
Children of Katie Jones and William Kent:
 

i.

William Orlando8 Kent

b. 12 Nov 1925 in Rochester, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont); d. 10 Jul 1934 in Rochester (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont).
  At the age of 8 years Billy fell from a hayrack at home fracturing his skull; bur. with parents in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

ii.

Beverly Ann Kent  
 

iii.

Robert Lee Kent  



36. Arthur William7 Jones (Annie Augusta6 Rogers, Adeline Roermina5 Brink, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 25 Mar 1902 in Stockbridge, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Interview - Lillian Harvey Jones - 9 September 1978), and died 14 Sep 1970 in Rochester, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Interview - Lillian Harvey Jones).  He married Lillian Urbaleen Harvey 5 Jul 1924 in Bethel, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont), daughter of George Neusome Harvey and Lilla Julia Bush.  She was born 2 Aug 1904 in Rochester, Windsor Co., VT (Source: Interview - Lillian Harvey Jones), and died 16 Feb 1982 in Bethel, Windsor Co., VT (Sources: (1) Vermont Death Index, 1981-2001, (2) Social Security Death Index).

In 1920 Arthur was living at home in Rochester and working as a baker in a bakery.  In 1930 he was a machinist in a marble quarry.

The Rochester, Vt. History (1975) states: Bakeries - In 1910 John Aldrich had a bakery in the basement of the Ford Block where Bob-the-Baker Smith was in charge... Later owners were...  Arthur W. Jones, with Harry Manning, helper.

The author had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Lillian Harvey Jones at her home in Bethel, VT on 9 Sept 1978. 

Children of Arthur Jones and Lillian Harvey:
 

i.

Harvey Arthur8 Jones

b. 14 Aug 1925 in Rochester, Windsor Co., VT; d. 20 Apr 2003 in Vermont.

 

ii.

Donald Evans Jones  



37. Elbert George7 Rogers (Fred Elbert6 , Adeline Roermina5 Brink, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born about 1905 in Vermont (Source: 1930 Census, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois.).  He married Eleanor _______ about 1927.  She was born about 1908 in Illinois (Source: 1930 Census, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois).

Elbert’s mother died when he was very young and his father moved to Chicago.  Elbert was raised by his Aunt Kate Boutwell in Stockbridge, Windsor Co., VT.  He shows as living with Kate and Elmer Boutwell in the 1910 census.  By 1920 his Aunt too has passed away and he was then living with his mother’s brother Albert Swinyer in Hinesburg, Chittenden Co., VT.  By 1930 he had moved to Chicago, was married and working as paymaster at Brink’s Express.

Child of Elbert and Eleanor Rogers:
 

i.

Mary Jane8 Rogers

 




38. Evelyn Minnie7 Chamberlain (Frank Nelson6 , Permelia Ann [Minnie]5 Brink, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 16 Apr 1899 in Vermont (Sources: (1) 1900 Census, Rutland, Rutland Co., Vermont, (2) Social Security Death Index), and died 1 Dec 1995 in Camden, Knox Co., ME (Sources: (1) Social Security Death Index, (2) Maine State Archives: Deaths 1960-1996).  She married Clarence R. Barker about 1920.  He was born 3 Dec 1893 in Maine (Sources: (1) 1930 Census, Medford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, (2) Social Security Death Index), and died Jan 1963 in Massachusetts (Source: Social Security Death Index).

In 1930 the Barkers were living in Medford, MA, in the same household with Evelyn’s parents.  Clarence was a salesman for a meat packing company.  They were also listed in Medford in the 1935 Medford City Directory/List of Residents.

Children of Evelyn Chamberlain and Clarence Barker:
 

i.

Mary Virginia8 Barker

 

 

ii.

Harvey N. Barker  




Generation No. 5

39. Marjorie8 Brink (Percival Arthur7, Arthur Perry6, Washington Perry5 Brink, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 7 Nov 1901 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: Greenwood, Elizabeth - The Brink's Family Express (1995)), and died 11 Jan 2000 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA (Source: Social Security Death Index).  She married Sherman John Royce 9 Mar 1921 in Riverside, San Bernardino Co., CA (Source: The Brink's Family Express (1995)), son of John Royce and Minnie Beattie.  He was born 20 Nov 1897 in Pueblo, Pueblo Co., CO (Source: Social Security Death Index), and died 26 Nov 1988 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA (Source: Social Security Death Index).

In 1930 Marjorie and Sherman Royce were living in Los Angeles where he was a salesman for a pump company.

Children of Marjorie Brink and Sherman Royce, born Los Angeles Co., CA:
43.

i.

Richard Sherman9 Royce

b. 16 Mar 1922

 

ii.

Virginia Lucille Royce  
44.

iii.

Marjorie Elizabeth Royce b. 31 Jan 1925



40. Laurence Kaehler8 Brink, Sr. (Percival Arthur7, Arthur Perry6, Washington Perry5 Brink, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 18 Sep 1903 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: Brink, Laurence Kaehler, Jr.), and died 6 Jul 1984 in Mission Viejo, Orange Co., CA (Source: California Death Index, 1940-1997).  He married Lucile Boyd Trenham 9 Nov 1927 in Los Angeles, California, daughter of Newton Trenham and Eletheare Sweet.  She was born 7 Aug 1902 in Alexandria, Douglas Co., MN (Source: Brink, Laurence Kaehler, Jr.), and died 10 Apr 1986 in Mission Viejo, Orange Co., CA (Source: California Death Index, 1940-1997).

Children of Laurence Brink and Lucile Trenham are:
45.

i.

Laurence Kaehler9 Brink, Jr.

 

 

ii.

William Bradford Brink  



41. William Mandel8 Meader (Frank Robert7, Lucy Fidelia6 Brink, Washington Perry5, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 3 Nov 1917 in Los Angeles Co., CA (Source: California Birth Index, 1905-1995), and died 4 Mar 2000 in Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., NY (Source: Obituary).  He married (1) Shirley E. _______, who was born 25 Sep 1918, and died 25 Jul 1998 in Tarrant Co., TX (Source: (1) Social Security Death Index, (2) Texas Death Index, 1903-2000).  He married (2) Helen T. Quattrini.

An obituary for William Meader appeared in the Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, NY.

William M. Meader

PLATTSBURGH  Lt. Col. William M. Meader, 82, of Rugar Street, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2000 at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh. He was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on Nov. 3, 1917, son of Frank Robert and Blanche (Mandel) Meader.

Bill was a graduate of State University of New York, College of Arts and Science at Plattsburgh. He enlisted in the National Guard in 1936. Bill enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps as a pilot and was a founding member of the Strategic Air Command. He served during World War II and Korea. Bill was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with four bronze oak leaf clusters, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Korean Service Medal, Japanese Occupation Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Distinguished Unit Citation with two oak leaf clusters, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one bronze oak leaf cluster and the Air Force Longevity Service Award with four bronze oak leaf clusters.

Bill worked in Civil Service in the engineering department on Plattsburgh Air Force Base for thirteen years after he retired from the Air Force. He was past president of the Retired Officers Association for the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Northeast New York. He was involved with Senior Citizen's Council of Clinton County, providing tax preparation services, as a driver for the elderly and with Literacy Volunteers. He was an active member of the American Legion Post #20 in Plattsburgh and a life-time member of the Plattsburgh Elks Lodge. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Plattsburgh and was a choir member for over thirty years.

Bill is survived by his wife, the former Helen T. Quattrini of Plattsburgh; one son, William M. Meader Jr., of Pasadena, Calif.; one daughter and son in law, Sheryl and H. Theodore Doll of Euless, Texas; a grandson, David Andrew Doll; three step sons and three step daughters in law, Ronald and Carol Rash of Lake Forest, Calif., Michael and Tamara Rash of Israel, Gregory and Shana Rash of Squim, Wash.; one step daughter and step son in law, Kathleen and Peter Nelson of Snoqualme, Wash., and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Tuesday evening, March 7, 2000 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday morning from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. A funeral service will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Plattsburgh. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

Donations may be made in his memory to the First Presbyterian Church in Plattsburgh

Children of William and Shirley Meader:
 

i.

William Mandel9 Meader

 

 

ii.

Sheryl Meader  



42. John Marshall [Pal]8 Brink (Joseph H.7, Herbert B.6, Marshall Decator5, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 20 Nov 1922 in Bronx, NY (Sources: (1) 1930 Census, Bronx, New York, (2) Social Security Death Index), and died 9 May 2005 in Suffern, Rockland Co., NY (Source: (1) Social Security Death Index, (2) Obituary).  He married Margaret Theresa Searson about 1948, daughter of John Searson and Anna Sinnott.  She was born 10 Jun 1921 in Bronx, NY (Sources: (1) Social Security Death Index, (2) Obituary), and died 15 Dec 2005 in Monroe, Orange Co., NY (Source: Social Security Death Index).

Obituaries for John and Margaret Brink appeared in the Times Herald-Record, Middletown, NY in 2005.

JOHN MARSHALL BRINK Monroe, N.Y. John Marshall Brink, affectionately known as "Pal," entered into eternal rest on May 9, 2005 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern. He was 82. The son of the late Joseph Brink and Grace Brink (nee Gilroy), he was born November 20, 1922 in the Bronx, N.Y. He was retired from MABSTOA NYC Transit Authority. He served in the US Navy during World War II. He was a member and friend of Sioga Group, Monroe. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Margaret T. Brink, at home, one brother Herbert Brink of Dade City, Florida, three daughters, Margaret Fitzgerald of Monroe, Maureen Daly of Chester and Patricia LaFrance of New Windsor. He was predeceased by one daughter, Geraldine Cameron. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Michael Fitzgerald of Monroe, Erin Fitzgerald-Weiss & her husband Jarrod of Monroe, Kathryn Cameron of Inwood, N.Y.; Patrick Cameron of Brigantine, New Jersey, Courtney, Brian & Vincent Daly of Chester; John, James & Taylor LaFrance of New Windsor & his loving & loyal dog companion "Goldie"; many nieces, nephews & friends. A family statement reads, "He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was the foundation & very essence of his family. His dedication and love for family & friends will never be forgotten." Friends may call on Wednesday, May 11, from 7-9 p.m., & Thursday, May 12 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe. A Funeral Mass will be held 11:45 a.m. on Friday, May 13 at St. Anastasia Parish Church, Route 17M, Harriman. Interment will follow at Orange County Veterans' Cemetery, Goshen. Donations to the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301. Funeral arrangements by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, Monroe.

MARGARET THERESA BRINK Monroe, N.Y. Margaret Theresa Brink, nee Searson, affectionately known as "Golden Grammy", entered into eternal rest on December 15, 2005 after a long illness. She was 84. The daughter of the late John Searson and Anna Searson, nee Sinnott, she was born June 10, 1921 in the Bronx. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 57 years, John M. Brink. She is survived by three daughters: Margaret Fitzgerald and her companion, Peter Boland, of Monroe, Maureen Daly and her husband, Brian, of Chester, and Patti LaFrance and her husband, Les, of New Windsor. She has ten grandchildren: Michael Fitzgerald of Monroe, Erin Fitzgerald-Weiss and her husband, Jarrod, of Monroe, Patrick and Katie Cameron of Innwood, N.Y., Courtney, Brian and Vinnie Daly of Chester, and Johnny, Jimmy and her Golden Girl "T" LaFrance, of New Windsor; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one daughter, Geraldine Cameron; one sister, Marcella Sforza, and one brother, Joseph Searson. A family statement reads: "She was an extraordinary woman, whose courage, love and devotion to her family was unsurpassed. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and an inspiration to all who loved her. We will celebrate her life and cherish all our memories of her now and always." Friends may call on Monday, December 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe, N.Y. A Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, December 20 at 10 a.m. at St. Anastasia Parish Church, Route 17M, Harriman, N.Y. Interment will be in Orange County Veterans' Cemetery, Goshen, N.Y. Contributions may be made to the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Funeral arrangements are by the Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, Monroe, N.Y.

Children of John Brink and Margaret Searson:

 

i.

Geraldine M.9 Brink

b. 27 Dec 1950 in Bronx, NY; d 11 Jul 2002 in Manhattan, New York Co., NY; m. David Cameron.
   Her obituary appeared in the Times Herald-Record, Middletown, NY.

Geraldine M. Cameron of Monroe, N.Y., a homemaker, entered into rest on Thursday, July 11, 2002, at Memorial Sloan Kettering. She was 51. The daughter of John and Margaret Searson Brink, she was born December 27, 1950, in Bronx, N.Y. She was the wife of David Cameron. A family statement read: "She was our Shining Star and Guiding Light. A Living, Loving example of Grace and Dignity. Our memories of her shall Forever remain in our hearts." Survivors include her husband, David Cameron of Brigontine, NJ; daughter, Katheryn Cameron of Brigontine, NJ; son, Patrick Cameron of Brigontine, NJ; mother, Margaret Brink of Monroe, NY; father, John Brink of Monroe, NY; mother-in-law, Margaret Cameron, of New Windsor, NY; sisters, Margaret Fitzgerald and Maureen Daly of Monroe, NY and Patti LaFrance of New Windsor, NY and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2002, at the David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, 20 North Street, Washingtonville, NY. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 15, 2002, at St. Mary's Church, Washingtonville. Cremation will be held at Cedar Hill Crematory, Middlehope. Arrangements were made by the David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, Washingtonville. For further information and to sign the guest register book.

 

ii.

Margaret Brink  
 

iii.

Maureen Brink  
 

iv.

Patricia R. Brink  



Generation No. 6

43.  Richard Sherman9 Royce (Marjorie8, Percival Arthur7, Arthur Perry6 , Washington Perry5 Brink, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 16 Mar 1922 in Los Angeles Co., CA (Source: California Birth Index, 1905-1995), and died 4 Jul 2003 in Camarillo, Ventura Co., CA (Source: Social Security Death Index).  He married Constance Laverne McCown 20 Dec 1941 in California (Source: Obituary), daughter of James and Bertha McCown.  She was born 22 Jul 1923 in Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co., TX (Source: Obituary), and died 11 Nov 2003 in Ventura Co., CA (Source: Obituary).

An obituary for Constance McCown Royce was in the Ventura County Star, 23 November 2003.

Constance LaVerne Royce

Constance LaVerne Royce was reunited with her husband, Richard, on the morning of Nov. 11, 2003.

LaVerne also had two other great loves in life: music and orchids. She was born into the musical family of James Earl and Bertha Jane McCown on July 22, 1923, in Fort Worth, Texas, the second of six children. The family eventually moved to Glendale, Calif., where LaVerne graduated from Hoover High School and met her future husband. They married on Dec. 20, 1941, and after Richard enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942, she followed him on his different base assignments around the country for nearly two years. After she became pregnant, Richard transferred to P-38 school in Burbank, Calif. LaVerne stayed in the area after he was transferred to Oklahoma and then to the South Pacific. In spite of the heavy demands of mothering six children, LaVerne managed to find time to add her soprano voice to many singing groups over the years. In Bakersfield, Calif., she was a member of the Mother Singers group and the Associated Women for Pepperdine 'Pepper Dinahs.' She sang in many operettas.

After the family moved to Camarillo in March of 1962, she pursued her love of music with the Belles of Harmony; the Camarillo Chapter of the Ventura County Symphony League (club president 1978-79 and fashion show chairman 1981), where she and Richard especially enjoyed the annual Young Artist Awards competition; the Gold Coast Concert Chorus and its trips to New York in 1991 to sing at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center and to Great Britain in 1995 to sing in Edinburgh, Scotland and London, England; and the Tri-Valley Music Club. LaVerne also enjoyed singing along with the musicians at the Rotary Club's Viva La Comida fund-raiser dinners at Ottavio's Italian Restaurant, and any place else someone was playing instruments or singing casually. Richard especially enjoyed hearing her sing 'God Bless America' at the weekly Noontime Rotary luncheons she attended with him in the later years. LaVerne was a first vice-president of the Camarillo-Pleasant Valley Republican Women at the time Sandi Bush was president. She also greatly enjoyed her membership in the Camarillo Antique Club and loved going to all the orchid shows at Earl Warren Show Grounds. She and Richard bought many orchid plants they kept in a greenhouse their son, Randy, had built to house the orchids he had started collecting.

LaVerne is survived by her daughters, Carol (husband Bill Hughes), Cynthia (husband Terry Wright) and Ashley; sons, Chris (wife Kathleen) and Roy; sister, Gloria Tigue; brothers, William and Richard McCown; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, on July 4, 2003; son, Randall Royce on Aug. 13, 2002; grandson, Scott Hughes on May 18, 2003; brother, James Earl Jr.; and sister, Shirley.

There will be a private memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Camarillo, 400 Rosewood Ave., Suite 102, Camarillo, CA 93010; the Alzheimer's Association, 1339 Del Norte Road, Camarillo, CA 93010; or go to a concert, sing a song, enjoy an orchid, celebrate everyday! Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is Pierce Bros. Griffin Mortuary, 1075 E. Daily Drive, Camarillo, CA: phone 1-805-482-2711.

Children of Richard Royce and Constance McCown:
 

i.

Carol Lee10 Royce

 

 

ii.

Cynthia Royce  
 

iii.

Randall Stuart Royce  
 

iv.

Christopher Lyn Royce  
 

v.

Nancy Beth [Ashley] Royce  
 

vi.

Roy Sherman Royce

 



44. Marjorie Elizabeth9 Royce (Marjorie8, Percival Arthur7, Arthur Perry6, Washington Perry5 Brink, Permelia4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 31 Jan 1925 in Los Angeles Co., CA (Source: California Birth Index, 1905-1995), and died 23 Sep 2005 in Burbank, Los Angeles, CA (Source: California Death Index, 1940-1997).  She married Robert Sinclair Greenwood 21 Oct 1961 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA (Sources: (1) Greenwood, Elizabeth - The Brink's Family Express (1995), (2) California Marriage Index, 1960-1985).  He was born 4 Jun 1921 in Illinois (Source: U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006), and died 9 Oct 1998 in Burbank, Los Angeles, CA (Sources: (1) U.S. Veterans Gravesites, (2) Social Security Death Index).

Elizabeth Greenwood is the author of The Brink's Family Express (1995), a genealogical history of the Brink family.  An obituary for Elizabeth appeared in The Burbank Leader - 27 Sept 2005.

MARJORIE "ELIZABETH" GREENWOOD
Marjorie "Elizabeth" Greenwood, known to friends and family as Elizabeth, died on Sept. 23, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank.

Greenwood was born on Jan. 31, 1925 in Glendale and was a 44 year resident of Burbank. She is survived by her daughter Roberta Greenwood and her sister Virginia Royce and numerous nieces and nephews.

A burial mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at St. Charles Catholic Church, 10828 Moorpark St, North Hollywood.

The burial will follow at Valhalla Cemetery, 10621 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood.

Child of Marjorie Royce and Robert Greenwood:
 

i.

Roberta Susan10 Greenwood

 



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