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WYCKOFF SISTERS from GRAND GORGE
By Karen Cuccinello karenc@midtel.net - Written August 2017

These two lovely ladies, Jennie and Lena, have a folder in the “known photo” boxes at the Stamford Village Library. I decided to try and compile bios on them because of Jennies gorgeous dress. Sadly I was not able to find very much information on them. Perhaps our readers can help out.

The girls parents, John B. and T. Estella (Crary) Wyckoff were married May 19 1880 in Grand Gorge. Jennie, born June 1884, appears to be the oldest in the family, next came Lena, born June 1886, followed by Mabel and John C. Jennie attended Oneonta High School in 1905 and, I believe, Stamford Seminary. In the same year Lena's husband-to-be was attending Albany Business College.

On September 14, 1908 a marriage took place in Roxbury; that of Harry Daniel Booth a store clerk and Lena Estella, both age 22 from Grand Gorge. Harry's parents were Chas. A and Carrie (Knight) Booth.

Lena and Harry were childless in all of the census reports 1910-1940 and Harry was an owner of a general store. The census reports did not list Lena with an occupation, which was common for women of the time, but you know she would have worked in their store. Harry died probably in 1948 because that is the year that The Victory Chain Inc., purchased the large grocery building, stock and fixtures of the late Harry D. Booth of Grand Gorge. The Social Security Death Index states that Lena Booth, who's last residence was in Grand Gorge, died April 1974.

Jennie, a teacher, is residing in a boarding house with about 20 other boarders in the 1920 census for Yonkers, NY. On May 29, 1911 Jennie Eliza marries Herman Allen Dice, of Yonkers, in Roxbury. Herman was a 29 year old civil engineer and Jennie, age 26, lists as a teacher.

I could not find anymore information on Jennie, with the lovely black dress, nor did she or Lena show up on findagrave.com.

MY NOTES

1880 (HH)- May 19 John B. Wyckoff married T. Estelle Crary all of Grand Gorge.

1900 census Roxbury town, Grand Gorge Village- John B. Wyckoff 40 B: Jan 1860 farmer, Thirza E. 43 B: Jan 1857 M: 20 yrs, Jennie E. 15 B: June 1884, Lena E. 13 B: June 1886, Mabel 10, John C. 6, Jane A. 75 mother Wd.

1905- harry booth at the Albany Business College

1905 census Roxbury- John B. 46 farmer, Thersa E. 49, Jennie E. 20 school 3yrs seminary, Lena E. 18, Mabel A. 15, John C. 11.

June 1905 (GM)- Miss Belle Loudon was guest of Misses Jennie and Lena Wyckoff.

October 1905 (GM)- Grand Gorge- Miss Jennie of the Oneonta High School spent the weekend with her parents.

December 1905 (GM)- Grand Gorge- Miss Jennie Wyckoff of the Oneonta High School spent Thanksgiving with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Wyckoff.

September 14, 1908 Marriage Roxbury-Harry Daniel Booth residence Grand Gorge, age 22, Clerk, B: Grand Gorge, parents Chas. A and Carrie (Knight) Booth. Lena Estella Wyckoff residence and B: Grand Gorge, age 22, parents John B. and Estella T. (Crary) Wyckoff.

1910 census Yonkers- Jennie E. 25 big boarding house teacher
1910, 20, 30, 40 census Roxbury- Harry D Booth 24 merchant general store, Lena E. 23

May 29, 1911 marriage in Roxbury- Herman Allen Dice, residence Yonkers, age 29, civil engineer, B: Glen Rock, PA, parents Joseph and Armona (Fry) Dice 1st marriage.

Jennie Eliza Wyckoff, residence Grand Gorge, age 26, teacher, B: Grand Gorge, parents John and Stella (Cracry) Wyckoff, 1st marriage.

1948 HH- GRAND GORGE—The Victory Chain, Inc., has purchased the large grocery building, stock and fixtures of the late Harry D. Booth estate at Grand Gorge. This concern is known throughout Delaware and Greene counties as a most complete and- up-to-date general store. This store and large feed store was .established by Charles and David S. Booth in the year 1889. The Victory Chain, Inc., expects to

April 1974 SS Death Index Lena Booth, last res. Grand Gorge, B: June 28, 1886.

Courtesy of Karen Cuccinello karenc@midtel.net - posted to this website 21 October 2017


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