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Mary Rumsey

Mary Rumsey

Female 1791 - 1888  (96 years)

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  • Name Mary Rumsey 
    Born 24 Jan 1791  Roxbury, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 13 Jan 1888  Westfield, Chautauqua, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Union Cemetery, Westfield, Chautauqua, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I31998  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2018 

    Father David Rumsey, Deacon,   b. 21 Nov 1758, Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1849, Portland, Chautauqua, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Hannah Bronson,   b. 2 Oct 1760, Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1841, Westfield, Chautauqua, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Family ID F15799  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 James Hooker,   b. 6 Mar 1789, Poultney, Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1824  (Age 35 years) 
    Children 
     1. James Clinton Hooker,   b. 12 Feb 1818, Poultney, Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1894, Rome, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Newton Carlos Hooker,   b. 18 Mar 1820, Poultney, Rutland, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1843, Cherry Valley, Otsego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     3. Albert Carlton Hooker,   b. 6 Nov 1821
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F15798  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 James Whipple, Deacon,   b. 6 Mar 1781, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1856, Westfield, Chautauqua, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 26 May 1847  Westfield, Chautauqua, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F6659  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Jan 1791 - Roxbury, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 May 1847 - Westfield, Chautauqua, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Jan 1888 - Westfield, Chautauqua, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Union Cemetery, Westfield, Chautauqua, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Email from Joanne Lahr-Kreischer to Weldon Whipple, 12 Nov 1998,

      !BURIAL: Portland Union cemetery about 1 1/2 miles west of Westfield, N.Y. --J. Lahr-Kreischer.

      !SOURCE: Obituary of Mrs. Mary Hooker Whipple in the Westfield (NY) Republican, 18 Jan 1888, page 5:
      Death of an Old Resident and Highly Respected Lady

      Mrs. Mary Hooker Whipple, died last Friday night at the advanced age of 97 years. For the last few years her home has been with Mrs. M. B. Rumsey, a distant relative of the deceased, where she received the tender care and devoted attention which her advanced years and feeble health required. Mrs. Whipple was born in Vermont in January, 1791. She was the last of a family of ten children. She was twice married. By her first husband, James Hooker, she had two sons, the oldest James C. Hooker now resides in Rome, Italy, and has for many years contributed to the comfort and happiness of his aged and beloved parent, by his frequent visits, and his generous financial assistance. It was his oft expressed desire that his mother's declining years should be made as comfortable and pleasant as possible, and no expense should be spared to contribute to this end and it will gratify him in his distant home to know that his wishes were faithfully carried out, and to the last the mother made frequent mention of the tender love and filial devotion of this affectionate son.

      Some time after the death of her first husband she came with her boys to Westfield and resided for many years with her father David Rumsey. When about 60 years of age she married James Whipple, Esq., with whom she lived several years when he died. Mrs. Whipple was a woman of strong convictions and decided religious principles, a member of the Baptist church. She was a consistent Christian, an efficient worker and never weary in well doing, and now has gone to that rest into which she has long desired to enter and be with Christ. With quiet resignation she surveyed the inevitable event, and looked calmly forward to her future inheritance, and by an unfaltering faith took firm hold of the promised rest. She lived a noble and Christian life, and now that she has gone, her memory will be cherished most by those who knew her best.

      "When trembling limbs refuse their weight,
      And films slow gathering dim the sight,
      And clouds obscure the mental light,
      'Tis natures precious boon to die."



      !SOURCE: Email from Boyd W. Nielsen (undisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple, 17 Mar 2018. Cites Fedonia [NY] Censor, Tuesday, June 8, 1847, page 3, column 1 (marriage announcement of Mr. James Whipple ro Mrs. Mary Hooker in Westfield, May 26, [1847], by Rev. T. D. Blin). Repository of the newspaper: Reed Library, SUNY at Fredonia, New York. Newspaper Microfilm Fredonia: Fredonia Censor #11, Oct 27, 1846- Aug 6, 1850.


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