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Ruth Dunbar

Female 1919 - 1948  (29 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Ruth Dunbar was born on 25 Apr 1919 in Orwell, Oswego County, New York (daughter of Leon Gilbert Dunbar and Bessie Starr Finster); died on 6 Jun 1948 in Richland, Oswego, New York, USA.

    Notes:

    Class of 1936 PACS

    Family/Spouse: Harlow Grant Halsey. Harlow (son of Harry Lindle Halsey and Ila Mae Delong) was born on 7 Sep 1916 in Richland, Oswego County, New York, United States; died on 4 Jul 1982 in Calistoga, Napa, California, United States of America. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Leon Gilbert Dunbar was born on 19 Sep 1890 in Boylston, Oswego, New York, United States (son of Henry W Dunbar and Emily E Stevens); died on 8 Apr 1958 in Richland, Oswego County, New York, United States; was buried in Apr 1958 in Orwell, Oswego County, New York.

    Notes:

    Leon Gilbert Dunbar - September 19, 1890 - April 8, 1958. Son of Henry W. and Emily E. Stevens Dunbar. Husband of Bessie S. Finster Dunbar. Married June 24, 1913 at Orwell, New York.

    Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, April 10, 1958 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - L. G. Dunbar Rites Are Today - Leon G. Dunbar, 67, died suddenly at his home in Richland early Tuesday morning. He had suffered a heart attack a few years ago and had been in poor health, but had been feeling much better. Services will be held at the Foster Funeral Home Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jay W. Wilcox, pastor of the Richland Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery at Orwell. Masonic rites were held Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bessie Finster Dunbar; two sons, Harwood Dunbar of Fulton and John Dunbar of Richland; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Marion) Spicer of Syracuse; 11 grandchildren and a brother, Chester A. Dunbar of Lakeland, Florida. Mr. Dunbar was born in the Town of Boylston, September 19, 1890, and was the son of Henry and Emily Stevens Dunbar. He was married to Miss Bessie Finster, June 24, 1913, and came to Richland where he conducted a garage for a while. He had been an oil distributor for the Sinclair Oil Company since 1927, which he operated with his brother, Chester Dunbar, under the name of Dunbar Brothers. In 1951 Chester retired from the business and Mr. Dunbar and his son, John, conducted it until 1955 when John assumed it under Dunbar Oil Company. He was a member of the Richland Methodist Church and Pulaski Lodge, 415, F. & A.M.


    Buried:
    Evergreen Cemetery

    Leon married Bessie Starr Finster on 24 Jun 1912 in Orwell, Oswego County, New York. Bessie (daughter of Ward G. Finster and Elizabeth Janet Hilton) was born on 23 Mar 1893 in Orwell, Oswego County, New York; died in Jan 1975 in Oswego Co., NY. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Bessie Starr Finster was born on 23 Mar 1893 in Orwell, Oswego County, New York (daughter of Ward G. Finster and Elizabeth Janet Hilton); died in Jan 1975 in Oswego Co., NY.

    Notes:

    Bessie S. Finster Dunbar - March 23, 1893 - January 18, 1975. Daughter of Ward G. and Elizabeth Janet Hilton Finster. Wife of Leon Gilbert Dunbar.
    Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, January 22, 1975 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Mrs. Dunbar of Richland dies - Mrs. Bessie S. Dunbar, 81, of Ridge Road, Richland, died on Saturday, January 18 at Mexico, New York. She was born on May 23, 1883 at Orwell, the daughter of Ward and Elizabeth Hilton Finster. She attended Orwell and Pulaski schools and graduated in a teacher’s training class. She married Leon J. Dunbar in 1912 at Orwell. The couple always resided in Richland where her husband and Chester Dunbar owned and operated Dunbar Brothers Oil Company. Her husband passed away in 1958. Mrs. Dunbar, a member of the Park United Methodist Church, is survived by two sons, Harwood A. Dunbar of Fulton and John E. Dunbar of Richland; one daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Marion) Spicer; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21 at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, Pulaski with the Rev. Edwin A. Potter officiating. Spring burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell.

    Children:
    1. Marion Eleanor Dunbar was born on 5 Aug 1915 in Pulaski, Oswego, New York; died on 22 Mar 1991.
    2. Harwood A Dunbar was born on 18 Feb 1914 in NY; died on 3 Feb 2000 in Polk Co., FL.
    3. John Edward Dunbar
    4. Leroy Grant Dunbar was born on 7 Jan 1927 in Richland, Oswego, New York, USA; died on 20 Oct 1939.
    5. 1. Ruth Dunbar was born on 25 Apr 1919 in Orwell, Oswego County, New York; died on 6 Jun 1948 in Richland, Oswego, New York, USA.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Henry W Dunbar was born on 15 Nov 1846 in Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York, United States (son of S A Dunbar); died on 19 May 1927 in Richland, Oswego County, New York, United States.

    Notes:

    Henry W. Dunbar - November 15, 1846 - May 19, 1927. Military Service: Veteran of the Civil War; Enlisted March 8, 1865 at Sandy Creek, New York for a term of three years; Bounty of $700 paid by Oswego County; Mustered in March 8, 1865 as a Private in Company I, 193rd Regiment, New York Infantry Volunteers; Mustered out January 18, 1866 with Company at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Son of “unknown” and Sally Dunbar. Husband of Emily E. Stevens Dunbar.
    Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, May 26, 1927 Sandy Creek News - Sandy Creek, New York - Henry W. Dunbar - Henry W. Dunbar, 80, Civil War veteran and native of Oswego County, died last Friday afternoon at the home of his son, Leon G. Dunbar, Richland. He had been in poor health for a number of years and a few hours prior to his death suffered a shock of paralysis. Mr. Dunbar was born November 15, 1846, in the town of Sandy Creek and lived there until the Civil War, when he enlisted in Company 1, 193rd Regiment, New York Volunteers. Receiving an honorable discharge in 1866 with the rank of sergeant major at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, he then returned to the town of Boylston, in the eastern section of Oswego County. A short time later he was married to Miss Emily Stevens and lived there about 40 years. His wife died 17 years ago. While he had followed farming, he was a carpenter by trade and was engaged in the business until 12 years ago, when he went to Richland where he has since lived with his son. Mr. Dunbar was a member of Olmstead Post, G.A.R., Orwell, up to the time of its disbandment a number of years ago. Surviving are four sons, Frank S. Dunbar of Sandy Creek, Chester E. Dunbar of Richland, Dr. Alvah G. Dunbar of Pulaski and Leon Dunbar of Richland, and a daughter, Mrs. Nicholas J. Shafty of Denmark, Lewis County. Last rites were held from the Dunbar home at Richland at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Walter Clement of Taberg, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church.

    Henry married Emily E Stevens in Mar 1870. Emily was born on 2 Apr 1849 in Alexandria, Jefferson, New York, United States; died on 14 May 1917 in Richland, Oswego County, New York, United States; was buried on 17 May 1917 in Orwell, Oswego, New York, United States. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Emily E Stevens was born on 2 Apr 1849 in Alexandria, Jefferson, New York, United States; died on 14 May 1917 in Richland, Oswego County, New York, United States; was buried on 17 May 1917 in Orwell, Oswego, New York, United States.

    Notes:

    Emily E. Stevens Dunbar - April 2, 1849 - May 14, 1917. Daughter of Alvin and Huldah Robbins Stevens. Wife of Henry W. Dunbar.
    Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, May 23, 1917 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Mrs. Emily Dunbar - Emily, wife of Henry Dunbar, died suddenly at her home in Richland Monday evening. She was a sufferer from organic heart trouble and was stricken while in the automobile of her son, Dr. A. G. Dunbar. She had asked her son to take her to the home of her mother, Mrs. Huldah Stevens in Boylston and about seven o'clock while on her way and near the village of Orwell Mrs. Dunbar complained of illness. Her son gave her some medicine, and then turned the car around and sped back to Richland. Dr. Dunbar assisted his mother from the machine and went inside the house gave her more medicine. He also called Dr. J. L. More of Pulaski. When Dr. More arrived about 8:30 o'clock, Mrs. Dunbar was dead, having passed away ten minutes earlier. Coroner Leroy F. Hollis of Lacona was immediately notified and after learning the facts decided it inquest unnecessary. In his report, filed in the County Clerk's office today, Dr. Hollis gives heart disease as the cause of death. Mrs. Dunbar, who was most highly esteemed spent most of her life in Boylston moving to Richland a year ago. She is survived to her husband, three sons, Frank of Sandy Creek, Dr. A. G. Dunbar of Richland, Leon of Orwell and one daughter, Mrs. Nicholas Shafty of Great Bend as well as by three brothers, Rufus and Allen Stevens of Orwell and William Stevens of Boylston and two sisters, Mrs. Parker Cummins and Mrs. Cyrus Stowell of Boylston. The funeral was held at Richland at 1 o'clock Thursday. Burial in Orwell. -Sandy Creek News.

    Buried:
    Evergreen Cemetery

    Children:
    1. Alva Garfield Dunbar was born on 30 Dec 1887 in New York, USA; died on 23 Feb 1942.
    2. Chester Edson Dunbar was born on 23 Apr 1884 in New York, USA; died on 10 Jul 1964.
    3. Frank Samuel Dunbar was born on 18 Sep 1874 in Boylston, Oswego, New York, USA; died on 21 Nov 1943 in Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York; was buried on 23 Nov 1943 in Richland, NY.
    4. Hattie Dunbar was born in 1878; died in in Died an infant.
    5. Infant Dunbar was born in 1879; died on 4 Jun 1879.
    6. Josephine Dunbar was born on 1 Feb 1881 in New York, USA; died on 17 Feb 1955.
    7. 2. Leon Gilbert Dunbar was born on 19 Sep 1890 in Boylston, Oswego, New York, United States; died on 8 Apr 1958 in Richland, Oswego County, New York, United States; was buried in Apr 1958 in Orwell, Oswego County, New York.

  3. 6.  Ward G. Finster was born in Dec 1861 in Orwell, Oswego Co., NY (son of Henry H Finster and Frances Ann Beadle); died on 28 Mar 1938 in NY; was buried in Orwell, Oswego Co., NY.

    Notes:

    Ward G. Finster - 1860 - March 28, 1938. Son of Henry H. and Frances Ann Beadle Finster. Husband of Elizabeth Janet Hilton Finster.
    Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, March 30, 1938 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Orwell - Ward Finster passed away Monday morning, March 28, at one o'clock, from a short illness of pneumonia, aged 75 years and 3 months. Mr. Finster was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Hilton August 19, 1880, who survives him. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Jasper Finster, four daughters, Mrs. P. J. Clark, Mrs. M. D. Pennock, Mrs. R. E. Armstrong of Orwell and Mrs. Leon Dunbar, of Richland, several grandchildren and one brother, Lewis Finster of Pulaski. A private funeral services were held in the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and burial made in Evergreen cemetery. Rev. C. T. Martin officiated.

    Ward married Elizabeth Janet Hilton. Elizabeth (daughter of Richard Hilton and Betsey Bass) was born on 13 Oct 1862; died on 24 Aug 1943. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Elizabeth Janet Hilton was born on 13 Oct 1862 (daughter of Richard Hilton and Betsey Bass); died on 24 Aug 1943.

    Notes:

    Elizabeth Janet Hilton Finster - October 13, 1862 - August 24, 1943. Daughter of Richard and Betsey Bass Hilton. Wife of Ward G. Finster.
    Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, August 26, 1943 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Mrs. Elizabeth Finster Dies In Orwell - Mrs. Elizabeth Janet Finster, widow of Ward Finster, died Tuesday evening following a short illness, at the home of her grandson, Robert, on the Orwell-Lacona road. She was born October 13, 1862 in the town of Orwell, the daughter of Richard and Betsy Bass Hilton and lived most of her life in Orwell. She was a member of Orwell Union church and of the Willing Workers group of that church. Surviving are: one son, Supervisor J. J. Finster, Orwell; four daughters, Mrs. Marshall Pennock, Mrs. Robert Armstrong, Mrs. Florence Clark, all of Orwell, Mrs. Leon Dunbar, Richland; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the home of her grandson, Robert Finster. Rev. Victor G. Fellows, Altmar, will officiate. Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery, Orwell.

    Children:
    1. 3. Bessie Starr Finster was born on 23 Mar 1893 in Orwell, Oswego County, New York; died in Jan 1975 in Oswego Co., NY.
    2. Jasper J. Finster was born on 22 Jul 1882 in Orwell, Oswego, New York; died on 2 Jun 1952 in Orwell, Oswego, New York; was buried in Orwell, Oswego County, New York, United States of America.
    3. Minnie B Finster was born on 12 Jan 1887; died on 17 Jul 1973.
    4. Ruth F. Finster was born on 12 Dec 1900; died on 29 Aug 1997.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  S A Dunbar was born about 1824.
    Children:
    1. 4. Henry W Dunbar was born on 15 Nov 1846 in Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York, United States; died on 19 May 1927 in Richland, Oswego County, New York, United States.
    2. Matilda Dunbar was born about 1850.

  2. 12.  Henry H Finster was born on 15 Nov 1833 (son of John Finster and Nancy Sheaf); died on 22 Jun 1918.

    Notes:

    Henry H. Finster - November 15, 1833 - June 22, 1918. Son of John and Nancy Sheaf Finster. Husband of Frances Ann Beadle Finster & Ellen M. “Ella” Pratt Greenlees Finster (married October 22, 1896 in Watertown, New York.) [Notes: Ellen Pratt was born September 6, 1847 in Orwell Township, Oswego County, New York, a daughter of Daniel Spencer and Almeda Sterns Pratt. Ellen was first married about 1878 to Robert D. Greenlees, a native of Campbeltown, Scotland, who died September 12, 1884 in Watertown, New York. Ellen died May 16, 1928 and is buried with Robert in Adams Rural Cemetery at Adams, New York.]
    Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, June 26, 1918 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Orwell - Henry H. Finster, an aged resident of Orwell passed away Saturday morning, June 22, following an illness of many months. He was born in the town of Deerfield, New York, November 15, 1833. He had been twice married, his first wife being Miss Frances Beadle. To them were born four children, two of whom, Ward G. and Lewis H. survive their parents. His last wife, Mrs. Ella Greenles [sic], has tenderly cared for him during his long illness. For many years Mr. Finster was a member of the M. E. church and Orwell Grange. In politics he was a Republican and has served as overseer of the poor, assessor, supervisor and justice of the peace for the town of Orwell. The funeral service was conducted by his pastor, Rev. C. A. Robinson assisted by Rev. T. T. Davies and to burial made in the family plot in Evergreen cemetery.

    Henry married Frances Ann Beadle. Frances (daughter of Henry Harry Beadle and Calista Reynolds) was born about 1838; died on 23 Jan 1896. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  3. 13.  Frances Ann Beadle was born about 1838 (daughter of Henry Harry Beadle and Calista Reynolds); died on 23 Jan 1896.

    Notes:

    Frances Ann Beadle Finster - 1837 - January 23, 1896. Daughter of Henry Harry and Calista Reynolds Beadle. Wife of Henry H. Finster.
    Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, January 29, 1896 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Orwell - Mrs. H. H. Finster, who was operated upon for a tumor on January 16, died last Thursday at 9 a.m. She withstood the shock briefly for one whole week, but finally succumbed to the inevitable. Mrs. Finster was a very fine Christian lady beloved by all her acquaintances. She had been a member of the M. E. church for many years. She leaves a husband and two sons, Ward G., and Lewis H. Finster to mourn her loss. The funeral was held Monday.

    Children:
    1. Louis H Finster was born on 10 May 1869; died on 25 Jun 1948.
    2. 6. Ward G. Finster was born in Dec 1861 in Orwell, Oswego Co., NY; died on 28 Mar 1938 in NY; was buried in Orwell, Oswego Co., NY.
    3. Jesse B Finster was born in 1876; died on 29 Nov 1876.
    4. Minnie B. Finster was born in 1865; died on 1 May 1886.

  4. 14.  Richard Hilton was born in 1828 in Orwell Twp., Oswego, New York (son of Peter Hilton and Sarah Ann Preston); died on 17 Nov 1896; was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell, Oswego, New York.

    Notes:

    Richard Hilton - 1828 - November 16, 1896. Son of Peter and Sarah Ann Preston Hilton. Husband of Betsey Bass Hilton. [Note: The November 16th death date is what is listed in Orwell death records, all
    Newspaper Articles contradict that date.]
    Newspaper Article - Wednesday, November 18, 1896 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Orwell - News has just reached this village of the death of Richard Hilton, a well-known farmer living about four miles east of town. Mr. Hilton has suffered with dropsy for about a year or more but was not thought to be in immediate danger. About three weeks since he tried to cut some wood in his woods but was prostrated and help was secured to carry him to the house. He recovered from this sufficiently to walk to Orwell on Election day and cast his ballot but was unable to walk home. He was carried home by his son and has been confined to his bed nearly ever since. Mr. Hilton is survived by a wife, one son, five daughters and several grandchildren.
    Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, November 19, 1896 Sandy Creek News - Sandy Creek, New York - Orwell - Richard Hilton, a life- long resident of the town, died Tuesday morning, November 17, aged sixty-eight years. He has been in failing health for a year, the disease being dropsy. He leaves a wife and one son, Alonzo, and five daughters, Mrs. Ward Finster, Mrs. Willis Coon, Mrs. Aden Potter and Mrs. Frank Potter. His funeral will be held at his late home Thursday at one p.m. [Transcriber note: Although his obituary says he has five daughters, only four daughters were listed.]

    Richard married Betsey Bass. Betsey (daughter of Emial Emile Bass and Delinda Rowland) was born on 7 Nov 1831 in New Hope, New York; died on 26 Nov 1900 in Orwell Twp., Oswego, New York; was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell, Oswego, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  5. 15.  Betsey Bass was born on 7 Nov 1831 in New Hope, New York (daughter of Emial Emile Bass and Delinda Rowland); died on 26 Nov 1900 in Orwell Twp., Oswego, New York; was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell, Oswego, New York.

    Notes:

    Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, December 5, 1900 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Orwell - The funeral of Mrs. Betsey Hilton was held at the home of her son-in-law, Frank Potter, last Wednesday. Mrs. Hilton has been sick for some time at Mr. Potter's. She was kindly cared for by her daughters, Mrs. Perry Stowell, Mrs. Adin Potter, Mrs. Willis Coon and Mrs. Frank Potter. She was a woman with many friends, a kind, loving wife and mother and an invaluable neighbor. Her husband, Richard Hilton, died a few years ago. She was a member of the M. E. church and Orwell Grange. Many mourn her loss.

    Children:
    1. Flora E. Hilton was born on 23 May 1870 in Orwell, Oswego Co.,New York; died on 29 Nov 1959.
    2. Alonzo Emile Hilton was born on 21 Sep 1855 in Orwell Twp., Oswego, New York; died on 23 Feb 1939 in Orwell, Oswego Co.,New York; was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell, Oswego, New York.
    3. Amelia Philisann Hilton was born on 16 Nov 1864 in New York; died on 5 Feb 1954 in Orwell, New York, USA.
    4. Delia E. Hilton was born on 22 Mar 1867 in Orwell, Oswego County, New York; died on 5 Mar 1957.
    5. Mary Adeline Hilton was born on 22 Feb 1853 in Orwell, Oswego Co.,New York; died in 1884.
    6. Sarah Delinda Hilton was born in Feb 1855; died on 5 Jan 1940 in Michigan.
    7. 7. Elizabeth Janet Hilton was born on 13 Oct 1862; died on 24 Aug 1943.
    8. Viola Hilton was born in 1876 in Orwell, Oswego Co.,New York; died in 1876 in Orwell, Oswego County, New York.
    9. John Jay Hilton was born in 1861 in Orwell, Oswego County, New York; died in 1864 in Orwell, Oswego County, New York.
    10. Louisa Hilton was born on 9 Feb 1859 in Orwell, Oswego County, New York.