Almon Delos Champney

Male 1814 - 1907  (93 years)


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  • Name Almon Delos Champney 
    Born 1814 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Feb 1907  Alameda County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 93 years 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    Nathan Champney,   b. 1763, Warren, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Grandfather) 
    Irinda Skiff,   b. 17 Sep 1770, Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1852, Kirkland, Oneida, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  (Grandmother) 
    Person ID I37598  tree2019
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Father Ancestors Hira Champney,   b. 30 Mar 1786, Weston, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1853, Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Other Partners: Asenath D. Unknown;   Eunice Hinman  
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Eunice Warner,   b. 1792, Chester, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1844, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1818 
    Family ID F13957  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Ruth Elizabeth Dodge,   b. 3 Mar 1819,   d. 28 Mar 1890  (Age 71 years) 
    Children 
     1. Martha Jessie Champney,   b. 24 Aug 1853,   d. 7 Mar 1942  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
     2. George Harvey Champney,   b. Dec 1858,   d. 2 Sep 1931  (Age ~ 72 years)  [natural]
     3. Mary Jessie Champney,   d. 1852  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F13966  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Almon D. Champney, Ruth's husband, was born in March 1814 in New York. He came to Jamestown, California, in 1849 or 1850 and was a merchant. He returned to New York where he married Ruth E. Dodge on August 30, 1848, and returned to California with her and their eldest child in 1853 or 1854. In 1860, the family was living in Columbia, and Almon was a miner in a quartz mine.

      The family lived in Columbia in 1870, where Almon was a farmer.

      The Champneys had several children, the first being born in New York and the others in California. Their daughters were Jessie Martha, their eldest child, who was born August 15, 1853 in New York, and Mary Elizabeth who was born May 5, 1856. Their sons were Fred A. who was born September 1854, George H. who was born December 1858, and Charles Loren, who was born January 13, 1861.

      On March 28, 1890, Ruth passed away near Springfield.

      By 1900, Almon and all five of the children lived together on Market Street in Oakland, California. Almon was 86 years old. None of his children had married, all of his sons were carpenters, and both his daughters were not employed.

      Almon passed away in Alameda County, California, February 4, 1907, at the age of 92. George, Martha and Mary were still living in Oakland together as single adults in 1910. George was the only one employed at that time, and he was still doing carpentry work. Fred and Charles were still single and living together in the Stanislaus Forest Reserve, Mariposa County, California, where they were farmers.

      In 1920, the Champney siblings' homes and lifestyles were about the same as in 1910. George's occupation was listed as a building contractor, Fred's occupation was an orchard farmer, and Charles' occupation was a gold miner.

      In 1930, all the siblings were still single and living together except Fred. Fred remained in Mariposa where he was a house builder at age 75. Charles had moved in with George and his sisters in Oakland. Charles and George were also house builders, and their sister, Martha, was a dressmaker.

      Charles passed away January 12, 1943.

      Martha passed away March 7, 1942.

      Mary passed away March 25, 1943.

      It is likely Fred passed away between 1930 and 1940.

      Men who were the head of the family and living in Rodman,Jefferson County, New York, in 1820, about the time Ruth was an infant, per the 1820 United States census, were as follows:
      1. Ambrose H Dodge
      2. Chester Dodge
      3. Sylvester Dodge
      4. William Dodge