Charles Salmon Calkins

Male 1823 - 1909  (86 years)


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  • Name Charles Salmon Calkins  [1, 2
    Born 19 Jan 1823  Daysville, Richland Township, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Apr 1909  Buena Vista, Chaffee, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Age 86 years 
    Buried 9 Apr 1909  Pulaski, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • South Richland Cemetery
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    Samuel Calkins,   b. 17 Oct 1699, Lebanon,New London,Connecticut,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1755, Sharon,Litchfield,Connecticut,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  (2 x Great Grandfather) 
    Ruth Grant,   b. 29 Nov 1759, Tolland, Windham County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1849, Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  (Grandmother) 
    Person ID I38019  stew1
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Father Ancestors Russell C. Calkins,   b. 6 Jan 1798, Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1893, Richland, Oswego, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Pamela Andrus Price,   b. 5 Sep 1800, Saratoga Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1893, Richland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 16 Aug 1818  Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Notes 
    • Newspaper Article - Thursday, August 22, 1878 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - A Rare Event - The 60th anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Calkins, old and highly respected residents of this town, was dully celebrated at their home on the 16th inst. by a re union of their family, including four generations. Of their ten children, four sons and five daughters were present. Several had made long journeys in order to join in this memorable gathering under the parental roof. One son, a resident of Wisconsin, was missed from the circle. That alone rendered perfect happiness incomplete, for thought would wander to the absent one. On the lawn a tasteful bower of evergreens had been prepared by Mr. F. D. Jones, a grandson present from Milwaukee. Beneath this was spread a table well laden with delicacies to tempt the appetite, and which gave proof that Grandma Calkins' descendants, with all their other accomplishments, have not neglected the culinary art The head of the table was graced by the aged paid. The Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Comfort of Pulaski sat at their right. Then according to their ages the sons and daughters and others were arranged, bringing the great-grandchildren at the foot. Over their childish heads was suspended the appropriate motto, "With joy we greet you." It was found that the whole number related to this venerable couple by birth and marriage just one half, or _, were present. After the repast we re-entered the house, where we were highly entertained with music and singing. Elder Comfort, of Pulaski, delivered a short but very suitable, thoughtful and pleasing address, in which he very aptly touched upon some of the historic facts relating to the aged pair, and the varied experience through which they had passed during the long years that God, in His great kindness and mercy had extended to them. Elder Comfort and his amiable wife then gave the company a rare treat in singing several songs in the A_ tongue. We would by no means omit to mention the fact that we never saw so many little human twigs together that made so little disturbance, even the babies came fully determined to copy their elders and to show their great-grandparents that they intended to walk in their footsteps and imitate their virtues.Mr. Calkins was 80 years old last January. He was born in Vermont. His father afterwards removed to Canada, where he acquired considerable property and made it his home until the breaking out of the war of 1812. He was then offered the alternative of taking the oath of allegiance or of sacrificing his property. With a truly patriotic spirit he chose the latter. Himself and family with others from the beach above Kingston, took boats for the American Shore. On their way over they were chased by a British vessel which fired several times to bring them to, but they disregarded these calls, increased their speed by double manning the oars, and finally effected a landing near the mouth of Stony Creek. Mr. Calkins was then 14 years of age and his remembrance of those exciting incidents is very vivid. The years of the war were passed in Central New York. He afterward removed to Oswego County, and in that he had made his home ever since. His personal history illustrates alike the possibilities of success that lie before the American youth who is sober, enterprising and industrious, and the vic_itudes of human life. In proof of the former, it is only necessary to say, that beginning with nothing but a brave heart and hand for toil he accumulated property until there was only one mad in the town of Richland who paid more taxes than he did As equally proof of the latter, the fact may be mentioned that he afterward lost all and began the world in advanced life hampered by heavy debts. Towards the payment of these, every dollar of his property was given, and it is refreshing in these days of loose commercial mortality to be able to point to one case in which a man would accept the greatest reverse of worldly fortune rather than sacrifice his integrity. He could have failed and secured himself, as men sometimes do, at the cost of others. He was even advised to do so by some, especially in view of the fact that he became involved through the acts of others, but he heroically refused, and in that refusal he had the approval of his faithful wife who was willing to accept poverty rather than that one _ should be dishonorably retained. Mr. Calkins has informed the writer that he paid more than $12,000 in cash for others for which he never received one cent of an equi_. Mrs. Calkins will be 78 years of age in the coming month of September. She was the daughter of Col. Rufus Price, an old revolutionary officer. And this the home of this aged pair can retain in the personal history and the family traditions of its _ much connected with the most exciting periods of our national life. Attention has already been called to the large family they have reared. These are all honorable members of the communities in which they dwell. One son and three daughters, Russell, Mrs. Douglas, Mrs. Stewart and Mrs. Jones, are residing in the West. The others, Charles, Rufus, Frank, Jesse, Mrs. Beman and Mrs. McChesney, reside in Oswego County, within a radius of perhaps 30 miles. It must have been gratifying that so many of them could participate in the interesting event of last Friday. It will be a memorable occasion to them all, and all the more so from the fact that another such a re-union is not among the probabilities of the future. And yet the numerous friends of the above highly respected couple will all join in the wish that their honored lives may be many years prolonged.
    Family ID F1021  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Patience A Burdick,   b. 14 Aug 1822, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1894, Loudonville, Albany, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 13 Mar 1844  Richland, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Nellie Ethelyn Calkins,   b. 28 Feb 1851, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1920, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
     2. Charles Burdick Calkins,   b. 1853, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1854, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [natural]
     3. Sarah Calkins,   b. Jan 1847, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1847, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x4. Lawson Grant Calkins,   b. 5 Sep 1857, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1917, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [natural]
     5. Charles William Calkins,   b. 28 Nov 1866, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1942, Albany, Albany, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
     6. Frances E Calkins,   b. 8 Aug 1845, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1849, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)  [natural]
     7. Isabelle Martha "Belle" Calkins,   b. 11 Jun 1849, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1939, Buena Vista, Chaffee, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F14934  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Charles Salmon Calkins - January 19, 1823 - April 3, 1909. Son of Russell C. and Pamelia Andrus Price Calkins. Husband of Patience A. Burdick.

      Newspaper Obituary - April 14, 1909 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Charles Salmon Calkins was born in Richland, Oswego county, New York, January 19, 1823. He was the eldest son of Russell and Pamelia Calkins, who were among the earliest settlers of Richland township. At the early age of fifteen he was baptized and united with the Baptist church at Holmesville. At about the age of twenty-two, Charles Calkins was married to Patience A. Burdick, of Holmesville. With this dear and loved companion he journeyed for over fifty-one years, passing many times out of the sunshine into the shadow, but with his companion by his side, he bore all the true philosophy of the man. When fell the blow that darkened his life and from this time was noted the decline of a vigorous and hopeful man. Mr. Calkins was the father of seven children. Three passed away in childhood. The ones left to mourn are Mrs. C. A. Niles, Buena Vista, Colorado; Mrs. L. R. Slater, Albany, New York; L. Grant Calkins of Schenectady; Charles W. Calkins of Rensselaer. Twelve years ago Mr. Calkins went to reside with his children in Colorado, making his home with Mrs. Niles. On January 9 in attempting to arise from his chair to respond to the call for dinner, he fell heavily upon the floor breaking his right hip. Then followed twelve weeks of suffering for the dear old father and of anxious watching for the daughter and her husband. On April 3rd at 4:40 p.m. the Master took him home and gave "Peace and Rest", which were almost the last words of the sufferer. His wish was to be laid to rest by the side of his wife in the home burial ground. This desire was carried out Mrs. Niles left Buena Vista, Colorado for Pulaski at 10:30 Monday evening, April 5th, with the sacred trust. Arrived at Syracuse where she was met by her brothers at 10:55 Thursday. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church in this village at 10 o'clock Friday morning. Of this church Mr. Calkins was an active member all through his early life and more mature manhood. Later in life he removed to Albany. At that time he transferred his membership to the Baptist Tabernacle church of that city, and on the membership list of that church his name was enrolled at the time of his death.

  • Sources 
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      Record for Pamelia Andrus Price

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      Record for Charles Salmon Calkins

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      Record for Pamela Andrus Price