Alta Jane Maltby

Female 1846 - 1930  (84 years)


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  • Name Alta Jane Maltby  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 13 May 1846  Richland Township, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Nov 1930  Pulaski, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Age 84 years 
    Buried Pulaski Village Cemetery, Pulaski, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    Charles Rollin Maltby,   b. 24 Feb 1824, Richland, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1903  (Age 79 years)  (Father) 
    Laura Crocker Warner  (Grandmother) 
    Person ID I38155  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 18 May 2020 

    Father Ancestors Charles Rollin Maltby,   b. 24 Feb 1824, Richland, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1903  (Age 79 years)
    Other Partners: Edna L. Upton  
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Marcia Isabel Campbell,   b. 10 Nov 1827,   d. 8 Mar 1894  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 22 May 1845  Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F14194  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors William Henry Austin,   b. 2 Apr 1846, Albion Township, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1901, Manhattan, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1882  Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Notes 
    • Newspaper Article - Thursday, October 19, 1882 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Hymeneal - A very pleasant wedding occurred at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Maltby, just north of this village, October 12th. It was the occasion of the marriage of their eldest daughter, Alta, with Mr. W. H. Austin, our well-known and very popular station agent. This ceremony was performed by Rev. J. Douglas, in the presence of a number of intimate friends of the bride and groom. The presents received were beautiful and appropriate, and the congratulations were hearty and genuine. The newly married pair have our best wishes. Among the guests present from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Morgan, of West Winfield, Professor and Mrs. Robinson, of Southold, Long Island, and Miss Lane, of Vermont.

      Newspaper Article - Thursday, October 19, 1882 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Married - At the residence of the brides father, in this village, Mr. C. R. Maltby, October 12, 1882, by Rev. J. Douglas, Mr. William H Austin and Miss Alta J. Maltby, both of Pulaski.
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Ruth Maltby Austin,   b. 23 Aug 1883, Pulaski, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1960, Pulaski, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
    Frank Earle McChesney  m. 24 Jun 1903
    Last Modified 18 May 2020 
    Family ID F14200  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Alta Jane Maltby Austin - May 13, 1846 - November 19, 1930. Plot AA-4. Daughter of Charles Rollin and Isabelle Marcia Campbell Maltby. Wife of William Henry Austin. Married October 12, 1882 at Pulaski, New York.
      Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, November 26, 1930 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Mrs. Austin Dies At Port Street Home - Lives A Long and Useful Life in This Community - Active in Church And Club Life - Funeral Last Saturday - Mrs. Alta Maltby Austin, 84, widow of the late William H. Austin, died at her home on Port street about four o'clock last Wednesday afternoon. She had been ill since the late afternoon of the Friday before. With the passing of Mrs. Austin, a long and useful earthly career ended. Endowed by nature with the best and noblest traits of character she attained a degree and quality of culture that marked her as a splendid example of the highest type of womanhood. To her every minute that was not spent in thinking of others and useful occupation she considered lost. Her program from her earliest youth to the hour she was stricken down was carefully planned to provide for service to others. She felt that she must be about her Master's business and her gentle and sympathetic nature was constantly being directed in paths of greatest usefulness by an intelligent mind and an understanding heart. In her early youth she joined the Congregational church. She was deeply religious and she found expression of her religious belief through practical Christianity. She was very much interested in the temperance cause and for more than fifty years was one of the most active workers in temperance societies in this village and county. Alta Jane Maltby was born at the Maltby homestead at Maltby Corners about one and one-half miles north of this village, May 13, 1846. She was the eldest daughter of Charles Rollin and Isabelle Campbell Maltby. She attended the school in her home district until she was ready for high school then she entered Pulaski Academy from which she graduated with the class of 1868. During her years in the academy she developed marked ability as a mathematician and helped to pay her tuition by teaching this subject and tutoring. After her graduation she taught in several of the district schools in this part of the town of Richland, also in the villages of Orwell and Sandy Creek. She mastered the art of penmanship and, in the days when hand writing was a thing of beauty with shading and flourishes, she taught the art. In the early seventies she accepted a position as nurse in Green Springs sanatorium in Green Springs, Ohio. She remained there about three years when she returned home to care for her invalid mother. In the fall of 1882 she became the wife of William H. Austin, who died in 1901. To this union was born one daughter, Ruth Maltby, now Mrs. F. Earle McChesney of this village, who survives her. For nearly seventy years she was a member of the Congregational church of Pulaski. She was active in the church and Sunday school, being a deaconess, a member of the ladies Aid and Missionary society and other church organizations. She was also a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, charter and life member and first matron of Pulaski Chapter No. 159, Order of the Eastern Star, Ontario Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Woman's Civic Club and , in her earlier life, a prime mover and member of the local Sons of Temperance and Good Templars. She was an honorary member of the Tuesday Study Club. Within the past two years she started the Sunset Rest club, an informal organization of ladies of the community over seventy years of age, through which she sought to furnish opportunity for birthday and occasional afternoon calls on shut-ins, bringing them messages of cheer and consolation. In this movement she had the cordial cooperation of her pastor and other pastors of the community. She had also served on the local Board of Education. After the marriage of her daughter in 1903 and the death of her father, who had made his home with her for several years, later in the same year, her husband having died two years before, she went to Connecticut to make her home with her daughter's family. There she remained until December 1914 when she returned to her native town with her daughter's family to make their future home here. In the daughter's home she at once became the wise counselor and humble servant of all, and a loved member of the household. Here she welcomed each new arrival with open arms and open heart until six grandchildren had come into the home and her life to gladden it and receive from her a measure of love and devotion that will live on for years to come. Her gentle and wise ministrations in the home created an atmosphere of peace and harmony and her presence there will be sadly missed. Besides the daughter, son-in-law, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Charles D. Edwards and Mrs. Frank B. Rickard, both of this village and many nephews, nieces and cousins. The funeral was held from the Congregational church Saturday afternoon at two o'clock following prayer at the home. Rev. Lowell H. Palmer, pastor of her church officiated. He was assisted by Rev. Bertram A. Walton, pastor of the Baptist church and Rev. John W. Warren, pastor of the Methodist church. A solo, "My Ain Countrie," was sung by Mrs. Irving R. Gladstone. Mrs. O. B. Trowbridge was at the organ. Burial was made in Pulaski cemetery. The bearers were Mr. H. W. Damon, Mr. F. A. Clark, Mr. D. Ward Howard, Mr. E. M. Hastings, Mr. James Hamilton and Mr. O. B. Trowbridge.
    • November 19, 1930 - Alta M. Austin, age 84 years, 6 months, 6 days. Date of birth May 13, 1846, born in Richland Township, New York. Sex, female; race, white; widow; occupation, housewife. Name of husband, William H. Austin. Name of father, Charles R. Maltby, born in Richland, New York. Name of mother, Isabel Campbell, born in Sandy Creek, New York. Informant, Mrs. F. E. McChesney, Pulaski, New York. Cause of death, chronic myocarditis, contributed by nephritis. Signed by Harriet Doane, M.D., November 20, 1930, Pulaski, New York. Place of burial, Pulaski, New York, November 22, 1930. Undertaker, Albert E. Lawrence, Pulaski, New York.

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      Record for Ruth Maltby Austin

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      Record for William H. AUSTIN

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      Record for Alta Jane Maltby

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      Record for Marcia Isabel Campbell