Daniel George Corbett

Daniel George Corbett

Male 1867 - 1929  (61 years)

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  • Name Daniel George Corbett 
    Born 6 Mar 1867  Scariff, Clare, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Buried Feb 1929  Glenwood Cem., Watertown, Jefferson County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 9 Feb 1929  Watertown, Jefferson County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 61 years 
    Person ID I48760  Tree2020
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father John Corbett
              b. Abt 1845
              d. 24 Dec 1901  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Burke
              b. Abt 1852 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F29613  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Josephine Edna Lagoe
              b. 8 Oct 1873, Williamstown, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 Sep 1952, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 25 May 1892  Our Lady of the Sacred Heart RC., Watertown, Jefferson County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age at Marriage He was 25 years and 2 months - She was 18 years and 7 months  
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Joseph Alfred Corbett
              b. 20 Apr 1906, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 Oct 1943, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x2. Mabel Marguerite Corbett
              b. 6 Jul 1902, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 10 Mar 1977, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x3. William Edward Corbett
              b. 28 Dec 1894, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1972  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x4. James John Corbett
              b. 31 Aug 1893, Watertown, Jefferson, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 2 Jun 1968, Watertown, Jefferson, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
     5. Daniel J Corbett
              b. Sep 1898, Watertown, Jefferson, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 8 Jan 1899, Watertown, Jefferson, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)  [natural]
     6. George Daniel Corbett
              b. 21 Sep 1896, Watertown, Jefferson, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 30 Jun 1944, , Bronx, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x7. Grace Bernadette Corbett
              b. 14 Mar 1901, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 14 May 1988, Arpin, Wood, WI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F18433  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Daniel was born in Ireland and came to Oswego, NY with his parents about 1874. Daniel later moved to Watertown where he owned and operated Watertown Boiler works. He died suddenly at his home 523 Mohawk St. in Watertown.

      LarryC writes about the D G Corbett Boiler Works;
      "Daniel G Corbett was my great-grandfather. He was born in Ireland in 1867 and emigrated with his family in 1874. He attended school in Oswego, NY, and after leaving school, learned boilermaking, possibly under the employ of the Kingsford Starch Company of Oswego. By 1891, Daniel was in Watertown, where in 1892 he married Josephine Lagoe, of Redfield. They built a home at 523 Mohawk Street, Watertown, where they raised 6 children.
      In May, 1911, Daniel was one of the charter members of the North Side Improvement League and served on its first board of directors.
      On July 25, 1911, Bobby Leach, a pool hall operator from Watertown became the second person, and the first male, to intentionally go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Bobby's barrel, as family lore will have it, was a salvaged boiler which was made watertight by Bobby's friend and neighbor, Daniel G. Corbett.
      In November, 1911, Daniel was elected as Alderman on the Watertown Common Council, where he served one two-year term.
      On September 14, 1915, Daniel G. Corbett filed a certificate of assumed name, allowing him to conduct business as the Watertown Boiler Works. Mr. Corbett constructed a plant at 941-9 West Main Street (The building shown in the photo). Previous to establishing this business, Daniel Corbett had been an employee of the former Watertown Steam Engine Works, on Vanduzee Street, until they ceased to do business in 1915. He had last been employed as a foreman in the boiler department of the Steam Engine Company, and was known throughout the area as an expert boilerman. With the formation of the Watertown Boiler Works, Daniel Corbett assumed the repair and warranty work for the Steam Engine Company's product, both portable and stationary.
      He continued in business for 12 years and sent crews throughout the North Country maintaining and repairing boilers in manufacturing concerns and other businesses. The Watertown Boiler Works won the contract for, and built, the standpipe (water tower) which stood in Thompson Park until the 1970s.
      Daniel was a great supporter of education, and presented a petition in 1924 to the Board of Education for the replacement of the outdated and antiquated Mead Street School. He never lived to see the new school, which was not built until the summer of 1959, when a dozen or more of his great-grandchildren had already been graduated from the old school.
      In the election of 6 November 1924, Daniel Corbett received one vote for State Senator when his name was written in, reported as the only write-in in the entire city that year.
      In the summer of 1928, Great-grandpa became greatly ill from the 'indigestion' which had bothered him for some time forced him to retire. His business was foreclosed on and on December 1, 1928, the building was sold at public auction to J. McCormack for $6100.
      He died on March 9, 1929 and is buried in Glenwood Cemetery."

  • Sources 
    1. [S1718] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Name: Name: Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;;;;;;), Database online.
      Record for John Corbett