Lewis Judah Macy

Lewis Judah Macy

Male Abt 1848 - 1926  (~ 78 years)

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  • Name Lewis Judah Macy 
    Born Abt 1848  Ghent, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Feb 1926 
    Age ~ 78 years 
    Person ID I86875  Tree2020
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father Ancestors Judah Macy
              b. 6 Mar 1825
              d. 22 Jan 1904  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Albertine Hayner
              d. 15 Dec 1888 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F62062  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ancestors Cora Belle Austin
              b. 24 Jan 1864
              d. 11 Dec 1935  (Age 71 years) 
    • Newspaper Article - Thursday, January 29, 1885 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Away on Their Wedding Trip - A goodly company of invited guests assembled at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Austin, on Tuesday afternoon if the present week. The happy occasion was the marriage of Mr. Austin's eldest daughter with Mr. L. J. Macy, well-known as one of the hardware merchants of this place, a prosperous, energetic young man, and one who has made his own way in the world by hard work and close attention to business. The ceremony was performed by Rev. C. W. Brooks, pastor of the M. E. Church. An elegant repast was served and the occasion was one of real enjoyment to those present. The newly wedded couple took the evening train for the East and will visit Albany before their return. Among the numerous presents were the following: White sewing machine, parents of the bride; two gold and two silver statuettes, very elegant, Michigan Stove Company; photo album, Lizzie and Fred Austin; cut glass water set, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Austin and Miss C. O. Bumpus; cake basket, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Macy; set tea spoons, Lillie Fillmore; butter knife, Lena Nichols; silver berry spoon, Dr. and Mrs. Towsley; pair napkin rings, Mr. and Mrs. F. G. West; silver gravy ladle, Helen Chase; nut picks, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Frary; mustard pot, Ruth M. Austin; desert spoons, Rita Seamans; cake trays, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Kinney; cake basket, Mr. Mrs. Dennis Austin; pair towels, Mrs. Debora Austin; napkins, Ida Chase; teapot, R. E. Averill; butter dish, Dora Austin; hanging lamp, Mr. and Mrs. J. Macy; elegant vases, Lizzie A. Sperry, of Detroit, Michigan; silk handkerchief, Mrs. L. Weir; napkin ring, Ora D. Austin; nut picks and cracker, G. W. Nichols; framed steel engraving, Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Muzzy and daughter, bedspread, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Austin.

      Newspaper Article - Thursday, January 29, 1885 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Married - In this village, at the residence of the brides father, Mr. W. F. Austin, January 27, 1885, by Rev. C. W. Brooks, Mr. Lewis J. Macy and Miss Cora B. Austin, all of this village.
    Married: 1x1. Cora Flossie Macy
              b. 14 Jan 1888, Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Mar 1959  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F19659  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ancestors Amanda J Lester
              b. Abt 1849
              d. 19 Jun 1878  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Married 16 May 1876 
    Age at Marriage He was 28 years and 5 months - She was 27 years and 5 months  
    • Newspaper Article - Thursday, May 18, 1876 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Altar - Macy-Lester - In the M. E. Church in this village on Tuesday evening, May 16th, 1876, by Rev. W. L. Tisdale, Mr. Lewis J. Macy and Miss Amanda J. Lester, both of Pulaski.

      Newspaper Article - Thursday, May 18, 1876 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Macy began married life yesterday under quite auspicious circumstances. Instead of going on a long wedding tour they devote the amount necessary for such a journey to the purchases of articles which will tend to make their home pleasant and enjoyable. Sometime since Mr. Macy purchased a neat, new house on Park street. and when the ceremony at the church was completed, they repaired with a few friends to their home, newly and completely furnished, and passed the evening in a pleasant, social manner. Would that there were more of these common sense weddings to record. The Democrat tenders its best wishes to the happy couple.
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F61407  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Lewis J. Macy - September 15, 1848 - February 13, 1926. Plot D-178. Son of Judah and Albertine Hayner Macy. Husband of Amanda J. Lester Macy (married May 17, 1876 at Pulaski, New York) & Cora Belle Austin Macy (married January 27, 1885 at Pulaski, New York.)
      Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, February 17, 1926 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Another Good Citizen Departs -Lewis J. Macy, Business Man, Fraternal Expert, Patriot, Friend Passes Away - Once more our community has been called to part with one who has been, a longtime, identified with the interests of the community. Lewis J. Macy died early Wednesday morning, February 13th, after several years of decline and a short battle with pneumonia Mr. Macy was born at Chatham Four Corners, in the town of Ghent, Columbia County. He was son of Mr. and Mrs. Judah Macy. His parents were Quakers and their ancestors came from England in 1632 and settled in Nantucket. Mr. and Mrs. Judah Macy moved to Oswego County in 1855 when Lewis was seven years old. his birthday being September 15, 1848. The parents settled on a small estate between Pulaski and Sandy Creek, near what was then a toll gate. In 1861 they moved to Pulaski. Lewis' father went to the service of the country in the 110th Regiment, New York Volunteers. Lewis was eager to in the last but was persuaded not until the war was near over when he would have gone in spite of his youthfulness. He always had a military ambition as was seen in his later life. In 1869 he entered the employ of Henry Lyman and Alfred Beadle, who were proprietors of a hardware store on the site of the present Pulaski Hardware Company store. In 1882 he became owner of the business of Lyman & Beadle and continued in business until 1904. Since then he has been engaged in insurance business for several years. Early in life Mr. Macy took an interest in fraternal organizations and was made a member of Pulaski Lodge F. & A.M., in 1871. He served many offices in the Lodge and served as master for two years, 1879-80. In 1885 when the dispensation was granted for a Royal Arch Chapter, Mr. Macy, who had previously joined Mexico Chapter, was chosen Excellent High Priest. He took a great interest in the Masonic bodies and was identified with the work of building the Masonic Temple. When Pulaski Chapter, O.E.S., was organized Mr. Macy was one of the charter members. He served as patron for a term, in that organization. He became a member of Lake Ontario Commandery, Knights Templar, order of the mystic shrine, at Watertown. When Andrew S. Warner Camp, Sons of Veterans, was organized Mr. Macy was among the first to join and was faithful to the organization all his life, serving as commanding officer for some time. In 1891 he was appointed to the staff of the Commander of the New York Division of Sons of Veterans and was advanced until in 1894 he was elected, by unanimous vote, Commander of the State Division. He served in that office two years, with dignity and honor. He was hailed with high acclaim through the state and at every state encampment he attended he was always met with the most cordial greetings. Mr. Macy served the town of Richland as supervisor four years, always having a keen eye to the welfare of the town. He served as president of the village and was, for a long time. a member of Ringgold Fire Company and served as chief of that organization for a term or more. For many years he has been a member of Pulaski Lodge, I.O.O.F. and in the days of the Ancient Order of United Workmen he held membership and was devoted to that organization. He was a member of the Methodist church for many years. In January, 1885, Mr. Macy was united in marriage with Miss Cora Austin, daughter of the late W. Fayette Austin, to them was born one daughter, Cora Flossie, who is now Mrs. F. Clayton Clark. She has spent most of the past year the Macy home and is still a resident there. Other surviving relatives are two brothers. Warren D. Macy, of Beloit, Wisconsin and Charles B. Macy, of Noblesville, Indiana. Funeral services were held at the Broad street home. Saturday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. There was present a large delegation of the Masonic brothers, in a body. The service was conducted by Mr. Macy's close friend for many years, Byron G. Seamans. The Masonic rites were given by Past Master of Pulaski Lodge, Simeon R. Trumbull, who spoke of his having been advanced to the sublime degree of Master Mason when his brother Macy was Master of the Lodge, forty-five years ago; Rev. Ernest H. Scott, pastor of the Methodist church acting as chaplain. The bearers were Roscoe C. Pirnie and John W. Parkhurst. members of Andrew S. Warner Camp, Sons of Veterans; William M. Woods, David C. Mahaffy, Ward Pierce and Julius Kelson, of Pulaski Masonic Lodge. The floral tributes were numerous, coming from personal friends and fraternal organizations. The body was placed in the receiving chapel to await the coming of spring when burial will be made in Pulaski cemetery.