Third Great Uncle Samuel Alexander Lipsett

Samuel Alexander Lipsett was the sixth child of Robert Bruce Lipsett and Christina McMaster, born on October 15, 1871 in Manchester, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia.

While in Nova Scotia, Samuel was a farmer. Once he immigrated to Massachusetts (between 1891-1900), he became a carpenter. It seems that he boarded with his sister Sarah Ann Hiltz in Gloucester.

According to later records, Samuel was naturalized as a US citizen in 1901, but returned to Nova Scotia by the 1901 Census. Perhaps that was when he met and courted Eliza Blanche Cunningham. On November 19, 1902, they married on Stoney Island, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia.

In 1903, Samuel and Eliza moved to Gloucester. Between 1904-1908, they finally settled in Salem.

Their children:

  • Lester Leland, born September 12, 1903 in Gloucester. Died April 5, 1905 of spinal meningitis.
  • Wallace Wiley Cunningham, born November 1, 1904 in Gloucester. Married Mildred Andrews on January 6, 1938. Died 1957 in Newburyport.
  • Richard Christopher, born January 25, 1908 in Salem. Married Margaret Goldthwait Stevens Gilbert on June 10, 1930 in Portsmouth, NH. Died 1971 in Marblehead.
  • Grace C., born September 17, 1913 in Salem. Married Karl David Kuell on June 25, 1938 in Salem.

Samuel died April 1, 1938 in Salem Hospital, and on October 17, 1976 Eliza died at Mary Alley Hospital in Marblehead. Both are buried at Greenlawn Cemetery in Salem.

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Third Great-Uncle Theodore W. White

Theodore W. White was the youngest child of Job and Elizabeth White, born in 1860 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He, too, immigrated to the United States in 1869. Theodore became a worker in the shoe making industry in Lynn.

According to family legend, as previously written, Theodore became quite sick about 1886 when he and his father Job traveled to Martin County, Florida to see if the warmer weather would improve his health. After his father’s sudden death in Florida, Theodore returned to Lynn around 1889 and his mother Elizabeth continued to live with him.

Theodore White in 1893 Lynn City Directory.  Author's Collection.

Theodore White in 1893 Lynn City Directory. Author’s Collection.

On August 22, 1890, Theodore married Sophronia Bailey. They went on to have three children:

  • Glenn T., born July 1891
  • Gladys May, born May 19, 1895
  • Kenneth Douglas, born January 13, 1898

Sadly, the year Kenneth was born, Theodore passed away on November 9 of cardiac and renal disease, just like his brother Milton. Sophronia and the children moved in with her widowed mother Laura and brother Edwin. Sophronia never remarried and died sometime after 1924.

Glenn married Viola Slaney on Dec. 29, 1912 in Revere, MA. They do not appear to have had children. Glenn died in October 1924 and was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery.

Gladys married Leroy Matthews in 1921; she died on March 17, 1982 and he on September 24, 1974. Both are buried in Waterside Cemetery in Marblehead, MA. Gladys seems to be Theodore’s only child who gave him descendants; on May 1, 1922, she and Leroy had a daughter, Gwenna, who in turn married and had children. Gwenna died on April 11, 2011 and is also buried in Waterside Cemetery.

I show no record of Kenneth marrying. Somehow he made his way out to San Bernardino, CA and died there in February 1975.

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This is the end of the Colomy/White story (until further research turns up something new and cool). Soon we’ll be turning our attention to other branches of my family. Stay tuned!