Amos Bronson Alcott

M, #110, b. 29 November 1799, d. 4 March 1888
     Amos Bronson Alcott was born on 29 November 1799 in Wolcott, Connecticut.1 He married Abigail May, daughter of Colonel Joseph May and Dorothy Sewall, on 23 May 1830 in King's Chapel, Boston.2 Amos Bronson Alcott died on 4 March 1888 in 10 Louisburg Square, Boston, Massachusetts, at the age of 88.3

"He achieved what was probably his greatest success in life by marrying Miss Abby May." All reports concur in extolling her patience, endurance, and placid good nature under much privation and serious perplexity. She reflected Mr. Alcott's own beautiful spirit, and their home, however humble, was a very happy and attractive one. For about three years after his marriage Mr. Alcott endeavored to establish a school in Germantown, Pa. It was in this place that his daughter, Louisa May, was born. Not meeting with the success he desired, Mr. Alcott returned to Boston with his family and undertook a school in the old Masonic Temple in Tremont street. He had as his assistants Margaret Fuller and Elizabeth P. Peabody. The school had a wide reputation, and for several years good success, but finally lost caste and failed. His views, as set forth in Conversation with Children on the Gospels, published 1836, induced some of his patrons to remove their children from his school, and others were seriously annoyed when he received a coloured girl as a pupil. A second time the school was closed, and Mr. Alcott removed to Concord, Mass., at the instigation of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Mr. Alcott pursued his studies in reform, in social economics, and in theology, getting a very humble living by lectures and conversations. Mr. Emerson said of him: "I think he has more faith in the ideal than any man I have known;" and his daughter, in her grand way, referring to his reputation, and knowing the close poverty his home had witnessed, gave the definition of a philosopher as, "A man in a balloon, with his family and friends holding the ropes which confine him to earth, and trying to haul him down." Mr. Alcott visited England in 1842 at the invitation of James P. Greaves of London, an educational theorist and friend of Pestalozzi. Mr. Greaves died before his arrival, but he was cordially received by his friends, and on his return was accompanied by two of these, Charles Lane and H. G. Wright. These gentlemen, impressed with Mr. Alcott's enthusiasm, went with him to Harvard, Mass., where Mr. Lane purchased a farm, which was called "Fruit-lands." Here it was proposed to gather a community that should live in the region of high thought on a vegetable diet. The farm was sold. His English friends returned home, and Mr. Alcott went back to Concord. Here he remained, eeking out an often-times scanty living by lectures and conversations in public halls or private homes throughout the country. The topics he presented were largely of a transcendental character, although including a wide range of purely practical questions. It was with difficulty that Mr. Alcott could write. Emerson said of him: "When he sits down to write, all his genius leaves him - he gives you the shells and throws away the kernel of his thought." In fact, his first book, Tablets, was published in 1868, and 1839-42 he contributed frequently to the Dial in a series of papers called Orphic Sayings. He was, withal, brave. When Garrison was dragged through Boston streets, Alcott was close beside him, and when one remonstrated, said, "I do not see why my body is not as fit for a bullet as any other." His publications include: Concord Days (1872); Table Talk (1877); New Connecticut (1881); Sonnets and Canzonets (1882); Ralph Waldo Emerson (1882.)

Children of Amos Bronson Alcott and Abigail May

Citations

  1. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, Boston deaths in 1888, 393:86.
  2. [S24] Sarah Elizabeth Titcomb, Early New England People, p. 223.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, The Congregationalist, (Boston, MA) Thursday, March 08, 1888.
  4. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.

Anna Bronson Alcott1

F, #15176, b. 16 March 1831, d. 13 July 1893
     Anna Bronson Alcott was born on 16 March 1831 in Germantown, Pennsylvania.1,2 She was the daughter of Amos Bronson Alcott and Abigail May. Anna Bronson Alcott married John Bridge Pratt on 23 May 1860 in Concord, Massachusetts.1 Anna Bronson Alcott died on 13 July 1893 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at the age of 62.2

Children of Anna Bronson Alcott and John Bridge Pratt

Citations

  1. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#7397098."

Elizabeth Sewall Alcott

F, #15175, b. 24 June 1835, d. 14 March 1858
     Elizabeth Sewall Alcott was born on 24 June 1835.1 She was the daughter of Amos Bronson Alcott and Abigail May. Elizabeth Sewall Alcott died on 14 March 1858 in Concord, Massachusetts, at the age of 22 from the effects of cancer rash (scarlet fever) though the death record gives the cause as consumption.2

Citations

  1. [S361] Unknown author, Descendants of John May, p. 23.
  2. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records.

Louisa May Alcott1

F, #258, b. 29 November 1832, d. 6 March 1888
Louisa May Alcott
(1832 - 1888)
     Louisa May Alcott was born on 29 November 1832 in Germantown, Pennsylvania.2 She was the daughter of Amos Bronson Alcott and Abigail May. Louisa May Alcott died on 6 March 1888 in Boston at the age of 55 of overwork; two days after the death of her father in the same city. Other sources give the cause of death as mercury poisoning from a drug used to treat typhoid.2

Occasional teacher and author, best known for Little Women(1868), Little Man(1871) and Jo's Boys (1886.)

Citations

  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.
  2. [S20] Various editors, Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Major (?) Alden

M, #7460
     Major (?) Alden married Wealthea Wadsworth, daughter of Deacon Peleg Wadsworth and Lusanna Sampson, in 1780.

Adelia Malvina Alden1

F, #7479, b. 30 August 1855, d. 9 September 1893
     Adelia Malvina Alden was born on 30 August 1855 in Illinois.2 She was the daughter of Joseph Wood Alden and Jeanette Tucker.1 Adelia Malvina Alden married John Alden Bailey.1 Adelia Malvina Alden died on 9 September 1893 in Colorado at the age of 38.3

Children of Adelia Malvina Alden and John Alden Bailey

Citations

  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.
  2. [S264] Ebenezer Alden, Descendants of John Alden, p. 126.
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#33814098."

Alice Etella Alden1

F, #7486, b. 23 April 1858, d. 1886
     Alice Etella Alden was born on 23 April 1858.2 She was the daughter of Joseph Wood Alden and Jeanette Tucker.1 Alice Etella Alden married Nathaniel Bruce Kizer.1 Alice Etella Alden died in 1886.1

Children of Alice Etella Alden and Nathaniel Bruce Kizer

Citations

  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.
  2. [S264] Ebenezer Alden, Descendants of John Alden, p. 126.

Ann Alden1

F, #26063, b. 28 May 1928, d. 22 April 1931
     Ann Alden was born on 28 May 1928 in Kimball County, Nebraska.1 She was the daughter of Dr. Herbert Ralph Alden and Frances Irane Lovitt.1 Ann Alden died on 22 April 1931 in Kimball County, Nebraska, at the age of 2.1

Citations

  1. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#88894687 M.I."

Avis Alden1

F, #7476, b. 1908
     Avis Alden was born in 1908 in Nebraska.1 She was the daughter of Frank Edward Alden and Anna Elizabeth Garmire.1

Citations

  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.

Bruce Alden1

M, #26062, b. 22 September 1926, d. 23 September 1926
     Bruce Alden was born on 22 September 1926 in Kimball County, Nebraska.1 He died on 23 September 1926 in Kimball County, Nebraska.1 He was the son of Dr. Herbert Ralph Alden and Frances Irane Lovitt.1

Citations

  1. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#88893966 M.I."

Charles Donald Alden

M, #7477, b. 28 August 1913, d. 28 August 1983
     Charles Donald Alden was born on 28 August 1913 in Nebraska.1 He was the son of Frank Edward Alden and Anna Elizabeth Garmire. Charles Donald Alden married Maryene Shramek on 25 September 1937 in Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska.2 Charles Donald Alden died on 28 August 1983 in San Diego County, California, at the age of 701 and is buried in Saint Mary's Cemetery, David City, Butler County, Nebraska.3

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, California Death Index, 1940-1997.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995.
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#39854645."

Charles Henry Alden1

M, #8596, b. 14 December 1832, d. 1916
     Charles Henry Alden was born on 14 December 1832.2 He was the son of Brig-Gen. Deacon Luther Alden and Susan Wood.1 Charles Henry Alden married Emily F. Barnum on 29 November 1871 in Olmsted, Minnesota.1,3 Charles Henry Alden died in 1916 in Minnesota.1,2

Child of Charles Henry Alden and Emily F. Barnum

Citations

  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.
  2. [S264] Ebenezer Alden, Descendants of John Alden, p. 84.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949.

Charles Peck Alden1

M, #7416, b. 28 May 1853
     Charles Peck Alden was born on 28 May 1853 in Vermont.2 He was the son of Joseph Wood Alden and Jeanette Tucker.1 Charles Peck Alden married Lora Kezer, daughter of John Kezer, on 24 February 1875 in Deep Well Township, Hamilton County, Nebraska.3

Children of Charles Peck Alden and Lora Kezer

Citations

  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.
  2. [S264] Ebenezer Alden, Descendants of John Alden, p. 126.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995.

Clarence Leroy Alden

M, #7473, b. 1877, d. 1878
     Clarence Leroy Alden was born in 1877. He was the son of Charles Peck Alden and Lora Kezer. Clarence Leroy Alden died in 1878.

Claude LeRoy Alden1

M, #8539, b. 11 June 1884, d. 7 May 1966
     Claude LeRoy Alden was born on 11 June 1884 in Ainsworth, Brown County, Nebraska.2 He was the son of William Tucker Alden and Elizabeth Morehouse.1 Claude LeRoy Alden married Nellie McChesney Ludden on 10 August 1910 in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska.1,3 Claude LeRoy Alden died on 7 May 1966 in Kimball, Kimball County, Nebraska, at the age of 814 and is buried in Kimball Cemetery, Kimball, Kimball County, Nebraska.4

Children of Claude LeRoy Alden and Nellie McChesney Ludden

Citations

  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.
  2. [S210] Social Security Death Index.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995.
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#79304249 M.I."

Frances Elizabeth Alden

F, #8600, b. 23 October 1841, d. 5 September 1938
     Frances Elizabeth Alden was born on 23 October 1841 in West Lebanon, Grafton County, Minnesota.1 She was the daughter of Brig-Gen. Deacon Luther Alden and Susan Wood.2 Frances Elizabeth Alden died on 5 September 1938 in Lebanon, Grafton County, New Hampshire, at the age of 962,3,1 and is buried in the Old Pine Tree Cemetery, West Lebanon, Grafton County, New Hampshire.3

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, New Hampshire Deaths and Burials, 1784-1949.
  2. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#66897552."

Frank Edward Alden1

M, #7474, b. 16 January 1885, d. 9 October 1951
     Frank Edward Alden was born on 16 January 1885 in Nebraska.2 He was the son of Charles Peck Alden and Lora Kezer.1 Frank Edward Alden married Anna Elizabeth Garmire.1 Frank Edward Alden died on 9 October 1951 in Rural Altadena, Los Angeles County, California, at the age of 66.2

Children of Frank Edward Alden and Anna Elizabeth Garmire

Citations

  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.
  2. [S89] Family Search, California Death Index, 1940-1997.

George Barnum Alden1

M, #8598, b. 9 August 1874, d. 15 July 1936
     George Barnum Alden was born on 9 August 1874 in Eyota, Minnesota.1,2 He was the son of Charles Henry Alden and Emily F. Barnum.1 George Barnum Alden married Hattie Matteson.1 George Barnum Alden died on 15 July 1936 in Seattle, King County, Washington, at the age of 61.2

Citations

  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960.

Helen Alice Alden1

F, #8549, b. 15 December 1897, d. 14 March 1995
     Helen Alice Alden was born on 15 December 1897 in Nebraska.1,2 She was the daughter of William Tucker Alden and Elizabeth Morehouse.1,3 Helen Alice Alden died on 14 March 1995 at the age of 97.2 She was buried in Kimball Cemetery, Kimball, Kimball County, Nebraska.2

Citations

  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#79304364 M.I."
  3. [S585] 1940 US Census, Denver, Denver, Colorado.

Dr. Herbert Ralph Alden1

M, #8547, b. 11 March 1894, d. 26 January 1998
     Dr. Herbert Ralph Alden was born on 11 March 1894.1,2 He was the son of William Tucker Alden and Elizabeth Morehouse.1 Dr. Herbert Ralph Alden married Frances Irane Lovitt on 5 September 1922 in Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska.1,3 Dr. Herbert Ralph Alden died on 26 January 1998 at the age of 103.2 He was buried in Kimball Cemetery, Kimball, Kimball County, Nebraska.2

Children of Dr. Herbert Ralph Alden and Frances Irane Lovitt

Citations

  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#79304335 M.I."
  3. [S89] Family Search, Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995.
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#88893966 M.I."
  5. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#88894687 M.I."

Jean Alden1

F, #8542, b. 1913, d. 23 April 1996
     Jean Alden was born in 1913 in Nebraska.1 She was the daughter of Claude LeRoy Alden and Nellie McChesney Ludden.1 Jean Alden married William Franklin "Bill" Johnson on 28 October 1938 in Kimball, Kimball County, Nebraska.2 Jean Alden died on 23 April 19963 and is buried in Kimball Cemetery, Kimball, Kimball County, Nebraska.3

Citations

  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995.
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#114340207 M.I."

Jeanette Alden1

F, #7478, b. 1894, d. 1993
     Jeanette Alden was born in 1894 in Nebraska.1 She was the daughter of Charles Peck Alden and Lora Kezer.1 Jeanette Alden died in 1993 in Colorado.

Citations

  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.

John Alden

M, #10063, d. 12 September 1687
     John Alden. Passenger on the Mayflower in 1620.1 He married Priscilla Mullins, daughter of William Mullins, on 12 May 1622.2 John Alden died on 12 September 1687 in Duxbury, Massachusetts.3

Child of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins

Citations

  1. [S103] Waldo Chamberlain Sprague, Genealogies of Braintree.
  2. [S468] Wikipedia, online http://en.wikipedia.org, John Alden.
  3. [S64] Robert Charles Anderson and George F. Sanborn Jr. & Melinde Lutz Sanborne, The Great Migration, Alden, John.

John Blackborn Alden1

M, #8550, b. 1868
     John Blackborn Alden was born in 1868.1 He was the son of Joseph Wood Alden and Jeanette Tucker.1

Citations

  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.

John William Alden1

M, #8541, b. 12 May 1911, d. 9 December 1977
     John William Alden was born on 12 May 1911 in Nebraska.1,2 He was the son of Claude LeRoy Alden and Nellie McChesney Ludden.1 John William Alden married Dorothy N. Black.3 John William Alden died on 9 December 1977 at the age of 66.2 He was buried in Kimball Cemetery, Kimball, Kimball County, Nebraska.2

Citations

  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#77375896 M.I."
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#77376135M.I."

Joseph Wood Alden1

M, #7414, b. 9 September 1826, d. 1914
     Joseph Wood Alden. Farmer at Paris, Illinois.2 He was born on 9 September 1826 in Lebanon, Grafton County, New Hampshire.2 He was the son of Brig-Gen. Deacon Luther Alden and Susan Wood.1 Joseph Wood Alden married Jeanette Tucker on 21 August 1852 in Northfield County, Vermont.2,3 Joseph Wood Alden died in 1914.1

Children of Joseph Wood Alden and Jeanette Tucker

Citations

  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.
  2. [S264] Ebenezer Alden, Descendants of John Alden, p. 126.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954.

Brig-Gen. Deacon Luther Alden

M, #7413, b. 19 August 1797, d. 15 September 1870
     Brig-Gen. Deacon Luther Alden. Cabinet Maker. He was born on 19 August 1797 in Lebanon, Grafton County, New Hampshire.1,2 He married Susan Wood, daughter of Capt. Joseph Wood Jr. and Sarah Gerrish, on 16 September 1824.1 Brig-Gen. Deacon Luther Alden died on 15 September 1870 at the age of 733 and is buried in School Street Cemetery, Lebanon, Grafton County, New Hampshire.3

Children of Brig-Gen. Deacon Luther Alden and Susan Wood

Citations

  1. [S264] Ebenezer Alden, Descendants of John Alden, p. 84.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, New Hampshire, Births and Christenings Index, 1714-1904.
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 102347878."
  4. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.

Malverd Joseph Alden1

M, #8543, b. 2 March 1886, d. 16 June 1959
     Malverd Joseph Alden was born on 2 March 1886 in Phillips, Nebraska.1,2 He was the son of William Tucker Alden and Elizabeth Morehouse.1 Malverd Joseph Alden married Maude Eunice Harrison, daughter of Joel D. Harrison, on 16 June 1908 in Hall, Nebraska. Malverd Joseph Alden married secondly Edra Mae Henderson on 1 October 1944 in Los Angeles, California. Malverd Joseph Alden died on 16 June 1959 in Mahood Lake, British Columbia, at the age of 73.2

Children of Malverd Joseph Alden and Maude Eunice Harrison

Citations

  1. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.
  2. [S89] Family Search, British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993.

Richard Carter Alden

M, #13281, b. 13 February 1913, d. 14 January 2011
     Richard Carter Alden was born on 13 February 1913 in Providence, Rhode Island.1 He married Mary Braley Sewall, daughter of James Wingate Sewall Jr. and Louise Belinda Gray, on 27 August 1935 in Old Town, Maine.2 Richard Carter Alden died on 14 January 2011 in Maine at the age of 97.3 NEW HARBOR -- Richard Carter Alden, of New Harbor, died on Jan. 14, 2011, after a long and good life. He was born on Feb. 13, 1913, in Providence, R. I., the son of Chester Whitcomb Alden and Elizabeth Miller Alden of Portland. After his early years spent in Maine, his family moved to St. John, New Brunswick where he was the valedictorian of the first class to graduate from St. John Vocational School. He took a post graduate year at Hebron Academy and then went on to graduate in 1934 from the University of Maine. He immediately went to work for the Oxford Paper Company in Rumford. Following his marriage to Mary Braley Sewall of Old Town in 1935, he worked for the advertising firm of Young and Rubicam in New York City. Returning to Maine in 1936, he worked for the Great Northern Paper Company in Millinocket and again at the Oxford Paper Company. He spent the war years managing the coating plant of the Watervliet Paper Company in Watervliet, Mich. In 1945 the family moved to Rochester, N. Y., where Mr. Alden became the manager and subsequently Executive vice president and a Director of Stecher Traung Schmidt Lithography Company of Rochester and San Francisco. He was a board member of Marine Midland Bank, a Trustee and Treasurer of the Genesee Valley Club; a Founder, Director and Treasurer of Flower City Television (Channel 13) and of the Genesee Valley Arts Association (GEVA). He was also on the board of Genesee Valley Railroad Company. For some years, Mr. and Mrs. Alden owned and

Richard Carter Alden operated a farm called Belwood in Groveland, N. Y., where they raised Black Angus cattle. It was here that the grandchildren learned the delights and rewards of farming. Mr. Alden retired in 1970 and they moved back to Maine. They bought a house in New Harbor and he became active in the town serving as a selectman and as Chairman of the Bristol Republican Committee. For some years, he was on the University of Maine Development Committee and actively promoted and raised funds for the Performing Arts on the Orono Campus. He was predeceased by his wife of 69 years; his sister, Elizabeth A. Kerr of Portland, and brothers, David Bruce Alden of San Francisco, Calif., and Chester Whitcomb Alden of North Carolina. He is survived by his brother, John Miller Alden of Virginia; his three daughters, Susannah Alden French of Round Pond, Margaret Pfeffer Forbes of Albuquerque, N. M., and Christiana Stevens Poole of Newcastle; his nine grandchildren, Charles A. Pfeffer IV of Fairport, N. Y., Amy-Louise Alden Pfeffer of Conway, Mass., Richard Alden Pfeffer of Portland, and Elizabeth Alden Pfeffer of Albuquerque, N. M., Jennifer French Foster of Rumford and Aaron Hubbard French of Portland, Kirsten Stevens Venghaus of Bantam, Conn., Alexander Alden Stevens of Portland, Ore., and Samuel Alden Stevens of Sonvilier, Switzerland; and 14 great- grandchildren. Mr. Alden was a close friend, benefactor and counselor to many near and dear over the years. Services will be at the discretion of the family. Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, January 30, 2011.

Citations

  1. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "#133563678."
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Maine, Marriages, 1892-1996.
  3. [S210] Social Security Death Index.

Ruth Alden1

F, #10062, b. say 1636, d. 12 October 1674
     Ruth Alden was born say 1636.2 She was the daughter of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins. Ruth Alden married John Bass, son of Benjamin Bass, on 3 February 1657/58 in Braintree, Massachusetts, they had seven children.2,3 Ruth Alden died on 12 October 1674.4

Child of Ruth Alden and John Bass

Citations

  1. [S103] Waldo Chamberlain Sprague, Genealogies of Braintree.
  2. [S64] Robert Charles Anderson and George F. Sanborn Jr. & Melinde Lutz Sanborne, The Great Migration, Alden, John.
  3. [S123] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700.
  4. [S264] Ebenezer Alden, Descendants of John Alden, p. 5.