Their son John (and his future wife) graduated from Stamford Seminary in 1904 then attended Cascadilla school at Ithaca and graduated from Cornell University in 1909. On May 9, 1911, in Delhi, John married Carrie Edna Toomer, both age 25. They had two daughters Jane and Mary. In 1918 he enlisted in the naval reserves and served for about a year then graduated as a licensed pharmacist in 1926 from Albany College of Pharmacy. John and family moved around quite a bit with in NYS and their daughter Jane was born in PA. John also held quite a few occupations ending as a pharmacist in Waterloo, NY where he died. Carrie died 1946 in Delhi, age 60.
The Hanford House was often rented out to city people for the summer. The earliest date I found this occurring, in the newspaper, was 1897 and the last was 1929, after Erwin died. Before Erwin died they traveled quite a bit to try and recuperate his health, going to England, Quebec, Florida and Cuba. After his death Grace sold off the household goods and often spent winters in FL.
Grace still owned the house in 1930. In 1935 Mrs. Margaret Deitenback bought the house and named it Pocohontas Lodge and painted the porch posts to resemble totem poles. Malcolm J. and Ronald Walley bought the house in 1946 then sold it to Siegfried Stern and Emil Liebenstein, owners of the New Grant House, in 1950 and they made it into an annex for the New Grant House. At some point in the late 1950's Alexander Vorland bought the property and it became Lakeview apartments. In March 1958 the Hanford House porch roof fell off under the weight of snow and it was razed in April 1970. I could not find any information that would indicate that the Hanford's built the house but the timing fits.
Grace died October 4, 1948 in Oneonta and was survived by her two granddaughters. The Hanfords are buried with the VanDykes in section F-32 at the Stamford Cemetery.
The back of the family photo says the gentleman holding Grace is Wm B. VanDyke but I suspect it is John's father Abram. Does anyone know if the VanDyke Homestead, that I believe was on Main St., is still standing? Let me know at email@example.com.