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NASH - Looking in Delaware County for marriage license for James Stone Nash to Sarah Baker White, 13th Nov. 1813, New York. Char - posted 05-2008

NASH - Would like to hear from anyone doing research on Isaac Nash of Kortright, Delaware Co. Very much interested in his family. The Higleys - posted 03-2004

NEER - My father was Bruce Neer, my Grandparents were Sylvester and Mildred Neer. They lived in cannonsville and moved to Walton when town was flooded. Would like to find out more history. There is a road called Neer hill road named after my grandfather.My name is Evelyn. The Higleys - posted 02-2007

NEER - I need info on my family. Trying to do a tree. My father was James E. Neer, my grandfather was Thomas. They lived in Walton. I have there wives. I need to know who was Thomas's father & brothers all family members. Mary Neer Jester - posted 12-98

NEER - Looking for info about John Neer who lived in Goulds, Township of Hancock, Delaware County, NY in the 1850s - 1860s. He was brought to America from Holland when he was nine, by his father, Phil NHNER (Dutch spelling). They entered America in Virginia, then moved to Goulds, NY. I don't have any years for these events. John Neer married Triphosie RULL. They had four children. Two of them died at birth and one daughter lived to be five years old. The other daughter, Elizabeth Neer, was born 6 Feb 1864 survived to adulthood. She was married to Paul JENSON on 28 Jan 1881. D Rickard - posted 03-97

NEFF - Delos Neff B. 9/12/1850 D. 1894 in Treadwell.NY Married to Harriet M (Vincent) Any Information Anna Crosby - posted 07-2000

NEILD - Looking for any information regarding William Neild and family. William came to the U.S. from Manchester, England and married Rebecca Reynolds in Delaware County, NY in 1840. They had four children: Elisha, John, Jane, and Robert. Elisha married Helen Worden. Jane married John Winnie. Robert married Marian Mallery. Jerry Neild - posted 03-2002

NEISH - I am looking for information on Mary Ann Neish, b. ? in Shavertown, N.Y., d. 1928 in Lawrence,Ks,married some time prior to 1865(I hope) to James H. Penney, b.? in ?. in New York., d. ? in Hays, Ks. They had a son Harvey James Penney, b. Oct.12, 1865 in Hamden, N.Y., d. 3-27-1936 in Lawrence, Ks. James Penney and Mary Ann Neish moved to Ellis County,Ks sometime from mid to late 1800's. I have complete records on descendants of Harvey James Penney (married to Ellen Magrane). They are my wife Judy's Grandparents. Wayne and Judy Sheets - posted 04-99

NEILSON - Seeking info on my grandfather John S Neilson, resident of Delhi, NY. Died at Binghamton Hospital in 1940. Was Delaware County Road Superintendant, Civil Engineer for local railroads, any info apreciated. Rich - posted 11-2017

NELSON - Seeking ancestors of Annie Elizabeth Nelson and her brother, Hartford Dixson Nelson. They were born about 1850/1854. Annie came to western NY about 1868/69, with her husband William Thomas Keith. Hartford Dixson Nelson (b.1852) became a State Senator in Albany NY, residing in Oneonta NY. Their sister Sarah married a man named Gunn and raised her family on Long Island, New York City. Death certificates lists their parents as Alexander Nelson and Olivia Dixson. They were both supposedly born in Londonderry Ireland. Annie Keith traveled back to Ireland in 1905 and on her return said she had been in Antrim. I have found much of the family in NY but cannot seem to get a tie to Ireland. They lived at various times in Kortright, Harpersfield, Oneonta, Schevus, Worester . . . Any help would be appreciated. Susan Wood - posted 05-2006

NESBITT - Looking for imformation on William NESBITT,and family, b.5/2/1797, d.7/31/1865 married Maryann ? b.1802 d.3/18/1866. Children are George b.1828, William C. b.10/14/1831 d.1/14/1902 {my line}, Mary E. b.1832, Leoinda N. b.1836, Frances b.1838, Robert G. b 1842, Sarah A. b.1843, and John B. b 1846 William's father, William b.1759 d.3/27/1828, mother Jane ? b.1766 d.4/26/1835. William and his father had farms on Roses Brook in South Kortright, New York, Delaware County. Richard Nesbitt - posted - 04-2000

NEWCOMB - I am looking for anyone with information in regards to an Osmer NEWCOMB, or Lena Elberti NEWCOMB from Delaware county. They are my great grandparents. The only link that I have is that my grandfather Louis Newcomb was born in Roxbury. Kenneth C. Newcomb - posted 03-98

NEWELL - C.F. Newell (pastor) and Vera Newell - I have a group photo from the wedding of my grandparents (Clark McDonald & Beulah (Forman) McDonald) from the early 1900's. I also have a list of people who attended the wedding. It's a very small group. I can identify most of the people, but I'm not sure which couple is the Newell's. If there are any relatives/descendents who may be able to pick out the Newell's from a photo, please contact me and I will e-mail the photo for you to look at. I have it narrowed down to two couples, so it shouldn't be hard! I have other photos with the same people in them, so I'd really like to know who is who! Pat Watts - posted 05-2005

NEWMAN - I am the California State Chaplain of the Sons of the American Revolution. National #157890. My patriot ancestor according to the research I have done died in Delhi, Delaware County NY in 1806. His name is Joshua Newman. He was born in Stamford - Fairfield, Conn. 24 Apr.1751. He was married to Rachel Delamater, b.08 July 1760, Oblong, NY. She died in Delhi in 1806. Joshua was a private in the 4th,5th,and 6th Reg. New York Militia. I am looking for his grave site and have checked a number of Cemeteries in Delhi who have lists of those buried in them, but with no results. Dr. Phillip C. Dodson - posted 03-2010

NEWMAN - John S. Newman b 1775 parents ?Abner Newman, Mercy Dodge. Sue Camillo - posted 08-2006

NEWMAN - Looking for Maude Alexander b. May 1894. d. Nov 1894. parents Charles Irving and Carrie Newman. He was photographer and telegrapher. What cemetery is she buried in and what newspaper would have carried her obit? Alice Mellen - posted 06-2006

NICHOLS - I have some limited information on a relative: Abram Nichols born Delware NY 1798. That's all the information I have. I'm looking for a direction... as I'm at a brick wall. Would love to hear from someone who is researching this line. Allan Edward Nichols - posted 05-2011

NICHOLS - Looking for date and place of death for George Nichols, b. 23 Sep 1848, Dugway, Harpersfield, Delaware, NY and his wife Catherine Rockefeller. I have no dates for her or locations. I also need marriage info and their children. All I have is one child for them, Ida Luvance Nichols with no more info. Marilyn Nichols Trumbull - posted 06-2008

NICHOLS - Franklin - I need info on death date & location for Franklin Nichols, b. 1824 in Harpersfield, Delaware, NY. He married Margaret Multer, b. 1827 or Feb. 1820 in Worcester, Otsego, NY, d. Oct. 10, 1897.
They had 8 children, 6 sons, 2 daus. I have sketchy info on their children and need the blanks filled in as well as their descendants.
Irvin J., b.?
Wesley, b. aft. 1845
John C., b. Aug. 25, 1846, Dugway, Harpersfield, Delaware, NY, d. Jan. 2, 1859 where?
George, b. Sep. 23, 1848, same place as above, d. c. 1910 where?
Ellen J., b. Apr. 6, 1852, NY, d. Nov. 6, 1864, prob. Delaware Co.
Julia, b. aft. 1852, NY, d. Nov. 9, 1864, prob. Delaware Co.
Walter F., b. Nov. 6, 1855, NY, d. Oct. 21, 1922, where? children?
Nathan C., b. Apr. 6, 1859, NY, d. May 16, 1940, Lynn Twp., Knox, IL, children?
Erwin, b. Oct. 23, 1861, NY, d? married? date of death, loc.? Marilyn Nichols Trumbull - posted 06-2008

NICHOLS/NICHOLLS - Looking for more info on the family of Walter F. Nichols, b. 6 Nov. 1855, NY, prob. Delaware Co., NY, d. 21 oct. 1922, married a ____ Higgins bef. 1881 in Knox Co., IL. They had at least one child, Harry Field Nichols, b. Nov. 27, 1881, d. May 1964. Marilyn Nichols Trumbull - posted 06-2008

NICHOLS - I'm looking for information on Abram Nichols born Aug. 1, 1798 in Delaware, New York. Marcie Marziali - posted 01-2005

NICHOLS - I recently received information that my gggrandfather, Edward More Seacord filled out in 1890, regarding his family. He lists his paternal grandmother as Anna Nichols, born Bedford, NY, married to William Seacord and that she died in 1852 in Bovina. David Fletcher Hoy has William Seacord's second wife as Anna McCune, daughter of Samuel McCune and Mary Orr, and that Anna was born in Ireland. I am wondering if Anna was actually married to a Mr. Nichols before being married to William Seacord? Any Bovina Nichols researcher's with Nichols also found in Bedford, NY? Nancy Frost - posted 12-2003

NICHOLS - Looking for parents of Ezra NICHOLS who was born abt. 1810 and married Mary (Polly) McMullen who was born abt 1809 in Delaware County. They had 5 boys between 1835 and 1850: Ezra Wilkinson, Henry, David, Edmund, and George. They settled in Unadilla and Ezra died in 1871. I am posting this query for Ginny Tilley of Laurens, NY. I will forward via USMail any responses. Thank you! Joyce Riedinger - posted 09-2003

NICHOLS - I recently found out that I am descended from Ezra Nichols through his son George and grandson Henry. My cousins and I are searching this line as well. Just hoping to get in contact with more relatives to pool resources. Sharry Siganowich - posted 09-2003

NICHOLS - Seeking info on Hiram O. Nichols b. June 1835, NY, m: Elizabeth ___ in 1865. Elizabeth, b. April 1842, NY. They were married 35 years in the 1900 Fed. Census, Harpersfield, Delaware Co., NY. I need parentage & descendants on both. Any help greatly appreciated. Marilyn Nichols Trumbull - posted 06-2001

NICHOLS & GRAY Marriage - Seeking info regarding family of Elizabeth Nichols, b. April 11, 1835 or 1837, d. 1904 Walton, Delaware, NY. Elizabeth is d/o Nicholas Nichols & Ann(a) Wakeman. Elizabeth married Eliphalet Gray, poss. s/o Charles & Sarah Butler Gray. Eliphalet b. c. 1833 of Walton, NY. I understand both are buried in Walton Cemetery. Any info is appreciated. Marilyn Nichols Trumbull - posted 05-2001

NICHOLS - Need info on who the parents are of George B. Nichols, b. c. 1808 who married Hannah Reynolds. According to the 1855 Harpersfield, Delaware, Ny State Census, he was residing in Hapersfield, age 47. He & Hannah had the following children: John O., Hiram, Roswell, Hannah. George B's wife, Hannah was not enumerated in the 1855 Census, possibly already had died. Marilyn Nichols Trumbull - posted 01-2001

NICHOLS, ABRAHAM - Anyone have info on which Abraham Nichols was in Delaware Co. in 1800? the 1800 Fed. Census enumerates an Abraham Nichols in Stamford, pg.120. Thanks! Marilyn Nichols Trumbull- posted 08-2000

NICHOLS, JAMES & HARRIET - Seeking info on James & Harriet Nichols. James, b. c. 1819, prob. Delaware Co., marr: Harriet ???, We do know from the 1855 NY State census, Harpersfield, Delaware Co. that James was 35 at that time, had lived there all of his life, was married with wife, Harriet who was 38 at the time. She'd resided in Harpersfield for 14 yrs. They had 6 children: 1. Clarinda? Clarindon, 2. Philip, 3. Truman, 4. Elvira, 5. Almira 6. Zalmon Nichols. Also living with the family at that time was James Nichols, Sr., father, born in CT, but had lived in Harpersfield for 40 yrs. James Sr. also had a brother, Truman as well as a grandson. In the 1880 Fed. census cited below, James is enumerated at 61 yrs., Truman, 31 yrs., & Almira is 26 yrs. Need info on Harriet, their children, dates, loc., spouses, etc. Marilyn Nichols Trumbull - posted 08-2000

NICHOLS, NICHOLAS - Looking for descendants of Nicholas Nichols (s/o Daniel & Elizabeth Banks Nichiols)b. 1798, Walton, Delaware, NY, d.Feb. 11, 1868, m:1830 Ann(a) Wakeman who d. April 7, 1869, Franklin, Delaware, NY. Need descendants to fill in holes. Marilyn Nichols Trumbull - posted 08-2000

NICHOLS - Do any of the Nichols/ Nicholls / Nicolls/ Nickles descendants have any photos they would be willing to share of their ancestors either via scanner to email or color xerox? I'd be happy to pay for any costs involved. I'm especially interested in the descendants of Ezra & Elizabeth Ella (Knapp) Nichols. I'd also be happy to share the old photos we have of those that went west to Ohio & further. Marilyn L. Trumbull - posted 07-99

NICHOLS - Searching for parents of Hezekiah Nichols, who died near Bovina, NY, August 15, 1864. Wife's name was Jerusha ?, and children were: James, Chauncey, (both born 1812), Sherman 1814, Phebe 1817, Sally 1819, Daniel 1821, Wesley 1823, Lydia Louisa 1826/27, & Harlo 1829. Are any of these people buried in this county? Dale Wilson - posted 03-98

NICHOLS - Need children & dates of Daniel Nichols, Pvt. in Rev. War {b: June 13, 1759, Fairfield Co.,Ct, d: May 1837, So. Walton, Delaware, NY) After leaving CT, Daniel & wife, Elizabeth Banks (bap: Jul. 17, 1763, prob. Fairfield Co., CT, d: c. 1858, So. Walton, Del.,NY) rem: Rensaelarville, NY in 1794. B/T 1802-1832 rem: Del.Co., NY. They had: Deborah, Martha & 4 others. Thanks! Marilyn L. Nichols Trumbull or 2nd address - posted 05-97

NICHOLS - Does anyone know who the parents of Thomas Nichols, who died April 15, 1847 in Bovina, Delaware, NY. His wife was Hannah,d.o.d.: Jun.21, 1853 72y-4m-2d. Is he part of the Fairfield Co., CT family? If he is I'd like to tie him in. I'm a descendant of Sgt. Francis Nicholls, who emigrated to Stratford, FAirfield, Ct in 1639.
Does anyone know the surname of Daniel Nichols' wife, Temperance, both of Danbury? My line is: Sgt. Francis, Isaac, Caleb, Samuel, Josiah, Daniel, Ezra, Eli, Ezra, Henry, Archie, Robert, Marilyn (myself). any help would be greatly appreciated & any family members' info would be appreciated. I've worked on the Nichols & collateral lines for many years. Marilyn L. Nichols Trumbull - posted 05-97

NICHOLS/MADDEN - Edith , died about jan 1952 in Delaware Co, probably Walton area. She was born 11 Jul 1894 to Wm and Vida Bowker. Who were her husbands --Nichols, -- Madden. Were there any children? Gordon Mitchell - posted 12-98

NICHOLSON - I need fed census 1800 Middletown Delaware Co NY containing the names Nicholas Nicholson and Jonathan Washburn. Please any info on Nicholas Nicholson and Mary washburn his wife the were married in Middletown 5/26/1798. Also please I need birth records for any of thier children James H. Nicholson 8/8/1808; Edward Nicholson 10/ 21/1700; Sarah Nicholson 5/17/1802; Hannah Nicholson 12/18/1810; and most important Abel Nicholson 9 /2/ 1816. H.Lindsay - posted 03-2002

NIELSON - Seeking info on my grandfather, John Sindergo NIELSON, employed by Delaware County Highway Dept. at time of death, 1938. Wife-Louise M.Nielson, daughter-Elizabeth J.Nielson. All resided at 154 Main St., Delhi,NY, in 1938. Rich - posted 08-2011

NILES - I am looking for Lester Niles m. Annette Merritt around the Cooks Falls area. They had a son John Niles b. 1863. Pat Mangels - posted 03-2004

NILES - Looking for those interested in the Niles family of Walton, NY of Delaware county. Ismay Cecil Niles (1882-1968) married Austin Brundege in 1901. She was the daughter of George Dallas Niles ( 1844-1918) and Mary Louisa Drake. Had siblings Altheal Niles (born: 1869) and Charles Burton Niles ( born April 20, 1870). Vernon Purvis - posted 06-2001

NILES - Searching for any information on the Niles family. In particular, an Ebenezer, Caleb, Thomas or Frank Niles family that lived in Delaware County through the 1800s' and/or early 1900. Frank was a farmer who eventually relocated to Chenango County around the Depression era. Stanley J. Niles - posted 02-97

NOBLE - I am trying to trace down the balance of my father's sister's family and a copy of the obituary for Lenna Mae Noble who died 26 Sep 1956 and was buried in the Riverview Cemetery. I am WORKING on family history and that would be a help. Bill Shuman - posted 06-2002

NOLES - I am seeking information on Jacob Noles or any of his family. He was in Delaware Co. in 1820 and 1830. My relative is Andrew Noles, who I believe maybe Jacob's son. Also seeking information on Squire Noles, b. 1823. Lived near Andrew in Steuben Co. They may have been brothers but I have been unable to substantate that. Found a sister of Andrew, Cyrena Noles Aylesworth in Unadilla. - posted 06-2003

NORRIS-I would like to know were James Norris is buried. He's in the 1900 census of Kortright. James Jimenezposted 06-2005

NORTH -I am interested in anything that I can find out about Gabriel North, his wife, Nancy Townsend and their children. We come through Maria North who married David Hanford. I think she died in child birth and that child seems to have been raised by a family named Mead in Walton.What happened to their older children? Who were Nancy Townsend's parents. I would like to know the connections and any more of the story that I can find out. I would like to take these lines back as far as I can and I would like to be able to document these lines with any vital records or census' that I can. Is there a site that I can find this information on or a book that is very good on the early history of Walton? Thank you for any help that I can get. Judy Robertson - posted 03-2006

NORTH - Elizabeth Sayre Gazlay North (my 5th gr) b Elizabeth, Essex Co., N.J. 1701. Father John Sayre - moved Southampton, L.I., N.Y. M John Gazlay, Orange Co. who d. 1722. Same year their only child born - also named John Gazlay. Later she M Mr. North and lived with him and his family along Delaware River in upstate N.Y. They had a family and North was said to be of a prominent family. Thought this would be Norths in Walton but they would have come about 50 years later than Elizabeths time.Any suggestions as to where to find Elizabeth & Mr. North about 1725- on. Thank you. Marilyn Ertel - posted 01-2001

NORTH - have info to share - Chuck Arnold - posted 01-97

NORTHRUP - I'm looking for info re Caroline Northrup. Family records state that she was born 16 March 1812 Dehli, Delaware, NY (I'm not sure that this is accurate). She married William Eager (son of Oliver Eager Senior) of Sangerfield Township, Oneida County, New York on 5 Jan 1832 (place of marriage not recorded). Mother of nine children, before her death 19 Aug 1850 shortly after death of youngest son DeWitt. Other children were named: Charles Henry, Cynthia, Amy Jeanette, Almeron, Sarah Adelia, Alvin, Amos, Orinda & DeWitt. She is buried in Sangerfield Township. Husband and 9 children left Oneida County NY in 1854-spring 1855 to move to Union Township, Rock County, WI. I have the details on her husband & children. Question: who were her parents? While reviewing one Delaware website, I saw some Footes, which may be in the family tree. One family record states "Carolyn Northrup, was the dtr of a Nr. Northrup and his wife Sally Williams Northrup, who was a dtr of Ephraim Williams & his wife Chloe Hause Williams (about 1679)." Any help would be greatly appreciated. Jennifer Eager Ehle - posted 09-2014

NORTHRUP - I would like to hear from anyone of the Northrup family. Connie Miller - posted 12-2006

NORTHRUP - I am trying to identify the parents of my GGG Grandfather Charles Northrup. He was born in Franklin, Delaware County, New York. I do not have a birth date, but he died 16 Aug 1864. He was married to Cynthia Curtis. She was born 26 Sep 1819 in Chesterfield,Hampshire Co.,Massachusetts. Any information regarding Charles Northrup would be greatly appreciated. Doug Lane - posted 05-2006

NORTHRUP - Looking for ______? Northrup who was the father of Charles Northrup born 4 Mar 1837 in Delaware Co. NY . Mother was Hannah Dingee, daughter of Marcus and Janette. Charles married Mary Anne Darling 1862 in Gilboa, Schoharie Co. NY. Blanche Tate - posted 04-2001

NORTHRUP - I am trying to find the parents to Elizabeth Northrup who married Harry Buell Sept. 2 1855? - posted 05-2000

NORTHRUP - Looking for information from anyone about NORTHRUP and HAFELE in their family tree from the Delhi and surrounding area. William Northrup - posted 03-99

NORTHRUP - Looking for information on Horatio Northrup. b. approx 1822, d. 26 Sept 1885. m. Marcia Bassel who was born 1824 in Franklin and d. 1906 in Sidney. To the best of my knowledge they lived in the Franklin/Sidney area of Delaware County. Have lots of info on their descendents but unable to find ancestory of Horatio. Believe Marcia's parents were Amariajh Bassel and Lucy Foot both from Delaware Co. Bob and Judy Fahy - posted 11-98

NORTHWAY - Looking for a Northway family that had a daughter, Ruth M. Northway, who married Emory S. Abell in 1835. Thank you. Audrey Zatarian - posted 04-98

NORTON - Researching the family of Eli Norton, born in Delaware County circa 1813. Parents believed to be Amos Norton and Leona Treadwell. Leona died circa 1855, and Amos joined his son, Eli Norton and his family moving to Iowa and settling near Rowley in Buchanan County, circa late 1850s. Amos believed to remarry one Anna (nee unknown), who joined him in Iowa. I am pursuing leads and information pretaining to the birth places of Amos and Leona, believed to be in Connecticut or Mass, in late 1700s, as well as their marriage, believed to be circa 1809, as well as their whereabouts and livelihood while in Delaware County. Finally, pursuing leads and information pretaining to the paternal forebears of Amos Norton. Brent Norton - posted 12-2009

NORTON - I am looking for the father of Triphena Norton who was born ca. 1793. She married Jacob Voorhies in 1809 according to Gilboa Reformed Church Records. In the 1810 Census for Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY, there is an Elon Norton and an Eli Norton living next to Jacob Voorhies. Am looking into the possibility that Elon is her father. Would be interested in any information on this Norton family of early Delaware and Schoharie Counties. Joyce Riedinger - posted 01-2009

NORTON - I am looking for a father for Eliakim Norton who was born 1801. I think his father's name could be Goerge or Ebeneze who has a brother Daniel. Do you know of any? Gen - posted 02-2005

NORTON - Looking for my gggggranfather Samuel Norton born June 11,1799. Parents names unknown; married to Jurusha b-aug. 4, 1799. That is all the information I have on Samuel except his children names Levi b- 8-3-1823 Wayne Co. PA, Tracy s. b-6-7-1834 Wayne Co. PA; Luther b-? don't know what County Samuel was born at either. Any information appreciated. Shelia Norton - posted 05-2004

NORTON - My gggrandmother Mary "Polly" Norton was born in Stamford, NY April 20, 1797. I don't think they were there too long ( they came originally from CT) and went on the Washington, LA. They were there as early as 1803-1805. Mary Norton m. Thomas Gardner b. May 23, 1787. Have heard that he was born in NY, but have no proof. Would appreciate any help. Gloria G.Boelens - posted 01-99

NOXON - Searching for information on the George Washington Noxon family and descendants: Egbert G., Emery s., Arthur Montean, Cornelia M., Mary Etta, Matilda C., Henry E., Sherman Van Ness, Sarah H., Ella V. Mostly in and around Walton Town. I found the four graves listmd in the Arkvile and Benedict cemeteries. France Stenberg - posted 03-98

NUTT - I am in search of information on my Great-Grandfather. My father Larry D. Smith has been doing a family tree search on and off for many years now however, he keeps running into brick walls when it comes to information on his Grandfather. The only information that we have on him and I'm not so sure that all is correct is as follows. Name- James Charles Nutt born in Bristol, England in or around 1885 we were told that he was born on December 15,1885 (not sure thats correct) He was supposed to have come over to the United States in 1906, shortly before his 21st B-day. Again, not sure this information is correct due to my finding a transcript of immigrant ships on the SS Britannic on December 15,1888, there was a 9 month old infant listed by the name of J. Nutt. Not sure wheather or not this is my ggfather, but, the name and the dates either match up or are real close. anyhow, while over here he married a women by the name of Jessie (maiden name) Chrissy, they had 5 children Eva, Rena, Henry, Behaula and Lillian-being my grandmother and my fathers mother. James and his wife jessie lived in Centerville, N.Y. James worked at a mill in East Branch, N.Y. and on July 14,1922 while at work there was a young women drowning in the Delaware River. my G-Grandfather being the only one to jump in to help the women, died saving her life. apparently she was panicking as he was attempting to save her and she kicked him in the head causing him to fall unconscious, however he was able to get her safely to shore before going under and drowning himself. his wife Jessie recieved the Andrew Carnegie Hero award in his Honor. Anyone with any information, PLEASE help it would be so greatly appreciated. Belinda Smith - posted 05-99

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