Sunday, December 8, 2013

1880s/1890s Autograph Album of Oleta C. Loghry of Cameron, New York


1880s/1890s autograph album of Oleta C. Loghry of Cameron, New York.



The album is approximately 9" x 6" and contains the sentiments of over twenty of Oleta's relatives and friends.

From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections and additions welcome!]

Oleta C. Loghry was born about August 1879 in Steuben County, New York, the daughter of Abram and Almira (Ross, I think) Loghry.

Several of her paternal relatives signed pages in her album.  Aunt Rachel (Loghry) Smith, her husband Ira R. Smith and their two daughters, Mary E. Smith and Nettie L. Smith, signed pages in Oleta's album.  Rachel (Loghry) Smith was a sister to Oleta's father Abram Smith.  

Aunt Rachel (Loghry) Smith signed her page on May 11, 1890.



Rachel's husband, Ira R. Smith, signed a page on April 1, 1890.



Their daughter Mary E. Smith signed a page on March 16, 1890 at South Howard, New York.



Daughter, Nettie L. Smith, signed a page on March 25, 1890, at Oak Hill, Hard Scrable [sic], New York.



Another of Oleta's aunts, and members of her family, signed pages in her album.   Aunt Lecretia (Loghry) Cornwall signed a page at South Howard, New York, on 1 December 1889.



Lucretia's husband, Truman Cornwall, signed a page in December 1889, at South Howard, New York.



The daughter of Lucretia (Loghry) and Truman Cornwall, Clara Adell Cornwall, signed a page on November 22, 1889.



At some point after 1900, Oleta C. Loghry married Clarence DeGroff, son of A. Harrison and Mary (Strang) DeGroff.  They had at least two children, daughters Lena Lenora DeGroff and Irma DeGroff.  Clarence and Oleta operated a dairy farm at Hornellsville, New York.  Later, they moved to Bath, New York, where Clarence worked for the railroad.

Apparently Oleta's album came to light years later, and her husband Clarence DeGroff signed it in 1949 at Kanona, New York.  Oleta died in 1969.



If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the signers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!

Signers in the album:   [Note: given names within a specific surname may not be in alphabetical order.]

  • Very hard to read, but could be Mrs. Jennie Kinny
  • E. L. L. signed at Cameron, New York
  • Sarah, signed on September 21, 1893
  • Mrs. Amanda Burch; she wrote upside down on the page.
  • Aunt Lucretia, signed at South Howard, New York, on December 1, 1889.  Lucretia (Loghry) Cornwall, sister of Oleta's father Abram Loghry and wife of signer Truman Cornwall and mother of signer Clara Adell Cornwall
  • Uncle Truman Cornwall, signed at South Howard, New York, in December 1889.  Husband of signer Lucretia (Loghry) Cornwall and father of signer Clara Adell Cornwall
  • Cousin Clara Adell Cornwall, signed November 22, 1889.  Daughter of signers Lucretia (Loghry) Cornwall and Truman Cornwall.
  • Sarah Crane, signed at South Howard, New York, on September 21, 1893
  • Clarence DeGroff of Kanona, New York, signed on April 24, 1949.  Husband of album owner Oleta C. Loghry
  • Abigail Flewlin; middle initial P or I or ?.  Possibly the Abigail Fluellyn/Fluellen listed on the 1890 Veterans Schedule at Cameron, New York.  I believe she was the third wife of Edward B. Flewellen [variant spellings]  He must have served in the Civil War as, though he himself had apparently died, Abigail is listed on the 1890 Veterans Census Schedules.
  • Della Lewis of Cameron, New York, signed on July 23, 1890
  • Oleta C. Loghry of Cameron, New York; album owner
  • Maggie Loghry, signed at Bath, New York, on August 1, 1891
  • S. A. Loghry
  • Margareta Loghry of Bath, New York, signed on January 23, 1895
  • Almira Loghry, signed at Cameron, New York, on August 12, 1890; Oleta's mother Almira (Ross ?) Loghry
  • F. A. Peacock, signed on August 11, 1890
  • Florence E. Shattuck of Bath, New York
  • Ella Sinsebox of Oak Hill, New York
  • Cousin Mary E. Smith of South Howard, New York, signed March 16, 1890; daughter of signers Rachel (Loghry) Smith and Ira R. Smith and sister of signer Nettie L. Smith.  Rachel (Loghry) Smith was a sister to Oleta's father Abram Smith.
  • Ira R. Smith, signed on April 1, 1890; husband of signer Rachel (Loghry) Smith and father of signers Mary E. Smith and Nettie L. Smith.  Rachel (Loghry) Smith was a sister to Oleta's father Abram Smith.
  • Aunt Rachel, signed on May 11, 1890.  Rachel (Loghry) Smith, sister to Oleta's father Abram Smith and wife of signer Ira R. Smith and mother of signers Mary E. Smith and Nettie L. Smith
  • Netttie L. Smith of Oak Hill, Hard Scrable, New York, signed on March 23, 1890.  Oleta's cousin, Nettie L. Smith, daughter of signers Rachel (Loghry) Smith and Ira R. Smith and sister of signer Mary E. Smith.  Rachel (Loghry) Smith was a sister to Oleta's father Abram Smith.
Cameron, New York [A], and Bath, New York [B]


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