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VanValkenburg, Alexander

Male 1840 - 1910  (70 years)


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  • Name VanValkenburg, Alexander 
    Born 1840  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 01 Jun 1870  Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 01 Jun 1875  Montezuma, Cayuga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 11 Jun 1880  Canandaigua, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 16 Feb 1892  Rochester, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 16 Jun 1900  Rochester, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 06 Jun 1905  Henrietta, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 16 Apr 1910  Auburn, Cayuga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died 20 Dec 1910  Auburn, Cayuga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1  VV-Alexander-JaneKING-Rochester-Auburn
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2014 

    Family King, Jane C.,   b. 1840, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Doolittle, John F. (adopted),   b. Mar 1863, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1941, Auburn, Cayuga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)  [Natural]
     2. VanValkenburg, Emma Rose,   b. Apr 1870, Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Mar 1920, Marshville, Wainfleet Twp., Welland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Marriage of Emma VV to Alfred Bailey, 1 Jan 1897, Rochester, NY
    Marriage of Emma VV to Alfred Bailey, 1 Jan 1897, Rochester, NY

    The record shows the names of the parents. In Emma's case, parents are Alexander VV and Jane C. King. Later in life, Emma goes by Rose.
    DEATH REGISTER - Rose Bailey-4 Mar 1920
    DEATH REGISTER - Rose Bailey-4 Mar 1920
    Marshville, Wainfleet Twp., Welland Co., Ontario, Canada.

    Her parents: Alexander VV and Jane C. King are confirmed. Her place of burial is recorded as Auburn, NY. The informant to the details of the record was a Thos. Hannigan of Marshville, stated to be unrelated to the deceased. It is revealed that Thomas Hannigan was married to a Clara Pelkey of Oswego, NY, whose young aunt (she was raised with like a sister) had married a Joslyn of Auburn, NY. John F. Doolittle's second wife was a Joslyn of Auburn. No further connection has been found.

    Histories
    News about Inquest into Death of Alexander VV (1840-1910) at Auburn, NY.
    News about Inquest into Death of Alexander VV (1840-1910) at Auburn, NY.

    Alexander VV again stated to have been living with his "son-in-law", John F. Doolittle. John Doolittle refers in censuses to Alexander as his "step-father".

    News article found at Fulton History Newspaper Archive.
    Report on Funeral of Alexander VV (1840-1910) in Auburn, NY.
    Report on Funeral of Alexander VV (1840-1910) in Auburn, NY.

    The burial place was Soule Cemetery, which is where his son John F. Doolittle and family are also interred.

    News article found at Fulton History Newspaper Archive.
    Death of Alexander VanValkenburgh (1840-1910), struck by train in Auburn, NY.
    Death of Alexander VanValkenburgh (1840-1910), struck by train in Auburn, NY.

    Alexander VV is stated to have been living with his "son-in-law", John F. Doolittle. John Doolittle refers in censuses to Alexander as his "step-father". Alexander's daughter Emma Rose VV-Bailey was not John Doolittle's wife Emma Larwood-Botsford-Doolittle.

    News article found at Fulton History Newspaper Archive.

    Census Records
    1910 Census - John Doolittle, wife Emma, and John's 'step-father' Alex VV.
    1910 Census - John Doolittle, wife Emma, and John's "step-father" Alex VV.

    (Wall St.), Auburn, Cayuga Co., New York

    This census, taken in April 1910, shows the family living on Wall Street which was along the Auburn State Prison "big wall", nearby to State St. where Alexander was struck and killed by a train later this same year.
    1880 Census showing Alex VV, wife Jane, and two children.
    1880 Census showing Alex VV, wife Jane, and two children.

    Canandaigua, Ontario Co., New York

  • Sources 
    1. [S17] 1870 United States Federal Census - NEWYORK-Ontario-Hopewell-VVAlex, "United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-12828-1883-9?cc=1438024), New York > Ontario > Hopewell > image 46 of 48; citing NARA microfilm publication M593.

      Hopewell, Ontario Co., New York

      Samuel King, 60 b. 1810 New Jersey, stonemason
      Mary Ann King, 53 b. 1817 New York, wife
      Belle, 25 b. 1835 New York, at home
      Ezekiel, 22 b. 1838 New York, sawmill
      Ella, 11 b. 1849 New York
      Henry, 16 b. 1854 New York, cooper
      [next household has a Jane C. King m. to Alex VV, perhaps dau of above family]
      A. VanValkenburg, 30 b. 1840 Canada, teamster
      Jane VanValkenburg, 31 b. 1839 New York, wife
      John, 7 b. 1863 New York
      Emma, 1 mo., b. 1870 New York b. in Apr 1870

      [both the 1850 and 1860 census for Hopewell, have Samuel & Mary A. King as parents of a daughter, named alternatively as Jane King and Catharine J. King b. 1839]

    2. [S1] 1875 New York State Census - NEWYORK-Cayuga-Montezuma, "New York, State Census, 1875," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-21621-13639-10?cc=1918735), Cayuga > Montezuma > image 4 of 39; citing State Library, Albany.

      Montezuma, Cayuga Co., New York

      Alex Van Valkenburg, 34 b. 1841 Canada, alien, farmer, married
      Jane Van Valkenburg, 33 b. 1842 Ontario Co. NY, married
      John Van Valkenburg, 13 b. 1862 Ontario Co. NY, son
      Emma Van Valkenburg, 5 b. 1870 Ontario Co. NY, dau

    3. [S4] 1880 United States Federal Census - NEWYORK-Ontario-Canandaigua-VVAlex, 1880 United States Federal Census. NARA microfilm publication T9. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880 population schedules. Part of Record Group Number 29. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007. National Archives, Washington, DC, USA.

      Wood St., Canandaigua, Ontario Co., New York

      [boarding with two other families: and Bennet and Quigley]

      Alex VanVaulkabur, 38 b. 1842 Canada, both parents b. Canada, laborer
      Jane VanVaulkabur, 41 b. 1839 New York, both parents b. NY, keeping house
      Emely, 10 b. 1870 New York, father b. Canada, mother b. NY, at school
      John, 16 b. 1864 New York, father b. Canada, mother b. NY, at school

    4. [S3] 1892 New York State Census - NEWYORK-Monroe-Rochester, "New York, State Census, 1892," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11567-84488-77?cc=1529100), Monroe > Rochester, Ward 09, E.D. 01 > image 10 of 13.

      Rochester, Monroe Co., NY (Electoral Ward 9)

      Alex VanValkenberg, 53 b. 1839 Canada, immigration status: alien, laborer
      John VanValkenberg, 29 b. 1863 US, labourer
      Jane VanValkenberg, 52 b. 1840 US
      Emma VanValkenberg, 22 b. 1870 US

    5. [S5] 1900 United States Federal Census - NEWYORK-Monroe-Rochester-VVAlex, "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11772-69563-58?cc=1325221), New York > Monroe > ED 65 Election District 1 Rochester City Ward 9 > image 21 of 31; citing NARA microfilm publication T623.

      Vincent St., Rochester, Monroe Co., NY (Electoral Ward 9)
      Alex. VanValkenburg, 60 b. 1840 (exact d.o.b. "unknown") b. Canada, German, lodger, WIDOWED, Lab. (cotton mill), immigrated in 1870, has been in US 30 years, immigration status: Al. (alien, not naturalized).

      [Boarder with the DuMars family (seems no relation). He cannot read and write.]


    6. [S6] 1905 New York State Census - NEWYORK-Monroe-Henrietta, "New York, State Census, 1905," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11542-51226-53?cc=1463113), Monroe > Henrietta > E.D. 01 > image 4 of 12.

      Henrietta, Monroe Co., New York

      [Boarding with the Newton family, farmer]

      Exander VanValkenburg, 65 b. 1840 Canada, German, Farm Labourer, has been in US 40 years, immigration status: Al. (alien).

    7. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census - NEWYORK-Cayuga-Auburn-DOOLITTLE, "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M5C8-HYG), Alex Van Valkenburgh in household of John F Dolittle, Auburn Ward 7, Cayuga, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 20, sheet 4A, family 75, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374941.

      119 Wall St., Town of Auburn, Cayuga Co., New York

      John H. Dolittle (head of household), 49 b. 1861 New York, married 12 years, both parents b. NY, clerk in grocery store, out of work 6 wks in 1909
      Emma Dolittle, 58 b. 1852 New York, wife of HOH, married 12 years, mother of 8 children of whom 4 are living, father German, mother Wales
      Alex VanValkenburgh, 69 b. 1841 Canada, widower, stepfather (of HOH), odd jobs, immigration yr 1858 status: alien, out of work 32 wks in 1909