Thelma Geraldine Maybee

F, #152, b. 6 August 1906, d. 5 January 2004
FatherGeorge Herbert Maybee1 b. 9 Feb 1878, d. 23 Jun 1926
MotherNina Henrietta Chapman1 b. 12 Aug 1882, d. 25 Jul 1911
Misc Thelma Geraldine Maybee is Maybee Society Member Number 152. 
Married Name Her married name was Flanagan. 
Birth*6 August 1906 She was born on 6 August 1906 at Rosebush, Isabella County, Michigan.2 
(Witness) CensusApril 1910 Thelma Geraldine Maybee appeared on the census of April 1910 in the household of George Herbert Maybee and Nina Henrietta Chapman at Kern County, California,
; Herbert Maybee, Head, M, W, 32, M1, 6, Canada, Canada, Canada, foreman, owns home
Nona Maybee, Wife, F, W, 27, M1, 6, 3 children born and living, Dehota, Canada, Canada
Minard Maybee, Son, M, W, 5, S, Michigan, Canada, Dehota, none
Thelma Maybee, Daughter, F, W, 3, S, Michigan, Canada, Dehota, none
Ronird Maybee, Son, M, W, 18 months, S, Michigan, Canada, Dehota, none.3 
Census*January 1920 Thelma Geraldine Maybee appeared on the census of January 1920 at 213 Oak Street, Mount Pleasant, Isabella County, Michigan.
Thelma Maybee, Lodger, F, W, 13, Michigan, Michigan, Minnesota, in school; with the Fred Doane family.4 
Anecdote* My mother, Thelma Gertrude Maybee, was the rock that held us together. Without her fortitude, our family would have dissolved rapidly.
Thelma was born in Rosebush, Michigan, the second child and only daughter of Herbert Maybee and Nina Henrietta Chapman. They had three children, Minard, Thelma , and Ronald.
Thelma was delivered by Dr Benjamin Franklin Patterson Johnston, a cousin who deliver all of the babies in that area for some forty years. He always called Thelma his "Blue Ribbon Baby" because she was the only dark haired baby he had delivered in that bunch of blondes. Her dark hair came from the Maybee side which has some Indian blood scattered in the lineage.
The three children had a rough upbringing. Nina Maybee was quite ill with Tuberculosis and it was felt that the damp climate of Central Michigan was not helping her so they moved to Bartlesville, Oklahoma near a family friend named Billy Boyd. Herbert went to work in the oil fields, which was about the only work available in that area but things slowed down. They felt that the drier climate of Bakersfield, California would be better for Nina so they moved to that area. Thelma remembers that Herbert built them a tent home to live in and they lived on the project, the name given for the oil fields. Nina's health did not improve and she died on July 25, 1911. They shipped the body to Mt. Pleasant, Michigan for burial and also moved the children back to Michigan.
Herbert then left the children with their aunts and returned to California. Thelma 's Aunt Mary and Uncle Fred was going to adopt her. She said,"Uncle Fred was an old Bastard and you had to watch out for him or he would try to get you behind a plant or something and try to rape you."They were talking about putting Ronald in an orphanage and Grandma Chapman took Minard. Thelma 's Aunt Amelia (Thelma always called her Aunt Millie even later when most of the family called her Íkie) did not want to separate Thelma and Ronald so she talked to her husband Pearl Doane and got him to agree to take them.
They lived in Mt. Pleasant and attended the Training School at Michigan State Normal (now called Central Michigan) which was a training school for teachers and most of their teachers were students working towards their Teaching Certificate. Thelma could remember some of the teaching critics, as the supervising teachers were called, from her first few years there.
Pearl and Amelia Doane stayed in Michigan for a few years but Amelia's daughter by her first marriage to Will Graham, Bernice Graham, had a lung disease, called Impaia, that was not getting better in Michigan so they opted to move to Oklahoma where the weather was drier. This meant that Amelia had to move to Oklahoma with her young son, Robert, her sick daughter, Bernice, her other daughter Mildred, her niece, Thelma; and her nephew, Ronald. They moved to Oklahoma in 1920. Pearl stayed in Oklahoma for a while but he got lonesome for his mother and Michigan so he returned to Michigan, leaving Aunt Millie in Bartlesville, Oklahoma with no man to help raise five growing children and no means of support. Bernice's health continued to get worse and someone recommended that they move to New Mexico where the air was much drier along with the higher altitude. So in 1921, Aunt Millie moved the four younger children to Albuquerque, New Mexico and took a job as a seamstress for one of the Jewish Department stores. It was here that she later got her nickname "Ikie" as she would wave her hands while she was talking. She rented a house on the East side of town and eventually was able to put the down payment on the house at 902 W. Roma Avenue and operate it as a boarding house.
At the end of her Junior year at Albuquerque High School, Ikie told Thelma she would not be able to finish her next year. Thelma thought the world had come to an end since she couldn't finish her high school education. She took a job as an operator with the phone company.
Thomas Flanagan moving to Arizona and marrying her was one of the best things that happened to Thelma as it got her out from under the pressure, of being the orphan girl that had to wait on the family.5 
Marriage*22 October 1925 She married Thomas Lee Flanagan on 22 October 1925 at Las Lunas, Valencia County, New Mexico.2 
Residence*1955 Thelma Geraldine Maybee and Thomas Lee Flanagan lived in 1955 at 4200 Edith, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Tom L Flanagan (Thelma G) Builder h 4200 Edith.6 
Death*5 January 2004 Thelma Geraldine Maybee died on 5 January 2004 at Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, at age 97.7 
Burial* She and Thomas Lee Flanagan were buried at Sunset Memorial Park, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico.8 

Family

Thomas Lee Flanagan b. 12 Jan 1902, d. 7 Jun 1987
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Submission by Douglas Cameron Mabee, Maybee Society Member No. 177.
  2. [S399] Submission by Maybee Society Member Willis Eugene Flanagan, #144.
  3. [S76] 1910 United States Census, online ancestry.com, Twp 6 N pct, Kern, California, Series T624, Roll 78, Part 2, Page 25A.
  4. [S304] 1920 United States Census, online ancestry.com, Mount Pleasant Ward 1, Isabella, Michigan; Roll: T625_770; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 207; Image: 95.
  5. [S399] Submission by Maybee Society Member Willis Eugene Flanagan, #144. From his bio 1994.
  6. [S1] Ancestry.com, Albuquerque, New Mexico, City Directory, 1955.
  7. [S2] Social SecurityDeath Index, online http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/
  8. [S382] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave Memorial# 64040214.
  9. [S241] Emails from Barbara Millar, Arizona Birth Certificate 141-236.

Miriam Ione Hoy

F, #153, b. 24 February 1915, d. 17 November 2000
FatherElmo William Hoy1 b. 24 Jan 1894, d. 24 Apr 1976
MotherZella Onnalee Fancett1 b. 20 Aug 1896, d. 27 Aug 1976
Info* Information on her came from Miriam I. Hoy Curtis, #153 Cindy Bryant, #49 to early Maybee Society records. 
Description* Miriam Ione Hoy was described as Miriam has red hair. 
Misc She is Maybee Society Member Number 153. 
Married Name Her married name was Curtis. 
Birth*24 February 1915 She was born on 24 February 1915 at In Lottie's Brick House, Bushnell Center, Montcalm County, Michigan. 
Marriage*2 October 1937 She married James Kendall Curtis on 2 October 1937 at Ionia, Michigan. 
Occupation* Miriam Ione Hoy was a Office Worker. 
Death*17 November 2000 She died on 17 November 2000 at Sunfield, Eaton County, Michigan, at age 85.2 

Family

James Kendall Curtis b. 29 Nov 1915
Child

Citations

  1. [S202] Submission by Ruth L. (Pease) Linder.
  2. [S2] Social SecurityDeath Index, online http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/

Luella Edith Mabie

F, #159, b. 10 March 1920, d. 28 April 2012
FatherElmer Herbert Mabie1 b. 10 Aug 1889, d. 15 Feb 1983
MotherMary Washington Shillito1 b. 30 Jul 1890, d. 27 May 1947
Info* Information on her came from Louella Mabie Brodie, #159; Mary Lou Brodie Bach, #179; and Donna Lou Brodie Hatch, #180. to early Maybee Society records. 
Misc Luella Edith Mabie is Maybee Society Member Number 159. 
Married Name Her married name was Brodie. 
Birth*10 March 1920 She was born on 10 March 1920 at South Valley, Otsego County, New York.1 
(Witness) CensusApril 1930 Luella Edith Mabie appeared on the census of April 1930 in the household of Elmer Herbert Mabie and Mary Washington Shillito at Roseboom Township, Otsego County, New York,
; E Herbert Mabie, Head, M, W, 40, M, age at first marriage 23, New York, New York, New York, farms own farm
Mary W Mabie, Wife, F, W, 39, M, age at first marriage 22, New York, New York, New York
Herbert J Mabie, Son, M, W, 12, S, New York, New York, New York
Luella E Mabie, Daughter, F, W, 10, S, New York, New York, New York
Myra R Mabie, Daughter, F, W, 8, S, New York, New York, New York
Frank H Mabie, Son, M, W, 6, S, New York, New York, New York
Frederic E Mabie, Son, M, W, 3, S, New York, New York, New York
Luella J Shillito, Mother in law, F, W, 80, Wid, New York, New York, New York, none.2 
(Witness) Census20 April 1940 Luella Edith Mabie appeared on the census of 20 April 1940 in the household of Elmer Herbert Mabie and Mary Washington Shillito at Roseboom Township, Otsego County, New York,
; E Herbert Mabie, owns home worth $450 on farm, Head, M, W, 50, M, completed 8 years school, born in New York, Farms own farm
Mary Mabie, Wife, F, W, 49, M, completed 2 years high school, born in Washington
Herbert J Mabie, Son, M, W, 22, S, completed 8 years school, born in New York, Laborer, Farm, wages earned in 1939 - $230 for 38 weeks
Luella E Mabie, Daughter, F, W, 20, S, completed 2 years high school, born in New York, Housekeeper, Farm
Myra R Mabie, Daughter, F, W, 18, S, attended school, completed 3 years high school, born in New York
Frank H Mabie, Son, M, W, 16, S, completed 1 year high school, born in New York, Laborer, Farm
Frederick E Mabie, Son, M, W, 13, S, attended school, completed 6 years school, born in New York.3 
(Witness) oObit6 June 1947 Luella Edith Mabie was mentioned in the obituary of Mary Washington Shillito on 6 June 1947 at Cooperstown, New York; Mrs. Mary Shilletto Mabie, wife of E. Herbert Mabie, passed away early Tuesday morning at her late home after a long, painful illness.
Her funeral was largely attended Thursday afternoon from the Christian church of which she was a faithful member and teacher in the Sunday school when her illness began.
Her, pastor, the Rev. Myron Tripp, officiated and interment took place in the local cemetery.
Bearers were the three sons of the deceased, Herbert, Jr., Frank and Frederick, her two son-in-laws, Elliott Brodie, James Webster and Fred Snyderi
She-was born fifty-seven years ago at Mead, Washington and came here when very young. She was the daughter of the late John and Luella Shilletto.
She was a graduate of Cooperstown, High school and Schenevus Teachers' Training class and taught five years prior to her marriage in 1912 to E. Herbert Mabie, who survives her; also five children, five grandchildren, an aunt, Mrs. Nellie Shilletto, Oneonta and an uncle, William Michaels, Cooperstown, besides a host of: friends who extend sincere sympathy to the. bereaved family.4 
(Witness) oObit Luella Edith Mabie was mentioned in the obituary of Louise Emily Mabie; Louise E. Mabie, 100, of South Valley, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, at The Meadows in Middlefield.
Miss Mabie was born Oct. 13, 1895, in Butlers Corners, the daughter of Elmer and Minnie Lovejoy Mabie. She attended Butlers Corners District 1 School.
For many years she worked at the South Valley Glove Shop and also worked at the Marwell Chinchilla Farm.
She was the oldest member of the First Christian Church at South Valley where. she taught Sunday School and was church organist and pianist for many: years. Louise was a member of the Ladies Aid, Roseboom Grange, South Valley Women's Club and made lap robes and pillows for The Meadows.
Survivors include three nephews, Herbert Mabie and Frank Mabie of South Valley and Frederick Mabie of Fonda; two nieces, Luelle Brodie of South Valley and Myra Webster of Cherry Valley; many great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two o brothers, E. Herbert Mabie and Lee Mabie.
Funeral service was Monday, Feb. 19, at Ottman Funeral Home, the Rev. Alan Miller officiated. Burial will be in South Valley Cemetery in spring.
Calling hours were Sunday, Feb. 18, at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church of South Valley.5 
(Witness) oObit16 February 2005 Luella Edith Mabie was mentioned in the obituary of Frederick Ernest Mabie on 16 February 2005 at Oneonta, Otsego County, New York; Mr. Frederick E. Mabie, 78, passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam.
He was born Oct. 18, 1926, in South Valley, the son of E. Herbert and Mary (Shillipo) Mabie. On Nov. 24, 1946, he married Norma D. Edwards in South Valley. She predeceased him in 1989.He was a self-employed farmer in Roseboom. Later he was owner and operator of the Cargo Gas Station, Canajoharie. He also did carpentry and finishing work in Albany. Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Lori Mabie of Albany, Larry and Patricia Mabie of Fultonville, Rodney and Cindy Mabie of Canajoharie, and Rickke and Brenda Mabie of Ballston Spa; a daughter and son-in-law, Patti and Daniel Gustafson of Cobleskill; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Herbert (Stub) Mabie of Westford; two sisters, Myra Webster of Cherry Valley and Luella Brodie of South Valley; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by a brother, Frank Mabie, in 1997. Funeral services will be held at the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley, at noon Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, with the Rev. Alan Miller officiating. Calling hours will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, and from 11 a.m. until service time Thursday. Mr. Mabie will be placed in the Ottman Funeral Home vault to await spring burial in the South Valley Cemetery, South Valley. Contributions in Mr. Mabie's memory may be made to any area Hospice. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.6 
(Witness) oObit19 April 2010 Luella Edith Mabie was mentioned in the obituary of Herbert John Mabie on 19 April 2010 at Oneonta, New York; Herbert (Stub) J. Mabie, 92, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, April 17, 2010, after a long illness with his family by his side.
He was born July 10, 1917, in South Valley, to E. Herbert and Mary (Shillito) Mabie.
He was married Feb. 4, 1941, to Mildred Anna Snyder, his beloved wife of 50 years. She passed away July 2, 1991.
Herbert was a lifelong resident of South Valley, where he was born and raised and also attended school. In his early years, he worked and then managed his family farm. He also was employed by the Town of Roseboom, as highway superintendent, and was an Otsego County Correctional Officer. He worked as a carpenter for many years.
He was dedicated to his family and community. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Herbert was a trustee of the South Valley/Pleasant Brook Cemetery Association, and acted as a deacon and trustee of the South Valley Christian Church for many years.
He along with his sons, and grandchildren enjoyed making maple syrup each year. Stub was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it.
He is survived by his sisters, Myra Webster of Cherry Valley, and Luella Brodie of South Valley; as well as his son, William H. Mabie; and daughter, Margaret L. Mabie, both of South Valley; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; wife; brothers, Frank H. Mabie and Fredrick E. Mabie; and his children, Linda Ruth Mabie and Arthur Lee Mabie.
There will be a memorial service to celebrate his life at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 2010, at the South Valley Christian Church in South Valley.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking donations to be made in his loving memory to the South Valley First Christian Church Building Fund, or to the American Heart Association.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.7 
Death*28 April 2012 Luella Edith Mabie died on 28 April 2012 at South Valley, Otsego County, New York, at age 92.8,9 
oObit*30 April 2012  On 30 April 2012 at Oneonta, Otsego County, New York, Luella's obituary read: Luella Brodie, 92, passed away April 28, 2012, at home.
She was born March 10, 1920, in South Valley, the daughter of Elmer Herbert and Mary (Shillito) Mabie. She was married to Elliot Brodie on Sept. 20, 1942.
Survivors include her husband, Elliot Brodie; seven children; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a sister, Myra Webster.
She was predeceased by her parents; four brothers; and a granddaughter.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. May 2, 2012, at the First Christian Church, South Valley. Burial will follow in the South Valley Cemetery.
Visitation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. May 1, 2012, also at the First Christian Church.
Donations may be made in her name to the Catskill Area Hospice in Oneonta.8 
oObit1 May 2012  On 1 May 2012 at Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley, New York, Luella's obituary read: Luella Edith (Mabie) Brodie of South Valley –
Luella Edith Brodie, 92, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012 at home peacefully with her family by her side.
She was born March 10, 1920 in South Valley, NY the daughter of Elmer Herbert Mabie and Mary Washington Shillito Mabie. She was married to Elliot Frances Brodie on Sept. 20, 1942 at the South Valley First Christian Church.
She attended a one room school house in South Valley through 8th grade and then Cherry Valley Central School for 9th and 10th grade. She quit school in 10th grade to help her mom at home, who was pregnant.
She was a full time homemaker and worked on the family farm. She worked various part time jobs including: mothers helper, making birthday/wedding cakes, pursemaker, glovemaker, housekeeping, and worked at Finmere (home for the retired pastors and missionaries) in Cooperstown.
Her hobbies included genealogy, gardening, cooking and baking. She also enjoyed sending cards to encourage many people.
Survivors include her husband Elliot Brodie, children Frank Brodie of South Valley, Elliott (Linda Roberts) Brodie Jr. of Belleview, FL, Charles (Deborah Hoke) Brodie of South Valley, Mary Lou (David) Bach of Meadville, PA, Carol Brodie of South Valley, Barbara (Mickey) Kineke of Mohawk, Donna Lou (Steven) Hatch of McGraw, NY, 17 grandchildren: Jason (Cindy House) Brodie, Jeffrey (Amanda Hamblen) Brodie, Bryan Bach, Scott Bach, Amy Sue Bach (Craig) Dahl, Brett Bach, Jeremy (Melinda Fancher) Brodie, Adam (Susan West) Brodie, Rachel Brodie (Jonathan) Harvey, Jaime Brodie (Daniel) Cooper, Tony Brodie, Michael (Sara Horvath) Kineke, Kevin Kineke and Kayla Conroy, Dillion Hatch, Jekara Hatch, 17 great grandchildren: Nicholis Brodie, Chase House, Beau and Blake Brodie, Justin, Devin, and Jonathan Bach, Alexa, Conner, and Adam Dahl, Jerred, Jaidon, and Karis Brodie, Cayden and Lexi Cooper, Addison and Liam Kineke and a sister Myra Webster of Cherry Valley and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents and her brothers: George, Herbert, Frank, and Frederick Mabie and granddaughter Brandy Ann Brodie.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Wed. May 2, at the First Christian Church, South Valley, NY. Burial will follow in the South Valley Cemetery.
Visitation will take place from 6 – 8 PM on Tuesday, May 1, at the First Christian Church, South Valley.10 

Family

Elliott Francis Brodie

Citations

  1. [S123] Descendants of William and Sophia Scripture Mabie.
  2. [S303] 1930 United States Census, online ancestry.com, Roseboom, Otsego, New York, Roll: 1637, Page 2A, Enumeration District: 50, Image: 143.
  3. [S458] 1940 United States Census, online ancestry.com, Roseboom Twp, Otsego, New York, Roll T627-2717, Page 5A, ED 39-62.
  4. [S441] Old Fulton NY Post Card Website, online fultonhistory.com/Fulton_New_form.html, The Otsego Farmer, Cooperstown NY, Friday, June 6, 1947.
  5. [S41] Submission by John A. and Mary Ellen Maybee, Maybee Society Member No. 58., from Luella Brodie, MS #159.
  6. [S1] Ancestry.com, United States Obituary Collection; from The Daily Star, Oneonta, NY, 16 Feb 2005.
  7. [S192] Information taken from the Internet by John MayBee #8: http://thedailystar.com/obituaries/x993505701/…
  8. [S442] Google Alerts from Kim Mabee MS# 78: The Daily Star, Oneonta, NY, April 30, 2012.
  9. [S2] Social SecurityDeath Index, online http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/
  10. [S192] Information taken from the Internet by John MayBee #8: http://www.ottmanfuneralhome.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=620037

Doris Mabee

F, #161, b. 16 March 1930, d. 11 October 2010
FatherHarry Mabee1 b. 15 Feb 1893, d. Mar 1970
MotherSara L. Horan b. 28 Feb 1896
Misc* Doris Mabee is Maybee Society Member Number 161. 
Married Name Her married name was Kautzman. 
Birth*16 March 1930 She was born on 16 March 1930 at Goshen, Orange County, New York.1 
(Witness) CensusApril 1930 Doris Mabee appeared on the census of April 1930 in the household of Harry Mabee and Sara L. Horan at Goshen, Orange County, New York,
; Harry Mabee, Head, M, W, 37, M, age at first marriage 23, New York, New Jersey, New Jersey, keeper, prison
Sarah Mabee, Wife, F, W, 34, M, age at first marriage 20, New York, New York, New York
Marjorie Mabee, Daughter, F, W, 11, S, New York, New York, New York
Helen Mabee, Daughter, F, W, 8, S, New York, New York, New York
Harry Mabee, Son, F, W, 4, S, New York, New York, New York
Doris Mabee, Daughter, F, W, 0/12, S, New York, New York, New York.2 
(Witness) Census6 May 1940 Doris Mabee appeared on the census of 6 May 1940 in the household of Harry Mabee and Sara L. Horan at Goshen Township, Orange County, New York,
; Harry Mabee, owns home worth $3000 on farm, Head, M, W, 47, M, completed 8 years school, born in New York, Keeper, Reformatory, wages earned in 1939 - $2280
Sara Mabee, Wife, F, W, 44, M, completed 4 years high school, born in New York
Marjorie Mabee, Daughter, F, W, 21, S, completed 4 years high school, born in New York
Helen Mabee, Daughter, F, W, 18, S, completed 4 years high school, born in New York, Clerk, Shirt Shop, wages earned in 1939 - $0
Harry Mabee Jr, Son, M, W, 14, S, attended school, completed 8 years school, born in New York
Doris Mabee, Daughter, F, W, 10, S, attended school, completed 4 years school, born in New York
Gertrude Mabee, Daughter, F, W, 5, S, attended school, born in New York
Nettie Mabee, Mother, F, W, 72, Wd, completed 5 years school, born in New York.3 
Marriage*1953 Doris Mabee married Philip John Kautzman in 1953.4,1 
(Witness) Death23 May 2005 Doris Mabee was widowed by the death of Philip John Kautzman on 23 May 2005 at Sebastian, Indian River County, Florida.5 
Death*11 October 2010 Doris Mabee died on 11 October 2010 at Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Springs, New York, at age 80.4 
oObit*12 October 2010  On 12 October 2010 Doris's obituary read: Doris Mabee Kautzman was born on March 16, 1930 in Goshen, NY and on October 11, 2010, passed away peacefully at Saratoga Hospital, with family and friends at her side.
Her life was full and vibrant, with education and writing always playing important roles. She attended a one room schoolhouse and went on to graduate from State Teachers College at New Paltz. Doris was an elementary school reading specialist on Long Island for 29 years. After retiring she started a company to help children become interested in reading by writing and publishing their own books.
Married to Philip J. Kautzman in 1953, they raised their three children in Westbury, NY. She and Phil retired and spent 20 years in Sebastian, FL. Upon Philip's passing in 2005, Doris moved to Saratoga Springs, NY, to be near her daughters.
Doris has four siblings: Marge, Helen, Harry and Trudy. She is also survived by her children, Carol Kautzman, Philip Kautzman, Deborah DeLosa and her adored grandchildren, Amanda and Philip III. She will be missed by Debby Reynolds, Gail Kautzman and Jack Varley and numerous other family members and countless friends.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30am Friday (Oct. 15, 2010) in Bethesda Episcopal Church, corner of Broadway at Washington Street, officiated by The Rev'd. Canon Thomas T. Parke, rector. Burial will follow at 11am at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. There are no calling hours.4 

Family

Philip John Kautzman b. 12 Jul 1929, d. 23 May 2005

Citations

  1. [S399] Submission by Maybee Society Member Doris Mabee Kautzman, #161.
  2. [S303] 1930 United States Census, online ancestry.com, Goshen, Orange, New York, Roll: 1632, Page 9B, Enumeration District: 15, Image: 375.
  3. [S458] 1940 United States Census, online ancestry.com, Goshen, Orange, New York, Roll T627-2708, Page 13A, ED 36-18.
  4. [S192] Information taken from the Internet by John MayBee #8: www.burkefuneralhome.com, William J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home, online obit.
  5. [S2] Social SecurityDeath Index, online http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/

Cecil Allen Maybee

M, #164, b. 1 December 1935, d. 19 February 2014
FatherArchie Allen Maybee b. 18 Feb 1904, d. 14 Jun 1973
MotherEthel Marie Hutchcroft b. 13 Jul 1908, d. 15 Jan 2004
Misc Cecil Allen Maybee is Maybee Society Member Number 164. 
Birth*1 December 1935 He was born on 1 December 1935 at Soldiers Grove, Crawford County, Wisconsin.1 
(Witness) Census1 May 1940 Cecil Allen Maybee appeared on the census of 1 May 1940 in the household of Archie Allen Maybee and Ethel Marie Hutchcroft at Bear Creek, Clayton Township, Crawford County, Wisconsin,
; Archie A Maybee, Head, M, W, 36, M, completed 5 years school, born in Wisconsin, Farmer, Farm, Employer
Ethel M Maybee, Wife, F, W, 31, M, completed 7 years school, born in Wisconsin
Fern I Maybee, Daughter, F, W, 11, S, attended school, completed 4 years school, born in Wisconsin
Irene E Maybee, Daughter, F, W, 10, S, attended school, completed 4 years school, born in Wisconsin
Harlan A Maybee, Son, M, W, 5, S, born in Wisconsin
Cecil A Maybee, Son, M, W, 5, S, born in Wisconsin
Janice M Maybee, Daughter, F, W, 2, S, born in Wisconsin.2 
(Mentioned) oObit15 May 2002 Cecil Allen Maybee was mentioned in the obituary of Harland Archie Maybee on 15 May 2002 at La Crosse, Wisconsin; Harland A. "Archie" Maybee, 67, of La Crosse, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at his home after a year-long battle with cancer. Archie was secure in his love for, and faith in, his loving heavenly Father. He was born June 22, 1934, to Archie and Ethel Maybee in Soldiers Grove, Wis. He attended both grade school and high school in "the Grove." In 1953, he married Carolyn Johnson. They had a daughter, Julie, and they later divorced. He married Levon Erdman on Oct. 22, 1977, at the Little Brown Church, Nashua, Iowa.
He worked for the Trane Company for 41 years and retired on Oct. 1, 1994. He was a member of the Trane 25-Year Club and Trane Lodge Local 21.
Arch loved all sports including softball; was a member of the 700 Bowling Club; loved euchre, hunting and fishing; and was a big fan of the Green Bay Pack ers.
He is survived by his wife, Levon; his daughter, Julie Maybee and her friend, Hunter; stepchildren, David (Leanne) Erdman and Kimberly (Brad) Littlejohn; three stepgrandchildren, Eric (Wendy) Erdman, Daniel Erdman and friend Deanna and Jennifer Littlejohn; and two great-grandchildren, Erica and Justin Erdman. He loved each and every one of them. He is further survived by his mother, Ethel Maybee of Soldiers Grove; brothers, Cecil (Harriet) Maybee of Macheseny Park, Ill., and Terry (Gloria) Maybee of Janesville, Wis; sisters, Irene (Gordon) Dull and Fern (Jim) Connley, both of Soldiers Grove and Janice (Erland) Dregne, of Viroqua, Wis; and many special nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, an infant son and two infant brothers.
Harland became a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in 1978. He enjoyed the church, all his wonderful friends and the pastor. He looked forward to the friendly hugs when he came to church. A special thanks to Gundersen Lutheran Hospice, all of his dear friends who came to see him and for all of the cards and phone calls.
Archie was a wonderful husband, dad and grandpa. He will be missed very, very much.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church. The Reverend Judd Larson will officiate. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, Blair, Wis. Friends may call at the Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 809 Gillette Street, La Crosse, today from 5 to 7 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 10a.m. until the service.3 
(Witness) oObit17 January 2004 Cecil Allen Maybee was mentioned in the obituary of Ethel Marie Hutchcroft on 17 January 2004 at Winona, Wisconsin; Ethel Maybee, 95, of Soldiers Grove passed away Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, at Sannes Skogdalen Nursing Home, Soldiers Grove. Ethel was born at home in Glenn Haven, Wis., to Everett and Susan (Martin) Hutchcroft on July 13, 1908. She attended Flatrock School in Grant County, Fergeson School in Richland Center, Wis., and Seward School in Crawford County.
Ethel married Archie Maybee on Nov. 29, 1923, in the RLDS Church, Montgomeryville, Soldiers Grove. She was a member of the Community of Christ (RLDS) Church, Soldiers Grove, for many years. She was involved with the church and her family. She lived at Sannes Skogdalen Nursing Home from Jan. 24, 2000, until the time of her death.
Ethel is survived by her five children, Fern (Jim) Connely of Soldiers Grove, Irene (Gordon) Dull of Soldiers Grove, Cecil Maybee (Harriet) of Rockford, Ill., Janice (Erland) Dregne of Viroqua, Terry Maybee (Gloria) of Janesville; one-daughter-in-law, Levon Maybee of La Crosse; 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren, as well as many relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband and parent, Ethel was preceded in death by three sons, Orland, John and Harland; three sisters, Mabel Bacon, Edith Twing and Florence Maybee; and one brother, Floyd.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Sime Funeral Home, Readstown, Wis. Funeral services will be held at the Community of Christ (RLDS) Church, Montgomeryville, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, Elder John Johnson and Pastor Stacy Maybee [her grandson] officiating. Burial will be in the Montgomeryville Cemetery, Soldiers Grove, beside her husband, Archie.4 
(Witness) oObit25 February 2008 Cecil Allen Maybee was mentioned in the obituary of Irene E. Maybee on 25 February 2008 at Vernon County, Wisconsin; Irene E. Dull, 78, of Soldiers Grove passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua.
She was born on July 25, 1929, at Soldiers Grove, to Archie and Ethel (Hutchcroft) Maybee. She attended Soldiers Grove area schools. She married Roy Alan Edge in 1946 and together they raised their children —Brenda, Alanna and Mark —until his death in 1960. Irene married Gordon Dull at Soldiers Grove in 1962. They raised their combined family: Brenda (Robert) Haas, Sandy Strait, Dana (Terry) Martin, Alanna (Richard) Scott, Jon (Linda) Dull, Mark (Debbie) Edge, Jayne (Mark) Turgason and Jill (Mark) Witkowski.
She was employed by Soldiers Grove schools as school secretary from 1959-1962 and Seats, Inc. in Reedsburg from 1973 to 1980. She enjoyed her retirement with Gordon in their homes in Soldiers Grove and winters in Zephyrhills, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Harland Maybee; and a daughter and son-in-law, Jayne and Mark Turgason, and a brother-in-law, Jim Connely.
She is survived by her husband, Gordon of Soldiers Grove; her above named children; her sisters, Fern Connely and Janice (Erland) Dregne, all of Viroqua; her brothers, Cecil (Harriet) Maybee of Machesney Park, Illinois and Terry (Gloria) Maybee of Janesville; one sister-in-law, Levon Maybee of La Crosse; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.
The family wishes to especially thank Trish Swasko, D.P.A., the medical staff and Hospice of Vernon Memorial Hospital for their compassionate care.
Funeral services were held on Friday, February 15, 2008, at the Readstown Church of Christ. Pastor Lance Lorenz and Pastor Mike Zylstra officiated. Burial was in the North Clayton Cemetery. Friends called on Thursday evening, at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown and on Friday at the church until time of services. Condolences to simefu neralforum.com. Memorials preferred to North Crawford Rescue Squad and Vernon Memorial Hospice.5 
Death*19 February 2014 Cecil Allen Maybee died on 19 February 2014 at Machesney Park, Winnebago County, Illinois, at age 78.6 
oObit*15 May 2014  On 15 May 2014 Cecil's obituary read: Cecil Allen Maybee, age 78, of Machesney Park, IL passed away Wednesday February 19, 2014 at home surrounded by family. Born on December 16, 1935 in Richland Center, WI to Archie Allen and Ethel Marie Maybee (Hutchcroft). He married Ruby Harriet Christianson at Fort Leonard Wood, MO on November 8, 1956. Cecil was a veteran of the US Army and served in Korea during the Korean War. He loved to play Euchre and very much enjoyed the time spent at the Rockford Speedway watching the stock car races.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby; children, Blair Maybee, Debbie Olsen and Randy (Pat) Maybee; grandchildren, Wayne (Lindsey) Buck and Ryan Olsen; great grandchildren, Alaina and Allison Olsen and Harper Buck; siblings, Terry (Kim) Maybee, Fern (late Jim) Connely and Janice (late Erland) Dregne; sister-in-law, Levon Maybee; brother-in-law, Gordon Dull; as well as numerous nieces,nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his son, Todd Maybee; brother, Harland Maybee; sister, Irene Dull; and his parents.
A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held on Saturday May 31, 2014 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the "Illinois Room" at the Forest Hills Lodge, 1601 West Lane Road, Loves Park, IL, 61111. Cremation Private. Christenson Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting with arrangements. Memorials to the Family. A special Thank You to all our wonderful neighbors for your loving care and support.7 

Family

Ruby Harriett Christianson
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index.
  2. [S458] 1940 United States Census, online ancestry.com, Clayton Twp, Crawford, Wisconsin, Roll T627-4467, Page 4B, ED 12-3A, family 70.
  3. [S1] Ancestry.com, Ancestry Member Trees, Orr Family Tree. From LaCross [Wi] Tribune, Wednesday, May 15, 2002.
  4. [S1] Ancestry.com, United States Obituary Collection; from the Winona Daily News, Winona, MN, 17 Jan 2004.
  5. [S192] Information taken from the Internet by John MayBee #8: http://www.vernonbroadcaster.com/articles/2008/02/25/… "Vernon County (Wisconsin) Broadcaster" Published - Monday, February 25, 2008.
  6. [S442] Google Alerts from Kim Mabee MS# 78: Obit abstracted by Google; For the complete obituary, please see the May 15, 2014 issue of the Crawford County Independent & Kickapoo Scout.
  7. [S192] Information taken from the Internet by John MayBee #8: www.rockfordfunerals.com, see the May 15, 2014 issue of the Crawford County Independent & Kickapoo Scout.
  8. [S1] Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees, The Martin Family of Ohio and Wisconsin (Owner: Donald514).

Ardene Virginia Maybee

F, #167, b. 28 January 1924, d. 13 January 2013
FatherLee Roy Maybee b. 18 Aug 1897, d. 26 Feb 1950
MotherElla Anna Sophie Weber b. 9 Dec 1898, d. 23 Dec 1987
Info* Information on her came from Anna Marie Stroda Jarboe, #71 and Ardene Maybee Galutia, #167 to early Maybee Society records. 
Misc Ardene Virginia Maybee is Maybee Society Member Number 167. 
Married Name Her married name was Galutia. 
Birth*28 January 1924 She was born on 28 January 1924 at Woodbine, Kansas. 
(Witness) Census1925 Ardene Virginia Maybee appeared on the census of 1925 in the household of Lee Roy Maybee and Ella Anna Sophie Weber at Woodbine, Dickinson County, Kansas,
; Roy Maybe, Head, M, W, 27, M, Missouri, Merchant
Ella Maybe, Wife, F, W, 24, M, Missouri
Harold Maybe, Son, M, W, 5, Kansas
Evelin Maybe, Daughter, F, W, 3, Kansas
Ardine Maybe, Daughter, F, W, 1, Kansas.1 
(Witness) CensusApril 1930 Ardene Virginia Maybee appeared on the census of April 1930 in the household of Lee Roy Maybee and Ella Anna Sophie Weber at Woodbine, Dickinson County, Kansas,
; Roy Maybee, Head, M, W, 31, M, age at first marriage 21, Missouri, Ohio, Missouri, manager, restaurant
Ella W Maybee, Wife, F, W, 31, M, age at first marriage 21, Kansas, Kansas, Illinois
Harold L Maybee, Son, M, W, 9, S, Kansas, Missouri, Kansas
Evelyn Maybee, Daughter, F, W, 8, S, Kansas, Missouri, Kansas
Ardine Maybee, Daughter, F, W, 6, S, Kansas, Missouri, Kansas
Darrell Maybee, Son, M, W, 3, S, Kansas, Missouri, Kansas.2 
(Witness) Census11 April 1940 Ardene Virginia Maybee appeared on the census of 11 April 1940 in the household of Lee Roy Maybee and Ella Anna Sophie Weber at Woodbine, Dickinson County, Kansas,
; Roy Maybee, owns home worth $800, Head, M, W, 43, M, completed 8 years school, born in Missouri, Barber, own shop
Ella Maybee, Wife, F, W, 41, M, completed 8 years school, born in Kansas
Ardine Maybee, Daughter, F, W, 16, S, attended school, completed 1 year high school, born in Kansas
Darrel Maybee, Son, M, W, 14, S, attended school, completed 6 years school, born in Kansas
Allan Maybee, Son, M, W, 2, S, born in Kansas.3 
Marriage*9 June 1946 Ardene Virginia Maybee married Charles Leonard Galutia on 9 June 1946 at Herington, Kansas. 
Residence*between 1993 and 2002 Ardene Virginia Maybee lived between 1993 and 2002 at 1607 North 78th Terrace, Kansas City, Missouri.4 
(Witness) oObit16 July 2009 She was mentioned in the obituary of Darrell Eugene Maybee on 16 July 2009 at Salina, Kansas; Darrell E. Maybee, 82, died Tuesday, July 14, 2009. He retired from the city of Herington in 1991. He was preceded in death by a son, Ronald; a brother; and a sister. Survivors include his wife, Jane; a son, Mark; daughters, Mary Jane Laudemann, Carol Langhofer and Betty Martin; brothers, Allen and Raymond; a sister, Ardene Galutia; 11 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 17, at Zion Lutheran Church, Latimer, northeast of Herington.5 
Death*13 January 2013 Ardene Virginia Maybee died on 13 January 2013 at Kansas City, Missouri, at age 88.6 

Family

Charles Leonard Galutia b. 13 Mar 1923, d. 5 Sep 2003

Citations

  1. [S372] Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1915, online http://content.ancestry.com, Kansas State Census Collection, 1925, Wood Bine, Dickinson, Kansas.
  2. [S303] 1930 United States Census, online ancestry.com, Woodbine, Dickinson, Kansas, Roll: 700, Page 2A, Enumeration District: 25, Image: 411.
  3. [S458] 1940 United States Census, online ancestry.com, Woodbine, Dickinson, Kansas, Roll T627-1228, Page 3A, ED 21-26.
  4. [S1] Ancestry.com, U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002 and U.S. Public Records Index.
  5. [S1] Ancestry.com, United States Obituary Collection, Salina (Kansas) Journal, 16 Jul 2009.
  6. [S2] Social SecurityDeath Index, online http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/, and U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-2017.

Robert Grizzard Cooney Jr.

M, #168, b. 1 September 1926, d. 13 February 1996
FatherRobert Grizzard Cooney b. 16 Oct 1893, d. 12 Oct 1986
MotherAnn Lee Hayes b. 1897, d. 1984
Info* Information on him came from Robert G. Cooney, Jr., #168 to early Maybee Society records. 
Misc Robert Grizzard Cooney Jr. is Maybee Society Member Number 168. 
Birth*1 September 1926 He was born on 1 September 1926 at Nashville, Tennessee. 
Death*13 February 1996 He died on 13 February 1996 at Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, at age 69.1 
Burial* He was buried at Nashville, Tennessee. 

Citations

  1. [S2] Social SecurityDeath Index, online http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/

Francine Carolyn Mabie

F, #169, b. 18 March 1921, d. 26 May 2015
FatherPaul Sebastian Mabie1 b. 9 Dec 1894, d. 14 Aug 1976
MotherHazel Irene Severson1 b. 22 Jul 1892, d. 19 Oct 1989
Misc Francine Carolyn Mabie is Maybee Society Member Number 169. 
Info* Information on her came from Francine Mabie Haefner, #169 to early Maybee Society records. 
Name Variation  Francine Carolyn Mabie was also known as Frances. 
Married Name Her married name was Misplay. 
Married Name Her married name was Haefner. 
Birth*18 March 1921 She was born on 18 March 1921 at Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin.1 
(Witness) Census1930 Francine Carolyn Mabie appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Paul Sebastian Mabie and Hazel Irene Severson at 15781 Tracy, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan,
; Paul S Mabie, Head, owns house worth $6000, M, W, 35, M, age at first marriage 22, Wisconsin, Wisconsin, Wisconsin, serviceman, auto plant
Hazel I Mabie, Wife, F, W, 38, M, age at first marriage 24, Wisconsin, Norway, Wisconsin
Frances Mabie, Daughter, F, W9, S, Wisconsin, Wisconsin, Wisconsin
Edward S R Mabie, Son, M, W, 7, S, Wisconsin, Wisconsin, Wisconsin
Robert M Mabie, Son, M, W, 5, S, Michigan, Wisconsin, Wisconsin
George W Mabie, Son, M, W, 2 4/12, S, Michigan, Wisconsin, Wisconsin.2 
(Witness) Census10 April 1940 Francine Carolyn Mabie appeared on the census of 10 April 1940 in the household of Paul Sebastian Mabie and Hazel Irene Severson at 106 N Elm Avenue, Glendale, Saint Louis County, Missouri,
; Paul S Mabie, Head, M, W, 45, M, completed 1 year high school, born in Wisconsin, Superintendent, Automobile Factory, wages earned in 1939 - $5000
Hazel I Mabie, Wife, F, W, 47, M, completed 4 years high school, born in Wisconsin
Frances Mabie, Daughter, F, W, 19, S, completed 2 years college, born in Wisconsin
Edward L Mabie, Son, M, W, 17, S, attended school, completed 1 year high school, born in Wisconsin
Robert M Mabie, Son, M, W, 15, S, attended school, completed 8 years school, born in Michigan
George W Mabie, Son, M, W, 12, S, attended school, completed 6 years school, born in Michigan
Paul S Mabie Jr, Son, M, W, 7, S, attended school, completed 1 year school, born in Michigan.3 
Marriage*25 July 1941 Francine Carolyn Mabie married William Gilbert Misplay on 25 July 1941 at Webster Groves, Saint Louis County, Missouri.4,1 
Divorce*1945 Francine Carolyn Mabie and William Gilbert Misplay were divorced in 1945. 
Marriage27 April 1951 Francine Carolyn Mabie married Russel William Haefner on 27 April 1951 at Oakville, Saint Louis County, Missouri.4 
Occupation* Francine Carolyn Mabie was a Artist.5 
(Witness) oObit25 November 1997 She was mentioned in the obituary of Robert Marion Mabie on 25 November 1997 at Saint Louis, Missouri; Robert M. Mabie, [died] Sun. Nov. 23, 1997; beloved husband of the late Jean Mabie (nee Norman); dear father of Mary Mabie, Hazel Robins, David Mabie, Richard "Mike" (Melinda) Mabie, Norma (Dave) Heim, Walt "Bo" (Amber), William Mabie, and the late Robert A. Mabie; dear brother of Francine (Russell) Haefner, George (Betty) Mabie, Paul (Dorothy) Mabie, and the late Edward Mabie; dear grandfather of 18, great-grandfather of three, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, nephew, cousin and friend.
Funeral from FEY Funeral Home, 4100 Lemay Ferry Road, south of Lindbergh, Wed. Nov. 26, 10am. Interment, National Cemetery. Memorials may be given to charity of your choice. In parlors after 4pm on Tuesday.6 
Residence*between 1998 and 2002 Francine Carolyn Mabie and Russel William Haefner lived between 1998 and 2002 at 15715 Bellflower Street, Bokeelia, Florida.7 
Death*26 May 2015 Francine Carolyn Mabie died on 26 May 2015 at Lady Lake, Lake County, Florida, at age 94.8 
oObit*24 June 2015  On 24 June 2015 at Saint Louis, Missouri, Francine's obituary read: Francine C. Haefner (nee Mabie), wife of Russell W. Haefner, mother of the late Sandra K. Turnipseed, grandmother of Michelle and Tamara Smith, sister of George W., Paul S., the late Edward L. and the late Robert M. Mabie, daughter of the late Paul S. and Hazel I. Mabie, aunt to many nieces and nephews. Francine and Russell, formerly of Florissant, MO and Bokeelia, FL, have lived at Lady Lake, FL for the last few years. Francine was an accomplished portrait artist and taught art classes in her home before moving to Florida. 

Family

William Gilbert Misplay b. 15 Sep 1917, d. 11 Mar 1990
Child

Citations

  1. [S123] Descendants of William and Sophia Scripture Mabie.
  2. [S303] 1930 United States Census, online ancestry.com, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, Roll: 1068, Enumeration District: 844, Image: 208.
  3. [S458] 1940 United States Census, online ancestry.com, Glendale, St Louis, Missouri, Roll T627-2148, Page 8A&B, ED 95-130.
  4. [S1] Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
  5. [S13] Handbook of compiled genealogical records, p 99.
  6. [S382] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave Memorial# 77403389, Published St. Louis Post-Dispatch 25 Nov 1997, page D11.
  7. [S1] Ancestry.com, U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002 and U.S. Public Records Index.
  8. [S128] Information printed in the Maybee Society Communicator: Issue 103, October 2105. Obituary.

Elizabeth Jean Kinney

F, #171, b. 3 October 1915, d. 28 May 2011
Misc* Elizabeth Jean Kinney is Maybee Society Member Number 171. 
Name Variation  Elizabeth Jean Kinney was also known as Betty. 
Married Name Her married name was Mabie. 
Birth*3 October 1915 She was born on 3 October 1915 at Rockford, Illinois, daughter of William and Hazel (Lawson) Kinney.1 
Marriage*1 January 1937 She married Harland Dean Mabie, son of James Oscar Mabie and Charlotte Claire Dean, on 1 January 1937 at Rockford, Illinois.2 
Census*11 April 1940 Elizabeth Jean Kinney and Harland Dean Mabie appeared on the census of 11 April 1940 at 703 Oakley, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois.
Harland Mabie, Head, M, W, 23, M, completed 1 year college, born in Wisconsin, Clerical Work, Mach Shop, wages earned in 1939 - $1400
Betty Mabie, Wife, F, W, 24, M, completed 4 years high school, born in Illinois, Stenographer, Mach Shop, wages earned in 1939 - $900.3 
Residence*between 1996 and 2002 Elizabeth Jean Kinney lived between 1996 and 2002 at 2131 Wentworth Avenue, Rockford, Illinois.4 
(Witness) oObit She was mentioned in the obituary of Margaret Sarah Busey; Margaret Sarah Busey Mabie of Houston, Texas, formally of Palm Harbor, Florida passed from this life on Tuesday May 18, 2010. Mrs. Mabie was born in Champaign, Illinois on January 26, 1916 to Albert and Estella Busey. Mrs. Mabie was married to Byron Leroy Mabie at the University Christian Church in Champaign, Illinois on August 27, 1939. Following their marriage they moved to Rockford, Illinois where they lived until Mr. Mabie Retired from Eclipse Corporation in 1977. To this union two daughters were born. Carolyn (Harold) Eye of Richmond, Texas and Marilyn (Mel) Gresham of Monticello, Kentucky. Mrs. Mabie was a homemaker for most of her married life and was a member of several organizations including the Daughters of the American Revolution, Christian Womens Club, and Rockford Club.Mrs. Mabie was also a member for many years of the Tarpon Springs Christian Church and recently of Westside Christian Church in Houston. Mrs. Mabie is preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She is survived by her two daughters, six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and her sister-in-law Mrs. Betty Mabie of Rockford, Illinois. Mrs. Mabie will be truly missed by all her family and friends.A visitation will be held at Curlew Hills Funeral Home on Monday, May 24, 2010 from 11 a.m. – 12: p.m. with a funeral service to follow at 12:00 p.m.5 
Death*28 May 2011 Elizabeth Jean Kinney died on 28 May 2011 at Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, at age 95.1 
oObit*5 June 2011  On 5 June 2011 at Rockford, Illinois, Elizabeth's obituary read: Elizabeth "Betty" Jean Mabie, 95, of Rockford passed from this life into the arms of Jesus, her Lord and Savior, on Saturday, May 28, 2011, in Alden Nelson Debes Health Care Center. Born Oct. 3, 1915, in Rockford, the daughter of William and Hazel (Lawson) Kinney. She lived her whole life in Rockford, graduating from Rockford High School in 1933. She married Harland D. Mabie on Jan. 1, 1937; he died Oct. 17, 1962. Betty worked for the Board of Education for many years. She was a charter member of the Calvary Christian Church, where she taught Sunday school, and was a member of the Calvary Mission Guide. Elizabeth was devoted to her family and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed. She is survived by her children, Rebecca (Merrill) Davis of Truman, Minn., James (Juanita) Mabie of Joplin, Mo., Mark A. (Jill) Mabie of Kingwood, W.Va., and Annette (James) Ragan of Rockford; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Kinney; sister-in-law, Emmi (Muecke) Kinney; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents; brothers, Robert and William Kinney; and sister, Isabel Crosby. Memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, in Calvary Christian Church, 5455 Charles St., with Pastor Steve Doyle officiating. The family suggests donations be made to Calvary Christian Church; or to the Mabie Memorial Scholarship Fund at Lincoln Christian University, 100 Campus View Drive, Lincoln, IL 62656. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services Ltd., Fred C. Olson Chapel. To share a memory or condolence, visit olsonfh.com.1 
Burial* She and Harland Dean Mabie were buried at Cedar Bluff Cemetery, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois.6 

Family

Harland Dean Mabie b. 7 Feb 1907, d. 17 Oct 1962

Citations

  1. [S1] Ancestry.com, United States Obituary Collection, Rockford Register Star, Rockford, IL, 5 Jun 2011.
  2. [S123] Descendants of William and Sophia Scripture Mabie.
  3. [S458] 1940 United States Census, online ancestry.com, Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, Roll T627-913, Page 8A, ED 101-51.
  4. [S1] Ancestry.com, U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002 and U.S. Public Records Index.
  5. [S192] Information taken from the Internet by John MayBee #8: http://www.curlewhills.com/visitations/View.php?id=1036
  6. [S382] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave Memorial# 105262985.

George William Mabie

M, #172, b. 28 October 1927, d. 12 November 2016
FatherPaul Sebastian Mabie1 b. 9 Dec 1894, d. 14 Aug 1976
MotherHazel Irene Severson1 b. 22 Jul 1892, d. 19 Oct 1989
Info* Information on him came from Ted Mabie, #82, of Baton Rouge, La; George William and Betty Myrick Mabie,#172 to early Maybee Society records. 
Misc George William Mabie is Maybee Society Member Number 172. 
Baptism28 October 1927 He was baptized on 28 October 1927 at Detroit, Michigan.1 
Birth*28 October 1927 He was born on 28 October 1927 at Detroit, Michigan.1 
(Witness) Census1930 George William Mabie appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Paul Sebastian Mabie and Hazel Irene Severson at 15781 Tracy, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan,
; Paul S Mabie, Head, owns house worth $6000, M, W, 35, M, age at first marriage 22, Wisconsin, Wisconsin, Wisconsin, serviceman, auto plant
Hazel I Mabie, Wife, F, W, 38, M, age at first marriage 24, Wisconsin, Norway, Wisconsin
Frances Mabie, Daughter, F, W9, S, Wisconsin, Wisconsin, Wisconsin
Edward S R Mabie, Son, M, W, 7, S, Wisconsin, Wisconsin, Wisconsin
Robert M Mabie, Son, M, W, 5, S, Michigan, Wisconsin, Wisconsin
George W Mabie, Son, M, W, 2 4/12, S, Michigan, Wisconsin, Wisconsin.2 
(Witness) Census10 April 1940 George William Mabie appeared on the census of 10 April 1940 in the household of Paul Sebastian Mabie and Hazel Irene Severson at 106 N Elm Avenue, Glendale, Saint Louis County, Missouri,
; Paul S Mabie, Head, M, W, 45, M, completed 1 year high school, born in Wisconsin, Superintendent, Automobile Factory, wages earned in 1939 - $5000
Hazel I Mabie, Wife, F, W, 47, M, completed 4 years high school, born in Wisconsin
Frances Mabie, Daughter, F, W, 19, S, completed 2 years college, born in Wisconsin
Edward L Mabie, Son, M, W, 17, S, attended school, completed 1 year high school, born in Wisconsin
Robert M Mabie, Son, M, W, 15, S, attended school, completed 8 years school, born in Michigan
George W Mabie, Son, M, W, 12, S, attended school, completed 6 years school, born in Michigan
Paul S Mabie Jr, Son, M, W, 7, S, attended school, completed 1 year school, born in Michigan.3 
Marriage*1 October 1955 George William Mabie married Betty Jean Myrick, daughter of Carl Jason Myrick and Hattie May Gray, on 1 October 1955 at St Lukes Methodist Church, Saint Louis, Missouri.4 
Residence*between 1993 and 2010 George William Mabie and Betty Jean Myrick lived between 1993 and 2010 at 4812 Dorsie Drive, Saint Louis, Missouri.5,6 
(Witness) oObit25 November 1997 George William Mabie was mentioned in the obituary of Robert Marion Mabie on 25 November 1997 at Saint Louis, Missouri; Robert M. Mabie, [died] Sun. Nov. 23, 1997; beloved husband of the late Jean Mabie (nee Norman); dear father of Mary Mabie, Hazel Robins, David Mabie, Richard "Mike" (Melinda) Mabie, Norma (Dave) Heim, Walt "Bo" (Amber), William Mabie, and the late Robert A. Mabie; dear brother of Francine (Russell) Haefner, George (Betty) Mabie, Paul (Dorothy) Mabie, and the late Edward Mabie; dear grandfather of 18, great-grandfather of three, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, nephew, cousin and friend.
Funeral from FEY Funeral Home, 4100 Lemay Ferry Road, south of Lindbergh, Wed. Nov. 26, 10am. Interment, National Cemetery. Memorials may be given to charity of your choice. In parlors after 4pm on Tuesday.7 
Death*12 November 2016 George William Mabie died on 12 November 2016 at South Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida, at age 89; Auto accident as George was attempting to leave his RV park.8 
oObit*17 November 2016  On 17 November 2016 George's obituary read: Betty Jean Mabie (nee Myrick), 87, died on Nov. 11, 2016, and George William Mabie, 89, on Nov. 12, 2016, in Fort Myers, FL.
George and Betty celebrated 61 years of marriage on Oct. 1. As teachers of life, together they combined their creativity, compassion, and energy on their quest to share their joy of life. Betty, born in Maplewood, was a loving mom, gifted artist, and special friend to many. She worked as a commercial artist for McGraw Hill and later published two children's books. While raising a family, she also worked as the creative and administrative partner for Mabie Vac-Formed Plastics. Betty's warm energy and her desire to truly get to know and find the best in everyone she met touched so many in an uplifting way. Born in Detroit, George was a devoted dad, professional engineer, and entrepreneur. He graduated with a bachelor's degree from Rolla, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and then served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. In 1954 he started his own business, Mabie Vac-Formed Plastics. Advocate of "projects" and hopeful inventions, believer in the power of positive thinking, George enriched the lives of family, friends, and all who knew him.
Loving parents of Glenn (Kris) Mabie, Jill (Glen) Borage, and Scott (Kathleen) Mabie; dear grandparents of Grant (Patty) Mabie, Drew (Tara) Mabie, Michelle (Craig) Meers, Renee Borage, Jeffrey Borage, Ryan Mabie, and Hannah Mabie; great-grandparents of Anne and Claire Mabie.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Hattie and Carl Myrick, and her dear sister Sally (Jerry) Krieg. George was the loyal brother of Paul (the late Dorothy) Mabie. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel and Paul Mabie, sister Francine (Russell) Haefner, and brothers Ted (Geneva) and Robert (Jean) Mabie.
They will be deeply missed by nieces, nephews, cousins, and the many dear friends they made in St. Louis, Fort Myers, and Nestor Falls, Ontario.
Services: Visitation at Kutis South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., 63129, Fri. Nov. 18, 4 to 8 pm. Celebration of Life at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 2761 Telegraph Rd, 63125, Sat. Nov. 19, 11 am. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Luke's United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice are appreciated.9 

Family

Betty Jean Myrick b. 16 May 1929, d. 11 Nov 2016

Citations

  1. [S123] Descendants of William and Sophia Scripture Mabie.
  2. [S303] 1930 United States Census, online ancestry.com, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, Roll: 1068, Enumeration District: 844, Image: 208.
  3. [S458] 1940 United States Census, online ancestry.com, Glendale, St Louis, Missouri, Roll T627-2148, Page 8A&B, ED 95-130.
  4. [S1] Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriages, 1851-1900.
  5. [S1] Ancestry.com, U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002 and U.S. Public Records Index.
  6. [S326] From a letter sent to the Maybee Society by.
  7. [S382] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave Memorial# 77403389, Published St. Louis Post-Dispatch 25 Nov 1997, page D11.
  8. [S442] Google Alerts from Kim Mabee MS# 78: from WINK-TV News, Fort Myers, Florida, and Lee County Sheriff's Office, Saturday, November 12, 2016.
  9. [S442] Google Alerts from Kim Mabee MS# 78: from http://www.kutisfuneralhomes.com/4444

Carleton Mabee

M, #175, b. 25 December 1914, d. 20 December 2014
FatherFred Carleton Mabee b. 28 Nov 1883, d. 26 Oct 1955
MotherMiriam Anna Bentley b. 28 Jun 1887, d. 13 May 1971
Info* Information on him came from Keith Warren Mabee, #113, Fred Carleton Mabee, Jr. "Carleton", #175 to early Maybee Society records. 
Misc Carleton Mabee is Maybee Society Member Number 175. 
Name Variation  Carleton Mabee was also known as Fred Carleton Jr. 
Birth*25 December 1914 He was born on 25 December 1914 at Shanghai, China. 
(Witness) Anecdote5 September 1924 The following family departed Southampton, England on the SS Mauretania on 30 August 1924 continuing a trip from Shanghai, China and arrived in New York on 5 Sep 1924. They were Canadian citizens destined for Brookline, Massachusetts:
Fred Carleton Mabee, 40 Years 9 Months, Male, Missionary
Miriam Bentley Mabee, 37 Years 2 Months, Female, his wife
Ruth B Mabee, 13 Years 5 Months, Female, his child
Fred Carleton Mabee, 9 Years 8 Months, Male, his child
Irving Hart Mabee, 3 Years 7 Months, Male, his child.1 
(Witness) Census24 April 1930 Carleton Mabee appeared on the census of 24 April 1930 in the household of Fred Carleton Mabee and Miriam Anna Bentley at 221 Campbell, Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, Virginia,
; Fred C Mabie, Head, rents at $40, M, W, 46, M, age at first marriage 26, Canada, Canada, Canada, Teacher, State Teacher's College
Marion R Mabie, Wife, F, W, 42, M, age at first marriage 20, Rhode Island, Canada, Ohio, Teacher, State Teacher's College
Ruth B Mabie, Daughter, F, W, 19, S, China, Canada, Rhode Island
Fred C Mabie Jr, Son, M, W, 15, S, China, Canada, Rhode Island
Irving H Mabie, Son, M, W, 9, S, China, Canada, Rhode Island.2 
Census*2 April 1940 Carleton Mabee appeared on the census of 2 April 1940 at 509 F Street, Washington, DC.
Fred Mabee, Lodger , M, W, 25, S, attended school, completed 5 years college, born in China, American Citizen, Residence in 1935 - Lewiston, Maine.3 
(Witness) Census11 April 1940 Carleton Mabee appeared on the census of 11 April 1940 in the household of Fred Carleton Mabee and Miriam Anna Bentley at 378 College Street, Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine,
; Fred C Mabee, owns home worth $4000, Head, M, W, 57, M, completed 5+ years college, born in Maine, Teacher, College, earned $3500 in 1939
Marion Mabee, Wife, F, W, 53, M, completed 5+ years college, born in Rhode Island
Carleton Mabee, Son, M, W, 25, S, completed years school, completed 5+ years college, born in China
Irving Mabee, Son, M, W, 19, S, completed 2 years college, born in China.4 
Marriage*21 December 1945 Carleton Mabee married Norma Dierking, daughter of William Henry Dierking and Bertha Travis, on 21 December 1945 at Sioux City, Iowa.5 
Anecdote MABEE, Carleton 1914
PERSONAL: Born December 25,1914, in Shanghai, China; son of Fred Carleton and Miriam (Bentley) Mabee; married Norma Dierking, 1945; children: Timothy Irving, Susan. Education. Bates College, A.B., 1936; Columbia University, Ph D., 1942. Residence: Gardiner, N.Y. Office: State University College, New Paltz, N.Y.
CAREER: American Friends Service Committee, relief worker in Vienna, Austria, 1946-41; Olivet College, Olivet, Mich., tutor, 1947-49; Clarkson College of ethnology, Potsdam, N.Y., assistant to full professor, 1949-61; Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, professor of American civilization, 1953-54; Delta College, University Center, Mich., director of Social Studies Division, 1961-64; Rose Polytechnic Institute, Terre Haute, Ind., chairman of department of humanities and social sciences, 1964-65; State University College, New Paltz, N.Y., professor of history, 1965- Wartime service: Civilian Pub; Service, 1941-45. Member: American Historical Society, American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, American Association of University Professors, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Sigma Rho. Awards, honors: Pulitzer Prize for biography, 1944, for The American Leonardo.
WRITINGS: The American Leonardo: A Life of Samuel . B. Morse, Knopf, 1943; The Seaway Story, Macmillan, 1961 Contributor to professional journals, magazines, and encyclopedias.
WORK IN PROGRESS: A history of the sit-in and freedom-rider movements, for Macmillan.6 
Anecdote Historian and psychotherapist Carleton Mabee won the Pulitzer Prize in 1944 for his book, The American Leonardo: A Life of Samuel F. B. Morse.
Mabee received his PhD in History from Columbia University. He is Professor Emeritus of History of the State University of New York College at New Paltz, N Y. Retired from teaching, Mabee is involved in the NY Sojourner Truth Institute and leads bus tours of sites historically linked to her. In 1993, he and his daughter, Susan Mabee Newhouse, wrote the first extensive biography of Truth, Sojourner Truth, Slave, Prophet, Legend.
Mabee has said that his inspiration for his most recent work, Listen to the Whistle: An Anecdotal History of the Walkill Valley Railroad in Ulster and Orange Counties, came from hearing the whistles of the trains heading for the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge, near where he lives in Gardiner, NY.
His most Famous Works
* The American Leonardo: The Life of Samuel F. B. Morse (1944)
* Black Freedom: The Nonviolent Abolitionists from 1830 through the Civil War (1970)
* Sojourner Truth, Slave, Prophet, Legend (1993.)7 
Occupation* Carleton Mabee was a Professor, historian, author at Clarkson College, New York.8 
Anecdote* In 1944 Carleton Mabee won a Pulitzer Prize for Biography with his book, American Leonardo: A life of Samuel F. B. Morse (Knopf 1943).
The Seaway Story was published by Macmilllan in 1961.
Black Freedom: The Nonviolent Abolitionists from 1830 Through the Civil War." (Macmillan, 1970) which received an award from Anisfeild-Wolf human rights foundation in Cleveland and the Saturday Review,
Black Education in New York State: From Colonial to Modern Times (Syracuse University Press, 1979) which won the John Ben Snow Prize from the press for outstanding work among books it published that year.
Recently he has been recognized for Sojourner Truth: Slave, Prophet, Legend (New York University Press, $35, June 1993). Carleton was aided by his daughter, Susan Mabee Newhouse, a psychologist in Baltimore on this book.
Before Carleton Mabee soldiered through six years of basic researcher on Sojourner Truth, authors copied the same overblown myths and mistakes from one book to the next, historians and reviewers say. ... "He's done a beautiful job, says Town of Esopus Historian Dorothy DuMond. I think he is going to be the absolute reference for her. He spent so many years digging out the facts. He made her come alive to me."
Purple Mountain Press, Ltd. , Main Street, P. O. Box E-3, Fleischmanns???, NY 1240-0378, advises us that this October they will have available a new book by Carleton Mabee, entitled The Wallkill Valley Railroad. This new book is about the railroad that once stretched from Montgomery to Kingston.9 
Residence*between 1969 and 2004 He and Norma Dierking lived between 1969 and 2004 at 2121 Route 44 55, Gardiner, New York.10,11 
Residence16 February 2014 Carleton Mabee lived on 16 February 2014 at 2121 Route 44 55, Gardiner, New York.12 
oObit20 December 2014  On 20 December 2014 at Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, Carleton's obituary read: Pulitzer Prize winner and seasonal Oak Bluffs resident Carleton Mabee died Thursday, December 18, 2014 [after suffering a fall at his home in Gardiner, NY]. The author of numerous books and articles on American history, Mr. Mabee was Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York at New Paltz and had been a seasonal resident of Oak Bluffs since 1950. He was 99 and would have been 100 on Christmas day.
Professor Mabee was born in Shanghai in 1914. His parents were teachers and missionaries.
He was educated at Bates College and Columbia University. His dissertation, The American Leonardo: A Life of Samuel F. B. Morse, won the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1944. Writing in the introduction, Allan Nevins said, "It is fortunate that the materials for a complete biography have fallen into the hands of a student so industrious and keen-sighted, and a writer so gifted, as Mr. Mabee."
Other books followed: The Seaway Story (1961), Black Freedom: The Non-Violent Abolitionists From 1830 Through the Civil War (1970), Black Education in New York State from Colonial to Modern Times (1979, winner of several awards), Sojourner Truth: Slave, Prophet, Legend (1993, with his daughter Susan Newhouse).
During World War II, Dr. Mabee took a pacifist position, spending the war years as a conscientious objector in Civilian Public Service. His assignments included working as an attendant in mental hospitals. Immediately following the war he spent a year in Austria working for the American Friends Service Committee relief effort. Subsequently, he led several projects for the AFSC in the US, including a voter registration drive in North Carolina in 1963.
In 1945 he met and married Norma Dierking and the couple had two children, Timothy and Susan.
In 1953, he was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to teach at Keio University in Japan. Over a long academic career, he taught history at Olivet College in Michigan, Clarkson College of Technology in New York, and Delta College in Michigan. He retired from the State University of New York at New Paltz.
He considered his true calling to be research and writing. After he retired, he focused his efforts on New York State history. He wrote Bridging the Hudson: The Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge and Its Connecting Rail Lines (2001) and Listen to the Whistle: An Anecdotal History of the Walkill Valley Railroad (2009.) He served as historian to the Town of Gardiner, where he lived, and wrote Gardiner and Lake Minnewaska (2003). A final book on efforts to protect open space in the Shawangunk Mountains is forthcoming in 2015.
Services were held Saturday at New Paltz United Methodist Church in New York.13 
Death*20 December 2014 He died on 20 December 2014 at Gardiner, Ulster County, New York, at age 99.14 
oObit*22 December 2014  On 22 December 2014 at Washington, DC, Carleton's obituary read: Carleton Mabee, a historian who won the Pulitzer Prize for his scrupulous and often-scathing biography of the painter and telegraph inventor Samuel Morse, died Dec. 18 at his home in Gardiner, N.Y. He would have been 100 on Christmas Day.
The death was announced by the State University of New York at New Paltz, where he had been a professor emeritus of history. The cause was complications from a fall, said his daughter, Susan Mabee Newhouse.
The son of Baptist missionary teachers, Mr. Mabee (pronounced "maybe") spent his first nine years in China and later grew up in Maine. He spent his career focused on American social history, while also forging an independent path in politics and scholarship.
He was classified as a conscientious objector during World War II and performed civilian public service work, including a stint as an attendant in mental hospitals. He quit one of his first teaching jobs over his sharp dissent with the college's administration over the purging of faculty for holding left-wing political beliefs.
During the civil rights movement of the 1960s, he participated in sit-ins and voter registration drives in the South.
Mr. Mabee was 30 when he earned the Pulitzer, which grew out of his doctoral dissertation at Columbia University and might have established him on a high-profile, Ivy League career path.
"By choice he never was one to want that kind of status, and he hated to be called ‘Doctor,' " said his daughter. "What was important to him was his ability to do research, his ability to write and pursue social justice causes." For much of the 1950s, she said, they lived on a farm in Potsdam, N.Y., while he taught at the nearby Clarkson College of Technology.
In his graduate studies at Columbia in the late 1930s and early 1940s, Mr. Mabee came under the tutelage of the Pulitzer-winning historian Allan Nevins, who encouraged the student's interest in Morse.
The result was the publication in 1943 of Mr. Mabee's "The American Leonardo," about Samuel Morse, a cocksure painter and prolific inventor best remembered for creating the electromagnetic telegraph and lending his name to the code by which words were transmitted by taps representing each letter of the alphabet.
After long struggle, Morse publicly unveiled his telegraph in 1844 and sent the oft-quoted first message on an experimental line from Washington to Baltimore: "What hath God wrought?
Morse died in 1872 at 80. A few years later, an acquaintance named Samuel I. Prime wrote a hagiographic biography that stood for 50 years as the standard reference work on Morse.
It took Mr. Mabee to ferret out other dimensions to his life. Morse co-founded the Journal of Commerce and was an early master of the daguerreotype. But his personality could be dreadfully off-putting, including his pro-slavery politics, his anti-Catholic vitriol and his run for mayor of New York on an anti-immigrant platform. He was also apparently a horrid husband and father.
Critics hailed the book as darkly illuminating.
"Mr. Mabee whitewashes nothing," science journalist Waldemar Kaempffert wrote in his New York Times review. "He gives us Morse the narrow Calvinist who loathed Unitarians and saw in the Catholic Church only an evil political system; the chauvinist who hated England and raised his voice in political campaigns to plead for the expulsion of foreign-born citizens from the United States; [but also the] businessman who had so high a sense of social responsibility that he wanted to sell his invention to the government and thus prevent the wild speculation that he foresaw.
"It is a very human Morse that emerges from Mr. Mabee's pages."
Mr. Mabee wrote that he titled his work "The American Leonardo" in homage to the Renaissance painter Leonardo da Vinci because he wanted him to "be known as more than a telegrapher." It won the 1944 Pulitzer for biography or autobiography.
Fred Carleton Mabee Jr. was born Dec. 25, 1914, in Shanghai, where his parents were teachers and Baptist missionaries. His father was from Canada and the family name was of Huguenot origin.
The younger Mabee — who later legally changed his name to Carleton Mabee — was mostly raised in Lewiston, Maine, where his father taught chemistry at Bates College.
Mr. Mabee graduated in 1936 from Bates College and then entered Columbia, where he received a master's degree in 1938 and a doctorate in 1942.
After World War II, he was a relief worker in Vienna with the American Friends Service Committee and then joined the faculty of Olivet College, a school in Michigan with a student body of less than 300.
He seemed drawn by Olivet's reputation for accommodating socialists, pacifists and other idiosyncratic voices among the faculty; for years, it was nicknamed "little Bohemia."
But the arrival of a new president, Aubrey Ashby, a former executive at NBC, provoked conflict when he accused teachers of "indoctrinating students with their peculiar ideas of democracy" and labeled his administration "a period of sanitation."
Ashby dismissed several members of the faculty, and many others left in protest in 1949, including Mr. Mabee and Tucker Smith, who had been the Socialist ticket's vice presidential candidate in 1948.
Mr. Mabee spent the next dozen years teaching at what is now Clarkson University in Potsdam, and he subsequently chaired the department of humanities and social sciences at what is now Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind. He joined SUNY at New Paltz in 1965 and retired in 1980.
He was married to Norma Dierking from 1945 until her death in 2004. Survivors include two children, Timothy I. Mabee of Naperville, Ill., and Susan Mabee Newhouse of Baltimore; two granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.
Mr. Mabee wrote a shelf of well-regarded books, including "The Seaway Story" (1961), about the St. Lawrence Seaway; "Black Freedom: The Nonviolent Abolitionists from 1830 Through the Civil War" (1970); and a biography of the 19th-century abolitionist Sojourner Truth, "Sojourner Truth: Slave, Prophet, Legend" (1993), the last co-written with his daughter, who has a professional background as a psychotherapist.
He also wrote several histories focused on the Hudson Valley of Upstate New York. Among the last was "Promised Land" (2008), about Father Divine, the black spiritual leader who started interracial communities in Ulster County, N.Y., starting in the 1930s.
"Intentional, utopian communities fascinate me," he wrote in the preface. "I am attracted to their idealism. I want to understand their successes and their failures." He added that the book shared a theme many of his others, namely "the struggle for racial integration and the application of non-violence to social change."15 

Family

Norma Dierking b. 17 Jul 1914, d. 23 Sep 2004

Citations

  1. [S1] Ancestry.com, New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957.
  2. [S303] 1930 United States Census, online ancestry.com, Harrisonburg, Harrisonburg (Independent City), Virginia, Roll: 2467, Owns house worth $20B, Enumeration District: 1, Image: 929.
  3. [S458] 1940 United States Census, online ancestry.com, Washington, District of Columbia, Roll T627_565, Page 61A, ED 1-359.
  4. [S458] 1940 United States Census, online ancestry.com, Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, Roll T627_1469, Page 7A, ED 1-28.
  5. [S399] Submission by Maybee Society Member Fred Carleton Mabee, Jr. "Carleton", #175.
  6. [S399] Submission by Maybee Society Member Susan Edginton, #102.
  7. [S192] Information taken from the Internet by John MayBee #8: http://www.answers.com/topic/carleton-mabee
  8. [S10] Royal A Mabee's notebook.
  9. [S128] Information printed in the Maybee Society Communicator: From article in the Poughkeepsie Journal, written by Laura J. Toler, sent to us by our member, #94, Evelyn Mabie Danilevics.
  10. [S1] Ancestry.com, U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002 and U.S. Public Records Index.
  11. [S441] Old Fulton NY Post Card Website, online fultonhistory.com/Fulton_New_form.html, The Kingston NY Daily Freeman; Saturday evening, August 15, 1969 (daughter's engagement.
  12. [S326] From a letter sent to the Maybee Society by: from Carleton.
  13. [S442] Google Alerts from Kim Mabee MS# 78: from The Martha's Vineyard Times, Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, Dec 20, 2014.
  14. [S442] Google Alerts from Kim Mabee MS# 78: obit from The Washington [DC] Post, By Adam Bernstein December 22 2014.
  15. [S442] Google Alerts from Kim Mabee MS# 78: from The Washington [DC] Post, By Adam Bernstein December 22 2014.