Margaret Cornelia Buffham
F, #6844, b. 13 July 1908, d. 19 October 2005
|Info*||Information on her came from John and Mary Maybee, #58; Barbara Jean Maybee Gaines,#122;Sharon A. Gaines, #186; Helen Maybee Randi, #108 to early Maybee Society records.|
|Married Name||Her married name was Maybee.|
|Birth*||13 July 1908||Margaret Cornelia Buffham was born on 13 July 1908 at Potsdam, New York, daughter of Albert Edward Buffham and Cora Beckwith.1,2,3|
|Marriage*||3 September 1926||She married Nelson Arthur Maybee, son of John Henry Maybee and Clara Belle Wood, on 3 September 1926 at Norwood, St Lawrence County, New York.2|
|Census*||April 1930||Margaret Cornelia Buffham and Nelson Arthur Maybee appeared on the census of April 1930 at Gouverneur Street, Canton, St Lawrence County, New York. |
Nelson Maybee, Head, owns house worth $5000, M, W, 29, M, age at first marriage 26, New York, New York, New York, Dealer, Coal and Lumber
Margaret Maybee, Wife, F, W, 21, M, age at first marriage 18, New York, New York, New York
Helen Maybee, Daughter, 2 10/12, S, New York, New York, New York
Richard McKinnie, Nephew, M, W, 11, S, New York, New York, New York
John Maybee, Son, M, W, 1 2/12, S, New York, New York, New York.4
|(Witness) Anecdote||9 July 1935||The Fourth of July last week was a memorable day for Mr. and Mrs. John H. Maybee. for to them it was not only the anniversary of the Magna Charter of this country, but also their Golden Wedding day. It was in Edwards, where last week Thursday several thousand people were holding forth in a mighty old-fashioned Fourth frolic, that Clara Wood was married to John Maybee fifty years ago. She was the daughter of Silas and Laura Wood, he the son of Nelson and Eliza Poole Maybee. And last week John and Clara looked back with fond memories to those Edwards and other days, he at the age of 75 years, and she at 74.|
Mr. and Mrs. Maybee resided in Edwards all the years of their early life. It was in 1910 that they came to Canton to live. Mr. Maybee purchased the Hodskin House, now the Hotel Harrington, in 1911. This he later sold. A quiet man. he nevertheless has a great liking for forging ahead. It was he who built the garage now owned by Percy Dawley.
Shortly after the death of the late Wilfred Woodhead. he purchased the lumber and coal business of Robinson & Woodhead, which he has since conducted in partnership with his son. Nelson.
During the day of July Fourth Mr. and Mrs. Maybee attended a picnic held in their honor at the Russell picnic grounds. Many relatives, including their four children and several grandchildren were present.
During the day many friends and neighbors called to offer congratulations. Gifts of money, a nice floor lamp, and baskets of beautiful flowers were received by the couple.
Among the guests attending the picnic were: Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Maybee and family. Mrs. Ralph Gardiner and daughter. Shirley, of Bergen, Mrs. Mildred McKenney, Miss Jean McKenney, Richard McKenney. Mr. and Mrs. John Gilmore and son Harold, of Dekalb. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harris, Mr. and Mrs. George Maybee and son, of Oswegatchie. Mr. and Mrs. Bert Maybee, Miss Inez Maybee. Mr. Web. Maybee, of Russell. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Johnson and Miss Ruth Brockway. of Carthage. Miss Jennie Brown, Miss Fredonia Brown, of Dekalb, Mrs. Nan Maybee. of Hermon, Mrs. Delia Maybee. of Edwards.5
|Census||15 April 1940||Margaret Cornelia Buffham and Nelson Arthur Maybee appeared on the census of 15 April 1940 at 43 Gouverneur Street, Canton, St Lawrence County, New York. |
Nelson Maybee, owns home worth $4000, Head, M, W, 39, M, completed 4 years college, born in New York, Proprietor, Coal and Lumber Business
Margaret Maybee, Wife, F, W, 31, M, completed 2 years college, born in New York
Helen Maybee, Daughter, F, W, 12, S, attended school, completed 7 years school, born in New York
Jack Maybee, Son, M, W, 11, S, attended school, completed 5 years school, born in New York
Barbara Maybee, Daughter, F, W, 9, S, attended school, completed 3 years school, born in New York.6
|Occupation*||1945||Margaret Cornelia Buffham and Nelson Arthur Maybee were J.H. Maybee and Sons, a coal and lumber business in 1945 at Canton, St Lawrence County, New York.7|
|Death*||19 October 2005||Margaret Cornelia Buffham died on 19 October 2005 at Canton, St Lawrence County, New York, at age 97.1,3|
|oObit*||October 2005|| In October 2005 at Canton, New York, the obituary of Margaret Cornelia Buffham read: Margaret B. Maybee, 97, 37 Riverside Drive and formerly of 43 Gouverneur Street, Canton, died October 19, 2005 at Canton-Potsdam Hospital in Potsdam. The funeral will be Monday October 24, 2005 at 11:00, at the First Presbyterian Church of Canton.|
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. Maybee died Wednesday afternoon, October 19, 2005, at Canton-Potsdam Hospital. Calling hours will be Sunday afternoon and evening from 4-7 at the Lawrence Funeral Home in Canton. If friends desire contributions may be made to the Canton Fire Department Ambulance Fund, c/o Joan Newman, 13 Gouverneur Street, Canton, 13617, or to the Canton-Potsdam Hospital Foundation, 50 Leroy Street, Potsdam, 13676. Friends may send condolences online to www.lawrencefuneralhome.org. Surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law; Helen Randi, and her husband Dr. Joseph Randi, Canton and Venice, Florida: Barbara Gaines, Canton; one son and daughter-in-law, John "Jack" A. Maybee and Mary Ellen, Dunedin, Florida, twelve (12) grandchildren, twenty-three (23) great grandchildren, eight (8) great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Predeceasing Mrs. Maybee are two brothers Irwin and Glen, two sisters Mary Watson and Helen Williams and one great-great grandson, Ryan Scott Gaines. Born on July 13, 1908 in the town of Potsdam, she was a daughter of Albert Edward and Cora Beckwith Buffham. After graduating Salutatorian at Madrid High School in 1925, she attended Potsdam Normal School. On September 3, 1926, she married Nelson Arthur Maybee in Norwood with the Justice of the Peace, officiating. Mr. Maybee died December 31, 1961. During World War II, Mrs. Maybee worked at her husbands business, J.H. Maybee and Sons, a coal and lumber business in Canton. She later worked at the Queensboro Milk Plant in Canton. Then in the early 1970's, she was the bookkeeper at Bellinger Roofing where she continued to work until her health forced her to retire in the early 1990's. Mrs. Maybee was very active in the American Legion Auxiliary and acted as secretary for the Silas Wright Grange in Canton for over 50 years. For many years she served as Secretary and Treasurer for the Evergreen Cemetery in Canton. A member of the First Presbyterian Church of Canton, she was an avid golfer and past member of the St. Lawrence Golf and Country Club, bowled in various bowling leagues at Gray Lanes in Canton and enjoyed playing Bridge.1
|Burial||She was buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Canton, St Lawrence County, New York.8|
|Nelson Arthur Maybee b. 26 Aug 1900, d. 30 Dec 1961|
- [S241] Emails from Barbara Millar, from obituary, http://lawrencefuneralhome.org/obit.php
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- [S2] Social SecurityDeath Index, online https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/ssdi/
- [S303] 1930 United States Census, online ancestry.com, Canton, Saint Lawrence, New York, Roll: 1641, Page 14B, Enumeration District: 4, Image: 308.
- [S441] Old Fulton NY Post Card Website, online fultonhistory.com/Fulton_New_form.html, St. Lawrence Plain Dealer, Canton NY, Tuesday, July 9, 1935.
- [S458] 1940 United States Census, online ancestry.com, Canton, St Lawrence, New York, Roll T627-2769, Page 15A, ED 45-5.
- [S241] Emails from Barbara Millar, from Margaret's obituary, http://lawrencefuneralhome.org/obit.php
- [S382] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave Memorial# 43274952.
Joseph Anthony Randi
M, #6845, b. 4 August 1924, d. 5 January 2017
|Birth*||4 August 1924||Joseph Anthony Randi was born on 4 August 1924 at Brooklyn, New York City, New York.1|
|Marriage*||14 December 1948||He married Helen Clara Maybee, daughter of Nelson Arthur Maybee and Margaret Cornelia Buffham, on 14 December 1948 at New York City, New York.2|
|Residence*||between 1996 and 2010||Joseph Anthony Randi and Helen Clara Maybee lived between 1996 and 2010 at 832 Harrington Lake Lane, Venice, Florida.3|
|(Mentioned) oObit||1 April 2016||Joseph Anthony Randi was mentioned in the obituary of of Helen Clara Maybee on 1 April 2016 at Garden City, New York; Helen Clara (Maybee) Randi gracefully passed on March 23 at her home on Grannis Brook Farm in Canton, N.Y. She was surrounded by her family while holding hands with her beloved husband of 67 years, Dr. Joseph A. Randi.|
Helen was born in Canton, N.Y. to Margaret and Nelson Maybee in 1927. After graduating Canton High School at 17 she came to Adelphi University where she earned her degree in Nursing. It was at Adelphi where she met and fell in love with Joseph Randi. They married in 1948. After her husband graduated from Columbia Dental School they returned to the town they fell in love with while at Adelphi. It is here in Garden City where they would live for the next 38 years and raise their five children.
Helen was a very active member of the Garden City community. PTA, cub scouts, Twigs, were just a few of the organizations that she participated in while raising her busy family. She also helped with her husband's dental practice running the front office.
After her children were grown Helen fell in love with the game of golf. It was at Cherry Valley Country Club where she would enjoy the game and meet the friends she would have for life. When she was not golfing she loved needle pointing, knitting, beading, gardening and traveling.
In 1960 Helen and Joe bought the Grannis Brook farm in Canton, NY. It was here where the Randi family would enjoy all their holidays. Helen loved every inch of her farm. She filled her home with beautiful antiques and furniture made by her husband. She filled her gardens with spectacular flowers and vegetables. She loved exploring the woods on skis, in canoes, and on foot. For years Helen would welcome many friends and family to the farm where many happy memories were made.
The Randi's left Garden City in 1992 when Dr. Randi retired from dentistry. They would spend the winter months in Venice, Florida and would return to the farm spring through fall.
Nothing made Helen more happy than when she was surrounded by her family. She was a dedicated, supportive, and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her family always felt her love and will miss her forever.
Helen is survived by her husband Dr. Joseph Randi, 4 of her 5 children, Margie(Jim)(Abraham,Cyrus,Helen). , Mary(Kathy,Tim, Matt,Andrew,Scott), Anthony( Ruth)( William, Chesney), Matt (Linda)(Matthew,Shawntel). She was also blessed with 17 great grandchildren. She is pre-deceased by her eldest son Joseph A.Randi Jr. (Cynthia) (Joseph, Jessica.)
Visiting hours were held at the Lawrence funeral home in Canton, NY. The funeral service will be held at the Canton Methodist Church in Canton, NY at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 1. Memorial donations can be made to the Hospice and palliative care of the St Lawrence Valley.4
|Death*||5 January 2017||Joseph Anthony Randi died on 5 January 2017 at Canton, St Lawrence County, New York, at age 92.5|
|Burial*||He and Helen Clara Maybee were buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Canton, St Lawrence County, New York.6|
|Helen Clara Maybee b. 3 Jul 1927, d. 23 Mar 2016|
- [S1] Ancestry.com, New York, New York, Birth Index, 1910-1965.
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- [S1] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index.
- [S192] Information taken from the Internet by John MayBee #8 : http://www.gcnews.com/news/2016-04-01/In_Memoriam/…
The Garden City News, Garden City NY, 1 Apr 2016.
- [S382] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Memorial ID 174971197.
- [S382] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Memorial IDs 174971197 & 160127933.
Joseph Anthony Randi II
M, #6848, b. 25 February 1954, d. 7 May 2015
|Father*||Joseph Anthony Randi b. 4 Aug 1924, d. 5 Jan 2017|
|Mother*||Helen Clara Maybee b. 3 Jul 1927, d. 23 Mar 2016|
|Birth*||25 February 1954||Joseph Anthony Randi II was born on 25 February 1954 at Flushing, Queens County, New York.|
|Baptism||March 1954||He was baptized in March 1954 at Saint Bartholomew's Church, Elmhurst, New York.|
|Marriage*||7 June 1975||He married Cynthia Kay Jenack on 7 June 1975.|
|Death*||7 May 2015||Joseph Anthony Randi II died on 7 May 2015 at Canton, St Lawrence County, New York, at age 61.1|
|Cynthia Kay Jenack|
- [S192] Information taken from the Internet by John MayBee #8 : http://lawrencefuneralhome.org/tribute/details/59/…