Mary Ellen McCrea

F, #6871, b. 9 November 1930, d. 29 August 2014
Married Name Her married name was Maybee. 
Birth*9 November 1930 Mary Ellen McCrea was born on 9 November 1930 at Ogdensburg, New York. 
Engagement12 July 1951 She and John Albert Maybee were engaged on 12 July 1951 at Canton, New York; Charles O McCrea. Ogdensburg, announces the engagement of his daughter. Mary Ellen, to Cpl John A. Maybee. son of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Maybee, 43 Gouverneur St.
Miss McCrea. daughter of the late Mrs. McCrea. graduated from 8t. Mary's Academy and is now employed as an account clerk at the St. Lawrence State hospital.
A graduate of Canton High school and New York State Agricultural and Technical institute Cpl. Maybee is now serving with the U. 8. Air Force at Kessler Field, Mississippi.
The wedding is planned for early fall.1 
Marriage*5 September 1951 Mary Ellen McCrea married John Albert Maybee, son of Nelson Arthur Maybee and Margaret Cornelia Buffham, on 5 September 1951 at Ogdensburg, New York. 
Address  Mary Ellen McCrea and John Albert Maybee lived at 100 Clyde Ln #106, Dunedin, Florida.2 
(Witness) oObit15 December 2007 Mary Ellen McCrea was mentioned in the obituary of John Albert Maybee on 15 December 2007; John A. (Jack) Maybee, of Dunedin, 78 years of age, died Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was born at Canton, N.Y. on December 19, 1928, son of Nelson A. Maybee and Margaret Buffham. Jack resided in Guilderland, N.Y. until 2005 when he became a permanent resident of Dunedin. He has been a "snowbird" in Dunedin since 1989. Jack served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He received a B.S. and M.Ed. from St. Lawrence University and taught school for several years before being a guidance director. In 1961, he became a member of the NYS Department of Education, retiring in 1988 as a bureau chief. Jack was seriously involved as a genealogist, having traced his family back to the early 1600s when they immigrated to America. For years, he was president of the Maybee Society where he shared his years of work and his vast amount of information with everyone. He found time to spend at the golf course and at the bridge table. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Mary Ellen McCrea; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Lisa; a granddaughter, Michaela; two sisters, Helen (Joseph) Randi and Barbara Gaines. Memorial service will be held on Monday, December 17 at 11 a.m. at the Moss Feaster Funeral Home Chapel, 1320 Main St., Dunedin, Fla.3 
Death*29 August 2014 Mary Ellen McCrea died on 29 August 2014 at Dunedin, Pinellas County, Florida, at age 83.4 
oObit*1 September 2014  On 1 September 2014 the obituary of Mary Ellen McCrea read: Mary Ellen Maybee 83, of Dunedin, Florida, passed away on Friday, August 29, 2014.
She was born Nov 9, 1930 daughter of Charles and M. Thelma Martin McCrea in Ogdensburg, New York. In Sept, 1951 she married John (Jack) Maybee of Canton, NY. They resided in Guilderland, NY until 2005 when they became permanent residents of Dunedin after having been "snowbirds" since 1989. Jack predeceased her in 2007.
Mary was a member of St. Madeleine Sophie Catholic Church in Guilderland for forty years where she was involved in a number of activities for both the church and the school.
In 1964 she joined Guilderland Garden Club and became president in 1965 and is still a member. Since then she progressed into office in the club and in Federated Garden Clubs of NYS, Inc. As Albany County District Director, President of FGCNYS, Board member of Central Atlantic Region and has served on the Executive Board of National Garden Clubs, Inc. For sixteen years. Since moving to Florida, she is an active member of Bay Bouquet Garden Club of Dunedin having served as president several times.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Lisa; a granddaughter, Michaela all of Guilderland, NY; a sister, Margaret A. Lachine Anaheim, CA, two sisters-in-law Helen (Joseph) Randi and Barbara Gaines of Canton, NY. and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial service will be held at Moss Feaster Funeral Home, 1320 Main Street, Dunedin, Florida.4 
Burial She was buried at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Colonie, Albany County, New York.5 


John Albert Maybee b. 19 Dec 1928, d. 12 Dec 2007


  1. [S439] Old Fulton NY Post Card Website, online, St. Lawrence Plain Dealer, Canton NY, Thursday, July 12, 1951.
  2. [S123] Descendants of William and Sophia Scripture Mabie.
  3. [S66] Submission by Steve Mabie, Maybee Society Member No. 257., from Barb Kineke, Published in the Albany Times Union on 12/15/2007.
  4. [S440] Google Alerts from Kim Mabee MS# 78 :!/…
  5. [S381] Find A Grave, online, Memorial ID 135721984.

John Francis Gaines

M, #6873, b. 11 February 1929, d. 19 July 1998
Info* Information on him came from John and Mary Maybee, #58; Barbara Jean Maybee Gaines,#122;Sharon A. Gaines. to early Maybee Society records. 
Birth*11 February 1929 John Francis Gaines was born on 11 February 1929 at Madrid, St Lawrence County, New York, son of J Harland Gaines and Marion G Haggett.1 
Marriage*5 November 1949 He married Barbara Jean Maybee, daughter of Nelson Arthur Maybee and Margaret Cornelia Buffham, on 5 November 1949 at St. Mary's Church, Canton, St Lawrence County, New York.
"The marriage of Miss Barbara Maybee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson A. Maybee. 43 Gouverneur street, and John Gaines, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Gaines of Madrid, was solemnized at St. Mary's church. Canton, at ten Saturday morning. The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Robert McCarthy.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, was attired in an ivory satin gown with lace bodice and long sleeves. She had a finger-tip veil and carried a bouquet of
The bridesmaid. Miss Lois Glidden, a member of the school of nursing of the A Barton Hepburn hospital. Ogdensburg. wore an orchid dress with matching accessories and carried pink roses
Frederick Jahne of Newton Park acted as the best man.
The bride is a graduate of Canton High school and the A Barton Hepburn hospital school of nursing. She is now a member of the staff of the Potsdam hospital
Mr. Gaines is a graduate of Madrid High school. He now operates a farm in Madrid
Following the ceremony a reception for members of the inmediate family was held at the Silas Wright Tea Cozy. The couple left on a wedding trip and upon their return will live in Madrid."2,3 
Divorce*11 April 1990 John Francis Gaines and Barbara Jean Maybee were divorced on 11 April 1990 at Lee County, Florida.4 
Death*19 July 1998 John Francis Gaines died on 19 July 1998 at Fletcher Allen Healthcare, Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, at age 69.5,1 


Barbara Jean Maybee b. 19 Jun 1930, d. 17 Jan 2022


  1. [S1], Vermont, Death Records, 1909-2008.
  2. [S439] Old Fulton NY Post Card Website, online, St. Lawrence Plain Dealer, Canton NY, November 10, 1949.
  3. [S1], New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967.
  4. [S1], Florida, Divorce Index, 1927-2001.
  5. [S2] Social SecurityDeath Index, online

Stephen Michael Gaines

M, #6875, b. 15 May 1952, d. 20 September 2021
Father*John Francis Gaines b. 11 Feb 1929, d. 19 Jul 1998
Mother*Barbara Jean Maybee b. 19 Jun 1930, d. 17 Jan 2022
Birth*15 May 1952 Stephen Michael Gaines was born on 15 May 1952 at Madrid, New York. 
Marriage*23 November 1974 He married Carol Ann Milljour on 23 November 1974. 
Divorce* Stephen Michael Gaines and Carol Ann Milljour were divorced. 
Marriage*28 March 1981 Stephen Michael Gaines married Ellen May Delise Smith on 28 March 1981. 
Death*20 September 2021 Stephen Michael Gaines died on 20 September 2021 at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Canton, St Lawrence County, New York, at age 69.1 
oObit*  The obituary of Stephen Michael Gaines read: Stephen M. Gaines, 69, passed away on September 20, 2021 at Canton-Potsdam Hospital. As per the family's request there will be no public calling hours or funeral services. The family has entrusted arrangements under the care of the Lawrence Funeral Home.
Stephen was born May 15, 1952 in Potsdam, NY, the son of John F and Barbara J (Maybee) Gaines. He married Ellen Deleel on March 28, 1981 and was married for 31 years. She predeceased him in 2012.
He is survived by six step-grandchildren, Mahleka, Colby, Quentin, Chloe, Ephraim and Novalyne Dorsey. Also, his mother, Barbara (Maybee) Gaines, three brothers Victor (Pauline) Gaines, Martin (Claire) Gaines, Alan (Alice) Gaines and two sisters, Sharon Gaines, Peggy (Lawrence) Burt, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, Stephen was predeceased by his father in 1998 and his step-daughter, Jennifer Dorsey in July 2021.
Stephen worked for Manth Brownell in Kirkville for several years, 24 years for Tarson Pools in Syracuse and several years for Bessie Riordan Apartments in Mattydale, as well as doing many odd jobs and maintenance work around the area. He was willing to try his hand at any job.
Stephen loved people, animals, traveling and learning new things. He loved to tear things apart to see how they worked and putting them back together. He was always looking to improve what he was working on and was a perfectionist in whatever he was doing. He volunteered for several years at Chittenango Landing Boat Museum.1 

Family 1

Carol Ann Milljour

Family 2

Ellen May Delise Smith b. 15 Nov 1945, d. 2012


  1. [S381] Find A Grave, online, Memorial ID 232310373 obit from Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton, NY.

Ellen May Delise Smith

F, #6884, b. 15 November 1945, d. 2012
Married Name Her married name was Gaines. 
Birth*15 November 1945 Ellen May Delise Smith was born on 15 November 1945. 
Marriage*28 March 1981 She married Stephen Michael Gaines, son of John Francis Gaines and Barbara Jean Maybee, on 28 March 1981. 
Death*2012 Ellen May Delise Smith died in 2012. 


Stephen Michael Gaines b. 15 May 1952, d. 20 Sep 2021

Ralph Davis Gardiner

M, #6894, b. 27 March 1902, d. 9 September 1982
Birth*27 March 1902 Ralph Davis Gardiner was born on 27 March 1902 at Frazier, Macomb County, Michigan, son of Davis Gardiner and Maud Simpson.1,2 
Marriage*27 July 1925 He married Beatrice Leona Maybee, daughter of John Henry Maybee and Clara Belle Wood, on 27 July 1925 at Canton, St Lawrence County, New York.1 
Residence*1982 Ralph Davis Gardiner and Beatrice Leona Maybee lived in 1982 at 10654 S. Main Street, Alexander, Genesee County, New York.3 
Death*9 September 1982 Ralph Davis Gardiner died on 9 September 1982 at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, at age 80.3 
Burial He and Beatrice Leona Maybee were buried at Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica, Wyoming County, New York.4 


Beatrice Leona Maybee b. 23 May 1904, d. 27 Oct 1990


  1. [S1], New York, County Marriage Records, 1847-1849, 1907-1936.
  2. [S1], Vermont, Death Records, 1909-2008.
  3. [S1], Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008.
  4. [S381] Find A Grave, online, Memorial IDs 64143705 & 64143408.

John David Wirth

M, #6898, b. 23 June 1964, d. 25 June 1964
Father*John Edgar Wirth
Mother*Shirley Anne Gardiner b. 25 Jun 1932, d. 20 Sep 2010
Birth*23 June 1964 John David Wirth was born on 23 June 1964 at Batavia, New York. 
Death*25 June 1964 He died on 25 June 1964 at Batavia, New York. 
Burial*27 June 1964 He was buried on 27 June 1964 at Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica, Wyoming County, New York.1 


  1. [S381] Find A Grave, online, Memorial ID 49855754.