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George Alexander Withey was born in Canada in 1860.
George married Mary Antoinette Pasonault also born in Canada in 1877 (St. Johns,New Brunswick, Canada).She came to the U.S. at 5 mos. of age.
George and Mary had four children:
Melvel Everett born March 31, 1902 in St.John, North Dakota.
Melba Evelyn born in 1910 North Dakota.
George C. born in 1897.
Jerome born in North Dakota 1912.
I was able through online sources to find out info through a research fee(very fair) for Orrin Withey.
An obituary was photo copied and sent to me about his death date in 1908. The newspaper feature is full of inaccuracies but I feel there is enough to consider it.
Steve was an interesting fellow, born in 1856 in Canada he was a very well liked man who worked for the Great Northern Railroad for 50 years and 6 months as a conductor promoting later to Trainmaster. He married (unknown) and had a daughter named Ruby who married a man named George W. Gonyea (Gon-Yay).
George Alexander was a train engineer for many railroads, chiefly Great Northern Railroad. He was the first engineer for the line in Antler, North Dakota.
Brothers George A. and Steve are buried in Crookston, Minnesota in Polk County.
Both George A. and his son George C. were were noted ornithologists and collected rare eggs, some of which are in the Smithsonian.
I am trying to find my great, great, great grandfather Orrin A. Withey whom I think came to America through New York, but I have no evidence of this. He is the great anchor point in going back further.
Orrin was born March 23, 1824 and he married "Eisabella" McGregor from Edinburgh,Scotland.
They had seven children:
Franklin S. 1851
George A. 1860- (He is the other anchor point as he had a son Melvel Everett who in turn had a son, my dad James Jerome.)
On my grandmother's side (Claire) are the Norwegians of the Odegard family and are well documented.
This is a photo of George A. Withey with my father James Jerome and his sister Mary Ann.
I have more family info to share in the next journal.
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