Henry B. Griswold1

b. 1 June 1807, d. 11 March 1866
     Henry B. Griswold was born on 1 June 1807 at Goshen, Litchfield Co., CT.1 He was the son of Oliver Griswold and Huldah West.1 Henry B. Griswold married Clarissa Bragg on 20 March 1835.1 Henry B. Griswold died on 11 March 1866 at West Hartland, Hartford Co., CT, at age 58.1 He was buried at West Hartland Cemetery, West Hartland, Hartford Co., CT.2

Child of Henry B. Griswold and Clarissa Bragg

Citations

  1. [S377] Coralee Griswold Griswold 6 & 7 Vol 1, page 476.
  2. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Henry Griswold (1 Jun 1807–11 Mar 1866). Memorial no. 76590472, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/76590472, accessed 11 September 2022, citing West Hartland Cemetery, Hartland, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA; Maintained by: Find a Grave.

Clarissa Bragg1

b. 22 December 1811, d. 7 May 1889
     Clarissa Bragg was born on 22 December 1811.1 She married Henry B. Griswold, son of Oliver Griswold and Huldah West, on 20 March 1835.1 Clarissa Bragg died on 7 May 1889 at age 77.1

Child of Clarissa Bragg and Henry B. Griswold

Citations

  1. [S377] Coralee Griswold Griswold 6 & 7 Vol 1, page 476.

Henry Herbert Griswold1

b. 9 July 1838, d. 1914
     Henry Herbert Griswold was born on 9 July 1838.1 He was the son of Henry B. Griswold and Clarissa Bragg.1 Henry Herbert Griswold married Ann Persis Gaylord in 1865. Henry Herbert Griswold died in 1914.1 He was buried at Main Street Cemetery, Dalton, Berkshire Co., MA.2

Child of Henry Herbert Griswold and Ann Persis Gaylord

Citations

  1. [S377] Coralee Griswold Griswold 6 & 7 Vol 1, page 476.
  2. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Henry H Griswold (1838–1914). Memorial no. 127297238, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/127297238, accessed 11 September 2022, citing Main Street Cemetery, Dalton, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by: Ray and Paula (contributor 47859771).
  3. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for William H Griswold (13 Dec 1867–19 Jul 1934). Memorial no. 81698362, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/81698362, accessed 11 September 2022, citing Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA; Maintained by: Terry Lewis (contributor 48892898).

Ann Persis Gaylord

b. 1844, d. 1925
     Ann Persis Gaylord was born in 1844 at Hartland, Hartford Co., CT. She married Henry Herbert Griswold, son of Henry B. Griswold and Clarissa Bragg, in 1865. Ann Persis Gaylord died in 1925 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.

Child of Ann Persis Gaylord and Henry Herbert Griswold

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for William H Griswold (13 Dec 1867–19 Jul 1934). Memorial no. 81698362, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/81698362, accessed 11 September 2022, citing Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA; Maintained by: Terry Lewis (contributor 48892898).

William Henry Griswold1

b. 13 December 1867, d. 19 July 1934
     William Henry Griswold was born on 13 December 1867 at Hartland, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Henry Herbert Griswold and Ann Persis Gaylord.1 William Henry Griswold married Hattie May Ransbothan on 14 November 1894. William Henry Griswold died on 19 July 1934 at Windsor Locks, Hartford Co., CT, at age 66.1 He was buried at Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.1

Child of William Henry Griswold and Hattie May Ransbothan

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for William H Griswold (13 Dec 1867–19 Jul 1934). Memorial no. 81698362, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/81698362, accessed 11 September 2022, citing Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA; Maintained by: Terry Lewis (contributor 48892898).
  2. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Herbert Henry Griswold (11 Jun 1901–6 Jan 1965). Memorial no. 27190613, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/27190613, accessed 13 September 2022, citing Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA; Maintained by: KAM (contributor 46907840).

Hattie May Ransbothan

b. 22 April 1870, d. 3 September 1962
     Hattie May Ransbothan was born on 22 April 1870. She married William Henry Griswold, son of Henry Herbert Griswold and Ann Persis Gaylord, on 14 November 1894. Hattie May Ransbothan died on 3 September 1962 at age 92.

Child of Hattie May Ransbothan and William Henry Griswold

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Herbert Henry Griswold (11 Jun 1901–6 Jan 1965). Memorial no. 27190613, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/27190613, accessed 13 September 2022, citing Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA; Maintained by: KAM (contributor 46907840).

Herbert Henry Griswold1

b. 11 June 1901, d. 6 January 1965
     Herbert Henry Griswold was born on 11 June 1901 at Dalton, Berkshire Co., MA.1 He was the son of William Henry Griswold and Hattie May Ransbothan.1 Herbert Henry Griswold married May Kibby Gage on 16 October 1925 at West Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.2 Herbert Henry Griswold died on 6 January 1965 at West Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, at age 63.1 He was buried at Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.1

Children of Herbert Henry Griswold and May Kibby Gage

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Herbert Henry Griswold (11 Jun 1901–6 Jan 1965). Memorial no. 27190613, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/27190613, accessed 13 September 2022, citing Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA; Maintained by: KAM (contributor 46907840).
  2. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for May Kibby Gage Griswold (12 Apr 1904–4 Dec 1981). Memorial no. 27190615, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/27190615, accessed 13 September 2022, citing Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA; Maintained by: KAM (contributor 46907840).
  3. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Betsy Griswold McLean (12 Apr 1932–5 Jul 1988). Memorial no. 164538502, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/164538502, accessed 13 September 2022, citing Florida Memorial Gardens, Rockledge, Brevard County, Florida, USA; Maintained by: Travelingal (contributor 46599115).

May Kibby Gage1

b. 12 April 1904, d. 4 December 1981
     May Kibby Gage was born on 12 April 1904 at East Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.1 She married Herbert Henry Griswold, son of William Henry Griswold and Hattie May Ransbothan, on 16 October 1925 at West Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.1 May Kibby Gage died on 4 December 1981 at West Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, at age 77.1

Children of May Kibby Gage and Herbert Henry Griswold

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for May Kibby Gage Griswold (12 Apr 1904–4 Dec 1981). Memorial no. 27190615, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/27190615, accessed 13 September 2022, citing Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA; Maintained by: KAM (contributor 46907840).
  2. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Betsy Griswold McLean (12 Apr 1932–5 Jul 1988). Memorial no. 164538502, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/164538502, accessed 13 September 2022, citing Florida Memorial Gardens, Rockledge, Brevard County, Florida, USA; Maintained by: Travelingal (contributor 46599115).

William Herbert Griswold

b. 6 June 1928, d. 7 September 2022
     William Herbert Griswold was born on 6 June 1928 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Herbert Henry Griswold and May Kibby Gage. William Herbert Griswold died on 7 September 2022 at East Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, at age 94.

From the Hartford Courant, 11 Sep 2022:

William Herbert Griswold (Griz/Grizzy), of East Windsor, CT, passed away peacefully at home after a brief illness on September 7, 2022, at the age of 94. Griz or Grizzy, as he always wanted to be called, was born on June 6, 1928, in Hartford, Connecticut to Herbert Henry and May (Gage) Griswold.

He grew up in Windsor Locks, CT. He played basketball at Windsor Locks High School and was Vice President of his graduating class (1946). Summers were spent with his family in Madison Beach, CT where Griz enjoyed performing in the Madison Beach Club Follies. He attended Hillyer College before joining the CT Air National Guard. His love of dogs and his interest in dog training started during his teen years. He eventually founded, "Bill Griswold's Dog Training Classes", adopting the American Kennel Club standards of dog training as his guidelines. He later attended the University of Hartford, receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Math and later a Master's Degree in Business Education. Griz conducted dog training classes for over 40 years. He lived in Granby, CT and taught math and then business subjects at Granby Memorial High School for over 30 years. He was also the senior class advisor at GMHS for many years. After retiring, he was known to say repeatedly that he had loved and enjoyed both teaching careers so much that he felt as if he had never had to work a day in his life. And he continued to miss those jobs right up to the end. Always interested in traveling around the US in a camper, Griz and his wife traveled extensively around 49 of the 50 states. As he didn't like to fly, Hawaii was the state he never visited. His dream to become a full-time RVer came true after retirement in 1988. He and Alice gave up their home for a motorhome, joined the Escapees (full-time RVer club) and started spending the summer months in Southwick, MA and the winter months in Apache Junction, AZ. Griz really loved being "on the road again" each spring and fall when they would start their cross-country trip. After retirement, he and Alice took up square dancing and card playing. He also enjoyed being a volunteer tutor for the GED program in Arizona. Besides his love for teaching both humans and dogs, and the vagabond spirit that kept him traveling the country in a motorhome up to the age of 93, Griz was fascinated by radios. Growing up in an era without television, he had fond memories of the entire family sitting around the radio listening to Fibber, McGee and Molly. His love of radios continued into adulthood; Heather recalls that, at one time, she found 31 radios around the house, put them on a table, and took a photo of him with them. He also had a great love of musicals and many summer nights in the 1960s and 70s were spent happily by Griz and his family at the Storrowton Music Theatre in West Springfield, MA. He developed a fondness for country music and especially liked Johnny Cash. He believed in donating locally, hated wasting money, was very honest, and loved laughter. He always welcomed the chance to stand in front of a crowd and tell jokes. The sound of laughter brought him great joy.

Betsy Griswold1

b. 12 April 1932, d. 5 July 1988
     Betsy Griswold was born on 12 April 1932 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Herbert Henry Griswold and May Kibby Gage.1 Betsy Griswold died on 5 July 1988 at Indialantic, Brevard Co., FL, at age 56.1

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Betsy Griswold McLean (12 Apr 1932–5 Jul 1988). Memorial no. 164538502, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/164538502, accessed 13 September 2022, citing Florida Memorial Gardens, Rockledge, Brevard County, Florida, USA; Maintained by: Travelingal (contributor 46599115).

William Lawrence Holcombe

b. 8 May 1878, d. 31 December 1930
     William Lawrence Holcombe was born on 8 May 1878.1 He was the son of Cullen Erasmus Holcombe and Fannie E. Bradley. William Lawrence Holcombe married Julia T. Finning in 1895. William Lawrence Holcombe was buried at Hillside Cemetery, East Canaan, Litchfield Co., CT.2 He died on 31 December 1930 at Torrington, Litchfield Co., CT, at age 52.3

Child of William Lawrence Holcombe and Julia T. Finning

Citations

  1. [S207] World War I Draft Registrations, Draft Cards unknown repository.
  2. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for William Lawrence Holcomb (8 May 1876–31 Dec 1930). Memorial no. 223001329, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/223001329, accessed 13 September 2022, citing Hillside Cemetery, East Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA; Maintained by: Sue (contributor 47067682).
  3. [S185] Connecticut Death Index, On-line Database, 1949-2001 unknown repository.

Julia T. Finning

b. 21 June 1876, d. 14 December 1909
     Julia T. Finning was born on 21 June 1876. She married William Lawrence Holcombe, son of Cullen Erasmus Holcombe and Fannie E. Bradley, in 1895. Julia T. Finning died on 14 December 1909 at age 33.

Child of Julia T. Finning and William Lawrence Holcombe

Howard Cullen Holcombe

b. 1 December 1896, d. 13 October 1970
     Howard Cullen Holcombe was born on 1 December 1896 at North Canaan, Litchfield Co., CT.1 He was the son of William Lawrence Holcombe and Julia T. Finning. Howard Cullen Holcombe married Florence M. Whiting on 30 October 1923 at Torrington, Litchfield Co., CT. Howard Cullen Holcombe died on 13 October 1970 at Torrington, Litchfield Co., CT, at age 73.2

Child of Howard Cullen Holcombe and Florence M. Whiting

Citations

  1. [S596] Ancestry.com.
  2. [S185] Connecticut Death Index, On-line Database, 1949-2001 unknown repository.

Florence M. Whiting

b. May 1900, d. 1962
     Florence M. Whiting was born in May 1900 at CT. She married Howard Cullen Holcombe, son of William Lawrence Holcombe and Julia T. Finning, on 30 October 1923 at Torrington, Litchfield Co., CT. Florence M. Whiting died in 1962 at CT.

Child of Florence M. Whiting and Howard Cullen Holcombe

Howard Francis Holcombe

b. 6 October 1926, d. 4 September 2022
     Howard Francis Holcombe was born on 6 October 1926 at Torrington, Litchfield Co., CT. He was the son of Howard Cullen Holcombe and Florence M. Whiting. Howard Francis Holcombe married Theodora E. Pfeffer on 21 September 1957 at Torrington, Litchfield Co., CT. Howard Francis Holcombe died on 4 September 2022 at CT at age 95.

From the Hartford Courant, 12 Sep 2022:

Howard F. Holcomb, 95, of Vernon, beloved husband of 65 years to Theodora "Teddy" (Pfeffer) Holcomb, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 4, 2022. Born in Torrington, the son of the late Howard and Florence (Whiting) Holcomb, he grew up and lived in Torrington before moving to Vernon sixty years ago.

Howard was a graduate of Torrington High School, Class of 1944. Howard had a 42 year career in newspapers before his retirement in 1992. He began at the Torrington Register in 1951, where he was sports editor. He took the position of editor at the Litchfield Enquirer and then moved to the Manchester Herald where he worked in their sports department from 1962 to 1967. He was employed at the Hartford Times as their sports editor from 1967 until the paper folded in 1976. He then ended his career at the Hartford Courant working in their sports department and as editor on the recreation sports desk. He was awarded the Arthur B. McGinley Meritorious Service Award from the Connecticut Sports Writers' Alliance in 1993.
Howard was a lifelong member of Seneca Masonic Lodge #55 in Torrington where he received a 70 year recognition. Howard was involved in Little League baseball in Torrington and Vernon as both a coach and umpire. He umpired youth, college and American Legion baseball for 25 years and served as President of the Litchfield County and Manchester boards of approved baseball umpires. In his retirement, he took his love of sports and the Baltimore Orioles and started a sports card business with his children, where he made many more friends. He loved vacationing with his family on Cape Cod for more than 50 years.

In addition to his wife, Howard is survived by his children, Scott Holcomb and his wife Elizabeth of Vernon, Melanie Kallajian and her husband Gregg of Wethersfield, and Susan Bassick and her husband David of Vernon; four grandchildren, Nicholas and Anna Kallajian, and Grace and Eric Bassick, brother and sister-in-law Reiny & Carol Pfeffer and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Jeffrey Holcomb (2021). The family would like to thank the West 2 Staff at Manchester Manor for the care they gave Howard in his last days. His family will receive friends for calling hours on Friday, September 16, 2022 from 10 – 12 noon followed by a funeral service beginning at 12 noon at the Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Road (Route 83), Vernon. Burial will follow in Valley Falls Cemetery, Vernon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Seneca Masonic Lodge #55, 26 Water St., Torrington CT 06790 or Vernon Rockville Little League, PO Box 3087, Vernon CT 06066.

Theodora E. Pfeffer

b. circa 1921
     Theodora E. Pfeffer was born circa 1921. She married Howard Francis Holcombe, son of Howard Cullen Holcombe and Florence M. Whiting, on 21 September 1957 at Torrington, Litchfield Co., CT.

Marilla Green

b. circa 1858, d. 9 July 1883
     Marilla Green was born circa 1858 at Tinmouth, Rutland Co., VT. She married Lewis Fowler Holcombe, son of Levi Holcombe and Susanne Jane Wiley, on 3 December 1879 at Tinmouth, Rutland Co., VT. Marilla Green died on 9 July 1883 at Dresden, Washington Co., NY.

Child of Marilla Green and Lewis Fowler Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Lewis M. Holcomb (9 Jul 1881–1940). Memorial no. 75906359, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/75906359, accessed 16 September 2022, citing Clemons Cemetery, Clemons, Washington County, New York, USA; Maintained by: Chazmanbsr (contributor 46929428).

Lewis Marcellus Holcombe1

b. 9 July 1881, d. 24 January 1935
     Lewis Marcellus Holcombe was born on 9 July 1881 at NY.1,2 He was the son of Lewis Fowler Holcombe and Marilla Green.1 Lewis Marcellus Holcombe married Florence M. Bartholemew on 24 September 1913 at Washington Co., NY. Lewis Marcellus Holcombe died on 24 January 1935 at Londonderry, Windham Co., VT, at age 53.1 He was buried at Clemons Cemetery, Clemons, Washington Co., NY.1

Child of Lewis Marcellus Holcombe and Florence M. Bartholemew

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Lewis M. Holcomb (9 Jul 1881–1940). Memorial no. 75906359, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/75906359, accessed 16 September 2022, citing Clemons Cemetery, Clemons, Washington County, New York, USA; Maintained by: Chazmanbsr (contributor 46929428).
  2. [S207] World War I Draft Registrations, Draft Cards unknown repository.

Florence M. Bartholemew

b. 17 March 1884, d. 1970
     Florence M. Bartholemew was born on 17 March 1884 at Dresden, Yates Co., NY. She married Lewis Marcellus Holcombe, son of Lewis Fowler Holcombe and Marilla Green, on 24 September 1913 at Washington Co., NY. Florence M. Bartholemew died in 1970.

Child of Florence M. Bartholemew and Lewis Marcellus Holcombe

Vernon Trafford Holcombe

b. 17 October 1914, d. 18 March 1998
     Vernon Trafford Holcombe was born on 17 October 1914 at Dresden, Yates Co., NY.1 He was the son of Lewis Marcellus Holcombe and Florence M. Bartholemew. Vernon Trafford Holcombe married Marion Venmon Granger on 25 October 1934 at Clemons, Washington Co., NY. Vernon Trafford Holcombe died on 18 March 1998 at Glens Falls Hospital, Glens Falls, Warren Co., NY, at age 83. He was buried at Clemons Cemetery, Clemons, Washington Co., NY.2

From the Daily Gazette, (Schenectady, NY) 19 Mar 1998:

Vernon T. Holcomb, 83, of Moore Road ijn Putnam, Washington County, died Wednesday at Glens Falls Hospital after a short illness.

Born in Dresden, Washington Co., Mr. Holcomb worked for General Electric Co., In Schenectady before retiring.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Marion Granger Holcmb; s son, Ronald R. Holcomb of Ephratah; two daughters, Delores M. Cooper of Esperance, and Jean L. Holcomb of Hague; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.

The service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Jillson Fureral Home, 46 Willaim St., Whitehall.

Child of Vernon Trafford Holcombe and Marion Venmon Granger

Citations

  1. [S596] Ancestry.com.
  2. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Vernon G Holcomb (1914–unknown). Memorial no. 160025027, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/160025027, accessed 18 September 2022, citing Clemons Cemetery, Clemons, Washington County, New York, USA; Maintained by: Kathy Jennings Brown (contributor 47272624).

Marion Venmon Granger

b. 19 April 1916, d. 7 April 2012
     Marion Venmon Granger was born on 19 April 1916 at Putnam, Washington Co., NY. She married Vernon Trafford Holcombe, son of Lewis Marcellus Holcombe and Florence M. Bartholemew, on 25 October 1934 at Clemons, Washington Co., NY. Marion Venmon Granger died on 7 April 2012 at Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., NY, at age 95.

Child of Marion Venmon Granger and Vernon Trafford Holcombe

Ronald R. Holcombe

b. 22 June 1939, d. 7 September 2022
     Ronald R. Holcombe was born on 22 June 1939 at Ticonderoga, Essex Co., NY. He was the son of Vernon Trafford Holcombe and Marion Venmon Granger. Ronald R. Holcombe died on 7 September 2022 at Ephratah, Fulton Co., NY, at age 83. He was buried on 12 September 2022 at Clemons Cemetery, Clemons, Washington Co., NY.

From the Glens Falls The Post-Star, 10 Sep 2022:

EPHRATAH — On Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, Ronald R. Holcomb, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 83. He was born on June 22, 1939 in Ticonderoga, NY, the middle child of three to Vernon and Marion Holcomb.

Ronald served in the U.S. Navy from 1959-1963.

He fell in love with a Swedish girl from Queens named Grace and they were married on Feb. 8, 1963. Grace and Ronald R. Holcomb had two sons, Ronald V. Holcomb and Roy A. Holcomb.

Ron is survived by his sister Jean; and many family members including the Coopers, Bezios, Grangers and Andersons.

Ronald's sons went on to bring him two daughters-in-law; and four grandchildren. Ronald V. married Priscilla; and gave him three grandchildren: Alisha, Ronald A. and Dillon; Roy married Debra; with a daughter Sabrina. Ronald A. gave Ronald R. great-grandchildren: Logan, Conner and Emmalena. Sabrina also gave him great-grandchildren: Gabriella, Paisley, and Ella; also, surviving two godchildren: Eric and Keith Anderson.

Ron was a very hard-working soul that has never asked for help a day in his life. He was also a family man to the core. There was nothing that he wouldn't do for his family.

He was a highly skilled machinist, woodworker, and boat enthusiast. Ron loved his wife, his family, his home, his projects, boating, going for motorcycle rides, and enjoying life. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Viewing hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022 at the Jillson Funeral Home, Inc., 46 William St., Whitehall. A graveside service will be held at Clemons Cemetery, Clemons NY at 2 p.m. following the viewing, with a reception to follow at the Putnam Firehouse, Putnam NY.