Genealogical Record: Jessie Katherine Lobdell

Self Parents Grandparents GGParents GGGParents
Jessie Katherine Lobdell

*1888 08 04 Bronx, NY, USA
+1975 10 01 Falls Church, Fairfax, VA, USA

US SSN 225-66-4636

JC 10003: had cousins named "Big Bill" Rutan and "Cousin Dorothy" Rutan McMaster (sp?). Dorothy visited us in Toronto, and is listed as DR 110460 pending connection to the main tree.

Alzheimer's Disease.

Listed in 1900 census in Paterson, Passaic Co., NJ, with parents and brother.

1920 census in Boonton, Morris Co., NJ, USA mentions Dorothy Rutan as her parents' niece.

Marriage announced in Army-Navy-Air Force Register and Defense Times, Volume 72


Frederick Watkins Lobdell
Silk merchant for a Japanese company

*1866 New York NY, USA

Enumerated in 1870 census in New York City District 25 Ward 19 page 55 dwelling 484, living with Jas. Y Watkins (63, M, [T?]inner), Cath Watkins (60, F), Kate Watkins (32, F), Frank Watkins (19, M), Lewis Watkins (29, M), Cinthia Watkins (28, F), Mary Watkins (4, F), Sarah Reeve (70, F), Mary Conner (30, F, Servant, b. Ireland), Emma Magraw [?] (14, F, Chinese [rest of page suggests that enumerator may have coded Blacks incorrectly as Chinese], b. Geo [?]). All born in NY except as noted.

Graduate of CCNY (now CUNY). Member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Shriner.

Not in SSDI.

No other children.

Was assumed to be Jewish by his colleagues, never denied it.

Alzheimer's Disease.

10041 <39:5

William Canfield Lobdell



Nathan Lobdell
Ebenezer Lobdell
10269 <45:8 >26:5
Chloe Keeler
10270 <45:8 >41:12
Phoebe Canfield
William Canfield
Catherine Anne (Katie) Watkins


Possibly the one referred to as "Grandma Dunn" by JKL 10004, according to JJC 10003, which would mean that she remarried.

Listed as living with her son in 1920 census.


James Young Watkins
10061 <51:7
John Watkins
Elizabeth Young
Catherine A. Walmsley
10062 <51:7
John Walmsley
Ann Brown
Jessie Belle MacPherson

*1869 NY, USA

JJC 10003: Died of bladder cancer. Said "I married your grandfather because he threatened to jump off the Staten Island Ferry if I wouldn't marry him, and I believed him. He can go jump in the lake right now if he likes, I won't stop him."

1920 Census: Boonton Ward 3, Morris, New Jersey, living with daughter Jessie K Lobdell, mother (presumably -in-law) Catherine Dunn, and niece Dorothy Rutan.

1940 Census: born in NY, living with JJC 10005.

JJC 10005 originally had her middle name as Bell (no -e), but JKL 10004's death certificate gives the spelling Belle.

10042 <39:5

John MacPherson

*1845 Dundee, Scotland

See IS 10050 for source of all information other than name and father's name (from JJC 10005). One source at FamilySearch gives middle name of McDonald. 9WGT-MD5 on FamilySearch.

10049 <45:6

William MacPherson
Isabel McNichol
Isabel Somerville

*1849 near Glasgow, Scotland

The following info from New York City Marriage records at Family Search (giving name as Isabella, but matching parents' and spouse's names): marriage date, husband's age (23), estimated DOB, parents, own place of birth

Cemetery records mentioned at JS 10065 give two alternate birthdates for her. A page of a family bible gives her name as Isabella Somerville, born 1844-02-26 in Airdrie (old Monkland parish, Lanarkshire); this is consistent with the birthdates of her siblings listed on the same document, and is likely to be the correct value. The cemetery biography though says that Isabel(la) was 25 in 1871 and living in Morrisania, NY when she became guardian of her younger siblings following her mother's death.

10050 <45:6

James Somerville
Margaret Masterton


John James Chew
Captain, CEC, USN

*1893 03 18 Washington DC, USA
+1984 03 02 909 Hillwood Avenue, Falls Church, Fairfax, VA, USA

Studied engineering at Cornell, tuition paid by a client of his father's. Also held a reserve commission in the Army. Buried at Arlington Cemetery.
US SSN 226-54-1432.

Is the Lieut. J. J. Chew listed as superintendent of public works on page 64 in the 1928 USGPO publication "American Samoa: Joint hearings before the Committee on territories and insular possessions...".

Enumerated in 1940 census in Brooklyn, Assembly District 9, 68 85th St. as the 47-year-old male head-of-household naval captain living with his wife, two children, and two parents-in-law. They reported that five years previously they had been living in the Canal Zone, Panama, and their in-laws had been in Mountain Lake, NJ.

Awarded Legion of Merit for "exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Director of Finance and Operating Department, Bureau of Docks, from 15 December 1941 to 1946".

Is the Captain John J. Chew (CEC) listed as the Inspector General of the Bureau of Yards and Docks, living in D.C., on page. 188 of the "Official Register of the United States" (1951, 1954 and no doubt other editions).

Is the Captain J.J. Chew who signs a letter on page 228 of the "Investigation of Military Public Works: Hearings... 82d Congress, 2d Session" in 1952.

10005 <16852:83

m. 1922 10 __ Mountain Lakes NJ, USA
John James (Jack) Chew
Civil Servant

*1923 11 17 Philadelphia PA, USA
+2024 06 12 15 Playter Crescent, Toronto, ON, CAN

1923-25: Philadelphia, PA, USA
1925-27: Charleston, SC, USA
1927-29: Samoa
1929-32: Philadelphia
1932-35: Canal Zone
1935-38: San Diego, CA, USA
1938-42: (-1940 at 68 85th St, 1940- in Quarters M, Navy Yard) Brooklyn, NY, USA
1942-43: Washington, DC, USA
1943-44: New York, NY, USA
1944-47: U.S. Army in Missouri, Philippines, Japan, Germany, rose from Pvt. to M/Sgt.
1947-48: New York
1948: Zürich, CHE
1949-50: New York
1950-51: Lund, SWE
1951-55: Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
1955-63: State Department, serving in Washington and Tokyo, with a year in 1960-61 on leave in Wakefield, RI, USA
1963-66: SUNY Buffalo, NY, USA
1966-date: Department of Anthropology, U of Toronto, ON, CAN


Hermine Fux
1931 05 24-2011 01 __

Died in nursing care, with advanced Alzheimer's disease. Father Rudolf (Rudolph?) was a foreman in a brick factory (?), died of tuberculosis; mother was Czech (from Prague?). Married five times, buried with fourth husband in ME, USA.


m. 19__
div. 195_
Kristina Chew

10026 >9:2

Pamela Chew

10030 >4:2

Pauline Chew

10032 >2:1

Hisae Hagiwara
1933 11 10-2019 12 24 09:15


Name at birth was Hisae Shimizu, but was adopted by stepfather as a child.

10002 <8:4

m. 1962 06 25 Tokyo JPN
John James Chew

10001 >2:1

Edward Kenneth (Ted) Chew

10007 >2:1

Jean MacPherson Chew
Actress, high school secretary, yoga teacher and retreat director

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Warren Edward Clymer
1922 12 29-2007 07 16

(From JJC 10003) Lived immediately after marriage in Ames, Iowa, studied drama at University of Iowa.

See IMDB entry, which mentions that he was the art director for "The Godfather", among 20 other credits.

1964: Won Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction and Scenic Design, as art director for Hallmark Hall of Fame.

1965: Won Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Entertainment — Art Directors and Set Decorators, as art director for The Holy Terror.

Retired in Manhattan, died after several weeks in hospital, possibly after suffering a heart attack.


m. 1948
div. 19__
Jonathan Edward Clymer


Catherine Anne (Cathy) Clymer

10024 >2:1

Jeffrey Warren (Jeff, Jay, J.J.) Clymer


Jack Loew


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