Genealogical Record: Frederick Watkins Lobdell

Self Parents Grandparents GGParents GGGParents
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.


William Canfield Lobdell



Nathan Lobdell



Ebenezer Lobdell
10269 <45:8
Ebenezer Lobdell
10271 <52:9 >13:4
Dorothy Palmer
10272 <52:9 >11:4
Chloe Keeler
10270 <45:8
Isaac Keeler
10273 >38:11
Hannah Steppins
10274 >1:1
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
Owned kitchen supply business in NYC since 1830s.

*1807 NY, USA

Enumerated in 1860 census (New York City, 1st District, 7th Ward, page 210, dwelling 432), listed then as a 53-year-old merchant with $5,000 real estate, and the following household members: Cath (49, F) [CAW 10062], Kate (24, F) [CAW 10048], William (22, M, Clerk), Mary (19, F), Lewis (18, M, Clerk), Frank (7, M) [FPW 12825], Sarah Reeve (40, F), Mary Woods (30, F, Domestic), Margt O'Brien (28, F, Domestic), all born in New York, except for the last two, who were born in Ireland. The next head of household listed is a presumably related Jas. Y. Watkins J[r?], a 30-year-old merchant with a $2,000 property and seven others in his household including two domestics.

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 <6:2

m. 1887 11 05 The Little Church Around The Corner, New York, NY, USA
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


John James Chew
1893 03 18-1984 03 02

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

10003 >24:3

Jean MacPherson Chew

10022 >5:2

Edward D Lobdell

*1890 Bronx, NY, USA

Last address in Tucson AZ, USA.

Middle initial inferred from son's obituary.


Mildred James

From JJC 10003. Died before her husband.


Alfred James (Jimmy) Lobdell

19121 >3:1

Frederick (Freddy) Lobdell


Edward (Eddie) D. Lobdell


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