Henry DeKalb Scudder

Male 1831 - 1925  (93 years)


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  • Name Henry DeKalb Scudder 
    Born 7 Oct 1831  Maryland, Otsego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1870  Amsterdam, Mongtomery, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cemetery Armory Hill Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 92006DDACD1FA0458ADC31AEDBFDB749C7C0 
    Died 14 Feb 1925  Rochester, Monroe, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Ilion, Herkimer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I29442  Scudder
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2014 

    Father Stephen Scudder,   b. 1 Mar 1789, Huntington, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1853, Huntington, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Margaret Romans,   b. 26 Mar 1794, Albany, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1859, Paris, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    _UID 8F875B9250B7B0428CA8B6E81568D911351F 
    Family ID F11902  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Reed Jones,   b. 18 Jun 1835, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1915, Herkemer county, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 10 Jan 1854  [1
    _UID 19DEDA90031A5849802A330241AFEE14F074 
    Children 
     1. Wilbur Stephen Scudder,   b. 19 Jun 1859, Galesburg, Kalamazoo, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1932, Brooklyn, Kings, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Myrtle Jane Scudder,   b. Jul 1861, Galesburg, Kalamazoo, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1924, Ilion, Herkemer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F10334  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
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  • Notes 
    • In 1852, Henry came to Rochester where he became connected with the firm of Cunningham & Kerr, predecessors of the James Cunningham & Sons Company. Having completed his work with this firm as an expert carriage maker and woodworker, he moved to East Bloomfield, where he established a business of his own. For several years he maintained this business and then left it to become a salesman for Studebaker and Cunningham products, an occupation in which he was active for more than 40 years. In the old days he covered territory extending from Maine to Florida and made most of his trips with a horse and buggy. He was also agent for the Phoenix Life Insurance Company for a few ysars.

      A great admirer of President Abraham Lincoln, Henry once made a special Journey from Michigan to Illinois to hear one of the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates. He also stopped at Washington during the Lincoln administration and shook hands with the martyred president.

      At about the age of 72 years, Henry retired from active business but maintained a furniture repair shop in Ilion, where he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. F.H. Quaife, until the time of her death in 1924, when he moved to Rochester.

  • Sources 
    1. [S909] Thomas Scudder Family, Soper, Edwin L.; comp., (The Scudder Association, 2004), Vol. III, p. 611.