Sylvester, Frank McClellan (1861-after 1923)

Frank McClellan Sylvester, Who’s Who in Canada, 1923-1924, page 629.

Frank McClellan Sylvester, Who’s Who in Canada, 1923-1924, page 629.

Frank McClellan Sylvester was a mining executive. He lived at 1050 Chilco Street in 1919.

Frank McClellan Sylvester was born in Lockport, New York, on September 26, probably in 1861. (His year of birth sometimes appears as 1869.) His father was Jerome W. Sylvester (1833-after 1910), who was an architect and builder in New York State. Frank’s mother was Mary Doll Dole (about 1833-1923).

After finishing high school, Frank worked with his father during the day. For three years he studied in the evenings with an engineering professor.

In the 1880 United States census, Frank was living with his parents. His occupation was “brick maker.”

It appears that Frank’s first marriage was in Brighton Village, Ontario, on July 13, 1883. He married Nellie E. Singleton, who was born about 1862. Her parents were George and Mary Singleton.

In December 1889, in Buffalo, New York, Frank married Helen Mae Hand. She was born in 1871. Her parents were James Hand (1847-1875) and Larinda Seamans (1842-1931).She died in 1890, and she was buried in the Transit Rural Cemetery in Bowmansville, New York.

In 1896 Frank began his own construction and engineering business in Buffalo, New York.

In 1897 Frank and Charles M. Morse received a United States patent for a “cantaliver drawbridge” design.

Cantaliver drawbridge, C. M. Morse and F. M. Sylvester, US Patent 577443 A; https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US577443-0.png.

Cantaliver drawbridge, C. M. Morse and F. M. Sylvester, US Patent 577443 A; https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US577443-0.png.

Frank stayed in Buffalo until 1900. Then he went to New York City, where he worked on the foundations for the Manhattan Bridge until 1903.

“Assistant Bridge Engineer Resigns,” New York Times, August 1, 1903, page 6; http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=990DE1D91339E333A25752C0A96E9C946297D6CF&legacy=true.

“Assistant Bridge Engineer Resigns,” New York Times, August 1, 1903, page 6; http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=990DE1D91339E333A25752C0A96E9C946297D6CF&legacy=true.

He then worked on the construction of a United States government dry dock at Norfolk, Virginia.

In 1906 Frank went to Spokane, Washington, where he worked for the New York engineering firm of Sanderson & Porter, which was building a hydro-electric power plant for the Spokane and Inland Empire Railroad Company’s interurban trolley lines.

In 1910 he began working with Jay P. Graves (1859-1948), who developed the Granby Mining, Smelting & Power Company’s copper mine.

On December 24, 1910, in Spokane, Frank married Mary Lee Moore, who was a school teacher. She was born in Owensboro, Kentucky on March 14, 1883. Her father was James Zacherie Moore (1845-1921), who was a lawyer and judge in Spokane. Her mother was Anna Lizzie Kintner (1850-1938).

In 1912, Frank became the vice president and general manager of Granby Consolidated.

He first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1913.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 2, page 1332

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 2, page 1332

He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver

1913 Vancouver Hotel
1914 number 43, 1386 Nicola Street (Kensington Place)
1915 to 1918 number 60, 1386 Nicola Street
1919 1050 Chilco Street
1920 to 1923 1498 Laurier Avenue
Dumoine Lodge, 1498 Laurier Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia; http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/image-image.aspx?id=10964#i1

Dumoine Lodge, 1498 Laurier Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia; http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/image-image.aspx?id=10964#i1

Frank and Mary had a son, Frank McClellan Sylvester, junior, who was born in Vancouver on December 19, 1914.

Frank continued to work with Granby Consolidated until he resigned in 1920. He went on a sailing trip across the Pacific Ocean.

Victoria Daily Colonist, August 10, 1920, page 17.

Victoria Daily Colonist, August 10, 1920, page 17.

In 1921, Mary applied for a United States passport.

Frank McClellan Sylvester, Junior, and Mary Lee Sylvester, about 1921; "United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJG-2XTB : 4 September 2015), Mary Lee Sylvester, 1921; citing Passport Application, Washington, United States, source certificate #83119, Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925, Roll 1737, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,686,033.

Frank McClellan Sylvester, Junior, and Mary Lee Sylvester, about 1921; “United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJG-2XTB : 4 September 2015), Mary Lee Sylvester, 1921; citing Passport Application, Washington, United States, source certificate #83119, Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 – March 31, 1925, Roll 1737, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,686,033.

Frank and Mary were living in Vancouver until about 1924.

According to some sources, Frank died in the mid-1920s. Mary and her son, Frank Junior, moved to Spokane, where Mary resumed her career as a school teacher.

Mary appeared in the 1930 United States census as a widow, living in Spokane with her son, Frank. However, in the 1940 census, she was described as “divorced.”

Mary continued to live in Spokane through the 1950s and 1960s. She died in Spokane on September 30, 1973. She was buried in Greenwood Memorial Terrace in Spokane.

Frank and Mary had a son.

 

Frank McClellan Sylvester

"Brasil, Cartões de Imigração, 1900-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8HT-FR3 : 1 December 2015), Frank McClellan Sylvester, Immigration; citing 1964, Arquivo Nacional, Rio de Janeiro (National Archives, Rio de Janeiro).

“Brasil, Cartões de Imigração, 1900-1965,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8HT-FR3 : 1 December 2015), Frank McClellan Sylvester, Immigration; citing 1964, Arquivo Nacional, Rio de Janeiro (National Archives, Rio de Janeiro).

Frank McClellan Sylvester was born in Vancouver on December 19, 1914.

In 1930, he was living with his mother in Spokane, Washington.

On January 24, 1942, in Montgomery, Alabama, he married Sara Ellen Harrison. She was born on September 21, 1916, in Greenville, Alabama. Her father was William M. Harrison. Her mother was Effie Pryor.

Frank was a captain in the United States Army Air Force.

He later lived in Fort Worth, Texas, where he was the vice president of a helicopter company.

Frank died in Tarrant County, Texas, on June 4, 1990. He was buried in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.

Sara died in Tarrant County, Texas, on August 22, 2000. She was buried in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.

 

Sources

Jerome W. Sylvester (father of Frank McClellan Sylvester)

“New York State Census, 1865,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVNJ-LVJ5 : accessed 20 October 2016), Jerome W Sylvester, District 03, Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States; citing source p. 100, line 16, household ID 710, county clerk, board of supervisors and surrogate court offices from various counties.  Utica and East Hampton Public Libraries, New York; FHL microfilm 1,577,675.

“United States Census, 1870,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8V3-89N : 17 October 2014), Jerome Sylvester, New York, United States; citing p. 21, family 158, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,553.

“New York State Census, 1875,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNJQ-3DX : 16 November 2014), Jerome W Sylvester, Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States; citing p. 14, line 27, State Library, Albany; FHL microfilm 1,577,677.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZXD-ML9 : 15 July 2016), J W Sylvester, Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States; citing enumeration district ED 202, sheet 542C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0901; FHL microfilm 1,254,901.

“New York State Census, 1892,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ37-TDD : 6 November 2014), Jerome W Sylvester, 1892; citing Lockport City, Ward 03, E.D. 02, county offices, New York; FHL microfilm 878,329.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MS26-BZ7 : 20 January 2015), Jerome W Sylvester, Election District 2 Lockport city Ward 5, Niagara, New York, United States; citing sheet 3B, family 75, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,128.

New York State Census, 1905, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK93-KKJ : 26 November 2014), Jerome Sylvester, Lockport, Ward 03, E.D. 01, Niagara, New York; citing p. , line 27, county offices, New York.; FHL microfilm 878,331.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M5HN-X7G : 29 October 2015), Jerome M Sylvester, Lockport Ward 3, Niagara, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 80, sheet 8A, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,062.

 

Mary Doll Dole (mother of Frank McClellan Sylvester)

“New York State Census, 1865,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVNJ-LVJR : accessed 20 October 2016), Mary D Sylvester in household of Jerome W Sylvester, District 03, Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States; citing source p. 100, line 17, household ID 710, county clerk, board of supervisors and surrogate court offices from various counties. Utica and East Hampton Public Libraries, New York; FHL microfilm 1,577,675.

“United States Census, 1870,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8V3-89J : 17 October 2014), Mary D Sylvester in household of Jerome Sylvester, New York, United States; citing p. 21, family 158, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,553.

“New York State Census, 1875,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNJQ-3DF : 16 November 2014), Mary J Sylvester in household of Jerome W Sylvester, Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States; citing p. 14, line 28, State Library, Albany; FHL microfilm 1,577,677.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZXD-MLS : 15 July 2016), Mary Sylvester in household of J W Sylvester, Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States; citing enumeration district ED 202, sheet 542C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0901; FHL microfilm 1,254,901.

“New York State Census, 1892,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ37-TK7 : 6 November 2014), Mary D Sylvester, 1892; citing Lockport City, Ward 03, E.D. 02, county offices, New York; FHL microfilm 878,329.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MS26-BZW : 20 January 2015), Mary D Sylvester in household of Jerome W Sylvester, Election District 2 Lockport city Ward 5, Niagara, New York, United States; citing sheet 3B, family 75, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,128.

New York State Census, 1905, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK93-KKV : 26 November 2014), Mary E Sylvester in household of Jerome Sylvester, Lockport, Ward 03, E.D. 01, Niagara, New York; citing p. , line 28, county offices, New York.; FHL microfilm 878,331.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M5HN-X7P : 29 October 2015), Mary D Sylvester in household of Jerome M Sylvester, Lockport Ward 3, Niagara, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 80, sheet 8A, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,062.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVMK-TP8 : 14 December 2015), Mary D Sylvester in household of Benjamin W Jellings, Lockport Ward 5, Niagara, New York, United States; citing sheet 6A,  NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,241.

“Nonagenarian Dies,” Vancouver Daily World, September 5, 1923, page 5: “F. M. Sylvester, 1498 Laurier Avenue, received word Tuesday night of the death of his mother, Mrs. Mary D. Sylvester, aged 90 years, residing at Lockport, New York. She had been a resident of Lockport for 63 years. She is survived also by a daughter, Mrs. Benjamin Jellins, Newport, and another son, Emory J. Sylvester, of Buffalo.”

 

Frank McClellan Sylvester

Frank McClellan Sylvester, http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/frank-mcclellan-sylvester_9394600: “Born on 26 Sep 1861. Frank McClellan married Mary Lee Moore and had a child. He passed away on Dec 1950.”

Frank McClellan Sylvester, C.S.A. Veterans of Washington, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=csawwa&id=I6669: “Birth: 26 SEP 1861 in New York. Death: DEC 1950 . . . Marriage 1 Mary Lee Moore b: 14 MAR 1883 in Owensboro, Daviess County, KY.”

Who’s Who in Canada, 1923-1924, Frank McClellan Sylvester, pages 629-630 (includes photograph of Frank McClellan Sylvester): “Sylvester, Frank McClellan—Financier, dealing extensively in Mining Properties and Investments, Birks building, Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C. Born Lockport, New York, Sept. 26, 1869, son of the late J.W. Sylvester, Esq., a well known Architect and Builder, and Mrs. Mary D. Sylvester, still residing at the old home. Educated: High School. Engaged in business with his father whilst studying under a Professor of Engineering at night for a period of three years. Then became engaged in construction and engineering work on his own behalf in Buffalo, N.Y., 1896-1900, during which time he was directly responsible for designing the Steel Lift Locks for State Engineer in original development of Erie Canal, under a nine million dollar appropriation made by the State of New York. Also sewered, watered and paved large tract of 3,200 acres addition to Buffalo. From 1900-1903, with Bridge Department, New York City; designed foundations Manhattan Bridge, and put down two river piers, the bridge being completed at a cost of $35,000,000. Built large Dry Dock at Norfolk, Va., for the United States Government at a cost of $3,500,000. Came to Spokane as manager for Messrs. Sanderson & Porter to build Hydro-electric plant, Spokane River, for Inland Railway Co., 1906-1909. In 1910, joined Mr. J.P. Graves, a large promoter and operator of Spokane, and who was at that time Vice-President and General Manager of the Granby Consolidated Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd., as Asst. Manager; on retirement of former in 1912, was appointed Vice-President and General Manager of the company, which position he resigned in June, 1920, to go into private practice. Saw Granby Consolidated Company grow under his guidance from small beginnings to present size. Member of American Society of Civil Engineers; Member of the American Mining Institute; Member , Canadian Mining Institute. Married Miss Mary Lee Moore, daughter of Judge J.Z. Moore, Spokane, U.S.A.; has one son, Frank McClellan Sylvester, Jr. Clubs: Vancouver; Rainier, Seattle; Union (Vitoria) Shaughnessy Golf; Jericho Golf and Country; Union League, New York; Vancouver Golf and Country. Society: A.F. & A.M. (Scottish Rite). Recreations: Gold, horse riding. Residence: 1498 Laurier Ave., Shaughnessy Heights, Vancouver, B.C.”

American Influence in Canadian Mining, Political Economy Issue 9, by Elwood S. Moore, University of Toronto Press, 1941.

The Granby Smelter, Grand Forks, B.C. : History; http://www.crowsnest-highway.ca/cgi-bin/citypage.pl?city=grand_forks#5.

“New York State Census, 1865,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVNJ-LVJT : accessed 20 October 2016), Frank M Sylvester in household of Jerome W Sylvester, District 03, Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States; citing source p. 100, line 18, household ID 710, county clerk, board of supervisors and surrogate court offices from various counties.  Utica and East Hampton Public Libraries, New York; FHL microfilm 1,577,675.

“New York State Census, 1875,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNJQ-3DN : 16 November 2014), Frank Sylvester in household of Jerome W Sylvester, Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States; citing p. 14, line 29, State Library, Albany; FHL microfilm 1,577,677.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZXD-ML3 : 15 July 2016), Frank Sylvester in household of J W Sylvester, Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States; citing enumeration district ED 202, sheet 542C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0901; FHL microfilm 1,254,901.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJZ-RYL : 10 April 2015), Frank M Sylvester and Nellie E Singleton, 13 Jul 1883; citing registration , Brighton, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,763.

“New York State Census, 1892,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQSN-KSK : 6 November 2014), Frank M Sylvester, 1892; citing Buffalo, Ward 21, E.D. 01, county offices, New York; FHL microfilm 825,694.

Spokane County Auditor, Marriage Records, 1880-Present – Mary Lee Moore – Frank M Sylvester, Marriage Date: Dec 24 1910; http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/489193B06FD9A4A4C02A4CF6DC609292.

“Granby Company Has a Magnificent Plant at Anyox, B.C.,” Vancouver Daily World, June 30, 1917, page 17: “Dr. Nichols, who has been president for some years, has been desirous of relinquishing some of the active work of his office, and the duties have been assumed by Mr. F. M. Sylvester. Mr. Sylvester has been with the company since 1910, having become associated with the Granby after he had come out from New York and completed a special mission in connection with the construction of the hydro – electric power plant for the Inland Railway Company, of Spokane. He was assistant to Mr. J. P. Graves, vice-president and general manager, but in the two years since the administrative offices were removed from Spokane to Vancouver, he has been general manager.”

“United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV5B-4ZWM : 4 September 2015), Frank Mcclellan Sylvester, 1920; citing Passport Application, Canada, source certificate #72208, Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 – March 31, 1925, 1309, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,639,480.

Society, Victoria Daily Colonist, August 10, 1920, page 17: “Mr. F.M. Sylvester, of Vancouver, formerly managing director of the Granby Consolidated M.S. & P. Company, returned on the Japan from the Orient. He made a round trip on the vessel, being out for a holiday only.”

1921 Canada Census, Frank M. Sylvester, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 1; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Victoria Daily Colonist, January 25, 1924, page 6, http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0124uvic_21#page/n7/mode/1up: “Mr. F.M. Sylvester, of Vancouver, formerly managing director of the Granby Consolidated Mining & Smelting Company, is at the Empress Hotel.”

 

Nellie E. Singleton (wife of Frank McClellan Sylvester)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJZ-RY5 : 10 April 2015), Frank M Sylvester and Nellie E Singleton, 13 Jul 1883; citing registration , Brighton, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,763.

 

James Hand (father of Helen Mae Hand)

“New York State Census, 1875,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNK9-24K : 16 November 2014), James H Hand, Lancaster, Erie, New York, United States; citing p. 2, line 19, State Library, Albany; FHL microfilm 825,691.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVB-8ZFR : 13 December 2015), James Hand, ; Burial, Bowmansville, Erie, New York, United States of America, Transit Rural Cemetery; citing record ID 30425605, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=30425605.

 

Larinda Seamans (mother of Helen Mae Hand)

“New York State Census, 1875,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNK9-242 : 16 November 2014), Larinda H Hand in household of James H Hand, Lancaster, Erie, New York, United States; citing p. 2, line 20, State Library, Albany; FHL microfilm 825,691.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M21N-M9D : 29 October 2015), Larinda H Hand in household of George R Hand, St Louis Ward 12, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 190, sheet 3B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,829.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M54V-FL6 : 20 October 2015), Larinda Hand, Lancaster, Erie, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 287, sheet 6B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,952.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNBM-3TW : 7 December 2015), Larinda H Hand in household of Lorena G Cooke, Bradenton, Manatee, Florida, United States; citing sheet 1A,  NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,226.

“United States Census, 1930”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7Z4-SD9 : 25 November 2015), Lorinda Hand in entry for Lorena Cooke, 1930.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVB-8ZFY : 11 July 2016), Larinda Seamans Hand, ; Burial, Bowmansville, Erie, New York, United States of America, Transit Rural Cemetery; citing record ID 30425578, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=30425578.

 

Helen Mae Hand (wife of Frank McClellan Sylvester)

Helen Mae (Hand) Sylvester (1871 – 1890), https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hand-1348: “Born 1871 in Lancaster, Erie, New York, USA. Daughter of James Hand and Larinda G. (Seamans) Hand . . . Biography: Married to Frank McClellan Sylvester of Lockport, son of Jerome W. Sylvester and Mary D. Dole of Lockport; Marriage: Dec. 1889, St. John’s Church, Buffalo. Helen was 18 and Frank was 28 at the time of their marriage.”

“New York State Census, 1875,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNK9-24L : 16 November 2014), Hellen M Hand in household of James H Hand, Lancaster, Erie, New York, United States; citing p. 2, line 21, State Library, Albany; FHL microfilm 825,691.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVB-8ZVX : 11 July 2016), Helen Mae Hand Sylvester, ; Burial, Bowmansville, Erie, New York, United States of America, Transit Rural Cemetery; citing record ID 30425541, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=30425541. (includes marriage information)

 

James Zacherie Moore (father of Mary Lee Moore)

James Zachary Moore, http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/james-zachary-moore_8437597: “Born on 21 Jul 1844 to John Rochester Moore and Mary Penelope Vam Pradelle. James Zachary married Anna L Kintner and had 12 children. He passed away in Spokane, Washington, USA.”

Daviess County Kentucky, Biographies, http://genealogytrails.com/ken/daviess/bios35.html

“James Zacharie Moore, attorney at law, was the tenth of fourteen children, and the son of Dr. John R. and Mary (Van Pradelles) Moore, the former a native of Mercer (now Boyle) County, Ky., and the latter of Baltimore, Md. He was born in 1845, in Jefferson County, Ky. While a boy he showed a strong disposition to enter the army, through West Point, but his father and family, “blue-stocking Presbyterians,” were too strongly opposed to it. In 1856 the family removed to Missouri, settling on a farm. Here young Moore followed agriculture during the summer and attended school winters. In February, 1861, he volunteered for the State militia, but was withdrawn by his father. After the battle of Booneville, however, he could confine his zeal no longer, and with only a $5 bill and the clothes he wore, he left home, in company with another boy, amid a rainy season, swam creeks and rivers and endured many hardships, until, after traveling about 300 miles, they reached Price’s army. Mr. Moore was the youngest in the brigade. His term of enlistment expired in February, 1862, and, after a faithful service during all that time, he quit the army, without having received a cent of pay.

He afterward pursued a collegiate course of study of two years, and entered the sophomore class at Danville, Ky.; but limited means prevented him from completing the course. After securing a little fund as salesman in Evansville, he entered the junior class at Miami University, Oxford, O., and graduated in 1867, taking the classical honor. Here he established a chapter of the Phi Delta Theta Society, which flourished for many years; and he founded and partly edited a college paper called the Miami Student. Mr. Moore was considered the strongest member of that graduating class. Next he taught school in Daviess County and pursued a course of reading preparatory to the study of law. He attended the law department of Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., commencing with only $57. He kept “bach,” lived economically every way, and made his little fund go as far as it would. His forensic efforts made him many stanch friends.

In 1868 he became a member of the Daviess County bar, where he has since practiced, earning from the first the highest esteem of the judges and of the bar. In 1874 he was appointed Register in Bankruptcy. In 1876, as a Republican nominee for Congress, he received the highest vote ever given a Republican candidate. In 1878 he threw his influence in favor of his former opponent, Hon. J.A. McKenzie. In 1880 he visited California.

In 1871 Mr. Moore was married to Miss Anna Kintner, of Harrison County, Ind., and, saving the loss of a number of their children, his domestic relations have been happy. His physique is excellent, his appearance prepossessing, his manner dignified, and his mind broad and liberal. In law practice he interposes no quibbles, but uses the telescope rather than the microscope. He is a friend of popular education, has high hopes of the upward progress of humanity, reads and studies a great deal, has an immense library, consisting of the very best works, and his motto is, “The better thought prevails.”

Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co., 1883. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.”

“Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3G6-TDK : 5 December 2014), James Z. Moore, 16 Aug 1921; citing Spokane, Spokane, Washington, reference 805, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 1,992,886.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV28-C828 : 13 December 2015), James Zacharie Moore, 1921; Burial, Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States of America, Greenwood Memorial Terrace; citing record ID 61408227, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=61408227.

 

Annie Lizzie Kintner (mother of Mary Lee Moore)

Anna L Kintner, http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/anna-l-kintner_8326008: “Born on 1850 to Jacob Kintner and Louisa Kintner. Anna L married G W Tressel. Anna L married James Zachary Moore and had 12 children. She passed away in Spokane, Washington, USA.”

“Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3R3-DTR : 5 December 2014), Anna Kinter Moore, 30 Jan 1938; citing Spokane, Spokane, Washington, reference 147, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,023,563.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVG5-J7FF : 11 July 2016), Anna Kintner Moore, 1938; Burial, Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States of America, Greenwood Memorial Terrace; citing record ID 126515521, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=126515521.

 

Mary Lee Moore (wife of Frank McClellan Sylvester)

Mary Lee Moore, http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/mary-lee-moore_8449327: “Born in Owensboro, Kentucky, USA on 14 Mar 1883 to James Zachary Moore and Anna L Kintner. Mary Lee married Frank McClellan Sylvester and had a child. She passed away on 30 Sep 1973 in Spokane, Washington, USA.”

Mary Lee Moore, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=csawwa&id=I1924: “Birth: 14 MAR 1883 in Owensboro, Daviess County, KY; Death: 30 SEP 1973 in Spokane, Spokane County, WA. Father: James Zacharie Moore b: 21 JUL 1844 in Kentucky; Mother: Anna Lizzie Kintner b: 16 AUG 1850 in Indiana.”

Spokane County Auditor, Marriage Records, 1880-Present – Mary Lee Moore – Frank M Sylvester, Marriage Date: Dec 24 1910; http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/489193B06FD9A4A4C02A4CF6DC609292.

“United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJG-2XTB : 4 September 2015), Mary Lee Sylvester, 1921; citing Passport Application, Washington, United States, source certificate #83119, Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 – March 31, 1925, Roll 1737, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,686,033.

1921 Canada Census, Mary L Sylvester in household of Frank M. Sylvester, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 1; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“United States Census, 1930”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCQW-3LD : 8 December 2015), Mary Lee Sylvester in entry for Lawson Moore, 1930.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K93V-3KK : accessed 20 October 2016), Mary Lee Sylvester, Area E, Spokane, Spokane City, Spokane, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 41-54, sheet 1B, family 34, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4386.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24R6-PB5 : 3 October 2015), Mary Lee Sylvester, 1949; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVG5-J7PS : 11 July 2016), Mary Lee Moore Sylvester, 1973; Burial, Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States of America, Greenwood Memorial Terrace; citing record ID 126512690, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=126512690.

 

Frank McClellan Sylvester (son of Frank McClellan Sylvester)

Frank McClellan Sylvester, C.S.A. Veterans of Washington, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=csawwa&id=I2382: “Birth: 19 DEC 1914 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Death: 4 JUN 1990 in Tarrant County, TX. Marriage 1 Sara Ellen Harrison b: 21 SEP 1916 in Greenville, AL. Married: 24 JAN 1941 in Montgomery County, AL.”

1921 Canada Census, Frank M. Sylvester in household of Frank M. Sylvester, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 1; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“United States Census, 1930”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCQW-3L6 : 8 December 2015), Frank M Sylvester in entry for Lawson Moore, 1930.

“Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKMB-4J1L : 16 July 2015), Frank M Sylvester and Sara Ellen Harrison, 1942.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1Z-VGX5 : 3 October 2015), Frank M Sylvester, 1950; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24T2-1TP : 2 October 2015), Frank Sylvester, 1950; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Texas Death Index, 1964-1998,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JVVB-S2P : 5 December 2014), Frank Mcclellan Sylvester, Tarrant, Texas, United States; citing Department of State Health Services, Austin.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V9ND-KQS : 20 May 2014), Frank M Sylvester, 04 Jun 1990; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

Sylvester, Frank M, http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/index.html:: “Sylvester, Frank M; Capt US Army Air Forces, World War II; Date of birth: 12/19/1914; Date of death: 06/04/1990; Buried at: Section Col-A  Row CT2  Site C42; Dallas – Ft. Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy Dallas, TX 75211; (214) 467-3374.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVG-RQ5H : 13 December 2015), Frank M Sylvester, 1990; Burial, Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America, Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery; citing record ID 21331518, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=21331518.

 

Sara Ellen Harrison (wife of Frank McClellan Sylvester)

Sara Ellen Harrison, C.S.A. Veterans of Washington, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=csawwa&id=I8259: “Birth: 21 SEP 1916 in Greenville, AL. Death: 22 AUG 2000 in Tarrant County, TX.”

“Texas Death Index, 1903-2000,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZXW-G48 : 24 May 2014), Sara Ellen Sylvester, 22 Aug 2000; from “Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2006); citing certificate number , Tarrant, Texas, Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit, Austin.

Sylvester, Sara E; http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/index.html: “Sylvester, Sara E; Date of Birth: 09/21/1916; Date of Death: 08/22/2000; Buried at: Section COL-A, Row CT2; Site C42; Dallas – Ft. Worth National Cemetery; 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy Dallas, TX 75211; (214) 467-3374; Wife of Sylvester, Frank M; Capt. US Army Air Forces.”

 

Jay P. Graves (Granby Mining, Smelting & Power Company)

Jay P. Graves (1859-1948); http://historylink.org/File/7721

“United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q24F-JQCJ : 4 October 2016), Jay P Graves, 1896; citing Passport Application, Washington, United States, source certificate #, Passport Applications, 1795-1905., 478, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,513,285.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K93K-XMZ : accessed 21 October 2016), Jay P Graves, Area G, Spokane, Spokane City, Spokane, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 41-75A, sheet 2B, family 41, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4386.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKJ-8T9M : 13 December 2015), Jay P. Graves, 1948; Burial, , , ,, ; citing record ID 45246273, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=45246273.