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Alvah Wilson Doolittle and Caroline Moon Thorp of Canadice NY

Photos courtesy of Margaret Bott.

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Alvah Wilson Doolittle 1880.

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Alvah Wilson Doolittle 1887.

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Photo of Caroline Moon Thorp Doolittle.

The Family of Alvah Wilson Doolittle and Caroline Moon Thorp Doolittle

 

 

 

birth place

death place

Alvah Wilson Doolittle

husband

1 August 1827 - 22 April 1906

Canadice NY

Canadice NY

Caroline Moon Thorp Doolittle

wife

1829 - 9 November 1896

Unknown place

Canadice NY

 

marriage

6 March 1849

 

 

Emily Estella Doolittle

daughter

1851 - 1944

Unknown place

Unknown place

Miland Leigh Doolittle

son

31 March 1854 - 7 June 1863

Canadice NY

Canadice NY

Lucius Melvin Doolittle

son

18 November 1856 - 22 February 1921

Canadice NY

Canadice NY

Cleora Adelle Doolittle

daughter

1859 - 1950

Canadice NY

Naples NY

Elmer Wesley Doolittle

son

1862 - 1939

Unknown place

Unknown place

John Ellsworth Doolittle

son

1864 - 1929

Unknown place

Unknown place

Thomas Wilson Doolittle

son

1866 - 1938

Unknown place

Unknown place

Zeruah Caroline Doolittle

daughter

2 October 1870 - 13 February 1927

Canadice NY

Rochester NY

 

 

 

 

Parents of Alvah Wilson Doolittle

Thomas Doolittle and Zeruah Rudd Doolittle

Parents of Caroline Moon Thorp Doolittle

Stephen Moon and Eunice Saunders Moon

Adoptive Parents of Caroline Moon Thorp Doolittle

John Thorp and Olive Johnson Thorp

Doolittle Family Tree

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Rudd Family Tree

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Moon Family Tree

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Saunders Family Tree

Caroline Doolittle’s 66th Birthday Party

From the Naples Record, 15 May 1895

A very pleasant home gathering was had on Wednesday last, May 8, 1895, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Doolittle, in Canadice, the occasion being the 66th birthday of the mother, Mrs. Caroline Doolittle.

The children had planned her a surprise which was neatly carried into effect. The father and mother were invited out in the morning for a drive and on their return found assembled there their children and grand children, and the census being taken they were found to number just twenty-four. This was the first time the family had met under one roof in nine years, and to say that the dear parents were surprised is not telling more than the truth.

After the first greetings were over the dinnner hour was at hand and at the sound of the trumpets of womans’ voices came forth from various places.

There were also presented tokens of respect which were both useful and ornamental.

The mother weighed 74 pounds, one son 225 pounds, and a grand-daughter 12 pounds.

But the time for saying good bye came all too soon, and all on departing agreed that they had enjoyed a pleasant time and wished each other well “till we meet again.”

One There, May 18, 1895

The Obituary of Alvah Wilson Doolittle

1 August 1827 - 22 April 1906

From the Naples Record, 27 April 1906

A. Wilson Doolittle died at the Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, on Sunday morning, April 22, 1906, aged 79 years. He was taken to the hospital last November suffering with acute blood poisoning. A few years ago he suffered the amputation of one limb below the knee from the cause named and from which he never fully recovered.

Mr. Doolittle was a native of Canadice, where he spent nearly his whole life, and where he was prominent and highly respected, having for periods of many years held offices of public trust, having been for twenty years a justice of the peace and overseer of the poor for an equal term. His wife died eight years ago, and a year later he removed to Naples, where he built a nice residence which was presided over by his daughter, Miss Zeruah.

He is survived by four sons - Thomas, of Naples; Elmer W., of Canandaigua; John E., of Ellicottville, and L. M. of Canadice - and four daughters - Mrs. A. M. Blake and Miss Zeruah Doolittle, of Naples; Mrs. John West, of Springwater, and Mrs. J. E. Norget, of Canadice. They were all present at the funeral, which was held on Monday, and the burial was in Canadice.

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From the Naples News, September 1906

Notice to Creditors

Pursuant to an order of the Surrogates Court of the County of Ontario, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against Alvah W. Doolittle late of the town of Naples Ontario County State of New York, deceased, to present the same, with the vouchers thereof, to the undersigned executor, at his residence in Canadice, NY on or before the 15th day of March 1907. Lucius M. Doolittle as executor of the Will of Alvah W. Doolittle, deceased.

George D. Peck, Attorney of executor, Canadaigua, NY, September 5, 1906.

The Obituary of Caroline Moon Thorp Doolittle

1829 - 9 November 1896

From the Democrat and Chronicle, 11 December 1896

Canadice - Caroline Doolittle of Canadice, wife of A. W. Doolittle, died at her home Wednesday afternoon. She leaves a husband and eight children. She was aged 65 years.

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From the Livonia Gazette, 18 December 1896

Canadice - Again has our community been saddened by death. Mrs. Caroline Doolittle died last Wednesday, aged 67 years. She was sick for only a few days, but medical skill failed, and she who had done so much for those with whom she came in contact is now glorified in that higher life, close to the throne of God. It is hard to conceive of a purer, more unselfish life than that lived by Mrs. Doolittle. It seemed as if she was so kept by the power of God, that no storm ruffled the tranquility of her life, but only made her more humble and more faithful.

Her married life of nearly forty-eight years has been one of devotion to her family and to her God. Her husband, A. Wilson Doolittle, and her children - Lucius M. of this town, John E. of York, Elmer and Thomas of Naples, Mrs. James Norget and Mrs. John West of Canadice, Mrs. A. M. Blake of Naples, and Miss Zeruah Doolittle of this town - have the blessed assurance of a reunion where sickness and suffering are exchanged for praises and hallelujahs throughout the endless cycles of eternity.

The Rev. Arthur Osborne conducted the funeral services from her late home last Friday, and the remains were taken to the Canadice cemetery.

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Caroline Moon was raised by John & Olive Johnson Thorp after the death of her mother. Caroline was the 6th and last child born to Stephen and Eunice Saunders Moon. It is believed that Caroline’s mother, Eunice, died at the time of, or shortly after Caroline’s birth. Caroline’s father, Stephen Moon, was struck in the head by a neighbor in 1830 and as a result, died from his injuries.

The Burial of Alvah Wilson Doolittle

Canadice Corners Cemetery in Canadice NY

The Burial of Caroline Moon Thorp Doolittle

Canadice Corners Cemetery in Canadice NY

Newspaper articles from FultonHistory.com

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