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Lucius Doolittle and Lucy Winch of Canadice NY

Photos and information courtesy of Margaret Bott.



Lucy Winch and Lucius M. Doolittle were married on the 5 September 1888. This photo of them was taken circa 1900. They lived in Canadice NY and had four children; three daughters, Mary, Martha and Alice and a son Amasa who died as an infant. Their daughters were given the same names as Lucy’s older sisters who all died as children.

Lucius was a teacher in Canadice and was also the town clerk.

Lucy was also a teacher in Canadice.

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Lucius M. Doolittle as a young man.



Lucy A. Winch as a young teacher.



Lucy A. Winch as a young teacher.



Alice, Mary and Martha Doolittle in 1908.



Certificates of Hiring when Lucius became a teacher in Canadice.



Lucy’s teaching certificates from 1875 and 1876.



Lucy’s graduation announcement from Geneseo Normal School in 1885.

The Family of Lucius Doolittle and Lucy Winch Doolittle

birth place

death place

Lucius M. Doolittle


18 November 1856 - 22 February 1921

Canadice, NY

Canadice, NY

Lucy A. Winch


13 May 1858 - 12 June 1927

Canadice, NY

Canadice, NY


5 September 1888

Alice A. Doolittle


7 July 1889 - 1979

Canadice, NY

Victor NY

Mary W. Doolittle


10 December 1890 - May 1976

Canadice, NY

Canadice, NY

Martha L. Doolittle


1892 - July 1974

Canadice, NY

Canadice, NY

Amasa T. Doolittle


14 January 1899 - 20 April 1900

Canadice, NY

Canadice, NY

The Parents of Lucius M. Doolittle

Alvah Wilson Doolittle and Caroline Moon Thorpe Doolittle

The Parents of Lucy Winch Doolittle

Amasa T. Winch and Elizabeth Terbush Winch

Doolittle Family Tree


Moon Family Tree


Winch Family Tree


Terbush Family Tree

The 1st Marriage of Lucius M. Doolittle

Lucius Doolittle and Carrie Bortle Doolittle

The Obituary of Lucius M. Doolittle

18 November 1856 - 22 February 1921

The Naples Record, 9 March 1921

Canadice - Lucius M. Doolittle, aged 64 years, died at his home in this place on 22 February 1921. He has been seriously ill for about three weeks, but the immediate cause of death was a shock which he had the Friday night previous.

Mr. Doolittle was born in Canadice, and had lived his entire life there. He was a grandson of Thomas Doolittle, one of the pioneers of the town.

In former days Mr. Doolittle held many positions of honor and trust in the church and community. He was Justice of the Peace at the time of his death.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucy Winch Doolittle; three daughters, Mrs. Alice Kingsley, of Victor; Mrs. Mary Paine, of this place, and Mrs. Martha Speiller, of Brooklyn, and eleven grandchildren; three brothers, Elmer Doolittle, of Rochester; John Doolittle, of Ellicottville, and Thomas W. Doolittle, of Naples; four sisters, Mrs. Emily Norget, of Allens Hill; Mrs. Cleora Blake, of Naples; Mrs. Carrie West, of Lakeville, and Miss Zeruah Doolittle, of Rochester, at present in Florida. All the brothers and sisters were present at the funeral, except Miss Zeruah Doolittle.

The funeral services were held from the church on Thursday, February 24, 1921, at 2 p.m., Rev. G. C. Bucher, of Spencerport, a former pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. Guy Overshire, the present pastor.

Burial was made in the family lot in Canadice cemetery. The floral pieces on the casket were many and beautiful.

A kind husband and father, a good neighbor and citizen, has left us.

Mr. Paine, of West Barre; Rev. E. W. Hargrave and wife of Charlotte; Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs, of Wayland; Edwin Doolittle and wife, of Springwater; George Deal and wife, of Allens Hill; Fred Kingsley and wife and Mrs. Truman Stevens, of Richmond; John Beam and wife and Miss Ester Andrus, of Hemlock, and Dr. Leigh Norget, of Henreitta, were some of the relatives and friends who came from a distance to attend Mr. Doolittle’s funeral.

The Obituary of Lucy A. Winch Doolittle

13 May 1858 - 12 June 1927

The Livonia Gazette, 17 June 1927

Canadice, NY - A very sudden death occurred last Sunday morning in the passing away of Mrs. Lucy Doolittle at the age of 69 years with apoplexy. In 1888 she was united in marriage to Lucius Doolittle, whose death occurred six years ago. To them four children were born. A son, who passed away in infancy, and the three daughters who survive her are Mrs. Walter Kingsley of Victor, Mrs. Martha Spiller of Flushing, L. I., and Mrs. Leslie Paine, with whom she made her home, and a number of grandchildren. Mrs. Doolittle was a woman of sterling character and a member of the Methodist church and had always resided here. She was the daughter of the late Masey T. and Elizabeth Winch. The services were held Tuesday at the church at 2 o’clock and interment was made in the family lot at Canadice. The Rev. Shergur officiated.

The Burial of Lucius M. Doolittle

The Canadice Corners Cemetery

The Burial of Lucy Winch Doolittle

The Canadice Corners Cemetery

Newspaper articles from FultonHistory.com