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Family of Ira (Linn) Lynnis WILLIAMSON and Mary BENNETT

Ira (Linn) Lynnis WILLIAMSON b. 1866 Jun5659 at Steuben Co., NY5587. d. 1933 Mar 315659 at Bath Hospital, Bath, NY5659. bd. Pleasant Valley Sanitarium, Bath, NY5659.
Mary BENNETT b. 1863 Nov 115660 at Bath, NY5660. d. 1924 Feb 45660 at home in Pleasant Valley, NY5660. bd. Pleasant Valley, NY5660.

Married5659 1887~1126. The 1933 obituary5659 for I L Williamson mentions his marriage to "Miss Mary Bennett" of Hammondsport, who died about "8 years ago." The 1900 census1126 lists Linn and Mary Williamson as married 13 yrs.

McGowan5587 has Ira's birth year as 1869. However, census records and Ira's obituary indicate that Jun 1866 is correct.

Ira's obituary5659 states he died following a long illness which began with an operation "last Fall." His remains were taken to the home of a niece, Mrs J C Brown, of Tuscarora St, Addison.

Ira spent most of his life near Hammondsport and he was vineyardist. He was survived by sister Mrs E A Parish, Mrs J E Williamson and Mrs W E Lamphier; and a brother Wilbur. Also mentioned was a nephew Earl McGowan and niece Mrs Arhie Lapp

Mary's obituary5660 mentions her birth date and place, and parents Uriel F Bennitt(sic) and Phoeba Townsend. She was a descendant of Luther Townsend who settled in the town of Bath, 1851. She was survived by one brother Burton L Bennitt; two half sisters Mrs Charlotte Aber (of Pleasant Valley) and Mrs Georgiana Crookston (of Hammondsport); a half brother John T Williamson of Buffalo; and an adopted daughter Mrs Gladys Zimmerman of Wells, Minn.


1126. 1900 Fed Census NY, Steuben Co., Urbana; www.ancestry.com
1132. 1910 Fed Census NY, Steuben Co., Urbana; www.ancestry.com
5587. Williamson, David Louis, family group sheet; Earle McGowan genealogy papers
5592. 1875 State Census NY, Steuben Co., Cameron; www.ancestry.com
5613. 1880 Fed Census NY, Steuben Co., Cameron; www.ancestry.com
5659. Obit - Williamson, I L, The (Corning, NY) Evening Leader, Sat, Apr 1, 1933; www.fultonhistory.com
5660. Obit - Williamson, Mrs Linn (Mary Bennitt), Hammondsport (NY) Herald, Wed, Feb 13, 1924, p 1; www.fultonhistory.com