Rumsey Family of Buffalo - Table of Contents

Rumsey Monuments
Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY

For photos and history of the Rumsey family members,
see Wilcox House' Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site: History


Note 2 large monuments on left

Aaron & Sophia Rumsey and 3 Children


Note triglyphs and drops



Left panel: Dexter Phelps (youngest child born 1827)
Center panel: Aaron & Sophia (parents)
Right panel: Eleanor S. Crocker (middle child born 1825)


Caterpillars and butterfly: symbol of resurrection


Aaron Rumsey
Born May 6, 1797
Died April 6, 1894
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Sophia Phelps
Wife of
Aaron Rumsey
Born Sept. ?, 1796
Died April 13, 1870
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Headstones illustrated below.
Their children:
Bronson Case was the oldest child born 1823;  Eleanor S. was the middle child born 1825;  Dexter P. was the youngest child born 1827

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Dexter Phelps Rumsey
Son of
Aaron & Sophia
Rumsey
Born April 27, 1827
Died April 5, 1906.
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Bronson Case was the oldest child born 1823;  Eleanor S. was the middle child born 1825;  Dexter P. was the youngest child born 1827



Eleanor S. Crocker
Only Daughter of
Aaron & Sophia
Rumsey
Born Feb. 11, 1825
Died Feb. 14, 1861.
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Bronson Case was the oldest child born 1823;  Eleanor S. was the middle child born 1825;  Dexter P. was the youngest child born 1827



Bronson Case was the oldest child born 1823;  Eleanor S. was the middle child born 1825;  Dexter P. was the youngest child born 1827

Aaron & Sophia Rumsey - Parents


Aaron Rumsey




Bronson Case Rumsey


Bronson Case was the oldest child born 1823;  Eleanor S. was the middle child born 1825;  Dexter P. was the youngest child born 1827



The children of Bronson Case and Eveline Hall Rumsey:
Laurence Dana 
born 1849;  Mary Lovering born 1851; Bronson Rumsey II born 1854; Evelyn Rumsey born 1855 married Dr. Charles Cary


Charles Cary Rumsey
Sculptor
Born August 29
1879
Died September 21
1922
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Grandson of Bronson Case and Eveline Hall Rumsey;  son of Laurence Dana and Jennie Cary Rumsey
Dexter Phelps Rumsey and Family
Bronson Case was the oldest child born 1823;  Eleanor S. was the middle child born 1825;  Dexter P. was the youngest child born 1827





To This Beautiful Home



Clarence Marsdenn
Only Son of
Dexter P. & Mary E. Rumsey.
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Clarence died as an infant(?)
Mary E. Bissell was the second wife of Dexter P. (no surviving children in their marriage)



It was not uncommon for children to take their mother's maiden name as a middle name.
Bronson Case was the oldest child born 1823;  Eleanor S. was the middle child born 1825;  Dexter P. was the youngest child born 1827



Mary E. Bissell
Wife of
Dexter P. Rumsey.
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Mary Coburn was the first wife of Dexter P.; Mary E. Bissell was the second wife;  Susan Fiske was the third wife.



Mary E. Bissell
Wife of
Dexter P. Rumsey
Born Sept. 5, 1839
Died May 23, 1886
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Mary Coburn was the first wife of Dexter P.; Mary E. Bissell was the second wife;  Susan Fiske was the third wife.



Ansley Wilcox
Died Jan. 26, 1930
Aged 73 Years
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Son-in-law of Dexter P. and Mary Coburn Rumsey.
Wilcox married their older daughter, Cornelia, and after she died, their younger daughter, Mary Grace.



Cornelia Coburn Rumsey - older daughter of Dexter P. and Mary Coburn Rumsey -  was first wife of Ansley Wilcox


Cornelia Coburn Rumsey - older daughter of Dexter P. and Mary Coburn Rumsey -  was first wife of Ansley Wilcox


Mary Grace Rumsey - younger daughter of Dexter P. and Mary Coburn - was the second wife of Ansley Wilcox


Mary Grace Rumsey - younger daughter of Dexter P. and Mary Coburn - was the second wife of Ansley Wilcox


Mary Coburn was the first wife of Dexter P.; Mary E. Bissell was the second wife;  Susan Fiske was the third wife.


Photos and their arrangement 2012 Chuck LaChiusa
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