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Lena, Nellie, George, Joseph,& Frank Lepine < ch.of Wm. & Ada of NY
Posted by: Rebecca (ID *****0972) Date: November 08, 2006 at 14:48:26
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The descendants that I have been looking for would be the children, nieces/nephews, or grandchildren of Lena, Nellie, George, Joseph, or Frank Lepine. I believe they were all born in Otsego Co., NY.

Lena J. Lepine (b.1884), as of 1930, appears to have not yet married at the age of 45. She was a bookkeeper by profession and helped to take care of her widowed mother. In her earlier years she worked at the cigar factory in Unadilla. In fact, it would appear that at one point in time the entire family worked there.

Nellie M. Lepine b.abt. 1885 m. Guy B. Finch around 1911 - he was the son of Fowler & Lattie M. Finch. Their children were: Frank L., Lottie A., and Bert Finch. From at least 1918 to 1922 Nellie was the secretary for the Methodist Delta Alpha Church/& Sunday school. Her husband Guy was a director of the "Dairymen's League Officers."

George M. Lepine b.abt. 1887 m. Alta M. Southworth of Trout Creek, NY. They had a home in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY and Unadilla, Otsego Co., NY. As far as I know, he was an attorney and had interests in real estate/ hotels. Before their marriage, the Mrs. was a manager that would oversee summer boarding houses. I know of only 2 of their children: Madeline and Marie born btw. 1909-1914. George and his wife died in the 1950s and are buried in the Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Unadilla, NY.

Joseph H. Lepine b.abt. 1890, m. Ethel K. King and had a son named Edward H. b. about 1914 in NY... Joseph and his wife moved out to Yuba City, Sutter County, California sometime before 1917. After the move they had 2 sons born in CA by the name of John K. b. 1919 and James H. born abt. 1925. All I know is that Joseph and his family did make trips back to visit the family in Otsego Co., NY from time to time.I think Joseph died in the 1970s but I'm not 100% certain.

Frank W. Lapine b.1890-1 d. 1971 and is also buried in the Evergreen Hill Cemetery. As far as I know(in the early years) he was a locomotive foreman for the railroad and worked with one of my Uncles. As for later in life, I have no idea as to what he did for a living. I think he married but I'm not certain if he ever had any children.Eventually he moved to Binghamton where I still have family to this day.

The above, Lena, Nellie, George, Joseph, and Frank Lepine, were all children of William Lapine & Ada Dunham.

William Lepine was b. Nov 1857 CT and died 1925 NY; I am quite certain that he owned (at least in part), a cigar factory in Unadilla, Otsego Co., NY where he raised his family. Ada, his wife, was the daughter of Richard Jeremiah Dunham and Nancy Matilda Brown. These Dunhams are the family I am researching. Richard Dunham was my Uncle (brother to my ggg-grandfather David C. Dunham.)

If you find you have descended from these Dunhams or run across any Lepine researchers that recognize this particular Lepine family, please send them my email address. Sea6reeze@aol.com (the B in Seabreeze is the number 6) - I am always happy to share my research and of course would be very excited to find someone that could shed some light, even a glimpse, into this Dunham history be it a post card, photograph, gravestone, or even word of mouth passed down, or maybe just a lead to another branch of descendants that might have some information... any little clue to give me another place to search this branch of ancestry.

My research for Richard Dunham's mother goes all the way back to the first settlers in Fort Orange NY and what is today known as Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY (among other amazing historic locations.) However, there is a missing link. When my g-gramma died in the 1970s, it would appear that our family history went with her. Our family bible had pages upon pages of recorded history that my Uncle Orville probably sold to an auctioneer with everything else passed down for generations or it went to his sister, my Aunt Mildred, who selfishly failed to pass it down to her descendants (meaning it ended up in the garbage or at the Salvation Army.) It is my hope that someone in the family recorded all that information during a visit and that it is still floating around somewhere.

With appreciation for your time,
Rebecca Stacknow


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