Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Alonzo Edmond Gilbert - Born Oct.26, 1846; married Oct. 26, 1871

Alonzo Edmond Gilbert was born in Brookfield on October 26, 1846.  His parents were Nathaniel and Lucy S. (Rich) Gilbert.  Alonzo grew up in West Brookfield and worked in the shoe industry as a young man.  He married Annie May Handy, a native of Readville, ME, on October 26, 1871.  Their marriage is recorded both in Brookfield and West Brookfield vital records.  Since both Alonzo and Annie lived in West Brookfield at the time of the marriage, I suspect that they were married in Brookfield.

Alonzo and Annie had a son, Eugene Alonzo Gilbert, said to have been born in Dover, New Hampshire in 1873. [no record found]  By 1900 the family was back in West Brookfield where Alonzo was employed as a grain and coal dealer.  Annie died in 1910, and Alonzo moved with Eugene's family to Wilbraham sometime between 1910 and 1920.  Alonzo's Death was recorded in Springfield in 1925 in Volume 73, page 434 of Springfield Vital Records.   Eugene and family are found in the 1930 census in Springfield.