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The descendants of
George Flint and Elizabeth (Lee) Flint,
of Holbeach, Lincolnshire

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Chapter 5
George Flint (IV),
of Stouffville, Whitchurch Tp., York Co., Ontario

George Flint (IV), son of George and Mary Rose (Teed) Flint, of Stouffville, Whitchurch Tp., York Co., Ontario (see Chapter 4), was b. 7 Nov. 1843 at Wisbech, Cambridgeshire,[1] d. (testate) v.p. 30 Nov. 1904 at Toronto, Ontario, and was buried in Stouffville Cemetery.[2] George Flint appears as a child in his parents’ household at Wisbech in the 1851 census, in which he is called a student. He was brought by his parents to Rochester in 1852 and to Stouffville in 1855, and followed his father in both his professions, becoming both a cabinet maker[3] and a lay preacher in the Methodist Church.[4] He m. 4 Oct. 1866 in York Co., Ontario, by Wesleyan Methodist rites,[5] Eliza Barnes, b. 25 Oct. 1844 at “Gravel Hill,”[6] d. 9 Sept. 1935, aged over 90 years, at Syracuse, New York, U.S.A., and buried beside her husband,[7] daughter of Richard and Charity (Huxstable) Barnes, of “Gravel Hill” and Stouffville.[8] At his marriage in 1866 the witnesses were his grand-uncle Matthew Flint and Mary Wilson (the daughter by a previous marriage of Thomas Wilson, Matthew Flint’s future son-in-law[9]).
     George Flint was established in business by 1870,[10] his shop in Stouffville having been on lot 1 of the ninth concession of Whitchurch Tp., where he had a freehold.[11] George Flint and his wife moved to Greenbank, Reach Tp., Ontario Co., by 12 March 1872, when their daughter Mary Edith was born there, and were still there when their daughter Florence Augusta was baptized on 1 Sept. 1875. Probably in late 1875, they moved to Toronto, where George Flint operated a building and variety store at no. 1 Wellesley Terrace, North Berkeley, near Rose Avenue (where his father held property). In 1878 he was living at no. 2 North Berkeley, and in 1880 at no. 428 North Berkeley. He lived in the family houses at no. 100 Rose Avenue in 1881-82, and in no. 86 in 1884-86.[12] But during those years he also spent time at Stouffville, where he is listed with his father-in-law as the tenant of a property on Main Street in 1878, 1879, and 1880,[13] where his son Charles was born in 1878, where he and his family appear in the census of 1881,[14] and where he is listed as an insurance agent in a directory of 1884.[15] He must have returned there permanently by early 1889, when he was elected to the municipal council[16] and to the presidency of the Sunday School Convention of the East and West Ridings of York.[17] He, rather than his father, was probably the George Flint who was among the Methodist laymen elected to attend the Annual Conference at Toronto in 1889.[18] A financial report of that year for Cornelius Flummerfelt’s Wesleyan Methodist congregation shows him and his parents as members.[19] During the 1890s he again appears in directories as an insurance agent.[20] He was enumerated at Stouffille in the 1901 census,[21] and was the Town Collector in 1902.[22]
     From the time that their daughter Mary left for the U.S., George and Eliza Flint raised the latter’s daughter, Eleanor Ramer, who was living with them in 1901. George Flint died in 1904. His son Charles’s friend Revis P. Stouffer summed up his life as follows: “George Flint, junior, of frail physique but a burning passion for righteousness, gave a lifetime to the cause of prohibition and became as widely known throughout York and Ontario counties for ‘gospel temperance’ orations as his father for camp meeting exhortations.”[23]
     Some time between 1915 and 1919, the widowed Eliza (Barnes) Flint moved to the U.S., where she spent time with various children and grandchildren (some of it at Wyncote, Pennsylvania).[24] At the taking of the census in the first week of January, 1920, she is found in the household of her sister, Emma (Barnes) Flint, at Hollywood, California.[25] Mainly however she stayed at Philadelphia with Eleanor Blaisdell, whose daughter Ruth Simmons writes, “I remember my great-grandmother very well, as she chose to live with my parents when I was small, to help Mother with the children, and ‘be useful.’ She certainly was! A wise and dear old lady; I remember she had a whistle she blew when it was time for us to cease playing and come to dinner.” Eleanor Blaisdell’ sister, Leslye Greaves, adds, “Grandma’s room was always a haven of us children when anything went wrong. She could soothe our fears and tears with kind words…. She it was who taught me not to say ‘can’t’ when I was a tiny girl.”
     There must have been in either George Flint’s or his wife’s family an hereditary tendency toward Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome, a genetic disorder leading to ataxia of the peroneal musculature and sometimes of the cerebellum; for this disorder was the cause of death of two of their children, Mary Edith Platt and Charles Wesley Flint, and, sadly, also afflicts the former’s daughter, Leslye Greaves.[26] It also seems likely that a predisposition to cancer was hereditary in this family, as it caused the deaths of Augusta (Flint) Bartholomew, Florence (Bartholomew) Guilfoyle, and Lois Flint.[27]

  1. George Walter Flint, b. 14 Aug. 1867 at Stouffville, bapt. 19 Oct. following in Whitchurch Tp., by a Wesleyan Methodist minister, d. (intestate) unmarried and v.p. 8 Feb. 1897 at Rochester, N.Y., of typhoid fever or of scarlet fever, and apparently buried there, though he is mentioned on his parents’ tombstone in Stouffville Cemetery.[28] He was living with his parents in 1881 but not in 1891, and was living at Rochester at the time of his death, according to the probate of his estate. He is believed to have been a cabinet maker.[29]
  2. Ella Victoria Flint, b. 5 May 1869 at Stouffville, bapt. 10 Oct. 1872 at Greenbank, Reach Tp., by a Wesleyan Methodist minister, d. 1877 of typhoid fever, and buried with her parents in Stouffville Cemetery.[30]
  3. Mary Edith Flint, b. 12 March 1872 at Greenbank, Reach Tp.,[31] bapt. there 19 Oct. 1872, d. 1951-52 at Providence, R.I., aged at least 78 years, of Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome.[32] She m. (1) 9 March 1893 at Toronto,[33] but divorced by 1906 and probably by 1901,[34] John Frederick (“Fred”) A(braham?) Ramer, b. 23 Oct. 1871, d. 20 Nov. 1939, and buried in Dixon Hill Cemetery,[35] son of John B. Ramer, of Ringwood, Markham Tp., York Co., by the latter’ wife Christina Brillinger.[36] She m. (2) probably in 1905, at Bayville, Long Island, N.Y., the ceremony being performed by her brother, the Rev. C.W. Flint, Harry Leslie Platt, b. in April 1876 at Maryland, N.Y., d. in April 1923 at Brookline, Massachusetts, in an influenza epidemic.[37]
        Mary Edith Flint and her future first husband were each living unmarried with their respective parents in 1891. She went to Toronto in 1893 for the birth of their illegitimate daughter Eleanor, who was falsely registered as if legimitate; the informant was F. Flint of 100 Rose Avenue (i.e. the mother’s uncle, Frank Flint), and the father’s occupation was given as farmer. Her precipitous marriage, which did not occur until the following month, failed within a few years, and she and her husband are said to have divorced.[38] Nothing further is known of Frederick Ramer between this time and his death except that he was living at Toronto by 1901, when he is found as a stone-cutter in the census,[39] and was still there in 1905. After her divorce Mary Edith went to the U.S. as a nurse, graduated from the Nursing school at Bridgeport, Conn., and pursued a successful career. She left her daughters behind in Canada, Lena being raised by her father’s family and Eleanor by her mother’s mother; the latter joined her mother when she was fourteen but Lena never did. Mary Edith and her second husband were living at Winchester, Massachusetts, in 1907-11. At the time of his death she was ill herself, and had to send her youngest daughter to live with her brother, C.W. Flint, at Syracuse.

    (by first husband:)

    1. Eleanor (“Nellie”) May Ramer, b. (a month before her parents’s marriage) 28 Feb. 1893 at Toronto,[40] d. 28 Sept. 1988, aged at least 95 years and 7 months. She was sometimes called Nellie, as in her birth registration and in the 1901 census. She m. in Oct. 1919, Sidney Briggs Blaisdell, b. 9 Nov. 1895 at Providence, R.I., d. 1977. When her mother went to the U.S. after her divorce, Eleanor was left with her maternal grandparents. She joined her mother again at about the age of fourteen after the latter’s remarriage, and was adopted by her stepfather. She received degrees from the Wesleyan Academy at Wilbraham, Massachusetts, and from Boston University, and taught high school before her marriage. Her husband graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) and became a naval officer, taking his P.G. at the Naval Academy; but he returned to civilian life before their daughters were born. Eleanor and Sidney Blaisdell moved to R.I. by 1922, then to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1924-28. Eleanor was living at the time of her death at April 401, Royal Bonnet Gate. Shell Point Village, Fort Myers, Florida 33901. Issue:
      1. Eleanor Elizabeth (“Betty”) Blaisdell, b. 6 Oct. 1922 at Providence, R.I. She m. ____ Berry. She is living (1985) at 541 20th Street E., New York, N.Y. 10010. She did not answer our letters.
      2. Ruth N. Blaisdell, b. 4 Aug. 1924 at Providence, R.I. She m. by 1949, Sumner E. (“Bill”) Simmons, Jr., son of Sumner E. Simmons; b. 29 March 1920. She graduated from Lasell Junior College, Auburndale, Massachusetts, in 1944, and worked briefly after her marriage. She taught Sunday School for fourteen years, and now does much volunteer work in church, politics, amateur theatre, Coast Guard Auxiliary, and charities, and writes poetry. Her husband graduated from Harvard in 1942, and worked for Allendale Mutual, a major industrial insurance company, until his retirement as a senior officer in 1985. By 1988 Ruth and Sumner Simmons were living at 8 Owings Stone Road, Barrington, R.I. 02806, and they were still there in Feb. 1990. Children:
        1. David Simmons, b. 16 Feb. 1950, d. 26 Feb. 1950.
        2. Ellen Simmons, b. 16 March 1952. She m. 1976, and divorced 1981, ________. She graduated from Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts, in 1976, and in 1982 was working for a management consultant firm in New York City. In July 1990 she left with the Peace Corps to spend two years in Honduras.
        3. Marcia Ann Simmons, b. 16 Aug. 1954. She m. 1979, Mark Brown. She graduated from the University of Colorado in 1976, and is now a fund- raiser for Planned Parenthood. Children:
          1. Emily Brown, b. 1981.
          2. Ian Brown, b. 31 March 1987.
      3. Helen Blaisdell, b. 1 April 1928 at Philadelphia, Pa., d. in May 1933 of a mastoid infection.
    2. Magdalena (“Lena”) H. Ramer, b. 14 Dec. 1894 at Stouffville,[41] d. v.p., v.m. 1926, aged about 32 years, and buried with her paternal grandparents in Dixon Hill Cemetery, Ringwood. She m. 14 Feb. 1915 (?) in Ringwood Christian Church (non-denominational),[42] as his first wife, Dawson Davis,[43] b. 1892, d. 1974, aged at least 81 years, having m. (2) Dorothy James. She was left with her father’s family after her parents’ divorce. The witnesses at her marriage were Jacob Grove and Lloyd Fisher. She and her husband lived for some time at Ringwood, then moved to Stouffville, where they lived on Main Street. He worked as a tinsmith for a hardware store there. He was a member of the Stouffville band, ca. 1920. After Lena’s death he married for a second time and moved to Commercial Street, Stouffville. Children:
      1. Hazel L. Davis, b. in Dec. 1915, d. 25 April 1916, and buried with her maternal grandparents in Dixon Hill Cemetery.
      2. Glenna Davis, b. 1917, d. s.p. 6 June 1976, and buried at Toronto. She m. 1937, Seldon Abell, d. 1972, and buried at Toronto, son of John T. and Caroline R. (____) Abell. They lived at Ringwood. He was a conductor with the Canadian National Railway.
      3. Charles Davis, b. 1924, m. Grace ____. He was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces. His wife is from Woodbridge, Ontario. They are living (1988) at Victoria, B.C. Children:
        1. Richard Davis, b. ____, killed 1976 in a motor accident.
        2. Wendy Davis, b. ____.

    (by second husband:)

    1. Edith Leslye Platt, b. 6 Sept. 1907 at Winchester, Massachusetts, d. 15 Nov 1998 at Nashua, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, aged over 91 years.[44] On her father’s death in 1923, Leslye went to live with her uncle, C.W. Flint, of Syracuse, until she finished high school. She spent two years in Boston with her mother, attending Boston University. Then she returned to Syracuse, where her cousin Lois Flint was also a student, and graduated with an A.B. degree in 1929. She worked for a year as a school librarian at Montecello, New York, then married and went to live with her husband at Boston, where they were still living in 1932. She m. 23 Aug. 1930 at Syracuse, N.Y., by her uncle, the Rev. C.W. Flint, but divorced 1971 in Fairfax Co., Virginia, Percival (“Percy”) Laurie Greaves, Jr., b. 23 Aug. 1906 at Brooklyn, New York City, d. 14 Aug. 1984 at Tarrytown, N.Y., son of Percival Laurie Greaves. After her marriage, she was employed by the New York Public Library as a School Assistant. She and her husband were living at Patterson, N.J., in 1943. After moving in 19__ to Washington D.C., she represented Greenwich Forest on a committee to establish and build a new library at Bethesda, Maryland. She was also an active member of the Suburban Hospitals’ Women’s Auxiliary. While in Maryland she studied at Maryland University and Catholic University before returning to Syracuse in 1965 to get her Master’s in Library Science. She continued to work as a school librarian until her retirement in 1974. By 1984 she was living at 447-4800 Fillmore Street, Alexandria, VA 22311, and she was still there in April 1990. Children:
      1. Richard Laurie Greaves, b. 3 Sept. 1932 at Boston, Massachusetts. He m. (1) 30 Dec. 1956, and divorced, Ridgely Campbell Doane. He m. (2) 19 June 1971, Lee Busacker, b. 18 March 1941 at Stamford, N.Y. His first wife was from Poland, Ohio. He was living at Chicago, Illinois, in 1975-77. By 1990 he had moved to 430 Trenton Court, Zionsville, Indianapolis, Indiana. Issue:

        (by first wife:)

        1. Richard Laurie Greaves, Jr., b. 15 Dec. 1957.
        2. Neville Doane Greaves, b. 9 April 1959.

        (by second wife:)

        1. Christopher Neal Greaves, b. 16 Jan. 1975 at Chicago.
        2. Jason Flint Greaves, b. 2 March 1977 at Chicago.
      2. Muriel Ann Greaves, b. 16 March 1938 at Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, France. She m. 30 Dec. 1963 at San Francisco, California, and divorced 1977 at Brussels, Belgium, David Earl Credle, b. 7 July 1938 at Charlotte, N.C. They were living at San Francisco from 1964 to 1968. After a lengthy stay in Europe, she moved by 1990 to 7 Rockland Street, Nashua, New Hampshire. Children:
        1. Brendon Flint Credle, b. 16 Dec. 1964 at San Francisco.
        2. Colin Sidney Credle, b. 22 Dec. 1968 at San Francisco.
      3. Charles Flint Greaves, b. 3 Sept. 1943 at Paterson, N.J. He m. 24 Dec. 1983 at Annapolis, Maryland, Christine Lee Laumer, b. 1955 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a teacher, real-estate agent, and carpenter. By 1985 he and his wife were living at 3609 Aspen Court, Davidsonville, Md., and they were still there in April 1990. Children:
        1. Loren Louise Greaves, b. 8 Dec. 1985.
        2. Robin Leslye Flint Greaves, b. 25 May 1989 at Annapolis, Maryland.
    2. George Flint Platt, b. 21 May 1911 at Winchester, Massachusetts, killed 21 July 1931 at Turner Falls, Massachusetts, in a power plant explosion, dying unmarried and v.m.
  4. Florence Augusta (“Gussie”) Flint, b. 2 April 1874 at Greenbank, Reach Tp., bapt. there 1 Sept. 1875 by a Wesleyan Methodist minister, d. 25 July 1920 at no. 38 Browning Avenue, Toronto, of carcinoma of the breast, aged 46 years.[45] She m. 12 April 1893 at Stouffville,[46] Lewis Elsworth Bartholomew, b. 26 April 1867 in Whitchurch Tp.,[47] probably at Stouffville, d. v.p. 8 Dec. 1926 at the home of his daughter, Florence (Bartholomew) Guilfoyle, at no. 245 Rose Park Drive, Toronto, and buried 10 Dec. following in St. John’s Cemetery, Toronto,[48] son of John and Elizabeth Jane (Richards) Bartholomew, of Ringwood, Markham Tp., York Co., Ontario.[49] Gussie Flint attended Stouffville Pubic School. She was still living unmarried with her parents in early 1891. Her future husband was at that time a boot and shoe dealer,[50] but in their marriage record he gave his occupation as fruit dealer. Lewis Bartholomew was a Baptist in religion prior to his marriage, but converted to Methodism thereupon. In 1895 he is recorded as a “fruit evaporator,”[51] and in 1897 a mercantile agent. By 1895 he had purchased a 1/5-acre lot on Rupert Street worth $1200, and another of the same size on Harold Street worth $500. But by April 1905 he and his family had moved to Toronto. They were living at no. 38 Browning Avenue at the time of Gussie’s death, although this was perhaps not a permanent residence as her death record notes that she had only been living there for six weeks. It is said that Lewis later returned to Stouffville and took over a milling operation which had been run by his father,[52] although we note that his father was only in his mid-60s at the time and actually outlived Lewis. The death record of Lewis Bartholomew calls him a real-estate broker, and states that he had been living at his present address for three months.
    1. Florence Bartholomew, b. 3 or 5 Aug. 1893 at Stouffville (less than four months after her parents’ marriage),[53] d. 5 July 1951 at Toronto, aged 57 years. She m. 12 June 1918, Harvey Edward Guilfoyle, b. 25 March 1888 at Lucan, Ontario, d. 18 Oct. 1935 at Toronto. By 1919 they were living at Toronto, where her husband was a partner in the chartered accountancy firm of Clarkson, Gordon, Dilworth, Guilfoyle, and Nash.
      1. Harvey Bertrand Guilfoyle, b. 5 May 1919 at Tornto, d. there 18 Oct. 1969. He m. 12 Aug. 1948, Grace Kearney, b. 8 April 1922 at Picton, Ontario.
        1. Jean Guilfoyle, b. 17 May 1951 at Toronto.
        2. Paul Edward Guilfoyle, b. 20 Oct. 1954 at Toronto.
        3. Joan Guilfoyle, b. 24 Feb. 1955. She m. 15 Oct. 1980, Michael Ruf, of Toronto.
        4. Kelley Ann Guilfoyle, b. 17 March 1957 (?) at Toronto.
      2. Thelma Eileen Guilfoyle, b. 7 April 1924 at Toronto. She m. 23 Oct. 1948 at Toronto, Donald Rammsay McDermaid, b. 27 Oct. 1925 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, d. 18 Jan. 1980 at Halifax. Her husband was president of McDermaid Agencies, a general insurance company founded by his father. In 1982 she moved to 6225 Oakland Road, Halifax, N.S. B3H 1P4.
        1. Donald Harvey McDermaid, b. 12 Aug. 1951. He m. 19 May 1972, Margaret Chambers, b. 1 April 1954 at Halifax.
          1. Donald Kennedy McDermaid, b. 14 Nov. 1978.
          2. Heather Lynn McDermaid, b. 10 Oct. 1981.
        2. William Bruce McDermaid, b. 21 Nov. 1953 at Halifax. He m. 20 Feb. 1975, Christine Smith, b. 22 Aug. 1955 at Halifax.
          1. James William Bruce McDermaid, b. 16 March 1978 at Halifax.
          2. Julie Armitage McDermaid, b. 8 Sept. 1979 at Halifax.
        3. Eileen Anne McDermaid, b. 7 May 1057 at Halifax, living (1988) at Montréal, Québec.
    2. James Arthur Bartholomew, b. 18 Feb. 1895 at Stouffville, d. 16 Sept. 1966. He m. 16 April 1931, H. Dora Dufault. His widow was living in 1982 at 1206-2220 Marine Drive, Oakville, Ontario L6L 5H1.
      1. James Gordon Bartholomew, b. 13 March 1933, an airline pilot in 1988.
      2. John Peter Bartholomew, b. 8 Oct. 1943, a petrochemical technician in 1988.
    3. Dr. John Wesley Bartholomew, b. 19 Jan. 1897 (?), d. ____. He m. (as her first husband) ca. 1924 (?), near Toronto, and divorced in 1934 or 1935, Reita Aldean Williamson, b. 7 Feb. 1904, d. 30 Aug. 1982 at Burlington, Ontario, of cancer, having m. secondly, Frank O. Bauman, a druggist. J.W. Bartholomew practised dentistry at Toronto. Upon his divorce his ex-wife received custody of their daughter, whom he never saw after 1951. She heard rumors that he had married a second time, but never received report of his death. His ex-wife moved to London, Ontario, remarried, and moved with her second husband to Windsor, Ontario, in 1939, then to Burlington, Ontario, ca. 1952.
      1. Dawna Joan Bartholomew, b. 15 Dec. 1929 at Newmarket, Whitchurch Tp., York Co., Ontario. She worked for the Ford Motors Company before her marriage. She m. 1 Feb. 1959, Dwight C. Janisse, b. 9 Jan. 1927 in the U.S. She and her husband moved to St. Clair Beach in 1957. In 1985 he was a manufacturer’s agent in Detroit. By 1982 they were living at no. 4 Alden Crescent, St. Clair Beach, Windsor, Ontario W8N 2J1, and they were still there in 1985.
        1. Mark T. Janisse, b. 28 July 1952. He m. 6 Sept. 1974, Karen Fuerth, b. 23 June 1953. He received his B. Commerce (Honours) from the University of Windsor. His wife is from Woodslee, Ontario. They are living (1985) at no. 37 Gladston Crescent, St. Albert, Alberta T8N 0W6.
          1. Jason Michael Janisse, b. 28 March 1978 at Windsor.
          2. Matthew Lee Janisse, b. 14 April 1981 at Edmonton, Alberta.
        2. Scott Robert Janisse, b. 11 Sept. 1954; unmarried in 1985. He received his B. Commerce (Honours) from the University of Windsor. He is living (1985) at 109-3701 Riverside Drive E., Windsor, Ontario N8Y 4W5.
        3. Jay Richard Janisse, b. 24 March 1960; unmarried in 1985, when he was still living with his parents.
  5. (Col.) The Rev. Dr. Charles Wesley Flint,[54] b. 14 Nov. 1878 at Stouffville, d. 12 Dec. 1964, aged over 86 years, at Binghamton, N.Y., of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, and buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, N.Y. He m. 3 Sept. 1901 at Sheldon, Iowa, Clara Janette Yetter, b. 1878-79 (aged 6 in 1885, 51 in 1930) in Cedar Co., Iowa,[55] d. 12 Feb. 1958 at 100 Maryland Ave., Washington, D.C., aged 79 years,[56] daughter of the Rev. Daniel Marshall Yetter, of Cedar Co., later of Estherville, Emmet Co., of Sioux City, and of Sheldon (all in Iowa), by the latter’s wife Mary Elma Mills.[57]
        C.W. Flint attended Stouffville Public School and Stouffville Continuation School, then Markham High School at Markham Village,[58] graduating in 1895. In 1896 he received a third-class teaching certificate.
        That fall he received a Prince of Wales scholarship to attend Victoria University, Toronto (now affiliated with the University of Toronto), where he was awarded advanced standing and admitted into the second year, graduating with a B.A. (4-years) in 1900. According to Revis P. Stouffer, C.W. Flint, “inheriting the robust and jovial character of his grandfather, displayed early gifts as a preacher; and at Victoria he “made many friends and his capabilities won the respect of all.”[59] He graduated first in his class, receiving the Prince of Wales gold medal for general proficiency.[60]
        He received a B.D. in 1906 from Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, N.J.,[61] and an M.A. in 1908 from Columbia University, New York City.[62] Meanwhile, in 1897, at the age of only 18 years, he became Principal of Scarborough Public School No. 9, which position he held until 1899.[63] In 1900 he entered the Methodist Episcopal ministry, Northwest Iowa Conference, with his future father-in-law, the Rev. D.M. Yetter (then of Sioux City), as probationary superintendent.
        His first pastorate was at Pocahontas, Iowa, from 1901 to 1902, during which time he married his wife, who had previously been a teacher at Morningside College, Sioux City, before moving to Sheldon with her father earlier that year. Flint was subsequently the pastor of churches at Marathon, Iowa, 1902-1904, at Bayville, Long Island, New York, 1904-1906; at St. James Church, Brooklyn, New York City, 1906-1909; at First Methodist Church, Middletown, Connecticut, 1908-1913; and at New York Avenue Church, Brooklyn, New York City, 1913-1915. During this time he was ordained a deacon in 1902 and an elder in 1904.
        Flint was President of Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa (a Methodist institution), 1915-1922, where he is credited with having contributed greatly to its academic stature and material growth. From 1922 to 1936 he served as Chancellor of Syracuse University, then the largest Methodist-affiliated institution in the country. There he combatted anti-Semitism in the Senate, and (though a pacifist) encouraged the military training of students, himself joining the Army reserve as a colonel. He is credited with having “leveled mountains of debt, strengthened the faculty, [and] lifted the standards of the college of liberal arts.”[64] When Flint arrived at Syracuse he found an unplanned campus with a hodge-podge of architectural styles, and had to development a plan that would guide future expansion.[65] During his chancellorship the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the School of Journalism were founded, Hendricks Chapel and the new Medical College built, Teachers’ College reorganized as the School of Education, Library Science elevated to a graduate program, and the position of Dean of Women founded.[66] Flint Hall, a dormitory, is named for him.
        Flint was elected to the Board of Bishops in 1936 and held the sees of Atlanta, Georgia, 1936-1939; Syracuse, N.Y., 1939-1944; and Washington, D.C., 1944-1952. He was President of the College of Bishops of the Northeastern Jursidiction, 1944-, and President of the Board of Education of the Methodist Church, 1944-1948. He retired from the ministry in 1950, and moved after the death of his wife in 1958 to Baltimore, Md., to live with his son. They moved to Binghamton, N.Y., in 1961. A severe stroke forced him to enter a hursing home, where he died in 1962. He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, beside Syracuse University.
        Flint was the author of Charles Wesley and His Colleagues (1957),[67] On The Trail of Truth (1959),[68] and of numerous essays and addresses. He was the recipient of many honorary degrees, namely that of D.D. from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn. (1912) and Victoria College, University of Toronto (1923);[69] that of LL.D. from Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (1916), Cornell College (1922), the University of Toronto (1936),[70] Syracuse University (1936), and American University, Washington, D.C. (1952); that of Pd.D. (Doctorate in Paedegogy) from New York State Teachers’ College, Albany, N.Y. (1924), and that of L.H.D. (Doctorate in Humanities) from Cornell College (1936). He won the first prize in the Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation’s Methodist International Sermon Competition, 1953. He was a member of many church and civic committees; a trustee of numerous colleges and universities and other organizations; a member of several fraternal organizations; and a Scottish Rite Mason (33º). In politics he was a Republican.
        Flint’s colleague at Cornell, Clyde C. Tull, who wrote two obituaries of him, called him one of its “great presidents,” and said, “I admired and respected Dr. Flint very much indeed, for his brilliant speaking ability, his fair treatment of the faculty, his skillful administration of the institution, and his personal friendliness.” His niece, Ruth Simmons, remembers “many happy memories of Uncle Charlie, who was a fine, extremely intelligent, warm and witty man.” Flint is also remembered for the interest he maintained in his relatives, his home town, and his alma mater, with his frequent trips to Wisbech, Stouffville,[71] and Toronto.
    1. Dr. Lois Henrietta Flint, b. 1908 at Brooklyn, New York City, d. unmarried 2 Dec. 1979, and buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse. Some of our information on Dr. Flint was supplied by her, but she was (in our experience) a very modest woman who avoided mention of her own accomplishments, and in all likelihood our record of her career is quite incomplete. She received the B.A. and M.A. degrees from Syracuse University, doing additional studies at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Columbia University, New York City, before taking an Ed.D. in 1952 at Stanford University, Stanford, California.[72] She served before 1938 as Dean of Women at Illinois Wesleyan University.[73] She served on the staff of Glendale College, Glendale, California, from 1938 to 1973, first as Dean of Women and an instructor in English and Psychology, 1938-39, then as teacher of a course in orientation and student advisor (1940-), and later as a counselor, head counselor, and advisor to the Women’s Honor Society. She was a member of the National Association of Deans of Women, and in the spring of 1942 was elected chairman (sic) of the Junior College Section.[74] Decreased enrollment during the war forced her to leave the college in 1944, and she joined the faculty of American University, Washington, D.C. (where her parents were then living), as Assistant Dean of Women. Following the war she returned to Glendale as a counselor. After her retirement she returned as a student, taking such diverse courses as Spanish, sewing, and automobile repair. On 2 Aug. 1977 she suffered a debilitating stroke, and though she lived two and a half years longer she never completely recovered. She collaborated with five other writers on a highly successful work entitled Learning to Live (1940), a guide for college students, which went through two printings.[75] She was living from 1977 until the time of her death at 2121 Valderas Drive, Glendale.
    2. The Rev. Dr. George Yetter Flint,[76] b. 31 May 1911 at Middletown, Conn., d. 13 Sept. 1976, of a ruptured aorta, and buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse. He m. 13 May 1933 at Syracuse, New York, Joy Gaylord Schuyler, b. 13 Nov. 1911[77] at Geddes, Onondaga Co., New York, d. 10 Feb. 1997 at Binghamton, and buried with her husband, daughter of Philip Davis Schuyler, of Geddes, a real-estate developer, by the latter’s wife Beulah Sarah Gaylord, daughter of Grenville M. Gaylord, of Fairmont, New York.[78] G.Y. Flint received his B.A. in 1932 from Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, did postgraduate work in 1932-33 at Syracuse University, and took the M.A. degree in 1933 at Ohio Wesleyan.[79] In 1933 he entered Yale Divinity School, New Haven, Conn., taking the B.D. in 1936; he did further postgraduate work in 1938-41 at Columbia Teachers’ College, New York City, and finally took the D.D. in 1953 from Ohio Wesleyan.
          Flint served as pastor of Methodist church of Powell, Ohio (1932-33), of East Berlin, Connecticut (1933-36), of West Hampton Beach, Long Island (1936-39), as associate pastor of Marble Collegiate Reformed Church, New York (1939-41), as pastor of the Methodist Church of Morristown, New Jersey (1941-48). He was superintendent of the Newark Methodist District (1946-49), being at the time the youngest man ever to hold the post, and served as pastor of Warren, Ohio (1949-57), of Mount Vernon Place Church, Baltimore (1957-61), and of Tabernacle Church, Binghamton, New York (1961-).[80]
          Flint was a trustee of Centenary Junior College, Hackettstown, N.J., 1944-1949. He was a member of the Warren [Ohio] Charter Commission, 1955-1957. He was president of the board of directors of the American Red Cross, 1955-1957; of the Tri-State Protestant Committee on Scouting, 1956-1957; of the Maryland State Council of Churches, 1958-1961; of the Greater Baltimore Ministerial Association, 1959-1960; of the Maryland and Delaware Council on Alcohol Information, 1959-1961; and of the Binghamton Ministerial Association, 1964-1965. He was a delegate to the 1956 World Methodist Conference. He retired from the ministry in 1973 and moved to Plantation, Florida, where he continued to be a minister of visitation.
          Flint was the recipient of many awards, including the second place national award of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (1954), the Honor Medal (1955), and an honorary D.D. from American University (1957). He was a member of several fraternal organizations. He was the author of a valuable record, in manuscript, of both his father’s and mother’s families. His sister wrote of him, “He lived very hard and usefully.”
          On her husband’s death, Joy Flint, who had graduated with him from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1932, accepted an invitation to succeed him as a minister of visitation at Plantation, Florida. She was living in 1983 at 7500 N.W. 16th Street, Plantation, Florida 33313, but was no longer there in Nov. 1989.
      1. George Schuyler Flint, b. 31 Dec. 1935 at East Berlin, Conn., d. 15 Dec. 1988 at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and buried with his parents in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse. He was a junior at Tennessee Wesleyan College in 1954, but graduated from American University, Washington, D.C. He m. (1), ____. He m. (2) by 1966, Melissa (Massburg) West. In 1964 he was living at Rockwell, Maryland. His second wife has three children by her first marriage. They were living in 1983 at Dallas, Texas.

        (by first wife:)

        1. Charles Wesley Flint, Jr., b. 195_.
        2. Sandra Jean Flint, b. 195_. She m. by 1983, Steven Crain.
          1. Steven Crain, Jr., b. by 1983.

        (by second wife:)

        1. George Schuyler Flint, Jr., b. 1 Feb. 1967. He m. 29 Nov. 1997 in St. Johns County, Florida,[81] Maryanne Polly Randall.
      2. Meredith Louise Flint, b. 1938 at Hampton Beach, Long Island, N.Y., d. 1948 at Newark, N.J.
      3. Lois Eileen Flint, b. 16 June 1941 at Morristown. She attended Syracuse University, then graduated in Nursing from Maryland General Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. In 1964 she was working at Community-General Hospital, Syracuse. She m. 28 March 1964 in Tabernacle Methodist Church, Binghamton, New York, the ceremony being performed by her father,[82] John (“Jack”) Verhoek Tarbell, son of Dr. J. Harold Tarbell, of Easton, Pennsylvania, Professor of Economics at Lafayette College. She is still working as a nurse, and her husband is a counsellor and teacher at a high school. They were living in 1983 at 2609 Swanson Street, Easton, PA 18042.
        1. Bruce Tarbell, b. in July 1966. He entered college in the fall of 1983.
        2. Brian Tarbell, b. in July 1967.
        3. Elizabeth (“Beth”) Tarbell, b. in June 1970.
        4. Rebecca (“Becky”) Tarbell, b. 1972.


1Civil vital records, Fenland Registration District.
2Tombstone; obituary in Stouffville Pilot (microfilmed with the Stouffville Tribune), 1 Dec. 1904, p. 5, col. 3.
3He and his father appear as “George Flint & Son, cabinet makers” in the Province of Ontario Gazetteer and Directory for 1869 (Toronto: Robertson & Cook), p. 456; and he is listed alone as “George Flint Jun., Cabinet Maker” in the County of York Gazetteer and Directory for 1870-71… (Toronto: McEvoy & Co.), in the Province of Ontario Directory for 1871 (Montréal: John Lovell), p. 787, and in Nason’s East and West Ridings of the County of York (Toronto, 1871).
4He is called a “Wesleyan local preacher” in the memoir of his son Charles in F.D. Leete, Methodist Bishops (1948?), p. 68.
5York County marriage register, 1862-69, vol. 85, p. 225 (Ontario Archives microfilm MS 248 reel 18).
6Memorandum by her son, the Rev. Dr. Charles W. Flint, dated 21 May 1959 (from a copy kindly provided by Leslye Greaves). This date is compatible with census records.
7Tombstone; obituaries in Toronto Telegram, 10 Sept. 1935, Toronto Mail, 10 Sept. 1935, New York Times, 10 Sept. 1935, p. 21, col. 5.
8Richard Barnes (1810-1897) and his wife Charity Huxstable (1811/12-1892) came to Canada from Barnstaple, Devonshire, in 1834. Baptized 9 Dec. 1810 (IGI), he was a son of John Barnes alias Ashwell, near Ilfracombe, Devon, by the latter’s wife Jane ____, whose first known child was baptized in October 1802 and who were thus almost certainly the John Barnes and Jennifred Vellacott married at Lynton on 20 Feb. 1802 (IGI), the bride surely being the Jennifred Vellcott bapt. 30 Dec. 1774 at Lynton, daughter of William Vellacott and Jennifred [Hill?].
     Aside from a child lost overboard, the children of Richard Barnes and Chartity Huxstable were: (a) Jane, who m. Godfrey Shankel, of Stouffville; (b) Frances, who m. Matthew Rae, of Stouffville; (c) Eliza, of the text; and (d) Emmeline, who m. Matthew Henry Flint (see Chapter 6). “Gravel Hill” was 3.4 miles NNE of Stouffville, but the name does not appear on any published map we have seen.
     In an undated memorandum made some time in 1958-61 (roughly datable from the address printed on the stationery), Eliza (Barnes) Flint’s son, the Rev. Dr. Charles W. Flint, wrote: “After staying at Imperial Hotel, Barnstaple, May 25-6, 1930, four of us in auto in a rain called at door on Susan Westlake (mother’s cousin) in Barnstaple.”
9This identification is due to Mrs. Carol Ann Westbrook.
10County of York Gazetteer and Directory for 1870-71… (Toronto: McEvoy & Co., 1870).
11County of York Gazetteer and Directory for 1870-71, as cited above.
12Miscellaneous directories for the city of Toronto in the collection of the Metropolitan Toronto Library.
13He appears in the Assessment Rolls of Whitchurch Tp. [Family History Library microfilms nos. 207922, 23] from 1878, when he is found, in conjunction with Richard Barnes, as the tenant of a 1/8-acre parcel of land on lot 1 of the ninth concession. The roll of 1878 calls him a “cabinet-maker” (entry no. 207), that of 1879 a “painter” (entry no. 208), and that of 1880 lists no occupation (entry no. 220).
141881 census of Canada, reel C-13249, piece 137 (York North), part B (Stouffville Village), p. 3.
15Ontario Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1884-5 (Toronto: R.L. Polk & Co., p. 844.
16Stouffville Tribune, 11 Jan. 1889, p. 5, col. 2.
17Stouffville Tribune, 22 Feb. 1889, p. 1, col. 4. He is reported as saying that “he felt sensible to the great honor conferred upon him by being called to be leader of so noble a band of Sunday School workers.”
18Stouffville Tribune, 7 June 1889, p. 4, col. 3; Hopper, Old-Time Primitive Methodism in Canada (Toronto, 1902), p. 335.
19Stouffville Circuit Methodist Church Financial Report … for the year ending July 1st, 1889, reproduced in Jean Barkey, Stouffville 1877-1977 (Stouffville Historical Committee), p. 141.
20Ontario Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1892-93 (Toronto: Might’s Directories Co.), p. 1091; Province of Ontario Gazetteer and Directory…, 1895 (same publisher), p. 726.
211901 census of Canada, Ontario, Ontario County West, Sub-district C2, Stouffville Village, p. 5 (PAC microfilm reel no. T-6487).
22Stouffville Town Council Minute Book 1877-1904 (FHL microfilm no. ________).
23Memoir of Charles Wesley Flint by Revis Parsons Stouffer in the University of Toronto Monthly, vol. 22, no. 5 (Feb. 1922), p. 213. One of George Flint’s prohibition speeches is described in the Stouffville Tribune, 17 May 1889, p. 8, col. 2.
24Information from descendants, Ruth (Blaisdell) Simmons and Dr. Lois Henrietta Flint.
251920 U.S. Federal Census, California, Los Angeles Co., Los Angeles, enumeration district 162, microfilm reel T625_106, p. 2A.
26Information from Leslye Greaves. Information on other instances of this disease in the Flint family will be welcomed.
27As brought to the compiler’s attention by Sumner Simmons. (?)
28Years of birth and death from tombstone, cause from Ida Flint MS, rest from York County Surrogate Court probate records, Archives of Ontario, MS 583, vol. 27, fo. 131, item #12473.
29Information from Leslye (Platt) Greaves.
30Dates of birth and death from tombstone, cause of death from Ida Flint MS.
31Baptismal record. A letter dated 21 May 1959 from her brother, Charles W. Flint, to one of her daughters (from a copy kindly provided by Leslye Greaves), stating that Mary Edith Flint was born 27 March 1872 at Stouffville, would appear to be incorrect.
32Information from Leslye (Platt) Greaves and Ruth (Blaisdell) Simmons.
33York County Marriage Registrations, no. 014275.
34By which time her father was already looking after her daughter Eleanor.
36John B[reuls?] Ramer (1848/9-1908), a second cousin once removed of Eli Ramer mentioned elsewhere in this work, was a son of John Ramer (1810-1896), of lot 31, concession 8, Markham, just south of Ringwood, by his wife Elizabeth Sophia Breuls; see History of Toronto and [the] County of York (Toronto, 1885), 2:305, and Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage (hereafter PMH), vol. 5, no. 3 (1982), p. 13. This John Ramer was a son of Abraham and Fronica (Lehman) Ramer, and a grandson of Abraham Röhmer (1760-1846) and Magdalena Groff, who came to Mount Joy, Markham Tp., York Co., Ontario, from Mount Joy, Upper Mt. Bethel Tp., Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, in 1809; see History of Toronto and [the] County of York, loc. cit., the Wideman genealogy, p. 130, and Markham 1793-1900, ed. Isabel Champion (Markham Historical Society, 1979), p. 50. They and some of their descendants lie in the Ramer burial ground at Mount Joy.
    The Röhmers may have descended from Johann Nicklaus Röhmer, who came to Philadelphia from Rotterdam in 1732; see PMH, vol. 8, no. 3 (1985), p. 86. According to PMH, vol. 9, no. 3 (1986), p. 41, Magdalena Groff was a sister of Abraham Groff (1770-1836), a Mennonite bishop, on whom there is a memoir in L.J. Burkholder, A Brief History of the Mennonites in Ontario (1935), p. 290.
    Fronica Lehman’s parents, Abraham and Anna (Burkholder) Lehman, of Rapho Tp., Lancaster Co., Pa., were ancestors of David and Andrew Stouffer, and through the Lehmans Frederick Ramer was also related more distantly to Eli Ramer, Harold Lintner, and Mary Edith (Jones) Hockley, all appearing elsewhere in this work. Accounts of the Lehmans will be found in Markham 1793-1900, p. 49, and Thomas R. Lehman, A Tree in the Forest (Annville, Pa., 1985), pp. 1-3, the latter of which has an excellent bibliography.
    Elizabeth Bruels (1812-1898) was a daughter of Johann Abraham Bruels (1775-1854), a German emigré, and his English wife Hannah ____ (1787-1876), who came to Markham Tp. from London, England by 1834; see Canadian-German Folklore, 9 (1985), pp. 157-8. They were the grandparents of William Appleton Bruels, who appears in Chapter 8 of this work.
    The parentage of Christina Brillinger is unknown to us.
37Information from Leslye Greaves.
38However, we have not found an entry for them in the database Divorce in Canada, 1841-1968, at http://www.collectionscanada.ca/genealogy/008/022008-100.01-e.php.
391901 Census of Canada, Ontario, district no. 118 (Toronto West), subdistrict no. B-14 (City of Toronto, Ward no. 4), p. 10; his marital status is given as single, and his religion as Mennonite.
40Toronto birth registrations, 1893, no. 040907 (corrected from 040707). Family records (which to their credit do not try to disguise her illegitimacy) and the Social Security Death Index correctly give the year as 1893, but the 1901 census, while giving the correct month and day, erroneously states the year as 1892.
41York County birth registrations, 1894, no. 037249.
42Florence (Brownsberger) Yakely, “Ringwood,” in Canadian-German Folklore 9 (1985): 169, where however the year is given as 1914.
43The late Mr. Dawson Wagg, of Stouffville, was a nephew and namesake.
44Social Security Death Index.
45Toronto death registrations, 1920, no. 006056 (which however falsely gives her date of birth as 2 April 1873, and thus overstates her age at death).
46York Co. Marriages, no. 13706-94.
47George Wells Bartholomew, Record of the Bartholomew Family (Austin, Texas, 1885), p. 593; death record.
48Toronto death registrations, 1926, no. 007265.
49There is a good account of this family in George Wells Bartholomew, Record of the Bartholomew Family (Austin, Texas, 1885), pp. 587-93 passim, and a brief memoir in Markham 1793-1900, p. 61 (where the suggestion that it was of Huguenot origin is incorrect). John Barthlomew (1842-1927), a miller, of Stouffville and Ringwood, was a son of Philip Barthlomew (1806-1895), of Ringwood, by his wife Mary Boyer (1815-1862). Philip Bartholomew was a son of John Henry Bartholomew (1779-1814) and his wife Catherine Labar (1780-1864), who came to Markham Tp. from Upper Mt. Bethel Tp., Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, in 1801. His father was a son of Johann Heinrich Bartholomaeus (1750-1822), a German, of Upper Mt. Bethel Tp., by his wife Catherina Weidman.
    Catherine Weidman was a daughter of Jacob Heinrich Weidman (d. 1793), also of Upper Mt. Bethel Tp., who was an ancestor of the Stouffers appearing later in this work. A valuable by very incomplete account of these Weidmans is given in Norman E. Wideman and Enoch M. Wideman, The Wideman Family: A Genealogical Record, 1803-1955 (1956), pp. 242 ff., which work treats primarily of another, probably unrelated, family; the senior author, a descendant of the latter, also prepared in collaboration with Thorald Lehman, in 1960, a manuscript chart of this family, a copy of which was kindly communicated by Mrs. Jean Barkey. The best account is however that in Merritt A. Peterson, The Macklem Family in the United States and Canada, rev. ed. (Jeddo, Michigan, 1982), pp. 152-3.
    The parentage of Catherine Labar is unknown.
    Mary Boyer would seem to have been the daughter so-named of Benjamin Boyer (1786/7-1852), of Markham and Whitchurch townships, and his wife Elizabeth Modrey (1783-1868); and therefore a granddaughter of Joans Boyer and Elizabeth Schwartz, who came to Markham Tp. from Pennsylvania in 1811, and who were also ancestors of Eli Ramer, who appears later in this work; see William Wood, Past Years in Pickering (Toronto, 1911), pp. 224-25, and Lucille Dingwall, Ancestors and Descendants of Jonas Boyer and Elizabeth Swartz (London, Ontario, 1983).
    Elizabeth Jane Richards (1844-1914) was a daughter of James and Eliza (____) Richards, of Markham Tp.
50Census, and Ontario Gazetteer and Directory…, 1892-93 (Toronto: Might’s Directory Co.), p. 1091.
51Province of Ontario Gazetteer and Directory…, 1895 (same publisher as above), p. 726.
52Barkey, Stouffville 1877-1977, p. 13.
53York County birth registrations, no. 038678, gives her date of birth as 3 Aug. 1893.
54His life is very extensively documented, and it would be impossible to list all the material on him available in print. There are important memoirs in The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, vol. E (1938), Frederick Deland Leete, Methodist Bishops… (1948?), and the Encyclopedia of World Methodism (1974). Also useful are those in Religious Leaders of America, vol. 2 (1941); Who’s Who in Methodism (1952); World Biography, 5th ed. (1954); The Canadian Who’s Who, vol. 9 (1963); The International Who’s Who, 27th ed. (1964); Who’s Who in the Methodist Church (1966); and Who Was Who in America, vol. 6 (1978). Brief memoirs of him continue to appear in the latest editions of Webster’s Biographical Dictionary and of the Lincoln Library of the Social Sciences. Aside from these, several obituaries and short biographical notices have been drawn upon. The best published portraits of Flint for which the source has been identified are those in University of Toronto Monthly, vol. 12, no. 5 (Feb. 1922), p. 213; Cornell College Bulletin, vol. 23, no. 11 (15 May 1922), front cover; Toronto Telegram, 17 Nov. 1922, p. __; Educational Review (Garden City, N.Y.), vol. 66, no. 1 (June 1923), frontispiece; Toronto Mail, 16 May 1936, p. __; Toronto Star, 6 Feb. 1925, p. __; Cornell College May Music Festival Program Libretto, 1965, p. 31; and the Encyclopedia of World Methodism, p. 855.
551885 Iowa State Census, vol. 183, p. 90 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,021,466]; 1930 U.S. Federal Census, New York, Onondaga Co., Syracuse, enumeration district 103; roll T626_1629, p. 41A.
56“Clara Flint dead; wife of ex-Bishop,” Washington Post and Times Herald, 14 Feb. 1958, section B, p. 2.
57There are studies in print of both her mother’s and father’s families; namely a rare work on the Yetters by George D. Yetter published in the 1930s, and Paul Mills, Mills and Related Lines (Woodburn, Oregon, 1984). The Rev. D.M. Yetter (b. 1853, living 1900) was a son of Benjamin Franklin Yetter (1826-1891), of West Branch, Cedar Co., Iowa, by the latter’s wife Lucinda, daughter of Henry Iseman, of Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania. Mary Elma (“Mary Ellen”) Mills (1851-?), daughter of Isaac and Jane (Wilson) Mills, was, so far as is known, of pure Quaker descent, deriving mainly from seventeenth-century immigrants to New Jersey and Pennsylvania; and there are separate studies of almost all of these families. Much of the material is brought together in James E. Bellarts’ The Quaker Yeomen…, new ed. (1973), since revised as The Descent of Some of Our Quaker Ancestors… (1984) (not seen by us). Also much of the Mills ancestry is covered by the pedigree charts in Kay Weede’s Rees Jones or Rees John William of Merionethshire, Wales, and Merion, Pennsylvania… (Tucson, Arizona, 1986).
58It was the only high school in the county outside of Toronto; see Jean Barkey, Stouffville 1877-1977 (Stouffville Historical Committee, 1977), p. 163.
59Revis P. Stouffer, “Charles W. Flint Appointed Chancellor of Syracuse University,” University of Toronto Monthly, vol. 22, no. 5 (Feb. 1922), p. 213. R.P. Stouffer was a son of David Stouffer, treated later in this work.
60Acta Victoriana, vol. 24, no. 1 (October 1900), p. 41.
61Alumni Record of Drew Theological Seminary, 1867–1905 (Madison, N.J., 1906), 448.
62His dissertation was entitled Descartes’ proofs for the existence of God as compared with Anselm’s (see Columbia University Master’s Essays, 1891-1917, New York, 1917, p. 44).
63For a facsimile of the contract see A History of Scarborough, ed. Robert R. Bonis, 2nd ed. (Scarborough, Ontario: Scarborough Public Library, 1968), p. 138. There is a photograph of the school in the same volume, p. 137.
64Encylopedia of World Methodism.
65Donald G. Wright, “The Chapel and the University,” Syracuse University Magazine, vol. 22, no. 2 (2005): 34-37.
66National Cyclopaedia of American Biography.
67Charles Wesley and His Colleagues (Washington, D.C.: Public Affairs Press, 1957), 221 pp. It received unanymously favourable reviews, being praised by the Journal of Religion for its thoroughness and called by the London Quarterly Review “excellently written.”
68On the Trail of Truth (Nashville, Tenn.: Parthenon Press, 1959), 86 pp., is a collection of essays, including the one for which he won the Kazanjian Economics Foundation’s Methodist National Sermon Competition in 1953.
69All of the published sources incorrectly give the date of this last degree as 1924.
70See On the Old Victoria Strand: Victoria’s Hundred Years (Toronto, 1936), passim; and C.B. Sissons, A History of Victoria University (Toronto, 1952), p. 311.
71See Barkey, op. cit., pp. 129, 133.
72Her dissertation was entitled An Appraisal of Master’s Theses in Education as Research Studies, using a sampling of Master’s Theses in Education at Stanford University.
73“Dean of Women named at Glendale,” Los Angeles Times, 8 July 1938, section A, p. 6.
74“Honor for Dean Lois H. Flint of Glendale College,” Syracuse Herald-Journal, 25 March 1942, p. 13, cols. 7-8.
75Learning to Live: A Guidebook for Beginning College Students (New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1940, reprinted 1941), 473 pp. Flint’s contribution, entitled “Living with your present family,” appears in pp. 169-217. A brief item announcing its publication appeared in Cornell College Bulletin, 31 Dec. 1940, p. 4.
76See Who’s Who in Methodism (1952) and Who’s Who in the Methodist Church (1966).
77This date was supplied by Dr. Lois Henrietta Flint and reviewed by Joy Gaylord Schuyler herself, so we assume the Parsons genealogy, quoted below, is incorrect in giving the date as 31 Nov. 1911.
78Philip Davis Schuyler, of Geddes, Onandaga County, New York, was b. 21 Sept. 1869, and d. 14 Jan. 1936. Beulah Sarah Gaylord was b. 15 Jan. 1872 at Lima, New York, and d. in 1948. They are buried in Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Westvale, Onondaga County (see FindAGrave). They, with their daughters Louisa and Joy, are enumerated in the 1930 U.S. Census, New York, Onondaga Co., Geddes Tp., District 215, sheet 11B. See Henry Parsons, Parsons family: descendants of Cornet Joseph Parsons, Springfield, 1636 — Northampton, 1655, 2 vols. (New Haven, Connecticut, 1912-1920), 2:362.
    The mother of Beulah Sarah Gaylord was Louisa Otiska Crandall, daughter of Amos Crandall (IV), of Lima, N.Y.; see John Cortland Crandall, Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island and his descendants (New Woodstock, New York, 1949), 474.
79His dissertation was entitled Comparison of the Intellectual, Social and Activity Interests of gifted, normal, and inferior children.
80In addition to the Who’s Who publications cited above, see “Accepts Methodist Call to Morristown Church,” New York Times 21 Nov. 1941, p. 19, col. 7; “Former Suffolk Pastor accepts Morristown call,” Brooklyn daiy Eagle, 21 Nov. 1941, p. 3, col. 5; “Rev. G.Y. Flint in New Post,” New York Times 29 April 1946, p. 23, col. 8; “Pastor is appointed,” New York Times 8 Jan. 1949, p. 16; “Dr. clemens to Baltimore, Dr. Flint to Tabernacle,” Binghamton Press, 10 May 1961, pp. 39, 41.
81All Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001, online database at Ancestry.com.
82“Flint-Tarbell vows recited,” Binghamton Press, 29 March 1964, section B, p. 2.

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