Special Picture # 283 – 2000 New York Census

Alfred Beck Guion, Grandpa’s father, passed away on March 2, 1899. A little over a year later, his wife Ella had sold the fancy Lincoln Avenue house and bought a much smaller place on Dell Avenue. Two of her sisters had moved in to help. This was quite a drastic change for Alfred, (Grandpa) only 15 years old. 

The 2000 New York Census – this page was completed on June 6, 2000.

 

This particular section shows Guion, Ella, 69 years old,  head of household, Alfred D, son, 15 years old, student, Elsie M, daughter, 12 years old, student,  Duryee, Lillian, sister, 40 years old, Lizzie, (also known as Aunt Betty) sister, 36 years old.

 

fr: Ella Duryee Guion, Elsie Guion; back: Alfred Duryee Guion, AuntLillian and Aunt Lizzie, also known as Aunt Betty, who came to Trumbull to help with the children after Arla passed away in 1933.

 

 

Advertisements

Special Picture # 281 – 1880 Census – Alfred Beck Guion

 

This is a listing of the household of Mary L Guion, the Aunt of my Great-grandfather, who lived at 682 Lafayette St in New York in 1880. 

This is a listing of what was included in the original Census document, found on Ancestry.com.

It shows that my great-grandfather, Alfred Beck Guion, born in New Orleans, was 25 and listed his occupation as a stockbroker. Hr married Ella Duryee, from a prominent New York family, (date unknown, but their first child, Alfred Duryee Guion, (Grandpa) was born in September of 1884). He passed away in 1899 of a heart attack, which precipitated their move from the elegant house on Lincoln Avenue to a much more modest home on Dell Avenue.

NOTE: His father was born in Rye, New York but his mother was born in Havana, Cuba in 1819.

Special Picture # 270 – Book of Common Prayer – 1877

 

 

This Book of Common Prayer, used in the Protestant Episcopal Church, was given to Grandpa’s Mother, Ella Duryee, at Christmas when she was twenty-seven, four years before she married Alfred Beck Guion, my great-grandfather. 

 

The Book of COMMON PRAYER and administration of THE SACRAMENTS, and other RITES AND CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH, according to the use of the PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH in the UNITES STATES OF AMERICA, together with the PSALTERS, OR PSALMS OF DAVID

Tomorrow, I’ll begin posting a week of letters written in 1942. Dan has already been drafted and the other 3 older boys are all concerned about their own status in the draft. Grandpa and Dave are the only two Guions left in Trumbull.

Judy Guion

Special Picture # 268 – The Guion Place, Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY

 

This is an artist’s rendition of the Guion House in New Rochelle, New York. built and occupied by Louis Guion, Huguenot, in 1696.(Photo from The Descendants of Louis Guion, Huguenot,  A Guion Family History, compiled by J. Marshall Guion, IV, Edited by Violet H. Guion, Olean, New York, 14760, published in 1976. 

 

Special Picture # 262 – Elizabeth Beck (Guion) Randol – My Great-Great-Aunt

 

This is a picture of Elizabeth Beck (Guion) Randol, sister to my great-grandfather, Alfred Beck Guion, father of Alfred Duryee Guion, or Grandpa. Elizabeth and Alfred were the most prolific of  the 11 children of The Rev. Elijah Guion and Clara Maria de los Delores Marina de Beck Guion. Each has at least 150 descendants.

Special Pictures # 244 – P.B. Peabody Christmas card – 1928

For the next few weekends, I’ll be posting Special Pictures. These are photos that do not pertain directly to the letters I’m posting but are unique and interesting so I want to share them. Enjoy.

This home-made Christmas card comes from P.B. (Putnam Burton) Peabody, Arla Mary (Peabody) Guion’s Uncle.

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow I’ll begin posting letters written in 1945.Both Lad and Dick are home, Dan is in France – still in the Army – hoping to get out on points soon and waiting until Paulette and their unborn child can travel to Trumbull. Ced is in Alaska and Dave is in Manila, Philippines.

Judy Guion