Almy Descendant No. 1233-3111-222

636. LYONEL KING11 ALMY (Frank S.10, Samuel S.9, Ira8, Samuel7, Thomas6, Samuel5, Job4, William3, Christopher2, William1) b. Trumansburg, NY, 17 Jun 1893; d. Sarasota, FL, 17 Jul 1981.

He m. Stamford, CT, 2 Sep 1927, EDNA HAZEL GOULDEN, b. Waterbury, CT, 31 Mar 1904; d. Devon, PA, 30 Dec 1991; dau of Lewis and Hattie (Bennett) Goulden.

Children, born Stamford:

iBARBARA12, b. 28 Jul 1930; m. Darien, CT, 6 Sep 1952, HENRY WESLEY BIRD, Jr., b. Philadelphia, PA, 25 Mar 1927, d. 9 Jan 1998; son of Henry Wesley and Evelyn Grace (Reardon) Bird. Children, b. Bryn Mawr, PA: 1. Christopher Ross Bird, b. 22 Jul 1954; m. Alberta Vincenza Gillette, b. Norristown, PA, 12 Feb 1957; dau of Alfonso Ernest and Mary Antoinette (D'Ambrosia) Gilette. Their children: (1) Brandy Marie Bird, b. Sault Ste. Marie, MI, 11 Mar 1976, (2) Amy Lynn Bird, b. Rimmi, Italy, 4 Jul 1977, (3) Michela Ann Bird, b. Chestnut Hill, PA, 5 May 1979. 2. Philip Henry Bird, b. 7 Jul 1957. 3. Douglas Michael Bird, b. 28 Aug 1958; m. Teresa Dolores Allessandrini, b. Norristown, PA, 20 Aug 1961; dau of Camillio Ralph and Teresa Dolores (D'Ambrosia) Allessandrini. Their children: (1) Jason Douglas Bird, b. 28 May 1983, and (2) Amber-Nicole Bird, b. 24 Nov 1984. 4. Evelyn Louise Bird, b. 14 Aug 1969; m. Dean Wright; child, b. 6 Feb 2000, Erika Wright.
iiDEBORAH, b. 13 Feb 1936; m. Darien, CT, 12 Sep 1959, ANDREW HORACE CHUDY, b. Hancock, NY, 8 Sep 1934; son of Andrew and Blanche (Benton) Chudy. Children: 1. Jennifer Lynn Chudy, b. Stamford, 25 Apr 1961; m. Darien, CT, 25 May 1985, Samuel Richard Simon, b. Jackson, TN, 27 Oct 1963; son of Samuel Spencer and Martha Sue (Estes) Simon. 2. Emily Deborah Chudy, b. Ridgewood, NJ, 20 Nov 1964; m. Darien, CT, 22 Sep 1985, Francis Benjamin Shute, b. Stamford, CT, 17 Oct 1948; son of William Benjamin and Edna Doretta (Goth) Shute. Child: Matthew Francis Shute, b. 17 Apr 1990.

Lyonel's grand-daughter, Jennifer (Chudy) Simon, furnished the following information about him. "Lyonel graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Forestry (which he never used). He was a salesman all of his life, except during World War II when he worked at Norma Hoffman. a ball bearing plant (which he hated). While serving with the Army Corps of Engineers in WWI, he was wounded and received a purple heart. After the war he went back to sales. He sold everything from Schick Shavers to promotional materials for banks; he never sold door to door. Lyonel was a quiet man who liked swimming and cards and little kids, but he loved golf. He was bald since the age of 20 and besides the nickname of "Pete" he had also been called "Pops". He was sometimes mistaken for Dwight D. Eisenhower. He retired to Florida in 1966." Lyonel Almy's S.S. Number is 043-03-6870.

Jennifer wrote about her grand-mother Edna as follows. "Edna didn't go to college, although she was a brilliant, daring woman. She was a flapper, and smoked and wore pants in the days when this was unthinkable for a woman. She attended secretarial school (when Lyonel became ill) in order to gain skills to support the family." Later she worked for a bank, working her way up from secretary to Assistant Cashier, which was an officer position.