342. WILLEY HENRY9 ALMY (Philip Greene8, Job7, Thomas6, Samuel5, Job4, William3, Christopher2, William1) b. Rochester, NY, 15 May 1858.
He m. JESSIE LOUISE START, b. NY, Jul 1866; dau of Hartwell and Ellen Augusta (Moon) Start of Rochester, NY. Ellen Moon was the dau of George W. Moon.
Children, Rochester, NY:
|486||i||CHARLES OSBURN10, b. 4 Mar 1888; m. NORA MONKS.|
|ii||HERBERT EUGENE, b. 3 May 1890; d. FL, Feb 1956; m. HAZEL JOSEPHSON. They had no children. Herbert's SS No. is 073-05-4264.|
|iii||PHILIP GIRARD, b. 29 May 1892; d. Rochester, NY, 29 May 1979; m. MARCELLA LUDWIG. They had no children. Philip's SS No. is 073-05-7899.|
|iv||HARTWELL START, b. 11 Aug 1895; d. NY, Feb 1966; m. FLORENCE DALRYMPLE. They had no children. Hartwell's SS No. is 073-05-4263.|
Willey Henry Almy was born in Rochester at the homestead of Nehemiah Osburn, his maternal grandfather, who resided there for over a half century. Nehemiah's daughter, Mary Elizabeth Osburn, became the wife of Phillip Greene Almy and the mother of Willey Henry Almy. Willey acquired his education in the public schools, after which he was employed as bookkeeper in the office of a shoe manufacturer for seven years. He then became secretary and treasurer of the Rochester Hosiery Company, in which he was financially interested until 1893, at which time he assumed the management of the Osburn and Filon estates, being known in business circles of the city as managing real-estate agent.
Willey's son Philip died on his 87th birthday. He was injured in a fall when a strange dog startled him as he was walking down the back steps of his home. He suffered a fractured shoulder and hip, hospitalizing him until his death. Philip attended schools in Rochester and graduated from Rochester Business Institute in 1910. A veteran of World War I, Philip was stationed in Virginia and served with the Coast Artillery.
Willey's four sons operated the Almy Brothers service station in Rochester from about 1911 until 1948
The Willey Henry Almy family is in the 1900 Federal census in Rochester, Monroe County, NY, as follows. (all born NY) Willey H. Almy 42, b. May 1858; Jessie 33, wife, b. Jul 1866; Charles O. 12, son, b. Mar 1888; Herbert E. 10, son, b. May 1890; Philip G. 8, son, b. May 1892; and Hartwell S. 4, son, b. Aug 1895.
REFERENCES: FAMILY RECORDS; HISTORIC FAM p. 42; LAWTON pp. 85-86.