Almy Descendant No. 1233-3252-5

350. SAMUEL MERRILLS9 ALMY (Samuel Willett8, Robert Kirby7, John6, Samuel5, Job4, William3, Christopher2, William1) b. 22 Dec 1859; d. 14 Dec 1937.

He m.(1) ELLEN HOWE; m.(2) FLORENCE SHAFFER, b. NY, Mar 1867; d. 1944.

Child by first marriage:

iOAK HOWE10, b. 4 Jul 1888; d. Long Beach, CA, 26 Nov 1962; m. NETTIE PERKINS, d. Long Beach, 1956. They had no children.

Child by second marriage:

iiIRIS ELIZABETH, b. Avoca, NY, 17 Jan 1903; d. Portland, ME, 25 Jun 1994. She did not marry.

The Samuel Merrills Almy family is in the 1900 Federal census in Avoca, Steuben County, NY, as follows. Samuel Almy 40, b. NY, Nov 1859; Florence 33, wife, b. NY, Mar 1867; and Oak 11, son, b. NY, Jul 1888.

Iris Elizabeth Almy graduated from the University of Rochester (N.Y.) and was a teacher for a year before obtaining a degree in library science from Columbia University. She then worked five years as a cataloger for a publisher in New York City before moving to Maine. For many summers, Iris taught a course in library cataloging at the University of Maine, Orono. She also was in demand as a book reviewer for local organizations. During her retirement, she was a cataloger for the Maine Library for the Blind, under a grant from the Maine State Library Association. She continued that work long after the grant money had run out.