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:
|i||OAK 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:
|ii||IRIS 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.
REFERENCES: FAMILY RECORDS; FEDERAL CENSUS.