Almy Descendant No. 1233-4671-12

505. ROBERT LEROY10 ALMY (Claude Eugene9, Henry8, Robert7, Benjamin6, Joseph5, Job4, William3, Christopher2, William1),b. Auburn, NY, 11 Aug 1907.

He m. Lincoln, MA, ......, HELEN GEORGIA BISSELL, b. Buffalo, NY, 15 Apr 1912; d. Hartsdale, NY, 21 May 1994; dau of Raymond and Helen (Warren) Bissell.


iELIZABETH BISSELL11, b. Buffalo, NY, 29 Sep 1946; m. Scarsdale, NY, 1 Nov 1975, MICHAEL T. CALLAGHAN, b. New York, NY, 20 Mar 1945; son of John Francis and Helen Theresa (Sullivan) Callaghan. Children, born New York City: 1. Joshua Almy Callaghan, b. 26 Feb 1977. 2. Robert John Callaghan, b. 2 Oct 1979.

Helen Bissell is a descendant of Richard Warren of the Mayflower. She was the beloved librarian in charge of the Crestwood Library in Yonkers during the 1960s and 1970s. Helen remembered that her father wondered if she would have a tempestuous life, as she was born on the date the Titanic sank after crashing into an iceberg. She lived in Paris for a time as a youngster, and was a lifelong Francophile. Helen was a graduate of Smith College, and the Columbia University School of Library Service. She began her career at the Crestwood Library as a children's librarian in 1964, and she knew the names and preferences of every child she helped. Helen particularly enjoyed her story hours and the popular summer reading programs. Later, she enriched the adult book collections through her expert knowledge of music, art, travel and poetry. She admired her former Smith College classmate, Julia Child, and never found a chocolate recipe that she didn't like.