365. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN9 ALMY (Benjamin Rathbone8, William7, Tillinghast6, Job5-4, William3, Christopher2, William1),b. Tiverton, RI, 10 Jun 1834; d. Johnston, RI, 11 Jul 1911, buried Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, RI.
He m. New Bedford, MA, 3 Sep 1856, ELLEN M. BAYLESS, b. Taunton, MA, 12 Mar 1834; d. Simmonsville, RI, 23 Sep 1914; dau of John and Mary (Shaw) Bayless.
Children, born Providence:
|i||(Son)10, b. 26 May 1863; d. 26 May 1863.|
|511||ii||HOWARD OKIE, b. 5 Oct 1864; d. Daytona Beach, FL, 26 Dec 1941; m. Boston, MA, 14 Jun 1900, DOROTHY MARCH CUTTS, b. Portsmouth, RI, 8 Feb 1873; d. Daytona Beach, 13 Feb 1945.|
|iii||(Daughter), b. 17 Dec 1867; d. 17 Dec 1867.|
|512||iv||BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, b. 18 Aug 1873; d. Front Royal, VA, 11 Dec 1957; m. Boston, 15 May 1901, MARY EMILY CUTTS, b. Portsmouth, RI, 10 Dec 1875; d. Cumberland, RI, 10 Apr 1943.|
Early in his business career, Benjamin Franklin Almy was a dealer in wool waste in Providence. Following the death of his brother William, he took over the cotton mills in Simmonsville (Johnston). Here he continued through the Civil War period. His brother William also owned a large tract of land in Simmonsville which he had purchased from General Bliss. William had no children and his property became that of Benjamin F., who continued the manufacture of cotton waste at the Johnston Mills and resided there at the home place until his death in 1911.
The Benjamin Franklin Almy family was in the 1900 Federal census in Johnston, Providence County, RI, as follows. Benjamin F. Almy 64, b. MA, Apr 1826; Ellen M. 66, wife, b. MA, Oct 1833; Howard 35, son, b. RI, Oct 1864; and Benjamin 26, son, b. RI, Aug 1873.
REFERENCES: DURFEE GEN p. 150; FAMILY RECORDS; FEDERAL CENSUS; LAWTON p. 86; PROV VR.