522. ARTHUR COMSTOCK10 ALMY (William Comstock9, Samuel8-7, William6, Peleg5, Samuel4, William3, Christopher2, William1),b. Providence, RI, 26 Apr 1870; d. Providence, 2 Feb 1923.
He m. Providence, 5 Jun 1895, FRANCES DARLING CARPENTER, b. Pawtucket, RI, 11 Aug 1874; d. Pawtucket, 25 Jan 1900.
|i||MADELEINE11, b. Providence, 21 Jul 1896; d. Newton, MA, 26 Sep 1981; m. Millbrook, NY, 17 Aug 1917, PHILIP R. MATHER, b. Cleveland, OH, 19 May 1894; d. Boston, MA, 19 Sep 1973. Children: 1. Constance Mather, b. Boston, 21 Jul 1918; m. Orleans, MA, 6 Sep 1947, John Lemar Price, Jr. 2. Anne Mather, b. Boston, 1 May 1920; m.(1) Frank C. Montero; m.(2) Lawrence M. Orton. 3. Madeleine Mather, b. Boston, 7 Jun 1921; m. 7 Jun 1947, David Leonard Anderson, b. Portland, OR, 19 Dec 1919; d.Oberlin, OH, 8 Mar 1996. 4. Phyllis Mather, b. Cleveland, 27 Mar 1923; m. Hollywood, FL, 21 Oct 1945, Thornton Stearns, b. Barrington, RI, 3 Jan 1922; d. Winchester, MA, 8 Dec 1998.|
Arthur Comstock Almy is found in the 1900 Federal census living with his parents and daughter in Providence, RI. The census shows: Arthur C. Almy 29, b. RI, Apr 1871; and Madeleine 3, dau, b. Jul 1896.
Frances D. Carpenter is a descendant of 3 who came to America in 1620 on the Mayflower: Isaac Allerton, John Howland, and James Chilton.
Granddaughter Constance Mather Price was involved in civic, sports and theater activities throughout her life. As a young woman, she was a model and worked for the American Red Cross Motor Corps in the Boston area. She drove an ambulance during the Cocoanut Grove night club fire in Boston that killed 491 people in 1942.
Constance was an apprentice at Richard Aldrich's Cape Playhouse in Massachusetts, where she worked with such stars as Gertrude Lawrence and Tallulah Bankhead. In 1954 she participated in the planning and development of Musicarnival, a tent theater in Warrensville Heights, Ohio and its winter counterpart in Palm Beach, Florida. She raced her own sailboat, was a member of the Cleveland Ski Club and was a champion horsewoman with the Chagrin Valley Hunt.
Constance spent part of her childhood in Cleveland, Ohio where her father was on the board of Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company. During World War II she served with the Red Cross Clubmobile and the USO in England, France and Germany.
REFERENCES: FAMILY RECORDS; LAWTON p.96.