Almy Descendant No. 1407-1632

282. FREDERICK W. C.8 ALMY (Oliver Humphrey7-6, Sanford5, John4, Job3-2, William1),b. Little Compton, RI, 22 Jan 1872; d. Little Compton, 22 Oct 1944.

He m. 13 Jun 1899, LOUISA BALCOM ALMY, (Almy Descendant No. 1235-5773-3) b. Tiverton, RI, 13 Jun 1878, dau of Horace L. and Mina (Dodge) Almy.

Children, born Little Compton:

iDOROTHY WINTHROP9, b. 21 May 1900; d. Little Compton, 18 Aug 1919.
iiMARJORIE HOWLAND, b. 23 May 1903; d. Providence, RI, 10 Mar 1995; m. Providence, 10 Oct 1925, WILLIAM THOMAS BRIGHTMAN, b. Taunton, MA, 5 May 1900; d. Providence, RI, 25 Feb 1994; son of William Thomas and Jennie (Blake) Brightman. Children (Brightman), b. Providence: 1. Barbara, b. 7 Sep 1926. 2. William Thomas III, b. 13 Feb 1934. Mr. Brightman was a veteran of World War I. He was a graduate of Brown University, where he received an engineering degree in 1921. He maintained an interest in his alma mater throughout his life. He served as president of his alumni class for more than 35 years, and in 1971, he dressed up in tuxedo and tails and a tall silk hat to serve as the grand marshal of the university's traditional commencement parade.
iiiHELEN MURIAL, b. 7 Nov 1904; d. Northboro, MA, 2 Jun 1971; m. Providence, 2 Sep 1936, ROBERT MILLER SCOTT, b. Strong, ME, Mar 1904. Children (Scott): 1. Robert Miller, Jr., b. Feb 1939. 2. Judith, b. Feb 1941.

Frederick W. C. Almy grew up on a farm and as a young boy he had acquired a practical knowledge of what the future held in store. From experience he knew that to keep his head above water in farming he would be compelled to toil continually from early morning until late at night with no hope of reward for his extra work. He was prepared to go to one of the thickly settled centers of population where there were clerkship positions available in stores and places for men with mechanical ability in the large workshops and scores of other opportunities for the ambitious young man to earn more hard cash in a single month than the average farmer handles in an entire year.

Frederick was prepared to leave for the city but a friend suggested that he try poultry as a way out. Frederick decided to give this suggestion an honest trial. He remained on the farm and became the acknowledged Rhode Island champion of Rhode Island Reds and his name was known to every large poultry fancier from Maine to California.

The Frederick W. C. Almy family in the 1900 Federal census of Little Compton, RI, was living with his parents in their homestead and his family consisted of Frederick W. 28; Louisa B. 21; and Dorothy W. 1/12, b. May 1900.