Almy Descendant No. 1408-3392

308. JAMES FERGUS8 ALMY (Samuel Holder7, Christopher6, Holder5, Job4-3-2, William1),b. South Adams, MA, 24 Jul 1833; d. Salem, MA, 14 Apr 1899.

He m. Brighton, MA, LURANA NEWCOMB BIGELOW, b. Conway, MA, 7 Sep 1827; d. Salem, MA, 4 Apr 1880; dau of John B. Bigelow.


iHELEN9, b. Salem, 4 Oct 1858; m. Berlin, Germany, 19 Jul 1886, FRANK R. BUTLER, d. Danvers, MA, 18 Apr 1905. Children: 1. Fergus Almy Butler, b. Strassburg, Germany, 14 Nov 1887, m. Danvers, 1913, Gladys W. Crowley. 2. Warren Hathaway Butler, b. Baltimore, MD, 8 Jun 1889, m. Danvers, 15 Sep 1914, Helen A. Glover. 3. Katherine Eliza Butler, b. Baltimore, 2 Oct 1890, m. Castine, ME, 3 Sep 1932, Daniel Rugg Hathaway. 4. Lurana Newcomb Butler, b. Baltimore, 16 Apr 1894, m. Marblehead, MA, 3 Sep 1921, Daniel Napoleon Crowley, Jr.

James Fergus Almy was the founder of Almy, Bigelow, and Washburn, dry goods store in Salem, MA. "Three years before the first shot was fired at Fort Sumter, in 1858, James Fergus Almy, a Salem, Massachusetts businessman started a new store. The same business grew to thirteen Almys' stores, part of a 30 department store group."

The James F. Almy household in the 1860 Federal census of Salem, Massachusetts (4th ward) consisted of James F. 38; Lavinia (?) 36; and Helen 1.