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Sydnor Morel Almy Dever (1407-1712-61)

Sydnor Morel Almy Dever, 74, of Cotuit, Massachusetts, passed away on 28 April 2004. She was the wife of Richard Dever, who died in 1982. She was previously the wife of the late Richard Corneille.

Born, raised and educated in Englewood, New Jersey, she attended Dwight School for Girls in Englewood and the Forman School in Litchfield, Connecticut. She graduated from Bormore Junior College in New York City.

Sydnor summered in Cotuit, and then moved to the family home in Cotuit in 1973 with her second husband. She was a member of the CMYC and loved sailing, swimming and her dogs.

(Obituary sent to me my her loving friend Aimee Silberman of Marstons Mills, MA)

Rogers Hull Almy, DMD (1407-1426-11)

Rogers Hull Almy, DMD, 75, of Tiverton, Rhode Island, a retired dentist passed away on October 39, 2003 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Kate (Dinkle) Almy. Born in Providence, RI, on 12 June 1928, he was the son of the late John H. Almy, DMD and Minona Rogers. Dr. Rogers Almy was the grandson of the late Valentine Almy, who was in the late 1800's the Superintendent of Schools in Cranston and then became Assistant Commissioner of the State of Rhode Island, an educational reformist in his day.

Rogers Almy resided in his youth between Cranston and Little Compton. He was a graduate of the class of 1948 from the University of Rhode Island, and received his DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He then served in the U.S. Army as First Lieutenant at Walter Reed Hospital performing reconstructive oral surgery for the returning U.S. soldiers of the Korean War.

Dr. Rogers Almy then returned to his beloved Rhode Island and started his private dental practice in Tiverton, RI in 1955. With his strong beliefs in dental hygiene for everyone led him to the position of School Dentist for the towns of Tiverton and Little Compton for many years. He served on the Little Compton School Committee. In 1966 serving as Chairman of the School Committee, he made far-reaching issues realistic for the schools, families and the community.

Dr. Almy's life long love of horses was also shared with his wife Kate. Jointly they pursued showing their award winning Hanoverian mares. He was active with the Aquidneck Island Horsemen's Association, North Atlantic Hanoverian Breeders Club, and the Americn Hanoverian Society.

Dr. Almy also had a passion for history, including his Almy family history. A few months before his passing, Rogers and his wife accompanied his niece Patricia Almy to the Newport Historical Society to view the Almy letters that were donated to the Society.

In 2002 Dr. Almy had started the deconstruction of the Almy farmhouse (circa 1758) in Little Compton, using the expertise of Arkins Construction. The deconstruction involved saving every beam and floorboard, all of the mantles and paneling, doors, and the center chimney (with beehive oven) was left standing with the original staircase strapped to the chimney. The window casings and moldings, have either been reused, or copied. The original stone foundation was repointed. From that point on the new house is built using a majority of the old materials.

Besides his wife, his brother Richard Charles Almy of Little Compton, his sister Ruth Almy Brower of Tiverton, and several nieces and nephews survive him.

Burial was at the Almy family cemetery on Windmill Hill.

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