Gazlay Family History
 

Family HistoryFamily History - Maude Gertrude Bush

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Key:1.“+” preceding a child’s name indicates the child has their own paragraph in the next generation.
 2.“born xxxx” indicates the child is under 18 years of age and the birth date is known but withheld.
This family history features Maude Gertrude Bush and 17 of her descendants down to the fourth generation.


First Generation
1. Maude Gertrude Bush,1 born 26 October 1893 in New York, the daughter of William W. Bush and Effie Wood Latimer;1, 2, 3 died 19 June 1983 in Kerhonkson, New York.1, 4 Maude married, 30 November 1915 in Accord, New York, Leo Cornwall Gazlay8, 9 (born 7 October 1892 in Cornwall, Dutchess County, New York, the son of Henry Willis Gazlay and Alice Carrie Johnston;5, 6, 7, 8 Leo died 18 May 1956 in Kerhonkson, New York8). Maude and Leo are buried in Pine Bush Cemetery, Kerhonkson, Ulster County, New York., 8

Maude was born in the Bevier house, Marbletown, Stone Ridge (now the Historical Society) while her father William worked that farm. In 1901, her parents William and Effie lived at the Shallbark farm (as it is now known) across from the Dutch Reformed Church in Accord. Maude saw the first train in the valley go down the valley from that farm, only a few years after the canal closed in 1898, and she saw the last train go down the tracks from the Brick House, Kerhonkson, where she later lived. William was living in the house in Accord when Maude got married in 1915 (she was married in the Methodist Church, Accord). He built a house in Maybrook, N.Y. (near Goshen and Middletown) while he worked on the railroad as a carpenter. William and Effie also lived in the house now occupied by Dr. Dobushak, across from the Rainbow Diner in Kerhonkson. Maude remembered how she and her cousin Sarah [Sarah Geary Christian] would get in a barrel together and roll down the hill behind this house, their heads knocking together the whole way. Another time, Maude and Sarah were playing in a hay cart and managed to tip it over, for which they were quite afraid of Maude’s brothers who would have to reload the hay wagon. Maude was the executrix of her mother’s estate, and she periodically had to track down her brother John who was an inheritor, as was Stanley Bush (Maude’s nephew through her brother Harry), whom Maude also tracked down (in Panama) when he reached age 21.10

Leo and his wife Maude moved to Montclair, New Jersey, in 1918, where Leo was employed as personal chauffeur for Edwin Merton McBrier in Montclair. Leo was a long time member of South Presbyterian Church of Montclair, and later Grace Presbyterian Church.8


+2i. Esther May Gazlay, born 13 May 1917 in New Jersey; died 23 January 1994 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York. Married Stanley Lewis Lawrence.
+3ii. Robert Bush Gazlay, born 14 April 1922 in Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey; died 13 September 2006 in Toms River, New Jersey. Married Doris Margaret McGregor.
 4iii. Percival Willis ‘Percy’ Gazlay II, born 8 March 1924;11 died 26 February 2001 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York.11 Percy is buried in Pine Bush Cemetery, Kerhonkson, Ulster County, New York.

  1. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Maude Gazlay, no. 148-12-9811
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, New York, Ulster County, Town of Rochester, Enumeration District 124, Sheet 16
  3. New York State Census, 1905, Ulster County, Town of Rochester, 2nd Election District, Page 13, family of William W. Bush (44, farmer); wife Effie Bush (44); son Grant Bush (15); daughter Maud Bush (11).
  4. Journal/date book of Maude (Bush) Gazlay (1893 - 1983). Transcription in possession of Lee Gazlay.
  5. Draft Registration Card, World War I, Leo C. Gazlay, Card Number 31.
  6. Draft Registration Card, World War II, Leo C. Gazlay, Serial Number U2038.
  7. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, New York, Cortland County, Enumeration District 90, Sheet 5
  8. Obituary, Kingston Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York; Access Newspaper Archive (website), Leo Cornwall Gazlay, 18 May 1956.
  9. Marriage Announcement, Kingston Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York, 1 January 1916; Access Newspaper Archives (website). List of marriages both in Kingston city and outside, in 1915.
  10. Record of conversations with Maude (Bush) Gazlay during multiple visits 1968-1983; notes in possession of Lee Gazlay.
  11. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Percy W. Gazlay II, no. 120-22-8559
Second Generation
2. Esther May Gazlay2 (Maude1), born 13 May 1917 in New Jersey;1, 2 died 23 January 1994 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York.1 Esther married, 10 July 1943 in Kerhonkson, New York, Stanley Lewis Lawrence3 (born 27 May 1908 in Remsen, New York, the son of Lewis Minor Lawrence and Ruby May Stader;3, 4 Stanley died 24 March 1975 in Kerhonkson, New York3, 4). Esther and Stanley are buried in Pine Bush Cemetery, Kerhonkson, Ulster County, New York.5

+5i. Susan Lynn Lawrence, born 24 October 1954 in Accord, New York. Married William Frank ‘Billy’ Pitcock.

3. Robert Bush Gazlay2 (Maude1), born 14 April 1922 in Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey;6 died 13 September 2006 in Toms River, New Jersey.6 Robert married, 6 April 1946 in Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, Doris Margaret McGregor (born 21 May 1922 in Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, the daughter of William Passmore McGregor and Josephine Caroline Voelker;7 Doris died 15 May 2012 in Manahawkin, Ocean County, New Jersey). Robert and Doris are buried in Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, Burlington County, New Jersey.

Doris attended Drake secretarial school.


 6i. Edward S. Gazlay, born 22 May 1947 in Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey; died 22 May 1947 in Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey.8
+7ii. Doris Jo ‘Jodee’ Gazlay, born 30 July 1948 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey; died 7 July 2015 in Manahawkin, Ocean County, New Jersey. Married (1) George William ‘Bill’ Medley (born Gottschling) Married (2) Brian Joseph McWalters.
 8iii. Birrell Lee Gazlay, born 2 May 1951 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey;9 died 7 May 1951.
+9iv. Robert Lee Gazlay, born 21 May 1952 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey. Married (1) Charlotte Anne (née Constant) Henderson Married (2) Peggy Jean (née Krupowski) Palmisano.
+10v. Kent William Gazlay, born 15 February 1959 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey. Married (1) Adelle Ruth Stagg Married (2) Rosemary ‘Rose’ Pagliaroni Married (3) Nancy Dale Elliott.

  1. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Esther M. Lawrence, no. 058-03-8318
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1940, New York, Ulster County, Wawarsing, Enumeration District 56-90, Sheet No. 8A, family of Kelly Christian (50, New York, prison guard); wife Sara Christian (47, New York); son Ralph Christian (15, New York); border Esther Gazlay (22, New Jersey, secretary, lumber yard).
  3. Journal/date book of Maude (Bush) Gazlay (1893 - 1983). Transcription in possession of Lee Gazlay.
  4. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Stanley Lawrence, no. 101-32-8064
  5. Find a Grave (website).
  6. Obituary, Asbury Park Press, New Jersey, Robert B. Gazlay, 15 September 2006.
  7. Birth Certificate, New Jersey, Doris Margaret McGregor. Copy in possession of Robert Lee Gazlay
  8. Cemetery Record, No. 36668, Rosedale Cemetery, New Jersey, Edward S. Gazlay (infant), interred on 24 May 1947 in Single Section 8-5-19
  9. Birth Certificate, New Jersey, Birrell Lee Gazlay. Copy in possession of Robert Lee Gazlay.
Third and Fourth Generations
5. Susan Lynn Lawrence3 (Esther,2 Maude1), born 24 October 1954 in Accord, New York.1 Susan married, 17 January 1993 in Broward County, Florida, William Frank ‘Billy’ Pitcock2 (born 29 June 1946, parents not determined1). Their marriage ended in divorce 16 January 1994 in Broward County, Florida.3

7. Doris Jo ‘Jodee’ Gazlay3 (Robert,2 Maude1), born 30 July 1948 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey; died 7 July 2015 in Manahawkin, Ocean County, New Jersey.4 Jodee married, first, 16 August 1969, George William ‘Bill’ Medley (born Gottschling) (born 3 May 1948 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, the son of George Gottschling and Harriet Jane Truland). Their marriage ended in divorce. Jodee married, second, 15 February 1975, Brian Joseph McWalters (born 13 June 1952, parents not determined). Their marriage ended in divorce.

+11i. Timothy Craig Medley, born 24 November 1972 in Orange, Essex County, New Jersey. Married Jori Dionne Pearson.
 12i. Michael James McWalters, born 30 June 1975; died 4 February 2006.
+13ii. Jason Edward McWalters, born 25 April 1978. Married Renee A. Furrer.

9. Robert Lee Gazlay3 (Robert,2 Maude1), born 21 May 1952 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey.5 Robert married, first, 8 July 1978 in Accord, New York, Charlotte Anne (née Constant) Henderson6 (born 1 December 1952 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York, the daughter of LeRoy Andrew Constant and Sarah Elizabeth ‘Alberta’ Fleming). Their marriage ended in divorce 21 May 2002.6 Robert married, second, 23 November 2002 in Middleburg, Virginia, Peggy Jean (née Krupowski) Palmisano (born 18 April 1952 in New London, New London County, Connecticut, the daughter of Alexander Anthony Krupowski and Jean Victoria Tefft).

+14i. Benjamin Constant Gazlay, born 25 May 1984 in Silver Spring, Maryland. Married Andrea Lauren Hollowell.
+15ii. Elizabeth Grace Gazlay, born 10 May 1992 in Washington, D.C. Married Joshua Keith Niswonger.

10. Kent William Gazlay3 (Robert,2 Maude1), born 15 February 1959 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey. Kent married, first, 22 April 1979 in West Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, Adelle Ruth Stagg (born 9 July 1959 in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Kenneth Stagg and Diane Young). Their marriage ended in divorce. Kent married, second, 9 September 1982 in Town of Rochester, Ulster County, New York, Rosemary ‘Rose’ Pagliaroni (born 23 June 1962 in Ellenville, Ulster County, New York, the daughter of Elvio Walter Pagliaroni and Anna Francis Tinney). Their marriage ended in divorce. Kent married, third, 1 July 1995 in Accord, New York, Nancy Dale Elliott (born 19 October 1963, the daughter of Elvin Francis Elliott and May Jo Ahlberg).

+16i. Christopher Joseph Gazlay (born Pagliaroni), born 11 March 1979 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York. Married Meredith Charlene Williams.
 17ii. Steven Paul Gazlay, born 28 January 1984 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York.
 18iii. Kelly Lynn Gazlay, born 22 June 1987 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York.

  1. This is publicly viewable information found in various public information repositories, people finding websites, and/or social media.
  2. Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1975 and 1927-2001, Billy Frank Pitcock and Susan Lynn Lawrence, 17 January 1993 in Broward [County], Cert# 000922.
  3. Florida Divorce Index 1927-2001. Available at Ancestry.com. Billy F. Pitcock and Susan, 16 January 1994 in Broward [County], Florida.
  4. Obituary, Atlantic City Press, Atlantic City, NJ, McWalters Doris ‘Jo’ (nee Gazlay), died 7 July 2015, age 66, of Manahawkin. The article provides brief biographical details and the names of her two sons, their wives, two brothers, and three grandchildren.
  5. Birth Certificate, New Jersey, Robert Lee Gazlay. Copy in possession of Robert Lee Gazlay
  6. Ancestors and Descendants of The Reverend Silas Constant, by Robert Lee Gazlay. 14th Edition, 8 June 2010, 91 pages. This family history includes the families of over 230 descendants of Reverend Constant to present day, with biographical sketches for numerous descendants. Extensive source citations; fully indexed. Available as a .pdf download at Gazlay Family History (website), under Sources.