Gazlay Family History

FamilyEffie Wood Latimer


FatherJohn H. Latimer (17 February 1829 - 2 March 1903)
MotherEsther O. Wood (13 October 1834 - 3 December 1904)

Personal Information

Record Created: 19 November 2009; Last Edited: 14 March 2014 
NameEffie Wood Latimer
Born May 1860 in New York1, 2
Married ca. 1881 to William W. Bush2, 3
Died 3 December 1926 in Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey4, 5
Buried in Pine Bush Cemetery, Kerhonkson, Ulster County, New York5


Effie was believed to be a twin but the sibling didn’t survive. Effie was a tiny infant. It was said that her hand could fit through her father’s wedding ring, and her head could fit in a coffee cup. Effie died at the home of her daughter Maude on South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ.5


Spouse 1FamilyWilliam W. Bush (son of William H. Bush and Catherine M. Bartholomew)
Born September 1861
Married ca. 1881 to Effie Wood Latimer
Died 11 February 1924
Children of Effie Wood Latimer and William W. Bush:
1.FamilyJohn C. Bush
Born October 1882
Died 17 December 1945 in Cottekill, Ulster County, New York
+2.FamilyHarry Lusie Bush
Born 25 February 1885 in Wawarsing, Ulster County, New York
Married 16 October 1912 in New York County, New York to Ada Louise Smith
Died 14 November 1916 in Kerhonkson, New York
+3.FamilyGrant Bush
Born 23 May 1890 in Pataukunk, Ulster County, New York
Married 30 October 1915 in Cortland, New York to Mabel Fralic
Died 16 July 1966 in Sandy Pond, Oswego County, New York
+4.FamilyMaude Gertrude Bush
Born 26 October 1893 in New York
Married 30 November 1915 in Accord, New York to Leo Cornwall Gazlay
Died 19 June 1983 in Kerhonkson, New York


  1. U.S. Federal Census, 1880, New York, Ulster County, Wawarsing, Enumeration District 159, Page No. 16, family of John H. Latimer (51, New York); wife Esther Latimer (45, New York); daughter Gertrude A. Latimer (21, New York, dressmaker); daughter Effie Latimer (19, New York); daughter Sarah A. Latimer (18, New York); son Lewis J. Latimer (13, New York); daughter Emma B. Latimer (11, New York); servant Andrew Crumb (19, New York, labourer).
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, New York, Ulster County, Town of Rochester, Enumeration District 124, Sheet 16
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1910, New York, Ulster County, Town of Rochester, Enumeration District 159, Sheet 19A,
  4. Journal/date book of Maude (Bush) Gazlay (1893 - 1983). Transcription in possession of Lee Gazlay.
  5. Record of conversations with Maude (Bush) Gazlay during multiple visits 1968-1983; notes in possession of Lee Gazlay.