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Maj. Harry C. Durston
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Birth: Oct. 16, 1881
Onondaga County
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 8, 1950
Onondaga County
New York, USA

Selection from the Post:

Maj. Harry C. Durston, 68, director and secretary of the Onondaga Historical association, county historian, known thruout the state for his activities in historic and civic affairs, died at abotu 5:05 p.m. yesterday of a heart attack in the association museum, 311 Montgomery st.
When the attack came at about 5 p.m. he was seated at his desk. He fell from his chair. William Shattuck, museum assistant, made him comfortable on the floor but he died before University hospital ambulance arrived.

A bachelor, Maj. Durston lived at Huntington hall the Manlius school for 50 years. Besides his work with the museum and local history, he was director of the military records section in the office of the secretary of the board of supervisors and had been compling records of veterans of both world wars.

Maj. Durston, he received the title in 1907 from the Manlius school, was born Oct. 16, 1881 at 605 University ave. His father, Thomas W. Durston, conducted the largest bookstore between New York and Chicago until 1897 in the old Remington block in Vanderbilt square.

His mother, Mrs. Alice Edwards Durston, was a descendent of Gov. John Cranston, governor of Rhode Island, 1678-1680 and first American trained physician to be licensed to practice medicine. She also was a descendent of Samuel Jerome of Pompey, ancestor of Winston Churchill Samuel Edwards of Eagle Village and DeWitt Joseph Edwards revolutionary soldier of Connecticut, and other New England pioneers including the Fitch and Garrett families.

Besides his brother he leaves a niece, Mrs. Alice Edward Eaves of Williamsport Pa. and a nephew Thomas M. Durston of Pittsford.

Syracuse Post Standard | Syracuse, New York | Friday, June 09, 1950 | Page 2

Family links: 
  Thomas W. Durston (1844 - 1922)
  Alice M. Edwards Durston (1847 - 1899)
  John Franklin Durston (1870 - 1952)*
  Arthur Edward Durston (1873 - 1873)*
  Harry C. Durston (1881 - 1950)
*Calculated relationship
Oakwood Cemetery
Onondaga County
New York, USA
Plot: Sect 14 plot 137
Created by: Diane LM
Record added: Apr 21, 2012
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Maj. Harry C. Durston
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Maj. Harry C. Durston
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