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Deborah M Colby (#46815149)
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Bio Photo Hi and welcome!
I have been researching my family history for over 20 years starting with a half-brother I never knew about until the age of 15. It took me almost 22 years to find him and as a result I started my research of the Colby's.

My father was a traveling salesman from Bow, Merrimack, New Hampshire and my mother was a universal winder from Valley Falls, Providence, Rhode Island.

I come from a large family consisting of: 1 half-brother, 4 brothers and 2 sisters. 26 nieces & nephews and 19 grand nieces and far. So just my own family is a history in itself!

I hope some of my research also helps you with your research. I have an extensive website called ~The Colby Connection~ just click on the link below.
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Pat Van Den Berghe
James and Ella Colby Bowker
Thank you very much for the corrections, it is much appreciated.
Added by Pat Van Den Berghe on Dec 16, 2013 5:55 PM
Frederick Larson
Margaret Colby
Question Margaret as wife
or children added
Margaret birth year and first child is only 5 year difference
Added by Frederick Larson on Dec 12, 2013 12:49 AM
Phyllis Meyer
Gladys Beideck
Gladys Beideck memorial 75439726 was an infant per headstone
Gladys Elizabeth Colby Beideck memorial 32158811 was 87 years old

This is a different Gladys Beideck
Added by Phyllis Meyer on Jul 13, 2013 6:43 PM
Michelle Silvestri-Oetinger
Debra, I tranferred the memorial! Take care, Michelle
Added by Michelle Silvestri-Oeting... on Jun 16, 2013 8:27 PM
Brian Colby
Gordon Leonard Colby
Hi There:

I see you left the memorial and activated the memorial for Mr. Gordon L. Colby in Rhode Island. I thought you might be interested to find out how the family of his first son ended up?
Added by Brian Colby on Feb 27, 2013 9:01 PM
B Colby
Otis Newton Colby
Otis N. Colby is my Grand Uncle. Otis N. COLBY was born on 28 FEB 1883 in Pana, Christian County, Illinois. He appeared in the census on 7 JUN 1900 in Anna, Union County, Illinois. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 2 NOV 1956.
Parents: Nahum Oscar COLBY and Ida Francis BROWN.
Nahum Oscar COLBY was born on 29 JUL 1859 in Pana, Christian County, Illinois. He appeared in the census on 7 JUN 1900 in Anna, Union County, Illinois. He appeared in the census on 11 MAY 1910 in Woodstock, McHenry County, Illinois. He died on 27 AUG 1916 at Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin. Parents: Isaac Farres COLBY and Margaret BISCOE.

Spouse: Ida Francis BROWN. Nahum Oscar COLBY and Ida Francis BROWN were married on 31 MAR 1881 in Illinois. (SOURCE: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900.) Children were: Bertha O. COLBY, Otis N. COLBY, George William COLBY, Elizabeth F. COLBY, Glenn Morton COLBY, Maude Ida COLBY, Gladys Pearl COLBY, Anna A. COLBY. Both of Otis N. Colby's parents are buried at GREEN RIDGE CEMETERY, KENOSHA, WISCONSIN.
Added by B Colby on Jan 01, 2013 9:21 AM
K L Bonnett
Dwight Colby
WOuld you like me to xfer Dwight in Los Angeles National Cemetery to you?
Added by K L Bonnett on Dec 24, 2012 4:19 AM
Thomas Ladner
Re: Roy Willard Uhl
Hello! Deborah,

Just a note... I have linked up (my) memorial for Roy Willard Uhl with you memorials for John Joseph Uhl & his wife Ida (Huff) Uhl. See: memorial 46768203 (for Roy Willard Uhl)
Added by Thomas Ladner on Sep 23, 2012 8:43 AM
Susan Audy
Richard Earl Colby
I saw your notes on the findagrave site for
Richard Earl Colby. His father was Edmund
Edgar Colby, my grandfather's brother (George
Ned Colby) Would like to hear back from you
on some questions I have re: Enos Colby.
Edmund Edgar Colby was b. 30 Dec 1887
d. 25 Dec 1957 bu: Pleasant View Cemetery,
Morrisville, Vt. He m. Christie (Taft) Bohannan on 17 Sep 1919 and they divorced 15 Mar 1953.
Have that Christie m. John Orville Bohannan.
Assume they divorced? Children: Enos Eduard b. 22 Jan 1914, Marjorie Gertrude b. 11 May 1910 and Dorothy Isabella b. 18 Jul 1911 and d. 24 Aug 1911. I wonder how the children came about having the last name of COLBY. Were they adopted?

You can contact me directly at

Added by Susan Audy on May 29, 2012 9:33 AM
Celia (Leighton) Colby
RE:Celia (Leighton) Colby b. 15 Jun 1843 in Hyde Park, Vermont. Died abt. 1929 in Silverlake.Son Warren Leighton b. 03 Aug 1872 in Praire View, Minnesota. Nellie W is Warren's wife. Surname unknown, b. about 1875 in North Carolina.

I just was given a copy of the interment at the Silverdale Pioneer cemetery.(I have been trying for 20 years to get it from the lady who had it). My Boy Scout troop takes care of the cemetery as part of a deal made in 1929. A man left his estate to the community and they gave it to the Boy Scouts to build a meeting hall and in return we would take care of the cemetery. (buildings is still there and is on the National historical register)

Here is some info off the list for you: Celia Colby Leighton Born Jun 15 1843 Died April 10 1921 Silverdale, Kitsap County, WA

Nellie Colby(Tolles) Born May 3 1873 North Carolina Died Nov 4, 1931 Kitsap County, Washington

Do you have the Death date for Warren Colby? It is blank on my list.
Added by Kahpo on May 20, 2012 4:11 PM
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