William H Tiffany

William H Tiffany

Quaker Street, Schenectady County, New York, USA
Death 22 Mar 1938 (aged 76)
Delmar, Albany County, New York, USA
Burial Delanson, Schenectady County, New York, USA
Plot Sec 3c - lot 118E
Memorial ID 97020183 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Funeral To Be Held Today For Lifelong Friend Of Late Farmer Poet William H. Tiffany, 76, native of Quaker Street and for many years a resident of Albany, died Tuesday morning at the home of his son, Arthur H. Tiffany, 19 Roweland avenue, Delmar. He had been ill nearly four months.

Mr. Tiffany was born in Quaker Street, son of the late Washington and Ruth Underhill Tiffany.

Fifty years ago last September 19 he was married in Albany to Edith L Lewis. The couple celebrated their golden wedding last fall at the home of their son in Delmar.

Mr. Tiffany spent his boyhood in Quaker Street. As a young man he went to Albany, and for more than 40 years he had been employed by the American Meter company in that city. At the time of his retirement last summer he was receiving clerk for that concern.

In spite; of his almost life-long work in Albany, Mr. Tiffany never lost his love for his native Quaker Street nor for rural sections. His visits to Quaker Street were frequent. Several summers were spent at Meadowdale. The Tilfanys also spent one summer recently in Altamont. Both of his sons, Arthur and William, were former Altamont residents.

He loved the out-of-doors, and liked to walk. Several times he walked from his Albany home to visit his friend, W. W. Christman, farmer-poet at Duanesburgh, who died in l937. Only last October, in spite of his 76 years, he made an 18-mile hike from Delmar to the Christman home. He also was a greut reader. Both Tiffany and Christman grew up together, and it was their custom in the youth to exchange visits. They would read, one to the other, through the long hours of night, and on into the morning. This was the beginning of a friendship that continued throughout.

In Christman's "The Untillable Hills," published last July, is a poem, a tribute to Mr. Tiffany, written the summer before Mr. Christman's death. Tiffany, too, wrote poetry, some of which was published in local papers. He had also written of other items of interest in newspaper columns.

Mr. Tiffany is survived by his wife, two sons, William L. of Albany H. of Delmar; one grandson, Frederick, and two granddaughters, Ruth and Mary Jane Tiffany, of Delmar; one brother, George Tiffany, of New York; three sisters, Miss Mary Tiffany and Mrs. Anna Newman, of New York, and Mrs. Alice Levey, of Schenectady.

Funeral service will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home of his son in Delmar. Members of the D. McDonald and Co. Mutual Benefit society will attend. Rev. Francis Stever, pastor of Hope Baptist church of Albany, will officiate. Burial will be in Grove cemetery, Quaker Street.

Source: Altamont Enterprise, March 25, 1938

Tiffanys Mark Their Golden Wedding Date

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Tiffany observed their golden wedding anniversary last Sunday at the home of their son, Arthur H. Tiffany, in Delmar.

The Tiffanys were married Sept. 26, 1887 at the parsonage of the late Rev. Mr. Jackson, then pastor of the Christian church in Quaker Street. Their attendants were Mrs. George tiffany, and Miss Celia Lewis. Mrs. Tiffany was the former Edith Lewis of Albany.

Mr. Tiffany was well known in Quaker Street, born there over 75 years ago, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Washington Tiffany. When a young man he went to Albany where he secured employment with the late Albany Meter Works. He is still employed there. His visits to his native section have been frequent.

Attneding Sunday's celebration were: Mr. and Mrs. William Luck, Mr. and Mrs. William L. Tiffany, Mrs. Anna Quay, of Albany; Miss Margueritte Zoll, McKownville; Mrs. W. W. Christman, Duanesburgh; Arthur H. Tiffany and son, Frederick, and daughters, Ruth and Mary Jane, and Mr. and Mrs. Tiffany, the guests of honor.

Source: The Altamont Enterprise, September 24, 1937, altamont-enterprise-1937-march-1938-october%20-%200357.pdf


[W.H. Tiffany]

Lucky I was to find his weathered house,
A stone's throw from the road, among the trees,
Hidden roof-deep in the old wild apple boughs
Where we would read wise books and sit at
Oh I am glad of these dear days and times,
Glad of the nights we sat, now years with-
With age-old sagas or a book of rhymes
Until our lamp outburned the star of dawn.

Dear was the sleepy village, the white church,
The weathered house that leaned against the
Dear were the paths we trod in our long
For all life has of beauty to fulfill;
Dear was his love that folded me and
friended -
A staff to hold me till the search is ended.

- Christman, W.W. (1937). The Search [W.H. Tiffany]. In The Untillable Hills (p. 56). North Montpelier, VT: The Driftwood Press.

All Contributed by Portia Westfall


William H. Tiffany, formerly of Quaker Street and Albany, now of Delmar, has always found walking to be one of the best types of recreation and he has always been a great walker.

Past 75, Tiffany felt he would like to hike from Delmar to the home of friends near Duanesburgh Saturday, so about mid-afternoon he started out on his 18-mile jaunt. Congratulated on his fete, Tiffany smiled: "Yes, it was a pretty good walk for an old 'boy'."

Tiffany was a week-end guest at the Christman home. He and the late W. W. Christman, farmer-poet, had been intimate friends, and both were deeply, fond of walking. Christman,
on his 71st birthday, walked 21 miles from Duanesburgh to Albany, as a "rest" from his work on the farm.

Altamont Enterprise Friday, Oct 8, 1937

Family Members

Gravesite Details No Marker - The flag indicates where the grave is located.


In their memory
Plant Memorial Trees

Sponsored by Ancestry


  • Created by: Bruce A Barton
  • Added: 13 Sep 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 97020183
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William H Tiffany (6 Jan 1862–22 Mar 1938), Find a Grave Memorial no. 97020183, citing Grove Cemetery, Delanson, Schenectady County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Bruce A Barton (contributor 46992199) .