The following clipping from an unknown newspaper appears in a scrapbook once owned by Beulah Coulson of Scipio, Cayuga Co., NY, and describes the 1934 Battey Family Reunion that occurred in Rochester, Monroe Co., NY. Some births and marriages of Cayuga Co. families are mentioned in the clipping, which was transcribed by Roger Post.

Battey Family Reunion

The forty-fourth annual reunion of the Battey family was held at the home of Herbert and Catherine Battey, Rochester, N. Y., June 30, 1934. After dinner which was served on the lawn the meeting was called to order by the second vice-president, Seward N. Battey. After prayer offered by Rev. A. W. Battey the minutes of the last meeting were read and accepted. Forty-four members answered to the roll call. The historian reported three marriages and seven births.

Marriages - Ruth Lane, daughter of Glenville and Lottie (Jones) Lane, married August 18, 1933, George Loyster, Owasco, N. Y. Ann Louise Jones, daughter of George and Frances (Pierce) Jones, married August 30 1933, Dr. John Fitzmaurice Byrd, Augusta, Ga. Elmo Dolton, son of Frank and Lillian Altina (Battey) Dolton, married May 20, 1934, Beatrice Elizabeth Schnell.

Births - Born to Delbert and Dorothy (Conner) McCumby, a son, Gerald Ward, June 11, 1934, Everitt, Wash. Born to Ray and Christine (Mitchell) Alexander, a daughter, Marilyn Ann, March 31, 1934, Union Springs, N. Y. Born to Howard and Beatrice (Dedrick) Gardner, a son, Neil, March 1, 1934, Union Springs, N. Y. Born to Zalo and Lydia (Guindon) Miles, a son, Richard Henry, November 16, 1933, Salem, Ohio. Born to Eben L. and Ada (Couzins) Conner, a daughter, Cecile, November 1933, Yakaima, Wash. Born to George and Ruth (Lane) Loyster, a son, Glenville Harland, June 13, 1934, Owasco, N. Y. Born to Edward Lynn and Madolin (Coe) Drummond, a daughter, Margaret Carlisle, September 18, 1930, Augusta, Ga.

The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, Elmer E. Battey; first vice-president, Seward N. Battey; second vice-president, Harry Battey; secretary and treasurer, Josephine H. G. Hoxie; historian, Rev. A. W. Battey and assistant historian, Laura E. Hitchcock.

The following table committee was appointed: Harold and Mildred Reynolds, Ray and Christine Alexander, George and Gussie Benjamin, Charles and Erma Towmey and Victor and Viola Fandrich.

After a vote of thanks given our host and hostess, Herbert and Catherine Battey, the meeting was adjourned to meet with Seward and Ruth Battey, Swan Road, East Rochester, N. Y., the last Saturday in June, 1935. Each to bring their own table service.

Information on this website page was submitted by Roger Post on March 21, 2004
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