Scholefield Family Tree
The last person in Alonzo’s family that needs a few details is his wife. Here is her obit:
Mrs. Alonzo H. Degraff
Mary McLean, widow of Captain Alonzo H. DeGraff, died at 8 o’clock Thursday evening at the home of her son Harry W. DeGraff, 15 Grant avenue, after an illness of a week, in her 77th year. Mrs. DeGraff was born at Northampton, Fulton county, Sept. 23, 1849, and had been a resident of Amsterdam for about 50 yers, being greatly beloved by all who knew her because of her delightful personality. She was an attendant of the Second Presbyterian church. Mrs. DeGraff is suvived by three sons, Harry W. and C. Robb DeGraff of this city, and Alonzo H. DeGraff of London, Eng., and two daughters, Mrs. William H. Ukers of New York city and Mrs. Mary DeGraff Phillips of this city, as well as five grandchildren.*
I’m fairly happy with what I have for Alonzo, et al. (Remember of course that if this were my family, I’d be confirming obit data using other sources — you never know when the obit is wrong!) I’ll be moving on to sister Susan DeGraff Miller’s family next.
* “Obituary: Mrs. Alonzo H. Degraff,” Amsterdam Evening Recorder and Daily Democrat, 30 Apr 1926, p. 26, col. 1; digital images, Fulton History (http://www.fultonhistory.com : accessed 5 Jan 2010).