fitzgeraldvalleygenealogypages
genealogy of the valley and fitzgerald families
First Name:  Last Name: 
[Advanced Search]  [Surnames]
George Edward Valley, Sr.

George Edward Valley, Sr.[1]

Male 1875 - 1950  (74 years)

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name George Edward Valley 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 12 Apr 1875  Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Adopted in Ogdensburg, but birth location officially unknown. Oliver Valley in Montreal had a son named Edward with the same birth date, and Oliver was living with or near Sophia at the time.
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1880  Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1900  Manhattan, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1910  Manhattan, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1915  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 12 Sep 1918  Flushing, Queens, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1920  Queens, Queens, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1925  Flushing, Queens, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 1930  Queens, Queens, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 1940  Queens, Queens, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Died 20 Jan 1950  Flushing, Queens, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 24 Jun 1950  Green Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Person ID I601063026  Master Tree | Descendants of James Morris and Margaret Cooke, Descendants of Pierre Vallee
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2017 

    Father Joseph H Valley,   b. Abt 1831, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bet. 1875 and 1880  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Mother Marie Dorothee Dalpe Pariseau Dolbec,   b. 5 Feb 1836, St-Roch-de-l'Achigan, L'Assomption, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 2 Sep 1922, Green Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Family ID F539541131  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edith Ringgold Cummins,   b. 8 Jul 1881, Bronx, Bronx, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1969, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 25 Jun 1910  St. Mary's Church, Bronx, Bronx, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Children 
    +1. George Edward Valley Jr,   b. 05 Sep 1913, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1999, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +2. Thomas Henry Valley, Sr.,   b. 11 Jan 1920, Bronx, Bronx, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1984, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F539541129  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Apr 1875 - Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - Manhattan, New York, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Manhattan, New York, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Jun 1910 - St. Mary's Church, Bronx, Bronx, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1915 - Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 12 Sep 1918 - Flushing, Queens, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - Queens, Queens, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1925 - Flushing, Queens, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - Queens, Queens, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1940 - Queens, Queens, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jan 1950 - Flushing, Queens, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 Jun 1950 - Green Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Albums  Living
    (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

  • Notes 
    • From Louise:

      Grandpa spoke of schools he had attended (graduated from ) and George followed up with those schools. No school had listed a George Edward or Edward ever having attended, let alone graduated.

      Obviously the man attended somewhere. He spoke 2 languages fluently - some Yiddish - some Indian dialect. He did Math, Reading, Writing and had the training and experience to achieve his Master's Electrician license.

      In conversations with Dad, Grandpa spoke about being part Indian. So I followed that route and found an Edward Valley, 25% Chippewa, electrician, on the Indian rolls, who had attended the Carlisle school in the late 1800's. Carlisle didn't have a picture of him ......... at least not one identified as Edward Valley. There may be group shots with him in class, etc ........... that's why I'm interested of seeing Grandpa as a young man. One day I'd hope to drop in on Carlisle ...............got a friend there ........ or had a friend in the records department. This Edward Valley ran away from Carlisle about the same time our Edward Valley showed up in New York.

      Indians were required to check in with the Federal Government. The Feds lost track of their Edward Valley, electrician, in 1910 .............. suprisingly the same time our Edward Valley changed his name and got married.

      Anyway .............. The Feds show an Oliver Valley as parent of Edward AND lists NO MOTHER !!!!! Curiouser and Curiouser, don't ya think ? I just find that so interesting ........ you'd think somebody could identify the PERSON who had the baby LAST not just the sperm donor.

      Grandpa had an Uncle Oliver ( with a French spelling ) in Montreal. At the time of Grandpa's birth, Uncle Oliver was single and equally suprising, Sophie Valley, picked up her family in Montreal and moved to Ogdensburg ............. there are some date problems as to when Sophie actually became a widow too ......... she may have been a widow at this point.

      Sophie moved the family into the Valley Dry Goods store ( the cousin in-law's business ) store in Ogdensburg working as a seamstress and taking care of the Valley household as this Joseph Valley was widowed too.

      The local Catholic church in Ogdensburg has the 3 baptismal certificates Dad talked the priest into giving him. I found Betrands in Ogdensburg and Montreal, so I asked myself the following questions, being a Math person and all.

      What are the odds of 2 separate Edward Valley's appearing on this planet at the same time, with the same background, the same job, the same mystery of "birth" and with the same family members names, one Edward being lost to the Feds and the other reinvented in the same year, being mixed Indian blood, and it goes on and on and on up to and including the fact my Dad went to Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania ......... the same town as Carlisle Indian School. The odds are astronomical against there being 2 people. Astronomical ......... there would be some chance with a population of 300 million ......doubt there was any chance in that time frame.

      Uncle George dismissed it all as speculation insisting his DAD WAS WHITE. ( when Grandpa George who first said he was Indian and he said it in reference to applying for the reparations to all Canadian Native Americans, and Grandpa NEVER screwed around or lied about money ) Coincidence, could be, but one can deny my existence with my genetic tracer to being Native American. ALL Native Americans and ONLY NATIVE AMERICANS have a genetic mutation which changes the retinal pettern. I have that.

      It has to come from the Valley/Cummins line since I know where/and who the Swedes were. They weren't in this country long enough and there aren't any babies with unknown parents.

      The Cummins, brilliant folks, were a big pain in the ass, prided themselves in keeping acurate family records ..............I think Grandma was getting old ( old for her time ) and settled on George after she "cleaned" him up a bit.

  • Sources 
    1. [S8072384370] New York City Directory, 1915, (The Generations Network, 2005).
      Name: valley
      Title: NewYork-NY-1915a
      Year: 1915
      City: New York
      Book Section: V
      Page: 510
      Source: . n.p.: n.p., n.d..

      "Geo E & Bro (Geo E & Jos H Valley) electns 365, 9th Ave."

    2. [S8029507917] 1880 United States Census.

    3. [S560402473] 1900 United States Census.

    4. [S560402623] 1910 United States Census.

    5. [S16144775169] 1915 New York State Census.

    6. [S4791290818] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.

    7. [S560402624] 1920 United States Census.

    8. [S16144775155] 1925 New York Census.

    9. [S560402625] 1930 United States Census.

    10. [S16144775132] 1940 US Census.

    11. [S16144775220] Web: Brooklyn, New York, Green-Wood Cemetery Burial Index, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011).

    12. [S16144775219] New York, New York, Marriage Index 1866-1937 , Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.).