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Francis Best

Male 1860 - 1936  (75 years)


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  • Name Francis Best  [1, 2
    Nickname Frank 
    Born 24 Nov 1860  Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • Alternate place of birth: Lanesboro, Susquehanna, PA. [3]
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1881  Washington Glass Company, Ithaca, Tompkins, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Glass Factory Worker, Flattener 
    • John Landgraff, Frankie Best and William Dunn have secured positions at Ithaca. [5]
    18810514 - Clevelanders Abroad
    18810514 - Clevelanders Abroad
    The Lakeside Press
    Cleveland, New York
    by A.G. Cutter
    Occupation 1899  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Saloon Keeper 
    xxxxxxxx - Business Ad: F. Best
    xxxxxxxx - Business Ad: F. Best
    Occupation 1914  Mount Jewett, McKean, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Glass Factory Worker 
    19140904 - Cleveland Glassmakers
    19140904 - Cleveland Glassmakers
    Camden Advance-Journal
    09/04/1914, p.6
    Residence 1899 - 1920  Lake Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    1920 United States Federal Census - Cleveland, p.1A
    1920 United States Federal Census - Cleveland, p.1A
    State: New York; County: Oswego; Village: Cleveland; Township: Constantia; SD No. 13; ED No. 139; ED Date: 01/02/1920; Sheet No. 1a; Line No. 30-39
    xxxxxxxx - Frank Best Residence
    xxxxxxxx - Frank Best Residence
    Henry Morse Real Estate Photos 1920-1950, image #358, Frank Best House, Route #49, Cleveland, later CD's Diner.
    xxxxxxxx - Frank Best Residence
    xxxxxxxx - Frank Best Residence
    Henry Morse Real Estate Photos 1920-1950, image #359, Frank Best House, Route #49, Cleveland, later CD's Diner.
    xxxxxxxx - Frank Best Residence (Rear)
    xxxxxxxx - Frank Best Residence (Rear)
    Henry Morse Real Estate Photos 1920-1950, image #360, Frank Best House, Route #49, Cleveland, later CD's Diner.
    Died 12 Nov 1936  Clay, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried St. Mary's Cemetery, Route #49, Vienna, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    20100215 - Headstone: Merriam and Best
    20100215 - Headstone: Merriam and Best
    St. Mary's Cemetery
    Person ID I77  CHS Genealogy
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2019 

    Father Michael Louis Best,   b. Abt. 1820, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1899, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother Margret Bauer,   b. Abt. 1820, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1889, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married Y  [4, 8
    Family ID F269  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emely Gouchie,   b. 16 Jun 1865, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1962, Oswego, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Married Y  [9
    Children 
    +1. Leona M. Best,   b. 19 Apr 1891, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1988, Rome Memorial Hospital, 1500 North James Street, Rome, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F27  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] 1920 United States Federal Census, 1a (Reliability: 2), 2 Jan 1920.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Village: Cleveland; Township: Constantia; SD No. 13; ED No. 139; ED Date: 01/02/1920; Sheet No. 1a; Line No. 30-39

    2. [S21] 1880 United States Federal Census, 24 (Reliability: 2), 15 Jun 1880.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED: #231; ED Date: 06/15/1880; SD: #8; Sheet No: 24; Line No: 37

    3. [S19] Find A Grave, findagrave.com., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=48150363 (Reliability: 1), 15 Feb 2010.
      Frank Best

    4. [S84] Personal Correspondence (Reliability: 1), 21 Jul 2015.
      Fr: Keith Schmidt
      Re: Michael Louis Best

    5. [S11] Cleveland Lakeside Press (Reliability: 1), 8 Jan 1881.

    6. [S28] 1899 Cleveland Village Directory, (Village of Cleveland), http://blog.clevelandhistoricalsociety.com/?page_id=283 (Reliability: 1), 1899.

    7. [S170] Camden Advance-Journal, 6 (Reliability: 1), 24 Sep 1914.

    8. [S21] 1880 United States Federal Census, 24 (Reliability: 2), 15 Jun 1880.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED: #231; ED Date: 06/15/1880; SD: #8; Sheet No: 24; Line No: 34-35

    9. [S84] Personal Correspondence (Reliability: 1), 30 Oct 2015.
      Fr: Keith Schmidt
      Re: Proposed Change: Francis Best (I77)