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John Best

Male 1859 - 1939  (~ 79 years)


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  • Name John Best  [1, 2
    Nickname Honey 
    Born Jun 1859  Constantia, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1860  Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1860 United States Federal Census, p.31
    1860 United States Federal Census, p.31
    State: Massachusetts; County: Lanesborough; Town: Berkshire; ED Date: 06/16/1860; Page: 31
    Occupation 1879  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Billards Owner 
    • On motion of Trustee Grismyer-Resolved, that Article VI of the By-Laws of the Village of Cleveland be amended so as to read as follow: "No person shall keep any billboard tables in said village of Cleveland, except by permission of a majority of the Trustees of the village of Cleveland." Adopted.

      On motion by Trustee Tasker-Resolved, That John Best be permitted to keep and run a billiard table or tables in the village of Cleveland for the coming year. Adopted. [6]
    • John Best expects to put up a billiard table next week. [6]
    Residence 1870 - 1900  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Occupation 1880 - 1900  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Glass Factory Worker 
    Died 1939  [5
    Buried Glenwood Cemetery, Oneida, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I1087  CHS Genealogy
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2021 

    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  [5, 8
    Family ID F269  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Eva Allen (Best),   b. 1857, Lee, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1894, Utica, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married Y  [7
    Children 
    +1. Lena Catherine Kennedy,   b. Dec 1873,   d. 17 Jul 1965  (Age ~ 91 years)
     2. Laddie Best,   b. Feb 1885, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Harry Eugene Best,   b. 25 Nov 1888, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1968, Oneida City Hospital, 321 Genesee Street, Oneida, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F613  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [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: 36

    2. [S211] 1900 United States Federal Census, 11A (Reliability: 2), 14 Jun 1900.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED: #107; ED Date: 06/14/1900; SD: #13; Sheet No: 11A

    3. [S32] 1860 United States Federal Census, 31 (Reliability: 2), 16 Jun 1860.
      State: Massachusetts; County: Lanesborough; Town: Berkshire; ED Date: 06/16/1860; Page: 31; Line: 27-35


    4. [S31] 1870 United States Federal Census, 20 (Reliability: 2), 15 Jun 1870.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED Date: 06/15/1870; Sheet No: 20; Line No: 25-31;

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

    6. [S11] Cleveland Lakeside Press (Reliability: 1), 11 Jan 1879.

    7. [S19] Find A Grave, findagrave.com., https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=65198421 (Reliability: 1), 5 Feb 2011.
      John Best

    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