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Maltby Genealogy - American Lineage - Seventh Generation

George W. and Mary Jane (PIERCE) MALTBY

His Parents - Chandler and Susanna (PIERCE) MALTBY

Spouce Parents -

kids - George Pierce , Mary Ann , James Caleb , Emma Jessie and William Carson

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CFE-BCB-C. George W. MALTBY, b. Apr. 3, 1845, West Henrietta, N.Y. (Chandler 6, Chandler 5, Jos.4, Jos.3, Dan.2, Wm.1). m. Aug. 27, 1865, Mary Jane PIERCE of Rochester, N.Y. He was greatly interested in his family and a generous contributor to the Maltby Association of which he was a member. He furnished many records of his branch. The compiler has his picture which was printed in Maltby Booklet No.2. He has the very high forehead seen in the photographs of his 2nd cousin, Charles W. Maltby and another 2nd cousin, Rev. Clark O. Maltby. On p.364, Maltby-Maltbie Family, we printed his obituary from the Buffalo Evening News, July 1, 1908,"viz:--

   "Business Man of National Fame Passes Away"

"George W. Maltby died this morning at his home in this city. 'He was one of the old type of business men with whom if you had a contract, you wouldn't need to put it in writing," was the remark evoked from a prominent business man by the announcement of the death of George W. Maltby at his home at 3:30 o'clock this morning. Among the tributes to his memory by legions of friends, no encomium will ring truer than this. But it is conceded by all who knew him that business honesty was only an incidental characteristic and one that was regarded as a matter of course by Mr. Maltby. That was the rough stone of his character--"Square-hewn and polished for a grand and sterling character." ---

Mr. Maltby was born in West Henrietta, Monroe Co., N.Y., in 1845. When not seventeen he enlisted as a private in Company H. of the 108th New York Volunteer Infantry and served with Gen. Winfield Scott at Antietam, Gettysbury, and Spottsylvania Court House.

He was all day on the battlefield of Antietam, "the bloodiest day of the whole war," and though wounded he stuck to his regiment. At Gettysburg he was hit by splinters of a shell, and in the death carnival at Spottsylvania, his left hand was so shattered by a butlet he could no longer carry a musket. This injury disabled him from active service and he was confined in the Satterlee Military Hospital at Philadelphia until his discharge in November 1862. For months he ministered with his one hand to his sick and dying comrades in the long wards of Satterlee Hospital, finally becoming head nurse.

Returning from the army, 19 years old at this time, Mr. Maltby decided to continue his studies, and took a course in a business college at Rochester. In 1865 he entered the firm of Whitmore, Carson and Co., Rochester, dealers in cut stone. In 1880 Mr. Maltby came to Buffalo, entering partnership with Gilbert Brady of Rochester, under the name of Brady and Maltby. The partnership was continued until the death of Mr. Brady in 1896. Mr. Maltby was in business alone until 1904, when he took his two sons, James C. and William Maltby, into partnership under the name of George W. Maltby and Sons.

Memorials of Mr. Maltby's life work exist in monuments of cut stone all over the country. He furnished and dressed the stone for the McKinley Monument in Niagara Square, also for the McKinley National Memorial at Canton, including the interior work and sarcophagus; the Historical Society's Building; the Albright Art Gallery; the bridge over Park Lake, Gate's Circle; the entrance of Forest Lawn; the First Presbyterian Church; the new addition to the Buffalo Club and the Ontario Power Company's building at Niagara Falls.

Mr. Maltby was a member of Bidwell-Wilkeson Post, G.A.R., the Union Veteran League, and Queen City Lodge, F. and A.M. He was a trustee of the Blocher Home, former president of the Builder's Exchange and a member of the Chamber of Commerce. Also a member of the Plymouth M.E. Church.

On Aug. 27, 1865, Mr. Maltby married Miss Mary J. Pierce, daughter of Caleb Pierce of Rochester. His widow, a daughter, Mrs. D.J. Perry and two sons, James C. and William C. Maltby survive him.

(The above extracts are taken partly from the "Christian Advocate") (Note. It would have interested Mr. Maltby to know that part of the stone for the House of Parliament, London, came from the quarries of Maltby, near Rotherham, S. Yorkshire).

"The Christian Advocate, May 28, 1908," has an article "How Two American Volunteers Came to the Front" by Addison W. Hayes, D.D. It first deals with Boy No. 1. President William McKinley. It then takes up Boy No. 2. "Who is soldier boy No. 2? Look in that Advocate picture again. Among the many forms and faces he cannot be recognized. But when the cornerstone was laid at Canton, Nov. 16, 1905, our second soldier boy, as illustrated in the Epworth Herald of that date, might be seen in the very forefront superintending the lowering of the historic stone in its place.

Again on the day of dedication, September 30, look among the tables at the formal dinner. Here are governors, generals, justices, civic dignitaries of all kinds, guests of the McKinley National Memorial Association, with the President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, at the head of the table. Here again is Soldier No. 2, the most modest, unassuming man, perhaps, of all that grand company. He is a man of medium size, quiet, but a keen observer of all that is passing. No one will find fault if an honest pride quickens his pulse, for it is the profoundest hour of his life. The bronze button on his coat marks him as one of "our immortals." He bears a surer mark, for see his left hand is marred and scarred and lacks one finger. Who is he? This is the stone cutter who had the great task and the great honor of erecting the mausoleum.

. . .He, like McKinley, was all day on the battle field of Antie- tam. . . If soldier No. 1, comforted his comrades by carrying coffee to them while on the firing line, so soldier No. 2, ministered with one hand for months to sick and dying comrades. . .he became sole owner of one of the largest stones contract yards in America.

When the Empire State undertook to honor soldier No. 1, with a public monument the contract was given to soldier No. 2. . ."

Mr. Maltby enlisted at Rochester for three years. Capt. Eugene B. Fuller. Bounty 2500, Premium $200.

Children of George W. Maltby and Mary Jane Pierce:
CFE-BCB-CA.  George Pierce Maltby, b. Sept. 18, 1866; d. Jan. 16, 1869.
CFE-BCB-Cb.  Mary Ann        "     b. Jan. 23, 1868, Rochester, N.Y.
CFE-BCB-CC.  James Caleb     "     b. Sept. 9, 1870      "       "
CFE-BCB-Cd.  Emma Jessie     "     b. Nov. 26, 1873      "       "
CFE-BCB-CE.  William Carson  "     b. May 31, 1877       "       "


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