MALTBY GENEALOGY Booklet Two
Mr. George E. Maltby, our President, is the
second child of Lucius and Sarah J. Parks Maltby.
He was born February 18th. 1830, in Fair Haven
(now a part of New Haven,) Connecticut. As a boy
Mr. Maltby lived at home, going to school and helping
his father with the farm. Later he became clerk in
Dr. Parker's drug store, being at the time eighteen
years of age.
Three years later Mr. Maltby went into the drug
business for himself. In May, 1852, he married
Elizabeth Broughton Maguire. They had two
children. Edward Parks, and Mary Louise, Maltby.
Shortly after the above children were born the war
broke out and Mr. Maltby disposed of his drug
business and went South where for some time he
supplied General Grant's army with provisions. Mr.
Maltby established an oyster business in Norfolk,
Virginia, and was the first to ship opened oysters in
bulk to New York; for a long time averaging five
hundred gallons a day.
In 1864 Mr. Maltby lost his wife and for seven
years was a widower. In 1871 he married Ruth
Atwater Boswick, and to them were born Margaret
Atwater, George Erastus and Lucius Upson, Maltby.
In 1878 Mr. Maltby and his family left Virginia
and went to New York to live, where the northern
branch of the oyster business was supervised by him.
Mrs. Maltby died in May, 1898, and soon after Mr.
Maltby gave up active business and now divides his
time between his older daughter, Mrs. Frederick S.
Smith of Chester, Connecticut, and his younger
daughter, Mrs. William M. Bernard of New York