From his obituary: "He was one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of Aurora. He was closely identified with the B. and O. car shops of West Aurora. Mr. Maltby was of a kind, gen- ial disposition, was a friend at all times, and leaves an honored memory."
A group photograph, taken about 1911, was sent me by Mrs. Higby. She is seated between her twin brothers, George Beecher and John Whitehouse Maltby--who look as alike as the proverbial "two peas in a pod." Standing behind are Mrs. George Beecher Maltby and Mr. Highby. Another picture is of the twins, seated with George Beecher Maltby's sons, Charles Stevens and Howard Scott Maltby, standing behind. (Records by Mr. and Mrs. George B. Maltby).
Children of George Beecher and Ida (Stevens) Maltby: VII.1976. Frank Stevens Maltby, b. Feb. 16, 1873, Rochester, N.Y. VII.1977. Charles Stevens " b. Sept. 7, 1874, Aurora, Indiana. VII.1978. Earl Murray " b. Feb. 18, 1877; d. Apr. 23, 1879. VII.1979. Howard Scott " b. Feb. 27, 1881, Aurora, Indiana. VII.1980. Grace M. " b. Mar. 27, 1883 " " unmarried in 1924. Res. Cincinnati, Ohio. Note. Frank Stevens Maltby, (unmarried), d. July 20, 1900, at Albuquerque, New Mexico.
VI.953. John Whitehouse Maltby, b. Sept. 21, 1838 (twin) (Seth M.5, Isaac 4, Benj.3, Dan.2, Wm.1). Mar. Oct. 18, 1864, Nellie Roxana Humphrey of New York. She d. Oct. 20, 1908, two days after their 44th wedding anniversary. He resided in Cleveland, Ohio, with his son, George Beecher Maltby, 2nd. He d. at the home of his twin bro- ther, George Beecher Maltby of Aurora, Ind., June 17, 1911. Burial at Rochester, N.Y. Member of Maltby Association.
Children: VII.1981. George Beecher Maltby, 2nd, b. Dec. 31, 1865. VII.1982. Edward Whitehouse " b. Oct. 20, 1867; d. Jan. 11, 1890 unmarried. (Records by John W. Maltby).
VI.954. Victoria Regina Maltby, b. May 30, 1841 (Seth M.5, Isaac 4, Benj.3, Dan.2, Wm.1). She died Aug. 9, 1865, aged 24.
Mrs. Higby, sister of Victoria, sent the following lines:-- "composed, written and sent to my sister Victoria Maltby of Rochester, N.Y., by her father's first cousin, Albert Gallatin Sylvester Maltby of Syracuse, N.Y., in the year 1864 or 5, on the reception of a beautiful mark from Victoria, with the Cross and the Motto 'Unto Thee I Cling'.
"Cross of my Savior, how precious Thou art The emblem of grace and kindness of heart Wherever I roam, whatever I see Turn thou my vain thoughts in rapture to thee. Cross of my Jesus to Thee I will cling As the source whence my joys ever will spring O may the bright glory that shines from afar Be unto my soul like Bethlehem's star.