Maltby Genealogy

American Lineage

"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 Advo- cate 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, Theo- dore Roosevelt, at the head of the table. Here again is Soldier No. 2, the most modest, unassuming man, perhaps, of all that grand com- pany. 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:
VIII.2587.  George Pierce Maltby, b. Sept. 18, 1866; d. Jan. 16, 1869.
VIII.2588.  Mary Ann        "     b. Jan. 23, 1868, Rochester, N.Y.
VIII.2589.  James Caleb     "     b. Sept. 9, 1870      "       "
VIII.2590.  Emma Jessie     "     b. Nov. 26, 1873      "       "
VIII.2591.  William Carson  "     b. May 31, 1877       "       "

VII.1334. Aurelia Blackmond, b. Mar. 8, 1837 (Maria 6, Chandler 5, Jos.4, Jos.3, Dan.2, Wm.1). Mar. Feb. 19, 1859, Edwin B.F. Elwood. She mar. (2) Apr. 7, 1892, Henry W. Carey, b. Aug. 29, 1836. (Records by Amelia Blackmond). Res. R.D. No., 1, Orion, Michigan.

VIII.2592.  Maynard W. Elwood, b. Nov. 15, 1859.
VIII.2593.  William H. R. "    b. Sept. 6, 1862.
VIII.2594.  Adelbert D.   "    b. Sept. 7, 1866; d. Nov. 27, 1869.

VII.1339. Clementia Affia Blackmond, b. Dec. 8, 1847 (Maria 6, Chand- ler 5, Jos.4, Jos.3, Dan.2, Wm.1). Mar. Dec. 1870(?) Charles Lawrence Soper (Sopper, Sopher?). One child. "Brother Frank Blackmond says there was another marriage April 6, 1871." Error, I think.

VIII.2595.  Burton Sopher, b. Feb. 18, 1879.
"He went away from Flint, Mich., and has not been heard of since."