VII.1854. Arthur Garfield Maltbie, b. Nov. 11, 1880 (Hiram 6, Sam.5, Zach.4, Dan.3, Dan.2, Wm.1). Mar. Anna Mary Endres, b. (I think) in 1875. He d. Mar. 1937. His widow d. 1949.
Children: VIII.3236. Norman Maltbie, mar. Ethel ----; have a daughter. (He deceased in 1955) VIII.3237. Floyd Charles Maltbie, b. 1910.
Mr. Earl Chapin May in his "Century of Silver," p. 132, under "Bicycling Ambassador" gives a chapter to an account of Wilburt Stevens Maltby. It is with permission of Mr. May and his publishers (see under Fred, Evarts and Maltby Stevens) that some notes are herein included.
The most amusing incident is of Wilburt at a tender age "swapping" his brother, Douglas, not yet four years old, for a calf owned by his grandfather Julius (5) Maltby. However, he very shortly returned the calf and collected Douglas! The chapter is intensely interesting, giving a picture of the family's home-life in Northford, from which, in 1878, they moved to Shelton, where we occassionally called on them. Here again Wilburt "swapped" a gold watch, gift from Grandfather Julius for a new high-wheel bicycle. This was the start of his world-wide reputation and title of "Champion Bicycle rider." This hobby of his turned into a profession, during which he visited Australia, via Hawaii; then on to India; and by way of the Suez Canal, the Mediterr- anean, Paris and Great Britain. His tour began in 1886, when he left San Francisco, and terminated in February of 1888, on his arrival in New York City. (See "A Century of Silver")
VII.1873. Clara Hoadley Maltby's children:
VIII.3254. Douglas Maltby Stevens, b. Sept. 14, 1880. VIII.3254A. Clifford Fleetwood " b. July 9, 1885. VIII.3254B. Wilburt Benjamin " b. Dec. 3, 1886. VIII.3254C. David Sterns " ,3rd, b. July 22, 1889; d. Mar. 1912. VIII.3254D. Clare Marguerite " b. Dec. 1890.