Morgan,  Katherine Avery

Morgan, Katherine Avery

Female 1898 - 2006  (107 years)  

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  • Name Morgan, Katherine Avery 
    Born 29 Oct 1898  Westbury, Nassau, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Census 6 Jan 1920  26 Walker St, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 4 Apr 1940  530 86 St, Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 19 Apr 2006  Kent (Town of), Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6
    Buried Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I40149  Sackett
    Last Modified 11 May 2017 

    Father Morgan, Edwin Denison III,   b. 19 Oct 1854, Throggs Neck, Westchester, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1933, Windsor, Windsor, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Moran, Elizabeth Mary,   b. 23 Mar 1860, Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1933  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 11 Apr 1888  [2
    Children
    1. Morgan, Katherine Avery,   b. 29 Oct 1898, Westbury, Nassau, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 2006, Kent (Town of), Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    Family ID F16063  Group Sheet

    Family Evarts, Jeremiah Maxwell,   b. 28 Jan 1896, Windsor, Windsor, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1985  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1918  Westbury, Nassau, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Evarts, Elizabeth Moran "Wiz",   b. 6 Oct 1926, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 2008, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 11 May 2017 
    Family ID F14407  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Oct 1898 - Westbury, Nassau, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Oct 1918 - Westbury, Nassau, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 6 Jan 1920 - 26 Walker St, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Evarts, Elizabeth Moran "Wiz" - 6 Oct 1926 - New York City, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 4 Apr 1940 - 530 86 St, Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Apr 2006 - Kent (Town of), Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From Newspapers.com

      Hartford Courant (Hartford, Connecticut), 27 Feb 1945, p. 39:

      A special Republican guest at a luncheon Friday for GOP National Chairman Mary Louise Smith at the Hartford Sheraton will be Mrs. Katherine Evarts of Kent.

      Mrs. Evarts' great-grandfather was Edwin D. Morgan, one of the four founders of the Republican party. He was the fourth GOP national chairman. The luncheon will be at noon.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

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      From Newspapers.com

      Hartford Courant (Hartford, Connecticut), 20 Mar 1965, p. 8:

      Church to Shy from Hearing on Birth Control

      Counsel for the Roman Catholic Church in Connecticut said Friday the church will take no part in Tuesday's public hearing on the controversial birth control bill at the State Capitol.

      Atty. Jospeh P. Cooney noted that a suit testing the constitutionality of the state's bill prohibiting birth control is now before the U.S. Supreme County with a decision expected very shortly.

      . . .

      The bill, reintroduced by State Rep. Katherine Evarts, R-Kent, would strike the anti-birth control statute from the state's books. In the past, the Roman Catholic Church has strongly opposed such proposals.

      Researched by Ted Smith

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  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 3), 2 Feb 2016.
      From Find A Grave Memorial# 39350687
      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=39350687

      Katharine Avery Morgan Evarts
      Birth: Oct. 29, 1898, USA
      Death: Apr. 19, 2006, USA

      New York Times, May 7, 2006. p.43:

      EVARTS--Katharine Avery of Kent, CT died peacefully on April 19, 2006, at the age of 107. She was born in Westbury, Long Island on October 29, 1898. As a child, Mrs. Evarts lived with her family at ''Wheatly.'' Summers were spent in Newport, where she became an accomplished sailor, inspired by her father, Edwin D. Morgan, who had defended the America's Cup with the sloop Columbia in 1901. She lived in Windsor, Vermont, during her marriage to Jeremiah Maxwell Evarts, where she managed the Evarts family farm. She and her five children moved to New York City in 1935 where she worked at the Brearley School from which she had graduated in 1916. Mrs. Evarts moved to Kent at the suggestion of her sisterin-law, Dr. Josephine Evarts, in 1941 and bought a beautiful old farm on Cobble Lane. She continued with farming, bringing down a few cows, horses, and equipment by train and truck from the old farm in Vermont. Little by little Cobble Hill Farm developedinto a prize-winning Golden Guernsey dairy herd. She loved running it, mainly with the help of Myron Jennings, her favorite farm manager. He worked for and with her from 1946 until she entered The Kent nursing home in 1995. She was a great believer in hard work, education, citizenship, and responsibility. A very important part of her life in Kent was her work with allthe boards and committees she served on to help make the world a better place. For 40 years she worked with League of Women Voters in Kent, including serving as president. She was a charter member of FISH, served on the Board of Deacons at the Congregational Church, was a member of the Republican Town Committee, belonged to the Kent Grange and served on the Farm Bureau Board as well as the Extension Service Board, the Connecticut State Board of Planned Parenthood, theConnecticut Child Welfare Association Board, and was president of the Litchfield County Republican Women's Association. In addition, and in the tradition of her great-grandfather, Edwin D. Morgan, Civil War governor of New York, she ran for he Connecticut House of Representatives. She was elected in November 1958, to represent the Town of Kent, and served for four terms. After her retirement she became an active member of the OWLs (Organization of Women Legislators), which worked to push for state legislation on behalf of women's needs and issues. She is survived by four children: Mary Steele of Cambridge, Mass.; Katharine E. Merck of Lexington, Mass.; Elizabeth E. de Rham of Cambridge, Mass.; and Jasper M. Evarts of South Dartmouth, Mass.; 19 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, and 2 greatgreat grandchildren; and by Sue Howland, a devoted helper for more than 40 years. She was predeceased by her oldest son, Maxwell Evarts, of Mount Kisco, New York, who died in 1986, and by her oldest grandchild, Katharine Evarts Merck, who died in 1961. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Katharine A. Evarts Scholarship Fund at the Kent School, Kent, Conn. 06757 (only children of residents of the Town of Kent are eligible for these scholarships). A private burial was held in Hartford, CT at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

      Burial:
      Cedar Hill Cemetery
      Hartford
      Hartford County
      Connecticut, USA

      Created by: Darlina Shaw
      Record added: Jul 12, 2009
      Find A Grave Memorial# 39350687

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S1282] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 16 Apr 2016.
      From The Duyckinck and allied families : being a record of the descendants of Evert Duyckinck who settle . . .

      p. 125
      No. 2381
      Elizabeth Mary Moran, of Sarah, Elizabeth, Richard B., James, Evert, Evert, Evert, m. Apr. 11, 1888, Edwin D. Morgan. Children (Morgan):
      2437. Elizabeth Sarah, b. Jan. 18, 1889.
      2438. Edwin D., b. May 17, 1890.
      2439. Theodore M., b. April 3, 1894; d. Feb. 5, 1900.
      2440. Thomas Archer, b. July 3, 1895.
      2441. Katherine Avery, b. Oct 29, 1898.
      2442. Jasper, b. Jan. 28, 1900.

    3. [S999] 1920 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 16 Apr 2016.
      1920 Census, enumerated 6 Jan 1920 at 26 Walker St in Cambridge Ward 9, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States

      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Jeremiah Evarts Head M 24 Vermont
      Catherine Evarts Wife F 21 New York
      Mary Evarts Daughter F 0 New York
      Lillian Hachett Servant F 28 Ireland
      Catherine Macneil Servant F 26 Canada

      "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXBP-ZQD : accessed 16 April 2016), Jeremiah Evarts, Cambridge Ward 9, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet 6B, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,708.


    4. [S999] 1920 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 16 Apr 2016.
      1940 Census, enumerated 4 Apr 1940 at 530 86 St in Manhattan, New York City, New York, New York, United States

      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Catherine Evarts Head F 40 New York
      Mary Evarts Daughter F 20 New York
      Maxwell Evarts Son M 19 Massachusetts
      Catherine M Evarts Daughter F 16 New York
      Elizabeth Evarts Daughter F 13 New York
      Jasper Evarts Son M 5 New York
      Allison Bowman Maid F 29 Scotland
      Citing this Record

      "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQTJ-DPF : accessed 16 April 2016), Elizabeth Evarts in household of Catherine Evarts, Assembly District 16, Manhattan, New York City, New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 31-1452, sheet 3B, family 120, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 2658.



    5. [S879] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 16 Apr 2016.
      Name: Katharine Avery Evarts
      [Katharine Evarts]
      [Katharine Avery Morgan]
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Birth Date: 29 Oct 1898
      Birth Place: Wheatly Long, New York
      [Wheatly Long|]
      Death Date: 18 Apr 2006
      Father: Edwin D Morgan
      Mother: Elizabeth Moran
      Citizenship or Alien Status: U.S. citizen.
      Claim Date: 20 Jun 1966
      Type of Claim: Duplicate SSN - change or replacement.
      Signature on SSN Card: KATHARINE EVARTS
      Additional Information: Duplicate request; evidence of identity only submitted.
      Notes: 10 Oct 1995: Name listed as KATHARINE AVERY EVARTS; 10 Mar 1966: Name listed as KATHARINE EVARTS

      Researched by Ted Smith

    6. [S62] New York Times (Reliability: 3), 11 May 2017.
      Paid Notice: Deaths
      EVARTS, KATHARINE AVERY
      Published: May 7, 2006

      EVARTS--Katharine Avery of Kent, CT died peacefully on April 19, 2006, at the age of 107. She was born in Westbury, Long Island on October 29, 1898. As a child, Mrs. Evarts lived with her family at ''Wheatly.'' Summers were spent in Newport, where she became an accomplished sailor, inspired by her father, Edwin D. Morgan, who had defended the America's Cup with the sloop Columbia in 1901. She lived in Windsor, Vermont, during her marriage to Jeremiah Maxwell Evarts, where she managed the Evarts family farm. She and her five children moved to New York City in 1935 where she worked at the Brearley School from which she had graduated in 1916. Mrs. Evarts moved to Kent at the suggestion of her sisterin-law, Dr. Josephine Evarts, in 1941 and bought a beautiful old farm on Cobble Lane. She continued with farming, bringing down a few cows, horses, and equipment by train and truck from the old farm in Vermont. Little by little Cobble Hill Farm developedinto a prize-winning Golden Guernsey dairy herd. She loved running it, mainly with the help of Myron Jennings, her favorite farm manager. He worked for and with her from 1946 until she entered The Kent nursing home in 1995. She was a great believer in hard work, education, citizenship, and responsibility. A very important part of her life in Kent was her work with allthe boards and committees she served on to help make the world a better place. For 40 years she worked with League of Women Voters in Kent, including serving as president. She was a charter member of FISH, served on the Board of Deacons at the Congregational Church, was a member of the Republican Town Committee, belonged to the Kent Grange and served on the Farm Bureau Board as well as the Extension Service Board, the Connecticut State Board of Planned Parenthood, theConnecticut Child Welfare Association Board, and was president of the Litchfield County Republican Women's Association. In addition, and in the tradition of her great-grandfather, Edwin D. Morgan, Civil War governor of New York, she ran for he Connecticut House of Representatives. She was elected in November 1958, to represent the Town of Kent, and served for four terms. After her retirement she became an active member of the OWLs (Organization of Women Legislators), which worked to push for state legislation on behalf of women's needs and issues. She is survived by four children: Mary Steele of Cambridge, Mass.; Katharine E. Merck of Lexington, Mass.; Elizabeth E. de Rham of Cambridge, Mass.; and Jasper M. Evarts of South Dartmouth, Mass.; 19 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, and 2 greatgreat grandchildren; and by Sue Howland, a devoted helper for more than 40 years. She was predeceased by her oldest son, Maxwell Evarts, of Mount Kisco, New York, who died in 1986, and by her oldest grandchild, Katharine Evarts Merck, who died in 1961. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Katharine A. Evarts Scholarship Fund at the Kent School, Kent, Conn. 06757 (only children of residents of the Town of Kent are eligible for these scholarships). A private burial was held in Hartford, CT at Cedar Hill Cemetery.


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