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151 Based on 1930 census data Browning, Philip Macy (I144)
152 Based on age reported in 1850 census Williams, Susan (I3272)
153 Based on annotation in 1893 City Directory for City of Albany (see attached media) and recording in St. Frances Cem. 
Judge, Catharine (I3280)
154 Based on Burial Card date of death and recorded age. See Death tag. Bloomingdale, Ann (I3504)
155 Beaumont heiress Beaumont, Maud de (I1078)
156 Became Mecklenburg In 1765 Wagstaff, Basel (I2710)
157 Believe burried at Riverside Cemetery, Linn Co, Oregon. Dunbar, Elizar M (I392)
158 Bert Ring appears to be listed twice in 1940 Census
Source Type: Census 
Source (S443)
159 Betsy Bratt and William Fowler are listed trustees Bratt, David (I4956)
160 Bio from

From the Nevada State Journal, Sunday, May 4, 1975, page 7:


Two Careers Enough For One Man? Now He'll Be An Author

Forty years is a long time to spend on one career. John C. "Jack" Reifschneider of Reno did just that with Jack's Auto Metal Body Shop in Reno. He opened it on North Virginia Street near the corner of 4th Street in 1929.

He retired in 1968 and his business was considered the longest lived of its kind in Reno. But Reifschneider, now 86, had an earlier career before getting into the auto reconstruction enterprise. He was a glass blower.

Reifschneider was a lad of 20 when he arrived in Beausejour, Manitoba, Canada, on a winter day in February and the temperature reading 47 degrees below zero. He spent three working seasons at the Manitoba Glass Factory.

"I was asked if I wanted to be a mold boy," Reifschneider wrote in a rough draft of a proposed book he plans on the art and history of glass blowing. He is being helped by his wife of 55 years, Olga.

"The superintendent soon learned he was talking to a union glass blower," Reifschneider continued. He said he was probably the youngest journeyman at the time.

Although having worked as a mold boy for four years, Reifschneider only served four months of a five-year apprenticeship before receiving his union card.

He'd signed as an apprentice with the American Bottle Company in his home town of Belleville, Illinois, in March of 1908, but in June of that year the company closed.

"The officials released me and a friend and gave us journeymen cards with the Green Bottle Blowers Association for $25 each," he wrote, adding, "It was up to us to prove our skill in the trade."

After working for the Illinois Glass Company in Alton, Illinois, he went to the Sydenham Glass Company, Limited, in Wallaceburg, Ontario, and then on to Beausejour in 1909 until the end of the season in June.

He said it was the custom for glass factories to close during July and August in order to make necessary repairs and changes in the tank furnaces and factories.

Upon his arrival at Beausejour, Reifschneider was told the original glass factory was operated by Polish glass blowers who used pots for mixing glass and the European method to make the free blown containers.

It wasn't long until the factory was rebuilt to cater to the American method, and American glass blowers took jobs. Reifschneider recalled the types of containers made in the Manitoba Glass Factory as being amber and green beer and soda bottles.

After he left in December of 1911, the factory was changed over to semi-automation in early 1912. The factory then produced clear flint bottles shaped like ten pins for a beverage firm, lids for Ball Brothers, clear medicine bottles and ink bottles.

In the several times the Reifschneiders have visited Beausejour since an initial journey in 1954, they have obtained from friends there several of the beer bottles made then. They include an amber bottle McDonagh & Shea, Winnipeg; green bottle E. L. Drury, Winnipeg and green bottle Pelissier and Sons, Winnipeg.

Reifschneider said the American method of glass blowing required a tank furnace constructed of fire-clay brick and fire clay, which could operate continuously for 10 months of the year, providing glass blowers, working in teams called "shops" with good quality working glass full time.

The tank furnace in the Manitoba factory was built semi-circular of fire-clay brick imported from St Louis, Missouri. A bridge of fire clay was built lengthwise in the center of the tank, in the lower center of which was an opening or throat.

The batch of raw material including mullet (scrap glass) was fed into the rear of the tank, the melted glass flowed through the throat into the front to form a pool of molten glass.

The semi-circular side in front had openings called glory holes, from which the glass blowers gathered the glass on pipes.

Efficient operation of the furnace required glass in weight (tonnage), removed by the glass blowers, be balanced with the amount in weight of batch fed into the rear of the furnace.

Tamarack wood was burned through a flue to make the gas from which flames played around and over the open furnace. Crude oil heated the double glory hole unit which was separate and used in the final operation of making bottles.

Each shop was a working unit of men and boys, working on two levels or benches with three journeymen glass blowers, one mold-boy, one glory hole boy, and one carrying in boy.

The glass blower heated the end of the blow pipe cherry red, gathered a small amount of glass on it, rolled it on the stone on the upper level, blew into the pipe to form a stem, dipped it into water to cool slightly, gathered more glass and blew again, working it on the stone.

It was then placed in a singed, two-way, air-cooled mold, which was clamped by the mold-boy on the lower level. The glass blower blew again to form the bottle to shape. The mold boy took it out of the mold and set it on a table.

The glory hole boy placed it in a clamp the size of the bottle, ground off the rough glass on the neck, and placed the bottle in the double glory hole to heat the neck cherry red.

It went to the gaffer sitting on a bench. He had a tool to finish the neck, using a mix of charcoal and powered resin. the glory-hole boy put the bottle on a paddle and carried it to a conveyor belt in the annealing oven (lehr), which was kept at 1,300 degrees.

If the heat was too hot, the bottles stuck together and were ruined. If the oven was too cold, the annealing process failed. That was how the bottles were made, according to Reifschneider.

While he has had two different careers, he also has had a lifetime hobby - photography. Reifschneider has his own pictures to peruse to remember the good old days of glass blowing, and to use in his book.

Masonic Memorial Gardens
Washoe County
Nevada, USA
Plot: West Mausoleum (East Entrance) 
Reifschneider, John C. (I582)
161 Biography
(Shamelessly stolen from Find-a-grave)
Memorial added by user: SLGMSD

USMA Class of 1938. Cullum No. 11222.

On May 1, 1934 as James Rhea Luper, he married Rosalind Price in Yuma County, Arizona, both age 21 years of Los Angeles, California. The marriage was annulled on June 15, 1934. On June 18, 1938, he married Louise Perrine Ryder, daughter of Lieut. Colonel Charles W. Ryder, Commandant of the United States Military Academy, in the chapel at West Point, New York. In 1943 as James R. Luper, he divorced Louise Luper in Dade County, Florida. Both later remarried. On December 24, 1946, Louise Luper (1916-1993) married John Francis King at Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. On November 23, 1943, he married Rene (Irene) Hiller. In 1954 his widow, Rene Hiller Luper married John Russell Dillon in Polk County, Florida. In May 1956 as Rene G. Luper, she married Walter S. Hardin in Manatee County, Florida.

James Rhea Luper Jr. was the son of James Rhea Luper, a former Oregon state engineer and Eleanor Potter Luper Bouvy. He graduated from Hill Military Academy in Portland and attended the University of Oregon. In 1933, he enlisted in the United States Army. In 1934, he received an appointment to the United States Military Academy from Senator Frederick Steiwer. Upon graduation in 1938 he was assigned to the Army Air Force. After training he remained at Randolph Field to assist in the training of Aviation Cadets. Following assignments included Director of Training and Commandant of Cadets, Army Air Forces Pre-Flight School at Maxwell Field in Alabama; Executive for Training and Operations, Army Air Forces Officer Candidate School and Officer Training School in Miami Beach, Florida.

After dozens of requests he was assigned to a bombardment squadron. His B-17 was the 1,000th Fortress built by the Douglas Aircraft Company at Long Beach, California and was named Rene III in honor of his wife. It was assigned to the 750th Bombardment Squadron. On January 4, 1944 he took over as Commanding officer of the 457th Heavy Bombardment Group. The aircraft left Grand Island, Nebraska on January 17, 1944 flying to the British Isles, arriving at United States Station 130, Glatton between January 21 and February 1, 1944. During World War II, he served 16 months in Europe and flew 20 missions. On October 7, 1944, he led the Fireball Outfit to Politz where his B-17 and was shot down over Stettin, Germany. Seven of the 11 men aboard died. He bailed out at 25,000 feet, landing in Stettin Bay where he was picked up by a German launch after two hours in the water. He escaped from the prison train, but was recaptured after six days. He was sent to Stalag Luft III near Sagan, German where 6,667 other American POWs were held and was liberated on April 29, 1945.

He was the model for the character of Colonel Joseph Ryan played by Frank Sinatra in the movie made from the book Von Ryan's Express by David Westheimer (1917-2005), who was also a POW at Stalag Luft III during World War II. After the war he attended several Service Schools and spent 2 ? years in China where he was Deputy Director of the Air Force Advisory Group. General Curtis LeMay assigned him as Chief of Security, Strategic Air Command. He established a Security School at Camp Carson in Colorado training thousands of officers and airmen. In 1951 he became Deputy Inspector for Security at Strategic Air Command Headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. Later in the year he was scheduled to be the Air Provost Marshal General assigned at the District of Columbia.

On Saturday, February 28, 1953, he was piloting an Air Force B-26 from Ent Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado to Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Nebraska. The plane was making its final approach with the aid of the Ground Controlled Approach (radar) system when it lost altitude rapidly and crashed about nine miles west of the base near the Platte River. Colonel Luper, Lieut. Colonel George R. Groves of Dallas, Texas an Army officer attached to Colonel Luper's office and Tech. Sgt. James R. Armstrong of Garden City, Alabama, a flight engineer, all died in the crash. His decorations included the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster and the Air Medal with two clusters. The Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service from January 11, 1951 to February 28, 1953 was awarded posthumously to Colonel James R. Luper, 1448A, United States Air Force. Survivors included his widow, the former Rene Hiller of Philadelphia; five children: Jare Luper, age 6; a second daughter, age 5 and son, age 2 1/2 of Omaha; daughter, Carol Luper and son from his first marriage of Richmond, Virginia and one sister, Mrs. Carl (Eleanor) Neupert of Portland, Oregon.

Sources: Daily Capital Journal, Salem, Oregon Saturday, September 28, 1946 and Monday, March 2, 1953 and United States Military Academy Association of Graduates memorial.

While assigned as a group commander at Tucson, Arizona, General Curtis LeMay recognized Jim's outstanding qualities and assigned him as Chief of Security, Strategic Air Command. The present concept of Air Force Security is Jim's brainchild.
In February of 1953, Jim was informed that he would soon be transferred to Washington to be the Air Provost Marshal General. While returning to Omaha from an inspection tour of several bases. Jim requested a Ground Control Approach (Radar) to assist him in his landing at Offutt Air Force Base. The night was bitterly cold and snow filled the air. There was a crash-and then silence. Jim had joined "the Long Gray Line."

-Bertram C. Harrison, Colonel, USAF 
Luper, Col James R Jr (I4700)
162 biography was included in Biographical Dictionary and Portrate Gallery of Eminent and Self Made Men, Quebec and the Maritime Provinces Edition. American Biographical Publishing Company, 1881. PDF pages, in personal archives.

"FA Cutter, Senior

The Canadian Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-made Men: Quebec and Maritime Provinces Volume, Volume 2
Front Cover
American Biographical Publishing Company, 1881 - Canada - 759 pages
Page 284,5

One of the best known men in the county of Brome is Frederick Augustus Cutter a medical practitioner here for fifty years. He dates his birth at New Ipswich Hillsboro county NH being a son of Moody and Henrietta (Fisher) Cutter, both of New England origin. His father was a lawyer, and when the son was five years old the family removed to Stoddard, Chesshire county, in the same state where Moody Cutter practiced his profession until his death at forty-five years of age.

Dr Cutter was educated in district schools, and in the medical department of Dartmouth college Hanover NH, receiving his diploma in 1829 and settling in Sutton in December of that year making a little more than half a century since he opened an office here. In the earlier years of his practice, his rides extended over a considerable portion of what is now the county of Brome and into two townships in the county of Missisquoi. Up to a few years ago his practice was large and remunerative; latterly he has aimed to curtail it, and now he rarely goes into the country, unless sent for with a carriage. Considering his age and the hardships he has endured, he is a well preserved man, with a perfectly erect form, and considerable endurance. Probably no man in the neighborhood is more highly respected.

Dr. Cutter has been a commissioner of the Commissioners' Court for thirty five years, a justice of the peace perhaps half as long; was at one period a town councilor; was for seven years secretary of the school corporation of the township of Sutton, and was appointed a coroner, and to take depositions in the Superior Court, but never qualified for the former office and has done no business in the latter.

Dr Cutter is a member of the Evangelical Advent Church at Sutton and served for years as its clerk. His moral character stands far above reproach.

He has been married twice the first time in 1830 to Miss HP Butterfield of Stoddard NH who died in 1840 after having given birth to four children. Only one of them Reuben M Cutter who is employed in the Sutton Railway office is now living. His second marriage was in 1842, to Miss Mary A Jackman of Sutton, who has been the mother of four sons and four daughters, three of each still living. Frederic Augustus Cutter, Jr. is a physician and surgeon a graduate of McGill College, Montrea,l and of the Bellevue Hospital Medical College, N.Y., and a leading man in his profession at Sutton. Their son, Henry is in California and George is at home. The three daughters have all been married, and one of them, Eveline, is the widow of Whiting R. Ball and living at Boulton, P.Q. The other two, Mrs. William O. Regan and Mrs. George Wood, reside in Sutton.

When Dr. Cutter settled in his present home, there were not more than three or four miles of made road in the township, and no bridge across the river in the village of Sutton, except in sleighing time. He rode on horse-back until about twenty years ago, and in fording streams and finding his way through the woods, often had not only hard but perilous rides. He cannot "shoulder his crutch and tell how fields were won," but he can explain how swollen streams were crossed fifty years ago. 
Cutter, Frederic Augustus (I318)
163 Birth and death dates taken from headstone Cutter, Carol (I3752)
164 Birth and Death from California Death Index 1940-1997 Ringo, Harold Clay (I4162)
165 Birth Certificate in family records Hanna, Ruth Blanche (I574)
166 Birth Certificate in family records Smith, Harry Frances (I74)
167 Birth date calculated from 1897 passenger manifest Hamburg to New York, F?rst Bismarck, departure date 2 Sep 1897
First name and relationship from Passport Application of Mark in 1897. 
Elizabeth (I4871)
168 Birth date calculated from Menand's Cemetery Card. Family (F1471)
169 Birth date from 1900 Census, and also Passport Application 30 Jun 1897. In Passport appl., he is applying to live in Hamburg Germany (but he's back by 1900 Census.) Goodman, Marcus Schwabacher (I4556)
170 Birth date from Find-a-grave record Owenby, James E (I3109)
171 Birth date from in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 ( Bratt, Kathryn Frances (I66)
172 Birth date listed on 1901 Canadian census Ahern, Elizabeth T (I215)
173 Birth date listed on 1901 Canadian Census Cutter, Dr. Frederic Augustus (I212)
174 Birth date verified by U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, Claim date: 20 Jan 1953. ( U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015. Also confirmed in Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 ) Conkey, Marie Louise (I85)
175 Birth dates reported differently:
Daniel Sr. Mar 1844
Joseph - Jan 1872
Nellie - Feb 1885
Daniel - July 1887
Ralph - June 1892
Roy - June 1892
Source Type: Census 
Source (S139)
176 Birth place of Nina's parents is different from previous census. Sarah only reports living children (3). In previous census, reported 6 born, 3 living.
Source Type: Census 
Source (S323)
177 Birth recorded at 3 PM
Source Type: Birth 
Source (S330)
178 Birth recorded: [page 23] 1726

Elyzabeth, of Joh. and Mar. Wyngaart. Wit.: Ab. and Anna Wyngaart. 
Wyngaart, Elizabeth (I4096)
179 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Renison, P-S (I20)
180 Birth, Death, Mother and Father family names documented in Calif. Death Index: California, Death Index, 1940-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2000. Goodman, Edgar Lewis (I4557)
181 Birthdate from 1900 US Census, San Diego. Gosner, Mary E. (I874)
182 Birthplace for John and Bertha are reversed in Census. Paulina's name reported as Burns
Source Type: Census 
Source (S228)
183 Births recorded at Newbury, in Early vital records of Essex County, Massachusetts to about 1850. (Wheat Ridge), Vol 1, pg. 240, Secondary quality.

Daniel, s. James, jr. and Mary, Jan. 9, 1725.
Jackman, Daniel (I3853)
184 Births recorded at Newbury, in Early vital records of Essex County, Massachusetts to about 1850. (Wheat Ridge), Vol 1, pg. 241, Secondary quality.

Hester, d. James, Sept. 12, 1651
Jackman, Hester (I3912)
185 Births recorded at Newbury, in Early vital records of Essex County, Massachusetts to about 1850. (Wheat Ridge), Vol 1, pg. 243, Secondary quality.

Sara, d. James, abt. Jan. 18, 1647.
Jackman, Sarah (I3907)
186 Births recorded in Newbury, in Early vital records of Essex County, Massachusetts to about 1850. (Wheat Ridge), Vol 1, pg. 241, Secondary quality.

James, s. Richard and Elisabeth, Sept. 5, 1686.
Jackman, James (I3879)
187 Bitha's brother, Burton Lawless was a founder of the town Arrow Rock, Missouri, located about 15 miles from Boonville where Bitha and John Kelly lived. He was a prominent Citizen of Arrow Rock and his home is on the Historical Register Lawless, Bitha (I3395)
188 Blanche Birth Month -- Feb. In the previous dwelling, Henry (believe to be Frank's Brother) is listed with Susan (presume to be his wife). With 2 year old daughter Ulla and 2 month old Burness (boy). Both families had daughter Ulla.
Source Type: Census 
Source (S505)
189 BMR, Book #1043, pp. 1-12 (FHL #025,690)
"FORTY FIFTH COMPANY. -- Zetland, 250 souls. It was the intention of Apostle Orson Pratt to have chartered a ship to sail about the twentieth of September, 1849, but he was unable to find one that was suitable, until he had succeeded in chartering the large, new and splendid ship Zetland, which had already brought over one company of Saints before. The fare, including the necessary provisions, was ?3 7 shillings 6 demies for adults; for children under fourteen years, ?2 10 shillings; infants under twelve months, free. The Zetland sailed from Liverpool, November 10th, 1849, with about two hundred and fifty Saints on board, under the presidency of Elder Samuel H. Hawkins, and arrived at New Orleans, December 24th, 1849, with about two hundred and fifty Saints on board, under the presidency of Elder Samuel H. Hawkins, and arrived at New Orleans, December 24th, 1849, all the emigrants enjoying good health and spirits; they were received by the church agent, Elder Thomas McKenzie, who arranged transportation with a number of the emigrants to St. Louis, while others tried to get employment in New Orleans, in order to earn means wherewith to continue the journey. At that time, however, business was very dull in New Orleans, and thousands of able-bodied men were walking about in idleness. The weather was also very warm and sickly. The part of the company which continued the journey up the river, arrived at St. Louis, Missouri, January 11th, 1850. (Millennial Star, Vol. XI, pages 315, 361;Vol. XII, pages 43, 75.)" "November. Sat. 10. [1849] -- The ship Zetland sailed from Liverpool, England, with 250 Saints, under the direction of S. H. Hawkins. It arrived at New Orleans Dec. 24th."
Hawkins, Samuel Harris (I233)
190 Boarding with Max Rogers and his wife, Mildred, Associate Engineer.
Source Type: Census 
Source (S314)
191 Bording with Westley Kantor and family (Wife Dorothy, and daughter Donna)
Source Type: Census 
Source (S329)
192 Born 9:45 AM
Weight: 7.25 lbs
Named a few days after birth
In a letter from Katherine to her mother (Lenore), she writes: "We aren't going to spoil her in fact we're going to be careful to see that other folks don't. She won't be picked up or rocked it would be fun to rock her when she's awake but she will be sweeter without so much attention."
In the early days, Katherine writes of having house-help "a Japanese girl." She came half day every day (2:30 in the afternoon until the dinner dishes are done") and full day on Saturday. They paid her $2.50/week. Katherine writes: "Did you ever hear of anyone working so cheap?" Compare this to a later letter where she complains about the high prices of food. She describes her grocery bill at $35/mo (maybe that's what they could afford?). Says "... I run short sometimes if I don't be awful careful." 
Cutter, Morneen Kamiki (I12)
193 Born after fathers death Gove, Edmund (I3940)
194 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Knight, M.K. (I714)
195 Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA,
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Bookkeepers and cashiers, except bank cashiers
Single, without children
Height: 71 (In); Weight: 198
( U.S., World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2005. ) 
Ray, Paul James (I146)
196 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family (F1750)
197 Burial card, Menands Cemetery
James Milwain lot, Lot 15, Section 26
Age 40 years, 7 months, 4 days = birth date Nov. 20, 1781 
Bloomingdale, Ann (I3504)
198 Buried next to husband, James Martin B. Luper
Plot: DIV 6 SEC 1
Find A Grave Memorial# 41519798 
Gosner, Mary E. (I874)
199 Buried next to wife, Mollie E Norris
Plot: DIV 6 SEC 1
Find A Grave Memorial# 41519798 
Luper, James Martin Bernheisel (I150)
200 Burns caused by hot tar -- fell off ladder into vat, died 2 days later Fithian, Elmer Ellsworth Jr (I702)

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