John W. Como

Male 1857 - 1929  (~ 71 years)


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  • Name John W. Como  [1
    Born Dec 1857  Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Jun 1929  Yorkville, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Jun 1930  Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2124  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2021 

    Father Nelson Como,   b. 18 May 1810, Rouville, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1887, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Marinda Tyrrell,   b. Nov 1834, Cornwall, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1910, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 17 Oct 1854  Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6829  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Delila Thayer,   b. Aug 1869, East Saginaw, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1899, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Married 19 Jun 1886  Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. infant Como,   b. Abt 1887, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1888, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)  [natural]
     2. Blanche Como,   b. Jan 1889, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1906, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 16 years)  [natural]
     3. John Earl Como,   b. 24 Aug 1891, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1951, Utica, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
     4. Leona Pearl Como,   b. Jul 1893, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1964, Utica, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • - 1860 U.S. census: John is 3 years old and is living with parents Nelson and Marinda "Commo" in Ogdensburg's First Ward. He was born in New York State.

      - 1865 N.Y. state census, Ogdensburg 4th ward: John is 6 years old and is living with his parents Nelson and Marinda Como.

      - Aug. 27, 1866, Ogdensburg Daily Journal: A gang of seven boys, the oldest, about fifteen years, the youngest seven, were arrested by Officer King yesterday morning for robbing gardens of fruit. They were committed to the lockup to await trial, and there is good prospect that some of them will be sent to the House of Refuge. For some time this gang has been carrying on their transactions to the great annoyance of garden proprietors residing on the west side of the Bridge. It is hoped that their arrest will prove a warning to all boys who have an itching for the choice fruit, of our village gardens. Upon trial six of these boys, named Paul Denny, George LaDuke, Thomas Mason, Solomon Gadbaw, William Como and John Como, were convicted, and are now in the lockup, their sentence having been held under advisement.

      - 1870 U.S census: John is 12 years old and is livig with his parents Nelson and Marinda Como.

      - On 19 June 1886, marriage of John W. Como and Delila Thayer, 17, in Ogdensburg, N.Y. Witnesses were Mary Thayer and John Thayer. This is John's first marriage. John will be 28 on his next birthday. Delila was born in East Saginaw, MI to Robert Thayer and Harriet Rehor. This is her first marriage. Married at the Congregational parsonage by the Rev. J. S. Ainslie.

      - 1900 U.S. Census: John is 42 years old and is living at 83 King St. His wife died the previous year. He is working as a fireman in a stove factory. Living with him are his children Blanche, 11; Earl, 8; Leona, 6; his mother Marinda, 65 and a boarder, Stacy Norman, 25. John was born in NY state but his parents were born in Canada. He was born in December of 1857.

      - 1905 NYS census: Residing on Ogden Street are John C. Como, 48, Irene Como, his mother, 72; son John E. 13; daugh. Pearl L., 11; Louis Todd, 27; Maud Todd, 23; William Todd, 1; and Edna Todd, one month. Missing is Blanche, who would be 16.

      - 1910 U.S. census: John Como is 53 years old and living on Lake St. with his son Earl J., 18; daughter Leona Porter, 16; and her son David E. Porter, two months. John Como is listed as being a widower.

      - 1925 New York census: John C. Como is 68 years old and is living at the home of his son, John E. Como and his family at 106 Riverside Ave. in Ogdensburg.

      - Ogdensburg city directory, 1925, Como John, lab, b 106 Riverside Ave. (house of John Earl Como.)

      - June 9, 1929: The funeral of John Como, 65, (he was 71) who died at Yorkville Tuesday, (June 4, 1929) was held Thursday (June 6) at the home of Fred B. Vallance, 923 Morris Street. Rev. L. P. Franklin conducted services and burial was in the Ogdensburg Cemetery, Mr. Como went to Yorkville last February to reside with his daughter, Miss Leona Como. A son, Earl Como, of Ogdensburg, also survives. Mr. Como was a brother of William Como of Tampa, Fla.; George Como, Mrs. Vina Nevin and Mrs. Minnie Hoadley of Ogdensburg.

      - John Como, age 61, (71) died June 4, 1929 at the home of his daughter, Miss Leona Como, in Yorkville, N.Y. He is survived by one son, Earl, of Ogdnesburg, a daughter, Leona of Yorkville, two brothers, George Como of Ogdensburg, and William of Tampa, Florida, and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Hoadley, and Mrs. Vina Nevins, of Ogdensburg. The funeral was from the home of Fred Vallance, 923 Morris St. in Ogdensburg, and interment will be made in Ogdensburg Cemetery.

      - Ogdensburg Cemetery index reads "Como John - located at Range 20 Lot 18." There is no stone at that location. Earl Como remembers the funeral being in the Ogdensburg Cemetery when he was very young. He said he recalls a small hill being nearby.

      - John was a laborer. Earl Como wrote that his grandfather was very acrobatic, and was an alcoholic. He went to his daughter Leona's to live in Feb. 1930 when his health was very poor and died four months later. John's obituary gives his age as 61, but he must have been 71 or 72 at the time of his death. The fact that he was born in late 1857 or early 1858 is shown by all the census records and his marriage record.

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] Como-recore.FTW.