Nicholas Timothy Walling

Male 1858 - 1900  (38 years)


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  • Name Nicholas Timothy Walling  [1
    Born 26 Apr 1858  Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1897 and 1900  Detroit, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9924  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2021 

    Father Roch Robert Walling,   b. 29 Apr 1833, Chateauguay, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1907, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hannah Fogarty,   b. 1834, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1889, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 26 Oct 1854  St Mary's Cathedral, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • - 1860 U.S. census, St. Lawrence Count, Ogdensburg 2nd ward: Timothy is listed as Nicholas, 2 years old, born in New York State.
      - 1865 N.Y. state census: Nicholas is 6 years old and is livig with his parents, Robert and Hannah Walling.
      - 1870 U.S. census, Ogdensburg, Listed as Nicholas, 12 years old and living at home with his parents Robert and Anna Walling.
      - 1875 (March 16 Journal) N.T. Walling has taken the stand formerly occupied by J.H. Godden and will carry on the flour and feed business in connection with the hay scales.
      - 1880 U.S. census, Ogdensburg, Nicholas is 22 years old and living on New York Avenue with his parents. He is working as a porter. He is single.
      - 1885 city directory: Walling Nicholas T., plumbing, h 139 New York Ave (with him are father Robert R., and sisters Mary J., a dressmaker, and Annie.)

      In 1880 Timothy relocated to Detroit, Michigan where at age 22 he worked as a servant in the George A. Owen household. Owen was a dry goods dealer in Detroit. The census shows Nicholas as being born in 1858 in New York State. In the 1880 Detroit city directory is Walling, N. Timothy, porter, Amos House.
      - 1881 Detroit city directory: Nicholas T. Walling, porter, boards at the Wiley House.
      - 1882 Detroit: Timothy N. Walling, bartender at 42 Michigan Grand Ave.
      - 1883-1885 Detroit directories: Timothy is not found because he's back in Ogdensburg where he is listed in the 1885 Ogdensburg city directory as a plumber, living with his father on NY Ave.)

      In 1885, Timothy left Ogdensburg and returned to Michigan, and his brother William C. went with him. Both are found living together in the 1886 directory of Bay City, Mich: Walling, Timothy N. and William C., laborers, both board at the Elk Hotel. In 1886, they both moved to Detroit, where they are found in the following Detroit city directories:
      - 1886: Walling, Timothy, driver for G.F. Case, boards 167 Woodbridge W.
      Walling, William C., bartender for Frank Mullen, bds 47 Fort east.
      - 1887: Walling, Timothy, driver for B.G. Latimer, rooms at 14 State St.
      - 1888: Walling, Timothy N. driver, rooms 235 Brush
      Walling, William C., horseshoer Hogan & Gilhula, bds. The Colburn
      - 1889: Walling, Timothy, driver, bds 24 Gatriot Ave.
      Walling, William C., horseshoer, bds Rice's Hotel
      - 1890: The directory states that "Walling, Timothy, removed to Saginaw, Mich."
      William is found in later Detroit directories where he died Aug. 26, 1892. Timothy returned to Bay City and is found in the 1890 directory: Bay City Mich, Timothy N. Walling, hostler, boards 126 Washington.
      - 1894, Grand Rapids, Mich. Timothy Walling, cook, boards Hotel Cadillac
      - 1897, Detroit, Timothy Walling, cook, rooms at 15 Brush
      There are no further listings for Timothy nor a record of his death in Michigan. When his sister, Anna Walling Burlingame died in 1913, among survivors are "one brother, Cornelius, in the West." That they didn't even recall his name indicates no contact between Timothy and his family, and he probably died prior to 1913. He is not found in the 1900 or 1910 U.S. census so he likely died between 1897-1900 in Michigan, with little notice or fanfare since he never married and always worked menial jobs.

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