William Como

Male 1855 - 1939  (~ 83 years)


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  • Name William Como  [1, 2
    Born Oct 1855  Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Jul 1939  Tampa, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Tampa, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2155  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2022 

    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 1 Marie Eveline St Denis,   b. 8 Dec 1856, Prescott, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 15 Nov 1880  Notre Dame Church, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Maude M. Como,   b. 28 Aug 1881, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1972, Tampa, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Catherine Marie Pollard,   b. 20 Dec 1861, North Augusta, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1921, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married Aft 1900  [2
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F4116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • - 1860 U.S. cesus, Ogdensburg First Ward, William is 5 years old, born in New York state, and is living with parents
      Nelson and marinda "Commo."

      - 1865 N.Y. State cesus, Ogdensburg 4th ward, William is 7 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, Ogdensburg: William is 14 and living with his parents Nelson and Marinda Como.

      - 1880 U.S. census, Ogdensburg: William is 24 and working as a sailor. He is living with his parents Nelson and Marinda Como on Albany Ave in Ogdensburg. He is not married.

      - Letter from Mrs. Nancy S. Berkham, Tampa, Fla., William appears for the first time in the Tampa, Florida, city directory in 1923. The last time he was in the city directory was in 1939. She could not find him listed in any of the cemetery books, which indicates he might not have a stone.

      - Ogdensburg city directory, 1883-1884: Como William, cooper, bds 95 Albany avenue (his father's house)

      - Conversation with William (Bill) Todd in February, 1989: For a period of time in the late 1800's William Como traveled in the West. He may have been a salesman. Bill Todd inherited the Carbine and the Colt 44 single action pistol that William Como carried with him. William had traveled through California, Arizona and New Mexico. Bill said that William died in the late 1930s or early 1940s. Bill believes that William Como and his daughter Maude moved to Florida with Maude's husband just after World War I.

      - Conversation with Lois Todd Meadows: Lois said that William was out drinking one night and passed out on his back doorstep. It was winter and he caught pneumonia from the experience and died a few days later. He is buried in Tampa between Lewis Todd and someone else, perhaps Lewis's wife Maude. There is no stone there for him. She said that William died when she was 2 or 3 (1937 or 1938). (Obit in Ogd. Advance indicates William died July 9, 1939 at Tampa.)

      - Notre Dame Church, Ogdensburg, records the marriage of William Como and Eveline St. Denis: 1880, Die 15 Nov in matrimamium conjunco Gulielmum comeay et Evelinam St. Denis. Patrini Testes Josephum St. Denis and (Unesimus) Lepage.

      - Ogd. Advance reports William Como, 84, died Sunday, July 9, 1939, at his home in Tampa, of a heart attack. He was born in Ogdensburg, son of the late Nelson and Rena Como, and resided here until he was 19. A stationary engineer by trade, Mr. Como was employed at the Todd Electric Co. of Tampa at the time of his death. He had visited frequently in Ogdensburg, his last visit having been about two years ago. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. L. W. Todd of Tampa, two sisters, Mrs. Vina Nevin and Mrs. Minnie Hoadley, both of this city; two grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The body was cremated at St. Petersburg, FL.

      - Ancestry.com has William's death at "about 1939, 900 West Henry Ave., Tampa."

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

    2. [S12] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;;), Database online.
      Record for William Como