John Baptiste Recore

Male 1896 - 1976  (80 years)


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  • Name John Baptiste Recore  [1
    Born 20 Jan 1896  Huntingdon, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Jun 1976  Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7858  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2022 

    Father Francois Recore,   b. 20 Nov 1858, Saint Michel, Napierville, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1934, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Marguerite Dumas,   b. 15 Nov 1859, Ormstown, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1936, Lisbon, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1878  Constable, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F37  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 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) 
    Married Abt 1917  Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F136  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Clara A. Gonyea 
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F4264  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • - John Recore's WW1 Draft Registration card dated June 5, 1917, gives his birthdate as Jan. 20, 1896, at Malone, NY. At the time, he was residing at 800 Cornelia, Utica, NY, and a laborer. He is 21 and single.

      - John Recore died June 19, 1976 at Hartford, Conn, b. abt. 1896. Wife was Clara A. Recore. Social Security index has entry for John Recore who died in June of 1976. He was born Jan. 21, 1895 and lived in Hartford, Conn. in the 06106 post office area code. His Social Security Number was 046-05-1378.

      - Hartford Public Library has a notice in the Hartford City Directory for 1977-78 that John Recore died 19 June 1976 at the age of 80. The Hartford City Diretory had entries back to 1935 and 1936 listing "Recore, John E. (Clara P), grinder emp. 436 Capitol Ave., home at Rocky Hill." No other listings were found for the 1930's. In 1941 he was listed as being employed at Pratt & Whitney, West Hartford, and living in Rocky Hill (a suburb of Hartford).

      - About 1925, John and Leona Recore were visiting in Utica, NY with John's sister, Elizabeth Recore, who was married to Leona's brother, John Earl Como. John and Elizabeth Como were close friends of Donald J. Davidson and his wife, the former Clara A. Gonyea, of Utica. It is unclear whether they were staying at the Davidson residence, but as the story goes, they awoke one morning to find that John Recore had run off with Mrs. Davidson (in the 1930 census, John and Clara A. Recore were residing in Hartford, Conn. where they remained until they died.) At that point or some time not long after, the abandoned couple, Leona Como Recore and Donald Davidson, took up residence in Utica (they are found in the 1930 census, and remained together until they died.) There is no information on whether John and Leona divorced, or that Donald Davidson and Clara divorced, or, whether John Recore and Clara Davidson, and, Leona Como Recore and Donald Davidson, actually married. When Donald Davidson died in 1951, among the survivors was his widow, Leona "Davidson." According to the obit, Donald Davidson married "Miss Leona Como" in 1910. Of course, that was not true in that she had been previously married twice.

      - 1920 U.S. Census:
      * Living in Ogdensburg, NY: John Recore and wife Leona in the Second Ward. John is 23 and Leona, 24. They are residing next door to his parents, Frank Recore, 60 and Margaret, 61. On the other side of John and Leona is John's sister Lena Recore LeBouf, 28, a widow.
      * Living in Utica, NY, Ward 13, are Donald Davidson, 28, with wife Clara, 24, and children Burford Davidson, 8; Clarice, 5, and Donald, 8 mos. They are living with her parents, Louis Gonyea, 40, and wife Mary, 47, both b. Canada. Louis is a conductor on the street railway. Donald is a chef in a restaurant. Clara was born NH and both parents, Canada.

      - 1925 NYS Census: Resided Ward 14, Utica, NY

      - 1928 census: Resides Hartford, CT

      - 1930 U.S. Census:
      * Living in Utica, District 148, are Donald J. Davidson, 38 (no wife) with his children Burford, 18 and Donald, 11; as well as John Earl Como, lodger, 38, and his children: John Francis Como, 15; Margaret L. Como, 14; Elizabeth Como, 8; and Dorothy M. Como, 4 mos. Also living there is Leona P. Interestingly, Leona was first listed in the census form with the last name Davidson, which was then erased (but enough remains in the census form to see it), and then the last name is replaced with a word beginning with C (for Como) except that a line is drawn through the C and no additional letters are added. The census does say she is John Earl Como's sister.
      * Living in Hartford, Conn., are John E. Recore, 35 and "wife" Clara A. Recore, 36.

      - 1940: John E. Recore, 45, resides Rocky Hill, Hartford, CT on Elm Street with Clara, 46. He is a machinist, rents, and finished one year of high school.

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