Harry Frank PETTIT
b.~1873 Cool Springs, Van Buren, NY
Francis EVERINGHAM "Step Father"
Maryette SHAW "Mother"
children: PETTIT
  1. Fanny L. PETTIT

    step-siblings EVERINGHAM:

  2. Van Rensaelaer (b.1864)
  3. Hattie C. (b.1866)
  4. Eva L. (b.~1869)
  5. Damia LaVerne (b.1871) (2)
fact sources and writings about this individual:
--- Research of Kevin Everingham of MI, 2008 & 2017

CAUTION data could be mixed up on this person - there were at least 3 Harry Pettit's living in the area at the same time and one committed suicide in the 1920's... a third Harry Pettit of NY was a police officer.

1860 CENSUS Onondaga, Onondaga NY, (Page 8)...Maryette's family " William SHAW 47,.. Diana 46,.. Caleb 25,.. Emma 24,.. Helen 22,.. Ange 21,.. Emma 19,.. Mary 17,.. Hariett 15,.. Lucy E. 13,.. Francis 12,.. Hulda 6,.. Willie 1."

1880 US CENSUS Onondaga, Onondaga, New York, Page 104D
living with; F. M. EVERINGHAM & Maryette EVERINGHAM were his children and maryette's children; Fannie PETTIT, 19, and Harry PETTIT, 7 both born in NY.

1894 Sandy Creek News, March 22, 1894, page 5,.. "Harry Pettit of Syracuse is visiting his sister, Mrs. C.E. Lownsbury."

1900 Gazette and Farmer's Journal, Baldwinsville, NY, Nov.15, 1900... This obituary helps to establish the birth name of Maryette as SHAW. " Obituary; Mrs. G.N. Luckey - Entered into rest Saturday afternoon. Nov 10, 1900 at 2 o'clock. Mrs. George N. Luckey. Lucy Eastwood Shaw, daughter of William and Diana Shaw, was born in Jamesville, N.Y. July 17, 1845..... Besides the immediate family the deceased is survived by five sisters and two brothers; Mrs. G.H. McHuron and Mrs. F.M. Everingham, of Onondaga Valley; Mrs. Fred Gardner of Dodge City, Kansas; Mrs. G.T. Cooley of Washington D.C., William Shaw of Syracuse, and Caleb Shaw of Auburn."

1910 US CENSUS, Onondaga, Onondaga, NY "Harry F. Pettit 37,.. Gertrude P. 36,.. Mary E. Kenyon 72, mother in law,.. Leon G. Kenyon 14, boarder,.. Frank Wood, 57, hired man, all born in NY."

1918 Civil Service Draft Registration; WWI, Harry Frank Pettit of Marcellus, Onon, Onon, NY.. age 45, b.27 Nov 1873, farmer, closest relative; Gertrude Pettit,..Harry was tall, medium build blue eyes and brown hair... signed Sept. 12, 1918.

1920 US CENSUS Onondaga, Onondaga, NY... "Harry F. Pettit 47,.. Gertrude K. 45,.. M.Elisa Kenyon, 82, mother in law,.. Beulah A. Kenyon 45, cousin,.. Clara Webster 15, servant."

1921 The Marcellus Observer, Wed, July 13, 1921.. "Mrs. Mary Eliza Chapman, widow of Thomas C. Kenyon laid to rest. She was born at S. Onondaga on May 13, 1837, the ninth child of Zina Chapman and Percy Frizelle. She is survived by her only daughter, Mrs. Harry Pettit, who was tenderly caring for her mother in her declining years; by two sons, H.Grant of Syracuse and Avery P. of Brewerton."

1925 STATE CENSUS Onondaga, Onondaga, New York, Page 15, house #6, Harry Pettit, 52, b.NY.

1925 Syracuse Journal, June 29, 1925 date uncertain, hard to read... Mrs. Maryette Everinghan, 83, died Sunday at the home of her son, Harry Pettit, South Onondaga, after an illness of two years. She is survived by another son, Van Everinghan of New York, and four daughters, Mrs. Fanny Lownsbury, South Onondaga, Mrs. N.F. Frisbie, Syracuse, Mrs. S.P. Clute, Albany and Miss Hattie Everinghan of Florida... Burial at Onondaga Valley Cemetery. Although the date is uncertain, and Everingham is misspelled and several initials are wrong, this does seem to show that Maryette was married before she was married to Francis and had at least two children; Harry Pettit, and Fanny (Pettit) Lownsbury, before becoming a step-mother of the Everingham children.

1930 Tully N.Y. Times, Thursday, Aug 14, 1930.. "Cardiff Old Home Day, Aug 16, Dance at Otisco Grange Hall Friday evening, Aug 22, Everingham's Orchestra with Harry Pettit calling."
evedently Harry was a talented "MC" / caller for dances as these articles tell;
1932 The Marcellus Observer, NY Paper, Wed, March 16, 1932.. "Wednesday night, march 30, with Everingham's orchestra and Harry Pettit doing the honors. This party should be well attended and the committee promises everyone a good time. This paper suggests a sleighride party or parties if the snow holds out. Harry Pettit is the dean of callers in this locality and Harry can keep things going and have no idle moments."
1934 Tully N.Y. Times, Thursday, Feb 8, 1934... "Grange Dance, LaFayette Grange Hall, Friday evening, Feb 9, Music by Bob Everingham's Orchestra with Harry Pettit calling."
1934 Tully N.Y. Times, Thursday, March 15, 1934.. "LaFayette Grange Dance, LaFayette Grange Hall, St. Patrick's night, Saturday, March 17, Everingham's Orchestra with Harry Pettit calling."

also lived in Onondaga, New York according to the 1930 and 1940 US Census. His place of birth is given in the 1940 census.

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