Puffer Genealogy



Alvin Davis Puffer, Jr.

Alvin Davis Puffer, Jr.[1]

Male 1848 - 1926  (77 years)

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  • Name Alvin Davis Puffer  [1
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 14 Jul 1848  Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Jan 1926  MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Medford, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I16063  Puffer Genealogy
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2013 

    Father Alvin Davis Puffer,   b. 14 Nov 1819, Bolton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1906, Medford, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Sarah Mercer Balcom,   b. 5 Apr 1825, Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1861, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 22 Aug 1847  New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F10557  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Josephine Maria Dresser,   b. 23 Dec 1863, Princeton, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1949, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 30 Nov 1882  Princeton, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Children 
     1. Alvin Davis Puffer,   b. 20 Feb 1884, West Medford, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1912  (Age 27 years)
     2. Willis Reynolds Puffer,   b. 25 Jul 1890, West Medford, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1948, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     3. Charles Ernest Puffer,   b. 29 Mar 1892, West Medford, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1893, Lexington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     4. Irvin Maynard Puffer,   b. 7 Oct 1895, Lexington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1953, Medford, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     5. Winthrop Freeman Puffer,   b. 10 Apr 1898, West Medford, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1974, Cape Coral, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F8864  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Photos
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  • Notes 
    • His father was living on Beacon Hill, Boston when he was born. He was educated in the public schools and at the Friends School, Providence, where he was a student for three years. but early in life began to work for his father learning the trade of brass finisher in his father's factory. He was admitted to partnership by his father. He inherited the mechanical gifts of his father and was for many years in charge of the manufacturing plant of A.D. Puffer's Sons Manufacturing Company. He continued in the firm and contributed his share to the success of the business until 1891, when it was amalgamated in the American Soda Fountain Company. Since then he has followed farming most of the time. He lived for a few years at Oak Grove, Malden, removing to Medford in 1892. Afterward he owned a farm at Lexington. He bought a large farm at Concord, MA, and moved there to the house he has since occupied. The farm is now in charge of his son Willis. Mr. Puffer has a shop equipped with a large variety of machinery and spends much of his time in experimental work . He is a stockholder in the Puffer Manufacturing Company, but not active in the management. He is a member of the Odd Fellows lodge at West Medford, of which he was formerly an officer; of Simon W. Robinson Lodge, Free Masons, of Lexington; Menotomy Chapter, Royal Arch masons of Arlington; of Carlisle Grange, Patrons of Husbandry; of the Knights of Malta. For three years he was a member of the volunteer fire department of West Medford.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1210] _Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, Charles Nutt, A. B.,, , (The Tuttle Company), 139, 206.

    2. [S1210] _Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, Charles Nutt, A. B.,, , (The Tuttle Company), 139.

    3. [S1210] _Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, Charles Nutt, A. B.,, , (The Tuttle Company), 206.

    4. [S1868] Maine Marriages 1771-1907.