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Milton Gardner Puffer[1]

Male 1819 - 1912  (93 years)


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  • Name Milton Gardner Puffer  [1
    Born 14 Jun 1819  Brimfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    FindaGrave Address:
    86081546 
    Ref# 340  [1
    _AMTID 390151095733:1030:116238515 
    Died 18 Jul 1912  Willamantic, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Stafford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Stafford Street Cemetery
    Person ID I16726  Puffer Genealogy
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2018 

    Father George Puffer,   b. 27 Apr 1791, Medway, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1882, Monson, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Sarah Gardner,   b. 1794, Monson, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1830, Brimfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 1817  [4
    Family ID F3984  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Nancy A. Corpe,   b. 1826, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1894, Stafford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 4 Jul 1842  Stafford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F6501  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mercy Babbit Rogers,   b. 18 Sep 1824, Dana, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1894, Willamantic, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 26 Apr 1853  Monson, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6
    Children 
     1. Jane Jemine Rogers Puffer,   b. 26 Dec 1857,   d. Aft 1930, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 74 years)
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F6502  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jun 1819 - Brimfield, MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos 2 Photos

    Headstones 2 Headstones

  • Notes 
    • He learned the trade of carriage-making at Belchertown and later became a pattern maker and mechanic. He invented and patented in 1854 the first machine for making envelopes to be built and operated in this country. It was operated by his wife at Rockville, CT and would turn out about 12,000 envelopes in a day. He sold his patent to Cyrus White and Lewis A. Corbin, who afterward admitted to partnership with William H. Prescott, and, under the firm name of White Corbin & Co., they became one of the largest concerns making envelops in this country. The firm became a part of the United States Envelope Co., when consolidation took place, and the factory still continues to do a large business. For 25 years Mr. Puffer was superintendent of this factory. In 1873 he retired from active business and went to Stafford Springs, CT to live. In 1892 he and his wife removed to Willamantic, CT where they spent their last years in the home of their daughter.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1210] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 181, 279.

    2. [S1600] Connecticut Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934.

    3. [S1210] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 279.

    4. [S1210] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 181.

    5. [S1436] Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910.

    6. [S2060] Massachusetts Marriage Records, 1840-1915.