Puffer Genealogy



Caroline Augusta Puffer

Female 1821 - 1902  (81 years)


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  • Name Caroline Augusta Puffer 
    Born 1821  NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 3 Mar 1902  New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Green-Wood Cemetery/Brooklyn, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I44453  Puffer Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2014 

  • Notes 
    • "A curious document was the will of Miss Caroline A. Puffer, which was filed In the office of the Kings County Surrogate yesterday by William L. (Ed: this is William Lord Puffer) Puffer, of No. 333 West Nineteenth St., Manhattan, a grand-nephew. Miss Puffer was a spinster, who died on March 3 at her home in President St. , near Sixth-Ave., Brooklyn. She was eighty-three years old. There is no schedule of the estate filed, but it included a large amount of personal property. Miss Puffer had many relatives, and each one Is remembered by the gift of a silver spoon, a walking stick, Chinese vase or something of that description. The enumeration of these legacies occupies four typewritten pages. Mr. Puffer, the executor of the will, is directed to go to the home of the testator and "turn the face of each picture toward the wall." On the back of each picture, the will says, will be found the name of the person to whom it is to be given.

      Miss Puffer directed that all the money found in a certain black bandbox should be divided between St. Martin's Protestant Episcopal Church and the Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Davis, rector of the church. It was not stated how much money was in the box.

      Instructions are also given as to the burial of Miss Puffer. Among other things she directed that she should be buried in Green-Wood Cemetery beside Captain Holmes. Captain Holmes was the husband of Miss Puffer's favorite sister. Upon the tombstone the executor is ordered to have placed the name and age of the testator and the words, "Entered Into Rest.""

      NY Tribune, Saturday, Mar 22, 1902

  • Sources 
    1. [S1685] 1880 United States Federal Census.