Puffer Genealogy

Herbert Cyrus PUFFER

Herbert Cyrus PUFFER[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1842 - 1928  (86 years)

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  • Name Herbert Cyrus PUFFER 
    Born 3 Feb 1842  Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Male 
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    Died 29 Aug 1928  Springfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Springfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Oak Grove Cemetery
    Person ID I4427  Puffers
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2020 

    Father Capt. Reuben PUFFER,   b. 11 Apr 1803, Stow, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1845, Stow, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Nancy WALKER,   b. 2 Apr 1807, South Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1903, Stow, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 18 May 1832  Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F9047  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth P. WILDER,   b. 2 Aug 1844, Stow, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1925, Springfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 8 Apr 1867  Stow, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    Children 
     1. Nellie Frances PUFFER,   b. 16 Feb 1869, Springfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Caroline Tucker PUFFER,   b. 2 Dec 1875, Springfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1969, Springfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     3. Sally Wilder PUFFER,   b. 28 May 1878, Springfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1880, Springfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     4. Allen Wilder PUFFER,   b. 28 May 1878, Springfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1978, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 99 years)
     5. Herbert Reuben PUFFER,   b. 14 Dec 1880, Springfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1953, Springfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 9 May 2021 
    Family ID F11861  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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  • Notes 
    • He was on the militia list of Stow, MA.
      His fathers farm stood on the line, partly in Stow. He remained on the farm until he came of age and received his education in the public schools. In 1864, he went west and entered the employ of the American Express Co. at Mattoon, IL. Thence he went to Chicago and worked as weigher in a grain elevator for a time. He established a flour and grain business at Springfield, MA, in 1868, and built up a large and successful business, which was afterward incorporated as the H.C. Puffer Co., of which he is the president and treasurer. The company deals in flour, feed and grain and operates a grain mill. Milling in transit is the principal business. Mr. Puffer has been prominent in public life, a leader in the Republican party. He cast his first vote in Stow for Lincoln. He has served in the city council of Springfield and in the board of alderman. He has represented his district in the General Court and is now on the board of water commissioners. He is a deacon of the First Highland Baptist Church, and has been superintendent of the Sunday School and president of the men's class of two hundred.

      The 1917 Springfield, MA Street Guide has him living at 145 Dartmouth Terrace.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 257-258.

    2. [S534] U.S. Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865.
      National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registration Records (Provost Marshal General's Bureau; Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865); Record Group: 110, Records of the Provost Marsha

    3. [S471] _Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Database online.
      Record for Carrie T Puffer

    4. [S2] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 166, 257.

    5. [S534] U.S. Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865, 166, 257.
      National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registration Records (Provost Marshal General's Bureau; Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865); Record Group: 110, Records of the Provost Marsha

    6. [S755] US Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704-1930.

    7. [S2] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 166.

    8. [S2] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 258.

    9. [S471] _Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

    10. [S548] Massachusetts Marriage Records, 1840-1915.