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The Family of Wilber Thomas Dayton Sr.

DFH Volume 1 Issue 17 By Florence “Flossie” [Dayton] Denton (1906-1987) INTRODUCTION: At our Dayton Family Reunion in 1998, Shirley Bortner, Flossie [Dayton] Denton’s daughter, brought a suitcase full of her mother’s family history, genealogical notes and photographs.  This story, written by Flossie, was among her many notes was the […]

The White Family Photo Album

  DFH Volume 1 Issue 16 My dad, Paul Dayton, inherited a Photo Album.  Although never identified, it was obvious from the labeled photos that it was a White Family Album, probably organized and owned by Harriet [Frasier] White.  Harriet was the grandmother of Jessie Belle.  In it were many tin […]

Kissin’ Cousins

DFH Volume 1 Issue 16 Wilber Thomas Dayton, Sr, and Jessie Belle White were 2nd cousins, once removed.  This is how they were related:  There is very little chance that they ever knew about this biological relationship, but now you do.

Question Box – Oyster Stew

DFH Volume 1 Issue 13 If you have questions about anything Dayton, or you have Dayton trivia, please write. Can you stump me? Last week’s quiz… What was the food which was a staple at the yearly Wilber and Jessie family Christmas get together? Answer:  OYSTER STEW. Gramma made it year […]

The Mysterious Alexander White

DFH Volume 1 Issue 12 Until this article, we have focused our stories on the Dayton family and for no one older than Wilber and Jessie.  However, Alexander White’s life and death is so intriguing that what I know of it must be told.  I asked Chester, Wilber, Jr and Paul […]

1998 Dayton Family Reunion

DFH Volume 1 Issue 9 In 1998, we Daytons attended a reunion at the Wesleyan Church in Corinth, NY.  There were 128 descendants and spouses from all over the USA.  I won’t attempt to name  the people in this photo, but do you recognize anyone? Seated left to right are […]