Charles

The Charles Alexander Dayton Family

DFH Volume 1 Issue 11 Much has already been written in previous publications of this newsletter about the Rev. Charles A. “Chop” Dayton, long-time pastor and administrator in the Wesleyan Methodist Church.  However very little has been written about the rest of his family.  Charles married Gladys MacDonald Feb 3, […]

The Rapture

DFH Volume 1 Issue 10 by Cammie Luckey When I lived in the Corinth parsonage, my parents were often away on church business at the time I should arrive home from the little K-1st brick school house on Main St.  I was no older than seven, probably six. It was […]

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 […]

Jessie Belle’s Showmanship

DFH Volume 1 Issue 5 By Camilla [Dayton] Luckey My dad (Charles) may have inherited a bit of his showman style from his mother, Jessie. I deduce this from a single experience—the one occasion she and I spent alone. For some reason I cannot recall, I spent the night, not […]

Donna Fisher – Buckeye Hoopster

DFH Volume 1 Issue 5 Donna Fisher – Buckeye Hoopster Donna [Fisher] Dayton was the sister of Josephine [Fisher] Dayton. Donna was the wife of Wilber Jr. and Josephine was the second wife of Charles.  You guessed it.  Sisters married brothers.  In 1929, Aunt Donna was a 15 year-old, (probably […]

Hard Working Dayton Women

DFH Volume 1 Issue 4 by Jim Dayton The March 3 newsletter, titled No Showmanship Here-Just Toil and Labor, By Camilla Luckey, mentioned that Uncle Chop “admired a lady who was up on the barn roof helping her husband.”  I’ve got a story that I think can top that one.  […]