Eliza A. Milburn

Female 1849 - 1925


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  • Born  Aug 1849  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  4 May 1925  Buffalo, Erie, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Cold Springs Cemetery, Lockport, Niagara, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family  James George VanHook, Sr.,   b. May 1848, Niagara, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1922, Buffalo, Erie, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1875 
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    • 1860 US Census - Lockport, Niagara Co., NY
      George VanHook, 13, b. NY
      living in household of Jeremiah Carter (59, b. NJ), glassblower and Mary Carter (62, b. NJ)
      (Mary VanHook Carter possibly aunt, sister of James George VanHook's father???)

      New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900
      James George VanHook serving as George Ried (using his mother's maiden name)
      Enlisted 25 Mar 1865, New York City, age 18
      Mustered in 25 Mar 1865, private, company M, 8th Calvary
      Mustered out 27 Jun 1865, private, Alexandria, VA with company
      Remarks: Bome? as Ried, true name James George VanHook, born in Niagara County, NY, occupation laborer. Hazel eyes, light hair and florid complexion. Height 5 feet 1 1/2 inches, credited to Duanesburg, 18th Dist.

      New York State Archives; Albany, New York; Town Clerksâ Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, ca 1861-1865; Collection Number: (N-Ar)13774; Box Number: 54; Roll Number: 29
      Name: George Reid
      Birth Date: 1847
      Birth Place: Niagara Co, New York
      Enlistment Date: 25 Mar 1865
      Enlistment Location: Duanesburg, Schenectady, New York
      Regiment: 8th Cavalry
      Race: White

      New York, State Census, 1875 - Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States
      Thomas Pickwell M 50
      Sarah Pickwell Wife F 50
      Ann Rothrea Mother F 74
      Margaret Rothrea Sister F 33
      Eliza Vanhook Niece F 25
      George Vanhook M 28 (husband of niece Eliza)
      Reuben Pickwell Child M 17

      1892 New York State Census - ED 02, Buffalo Ward 9, Erie Co., NY
      James VanHook, 43, boatman
      Eliza VanHook, 41
      William VanHook, 16
      George VanHook, 9
      Boyd VanHook, 2

      1900 US Census - ED 178 Election District 5 Buffalo city Ward 21, Erie, New York, United States
      Household Gender Age Birthplace
      head James G. Van Hook M 52 New York, b May 1848
      wife Eliza Van Hook F 51 Canada Eng, b. Aug 1849
      son William F Van Hook M 24 New York, b. Jan 1876
      son James G. Van Hook Jr. M 18 New York, b. Aug 1882
      son John B Van Hook M 10 New York, b. Feb 1890
      aunt Sarah Pickwell F 76 Canada Eng, b. Feb 1824 (widow) - aunt of Eliza

      30 Nov 1903 - letter
      Record and Pension Office, War Department, Washington City
      (to) The Adjutant General, State of New York, Albany
      Sir:
      I am directed by the Secretary of War to inform you that it has this day been determined by this Department that James George VanHook is the true name of the soldier who served as George Ried in Company M, 8th New York Calvary Volunteers.
      A discharge certificate as of the former name has been granted under the provisions of the act of Congress approved April 14, 1890.
      Very respectfully, (signature), Chief, Record and Pension Office

      1920 United States Federal Census - Buffalo Ward 25, Erie, New York
      Name Age
      Jas G Van Hook 72, b NY, bridgetender
      Eliza Van Hook 70, b Canada
      John B Van Hook 29
      James G Milburn 29

      "United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QJD3-D5D5 : accessed 8 February 2015), James G Vanhook, 1907-1933; citing NARA microfilm publication M850 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,636,353.
      Name: James G Vanhook
      Beneficiary's Name: Eliza A Van Hook
      Event Type: Pension
      Event Date: 1907-1933
      Event Place: United States
      Form Type: Army Invalid
      Death Date: 22 Oct 1922

      1925 New York State Census - Buffalo Ward 25, Erie Co., NY
      John B. VanHook, 33, single, chaffeur
      roomer, living at 74 Cottage Street
    Children 
     1. William Franklin VanHook,   b. 7 Jan 1876, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1940, Buffalo, Erie, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. James George VanHook, Jr.,   b. 17 Aug 1882, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John Boyd VanHook,   b. 21 Feb 1890, Lockport, Niagara, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942, Buffalo, Erie, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Apr 2015 
    Family ID  F4172  Group Sheet