FIFTH GENERATION

Eugene and Margaret Barvian
Married Sep 22 1908.(2)


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The gravestone of Eugene, Margaret and their Granddaughter.
(courtesy of Scott Barvian)


18. Eugene John Barvian Esq. was born on Mar 20 1884 in Town of Bennington, NY. (2) He was baptized after Mar 20 1884 in Sheldon, NY. (2) His Godparents were John Metzger and Mary Glaser. It has been reported by his Granddaughter that his hair was red and consequently, he was sometimes known as "Red."  He got his law degree at Cornell in 1906 and married in 1908.  

From the Barvian Family History, JAB53:

"Eugene John Barvian was a lawyer and had a law office in White Plains, New York. He graduated from Cornell University Law School. Eugene and his wife are both buried in Mount Calvery Cemetary in White Plains, New York."

The 1910 census confirms that Eugene was a "General Practice" Lawyer.

His 1917 draft card has an address "16 Clinton St." and his hair color (light) eye color (gray) and build (Medium height, small build)

The only picture I have been able to dig up is of Eugene as a child in a family portrait.  His hair does seem lightish.

This fabulous personal sketch can be found in the Cornell Senior Class book for the Class of 1906:

EUGENE JOHN BARVIAN, known to some as "Beef," was 
born on the 2Oth day of March, 1884. He doesn't know
where, and the writer hasn't the means of finding out.
He has been very particular in choosing his company,
but despite this fact, some of his friends have accused
him of an attempt to cultivate the friendship of Ithaca's
"high society." "Preposterous! Absurd!" says the sage
of East Aurora. His friends say he would have made the
football team had he tried, and that the only reason he
did not try was that he was an extremely ambitious
student, and consequently could not find time to report
at Percy Field. The writer feels, however, that some of
"Beef's" friends are too partial.

He died on Apr 6, 1940 at age 56.(2) (obit - Courtesy of Scott Barvian)

19. Margaret DuBois was born on Apr 24 1880 in East Aurora, NY. (2) She died in Jul 1970 in White Plaines, NY. (2)
Margaret DuBois Barvian is burried at Mt. Calvary Cemetary in White Plaines, NY. The cemetary is located at 575 Hillside Ave, 914-949-0671.

I find it intriguing that Margaret is 4 years older than Eugene.  A fact which is confirmed by the 1910 census in which he is 26 and she is 30.

According to George Platt Potter, Margaret was an elementary school teacher and used to help him with math problems when he was a young boy. 


Cornell Alumni News - 

10/21/1908
'06, LL. B. - Eugene J. Barvian was married on September 22 to Miss Margaret DuBois, of East Aurora, N. Y. They will make their home at White Plains, N. Y., where Mr. Barvian has a position in the legal department of the Westchester & Bronx Title & Mortgage Guarantee Company.
http://dspace.library.cornell.edu/bitstream/1813/3173/4/011_04.pdf

5/29/1907
'06, LL. B. - Eugene J. Barvian's address is now 13 Washington avenue, White Plains, N.Y.
http://dspace.library.cornell.edu/bitstream/1813/3171/34/009_34.pdf

5/4/1933
'31 BS; '32 ME—Eugene Barvian '06 and Mrs. Barvian of White Plains, N. Y., have announced the marriage of their daughter Mary '31, to Henry C. Purcell '31, on April 16. Mr. and Mrs. Purcell will live in White Plains. He is associated with an oil company in Bronxville.

5/2/1940
'06 LLB—EUGENE JOHN BARVIAN,
April 6, 1940, at his home, 57 Clinton Street, White Plains. He had been in the law department of the Westchester and
Bronx Title and Mortgage Guaranty Co. and an attorney with the firm of Seacord, Ritchie, and Young, New Rochelle. He
entered Law in 1903 from East Aurora High School. Daughter, Mrs. Henry Purcell (Mary T. Barvian) '31.

1910 Census:
In 1910, Eugene is 26 and married for 2 years.  He is a Lawyer in General Practice.  He and Margarent have a daughter, 7 month old Mary.


Children were:

child Mary Theresa Barvian (9/8/1909-July 1968) Married Henry Purcell
child Frances Alice Barvian (5/9/1911 - 5/28/1972) Instructor of Nursing at Albany Medical College (Pictures)
child9 i.  Margaret Anna Barvian.
child Eugene John Barvian Jr. (2/29/1916-10/7/1999) - Went to Alfred University (like his sister Margaret's Husband) and then moved to Toledo Ohio.  He was called John.

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