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Terry Mason's Family History Site

Major lines: Allen, Beck, Borden, Buck, Burden, Carpenter, Carper, Cobb, Cook, Cornell, Cowan, Daffron, Davis, Downing, Faubion, Fauntleroy, Fenter, Fishback, Foulks, Gray, Harris, Heimbach, Henn, Holland, Holtzclaw, Jackson, Jameson, Johnson, Jones, King, Lewis, Mason, Massengill, McAnnally, Moore, Morgan, Overstreet, Price, Peck, Rice, Richardson, Rogers, Samuel, Smith, Taylor, Thomas, Wade, Warren, Weeks, Webb, Wodell, Yeiser.

 

Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Governor Thomas McKean

REF: George Braden Roberts, GENEALOGY OF JOSEPH PECK & SOME RELATED FAMILIES; ; State College, PA. 1955; ; Family History Library Book 929.273 P334r, Fiche 6049146; NOTES: Was one of the Delaware signers of the Declaration of Independence. Was elected Governor of Pa. in 1799, 1802 & 1805. Colonel, American Revolution. 1777-1799 Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.


Mary "Maria" Borden

BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; RESEARCHER: Betty Koleda, Prineville, OR. source lists 6 children.


Judge Joseph Borden Jr.

REF: George Braden Roberts, GENEALOGY OF JOSEPH PECK & SOME RELATED FAMILIES; ; State College, PA. 1955; ; Family History Library Book 929.273 P334r, Fiche 6049146; NOTES: Hist. of Burl & Mercer Counties. Engaged in stage-boat/wagon enterprises from Philadelphia to Perth Amboy, via Bordentown until retirement in 1788. Justice of Peace in 1749, Judge 1757 & 67. In 1765 the Legislature elected him as one of three to represent N.J. in Stamp Act Congress at New York. He urged repeal of the Act. Chosen member of First Provincial Congress in Trenton, 1775. Commissioned Colonel of first regiment of Burlington Co. militia. When British raided Bordentown 10 May 1778, Judge Borden's handsome residence was laid waste by fire. His widow died in her 82nd. year.

WILL-BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; NOTES: Will, Burlington Co, NJ. Wm Nelson's "NJ Arch," Vol 9. DAR Magazine, Aug 1964, p 685. RESEARCHER: Betty Koleda, Prineville, OR & Rachel Wills, West Point, VA.


Elizabeth Rogers

WILL-BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; NOTES: Father's Will "NJ Archives," 32:273. Will, "NJ Arch," 40:39. RESEARCHER: Betty Koleda, Prineville, OR & Rachel Wills, West Point, VA.


Francis Hopkinson

BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; NOTES: Was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Lawyeer, author, musician, inventor. Designed Great Seal of NJ. Helped fashion 13 star-stripe U.S. Flag.


Nancy Ann Borden

BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; NOTES: christened "Ann". "One of most beautiful girls of NJ". DAR Magazine, Aug 1964, p 685. RESEARCHER: Betty Koleda, Prineville, OR & Rachel Wills, West Point, VA.


Joseph Hopkinson

Was a prominent counsellor in Philadelphia. Wrote the song "Hail Columbia".


Joseph Borden III

REF: George Braden Roberts, GENEALOGY OF JOSEPH PECK & SOME RELATED FAMILIES; ; State College, PA. 1955; ; Family History Library Book 929.273 P334r, Fiche 6049146; NOTES: He was ardent patriot during Revolutionary War, being captain of troops of lighthorse. He was wounded in Battle of Germantown. Was later U.S. Land Officer.

BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; RESEARCHER: Rachel Wills, West Point, VA.


Governor Thomas McKean

REF: George Braden Roberts, GENEALOGY OF JOSEPH PECK & SOME RELATED FAMILIES; ; State College, PA. 1955; ; Family History Library Book 929.273 P334r, Fiche 6049146; NOTES: Was one of the Delaware signers of the Declaration of Independence. Was elected Governor of Pa. in 1799, 1802 & 1805. Colonel, American Revolution. 1777-1799 Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.


Dr Levi Borden

RESEARCH: We have no proof of the names of four of the children. From the tombstone it is possible to conclude that one was Margaret and another was Sarah Erwin.

OBITUARY: Abstracts of Vital Records from Raleigh, NC Newspapers 1820-1829 by Lois Smathers Neal, The Reprint Co., Spartanburg, S.C. 1980 p 70, Vol II. Raleigh Minerva Film: RaNCM-4 (Also N.C. Star & Raleigh Register. Fri. 22 Dec 1820 Deaths - At his seat in Duplin County on the 8th inst., Dr. Levi Borden. In the death of this gentleman society has lost a valueable member. In his neighborhood he was deservedly esteemed and to his family his loss is irreparable.

ESTATE: Report prepared by Christine Rose, San Jose, CA, 1995; copy in poss of T.Mason; EXTRACT: Folder: Levi Borden, 1826 (C.R.035.508.7) Estate of minor heirs of Levi Borden decd, with Jas. Lawson, grdn. Benjamin Borden, William D. Borden, Levi Borden, John Borden, Maragaret Borden [all minors], Feb. Term 1833, Rec. No. 11 p 229. Folder: Levi Borden 1836. Wilcox Co., Ala., appl of Joseph J. Borden for grdnship of Levi Borden, John B. Borden and Margaret Borden minors. 19 Sep 1837.

REF: George Braden Roberts, GENEALOGY OF JOSEPH PECK & SOME RELATED FAMILIES; ; State College, PA. 1955; ; LDS Family History Library Book 929.273 P334r, Fiche 6049146

REF: Col. Wm.Dickson's Historical sketch of Duplin Co. written for Raleigh N.C. Star in 1810: Rev S. Stanford, Dr's Levi Borden & S. Graham, both physicians & surgeons are only learned professional characters now in this county. They are all natives of this county.

DEATH: Report prepared by Christine Rose, San Jose, CA, 1995; copy in poss of T.Mason; EXTRACT: (C.R. 035.508.7) Estate of Levi Borden, Duplin Co. can be ordered from State Archives.

1810 Census: Levi Borden, p. 636
1820 Census Duplin Co., N.C. by Dorothy Williams Potter, Tullahoma, Tenn., Prov.pr., 1971
Levi Borden: 4 m und 10; 1 m 16/18; 1 m 26/45; 1 m 45+; 2 f und 10; 2 f 10/16; 1 f 16/26; 1 f 26/45. [7 listings later is Alfred Beck (Charlotte's brother)].

REF: Catharine F. Borden Mason's research; ; in poss of T Mason; NOTES speculate: Papa (Benjamin) was young when his father died, & his mother remarried a Lawson, & I believe the whole family then moved to Arkansas. There was Aunt Charlotte Lawson, that's when Cousin Liza Lawson Scott (for I believe Aunt Charlotte married a Lawson, cousin no doubt) & Connie Scott came into the family - & there was an Aunt Mag, I think she must have been a Lawson (never married) - and there was another Lawson for through them came Cousin Jim Lawson & Arkansas Lawson (don't know if Bro and Sister but think so - but not of Cousin Liza's I don't think) and through Arkansas Lawson who married Reyburn (she was mother of Sam Reyburn and other children) for Papa (Benjamin) moved to Arkansas about 1840.

LETTER: Titled - From page 5 of a letter Grandfather Borden wrote to Sarah Borden Shaver (mother); copy in possession of T. Mason; sent to him from Dori Shaffer, 9Jul1998. Filed in Levi Borden folder. EXTRACT: My father's name was Levi. He was born in a small place near Staunton, VA about the year 1768. The family consisted of but 2 sons and a daughter and were the children of old Ben Borden. When my father was young, moved into North Carolina and complete the study of his profession at Farboro. He then moved down into Duplin Co and began practice of Medicine in excellent neighborhood, surrounded by well to do farmers, amongst whom live and flourished merchant Beck, my mother's father. They were married in the spring of 1800. My grandfather was named Benjamin Borden spelled in early records as Burden. He came to Virginia about the year 1750 from Scotland forming the acquaintance of a very influential family by the name of Lewis. He with the Lewis boys went on a big hunting excursion on the head waters of the Rappahannock. Ben Burden caught a buffalo calf and gave it to Governor Gooch. Gooch was pleased with the address of my g.father and offered him a large body of land on the Rappahannock if he would return to Scotland and bring out a colony of 100 settlers, giving to each settler 100 acres apiece. Amongst these settlers came an Irish woman by the name of Mahoney who was dressed in men's clothes, passed for a man a received her quota of land. Old Ben Borden in managing the affairs of his colony in the absence of a currency was forced to issue bills or credit with his signature - being nothing more than promissory printer's notes. He was so punctual that the saying "good as Ben Burden's bill" became proverbial amongst the settlers in that part of VA. I regret to say that his decendant and namesake has not maintained a like reputation. My father then as I have said was named Levi, his brother named Benjamin, and his sister Polly. Aunt Polly married a Saunders, who moved farther south than my father and settled at Sparta, GA. Uncle Ben remained a bachelor and went with his sister, where he died of apoplexy, falling from his horse at the gate when he had returned from a hunt. The Sassnetts and other families of note in Georgia, are decended from Aunt Polly Saunders. When old Ben Borden, my g-father returned with his colony from Scotland, he brought a younger brother named Joseph, who moved over into New Jersey and set up for himself. It was from him Bordentown had its origin. He had several sons, one of whom was named John who had a roving disposition and moved down into Tennessee. It is thought that Cousin Joe decended from him. I am not certain as to the lady my g.father married, but think it was one of the sisters of the Lewis boys. Signed: Lovingly, B.J. Borden". CONFLICTS-COMMENT by T.Mason: This "letter": incorrectly states Levi's birthplace as Scotland, incorrectly identifies the g.father of B.J. Borden as Fairfax Ben, and incorrectly identifies the founder of Bordentown. Nor does it acknowledge the existence of an additional sister to Levi, named Rebecca who married into the Sasnett family. It also cites the folklore story of the buffalo calf. QUESTION: Who was cousin Joe, to whom the letter was addressed?


Charlotte Caroline Beck

OBITUARY: Family History Records; ; compiled by Frank Gibson Thibault Jr. ; ; dated 19 Apr 1992 sent to T Mason; SOURCE: Arkansas Gazette; 1854; ; pg 3 col 6; EXTRACTION: Died -- In this city at the residence of Major Lawson, on Sunday 28th ult., Mrs. Charlotte Lawson in the 72d year of her age.
   The deceased was a native of Dauphin county, North Carolina; her maiden name was Charlotte Beck. She intermarried with Dr. Levi Borden, in the year 1800, and became the mother of ten children, all of whom were reared to mature age. Upon the death of Dr. Borden, she was married a second time to Mr. James Lawson, Sr., with whom she emigrated to this state in 1836. Here she remained until the day of her decease.
   At an early age the deceased made a profession of religion, and became a member of the Presbyterian Church, with which she maintained her connexion until the day of her death, both in North Carolina and Arkansas. The sincerity of her faith was evinced by a life of vital Godliness, closed by a peaceful and happy death. She loved the house of God, and allowed no circumstance of minor importance to keep her from the sanctuary. Few perhaps enjoyed the ordinances of that sacred place more than did she; they were to her emphatically her meat and her drink. She remarked to a friend of the writer, a short time before her death, that "although she could hear but little that was said from the pulpit, yet the house of God was pleasanter to her than any other place." She adorned by a consistent walk all the relations of life, and has been gathered, a shock of corn ripe for the garner of the Lord. While we sympathize with her children in their bereavement, we praise our faithful God, who has thus taken to himself another of his redeemed ones.


John Beck Borden

Said to have died young and unmarried.

MILITARY: Letter to Dori Shaffer from Ed Sanders; 21Mar1997; Heartland Research; copy in possn of T.Mason (filed - BJ Borden); Ben's 23 year old brother, John B. Borden, went to the Mexican War as a private in the Little Rock Guards, Capt. Albert Pike's company. His military record will be available from: Reference Services Branch (NNIR), National Archives & Reference Service, 7th & Pennsylvania, NW, Washington DC 20408. Request copy of Form NATF-80. Print on the form "Send entire file" otherwise they may leave out good stuff.


Margaret Octavia Borden

In the 1850 U.S. census in the home of her brother, Benjamin


Dr. Daniel Carpenter Yeiser

BIRTH: St. Peters Church, Baltimore.

MARRIAGE-SOURCE: Howard Yeiser, Tucson, AZ. List FIRST marriage being to Ayebe DeEspalier.

OBITUARY-BIOGRAPHY: (in file) Was senior warden Trinity Episcopalean Church, Danville for 47 yrs, 1842-76. Was a perfectionistic farmer. Was a Royal Arch Mason. Became a MD in Philadelphia. Lived "& served" in Rapides Parish, Louisana 13 yrs. The country was filled with wealth and French, yet no minister could be found. He therefore was the first magistrate in that section of country and married over 90 couples who had lived common-law together, some having large families.

MARRIAGE: Rose Gordon who soon died. Then he moved back to his family in Danville, married his second wife & lived out his life here. In Danville he became partners with Dr. Winiger and Dr. Ephraim McDowell, pioneer Kentucky surgeon, whose home in Danville, Kentucy is now a state and national shrine. At the age of 73 he performed a delicate and skillful operation with dispatch and the neatness of one fresh from his studies. He gave freely to the poor and afflicted.

MARRIAGE: Bond; ; copy in possn of T.Mason (file - Dr. D. Yeiser); ; EXTRACT: Know all men by these presents that we Daniel Yeiser and Goodrich Lightfoot are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the penal Sum of £100, the payment of which well and truly to be made we kind our selves our heirs & family and severally finally by these presents, sealed and dated this 7th day of Sptmbr 1821. The Condition of the above obligation is such that if there should be no legal cause to obstruct a marriage shortly intended to be Solemnized between said Yeiser and Catharine Samuel ---- then this obligation to be valid else to remit in full force and value. Sig Daniel Yeeiser, ____ Caldwell Goodrich Lightfoote.

RESIDENCE: Excerpt from Fackler's "Historic Homes of Boyle County"; ; copy of picture and article in Yeiser file, T.Mason; NOTES: Daniel was reared in his father's home on Lexington Avenue in Danville. After medical school at Philadelphia Medical College, he moved in 1809 to Alexandria, LA; Practiced 13 years in Louisiana and returned to Danville after death of his first wife. Returned to KY in 1820 where he served in state senate. In 1823, after his second marriage, he purchased 200 acres on what is now the Lexington Road, about a mile and half from downtown Danville. (House structure is described.)

CENSUS: 1850 Boyle Co., KY Dist #2 Danville, Kentucky

CENSUS: 1850 Slave Schedule
"Lists 25 slaves from ages 2 to 65". No names listed of slaves.


Catherine Fauntleroy Samuel

WILL-CHILDREN: Family History Records sent to T.Mason by Ann Johnston, Pine Bluff, AR 71601; 20 May 1992. "5/27/1833 Catherine Samuel disposal of estate will bk. 7 p 588.

Obituary dated 8 Mar 1873 (scanty) in Dr. Daniel H Yeiser file

Picture of her tombstone from Dori Shaver in 1998. Filed under Daniel Yeiser. NOTE: Her first name on stone starts with a "K".

SOURCE: (1) Howard Yeiser. Had fourteen children.
(2) Wiley, Mary Louise Yeiser, "Yeiser, Ledbetter, and Allied Families." "Niece of Margaret Muse Jameson, wife of George Otho Yeiser. Half-sister of Amanda Malvina Clarke, 1st wife of John Carpenter Yeiser.


George Yeiser

SOURCE: (1) Howard Yeiser. Died as infant.


Henry Samuel Yeiser

Never married. - Obituary in file.


Rosa M. Yeiser

PARENTS-DEATH: Borden family bible; ; Printed and Published by Case, Tiffany & Burnham. Hartford 1841; p 3; Original in possession of Nell G. Borden, Louisville, Kentucky in 1964; Certified copy in possession of T. Mason; Died at the residence (the 30th of December) of her father Dr. D. Yeiser, _Rosa_ in the 17th year of her age.


Eula Yeiser

SOURCE: Howard Yeiser. Twin to Rose M. Yeiser.


Clara Yeiser

SOURCE: Howard Yeiser. A twin to John Jameson Yeiser.


Samuel Yeiser

DEATH: He developed Tuberculosis in the Civil War as a prisoner of war at Camp Douglas & died of it.


Benjamin Yeiser

Never married according to Catharine F.B. Mason.


Joseph B. Strouse

Borden family bible in possession of Nell G. Borden.


Alice Borden

BIRTH-PARENTS-MARRIAGE-DEATH: Borden family bible; ; Printed and Published by Case, Tiffany & Burnham. Hartford 1841; p 1; Original in possession of Nell G. Borden, Louisville, Kentucky in 1964; Certified copy in possession of T. Mason; EXTRACTION: Married on 22d of May 1882 Joseph B. Strouse to Alice, 2nd daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Borden; p 2; Born on the 18 of July 1856, _Alice_, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Borden, Washington.; p 3; On March 20, 1928 at 5.15 A.M. Alice B. Strouse: Daughter of Ben and Sarah passed.; NOTE: These bible dates verify with tombstone dates at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY as per memo from Nell.

DEATH-CHILDREN: 3 Obituary notices; ; ; Undated; (File under B.J. Borden) In possession of T. Mason; EXTRACTIONS: (1) Mrs. John D. Jackson, received a message this morning that her mother, Mrs. Joseph B. Strouse, died last night of heart trouble while visiting her son in Chicago. Mrs. Strouse spent Christmas and several weeks with her daughter here, and then a month with her youngest son in Erie, Pa. From there she went to Chicago and was visiting her oldest son. She had expected to return in a few weeks to visit her daughter in Danville before returning to her home in Louisville. (2) Mrs. Alice B. Strouse, died at 5:10 a.m., Tuesday, March 20, from a heart attack at the home of her son, J. Fred Strouse, Evanston, Ill. (3) Mrs. Alice B. Strouse, 71 years old, died Tuesday morning at the home of a son J. Fred Strouse, Chicago, Ill. according to word received here. She is also survived by another son, Harry Strouse of Erie, Penn., a daughter, Mrs. John Jackson, Danville, Ky, two sisters, Mrs. James Shaver, Texarkana, Ark, and Mrs. Katharine Mason, Los Angeles, and a brother, John A. Borden, Louisville. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the home. Burial will be in Cave Hill Cemetery.


Frederick J. Strouse

Red genealogy records book of Catharine F.B.Mason lists all children and marriage names. No dates here however.


Judge James David Shaver

RESEARCHER: Family group sheets; ; prepared by Dori Shaffer, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas; ; copies sent to T. Mason

BIRTH-MARRIAGE: Shaver Family Bible; 1831-1963; pub 1856, New York, American Bible Society; ; in poss of Dori Shaver, Hot Springs National Park, AR; copies in poss of T Mason

MARRIAGE: Marriage Bond & Certificate; 1884; Commonwealth of Kentucky, Pulaski Co; copy sent by Dori Shaffer, Hot Springs Village, AR to T Mason (filed - Benjamin J. Borden); ABSTRACT: James was Lawyer, 1st marriage for each, married at home of B F Borden, witnesses: Cora Parker, Maggie Polk, Ben Yeiser.


Sarah Hunter Borden

BIRTH-PARENTS-CHILDREN-DEATH-MARRIAGE: Borden family bible; ; Printed and Published by Case, Tiffany & Burnham. Hartford 1841; p 1; Original in possession of Nell G. Borden, Louisville, Kentucky in 1964; Certified copy in possession of T. Mason; EXTRACTION: Married on the 16th day of Dec. 1884 Jas. D. Shaver to Sallie H. Borden, 3d daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Borden.; p 2; Born on the 3rd of October 1858 _Sallie Hunter_, Daughter of Benjamin & Sarah Borden, Tulip.; p 3; Died on 20 Oct. 1929 _Sallie B._ Shaver.

BIRTH: The 1900 U.S. Census indicates her birthdate was Oct 1865.

MARRIAGE-DEATH-BURIAL: Data information; ; Pulaski Co, KY records; ; quoted in letter 24Aug1996 from Dori Shaffer, Hot Springs Village; letter in poss of T Mason; NOTES: married at home of B. Borden. Sallie's funeral service at Episcopal Church in Texarkana, AR with burial there. Originally was buried at old State Line Cemetery - and family had Catharine's body moved from Mena to the same. Granddaddy (James D. Shaffer) was also buried there. In the late 1960's, Daddy & Agnes Cowling (Ben's wife) decided to buy lots in the Memorial Gardens perpetual care cemetery in Texarkana, AR and since the old State Line cemetery did not have perpetual care, Jim and Dori had all bodies of the family moved there."

OBITUARY: The Arkansas Gazette, Little Rock; 1925; Obituary in paper Dated 15 Oct 1925; copy in poss of T. Mason; NOTES: Texarkana, Oct 14 - Mrs Sallie Hunter Shaver, wife of James D. Shaver, former chancellor, died today at the home of her son, Ben R. Shaver, at Ashdown. Survived by husband, sons, Ben and James, both of Ashdown, and two daughters, Dorothy and Elsie Shaver of New York City. The funeral will be held at Saint James Episcopal chuirch, Wednesday afternoon.
CONFLICT: Family bible indicates death 20 Oct while obituary that Sallie died 14 Oct. Obituary is accurate. Also in Marriage Bond information, Sallie's father is said to have been born in Arkansas and mother in Arkansas.

Sallie Shaver was of Mena, Ark in 1916, of Los Angeles in 1926, and of Texarkana, Ark. in 1928.

Her sister Catharine's baby name called Sallie "Tat", and Sallie always signed her letters "Tat".


Elsie Shaver

DEATH: Dori Shaver, indicates that Elsie and Dorothy moved into their country home in the Catskills and they both died in the Kingston Hospital.

LETTER: Dori Shaver indicates Elsie was penman of letter entered in notes of Levi Borden, written by Benjamin John Borden to her mother.


Dorothy Shaver

BIRTH: Shaver Family Bible; 1831-1963; pub 1856, New York, American Bible Society; ; in poss of Dori Shaffer, copies in poss of T Mason.

BIOGRAPHY: Article from Vogue incorporating Vanity Fair on Dorothy Shaver; in possn of T.Mason (filed - Benjamin J. Borden). Dorothy was commissioned by Lt. Gen'l Somervill, head of Servier of Supply, to design the Army Nurse's Corps uniforms, not the WAC uniforms. Apparently, these are two different entities. This is documented in A New Wardrobe for the ANC, American Journal of Nursing, Vol. 43, 3, March, 1943. 240-242.

BIOGRAPHY: (Article describing Mena) .. part of its character; Arkansas Democrat Gazette; ; in possn of T.Mason (file B.Borden); EXTRACT: Dorothy Shaver, Born in Mena in 1893 (TM comment - born in Center Point, grew up in Mena), was the granddaughter of a Civil War veteran and daughter of a lawyer, who build the town's most imposing historic home at 1202 Port Arthur Ave. in 1898. Working briefly as a teacher, Shaver moved to Chicage and then New York, where she went to work for Lord & Taylor, eventually becoming its president and the first woman to head a U.S. multimillion-dollar corporation.

DEATH: Obituary - Miss Shaver, Head of Lord & Taylor, Dies; copy in possn of T.Mason (filed - Benjamin J. Borden); Hudson, NY, Associated Press; in poss of Mr. Richard Lloyd Leeson, 4716 Cliffside Dr, Riverside, CA; copy in poss of T Mason; EXTRACTION: Dorothy Shaver, 61, often considered America's No. 1 career woman, died yesterday in Columbia Memorial Hospital. She was president of Lord and Taylor, big New York City department store. She suffered a stroke last Thursday at her summer home in Tannersville. She and her sister, Elsie, came to New York from Arkansas in the 1920's. Dorothy, acting as her sister's agent, sold some of Elsie's fashion drawings to Lord and Taylor and eventually obtained a job there. In 1945, an all-male board elected her president. She managed a business that grossed more than 40 million dollars some years. Noted for merchandising stunts. "I insist that everybody around me shall be as smart as I am, or smarter," she once said. "The best way to lose your job is to be afraid of hiring smart people as asistants." She was born in Center Point, Ark. Her mother, Sallie Hunter Borden, was the daughter of an editor of the Arkansas Gazette. Her father, James D. Shaver, was a lawyer and judge. She lived in New York City with her sister.


Catherine Borden Shaver

BIRTH: Shaver Family Bible; 1831-1963; pub 1856, New York, American Bible Society; ; in poss of Dori Shaver, Hot Springs National Park, AR; copies in poss of T Mason

DEATH: Obituary notice; ; ; In file of ? ; Died Katharine Borden Shaver, 4 year old daughter of Judge & Mrs. James D. Shaver of Mena, near Texarkana, died of diptheria. Buried in White Oak Cemetery. CONFLICT: First name spelled with "K" and "e" in obituary.