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Bertram Colman Candee (Bert)
 Born
12 March 1870 - Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, New York, United States of America - [ s2096 ]
 Died
29 June 1952 - Kenmore, Erie County, New York, United States of America - [ s2096 ]
 Buried
Forest Hill Cemetery, Fredonia, Chautauqua County, New York, United States of America - [  s2096 ]
 Father
Born 14 October 1844 - Died 9 October 1919
 Mother
Born 1 August 1845 - Died 7 August 1923
 Spouse
Born 20 March 1867 - Died 25 September 1961
 Married
1 September 1892 - Dunkirk, New York, United States of America
 Child 1
Born 25 September 1895 - Died 5 March 1985
 Child 2
Born 28 December 1900 - Died 16 July 1973
Ancestral View
GENERAL NOTES

Bert Candee made a family tree of the descendants of Maria & Cortez and sent it to Lulu (Bell) Sinton with a cover letter dated 12 Oct 1932. The letter contained this statement: "As you will note, Wm & Ann O'Brien - Fernando & Maria Candee and Henrietta Candee are all buried at Collins NY - a number of the children of William & Ann O'Brien are also buried in the same cemetery."

Bertram was interested in mechanics early on. "As a boy, he used to make all of his automatic toys, including everything that runs on wheels or propels itself though the water." Except for a brief period between 1879 and 1881, when the family lived in Ithaca, NY, Bertram received his early education in the Dunkirk, NY, public schools. Later, he attended the "Mechanics and Traders Free School of New York City" and Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. To earn money for his education, he worked in the county clerk's office at Ithaca and for the "Martin Anti-Fire car Heater Co.," Dunkirk, manufacturer of steam-heating apparatus for railroad trains. After leaving Cornell, Bertram worked for this firm, designing machinery.

After Bertram and Augusta's marriage, Bertram worked for the "American Glucose Company," Buffalo, in charge of the machinery repair department. He then was employed by "Plumb, Berdict & Bernard," manufacturer of bolts, becoming its superintendent by 1902. By this time the company was known as "Buffalo Bolt Company," Tonawanda, NY. In 1903, Bertram traveled to Europe on a three-week business trip on behalf of the company, stopping at Paris, London, Glasgow, and Liverpool.

In 1907, the family moved to Williamstown, MA, where Bertram entered a partnership with Carl M. Farley, the husband of Augusta's first cousin. The firm, a pharmacy and soda shop, was known as the "Farley-Candee Co." The partnership was short lived, however, as by 1910 Bertram had become assistant manager of the "Clement Restein Co" and the family was living once again in Dunkirk. Effective July 1, 1910, Bertram became superintendent of the Dunkirk City Water and Electric plant, a position he held until his resignation January 1, 1914. According to a newspaper account, "...many improvements were made (during Bertram's tenure) including the building of a new boiler house, the increasing of the boiler capacity, many improvements in the electric equipment and the laying of something like five miles of water mains..."

Directly after his resignation, the family moved to Buffalo, NY where Bertram became secretary of the "Buffalo Metal Goods Co." A manufacturer of coaster brakes for bicycles. During WWI Bertram was connected with the Curtiss Airplane Co, where he met Myron C. Beman, a fellow Cornell alumnus, and from about 1924 until Bertram's death in 1952, his partner in the consulting engineer firm known as Beman & Candee, which specialized in heating, plumbing, ventilating and electrical work. Bertram received his license to practice professional engineering in the NY State from the Univ. Of the State of NY, 12 Sep 1922. The family lived at various addresses in Buffalo before moving to Kenmore, NY in 1924. By this time, Augusta's infant niece, Margaret Edith Hallock, born in 1922, had come to live with the family, following the untimely death of her mother Juliet, the youngest sister of Augusta. Bertram and Augusta raised this child as their own.

Bertram enjoyed fishing and golf, bridge and cribbage, and reading. He was active in Freemasonry, attaining the 33rd degree, 28 Sep 1949. He was a member of the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce and of the Buffalo Athletic Club. He was a member of the American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers (serving as President of its Western NY Chapter, 1937-38, later as its Treasurer, and becoming a life member in 1945), and was a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers.

Bertram was not affiliated with any particular church. Augusta was a Unitarian, the faith of her parents.

[JHJ]


United States Census, 1 June 1880
Name: Bertram Candee
Residence: Ithaca, Tompkins, New York
Birthdate: 1870
Birthplace: New York, United States
Relationship to Head: Son
Spouse's Name:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Father's Name: William Candee
Father's Birthplace: New York, United States
Mother's Name: Grace Candee
Mother's Birthplace: New York, United States
Race or Color (Expanded): White
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Male
Martial Status: Single
Age (Expanded): 10 years
Occupation: School
District: 233
Sheet Number and Letter: 182A
GS Film Number: 1254938
Digital Folder Number: 004243573
Image Number: 00369
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T9
Affiliate Film Number: 0938
HouseholdGenderAgeBirthplace
HeadWilliam CandeeM35New York
WifeGrace CandeeF34New York
DaughterJean CandeeF11New York
Son Bertrand CandeeM10New York
[RFSS Jul 2011]

1900 Census record taken on Friday, 1 June.
Residence - 9 Otis Place, Riley, Buffalo City, Erie County, New York State, USA
 NameRelation
to head
Color
or Race
SexDOBAgeMarital
Status
Years
Married
Children
Born
Children
Living
Birthplace
1Bertram C. CandeeHeadWhiteMMar 187030M8--New York
2Augusta D. CandeeWifeWhiteFMar 186733M811Kansas
3Edith B. CandeeDaughterWhiteFSep 18945S---New York
4Frances R. MesserServantWhiteFMar 187822S---New York
 Father's
Birthplace
Mother's
Birthplace
Year of
Immigration
Years
in US
Natural-ization
Year
OccupationCan
Read
Can
Write
Can Speak
English
 
1New YorkNew York---Mechanical EngineerYYY 
2New YorkNew York----YYY 
3New YorkKansas------- 
4New YorkEngland---ServantYYY 
Enumeration District: 0133, Sheet Number and Letter: 10A, Household ID: 208, Reference Number: 3, GSU Film Number: 1241029, Image Number: 00485
[RFSS Jul 2011]

United States Census, 1 January 1920
Name: Bertram C. Candee
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1920
Event Place: Buffalo Ward 20, Erie, New York, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 49
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1871
Birthplace: New York
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
District: 170
Sheet Number and Letter: 10A
Household ID: 233
Line Number: 23
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T625
GS Film number: 1821104
Digital Folder Number: 004313436
Image Number: 00898
HouseholdGenderAgeBirthplace
HeadBertram C. CandeeM49New York
WifeAugusta D. CandeeF52Nebraska
DaughterEdith B. CandeeF23New York
DaughterWinifred M. CandeeF19New York
HeadEllsworth M. EhniM29West Virginia
WifeElsie H. EhniF27New York
DaughterMajorie J. EhniF3Ohio
[RFSS Jul 2011]

United States Census, 1 April 1930
Name: Bertram C. Candee
Event: Census
Event Date: 1930
Event Place: Kenmore, Erie, New York
Gender: Male
Age: 60
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Birthplace: New York
Estimated Birth Year: 1870
Immigration Year:
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Enumeration District Number: 457
Family Number: 157
Sheet Number and Letter: 6B
Line Number: 58
NARA Publication: T626, roll 1437
Film Number: 2341172
Digital Folder Number: 4661107
Image Number: 00106
HouseholdGenderAgeBirthplace
HeadAndrew RutledgeM58Pennsylvania
WifeGertrude RutledgeF39Pennsylvania
SonRobert RutledgeM13New York
Daughter Ruth RutledgeF11New York
SonJack RutledgeM8New York
Mother-in-lawJane WrightF78England
HeadBertram C. CandeeM60New York
WifeAugusta D. CandeeF63Kansas
NieceMargaret E. HallockF7New York
[RFSS Jul 2011]

United States Census, 1 April 1940
Name: Bertram C. Candee
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Kenmore, Tonawanda Town, Erie, New York, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 70
Marital Status: Married
Race (Original): White
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birthplace: New York
Birth Year (Estimated): 1870
Last Place of Residence: Same House
District: 15-164
Family Number: 177
Sheet Number and Letter: 64A
Line Number: 36
Affiliate Publication Number: T627
Affiliate Film Number: 2531
Digital Folder Number: 005458198
Image Number: 00338
HouseholdGenderAgeBirthplace
HeadBertram C. CandeeM70New York
WifeAugusta D. CandeeF73Kansas
NieceMargaret E. Hallock F17New York
[RFSS Jun 2014]

Headstone of Bertram Colman Candee 1870-1952
Headstone of Bertram Colman Candee 1870-1952
Forest Hill Cemetery, Fredonia, Chautauqua County, New York
The headstone photograph comes from the Find A Grave website courtesy of Ron Kinney
Forest Hill Cemetery, Fredonia, Chautauqua County, New York, United States of America.
Link to the Find A Grave site for Bertram Colman Candee
[RFSS Aug 2013]
SOURCE
[ s2096 ] Cemetery Marker - Headstone - Forest Hill Cemetery, Fredonia, Chautauqua County, New York, United States of America - H1952-29-06-BCC
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