Algernon E. Skinner (1867-1943)

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Algernon Skinner
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Sex: Male
Birth: June 9, 1867 (1867-06-09) (149 years ago)
Port Orange, New York
Death: December 2, 1943 (age 76)
73 years ago
Jersey City, New Jersey
Father: James C. Skinner (1836-1906)
Mother: Esther Amelia Snelling (1840-1906)
Siblings: Abner J. Skinner (1857-1929)
Robert W. Skinner (1859-?)
Flora M. Skinner (1867-1934)
Grace Estelle Skinner (1870-1934)
Clarence V. Skinner (1877-1902)
Spouse/Partner: Mary Caufield (1875-?)
Marriage: June 23, 1890 (age 23)
126 years ago
Children: Hattie Skinner (1894-after1930)
George Skinner (1895-1982)
Mary Skinner (1898-after1900)
Winifred Skinner (1899-1993)
Florence Catherine Skinner (1901-1986)
Robert Skinner II (1904-c1942)
2nd Spouse: Nora Belle Piatt (1874-1955)

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Nora Belle Piatt (1873-1955) and Algernon Skinner (1867-1943) in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1938

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Algernon E. Skinner (1867-c1938) and Ralph Herman Freudenberg I (1931-1992) at 134 Beacon Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey on July 10, 1932

Algernon E. Skinner (1867-1943) aka Algie Skinner. He was a farmer who later worked for the Erie Railroad on the Port Jervis, New York to Jersey City, New Jersey line as a fireman in 1900. He died of gangrene induced by his type II diabetes. (b. June 09, 1867, Port Orange, Orange County, New York, USA - d. December 02, 1943, 9 Hancock Avenue, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA)



Algernon was born on June 09, 1867 in Port Orange, Orange County, New York according to his death certificate, but the 1900 US Census lists his birth as "December 1867".


First marriageEdit

Algernon married Mary Canfield (1875-?) aka Mamie Canfield, on June 23, 1890 in Manhattan. Their certificate was number "7786". He was listed as "Algie Skinner" and she was listed as "Mamie Canfield".


Second marriageEdit

After Mary Caufield's death Algernon married Nora Belle Piatt (1874-1955) aka Belle Piatt.


Algernon was a farmer and worked for the Erie Railroad which ran from Port Jervis, Orange County, New York to Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey.

Deerpark, New YorkEdit

In 1880 Algernon was living at his parent's home in Deerpark, Orange County, New York, and his father was working for the Erie Railroad as a fireman.

Jersey City, New JerseyEdit

In 1891 Algernon was living at 60 Carlton Avenue in Jersey City, New Jersey and he appears in the city directory. By 1892 he had moved to 137 Carlton Avenue. In 1893 he was living at 10 Stagg Street and he was still living there in 1900 when he was working as a locomotive fireman. He is listed on the 1900 census as "Albert Skinner" and his birth is given as "December 1867".


In 1930 he was living at 134 Beacon Avenue, and working as a watchman at a factory. He was living in the same home as George Francis McManus (1896-1989) his son-in-law; and Winifred Skinner (1899-1993). His wife was listed as "Bella Skinner" and he was listed as "Algie Skinner".


He died in 1943 of gangrene caused by his diabetes. At the time he was living at 9 Hancock Avenue in Jersey City with the family of Ralph Freudenberg (1903-1980). Otto Mack handled the funeral.


He was buried on December 06, 1943 in Hillside Cemetery in Lyndhurst, New Jersey with his second wife, Nora.

Funeral noticeEdit

His obituary appeared in the Jersey Journal on December 06, 1943 and it reads as follows:

Algernon Skinner, 78 of 9 Hancock Avenue, died of gangrene in a leg Thursday at the Medical Center, where he had been a patient since November 7. The funeral was to be held today. He was born at Port Orange, New York, where he had been a farmer until his retirement 20 years ago, when he moved to Jersey City. Mr. Skinner is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nora Skinner (Piatt); his sons, George and Robert Skinner; his daughters Mrs. Winifred McManus and Mrs. Florence Freudenberg, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Nora Freudenberg.

Uncompleted tasksEdit

His date of birth comes from the funeral home. His birth, marriage, and death certificates have not been ordered from the archives as of this writing.

Memories about Algernon SkinnerEdit

  • Sally Swanson writes on March 13, 2008: As you probably know, Algernon and Abner J. Skinner are brothers. Abner J. and his second wife Harriet Romer Mauderville are buried in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Jervis, New York. Also, one son, James A. Skinner is buried there. First wife of Abner J. was Sarah M. Pond who died in 1895 in Middletown, Orange County, New York on Stage Farm. I have been unable to trace Sarah, but I am working on it. My grandmother is a daughter of Abner J. and Sarah M. Pond Skinner and married George Roy Fear in Montclair, New Jersey and moved to California in the early 1920's.

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