7. Adelbert Eugene (Delmar) b. Cherry Plain 1861; m. Delia Gibbons from Meath, Ireland b. 1858 and d. in Pittsfield, Mass. November 30, 1946. Adelbert d. in Pittsfield March 6, 1942. They had children and resided in Pittsfield from about 1880 to death dates. He moved to Washington, Mass. with his parents in 1868. He won a silver cup as champion old time fiddler of Berkshire County about 1927. He met Delia when he was a coachman and she a chamber maid both employed at the Maplewood Hotel in Pittsfield, Mass. Both were illiterate.
Obit from Berkshire Eagle – March 7, 1942
“Ex-Champion fiddler Dies in Hospital
Adelbert Eugene Harrington 81, Held County Title
Adelbert E. Harrington 81, of 185 Toronita Avenue, former champion fiddler for square dances in Berkshire County, died last night at St. Luke’s Hospital after a prolonged illness.
Born in Stephentown, NY, Mr. Harrington lived in Pittsfield more than 60 years. One of his prized possessions was the silver trophy presented him many years ago on willing the fiddler championship title.
He was well known throughout Berkshire County for his tuneful fiddling. He was a member of St Charles Church and belonged to the Holy Name Society.
Survivors are his widow, the former Delia Gibbons, five daughters, Mrs. A.F. Boure, Mrs. Edith Zahn and Mrs. Stella Hovey, all of this city, Mrs. Delia Wheeler of Hinsdale and Mrs. Clarence Hassan of Poestenkill, NY and one son, Michael J. Harrington of Pittsfield, 30 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The body rests at the Devanny Funeral Home, Maplewood Avenue where the funeral will be Tuesday morning at 8”30 followed at 9 at St. Charles church with a high mass of requiem. Burial will be in the family plot in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Houghtling plot section L, lot 23.”
Obit from Berkshire Eagle, Saturday, November 30, 1946
“ Mrs. Harrington Dies, Leaving 71 Grand, Great-Grandchildren
Mrs. Delia Gibbons Harrington, 86, widow of Adelbert Harrington, of Hinsdale, died this morning at St. Luke’s Hospital after a long illness.
Mrs. Harrington was born in Meath, Ireland, and had lived in Pittsfield 65 years, before moving to Hinsdale. She was a communicant of t. Patrick’s Church, Hinsdale. Survivors are five daughters, Mrs. Delia Wheeler, of Hinsdale; Mrs. Clarence Hassan of Poestenkill, NY, Mrs. A.F. Boure; Mrs. Edith Zahn and Mrs. Stella Hovey and one son, Michael J. Harrington, all of Pittsfield; also 30 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The body reposes at the Davanny Funeral Home where friends may call tonight, Sunday and Monday evening from 7 to 10 tomorrow and Monday afternoon from 2 to 3. Buried Houghtling Lot, Sec. L, Lot 23, St. Joseph Cemetery, Pittsfield.”
8. Alton b. Cherry Plain February 2, 1863; d. July 13, 1934; m. Mary Cox and had children. He resided with Pascal Sweener at Wyomanock, NY
Obit from Berkshire Eagle July 14, 1934
“Alton D. Harrington
Alton D. Harrington, 71, at the House of Mercy Hospital yesterday afternoon at 3:00. He was born at Stephentown, NY, February 2, 1863. He was a shoemaker by trade but was for some time employed in railroad work. He had made his home for the past three years with is son, Eugene Harrington of Centennial Avenue, who survives. Also surviving are a brother Adelbert, of Pittsfield; two daughters, Mrs. Lydia Cassidy and Mrs. Beatrice Miner, both of Dalton; one other son, William of New Haven, Conn. and six grandchildren, The funeral services are to be held Monday morning at 9 o’clock in the St. Agnes Church, of which Mr. Harrington became a member recently. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery.”
William Henry b. in Cherry Plain April 25, 1842; d. Pittsfield February 13, 1913; m. Mary Ellsworth of Stephentown:
Child of William Henry and Mary Ellsworth Harrington:
1. William d. May 19, 1909.
Article of his death from Berkshire Eagle May 20, 1909:
“Desire For More Drink Proved Fatal
William Harrington told to finish work at 3 O’clock; Goes after more liquor.
Mrs. Garbarino only witness of accident in which he met death yesterday afternoon on McKay St.
The funeral of William Harrington, who was killed yesterday afternoon by being run over by his own team on McKay Street, will probably be held Saturday.
The accident happened near the Harder stable, and as far as ca be learned, the only eye witness of Harrington’s tragic ending was Mrs. Ralph Garbarino, who lives on McKay Street. The weight of the wagon with the load of gravel was about three tons.
Assistant Medical Examiner Flynn viewed the body, finding that in addition to a broken neck, Harrington’s face was badly mangled. The body was taken I charge by Undertakers Wellington and Crosier, who prepared it for burial and then took it to his home on Crosier Street.
The manner in which Harrington came to his death was particularly sad, because it was a desire for “one more drink” that undoubtedly brought him to the fatal accident. He had been working during the afternoon drawing gravel from the cellar of the new Y.M.C.A. building. During the afternoon, Daniel Walsh, the contractor, saw that Harrington had been drinking and at 3 o’clock he considered that the man was unfit for further employment that afternoon because of his condition.
Consequently, Mr. Walsh ordered him to take the load to a place on Fourth Street and to go home after delivering it. Harrington, however, insisted that he must have another drink and apparently it was this carving which caued him to drive his team in the direction of the fatal spot, as he had no other reason for being there. Leaving the cellar, Harrington drove his team down North Street and Depot Street into Clapp Avenue and thence up West Street into McKay Street, where the fatality occurred. As he drove up West Street it was noticed that he was unsteady in his seat and it is evident that he lost control of himself and fell from the wagon after turning into the side street.
Mrs. Garbarino, who lives south of the Harder stable, was hanging clothes out to dry when Harrington passed. She remarked at the time that she thought he must be intoxicated or stricken by shock. Only a second after, she had made the remark, she saw the man fall from his seat and saw the wheels grind down on his head. His teeth were knocked out of his head and the wound was from the chin, up over the top of the head. A blood stained patch of dirt marks today the scene of the accident.
He is survived by his widow, one son, Charles, two brothers George and Irving and two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Van Valenburg and Miss Millie Harrington.”
Oscar Harrington b. March 13, 1844; d. December 5, 1916; m. Mary Moore
Children of Oscar and Mary Moore Harrington:
1. Lillia Henrietta b. January 29, 1870 in Pittsfield; m. Nelson Pierce of Windsor, Mass. They had: Alfred, Herbert, Francis, Homer, Mabel, Bertha, Elizabeth, Dora and one child who died in infancy.
2. Harriet b. April 16, 1871 in Pittsfield; m. there November 7, 1888 to Miles Rochal of Canada and they had: Alfred, Thomas, Walter, Bessie, Agnes, Grace and Anna
3. Lucy b. about 1873 in Pittsfield; d. 1890; unmarried
4. Walter b. January 3, 1875 in Pittsfield; m. Etta Hoover and had a set of twins and one girl.
5. James b. May 13, 1877 in Pittsfield; m. Bessie Kent, b. April 8, 1874; no issue.
6. Arthur b. about 1879 in Pittsfield; m. Grace and had four children.
7. Violet b. about 1881 in Pittsfield; m. 1) Teddy Dercay and 2) Leonard Howser and they resided in Pittsfield in 1928; no issue.
8. William (Alonzo) b. July 22, 1884 in Pittsfield; m. Catharine Lyons of Ireland; no issue.
Frederick b. July 4, 1846; d. January 3, 1918; m. Mary Donnolly.
Children of Frederick and Mary Donnally Harrington:
1. Frederick b. Pittsfield about 1875; d. young
2. Mary Ellen b. Pittsfield about 1877; m. there Nicholas Lambert of same place. They had Nicholas b. 1906 and Esther.
3. Nora b. Pittsfield about 1879; was residing there in 1928; unmarried.
4. Julia b. Pittsfield about 1881; She was a Nun.
5. Elizabeth b. Pittsfield about 1883; m. there Edward Lambert. They had no natural children, but one adopted.
6. Katie b. Pittsfield about 1885; m. there Bert Jones. They had 9 children; resided near Lanesborough, Mass.
7. Thomas b. Pittsfield about 1887; d. there 1915; m. Ella Goff.
Frank b. Cherry Plain about 1850; d. Pittsfield, Mass September 13, 1919; m. there Katherine O’Kieff of Richmond, Mass.
Children of Frank and Katherine O’Kieff Harrington:
1. Mary b. Pittsfield about 1876; m. Charles Strong b. Springfield, Mass about 1878 and d. Pittsfield in 1920. They had no children.
2. Ella b. Pittsfield about 1879; m. William Daugherty; they resided in Springfield in 1928; had seven boys.
3. Francis b. Pittsfield April 1881; was unmarried in 1928
4. Fred b. Pittsfield July 1883; m. Harrah Steers, who was b. in Stephentown about 1884.
5. John b. Pittsfield January 13, 1885; m. Maggie Bastion, b. there September 22, 1888. They had no children.
Adelbert Eugene (Delmar) b. Cherry Plain 1861; m. Delia Gibbons from Meath, Ireland b. 1858 and d. in Pittsfield, Mass. November 30, 1946. Adelbert d. in Pittsfield March 6, 1942. They had children and resided in Pittsfield from about 1880 to death dates. He moved to Washington, Mass. with his parents in 1868. He won a silver cup as champion old time fiddler of Berkshire County about 1927. He met Delia when he was a coachman and she a chamber maid both employed at the Maplewood Hotel in Pittsfield, Mass. Both were illiterate.
Children of Adelbert and Delia Gibbons Harrington:
1. Twins stillborn May 31, 1882
2. Melissa Philena (Lena) of Pittsfield b. there 1884; d. there October 7, 1964; m. Arman Frank Boure of Peru, Mass June 27, 1906. He worked at General Electric Company. They had three boys – Arman, Alden and Robert.
3. Elizabeth (Bess) of Pittsfield was b. there June 25, 1887; d. there June 1963; m. 1) Lloyd Houghtling of Stephentown, son of Frederick and Eunice Hayes Houghtling on November 22, 1906. He was b. 1887 and d. 1925. They had Doris and Glenna. She married 2) Clarence Hassan of Hoosick Falls, NY, who d. 1948. He was a farmer.
4. Eva Jeannie b. Pittsfield 1890 and d. there 1893 of bronchitis.
5. Josephine Edith (Eda) of Pittsfield b. there November 3, 1891; d. there about 1974; m. Jacob Zahn. They ran a piggery on Pecks Road in Pittsfield. They had William, Edith, Gertrude, Francis and Patricia.
6. Estella J. of Pittsfield b. there July 31, 1893; d. April 3, 1977; m. James Curtis Hovey July 26, 1912; they had Estelle, James, Delia, Dorothy, Joseph and Jean.
7. Michael Joseph of Pittsfield was b. there September 8, 1895 and d. there April 10, 1953 of smoke inhalation in an auto fire. He married Anna Gertrude Fox of Dalton, Mass. who was b. May 10, 1886 in her grandmother Adam’s house across from the Renfrew Cotton Mill on Hinsdale Road. There is a road named Fox Road across from said cotton mill named after Anna Fox’s grandfather, Thomas Fox who had a farm there. Michael Joseph and Anna were m. first by elopement to Bennington, Vermont 1916 and then solomized in Pittsfield April 24, 1916. Michael’s occupation was varied from self employed bakery route to General Electric Company. He is buried in St. Joseph Cemetery, Section 25. They had Glenna Patricia, Ann Gertrude, and Robert John.
8. Delia H. of Old Windsor Road, Dalton b. August 13, 1897; d. Sat. November 30, 1946; m. Roswell Everett Wheeler of Richmond, Mass on June 12, 1916; they had Vera, Gerald, Elaine and twins Ruth and Roswell, Jr.
Harrington Family Genealogical Gazetteer
Comprehensive work on America's Harrington Family, including the Stephentown Harringtons.