Clan of Henry McOrmond - contd.
Lillian, and Alice - Page 3 of 3

   Lillian McOrmond was born 20 July 1894 in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut. She was the first-born to Henry and Lena, after their marriage in 1891.

    In DOB Cert. Registrar's Ledger (Bridgeport Vital Statistics) Lillian’s Name was originally spelled "Lelean" with mother's name, "Lela." It is presumed that the "Number of children" and "Still living" counts recorded, would have probably have been for Henry alone, although possible (but not likely) for Lena. (Number of Children Born: 11 - Number of Children Living: 8). This would have been too much of a coincidence for both of them. No other children have been found for Lena.

   While still an infant, Lillian lived in Ansonia, CT., as she is found on 1900 U.S. Census living at 88 Holbrook Street; in 1910 (just after Henry died, she resided at 1116 East Main Street with her mom, Lena). She worked as a Packer in a Silver Plate factory. She had not attended school since Sept. 1909, as she was helping to support the family.

   Lillian married Joseph "Leo" Pineault (b: Fall River, MA) on 02 August 1918, Bridgeport, Fairfield, CT. This elopement lasted for a very short time, in that, by 1920, she had remarried to Leo Bassett and had moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Leo was a native of Michigan.

  Leo Pineault later died at the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and was on the USS Arizona. The USS Arizona Memorial is the final resting place for many of the battleship's 1,177 crew members who lost their lives on December 7, 1941. The national memorial commemorates the site where World War II began for the United States.

L-R: Emmet, Althea, Lillian, Leo Jr.

Children of Lillian McOrmond and Leo Bassett:

i. LEONARD BASSETT, b. 18 December 1924, Michigan ;
d. 03 April 1993, Lanse, Baraga, Michigan.

b: 28 July 1922 in Michigan
d: 28 April 2006, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan

b: 28 June 1930 in Michigan
d: April 1970 in Michigan

Bassett Family L-R: Son, Leo Jr., Leo Sr., Lillian, Emmet, Front- Althea

Leo Bassett died 04 March 1973, Wright, Ottawa, Michigan and is buried there.
Lillian died 01 January 1983, Wright, Ottawa, Michigan and is buried there.


   Alice May McOrmond was the youngest of Henry’s children, born 26 January 1899 in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut. It conflicted with every known record of her, including the knowledge of many of her descendants. The record of birth in the volumes at Bridgeport Vitals is the earliest made.

   Folks will tell you, Alice was born 26 February 1899. This is not the case. The only way I was able to prove this, was to have the record transcribed - then certified. Photographs within the Registrar's vault are not permitted - although from another source, a photo of the actual registrar's record has been obtained.


   There are a lot of memories of Henry's and Lena's clan through her clan. As she is the youngest to be born, there is quite a span in years from the birth of Henry's first son (James, in 1867) to Alice, in 1899. Imagine being able to speak to those who remember Lena, the wife of an ancestor who's been gone for almost 100 years! Alice was loved by anyone who knew her!

   Alice is remembered by her children and grandchildren alike, as “Ma.” After meeting Ginny for the 1st time in 2001 (Alice’s daughter), I can honestly say: “The stories learned are some of the best since I’ve begun TGP.” And without this meeting, most of what you read on this page wouldn't be...

   Ma’s family grew somewhat “apart” from the rest of the clan. Perhaps because of the lineage (Maria’s death and Henry’s remarriage? - age differences of siblings?), no one knows for sure. It was nice to have found them.

   Alice married Theodore Oliver Boynton, 29 November 1916, in Rye, Westchester County, New York. As was the case with Lillian, I’m told they eloped. And some of the recollections by folks will also tell you they got lost in Chinatown, NYC right after they did. Ted was born 1896 in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, CT, and died 16 January 1956 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut.

   Alice was always remembered as a hard worker - a long time Salesperson who worked at Levitt's Department Store. Her marriage ended with Ted Boynton and later remarried Bernard Baldwin, 02 October 1962 in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut. He was born 12 June 1890 in Nichols, Fairfield, Connecticut and died, 28 August 1981 in Branford, New Haven, Connecticut.

She had, by then, moved and remained in the New Haven area.

   Alice died at the age of 89 years, at St. Raphael's Hospital Emergency Room, 20 May 1988 in New Haven, Connecticut - Cardioresperatory arrest. She was living at the time at 127 Sherman Lane, Hamden, CT. The Informant was 'cuz, “Ginny” [her daughter] – and it is through her, I found Alice’s clan.

   She was laid to rest in King's Highway Cemetery, Milford, CT on 23 May 1988, Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut.


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