In Memory of
Inez Livermore Albee
1922 - 2006
Inez was born in Corning, the daughter of Lawrence and Edith Phelps Livermore, and grew up there. She graduated in 1939 from the Painted Post High School. In 1944 she received a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics from Buffalo State Teachers College. On August 10, 1946, Inez Livermore married David M. Albee in Coopers Plains. She taught in Belfast and Addison schools and retired from Haverling Central School in Bath. And in 1969 Inez Albee received her Masters in Education from Elmira College. Mary Paddock remembers teaching with Inez:
Inez was an enthusiastic genealogist who traced the lineage of both her Livermore and Phelps families, and her husband’s family as well. She was a long-time member of the Jo-Ho’s genealogy club and of the Steuben County Historical Society.
The January 1990 Genealogy Issue, of The Crooked Lake Review carried her article, Tracing and Recording My Family History. She described her search for the history of her mother's family through official records, local history books, genealogy sites, and libraries—finally discovering The Phelps Family in America and Their English Ancestry by O. S. Phelps which ran her great-grandfather's Phelps family ancestors back to England in 1520. Inez updated the line to include the youngest children, entering them all into a family book. She detailed in her article how she organized her book, solutions to some of her practical problems, and, ways to avoid offending family members.
In the January 1993 issue she wrote of her Miller and Livermore ancestors and included a photograph of her great-grandfather's family taken in 1862 when he was away in the Civil War. In the January 1994 issue she contributed a story of spinning, weaving, cutting and sewing a woolen suit in seven days for ancestor Peter Graves before he left for the War of 1812. And in the Winter 2000 issue of the Crooked Lake Review she described incidents of her family life in My Father and J. B. Maltby Wholesale Groceries.
David Albee died February 25, 2006; Inez died September 7, 2006. They are survived by two sons, four grandchildren and nieces and nephews.