There are three initials on the outside of the cup:They look like JAH in a script engraving...inside is a hand written note which says:"Callaway Family Trophy for winning Kentucky Derby...there were 12 cups and a pitcher originally"I don't recognize the handwriting
In the same bag as the silver cup is a marriage certificate:
On the outside of the marriage certificate in handwriting is: "The Callaway Family is the one---who won this Silver cup--at Louisville Horse race track--was a set of silver cups--they were divided amonst the children
29th May 1916...Thomas A. Callaway and Rena M. Davis...married at Westminster Church, Buffalo, New York..(can't read) then V.V. Holmes Witnesses were:Lena M. Harry and Edwin M. Babcock
Also these old newspaper clippings: Married in New York--Miss Rena M. Davis, formerly of Sauquoit, becomes bride of Kentucky man..Sauquoit, June 5--At Westminster Church, Buffalo, New York, Monday, May 29 took place the marriage of Rena M. Davis, daughter of Henry M. Davis of Sauquoit, and Thomas Allen Callawy of Louisville, Ky. The Reverend Samuel VV Holmes, officiating.They were attended by Miss Lena Mae Harry of Bath and Edwin S. Babcock of Buffalo. The bride is a charming and accomplished young lady, a graduate of the Nurses' Training Class of Binghamton City Hospital. A host of friends extend their heartiest congratulations.The groom is a prominent buisinessman of Louisville, Ky.After a short wedding journey they will be at home at 1443 South Second Street, Louisville, Ky.
Another: CALLAWAY--Aug 10, 1934.Thomas A. husband of Rena Davies, brother of Samuel and Elizabeth Callaway, Mrs. R. A. Bate and Mrs. John Walker.Funeral from the family residence 156Deerfield Avenue, Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock, interrment at Sauquoite, New York...Louisville, Ky and Utica, NY papers please copy.
Funeral of Mr. Callaway... Sauquoit--The body of Thomas A. Callaway, who died in Buffalo during the "past" week, was brought here in charge of undertaker C. D. Budlong Monday afternoon and committal services were held in Sauquoit Valley Cemetery, where burial took place in the Davis Family Plot. The Rev, Charles Dodge of Utica conducted the service and relatives acted as bearers.
My ggg- grandmother was Magdelena Wiesman/Weisman.She married John (Johan) OTT while still in Germany.One of their sons (George Ott b.June 16, 1838 ) was born in Neuchirchen, Bavaria)...one of their children Anna Ott (b. 1845); Margaret Ott was born in Wisconsin in 1849.
I believe that Magdelena Wiesman/Weisman-OTT died in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, as did her husband John (Johan) OTT..but have not yet proven this...My grandmother said that the family lived in Buffalo, New York for a while, before coming to Wisconsin...interesting fragments???
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