Re: Maude (Hancock) Kinnie of Canton, New York
Hi. I'm not related to this family. Here is an obituary for Maud:
"Hermon - Mrs. Maud Lenore Hadcock [sic] Kinnie, 93, died in New York Sept. 21. The body was brought to Hermon cemetery for burial... Surviving are a daughter, Dorothy Kinnie Hurst, New York; a granddaughter, Tricia Hurst, Hollywood, Calif.; a grandson, Max Kinnie, Kingman, Ariz.; and four great-grandchildren.Born Jan. 8, 1874 at Deer River, a daughter of Charles and Mary Hodge Hadcock, she was married to Frank Kinnie, operator of Kinnie's circus which toured St. Lawrence county from 1909 to 1914.Winter headquarters for the circus were at Hermon, where the tamily owned a large house and barn. Mr. Kinnie opened the first movie theatre in Canton in 1908, and the family lived in the Canton Inn.Later they operated the Russell Hotel in Russell until Mr. Kinnie's death in an automobile accident in 1915." ~Watertown NY Daily Times - 6 Oct 1967
Maud Hadcock Kinney was also mentioned as a next of kin in the will of "Emmanuel Hadcock, late of the town of Rutland.. Jefferson County.. New York"The executor was Charles E. Hadcock, possibly Maud's father. ~The Daily Times, Watertown, NY - 17 Aug 1894
There is a obituary for Maud's father:
"C. D. Hadcock, 78, Dies In This City - Succumbs following attack of heart trouble - Was Friend of Buffalo Bill - Native of Copenhagen Went West When a Young Man and Made Acquaintance of Colonel Cody. - Charles D. Hadcock, 78, a native of Copenhagen, died Tuesday evening .. at the home of his grandson, F. Harold Kinnie, of East avenue... When a young man, Mr. Hadcock went west with his parents and it was while on that trip he became acquainted with Col. William Cody, known to the world as Buffalo Bill. Mr. Hadcock and Buffalo Bill became friends and the friendship between the tow lasted until Col. Cody's death several years ago.At the time the young man went west the country was the wild west of old. They made the trip to Wisconsin and Mr. Hadcock's daughter, Mrs. Maude L. Kinnie of this city recalled having heard her father tell of the times they were attacked by the Indians... Charles D. Hadcock was born in Copenhagen in 1847.He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. ?Phille Hadcock, who were farmers in that village.He spent his childhood years in Copenhagen and it was when a young man that he started west with his parents.The family moved to Wisconsin? and it was there that Mr. Hadcock started in the carpenter trade.After several years he returned to Copenhagen in 1865?His parents did not return to their native village.Shortly after returning east he married Miss Mary Jane Hodge of Copenhagen, and after residing there for a short time movied to Turin and later to Hermon where they lived for many years.Mrs. Hadcock died in 1910 in Hermon. Mr. Hadcock continued to make his home in that village for a number of years.Later he spent part of the time visiting his children.For the past three years he had resided with his grandson in this city.Although Mr. Hadcock was an expert millwright as well as being a first class carpenter, he had not worked at either trade for several years.He was forced to retire because of he advancing age... He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Maude L. Kinnie of this city, one grandson, F. Harold Kinnie of this city; a granddaguther Mrs. Alfred Dixson Hurst of Elisabeth, NJ, and three sisters, Mrs. Hattie French of Fondulac, Wis., Mrs. James French of Colmen?, SD and Mrs. Fannie Avery of Wisconsin, and four cousins, Wayne Hadcock, H? Hadcock, Jerome Hadcock all of this city, and Judson Hadcock of Carthage.." ~Watertown Daily Times - ?13 Jan 1925
There is a beautiful profile photo of Dorothy as well as a rather lengthy article regarding her divorce from Alfred Dickson Hurst, Jr. ~Syracuse NY Journal 1930 - 5472.pdf. You can find that, as well as the obit above, athttp://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.htmlhttp://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html.In the search window type "Dorothy Kinnie" (in quotes) and you can scroll down to find the article.
Hope this helps.Annie