Robert Woodward MacKusick

M, b. 20 December 1919, d. 1 March 2004
FatherGuy Robert MacKusick b. 23 Dec 1886, d. 14 Nov 1960
MotherGrace Watkins Woodward b. 1889, d. 18 Dec 1951
ChartsDescendants of Matthew and Mary Bettis McKusick
Descendants of John and Lydia Bettis McKusick
     He adopted Sandra Jean and Linda Marie Schofield, daughters of Kathleen's previous marriage. Robert was born on 20 December 1919 at Somerville, MA. He married Lea Leger on 24 November 1951 at Waltham, MA. He married Kathleen Laura Brown on 31 October 1957 at Las Vegas, NV. Robert Woodward MacKusick died on 1 March 2004 at Waltham, MA, at age 84.

Family 1

Lea Leger b. 2 Sep 1923, d. 1952
Child

Family 2

Kathleen Laura Brown b. 20 May 1925, d. 3 Feb 2004
Child

Ruthe Marcia McKusick

F, b. 10 February 1918, d. 22 July 2009
FatherHarold Wilfred McKusick b. 20 May 1894, d. 31 Mar 1982
MotherBernice Jessie Chirurg b. 16 Sep 1895, d. 3 Nov 1946
ChartsDescendants of Matthew and Mary Bettis McKusick
Descendants of John and Lydia Bettis McKusick
     She was a well-known artist in the Rochester, NY area until moving to Cape Cod, MA in the 1970's. She is now (1992) equally well-known in So. Orleans, MA particularly for her beautiful prints.
Ruthe was born on 10 February 1918 at Manchester, NH.1 She married Chester Ridlon Berry on 7 September 1940 at Newton, MA. Ruthe Marcia McKusick died on 22 July 2009 at Chatham, MA, at age 91.

Family

Chester Ridlon Berry b. 15 Aug 1919, d. 16 Oct 1998
Children

Citations

  1. [S69] Birth Record Copy.

Edward Preston McKusick1

M, b. 12 December 1922, d. 15 December 1922
FatherHarold Wilfred McKusick b. 20 May 1894, d. 31 Mar 1982
MotherBernice Jessie Chirurg b. 16 Sep 1895, d. 3 Nov 1946
ChartsDescendants of Matthew and Mary Bettis McKusick
Descendants of John and Lydia Bettis McKusick
     Edward was born on 12 December 1922 at Everett?, MA. Edward died on 15 December 1922 at Everett, MA. His body was interred on 19 December 1922 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, MA.2

Citations

  1. [S414] He died several days after birth with a defective esophagus.
  2. [S413] Burial Record at McKusick Family Association Archives.

Harold Wilfred McKusick

M, b. 1 June 1924, d. 10 April 2012
FatherHarold Wilfred McKusick b. 20 May 1894, d. 31 Mar 1982
MotherBernice Jessie Chirurg b. 16 Sep 1895, d. 3 Nov 1946
ChartsDescendants of Matthew and Mary Bettis McKusick
Descendants of John and Lydia Bettis McKusick
     A noted Jazz musician in the 1940s and 1950s, he became a nature photographer and operated an antique shop in Sag Harbor, NY. He also made Shaker-styled furniture. He was married two more times after his first marriage with no issue.
His common name was Hal. Harold was born on 1 June 1924 at Medford, MA. He married Mary Frances Doolittle in 1946. He married Diana ???? on 29 November 1969. Harold Wilfred McKusick died on 10 April 2012 at Southhampton, NY, at age 87.

Family 1

Mary Frances Doolittle b. 7 Oct 1927, d. 1 Jul 2002
Children

Family 2

Diana ????

Charles Edgar McKusick

M
FatherHarold Wilfred McKusick b. 20 May 1894, d. 31 Mar 1982
MotherBernice Jessie Chirurg b. 16 Sep 1895, d. 3 Nov 1946
ChartsDescendants of Matthew and Mary Bettis McKusick
Descendants of John and Lydia Bettis McKusick
     He enlisted in the Army Air Forces in July 1943 and was commissioned a 2nd Lt. Aerial Navigator in 1944. He returned to school at the U. of Colorado in 1948 after marrying in 1947. He was recalled to active duty when the Korean War broke out and decided to remain in the US Air Force as a Regular Officer. He retired as a Lt.Colonel in 1971 and became an Engineering Scientist for RCA Corp. involved in the development of computer-based systems for the US Government. Having a love for sailing and the sea, he resigned from RCA twice to live aboard his ketch with his wife, Liz-first in 1973 and finally in 1978. In 1984 they moved ashore at Satellite Beach, FL where he continued his hobby of Amateur (Ham) Radio and started researching The McKusick Family. In 1989, he was one of the founders of The McKusick Family Association and became the family historian. He edited and published the Clan Connections for eight years and published three editions of the family genealogy. He married Mary-Elizabeth Huestis on 6 December 1947 at Dorchester, MA.1

Citations

  1. [S70] Marriage Record Copy.

Kenneth Alan McKusick

M
FatherHarold Wilfred McKusick b. 20 May 1894, d. 31 Mar 1982
MotherBernice Jessie Chirurg b. 16 Sep 1895, d. 3 Nov 1946
ChartsDescendants of Matthew and Mary Bettis McKusick
Descendants of John and Lydia Bettis McKusick
     A medical doctor, he specialized in internal medicine and was one of the first experts in the field of nuclear medicine. He was president of the American College of Nuclear Physicians and has lectured throughout the World about Nuclear Medicine. He graduated Bowdoin College and McGill University. He was an Assoc. Prof, Harvard Medical School. He is (2007) semi-retired.
He married Rosalie Manson on 12 June 1953 at Biddeford, ME. Kenneth was granted a divorce from Rosalie Manson in January 1979 at Salem, MA. He married Augusta Fishel Moodie on 10 June 1979 at Amherst, MA.

James Thompson Dewing

M, b. 31 July 1909, d. 19 December 1989
FatherHenry Franklin Coolidge Dewing b. 14 Jun 1880, d. 17 Jul 1953
MotherCarolyn Louise Thompson b. 21 Jun 1881, d. 23 Jan 1971
     He was Purchasing Agent for American Hide and Leather Co. until its demise; he then entered the air conditioning field as a sales engineer until his retirement. He was very community oriented spending his adult life in volunteer activities; some of these were Water Commissioner for Belmont, MA, church treasurer and warden, auxiliary policeman and comptroller for The National Scoliosis Foundation. He was also president of the Belmont Dramatic Club and served as a Town Meeting member for over 30 years.
James was born on 31 July 1909 at Cumberland, MD.1 He married Elaine Frances McKusick on 15 November 1941 at Newtonville, MA.2 James died on 19 December 1989 at Cambridge, MA, at age 80.3

Citations

  1. [S69] Birth Record Copy.
  2. [S70] Marriage Record Copy.
  3. [S72] Death Record Copy.

Chester Ridlon Berry

M, b. 15 August 1919, d. 16 October 1998
FatherGeorge Young Berry b. 6 Apr 1896, d. c 1980
MotherVerna Ridlon b. 29 Sep 1895, d. c 1971
     He was an eminent physicist who specialized in the study of crystaline matter. He operated a research laboratory for Eastman Kodak. A graduate of Dartmouth College, he earned his PhD at Cornell Univ. He was a member of the team at the Manhattan Project at Oak Ridge, TN during World War II.
Chester was born on 15 August 1919 at Boston, MA.1 He married Ruthe Marcia McKusick on 7 September 1940 at Newton, MA. Chester died on 16 October 1998 at home...10 Heritage Drive, South Orleans, MA, at age 79.

Family

Ruthe Marcia McKusick b. 10 Feb 1918, d. 22 Jul 2009
Children

Citations

  1. [S69] Birth Record Copy.

Mary Frances Doolittle

F, b. 7 October 1927, d. 1 July 2002
FatherGeorge Barnet Doolittle b. 11 Sep 1897, d. 8 Feb 1961
MotherOpal Veneta Duhamel b. 6 Dec 1897, d. 3 Jul 1958
     Mary was born on 7 October 1927 at Los Angeles, CA. She married Harold Wilfred McKusick in 1946. Mary died on 1 July 2002 at Las Vegas, NV, at age 74.

Family

Harold Wilfred McKusick b. 1 Jun 1924, d. 10 Apr 2012
Children

Mary-Elizabeth Huestis

F, b. 24 December 1924, d. 3 November 2013
FatherLawrence Frederick Huestis   b. 16 Sep 1897, d. Jan 1940
MotherMary Alvira Rex b. 2 Oct 1897, d. 27 Dec 1992
     A graduate of the Traphagen School of Design at NYC, she was a fashion illustrator until her marriage. Art took a back seat while she raised her family, but she returned to painting in 1976 and became active in the art circles of Brevard County, FL.
Mary-Elizabeth was born on 24 December 1924 at Providence, RI.1 She married Charles Edgar McKusick on 6 December 1947 at Dorchester, MA.2 Mary-Elizabeth Huestis died on 3 November 2013 at Satellite Beach, Brevard, FL, at age 88.

Citations

  1. [S69] Birth Record Copy.
  2. [S70] Marriage Record Copy.

Rosalie Manson

F
FatherHarold Manson
MotherAnn Young
     She married Kenneth Alan McKusick on 12 June 1953 at Biddeford, ME. Rosalie was granted a divorce from Kenneth Alan McKusick in January 1979 at Salem, MA.

Edna Barbara Maclean

F, b. 24 June 1921, d. 17 March 1998
FatherDonald Maclean b. 26 Oct 1889, d. 18 Apr 1979
MotherRuthe Gladys McKusick b. 5 Dec 1897, d. 22 Nov 1977
ChartsDescendants of Matthew and Mary Bettis McKusick
Descendants of John and Lydia Bettis McKusick
     Edna was born on 24 June 1921 at Cambridge, MA.1 She married James Lowell Dietz on 22 March 1944 at Hartford, CT. Edna died on 17 March 1998 at home, San Bernardino, CA, at age 76. Her body was interred on 20 March 1998 at Riverside National, Riverside, CA.

Family

James Lowell Dietz b. 4 Oct 1922, d. 17 Jun 2006
Children

Citations

  1. [S69] Birth Record Copy.

James Lowell Dietz

M, b. 4 October 1922, d. 17 June 2006
     James was born on 4 October 1922 at New Bedford, IL.1 He married Edna Barbara Maclean on 22 March 1944 at Hartford, CT. James Lowell Dietz died on 17 June 2006 at San Bernardino, CA, at age 83.

Family

Edna Barbara Maclean b. 24 Jun 1921, d. 17 Mar 1998
Children

Citations

  1. [S69] Birth Record Copy.

Marjorie Melzar

F, b. 6 August 1917, d. 21 August 2017
FatherHarold Eber Melzar b. 20 Feb 1889, d. 1 Jul 1978
MotherEdna Frances McKusick b. 17 Mar 1892, d. 1 Jan 1973
ChartsDescendants of Matthew and Mary Bettis McKusick
Descendants of John and Lydia Bettis McKusick
     Marjorie was born on 6 August 1917 at Cambridge, MA. She married Francis Talbot Emery on 19 September 1934 at Kittery, ME. Marjorie Melzar died on 21 August 2017 at Wayne, ME, at age 100.

Family

Francis Talbot Emery b. 25 Aug 1913, d. 30 Dec 1991
Children

Francis Talbot Emery

M, b. 25 August 1913, d. 30 December 1991
     Francis was born on 25 August 1913 at Medford, MA. He married Marjorie Melzar on 19 September 1934 at Kittery, ME. Francis died on 30 December 1991 at Boothbay Harbor, ME, at age 78.1

Family

Marjorie Melzar b. 6 Aug 1917, d. 21 Aug 2017
Children

Citations

  1. [S415] Personal knowledge.

Frederic Preston Melzar

M, b. 6 December 1920, d. 10 July 1989
FatherHarold Eber Melzar b. 20 Feb 1889, d. 1 Jul 1978
MotherEdna Frances McKusick b. 17 Mar 1892, d. 1 Jan 1973
ChartsDescendants of Matthew and Mary Bettis McKusick
Descendants of John and Lydia Bettis McKusick
     A Naval officer during World War II serving in submarines, he was Vice-Pres. and Secretary of the Amoskeag Co. which controls Fieldcrest Cannon Mills and a Trustee of the Dumaines Trust which controls the Amoskeag Co. He was active in public affairs as member of Boxford's Zoning Board and trustee of its private library.
Frederic was born on 6 December 1920 at Winchester, MA. He married Jean Jolly on 5 August 1950 at Wilmington, MA. Frederic died on 10 July 1989 at Boxford, MA, at age 68.

Jean Jolly

F
FatherJoseph William Jolly b. 30 Dec 1897, d. 19 Jul 1979
MotherAbigail Gladys McLane b. 22 Feb 1897, d. 11 Oct 1993
     She married Frederic Preston Melzar on 5 August 1950 at Wilmington, MA.

Elliot Parker Melzar

M, b. 25 September 1923, d. 5 May 2012
FatherHarold Eber Melzar b. 20 Feb 1889, d. 1 Jul 1978
MotherEdna Frances McKusick b. 17 Mar 1892, d. 1 Jan 1973
ChartsDescendants of Matthew and Mary Bettis McKusick
Descendants of John and Lydia Bettis McKusick
     Elliot was born on 25 September 1923 at Winchester, MA. He married Maria Hrenchuk on 31 May 1952 at Boston, MA. Elliot Parker Melzar died on 5 May 2012 at MA at age 88.

Maria Hrenchuk

F, b. 22 May 1925, d. 25 September 2013
FatherJohn D. Hrenchuk b. 3 Jul 1895, d. 21 Apr 1968
MotherWasylena Floreskul b. 28 Jun 1895, d. 23 Nov 1973
     Maria was born on 22 May 1925 at Boston, MA. She married Elliot Parker Melzar on 31 May 1952 at Boston, MA. Maria Hrenchuk died on 25 September 2013 at Winchester, MA, at age 88.

Eugenia Melzar

F
FatherHarold Eber Melzar b. 20 Feb 1889, d. 1 Jul 1978
MotherEdna Frances McKusick b. 17 Mar 1892, d. 1 Jan 1973
ChartsDescendants of Matthew and Mary Bettis McKusick
Descendants of John and Lydia Bettis McKusick
     She married Robert Andrews Shepard on 18 June 1949 at Wilmington, MA.

Family

Robert Andrews Shepard b. 22 Oct 1923, d. 26 Jul 2017
Children

Robert Andrews Shepard

M, b. 22 October 1923, d. 26 July 2017
FatherLorrin Andrews Shepard b. 24 Mar 1890, d. 16 Jul 1983
MotherVirginia Moffat b. 8 Jul 1892, d. 5 Mar 1986
     His parents were medical missionaries in Turkey. Robert was Professor of Chemistry, Northeastern Univ. He was also Dean of Liberal Arts from 1968 to 1976. He retired in 1986.
Robert was born on 22 October 1923 at Aintab, Turkey.1 He married Eugenia Melzar on 18 June 1949 at Wilmington, MA. Robert Andrews Shepard died on 26 July 2017 at Boothbay Harbor, ME, at age 93.2

Citations

  1. [S69] Birth Record Copy.
  2. [S839] Steven Melzar, Charles McKusick, email notification from Steven Melzar.

Elizabeth Melzar

F, b. 22 February 1930, d. 10 November 1996
FatherHarold Eber Melzar b. 20 Feb 1889, d. 1 Jul 1978
MotherEdna Frances McKusick b. 17 Mar 1892, d. 1 Jan 1973
ChartsDescendants of Matthew and Mary Bettis McKusick
Descendants of John and Lydia Bettis McKusick
     Elizabeth was born on 22 February 1930 at Arlington, MA. She married Leon Lincoln Pullen on 20 October 1951 at Wilmington, MA. Elizabeth died on 10 November 1996 at Portland, ME, at age 66.1

Family

Leon Lincoln Pullen b. 30 Nov 1927, d. 5 Feb 1998
Children

Citations

  1. [S209] Obituary of Elizabeth Pullen, Portland Press Herald.

Leon Lincoln Pullen

M, b. 30 November 1927, d. 5 February 1998
     Leon was born on 30 November 1927 at Augusta, ME. He married Elizabeth Melzar on 20 October 1951 at Wilmington, MA. Leon died on 5 February 1998 at Augusta, ME, at age 70.

Family

Elizabeth Melzar b. 22 Feb 1930, d. 10 Nov 1996
Children

Alexander Crossman

M, d. 1969
     Alexander was born. He married Mildred L. McKusick on 7 May 1924.1 Alexander died in 1969 at Lewiston, ME.

Citations

  1. [S39] Maine Bride Index.

Grace Mildred McKusick

F, b. 24 December 1908, d. 22 May 1995
FatherCarroll Lee McKusick b. 15 Feb 1882, d. 19 Jun 1969
MotherEthel May Buzzell b. 11 Oct 1882, d. 12 Oct 1944
ChartsDescendants of Matthew and Mary Bettis McKusick
Descendants of John and Lydia Bettis McKusick
     Grace died on 22 May 1995 at Yarmouth, ME, at age 86. Grace was born on 24 December 1908 at Chester, VT. .1 She married Martin Tupper Storms on 26 June 1934 at Parkman, ME.2

Family

Martin Tupper Storms b. 20 Aug 1906, d. 11 Oct 1990
Children

Citations

  1. [S70] Marriage Record Copy.
  2. [S119] Parkman, ME VR,, Vol 10, pgs 86, 87.

Martin Tupper Storms

M, b. 20 August 1906, d. 11 October 1990
FatherEdwin Storms
MotherJennie A. Benson
     He was a graduate of Colby College and the Eastern Baptist Seminary, Phila., PA. He served as pastor in Parkman, ME; Mullica Hill, NJ; Buckfield, ME; Houlton, ME; and Yarmouth, ME.
Martin was born on 20 August 1906 at Camden, ME. .1 He married Grace Mildred McKusick on 26 June 1934 at Parkman, ME.2 Martin died on 11 October 1990 at Freeport, ME, at age 84.3 His body was interred on 15 October 1990 at Pingree Center Cemetery, Parkman, ME.3

Family

Grace Mildred McKusick b. 24 Dec 1908, d. 22 May 1995
Children

Citations

  1. [S70] Marriage Record Copy.
  2. [S119] Parkman, ME VR,, Vol 10, pgs 86, 87.
  3. [S416] Permit for Burial, Guilford, ME Town Clerk Misc. File.

Robert Elwin McKusick

M, b. 23 December 1914, d. 19 November 1984
FatherCarroll Lee McKusick b. 15 Feb 1882, d. 19 Jun 1969
MotherEthel May Buzzell b. 11 Oct 1882, d. 12 Oct 1944
ChartsDescendants of Matthew and Mary Bettis McKusick
Descendants of John and Lydia Bettis McKusick
     His body was interred at Pingree Center Cemetery, Parkman, ME. He graduated from the Univ. of Maine School of Agriculture. He operated a purebred Jersey dairy farm in Parkman for over 40 years. He died of injuries incurred in a woods accident.
Robert was born on 23 December 1914 at Parkman, ME.1 He married Doris (James) Astle on 22 February 1977 at Island Falls, ME.2 Robert died on 19 November 1984 at Parkman, ME, at age 69.3

Family

Doris (James) Astle b. 2 Feb 1912, d. 17 Jul 1997

Citations

  1. [S69] Birth Record Copy.
  2. [S70] Marriage Record Copy.
  3. [S72] Death Record Copy.

Doris (James) Astle

F, b. 2 February 1912, d. 17 July 1997
     She was a widow at the time of marriage. She had a daughter of her 1st marriage
to James Astle.
Doris was born on 2 February 1912 at Island Falls, ME. She married Robert Elwin McKusick on 22 February 1977 at Island Falls, ME.1 Doris died on 17 July 1997 at Lewiston, ME, at age 85.

Family

Robert Elwin McKusick b. 23 Dec 1914, d. 19 Nov 1984

Citations

  1. [S70] Marriage Record Copy.

Harry Albert McKusick

M, b. 29 September 1911, d. 14 October 1972
FatherCarroll Lee McKusick b. 15 Feb 1882, d. 19 Jun 1969
MotherEthel May Buzzell b. 11 Oct 1882, d. 12 Oct 1944
ChartsDescendants of Matthew and Mary Bettis McKusick
Descendants of John and Lydia Bettis McKusick
     He was a Civilian Conservation Corps foreman from 1935 to 1941, a state forest ranger in Conn and the state's chief forester until he retired shortly before his death.
His common name was Harry. Harry was born on 29 September 1911 at Chester, VT. He married Amy Layton in 1932 at Connecticut. He married Elsa Acton on 1 June 1943 at White Plains, NY. Harry died on 14 October 1972 at Coventry, CT, at age 61.

Family 1

Amy Layton b. 1911, d. 1937
Child

Victor Almon McKusick

M, b. 21 October 1921, d. 22 July 2008
FatherCarroll Lee McKusick b. 15 Feb 1882, d. 19 Jun 1969
MotherEthel May Buzzell b. 11 Oct 1882, d. 12 Oct 1944
ChartsDescendants of Matthew and Mary Bettis McKusick
Descendants of John and Lydia Bettis McKusick
     The twin of Vincent, he was Physician-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1973 to 1985. He is (1992) Professor of Medical Genetics, Johns Hopkins University. He attended Tufts College and received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins in 1946. A winner of several special awards, he is recognized world-wide for his studies in human genetics and was the founding president of The Human Genome Organization (HUGO). HUGO is an international coordinating body for the human genome initiative.
Victor was born on 21 October 1921 at Parkman, ME.1 He married Anne Bishop on 11 June 1949 at Rochester, NY. Victor Almon McKusick died on 22 July 2008 at Towson, MD, at age 86.2

Citations

  1. [S69] Birth Record Copy.
  2. [S837] Page B06, Washington Post, Obituary article, "Victor mcKusick; Genetics Pioneer."