Alva Fitz Randolph

Alva Fitz Randolph (1867 - 1949)

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Alva "Alvie" Fitz Randolph
Born in Berea, Ritchie County, West Virginia, United States of Americamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married (to ) in Auburn, Ritchie County, West Virginia, United States of Americamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Roswell Park Hospital, Buffalo, Erie County, New York, United States of Americamap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Jul 2015
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Contents

Biography

Alva was born in 1867 in Berea, WV, the son of Asa Fitz Randolph and Marvel Maxson. He grew up on the family farm in Berea, in a strong Seventh Day Baptist tradition. After finishing school, he taught school and was involved in church affairs. In 1888, he married Mary Caroline Hoff. The following year, Alva started his college studies at Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y., and the couple settled there, He was awarded a BS in 1893[1]. The couple remained in the Alfred area the rest of their lives, buying a farm and raising a family of five children, and later having a house in the village itself. Alva was very active in civic affairs and the farming community, and was one of the founders of the Allegany Farm Bureau. His wife died in 1944, and Alva died of neck cancer where he went for treatment in Buffalo, NY in 1949. They are buried together in the Alfred Rural Cemetery in Alfred.

  • In his autobiography, Alva's brother Alois Preston tells of Alva being his teacher in Berea when Preston was about 16 years old, or about 1887-1889, just before Alva married and went to Alfred to study. Preston also tells stories (Chapter 5) about Alva being the best shot and squirrel and crow hunter in the family; getting tricked with food bribes to do work for his sisters, and having a number of lambs lost to wild cats while under his care. He certainly had a reputation for preferring to read and study instead of hunting, etc. like the other boys .
  • In another autobiography by Alva's nephew Ashby Fitz Randolph, Ashby describes his stay at Alva's farm in 1918 and his "Uncle Alvie" as "one of the best farmers in New York and was the head of their Farm Bureau. He had a registered herd of Holsteins that he had built. He also developed his own strain of potatoes and sold seed potatoes."[2]
  • Note that there was an Alva Fitz Randolph born in Rhode Island in 1870 to Lewis Fitz Randolph -- don't confuse the two! It even appears that the Rhode Island Alva came to study at Alfred after our Alva settled there, living next door in Hornellsville in the 1892 census.

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Obituary

The Alfred Sun, (Alfred, NY), 21 Jul 1949, p. 1, accessed at www.fultonhistory.com 15 Jul 2015.

"Alva FitzRandolph

Funeral services for Alva FitzRandolph, a pioneer in the formation of the Allegany County Farm Bureau, were held in the First Alfred Seventh Day Baptist Church, Wednesday, July 20. Mr. Randolph passed away Sunday morning at his home, following a long illness, at the age of 82. He was a member of this church. Mr. FitzRandolph was born in Berea, W. Va., April 20, 1867, the son of the late Asa and Marvel Maxson FitzRandolph. He became a resident of Alfred in 1890, where he graduated from the University in 1892, and has been a farmer in the vicinity for the past 55 years, living in the village for twenty-seven years and continuing to maintain his farm. Mr. FitzRandolph was chairman of the first public mass meeting held in Belmont, organizing the Allegany County Farm Bureau in 1913. At various times he has served as Allegany County Farm Bureau director, also secretary-treasurer, has been president of the Farm and Home and 4-H, and served as chairman of innumerable committees. In 1933, he compiled a history of the Farm Bureau and Home Bureau for its 20th Anniversary. Mr. FitzRandolph had served as member of the Village Board and as an assessor for the Town of Alfred for several years. He was a charter member and past master of Alfred Grange 1097, and member of the executive committee of the Cattaraugus County Patrons Fire Relief Association. Mr. FitzRandolph married Mary Hoff at Auburn, W. Va., May 3, 1888, who preceeded [sic] him in death a the home in Alfred, April 19, 1944. To this union were born four daughters and one son, Fucia, Elizabeth, Lowell, Florence and Vida. Mrs. Eldon Lee (Florence), Caledonia, died September, 1927. Survivors are Miss Fucia of Alfred; Rev. Elizabeth FitzRandolph of Daytona Beach, Fla.; Dr. Lowell FitzRandolph, Ithaca, and Mrs. James T. Barrs (Vida) of West Newton, Mass.; also three brothers, Virgil FitzRandolph, Stannards; Aloas FitzRandolph, Sutton, W. Va.; Delvinus FitzRandolph, Monterey Park, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Cleora F. Jordan, Roulette, Pa.; grandchildren: Robert, Jane and Rane FitzRandolph; Dorothy, Ann and Andrew Barrs; and several nieces and nephews. A prayer service was held at the home followed by the Church service with Rev. Everett T. Harris, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Alfred Rural Cemetery."


Surname note

In this Fitz Randolph family, Fitz appears to have been used by all family members in the family where Alva is a child as their middle name as if part of their surname: In some censuses, the family is recorded using FitzRandolph or Fitz Randolph. The current consensus is therefore to use the surname Fitz Randolph as Last Name at Birth for Alva, his siblings and father. (Need to confirm how Fitz Randolph was used in the Asa Fitz Randolph family in legal documents and when births were recorded.) Please don't hesitate to contact the profile manager if you think this decision should be reviewed!

Birth: Alva Randolph, father as Asa F. Randolph -- treated like middle name 1870 census: Randolph Alva Fitz -- treated like middle name 1880 census: Alva Randolph 1889 marriage: Alva Fitz Randolph, whereas wife is Mary C. Hoff, so given more weight than just middle initial 1892, 1905, 1910, 1925, 1930 census: Alva F. Randolph 1900 census: Randolph Alvah Fitz 1915, 1920 census: Alva Fitzrandolph 1940 census: Alva Fitz Randolph Gravestone: Fitz Randolph, Mary C. Hoff and Alva


Sources

Rev. John Fitz Randolph. (1939). Dr. John LaForge Fitz Randolph of Salem, W.Va.: His Ancestry & Descendants. Mimeograph, S.D.B. Parsonage, Milton Junction, Wisconsin. Name: Alva Fitz Randolph; Birth: 20 Apr 1867, Berea, WV; Education: Graduate of Alfred Univ., Alfred, NY; Professional: Organized Allegany Farm Bureau; president for 15 years; active officer for 25 years; Honorary Life Member; President of Alfred Farmers' Co-op Association; Spouse: Mary Caroline Hoff; Marriage: 3 May 1888, Auburn, Va.

Louise Aymar Christian and Howard Stelle Fitz Randolph.

  • (1950). Fitz Randolph Genealogy: The Descendants of Edward Fitz Randolph and Elizabeth Blossom: 1630-1950. 222 pp. Same as above.
  • (1955). Supplement to the Fitz Randolph Genealogy with addition and corrections. Edward Brothers Inc.: Ann Arbor, MI, 44 pp. Name: Alva Fitz Randolph; Death: 17 July 1949, Alfred, NY.

Oris H. F. Randolph. (1976). Edward Fitz Randolph Branch Lines, Allied Families and English and Norman Ancestry: A Family Genealogy, 860-1976. Edwards Brothers Inc.: Ann Arbor, MI. 694 pp Entry 1425, p. 334. Same as above.

Corliss Fitz Randolph. (1905). A History of the Seventh Day Baptists in West Virginia including the Woodbridgetown and Salemville churches in Pennsylvania and the Shrewsbury church in New Jersey. The American Sabbath Tract Sd English and Norman Ancestry: A Family Genealogy, 860-1976. Edwards Brociety, Planfield, NJ. This book can be viewed online or downloaded at Archive.org, accessed 30 Oct 2014.

  • Alva served as Ritchie Seventh Day Baptist church clerk, 5 Sep 1884-8 Oct 1886 (p. 221)
  • Served as recording secretary for Sixteenth Annual Session of the SDB South-Eastern Association in May 1887 (p. 297)
  • Served as Ritchie Seventh Day Baptist church Sunday school superintendent
  • Alva is listed among "Students who matriculated in Alfred University from West Virginia, 1889-1890 (p. 448)

Alois Preston Fitz Randolph's autobiography, accessed 28 Aug 2015; provides details about Asa's family life and places where he lived and farmed. The autobiography was prepared for publication and is maintained by a son of Harry Vernon Lewis at Lewisathome.com.

  • Chapter 1: "[Alva] finished college at Alfred with the best grades of anyone who had ever graduated there. He settled down near Alfred and became a famous farmer and leader in farm activities."

Birth

"West Virginia Births, 1853-1930," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NM4Y-JZC : accessed 14 July 2015), Alva Randolph, 1867; citing Ritchie, county courthouses, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 839,536. Name: Alva Randolph; Event Type: Birth; Event Date: 20 Apr 1867; Race: White; Gender: Male; Born alive; Event Place: Ritchie, West Virginia, United States; Father's Name: Asa F. Randolph; Father's occupation: Farmer; Father's residence: Ritchie County, WV; Mother's Name: Marvel Randolph; How many at a birth: 1; Name of person giving information: Asa F. Randolph.

Residence in West Virginia

"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZHM-327 : accessed 14 July 2015), Alva Fitz in household of Randolph Asa Fitz, West Virginia, United States; citing p. 17, family 116, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,197. Census place: Union Township, Ritchie County, WV; Post Office: Harrisville, WV; Census date: 22 Jun 1870. Name: Alva Fitz; Gender: Male; Age: 3; Race: White; Race (Original): W; Birth Year (Estimated): 1866-1867; Birthplace: West Virginia; Page Number: 17; Household (Role Gender Age Birthplace): Randolph Asa Fitz, M, 37, Virginia, now West Virginia; Farmer, Real estate value: 3000; personal estate: 850; Mariel Fitz, F, 37, Virginia, now West Virginia; Keeping house; Experience Fitz, F, 17, Virginia, now West Virginia; attended school; Calfurnia Fitz, F, 15, Virginia, now West Virginia; attended school; Emsy Fitz, F, 12, Virginia, now West Virginia; attended school; Virgll Fitz, M, 10, Virginia, now West Virginia; attended school; Elsworth Fitz, M, 7, Virginia, now West Virginia; Alva Fitz, M, 3, West Virginia; Clora Fitz, F, 0 (8/12 Sept), West Virginia. Enumerator: WE Davis, recorded name as "Fitz=Randolph Asa". "Mariel" can be easily read as 'Marvil'. Nearby are John N Bee and TFH Davis families.

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6TW-DSP : accessed 14 July 2015), Alva Randolph in household of Asa Fitz Randolph, Union, Ritchie, West Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district 149, sheet 350C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1413; FHL microfilm 1,255,413. Name: Alva Randolph; Gender: Male; Age: 14; Marital Status: Single; Race: White; Race (Original): W; Occupation: At School; Relationship to Head of Household: Son; Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son; Birth Year (Estimated): 1866; Birthplace: West Virginia, United States; Father's Birthplace: Virginia, United States; Mother's Birthplace: Virginia, United States; Household (Role Gender Age Birthplace): Asa Fitz Randolph, Self, M, 47, Virginia, United States; Marvil Randolph, Wife, F, 47, Virginia, United States; Experience Randolph, Daughter, F, 27, Virginia, United States; Calferna Randolph, Daughter, F, 25, Virginia, United States; Euizy Randolph, Daughter, F, 24, Virginia, United States; Ellsworth Randolph, Son, M, 17, Virginia, United States; Cleora Randolph, Daughter, F, 11, West Virginia, United States; Alvas P Randolph, Son, M, 8, West Virginia, United States; Delvinas Randolph, Son, M, 3, West Virginia, United States; Alva Randolph, Son, M, 14, West Virginia, United States; Virgil Randolph, Son, M, 20, Virginia, United States.

Marriage

"West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F1HR-75B : accessed 14 July 2015), Alan Fitz Randolph and Mary C Hoff, 1888; citing Ritchie, , county clerks, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 839,540. Name: Alan Fitz Randolph; Age: 21; marital status: single; birthplace: Ritchie Co., WV; Occupation: Teacher; Spouse's Name: Mary C Hoff; Spouse Age: 25; Spouse marital status: single; Spouse birthplace: Ritchie Co., WV; Event Type: Marriage; Event Date: 11 May 1888; Event Place: Ritchie; Affiliate Repository Type: County Records. Residence for both: Ritchie Co., WV. Performed by G.A. Blagg. 'Alan' can be easily read as 'Alva'.

Residence in New York

"New York, State Census, 1892," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQS7-BZZ : accessed 14 July 2015), Alva F Randolph, 1892; citing Alfred, E.D. 01, county offices, New York; FHL microfilm 501,959. Census date: 16 Feb 1892. Name: Alva F Randolph; Event Date: 1892; Event Place: Alfred, E.D. 01; Age: 25; Gender: Male; Birthplace: United States; Birth Year (Estimated): 1867; Citizenship Status: Citizen; Household members: Alva F. Randolph, m, 25, US, cit, Farmer; Mary C. Randolph, f, 29, US, cit; Fucia F Randolph; f, 3, US, cit; Elizabeth Randolph, f, 2, US, cit.

Second entry for 1892 in town just next to Alfred -- this is likely the Alva F Randolph from Rhode Island, b. 1870, son of Lewis Fitz Randolph: "New York, State Census, 1892," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ9Z-65H : accessed 14 July 2015), Alva F Randolph, 1892; citing Hornellsville City, Ward 02, county offices, New York; FHL microfilm 512,430. Name: Alva F Randolph; Event Date: 1892; Event Place: Hornellsville City, Ward 02; Age: 22; Gender: Male; Birthplace: United States; Birth Year (Estimated): 1870; Citizenship Status: Citizen; Student.

"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MS67-WSJ : accessed 14 July 2015), Randolph Alvah Fitz, Alfred Township Alfred village, Allegany, New York, United States; citing sheet 15B, family 397, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,008. Census date: 25-26 Jun 1900. Name: Randolph Alvah Fitz; Gender: Male; Age: 33; Marital Status: Married; Race: White; Race (Original): W; Relationship to Head of Household: Head; Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head; Birth Date: Apr 1867; Birthplace: West Virginia; Marriage year (est.): 1888; Father's Birthplace: West Virginia; Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia; Household (Role Gender Age Birthplace): Randolph Alvah Fitz, Head, M, Apr 1867, 33, married; yrs married: 12; West Virginia; Farmer, Unemployed: 0 months; owned farm with mortgage; farm schedule available; Mary C Fitz, Wife, F, Mar 1863, 37, married, yrs married: 12; children born: 4; living: 4; West Virginia; occupation: none; Fucia Fitz, Daughter, F, June 1889; 11 (10 in original form), West Virginia; at school, 9 mo; Elizabeth Fitz, Daughter, F, Oct 1890, 10 (9 in original), New York; at school, 9 mo; Lowell Fitz, Son, M, Oct 1894, 6 (5 in original), New York; at school, 9 mo; Florence Fitz, Daughter, F, Mar 1899, 1, New York. Parents' birthplace for everyone: West Virginia. NOTE: on original form, the family is listed by the surname Fitz Randolph; e.g. Fitz Randolph, Alvah; Fitz Randolph, Mary C; etc.

New York, State Census, 1905, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVBH-JD8 : accessed 14 July 2015), Alva F Randolph, Alfred, E.D. 01, Allegany, New York; citing p. 36, line 5, county offices, New York.; FHL microfilm 501,960. Census date: 1 Jun 1905. Name: Alva F Randolph; Residence Place: Alfred, Allegany, New York; Age: 38; Birth Year (Estimated): 1867; Birthplace: United States; Relationship to Head of Household: Head; Race: W; Page: 36; Reference ID: 5. Address: Callen Hill. Household members listed: Alva F Randolph, head, w, m, 38, US, cit, Farmer, own account; Mary F Randolph, wife, w, f, 42, US, cit, housework; Fusia F, daughter, w, f, 16, US, cit, at school (8); Elizabeth F Randolph, daughter, w, f, 14, US, cit, at school (8 1/2); Lowell F Randolph, son, w, m, 10, US, cit, at school (8 1/2); Florence F Randolph, daughter, w, f, 6, US, cit, at school (8 3/2); Vida F Randolph, daughter, w, f, 3, US, cit.

"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M5Q9-32S : accessed 14 July 2015), Alva F Randolph, Alfred, Allegany, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1, sheet 11A, family 270, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,936. Census date: 4 May 1910. Name: Alva F Randolph; Gender: Male; Age: 43; Marital Status: Married; Race: White; Race (Original): White; Relationship to Head of Household: Head; Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head; Birth Year (Estimated): 1867; Birthplace: West Virginia; Father's Birthplace: West Virginia; Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia; Household (Role Gender Age Birthplace): Alva F Randolph, Head, M, 43, 1st marriage; yrs married: 21; West Virginia; Farmer, dairy farm, employer; owned farm, with mortgage; has farm schedule. Mary C F Randolph, Wife, F, 47, 1st marriage, yrs married: 21; children born:5;living:5; West Virginia; Fucia F Randolph, Daughter, F, 20, single, West Virginia; Elizabeth F Randolph, Daughter, F, 19, single, New York; Lowell F Randolph, Son, M, 15, single, New York; Florence F Randolph, Daughter, F, 11, single, New York; Vida F Randolph, Daughter, F, 6, single, New York; All parents' birthplaces: West Virginia. Everyone can read/write. All children attending school. NOTE: All children use F as middle initial for Fitz.

"New York, State Census, 1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9X2-5LM : accessed 14 July 2015), Alla Fitzrandolph, Alfred, A.D. 01, E.D. 01, Allegany, New York, United States; from "New York, State Census, 1915," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing p. 24, line 41, state population census schedules, 1915, New York State Archives, Albany. Census date: 1 Jun 1915. Name: Alla Fitzrandolph; Gender: Male; Age: 49; Relationship to Head of Household: Head; Birth Year (Estimated): 1866; House Number: Un; Page: 24; Line Number: 41. Address: Cross Road, R.D. 1. Farm. Household members listed: Alva FitzRandolph; head, w, m, 49, US, cit, farmer, emp.; Mary C FitzRandolph, wife, w, f, 53, US, cit, housework; Fucia FitzRandolph, daughter, w, f, 25, US, cit, teacher, wages, Hancock NY; Elizabeth FitzRandolph, daughter, w, f, 24, US, cit, teacher, wages, Wellsville, NY; Lowell FitzRandolph, son, w, m, 20, US, cit, college; Florence FitzRandolph, daughter, w, f, 16 US, cit, school; Vida FitzRandolph, daughter, w, f, 11, US, Cit, school; Perry Ralph, servant, w, m, 19, US, cit, farm laborer, wages.

"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJKD-G8F : accessed 14 July 2015), Alva Fitzrandolph, Alfred, Allegany, New York, United States; citing sheet 9A, family 250, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,084. Census date: 28 Jan 1920. Name: Alva Fitzrandolph; Gender: Male; Age: 52; Marital Status: Married; Race: White; Race (Original): White; Relationship to Head of Household: Head; Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head; Birth Year (Estimated): 1868; Birthplace: West Virginia; Father's Birthplace: West Virginia; Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia; Household (Role Gender Age Birthplace): Alva Fitzrandolph, Head, M, 52, married, West Virginia; farmer, general farm, own account, farm schedule 66; Mary C Fitzrandolph, Wife, F, 56, married, West Virginia; no occupation; Fucia Fitzrandolph, Daughter, F, 30, single, West Virginia; teacher, high school, wages; Elizabeth Fitzrandolph, Daughter, F, 29, single, New York; attended school!; no occupation; Lowell Fitzrandolph, Son, M, 25, single, New York; teacher, university, wages; Florence Fitzrandolph, Daughter, F, 20, single, New York; no occupation; Vida Fitzrandolph, Daughter, F, 16, single, New York; attended school; Arthur Moland, Hired man, M, 67, single, New York; parents' birthplace: NY; farm laborer, working out, wages. Address: Randolph Road, Farm, Owned, no mortgage. All parents' birthplace: West Virginia.

"New York, State Census, 1925," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSMC-7BN : accessed 14 July 2015), Alva F Randolph, Alfred, A.D. 01, E.D. 01, Allegany, New York, United States; from "New York, State Census, 1925," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing state population census schedules, 1925, p. 5, line 45, New York State Archives, Albany. Census date: 1 Jun 1925. Name: Alva F Randolph; Gender: Male; Age: 58; Nationality: United States; Race: White; Relationship to Head of Household: Head; Birth Year (Estimated): 1867; Page: 5; Line Number: 45. Household members: Alva F Randolph, head, w, m, 58, US, cit, farmer, own account; Marcy C. Randolph, wife, w, f, 62, US, cit, housework; Vida F Randolph, daught, w, f, 22, US, cit, college. Address: S. Main St.

"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7H3-7NY : accessed 14 July 2015), Alvah F Randolph, Alfred, Allegany, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0001, sheet 3B, family 70, line 90, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1405; FHL microfilm 2,341,140. Name: Alvah F Randolph; Gender: Male; Age: 62; Marital Status: Married; Race: White; Race (Original): White; Relationship to Head of Household: Head; Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head; Birth Year (Estimated): 1868; Birthplace: West Virginia; Father's Birthplace: West Virginia; Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia; Household (Role Gender Age Birthplace): Alvah F Randolph, Head, M, 62, West Virginia; Mary C F Randolph, Wife, F, 67, West Virginia.

"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQB6-X3K : accessed 14 July 2015), Alva Fitz Randolph, Alfred, Alfred Town, Allegany, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 2-1, sheet 6B, family 147, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 2459. Census date: 15 April 1940. Name: Alva Fitz Randolph; Gender: Male; Age: 72; Marital Status: Married; Race (Original): White; Race: White; Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head; Relationship to Head of Household: Head; Birthplace: West Virginia; Birth Year (Estimated): 1868; Last Place of Residence: Same House; House number: 35; Household (Role Gender Age Birthplace): Alva Fitz Randolph, Head, M, 72, married, educ:C-4; other employment [probably retired]; income:0; received other income; West Virginia; Mary C Randolph, Wife, F, 76, married, educ: H-4; West Virginia, housekeeping; income:0, no other income. Number of weeks worked: 0 for both.

Children

"New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FFR7-66K : accessed 14 July 2015), Alva Fitz Randolph in entry for Elden Raymond Lee and Florence Fitz Randolph, 15 Mar 1920; citing Allegany, New York, United States, county offices, New York; FHL microfilm 1,006,590. Name: Elden Raymond Lee; Event Type: Marriage; Event Date: 15 Mar 1920; Event Place: Allegany, New York, United States; Age: 20; Birth Year (Estimated): 1900; Father's Name: Albert E Lee; Mother's Name: Mary Fisher; Spouse's Name: Florence Fitz Randolph; Spouse's Age: 21; Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1899; Spouse's Father's Name: Alva Fitz Randolph; Spouse's Mother's Name: Mary Caroline Hoff.

"New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V6HD-93P : accessed 14 July 2015), Alva F Randolph in entry for James Thomas Barrs and Vida Fitz Randolph, 27 Aug 1931; citing , New York, United States, county offices, New York; FHL microfilm 1,006,586. Name: James Thomas Barrs; Residence: Cadwell, Laurens Co., GA. Num of marriage: 1st; Event Type: Marriage License; Event Date: 27 Aug 1931; Event Place: , New York, United States; Age: 26; Birthdate: 2 Sep 1904; Birth Year (Estimated): 1905; Birthplace: Danville, GA; Occupation: Teacher; Father's Name: Andrew R Barrs; Birthplace: US; Mother's Name: Dolly Lee Brown; Birthplace: US; Spouse's Name: Vida Fitz Randolph; Spouse residence: Alfred, Allegany Co., NY; Spouse occupation: Laboratory Ass't; Birthplace: Alfred, NY; Spouse's Age: 28; Spouse birthdate: 7 Jun 1903; Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1903; Spouse num of marriage: 1st; Spouse's Father's Name: Alva F Randolph; birthplace: US; Spouse's Mother's Name: Mary Carolyn Hoff; birthplace: US. Future address: 6 Washington Ave, Cambridge, Mass.

"New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FFRW-N3C : accessed 14 July 2015), Alva F Randolph in entry for James Thomas Barrs and Nida Fitz Randolph, 02 Sep 1931; citing Allegany, New York, United States, county offices, New York; FHL microfilm 1,006,590. Name: James Thomas Barrs; Event Type: Marriage; Event Date: 02 Sep 1931; Event Place: Allegany, New York, United States; Age: 26; Birth Year (Estimated): 1905; Father's Name: Andrew R Barrs; Mother's Name: Dolly Lee Brown; Spouse's Name: Nida Fitz Randolph; Spouse's Age: 28; Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1903; Spouse's Father's Name: Alva F Randolph; Spouse's Mother's Name: Mary Carolyn Hoff.

University records

Alfred University, Herrick Memorial Library, University Archives, Alfred, NY. (Laurie McFadden): Email to Tom Randolph, dated 18 Sep 2015. Name: Alva Fitz Randolph; Home address: Berea, West Virginia; Dates registered: Sep – Dec 1890; Dec 1890 – Mar 1891; Mar – Apr 1891; Sep – Nov 1891; Nov 1891 – Jan 1892; Feb – Apr 1892; Apr – June 1892; Sep – Nov 1892; Nov 1892 – Jan 1893; Feb – Apr 1893; Apr – June 1893; Degree: B.S. (Bachelor of Science (Scientific Course); 1893)

Death

FindaGrave Memorial #117404032 accessed 14 Jul 2015. Name: Alva Fitz Randolph: Birth: Apr. 20, 1867; Berea, Ritchie County, West Virginia, USA; Death: Jul. 17, 1949, Alfred, Allegany County, New York, USA; Family links: Parents: Asa Fitz Randolph (1833 - 1903), Marvil Maxson Randolph (1832 - 1887); Spouse: Mary Caroline Hoff Fitz Randolph (1863 - 1944); Children: Fucia Fitz Randolph (1889 - 1971), Elizabeth Fitz Randolph (1890 - 1983), Siblings: Calfurnia Fitz Randolph Meathrell (1854 - 1984), Alois Preston Fitz Randolph (1872 - 1953); Burial: Alfred Rural Cemetery, Alfred, Allegany County, New York, USA. Inscription: "Fitz Randolph, Mary C. Hoff, 1863-1944, Alva, 1867-1949". Photo: yes.


DNA confirmation

Alva is confirmed as the child of either Asa Fitz Randolph or Marvel Maxson or both by a triangulated group consisting of Thomas Fitz Randolph (GED kit M011134), Lucy Hansen (23andme) and Robert Lee Carson (GEDmatch kit M085143) sharing a 18.4 cM segment on chromosome 20 from 21,000,000 to 29,000,000, with [Davis-7034|Thomas William Davis]] (1719-1795) and Tacy Crandall (1721-1795) identified as the most recent common ancestors. Their son, Nathan Davis, is a direct ancestor of Alva through both his father and his mother, so the segment could have been passed to him through either line, or both lines.


Untriangulated DNA Match

Researcher Randolph-1145 has identified an autosomal DNA segment which may have passed from Asa Fitz Randolph to his son Alva Fitz Randolph, and from Alva to his son Lowell Fitz Randolph: Thomas Fitz Randolph (GED kit M011134) and Forrest Fitz Randolph (GED kit A817547) share a 13.9 cM segment on chromosome 11 from 123,444,417 to 130,519,957 (GEDmatch analysis, 28 Nov 2015). Common ancestors for the match have been tentatively identified as:

  1. Samuel Fitz Randolph (1738-1825)
  2. Thomas William Davis (1719-1795) and Tacy Crandall (1721-1795)
  3. David Fitz Randolph (1690-1773) and Sarah Molleson (1695-1738).

  1. Corliss Fitz Randolph. (1905). A History of the Seventh Day Baptists in West Virginia including the Woodbridgetown and Salemville churches in Pennsylvania and the Shrewsbury church in New Jersey. The American Sabbath Tract Society, Planfield, NJ. This book can be viewed online or downloaded at https://archive.org/details/historyofseven00rand. (accessed 30 Oct 2014)
  2. http://lewisathome.com/genealogy/fitz-randolph-family/ashby-fitz-randolph-and-ruth-content-bond-randolph/chapter-3-young-adults-education-work-and-early-teaching/ Lewisathome.com] accessed 20 Dec 2015, Chapter 3.

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DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Alva by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Alva:

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Alva Fitz Randolph family in 1917
Alva Fitz Randolph family in 1917

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Alva is 16 degrees from Claude Monet, 15 degrees from Gigi Tanksley and 18 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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