Fucia Fitz Randolph

Fucia Fitz Randolph (1889 - 1971)

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Born in Berea, Ritchie County, West Virginia, United States of Americamap
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Died in Hornell, Steuben County, New York, United States of Americamap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Jul 2015
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Biography

Fucia was born in 1889 in Berea, West Virginia, the first born of Alva Fitz Randolph and Mary Hoff. Her father started his college studies at Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y. that year, and the family joined him there. The family remained in the Alfred area the rest of their lives, buying a farm where Fucia grew up, and later having a house in the village itself. Fucia graduated from the Alfred High School and continued her studies at Alfred University to be a teacher. She went to Fouke, Arkansas to teach for several years in the 1920s, but then returned Alfred to care for her parents and for a while her uncle Virgil after he lost his wife. She was active in the Seventh Day Baptist community and in various civic organizations. She passed away in Hornell, NY in 1971 and is buried with her parents in the Alfred Rural Cemetery in Alfred.

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Obituary

Wellsville Daily Reporter (Wellsville, NY), 8 Feb 1971, p. 7., accessed at www.newspapers.com 15 Jul 2015.

"Fucia FitzRandolph

Fucia FitzRandolph, 81, of 35 South Main St., Alfred, died Sunday at the Bethesda Community Hospital, Hornell, where she had been a patient for one month. A resident of Alfred for the past 30 years, Miss FitzRandolph was a former elementary school teacher at Good Ground, N.Y. , and Fouke, Ark. She was also a former resident of Wellsville. Miss FitzRandolph served as secretary of the Alfred Grange Number 1097, and served in several offices on the County and Alfred units of the Women's Christian Temperance Union. She was also active in various programs of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Alfred. She is survived by two sisters, The Rev. Elizabeth FitzRandolph of Alfred, and Mrs. James T. Barrs, of West Newton, Mass., and one brother, Dr. Lowell FitzRandolph of Ithaca. Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 Tuesday at the Robertson Funeral Home in Hornell. Funeral and committal services will be held at the Alfred Seventh Day Baptist Church at 4 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Edward Sutton and the Rev. David Clarke officiating. Burial will be 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 Fucia 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 as the surname including Fucia's mother, Mary C (Catherine) FitzRandolph. The current consensus is therefore to use the surname Fitz Randolph as Last Name at Birth for Fucia, her siblings and father. (Need to confirm how Fitz Randolph was used in the Alva 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!


Sources

Residence in New York

"New York, State Census, 1892," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQS7-BDC : accessed 15 July 2015), Feucia F Randolph, 1892; citing Alfred, E.D. 01, county offices, New York; FHL microfilm 501,959. Census date: 16 Feb 1892. Name: Feucia F. Randolph; Event Date: 1892; Event Place: Alfred, E.D. 01; Age: 3; Gender: Female; Birthplace: United States; Birth Year (Estimated): 1889; 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.

"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MS67-WSK : accessed 15 July 2015), Fucia Fitz in household of 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: Fucia Fitz; Gender: Female; Age: 11; Marital Status: Single; Race: White; Race (Original): W; Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter; Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Daughter; Birth Date: Jun 1889; Birthplace: West Virginia; 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-JD6 : accessed 15 July 2015), Fusia F Randolph, Alfred, E.D. 01, Allegany, New York; citing p. 36, line 7, county offices, New York.; FHL microfilm 501,960. Census date: 1 Jun 1905. Name: Fusia F Randolph; Residence Place: Alfred, Allegany, New York; Age: 16; Birth Year (Estimated): 1889; Birthplace: United States; Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter; Race: W; Page: 36; Reference ID: 7. 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:M5Q9-32Q : accessed 15 July 2015), Fucia F Randolph in household of 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: Fucia F Randolph; Gender: Female; Age: 20; Marital Status: Single; Race: White; Race (Original): White; Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter; Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Daughtr; Birth Year (Estimated): 1890; 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:K9X2-5L3 : accessed 15 July 2015), Fucia 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 43, state population census schedules, 1915, New York State Archives, Albany. Census date: 1 Jun 1915. Name: Fucia Fitzrandolph; Gender: Female; Age: 25; Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter; Birth Year (Estimated): 1890; House Number: Un; Page: 24; Line Number: 42. 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-G8J : accessed 15 July 2015), Fucia Fitzrandolph in household of Alva Fitzrandolph, Alfred, Allegany, New York, United States; citing sheet 9B, 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: Fucia Fitzrandolph; Gender: Female; Age: 30; Marital Status: Single; Race: White; Race (Original): White; Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter; Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Daughter; Birth Year (Estimated): 1890; 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.

"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7HQ-Y1J : accessed 15 July 2015), Lucia Randoph in household of Virgil Randoph, Willing, Allegany, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0044, sheet 1B, family 13, line 57, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1406; FHL microfilm 2,341,141. Census date: 4 Apr 1930. Name: Lucia Randoph; Gender: Female; Age: 40; Marital Status: Single; Race: White; Race (Original): White; Relationship to Head of Household: Maid; Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Maid; Birth Year (Estimated): 1890; Birthplace: West Virginia; Father's Birthplace: West Virginia; Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia; Household (Role Gender Age Birthplace): Virgil Randoph, Head, M, 70, widowed, West Virginia; parents' birthplace: WV; Farming, dairy, own account; employed; not a veteran. farm schedule: 9; Lucia Randoph, Maid, F, 40, single, West Virginia; parents' birthplace: WV; occupation: none; James Dickerson, Servant, M, 55, married, age at first marriage: 25; New York; parents' birthplace:NY; occupation: none, wages, employed, not a veteran. Address: Riner Road. Owned farm. No radio.

"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQBF-9S2 : accessed 15 July 2015), Fucia Randolph in household of Virgil Randolph, Shongo, Willing Town, Allegany, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 2-48, sheet 9A, family 176, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 2459. Census date: 24 Apr 1940. Name: Fucia Randolph; Gender: Female; Age: 50; Marital Status: Single; Race (Original): White; Race: White; Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Niece; Relationship to Head of Household: Niece; Birthplace: West Virginia; Birth Year (Estimated): 1890; Last Place of Residence: Same House; Household (Role Gender Age Birthplace): Virgil Randolph, Head, M, 80, widowed, educ: C-4; West Virginia; employed, 40 hrs/ Farm operator, farm; wages; Fucia Randolph, Niece, F, 50, single, educ: c-4; West Virginia; housework; Leon Hunt, Hired hand, M, 19, single, educ: 8; New York; employed; 50 hrs/6 wks; farm laborer; farm; wages; income: 27, no other income. Address: R.F.D 1.Owned farm, $3000. Farm schedule: 38.

University records

Alfred University, Herrick Memorial Library, University Archives, Alfred, NY. (Laurie McFadden): Email to Tom Randolph, dated 18 Sep 2015. Name: Fucia Fitz Randolph; Home address: Alfred, NY; Dates registered:1909 – 1914; Summer school 1915; 1920-21 (took church history over 3 terms); Degree: B.A. (1914). B.A. is a Bachelor of Arts, Classical course; major – English; minor - history.

Death

"United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JRMZ-JJ7 : accessed 15 July 2015), Fucia Randolph, Feb 1971; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing). Age: 82; Given Name: Fucia; Surname: Randolph; Birth Date: 18 Jun 1889; State: New York; Last Place of Residence: Alfred, Allegany, New York; Previous Residence Postal Code: 14802; Event Date: Feb 1971.

FindaGrave Memorial #117439890 accessed 14 Jul 2015. Name: Fucia Fitz Randolph: Birth: Jun. 18, 1889; Berea, Ritchie County, West Virginia, USA; Death: Feb. 7, 1971, North Hornell, Steuben County, New York, USA. Family links: Parents: Alva Fitz Randolph (1867 - 1949), Mary Caroline Hoff Fitz Randolph (1863 - 1944); Sibling: Elizabeth Fitz Randolph (1890 - 1983); Burial: Alfred Rural Cemetery, Alfred, Allegany County, New York, USA.

"The Sabbath Recorder", Vol 190, No 12, p 14, Mar. 27, 1971.

Fucia Fitz Randolph, daughter of Alva and Mary Hoff Fitz Randolph, was born June 18, 1889, in Berea, W. Va., and died Feb. 7, 1971, in Bethesda Hospital, Hornell, N. Y., after an extended illness.

"Miss Fucia" came with her family to Alfred and graduated from Alfred University. She taught public school in Good Ground, N. Y., and in the Fouke, Ark., Academy sponsored by Seventh Day Baptists. She returned to Alfred in 1927 to care for her parents and aunt and uncle, and remained there. She belonged to the Fouke and then to the Alfred church and contributed in quiet and humble ways through many years of its life. She was active in the Women's Society of the church.

Her vigorous concern for moral character made her an active W.C.T.U. member. She became a legend of loyalty to that organization in the Alfred area. She was also known for her neighborly ministries.

"Miss Fucia" is survived by two sisters: the Rev. Elizabeth Fitz Randolph of Alfred, and Viola (Mrs. James T. Barrs) of West Newport, Mass., and a brother Dr. Lowell F. Randolph of Ithaca, N. Y., and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were conducted in the Alfred Seventh Day Baptist Church by Pastors Hurley S. Warren, Edward Sutton and David S. Clarke, with burial in the Alfred Cemetery. D. S. C.


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

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