Charles Haviland

Charles Valentine Haviland (1903 - 1993)

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Charles Valentine Haviland
Born in Ford Homestead, Newbury, Orange County, VTmap
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[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married (to ) in Mount Vernon, NYmap
Husband of [private wife (1900s - 1960s)]
Husband of — married (to ) [location unknown]
Husband of — married about [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Father of and [private son (1940s - unknown)]
Died in Venice, Sarasota County, FLmap
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Birth & Parents

Charles Valentine Haviland, son of Foster Lane Haviland & May Belle Ford, was born 6 Jul 1903 at the Ford Homestead in Newbury, Orange County, VT. [1]


According to sons Lane and Roger, Charles was engaged to a Jewish woman who died before their wedding. Nothing is known about who she was or how she died. [1]
Charles married first on 15 Nov 1929 in Mount Vernon, NY to Beula Stivers, daughter of Ransom L. Stivers & Melissa Jane Crow. [2]

Engagement Recently Announced

Caption under wedding photo: "Miss Beulah Stivers of Scarsdale, N.Y., and Charles Haviland of White Plains, N.Y., son of Mr. and Mrs. Foster L. Haviland of Pleasant Avenue, Portland, whose engagement recently was announced and whose wedding will take place Friday in St. Paul's Church in Eastchester, N.Y."

Portland Man Will Wed New York Girl -- Charles Haviland And Miss Beulah Stivers To Be Married Friday

The engagement of Miss Beulah Stivers of Scarsdale, N.Y., to Charles Haviland of this city was announced recently at a Halloween costume party given in honor of Miss Stivers by Miss Elizabeth Howatt of Scarsdale. The affair was attended by friends of both young couple, the out-of-town guests including Carl Soule of this city.

Robert Daley, formerly a classmate of Mr. Haviland at Cornell University, devised a unique way of announcing the engagement. Quite in keeping with Halloween season, he "let the cat out of the bag," and produced very satisfactory results despite the cat being of paper and the bag a pillow case.

The wedding is to take place at 4:30 o'clock Friday afternoon in St. Paul's Church, Eastchester, N.Y., widely known as the oldest church within the precincts of New York City, having been founded in 1693, and with which Mr. Haviland's family has been associated for several generations.

Miss Stivers will have as her attendant, Miss Muriel Grimm of Harrison, N.Y., Robert Daley of New York City will attend the bridegroom. The bride will be given in marriage by her brother, Harlie Stivers, widely known illustrator for the Curtis Publishing Company, with whom she has made her home in Scarsdale and at whose home a wedding supper will be served the immediate families and a few close relatives. After a wedding tour, the bridal couple will make their home in White Plains, N.Y.

Miss Stivers was met by the younger set in Deering when she visited in Portland last Summer.

Mr. Haviland is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Foster L. Haviland of Pleasant Avenue. He was graduated from Deering High in 1922 and from Cornell in 1927, where he is a member of the Delta Phi Fraternity. He is at present with the Bell Telephone Company in Yonkers, N.Y. [2]

Charles and Beulah had one daughter, Patricia Alayne Haviland, who had Down's Syndrome. Charles allegedly caught Beula cheating with another man, and divorced her in 1937. Beulah moved to Chicago where she placed Patricia in a special home for the mentally handicapped. Beulah died in Chicago, Cook County, IL in 11 Jan 1945. Patricia lived for the rest of her life in a special home in East Hartford, CT and died there 5 Oct 1988. [3][4]

Family Unit 1
Foster Lane Haviland
May Belle Ford
Charles Valentine Haviland
married 15 Nov 1929
Beula Naomi Stivers
29 Nov 1930Patricia Alayne Haviland5 Oct 1988(Downs Syndrome)

Charles married second on 12 Aug 1939 in White Plains, Westchester County, NY to Catherine Allen, daughter of Otis Smith Allen & Flora Bell Jones. Like Charles, she was directly descended from King Edward III. She was also descended from Mayflower Passengers John Alden, William Mullins, and William Brewster.
A newspaper announcement featured a photo of Charles and Catherine, under which read, "Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Haviland, following their wedding at the home of Miss Elizabeth Howatt, 156 South Broadway, Saturday afternoon. The bride was Miss Catherine Allen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otis S. Allen, of Topeka, Kansas. Mr. Haviland, the son of Mrs. Foster Haviland, of Portland, Me., is a resident of this city [White Plains]. Reporter Photo."
The article read:

Miss Catherine Allen Weds Charles V. Haviland Here -- Ceremony Took Place Saturday Afternoon at Home of Miss Elizabeth Howatt, 156 So. Broadway

At a ceremony in the home of Miss Elizabeth Howatt, 156 South Broadway, Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Miss Catherine Allen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otis S. Allen of Topeka, Kansas, was married to Charles V. Haviland of this city, son of Mrs. Foster Haviland of Portland, Me.

The Rev. Henry K. Denlinger of the Presbyterian Church, Hartford, Conn., who married the bride's parents, performed the ceremony.

The bride, who was escorted by her father, wore a powder blue ensemble with matching accessories. She carried pink roses. Mrs. Oliver K. Johnson of Topeka was her sister's maid of honor.

Donald C. Wilson of Scarsdale was best man.

A reception was held after the wedding in Miss Howatt's home. The couple will make their home at 44 Quarropas street, following a wedding trip.

Charles & Catherine had two sons, Lane Allen and Roger Otis. Catherine died of cancer on 12 Jun 1965, only a couple of weeks after the birth of Lane's first and only son, Christopher Haviland. [1]

Family Unit 2
Foster Lane Haviland
May Belle Ford
Charles Valentine Haviland
married 12 Aug 1939
Catherine Allen
1941Lane Allen Haviland?married Sirmons, Bannister
1945Roger Otis Haviland?married Suwalkowski

After Catherine's death, Charles married thirdly to Catherine's sister, Mrs. Louise (Allen) Bell, daughter of Otis Smith Allen & Flora Bell Jones. (This is called a sororate marriage.) Louise had divorced from Roy Oma Bell with two surviving children whom Charles adopted (Brian Louis and Beverly Josephine). The children took the name of Haviland and kept it for the remainder of their lives. [1]

Family Unit 3
Foster Lane Haviland
May Belle Ford
Charles Valentine Haviland
married 1966
Louise Allen
(No Issue)

Charles and Louise divorced in 1970. Louise left an autobiography about their lives together. She eventually passed away 14 Dec 1991. [1]
Charles married fourth ca May 1973 to Mrs. Edith (Deering) LaDow (probably widowed), who had been a good friend of Catherine's. with whom she had had a daughter Barbara. [1]

Family Unit 4
Foster Lane Haviland
May Belle Ford
Charles Valentine Haviland
married 1966
Mrs. Edith (Deering) LaDow
(No Issue)

After Charles passed away in 1993, in the retirement home in Florida where he and Edith lived, Edith survived him by a number of years and passed away in October, 1998. [1]


Charles was probably named after Charles Morgan Valentine, uncle of Foster’s mother, who lived with Foster’s family while he was growing up. Charles Morgan Valentine appears as “Charles A. Valentine” in the 1880 Federal Census, living at 56 years old with Roger Foster and Mary J. Haviland as a boarder. (Foster was 7 years old in that census, and Florence was 14). There is no doubt this is the same man, but it’s not certain why the middle initial is A (Charles Valentine’s sister’s middle initial, not his).
Charles Morgan Valentine died 4 years after Charles Valentine Haviland was born.
According to one of Charles Haviland’s I.D. cards when he worked for New York Telephone, he weighed 184 lbs and stood 6.0 ft tall.
Census Detail
(Italics = notes not in census.)

1910 Federal Census
Newbury, Orange, VT, Page 175B, Dwelling #99, Family #102 [5]
HAVILAND, Foster L.Head38yrsMaleMarriedCommercial Salesman for Baking Soda.
born NY, both parents born NY
HAVILAND, Mae F.Wife36yrsFemaleMarried 7yrsMusic Teacher.
2 children, 2 living, born VT, both parents born VT
HAVILAND, Charles V.Son6yrsMaleSingle
born VT.
HAVILAND, John M.Son4yrsMaleSingle
born VT.

1920 Federal Census
Portland, Cumberland, ME, Page 226B, Dwelling #216, Family #285 [6]
HAVILAND, Foster L.Head46yrsMaleMarriedSalesman for Soda Company.
born NY, both parents born NY
HAVILAND, Mae F.Wife45yrsFemaleMarriedChurch Organist.
born VT, both parents born VT
HAVILAND, Charles V.Son16yrsMaleSingle
born VT.
HAVILAND, John M.F.Son13yrsMaleSingle
born VT.
HAVILAND, William F.Son8yrsMaleSingle
born VT.
HAVILAND, Jannie L.Mother78yrsFemaleWidow
born NY, both parents born NY. (This is Mrs. Mary Jane (Lane) Haviland).

Death & Burial

Charles Valentine Haviland died 17 May 1993 in Venice, Sarasota County, FL and was cremated.
St. Paul's church is now a National Historic Landmark, and many of the Haviland relatives (surnames of Lane and Valentine) are buried on ground that is protected by the Department of Interior, although none with the surname of Haviland. Charles' great grandparents (his father's mother's parents, Alexander Morrison Lane & Susan Ann Valentine), from whom Charles received his middle name, are buried in a crypt there. Also buried there are Susan's parents Fisher Ferris Valentine & Jane Morgan, Fisher's parents Daniel Valentine & Mariam Fisher, Jane's parents Charles Morgan & Jane Guion, and Charles Morgan's grandfather James Morgan (Charles Haviland's 5th great grandfather). This site is now in the boundaries of Mt. Vernon, N.Y.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Personal testimony from children and grandchildren
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wedding Announcement, Portland Press Herald.
  3. Social Security Death Index.
  4. Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2012. Name: Patricia Haviland. Gender: Female. Race: White. Marital Status: Never Married. Birth Date: 29 Nov 1930. Birth Place: New York. Address: 870 Burnside, East Hartford, Hartford, CT. Death Date: 5 Oct 1988. Death Place: East Hartford, Hartford, CT. Age: 57 Years. Father's Surname: Haviland. State File #: 21964. See i=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  5. 1910 Fed Census, Newbury, VT, p. 175B
  6. 1920 Fed Census, Portland, ME, p. 226B


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Charles Haviland with grandson Christopher Haviland
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