Percy Luther Cady

b. 22 July 1893, d. 30 March 1970
  • Percy Luther Cady was born on 22 July 1893 in Syracuse, Onandaga County, New York, or the 27th.
  • Clinton E. Cady and Margaret B. Caughey appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, at 508 Tully Street. Other members of the household included Percy Luther Cady. Also in the household was Margaret's sister Agnes Caughey, age 27.
  • The following appeared on 11 May 1907 in the Syracuse Journal: Walking through an open door leading to an elevator shaft in the store of the W. T. Crane Co. at 352 South Salina street at 9:15 o'clock this morning, Percy Cady, an employe, fell ten feet into the pit, narrowly escaping serious injury.
         He was injured at the base of the skull and had slight hemorrhages from the nose and ear.
         Cady thought the elevator was at the ground floor, where he left it a short time before. The door was open and in a hurry, he walked through the opening.
         His screams attracted employes of the store and the boy was carried to the store. Hart's and McCarthy's ambulances and Dr. Nathan Jacobson were called.
         He was attended at the store by Dr. Jacobson and later taken to his home in a carriage.
  • Clinton E. Cady and Margaret B. Caughey appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, at 212 Bassett Street. Other members of the household included Percy Luther Cady.
  • He was attending school and employed as a stenographer, according to the 1910 census.
  • He married Grace Timmins, daughter of Abraham Timmins and Emma Spencer, on 4 July 1912 in Niagara Falls, Welland County, Ontario, Canada, with Baptist clergyman Rev. A. E. Quinn officiating, and Mrs. A. E. Quinn and Bert M. Quinn. Both the bride and groom were residents of Syracuse.
  • The following appeared on 5 July 1912 in The Post-Standard: Miss Grace Timmins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Timmins of No. 114 Avondale place, and Percy L. Cady, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton E. Cady of No. 312 Bassett street, celebrated the Fourth by slipping away to Niagara Falls, Ont., and getting married without the knowledge of their parents.
         The young people have been sweethearts since childhood and their engagement was announced nearly a year ago, but the bride's parents had expressed a desire that they be married one year from this month. A church wedding was planned and Mr. Cady had promised to have a home built and furnished for his bride by that time.
         Love, however chafes at delays and a year seemed a long time to wait, while the ideas of a church wedding with the attendant pranks of good-natured friends was more acceptable to the parents than to the young couple. Consequently, Miss Timmins and Mr. Cady laid plans for a ssecret wedding and selected the birthday of American liberty as the natan day of their wedded happiness.
         Early yesterday morning Mr. Cady called for his bride-to-be, and explaining that they were going to Utica for the day, they left the city at 9:15. Instead of going there, however, they went to Niagara Falls and called at the parsonage of Rev. Mr. Quinn, pastor of the Baptist Church, who performed the ceremony late in the afternoon. They took the next train out of Niagara Falls, arrived in Syracuse early last evening and went immediately to the home of the bride.
         In the meantime Mrs. Timmins had been told of the marriage, but refused to credit the news because, she declared, her daughter had promised she would not be married for a year and had begun to make plans for the wedding.
         Shortly after 9 o'clock last night the runaway couple appeared at the Timmins home and broke the news. Mrs. Timmins was almost prostrated, but after much pleading and weeping on the part of mother and daughter, parental love won and the coveted blessing was forthcoming.
         When seen at the Timmins home, Mr. and Mrs. Cady refused to discuss their elopement beyond admitting that they ran away and were married.
         "We are married and that is all there is to it," said the happy bridegroom.
         Mrs. Cady is 20 years old, well known and popular among the young people in her section of the city. She is a prominent member of the Calvary Baptist Church.
         "There was absolutely no objection to the match, but they got married rather suddenly," was all the comment the bridegroom's father would make last night.
  • Percy Luther Cady registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 while living with his wife and two children at 109 Griffin Street in Syracuse, employed there as a stenographer at New Process Gear Company.
  • Percy Luther Cady and Grace Timmins appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Syracuse, Onandaga County, New York, at 435 Fellows Avenue. Other members of the household included Donald C. Cady, Beatrice G. Cady and Percy Luther Cady Jr.
  • He was employed as assistant manager of a machine shop, according to the 1920 census.
  • Percy Luther Cady became a widower at the 8 February 1920 death of his wife Grace Timmins.
  • He married Alta M. Broadbooks, daughter of Jacob Broadbooks and Ellen (?), circa 1923. Alta's first cousin Carolyn Broadbrooks married Ray Grant Sierk, and their daughter Evelyn married Percy's son Percy Luther Cady Jr..
  • Margaret B. Caughey appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Syracuse, New York. Other members of the household included Percy Luther Cady, Alta M. Broadbooks, Donald C. Cady, Beatrice G. Cady, Percy Luther Cady Jr. and Genevieve Cady.
  • He was employed as a patrolman by the steam railroad, according to the 1930 census.
  • Percy Luther Cady died on 30 March 1970 at age 76.
  • The following appeared on 1 April 1970 in The Post-Standard: Percy L. Cady Sr., 76, of 100 Bridget Circle, died yesterday at St. Joseph's Hospital after a long illness.
         A former policeman with the New York Central Railroad, Mr. Cady was a member of Danforth Lodge 957 F & AM.
         Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alta M. Broadbrooks Cady; two sons, Donald of Liverpool and Percy L. Cady Jr. of Darien Center; two daughters, Mrs. Genevieve Newcombe of Hillier, Ont., Canada, and Mrs. Beatrice Ware of Pittsburgh, Pa; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
         Private services will be at the convenience of the family at the Greenleaf Funeral Home, 503 W. Onondaga St., the Rev. John Heister officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
  • Last Edited: 3 Jun 2013

Family 1: Grace Timmins b. circa 1890, d. 8 February 1920

Family 2: Alta M. Broadbooks b. March 1885