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In memory of Mary Esther Harvey, my Maternal Great-Grandmother on the HARVEY branch.


  • New Yorks State Marriage License, John L. Reese and Mary Harvey [Link]

  • Mary (Harvey) Reese Gaul gravestone [Link

  • 1910 U.S. Federal Census Newark Valley, Tioga, New York [Link] 119 Whig Street?
  • 1920 U.S. Federal Census Dryden, Tompkins, New York [Link] 17 West Main St.
  • 1925 New York State Census Groton, Tompkins, New York
  • 1930 U.S. Federal Census Groton, Tompkins, New York
  • ​1940 U.S. Federal Census Groton, Tompkins, New York
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Mary Esther Harvey

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1910 Mar 16

Newark Valley, Tioga County, New York


1930 Apr 18

Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York



1988 Sept 22

Cortland, Cortland, NY

Willow Glen Cemetery

Dryden, Tompkins, NY


Mary Esther Harvey was born on the 16th of March, 1910, in Newark Valley, Tioga County, New York. She was the daughter of Newman A. Harvey and his wife, Gertrude E. Shirley. She had four 3rd great-grandfathers who fought in the American Revolution. On the 18th of April, 1930, she married Lloyd John Reese, better known as “John Reese”, who was born 21 Apr 1911 in Muncy Valley, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, a son of Maynard Washington Reese and Ada Rebecca Temple. It was a double wedding with Mary's sister, Ruth, also marrying the same day.

John and Mary divorced and Mary married second, William H. “Bill” Gaul Sr., on the 19th of October, 1962, at Dryden, New York. He was born on the 24th of November, 1897, in Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pennsylvania. Mary died at the age of 78 from colon cancer, on the 22nd of September, 1988, at Cortland Memorial Hospital in Cortland, New York. Her funeral was held two days later and her remains rest at Willow Glen Cemetery (Lot 19-39), in Dryden, Tompkins County, New York, with her sisters and parents. John Reese died at the age of 93 at Cortland Memorial Hospital on the 27th of January, 2005.


Mary Esther Harvey & Lloyd John Reese were the parents of my ancestor,

  • Lloyd Newman Reese

  • Harold M. Reese

  • Mary Ruth Reese

Records, photos, and memorabilia pertaining to the life of Mary Esther Harvey:

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