About Ai Newell Staniel Colby
Ai Newell Staniel COLBY was born on 11 AUG 1848 in Waterbury, Washington County, Vermont. (SOURCE: General index to vital records of Vermont, early to 1870.) He appeared in the census in 1850 in Morrisville, Lamoille County, Vermont. (living with father) He appeared in the census in 1860 in Stowe, Lamoille County, Vermont. (living at home with father and mother.) He died in 1914 at Waterbury, Washington County, Vermont.
Death of Ai Colby
Had Traveled with Barnum & Bailey's Circus Many Years
Ai N.S. Colby, many years resident of this city, died this morning at the state hospital at Waterbury, where he has been a private patient for two weeks. Death was due to softening of the brain and complications. The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at Waterbury Center where the body will be interred. Mr. Colby was a brother of George W. Colby, of Montpelier, Burnham B. Colby, of Morrisville, Fannie A. Hunt, of Morrisville, who is passing the summer in Groton, and Sarah Eggleston, of Stowe. He was unmarried. His father was Newell S. Colby and he was born in Waterbury about 67 years ago. Mr. Colby some 20 years ago traveled with Barnum & Bailey's circus in charge of the wagons and later had charge of the tent lights. He followed this occupation about seven years. He worked for three or four years for D.A. Guptil, the painter, and for five years was employed by E.V. Lane, of Barre Street, and also had charge of the halls in the Blanchard block. Two years ago he went to Morrisville to live. His health has been poor for about a year. He was brought here from Groton some weeks ago and remained at Charles Matlin's on Court Street for two weeks and was then taken to the Fanny Allen hospital and from there to the state hospital. Source: Montpelier Evening Argus - 7 Aug 1914
He was buried in Waterbury, Washington County, Vermont. Old Center Cemetery. Parents: Newell Staniels COLBY and Mehitable BUZZELL.