Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Milo Benjamin Mylott, father of Arthur Homer Mylott

Milo Benjamin Mylott and his parents called Whitehall their home but lived aboard a canal boat that sailed along the Champlain Canal, Hudson River and River Richelieu - probably from Whitehall to Brooklyn and occasionally to Montréal a good part of the year.  Most likely Milo Benjamin, his brothers and sister were on the canal boat berthed in the Atlantic Boat Basin on January1st, 1891 when his mother, Addie Mylott, died.

And it was not unusual for a canal boy to marry a young lady who was also raised on canal boats.  That is exactly what Benjamin Mylott did when he married Edith Lida Glode of Waterford, NY on January 10th, 1910 - 101 years ago.  Edith's parents,  William Alexander Glode and Angeline Allard, where a canaling family originally from Champlain NY on the Chazy River and Lake Champlain.

Milo  Benjamin Mylott

At the Helm
Arthur on his father's shoulders

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful site! Such photos and stories!

    I am a cousin of the Mylotts -- Adaliza (Addie) Johnson Mylott (mother of Milo Benjamin Johnson) was the daughter of Adaliza K. Palmer Johnson, who was the sister of my Great-Great Grandfather Adonirum Judson Palmer. This means that Walter, Milo, and Benjamin Mylott were all great-grandchildren of Lovinus and Olive Kingsley Palmer, who are buried in Kinner Cemetery between Fort Ann and Whitehall. Like the Mylotts, the Palmer boys worked on the Champlain Canal.

    Thomas Palmer