Batcher, Alfred G.

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Alfred G. Batcher was born 18 DEC 1863 in the Town of Knox, Albany, NY, the son of Theodore Batcher and Margaret Livingston. His siblings were:[1]

  • Anna M. Batcher - Mrs, Milo Fairly ,, and Mrs. Frank Stevens.
  • Idella Batcher - Mrs. Web Clay - married Daniel Webster Quay
  • Grace E. Batcher married Franklin Quay Stevens, the son of Clarence E. Stevens



Marriage & Children

Alfred G. Batcher married first a Miss Beebe (Anna B. Beebe, the daughter of William Henry Beebe and Eugenia Augusta Champion). Their children were:[1]

  • Hamilton T. Batcher (27 JAN 1890 - 11 NOV 1890)
  • Florance Batcher (daughter, the latter dying shortly after)
  • Earl Batcher (son now living with his grandparents in Albany.)

Alfred Batcher married second Miss Stevens, of Knox. (Leola Stevens, daughter of Clarence E. Stevens) Their children were:

  • Clyde Batcher - probably Floyd Batcher
  • Grace Batcher - Grace Vincent - married Leland Vincent
  • Charles Batcher
  • Howard Batcher


Alfred G Batcher died December 15, 1908


Alfred G. Batcher Obituary - Altamont Enterprise — Friday, December 25, 1908


One of the saddest deaths it has been ours to record for many a year, is that of Alfred Batcher, who was kicked by his horse, last Tuesday afternoon, and instantly killed. The young horse had slipped his halter and was running about the farm. Mr. Batcher and the hired man had cornered him, and driven him into the barn and while trying to drive him into the stable with a whip, he let his heels fly and struck Mr. Batcher squarely on the top of his head crushing his skull. He gave but one dying moan and all was over. Such a sudden and untimely death is sad, but when it came to a man of his years, only 45, leaving behind a young widow and four dependent children, it is doubly sad. Mr. Batcher was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Batcher of Knox, where he spent his boyhood and early manhood life.

His first wife was a Miss Beebe, who died some twelve years ago leaving and daughter, the latter dying shortly after, the son now living with his grandparents in Albany. In due time be married Miss Stevens, of Knox, who mourns keenly his unexpected death, with their four bright children, Clyde, Grace. Charles and Howard. Besides these he leaves a mother, his maternal grandmother who lived with him, and three sisters, Mrs. Web Clay, Mrs, Milo Fairly, and Mrs. Frank Stevens.

Some ten years ago Mr. Batcher bought two farms about two miles west of Voorheesville and since then has lived among us, A kind husband, an indulgent father and a good-neighbor has been removed in his death. His funeral was largely attended on Friday morning from his late residence on the Indian Ladder road. Rev. S. M. Adsit of the Presbyterian church of Voorheesville officiated at the funeral, and tried to speak words of comfort and helpfulness. Ordinary deaths are a profound mystery, but extraordinary ones, such as his, are even more inexplicable. No one desires death, but all flee from it. Yet death is the crown of life. Were death denied, to live would not be life. Nothing is so sure as death. Nothing more uncertain than its time of coming, therefore "Be ready." Mr, Batcher remains were buried in the family plot at Knox. Mr. Hellenbeck in charge. This entire community sympathizes with Mrs. Batcher in her sad and sudden grief.

Altamont Enterprise — Friday, December 25, 1908

Additional Media

BATCHER — At Albany, Dec. 11th 1890, Hamilton P., son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred C. Batcher, aged 10 months and 13 days.

Altamont Enterprise — Friday, December 13, 1890

Leland Vincent
Leland Vincent, 64, died suddenly of a heart attack on Sunday, Dec. 22. He was born in Reidsville Jan. 24, 1893, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Vincent. Mr. Vincent was a former resident of Voorheesville, but of late had lived in Albany and vicinity. He was a mason by trade, and brother of the late Herman, Ervin and Kenneth Vincent. Survivors are his wife, Grace Batcher Vincent; two children, Donald and Margaret Vincent; three brothers, Roy and Charles Vincent, Schenectady, and Harold Vincent of Tuscon, Ariz; a sister, Benita Livingston, Schenectady, also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted from the James Keeher Funeral Home, Albany, Thursday afternoon, Dec. 26. James Vincent, student minister of the Stanton Reformed church, Stanton, N. J., officiated. Interment was in Prospect Hill cemetery.

Altamont Enterprise — Friday, January 3, 1958

Mrs. Grace B. Vincent
Funeral services were conducted Saturday for Mrs. Grace Batcher Vincent, 59, of 10 Kent Pl., Westmere, a nurse at Westmere Convalescent Home. She died April 22 in Albany hospital. She was the widow of Leland Vincent.

Surviving are a daughter, Miss Margaret Vincent; a son, Donald Vincent; three brothers, Howard, Charles and Floyd Batcher, and a stepbrother, Lucius Smith. Services were conducted at 2 p. m. at the James Keeher Funeral Home, Albany, with the Rev. Walter Taylor of Voorheesville officiating. Burial was in Prospect Hill cemetery.

Altamont Enterprise — Friday, May 1, 1959


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