Vary Family


Calvin Pitts VARYAge: 75 years18911966

Calvin Pitts VARY
Birth April 16, 1891 29 25
Williams College
between 1909 and 1913 (Age 17 years)

MarriageDorothy Elizabeth HOLTView this family
October 14, 1916 (Age 25 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherPhoebe Adelia HULL
March 21, 1920 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
Calvin Pardee Holt VARY
August 21, 1922 (Age 31 years)
Death of a motherLouise Witbeck PITTS
1931 (Age 39 years)
Death of a fatherCalvin Pardee Hull VARY
January 11, 1948 (Age 56 years)
Death of a wifeDorothy Elizabeth HOLT
January 12, 1948 (Age 56 years)

Death December 22, 1966 (Age 75 years)
Address: 2860 Sunset Point Road Clearwater Pinellas County Florida USA Postal Code: 33759 Phone: 1-(727) 796-1992
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: January 22, 1887Newark, Wayne, New York, USA
11 months
elder sister
3 years
Family with Dorothy Elizabeth HOLT - View this family
Marriage: October 14, 1916Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA
6 years
Calvin Pardee Holt VARY
Birth: August 21, 1922 31Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA
Death: February 22, 1982Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Family with Marjorie BURDICK - View this family

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He spent most of his active business life in Detroit where he worked both for the Ford Motor Company and General Motors. He formed his own airplane parts compnay and operated his own wholesale grocery company until he retired in 1946, when he and his second wife, Marjorie, moved to Florida where he was a philanthropist, art collector and patron of the Arts. He was a life member, founding member and Honorary trustee of the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, FL; a co-founder and honorary director of the Bath Club in Reddington Beach; a founding member of the International Society for the General Semantics in Chicago, Illinois; a co-founder and honorary director of the Clearwater Art Seminar; and an honorary life member of the NAACP.

Calvin recounted the follwing amusing incident ... During my freshman year (1909) at Williams, I hired a horse and buggy and drove over Berlin Mountain and inquired in Berlin the whereabouts of the Hull homestead. The store keeper whom I asked said, "About all the houses you see around here are Hull homesteads." I finally found the right one, with the proper burying ground beside it, knocked at the side door, and said to the old man who answered my knocks, "I am Calvin Vary." He stared at me, then turned and called, "Gene, come here! Here's Calvin Vary, and he hasn't changed a hair in forty years!"



Birth: Apr. 17, 1891 Newark Wayne County New York, USA Death: Dec., 1966 Pinellas County Florida, USA

Son of Calvin P. H. Vary and Louise Pitts. Husband of Dorothy Holt. Husband of Marjorie Burdick.

Family links: Spouse: Marjorie Burdick Vary (1890 - 1977)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial: Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park Clearwater Pinellas County Florida, USA

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Source: Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY, 16 Oct 1916, Mon., page 12
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Source: Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY, 15 Sep 1917, Sat., page 17
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