Obituary of Jacqueline Humphrey
DELRAY BEACH, Fla./CANANDAIGUA - Jacqueline Brelsford (Baker) Humphrey, passed away on December 4,2021. She was born on December 26, 1925.
No calling hours will be held. Burial will be in her family plot in Resthaven Cemetery, Phelps N.Y.
Jacqueline (Baker) Humphrey is the daughter of the late Homer and Georgia (Black) Baker, and widow of Oliver Humphrey, who died in Niagara Falls, N.Y. in 1976. Jackie’s Father, Homer Baker, ran as a member of the NY Athletic Club (1912-1916), beating the ranking Olympic and star racing champions of his day, in both the U.S. and Europe. He won the American A.A.U. Half Mile Championship in 1913; won the British Half Mile Championship in 1914; established Scottish records for the half mile and 100 yards; and set the world record for 660 yards in 1914 which held for 29 years.
Jackie was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and married in Canandaigua, N.Y. She resided most of her life in central and western New York State. Her last 30 years were mostly in central Florida, followed by the last two years in a nursing home in Delray Beach, Fla. after a stroke in 2019.
Jackie graduated from Keuka College, Keuka Park, N.Y. February 1946, as a Registered Professional Nurse, and held her degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Niagara University, Cum Laude. She was employed many years as an R.N., at Fort Dix, F.F. Thompson Hospital, US Veterans Hospital in Canandaigua N.Y., Deveaux School in Niagara Falls; Public Health Nurse in Niagara Falls, Industrial Nurse at Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp. in Niagara Falls and Numec in Lewiston; her last employment was with New York State, at the Niagara Unit of the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, as Supervisor of a Mental Health Outpatient Clinic.
While living in Lewiston N.Y., Jackie was President of the Welcome Wagon, and was a Youth Leader in the Lewiston Baptist Church for a time.
Jackie was an avid genealogy researcher, a former member of the Daughters of The American Revolution, Philip Perry Chapter in Cocoa, Fla. and Melbourne Fla.; a former Member and Historian (2005-2007) of the John Howland Colony of The Society of Mayflower Descendants in Winter Park, Fla. and a member of the National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century.
Jackie authored two genealogy books: Revolutionary War Experiences of the Sons of Isaiah Younglove, by Samuel Younglove (1763-1846) with Family History Addendum and McCracken Family of Massachusetts, Salem and Camillus, New York (published 1988), and The Humphrey Family: John of New Windsor, Orange County, New York 1724 and Oliver of Phelps, Ontario County, New York 1791 (published 1989). She also provided research and information for various genealogy websites including DAR, and Ontario County.
Jackie is survived by her daughter, Sandra Humphrey of Key Colony Beach, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Marlis (Glaser) Humphrey of Melbourne Beach, Fla. (son Stephan Humphrey passed away in 2017); two grandchildren, Jeren Nilsen of Boca Raton, Fla. and Olivia Humphrey of Boston Mass.; and great-grandson, Jackson Nilsen; Jackie also leaves a niece, Christine (Miller) Fetty of Ormond Beach, Fla.; and nephew, David Baker of Lithia Springs, Ga.