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Cornell Family Ties


Dee Ann Rexroat '82



Craig Overholser '21


The arrival of the Bryson sisters, Ivanona and Edwinna, at Cornell in the 1880s started that family’s dynasty, which follows a lineage of mostly alumnae: Marion May Sturdevant Schrader ’19 and Genevra Sturdevant Overholser ’21 (husband, Craig Overholser ’21), daughters of Ivanona Bryson Sturdevant; Marion Emily Schrader St. Clair ’47 and Virginia Lee Schrader Waychoff Chouinard ’49 (first husband, Walter F. Waychoff ’49), daughters of Marion May; Mary Lothian Overholser ’51 and Martha Overholser Osgood ’52, daughters of Genevra and Craig; Lynn Adair Waychoff Warren ’76, daughter of Virginia and Walter.




Emily Elizabeth “Liz” Isaacs ’39 was a Cornell English professor for 35 years. Her family counts at least 20 alumni.

The Isaacs family boasts a graduate who later taught at Cornell: Emily Elizabeth “Liz” Isaacs ’39, an English professor for 35 years. Her parents, Alfred Isaacs ’06 and Eslie Smith Isaacs ’07, started the dynasty that would count at least 20 Cornell alumni including: Helen Isaacs Leigh ’42 and Fred Leigh ’41; Susan Leigh Kingston ’67 and Thomas Kingston ’66; Janet Heger Larson ’78, Jean Heger ’79, and Karen Heger ’81, all nieces of Thomas Kingston; Iola Isaacs ’27.




Ralph Leander Lupton ’28 (wife, Winifred Lowe Lupton ’33) joined his siblings H. Herman Lupton ’27, Harriet Lupton Gable ’29 (husband, James Gable ’28), and Howard Lupton ’33 at Cornell. Ralph left with a National Amateur Athletic Union wrestling championship and runner-up finish, Midwest AAU championship, and a legacy as the inventor of “the Guillotine,” a move to quickly pin an opponent. He was a Big Ten and NCAA champion while finishing his undergraduate work at Northwestern University, and is a member of the Cornell Sports Hall of Fame.
      In the second generation of Luptons are Ralph’s nephew, G. Clark Lupton ’56 (wife, Nancy Cobb Lupton ’59), and Harriet’s sons, the Rev. J. Winton Gable ’51 and A. Barrie Gable ’54.

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