Thursday, 22 December 2016

Thriller Thursday: Roxbury Negress Stabbed to Death

Brockton Daily Enterprise
Tuesday, January 23, 1945
Page Two

Roxbury Negress Stabbed to Death

BOSTON, Jan. 23.―(UP)―A 22-year-old Roxbury negress was stabbed to death with a kitchen knife in her apartment early to-day, and police later seized another negress who allegedly admitted the slaying.
The victim, Mrs. Effie Barber, and her assailant allegedly were talking with two sailors in the apartment when the stabbing occurred. The suspect, a 23-year-old Roxbury woman, is being held as a suspicious person. Police are also questioning the two sailors.


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Friday, 2 December 2016

Funeral Card Friday: Luigi Accorsi Dies in Wellesley

Brockton Daily Enterprise
Thursday, August 13, 1936
Page Two

Luigi Accorsi Dies in Wellesley 
KINGSTON, Aug. 13.—The funeral of Luigi Accorsi of 19 Smith lane, who died in Wellesley on Monday, took place this morning from his late residence in this town at 8. 
It was followed at 9 by a high mass of St. Mary's church in North Plymouth. It was attended by many friends and relatives. Mr. Accorsi is survived by his wife, Anna (nee) Pedersoli, of this town. 

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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Tombstone Tuesday: Kelly, Calvary Cemetery (Brockton, MA)

1871   John C. Kelly   1951

1877   Elizabeth A.   1964

1863   Mary A.   1925

1845   John H. Donovan   1926

1868   Teresa B. Kelly   1927

1875   Margaret V.   1933

1850   Annie T. Donovan   1934

1869   Annie C. Kelly   1951

1914   Grace M. Kelly   1982

1888   James C. Donovan   1973

1875   Mary E. Sliney   1959



Monday, 21 November 2016

Mystery Monday | Madness Monday: THINKS WIFE FERRY SUICIDE

The Brockton Times
Saturday, February 13, 1926
Front Page


THINKS WIFE FERRY SUICIDE 
   BOSTON. Feb. 13. (A. P.)―Alfred M. Stacy of Newton, after questioning three Winthrop men who saw a woman jump to her death from a ferryboat in Boston harbor last night, told police today he believed the victim was his wife, Irene. Mrs. Stacey had been in ill health for three weeks and disappeared from home early yesterday. The body has not been recovered.

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Military Monday: WORLD WAR VET IS FOUND DEAD

Brockton Daily Enterprise
Thursday, August 13, 1936
Page Two

WORLD WAR VET IS FOUND DEAD 
   Henry E. DeLorey, 40, World war veteran and Legionnaire with a colorful overseas record, was found dead in bed at his home, 15 Kensington place, Wednesday afternoon, victim of a heart ailment developing during wartime service. Unfortunately, Mr. DeLorey was alone when the end came, his wife and youthful son being in Haverhill for a week's visit with relatives.  
   He had been in seemingly good spirits and appeared to be feeling better than usual when the family decided on the visit to Haverhill for a few days, Mrs. DeLorey and her son returned home Wednesday evening to receive the sad news.
   According to Medical Examiner Budreski, who viewed the body, DeLorey had been dead for more than 24 hours when discovered.
   An egg dealer, who called at the home Kensington place each week, went there Wednesday afternoon and found a Tuesday's Enterprise lying in the back hallway. The kitchen door was open and he walked in when no response came to his knocks. He placed the eggs and the paper on a table and then glanced into a bedroom off the kitchen. He noticed Mr. DeLorey in bed.
   He went immediately to the home of Charles T. Smith, 3 Winona street, Mr. DeLorey's brother-in-law, and advised Mr. Smith of circumstances at the DeLorey home. Together they returned to the Kensington place home and made the tragic discovery.
   Mr. DeLorey was with the 71st Heavy Artillery division which saw considerable service while overseas.
   Besides his wife and son, David, he leaves his father, Michael F. DeLorey; a brother, Russell DeLorey, and two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Joseph and Miss Emily L. DeLorey, all of this city.
   Funeral services will be held at the funeral home, 9 Chester avenue, Friday at 8:15 A. M., followed by high mass of requiem at St. Patrick's church at 9. Interment will be in Calvary cemetery.

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Friday, 18 November 2016

Funeral Card Friday: Miss Annie Gillespie

The Brockton Times
Monday, October 2, 1916
Page 3


MISS ANNIE GILLESPIE 
   The funeral of Miss Annie Gillespie, 60, who died suddenly Saturday morning at the home of Mrs. J. C. Kizarian, 11 Spring street, was held this afternoon at 1.30 from the E. T. & N. W. Sampson chapel, North Main street. Rector David B. Matthews of St. Paul's church officiated. Burial was in Vine cemetery, Plymouth. 

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Friday's Faces From the Past: CPL. JOSEPH E. LYNCH

Brockton Daily Enterprise
Thursday, January 18, 1945
Page Two


Is Missing

CPL. JOSEPH E. LYNCH
BRIDGEWATER, Jan. 18—Cpl. Joseph E. Lynch, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Lynch of 58 Stetson street, has been reported missing in action in Germany since Dec. 16, only having been overseas several months. He was a sophomore at Boston University and gave up his studies to enter the army. He was well known in this town. On entering the service he was 18 years old. 

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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Wednesday's Child: Death of Little Girl.

Brockton Daily Enterprise
Tuesday, March 16, 1920
Page 2

Death of Little Girl. 
   Mr. and Mrs. Cordon E. Pearl, 894 North Montello street, are mourning the death of their little daughter, Lillian G. Pearl, who died early this morning at the Brockton Hospital from double pneumonia. The little girl would have been two years old April 29. As the youngest child, the baby was called the sunshine of the family. Four other children survive Marjorie, the eldest, aged 11, Marion, Ernest and Ethel. 



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Wedding Wednesday: AHEARN-COTE

The Brockton Times
Thursday, July 10, 1913
Page Three

MARRIAGES 
   AHEARN-COTE—In Holbrook, July 9, by Rev. John A. Sheridan, Michael F. Ahearn and Miss Nellie I. Cote. 

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Sunday, 13 November 2016

Sunday's Obituary: MISS SWAIN DIES AT 91.

Brockton Daily Enterprise
Wednesday, March 17, 1920
Page 4


MISS SWAIN DIES AT 91.
Miss Mary Parker Swain died Tuesday in New Bedford at her home, 382 County street. She was 91 years old and had been in ill health a long time. Her family was among the old settlers of Nantucket.

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Friday, 11 November 2016

Funeral Card Friday: Kazmier J. Hanson

The Brockton Times
Tuesday, August 16, 1904
Page 4

DEATHS AND FUNERALS.

KAZMIER J. HANSON. 
   The funeral of Kazmier J. Hanson was held this morning at his home, 814 Oak street, at 8.30, and at St. Edward's Catholic church at 9. Rev. Father M. J. Maquire officiated. The bearers were members of Brockton court, M. C. O. F., of which the deceased was a member in life. They were John Dean, chief ranger of the court, Peter Leach, John McClaskey, Peter Gleen, W. Fannigan and James Thomas. Interment was in Calvary cemetery. The flowers included a spray of roses, Mr. and Mrs. Leach; bouquet, Walter Dean; bouquet, Mr. and Mrs. Dean; bouquet, Mr. and Mrs. Saravic; bouquet, Mr. and Mrs. J. Buret; pillow, from E. E. Taylor factory, where deceased was employed; bouquet, Mrs. Rigbes; bouquet, Mr. and Mrs. V. Fabion; bouquet, Mr. and Mrs. Maginis; cross, from Brockton court, M. C. O. F.; bouquet, Mrs. Wilson; bouquets, from the family; bouquet, Miss Julia Gies; pillow,,from wife and daughter; bouquet, Mrs. Burgess and children.



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Armistice Day & Veteran's Day: Edward Smith, Vet of War I, Is Dead

Brockton Daily Enterprise
Friday, November 19, 1948
Page Two

Edward Smith, Vet Of War I, Is Dead 
   Edward smith, a past commander of George Girouard Post, 139, Canadian Legion, died this morning at his home, 542 North Montello street, after a long illness. He served in World War 1 as a British soldier. He enlisted in the 2d Leicestershire regiment in 1902 and saw service in England, Mesopotamia, and Palestine. He received his discharge Feb. 17, 1920. Mr. Smith possessed the British War and Victory medals. He had been a member of George Girouard post since Jan. 28, 1941 and served as its commander in 1947.
   Mr. Smith was born in Kettering, England, and had lived in the United States 22 years. He was formerly employed as a finisher by Stretch & Kendrick.
   He is survived by his widow, Ellen (Joyce) Smith and a sister, Jane Cotton of England.
  Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 from the funeral home, 487 North Warren avenue. Interment will be in Melrose cemetery. Members of George Girouard Post and auxiliary will  hold rites at the funeral home Saturday evening at 8.


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Friday's Faces from the Past (Veteran's Day): Private Francis E. Kibart

Brockton Daily Enterprise
Tuesday, December 24, 1946
Page Two

PRIVATE FRANCIS E. KIBART
1944—December 25—1946 
In Memoriam 
KILLED IN ACTION 

He did not know when leaving home
He would no more return;
That he in death so soon would sleep 
and leave us here to mourn.
Today as We look at your picture,
So loving and tender and true,
No wonder our hearts are broken
Thinking, son and brother, of you. 
Lovingly remembered and 
sadly missed by 
MOTHER, BROTHER, UNCLE AND
 GRANDPARENTS


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Sunday, 23 October 2016

Sunday's Obituary: WAS CARETAKER OF A CEMETERY

Brockton Daily Enterprise
Friday, March 19, 1920
Page 20
WAS CARETAKER OF A CEMETERY 

Charles F. Hewett of South Easton Has Passed Away.  
   Charles F. Hewett, aged 72, lifelong resident of South Easton and for some years past caretaker of the cemetery there, died at his home on Washington street this afternoon. His health had been failing for some months.
   Mr. Hewett is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Sarah Taylor of Brockton and Mrs. Lydia Tobey of South Easton; also two brothers, Herbert of Easton Furnace and Ellis of Washington D. C., and a sister, Mrs. Catherine Crocker of South Easton.
   For 17 years Mr. Hewett had been caretaker of the South Easton cemetery and previous to taking the position was a shoe operative. He was a member of the Easton Grange. 

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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Sunday's Obituary: Head of Four Generations.

Brockton Daily Enterprise
Tuesday, March 16, 1920
Page 2
Head of Four Generations. 
   Mrs. Abbie L. Clark, widow of Luther H. Clark, died Monday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Minnie J. Case, 418 Belmont street, in her 76th year. She was born in Ossining, N. Y., the daughter of William B. and Julia A. Sargent. Besides her daughter she leaves a sister, Mrs. Charles Turner, West Bridgewater, nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
   The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon and interment will be in Evergreen cemetery, Stoughton. 
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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Thriller Thursday: 12, Stomps on Baby

Brockton Daily Enterprise
Thursday, August 13, 1936
Page Six

12, Stomps on Baby 
   "I loved him. I didn't mean to hurt him, but he was crying, hollering and bothering me. I was mad at him. I jumped on him, up and down, with my shoes on. Then he stopped crying and hollering because he could not any more. He just laid there." In this manner, 12-year-old Consuela Sanchez of Lordsburg, N. M., above, reputedly confessed how she caused the death of her two-year-old nephew, Manuel Rodrigues of El Paso, Tex., who died shortly after reaching a hospital. El Paso county juvenille authorities ordered Consuela to a reform school. 

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Funeral Card Friday: MRS. MARY KELLIHER

The Brockton Times
Monday, October 2, 1916
Page 3

MRS. MARY KELLIHER 
   The funeral of Mrs. Mary Kelliher was held Sunday afternoon from the home of her daughter, Mrs. James V. Coughlin, with services at St. Patrick's church at 1.30. Rev. W. H. Gill conducted the services and celebrated, at 8 this morning, a requiem mass. The bearers were Eugene Smith, Charles Smith, George Kelliher, George Manley, Edward Manley, Joseph Fox. Interment was in St. Patrick's cemetery, Rockland.
   The floral tributes comprised: Pillow, Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Coughlin; wreath, Arthur and Raymond Kelliher; bouquet, Killarney roses, Charles Coughlin; spray, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Duby and family; spray, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ward and family; spray, Mr. and Mrs. C. Manley; spray, George Kelliher; double spray, Fred and Frank Cook; basket mixed flowers, Thomas and Leola Fowler; spiritual bouquets, Nellie M. Lynch, Alice L. Reardon, Mrs. J. P. Dwyer, Mrs. W. F. Daley, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Fox, Mr. and Mrs. James Andrews, Mrs. W. H. Coughlin, Mr. and Mrs. Francy, Charles Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Robbins.

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Society Saturday: THE LATEST NEWS BRIEFLY TOLD.

Chateaugay Record And Franklin County Democrat
Friday, December 1, 1905
Page Six

THE LATEST NEWS BRIEFLY TOLD. 
[. . .] 
   The gallows has been erected in Rutland, Vt., for Mrs. Mary Rogers, in whose behalf a motion is pending in the United States Supreme Court which may be decided to day.
   The contest over the will of the late Alphens D. Dubois, in New York, was settled, the daughter receiving a larger share than was provided for her in the will.
   Mrs. James F. Birdsong, wife of a dentist in Monticello, Miss., shot and killed Dr. Thomas Butler, a prominent physician, and then surrendered herself.
   Miss Ada Rystrom, a Swedish woman, evidently of good family, who became a house servant in Philadelphia, committed suicide by taking cyanide of potassium.  
[. . .]

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Wedding Wednesday: Eklof—Larson

The Brockton Times
Monday December 24, 1917
Page 5


EKLOF—LARSON 
   The wedding of Miss Nanny M. Larson, 66 Calmar street, to Gunnar B. Eklof, 66 Calmar street, was at 7 Saturday evening at the parsonage of the Swedish Congregational church. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Gustaf Anderson. Mr. Eklof is a shoe cutter, and Mrs. Eklof has been employed as a housekeeper. The parents of both Mr. and Mrs. Eklof reside in Sweden. Both bride and groom are attendants of the Swedish Congregational church. The couple were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Erlan Hulteen.


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Thriller Thursday: DEAD WEEK WHEN FOUND

The Brockton Times
Friday, August 20, 1915
Page Three

DEAD WEEK WHEN FOUND
   Mrs. Ora Goodwin of Brookline called at her mother's house in Sharon Thursday and found the woman, Mrs. Mary Elsie York, dead in the living room. Mrs. York, who was 73, had been dead a week, succumbing to apoplexy, according to Medical Examiner W. O. Faxon. 

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Sunday's Obituary: Mrs. Jane T. Brodrick Dies, Aged 81.

The Brockton Times
Monday, October 2, 1916
Page Three

BORN IN NOVA SCOTIA 
Mrs. Jane T. Brodrick Dies, Aged 81. 
   Jane T., widow of William A. Brodrick, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bernard B. Winslow, 99 Belcher avenue, in her 82d year. Mrs. Brodrick was born in Nova Scotia, but had lived in this city many years, and in a kindly and unobtrusive manner had gained many friends.
   The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 from Mrs. Winslow's, and services will be conducted by Rev. Dr. Edwin W. Bishop, pastor of the Porter Congregational church.
   Beside Mrs. Winslow, Mrs. Brodrick is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Laura Emery, Wollaston; one son, in Nilesca, Iowa. The latter will be here for the funeral, as the hour was not arranged until it was known he could get here in time. Mrs. Brodrick also leaves two brothers, Charles B. Thompson of this city, and Edward of Paris, Iowa; one sister, Mrs. J. B. Steele of this city. Mrs. Brodrick's husband died in this city a few years ago, and she will be buried in the family lot at Union cemetery. 

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Sunday's Obituary: DEATH OF JOHN WILDE.

The Brockton Times
Wednesday, March 13, 1895
Page 2

DEATH OF JOHN WILDE. 
He Was 81 Years Old and One of the First Residents of Spring Street. 
   John Wilde died this morning at his residence, 41 Spring street, after a lingering illness, aged 81 years. Mr. Wilde was one of the first residents on Spring street, and for many years conducted a small shoe business there. He was upright, and respected by all who met him during his long residence in this city.
   He leaves a widow and four daughters. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 8.30 at his residence, with requiem mass at St. Patrick's church at 9 o'clock.

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Sunday, 6 March 2016

Wedding Wednesday: VISITING NURSE TO BECOME BRIDE

Brockton Daily Enterprise
Thursday, March 18, 1920
Page 2 
VISITING NURSE TO BECOME BRIDE 
Miss Olga Anderson Will be Married at First Lutheran Church.  
   More than 400 guests are expected to attend the wedding of Miss Olga Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Anderson, 98 Menlo street, and Verner Kinberg of New York, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Kinberg of Attleboro, at the First Lutheran church Saturday evening. Miss Anderson is one of the visiting nurse of the local association and is very popular among the young people of the South End. Mr. Kinberg is president of the Scandinavian Sales Co. of New York. Following the ceremony luncheon will be served.
   Miss Anderson will be attended by Miss Ruth Kinberg of Attleboro, sister of the bridegroom-elect, as matron of honor and Carl Anderson, brother of the bride-to-be, will be best man. The bridesmaids will be Misses Ellen Carlson of New Haven, Conn., and Miss Gertrude Lawson of West New York, N. J., classmates of Miss Anderson at Upsala School of Commerce, and Miss Olga Ahlgren. The ushers will be Arthur Hendrickson of New York, Arthur Jacobson of West New York, N. J., and Eldon Nelson. Paul Carlson will be ring bearer and the flower girls will be Miss Dorothy Froeberg, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Peter Froeberg, and Lucille Nelson, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. C. A. Nelson. 

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Sunday's Obituary: MOTHER OF TWO SETS OF TWINS

Brockton Daily Enterprise
Wednesday, March 17, 1920
Page 7 
MOTHER OF TWO SETS OF TWINS 
Wife of Martin Tarpey, Aged 35 Years, Expires. 
   Mrs. Nora Hopkins Tarpey, wife of Martin Tarpey, died Tuesday evening at her home, 147 Winthrop street, aged 35 years. Besides her husband she leaves six children, including two sets of twins, Annie and Mary Tarpey, Margaret and James Tarpey, twins, Richard and Martin Tarpey, also twins. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Peter Cruse of this city and Mrs. John Davis of South Hanson.
   Mrs. Tarpey was a member of St. Rose Court, M. C. O. F., and Auxiliary I. A. O. H. She had lived in this city 20 years.
   The funeral will take place Friday at St. Patrick's church and interment will be in Calvary cemetery.

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Sunday, 28 February 2016

Sunday's Obituary: DEATH IN ROCKLAND.

Brockton Daily Enterprise
Wednesday, March 17, 1920
Page 5


DEATH IN ROCKLAND. 
   North Abington, March 17.—Charles B. Reed, 57, died this morning at his home, 46 Wales street, following a brief illness. Mr. Reed was born in Saxonville, the son of Daniel B. Reed and Martin A. Reed, and had lived the greater part of his life in this town, where he was well known and had hosts of friends. He was a shoemaker and was employed in local shoe factories. 



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Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Wedding Wednesday: DALE—ANDERSON

The Brockton Times
Monday, August 16, 1915
Page Five

DALE—ANDERSON 
Ceremony at Parsonage of Swedish M. E. Church After Delay.
   Frank Augustus Dale of North Easton and Miss Signe Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Anderson of Cochesett; were married Saturday evening at the parsonage of the Swedish M. E. church. Rev. Karl Selin officiated. The couple was unattended, August Erickson and Mrs. Selin witnessing the ceremony. 
   On the way to the parsonage the automobile in which the couple was riding broke down, delaying the ceremony more than an hour. A reception was given more than 50 friends at the home of the bride's parents Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Dale will reside in Cochesett. Mrs. Dale is a member of the Swedish M. E. church.


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Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Tombstone Tuesday: Lewis A. Sheehan, Calvary Cemetery, Brockton, Massachusetts

IN MEMORY OF
LEWIS A. SHEEHAN
1885 — 1918

REST IN PEACE

Photo Taken January 13, 2014
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Sunday, 21 February 2016

Travel Tuesday: BROCKTON MAN EXPIRES ON TRAIN FROM BOSTON

Brockton Daily Enterprise
Wednesday, March 17, 1920
Page Seven 
BROCKTON MAN EXPIRES ON TRAIN FROM BOSTON


Louis A. Josselyn, 42, Victim of Heart Disease—Body Is Taken From Coach at South Braintree and Medical Examiner Called.

   Louis A. Josselyn, aged 42, of 64 Pinehurst avenue, this city, was found dead in one of the coaches attached to the 5:48 train out of Boston and bound for Brockton Tuesday evening. Mr. Josselyn was thought to be sleeping by the passengers in the coach until the conductor attempted to arouse him, while collecting tickets.  
   As there was no response an examination was made and Mr. Josselyn was found to be dead. The train had left the Braintree depot and at the South Brantree depot the body was removed from the coach. Medical examiner Fraser of Weymouth was summoned and death was pronounced by him due to natural causes. 
   The local police were immediately informed and the family notified. The body was later taken in charge of by E. T. and N. W. Sampson, undertakers. 
   Mr. Josselyn was employed at the Hodgkins Engineering Co., 137 Pearl street, Boston, and was returning from his work. 
   He leaves his wife, a son, Clifford L. Josselyn, a brother, Charles F. Josselyn of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Baker and Miss Pearl Josselyn of Rockland. 
    He was a member of the Manchester Unity, I. O. O. F., and Victory Lodge, I. O. G. T. 
   The funeral will take place Friday at the funeral chapel of E. T. & N. W. Sampson, Rev. Claude Allen McKay to officiate. Interment will be in Melrose cemetery.

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Thursday, 18 February 2016

Friday, 29 January 2016

Funeral Card Friday: Police Sent Tribute.

Brockton Daily Enterprise
Monday, July 19, 1909
Page 8

Police Sent Tribute.
   The funeral of Margaret W. Keefe, the little daughter of Police Officer and Mrs. Michael W. Keefe, was held from the home at 119 Harvard street Saturday afternoon at 3. Interment was in Calvary cemetery.
   The flowers included: Pillow, inscribed "Darling," from the mother and father; wreath of roses, Katherine and Alice Keefe; spray of pinks and roses, Mrs. C. W. Langley; crescent of white roses, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Keefe; spray of white carnations, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jacobs; bouquet of sweet peas, Mabel Keefe; spray of sweet peas, Cousin Fred; basket of roses, Mr. and Mrs. Mulready; standing star on base, Brockton police department; spray of pinks, Margaret Fitzgerald; spray of white carnations, Mr. and Mrs. W. Noonan; spray of white carnations, Daniel McNamara; spray of pinks, Mr. nd Mrs. J. Horrigan; basket of white roses and sweet peas, Leslie Simmons; basket of white roses, Mr. and Mrs. Christiansen; spray of white roses, Miss Peck and Miss Moore; spray of sweet peas, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sullivan; spray of pinks, Mr. and Mrs. James O'Connell and Mr. and Mrs. Henebry; bouquet of sweet peas, Willie Burns; spray of white pinks, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Mansefield; spray of white pinks, Miss Annie Collins. 

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Sunday's Obituary: Patricia Hunt

Brockton Daily Enterprise
Wednesday, October 29, 1969
Page Thirty-Three

Patricia Hunt

   Patricia E. Hunt, 27, of 82 Hillberg Ave., daughter of Ralph L. and Lillian F. (Sylvester) Hunt, died Tuesday morning in the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, following a short illness.
   A resident of Brockton for 22 years, she formerly lived in Stoughton. She was a graduate of St. Patrick's School and Brockton High School.
   Surviving, besides her parents of Brockton, are a son, David M. Hunt; three sisters, Margaret Hunt, Mary T. Barry and Mrs. Nelson (Rita) Cripps, all of Brockton; two brothers, Ralph F. Hunt of Foxboro and Kerry A. of Brockton; also several nieces and nephews. 
   The funeral will be from the J. Frank Conley Funeral Home, 9 Chester Ave., Friday at 8 A.M., followed by a High Mass of Requiem in St. Margaret's Church at 9 A.M. Burial will be in South Easton Cemetery.

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Sunday's Obituary: Mrs. Susannah Hayward Dead at 56—Was an Invalid.

The Brockton Times
Saturday, July 17, 1909
Page Three

WAS CHURCH MEMBER

Mrs. Susannah Hayward Dead at 56
—Was an Invalid.
   Mrs. Susannah Hayward passed peacefully away at her home, 329 West Elm street, early today, aged 56 years. She was the widow of the late Edward G. Hayward, and a native of Prince Edward Island, coming to Brockton 40 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Hayward spent many years of their married life at the old Hayward homestead on Alger street. Mrs. Hayward joined the Central Methodist Episcopal church upon taking up her residence in this city, being active in the affairs of the church and a member of the Ladies' aid and Foreign Missionary societies. An invalid for more than three years, Mrs. Hayward bore her affliction with much fortitude, the last three months of her illness being kept to her room. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. W. J. Slack, Mrs. C. W. Copp, Miss Viola E. Hayward and Miss Elsie G. Hayward, and one son, Edward W. Hayward, all of Brockton.


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Sunday, 24 January 2016

Wedding Wednesday: Brother of City Clerk Takes New York Bride.

Brockton Daily Enterprise
Wednesday, March 17, 1920
Page 8

News of Marriage is Just Received 

Brother of City Clerk Takes New York Bride.

News has been received for the first time by Mr. and Mrs. John T. Sullivan, 71 East Ashland street, of the marriage of their son, William S. Sullivan, to Miss Evelyn Maynard of Fisher's Island, N. Y., Feb. 2 in New London, Conn. He is a brother of City Clerk J. Albert Sullivan.
He served in the world war as an aviation mechanic in the navy and has been employed of late by the Groton Iron Works. He is a member of the Hibernians and Jefferson Club of ward 6.
Although the bride has been a visitor in Brockton, the groom's parents were unaware of their intentions to be married.




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Sunday's Obituary: DIED IN CANADA OF "SLEEPING SICKNESS"

Brockton Daily Enterprise
Wednesday, March 17, 1920
Page 12

DIED IN CANADA OF "SLEEPING SICKNESS"

Husband of Former Brockton Woman Ill Three Weeks.
Melvin Cass, husband of Mrs. Addie Slack Cass, a former Brockton girl, died Tuesday in Beebe, province of Quebec, Canada, of "sleeping sickness,", with which he had been ill three weeks. The marriage of the couple took place last June at the home of Mrs. Cass' sister, Mrs. Banjamin Blanchard of Whitman. They had since made their home in Quebec. Mrs. Cass is a sister of Fred B. Slack of the Standard Supply Co. and Miss Annie Slack, also of this city.  

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Funeral Card Friday: Soldiers Attend Veteran's Funeral

Brockton Daily Enterprise
Wednesday, March 17, 1920
Page 8

Soldiers Attend Veteran's Funeral

George A. Friend Had Served Nation in Two Wars.
   With an honorary escort of soldiers, funeral services for George A. Friend, veteran of two wars, took place this afternoon at the funeral chapel of E. T. & N. W. Sampson, North Main street. Delegations from the fraternal societies including Massasoit Lodge, I. O. O. F., and Montello Lodge, K. of P., attended. Rev. Dr. Horace F. Holton, pastor of the Porter church, officiated.
   The honorary escort was detailed from the local recruiting office. Beautiful flowers testified to the esteem in which the ex-soldier was held. The Stars and Stripes were draped over the casket in memory of the service he gave his country. Interment was in Melrose cemetery.


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Wednesday's Child: Death of Infant Son

Brockton Daily Enterprise
Monday, March 15, 1920
Page 7
Death of Infant Son 
   Mr. and Mrs. William B. Ellis are mourning the death of their infant son, Earl Lincoln, who died this morning at the home, rear of 1141 Montello street, aged seven months. Besides his parents he leaves two sisters and a brother.
   The funeral will take place Tuesday afternoon.


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Madness Monday: NEGRO DIES OF 39 BULLET WOUNDS

Brockton Daily Enterprise
Friday, March 19, 1920
Page 20

NEGRO DIES OF
39 BULLETS
WOUNDS

Shot Two Policemen in
a Baltimore Fight. 

   Baltimore, March 19.—Two policemen were shot, and a negro, a victim of a "hospital superstition," that for several weeks had Baltimore's colored population carrying guns, probably will die from wounds following a gun fight here to-day.  
   The negro believed the policemen in civilian dress, were physicians. A shot started a pursuit and a running pistol fight. The fugitive barricaded himself in a cellar and held back the police and crowd for four hours, during which we received 39 bullet wounds. 


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Sunday's Obituary: Two Women Die Suddenly

The Brockton Times
Wednesday, March 13, 1895
Page 2

TWO WOMEN DIE SUDDENLY

They Were Mrs. E. L. Bonney, Well Known in Social Circles, and Mrs. Eliza Thayer. 

THE LATTER DROPPED DEAD.

She Was Sitting in a Chair in the Kitchen, Working on a Child's Dress.

THE CIRCUMSTANCES VERY SAD.

   The death of Annie W. Bonney, wife of E. L. Bonney, the box manufacturer, which is announced today, was quite sudden.
   Mrs. Bonney took to her bed last Sunday, suffering from pneumonia and she succumbed to its attack last night. Mrs. Bonney had been nursing her boy Arthur through his sufferings from this dread disease, and his recovery had become assured, when the devoted mother and nurse was herself stricken down.
   Mrs. Bonney had been a familiar figure at society events during the past winter, and was much loved for her many amiable qualities.
   The funeral takes place next Friday from the residence, 369 Crescent street. The interment will be at Plympton, Saturday.
   Mrs. Eliza Thayer dropped dead last night at her home.
Mrs. Thayer was sitting in a chair in the kitchen, working on one of her childrens' dresses, when her head dropped and she fell forward, dead.
   Medical Examiner Paine was called and pronounced her death to be due from heart disease. She was 44 years old and the wife of Isaac N. Thayer, a shoe repairer for many years. She leaves four children.
   The funeral will be held Friday morning and interment will be in Holbrook.


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Introduction to The Dead Were Once Someone Too

My name is David J. McRae. I'm a genealogist and have been doing genealogy since 2007. I'm the author of the now-retired genealogy blog McRae/Anderson Genealogy and my current blog Tales of A Mad Genealogist.

The Dead Were Once Someone Too was created as a way to help remember those who are no longer with us. Over the years, I've searched through dozens of newspapers for my articles and obituaries regarding my family. In doing so, I have come across many obituaries as well as other articles regarding people no longer with us. The newspapers I most frequent are The Brockton Times and Brockton Daily Enterprise. Neither paper is searchable online. In order to find the person, someone must know the name and date. In addition, someone must actually be looking for them. If the names and dates are not known and no one is even looking, many people who were once someone on this earth will go on to be forgotten.

The Dead Were Once Someone Too will feature obituaries, wedding announcements, and other articles printed in vintage papers. The articles posted on here will primarily be from The Brockton Times and Brockton Daily Enterprise although articles from other papers will be posted as well from time to time. In addition, photographs of headstones will also be posted. Posts will be made in correlation to the GeneaBloggers' weekly blogger prompts. 

To conclude this post, I want to thank you for taking the time to read this post as well as future posts and also encourage you to check out my genealogy blog, Tales of A Mad Genealogist.


Sincerely,

David J. McRae

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