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1 According to City of Lynn Marriage Record, Genevieve P. Madden was 26 years old, working as a clerk, and living with her family at 32 Porter St. in Lynn and Edward F. Sullivan was 27, working as an electrical tester and living at 6 Tremont St. in Lynn. They were married in Lynn by Rev. Michael F. Madden. Edward was born in Haverhill, MA, the son of John B. and Ellen R. Gouler Sullivan. Family: F12
 
2 From ancestry.com - Massachusetts, Marriage Index, 1901-1955 and 1966-1970 Family: F36
 
3 Marriage record lists Stephen is 25, an engineer and Hannah "Annie" is 19, a cook. Married by Arthur Teeling, Clergyman. Family: F7
 
4 Marriage records show John is 27, an engineer and Ellen is 21, a seamstress. Family: F19
 
5 Married by Father Michael Lynch. Witnesses were Lasily (sp?) Guilfaili and Ann Leary. Family: F07
 
6 Married by Father Michael Lynch. Witnesses were Lasily (sp?) Guilfaili and Ann Leary. Family: F2
 
7 Officiated by Rev. William Warland Family: F33
 
8 Theirs was the 16th marriage recorded in the marriage book at St. John's Church. Family: F07
 
9 Timothy and Mary were the 16th marriage recorded in the marriage book at St. John's Church. Family: F2
 
10 Son of Patrick and Ellen Costello John F. Costello
 
11 Mary Dailey was the second of five children born to Patrick Dailey and Julia Moran about 1842 in Ireland. Mary, her older brother Thomas F. (1841) and younger sister Catherine (1846) came to America in 1849 with their mother to join their father who had left Ireland the year before. According to information in her mother Julia’s obituary, Mary’s father had been “driven from the country on account of belonging to an Irish society and his property confiscated by the government.” This gives us a picture of Patrick’s patriotism at the time of the Irish potato famine, a reason for leaving his native city of Loughrea, County Galway.

Although we have no documentation of where in Ireland Mary was born, we are reasonably sure it was in County Galway. From information in her mother’s obituary, we know her father was from Loughrea, and that her parents were married in County Galway.

Mary’s parents appear in the 1850 U.S. Census living in Lynn, Massachusetts. There is some confusion with the information in the census as Mary is not listed, and the ages of her siblings are incorrect. This could be due to an error on the part of the census taker. The Dailey family is living with the Riley family, Charles (29), Ann (28), and their son Charles (2). Lynn city directories show they live on Pleasant St. Ct. which would be where Alley St. connects with Pleasant St. in Lynn today.

After Mary’s arrival in the United States at the age of about 7, two more siblings are born in Lynn, a brother Edward (1853) and a sister Sarah (1854). The 1860 U.S. Census shows the Dailey family living in the 5th Ward of Lynn, and city directory lists the family on Pleasant St. Ct. Mary is recorded as 15 years old in this census. Only the two youngest siblings are listed as attending school. Neither Mary, her brother Thomas (19) nor her sister Catherine (13) is shown as attending school within the year. In later years, legal documents reveal that Mary most likely did not learn to read or write as she signs her name with an “x.”

It is interesting to note that the name Dailey is spelled differently, even by members of the same family. In fact, the grave marker for Mary’s parents in St. Mary’s cemetery has both Daley and Dailey. etched on the stone. Mary’s name is recorded as Daily on her marriage record, and her husband Stephen spelled her name as Dailey on his Civil War Pension Papers. Her mother Julia’s name is spelled Daley on her will dated 1894. Yet, in Ireland, the most common spelling is Daly.

On August 20, 1865, Mary married Stephen F. Madden at St. Mary’s Church in Lynn. Although it is not known how they met, Stephen and his family lived in the same area of Lynn as Mary. Witnesses at their wedding were Patrick Dougherty and Julia Donahue. Their marriage took place three months after Stephen ended his service in the 62nd Massachusetts Infantry in the Civil War. Stephen mustered out of serving his second enlistment in the Civil War for one month from April 4 to May 5, 1865, his unit remaining in Readville, MA for the duration, waiting for orders which never came as the war was declared over. He first enlisted in December 1863 as a fireman in the U.S. Navy, serving for one year until his discharge as a 1st class fireman in November 1864.

During the years 1866 to 1885, Mary and Stephen had nine children, seven sons and two daughters, who were all born in Lynn, Massachusetts. They suffered the death of three of their sons: Timothy (1881) and Jerome William “Little Willie” (1882-1883) died from illness as babies, and James Edwin (1876-1894) died from an accidental gunshot while a spectator at a military exhibition at the Lynn Armory. City death records state they are buried in the Catholic Cemetery (St. Mary’s Cemetery), but their burial location is unknown, and cemetery records for that time period had been destroyed, most likely through fire. In 1895 Stephen purchased a family burial plot at St. Joseph’s cemetery, the other Catholic cemetery newly opened in Lynn. Two small ground plaques at St. Joseph’s memorialize the babies, Timothy and “Little Willie.” It is not known if the bodies were actually reinterred, and no further record of James’ burial has been found.

Mary and her siblings inherited land and property from her mother, Julia Daley, at the time of her death in 1898. Mary was willed “land situated in rear 56 Pleasant St. Ct. valued at $350.00. These records can be found at the Essex County Probate Court, Salem, Massachusetts – document #83092 Julia Daley). In 1895, Mary purchased land in Lynnfield, Massachusetts for $200 which is described as “16 acres, 1 road, and 30½ poles.” (Essex County Registry of Deeds, Salem, MA: Bk. 1442, page 337). Between 1895 and 1904, several other real estate transactions were made by Mary as recorded at the Essex County Registry of Deeds, and included property on Church St, Stickney St. and Columbia and Eastern Aves. Most of the transactions seemed to involve family members; perhaps Mary helped family purchase property of their own.

Upon her arrival in Lynn in 1849 at the age of about 7, Mary remained in the city until her death on March 17, 1908. Mary’s death record states her age is 65 years, 5 months, 16 days. That puts Mary’s birth on October 1, 1842. Her husband Stephen cared for her at home during her 4 days duration of pneumonia, during which time he also contacted pneumonia, was taken to the hospital, and died on March 20, less than 24 hours after the death of Mary. Stephen’s obituary notes that “on rare occasions, according to the attending physicians, have 2 cases of pneumonia, of such marked similarity been noted, and the progress of the disease, developed with startling rapidity, was practically identical to in the cases of Mr. Madden and his wife.” Mary was referred to as “one of West Lynn’s best known women.”

While Stephen was hospitalized, Mary’s funeral was held at their home on 107 Harbor Street on the morning of March 19, 1908. Her pall bearers included Patrick Dailey, Patrick Carey, William E. Lennon, Otis Lyons, and Lawrence Flannigan. There was some confusion with the burial location of Stephen and Mary, as they are not listed on the cemetery’s records, but it is stated in the city’s vital records that they are buried in St. Joseph’s. Further research found a record at the G. A. R. Hall in Lynn of Stephen’s burial which also indicated he is buried at St. Joseph’s. At the time of cemetery lot purchase, there was no grave stone, but rather, a stone step etched with the family name Madden, leading to the plot. When renovations to the cemetery happened (1960’s), the step was saved and replaced at the foot of the plot where it remains today.

Mary’s death record lists her mother’s maiden name as Julia McCormack which caused some confusion in connecting Mary with Julia Daley. (Julia’s maiden name is Moran). However, information in Julia’s Last Will and Testament at the Probate Court in Salem answered the question.

Further research found that all of Mary’s siblings married: Thomas married Ellen T. (surname unknown), Catherine “Kate” married Robert Dillon Hunt, Sarah married Charles Hurley, and Edward married Mary (surname unknown, possibly Arnold; 1819 census, Woonsocket RI lists Mary and her children living with her mother, Mary Arnold). The location of Edward is unknown.

Additional research should be done on Patrick Dougherty, a witness to their marriage. Stephen’s mother’s maiden name was Mary Ellen Doherty (note the difference in the spelling). Perhaps there is a family connection.


submitted by: Kathie Madden Gerecke
Lynn, Massachusetts -- March 28, 2010
 
Mary Ann DALEY
 
12 Patrick Dailey was born about 1817 in Loughrea, County Galway, Ireland, the son of Martin and Mary Daly. Patrick marries Julia Moran in County Galway where their first three children are born: Thomas (about 1840), Mary A. (about 1845), and Catherine (March 1846–per US Census taken in 1900).

Much of what we know about Patrick comes from Julia’s obituary. We learn that he came to the United States in 1848, having been “driven from the country on account of belonging to an Irish society, and his property confiscated by the government.” Julia joins him in America in 1849, and they settle in Lynn, Massachusetts.

Patrick and Julia then have two more children, a son Edward (1853) and a daughter Sarah (1854). Patrick first appears in Lynn in the US Census conducted on September 16, 1850, although he may have arrived in Lynn as early as 1848.

In the United States, Patrick works as a laborer and lives on Pleasant Street Court in the 5th Ward of Lynn until his death on January 8, 1883. Patrick and Julia’s son Thomas owns a business which is also located on Pleasant Street Court. The family owns at least four properties on the street which include rental and business property.

The 1860 U.S. Census shows all of Patrick and Julia’s children living at home, and their oldest son Thomas, now 19, works as a cordwainer. Their real estate is valued at $1,000 and their personal estate at $200 which is high in comparison to other families in the neighborhood. It is interesting to note that there are two families listed on the same Census page by the name of Moran, Julia’s maiden name. Further research on John Moran and Myles Moran could lead to a connection with Julia, perhaps her brothers.

By 1870, only their two younger children, Edward and Sarah, are living at home. The three oldest children are all married by this time, and living in Lynn. Their son Thomas is married to Ellen McDonald, their daughter Mary A. is married to Stephen F. Madden, and their daughter Catherine is married to Robert Dillon Hunt. By this year, Patrick and Julia have 5 grandchildren, all born in Lynn.

Ten years later, Patrick and Julia are the only two living at home which is listed as 20 Pleasant Street Court in the 1880 U.S. Census. Patrick continues to work as a laborer, and both Julia and Patrick are reported as being 60 years old, although this seems to be a discrepancy compared with previous census reports. All five of their children by this time have married. Their daughter Catherine and son-in-law Robert live next door to them at 22 Pleasant St. Ct.

On January 8, 1883, Patrick dies of pneumonia at the age of 66. There is only a death notice in the newspaper; no obituary has been found. He is buried in Division 3 of St. Mary’s Cemetery on Lynnfield St. in Lynn. The gravestone indicates that there are several Daileys buried there including his wife Julia who erected the large gravestone in 1883 in memory of Patrick. The family name is spelled both Dailey and Daley on the stone.


Compiled by Kathie Madden Gerecke
Lynn, Massachusetts
September 4, 2009
 
Patrick DALEY
 
13 Pilgrims Rest North section Sidney F. Day
 
14 Pilgrims Rest North section Sidney F. Day
 
15 Pall Bearers were her nephews Paul and Bob Madden; and family friends of her daughter, Bill Fraher and Richard Cowdell. Irene Patricia DOWLING
 
16 All we know of Julia is that her name is given as Timothy's mother in Timothy's Death Record. I have made considerable effort to find our whether this Julia ever migrated.

To be continued! 
JULIA
 
17 Jerome passses away at age 16 from Congestion of the brain Jerome LOVELY
 
18 Peter was the First ancestor in the United states Peter LOVELY
 
19 Abigail was born in Bangor, Maine in June 1841 (recorded as 1841 in 1850 US census and 1855 MA census, and as 1848 in 1900 US census). Records at the NH State Archives record her age at death as 80 years months, and 12 days which indicates her birth year to be 1843. However, baptismal records state she was 5 weeks old when christened on July 15, 1841. She moved with her parents to Boston, MA sometime in the early 1850’s and is listed as living with them in the 1860 US Census and the 1855 & 1865 Massachusetts Census. Her occupation recorded in the 1865 census was a “domestic.” She has been identified as Abba, Abby and Abbie in the Census reports and was Miss Abbie in her obituary.

No record has yet been found for Abigail after 1865 until she appeared in the 1900 US Census for Portsmouth NH. She was living & working as a “servant” in the home of Mary E. Prescott at 11 Middle St. She had not married. Mary, 45 yrs. old, was an unmarried school teacher.

Abigail again appeared in the 1910 & 1920 US Census. She was still in Portsmouth, NH but she was now living with her 2 nieces, Julia and Mary Conlon. They owned their home at 50 Mt Vernon St. There is also an entry for her in the 1920 Portsmouth City Directory where her occupation was given as housekeeper.

The last records of Abigail were her Obituary and Obsequy both published in the Portsmouth Herald (1/23/1922 & 1/25/1922). Abigail’s date of death was January 22, 1922. Her funeral was held at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Portsmouth. She is buried in the family lot in Calvary Cemetery, Portsmouth NH next to her sister Julia and brother-in-law Michael Conlon and her nieces and nephews.

According to her obituary Abigail had been living in Portsmouth for 53 yrs indicating she had lived there since about 1869. Further research in census records and the city directories could lead to information about her for the years between 1869 and 1900. According to Abigail’s obituary, there was only one sibling still alive, her brother James of Beachmont(Revere), MA.

Kathie Madden Gerecke(Lynn, MA)
Mary Obert (Davenport,IO)
2009 
Abigail A. MADDEN
 
20 Abigail was born in Bangor, Maine in June 1841(recorded as 1841 in 1850 US census and 1855 MA census, and as 1848 in 1900 US census). Records at the NH State Archives record her age at death as 80 years months, and 12 days which indicates her birth year to be 1843. Howver, baptismal records state she was 5 weeks old when christened on July 15, 1841. She moved with her parents to Boston, MA sometime in the early 1850’s and is listed as living with them in the 1860 US Census and the 1855 & 1865 Massachusetts Census. Her occupation recorded in the 1865 census was a “domestic.” She has been identified as Abba, Abby and Abbie in the Census reports and was Miss Abbie in her obituary.

No record has yet been found for Abigail after 1865 until she appeared in the 1900 US Census for Portsmouth NH. She was living & working as a “servant” in the home of Mary E. Prescott at 11 Middle St. She had not married. Mary, 45 yrs. old, was an unmarried school teacher.

Abigail again appeared in the 1910 & 1920 US Census. She was still in Portsmouth, NH but she was now living with her 2 nieces, Julia and Mary Conlon. They owned their home at 50 Mt Vernon St. There is also an entry for her in the 1920 Portsmouth City Directory where her occupation was given as housekeeper.

The last records of Abigail were her Obituary and Obsequy both published in the Portsmouth Herald (1/23/1922 & 1/25/1922). Abigail’s date of death was January 22, 1922. Her funeral was held at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Portsmouth. She is buried in the family lot in Calvary Cemetery, Portsmouth NH next to her sister Julia and brother-in-law Michael Conlon and her nieces and nephews.

According to her obituary Abigail had been living in Portsmouth for 53 yrs indicating she had lived there since about 1869. Further research in census records and the city directories could lead to information about her for the years between 1869 and 1900. According to Abigail’s obituary, there was only one sibling still alive, her brother James of Beachmont(Revere), MA.

Kathie Madden Gerecke(Lynn, MA)
Mary Obert (Davenport,IO)
July,2010
 
Abigail A. MADDEN
 
21 Christening sponsors: Patrick Brady and Anne Gill. Abigail was 5 weeks old when baptised. (Vol. 1, p. 41) Abigail A. MADDEN
 
22 Christening sponsors: Patrick Brady and Anne Gill. Abigail was 5 weeks old when baptised. (Vol. 1, p. 41)
 
Abigail A. MADDEN
 
23 Listed as Annie A. in Lynn Vital Records. Annie Josephine MADDEN
 
24 Catherine F. Madden McQuaid
Daughter of Timothy Madden and Mary (Doherty) Madden


Catherine was born August 11, 1855 in Boston MA. Her family lived at 120 Everett St. in Boston, MA at the time of her birth. She was listed in the 1860 US census and the 1865 MA census as living with her family. Her name on the birth record was spelled Catharine but appeared Catherine on her marriage record and death certificate.

No record has been found for Catherine between 1865 and 1875. On Feb 3rd, 1875 she married Thomas E. McQuaid in Lynn, MA. Her residence at the time of the marriage was Lynn. It is not known what church they were married in but Patrick Strain presided at the ceremony. Thomas worked in the shoe industry.

Catherine and her family appear in the 1880 US Census. They were living on Hudson St. in Lynn and they had 3 children, Elizabeth J. born about 1855, Annie G. born April 27, 1878 and Edward F. born April 16, 1880. Her 4th child, Catherine Agnes, was born on Sept. 5th, 1882. The couple never appeared to have owned a home. Each record found, including census records, showed a different residence.

Catherine died on June 15, 1883 at the age of 27. The cause of death was consumption. Her residence at the time of death was 2 Campbell St. Lynn, MA. According to her death certificate she was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery but in searching for her husband's grave it was discovered that she was actually buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery in a plot purchased by her husband (Section 2, Range 3, Lot 1). There is no marker on this grave. Only a brief death notice was found in the paper. It read: “McQUAID – In Lynn, June 15, Catherine, wife of Thomas McQuaid, 27 yrs.” All 4 of Catherine’s children survived and had families of their own.

I assume that Catherine lived with her father and siblings until her father’s death in 1868. Two of her older brothers had settled in Lynn with their families before the 1870 census. Catherine does not show up as living with either family, but further research using Lynn & Boston City Directories and other city records could lead to information as to where she was and what she was doing before her marriage.

Sources other than census records:
1. Massachusetts Vital Records, Massachusetts Archives, Boston, MA
2. Lynn Vital Records, Lynn City Hall, Lynn, MA
3. Daily Evening Item, Lynn, MA, Thursday, June 21, 1883

Mary Obert
Descendant of Catherine and Thomas
Davenport, Iowa (2008)
 
Catherine F. MADDEN
 
25 Family residing at 3 Boyce St. Eleanor Claire MADDEN
 
26 Christening sponsors: Joat Lyman and Abigail Dougherty (Vol.1, pg. 16) Ellen MADDEN
 
27 Ellen B. Madden (1837-1864)

Ellen is Timothy and Mary’s oldest child, but little is known about her. According to St John's Parish Records, she was born in Bangor, Maine, on June 23,1837 and died in Boston, Massachusetts, in November of 1864. She was only 27.

From the 1850 US Census (Bangor) and the 1860 Census (Boston),it is clear she lived with her parents in Bangor, Maine, from birth until about 1853 and then moved with her family to Boston (see the 1853 Boston City Directory.

The 1855 Massachusetts State Census provides occupation information for anyone over 15 years, but no information is given for Ellen which may indicate that she was at home helping her mother care for her eight younger brothers and sisters.

Ellen appears in the 1860 City Directory, living with her sister Julia at 61 Albany Street. They are 22 and 20 respectively (per 1860 Census). Timothy lists his own address as 2 Union Court, East Boston. Neither woman appears in the 1861 Directory, possibly because of the illness and death of their mother in that year.

The 1860 U.S. Federal Census shows Ellen is 22 years old and works as a tailoress, and lives with her parents. Ellen was about 24 years old when her mother died in 1861. Ellen died a three years later in November 1864 from typhoid fever, and she is the only child buried with her parents in Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline, MA. Interment date was November 12, 1864. There is no family grave marker on the lot which is located in “J Walk West” section near the Heath St. entrance to the cemetery.


Further Research Needed: None planned.


Dan Madden (Madison, WI)
Kathie Gerecke (Lynn, MA)
July, 2010
 
Ellen MADDEN
 
28 Christening sponsors: Joat Lyman & Abigail Dougherty Ellen B. MADDEN
 
29 Ellen B. Madden (1837-1864)

Ellen is Timothy and Mary’s oldest child, but little is known about her. According to St John's Parish Records, she was born in Bangor, Maine, on June 23,1837 and died in Boston, Massachusetts, in November of 1864. She was only 27.

From the 1850 US Census (Bangor) and the 1860 Census (Boston),it is clear she lived with her parents in Bangor, Maine, from birth until about 1853 and then moved with her family to Boston (see the 1853 Boston City Directory.

The 1855 Massachusetts State Census provides occupation information for anyone over 15 years, but no information is given for Ellen which may indicate that she was at home helping her mother care for her eight younger brothers and sisters.

Ellen appears in the 1860 City Directory, living with her sister Julia at 61 Albany Street. They are 22 and 20 respectively (per 1860 Census). Timothy lists his own address as 2 Union Court, East Boston. Neither woman appears in the 1861 Directory, possibly because of the illness and death of their mother in that year.

The 1860 U.S. Federal Census shows Ellen is 22 years old and works as a tailoress, and lives with her parents. Ellen was about 24 years old when her mother died in 1861. Ellen died a three years later in November 1864 from typhoid fever, and she is the only child buried with her parents in Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline, MA. Interment date was November 12, 1864. There is no family grave marker on the lot which is located in “J Walk West” section near the Heath St. entrance to the cemetery.


Further Research Needed: None planned.


Dan Madden (Madison, WI)
Kathie Gerecke (Lynn, MA)
August, 2010
 
Ellen B. MADDEN
 
30 Francis Marie Madden is the first child born to Joseph and Sarah (White) Madden, on May 8, 1915. She resides her entire life in Lynn, Massachusetts, and lives at home with her parents, caring for them until their deaths in 1953 and 1963. In 1932, her parents rent a 2-bedroom apartment in a 6-family tenement house at 47 Shepard Street, off South Common in the Brickyard neighborhood of Lynn. Fran lives here until the 1970s. She is a graduate of St. Mary’s Girls High School, Lynn, class of 1933.

Around 1939, Fran gets a job as a clerk/bookkeeper at the Empire Fashion Shop, a popular clothing store for men and women, on Union Street in Lynn, and works there for about 10 years. Fran, who is always fashionable, enjoys working at Empire, but feels she can make more money with better job security in Boston. Around 1949 she gets a job as a bookkeeper at U. S. Trust Company, a large bank in downtown Boston. Fran never gets her driver’s license, and depends on the bus to get to her job in Boston. Her youngest brother, Jack, recalls that the transition of an easy walk to Empire Fashion versus taking the bus into Boston was difficult for her. But Fran stays with U S Trust for over 30 years, retiring in about 1982.

Fran enjoys socializing, dancing, and going to parties. It is at a time when most people in the United States smoked, and so it was with Fran. Long after giving up smoking due a better understanding of its health risks, she told me how she smoked all the time, giving it up only during Lent, and then right back at it on Easter Sunday. She chuckled to know she could give up this habit for forty days, but couldn’t wait to have a cigarette celebration on Easter Sunday.

Although Fran never marries, she does have a couple of serious beaus; one even proposes to her. From listening to her stories, Fran is the one who decides not to marry, never giving a reason to me when asked; just a smile and a shake of her head. Fran also enjoys traveling while she is a young woman. Among her trips, she visits France, Ireland, and Puerto Rico when her brother Bill worked there.

Fran was an avid walker and would think nothing of walking all around the city, downtown, the beach, and into Swampscott. She would walk to Lynn Beach, carrying her beach bag and chair to enjoy a day of sun. I remember the first summer after her retirement, she broke her arm while walking back home from the beach, sadly ending her excursions to the beach that very first year of retirement. At this time she is renting a third floor apartment on Brightwood Terrace, a small court with four 6-family tenements, across from the modern courthouse. It is not the best of neighborhoods, even back in this time, but she says the daily third-floor walk up to her apartment continues to keep her in shape. Fran lives here until the early 1980s when she is one of the first residents to move into the newly built apartment complex, St. Mary’s Plaza, on Pleasant Street, adjacent to St. Mary’s school and church. Her one-bedroom apartment is on the sixth floor, but the building has the convenience of an elevator.

Fran remains active, although stays fairly close to home after her retirement, no longer taking trips abroad. She often comments on how much she enjoys watching and listening to the St. Mary’s high school students’ excitement as they boarded buses after school to go off to an away football game. She could tell the result of the game upon their arrival back at the school grounds, always hoping to hear the blaring horns of the school bus and the yells of victory from the students. She has an east-facing apartment which lets in the ocean air and a tiny view of the ocean over the buildings on the other end of Pleasant Street. She loves the activity of the city, being on the city’s Santa Parade route, and close to shopping. Her Christmas decorations are interesting, having saved many of them from earlier years. Her apartment is very small; she feels that she cannot put up even a small tree. She insists she has space only for a ceramic tree. The traditional electric plastic candles in her windows consist of a different colored bulb in each of the six lights. Her family tries to convince her to stay with one color, but she likes to see the “colorful” display.

At the age of 80, Fran’s life begins to slow down. She begins to have trouble with her vision and is no longer walking any distances. At this time, she goes outside less frequently as she is nervous about not seeing well and possibly falling down. Her niece Kathie, her brother Jack, and her neighbors offer to do all her shopping for her. She is a creature of habit, and eats a simple diet. She keeps the radio on WBZ all day, switching to the TV only in the evening or for a breaking news story. Her cash is stored in the butter compartment of the refrigerator. She lives a frugal life, but is generous to charities and to St. Mary’s Parish where she feels a life-long connection.

Fran is declared legally blind in 2001. She receives a lot of support from her family and her wonderful neighbors at St. Mary’s Plaza, especially Sophie and Hilda, and is able to stay there for over 20 years living independently. Throughout her years, she enjoys getting pictures, cards, and letters from her many nieces and nephews. She remains mentally astute, keeping up with local and national information. In 2006, Fran gets pneumonia, spends a week at Union Hospital, and is then taken to Life Care Rehab where she dies on March 20, 2006. She lived to be 90 years old, having the distinction of being the oldest Madden relative.


Kathie Madden Gerecke (Fran’s niece)
October 24, 2009 – Lynn, MA
 
Frances Marie MADDEN
 
31 Francis Marie Madden is the first child born to Joseph and Sarah (White) Madden, on May 8, 1915. She resides her entire life in Lynn, Massachusetts, and lives at home with her parents, caring for them until their deaths in 1953 and 1963. In 1932, her parents rent a 2-bedroom apartment in a 6-family tenement house at 47 Shepard Street, off South Common in the Brickyard neighborhood of Lynn. Fran lives here until the 1970s. She is a graduate of St. Mary’s Girls High School, Lynn, class of 1933.

Around 1939, Fran gets a job as a clerk/bookkeeper at the Empire Fashion Shop, a popular clothing store for men and women, on Union Street in Lynn, and works there for about 10 years. Fran, who is always fashionable, enjoys working at Empire, but feels she can make more money with better job security in Boston. Around 1949 she gets a job as a bookkeeper at U. S. Trust Company, a large bank in downtown Boston. Fran never gets her driver’s license, and depends on the bus to get to her job in Boston. Her youngest brother, Jack, recalls that the transition of an easy walk to Empire Fashion versus taking the bus into Boston was difficult for her. But Fran stays with U S Trust for over 30 years, retiring in about 1982.

Fran enjoys socializing, dancing, and going to parties. It is at a time when most people in the United States smoked, and so it was with Fran. Long after giving up smoking due a better understanding of its health risks, she told me how she smoked all the time, giving it up only during Lent, and then right back at it on Easter Sunday. She chuckled to know she could give up this habit for forty days, but couldn’t wait to have a cigarette celebration on Easter Sunday.

Although Fran never marries, she does have a couple of serious beaus; one even proposes to her. From listening to her stories, Fran is the one who decides not to marry, never giving a reason to me when asked; just a smile and a shake of her head. Fran also enjoys traveling while she is a young woman. Among her trips, she visits France, Ireland, and Puerto Rico when her brother Bill worked there.

Fran was an avid walker and would think nothing of walking all around the city, downtown, the beach, and into Swampscott. She would walk to Lynn Beach, carrying her beach bag and chair to enjoy a day of sun. I remember the first summer after her retirement, she broke her arm while walking back home from the beach, sadly ending her excursions to the beach that very first year of retirement. At this time she is renting a third floor apartment on Brightwood Terrace, a small court with four 6-family tenements, across from the modern courthouse. It is not the best of neighborhoods, even back in this time, but she says the daily third-floor walk up to her apartment continues to keep her in shape. Fran lives here until the early 1980s when she is one of the first residents to move into the newly built apartment complex, St. Mary’s Plaza, on Pleasant Street, adjacent to St. Mary’s school and church. Her one-bedroom apartment is on the sixth floor, but the building has the convenience of an elevator.

Fran remains active, although stays fairly close to home after her retirement, no longer taking trips abroad. She often comments on how much she enjoys watching and listening to the St. Mary’s high school students’ excitement as they boarded buses after school to go off to an away football game. She could tell the result of the game upon their arrival back at the school grounds, always hoping to hear the blaring horns of the school bus and the yells of victory from the students. She has an east-facing apartment which lets in the ocean air and a tiny view of the ocean over the buildings on the other end of Pleasant Street. She loves the activity of the city, being on the city’s Santa Parade route, and close to shopping. Her Christmas decorations are interesting, having saved many of them from earlier years. Her apartment is very small; she feels that she cannot put up even a small tree. She insists she has space only for a ceramic tree. The traditional electric plastic candles in her windows consist of a different colored bulb in each of the six lights. Her family tries to convince her to stay with one color, but she likes to see the “colorful” display.

At the age of 80, Fran’s life begins to slow down. She begins to have trouble with her vision and is no longer walking any distances. At this time, she goes outside less frequently as she is nervous about not seeing well and possibly falling down. Her niece Kathie, her brother Jack, and her neighbors offer to do all her shopping for her. She is a creature of habit, and eats a simple diet. She keeps the radio on WBZ all day, switching to the TV only in the evening or for a breaking news story. Her cash is stored in the butter compartment of the refrigerator. She lives a frugal life, but is generous to charities and to St. Mary’s Parish where she feels a life-long connection.

Fran is declared legally blind in 2001. She receives a lot of support from her family and her wonderful neighbors at St. Mary’s Plaza, especially Sophie and Hilda, and is able to stay there for over 20 years living independently. Throughout her years, she enjoys getting pictures, cards, and letters from her many nieces and nephews. She remains mentally astute, keeping up with local and national information. In 2006, Fran gets pneumonia, spends a week at Union Hospital, and is then taken to Life Care Rehab where she dies on March 20, 2006. She lived to be 90 years old, having the distinction of being the oldest Madden relative.


Kathie Madden Gerecke (Fran’s niece)
October 24, 2009 – Lynn, MA

 
Frances Marie MADDEN
 
32 Christening sponsors: John Burns and Sarah Greams Hugh T. MADDEN
 
33 Christening sponsors: John Burns and Sarah Greams (Vol 1, pg 90) Hugh T. MADDEN
 
34 Hugh T. Madden was born in Bangor, Maine in 1845. His parents, Timothy and Mary, were both born in Ireland. He is the 5th child of Timothy and Mary, having 3 older sisters (Ellen, Julia and Abigail) and an older brother, Stephen Francis Madden, along with 6 younger siblings- two brothers and four sisters.

Information in Hugh’s obituary tells us that he “enlisted in the Navy at the outbreak of the Civil War and served under Farragut through many memorable sea battles including that of the Mississippi.” Hugh was a member of the Bangor Post G.A.R., commodore of the National Association of Naval Veterans, and the Bangor Council K of C. He also worked for many years as a supervisor in the boiler construction department at the Bath Iron Works in Maine (Daily Evening Item, Lynn, MA 30 Oct 1916), which explains why Hugh is listed as owning a house in Lynn, Massachusetts and living in Bath, Maine as a boarder in the 1900 and 1910 Census.

Hugh married Sarah Jane McElroy around 1869 as the 1900 Census states the couple had been married for 30 years. They have their first child, a daughter, Mary, in 1870 where they are living in Rhode Island.

1860 Census shows Hugh (15 years old) living with his parents in East Boston (2nd Ward, City of Boston, Suffolk County) and 10 siblings aged 2 to 20 years.

1870 Census shows Hugh living in Providence, Rhode Island, Voting District 3. He is married to Sarah Jane (McElroy) who is listed as 17 years old. They have a daughter, Mary, who is one month old, born in May 1870. Hugh’s occupation is listed as a boilermaker and his personal estate is valued at $400. Also living with the couple is Sarah’s sister Kate McElroy, working as a nurse.

1880 Census shows Hugh and Sarah living in East Boston, Massachusetts. They now have 5 children: Mary (10), Catherine (8), James (6), Matthew (3), Elizabeth (9 months). Hugh’s occupation is listed as a boilermaker and he is living next door to his brother James W. Madden and his wife Margaret.

Hugh T. first appears in the Lynn, Massachusetts City Directory in 1891, his occupation is listed as a boilermaker, living at 3 Boyce Ct. and in 1892 shows him living at 309 Summer St.

Hugh is not included in the 1900 Census which lists his wife Sarah as Head of House, living at 32 Porter Street. He is listed as a lodger in Bath, Maine (Middle Street). The house on Porter Street is owned outright, with no mortgage. Six of their children are listed as living at home, although there seems to be some discrepancy in names and ages: Katherine* (35), James F. *(32), E. Madeline (18), E. Joseph (11), Jennie(Genevieve) (12), and Helena (Eleanor) (10).

Children not listed as living with them are: Mary (30), Elizabeth (21). An “E” initial appears before Madeline and James’ names; the 1900 Census is the only time this initial is used.

*Katherine is listed as 35 years old, but would be 28 years old in 1900. *James is listed as 32 years old, but would be 26 as the 1880 Census shows him as 6 years old. His birth is listed as 1874, but Vital Records show he was 70 years, 7 months, and 6 days old when he died in 1948, which puts his year of birth 1877-1878.

1910 Census lists Hugh as living in both Lynn, Massachusetts (32 Porter St.) and Bath, Maine (48 Lincoln St.) working as a boilermaker and a lodger with Charles and Julia Webber and their son Howard (19). Sarah and Hugh are listed as living at 32 Porter St. in Lynn. Three of their daughters are living with them: Madeline (27), Genevieve (23), and Eleanor (18) at this time.

The 1910 Census shows Hugh and Sarah have been married for 38 years. Sarah is recorded as having 11 children with 7 living. Lynn, MA Death Records show their son Matthew died in 1893.

Hugh and Sarah continue to live at 32 Porter Street in Lynn until their deaths in 1916 (Hugh) and 1918 (Sarah). The 1920 Census shows Madeline as Head of House, owning the property with a mortgage. Lynn City Directories show their daughters Madeline and Eleanor live in the house until 1923.

-Kathie Madden Gerecke
August 2008 
Hugh T. MADDEN
 
35 Hugh T. Madden was born in Bangor, Maine in April, 1845. His parents, Timothy and Mary, were both born in Ireland. He is the 5th child of Timothy and Mary, having 3 older sisters (Ellen, Julia and Abigail) and an older brother, Stephen Francis Madden, along with 6 younger siblings- two brothers and four sisters.

Information in Hugh’s obituary tells us that he “enlisted in the Navy at the outbreak of the Civil War and served under Farragut through many memorable sea battles including that of the Mississippi.” Hugh was a member of the Bangor Post G.A.R., commodore of the National Association of Naval Veterans, and the Bangor Council K of C. He also worked for many years as a supervisor in the boiler construction department at the Bath Iron Works in Maine (Daily Evening Item, Lynn, MA 30 Oct 1916), which explains why Hugh is listed as owning a house in Lynn, Massachusetts and living in Bath, Maine as a boarder in the 1900 and 1910 Census.

Hugh married Sarah Jane McElroy around 1869 as the 1900 Census states the couple had been married for 30 years. They have their first child, a daughter, Mary, in 1870 where they are living in Rhode Island.

1860 Census shows Hugh (15 years old) living with his parents in East Boston (2nd Ward, City of Boston, Suffolk County) and 10 siblings aged 2 to 20 years.

1870 Census shows Hugh living in Providence, Rhode Island, Voting District 3. He is married to Sarah Jane (McElroy) who is listed as 17 years old. They have a daughter, Mary, who is one month old, born in May 1870. Hugh’s occupation is listed as a boilermaker and his personal estate is valued at $400. Also living with the couple is Sarah’s sister Kate McElroy, working as a nurse.

1880 Census shows Hugh and Sarah living in East Boston, Massachusetts. They now have 5 children: Mary (10), Catherine (8), James (6), Matthew (3), Elizabeth (9 months). Hugh’s occupation is listed as a boilermaker and he is living next door to his brother James W. Madden and his wife Margaret.

Hugh T. first appears in the Lynn, Massachusetts City Directory in 1891, his occupation is listed as a boilermaker, living at 3 Boyce Ct. and in 1892 shows him living at 309 Summer St.

Hugh is not included in the 1900 Census which lists his wife Sarah as Head of House, living at 32 Porter Street. He is listed as a lodger in Bath, Maine (Middle Street). The house on Porter Street is owned outright, with no mortgage. Six of their children are listed as living at home, although there seems to be some discrepancy in names and ages: Katherine* (35), James F. *(32), E. Madeline (18), E. Joseph (11), Jennie(Genevieve) (12), and Helena (Eleanor) (10).

Children not listed as living with them are: Mary (30), Elizabeth (21). An “E” initial appears before Madeline and James’ names; the 1900 Census is the only time this initial is used.

*Katherine is listed as 35 years old, but would be 28 years old in 1900. *James is listed as 32 years old, but would be 26 as the 1880 Census shows him as 6 years old. His birth is listed as 1874, but Vital Records show he was 70 years, 7 months, and 6 days old when he died in 1948, which puts his year of birth 1877-1878.

1910 Census lists Hugh as living in both Lynn, Massachusetts (32 Porter St.) and Bath, Maine (48 Lincoln St.) working as a boilermaker and a lodger with Charles and Julia Webber and their son Howard (19). Sarah and Hugh are listed as living at 32 Porter St. in Lynn. Three of their daughters are living with them: Madeline (27), Genevieve (23), and Eleanor (18) at this time.

The 1910 Census shows Hugh and Sarah have been married for 38 years. Sarah is recorded as having 11 children with 7 living. Lynn, MA Death Records show their son Matthew died in 1893.

Hugh and Sarah continue to live at 32 Porter Street in Lynn until their deaths in 1916 (Hugh) and 1918 (Sarah). The 1920 Census shows Madeline as Head of House, owning the property with a mortgage. Lynn City Directories show their daughters Madeline and Eleanor live in the house until 1923.

-Kathie Madden Gerecke
August 2008 
Hugh T. MADDEN
 
36 Hugh Thomas Madden was born in Lynn, Masachusetts on December 29, 1878 to Mary A. Dailey and Stephen Francis Madden.

Hugh's World War I Draft Record dated September 12,1918 shows that he is 39 years old, of medium height and build, has dark brown hair and hazel eyes. Neither of his parents is alive at this time, both passing away 10 years earlier in 1908, and Hugh lists his niece, Eleanor Costello, as the contact person on his military registration card. Eleanor is the daughter of Hugh's sister Abby Madden Costello, and lives at 39 Lily Street in Lynn. In 1918, Hugh is employed as a farmer for Fred A. Childs on Elm Street in North Reading, Massachusetts. The 1920 U.S. Census lists him living as a border with the Childs family at 226 Elm Street in North Reading. By this time, Hugh is employed as a machinist at a pumping station.

Hugh is 51 years old when the 1930 U.S. Census is conducted. His occupation is listed as an engineer. He is married to Carrie who is 32 years old and employed as a stitcher at a shoe factory. The couple has 2 children, Eleanor (8) and Earl (7). Hugh owns his own home at 405 Park Street in North Reading which is valued at $2500.

His WW II Draft Registration card (1942) shows Hugh is 63 years old and living on Park Street in North Reading. He lists his wife Carrie as his contact person and the city of Lynn as his employer where he works at the Ipswich River Pumping Station in Lynnfield, Massachusetts.

Additional research: (1) search North Reading Vitals for other children born to Hugh and Carrie and Hugh's death record, (2) Check local obituaries for additional family information.
 
Hugh Thomas MADDEN
 
37 St. Joseph Cemetery (Lynn, MA) records list date of birth as 27 Nov 1882. Jerome William MADDEN
 
38 Christening sponsors: James Dougherty and Elizabeth Gill (Vol 1, pg 120) John MADDEN
 
39 Christening sponsors: James Dougherty and Elizabeth Gill (Vol. pg. 120) John MADDEN
 
40 Occupation: stationary engineer John Henry MADDEN
 
41 Pall Bearers were four of his grandsons: Ryan, Doug, Ben and Kyle Madden; his nephew James Gangi; and Bob McAvoy. John Stephen MADDEN
 
42 Joseph Patrick Madden was a postal carrier who lived his entire life in Lynn, Massachusetts. He was born on January 15, 1885 (per Draft records) and died on April 5, 1963 at the age of 78 (per St. Joseph's Cemetery record and the John Madden family bible). The 1900 census locates him, at age 15, living with his parents, Stephen F. and Mary, at 107 Harbor Street in Lynn where his parents had been living for 10 years; they now report having borne 9 children, with only 6 surviving: 2 sons died as babies and another son died from an accidental gun shot in 1894 when Joe was 9 years old. Joe is their youngest child, graduating from Lynn English High School in 1904.

In 1910, Joe is no longer living with his parents, but with his first wife, Jennie M., and with her Mom, Bridget Cloutier (age 50). At this time, he is a draftsman at General Electric Co. in Lynn where he became a foreman. Jennie works in a shoe factory and Bridget in a steam laundry. Jennie, age 26. is a year older than Joe. Lynn's Registry of Deaths reports that Jennie M.(Clutchey) Madden died on June 1, 1913 aged 29 years, 6 mos., 21 days from tuberculosis while staying at the family camp in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. Joe and Jennie lived at 210A Chatham Street in Lynn at this time. Jennie is buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Lynn, MA. Jennie's parents are listed as Paul (born in Montreal) and Bridget Clarke (born in St. Johns, N.B.).

Joe remarried about 1914; his 1918 draft registration shows him living with his second wife, Sarah Maude White. He began working at the Post Office in Lynn around 1913-1914 as a postal carrier and lived at 45 Tudor Street. His son, Jack, recalls that Joe left GE making $28 a week for a job with the Post Office making half the pay. The war was ending and Joe was afraid he would be laid off from his job at GE; the job at the Post Office was permanent and carried more job security. Joseph was making $55 a week when he retired from the Post Office in 1953. Joe was president of the Lynn Postal Credit Union, but it is unknown how long he held this position. Joseph played on G. E.'s baseball team and was a pitcher.

The 1920 Census finds Joe and Sarah at 12 Clarendon Street in the second ward. They are living with their 4 year old daughter, Frances, and a 4 month old son, James. Sarah's maiden name was White (LeBlanc). She and her parents were all born in French Canada. They immigrated from Shediac, New Brunswick (source: Frances Madden) in 1884. Sara naturalized in 1885.

In 1930, Joe is 45 and Sarah is 47. They live at 269 Washington Street in Lynn's 5th Ward and have four children--Frances (14), Margaret (Peggy) is 9; Bill (6) and John (Jack) is one. In 1932, the family rents an apartment at 47 Shepard Street. Here they live in a 2-bedroom apartment on the third floor of a 6-family tenement house. Joe and Sarah continue to live here until their deaths, Sarah in 1953 and Joe in 1963. Their daughter Frances never married and cared for her parents when they were ill. She continued to live in the apartment on Shepard Street for many years after her father's death.
 
Joseph Patrick MADDEN
 
43 Joseph Patrick Madden was a postal carrier who lived his entire life in Lynn, Massachusetts. He was born on January 15, 1885 (per Draft records) and died on April 5, 1963--at 78 years old (per St Josephs Cemetery and Family Bible). The 1900 census locates him at age 15, living with his parents, Stephen F. and Mary, who live at 107 Harbor Street in Lynn. His parents had also lived there 10 years earlier; they now report having borne 9 children, with only 6 surviving. Joe is the youngest boy.

In 1910, Joe is no longer living with his parents, but with his first wife, Jennie M., and with her Mom, Bridget Bloutier (age 50). At this time, he is a draftsman at General Electric Co. in Lynn where he became a foreman). Jennie works in a shoe factory and Bridget in a steam laundry. Jennie--age 26--is a year older than Joe. Lynn's Registry of Deaths, 1911-14,(Book 10, p.199)reports that Jennie M. (Clutchey) Madden died on June 1, 1913, aged 29 years, 6 mos., 21 days from tuberculous while staying at the family camp in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. Joe and Jennie lived at 210A Chatham Street at this time. She is buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Lynn, MA. Jennie's parents are listed as Paul (born in Montreal) and Bridget Clarke (born in St. Johns, N.B.).

Joe's 1918 draft registration shows him as living with his second wife, Sarah Maude. He began working at the Lynn Post Office between 1913-1914 as a postal carrier and lived at 45 Tudor Street. His son, Jack, recalls that Joe left GE making $28 a week for a job with the Post Office making half the pay. The war was ending and Joe was afraid he would be laid off from his job at GE; the job at the Post Office was permanent and carried more job security. He was making $55 a week when he retired from the Post Office. Joe was president of the Lynn Postal Credit Union, but it is unknown how long he held this position. Joseph played on G. E.'s baseball team and was a pitcher.

The 1920 Census, though, finds him at 12 Clarendon Street in the second ward. They are living with their 4 year old daughter, Frances, and a 4 month old son, James. Sarah's maiden name was White (LeBlanc). She and her parents were all born in French Canada. They immigrated from Shediac, New Brunswick (source: Frances Madden) in 1884. Sara naturalized in 1885.

In 1930, Joe is 45 and Sarah is 47. They lived at 269 Washington Street in Lynn's 5th Ward and have four children--Frances (14), Margaret (Peggy) is 9; Bill (6) and John (Jack) is one. By the early 1950's, the family moved to 47 Shepherd Street where Sarah and Joe lived until their deaths in 1953 and 1963 respectively. Their daughter Frances never married and cared for her parents when they were ill. She continued to live in the apartment on Shepard Street for many years after her father's death.
 
JOSEPH Patrick MADDEN
 
44 Christening sponsors: Neil and Ellen Dougherty Julia Ann MADDEN
 
45 Julia Ann Madden

Julia was born in Bangor, ME, the second child of Timothy and Mary Doherty Madden. Reports of her birth year/age vary but according to her obituary she was 65 years and 4 months old at her death. This puts her birth date at about Sept, 1840. This is the same year reported on the 1860 and 1880 US Census and the 1865 Massachusetts census. Other birth years recorded on census were 1836, 1842 and 1839.

Julia’s family remained in Bangor until the early 1850’s when they moved to East Boston, MA. Julia is listed as still living with them in the 1860 US census and the 1855 & 1865 Massachusetts census. In the 1855 MA census her middle name appears as Ann and her occupation on the 1865 MA census reads as tailoring.

Julia’s life after the 1865 Census was actually pieced together with information discovered while researching her sister Abigail. Abigail appears in the 1910 and 1920 US Census as living with two nieces, Mary and Julia Conlon. Since “Abbie” had not married, these 2 nieces were most likely the daughters of one of her sisters. Also found in Abbie’s funeral notice was the name Daniel Conlon who was one of her pall bearers. Using census information, it was discovered that a Julia A. Conlon was living with her husband, Michael Conlon, and 2 daughters, Mary and Julia, in Portsmouth NH in 1900. This began the research that led to what we now know about Julia.

Julia Madden and Michael Conlon married in East Boston about 1867 and settled in Portsmouth, NH before the birth of their first child.

Michael Conlon (also spelled Conlin & Conlan ) was born in Kildare, Ireland in January, 1842. He emigrated from Kildare at about five years of age, arriving in Boston, MA in January 1847. This information from his naturalization record is different from that previously found. His death certificate gave his birth date as February 20, 1843 and the 1900 census recorded that he immigrated in 1842. Other birth years found were 1840 (1880 & 1900 US Census) and 1835 (1870 US Census). Because the information on his naturalization record would have been reported by Michael himself, it has been assumed to be correct. He became a naturalized citizen in March 1867 in Manchester, NH. He worked most of his life as a boiler maker, moving to Portsmouth to work in the Navy Yard in 1865. Before moving to NH he had worked in Bath ME and Holyoke, MA.

The 1870 Census showed that Michael owned real estate valued at $2000 and the 1900 census that he owned their home at 6 Mt. Vernon Street free of mortgage. The deed to the house, dated 1879, was in both Julia and Michael’s names. The address was later changed to 50 Mt. Vernon St and the house is still there.

Julia & Michael had 5 children all of whom were born in Portsmouth. Daniel, born about 1867, was their oldest son and the only one to marry. He worked as a clerk in a grocery store and later as a painter in the navy yard paint shop. He and his wife, Mary E. Perry, gave Julia and Michael 5 grandchildren. Daniel died in 1932. Their 2nd son, James, born in 1870, moved to Boston about 1891 to work for the S.S. Pierce Co. and remained there until his death in 1924. Christopher, born in 1872, was the couple’s youngest son. He lived in Portsmouth and worked as a foreman in a shoe factory until his death in 1892 of typhoid fever. Julia’s two daughters, Mary T., born in 1875, and Julia A., born in 1878, remained in the family home through their adult lives. After her father’s death, Mary was listed as the head of the house and the owner of the home on Mt. Vernon St. According to their obituaries, both sisters worked for the George B. French Company in Portsmouth. Mary died in 1948 and Julia in 1949

There was one thing that proved puzzling about the 1870 census record. It was the appearance of Margaret Conlon, age 13, living with the family. Since there is no relationship to the head of the house (such as wife, daughter, etc.) listed for the individuals on this census, Margaret’s relationship to Michael and Julia was not given. Her age though indicates that she was not their natural child. It is now evident that this Margaret is not Margaret Conlan (Conlon) but rather Margaret Madden, the youngest sibling of Julia Ann who was born in MA about 1857. Most likely she was given the Conlan (Conlon) name in error, probably a mistake by the census taker. It is now believed that Margaret moved to NH to live with her sister and family when her father died in 1868 (she was only 10 or 11 at the time). Further research uncovered a death record for a Maggie Madden, born in East Boston and daughter of Mary and Thomas (?) Madden, both of Ireland. She died in Portsmouth NH on September 25, 1878 at the age of 20. No burial information has yet been found for her, however, a death notice for Maggie Madden that appears in the Portsmouth Herald states only that she is “of this city.”

Julia lived in Portsmouth until her death on January 5, 1906. Her obituary describes her as a woman with “evenness of temper and determined perseverance” and in her funeral notice she was remembered “a woman who it was an honor to know”.

Besides her husband and 4 of her children she was survived by 4 siblings, a sister, Miss Abbie Madden and brothers, James, Hugh and Stephen. Julia’s husband, Michael, died December 22, 1909 and according to his obituary “he was liked by young and old for his many good qualities”.

Julia, Michael and their four youngest children are buried together in Calvary Cemetery in Portsmouth. Daniel, his wife and 3 of his children are buried nearby in the same cemetery.

Mary Obert (Davenport,Iowa)
Kathie Gerecke (Lynn, MA)
November 2009

Sources:

Portsmouth Herald, Jan 6, 1906
1870 &1900 US Census, 1855 MA Census
Portsmouth Herald, January 25, 1922
Obituary, Portsmouth Herald, January 6, 1906
1870 US census
1870 US Census, Record of Naturalization, Manchester, NH, March 1867
Record of Naturalization, Manchester, NH, March 1867
Obituary, Portsmouth Herald, December 22, 1909
Obituary, Portsmouth Herald, Aug 1932 and US census 1920
Obituary, Portsmouth Herald, January 22, 1924
Obituary, New Hampshire Gazette, Nov 17, 1892
US Census 1910, 1920
Portsmouth Herald, August, 1948 & November, 1949
NH State Archives, Concord, NH Box 1016/1017
Portsmouth Herald, October 5, 1878
Portsmouth Herald, January 6, 1906
Portsmouth Herald, January 8, 1906
Portsmouth Herald, December 22, 1909
 
Julia Ann MADDEN
 
46 Julia was born in Bangor, ME, the second child of Timothy and Mary Doherty Madden. Reports of her birth year/age vary but according to her obituary she was 65 years and 4 months old at her death. This puts her birth date at about Sept, 1840. This is the same year reported on the 1860 and 1880 US Census and the 1865 Massachusetts census. Other birth years recorded on census were 1836, 1842 and 1839.

Julia’s family remained in Bangor until the early 1850’s when they moved to East Boston, MA. Julia is listed as still living with them in the 1860 US census and the 1855 & 1865 Massachusetts census. In the 1855 MA census her middle name appears as Ann and her occupation on the 1865 MA census reads as tailoring.

Julia’s life after the 1865 Census was actually pieced together with information discovered while researching her sister Abigail. Abigail appears in the 1910 and 1920 US Census as living with two nieces, Mary and Julia Conlon. Since “Abbie” had not married, these 2 nieces were most likely the daughters of one of her sisters. Also found in Abbie’s funeral notice was the name Daniel Conlon who was one of her pall bearers. Using census information, it was discovered that a Julia A. Conlon was living with her husband, Michael Conlon, and 2 daughters, Mary and Julia, in Portsmouth NH in 1900. This began the research that led to what we now know about Julia.

Julia Madden and Michael Conlon married in East Boston about 1867 and settled in Portsmouth, NH before the birth of their first child.

Michael Conlon (also spelled Conlin & Conlan ) was born in Kildare, Ireland in January, 1842. He emigrated from Kildare at about five years of age, arriving in Boston, MA in January 1847. This information from his naturalization record is different from that previously found. His death certificate gave his birth date as February 20, 1843 and the 1900 census recorded that he immigrated in 1842. Other birth years found were 1840 (1880 & 1900 US Census) and 1835 (1870 US Census). Because the information on his naturalization record would have been reported by Michael himself, it has been assumed to be correct. He became a naturalized citizen in March 1867 in Manchester, NH. He worked most of his life as a boiler maker, moving to Portsmouth to work in the Navy Yard in 1865. Before moving to NH he had worked in Bath ME and Holyoke, MA.

The 1870 Census showed that Michael owned real estate valued at $2000 and the 1900 census that he owned their home at 6 Mt. Vernon Street free of mortgage. The deed to the house, dated 1879, was in both Julia and Michael’s names. The address was later changed to 50 Mt. Vernon St and the house is still there.

Julia & Michael had 5 children all of whom were born in Portsmouth. Daniel, born about 1867, was their oldest son and the only one to marry. He worked as a clerk in a grocery store and later as a painter in the navy yard paint shop. He and his wife, Mary E. Perry, gave Julia and Michael 5 grandchildren. Daniel died in 1932. Their 2nd son, James, born in 1870, moved to Boston about 1891 to work for the S.S. Pierce Co. and remained there until his death in 1924. Christopher, born in 1872, was the couple’s youngest son. He lived in Portsmouth and worked as a foreman in a shoe factory until his death in 1892 of typhoid fever. Julia’s two daughters, Mary T., born in 1875, and Julia A., born in 1878, remained in the family home through their adult lives. After her father’s death, Mary was listed as the head of the house and the owner of the home on Mt. Vernon St. According to their obituaries, both sisters worked for the George B. French Company in Portsmouth. Mary died in 1948 and Julia in 1949

There was one thing that proved puzzling about the 1870 census record. It was the appearance of Margaret Conlon, age 13, living with the family. Since there is no relationship to the head of the house (such as wife, daughter, etc.) listed for the individuals on this census, Margaret’s relationship to Michael and Julia was not given. Her age though indicates that she was not their natural child. It is now evident that this Margaret is not Margaret Conlan (Conlon) but rather Margaret Madden, the youngest sibling of Julia Ann who was born in MA about 1857. Most likely she was given the Conlan (Conlon) name in error, probably a mistake by the census taker. It is now believed that Margaret moved to NH to live with her sister and family when her father died in 1868 (she was only 10 or 11 at the time). Further research uncovered a death record for a Maggie Madden, born in East Boston and daughter of Mary and Thomas (?) Madden, both of Ireland. She died in Portsmouth NH on September 25, 1878 at the age of 20. No burial information has yet been found for her, however, a death notice for Maggie Madden that appears in the Portsmouth Herald states only that she is “of this city.”

Julia lived in Portsmouth until her death on January 5, 1906. Her obituary describes her as a woman with “evenness of temper and determined perseverance” and in her funeral notice she was remembered “a woman who it was an honor to know”.

Besides her husband and 4 of her children she was survived by 4 siblings, a sister, Miss Abbie Madden and brothers, James, Hugh and Stephen. Julia’s husband, Michael, died December 22, 1909 and according to his obituary “he was liked by young and old for his many good qualities”.

Julia, Michael and their four youngest children are buried together in Calvary Cemetery in Portsmouth. Daniel, his wife and 3 of his children are buried nearby in the same cemetery.

Mary Obert (Davenport, Iowa)
Kathie Gerecke (Lynn, MA)
November 2009

Sources:

Portsmouth Herald, Jan 6, 1906
1870 &1900 US Census, 1855 MA Census
Portsmouth Herald, January 25, 1922
Obituary, Portsmouth Herald, January 6, 1906
1870 US census
1870 US Census, Record of Naturalization, Manchester, NH, March 1867
Record of Naturalization, Manchester, NH, March 1867
Obituary, Portsmouth Herald, December 22, 1909
Obituary, Portsmouth Herald, Aug 1932 and US census 1920
Obituary, Portsmouth Herald, January 22, 1924
Obituary, New Hampshire Gazette, Nov 17, 1892
US Census 1910, 1920
Portsmouth Herald, August, 1948 & November, 1949
NH State Archives, Concord, NH Box 1016/1017
Portsmouth Herald, October 5, 1878
Portsmouth Herald, January 6, 1906
Portsmouth Herald, January 8, 1906
Portsmouth Herald, December 22, 1909 
Julia Ann MADDEN
 
47 Margaret Theresa Madden
Daughter of Timothy Madden and Mary Doherty

While perusing a woman's personal website on Irish Genealogy in Portsmouth, I found her list of the names of those buried in Calvary Cemetery, which was formerly called St. Mary's Cemetery and also known as the Irish Cemetery.

THERE, I did see a Maggie T. Madden died Sept 25, 1878, 21 years old. Could this be Margaret (Margarite) Madden, daughter of Timothy and Mary who is listed in the 1870 Census as Margaret Conlon (as Mary Obert has noted - it may have been a mistake on the census taker's part) who perhaps went to live with her older sister Julia after the death of Timothy in 1868?

Kathie Gerecke (2009)
Lynn, Massachusetts

In searching the 1870 census, Michael Conlan and his family were registered in Portsmouth NH. His occupation, Boiler Maker, matches the 1900 record but the age is different, showing him as having been born in Ireland about 1835. His wife is Julia A. born about 1836 in Ireland. There were 3 children living with them, Margaret born about 1857, Daniel J. born about 1868 and James P., 1 month old. Despite the age differences for both Julia and Michael and Julia’s place of birth given as Ireland, I felt this was the same couple found in the 1900 census and that this young Daniel J. is the same person who later was a pall bearer for Abbie Madden. If so, then James P. could be the other living child that Julia had.

The presence of Margaret, age 13, was puzzling at first since Julia and Michael had not married until 1867. Since there is no relationship to the head of the house (such as wife, daughter, etc.) listed for the individuals on this census, Margaret’s relationship to Michal and Julia was not given. It is my theory that Margaret is not Margaret Conlan but rather Margaret Madden, the youngest sibling of Julia Ann. She was born in MA about 1867 which fits this theory. I believe she may have been given the Conlan name in error (I doubt that Julia and Michael adopted her or just changed her surname, more likely it was a mistake by the census taker). I believe that Julia and her husband settled in NH after they married, and that Margaret came to live with them when her father died in 1868 (she was only 10 or 11 at the time). Further research needs to be done to see if Margaret’s trail can be picked up.

Mary Obert (2009)
Davenport, Iowa 
Margaret Theresa MADDEN
 
48 At the time of Mary's death, they were living at 20 Vine St, Lynn, MA. Mary Ann MADDEN
 
49 Mary A. Madden and J. Joseph Raney were married in Swampscott, MA by Rev. Patrick Colman. Mary worked as a clerk and was residing with her family at 25 Ryan Place, Swampscott and J. Joseph was living at 31 Church St, Lynn. Both Mary and J. Joseph were born in Lynn, MA and were 23 years old when they married. Mary died of pneumonia 9 months after they were married.
 
Mary Ann MADDEN
 
50 Christening Sponsors: John McLaughlin and Grace Dougherty (Vol. 1, Pg. 170) Mary F. MADDEN
 

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