Author Topic: 1 Tobin Court, Roxbury, Massachusetts  (Read 718 times)

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1 Tobin Court, Roxbury, Massachusetts
« on: Monday 08 May 17 19:40 BST (UK) »
I appreciate we're not allowed to request lookup on pay per view sites,  However, I am having no luck picking up a family on the 1940 Census who were residing in 1942 at 1 Tobin Court, Roxbury, according to an elder sibling's WW2 Draft Registration Card.  I know its possible they weren't there but all evidence suggests they were in the Roxbury area at the time. 

I'm trying to help a friend to confirm a relative is actually a relative since the relative is unforthcoming with much information and the relative's grandparent's marriage does not have the correct first names for the bride's parents.  Assuming that it is the correct grandparent's marriage, then I know what the father's first name was (my friend hasn't even been given that but I've deduced it from other records for the couple) but we can't ascertain what the relative's mother's name was.  The relative, who is still alive and in her 90s, may well be still with them in 1940 but a spouse's name for the husband might enable me to locate the family on the 1930 Census.  My friend knows the name of a sibling who apparently died last year but that's not helping either.

Could anyone see if they could pick up the address please and give me a clue to locate it?

Thanks

Nicola
(KENT) Lingwell, Rayment (BUCKS) Read, Hutchins (SRY) Costin, Westbrook (DOR) Gibbs, Goreing (DUR) Green (ESX) Rudland, Malden, Rouse, Boosey (FIFE) Foulis, Russell (NFK) Johnson, Farthing, Purdy, Barsham (GLOS) Collett, Morris, Freebury, May, Kirkman (HERTS) Winchester, Linford (NORTHANTS) Bird, Brimley, Chater, Wilford, Read, Chapman, Jeys, Marston, Lumley (WILTS) Arden, Whatley, Batson, Gleed, Greenhill (SOM) Coombs, Watkins (RUT) Stafford (BERKS) Sansom, Angel, Young, Stratton, Weeks, Day

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Re: 1 Tobin Court, Roxbury, Massachusetts
« Reply #1 on: Monday 08 May 17 20:04 BST (UK) »
Is there a name of someone in the family who is deceased?  I see a bunch of Roxbury city directory entries of different families at that address, but no 1940 census entries seem to have a Tobin Court in Roxbury.   

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Re: 1 Tobin Court, Roxbury, Massachusetts
« Reply #2 on: Monday 08 May 17 21:10 BST (UK) »
Son's birth: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FHCG-KZR

1900 census: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9YP-47P


Living in Unincorparated place: Mattapan
1930 census: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XQRN-6VP

In 1940 living at Florence St. & widowed
1940 census: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4VZ-W9R



Boston Traveler
Boston, Massachusetts
Wednesday, September 16, 1942

MCCARTHY - In Roxbury Sept. 14, at his residence, 1 Tobin court, Michael C., beloved husband of the late Mary McCarthy (Meade), formerly of Mattapan. Funeral from the Crosby Memorial, 867 Beacon st. on Thursday morning at 9 o'clock, followed by a Requiem Mass at the Mission Churh at 9:45 o'clock,  relatives and friends are invited. Interment at St Paul's, Arlington.





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Re: 1 Tobin Court, Roxbury, Massachusetts
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 09 May 17 00:19 BST (UK) »
Thanks RJ137, but that isn't the family I was looking for. ;)  It looks like they must have moved from the address between April 1942 and Sept 1942 when Michael McCarthy died there, unless it was multiple occupancy.

Shellyesq, its a bit delicate as I don't really want the risk the chance that my friend's relative may pick up this post via google.  She's being rather unforthcoming with the names of her deceased parents but has let my friend have photographs of them. :-\
(KENT) Lingwell, Rayment (BUCKS) Read, Hutchins (SRY) Costin, Westbrook (DOR) Gibbs, Goreing (DUR) Green (ESX) Rudland, Malden, Rouse, Boosey (FIFE) Foulis, Russell (NFK) Johnson, Farthing, Purdy, Barsham (GLOS) Collett, Morris, Freebury, May, Kirkman (HERTS) Winchester, Linford (NORTHANTS) Bird, Brimley, Chater, Wilford, Read, Chapman, Jeys, Marston, Lumley (WILTS) Arden, Whatley, Batson, Gleed, Greenhill (SOM) Coombs, Watkins (RUT) Stafford (BERKS) Sansom, Angel, Young, Stratton, Weeks, Day

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Re: 1 Tobin Court, Roxbury, Massachusetts
« Reply #4 on: Friday 06 October 17 18:23 BST (UK) »
No luck finding the family on the census.  However, my friend's relative has finally confirmed her father's name and I've managed to track the family forward.  In spite of claiming to be born in 1919 on her Facebook page, my friend's relative is actually 20 years younger than this and I had found her on the census, just discounted it because of the age discrepancy.  Everything ties in with other information provided, apart from her grandmother's parent's names on the marriage which are not correct but appears to be an error in that particular document which looks like a centralised copy rather than original.  I understand the only document that probably would confirm the parentage discrepancy is for the purchase of a grave in Boston and is something that would not be easy to obtain from the UK, so for the error on the marriage is accepted as just that.

The moral of the story is don't always believe everything somebody claims, especially when someone does not look like being in their late 90s (and turns out isn't).
(KENT) Lingwell, Rayment (BUCKS) Read, Hutchins (SRY) Costin, Westbrook (DOR) Gibbs, Goreing (DUR) Green (ESX) Rudland, Malden, Rouse, Boosey (FIFE) Foulis, Russell (NFK) Johnson, Farthing, Purdy, Barsham (GLOS) Collett, Morris, Freebury, May, Kirkman (HERTS) Winchester, Linford (NORTHANTS) Bird, Brimley, Chater, Wilford, Read, Chapman, Jeys, Marston, Lumley (WILTS) Arden, Whatley, Batson, Gleed, Greenhill (SOM) Coombs, Watkins (RUT) Stafford (BERKS) Sansom, Angel, Young, Stratton, Weeks, Day