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Mrs J H Harding. 31 Rockland Street. Natick. Massachusetts.
« on: Wednesday 04 May 11 21:59 BST (UK) »
A 28 th March 1905 Boston Passenger list shows a family of Evans - Liverpool to Boston on the Cymric. John aged 42 years.  Ellen Aged 42 years and children:- Frank, Beatrice, Mabel & Ethel.  Also travelling is a Robert Davies aged 28 years and single.
The family are returning home to Sister-In-Law :- Mrs J H Harding at 31 Rockland Street. Natick. Massachusetts - described as sister-in-law to John and sister to Ellen, Aunt to the children.  Robert Davies appears to be the brother-in-law of John Evans.

Can anyone please identify Mrs J H Harding of 31 Rockland Street. Natick. Middlesex. Massachusetts ?

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Re: Mrs J H Harding. 31 Rockland Street. Natick. Massachusetts.
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 05 May 11 17:38 BST (UK) »
The 1905-06 Natick city directory has a Walter S. Harding at that address.  This has a child born to Walter S. Harding & wife Patience in Natick - http://www.rootschat.com/links/0d2x/  Walter & Patience are in Weathersfield, Windsor, Vermont in the 1900 Census, and they're probably too young to have a daughter-in-law by 1905, so maybe J.H. was Walter's brother?  I'm not finding any likely matches yet.

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Re: Mrs J H Harding. 31 Rockland Street. Natick. Massachusetts.
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 05 May 11 19:30 BST (UK) »
Thank you Shelly, really appreciated.  Opens up another mystery because the wife of Walter is Patience Meesom/Messom born in Nova Scotia 1869.  Ellen seems to be Marthe Ellen Musson Evans born 1863 Birmingham.  The surnames are so similar its uncanny  ???

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Re: Mrs J H Harding. 31 Rockland Street. Natick. Massachusetts.
« Reply #3 on: Friday 06 May 11 17:51 BST (UK) »
This one is a head-scratcher.  This looks like Walter's birth record:  http://www.rootschat.com/links/0d3e/   Looks like the family is in Brockton, Mass. in 1880 and in North Bridgewater, Mass. in 1870 & 1860.  1850 & 1860 census records show possible older siblings of Walter's named Isabel & Daniel, but nobody who seems to match J.H. 

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Re: Mrs J H Harding. 31 Rockland Street. Natick. Massachusetts.
« Reply #4 on: Friday 06 May 11 20:29 BST (UK) »
Thank you very much Shelly.  I really can't see a connection from JohnEvans/Martha Musson to Harding -  the passenger list even though jumbled was quite specific on relationships. Tried exploring the Meesom/Messom line a geneation further back but there does'nt seem to be any link between Meesom/Messom and Musson - must just be a coincidence.  ???

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