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George Clark, died Dec 27, 1924, Boston, bur Feb 26, 1925
« on: Thursday 16 April 20 22:07 BST (UK) »
Could someone please look and see if this man got a death notice/obituary? I don't know if it would be when he died, or closer to when he was buried?

George  Clark,  died  December  27,  1924,  at  Boston  City Hospital of pneumonia, age 45?, buried February 26, 1925  in Mount Hope Cemetery.

He might be my wife's great grandfather. I lose track of him after 1913.

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Re: George Clark, died Dec 27, 1924, Boston, bur Feb 26, 1925
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 16 April 20 22:29 BST (UK) »
Would a burial take 2 months after a death?  Seems a long time
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Re: George Clark, died Dec 27, 1924, Boston, bur Feb 26, 1925
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 16 April 20 22:50 BST (UK) »
Would a burial take 2 months after a death?  Seems a long time
That's why I think it might be him. He "went to pieces" after his wife died, according to the family. So he could have been living on the street, or at least out of touch with them.

It might have taken someone two months to find his family.

I got the information from this man's death record at the Mass. Registry, it isn't on line or I would check it again. I haven't looked at this side of the family in a long while.


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Re: George Clark, died Dec 27, 1924, Boston, bur Feb 26, 1925
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 16 April 20 23:53 BST (UK) »
Just wondered if they had the facilities to store a body for such a long time back in those days. When did his wife die?
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Re: George Clark, died Dec 27, 1924, Boston, bur Feb 26, 1925
« Reply #4 on: Friday 17 April 20 00:14 BST (UK) »
It was Boston in mid-winter.  They could probably store it.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
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Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr, Davis

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Re: George Clark, died Dec 27, 1924, Boston, bur Feb 26, 1925
« Reply #5 on: Friday 17 April 20 00:20 BST (UK) »
It was Boston in mid-winter.  They could probably store it.
Thanks. I forgot about that and didn't know the answer.

His wife died in 1907 in Cambridge MA. George was alive in 1913 when he provided the information for a late registration of the birth of one of his daughters. She was 18 at the time and most likely in Boston, the downtown area.  She married in Boston in 1919 and worked there before she married.

So a death at Boston City Hospital would fit for him. I haven't found any better match in Boston or Cambridge.

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Re: George Clark, died Dec 27, 1924, Boston, bur Feb 26, 1925
« Reply #6 on: Friday 17 April 20 00:35 BST (UK) »
As it turns out, 1924 was VERY cold.  That may explain why he was not promptly buried - the ground may have been frozen too hard to readily dig a grave.

https://www.masslive.com/weather/2017/12/cold_temperatures_in_boston_br.html
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Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr, Davis

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Re: George Clark, died Dec 27, 1924, Boston, bur Feb 26, 1925
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 23 April 20 19:28 BST (UK) »
My wife's cousin was able to look for this George Clark's death notice in the Boston Globe and did not find one. She looked from the day of his death through the day after his burial. She did not have access to the Boston Herald's archives. And there were other Boston papers at the time.

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Re: George Clark, died Dec 27, 1924, Boston, bur Feb 26, 1925
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 23 April 20 19:43 BST (UK) »
My wife's cousin was able to look for this George Clark's death notice in the Boston Globe and did not find one. She looked from the day of his death through the day after his burial. She did not have access to the Boston Herald's archives. And there were other Boston papers at the time.

I did a search of the Boston Herald & Boston Traveler  between the date of death & burial and came up with nothing.