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Mary Lehane
« on: Saturday 18 March 23 20:27 GMT (UK) »
Mary Lehane b 12th May 1906 Macroom Co Cork Ireland. Parents Francis (Frank) Lehane & Mary Sullivan. Arrived Boston 20th May 1928 Ship Scythia. Declaration of intention Massachuttes 19th December 1929 giving her address as 8 Bigelow St Cambridge Middlesex MA. Any information i.e Marriage Death etc would be welcome. Thank you

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Re: Mary Lehane
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 18 March 23 21:28 GMT (UK) »
In the 1930 census, Mary is a lodger at Bigelow St Cambridge, Massachusetts
She is working as a servant with a private family


USA Naturalization card issued 9th Oct 1933
Mary Lehane, age 27
Residing at 31 Madison St, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Milligan - Jardine Glencross Dinwoodie - Brown: (Dumfriesshire & Kirkcudbrightshire)
Clark Faulds Cuthbertson Bryson Wilson: (Ayrshire & Renfrewshire)
Neale Cater Kinder - Harrison: (Warwickshire & Queensland)
Roberts - Spry: (Cornwall, Middlesex & Queensland)
Munster: (Schleswig-Holstein & Queensland) and Plate: (Braunschweig, Neubruck & Queensland)

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Re: Mary Lehane
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 18 March 23 22:03 GMT (UK) »
In the 1930 census, Mary is a lodger at Bigelow St Cambridge, Massachusetts
She is working as a servant with a private family


USA Naturalization card issued 9th Oct 1933
Mary Lehane, age 27
Residing at 31 Madison St, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Thank you for this information

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Re: Mary Lehane
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 18 March 23 23:44 GMT (UK) »
Her destination was her aunt Mrs J Scan... 16 Second St, Medford
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1928 and 1938 Medford City Directory
James J (Margaret M) Scannell, freight handler, home 16 Second

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Newspapers.com has an obituary for either Margaret Scannell, maiden name Sullivan, or her husband. The listing I can see doesn't give a date, and I don't have a subscription.
Her death notice probably won't name nieces, but you never know.


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Re: Mary Lehane
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 19 March 23 00:19 GMT (UK) »
Margaret Scannell appears in the 1930 census for the last time.
Her obit published 1 Jan 1934, in the Boston Globe.

Is there any chance Mary returned home to Ireland?
Milligan - Jardine Glencross Dinwoodie - Brown: (Dumfriesshire & Kirkcudbrightshire)
Clark Faulds Cuthbertson Bryson Wilson: (Ayrshire & Renfrewshire)
Neale Cater Kinder - Harrison: (Warwickshire & Queensland)
Roberts - Spry: (Cornwall, Middlesex & Queensland)
Munster: (Schleswig-Holstein & Queensland) and Plate: (Braunschweig, Neubruck & Queensland)

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Re: Mary Lehane
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 19 March 23 00:25 GMT (UK) »
Her destination was her aunt Mrs J Scan... 16 Second St, Medford
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1928 and 1938 Medford City Directory
James J (Margaret M) Scannell, freight handler, home 16 Second

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Newspapers.com has an obituary for either Margaret Scannell, maiden name Sullivan, or her husband. The listing I can see doesn't give a date, and I don't have a subscription.
Her death notice probably won't name nieces, but you never know.

Thank you Margaret Scannell maiden name Sullivan seems correct as Marys mothers maiden name was Sullivan.

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Re: Mary Lehane
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 19 March 23 00:28 GMT (UK) »
Margaret Scannell appears in the 1930 census for the last time.
Her obit published 1 Jan 1934, in the Boston Globe.

Is there any chance Mary returned home to Ireland?

I do not have any knowledge that Mary may have returned to Ireland. I am thinking if she married she would be recorded under a different surname in the Census. THank you for your post

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Re: Mary Lehane
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 19 March 23 11:03 GMT (UK) »
More ideas, no solutions:
Mary Lehane went through the naturalization process about as fast as you could. Why? Most women didn't bother at all, and the few I've seen did so after being here many years.
You had to stay in one place for a certain time, I think, before being naturalized. Did she have plans to move somewhere else in the U.S. and did she?
Or her next job could have been somewhere nearby, but not Cambridge. I haven't looked for her outside of Cambridge yet.
My first guess is that her naturalization shows she planned to stay in the U.S., but - a longshot - was there any reason to come here, become a citizen, and then return to Ireland? Or would the citizenship open the way to something she couldn't do with only an Irish passport? On the other hand, I've never seen that pattern before, so probably not.

At least you know she was still single in October 1933, which might narrow the hunt down a little.

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Re: Mary Lehane
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 19 March 23 11:35 GMT (UK) »
More ideas, no solutions:
Mary Lehane went through the naturalization process about as fast as you could. Why? Most women didn't bother at all, and the few I've seen did so after being here many years.
You had to stay in one place for a certain time, I think, before being naturalized. Did she have plans to move somewhere else in the U.S. and did she?
Or her next job could have been somewhere nearby, but not Cambridge. I haven't looked for her outside of Cambridge yet.
My first guess is that her naturalization shows she planned to stay in the U.S., but - a longshot - was there any reason to come here, become a citizen, and then return to Ireland? Or would the citizenship open the way to something she couldn't do with only an Irish passport? On the other hand, I've never seen that pattern before, so probably not.

At least you know she was still single in October 1933, which might narrow the hunt down a little.

Thank you for your observations I will check later with a relative in the off chance she did return to Ireland.