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Re: Theresa Rowe Kelley murder
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 17 September 23 17:50 BST (UK) »


Here is food for thought.  Haven't come across a birth for her yet to be able to discount her ?

1900 census    Lowell Ward 7, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

Napoleon Rivet 35   Head
Marie L Rivet 32   Wife
Patrick Murphy 10   Adopted Child
Cathrine Kelley   7   Adopted Child
Thelesphore Lachance 30   Boarder
Nellie Lachance 28   Boarder

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9TW-V1L

Napoleon died in 1909

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FHP9-WHL

1910 census  Lowell Ward 6, Middlesex, Massachusetts.  (widowed)

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2VF-544

1920 census

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9RX4-SCK?view=index&personArk=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AMX1M-JS1&action=view

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Re: Theresa Rowe Kelley murder
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 17 September 23 18:15 BST (UK) »

Napoleon Rivet

The Boston Globe
Boston, Massachusetts 
Wed, 28 Jul 1909 Page 2

https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-boston-globe/131951110/

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Re: Theresa Rowe Kelley murder
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 17 September 23 20:08 BST (UK) »
Thanks, I am surprised to see all those children in 1910 ,where were they in 1900? Catherine Kelley, seems a possibility, although wasn't the deceased sister also Kate or Katherine and born later than this girl? I wonder where she went after this census. It could be her. Thanks again for your help.
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Re: Theresa Rowe Kelley murder
« Reply #12 on: Monday 18 September 23 13:42 BST (UK) »
Thanks very much, I wonder about the court case. Is there anything about it, as I am surprised he was jailed and didn't receive a worse sentence.

In the Boston Morning Journal from 22 Feb. 1900, it says he pled guilty to murder in the 2nd degree yesterday and was given a life sentence by Judge Aiken.  According to this - https://www.wamc.org/new-england-news/2015-04-22/massachusetts-varied-history-with-the-death-penalty - conviction of 1st degree murder was an automatic death penalty then in Massachusetts, so that's probably what he was trying to avoid.


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Re: Theresa Rowe Kelley murder
« Reply #13 on: Monday 18 September 23 14:05 BST (UK) »
The Boston Globe from 1 Jul. 1899 has pictures of William & Theresa and says their daughter was being cared for by Mrs. Katie Rourke, 39 Concord St., where Theresa roomed.

https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-boston-globe/131998005/

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Re: Theresa Rowe Kelley murder
« Reply #14 on: Monday 18 September 23 17:10 BST (UK) »
Thanks a lot. Most interesting story albeit tragic, I am still trying to track down the little girl. I hope she had a good life after a terrible start .
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Re: Theresa Rowe Kelley murder
« Reply #15 on: Monday 18 September 23 19:20 BST (UK) »

1900 census 39 Concord Street. Lowell. Massachusetts.  (no Kelley daughter)

Catharine Roarke   43   Head
Harriet Roarke 16   Daughter
Patrick Dolan 29   Boarder
James Cosgrove 30   Boarder
Andrew McCaffrey 36   Boarder
Lyman F Dodge 57   Boarder
Lizzie Ward 9   Boarder

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9T7-HV6

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DCYR-YJ?view=index&personArk=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AM9T7-HV6&action=view

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Re: Theresa Rowe Kelley murder
« Reply #16 on: Monday 18 September 23 19:42 BST (UK) »
Thanks, I am surprised to see all those children in 1910 ,where were they in 1900? Catherine Kelley, seems a possibility, although wasn't the deceased sister also Kate or Katherine and born later than this girl? I wonder where she went after this census. It could be her. Thanks again for your help.

I have to admit that while I’ve been reading the postings since the topic started, I probably don’t remember all of the facts. But, possibly worth mentioning…

1900 - two adopted children, one being Cathrine Kelley, born 1893 (age at last birthday -7).
1910 - nine children on census. Mary Louise stated she was the mother of 11 children, 11 still living.
  Perhaps she adopted nine more children after the 1900 census was taken.

My family knew a very kind man who over decades “fostered” many youth.  He had a good life, cared about his community and “troubled” young people and wanted the youth to have a second (and sometimes, third) chance.  Perhaps Marie Louise adopted youth just to help her, or perhaps she was also a kind soul, wanting to help people (if, in fact, the children were all adopted).  It might be interesting to research the children (later in life) to see if they were her actual birth children, or they were also adopted.

The following site is “not secure”
http://loucraft.blogspot.com/2016/
but one of Marie Louise’s sons, Joseph Leo, mentioned after his father’s death, his “widowed mother was left to raise eleven children alone”. 
Ellison: Co. Wicklow/Canada       Fowley: Sligo/Canada       Furnival: Lancashire/Canada       Ibbotson: Sheffield/Canada       Lee/DeJongh: Lancashire & Cheshire       Mumford: Essex/Canada       Ovens: Ireland/Canada       Sarge: Yorkshire/Canada             Stuart: Sligo/Canada       Sullivan: Co. Clare/Canada      Vaus: Sussex/Surrey      Wakefield: Tuam or Ballinasloe, Ireland              (Surname: Originated/Place Last Lived)  (Canadians lived in Ontario)

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Re: Theresa Rowe Kelley murder
« Reply #17 on: Monday 18 September 23 20:23 BST (UK) »
Think the 1910 census is a "red herring" and not the correct Marie Louise Rivet.

This Marie Louise Rivet was married to Adelard Rivet who died in 1908

Adelard Rivet - 1859 Canada (aged 49 years)
Death Date   25 Dec 1908   Lowell, Massachusetts
Father    Antoine Rivet Mother    Emelie Belisle

This family in 1900 Austin Street, Lowell Ward 7, Middlesex, Massachusetts (same children as 1910)

Adelard Rivet   40   Head
Louisa Rivet 35   Wife
Aldea Rivet 17   Daughter
Delmina Rivet 15   Daughter
Adelbert Rivet 14   Son
Clara Rivet 11   Daughter
William Rivet 5   Son
Rosario Rivet 3   Son
Agnea Rivet Daughter
Hildhege Barry 23   Brother-in-law

This was the obit for Rosario Rivet

The Lowell Sun
Lowell, Massachusetts
Tue, 2 Jan 1973 Page 37

https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-lowell-sun/132016813/

children same as 1910

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2VF-544

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