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Eliza H. CARTWRIGHT

Female 1816 - 1872  (55 years)


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  • Name Eliza H. CARTWRIGHT  [1
    Born 29 Nov 1816  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Census 23 Jan 1860  Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Sheldon household includes: Leonard (32), wife Annie (36), father-in-law Charles Cartwright (70), sister-in law Eliza H. Cartwright (40), and Charles' grandson Charles E. Cartwright (21).
    Census 10 Jun 1870  Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Cartwright household includes: Charles (80), daughter Eliza H. (54), son-in-law Leonard Sheldon (42) & Leonard's son Frederick C. (9).
    Died 27 Aug 1872  [1, 5
    Buried 29 Aug 1872  Forest Hills Cemetery, West Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1016  Cartwright
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2012 

    Father Charles Worth CARTWRIGHT,   b. 02 Jan 1789,   d. 12 Aug 1873, 1552 Washington Street, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Susan HAYDEN,   b. 13 Nov 1791, Nantucket, Nantucket Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1826, Nantucket, Nantucket Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 10 Oct 1811  Nantucket, Nantucket Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Marriage between 4th cousins. Their common ancestors are James Coffin (1640- ) and Mary Severance.
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Cartwright: Forest Hills Cemetery, Rock Maple Avenue, Lot 2220
    Cartwright: Forest Hills Cemetery, Rock Maple Avenue, Lot 2220
    Forest Hills Cemetery, consecrated in 1848 and one of America's most lovely rural garden cemeteries, has been designated an historic landmark by the National Register of Historic Places. It is a unique Boston cultural resource and historic site with its 250 acres offering the public a magnificent arboretum, open air museum, and tranquil sanctuary just minutes from downtown Boston. The Cartwright catacomb tomb, pictured here, was built by Charles W. Cartwright (1790-1873) in 1867 and is the first of its kind constructed at Forest Hills.

    As the designated representative for the Cartwright catacomb tomb, I have met with the Chairman of the Forest Hills Cemetery Association to discuss much needed renovations. The 19 crypts inside are mounted in a brownstone frame that is deteriorating slowly. As the brownstone absorbs moisture, it swells, flakes off, and the frame releases the marble crypt faces to drop onto the floor and break I have seen some of our ancestors up close and personal. We have finally agreed on the scope of a project that will correct the problems and extend the tomb's life another 100 years or so. However, Forest Hills is only responsible for one third of the restoration costs.

    Note the number of our Roots & Relatives that repose in final silence in this lovely setting.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Cartwright Kindred Chart, Compiler: Charles W. Cartwright, (1840 & updated 1940/1990).

    2. [S40] Forest Hills Cemetery, Eliza Cartwright, Cartwright tomb, lot 2220. Retrieved by David Freeman (28 Sep 2001)..

    3. [S42] 1860 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), MA, Suffolk, Boston, wd 11, pg 121, roll 524, img 122, hse 691, fam 794; Charles W. Cartwright household data accessed 17 Jan 2008.

    4. [S43] 1870 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), MA, Suffolk, Boston, wd 11, pg 117, roll 647, img 237, hse 173, fam 189; Charles W. Cartwright household data accessed 17 Jan 2008.

    5. [S40] Forest Hills Cemetery, Eliza Cartwright, Cartwright tomb, lot 2220 Retrieved by David Freeman (28 Sep 2001)..



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