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William John CARTWRIGHT, I

William John CARTWRIGHT, I

Male 1863 - 1870  (6 years)

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  • Name William John CARTWRIGHT, I  [1
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    Born 17 Sep 1863  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 02 Jul 1870  Boston Highlands, (Roxbury), MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Household includes: John (38), Mary (30), David (8), William I (7), Charles (6), and Mary (1).
    Census 02 Jul 1870  Boston Highlands, (Roxbury), MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Cartwright household includes: John (38), Mary (30), David (8), William (7), Charles (6), and Mary (1).
    Died 16 Jul 1870  Roxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • After being exposed during an unusually cold rainstorm.
    Buried 18 Jul 1870  Forest Hills Cemetery, West Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I15  Cartwright
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2012 

    Father John William CARTWRIGHT, Jr.,   b. 23 Dec 1832, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jan 1916, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Mary Priscilla JOHNSTON,   b. 19 Sep 1840, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1878, 116 Marcella Street, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 15 Oct 1861  So. Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Mary Priscilla Johnston is the daughter of noted artist David Claypoole Johnston. John, a protestant, married Mary Priscilla in a catholic ceremony performed by Father P.F. Lyndon.
    Census 02 Jul 1870  Boston Highlands, (Roxbury), MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Cartwright household includes: John (38), Mary (30), David (8), William (7), Charles (6), and Mary (1). John is president of an insurance company (likely Manufacturers' Insurance Company where he was Treasurer).
    Photos
    Cartwright & Johnston Family (1906)
    Cartwright & Johnston Family (1906)
    This family photograph was taken at the Johnston homestead in Dorchester following the ordination of William John Cartwright.
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    David (7), William I (6), and Charles Cartwright (5)
    David (7), William I (6), and Charles Cartwright (5)
    William John Cartwright I would die in 1870 at age 7.
    William John Cartwright I (1863-1870)
    William John Cartwright I (1863-1870)
    1869 (age 6)

    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. [S43] 1870 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), MA, Suffolk, Boston, Boston Highlands, Roll M593-648, Pg 163, Img 326.

    3. [S40] Forest Hills Cemetery, William J. Cartwright, Cartwright tomb, lot 2220; transcribed by David Freeman, September 2001..

    4. [S72] Mass Vital Records 1841-1910, NEHGS, Compiler: New England Historical Genealogical Society, (2004), 1861, Boston, vol 146, pg 99; John W. Cartwright marriage data accessed 13 Feb 2006.



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