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Mary Elizabeth CARTWRIGHT

Mary Elizabeth CARTWRIGHT

Female 1869 - 1947  (78 years)

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  • Name Mary Elizabeth CARTWRIGHT 
    Born 04 Feb 1869  16 Cliff Street, Boston (Roxbury), Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Born under the sign of Aquarius - travels to a different drummer. The impact of Aquarius would ultimately prove true.
    Gender Female 
    Census 02 Jul 1870  Boston Highlands, (Roxbury), MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Cartwright household includes: John (38), Mary (30), David (8), William (7), Charles (6), and Mary (1).
    Residence Jan 1905  579 Columbia Road, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • This was the Hotel Dorchester in Uphams Corner where Mary was the proprietor.
    Residence Jun 1905  49 Bickerstaff Street, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Jul 1909  Hotel Manisses, Block Island, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Housekeeper. The Hotel Manisses has 18 guest rooms and was built in 1870 next to a 1661 Inn. Both the hotel and the inn have continued to operate through the 20th century. The current owners saved this historic landmark from being torn down in 1972 and have completely restord it to its 19th century elegance.
    Residence Between Nov 1909 and Jan 1910  335 Pearl Street, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1910  Yale Prep School, Palley, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mary was a housekeeper.
    Census 06 May 1910  32 Payson Avenue, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Household included Sarah (60), niece Mary (Cartwright) Freeeman, and grandnephew Edmund Freeman. Mary is listed as a seamstress and Edmund is a "boarder."
    Residence Dec 1913  7 Cushing Avenue, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Mar 1924  17 Cushing Avenue, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 07 Apr 1930  32 Payson Avenue, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Mary & John moved there following the death of Sara Jane Frances Johnston in 1925
    Died 20 Dec 1947  32 Payson Avenue, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Mary died of cervical cancer.
    Buried 22 Dec 1947  Holyhood Cemetery, Lot 711, Brookline, Norfolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I21  Cartwright
    Last Modified 15 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  [8
    • 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  [3
    • 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

    Family 1 Frederic (nmn) FREEMAN,   b. 26 Sep 1866, Dover, Strafford Co., NH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1920, Wareham, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 04 Apr 1889 
    • The family records set the date as 10 Sep 1988. This date was likely selected to allow nine months for daughter Helen to be conceived and born. They separated about 1902.
    Census 07 Jun 1900  Seaver Street, Wellesley, Norfolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Household includes: Frederic (32), Mary E. (31), Grace C. (9), & Edmund F. (2). Fred is a dentist.
    Children 
     1. Helen Marion FREEMAN,   b. 05 Jun 1889, Follen Street, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jun 1942, Waltham Hospital, Waltham, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     2. Grace Cartwright FREEMAN,   b. 27 Feb 1891, W. Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1903, 14 Linden Street, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)
     3. Edmund Frederic FREEMAN,   b. 13 Oct 1897, Garrison Street, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1986, Bedford Veterans' Hospital, Bedford, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Photos
    Freeman/Cartwright Family (1898)
    Freeman/Cartwright Family (1898)
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet

    Family 2 John Joseph DONOVAN,   b. 22 Jul 1866, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1951, 32 Payson Avenue, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 21 Nov 1920 
    • 2nd marriage for both.
    Photos
    Cartwright & Donovan Family (1937)
    Cartwright & Donovan Family Gathering (1937)
    Photograph by Richard Chase Cartwright 1937
    Donovan/Cartwright Family
    Rev. Richard Cartwright, Mary and John Donovan (1946)
    Rev. Richard Cartwright, Mary and John Donovan in Dorchester (1946)
    Family ID F13  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Mary Elizabeth (Cartwright) Freeman 1869-1947
    Mary Elizabeth (Cartwright) Freeman 1869-1947
    About 1918 (age 49)
    Mary Cartwright) Freeman Donovan & Edmund Freeman (1946)
    Mary Cartwright) Freeman Donovan & Edmund Freeman (1946)
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Cartwright/Johnston - Casual Sunday in Revere
    Cartwright/Johnston - Casual Sunday in Revere
    The Cartwright homestead in Revere was a favorite gathering place for the neighborhood teenagers. Note the telescope for watching the boats in the harbor. John's daughter Mary Elizabeth (1869-1947) tells of sighting her older brother David (1862-1926) sailing back into the harbor (towing a dinghy) and shouting out, "Everybody look. Here comes David with his tender behind." Needless to say, young Mary was mortified when the entire group broke out laughing.
    Mary (Cartwright-Freeman) Donovan 1869-1947
    Mary (Cartwright-Freeman) Donovan 1869-1947
    July 1946 (age 77)

    Headstones
    Donovan: Holyhood Cemetery, South Fenwick Avenue, Lot 711
    Donovan: Holyhood Cemetery, South Fenwick Avenue, Lot 711

    Histories
    Biography: Donovan, Mary Elizabeth (Cartwright) (Freeman) (1869-1947)
    Biography: Donovan, Mary Elizabeth (Cartwright) (Freeman) (1869-1947)
    Biography: Freeman, Frederic
    Biography: Freeman, Frederic
    b. 1867, d. 1920

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] NEHGS Cemetery Transcriptions, Compiler: NEHGS, (2005), Mary Elizabeth Cartwright: 1869, vol. 216, p. 123.
      Listed birth date of 8 Feb 1869 is incorrect per family records.

    2. [S72] Mass Vital Records 1841-1910, NEHGS, Compiler: New England Historical Genealogical Society, (2004), 1869, Boston, vol 216, pg 123, ln 5390; Mary Elizabeth Cartwright birth data accessed Nov 2001.

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

    4. [S49] 1910 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), MA, Suffolk, Dorchester, wd 20, ED 1564, roll 622, img 551, pg 27A dwl 339, fam 648; Sarah Johnson [sic] household data accessed Oct 2010.

    5. [S51] 1930 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009).

    6. [S1] Freeman Family Records, Lucy Freeman Birthday Book (Donna Freeman).

    7. [S52] Cemetery Records/Marker, Mary E. Donovan, Johnston headstone, lot 711; transcribed by David Freeman, September 2001..

    8. [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.

    9. [S44] 1900 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), MA, Norfolk, Wellesley, ED 1078, sht 5A, roll 672, hse 92, fam 96; Frederic Freeman household data accessed 1 Mar 2007.
      Household lists Helen F. (10), Edmund J. (57) and Helen F. (55) in error. These individual are in Lamoine Maine where Edmund J. is managing a hotel.



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