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Elvira O. (Cherry) BROADWATER

Female 1837 - 1877  (40 years)


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  • Name Elvira O. (Cherry) BROADWATER  [1
    • Typicaly called Nellie
    Born 1837  Deep Creek (now extinct), Norfolk Co. (now Chesapeake Co.), VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 Oct 1877  20 Cliff Street, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • typhoid/dysentery
    Person ID I386  Cartwright
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2012 

    Family Charles Edward CARTWRIGHT,   b. 14 Mar 1839, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1877, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 1865  [5
    • This is Elvira's 2nd marriage.
    Census 02 Jul 1870  Boston Highlands, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Charles was a hardware merchant.
    Children 
     1. Frederic Gordon CARTWRIGHT,   b. 22 Dec 1865
     2. Charles Edward CARTWRIGHT,   b. 23 Dec 1867, Roxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Annie Maria CARTWRIGHT,   b. 27 Oct 1872, 20 Cliff Street, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F224  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. [S72] Mass Vital Records 1841-1910, NEHGS, Compiler: New England Historical Genealogical Society, (2004), 1898, Boston, vol 480, pg 249, ln 75; Annie Maria Cartwright marriage data accessed 17 Feb 2006.

    2. [S72] Mass Vital Records 1841-1910, NEHGS, Compiler: New England Historical Genealogical Society, (2004), 1877, Boston, vol 294, pg 228, ln 6101; Elvira O. (Cherry) Cartwright death data accessed 11 Aug 2006.
      Place of birth also recorded as Deep Creek, VA (Delmarva Peninsula) in family papers.

    3. [S3] Cartwright/Weld Family Bible, (2006), Deaths, pg 4; Nelly E Cartwright data.
      Forest Hills Cemetery Lot 2220 data identifies date of death as 26 Oct 1877

    4. [S72] Mass Vital Records 1841-1910, NEHGS, Compiler: New England Historical Genealogical Society, (2004), 1877, Boston, vol 294, pg 228, ln 6101; Elvira O. (Cherry) Cartwright death data accessed 11 Aug 2006.

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

    6. [S43] 1870 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), MA, Suffolk, Boston, wd14, sht 109, roll 648, pg 163, img 326, dwl 646, fam 923; Charles E. Cartwright household data accessed 11 Aug 2006.



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