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James Weld CARTWRIGHT, Sr

James Weld CARTWRIGHT, Sr

Male 1842 - 1910  (68 years)

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  • Name James Weld CARTWRIGHT, Sr  [1
    Suffix Sr 
    Born 03 Apr 1842  Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 12 Jun 1860  Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • James is a clerk.
    Milit-Beg 29 Aug 1862  Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Civil War - Union Army, Corporal.
    Event-Misc 12 Sep 1862  [4
    • Assigned to Company E, 44th Infantry Regiment Mass
    Event-Misc 01 Aug 1863  [5
    • Enlisted again and was promoted to Secondl Lieutenant in Company C, 56th Infantry Regiment Mass on 30 Jul 1863.
    Event-Misc 21 Nov 1863  [5
    • Promoted to Captain, Company C.
    Event-Misc 12 May 1864  [5
    • Wounded at Spotsylvania Court House, VA
    Event-Misc Apr 1865  [5
    • Wounded at Petersburg, VA
    Milit-End 12 Jul 1865  Alexandria (independent city), VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1890  488 Columbus Avenue, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Household includes: James Sr., Emily, and James Jr.
    Died 14 Oct 1910  151 Davis Avenue, Brookline, Norfolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Cause of death: Multiplel Sclerosis (40 yrs) & Chronic Cystitis (1 yr). James wife Emily would die by her own hand three days later.
    Buried 20 Oct 1910  Forest Hills Cemetery, Lot 2220, West Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Cremated remains (containers) of James Sr., James Jr., and their wives are purposely nestled together in crypt #9 of the Cartwright family tomb.
    Person ID I389  Cartwright
    Last Modified 29 Feb 2012 

    Father John William CARTWRIGHT, Sr.,   b. 08 Sep 1812, Nantucket, Nantucket Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1870, Nantucket, Nantucket Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Ellen Maria WELD,   b. 27 Jul 1814, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1873, 21 Warren Place, Boston (Roxbury), Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 05 Jun 1832  Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • ceremony performed by George Gay, Justice of The Peace.
    Census 25 Jun 1860  Nantucket, Nantucket Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Cartwright household includes: John (48), Ellen (46), Susan (24), Anne (23), Sarah (19), Edmund (16), Mary (13), Wallace (7), Fred (4), Susan's husband Philip H. Folger(33) and their son James Folger (2). John is a merchant.
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet

    Family Emily Julia AVERY,   b. 04 Oct 1840, Cincinnati, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1910, 151 Davis Avenue, Brookline, Norfolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married Dec 1867  Cincinnati, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 11
    Census 03 Jun 1880  12 Claremont Park, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Household includes: James Sr. (38), Emily (36), & James Jr. (12). James Sr. works for a fire insurance company. Note that Emily is fudging her age by three years.
    Census 02 Jun 1900  151 Davis Avenue, Brrokline, Norfolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Household includes: James (58) & Emily (58). James is an insurance agent.
    Census 18 Apr 1910  151 Davis Avenue, Brookline, Norfolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • Household includes: James (68) & Emily (68).
    Children 
     1. James Weld CARTWRIGHT, Jr,   b. 11 Oct 1868, Cincinnati, Oh Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1931  (Age 62 years)
    Family ID F227  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    James Weld Cartwright 1842-1910
    James Weld Cartwright - 1863
    About 1863 (age 21)
    James Weld Cartwright, Sr. 1842-1910
    James Weld Cartwright, Sr. 1842-1910
    Captain, Company C, 56th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts
    James Weld Cartwright, Sr, 1842-1910
    James Weld Cartwright, Sr, 1842-1910
    Source: Morse Genealogical Archive, a collection of art, photographs, and records passed down through generations of Welds, Cartwrights, and Morses.

    Documents
    Cartwright Correspondence
    Cartwright Correspondence
    Letter from Anne Eliza Cartwright to her brother John William Cartwright, Jr.
    Subject: Civil War activities of brother James Weld Cartwright, Sr. and fiance James M. Richardson, and other news of the family.
    James Weld Cartwright, Sr. Pension Application
    James Weld Cartwright, Sr. Pension Application
    James filed for a disability pension in August 1902 due to the wounds received during the Civil War battles at Spottsylvania and Petersburg. Considering his injuries, his rank, and his age when he filed, his pension was likely in the $16/month range (equivalent to about $250/mo in 2007).

    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.

    Histories
    Biography: Cartwright, James Weld, Sr.
    Biography: Cartwright, James Weld, Sr.
    b. 1842, d. 1910

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

    2. [S72] Mass Vital Records 1841-1910, NEHGS, Compiler: New England Historical Genealogical Society, (2004), 1910, Brookline, vol 25, pg 84; James W. Cartwright death data accessed 23 Jan 2008.

    3. [S42] 1860 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), MA, Suffolk, Boston, wd 4, sht 41, ln 34, roll 523, img 42; Alvin R. Page household data accessed Nov 2003.

    4. [S157] Civil War Soldiers, Historical Data Systems, Compiler: Historical Data Systems Kingston MA, (The Generations Network, Inc., Provo, UT, 1999), James W. Cartwright data accessed 14 Jan 2008.

    5. [S322] Civil War Regimental Histories 1861-1865, James B. Gardner, (Private Printing, 1887, Original Date, 1880), pg 276, Company E; James W. Cartwright data accessed 23 Aug 2006.

    6. [S20] City Directory, MA, Boston - 1890.

    7. [S72] Mass Vital Records 1841-1910, NEHGS, Compiler: New England Historical Genealogical Society, (2004), 1910, Brookline, vol 25, pg 84; James W.Cartwright death data accessed 13 Jan 2008.

    8. [S40] Forest Hills Cemetery, James Weld Cartwright Sr., Cartwright tomb, lot 2220; personal observation, David Freeman July 2006..

    9. [S3] Cartwright/Weld Family Bible, (2006), marriages pg 1, Cartwright/Weld data.

    10. [S42] 1860 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), MA, Nantucket, Nantucket, pg 129/761, roll 513, img 128, dwl 1092, fam 1250; John W. Catrwright household data accessed 25 Jan 2001.

    11. [S21] Barney, Compiler: Eliza Starbuck Barney, (2004).

    12. [S48] 1880 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), MA, Suffolk, Boston, ED 720, sht 8D, roll 558, FHL 1254558, pg 161D, img 0630, dwl 64, fam 82; James W. Cartwright household data accesses Nov 2003.

    13. [S44] 1900 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), MA, Norfolk, Brookline, ED 1020, sht 3A, roll 669, bk 1, pg 164, dwl 37, fam 37; James W. Cartwright household data accessed Nov 2003.

    14. [S49] 1910 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), MA, Norfolk, Brookline, ED 1154, sht 5B, roll 608, bk 1, pg 124B, dwl 58, fam 101; James W. Cartwright household data accessed Nov 2003.



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