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Wallace Fitzgerald CARTWRIGHT

Wallace Fitzgerald CARTWRIGHT

Male 1853 - 1942  (89 years)

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  • Name Wallace Fitzgerald CARTWRIGHT  [1
    Born 10 Feb 1853  Nantucket, Nantucket Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 25 Jun 1860  Nantucket, Nantucket Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 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).
    Residence Between 1869 and 1870  Cedar Street (near White), Haverhill, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Wallace is a clerk boarding with his older brother Edmund G.W. Cartwright and his family.
    Occupation Mar 1875  Salesman, Haverhill, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence Boston State Hospital, Mattapan, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Following the death of Lenora, Wallace returned to Massachusetts and admitted himself to the Boston State Hospital in Mattapan, MA. While at the hospital, Wallace often visited his nephew Charles W. Cartwright, Sr. and his niece Mary E. (Cartwright Freeman) Donovan. Family members recall his bushy moustache, skull cap, and warm smile. He was often heard chatting with nobody in particular but had an immediate answer should he be tasked with a mathematical calculation.
    Died 10 Dec 1942  [1
    Buried 18 Dec 1942  Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Charles W. Cartwright catacomb tomb on Rock Maple Avenue
    Person ID I642  Cartwright
    Last Modified 2 Mar 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  [7
    • 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  [3
    • 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 1 Lenora (Nola) S. SKINNER,   b. May 1865, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1941  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 30 Aug 1893  Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8
    • Wallace Cartwright, his son Edwin and daughter Amy relocated to Baltimore and married Lenora Skinner of that city.
    Census 12 Jul 1900  709 Fulton Avenue, Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Household includes: Wallace (47), Lenora S. (45), Edwin W. (25), & Amy H. (19). Wallace is an oill salesman. Edin is listed but also covered on the Military & Naval Forces census.
      Although Nola has given her correct date of birth (May 1965), she has "assumed" motherhood of the children by listing her age as 45 and two of three children living.
    Census 20 Apr 1910  1408 South 54th Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Oil and grease salesman.
    Census 08 Jan 1920  713 No. 63rd Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Oil Merchant
    Census 09 Apr 1930  911 N. 63rd Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Institution watchman.
    Family ID F214  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Ada (Addie) L. HUNT,   b. 1855, Providence, Providence Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Oct 1886, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 04 Aug 1874  Haverhill, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Census 17 Jun 1880  Pleasanton, Atascosa Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • Household includes Wallace F. (27), Addie L. (25), Edwin (3), & Wallace's brother Frederick H. (23). Wallace is a farmer.
    Children 
     1. Edwin Wallace CARTWRIGHT,   b. 28 Mar 1875, Haverhill, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Edward Hoyt CARTWRIGHT,   b. Abt 1877, Haverhill, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880  (Age ~ 2 years)
     3. Amy Hunt CARTWRIGHT,   b. 13 Jan 1881, Pleasanton, Atascosa Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F215  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Wallace Fitzgerald Cartwright 1853-1942
    Wallace Fitzgerald Cartwright 1853-1942
    Taken in his Baltimore back yard by nephew David J. Cartwright about 1904 (age 51). Is that a toupee - what's your guess?
    Wallace Fitzgerald Cartwright (1940)
    Wallace Fitzgerald Cartwright
    Taken about 1940 (age 87) during one of Wallace's weekend visits to Wareham.

    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.

    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. [S72] Mass Vital Records 1841-1910, NEHGS, Compiler: New England Historical Genealogical Society, (2004), 1853, Nantucket, vol 73, pg 189; Wallace F. Cartwright birth data accessed 22 May 2006..

    3. [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.

    4. [S80] Mass City Directories, Compiler: Ancestry.com, (The Generations Network, Inc, Provo, UT, 2011), Greenough's City Directory of Haverhill, Massachusetts 1869/1870, sect C, pg 30; Edmund G.W. Cartwright data accessed 15 Feb 2006.

    5. [S72] Mass Vital Records 1841-1910, NEHGS, Compiler: New England Historical Genealogical Society, (2004), 1875, Haverhill, vol 268, pg 217, ln 85; Edwin W. Cartwright birth data accessed 16 Feb 2006.

    6. [S1] Freeman Family Records.

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

    8. [S3] Cartwright/Weld Family Bible, (2006).

    9. [S44] 1900 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), MD, Baltimore, Baltimore, ED 234, sht 4B, roll 616, dwl 70, fam 87: Wallace F. cartwright household data accessed 13 Nov 2006.

    10. [S49] 1910 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), PA, Philadelphia Ward 40, ED 1038, Sheet 6A, Roll T624-1410, Pg 114.

    11. [S47] 1820 U.S. Census, Compiler: MyFamily.com Inc., (2005), ED 1201, Sheet 4B.

    12. [S46] 1830 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), ED 51-445, Sheet # 10A.

    13. [S72] Mass Vital Records 1841-1910, NEHGS, Compiler: New England Historical Genealogical Society, (2004), 1875, Haverhill, vol 262, pg 211, ln 105; Wallace Cartwright marriage data accessed 14 Nov 2006.

    14. [S48] 1880 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), Texas, Atascosa Cty, ED 3, pg 14, roll 1289, FHF 1255289, pg 296.2, ln 40, hse 122, fam 122; Wallace F. Cartwright household data accessed 21 Jan 2008.



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