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101 (Research):According to Roma Waterman, who probably got the information from Rosetta Verrochi, Nicholas Verrochi was married twice. His first wife was Rosa Massalena (in Rosetta's records it is spelled Mazzolini) His second wife was Crocifissa LaCivita whom he married in Stoughton, MA. MASSALENA, Rosa (I802)
102 (Research):According to the 1940 US Census, Mary completed four years of high school. SHEA, Alice Mary (I780)
103 (Research):According to the 1940 US census, William F. completed one year of college. CASHMAN, William Francis (I781)
104 (Research):Addie spent her last view years in a nursing home on the Cape. CASHMAN, Catherine Adeline "Addie" (I310)
105 (Research):Annie was still single at age 40. SWIFT, Anne "Annie" (I347)
106 (Research):Aug 24 (3 days ago) ---

I,  Ellen Lakin, used the account of Torkel to work on my husband Dan's family tree.  My husband, Daniel Whitney Packard, is Gorham's grandson. Dan was only 6 when Gorham died, But as a child spent time at Bay State Dredging and rode of the tugs with his grandfather. After Gorham's Death. Dan and his cousin, John Timothy, continued to go out on the tugs with Jack Roundtree(now deceased) who worked at Bay State for many years.  Jack was Gorham's son-in-law,  John Timothy(Tim's) father and Dan's Uncle.  Dan does not have any photos, but would look at the team photo and see if he could recognize Gorham. He would like to see the information you have. Dan thinks his cousin John Timothy Roundtree might have more information, we have lost contact with him. We will attempt to contact him.

I haven't been on the site for several years, but will attempt to give you permission.  Good luck with your search.
Ellen Larkin

Jack worked at Bay State Dredging for many years, according to his niece Ellen Larkin. Jack would take Dan Packard out on the Bay State tugs when he was a boy.

In 1948, the Boston City Directory listed John S. Rowntree's wife as (Amy) and his home town as Lexington.

He died January 3, 1992 of natural causes. He was living at 428 Tortoise View Circle in Satellite Beach, Florida. Mr. Rowntree was a marine engineer and former owner of Bay State Dredging Co., Boston. Born in Boston, he moved to Central Florida in 1988. A Protestant, he was also a member of the Lions Club and Rotary Club, North Reading, Mass., and the Engineers Club, Boston. Survivors: son, J. Timothy Rowntree, Satellite Beach; sister, Emily Lewis, Framingham Center, Mass.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. 
ROWNTREE, John S. "Jack" (I1334)
107 (Research):Branford, CT, probate clerk said that "James I. Cashman" died on 27 Jan 1894 and that the volume containing his record was moved to the CT State Library in Hartford. (Volume 12) CASHMAN, James Timothy (I190)
108 (Research):Check out: MOORE, George (I1736)
109 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I256)
110 (Research):CONFLICT:
The estimated birth year of 1813 makes no sense if Mary died in 1895 at age 60. At least one of these numbers is wrong. 
COFFEY, Mary A. (I968)
111 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1610)
112 (Research):Donaghmore marriage registers (1843-1870) state that Patrick Connors married Mary Cashman in 1848, but there is no way of knowing for sure if this is the same Mary Cashman that was born to Denis and Johanna Cashman in 1823. However, the fact that the marriage took place in Donaghmore and that one of the witnesses was Jeremiah Cashman and the other William Herlihy, may indicate that this is the correct Mary Cashman, especially as her mother's surname was Herlehy. -- Eileen O'Byrne, B.A., B.L., A.P.G.I., 6 Feb 2001 CASHMAN, Mary (I222)
113 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1929)
114 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1930)
115 (Research):Excerpts from H. Hobart Holly research report to Martha Reardon dated, August 11, 1990:

(1) Around 1880, Bartolomew Reardon started giving his name as Bartholomew W. Reardon.

(2) There is no record of Bartholomew Reardon having served in the Civil War from Massachusetts, nor was he a member of the Paul J. Revere Post, G. A. R. in Quincy.

(3) Unable to find record of the marriage of Bartholmew and Catherine in Massachusetts circa 1868. Suspects marriage was in Concord, NH, where Reardon may have lived before coming to Quincy. The difference in ages suggests that it may have been his second marriage.

(4) From his age, it would be easy to assume that Bartholmew Reardon or Rierdon came from Ireland in the potato famine migration. There is however the strong possibility that as a skilled stonecutter he came later to practice his trade.

(5) He was a man of means when he came to Quincy in 1867.

(6) His naturalization record would give the date of his oming to this country. 
REARDON, Bartholomew William (I111)
116 (Research):Francis' middle name of Edward was obtained from the Ancestry tree of Steven Verrochi. VERROCHI, Francis Edward (I64)
117 (Research):Gertrude's brother's obit implies that her maiden name was Blasser, not Hallett.

BLASSER, ROBERT F.: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

St. Petersburg Times (FL) - Friday, May 8, 1998
Deceased Name: BLASSER, ROBERT F.
BLASSER, ROBERT F., 87, of Largo, died Tuesday (May 5, 1998) at home. He was born in Boston and came here in 1970 from Belmont, Mass. He retired as a coordinator for Western Electric in Boston. He was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Largo, and the Tampa Police Pistol and Rifle Club. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Grace L.; a brother, Richard, Melbourne; and a sister, Gertrude Cashman, Indialantic.

Page: 4; 3; 9; 9; 9B
Copyright (c) 1998 St. Petersburg Times 
BLASSER, Gertrude (I733)
118 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1386)
119 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1120)
120 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1123)
121 (Research):I believe he was previously married twice.
First to Margaret Kuld on 2 Jun 1915
Second to Enna Nelson between 1920 and 1927, who died in the 1940's and Margaret Kuld. 2 Jun 1915. 
MODEWEG, Carl Diederich (I1725)
122 (Research):In 1893, William Cashman met with a serious accident. He was superintending a blast which he fired and then got behind a rock to shield himself. The force of the blast threw the rock over onto him injuring his spine and arm and it is thought also injuring him internally. He was taken to his home on Cross street and Dr. Shehan summoned who pronounced his injuries of a very serious nature.

In 1894, William Cashman was building a railroad in Ipswich. In 1898, William Cashman placed a bid of $18, 822 for the Quincy sewer system.

In 1899, William Cashman placed a bid of $15, 852.20 for 10,000 feet of sewer at Wollaston.

In 1904, William Cashman has received the contract for building a sewer at Hyde Park.

When asked to name an intimate friend on his Forester insurance application, he chose his brother, John Cashman.

The William Cashman Coal Company Inc. was dissolved in 1931. 
CASHMAN, William E. (I192)
123 (Research):In 1907, John J. Spence and William H. Spence ran a leather remnants company called John Spence & Co. It was located in Rockland at 350 Plain Street. (Source: 1907 Rockland Directory) SPENCE, William Henry (I827)
124 (Research):In 1940, Paul and Barbara Leverentz lived next door to Walter and Emma Scott. This Walter was born in Louisiana. Is he connected to Marvin's family? JENSEN, Barbara Meta (I1594)
125 (Research):In 1940, Paul and Barbara Leverentz lived next door to Walter and Emma Scott. This Walter was born in Louisiana. Is he connected to Marvin's family? LEVERENTZ, Paul William (I1593)
126 (Research):In the 1926 Burlington Business Directory, James E. Cashman is listed under the following headings: CARPENTERS, CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS; CONTRACTORS; FURNITURE AND PIANO MOVING; MARINE EQUIPMENT, p. 457; PAINTS AND OILS, p. 463; STOREHOUSES, p. 469; TRUCKING AND EXPRESS, p. 471.

In 1922 the family of James E. Cashman was listed as living at 87 College Street.
In 1923 the family of James E. Cashman was listed as living at 109 Summit Street. 
CASHMAN, James Eugene Sr. (I452)
127 (Research):In the Boston Globe article describing her wedding, Mary was described as "one of the best known and most estimable young women of the West Quincy district."
Their summer home was located at 16 Poplar Avenue in the Post Island section of Houghs Neck. 
CASHMAN, Mary Agnes "Minnie" (I670)
128 (Research):In the Boston Globe article describing his wedding, Daniel was described as "one of the leading physicians of the city." REARDON, Daniel Bartholomew (I771)
129 (Research):It is believed that Michael F. Shea was the brother of William Shea because:
1) a death notice printed in the Quincy Patriot on 18 Jul 1891 stated that Micahel Shea was a brother of the late William Shea
2) Michael's death record says that he was born in Ireland and that his parents were Michael and Catherine, the same names as William's parents
3) when William Shea's son Michael E. Shea was baptized in 1867, one of the godparents was Michael Shea
4) the 1868 Quincy city directory states that Michael Shea, stone cutter, boards with William Shea on Common Street
5) the 1870 Quincy city directory states that Michael Shea, stone cutter, boards with William Shea on Common Street

There are several birth dates for Michael F. Shea:
         1843 - obtained from his death record and his headstone
         1844 - obtained from the 1880 US Census
         1845 - obtained from his marriage record
June 1848 - obtained from his Naturalization record 
SHEA, Michael F. (I825)
130 (Research):It is suggested that she died either in Rockland or NC. DONAHER, Mary Reardon (I895)
131 (Research):James H. Dalton Jr is buried in location 80-C of Sandwich Cemetary Cedarville. DALTON, James Henry Jr. (I1131)
132 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I607)
133 (Research):LIST OR MANIFEST OF ALIEN PASSENGERS FOR THE UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION OFFICER AT PORT OF ARRIVAL -- S. S. AUGUSTUS, Passengers sailing from NAPLES, Febr 2nd, 1929, Arriving at port of NEW YORK, Feb 12, 1929

Line 1: VITA DI PLACIDO MARINUCCI, age 40, married, housewife, unable to read or write, speaks Italian, Nationality=Italian, born in Sulmona, visa # 6103 N.Q. issued at Naples on 31 Jan 1929, last permanent address was Sulmona, permanently joining husband DOMENICO at 200 Magnolia Street in Dorchester, Mass, height 5' 5", hair brown, eyes brown, no marks

Line 2: son, GUERINO MARINUCCI, age 13, single, able to read and write, speaks Italian, Nationality=Italian, born in Sulmona, visa # 6105 N.Q. issued at Naples on 31 Jan 1929, last permanent address was Sulmona, permanently joining father DOMENICO at 200 Magnolia Street in Dorchester, Mass,

Line 3: son, ARMANDO MARINUCCI, age 8, single, unable to read or write, speaks Italian, Nationality=Italian, born in Sulmona, visa #6106 N.Q. issued at Naples on 31 Jan 1929, last permanent address was Sulmona, permanently joining father DOMENICO at 200 Magnolia Street in Dorchester, Mass,

Line 4: daughter, ANNA MARINUCCI, age 16, single, housewife, able to read and write, speaks Italian, Nationality=Italian, born in Sulmona, visa #6104 N.Q. issued at Naples on 31 Jan 1929, last permanent address was Sulmona, permanently joining father DOMENICO at 200 Magnolia Street in Dorchester, Mass, height 5' 5", hair brown, eyes brown, no marks

ADELINA MARINUCCI is the nearest relative residing in Sulmona. She is Vita's daughter and the sister of Guerino, Armando and Anna. 
MARINUCCI, Anna (I1160)
134 (Research):Marion F Cashman married in Boston in 1940 vol 22 page 412 CASHMAN, Marion Frances (I464)
135 (Research):Miss White was an accomplished soloist. WHITE, Mary Frances A. (I333)
136 (Research):MIT Class of 1933 (same class as Henry A. Cashman) CASHMAN, Captain John Joseph Jr. (I891)
137 (Research):N425
Name                     JOHN NELLIGAN
Address                WEYMOUTH
Certificate No.      24-222
Court                      USDC BOSTON MASS.
Country of birth   IRELAND
Birthdate               JUNE 15, 1826
Naturalization      October 22 1856

Petitions 1856 vol 24
Image 442 of 721

The townland of Gurteen is on the Dingle peninsula of Co. Kerry, in the Catholic Parish of Annascaul. The northern part of the townland is in the civil parish of or Ballynacourty. The southern part of the townland is in the civil parish of Ballinvoher. 
NELLIGAN, John (I926)
138 (Research):On 13 Oct 1898 Catherine E. Berry Shea married Daniel J. Falvey who was born 1865. Is this Daniel the brother of Hannah Falvey? BERRY, Catherine "Kate" (I1194)
139 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1099)
140 (Research):People Finders lists someone named Valentine Cashman whose birth date is 20 Oct 1921. This person lived at 21 Langley Cir Unit 2, Quincy, MA 02170. Raquel Cashman (DOB 26 Fe 1932) also lived at this address so I believe that Valentine Cashman was the same person as George William Cashman. CASHMAN, George William (I887)
141 (Research):POSSIBLE CONFLICT :: On James and Catherine's marriage record, the witnesses are listed as Denis Long and Denis Cashman. Are these two men the fathers of the bride and groom or some other relation? If they are the fathers, then there is a conflict, because Catherine's father is listed as John Long on her death record. LONG, John (I658)
142 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I362)
143 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1598)
144 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1389)
145 (Research):See attached sources. SCOTT, Ernest Peck (I1217)
146 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1100)
147 (Research):See attached sources. MURPHY, Edward F. (I392)
148 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I18)

1940s-2011. 5 boxes (3.5 linear feet)

Ranging from an autobiographical account that outlines his development as an activist (prepared in anticipation of a trial for conspiracy charges under the Smith Act) to drafts and notes relating to his book Giving Them Hell, the Sidney Lipshires Papers offers an overview of his role in the Communist Party and as a labor organizer. The collection also contains his testimony in a 1955 public hearing before the Special Commission to Study and Investigate Communism and Subversive Activities, photographs, and biographical materials.

Subjects: Communism--United States--History. Communists--Massachusetts. Labor movement--United States--History--20th century. Labor unions--United States--Officials and employees--Biography. Contributors Lipshires, Sidney. Types of material Photographs. Call no.: MS 730 View related collections: Civil rights, Cold War culture, Communism & Socialism, Labor, Massachusetts (West), Photographs, Political activism, Social change, World War II :: No Comments (Source= 
LIPSHIRES, Sidney (I442)
150 (Research):Still not married at age 35 (1930 Census).

Reasons why I think Eleanor Leverentz married Theodore Gose:

1) Eleanor's mother Sophia, died at 8209 Escanaba Street.
2) The informant on Eleanor's mother's death certificate was Theodore F. Gose.
3) Theodore and Eleanor Gose lived at 8209 Escanaba in 1935 and 1940 according to US Census.
4) A 1969 Chicago obituary lists Theodore F. Gose as married to Eleanor, nee Leverentz. 
LEVERENTZ, Eleanor D. (I1694)
151 (Research):The 1928 Cambridge city directory lists a James E. Cashman Jr who lives at Boston and is a student at M.I.T. Could this be the same James E. Cashman Jr.? CASHMAN, James Eugene Jr. (I467)
152 (Research):The book, "Historical sketch of the city of Quincy (the granite city): illustrated souvenir," by The Fraternal Order of Elks, highlights the activities that William T. Shea most likely would have been involved in as a member of the Quincy Elks from its founding in 1904 until his death in 1913.


1905 : First Memorial Service, Sunday, December 3. 1906 : Responds to Cry for Help from stricken San Francisco. [famous earthquake and fire] 1906 : June 14 - Flag Day. 1907 : First Grand Charity Ball - February 11 - and held annually thereafter till the entry of the United States in the World War, 1917. 1907 : Dedication of Elks First Home on Foster Street - April 19. 1907 : Reception to Mayor and Officials of the City of Salem on occasion of the launching of the destroyer "Salem" built at Fore River. 1907 : First Grand Carnival held-first week in October-Entertained on Governor's Night, Governor Curtis Guild and staff 1907 : Inaugurated custom of giving Christmas baskets to needy families within jurisdiction-December 24. 1908 : Responds to call for assistance when fire destroys greater part of Chelsea. 1908 : Quincy Elks Baseball team wins championship of City Fraternal League. 1909 : Reception to officers of the battleship "New Jersey," built at Fore River, and just returned from famous trip around the world. Lodge presented with emblem done in gold on silk in Japan.
by 18 Jun 1892, William T. Shea was an ex-Councilman. 
SHEA, William Thomas (I675)
153 (Research):THE CITY RECORD Thursday, September 27, 1900 page 5838 POLICE DEPARTMENT At a meeting of the Police Board of the Police Department of The City of New York, held on the 14th day of September, 100.The Chief of Police Patrolman Luke J. Cashman, from Twenty-fourth Precinct to Thirty-first Precinct. [The 24th Precinct is at 151 West 100th Street in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The 31st Precinct is no longer extant.] (There were mentions of other Cashmans in this report: a firefighter named John J. Cashman, a patrolman named William E. Cashman 74th Prec. to 72nd Prec., a fire dept employee named Edward J. Cashman.) ============================================================== The City of New York LAW DEPARTMENT REPORT for YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1905. John J. Delany, Corporation Counsel NEW YORK: MARTIN B. BROWN COMPANY, PRINTERS AND STATIONERS, Nos. 49 to 57 Park Place. 1906. --- Schedule 1. CERTIORARI AND MANDAMUS. page 588 Court.=Supreme, Kings Co. Register and Folio.=35/235 When Commenced.=July 14, 1902 Title of Action.=Cashman, Luke J. (ex rel.), vs. John N. Partirdge, etc.. Nature of Action.=Certiorari to review dismissal from Police Department. --- Schedule 3. REPORT OF COURT WORK DURING THE QUARTER-TRIALS, ARGUMENTS OF APPEALS AND MOTIONS, REFERENCES, HEARINGS BEFORE COMMISSIONERS, ETC. Court of Appeals page 662 Register and Folio.=35/235 TItle of Action.=People ex rel. Luke J. Cashman vs. J. N. Partridge Nature of Action.=Certiorari to review dismissal from Police Department Disposition.=Argued; decision reserved. J. D. Bell for the City. "Determination affirmed with costs." --- Schedule 4. JUDGMENTS, ORDERS AND DECREES ENTERED. Judgments Entered in Favor of the City During the Year Page 714 Register and Folio= 35 / 235 Judgment Debtor.= Luke J. Cashman Judgment Creditor.= J. N. Partridge Cause of Action.= Certiorari to review dismissal from Police Department Amount.= $66.60 ============================================================== THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: A Statement of Facts Published by The City Club of New York, October, 1903 APPENDIX I STATEMENT SHOWING THE MEN DISMISSED FROM THE FORCE DURING THE YEAR 1902, THE CHARGE UPON WHICH THEY WERE DISMISSED, THE DATES OF DISMISSAL AND CERTIORARI, ETC. page 81 Rank=Patrolman Name=Luke J. Cashman Precinct=15 Date of Complaint=June 11 Date Dismissed Force=July 8 Nature of Complaint=Assaulted Patrolman Williams Date Certiorari=Aug. 7 Status Certiorari=Pending ============================================================== REPORTS OF CASES HEARD AND DETERMINED IN THE APPELLATE DIVISION OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. VOLUME CVI. 1905 Publshed J. B. Lyon Company, Albany, N.Y. --- DECISIONS IN CASES NOT REPORTED. THIRD DEPARTMENT, JUNE, 1905 [VOL. 106] page 614 The People of the State of New York ex rel. Luke J. Cashman, Relator, v. John N. Partridge, as Police Commissioner of the City of New York, Respondent. - Determination confirmed with costs. No opinion. Hirschberg, P. J., Bartlett, Woodward and Rich, JJ., concurred; Jenks, J., dissented. ==============================================================
The NYC death index listed a Luke Cashman who died on 19 Aug 1952 so I mailed a request for the death certificate to the NYC Office of Vital Records in the Department of Public Health and Mental Hygiene in October 2019. It arrived on 15 Feb 2020 but it might not be for the right Luke Cashman. The listed birthplace [Ireland], marital state [single] and name of father [Luke Cashman] are all incorrect. But, the informant was not a family member, it was an administrator at the Hall of Records at Bellevue Hospital. If Luke died without friends or family nearby, there wouldn't have been anyone who could provide his correct data. 
CASHMAN, Luke J. (I191)
154 (Research):The death certificate of Hildegard Leverentz lists her father's name as Ernest Maina instead of Rudolph Meina. The informant for this information was Hildegard's daughter, Ruth. I suspect that Ruth confused her grandmother's name (Ernestina) with her grandfather's name. Ruth stated that she did not know the name of her grandmother. The accuracy of Ruth's testimony is suspect. MEINA, Rudolph (I1700)
155 (Research):The largest Pomeranian cities are Szczecin, Koszalin, Slupsk and Stargard Szczecinski in Poland, and Stralsund and Greifswald in Germany.
RE: St. James German Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chicago (site of marriage of Henry & Sophia)
Marge Olson posted on 16 Nov 2005: I went to this church on Chicago's near north side and it was wonderful. They are so helpful and bring you the appropo books and let you sit and copy whatever info you find in writing or will photocopy if you need it. It is in German but most in a clear writing. I found a wealth of info there, ie on the death of a great grandfather and where he was buried, where he came from in Germany. Also another gr. grandfather who was married there a second time (widower) and where he came from in Germany. Call the church and make arrangements on when to go. 
LEVERENTZ, Henry W. (I1690)
156 (Research):The perambulation book in the Land Valuation Office shows Denis Cashman among the evicted tent ants of Donoughmore. In 1850, one Denis Cashman held a house on Lackenshoneen in Carrigrohane Beg (Catholic Inniscarra parish). Searches in the Valuation office cancellation books showed Denis as the listed occupier until 1897 when he was replaced by one, William Flynn. "This makes it unlikely that he was Denis, father of James (b. 1819), but he may have been James's brother, Denis (b. 1821). James' father Denis would have been 96-106 years old by 1896. James' brother, Denis, would have been 76 in 1896." -- Eileen O'Byrne, B.A., B.L., A.P.G.L., 29 Oct 2001

The Lackenshoneen record states that Denis lived in a house leased from Benjamin Cross on land leased by Benjamin Cross from Philip Cross.

In a descendant report that was found amid Jay's genealogy files, Denis' wife is listed as Mary Moynehan, but there is no source citation to back it up. Eileen O'Byrne, B.A., B.L., A.P.G.L. located a record showing the marriage of a Denis Cashman to Mary Moynahan of Dunour townland but found it inconclusive because it did not contain any information about their origins. In her report of 29 Oct 2001, Eileen opined that without that information, it is not possible to confirm that this is the right Denis. 
CASHMAN, Denis (I221)
157 (Research):There was a Jeremiah Philpot that was baptised on 7 Nov 1848 in the parish of Banteer, Co. Cork. His parents were Luke Philpot and Mary Long. Their residence was Lagtann. Sponsors were Pat Buckley and Johanna Murphy. Parish variant to Banteer is Clonmeen.

Source: Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915 on 
PHILPOTT, Jeremiah (I1927)
158 (Research):There was an Eleanor Katherine Cashman who was a member of the Simmons College Class of 1923. Is this our girl?
Created by: Paulette Sampson
Record added: May 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70407249

Dau of James Eugene Cashman 1876-1931 & Ada S [James] Cashman 1875-1958.
She was born in Braintree, Mass but the family soon moved to Vermont and established the Family Homestead @ 396 S Union St, Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont.
Eleanor was employed for many years by the US VETRANS BUREAU and enjoyed traveling to Europe and went to the Panama Canal Zone as well.
She married late in life to Mr Prunier and divorced him later.
Eleanor died in Columbine Methodist Hospital after 3 days of pneumonia and had been diagnosed with Senile Dementia.

Lakeview Cemetery
Chittenden County
Vermont, USA 
CASHMAN, Eleanor Katherine (I465)
159 (Research):Thomas O'Shea
Certificate No 66-184  USDC Boston, Mass.
Born in Ireland obn March 27 1848
Naturalized on October 30, 1872 
O'SHEA, Thomas (I824)
160 (U.S. Consulate) Buenos Aires, Argentina BENDERSKY, Raquel (I300)
161 1201 Balcom Avenue, Bronx, NY 10465 Source (S220)
162 137 Cross Street CASHMAN, John (I180)
163 24 Washington Street CASHMAN, Anna Beatrice (I671)
164 286 Moose Hill Road VERROCHI, Rose (I1056)
165 35 Codman Park WHITNEY, Gorham Horatio (I1349)
166 360 pages Source (S10)
167 54 Common Street REARDON, Bartholomew William (I111)
168 950 East 149th Street MCKENNA, Francis Felix (I597)
169 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1103)

James Eugene Cashman was born in Quincy on May 22, 1876 and spent his first 31 years in his native city learning the contracting business from his father, John Cashman. When John won a contract to repair the Burlington breakwater in 1903, his son James, went to Vermont to oversee the job. By 1905, James was winning contracts under his own name. James settled in Burlington with his wife Ada James and their five children and set about the work of constructing many of Burlington's principal buildings and bridges, including Burlington's City Hall, Memorial Auditorium and the Winooski Bridge. After his father died in 1913, James became general manager and treasurer of Bay State Dredging & Contracting, during which time he oversaw the construction of important projects such as the Bellevue Hill water tower in West Roxbury, the high-level sewers at Needham, the Metropolitan Park Boulevard in Quincy and dredging associated with the Boston Army Supply Base. James was New England director for the Associated General Contractors of America, an organization which instituted an annual award in his name. At the time of his death on February 24, 1931, he owned the largest contracting business in Vermont. 
CASHMAN, James Eugene Sr. (I452)

Alice Cashman DeRuisseau was born in Hyde Park and raised in East Milton. She was educated in the Milton school system and graduated from the Vesper George School of Art in Boston. She became fashion illustrator for Jay's, a specialty shop for women in Boston, an illustrator for several newspapers in Boston and for Cherry & Webb in Lowell and Lawrence. During the war years she did free-lance illustrating for several local stores. For many years prior to her retirement, Mrs. DeRuisseau was employed by the ANDOVER TOWNSMAN in the production department where she used her artistic skills in producing and designing advertisements. She was widely known in art circles for the intricate gold leaf tole designs which she created in her atelier, a talent which gave her much enjoyment. Mr. and Mrs. DeRuisseau, who have lived on Tower Hill for 47 years, recently celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary. She was a life member of the Lawrence General Hospital Aid Association and one of her great pleasures was family membership in the North Cove Yacht Club at Big Island Pond, where they all enjoyed sailing. 
CASHMAN, Alice Mary (I920)

Ann "Deeter" Leich Reardon of Hingham passed away on Wednesday, August 30, surrounded by her family and her pastor at St. Paul's Church, just as they finished singing the old Latin hymn "In paradisum…" "may the angels lead you into paradise." She would have celebrated her 93rd birthday on Sunday, September 3. A kind and generous and loving person, Ann was born in Evansville Indiana to Herbert and Marcella (Jacobi) Leich. She grew up in a family full of music, and German traditions, like Christmas cookie baking. For 37 years, she baked German Christmas cookies with three generations of cousins, most recently at a Bed and Breakfast in Vermont last December. Over the years she kept her earliest friendships, with friends, and with her fifteen first cousins, including Martha Leich Parkhurst of Baltimore, and John Foster Leich of Cornwall Connecticut. Her early schooling was unconventional, including an "open air" school, where the windows were kept open, and children wore Eskimo suits during their classes. She attended Wellesley College for a year, but transferred to the National College of Education in Chicago to finish her degree, due to the financial pressures on her family from the depression. There she worked as a elementary school teacher for families, including the Farm School. Her first grade class was responsible for tending six sheep, the second grade goats, and the third grade a pony. Classes reflected the farm interests. The first graders also sheared and carded wool. There she played the recorder in small ensembles with the Dushkin family. This included a concert for Igor Stravinsky. She met her late husband, Paul Cashman Reardon, an Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, through friends in Chicago on the day he finished his bar exam. They met in 1935, and were married in 1939. Meanwhile, she taught, and traveled. In 1937, she joined her brother, composer Roland Leich, on a 2000-mile bicycle trip to England and Germany during the Nazi period. He had won the Bearns Prize for composition, and had invited his sister to join him. Their trip included trips to music festivals, and a transfer of papers and ownership in a family business to German cousins, which was dangerous, since it went against Nazi instructions to those with property in foreign countries. Other trips included kayaking down the Thames in folding kayaks with her Hingham friend Helen Ingram, a 10,000-mile 6-week cross-country camping trip with her two families, including four adults and seven children, and several trips with her husband to Great Britain and Australia when he participated in the AngloAmerican Legal Exchanges. She was famous for her brownies, which she baked as gifts for family members and friends. Cardinal Cushing declared in a letter that these were "heavenly brownies". More recently she delivered a box of brownies to the Hingham Fire Department after they fixed her flat tire, and, later, after they picked her up after a fall, and taken her home. It was the Hingham Fire Department that took her to South Shore Hospital after she suffered a stroke last Friday. Her granddaughters Lottie and Polly have learned her recipe, and are continuing her traditions After her marriage, she and her husband moved to Quincy. They had five children, two of whom predeceased her. She lost her three-year old son, Bobby, in an automobile accident, and her daughter Jane Reardon Labys in the crash of TWA 800. She brought her kindergarten and first grade skills to her old neighborhood, and children loved painting on easels in the family backyard. Ann Reardon was also known for her photographs. Her interest started when she won the silver badge for photography from the St. Nicholas Magazine when she was 10. Over the years she chronicled her family, making scrapbooks and albums for more distant family members. In Quincy, she and her husband were active in the community. This included their involvement with the Community Chest and Red Feather, her Presidency of the Quincy League of Women Voters, her directorships at the Eventide Home, the Quincy Public Library, the South Shore YMCA (where she was honored with the Hodgkinson Award for her volunteer work, and her Presidency of the Quincy Homemakers, now part of Partners VNA. She was also a Cub Scout den mother for her sons, and their friends. She was a model for her sister-in-law, artist Mary Reardon, and she and her son Tom were the Madonna and Child for a holy card for the Carroll Center for the Blind in the 1940s. After she and her husband moved to Hingham in 1962, they became active in that community, including the Committee to Save Worlds End, and the Trustees of Reservations. She was a founding director of the South Shore Conservatory, some 36 years ago. She kept up her interests in the societies she was part of, including the Pilgrim Society, the Quincy Historical Society and the Hingham Historical Society. She was a member of the Union Club of Boston. Until the VNA Unique Boutique closed its doors this summer, she was an active volunteer there, as well as a Minister of Welcome at St. Paul's Church in Hingham. She also enjoyed her volunteer work with the Hingham Historical Society's Old Ordinary. She was a founding member of the Ann Harvard Society. She served Meals on Wheels into her 80s, driving lunches to senior citizens who were 10 years younger than she. She continued to play in recorder ensembles over the years, and was occasionally called upon to perform for occasions on the South Shore. One Christmas she and her quartet performed in the bay window of Talbot's in Hingham Square, and at the Forbes Museum in Milton. Ann Reardon was a Boston Symphony subscriber, and had enjoyed the bus trips from the South Shore to Boston. Last month she traveled to Tanglewood to hear her daughter Martha sing with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus in the Mozart Requiem. Her calendar was legendary, and her nieces, nephews and friends would hear from her at birthdays and holiday times. Her family enjoyed summers at Boot Pond in Plymouth, where the family still owns a cottage. She would have celebrated her 93rd birthday on Sunday, September 3, and the family is planning to celebrate her on that day. Over the years, her husband's law clerks and judicial and legal associates became her friends as well, and she would assist her husband in his law clerk reunions, or testing fish chowder recipes for his "Fish Chowder Case" opinion, or cleaning up after his encounters with beach-plum jelly making She loved Hummels, angels, Mozart, Christmas and chocolate, and classical music. She had recently enjoyed participating in a memoir class at the Hingham Senior Center, which gave her the opportunities to pull together her early memories. In recent months, she had become more frail, but loved to visit the village coffee shops and restaurants, and to see the children coming from classes at the Community Center. She was young at heart, and beloved by her extended family and friends. She leaves her daughter Martha Bewick of Hingham, son David C. Reardon of Haymarket Virginia, and Thomas P. Reardon of Newton and their spouses, five grandchildren and their spouses, three step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She learned while in the hospital that her grandson and his wife were expecting a new child, which gave her joy. She leaves two first cousins, Martha Leich Parkhurst of Towson Maryland, and John Foster Leich of Cornwall Connecticut, and many young cousins, nieces and nephews and their children, and many many loving friends. Her granddaughter said "she always represented happiness to me."  [Source: Keohane Funeral Home web site]

Family lore says that when Ann's 3-yr old son, Robert, was killed by an automobile, Ann went over to comfort the hysterical driver of the car, who was a daughter of the founder of Grossman's. [Source: John Curran, conversation 26 Nov 2012]
I wouldn't say the neighbor was "hysterical", and wouldn't use that word. My mother went over to her home to comfort her, and tell her that there was nothing she could have done since Bobby had run out into the street. I don't know that she was related to the Grossmans. [Source: Martha Bewick, e-mail recieved 3 Oct 2016] 
LEICH, Ann L. "Deeter" (I775)

Denis Cashman was most likely born in the late 1700's. He married Johanna Herlighy before 1817. They had at least seven children together, seven of which have baptismal records in the Register of Donaghmore Parish, Cork, Ireland. Those seven children were John born 5 January 1817 (sponsors Cornelius Herlighy and Julia McCarthy), Denis born 1 March 1821 (sponsors Cornelius Hanigan and Mary Reardon), Mary born 4 April 1823 (sponsors Michael Herlighy and Julia Shea), Cornelius born 20 April 1828 (sponsors John Cashman and Johanna Kellher), Timothy Cashman born 23 November 1830 (sponsors Johanna Connor and John Connor) died 6 July 1857 in South Scituate MA, and John Cashman b. 30 August 1833 (sponsors John Cashman and Mary Cashman). A baptismal record for their son James Cashman has not been found but James's naturalization records state he was born in North Pluckanes, Donaghmore, Cork, Ireland on 2 Feb 1820 and his death record states his parents as Denis Cashman and Hannah. The Tithe Applotment Book for Donaghmore Parish in the Diocese of Cloyne, lists John and Denis Cashman renting 56.5 acres in Pluckanes townland from a Thomas G. French Esquire in 1826. It is not known when or where Johanna and Denis died.

The Strong Farmer

According to one definition, a "strong farmer" was a tenant who leased 30 acres or more from the landlord. By that definition, Denis Cashman would have been considered a "strong farmer" even if he shared the lease with John Cashman.

"Paintings of prosperous farmhouses, occupied by so-called strong farmers, were created by artists like John George Mulvany and Tom Semple in the 1830s and by Aloysius O'Kelly and Margaret Allen in the decades after mid-century. These images depict homes of tenants who may have occupied substantial rental holdings. We see evidence of multi-roomed and two-storied dwellings, plentiful food, paved (non-earthen) floors, carefully crafted furnishings, ample utensils and crockery, and of costly items such as glass windows, mirrors, or wax candlesticks. Such details counter widespread misperceptions that all Irish tenants lived in poverty. Yet the Irish images depicting comfortable tenant farmers convey little sense of the abundance, even opulence, apparent in many seventeenth-century Dutch genre paintings that influenced nineteenth-century artists. Operating within a land system denying security of tenure, even prosperous Irish farmers might have been wary of improving the appearance of their households for fear of rent increases and subsequent threats of eviction." [Source credit:]

According to a Griffith's Valuation perambulation book dated September 5, 1850, Denis Cashman held four lots in the townland of Bunkilla totalling 47 acres 2 roods and 33 perches (47.70625 acres). These lots were variably described as "kind cold rushy pasture", "kind tillage and pasture, part exposed steep and worn", "steep, uneven, poor slaty soil, exposed." Structures upon the land at the time included a house, outbuildings, an unoccupied house and a vacant house. The total value of the holding was estimated to be 26 pounds, 2 shillings and 6 pence. Some time after the townland was perambulated by the estimator, all the immediate lessors of the townland, including Denis Cashman, were evicted and turned out by the head landlord, Henry Wise Esq., who owned the entire Townland. He threw down some of the tenants houses. Some of the tenants were promised their land again. We have no way of knowing whether or not Denis was one of the lucky ones. 
CASHMAN, Denis (I634)

Edward F. Murphy, was born in Scituate, MA, on Nov. 14, 1870, and graduated from the high school there in June 1887. He had taken a special minor course of the curriculum in engineering and surveying with the intention of entering the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. On the day of his graduation, he noticed an advertisement in the Boston papers calling for a boy to work as rodman, and applied bright and early the next morning, was selected from ten other boys.

He entered the Boston Public Works Department as a rodman in the city surveying department at the wage of $1 per day.

He remained in this capacity for four years, being promoted to the sewer service at $2.50 a day in 1891. Three years later he was again promoted to a high rank in the same service at $3.50 a day.  He was selected in 1897 as an engineer at $6 a day, leaving the city service in [illegible] to work on underground telephone conduit construction, which he continued until 1901, when he returned to his $6 a day job as district engineer.

In 1903, he married.

In 1905, he became a member of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers.

In 1907 he went to Cuba on a leave of absence to act as consulting engineer for the Hugh J. Riley Construction Company of New York at $6000 a year.

At the expiration of this $3,000,000 contract, he passed a civil service examination for government engineers in the Irrigation and Reclamation Service, but returned to the city services because of his permanent home and friends in Dorchester.

He also took the Massachusetts Civil Service Commission examination for head of the sewer division on "general principals" as he explained it, and now stands within one of the head of the list for appointment as a deputy superintendent of engineering.

In March of 1914, Mayor Curley fired five men and combined their jobs into one whose title was Engineer In Charge. Curley appointed Edward F. Murphy to this position and increased his salary from $2400 to $3500 a year. In January of 1915, Murphy was head of the Sewer Division. In June of 1915, Mayor Curley appointed Murphy to be Commissioner of Public Works for the City of Boston at a salary of $9000 a year. 
MURPHY, Edward F. (I392)

Born in Quincy on July 30, 1916, George D. Reardon was a resident of Hingham; Freese Island, Maine; and Montserrat, B.W.I. He graduated from St. John's School and Quincy High School, and attended Thayer Academy and Bowdoin College. After early employment at the Quincy Trust Company, he entered the U.S. army during World War II as a member of military intelligence.

Following the war, he became Personnel Manager at Pneumatic Scale Corporation in North Quincy and then founded President Chevrolet in Quincy in 1953. George was President of the South Shore Auto Dealers Association and was recognized as General Motors Man of the Year in 1968.

He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Quincy Trust Company and supported the formation of new community-based banks and businesses on the south shore. George helped to shape the creation of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce and was its second president. In addition to his work with the Chamber, George was active in many local and regional business, charitable, and community initiatives.

George married childhood friend, Ruth Montrose Salter, of Arlington and Post Island (Quincy) and they had six children. Ruth and George celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in 1996.

In high school, George played football for two years, ran track for two years, was in the band for three years and on the student council for two years. He indicated that he would be attending Harvard the following year. 
REARDON, George Daniel (I776)

Under the firm name of Hamel and Hamel, Henry C. Hamel and his wife, Helen Cashman Hamel, were engaged in legal practice in Biddeford, Maine. Mr. Hamel had a reputation as a skilled practitioner and an able and resourceful advocate, and Mrs. Hamel, who was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1917, and to the Maine bar in 1922, was the first woman to engage in legal practice in Biddeford.

Henry C. Hamel was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, July 30, 1882, a son of Thomas Hamel, of Maine, who for many years was identified with the granite industry at Quincy, but is now retired, and of Emily (Rouleau) Hamel, of Warwick, Maine, whose death occurred June 11, 1925. He received his early education in the local public schools, and then prepared for college in Adams Academy. When his preparatory course was completed he matriculated in Van Buren College, from which he was graduated with the class of 1905, receiving at that time the degree of Bachelor of Arts. He studied law in the Law School of Boston University, and successfully passed the examinations for admission to the bar in 1912. From 1912 to 1919, he was engaged in United States Consulate work in the Province of Quebec, but in the last-named year he came to Biddeford and engaged in general practice. He is now a member of the law firm of Hamel and Hamel, his wife being the other partner in the firm. He is a member of the York County Bar Association, the Maine Bar Association, and the American Bar Association, and is well known in this section of the State. In 1920-21 he first served as solicitor of the city of Biddeford, and again in 1923-24, 1925-26 and 1927, and 1928, in which capacity he rendered excellent professional service. He is identified with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and with several local clubs, and his religious affiliation is with St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church.

Henry C. Hamel was married, in 1921, to Helen Cashman, of Quincy, Massachusetts. Mrs. Hamel is a native of Quincy, Massachusetts, and was admitted to legal practice in Massachusetts, in 1917 and to the Maine bar in 1922. She is the pioneer in the legal field in Biddeford so far as women are concerned, and since 1922 she has been engaged in general practice in partnership with her husband, under the firm name of Hamel and Hamel. Both are known as able and resourceful practitioners, and have made for themselves and for the firm a reputation which is a valuable business asset. Mr. and Mrs. Hamel make their home at No. 17 West Myrtle Street, in Biddeford, and their office is located in the Paquin Building. [Source credit: Maine Biographies, Volume I, Harrie B. Coe, Clearfield, 1928] 
HAMEL, Henry Charles (I614)

Life in Ireland

James Cashman, was born in the townland of Pluckanes North in the Civil Parish of Donoughmore, County Cork, Ireland, on 2 February 1820. He was one of eight children born to Denis Cashman and Johanna Herlihy. A baptismal record has not yet been found for him, but his naturalization papers list his place of birth as "Pluckanes, County Cork, Ireland" and his date of birth as "on or about the second of February 1820" (13). His filial relationship to Denis and Hannah Cashman is established by his death record (14,15).

James had many brothers and a sister all baptized in Donoughmore Roman Catholic Parish in County Cork, Ireland: John (b. 1817), Denis (b. 1821), Mary (b. 1823), Cornelius (b. 1828), Timothy (b. 1831), and John (b. 1833). With the exception of Timothy it cannot be established at this point whether or not James' siblings emigrated to the United States. James married Catherine Long, daughter of John Long and Julia McNamara, on 3 Sept 1844 in the Church of Aghabullogue in County Cork, Ireland (1). The witnesses were Denis Long and Denis Cashman.

James and Catherine had three children that were born in Ireland: Johanna (aka Hannah), Judith (aka Julia) and John. Johanna was baptized on 12 July 1845 in the Church of Cloghroe in the Parish of Inniscarra in the Diocese of Cloyne (20). Her sponsors were John Long and Johanna Cashman. Judith was baptized on 8 Apr 1847 in the same Church (21). Her sponsors were Timothy Murphy and Hanora Cashman. John was baptized 25 June 1849 in the same Church (22). His sponsors were John Murphy and Catherine McCarthy.

In 1848, James Cashman was occupying Plot 1 in the townland of Lisladeen, in the civil parish of Inniscarra. Figure 1 shows Plot 1 on a historic map of Lisladeen. Figure 2 is an aerial photograph of this location as it exists today. On this plot of land, Plot 1, there were two structures: a house and a cow barn. Figure 3 is the Ordnance Survey map of Lisladeen (1833-1846) showing the likely location of James Cashman's house and barn. Figure 4 is a present day street map of that same location. His neighbors in the townland were Widow Johanna Herlihy, Timothy Kelaher, and John Murphy (24). By late 1851, when the Lisladeen House Book was revised, James' name was crossed out to indicate that he was no longer living on Plot 1 and the structures were listed as "down" (23).

Voyage to America

On 26 Mar 1850, James departed from the Port of Liverpool on the Barque Adonis (4) with his wife Catherine and two of their children, Judith and John. They arrived in the port of Boston on 14 May 1850 (5). As steerage passengers, they would have disembarked at the passenger ships' docks and gone through customs and immigration inspection. If they passed inspection, they would have walked out into another area of the steamship dock where they would receive their baggage and then proceed directly to the city proper or Boston suburbs. If they did not pass the primary inspection, they would have immediately been given a hearing before the Board of Special Inquiry. Immigrants deemed inadmissible were transported to the U.S. Immigration Station at the end of Boston's Long Wharf. Of particular interest is the fact that their oldest daughter, Johanna, was not listed on the Adonis' passenger list. Johanna also did not appear with her family in the 1850 Federal Census. Documents suggest that she came over in 1853 with James' brother, Timothy Cashman. By the time of the Massachusetts State Census in 1855, she has been reunited with her family in Hanover, Massachusetts.

Building a New Life

Upon arriving in America, James and Catherine took up residence in the town of Hanover, Massachusetts. What made them decide to settle in Plymouth County? It's hard to know for sure, but Martha Campbell, the author of Remembering Old Abington, suggests that Irish immigrants were drawn to the area by railroad jobs. It just so happens that the Old Colony Railroad was beginning to build a line between Boston and Plymouth at a time when large numbers of Irish immigrants were arriving in Boston. The Old Colony Railroad needed laborers to clear the right of way; lay the crushed stone roadbed and wrestle the heavy rails into place and spike them down. The young Irishmen needed immediate jobs and were willing to undertake any kind of labor. Perhaps James signed on with the railroad and helped build the railway that runs through Abington, which is about five miles from the place where James and Catharine built their home. Perhaps this is where he learned many of the skills that he would use later as a surveyor, road builder and contractor.

According to the Federal Census taken on 5 Sep 1850, James, age 30, was working as a laborer and Catherine, age 30, was tending to Julia, age 5, and John, age 2 (6). Over the next sixteen years, they had seven more children, all born in Massachusetts: Denis (b. abt 1851), Catherine (b. 1854), James T. (b. 1856), Mary (b. 1858), William (b. 1859), Ellen (b. 1862) and Luke J. (b. 1866).

In September of 1855, James purchased a two and one quarter acre parcel of land on the southerly side of Walnut Street (now known as Webster Street or Route 123) which he purchased from John Stetson Barry for one hundred and twenty dollars. He constructed a house on the land to shelter his growing family and called it the "Cashman Home Place." Over the next twenty years, Cashman added to that property with purchases from Charles Jacob, Edward F Jacobs and Elisha Jacobs. On 24 Oct 1856, only six years after arriving in America, James Cashman appeared before the Suffolk County Superior Court in Boston, took an oath of allegiance and became a naturalized American citizen (13).

By 1875, the Cashman Home Place consisted of twelve and one-half acres of field and woodland as well as two houses. In addition to the Home Place, James owned a number of houses, some of which he rented to tenants. By 1878, he had purchased, in total, twenty-one parcels (78 acres) in Hanover and nine parcels (about 78 acres) in Norwell. Types of property included: lots with tenant dwellings, pasture land for grazing animals, hay lots for mowing, woodland and swampland. Swampland was considered extremely valuable because it provided white cedar, which was used extensively for shingles and post and rail fences, and pine which was straighter and less knotty than its upland cousins and well-suited for building. According to the 1875 Hanover Valuation of Estates (18), James owned a total of 63.75 acres valued at $5050. Only fourteen of the 607 landowners in Hanover owned land valued at a greater dollar amount than James and all of them were born in Massachusetts. James' personal property included four horses, a carriage, two cows, one yearling and stock in trade worth eight hundred dollars. Compared to other Hanover residents, Cashman was a wealthy landowner and the most prosperous immigrant living in the town in 1875.

During his almost thirty years in Hanover, James' listed occupation on census and other records changed from "laborer" in 1850 (6), to "brickmaker" in 1856(13), "farm laborer" in 1860 (8), "farmer" in 1867(23),  "shoemaker" in 1870 (10), and then finally to "laborer" in 1879(15).

Annual Reports for the Town of Hanover for the years 1862 to 1887 give us a more detailed picture of James as a man that was very active in town projects such as road improvement, bridge repair, construction of new roads and bridges, clearing roads of snow, construction of sidewalks, laying drainpipe, carting gravel, digging ditches, and digging wells. He sold wood to heat the town's schools and stones to build the town's bridges. He surveyed for the town and served as Road Commissioner, an elected position, from 1872-3. By 1874, James was an independent contractor and bidding on new road construction jobs in the town of Hanover. While small by today's standards, these projects would have been quite substantial for the time.

James and Catherine were members of St. Bridget's Roman Catholic Church in Abington (Figure 5) which was founded in 1863. Parish financial records from the years 1873 to 1882, show that James paid $24 per year to rent six seats in Pew 14 on the Left Aisle. Their daughters, Julia and Catherine were married in the parish in 1865 and 1881, respectively. James' generosity and commitment to the parish is evidenced by the beautiful stained glass window (Figure 6) he gifted to the church.


Twenty days before he died of cancer, James Cashman, wrote a last will and testament, in which he bequeathed his considerable land holdings and personal estate to his wife, Catherine (16). He named his relative, John Spence of Rockland, as executor and he named his son, John, as trustee. He instructed John to invest the personal estate and use the income to provide for Catherine.

James Cashman died 24 Sept 1879, in Hanover, Massachusetts (15). He is buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Rockland, Massachusetts, in a large family plot marked by a handsome granite memorial stone (Figure 7). Buried with him are his wife Catherine, his brother Timothy, four of his ten children (Dennis, James, Mary, and Julia), one granddaughter (Katherine F. Riordan), and one son-in-law (Daniel Riordan). Of interest is the presence of a stranger named Jeremiah Philpott, a laborer from Ireland, who died in 1884 at age 23 in Falmouth, Massachusetts; cause of death listed as "casualty." Research has uncovered that Mr. Philpott worked for James Cashman's sons, who were in the stone contracting business. Philpott died accidentally on the job, while blasting rocks in Woods Hole for a client. It is likely that a sense of responsibility and decency compelled the brothers to offer their family plot as a final resting place for Philpott.

At the time of his death, James Cashman owned property valued at $8,101 and personal items valued at $3,159 (17). After his death in 1879, James' wife Catherine appears to have taken over the management of some of her husband's enterprises, for the town remunerated her for highway repairs, new road work and gravel. James and Catherine's sons Luke and James T. were paid for shoveling snow and repairing highways.

After 1887, there is no mention of the Cashman family in the Hanover town reports. In 1903, there was a fire at the Cashman place and the original house that James built was destroyed. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

1       Diocese of Cloyne, marriage record for James Cashman and Kate Long.

2       Griffiths Valuation House Books, National Archives of Ireland, PRO OL 5.0707 IRELAND;County of Cork, Barony of East Muskerry, Parish of Inniscara, House Book No. 2, Office Copy.

3       Griffiths Valuation House Books, National Archives of Ireland, PRO OL 5.0708 IRELAND; County of Cork, Barony of East Muskerry, Parish of Inniscara, No. Surveyors House Book - Original - p. 23.

4       Boston Evening Transcript, April 20, 1850 - Marine Journal.

5, Boston Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1943 (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2006.Original data - Boston, Massachusetts. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Massachusetts, 1891-1943. Micropublication T843. RG085. 454 rolls. National Archives, Washington,),,, Bark Adonis from Liverpool; arrived Boston 14 May 1850; page 6; line 28; James Cashman.

6, 1850 United States Federal Census (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the),,, Year: 1850; Census Place: Hanover, Plymouth, Massachusetts; Roll: M432_332; Page: 104A; Image: 211. James Cashman; Dwelling #50 ; Family #60; lines 21-24; James Cashman household.

7       1855 Massachusetts State Census, Massachusetts State Archives, Boston, Massachusetts, South Scituate in the County of Plymouth; page 5; James Cashman; dwelling #39; family #1; lines 25-34, James Cashman household.

8, 1860 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Online publication - Operations, Inc., 2009.),,, Year: 1860; Census Place: Hanover, Plymouth, Massachusetts; Roll: ; Page: 190; Image: 191. James Cashman; Dwelling #1648 ; Family #331; lines 23-33; James Cashman household.

9       1865 Massachusetts State Census (, Massachusetts State Archives, BostonMassachusetts, Hanover in the County of Plymouth; James Cashman; dwelling #260; family #306; lines 25-33, James Cashman household.

10, 1870 United States Federal Census (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Record),,, Year: 1870; Census Place: Hanover, Plymouth, Massachusetts; Roll: M593_638; Page: 264B; Image: 533. James Cashman; Dwelling #184; Family #186; lines 3-11; James Cashman household.

11, U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. A portion of this collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.Original data - State CitationUnited States. Federal Mortality Census Schedules, 1850-1880 (f),,, James Cashman.

12, U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project) (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors in partnership with the following organizations: Anchorage Genealogical SocietyCalifornia State Genealogic),,, James Cashman.

13       Massachusetts, Suffolk, Superior Civil Court, 1856-1863, Jay M. Cashman, 549 South Street Quincy, MA 02169, Superior Civil Court, Suffolk County, Boston, Mass., 1856-1863, page 81.

14       Massachusetts State Archives, Massachusetts Death Registers on (Salt Lake City, Utah, FamilySearch (, Massachusetts State Archives, BostonMassachusetts, p 277, no 28.

15       Massachusetts, Plymouth, Hanover, Death Certificate, Hanover Town Clerk, James Cashman.

16      Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Court, Docket 3673. Last Will and Testament

17       Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Court, docket for James Cashman. Probate

18       Hanover, Massachusetts, Valuation of the Estates of the Inhabitants and Proprietors of the Town of Hanover, Together with the Annual Report of the Officers of Said Town for the Year 1875, Jay M. Cashman, 549 South Street  Quincy, MA 02169, page 20. 19       Massachusetts, Plymouth Country Registry of Deeds, 50 Oberty Street Plymouth, MA 02360, book 273, pages 209-210.

20      Diocese of Cloyne, Parish of Inniscarra, BIRTH and BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE for for Joanna Cashman.

21      Diocese of Cloyne, Parish of Inniscarra, BIRTH and BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE for for Julia Cashman.

22      Diocese of Cloyne, Parish of Inniscarra, BIRTH and BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE for for John Cashman.

23      Plymouth County, The Plymouth County Directory:  Historical Register of the Old Colony (Middleboro, MA:  Stillman B. Pratt and Co., 1867), page 44, James Cashman.  Hanover Historical Society, 514 Hanover St  Hanover, MA 02339. 
CASHMAN, James (I635)
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For over forty years, John Cashman was one of Quincy's most active and energetic business men. A classic example of the self-made man, he was born in Inishcarra, County Cork, Ireland, on 23 Jun 1849. When he was eight months old, his parents, James Cashman and Catherine Long, left their famine-ravaged homeland and started a new life in Hanover, MA. He came to Quincy in his early twenties, and after several years of careful saving and hard work in the employ of others, started his own teaming business in 1874. He married Hannah Falvey of Quincy and had twelve children. As a result of his thoroughness, business flourished and by 1893, he was employing 40 people and accepting contracts for teaming, excavating, road building, and stone work. His residence, stables and storehouse were located at the railroad crossing on Cross Street in West Quincy. In the late 1890s he turned his attention to bridge building and built many bridges for the Old Colony and New Haven railroads. He built deep-sea walls up and down the Massachusetts coast and was involved in the building of the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown. He built the local water-works and contributed the granite used in the construction of his parish church, Saint Mary's in West Quincy. The Cashman name was synonymous with business success and business honesty. Cashman was exceedingly vigorous and in addition to his contracting work, he served as Road Commissioner for the City of Quincy, President of the Quincy Electric Light and Power Company, and Superintendent of the Quincy Quarries. He owned a large quarry in West Quincy and his dredging company, Bay State Dredging Ltd., was responsible for dredging waterways from Ipswich to Cotuit. When he died on 29 Mar 1913, Cashman was considered one of the best-known contractors and bridge builders in the State of Massachusetts. 
CASHMAN, John (I180)

John Francis McIntyre: Business Man

Although he was born in Ireland, John Francis McIntyre was a member of the old Clan McIntire from the Scottish Highlands. They played their part in the numerous tribal wars of the early days, and were soldiers who did much in consolidating the conquests of those regions which are now colonies of the British Empire. They were a Spartan race and their stern and hardy virtues are to be seen today in their descendants. There is little of weakness in a stock where one of every five in the population is fighting for civilization, as is said to be the case with the Scotch nation at the present time. In such facts as this there is the explanation of the place taken by that little people in the eyes of the world, not in the present generation alone, but during a history which reaches back to the mists of antiquity.

Of this old stock John Francis McIntyre was born, in County Cavan, Ireland, in 1852. He was a son of John McIntire, who was a farmer in Ireland and came to this country, living, however, only a year afterwards. His wife was Margaret (Gilson) McIntire, a native of the same county. Their children were: Bernard, Patrick, John Francis, of the present mention, Mary A., Rose, James, Cornelius.

John Francis McIntyre, after reaching manhood, changed the spelling of his name from McIntire, the old one used by the family from antiquity. He was only about fifteen years old when his parents came to this country, they purchasing a farm in Abington, Massachusetts. When the time came for the young McIntyre to leave home and seek his fortune in the outer world he secured employment in a shoe shop, and continued to follow this business until about the year 1890. He had saved some capital and he determined to establish himself in the grocery business, and soon the enterprise showed the results of the thrift, industry and foresight which he had learned in accumulating his necessary start. A fair degree of prosperity was the achievement of the work to which he gave himself for the remainder of his life. Business and home duties absorbed the greatest interest of Mr McIntyre, but he was interested in fraternal work and association and was a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen.

He married Catherine A. Cashman, daughter of James Cashman, of what is now Hanover, Massachusetts. They had three children: John Francis, Jr., of Boston; Catherine Maria, now a teacher in Brockton, Massachusetts; Helen Cashman, who holds a position as a private secretary in Boston.

James Cashman, father of Mrs. McIntyre, was born in Dunmore county, Ireland. Here he grew up and was married, and after three children were born to them the couple came to this country in 1850. He was a farmer by occupation and located at South Scituate, now known as Norwell, Massachusetts, and lived there until his death, September 28, 1879. His wife, Catherine, was the daughter of John Lang, a native of the same region as himself. They had ten children, of whom nine grew up: Hannah, Julia, John, Dennis, Catherine A., James T., Mary, William, Ellen C., Luke J. The father of James Cashman was Dennis Cashman, who married Joanna Herhily, of the same place.

- American Biography: A New Cyclopedia, v. 5, William Richard Cutter (1919), pp. 275-276, McINTYRE, John Francis; eBook, Google Books 
MCINTYRE, John Francis (I782)

Capt. John J. Cashman Jr., USN (Ret.) was well known as a civil engineer in Boston and the Northeast area. Capt. Cashman was projects engineer supervising construction of the northern end of the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey and took part in the reconstruction of the Boston Army Base. Capt. Cashman also played a part in the construction of oil and coal bulk storage facilities in Portland, Maine, and also had been chief engineer and assistant to the architect of the US Capitol, David Lynn. In this post, he supervised contracts involving design and construction of federal buildings, including the new Senate office building. He was associated with the firm of Fay Spofford and Thorndike as a projects engineer. He graduated from Milton High School, Chauncy Hall School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Before retirement, he was chief of the engineering division, Directorate of Civil Engineering, in the Air Force Eastern Test Range, where he coordinated with senior engineers of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, (NASA), the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Facilities Engineering Command of the Navy.

In World War II, Capt. Cashman was civil engineering officer supervising harbor construction on Guam and at Pearl Harbor, and later was a Navy Seabee Batallion commander in the Southwest Pacific and Japan.

He died in Melbourne, Fla., April 8 after a brief illness. He was 74. A funeral service with full military honors was held in the Patrick Air Force Base Chapel in Florida.

[Source: Boston Globe, 3 May 1983] 
CASHMAN, Captain John Joseph Jr. (I891)

We know that Luke J. Cashman was the youngest child of James Cashman and Catherine Long. He was born in Hanover on 5 Jul 1866 and lived there until at least 18 Jun 1880. On 14 Dec 1884, at age 18, he became godfather to his niece, Helen Frances Cashman, daughter of John Cashman and Hannah Falvey, at St John the Baptist Church in Quincy. In 1891, at age 24, he worked as a teamster in Quincy and resided in a house at 37 Cross Street with his mom, Catherine.

Sometime between 1891 and Aug 1892, around age 25, he moved from Quincy to Brooklyn, NY. Land records of the heirs of James Cashman list Luke's place of residence as Brooklyn, NY in Aug 1892 and Feb 1893.

On 27 October 1897, 31 year-old, Luke Cashman married 18 year-old Mary F. McKenna. Mary's sister, Margaret, was a witness along with Maurice Ryan. The ceremony was performed by the Right Rev. Alexius Edelbrock, O. S. B., a German priest and Abbot of St. Anselm's Priory. It would appear that the newlyweds made their home with Mary's family because records from 1898 and 1900 show him living at 950 East 149th Street, a private dwelling in the Bronx, with his wife, his mother-in-law, Ella McKenna, and his wife's teenaged siblings, Margaret and Francis.

On 20 Sep 1898, Luke and Minnie, as his wife was sometimes called, welcomed the birth of a son, who they named Arthur L. Cashman. Sadly, this child died four days later. The cause of death was listed as "non-closure of Foramen Ovale," which means that the child's heart did not form properly. No other children have been found to date.
In June of 1900, he and Minnie were still living with Minnie's mother and siblings. Luke was 33 years old and working as a policeman. For an exploration of what it was like to be a policeman in New York City in 1900, see the Appendix.

An article which appeared in the New York Times on August 4, 1900 gives us an idea of Luke's physical abilities. The article describes an incident where a spooked horse bolted down Madison Avenue for several blocks until he was stopped by Policeman Cashman.

Cashman, who was then assigned to the East 51st Street Station, "sprang forward and endeavored to grab [the horse]. Cashman, who is a six footer, weighing over 200 pounds, grabbed the horse by the harness in front and hung on. The horse swerved and the policeman went under his feet. Policeman Scanlon succeeded in helping Cashman to bring [the horse] to a slow pace. Scanlon then jumped into the wagon and drove up to the Knickerbocker Athletic Club. Officer Cashman, with his uniform in strips, followed on foot, attended by a crowd. Policeman Cashman's right arm was dislocated…but did not appear to mind his injury." A competing paper, The New York Daily Tribune, described the incident as follows: "Cashman, who is a big man, was dragged across the street narrowly escaping being thrown into the excavation which has been made to equip the railroad with underground trolleys. One wheel passed over his right arm, causing a severe contusion."

In late September 1900, Patrolman Luke J. Cashman was transferred from the 24th Precinct (today known as the 17th Precinct), located in midtown Manhattan at 167 East 51st Street, to the 31st Precinct (today known as the 19th Precinct), located on the Upper East Side at 153 East 67th Street in Manhattan.

On 9 Jul 1902, an article appeared on page 6 of the New York Tribune stating that New York Police Commissioner Partridge dismissed Patrolman Luke J. Cashman from the police force on 8 Jul 1902. Patrolman Cashman was tried before Deputy Commissioner Thurston and found guilty of assaulting Patrolman Grant Williams, of the Alexander Ave station. The dismissal was made on the recommendation of Commissioner Thurston. Patrolman Williams said in his complaint against Cashman that the two had a little difficulty over a private affair, and that Cashman had gone to The Bronx, and, after insulting Williams on his post, had struck him and knocked him down. He produced several witnesses to testify that he had been assaulted by Cashman.

On 14 Jul 1902, just five days after he was dismissed, Luke initiated legal action to appeal the decision with the Supreme Court of Kings County. Kings County Supreme Court upheld the ruling of the lower court. Luke appealed the decision again and the case ended up before the New York State Supreme Court. This court also upheld the decisions of the lower courts and Luke was not reinstated.

In 1905, at age 38, he still lived at 950 East 149th Street, but was working as a construction foreman instead of as a policeman. His wife, Minnie, was listed as head of a household that no longer contained her mother, but still contained her siblings, now in their twenties.

Luke's wife, Minnie, died at age 30 on Dec 29, 1909 at St. Francis Hospital in the South Bronx. The cause of death was chronic parenchymatous nephritis, which is a chronic inflammation of the kidney. At the time of her death, she was living on Jackson Avenue in the Bronx. She is buried in St. Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx with her baby, Arthur, her parents, Patrick and Ellen McKenna, and her siblings, Francis, Margaret, James, Agnes and Bertha. Luke is not buried there.

After 1909, Luke did not leave much of a paper trail. His name is not found in the federal or NY state censuses of 1910, 1915, 1920, 1925 or 1930. Perhaps he changed his name? The 1940 federal census reports a Luke J. Cashman, age 73, living at the Sovol Hotel in Manhattan. This Luke Cashman is a widower living alone and lists his birthplace as Massachusetts. He no longer works but states that he has income from other sources. While the age, marital status and origin match, we can't be 100% certain that this is our Luke J. Cashman without corroborating evidence.

In summary, it does not appear likely that Luke had any children that lived past the age of ten. They were married in 1897, had a child who died in 1898, were childless in the 1900 and 1905 censuses. His wife died in 1909. It is possible that Luke and Minnie had a child between 1905 and 1909 but, as yet, no evidence has been found to support this.

APPENDIX: New York City Police Department 1898-1902

Luke Cashman was a New York City policeman from at least 1898 to 1902, a period when the Irish controlled the machinery of the city through Tammany Hall. This was a time of great police demoralization and officer corruption. Police ruled the streets with nightsticks, extorting vast sums of money from the flourishing vice industry which included prostitution, gambling and after-hours saloons.

"Under Tammany the general system of blackmail was two-fold in scope. The force as a force blackmailed every available kind of vice and crime, and extorted tribute from all who were in positions to be harassed by police power. In turn, the ruling powers at headquarters 'grafted' upon the force itself. No member of the force could secure promotion, and no applicant for appointment to the force could secure the appointment, unless he paid the specified sum expected from him. A captain seeking promotion to the position of inspector was expected to pay from $15,000 to $20,000 to 'get the goods' … Sergeants seeking promotion to the position of captain had to pay from $12,000 to $15,000… Roundsmen seeking promotion to the grade of captain were expected to pay $2,500; and patrolmen seeking promotion, $1000 to $1500. Applicants for the position of patrolmen had to pay $300."

"It was generally understood that transfers could be secured for payment, and that complaints by sergeants and roundsmen were against men who had no influential friends. … It was a common station house rumor that if you paid $25 you would be 'taken care of for a year.'  - from
The Police Department of the City of New York

Luke most likely had to pay $300 to obtain his position as a patrolman. In addition to the dangers that every policeman faces in the course of his job, a New York patrolman at the turn of the century would have other concerns as well.

"The men in the force regulated their conduct with the conviction that, if they did anything hostile to the criminal element which they believed to be in control of the force, they would be made to suffer. They believed that this criminal element would go to any lengths to 'get square' with any patrolman who 'did not mind his own business.' Decent men in the force asserted that it was not exaggeration to say that a policeman who defied this element in such a way as to become dangerous to it, would place his life in danger." - from The Police Department of the City of New York

In 1901, an anti-Tammany candidate, Seth Low, was elected Mayor of New York and in January of 1902, he appointed Col. John Partridge to the office of police commissioner, with instructions to clean up the force.

"For four years there had been a direct, and almost open, alliance between the police and the criminal classes. The force was officered largely by men who had benefited by this alliance, and who were prepared to continue it. The honest men on the force had been overawed into indirect participation in 'the system,' or at least into submission. To do so would have invited quick reprisals. The most corrupt men in the force were its officers; the honest men were subordinates...Every member of the force was dragged into active or passive connivance and the morale of the entire force destroyed. Patrolmen who were not pliable were transferred to precincts where they 'could do no harm,' and for $25 or $50 a patrolman could secure transfer to a precinct near his home." - from The Police Department of the City of New York

Commissioner Partridge failed completely in his task and resigned one year after he was appointed. But not before dismissing around ninety patrolmen from the police force, including Luke J. Cashman.

"It was also a common experience for sergeants and roundsmen to make complaints against men who had either no influential friends or who 'made trouble.' This 'trouble' consisted in arresting for violations of the law, men and women who were paying for 'protection.' The men on the force were expected not to run counter to 'the system'; if they did they were either transferred far from their homes or dismissed or disciplined on trumped-up charges. A special point was also made against patrolmen who would not pay assessments or make presents to their superior officers." - from The Police Department of the City of New York

One cannot help but to speculate about why Luke J. Cashman was dismissed from the police force. If we are to take the record at face value, it is because he assaulted a fellow patrolman over a "personal matter." Was this personal matter something involving his wife or his family? Or was this assault a trumped-up charge used to get rid of Cashman because he was "making trouble" for the corrupt powers-that-be?

Unfortunately, currently available sources, do not provide an answer to this question, but they do paint quite an interesting picture of what Luke's experience may have been as a NYC policeman from 1878-1902.
Source: The Police Department of the City of New York: A Statement of Facts, City Club of New York, 1903 
CASHMAN, Luke J. (I191)

Mary Ann Elcock Shea McTiernan was born in Quincy, Ma, about 1842. On 28 Oct 1875, Mary Ann Elcock, married Thomas O'Shea a stone cutter from Co. Queens, Ireland. a native of Quincy. Less than a year later, they had a son, whom they named Thomas Walter. In 1876, Thomas started listing the family name in the Quincy directory as O'Shea. The year 1877 brought much sadness to Mary Ann Elcock Shea. In May of that year, her seven month old son, Thomas, died of whooping cough and exactly one month later, her husband, Thomas, died of silicosis, a common cause of death among stone cutters. In 1878, the widow Shea occupied the house on Common Street. In 1880, she was running a boarding house at the location. In July of that year, she married John McTiernan, a stone cutter from Ireland five years her junior. John moved into her home at 16 Common Street which was just a few doors down from the houses of William and Michael Shea, brothers of her late husband, Thomas.  John and Mary Ann lived in this house at least until her death in 1905. They raised three sons there: John, Joseph and James. 
ELCOCK, Mary Ann (I1199)

When Michael Solimando was born on December 28, 1900, in Manhattan, New York, his father, Lucantonio, was 29 and his mother, Rachele, was 29. Lucantonio and Rachele emigrated to America from Italy right after their marriage in 1895. Michael was the second of three children born in New York. Michael's older brother was Nicholas and his younger brother was Vincent. Shortly after the birth of Vincent, the entire family returned to Italy where two more children were born between 1908 and 1910: a son, Domenico and a daughter, Eugenia. Soon after the birth or Eugenia, Michael's father returned to the US.

Before the outbreak of WWI, Michael's father sent for Michael and his older brother, Nicholas, who were in their late teens, to prevent them from getting caught up in the hostilities in Europe. The two younger sons, Vincent and Domenico were sent to study.

Michael married Madeline Lena Verrochi in 1931 and between 1932 and 1949 they had one son, Michael Jr., and two daughters, Rachael and Chetta.

Michael was a lifetime member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery.

He died on April 2, 1991, in Milton, Massachusetts, at the age of 90, and was buried there in the Milton Cemetery. 
SOLIMANDO, Michael (I103)

Robert Cashman was born April 28,1934 in Scituate MA, the second child of William Cashman and Alice Shea. Robert grew up in Scituate and played football for Scituate High school. He attended Massachusetts Maritime academy and was an outstanding navigator. He went to sea at an early age and made the sea his home while serving  in the merchant Marines. He was given a citation for bravery for risking his life to save his shipmates in a fire at sea. Robert died in 1982, he was 48 years old. [Source credit: Rachael Solimando Cashman Nylen, June 2012] 
CASHMAN, Robert W. (I523)

Ruth Salter Reardon was a graduate of Katharine Gibbs School and worked at Provident Institute for Savings and N.E. Steamship Company. While summering with her family at Post Island, Quincy, she met her husband in 1921. They were married for 55 years. The couple traveled widely for many years, most recently voyaging around the world on the S.S. Rotterdam and around Cape Horn of South America on the Royal Viking Sun. The closeknit family, while pursuing a broad range of professional interests, gathers for vacations on Reardon's Retreat, and island off Deer Isle, Maine, and occasionally at Montrose Villa on Monserrat, BWI.

Mrs. Reardon was active in the community, serving in the Girl Scout program and as a volunteer at Hingham Public Library for many years. She believed in the importance of her family, and throughout her life, supported their achievements. In her quiet way, she embodied for them the love and respect of 55 happily married years. 
SALTER, Ruth Montrose (I707)

Born on April 15, 1919 in Baltimore, Maryland to David and Minnie Lipshires, Sidney was raised in Northampton, Massachusetts where his father owned two shoe stores, David Boot Shop and The Bootery. He attended the Massachusetts State College for one year before transferring to the University of Chicago and was awarded a BA in economics in 1940. His years at the University of Chicago were transformative, Lipshires became politically active there and joined the Communist Party in 1939. Following graduation in 1941, he married Shirley Dvorin, a student in early childhood education; together they had two sons, Ellis and Bernard. Lipshires returned to western Massachusetts with his young family in the early 1940s, working as a labor organizer. He served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946 working as a clerk and interpreter with a medical battalion in France for over a year. Returning home, he ran for city alderman in Springfield on the Communist Party ticket in 1947. Lipshires married his second wife, Joann Breen Klein, in 1951 and on May 29, 1956, the same day his daughter Lisa was born, he was arrested under the Smith Act for his Communist Party activities. Before his case was brought to trial, the Smith Act was ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. Disillusioned with the Communist Party, he severed his ties with it in 1957, but continued to remain active in organized labor for the rest of his life. Earning his masters in 1965 and Ph.D. in 1971, Lipshires taught history at Manchester Community College in Connecticut for thirty years. During that time he worked with other campus leaders to establish a statewide union for teachers and other community college professionals, an experience he wrote about in his book, Giving Them Hell: How a College Professor Organized and Led a Successful Statewide Union. Sidney Lipshires died on January 6, 2011 at the age of 91.


LIPSHIRES, Sidney S. Sidney S. Lipshires, 91, died peacefully on Thursday, (January 6, 2011) at the Hebrew Home Hospital. Sid was born on April 15, 1919 in Baltimore, Maryland, to David M. Lipshires and Minnie S. (Alberts) Lipshires. When he was four years old, his family moved to Northampton, Massachusetts. Sid graduated from Northampton High School in 1936, with prizes in mathematics and science. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1940 with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 1941, Sid married Shirley Dvorin. From 1943 to 1946, he served in the United States Army as a French interpreter. In 1947, he ran for city alderman in Springfield, Massachusetts, on the Communist Party ticket. In 1951, Sid married his second wife, Joann Klein Breen. While managing a shoe store in New Britain, Sid earned a master's degree in history from Trinity College. In 1966, he began a 30-year career as a history teacher at Manchester Community College. He earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Connecticut in 1977. His doctoral dissertation was published as a book entitled, Herbert Marcuse: from Marx to Freud and Beyond. Sid helped establish the Congress of Connecticut Community Colleges, a statewide union for teachers and other community college professionals. He served as president of the 4 C's, as it is known today, for 18 consecutive years. Sid was known for his intelligence, humor, and unflagging energy. He had a gift for languages and loved to travel. He also appreciated art and gourmet food. Among his friends, he was known as a wise counselor and a sympathetic listener. Sid will be deeply missed by many, including his son Ellis Edmonds of Brooklyn, New York, his son Bernard Edmonds of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, his daughter Lisa Lipshires of Greenfield, Massachusetts, and his sister Evelyn Lyons of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Sid also leaves three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a niece, and two nephews. A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, (January 10) at the Congregation B'nai Israel Cemetery on North King Street in Northampton, Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sid's honor to The Schepens Eye Research Institute, 20 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114. 
LIPSHIRES, Sidney (I442)

Born on August 16, 1940, in Quincy, MA, to Sylvester R. Gookin and Ruth M. Cashman.

Sylvester attended Tufts University in Medford. He worked for many years as a mechanical engineer, spending a majority of his career at C.I. Hayes, a company from which he retired from, where he primarily specialized in thermal and material processing.

He was a member of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), where he enhanced his skills as an Amateur Radio Operator.

Sylvester was able to embark on many travel adventures through his work as an engineer. He will be remembered for his outgoing and fun attitude and also for his caring heart towards animals. Sylvester truly enjoyed every moment he spent with his family, especially his dear wife, Jane. From the first moment they met, they both knew they had found that love of their life. 
GOOKIN, Sylvester J. "Kim" Jr. (I34)

Thomas Shea was born in Co. Queens, Ireland on or about 27 Mar 1848. In May of 1865, he immigrated to Boston, MA. From at least 1868 to 1870, he boarded with his brother William Shea on Common Street in Quincy, MA, and worked as a stone cutter. In September of 1869, he was selected to be the godfather of his brother William's daughter, Catherine. He became a US citizen on 30 Oct 1872. In 1875, he owned a half acre of land and a house on Common Street. On October 28th of that year, he married Mary Ann Elcock, a native of Quincy. Less than a year later, they had a son, whom they named Thomas Walter. In 1876, he started listing his name in the Quincy directory as Thomas O'Shea. The family lived at 16 Common Street, which today has been renumbered to 265 Common Street. The year 1877 brought much sadness to Mary Ann Elcock Shea. In May of that year, her seven month old son, Thomas, died of whooping cough and exactly one month later, her thirty-year-old husband, Thomas, died of silicosis, a common cause of death among stone cutters. In 1878, the widow Shea occupied the house on Common Street. 
O'SHEA, Thomas (I824)

William Cashman was born November 4, 1859, in Hanover, MA, as the eighth child of James Cashman and Catherine Long. He was their fifth child born in the US. He grew up on the family farm in Hanover and at age 29, moved to Quincy to live and work with his contractor brother, John, in West Quincy. He soon became overseer for John.

Family lore tells us that, some years before he was married, William was working a job in Scituate, MA, building a breakwater at the mouth of Scituate harbor, for the Corps of Engineers (by coincidence, the same breakwater that Jay Cashman rebuilt for the Corps of Engineers 100 years later). While in Scituate he stayed at a hotel on Beaver Dam Road, which is now known as The Inn at Scituate Harbor. That summer, a young Mary Murphy happened to be working at the hotel. Although she always claimed that she was a guest of the hotel, Mary's daughter-in-law, Alice, believed she was actually working there as a chambermaid. William and Mary met at the hotel and were married in 1891 in Scituate. After the wedding, the newlyweds settled into the home William built at 117 Cross Street.

Around the turn of the century, William went into business for himself, selling coal and wood in the winter and ice in the summer. The large yard of William Cashman & Sons was situated at the corner of Furnace and Willard Streets in West Quincy. William's business was very successful, as this was an era when coal was the primary fuel for heating homes. The Quincy Historical Society has on display an ice pick, stamped with the logo "William Cashman & Sons, Inc." The ice pick, a form of advertisement, shows that William possessed marketing savvy. In addition to his retail business, William was contracted to build the sewer systems at Milton and Hyde Park and served as Public Weigher on the Quincy City Council.

Sometime between 1935 and 1940, the Cashmans moved to Scituate. They purchased a house on the corner of Beaver Dam Road and Hatherly, where they eventually took up permanent residence. The house was later passed to their son Eddie, who in turn sold it to his brother William, Jr.

Brothers William and John must have enjoyed a close relationship because they worked together, lived next door to each other on Cross Street in Quincy and they are buried next to each other at St. Mary's Cemetery. When John Cashman died in 1913, William commissioned a floral tribute that was "the biggest floral piece ever seen in this city and one of the largest ever constructed. It represented a tug towing barges under a span bridge, typifying the span of life." In life and death they were side by side most of their life.

Unfortunately, William died from pneumonia in 1918 at the age of 58, when his son Edward was 22 and his son William Jr., was only 17. Eddie and William's widow, Mary, continued to run the business for four or five more years. After that, we don't know what happened. Seven years after the death or her husband, Mary died from diabetes at age 65. 
CASHMAN, William E. (I192)

William H. Spence, youngest son of the late John Spence, was born in Rockland Jan. 28, 1871. He received his literary education in the home schools, graduating from the Rockland high school, and in 1896 he was graduated from the Bryant & Stratton commercial college, Boston. He followed the business in which has father was engaged, and for several years was located in the same line in New York, in partnership with Stephen Dickerson, under the firm name of Dickerson & Spence, of New York and New Jersey. He is now associated with his brother, John J. Spence, in business in Rockland. Mr. Spence married Mary G. Doherty, and has two children, John W., born Mary 26, 1903; and James Raymond, born Feb. 13, 1905. (Source: Representative Men and Old Families of Southeastern Massachusetts, 1912) 
SPENCE, William Henry (I827)

Among the ancient Celtic names, SHEA is one of the oldest and best known. Many of America's foremost business men bear it, and it is known in every locality where there is activity and industry. The ancient city of Quincy (ancient as a settlement, if not as a city) is indebted to those bearing this patronymic for active development in one of her leading industries and for able management of municipal affairs. William Shea, son of John and Catherine Shea, was born in Ireland, where he was reared and received a fair education at the national schools. He married Margaret, daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Riely) Riely. Immediately this couple set out for America, where freedom might be enjoyed in its greatest degree and where opportunity awaits those who are willing to earn advancement by diligent effort. Mr. Shea settled in Quincy and learned the business of granite cutting, in which he became an expert. By industry and prudent care of his earnings, he was enabled to engage in business on his own account, and began in association with his sons, under the title of William Shea & Sons in 1874. This was one of the early concerns to engage in granite contracting in the city, and Mr. Shea continued in its active management until his death, 1889, at the age of sixty-three years. The first business undertaken was quarrying, but it gradually drifted to contracting for monumental work, chiefly in cutting and lettering stones for this purpose. All kinds of stones are used, the chief being granite, and the business is known by clients residing and doing business in remote districts. Like most natives of Ireland, Mr. Shea was a faithful supporter of the Roman Catholic church, and he was respected as a good and useful citizen. Children: 1. William Thomas, the eldest, mentioned below. 2. Mary, became the wife of Michael Lyons, of Quincy. 3. Annie, married John Scollard, who is deceased. 4. Michael, engaged in business with the firm of William Shea & Sons. 5. Catherine Elizabeth, married Arthur Murphy. The mother of these children is still living, at the age of seventy-seven years, enjoying in peace and comfort the fruits of her years of early toil. (Source credit: William Richard Cutter and William Frederick Adams (editors), Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of the State of Massachusetts. Volume IV. (New York, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1910), p. 2622-2623.) 
SHEA, William (I309)

William T. Shea was born on March 24, 1857, in Quincy, Massachusetts, the first of eight children born to Irish immigrants William Shea and Margaret Riley. He was educated in the Quincy public schools and upon graduation, became associated with the granite contracting firm of his father. He learned every feature of the business, from quarrying the stone to cutting, lettering and setting it in place. Upon his father's death in 1889, Bill Shea, as he was known, assumed leadership of William Shea & Sons, and gradually shifted the focus of the firm to street building, sewer construction, paving, excavating and general contracting. In 1896, Shea built the foundations of the Gridley Bryant and Massachusetts Fields Schools in Quincy and in 1905, was responsible for building a section of the State highway at Bridgewater. During his lifelong residence in Quincy, Shea held many positions of public trust. When Quincy became a city in 1888, he was elected a member of the first City Council and in 1895, was appointed a member of the first Board of Sewerage Commissioners. For twelve years he was a member of the Democratic state committee and on more than one occasion was sent as delegate to the National Democratic convention. In 1908, he became the 10th Mayor of the City of Quincy and served four consecutive terms. A most genial fellow, Shea was a man of high ideals and one of the most progressive and aggressive executives the city ever had. He gave to the city and its people the best that was in him and died on December 24, 1913, in his hometown, at the age of 55.

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Among the ancient Celtic names, SHEA is one of the oldest and best known. Many of America's foremost business men bear it, and it is known in every locality where there is activity and industry. The ancient city of Quincy (ancient as a settlement, if not as a city) is indebted to those bearing this patronymic for active development in one of her leading industries and for able management of municipal affairs. William Thomas Shea, eldest child of William and Margaret (Riely) Shea, was born March 24, 1857, in Quincy, with which place his whole life has been identified. He was educated in the public schools of his native town, and early became associated with the business of his father. He learned every feature of the business, from quarrying the stone to cutting, lettering and setting it up in place. He was the industrious and capable aid of his father in business until the death of the latter, and succeeded him thereafter. He abandoned the quarrying feature and began general contracting, such as road-building, sewer construction and building waterworks. As his business grew he was continually adding to his force of workmen, and employs regularly a large number of people, thus affording a livelihood to a considerable portion of the population of his home town. Mr. Shea has also developed an extensive business in the manufacture of granite paving blocks, known as the Hadley paving block, and this employs many people in quarrying, sawing and shipping. As one of the enterprising and upright business men of the city, Mr. Shea is respected, and his popularity is shown by the fact that he was elected mayor of a city normally having a Republican majority of twelve hundred votes, while he is a pronounced Democrat in political principle. Upon the incorporation of the city he was elected a member of the first city council and served in 1889-90, from ward four. When the sewer commission was established, February 20, 1894, he was appointed a member, and served six years in that capacity, until 1900. In the fall of 1907 Mr. Shea was elected mayor as a "citizens" candidate, and was re-elected in 1908 and again in 1909, to serve until January 1, 1911. He is the first Democrat to hold the office for three terms, and is justifying the confidence of his constituents by faithful and capable service, conferring credit upon both himself and the city. Since attaining voting age, he has taken a keen and intelligent interest in public affairs, has been a delegate in many conventions and was for twelve years a member of the Democratic state committee. He is a member in good standing of the Catholic church; of the Ancient Order of Hibernians; the Knights of Columbus, having served as grand knight of the Quincy council; is a past chief ranger of the Massachusetts Catholic Order of Foresters. Since he was eighteen years old, he has been a member of St. Mary's Total Abstinence Society, of which he was six years president, and is a member of the Granite City and Boston City clubs. Since the organization of Quincy Lodge, No 943, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, Mr. Shea has been a member of its board of trustees. His genial nature and pleasant manners make and retain lasting friendships. He is unmarried. (Source credit: William Richard Cutter and William Frederick Adams (editors), Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of the State of Massachusetts. Volume IV. (New York, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1910), p. 2623. ) 
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195 John Bewick, at 77; evenhanded environmental chief
By Emma Stickgold | Globe Correspondent  January 05, 2015

When John Bewick was named state secretary of environmental affairs, environmentalists feared that his background in nuclear power and industry would stall their progress. Instead, they found him to be an unexpected ally on issues such as passing a bottle bill and addressing hazardous waste.

"We have had a decade of confrontations and adversarial relations in the field of environmental affairs," Dr. Bewick told the Globe in 1978 after Governor Edward J. King appointed him to the post. "I sense in both environmentalists and industries a desire to sit down together now, and I will try to encourage that. Confrontation is very unproductive."

Richard Nylen, who formerly served as counsel to the secretary of environmental affairs, recalled that Dr. Bewick "was a very quiet leader. He was remarkably intelligent. People sometimes can get eaten up if you don't catch on quickly. He was just a very quick study."

Dr. Bewick, who went on to help create the Tufts University Center for Environmental Management, died Dec. 25 in his Hingham home of complications from esophageal cancer. He was 77 and previously had lived in Newton.

In 1978, his resume led many to predict he would side with King on the side of business, rather than heed the concerns of environmentalists. But the two years he spent serving with the Peace Corps in Nigeria had helped shape his views on how to strike a balance between competing interests.

As the Sahara Desert expanded, drying wells and eliminating farmland, "people were literally dying, starving, as a result of what was happening," he told the Globe in 1983. "Seeing that makes you really concerned about your water supply, about protecting your quality of life."

While serving as environmental secretary, Dr. Bewick supported a bottle bill to place a 5-cent deposit on certain types of containers, even though King opposed it. Though voters ultimately ratified the proposal, Dr. Bewick did not consider its passage a major accomplishment.

A critic of corruption and inefficiencies in government, he preferred to highlight changes he helped make in the Metropolitan District Commission, his efforts to address hazardous waste dumping, and his work toward resolving ongoing disputes between fishermen and the oil industry over oil exploration off Georges Bank.

"Ideas have to have landing gear as well as wings, even though that sounds a little cliche-ish," said Nylen, who later headed the MDC. "John did both things: He came up with ideas, and then he would delegate to his staff to figure out how we would get those implemented."

In August 1979, Dr. Bewick said his agency had found 26 contaminated wells around the state and 10 illegal dump sites, and said the state was trying to set up more legal disposal sites to reduce illegal dumping. "In my view, it's the most serious environmental problem we face in the state at the moment," he said then on WEEI radio's "Bay State Forum."

During his first year on the job, he considered leaving the post to take care of his wife, the former Hannah Wallace, who had been diagnosed with cancer; she died in 1979. King encouraged him to stay, and he told the Globe in 1983 that "having to come to work every morning . . . helped in a very real way to get through that tough period."

John Arters Bewick was born in Baltimore and grew up in West Virginia and Baltimore. He graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and received a bachelor's degree in engineering physics from Cornell University. He also graduated with a master's in nuclear science from the University of Michigan. While there, he attended a campaign visit by John F. Kennedy, who announced the idea of creating the Peace Corps during a speech at the university.

A few years later, after working at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory in Pennsylvania, Dr. Bewick headed to Nigeria to teach physics through the Peace Corps.

He later graduated from Harvard Business School with a master's in business administration and worked for New York City's environmental protection department, before moving to the US Atomic Energy Commission. While there, he worked on a key report about the safety of nuclear power plants.

"It was the first crack at a new approach. Some of the methodology needs refinement," he told the Globe in 1978. "But basically it concluded that nuclear power is safe relative to other activities in the modern world."

He returned to Harvard Business School for a doctorate and then worked in corporate research at Cabot Corp. in Boston. Dr. Bewick sent his resume to King's office, expecting to volunteer to serve on an advisory committee. Instead, he was appointed secretary of environmental affairs.

At a news conference, he was asked whether his background would clash with his responsibility to regulate industries in which he had worked. "No, he replied. "I think in my career I've served almost as much time with public agencies as I have with private agencies. And I plan to use the knowledge and expertise I've acquired through all of these experiences to protect the public."

In 1982, he married Dr. Jennifer Daly, an internist. Their marriage ended in divorce.

After serving as environmental secretary, Dr. Bewick helped create the Tufts University Center for Environmental Management, which studied hazardous waste. He then began the Compliance Management Inc. consulting firm to help companies comply with regulations his former agency had implemented. He also taught a course in environmental management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Department of Urban Studies and Planning. His family said that into early 2014, he consulted on a project to present Chinese diplomatic officials with a proposal to reduce air pollution, which was modeled after programs in Los Angeles and London.

Dr. Bewick, whose name was recently engraved in granite on a commemorative marker on the Charles River, married Martha Reardon in 1999, and he moved from Newton to join her in Hingham.

Every week, he added his tenor voice to the choir at First Baptist Church in Newton.

Throughout his career, Dr. Bewick "believed in the power of leading by example, and I remember him telling me when he was at the State House, he didn't let the lobbyist buy him coffee," said his son John of Tewksbury. "He thought it set a tone for the office."

A service has been held for Dr. Bewick, who in addition to his wife, son, and former wife leaves another son, Benjamin, of San Francisco; a daughter, Sarah, of Lexington; and his brother, Robert, of Dover, Del.

Looking back on his career, Dr. Bewick noted that during the time he walked a tightrope between industry and environmentalists, it was not easy to win supporters.

"I've had better support from the League of Women Voters than I have had from industry," he told the Globe in 1983. 
BEWICK, John Arters (I424)
196 Mary Doherty Kime

Indianapolis - Mary Doherty Kime died 24 May 2019 after a brief illness. She is preceded in death by her parents, George D. Doherty, Jr. and Helen Knoerzer Doherty of Anderson, IN. She is survived by her husband, Max D. Kime, Jr.; children, Mary Elizabeth Kime (Seattle) and Ian George Kime (Warsaw, Poland); brother, Mark Doherty (Austin TX); sisters, Madeleine E. Doherty (New York City) and Charlene Love (Schererville IN); seven nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Mary is a graduate of St. Mary Catholic School Anderson, Anderson High School, and Purdue University, where she studied Cultural Anthropology and Biology. Mary earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation and worked for several large insurance companies as a property/casualty underwriter.

No child had a better mother and no pet a kinder owner. She raised ten cats and is survived by one. No child or pet's needs went unattended.

A funeral mass will be said at noon on Monday, June 10th at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Anderson, IN followed by a reception in the church basement. Cremation will be handled by A.R.N. Funeral and Cremation Services.

The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses of St. Vincent Oncology on 86th as well as Dr. Paul Kwo of Stanford Medical School for many kindnesses and much determined care. 
DOHERTY, Mary Catherine (I1745)
197 Ruth M. Gookin, 63 --- 36 years in Marshfield -- MARSHFIELD - Mrs. Ruth M. (Cashman) Gookin of 416 Spring st., a long-time Marshfield resident, died yesterday at Jordan Hospital, Plymouth, after a brief illness. She was 63. - Mrs. Gookin was born in Quincy and graduated from Quincy High School and Miss Pierce's Secretarial School in boston. She worked for Travelers Insurance Co, Boston, before she married. - Mrs. Gookin lived in Marshfield for 36 years after moving from Quincy. She was a parishioner of St. Christine's Church, Marshfield Hills, and a member of its Ladies Sodality. - She leaves her husband, Sylvester R.; three sons, Sylvester J. of milford, Vincent L. of New York City and Richard M. of New Haven; a daughter, Regina Ruth Gookin of Chicago; two sisters, Jean A. Cashman of Braintree and Ann M. McCoig of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.; two brothers, Philip M. Cashman of Braintree and V. George Cashman of New York City; and three grandchildren. - A funeral Mass will be said tomorrow at 11 a.m. at St. Christine's Church, Marshfield Hills. Burial willA funeral Mass will follow at Union Cemetery, Scituate harbor. CASHMAN, Ruth Monica (I886)
198 Sylvester Gookin, 72 --- Worked for United Shoe Corp. -- MARSHFIELD - A funeral Mass will be said tomorrow at 10 a.m. in St. Christine's Church for Sylvester R. Gookin of Marshfield, who died of a heart attack Sunday in South Shore Hospital, Weymouth. He was 72. - Mr. Gookin worked many years in the sales department at the Old United Shoe Machinery Corp. in Boston, retiring when he was 65. His late father, Sylvester L. Gookin, who died in October, was an inventor for the same company. - After his retirement, Mr. Gookin wrote many articles on rowing and yacht racing that were published in Yankee Magazine and Mystic Seaport Magazine. - Born in South Boston, Mr. Gookin was a graduate of North Quincy High School and had lived in Marshfield for the last 39 years. He was a member of the Scituate Harbor Yacht Club. - He leaves three sons, Sylvester J. of Milford, Vincent L. of New York City and Richard M. Gookin of New Haven; a daughter, Regina Ruth Gookin of Chicago; three brothers, Vincent H. of Camp Springs, Md., Victor H. of  Swampscott and Roger B. Gookin of Severna Park, Md.; and three grandchildren. GOOKIN, Sylvester Roger (I33)
At age 49 (I think he lied and told them he was 33), John Murphy was enrolled in Company F of the 28th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers on 28 Oct 1861 at Cambridge, MA, to serve three years or for the duration of the war, whichever was shorter.

He was mustered into service as a Private in Company F of the 28th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers on 13 Dec 1861 at Camp Cameron in Massachusetts.

John was part of Company F from mustering until 31 Aug 1862. John was in action on 30 Aug 1862 at Bull Run, Virginia, Sept and Oct/1862 to 31 Dec 1863.

John received a gun shot wound to the left leg while engaged with his Company and Regiment in an attack upon the enemy lines at the Battle of 2nd Bull Run in Virginia on 30 Aug 1862. At the time of the battle, John was attached to and serving with Company F.

He re-enlisted as a Veteran Volunteer on 1 Jan 1864 at Stevensburg, Virginia for three years.

John was wounded for a second time on 12 May 1864 at Spottsylvania, Virginia.

"Roll for Jan. & Feb./64, absent on furlough since Feb 26/64-Mar. & Apr./64 present. May & June/64. to Aug 31/64, absent, sick in hospital. Sept & Oct/64, present. Rolls of Co. C (to which transferred) for Nov. & Dec/64, to Apr. 30th/65, present."

John was mustered out of Company C on 30 Jun 1865. His occupaton was listed as "laborer" and his residence was listed as "North Cambridge." Michael Morrissey attested that John Murphy lived on Cedar Street in Cambridge, MA, on or about July 1865.

John was honorably discharged 30 Jun 1865 at Washington, D.C. by reason of Special Order #158 Army of Potomac.

In 1878, John Murphy applied for an Invalid Pension. His application was granted and by 1891, he was receiving $2/month because the gun-shot would that he received at Bull Run made it impossible to "obtain his subsistence by manual labor."

On 9 Jan 1891, John Murphy, petitioned the federal govenment to be placed on the pension-roll of the United States, under the provisions of the Act of June 27, 1890. This Act, also known as the Dependent and Disability Pension Act, provided pensions for all verterans who had served at least ninety days in the Union military or naval forces, were  honorably discharged from service and were unable to perform manual labor, regardless of their financial situation or when the disability was suffered. On the petition, John listed his address as 33 Bolton Street, Cambridge, MA.

John Murphy received his last pension payment of $12 from the U.S. Pension Agency on 31 May 1898. He was dropped from the rolls because he died on 3 Dec 1897. 
MURPHY, John Jr. (I387)
200 A history of the town of Abington states that eleven year old Mary A. Spence attended the East Intermediate school during the 1864-1865 school year. This was a school in Abington with fifty-seven students ranging in age from nine years to fourteen years. (Source=History of the town of Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, from its first settlement, p. 57) SPENCE, Mary A. (I567)

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