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From: "Betty" <>
Subject: Re: [BOSTON] Boston 1880's Jones lost at sea
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 07:04:56 -0400
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Hi Barbara,

It seems that the 1880's are hard to find information on. My
gr-gr-grandfather in Maine had an older brother who "loved the sea" and
"died at sea" in 1887. He was John KIDDER and no one can find out any
information at all on his death. We don't even know which month it
happened, or where it happened, or how it happened. Just an FYI
for you.

Betty (near Lowell, MA)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Barbara Smith" <>
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Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 8:40 AM
Subject: [BOSTON] Boston 1880's Jones lost at sea

> My ggf William Jones was according to my grandmother "lost at sea". He was
> a fisherman on her birth record 1879, but on her sister's 1881 listed as a
> baker. Quite possibly he did both. His death would have occurred somewhere
> between1881-1890. My grandmother told my mom that she was 3 when he died
> and 5 when her mother MaryAnn (Sullivan) Jones died. From Nov 1883 - 1890
> I haven't been able to find any records of my ggrandparents deaths in
> Boston or Massachusetts in the Mass Archives. In. October 1890 my
> grandmother's cousin became her legal guardian and the document listed her
> parents as both deceased, but no other information. My grandmother used to
> visit her mom's grave at Holy Cross Cemetary in Malden, but neither my mom
> or her siblings knew where it was. If my ggf was lost at sea, where/how
> would a death record been listed? I have to assume at this point my ggm
> didn't die in MA as can't find any record. My grandmother's sister's
> record exists and she died in Nov. 1883 in
> Boston, but then the trail goes cold.

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