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Mary Harriet MASSISON-REILLY

Mary Harriet MASSISON-REILLY

Female 1909 - 1993

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  • Born  2 Jan 1909  13 Central Street, Beverly, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Female 
    Name Source  Raised as Mary Riley (by Mrs. Hugh Riley?) 
    SS no.  012-05-0737 
    Occupation  Homemaker, Machine Operator  [3, 4
    Occupation  1930 
    cardmaker in factory 
    Residence  1930  12 Andrews St, Cambridge, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living with 'sister' Annie Hopkins (Doo-Doo) 
    _FA5  10th Grade education 
    _MDCL  Intestinal Obstruction (days) Pneumonia (weeks) Colon Carcinoma, Hypothyroidism  
    Died  1 Feb 1993  Winchester Hospital, Winchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Buried  3 Feb 1993  Forest Glen Cemetery, Reading, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I001  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  9 Jan 2012 

    Father  Joseph Edward MASSISON,   b. 9 Jul 1874, Albany, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1910, Beverly, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Annie M. MONAHAN,   b. Abt 1871, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1922, Waltham, MA or Beverly, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Oct 1894  Immaculate Conception Church, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married by  by Rev. Patrick Hally (Catholic) 
    Family ID  F003  Group Sheet

    Father  Hugh REILLY,   b. Mar 1858, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1909 
    Mother  Annie Martha MASSISON,   b. May 1860, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1916, Cambridge Hospital, 330 Mt. Auburn, Cambridge, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1881 
    Family ID  F004  Group Sheet

    Family  Bert Ernest OGDEN,   b. 1 Sep 1901, Amherst Shore, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1982, Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Sep 1935  Blessed Sacrament Church, Cambridge, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • In 1930 Mary is listed on the US Census as living with her "sister" Annie Hopkins (Doo-Doo) at 12 Andrew Street in Cambrige, MA. Bert was listed as living with his mother Amelia, as well as some siblings, in Cambridge. The following year, Amelia died at 13 Andrew Street in Cambridge. It is assumbed that Mary and Bert met while living accross the street from one another. They were married 4 years later in 1935.
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Family ID  F002  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Jan 1909 - 13 Central Street, Beverly, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - living with 'sister' Annie Hopkins (Doo-Doo) - 1930 - 12 Andrews St, Cambridge, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Sep 1935 - Blessed Sacrament Church, Cambridge, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Feb 1993 - Winchester Hospital, Winchester, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 3 Feb 1993 - Forest Glen Cemetery, Reading, MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Mary MASSISON
    Mary MASSISON
    Mary Massison-Reilly with her brother

  • Notes 
    • Places of Residence:
      13 Central Street, Beverly (born)
      19 1/2 Beaver St, Cambridge (1920) with Hugh Reilly family
      12 Andrews St, Cambridge (1930) with Hopkins family
      50 River Street, Cambridge (bef 1935)
      44 Colburn Road, Reading (bef 1970)
      Reading; Apt.
      2 Elderberry Lane, Reading Apt. 109 (bef 1982)


      When Mary's parent's died she was taken in by her aunt, her fathers' sister, Annie (Massison) Reilly. Mary's brothers' Charles and John were given up for adoption, Charles being raised on the South Shore (Massachusetts), and John in Canada. Mary met her brothers again when she was in her 40's. Charles had his own business, and John could barely speak English (probably spoke French).

      Mary is listed in the 1920 census as the adopted daughter of Hugh Reilly, who's wife was Annie (Massison) (though 1920 lists his wife as Mary E.). She is listed in the 1930 census as living with and being the "sister-in-law" to Lawrence Hopkins who was married to Annie M. (Reilly), Annie and Hugh's daughter and considered a sister of Mary. Annie Hopkins was also known as Doo-doo; and she had three (3) children in 1930: Arlene (AKA "Mickey"), Lawrence & Harold (the last two are for whom Mary's second child is named).

  • Sources 
    1. [S01773] Birth Record of Mary Massison, (Massachusetts Department of Vital Statistics), 1909/582/439.

    2. [S02532] Social Security Death Index, Broderbund, #110, Vol.2, Ed.4..

    3. [S02049] Death Record of Mary Massison, (MA DPH).
      : "Homemaker"

    4. [S02274] Marriage Record of Bert Ogden and Mary Massison, (MA DPH).
      : "Machine Operator"

    5. [S02049] Death Record of Mary Massison, (MA DPH), 93/019819.

    6. [S02274] Marriage Record of Bert Ogden and Mary Massison, (MA DPH), 1935/26/18.