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Mary Charlotte SIMON

Female 1911 - 2004


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  • Born  28 Mar 1911  140 Essex Street, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Address  Address:
    9 Harrison Avenue
    Beverly, MA 
    Also Known As  Mary (Bing) Cronin 
    Birth weight  28 Mar 1911  [2
    5 pounds, small but healthy 
    School - Primary  Between 1916 and 1920  Prescott School, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    School - Grammar  Between 1920 and 1921  Bently School, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    5th Grade 
    School - Middle School  Between 1921 and 1924  Phillips School, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    6th, 7th, & 8th Grades 
    School - High School  Abt 1924  Salem High School, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Freshman year 
    School - High School  Between 1925 and 1928  Beverly High School (old), Beverly, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Class of 1928 
    Occupation  Beverly, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Telephone Operator (Beverly) 
    Residence  8 Bradley Road, Danvers, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  Between Sep 1939 and Jan 1942  30 Clement Ave., Peabody, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence  Between Jan 1942 and 1951  5 Putnam St, Peabody, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence  Between 1951 and 1968  9 Harrison Avenue, Beverly, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence  Between 1968 and 1970  1100 Marlboro Drive Apt. 203, Montreal, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died  2005 
    Person ID  I019  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  10 Jan 2012 

    Father  Stephen Henry SIMON,   b. 25 Dec 1873, 140 Essex Street, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1956, 981 Hale Street, Beverly Farms, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ellen Theresa CANTY,   b. 7 Feb 1887, 106 Derby St, Salem, MA (The Derby House) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1985, Twin Oaks Nursing Home, Danvers, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Apr 1909  Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number  09-586-662 
    Family ID  F007  Group Sheet

    Family  Patrick Joseph CRONIN,   b. 25 May 1909, 2 Jess St, Jamaica Plain, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1990, Danvers, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Sep 1939  St. Mary's Church, Beverly, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
    Children 
     1. Ruth Catherine CRONIN,   b. 27 Jul 1947, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1987, Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Virginia CRONIN,   b. 7 Jun 1944,   d. 7 Jun 1944
     5. Private
    Family ID  F011  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Mar 1911 - 140 Essex Street, Salem, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSchool - Grammar - 5th Grade - Between 1920 and 1921 - Bently School, Salem, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSchool - High School - Freshman year - Abt 1924 - Salem High School, Salem, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSchool - High School - Class of 1928 - Between 1925 and 1928 - Beverly High School (old), Beverly, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Telephone Operator (Beverly) - - Beverly, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 8 Bradley Road, Danvers, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between Sep 1939 and Jan 1942 - 30 Clement Ave., Peabody, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Sep 1939 - St. Mary's Church, Beverly, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between Jan 1942 and 1951 - 5 Putnam St, Peabody, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1951 and 1968 - 9 Harrison Avenue, Beverly, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1968 and 1970 - 1100 Marlboro Drive Apt. 203, Montreal, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Places of Residence:
      140 Essex Street, Salem (born)
      Cabot Street, Beverly
      30 Clement Ave. Peabody (Sept. 1939 for 16 months)
      5 Putnam Street, Peabody
      36 Appleton Avenue, Beverly???
      9 Harrison Avenue, Beverly (1951-1968)
      110 Marlboro Drive, Apt 203, Montreal, Canada (1968-1970)
      New Zealand (about Dec. 1970 - about May/June 1971)
      8 Bradley Road, Danvers
      Beverly
      Marblehead

      Mary chose her own middlename at Confirmation. "My mother let us pick our own middle name at confirmation."(1) She chose Charlotte after a girl that she knew and liked.

      The following was taken from Mary's writing in "The Grand-Parents Book":
      Where were you when your grandchildren were born?; How did you find out they had arrived?; When and where was the first time you saw them? (p. 9):
      Michael: "when Michael was born we were in Canada 1969; David & Andy called Montreal;" first saw him in his home.
      Kevin: "Canada (1969); David & Andi wrote to New Zealand; Kevin was running around at Logan Airport (June 1971)."
      Mark: "visiting in Seattle 1970; Nan & Paul called Mt. View Lake; Mark was in a back pack on Paul's shoulder at the airport (Nov. 1970) in Seattle."
      Charlie: "New Zealand 1971; Larry called New Zealand; Charlie was asleep in his mothers arms at Logan Airport June 1971."
      Tom: "Tommy - ; - ; Tommy in Malden Hospital."
      Jay: "Danvers 1973; Larry called Danvers; Jay in Malden Hospital."
      Marin: "Danvers 1973; Nan & Paul called Danvers;" first saw her in her home.
      Suzanne: "Danvers 1974; David & Andi called Danvers;" first saw her in her home.

      Who were the first people you told?: "Everybody"; Did you suggest names?: "no" (p. 9)

      Where were you born?: "140 Essex St., Salem, Mass. The same house in which my father was born." (p. 10)
      When?: "March 28, 1911, Spring - Tuesday" (p. 10)
      How old were your parents?: "Stephen Henry Simon - 37 years; Ellen Theresa Canty Simons - 24 years" (p. 10)

      Where is the first home you remember?: "140 Essex St. second & third floor over the bakery and store. Comfortable with a grand piano in the parlor a toilet & tub off the kitchen, electricity and hot air central heat." (p. 13)
      What do you remember about your room?: "had to clean it every Saturday. I would read a book by the street light when I was supposed to be sleeping." (p. 14)

      Who was your first best friend? and other friends?: "Anna & Ruth, Mary Conway; others: Jennie Carter, Hilda Selby, Natalie Gregware" (p. 14)
      Grown-up friends?: "Mary Ann Teresa Josephine Donavan Quinn" (p. 17)
      pets: "cats, Tom & Jerry" (p. 16)
      favorite TV programs: "We bought our first TV set in 1953 - Feb. 7; we were not "very young""
      radio programs? "No T.V.; Fibber Magee & Molly, Fred Allen"

      Who were your favorite teachers?: "Miss Godfrey - 5th grade, made things interesting" (p. 21)
      Favorite grammar school subjects?: "all but ancient history and grammar"
      Were you in school plays or concerts?: "no"
      What did you do after school?: "practiced my piano lesson, went to gym class and to a music club. On occassion would visit at my friends house."
      Who were your favorite athletes?: "Beverly High football team"

      When did you leave your parent's home?: "In Sept 1939 got married and lived at 30 Clement Ave. Peabody", paid "$5 a week"
      How long did you live there, where did you move next?: "16 months - the house was sold and we wanted more room and a yard. We moved around the corner to 5 Putnam St. in Jan. 1942" (p. 45)
      Where else have you lived?: "We bought a house in Beverly. Had an apartment in Canada; New Zealand and Danvers... 1951-1968: 9 Harrison Avenue, Beverly; 1968-1970: 110 Marlboro Drive, Apt 203, Montreal, Canada"

      Social Security # either: 011-03-8322 or 020-05-1621 (one is Bing Bang's)

  • Sources 
    1. [S01779] Birth Record of Mary Simon, (Massachusetts Department of Vital Statistics), 1911/598/736.

    2. [S01735] A Grand-Parents Book, Mary and Joseph Cronin, (James Wagenvoord Studio, Inc), 10.

    3. [S01735] A Grand-Parents Book, Mary and Joseph Cronin, (James Wagenvoord Studio, Inc), 21.

    4. [S01735] A Grand-Parents Book, Mary and Joseph Cronin, (James Wagenvoord Studio, Inc), 24.

    5. [S01735] A Grand-Parents Book, Mary and Joseph Cronin, (James Wagenvoord Studio, Inc), 45.

    6. [S01735] A Grand-Parents Book, Mary and Joseph Cronin, (James Wagenvoord Studio, Inc), 46.

    7. [S02308] Marriage Record of Joseph Cronin, (Massachusetts Department of Vital Statistics), 1939/6/252.
      MA VS - marr 1939/6/252
      MA VS - marr 1939/78/323

    8. [S02337] Marriage Record of Mary Simon, (Massachusetts Department of Vital Statistics), 1939/78/323.

    9. [S02155] Genealogy of the Sheas and Sullivans, Brendon Shea, (1998), Section IV.
      ("St. Mary's Church, Beverly, MA")