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Charles Joseph (Massison) MASISON[1]

Male 1903 - 1961


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  • Born  5 Nov 1903  Beverly Farms, Beverly, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  15 Aug 1961  Rockland, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I072  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  13 Apr 2011 

    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 
    Relationship  Natural 
    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 
    Relationship  Natural 
    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

    Family  Dorothea Campbell MASKER,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Dorothy MASISON,   b. 31 May 1926, Mattapan, Ma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 2007, Life Care Center, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Living
    Family ID  F054  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Nov 1903 - Beverly Farms, Beverly, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Aug 1961 - Rockland, MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • from Alan Masison (13 Dec. 2002):
      Charles was adopted in 1918 by the Farrington family, but they apparently never made it legal. After growing up as a Farrington he discovered years later that he was a Massison - but the name was corrupted as Masison. The Masison spelling continued though his children and remains today.

      His children had believed that Joseph died in the flu of 1918 - but Charles would have been 15 years old and surely would have memories of his parents.

      The Catholic Church took over the orphans including Charles, Mary, John, and other brothers and sisters. The Catholic Church could not provide for all of them so they asked a family leaving Mass on Sunday to take one or two home with them and feed them for a week and bring them to Mass next Sunday.

      The Farringtons took Charles home and kept him. He never saw his sister Mary again until some time in the 1950's when John published a notice in the Boston Record American which Alan happened to see. The Masison's contacted John who was living in Cambridge, he spoke only French, and that led them to Mary and Bert Ogden who were living in or around Somerville.

  • Sources 
    1. [S02404] Mary Droege (email), December 15, 2002.
      "... Joseph..."

    2. [S02143] Gene Pool Ind Records.