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Mary Harriet MASSISON-REILLY

Mary Harriet MASSISON-REILLY

Female 1909 - 1993  (84 years)

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  • Name Mary Harriet MASSISON-REILLY 
    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  (Age 35 years) 
    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  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Married 2 Oct 1894  Immaculate Conception Church, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Married by by Rev. Patrick Hally (Catholic) 
    Family ID F003  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Hugh REILLY,   b. Mar 1858, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1909  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    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  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married Abt 1881  [8
    Family ID F004  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    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  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 1 Sep 1935  Blessed Sacrament Church, Cambridge, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    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  |  Family Chart

  • 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. [S02314] Marriage Record of Joseph Massison, (Massachusetts Historical Commission), 442/289 (1894) recorded in Beverly.
      (NOTE: marriage age of 21 doesn't add up)
      ('Edward' from Marriage; 'A.' from Death)

    7. [S02267] Marriage Record of Annie Monahan, (Massachusetts Historical Commission), 442/479 (1894) recorded in Salem.
      (NOTE: marriage age of 19 doesn't add up)

    8. [S01825] Census - 1900 US Fed, Beverly Ward 1 Dist 257.
      married 19 y

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