MARK R. MADDISON

1844-1917 - Halifax, Nova Scotia. Canada & Lynn, Essex co., MA

(Second Generation - Maddison Family)

FATHER
MOTHER
Mark Maddison
Martha [surname not known]



BIRTH Mark R. was born on 4 November 1844 in Halifax, Halifax co., Nova Scotia, Canada[1,2,3,4,5,]. There is a discrepancy in his Birth Date. He listed 4 November 1844 on his naturalization record and his citizenship papers; 4 November 1845 is listed on his Death Certificate; yet his age on his 1884 Marriage Certificate is listed as 35 - giving him a birth year of 1849. I highly doubt that 1849 is correct it is more than likely that he knocked 4-5 years off his age in order to get permission from her father to marry Lena. A man whose first marriage was taking place at age 39 or 40 was more suspect in the 1800s than it would be today.
DEATH & BURIAL He died in Lynn, Essex co., MA on 22 November 1917; he was 72y. 18d[1]. He was buried on 24 November 1917 in Pine Grove Cemetary, Lynn, Essex co.,. MA[1]. Family lore claims that he died in the Influenza Epidemic, but his death certificate lists the cause of death as Pulmonary Tuberculosis[1]. During that terrible year, probably any death due to pulmonary reasons was attributed to the Flu Pandemic.
MIGRATION At age 18, he was a Clerk and apparently paid his first visit to Boston, Suffolk co., MA arriving on 20 October 1863 aboard the S.S. Brig America. He soon retuned to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. On the 6th or 7th of September 1869, Mark officially emigrated from Halifax to Boston -- booked in a cabin aboard the S.S. Steamer Oriental. He was listed on the ship's manifest as being age 24 with an occupation either as a Mechanic or an Upholsterer[4,5].
CITIZENSHIP Not much has currently been found of Mark between his arrival in Boston in 1869 and his filing for Naturalization in 1880. After that, his trail is fairly easy to trace. His intention to be naturalized was recorded on 30 October 1880[5].

Finally, Mark was made an American citizen on 19 February 1887. and his naturalization was officially recorded on 5 March 1887[6,7,8].

OCCUPATION & RESIDENCE When he migrated to American, his occupation was listed as Mechanic or Upholsterer[4,5].

At the time he applied for citizenship, he lived in the rear of Number 364 Main Street in Woburn, Middlesex co., MA and was a Currier[5].

He was living in Woburn at the time of his marriage. It is probable that he and his wife's father Michael were Curriers together, since this was Michael's lifelong occupation and thus met her through him. However, by the time of his marriage in 1884, Mark had changed occupations again and was now a Butcher[2].

By the time of his death in 1917, the family had removed to 141 Walnut Street in Lynn, Essex co., MA[1]. And, once again, Mark had changed occupations. On his death record his occupation is given as Leather Worker[1]. Thus, it is probable that Mark moved his family to Lynn in order to work in the booming shoe industry in that city at the turn of the 20th century.

MARRIAGE Mark R. married Alina/Aleen "Lena" O'CONNOR[3] daughter of Michael O'CONNOR & Margaret McCARTHY, in Woburn, Middlesex co., MA[2,9]. They were married by The Reverend Leander Thompson on 19 April 1884 and Mark was 38 or 39, not the 35 he claimed on his marriage record.

CHILDREN 2. i. Walter F. He was born on 7 April 1887 in Woburn, Middlesex co., MA[19,20].
ii. Arthur Blake Please see his own page.
iii. Leonard Nothing is really known of Leonard except that he died young.





GENERATION G1 (Great) Grandfather
FAMILY NUMBER 12
SOURCES 1. "Mark R. Maddison Death Certificate," 22 November 1917, Lynn, Essex co., MA, 1917, p. 269, Registered number 1293.

2. Mark Maddison & Lena O'Connor Marriage Record," 19 April 1884, Woburn, Middlesex co., MA, 1884, v. 353, p. 267.

3. "Thomas Maddison Citizenship Papers," 25 October 1880, U.S. District Court, Boston, Suffolk co., MA.

4. "Arthur Blake Maddison & Marian Louise Newhall Marriage Record," 1 June 1922, Lynn, Essex co., MA, 1922, v. 455, A436015 - Registered Number 347, Intention Number 360, Commonwealth of MA Vital Records.

5. "Mark R. Maddison Citizenship Papers," 30 October 1880, U.S. District Court, Boston, Suffolk co., MA.

6. "Mark R. Maddison Citizenship Intention," 19 February 1887, Fourth District Court of East Middlesex - Woburn, 1885-1906, pp. 32, 32A, 32B.

7. "Federal Archives, Waltham, Middlesex co., MA." 1885-1906-32.

8. "Mark R. Maddison Citizenship Papers," 30 October 1880, U.S. District Court, Boston, Suffolk co., MA.

9. "Mark R. Maddison Citizenship Intention," 19 February 1887, Fourth District Court of East Middlesex - Woburn, 1885-1906, pp. 32, 32A, 32B.

10. Commonwealth of MA Vital Records, [MAVR], Marriage Records, 1884, 353, 267.

11. "Alina O'Connor Birth Record," 2 August 1865, Winchester, Middlesex co., MA, 1865, v. 178, p. 235, #34.

12. "Lena O'Connor Maddison Death Certificate," 6 January 1959, Lynn, Essex co., MA, 1959, p. 34, Registered Number 19.

13. Commonwealth of MA Vital Records, [MAVR], Death Records 1959, v. 65, p. 34.

14. "Walter F. Maddison Birth Record," Woburn, Middlesex co., MA, 1887, v. 377, p. 310.

15. Commonwealth of MA Vital Records, [MAVR], Birth Records, 1887, 377, 310.

16. "Arthur Blake Maddison Death Record," 7 May 1955, Lynnfield, Essex co., MA, 1955, 160, A436098 - Registered Number 14 in Lynnfield, Commonwealth of MA Vital Records.

17. Barbara Maddison Birth Record, 14 January 1923, Swampscott, Essex co., MA, 1923, 8, Paper, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Vital Records.

18. Marblehead, Essex co., MA Vital Records. [MarbleheadVR]

19. Commonwealth of MA Vital Records, [MAVR], Birth Records 1893, Volume 430, Page 451, #1104, Lynn [Marion Louise Newhall].

20. Ibid. Death Records 1984, #042443.

21. Barbara Maddison Hall Death Record, 1988, #022743, Paper, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Vital Records.

22. Commonwealth of MA Vital Records, [MAVR], Death Records, 1988, #022747.

23. Hall Family Record 2, Marriages Page, Written Records in Family Bibles.

24. Hall-Maddison Marriage Certificate, 20 February 1943, Crane Chapel, Tufts University, Medford, Middlesex co., MA, 1943, Actual Certificate from the Reverend George Ladd., Certificate in posession of Kristin Hall.

25. Hall Family Record, Marriages Page, Written Records in Family Bibles.

26. Hall Family Record, Births Page, Written Records in Family Bibles.

27. Hall Family Records 2, Children's Names Page, Written Family Records from Family bibles.

28. Walter Kenneth Hall Birth Record, 6 January 1920, Boston, Suffolk co., MA, 1920, 1, 6, 225, Paper, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Vital Records.

29. Kristin Carole Hall Birth Record, 26 May 1961, Portland, Cumberland co., ME, 1961, 271821, State of Maine Vital Records.

30. Family Notes Transcription. Notes originally in Walter K. Hall's, Barbara M. Hall's or Heather Hall's hand.

31. 1939 The World Almanac, [1939Alm], 918.

32. Heather Hall Birth Record, 27 November 1944, Melrose, Middlesex co., MA, 1944, 488, 605, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Vital Records.

33. Alan Maddison Hall Birth Record, 27 October 1947, Melrose, Middlesex co., MA, 1947, Melrose, 46, 871, Paper, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Vital Records.




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