I am trying to obtain info on my granduncle who died the day after my birth in December 1958. I have known him only by the name Chase Macomber and as the husband of Mary Corcoran of E. Fairfield. I have searched for years for more info on him but Aunt Mary died when I was 7 and they had no children to ask about him.
I had once been told that there were Macombers in Cambridge and tonight started going through the 1920 census I ordered and finally made some progress!
In 1920 a Chase T. Macomber was living in Cambridge, age 44, as a farmer with his wife Carrie,34! I was unsure whether this was "my" Chase or perhaps a father. Aunt Mary was born in 1903 so I called my mother to see if Uncle Chase had been alot older than Mary and she confirmed he was older. When I asked if he had been married before she remembered that he had been and that the wife had miscarried (or had a still born) only child. The couple on the census had no children so that fit what she was saying.
Since I now knew that Chase was old enough to be on the 1910 census and possibly on the 1900 I continued the search. On the 1910 search I found a Henry Macomber, 34, in Cambridge with his wife Carrie, 25. In this census Henry was a mail carrier. The ages were correct to be the same as Chase & Carrie. I assume they are the same couple. Married 3 years and no children.
Now I'm wondering what his real name is! Was his name Henry and Chase was a nickname? Error of census? Do you have any information on a mail carrier in Cambridge named Macomber? Chase would have been born about 1875 and Carrie about 1885. I would think she died fairly young - 40s perhaps.
Anything you can offer on any Macombers in town would be appreciated. Chase was not buried with Aunt Mary and I tend to think that he may have been buried in Cambridge, perhaps with Carrie.
Thanks for any help you can offer: