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Dodge Family

Posted: 11 Mar 2013 5:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: CANFIELD DODGE MURPHY
Can anyone provide any information on the May Canfield, born 1881 Massachusetts, adopted by Enoch Dodge, then married to his son Frank. I'm trying to link her to the Canfield family from Charlestown, MA. I think John Canfield married Julia Murphy in Boston June 1880 and had about 5 children over the next decade. I cannot find a death or remarriage for either John or Julia, but also cannot find them in censuses.

DODGE & CANFIELD, MASS > MAINE

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 8:15AM GMT
Classification: Marriage
Surnames: DODGE, CANFIELD
Name: Frank[lin] H Dodge BORN NEWCASTLE
Spouse: Mary Canfield born BOSTON MASS
1ST MARRIAGE FOR EACH
Marriage Date: 19 Jun 1901
Marriage Place: Newcastle
Registration Place: Newcastle, Lincoln
Birth Date: abt 1870
Age: 31
Spouse Age: 21
Gender: Male
Father: Enoch DODGE BORN NEWCASTLE - FARMER
Mother: Almira E COLBY B [L]IBERTY
Spouse Father: James CANFIELD BORN & LIVING IN BOSTON MASS
Spouse Mother: Julia MURPHY DITTO DITTO

Re: DODGE & CANFIELD, MASS > MAINE

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 1:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
thank you - i had not seen the "second" page of the marriage record. this almost raises more questions (LOL)

May Canfield is listed as "adopted daughter" in the 1900 census with the Dodge family....i can't find a birth record for her.....there are other children born to this couple - also farmed out to other homes in 1900 - brother Joe with Murphy family in Norwood, Mass. Still have not found Mr/Mrs Canfield in censuses or death records. Marriage record in Boston in 1880 lists both born in Ireland.

Welcome to the world of the Boston Irish....

Re: DODGE & CANFIELD, MASS > MAINE

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 2:12PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: CANFULL, CANFIELD, MURPHY
seems he do'snt know his name either LOL

Name: Julia Murphy
Birth Date: abt 1855
Event Type: Marriage
Event City: Boston
Marriage Date: 13 Jun 1880
Marriage Age: 25
Father Name: Comelins
Mother Name: Mary
Spouse Name: John Canfull
Spouse Marriage Age: 26
Spouse Father Name: John
Spouse Mother Name: Catharine

checked the original & it is as stated above


Name: Joseph Canfield
Birth Date: abt 1887
Event Type: Marriage
Event City: Walpole
Marriage Date: 11 Jun 1912
Marriage Age: 25
Father Name: John Canfield
Mother Name: Julia Murphy
Spouse Name: Alice Earley
Spouse Marriage Age: 25
Spouse Father Name: John Earley
Spouse Mother Name: Margaret Jennett


Name: Catharine Canfield
Birth Date: 10 Nov 1883
Event Type: Birth
Event City: Boston
Father Name: John Canfield
Mother Name: Julia

you have to bear in mind that "relationships" we use nowadays is not the same as they were used then

Re: DODGE & CANFIELD, MASS > MAINE

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 2:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have those records you provided - and a couple more.

The Alice Earley married to Joe Canfield in 1912 was my grandfather's sister. The Earley family is just as confusing/misleading/conflicting as the Canfields.

I am hoping that maybe one of the Dodge descendants may know some tidbits of information as to why May was in Newcastle Maine at all. I only found her b/c another brother, James Nicholas Canfield, listed her as his emergency contact on his WWI draft registration. from there, I backtracked.
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