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1910 Census - Cambridge, MA

1910 Census - Cambridge, MA

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 3:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Looking for Catherine Roper - 1st name could be spelled a number of ways.

In 1900 she owns the house at 90 Dudley St - she is with her mother Hanna - listed as Head, and her sister-in-law Ruth and Ruth's children. In 1910 Joseph Roper is at Dudley St - I have a copy of that but it is horrible to read - I can't tell if he is at 90 Dudley and can't read to see if she is anywhere on Dudley.

Could someone find her and/or him to see who owns house in 1910?

Thanks

Re: 1910 Census - Cambridge, MA

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 8:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hard to tell who owned the house, even though she was listed as head of household, the house may have belonged to her mother. In the 1910 census the house at 90 Dudley holds the family of Joseph Roper, 46, who is listed as head. Included are his son James, 17, his daughter Ellen, 16, his son Joseph, 8 and his mother Hanna, 67. Could not find Catharine in 1910. Don

Re: 1910 Census - Cambridge, MA

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 9:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Margaret,

I looked at the Cambridge City Directories for C(K)atherine. No luck, but interesting history of the house. Hanora is listed in the Directories as widow of James until 1904. During that time, Joe the Plumber is at various addresses.

In 1905 Hanora disappears from the Directory and Joe is at 90 Dudley. Hanora reappears in 1907 & 1908.
Then:
1909 Directory: Joseph H., plumber, 90 Dudley
1910 Directory: Joseph H., plumber, 90 Dudley
1911 Directory: Joseph H., plumber, 90 Dudley
1912 Directory: Joseph H., plumber, 90 Dudley
1913 Directory: Joseph H., plumber, 90 Dudley
1914 Directory: Joseph H., plumber, 19 Clifton
1915 Directory: Joseph H., plumber, 19 Clifton
1916 Directory: Joseph H., plumber, 19 Clifton

In the 1910 census, Joseph is listed as Head, and he RENTS the property.

In the 1917 Directory is the notation "Joseph H., died October 18, 1916." James & Alice are living at 18 Porter Rd.

For 1914 on, 90 Dudley is occupied by Joseph Basteri. Basteri and his family are there through 1930, last directory and last available census. The 1920 and 1930 censuses both say he owns the property.

Re: 1910 Census - Cambridge, MA

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 10:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you very much for all the information.

Margaret

Re: 1910 Census - Cambridge, MA

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 10:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
What is really strange is that you responded to this with a thank you right after I posted it, then your response disappeared.

Back to the original question. If you are local to Cambridge, you might want to try:
Middlesex South Registry of Deeds
208 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02141
617-679-6310

If Catherine did indeed own the house at one point, there should be a recorded document to that effect. When she sold it or otherwise disposed of it, there may be an address for her.

It has been joined with #88 and is currently a condo with 3 units.

Re: 1910 Census - Cambridge, MA

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 11:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Bizarre!!!!
I thought I had thanked you - don't know why it disappeared!

I'm going to the Registry - that's what I was trying to figure out - I noticed that it is now joined with 88.
Seems kind of strange that Catherine owns it in 1900 then Joseph(brother) is renting. Unless she sold it between 1900-1910 and he couldn't afford to buy it so.......

Thanks for the help
Margaret

Re: 1910 Census - Cambridge, MA

Posted: 17 Nov 2009 5:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
This gets more bizzare. Earlier this evening I replied to your last message and when I just looked it had disappeared.

As best I can recollect, it went something like:
1. Maybe Joseph was renting from Catherine.
2. Going back to your original query, did you expect to find Catherine in Cambridge because of some later data that places here there? Or, was that just the logical place for her to be.
3. If you look at the online registry of deeds info, it lists the house as having been built in 1900. I think the key is going to revolve around how Catherine acquired the property.
4. Based on the Directories and the 1910 census, she is definitely not in Cambridge and very reluctant to be found anywhere else.
5. Maybe she was down in NY painting the town with Ruth and her inherited millions.

Re: 1910 Census - Cambridge, MA

Posted: 17 Nov 2009 2:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Catherine died in Cambridge, MA in 1914 - living at her sister's house - Mary McKeever 8 Camelia Ave - she is not with them on the 1910.

#5. I wish it was me!!

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