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Looking for a Francis (Frank) Anderson, Fall River 1890's

Looking for a Francis (Frank) Anderson, Fall River 1890's

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 7:33PM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Edited: 18 Mar 2010 6:28PM GMT
Surnames: Anderson, Fitzpatrick, Hagan
I have hit a brick wall on this person.

Francis Anderson - DOB unknown and unknown birthplace, m. October 30, 1883 to Mary Anne Fitzpatrick in New Brunswick. Son of Edward Anderson and Mary Hagan.

In 1885, Francis and Mary Anne had a daughter, Stella May, in NB. She was baptized in the same church they were married in.

However, in the 1891 census, Stella is listed as living with her mother's family (granddaughter) with the Fitzpatricks and her parents are nowhere to be found.

Mary Anne's brother, John Fitzpatrick, makes several references in his journal about Francis living in Fall River with a Pat Anderson (a brother, maybe)? "Febuary 9, 1987 - received 9 dollars from frank anderson", "Mr pat anderson, 131 thomas st fall river Mass", and "Mr francis anderson, Sonett [sic?] Mass in care of patrick grimes"

I did find a Francis and Pat Anderson living in Fall River in the early 1890s, and the address matches exactly with the one in the journal. I have never been able to find any information on Mary Anne, so I thought that if I could find what happened to Francis, I may be able to find Mary Anne.

Re: Looking for a Francis (Frank) Anderson, Fall River 1890's

Posted: 18 Mar 2010 4:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Mar 2010 6:29PM GMT
Surnames: Anderson
Not sure if this would help. In the census, Patrick and his wife, Sarah, are listed as being from Canada Eng.

They have in 1900
Mary E, age 15
Francis, age 14 (son)
Margaret age 11
Rose, age 11
Catherine, age 9.

Francis was born on 16 Mar 1887 and on his birth record there was a reference to that fact that Patrick and Sarah were from PEI. Not sure how much access you have to those, but it might help. Later reference in the census is to Nova Scotia...but Patrick's parents were born in Ireland and he was a naturalized American citizen...

If you contact Waltham NARA via e-mail (google for it) they might be able to provide additional information from Patrick's Declaration of Intent and Petition for Naturalization. It might lead you to exact town of birth and if he is indeed, the brother of Francis, might help you track him down.

You might attempt to find this Francis Anderson, son of Patrick, and his family. Maybe a child or grandchild of this Patrick could provide some info. Patrick was born about 1861 so this might provide a ball park age for the Francis you seek.

You might want to search those church records you found for the marriage and birth of Francis' child. If you check from her birth to 1891 for death records, you might find that the wife died in childbirth or something thereafter. Many times if you can check those death records by marriage or maiden names, you will find it in the same church where they were at other times. Just a suggestion.

If I uncover something else, will let you know. I did find a death record for a Francis Anderson, but parents listed were different then those you mentioned so must be a different individual.

Have a good day.

Re: Looking for a Francis (Frank) Anderson, Fall River 1890's

Posted: 18 Mar 2010 4:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Mar 2010 6:30PM GMT
Surnames: Anderson
Thanks for all of your info and suggestions. I went through the Memramcook, NB church record page by page for an entry on Mary Anne Anderson, but there is none. The last mention of her is in 1885 when their daughter, Stella, was born.

However, there is an entry in Mary Anne's brother's journal dated 1887 where he says he paid "Mary Anderson" a few dollars for washing. So she had to have passed away sometime between then and 1891. Also, in the 1900 US census, Mary Anne's mother lists 8 children, 7 of whom were still living, so she definitely was gone by then.


Re: Looking for a Francis (Frank) Anderson, Fall River 1890's

Posted: 18 Mar 2010 4:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Mar 2010 6:30PM GMT
Surnames: Anderson

In the 1881 census:
There is a Francis Anderson, age 22 in Charlottetown Royalty, and a Patrick Anderson, age 20, in the same town, of Irish Extraction, born in PEI, Roman Catholic. They are not living in the same household as they are workers. Maybe this might apply to your Francis.

Re: Looking for a Francis (Frank) Anderson, Fall River 1890's

Posted: 26 Mar 2013 12:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Mar 2013 3:46PM GMT
Could he be in Assonet, Massachusetts? It is near Fall River.

death Mary A Anderson 1888 Fall River MA

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 3:27AM GMT
Classification: Death
Edited: 25 Apr 2013 9:57PM GMT
Surnames: Fitzpatrick, Anderson
Vol.391: Pg.117 (online at NEHGS)
Aug 20 1888 death Fall River Massachusetts
Mary A Anderson (wf of Francis) p:Patrick & Mary, age 28yrs 2mo 28days
b PE Island New Brunswick
Note:Not certain if this is Mary Ann Fitzpatrick Anderson since maiden name not in death record
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