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From: "Betty" <>
Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] LEWIS Births and COFFIN Births in Stoneham
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 09:36:05 -0400
Last query for today ! :o)
I was reminded last night that my great-grandmother and her sister seem to
have both had children born to them in Stoneham. It would have been in
the 1881 to 1891 timeframe. I have the names and birthdays of the 13
LEWIS siblings. And, very helpful researchers have been providing me
(still) of some of the names of 10 COFFIN children.
I was wondering how the Stoneham Town Clerk's office is .. for doing
genealogy look-up's. I'd like to find the marriage records for the 13
LEWIS siblings, and the birth records for some of the COFFIN siblings.
(I'd like to find the "death record" for Francis LEWIS in 1913, but I don't
know where he was living at the time. It was possibly Beverly, MA.)
FYI: From very helpful researchers I have found out that Mrs. Esther
(CORKILL) COFFIN had 10 children. But, most of them died before adulthood.
Up until this month, I only found out about 2 daughters who did live, did
marry, and had children. They were: Mrs. Mary (COFFIN) WILLIAMS living
on Nantucket, and Mrs. Ida (COFFIN) TRIPP, also living on Nantucket.
I was told last night that some of the COFFIN children born in Stoneham
might have had very similar names to their LEWIS cousins. And, the first
name, Stanley, is found in both families, even down a generation.
John "Stanley" LEWIS and Mary Elizabeth CORKILL were the couple who came
down from Nova Scotia. He was known by both names, and he was the owner /
editor of 2, independent newspapers in Stoneham until he got sick in 1923.
A much later newspaper report said that he was a kind and generous man.
So, I guess his sisters-in-law were very grateful for all the assistance he
had given them. Mrs. Esther COFFIN on Nantucket and Mrs. Julia McNUTT in
Nova Scotia. (Julia's husband had been killed shortly after she delivered
her 10th child.)
Betty (near Lowell, MA)
(I wish I could find out whether the 3 (CORKILL) sisters kept in touch with
their 2 younger brothers in Nova Scotia, John and Robert, and their older
brother, Edward, in British Columbia.) (And, their father, Evan CORKILL,
was in Liverpool, England, and lived for 20 years after his 6 children were
"shipped to Canada.")