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From: "Betty" <>
Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] HUTCHINSON Farm (Workers from Canada)
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 07:06:12 -0400
I was just looking for more information on Thomas HUTCHINSON on the farm in
Winchester, and came across the 1880 census. It shows his widowed mother,
and he and his sister, and then 2 farm workers. This showed that they
still had a working farm in 1880. I believe it was ~1883 when their
farmhouse and barn - burned to the ground.
I thought I would mention the names of the 2 workers, in case it will help
someone: Charles W. HADLEY, 26, born Nova Scotia, and Richard GAMREY,
20, born New Brunswick.
My ancestor, Jacob, lived across the street in the other farmhouse (with a
larger barn). I just checked his family in 1880. Jacob and Eliza
HUTCHINSON, had their married (separated) daughter, Adelaide, and her 2
young daughters living with them. They had 3 workers living with them:
Kate DUNN, 23, born MA, but parents born IRE and SCOT, Christie
VESTERGAARD, 23, born Denmark, and Frank A. WHEATEN, 20, born MA, par. b.
Around the time of Jacob and Eliza's deaths in the 1890's, that half of the
large farm was sold. The other half was still in the hands of the
unmarried, adult children, Thomas and Mary. (They and an uncle "left"
their half to their cousin's daughters, Louise and Edith. My "Grandma
KIDDER" thus lived in the farm from maybe 1920, and my family moved in with
her in 1940's. We lived in the replacement farmhouse. My great-uncle
said that the replacement farmhouse "was built with short nails." (The
barn was not replaced.)
FYI: I might have been 1870-1872, when Charles W. RICE might have left
Lubec, Maine, to come down to MA to work on that HUTCHINSON Farm. That is
the only guess as to how he met Adelaide HUTCHINSON. They married in
Boston on - June 9, 1875 - and had 2 daughters, but "separated" shortly
after. I don't think I've ever found him in the 1880 census. It took me
a long time to find out he became a live-in gardener at a mansion in Milton.
Betty (near Lowell, MA)
FYI: Speaking of my great-uncle, he was almost killed at Age 9 while
standing in the street in Winchester Center. For maybe 10 years I have
wanted to find the "newspaper report" of that accident. The Ref. Dept. at
the Woburn Library just found it for me last week. The "family story"
varied slightly from what I read last week. But this story was much harder
to read. It was a "5-ton truck" that ran over his leg ! It happened
in Dec. 1916; we never knew the date.
(My Adelaide wouldn't have been found on a search, as her married surname
was mistyped. It shows as RICEW, instead of RICE
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