Mary Elizabeth Brown

Birth Name Mary Elizabeth Brown
Gender female
Age at Death 55 years, 9 months, 15 days

Narrative

I have no idea who Mary Elizabeth's father is. On her marriage record and on the birth record of her second son named Warren Albert Burr, Mary Ellen says her father's name is William H. Heinsz. Both times she spelled it that way. On all other records found so far, her maiden name is Brown.

Her mother Margaret Carrigan was married to a William H Brown. William H Brown is on the 1880 census of East Boston, living on Everett Street, with his parents Thomas W and Ellen. Their surname is Brown, not Heinz/Heinsz/HInes, etc.

There is no William H Hinds/Heinz/Heinsz in the 1895 or 1896 Boston City Directories. There are a lot of William Hines, but none in East Boston. I have found no trace of a William H Heinsz in Boston.

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth June 1895 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States   1a
General

I haven't found a birth record for Mary Elizabeth under any possible surname, nor by looking just for her mother's name.

There is a Mary Ellen Brown on the birth index, born in 1895, who is a twin to a Peter Brown. Both are in Volume 450, Page 189. Is this her?

Census (Unknown) January 1, 1900 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 168 Marginal Street 1a
Event Note

1900 Census Ward 2, (East) Boston, ED 1180, sheet 2b
January 1, 1900
at 168 Marginal Street

William Brown, 28, February 1872, married 4 years, Born in Massachusetts, father in Maine, mother in Ireland, longshoreman, out of work 4 months in past year
Margaret Brown, 34, December 1865, married 4 years, 2 children, 1 alive, born in England, parents in Ireland, unknown when arrived
Annie L Brown, 4, June 1895, born in Massachusetts, father in Maine, mother in England

"United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9YS-2RG : accessed 4 March 2015), William Brown, Precinct 6 Boston city Ward 2, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet 2B, family 42, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,676.

Census (Unknown) April 23, 1910 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 64 Chelsea Street 2a
Event Note

1910 Census, Ward 2 (East) Boston, ED 1269, sheet 19B, family 240
(Supplemental)
April 23, 1910
Renting at 64 Chelsea Street

Mary E Carrigan, 40, head, single, born in Massachusetts, parents in Ireland, labeling, fish factory
Elizabeth F Jenkins, 20, lodger, single, born in Massachusetts, father in Massachusetts, mother in England, stitcher, laundry
Mary E Brown, 15, lodger, single, born in Massachusetts, father in Massachusetts, mother in England, wash girl, department store
Catherine Fallon, 87, mother, widowed, no children, none alive, born in Ireland, parents also, arrived 1845, no occupation

"United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M2KN-4QT : accessed 1 March 2015), Mary E Carrigan, Boston Ward 2, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1269, sheet 19B, family 240, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,627.

Census (Unknown) April 23, 1910 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 170 Marginal Street 2b
Event Note

1910 Census, Ward 2, (East) Boston, ED 1280, sheet 10a
April 23, 1910
at 170 Marginal Street

William H Brown, 39, widowed, married 16 years, born in Massachusetts, father also, mother in Ireland, laborer, docks, out of work 19 weeks last year
Mary E Brown, 15, born in Massachusetts, parents also
Margaret L Brown, 6, born in Massachusetts, parents also
Thomas J Glavin, 23, lodger, laborer, docks
George J Bronfield, 22, lodger, laborer, docks

 

"United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M2KN-F1S : accessed 4 March 2015), Mary E Brown in household of William H Brown, Boston Ward 2, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1280, sheet 10A, family 174, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,627.

Residence October 6, 1917 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 50 Lexington Street 3a
Event Note

Mary Ellen was living at 50 Lexington Street when she was married. This was the residence of John F Bromfield and family. In 1920, Mary Ellen's sister Margaret Lillian Brown was living at 94 Lexington with the Bromfields. John's wife, Annie (Brown) Bromfield, was their father's sister.
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Here is John F Bromfield in 1917:
1917 Boston City Directory (page 296, image at ancestry.com 292)
John F Bromfield, tallyman, house 50 Lexington EB

Residence (Wife) January 10, 1918 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 115 Everett Street 4a
Event Note

living at 115 Everett Street when their first son named William Albert was born. This was the home of Mary E Brown's aunt and uncle Catherine (Carrigan) and James Jenkins.

Residence (Wife) September 5, 1919 South Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 48 Union Park 5a
Event Note

living at 48 Union Park when their second son named Warren Albert was born.

Census (Lodger) January 13, 1920 South Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 43 Upton Street 6a
Event Note

1920 Census, Ward 6, (South) Boston, ED 169, Sheet 15A
January 13, 1920
at 43 Upton Street

John H Feeley, 34, machinist
May Feeley, 21, keeper, lodging house
May E Burr, 22, married, lodger, born in Massachusetts, parents in Ireland, no occupation
Warren Burr, 4m, lodger, born in Massachusetts, father in Pennsylvania, mother in Massachusetts
... other lodgers
Charles C Grant, 27, single, born in Canada, parents also, arrived 1909, naturalized 1919, sheet metal worker, roofing
... other lodgers

"United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFMJ-H6T : accessed 4 March 2015), May E Burr in household of John H Feeley, Boston Ward 6, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet 15A, family 163, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,731.

Census (Unknown) April 16, 1940 Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 1764 Dorchester Avenue 7a
Event Note

1940 Census, Ward 16, (Dorchester) Boston, ED 15-568, sheet 4A
April 16, 1940
at 1764 Dorchester Avenue

Charles Grant, 48, head, 6 years school, born in Canada, naturalized, roofer, house repair, private work
Mary E Grant, 46, 4 years high school, born in Massachusetts
Jean M Grant, 12,
John R Grant, 9
Robert Grant, 7
Warren A Burr, 20, stepson, 4 years high school, typist, school w. program, government work
Charles C Burr, 18, stepson, 13? years school, occupation type: other
Edna Burr, 15, stepdaughter, 2 years high school, in school
Lorraine Burr, 14, stepdaughter, 7 years school, in school

Charles Grant provided the information. All lived in the same place, Boston, in 1935. All children born in Massachusetts

"United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K4V7-4NH : accessed 4 March 2015), Warren A Burr in household of Charles Grant, Ward 16, Boston, Boston City, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 15-568, sheet 4A, family 100, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 1675.

Residence (Unknown) 1951 Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 1764 Dorchester Avenue  
Event Note

1952 Boston City Directory
(page 943, image 1636)
Mary E Grant (Mrs Chas C) died March 16, 1951

(page 942, image 1635)
Charles C Grant, roofer, house 1764 Dorchester Ave Dorchester
Charles C Grant, Jr, USA r 1764 Dorchester Ave Dorchester
Robert Grant, USN, r 1764 Dorchester Ave Dorchester
Jean Grant, exam. Filene's, r 1764 Dorchester Ave Dorchester
John Grant, USMC, r 1764 Dorchester Ave Dorchester

(page 443, image 1136)
Warren Burr, clerk, r 1764 Dorchester Ave Dorchester

Death March 16, 1951      
Event Note

1952 Boston City Directory
(page 943, image 1636)
Mary E Grant (Mrs Chas C) died March 16, 1951

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father William Henry Heinz/BrownFebruary 1872
Mother Margaret Louise Carriganbetween January 1, 1861 and March 31, 1861March 3, 1910
         Mary Elizabeth Brown June 1895 March 16, 1951
    Sister     Annie Louisa Brown October 22, 1898 October 5, 1899
    Brother     William Henry Brown October 7, 1899 October 10, 1899
    Sister     Margaret Lillian Brown July 8, 1904

Families

Family of Warren Albert Burr and Mary Elizabeth Brown

Married Husband Warren Albert Burr ( b. about 1892 d. August 28, 1936 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage October 6, 1917 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States   3a
General

Marriages Registered in Boston, 1917, page 173
October 6, 1917
Warren A Burr, 25, an oiler for the US Navy, living on the USS Montana, Portsmouth, NH, born in Pittsburgh. parents: Charles E Burr, Mary A Hetrick.
Mary E Heinsz, 22, a waitress, living at 50 Lexington Street, born in Boston. parents: William H Heinsz, Margaret S Kerrigan.

first marriage for both. married by George M Young, JP, 1098 Washington Street

"Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KB83-23K : accessed 4 March 2015), Warren A Burr and Mary E Heinsz, 06 Oct 1917; citing Marriage, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, certificate number 6790, page 173, State Archives, Boston.

  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Warren A. BurrJanuary 10, 1918March 23, 1918
Warren Albert BurrSeptember 5, 1919April 5, 1984
Charles C Burr1921
Edna Eileen Burr1924
Lorraine Elizabeth Burr1926

Family of Charles C Grant and Mary Elizabeth Brown

Married Husband Charles C Grant ( b. d. ... )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1926 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States   8a
Event Note

Index to Marriages in Massachusetts, 1926-1930
1926, Volume 1, page 187, in Boston
Mary E (Brown) Burr
Charles C Grant

  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
John R Grant1931

Source References

  1. 1900 United States Census
      • Page: William Brown, Ward 2, (East) Boston, ED 1180, sheet 2b
  2. 1910 United States Census
      • Page: Mary E Carrigan, Ward 2 (East) Boston, ED 1269, sheet 19B, family 240 (Supplemental)
      • Page: William H Brown, Ward 2, (East) Boston, ED 1280, sheet 10a
  3. Massachusetts Marriage Records
      • Page: Warren A Burr, Mary E Heinz, Oct 6, 1917, Boston, page 173
  4. Massachusetts Births
      • Page: Warren Albert Burr, January 10, 1918, Boston, page 10
  5. Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records
      • Page: Births, 1919, Volume 32, page 243, Warren Albert Burr
  6. 1920 United States Census
      • Page: John H Feeley household, Ward 6, (South) Boston, ED 169, Sheet 15A
  7. 1940 United States Census
      • Page: Charles Grant, Ward 16, (Dorchester) Boston, ED 15-568, sheet 4A
  8. Massachusetts Marriage Index, 1901-1955 and 1966-1970
      • Page: 1926, Volume 1, page 187, Boston