George Edward Aiken

Birth Name George Edward Aiken
Gender male
Age at Death 69 years, 22 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth August 23, 1890 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States   1a 2a
Event Note

Births Registered in Boston for 1890, page 73
George Hiram Aiken
August 23, 1890
born at 5 Harmony Place [East Boston]
parents: Henry A [Aiken], a box maker, born in Charlestown, and Catherine E, born in Boston

"Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FX49-D3L : accessed 23 April 2015), George Hiram Aiken, 23 Aug 1890; citing Boston, Massachusetts, reference p 73, Massachusetts Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1,428,244.

Residence August 29, 1909 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 115 Everett Street 1b
Event Note

living at 115 Everett Street when their daughter Helen was born. This was the home of Catherine's parents.

Draft Registration June 5, 1917 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States   3a
Event Note

World War I Draft Registration Cards
June 5, 1917, Ward 2, Precinct 2, Boston
George E Aiken
13 Morris, East Boston
married, age 26, born August 23, 1890, East Boston,
occupation: stock clerk, sub letter carrier, for Atlantic [War?], Boston Postal Division, Border St., East Boston
dependents: wife, four children
blue eyes, brown hair, short, slender

"United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZN2-Z1N : accessed 23 April 2015), George E Aiken, 1917-1918; citing East Boston City no 2, Massachusetts, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,684,760.

Residence June 5, 1917 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 13 Morris Street 3a
Event Note

living at 13 Morris Street when he registered for the WWI draft

Census January 16, 1920 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 8? Jeffries Street 4a
Event Note

1920 Census Ward 2 (East) Boston, ED 41, sheet 10b
January 16, 1920
renting at 8? Jeffries Street

Edward Aiken, 26, watchman, boiler shop
Catherine Aiken, 26,
Helen Aiken, 10
Edward F Aiken, 7
Mary Aiken, 5
Reta Aiken, 3y 1m
Edna I Aiken, 2m

all born in Massachusetts, parents also

"United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFMC-BZN : accessed 22 April 2015), Edward Aiken, Boston Ward 2, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet 10B, family 144, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,728.

Census April 11, 1930 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 381 Maverick Street 5a
Event Note

1930 Census, Ward 1, Boston
Series T626, Roll 942, Page 19A. E.D. 33, Sheet 19A
April 11, 1930
Renting at 381 Maverick St., $18/month, no radio.

Aiken, George E., 39, M, 19 at 1st marriage, born in Massachusetts, parents also, Custodian
--, Catherine H., 37, M, 17 at 1st marriage, born in Massachusetts, parents also
-----, Edward F., 17, wrapper, fish pier
-------, Mary L., 15
----------, Rita, 13
----------, Edna, 9
--------, George, 6

youngest four were in school. All children born in Massachusetts.

"United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XQ5G-5V1 : accessed 22 April 2015), George E Aiken, Boston (Districts 1-250), Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0033, sheet 19A, family 356, line 15, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 942; FHL microfilm 2,340,677.

Census April 16, 1940 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 351 Sumner Street 6a
Event Note

1940 Census, Ward 1 (East Boston) Boston, Massachusetts, ED 15-49, sheet 11B
April 16, 1940
renting at 351 Sumner St

George Edward Aiken M, 49, painter, 8 years of school
Katherine H Aiken, 47, 8 years school,
Edward F Aiken, 27, single, 2 yrs high school
Mary Aiken, 25, sales girl, 4 yrs high school
Edna Aiken, 20, 4 years high school
George Aiken, 16, 1 year high school
Katherine Aiken, 9, 4 years school
Margaret Aiken, 7, 2 years school

all were born in Massachusetts. all lived in same house in 1935.

"United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K4JX-JZL : accessed 24 Feb 2014), George Edward Aiken, Ward 1, Boston, Boston City, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 15-49, sheet 11B, family 189, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 1658.

Draft Registration April 27, 1942 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States   2a
Event Note

United States World War II Draft Registration Cards
Local Board 12, 276 Meridian St, East Boston
April 27, 1942
George E Aiken
351 Sumner Street
age 51, born in East Boston, August 23, 1890
contact person: Catherine H Aiken, same address
employer: WPA, Frank B Thompson School, Boston
5'6", 145 lbs, blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, scar on lip

 

"United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V12G-LHB : accessed 23 April 2015), George E Aiken, 1942; citing NAID identifier , NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 2,371,930.

Residence April 27, 1942 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 351 Sumner Street 2a
Event Note

living at 351 Sumner Street when George registered for the WWII draft

Residence (Father) 1952 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 475 Sumner St 7a
Event Note

1952 Boston City Directory
Aiken
Edna E telephone operator SS Pierce Co, resides 475 Sumner EB
Edward F resides 475 Sumner EB
George E (Cath) custodian home 475 Sumner EB
George J painter resides 475 Sumner EB
Margaret, clerk, 475 Sumner EB
Mary L saleswoman resides 475 Sumner EB

Residence (Father) from 1954 to 1955 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 475 Sumner St 7b
Event Note

1954 Boston City Directory
Aiken
no Edna
Edward F resides 475 Sumner EB
George E (Cath) custodian home 475 Sumner EB
George J painter resides 475 Sumner EB
Margaret R, clerk, 475 Sumner EB
Mary L saleswoman resides 475 Sumner EB

 

Residence (Father) 1957 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 475 Sumner St 7c
Event Note

1957 Boston City Directory
Aiken
Edward F died Oct 27, 1956
George E (Cath) custodian home 475 Sumner EB
George J painter resides 475 Sumner EB
Margaret R, clerk, 475 Sumner EB
Mary L saleswoman resides 475 Sumner EB

Residence 1958 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 475 Sumner St 7d
Event Note

1958 Boston City Directory
Aiken
George E (Cath) custodian home 475 Sumner EB
George J laborer Paving Dist resides 475 Sumner EB
no Margaret
Mary L teller Natl Shawmut Bank resides 475 Sumner EB

Residence (Father) 1959 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 475 Sumner St 7e
Event Note

1959 Boston City Directory
Aiken
George E (Cath) custodian home 475 Sumner EB
George J laborer Paving Dist resides 475 Sumner EB
Mary L teller Natl Shawmut Bk resides 475 Sumner EB

 

Residence September 1959 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 475 Sumner St 8
General

living at 475 Sumner St, East Boston, when he died

Death September 14, 1959     8
Burial September 17, 1959     8
General

George E. Aiken
September 14, 1959
AIKEN – In East Boston, September 14, 1959 George E., beloved husband of Catherine H. Aiken (nee Jenkins), residence 475 Sumner St., and father of Sister Catherine S.N.D., Mary and George J. Aiken, Mrs. Rita Barlow, Mrs. Edna Laracy, Mrs. Catherine Cardoza and Mrs. Margaret Walsh. Funeral from the Dipietro & Vazza Funeral Home, 11 Henry St., at Maverick Sq., Thursday at 8:15 a.m. Solemn High Mass of Requiem at the Church of the Assumption, at 9 o’clock, Relatives and friends invited. Visiting Hours 2–5 and 7–10.

Published: the Boston Daily Globe – Wednesday, September 16, 1959; Page 21

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Henry A AikenJanuary 15, 1862September 3, 1889
Mother Catherine E McGivernMay 25, 1861August 12, 1903
         George Edward Aiken August 23, 1890 September 14, 1959

Families

Family of George Edward Aiken and Catherine H. Jenkins

Married Wife Catherine H. Jenkins ( b. May 3, 1891 d. March 24, 1966 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage August 3, 1909 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States   9a
General

Catherine H. Jenkins & George E. Aiken

Marriage Record
Mass Register of Vital Records, Marriages
Year: 1909 Vol. 589 Page: 169
at New England Historic and Genealogical Society

Date of Marriage: Aug 3, 1909, Boston
George E Aiken, 18, a sheet metal worker, born in Boston, residing at 109 Chelsea St. Father: Henry Aiken, mother: Catherine McGivern; and
Catherine H Jenkins, 17, born in Boston, at home, residing at 15? Everett St. Father: James A Jenkins, mother: Catherine Carrigan.
First marriage for both. Married by, John B. Condon, priest, residence: 199 Webster St.

[note: her address probably should be 115 Everett, her parents' residence]

 

  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Helen Catherine AikenAugust 29, 1909June 23, 2006
Edward F. AikenJuly 22, 1912October 27, 1956
Mary L. AikenSeptember 14, 1914July 9, 1994
Rita AikenDecember 22, 1916January 23, 2000
Edna E AikenNovember 3, 1919August 6, 2011
George James Aiken1923March 8, 1964
Catherine AikenJune 10, 1930August 16, 2012
Margaret Rosaleen AikenNovember 13, 1932July 20, 1969

Source References

  1. Massachusetts Births
      • Page: George Hiram Aiken, Aug 23, 1890, Boston, page 73
      • Page: Helen Catherine Aiken, August 29, 1909, Boston, p 184
  2. World War II Draft Registrations
      • Page: George E Aiken, April 27, 1942, Local Board 12, 276 Meridian St, East Boston
  3. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
      • Page: George E Aiken, June 5, 1917, Ward 2, Precinct 2, Boston
  4. 1920 United States Census
      • Page: Edward Aiken, Ward 2, Boston, ED 41, sheet 10b
  5. 1930 United States Census
      • Page: George Aiken, Ward 1, Boston, Series T626, Roll 942, Page 19A. E.D. 33, Sheet 19A
  6. 1940 United States Census
      • Page: George Edward Aiken, Ward 1, Boston, ED 15-49, sheet 11B
  7. Boston City Directories
      • Page: 1952
      • Page: 1954, 1955
      • Page: 1957
      • Page: 1958
      • Page: 1959
  8. Obituary
  9. Massachusetts Marriage Records
      • Page: Aiken-Jenkins, 1909, Boston
      • Citation:

         

        online at:
        "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N4DD-XMK : accessed 23 April 2015), George E Aiken and Catherine H Jenkins, 03 Aug 1909; citing p 169 no 3854, , State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 2,315,511.