Rita Aiken

Birth Name Rita Aiken
Gender female
Age at Death 83 years, 1 month, 1 day

Narrative

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Rita (Aiken) Barlow
January 23, 2000
Rita Barlow, 83 Commercial inshore scallop fisherman Gold Star mother

BUZZARDS BAY - Rita (Aiken) Barlow, 83, died Sunday at Tobey Hospital in Wareham after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Galon L. Barlow. They had been married for 62 years.

Born in Boston, Mrs. Barlow was a resident of Buzzards Bay. She was a commercial inshore fisherman and worked the waters of Buzzards Bay for 42 years alongside her husband harvesting bay scallops. Mrs. Barlow was a Gold Star Mother, having a son killed in action while in the military.

Surviving are four daughters, Elizabeth Barlow of Florida, Katherine McDonald, Judy Seymour and Gail Watson, all of Buzzards Bay two sons, W. Thomas Barlow and Galon L. Barlow Jr., both of Buzzards Bay three sisters, Sister Katherine Aiken SND of Ipswich, Katherine Cardoza and Edna Laracy of East Boston 27 grandchildren 46 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was also the mother of the late Buddy Barlow and Edward Barlow.

A family graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Pocasset Cemetery.

Visiting hours are 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Blvd. (Route 28), Bourne. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 615, 100 North Street, Hyannis, MA 02601 or to the Bourne's Friends Food Pantry, 6B Colonel Drive, Bourne, MA 02532.

Published: online on January 24, 2000 courtesy of Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home.

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth December 22, 1916     1a 2
Census January 16, 1920 East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 8? Jeffries Street 3a
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 1b
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.

Occupation     commercial inshore bay scallop fisherman 4
Event Note

worked as a commercial inshore bay scallop fisherman for 42 years with her husband in the waters of Buzzards Bay.

Death January 23, 2000 Wareham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States   4
Burial January 27, 2000 Pocasset Cemetery, North Pocasset, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States   5

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father George Edward AikenAugust 23, 1890September 14, 1959
Mother Catherine H. JenkinsMay 3, 1891March 24, 1966
    Sister     Helen Catherine Aiken August 29, 1909 June 23, 2006
    Brother     Edward F. Aiken July 22, 1912 October 27, 1956
    Sister     Mary L. Aiken September 14, 1914 July 9, 1994
         Rita Aiken December 22, 1916 January 23, 2000
    Sister     Edna E Aiken November 3, 1919 August 6, 2011
    Brother     George James Aiken 1923 March 8, 1964
    Sister     Catherine Aiken June 10, 1930 August 16, 2012
    Sister     Margaret Rosaleen Aiken November 13, 1932 July 20, 1969

Families

Family of Galon Landers Barlow and Rita Aiken

Married Husband Galon Landers Barlow ( b. September 23, 1911 d. April 8, 1998 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1935 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States   4 6
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Elizabeth Barlow
Kathryn H Barlow
Judith A Barlow
Gail R Barlow
William Thomas Barlow
Galon L Barlow Jr
George “Buddy” Barlowbefore April 8, 1998
Edward Barlowbefore April 8, 1998

Source References

  1. 1930 United States Census
      • Citation:

        "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XMZR-RWW : accessed 27 Aug 2013), Selina M Hixon in entry for Charles A Hixon, 1930.

      • Page: George Aiken, Ward 1, Boston, Series T626, Roll 942, Page 19A. E.D. 33, Sheet 19A
  2. original: U.S. Social Security Administration: Social Security Death Index
  3. 1920 United States Census
      • Page: Edward Aiken, Ward 2, Boston, ED 41, sheet 10b
  4. Obituary
  5. Obituary of Rita (Aiken) Barlow
  6. family research