Thursday, February 7, 2008
Boston Daily Globe May 5, 1909
His Death Shocks Friends. Thomas Mayo Had Been in the Hardware Business at Jamaica Plain for 52 Years.
The sudden death of Thomas Mayo, Jamaica Plain's oldest business man, who had conducted a hardware business in that section for 52 years, was a great shock to his many business associates and friends. Mr Mayo had been suffering from acute indigestion and died from an attack Monday afternoon.
He was born at Brewster, Feb 19, 1832, the son of Elnathan(?) Mayo, and lived in that town until he as a young man. Coming to South Boston, he learned the tinsmith trade, and in May, 1857, went to Jamaica Plain where he opened business for himself at the corner of Centre st and Seaverns av. Later he became associated with the late Cyrus White, under the firm name of White and Mayo, which concern existed for some years on Centre st.
For a time he was associated with S.D. Balkam, under the firm name of Mayo & Balkam, but for some years he had been alone, being assisted in business by his son, Francis G. Mayo.
Mr Mayo married, May 8, 1854, Miss Emma Houghton, daughter of the late Isaac Houghton of Dorchester. He is survived by a son, Francis G. Mayo, and a nephew, Herbert Mayo.
The funeral will be held at his residence, 7 Everett st, Jamaica Plain, this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
February 22, 1910
Patrick Corrigan Dead. Was Engaged in Business in Jamaica Plain for 30 Years.
Patrick Corrigan, an old-time resident of Jamaica Plain, died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs J.J. Hickey, 36 Aldrich st, Roslindale. He was 72 years old. He leaves a son, Frank W.Corrigan, and a daughter, Mrs J.J. Hickey of Roslindale.
Mr Corrigan was born in Ireland March 17, 1837, and came to this country when a youth. He was highly respected in Jamaica Plain, where he had been engaged in the livery stable business for 30 years, retiring about five years ago. Until removing to Roslindale, he had been for many years a communicant at St Thomas' Catholic church, Jamaica Plain.
May 14, 1910
Old Musician Buried. Services for Benjanin Cutter Held at Jamaica Plain.
Rev James de Normandie conducted the funeral services for Benjamin Cutter, for 25 years an instructor at the New England conservatory of music, well-known composer and talented violinist, which were held yesterday afternoon at the family home, 6 Brown pl, Jamaica Plain.
A profusion of floral offerings surrounded the coffin, among them being tributes from musical organizations to which he belonged, the faculty of the New England conservatory of music, fraternal bodies, firms that had publishied his compositions and text books and from relatives and friends. Burial was in the family lot in Rural cemetery, Walpole.
September 9, 1910
Dies at Gerrish Island. Mrs Mary E.W. Goodwin, Aged 83, of Jamaica Plain, Ill a Few Days at Summer Home.
Mrs Mary Evert Wendell Goodwin, aged 83, widow of William H. Goodwin of Jamaica Plain, died suddenly yesterday at her summer home, "Darrington," Gerrish island, Kittery Point, Me. She leaves three daughters, Miss Frances Goodwin, Mrs Arthur Phillips Nazro, wife of Rear Admiral Arthur P. Nazro, USN retired, and Mrs David S. Greenough of Jamaica Plain.
Mrs Goodwin was stricken with pneumonia a few days ago and died suddenly as a result of the disease. She had resided most of her life in Jamaica Plain, the family home being at 925 Centre st.
The body will be brought to Jamaica Plain Saturday morning, and funeral services will be held at the family residence Saturday afternoon at 2:30.