FAMILY HISTORY: NEWBERRY

THE MARRIAGES OF MARY NEWBERRY:

 

BRIDE:
Name: Mary Newberry, age 19, spinster, packer, of 438 Logan Avenue
Father: Thomas Henry Newberry
Mother: Clara Buckner
Birthdate: 25 December 1907
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

FIRST MARRIAGE: GROOM:
Name: James Edward Madden, age 20, bachelor, glass worker, of 436 Logan Avenue
Father: Daniel Madden
Mother: Latha Iona Blauser
Birthdate: 30 May 1907
Birthplace: Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania, USA

 

THEIR WEDDING:
Date: 12 December 1926
Place: Trinity East Anglican Church
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Minister: Reverend Robert F. Widdows
Witnesses: John O'Donnell of 19 Carroll Street, Toronto
Genevieve Madden of 436 Logan Avenue, Toronto

 

THEIR FOUR CHILDREN:
James Gerald Madden Born: 1 Feb 1928 (infant)
Joan Lorraine Madden Born: [Private]  
James Daniel Madden Born: [Private]  
William Edward Madden Born: [Private]  

 

DEATHS:
James Gerald Madden [14 days] Died: 15 Feb 1928

 

DIVORCE: Decree Absolute: 5 Apr 1951

 

NOTES:
1: The marriage certificate record the further information that James Madden was Roman Catholic and Mary Newberry was Anglican. No middle names were used on the certificate.
2: James Gerald was a very large baby and his mother was very petite. The delivery was difficult and forceps had to be used. In the struggle the baby's skull was crushed and he was left badly brain damaged. According to his father, the baby lived 2 weeks and died in his arms.
3: Mary's marriage was not a happy one and James abandoned his family when his children were very young. Mary's strict Catholic father would not allow her to divorce her wayward husband but after her father's death Mary decided to end the marriage.
4: For further information on Mary's first husband, see 'The Marriages of James Edward Madden'.

 


THE MARRIAGES OF MARY NEWBERRY

SECOND MARRIAGE:

 

BRIDE:
Name: Mary Madden
Father: Thomas Henry Newberry, deceased
Mother: Clara Buckner
Birthdate: 25 December 1907
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

SECOND MARRIAGE: GROOM:
Name: Alexander Milne Watson
Father: James Watson
Mother: Betsy Clark Kennedy
Birthdate: 24 July 1900
Birthplace: Kirriemuir, Forfarshire, Scotland

 

THEIR WEDDING:
Date: 23 February 1952
Place: 438 Logan Avenue, (The Newberry family home)
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Minister:
Witnesses:

 

THEIR CHILDREN: (none)

 

DEATHS:
Alexander Watson [72 yrs] Died: 12 May 1973
James Edward Madden [76 yrs] Died: 5 Apr 1984
Mary Watson (Mrs) [80 yrs] Died: 6 May 1988

 

NOTES:
1: The day after marrying, Mary went to live at her new husband's home in Detroit, Michigan.
2: Further information on Mary's children is withheld out of respect for their privacy.
3: Much of the above information was provided by my late grandmother, Mary Newberry-Madden-Watson.

 


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