Red Headed Stepchild
(The Barrett family memoir of Navy Life)
by Sophie Ruth Meranski with photos

 

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Jack Barrett on BACK SHOWER ENTRANCE STEP 2415 ALA WAI BOULEVARD WAIKIKI #65 p 9 {J}{H}

 

THE BARRETT FAMILY SWAM NEARLY EVERY AFTERNOON AND SUNDAY MORNININGS at Waikiki beach, eight blocks from home, walking down Liliuokalani St, named for the last queen, who wrote the song "Aloha Oe."They would wash sand off theirfeet at the water spigot visible at left of photo and enter by the shower door to wash salt off in showers. At right are stairs to the small upstairs apartment where landlord Walter Glockner lived July to December 8, l941. He was taken into custody by the FBI the morning after the Pearl Harbor attack becausae of his birth in Germany, though he told us he was proud of his American citizenship. A publicized habeas corpus case developed, and military Governor Richardson was fined five thousand dollars by a civilian Hawaii Territory court l942 but pardoned by President Franklin Roosevelt. After some months in detention at Sand Island, Honolulu Harbor,Mr. Glockner agreed to spend the remainder ofthe war in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, where he worked as a brewer.He returned to the Islands in l945. We helped with his mail and various matters relating to the property, and he offered to give blood when Sophie had surgery May l947.Other tenants upstains were Seabee Mike Ryan from Missouri or Oklahoma and Mrs. Clark of Samoan background, with a son Tommy and a young baby mentioned in Soiphie Barrett memoir. Many Barrett friends including Lt. Commander Martin Williams from Clinton Kentucky (recently in Lexington Ky) used these back shower stairs and entrance with us. One bathroom window had a specialially designed blackout arrangement to let air in through a screen and box arrangement.


 

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Sophie in blue dress near porch and flowers wp 9-66 snapdragon coreopsis shiny quince or azalea leaves in sun,Thuja [arborvitae] panax, white clover looking west from Rustic Road toward Emmonsdale

 

#66 p 9 H-O-M-E I-S T-H-e S-A-I-L-O-R part pf text--(406A) 66z 66Z -l947 I am thinking of dividing RED HEADED STEPCHILD into Three VOLUMES. The first is fairly complete - Young Sophie Meraanski and her family, Hartford, Mount Holyoke College, social work marriage. The SECOND VOLUME follows JACK BARRETT AT SEA - Revenue Cutter School, briefly LIGHTHOUSE SERVICE, RESERVE + REGULAR NAVY 1909 to 1947, most of the time away fom Boston except 1912 and 1932-3. This VOLUME is getting near completion, as this week I have got the very long CHINA- TULSA chapter 1931 in near final form - a very important chapter that had to be pieced together from many sources, which has a great deal of Sophie's personal reminiscence. Most of VOLUME TWO will soon be ready for proofreaders. The EAGLE 19 chapter 1932-3 and NEW YORK- BROOKLYN HYDROGRAPHIC 1939-41 chapter have been put together during August 2000. There remains VOLUME THREE - THE BARRETTS in BOSTON - The WILLIAM JOSEPH BARRETT chapter with important ANITA DOUREDOURE material has been on the website for some time, and in AUGUST the BOSTON PUBLIC LATIN SCHOOLS chapter has been re-edited with many additions, including materials on Dan Lyne, David Niles, John Carroll Poland of West Roxbury Historical Society, Dr. James . Moloney Captain USN and more. Sophie Barrett's chapter on {early) "BARRETT FAMILY HISTORY" may be split and expanded, as a great deal of material is available, and also materials on Cork Ireland and South Boston and the chapter "CHILDHOOD + SCHOOLS." A considerable portion of a chapter on Jack Barrett's father "JOHN ROBERT BARRETT" 1854-1942 is in existence, and there is material for Chapters on Jack's half-sister Mollie, various Buckley O Farrell Hartigan Lane Lynch Mehegan and Fahrbach relations, which will require comsiderable time and effort. Current Sophie's chapter H-O-M-E I-S T-H-E S-A-I-L-O-R 1947-1969 is the next priority, partly because Jack Barrett's Boston College Law School 1951 classmates will be observing their fiftieth reunion in 2001. Jack's legal interests probably will deserve a separate chapter - he began law school nights 1927-9 at Fordham Bronx campus- completed LL.B 1951 at Boston College and wrote master's tax thesis at Northeastern Law 1963. His thesis on abolition of Sixty-Five Day Rule in federal income taxation of Trusts and Estates appears on lower portion of web. page ninety-one. Jack and Sophie took a great interest in the debating at Roxbury Latin School under Albert Kelsey and in the music of Giuseppe deLellis, and Sophie raised a great deal of money for Roxbury Latin School TRIPOD magazine - they lived three blocks from the school, and this part of their story can be put together. Many photos survive from their West Roxbury years,and these will be listed and described. They both were active in Wet Roxbury Historical Society - Sophie for more than a decade. Comments of interested persons might be very helpful, especially those with photos or other material, and proofreaders specializing in particular chapters could help enormously - John Barrett H-O-M-E I-S T-H-E S-A-I-L-O-R web page 84-1334 Dean Father Kenealy, S.J. Professor Slizewski, Moynihan, O'Reilly, Sullivan, Grimes, librarian Steven Morrison H-O-M-E I-S T-H-E S-A-I-L-O-R with Boston College Law School account -H-O-M-E I-S T-H-E S-A-I-L-O-R from 58x exc 88A- #88A+ Hartigan,Pops,RLS- #88A+telephonedTEXT:l947 Home is the Sailor - South Boston - West Roxbury-(p. 144) There were many interesting curios at 640- some from Jack's trips.One was an alligator with a pencil inserted into the jaws, with an African native's head sticking out on the head of the pencil.Jack had an old Boston Traveler l907 World Atlas in the cold front room by the stairs, where he used to sleep, and where John slept August to November, l947. There was a fancy lampshade which Jack's deceased sister Katie had made, and some cushions she had embroadered.On the front stairway, a slightly phosphorescent glass knob hung down from the electric light so that Mollie could find it when she came home and up the stairs after dark. I wish we had photographs of the old set tubs and barn before Mollie modernized everything in l948. The things provided quite a link with Grandpa Barrett. The refill water closet of the toilet, which he had made years earlier, was up overhead to utilize gravity.There were coal stove in the parlor and kitchen. A portion of the house dated from before 1860, but additions were made several times.Grandpa had a victory garden in l9l8 and peach trees. An old asparagus plant and many hollyhocks grew in l948 and lilacs.Jack had to report at Boston Navy Yard to show he had completed his authorized travel to Boston. Before long we took a trip to Hampton Beach, New Hampshire to see Jack's brother Bill and his son Billy and "Gram" (Billy's mother's mother) and Billy's aunt Vivian Walsh, Virginia's sister.Jack made inquiry at Phillips Andover Academy thst day but learned their school had a four year course starting in the ninth grade, whereas John was entering the seventh grade. We began house hunting very soon after we arrived in Boston.At this time we expected John would enroll in Boston Latin, and his father had started him learning "Adeste fideles" and other Latin materials.However, Peggy Hurley, entertaining the four of us at dinner at her house, suggested we look into Roxbury Latin School, a private day school in West Roxbury, where her son-in-law Broderick had been a member of the l944 class. This ultimately influenced our choice of a house. Mr. William Cunningham, a school teacher who did part-time realty work for the Fowler agency of Jamaica Plain. showed us a number of houses- Allandale Road and Ardale Road- then on August 28, l947 - Jack's fifty-ninth birthday, he showed Jack and John a house at 52 Emmonsdale Road, West Roxbury, which we later bought.That day after showing the house, Mr. Cunningham bought a round of ice cream cones to celebrate Jack's birthday.The house was only two and a half blocks from Roxbury Latin School, and Mr. Cunningham with nine children lived only two blocks from us himself, so we were ready to believe him about the neighborhood, and he was friendly for many years afterward.He became principal of Roslindale High School, and one of his sons was President of Wang computer corporation.The house on Emmonsdale was owned by the Van Steenbergen family.Mr. Van Steenbergen taught at Boston Latin School, where John was actually enrolled for three days.He was in Mr. Jamieson's room there, along with our neighbor Eddie Brickley of Tennyson Street. John was somewhat upset when his father changed his plans and went rather unwillingly to an interview at Roxbury Latin The new head master Frederick R. Weed without applying pressure either way permitted John to take the entrance exam with some other late applicants including G. Robert Macdonald of Dedham. John scored very well and was admitted. Rather to John's surprise, Jack made the decision to send John to Roxbury Latin and buy the Emmonsdale Road house where no commuting would be necessary.The tuition at Roxbury Latin was only one hundred dollars per year at that time for residents in the area of the old town of Roxbury. The school had just celebrated its third centennial in l945 and received publicity in Life magazine as 'the oldest continuously operating Independent school in the Country" and the "biggest educational bargain in the country." At one time it was very heavily endowed, but its finances suffered severely in the l930's. A new school building was opened in l926 in West Roxbury, but a planned gymnasium was deferred until l955.Peggy Hurley, widow of Jack's South Boston friend Joe of the Boston Post, who had died in l94l, was very friendly when we arrived back from Hawaii.Besides having us to dinner, she invited us to her daughter's wedding in Duxbury spring l948 and introduced me to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Collins one block away from us on Emmonsdale Road.They visited us at our new home two days after we moved in on Thanksgiving l947. Jack also found his former French teacher at Boston Latin School William Pride Henderson living in West Roxbury -aged eighty-four in l947. Bill Barrett's Latin School l912 classmate John Vaccaro was one of the first people John Barrett met in Boston as he had John and his father to lunch at Lockober's Restaurant in August.He also searched the title to the new house, and another l9l2 Latin School classmate of Bill's Archie Dresser appraised the house at a value of eleven thousand dollars.We ultimately paid Mr. Van Steenbergen twelve thousand dollars plus the commission. Jack's l906 classmates Dan Lyne and Edward Illingworth wrote recommendations for John at Roxbury Latin. Illingworth an organist and vocal and piano teacher lived at 64 Hastings Street West Roxbury and was very well acquainted through the Highland Club of West Roxbury with Roxbury Latin French master Joseph Henry Sasserno.Our house is on the slope of Bellevue Hill, the highest ground within the city limits of Boston.Survey maps say the top of the hill is 328 feet, and the Boston state house is visible, and the South Boston waterfront. Our house is at about 210 feet elevation. Mr. Illingworth, who Jack knew from the fourth grade in South Boston onward through Boston Latin School, was nicknamed "the eternal question mark." He studied in Rome with the composer and virtuoso Ferruchio Busoni. His wife was a South Boston neighbor from L Street.He invited Jack to join the Highland Club, but Jack was not much of a joiner, and also passed up the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars as well. Mr. Illingworth one time drilled John on the dotted rhythms of Beethoven's "Minuet in G." Mr. Joseph Sasserno had a considerable conversation with Jack at the Roxbury Latin parking lot the first day of school.He was one year older than Jack and had attended Boston English High School and Harvard College- then taught seven years at Norwich Military Academy in Vermont l911-l9l8. He later was a close friend of his former pupil General Harmon,who became President of Norwich and asked Mr. Sasserno to write a history of Norwich, which was incomplete when he died in Genoa, Italy August 12, l962. Mr. Sasserno and his sister Mary and brother Henry lived in apartments near us at 30 Bellevue Street. Their family were from East Boston and Dorchester.Henry was later our investment broker at Kidder Peabody Company.Joe was active in the Italian Historical Society and West Roxbury Historical Society.Jack's conversation with Mr. Sasserno undoubtedly helped sell him on Roxbury Latin School, where John attended for six years. There was a high attrition rate among the students, but a very fine education was available, and all twelve members of the small faculty were of great ability and became our very good friends.John began piano lessons with Giuseppe deLellis, who took a very wonderful special interest in Jack senior in his last two years, l967-l969.He and his family have been wonderful friends throughout more than twenty-two years.For the first two months Jack drove John from South Boston to school. John was unfamiliar with the Boston streetcars, and the trip was slow and roundabout, with several changes of cars and trolleys.Sometimes Gil Hoag would ride to Dorchester with us to his home in Savin Hill, and Ronald Havelock would ride to the Elevated to connect to Cambridge.We later often regretted that Mollie was not closer to us. Mollie at this time worked in a Metropolitan Life Insurance local office on West Broadway near F Street just beyond Dorchester Street, ten or fiteen minutes walk from her home. She received weekly cash collections at the cashier window and so knew a great many people in the neighborhood.At this time she frequently saw the Barretts' former next door neighbors Katherine Kinnaly and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel and Emily Kinnaly who lived on Clement Street in West Roxbury. Danny worked in the Post Office and was very cordial when he heard we were copming to West Roxbury.Our new house was painted by Meissner Brothers of South Boston, and a new heater and shower and cellar bathroom were installed by Rull Company. Jack's second cousins, Gertrude and Mary Hartigan were still at 80 Brown Avenue, Roslindale, near Cummins Highway and Sacred Heart Church,where their mother moved from South Boston in l9l7.May gave Jack a cordial greeting on his return and frequently brought us poinsettias, azaleas and other plants as presents. Her brother, Father Edward Hartigan, was in North Braintree as pastor until l953- then he became pastor of Immaculate Conception parish, Everett, retiring in l970.For a while May Hartigan kept her car in our two-car garage, as she lived only two miles away and parking was scarce.Until her retirement in l956 at age seventy, she taught mathematics at the Washington Irving intermediate school in Roslindale. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Buckley dropped in soon after we moved in.Subsequently Jack would see Joe around City Hall where he worked in the Sewer Department- and also in Joe's private law office.Joe wrote a recommendation when Jack applied for the Graduate Law Course at Northeastern University in l95l.While we were still living at 640 East Seventh Street, we went with Mollie to 168 I Street to celebrate the seventy-fifth birthday of Mrs. Fortunato Pistorino, the mother of a family of nine, among whom several sisters were very good friends of Mollie Barrett.Mr. and Mrs. Pistorino observed their fiftieth wedding anniversary about the end of the war, and now they were having quite a birthday celebration. Josephine Pistorino worked for Bell Telephone Company.Her sister Frances was a legal secretary, and their brother John was a barber. Their paternal grandfather came from a distinguished family of Messina, and the Pistorino family operated a business in Boston. One of the nephews was with United Fruit company.Mrs. Pistorino's family, long in South Boston, traced back to Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland. Their name was Daly, and they may be related to Jack Barrett's father's mother.Mollie would often have Wednesday and Sunday meals at the Pistorino home, while Josephine and Frances would come to Mollie's for fish dinner on Friday. Jack's second cousins Gertrude and Mary Hartigan lived at 80 Brown Avenue, near Cummins highway and Sacred Heart Church in nearby Roslindale, and their brother Father Hartigan was in Braintree but in l953 became pastor at Immaculate Conception church in Everett.May gave Jack a very cordial welcome home and gave us several azalea plants.For a while she kept her car in our two-car garage.Until her retirement in l956 at age seventy, she taught mathematics at the Washington Irving intermediate school in Roslindale. Mr, and Mrs. Joseph Buckley of South Boston - with whom Jack had been friendly since young boyhood, came to call.Jack saw him frequently at City Hall, where Joe worked for the Sewer Department.After dropping John at Roxbury Latin in time for the start of school at 8:42 every morning, Jack would drive to our new home at 52 Emmonsdale road, where the Meissner workers were painting and papering, and Rull, the plumber was putting a new bathroom in the cellar.Jack unpacked furniture, put the Chinese rugs on the floor, washed dishes, pots and pans, and when the telephone was installed, he called me to say that he had just unpacked the piano, so I listened while he played one of his favorite piano pieces.The piano was in perfect condition although many other items of furniture had been damaged in the round trip to and from Pearl Harbor in 1941 to storage in Boston.By the time the painters,plumbers,and electricians had finished their work, Jack had the place ready for occupancy by John and me.The floors were scraped. Jack bought an electric wax polisher, and on the Sunday before Thanksgiving Jack and John missed their Sunday dinner at 640 because they were determined to finishing waxing the floors and polishing them so we could move in. -and we did move in on Thanksgiving Day l947, when Mollie came out with us and was most helpful in getting us settled. Our next door neighbors at 21 Rustic Road, Tony and Mabel Bernazzani and their two daughters were flower lovers. He was a professional gardener with an unusually green thumb.He had planted the peonies, day lilies, and hydrangeas on the Van Steenbergen property we bought. His own property had a wide variety of rambler roses, yuccas, hollyhocks, violets, Spanish iris,tomatoes, strawberries, bulbs, and ususual trees.The Bernazzanis enjoyed the outdoors and had a large fireplace, where they invited us and other neighbors for spaghetti and steak dinner, which we enjoyed at long outdoor tables. One Sunday noon Mollie called up to invite us to dinner at six o'clock..Since it was a very cold day, I at first refused, but Jack and John, who loved 640 East Seventh Street accepted gladly, as it was a very dull cold day here.I simply suffered in that cold weather- couldn't get warm despite the adequate oil heat.After they left, the house was so quiet, I decided to go to South Boston by subway, even though I wasn't sure how to get there. But our Emmonsdale neighbors, Joe and Grace Collins,picked me up in their carand took me to the Jamaica Plain Civil War Monument, where they put me on a trolley car to Park Street under Boston Common, where I changed for a subway train to South Boston.Jack was glad to see me.it was a lovely party, with the smell of ham pleasant after the long cold trip. Everybody was there - Mollie's cousins, Tom and Bessie Palmer of North Cambridge, her old neighbor Katherine Kinnaly, her cousin Bill Lane of Melrose and his wife Jean,Josephine Pistorino of 168 I Street, and Mollie's second cousins Mary Elizabeth and Helen Lynch of Hyde Park. There was a lot of good talk, the food was excellent, and it was far better for me than sitting at home.Our next door neighbor at 44 Emmonsdale Road was Mrs. Allen, a widow with two grown sons. She was enthusiastic when John made the honor roll for the first marking period at Roxbury Latin. Two neighbors on Rustic Road, Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Ethel Maier came to call one day while John was studying for mid-year examinations.We told them about our trip across the country. Mrs. Maier's father retired police Captain Anderson, lived with her and her husband Otto.Our first winter in Boston was an unusually snowy one. Usually when the Boston public school closed because of snow, Roxbury Latin remained in session, but one morning at 8:30 when the snow was very deep, and it was still snowing, we heard via radio that there would be no school at Roxbury Latin. Against my advice, John went off to school, two and a half blocks away.About noon, when it was still snowing, with the snow two feet deep, I began to be concerned.About two o'clock Mrs. Heffler, wife of the school custodian, telephoned and told me she was surprised when her husband found john reading in the School Library- and when she learned John had been there since 8:30 AM, she gave him a bowl of soup and some crackers.He finally returned late in the afternoon, and when I asked him how he got into the school, he said that the head master had been there and said to him, "Don't you know there is no school?" John admitted he knew it but asked permission to use the library that snowy day. He was eleven and a half years old. Mr. Richard Whitney was the Sixth Class home room master and taught English and geography.When John told the class about some of his experiences in the western national Parks, en route from Hawaii to Boston, Mr. Whitney suggested he use the subject for the annual Fowler Prize history essay competition, offered for the best paper in each class on a subject related to United States History.John used his spring vacation to write the paper and won the five dollar prize. The winner was ineligible the next year, but in l950 John again won with an essay on "Life on Oahu from July l941 to June, l947."John got his best grade in Latin, with Mr. Earl Taylor, who ran the bookstore before school in the mornings - John would often go in early and discuss difficult points in the assignments. Mr. Taylor led singing of hymns in Hall four mornings a week. On Tuesdays and Fridays Giuseppe deLellis came to the school to teach music, and played the piano accompaniment.John soon continued the piano lessons he had begun with Laura Canafax at Punahou in l946.They worked in the Schirmer collection "59 piano solos you like to play" -the Schubert Moment Musical in f op. 94 #3, and Military March, the Beethoven Minuet in G, the Strauss Blue Danube Waltz, Verdi's Grand March from "Aida", the Brahms Waltz in A Flat, the Mozart Turkish Rondo, and the Tannhauser Act 3 March of Wagner, Handel's "Largo" from "Xerxes".and Bach Prelude in c from Well Tempered Clavier #1. Mr. DeLellis and his wife Connie became family friends,and we visited back and forth from their home in West Newton.I met many of the mothers of the sixth class students at a tea party given by the Parents Auxiliary in October l947 At a second tea party given by Mrs. Clifford Ronan and Mrs. Huston Banton I saw the mothers again., and I met many other parents of the Auxiliary at meetings in Rousmaniere Hall.After the meeting we went to the school dining room, where the hospitality committee served coffee,sandwiches, and small cupcakes. We enjoyed talks by Mr. Weed and other invited speakers., and at the Spring meeting we heard the Roxbury Latin Debating Team. We also met parents at school football and baseball games, after which we gathered in the dining room. Since John was interested in debating, we attended many debates at the school and even drove to Groton the fifth class year, where John was a speaker in a junior debate. Roxbury Latin won taking the affirmative on the topic, "Should Athletic Scholarships be Granted by colleges? Mr. J. Clifford Ronan, father of John's classmate Cliff and two younger children, Frank and Dorothy, was a track coach at Boston English High School, and he cited the case of Center College in Kentucky, which was little known until highly successful sports teams brought publicity - then the school was able to raise money and develop a strong academic program. Mr.Ronan's material worked out well in the debate, and when John had finished speaking, Headmaster Peabody of Groton remarked to me, "That boy has a head" In the spring of l948 our former Waikiki neighbors Mimi and Harry Bronson came to visit us. Harry was working as an entomologist for the state of California,and they had bought a home in Santa Paula but were visiting Mimi's parents and sister Frances Gage in Marlboro. Since they had movies and slides of the Hawaiian Islands to show us that Sunday afternoon, we telephoned Aunt Mollie and invited her to come and see them and bring home John, who was visiting in South Boston that day.They also showed views of brightly colored spring flowers from their hikes high in the Sierra Nevada. We bought only two tickets for Roxbury Latin Night at the Boston Pops in May, l948, because it was the last Friday in May, the night I was scheduled to attend my twenty-fifth reunion at Mount Holyoke college.I went to Pops the next year when John was in the fifth class. We sat next to Randy Hare and his mother,- had a pleasant evening. MR. DELELLIS WAS THE PIANO SOLOIST WITH ARTHUR FIEDLER IN A BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE of RACHMANINOFF'S SECOND PIANO CONCERTO. On that last Friday in May l948, Jack drove me to Brookline to the home of my classmate Carol Fisher Mallory.Clara Michael, Ruth Phinney and I rode with Carol to a Howard Johnson's for dinner and then on to Mount Holyoke. where we registered for reunion at Student Alumni Hall. I spent the early part of that evening rehearsing for my part in the play written by my classmate and friend Rebecca Glover Smaltz.The play was to be presented Saturday afternoon. We then went to Pearsons Hall, where I lived freshman year.and where we had Reunion rooms and breakfast Saturday and Sunday.We had a class meeting at which our president Marion Lewis Smart read letters from classmates not in attendance at reunion.When we awoke Saturday morning, it was raining so we could not have the Alumnae parade.So we gathered in student Alumnae Hall, where I sat next to my friend Betty Gilman Roberts, and we had box lunches. In the afternoon l923 presented a good skit by Becky Smaltz, and the Alumnae President announced gifts to the college by various classes. Late in the afternoon we went to Pearsons Hall to dress for dinner- a banquet at a hotel in Holyoke.Ruth Peck Doyle drove Betty Giles Howard, Betty Gilman Roberts and me to the hotel. The drive was one of the highlights of the Reunion for me, because I had lived with them in Brigham Hall junior and senior years, and Betty Gilman and I had taken Master's degrees together in l925 -the only two candidates for the degree that year. at the dinner we were seated alphabetically just as we had been for chapel for four years so I was surrounded by people I knew well. Marion Lewis Smart, our class president asked me as Sergeant-at-Arms of the class to pour the champagne, which I did after saying that this was a strange state of affairs after I had spent so many years in the Navy advising against the use of liquor.The classmates applauded and laughed. As Carol Fisher had two young children left in her husband Dr. Mallory's care, we left South Hadley right after breakfast Sunday morning. Carol came to my house to meet Jack and John.She had met her husband Kenneth Mallory in Vienna when they were doing graduate study in biology and medicine.Dr. Mallory was a pathologist at Boston City Hospital where the Mallory building was named for his relative. we were invited to the Mallorys for Sunday dinner later in June BEFORE CAROL LEFT FOR MOUNT DESERT ISLAND MAINE with the children. Carol was an active member of the League of Women Voters. That summer Jack and I had considerable contact with Roxbury Latin parents. Mrs. Martin of Dedham, mother of Fred Martin came to visit one morning in June before Fred left for summer camp Kabeyun. Mrs. Stikeleather, mother of Robert Stikeleather wanted John to spend a week at their summer home in Stow to help Robert learn some French, before the boys officially started the new language with Joseph Sasserno that fall in the fifth Class. We saw her when we drove John to Stow, and Mr. Stikeleather had come from their East Dedham home to West Roxbury to give us a local map showing their place by the lake.When we went to get John the next week our neighbors Mr.and Mrs.Sweeney of 229 Wren Street rode with us, so we got well acquainted with them too. Mr. Sweeney taught shop in Boston Public Schools,and their son John was class president for three years, until he lost a year with bone tuberculosis, for which he was successfully treated at Lakeville Sanitarium. We also had an invitation for lunch and a swim with Mrs. and Mrs. J. Clifford Ronan at their summer home "Silver Hills" West Newburyport, in the area where Mr. Ronan had grown up.He taught mechanical drawing and was the track coach at Boston English High School. John Sweeney was with us, and Mrs. Ronan urged us to stay for supper. - we had cream of tomato soup- most welcome after a cool swim.Mr. Ronan in later years became a landscape painter. His home on Tennyson Street West Roxbury, and the summer place at West Newbury, which became their home after his retirement, became filled with paintings, and they gave us one - a lovely snow scene which hung many years in our dining room.Mr. Ronan wrote a newspaper sports column "Ronan's Reckonings"- a forecast or "educated guess" on the standings of high school in the track competitions. Mrs. Ronan's father and mother Mrs. Goodwin and her sister Grace Antell lived near us on Howitt Street. Cliff went to Amherst, and his brother Frank did track at Bowdoin. In l948 Jack finally had a chance to grow some good sized tomatoes after fighting insects and mildew in Hawaii. His favorite was the Winsall tomato. We had many three-pound fruits, and once he had a five pound tomato. They were delicious but too fragile for commercial use. He supplied many friends and neighbors with tomatoes and plants and seed to start new ones in February. indoors. He also grew"Crystal White" tomatoes, a variety l45 developed from the yellow tomato. We grew some for many years. Originally we obtained the seed from Peter Henderson Company later from Breck's of Boston. Since l965 we have had to use seed from our own crystal white plants as they now seem to be unavailable commercially.Jack grew tomatoes every year until l965.-#55- p.148 (#55)With my encouragement Jack entered the accelerated two-and-a half year daytime course at Boston College Law School in January, l949 financed as a War Veteran under the G.I. Bill.He made inquiry at Harvard, where Dean Erwin Griswold was courteous, but explained he was crowded with returning veterans. Griswold encouraged Jack to talk to Father Kenealy of Boston College, who strongly encouraged his effort, even though Fordham Law School had not been nationally accredited, and Jack did not get credit for his two years' hard work there 1927-9.One of the professors told the entering law students,"Look at the man on your right and the man on your left, as one of the three of you won't be here when you graduate." There were fewer women in those days, but Jack was friendly with Phyllis Levine, who was on the committee for the excellent Yearbook "Sui Juris". Louise Day Hicks of South Boston was at the Law School one year and was always friendly with Jack in later years when they both spent much time at the Registries of Deeds and Probate. The teachers included Father Kenealy in Jurisprudence, Wendell Grimes, John D. O'Reilly, Emil Slizewski, Cornelius Moynihan, and Law Librarian Steven Morrison. Under the case method students were expected to read and abstract cases carefully in preparation for class discussion. Some professors occasionally threatened to cancel classes when not enough students did these assignments, but Jack and the more serious students usually talked them out of such extreme action. One of the faculty may have been the source of a student joke, "It is sufficient to say 'NOT PREPARED.' It is uncessary to demonstrate." The property professor taught them about the disadvantages of joint interests in real property and joint bank accounts, especially under modern tax laws, "Stay out of expensive joints". All his new classmates were much younger-serious men with a living to make in the law but a number of them told me at various times that Jack had a wonderful mind & that the professors liked to draw him out in class.We went together to the Red Mass an annual event sponsored by the Boston College Law School every fall to mark the opening of the legal season.Father Kenealy conducted the Mass, where we enjoyed a most learned speaker from the legal profession.During the second year his class sponsored a dance at the Recreation Hall of Boston College in Chestnut Hill to raise money to defray some of the expense of the class yearbook. We sat with some of his young friends including Larry Burkart,Frank Amsler,Gene Lyne & his wife Ruth- Gene's Jack's law school classmate was the son of Jack's l906 Boston Latin classmate Dan Lyne, who lived nearby on Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill. John and I attended one of the moot court sessions in which Larry Burkart of Newton andJoe Neylon of Somerville participated - they were members of the very successful moot court team named in honor of 1840s Massachusetts Chief Justice Lemuel Shaw, father-in-law of Herman Melville and author of a leading opinion on circumstantial evidence, Commonwealth v. Webster.At the end of two and a half years of hard work, he received the LL.B degree in June,l95l twenty-four years after starting his law studies.When he passed the Massachusetts Bar exam in October 1951 and was admitted to law practice,he Boston Globe gave him first page headlines in big print-wrote a long first page account of his accomplishment at 63 years of age & published a picture of him with his Navy hat & law books in our West Roxbury dining room with John & me.Father Kenealy had asked the Boston Globe to feature Jack. Jack passed the Massachusetts Bar examination on the first try, even though a majority failed to pass,& "there was weeping at the Bar".He then applied for Northeastern University's night classes at the law school to earn a l953 Master's degree, writing a tax thesis he typed himself & taking course in Taxation, Admiralty, Massachusetts Practice, International Law (using the Louis Sohn "World Law" textbook). He took a tax course with Massachusetts Tax Commissioner Henry Long, a colorful & outspoken thirty-year veteran originally appointed by governor Calvin Coolidge around l9l9- & arranged for John to interview the Commissioner in l952 for Albert Kelsey's English course,which required students to record conversations in the style of James Boswell's "Life of Samuel Johnson" (l788). Professor Gardner gave the Admiralty course. In l948 Jack,John & I were crossing Linnet Street on Bellevue Street in West Roxbury,when an elderly lady emerged from a house at l65 Bellevue Stree.Struck by the color of her Alice-blue big felt hat, I smiled at her as we approached -I remarked "Your blue hat brightens up this dark afternoon."She was carrying a cane, & when I noticed that she had letters to mail,I offered to mail them for her to save her from crossing Linnet Street.She accepted, & as John went to the mailbox, she Jack & I chatted as we waited for him.We told Mrs. Getrude Cutter that we were comparatively new in the neighborhood & that the Reverend Harold Arnold lived right across the street from us on Emmonsdale Road.She told us that he was the retired minister of her Unitarian Church at the corner of Corey & Centre Streets l50 & a distant cousin of James Arnold for whom the Arnold Arboretum was named. When we were out walking Christmas afternoon,we impulsively rang Mrs. Cutter's bell, as John wanted to talk with her,& it was calling-hour.She greeted us graciously,& for the next half-hour we were treated to an account of the very old houses on Centre Street between Richwood & Corey.A few of them were being demolished to make room for a supermarket-to Mrs. Cutter's regret.She invited us to call on her very often.She told us that Mr. Cary Potter of Roxbury Latin was the grandson of Bishop Potter. She & John enjoyed many games of backgammon through the years . Often after playing with her he came home with a can of peanuts.Each Christmas she sent John a calendar from the Museum of Fine Arts.Often about noon she would telephone me to call on her about three in the afternoon.She was hard of hearing but amazingly adept at lip reading if you looked right at her as you talked.She liked to tell about her mother-in-law "Madam Cutter" whom she considered an outstanding woman.One afternoon she told me about her father-in-law's experience in job hunting: one day - as he was on his way from Winchester where he lived to Harvard college to see President Charles Eliot to inquire whether he was to be appointed Librarian of Harvard College, President Eliot was on his way to the Cutter home in Winchester to offer him the job.When Mr.Cutter learned that President Eliot was not in his office, he went to the Boston Athenaeum & accepted the job as librarian there & developed that famous library for many years 151 His Cutter library classification was the forerunner of the Library of Congress system.As a young woman Miss Gertrude Cross took a job as an art teacher in the Winchester school and declared,"l'll never marry a man from Winchester", but she married Madam Cutter's second son Roland, an MIT graduate & an engineer for the city of Boston.Madame Cutter's first son was named Ammi, as the first son in every Cutter family for some generations is named.Mrs. Cutter's nephew Ammi is a member of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (l97l).One of their family friends was founder of the Windsor school for girls.When the author of a widely used book on geometry was revising his work,he showed the new illustrations to Gertrude,the young art teacher.She examined the drawings & said,"I could do better myself." She was stunned when the author said,"All right. You are hired.You make the illustrations for the book.I'll pay you anything you ask & give you an unlimited expense account." He told her to take all the time she needed to make the illustrations, so important in math work.She regretted her rash statement but took on the job.He accepted all of her illustrations & acknowledged her work in the introduction to the new edition. Jack had the book- a well-worn copy `-& that acknowedgement appeared in the mathematics text he had used at Revenue Cutter School in l909.He immediately telephoned Mrs Cutter, who was pleased the future Coast Guard officers had benefited from her work.Mrs.Cutter had an arthritic back for which she had a brace called "Gracey Bracey"She was rationed as to daily trips up & down stairs. A friend designed an ingenious thirty-inch long wooded scissors that she used to pick up papers or small books from the floor.In l955 Mrs. Cutter moved to a nursing home on Alfreton Road,Needham and gave us a large collection of books Jack picked out -a complete set of Charles Dickens, several Trollope novels -"Barchester Towers" and "The Warden," - and Pagan & Christian Rome.There is even a history of the Cutter family.When she had back troubles, her motto was "Cooperate with calamity." She lived to age 83 - l874 to March l958. She knew the Codman family,who were Brook Farmers 1843 & preserved an l846 engraving of the Brook Farm site, which was given to West roxbury historical Society & has proved useful to archaeologists interested in tracing positions of the buildings - some of which have been moved from their foundations & later destroyed by fire.There are very few extant pictures of Brook Farm from l84l-46, the era of the social experiment. The engraving also clarifies what areas have been flooded or filled.


 

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Living room 2415 Ala Wai Boulevard Waikiki - stuffed animals on table, John and Sophie p9-67 large rabbit at left was named "Mrs. Rabbit" after Beatrix Potter story.

 

Dr. Allen M. Ito was the Barretts family dentist l941-l947. He visited the Bart home at 2415 Ala Wai and saw the stuffed animal collection. A koala bear toy was sent by Dr. William Craig of Melbourne, who entertained MARBLEHEAD personnel during July l925 U.S. Fleet visit. Two small "Peter Rabbit" toys came from chocolate candy boxes. Uncle Bill Barrett gave a horse, and Aunt Esther meranski seveeral animals. Bala Cynwyd nurse Nellie Kelly born Ireland gave a favorite toy cat "Mitzi>" Other toy animals were mostly purchases, including "Saucy squirrel." The Barrett also had canaries "Nice Tweet" and "Tweetsy wetsy", the white pigeon "Quove" and goldfish. Sophie was stung by a centipede April l942 at night during the blackout.Sowbugs were a garden nuisance.John recognized sweet potato weevils, from a l941 National Geographic photo. They occurred only one, a recently introduced pest that got through the Hawaiian insect quarantine.Like Ireland Hawaii was free of snake. Rabies was absent. A dengue fever mosquito-born epidemic occurred about l944.Around l942 Sophie used to write thoughts and messages on the paint of the wall above the kitchen sink. Among these were "Reputation is what others think of you. Character is what you think of yourself>" This may have come from Mount Holyoke chapel talks. The penciled messages were erasable without damage to the paint or wall #67 p 9


 

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#68 p 9 Sophie Barrett attends Roxbury Latin School June l983 reunion of l953 class {S}{R}(R)

 

Sophie and John Barrett are at extreme left withBanks, Stikeleather, Macdonald,Mc Laughlin, Bonarrigo,Fred Martin, Gordon Martin,Cronin, Kipp, Galvin families. Thanks to senior master William E. Chauncy for assistance obtaining copy and to school development staff.Isummer l952 Jack Barrett tutoried neighbor Edward Galvin in Latin. In l978 Sophie and john were interested in Dr. Fred Martin's ion microprobe, with quadrupole magnets.The Barrett home was three blocks from the school.+ LOCAL BUBBLE Jan-f 2000 American scientist-The Galactic Environment of the Sun The heliosphere appears to protect the inner solar system from the vagaries of the interstellar medium Pieces of interstellar matter are constantly passing through our solar system. These galactic visitors--atomic particles and bits of dust--flow through interplanetary space and may collide with the major bodies in the solar system--the earth and the other planets. Although each particle is microscopic, their total mass in the solar system is enormous. Indeed, about 98 percent of the gaseous fraction in the heliosphere--the volume of space filled by the solar wind--consists of interstellar material! How do these particles interact with a planet’s environment? Do they have a significant impact on a planet’s atmosphere? No one knows. These questions take on special significance in light of the fact that the interstellar medium--the sun’s galactic environment--is not a homogeneous substrate. Astronomers have discovered that interstellar material is organized into clouds of dust and gas with elaborate features resembling filaments, worms, knots, loops and shells. Within a relatively small region of space, just a few thousand light-years across, the interstellar medium may exhibit a broad range of temperatures, densities and compositions. Indeed, astronomers’ understanding of the inter stellar medium has been up-ended in the past decade as the physical and structural complexity of interstellar material has unfolded. It is now evident that the sun must have experienced a broad range of galactic environments in its 5-billion-year history. How does the solar system respond to a change in its galactic environment? Part of the answer must lie with the solar wind--the hot, ionized gas that blows out from the sun. As it happens, the solar wind modulates what can (and cannot) flow into the solar system. Given that the solar wind is itself a variable phenomenon (changing in strength periodically with an 11-year solar cycle), the relation between the solar wind and the invading particles from the interstellar medium is in constant flux. Sorting out the complex interplay between these dynamic phenomena has become a fascinating area of research. Here we describe what space scientists and astrophysicists have learned about the sun’s galactic environment and its interaction with the solar system. The Solar Neighborhood We tend to think of our neighborhood in the Milky Way galaxy as motionless: Various nebulae and dust clouds look pretty much the same as when astronomers first photographed them more than a century ago. But this perception of a tableau frozen in space is deceiving. Over the course of millions of years, interstellar clouds form and dissipate as stars and supernovae stir up the interstellar matter. Fierce stellar winds produced during star formation evacuate cavities in the molecular clouds in which the stars are born. When subsequent supernovae explode in these cavities, violent shock fronts are produced that ram into surrounding material and sweep interstellar gas into “supershells” that may break out of the parent molecular clouds and propagate outward through the low-density regions of space. The atoms within these clouds are partially ionized by stellar radiation and collisions with each other, and by x rays from shocked gas within the evacuated “superbubble” cavities. Some supershells are also threaded by magnetic fields, which trap ions that may be in the vicinity. It is this combined image of various activities that should be held in mind when we consider our local galactic environment. Our sun is also in motion. Relative to the average motion of the most commonly measured nearby stars, the sun moves with a speed of about 16.5 kilometers per second, or nearly 50 light-years per million years. The sun’s path is inclined about 25 degrees to the plane of the galaxy and is headed toward a region in the constellation of Hercules near its border with Lyra. The sun oscillates through the plane of the galaxy with an amplitude of about 230 light-years, crossing the plane every 33 million years. However, the sun’s motion relative to the local stellar neighborhood should not be confused with its movement around the center of the galaxy, since the whole solar neighborhood (including the sun) orbits the galactic center once every 250 million years. Just as we do not include the earth’s velocity around the sun when calculating the speed of an airplane (we are only interested in the ground-speed), astro no mers do not include the sun’s galactic orbital velocity when describing its local motion. The interstellar cloud currently surrounding the solar system--often referred to as the Local Interstellar Cloud--is warm, tenuous and partially ionized. Like all interstellar clouds, our local cloud is made of dust and gas, with the dust fraction making up about one percent of the cloud’s mass. The elemental composition of interstellar clouds is much like that of the sun, about 90 percent hydrogen and 9.99 percent helium. The heavier elements make up the remaining 0.01 percent. The sun is on the edge of what is sometimes called the Local Bubble, a great void in the distribution of interstellar gas in the nearby galactic neighborhood. As voids go, the Local Bubble interior is one of the most extreme vacuums yet discovered. The very best laboratory vacuum is about 10,000 times denser than a typical interstellar cloud, which in turn is thousands of times denser than the Local Bubble. The Local Bubble is not only relatively empty (with a density of less than 0.001 atoms per cubic centimeter); it is also quite hot, about one million degrees kelvin. By comparison, the interstellar cloud around the solar system is merely warm, about 7,000 degrees, with a density of about 0.3 atoms per cubic centimeter. The Local Bubble lies within a ring of young stars and star-forming regions known as Gould’s Belt. The Belt is evident in the night sky as a band of very bright stars that sweeps in a great circle from the constellations Orion to Scorpius, inclined about 20 degrees relative to the galactic plane. The north pole of Gould’s Belt lies close to the Lockman Hole, a region in the sky with the least amount of intervening interstellar gas between the sun and extragalactic space. Star formation regulates the distribution of interstellar matter, including the boundaries of the Local Bubble. The closest star-forming region on the outskirts of the Local Bubble is about 400 light-years away in the Scorpius-Centaurus association. The molecular clouds from which stars are formed are both cooler (less than 100 degrees) and denser (over 1,000 atoms per cubic centimeter) than the Local Interstellar Cloud. A plot of the sun’s course through our galactic locale shows that the sun has been traveling through the Gould’s Belt interior in a region of very low average interstellar density for several million years. The sun is unlikely to have encountered a large, dense interstellar cloud in this relatively benign region during this time. Although our solar system is in the process of emerging from the Local Bubble, the sun’s trajectory suggests that it will probably not encounter a large, dense cloud for at least several more million years. The consequences of such an encounter for the earth’s climate are unclear; however, one wonders whether it is a coincidence that Homo sapiens appeared while the sun was traversing a region of space virtually devoid of interstellar matter. Despite the absence of massive clouds within 100 light-years, it seems likely that the local galactic environment changes in subtle ways on much shorter time scales. The low density of the Local Bubble permits the products of supernova explosions--such as superbubbles and shock fronts--to expand easily into the void and sweep past the sun. Indeed, within the past 250,000 years the sun has entered the outward flow of material from the star-forming region of the Scorpius-Centaurus association. There is even some suspicion that the interstellar environment may have changed within the past 2,000 years! This is uncertain, however, because astronomers have an incomplete understanding of the structure of the local interstellar cloud complex. The cloud around the solar system is part of the outflow of material from the Scorpius-Centaurus association. If we adopt the viewpoint of a person who is stationary with respect to the average motion of the nearest stars, then the motions of the sun through space and the Local Interstellar Cloud are seen to be nearly perpendicular. In other words, the interstellar cloud complex around the sun is sweeping past the solar system in a direction roughly perpendicular to the sun’s movement with respect to the local solar neighborhood. The result of these two motions is that we observe interstellar material flowing toward the sun at about 26 kilometers per second from a direction close to the plane of the ecliptic and within about 15 degrees of the center of the galaxy. Because this material flows through the solar system, it has been dubbed the Local Interstellar Wind. The origin of the Local Bubble and the Local Interstellar Cloud is still an open question. Some astronomers believe the void is a region of space between spiral arms of the galaxy that has been evacuated by shock waves of successive star-formation episodes in the Scorpius, Centaurus and Orion constellations and the Gum Nebula. Others believe that the void was created by a supernova explosion (in the Scorpius- Centaurus association) that evacuated a “hole” in a pre-existing low-density portion of the interstellar medium. (The term “Local Bubble” was originally coined with the idea that the solar system was sitting inside a supernova remnant.) So the Local Interstellar Cloud appears to be either material pushed aside by the winds of star formation or a supershell marking the edge of a superbubble. The Heliosphere As the Local Interstellar Wind blows through our solar system, it must pass through another wind--that produced by our own sun. The solar wind is a hot plasma--consisting of charged particles (mostly protons, helium nuclei and electrons)--that streams outward from the sun at high speed. Its source is the solar corona, the tenuous, million-degree plasma surrounding the sun that is evident during a total solar eclipse as a halo of brilliant “hair” surrounding the darkened disk. The solar wind also contains an embedded magnetic field that is wrapped into a tight spiral pattern by solar rotation. From the coronal region the supersonic solar wind blows out far beyond the orbit of Pluto before it is stopped by the charged component of the interstellar gas. As the solar wind blows out toward the outer solar system, its density decreases. At a distance of 1 astronomical unit (or AU, the distance from the sun to the earth), the solar wind typically has a density of about 5 particles per cubic centimeter and a speed of about 400 kilometers per second. At about 80 to 100 AU, a termination shock is formed as the solar wind slows down from supersonic to subsonic speeds. The solar wind finally stops at the helio pause--the “stagnation” surface between the solar wind and the ions of the interstellar medium about 130 to 150 AU from the sun--which forms the boundary of the heliosphere. Both the average density and velocity of the solar wind vary with the activity cycle of the sun (and with the sun’s latitude). Models of the heliosphere suggest that it is shaped something like a water droplet. This shape is largely determined by the flow of the charged component of the interstellar gas around the solar-wind plasma. Although the interstellar medium is only about 30 percent ionized (again mostly protons and electrons), these charged particles do not want to traverse the magnetic fields embedded in the solar wind (because the Lorentz force binds them to the magnetic field). Thus the interstellar plasma is compressed and diverted around the heliosphere. Since neutral interstellar hydrogen atoms trade electrons back and forth with interstellar protons, a small portion of the neutral interstellar hydrogen is also compressed and diverted at the boundary of the heliosphere, forming an observable phenomenon called the hydrogen wall. Another phenomenon that may be found outside the heliosphere is a bow shock, which would be produced if the heliosphere were moving faster than the speed of sound through the Local Interstellar Cloud. Since the speed of sound in the cloud is about 9.6 kilometers per second, and the relative sun/cloud velocity is 26 kilometers per second, one would assume that the heliosphere would have a Mach 2.5 bow shock. However, there is a good possibility that the Local Interstellar Cloud contains a weak magnetic field, which, if it were stronger than about 3 or 4 microgauss would inhibit the formation of a bow shock . Bow shocks form when the substrate material is unable to carry off disturbances faster than the object causing the disturbance is itself moving. If a magnetic field is present, then the tension in the magnetic field lines can transport the disturbance away (similar to the way in which the whole string vibrates when a violin string is plucked). The stronger the interstellar magnetic field, the faster it carries away pressure disturbances. Current estimates of the strength of the interstellar magnetic field lie between 1 and 5 microgauss. Next Section


 

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Daniel Buckley andJohn Robert Barrett with group p 9-#69

 

At far right Daniel A. Buckley born Moskeigh Cork about l927 gradnfather of Commander Barrett holds blackthorn cane from Ireland, which Jack found at 640 East Seventh Street after Mollie died of cancer October 11, l967. Jack identified his grandfather in this photo next to Jack's father John Robert Barrett l854-l942. Picture is most likely while John Robert Barrett and Jack were living next door to Buckley in-laws - grandparents on Park and Baxter Streets Melrose l889-l894 after Jack's mother died.Other persons in photo are unidentified, though Jack had an idea they might be friends in Stoughton he may have met l890's, He visited relations in Milford with aunt Minnie about l893.The nearer relations passed away, except for the parents of Helen Buckley and the Carlins, who moved from Philadelphia to South Boston, then Milford l896-l898 - then located permanently in Buffalo, New York, where John Barrett junior met Helen Buckley and her cousin and husband Richard and son Bob JAN. 1972 AT 44 BENNETT VILLAGE TERRACE AND THE LARGE CLAN OF CARLIN COUSINS - TEN CHILDren of Helen's older sister- at James Carlin's store in Blasdell with about five of his sisters present.--195 At the Institute for Child Guidance my work was too simple and routine, although my salary in 1928-1929 was seventy-five dollars per week. There seemed to be no chance for advancement, for it was a small statistical office with only a director and another girl who planned to go on weorking after marriage. I was there only a few weeks when I received a telephone call from Mary Langhead, a social worker whom I knew in the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, who told me she was working in Macy's and that there was an opening for me in Macy's as Director of Personnel Research.I went at noon to see Mr. Walker, personeel director, -later sales manager of Macy's, and was hired. I had two excellent assistants Miss Willie Kennedy and Mildred Forman- also a labor turnover clerk who was most efficient.My primary concern was labor turnover- how to reduce it and keep the figure low. 166 When I went to work in Macy's Department Store,34th Street and Seventh Avenue in New York City, Miss Sally Yarnall, who had been my student in the statistical laboratory at Mount Holyoke College in 1925, was the buyer for Macy's bookstore. Macy's book department occupied a lot of space in Macy's main floor- did a lot of business- and it must have been a real challenge for such a young woman to be the Head Buyer of such a large department. BLACK NOTEBOOK FOUR p 184 Stae House information Sep 21, 1970 Michael Barrett Sep 20, 1850 Parents from ireland Robert laborer, + Catherine. Mary Barrett March 31, 1852. Residence Athens St. father laborer p. rob + Cath John J. Buckley Dec. 27, 1853?? p. Daniel + Mary.. Richard B. Sullivan Oc 13, 1881, 561 E. Sixth St. f constable Barry Sullivan. moth Mary T. both p. born boston. Daniel Buckley 1852? p. Daniel + Mary Born at 5 Wharf Street. John J.buckley 55 years in Melrose address 331 Grove died Sept 2, 1935 Widow Jennie Noon [Cain?] bur. St. Pat Stoneham. Informant Mrs. Buckley. last worked 1930 pattern maker. B=+m Railroad. Margaret Mary Donovan Hartigan July 21, 1932 in boston. Calvary. Eighty years five months 19 days. Born Feb. 2, 1852. p Jeremiah Donovan, Margaret Farrell. all thre b Ire Hannah E. Alberts Mehegan Dec May 11, 1940 in Bost. age 81 years 10 months 19 days. 33 Blakeville Street. f. Albert Alberts Germany. m. Annette Sommer Holland. Cartherine Mehegan Craig Aug 22 1923 age 69 years. 30 Blossom St was in Mass GH Holyhood Cem Brookline. Robert Barrett Dec 18, 1859 age 45 (born 1814?) d Bos inflammation of lungs. b. Ire. p 185 Jan 26, 1859 Robert Barrett born Boston son of Robert + Catherine age two months. died inlflammation of lungs. Mrs. Catherine Daly Barrett age 36. D February 20, 1863 b Ire d Bos parents ???Rob + Cath?? C B Meh July 21, 1863 cholera morbus Charles W.Nov 12, 1910. letter carrier 847 E fifth St. age 52 at d pneumonia after ten days Rob J. Mehegan May 14, 1925 age 67 years eleven months 27 days. an May 18, 1857. Old Calv 9 Brown Avenue 186 lib i S 21 70 James H. craig 3 Fruit St 1893 thru 1904 1887 James H. craig express 20 Auburn John R. Barrett 640 e seventh 1875, 6,7,8, 1881,2. 1885 214 D. St. 1886 + 1887 114 P Street 1888 39 Thomas Park. 1889 654 East Sixth street.This address appears on Catherine A. Buckley's death certificate. 1877 Adrew J. Daly 127 Lincoln House. 198 south. Daniel W. likewise. 1878 Daly brothers A.J. + DW. Daly cigars etc. 125 + 127 lincoln h. 139 W seventh. 1887 Andrew J. daly cigars 138 Kneeland boards 30 Adams. Roxbury. 1888 Andrew J. daly boards 30 Adams Roxbury. Dniel cigars 139 w Seventh Daniel W. 139 W. Seventh John 139 W Seventh. 1889 Andrew J. salesman 138 W. Seventh daniel 139 W Seventh Daniel w. 139 W. Seventh James 122 W. Sixth. James 212 W. sixth. Jerome 119 W. Third. 1891 A.J. Daly 134 W. Broadway salesman 1893 A.J. Daly 344 W.Broadway clerk at 144 W. Broadway. 1896 AJ D 175 W third. 1886 Andrew J. Daley clerk 691 E Second. Andrew J Daly cigars 138 Kneeland b 139 W Seventh 1886 A.j. Daly teamster 141 W. seventh. 1899 Andrew J. Daly 131 W. Third St. salesman. 1903 Andrew J. Daly salesman 404 Atlantic Ave h. 153 W. Broadway. 1907 Andrew J. Daly 131 I st salesman 19?? Emerson St. 1924, 1931 Andrew J. Daly bookkeepter 97 H. 1872 Jeremiah Donovan laborer 191 W. Third. 1861 Jer Donovan D corner Second. - p 187 Library information 1876 Jeremiah Donovan trader 191 W. Third St. 1877,1878 no entry [de] 1978 thru 1896 Margaret Donovan widow of Jeremiah 191 W. Third St. 1860 Hugh Farrell carriage maker and Barney Farrell laborer Goddard near E. close to Barretts. 1887 Charles W. Mehegan jr absent - 1888 Charles Mehegan driver, boards 764 East Sixth. 1893 Charles W.Mehegan car driver 631 E Third. 1895 Charles W Mehegan letter carrier 17 Chestnut Hill Ave 1896 CWM carrier Harriet Street (Harriet) 1896 646 E Third St, 1903 879 E Fourth, 1907 853 E Fifth. Catherine Mehegan widow of Charles Mehegan, sr. 773 E. Sixth 1899, 1903, 1907. Robert J. Mehegan teamster 1893 528 East Seventh 1903 hotsler 634 E Fourth downstairs. 1887 Robert J. Mehegan teamster 574 E Third. 1888 teamster 574 E Third not in book 1899. Mary Farrell widow of Thomas 69 W Sixth 1924. 1887 1888 Whitten 170 W. Sixth, 1895, 1896 1903 Edward Whitton blacksmith 150 W.Sixth. 1888 Ann Whitten widow 121 W Sixth. 1895, 1896 Ann Whitten, widow of William 153 W Third. BLACK NOTEBOOK FOUR [190 State House S 22'70] Mary Theresa Mehegan Sullivan age 32 died July 26, 1884 exhaustion plus placenta gravida parents Charles + Catherine Mehegan (Catherine Barrett Mehegan). Margaret Farrell Donovan Dec. 1, 1898 age seventy-one. 191 West Third. Parents Daniel Farrell, Ellen O Mahoney. Ellen O Mahony also mother of Mary Ann Farrell Buckley. Jeremiah Donovan age 52 liquor dealer 191 West Third Street died 1876. Minnie Buckley Mary Frances died March 19, 1912. one thirty pm at Melrose Hospital. Home 24 Park Street Melrose.Born December 25, 1867 age 44 years 2 months. 23 days. Rubber, shoe worker tubercular meningitis, Calvary Cemetery. Andrew J. Daly, died April 26, 1936. Age 45 yers. Born 1890 or 1891. 430 E. Fifth Street. sister Margaret Daly. same address. Father Daniel W. Daly born Boston.mother Johanna McCarthy born Boston. Robert Joseph Mehegan died November 12, 1933 age 46. Residence 12 Garden-side. wife Elvira LaRiviere. Clerk Army Base ten years. tuberculosis adrenal glands and cerebellum. John Mehegan 650 Fourth Street age 47. Tuberculosis February 1783.laborer. parents Dennis and Catherine Mehegan.Charles Mehegan linved Fourth near I accidental injury on H. railroad car 1868. age 54. teamster. Son of Dennis and Catherine Mehegan. Alice M. Rourke (Buckley). died March 2, 1930. Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline. husband John H. Rourke 373 Pleasant Street Melrose [p. 191] father Daniel F. Buckley born South Boston mother Margaret Burke, born Boston. Alice Rourke age 41 years six months. Lived thirty years in Melrose. NEPHRITIS. If age is accurate, Alice M. Buckley would have been born September, 1888. Andrew Daly Boston.died 1887. age 25 b. ihn England. Parents Jeremiah, Catherine. Liquor dealer 139 West Seventh. Daniel Daly Boston 1886 age 4 years 4 months. 141 W. Seventh Son of Andrew J., Margaret E. Parents born in Boston. Mary Buckley age 54. b Ireland 15 Cherry Milford April 17, 1922. Informant Timothy Buckley of Milford. Daniel F. Buckley mother Ellen O Connor. Alice May Buckley September 2, 1887 Father Daniel F. Buckley clerk born in South Boston Mother margaret born in salem. Address 77 Carver Boston. Catherine Buckley d of Thomas and Catherine Buckley in Milford Feb 27, 1864. Michael Buckley b. 1868 May 18, son of Th + cath Sullivan f. bootmaker. Thomas Francis Buckley b. july 5, 1866. p Thomas + Catherine Sullivan. James Buckley b. 1863 to Frank Buckley and Ann McClusky. John L. Buckley b. Feb 1862 to Frank + Ann Buckley father mail carrier. John R. Barrett and Mary Lane married November 26, 1894, Melrose [192] His age 38 parents Robert Barrett + Catherine Daley. Her age 35 born Ireland parents James and Catherine Lynch. Rev. F.J. Glynn 35 Hurd Street. Daniel F. Buckley son of Daniel and Mary , and Margaret A. Burke, daughter of James and Alice, married August 17, 1884. He was born in Boston, lived in Melrose. She was born in Salem, lived in Boston. Marjorie Elizabeth Rourke born December 7, 1923 Father John H. Rourke 44 Ryder Avenue Melrose.age 42 shoemaker. Mother Alice Buckley age 36. Melrose Hospital. John Clifford Rourke b. July 16, 1911 Father John h. insurance agent. born Melrose. Mother Alice Buckley. born Boston?. Eleanor Mabel Rourke b October 8, 1913. parents John H. insurance born Melrose and Alice M. Buckley b. Boston.[193 State House S 23'70] Ellen Whitton age 47 Oc 2, 1903 d Boston St. Elizabeth hospital 150 Sixth St. Boston b. Ireland. Father Daniel Farrell mother unknown. Husband Edward Whitton blacksmith. Mount Benedict Cemetery. James H. Craig not certain right one No mention of wife.July 11, 1911 age sixty Long Island hospital Brokline Holyhood Cemetery Address 3 North Grove St boston. b. Boston. Parents Robert Craig, Mary McCrowther. p b Ireland teamster age + occup[ encouraging. ***THOMAS BUCKLEY parents John Buckley + CATHERINE MURPHY married July 10, 1899.age 55 years six months Malaria, heart disease. bootmaker. b. Ire resided died + buried Milford. apparently survived by wife. Catherine Buckley daughter of Thomas + catherine Sullivan b. Milford Feb. 27, 1864. Thomas Francis Buckley July 5, 1866 b. Parents Thomas Buckley, bootmaker + Catherine Sullivan. Michael Buckely May 18, 1868, b Milford. P Thomas B + Catherine Sullvan. Thomas Buckley age 3 son of Thomas Buckley + Catherine Sullvan died 1869. Michael Buckley son of Thomas B + Catherine Sullivan died October 25, 1884 age sixteen typhoid b. Milford.194 Margaret D. Buckley rubber worker January 25, 1921 age 50 cardiorenal Calvary Roxbury Danvers State Hospital 12 years 5 months 18 days. Jeremiah Buckley ten years ten months typhoid son of Thomas and Catherine Sullivan. died 1869. FraNCIS bUCKLEY MARRIED AGE 35. dIED fEB. 10, 1865. bORN IN IRELAND. BOOKMAKER. James Buckley son of Frank Buckley and Ann mcCluskey 1863. James Buckley born Milford son of Ftrank + Ann. parents born in Ireland. Died 1864. age 2. John L. Buckley son of Frank + Ann. mail carrier. John L. Buckley age nine months. Died 1862. Son of Francis + Ann. Margaret Buckley (Mrs.) age 82 died 1882 in Milford. Born Ireland., Daughter of Patrick + Bridget Keliher. Daniel Buckley age 22 single Parents John and Ellen. Laborer. Died Feb. 12, 1883. apparently born in Spellman Irealnd [may be confusion of mother's name Spillane. Mary E . Buckley age 19 yearts. Died Nov. 5, 1886. Born Ire Parents John Buckley, Mary Doyle. Mrs. Mary Buckley age 65 b Ire Died June 12, 1893. Par Jpohn Doyle + Hannah Dorigent? Daniel buckley age 77 died widower March 26, 1887. Resided Upton, -195 State House Sep 23, 1970- Milford, b. Ire par unk. Mary Buckley afe three days, inf Hopkinton Jan 25, 1865. Par Patr and Mary, b Ire. Janna Buckley age33. D Medway Jul 19, 1856. b. Ire p n kn. Thomas Buckley blacksmith b. Ireland resided 126 Broadway, Boston. d. Jan 2, 1892. AGE 55. P jOHN bUCKLEY + mARY cARNEY. T/homas f. Buckley musician b. Halifax, d. Boston, Carney hospital 1892. p. Thomas Buckley + Joanna Flannelly. Thomas buckley 26 years. 6 months b. Ire single deceased Jan. 10, 1894 in Blackstone. [p. Timothy Buckley, Ellen Walsh. Andrew Daley d./ 1894 age 80 p Andrew Daley + Hannah Murphy. 1894 Daniel Daly 74 years widower 8 Whitmore laborer b. Ire --Dec. 18, 1895 Daniel Daly age 70 diabetes 139 Seventh St. toacconist s of Andrew Daly + Mary Murphy. 1892. Aug 3 Daniel daly, single age 49. 3 Utica Place teamster b Ire. p Timothy Daly + Honora Leary. -*-*-Ellen Barrett Feb. 28, 1849 married John Mehegan in Boston--- Mary Buckley Dec. 25, 1867 born at 37 Third Street South Boston Parents Daniel teamster + Mary (this must be Minnie) p. 196 (Jack was with her at death). Doubtful: Charles W. Mehegan married age 24 second marriage divorced cont[ractor] supt of heating p. john Mehegan + Rose McManus m. Julia Noton age 23 stictcher p John Norton ,Mary McCann. Both resided at 61 Longwood Ave. May 1, 1918. Age i8s exactly right. F's name is not. Foregoing is not plumber's family, bec. Alfred E. Mehegan was son of Charles Mehegan + Esther Donohue both from Boston. Alfred E. Mehegan was 54 years old July 15, 1966, so he was born before 1918. July 5, 1906 John H. Rorke 24 years of age grocer b Melrose married Alice M. Buckley age 18 born New York City [?] ok Parents Daniel Buckley, Margaret Burke. Daniel J. Carney R.C. priestMelrose. Marjorie elizabeth Rouke married malden April 25, 1946. Ager 22. 20 Pagum [nn?] St. Malden. Secretary.b. Melrose. P John H. Rourke, Alice Buckley. groom Ralph J. Campbell resident 27 Dalrymple SDtreet Boston carpenter born Glacebay, Nova Socotia. P Daniel S. Campbell, Mary Walker, m. Most Blessed Sacrament Church in wakefiled (Greenwood) by Edward F. Hartigan??? p 197 library S 23'70 1900 Edward Whitton blascksmith 150 W. Sixth Andrew J. Daly salesman h. 131 W. Thuird Daniel W. Daly, salesman h. 144 W. Broadway. Bridget T. Farrell grocer 158 W. Sixth h. ditto. Andrew Daley, laborer, h. 63 Granger. Thomas f. McKenna h. 64 Munroe. McGlinchey John furniture, Katherine, dressmaker. Hannah L teacher. (Cyrus Alger School) board 787 E. Fourth h. Petr carpenter. Catherine Mehegan, widow of Charles, h. 773 E. Sixth. Charles W. Mehegan, carrier 646 E. Third. William S. Locke plumber, h. 617 E. Seventh. William S. Locke jr 617 e. Seventh. James j. mcArdle janitor 216 Tremont, h. 130 M. - Michael J. Moloney photographer, 22 + 219 Hanover h. 876 E. Broadway. Edward M. illoingworth BFD Bristol St. h. 49 L St. Eliza illingworth widow of John W. h. 62 L St. John W. lineman, 26 Congress h. 859 E. Broadway. Devine, William H. physician 595 E. Broadway. John B. sullivan hatter boards 568 E. Sixth, printer works at 185 Franklin, h. 756 Tremont, teamster 241 E. Miss ann Sullvan vriety, 81 West Cedar. Rihard Sullivan brakeman, 36 Cottage Charlestown, decki hand Eat Boston Ferry, boards 78 Trenton East boston [198 lib S 23'70] fireman, h. 142 Minden, laborer h. 487 Hanover, roofer h. 351 E. Eighth. Timothy J. Suillivan marble cutter 16 Hanover Avenue + clerk 197 Hanover h. 164 Chelsea St. Charlestown. John J. Cochrane 750 Washington, h. 714 E. Fourth. James P. manning accountant h. 722 E. Fourth Joseph Curtaz, coppersmith, h. 240 silver St. Eugene Lyne, brooms 276 D. Edward M. Hartigan stereotyper 309 Washington. h. 191 W. Third. also John J. Donovan liquors 283 D. boards 191 W. Third. Edward j. Harkins clerk 214 Hanover Ave. boards 170 L. also john J. Harkins. Patrick harkins. Police station 6 h. 170 L. Charles E. Keen 636 E Seventh Carpenter. Daniel J. Kinnaly plumber 126 Emerson h. 100 L. John f. Kinnaly draw tender Mount Washington Avenue Bridge, h. 622 E. Sixth. Daniel F. Kinnaly telegrapher 234 Devonshire h. 448 W. Third. Daniel Buckley plumber,89 Dorchester Ave. h. 151 M. CorneliusH. Buckley boots + shoes 655 A , East Broadway h. 171 M. 1867 DIRECTORY Daniel Buckley teamster h. 37 Third St. Daniel J. farrell machiniist, h. 18 Broadway Barney Farrell h. 141 Eighth Bernard Farrell rear 70 carver. Catherine Farrell widow h. 85 A st. Edward Farrell 89 C. [p. 199 libr S 23'70] Mrs. ellen farrell 24 Bisho[p. Fergus farrell trader h. Byron near Saratoga East Boston Godfrey teamster h. 137 Silver St. James 80 N. Margin Jeremiah 11 Channing. John 16 Nashua. John C. Police Station 4. h. 194 Harrison Ave. John 1 1/2 N. bennet place John rear 169 Portland. John L. 61 Camden. John R. 32 Blossom. Mrs. Lucinda 7 North Russell Patrick 317 Third St., William 85 A Street. 1866 DIORECTORY Daniel Buckley teamster h. 37 Third. Daniel J. Farrell machinist h. 32 Broadway. Patrick h. 306 Third St. Andrew J. Dailey trunkmaker h. 3 South Margin Patrick M. Dailey machinist, 8 Goddard Avenue near E. John Daley Dove near F. Catherine Daly widow Second corner C. Dennis Daly h. Albany foot of Malden, boards 72 West Dedham, boards 50 Paris East Boston, h. 31 oliver. William Daly 92 ASthens. No Lyne in 1866, Peter McGlinchey carpenter E near Sullivan. William Varnum 33 School, boards 8 Ashburton Place. Thomas Welch, butcher 4 Goddard opposite Clapp.


 

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John Robert Barrett l854-l942 and father-in-law Daniel A. Buckley l827-l9l0 p 9 #70 {G}{B}

 

Daniel A. Buckley was born Moskeigh, Templemartin parish, six miles north of Bandon, county Cork Ireland.His parents were John Buckley and Catherine Murphy, said to be of Quarry Murphy clan whose descendants included Kate Halloran, wife of Maurice Sheehy of Moskeigh (about l903-l973),+ Jim Hallahan who was a teen-age runner in Independence movement & lived to advanced age.Neighbor Patrick Desmond heard that seven generations of Buckleys lived on the Moskeigh farm from l700's to present. Ricahrd Buckley born Moskeigh l904 heard that his grandfather Michael Buckley l834-l9l8 of Moskeigh was one of "seven men and four women". Efforts to trace the sisters have been unsuccessful.Michael Buckley inherited the farm, and his sons Patrick and Michael married sisters named Swindell of Castlegregory, Kerry.A daugther Kate married an O Mahony Catle Lack north of Bandon, where her son Tim and grandson John have had families. Another brother of Dan Buckley was Jerry, who had eight children, of whom only the Sheehys have kept in touch.Two brothers John and Tom went to Milford near the Rhode Island line in southern Massachusetts, -both their families have died out, though Jack Barrett visited them in the l890's and one Buckley cousin moved to Buafflo, where Carlin descendants are numerous in Blasdell. More distant Buckley relatives include General Michael Lenihan of Hopkinton Mass, who led a New York State Irish battalion in France l9l8, and Cyril Kellett and Gerard and Francis Sweeney of Milford and a large clan of Graingers of West Cork, -a Buckley cousin married a convert - Dr. Grainger was one descendant in medical practrice l970's in Templemartin-Cloughduv vicinity. In photo Dan. Buckley holds an Irish blackhorn cane, which came into Jack BARRETT'S POSSESSION 1967. A Massachusetts State Census was taken in 1855. The single copy was in State House Boston 1972. - it listed:"house 240-Daniel Buckley teamster age 27 born Ireland, Mary 26 born Ireland, John one year born Mass. Simon [Buckley] 22 born Ireland, Jeremiah 23 born Ireland, Dennis 21 born Ireland.[all} family #462." They did not appear at this address in 1855 annual Boston City Directory but were listed all together at Boston Wharf in 1856 annual Directory (in South Boston North of A Street) at edge of water. An 1860 census [probably federal] listed #2226 Simon Buckley 25 Anne 22 Hannah 4 Cornelius 1 year.Then:- 1870-Simon Buckley age 35 in 1870. Ward 7 House 902 family 2485 Hack driver.Wife Anne 31 Annie 14 Cornelius 11 Thomas 9 Anastasia 7 Patrick 1.Simon was deceased 1872 - father Cornelius agrees with records in Ireland. U.S. record does not state name of mother,but records in Ireland indicate she was Johanna Punch, daughter of Simon Punch of north part of Moskeigh.[Census data from Sophie Barrett notebook Eight p. 39.]


 

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Catherine Agnes Buckley l857-l889 - Jack Barrett's mother married l884 p 9 #71

 

born October l857 or l858 records vary - Catherine Agnes Buckley married John Robert Barrett April 29, l884 at Gateof Heaven Church South Boston . Reve. Lee performed the ceremony. Her son John Berchmans Barrett was born August 28, l888 at 654 East. Sixth Street. She died June 8, l889. Her husband preserved a lock of her hair and her son Jack's baby shoes.He went to live with his Buckley in-laws, who had moved to melrose l884.Thew Buckley aunts Minnie and Maggie looked aftrer Jack by day, along with their parents on Park and Baxter Streets Melrose, while John Robert Barrett commuted by train to his plumbing shop in boston first on Federal Street and At;lantic Avenue - later at 112 Harrison Avenue near present Tufts Dental School


 

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foothills south of Mount Rainier Washington,Jack Barrett photo early July,l947 #72 p 9

 

Jack Barrett photo during brief clear two hours of three day visit Nisqually area southwest Mount Rainier national Park about July 8, l947 +++DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER 805 KIDDER BREESE SE -- WASHINGTON NAVY YARD WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060 Online Library of Selected Images: -- U.S. NAVY SHIPS -- USS Montgomery (Cruiser # 9, C-9), 1894-1919, later renamed Anniston USS Montgomery, a 2094-ton cruiser, was built at Baltimore, Maryland. Commissioned in June 1894, she operated along the U.S. east coast and in the Caribbean until 1899. During the Spanish-America War, she was active in the blockade of Cuba. Montgomery was stationed in the South Atlantic in 1899-1900. She thereafter stayed in the vicinity of the U.S. Atlantic seaboard, serving as a cruiser, torpedo experimental ship and Naval Militia training ship. Renamed USS Anniston in March 1918, she was part of the American Patrol Detachment during the First World War. Decommissioned in May 1918, the old cruiser was sold in November 1919. This page features selected views of USS Montgomery. If higher resolution reproductions than these digital images are desired, see "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions." Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image. Photo #: NH 45717 USS Montgomery (C-9) Photographed circa 1894-99. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Online Image: 67,486 bytes; 740 x 590 pixels Photo #: NH 45718 USS Montgomery (C-9) At sea under steam and sail, circa 1894-97, with laundry drying on her foremast rigging and many crewmen on deck.Courtesy of Captain R.H. Johnson, 1932.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Online Image: 56,844 bytes; 740 x 550 pixels Return to Naval Historical Center home page. 6 October 1998


 

 

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