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Henry James Montgomery

Male 1863 - 1947  (83 years)


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  • Name Henry James Montgomery  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 4 Jul 1863  North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 16 Apr 1870  St. John's Episcopal Church, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation Shoemaker, Chief of Fire Department  [7, 8
    Died 6 Apr 1947  North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10, 11
    Buried 8 Apr 1947  Hillside Cemetery, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10, 11
    Notes 
    • Alternate birthdate: 4 Jun 1863
      Alternate birthyear: 1862

      Listed in 1880 Census, age 16, In Print Works

      1889 birth record for Grace shows Henry as a mill hand, born in England

      1890 birth record for Grace Marion shows Henry's occupation as Print Works, born in England

      North Adams City Directories, works at Freeman's works, lives at 22 Prospect, 1890-91, works Freeman's, lives at 40 Prospect 1891-92, works at Windsor works, lives at 40 Prospect 1893

      Listed as a child of Jane Montgomery, of full age, residing in No. Adams, MA in Probate petition re: Henry James to Columbia County Surrogates Court by George Tator, 13 Jun 1893

      1897 birth record for George Montgomery shows Henry and Anna living at 40 Prospect St.

      Listed in 1900 MA Census, born Jun 1863, age 36 marrried 14 years, born Mass., father born at sea, mother born England, works in fire department, owns home free of mortgage, at Beacon Street, with wife Ann, children Grace, George

      Listed in 1910 MA Census, Berkshire Co., No. Adams, age 44, married once for 25 years, born Mass., father born at sea, mother born England, city fireman, owns home free of mortgage, living at 124 Prospect St. with wife Anne and son George

      1930 MA Census, Berkshire Co., No. Adams, Henry J. Montgomery, owns home at 124 Prospect St., value of home $5000, owns radio, age 66, first married age 22, no occupation

      Age 84, of 124 Prospect street, died at Vrooman Convalescent home after cerebral hemorrhage on March 22 at his home. As a youth, he was employed at the old W. G. Cady Shoe company, but his interest turned early toward the fire department and he became a call member of the force in 1888 at the age of 25. He was appointed a permanent fireman in 1898. He assumed the office of chief on 1 Jan 1905. He retired 1 Sep 1925. His only near survivor is a daughter, Mrs. Grace Davis, of Portland, OR

      AE: 84y, 10m, 2d

      Famous for English style flower garden [1, 2, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17]
    Person ID I13959  Mindrum
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2008 

    Father Samuel Montgomery,   b. 1820, At sea, ship from Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1883, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Jane Sibley James,   b. 1824, Spetisbury, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1890, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Family ID F9695  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna/Annie Coy,   b. Abt 2 Aug 1863, Harrisville, Cheshire, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1944, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Children 
     1. Samuel Frederick "Sammie" Montgomery,   b. 22 Jul 1886, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1893, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
     2. Grace Marion Montgomery,   b. 8 Nov 1889, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1978, Multnomah Co., Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. George Henry Montgomery,   b. 26 Mar 1897, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1913, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2002 
    Family ID F9699  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Montgomery/MacPherson family plot at Hillside Cemetery
    Montgomery/MacPherson family plot at Hillside Cemetery
    Montgomery, Henry J.
    Montgomery, Henry J.

  • Sources 
    1. [S183] Probate petition re: Henry James to Columbia County Surrogates Court by George Tator, 13 Jun 1893.

    2. [S1235] 1880 Federal Census, No. Adams, Berkshire County, MA, Enum. Dist. 55, pg. 45.

    3. [S1007] North Adams, Massachusetts Vital Records, Births 1878 to 1900, Middle initial, George Montgomery birth record.

    4. [S251] Letter from Alice Bradford Bolt to George K. Pratt, 12 Feb 1992, Henry James.

    5. [S1009] North Adams, Massachusetts Vital Records, Births to 1878, Book 3, p. 52.

    6. [S997] St. John’s Church Parish Register, Book 1, p. 24.

    7. [S1007] North Adams, Massachusetts Vital Records, Births 1878 to 1900, George Montgomery birth record.

    8. [S1249] Henry J. Montgomery obituary, No. Adams Transcript, 7 Apr 1947.

    9. [S993] Cemetery Dept., No. Adams, MA City Hall.

    10. [S1021] St. John's Church Parish Register, 1939-1951, Vol. 7, North Adams, Massachusetts, p. 140.

    11. [S2670] Hillside Cemetery Headstones, North Adams, Massachusetts.

    12. [S1007] North Adams, Massachusetts Vital Records, Births 1878 to 1900.

    13. [S1014] North Adams City Directories 1887, 1890-93.

    14. [S1240] 1900 Federal Census, No. Adams, Berkshire County, MA, Ward 4, Enum. Dist. 52, sheet 15.

    15. [S1246] 1910 Massachusetts Census, Berkshire Co., No. Adams, Enum. Dist. 55, p. 18A.

    16. [S1244] 1930 MA Census, Berkshire Co., No. Adams, Enum. Dist. 36, p. 8A.

    17. [S251] Letter from Alice Bradford Bolt to George K. Pratt, 12 Feb 1992.