Murders at Montville - Chapter 4
Edwin Lewis Vose 1829-1879
Edward Kellar Vose 1801-1868 & Eliza L. Spear 1807-1829
David Vose 1776-1844 & Alice Lewis Eastman 1776-1857
Seth Vose 1734-1814 & Rachel Copeland 1750-1812
Jonathan Vose 1704-1760 & Mary Field 1710-1775
Thomas Vose, Jr. 1667-1722 & Hannah Badcock 1675-1732
Thomas Vose 1641-1708 & Waitstill Wyatt 1644-1727
Robert Vose 1599-1683 & Jane Mossock 1602-1675
Thomas Vose 1565-1641 & Margery Burscoe 1565-1608
The exact date of Edwin Vose’s birth is not known, but was likely between July 1828 and April 1829 (the time of his mother’s death).
Edwin’s mother, Eliza L. Spear, was born and died in Montville. Nothing else is known of her parents, siblings or other family members. Eliza L. (Spear) Vose, died at the age of 22, when Edwin was still a baby.
When Edwin Vose was 3 years old, his father, Edward K. Vose, married for a second time to Mary Ham Clements on September 30, 1832 in Freedom, Maine. Intentions were filed on September 16, 1832 in Montville. Edward K. Vose and Mary Clements would have two sons, Charles Spear Vose and Job Clements Vose, both born in Knox, Maine.
Mary Ham Clements was born in Montville, the daughter of Job Clement or Clements and Martha "Patty or Pattie" Foster, who were married on January 7, 1808 in Montville. Mary was the oldest child of Job and Patty, who had six other children between 1811 and 1831: Edmond Clements, William Clements, Sarah Ann Clements, John True Clements, Moses McFarland Clements and Job Clements.
Edmund Clements married Ann Haskell on February 21, 1836 in Montville and they had eight children, who were born there.
William Clements married Sarah Sawyer in about 1836 and they had nine children born in Montville. The oldest child of William and Sarah Clement, was Albion H. Clement, who married Sarah Frances Rowell, the younger sister of George Wilson Rowell (Chapter 3).
John True Clements has no marriage recorded, so he may have remained single. John T. Clement died in Montville, at age 61.
Miss Sarah A. Clements, married Mr. John N. Harmon, on June 13, 1844 and they had two children. Their son, Peter Harmon, married Etta A. Howard, who was the daughter of Alfred Howard and Sarah Jane Vose, the older sister of Marcus Aurelius Vose (Chapter 6).
On March 9, 1851, Moses M. Clement married Abbie G. Foster in Freedom, Maine and they had 2 children, born in 1854 and 1864.
Job Clement married Adelia McFarland on November 14, 1853, in Montville and they had seven children. Adelia McFarland was the niece of John McFarland and Selena Beal, the elderly victims of George Wilson Rowell’s murderous rage, in Chapter 3.
The second wife of Edward Kellar Vose, Mary Ham (Clements) Vose, died in Montville at age 30. Her step-son, Edwin L. Vose was only 10 years old and his two younger half-brothers, were just 4 and 6.
On June 13, 1841, two years after his second wife, Mary Vose’s death, when Edwin was about 12, Captain Edward K. Vose married for a third time to the widow, Linda Maria Clements, in Belfast, Maine.
Linda, Lindorina or Lindamira Greeley, was first married to Job Clement IV (different Job Clement than previously mentioned). Linda M. Clement or Clements, had lived as a widow, with three young children, for several years in Knox, before marrying Edward K. Vose.
Lynda Mira Greeley and Job Clements were married on October 10, 1826, in Thorndike, Maine and had three children, all born in Waldo, Maine: Ann Elizabeth Clements, who married Adoniram Judson Billings, M.D., the attending physician, at the deaths of the McFarlands and George Wilson Rowell (Chapter 3); George Washington Clements, who died at age 20 and Dolly Jane Clement, who married James C. Bryant, the nephew of Lindamira’s younger sister, Jane (Greely) Bryant.
Job Clement IV was born in Dover, New Hampshire, the son of Job Clement and Jane Guppy, who were married in New Hampshire, in March of 1789. The surnames of Clement and Clements are both used.
Job Clement IV, husband of Linda M. Clement, died at age 31 and is buried in Knox Ridge Cemetery in Knox. His epitaph reads: “An honest man the noblest work of God. Farewell my dear wife we must part. Farewell my parents dear. My children twine about my heart. My friends to me are near. My brothers behind me I leave. My sisters yet remain. But for my absence never grieves. Soon we shall meet again.”
Edward and Linda Vose had a daughter, named Elizabeth "Eliza" Mary Vose, who was born in Knox. Eliza Vose married on March 9, 1867 to Oramel Murray. In 1850, he is known as Ormel Murrey [sic] 12, living with his parents, Elisha 35 and Letis Murrey 42, in Montville. A short biography of Oramel Murray’s life is available here:
Eliza Vose and Oramel Murray had four children: Linda May Murray, Caro L. Murray, William Augustine Murray and Edith Alice Murray, who married Charles Franklin Waldron, the widower of her older sister, Linda May (Murray) Waldron.
Eliza M. Murray died at age 61 from the effects of Diabetes. Eliza left her husband, Oramel and their four children, Linda May Waldron, Caro L. Guimond, William Augustine Murray and Edith Alice Murray. Aramel [sic] (Oramel) Murray died at age 70 in Pittsfield, Maine.
Lindorina, Lindamira or "Linda" Greeley was born in Belfast, Maine, the oldest child of Philip Greeley and Dorothy "Dolly" Jones, both born in Hopkinton, New Hampshire. Philip and Dolly were married there on January 24, 1805 and had three daughters and three sons. Lindamira was their only child to reach adulthood and have children of her own.
The other children of Philip and Dorothy Greeley were: Jane Greeley, who married on January 31, 1835 to Cudworth Bryant, but they had no children; Lizzie Greeley, died young; Philip F. Greeley died at 9; John G. Greeley died at 19 and Alfred H. Greeley age 2.
During the 1850 Census, Edward K. Vose 49, Linda M. Vose 47, Anne [sic] E. Clement 23, Dolly J. Clement 18, Edwin L. Vose 21, Charles L. [sic] Vose 16, Job C. Vose 14, Mary E. Vose 8 and Linda's mother, Dolly J. Greely 71, all live in the same household in Knox.
On January 3, 1858, in Freedom, Maine, Job C. Vose married Amenda [sic] H. Weed. They would have five daughters: Mary Adine Vose, Martha E. Vose, Carrie Jane Vose, Frances Effie Vose and Maud Louise Vose, who died just 4 days after her 1st birthday.
On March 5, 1892, after the death of Amanda H. (Weed) Vose, Job C. Vose would marry the childless widow, Martha A. (Johnson) Fuller.
Job C. Vose died in Knox, of Paresis, at the age of 70. He left his widow, 2nd wife, Martha A. (Johnson) Vose, daughters Mary A. Howard, Martha E. Tilton, Carrie J. Johnson and Frances E. Gerald. Job Vose was predeceased by 1st wife, Amanda and their daughter, Maud Louise Vose.
In 1860, in Knox, Edward K. Vose 59, Linda M. Vose 54, Charles S. Vose 26, his wife, Eliza E. Vose 20, Eliza M. Vose 18 (aka Mary E. Vose) and Dolly Greeley 81, live together. Edward’s son, Job C. Vose 24 and his family live next door. Edwin L. Vose is no longer living in Maine.
On April 22, 1860, Charles S. Vose married Eliza Ellen Foster in Knox. They had five children, one born before the Civil War, Edward Job Vose and four more children born afterwards: Fred “Freddie” Nelson Vose, Harlan P. S. Vose, who died at 6 months old; Anna “Annie” Maria Vose and Achsah Etta Vose.
On December 8, 1863, Charles S. Vose, 29-year-old, married farmer, living in Montville, enlists there during the Civil War, in the 2nd Cavalry as a Wagoner. He was mustered out on December 6, 1865 at Barrancas, Florida, with 2nd cousin, Marcus Aurelius Vose (Chapter 6).
Charles S. Vose, age 41, began to receive a Veterans Pension on February 19, 1874. In 1890, Charles is on the list of Disabled Veterans receiving benefits. Chas S. Vose 74, died in Knox, from Chronic Gastritis, the lingering effect of contracting Malaria, when he was in the Army.
Charles Spear Vose left his wife Eliza, sons Edward Job Vose, Fred Nelson Vose and daughter Anna Maria Bessey. Charles Vose was predeceased by children Harlan P. S. Vose and Achsah Etta Freeman. After Charles’ death, his widow, Eliza E. Vose, received his pension.
The third wife of Edward K. Vose, Linda Vose, died in Knox, at the age of 61. Belinda Myra “Linda” Greeley Vose is buried with her first husband, Job Clement, in Knox Ridge Cemetery.
Linda Vose left her husband, Edward K. Vose, 3 daughters, Ann E. Billings, Dolly J. Bryant, Eliza M. Murray, nieces, nephews and many grandchildren. Linda also left her three step-sons, Edwin L. Vose in Boston, Charles Spear Vose and Job Clements Vose, both in Maine.
Linda was predeceased by her 1st husband, Job Clement IV and their only son, George Washington Clements, who died in Augusta, Maine at age 20. George W. Clement is buried in Knox Ridge Cemetery.
George Washington Clements is a mystery. The Genealogy of the Greely-Greeley Family, clearly indicates his parentage, birth, death and three other siblings, who are all profiled. George W. Clements does not have a biography in this genealogy, perhaps because he died young.
Edward Kellar Vose died in Montville at age 67. He buried three wives, but only two are with him in Halldale Cemetery. Edward K. Vose left his three sons, Edwin L. Vose in Boston, Charles Job Vose and Job Clements Vose, daughter Eliza M. Murray, step-daughters Ann E. Billings, Dolly J. Bryant, Eliza M. Murray, all in Maine. Edward also left nieces, nephews and numerous grandchildren, in Massachusetts and Maine.
Edwin L. Vose removed to Boston, Massachusetts between 1855 and 1856, where he is listed as Edwin L. Vose, daguerreotypist. He boards at 21 Hanover Street, according to the 1856 Boston Directory.
In the early days of photography, a daguerreotypist would use a specialized technique to develop the photographs on a silver surface, sensitized with iodine and then expose it to mercury vapor in a box.
Excerpt from an article by Philadelphia daguerreotypist Marcus A. Root in August 1855 for The Photographic and Fine Art Journal available here at https://archive.org/details/photographicfine81855newy
"The Boston Daguerreotypists and Photographers, as a body, probably occupy a higher place of intelligence, energy and personal reputation, than those of any other city in the United States. Already they have done, and they are now doing much for the elevation of Heliography and its professors, in the public esteem. Even the "twenty-five," "fifty cents," and "one dollar" operators are more skillful and produce better results than many of the "first class" elsewhere. But the profession, even here, is degraded by some of the same class, who have wrought so much mischief in other sections of our country. To such narrow-minded "Rats" in the vocation, (to borrow an epithet from the printers,) we say, "Shame--shame,"--for thus debasing in the public estimation an Art at once so beautiful and so rich in valuable uses!
One of the oldest practitioners in the United States, and probably
the very oldest in Boston, is Albert Southworth, now, and for several
years past of the firm of Southworth & Hawes, Tremont Row. To them
honor be it said, they have never lowered the dignity of their Art or
their profession by reducing their prices, but their fixed aim and
undeviating rule has been to produce the finest specimens, of which
they were capable, --the finest in every respect, artistic, mechanical,
and chemical; graceful, pleasing in posture and arrangement, and exact
in portraiture. Their style, indeed, is peculiar to themselves;
presenting beautiful effects of light and shade, and giving depth and
roundness together with a wonderful softness or mellowness. These
traits have achieved for them a high reputation with all true artists
Their plates, too, have an exquisitely pure, fine, level surface,
being resilvered and polished on their "patent swinging plate vice;"
and are entirely free from waves, bends and dents,--in short, as nearly
perfect, as is perhaps possible. And yet, strange to say, their
pictures seem to me to be fully appreciated neither by the majority of
Heliographers nor by the public.
This firm have devoted their time chiefly to daguerreotypes, and
have paid but little attention to photography on paper. I noticed, however, in their Gallery, a photographic copy of Gilbert Stuart's original portrait of Washington, full size, and decidedly the best photographic copy of that celebrated portrait I have ever seen. Saving the color, it is as perfect as one could wish. They have also invented and patented a beautiful instrument, by which 24 or 48, or even more (stereoscopic) pictures--taken either upon plate, or paper, or glass,--are exhibited stereoscopically; and so perfect is the illusion, as to impress the beholder with the belief, that the picture is nature itself!
Mr. Southworth explained the wonders of the stereoscope very
clearly, and he takes his pictures of this class without distortion or
exaggeration. I think his principle correct, for his specimens were
stereoscopically beautiful, and exempt from the many faults witnessed
in those of others. I hope his theory, with instructions for its use,
may be published."
In the 1857 Boston Directory, Edwin Vose is listed as living and working in a saloon at 1 Sudbury Square. Boston had Census records for 1855, 1860, 1865 and 1870, but Edwin L. Vose does not appear in them.
The Boston Directories 1860-1872, will establish a relationship between Edwin L. Vose and Alice Woodward Hale, his future wife, showing he was living in the same area as some of her family members.
In the 1860 Boston Directory, Miss Alzadah F. Hale (sister of Alice), works at 75 Salem Street, writing periodicals and boards at 202 Hanover Street. In the 1861 Boston Directory, Adaline Hale, Alzadah’s mother, works at 262 Hanover Street, as a Milliner and lives at 16 North.
The 1861 Boston Directory lists Edwin Vose, carpenter, boarding at 23 Prince Street. His former residence in 1856, was at nearby 21 Hanover Street, in close proximity to members of the Hale family.
It is possible that sometime between 1860 and 1865, Edwin Vose crossed paths with members of the Hale family, while he and Alzadah Hale lived near each other on Hanover Street. Adaline Hale had worked at 262 Hanover Street in 1861. Two years later, in the 1863 Boston Directory, Adeline Hale is now occupying a house at 2 Hale Place.
In 1864 and 1865 Edwin is listed as E. L. Vose, carpenter, that works at 87 or 98 Causeway Street and boards at 200 Hanover Street.
In 1867, Edwin L. Vose, occupation "turner", boards at 2 Crosby Place (now a parking lot), according to the Boston Directory that year.
In the 1867 Boston Directory, A.M. (Adeline) Hale, widow, has a house at 107 Pleasant Street. In the 1871 Boston Directory, Mrs. A. Hale now has a house at 4 North Grove Street, a short distance from where Edwin Vose is living on Cambridge Street, during the same time frame.
The 1872 Boston Directory shows Edwin Vose is boarding at 116 Cambridge Street, employed making picture frames. Cambridge Street passes by North Grove Street, near the banks of the Charles River.
During the late summer of 1872, Alice W. Hale, a 15-year-old orphan, became pregnant with the child of 44-year-old Edwin L. Vose. It is unclear where Alice may have been living after the deaths of her grandmother, Eunice Chase and mother, Adeline Hale.
On November 9th and 10th in 1872, the Great Boston Fire began at Summer Street, only about 5 blocks away from where Edwin L. Vose and Alice W. Hale were living together on Cambridge Street.
The illegitimate daughter of Alice Woodward and Edwin Vose, Helen A. Vose, was born in Boston, early the next spring. Helen was probably born at home, maybe Cambridge Street, but the exact date of her birth is unknown. Later records would indicate it as April 1873.
Edwin L. Vose and Alice W. Hale were married on September 22, 1873, about six months after the birth of their daughter, Helen Vose. Helen is also known as Ellen or Nellie A. Vose, in some other records.
At his marriage, Edwin L. Vose lists his age as 32, but is most likely about 45 years old. Alice W. Hale lists her age as 18, but is actually only 16 years old, having been born in 1857, which aligns with other records.
There are no 1880 Census records for Alice W. (Hale) Vose and the next record shows that she married again and is at 74 Ruggles Street, Precinct 5 in Boston, during the 1900 Census, known as Alice W. Ayers 43, living with her husband of 6 years, James W. Ayers 50, a Gardener.
The 1905 Boston Directory lists James W. Ayers, Gardener, whose home is at 6 Kendall Street. Available here:
In 1910, in Ward 18, Boston, Alice W. Ayers 52 and James W. Ayers 57, live at Kendall Street, he works outside as a Gardener. The record also indicates that he has been married only once and Alice was married twice. They have been married for 16 years now. Alice W. Ayers is shown as being the mother of one child, who is still alive. James W. Ayers, age 57, resident of 6 Kendall Street, died of General Septicaemia, as a result of a fractured femur, suffered from an accidental fall on the floor.
“Nellie” A. Vose 20, married Albert [sic] (Alfred) H. Carpenter 25, in Boston, on July 20, 1893. She was a ‘Dressmaker”, he is employed as a ‘Laborer’. In 1900, Alfred Carpenter 32 and Nellie Carpenter 27, are living in Precinct 2, Ward 15 in Boston. Alfred is now a “Teamster”.
The 1905 Boston Directory lists Alfred Carpenter, Teamster, home at 52 Westminster Street in Roxbury. See here:
George W. and Mary A. Carpenter had 10 children: Georgianna (Carpenter) Devlin, who died at 31 from Scarlet Fever, in City Hospital in Boston; Sarah Henley Carpenter, wife of Henry N. Simpson. Sarah Simpson died at 38, of Puerperal Fever, at 1 Leonard Place, in Boston, after the birth of her son, Walter S. Simpson, who died at 9 days old.
Henry N. Simpson was the son of Benjamin Simpson and Maria Crossen, who were married on May 16, 1833 in Boston. Benjamin Simpson, a 50-year-old Stevedore, died of Dropsy, in Boston and his widow, Maria Simpson 52 and her son, Henry M. [sic] Simpson 17, are living with George Carpenter 76 and his wife Eunice Carpenter, in the 12th Ward, Boston in 1860.
Henry Simpson is in the household of the grandparents of his future wife, Sarah H. Carpenter. Henry Simpson and Sarah Carpenter were married in Dorchester, Massachusetts on June 28, 1868.
Marie F. L. Crosson Simpson 72, widow of Benjamin, daughter of Eunice, was injured in a Railroad accident. She died on Commercial Street in Boston, after suffering from a fractured skull and ribs.
Henry N. Simpson ended his life by a “Bullet Wound of Head” with a Contributory of “Suicide”, at 1036 Washington Street, in Dorchester, at the age of 68. Henry N. Simpson was a Carpenter by trade. Ironic.
The other children of George W. and Mary A. Carpenter are: Ellen (or Helen) “Nellie” Maria (Carpenter) Johnson, Mary Elizabeth (Carpenter) Freethey, Edward Francis Carpenter, who died at age 4; Charles H. Carpenter, stillborn, on his brother Edward’s 2nd birthday; Lucy Ann (Carpenter) Barrett, Emma Frances (Carpenter) Paul Meehan, Nathaniel F. Carpenter and Alfred Henry Carpenter.
In 1900, George W. Carpenter 78, is a patient at the Home for Incurables, 431 Sixth Street, Precinct 6, Boston. He dies there, two years later, of Heart Disease and Old Age. He had been married for 55 years to Mary, who died about eight years later, age 61, at 700 East Fifth, Boston, of Hypostatic Pneumonia and Cardiac Dilatation.
In 1910, Alfred Carpenter 42 and Ellen Carpenter 36, live in Boston, he is still a Teamster. They have been married for 17 years and have no children, according to the Census. Alfred Henry Carpenter soon died at Boston City Hospital, from Chronic Valvular Disease of Heart, at the age of 42. Mrs. Helen A. Carpenter was listed as his wife.
Helen A. Vose Carpenter, 44-year-old widow, married 51-year old widower, George B. Simpson, on April 19, 1914 in Boston. Helen and George, both lived at 17 Regent Street, the home of Helen’s mother, Alice W. (Hale) Vose Ayers, who had died the month before. Helen A. (Vose) Carpenter claims that she is only 41, George Simpson states that he is age 50. George Simpson is employed as a Station Engineer.
George Buchanan Simpson was born in Melrose, Massachusetts to Thomas W. Simpson and Ellen Assaleit, born in South Carolina and maybe were married there about 1845. Ellen Assaleit’s birthdate, calculated from her death certificate, indicate as being born in 1833.
In 1855, in Melrose, Thomas W. Simpson 40 (age 44), wife Ellen Simpson 25 (age 22), have a 9-year-old daughter Clara Simpson, born when Ellen Assaleit Simpson was only 13 (or 16, if born in 1830). Thomas and Ellen had a son, Thaddeus F. Simpson, who died at 29.
Clara E. Simpson 18 (age 16) married James L. Davis 21 (age 18), on September 27, 1862 in Malden, Massachusetts. Clara E. Simpson Davis died at age 28, of Peritonitis, in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
Thomas Wish Simpson, a Goldsmith and Jeweler, died at age 48, in Melrose and his wife, Ellen (Assaleit) Simpson died at 72, in nearby Lynn, Massachusetts. Thomas Wish Simpson and Ellen (Assaleit) Simpson are buried in Garden Cemetery in Chelsea, Massachusetts.
George B. Simpson was 1st married on April 20, 1879 in Boston to Mary Foye [sic] (Toye or Maria Toy), both aged 22. Their daughter, Clara Ellen Simpson was born only four months later, at 76 Merrimac Street, in Boston. Clara E. Simpson died at age 4, from Scarlet Fever.
In 1880, in Boston, George B. Simpson and his wife Mary, both 23, live with his mother, Ellen Simpson 40 (47). Baby, Clara E. Simpson is mistakenly enumerated as a boy and is known as George B. Simpson, born in August 1879. This is Clara Ellen Simpson, 11 months old.
Mary Simpson does not appear in records after the Census in 1880. Did she die, or did she and George divorce? At his next marriage, George does not acknowledge his marriage to his first wife, Maria Toy. Hmm.
George B. Simpson 39, married on July 5, 1894 in Portland, Maine to Lizzie Hayes 22. George Simpson and Lizzie Hayes are both residents of Boston. He is an Engineer, born in Boston and she is a bookkeeper, born in East Cambridge, so why did they marry in Maine?
Lizzie Hayes is Single and this is her first marriage. George B. Simpson claims to be Single and states that this is also his first marriage. According to this record, George Simpson is the son of Thos W. Simpson, a Dentist and Ellen Simpson, both born in Charleston, South Carolina. Lizzie Hayes is the daughter of Thomas Hayes (deceased) and Mary (surname not stated), who is living in East Cambridge.
In 1896, George Simpson, born in Melrose, is employed as a Steam Fitter, at the birth of his child Elinor Simpson, in Boston. Elinor is born at 24 McLean Street at the Boston Lying-In Hospital. Her parents brought her home to 76 Ruggles Street, next door to where Alice W. (Hale) Vose Ayers lives at 74 Ruggles in 1900. That is how George B. Simpson would meet his third wife, Helen A. (Vose) Carpenter, the daughter of Alice.
In 1900, George B. Simpson 44 and wife Elizebeth [sic] Simpson 40 (actually 28), live in Precinct 5 of Boston, with their two children, Ella E. Simpson 4 and George Simpson 2. George B. Simpson is a Fireman (for the Railroad) in 1900. In the 1905 Boston Directory, he is listed as Simpson, George, fireman, residence is at 239 Border, East Boston.
Elinore “Ella” G. Simpson 17, married 26-year-old Cabell R. Berry on August 18, 1913 in Boston. Cabell was actually 37 years old at the time of their wedding. On November 14, 1925 in Manhattan, New York, Elinore Simpson married Franklin C. Wells. Frank C. Wells 72, married and spouse of “ELIN”, died in West Haven, Connecticut.
Cabell Rives Berry, Jr. died in the Madison, TN Sanitarium, of Congestive Heart Failure. He was divorced at the time of his death. Cabell was a Retired Naval Officer, buried in Franklin, Tennessee.
The son of George B. Simpson and Elizabeth Hayes, Robert Allen Simpson is born in Boston. Daughter of George Buchanon Simpson and Elizabeth Marie (Hayes) Simpson, Edith Simpson, is also born in Boston. Edith G. Simpson died at only 7 years of age, in the Boston Memorial Homeopathic Hospital. The cause of death was from General Peritonitis, after undergoing surgery for a ruptured appendix. It was the same day that her brother, Robert Simpson, celebrated his 9th birthday.
George B. Simpson and Elizabeth Hayes have a son, who is born in Massachusetts. This is most likely Arthur Simpson, who died at the age 3 months and 24 days of Congenital Marasmus, after being in the Boston Massachusetts Homeopathic Hospital for 79 days.
Elizabeth (Hayes) Simpson died in Boston at the age of 39 from Pulmonary Tuberculosis. She was listed as the daughter of Peter Hayes and Elizabeth Buttamer, differing from the names she had given at her marriage. They were all born in Ireland, according to the death record.
There is no verifiable trace of George B. Simpson or his wife Helen A. “Nellie” (Vose) Carpenter Simpson after their wedding in 1914, except for the WWI Draft Card of George’s son, George Buttmer Simpson on September 2, 1918. It lists the nearest relative as George B. Simpson, at 9 Pembroke Street in Boston. George Buttmer Simpson and Robert Allen Simpson lived together in Philadelphia in 1930, but not with their father.
The year Helen A. Vose was born, the 1873 Boston Directory shows, Edwin L. Vose is employed at Gardner & Vose, 150 East Dover and his home is at 4 Liberty, W.V. In 1876, Edwin L. Vose rooms at 10 Emmet Place, Boston. In 1878, E. Vose rooms nearby at 4 Emmet Place. None of these records show his wife, Alice or daughter Helen Vose. Edwin L. Vose and Alice W. Hale may have divorced before 1878.
Alice Woodward Hale was born in Boston, the youngest child of Jabez "Joseph" R. Hale and Adeline M. Chase, who had seven other children, born in the Boston area. The four oldest children were: Mary E. (Hale), who 1st married William W. Elmes on October 6, 1859 and 2nd married Gideon J. Joy; Alzada Frances Hale, who 1st married George E. Metcalf on March 6, 1860 and 2nd George Wright; Helen P. Hale, may have died young and William T. Hale, died as a baby.
The four youngest children of Jabez and Adeline Hale are: Adaline D. Hale, (aka Adelaide D., Frances Ada, Adeline Dora or Addie) Actress, who married Stage Manager, James J. Ring on October 19, 1887; only surviving son, William J. Hale, an unnamed Baby Daughter, born and died in Boston, at the age of only 6 months and last child, Alice W. Hale.
Jabez Hale was a carpenter in the 1855 Census in Boston. Jabez died of "Small Pox" at the age of 46 (death record shows age 38), when Alice W. Hale was only 2 years old. He left his widow and six children.
On June 28, 1860, 3-year-old Alice Hale is living with her mother Adeline Hale 36, siblings, Helen P. Hale 15, Addie E. Hale 8 and William Hale 6, Mary E. Elmes 20, her husband, Wm W. Elmes 22, a Sailmaker and their son, William W. Elmes, 3 months. Baby William W. Elmes was born on Hanover Street and he died at age 2 in Boston.
In 1865, Alice G. [sic] Hale 8, lives with her mother M. A. Hale 40, siblings, Adeline Hale 14 and William Hale 11, in Ward 03 in Boston. George E. Metcalf 27, Paper Carrier, Alzadah Metcalf 23 and Georgiana Metcalf 5, are living in the house next door to Alice Hale’s family.
In 1870, 13-year-old Alice Hale is living with her mother Adeline Hale in Boston, near the Belmont St. Post Office. Alice’s sisters, Addie Hale, occupation Milliner, age 16, Mary Hale, occupation Saleswoman, age 28 and Emma Hale, age 6 are also living there. Emma Hale and Alice Hale attend school. Is Emma Hale the daughter of Mary Hale, age 28?
Mary Hale 28, in 1870, was known as Mary E. Elmes 20, in the 1860 Census. Wm W. Elmes 22, Sailmaker, is also enumerated in Wiscasset, Maine during the 1860 Census on June 6th, living with his father, Wm Elmes 49 and Martha B. Elmes 44 (2nd wife of Wm Elmes 49). Daughter of Wm and Martha, Mary C. Elmes, age 9, is in the household.
Alice Hale's mother, Adeline (Chase) Hale died at the age of 51 from the effects of "Alcoholismus", the day before Alice turned 15.
Alice W. (Hale) Ayers, born in Hyannis, died at 17 Regent Street in Boston, at age 56, of a chronic mitral-heart-valve related condition. Her daughter, Helen (Vose) Carpenter Simpson, survived her. Alice was also survived by a brother, William J. Hale and a sister, Frances Ada Ring.
Edwin L. Vose was employed as a Cabinetmaker/Carpenter in 1879, when he committed suicide in Boston at age 50. The death record indicates age 40, but is not correct, although it does concur with the birth year (1839) at his marriage to Alice W. Hale in 1873. The death record also states that he was not married at the time of his death.
Edwin L. Vose left his ex-wife, Alice W. (Hale) Vose and their 6-year-old daughter, Helen A. Vose. Edwin also left his half-brothers Charles S. Vose, Job C. Vose and half-sister, Eliza M. (Vose) Murray.
Edwin L. Vose is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan, Massachusetts. Alfred H. Carpenter, 1st husband of Helen “Nellie” A. Vose, Edwin L. Vose’s son-in-law, is also buried in Mount Hope.
Did Edwin Vose’s employment as a daguerreotypist, using dangerous mercury vapor, cause the eventual decline in his mental health? The processes used, ultimately led to high mortality rates amongst the early practitioners of the art. Edwin seems to have been employed in the field for only a short time, but a year or two of inhaling toxic fumes, would certainly be enough to do significant brain damage.
Edwin L. Vose’s suicide may have actually been the result of an occupational hazard and not the inherited, genetic anomaly of his other family members. Nonetheless, here he is, the 4th victim on the list.
Although, Edwin’s half-brother, Job C. Vose, died of a debilitating condition of the brain, known as Paresis, it is not inherited, but the long-term result of untreated syphilis. It is a condition of muscular weakness caused by nerve damage, resulting in paralysis. How Job Clements Vose contracted syphilis will be a secret forever, it seems.
 Edwin L. Vose b 1827 or Apr 9, 1829 d Apr 19, 1879; son of Edward K. Vose 1801-1868 & Eliza L. Spear 1807-1829
 Edward K. Vose b Sep 6, 1801 d Sep 23, 1868; son of David Vose 1776-1844 & Alice Lewis Eastman 1776-1857
 Eliza L. Spear b 1807 d Apr 9, 1829; born in Montville, Maine, dau of Spear & Unknown
 John Alden, Sr. b 1598 d Sep 12, 1687; born at Harwich, Tending Dist., Essex, England; died at S. Duxbury, MA
 Priscilla Mullins b 1602 d 1685; dau of William Mullins 1572-1621 & Alice Atwood 1575-1621
 Mary H. Clements b Feb 24, 1809 d Jun 28, 1839; dau of Job Clements 1785-1832 & Martha Foster 1789-1879
 Charles S. Vose b Nov 5, 1833 d May 10, 1908; son of Edward K. Vose 1801-1868 & Mary H. Clements 1809-1839
 Job Clements Vose b Jul 3, 1835 d Mar 6, 1906; son of Edward K. Vose 1801-1868 & Mary H. Clements 1809-1839
 Job Clement b Nov 16, 1785 d Apr 4, 1832; son of Jeremiah Clement 1758-1841 & Experience Yeaton 1764-1828
 Martha “Patty” Foster b May 6, 1789 d Dec 15, 1879; dau of Zebard Foster 1762-1831 & Hannah Stone -1859
 Edmond Clements b Jun 19, 1810 d Mar 15, 1891; son of Job Clements 1785-1832 & Martha Foster 1789-1879
 William Clements b Mar 20, 1815 d Jun 17, 1888; son of Job Clements 1785-1832 & Martha Foster 1789-1879
 Sarah A. Clements b May 28, 1820 d Apr 8, 1906; dau of Job Clements 1785-1832 & Martha Foster 1789-1879
 John T. Clements b May 8, 1824 d Dec 5, 1885; son of Job Clements 1785-1832 & Martha Foster 1789-1879
 Moses M. Clements b Apr 16, 1826 d Nov 15, 1900; son of Job Clements 1785-1832 & Martha Foster 1789-1879
 Job Clements b Nov 14, 1831 d Oct 7, 1909; son of Job Clements 1785-1832 & Martha Foster 1789-1879
 Ann Haskell b Jun 1815 d Sep 12, 1895; dau of Esq. John Haskell 1783-1880 & Anna Harmon 1781-1853
 Sarah S. Sawyer b Mar 25, 1815 d Apr 27, 1898; dau of Peter/Paris Sawyer 1794-1876 & Sarah Small 1796-1870
 Albion H. Clement b Aug 3, 1837 d Dec 25, 1901; son of William Clements 1815-1888 & Sarah Sawyer 1815-1898
 Sarah F. Rowell b Jan 11, 1846 d Sep 5, 1920; dau of Daniel Rowell 1811-1888 & Hannah Vose 1817-1877
 George W. Rowell b Jun 15, 1836 d Jan 25, 1879; son of Daniel Rowell 1811-1888 & Hannah Vose 1817-1877
 John Nelson Harmon b Nov 15, 1816 d Oct 29, 1878; son of Peter Harmon 1786-1854 & Lydia Gordon 1793-1860
 Peter Harmon b Apr 28, 1855 d Aug 26, 1923; son of John N. Harmon 1816-1878 & Sarah A. Clements 1820-1906
 Etta A. Howard b Feb 7, 1858 d Oct 11, 1911; dau of Alfred Howard 1826-1906 & Sarah Jane Vose 1829-1912
 Alfred Howard b Mar 8, 1826 d Feb 8, 1906; son of Isaac Howard & Anna Ripley m May 11, 1820 in Montville
 Sarah Jane Vose b Apr 10, 1829 d Mar 8, 1912; dau of Marcus Vose 1803-1878 & Hannah Rowell 1807-1849
 Abbie G. Foster b Nov 7, 1827 d Jun 16, 1902; dau of Zebard Foster 1801-1893 & Mary Thompson 1804-1833
 Adelia McFarland b Sep 28, 1834 d May 23, 1901; dau of Solomon McFarland 1810-1840+ & Emily Braddock 1814-1895
 John McFarland, Jr. b Jan 3, 1810 d Jan 25, 1879; son of John McFarland 1784-1865 & Nancy Cochran 1789-1868
 Selena C. Beal b Oct 17, 1814 d Jan 25, 1879; dau of Henry Beal 1783-1872 & Anna Sawyer 1791-1857
 Lindorina M. Greeley b Dec 26, 1805 d Dec 16, 1866; dau of Philip Greeley 1779-1841 & Dorothy Jones 1777-1863
 Job Clement IV b Nov 5, 1802 d Jul 7, 1834; son of Job Clement 1763-1814 & Jane Guppy 1764-1839
 Ann E. Clement b 1828 d Apr 24, 1892; dau of Job Clement 1802-1834 & Linda Greeley 1805-1866
 Adoniram Judson Billings b Dec 26, 1826 d Feb 6, 1900; son of John Billings 1779-1866 & Jane Gray 1774-1850+
 George Clements b Sep 30, 1829 d Nov 14, 1849; son of Job Clement 1802-1834 & Lindamira Greeley 1805-1866
 Dolly Jane Clements b Nov 26, 1831 d 1916; dau of Job Clement 1802-1834 & Linda Greeley 1805-1866
 James Cudworth Bryant b Sep 24, 1832 d Apr 8, 1902; son of John Bryant 1798-1888 & Hannah Weed 1802-1891
 Job Clement b Jan 25, 1763 d Oct 15, 1814; son of Job Clement 1722-1799 & Elizabeth Rollins 1728-1800
 Jane Guppy b Mar 12, 1764 d Jun 15, 1839; dau of James Guppey 1732-1855 & Ann Loud 1744-1820
 Elizabeth Mary Vose b Apr 8, 1842 d Dec 15, 1903; dau of Edward K. Vose 1801-1868 & Linda Greeley 1805-1866
 Oramel Murray b Apr 18, 1838 d Oct 20, 1908; son of Elisha Murray 1815-1893 & Lettice Sawyer 1808-1870
 Linda M. Murray b May 1, 1870 d Dec 25, 1914; dau of Oramel Murray 1838-1908 & Eliza M. Vose 1842-1903
 Caro L. Murray b Nov 5, 1871 d Jun 5, 1963; dau of Oramel Murray 1838-1908 & Eliza M. Vose 1842-1903
 William A. Murray b Jun 5, 1876 d 1957; son of Oramel Murray 1838-1908 & Eliza M. Vose 1842-1903
 Edith A. Murray b Mar 23, 1879 d Apr 28, 1953; dau of Oramel Murray 1838-1908 & Eliza M. Vose 1842-1903
 Charles F. Waldron b 1861 d 1935; son of Cyrus Waldron 1826-1863 & Philinda (Holt) Church 1831-1899
 Philip Greeley b Feb 2, 1777 d Dec 29, 1841; maybe son of Phillip Greeley 1750-1832 & Dolly Tilton 1751-1827
 Dorothy Jones b Oct 10 or 21, 1777 d Mar 21, 1863; dau? of John Jones 17481-1815 & Elizabeth George 1750-1838
 Jane Greeley b Dec 24, 1808 d Oct 26, 1886; dau of Philip Greeley 1777-1841 & Dorothy Jones 1777-1863
 Cudworth Bryant, Jr. b Apr 9, 1804 d Sep 12, 1868; son of Cudworth Bryant 1774-1847 & Sally Clark 1774-1844
 Lizzie Greeley b Mar 1812 d young; dau of Philip Greeley 1777-1841 & Dorothy Jones 1777-1863
 Philip F. Greeley b Mar 8, 1815 d Oct 5, 1824; son of Philip Greeley 1777-1841 & Dorothy Jones 1777-1863
 John G. Greeley b Feb 20, 1818 d Mar 26, 1837; son of Philip Greeley 1777-1841 & Dorothy Jones 1777-1863
 Alfred H. Greeley b Aug 27, 1822 d Oct 20, 1824; son of Philip Greeley 1777-1841 & Dorothy Jones 1777-1863
 Amanda H. Weed b Jan 7, 1837 d Sep 13, 1885; dau of James Weed 1809-1881 & Mary Bryant 1807-1856
 Mary Adine Vose b Jun 3, 1859 d 1942; dau of Job Clements Vose 1835-1906 & Amanda H. Weed 1837-1885
 Martha E. Vose b Apr 1861 d 1940+; dau of Job Clements Vose 1835-1906 & Amanda H. Weed 1837-1885
 Carrie Jane Vose b Apr 3, 1866 d 1925; dau of Job Clements Vose 1835-1906 & Amanda H. Weed 1837-1885
 Frances E. Vose b Aug 10, 1871 d Apr 28, 1959; dau of Job C. Vose 1835-1906 & Amanda H. Weed 1837-1885
 Maud L. Vose b Mar 5, 1880 d Mar 9, 1881; dau of Job Clements Vose 1835-1906 & Amanda H. Weed 1837-1885
 James Weed b Oct 20, 1809 d Feb 20, 1881; son of Daniel Weed 1778-1854 & Mary Mingerson 1780-1835
 Mary Bryant b 1807 d Jun 27, 1856; dau of Cudworth Bryant 1774-1847 & Sally Clark 1774-1844
 John Bryant b Jun 2, 1798 d Dec 26, 1888; son of Cudworth Bryant 1774-1847 & Sally Clark 1774-1844
 Hannah Weed b May 3, 1802 d Mar 20, 1891; dau of Daniel Weed 1778-1854 & Mary Mingerson 1780-1835
 Martha A. Johnson b Feb 14, 1842 d 1926/8; dau of Elisha Johnson 1812-1880 & Elizabeth G. Clark 1812-1870
 Paresis: insanity or paralytic dementia resulting from inflammation of the brain in the later stages of syphilis
 Eliza Ellen Foster b May 9, 1840 d Sep 25, 1926; dau of Job Foster 1813-1866 & Achsah Sears Bumps 1816-1880
 Edward J. Vose b Mar 22, 1861 d 1935; son of Charles Spear Vose 1833-1908 & Eliza Ellen Foster 1840-1926
 Fred Nelson Vose b Dec 12, 1866 d May 26, 1960; son of Charles S. Vose 1833-1908 & Eliza E. Foster 1840-1926
 Harlan P.S. Vose b Jul 4, 1870 d Jan 8, 1871; son of Charles Spear Vose 1833-1908 & Eliza Ellen Foster 1840-1926
 Anna M. Vose b May 26, 1872 d Dec 31, 1947; dau of Charles S. Vose 1833-1908 & Eliza E. Foster 1840-1926
 Achsah Etta Vose b Aug 20, 1873 d Dec 4, 1899; dau of Charles S. Vose 1833-1908 & Eliza E. Foster 1840-1926
 Alice Woodward Hale b May 23, 1857 d Mar 23, 1914; dau of Jabez Hale 1813-1859 & Adeline Chase 1821-1872
 Milliner: person who designs, makes, sells or trims hats, primarily for a female clientele
 Helen A. Vose b Apr 1873 d 1914+; dau of Edwin L. Vose 1827-1879 & Alice W. Hale 1857-1914
 James W. Ayers b Sep 20, 1851 d May 10, 1910; son of Ann M. Dean 1821-1858 & Lucius Ayers 1811-1885
Alfred H. Carpenter b Apr 13, 1868 d Aug 23, 1911; son of George W. Carpenter 1822-1902 & Mary A. Melvin 1848-1910
 Teamster: person who drives a team of draft animals, usually a wagon drawn by oxen, horses or mules
 George W. Carpenter b Apr 3, 1822 d Jul 14, 1902; son of George Carpenter 1785-1866 & Eunice Burns 1787-1872
 Mary Ann Melvin b Mar 21, 1848 d Mar 12, 1910; dau of David Melvin 1807-1866 & Sarah Hiller 1807-1849
 Georgianna Carpenter b 1848 d Feb 25, 1881; dau of George W. Carpenter 1822-1902 & Mary A. Melvin 1848-1910
 Sarah Carpenter b Apr 14, 1850 d Oct 17, 1888; dau of George W. Carpenter 1822-1902 & Mary A. Melvin 1848-1910
 Henry N. Simpson b Feb 21, 1841 d May 24, 1909; son of Benjamin Simpson 1805-1855 & Maria Goodwin 1805-1877
 Puerperal Fever: postpartum bacterial infection, evidenced within 3 days of childbirth, ultimately causing death
 Walter Simpson b Oct 5, 1888 d Oct 14, 1888; son of Henry N. Simpson 1841-1909 & Sarah Carpenter 1850-1888
 Benjamin Simpson b 1805 d Aug 17, 1855; b Norway or Georgia Germany; son of Simpson
 Maria F. L. Crossen b 1805 d Oct 10, 1877; dau of Crossen & Unknown
 Ellen Maria Carpenter b Sep 10, 1852 d 1940+; dau of George W. Carpenter 1822-1902 & Mary A. Melvin 1848-1910
 Mary E. Carpenter b Dec 3, 1854 d 1900+; dau of George W. Carpenter 1822-1902 & Mary A. Melvin 1848-1910
 Edward F. Carpenter b Sep 26, 1858 d Oct 16, 1862; son George W. Carpenter 1822-1902 & Mary A. Melvin 1848-1910
 Charles H. Carpenter b Sep 26, 1860 d Sep 26, 1860; son of George W. Carpenter 1822-1902 & Mary A. Melvin 1848-1910
 Lucy Ann Carpenter b Dec 20, 1861 d 1930+; dau of George W. Carpenter 1822-1902 & Mary A. Melvin 1848-1910
 Emma F. Carpenter b Apr 24, 1864 d 1940+; dau of George W. Carpenter 1822-1902 & Mary A. Melvin 1848-1910
 James Meehan 65 & Emma F. Paul 56 at 21 Prince St, Cambridge 1920; 1861 Edwin Vose at 23 Prince St
 Nathaniel F. Carpenter b Apr 11, 1866 d 1930+; son of George W. Carpenter 1822-1902 & Mary A. Melvin 1848-1910
 George Buchanan Simpson b Dec 27, 1856 d 1918+; son of Thomas Wish Simpson 1811-1860 & Ellen Assaleit 1833-1905
 Thomas Wish Simpson b 1811 d Apr 16, 1860; born in Charleston, SC son of Simpson & Unknown
 Ellen Assaleit/Essele b Jan 25, 1833 d Feb 28, 1905; b South Carolina, dau of Assaleit & Unknown
 Clara Simpson b Jun 12, 1846 d Dec 2, 1874 dau of Thomas Wish Simpson 1811-1860 & Ellen Assaleit 1833-1905
 Thaddeus F. Simpson b Aug 7, 1854 d Dec 1, 1883; son of Thomas Wish Simpson 1811-1860 & Ellen Assaleit 1833-1905
 James Leroy Davis b Aug 6, 1844 d Mar 29, 1913; son of Edmund Davis 1813-1863 & Mary Ann Waite 1816-1887
 Maria Toy b Sep 29, 1854 d 1880+; dau of Neale Toy 1802-1888 & Catharine “Kate” E. McFadden 1819-1908
 Clara E. Simpson b Aug 17, 1879 d May 2, 1884; dau of George B. Simpson 1856-1918+ & Maria Toy 1854-1880+
 Elizabeth Marie Hayes b Jun 22, 1872 d Jan 30, 1912; daughter of Thomas H. (or Peter) Hayes & Mary E.or Elizabeth Buttmer
 Elinore Simpson b Apr 5, 1896 d Oct 7, 1971 dau of George B. Simpson 1856-1918+ & Elizabeth Hayes 1872-1912
 George Buttamer Simpson b Feb 25, 1898 d 1940+; son of George B. Simpson 1856-1918+ & Lizzie Harris [sic] 1872-1912
 Cabell Rives Berry, Jr. b Sep 25, 1876 d Oct 21, 1947; son of Cabell R. Berry 1848-1910 & Mary Oden 1854-1925
 Frank Carter Wells b Aug 4, 1885 d Oct 24, 1957; son of James R. Wells 1851-1923 & Mary B. Simmons 1851-1903
 Robert Allen Simpson b Dec 12, 1901 d 1930+; son of George B. Simpson 1856-1914+ & Lizzie Harris [sic] 1872-1912
 Edith G. Simpson b Nov 11, 1903 d Dec 12, 1910; dau of George B. Simpson 1856-1914+ & Elizabeth Hayes 1872-1912
 Arthur Simpson b Nov 22, 1905 d Mar 15, 1906; son of George B. Simpson 1856-1914+ & Elizabeth Hayes 1872-1912
 Congenital Marasmus: Severe undernourishment, causing an infant’s weight to be significantly low for their age
 Elizabeth Marie Hayes b Jun 22, 1872 d Jan 30, 1912; dau of dau of Peter Hayes 1820-1884 & Elizabeth Buttimer 1833-1907
 Jabez R. Hale b May 24, 1813 d Jul 27, 1859; son of Tappan Hale 1782-1866 & Elizabeth J. Robinson 1785-1861
 Adeline M. Chase b 1821 d May 22, 1872; dau of Jason Chase 1776-1847 & Eunice Ellis 1803-1871
 Mary E. Hale b Jun 1840 d Jun 4, 1908; dau of Jabez Hale 1813-1859 & Adeline Chase 1821-1872
 William Elmes b 1837 d Dec 10, 1881; son of William Elmes 1809-1886 & Joan Catherine Reed Hatch 1816-1842
 Gideon Joy b 1830 d Feb 25, 1913; son? of Samuel Joy 1806/9-1871 & Mary Elizabeth “Betsey” Seavey 1811-1891
 Alzadah Frances Hale b Apr 11, 1842 d May 20, 1906; dau of Jabez Hale 1813-1859 & Adeline Chase 1821-1872
 George E. Metcalf b Apr 21, 1838 d 1921; son of Caleb H. Metcalf 1811-1870 & Lydia Olcott 1814-1900
 Helen P. Hale b 1844-45 d 1860+; dau of Jabez Hale 1813-1859 & Adeline Chase 1821-1872
 William T. Hale b 1849 d Dec 14, 1850; son of Jabez Hale 1813-1859 & Adeline Chase 1821-1872
 Adeline Frances Hale b Oct 10, 1851 d Nov 17, 1938; dau of Jabez Hale 1813-1859 & Adeline Chase 1821-1872
 James Joseph Ring b 1866 d Apr 3, 1916; son of James Ring 1820-1896 & Catherine Cody 1827-1900
 William J. Hale b Jan 1, 1854 d 1930+; son of Jabez Hale 1813-1859 & Adeline Chase 1821-1872
 Daughter Hale b Feb 22, 1856 d Aug 9, 1856; dau of Jabez Hale 1813-1859 & Adeline Chase 1821-1872
 William Wallace Elmes b Mar 19, 1860 d Aug 14, 1862; son of William W. Elmes 1837-1881 & Mary E. Hale 1840-1908
 Mary Caroline Elmes b 1851 d Jan 20, 1876; dau of William Elmes 1809-1886 & Martha B. Stacy 1815-1882
 Eunice Ellis b Jul 17, 1803 d Jul 28, 1871; dau of John Ellis 1778-1831 & Hannah Rogers 1783-1832
 Melanosis: skin condition characterized by excessive deposition of melanin; hyperpigmentation
 Alcoholismus: Latin for Alcoholism: addiction to the consumption of Alcohol, forming a dependency