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PIDGEONs of St John, NB (Richard)

Joseph Richard PIDGEON (known as Richard) was the third son of Jacob Henry PIDGEON and Mary BRITTAIN (see the PIDGEONs of St John family tree). Although initially residents of Saint John, NB many descendants migrated south into the USA, settling at Boston, Massachusetts and its suburbs,

Notes:
   ab. = about,  b. = born,  bp. = baptised,  bu. = buried,  d. = died,  m. = married,
   (+) = extra-marital relationship
Joseph Richard PIDGEON (b.ab.1808 – d.6/11/1873, Saint John, NB) lumberman
   m1.(5/2/1840, Hampstead) Sarah Ann PETERS (b.11/4/1817, Hampstead, Queens NB – d.ab.9/1879, Hampstead)
    |    1871:  at Prince, Saint John – Richard & Sarah A;  E Alonzo, Sarah E, Parker T, Horatio P, Charles H, Anni J
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    |– Frances Mary (Fanny) PIDGEON (b.16/4/1841, Saint John – d.9/7/1922, Norton, NB)
    |      m.(7/1/1863, Saint John) Isaac Stephen VAN WART (b.ab.1841, Hampstead, NB – d. before 1922)
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    |       |– Isaac Edgar Van Wart (b.23/11/1868, Hampstead, NB – d.)
    |      └  Everett Poor Van Wart (b.23/4/1876, Hampstead, NB – d.)
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    |– Edward Alonzo PIDGEON (b.2/9/1843, Saint John – d.12/9/1914, Saint John) surveyor
    |      m.(1874, Saint John) Amanda Jane HALEY (b.6/11/1852, Moncton NB – d.26/5/1941, Portland, OR, USA)
    |       |    1881:  at Portland, Saint John – Alonzo & Ethel;  Harry (6), May (3)
    |       |    1891:  at Portland Lorne, Saint John – E A & Amanda J;  Elbridge D (14), Roy (6), Hazel (4)
    |       |    1901:  at Saint John – E A & Amanda J;  Roy M, Hazel G
    |       |    1911:  at 105 M St, Saint John – Alonzo A & Amanda;  Hazel G,;  Lorraine (g-son)
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    |       |– Otto PIDGEON (b.5/1875 – d.7/1875)
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    |       |– Elbridge Garry Dunn PIDGEON (b.ab.1876, Saint John – d.1954, Wabigoon, Kenora ON)
    |       |      m.(11/1/1900, Sussex) Rita (Ettie) Augusta JOHNSON (b.1/8/1880, Sussex, NB – d.1953, Wabigoon,
    |       |       |                                                                                                                                                  ON)
    |       |       |    1901:  at Sussex, Kings, NB – Elbridge & Ettie, with Geo F JOHNSON (Ettie’s father)
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    |       |       |– George Lorraine PIDGEON (b.8/12/1900, Sussex, NB – d.1988, Wabigoon, ON)
    |       |       |      m.() Mary Helen ? (b.1904 – d.1985, Wabigoon, ON)
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    |       |      └  Lillian Morrison PIDGEON (b.11/4/1902, Sussex, KINGs County NB
    |       |              m.(4/8/1922, Wabegoon, ON) Cortland Dickson OTLEY (b.ab.1894, Hampton, NB – d.)
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    |       |– May PIDGEON (b.ab.1878, NB – d.)
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    |       |– Roy Milton PIDGEON (b.17/4/1885, Saint John – d.)
    |       |    m1.(8/4/1935, Seatle, WA, USA) Helen ALLEN (née Ellen Victoria Campbell McGREGOR)
    |       |                                                                      (b.12/12/1878, Walkerton, Ont– d.17/5/1948, Vancouver, BC)
    |       |                                  Roy and Helen met while travelling in Europe
    |       |         1936, Mar 11: Sailed from Southampton, England to New York on SS Berengaria – Roy Milton
    |       |         1943, Aug  4:  Entered USA at Northport, Washington - Roy
    |       |      m2.(14/7/1949, New River, NB) Bessie Hilliard CRAWFORD (née KNIGHT) (b.29/8/1888,
    |       |                     bsp;                                                                                                       St Andrews, NB – d.)
    |       |
    |      └  Hazel Gertrude PIDGEON (b.23/2/1890, Saint John  – d. after 1955)
    |              m.(3/7/1916, Saint John) Gardner Edward ELLSWORTH (b.ab.1892, Maine, US – d.) Carpenter
    |               |
    |               |–  Bernice Hazel ELLSWORTH (b.13/6/1917, St John – d.)
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    |– Richard Albert PIDGEON (b.6/1/1848, Saint John – d.14/9/1881, Braintree, Ma, USA)
    |      m.(15/11/1876, Braintree, Ma) Emma Hudson FOGG (b.7/1856, Braintree, Norfolk Ma – d.)
    |            1880:  at Braintree, Norfolk, Ma – Richard & Emma H
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    |– Lavinia Agustia PIDGEON (b.6/2/1850, Saint John – d.3/2/1921, Somerville, Ma, USA)
    |      m1.(28/10/1868, Saint John) Issac Bedford TOWER (b.ab.1846, Fredericton, NB – d.08/3/1890, St John)
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    |       |– Lillian May TOWER (b.28/10/1869, Fredericton – d.19/2/1870, Fredericton)
    |       |– Minnie Beatrice TOWER (b.21/3/1871, Fredericton – d.12/8/1947)
    |       |      m.(15/3/1893, Cambridge Ma) William H. McKENNEY (b.ab.1869, Canada – d.)
    |       |– Ella Maud TOWER (b.7/10/1871, Fredericton – d.15/10/1873, Fredericton – d.)
    |       |– William H TOWER (b.31/8/1876, Fredericton – d.10/1/1878, Fredericton)
    |       |– Addie Lucy TOWER (b.10/1878, Moncton, NB – d.17/7/1953, Boston, Ma, USA)
    |       |      m.(25/11/1896, Cambridge Ma) Edwin Lester MAIN (b.ab.1873, CT, USA – d.)
    |       |– Nellie M. TOWER (b.1/1881, Fredericton – d.)
    |       |– Bessie H TOWER (b.31/8/1884, Fredericton – d.17/1/1885, Portland, Saint John)
    |       |– Harold C TOWER (b.9/1885, Fredericton – d.)
    |       |– Lena A TOWER (b.26/9/1885, Portland, Saint John – d.26/5/1887, Portland, Saint John)
    |       |– Daisy Pearl TOWER (b.15/10/1888, Saint John – d.)
    |       |      m.(1/1/1906, Somerville Ma) Arthur John THOMSON (b.ab.1883, Cambridge Ma – d.)
    |       |– Annie TOWER (b. – d)
    |       |–  Mabel TOWER (b.Fredericton – d.)
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    |      m2.(14/9/1897, Queens, NB) James E REID (b. – d.)
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    |– Eugenia PIDGEON (b.ab.1852, NB – d.)
    |      m1.(ab.1878) Donald ROSS (b.ab.1835, NB – d.1882)
    |       |    1880:  at 89 Webster St, Boston, Ma – Donald & Eugina;  Mary (18), William (17), Arthur (12), Henry (6),
    |       |                                                   Florence (1)  + James TALBOT (father/law),  + Parker PIDGEON (bro/law)
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    |       |– Florence M ROSS (b.ab.1879, East Boston, Ma – d.)
    |       |– Sadie Pearl ROSS (b.ab.1880, Cambridge, Ma – d.)
    |       :      m.(10/9/1898, Cambridge, Ma) Robert Alvin PARKER (b.ab.1868, Baltimore, Ma – d.)
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    |      m2.( ab.1886, Boston Ma) Charles BENSON (b.ab.1860, Augusta, ME – d.1899–1910)
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    |       |– Charles Frederick BENSON (b.8/11/1884, Ma = d.)
    |       |      m.(30/9/1907, Cambridge, Ma) Clara Louise BOWYER (b.ab.1888, Ma – d.)
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    |       |       |– Alice BENSON (b.1911, Ma – d.)
    |       |      └  Walter F BENSON (b.1913, Ma – d.)
    |       |– Albert E BENSON (b.12/1886,  – d.1/1/1895, Cambridge, Ma)
    |       |– Hattie E BENSON (b.ab.1892, Cambridge Ma,  – d.28/11/1893, Cambridge, Ma)
    |       |– Chester BENSON (b.ab.1894, Ma – d.)
    |       |        1930:  at 34 Mt Pleasant St, Somerville, Ma – Chester & Florence;  Ralph, Florence, Pearl, Irene,
    |       |                                   Chester, Marion, Laura, Charles, Ruth BENSON  + Webster PIDGEON (see below)
    |       |– Laura Minerva BENSON (b.1/7/1895, Ma = d.)
    |       |– Marion BENSON (b.15/6/1897, Cambridge, Ma,  – d.15/8/1897, Cambridge, Ma)
    |      └  Evelina BENSON (b.25/6/1899, Cambridge, Ma – d.)
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    |– Sarah E PIDGEON (b.ab.1853, NB – d.)
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    |– Parker T PIDGEON (b.7/1/1855, Saint John – d.23/4/1900, Cambridge, Ma)
    |       :    1880:  at at 89 Webster St, Boston, Ma – Parker (with sister Eugina (sic) & family – see above)
    |      m1.(5/8/1880, Chelsea. Ma) Annie J RAMSEY (b.ab.1858, Saint John  – d.24/8/1888, Malden, Ma)
    |      m2.( 27/4/1891, Salem, Ma) Annie Ruth COLWELL (b.9/1864, NB – d. after 1922)
    |       |    1900:  at 239 Broadway, Cambridge, Ma – Annie (wid);  Ruth L   [2/2 ch alive]
    |       |    1910:  at 2 Mt Washington St, Everett, Ma – Annie R (wid);  Ruth L, Beatrice S   [2/2 ch alive]
    |       |    1920:  at 114 Hayward St, Everett, Ma – Annie, with dau Ruth Morrison & family (see below)
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    |       |– Ruth L PIDGEON (b.10/1892, Cambridge, Ma – d.)
    |       |      m.( 7/9/1911, Everett Ma) Ray L MORRISON (b.ab.1890, E Parsonfield, ME – d.)
    |       |       |    1920:  at 114 Hayward St, Everett, Ma – Ruth;  Dorothy  + Annie PIDGEON (mother)
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    |       |      └  Dorothy MORRISON (b.ab.1913, Ma – d.)
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    |      └  Beatrice Sarah PIDGEON (b.16/11/1894, Cambridge, Ma – d.)
    |              m1.( 1/9/1912, Everett Ma) William E R MURRAY (b.ab.1892, Roxbury Ma – d.)
    |              m2.( 16/6/1938, Elm Terrace, Fremont, NH) Leslie Alden TODD (b.ab.1897 – d.)
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    |– Horatio Peter PIDGEON (b.4/3/1856, Saint John – d.15/2/1899, Somerville, Ma)
    |      m.(19/6/1879, Saint John) Mary T O'BRIEN (b.5/9/1862, Saint John – d.1914, Boston, Ma)
    |       |    1881:  at Portland, Saint John – Horatio & Mary;  William B
    |       |    1901:  at Wellington, Saint John – Mary T;  Alice I, Mollie T, Pearl L
    |       |    1910:  at 308 Washington St, Somerville, Ma – Mary T;  Mollie P, Pearl L
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    |       |– William Bayard PIDGEON (b.24/12/1879, Saint John – d.14/1/1931, Everett Ma)
    |       |      m.( 25/8/1904, Cambridge, Ma) Letitia Elizabeth GABRIEL (b.ab.1880, Providence, RI  – d.1961,
    |       |       |                                                                                                                                   Wakefield, Ma)
    |       |       |    1910:  at 66 Dane St, Somerville, Ma – William B & Letitia;  Letitia, Irene, Bayard
    |       |       |    1920:  at 120 Malden St, Everett, Ma – William B & Letitia;  Letitia, Irene, Bayard, Ralph
    |       |       |    1930:  at 135 Nichols St, Everett, Ma – William B & Letitia;  Letitia, Irene T, Bayard J, Ralph L
    |       |       |    1940:  at 26 Warwick St, Somerville, Ma – Letita (wid);  Letitia, Ralph
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    |       |       |– Letitia E PIDGEON (b.15/7/1906, Chelsea, Ma,  – d. qfter 1978)
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    |       |       |– Irene T PIDGEON (b.15/10/1907, Chelsea, Ma,  – d. after 1978)
    |       |       |      m.() ? URQUHART (b. – d.)
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    |       |       |– Bayard James PIDGEON (b.11/10/1909, Somerville – d.22/4/1999, Chula Vista, San Diego, Ca)
    |       |       |      m.(1937) Annette L BENEDETTI (b.ab.1911, Ma – d.)
    |       |       |       |    1940:  at 26 Warwick St, Somerville, Ma – Bayard & Annette
    |       |       |       |
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    |       |      └  Ralph L PIDGEON (b.26/9/1911, Cambridge, Ma – d.4/1978, Concord, NH)
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    |       |– Charles H PIDGEON (b.ab.1881, Portland, NB – d.05/9/1888, Portland, NB)
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    |       |– Alice Irene PIDGEON (b.20/11/1885, Saint John – d.)
    |       |      m.(17/5/1906, Somerville, Ma) Frank Frederick McNAMARA (b.ab.1881, Cambrtidge Ma – d.)
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    |       |– Charles Ed PIDGEON (b.ab.9/1887, Boston, Ma – d.5/11/1888, Portland, NB)
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    |       |– Mary Teresa PIDGEON (b.3/9/1889, Saint John – d.)
    |       |      m.(23/11/1910, Somerville, Ma) Frank William O'CONNELL (b.ab.1883, Cambridge Ma – d.)
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    |      └  Pearl Louisa PIDGEON (b.4/111894, Cambridge, Ma – d.)
    |              m.(28/12/1913, Cambridge, Ma) John Lawrence CARRIGAN (b.ab.1891, Somerville, Ma – d.)
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    |– Charles Henry PIDGEON (b.4/7/1858, Saint John – d. after 1925)
    |      m1.( 13/1/1880, Everett, Ma) Jennie Grant YOUNG (b.ab.1862, Chelsea Ma – d. before 1899)
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    |       |– Ethel May PIDGEON (b.02/5/1882, Ma – d.)
    |       |      m.(14/1/1901, Chelsea, Ma) J. Walter Haywood (b. – d.)
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    |       |– Eva G PIDGEON (b.ab.1885, Chelsea, Ma – d.)
    |       |      m.(28/11/1905, Boston Ma) William H. FOSTER (b.ab.1882, Chelsea, Ma – d.)
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    |       |– Hazel I PIDGEON (b.7/1893, Chelsea, Ma – d.)
    |       |      m.(14/11/1909, Chelsea Ma) Harvey M McHARG (b. – d.)
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    |      m2.(30/4/1899, Cambridge, Ma) Sarah (Sadie) Frances COFFIN (née WEBSTER) (b.4/1876, New Market,
    |       |                                                                                                                       NH – d.ab.1927, Boston, Ma)
    |       |    1900:  at 66 Williams St, Chelsea, Ma – Charles & Sadie;  + Arthur COFFIN (6, step-son)
    |       |    1920:  at 4 Murray St, Chelsea, Ma – Charles H & Sadie;  Webster
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    |      └  Webster Moulton (Ted) PIDGEON (b.20/5/1914, Ma – d.26/11/2003, Providence, RI)
    |               :    1930:  at 43 Mt Pleasant St, Somerville, Ma – Webster (cousin) with Chester BENSON & family
    |              m.(1940, Somerville Ma) Jennie CWALINA (b.22/9/1912, RI, – d.01/4/2003, RI)                (see above)
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   └  Annie J PIDGEON (b.13/2/1862, Saint John – d.24/4/1914, Cambridge Ma)
           m.(1882, Chelsea, Ma) Frederick Alexander REIMER (b.25/2/1860, Maryland – d.8/2/1932, Cambridge, Ma)
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           └  Lillie May REIMER (b.ab.1886, Cambridge, Ma – d.)
                   m.(27/6/1906, Cambridge, Ma) Howard Pierpoint SOUTHWICK (b.ab.1884, Somerville, Ma – d.)
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