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Macombers in Cambridge

Macombers in Cambridge

Posted: 997761704000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1147916314000
Surnames: Macomber
I am trying to obtain info on my granduncle who died the day after my birth in December 1958. I have known him only by the name Chase Macomber and as the husband of Mary Corcoran of E. Fairfield. I have searched for years for more info on him but Aunt Mary died when I was 7 and they had no children to ask about him.

I had once been told that there were Macombers in Cambridge and tonight started going through the 1920 census I ordered and finally made some progress!

In 1920 a Chase T. Macomber was living in Cambridge, age 44, as a farmer with his wife Carrie,34! I was unsure whether this was "my" Chase or perhaps a father. Aunt Mary was born in 1903 so I called my mother to see if Uncle Chase had been alot older than Mary and she confirmed he was older. When I asked if he had been married before she remembered that he had been and that the wife had miscarried (or had a still born) only child. The couple on the census had no children so that fit what she was saying.

Since I now knew that Chase was old enough to be on the 1910 census and possibly on the 1900 I continued the search. On the 1910 search I found a Henry Macomber, 34, in Cambridge with his wife Carrie, 25. In this census Henry was a mail carrier. The ages were correct to be the same as Chase & Carrie. I assume they are the same couple. Married 3 years and no children.

Now I'm wondering what his real name is! Was his name Henry and Chase was a nickname? Error of census? Do you have any information on a mail carrier in Cambridge named Macomber? Chase would have been born about 1875 and Carrie about 1885. I would think she died fairly young - 40s perhaps.

Anything you can offer on any Macombers in town would be appreciated. Chase was not buried with Aunt Mary and I tend to think that he may have been buried in Cambridge, perhaps with Carrie.

Thanks for any help you can offer:

Re: Macombers in Cambridge

Posted: 1344881326000
Classification: Query
My name is Dorothy BURNS White. My Father Herbert Burns had a sister Carrie Burns and I was told she was married to a Chase Macomber. She died b efore I was born so I never knew either of them, but I think they are buried in the cemtery in Cambridge, VT. I was old they had 3-4 children and he first one died of pneumonia a age one and the others died at birth. My Father said Carie died young. Hope this information helps.

Re: Macombers in Cambridge

Posted: 1344911545000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Macomber, Chase, Corcoran
Hello Dorothy
Thank you for the information. Caroline Elizabeth Burns b. May 8, 1885 Westford d. June 2 1923 at Burlington, VT of peritonitis following a c-section. She married Jan 1 1907 to Tyler Chase Macomber. I learned that he was named for a farmer named Tyler Chase that his father had been a laborer for when Uncle Chase was born on Sept 20 1875.

I have found records for 4 children, the first 3 stillborn, male, May 30 1908, male Aug 23 1909, female Jan 8, 1911 and then Harold born May 26 and died May 1923. He had been born 8 weeks prematurely. I didn't know of one living to a year old.

In the 1925 Cambridge directory he is called T Chase Macomber while in 1930 his name is given in the census as Tyler. In the early 1930s Chase left Cambridge and settled in E. Fairfield where he remarried to my grandfather's younger sister Mary Margaret Corcoran on 15 Jun 1932.

He was at Pleasantview Cemetery in Cambridge with his first wife.

Uncle Chase died Dec. 30, 1958 and was buried with Carrie at Pleasant View Cemetery in Cambridge.

My mother told me that he had kept a chest that he told Mary never to open. After his death she opened it and found baby clothes made for the children he lost.

I know that your grandmother was Jennie Chase and wonder if he was related to the Tyler Chase that Uncle Chase was named for.

Thanks again for your response.

Wanda Alter

Re: Macombers in Cambridge

Posted: 1344954158000
Classification: Query
Hi Wanda,
Thank you or your reply. According to my Father Carrie was not Caroline, but Carrie Eleanor Burns. On information I have found on the Chase family my Grandmother had a sister named Carrie and she was named after her and a sister Eleanor and that was her middle name.
I have seen her grave stone in the Cambridge cemetery with the name Carrie Burns Macomber. I never saw any names of just "Infant" on the grave stone and always wondered where the children were buried.
I am still looking at ancestors in the Chase family and if I ever see anything regarding Tyler Chase I will let you know.
Regards, Dottie

Re: Macombers in Cambridge

Posted: 1344990788000
Classification: Query
Thank you for the correction. I'd had her as Carrie E. until someone else said it was Caroline Elizabeth. Glad to have it straightened out.

Since most of the children were premature and stillborn, perhaps the hospital disposed of their bodies? I have not seen any graves for them either. Does your father know?

I know that Tyler Chase (1804-1880 Westford) was the son of Jonathan Chase & Mehitabel Jennison and husband of Sarah Hosford.


Re: Macombers in Cambridge

Posted: 1366930537000
Classification: Query
I just noticed this inquiry: Tyler C. Macomber and Carrie E. Burns are buried in Section C of the Mountain View Cemetery. This is from the Cambridge inventory of cemeteries done several years ago.
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