This double-named RICHARDSON / BEMIS gravestone has the following names:
Chester H. Richardson 1881-1968
Grace F. Richardson 1884-1928
Walter S. Bemis 1862-1942
Cynthia O. Bemis 1863-1936
1870 U.S. Census Boxford, Massachusetts. Walter S. Bemis is age 8, living with parents John W. and Emeline J. Bemis (ages 40 and 36) and 5 siblings. John W. Bemis is a shoemaker.
1880 U.S. Census Rochester, New Hampshire. Walter S. Bemis is age 18 born in Massachusetts. He is living with his parents, John W. and Emma (ages 49 & 46) on a farm. He has 6 brothers and one sister.
1900 U.S. Census Marlborough, Massachusetts, 29A Highland Street. Walter S. Bemis age 38 born March 1862 in Massachusetts. is an express driver. His wife of 19 years is "Orriville" age 35, born in New Hampshire. They have four children: Ever-Belle (female) born April 1882 age 18, Grace F. born March 1884 age 16, Fred A. born Nov. 1886 age 13, Maud I. born Feb. 1889 age 11.
1910 U.S. Census Marlborough, MA, 29A Highland Street. Walter S. Bemis age 48 and wife Cynthia O. Bemis age 46. They've been married 28 years, with 4 children, all living, but not at this address. Walter is a teamster with an express company.
1910 U.S. Census Marlborough, MA, 31 Church Street. Grace and Chester Richardson (ages 28 and 25) have been married 8 years, and have a daughter age 7 Helen. They are living with Chester's widowed mother, 68 year old Susan Richardson, and with Chester's widowed sister, 36 year old Clara Best. Chester is a sorter in a shoe factory.
1920 U.S. Census Boston, Ward 8, MA, 42 Peterborough Street. Walter S. Bemis and wife Cynthia, ages 57 and 56. He is a janitor in an apartment building.
1920 U.S. Census Marlborough, MA, 31 Church Street. Grace and Chester Richardson (ages 38 & 35) are still living with Chester's mother and sister, Susan and Clara. Clara and Chester work in shoe factories. Chester & Grace's daughter Helen Richardson is a 17 year old stenographer in a machine company. Chester and Grace also have a son now, 7 year old Lawrence B. Richardson.
1930 U.S. Census Boston, MA, 247 Chestnut Hill Avenue. Walter S. and wife "Orrill C." Bemis ages 67 and 66. He is a janitor in an apartment building.
1930 U.S. Census Melrose, MA, School Street. There is a Chester Richardson age 45 who appears to be living alone, a widower, a dish washer in a restaurant.
Cynthia O. Bemis (1863 - 1936)*
Grace F. Richardson (1883 - 1928)*
Created by: Chris Enright Snyder
Record added: Nov 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61611955