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James Richard Larkin
Birth: Jul. 3, 1871
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Aug. 3, 1939
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA

According to the MA Vital Records Birth Records for Harwich MA, James Richard Larkin was born 3 Jul 1871. He was the 6th child of 12 natural children and one adopted child of his parents, John Patrick Larkin and Catherine Cavanaugh Larkin.

His siblings were:
Francis Patrick b. 1859; Anastasia b.1861; Bennett Nicolas b. 1864; John William b. 1867; Thomas Edward b. 1869; Peter Stephen b. 1873; A still born daughter b. 1874; Daniel Joseph b. 1876; Lawrence N b. 1878; Martin Mark b. 1880; Alice Winifred b. 1883; and adopted sister Florence b. 1886.

James Richard Larkin married Bertha Elizabeth McConnell, daughter of John George McConnell and Amelia B. Hetzel, on 21 Jun 1905 in Boston, MA. They had two daughters Geraldine and Kathryn. Family oral history indicates that Kathryn died while a senior in college which would have been around the early 1930s.

J Richard Larkin is listed in the Boston City directory in 1925 with Larkin & McKie (J Richard Larkin, Thomas McKie) lawyers at 53 State St. Rm 406 in Boston, MA

The obituary for James Richard Larkin appeared in a Cape Cod paper on 10 Aug 1939

J. R Larkin
The funeral of James Richard Lar-
kin, who died at Cape Cod Hospital
August 3rd was held from his late
Residence, Main Street, West Har-
wich, Monday morning at 8:30 fol-
lowed by a low Requiem Mass at
Holy Trinity Church at 9 a. m. with-
out music according to his wishes.
After the most humble service that
the Catholic Church offers, his re-
mains were taken to the family lot
in the beautiful St Joseph's Ceme-
tery, West Roxbury, to be buried be-
side his wife and daughter.
The committal service was per-
Formed by the Rev. Father Roach,
Representing the Knights of Colum-
bus. The funeral arrangements were
in charge of Doane & Beal.
The family of the deceased wishes
To express their appreciation of the
service and kindly cooperation shown
"Jim" Larkin was born on July
4, 1871, on old North Road, Harwich
Center, now Pleasant Lake Avenue,
being one of a family of nine boys
and three girls. In his infant days
he was the victim of an affliction
which compelled him to carry
through life the cross of a heavy
shoe and iron attachment.
In spite of this he was a fine ball
player, being first baseman on the
Harwich High School team and lat-
er on the town team and oldtimers
still remember him as a fine ball
He graduated from Harwich High
in 1891. Going to the city as all
ambitious boys did in those days, he
had the desire to study law. He was
able to find a place in many lines of
businesses and entered Boston Univ-
ersity Law School from which he
graduated in 1897. He was chosen
from hundreds of applicants by Dean
Archer as his personal secretary. He
Was also assisted by a fund founded
by Cape Cod men to help deserving
boys through higher education. He was
admitted to the bar and was
successful from the start. Through-
out his life he had the greatest love
and devotion for his parents and
in cooperation with his brothers,
Francis and Dan, he arranged for
their comfort and welfare until their
His death is a sad loss to his fam-
ily and the sympathy of the com-
munity goes out to his daughter,
Geraldine, the only surviving mem-
ber of her family.
Family links: 
  John Patrick Larkin (1832 - 1916)
  Catherine A Cavanaugh Larkin (1841 - 1923)
  Bertha Elizabeth McConnell Larkin (1882 - 1934)
  Geraldine Larkin (1906 - 1992)*
  Catherine Mary Larkin (1908 - 1929)*
  Francis Patrick Larkin (1859 - 1937)*
  Annie S. Larkin (1861 - 1900)*
  John William Larkin (1862 - 1945)*
  James Richard Larkin (1871 - 1939)
  Peter Stephen Larkin (1873 - 1954)*
  Daniel Joseph Larkin (1876 - 1949)*
  Lawrence H Larkin (1878 - 1881)*
  Mark M. Larkin (1880 - 1881)*
  Florence A Egan (1886 - 1953)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Thank you so much to "Family Historian" for taking the photograph of this family's stone.
Saint Joseph Cemetery
West Roxbury
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Lot 57 Field of Nazareth
Created by: Memory Keeper2
Record added: Oct 17, 2012
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James Richard Larkin
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James Richard Larkin
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James Richard Larkin
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You are remembered with love by family. God Bless
- A Niece
 Added: Oct. 17, 2012
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