Posted By:Corra Ward
Subject:Re: Rawley Watt Ward - Wife Madeleine Major
Post Date:November 19, 2011 at 22:48:28
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Forum:Victoria County, TX Genealogy Forum
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Source - Corra Marie Ward her niece by marriage. She was from Boston, Mass and was a nurse for a few years.

No children

Tombstone says Rawley and Madeleine were married March 8, 1918. The tombstone also gives her birth as born 1895. If you take a look at all the information you will notice the census reports don't match up with her age. My father, Madeleine's brother in law, told me there were rumors that Madeleine was older than Rawley. She was such a dear person, I never thought of asking her that question. I was told she was about three years older than her husband Rawley, it appears she was about six and a half years older than he was, if you look at the 1900 and 1910 census reports, they both give her birth 1887. The Florida Death Index and the Social Security Death Index also have conflicting birth dates of 1894 and 1895. Further information in the City Directory of Nasha 1911 p.144 states Madeleine is a nurse in 1911 that further indicates she probably fudged on her age later in life. The directory also listed her father as owner of Acme Shoe Complany; Henry Major as Mechinist all living at 60 Chestnut Street.

Florida Death Index, 1877-1998
about Madeleine Major Ward
Name: Madeleine Major Ward
Death Date: 19 Mar 1979
County of Death: Pinellas
State of Death: Florida
Age at Death: 83
Race: White
Birth Date: 4 Nov 1895

Social Security Death Index
about Madeleine Ward
Name: Madeleine Ward
SSN: 463-88-1692
Last Residence: 33540 Zephyrhills, Pasco, Florida, United States of America
Born: 4 Nov 1894
Died: Mar 1979
State (Year) SSN issued: Texas (1965)

1900 United States Federal Census
about Madeline Major
Name: Madeline Major
Home in 1900: Nashua Ward 3, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
Age: 12
Birth Date: Nov 1887
Birthplace: New Hampshire
Race: White
Ethnicity: American
Gender: Female
Relationship to head-of-house: Daughter
Father's Name: Enos
Father's Birthplace: Maine
Mother's Name: Mary
Mother's Birthplace: New Hampshire
Marital Status: Single
Residence : Nashua City, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Enos Major 38 b. Jul 1861 Maine/NH/Maine
Mary Major 32 b. Jul 1867 NH/Ireland/Ireland
Anna Major 16 b. Apr 1883 NH/Maine/NH
Madeline Major 12 b. Nov. 1887 NH/Maine/NH
(Enoch)Henry Major 10 b. May 1890 NH/Maine/NH
Hildegard Major 3 b. June 1896 NH/Maine/NH
John (Jack) Major 11/12 b. June 1899 Mass/Maine/NH

1910 United States Federal Census - This must have been a hospital.
Name: Madelene Major
[Madeline Major]
Age in 1910: 26
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Birthplace: New Hampshire
Relation to Head-of-house: Nurse
Home in 1910: Concord Ward 7, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Elizabeth B Boyd 29
Susanna E Ross 30
Madelene Major 26 -----on census it says she was a nurse
Jane W Weston 22
Jennie A Ross 26
Bertha A Samson 30
Estella M Bennett 21
Thurza Jackson 30
Lousia Pearce 23
Nina L Winch 22
Ella B Stafford 21
Minnie Hurn 25
Katherine Peper 22
Ruth B Allen 21
Margaret I Robins 20
Charles Banfield 20
Emma F Hawkins 40
Margaret McLeod 33
Nellie M Smith 51
Elizabeth V Patten 21
Betey T Barton 83