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Re: William Murtagh b. 1859 MA/Boston 1860-1920
Posted by: Reinhart Char (ID *****2588) Date: January 05, 2007 at 09:46:44
In Reply to: Peter Murtagh b. 1825 IRE/Boston 1860-1880 by Reinhart Char of 495

In the 1860 United States Federal Census, I found:

Name Home in 1860 (City,County,State) Age in 1860 Birth Year Birthplace Gender

Peter Martha Boston Ward 9, Suffolk , MA 35 abt 1825 Ireland Male
Bridget Martha Boston Ward 9, Suffolk , MA 32 abt 1828 Ireland Female
William Martha Boston Ward 9, Suffolk , MA 5 abt 1855 Massachusetts Male
Catharine Martha Boston Ward 9, Suffolk , MA 3 abt 1857 Massachusetts Female
Edward Martha Boston Ward 9, Suffolk , MA 1 abt 1859 Massachusetts Male

Household Members: Name Age
Peter Martha 35
Bridget Martha 32
William Martha 5
Catharine Martha 3
Edward Martha 1

Note: The 1860 census clearly reads Murtha, Laborer, Ireland


In the 1870 United States Federal Census, I found:

Name Home in 1870 (City, County, State) Estimated birth year Birthplace Race Gender

Peter Murtagh Boston Ward 9, Suffolk , MA abt 1822 Ireland White Male
Bridgett Murtagh Boston Ward 9, Suffolk , MA abt 1830 Ireland White Female
Wm Murtagh Boston Ward 9, Suffolk , MA abt 1855 Massachusetts White Male
Catharine Murtagh Boston Ward 9, Suffolk , MA abt 1857 Massachusetts White Female
Eddie Murtagh Boston Ward 9, Suffolk , MA abt 1859 Massachusetts White Female

Note: The 1870 census reads Brick Mason, Ireland


In the 1880 United States Federal Census, I found:

Name Parent or spouse names Home in 1880 (City,County,State) Birth Year Birthplace Relation

Peter Murtage Bridget P. Boston, Suffolk , MA abt 1820 Ireland Self (Head)
Bridget P. Murtage Peter Boston, Suffolk , MA abt 1827 Ireland Wife
William D. Murtage Peter, Bridget P. Boston, Suffolk , MA abt 1855 Massachusetts Son
Edward P. Murtage Peter, Bridget P. Boston, Suffolk , MA abt 1859 Massachusetts Son
Kate Murtage Peter, Bridget P. Boston, Suffolk , MA abt 1857 Massachusetts Daughter

Household Members: Name Age
Peter Murtage 60
Bridget P. Murtage 53
William D. Murtage 25
Edward P. Murtage 21
Kate Murtage 23

Note: the 1880 clearly reads Murtage, 29 Ferdinand Street

Peter, Brick Mason, Ireland,
Bridget P., Keep House
William D., Plumber
Edward P., in Plumber Shop
Kate, School Teacher


In the 1900 United States Federal Census, living at 29 Ferdinand, I found:

Name Parent or spouse names Home in 1900 (City,County,State) Birth Year Birthplace Race Relation

Bridget Murtagh Boston Ward 10, Suffolk, Massachusetts abt 1845 Ireland White Head (b. May 1845, 55, Wd, 12 children/3 alive, Ireland, Immigrated in 1850, 50 years in U.S.)
William J Murtagh Boston Ward 10, Suffolk, Massachusetts abt 1860 Massachusetts White Son (b. June 1859, Plumber)
Martha Hayes Boston Ward 10, Suffolk, Massachusetts abt 1875 Massachusetts White Servant

Household Members: Name Age
Bridget Murtagh 55
William J Murtagh 40
Martha Hayes 25


In the 1910 United States Federal Census, living at 63 Sawyer Avenue, I found:

Name Parent or spouse names Home in 1910 (City,County,State) Birth Year Birthplace Relation

William J Murtagh Katherine Boston Ward 20, Suffolk, MA abt 1858 Massachusetts Head (Married 1 time, Married 3 years, Master Plumber, own shop)
Katherine Murtagh William J Boston Ward 20, Suffolk, MA abt 1872 Massachusetts Wife (Married 1 time, Married 3 years, 0 children/0 alive)
Martha C Hayes Boston Ward 20, Suffolk, MA abt 1872 Massachusetts Servant

Household Members: Name Age
William J Murtagh 52
Katherine Murtagh 38
Martha C Hayes 38s




In the 1920 United States Federal Census, living at 84 East Newton Street, I found:

Name Parent or spouse names Home in 1920 (City,County,State) Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Race Relation

William Murtagh Catherina Boston Ward 6, Suffolk, Massachusetts abt 1863 Massachusetts White Head (Plumber, Master)
Catherina Murtagh William Boston Ward 6, Suffolk, Massachusetts abt 1872 Massachusetts White Wife
Martha C Hayes Boston Ward 6, Suffolk, Massachusetts abt 1873 Massachusetts White Boarder
Olive Neilon Boston Ward 6, Suffolk, Massachusetts abt 1896 Massachusetts White Boarder

Household Members: Name Age
William Murtagh 57
Catherina Murtagh 48
Martha C Hayes 47
Olive Neilon 24


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