Sunday, March 13, 2011


Here's what I already knew about the family from Federal Census Records
in reverse chronological order.

Edward F White Sr was my grandfather. Edward J White was his father
and Pauline (Lena) Offlincher his mother:

1930 census - ‘Boston, Suffolk Co., Mass. ED # 333,
page IA
#939 Parker Street

Agnes D., White, 31, b. Mass., married at age 21,

father b. Northern Ireland, mother b. Scotland,

no occupation.

Edward F. White, son, 4, b. Mass., both parents b. Mass.

Anna M. White, daughter, 2, b. Mass.

#133 Washington Street, Roslindale

Edward J. White 56yrs. married/head teamster/City of


Pauline M. White 56 yrs. married/wife

Esther l6yrs. daughter

Ruth B. (White)Fitzgerald age 21 daughter of Edward

Alfred S. Fitzgerald age 25 (son in law)

Ruth J. Fitzgerald age 9 mos.

1920 Federal Census for Boston, Suffolk County, Ma.
January 2, 1920
41 Philbrick Street

White, Edward J age 47 b.MA Father b. MA Mother b. Canada

Occ: Stage builder Government

wife, Pauline M. age 47 b. MA Parents b. Germany

son, Charles age 22 b. MA Clerk RR

son, Edward F. age 21 b.MA Steam fitter RR

son, Frederick C. age IS b.MA Laborer Government

dtr., Pauline M. age 16 b. MA Salesgirl Dry goods store

dtr., Ruth age 12 b. MA

dtr,. Esther age 5 b.MA

1910 Federal Census for Boston Suffolk County, Ward 23
Precinct 5 Enumeration District 1615 Sheet lA
April 15, 1910

White, Edward J. age 35 married 14 years b. MA

Father b Ireland Mother b.Canada teamster Wholesale Flour

wife, Pauline M. age 35 married 14 years 8 children 8 living

b. Ma Parents b . Germany

dtr., Marcella M. age 13 b. MA

son, Charles W age 12 b. MA

son Edward F. age 10 b. MA

son Frederick E age 8 b. MA

dtr, Pauline M. Jr age 6 b. MA

dtr., Elizabeth H age 5 b. MA

dtr., Ruth V. Age 2 b. MA

son, James A age 9 months

1900 Federal Census for South Boston Suffolk County MA
Liberty Street Enumeration District 1387 Sheet 9 Ward 16
June 6, 1900

White, Edward J. b. May 1873 in MA age 27 married 5 years

Father b. Ireland Mother b. Canada 0cc: Teamster

wife, Pauline b. Dec 1873 in MA age 26 married 5 years

3 children 3 living Parents b. Germany

dtr., Marsella b. June 1896 in MA age 3

son, Charles W. b.March 1895 in MA age 2

son, Edward F. b. July 1899 in MA age 10 months

I've since discovered Pauline's parents were Charles Offlincher and
Johanna Luick. I had some probable information that Edward J White's
parents were Patrick J White and Mary(last name unknown). Now, thanks
to Heather Wilkinson Rojo searching the Boston Vital Records  on the
NEHGS site, I can go another generation back on the White side:

Boston Births, 1873, Volume 252, page 155
May 15, Edward White, male, 5 Oxford Place,
parents Patrick J. and Mary, residents of Boston, gilder. born Ireland,
mother born Halifax, N.S.

Boston VRs Marriages
Volume 228, page 148, line 50

20 Sept. 1870, Patrick White, age 22, gilder, born Boston, parents Edward and Ellen,
married Mary Powers, age 22, born Ireland, parents Thomas and Catherine,
first marriage for both, by Rev. J. P. Ryan, Boston.

So, the next step is to come up with a plan: who to talk to, where to go, what to look
for in my search.

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