Person:Frank Wardwell (3)

Frank Wellington Wardwell
b.18 FEB 1851 Lowell, Middlesex, MA
d.21 JUL 1925 Cuyahoga County, OH
  1. Frank Wellington Wardwell1851 - 1925
  2. Joseph Edward Wardwell1852 -
  3. Edward Joseph WardwellABT 1853 -
  • HFrank Wellington Wardwell1851 - 1925
  • WElla F. Dodge1849 - 1880
m. 27 MAY 1875
  1. Frank Wellington Wardwell, Jr.1878 - 1954
m. 2 JUN 1886
  1. Stanley Howard Wardwell1891 -
Facts and Events
Name Frank Wellington Wardwell
Gender Male
Birth[1] 18 FEB 1851 Lowell, Middlesex, MA
Marriage 27 MAY 1875 Chelsea, Suffolk, MAto Ella F. Dodge
Marriage 2 JUN 1886 Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Mary E. O'Reilly
Death[2] 21 JUL 1925 Cuyahoga County, OH
Occupation? Teacher in 1878, Fancy Goods Dealer in 1880 & 1888, Merchant in 1875, 1886, Trader in 1891, Wholesale Notions in 1900, Bank President in 1910, Bank Vice-President ini 1920

Born at home on Summer Street, though both marriage records list (presumed error) place of birth as Rumford, ME.

Listed in 1878 Chelsea Directory, living at 174 Washington Avenue.

Living in North Cambridge at 1880 census, but also listed in 1880 Cleveland Directory as the proprietor of the Aurora Dollar Store. Listed in 1886 Winthrop Directory, living on Crest at the corner of Sea Foam with his brother Edward. Listed in Cambridge Blue Book in 1895, living at 2316 Massachusetts Avenue. Listed in 1888 Cambridge Directory living with his mother at 299 North Avenue Living on Prospect Street in Cleveland at 1900 census, where both he and his son are called Frederic. Living on East Overbrook Road in Cleveland Heights, Ohio at 1910 and 1920 census, apparently a wealthy family with two servants.

"NORTH CAMBRIDGE FIRE. Loss of $12,000 to $15,000 on Massachusetts Av. Frank W. Wardwell Residence Gutted by an Afternoon Blaze. Loss is Principally on Furniture, and is Covered by Insurance, The handsome residence at the corner of Massachusetts Av. and Rice St., North Cambridge was gutted by fire shortly after 4 p m yesterday. Mr. Wardwell places his loss on house and household effects, roughly estimated, at from $12,000 to $15,000 which is fully covered by insurance. The house Is prominently located on the avenue and is a large square 2 1/2 story French roof structure. In the rear is a stable, which escaped damage. The fire started between the first and second story, overheated furnace pipes being the cause probably. The fire worked Its way upward around the chimney to the roof, and rapidly spread Through the walls and partitions, entailing great havoc. The roof was partly demolished, but the fire did not show Itself to any great extent through the sides of the house. At the time of the breaking out of the fire, Mr. and Mrs. Wardwell, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Wardwell were sitting in the parlor. Miss Wardwell heard a strange noise coming from around the fireplace and calling the attention of the others an investigation was made. Not until a visit upstairs was made was the fire discovered, and then the upper rooms were found full of smoke. Policeman McCabe happened to be just outside the house talking with Mr. Wardwell's coachman, and he Immediately ran for a box and rang in an alarm from box 271. Mr. Wardwell says that It hardly seemed three minutes after the discovery of the fire before the firemen arrived. Considerable furniture was safely removed, but possibly as much as half of the household effects were damaged or entirely destroyed. The estimated loss of from $12,00 to $15,000 is principally on furniture. The property, exclusive of the stable, is assessed for $18,000. Mr. Wardwell carrled insurance of $16,500 on the house and $12,500 on the household effects. The insurance id placed through the agency of R.B. Lelghton, Kilby St. Boston. Mr. Wardwell and family passed last night at the residence of his brother. Edward Wardwell. corner of Massachusetts Av. and Lancaster St. The property was guarded last night by policemen. Carpenters and painters were to have begun work today on Mr. Wardwell's house, to renovate it after the winter Season." -The Boston Globe 01 April 1895

References
  1. Lowell, Massachusetts Vital Records 1851, Volume 52, Page 109.

    Lowell, Massachusetts Vital Records 1851, Volume 52, Page 109

  2. Ohio Deaths, 1908-1944 and 1958-2002 ancestry.com.

    Ohio Deaths, 1908-1944 and 1958-2002 ancestry.com