Person:George Wardwell (26)

George Herbert Wardwell
b.12 AUG 1902 Quincy, Norfolk, MA
d.27 JUN 1974 Woburn, Middlesex, MA
m. 11 APR 1891
  1. Dell Marion Wardwell1892 - 1894
  2. Eva Gertrude Wardwell1893 - 1894
  3. Hazel Wilder Wardwell1895 - 1957
  4. Harold Enoch Wardwell1897 - 1959
  5. Greeta Bell Wardwell1901 - 1901
  6. George Herbert Wardwell1902 - 1974
m. 19 JUN 1927
  1. George Henry Wardwell1932 - 1979
  2. Albert Joseph Wardwell1937 - 1979
  3. Ann Marie Wardwell1937 - 2003
  • HGeorge Herbert Wardwell1902 - 1974
  • WCaroline BardenABT 1900 - ABT 1984
m. MAY 1974
Facts and Events
Name George Herbert Wardwell
Gender Male
Birth[1] 12 AUG 1902 Quincy, Norfolk, MA
Marriage 19 JUN 1927 Somerville, Middlesex, MAto Mary Elizabeth Drew
Other Marriage Ending Status Divorce
with Mary Elizabeth Drew
Other ABT 1968 Conway, NHMarriage fact
with Mary Elizabeth Drew
Marriage MAY 1974 Woburn, Middlesex, MAto Caroline Barden
Death[2] 27 JUN 1974 Woburn, Middlesex, MA
Occupation? Electrician for Electric Light Company in 1930
Burial? Chatham Cemetery, Chatham, NH

George Herbert Wardwell attended Bentley College and Wentworth Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. He worked for many years for the Boston Edison Company. He started as an installer and worked up to middle management. At the end of his career his office was in the Boston Edison Building at the Corner of Tremont and Boylston Streets in Boston. This is the same building now occupied by Emerson College as part of its campus. This is also the college from which his grandson, Gerald Wardwell graduated in 1980.

He was a very capable man with knowledge about many things. He was handy with building and plumbing, electrical and virtually any kind of work that needed doing around a home.

When his marriage to Mary Drew ended, he had to move from the house in Chatham and for a while he lived in Conway, New Hampshire . Then he moved back to Chatham. He lived for a time in a building on Gertrude Haley's property. When the weather turned cool, he moved into Gertude's house. He always said that he was a boarder there but??

While he was in Chatham, he became very active in Chatham life and politics. He enjoyed the country life very much and entered his garden produce, slides and other photographs in the Fryeberg Fair each year. He lived there until 1974 when he moved to Woburn, Massachusetts. -Barbara Wardwell Peterson

Listed in 1926 Quincy Directory working as a painter and living with his parents. 1929 Directory shows him removed to Braintree.

Living in Braintree, MA at 1930 census, owns home valued at $5000. 1928, 1931 & 1933 Braintree Directories show him living at 274 Shaw, an electrician.

Cause of Death: Emphysema and lung cancer

  1. Barbara Wardwell Peterson's Genealogy.
  2. Massachusetts Death Index 1970-1998