I don't care about reported dates of birth; rarely do I see them consistent, follow general timeframes ... (I have 10 yr swings in my own family through the yrs...)
I don't see that you've pulled cemetery records?Start with Mary's death -- PHONE with one date of death and get lists of who is buried with her.Then pull all of the obits, particularly the children -- BEAMIS and see who those siblings are ...
I am also unclear what census years you see Mike/Mary together in Boston?Can you list them or source them to your ancestry tree?
You like this 1870 census? Every single one of them born in IRE (or, it might be an error) ... so Mike couldn't have been in the US in 1848, James was born in 1855 in IRE ...
Name: Michael Boyle Age in 1870: 65 Birth Year: abt 1805 Birthplace: Ireland Home in 1870: Boston Ward 7, Suffolk, Massachusetts Race: White Gender: Male Post Office: South Boston Value of real estate: View image Household Members: Name Age Michael Boyle 65gardner Mary Boyle 60 William Boyle 28 Nora Boyle 26 Jeremiah Boyle 24 John Boyle 22 Lizzie Boyle 18 Patrick Boyle 13 James Boyle 15
Mr. M. C. Needham, proprietor of one of the hotels here, the Coldbrook House, said: "The attack of Mr. Talmage was wholly unnecessary. It seems to me. The only result is the stirring up of bad feeling. It seems as though the man must be crazy to talk as he is reported as having talked. I was not present at the funeral."
Mr. J. C. Bemis, proprietor of the Spring House, which hotel it is said Mr. Talmage alluded to when he spoke of a drunken broil, when asked what he thought of the minister's address said: "Rotten! A mean assault upon this village. There has not been any drunken broil in this hotel. Mr. Talmage's statement is wrong."
****Mrs. J. W. Beamis***** , daughter-in-law of Mr. J. C. Bemis, corroborated the statement. She said: "I am sure there was no drunken broil in the place or I should have heard of it."
One of the citizens of Coldbrook informed the Journal correspondent that the story of a drunken broil probably came from a little altercation between a visitor to Coldbrook and one of the villagers, in which the latter said something that displeased the former, and was slapped in the face for it. He did not return the blow, and that is all there was to the so-called "broil."
Much feeling is displayed here also over a recent letter to the Barre Gazette from Assistant Medical Examiner Henry J. Walcott, Jr. in which he says he was unable to find a woman to help the unfortunates on the day of the murder. He was obliged to telephone to Barre for two women, he says, to help wash and lay out the children. Coldbrook people say that when Mrs. Spooner came through Coldbrook Mrs. R. F. Parker, Mrs. O. D. Webber and Mrs. H. S. Howard all volunteered to go to the house. But they were told it was no place for women, and that no help was needed.
Dr. Walcott also writes that it was almost impossible for him to secure half a dozen old sheets for use at the Naramore house. Here at Coldbrook it is stated for a fact that on the first call for white sheets Mrs. M. C. Needham gave 13 and three pillow cases. Mrs. H. B. Webber and Mrs. H. B. Parker gave clothes, and ****Mrs. J. W. Bemis**** supplied many things needed. Several others contributed, too.
In Mr. Talmage's Sunday address Mr. Naramore was made to appear as a shiftless, ne'er-do-well fellow, who shifted much of the burden of supporting his family upon his wife, and was also quarrelsome and intemperate. Naramore was said, by Mr. Talmage, to be almost wholly responsible for his wife's crazed condition of mind, when when killed the children.
Name: Norah Bemis [Sarah Bennie] Age: 45 Birth Date: Jan 1855 Birthplace: Ireland Home in 1900: Boston Ward 11, Suffolk, Massachusetts [Suffolk] Race: White Gender: Female Immigration Year: 1869 Relation to Head of House: Servant [Lodger] Marital Status: Widowed Father's Birthplace: Ireland Mother's Birthplace: Ireland Mother: number of living children: 0 Mother: How many children: 0 Occupation: View on Image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Sarah B Fay 44 Mary Aspinwall 46 Mary J Murphy 34 *************Norah Bemis 45
Just something to keep in mind -- March 1892 a Jame Doogue lived at 9 Emerald in Boston (obit); possible multifamily residence.
Name: James Doogue Titles & Terms: Event: Death Event Date: 05 Mar 1892 Event Place: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Residence: Boston, Mass. Street Address: 9 Emerald St. Gender: Male Age: 68 Marital Status: Married Occupation: Gardener Birth Date: Birthplace: Ireland Estimated Birth Year: 1824 Burial Date: Burial Place: Cemetery: Father: William Father's Titles & Terms: Father's Birthplace: Ireland Mother: Elizabeth Dunn Mother's Titles & Terms: Mother's Birthplace: Ireland Additional Relatives: Spouse: Volume/Page/Certificate Number: v 429 p 93 Film Number: 961508 Frame Number: Digital Folder Number: 4225003 Image Number: 104
And 9 Emerald in 1880 - Doogues ... wondering if Beamis is Doogue?It appeared as Dugas? in a transcription of his obit after scanning ...
Name: James Doogue Age: 58 Birth Year: abt 1822 Birthplace: Ireland Home in 1880: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Mary Doogue Father's Birthplace: Ireland Mother's Birthplace: Ireland Neighbors: View others on page Occupation: Gardner Cannot read/write:
Deaf and dumb:
Idiotic or insane: View image Household Members: Name Age James Doogue 58 Mary Doogue 48 James Doogue 24 Mary Doogue 21 Maggie Doogue 14 Anna Doogue 13 Wm Doogue 10
I found Mary Shea Boyle's obit in the Boston Globe of 1891-she was residing and her funeral was at 9 Emerald St at the residence of her son in Law J.W. Beamis (tells me that one of her daughters married, aside from Margaret (my g.g.grandma). It confirms her being born in Kilmallock, Limerick, IRE- (Where the same parents listed on her death record lived during the time of her birth)The obit also stated that St. Louis MO & Louisville KY paper to please copy; tells me that Mary Shea Boyle had family (either hers or through Michael)in those other cities?