I am seeking information on the family of Benjamin Webster Eddy who was listed in the 1880 Census for Fitchburg MA.
He was aged 42, born in MA; parents from NH; he was a stationer; his wife was named Lizzie she was aged 34, born in MA; father born in MA, mother in CT; two children were listed:Wm. W. Eddy, aged 11 born in MA and Eugelia Eddy aged 5, born in MA; a nephew, Ralph Hawkins aged 11 months was also listed.
I found Benjamin in the 1887, 1888, 1889 and 1890 directories for Fitchburg as a stationer.His home was listed at 38 Highland Avenue and his business on 28 Day and later on 157 Main.
William W. Eddy was listed in the 1888, 1889 and 1890 Fitchburg Directories.He was employed by the G. F. Burnap Com and later as a telephone operator at 162 Main.He boarded at 38 Highland.
A William W. Eddy subsequently married Elizabeth Leona Williston on August 8, 1903 in Holyoke MA.He said he was from NY, NY, and his parents were Benjamin W. Eddy and M. Elizabeth Wilson.The age fits the census records.
Elizabeth Williston Eddy died in 1966 at the age of 95 in Fitchburg.
I would appreciate any further information on this family. I do not at present have the exact death date for Elizabeth. I do not know when William died or Benjamin, Lizzie or Eugelia, as well.I do not know if they had any children.
Thank you for your interest in this family and in Fitchburg, Worcester County MA
I am related to this family through Elizabeth L. Williston.