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CASHMAN, John

CASHMAN, John[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1849 - 1913

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  • Born  23 Jun 1849  , Inishcarra, Co. Cork, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened  25 Jun 1849  Cloghroe, Inishcarra, Co. Cork, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Sponsors were John Murphy and Catherine McCarthy.
    Obituary  27 Mar 1913  Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Quincy Patriot (Patriot Ledger) 
    Died  27 Mar 1913  Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: cerebral hemorrhage contributed to by arteriosclerosis at age 64 
    • 137 Cross Street
    Buried  29 Mar 1913  Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Address:
    115 Crescent Street
    Quincy, MA 02169
    USA 
    Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH of JOHN CASHMAN:

      For over forty years, John Cashman was one of Quincy's most active and energetic business men. A classic example of the self-made man, he was born in Inishcarra, County Cork, Ireland, on 23 Jun 1849. When he was eight months old, his parents, James Cashman and Catherine Long, left their famine-ravaged homeland and started a new life in Hanover, MA. He came to Quincy in his early twenties, and after several years of careful saving and hard work in the employ of others, started his own teaming business in 1874. He married Hannah Falvey of Quincy and had twelve children. As a result of his thoroughness, business flourished and by 1893, he was employing 40 people and accepting contracts for teaming, excavating, road building, and stone work. His residence, stables and storehouse were located at the railroad crossing on Cross Street in West Quincy. In the late 1890s he turned his attention to bridge building and built many bridges for the Old Colony and New Haven railroads. He built deep-sea walls up and down the Massachusetts coast and was involved in the building of the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown. He built the local water-works and contributed the granite used in the construction of his parish church, Saint Mary's in West Quincy. The Cashman name was synonymous with business success and business honesty. Cashman was exceedingly vigorous and in addition to his contracting work, he served as Road Commissioner for the City of Quincy, President of the Quincy Electric Light and Power Company, and Superintendent of the Quincy Quarries. He owned a large quarry in West Quincy and his dredging company, Bay State Dredging Ltd., was responsible for dredging waterways from Ipswich to Cotuit. When he died on 29 Mar 1913, Cashman was considered one of the best-known contractors and bridge builders in the State of Massachusetts.
    • (Research):According to Martha Bewick's handwritten research notes:
      (1) John Cashman gave the stone for the foundation of Saint Mary's Church
      (2) John Cashman gave the new mahagony altar railing in St. Mary's Church

      In the 1891 Quincy Business Directory, you can find John Cashman listed under CONTRACTORS, DRAIN PIPE, GRANITE DEALERS, HAY AND GRAIN DEALERS, MASONS (STONE), MASON'S SUPPLIES and TEAMING AND JOBBING.

      In February of 1898, John Cashman and three other Quincy men traveled to South America for two months.

      In April of 1899, John and Hannah Cashman returned from an extended trip to California.
    • (Medical):He was in good health at age 42.
      Vaccinated (smallpox) in 1866 at age 7. [9]

    Father  CASHMAN, James,   b. 2 Feb 1820, Pluckanes North, Donoughmore, Co. Cork, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1879, Hanover, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  LONG, Catherine,   b. 1820,   d. 12 Apr 1892, Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Sep 1844  , Aghabullogue, Co. Cork, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 

    Spouse  FALVEY, Hannah Marie,   b. 1 May 1854, Rockport, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1934, Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Apr 1874  Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 10, 11, 12
    Children 
    >1. CASHMAN, Catherine Adeline "Addie",   b. 6 Feb 1875, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1957, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. CASHMAN, James Eugene Sr.,   b. 22 May 1876, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1931, Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. CASHMAN, Mary Agnes "Minnie",   b. 28 Oct 1877, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1952, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. CASHMAN, William Joseph Sr.,   b. 22 Dec 1879, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1967, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. CASHMAN, John Joseph Sr.,   b. 11 Sep 1881, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1949, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. CASHMAN, Helen Frances,   b. 11 Nov 1884, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1960, Biddeford, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. CASHMAN, Alice,   b. 2 Oct 1886, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1887, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. CASHMAN, Anna Beatrice,   b. 13 Mar 1888, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1968, Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. CASHMAN, Eugene,   b. 21 Aug 1889, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1889, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. CASHMAN, Joseph,   b. 21 Aug 1889, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1889, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. CASHMAN, Mabel,   b. 18 Oct 1890, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1890, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. CASHMAN, Henry A.,   b. 8 May 1893, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1910, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Documents
    019 1913 John Cashman Forester packet
    019 1913 Forester Packet
    Massachusetts Catholic Order of Foresters Mortuary Record
    BSD 1937 BSD and the Cape Cod Canal
    BSD 1937 BSD and the Cape Cod Canal
    Did Bay State Dredging have any part in the construction of the Cape Cod Canal? The short answer is "Yes". This report takes an in depth look at when, where and how Bay State Dredging was involved in this major project. [Source credit: Donna Goldstein]
    019 1913 John Cashman Forester packet
    019 1913 John Cashman Forester packet
    The first part of this packet is an application for membership in the Massachusetts Catholic Order of Foresters, a fraternal benefit life insurance society along with a physician's evaluation of insurability. The second part of this packet is the Mortuary Record created by the Foresters, which includes a certificate of death and a list of beneficiaries.

    Headstones
    019 1913 John Cashman headstone
    019 1913 John Cashman headstone
    Cashman family members buried here include John Cashman (1849-1913), his wife Hannah Falvey Cashman (1854-1934), his son Henry Augustine (1893 - 1910), and his daughter Helen Cashman Hamel (1884-1960), and her husband Henry C. Hamel (1882-1952).

    Histories
    019 1998 Quincys Legacy
    019 1998 Quincys Legacy
    This document is titled Quincy's Legacy: Topics From Four Centuries of Massachusetts History. John Cashman is mentioned on page 89.
    019 1898 Biographical Review
    019 1898 Biographical Review
    This biographical review on John Cashman was found in the book Biographical Sketches Vol. XXV Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Norfolk County, MASS. This book was published in 1898.

    Photos

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    019 unkn BSD
    019 unkn BSD
    [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    019 2010 Cashman Quarry filled with rainwater
    019 2010 Cashman Quarry filled with rainwater
    "After the quarries closed, the open quarries filled with rainwater and ground water. Young people found a new sport...cliff jumping. After many injuries and deaths, the City of Quincy closed the quarries.  Today, only two quarries remain water filled: Cashman and Wendalls (Echo Lake)." - from Quincy, Massachusetts ~ City of Granite ~ Part 3 [Source:http://travel.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=28147497 8431489]
    019 unkn bay state dredging workers
    019 unkn bay state dredging workers
    [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    019 unkn bay state dredging4
    019 unkn bay state dredging4
    [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    019 unkn bay state dredging and co workers
    019 unkn bay state dredging and co workers
    [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    006 2012 Cloghroe Church view D
    006 2012 Cloghroe Church view D
    View from the Cloghroe Church looking north toward R579.    [ Photo Credit: Brian Gabriel, Chairmain, Blarney and District Historical Society ]
    019 unkn bay state dredging3
    019 unkn bay state dredging3
    [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    019 unkn bay state dredging and construction4
    019 unkn bay state dredging and construction4
    [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    019 unkn bay state dredging and construction2
    019 unkn bay state dredging and construction2
    [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    019 1913 John Cashman funeral floral display
    019 1913 John Cashman funeral floral display
    Floral arrangements from the funeral of John Cashman displayed around his grave at Saint Mary's Cemetery in Quincy, MA, on March 29, 1913, the day of his funeral. One Quincy newspaper article described the floral display as "one of the largest and finest ever seen in this city and it necessitated four carriages to transport these remembrances to the cemetery. There were massive standing pieces from St. Francis' Court, M. C. O. F., the Quincy Electric Light and Power Company, the Bay State Dredging Company and Mr. Cashman's brother, William. The latter offering was the biggest floral piece ever seen in this city and one of the largest ever constructed. It represented a tug towing barges under a span bridge, typifying the span of life." William Cashman's floral tribute can be seen on the right hand side of this photo.  The mat bears the imprint of Nerses Studio, 1507 Hancock St., Quincy, MA. [Photo credit: collection of Martha Reardon Bewick]
    006 2012 Cloghroe Church view A
    006 2012 Cloghroe Church view A
    This is a present day photograph of the building where James and Catherine Cashman took their children, Johanna, Julia and John, to be baptized by Rev. John Cahill in 1845, 1847 and 1849, respectively. The Cloghroe Church was located in the Parish of Inniscarra in the Diocese of Cloyne. A new church building was built in 1860-61 and this old building was converted to a school.  This section of the building was the boys junior and senior classes (up to ages about 13 or so). In 2012, this building exists as the Cloghroe Commercial Centre, a small industrial unit. The interior walls are the original stone work but the outer one hase been covered with plaster.  [Photo credit: Brian Gabriel, Chairmain, Blarney and District Historical Society]
    006 1858c Cashman family portrait
    006 1858c Cashman family portrait
    This is a tintype copy of an older ambrotype taken circa 1858. It is believed to be an image of James Cashman, his wife, Catherine Long, and their first seven children. This image was sent to Maureen Taylor, a nationally-known photo historian, for analysis and she said that it looks like it was taken in the 1858-1860 time frame because of the very wide collars that everyone is wearing and the style of the clothing of the women and children. In 1858, James Cashman and Catherine Long had seven children:  Joanna, Julia, John, Dennis, Catherine, James Timothy and Mary Priscilla. Three more children would be born later: William in 1859, Ellen in 1862, and Luke J. in 1866.
    From left to right, the children in the photo would be...John Cashman (approx. 9 yrs old), Johanna Cashman (approx. 13 yrs old), James Timothy Cashman (approx. 2 yrs old), baby, Mary Priscilla Cashman (approx. 8 mos old), Dennis J. Cashman (approx. 7 yrs old), Catherine Cashman (approx. 4 yrs old), and Julia Cashman (approx. 11 yrs old). In the center of the photo there are three adults. The imposing man with the suit and tie could only be James Cashman. The woman to the right of center must be his wife Catherine Long. Due to the striking resemblance of the two adult women, Maureen Taylor was of the opinion that they were closely related, probably mother and daughter, as they have the same face shape, eyes, nose and mouth.

    It was common during this time period to pose a family matriarch in the center of the photo, a place of honor. It is possible that Catherine’s mother, Julia Long, may have come for a visit and gone back to Ireland at a later date. According to Maureen, this was not unheard of in the mid-1850s, but definitely a big enough deal that you might want to have a photo taken to commemorate the occasion.
    It is believed that the three adults in the center of the photo are James Cashman - family patriarch (age 38), Julia McNamara Long (Catherine's visiting mother), Catherine Long Cashman (age 34).

    [Photo credit: Martha Reardon Bewick]
    006 1858c John Cashman circa 1858
    006 1858c John Cashman circa 1858
    Detail clipped from tintype portrait of Cashman Family taken circa 1858. John would have been about 9 years old when this photograph was taken. [Photo credit: collection of Martha Reardon Bewick]
    019 unkn bay state dredging man at work
    019 unkn bay state dredging man at work
    [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    019 1901c Cashman family gatherine at Cedar Bluff
    019 1901c Cashman family gatherine at Cedar Bluff
    This photo appeared on page 4 of Mary Reardon's Creation a booklet published by the South Shore Art Center in 2000, to honor the life and works of artist Mary Reardon. The caption under this photo reads, "A Cashman family gathering at their summer house on the Quincy shore, about 1905." As the sign in the upper right corner indicates, this photo was taken at "Cedar Bluff," the Cashman family's summer home at 20 Bayview Avenue in Hough's Neck, Quincy. [NOTE of Donna J. Goldstein: based on the apparent age of Henry A. Cashman, it is believed that a more accurate date for this photo would be 1901-1902] Back row, L to R: Anna Beatrice Cashman, Daniel B. Reardon, Catherine Adeline Cashman, John Cashman, Helen Cashman, Mary Agnes Cashman, unknown woman. Front row, L to R: Hannah Cashman, Henry A. Cashman. The next five females are unknown. [Photo credit: "Mary Reardon's Creation", page 4, collection of Martha Reardon Bewick]
    019 unkn bay state dredging7
    019 unkn bay state dredging7
    [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    019 1901c John Cashman circa 1901
    019 1901c John Cashman circa 1901
    This detail was snipped from a larger group photo and is believed to be a photo of John Cashman circa 1901. [Photo credit: collection of Martha Reardon Bewick]
    019 unkn bay state dredging and construction6
    019 unkn bay state dredging and construction6
    [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    019 unkn BSD horse carriage
    019 unkn BSD horse carriage
    [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    019 unkn bay state dredging and construction3
    019 unkn bay state dredging and construction3
    [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    019 unkn bay state dredging train
    019 unkn bay state dredging train
    [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    019 unkn bay state dredging and construction7
    019 unkn bay state dredging and construction7
    [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    019 unkn bay state dredging and construction
    019 unkn bay state dredging and construction
    [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    019 unkn John Cashman
    019 unkn John Cashman
    Believed to be John Cashman with Work horse
    019 unkn bay state dredging and construction train
    019 unkn bay state dredging and construction train
    [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    006 2012 Cloghroe Church view C
    006 2012 Cloghroe Church view C
    This is a present day photograph of the building where James and Catherine Cashman took their children, Johanna, Julia and John, to be baptized by Rev. John Cahill in 1845, 1847 and 1849, respectively. The Cloghroe Church was located in the Parish of Inniscarra in the Diocese of Cloyne.        A new church building was built in 1860-61 and this old building was converted to a school. The leftmost part of the building (with the Cloghroe sign) was the boys junior and senior classes (up to ages about 13 or so).  The section on the right (with the Centre sign) was the girls' school.       Internally, both buildings were divided width-ways by a glass and timber partition thereby creating two rooms in each building. This was to seperate the junior and senior classes. The center section (with the Commercial sign) was an empty space which was built over in later years. The high building in the background was the headmaster's house.       Some years later, a new school was built and this building became a furniture factory.       In 2012, this building exists as the Cloghroe Commercial Centre, a small industrial unit. The interior walls are the original stone work but the outer one hase been covered with plaster. [ Photo Credit: Brian Gabriel, Chairmain, Blarney and District Historical Society ]
    019 unkn Cashman bay state dredging
    019 unkn Cashman bay state dredging
    [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    019 unkn bay state dredging9
    019 unkn bay state dredging9
    [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    019 unkn bay state dredging building
    019 unkn bay state dredging building
    [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    019 unkn bay state dredging5
    019 unkn bay state dredging5
    [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    006 2012 Cloghroe Church view E
    006 2012 Cloghroe Church view E
    View from Cloghroe Church looking north toward the stone bridge over the Sheep River.    The name of the river running under the bridge is the Sheep River.    < Latitude: 51.918345497  Longitude: -8.629395962 >    [Photo credit: Brian Gabriel, Chairmain, Blarney and District Historical Society]
    019 unkn bay state dredging2
    019 unkn bay state dredging2
    [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    019 unkn bay state dredging ship
    019 unkn bay state dredging ship
    [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    019 unkn Provincetown Mayflower monument
    019 unkn Provincetown Mayflower monument
    019 unkn bay state dredging6
    019 unkn bay state dredging6
    [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    019 unkn bay state dredging and construction8
    019 unkn bay state dredging and construction8
    [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    019 1898 John Cashman portrait
    019 1898 John Cashman portrait
    This portrait appears on page 118 of a book of biographical sketches of prominent men of Norfolk county. The title of the book is "Biographical review, containing life sketches of leading citizens of Norfolk County, Massachusetts (1898)" and a digitized copy of this book can be viewed at http://www.archive.org/stream/biographicalrevinc1898biog#page/n3/mode/ 2up
    019 unkn bay state dredging and construction9
    019 unkn bay state dredging and construction9
    [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    019 unkn bay state dredging8
    019 unkn bay state dredging8
    [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    019 unkn bay state dredging and construction5
    019 unkn bay state dredging and construction5
    [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    019 unkn Tug John Cashman of Bay State Dredging
    019 unkn Tug John Cashman of Bay State Dredging
    According to Jack Cashman, son of Eugene Cashman, the gentleman in the middle is Albert Cashman. Jack says that Albert was a very tall man at 6 feet 8 inches. [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    019 unkn bay state dredging worker
    019 unkn bay state dredging worker
    [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    019 unkn bay state dredging and construction men
    019 unkn bay state dredging and construction men
    [Photo credit: collection of Jean Cashman (1926-2005) courtesy of Brian Cashman]
    006 2012 Cloghroe Church view B
    006 2012 Cloghroe Church view B
    This is a present day photograph of the building where James and Catherine Cashman took their children, Johanna, Julia and John, to be baptized by Rev. John Cahill in 1845, 1847 and 1849, respectively. The Cloghroe Church was located in the Parish of Inniscarra in the Diocese of Cloyne. A new church building was built in 1860-61 and this old building was converted to a school. The leftmost part of the building (with the 'Cloghroe' sign) was the boys junior and senior classes (up to ages about 13 or so). The section on the right (with the 'Centre' sign) was the girls' school. Internally, both buildings were divided width-ways by a glass and timber partition thereby creating two rooms in each building. This was to seperate the junior and senior classes. The center section (with the 'Commercial' sign) was an empty space which was built over in later years. The high building in the background was the headmaster's house. Some years later, a new school was built and this building became a furniture factory. In 2012, this building exists as the Cloghroe Commercial Centre, a small industrial unit. The interior walls are the original stone work but the outer one hase been covered with plaster.      [ Photo Credit: Brian Gabriel, Chairmain, Blarney and District Historical Society]
    019 unkn former site of Cashman home
    019 unkn former site of Cashman home
    This is the former site of John Cashman's home on Cross street in Quincy. Today it is known as the Willard Street interchange.
    019 2006c 111 Cross Street house from 1940
    019 2006c 111 Cross Street house from 1940
    This duplex home was built in 1940 and is not from the Cashman period. It is located at 111 and 113 Cross Street in West Quincy, MA. This structure sits on land that was purchased by John Cashman in 1882, inherited by his heirs upon his death in 1913, and sold to Mary F. Murphy Cashman in 1919. Before John bought this property, it was owned by J. Q. A. Field, John's employer. It seems plausible that John would live in a tenant dwelling on his boss' land until he had saved enough to buy his own home.
    019 2006c 107 Cross Street outbuilding
    019 2006c 107 Cross Street outbuilding
    This outbuilding sits in the yard on the north side of the house at 107 Cross Street in West Quincy, MA.
    019 2006c 107 Cross Street West Quincy
    019 2006c 107 Cross Street West Quincy
    View of the east side (street side) of the house at 107 Cross Street in West Quincy, MA. This house was built in 1890, the same year that William Cashman built his house at 117 Cross Street, two doors down. At the time of building, this lot was owned by John Cashman so John probably arranged for its construction or maybe even built it himself. In 1891, it was the residence of John's brother, Luke, and John's mother, Catherine Long Cashman. Until about 1911, this address was known as 37 Cross Street.
    019 2006c 107 Cross Street house number detail
    019 2006c 107 Cross Street house number detail
    Detailed view of the house number and side entry at 107 Cross Street in West Quincy, MA. This house was built in 1890, the same year that William Cashman built his house at 117 Cross Street, two doors down. At the time of building, this lot was owned by John Cashman so John probably arranged for its construction or maybe even built it himself. In 1891, it was the residence of John's brother, Luke, and John's mother, Catherine Long Cashman. Until about 1911, this address was known as 37 Cross Street.
    005 2006c 117 Cross Street garage
    005 2006c 117 Cross Street garage
    This is the front of the garage at 117 Cross Street. Originally, the land that it sits on belonged to John Cashman, but in 1911 he sold this narrow strip of land to his brother William, so that William could have room to build a garage. Until about 1911, this address was known as 41 Cross Street.
    019 1887 John Cashman signature
    019 1887 John Cashman signature
    Signature clipped from Massachusetts Catholic Order of Foresters insurance forms.

    Videos
    Cross Street Presentation
    Cross Street Presentation
    This presentation uses maps, plans, photos and other historical documents to track the comings and goings of Cashmans on Cross Street in West Quincy from 1872 to 1930. It also shows what the area looks like today. It focuses primarily on the family of John Cashman & Hannah Falvey and the family of William Cashman & Mary F. Murphy.

    This presentation was developed for the Cashman Family History Luncheon that was held on September 28, 2016.

    Business

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    019 1882 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    019 1882 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    Advertisements from the 1882-1883 Quincy Directory.
    019 1884 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    019 1884 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    Advertisements from the 1884-1885 Quincy Directory.
    019 1888 John Cashman Contractor ad
    019 1888 John Cashman Contractor ad
    This advertisement for John Cashman was found on page 65 of the 1888-1889 Quincy Directory. [Photo credit: image captured by Donna Goldstein at the Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy, MA, on February 23, 2018]
    019 1891 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    019 1891 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    Advertisements from the 1891 Quincy Directory.
    019 1893 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    019 1893 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    Advertisements from the 1893 Quincy Directory.
    019 1894 John Cashman Contractor ad
    019 1894 John Cashman Contractor ad
    This John Cashman advertisement was found in the 1894 Quincy Directory.
    019 1894 Quincy Business Directory
    019 1894 Quincy Business Directory
    1894 Advertisement for John Cashman's West Quincy Contracting Business
    019 1894 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    019 1894 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    Advertisements from the 1894 Quincy Directory.
    019 1895 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    019 1895 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    Advertisements from the 1895 Quincy Directory.
    019 1896 Advertisement
    019 1896 Advertisement
    This advertisement reads: John Cashman, Contractor For All Kinds of Teaming, Excavating, Road Building and Stone Work. Bridge, Cellar, Foundation, Paving and Edgestones Furnished Promptly. Brick, Cement and Sand for Sale. A Full Assortment of Akron Drain Pipe and Chimney Tops Constantly on Hand and Supplied at Lowest Prices. Resident, Stable and Storehouse: 49 Cross St., West Quincy At the Railroad Crossing. Box 22, West Quincy Post Office.
    019 1896 Quincy City Directory
    019 1896 Quincy City Directory
    1896 Advertisement for John Cashman's West Quincy Contracting Business
    019 1896 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    019 1896 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    Advertisements from the 1896 Quincy Directory.
    019 1897 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    019 1897 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    Advertisements from the 1897 Quincy Directory.
    019 1899 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    019 1899 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    Advertisements from the 1899 Quincy Directory.
    019 1900 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    019 1900 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    Advertisements from the 1900 Quincy Directory.
    019 1901 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    019 1901 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    Advertisements from the 1901 Quincy Directory.
    019 1902 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    019 1902 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    Advertisements from the 1902 Quincy Directory.
    019 1903 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    019 1903 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    Advertisements from the 1903 Quincy Directory.
    019 1904 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    019 1904 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    Advertisements from the 1904 Quincy Directory.
    019 1906 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    019 1906 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    Advertisements from the 1906 Quincy Directory.
    019 1909 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    019 1909 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    Advertisements from the 1909-1910 Quincy Directory.
    019 1912 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    019 1912 Quincy Directory Advertisements
    Advertisements from the 1912 Quincy Directory.
    019 1914 Rocks Bridge Contractor John Cashman
    019 1914 Rocks Bridge Contractor John Cashman
    Rocks Bridge - Rebuilt East of the Channel - 1914 - Contractors - John Cashman, Sons Company - Boston, Mass.
    019 1915 Bellevue Standpipe Masonry Tower
    019 1915 Bellevue Standpipe Masonry Tower
    Bellevue Standpipe, built by John Cashman & Sons Co. in 1914-15. The Bellevue Standpipe was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.  NATIONAL REGISTER CRITERIA STATEMENT: The Bellevue Standpipe is one of three vertical reservoirs built by the Metropolitan Water Board as part of their distribution system and in response to demands for increasing amounts of water as suburban populations expanded. All three have a unique architectural style which clearly demonstrates the water board’s commitment to good design and sensitivity to the surrounding community. Additionally, the Bellevue Standpipe is an important component of the Metropolitan Water Board’s in-town distribution system. The Bellevue Standpipe possesses integrity of location, setting, materials, workmanship and associations. It meets criteria C of the National Register of Historic Places.    ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: The Bellevue Tower is in Stony Brook Reservation, an uninhabited and rugged area which was made into a park designed by the Olmsted Brothers in 1894. The tower contains a steel tank which holds the water; the masonry tower is actually concrete faced with rough cut granite stones. The stone tower is 330 feet above street level and 90 feet above high water at Fisher Hill Reservoir and was built to prevent ice on the steel tank. It also was used as an observation tower. The granite tower is 114’ x 47’. HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE: This picturesque, stone tower was built as part of the southern extra high service distribution system. It replaced a smaller shingle style standpipe built in 1888. Water was pumped from Fisher Hill Reservoir, via a 20-inch main, to the Hyde Park Pumping Station and then up to Bellevue Hill where it was distributed, via gravity to the surrounding communities. It is out of service today.
    019 2003 Quarry Hill Update
    019 2003 Quarry Hill Update
    Quarry Hills Update January 2003
    019 2005 Granite Composition
    019 2005 Granite Composition
    This document describes the type of granite Cashman Quarry had.
    019 2005 Quincy Environmental Network
    019 2005 Quincy Environmental Network
    019 1921 Fort Heath Map
    019 1921 Fort Heath Map
    John Cashman & Sons won the bid for the seawall at Fort Heath. Fort Heath was built in 1898 as a Coast Artillery fort, located on Grovers Cliff in Winthrop, Massachusetts, and was part of the defenses of Boston Harbor. It was named in honor of General William Heath, who served in the American Revolution. The three 12-inch guns of Battery Winthrop at Fort Heath, along with the 16 12-inch coast defense mortars of nearby Fort Banks, made Winthrop the most heavily armed part of the harbor defenses. Today, all traces of earlier military activity are gone. The old Coast Artillery gun batteries have been removed, the artillery observation stations have been demolished, and the area has been completely re-graded. At the site in 2011 are a public park for the Town of Winthrop and the luxurious Forth Heath Apartments.
    019 2011 Rocks Village Bridge over Merrimack River
    019 2011 Rocks Village Bridge over Merrimack River
    Builder:Spans 1, 2 & 3: Boston Bridge Works; Spans 4, 5, & 6: John Cashman & Sons, McClintic Marshall Co. (steel); Municipality:Haverhill-West Newbury     Bridge Owner:Massachusetts Highway Department     Facility On Bridge:Rocks Village Bridge Feature Under Bridge:Merrimack River     Date Built:1883, 1895, 1914 Date Rebuilt:      Overall Length:812'  History of Bridge:  Seat's Ferry was in operation on or near this crossing in the early 18th century; in 1794 the Massachusetts Legislature incorporated the Merrimack Bridge proprietors and approved construction of a bridge on this site. This was apparently built within the next year. The original bridge had been destroyed by 1828 when the legislature approved construction of a new bridge on the old foundations, to be 22 feet above high water at the Haverhill end. In 1862 the County commissioners were authorized to relocate and reconstruct the draw (implying that a drawspan of some kind has previously been in use here) and the present iron spans 2 & 3 were the result (the bridge had been made public in 1868). The County Commissioners were authorized to build a new iron westerly span and new abutments in 1894; the result is the structure of span 1. From 1868-1909, the towns of Haverhill & W. Newbury split the maintenance on the bride; in 1909 the County assumed full responsibility. The Legislature approved construction of the 3 eastern steel truss spans (spans 4, 5, and 6) to replace the two old wooden spans between the draw span and the West Newbury shore in 1913.    Significance of Bridge  The Rocks Village Bridge contains the oldest movable span among all the bridges presently under MassHighway purview. It is located adjacent to the Rocks Village National Register Historic District, on a site which has been utilized as a major Merrimack River crossing since at least as the early 18th century. To date, only 44 movable bridges have been identified in MassHighway database; 13 of these are swing bridges, and 9 of the 13 are rim-bearing swings. The Rocks Bridge, the oldest of them all, is still operated by hand.    It is one of the earliest riveted (as opposed to pin-connected) metal trusses yet identified in the MassHighway inventory, and the earliest known surviving work discovered to date of the Boston Bridge Works, an important and extremely prolific Massachusetts bridge building firm active from the 1870's through the 1930's.       Overall Width:26.8'
    019 unkn Fort Heath
    019 unkn Fort Heath
    John Cashman & Sons won the bid for the seawall at Fort Heath.  Fort Heath was built in 1898 as a Coast Artillery fort, located on Grovers Cliff in Winthrop, Massachusetts, and was part of the defenses of Boston Harbor. It was named in honor of General William Heath, who served in the American Revolution. The three 12-inch guns of Battery Winthrop at Fort Heath, along with the 16 12-inch coast defense mortars of nearby Fort Banks, made Winthrop the most heavily armed part of the harbor defenses.  Today, all traces of earlier military activity are gone. The old Coast Artillery gun batteries have been removed, the artillery observation stations have been demolished, and the area has been completely re-graded. At the site in 2011 are a public park for the Town of Winthrop and the luxurious Forth Heath Apartments.
    019 1888 Electric Company Contract
    019 1888 Electric Company Contract
    019 1893 map info
    019 1893 map info
    019 1894 GMA Banquet
    019 1894 GMA Banquet
    This document is the Banquet for The Granite Manufacturers Association in 1894. John Cashman is mentioned in the Committee and highlighted on page 2 of this document.
    019 1900 Quarry negotiation article
    019 1900 Quarry negotiation article
    This article is about the negotiation of the Quincy Quarries.
    019 1904 map
    019 1904 map
    Map of Land owned by the Quincy Quarries Co. in the city of Quincy Ma. 1904
    019 1905 Trestle Work at West Quincy
    019 1905 Trestle Work at West Quincy
    This article is about the construction of the metropolitan boulevard, which connected the seashore with the Blue Hills reservation. John Cashman was given the contract to do this project and he had to figure out how to manage this without disturbing the train service over the Granite branch.
    019 1907 map close up
    019 1907 map close up
    019 1916 Bellevue Standpipes
    019 1916 Bellevue Standpipes
    Low, round masonry tower on left built in 1914-1915 by John Cashman & Sons Co. on Bellevue Hill in West Roxbury. This tower was added to the National Historic Register in 1990 under the categories of Architecture/Engineering/Structure. The, smaller, shingle-style tower on right was built in 1888 by someone else.
    019 1969 Cashmans Quarry note
    019 1969 Cashmans Quarry note
    from quarry box at Quincy Historical society.
    019 1970 Bids for Cashman Quarry dump
    019 1970 Bids for Cashman Quarry dump
    The title of this article reads, City Studies 3 Bids For Salvage At Dumps.
    019 1970 Cashman Quarry Fire
    019 1970 Cashman Quarry Fire
    Article title is Quincy May Face Action By State on Dump Blaze.
    019 1994 Granite Worker Tribute
    019 1994 Granite Worker Tribute
    This document is a tribute to the Quincy Granite Workers. John Cashman is mentioned and highlighted on page 3 of this document as the owner of the John Cashman Company.
    019 unkn Cashman quarries
    019 unkn Cashman quarries
    019 unkn map  B
    019 unkn map B
    019 unkn map A
    019 unkn map A
    019 unkn Quarry info
    019 unkn Quarry info
    019 unkn Quincy Granite Quarries
    019 unkn Quincy Granite Quarries
    Map showing the location of the Quincy Granite Quarries.  Number 6 (highlighted in orange) was owned by John Cashman.
    019 1912 Bay State Dredging
    019 1912 Bay State Dredging
    Bay State Dredging files from June 1912.
    019 1915 Bay State Dredging
    019 1915 Bay State Dredging
    Bay State Dredging files.
    009 unkn Parcel 8
    009 unkn Parcel 8
    019 1907 map
    019 1907 map
    Map Tracing of Portion of PLate 30   City of Quincy Atlas Dated 1907 W.G. Goodwin Draftsman 3/10/24  scale 1"=300  B-155
    019 unkn plan of land Quincy MA
    019 unkn plan of land Quincy MA
    019 unkn map of John Cashman land
    019 unkn map of John Cashman land
    land that John Cashman owned is highlighted in orange.
    019 1897 John Cashman bid
    019 1897 John Cashman bid
    Quincy Patriot - John Cashman made a bid on a job for the Quincy sewerage system. [Source detail: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1897-Dec 1899; date: 30 Jan 1897; page 2]
    019 1890 Helps With Monument
    019 1890 Helps With Monument
    Quincy Patriot - A number of large monuments are being cut in this city. On Wednesday John Cashman hauled a shaft twenty-six feet in length to Hughes' polishing shop, where it will be polished. It goes with a monument which is being cut at J.F. Desmond's yard on Miller street. [Source credit: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1888-Dec 1890; date: 30 Aug 1890; page: 2]
    019 1891 Cashman Purchases Barges
    019 1891 Cashman Purchases Barges
    Quincy Patriot - John Cashman has purchased two barges and the school children west of Cross street and at the rail, are carried by him to and from school every day. [Source credit: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1891-Dec 1893; date: 31 Jan 1891; page 2]
    019 1892 Cashman Worker Dies Crossing Tracks
    019 1892 Cashman Worker Dies Crossing Tracks
    Antino Torrenti, an Italian, aged about 50 years, and employed by John Cashman on the water works, was instantly killed at the Quincy Adams depot at 5:30 o'clock, Thursday afternoon. He was returning from Norfolk Downs, where he had been at work and when he reached South Quincy the gates at the crossing were down and an inward train was just leaving the depot. Torrenti did not wait until the gates went up but crawled under and stepped onto the outward track directly in front of the 5:15 South Shore train from Boston. He was thrown some distance and the whole train passed over him, mangling him in a horrible manner. Medical Examiner Gilbert was notified and the remains of the unfortunate man were removed to Hall's undertaking rooms. Torrenti recently came from New York, and had a wife and two children in Italy. [Source credit: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1891-Dec 1893; date: 26 Nov 1892; page: 2]
    019 1893 Quincy Quarry Co
    019 1893 Quincy Quarry Co
    A new railroad built in 1893 connected Cashman quarries to about eighteen other quarries. [Source credit: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1891-Dec 1893; date: 14 Oct 1893; page: 2]
    019 1894 John Cashman Storage Shed Fire
    019 1894 John Cashman Storage Shed Fire
    This article was published in the Boston Herald on 3 Sep 1894.
    019 1894 John Cashman Storage Shed Fire detail
    019 1894 John Cashman Storage Shed Fire detail
    The Boston Herald - 3 Sep 1894 - In West Quincy - Loss $2600. A large storage shed, bordering along the railroad tracks in West Quincy, owned by John Cashman of Quincy was completely gutted by fire, yesterday afternoon. Mr. Cashman had a lot of machinery and other merchandise stored in the building, and his loss will be $1500; insured. E.H. Doble of West Quincy had about 500 barrels of flour and a quantity of hay and straw stored in the place, which was all more or less damaged. His stock was insured for $1100. The fire was of incendiary origin.
    019 1896 Employee Hurt
    019 1896 Employee Hurt
    Quincy Patriot - A teamster named McDonnell, employed by John Cashman, fell from his team at Field's corner, Tuesday afternoon and the wheels passed over his wrist and it is also supposed that the wheels must have passed over his body for when found blood was spurting from his mouth. He was removed to the hospital. [Source credit: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1894-Dec 1896; date: 10 Oct 1896; page 2]
    019 1897 John Cashman praised
    019 1897 John Cashman praised
    Quincy Patriot - John Cashman the contractor for the foundation for the pumping station is an exceptional contractor. While many want their pay almost before the work is done, Mr. Cashman completed his work before he asked for a cent. [Source credit: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1897-Dec 1899; date: 13 Nov 1897; page: 2]
    019 1897 Work on pump well
    019 1897 Work on pump well
    Quincy Patriot - Contractor Cashman commenced work on the pump well this week at the sewer pumplug station. [Source detail: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1897-Dec 1899; date: 31 Jul 1897; page 2]
    019 1899 Winthrop sea wall
    019 1899 Winthrop sea wall
    Quincy Patriot - John Cashman has a government contract to build a sea wall at Winthrop. [Source credit: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1897-Dec 1899; date: 2 Sep 1899; page: 2]
    019 1900 General Manager
    019 1900 General Manager
    Quincy Patriot - John Cashman has been elected general manger of the Quincy Granite Quarries Co. [Source credit: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1900-Dec 1902; date: 31 Mar 1900; page: 2]
    019 1900 Quincy Quarry Co
    019 1900 Quincy Quarry Co
    Quincy Patriot - It is reported that John Cashman has been offered the superintendency of the Quincy Quarry Co. by the Quincy Commercial Granite Co. [Source credit: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1900-Dec 1902; page: 2]
    019 1900 Resigning Rumor
    019 1900 Resigning Rumor
    Quincy Patriot - John Cashman authorizes the Patriot to state that the report that he has resigned the superintendency of the Quincy Granite Quarries Co. is unfounded, and says that it has not been contemplated. He is surprised at the report, and the Patriot is pleased to correct the rumor. [Source credit: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1900-Dec 1902 ; 15 Sep 1900; page 2]
    019 1904 Court Action of contract
    019 1904 Court Action of contract
    Quincy Patriot - John Cashman of Quincy obtained a verdict of $4,218.85 in the Norfolk Superior court last week in an action of contract to recover for extra work in 1901 in building retaining walk on Carleton street, Boston. [Source credit: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1903-Dec 1905; 24 Dec 1904; page 2]
    019 1893 History of the Old Colony Railroad advertisement
    019 1893 History of the Old Colony Railroad advertisement
    Advertisement which appeared in the History of the Old Colony Railroad, published in 1893.
    019 1893 History of the Old Colony Railroad description
    019 1893 History of the Old Colony Railroad description
    Description of John Cashman's business which appeared in the History of the Old Colony Railroad, published in 1893.
    BSD 1938c Corps of Engineers photo
    BSD 1938c Corps of Engineers photo
    Photo of a Bay State Dredging and Contracting dredge taken by the US Army Corps of Engineers in the Cape Cod Canal. Ranger Samantha Gray of the Corps of Engineers Field Office in Sandwich posits that this photo depicts dredging operations near the old fish pier at Sandwich in September of 1937. [Photo credit: National Archives and Records Administration, New England Division; Call #: RG77 - Box C176 - 166 photos; Description:  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Project Photographs, Cape Cod Canal/Old Photographs, Cape Cod Canal/Historic Photos, NRAA-B 98-064; Time Period Searched: 1910-1955; accessed 7/9/2013]

    Census

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    006 1850 US Census James Cashman household
    006 1850 US Census James Cashman household
    [1850 US Census MA - Hanover - James Cashman household]:   In the 1850 U.S. Census, the James Cashman family resided in Hanover, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The James Cashman household included:  * James Cashman -- 30, male, laborer, value of real estate owned [blank], born Ireland, able to read & write  *   Catherine Cashman -- 30, female, born Ireland, able to read & write  *   Julia Cashman -- 5, female, born Ireland  *   John Cashman -- 2, male, born in Ireland   Year: 1850; Census Place: Hanover, Plymouth, Massachusetts; Roll: M432_332; Page: 104A; Image: 211. Dwelling #50 ; Family #60; lines 21-24
    006 1855 MA Census James Cashman household
    006 1855 MA Census James Cashman household
    [1855 MA State Census - South Scituate - James Cashman household]: In the1855 Massachusetts State Census, the James Cashman family resided in what was then the town of South Scituate. In 1857, this part of South Scituate became a part of Hanover, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The Cashman household included:  *   James Cashman -- age 35, male, Laborer, born MA[sic]  *   Catharine Cashman -- age 32, female, born Ireland  *   Hannah Cashman -- age 10, female, born Ireland  *   Julia Cashman -- age 8, female, born Ireland  * Catharine Cashman -- age 1, female, born MA  *   John Cashman -- age 6, male, born Ireland  *   Dennis Cashman -- age 4, male, born Hanover, MA  *   Timothy Cashman -- age 24, male, Laborer, born Ireland  *   Thomas Marshall -- age 28, male, Laborer, born Ireland  *   James O'Neal -- age 25, male, Laborer, born Ireland
    006 1865 MA Census James Cashman household
    006 1865 MA Census James Cashman household
    [1865 MA State Census - Hanover - James Cashman household]:   In the 1865 Massachusetts State Census, the James Cashman family resided in the town of Hanover. The Cashman household included:  *   James Cashman -- age 40, male, IRE, married, Laborer  *   Catharine Cashman -- age 42, female, IRE, married, Housekeeper  *   Hannah Cashman -- age 20, female, IRE, single, Housework  *   John Cashman -- age16, male, IRE, single   *   Dennis J. Cashman -- age 13, male, MA, single *   Katy A. Cashman -- age 11, female, MA, single  *   James T. Cashman -- age 9, male, MA, single  *   William E. -- age 5, male, MA, single  *   Ellen C. -- age 3, female, MA, single  In same dwelling: *   Noah J. Stoddard -- age 37, male, MA, maried, Shoemaker  *   Susan M. Stoddard -- age 25, female, MA, married, Housekeeper  *   James A. Stoddard -- age 4, male, MA, single  *   Henrietta M. Stoddard -- age 1, female, MA, single
    006 1870 US Census James Cashman household
    006 1870 US Census James Cashman household
    [1870 US Census MA - Hanover - James Cashman household]: In the 1870 U.S. Census, the James Cashman family resided in Hanover, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The James Cashman household included:    * James Cashman -- 50, male, shoemaker, real estate valued at $1500, born Ireland    *   Catherine Cashman -- 45, female, keeping house, born Ireland    *   John Cashman -- 21, male, farm laborer, born Mass[sic]    *   Dennis Cashman -- 18, male, farm laborer, born Mass  *   Catherine E. Cashman -- 16, female, at home, born Mass, attended school within year    *   Jane[sic] Cashman -- 14, female[sic], at school, born Mass, attended school within year    *   Wm Cashman -- 10, male, at school, born Mass, attended school within year    * Ellen Cashman -- 8, female, at school, born Mass, attended school within year    *   Luke Cashman -- 4, male, at home, born Mass   All members of household were listed as having parents of foreign birth.  All members of household were listed as being able to read and write.
    019 1880 US Census John Cashman household
    019 1880 US Census John Cashman household
    Database online. Year: 1880; Census Place: Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts; Roll: 549; Family History Film: 1254549; Page: 133C; Enumeration District: 525; Image: 0077; lines 1-8; dwelling 109; family 135; John Cashman household

    Directories
    019 1914 to 1932 Milton Resident directory
    019 1914 to 1932 Milton Resident directory
    HISTORY and DIRECTORY of MILTON, for the year 1914, on page46, lists Annie Cashman, bds 652 Adams, lists Helen Cashman as a teacher in Cambridge, bds 652 Adams, and lists Mrs. John Cashman as 652 Adams. For the Year 1916, on page 46, lists Annie Beatrice Cashman, bds 652 Adams, lists Helen Cashman as a teacher in Cambridge, bds 652 Adams, lists Mrs. John Cashman as 652 Adams, and lists John J. Cashman as a contractor, 32 Belcher circle. For the year 1917, on page 47, lists Annie Beatrice Cashman, as bds 652 Adams, lists Mrs. John Cashman, as 652 Adams, and lists John J. Cashman as contractor, 32 Belcher circle. For the Year 1919, on page 48, lists Helen Cashman as a lawyer 185 Devonshire, bds 652 Adams and lists John J. Cashman as a contractor, 32 Belcher circle. For the Year 1921, on page 51, lists Helen Cashman as a lawyer, bds 652 Adams and lists John J. Cashman as a contractor, 32 Belcher circle. For the year 1932, on page 70, lists John J. Cashman's reidence as 32 Belcher circle. For the year 1932, on page 211, lists  Thomas F. O'Brien as treas. O'Brien Hardware Co. 534 Adams, residence 24 Washington.

    Land Records
    019 1903 John Cashman deed Hanover 3 acres
    019 1903 John Cashman deed Hanover 3 acres
    Sold By: John Cashman for $1 and other considerations paid by Charles H. Killam Sale Date: 20 Nov 1903. Land is situated in Hanover and consists of 3 and 3/4 acres more or less (formerly owned by Charles Jacob)
    019 1904 Hayward to Quincy Quarries deed
    019 1904 Hayward to Quincy Quarries deed

    Maps

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    019 1897 city of quincy atlas book
    019 1897 city of quincy atlas book
    019 1897 Quincy Atlas
    019 1897 Quincy Atlas
    Land owned by John Cashman in 1897 found in the Quincy Atlas.
    019 1907 Quincy Atlas
    019 1907 Quincy Atlas
    Land owned by John Cashman in 1907 found in the Quincy Atlas.
    019 unkn Cashman properties
    019 unkn Cashman properties
    Map from Quincy Historical society  Atlas of the city of Quincy
    019 unkn Close up of Cashman properties
    019 unkn Close up of Cashman properties
    Map from Quincy Historical society
    019 unkn Town of West Quincy
    019 unkn Town of West Quincy

    News

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    019 1913 John Cashman PL obituary
    019 1913 John Cashman PL obituary
    John Cashman Died of Shock - Stricken at Portland. He Never Rallied From the Effects - Prominent Business Man - Patriot Ledger - John Cashman, for upward of 40 years one of Quincy's most active and energetic business men passed away shortly after 3 o'clock this morning at his home 137 Cross street, 64 years, the immediate cause of his death being due to a shock. Some three years ago he sustained a slight shock but recovered. Three weeks ago while in Portland, Me., on business, he had another shock. He immediately became seriously ill and as soon as it was possible he was removed to his home in Quincy in a special car which was taken from Portland and which was stopped on the Granite branch within a few feet of his home. Since then he has gradually failed and but very slight hopes were entertained for his recovery. There were few more active business men in Quincy than Mr. Cashman. He was born in Ireland, coming to America with his parents when about one year of age. His parents settled in what was then South Scituate, now known as Norwell. Here he spent his early youth coming to Quincy at the age of 19 years. He found employment at the granite plant of John Q.A. Field with whom he remained for a number of years. Finally he bought a horse and engaged in business for himself, as a contractor and bridge builder. Early in his career he secured the contract for a bridge from the Boston & Albany railroad. From that time on he was constantly employed building bridges for that railroad without being asked to enter into competition with other concerns and many New England bridges of today stand as a monument to his skill and energy. Mr. Cashman was a splendid example of the self-made man, the product of pluck, endurance and perseverance. He was of the rugged type of character that easily command respect wherever he went. In addition to his business as a contractor he was interested in several other business enterprises, being president of the Quincy Electric Light & Power Co., owner of the Bay State Dredging Co., which he purchased several years ago, and a large quarry at West Quincy. He was one of the most prominent members of St. Mary's parish at West Quincy and when work was commenced on the basement of the new church he contributed the granite used in its construction. He is survived by a widow, three sons and four daughters, James who resides in Burlington, Vt., John who resides at home, William of Dorchester, Minnie, wife of Dr. Daniel B. Reardon, Addie, wife of John W. Dalton, Sandwich correspondent of the Boston Globe, Helen and Beatrice who reside at home, the last named being employed in the State House in Boston. He had one other son Henry who died suddenly at Houghs Neck about three years ago. The death of this son was a severe blow to Mr. Cashman and he has never been the same since that time. He also leaves one brother, William Cashman who is in the coal business. He was a member of St. Francis Court M.C.O.F.
    019 1913 Funeral of John Cashman
    019 1913 Funeral of John Cashman
    Newspaper item describing the funeral of John Cashman.
    019 1913 John Cashman death
    019 1913 John Cashman death
    Death of John Cashman - Well-Known Quincy Contractor, Sustained Shock Three Weeks Ago in Portland, Had Most of Big Jobs on New Haven Road. QUINCY, March 27 - John Cashman, president of the Quincy Electric Light and Power Company, owner and president of the Bay State Dredging Company, Ltd, of Boston, one of the best-known contractors and bridge builders in the State, died this morning at his home on Cross st, West Quincy. Three weeks ago, while on a business trip to Portland, Me, Mr Cashman was stricken with a shock. A little over a week ago he had improved so that he was moved to his home in West Quincy, but after getting home he had a setback, and continued to fail until 3 o'clock this morning, when he passed away. The life of John Cashman was an inspiration for any poor boy. From a farm hand he worked his way up in the world until he became one of the most influential citizens of Quincy and gained for himself a name throughout the State that was synonymous with business success and business honesty. Mr Cashman was born in Ireland, but came to this country when a baby. His parents settled in that part of Scitutate now known as Norwell, and Mr Cashman grew to manhood there. When a boy he drove with his parents to the Catholic Church in Hanover every Sunday, waited for Sunday school after the mass and then walked six miles home. (Paragraph cut off.) Mr Cashman was a most unassuming man and disliked very much to talk about himself or his work. He was a man of a most charitable disposition, but the amount of his charities was never known to anybody but himself. He gave liberally of time, work and money to the building of the new St. Mary's Church in West Quincy, where his funeral will be held Saturday morning. Mr. Cashman was a member of St Francis' Court, M.O.C.F. He is survived by his wife, three sons and four daughters. His sons are James of Burlington, Vt, John of this city and William of Dorchester. His daughters are:Mrs Addie Dalton, the wife of W. Dalton of Sandwich, a member of the staff of the Boston Globe: Mrs Minnie Reardon, the wife of Daniel B. Reardon of this city and Misses Helen and Beatrice Cashman. [Article credit: Collection of Catherine O'Brien (1917-2005)]
    019 1913 John Cashman funeral article
    019 1913 John Cashman funeral article
    The Quincy Daily Ledger - John Cashman Laid At Rest - Truly Sorrowing Friends Followed Body to Last Resting Place - The funeral of John Cashman, one of the city's leading business men took place this morning from his home 137 Cross street. Friends who had known the deceased from younger days were present in large numbers and many out of town people were present. A high mass of requiem was celebrated at St. Mary's church by Rev. Fr. William J. Duffy. Seated within the chancel were Monseignor [sic]  Peter Ronan if St. Peter's church, Dorchester; Rev. Fr. Andrew J. O'Brien, D.D, of Brighton Seminary, Rev. Fr. Henry T. Grady, pastor of St. Mary's church; Rev. Fr. Francis Welch of Reading; Rev. Fr. Francis Hart of Canton; Rev. Fr. John J. Coan, Rev. Fr. P.J. Scannell. Monsignor Ronan read the commitment service at the grave in St. Mary's cemetery. Music for the mass was by the regular choir who sang the Gregorian Chant, under the direction of Miss Frances Cronin of Dorchester. Miss Alice Foley rendered the Pie Jesu and De Profundis. The bearers were Phillip T. Egnan, Napolean Grignon, Joseph McYiernan, Frederick White, John F. Burke, Patrick Mannix and Hon. William T. Shea. A large delegation from St. Francis Court, No. 26, M.C.O.F., of which the deceased was a charter member attended the funeral. The floral tributes were many and completely covered the grave. Aside from the immediate family and friends business men throughout the state remembered the sterling qualities of Mr. Cashman with choice offerings. All business of the Quincy Electric Light and Power Co, was suspended during the morning and the office was closed. Among those who attended the services were Henry M Favon of the company, and all those, now living, who had worked for him were also in attendance to pay their tribute of loyalty and respect. Mr. Cashman was president and one of the leaders in its development.
    019 1913 John Cashman funeral clipping
    019 1913 John Cashman funeral clipping
    Funeral of John Cashman. Great Crowd Attend Services at Quincy This Morning -- Large Number of Floral Pieces. Quincy, March 29 - The funeral of John Cashman was held here this morning. The members of St Francis' Court, M.C.O.F., of which Mr. Cashman was a charter member, turned out in a body and its members acted as bearers. Men of all stations in public and private life, as well as women and children, followed the body through the streets to the church and thence to the cemetery back of the church. In the long line were the officials of the Quincy Electric Light Company, whose offices were closed till 1 o'clock; the officials of the Bay State Dredging Company, members of the executive an diegislative branches of the City Government and hundreds of prominent citizens from all parts of Quincy. The casket was borne into the church by Hon William T. Shea, Philip T. Eagan, chief ranger of St. Francis Court; Patrick Mannix, John J. Joyce, John F. Burke, Frederick White, Joseph McTiernan and Napoleon B. Grignon. At 9 o'clock a high mass of requiem was celebrated by Rev William J. Duffy. Seated within the sanctuary railing were Rt Rev Mgr Peter Donan of St Peter's Church, Dorchester; Rev Henry T. Grady, pastor of St. Mary's Church; Rev John J. Coan, pastor of St. John's Church; Rev Francis Walsh of Reading, Rev Frank Hart of Canton, Rev Dr. Andrew J. O'Brien of St John's Seminary, Brighton, and Rev Patrick J. Scannell of St John's Church. The musical portion of the mass was the Gregorian chant which was sung by the regular choir under the direction of Miss Fanny Cronin. Miss Alice Celeste Foley sang the "Pie Jesu" and the "De Profundis." The floral display was one of the largest and finest ever seen in this city and it necessitated four carriages to transport there remembrances to the cemetery. There were massive standing pieces from St. Francis' Court M.C.O.F., the Quincy Electric Light and Power Company, the Bay State Dredging Company and Mr Cashman's brother, William. The latter offering was the biggest flora piece ever seen in this city and one of the largest ever constructed. It represented a tug towing barges under a span bridge, typifying the span of life. The remembrances from friends were so numerous as to completely fill a room at the home and was an eloquent tribute to the worth of Mr Cashman and the esteem in which he was held. The committal service of the Catholic Church was performed at the grave by Rt Rev Mgr Peter Ronan, and old-time friend and summer neighbor, who was assisted by the other priests participating in the services at the church. All employees of the electric light company, except those needed at the power station, were excused from work and the business offices were closed till this afternoon.
    178 1902 John Spence funeral Boston Daily Globe
    178 1902 John Spence funeral Boston Daily Globe
    Boston Daily Globe - John Spence's Funeral - Boston Business Men and Rockland Town Officials in Attendance - ROCKLAND, Mass Dec 23 -  The funeral of John Spence, a well known Boston business man, was held at the church of the Holy Family this morning. There was a large attendance, including business men from Boston and adjoining towns, town officials and a delegation was present from the Rockland commercial club, of which he was a member. A solemn high mass of requiem was celebrated by Rev James H. O'Neil, assisted by Rev John M. Gallagher as deacon, and Rev. D.J. Herlihy of Brockton subdeacon. Cherubini's mass in C minor was rendered by a choir composed of Mrs J.J. Herrick soprano, Mrs T.H. Keenan contraito, John B. Donovan tenor and A.E. de Andris bass. The interment was at Saint Patrick cemetery. The pallbearers were O.F. Hennigan, Edward Kelly and G.C.Flynn of Boston, selectmen J.J. McCarthy and Dennis Mahoney of Rockland, and John Cashman of Quincy.
    019 1896 Cashman Quarry Death
    019 1896 Cashman Quarry Death
    Patriot Ledger - Fell Into Quarry - Fatal Accident to Foreman at John Cashman's Quarry - Richard Barry, foreman at John Cashman's quarry had a frightful fall Saturday afternoon from the effects of which he died a short time after. The unfortunate man had been at work in the quarry cleaning off snow and when desiring to come up he caught hold of the hook on the fall and was hoisted up hanging by the hook. The hook was icy cold and that coupled with the weight of Mr.Barry so benumbed his hands that when the top was reached and he had tried to swing himself onto the bank he lost his hold and fell back into the quarry, striking with a dull thud nearly a hundred feet below. Other workmen hastened to his rescue and as there was still life in the body, it was placed on a sled and taken to E.J. Murphy's drug store, where Drs. Sheahan, Dion and Ash were quickly summoned, but the unfortunate man had breathed his last before they arrived, his death probably being due to internal injuries. The remains were taken in charge by Undetaker Brown. Mr. Barry was about 46 years of age and resided at 74 West street. He leaves a widow and five children.
    019 unkn Granite article
    019 unkn Granite article
    This was published in the Quincy History.
    019 1875 Citizens Caucus QP detail
    019 1875 Citizens Caucus QP detail
    Quincy Patriot - Feb 13, 1875 - The subscribers, inhabitants of Quincy, feeling satisfied that the general interest of the town are more effectually sub-served by disregarding the lines of political parties in the management of the affairs of the town, desire their fellow citizens who agree with them in this opinion to meet in the Town Hall, on Saturday evening next, at 7:30 o'clock to nominate candidates for all offices to be voted for at March Meeting and to consider the best manner of conducting the public business for the ensuing year.
    019 1894 John Cashman 70 Acres in Quincy detail
    019 1894 John Cashman 70 Acres in Quincy detail
    Sunday Boston Herald - 15 Jul 1894 - Seventy Acres in Quincy - The largest real estate deal which has been consummated in Quincy for a long time has just been  made. A syndicate of Quincy capitalists, represented by John Cashman, has purchased of Hon. John Quincy Adams 70 acres of land on the north easterly section of his extensive property at Mt. Wollaston. The price paid for this large tract was $50,000. The property is located on the easterly side of Sea street, the main thoroughfare between Quincy Centre and Manet Beach, and extends from Breakneck hill on Sea street to Palmer street, and includes the territory on both sides of the latter street nearly to German-town and is locally known as Quincy woods. The tract includes upland, meadow and woodland. It is rumored that a part or a whole of the tract will be laid out for a Catholic cemetery, although this rumor lacks conformation.
    019 1970 Bids for Cashman Quarry dump detail
    019 1970 Bids for Cashman Quarry dump detail
    City Studies 2 Bids For Salvage At Dumps - Quincy - The public works department is currently studying three bids for salvage rights at the new dump in Cashman's Quarry and two bids for the provision of cover material. $2,204 Per Month - The sale of salvage rights will contribute toward the estimated $6,000 a month cost of cover material for the sanitary landfill operation. Apparent high bidder for the rights to salvage metal from the dump was P.D.M. Inc of 33 Union St., Weymouth, which offered to pay the city $2,204 a month. The city also received a $1,755 monthly offer from Frank C. Coletta of 108 Phillips St., and a $1,400 bid from Oliver S. Haynes of 175 Intervale Ave., Mr. Haynes previously held the contract for salvage rights at the Old Falconer dump. The contract, when awarded will run for one year. Bids for cover material which will cost in excess of $200 a day were opened by the purchasing department yesterday. They were submitted by Sylvester A. Ray Inc. of West Roxbury which said it would deliver 200 tons a day of sand or gravel Monday through Friday for $1.25 a ton and Walorz Trucking of Braintree which bid at $1.28 a ton. The Ray firm said its material will be taken from Sharon and Marshfield gravel pits. The Walorz firm said its source would be in Hallifax. Purchasing Agent George Riley said the contract suggests the total amount needed will be 40,000 tons. In addition to the 200 ton a day requirement, the contract calls for 300 tons on Fridays to serve as Saturday cover.
    019 1970 Cashman Quarry Fire detail
    019 1970 Cashman Quarry Fire detail
    Quincy May Face Action By State On Dump Blaze - Quincy - Despite charges of sabotage in the Cashman's quarry fire, the Metropolitan Air Pollution Control District may bring action against the city, as the blaze continued to smoulder [sic] for the third straight day. Complaints received - Frank Reinhardt, director of the air pollution control district, said yesterday that his department has received several complaints about smoke from the dump, and said a citation will be issued against the city demanding that action be taken to prevent recurrances [sic] of similar fires. Mr. Reinhardt charged that the city should not have used demolition material in trying to build a road into the quarry. The fire broke out about 10 p.m. Wednesday in demolition material the city planned to use for a roadbed into the almost inaccessible quarry. City plans call for the quarry to be used as a new dump site once the roadbed is complete, which was to have been in two weeks. On Thursday and yesterday mornings, heavy smoke drifted over the Southeast Expressway and the smell of burning debris settled over the West Quincy area. Mr.Reinhardt said if another outbreak occurs, the state would ask the attorney general to institute action against the city. Fire officials have declined to comment on the possibility of sabotage in the quarry fire despite city officials claims. The official fire department analysis of the cause is "suspicious origin," City Engineer Henry Nilsen yesterday charged that the fire was started "by someone wanting to sabotage the city's operation of the new dump." He contends it would take gasoline to start such a blaze because of the icy conditions. Mayor James R. McIntyre, also concerned about the possibility of sabotage, said the fire has set back the planned move to the dump.
    019 1894 John Cashman 70 Acres in Quincy
    019 1894 John Cashman 70 Acres in Quincy
    This article was published in the Sunday Boston Herald on 15 Jul 1894.
    019 1910 Henry A Cashman death article
    019 1910 Henry A Cashman death article
    Newspaper clipping reporting the death of Henry A. Cashman. [Source credit: collection of Martha Reardon Bewick]
    019 1913 Funeral of John Cashman clipping 30Mar
    019 1913 Funeral of John Cashman clipping 30Mar
    Newspaper clipping describing the funeral of John Cashman. This article was published the day after the funeral. [Source credit: Martha Reardon Bewick]
    019 1913 John Cashman death item
    019 1913 John Cashman death item
    Newspaper clipping reporting the death of John Cashman. [Source credit: collection of Martha Reardon Bewick]
    019 1874 Cashman Falvey marriage QP
    019 1874 Cashman Falvey marriage QP
    MARRIAGES. In this town, April 12th, by the Rev. F. A. Friguglietti. Mr. John Cashman & Miss Hannah Falvey. [Soure credit: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1873-Dec 1875; date: 25 Apr 1874; page: 3]
    019 1876 Katie A Cashman birth announcement QP
    019 1876 Katie A Cashman birth announcement QP
    FEBRUARY 6, Katie A., duaghter to John and Hannah Cashman. [Source credit: Quincy Patriot on microfilm, reel: Jan 1876-Dec 1878; date: 12 Feb 1876; page: 1]
    019 1877 James E Cashman birth announcement QP
    019 1877 James E Cashman birth announcement QP
    Births in Quincy. The fololowing births have been registered by the Town Clerk in this town for the year 1876. ... May 22, James E., son to John and Hannah Cashman. [Source credit: Quincy Patriot on microfilm, reel: Jan 1876-Dec 1878; date: 17 Feb 1877; page: 1]
    019 1878 Quincy Tax Payers QP
    019 1878 Quincy Tax Payers QP
    John Cashman paid $3.25 in taxes to the city of Quincy in 1878. [Source credit: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1876-Dec 1878; date: 31 Aug 1878; page: 3]
    019 1880 Quincy Tax Payers QP
    019 1880 Quincy Tax Payers QP
    John Cashman paid $19 is taxes to the city of Quincy in 1880. [Source credit: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1879-Dec 1881; date: 21 Aug 1880; page: 3]
    019 1880 William J Cashman birth announcement QP
    019 1880 William J Cashman birth announcement QP
    Births - In this town, Dec. 22d, a son to Mr. and Mrs. John Cashman. [Source credit: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1879-Dec 1881; date: 10 Jan 1880; page 3]
    019 1888 John Cashman Road Commissioner
    019 1888 John Cashman Road Commissioner
    Quincy Patriot - Road Commissioners - Twice did the town of Quincy avail itself of the provisions of the Public Statutes whereby Road Commissioners could be elected. First, in 1882, when they were given a two years trial, and second in 1886 which has continued since. The following gentlemen have served as commissioners: John Q. Adams (1882-83-86-87), Herbert T. Whitman (1882-83), Dr. W.L. Faxon (1882), John Cashman (1883-86-87), Gordon McKenzie (1886-87-88), Quincy Tirrell (1887), John A. Duggan (1887-88), Patrick W. Driscoll (1888). [Source credit: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1888-Dec 1890; date: 24 Nov 1888; page: 1]
    019 1888 Road Commissioners February Notice
    019 1888 Road Commissioners February Notice
    Quincy Patriot - NOTICE - The Road Commissioners will meet every Saturday afternoon, from 3 to 4 o'clock, at the Selectmen's Room. All persons having business with the board are requested to present it at their meetings. Gordon McKenzie, John Cashman, John A. Duggan Road Commissioners. [Source credit: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1888-Dec 1890; date: 11 Feb 1888; page: 2]
    019 1888 Road Commissioners Hearing Notice
    019 1888 Road Commissioners Hearing Notice
    Quincy, Mass., Feb 8, 1888 - Upon the foregoing petition it is hereby ordered that a public hearing be held at the office of the Road Commissioners, on Wednesday, February 15th, 1888, at 7:30 P.M. Gordon McKenzie, John Cashman, John A. Duggan Road Commissioners of Quincy [Source credit: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1888-Dec 1890; date: Feb 11, 1888; page: 2]
    019 1888 Road Commissioners January Notice
    019 1888 Road Commissioners January Notice
    Quincy Patriot - Road Commissioners Notice - All persons having demands against the road-department are requested to present them to the Board of Road Commissioners on or before Saturday, Jan 28th. Persons owing the town for sidewalk construction are also requested to make payment on or before the same date. Gordon McKenzie, John Cashman, John A. Duggan Board of Road Commissioners. [Source credit: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1888-Dec 1890; date: 14 Jan 1888; page 2]
    019 1890 Fire On Copeland Property
    019 1890 Fire On Copeland Property
    Quincy Patriot - The alarm from Box 46 at 12:30 Wednesday morning was for a fire discovered in the building formerly occupied as a harness shop and owned by John Cashman, situated on Copeland street directly opposite Hose 3 house. The blaze was seen by a lady living next house who notified her son and he gave the alarm. The fire department responded very promptly but their services were not required. The loss was very small, being less than $10. If it had not been seen so quickly there would probably have been a larger fire as the building is in close proximity to Lacey's machine shop and it would have been hard work to save the latter. So many fires have occurred lately that people are beginning to feel nervous and it would be a good idea to appoint a night watchman to patrol Copeland street. This building remains and it is nothing more than bait for some evil-minded person to set a match to it and probably destroy a large amount of valuable property. [Source credit: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1888-Dec 1890; date: 19 Jul 1890; page 2]
    019 1897 John Cashman recovering
    019 1897 John Cashman recovering
    Quincy Patriot - Mr. John Cashman, who has been seriously ill with pneumonia, has so far recovered as to be able to be out. [Source detail: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1897-Dec 1899; date:8 Jul 1897; page: 2]
    019 1897 Membership Committee
    019 1897 Membership Committee
    Quincy Patriot - John Cashman was elected one of five individuals on the Membership Committee for The Granite Manufacturers' Association in Quincy. [Source detail: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1897-Dec 1899; date: 14 Aug 1897; page 2]
    019 1898 South America trip
    019 1898 South America trip
    Quincy Patriot - John Cashman, Fred J. Fuller, Thomas J. Lamb and Herbert F. Doble are to shortly leave for a two months' trip to South Africa. [Source detail: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1897-Dec 1899; date: 26 Feb 1898; page: 2]
    019 1899 California Trip
    019 1899 California Trip
    Quincy Patriot - Mr. and Mrs. John Cashman have returned from an extended trip to California. On their return they stopped at Harlem, Montana, and called upon Harris Farnum and William Hunt, both of whom were formerly West Quincy residents. [Source credit: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1897-Dec 1899; date: 1 Apr 1899; page: 2]
    019 1901 Vacation Home
    019 1901 Vacation Home
    Quincy Patriot - John Cashman and family of Cross street are at their summer cottage at Houghs Neck. [Source credit: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1900-Dec 1902 ; 29 Jun 1901; page 2]
    019 1902 Pall Bearer
    019 1902 Pall Bearer
    Quincy Patriot - John Cashman was one of the pall bearers on Tuesday at the funeral of John Spence of Rockland. [Source credit: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1900-Dec 1902; 27 Dec 1902; page 2]
    019 1913 Death of John Cashman Well Known Quincy Contractor
    019 1913 Death of John Cashman Well Known Quincy Contractor
    Death of John Cashman - Well-Known Quincy Contractor, Sustained Shock Three Weeks Ago in Portland, Had Most of Big Jobs on New Haven Road. QUINCY, March 27 - John Cashman, president of the Quincy Electric Light and Power Company, owner and president of the Bay State Dredging Company, Ltd, of Boston, one of the best-known contractors and bridge builders in the State, died this morning at his home on Cross st, West Quincy. Three weeks ago, while on a business trip to Portland, Me, Mr Cashman was stricken with a shock. A little over a week ago he had improved so that he was moved to his home in West Quincy, but after getting home he had a setback, and continued to fail until 3 o'clock this morning, when he passed away. The life of John Cashman was an inspiration for any poor boy. From a farm hand he worked his way up in the world until he became one of the most influential citizens of Quincy and gained for himself a name throughout the State that was synonymous with business success and business honesty. Mr Cashman was born in Ireland, but came to this country when a baby. His parents settled in that part of Scitutate now known as Norwell, and Mr Cashman grew to manhood there. When a boy he drove with his parents to the Catholic Church in Hanover every Sunday, waited for Sunday school after the mass and then walked six miles home. Mr Cashman came to Quincy about 45 years ago and obtained employment on the farm of John Q. A. Field. A characteristic of his that remained throughout his life was manifested in his first job in this city, and that was his eagerness to work. By careful saving he managed to buy a horse and cart and soon began to do private contract work. Everything he did was thorough, and it was not many years before he had established a flourishing business. He next turned his attention to building bridges, and his first contract from the Old Colony Railroad was so well done that he did not have to bid for any more work. When the company wanted a good job done they hired John Cashman to do it and abided by his word. After the Old Colony Railroad had been merged into the New Haven system his contracts with the railroad company still continued. He had the contracts for the big work at Reardville in connection with the abolition of the grade crossings and also at Attleboro and Brockton and the Stony Brook parkway in Boston and the bridge over the Furnace Brook parkway, in West Quincy. One of his latest jobs was the Back River Bridge, in Weymouth, which has just been completed. Mr Cashman also did a lot of deep-sea wall building along the Massachusetts coast and had the contract for the building of the Pilgrims' monument at Provincetown. About two years ago Mr Cashman bought the Bay State Dredging Company's plant, in Boston, and had continued as its president ever since. Several years ago he was elected president of the Quincy Electric Light and Power Company and was at the head of that company at the time of his death. Mr Cashman was a most unassuming man and disliked very much to talk about himself or his work. He was a man of a most charitable disposition, but the amount of his charities was never known to anybody but himself. He gave liberally of time, work and money to the building of the new St. Mary's Church in West Quincy, where his funeral will be held Saturday morning. Mr. Cashman was a member of St Francis' Court, M. C. O. F. He is survived by his wife, three sons and four daughters. His sons are James of Burlington, Vt, John of this city and William of Dorchester. His daughters are: Mrs Addie Dalton, the wife of J. W. Dalton of Sandwich, a member of the staff of the Boston Globe: Mrs Minnie Reardon, the wife of Daniel B. Reardon of this city and Misses Helen and Beatrice Cashman. [Article credit: Collection of Catherine Cronin (1916-2005)]
    019 Officers of Paving Co
    019 Officers of Paving Co
    Quincy Patriot - John Cashman was elected one of nine directors for the Quincy Paving and Edgestone Co in 1897. [Source detail: Quincy Patriot on microfilm; reel: Jan 1897-Dec 1899; date: 23 Jan 1897; page 2]

    Immigration & Travel

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    006 1800s Example of a Bark Rigged Ship
    006 1800s Example of a Bark Rigged Ship
    The passenger list of James and Catherine lists their sailing vessel as the "Bark Adonis" burthen 904 tons. What is a "Bark" and what does "904 burthen" mean?     The term "Bark" refers to the configuration of the sails and rigging. Common configurations of the era included Bark (or Barque), Ship, Brig and Schooner. A "Bark" rigged vessel was a three-masted vessel with the foremast and mainmast square rigged and the mizzenmast fore-and-aft rigged. It wasn't unusual for Barks to be re-rigged as Ships or vice-versa. A "Bark" rigged vessel, could sail with fewer crew members than the same vessel rigged as a "Ship." For this reason, many "Ship" rigged vessels were converted to "Barks" and will appear as both in Shipping News items and ship's lists. "Burthen" is a measurement for the inside volume of the ship.  [Source : Norway Heritage - Hands Across the Sea ]
    006 1850 Cashman Adonis passenger list
    006 1850 Cashman Adonis passenger list
    [Passenger List of the Bark Adonis - page 6 of 8]:  COPY of Report and List of the Passengers taken on board the Bark Adonis of Greenock whereof McMillan is Master, burthen 904 tons, bound from the Port of Liverpool for Boston.    James Cashman 30 male belonging to Ireland wishing to become an inhabitant of the U.S.  Cath Cashman 25 female belonging to Ireland wishing to become an inhabitant of the U.S. Infant Cashman -- belonging to Ireland wishing to become an inhabitant of the U.S.  Julie Cashman 3 female belonging to Ireland wishing to become an inhabitant of the U.S.
    006 1850 Passengers embarking at Liverpool docks
    006 1850 Passengers embarking at Liverpool docks
    "Steerage passengers embarking an emigrant ship at Waterloo docks, Liverpool" - The text accompanying this picture in The Illustrated London News for July 6, 1850, describes immigrants boarding a ship in Great Britain:    "The scene in the Waterloo dock, at Liverpool, where all the American sailing packets are staioned, is at all times a very busy one; but, on the morning of the departure of a large ship, with a full complement of emigrants, it is peculiarly exciting and interesting. The passengers have undergone inspection, and many of them have taken up their quarters on board for twenty-four hours previously, as they are entitled to do by terms of the act of Parliament. Many of them bring, in addtion to the boxes and trunks containing their worldly wealth, considerable quantities of provisions, although it must be confessed that the scale fixed by the Government to be supplied to them by the ship is sufficiently liberal to keep in health and comfort all among them, who, in their ordinary course of life, were not accustomed to animal food.(...)"
    006 1850 The Departure Illustrated London News
    006 1850 The Departure Illustrated London News
    Illustration from page 2 of "The Famine Ships : The Irish Exodus to America" by Edward Laxton, Henry Holt and Co. (March 1997). "The Departure" was orginally published in the Illustrated London News.
    006 1850s Inspection and Dancing Below Deck
    006 1850s Inspection and Dancing Below Deck
    Drawings from Illustrated London News: "The Medical Inspection" and "Dancing Between Decks" Illustration from page 237 of "The Famine Ships : The Irish Exodus to America" by Edward Laxton, Henry Holt and Co. (March 1997).
    006 1850s Searching Stowaways and The Roll Call
    006 1850s Searching Stowaways and The Roll Call
    Drawings from Illustrated London News: "Searching for Stowaways" and "The Roll-Call"    Illustrations from page 238 of "The Famine Ships : The Irish Exodus to America" by Edward Laxton, Henry Holt and Co. (March 1997).
    006 1850s The Famine Ships Arriving in Boston
    006 1850s The Famine Ships Arriving in Boston
    Illustration entitled, "Arriving in Boston,"  from page 65 of "The Famine Ships : The Irish Exodus to America" by Edward Laxton, Henry Holt and Co. (March 1997).
    006 1850s The Famine Ships Below Decks
    006 1850s The Famine Ships Below Decks
    Illustration from page 60 of "The Famine Ships : The Irish Exodus to America" by Edward Laxton, Henry Holt and Co. (March 1997).
    006 1850s The Famine Ships Cooking on Deck
    006 1850s The Famine Ships Cooking on Deck
    Illustration entitled, "Cooking on Deck,"  from page 193 of "The Famine Ships : The Irish Exodus to America" by Edward Laxton, Henry Holt and Co. (March 1997).
    006 1853 Adonis description Glascow Herald p8
    006 1853 Adonis description Glascow Herald p8
    A description of the Ship Adonis from an ad that appeared on page 8 of the Glascow Herald on 21 Mar 1853, three years after James Cashman and family sailed on it to America.    The Ship Adonis is described as "a splendid first-class fast-sailing Ship, belonging to the largest class of Packet Ships, with immense height between decks, great breadth, well lighted and well ventilated."
    006 2012 Things To Know About Ships
    006 2012 Things To Know About Ships
    Information about the different rigging configurations of 19th century sailing vessels. A snapshot of a web page from www.norwayheritage.com. Accessed on 12 May 2012.
    006 1850 Adonis Sails for Boston
    006 1850 Adonis Sails for Boston
    [Marine Journal of the Boston Evening Transcript - "Adonis Sails for Boston"] :  Boston - Salied for - March 15, Hawthorn, from Longhope; 20th, Ocean, fm the Clyde; Marion, Queenstown; 23d, Pandora, do; 24th, Fanchon, (Having rep'd) fm Pill; 26th, Wm Gorland, Eleanor, and Escape, from Sunderland; Adonis, from Liverpool; 28th, James, do; 29th,

    Vital Records

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    019 1875 Katie Adeline Cashman birth register
    019 1875 Katie Adeline Cashman birth register
    BIRTHS REGISTERED in the Town of Quincy for the Year 1875 -- No. 15, 3 Feb 1875, Katie Adeline Cashman, female, born in Quincy to John and Hannah Falvey of Quincy. Father is a Seamster born in Hanover. Mother was born in Rockport. Recorded on [blank].
    019 1876 James E Cashman birth register
    019 1876 James E Cashman birth register
    BIRTHS REGISTERED in the City of Quincy for the Year 1876 – No. 72, 22 May 1876, James E. Cashman, male, born in Quincy to John Cashman and Hannah Falvey of Quincy. Father is a seamster born in Hanover. Mother was born in Rockport.
    019 1877 Mary Cashman birth register
    019 1877 Mary Cashman birth register
    BIRTHS REGISTERED in the Town of Quincy for the Year 1877 -- No. 180, 28 Oct 1877, Mary Cashman, born in Quincy to John and Hannah Falvey of Quincy. Father is a Seamster born in Hanover. Mother was born in Rockport. Recorded on [blank].
    019 1879 William Joseph Cashman birth register
    019 1879 William Joseph Cashman birth register
    BIRTHS REGISTERED in the Town of Quincy for the year 1879 -- No. 239, 22 Dec 1879, Cashman, male, born in Quincy to John and Hannah Falvey of Quincy. Father is a Seamster born in Hanover. Mother was born in Rockport. Recorded on[blank].
    019 1881 John Joseph Cashman birth register
    019 1881 John Joseph Cashman birth register
    BIRTHS REGISTERED in the Town of Quincy for the Year 1881 – No. 204, 11 Sep 1881, John Cashman, male, born in Quincy to John Cashman and Hannah Falvey of Quincy. Father is a seamster born in Halifax. Mother was born in Rockport.
    019 1884 Helen Cashman birth register
    019 1884 Helen Cashman birth register
    This is a photo of Beatrice Cashman. [Photo credit: Collection of Catherine O'Brien (1917-2005)]
    019 1890 Mabel Cashman birth register
    019 1890 Mabel Cashman birth register
    BIRTHS REGISTERED in the City of Quincy for the Year 1890 – No. 428, 18 Nov 1890, Mabel Cashman, female, born in Quincy to John Cashman and Hannah Falvey of Quincy. Father is a seamster born in Hanover. Mother was born in Rockport.
    019 1874 Cashman Falvey marriage record
    019 1874 Cashman Falvey marriage record
    -- MARRIAGES REGISTERED in the Town of Quincy for the Year 1874 – No. 25, John Cashman and Hannah Falvey married in Quincy on 12 Apr 1874. It was the first marriage for both. At the time of marriage the groom resided in Quincy, was 24 years old, a seamster and listed his birthplace as Hanover. He gave his parents names as James and Catherine. The bride resided in Quincy, was 21 years old, no occupation and listed her birthplace as Quincy. She gave her parents names as Eugene and Hannah. The couple was joined in marriage by Rev. F.A. Friguglietti, of Roman Catholic Church, Quincy. [ Note: This is the official Quincy record of the marriage of John Cashman and Hannah Falvey. It gives her parents names, of which there has been some question, and notes that she was born in Quincy.  We had always heard she was born in Rockport, MA. ]
    019 1913 John Cashman death certificate
    019 1913 John Cashman death certificate
    STANDARD CERTIFICATE OF DEATH (1) Place of death…Quincy, Mass, 137 Cross St. (2) Full name…John Cashman (a) permanent residence No. 137 Cross St., Quincy. (3) Date of death 27 Mar 1913 (4) I hereby certify that I attended deceased from Feb 28, 1913 to Mar 27 1913. I last saw him alive on Mar 27, 1913 and that death is said to have occurred on the date stated above, at 3 a.m. (a) Immediate cause of death was cerebral hemorrhage [21 days between onset and death] (b) Contributory cause was arteriosclerosis (c) D.B. Reardon, Quincy MA…March 29, 1913 (5) Burial: St. Mary’s Cemetery, Quincy MA…March 29, 1913 (6) Funeral director: Edward D. Barrett, Quincy (7) male (8) white (9) married (10) Age 63 years 9 months 3 days (11) Usual occupation…contractor (12) Industry or business…contractor (13) Birthplace: Ireland (14) Father…James Cashman (15) Born in Ireland (16) Mother…Catherine Long (17) Born in Ireland (18) Informant….Miss Helen Cashman, 137 Cross St. Quincy.
    019 1889 Joseph and Eugene Cashman death register
    019 1889 Joseph and Eugene Cashman death register
    DEATHS REGISTERED in the Town of Quincy for the Year 1889 – No. 223 and 224, 10 Sep 1889, Joseph Cashman and Eugene Cashman of Quincy, males, single, died in Quincy at age 20 days. Place of burial is Quincy. They were born in Quincy to John Cashman and Hannah Falvey. John Cashman was born in Ireland and Hannah Falvey was born in Rockland. Recorded on Sep 11 1889.
    019 1890 Mabel Cashman death register
    019 1890 Mabel Cashman death register
    DEATHS REGISTERED in the City of Quincy for the Year 1880 – No. 326, 24 Oct 1880, Mabel Cashman of Quincy, female, single, died in Quincy at age 6 days. Place of burial is Abington. She was born in Quincy to John Cashman and Hannah Falvey. John Cashman was born in Hanover and Hannah Falvey was born in Rockland. Recorded on Oct 25 1880.
    006 1849 John Cashman baptism certificate
    006 1849 John Cashman baptism certificate
    Parish of Inniscarra Diocese of Cloyne  On examination of the Register of Baptisms of the above parish I certify that according to it John Cashman was born on the [blank] day of [blank] and was baptized according to the Rites of the Catholic Church on the 25th day of June 1849 in the Church of Cloghroe by the Rev. John Cahill P.P.  Parents: James Cashman & Catherine Long  Sponsors: John Murphy & Catherine McCarthy  Confirmed: no record  Married: no record - Given on the 1st day of February 2001 Signed Rev. J. Colman O'Donovan P.P
    019 1876 James Eugene Cashman baptism certificate
    019 1876 James Eugene Cashman baptism certificate
    James Eugene Cashman of W. Quincy; baptized 11 Jun 1876; born 22 May 1876 in W. Quincy; parents John Cashman of W. Quincy and Anna Falvey of Quincy; godparents Daniel Falvey and Maria Ford; priest Francis A. Liguglietti
    019 1877 Catherine Cashman baptism certificate
    019 1877 Catherine Cashman baptism certificate
    Catherine Cashman of W. Quincy; baptized 18 Nov 1877; born 28 Oct 1877 in W. Quincy; parents John Cashman of W. Quincy and Hannah Falvey; godparents Dennis Cashman and Ellen Cashman; priest Jno T. Formley
    019 1880 William Joseph Cashman baptism register
    019 1880 William Joseph Cashman baptism register
    [Baptismal Register of St. John the Baptist in Quincy] -- William Cashman, W. Quincy; baptized 11 Jan 1880; born 22 Dec 1879 in W. Quincy; parents John Cashman of W. Quincy and Eleonora Falvey of W. Quincy; godparents James Cashman and Anna Ford; priest Francis A. Friguglietti
    019 1884 Helen Frances Cashman baptism certificate
    019 1884 Helen Frances Cashman baptism certificate
    Helen Frances Cashman, W. Quincy; baptized 14 Dec 1884; born 11 Nov 1884 in W. Quincy; parents John Cashman and Hanna Falvey of W. Quincy; godparents Luke Cashman and Margarita Ford; priest Danahy.    Joined in matrimony with Henry C. Hamel in the church of St. Gregory in Dorchester on 11 Oct 1921, priest F. X. Dolan
    019 1888 Anna Cashman Baptism St John Quincy
    019 1888 Anna Cashman Baptism St John Quincy
    This is a photo of Beatrice Cashman. [Photo credit: Collection of Catherine O'Brien (1917-2005)]

    Albums  Bay State Dredging (29)
    Photos and documents concerning Bay State Dredging, a corporation organized on January 31, 1911, by John Cashman, his son William J. Cashman and associates Gorham H. Whitney and David J. White. John was Treasurer of this company until his death on March 27, 1913, whereupon his son, James Eugene, stepped in as Treasurer.
     John Cashman & Sons (6)
    Photos and documents concerning John Cashman & Sons, a Quincy-based business founded by John Cashman.

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      Record for John Cashman
      Database online. Year: 1880; Census Place: Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts; Roll: 549; Family History Film: 1254549; Page: 133C; Enumeration District: 525; Image: 0077; lines 1-8; dwelling 109; family 135; John Cashman household

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      John Cashman, Birth date:  1850  Birth place:  Ireland  Residence date:  1910  Residence place:  Quincy Ward 4, Norfolk, Massachusetts Arrival date:  1860  Arrival place:
      Year: 1910; Census Place: Quincy Ward 4, Norfolk, Massachusetts; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: .

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      page 402; Cashman James E treas 247 Atlantic av rm 42 Cashman John (247 Atlantic av) died March 27 1913 Cashman John and Sons Co contractors 247 Atlantic av rm 42 Cashman John Estate 247 Atlantic av rm 42 Cashman John J treas 247 Atlantic av h at Quincy Cashman William J pres 247 Atlantic av rm 42 h at Quincy
      page 402; Cashman James E treas 247 Atlantic av rm 42 Cashman John (247 Atlantic av) died March 27 1913 Cashman John & Sons Co contractors 247 Atlantic av rm 42 Cashman John Estate 247 Atlantic av rm 42 Cashman John J treas 247 Atlantic av h at Quincy Cashman William J pres 247 Atlantic av rm 42 h at Quincy

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      John Cashman, Birth date:  Jun 1849  Birth place:  Ireland  Marriage date:  1874  Marriage place:    Residence date:  1900  Residence place:  Quincy City, Norfolk, Massachusetts  Arrival date:  1850 Arrival place:

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      Residence date:  1888  Residence place:  Norfolk, Massachusetts
      Map from 1888 show the area of West Quincy in the Town of Quincy, MA. This map shows the property of John Cashman on Cross Street.

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      Parish of Inniscarra Diocese of Cloyne  On examination of the Register of Baptisms of the above parish I certify that according to it John Cashman was born on the [blank] day of [blank] and was baptised according to the Rites of the Catholic Church on the 25th day of June 1849 in the Church of Cloghroe by the Rev. John Cahill P.P.  Parents: James Cashman and Catherine Long  Sponsors: John Murphy and Catherine McCarthy  Confirmed: no record  Married: no record - Given on the 1st day of February 2001 Signed Rev. J. Colman O'Donovan P.P
      Parish of Inniscarra Diocese of Cloyne  On examination of the Register of Baptisms of the above parish I certify that according to it John Cashman was born on the [blank] day of [blank] and was baptized according to the Rites of the Catholic Church on the 25th day of June 1849 in the Church of Cloghroe by the Rev. John Cahill P.P.  Parents: James Cashman & Catherine Long  Sponsors: John Murphy & Catherine McCarthy  Confirmed: no record  Married: no record - Given on the 1st day of February 2001 Signed Rev. J. Colman O'Donovan P.P

    7. [S322] Cashman, John, obituary, "Death of John Cashman...", (27 Mar 1913) (Reliability: 3).
      John Cashman Died of Shock - Stricken at Portland. He Never Rallied From the Effects - Prominent Business Man - Patriot Ledger - John Cashman, for upward of 40 years one of Quincy's most active and energetic business men passed away shortly after 3 o'clock this morning at his home 137 Cross street, 64 years, the immediate cause of his death being due to a shock. Some three years ago he sustained a slight shock but recovered. Three weeks ago while in Portland, Me., on business, he had another shock. He immediately became seriously ill and as soon as it was possible he was removed to his home in Quincy in a special car which was taken from Portland and which was stopped on the Granite branch within a few feet of his home. Since then he has gradually failed and but very slight hopes were entertained for his recovery. There were few more active business men in Quincy than Mr. Cashman. He was born in Ireland, coming to America with his parents when about one year of age. His parents settled in what was then South Scituate, now known as Norwell. Here he spent his early youth coming to Quincy at the age of 19 years. He found employment at the granite plant of John Q.A. Field with whom he remained for a number of years. Finally he bought a horse and engaged in business for himself, as a contractor and bridge builder. Early in his career he secured the contract for a bridge from the Boston & Albany railroad. From that time on he was constantly employed building bridges for that railroad without being asked to enter into competition with other concerns and many New England bridges of today stand as a monument to his skill and energy. Mr. Cashman was a splendid example of the self-made man, the product of pluck, endurance and perseverance. He was of the rugged type of character that easily command respect wherever he went. In addition to his business as a contractor he was interested in several other business enterprises, being president of the Quincy Electric Light & Power Co., owner of the Bay State Dredging Co., which he purchased several years ago, and a large quarry at West Quincy. He was one of the most prominent members of St. Mary's parish at West Quincy and when work was commenced on the basement of the new church he contributed the granite used in its construction. He is survived by a widow, three sons and four daughters, James who resides in Burlington, Vt., John who resides at home, William of Dorchester, Minnie, wife of Dr. Daniel B. Reardon, Addie, wife of John W. Dalton, Sandwich correspondent of the Boston Globe, Helen and Beatrice who reside at home, the last named being employed in the State House in Boston. He had one other son Henry who died suddenly at Houghs Neck about three years ago. The death of this son was a severe blow to Mr. Cashman and he has never been the same since that time. He also leaves one brother, William Cashman who is in the coal business. He was a member of St. Francis Court M.C.O.F.
      John Cashman Died of Shock - Stricken at Portland. He Never Rallied From the Effects - Prominent Business Man - Patriot Ledger - John Cashman, for upward of 40 years one of Quincy's most active and energetic business men passed away shortly after 3 o'clock this morning at his home 137 Cross street, 64 years, the immediate cause of his death being due to a shock. Some three years ago he sustained a slight shock but recovered. Three weeks ago while in Portland, Me., on business, he had another shock. He immediately became seriously ill and as soon as it was possible he was removed to his home in Quincy in a special car which was taken from Portland and which was stopped on the Granite branch within a few feet of his home. Since then he has gradually failed and but very slight hopes were entertained for his recovery. There were few more active business men in Quincy than Mr. Cashman. He was born in Ireland, coming to America with his parents when about one year of age. His parents settled in what was then South Scituate, now known as Norwell. Here he spent his early youth coming to Quincy at the age of 19 years. He found employment at the granite plant of John Q.A. Field with whom he remained for a number of years. Finally he bought a horse and engaged in business for himself, as a contractor and bridge builder. Early in his career he secured the contract for a bridge from the Boston & Albany railroad. From that time on he was constantly employed building bridges for that railroad without being asked to enter into competition with other concerns and many New England bridges of today stand as a monument to his skill and energy. Mr. Cashman was a splendid example of the self-made man, the product of pluck, endurance and perseverance. He was of the rugged type of character that easily command respect wherever he went. In addition to his business as a contractor he was interested in several other business enterprises, being president of the Quincy Electric Light & Power Co., owner of the Bay State Dredging Co., which he purchased several years ago, and a large quarry at West Quincy. He was one of the most prominent members of St. Mary's parish at West Quincy and when work was commenced on the basement of the new church he contributed the granite used in its construction. He is survived by a widow, three sons and four daughters, James who resides in Burlington, Vt., John who resides at home, William of Dorchester, Minnie, wife of Dr. Daniel B. Reardon, Addie, wife of John W. Dalton, Sandwich correspondent of the Boston Globe, Helen and Beatrice who reside at home, the last named being employed in the State House in Boston. He had one other son Henry who died suddenly at Houghs Neck about three years ago. The death of this son was a severe blow to Mr. Cashman and he has never been the same since that time. He also leaves one brother, William Cashman who is in the coal business. He was a member of St. Francis Court M.C.O.F.

    8. [S148] Cashman, John, funeral, newpaper clipping, (30 Mar 1913) (Reliability: 3).
      FUNERAL OF JOHN CASHMAN --- The funeral of John Cashman, builder of the Pilgrims' monument at Provincetown, and one of the leading contractors in the State, was held from St. Mary's Church, West Quincy, yesterday morning, with a high mass of requiem, celebrated by the Rev. William J. Duffy. Seated within the sanctuary were the Rt. Rev. Mgr. Peter Ronan of St. Peter's, Dorchester; the Rev. Henry T. Grady, pastor of St. Mary's; the Rev. John J. Coan, pastor of St. John's; the Rev. Francis Walsh of Reading; the Rev. Frank Hart of Canton; the Rev. Andrew J. O'Brien of St. John's Seminary, Brighton, and the Rev. Patrick J. Scannell of St. John's Church. Men, women and children of all walks of life followed the body through the streets to the church, and thence to the cemetery in the rear of the edifice. In the long line were members of the city government, prominent citizens of Quincy and officials of the Quincy Electric Light and Bay State Dredging Companies. The members of St. Francis Court, M. C. O. F., of which Mr. Cashman was a member, marched in a body. The Rt. Rev. Mgr. Peter Ronan, and old friend and summer neighbor of Mr. Cashman, performed the committal service at the grave.
      Newspaper clipping describing the funeral of John Cashman. This article was published the day after the funeral. [Source credit: Martha Reardon Bewick]

    9. [S330] Massachusetts - Foresters Application and Medical Examination, Massachusetts Catholic Order of Foresters, (Irish Ancestral Research Association, Boston, Massachusetts.), Reg. No. 8164 Court 25 (Reliability: 2).
      //Application//Date: Nov. 24, 1897; William Cashman, age 31, occupation: stone cutter, Roman Catholic, born Hanover, Plymouth Co., Mass. on 14 November 1859, lives at Cross St, W. Quincy. Married on Jan 25, 1891, wife is living. Occupation: stone cutting. Has never been engaged in manufacture of beer, wine or liquors. Father died on Sept 28, 1879 in Hanover at age 59 of an abcess. Mother is now age 70 and in good health. Has four living brothers of good health ages 42, 40, 36, and 24. Has four living sisters of good health ages 46, 44, 38, 29. One sister died at age 5 on Mar 4, 1863 of Croup. Paternal grandfather died at age 75. Paternal grandmother died at age 95. Maternal grandfather died at age 105. Maternal grandmother died at age 90. No parent or sibling has died of, or been afflicted with Consumption, Scrofula, Insanity, Gout, Cancer or any pulmonary complaing or hereditary disease. Was age 20 when father died. Name and residence of intimate friend: John Cashman Cross St. Now and always of temperate habits. Usually and now in good health and able to gain a livelihood. No serious illnesses, malformations or injuries. Vaccinated in 1866. No past surgeries. Last consulted a physician, Dr. Fuller, for sore eyes in 1884. Beneficiary listed as Mary F. Cashman, wife, of Cross St, W. Quincy. Received $1 as initiation fee.//Medical Examination//

    10. [S4] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.), Year: 1900; Census Place: Quincy Ward 4, Norfolk, Massachus etts; Roll: T623_671; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 1066. (Reliability: 3).
      Hannah Falvey, Birth date:  May 1854  Birth place:  Massachusetts Marriage date:  1874  Marriage place:    Residence date:  1900 Residence place:  Quincy City, Norfolk, Massachusetts

    11. [S11] Massachusetts - Marriage Registers on FamilySearch.org, FamilySearch, (http://FamilySearch.org), Town of Quincy, Page: 261, No: 25 (Reliability: 3).
      MARRIAGES REGISTERED in the Town of Quincy for the Year 1874 -- No. 25, John Cashman and Hannah Falvey married in Quincy on 12 Apr 1874. It was the first marriage for both. At the time of marriage the groom resided in Quincy, was 24 years old, a teamster and listed his birthplace as Hanover[sic]. He gave his p[arents names as James and Catherine. The bride resided in Quincy, was 21 years old, no occupation and listed her birthplace as Quincy. She gave her parents names as Eugene and Hannah. The couple was joined in marriage by Rev. F. A. Friguglietti, of Roman Catholic Church, Quincy.

    12. [S330] Massachusetts - Foresters Application and Medical Examination, Massachusetts Catholic Order of Foresters, (Irish Ancestral Research Association, Boston, Massachusetts.), Reg. No. 4958 Court 25 (Reliability: 3).
      //Application//Reg. No. 4958 Court 25; Date: Sep. 27, 1887; John Cashman, age 39, occupation: contractor, Roman Catholic, born Ireland on 23 June 1848, lives at West Quincy. Married on 12 April 1874, wife is living. Occupation: General Contractor. Has never been engaged in manufacture of beer, wine or liquors. Father died at age 59 of Cancer. Mother is now age 65 and in good health. Has four living brothers of good health ages 37, 32, 28 and 22. Has four living sisters of good health ages 43, 41, 34, and 25. One sister died at age 3 of Croup. Paternal grandfather died about age 72. Paternal grandmother died about age 72. Maternal grandfather died about age 72. Maternal grandmother died about age 72. Father died of cancer but no other parent or sibling has died of, or been afflicted with Consumption, Scrofula, Insanity, Gout, Cancer or any pulmonary complaing or hereditary disease. Also insured by Etna of Hartford. Name of intimate friend: John C. Pendis. Now and always of temperate habits. Usually and now in good health and able to gain a livelihood. No serious illnesses, malformations or injuries. Vaccinated in 1857. No past surgeries. Last consulted a physician for pneumonia in 1881. Beneficiary listed as Hanora M. Cashman, wife, of Cross St, W. Quincy. Received $1 as initiation fee. //Medical Examination//Applicant looks his proper age. Applicant's occupation is healthful. Physical Characteristics: 195 lbs, 5 feet 11 inches, abdomen 34 inches, "exceedingly vigourous" general appearance. Use of ardent spirits is none whatever.  Catergorized by physian as a "first class risk". Doctor's remarks on father's cancer: The "cancer" spoken of appears to me, from description, to have been a swelling of the lymphatic glands of the axilla. Adenoma perhaps. I have given it but little weight. This man is very strongly made is in perfect health is of excellent habits and is what seems to me a very good risk. The pneumonia was fib?? and passed through resolution with no ??? of any sort.  Examined by J. M. Sheahan, M.D.