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Alexander M. MASSIE, Jr.

Male 1830 - 1904  (73 years)

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  • Name Alexander M. MASSIE 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 13 Nov 1830  Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Jul 1904  Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From the Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts) 18 Jul 1904, Monday
      Alexander M. Massie of Medford, Veteran of Civil War, is Paid Last Honors by Comrades
      MEDFORD, July 18-Enshrouded in the stars and stripes the body of Alexander M. Massie, prominent in military circles, lay surrounded by flowers during the funeral services at his late residence, 199 Winthrop St., yesterday afternoon. Rev. Maurice A. Levy, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiated and Senior Vice Commander Winslow Joyce and chaplain of post 66, G. A. R., conducted their service for the dead. The body was cremated today at Mt. Auburn, from whence the ashes were taken to Pawtucket, R.I., for interment in the family lot.
      Alexander M. Massie was born in Glasgow, Scot., Nov 13, 1820 and when but an infant was brought to this country. In Boston, he was a pupil at the Franklin School. He became a designer and continued as such until he enlisted in 1861, going to the front as sergeant major, 1st regt., R I light artillery. He saw service in many engagements until he lost his right arm by the explosion of a confederate shell. He was transferred to the 1st veterans' reserve corps with rank of lieutenant. When Washington was threatened by the southern forces the veteran corps were called out, and Massie was wounded severely in the right leg. His last dury as a soldier was as provost marshal of the freedmen's bureau at Donaldson, La. departmnent of the gulf. Having trained himself to write with his left hand he entered the Charlestown navy yard as a clerk, and in 1875 was emloyed at the Philadelhia yard. When it was discontinued he returned to the Charlestown yard as curator of the library. He used his opportunity for literary work by compiling the histories of the Charlestown, Portsmouth and Philadelphia navy yards which in manuscript form were bound and preserved in the archives of the navy department.
      His first marriage was to Miss Caroline Jerauld of Pawtucket, by whom he had two sons, Hiram A., and Edward M., both of Providence. Four grandsons and a great granddaughter are his decendants. After the death of his first wife he married Miss Ervinne C. Furbish of Wells, Me., a daughter of Col. Samuel Furbish of the war of 1812. One sister, Mrs. Leonidas Heimes, and a brother, John G. Massie, treasurer of the Peoples' bank, Providence, beside his widow, survive him." [1]
    Person ID I5905  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2019 

    Family 1 Caroline JERAULD 
     1. Hiram A. MASSIE
     2. Edward M. MASSIE
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F16456  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ervine C. FURBISH,   b. Abt 1841, Wells, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1904, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married 25 Aug 1863 
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F1923  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S21] Vital Records of Wells, Maine: 1619-1950., (Picton Press, Rockport, Maine, 2005.).