547. Charles Rufus8 Wallingford (Rufus Needham7, Benjamin6, David5, Jonathan4, Nicholas3, Nicholas2, Nicholas1) was born in Milford, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire 4 July 1849.(2858) Charles died before 23 April 1910. His wife was a widow in the 1910 census.
He married twice. He married first, Ida Sawtelle Cooper, 22 September 1874, in Ayer, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.(2859) Charles was an attorney-at-law and they were both living in Ayer, Mass. at the time of their marriage.
Ida was born 31 July 1854, in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.(2860) Ida was the daughter of Rev. Jacob W. Cooper and Martha P. Fletcher. Ida died of a cerebral hemorrhage, 6 May 1924, at home, 41 Chester Ave., in Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.(2861) She was buried on May 9th in Woodlawn Cemetery in Ayer, Mass.
She was "of Ayer, Mass." according to the History of Milford, N.H. and her maiden name was Fletcher. She was Ida S. Cooper on her marriage record, and it stated that it was her first marriage. The History of Milford was probably confused with her mother's maiden name, which comes from her death record. Her death record also states that her father's first name was John, which may be in error, although her son Richard was the informant. Charles remarried in 1897, yet Ida's death record states that she was the widow of Charles. It also said that she had been living in Waltham for 38 years.
He married second, Sophronia L. Roberts, 22 January 1897, in Maine.(2862) He was from Milford, N.H. and she was from Lincoln, Maine when they got married.
Sophronia was born 6 August 1862, in Mattamiscontis, Penobscot County, Maine.(2863) Sophronia was the daughter of Albert Roberts and Sarah E..
When their son Pell was born in 1875 Charles was a lawyer and they were living in Ayer, Mass. At some point after their second son was born, but before the 1880 census was taken in June, Charles and Ida were divorced. When the census was taken Charles was living with his mother and brother Horace in Milford and working as a laborer. His wife and children were not with him.(2864) They were living with Ida's mother in Ayer, Mass., and Ida's marital status was listed as divorced.(2865) When the History of Milford, N.H. was written in 1901 Charles was living in Montague, Maine and was employed in a paper mill.
Sophronia grew up in Mattamiscontis, Maine, where her family was enumerated in the 1860 through 1880 censuses.(2866) By the time of the 1910 census on April 23d, Sophronia was a widow living with her father Albert in Old Town, Maine in a house on Main Street also inhabited by W. Frank Worthing and his wife Carrie M. Sophronia worked at home as a dressmaker at the time.(2867) Ten years later, on 2 January 1920, Sophronia, or "Fronia" as she was enumerated, was living as a boarder in the home of a Nason family at 206 Stillwater Ave. in Old Town. Once again she worked at home as a dressmaker.(2868)
Charles Rufus Wallingford and Ida Sawtelle Cooper had the following children:
685 i. Pell Fletcher9 Wallingford was born in Ayer, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 12 October 1875.(2869) He married Albina Estella Brodeur, 23 October 1917, in Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts.(2870) Pell was a veterinarian living in Walthm, Mass. and Albina was living in Gardner when they were married.
Albina was born in September 1892, in Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts. Her parentage and place of birth are from her marriage record, while her month and year of birth are from the 1900 census of Gardner.(2871) Albina was the daughter of Theodore Brodeur and Albina Carpentier.
When the 1920 census was taken Pell was living alone as a lodger in the home of Arthur Mackintosh at 512 Main St. in Waltham, Mass. He worked as a veterinarian in his own business.(2872) What became of his wife of three years is unknown.
686 ii. Richard Needham Wallingford was born in Ayer, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 31 January 1877.(2873) Richard died 15 May 1966. His death date comes from the Social Security Death Index, and his last residence has what appears to be a Florida zip code (33505) but it is not in the Post Office's online zip code database. He married Maud Ellen Knight, 17 October 1900, in Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.(2874) When they were married Richard worked in watchmaking and they were both living in Waltham.
Maud was born about 1877, in Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. On her marriage record she was aged 23, born in Waltham to Edward Knight and Marion Buott. In the 1880 census of Waltham taken in June she was aged 2. Both of her parents were born in England.(2875) Maud was the daughter of Edward Knight and Marion Buott.
They have not been located in the 1910 census, but in 1920 they were living in Waltham. Maud's parents were living with them, as well as two other Knights whose ages suggest that they may be her siblings. Richard was an optician with his own shop and they lived in a rented apartment at 562 Main St. They did not have any children listed with them.(2876) They were at the same address in the 1930 census. Maud's sister Florence N. Knight was living with them. Richard's occupation was as an optometrist.(2877) He was at the same address when he was the informant on his mother's death certificate in May 1924.