Mildred Gladys LAMPRON
- Born: 1 May 1912, Derby, Connecticut
- Marriage (1): Unknown in Not Married
- Marriage (2): Frank CIMINI on 23 Feb 1943 in sacred Heart Church, Northampton, Massachusetts
- Marriage (3): Lawrence J. BRACKNEY on 19 Apr 1947 in sacred Heart Church, Northampton, Massachusetts
- Died: 13 Jan 1989, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts at age 76
Cause of her death was Kidney failure, contr uterine cancer and stroke.
In census it looks like she was born in 1913; Bev has two possible dates in 1912.
Mildred was born in Derby, Connecticut, but taken in by her aunts and grandmother when she was two weeks old, and raised by them at their home in Northampton, Massachusetts. It appears that they mainly lived on Graves Ave. during that period, mostly at 22 and 13 Graves Ave., though they also had associations with Market St.
Mildred appears to have had a hard life until her second marriage in 1947. The family were poor factory laborers. During MIldred's childhood, her aunts and others of her kin, including at one point her father, were employed at Belding Silk Mill. My mother in law says that their house was neat, clean, and frugally furnished, and that there was a piano, as Milded had at one point taken piano lessons.
Graves Ave. had row houses for hard working factory workers, and Market Street also had modest homes of factory workers.
85 Market St., according to the city tax assessor's online database, was built in 1901, is in poor condition, and contains one one bedroom apartment and three two bedroom apartments. A sort of floor plan is provided, and it is not clear whether it was originally a multi-unit home, nor if it has more than one storey. There is a reference to deed book 4620 and deed page 207. The lot number is 32A-021-001.
Mildred apparently had four brothers, and it appears that two of them died. The census shows Edmund and Harold living with their father, Edmund, who had returned to Northampton.
According to my mother in law and the Northampton city directories, Mildred left school in 9th grade at age 16 to go to work in the Belding Silk mill, and the 1930 census finds her employed there at age 17. Then she worked for College Weavers until that company went into bankruptcy. In 1937 she was employed at a violin shop (actually a factory that is still there and still makes musical instruments) at 29 Walnut Street. Factory had several names; one of them was Dinsmore and Jager. Another was Dinsmore and Jasper Musical Instrument Trimming Manufacturing at 29 Walnut Street Northampton - a factory.
In 1940 Mildred G Lampron was working in a laundry on 36 King St. She is shown living at 13 Graves Avenue.
In 1943 Mildred G. Lampron was listed as marrying Frank Cimini. She was at 13 Graves Ave. and Frank was listed as being in the United States Army.
In 1944, the following year, Mildred was still at 13 Graves Ave. but as a widow of Frank..
In 1943, Mildred's marriage record described her as a maid.
In 1945 Mildred Cimini widow of Frank as an assistant forman at 304 Pleasant St It turned out to be a Sanitary Laundry she was still living with Grandma and aunts at 13 Graves Avenue.
The city directories also show her employed as a maid at one point.
Mildred married, on February 23, 1943, at Sacred Heart Church in Northampton, Frank Cimini. (record found at Northampton City Hall) Frank's parents were Frank Cimini and May Lorango, and he was born in Boston. Frank had enlisted in the army in Springfield on July 9, 1942, and he may ahve been staying in Northampton at the time when they married. Frank was killed in action in WW II in Jul 24, 1944, and is buried in Florence, Italy (according to the record someone dug up online. There is a Florence, Massachusetts adjacent to Northampton.) Mildred and Frank had lived on Graves Ave., near her aunts.
On her marriage record, Frank Cimini was 25 listed as 25 years old on his last birthday (On his marriage certificate). He was white, living in the Commercial Holtel, in Northampton, it was his first marriage and he was single. He was a soldier in the USArmy, Born in Boston, MA. His father is listed as Frank Cimini and his mother as May Lorengo.
Mildred was30 at her last birthday, white, 1st marriage, worked as a maid and born in Derby Connecticut. Her Dad is listed as Edmund J. Lampron and her mother as Mary Tessier.
Northampton city directories show that Mildred widow of Frank Cimini removed to Easthampton in 1947, but she isn't listed in any further directories for Easthampton or Northampton.
On Apr 19, 1947, at Sacred Heart Church, Mildred remarried, to Lawrence J. Brackney, who was a mill worker. At that tme she was a laundry worker and living at 22 Graves Ave.
1950-53 Emma, Ella and Obeline lived at 22 Graves, adn John R. Lampron and wife lived at 31 Graves.
In 1952, Mildred and Lawrence Brackney lived at 22 Graves. Ave.
In 1954, Lawrence was a machine operator in Easthampton and he and Mildred lived at 27 Brewster St.
In 1959, Lawrence was a presser at 193 Main St., and he and Mildred lvied at 85 Market St. Ella, however, lived at 32 Bliss St., where she also lived in 1959, and at her death in 1970, though she had moved to Hadley in 1967. Delphine, the widow of Alfred, still ived at 85 Market St., an Victoria E teh widow of Edmund the Mayor, still a kitchen worker, had moved to 18 Audubon Rd.
In 1968, when her husband died, tehy lived at 85 Market St., which had previously been the home of Alfred J. Lampron, his widow, his son the mayor of Northampton, and his son's widow. Ella lived there as well, apparently until 1967 when she moved to 32 Bliss St. .
At her death she lived at 286 Brookside Circle, Northhampton.
She died at Cooley Dickinson Hospital of a combination of kidney failure, cancer of the uterus, and a stroke.
Her death certificate cites the daughter Shirley Brackney as the informant.
Daily Hampshire Gazette, obituary:
January 16, 1989 Mildred G. Brackney
FLORENCE - Mildred G (Lampron) Brackney, 76, of 286 Brookside Circle, died Friday at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital.
Born in Derby, Conn., May 1, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Edmund J. and mary E. (Tacy) Lampron.
Mrs. Brackney had lived in the Northampton area for most of her life and was a member of the Sacred heart Church in Northampton.
She was the wife of Lawrence J. Brackney, who died in 1968.
She leaves a daughter, Shirley A. Johnson and two grandchildren, Ernest and Meredith Johnson, with whom she lived.
The funeral will be held Tuesday, at 8:15 a.m. from the Pease Funeral Home in Northampton with a Mass of Christian burial at 9 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery on North Elm Street.
Calling hours at the funeral home are tonight from 7 to 9 p.m.
USSearch found Shirley Johnson, 57, and husband Richard E Johnson still living in Northampton. Also associated with them were teh two children, Ernest R. Johnson, 29, still living with his parents, and Meredith A. Johnson in Sunderland, MA.
People who did lookups:
Judy - Muffin Tetreaut - firstname.lastname@example.org
Diane - Druss email@example.com - also St. Mary's
Joanne Calhoun: she did the lookup at Vital Records in Boston.
Mildred married in Not Married.
Mildred next married Frank CIMINI on 23 Feb 1943 in sacred Heart Church, Northampton, Massachusetts. (Frank CIMINI died on 24 Jul 1944 in Killed in action in Europe.)
Mildred next married Lawrence J. BRACKNEY on 19 Apr 1947 in sacred Heart Church, Northampton, Massachusetts. (Lawrence J. BRACKNEY was born in 1912 and died on 21 Oct 1968 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.)