The obituary was e-mailed by Pam X to Chris Whitten on February 3, 2012. Pam is no relation. "I do Volunteer work for the Newfoundland Mailing list, and post what I'm allowed, the obituaries of Newfoundlanders or their family members."
"Massachusetts Naturalization Index, 1906-1966," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XG7R-L3D : 4 December 2014), James Mcdonald Oldford, 1929; from "Index to Petitions and Records of Naturalizations of the U.S. and District Courts for the District of Massachusetts, 1907-1966," database, Fold3.com (http://www.fold3.com : n.d.); citing NARA microfilm publication M1545 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 87.
"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XQPY-TVT : accessed 28 January 2018), James M Oldford, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 511, sheet 2B, line 90, family 43, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 931; FHL microfilm 2,340,666.
"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4NM-TSX : accessed 28 January 2018), James Oldford, Watertown Town, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 9-582, sheet 2A, line 24, family 22, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1620.
"Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZBW-TTJ : 4 December 2014), James M Oldford, 16 Mar 1980; from "Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2005); citing Melrose, Massachusetts, death certificate number 024253, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Health Services, Boston.
"United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VSD7-VY3 : 19 May 2014), James Oldford, Mar 1980; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
1930 Census for Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts:
James M. Oldford, age 27, married at age 26, b. Canada, Parents b. Canada, Came to the US in 1923, Occupation: Carpenter/Buildings
Hazel M. Oldford, wife, age 25, married at age 24, b. Canada, Parents b. Canada, Came to the US in 1924
James Oldford: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record:
State of Issue: Massachusetts
Date of Birth: Monday March 09, 1903
Date of Death: March 1980
Est. Age at Death: 77 years
Last known residence:
Massachusetts, Petitions and Records of Naturalizations, 1906-1929:
Name: James Macdonald Oldford
Event Date: 10 Sep 1923
Immigration Year: 1923
Home Country: Newfoundland
Court: U.S. District Court
Document Type: Declaration of Intention
U.S. Naturalization Records Indexes, 1794-1995:
Name: James Macdonald Oldford
Birth Date: abt 1903
Issue Date: 17 Sep 1929
Locality, Court: District of Masssachusetts, District Court
He lives at 8 Jay Street, Cambridge, Mass.
Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956:
Name: Mcdonald Oldford
Arrival Date: Dec 1923
Port of arrival: St Albans, Vermont, United States
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