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Vivian Ella (Sennett) McCarthy (1909)

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Vivian Ella McCarthy formerly Sennett
Born in Meddybemps, Washington, Mainemap
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Sister of , and [private sister (1920s - unknown)]
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Vivian Ella Sennett was born on 17 Jan 1909 at Meddybemps, she was the first child of Richard J. Sennett and Nettie M. Fenlason.[1]

In 1920, Vivian "Sennet," 10, lived in Eastport, Washington, Maine, with her parents Richard and Nettie and four sisters.[2]

Clayton Lenard/Leonard McCarthy and Vivian Ella Sennett were married on 14 Jan 1928 at Saint Stephen, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada. He was the son of Colin McCarthy and Lena Justason, while Vivian was the daughter of Richard Sennett and Nettie "Fenson" (indexed as "Nettie F. Euson"). The ceremony was performed by Willian C. Laughlin, D.D., Bapstist minister. Both Clayton and Vivian worked in a shoe factory.[3] (The Maine Marriage Index shows that they were married on 14 Jan 1929 in Maine.[4])

In 1930, Vivian and Clayton McCarthy were boarders in the lodging house of Hellen Corey. They had a daughter, Vivian L. McCarthy, 0-4/12 b. Maine, living with them.[5]


  1. Maine, Birth Records, 1621-1922 [ database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Maine Birth Records, 1621-1922. Augusta, Maine: Maine State Archives. Maine State Archives; Cultural Building, 84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0084; 1908-1922 Vital Records; Roll #: 50
  2. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 29 July 2015), Richard Sennet, Eastport Ward 3, Washington, Maine, United States; citing sheet 2A, family 35, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,650.
    Richard Sennet, 37; Nettie Sennet, 33; Vivian Sennet, 10; Goldie Sennet, 9; Beatrice Sennet, 7; Thelma Sennet, 5; Margaretta Sennet, 1. All were born in Maine, but Richard's parents were born in English Canada.
  3. "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 August 2015), Clayton Lenard Or Leonard McCarthy and Vivian Ella Sennett Or Sinnett, 14 Jan 1928; citing Saint Stephen, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada, p. , Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 2,320,203.
  4. "Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996," , FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 August 2015), Clayton L Mccarthy and Vivian E Sennett, 14 Jan 1929; citing Marriage, Maine, United States, State Archives, Augusta.
  5. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 August 2015), Clayton Mc Carthy in household of Hellen Corey, Boston (Districts 1-250), Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0118, sheet 8B, family 104, line 57, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 944; FHL microfilm 2,340,679.

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