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Jane G (Unknown) Masterson (1897 - aft. 1940)

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Jane G Masterson formerly [surname unknown]
Born in New York (Manhattan), New York, United Statesmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married about 1929 in New York, USAmap
[children unknown]
Died after in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USAmap [uncertain]
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Jane G. Unknown is reported to have been born in 1897 in Manhattan, New York, USA. Her parents were Irish immigrants.

Nothing is known of her childhood or early years. Between August 1928 and May 1930 she married Brooklyn Police Officer, Peter Jay Masterson, Jr. , whose 1st wife had died August 11, 1928 in Brooklyn.

On the June 1930 US Census, Jane G. (Unknown) Masterson, b: 1897 in Manhattan, New York, 33 years old, was reported as married to 48-year-old widower, Peter J. Masterson and living with him and his 69-year-old mother: widow Sarah J. Masterson, in Brooklyn (Districts 1751-1953), Kings, New York, United States. No children were listed in the household. Peter J. Masterson's occupation was: a Police Captain for New York City. Both of Jane G. Masterson's parents were said to have been immigrants from Ireland. Peter's maternal grandparents were from Ulster, Ireland and Scotland.[1]

Ten years later, on the 1940 US Census, the last publicly available, the Masterson household was comprised of the same 3 individuals. Jane G. (Unknown) Masterson was 43 years old; her husband, Peter J. Masterson was 58 and his mother, Sarah J. Masterson, was said to be 79 years old. They still lived in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA, where Peter J Masterson was now an "Immigration Inspector" for the NYPD. The family owned their home, where they already lived in 1930 and 1935, valued at $8,500.[2]

On January 15, 1944, Peter's widowed mother, Sarah J. Masterson, nee Davis, passed away. Her NYC death notice stated she had lived at 1544 E. 28th Street in Brooklyn, her son's address. Her father, John W. Davis, had been immigrated from Ulster, Ireland, and her mother, Isabella Jarrett, was born in Scotland. Her deceased husband had been Peter Masterson. She was buried beside him at St. John's Cemetery, New York, NY, USA.[3]


  1. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 29 September 2018), Peter J Masterson, Brooklyn (Districts 1751-1953), Kings, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1879, sheet 7B, line 85, family 126, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1496; FHL microfilm 2,341,231.
  2. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 March 2018), Jane Masterson in household of Peter Masterson, Assembly District 2, Brooklyn, New York City, Kings, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 24-305, sheet 14A, line 3, family 308, 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 2554.
  3. "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Sarah J Masterson, 15 Jan 1944; citing Death, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 2,166,406.

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