Hazel (Wight) Oldford
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Hazel Maud (Wight) Oldford (1904 - 2009)

Hazel Maud Oldford formerly Wight
Born in Bonne Bay, Newfoundland, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of and
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Feb 2012
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Immigration to the US: [1]

  • 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

From the Robinson Funeral Home, Melrose, Massachusetts:

Mrs. Hazel M. (Wight) Oldford, of Melrose, formerly of Watertown, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday morning, March 10, 2009 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham following a period of declining health. She was 104 years old.
Hazel was born on July 7, 1904 in Bonne Bay, Newfoundland, Canada, a daughter of the late Samuel Wight and Sarah (Earle) Wight. For many years, she lived in Watertown with her late husband, Mac, until moving to Melrose to be closer to her family. A fantastic cook, Hazel very much enjoyed and was proud of being a homemaker.
Mrs. Oldford was the beloved wife of the late James M. "Mac" Oldford with whom she shared 51 years of marriage. Loving mother of Carol A. Thompson and her husband Scott of Melrose. Cherished grandmother of Mark S. Thompson and Wendy M. Lovett both of Melrose and Daniel J. Thompson of Sandown, NH. Great grandmother of Shay, Darby, Matthew, Glen, and Keith Lovett and Zoe and Daniel J. Thompson, Jr..


  1. Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956:
    Name: Hazel Wight
    Arrival Date: Apr 1924
    Port of arrival: St Albans, Vermont, United States
    Age: 19
    Birth Date: abt 1905
    Birth Place: Newfoundland
    Birth Country: Canada
    Gender: Female
    Race/Nationality: English
    Record Type: Manifests
    She is single and NO Occupation
    She leaves her father, Samuel of Bonne Bay, NL
    She is going to Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 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."
  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XQPY-TVY : accessed 28 January 2018), Hazel M Oldford in household of James M Oldford, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 511, sheet 2B, line 91, 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-TSF : accessed 28 January 2018), Asa Oldford in household of James Oldford, Watertown Town, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 9-582, sheet 2A, line 25, 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.
  • "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKL1-5RFS : accessed 28 January 2018), Mrs Hazel M Wight Oldford, Massachusetts, United States, 10 Mar 2009; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Melrose Free Press, born-digital text.

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Elsie (Oldford) Howes wrote, "As a teenager I grew to love my Aunt Hazel, Uncle Mack's wife. I thought it was so wonderful that he built her a nice house in Watertown before they married. They had a hard time of it during the Depression so they rented the downstairs and they took the upstairs so they did not lose the house."
posted 22 Dec 2008 by Chris Whitten
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