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..
↑ Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956:
Name: Hazel Wight
Arrival Date: Apr 1924
Port of arrival: St Albans, Vermont, United States
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.