Born in Rye, New Hampshire at the old homestead at "TREFETHEN's Corner" on the west side of Sagamore Rd. [s144]
Note: Miss Varrell was found in S.32 (full of errors). She is possibly misplaced here.
Married Maggie on 05 July 1899 in Rye, New Hampshire. Both were 26; he a brick & stone Mason; she a Housekeeper born in April 1874 in Ireland. His 1st, her 2nd marriage (she was prev. married to a Birchill). His father was Horace [S36:NH MAR RECS + S32].
She immigrated from County Cork with a husband "John" and 2 daughters, Sarah & Alice (both born in Charlestown, Massachusetts).
John died of TB while they were living on Bracket Rd. in Rye, New Hampshire. Soon after, Maggie married Frank J. Trefethen[s144]
Maggie Agnes [s144] was born on 01 April 1873 in Ireland & died in Portsmouth on 09 March 1939. She's buried with her husband (or nearby).[s144]
They had a stillborn child on 19 May 1900 [S32].
In 1900 he was living with his mother & 2 Birchell girls (Sarah [born in December 1893] & Alice M. [born in April 1895]) in Rye. [1900 Census]
Died in Rye, and is buried in the Rye Cemetery, Rye Center. [s144]
After all this, his name COULD be Frank James TREFETHEN!
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