Judith Mostyn White Family - Person Sheet
Judith Mostyn White Family - Person Sheet
NameMarion JACOBS, Mother
FatherSamuel JACOBS (1888-1945)
MotherRebecca DE LA FUENTE (1886-1965)
FatherWilliam Joseph MOSTYN (1886-1976)
MotherCatherine COTTER (1887-1987)
Marriage10 Aug 1940, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Marr MemoGate of Heaven RC Church
ChildrenMaureen Claire (1943-2013)
FatherAleksander TANAJEWSKI (1886-1951)
MotherScholastyka ŻYLIŃSKA (1885-1976)
Web Notes notes for Marion JACOBS
1917 -She was born on 27 Apr. Her birth certificate, recorded 1 May 1917, says she was born in Boston, MA, the daughter of Samuel Jacobs, a machinist born in NY, and Rebecca Delafuente, born in England, and her parents were residing in Boston at the time. D.F. Willis, MD, was the informant. She almost died at birth, had a heart murmur. The doctor gave her whiskey? to revive her! She is named after her maternal grandmother, Maria Anna (Marion) Bronkhorst.

1920 -She is listed at the National Archives in the 1920 US Census in MA, Suffolk County, Microfilm T625, Roll 734, e.d. #284, sheet 10, line 93: 652 East Seventh St, S. Boston, Marion Jacobs, white single female, age 2 years eight months, living with her father, Samuel Jacobs, mother, Rebecca Jacobs, brother, Samuel Jacobs, and sister, Lillian Jacobs, born in Massachusetts, her father born in New York, her mother born in England with English as her mother tongue, no profession.

1930 -Listed in the 1930 US Census taken on 8 Apr 1930 in MA, Suffolk County, Microfilm T626, Roll 846, e.d. #13-284, sheet 17A, line 6: Marion Jacobs, daughter, not living on a farm, white single female, age 12, attended school since 1929, able to read and write, born Massachusetts, father born New York, mother born England, able to speak English, no occupation, living at 128 Emerson St, South Boston, ward 6, a 3-family house (appears to be in the middle floor), with her father, Samuel, mother, Rebecca, and brother, Samuel.

-She lived at 614 E. 5th St, S. Boston, at 3rd St. S. Boston, for a short time, then 600A E. Broadway, S. Boston, for a short time, then 130 Emerson St around 1929. She was Baptist until her conversion to Catholicism at age 10. She took the name Louise for a middle name at that time. At age 13 or 14, she used to help her parents with business, mostly answering phones for the City Point & S. Boston Taxi Companies. She also took care of bookkeeping. For her 19th birthday, her father gave her a light green 1934 Ford Coup. A few months later, she skidded on a wet street, Cummings Highway, and totalled the car. After that she didn't drive again until she was 57! Her maternal grandmother, Maria Anna Bronkhorst DeLaFuente, came from NY to live with her family after she became blind.

1940 - Listed in the US Census, Massachusetts, Suffolk County, e.d 15-237, sheet 8B lines 49-52, living at 128 Emerson St, Boston:
Jacobs, Samuel, head of household, renting his home for $21/month, not a farm, male, white, 51, married, did not attend school, completed 7th grade, born Troy, NY, lived same house in 1935, worked in March, worked 40 hours/week a cab driver, employer, worked 52 weeks last year, income $1000, no other source of income
Jacobs, Rebecca, wife, female, white, 53, married, did not attend school, completed 8th grade, born England, a naturalized US citizen, lived same house in 1935, housework,
Jacobs, Marion, daughter, female, white, 22, single, did not attend school, completed 4 years of high school, lived same house in 1935, worked in March, worked 40 hours/week, a stenographer for the electric company, worked 52 weeks last year, income $1000, no other source of income
DeLaFuente, Mary, mother [in-law], female, white, 89, widow, did not attend school, completed 4th grade, born Holland [sic], a naturalized US citizen, lived same house in 1935, unable to work,

1940 -Age 23. She married Patrick Stanislaus Mostyn, on 10 Aug, after dating him for 7 years. The marriage certificate from the church says they were married at Gate of Heaven Church, South Boston, that my father was baptized Nov 19, 1914 at St. Mary's, Co. Cork, Ireland, and that his brother, William J. Mostyn and his sister, Ellen T. Mostyn were the witnesses. The marriage is recorded at the MA Dept of Vital Statistics, Boston, MA, Marriages 1940 v 17 p 348. It states: #3901, Married at Boston on 10 Aug 1940 by John M O'Brien, priest, of 606 E 4th St, S Boston, recorded 12 Aug 1940:
Patrick S Mostyn, 25, white, residence 10 Ward St,
1st marriage, occupation cashier, born Ireland, father William J Mostyn, mother Catherine Cotter
Marion L Jacobs, 23, white, residence 128 Emerson St, 1st marriage, occupation stenographer, born Boston, MA, father Samuel Jacobs, mother Rebecca DeLaFuente

South Boston Gazette, Aug 16, 1940, p. 8:
Miss Marion Jacobs, daughter of Samuel Jacobs, owner of the South Boston Taxi Company, Flood Square, and Patrick Mostyn of 10 Ward street, were married on last Saturday at the Gate of Heaven Church by the Rev John F. O’Brien.
Miss Eleanor Mostyn was bridesmaid and William Mostyn was best man. Following the ceremony there was a reception for the families of the contracting couple, at an intern hotel. After a cruise through Southern waters the newlyweds will make their home in Dorchester.

-For the first two years of married life, my mother and step-father lived at 56 Sudan St, Dorchester. The house had chickens out back! My father's sisters used to come to visit and bring their boyfriends. They had a lot of parties with dancing and music, so the landlords threw them out for making too much noise! Then they moved to 861 Columbia Rd till 1955. Then they moved to 7 Maple Park, Dorchester. A few years later the name was changed to O'Donnell Terrace, when the city took over the maintenance of the street and paved it and took down the trees. In 1966 they moved to 36 Marjorie Rd, Braintree, MA.

After Feb 1943 but before Aug 1945, she used to work part time nights at Jordan Marsh Department Store from 6-11 p.m. doing office work. Her husband would be home by 5; she would have the supper ready. He would feed daughter, Maureen.

On 19 Apr 1951 she was in the Boston Traveler newspaper on p. 45 for being "Woman of the Week." She was an excellent typist. She worked part-time at Codman Coop Bank, then full-time at Workingmen's Coop Bank in Boston. She loved music and taught dancing. All her life she has been in shows, singing and dancing, and sometimes teaching the dances. She had a good sense of humor. She was talented in painting, crafts and sewing. She played a home organ. She loved an active social life. She was physically unwell with neck, foot and heart problems, high cholesterol, sleep and digestive problems since her retirement. She was always redecorating their home in Braintree MA.

1955 - She and her husband bought their first home at 7 Maple Park, Dorchester, MA from Mabel Josephine Robinson by deed dated 19 May 1955 recorded at Suffolk Co Registry, b 7057 p 88.

1966 -She and her husband sold their home at 7 O'Donnell Terr, [used to be Maple Park] Dorchester. The deed is recorded at the Suffolk Co Registry of Deeds, Boston, MA, b 8045 p 616. It states in part, that Patrick S Mostyn & Marion L Mostyn, husband and wife, as tenants by the entirety, both of Boston, Suffolk Co, MA, being married, for consideration paid, grant to Hugh D Hamilton & Helene K Hamilton, husband and wife, as tenants by the entirety, both of Boston, Suffolk Co, the land with the buildings thereon situated at 7 O'Donnell Terrace, previously known as Maple Park, in that part of Boston called Dorchester. The lot was 37' front and back, and 73' on the sides, for a total of 2692 sq ft [quite small]. The premises were conveyed to them by Mabel Josephine Robinson by deed dated 19 May 1955 recorded at Suffolk Co Registry, b 7057 p 88. Recorded 9 Jun 1966 at 11 hrs 13 mins am.

-On 10 June they bought their home at 36 Marjorie Rd, Braintree, MA, from George & Phoebe Ferguson of Braintree, Lot #229, containing 12,500 sq ft. On the same day they took out a mortgage with Edward Everett Federal Savings & Loan of Boston for $12,900. Deed & mortgage recorded at Norfolk Co Registry on 10 June 1966 at 12:01 pm, bk 4358 p 11-13.

2010 - Boston Globe, Wed, 13 Jan 2010, p B13:
MOSTYN, Marion L (Jacobs) of Gaithersburg, MD, formerly of Braintree, died on Sunday, January 10, 2010. Daughter of the late Samuel Jacobs and Rebecca (DeLaFuente) Jacobs. Devoted wife of the late Patrick S Mostyn. Beloved mother of Maureen C Seggelin of Quincy, Kevin P Mostyn of Tiburon, CA, and Judith Mostyn White, Esq, of Gaithersburg, MD. Loving sister of the late Lillian M Caudle and Samuel Jacobs. Cherished grandmother of 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 pm in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock Street, Quincy. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:15 am on Friday prior to the Funeral Mass in St Clare’s Church in Braintree at 10 am. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.
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