Massachusetts Name Changes
 1780-1892

(Woburnites only)


List of Persons Whose Names Have Been Changed in This Commonwealth
page 52 [March 10, 1827]

That from and after the passing of this act, the several persons herein named, shall be known and called by the names they are hereby respectively allowed to assume, viz.: that Baxter B. Alcock, of Woburn, may take the name of Baxter B. Otis

List of Persons Whose Names Have Been Changed in This Commonwealth
page 60 [March 12, 1830]

that Ruth Smith, of Woburn, lately the wife of Nathaniel Smith, may take the name of Ruth Cummings

List of Persons Whose Names Have Been Changed in This Commonwealth
page 76 [April 8, 1835]

that Cheney Allen of Woburn, may take the name of George Cheney Allen

List of Persons Whose Names Have Been Changed in This Commonwealth
page 79 [April 16, 1836]

Benjamin Franklin Smith, a minor, of Woburn, may take the name of Benjamin Franklin Oakes Smith

List of Persons Whose Names Have Been Changed in This Commonwealth
page 82 [April 19, 1837]

Charles Brown, of Woburn, may take the name of Charles William Stevens;
William Greenough Blood, of Woburn, may take the name of William Townsend Perry

List of Persons Whose Names Have Been Changed in This Commonwealth
page 96 [March 3, 1842]

Cornelius Roswell Richardson, of Woburn, may take the name of Albert Richardson

List of Persons Whose Names Have Been Changed in This Commonwealth
page 99 [March 24, 1843]

Jonathan Nelson, of Woburn, may take the name of John Nelson

List of Persons Whose Names Have Been Changed in This Commonwealth
page 103 [March 16, 1844]

Benjamin Thorp Henderson, of Woburn, may take the name of Benjamin Thorp Henderson Porter

List of Persons Whose Names Have Been Changed in This Commonwealth
page 107 [March 25, 1845]

Calvin Richardson, 3d, of Woburn, may take the name of Calvin Baldwin Richardson; 

Henry Cain, of Woburn, may take the name of Henry Wendall

List of Persons Whose Names Have Been Changed in This Commonwealth
page 112 [April 16, 1846]

Julia Ann Caine, (the wife of Henry Caine, of Woburn, who has taken the surname of Wendall,) may now take the surname of Wendall; also, his daughter, Luella Bell Caine, may take the name of Julia Ann Wendall

List of Persons Whose Names Have Been Changed in This Commonwealth
page 117 [April 26, 1847]

William Penn Thompson, of Woburn, may take the name of George Thompson

List of Persons Whose Names Have Been Changed in This Commonwealth
page 120 [May 10, 1848]

Hannah S. Converse, of Woburn, minor, may take the name of Hannah S. Thompson


List of Persons Whose Names Have Been Changed in This Commonwealth

Date of Decree.: June 3, Original Name.: Catherine Floyd Clifton,* Name Decreed.: Ellen Elizabeth Hine, 
Residence.: Woburn. [p.147] Date of Decree.: 1857]

Date of Decree.: June 22, Original Name.: Henry Bigelow Somes,* Name Decreed.: Lewis Henry Whitney, 
Residence.: Woburn. [p.149] Date of Decree.: 1858]

Date of Decree.: June 14, Original Name.: John Knight, 3d, Name Decreed.: John Gould Knight,
Residence.: Woburn. [p.152] Date of Decree.: 1859]

Date of Decree.: Sept. 6, Original Name.: Sarah Jane Card,* Name Decreed.: Sarah Jane Parker,
Residence.: Woburn. [p.152] Date of Decree.: 1859]

Date of Decree.: June 28, Original Name.: Horace Joseph Butterworth,* Name Decreed.: Horace Joseph Allen,
Residence.: Woburn. [p.166] Date of Decree.: 1864]

Date of Decree.: Dec. 26, Original Name.: Alexis Dufresne,** Name Decreed.: Alexis Rivard Lavigne, Jr.,
Residence.: Woburn. [p.170] Date of Decree.: 1865]

Date of Decree.: Feb. 12, Original Name.: Oilver Craven Phillips,* Name Decreed.: Oilver Craven Parker,
Residence.: Woburn. [p.178] Date of Decree,: 1867]

Date of Decree.: Dec. 10, Original Name.: Mary Heald Underhill, Name Decreed.: Mary Heald Dix,
Residence.: Woburn. [p.178] Date of Decree,: 1867]

Date of Decree.: Dec. 1, Original Name.: Minard Stygles, Name Decreed.: Daniel Minard Webber,
Residence.: Woburn. [p.183] Date of Decree.: 1868]

Date of Decree.: Dec. 8, Original Name.: Francis Levi Page, Name Decreed.: Willis Luther Gould,
Residence.: Woburn. [p.183] Date of Decree.: 1868]

Date of Decree.: June 22, Original Name.: Norman Stygles, Name Decreed.: George Henry Webber,
Residence.: Woburn. [p.187] Date of Decree.: 1869]

Date of Decree.: Nov. 23, Original Name.: Susan Simonds Monroe, Name Decreed.: Susan Simonds Barnard,
Residence.: Woburn. [p.187] Date of Decree.: 1869

Date of Decree.: Nov. 1, Original Name.: Alice Putnarn, Name Decreed.: Cora Alice Fisher,
Residence.: Woburn. [p.191] Date of Decree.: 1870]

Date of Decree.: Jan. 10, Original Name.: Mary Ann Riley, Name Decreed.: Mary Ann Lynch,
Residence.: Woburn. [p.194] Date of Decree.: 1871]

Date of Decree.: May 16, Original Name.: Catharine Coughlin, Name Decreed.: Catherine Coughlin Robinson,
Residence.: Woburn. [p.194] Date of Decree.: 1871]

Date of Decree.: June 6, Original Name.: Charles Sullivan, Name Decreed.: Charles Timothy Mahoney,
Residence.: Woburn. [p.195] Date of Decree.: 1871]

Date of Decree.: Jan. 25, Original Name.: Mary Nag****e, Name Decreed.: Mary Lemoine,
Residence.: Woburn. [p.211] Date of Decree.: 1875]

Date of Decree.: May 28, Original Name.: Clara Amelia White, Name Decreed.: Clara Amelia Parker,
Residence.: Woburn. [p.217] Date of Decree.: 1876]

Date of Decree.: Nov. 27, Original Name.: Robert Henry Hannah, Name Decreed.: Robert George Simmons,
Residence.: Woburn[p.222] Date of Decree.: 1877]

Date of Decree.: Sept. 24, Original Name.: Arthur W. Richardson, Name Decreed.: Arthur Warren Richardson,
Residence.: Woburn. [p.228] Date of Decree.: 1878]

Date of Decree.: April 5, Original Name.: Gertrude A. Rockwood, Name Decreed.: Mary Gertrude Hemenway,
Residence.: Woburn. [p.242] Date of Decree.: 1881]

Date of Decree.: June 27, Original Name.: Joseph Henry Linnell, Name Decreed.: Joseph Henry Parker,
Residence.: Woburn. [p.248] Date of Decree.: 1882]

Date of Decree.: Sept. 5, Original Name.: Isabella Rebecca Wilde Spinney, Name Decreed.: Isabella Wilde Spinney Matthew, Residence.: Woburn. [p.248] Date of Decree.: 1882]

Date of Decree.: Oct. 28, Original Name.: Evelyn Oseanyan Emerson, Name Decreed.: Evelyn Russell Emerson,
Residence.: Woburn. [p.261] Date of Decree.: 1884]

Date of Decree.: April 14, Original Name.: John Francis Maginniss, Name Decreed.: John Innis French,
Residence.: Woburn. [p.266] Date of Decree.: 1885]

Date of Decree.: Sept. 22, Original Name.: Gertrude DeForrest Smith, *Name Decreed.: Gertrude Smith Waison,
Residence.: Woburn. [p.266] Date of Decree.: 1885]

Date of Decree.: March 22, Original Name.: Abbie Maud Nason, *Name Decreed.: Abbie Maud Dennis,
Residence.: Woburn. [p.278] Date of Decree.: 1887]

Date of Decree.: March 12, Original Name.: Lulu Parthow White, *Name Decreed.: Lulu Frances Rounds,
Residence.: Woburn. [p.282] Date of Decree.: 1888]

Date of Decree.: Nov. 6, Original Name.: Maud Ba****nister, *Name Decreed.: Lila Maud True,
Residence.: Woburn. [p.290] Date of Decree.: 1889]

 

* Changed by reason of adoption.


Source: Massachusetts State Government.
List of Persons Whose Names Have Been Changed in Massachusetts, 1780-1892. Boston: 1893.


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