Look up Deedy in Websters Dictionary and you will see the following definition - \Deed"y\, a. Industrious; active. [R.] --Cowper. But to me Deedy is simply my last name and not a very common one at that. My Father always said "find yourself in a strange city? Open a phone book, find a Deedy and give them a call - chances are they are a relative." So, for all the Deedy's out there hello and welcome.

226 Vernon Street - Where are you?

I have been busy researching land records at the Worcester Registry of Deeds this week. While I am experiencing some success, one address is proving elusive.

In the 1900 Census the McDonough family listed 226 Vernon Street as their home, which Thomas McDonough owned and carried a mortgage on. Unfortunately that address now appears to be a parking lot. I could not find a book and page thread to follow to locate the original purchase or mortgage records. At one point I just started looking for any record on Vernon street and came across a 1910 plan. While it is unlikely any of the lots noted on the plan are for 226 Vernon (since the family already owned the property in 1900) some of the sales jargon in the 1910 plan is interesting and gives a peek into how home ownership was achieved by hard working immigrants.
Worcesters beautiful new addition

Situated on and surrounded by broad avenues

Grammont - Baltic
Overland Roads

Picturesque - Healthful

Streets, Sidewalks, and all improvements
10 minutes ride from City Hall
Accessible by four lines of Electrics

Beautiful Building Lots $250 to $300
First Payment $5.00 and only $1.25 to $2.50 per week.
No Mortgage, No Interest, No Taxes


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