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The first residents of
this house were Elizabeth Shapleigh (1876-????), her father James
(1842-1930), and adopted son Douglas. James Shapleigh was a Brookline
native. He had been listed as a dry goods merchant in the 1920 Census
and a sugar broker in 1910. He died soon after the family moved
to Hancock Road.
Douglas H. Shapleigh
was shown in the 1920 Census as Douglas Hebburn,
six-years old, a ward of the Shapleighs. By 1930, he had been adopted.
The 1930 U.S. Census shows the residents as: James H. Shapleigh,
88; Elizabeth A. Shapleigh, 54; Douglas H. Shapleigh, 17 (adopted
son); and Clara M. Morris, 51, servant, born Irish Free State. The
house was valued at $20,500.
The Shapleighs were listed
at this address in the Street List from 1930 through 1936.
They were succeeded by
Israel (1888-1975) and Matilda Wald (c1894-1970) who moved here
from Roxbury. Both were born in Masachusetts of parents who had
immigrated from Russia. Israel Wald was in the wholesale meat business
and was at one time president of the New England Meat Wholesalers’
Association. The Walds had a son, Stanley, who was 12 yeard old
when they moved to Hancock Road.
The Wald family was listed
in the Street List from 1937 until the late 1970s.