Photos from Roberta's Family Tree Her father: W. John Hockridge Her mother: Margaret Yule Smith Hockridge
Frederick Wright---Adeline's Father
Born between 1835 and 1840 in Loughborough England. Married Fannie Wells. Father of Adeline Wright Niles Vrooman Whitehouse. Grandfather of Marion Niles Hockridge and Pauline Niles Messier. He was Commodore of the South Boston Yacht Club, and he owned a two-masted yacht (schooner) named "Starlight". He won many trophies, two of which we have in the family. One is a sterling silver pitcher inscribed as follows: 1st Prize Keel 2d Class July 5, 1869 Won by Sloop Starlight S.B.Y.C. The other trophy is a large ironstone (or ceramic) milk pitcher with painting of schooner on it with banner on top with name of "Starlight" on it. No date on this one. He was also Captain of Engine Company #15 of the Boston Fire Department and he was at the great fire in Boston in 1872 for 3 days and nights. This fire destroyed a very large part of Boston.