- He is listed in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census with his parents and two siblings; he is 5 at that time. In the 1880 US Census for Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts, Francis E. Webster, a. 29, is a shoe cutter. In his household are his wife Harriet A., a. 27, daughter Harriet A., a. 5, son Francis E., a. 4, and daughter Mattie L., a. 1. Also in the household is his single sister-in-law Caroline L. Fish, a. 21, a paper box maker.
In the 1889 Bradford [Mass.] City Directory, a Francis E. Webster is listed as a shoe cutter living at 42 Locke and at 21 Ferry . This is likely Charles’s son because Charles E. is listed as living on Locke and was formerly a shoemaker. [1, 2, 3]