William E Tune

- born Uruguay, died USA -

William E TUNE was born about 1833 Montevideo Uruguay,  parents John Tune and
Elizabeth Hooper. William's occupation was hair dresser at the time of his marriage [from
marriage record FS] His death record [FS] records his father as
John Tune of Dover and mother
Elizabeth Ho0per of Plymouth.

William arrived in the USA about 1848 according to 1880 census.  

Sarah Jane Busby born Staten Is NY parents John Busby [born Ireland] and his first wife
Rachel Stagg
. Sarah's first marriage was to John R Allen, a shoemaker, on 9th March 1854 in
Chelsea Massachusetts. John R A
llen died on 30th September 1854 of inflammation of the

Marriage: 6th August 1855 Chelsea Suffolk Massachusetts. William E Tune a hairdresser aged
22 was born South America, parents John and Elizabeth.
Sarah J. B. 'Allen' aged 22 was born
Staten Island, parents John and Rachel. It was her second marriage.

Children: [FS]

Harriet Louisa Tune born 23rd August 1856. Died 1865 aged 9 – congestion of brain.

Mary Elizabeth Tune born 16th August 1858 – father an expressman. Died  1899 aged 41  -
meningitis. 1880 census -idiotic

Sarah Frances Tune born 23rd May 1860. Father a teamster residing Shawmat.  Died 1860
aged 3 months  - cholera infantum
. Cholera Infantum (or summer diarrhea of infants) was a
major cause of infant death in the late 1800s. The term cholera described the symptoms that the
infant experience.

Susan Odessa Tune born July 1859 in Nova Scotia according to the 1900 census but no birth
record found. Not in the family home in 1865 state census.  At home in 1870 census. 1880
census residing with Busby family and giving her place of birth as Nova Scotia. Never married.  
Died 16th January 1929 Pawtucket Rhode Island and buried in the Busby plot. Her death
registration gives her parents as William E Tune and Sarah Busby but
Was she an adopted

George William Tun
e born 30th August 1861. Died 22nd January 1862 aged 4 months 22
days –scarlet fever

Alexander John Tune born 16th November 1862. Working in a foundry. Married Sarah M
8th November 1895

William Edward Tune born 9th July 1865.  Aged 34 could not R/W 1880 census idiotic. Died
1906 aged 41 – cerebral meningitis

James B Tune born 1866, died 1866 aged 15 days - canker

Wayland Wilson Tune born 9th December 1867. Died 1870 aged 2 years 11 months 5 days –
scarlet fever

Elbridge Thomas Tune born 29th September 1870 died 1892 aged 22 – pneumonia. 1880
census idiotic

Margaret Jane Tune born 18th September 1871. Father an Expressman. Died 1885 aged 13 –
spinal meningitis. 1880 census - idiotic

Louis Herbert Tune born 12th August 1876. Aged 23 could not R/W. 1880 census –idiotic.  
Died 1926 [Mass death Index -Ancestry] as Louie H Tune, Easton Massachusetts


1855 Massachusetts State Census
shows William E aged 22, a barber born South America
residing in Chelsea Suffolk, Mass, with Sarah J B  Tune aged 22 born New York, Elizabeth
Jacobs aged 55 born England, Elizabeth Tune aged 18 born South America and Charlotte
Jacobs aged 15 born South America.
Note Charlotte Jacobs born Monte Video daughter of Levi
and Elizabeth died of Typhoid fever in 1861.
1850 census shows Levi and Elizabeth Jacobs with
daughters Elizabeth and Charlotte. Could Elizabeth senior be Elizabeth Hooper who married
for a second time?

1860 Census: residing Chelsea Suffolk Massachusetts. William E aged 27 expressman born
Montevideo, Sarah J aged 27, Harriet L aged 4, Mary e aged 2, Sarah F aged 2 months.

1863 Massachusetts civil war draft records: William E Tune of Billingham Street Chelsea aged
29 born South America, a teamster

1865 State Census records William E aged 31 and expressman, Sarah aged 31, and children
Harriett L aged 9, Mary E aged 7, and Alexander aged 3.

1870 Census: Residing Chelsea Suffolk Massachusetts. William E aged 36, expressman born
South America, Sarah J aged 36 keeping house, Mary E aged 11 dumb can not read or write,
Susan O aged 10 attended school, Alexander aged 8 attended school, William E Junior aged 5,
Wayland W aged 3, Elbridge T aged 9 months [born September]

1880 Census: residing at Easton Bristol Massachusetts. William E a farmer aged 47, Sarah J
aged 46 keeping house, Mary E aged 22 at home idiot, Alexander J aged 16 'in foundary',
William E aged 14 idiot, Elbridge T aged 10 idiot, Margaret J aged 8 idiot.

1880 US Federal Census Schedule of Defective, Dependant and Delinquent Classes records 5
of the Tune children, Mary E, William E, Eldridge, Margaret and Louis under the classification
'idiots. They have suffered from the condition since birth and the cause is unknown. Their head
size is natural and they have never been in an institution.

1900 US Census: residing Foundary Street, Easton, Bristol Massachusetts. William born Dec
1833, South America, aged 66, married 43 years, arrived in 1848, 52 years in US, a citizen,
farmer. Sarah born Dec 1833, New York, aged 66, married 43 years, has given birth to 11 [14?]
children, 3 still living. Son William E born July 1865 aged 34 single, cant read or write. Son
Louis H born August 1876, single, cant read or write.

1910 Census: residing ? Avenue, Easton, Sarah aged 76, widow, given birth to 9 children, 2
living, with son Alexander W J aged 46, married for 15 years, dairy farmer, his wife Sarah M
aged 50, given birth to 1 child, none living. Also 'Loui' H aged 34.


William E Tune born Montevideo, Uruguay, died 22nd August 1904 at Easton Massachusetts.
Cause of death was suicide by hanging – senile dementia or melancholia lasting 3 or more
years. Father John Tune born Dover, England, mother Elizabeth Hooper born Plymouth,
England. Occupation, farmer. Buried Garden Cemetery, Chelsea, Suffolk, USA

Sarah J Tune, maiden name Busby born 18th December 1833 Staten Island, died 12th
October 1912 at Easton Massachusetts. Cause of death was progressive senile paralysis. Her
father was John Busby born Ireland, her mother was Rachel Stagg born Staten Island. Her
occupation was housewife. She is buried with husband William and 3 of their children.