Wednesday, June 24, 2009

In Memoriam: Jim Carr 1927 - 2009

Veteran CCGS member Jim Carr passed away on June 10, 2009, in North Chatham, MA, after a long illness.

Jim joined the Cape Cod Genealogical Society in 1987 (Member No. 436) and was a constant contributor to the CCGS Library and the Bulletin.

Born in Quincy, MA, he grew up and attended schools in Bronxville, NY, Boston and Dennis. He was a Merchant Marine and Army veteran of World War II and Korea. He worked as an analyst and stockbroker for Blyth, Eastman Dillon, and in the Bursar's office at New York University in New York. He moved to Plympton in 1979, where he began a vineyard and Christmas tree farm, and in 1986 he moved to Dennis.

An avid historian, genealogist, photographer and researcher, his varied interests included clipper ships, Cape Cod and Dennis history, veterans' service, and postcard and autograph collecting.

Jim is often remembered as someone always ready to help with research. "He felt in doing so, he learned new things," said one CCGS friend and colleague. "Learning was certainly his passion."

A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 26, at 10 a.m., in the Dennis Union Church, Dennis. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Dennis Memorial Library, 1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638.