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Frederick James MALLETT

Frederick James MALLETT

Male 1873 - 1937  (64 years)

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  • Name Frederick James MALLETT 
    Birth 13 Jul 1873  Sauk County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Photo Abt 1900  Portland, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    James Mallett Family
    James Mallett Family
    This photo may have been taken c. 1900, shortly after the family arrived in Portland.

    Back row, left to right:

    Frederick James Mallett, Martha Helen (Mallett) Cohoon, Orcelia (Mallett) Rinker, & William Henry Mallett.

    Front Row, left to right:

    Elizabeth Henrietta (Mallett) Brice, Lydia Orcelia (Williams) Mallett, Gaylord Benjamin Mallett, James Frederick Mallett, and Sarah (Mallett) Sylvester.

    Courtesy Bud Irwin.
    Occupation Abt 1903  Portland, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • He was a detective with the Portland Police Force. His death cert says he worked as a detective right up to Nov. 1937, just one month before his death, and that he worked in that occupation for 34 years.
    Anecdote 20 Jun 1910  Portland, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    'The Green Trunk Mystery'
    "The Green Trunk Mystery"
    This is a story that appeared in the November 1948 issue of "True Detective" magazine. Fred Mallett, in his capacity as a Portland Police Detective, is mentioned several times. Fred was dead by the time this was published, and the precise date that the murder occurred is not stated, but the story begins with "On the night of Monday, June 20th", and ends with references to Governor Oswald West of Oregon, two pieces of information that allow us to pinpoint the year in which the murder must have occurred. Governor West served a single term, from January 1911 to January 1915, so his role obviously fits within that time frame. June 20th fell on a Monday in 1910, so that must be when the crime was committed.
    Residence 26 Apr 1915  1275 Burrage Street, Portland, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 26 Apr 1930  North Tigard, Washington County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • He was a Police Detective working for the city. They owned their home, worth $6000.00.
    Note
    • Information about wife and children is taken from his obit. No ages or birthdates are given. He died in 1937. An earlier article in 1931 about him says he has three children, but no names are given.
    SW Group
    UKC 1881
    Alternate Name Fred Mallett  [5
    Reference Number M1FJ586 
    Residence 21 Apr 1934  Portland, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence Bef 15 Dec 1937  5803 SE Bush, Portland, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Death 15 Dec 1937  Oregon State Hospital, Salem, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • He died of Cardio-Vascular-("Revol"?)-Disease.
    Fred Mallett Obituary
    Fred Mallett Obituary
    Burial Aft 15 Dec 1937  [1
    • The undertakers were Holman and Sietz.
    Person ID I586  Southwest
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2020 

    Father James Frederick MALLETT,   b. 29 Mar 1828, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 25 Dec 1909, 879 Syracuse Street, Portland, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Lydia Orcelia WILLIAMS,   b. 14 Jun 1834, Harrisburg, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 Apr 1915, 1275 Burrage Street, Portland, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 80 years) 
    Marriage 6 Jul 1853  Eagle Harbour, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Agnes P HAMLIN,   b. 1874   d. 1943, Seattle, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 69 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1893  Portland, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    • Fred gave his "age at first marriage" as 20 in the 1930 census, which gives a marriage year of 1893.
    Divorce Est 1897  Portland, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • The divorce is assumed to have taken place in Portland, since Fred is known to have been living there, and continued to live there afterwards.
    Children 
    +1. George Ransom MALLETT,   b. 3 Aug 1895, Forest Glen, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 4 Jul 1976, Seattle, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 80 years)
     2. Curtis M MALLETT,   b. 1896, Forest Glen, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1920, Seattle, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 24 years)
    Family ID F560  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anna L TAYLOR,   b. 11 Mar 1870, Buena Vista, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 31 Mar 1949, 8035 SW Capital Hill Road, Portland (Rural), Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 79 years) 
    Marriage Est 1917  Portland, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 8
    • Her surname, at the time of her marriage to Fred, according to several sources, was TAYLOR; but her father's name, accoring to her death certificate, was SMITH. The person who supplied the information on the death cert (informant) was Wm C Taylor, so there is obviously a Taylor connection. Perhaps she too had been married before she married Fred, Taylor being her first married name, and Wm C Taylor was a son from this previous marriage.

      The 1930 census provides evidence that she was indeed married to someone else before Fred, because she gave her "Age at First Marriage" as 16, which gives a marriage year of 1886.
    Children 
     1. Jeanette A MALLETT,   b. Abt 1918, Portland, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F218  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 13 Jul 1873 - Sauk County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - Abt 1893 - Portland, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorce - Est 1897 - Portland, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPhoto - Abt 1900 - Portland, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Abt 1903 - Portland, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAnecdote - 20 Jun 1910 - Portland, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 26 Apr 1915 - 1275 Burrage Street, Portland, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - Est 1917 - Portland, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 26 Apr 1930 - North Tigard, Washington County, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 21 Apr 1934 - Portland, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Bef 15 Dec 1937 - 5803 SE Bush, Portland, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 15 Dec 1937 - Oregon State Hospital, Salem, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Frederick James Mallett
    Frederick James Mallett
    This photo was probably taken when he joined the Portland Police Force c. 1898.

  • Sources 
    1. [S123] Death Cert, Mallett, Fred, 123.

    2. [S3529] Wikipedia West, Oswald, 3529.

    3. [S3530] Jerry Wallace, Article, True Detective 1948, (November, 1948), M01D01.

    4. [S127] Death Cert, Mallett, Lydia O, 127.

    5. [S304] USC, 1930, Mallett, Fred, (National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)), 304.

    6. [S107] Obit, WH Mallett (Portland), 107.

    7. [S41] Interview, Mallett, Donald, XXN4P169S41.

    8. [S124] Death Cert, Mallett, Anna L, 124.