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Margaret Charlton

June 26, 1925 ~ July 5, 2020 (age 95)

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Margaret Frances “Peg” Charlton (Blackmur) born in Boston on June 26, 1925 and passed peacefully in Hingham, MA on July 5, 2020 at the age of 95 years.

Peg was a Hinghamite through and through. She attended Derby Academy in Hingham, and remained connected to Derby throughout the years as a teacher and active alumni.  Peg attended Beaver Country Day School in Brookline and later Katy Gibbs School in Boston. Summers were spent at The Hingham Yacht Club as well as family homes on Martha’s Vineyard and Scraggy Neck in Falmouth where Peg enjoyed sail boat racing and the beaches of Buzzards Bay.

Peg’s first love was her family, she spoke ever so fondly of her time growing up in Hingham  and spending much time with her cousins and loved their large family gatherings at their home on  Summer Street. 

Peg and Charles Charlton were married in 1957 and divorced in 1975.  Peg lived in Norwell, MA along the North River for 20 years and moved back to Hingham, MA in 1982.

Peg adored her nephew Stanley R. Blackmur and grand -nephews Kevin P.R. Blackmur and Caleb D.D. Blackmur spending time to learn about their interests including Boston sports teams and the game of lacrosse.

Peg was deeply interested in Astrology, she would spend time researching the astrological charts of relatives, friends and new acquaintances to better understand them.

As an avid writer and historian it was important to Peg to share and preserve her experiences growing up in Hingham during WWII. She penned a book called “The War Years Remembered” which is written from the perspective of a teenager growing up in Hingham just before, during and after WWII. Derby Academy included Peg’s book in their history curriculum and Peg was a guest speaker for the students.

Peg worked for many years until the age of 89 as a contributing writer at The Hingham Journal providing historical articles and research for the paper including the Yesteryears photo and the world weather report.  She was very proud of contributing to and appearing in the Hingham Shipyard documentary
 “Remembering the Hingham Shipyard” and for providing photos for the photo panel project and story boards that adorn the sides of many of the merchant buildings preserving the history of the shipyard.

Always willing to assist community groups with her historical research skills, Peg provided research for many citizens group regarding the Greenbush Line Commuter Rail Train being revitalized from Boston to Scituate.

Peg was predeceased by her parents Richard Blackmur, Sr. and Winifred Blackmur (Marshall), her Brother Richard Blackmur, Jr. and his wife Sonja N. Blackmur (Sieling)

She is survived by her nephew Stanley and his wife Mary Ann (Rose)of Hingham, MA , her grand-nephews Kevin P.R. Blackmur of Somerville, MA and Caleb D.D. Blackmur and his fiancée Allison Achtel of Chicago, Illinois and her cousin Heidi Proctor (Visser) of Hingham, MA .


Funeral services will be private.

In Lieu of Flowers Donations may be made in Peg’s name to:

The Hingham Historical Society or The Scituate Animal Shelter.



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