Can anyone find these people on the 1860-1870 census?

Here they are in 1850: 1850 Census - Suffolk County, MA - Boston, 11th Ward, page 166 Daniel McLaughlin - 50 - Laborer - IRE Elizabeth McLaughlin - 43 - IRE Michael McLaughlin - 18 - Clerk - MA Wm. McLaughlin - 17 - Moulder - MA Daniel McLaughlin - 15 - MA Hannah McLaughlin - 11 - MA Mary McLaughlin - 6 -... show more Here they are in 1850:

1850 Census - Suffolk County, MA - Boston, 11th Ward, page 166
Daniel McLaughlin - 50 - Laborer - IRE
Elizabeth McLaughlin - 43 - IRE
Michael McLaughlin - 18 - Clerk - MA
Wm. McLaughlin - 17 - Moulder - MA
Daniel McLaughlin - 15 - MA
Hannah McLaughlin - 11 - MA
Mary McLaughlin - 6 - MA
Catharine McLaughlin - 4 - MA

In Nov 1850 the father Daniel dies. Widow Elizabeth is in the Boston city directories for 1851-1852, and then poof - she disappears. Only the son William can be found in 1860:

1860 Census - Boston - Suffolk Co, MA - 12th Ward, Page 361
Wm. McLaughlin - 24 - Moulder - MA
Kate McLaughlin - 25 - IRE
Mary E. McLaughlin - 2 - MA
Hannah McLaughlin - 1/12 - MA

Can't find Elizabeth or any of the other kids in 1860 or 1870 census; but she's still alive and kicking because she dies in Boston in 1875 as Elizabeth McLaughlin (so she apparently didn't remarry). So where's she been hiding? I've tried every spelling variation I can think of, but maybe someone more clever than me can ferret her out?
2 answers 2