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ommittee having charge of the arrangements for the Twenty-fourth National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, Boston, August i to 16, 1890. Mr. Fuller was born in Newport, N. H., November 28, 1817. He enlisted as a private September 4, 1861, in the ist Kansas Battery, served three years and ten months, being discharged July 17, 1865. He lived for many years in West Medford, Mass., and married there, September 27, 1865, Sarah Hovey Barnes, who died November, 1895. He died January I, 1899. He joined Post 66, G. A. R., June 10, 1884. E. M. G. I remember hearing Mr. Fuller recount his Kansas experiences on several occasions. On one occasion, he was the substitute for the absent entertainers on a rainy evening at the monthly sociable of the First Trinitarian Church. Once when his funds were low, and his woodpile was reduced to nothing, a load was left at his door, and on several occasions when he had no food, his needs were supplied from sources he could not h
ust as Medford became a city, as it shows no ward divisions. Various maps prepared by the city engineers, showing the water and sewer systems, have been included in the printed city reports. The latest we notice is that of Engineer Charnock, January I, 1916. This shows the ward and precinct lines, and such streets in Maiden, Somerville and Arlington as cross or are near boundaries. Judge Wait alluded to twenty-two plans of various localities in Medford that were recorded in Middlesex (Souor a thousand acres of province land and employed a surveyor to lay out the same. A plat and description thereof was required and was returned to the General Court in 1736. The grant of December 29 received the signature of Governor Belcher on January I, 1736-7 (see Massachusetts Archives, also elsewhere in this issue). There being no legislation requiring it, that committee probably considered the plan of Medford as unnecessary. In 1898 there was published by G. W. Stadly & Co. an Atlas o
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 22., A Medford garden and the gardener's notes. (search)
l. The vegetables from his garden supplied Mr. Bigelow's table; his house was called the seat of hospitality, and he himself was termed a hospitable neighbor. January th 18 1827 at 7 o'clock A. M. Glass was doun six degrees below zero. Next morning the same March 26 Saw the first swallow March 27 Apricot & peach in blo7 had the first frost. December 17 1827 Pickd. 18. Lemons witch weighed 18 lbs. 2 oz. Large weighed, 22. oz. Measured 17 inches one way 13, the other. 1828 Jan. th 16. pickd the first Jappan Rose Jan. 22 Glass down to Zero at Sunrise March th 9, Soed the first Peas & Reddishes March the 17 Nobless Peach in Blossos out of the Green House June th 30 Cut my Grass at the fountain house August. 15 had the first Earley Ann Peach October the 17 Sot out for Washington January th 31, 1829 Japan Rose in blossom April th 27 planted the Dwarf Imperial Pea May th 22 first Passion flower in blossom October, 22, Soed the field of Rye