father to the man, and perhaps the lad acquired in this place the love for trees that has made his name known throughout the world as the able professor of horticulture and arboriculture, the director of the Botanic Garden of Harvard University, Charles Sprague Sargent, a man of many honors, one of the latest having been noticed in the Outlook, August 22, 1917.
In 1850 Francis A. Gray, youngest child of Samuel and Mary, bought the property of the Sargents.
He was born in this house October 5, 1813, and died there, December, 1888.
He married Helen Wyckoff Wainwright of New York, 1857, who died September 12, 1895.
They had two children, who married and left Medford-Mary, now a widow, living in Paris, France, and Francis A. Gray, with wife and two children, living in Evanston, Wyoming. One of these children was born in Medford.
In 1892 the property passed to strangers, having been owned until then, from the time the house was built, by descendants of Samuel Gray.
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