n the year 1836.
He became principal of Warren Academy in Woburn, Mass., and remained there until the year 1842, when he went to North Carolina for his health, where he remained about one year.
On his return he came to Medford and taught the West Grammar School, then located in the old brick schoolhouse on the rear of the Unitarian Church lot on High street. (The high school was also in the same building.) His connection with this school commenced in August, 1843, and terminated in the year 1846.
During his term of service the school was transferred into the new high and grammar schoolhouse on High street. This house was three stories in height and stood with its gable end towards the street.
The lower story was of brick and was divided by a partition from front to back.
It was opened half an hour or so before school in the morning for the accommodation of the pupils; in cold weather it was heated, and was much appreciated by the pupils, especially those who came from a distance.
In recent years his successors placed on their sign, Established 1825.
Henry Withington had never learned the trade or business of a baker by apprenticeship, but with good judgment gained by observation, took up the occupation, and with a partner, and employing experienced help, started in business in that year.
The ovens that Withington and Lane used were those of some earlier baker and were located in the rear of Mr. Barker's house.
This house was moved beyond Gravelly brook in 1846 to make room for the Mystic church.
After two years Mr. Lane went out and Mr. Withington continued in business by himself.
But on December 25, 1827, he took in another partner, as he married Eunice Blanchard, daughter of the famous Medford innkeeper, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. Caleb Stetson, who had early in that year begun a pastorate in Medford of twenty-one years. They came to live in the house on Salem street, across River street from the ancient burial ground, which was