birth occurred in the house on High street, later the home of Rev. Charles and Miss Lucy Ann Brooks, June 15, 1830.
His later boyhood home was the parsonage house, erected on the site of the present St. Joseph's parochial residence.
His early education was in the schools of Medford (public and private), and his college course was at Harvard, graduating there in 1849.
After study in the Dane Law
Zzz. to the bar in 1854.
His father's pastorate (of twenty-one years) in Medford closed in 1848, prior to the son's graduation, and this may account for the settlement of this Medford boy elsewhere.
He began the practise of law in New Bedford, in 1854, associated himself with an eminent and established law firm, and himself attained and maintained high rank.
This is evidenced by the important cases of both public and private business with which he had to do. After a long and successful career, he was succeeded by his sons, under the name of Stetson & Stetson; but he kept up his daily
Hungary, August 12, 1828, the eldest son of Kokesch Josef and Szarka Teriz.
Educated in his native city, he there learned the furrier's trade from his father, who later established him in business.
On the outbreak of the Hungarian revolution in 1848 he, with hosts of other young men, left everything to join the army under Louis Kossuth, the Hungarian national hero.
Kossuth was born in 1802, and when he grew to manhood entered upon a political career.
In his teachings, which were considered very radical by the ruling powers, but were eagerly accepted by the young men of the nation, he advocated the emancipation of the peasants, the freedom of the press, and an independent government for Hungary.
In 1848, which has been called the year of revolution, Europe was honeycombed with revolutionary ideas.
The despotism of the government, which ground down the laboring class, gave rise to increasing discontent and led to a widespread movement to bring the conditions of society up to a