married Josephine P. Kegler, a native of Weinheim, Germany.
In 1855 he came to Boston and started in business on Washington street, opposite the old Herald building, being the first manufacturing furrier in the city.
He was burned out in the great fire of 1872, but opened a new store on Summer street, which later, when his sons joined him in business, was moved to Washington street and then to Tremont street, where it was known as Edward Kakas & Sons.
Before coming to Medford to live, in 1858, Mr. Kakas lived in Brookline.
His first home here was on Prescott street; from there he moved to Allston street, and in 1862 or 1863 he bought the property on Irving street, which was his home until his death.
Here he indulged his love for gardening and cultivated rare flowers.
Mr. Kakas became a naturalized citizen in 1886, when, wishing to visit his native land, he found that, having left it as a political refugee, he could not safely return except as a citizen of his adopted country.
have been connected with Medford's history: Mr. George Barr, who married Maria Lawrence, purchased, but never occupied, the Royall House.
The last of his life was lived in a house built by his brother-in-law, Samuel T. Ames, on Oakland, corner of Chestnut street. Mr. Ames's son, James Barr Ames, was dean of Harvard Law School.
Another brother-in-law, Sanford B. Perry, Esq., built and occupied the house next to Mr. Ames.
A sister, Miss C. Frances Barr, was a Medford teacher from 1853 to 1858.
Medford's school report for 1854 has the following:—
The Everett Primary School, taught by Miss C. Frances Barr, maintains with great evenness its former high reputation.
An incumbrance of overgrown and ignorant boys, some, twelve years of age, whom the committee thought it wise and just to retain at their true level, has been a source of trial to teacher and committee; but the perseverance of Miss Barr has not been thereby foiled of its reward.
Miss Ellen M. Barr, the youngest of