is History of the American Stage 1733-1870, says Mrs. Bannister was born in Chester, N. H., and that her maiden name was Green.
Records of the New York Stage 1750-1860, by Joseph N. Ireland, states that she was born of a respectable family in the State of New Hampshire, and a third authority says that her maiden name was Green.
tints from the sky that have given the glow to so many of his pictures, to be used at a later time, for though he lived abroad many years he returned to America in 1860, and from the following item in the Art journal, May, 1875, we may infer that Medford was placed under contribution for art's sake: Brown's Sunrise, Genoa ,because he was a pupil at the A. K. Hathaway private school on Chestnut street, where there were many students of Spanish extraction.
(The school lasted from 1846-1860.)
Who can say that Medford has not an interesting history back of her with plenty of variety?
Is there not enough charm in it to attract the attention of the b
us parts of the United States. Mr. Spinney was one of the seven and served as secretary of the conference.
During his administration free delivery was established and the office considerably enlarged.
He is now engaged in the real estate business at Pine Bluffs, North Carolina.
J. Henry Norcross was appointed postmaster June 17, 1897, and has served continuously since.
Mr. Norcross came to Medford from Lexington in June, 1859, and was employed in the dry-goods store of T. W. Savage.
In 1860 a fire destroyed this store and he went to Portsmouth, N. H., where he was employed for two years. He then became connected with the firm of Lewis, Coleman and Company, wholesale dry-goods merchants in Boston, and returned to Medford to live.
He continued with this house for fifteen years. Later he entered the retail dry-goods business, having stores in Boston, Springfield and Manchester, N. H. He served as Representative in 1889 and 1890, being nominated by the Republicans and Democrats and
hat they remained there only till January, 1845, when they removed to Washington street. In 1850 my father and Mr. J. A. Smith bought the house, my father going back to his old rooms on the east side and Mr. Smith occupying the west side.
Before 1860 Mr. Smith sold out to my father.
My grandfather built his house about 1842.
At that time all his children were unmarried except his oldest son.
To illustrate the village life of Medford in the ‘60s a description of these two estates and sometns for these young folks who had a forest at the back door.
I remember only one house on the north side of Salem street beyond the old place, a pretty dwelling owned by W. O. Fiske.
The two houses just west of the car barns were occupied about 1860 by my uncles, George W. and Henry M. Wild, who operated the slaughter house which stood at the end of a lane which ran between them.
Before my remembrance Mr. George Wild removed to Danvers, but Mr. Henry Wild lived in the house afterward owned b