should be called Co. E, 5th Regt., M. V. M., and should bear the name Lawrence Light Guard, but that the captain and 1st lieutenant of the Rifles, Warren W. Manning and Fred. W. Dorr, should head the new organization.
Lieut. Jophanus H. Whitney, of the Light Guard, was made 2d lieutenant.
The consolidated company was organized May 5, 1874. Lieut. Dorr resigned the following September, and J. H. Whitney and Charles M. Green were commissioned 1st and 2d lieutenants.
Capt. Manning resigned in 1876, and J. H. Whitney became captain.
Rifle practice was inaugurated during his term of service.
Through a combination of circumstances, the interest in the State militia began to wane about 1880, and the Light Guard suffered with the whole.
In 1881, it is recorded under the date of September 6, the celebrated yellow day, that eight men and one officer answered roll call and started for muster.
The largest company in the regiment mustered only twenty-eight men on the opening day. On the f
as a member of the Board of Trustees, he devoted a large amount of time to advancing its interests and making it more useful to the community.
While living in Stoneham he became a member of the local Post of the Grand Army.
In the summer of 1876 he was appointed to the Medford High School, and from that time his life was lived peacefully but forcefully in our midst, and grew to be such a part of us that it seemed as if he had always belonged to us. The vacation of 1880 was spent in a walkals of Medford High School, 1835-1903.
Charles Mason, 1835; Luther Farrar, 1835–'36; Daniel Forbes, 1836–'41; Isaac Ames, 1841–'44; M. T. Gardner, 1844; Edwin Wright, 1844–'45; James Waldock, 1845–'46; Charles Cummings, 1846–‘76; Lorin L. Dame, 1876-1903; Leonard J. Manning, 1903.
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was imprisonment for debt in the common gaol.
Heber Reginald Bishop.
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record for April prints a sketch, with portrait, of Heber Reginald Bishop, who died in New York, December 10, 1902.
Mr. Bishop was born in Medford, March 11, 1840, and was the youngest son of Nathaniel Holmes Bishop and Mary Smith Farrar.
He was educated at the Medford High School and at the academy in North Yarmouth, Maine.
In 1856, he began his business career, and five years after was the head of a prosperous house in Cuba, where he remained until 1876, when he returned to this country.
He then became interested in some of the largest enterprises in New York city, and spent his leisure time in travelling and collecting art treasures from all lands.
Mr. Bishop presented to the Metropolitan Museum of Art one of the finest collections of jade in existence.
In 1902 he completed an illustrated catalogue of it, which is also a valuable book of reference.