fications, with a voice of great expression of feeling.
He was born in Somerville and later moved to Boston.
He displayed a taste for singing when very young.
He spent many years in Germany and Austria, where he became a celebrated opera singer.
The Emperor of Austria frequently requested Mr. Adams to sing before him and his friends at Vienna, and Mr. Adams brought home to America a laurel wreath presented him while abroad.
Antonio F. de Navarro received reflected glory by his marriage(1889) with Mary Anderson, the beautiful actress.
We mention him 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 boys and girls for whom our city today is spending money so generously to provide them with elegant school
, 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 received a unanimous vote each time.
He has always been very active in town and city affairs, serving as town auditor and selectman, also as a member of the School Committee, Park Commission and Sinking Fund Commission.
He is a director and trustee of the Medford Savings Bank, and was one of the original organizers of the Medford Co-operative Bank, serving as vice-president and president.
Owing to poor health he has recently re