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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lathrop, George Parsons -1898 (search)
Lathrop, George Parsons -1898 Author; born near Honolulu, Hawaii, Aug. 25, 1851; son of Dr. George A. Lathrop, then United States consul in that city. He was educated in private schools in New York City, and in Dresden, Germany; began his literary career when twenty years of age; and continued at it with indefatigable energy till the close of his life. He excelled both in poetry and prose, and was a critic of high merit in art and literature. He was also prominent as an editorial writer. He married Rose, a daughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne, in 1871. His publications include A Study of Hawthorne; In the distance; Rose and roof-tree poems; Newport; Spanish Vistas; Behind time; Libretto of the scarlet letter; A story of courage, etc. He also edited the standard edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne's works. At different times he was assistant editor of the Atlantic monthly and the Boston Courier; and editor of the Providence Visitor. He died in New York City, April 19, 1898.
Notes Names of those whose graves were marked by the Historical Society, April 19, 1898: John Blanchard, Thomas Bradshaw, Thomas Binford, Capt. Caleb Brooks, Lt.-Col. John Brooks (received title General after close of war), Rev. Edward Brooks (Chaplain), Hezekiah Blanchard, Hezekiah Blanchard, Jr., Jonas Dickson, Benjamin Francis, Benjamin Floyd, Benjamin Floyd, John Le Bosquet, Rev. David Osgood (Chaplain), John Oakes, Lt. Jonathan Porter, James Richardson, John Stimson, Johnes Symmes, Thomas Savels or Sables, Maj. Samuel Swan (received title after close of war), Benjamin Tufts, Samuel Tufts, Samuel Tufts, 3d, Corp. James Tufts, Jr., Samuel Teal, Ebenezer Tufts, Jonathan Tufts, David Vinton. Unknown soldiers, probably from New Hampshire or Maine, who died in Medford during siege of Boston. Mr. John H. Hooper, whose portrait appears in this number of the Register, and whose article on the bridg
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 8., New Hampshire soldiers in Medford. (search)
for these New Hampshire men, but the spot could not be identified at first. The place was at last happily located by the grandson of Mr. Brooks before mentioned, Mr. J. W. Vining of this city, who came to this burying ground and pointed out the spot, repeating the words his grandfather had said to him years before, Remember what I tell you. Some time some one will want to know. Strangely enough the question had never before been asked him, and he had never before repeated the story. April 19, 1898, the Medford Historical Society placed thirty S. A. R. markers upon graves in this city, most of them here, and each succeeding Memorial Day since it has been the pleasant privilege of this chapter to add to each marker an American flag and a laurel wreath. In 1900 the stone opposite, which was formerly the doorstone of her home on Fulton street (a name given in her honor to what had been the Stoneham road), was erected and dedicated to Mrs. Fulton. How closely woven have been the