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Historic leaves, volume 2, April, 1903 - January, 1904, Literary men and women of Somerville. (search)
Not infrequently Mr. Jackson uttered a wise maxim in the midst of his jokes, as: The man who always says what he thinks should think well what he says. Again, The man who knows that he doesn't know everything, knows something. So said Socrates. Mr. Jackson contributed to the Boston Courier, the Boston Commercial Bulletin, the New York Independent, and the Atlantic Monthly. He wrote many songs, and was the author of a popular opera-cantata, called The Cranberry Pickers. He died December 9, 1898, aged fifty-eight years. As a means of preparing for an easy transition a little later from the men to the women writers of Somerville, let us speak of the Munroe family. Edwin Munroe, of Scotch descent, married Eliza (?) Fowle, of Lexington. Three children of these parents, a brother and two sisters, have intimate relation with the literary history of Somerville. These are Edwin Munroe, who married Nancy Thorning, Eliza Ann Munroe, who married Rev. Henry Bacon, and Martha Fowle M