To enable Mr. Gregg to reach his store from Main street, a bridge was built over the old runway to the river.
It was in Gregg's stable that the great fire of 1850 began.
When Mr. Gregg took possession of the northern half of James' yard, Mr. Benjamin Moore moved his blacksmith shop from the other side of the street to the southerly part of the yard, and his family moved from Union street to the Joseph James house.
Mr. Moore, in company with John Fall, a shipsmith, and J. T. Barker, a teamster, took the teaming business of Mr. Gregg after his death.
The latter was killed by being caught between two cars while unloading freight at the Boston & Lowell Railroad at West Medford.
Mr. James Winneck succeeded him in the grocery business.
Next south of Mr. Moore's property was a dwelling house occupied by the family of Mrs. Daniel Symmes, and by William Butters, known as Hokum Butters, who worked at teaming with his oxen.
George W. Symmes carried on his father's blac
k all done, Life's victory won, Now cometh rest.
Principals 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.
Vol. 6, last five lines p. 17, and first two lines p. 18 should read: Mr. [Benjamin] Moore, in company with John Fall, a shipsmith, and J. T. Barker, a teamster, took the business of Alexander Gregg (see vol. 5, p. 93) after his death.
Mr. Moore was killed by being caught between two cars while unloading freight at the Boston & Lowell railroad in West Medford.
Mr. James Winneck succeeded Mr. James B. Gregg in the grocery business.
Medford in 1847.
[The following paper was read by Mr. Charles Cummings before the Medford Historical Society, November 17, 1902.
The first part of this paper was devoted to the churches.