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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 10., Mrs. Caroline Rebecca Hayes, (search)
Mrs. Caroline Rebecca Hayes, A member of this society, was a native of the old town of Medford. She was the oldest daughter of Capt. James W. and Rebecca (Wade) Brooks, who resided on the spot now occupied by the Odd Fellows Building, and was there born, October 24, 1822. The days of her childhood and youth were spent in the very heart of our old town, and her education was obtained in our public schools, she being a graduate of our high school in one of the earliest years of its history. She removed to the then adjoining town of Woburn, in 1847. In one of the later years of the 50's she became engaged to a man of wealth and prominence in that town, who died soon after, leaving to her a substantial legacy as also to Tufts College. In 1873 (Feb. 17) she united in marriage with Col. Henry B. Hayes, being his fifth wife. A European trip followed the wedding, and after their return a tasteful dwelling was erected under the colonel's supervision, and there for twenty y
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 10., Extracts from Selectmen's Records. (search)
e Old Burying Ground and enclose the same with edgestones in an oval form not exceeding 13 × 9 feet Thereupon Voted—To assent to the erection of said monument, (if it covers no recent grave or standing monument) Vol. 4, p. 79. The body of Governor Brooks is supposed to lie in one of the tombs on the Salem Street side of the burial grounds; the exact one is not known. He died March 1, 1825. Town Pound. September 2, 1839. Memo request a Deed of Pound West part of the town of Chas Brooks. Vol. 4, p. 101. February 7, 1842. Mr. Brooks was instructed to make inquiry concerning the Town Pound in the westerly part of the town. Vol. 4, p. 46. June 5, 1843. Mr. Cotting was appointed to ascertain the rights which the town possess in Land occupied for a Pound in the Westerly part of the town. Vol. 4, p. 173. Shade Trees. April 3, 1843. Voted—To advertise for persons to bring in proposals for furnishing 100 Elm Trees to be set on the sides of the main streets in conformi
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 10., Some letters of Miss Lucy Osgood. (search)
law of spirit they will win the game. Governor Brooks. Letter March 8, 1825. I answery in the hope of giving you some details of Gov. Brooks's last days which you may not have receivedy of our ages, prevented our feeling toward Gov. Brooks that awe and distance which old age usually placed. Dearly as I loved my father and Gov. Brooks it gives me no pleasure to hear people say isurely approach of the king of terrors. Gov. Brooks was taken sick on Friday. Having grown alarmingly worse on Sunday, Mrs. Jonathan Brooks (who was his own cousin by the mother's side) watched s very pleasant and extremely gratifying to Gov. Brooks. While we were standing under the leafy arach, I asked Colonel Pickering who was with Gov. Brooks, if the Marquis was much altered. In replypeech we, that is everybody, followed on to Gov. Brooks' house, where we had the honor of touching after. To return: a small party dined with Gov. Brooks,—among the rest Charles Brooks and Mr. Bige[2 more...]