ouse on the east side of Ashland street. About the year 1850 he built a schoolhouse on the north side of Chestnut street. This house was a story and a half in height, with two entrances; the boys' room was on the first floor, and the girls' room on the second floor.
Mr. Hathaway taught the boys, and Miss Annette Hale (his sister-in-law) the girls.
Mr. Hathaway also built a large dwelling-house on the corner of Ashland and Chestnut streets, into which he moved with his family just before Christmas, 1851.
His school contained pupils from Medford and the surrounding towns; also from other parts of the United States, Mexico and the West India Islands.
He boarded many of his pupils, some of whom remained with him many years.
Mr. Joseph Bird of Watertown was the singing master, and Mr. Horace Bird, his brother, the music teacher; he was succeeded by Mr. Henry G. Carey. Mr. Hathaway was a kindly man and was much beloved by his pupils; to illustrate this we quote from a letter from a la