he fact that he returned to preach three different installation sermons: Mr. Hooker's in 1861, Mr. Cobb's in 1869, and Mr. Baldwin's in 1875.
His memory will live on, a shining example of character,to seek recuperation in the most quiet way possible.
He now resides in Marshfield, Mass.
Rev. (now D. D.) Solon Cobb, the fifth pastor, was born in Carver, Mass., Sept. 12, 1838.
Solon Cobb, the fifth pastor, was born in Carver, Mass., Sept. 12, 1838.
Completing a course of study in the academy at Plympton, Mass., he took a theological course at the seminaries in Auburn, N. Y., and Andover, Mass., and was ordained pastor of the Presbyterian Churche; and they advised his dismissal simply in deference to his judgment.
After leaving Medford Mr. Cobb preached two years in New Bedford, Mass., and one year in Jacksonville, Fla. In 1878 he became t one organization of that order should exist at the centre of the town, and the resignation of Mr. Cobb made it the more probable that if the subject of union were again opened a speedy and favorable
The council was constituted as follows:
Medford, First Trinitarian,Rev. James T. McCollom, Pastor.
S. B. Goldthwait, Delegate.
Medford, Mystic,Rev. Solon Cobb, Pastor.
Charles Cummings, Delegate.
Boston, Park Street,Bro.
C. C. Littlefield, Delegate.
John Field, Delegate.
Winchester, First,ayer.Rev. Charles R. Bliss.
Sermon.Rev. E. C. Bissell.
Prayer of Recognition and Consecration.
Rev. D. R. Cady, D. D., Arlington.
Right Hand of Fellowship.Rev. Solon Cobb.
Address to the Church.Rev. Charles R. Bliss.
The officers of the church were, clerk and treasurer, David H. Brown; deacons, John selected as architect, and the corner-stone of the new meeting-house was laid Saturday, September 27, 1873, with appropriate services.
Revs. J. T. McCollom and Solon Cobb of Medford, Rev. E. S. Jaggar and Hon. A. J. Phipps participated.
The first Sabbath services were held in the vestry on May 10, 1874, and the society's first m
r suitable inscription.
On Sunday, October 29, Rev. Nehemiah Boynton, D. D., a son of the church, came home to preach the closing sermon of the anniversary.
We quote a few passages:—
This was my church into which I was born.
To it I owe more than to any other institution in the world.
It has permeated my life.
It was the church of my father and mother, where they obtained grace and patience to train the children.
The constable and the schoolmaster worshipped here.
I can see Rev. Solon Cobb— with a mustache every boy envied.
He believed a boy had a soul, and he put the stamp of his influence on our lives.
I shared the activities of the church as a waiter at church suppers, as librarian and usher, took up collections and blew the organ.
I stood before this altar as a boy and pledged my allegiance to the Christian life.
It was all before me then.
Now some of it is in the beautiful yesterdays. . . . The spirit of the old Book lives in the world today with a power of its