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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 2., A business man of long ago. (search)
A business man of long ago. By Helen T. Wild. [Read before the Medford Historical Society, Jan. 15, 1900.] In 1662 Widow Mary Hall united with the church at Cambridge, Mass., and received land grants in that town. Her son John bought lands in Medford in 1675, and the family has been represented there ever since. The first mention of Hall on the Town Records is on page 1 of volume 1, dated 1678: Goodman Hall, Jr., by money (for ammunition) 0-05-0. Goodman John Hall was chosen CHall on the Town Records is on page 1 of volume 1, dated 1678: Goodman Hall, Jr., by money (for ammunition) 0-05-0. Goodman John Hall was chosen Constable in February, 1677, and the same year was elected Selectman. Jan. 17, 1684, the first tax list on record has John Hall's name in the third place—Jonathan and Nathaniel Wade preceding him. In those days the leading men stood at the head of the list. Alphabetical order was never thought of. In 1677 John Hall, Jr. took the oath of fidelity. In 1687 his name appears on the tax list for the first time, being number twelve in a list of thirty-two. The first John Hall died in 1701.
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 12., The first Methodist Episcopal Church of Medford. (search)
treet, Boston, held regular services in the chapel. During the winter a revival occurred, when ninety people were converted. The Sabbath-school was reorganized the same winter. The society soon found the chapel too small and moved to the Town Hall. At the New England Conference in 1844, Medford was made a regular station, and Rev. George Pickering was appointed pastor. The next year Rev. George Frost was sent to Medford, and Brother Pickering was appointed a special missionary agent to raOtis street, near Central avenue, was bought for the site of a new church, and a house and land on Central avenue were purchased for a parsonage. From September 1, 1905, to December 23, 1906, the church services were held in the Washington School Hall, kindly placed at our disposal by Mayor Dwyer. On July 7, 1906, the corner-stone of the present edifice was laid. The building committee consisted of Rev. E. C. Bridgham, A. L. Ordway, William F. Wiltshire, L. Frank Cole and Edgar A. Thomas.
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 12., Medford advertising in 1776. (search)
or on his neighbor's stock. It is a far cry from the snuffers and candlesticks to the modern electrolier, but planing, though done by power, is spelled in the same old way on a Medford sign today not far from the site of the shop next to the hatter's. No Medford marriages are mentioned, but in the issue of Feb. 29 is, died, Last week at Medford in an advanced age, Mr. Zachariah Pool of that place. But ere this, on Jan. 15, was the following, Last Sabbath fo'night died at Wenham Mrs. Mary Hall aged 21, Wife of Ebenezer Hall, one of the Printers of this Paper, and Daughter of Capt. Josiah Orne of Salem. Her remains were interred at Salem the Thursday following. And again on Feb. 22, On Wednesday evening, last week, departed this life after a short illness, Mr. Ebenezer Hall, in the 27th year of his age, for many years one of the Printers of this Paper—having survived his Wife only six weeks. His remains were respectfully interred at Medford the Saturday following. Sam
south and west of here yesterday, Mr. Basil Hall, who lives about four miles west of this place, passed through here on his way to Georgetown, reports that his out-building, were battered down, and that a cannon ball passed through his kitchen. Noticing the approach of troops, he fled from his premises, leaving his two children and his colored woman and her child in the house. He was evidently badly frigatered Understanding there is a report in Washington that the summer residence of Miss Mary Hall was "shelled down" by the Confederates, I will state that he reported it standing when he left. It his neighborhood. A Brusk yesterday at Bailey's Cross Roads. Alexandria County Va., Aug. 30 --This forenoon, a detachment of the enemy, now stationed upon Munson's Hill, made a demonstration against our picket guard at Bailey's Cross Road, and were handsomely replaced. The first round fired by the latter sent their scampering back to their position on the hill. Captain