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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 23., The Touro house and its owner. (search)
propria persona gives us his permission thus to use it: Notes and queries, Boston transcript Saturday, December 30, 1911. Note 2478. Touro Family of Boston and Medford. New information from a descendant. Abraham Touro was a man of ability. He was aggressive in his business affairs. His patrimony may not have been large, but he had the way of his people in getting along in the world of trade. Perhaps he entered into much of the good will of the business of his uncle, Moses Michael Hays, and then he acted in the interests of himself and his brother, Judah Touro of New Orleans. His vessels were known in many a port, and though plying between Boston and the ports of the Indies, his new vessels were from his own stocks and shipyard in Medford, to which place also his vessels in need of repairs resorted. It was a sad day in Boston when he met his untimely injury and death, in October, 1822. Many were dependent upon him. He lived in a world of business. His home with