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Medford young men's Christian Association. by Benjamin Pratt Hollis. [Read before the Medford Historical Society, April 7, 1906, by C. H. Loomis.] In the autumn of 1866, thirty-nine years ago, a movement was made in Medford to establish a Young Men's Christian Association. To that end, the various churches in town were requested to discontinue the evening worship on a certain Sunday and meet in a union service at Mystic Congregational Church. The meeting, which was well attended, was
numbered ninety-two, the following board was chosen:—
President,Daniel W. Wilcox.
Vice-president,Charles C. Newcomb,Methodist.
Elisha B. Curtis,Baptist.
D. B. Callender,Mystic Congregational.
Francis H. Kidder,First Congregational.
Benjamin P. HollisEpiscopal.
Treasurer,Alonzo E. Tainter.
Secretary,Arthur T. Tufts.
A literary class, a Bible class, and a course of lectures were maintained, with occasional interruptions, for two years.
The Association was sustained in a more or l