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Historic leaves, volume 8, April, 1909 - January, 1910 18 2 Browse Search
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Joseph O. Hayden Resigned.Miss Edith B. Hayes Mrs. Emma S. Hayes Charter members. Deceased.Mr. John S. Hayes Resigned.Miss Lydia Y. Hayes Mrs. Helen E. Heald Charter members.Mrs. Charles M. Hemenway Deceased.Mrs. Caroline E. Henderson Resigned.Mr. John Herbert Resigned.Mrs. Georgiana Hill Resigned.Mr. Herbert P. Hill Mr. William H. Hilling Deceased.Mr. William H. Hodgkins Resigned.Mr. Frank S. Holden Mrs. Florence E. Holmes Mr. John Albert Holmes-- Mr. William B. Holmes Mr. Charles W. Hopkins Mr. James R. Hopkins Deceased.Miss Isabel F. Horne Resigned.Mr. Frederick C. Hosmer Mr. George M. Houghton Resigned.Mr. J. C. Howard Charter members.Mr. O. C. Hubbard Resigned.Mrs. Anna H. Hunkins S Resigned.Miss Agnes M. Hunt Mr. James F. Hunt Resigned.Mr. Charles H. Hunter Mrs. Ella Ruth Hurd Deceased.Mr. George H. Ireland Deceased.Mr. Fred D. Irish Resigned.Mrs. Ann E. Johnson
s it is possible, from the scanty records and traditions, some account of John Stone and his descendants, the first of the name to live on Somerville soil. As Dr. Holmes recommends beginning with a man's grandfather if you wish to reform him, so I will begin with John Stone's grandfather, who was the next in line from Samuel, wh it. An interesting item in the life of this unfortunate young man is that the record of his birth written in the book at Cambridge is in the handwriting of old Dr. Holmes, then the minister of the church, the father of Dr. Holmes, the humorist. Three daughters made their homes near the family rooftree. Betsy was the first of Dr. Holmes, the humorist. Three daughters made their homes near the family rooftree. Betsy was the first of the daughters to leave the home nest. She married Benjamin Grover November 13, 1803. In 1804 there is recorded the renewal of the covenant for the baptism of children by this couple, and their residence is given as New Bridge. Later, in 1807, the baptism of another child is recorded, and they are put down as of Cambridgeport.
Our Seal. By J. Albert Holmes, for the Committee. Charles D. Elliot, always interested in the Historical Society, was an active member of its Seal Committee. The Seal as finally adopted appears for the first time in this issue of Historic Leaves, and the Somerville Historical Society affectionately dedicates the first use of it to his memory. The original drawing of the Seal was made in April. 1909 by William Henry Upham, of Somerville, an artist and illustrator, and a descendant of John Upham, of Weymouth and Malden, 1600-1681. It consists of a shield outlined in gold, on which appears illustrated, also in gold, the launching of the Blessing of the Bay, the raising on Prospect Hill of the first American flag, and the Old Powder House. The shield is surrounded by a looped ribbon of blue, on which in gold letters is the name, Somerville Historical Society, and the date of organization, 1897. Regarding the Blessing of the Bay, Some time in 1631, to quote Mr. Elliot,
Memoir. By J. Albert Holmes, Member of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers. Charles D. Elliot was educated in the schools of Foxboro, Wrentham, Malden, and in the old Milk Row School and the Prospect Hill Grammar School, Somerville, Mass., and in Henry Munroe's private school on Walnut Street, this city, which he left to enter, at the age of twelve years, the Hopkins Classical School, situated at that time on the south side of Main Street, now Massachusetts Avenue, a few rods westerly from Dana Street, Cambridge. This school was in existence from 1840 to 1854, and was supported from a fund left by Edward Hopkins, for a grammar school in Cambridge. The teacher during Mr. Elliot's attendance was Edmund B. Whitman. Mr. Elliot was a member of the first entering class of the Somerville High School. The front portion of the present Somerville City Hall was built and dedicated April 28, 1852, as a high school. The school from 1852 to 1867 occupied the upper floor, and afterwards,
Mr. Elliot's Army record. By J. Albert Holmes My acquaintance with our late friend and associate, Charles D. Elliot, dates from the birth of the Somerville Historical Society. From the acquaintance thus formed there naturally sprang a friendship that grew and strengthened, till the memory only remained. I was quick to learn that we had, not a little, but much in common. In a heart-to-heart talk one day, friend Elliot made a remark that prompted me to tell him something of my feelings and emotions on that Sunday morning, December 14, 1862, as I stood on the parapet at Fort St. Philip and witnessed the passing of the fleet of transports bearing General Banks and his troops to New Orleans to relieve General Butler. Whereupon he very quietly and modestly said: I accompanied that expedition. This was the first intimation I had of his connection with the Union Army. Needless to say, a fraternal feeling existed between us from that moment. If from this point I quote freely fro
n E., 44. Hayward, Grace H., 24. Hayward, Henry S., 24. Haywood, J., 43. Heath, General, William, 77. Henchman, Nathaniel H., 43. Hicks, John, 54. Hicks, Zachariah, 53. Highland Avenue, 24, 60. Hill, Ira, 59. Hill, James, Jr., 47. Historical Papers by Charles D. Elliot, 61. Historic Somerville, 61. Historic Tablets, 61. History of Somerville, 61. Hitchcock, —, 57. Hitchings, Augustus, 10. Holland, Silas, 19. Holland Street, 19. Hollis Street Church, 9. Holmes, J. Albert, 49, 56. Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 2, 9. Home for the Aged, 10. Hopkins Classical School, 56, 70. Hopkins, Edward, 56. Hopkins, James R., 50. Houston, Governor, 46. Houston, Major David C., 65. Howe, H., 32. Hyde, F. J., 32. Hyer, Emily Jane, 62. Hyer, Nathaniel F., 62, 80, 81. Ipswich, Mass., 53. Jacob, Colonel, John, 5. James River, 33. Jewett, Henry J., 46. Jewett, Hon., Jedediah, 46. John Abbot Lodge, 23. Kent, Samuel, 7. Kidder, Mary Williams, 21. Kimball,
Historic leaves, volume 8, April, 1909 - January, 1910, Officers of Somerville Historical Society (search)
PresidentJohn F. Ayer Recording SecretaryMrs. Florence E. Holmes Corresponding SecretaryMrs. Ella R. Hurd TreasurerWilliam B. Holmes Librarian and CuratorJ. Albert Holmes Councillors-at-LargeRev. Francis A. Gray L. Roger Wentworth Anna P. Vinal Standing committees for year 1909-10 Publication Mr. Frank M. Hawes MM. Houghton Hospitality Mrs. Florence E. Holmes Mr. William B. Holmes Mrs. E. B. Pillsbury Mrs. Helen M. Heald Mrs. F. DeWitt Lapham Photographs Mr. J. Albert Holmes Mr. B. F. Freeman Mr. A. L. Haskell Mr. James F. Whitney Mr. William C. Richardson Press Mrs. Ella R. Hurd Miss Anna P. Vinal Clippings Mr Miss Mary E. Elliot Local history Miss Mary A. Haley Miss Harriet E. Tuell Miss Mary E. Northup Mrs. Emma Walter Gray Dr. A. E. Winship Auditing Mr. F. DeWitt Lapham Mr. James F. Whitney Building Fund Mr. John F. Ayer Rev. Francis A. Gray Mr. John Albert Holmes Miss Elizabeth A. Waters Mrs. Ella R, Hurd