th his son Tom, and others also.
A little later, N. T. Merritt, S. S. Leavitt, George M. Ritchie, Herbert Magoun, Martin Nolte, Deacon H. L. Barnes, Nathan Brown, J. H. Hatch, Rodney Tay, C. A. T. Bloom, George Lincoln and the Lanes.
The older Mr. Lane often came in a four-wheeled vehicle, like himself solid and substantial. Later trains were taken by Commordore Hastings, D. A. Gleason, Edward Hall, the veteran auctioneer, J. W. Watts, the three Hallowell brothers, Ira Ackerman, W. C. Craig, Jev. Charles Brooks, the able historian of Medford, Rev. D. A. Wasson, the radical preacher, Abner J. Phipps of the Board of Education, and Jefferson Hascall, D. D., were then also residents.
Mr. Cross was the master at the Brooks school and Miss Ellen Lane one of the teachers.
Of the women of the village I can say but little, but must allude to Miss Lucy Ann Brooks and Mrs. Usher, each in their own way rich in good works, and Auntie Cheney, a veritable mother in Israel.
A little later come
) built one on Myrtle street, into which his mother and aunt moved in the fall.
Alfred E. Ansorge built on High street, coming in February of ‘71, and later sold to George E. Crosby. John J. Peasley (a carpet dealer in Boston) took up five lots on Harvard avenue between Monument and Winthrop streets and on them built the house in which he lived a few years and which after his removal became the home of Grenville Redding.
At the Sharon street corner was later the Hall school, taught by Miss Ellen Lane. Joseph E. Ober, Ellis Pitcher and Moses W. Mann bought at the first auction sale lots on Winthrop and Monument streets. Mr. Pitcher was then keeping a little grocery under Mystic Hall and was postmaster.
Frank Lincoln was his helper.
Mr. Pitcher never built, and only last year sold his land, from which a lot of concrete blocks have been made and on which is just now being erected a dwelling.
He very soon sold the store to Sawyer & Parmenter, who in December sold it to J. E. Ober,