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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 6., The Lawrence Light Guard.—Continued. (search)
ew years would fence off a portion of the roadway. He finally received payment for what he claimed. George E. Willis, tin ware manufacturer, put up a building on these premises, using one-half of the lower floor for his business and living over his shop. William Parker, carriage trimmer, occupied the other half. Later Henry Forbes succeeded Mr. Willis, the latter going to the New England Gas Works at East Cambridge. The next building was the old Admiral Vernon Tavern, occupied by Benjamin Parker in our day for a dwelling, and it was the place of business of his sons, Benjamin, a mason, Gilbert, who had a job wagon, and Timothy and William, harness makers. There was a stone cutters' yard, shaded by a large poplar tree, between the house and Swan street. At different times the proprietors were Mr. Ridgley, Samuel Cady and Mr. Cabot. Rough and hammered stone, the product of Pasture Hill and two quarries above Pine Hill, was sent out in drags drawn by four horses harnessed tan
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 6., The Baptist Church of Medford. (search)
blacksmith shop and stable came next and were also destroyed. The Misses Tufts' dwelling and Richard Tufts' wheelwright shop on the same side were also laid in ashes. On the opposite side of Main street the fire commenced at the bridge with the dwelling of Nathan W. Wait, and swept down Daniel Lawrence's store and dwelling house Jas. Hyde's dwelling and store, Elias Tufts' wheelwright shop and dwelling, George E. Willis' tinware shop and dwelling, Mitchell's barber shop and dwelling, Benj. Parker's dwelling and stable, Moses Merrill and Son's paint shop, and Hartshorn's harness shop (all in one building). A ten-footer, occupied by an Irish family and three stables, were all totally destroyed. The conflagration swept on before a strong northwest wind until about twelve o'clock, when it came to the lumber yard of Oakman Joyce, two-thirds of which was destroyed, when its progress was checked. The old Nathan Wait house, nearly opposite the hotel, came near being destroyed, but for
of Ezekiel Hall. Fisk, Joseph  Mary (wife)Reading,May 31, 1757Jan. 4, 1758In house of Wm. McClinton. Fisk, MaryJan. 30, 1791 Fisk, WilliamWood EndMay 31, 1757Jan. 4, 1758In house of Wm. McClinton. Sarah (wife)Reading, Rachel (daughter) Fitch, John B.Aug. 31, 1797 Flora (negro)Charlestown,Dec. 12, 1765Sept. 1, 1766In family of Henry Putnam. Floyd, BenjaminBoston,Mar. 23, 1767Boarder in house of Noah Floyd. Floyd, HepsibahJan. 30, 1791 Floyd, HughMaiden,Mar. 15, 1759In house of Benj. Parker, Jr. Tenant of Col. Royall before 1772. Abigail (wife) William Children Susanna Children Fowle, JohnAug. 31, 1797 Fowle, MehitabelJan. 30, 1791 Fox, CatherineJan. 30, 1791 Freeman, Primas Primus wife and familyApr. 16, 1784 Jan. 30, 1791 Freeman, RichardJan. 20, 1740Negro in house of John Hammon. Freeman, RichardChelsea, October, 1761Aug. 30, 1762 French family, ACharlestown, May, 1751Tenants in house of John Willis. Frost, RufusAug. 31, 1797 Frost, MaryCambridge, May 16,