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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 7 1 Browse Search
Edward H. Savage, author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight and Gas-Light ., Boston events: a brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1630 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order 4 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Webster, John White 1793- (search)
ir of Chemistry and Mineralogy there in 1827, and held it until his death. In 1842 he was loaned a sum of money by Dr. George Parkman, who later increased it to nearly $2,000. Subsequently Parkman accused Professor Webster of dishonesty. A meeting Parkman accused Professor Webster of dishonesty. A meeting to settle matters was appointed for Nov. 23, 1849, at the college laboratory, and on that day Parkman was murdered. In his confession Professor Webster said he called me a scoundrel and a liar, and went on heaping on me the most bitter taunts and oParkman was murdered. In his confession Professor Webster said he called me a scoundrel and a liar, and went on heaping on me the most bitter taunts and opprobrious epithets. The facts brought out in the trial showed that Parkman had been killed by a blow on the head with a billet of wood. The body was then dismembered, parts of it burned with the clothing, and other parts concealed until they coulParkman had been killed by a blow on the head with a billet of wood. The body was then dismembered, parts of it burned with the clothing, and other parts concealed until they could be destroyed. At the trial 116 witnesses were examined and every effort made to save the defendant, but the jury found him guilty of murder in the first degree, and he was hanged in Boston, Mass., Aug. 30, 1850.
ernon avenue, Oct. 22, 1845 David Estes, watchman, by unknown, in Sister street, Apr. 27, 1848 Ellen Oakes, by Augustus Dutee, in Hanover street, Apr. 27, 1848 Thomas Harding, by Washington Goode, in Richmond street, June 28, 1848 George Parkman, by John W. Webster, in Grove street, Nov. 23, 1849 Charles Smith, by James McNulty, in Merrimac street, May 26, 1851 Mrs. Van Wagner, by Thomas Davis, in Charter street, Oct. 19, 1851 Mrs. McGee, by James McGee, in Prince street, NoSep. 21, 1873 Hill Reservoir, for Cochituate water, built, 1874 Park Hall, on Boylston street, removed, March, 1851 Garden, Park square, opened for amusements, July 18, 1879 Back Bay, dirt carts commenced filling, Nov. 11, 1878 Parkman, Dr. George remains found at the Medical College, Nov. 30, 1849 Partington, Mrs. witty sayings began to be published, June, 1847 Passports required, to leave the United States, Nov. 27, 1861 Patch, Sam took his last leap at