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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 16., Distinguished guests and residents of Medford. (search)
christ, born February 15, 181, must have received their early education here. The former was a pupil at the school of John Angier. He graduated from Harvard, 1828, and upon being admitted to the bar established himself in Charlestown, N. H. He married a daughter of a former governor of that state, and became successful in the practice of his profession. He was early called to the head of the Supreme Court of New Hampshire, and was appointed one of the judges of the Court of Claims by President Pierce. He discharged his duties with marked ability and was greatly esteemed. He died at Washington, April 20, 1858. His intimate friend and classmate, Hon. George S. Hillard, elsewhere mentioned in this paper, wrote a long and highly complimentary obituary notice of Chief Justice Gilchrist which even one who did not know him could but enjoy reading. In it he says of his friend no one had a better claim than he to the grand old name of gentleman. Edward became a surgeon in the navy in
rs of record Medford had quite a number of innholders, whose names appear. One thing they never failed to do at the October meeting—the committee to provide the supper in November was named. But one record of a supper partaken of is given. Sewell Pierce, Amos Butters and Varnum Pratt were the committee. November 6th Ad 1826 No two Engine Company tuck Supper at W. Westons Tavern in Woburn and thare voted to meat at Wyman & Dexters Tarven in Medford at half past 6 P. M. Absent at Supper Oli record book, and the last entry is— Medford January the fifth 1830 Paid to Edward S Staniels forty five cents for services This was according to vote of previous year and the only record we notice of such payment, and follows— Sewell Pierce agrees to keep the snow from the engine house doors till the first of April for ten cents. The old Grasshopper went to Upper Medford (Symmes' Corner) for a time, the people there relieving the town of any expense, and lastly was housed in<