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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 22., History told by names of streets. (search)
throp street and several names were suggested for this new one, but that of their old home town, suggested by the Morse brothers, whose new home adjoined it, found most favor. Myrtle could not be duplicated, and E. W. Metcalf, an abutter and petitioner, suggested Jerome, in honor of Jerome Bonaparte Judkins, one of the land developers of 1870. He was the grandfather of the young soldier, Medford's first loss in the present war. Mr. Judkins gave the names of Temple and Tontine, Lincoln and Sherman to those streets. Holton street was laid out by Samuel S. Holton, Sr., to subdivide some large lots and provide a corner location for Trinity Church, and so given his name. As old Ship street had become Riverside avenue, a new name had to be found for the western one, which on acceptance became Arlington street. It is a long street, reaching nearly to Arlington line. In a subdivision of the older plan in 1870 two new streets were called Linden and Hawthorn, both grafted into Myrtle. A
of the Historical Society for solution, and who has replied in a way to the various queries. As Medford's earliest records are of 1674, and the earliest deputy or representative, 1685, it is evident that Medford's chances of being historically connected with the famous stray sowe case in Boston, 1636 toa42, are none whatever. Those who may be curious as to this matter are referred to page 271, Vol. 2, Life and Letters of john Winthrop, where is told the story of the great sowe case of Goody Sherman vs. Captain Keayne in 1642. The office of hogreeve in those early days, at least in the case of founder of the Ancients, incurred much responsibility, as it was taken under consideration by the Church and next by the General Court, and the third party that meddled in the strife found Solomon's proverb true, as the colony records show that George Story undertook for Richard Sherman that if he shal bee cast [assessed] what cost he shalbee ceased [assessed] he will beare it. As th