school buildings for him.
It adds to the interest of local and general history to recall the fact that John Brown (before 1859) was a guest at the home of George L. Stearns, and received sympathy and encouragement from the host and his wife.
If he could only have looked down the years to see Doctor Booker T. Washington
Decemmised land from the top of Mount Pisgah.
No choicer spirits, singly or in companies, ever gathered in any home in this town than were found in the home of George L. Stearns.
Men and women of the noblest type, ready to sacrifice themselves and their property for the good of mankind, distinguished lawyers and writers, were those our state owes to this man, of whom we ought to be proud as being a citizen of Medford, let us recall with gratitude these verses from Whittier's tribute to George L. Stearns:— He has done the work of a true man,— Crown him, honor him, love him. Weep over him, tears of woman, Stoop manliest brows above him! For the warmest of h
f Stearns avenue. Capt. George King, another son, was lost at sea.—F. A. W.
Lameul, FrancisSept. 13, 184621
Learned, ThomasDec. 15, 182060
Loring, WilliamSept. 5, 18408
Monson, NathanJune 13, 1817
Pratt, —— Capt.Aug. 31, 180267
Ramsdill,—–July 7, 1803
July 7, 1803
Reed, Captain HenryOct. 12, 182643
Richards, Stephen A. (in canal)June 13, 18423-6
Richardson, JamesJuly 16, 184824
Richardson, John (canal)Feb. 13, 18248
Robbins, JamesApr. 29, 1771
Smith, Francis A.July 6, 182827
Stearns, DanielJuly 2, 182018
Stetson, FrederickMar. 10, 184617-8
Lost at sea, son of Rev. Caleb Stetson—F. A. W.
Swan, Jr., Capt. Samuel
Supposed to have been lost at sea the earlier part of the year 1823.
Vessel and company have never been heard of.
(Was in the slave trade also supposed to have been murdered on the coast of Africa.) —F. A. W,
Symmes, Hitty (insane, drowned herself)July 4, 180123
Tufts, HutchinsonMay 2, 181720
Tufts, Jonathan, Jr.BuriedMay 21, 181833