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of the State Normal Schools of Prussia in Massachusetts in 1835-6-7 and 8. Read at the Quarter Ced work of bringing to the common people of Massachusetts a remedy for their great needs, and these leton & Co., 1904. P. 146. The majority of Massachusetts citizens were torpid, so far as school intmney. These conditions, mind you, were in Massachusetts, not in some border territory or frontier ing about the desired result. Not only in Massachusetts, but in Connecticut, New York, and Pennsyll schools, if adopted, would accomplish in Massachusetts. He dwelt on the phrase which he used so d how it could be adapted to conditions in Massachusetts, and how it would affect favorably each to existing in the ecclesiastical circles of Massachusetts in 1836, when families were divided, frienace Mann as secretary, offered the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ten thousand dollars for normal scystem, urged its adoption, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts made it a law. For over ten years,[10 more...]
wool and cotton cards from Europe. It was probably at about this time while experimenting with wire for cards that Cox was the first to produce in the state of Massachusetts wire for fish hooks, and instructed others in the first drawing of steel wire from half an inch down to the size of a hair. As the fisheries were one of the staple industries of Massachusetts, the value of his efforts can be readily appreciated. If disloyal during the Revolution, Cox was not so to a great extent or for a long period, as we find later that he was quite active in support of the patriots. After the war he petitioned the state for relief, and among other acts clans for building the bridge were at once commenced. Major Samuel Sewall was appointed architect. He was of Marblehead and afterward, in 1814, chief justice of Massachusetts. At Concord, Massachusetts, however, there is the gravestone of Captain John Stone who died in 1791, which states he was the builder of the bridge. Lemuel Co
A Medford tax Payer. Lemuel Cox, the Bridge builder and inventor. by Walter Kendall Watkins, Malden. Continued from Vol. X., No. 2. 25 February, 1790, Lemuel Cox prepared and presented to the Massachusetts Legislature the following petition, some of the facts of which I have already presented:— Commonwealth of Massachusetts. To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled. The petition of Lemuel Cox of Boston in the County of Suffolk, millwright, Humbly Sheweth— That in the year of our Lord 1770 your petitioner invented a machine for cutting card wires which machine he hath now by him. That one John McGlinch and many others unduly got a sight of same and improved upon the same and then pretended to be the Original Inventors of such machine, whereby many thousand of pounds has been saved to this Commonwealth by putting an entire stop to the importation of Wool and Cotton Cards. That your petitioner in the late War put u
John H. Norton. Mr. John H. Norton, a son of Benjamin and Alice (Preble) Norton, was born in China, Me., June 17, 1828. His father was a farmer, but he early took up the trade of carpenter, going first to Bangor and then coming to Massachusetts, locating in Arlington. In 1849 he came to West Medford, where, the same year, he married Miss Martha R. Huffmaster, daughter of Thomas Huffmaster, who was fatally injured by the tornado of August 22, 1851. From small beginnings Mr. Norton became a successful and prosperous builder, erecting a large number of houses in Medford and the adjoining towns. He did much to promote the building up of West Medford by making the terms easy for young people to buy houses for homes. Though a citizen of Medford for more than fifty years, he never held public office, but was interested in every thing that he thought would be helpful to the community. Like some of his neighbors, he regretted there were no public Sunday religious services