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as put in the bake-house. I always understood that the house was built by Converse Francis, father of Mrs. Child, and placed near the street so that the sign could b The shop was at the westerly end. I learn from the history of Medford that Mr. Francis of West Cambridge served his apprenticeship to the baking business with Capt years and then came to Medford in 1797. His Medford Crackers were famous. Mr. Francis remained in business till 1818, when my father, Capt. Andrew Blanchard, Jr. a Maria Child was born in the house February 11, 1802. Her brother, Rev. Converse Francis, D. D., was born in West Cambridge, November 9, 1795. What is now Ashland et. Mr. Luther Angier bought the Forest street part back to the lane. When Mr. Francis retired from business, the Withington Bakery (next door), was established, aruits and products of the garden were shared with friends and neighbors. Mr. Francis purchased the property from Francis Burns, who was a brother-in-law of Gov.