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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 14., Some Medford farmers who had milk routes in Boston in the Thirties and forties. (search)
routes in Boston. Of the men now living who had any active part in the business in the forties are Everett Wellington, H. A. Smith, Jr., and the writer (who was taken out of school for three months as substitute for Octavius Smith, an uncle, who died in February, 1845). These three were about fifteen years old. Up in the morning at 3 A. M., the cows milked and got ready to move, I carried the morning's and the previous night's milk, collecting some on the road at E. T. Hastings' and Joseph Swan's, delivered some in Medford and Charlestown and the North and West Ends, also in the vicinity of Fort Hill (about fifty gallons). In the afternoon I drove to Woburn to collect more milk. In Boston Peter C. Brooks was a customer, and numbers of other Medford families, including Robert Bacon's, and Miss Lucy Osgood's brother David. Considerable truck went over the road both ways for them; for instance, swill for Miss Lucy's pig. A Mr. Lovering, cattle drover and dealer, used to drive a h
cerely yours, F. A. Wait. Incidentally, we notice that in recent years people have built cupolas on their stables. Mr. Swan, when at Wellington with his brother, Dr. Swan, in 1851, noted that Mr. Wellington has 2 Barns one is 96 feet long 4Dr. Swan, in 1851, noted that Mr. Wellington has 2 Barns one is 96 feet long 40 feet wide one is 72 feet long 40 feet wide each barn has 4 Ventilators (small wooden chimneys) along the summit of the roof. Evidently this was something new in Medford. Mr. Brooks places the outlay of Wellington as on November 1, 1853, speaks o ever been built there. Two ice ponds were in later years constructed, and the place was for a time a rifle range. Mr. Swan attached this comment (over date December I, 1860):— Mr. John Bishop was very nearly ruined by piercing the woods wi reservation of the Middlesex Fells greater improvements have been made by the Park Commission than either Mr. Brooks or Mr. Swan dreamed of. Sagamore Vale, Mr. Bishop's lands east of the Fountain House, is now a thickly populated section. His si
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 14., Medford men's Monumental money. (search)
Medford men's Monumental money. The following names and sums appear in the list of contributors from Medford to the erection of Bunker Hill Monument:— Jonathan Angier$5 Nathan Adams5 Nathan Adams, Jr.5 John Brooks30 Jonathan Brooks10 A. S. V. Brooks5 John Brooks5 S. R. Brooks10 Charles Brooks10 Elizabeth Brooks10 Alfred Brooks10 Lucy A. Brooks10 Abner Bartlett5 Andrew Bigelow5 Leonard Bucknam5 Dudley Hall40 Dudley C. Hall5 Frederic D. Hall5 Ebenezer Hall10 Charles J. Hall$5 Edward B. Hall5 Wm. P. Huntington5 Joseph Manning5 Joseph Manning, Jr.5 Jonathan Porter5 Joseph Swan5 Benjamin L. Swan100 D. Swan5 Timothy Swan10 Caleb Swan10 Watts Turner5 Turell Tufts5 William Ward10 Samuel Ward5 William Ward, 3d5 John G. Ward5 Joseph Wyman, Jr.