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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 16., Distinguished guests and residents of Medford. (search)
y (843). Mrs. Baker died in Brooklyn, N. Y., April 27, 1893. A son, born in 1845, is one of the prominent physicians today in Boston—Dr. William H. Baker, named for a member of his father's parish. Third. Samuel Weed taught from February, 1806, to August, 1807. He studied medicine with Dr. Brooks, and after settling in Portland, Me., came to Medford for his bride, marrying Maria Condy. He was a physician of the old-school type in dignity, graciousness and worth, like Doctors Brooks and Swan, and was greatly beloved and highly respected in Portland, where he died in 1857 at the age of eighty-three. Fourth. A later teacher in the West Grammar School became the eloquent preacher and gifted writer, Thomas Starr King. He received his appointment November 25, 1842, through the influence of his father's friend, Rev. Hosea Ballou, 2d, pastor of the Universalist Church, though the only drawback to the applicant was his youth. The family removed here and Starr wrote, I am very much
asDec. 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 Tufts, John June 4, 18048 Walker, JohnJune 29, 1806 35 Walker, WilliamAug. 16, 180310 Wilbur, Roland G.Dec.9, 18441-5 Plato (
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 16., Medford parsonage and later occupants. (search)
of cellar. Like the Watson house, it was enlarged rearward at a later date, but with the same style of gambrel roof, with skylights and larger chimney. Mr. Caleb Swan filed the following away at about 1856 relative thereto. After Mr. Turell's death (1778) his house was occupied by Mr. Timothy Fitch from Nantucket, who married Mrs Plaisted a Quaker widow—he had previously owned the house of Mrs Saml Swan, [Watson house] which he bought of Mrs Samuel Angier about 1780. Mr Fitch died 28th Sept. 1790. The house was then bought of Nathl Gorham, (son of Judge Gorham) and sold by him to John Coffin Jones, Merchant of Boston, in Dec. 1794. Mr Jones & f and the house was soon after sold to Mr Jonathan Porter, of rising reputation as a lawyer, until ill health compelled him to relinquish his profession Later Mr. Swan added:— He died 11th June 1859, aged 67. almost wholly confined to his house by spinal infirmity, the last 10 or 15 years.—— Over date of Aug. 8, 1888,
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 16., A projected Medford railroad. (search)
y be curious as to the cause. Whether the work was begun and ground broken with ceremony at Stoneham is uncertain. As to the Medford end of it, let us call in Caleb Swan, who grew up to manhood in Medford, and get his story as he wrote, in (about) 1856, with the case fresh in his mind:— Mr. Swan was a brother of the two he reMr. Swan was a brother of the two he refers to. The fine old mansion still remains, though moved a little from its site which was closer to High street, and the wing and cupola added and otherwise remodeled by the late A. D. Puffer in 1871. The Stoneham Rail Road was intended by its projectors in Stoneham only to go to Winchester, where the Lowell cars go to Boston 11 times a day,—in an evil hour the route was changed, to come down through Medford,—crossing the Medford road at Mr. Swan's land and again at the Medford Bridge–thus coming through the heart of the town. The Town was entirely opposed to it, and at a Town Meeting a vote was passed intending to instruct the Selectmen to oppos