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L. Shepard) On the second floor of a building setting back from Main street, near Cradock bridge, on the northerly corner was a Total Abstinence Club room. On the end of the building, quite near the water, were outside stairs. Butterfield, coming down these stairs, walked into the river. He was a farm hand at Peter C. Hall's, on Winthrop street. F. A. W.Dec. 3, [1844] Caldwell, Robert May 16, 804 Fish, Josiah (canal) July 19, 1887 36 Floyd, Edward H. June 27, 1827 13 Goodwin, Winthrop T.Mar. 27, 1849 6-11-17 Hall, John Apr. 9, 1813 Hall, John Nov. 8, 1818 55 Hall, Richard (shipwrecked) Oct. 19, 1798 Hall, Timothy June 29, 1837 Hardy, JohnFeb. 9, 1846 39 Hatch, ReubenApr. 9, 1770 Hathaway, Edward K. July 7, 1844 5-10 Son of A. K. Hathaway, the school teacher, who lived on Ashland street.—F. A. W. Heyward, Henry Ware Nov. 30, 1838 6 Jacobs, WalterJuly, 1822 NAMETIMEAGE Jewell, Henry W.June 1, 184724-6 Johnson, JohnJuly 25, 18318 Keefe, Patrick (canal)
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 16., A projected Medford railroad. (search)
y 1, 1853, and on April 29, 1853, a further extension of three months was granted. The work of construction began. Mr. Brooks records, It was graded from Stoneham into the bounds of Medford, when its construction was suddenly stopped. After sixty years have elapsed it is of interest to trace its course in Medford as far as may be seen, and incidentally to think what the development of Medford territory might have been had the railroad been built. Twenty years before, Purchase (now Winthrop) street was built from the old Woburn road, just north of Whitmore Brook, in a comparatively straight course to the angle of old High street now called Winthrop Square. This formed a shorter and more level route from Medford's adjoining town of Woburn, and led to the building (across Meeting-house Brook and the marsh) of Winthrop street, where were the upper ship-yards. In the fifteen years since the Boston and Lowell railroad was built, rapid strides had been made in engineering, and th