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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 15., A Medford citizen from over sea. (search)
A Medford citizen from over sea. EDWARD Kakas, for many years a resident of West Medford, was born in Budapest, Hungary, August 12, 1828, the eldest son of Kokesch Josef and Szarka Teriz. Educated in his native city, he there learned the as a soldier, he put himself at the head of the troops and shared all their vicissitudes and desperate campaigns. Young Kakas fought all through the war and gained the rank of lieutenant. The struggle was carried on for two years and success was iled to Turkey. Many of his followers were executed or imprisoned and others escaped to England and the United States. Mr. Kakas was one of those who escaped, first to England and then to this country. It has been a family tradition that he came far west as Cincinnati and south to New Orleans, arousing great enthusiasm everywhere by his bearing and addresses. Mr. Kakas came over in 1851, and in 1853 established himself in the fur business in Portland, Me., where he was known as an exper