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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 26., History of the Medford High School. (search)
g into existence, and the public schools of the State soon began to assume the form and features they wear at the present day. Upon the crest of that wave were such men as Rev. Charles Brooks, a native of Medford, and at that time a pastor in Hingham; Hon. Horace Mann, the first secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Education; and Rev. Francis Wayland, D. D., president of Brown University. The light emanating from such luminaries was as inextinguishable as the solar rays. In some localiteriod and was elected upon the School Board in 1854. Mr. James Waldock, Jr. (Harvard, 1844), was next in service, from September 14, 1845, to the close of the school year, in November, 1846. He afterward became principal of Derby Academy, in Hingham, and for many years was a practising physician in Boston Highlands, where he now resides. Upon the resignation of Mr. Waldock, the Committee advertised for a successor and more than a score of applicants appeared with credentials at the time
The Society's work. Publication of the society's work for two years has been omitted, but is here resumed. The season of 1921-22 was opened by a special meeting on September 21, the three hundredth anniversary of the coming here of white men. Report of recent meeting at Hingham of the Bay State League was given. It was attended by Dr. Green, Messrs. Ackerman, Dunham and Eddy and Mr. and Mrs. Mann. A letter and program of celebration was received from the Annapolis, N. S., Historical Society. A finely executed book of their anniversaries was later received. The president then announced the subject of the evening, The visit of Myles Standish and his party to the site of Medford on September 21, 1621, and called Miss Atherton, who read an extract from the oration of Charles Sprague (Boston, July 4, 1825), The Disappearing American Indian. The president then spoke on Indian trails, read from Paths and Legends of New England Border and of the Mohawk Trail, and then asked
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 26., My Revolutionary ancestors: major Job Cushing, Lieutenant Jerome Lincoln, Walter Foster Cushing (search)
original estates of Hardingham the estates of Hingham, and these were inherited by his son Thomas. homestead. Peter, son of Thomas, moved to Hingham in 1600 and married Susan Hawes. The parish years of his life he lived in Hardingham and Hingham. In 1638, however, he, with his wife and fis Robert Peck, M. A., rector of the parish of Hingham, England. The occasion of their departure seroceeded to their destination, Bear Cove, now Hingham, named for the home of the Cushing family in am Lincoln. To go back to the colonists at Hingham: At a town meeting in 1638, a house lot of fie magistrate for many years and town clerk of Hingham in the years from 1680 to 1695. He was delegselectman. In his will he left his estate in Hingham to the eldest son, but to son Samuel (my grealk over the affairs of the town. The ride to Hingham was long and weary, so the fortunate owner ofting-house. It was long before the church of Hingham would allow the precinct of Cohasset to have [1 more...]