with Salmon P. Chase
and other distinguished men. Mr. Chase
came to Boston
in 1850, and in 1857 moved to Somerville
He served as a member of the first Board of Aldermen, representing Ward
He was elected to the School Board in 1874, and served four years. His business was that of a distiller, at first with the Boston
firm of Ezra Trull
& Co., and later under his own name in Somerville
In 1850 Mr. Chase
married Miss Mary A. Hoxie
, of Castine, Me.
The first Mrs. Chase
lived to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of her wedding day, dying in 1900.
In May, 1904, Mr. Chase
married Miss Emmeline May Grimes
, who survives him. Five children are left: Charles Henry
, Washington Irving
, Dr. Daniel
E., Jr., Mrs. Mary Ella Arnold
, all of Somerville
, and Mrs. Albert C. Robinson
, of Reading.
was prominently identified with the Masonic fraternity and the Odd Fellows
He was a member, also, of the Order of the Eastern Star
, of the Wonohaquaham tribe of Red Men, and of the Somerville Veteran Firemen
's Association, as well as of the Somerville Historical Society.
As a man, Mr. Chase
represented the ‘rugged New Hampshire
gentleman of the old school,’ manly, strong, and honest.
He left many friends.
Charles W. Sawyer
was born in Charlestown
February 28, 1833.
His grandmother's uncle, Asa Pollard
, was the first man killed at Bunker Hill
was educated at the old Training Field Grammar School, graduating at fourteen.
He took a year in a private school, and then a course in a Boston commercial college.
, he was employed first in his father's restaurant in City Square, Charlestown
, and at the age of twenty was appointed clerk in the Charlestown
In 1869, having served fifteen years as assistant postmaster, he left the government service to enter the real estate
He did an immense amount of work in adjusting claims in behalf of the Boston Elevated
and the Boston & Maine Railroad, as well as for the city of Boston
and many syndicates and individuals.
In fact, he became an expert in real estate
In 1873 he moved to Somerville
, where he resided until his