who at the time of his own death had belonged to the society for fifty-five years. Mr. Arnold
married Lilla E. Poole
, of Worcester
, October 25, 1877, who survives him, without children.
A friend says of Mr. Arnold
: ‘He was devoted to his home and thoughtful and kind to every one.
He was suddenly stricken helpless while in the vigor of full health, but was cheerful and patient through all his long illness.
He was loved and respected by all who knew him.’
Nathan Loveman Pennock
was born in Strafford, Vt.
, June 10, 1814, and was the son of Peter and Phebe (Fellows) Pennock
, of that town.
He left school to learn the harness business, and followed this business during the greater part of his long life.
As an avocation, he was an itinerant singing master.
From 1838 to 1863 he resided in Randolph, Vt.
In the latter year he came to Lexington
, and in 1864 to Somerville
, where he remained till his death.
For twelve years Mr. Pennock
held a responsible position in connection with the McLean Asylum
On the completion of the Davis Schoolhouse
, about twenty-five years ago, he was made janitor of the school, and acceptably performed his duties, beloved by the children, until within two days of his death.
He married in 1844 Ellen Moulton
, niece and adopted daughter of Hon. Dudley Chase
. Two of the four children of this marriage are now living: Salmon Cotton Pennock
, of Somerville
, and Ellen M. Pennock
, of Jacksonville, Fla. Mr. Pennock
's second wife was Mrs. Mary A. Cheney
, of Randolph
, whom he married in 1877.
She, with their two children, Anna Louisa
and Nathan Lewis
, survives her husband.
Elizabeth, the late wife of J. L. Tyler
, former teacher and principal of the Brastow School, was a daughter by the first marriage.
was a man of remarkable physical and mental :alertness, considering his advanced age. He was fond of reading, especially poetry and travel.
His cordial greeting on the street will be recalled by many, for it was his custom to speak to all he met. Mr. Pennock
was interested in this Society, and prepared a paper on his Reminiscences which was delivered at one of the regular meetings.
[To be continued.]