up the hill, and here Mary Bonner
died, at the age of eightythree.
The old house was moved to the neighborhood of Wyatt's Field a few years ago. Mary Bonner
had beautiful hair and dark eyes.
At her death she had no gray hair.
Her teeth were sound; it is said, all double.
There were nine children in this family, David, Mary, Emily, John, William, Eliza, George, and twins, Jonathan and George Washington
The three latter children died young, and Mary was burned to death at the age of thirteen.
Emily married Augustus Hitchings
, and they lived on Bonner Avenue. An only son of this couple was killed in a coasting accident at the foot of Bonner Avenue, coming in contact with the horse cars.
Eliza married Thomas Goodhue
They lived for many years in the little house on the corner of Bonner Avenue, and for a few years, their last days, in a new house further up the hill.
A daughter still lives with her family in the little house.
married Mary Ann Noble, and with their family of four or five children lived for many years in Somerville
; all have now died or moved away, and have no descendants.
married Sarah Scoville
A daughter of this couple lives at the Home
for the Aged, and her memory has been ready with events of the past for this story and for many others which have been presented here from time to time.
She was a scholar in the Milk Row School; she worked in the Middlesex Bleachery
in the days when nearly all the hands were native born.
She was twice married, but has no children of her own to comfort her in her declining years.
The three who came died as children, but she treasures the memory of their sweet voices, and speaks with pride of one of them who could hum with his father every tune the latter knew, at the age of eleven months. Of all the descendants of Mary Stone Bonner
, this lady, who was her granddaughter, most resembles her in appearance.
In the year 1805 another sister, Lucy, left home.
She was married by Rev. Dr. Morse
on November 3 to David Bolles