Names of those whose graves were marked by the Historical Society, April 19, 1898:
Capt. Caleb Brooks
Lt.-Col. John Brooks
(received title “General” after close of war),
Rev. Edward Brooks
Hezekiah Blanchard, Jr.
John Le Bosquet
Rev. David Osgood
Lt. Jonathan Porter
Maj. Samuel Swan
(received title after close of war),
Corp. James Tufts, Jr.
Unknown soldiers, probably from New Hampshire
, who died in Medford
during siege of Boston
Mr. John H. Hooper
, whose portrait appears in this number of the Register, and whose article on the bridges in Medford
will be found of valuable interest, is a recognized authority on the landmarks and boundary lines of Medford
, his knowledge and experience having been gained by many years' connection with town affairs.
He was for ten years a member of the Board of Selectmen, acting as Chairman
for eight years. Assessor for eighteen years, Chairman
of the Board for fifteen years. Road Commissioner
three years. On the Board of Health three years. Representative to the General Court four years. Moderator of twenty-seven town meetings, eleven of them being annual meetings, and has served on many committees.
is not a native of Medford
, but is descended from the early settlers of the place.
One of his ancestors, Samuel Polley
, who settled in Medford
in 1708, married Elizabeth Hall, granddaughter of John Hall, who settled in Medford
is also descended from the early settlers of Marblehead
, his great-grandfather being the famous ‘King
’ Hooper of that town.
Miss Helen T. Wild
, whose portrait also appears in this number, is the efficient secretary of Sarah Bradlee Fulton Chapter, D. A.R., as well as an active worker in the Historical Society.
Her article on Medford
in the War
of the Revolution is of pleasing interest.
the opening meeting of the season, October 17, was a social occasion.
The rooms were cheerful
from blazing wood fires, and brilliant
from electric lights, and the same adjectives might be applied, with due discrimination, to the members, who gathered in a goodly number.
Rev. Edward A. Rand
, of Watertown
, who was present as a guest, made one of his charming addresses, and refreshments were served during the evening at the pleasure of the individual.
Mrs. Mary B. Loomis
, the newly elected regent of Sarah Bradlee Fulton Chapter, D. A.R., is a member of the Historical Society, and has contributed much to the social pleasure of the Saturday evening chats.
We trust that her success with the gavel
may equal her skill with the chafing-dish
the title-page and table of contents for Vol.
I. of the Register is issued with this number.
It will be found of convenient use in binding.
In ye olden time
It didn't make so much difference if they couldn't see so well; but
call for good vision, and comfortable vision, too.
Eyes tested by the most approved modern methods, and glasses accurately fitted.
8 Main street, Medford, Mass.
C. D. Tucker, Ophthalmic Refractionist and Optician.
Joel Goldthwait & Co., Carpets, 169 Washington Street, Boston.
Goods delivered in Medford. [p. 53]