ability and qualities as a man and lawyer are too well known to you for me to reiterate and dwell upon.
He was a man fond of sport, and in his early days was an excellent swordsman and athlete.
A little over a year ago we paid tribute to the memory of one of Medford
's most distinguished citizens, Mr. Justice Thomas S. Harlow
. Judge Harlow
was born in Castine, Maine
, November 15, 1812, and was the son of Bradford
and Nancy (Stetson
After the usual course of study at the public schools of his native town, he removed to Medford
in 1831, and there taught school three years, in the meantime preparing himself for college.
During 1833 he took charge of the grammar school, and in 1834 entered Bowdoin College, graduating in 1836.
He began the study of law in the office of Governor Edward Kent
, where he studied two years, and also edited a paper in Dover, Maine
In 1838 he removed to Louisville, Kentucky
, where he pursued his study of law, and was admitted to the bar in 1839.
He took up the practice of his profession in Paducah, Kentucky
, where he also became police justice.
He again returned to Medford
in 1842 and established himself permanently in the practice of law, practicing in both Boston
married Lucy J., daughter of Ebenezer Hall of Medford
, November 7, 1843, and died March 29, 1901, at his residence in Medford
, a short illness.
In his youthful days he was an athletic, tall and commanding man, which was plainly evident in his later days.
He often spoke to me of his early days in Kentucky
, and the conditions of practice there at that time.
, when the judge was there, the lawyers rode the circuit on horseback, with the judges, going from one county to another, passing through the forests in single file—the counties being connected by mere pathways.
He particularly emphasized the courtesy extended to the judges—‘a judge should have a bed ’