burning of the Ursuline Convent
, August 1, 1834, her sister Abbie, who had been there, came here to school; Anna
and Maria Wells
, whose father, Charles Wells
, was Mayor
, 1832 and 1833; Miss Smith
; Miss Parker
; Harriet Bacon
; Pamelia Symmes
; Susan Revere
, and Susan Floyd
, a relative of the family.
, a pupil of Mrs. Rowson
, was aunt of the Bishop
children, who were Miss Bradbury
gave up her school a short time before she became the wife of Thomas R. Peck
She was married September 29, 1842, and assumed the charge of a family of six children, the daughters of which had been her charges while she was a teacher.
Her home was thenceforth at the Peck homestead, one hundred and five Mystic avenue.
She was fond of reading, was familiar with the best in English literature, and in her later days, was often seen walking to the library, frequently accompanied by her husband.
Their tall, dignified forms were familiar to the dwellers in the square.
The last ten years of her life she was blind.
Her frequent advice to her young friends was to store the mind in youth with the gems of poetry that would give comfort to repeat in old age.
died March 8, 1882, and his wife, September 10, 1882, the last of her father's family.
Eliza, Susan, Caroline and Charlotte
are the daughters of William Bradbury
, best remembered by people of this city.
They were attendants at the First Parish Church, devoted to all its benevolent work.
They enjoyed a comfortable fortune, but had New England
thrift, and were never ashamed of honest work.
They were true gentlewomen, refined, with that genuine sympathy that showed itself in those acts of neighborly kindness that seem almost to have gone out of fashion.
To the children of our family they were dear friends, familiarly called aunts.
We counted it a great happiness to spend the afternoon with them and take tea in their cosey home.
They were fond of young peopie,