three pretty, intelligent daughters.
One of these, Rebecca Theresa Reed
is remembered by a story given to the press, prior to the disgraceful riot resulting in the destruction of the Ursuline convent at Charlestown
He probably little dreamed that his future wife would be the last survivor of that conventual school.
When fourteen years of age he left Mr. Angier
's school to learn the printer's trade.
He had read the life of Benjamin Franklin
, which “inclined him to that mechanical art.”
The proprietor of the New England Farmer
was a relative, and in his family he found kind friends and a happy home.
But while attaining some proficiency in the “art preservative” he seems to have relinquished the mechanical part for other activities, and followed his employers into that garden-seed business which still continues in Boston
Of Mr. Warren
's subsequent successful business life in the Danish West India Islands
we need not here allude, only to say that he doubtless followed his old sea-captain friend's advice on starting thither, “Willie, my boy, always remember to look out for number one.”
He early acquired a competence, and retiring from active business, attended to the wise management of his affairs and in many positions of trust which have been noted in a former issue of the Register.
It is to his boyhood days and times we refer.
In reading his autobiography, one is impressed with the worthwhileness
of his early education in the Medford schools
, both public and private, and the influence of the home of his grandparents that gave him a start in his business career.
His interest in the life of Franklin
read in his boyhood led him to secure (on opportunity) the old Ramage
press, said to have been used by Franklin
, for the Bostonian Society
, in whose rooms in the Old State House
it may be seen.
May the many Medford
schoolboys that throng our streets and schools with all the modern advantages, have as successful a career.