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Medford Horticulturists.

Medford has been in the vanguard many a time, and it is pleasant to know that when the Massachusetts Horticultural Society was formed, among the original (one hundred and thirty-eight) members who subscribed before the organization of the society, March 17, 1829, that the name of Samuel Train of this town is found. During the first fifty years of the society's life the following citizens enrolled in the membership:—

1829Dr. Samuel Swan.
1829George Thompson.
1830Dudley Hall.
1830John King.
1831Capt. Martin Burridge.
1834Nathaniel H. Bishop.

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1845Edmund T. Hastings, Jr.
1845Nathaniel Whiting.
1847John H. Bacon.
1847Robert Bacon.
1850George E. Adams.
1851Charles Hall.
1855S. B. Perry.
1859George L. Stearns.
1860James Bean.
1863Peter C. Hall.
1864Caroline B. Chase (Mrs.
1864David W. Lothrop.
1865Francis Brooks.
1865;Joshua T. Foster.
1865J. Q, A. Griffin.
1865William B. Whitcomb.
1865Ellen M. Gill (Mrs.
1866Mrs. Samuel Joyce.
1866Edward Kakas.
1866Francis Thieler.
1867S. R. Roberts.
1868Dr. H. H. Pillsbury.
1869William C. Child.
1869James W. Tufts.
1870Japhet Sherman.
1871George S. Buss.
1872Benj. F. Morrison.
1873William H. Northey.
1873Alonzo E. Tainter.
1873Charles Garfield.

In 1841 Mrs. Lucy Bigelow, widow of Timothy, was made an honorary member, an honor shared, up to 1879, with five other women. Of the above only Mrs. Ellen M. Gill is now living (August 22, 1918). Enfeebled by age, her active work in the society has ceased. E. M. G.

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