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:—
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.