Born at Medford
, July 16, 1856.
Died in Boston
, December 27, 1921.
She was a descendant in the ninth generation of Thomas Lincoln
, the Hingham miller of 1636, and, on the maternal side, of Deacon Simon Stone
She was a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, from whose Register
76, p. lxxxviii) we quote (in part) the following, by permission:—
was educated at a private school taught by Miss Ellen Wild
and at the Medford [p. 16]
High School, where she was graduated in 1871.
After leaving school she attended courses of Lowell Institute lectures and schools for the study of special subjects, such as modern languages, and was constantly seeking to enlarge the horizon of her intellectual life.
She was interested in such sciences as geology, was fond of outdoor exercise, and went on many of the excursions of the Appalachian Mountain Club.
She was corresponding secretary of the Stone Family Association, and compiled a catalogue of its members, showing their lines of descent, which was published by the Association in Boston
in 1901 as a pamphlet of 92 pages.
She was librarian and curator of the Medford
Historical Society, 1900-1919, and in 1920 was elected one of its vicepresidents.
A lifelong resident of Medford
, she was generous in her financial support of deserving charitable organizations in her home city, and of the First Parish (Unitarian) Church, of which she was a member.’
We have as yet been unable to find any to write a suitable appreciation of the painstaking work done by her during those nineteen years of service,—work that often took her into the late hours of night and away from her home.
Scrupulously exact to the minutest detail of record, she always had the Society
's interest in her thought, and even in her latest hours of pain, while in the Boston hospital
, dictated a letter, and herself addressed it, to the editor, regretting her absence from the meeting and sending her regards, hoping soon to be with us again.
When the subject of a new Society building was broached Miss Lincoln
was the first to respond with financial help, several times repeated.
She gave of her time, her effort, her means, and her good will.
It should be told for a memorial of her. [p. 17]