ter Chardon Brooks, was born at Medford 10 February 1795, entered Harvard College, from which he received the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1814 and that of Master of Arts three years later, and died 10 September 1855.
He married, 20 April 1829, Ellen Shepherd, who was born in Louisiana 22 August 1809 and died II August 1884, daughter of Resin Davis and Lucy (Gorham) Shepherd.
Their only daughter died in infancy; but their eldest son, Peter Chardon Brooks, A. B. (Harvard, 1852), A. M. (ib., 1871), who was born at Watertown 8 May 1831 and died in Boston 27 January 1920, married, 4 October 1866, Sarah Lawrence, daughter of Amos Adams Lawrence, A. B. (Harvard, 1835), A. M. (ib., 1838), and was a well-known and public-spirited resident of Boston and Medford, while their younger son, Shepherd Brooks, is the subject of this memoir.
He was prepared for college by Dr. Samuel Eliot of Boston, entered Harvard, and received there the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1857 and that of Master of A
oston, 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 of Watertown of 1635.
She was a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, from whose Register (Vol.
76, p. lxxxviii) we quote (in part) the following, by permission:—
Miss Lincoln was educated at a private school taught by Miss Ellen Wild in Medford and at the Medford 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
ave been made and on which is just now being erected a dwelling.
He very soon sold the store to Sawyer & Parmenter, who in December sold it to J. E. Ober, who in 1871 built his present residence and Mr. Mann his, the latter person being the first resident on that street.
In 1870 Simeon S. Leavitt had built, by J. H. Norton, tlder, and it was doubtless the best constructed of any hereabout.
Only a memory now, as it has just been demolished to make way for a large apartment house.
In 1871, C. A. Folsom had erected on Harvard avenue, what was for a time called the New York house, a showy structure built by New York men who said We've come to show Masething unknown in 1870, as was equally unknown the electric street and house lighting, which displaced the gas that still remains to do our cooking.
As early as 1871 our boys had the devil's fiddle (mother's tomato can and a string), but now almost every house has its telephone.
The treeless plain of 1870 now has its shaded st
families, have necessitated another voting precinct in Ward Six, and in the corner of the railway lot is its polling booth.
It was our intention to present here a view (contemporary to that in our last issue) of Mystic hall and the Smith residence
See Register, Vol.
XXVI, Frontispiece. (the latter burned in 1865) but considering the greater change, are showing Brentwood court, now nearing completion.
This is a modern apartment house said to be the last word in modern construction.
In 1871 Charles M. Barrett, then of Warren street, erected here his home dwelling, the master builder being Deacon James Pierce of Old Medford.
The old granite wall and entrance of the Smith mansion was retained and the house was of two stories with slated French roof (so called) and cupola.
Its interior finish was entirely of hardwood, and numerous fireplaces added to all modern conveniences of the time made it one of the best in town.
This has succumbed to the wrecking company, and where once li