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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 20., Notes Epistolary and Horticultural. (search)
f his estate is now the site of the Revere House. He had a very fine garden and is said to have had the first orchids in New England. He had several children, Kirk, Francis, William, Mrs. William Wells, Mrs. Lyman, Mrs. Edward Brooks, John Wright Boott. Francis was a physician and botanist of note who spent most of his time in England. His brother William was a botanist of local fame. The former, born in Boston, 1792, died in London, 1863. The latter, born in Boston, 1805, died there, 1887. He spent much time in summer in Medford studying its flora. He was accustomed to pass Sundays and Wednesday nights at the home of his relative Francis Brooks, whose father, Edward, oldest son of Peter Chardon Brooks, married Eliza Boott, 1821. of Boston. Alfred and Howard the two youngest sons, died in comparatively early life. Martha the eldest daughter had received a superior education to her sisters, under the patronage of a wealthy aunt in England, to whom she soon returned after re
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 25., Medford Church anniversaries. (search)
ched the twenty-fifth anniversary sermon. He has but recently retired from the active pastorate of Saxonville church. In his advanced years of four score he found it a pleasure to attend both Medford and West Medford festivities in memory of his services a half century before and the grand old man was listened to with marked attention. Then followed an impressive scene—the calling the roll of the honored pastors gone before, the entire assembly standing. At the name of Jarvis A. Ames (1887-88-89) an extract from one of his pastoral reports was read, which was like a message from an old-time friend. Letters were read from several former pastors who were unable to attend, and quite a number of former members(now removed) were at this home-coming. But two of the original members still remain. Three of the Ladies' Aid Society of 1873 were present. Music was furnished by an orchestra and refreshments by the young ladies of the Epworth League during the social hour that followe
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 25., Old ships and ship-building days of Medford. (search)
secular, fraternal and religious, which are worthy of notice. They were issued in furtherance of some special object. The fair papers, announcing a fair or festival, of course were ephemeral,—still a collection of such would be of historic interest. They were generally financed by their advertising patrons for the furtherance of their respective objects, and, as was expected, only transitory. Several of the Medford churches have at times published weekly or monthly papers. In 1886 and 1887 the First Medford Episcopal Church published its Enterprise, a monthly (Rev. L. D. Bragg edited it) in furtherance of the big enterprise of raising the burdensome debt upon the church property. That it was a help is seen in the fact that its first two subscription payments was the first money collected toward $14,000. Some town news, as well as parish and church, may be found in its columns. In 1901, Rev. J. V. Clancy launched the Parish Beacon, an eight-page monthly, in May. Though pri
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 26., History of the Medford High School. (search)
from September 1, 1873, to June 1, 1878. Miss Isabel Webster, from September 1, 1878, to July 1, 1881. Henry W. Poor, from September 1, 1881, to October 1, 1885. Wallace Bryant, from October 1, 1885, to July 1, 1809. Miss George L. Norton, from October 1, 1889, to June 30, 1891. Miss Louise MacLeod, from September 14, 1891. Miscellaneous. Prior to 1868, the course of study embraced a period of four years. At that date it was reduced to three years, and so remained till 1887, when it was so modified that students could choose between a course of three and one of four years. Candidates for college have been accustomed to take a postgraduate course of one year. Upon the solicitation of parents and pupils the School Board recently (1889) voted to establish military instruction for the young men and the town made an appropriation therefor. In the late civil war more than forty of the alumni, in the spirit of their patriotic declamations, seeing behind the starr
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 26., My Revolutionary ancestors: major Job Cushing, Lieutenant Jerome Lincoln, Walter Foster Cushing (search)
ernor of Massachusetts. From Daniel Lincoln, the second son of Samuel Lincoln, who came to this country from England, are descended the Cohasset Lincolns, my ancestors, who married into the Cushing family. From Samuel's third son, Mordicai, came Abraham Lincoln. To go back to the colonists at Hingham: At a town meeting in 1638, a house lot of five acres on Pear Tree hill, Bachelor street, now Main street, was given to Matthew Cushing and it continued in possession of the family until 1887. Matthew was early engaged in the affairs of the town and was deacon in Reverend Hobart's church. His eldest son, Daniel, inherited, as the custom was, most of the property. He married Elizabeth Jacob. He was an active magistrate for many years and town clerk of Hingham in the years from 1680 to 1695. He was delegate to the General Court. His son, Matthew, married in 1684 Jael Jacob. He was known as Lieutenant, afterward Captain. He was also a selectman. In his will he left his
Death of a Noted character. Toronto, Canada. Aug, 29. --William Lyon McKensia, a promp leader of the rebellion in 1887, has died.
Stock Sales. --Yesterday at the stock sale of Messrs. Davenport & Co. the following figures were realized: Va, 6 per cent reg'd bonds, long dates, 183 to 187, according to dates; Va 6 per cent coupon bonds, old issue, 420; Confederate coupon bonds, 15 M loan, $2,000 at 171; $12,500 at 170; $2,544 Confederate coupons, 15 M loan, 162; Confederate 8 per cent convertibles, reg'd, 110½; Confederate coupon bonds, 1887, 111½; other dates from 105¼ to 108 ¼ Confederate 7 per cent reg'd bonds, 100 and int; Richmond and Fredericksburg Railroad scrip, 140; Richmond and Danville Railroad, 202 to 21
brokers at $12, and sold at $13. Bank Notes.--Southern bank notes are bought by the brokers at $2.75, and sold at $3. Bonds and Stocks.--At the auction sale of Lancaster & Co., on Wednesday, bonds and stocks commanded the following figures: Confederate 8 per cent. coupons, 1881, 114; do., 1871, 112; registered bonds, 1868-'9, 110; convertibles, 113 to 115; 15 million loan coupons, 190; do. registered bonds, 152½ to 155; Virginia registered bonds, 1891-'94, 253; do., 1890, 255; do., 1887, 257; registered bonds, past-due, 197 to 198, North Carolina 8's, coupons' 235; city of Richmond 6's, 246; Lynchburg coupon bonds, 255; Norfolk bonds, registered, 165 to 166; Alexandria coupon bonds, 255; Va. and Tenn. railroad bonds, second mortgage, 242; Va. Central railroad bonds, second mortgage, 245; Va. Central railroad dividend bonds, 6 per cent., 210; R., F. and P. railroad 7 per cent. convertibles, 253; do. 6 per cent., 205; Orange and Alexandria railroad bonds, first mortgage, 6's,
The Daily Dispatch: November 27, 1863., [Electronic resource], Reported fighting on the Rapidan — the enemy said to be Crossing. (search)
s and Stocks--At the sale of bonds and stocks by Messrs. Lancaster & Co., on Wednesday, the following figures were realized: Confederate 8 per cent coupon bonds, 1864-'68, 101 to 101½ 8 per cent registered bonds, 1864-'79, 100 ½ to 113, convertibles, 112½ 15 m loan, 186, for small bonds; large bonds of the same issue are worth from 198 to 200; Virginia registered bonds from 250 to 257; Virginia coupons, 446 to 448; North Carolina new 6's, 255; North Carolina new 8's, 261; Richmond city bonds, 1887, 271; Bedford county bonds, 1866, 157; R. & Y. R. R. bonds, 1st mortgage, 174; Manassas Gap R. R. bonds, 1st mortgage, 142; Orange and Alexandria R. R., 2d mortgage 235; Bank of Commonwealth stock, 166; Traders' Bank, 176 to 180; Bank of Virginia, 122 to 123; Virginia Central R. R. stock, 156; Richmond Importing and Exporting Company, 925; Richmond and Petersburg Importing and Exporting Company, 525; Old Dominion Trading Co, 525; James River Packet Co, 121. Grain--There is little if an
ll their portion to the other, and he provides that the heirs may live on the place in common, contributing equally to its support. When any of his blood relations cease to reside on the place, then the house and land is to revert to the Government then having dominion over them. He wills that his slaves shall be free, as follows: the day of emancipation being July 4: Gilbert Kay, 1866; James Brown, 1865, June, 1867; Ellen Brown, 1870; Henry Brown, 1878; William Brown, 1881; Judson, 1887; Lucy, 1872; Charles Sumner, 1876; and Ben, an old man; whenever he sees proper to take his freedom. He desires that the remains of his late wife shall be interred in the Congressional Burying Ground, and put in a coffin made of granite, the top to be placed on two granite pins, one inch in diameter, and one inch in height.--So that they may be placed in a fire proof building to be erected in the southeast end of the garden, which is to hold the stereotype plates of the Congressional Glo
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