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Medford Historical Society. the Medford Historical Society was incorporated under Massachusetts laws, May 22, 1896. The incorporators were Wm. Cushing Wait, Will C. Eddy, Lorin L. Dame, Mrs. Louise G. DeLong, Miss Helen T. Wild, Miss Eliza M. Gill, Miss Mary E. Sargent, Allston P. Joyce, and Charles H. Loomis. The objects of the Society are to collect, preserve, and disseminate the local and general history of Medford and the genealogy of Medford families; to make antiquarian collections; to collect books of general history, genealogy, and biography; and to prepare, or cause to be prepared, from time to time such papers and records relating to these subjects as maybe of general interest to the members. Medford is one of the ancient and honorable communities of the country. Founded in 1630, its municipal life has been patriotic, dignified, and law-abiding, while the family history of many of its citizens is filled with facts and experiences relating to ye early tymes, wh
Sarah Bradlee Fulton Chapter, D. A. R. by Eliza M. Gill, historian. this local chapter of the patriotic order known as the Daughters of the American Revolution was formally organized on Dec. 17, 1896. Its formation was the outcome of a correspondence between Madame Anna Von Rydingsvard, then State Regent of Massachusetts, an
The following names appear in the charter: Mrs. Mary S. Goodale, Mrs. Mary B. Loomis, Miss Helen T. Wild, Miss Adeline B. Gill, Mrs. Emma W. Goodwin, Miss Eliza M. Gill, Mrs. S. Olive Loring, Miss M. Gertrude Bragdon, Miss Bertha G. Paige, Miss Jessie M. Dinsmore, Mrs. Hannah E. Ayers, Mrs. Sarah F. E. Bruce, Miss Sarah L. 1898, as follows:
Regent.—Mrs. M. Susie Goodale.
Vice-Regent.—Mrs. Mary B. Loomis.
Registrar.—Mrs. Emma W. Goodwin.
Secretary.—Miss Helen T. Wild.
Historian.—Miss Eliza M. Gill.
Treasurer.—Mss Sarah L. Clark.
Board of Managers.
Mrs. Asaphine De F. Manning.
Mrs. Hannah E. Ayers.