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HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks), Chapter
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Historic leaves, volume 4, April, 1905 - January, 1906,
Elmer Hewitt Capen
Elmer Hewitt Capen By David L. Maulsby Elmer Hewitt Capen was born at Stoughton, April 5, 1838. He died at Tufts College, March 22, 1905. He received his preparatory education at Pierce Academy, Middleborough, and at the Green Mountain Institute, Woodstock, Vt. He entered Tufts in 1856, and was graduated with the degree of A. B. in 1860. During the year 1859-60 Mr. Capen served in the Massachusetts legislature. He studied law with Thomas S. Harlow, of Boston, and at the Harvard Law School, but although admitted to the bar in 1864, he never practiced. Instead, he studied theology with the Rev. A. St. John Chambre, and in 1864 began to preach. From 1865 till 1869 he was pastor of the Independent Christian church in Gloucester. The next year, partly on account of his wife's health, he removed to St. Paul, Minn., to take charge of the Universalist church there. In 1870 he was called to the First Universalist church in Providence, R. I. Here he remained for five years, mea
Some notes of the history of Medford from 1801 to 1851. read before the Medford Historical Society. by Hon. Thomas S. Harlow. I have been requested to speak of the history of Medford during the first half of the present century. An old writer once said, Happy are the people who have no history. This is only another mode of expressing the quiet happiness of the calm, contented life in which so many of our New England towns moved on, with little to record and little to disturb them.
ons, often acting as a wholesome check upon the exuberance of her sister.
Let me mention an incident which will give you some idea of Miss Mary's —shall I say character?
One morning as I passed her window on my way to school she called to me— Mr. Harlow, are you a sinner?
I pleaded guilty, quoting the assembly's catechism as evidence.
Well, said she, if you are a sinner, come and take tea with us to-night; a few of our friends will be here to pass the evening, and they will all be saints but
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 2., The development of the public
School of Medford. (search)
Membership of the Society. Number previously reported256 Rev. Charles W. Loomis1 — 257 Honorary members. Hon. T. S. Harlow, M. E. Chandler, Charles Cummings3 — 260 Deaths, 4; dropped, 3; withdrawals, 714 —