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timely. Convers Francis served an apprenticeship in Medford, learning the art and trade of a baker of Capt. Ebenezer Hall. He became the captain's foreman for some years and was in business two years at Menotomy. At his former master's desire he succeeded him in 1797, and himself retired at the age of fifty-two, with what was then a fortune, $50,000. He soon erected (in 1800, it is said) a substantial house, that has these historic interests: First, that there his talented daughter, Lydia Maria (by marriage, Child), was born February 1, 1802. See Vol. III, p. 95, register, therefor. Second, that the Medford Cracker was there designed and first made. All work incident thereto was for many years by hand. This bread deserved all the fame it acquired, and as each little loaf, because of its peculiar making, split in halves, it got the name, crackers. Mr. Francis faced his house to the sun, with its front door on Salem street, the rear reached by a path, later called Blanchar