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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 1., Medford Historical Society. (search)
Montague, Fred W. Moore, Ernest B. Morrison, Benjamin F. Morss, Charles H. Nimmo, Mrs. Helen M. Nimmo, Andrew. Norcross, J. Henry. Norcross, Mrs. C. J. W. Nottage, Henry B. Nye, Charles E. Ober, J. E. Oldfield, John. Oldfield, Mrs. Mary. Oldfield, Miss Ada. Page, Mrs. Annie M. Papkee, J. A. Parker, Charles H. Peak, Irvin E. Peak, Mrs. Esther R. Phemister, E. A. Plummer, Mrs. J. M. G. Porter, Miss Helen. Randall, Edward S. Russell, Mrs. Cora L. Sampson, George T. Sampson, Miss Ellen R. Sargent, Miss Mary E. Shultis, Mark. Shultis, Mrs. Kate D. Spinney, Frank T. Stetson, George W. Stickney, Allison M. Stickney, Mrs. Allison M. Stone, Miss Katherine H. Street, John D. Swan, Charles H. Swift, Miss Caroline E. Symmes, Miss Amelia M. Teele, Edward W. Thompson, Wm. A. Wait, William Cushing. Wait, Francis A. Wait, Miss Hetty F. Wait, Miss Sarah H. Washburne, Mis
signed by His Excellency John Hancock, Governor of the Commonwealth. By this charter the proprietors were authorized to lay such assessments from time to time as might be required for the construction of the canal. At their first meeting the proprietors intrusted the management of the corporation to a board of thirteen members, who were to choose a president and vice-president from their own number, the entire board subject to annual election. Boston capitalists subscribed freely, and Russell, Gore, Barrell, Craigie, and Brooks appear among the earliest directors. This board organized on the 11th of October by the choice of James Sullivan as president and Colonel Baldwin and John Brooks (afterwards Governor Brooks) as vice-presidents. The first step was to make the necessary surveys between the Charlestown basin and the Merrimac at Chelmsford; but the science of engineering was in its infancy in New England, and it was difficult to find a competent person to undertake the tas
was taken by Mr. John Angier, who kept a boarding-school there for many years, and had scholars from other States and from the West Indies. The Misses Bradbury kept an excellent school for young ladies, boarders and others, on South street. Mrs. Russell, mother of the late Governor Russell, told me she attended school there. During the first half of the century, and until the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution in 1855, a majority of voters, instead of a plurality as now, was requiredGovernor Russell, told me she attended school there. During the first half of the century, and until the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution in 1855, a majority of voters, instead of a plurality as now, was required for the election of any public officer. The consequence often was that for many public offices there was a failure to elect. For the governor and senators a mode was prescribed for filling the vacancy, but for representatives, if the people failed to make a choice, they were left unrepresented. As the law then stood, if they failed to elect on the first day they could adjourn to the next day. Upon a second failure they could adjourn for one week. If there was then no choice they had to go u
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 1., Index to Births, deaths, and Marriages, published in Nos. I, 2, and 3 of register. (search)
iam, 60. Patterson, James, 63. Peirce, Abigail, 64. Benonie, 93. Benjamin, 61, 64. Eleanor, 64. Francis, 62. Hannah, 61. Jonathan, 95. Lydia, 63. Mary, 93. Nathaniel, 60, 94. Rebecca, 95. Robert, 94. Sarah, 64 (2). Susanna, 95. Thomas, 94. Polly, Elizabeth, 95. Ruth, 96. Samuel, 94. Porter, Aaron, 93. Margaret, 96. Susanna, 95. Purchase, Sarah, 63. Reuben, a Negro, 96. Richardson, Abigail, 95. Joshua, 94. Mary, 96. Russell, Phillip, 62. Sargent, Joseph, 95. Seccomb, Anne, 93. Charles, 92. John, 63 (3). Jonathan, 93. Peter, 61. Thomas, 92. Willis, 62. Sheppard, Jacob, 28, 29. Solomon, Ann, 62. Tufts, Abigail, 63. Anna, 25, 28. Cotton, 26 (2). Dorothy, 27 (2), 28 (2), 62. Elizabeth, 25. Henry, 95. John, 26 (3). Jonathan, 26 (3), 63. Joseph, 61. Lydia, 63. Mary, 25, 26. Mercy, 26 (2), 27, 28 (2), 94, 95. Nathaniel, 27. Persis, 28. Peter, 25 (2), 93, 94.