enty-two of these leathern buckets, inscribed with the name of the owner and the year of his membership, which the present company prize as relics of auld lang syne.
Mr. Francis A. Wait has hanging in the front hall of his house three buckets inscribed as follows:
One, John A. Fulton1785.
Two, Nathan Wait1810.
The following are those in the hook and ladder carriage room:
Two, J. Swan1785.
Two, Ebenezer Hall1785.
Two, Benjamin Fisk1800.
One, Daniel Swan1821.
Two, Robert Bacon1822.
Two, Thomas R. Peck1827.
Two, Abnah Bartlettno date.
One, E. Hallno date.
One, Daniel Lawrence1841.
One, Timothy Cottingno date.
One, Samuel Chaseno date.
Two, Andrew Blanchard, Columbian Eagle Fire Society.
One, Nathan Sawyerno date.
One, Gov. BrooksNo. 1
One, Gen'l JacksonNo. 2.
We have now in the service of the city an organization bearing the name of Washington Hook and Ladder Company which has been in existence for seventy-two years without interruption.
From time to
e passed away on Feb. 17, 1897.
Mr. Cram, the pump-maker, lived in the low house just opposite Pleasant street. He was always in demand.
Judah Loring's home was next above Mr. Cudworth's. He was a ship-carpenter, having a shop located near the present railroad crossing.
Mr. Samuel Clark, who has just built a house on the site of Jonathan Sampson's homestead, came to Medford from Hanover in 1834 and was apprenticed to Edward Eells, a former ship-builder in Hanover who came to Medford in 1822 and did the joiner-work for many of the vessels built here.
He died in 1838 and his son Robert L. succeeded him in business.
Mr. Clark married the youngest daughter of Edward Eells in 1845 and lived many years in the old home.
He is the only survivor of all the workers in the ship-yards living on this old street, and is in his eighty-fourth year.
The long tenement house known as the Colleges still stands.
How it ever came to have a name like that is not known.
An old deed conveying th