o the Social Library, the benefits of which have descended to us through the channels of the Public Library, into which the former was absorbed.
He gave to the First Parish two silver cans for the communion table and the portrait of Rev. Ebenezer Turell, the second pastor of the church, whose name he bore.
From his own portrait Turell Tufts looks down upon us from the library wall of our local Historical Society.
This portrait was the gift of his grandnephew in a half degree, the late Dudley C. Hall, who named a child of his, who died young, for this distant relative.
This short account of Turell Tufts is fortunately supplemented by that interesting one from the pen of the late James A. Hervey, in his delightful Reminiscences of an Earlier Medford in July register, 1901.
Turell's father was agent for Colonel Royall's estate after the latter left in 1775.
His mother is described as being a commanding, portly looking lady, with a handsome double chin.
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