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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 14., Medford Historical Society. (search)
. Leonard J. Manning. Corresponding Secretary and treasurer. George S. T. Fuller. Recording Secretary. Miss Alice E. Curtis. Librarian and Curator. Miss Agnes W. Lincoln. Custodians of real estate. President, Corresponding Secretary, treasurer. Standing committees. Publication. George S. T. Fuller, Chairman. Miss Annie E. Durgin. Miss Helen T. Wild. Moses W. Mann. H. N. Ackerman. Membership. C. Arthur Platts, Chairman. Elisha B. Curtis. Mrs. Ellen M. Gill. Mrs. Julia W. Dalrymple. Mrs. Elsie R. Perkins. Mrs. H. A. C. Scott. Papers and addresses. Henry E. Scott, Chairman. Arthur E. Whitney. Mrs. Adelaide E. Cordis. Geo. W. Parsons. Mrs. Louise G. Delong. John H. Hooper. Miss Katharine H. Stone. Historic sites. Moses W. Mann, Chairman. Francis A. Wait. Miss Catharine E. Harlow. Miss Ella L. Burbank. Frederick H. Kidder. Charles N. Jones. Genealogy. Miss Eliza M. Gill, Chairman. Mrs. Edith G. Dennis. M
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 15., Medford Historical Society. (search)
rd J. Manning. Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer. George S. T. Fuller. Recording Secretary. Miss Eliza M. Gill. Librarian and Curator. Miss Agnes W. Lincoln. Custodians of real estate. President, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer. Standing Committees. Publication. George S. T. Fuller, Chairman. Miss Annie E. Durgin. Miss Helen T. Wild. Moses W. Mann, Editor. H. N. Ackerman. Membership. C. Arthur Platts, Chairman. Elisha B. Curtis. Mrs. Ellen M. Gill. Abner H. Barker. Mrs. Julia W. Dalrymple. Mrs. Elsie R. Perkins. Mrs. H. A. C. Scott. Andrew F. Curtin. Papers and Addresses. Geo. W. Parsons, Chairman. Henry B. Doland. Mrs. Adelaide E. Cordis. Miss Alice E. Curtis. Mrs. Louise G. Delong. John H. Hooper. Percy S. Brayton. Miss Katharine H. Stone. Historic sites. Moses W. Mann, Chairman. Francis A. Wait. Miss Catharine E. Harlow. Miss Ella L. Burbank. Frederick H. Kidder. Charles N. Jones. Genealogy
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 15., Pedigree of a Medford Tree. (search)
Pedigree of a Medford Tree. Mrs. Ellen M. Gill rooted a cutting from a willow tree growing on the Hayes estate at Lexington. She gave it to Mr. C. N. Jones, who in 1891 planted it on the Washington School grounds. It has grown to the sizable tree now to be seen at the east side of the schoolhouse. The Lexington tree from which Mother Gill got the cutting was grown from a similar cutting taken from a willow at Washington's Mount Vernon estate. E. M. G. Pedigree of a Medford Tree. Mrs. Ellen M. Gill rooted a cutting from a willow tree growing on the Hayes estate at Lexington. She gave it to Mr. C. N. Jones, who in 1891 planted it on the Washington School grounds. It has grown to the sizable tree now to be seen at the east side of the schoolhouse. The Lexington tree from which Mother Gill got the cutting was grown from a similar cutting taken from a willow at Washington's Mount Vernon estate. E. M. G.
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 16., Medford Historical Society. (search)
George S. T. Fuller. Recording Secretary. Miss Eliza M. Gill. Librarian and Curator. Miss Agnes W. Lincoln. Custodians of real estate. President, Corresponding Secretary, treasurer. Standing committees. Publication. George S. T. Fuller, Chairman. Miss Helen T. Wild. Miss Annie E. Durgin. Moses W. Mann, Editor. Pres. Henry E. Scott. Membership. Herbert N. Ackerman, Chairman. Mrs. Marion C. Williams. Elisha B. Curtis. Miss Elizabeth W. Howe. Mrs. Ellen M. Gill. Mrs. H. A. C. Scott. Abner H. Barker. Andrew F. Curtin. Papers and addresses. Geo. W. Parsons, Chairman. Mrs. Louise G. Delong. Henry B. Doland. John H. Hooper. Frank W. Lovering. Percy S. Brayton. Miss Alice E. Curtis. Miss Katharine H. Stone. Historic sites. Moses W. Mann, Chairman. Miss Ella L. Burbank. Francis A. Wait. Frederick H. Kidder. Miss Catharine E. Harlow. Charles N. Jones. Genealogy. Mrs. Edith G. Dennis, Chairman. Miss Hetty F. Wait
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 20., Notes Epistolary and Horticultural. (search)
y were exhibited than of any other, it is said, either because it was so popular, or because the season favored its growth. This seedling peach tree came up about 1857 and the apple about 1860. The fruit of the latter is of good size, yellow with a handsome red cheek. At the time when these fruits were so prominently before the public Medford was also well represented at the exhibition of our State Horticultural Society by the following—Mrs. Caroline B. Chase, Mrs. Elsey Joyce, Mrs. Ellen M. Gill and Francis Theiler. The ladies were genuine lovers of flowers and enthusiastic and successful growers. Fifty years ago they were prize winners at the weekly exhibitions of the society and were known for their skillful arrangement of floral designs. The last, at an advanced age, is still At the time of writing this, May, 1914. enjoying the cultivation of flowers, and her zeal is undiminished. Mr. Theiler had the German love for flowers and was the first trade florist here, carry
arles Hall. 1855S. B. Perry. 1859George L. Stearns. 1860James Bean. 1863Peter C. Hall. 1864Caroline B. Chase (Mrs.) 1864David W. Lothrop. 1865Francis Brooks. 1865;Joshua T. Foster. 1865J. Q, A. Griffin. 1865William B. Whitcomb. 1865Ellen M. Gill (Mrs.) 1866Mrs. Samuel Joyce. 1866Edward Kakas. 1866Francis Thieler. 1867S. R. Roberts. 1868Dr. H. H. Pillsbury. 1869William C. Child. 1869James W. Tufts. 1870Japhet Sherman. 1871George S. Buss. 1872Benj. F. Morrison. 1873William H 1867S. R. Roberts. 1868Dr. H. H. Pillsbury. 1869William C. Child. 1869James W. Tufts. 1870Japhet Sherman. 1871George S. Buss. 1872Benj. F. Morrison. 1873William H. Northey. 1873Alonzo E. Tainter. 1873Charles Garfield. In 1841 Mrs. Lucy Bigelow, widow of Timothy, was made an honorary member, an honor shared, up to 1879, with five other women. Of the above only Mrs. Ellen M. Gill is now living (August 22, 1918). Enfeebled by age, her active work in the society has ceased. E. M
Mrs. Ellen M. Gill. On January 29, 1919, after three years of waiting, Mother Gill passed on to the future life. Tracing her Pilgrim ancestry to John and Priscilla Alden, she was born, daughter of Atherton Thayer Bowditch, in Boston, June 28, 1830. Married in 1849 to John Gill of Watertown, she came with him to Medford in 1854, living on Ashland Street for more than sixty years. The love of flowers was inherent in her father's family, one of his relatives being a founder of the MassachGill passed on to the future life. Tracing her Pilgrim ancestry to John and Priscilla Alden, she was born, daughter of Atherton Thayer Bowditch, in Boston, June 28, 1830. Married in 1849 to John Gill of Watertown, she came with him to Medford in 1854, living on Ashland Street for more than sixty years. The love of flowers was inherent in her father's family, one of his relatives being a founder of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. In her earlier years, under such influence, she was a frequent exhibitor at the county fairs, and in 1865 she joined that society, and is said to be the first woman to attain its membership. The occasions were very rare when she did not receive award of prizes. In 1871 she erected her first greenhouse beside her home, and the florist business she established grew, under her fostering care, to large extent. She was a woman of kindly sympathies and many activiti
in which she was an expert. She was a life-long member of the Mystic Congregational Church and always a loyal participant in its activities as her strength allowed; also a member of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, where her mother, Ellen M. Gill, was so remarkable a figure in her culture of flowers for many years. Miss Gill was a charter member of the Sarah Bradlee Fulton Chapter, D. A. R., a member of the New England Historical and Genealogical Society, also of the Society for the Miss Gill was a charter member of the Sarah Bradlee Fulton Chapter, D. A. R., a member of the New England Historical and Genealogical Society, also of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. Prior to her removal from Medford to Waltham her health had failed and in Waltham she entered a private hospital where, after many months of weakness and much suffering at times, she finally passed away. In all this later experience she was upheld by her patient and cheerful spirit and her strong Christian faith. Always a great reader, toward the end she could only be read to and found then her chief comfort in the Bible and Whittier's poems, her e
An appreciation. The editor wishes in this limited space to express appreciation of Miss Gill's work in the Historical Society and register. Rarely absent from a meeting, she was its capable secretary for some years; always a ready helper. Her contributions to our pages number some thirty articles, the result of careful study, and may be confidently referred to for information of Medford events and people. Her suggestions led others in lines she had not time or strength to follow, but in whose work she had much interest. The initial contribution to our building fund, though anonymous, may have been hers. Her failing health at last prevented her meeting with us there, and her last visit was an unexpected one while being taken out in her wheel-chair by her attendant. She came into our assembly hall, enjoying a rest for a little time, but not into the upper library, where she would have found her greater delight. Among her writings is (in Vol. Xix) Lafayette's Visit to M
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