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Names of those whose graves were marked by the Historical Society, April 19, 1898:

John Blanchard,

Thomas Bradshaw,

Thomas Binford,

Capt. Caleb Brooks,

Lt.-Col. John Brooks (received title “General” after close of war),

Rev. Edward Brooks (Chaplain),

Hezekiah Blanchard,

Hezekiah Blanchard, Jr.,

Jonas Dickson,

Benjamin Francis,

Benjamin Floyd,

Benjamin Floyd,

John Le Bosquet,

Rev. David Osgood (Chaplain),

John Oakes,

Lt. Jonathan Porter,

James Richardson,

John Stimson,

Johnes Symmes,

Thomas Savels or Sables,

Maj. Samuel Swan (received title after close of war),

Benjamin Tufts,

Samuel Tufts,

Samuel Tufts, 3d,

Corp. James Tufts, Jr.,

Samuel Teal,

Ebenezer Tufts,

Jonathan Tufts,

David Vinton.

Unknown soldiers, probably from New Hampshire or Maine, who died in Medford during siege of Boston.

Mr. John H. Hooper, whose portrait appears in this number of the Register, and whose article on the bridges in Medford will be found of valuable interest, is a recognized authority on the landmarks and boundary lines of Medford, his knowledge and experience having been gained by many years' connection with town affairs.

He was for ten years a member of the Board of Selectmen, acting as Chairman for eight years. Assessor for eighteen years, Chairman of the Board for fifteen years. Road Commissioner three years. On the Board of Health three years. Representative to the General Court four years. Moderator of twenty-seven town meetings, eleven of them being annual meetings, and has served on many committees.

Mr. Hooper is not a native of Medford, but is descended from the early settlers of the place. [p. 51]

One of his ancestors, Samuel Polley, who settled in Medford in 1708, married Elizabeth Hall, granddaughter of John Hall, who settled in Medford in 1675.

Mr. Hooper is also descended from the early settlers of Marblehead, his great-grandfather being the famous ‘King’ Hooper of that town.

Miss Helen T. Wild, whose portrait also appears in this number, is the efficient secretary of Sarah Bradlee Fulton Chapter, D. A.R., as well as an active worker in the Historical Society. Her article on Medford in the War of the Revolution is of pleasing interest.

the opening meeting of the season, October 17, was a social occasion. The rooms were cheerful from blazing wood fires, and brilliant from electric lights, and the same adjectives might be applied, with due discrimination, to the members, who gathered in a goodly number.

Rev. Edward A. Rand, of Watertown, who was present as a guest, made one of his charming addresses, and refreshments were served during the evening at the pleasure of the individual.

Mrs. Mary B. Loomis, the newly elected regent of Sarah Bradlee Fulton Chapter, D. A.R., is a member of the Historical Society, and has contributed much to the social pleasure of the Saturday evening chats. We trust that her success with the gavel may equal her skill with the chafing-dish.

the title-page and table of contents for Vol. I. of the Register is issued with this number. It will be found of convenient use in binding. [p. 52]


In ye olden time

It didn't make so much difference if they couldn't see so well; but

Modern Requirements

call for good vision, and comfortable vision, too.

Eyes tested by the most approved modern methods, and glasses accurately fitted.

8 Main street, Medford, Mass.

C. D. Tucker, Ophthalmic Refractionist and Optician.

Joel Goldthwait & Co., Carpets, 169 Washington Street, Boston. Goods delivered in Medford. [p. 53]

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