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Samuel Cushing.

Samuel Cushing, a member of this society, and familiar figure in this community for fifty-four years, passed into the great beyond from his home on Pleasant street, May 21, 1904, in his seventy-ninth year.

He was a native of Cohasset, and came of stock that is traced back to Puritan origin. He was connected with the heroes of the American Revolution through his great-grandfather, Capt. Job Cushing of Cohasset, who raised a company and marched from Hingham, and was with Washington at Valley Forge during the trying winter of 1777.

After serving the usual apprenticeship Mr. Cushing worked in the Navy Yard at Charlestown and in several of the yards on our famous old Ship street, from whence the Medford clipper ships, for Californian trade. were in such great demand.

Mr. Cushing was twice married, and by the first union had three sons, two of whom survive him, Hiram C. Cushing of Pasadena, Cal., and Walter F. Cushing, of Medford.

If, at times, he was abrupt and outspoken and severely critical, still he was a good citizen and had qualities to offset this peculiarity. In his latter years, and especially during his long illness, he became softened in spirit and entirely reconciled to the teachings of Scripture, whose terms he gladly accepted.

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