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Subject: Boston Weekly Journal - Obituaries
Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 17:07:08 -0400
Boston Weekly Journal, Thursday, Sept. 11, 1884
Hon. Charles J. Folger, Secretary of the Treasury, whose death was
recorded elsewhere in this paper (I don't have the rest of the paper!!!)
was born on the Island of Nantucket, Apr. 16, 1818. Twelve years later
his parents removed to Geneva, Ontario Co., NY, which has ever since been
his home. It is a long obit and I am not going to type the rest of it
up... if anyone has any interest in this I will make a copy and send to
Charles C. Webster, one of the oldest citizens of Keene, NH, and the
oldest member of the Cheshire County Bar, died at his residence on Court
street on Sunday the 7th inst. He was born in Salem, MA, Nov. 27, 1810,
and graduated at Dartmouth College in the class of 1830. He afterward
read law in Salem and attended the Harvard Law School, and was admitted
to practice in 1833. He soon settled in Chesterfield, NH, where he
enjoyed a good professional business from 1839 to 1846, at which time he
removed to Keene, and there engaged in an active and extensive practice,
which continued until with a few days of his death. The deceased was a
bright, genial gentleman of fine literary tastes and a generous nature,
liberal in his family and ever ready to assist the needy. In his
profession he was widely known as an able, careful and successful
practicioner, and faithful in the discharge of every duty to his client.
John Nelson Tappan, City Chamberlain of New York, died suddenly on Friday
at Schrron Lake in the Adirondacks. He has been ill for some time, and
went to the Adirondacks in the latter part of June. He was born in
Newburyport, MA in Feb. 1833. He came of an old Puritan family. He was
appointed City Chamberlain in 1875 by Mayor Wickham, succeeding the late
George W. Lane, He was a Director in the Marine Bank, and an intimate
friend of its President, James D. Fish. When the bank failed last May
the city had a deposit there of $1,000,000, and this amount, more than
double the amount on deposit in any other bank, had been placed there by
Mr. Tappan, he being the legal custodian of the city's money. The
Chamberlain was one of those who were badly victimized by Grant & Ward.
Joseph A. Newell, the well-known boot and shoe dealer, who was stricken
with paralysis at his home in West Newton on Monday, died Tuesday, aged
71 yrs. He was born in Needham, and had been a resident of West Newton
for 25 years. He began business in Boston as a retail boot and shoe
dealer forty years ago, on Washington street, near Boylston Market. He
afterward moved to Essex street, near the present location of his
business, and always has been a very active man. He was upright and
honorable in all his transactions. He has been prominent as a member of
the Second Congregational Church of Newton, and was for several years
Superintendent of the Sunday School. He was of a very genial
disposition, and gave much in charity. He leaves a widow and two
Rev. Dr. James Wesley Home, who was killed by the cars near Southport,
CT, Sunday, was an eminent Methodist preacher, the son of a Methodist
minister in the West Indies, and a graduate of Wesleyan University. He
established the Methodist College at Mourovia, Africa, when Liberia
became a free state. He subsequently wrote letters from Europe and the
Holy Land for the Christian Advocate, and was a frequent and influential
contributor to the publications of his denomination.
Mr. Eben Dorr, who died suddenly on Friday night at Charles River
Village, in Dover, was well known in Boston, where he formerly lived. He
was a son of John Dorr, one of the famous merchants of Boston, and for
anumber of years was engaged in business in Japan, where he represented
the United States Government as Consul. He was a man of fine literary
tastes, and in addition to extensive reading had traveled in many parts
of the world.
Capt. Benjamin S. Doane died at his residence in East Boston Tuesday.
Capt. Doane was formerly commander of the steamers Alhambra, Somerset,
Commerce and Oriental of Nickerson's line and several others. Of late
years he had been in the service of the Boston Tow Boat Company. The
flags of the steamboats in the harbor were half-masted Wednesday. He
leaves a widow and a grown up family.
Lieut. Edward L. Wade of Chelsea, of the United States Revenue Service,
died at the Danvers Insane Asylum on Thursday night, aged 39 yrs. He was
a graduate of the Chelsea schools, and during the Civil War was in the
United States Navy three years. He was subsequently appointed to the U.
S. Revenue Marine.
Fayette Lodovick Robinson, one of the oldest showmen in the country, died
in New Jefferson, Iowa, on Thursday, aged 68 yrs. He was a native of
Avon, NY, was a shoemaker by trade, and before embarking in the show
business acquired a handsome property by shoemaking. He became a showman
in 1845, and was connected with various enterprises in the West and
Capt. Watson W. Bridgeg, for several years in the weighers' department of
the Boston Custom House, died of congestion of the lungs at New Haven,
CT, on Saturday. Capt. Bridge was one of the original officers of the
Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteers, under Col. Shaw, and served with
that regiment till the close of the war.
Rev. Henry Hill, who was pastor of the Lowell Street M. E. Church, now
the Main Street M. E. Church, in Nashua in 1857 and before and following
that date a prominent member of the New Hampshire Conference, died
recently at some place in the West. During the War of the Rebellion he
was Chaplain in the Third Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers, serving
three years in that organization. The particulars of his sickness and
place and date of death have not come to hand.
Mr. James A. Lappen, a well-known citizen of South Boston, and for
twenty-four years a hardware dealer in Dock square, died Monday at the
age of 38, after a lingerlng illness. He was a son of the late James
Lappen and a nephew of Owen Lappen, and was very highly esteemed in his
business and social relations. He represented Ward 12 in the Common
Council of 1875 and Ward 15 in 1876.
Mrs. Persis Daniels Bullard, widow of the late Elias Bullard of
Holliston, died on Friday at the residence of her son-in-law, Hon. Robert
R. Bishop, in Newton, in the seventy-third year of her age. She was a
woman of strong character and much culture, a pleasant companion, a good
adviser and a wise dispenser of charities.
Mrs. Harlan, wife of Associate Justice John M. Harlan of the United
States Supreme Court, died at Hygea Hotel, Fortress Monroe, VA., Thursday
night at midnight. Her remains were taken to Washington, and were
accompanied by Secretary and Mrs. Lincoln.
James E. Dunham, ex-Postmaster of Bridgeport, CT, died in that city on
Tuesday of heart trouble, aged 63. He was formerly a prominent worker in
the Republican party, and was well known throughout the state. He served
during the war as Captain in the Seventeenth Connecticut Volunteers. He
leaves a widow and five children.
W. G. Farnsworth of Adams, MA, an ex-Deputy Sheriff, died on Thursday,
aged 66. He was Deputy Sheriff for nearly 30 years, and was well known
all over the county as an efficient officer. He was formerly proprietor
of the Greylock Hotel and was a prominent Mason.
Mrs. Eveline E. Harrington, relict of Rev. Daniel Harrington, died in
Chicago recently at the age of 66. Mrs. Harrington (nee Sharin) was born
in Bennington, VT., was graduated at the Bennington Female Seminary, and
when 21 years of age was married to Mr. Harrington, to whom she was a
Dr. R. J. Farquharson, Secretary of the Iowa State Board of Health, died
at Des Moines, IA., Monday. He was formerly Assistant Surgeon in the
United States Navy, and was a man of profound learning and marked
Walter Raleigh Brown, M. A., a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and
a distinguised member of the British Association, died in Montreal on
Friday of typhoid fever.
Rev. J. W. Horne, a well-known preacher of the New York East Methodist
Conference, stationed at Southport, CT, was struck by a train at that
place on Saturday and was instantly killed.
Benjamin F. Emerson, Esq., one of the oldest members of the Hillsboro
County, NH, Bar, died at his home in Nashua on Saturday evening. The
deceased was born in Hollis, NH, July 3, 1806.
Mr. William Hobbs, a highly respected citizen of North Berwick, ME., died
at his home in that town on Friday, after an illness of more than nine
years, his death resulting from paraylsys.
Issac M. Bull, a wealthy manufacturer and owner of the Hamlet Mills at
Woonsocket, R.I., died in New York Monday night, aged 70.
More to follow.