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Subject: Boston Weekly Journal - Obituaries
Date: Sat, 22 May 1999 18:02:56 -0400
Boston Weekly Journal, Thursday, Nov. 3, 1887
Capt. Stanton Fisher, who was credited with being the original Grandpa
Fisher of "Cape Cod Folks," died at Bournedale the 27th inst. at the
advanced age of 93 yrs. Capt. Fisher was born in Sandwich and went early
to sea. He commanded several whaling ships and stood very high in the
profession. At one period of his life he was possessed of considerable
property, most of which he unfortunately lost. His integrity was
unquestioned. He was greatly annoyed at the notoriety given himself and
home by the publishing of "Cape Cod Folks", and soon after its appearance
sold his homestead at Cedarville and moved to Bournedale.
Dr. William M. Chamberlain, who died at Summit, NJ, Monday, was a native
of Hanover, NH, where he was born in 1826, and was a son of Professor
Chamberlain, formerly of Dartmouth College. Dr. Chamberlain himself
graduated at Dartmouth in 1845 and afterwards at the Medical School. He
setted in New York and later served in the war. A number of brilliant
articles have come from his pen. A widow and three children survive him.
Mr. Alvin Davis, a highly respected business man of Bridgton, ME, died
Monday night, aged 66. He was one of the firm of four who built and for
some years run Pondicherry Mills, and was long the senior member of the
extensive dry goods and grocery firm of A. Davis & Co. and Davis &
Bennett. For the last 8 or 10 years he had been the representative of a
wholesale grocery firm in Portland. He leaves a widow, daughter of the
late Hon. N. S. Littlefield, and two children.
Mr. Perley Bartlett, a prominent business man in Sterling for 50 years,
died Thursday evening, aged 80 yrs and one month. He was Postmaster for
20 years, up to the present Administration, and served on the Board of
Selectmen for about the same length of time. In 1877-78 he represented
his district in the Legislature. He was born in Northboro and of his
fifty years residence in Sterling he attained a wide acquaintance in the
county, both as the proprietor of a big produce business and of a straw
Dr. L. Macfarland, 63 years old, a prominent homeopathic physician, died
at Springfield, MA, of heart disease, Sunday morning. He was graduated
at Harvard Medical College and Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia.
He was one of the charter members of Massachusetts Homeopathic Society,
was Secretary for several years and elected its President in 1875,
holding the office until compelled to retire because of ill health.
Hon. Albert McKean of Nashua, NH, was stricken down with paralysis on
Friday afternoon and died at his home in that city Sunday. He was a
native of Deering, NH, where he was born Oct. 26, 1810. He took up his
residence in Nashua in 1833, and has been prominently before the people
of that city and vicinity until his retirement from active pursuits,
about two years ago.
Rev. Charles Smith, for some time pastor of the South Church, Andover,
died suddenly on Saturday. He was a very prominent citizen and had
served in the Massachusetts Legislature in 1882, 1883, 1885 and 1887.
Mr. Smith was born in Hatfield, MA Aug. 10, 1818, and was graduated at
Amherst College, class of 1841.
Rear Admiral J. W. A. Nicholson, retired, died on Friday in New York.
Admiral Nicholson was born in Dedham, MA, Mar. 16, 1821, and appointed to
the navy from New York on Feb. 10, 1838.
Mr. Luther Elliott of Reading, MA, who died Oct. 26, aged 67 years, had
taken The Journal for about forty-six years, and was proud of the fact
that he was next to the oldest subscriber.
Miss Mary Louise Kellogg well known as an elocutionist, died in Nashua,
James W. Blackwood, Judge of the Sixth District Court of Providence, died
in that city Friday night of Bright's disease, with which he was attacked
Monday. He was Trial Justice of the city of Providence from 1876 to
1886, when he was elected a District Judge under the District Court
system adopted that year. He was 47 yrs old.
Richard Critchett, the oldest reisdent of Barrington, NH, is dead. He
was born in 1788, and is survived by his wife, who is 98 years old. They
were married eighty-one years. One son and daughter survive, together
with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. Tristram Hooker, an influential farmer of York county, ME, died
Thursday, aged 80. He was a native of Biddeford.
Mr. Luke Baldwin, formerly a well-known commission merchant in Boston,
died in Marengo, Iowa, the 27th inst. He was born in Brookfield, MA.
June 5, 1797, and after his Boston residence moved West about 1858. He
was twice married. His second wife and three sons by his first wife
Capt. Willliam N. Beach, Chief of the Meriden (Conn.) police force from
1868 to 1876, died suddenly in Cheshire Friday night. He had a notable
career and planned many of the most celebrated arrests in Connecticut.
The murderer Wilson was captured by him, as the Middletown silk burglars.
Mrs. Nathan Crosby of Lowell died Friday, aged 72. Her maiden name was
Matilda Pickens, her father being Mr. James Pickens of Boston , and she
was twice married, first to Dr. Joseph Fearing of Providence, and second,
in 1870, to Judge Crosby. Mrs. Crosby was very active in benevolent
Mr. James Tarbox, the oldest citizen of Thomaston, ME, died Saturday,
aged 90 years. He was born in Biddeford, but went to Thomaston in 1819.
Lieut. J. Robert Dwyer, Adjutant of the Governor's Foot Guards, of
Connecticut, died at Hartford Saturday. He was a traveling salesman for
L. L. Ensworth & Co.
Mr. Frederick W. Vaughn, a native of Maine and one of the most eminent
engineers of the South, died in Louisville, KY, recently, aged 43. He
served in the United States Navy as Assistant Engineer in the war, and of
late has been President of the Louisville Bridge and Iron Company as weel
as Director of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Mr. Ethan Selim, who was probably the only Turk that served in the civil
war in America, died in Milton Saturday. He was born in Turkey of
parents of high social standing, who were obliged to leave their native
land on account of their conversion to Christianity.
More to follow.