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Subject: Boston Weekly Journal - Obituaries
Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 22:00:06 -0400
Boston Weekly Journal, Thursday, Mar. 7, 1889
Dr. Frederick Winsor, a well-known resident of Winchester, has died at
Bermuda. Dr. Winsor had been out of health for some months, and thinking
that a trip to Bermuda would benefit him, started for that place with his
wife and daughter a few weeks ago. The immediate cause of his death,
which occurred on the 25th ult., was pnuemonia. Dr. Winsor was born in
Boston in 1829, and was the son of Thomas Winsor. He was a graduate of
the Boston Latin School in the class that entered in 1842, of Harvard
University in the class of 1851, and of the Harvard Medical School, class
of 1855. He practiced in Salem for some time, but removed to Winchester
in 1864, after his return from the war, where he served as Surgeon in the
Forty-ninth Massachusetts Regiment, and was at Port Hudson. Dr. Winsor
had a large practice in Winchester, and was one of the most prominent
citizens of the town. He had served on the School Committee, was on the
Town Hall Building Committee, a Director of the savings bank and for many
years Medical Examiner for Middlesex county. At one time he was a member
of the Standing Committee of the Unitarian Church and Superintendent of
the Sunday School. Dr. Winsor was also a member of William Parkman
Lodge, F. and A. M., and of Post 148 G.A.R. He leaves a widow, three
sons and four daughters. His body was buried in Bermuda at his own
Mr. Frank Hardenburg, who played the part of Miles McKenna in the
original cast of "Rosedale" at the Museum, died on the very day before
the twenty-fifth anniversary celebration of that play. He passed away
Thursday in Hartford, CT., at the Retreat for the Insane, where he had
been since Apr. 1884, apoplexy causing his death. Hardenburg joined the
Museum in 1861, the same year with Annie Clarke, Emily Mestayer and T. M.
Hunter. He also played with Augustin Daly's company, and was a member of
Daly's "All the Rage" company when, after a hard season, his mind failed.
His wife is a member of the Murray and Murphy Comedy Company.
Hardenburg before going to the Museum (where he stayed 13 years), was in
the company at the Howard Atheneum, and his first wife, Orianna Marshall,
was also a member of the Howard organization and afterward of the Museum.
His earlier parts were those of the stage villain, but he later
developed into character acting, and then made a success in comedy. With
George Parks he managed a company on the road for a time. His native
place was Providence, where he was born 60 years ago.
Mr. Ethan S. Chapin, for 43 years of the firm of M. & E. S. Chapin,
proprietors of the Massasoit House, Springfield, died there on Friday
afternoon, aged 74. He was a native of Somers, CT and the bent of his
mind was distinctly toward mechanics, in which he worked during his
youth. Although he was very successful as keeper of the most famous
hotel in Western Massachusetts, he found time to study his favorite
pursuit, and in 1867 published a volume entitled "Gravitation in Nature".
This was revised and thoroughly re-written and republished by the
Riverside Press in 1887 under the title "Gravitation the Determining
Force". The late Prof. Benjamin Peirce of Harvard used to say that if
Mr. Chapin had had the advantages of thorough education and special study
in mechanics he would be a recognized authority. Mr. Chapin leaves a
widow and two daughters, one the wife of ex-Senator William H. Haile of
Springfield, and the other the wife of Henry S. Ward of New York.
Mr. John P. Clark, who died on the 3d inst. in his 75th year, was a
prominent resident of New Ipswich, NH, having been deacon of the
Congregational Church for 50 years, in which office he succeeded his
father, Deacon John Clark. When but eight years old he joined the church
choir and was chosen leader upon his father's death. The family has
always had a wide reputation for musical ability, and of Mr. Clark's
children the names of Mrs. Abby Clark-Ford, W. W.Clark and C. H. Clark
will be readily recognized as prominent in musical circles. His brother,
James R., died recently in Boston, and the only remaining brother, Peter
H. still resides in New Ipswich.
Mr. Simeon Gilbert, a prominent figure in Rutland County, VT, for more
than 60 years, died at the residence of his son, Hon. John V. Gilbert, in
Malone, NY, on Thursday last, at the age of 88 years. He was born in
Pittsford, VT in 1801 and spent most of his life in that town. He spent
a few years of his life in Castleton for the purpose of educating his
family. He was an influential member of the Legislatures of 1851 and
1852. He was an old time abolitionist and peace advocate. He was deeply
interested in education and was financial agent for a time of the
University of Vermont and also of Middlebury College, and was successful
in raising $50,000 for each of these institutions.
Mr. John W. Goodhue, a well-known resident of Bow, NH, died Sunday night,
aged about 65. He had been Town Clerk 16 years, Moderator for many terms
and Chairman of the Board of Selectmen for 14 years. He had also served
as Representative in the New Hampshire Legislature.
Mr. Lewis Josselyn, formerly of Boston, died at Tyson, VT, on Saturday,
aged 84 years. He was Clerk of the Massachusetts Senate in 1843, and
Clerk of the House in 1851 and 1852. He was also the oldest ex-member of
the Boston Common Council.
Mr. Richard Peacock, member of the British Parliament for the Gorton
division of Lancashire, is dead, aged 69 years. He was an advanced
Mr. Lewis W. Dodge, one of the most prominent citizens of Grafton, died
on Sunday, aged 78 years. He was a native of Maine, and had been engaged
in the currying business all his life.
More to follow.