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Subject: Boston Weekly Journal - Obituaries
Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 21:52:58 -0400
Boston Weekly Journal, Thursday, OCT. 9, 1884
William Moody Kimball - A dispatch has been received in Concord, NH
announcing the death in Minneapolis of Col. Wm Moody Kimball, for many
years a prominent citizen of Lawrence. He was born in Canterbury Dec. 4,
1808 and was educated at Salisbury Academy. In 1832 he began business in
what is now Penacook. Two years later he became half owner of all the
water power on the Upper Contoocook River at that place. For anumber of
hears he was extensively engaged in the building of factories, mills and
machinery in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. From 1846 to 1857 he was
the lumber agent of the Essex Company at Lawrence, MA. He then removed
to Minneapolis. During the Civil War he was a Quartermaster on the staff
of General Sibley.
Mr. Richard Mansfield, a well-known citizen of Saugus, died at his home
in that town on Sunday. He had held the offices of Constable and Tax
Collector for many years. He was a Custom House officer for a long term
of years, and represented the town of Saugus in the Legislature in 185.
He had been partially paralyzed for a few years prior to his death. He
was 65 years of age, and a gentleman of estimable character. He leaves a
widow, three sons and two daughters, one of whom is a chool teacher in
Death of a Missionary in China. A devoted Christian lady, the wife of
Rev. J. H. Laughlin, a missionary to China, died recently in Wei Hien,
two hundred miles distant from a physician, and two hundred and fifty
miles from the nearest Post Office. She and her husband had been working
in that field for about three years. Mrs. Laughlin's father, Rev.
William Johnson, and her mother are well known in the vicinity of Bosto,
formerly residing in Holbrook and Westboro.
Rev. Charles L. Mills, died at his residence in Andover on the evening of
Oct. 3, after a painful illness of eight months. Mr. Mills was born in
Morristown, NJ Aug. 11, 1812. He received his education in the academy
at Bloomfield, NJ., for one year at Nassau Hall, Princeton, and afterward
at Yale College, where he was graduated in the class of 1835.
Capt. John Engleston, a veteran sea captain of Salem, who died at Hyannis
on the 1st inst. at the age of 81, rendered much service when Commodore
Wilke's exploring expedition visited the Feejee Islands in 1840 by taking
the United States ship Peacock, one of the vessels of the squadron,
safely into the harbor, to which he had for many years sailed.
Mr. Rufus K. Graham, an old resident of Bradford, MA, died on Monday
after a long illness. He was born in Chester, NH Aug. 29, 1819, and had
lived in Bradford nearly half a century. He was widely known as a
teacher of dancing and was prominent in local musical circles. By
regular occupation he was a shoe cutter. He leaves a widow, seven
daughters and six sons.
Mr. George Lawrence, a respected citizen of Stockbridge and a member of
the noted Lawrence family of Berkshire and Boston, died quite suddenly of
neuralgia of the heart on Friday last. He was a little over 40 years old
and unmarried. He was a son of Samuel Lawrence, and a nephew of Abbott
and Amos Lawrence.
Charles Boswell of West Hartford, CT, formerly State Senator and several
times member of the lower House, died suddenly on Friday. He had a large
property, and was a Director in various Hartford corporations, including
the Farmers and Mechanics Bank and the Hartford Fire Insurance Company.
Minott E. Osborn, a stockholder in the New Haven Register, and a
gentlemen prominent both in business and politics in the State of
Connecticut, died on Wednesday at the age of 42. He was for 10 years an
active and useful member of the Democratic State Central Committee. He
was also a Freemason and a vestryman of St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal
Church of New Haven.
Colonel George H. Woods, who died at Decatur, IL, Sept. 30, was born as
Salem, Feb. 14, 1831, and married Miss Kate Tannatt of New York July 22,
1857. He was graduated at Brown University in 1853 and at Harvard Law
School in 1855.
Gen. George P. Meserve of Jackson, NH, is dead at the age of 87. He was
a grandson of Capt. Jonathan Meserve of the British army, who deserted
and did good service for the Revolutionary cause.
Dr. Charles M. Duncan, who died in Shelburne, MA Oct. 4, was born in
Dummerston, VT July 7, 1808, and was the only son of Dr. Abel Duncan, who
was the beloved and successful physician of his day in Southern Vermont.
Rev. Wm. S. Sewall, one of Maine's oldest clergyman and a native of Bath,
died at his residence in St. Alban's Sept. 27 at the age of 77 yrs. He
was graduated at Bowdoin College.
Dr. R. Moody, a physician at Belfast, ME, since 1830, died Thursday, aged
81. He was a graduate of the Maine Medical School in 1828 and was Mayor
Mr. Frederick McAvoy, formerly stage manager of the Boylston Museum, died
on Saturday at the age of 41. He began his career on the stage in 1860
and has been widely known.
Leonard F. Green of Wilton, ME, a member of the Board of County
Commissioners, died on Firday. He was formerly a member of the
Rev. Hugh Dinnan of Birmingham dieds at New Haven on Monday, Aged 25, of
consumption and heart disease. He was a native of New Haven.
Charles Beckwith, a well-known speculator in stocks and a man of large
property, died at Hartford, CT Monday night.
New England Gleanings and News to follow.