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From: "Dale H. Cook" <>
Subject: Re: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Historic Hospitals in Lowell
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 09:13:00 -0500
At 07:56 AM 11/21/2011, Betty Fredericks wrote:
>The one which is only 5-7 miles from the Lowell line is the "Tewksbury State Hospital."
In earlier years it was called "Tewksbury State Infirmary," and before that the "State Almshouse at Tewksbury." It was apparently started in 1853 (the 6th annual report was issued in 1859). It had a poor farm, insane asylum, and multiple hospitals. A number of annual reports of the trustees are at Google Books, and a bound set of the reports from 1912 to 1928 is at the Internet Archive Text Archive. One of my great-grandfathers died there of tuberculosis in 1931.
>And, one reminder is that the Town of Lowell was annexed off of the Town of Chelmsford in 1826 (?).
It was, on 01-Mar-1826 ["Historical Data Relating to Counties, Cities and Towns in Massachusetts," First Edition (Boston: Wright & Potter, 1920).
Dale H. Cook, Member, NEHGS and MA Society of Mayflower Descendants;
Plymouth Co. MA Coordinator for the USGenWeb Project
Administrator of http://plymouthcolony.net
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