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seventeen years. On the close of the
Civil War he entered the employ of the
Fitchburg railroad, first as a clerk in the
freight office at Fitchburg, where he re-
mained seven years, was four years ticket
agent at the Union Station, and for
about ten years station agent. Upon the
death of his father he came into pos-



session of a tract of about ninety acres of
real estate in Fitchburg, which he de-
veloped, and to which he added exten-
sively. This had been known as the
Daniels' farm, lying beside the railroad
between Fitchburg and West Fitchburg.
To induce the location of manufacturers
on this tract he gave several mill sites
and himself engaged in the wholesale
lumber business. It was his enterprise
which secured the Cleghorn Gingham
Mills, which were succeeded by the Park-
hill Mills Company, now occupying the
site which he donated. He opened streets
and encouraged the establishment of
stores, schools and residences, and that
section of the city now known as Cleg-
horn, has a population of about eight
thousand, which has grown up during the
past thirty years. Mr. Daniels still owns
a considerable amount of real estate in
the district, and is engaged in its improve-
ment, and still continues the wholesale
lumber business. The tract includes
several mills, factories, many homes, a
parochial school, French Catholic church,
Methodist Episcopal church, and not less
than seventy stores. Mr. Daniels has
been active and useful in promoting the
progress of the whole city of Fitchburg,
and for fifteen years following its re-
organization in 1891, served as secretary
of the Board of Trade. He is a trustee
of the Fitchburg Savings Bank, and has
been a director of the Fidelity Cooper-
ative Bank since its establishment. He
served as vice-president of the Young
Men's Christian Association, of which he
is now a director, and treasurer of the
First Baptist Church of Fitchburg, of
which he is now deacon. For twenty-
two years he was a member of the city
school board, and for several years has
been a member of the Park Commission.
In political matters Mr. Daniels acts with
the Republican party. In 1S84-85 he was
a member of the City Council. He mar-



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ried (first) in 1872, Abbie F. Lane, born
in 1852, in Fitchburg, daughter of James
B. Lane. He married (second) June 29,
1892, Florence Russell Dwinnell, daugh-
ter of Major Benjamin D. and Nelly
(Shepard) Dwinnell, of Fitchburg. Chil-
dren of the first marriage : Ernest
Thomas, mentioned below; and Herbert
Lane, born 1875, in Fitchburg, and died
in Colorado in 1912; was for two years
a student at the Worcester School of
Technology, and later was graduated at
Cornell University, and was employed in
engineering work by the United States
government, being superintendent of the
eastern portal of the Gunnison Tunnel at
River Portal in Colorado ; he married Dora
G. Streeter, and left one son, Chester
Daniels. Children of second marriage :
Ellen Shepard, born in Fitchburg, now a
student in Simmons College ; George
Eaton, graduated at the Fitchburg High
School in 1914, and is now a student at
Dartmouth College; Florence Dwinnell,
born November 14, 1900, in Fitchburg,
is now a student of the high school in
that city.

(IX) Ernest Thomas Daniels, eldest
child of John Herbert and Abbie F.
(Lane) Daniels, was born July 1, 1873,
in Fitchburg, where he was educated,
graduating from the high school in 1893.
For two years after leaving school he was
employed in the office of the Fitchburg
city engineer. Following this he entered
the service of the Cummings & Shedd
Hardware Company of Fitchburg, and
was later with the Damon & Gould Hard-
ware Company of that city, for a period
of thirteen years. He was then with
Silas Peirce & Company, wholesale
grocers of Fitchburg, until 1914, since
which time he has been connected with
the Fitchburg Park Commission. Like
his ancestors, he retains membership in
the Baptist church ; is a member of Wan-
woosnoc Tribe, No. 124, Improved Order



of Red Men, of Fitchburg, and of Mt.
Roulstone Lodge, No. 98, Independent
Order of Odd Fellows, of Fitchburg.
Politically he is a Republican. He mar-
ried, March 23, 1897, Helen Maria Hitch-
cock, born June 28, 1874, in Fitchburg,
daughter of Henry S. and Mary M.
(Chamberlin) Hitchcock. Children:
Marian Frances, born June 21, 1900;
Charlotte Helen, June 21, 1903; John
Hitchcock, March 24, 1908, died March
20, 1910.



GIBBS, Henry Wilson,

Representative Citizen.

The name of Gibbs was well known in
England before the emigration of the
Puritans to America. William Gibbs, of
Lenham, Yorkshire, England, for signal
service received a grant from the King of
England, embracing a tract of land four
miles square in the centre of the town.
Tradition says he had three sons, the
eldest of whom inherited the paternal
estate and remained thereon ; the younger
sons learned the ship carpenter's trade,
and on arriving at majority received
funds from their elder brother, with
which they came to Boston, Massachu-
setts, to establish themselves in life. One
tradition says that one settled on the
Cape, and the other at Newport, Rhode
Island. We find members of this family
in nearly every walk of life, and they
have done much in settling and develop-
ing this country in whatever part they
have taken residence.

(I) Giles Gibbs, supposed to have
come from County Devon, England, was
a freeman, and had lands granted at Dor-
chester, Massachusetts, in 1633. In the
following year he was a selectman there,
and soon after removed to Windsor, Con-
necticut, where he was buried May 21,
1641. His will provided that his eldest
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to some God-fearing man, and then have
his lot on the east side of the river. To his
sons Samuel and Benjamin and daugh-
ter Sarah he gave twenty pounds each,
and to his son Jacob the homestead and
lots on the west side of the river. His
estate was valued at seventy-six pounds,
eighteen shillings and eight pence. His
widow, Catherine, died October 24, 1660.
Children : Gregory, born 1639, in Wind-
sor; Jacob, Samuel, Benjamin and Sarah.

(II) Samuel Gibbs, son of Giles and
Catherine Gibbs, was evidently an ap-
prentice, as it was ordered by the court
in 1 65 1 that he be corrected by his master.
He contributed to the Connecticut relief
fund for the poor of other colonies in
1676 the sum of three shillings. He pur-
chased a farm, later known as the Win-
chell Place, the first south of the ferry
road. He owned the half-way covenant
in the Windsor church, March 12, 1664.
He married, April 15 of that year, Hep-
sibah Dibble, baptized December 25,
1642, in Windsor, daughter of Thomas
Dibble. She was admitted to the Wind-
sor church in September, 1666. He died
February 22, 1698. Children : Hepsibah,
born June 12, 1665; Patience, December
2, 1666; Elizabeth, January 30, 1668;
Joanna, March 26, 1671 ; Experience,
April 4, 1673 ; Catherine and Benjamin
(twins), April 29, 1675; Samuel, April
16, 1677; Jonathan, February 16, 1679;
Miriam, December 2, 1681.

(III) Benjamin Gibbs, eldest son of
Samuel and Hepsibah (Dibble) Gibbs,
was born April 29, 1675, and settled in
Litchfield, Connecticut, between 1718
and 1721. He married, September 16,
1708, in Windsor, Abigail Marshall, born
there January 9, 1687, daughter of David
and Abigail (Phelps) Marshall. She died
January 11, 1767, in Litchfield. Their
first seven children were born in Wind-
sor, and the eighth was the first white
male born in Litchfield. They were:



Benjamin, born April 23, 1710; Zebulon,
mentioned below ; Henry, August 5, 1713 ;
Abigail, March 16, 1715 ; Hannah, No-
vember 2, 1716; William, June 10, 1718;
Gershom, July 28, 1721 ; Zadock, April
9, 1723; Elizabeth, February 3, 1725;
Sarah, January 28, 1727; Caleb, Novem-
ber 13, 1729; Justice, July 10, 1731 ; Re-
membrance, February 4, 1734.

(IV) Zebulon Gibbs, second son of
Benjamin and Abigail (Marshall) Gibbs,
was born August 10, 171 1, in Windsor,
and died in Litchfield, January 8, 1803.
He married, January 22, 1734, in the
latter town, Eunice Woodruff, born 1710,
died December 29, 1793, eldest child of
Nathaniel and Thankful (Wright) Wood-
ruff. Children : Wareham, born May 4,
1734; Aaron, March 1, 1736; Zebulon,
mentioned below; Eunice, November 2,
1739, married Abner Landon ; Eliakim,
March 29, 1745; Ruth, May 9, 1751.

(V) Zebulon (2) Gibbs, third son of
Zebulon (1) and Eunice (Woodruff)
Gibbs, was born October 10, 1737, in
Litchfield, and lived in that town with his
wife Lydia. Children : Olive, born March
2, 1761, married Orange Barnes; Friend,
mentioned below ; Warren, August 10,
1767.

(VI) Friend Gibbs, senior son of Zebu-
lon (2) and Lydia Gibbs, was born 1763,
and lived in Litchfield, where he married,
March 5, 1783, Lucy Archer. He prob-
ably removed elsewhere soon after his
marriage, as only one child is recorded in
Litchfield. He moved to some town in
the western part of Vermont, probably
Middlebury. His descendants lived in
that town and vicinity and the last known
of them, some lived in Burlington, Ver-
mont, and a number in New York State.

(VII) Zebulon (3) Gibbs, son of
Friend and Lucy (Archer) Gibbs, was
born April 7, 1783, in Litchfield, died at
Jericho, March 3, 1856. He settled early
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Vermont. Subsequently he removed to
Berkshire, Vermont, in Franklin county,
near the Canadian line. On the outbreak of
the War of 1812, he again moved, settling
in Jericho, Chittenden county, Vermont.
He married (first) December 20, 1806,
at Berkshire, Vermont, Ruth Rice, born
at Derby, Vermont, died at Berkshire,
December 20, 1812. He married (second)
January 31, 1814, at Jericho, Vermont,
Marcia Skinner, born at Sandgate, Ver-
mont, September 7, 1785, died at Pitts-
field, Vermont, October 13, 1867. Chil-
dren : Nelson, born at Berkshire, Ver-
mont, July 9, 1808; Harriet, born at Berk-
shire, August 21, 1810; Heman R., born
at Jericho, March 16, 1815; Charlotte B.,
born at Jericho, March 23, 1817 ; Henry
O., mentioned below ; Sophronia, born at
Jericho, November 28, 1820; Sheridan,
born at Jericho, December 5, 1822; Oscar,
born at Jericho, October 25, 1827.

(VIII) Henry O. Gibbs, third son of
Zebulon (3) and Marcia (Skinner) Gibbs,
was born March 8, 1819, in Jericho, Ver-
mont, where he lived until manhood. He
married, November 14, 1843, Narcissa
Isbell, born January 27, 1820, who was
also a native of Jericho. After living ten
years in Wisconsin, where he took up a
tract of government land, he returned
to Jericho, remained in that town until
1859, when he removed to Pittsfield, Ver-
mont. He held various town offices in
Jericho and represented the town in the
Legislature, and was also representative
from Pittsfield, trial justice of the peace,
and held other town offices. He was a
deacon of the Congregational church. In
1884 he removed to Sterling, Massachu-
setts, where he died in 1890. One of his
sons, Frank Alston, born September 29,
1844, died October 16, 1864, in a rebel
prison in Florence, South Carolina, dur-
ing the Civil War. His daughter, Alice
C, born October 30, 1848, lives with her
brother, Henry W. Gibbs. in Leominster.



She is a graduate of the State Normal
School at Randolph, Vermont, and for
several years engaged in teaching, after
which she took up nursing in special cases.
Another son, Sidney Emmons, born Janu-
ary 27, 1854, now resides in Minnesota.
A third son, Sheridan C, born October
3, 1855, died September 4, 1883, in Pitts-
field, Vermont. Henry Wilson, men-
tioned below.

(IX) Henry Wilson Gibbs, son of
Henry O. and Narcissa (Isbell) Gibbs,
was born June 12, 1858. In 1859 his
parents removed to Pittsfield, Vermont,
where he grew up, receiving his educa-
tion in the common schools of the town
and Vermont State Normal School.
Early in life he became an apprentice to
the carpenter's trade. This he followed
for a time, and was later employed by the
Clinton Wall Trunk Manufacturing Com-
pany as salesman. After seven years of
busy life in this capacity he became con-
nected with the Richardson Piano Case
Company, of Leominster, Massachusetts,
where he is still employed. Mr. Gibbs
is actively identified with several of the
leading interests of Leominster, is presi-
dent of the Leominster Historical Society,
and a deacon of the Pilgrim Congrega-
tional Church of that city. He is also a
member of the United Order of the
Golden Cross, and his voice and influence
are ever found contributing to those
movements which are calculated to
develop the higher instincts of mankind.
He married, October 31, 1883, Ada
Marian Howard, daughter of Alphonso
and Jane (Fessenden) Howard, of
Jamaica, Vermont. Mr. Howard was a
native of Jamaica, born April 8, 1826, died
in the spring of 1885; he was a farmer.
Jane Fessenden was born in Townsend,
Vermont, in 1837, and died in Hinsdale,
New Hampshire, December 6, 1909.

(X) Dr. Howard Winslow Gibbs, only
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(Howard) Gibbs, was born April 27,
1887, in Sterling, Massachusetts, and at-
tended the schools of that town and Leo-
minster, graduating from the Leominster
High School in 1906. For a time he was
a student at Middlebury College, Ver-
mont, and subsequently at McGill Uni-
versity, Montreal, Canada. Having de-
cided to engage in the practice of medi-
cine he entered Baltimore Medical Col-
lege, from which he received the degree
of Doctor of Medicine. After two years'
practice in a Baltimore hospital he began
practice in Scranton, Pennsylvania, June
20, 1914, where he has continued with
gratifying success to the present time.
He married, May 28, 1914, Mary Eliza-
beth Birch, of Baltimore, Maryland. They
have one son, Howard Winslow Gibbs,
Jr., born April 6, 191 5.



PIKE, Herbert Allen,

Successful Business Man.

The history of the Pike family in Eng-
land begins soon after the Norman Con-
quest. The surname is found in the
records of the twelfth century. Robert
Pike was Bishop of Litchfield in 1127,
and Richard Pike was Bishop of Cov-
entry in 1 162. The coat-of-arms, to which
the American branch of the family is enti-
tled by inheritance, is described : Argent
a chevron gules between three cres-
cents vert. Crest : Three pikes proper
one erect, the two slantwise. Motto:
L' Amour, La Vertu ct La Pair. The an-
cestry of the American immigrant has
been traced for seven generations.

(I) Sir Richard Pike, of Pike's Ash,
Moorlinch Parish, West Bridgewater,
County Somerset, England, living in 1385,
was the first of this line.

(II) Thomas Pike, son of Sir Richard
Pike.

(III) Hugh Pike, son of Thomas Pike.



(IV) Thomas (2) Pike, son of Hugh
Pike.

(V) John Pike, son of Thomas (2)
Pike.

(VI) William Pike, son of John Pike.

(VII) Stephen Pike, son of William
Pike.

(VIII) John (2) Pike, son of Stephen
Pike, was baptized November 1, 1572, at
Bridgewater, Somersetshire, England
(parish register). He came from Lang-
ford, England, in the ship "James" in
1635, and after a short stay at Ipswich,
Massachusetts, settled at Newbury.
While at Ipswich he held the office of
constable. He was well educated, and in
1636-37 acted as attorney in the courts for
Mr. Easton. In 1635 he and his sons
John and Robert were proprietors of
Newbury. He settled finally at Salisbury,
where he died May 26, 1654. His will
was dated May 24, 1654, and proved Octo-
ber 3 following. He married Sarah Wash-
ington, whose grandfather, Robert
Washington, was ancestor of George
Washington. (See Records of the Pike
Family Association, pages 20-22). Chil-
dren : John, mentioned below ; Major
Robert, commander of the Colonial
forces and one of the leading military men
of Colonial days, assistant, 1682-92, mem-
ber of the council, lauded by the Poet
Whittier for his stand against the per-
secution of witches, "the power which
squelched the witchcraft delusion," "the
Great American Commoner," "the first
and strongest representative of the right
of petition," "the moral and fearless hero
of New England," and one of the most
prominent men in early Colonial history
of Massachusetts. Children : Dorothy,
Israel and Ann.

(IX) Captain John (3) Pike, son of
John (2) Pike, lived in Newbury, and in
Woodbridge, New Jersey. He was deputy
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1657 and 1658. In 1661 he was living in
Haverhill in that colony, but about 1669
removed to New Jersey and was among
the first settlers of Woodbridge and in
1671 its first "president." He was for
many years a magistrate and is called in
history "the prominent man of the town."
He died in January, 1688-89. He married

(first) Mary ; (second) June 30,

1685, Elizabeth Fitz-Randolph, of New
Jersey. Children by first wife : Joseph,
mentioned below; John, born January 12,
1640-41 ; Hannah, April 26, 1643 5 son >
died September 6, 1645 i Mary, born No-
vember 1, 1647; John, March 30, 1650;
Ruth, July 17, 1653, at Newbury; Sarah,
September 13, 1655; Thomas, December
7, 1657; Samuel.

Captain John Pike was the ancestor of
Colonel Zebulon Pike, an officer in the
Revolution, and of his son, General Zebu-
lon Montgomery Pike, the explorer, who
discovered Pike's Peak, and who was
killed in the battle of Sackett's Harbor
in the War of 1812. His fame has been
perpetuated in the names of many
counties and towns throughout the coun-
try. He was born in Lamberton, New
Jersey, January 5, 1779, and died at York
(now Toronto), Canada, April 27, 1813.
His father, Zebulon Pike, was born in
New Jersey in 1751, and died at Lawr-
enceburg, Indiana, July 27, 1834; served
as captain under General Arthur St. Clair
in the Revolution ; was breveted lieuten-
ant-colonel in the regular army, July 10,
1812; removed to Bucks county, Penn-
sylvania, and after a few years to Easton
in that State. Zebulon Montgomery Pike
was appointed ensign in his father's com-
mand, March 3, 1799; commissioned first
lieutenant in November following and
captain in August, 1806. After the Louis-
iana Purchase, he was appointed to con-
duct an expedition to the source of the
Mississippi river and he left St. Louis
in August, 1805, returning nine months



later. In 1806 and 1807 he made further
explorations in the Louisiana Purchase;
discovered Pike's Peak and eventually
reached the Rio Grande river, which was
then in Spanish territory. He and his
party were made prisoners by the Span-
iards and taken to Santa Fe. In 1810 he
published a narrative of the explorations.
He was commissioned major in 1808, lieu-
tenant-colonel in 1809, deputy quarter-
master-general, April 3, 1812, colonel of
the Fifth Cavalry, July 3, 1812, brigadier-
general, March 12, 1813. Early in 1813
he was assigned to the principal army as
adjutant and inspector-general and ap-
pointed to command an expedition
against York, Canada. He was killed by
the explosion of a magazine. See "Trails
of the Pathfinders" by George Bird
Grinell (pages 207-252) ; "Library of
American Biography," Volume V, pp. 216
to 314; "Explorers and Travellers" by
General A. W. Greely, pp. 163 to 193;
"The Expeditions of Zebulon Montgom-
ery Pike" (New York, 1895).

(X) Joseph Pike, son of Captain John
(3) Pike, was born at Newbury, Decem-
ber 26, 1638. He lived at Rowley, 1668-
70, and served in King Philip's War in
1676. He and his wife were members
of the Newbury church in 1674. He took
the oath of allegiance in Newbury in
1678. He was deputy sheriff. He was
killed by Indians in Amesbury while on
his way to Haverhill, September 4, 1694.
His estate was divided in 1699. He mar-
ried, January 29, 1661-62, Susanna Kings-
bury, who died at Newbury, December
5, 1718. Children: Sarah, born October
12, 1666; John, September 1, 1668; Mary,
April 17, 1670; John, December 28, 1671 ;
Joseph, mentioned below; Benjamin, Sep-
tember 21, 1676; Hannah, March 24,
1678-79; Thomas, August 4, 1681.

(XI) Joseph (2) Pike, son of Joseph
(1) Pike, was born at Newbury, April
17, 1674, and died there October 17, 1757.



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He was a lieutenant and a prominent
citizen of Newbury. He married (inten-
tion dated December 4, 1695) Hannah
Smith, daughter of Lieutenant James
Smith. Children, born at Newbury: Jo-
seph, mentioned below ; John, February
24, 169S-99; Thomas, September 25, 1700;
James, March 1, 1702-03; Sarah, June 20,
1705 ; Sarah, July 2, 1706.

(XII) Joseph (3) Pike, son of Joseph

(2) Pike, was born at Newbury, Novem-
ber 4, 1696. He lived at Dunstable, Mas-
sachusetts, and Amherst, New Hamp-
shire. He married, December 5, 1722,
Lydia Drury, of Framingham, Massachu-
setts, daughter of Captain Thomas and
Rachel (Rice) Drury, who were mar-
ried December 15, 1687, granddaughter
of Lieutenant John and Mary Drury,
of Boston, and of Henry Rice, son of
Edmund Rice, of Sudbury. Hugh Drury,
father of Lieutenant John Drury, came
from England, settled in Sudbury in
1641, was member of the Boston Artil-
lery Company in 1654; Lydia (Drury)
Pike, died at Amherst, February 15, 1781.
Children, born at Newbury : Benjamin,
mentioned below; Daniel, born February
23, 1725; perhaps other children.

(XIII) Benjamin Pike, son of Joseph

(3) Pike, was born in Newbury, Septem-
ber 28, 1723. He settled in Dunstable,
Massachusetts, and later in Amherst,
New Hampshire. He was a minute-man
at the battle of Lexington. He married

Elizabeth . Children, born in

Dunstable : Rachel, born August 12,
1747, died December 26, 1754; Elizabeth,
November 12, 1751 ; Lydia, June 26, 1753,
died December 12, 1754; Zachariah, men-
tioned below; Rachel, January 3, 1757;
Benjamin, February 3, 1759, died Septem-
ber 4, 1759; Enoch, September 10, 1762.

(XIV) Zachariah Pike, son of Benja-
min Pike, was born at Dunstable, Feb-
ruary 12, 1755. He lived at Dunstable,
but removed to Lafayette, Maine. He



married (intention dated February 9,
1778, at Dunstable) Hannah Lovejoy,
born December 26, 1758, daughter of
Captain Hezekiah and Hannah (Phelps)
Lovejoy. Her father was a captain in
the Continental army in the Revolution,
born in Andover, Massachusetts, Septem-
bre 29, 1729, died at Amherst in April,
1793, son of Hezekiah and Hannah
(Austen) Lovejoy. His mother lived to
the age of one hundred and one years.
Christopher Lovejoy, father of Hezekiah
Lovejoy, Sr., was born March 1, 1661, son
of John Lovejoy, of Andover, the immi-
grant. Children of Zachariah Pike, born
at Dunstable: Zeri, December 5, 1778;
Hannah Lovejoy, August 28, 1780; Heze-
kiah, mentioned below ; and others.

(XV) Hezekiah Pike, son of Zachariah
Pike, was born November 4, 1786, died at
Paris, Maine, September 12, 1834. He
was a farmer in Paris, Maine, where he
owned about a thousand acres overlook-
ing the river, also had holdings in Jay
and is buried there. He married Anna
Jeffers Craft, daughter of Nathan Craft,
October 18, 181 1 (see Craft VI). His
widow married (second) November 14,
1849, John Axtell, a farmer of Jay, born
August 8, 1778, died October 28, 1858.
She died at North Paris, December 22,
1882. Children of Hezekiah Pike: Ann,
born March 1, 1813; Elmira, August 8,
1814; Sarah, November 4, 1816; Eliza
Jane, February 11, 1819; Catherine Crafts,
November 14, 1820; Nelson, January 1,
1823; Ann C, August 27, 1825; Jeanette,
May 24, 1827; Nathan Crafts, mentioned
below; Adelia Wetherbee, October 21,
1832.

(XVI) Nathan Crafts Pike, son of Hez-
ekiah Pike, was born in Paris, August
4, 1830, died at West Newton, Massachu-
setts, February, 1906. He was a pioneer
in the cold storage business in Boston
and vicinity. In 1868 he established the
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later transferred the business to Boston,
under the name of the Boston Cold Stor-
age Company. He was for many years
superintendent of the Quincy Market
Cold Storage Company, one of the largest
concerns in this line of business in the
world. For some years he was in the
provision business in the old Boylston
market. While living in Boston he was
a member of the old volunteer fire depart-
ment. During his later years, while living
at West Newton, he was deacon of the
Lincoln Park Baptist Church. He was
active in the temperance movement and a
consistent Prohibitionist in politics. He
married, January 10, 1859, Anna Wood-
cock, born at Ashland, Massachusetts,
November, 1830, died September 21, 1864,



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