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twenty-one years of age.

Patrick Broderick was
BRODERICK was born in the town of
Athlone, county Roscom-
mon, Ireland, of an ancient and respectable
Irish family. He received a limited educa-
tion, and learned the trade of mason in his
native parish. In the forties, when famine-
struck Ireland poured a great host to the
shores of America, he came with his wife
Bridget and young children. He located in
Jamaica Plain, now part of Boston, and fol-
lowed his trade. He soon engaged in business
on his own account as a mason and con-
tractor. He was a good mechanic, a prudent,
careful man of business, energetic and pro-
gressive. He accumulated by his industry
and providence a comfortable fortune for his
day. He lived at Jamaica Plain the remainder
of his life, and was more than eighty years
old when he died in 1902. His wife died there
in 1893. at tne a & e °f sixty-five years. Both
were prominent members of the Catholic
church, active in good works and generous in
the support of the church and in charity. In
politics he was a Democrat. Children: 1.
Thomas F.. mentioned below. 2. Patrick Jr.,
a resident and business man of Lynn, Massa-
chusetts. 3. Bridget, died unmarried.

(II) Thomas F., son of Patrick Broderick,
was born at Athlone, county Roscommon,
Ireland, and came when a young child to New
England with his parents. He was educated
in the public schools at Jamaica Plain, and
learned his father's trade. In early life he
became a contractor, beginning in a small way
and increasing the extent of his work year by


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year. He has built many brick buildings in Bos-
ton, including a large Roman Catholic church
on Ashland street, Roslindale ; public school
buildings ; extensive sewer work for city and
state ; large sea-walls and much railroad con-
struction. He occupies a substantial residence
which he built some years ago on Custer
street, Jamaica Plain. He has prospered in
business and is one of the substantial citizens
of Boston, of wide influence and highly
esteemed. In politics he is a Democrat. He
is a prominent parishioner of St. Thomas's
Catholic Church. He married Katherine A.
Dolan. born in West Roxbury, now part of
Boston, daughter of Peter and Ellen (Dolan)
Dolan. Her parents came to ' the United
States in the fifties, both being natives of Ire-
land, and made their home in West Roxbury.
Her father was also a mason and contractor
and he has been in active business in that sec-
tion to the present time. Children of Mr. and
Mrs. Broderick: I. Dr. Francis P.. born
March 26. 1875, mentioned below. 2. John
H.. educated in the public schools of Boston
and associated in business with his father. 3.
Mabel, died at the age of seventeen, an at-
tractive and promising young woman. 4.
Agnes, married William J. O'Brien, book-
keeper in a Boston concern. 5. Thomas F.
Jr., graduate of the Yale Medical School in
the class of 1908, now on the staff of the Car-
ney Hospital, Boston, a proficient student and
a capable physician and surgeon. 6. Kath-
erine. resides at home with her parents. J.
Josephine, resides with her parents, student
in the high school.

(Ill) Dr. Francis P.. son of Thomas F
Broderick, was born at Jamaica Plain, Bos-
ton, March 26, 1875. He attended the public
schools of Boston and graduated from the
high school. He was a student for several
years in Boston College, then deciding to study
medicine entered Yale Medical School, from
which he was graduated in the class of 1898
with the degree of M. D. He was an apt
student and took high rank in school and col-
lege. He went abroad and studied at Saint
Thomas Hospital, London. England ; at the
City Hospital, Paris, where his excellent
knowledge of the French language proved of
great value to him. and finally at the Uni-
versity of Berlin, Germany. He returned to
Boston in 1901. and began to practice his
profession. His office was on South street,
Jamaica Plain, afterward in a house that he
purchased at the corner of Custer and South
streets in the same locality. He has acquired

an extensive practice and taken high rank in
his profession. He is a member of the Dis-
trict Medical Society, of the Massachusetts
Medical Society and of the American Medical
Society. He is examining physician for the
American Benefit Association and the Ancient
Order of Hibernians of Boston. He married,
June 28, 1904, Mary C. Devine, born August
1, 1880, daughter of John C. and Annie
(O'Brien) Devine. She graduated from thr
Boston schools and from the Sacred Heart
Academy and Elmhurst College. Her parents
were both born in Ireland and came to this
country when young, locating at Jamaica
Plain, where they were married. Mr. Devine
became a wholesale wine and liquor dealer in
Boston. His place of business was on Tre-
mont street, and he was a prominent and in-
fluential citizen, generous to the extent of his
ample means in contributing to the church and
various charities and in helping the poor and
unfortunate. His widow survives him, mak-
ing her home with her children at Roslindale.
Their children were : i. Mary C. Devine, mar-
ried Dr. Broderick. ii. Elizabeth Devine, lives
with her mother, iii. John Devine, an exten-
sive leather dealer, having his headquarters
at Moscow, Russia, and branches at Boston,
New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Mon-
treal, making a specialty of Russian and Siber-
ian hides and leather, and doing an annual
business of more than a million dollars ; at
Moscow alone he employs a force of two
hundred men in tanning and dressing hides,
iv. Charles Devine, died at the age of twenty-
one years, an artist of great talent and prom-
ise, who painted many pictures that gave evi-
dence of remarkable skill and ability for a
young artist, v. Philip Devine, lives with his
mother, student in the public schools, vi.
Esther Devine, student in the public schools.
Dr. Broderick and his wife are faithful mem-
bers of the Catholic church. Children of Dr.
and Mrs. Broderick: 1. Francis P. Jr., born
July 8. 1905. 2. Betty. March 26, 1907. 3.
Robert. March 6, 1909.

Morton was orginally an
MORTON English surname. derived
from the name of a locality.
There are parishes and places of this name in
Oxford, Bucks, Chester, Dorset, Essex, Not-
tingham, Salop. Stafford, Gloucester, Devon
and Berks counties. In Scotland the family
was well established in Edinburghshire and
Dumfriesshire before the year 1300. The Irish
family was doubtless a branch of the Scotch



family. In Ireland the name is most numer-
ou i in i\ntrim county, but is diffused through-
out the country.

( I ) John Morton was born in Roscommon
county. Ireland, and grew up in his native
parish under the conditions common to the
people of the middle class. He married
Bridget Byron, also a native of Roscommon.
He came to America in 1847, with his wife,
settling soon afterward in Dorchester, Massa-
chusetts, where he lived for several years.
He removed to West Roxbury, where in 1856
he with his brother James bought land on
Lawn street, recorded in Norfolk register of
deeds. This is the first record of the family
in America. He built a little home in which
he and his wife spent a peaceful and happy
life together until separated by death. He
died in 1888 at the age of seventy-six. He
was a Democrat in politics and numbered
among his friends some of the best people of
that section. He and his wife were active and
faithful members of the Catholic church. She
was born in 1819, and is still living, hardy and
happy, making her home with her daughter.
Children: 1. James H., born December 25,
1846, was for forty-one years employed in
various positions in Mount Hope cemetery, a
landscape gardener there for twenty-three
vears and afterward superintendent of nine-
teen cemeteries of the city of Boston, a posi-
tion for which he was well fitted by natural
qualifications and long training, and in which
he demonstrated his ability and knowledge;
he was also president of the National Super-
intendents' Association of Cemeteries. He
married Ellen Manning, of West Roxbury,
and had eight children. 2. Michael S., born
September 12, 1850, mentioned below. 3.
Katherine, born June 3. 1862, was educated
in the Convent of St. Johns, at Baltimore,
and became a sister of that order: was ap-
pointed principal of a convent school at Bal-
timore. Maryland, in charge of four hundred
pupils ; afterwards principal and Mother Su-
perior of the School for Sisters of Charity in
Chicago, having a thousand pupils ; owing to
failing health she was assigned to her present
position in charge of the Catholic school at
Petersburg, Virginia, where her duties are
less arduous. 4. Sarah, born January 1, 1864,
lives with her mother and sister Ellen at
Mount Hope, West Roxbury, and has charge
of the household. 5. Ellen, is an invalid.
One child died in infancy.

(II) Michael S., son of John Morton, was
born in East street, Dorchester, Massachus-

etts, now Boston, September 12, 1850. He
was educated in the public schools and
French's Commercial College, and learned the
trade of cabinet-maker in the factory of the
Smith American Organ Company, which was
at that time doing a flourishing business. In
1876 he formed a partnership as a general
merchant at Afton, Virginia. The year fol-
lowing he bought out his partner and con-
tinued three years with excellent success
when owing to home ties he sold the store and
returned to Boston. He embarked in busi-
ness at Forest Hills in Boston as a dealer in
groceries and provisions. He was active and
energetic, accommodating and enterprising,
and his business grew rapidly. From time to
time he invested in real estate in the vicinity
and is now one of the largest taxpayers of that
section. In 1886 he erected the large build-
ing in which his store is now located. The
departments for meats and provisions and for
groceries are each a model, attractive, and a
well ordered and wisely selected stock to meet
the tastes and demands of his trade. The
business occupies floor space to the extent of
five thousand square feet. Few merchants in
Forest Hills are better known or more popu-
lar. In 1906 he was appointed to the board
of trustees of the Boston Insane Hospital, and
served with credit until the hospital was taken
over by the state. His home on Morton street
is in a picturesque location overlooking an at-
tractive section of the city and a stretch of
beautiful country over the arbor-way connect-
ing the Aboretum and Franklin Park.

He married, July 12, 1881, at St. Thomas'
Church. Jamaica Plain. Mary E. Driscoll, born
in Newton, Massachusetts, April 2, 1857,
daughter of John and Hannah (Foley) Dris-
coll. She was educated in the public schools,
graduating from West Roxbury high school
and the Boston Normal College and became
a teacher in the public schools of Boston, con-
tinuing until the time of her marriage. Mr.
Morton ascribes much of his success in busi-
ness to the good influences of his wife, whose
sweet and gentle disposition has done so much
to make a happy home and family. Her
father was born in county Cork, Ireland, and
came to this country in 1850; died at Jamaica
Plain, September 29, 1905, aged seventy-three.
Her mother was also a native of county Cork ;
came to America in 185 1 ; was married at St.
Joseph Circuit Street Catholic Church, Rox-
bury, and died at Jamaica Plain in 1887. aged
sixty-two. Mr. and Mrs. Driscoll lived first
at Newton, then at Jamaica Plain; they reared



a family of three children : i. Mary E. Dris-
coll, married Air. Morton, mentioned above,
ii. John William Driscoll, born March 27,
1862, died aged thirty; married Mary Davis,
iii. Helen J. Driscoll, born January 22, 1864,
lives at the homestead in Jamaica Plain, un-
married. Mr. and Mrs. Morton are Catholics
and liberal supporters of the church of their
parish. Children of Michael S. and Mary E.
(Driscoll) Morton: 1. Grace Mary, born
June 2$, 1882, was carefully educated and
became proficient in music ; resides with her
parents. 2. Robert Michael, August 15, 1883.
is associated in business with his father. 3.
Thomas Matthew, July 11, 1884, educated in
the public schools ; now a clerk in his father's
store. 4. John Raymond, February 7, 1888,
a student in the Textile School, Lowell, Mas-
sachusetts. 5. Arthur James, May 31, 1889,
now serving his apprenticeship at the leather
trade. 6. Gertrude Elizabeth. May 14, 1890,
student in the Boston Latin School. 7. Kath-
erine Helen, May 24. 1891, student in the Bos-
ton high school. 8. Walter Joseph, June 3,
1892. student in the Boston Latin School. 9.
Frances Lincoln, December 25, 1893, student
in the Boston Latin School. 10. Louise Leon-
ide, May 17, 1896, student in the Boston gram-
mar school. 11. Vincent De Paul, May 25,
1899. student in the Boston grammar school.
Great honor and credit is due Mrs. Morton
for raising this large family, who by her care
and attention was able, through God, to bring
them to maturity without the loss of one.

The Sanderson family is of
SANDERSON ancient English origin, the

greater number of those in
America bearing this name tracing their de-
scent from two brothers, Robert and Edward.
Robert Sanderson and his first wife Lydia,
were among the first settlers of Hampton,
New Hampshire, in 1638, and his eldest child
was born there. Soon afterward he removed
to Watertown, Massachusetts, of which he
was a proprietor in 1642, remaining there until
about 1653, removing then to Boston where
he held the office of deacon. He sold his house
and ten acres of land in Hampton, July 20,
1650, to Richard Swaine. he then residing in
Watertown. and October 17, 1653, bought
land of William Godfrey. By trade he was a
goldsmith and silversmith. John Hull, a se-
lectman and many years town treasurer of Bos-
ton, the first mint master of New England,
and the coiner of the pine-tree shillings, in
his diary under date of 1652-53, relates how

he was chosen to make coin, and adds: "I
chose my friend Robert Sanderson to be my
partner, to which the court consented." Sep-
tember 1, 1658, he says: "My boy, John San-
derson, complained of his head aching, and
took his bed ; a strong fever set in and after
17 days sore sickness, he departed this life."
Under date of November 8. 1658. he says:
"The Lord exercised with sickness mv part-
ner, Robert Sanderson, and his son Joseph,
but yet was pleased to recover them both.
Joseph kept the house about a month, and my
partner 18 days." Robert Sanderson died
October 7, 1693, and his will was proved Oc-
tober 20, of the same year. He bequeathed
to his wife Elizabeth ; son Robert Sanderson
and daughter Anne West: grandchildren Rob-
ert Darby, Mary Caswell and Joseph Jones ;
children of Robert and Anna, and of James
Fenniman ; great-granddaughter of Abia
Beard ; son-in-law Richard West ; brother
Edward Sanderson ; Joseph, son of William
Sanderson ; refers to house and land at Water-
town, had by former wife; mentions kinsman
William Shattuck, of Watertown. He mar-
ried (second) in Watertown, about 1642,
Mary, widow of John Cross, and she died
June 21, 1691. He married (third) Eliza-
beth , who was born in 161 7, died Oc-
tober 15, 1695, leaving a will. The children
of Robert Sanderson were : Mary, baptized
October 29, 1639, married James Eenniman ;
William, born 1640; Joseph, born January 1.
1641-42; Benjamin, baptized July 29, 1649;
Sarah, baptized January 18. 1651 ; Robert, bap-
tized October 22, 1652; John, died September
18. 1658.

( I ) Edward, brother of Robert Sanderson,
was the immigrant ancestor of the branch of
the family of which this sketch treats. He
was born in England and came to Watertown
about the same time as his brother. He sold
his house and land in Watertown to William
Shattuck Sr.. and probably removed to Cam-
bridge. The name is frequently spelled San-
ders and Saunders on the early records. He
married, October 15, 1645, Mary, believed to
be the eldest daughter of Bagot and Bridget
Eggleston, of Dorchester, later of Windsor,
Connecticut. Their children were : Jonathan,
see forward, and Hester, baptized March 20,

(II) Jonathan, son of Edward and Mary
(Eggleston) Sanderson, was born in Water-
town, September 15, 1646, and died Septem-
ber 3. 1735. His will was dated April 2.
1728, and his grave and that of his wife are



in the old or lower graveyard at Waltham,
formerly Watertown. He settled at Piety
Corner. Watertown, about 1689. was con-
stable in 1695. and selectman from 1703 to
1719. He married, in Cambridge, October 24,
1669, Abia, born May 28, 165 1, died Septem-
ber 13. 1723, youngest daughter of Ensign
Thomas and Hannah Bartlett, of Watertown.
Their children, all born in Cambridge, were:
1. Thomas, born March 10, 1674. married,
December 24, 1702, Hannah Priest. 2. Abia,
twin of Jonathan, mentioned below, born
October 28, 1675, died unmarried about 1739.
3. Jonathan, see forward. 4. John, born
March 25, 1677. 5. Benjamin, born May 28,
1679. 6. Samuel, born May 28, 1681, mar-
ried, April 13, 1708, Mercy Gale. 7. Edward,
born March 3, 1683-84, married Mary Park-
hurst. 8. Hannah, born May 31, 1689, mar-
ried, October 23, 1712. George Stearns, of

(Ill) Jonathan (2) second son of Jonathan
( 1 ) and Abia ( Bartlett ) Sanderson, was born
in Cambridge, October 28, 1675, and was
assessor and selectman of Watertown where
he resided. He married, July 14, 1699, Abi-
gail, born October 8, 1675, died April 29,
1759, daughter of John and Sarah (Wyeth)
Fiske. Their children, all born in Watertown,
were: 1. Jonathan, born July 26, 1700, died
August 2, 1790. 2. Abigail, October 23, 1702,
married, September 29, 1720, James Mellen,
of Framingham. 3. Margaret, September 9,
1704, married, February 4, 1731-32, Benjamin
Whitney. 4. Eunice, July 1, 1707, married,
March 23. 1725-26, Isaac Pierce. 5. Thomas,
June 18, 1710. 6. Nathaniel, see forward.
7. David, June 4, 1715, married, August 11,
1743, Abigail Jones, of Weston, and resided
in Petersham.

(TV) Nathaniel, third son and sixth child
of Jonathan (2) and Abigail (Fiske) Sander-
son, was born in Watertown. May 30, 171 3.
and died at Petersham, where he had settled,
September 7, 1774. He married, October 4,
1739, Mary, born March 21, 1719-20, died
September 8. 1805. daughter of John and
Susanna (Goddard) Drury, of Framingham.
Their children were: I. Jonathan, see for-
ward. 2. Mary, married Charles Wilder. 3.
Joshua, born 1751. died in 1757. 4. Moses,
married Sophia Jackson. 5. Joel, married
and died in 1774 at the age of twenty-eight
years. 6. Nathaniel, married Betsey McClel-
lan. 7. Eunice, married, John Rogers. 8.
Lois, married (first) George Cutting, (sec-

ond ) Samuel Young. 9. Susanna, died young.
10. Grace, died young.

(V) Jonathan (3), eldest child of Na-
thaniel and Mary ( Drury ) Sanderson, was
born in September, 1740, died December 26,
1832, and is buried at Petersham. He served
in the revolution and his name appears on the
list of those allowed gun and blanket money.
He was in Captain Caleb Brooks' company,
Colonel Dike's regiment ; also in Captain
Peter Woodbury's company. Colonel Job
Cushing's regiment, in 1777; and in Captain
John Oliver's company. Colonel Nathan Spar-
hawk's regiment in the same year, to reinforce
the Northern army. He married, at Peter-
sham. March 8, 1768, Molly Curtis, and had
children, all born in that town: 1. John, see
forward. 2. Susannah, born October 21, 1771-
7^. 3. Curtis, February 12, 1774, who had
a daughter Eunice, born in 181 2, who died in
1908, at the age of ninety-five years, widow of
John Holman. 4. Sarah, December 22, 1776.
5. Molly, November 23, 1779. 6. Joel, May
20, 1785.

(VI) John, eldest child of Jonathan (3)
and Molly (Curtis) Sanderson, was born at
Petersham, May 21, 1769, and died in that
town, July 25, 1831. His gravestone is still
standing in the graveyard at Petersham, his
death having been caused by an accident. He
was a tanner by trade and acquired a large
estate which descended to his son John, his
other son, Horatio M., surviving him but four
years. He married (intention dated January
8, 1812) Lydia Morton, of Athol. Their chil-
dren, born at Petersham, were: 1. John, see
forward. 2. Horatio Morton, born August 18,
i8iq. died unmarried in 1835.

(VII) John (2), eldest child of John (1)
and Lydia (Morton) Sanderson, was born at
Petersham, July 10, 1814, died at Bernards-
ton, July 12, 1898. He was educated in the
district schools of his native town, and at the
age of seventeen years, when his father died,
took charge of the business and farm. Later
he removed with his mother to Bernardston,
Franklin county, where he was employed for
two years as a clerk by Colonel Aretas Perry,
and his subsequent business career was char-
acterized by good judgment, tact, sagacity and
uniform success. He increased his patrimony
until he was possessed of one of the largest
and finest estates in the county. He was trustee
of the Franklin Institution for Savings, and
upon the organization of the Greenfield Sav-
ings Bank became its president and continued


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a that office many years ; he was also presi-
ent and a director of the Franklin County
National Bank. He was an honorary member
nd life trustee of the Franklin County Agri-
ultural Society ; for nearly ten years presi-
lent of Powers Institute and that institute
wes much to his interest and labors in its
lehalf: trustee of the Cushman Library, and
t is owing to his liberality that the hall over
he library was built. He also contributed
iberally to the support of both Unitarian and
baptist societies in Bernardston ; was a mem-
ler of the building committee of the Baptist
Lurch, and for nearly thirty years was parish
lerk and treasurer of the Unitarian church.
n politics he was originally a Whig, but upon
he formation of the Republican party joined
ts ranks, held various positions of trust and
lonor and in 1861 was state senator from his
listrict. He married, October 29, 1840, Mary,
lorn in 1816, died January 27, 1890, daughter
)f Elihu and Ruth (King) Osgood. Ruth
■Cing was a daughter of Samuel King, of Sut-
on, who served during the revolutionary war.
["heir children were: 1. John Horatio, see
orward. 2. Lavalette O., born January 16,
843, died October 14. 1874. 3. Lucien Mor-
on, June 5, 1846. died February 19, 1857.
\. Henry Hunt, July 13. 1848, died August 19,
887. 5. Mary Osgood, July 7, 1850. married,
^lay 25, 1876, Andrew J. Wood, who died at
^os Angeles, California, December 31, 1899;
ihe died September 27. 1897. 6. Ellery Her-
iert, August 14. 1853, is unmarried and resides
n Bernardston. 7. Maria, December 10, 1855.
!. Lydia, July 29, 1857, married, February 26,
:879, Charles W. Scott, resides at Greenfield
ind has children : Lavalette, born November
[7, 1879; Charles Rufus, born February 19,
[895. 9. Lucien, June 3, 1859, married, June
[i, 1889, Clara Noyes, daughter of William
?. Sherwin, of Boston, and has children :
Vlarie, born February 22, 1897; Helen, born
7 ebruary 1, 1902. He is a merchant and resides
n New Haven, Connecticut.

(VIII) John Horatio, eldest child of John
'2) and Mary (Osgood) Sanderson, was born
n Bernardston, November 1, 1841. His early
education was acquired in the public schools
)f his native town, which he left at the age of
fourteen years to accept a position as office
joy in the Franklin County Bank at Green-
ield. At the expiration of two years he
jecame a student at the Powers Institute, and
it the end of another two years became teller
if the Franklin County Bank, where he
'emained until the fall, of 1862 when he

accepted the position of teller in the Spring-
field Bank of Springfield, which later became
the Second National Bank. He held this posi-
tion until January, 1866, when he went to
Savannah, Georgia, and engaged in mercan-
tile business, at the end of two years removing
to Chicago, Illinois, and continuing in the
same line of business there until 1869. He
returned to FYanklin county in 1873 and
became associated with Henry W. Warner at
Nash's Mills. Greenfield, in the manufacture
of hardware and baby-carriage trimmings.
The business was incorporated in 1887, Mr.
Sanderson being made treasurer of the com-
pany, an office with which he has been identi-
fied up to the present time, 1909. Since then
the manufacture of cutlery has been added
to the interests of the company. Mr. Sand-

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