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the present. He has a good business, meeting the bulk
of the requirements of that section. Mr. Carroll is a
member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks,
and of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, of Law-
rence.

Mr. Carroll married, in 1892, Agnes Tracy, who was
born in England. They have two children: i. Henry
C, born in 1893; he is a veteran of the World War,
having enlisted on May 27, 1918, as a private in the
United States Infantry, and was assigned to the 109th
Regiment of Infantry, of the Twenty-eighth Division.



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He was with his regiment overseas for nine months, and
in the battle of the Argonne Forest was wounded. After
periods of treatment in Base Hospitals. Nos. 81 and 24,
he returned home to the United States, and was honor-
ably discharged from the service on May 10, 1919, at
Camp Dix, New Jersey. 2. John D.. born in 1900; he
enlisted in the submarine service, in September, 1917,
and saw much service at the Panama Canal. He was
discharged February 13, 1922.



LATHROP BROTHERS— In the field of practical
daily necessities, Lathrop Brothers, of Ipswich, Massa-
chusetts, are prominent as retail distributors of coal,
wood and ice. This concern is a partnership, consisting
of Wallace J. and Charles \V. Lathrop, men prominent
in fraternal as well as business circles.

Wallace J. Lathrop was born January 1, 1874, and
is a son of Albert and Hetty (Beach^ Lathrop. He
received a thorough grounding in the essentials of edu-
cation in the public schools of Nova Scotia. He then
became interested in a commercial career, and coming to
Essex county, located permanently in Ipswich. He has
been in the ice business for about fifteen years, and in
October, 1915, extended the business to include the
handling of coal and wood; his brother Charles is a
partner in the business, and they have carried their
united interests forward to unusual success. Mr.
Lathrop is a member of the Knights of Pythias, and
also of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Wallace J. Lathrop married (first), in June, 1907,
Lila Maygett, daughter of John Maygett: she died April
4, 1920. Mr. Lathrop married (second), in June, 1921,
Gladys Anthony, of Ipswich, a daughter of James
Anthony.

Charles W. Lathrop was born in Nova Scotia, and
was also educated in the schools of Nova Scotia. Early
in life he entered the business world, and several years
ago became a resident of Esse.x county, becoming asso-
ciated with his 'brother in the business interest above
outlined. He has borne a prominent part in its develop-
ment, and is now one of the solid business men of
Ipswich. He also is a member of the Knights of
Pythias, and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows,
and is interested in all public progress.

Charles W. Lathrop married Mabel Beckerton, and
they have one child, a son, Russell Lathrop.



ARTHUR C. DAMON— A native and lifelong resi-
dent of Ipswich, Massachusetts. Arthur C. Damon has
for many years been identified with the business progress
of the town in various fields of endeavor.

Mr. Damon was born in Ipswich, October 10, 1869,
and is a son of Curtis and Annie (Kimball) Damon.
Laying the foundations of his career in the practical
course of the Ipswich public schools, Mr. Damon, as a
young man, made his special preparations at Comer's
Commercial School, in Boston, Massachusetts. At the
age of eighteen years he became associated with his
father in the house furnishing business, as clerk. In
1891, about four years thereafter, he started in business
for himself, handling house furnishings, and he stills
successfully conducts that business. In 1917 A. C.
Damon and his brother formed a partnership in the

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real estate and insurance business, and they together
operate this business under the name of Damon &
Damon, being representatives of several of the well
established lines.

As the active head of these interests, Arthur C.
Damon is widely known in the community, and is influ-
ential in financial circles. He is clerk of the Ipswich
Savings Bank, also being a member of the Board of
Investments of this institution.

On April 12, 1894, Mr. Damon married Carrie Green-
law, daughter of Eben and Mary Greenlaw, of Ocean-
ville, Maine. They have since resided in Ipswich, and
attend the First Congregational Church.



STEWART J. HADLEY— Taking advantage of the
deveWpinent of the automobile and its constantly
increasing use, Stewart J. Hadley, of Essex, Massachu-
setts, is building up a large patronage for his garage.

Mr. Hadley was born in Guysborough, Nova Scotia,
.August 27, 1884, and is a son of David E. and Susan
E. (MacDonald) Hadley. The family removing to
Massachusetts in Mr. Hadley's childhood, it was in
the public schools of Gloucester that he received his
education. After leaving school he took up his father's
trade, that of a blacksmith, and followed it for a period
of sixteen years. Then, keeping abreast of the times,
he turned his attention to the automobile, and founded
the garage which he still conducts in Essex. He has
been quite successful and the business is steadily
growing.

Mr. Hadlej' is well known in this section, and has
served the people for several years as assistant town
constable. He is a mem'ber of the Knights of Pythias,
and attends the Congregational church of Esse.x.

Mr. Hadley married, in 1904, Lucy C. Herrick, of
West Gloucester, Massachusetts, and they have five
children: Roland L., Harriet L., Bessie M., Ellen B.,
and Stewart Russell.



EDWARD QUINTON MOULTON, a Civil War
veteran, widely known and generally respected in the
vicinity of Lynnfield, Massachusetts, was born in New
York City, October 9, 1848, son of Joseph S. and Mary
E. (Johnson) Moulton. His father was a shoe manu-
facturer, and originally of West Peabody, Massachu-
setts: he died in 1896. His mother was of an old
Virginia family, and she died in 1850, before their son,
Edward Quinton Moulton, was two years old. He was
the youngest of six children, his two brothers and three
sisters being as follows, in order of birth: Clarence,
Lizzie, Jennie, Joseph, and Grace. The family took up
residence in Lynnfield, and Edward Q. as a boy attended
public schools there. He was still at school when the
Civil War began and as soon as he could leave school
he enlisted in the Sixth Massachusetts Regiment. He
was a member of Company I, the commander of which
was Captain E. H. Staton, of Salem, Massachusetts. He
saw considerable active warfare before his enlistment
expired, and when that happened, he reenlisted in the
Third Massachusetts Cavalry, with which regiment he
served until the end of the war. Returning home to
Lynnfield, he learned the trade of carpentry, which he
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manufacturer, he decided to become connected with the
shoe industry also, so gave up carpentering, and for a
while was a shoe manufacturer. Eventually he went
back to his old trade, and has ever since been a car-
penter, following the trade even now. Throughout his
life he has been a responsible resident and a reliable
tradesman. He is a member of Lynnfield Post, Grand
Army of the Republic, and at one time was a member
of the Park Commission of Lynnfield.

Mr. Moulton married, in September, 1871, Etta Fuller,
of Danvers, Massachusetts, daughter of Elijah and
Sarah (Furbush) Fuller, of that place, where Mr. Fuller
was a shoemaker. Mrs. Fuller was originally from
Maine. Mr. and Mrs. Moulton are the parents of three
living children, and one deceased, the latter only living
to be si.x months old. The living children are: Arthur
E.; Mabel L., the wife of George R. Stratton; and
Harry P.



HARRY CLAY ALLEN— With a thorough training
for his career along practical lines, and the natural busi-
ness ability without which training counts for little,
Harry Clay Allen, secretary of Robert T. Allen &
Brothers, Inc., is contributing to the business progress
of Cliftondale, Massachusetts. Mr. Allen is a son of
Stewart and Mary (Boothe) Allen, of Hammond, New
York. His father, who was a farmer, died in 1914, but
his mother is still living. They had six sons and two
daughters.

Mr. Allen was born in Hammond, St. Lawrence
county. New York, June 11, 1887, and attended the
schools of his native place, including the high school,
from which he was graduated in the class of 1905. His
education was completed with a course at the Water-
town (New York) Business College. After finishing
his studies, Mr. Allen took up railroading, in which line
of endeavor he remained for about nine years. Then
locating in Cliftondale in 1916, he became associated with
his brothers in the present business, established by
Robert T. Allen in the year 1899; since its incorporation
in 1916 the personnel of the company has been as fol-
lows: President, Robert T. Allen; vice-president,
James B. Allen, (q. v.), and secretary, Harry C. Allen.
The business includes a comprehensive mercantile line
of paints, oils and varnish, and an extensive and strictly
up-to-date plumbing and heating business, and stands
among the leading enterprises of this scope in the
county.

Mr. Allen is a member of the Free and Accepted
Masons (all bodies including the Shrine), and also of
the Improved Order of Red Men. He keeps in touch
with all matters of public import, but takes only the
interest of the progressive citizen in political affairs, and
has never aspired to public office. With his family, he
attends the Congregational church.

Mr. Allen married, in 1919, Sarah E. Thorburn, of
Marblehead, Massachusetts, daughter of George H. and
Abbie (Lohan) Thorburn, of Marblehead. Mr. and
Mrs. Allen have a son, Harry C, Jr., born in November,
1920.



received his early education in the public schools of
Danvers, and later completed a course of study in the
Sprague Correspondence Law School. He is the owner
and proprietor of a farm which he conducted success-
fully for over thirty years, but now has a grocery and
provision store, which he has managed successfully for
the past eight years.

Mr. Bradstreet is a Republican in politics, and has
been a member of the Republican Town Committee for
twenty years, serving as treasurer of that body for one
year. He was a member of the Board of Assessors for
one year, and served as selectman in 1910. In 1913 he
was elected a member of the Massachusetts State Legis-
lature, serving a two years' term.

Mr. Bradstreet is a m.ember of the Independent Order
of Odd Fellows, and belongs to the Danvers Lodge and
the Rebekah Lodge of that order; he also is a past
noble grand of the same organization. He belongs to
the Naumkeag Camp of Salem; the Danvers Historical
Society; and the Essex County Republican Club. He
is a member of the Knights' of Pythias, belonging to
the Danvers Lodge of that order, in which he is a
past chancellor. He is very active in Masonic circles,
being a member of Mosaic Lodge, Free and Accepted
Masons, and Holton Chapter, Royal Arch Masons. He
has served as chaplain for the Masons. He is a member
of St. George Commandery, Knights Templar; and
belongs to the Danvers Lodge, Ancient Order of United
Workmen.

Mr. Bradstreet is a corporator of the Danvers Savings
Bank. For the past fifteen years he has been a member
of Emmanuel Church at Beverly, and has served as
superintendent of the Sunday school for nineteen years.
He is also a deacon of the church, and has served as
chairman of the i\dvisory Committee, an office he still
holds, and he is the chairman of the trustees of the
church.

Mr. Bradstreet married (first) Cordelia W. Staples,
who died, leaving five children: i. Emma, the wife of
Charles R. Chevalier, they the parents of two children:
Elizabeth and Charles R., Jr. 2. Olive W., deceased,
who married Ernest F. Doty, and they were the parents
of two children: Winthrop E. and Mildred, the latter
deceased. 3. Cora S., a well-known teacher of the
piano. 4. Florence F., the wife of Stephen F. Kimball,
and they have two children: Stephen F., Jr., and Bar-
bara. 5. William H., who married Murle Owen; they
have three children: Alvah J., Olive and William H.,
Jr. Mr. Bradstreet adopted Lydia Staples when she
was fourteen years of age, and she is a school teacher at
Augusta, Maine. Mr. Bradstreet married (second)
Bertha Lovett, and they are the parents of two chil-
dren: Dudley L., and Ethel L.



ALVAH J. BRADSTREET was born in 1862, at
No. 7 Bridge street, Danvers, Massachusetts, and is a
son of William and Judith (Fullerton) Bradstreet. He



JOSEPH A. DONOVAN— While serving in that
capacity, it is said that the youngest fire chief in New
England was Joseph A. Donovan, of Lynnfield, Massa-
chusetts. He was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, Sep-
tember 5, 1893, a son of Milaaei F. and Mary A.
(Gibney) Donovan, who are still living. His mother
was of a Salem, Massachusetts family, but the Donovan
home is in Lynn, where M. F. Donovan is a retired
shoe manufacturer.

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attending the public schools. After leaving school he
was in the hotel business for five years, from 1912 to
1917, then, with the entry of the United States into the
World War, Mr. Donovan left Lynnfield to enlist in
the United States Navy. His hotel e.x|)erience brought
him assignment as chief steward, and he held that
capacity throughout his national service. He was dis-
charged in September, 1918, and soon, thereafter, returned
home, and reentered hotel business. This was only for a
few months, however, for on January 5, iQig, he severed
his connection with the hotel. On May 17th of that year
he formed a partnership with Mr. Harper, the two estab-
lishing the firm of Harper & Donovan, to enter the
garage and automobile supply business. On November
10, 1920, Mr. Donovan acquired the interest of his
partner, and assumed full control, the company name
being changed to the J. A. Donovan Company. The
business was rather unique, and comprehensive. There
was an up-to-date garage and service station, a consid-
erable oil and gas business, the company handling three
kinds of gas, and in addition there was a first-class
general store, carrying a full line of supplies. .'\lso, Mr.
Donovan operated a popcorn machine, and this side
line seems to have been quite lucrative, so much so
that it has been stated that Mr. Donovan probably sells
more than any other man in the county. The store is in
a very favorable situation; checking by State officials
indicates that a greater number of autos pass the corner
on which Mr. Donovan's store stands than pass any
other junction of roads in the district. And that fact
has contributed much to the growth of Mr. Donovan's
business. He is a man of distinct initiative, and is, it
is stated, the originator of the idea of the individual
garage, or at all events was the first to put it into
practice in the vicinity. He is a progressive, active
citizen, ready to personally help in public work. As
before stated, he served for a time as fire chief of Lynn-
field, and was an efficient civic official. Fraternally he
is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of
Elks, and the Knights of Columbus. He also belongs to
the Grange.

Mr. Donovan married, October ig, 1921, Mary E.
Higgins, of Danvers, a daughter of John and Elizabeth
(Joyce) Higgins. Mrs. Donovan is a graduate of the
Carney Hospital, South Boston, Massachusetts.



CALVIN LUTHER WORDEN, president and
treasurer of the C. L. Worden Company, Inc., of Lynn,
Massachusetts, is one of the active young business men
of that place. He was born in New Brunswick, Canada,
on March 29, 1886, son of Gabriel and Elizabeth
(Thorne) Worden. His mother, who died in 1904, was
of a New Brunswick family, but his father's home was
in New Jersey, and there earlier branches of the family
were of distinguished record. Rear-Admiral Worden,
of the United States navy, was a grand-uncle of Calvin
Luther Worden. The last-named was one of seven
children, four sons and three daughters, born to Gabriel
and Elizabeth (Thorne) Worden, and part of his boy-
hood was spent in New Brunswick. His father was
engaged in the lumber business, and that took him first
to New Brunswick, and later into New Hampshire, the
family then living at Portsmouth, where Calvin L. con-
tinued his schooling. He was eighteen years old when he



came to Lynn, in 1904. He entered the employ of the
Ideal Machinery Company, working in their shops for
three years. For a further seven years he was connected
with L. D. Rcybbins, of Lynn, working in the shops
(repairing). In 1914, however, he became an automobile
driver for A. W. Pinkham, serving him for two years.
For a further two years he was in Salem, Massachusetts,
where he had charge of an automobile garage business.
In 1918 he returned to Lynn, and then established the
firm of C. L. Worden Company, opening a garage, and
entering into the business of overhauling and repairing
automobiles, vulcanizing, and dealing in auto supplies.
He has continued that business to the present, and has
developed it very satisfactorily. In 1920 the company
received a charter of incorporation, and Mr. Worden is
president and treasurer of the corporate firm, the C. L.
Worden Company, Inc. The garage and the repair and
vulcanizing shops are situated on Eastern avenue, near
Floating Bridge, Lynn.

Mr. Worden belongs to several fraternal orders,
including the Masonic, Odd Fellows, Moose and the
Knights of Pythias. In his younger days he was much
interested in naval affairs; in 1907 he enlisted in the
United States Naval Reserves, being assigned to Com-
pany E. He served for five years, until 1912. and his
rank at the time of discharge was as gunner's mate. In
that year he won the first prize as marksman in the
competition open to all naval reserve units of the State.

Mr. Worden married, in 1912, Elizabeth Childs Hay-
den, of Concord, New Hampshire, daughter of Herbert
W. and Euphremia (Childs) Hayden, both living, the
former originally of Quincy, Massachusetts, and a
marble and granite worker by trade, and the latter of
a New Brunswick family. Mr. and Mrs. Worden have
five children: Emily L., born in 1913; Elmer T., born
in 1914; Douglas W., born in 1915; Isatelle, born in
1917; and Beth, born in 1920.



MICHAEL JOSEPH CONNOLLY, one of the
organizers of the Lynn Paper Stock Company and now
sole owner of it, has not been in business in Lynn, Mas-
sachusetts, for many years, but in the short time he has
been there he has made many friends, and has developed
an appreciable business. He was born in lona, Prince
Edward Island, Canada, on July 18, 1872, son of
Bernard and Alice (McKenna) Connolly, both of Prince
Edward Island, where the former still is actively fol-
lowing farming occupations.

Michael J. Connolly was reared on the island, and
attended the public schools of his native place, .\fter-
wards, he took the collegiate course at St. Dunstan's
College, at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. His
subsequent career has been somewhat unusually varied.
For many years he was in professional life. .'Kfter leav-
ing college he was for four years a teacher in Canada,
then came into the United States, and after spending a
year at the Dental College in New York City, went to
Boston, and for the next five years was in the employ
of J. J. Graham, a dealer in paper stock, of that city.
Mr. Graham's business was an extensive one, and Mr.
Connolly, for the greater part of the five years, was his
foreman and general manager. He left him to start in
business for himself at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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dealers in paper stock. In May, igiS, he came to Lynn,
and with Mr. Koritzky, organized the Lynn Paper Stock
Company. The partnership continued until March 31,
1921, when Mr. Connolly acquired the whole of the
business. He has since held full control of its affairs,
and is, without doubt, the largest dealer in his line in
Lynn, the present standing of the business being
directly due to his careful management. Mr. Connolly
is a member of the Catholic church, and of the Knights
of Columbus.

Mr. Connolly married, July 18, igio, Mary B. Walsh,
daughter of Edward and Jane (Curran) Walsh, of
Prince Edward Island. Both of the parents of Mrs.
Connolly are living, her father still actively farming at
Summerville, Prince Edward Island. Mr. and Mrs.
Connolly have five children: Evelyn R., born in 191 1;
Mary Rita, born in 1913: Girard, born in 1915; Joseph,
born in 1917; and Francis, born in 1919. Mr. Connolly
and family reside at Melrose, Massachusetts.



CHARLES W. BAMFORD, who was for many
years active in the industrial world of Essex county,
Massachusetts, and for the past thirty-four years has
been town clerk of Ipswich, is a native of this town,
and as a veteran of the Civil War, has long been hon-
ored as a leading citizen of the community.

Mr. Bamford was born in Ipswich, Massachusetts, on
June 2, 1842, and is a son of Charles and Mary (Patch)
Bamford. Acquiring his early educational training in
the public schools of Ipswich, he attended high school
until he was fifteen years of age, then went out into the
industrial world and made his start in life. His first
employment was as a hosiery knitter, then, later, he
worked as a machinist for a time. Going to Lynn, he
worked as shoe cutter for a time, then was associated
with Ignatius Dodge, of Ipswich, for about two years,
as shoemaker, doing general work. .

It was here that Lincoln's call for volunteers in 1861
found the young man, who responded at once, enlisting
in Company L, First Massachusetts Heavy Artillery.
He served with honor, as private first, then was pro-
moted to corporal, and still later was again promoted to
sergeant, then to regimental commissary sergeant and
was mustered out of the service August 16, 1865.

Returning to Ipswich, Mr. Bamford again took up the
civilian life, becoming associated with his father in the
hosiery business, manufacturing by the old hand-frame
methods, which later were superseded by power
machinery. A num'ber of years later Mr. Bamford was
associated with the Ipswich Mills for ten years.

During his business activities Mr. Bamford had, of
necessity, become a familiar figure in the historic old
town of Ipswich, and when in 1888, it became necessary
to elect a new town clerk, it was with a gratifying
majority that the choice of the people placed Mr. Bam-
ford in this office. He has served uninterruptedly since,
and still fulfills the duties of this office with the ability
of long practical experience.

Mr, Bamford is at the present time commander of
the James Appleton Post, Grand Army of the Republic,
and has been for the past twenty-four years. He is a
member of John T. Hurd Lodge, Free and Accepted
Masons, of which lodge he is past master.

Mr. Bamford married, in 1866, Lydia M. Averill, and



of their three sons, Chester W., Harry M., and Charles,
the latter two died in infancy. Chester W. reached
manhood, and married Lucy S. Stone; he is now
deceased, passing away at about the age of fifty years;
he was treasurer and collector of the town of Ipswich
at the time of his death. Mr. Bamford's grandson,
Rodney Chester Bamford, was killed in action during
the World War at Argonne Forest, September 28, 1918,
and another grandson. Lieutenant Robert T. Bamford,
LInited States Navy, lost a foot in the World War, and
is now one of the Board of Selectman of Ipswich.



JOHN ROBERT GRAHAM, rising from a sub-
ordinate position in the employ of the city of Lynn, Mas-
sachusetts, has, by his own efforts, reached a high pomt
of efficiency in his department and now stands at the
head.

Mr. Graham, who is of Scotch-Irish descent, was born
October 27, 1865, and is a son of Robert C. and Eliza
Graham, who both came to this country when they were
very young.

John Robert Graham received his formal education in
the public schools of Lynn, leaving school at the age
of fifteen years to go to work. But he was not satis-
fied to go forward on such limited opportunities, and
during the early years of his activity in the world of
industry he spent all his spare time in study and attend-
ing the evening schools of the city. His first employ-
ment was in a shoe factory, but after about a year in
this work he secured a position in the street depart-
ment of the city of Lynn, and has now for nearly thirty



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