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Subject: Boston Weekly Journal - Obituaries
Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 09:45:24 -0400
Boston Weekly Journal, Thursday, Apr. 11, 1889
One of the best known colored citizens of Massachusetts, Lewis Hayden,
died at his home in this city early Sunday morning.
(This is very long and if anyone is interested I can make a copy of it
He was born into slavery in the family of Adam Rankin, a Presbyterian
minister, at Lexington, KY ca 1816 as he was sold in 1826 as a ten year
old boy to Elijah Weaver. He married Harriet Bell in 1842 and they
escaped slavery in 1844.
Rev. Loranus Crowell, D. D.
Dr. Crowell, who for many years has been an esteemed Elder of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, died at his home in Lynn on Monday. He has
been ill several months from a complication of diseases, which baffled
the best medical skill.
Dr. Crowell was a native of Ware, MA, and was born Oct. 28, 1815. In
1840 he was appointed Principal of the Spring Hill Seminary at Sandwich,
MA., and held that poistion for four years, when, having become a
preacher in the Methodist denomination, he joined the New England
Conference, and at the Conference in 1844 received his first appointment
as pastor of the Lynn Common Church, one of the oldest societies of the
Methodist faith, having been founded by Rev. Jesse Lee in 1791. In 1846
he removed to Chicopee, in 1848 to Worcester, in 1849 to the Bromfield
Street Church, Boston, and in 1853 to the Boston Street Church, Lynn. In
1854 he was made Presiding Elder of the Lynn District, over which he had
charge four years. In 1856 he was chosen a delegate to the general
Methodist Conference. He presided over the Boston District from 1858 to
1862, and was transferred to the Worcester District as Elder from 1869 to
1873. He was stationed at Ashland in the latter year. Doctor Crowell
married in 1843 Elizabeth Ann Fuller of Sandwich. His widow and four
adult children survive him.
Miss Lizzie W. Humphrey, a well-known artist of Boston, died of
consumption in Bermuda on Saturday. She was especially successful in
illustrating books, her pictures accompanying very many of the holiday
poems published by Lee & Shepard. She also made many designs for the
Christmas cards and chromos of L. Prange & Co. Miss Humphrey formerly
resided in Hopedale, MA. Her family was among the early settlers of
Barrington, RI. She was born in Millbury, MA May 13, 1841, but since
1849 has been a resident of Hopedale, until some five years since, when
she made her residence in Boston.
Col. Edward Rowe of Norridgewock, ME, formerly a prominent business man,
died Thursday night after a long illness, aged 86 years. For more than
40 years he was one of the foremost citizens there, holding the office of
Town Clerk, Selectman, Judge of Probate and Trial Justice. In 1868 he
engaged in the enterprise of building the Somerset Railroad and put all
of his means, some $14,000, into this and a hotel on the north side of
the river, neither of which repaid any part of his investment. He was
married in early life, his wife living but about a year. His only near
surviving relatives are a brother, A. J. Rowe of Exeter, NH, now an
Mrs. Amelia Jackson Sargent, only daughter of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes
and widow of Mr. Turner Sargent, died at the residence of her father, in
this city, on Wednesday evening. She was 45 year of age. Mrs. Sargent
accompanied Dr. Holmes to England on his last trip, and is the "A" so
pleasantly alluded to in his "Hundred Days Abroad". She was married to
Mr. Sargent about 14 years ago and leaves no children.
Mr. Nathaniel B. Mansfield, engaged in the African trade, died at his
residence on Commonwealth avenue on Thursday morning, after an illness of
a few weeks. Mr. Mansfield for some time had been in failing health. He
had been for many years in active business, and was connected as Director
with the Maverick National Bank. He was summer resident of Manchester.
He leaves a widow and three children.
Capt. Francis B. Davis, who died in Plymouth, MA on Friday, was born in
Boston 57 years ago, and was the son of John W. Davis. In early life he
followed the sea, and rose to be master and shipowner. During the war he
served as Ensign and Acting Master. He leaves a widow and one son.
Mr. John S. Perry, a prominent store manufacturer of Albany, NY, died
Thursday. He was born in Farmington, CT Dec. 17, 1815, and was the
gradson of Hon. John Treadwell, the last of the Puritan Governors of
Massachusetts. He was the first President of the National Stove
Association and one of its founders.
Mr. James O. Freeman, a well-known violinist and music teacher of South
Framingham, died Friday. He was born in Framingham July 19, 1828, and
married in 1851 Eleanor Cushing of Weston. For twenty years he was first
violinist in J. Howard Richardson's orchestra of Boston.
Mr. Elbridge M. Jones, a long-time resident of Milford, died at his home
Friday in his 78th year. He was born in Framingham and was well known in
Milford for many years as a member of the first of Mitchell & Jones,
hatters, and later with his son as E. M. Jones & Son. He was an upright,
conscientious man in all his walks of life.
Mr. Samuel D. Harding, a prominent builder of Worcester, died on Tuesday
in his 83d year. He was a native of New Sharon, ME. Mr. Harding served
several terms as Councilman and Alderman.
Mr. Levi Richardson, a prominent merchant of Franklin Falls, NH, for 30
years, and for 25 years Treasurer of the Odd Fellows' organization there,
died Thursday, aged 73.
Two well-known wealthy residents of South Norwalk, CT, died
Thursday--John Norton, who died very suddenly of heart trouble, and
Samuel Clark, who passed away after a short illness. Mr. Clark was one
of the oldest sea captains in Connecticut, and had been many times around
Deacon Richard R. Hayes of Farmington, NH, died suddenly of pneumonia
Thursday. He was born in Farmington 78 years ago. He assisted in
starting a heel manufacture in Farmington Village. Becoming a Christian
while young, he has served as Deacon of the First Congregational Church
since early manhood. A widow, son and daughter survive him.
Mr. William Tucker, Jr., aged 73 years, a respected merchant of New
Bedford, died there Thursday. Several days ago he suffered a shock of
Mr. Isaac Farmington, a resident of Lowell for 50 years, died on Sunday
at his home, aged 77. He was in the clothing business 20 years, a woolen
manufacturer 10 years and had been a Director of the Appleton Bank from
its organization. He leaves a widow.
Mrs. Theodore Thomas, wife of the well-known conductor and muscian, died
in New York on Monday morning after a lingering and painful illness.
Mrs. Thomas was a woman of fine intellectual attainments and unusual
force of character. She was an American, and before her marriage was a
teacher in Mrs. Porter's famous school in Farmington, CT.
Mr. Luke G. Sturtevent died Saturday evening at Norwich, CT, after a
brief illness, aged about 75. He was born in Worcester, MA, and taught
school in Greeneville, CT, and Newport, RI. He resided in Leicester, MA,
for many years, and as a Republican was there honored with offices of
public trust. He removed to Norwich 20 years ago.
This is the last of the obituaries for New England people. Next I will
obits for the other people in the paper.