Sep 28, 2010


Some random street lists. Take note of the number of Collettes (29), Letendres (18), Lacroix (16) and Lamoureux (13). Those are the registered males over the age of 20. In the early 70's, when I worked for the T&G out of their Spencer office, we compiled a list of the most numerous family names in the street list. I recall that in 1970, there were 59 Letendres and 52 Lacroix topping the list. By then, the list was integrated by gender. There was always an anticipation of using it for a column some slow news day, but that never happened.

Sep 26, 2010


1619There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and feasted sumptuously every day.homo quidam erat dives et induebatur purpura et bysso et epulabatur cotidie splendide
1620And there was a certain beggar, named Lazarus, who lay at his gate, full of sores,et erat quidam mendicus nomine Lazarus qui iacebat ad ianuam eius ulceribus plenus
1621Desiring to be filled with the crumbs that fell from the rich man's table. And no one did give him: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.cupiens saturari de micis quae cadebant de mensa divitis sed et canes veniebant et lingebant ulcera eius
1622And it came to pass that the beggar died and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom. And the rich man also died: and he was buried in hell.factum est autem ut moreretur mendicus et portaretur ab angelis in sinum Abrahae mortuus est autem et dives et sepultus est in inferno
1623And lifting up his eyes when he was in torments, he saw Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom:elevans oculos suos cum esset in tormentis videbat Abraham a longe et Lazarum in sinu eius
1624And he cried and said: Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water to cool my tongue: for I am tormented in this ipse clamans dixit pater Abraham miserere mei et mitte Lazarum ut intinguat extremum digiti sui in aqua ut refrigeret linguam meam quia crucior in hac flamma
1625And Abraham said to him: Son, remember that thou didst receive good things in thy lifetime, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted and thou art dixit illi Abraham fili recordare quia recepisti bona in vita tua et Lazarus similiter mala nunc autem hic consolatur tu vero cruciaris
1626And besides all this, between us and you, there is fixed a great chaos: so that they who would pass from hence to you cannot, nor from thence come in his omnibus inter nos et vos chasma magnum firmatum est ut hii qui volunt hinc transire ad vos non possint neque inde huc transmeare
1627And he said: Then, father, I beseech thee that thou wouldst send him to my father's house, for I have five brethren,et ait rogo ergo te pater ut mittas eum in domum patris mei
1628That he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torments.habeo enim quinque fratres ut testetur illis ne et ipsi veniant in locum hunc tormentorum
1629And Abraham said to him: They have Moses and the prophets. Let them hear ait illi Abraham habent Mosen et prophetas audiant illos
1630But he said: No, father Abraham: but if one went to them from the dead, they will do ille dixit non pater Abraham sed si quis ex mortuis ierit ad eos paenitentiam agent
1631And he said to him: If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they believe, if one rise again from the dead.ait autem illi si Mosen et prophetas non audiunt neque si quis ex mortuis resurrexerit credent

Sep 24, 2010


This is the house at 6 Brush Hill Road in Merrimac, MA 01860

Sep 11, 2010


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SOLOMON JOHNSON STEBBINS went to Watertown, New York, at
the age of eleven to live with his sister, Mrs. Van Buren. He attended school
until thirteen years old, then entered the hardware store of his brother-in-
law, Mr. Van Buren. In 1856 Mr. Van Buren moved his business to Quincy,
Illinois, MR. STEBBINS continuing in the store there until 1858, when Mr.
Van Buren went out of business.

During the years 1859, 1860, 1861 and 1862 he attended the Dearborn
public school and Hathaway 's Academy in Chicago, working on a farm sum-
mers in order to pay his expenses during the winters.

On March 1, 1862, he accepted a position ia the hardware store of H. 0.
Stone on the corner of Lake and State streets. In 1869 he entered into a
partnership with Mr. B. C. Jones, who conducted a hardware store and tin
shop on State street near 12th. In 1884 they removed their business to 231
State street. Mr. Jones died in 1885, and Mr. Stebbins purchased his in-
terest in the business. In 1892 he removed to the present location, 74 Van
Buren street, and in 1894 incorporated the S. J. Stebbins Company.


4324. I. Harriet Elizabeth, born December 4, 1866; married Elbert Gran-
ville Drew.
Orson Burchard, born May 4, 1868 ; married Nellie A. Cline.
Charles Albert, born August 16, 1874.
Wallace Jay, born February 13, 1881.
Frederick Jones, born October 16, 1883.
Elsie Carolyn, born March 1, 1890.

Sep 5, 2010


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