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Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

1901 - Online ebook
Tewksbury, John Sturgis - Page 275

"JOHN STURGIS TEWKSBURY, a well-known and respected citizen of Winthrop, Mass., was born in that part of Chelsea now known as Revere, August 18, 1834, son of Philip and Nancy (Sturgis) Tewksburv. His paternal grandfather was John Bill Tewksbury, owner of the Bill House, built in 1649 or 1650, and still standing in Winthrop.

John Sturgis Tewksbury obtained his education in the public schools of his native town, during the school vacations helping his father on the farm. At the age of nineteen he secured employment with relatives in the wholesale and retail milk business, and was thus engaged for three years. He afterward continued for two years longer in the same business on his own account. Then for another period of two years he was engaged in the oyster business in Boston. At the end of that time he was employed by the well-known educator, Mr. George B. Emerson, to take charge of his Winthrop farm. After the death of Mr. Emerson the farm was divided into house lots and placed upon the market, and Mr. Tewksbury became local agent for the real estate company that was handling the land, which position he now holds. The property is known as the Court Park Land. Mr. Tewksbury was for three years Assessor for the town of Winthrop."

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Tewksbury, Hermon Bill - Page 505

"HERMON BILL TEWKSBURY, a respected citizen of Winthrop, was born in that town (then a part of Chelsea), December 1, 1827, son of Bill and Martha (Belcher) Tewksbury. His paternal grandfather was John Tewksbury, second, born in 1735 in the district of Rumney Marsh, Boston, in what is now Winthrop, formerly known as Pullen Point, who died in 1816."

"Hermon B. Tewksbury in his boyhood attended the public schools of Chelsea during the winter, and assisted his father on his farm in the summer. On attaining his majority, he entered into business on his own account as a retail dealer in milk, and, after being thus engaged for twenty years, sold out, and was subsequently engaged as a wholesale milk dealer for some years. Me is now conducting a small farm, and keeps some cows, the milk from which he sells to local patrons. Mr. Tewksbury has taken some part in public affairs. He served as Selectman one year in the fifties and four consecutive years in the seventies, and was also Assessor for two years. He is a member of the Methodist church in Winthrop, of which he was steward for many years."

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Captain Samuel Grandy Irwin - Page 760

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