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Boston of To-day: A Glance at Its History and Characteristics. With Biographical Sketches and Portraits of Many of Its Professional and Business Men

Edwin Monroe Bacon, 1892 - Online ebook
Belcher, Orlando F. - Page 141

"Belcher, Orlando F., son of William B. and Esther G. (Fuller) Belcher, was born in North Chelsea, Mass., Oct. 15, 1844. He was educated in the public schools of his native place, and early entered business life. He was first a manufacturer of boot-heels, but his genius taking a mechanical turn he soon became the patentee and manufacturer of the Belcher automatic cartridge-loader. This, in 1886, was sold to the LTnited States Cartridge Company, and Mr. Belcher gave his attention to the development of real estate on the northerly shore of Boston harbor, in which he had been for some time interested, having owned since 1871 the tract of land in Winthrop now known as Cottage Park, the improvement of which as a watering-place he had begini in 1881. Later he bought the Gen. William F. Bartlett estate and the Beacon Villa property near by, and brought them into the market. Mr. Belcher was married in Winthrop Oct. 16, 1883, to Miss Lizzie D., daughter of Nathaniel Lunt."

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Richardson, Albert W. - Page 368

"Richardson, Albert W., son of Albert and Abigail (Tewksbury) Richardson, was born in Winthrop, Mass., Aug. 28, 1853. He was educated in the schools of his native town. When a young man he entered the plumbing business in Boston, later establishing himself in the same trade in Winthrop. There he has since resided, taking a leading part in
town affairs. From 1886 to 1887 he was a member of the board of health, in 1887 and 1888 a selectman, and in 1891 and 1892 a representative of his district in the lower house of the Legislature. He first served the town as town constable. He is a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellows orders. He was organizer of the Winthrop Brass Band, in which he takes much pride. He is unmarried."

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