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One of a Thousand: One Thousand Representative Men,
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, A.D. 1888-'89

By John C. Rand, 1890 - Online ebook
Orlando F. Belcher - Page 50

"Son of William B. and Esther G. (Fuller) Belcher, was born in North Chelsea, Suffolk county, October 15, 1844."

"He began business life as a manufacturer of boot-heels. His genius took a mechanical turn, and he soon became the patentee and manufacturer of the Belcher automatic cartridge loader, which in 1886 was sold to the United States Cartridge Company."

"For the past twenty years Mr. Belcher has been active in the development of various real estate interests on the northerly shore of Boston Harbor. Eighteen years ago he purchased the tract of land in Winthrop now known as Cottage Park, and began to improve the same in 1881. Later he bought the famous General William F. Bartlett estate, nearby, and the Beacon Villa property."

Mr. Belcher was married in Winthrop, October 16, 1883, to Lizzie D., daughter of Nathaniel and Lois L. (Whittier) Lunt."

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David Floyd, 2d - Page 222

"He began business life by clerking in a general store. In 1882 he was elected one of the assessors of Winthrop, and finding need of a better system of keeping real estate records of this fast-growing town, he established the "Block" system of writing up and keeping the changes of every parcel of land in the town - Winthrop being the first town in the Commonwealth to adopt such a system.

"Since the death of his father in 1879 he has had much to do with the real estate formerly in his charge, and in January, 1889, he with Frank W. Tucker formed a co-partnership as general agents for the care and sale of real estate, the placing of mortgages, writing fire insurance, etc., under the firm name of Floyd & Tucker, with offices both in Winthrop and Boston.

Mr. Floyd was married, June 9, 1886, to Belle A., daughter of Charles T. and Emily E. (Fernald) Seavey. They have no children."

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