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A Record of Upward of Six Hundred Events

A Record of Upward of Six Hundred Events

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Excerpt from A Record of Upward of Six Hundred Events: With the Dates of Their Occurrence, in Marlborough and Neighboring Towns

Jan. 4, 1875. - Died in Marlborough, of typhoid fever, Thomas Corey, aged 53 year; one of the wealthy men of the town. He commenced in the shoe business in 1838, with the Boyds, and was of the firm of Boyd & Corey for more than thirty year. The pall bearers were shoe manufacturer.

Jan. 5, 1856, Saturday. - An old-fashioned north-east snow storm. The afternoon trains upon various railroads were hours behind time. The next week was a cold week, it being several degrees below zero on several mornings. The next Saturday there was another severe snow storm. The cars to Marlborough were delayed several days.

Jan. 5, 1869. - A golden wedding in Northborough. Stephen Howe and wife celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage. Rev. Dr. Allen was present and conducted service appropriate for the occasion. Mr. Howe was a native of Marlborough, and died Sept. 7, 1877, aged 88 years.

Jan. 7, 1829. - The Concord Lyceum was organized. Within a year of this date Marlborough, Northborough and Worcester Lyceums were all organized. The Concord Lyceum is still in existence, and bad their semi-centennial celebration Jan. 7, 1879.

Jan. 7, 1867. - Good lectures. Rev. J. O. Peek of Worcester lectured in Marlborough: subject,"Golden Opportunities and Golden Men." lie lectured at Northborough three days before, on "Young Bloods."

Jan. 8, 1731. - The Town of Marlborough voted and granted ?50 "to defray the cost of burying our revered pastor, Mr. Brock." He died two days before this date. The funeral was the 12th day, O. S., Jan. 23, 1731, N. S.

Jan. 8, 1866. - Called the "Cold Monday" of that year. Twenty-eight degrees below zero.

Jan. 10. 1775. - Rev. John Gardner of Stow died, aged 8o years. He was the father of Henry Gardner, Esq., of Stow, the first State Treasurer. They were ancestors of Dr. Henry Gardner and Ex-Governor Henry J. Gardner of this State. Towns instructed collectors of taxes not to pay the same to the Royal Treasurer, Harrison Gray, but to Henry Gardner of Stow.

Jan. 10, 1872. - A centenarian died at Hudson alms-house. Widow Mary (Brown) Gates, aged 100 years, 9 months. She was born in Stow, and was a daughter of Joshua Brown; had been the wife of two brothers, Charles and Jotham Gates.

Jan. 10, 1872. - Rev. W. H. H. Murray lectured in Fairmount Hall, Marlborough; subject, "About the Deacons."

Jan. 11, 1752, N. S. - Cold weather. One of the coldest days for many years. Just 100 years afterwards, in January, 1852, for several days the thermometer was several degrees below zero.

Jan. 11, 1859. - Called the "Cold Tuesday" of that year. Intensely cold - many degrees below zero.

Jan 12, 1833. - Samuel Gibbon, Esq., of Marlborough, died, aged 74 years. He was a trader many years, and was one year elected a representative to the General Court. He served several years as one of the selectmen.

Jan. 12. 1867. - Capt. Jedediah Wood died in the new town of Hudson, aged 90 years. He was horn in Marlborough, and was for many years one of the selectmen of the town. He was father of the late Col. William Henry Wood of Feltonville.

Jan. 13, 1813 - A centenarian died in Marlborough. Mrs. Elizabeth Cole, aged 101 years. It is said she walked to church after her one hundredth birthday. Her grandson, Thomas Cole, born in Marlborough, graduated at Harvard College in 1798. He was many years a school teacher; married a daughter of William Cogswell of this town. Mr. Cole settled at Salem, where he died in 1852, aged 72 years.

Jan. 13. 1855. - A mad dog in Marlborough. One child was bitten, and several dogs. The clog was killed after returning from Stow.

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