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My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Bedford, Massachusetts and Seeing the WWI Memorial Once Again


Bedford is rather close to where I live and I've been by the above memorial many times. However, the trees are usually casting a shadow or shining too brightly on the war memorial. However, I lightened up my photo, so it can be read. The names are below. (My original post, dated Dec. 17, 2012 mentioned I wanted to take a better photo.)
IN MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF BEDFORD
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR
AND IN APPRECIATION OF ALL THOSE WHO SERVED
TO THE CREDIT OF THEIR TOWN, STATE AND COUNTRY

*Alexander Robert Anthony     *Hugh I. Hunt      * William Walter Hamilton
Lionel Reginald Anthony
Vernon Richard Anthony
Abigail Bacon
Albert Bierenbroodspot
Andrew Cornelius Bierenbroodspot
Howard Drown Brawn
Charles Elmer Brock
Charles Elmer Brock
Thomas Butler
Roland H. Brown
Franklin Harwood Canlett
Arthur Everett Carson
Hermann Emil Christiansen
William James Crier
Frank Bellows Davis
Howard F. Davis
Clifford Louis Day, Jr.William J. Durkin
Michael Lawrence English
John Stephen Fanning
Basil Edward Fletcher
Milton Currant Ford
Benjamin Charles Freeman
Nicholas Genetti
Edward Loren Goulding
Arthur Holden Hayden
Gunnar Hemmingson
Edward Amos Hunnewell
William James Hunt
Henry Clare Isnor
William Jackson
David Theodore Keay
Francis Joseph Kelley
Henrick Hans Johan Larsen

Hubert H. Loomis
Ralph Loomis
Samuel Loomis
William F. Loomis
Francis Colin MacDonald
Walter Francis Manning
Johanna Elizabeth McMahan
Martin Francis McMahan
Philip Edward McMahan
Edward Joseph O'Dowd
Philip Stephen O'Dowd
Frederic Parker, Sr.
Henry McBurney Parker
John Stanley Parker
W. A. Parker
George Henry Peterson
J. H. Philbin
Fred A. Proctor
Paul Rhoderick Raymond
John Harold Riese
Nicholo Silverston
Peter Snyer
Frederick H. Sullivan
Nicholo Silverstone
Peter Snyer
Stephen Tackney
James J. Walsh
Rev. Arthur Stanley Wheelock
William Albert Wilkins
Harold Edward Willson


THE TOWN COMMON LANDS

WITHIN THESE LIMITS STOOD THE
FIRST MEETING HOUSE BUILT IN 1729
THE FIRST TOWN POUNT IN 1733
THE FIRST SCHOOL EST. IN 1741
THE BELL TOWER ERECTED 1753
THE MILITIA AND THE MINUTE MEN
USED THESE LANDS FOR THEIR
PARADE AND TRAINING GROUND

BEDFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY 1969

The Old Town Hall, Built 1856
The town green, looking towards Great Road / Route 4
Meeting House of the First Parish Unitarian Church
Erected 1816
Boot Scrapers (above)

Additional posts about Bedford:

43 Revolutionary War Soldiers and Widow Balch Buried in Bedford, MA

Town green to the lower left, the library, police department and school to the right. (From Google earth.)