Odds and ends to be sorted - Grafton, Massachusetts  
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Odds and Ends
(Things that need sorting)

Some Associated Web Pages...

Old House on North St.

Wedding Photo

Revolutionary War Graves

And Some Photos and Clippings...
Remember - click any photo for a larger image

New England Telephone
Dedication to Joe Stines

Burkes 1988 Clipping

Carroll Rd. Plot Map

Dick Bolt Fish Story

Dick Bolt Spoons

Kings Daughters

North Grafton Air Show 1927

Plot Map G&U Railroad North St.

Snow Scene by Bernard Corey

South Street (Looking South)

Grafton State Hospital Stables

Terra Cotta Tile House Clipping

Timothy Darling

Town Center Scene with Old Cars

Grafton Wanderings by Wallace Nutting

Whitinsville Old Letter

Stereo Picture Close-Up

Names on Back

Indian Burying Ground Clipping

Olive Dupuis (Probably GHS Class of 1926?)


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Police Patch
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Fire Patch

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1933 Valentine

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Wedding photo from the 1920's?
Very unusual hat worn by the bride. Photo measures 4 7/8" X 6 7/8"
Marked on the back Nellie Holland & hubby a co-worker from N.Grafton Ma.

Grafton 10$ Bill Grafton 3$ Bill
These were likely test bills for Grafton Bank . Dates & History on these are unknown?

Some Items Posted at "MAWORCES"


[MAWORCES] Items from Windham County Telegraph

Hello everyone,
I am working in the Windham County Telegraph newspaper which later became the Windham County Transcript and was published in Danielson, CT from 1848 to about 1977. As I come across items for Worcester County will send them out to you.

Issue of 26 Feb. 1852 Thursday
Augustus Brooks of Grafton left his home in that town at sundown Thursday evening, saying he should not be home until midnight. He was found Friday morning on Brigham Hill, frozen to death in the road. Two
bottles of liquor were found in his pockets. Coroner Baker was called, but the evidence was so strong that he came to his death by intoxication, that he deemed it unnecessary to hold a jury of inquest upon the body of the deceased.--Worcester Spy

3 May 1860 Thursday
Rev. Origen Crane of Grafton, on Thursday week, while in the act of
swinging a friend, for exercise, lost his balance and fell forward,
striking his temple on a stone, from the effect of which he remained
unconscious, and died the next day. Mr. Crane was 55 yrs old, and has
been a Minister in Massachusetts during twenty-four years. He was highly
respected, and leaves his family greatly afflicted.--Worcester Spy.

Worcester Telegram, 13 Sept. 1954, Monday morning
Grafton Man Dies after Shotgun Blast--Grafton--Arthur D. Cote Sr., 58, of
59 Millbury Street, who accidentally shot himself in the back yard of his
home Friday morning, died of his wounds Sunday in St. Vincent Hospital,
Police said he tripped over a three-foot wall while carrying a
12-gauge shotgun. He was chasing dogs which were raiding his chicken
coop, he told police.
He operated a poultry farm. He was a member of St. Philip's Church
and was a member of the Society of the Assumption.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Eva (Lesco) Cote; two sons, Arthur D., Jr., of
Worcester, and Adelard Cote of Westboro; three daughters, Ellen, wife of
Maurice Goldsmith; Rita, wife of Charles Snay, both of Worcester; and
Florence, wife of Joseph Rossetti of Milford; three brothers, Joseph and
Eugene of Biddeford, ME, and Aime of Canada; four sisters, Mrs. Emma
Dion, Mrs. Roseann Bellemore, Mrs. Laura Martel and Mrs. Georgianna
LeClaire, all of Canada, and seven grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Wed. at 8:15 a.m. from the Robert C. Roney
Funeral Home, 242 Worcester street, North Grafton, with a high mass at 9
in St. Philip's Church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Worcester Telegram, 13 Sept. 1954, part 2
North Grafton--Wilfred Carron, 48, of 5 Deernolm road, died Saturday
night in his home.
He was born in England, son of Charles and Hanna (Lowe) Carron, and
came to North Grafton from Northbridge 12 years ago. He was employed as
a machinist at the Norton Co. for 17 years.
He leaves, besides his mother of Wilkinsonville, his wife, Alice
(Sobon) Carron; two daughters Misses Joan and Suzanne Carron; and a son,
Charles Carron, all of North Grafton.
Funeral services will be held from the Rockdale Congregational Church,
Northbridge, Tuesday morning at 1 a.m.(That's exactly what they wrote) 
Rev. Robert K. Shimoda will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Grove
Cemetery, Whitinsville.

Marilyn Labbe

Grafton Historical Society

The Grafton Historical Society is at One Central Square, Grafton, MA. 01519. They will not mail books out as far as I know. They also have no regular hours and are by appointment only.   Contact Millie Bean (508)839-2245

Have old photos or a good link of other historic scenes or history info?
Dick Bolt   dickbolt@his.com or deepcreek@excitemail.com or dick.bolt@gsfc.nasa.gov 

Steve Clark  steveclark@charter.net





Other Web Sites

Photo History-Historic scenes & Antique Cameras ( One of Three founders of PHSNE, Photographic Historic Society of New England, now over 700 members around the world & the biggest such group.)

Back to main web site of Rose & Richard Bolt ( Lived in Grafton 1946-1955) author of this site. Grafton schools Norcross 1st grade through 7th grade ( Norcross 8th went to new Grafton High building. Left Grafton for Wilbraham and Springfield schools in 1955 which was end of 10th grade.