Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Our Collection Keeps Growing - Thanks to our Members!

This morning we received a framed poster advertising the popular drama "The Rough Diamond" and the Shrewsbury Brass Band, performing at the Shrewsbury (Massachusetts) Town Hall on March 13th and 14th, 1872. Admission was twenty cents (fifteen cents for children under twelve) and the Committee of Arrangements was F.T. Pomeroy, C.M. Boutell and F.H. Newton. This poster was graciously donated to the APHGA by member Michael C. Thank you Michael!

Michael believes that F.T. Pomeroy was Frank Theodore Pomeroy, born 3 Oct 1852 in Stow, Middlesex Co., MA, to parents Theodore Breck and Sarah (Moore) Pomeroy. Theodore and family were living in Shrewsbury in 1870, according to the US Federal Census, where Theodore was a shoe dealer. Frank graduated from Wesleyan Academy in Wilbraham, MA in 1874 and became a Methodist Episcopal Clergyman. He married on 22 Sep 1880, Ellen Gertrude Northway, and the couple lived in Worcester and Middlesex Counties, in Massachusetts.

Frank's pedigree is as follows: Theodore Breck, Seth, Medad, Seth, Ebenezer, Medad, Eltweed.

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