1926 Route to Florida

By Thursday, May 8, 2014 1 No tags Permalink 0

How my Larcom Family ended up in Florida ROUTE BY CAR Records show that Theodore Larcom (1885-1949) and Pearl Lathrop Wyatt (1890-1943), my great-grandparents, moved to Florida from Beverly, Massachusetts around 1925/26, per the 1926 Beverly directory. As the story goes, they drove down to Florida in a old Model-T Ford. It is said that Theodore had ...

Ancestral Homes: William Haskell House / Old Dexter Place

By Thursday, April 24, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

Located at 680 Hale Street, Beverly Farms, Massachusetts, this was the home of Betsey Haskell Larcom and David Larcom, my 4th great-grandparents. This was also the birthplace and childhood home of Joseph Henry Larcom, my 2nd great-grandfather. His step-sister, Mary Larcom Ober Dow (my 2nd great-grand aunt)  also lived here as a child as well as ...

Happy Easter!

By Sunday, April 20, 2014 2 Permalink 0

EASTER'S DAWN by Lucy Larcom, The Poetical Works of Lucy Larcom   Breaks the joyful Easter dawn, Clearer yet, and stronger; Winter from the world has gone, Death shall be no longer! Far away good angels drive Night and sin and sadness; Earth awakes in smiles, alive, With her dear Lord's gladness. Roused by Him from dreary hours, Under snow-drifts chilly, In His hand He brings the flowers, Brings the ...

On this day… April 17, 1893

By Thursday, April 17, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

MassMoments reminds us that writer Lucy Larcom – my first cousin five times removed – died on this day April 17, 1893. ...in 1893, Lucy Larcom died. A popular poet during her lifetime, she would be forgotten today except for a work of prose that she wrote in 1889. Her autobiography, A New England Girlhood, tells the story of her ...

The Cornelius Larcom Estate

By Friday, March 28, 2014 2 No tags Permalink 0

Join me as I begin a series of posts about ancestral homes & properties that belonged to our family. I find it fascinating seeing where people lived, especially when the homes are still standing. Most of these homes are in and around the Beverly, Massachusetts area. Beverly is like a home away from home for me. ...