WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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1913 1918 224. An estimated 147 men and 6 women from Weston served in World War I. Six were killed in combat. 225. In 1918, estate owner Robert Winsor turned over 422 acres to the Weston Real Estate Trust, which sold lots gradually over the next decades in the Meadowbrook Road area. Horace Sears sets up the Teachers' Lodge was a three-day affair. Some four hundred residents — an estimated 20 percent of the population — participated in the pageant held on the Winsor estate. The second act featured a Viking ship crossing a pond. 217. Catholics of Weston held High Mass in Weston for the first time in June 1913, just after the anniversary festivities. The High Mass was celebrated at Town Hall with a select choir of 50. 218. At the time of the 200th anniversary, Horace Sears employed an editor to take Daniel Lamson's notes on Weston history and edit them into a book. Sears gave every Weston household a copy. 219. Unmarried female teachers with no local relatives had difficulty finding places to board in the late 19th and early 20th century. Horace Sears purchased a house across from his estate mansion and turned it into a "Teachers' Lodge" that operated from 1913 until the 1950s. 220. The Teachers' Lodge accommodated eight teachers. Horace Sears provided everything, even silverware and table linens. 221. In 1915, Herbert Merriam and his son Charles had to kill their entire herd of 60 prime cattle to prevent the spread of foot-and-mouth disease. The last inmate at the poor farm on Conant in 1922. 223. On his death in 1916, General Charles Jackson Paine's personal estate totaled over $8.6 million dollars. 73 s u m m e r 2 0 1 3 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e 222. Road died in 1915. The farm was rented, then sold

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