WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2018

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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shown at the Rhode Island School of Design, Dartmouth College, and the MIT Club in New York City. He also designed a Civil War monu- ment for the Wellesley Square railroad station, now a post office, but the memorial was never constructed. In 1884, Dr. Hazelton's growing family moved to 319 Washington Street for additional space. Olivia Bowditch Hazelton, named for a friend, became the secretary of her 1890 Wellesley High School graduat- ing class and continued her studies at the precursor of today's Wheelock College. She also pursued graduate courses at Boston University and Harvard and became an early expert in childhood music education. In addition to her teaching ability, she was known around town for her cat "Peter" and for her love of fancy hats. Margaret Page Hazelton, "Margie," may have also had some training in drawing. She was a member of the St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and an avid birder. Mary Brewster Hazelton, known as "Daisy" as a child, graduated from Wellesley High School in 1886 and from there proceeded to the assistant physician at the New Hampshire Asylum for the Insane. Later the same year, during the Civil War, he was commissioned as an assistant surgeon in the United States' Navy on the USS Ohio docked in Charlestown. He was transferred to the USS Vermont in 1862 and was tempo- rarily presumed dead during a violent storm but survived. In 1865 upon resigning from the Navy, he opened a private sanitarium in Milton. Two years later, he married Mary Allen Brewster, and in 1883, the couple moved to 162 Washington Street in Wellesley. Mary Brewster Hazelton was born in Milton prior to their move. She was soon joined by a brother, Isaac, and sisters, Olivia and Margaret. Dr. Hazelton settled into his medical practice in Wellesley Hills and also served as a medical examiner. Mary's brother was also skilled and intel- ligent. Isaac served as the president of his Wellesley High School class and graduated from MIT in 1894. He became a professional commer- cial artist and moved to New Jersey after eloping with his future wife, Margarita, who also served later as one of his models. His works were above: On the Porch depicts Mary's parents and two sisters, likely in Wellesley 98 Mary Brewster Hazelton W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 8

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