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(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

Burkes 1988 Clipping
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Burke 50 th Wedding Anniversary

Grafton land plot map of Carroll Rd. area

Dick Bolt Fish Story in Worcester newspaper in late1940s

Dick Bolt Spoon collection  in Worcester newspaper in late1940s

Grafton Kings Daughters in late 40s or early 50s

North Grafton Air Show 1927 as sold on E-bay in 2001

Grafton Plot Map G&U Railroad and North St.area

Snow Scene painting by Bernard Corey of Grafton as sold on e-bay in 2001

Grafton South Street (Looking South)

Grafton State Hospital Stables

Terra Cotta Tile House News Clipping

Timothy Darling signature on old document as sold on e-bay in 2001

Town Center Scene with Old Cars

Grafton Wanderings ( Grafton Scene) colored photo by Wallace Nutting as sold on e-bay

Whitinsville Old Letter


Indian Burying Ground News Clipping

Olive Dupuis (Probably GHS Class of 1926?)--Was in moms stuff

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Grafton Police Patch
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Grafton Fire Patch

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1933 Valentine related to Grafton people

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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.

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 or or 

Steve Clark





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.