This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Mr. Flather married (first) in Pueblo, Colorado, June 1, 1891, Mary Southerland Prichard, born in Bradford, Vermont, died in Nashua, New Hampshire; (second) Alice Poor Rogers, born in Lowell, Massachusetts. Children: Mary Drusilla, a graduate of Brown University, class of 1917, and Bryn Mawr College, 1919; John Rogers, and Frederick, students in Harvard University, class of 1923. THE BOOTT MILLS. By act of the Massachusetts Legislature, passed February 6, 1822, the Merrimack Manufacturing Company was incorporated, Kirk and John Wright Boott being among the incorporators. The company's first mill was started September 1, 1823, the first cloth woven in November, 1823, and the first shipment made from the mill January 3, 1824. The Hamilton Manufacturing Company was incorporated January 26, 1825; the Appleton Company, February 4, 1828; the Lowell Manufacturing Company, February 8, 1828; the Middlesex Company, June 5, 1830; the Suffolk Manufacturing Company, January 17, 1831 ; the Tremont Mills, March 19, 1831 ; the Laurence Manufacturing Company, March 11, 1836; and the Boott Mills, March 27, 1835, the avowed purpose of all these corporations being the manufacture of cotton and woolen goods in the town of Lowell and Middlesex county. The capital stock of the Boott Mills Corporation was placed at $1,000,000, but on February 11, 1837, permission was given them by the Legislature to increase it to $1,500,000. The present capitalization (1919) is $1,550,000. The incorporators of the company were three: Abbott Laurence, who was also an incorporator and first treasurer of the Lowell Machine Shop, president of the Atlantic Cotton Mills and the Pacific Mills Company, both of Lawrence, Massachusetts; Nathan Appleton, an associate of Francis L. Lowell, one of the purchasers o...
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