Autumn in the North Cemetery.

Sixty miles west of Boston, Massachusetts there is the small New England town of Sturbridge. Located at the junction of I-90 (The Mass Pike), and I-84 it has become known as the "Crossroads of New England". The town was first settled over 300 years ago, and like other small New England towns it has grown just enough over the years to be in a difficult place today. How do we embrace the future without forgetting how we got to our present? How do we attract the right kind of growth, and maintain who we are? And, what about our culture out here in Central Massachusetts?

These pages will cause one to think about how to protect what we have, our future direction, and how to move on in the very best way.

Those thoughts, and other ramblings, will hopefully inspire more thought, conversation, action, and occasionally a smile...

...seems to be working so far

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Now, Even More Information About That Sturbridge Mystery

Yesterday, I received some more information about the "Sturbridge Mystery" I wrote about in April.  I still find it amazing how our questions can eventually find their way to those that have some answers.  Sometimes those answers may be from far away, or in this case, in our own backyard.

I had read your blog post about finding those pictures of people from Sturbidge. You were looking for some information on some of the people in the pictures. 
"The girl on the lower left center" (Edna) is Edna S Morse. She is my great great grandmother and was born in Sturbridge in 1863. She stayed in Massachusetts her whole life, marrying the artist George S Payne (my great great grandfather) in 1884, and dying in Springfield, Massachusetts, although there is no clear date on this.
Hopes this helps!
PS: Elisha Southwick, whom you also metioned in your blog post, was Edna's maternal grandfather and A.C. Morse, or Amasa Morse, was her father.
Hope this helps!

Joe Sullivan
Southwick, MA"

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