Monday, October 28, 2013

1899 Graduation Photograph of Alfred Peabody, Salem High School, Salem, Massachusetts

Graduation photograph of Alfred Peabody (1880-1908), taken by the Hussey studio of Salem, Massachusetts of 1899 on the occasion of Alfred's graduation from Salem High School in Salem, Massachusetts.

From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections requested]

Alfred Peabody was born 5 February 1880 at Salem, Massachusetts, the son of Henry Wayland Peabody and his first wife, Lila Rea (Mansfield) Peabody.  

Interestingly, Alfred's siblings had middle names that appear to have been surnames, presumably family surnames, but I didn't find any records listing a middle name for Alfred, the youngest child in the family. 

M. H. Leavis wrote a biography of merchant Henry Wayland Peabody in 1909.  Alfred had died on 27 February 1908, and an account of his short life and the effect of Alfred's death on his father is covered in a chapter entitled "Crossing the Bar".

H. W. Peabody and Company, started by Henry Wayland Peabody in 1867, is still in existence today.

If you have corrections and/or information to share, please leave a comment for the benefit of other researchers.

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