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Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA (East Randolph)

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Where is Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA? 

Holbrook, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
Holbrook was first settled by Europeans (mostly British colonists) in 1710 as the southern part of Old Braintree, and was officially incorporated on February 29, 1872, the last town created from the former lands of Braintree. It was formerly known as East Randolph, being divided from Randolph by track from the Old Colony Railroad line...

The story of Holbrook's split from Randolph begins in 1871, when pressure had been building in East Randolph for an independent town. After a little "misunderstanding" (according to Randolph brethren, the Eastern group used rather stronger language) about the placement of a cupola on top of Stetson Hall as a vent for the gas lighting, the pot boiled over and East Randolph petitioned to be incorporated as a separate town.

Elisha Holbrook was deacon of the old East Randolph church from 1819 to 1856, and deacon of the Winthrop Church from 1856 to 1865. His son Elisha Niles Holbrook provided the town with the funds for the town hall and library. The town was named after him.
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Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA (East Randolph) - Post Office Square
Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA (East Randolph)

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Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA (East Randolph) - Holbrook Square looking North
Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA (East Randolph)

Holbrook Square looking North
Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA (East Randolph) - Franklin School
Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA (East Randolph)

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Barry
flag   Ellen M. BARRY (1853, Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA (East Randolph) - 30 January 1886, Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA (East Randolph))

Cate
flag   Wilfred J. CATE (1867, Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA (East Randolph) - 21 May 1890, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

Houser
flag   Frederick Henry HOUSER (4 October 1912, Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA (East Randolph) - 26 January 1913, Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA (East Randolph))

Jones
flag   Payson Angell JONES (19 November 1922, Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA (East Randolph) - 3 June 2007, Lovell, Maine, USA)

Turner
flag   Seth TURNER (26 September 1831, Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA (East Randolph) - 27 November 1899, Houston, Texas, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


BARRY
flag   Ellen M. BARRY (1853, Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA (East Randolph) - 30 January 1886, Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA (East Randolph))

Coone
immigrant flag   Daniel F. COONE (1847, , Ireland - 13 April 1886, Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA (East Randolph))

HOBART
US Civil War Soldiers flag   James E. HOBART (1837, Randolph, Massachusetts, USA - 23 March 1886, Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA (East Randolph)) gravestone

HOUSER
flag   Frederick Henry HOUSER (4 October 1912, Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA (East Randolph) - 26 January 1913, Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA (East Randolph))

Kenney
flag   James KENNEY (1867, Stoughton, Massachusetts, USA - 12 July 1886, Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA (East Randolph))

Ludden
flag   Samuel LUDDEN (1788, Braintree, Massachusetts, USA - 1 November 1886, Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA (East Randolph))

Mcgunnigle
flag   Susan Elizabeth MCGUNNIGLE (1861, Stoughton, Massachusetts, USA - 17 April 1886, Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA (East Randolph))

Moore
flag   William H MOORE (1860, Milford, New Hampshire, USA - 19 November 1886, Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA (East Randolph))

POOLE
flag   Leonard POOLE (22 March 1816, Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA - 14 June 1886, Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA (East Randolph)) gravestone

Smith
flag   Lillian A. SMITH (1867, Brockton, Massachusetts, USA - 26 November 1886, Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA (East Randolph))

Thayer
flag   Bradford THAYER (4 April 1817, Randolph, Massachusetts, USA - 26 June 1879, Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA (East Randolph)) gravestone

West
flag   Thomas WEST (1812, Randolph, Massachusetts, USA - 10 January 1886, Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA (East Randolph))
 

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