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June 8, 1875 - February 23, 1877

June 8, 1875 - February 23, 1877
Diaries of a South Boston father and son. Included are accounts of the weather; household, garden, and neighborhood happenings; attendance at community, religious, music, lecture, and seance events; local and national news; reading habbits; health, births, deaths, and marriages; visitors; as well as correspondence sent and received.
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Reeves, Dexter, Jr.
Boston College. John J. Burns Library
Reeves family diaries
Biographical/Historical note:
Dexter Reeves Jr. was born to Dexter Reeves Sr. and Margaret Trofater Reeves on September 19, 1834. Dexter Jr. married Maria Grindle, who was born in 1840 in Blue Hill, Maine. Maria, a tailor, was living in the Reeves' home in Boston in 1860 according to the US census. He and Maria had one son, Marcellus, born in South Boston March 31, 1863. Maria died of tuberculosis later that year, and Marcellus continued to live in his grandparents' home in South Boston with his father. Dexter Jr. worked as a bank teller and superintendent of the Foreign Money Department at the National Bank of Redemption on Devonshire St. in Boston. He was a member of South Boston's Broadway Universalist Church, interested in spiritualism, and was a life member of the Boston Handel and Haydn Society. He died July 3, 1905 in Boston.
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