Civil War Records of James Butterfield Lord


Obituary for James Butterfield Lord

Maynard Enterprise, April 10, 1918


James Butterworth Lord, a highly respected resident, died at his home on Elm st., Tuesday at noon, after a short illness. He had been feeling poorly for some time and Saturday took a serious turn. He lost consciousness Monday, which he did not regain until the end. He was a well-known resident, of sterling characteristics and was always interested in the welfare of the town.
   He was born in Rochdale, England, Jan. 2, 1844, and came to this country in 1848. He has made his home in Maynard for 50 years. He married Josephine F. Adams of Wayland, April 22, 1871, whom he survived 14 years. Mrs. Wallace C. Gardner of West Acton, who still survives, is the only child. He leaves three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Ellsworth and Mrs. Jennie Ellsworth of Ipswich and Mrs. Mary Clark of Beverly.
   He was many years overseer of the wool sorting department of the Assabet Mills. He was prominent in the social orders and was a veteran of the Civil War. He was a member of the Maynard lodge, 131, I.O.O.F., Isaac Davis Post, and for years a director of the Riverside Cooperative association. He was in his younger days a cornetist of note, and for many years was leader of the Maynard Brass band.
   Funeral services will be held at St. George's Episcopal church at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon. The members of the Isaac Davis Post, G.A.R. will attend, and a delegation of Maynard lodge I.O.O.F. will attend and read the commitment service of the order at the cemetery.