Acton Memorial Library
E. D. LOTHROP DIES AT 87
Planned to Celebrate Birthday Next Day
South ActonEmery D. Lothrop, a lifelong and respected citizen of this town, passed away suddenly at his home on School street, on Sunday morning, December 11, at the age of 87 years, 11 months and 30 days, his 88th birthday anniversary falling due on the next day, Monday the 12th. He had been looking forward to this event and was preparing to celebrate it.
Mr. Lothrop was born in South Acton, December 12, 1844, in the old homestead now occupied by his niece, Miss Mary H. Lothrop, and was a son of Charles and Mary (Richardson) Lothrop.
At the outbreak of the Civil War, he promptly enlisted in Company E of the 28th [sic¹] Massachusetts Volunteers at Roxbury and served throughout the war, being mustered out in 1865. After the war he took up his residence in Milford, Mass., where he was married to Miss Ellen M Chapin of that town, where they resided for 20 years, and then went to Washington, D C., where he was employed by his brother, Alvin W. Lothrop, who had a dry goods store there. After remaining there 14 years, he returned to South Acton, where he has made his home. For a number of years he spent the winters in Florida and his summers near Biddeford, Maine, where he has a summer home.
Funeral services were held at his late home on School street, on Tuesday, December 13, and were conducted by Rev. Mr. Wolf of Milford. He was taken to Milford for interment in his family lot.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Frank C. Lothrop of Milford, and a grandson, Earl Lothrop also of Milford.