Wednesday, January 18, 2012

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 188: Henry Pickford (ca 1920s)

 I am posting photographs from my family collections for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday (you know me, I can't go wordless!).

This picture is of Henry Winthrop Pickford (1895-1987) taken, probably, in the 1920s.  He was the son of Walter and Anne Frances (Richmond) Pickford, who resided in Clinton, Massachusetts.  Anne Richmond was the daughter of Thomas and Julia (White) Richmond of Killingly, Connecticut and Leominster, Massachusetts - my great-grandparents.  Anne's sister, Alma Bessie Richmond, was my grandmother.  Therefore, Henry Winthrop Pickford was my first cousin, once removed.  

I received this picture from my parents family picture collection in the 1988 to 2002 time period.

A summary of Henry Pickford's offices was published in the document "1949-1950 Public Officers of the COMMONWEALTH of MASSACHUSETTS," prepared and printed under authority of Section 18 of Chapter 5 of the General Laws, as most recently amended by Chapter 466 of the Acts of 1946 by IRVING N. HAYDEN Clerk of the Senate AND LAWRENCE R. GROVE Clerk of the House of Representatives.

on page 203:

135 Walnut St., Clinton, 11th Worcester District, Republican.
Born: Leominster, July 12, 1895.
Education: Leominster and Clinton public schools, Clinton High School, Boston University Law School.
Profession: Lawyer.
Organizations: American Legion, Clinton Rotary Club, Masons, Clinton and Worcester County Bar Associations, Chamber of Commerce, Clinton Hospital Association, American Red Cross.
Public office: Clinton Town Moderator 1924-'25, Town Solicitor 1926-'28, Finance Committee 1929-'32, Selective Service Board (chairman 1940-46), Mass. House 1946-'50.

I have lost all contact with this Pickford family and am interested in gaining contact with them in hopes of sharing family information.  Anne Richmond was the oldest child of Thomas and Julia (White) Richmond, and her descendants may have family pictures, artifacts and records that could aid my genealogical and family history research. 

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