12 Summer Street, the Ezra W. Lord house (1848)

12 Summer St.

The home of Walter Ezra Lord and Lydia Ann (Lakeman) Lord was built before publication of the 1856 Ipswich map, probably in 1848. This was the childhood home of Walter Ezra Lord, born January 22, 1856. He graduated from the high school with the class of 1871, and established himself in a general dry goods business in Ipswich, and was regarded as one of the substantial men of that town. He served 5 years as a selectman, and in 1895 was chosen representative of Ipswich in the lower house of the General Court. He married first, in 1882, Kate L. Lord of Ipswich, daughter of Loomis Lord. She died in 1889, and he married second, in 1895, Mabel, daughter of Edward W. and Lucy Russell. He had no children by either wife.

Maps

1856 Ipswich map of Summer St.
1856 Ipswich map of Summer St.
1872 Ipswich map of Summer St.
1872 Ipswich map of Summer St.
1884 Ipswich map of Summer St.
1884 Ipswich map of Summer St.
1910 Ipswich map of Summer St.
1910 Ipswich map of Summer St.

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