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.
- Vital Records of Ipswich MA
- Salem Deeds Book 01709 page 195: Walter E. Lord and Mabel Lord to Alice L. Lord and her husband George H. Lord., one undivided half with a dwelling house, lot bordered by Harris and Stanwood (formerly of Treadwell), May 1903. ALSO one undivided half to Lydia P. Dickinson with a dwelling house and buildings thereon.
- William Richard Cutter, “Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts (1908), page 909)
- Bruce Lord