14 Summer St., the Ezra Lord House (c 1850)

14 Summer Street, Ipswich MA

14 Summer St.

The home of Ezra W. and Lydia Ann (Lakeman) Lord was built before publication of the 1856 Ipswich map. 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.

Source: William Richard Cutter, “Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts (1908), page 909