Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts; With a History of Worcester Society of Antiquity Volume 1
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...of teaching. From 1888 to 1890 he served as principal of the Sterling (Massachusetts) high school: from 1890 to 1892 of the Scituate (Massachusetts) high school; and from 1892 to 1897 of the Marblehcad (Massachusetts) high school and academy. In the spring of 1897 Mr. Macgowan resigned his position at Marblehcad and engaged with his brother in the insurance business in Worcester, the firm becoming managing agents for Central Massachusetts of the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company of Newark. New Jersey, and in addition doing a general insurance business, including surety bonding. Mr. Macgowan has always affiliated with the Republican party in state and national politics He has been a member of the Church of the Unity, in Worcester, and has served the same in various official capacities. He is also actively interested in the Masonic fraternity, holding membership in a large number of the bodies. He has served as an officer of Athelstan Lodge, A. F. and A. M.. Worcester County Commandery of Knights Templar. and Alethcia Grotto of M. O. V. P. He i a member of the Twentieth Century Club, an honorary member of the Worcester Continentals, and has served as president of the Amher-t College Club of Central Massachusetts. Mr. Macgowan is the author of "The New Century Outline Maps" which are widely used in the public schools. June 26, 1889, in Sterling. Massachusetts. Mr. Macgowan was married to Grace R. Butterick, daughter of James and Mary (Rugg) Butterick. of Sterling. On both sides of Mrs. Macgowan's family the ancestry dates back to the founders of Massachusetts and to revolutionary soldiers. On the maternal side Mrs. Macgowan is a direct descendant of four founders of colonies, Samuel Hagar. one of the founders of Westminster, and John...
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