Biographical Sketch of Moses Humphry
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MOSES HUMPHRY was born at Hingham, Mass., in 1807. At the age of twenty-four he was married to Lydia Humphry, daughter of John Humphry, one of the early settlers of Croydon. At fourteen he commenced going to sea, and at nineteen was appointed Master of a vessel, which position he held until he left the sea at the age of twenty-five. He was the first man that commenced the manufacture of mackerel kits by machinery, which business he has pursued with ever-increasing energy since, at Hingham, at Croydon nine years, and now at Concord. In 1853, when Concord adopted the city charter, he was elected to the City Council, and was re-elected in 1854, of which body he was President. In 1855 and 1856, he was elected one of the Aldermen; in 1857 and 1858 was Representative; in 1861 was elected Mayor and held the office two years; was again elected to the same office in 1865, and declined a re-election the following year. In 1865 he was appointed one of the Trustees of the State Reform School, which office he now holds.