Life in Newburyport: 1900-1950
by Jean Foley Doyle
published by Peter E. Randall Publisher, 2007
Reassembled through news accounts, city documents, and the memories of its people, Life in Newburyport 1900-1950 (book 1) is a gift to the city and to its future generations. Included in these pages are:
- stories of the immigrants who settled in Newburyport, the sacrifices they endured, and the contributions they made to its future generations;
- The Great War and its effect on the city as captured by Newburyport author Minnie Atkinson;
- The exploits of Andrew “Bossy” Gillis who served three sentences in jail and six terms as mayor;
- The Great Depression and the WPA’s role in relieving hardships;
- First-hand World War II accounts including Pearl Harbor, the Philippines, D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge, and Iwo Jima, honoring those who served and survived and those who never came home;
- Five vignettes featuring humanitarian Dr. Abby Noyes Little; healers Dr. Hurd, Dr. Snow, Dr. Daniel Leary, Sr., and Miss Burns; the Moseley family, a major benefactor to the city; noted Theosophist Mrs. Katherine Tingley; and Hannah Gillis, mother of “Bossy” and a leading entrepreneur.
ISBN: 978-1-931807-61-6, Hardcover, 400 pages, illustrated, indexed.
Jacket Photo Credit: Newburyport from the Merrimack River, by Blake Hughes, courtesy of the artist.
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