Notable of the Month



George “Gusto” Seddon (1923-2013)

Whether it was the students at Westford Academy who knew him as “Gusto,” his older friends who called him “Cuz” or the people who would wait in long lines at … Read more »


Beatrice Scott Farley, (1923-2018) Westford’s First Woman Marine

  United States Marine Corps, Women’s Reserve, World War II By her daughters, Kate Farley and Anne Farley, and Heather Monahan, Senior Administrative Assistant at Westford Cemetery & Veterans Services … Read more »


Betty Stringfellow Hudson (1926-2011) enlisted in the “Auxiliary Territorial Service”

By Janice Acquard ( July 2022) Betty Stringfellow Hudson was born in England on March 17th, 1926. By the time she was in her early teens WWII was raging in … Read more »


Nancy (Heywood) Richmond (1820-1898) Part 1&2

Why Edgar Allen Poe called Nancy Richmond, “Anne” is a mystery. By James Van Bever (June/July 2022) It is believed that after Poe started to call her Annie that she … Read more »


Pfc Frederick S. Healy (1898-1944)

This Memorial Day let us remember Westford’s Veteran of Two Wars By James Van Bever ( May 2022)   F Healey, WA Class of 1915 Many people in Westford have … Read more »


Lt. Thomas Rogers (1750-1776)

By Arnold L. O’Brien (April 2022) For those who take the Patriots Day Candlelight stroll of Westford’s Fairview Cemetery, one gravesite must be visited for it stands out in its … Read more »


Francis “Frank” Lowell  Furbush (1861-1940)

“The Great Frank Furbush” If there was one person in Graniteville that everyone knew during the early 20 th century, it was Frank L. Furbush. Frank seemed to be everywhere … Read more »


Martha Taylor Howard (1875-1962)

Founder of the Susan B. Anthony Museum and House in Rochester, New York If you ever visited or plan to visit the Susan B. Anthony Museum and House in Rochester, … Read more »


Dr. Elizabeth Kittredge (1889-1972)

Westford’s First Woman Doctor. By James VanBever (Feb/March 2022) When Elizabeth Kittredge was considering a career in medicine, she did not receive wholehearted support from her family. In fact, she … Read more »


Lloyd G. Blanchard (1917-2011)

By James VanBever (Sept/Oct 2021) Westford Museum Musings Newsletter, October and December  2021 Towns and cities often name schools and municipal buildings after prominent citizens who had a positive impact … Read more »


Alan Emmet (1927-2021)

Writer, Landscape Historian, and Conservationist By Ron Johnson at the Special Town Meeting, October 23, 2021 Several of us want to acknowledge the contributions to our town by the Emmet … Read more »


Bette (Ross) Hook (1920-2012)

Westford Academy Teacher and First Women Academy Trustee By Jim VanBever (a former student) July/August 2021 If you were a student at Westford Academy during the years 1958 to 1976 … Read more »