Westford Notables

Notable of the Month – Each month we feature a Westford person worthy of attention or notice.

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Dr. Nettie Marie Stevens (1861-1912)

Nettie Maria Stevens, (1861-1912) Born in Cavindish, VT to Julia (Adams) and Ephraim Stevens. After her mother died, the family moved to Westford when Nettie was a young girl. She

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The Great Ghosts of 1962

Back in 1962 Westford Academy played its home football games at what is now known as the Abbot School, Depot Street. The field did not have lights, a public address

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Interviews with Westford Veterans (Audio)

These interviews are part of a collection of CDs “Interviews with Westford Veterans conducted by Christopher Crane, Boy Scouts of America, Andover Troop 73. Presented to the Westford Museum (2008).

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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