E. PEABODY GERRY 1846-1911
From Proceedings, Page 1911-117:
"R.W. BROTHER E. PEABODY GERRY was born in Standish, Me., Nov. 2, 1846.
"When he was twelve years of age, his parents moved to Boston and he entered the Eliot Grammar School, and later the Mayhew, receiving a Franklin Medal while a member of the latter school. He prepared for college at the Boston Latin School and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1869. After teaching school one year at Hudson, he entered the Harvard Medical School, and received his degree in medicine there in 1874. After his hospital service, he settled in Jamaica Plain and entered upon general practice.
"Brother Gerry was deeply interested in societies looking to local improvements, and was a member of the Bonrd of Aldermen of the City of Boston in 1900 aud 1901. He declined further service. His last public service was an investigation into the milk situation in Boston.
"R.W. Brother Gerry receivecl the Masonic degrees in 1873 in John Abbot Lodge, of Somerville. He joined Eliot Lodge, of Jamaica Plain, Oct. 16, 1878, and became Wor. Master of that Lodge, serving in 1884 and 1885. He served as District Deputy of the Fourth Masonic District in 1887, 1888 and 1889. He died at his summer home in Phillipston June 22, 1911 with the sincere regrets of his associates and the Fraternity of which he was an honored member."
A letter from Dr. Gerry to Mayor Hibbard of Boston, 1908.