Patrick J. McLaughlin, Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department's first gas supervisor

Title:

Patrick J. McLaughlin, Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department's first gas supervisor

Creator:

D'onofrio, Jayne M.

Publisher:

Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department,

Date:

1999

Description:

Photo courtesy of Alice Fitzpatrick.

"Patrick J. McLaughlin was the gas department's superintendent when the Town of Wakefield purchased the privately-owned Citizens' Gas Company in 1894. His association with Wakefield's gas service began before the town's purchase, and at a 1935 banquet in his honor, he reflected upon his first encounter with the department. He recollected finding the gas holder on North Avenue on the ground, and working from Friday until Monday to get it standing. From then on, the old gas holder stayed put until it was dismantled in the early 1940s. Mr. McLaughlin was instrumental in servicing the needs of Wakefield's gas customers for nearly 50 years." -- Text from calendar by Jayne M. D'Onofrio.

Subject:

McLaughlin, Patrick J.

Wakefield (Mass.) -- History -- Pictorial works.

Collection :

Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department calendars

Tags :

Citation :

D'onofrio, Jayne M., "Patrick J. McLaughlin, Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department's first gas supervisor," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #11981, http://heritage.noblenet.org/items/show/11981 (accessed September 2, 2014).