Portrait of Mrs. William Gaston


Portrait of Mrs. William Gaston




Title provided by cataloger; Date estimated

Swampscott, MA, 01907

Formal portrait of Mrs. Gaston, wife of the governor.;Louisa Beecher was the daughter of Laban S. and Frances A. (Lines) Beecher. Her father was a lumber merchant in Roxbury, Mass. She married William Gaston on May 27, 1852 in Roxbury, MA. and had three children: Sarah Howard, Theodore Beecher, and William Alexander Gaston. Her husband, William Gaston, served as mayor of Roxbury (1861-1862) and of Boston (1871-1872). He was elected as governor of Massachusetts in 1875. After losing his bid for re-election, Gaston returned to his successful law practice in Roxbury. Gaston had also served as a Representative in the State Legislature (1853-1854), as Roxbury's City Solicitor (1856-60).--from the Official Massachusetts Governor biography (www.mass.gov) and Biographical history of Massachusetts : biographies and autobiographies of the leading men of the state, Samuel Atkins Eliot, 1909.


Gaston, Louisa Augusta (Beecher).

Women -- Massachusetts -- Swampscott -- Portraits

Swampscott (Massachusetts) -- History -- Pictorial works.



Collection :

Swampscott Through the Years: A pictorial history

Tags :


Citation :

"Portrait of Mrs. William Gaston," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #8067, http://heritage.noblenet.org/items/show/8067 (accessed July 26, 2017).