Northfield — Public Bequests
Extracted from "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879.
In addition to funds bequeathed by Mr. Pomeroy and others to the Unitarian Church, other public bequests were made as follows:
In 1877, Elisha Alexander gave to the town $1000 as a permanent fund, whose income should be devoted to the support of needy widows and other worthy poor.
Elisha Stratton donated to the district school at Northfield Farms a fund of $400, and Otis Everett gave $100 to the Unitarian society in 1840, to found a parish library. From that small beginning the library has risen to a wide field of usefulness, and contains now 1500 volumes.
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