Portrait of Mrs. William Gaston

  • Portrait of Mrs. William Gaston
  • 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.
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  • Date estimated
  • 1898?


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