Grave of Elizabeth Boit, Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield, Mass.

  • Grave of Elizabeth Boit, Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield, Mass.
  • Klapes, Jeffrey M. , 1964-
  • Photos show views of the gravestone of Elizabeth Boit in Lakeside Cemetery on North Avenue. The plot is located near "Rainbow Path" at the northern end of the cemetery.
  • Boit was one of the founders of the Harvard Knitting Mills, a clothing manufacturer and major employer in Wakefield in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Miss Boit also founded the Wakefield Home for Aged Women in 1894 to 'furnish a home for women who have been residents of the town of Wakefield not less than ten years. ' The home still exists at 5 Bennett Street and was renamed the 'Elizabeth E. Boit Home for Aged Women' in 1921 in recognition of Boit's contributions.
  • Elizabeth Boit's birth date is cited in several published sources as July 9, 1848, but the inground stone at her grave says 1849.
  • Photos taken at 1:15 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2009
  • 05-15-2009
  • [Wakefield, Mass. : The author]


Klapes, Jeffrey M. , 1964-, “Grave of Elizabeth Boit, Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield, Mass.,” NOBLE Digital Heritage, accessed October 23, 2021,


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