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 Theodore Kittredge

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Theodore Kittredge

  • Birth 20 Aug 1801 Epping, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Death 1879 Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 102199448

Theodore Kittredge was a physician, as was his father (George Kittredge of Epping, N.H., married to his mother Eleanor Fogg) and his father's father (Benjamin Kittredge, 1741-1776).

Three years before he was born, his father's older brother died at the age of 23. Little Theodore was named after his late uncle.

Theodore enrolled in Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire in 1816 when he was 14, and he graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1823.

On 14 Jan 1826, he married Harriet Winslow Pickering, whose father was one of the founders of Methodism. Theodore was also enthusiastic about Methodism.

In 1832, he moved to Waltham, Mass. and practiced medicine there until his death in 1879 (except for one year in Bath, Maine). In 1833 he began leading "class meetings" to spread Methodism. These had originally been led in Waltham, Mass. by Charles Barnes from 1820-1825, but ended because many members moved to Lowell, Mass. Around 1829, Marshall Livermore began leading the Waltham meetings anew, followed by Marshall Jones, and then by Theodore Kittredge. Sometimes they used the Masonic Hall on Main St. for their services, as well as schools on Elm St. and School St.

His brother George was a physician and a Congressman from New Hampshire, and his brother Charles was a druggist.

- Mostly paraphrased from information in "History of Middlesex County, Massachusetts: with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men, Volume 3," edited by Duane Hamilton Hurd, Philadelphia: J. W. Lewis and Co, 1890, and with additional public records information from Ancestry.com.


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  • Created by: Tucker Lieberman
  • Added: 15 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 102199448
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Theodore Kittredge (20 Aug 1801–1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102199448, citing Grove Hill Cemetery, Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Tucker Lieberman (contributor 47984902) .