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 Stephen Salisbury, II

Stephen Salisbury, II

Birth
Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 24 Aug 1884 (aged 86)
Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Section 21
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Stephen Salisbury II (1798-1884), the son of Stephen and Elizabeth Tuckerman
Salisbury, was born in Boston on 8 March 1798. After attending local grammar
schools and the Leicester Academy in Leicester, Mass., Stephen was graduated
from Harvard College with honors in 1817.
He studied law in the office of Samuel M'Gregore Burnside (1783-1850) and was
admitted to the Worcester bar but chose instead a career in business and became
one of the most influential local businessmen of his time. He was the treasurer
of the Blackstone Canal Company and became president of the Worcester Bank in
1845, as well as a director and president of the Worcester and Nashua Railroad.
Stephen built the factory known as Court Mills with buildings on Prescott
Street, Union Street, and Grove Street, as well as numerous shops and houses in
the Lincoln Square area of Worcester. He was a selectman and an alderman for
Worcester and served as a state representative and senator. He was a member and
served as a councilor and president of the American Antiquarian Society. He was
a member of the Massachusetts Historical Society and served as a founder,
benefactor, and the first president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. In 1875,
he was awarded the doctor of laws degree from Harvard and was named an overseer
of that college. He married, on 7 November 1833, Rebekah Scott Dean (1812-1843),
of Charlestown, N.H. They had one son, Stephen III.
Stephen II married, in 1850, Nancy Hoard Lincoln (1820-1852), the widow of
Captain George Lincoln.
He married, in 1855, Mary Grosvenor Bangs (1800-1864), the widow of Edward
Dillingham Bangs (1790-1838). Stephen Salisbury II died, on 24 August 1884, in
Worcester.


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  • Created by: Jim Sanders
  • Added: 24 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6285683
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Stephen Salisbury, II (8 Mar 1798–24 Aug 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6285683, citing Worcester Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Jim Sanders (contributor 506) .