Just curious if anyone knows about Homer Loring - apparently he was a railroad trustee (e.g. treasurer- banker - financier) in Boston. He married a lady by the name of May (Mary) E. Bennett who was the daughter of Joseph Bennett and Elizabeth Lafavour. Based on census records - Homer was well off and he and May had servants for most of their lives - they had one daughter - Elizabeth B. Loring.
Joseph Bennett was a prominent Lawyer in Boston in the late 1800s and his wife Elizabeth lived with May and Homer after Joseph passed - according to the 1930 census.
Joseph was the son of William Bennett and Charlotte Bennett of Bridgton, Maine and attended Bridgton Academy (still a prestigious prep school) and the Public Latin School of Mass - then Bowdoin College.
William Bennett and Charlotte Bennett are my great great great grandparents - we are steeped in New England History of which I have a lot on some of the earlier and later generations as well as married in lines - Flints, Littlefields, Webbers, Mussels.
Joseph was my great great grand uncle and I am interested in learning more about the family connections.
My great great grandfather followed in the tradition of the Bennett family and was a Master Carpenter. Joseph Bennett was much younger than my ancestor and reaped the benefits of an established New England family. My William W served in the Civil War and lost his first wife - Louisa Stevens back in the mid 1870s and married my great great grandmother Maria Mussels of Nova Scotia in 1878 - descendant of Maine Webbers pre-revolutionary war.
I've found many historical sketches on Joseph Bennett and his accomplishments and am just looking for additional historical documentation and anticdotes to continue to add to the information to help tie in the pieces.
Thanking all in advance.
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