|Clarissa Williams Winslow
was born March 13, 1818 in Hunter Township and died at the age of 51 on
July 29, 1869 in Newton Centre, Massachusetts. She was educated in the
two-teacher, two room school in Upper Falls, became a teacher and later
presided over the same classroom in which she had once been a pupil.
was married in the local Methodist church on Thanksgiving Day, November
31, 1843 by Gardner Rice (schoolmaster to some of the Winslow
boys) to Brackett Lord who was born January 4, 1819 in Ossipee,
Carroll Co., New Hampshire, the son of Wentworth and Sally (May) Lord. He died
June 25, 1872. They raised a family of five children, three born in Upper
Falls and two in Needham.
Theirs was a classroom romance as Mr. Lord was
also a teacher in the village school. He also played a part in the
California Gold Rush story.