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This Day in Norwood History-January 16, 1964-John J. Murphy Named Director Of Local Bank

John J. Murphy, 185 Roosevelt avenue, Norwood, director of personnel and industrial relations at Bird & Son, Inc., was unanimously elected a director of the Dedham Trust Company at the annual meeting of stockholders held at the company offices in Dedham on Monday, January 13.

Mr. Murphy was a member of the Walpole Advisory Board of the bank from January 1960 until the opening of the Norwood office in 1962, when he became chairman of the ’Norwood Advisory Board.

The Dedham Trust Company has enjoyed a rapid expansion and is regarded as one of the fastest-growing commercial banks in the East. The bank, started in 1958, has four locations: Dedham, Walpole, Norwood, and Plainville.

This Day in Norwood History-June 5, 1892-Lady Bicyclists

This Day in Norwood History-June 5, 1892-Lady Bicyclists

Dr. Soberbrow, in his address to the graduating class of one of our lady colleges last year, while he complimented them on their attainments and beauty, said that he hoped…

This Day in Norwood History-June 1, 1950-John B. Kennedy Sworn In As Town Manager

This Day in Norwood History-June 1, 1950-John B. Kennedy Sworn In As Town Manager

MANAGER SWORN IN—John B. Kennedy, Norwood town manager (right) was sworn into office by town clerk, Walter Blasenak at the Norwood municipal building. The new manager will commute between Winthrop…

This Day in Norwood History-June 5, 1950-Last Tribute Paid To R. Russell Williamson

This Day in Norwood History-June 5, 1950-Last Tribute Paid To R. Russell Williamson

Prominent Citizen, Banker, Businessman And Churchman, Dies Here At Age of 71 Norwood’s outstanding citizen, banker, businessman, and churchman. R. Russell Williamson, died unexpectedly at the Norwood Hospital Saturday afternoon…

The Plimpton Wing, a gift of Alice Morrill Plimpton (sister of Sara Bond Morrill and daughter of George H. Morrill) was built in 1928 as a three-story wing at the right-rear of the library. (Photo courtesy Charlotte Canelli/Morrill Memorial Library. Colorized by the Norwood Historical Society)

This Day in Norwood History-June 5, 1950-New Steel Display Shelves at the Morrill Memorial Library

FOR THE CONVENIENCE of its users the Morrill Memorial Library has arranged to have the steel display shelves constructed in the Plimpton Wing as well as a small reading nook…

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