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Photo - Herman W. Spooner. Courtesy, Cape Ann Museum
Lena Mary Parisi Novello, a front-page political activist, a buoyant businesswoman, an enthusiastic community leader.
Owner Robert Cheves, second from right, c. 1905
Hjalmer Ray was born on February 20, 1908 in a Lanesville midwife's home. His parents were Finnish immigrants who, along with many others from Finland, had settled in this village of Gloucester at the turn
of the century.
Proud of their history and accomplishments in the fisheries, the people of Gloucester spared no expense in organizing a display for the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the World’s Fair.Courtesy, Cape Ann Museum
Joe Orange was World War II veteran and the protector of Gloucester watersheds.
Conant - Varney Family
Al Cottone captain, F/V Sabrina Maria stands on the dock of Felicia Oil Company. Courtesy, The Eagle-Tribute. Desi Smith/Staff Photo
St. Peter's Fiesta procession, Captain Salvatore Favazza leading the statue bearers through "Tally's Corner." c. 1935. Photo: unknown. Courtesy, Cape Ann Museum
Fishermen's Memorial Service, Stacy Boulevard. Mayor Weston U. Friend at rear of platform. August 17, 1947. Photo: Norman P. Swett. Courtesy, Cape Ann Museum
John Phalen "Stuffy" McInnis was the fourth of five sons of Stephen and Udavilla (Grady) McInnis, Stuffy was born September 19, 1890 in Gloucester in 1890, and played 18 seasons in the grandstand era of baseball. He played for the World Champion 1918 Boston Red Sox with teammate Babe Ruth, and set two records for first basemen (one Red Sox and one league-wide) that stood until 2007 and 2008 respectively (Both actually broken by Kevin Youkilis)
Class of 1980
Sylvester "Hooley" Ahola was born in Gloucester of Finnish immigrant parents. Cutting over "4,000 sides" all told, he cut cylinder, vertical and lateral cut records too. His collection of recordings eventually drew the interest of a professional discographer. "Hooley" was also a pioneer in ham radio. When he retired to Lanesville in 1940 he continued to perform locally, and he became known as the "Gloucester Gabriel.”
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