Winfield Townley Scott (1910-1968)

A 1927 graduate of Haverhill High School, Winfield Townley Scott became a poet and an author of many distinguished literary works. Principally, it was his poetry which brought him many scholastic and journalistic honors. One of his poems honored another Haverhill poet and member of the Haverhill Citizens Hall of Fame: John Greenleaf Whittier. The…

Daniel Appleton (1785-1849)

Mr. Appleton started his business career in 1813 when he opened a dry goods store on Water Street in Haverhill. He moved the business to Boston in 1817 and then moved again, this time to New York City in 1825, where he started the House of Appleton. In 1831 he began publishing as D. Appleton…

Stuart Chase (1888-1985)

Mr. Chase, an economist, was raised mainly in Haverhill. After he attended MIT and Harvard, he soon went to Washington D.C., where he worked with the government during World War I. He is credited with coining the name of “The New Deal” for the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who took the name from the…

Harriet Atwood Newell (1793-1812) part 2

The following is the prepared words by Pastor Danny Ovalle at the induction ceremony of Harriet Atwood Newell into the Haverhill Citizens Hall of Fame. Please see part one for Harriet Atwood Newell’s biography section and a video of the following words. Harriet Newell Induction June 9, 2018 “The Missionary Passion” In this brief talk,…

Harriet Atwood Newell (1793-1812) part 1

This past weekend we were pleased to induct Harriet Atwood Newell into the Haverhill Citizens Hall of Fame. Many thanks to Pastor Danny Ovalle and the First Church of Christ in Bradford for hosting the induction ceremony. You can view the video of Harriet’s biography here. Harriet Atwood was born in Haverhill October 10, 1793,…

Induction of Harriet Atwood Newell this Saturday! (June 9, 2018)

Please join us to honor Harriet Atwood Newell, one of the first two women to serve abroad as missionaries. * The induction ceremony starts at 2pm on Saturday, June 9th. This event is free and open to everyone. The “White Church” (First Church of Christ) on the Bradford Common, the birthplace of the Congregational Church’s…

Bailey Bartlett (1750-1830)

From his base in Haverhill as a merchant dealing in English goods, Bailey Bartlett moved in government circles to take part in some of the most important moments in the early life of this country. He was a friend of John and Samuel Adams and was with them in Philadelphia when the Declaration of Independence…

Joseph C. Goyette (1884-1969)

Joseph C. Goyette went to work in the shoe factories of Haverhill at age 14 and in 1941 he helped to organize the United Shoe Workers Union in the City, becoming manager-treasurer in 1942. He was later an organizer for the Union. In the 1950s, he became a Marshall Plan worker with the State Department….

Louis Alter (1902-1980)

Louis Alter’s musical career started at age 13, playing the piano in Haverhill theaters and took him to a place in the “Songwriters Hall of Fame,” among many other honors as a composer of popular music. His songs included, Manhattan Serenade, You Turned the Tables on Me, Rainbow on the River, and the music for…

William Francis Bartlett (1840-1876)

An outstanding military record in the Civil War led to William Bartlett becoming the youngest Major General in the Union Army, at the age of 25. He achieved that honor when he returned to duty after losing a leg to wounds in the siege of Yorktown. He entered the Army after graduating from Harvard College and…

Dudley Eaton Fitts (1903-1968)

Dudley Eaton Fitts graduated Haverhill High School in 1921, then went on to attend Harvard College. After Harvard he began a teaching and writing career that earned him distinction as a poet and translator. He taught at the Choate School and Phillips Andover Academy. Mr. Fitts’ first book of poetry was published in 1931. In…