For more than 375 years, the town of Scituate has shared the talents of its residents in a host of ways. Individuals who called Scituate home have gained acclaim in public service, the arts, and athletics. The Bates, Stewart, and Monteiro families, among others, demonstrate how the Irish, Cape Verdean, and Yankees came to share this small coastal town. Doctors like Ruth Bailey and Max Miles offered contributions to a rich quality of life that endures to the present day. The work of writers like Jacques Futrelle, Claire Cook, and Nick Flynn spans genres and generations. Businessmen like Jack Conway, Paul Young, and Alan Wheeler set standards for service and showed a dedication to their neighbors that went beyond dollars and cents. Scituate has also been home to extremely unique characters like Percy Mann and Bill Sextonone struggled to fit into a modernizing world and the other found the humor in it. Legendary Locals of Scituate shares a small sample of this talent.
About the Author
Mat Brown, a noted cartoonist and former teacher, is a lifelong Scituate resident and member of the Scituate Historical Society. Bob Gallagher is a trustee for the Scituate Historical Society and the resident caretaker of the Scituate Lighthouse. Carol Miles is the archivist for the Scituate Historical Society.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Cream of the Crop 9
Chapter 2 Taking Charge and Giving Back 23
Chapter 3 Teachers and Preachers 37
Chapter 4 The Clans of Scituate 49
Chapter 5 Fixtures in the Business Community 59
Chapter 6 Talents in the Arts and Media 69
Chapter 7 Competitors in Athletics 87
Chapter 8 Notable Women 99
Chapter 9 The Unforgettable 111