Houghton Gibbs, Nantucket Chief of Police

Houghton Gibbs, Chief of Police of Nantucket, died at his home on Orange street early last Sunday morning, after a comparatively brief illness. His passing removes a personality long familiar to both islanders and summer visitors, a man highly esteemed by all, who had clung to his job when his health and strength warned him to retireContinue reading “Houghton Gibbs, Nantucket Chief of Police”

Fifty-Five Years of Headwork

August 29, 1937 LOS ANGELES TIMES SUNDAY MAGAZINE Page Seven President Cleveland wanted an “invisible” haircut. Charles Schwab liked witch-hazel. But let Jack Brady tell you about the idiosyncrasies of famous men. He’s shaved and trimmed them for 55 years. BACK in the days when haircuts were 20 cents, shaves were 10 cents and beardsContinue reading “Fifty-Five Years of Headwork”

The Quaker of the Olden Time

THE QUAKER of the olden time!    How calm and firm and true,    Unspotted by its wrong and crime,      He walked the dark earth through.    The lust of power, the love of gain,        The thousand lures of sin    Around him, had no power to stain      The purity within.    With that deep insight which detects      AllContinue reading “The Quaker of the Olden Time”

NHA Oral History Program-Interview with Marriott Fisher King 1988

Story of Marriot and Hazel at 24-27 minute mark of interview. Washington Fisher and the Madaket Farm mentioned in beginning of interview. Stephen Gibbs drove a Quaker hearse and his wife ran the Quaker Boarding House on Main St. They are presumed Quakers who always spoke in “thee and thou” -mentioned at the 17 minuteContinue reading “NHA Oral History Program-Interview with Marriott Fisher King 1988”

Artell B. Crowley Jr

Artell B. Crowley, Jr enlisted in the Coast Guard September 30, 1936 serving 30 years before retiring in 1966. He served the Coast Guard in many capacities before coming to Nantucket including the South Pacific during WWII. During his time in command of Brant Point Coast Guard station, there was much activity around Nantucket involvingContinue reading “Artell B. Crowley Jr”

Oliver Cromwell Fisher

https://m.facebook.com/story/graphql_permalink/?graphql_id=UzpfSTE0ODYxNjMyNTE5NDAyMjoxNjc4MzcwMDg4ODg1Mjk3 Oliver C. Fisher 1876 – 1956 The flag on the Pacific Club was half mast last weekend commemorating the passing of one of the Club’s oldest members: Oliver C. Fisher. Surfman for over thirty years, “OIlie” saw life-saving change from organized volunteers to equipped Life Saving Stations and, finally, to the U. S. CoastContinue reading “Oliver Cromwell Fisher”