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”

Andrew Jackson Sandsbury

Andrew was born to a Swedish father and a Nantucket mother. He was named after President Andrew Jackson who was a hero to his parents, James and Anna for his victory over the British in the Battle of New Orleans that contributed to the end of the War of 1812 and the British Blockade ofContinue reading “Andrew Jackson Sandsbury”

Do You Know About The Coffins?

Ebenezer Coffin, a descendent of Tristram Coffin was born in Boston although his father was also born in Boston, he died in Nantucket which shows his continued close ties to the island. Ebenezer moved to St Helena Island in South Carolina, married Mary Mathews and in the 1790s he established what was later called CoffinContinue reading “Do You Know About The Coffins?”

Who Was J.W. “Jack” Brady? Part 1

To the Brady family, Jack Brady seemed an illusive interloper who swooped in and then out of their lives only leaving his name.  Not much was known about him by the family except he was a barber who married Miriam Sandsbury, the only child of Captain Andrew Sandsbury. Then after three children together he disappeared,Continue reading “Who Was J.W. “Jack” Brady? Part 1″

The Nantucket House

It was called the Nantucket house by the family in recent years but it was Hazel and Andrew’s house. Andrew or “Cussie” to his friends, built the home in 1951 on land given to them in 1941 as a wedding present by her parents, Oliver and Helen Fisher. It had taken them 10 years toContinue reading “The Nantucket House”