100 Years Ago This Week ~ Bedford News in the Concord Enterprise ~ November 13, 1918

Selected and transcribed by Dennis Ahern

Editor’s Note: The fourteenth in our Friday series examining the news about Bedford that was published in the Concord Enterprise 100 years ago this week; to contact the author, please email [email protected]


Don’t forget for patriotic reasons Do your Christmas shopping early.

On receiving news of the report of the Kaiser’s abdication Saturday evening the younger generation of the town promptly proceeded to celebrate.

Don’t forget to add your bit to the United War Work campaign which is now going on. Help to put Bedford “over the top” in this campaign as well as those of the past.

Several young men from this town were called out by the draft board of Division 29 headquarters at Woburn and were to have left for military service this week. Among those called from this town are Louis E. Kelly, Gerald  Munroe, Edward Manning and Herman Proctor.

The postponed “Market Party” by Court Lexington, No. 171, Daughters of Isabella, in aid of the national Knights of Columbus War Fund, originally planned for October 4 will be held in K. of C. hall on the evening of Nov. 15.

The Rev. Father Kelleher, from the Sacred Heart Church, Groton, has taken up his new duties as pastor of St. Bridget’s church, Lexington, and of St. Michael’s at Bedford.


The many friends of Dr. Edward Everett Hamblen were indeed much grieved to hear of his death on Saturday, Nov.  9th. For several years he has been a resident doctor of the town and was well liked and respected among his many patients and friends. Dr. Hamblen was 53 years of age. The funeral services were held from his late residence, Main st., on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. Burial was in Shawsheen cemetery. He is survived by a wife and one daughter.

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