HONORING THE DEPARTED SINCE 1841
Phone: 978-454-5191   Fax: 978- 454 7987
77 Knapp Ave, Lowell Masschusetts 01852

Rev. Horatio Wood

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hdr_deco1 Rev. Horatio Wood (1835-1901)

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Rev. Horatio Wood was the first minister of the Ministry-at-Large in Lowell. A free chapel organized in 1842 welcomed those who could not afford to rent a pew or to contribute to the collection plate – the practice at all other churches of the time. The ministry’s purpose was to do “religious, educational and charitable work among the workers of Lowell.” The church was supported by textile corporations and other churches. Wood no only provided religious instruction, but also organized and ran an evening school, developed a library, and supervised the distribution of relief money to the “worthy poor.” During the Civil War, when many mills closed, he and his wife were very active in collecting clothes and food for the impoverished.

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CONTACT

77 Knapp Avenue
Lowell, MA 01852
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Phone: 978-454-5191
Fax: 978-454-7987
E Mail address:
staff@lowellcemetery.com
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