William H. Ware (1823 – )

“William H. Ware (1850), druggist, of Boston, son of Daniel L. (1811) and Elizabeth (Dow) Ware, was born in Boston, Sept 6. 1823.  He married, April 17, 1849, Mary S. Potter, of Eastport, Me.  His brother, Daniel L Ware, joined the Artillery Company in 1854.  William H. Ware (1850) spent his boyhood in Boston; attended the Mayhew and Wells school, and later a private school in Harvard Place.  At the age of sisteen he entered the employ of Brown, Stevens & Cushing to learn the drug business.  He remained two years, and in 1846 opened a drug store on Cambridge Street, Boston.  In 1848 he removed with his business to North Cambridge, and in 1852 to Gloucester, where he remained fifteen years.  Having suffered much loss by a great fire in that town, he returned in 1864 to Boston, and was employed by the Boston Directory Company.  He  retired from the business about 1870.

Mr. Ware (1850) was a member of the Massachusetts Guards, Cambridge, Capt. Royal Douglass (1841), commander, of the Mechanic Rifles, under captains Dennis (1822) and Champney (1832).  He was brevetted lieutenant under the latter.  He was a member of the Fire Department of Boston for several years; is a member of the Masonic Fraternity, and was for many years a valuable aid to quartermaster on all occassioned when the Artillery Company paraded.”

Source:  History of the Military Co. of Massachusetts, Vol. 3, by Oliver Ayer Roberts, Alfred Mudge and Sons Printers, Boston, 1898, page 215


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