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A few year earlier in 1844, Adrastus Lew, Zimri's son, married Elizabeth Freeman
of Derry, New Hampshire. They purchased and cleared a piece of woodland
off Riverside Street in the Pawtucketville section of Dracut (now Lowell) and built a house which still stands on Mount Hope
Street. In 1912, at the age of 91, Elizabeth Freeman Lew recounted in an
interview with the Lowell Sun:
Adrastus and Elizabeth had five sons and one daughter. James, moved to Cambridge, formed a popular dance band, and served as the music advisor to the Cambridge School Committee. William and Fred opened a successful dry-cleaning and dyeing business in Lowell.
In 1874, William married Isabell Delaney of Virginia
and raised four children - Harry, Theresa, Marion, and Girard. After
graduating from Pawtucket Junior High School, Harry Lew entered the family
dry-cleaning business. He was recruited by the Pawtucketville
Athletic Club of the New England Professional Basketball League and was the
first to integrate professional basketball in 1902. Theresa Lew graduated from Lowell High School and
It is through understanding such events and experiences of the past that we, as individuals, as a community, and as a society that we can appreciate and respect one another, now and in the future.
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