Born: Au­gust 2, 1822, Cam­bridge, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Died: June 14, 1903, Co­has­set, Mas­sa­chu­setts, of a stroke.

Buried: Mount Au­burn Ce­me­te­ry, Cam­bridge, Mas­sa­chu­setts.


Francis was the son of Na­than­iel Walk­er Ap­ple­ton and Ma­ry Cof­fin Green, and hus­band of Har­ri­ett White Hodg­es.

He gra­du­at­ed from Har­vard Di­vi­ni­ty School, Cam­bridge, Mas­sa­chu­setts, in 1845.

He was then set­tled ov­er the Uni­ta­ri­an So­ci­ety in South Dan­vers (now Pea­bo­dy), Mas­sa­chu­setts.

In 1853, he left South Dan­vers and went to Low­ell, Mas­sa­chu­setts, to man­age the Low­ell Bleach­ery & Dye Works, with which he was con­nect­ed un­til 1885.

In 1881, he built a house in Dor­ches­ter (Bos­ton), where he lived dur­ing the win­ter, and an­oth­er in Co­has­set, Mas­sa­chu­setts, his sum­mer re­si­dence.



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If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ap­ple­ton (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),