The newspaper clippings on this page are from the Bancroft Library.

The WPI obituary for Howard Bracken was sent by Dr. Robert Smith.

Joseph Bancroft                      Sylvia Bancroft

Eben Draper Bancroft                 Lura Bancroft                       HOME  

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The Bracken house, Hopedale Street

    The Bancroft tomb at Hopedale Village Cemetery.  Buried there are:

    Joseph Bubier Bancroft, November 10, 1821 - November 25, 1909.
    His wife, Sylvia W. (Thwing) Bancroft, June 26, 1824 - April 20, 1898. (Sylvia
    was the sister of Anna Draper and Hannah Draper. The Bancroft Memorial
    Library, given to Hopedale by her husband, was named in her honor.

    Their sons:
    Charles Fred Bancroft, May 1861 - September 1868.
    Charles Bancroft, March 21, 1849 - March 28, 1849.
    Eben Draper Bancroft, August 27, 1847 - April 6, 1925.
    His wife, Lelia (Coburn) Bancroft, September 14, 1846 - October 25, 1915.
    Eben and Lelia's daughter:
    Alice Coburn Bancroft, July 3, 1876 - July 30, 1942.

    Triplets born March 12, 1851
    Minerva Louise (Minnie) died March 12, 1851.
    William (Willie) died March 18, 1851.
    Walter died March 23, 1851.

    Their daughter:
    Anna Minerva Bancroft, February 9, 1853 - April 30, 1942.
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Thanks to Dr. Robert Smith for this clipping.