|Berry Dodge and Marquand Building A copy of the negative from PEM Library The Ocean Bank opened for business in the East Row on April 15, 1833. The first meeting of subscribers was held at the Merrimack Hotel on October 8, 1832 and the bank charter was signed on March 20, 1833. The bank subsequently purchased the three-story building which had previously been occupied by Perkins' hardware store. The bank continued to occupy 19 Market Square for many years and was succeeded in the space c.1900 by Berry, Dodge and Marquand, spice grinders and coffee roasters, who constructed an additional full story on the building (later removed). Source: Lisa Mausolf Organization Newburyport Historical Commission|
The company was owned by Leroy Berry, Herbert E Dodge, and George Marquand. I am posting what I have found in my search so far, but love to hear from you if you have any information or photographs--Still looking into Herbert Dodge too. Thanks!
|Leroy Berry (1874-1939) son of Ivory Berry (1846-1928) and Aroline Stone (1841-1918) married Alice Josephine Marquand (1876-1950) He and Alice were quite musical see below. He was a Mason and a member of the Dalton Club|
|Hebert E Dodge|
According to John J Currier History of Newburyport
Lemuel Marquand was a partner in the firm of Young and Marquand which built a number of vessels at East Boston and Quincy. During the civil war his firm built three gun-boats for the government. The firm took contracts for vessels in various ports and did a thriving business. Mr. Marquand became one of the best ship-builders in New England. He was a skillful craftsman himself and possessed business ability of a high order. About 1845, he built the marine railway on the Rings Island side of the Merrimac river, and operated it for a period of twenty-six years very successfully, selling out to good advantage when he wished to retire.
In 1873, the railway was sold to Joseph L. Piper of Boston and Lemuel Marquand of Newburyport. In 1876, Mr. Piper conveyed his interest in the property to Mr. Marquand, who continued to build and repair vessels there until 1903. It is now a receiving and distributing station of the Standard Oil Company of New York.
In 1892 he built The Merrimack, a stern-wheeled steamboat, about two hundred tons register, built at Ring's Island, Salisbury, for the Merrimack Valley Steamboat Company, is still in active service during the summer months, making two trips daily from Haverhill to Newburyport and Black Rocks. In 1889, the Pauline, built by Lemuel Marquand at Ring's island, in Salisbury, was engaged in the same service.
The Josie M., a small steamer, built and owned by Charles H. Sargent and Lemuel Marquand, made excursions down the harbor in the summer of 1888, and frequently extended her trips to Ipswich and Cape Ann when the weather was favorable. She was sold in 1891, and her name changed to Edgewater. 1895 schooner Helen A Locke for T L Mayo and Co of Boston.
|Members of the retail grocer organization Leroy Berry and Alice J Marquand Berry with Herbert Clark Hoover Boston Globe October 17 1930|
|Historic New England has a canister made by Berry Dodge Company Accession Number: 1986.659 Amelia W Little|
|Fire report in The Standard Volume 57 1906|
|Newburyport Daily News Newburyport, Massachusetts Saturday, September 16th, 1944|
|Marriage of Leroy Berry and Alice Marquand Boston Globe Wed September 25 1895|
|George W Marquand 1911 Boston Globe|
|Obit Leroy Berry Newburyport Daily News January 24 1939|
|Obit Newburyport, Massachusetts on Saturday, February 12th, 1921|
|Grave of Ivory Berry and Aroline Stone with daughter Florence Buxton Maine Find a Grave|
- Some Account of Steam Navigation in New England Francis Boardman Crowninshield Bradlee
- History of Newburyport, Mass: 1764-1905, Volume 2 John James Currier
- Essex Institute Historical Collections 1919
- Shipping Notes Henry Marquand
- Biographical Review: This Volume Contains Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens of Oxford and Franklin Counties, Maine Biographical review publishing Company, 1897
- Maritime History of the Merrimac: Shipbuilding Robert K Cheney 1964
- Coffee and Tea Industries April 1912
- Methodist Register of Baptisms, Murray Harbour, King's County, P.E.I. Transcribed by Kathie Sencabaugh
- American Biography: A New Cyclopedia, Volume 5 edited by William Richard Cutter