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 ... 110 cattle and 20 horses, now the Incarnation Parish

mail from Tom Kiley

Fri, 20 Aug 2004 14:20:24 -0400
From: "Kiley"   
To: melrose@media.mit.edu
Subject: From a former resident

My name is Thomas Kiley. I was born in Melrose in 1935 and resided there until 1968. I am currently a resident of Bethel Park, Pa.

I was born on what is now the Incarnation Parish previously called Kiley Farm. I lived on the farm at 14 Kiley Ave. There were seven families of Kiley's living and working on this farm. The original owner of the farm was Robert Kiley who died in 1934. He had five sons: Robert Jr, John, James, William and Michael who continued in their fathers footsteps.

Upon their deaths the farm was sold to the Archdioses of Boston. It had approximately 110 cattle and  20 horses. On the opposite side of Upham St. there also were many acres of farm land which was used to grow corn and other vegtables. It was the largest farm in the area and provided milk for many homes.

Should you want anymore detailed info I can be reached at

September 3, 2004

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