Our Family Art History
This page is dedicated to all of the diverse and wide ranging artfulness in our family which stretches way back to the 1800's when our great great grandfather on or mother's side, Arthur Beauvais Stockbridge was a cellist and founding member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra! I have done a little digging online and have found some images and info on both he and his son, our great grandfather, Carl Wales Stockbridge, who was also a cellist and played in the BSO until his untimely death in 1942.
Dad's great grandfather + great grandmother
John E Dunn + Leontine S. Eley (Dunn)
Authur Beauvais Stockbridge + ??
Our Great Grandfather
Carl Wales Stockbridge
Born in Massachusetts 1884-1942. He played cello in the BSO, and also with a chamber group The Aeolians George Madsen, flute, Minot Beale, violin, Carl Stockbridge, cello, Nellie Zimmer, harp. The Aeolians also recorded for Victor in the 1930s) Studied with his father, my great great grandfather, Arthur Stockbridge, cello of the Boston Symphony in its first two seasons 1881-1883, and also at the Lowell School.
- Read a lively article about The Aeolians in The New London Evening Day August 23, 1939
- Check out the Discography of American Historical Recordings to see some of the work he recorded with The Aeolians on Victor Records
- Katherine Hatch Graffam of Falmouth, Maine was a student of Carl's! "She studied cello with several nationally known cellists including Jean Bedetti, principal cellist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra; Jacobus Landendoen, noted Dutch cellist; and Carl Stockbridge of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She started her advanced cello studies at age 13, in the midst of The Great Depression. Her father was out of work and money was scarce. She came to the attention of Mr. Stockbridge who offered her lessons at greatly reduced cost. Thus began four years of weekly Saturday trips to Boston in her father's aging car."
Our Mother's Mother
John Edward Dunn, is the greenest thumb in the land! His art is the art of growth, rebirth, and sustenance.
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Leontine, or Lee, as she preferred to be called. She loved reading, sewing, walking, cycling, traveling, cooking and baking and most of all cats!
Lee was an avid reader of countless books over the course of her lifetime. Also an avid crafts woman, she spent most of her waking hours creating unique hand-crafted objects as gifts for friends and family or for donation to any number of her favorite causes, and volunteering for many years at the Stow Council on aging teaching crafts. She was what you might call a “cat lady” and always had a feline sidekick of the Siamese lineage to keep her company. Her home is filled with everything ‘cat’ from statuettes, to pillow cases, to paintings and drawings. She was a health nut, walking many miles every day, and cooking healthy meals for her family with fresh produce from our father's garden.
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Patricia Boucher, Patty, is a talented potter, illustrator, weaver...
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Suzen Raven, painstakingly creates intricate, one of a kind painted stones she collects along the Southern Maine Coast.
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Liz Dunn Searle, lives in Massachusetts and...
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