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2. Dr. Edward HARTSHORN was born on 28 Jun 1817 in Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He resided Monroe Street in 1880 in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts. He died after 1880 in probably in Berlin, Worcester, Massachusetts. He was a pharmacist and drug manufacturer. Many of his advertising cards currently exist. These, and the bottles he dispensed his medicine have become collectors items.
Edward Hartshorn "read medicine" after the custom of the times, with Dr. Rendall Davis of Reading, Mass. and Dr. M. Spaulding of South Reading. He attended lectures at the Dartmouth Medical Department, but graduated after a full course at the Harvard Medical School in 1840, locating his practice in Berlin, Mass., the same year. In 1841, May 13, he married Lucy Elizabeth Howe, daughter of Solomon and Sarah Howe of Berlin. Their only children have been Edward Howe and William Henry, the former dying ten years ago . After several years of successful practice his health demanded a change, and he commenced the manufacture of medicines and cooking extracts, which are now in general use, in about sixty different varieties. He took his sons into co-partnership as they reached their majority. He removed his business to Boston about thirty years ago, taking up his home at 87 Munroe Street, in Somerville, where he has since resided with his surviving son and family.
The relinquishing of his business to his sons was necessitated by his active involvement with the United Order of the Golden Cross. He became the Grand Commander of the State and, in 1880, established the Golden Cross Journal. He was superintendent of the Sunday School in Berlin and helped form the Prospect Hill Congregational Church Sunday School. He was one of the first deacons at that church and continued that position in the Day Street Congregational Church.
Dr. Hartshorn's Cough Balsam was touted since 1850. Here is what the proprietors at the time posted on cards: "Admitted Facts:. The cheapest, most prompt and wonderful remedy known for Lung and Throat Disease, is Dr. Hartshorn's Cough Balsam. No other remedy removes the cause and breaks up the disease as well. It does it quickly, safely, and pleasantly, and is so warranted. It does it when all other remedies fail. Proof is in every trial. Children love it and call for it. If not satisfied, return the empty bottle, and get your money. Sold where you get this card."
They claimed cures for : "La Grippe, Influenza, Bronchitis, Congestion, Pneumonia and every Lung Inflammation."
This company did sell other remedies and items: "Family Medicines" and "Flavored Extracts."