From time immemorial the citizens of Stoneham have shown a desire to know and possess something concerning the history of the town in which they live, and biographies and reminiscences of its pioneers and prominent men, both living and dead, and to supply the growing needs of the day, the publishers present this somewhat brief but comprehensive volume. For the history of the town we are deeply indebted to our fellow-townsman and his torian, William B. Stevens, Esq., and in presenting it to the public we feel assured of its authenticity. The biographies and reminiscences of our pion eers and prominent men, here contained, have been prepared with great care, and no expense has been spared to give our patrons a genuine statement of what Stoneham was and what she is today. To increase the usefulness and attractiveness of the work, many portraits and views have been introduced. This volume is commended to the favorable regard of the public.