Mr. Henry Morrill Ordway died at the age of eighty-two years, at his home on Nesmith Street, on Thursday, February 7, 1907. Mr. Ordway was born in Concord, New Hampshire on the 8th of April, 1825. He was of English ancestry and a descendant of Mr. James Ordway, the first of the Ordway family to come to this country, somewhere between 1625 and 1641. The great grandfather of the subject of this sketch, Mr. Jeremiah Ordway of Amesbury, Massachusetts, was a physician by profession. He formed and equipped a company for the battle of Bunker Hill, and the grandfather of Mr. Henry M. Ordway on the mother's side, Mr. Jacob B. Currier, also was a loyal fighter in that battle, which facts go to show that our deceased associate came of American Revolutionary stock.
Mr. Ordway was long known in Lowell as a prominent jeweller.
He was always active in church affairs, and he will long be remembered as an enterprising citizen, an upright man and a reliable friend.
Source: Contributions of the Lowell Historical Society - Lowell Historical Society - 1907