Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1709 Thomas Groom

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1709


Thomas Groom had an estate on Humphreys Street near Upham’s Corner.

The following description of Thomas Groom appears in the book The Rich Men of Massachusetts: Containing a Statement of the Reputed Wealth of about Fifteen Hundred Persons, with Brief Sketches of More than One Thousand Characters.  By A. Forbes and J.W. Greene.  Boston: Published by W.V. Spencer, 1851.

Thomas Groom

Worth: $75,000

An Englishman by birth, though no one acquainted with his business shrewdness would ever mistrust that he was not a genuine Yankee. Has made his money in the stationery trade.  A man highly respected for his honorable and fair dealing.  He never shrinks from doing his part in bearing the burdens of community.

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