The newspaper clippings on this page are from the Bancroft Library.
The WPI obituary for Howard Bracken was sent by Dr. Robert Smith.
Joseph Bancroft Sylvia Bancroft
Eben Draper Bancroft Lura Bancroft HOME
The Bracken house, Hopedale Street
The Bancroft tomb at Hopedale Village Cemetery. Buried there are:
Joseph Bubier Bancroft, November 10, 1821 - November 25, 1909.
His wife, Sylvia W. (Thwing) Bancroft, June 26, 1824 - April 20, 1898. (Sylvia
was the sister of Anna Draper and Hannah Draper. The Bancroft Memorial
Library, given to Hopedale by her husband, was named in her honor.
Charles Fred Bancroft, May 1861 - September 1868.
Charles Bancroft, March 21, 1849 - March 28, 1849.
Eben Draper Bancroft, August 27, 1847 - April 6, 1925.
His wife, Lelia (Coburn) Bancroft, September 14, 1846 - October 25, 1915.
Eben and Lelia's daughter:
Alice Coburn Bancroft, July 3, 1876 - July 30, 1942.
Triplets born March 12, 1851
Minerva Louise (Minnie) died March 12, 1851.
William (Willie) died March 18, 1851.
Walter died March 23, 1851.
Anna Minerva Bancroft, February 9, 1853 - April 30, 1942.
Thanks to Dr. Robert Smith for this clipping.
Sometime after the death of Howard
Bracken, Lilla married Rev. Frank Pratt.