People of Brookline


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Alice Amory, circa 1882
Alice Amory dated her tintype album February 18, 1882. This photo, the first in the album, is unsigned and it is likely she. Born 1865, Brookline. Her father was Robert Amory, a well-known physician who later quit medicine to spend ten years as president of the Brookline Gas and Electric Light Company. Her mother was Marianne Appleton Lawrence, daughter of Amos Adams Lawrence, a prominent Brookline resident. The family lived at 7 Colchester St. from approximately 1868 to 1884, the house still stands. Her mother died in 1881; her father remarried in 1884; and the family moved to 279 Beacon St., Boston. In 1892, Alice married Augustus Thorndike.