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Ellen Griggs Saxe and Children
Ellen Griggs Saxe was the daughter of a prominent town citizen, Deacon Thomas Griggs. Widowed and living in Troy, NY at the time of his death, in 1886, she moved back to Brookline into the family house at 519 Washington Street which she had inherited. Family members assembled here are, from left to right:
  • John Walter Saxe (standing), 1863-1929, non-identical twin of James Alfred Saxe. The twins both graduated from Harvard College in 1888 and Harvard Law in 1892, and went into business together in Boston as Saxe and Saxe.
  • William Arthur Saxe (seated): 1857-1917. He was struck and killed by an automobile in Baltimore where he was secretary/treasurer of a concrete company.
  • Mary Ellen Saxe (standing), 1865-1903. She never married and died of pneumonia at the age of 37.
  • Ellen Griggs Saxe (seated), 1824-1904
  • ames Alfred Saxe, 1863-1948, non-identical twin of John Walter Saxe. The twins both graduated from Harvard College in 1888 and Harvard Law in 1892, and went into business together in Boston as Saxe and Saxe.
  • Edward Thomas Saxe, 1860-1924, partially visible. Lived for years on Aspinwall Ave.


From the Saxe Family collection