About Elisha Ticknor
Elisha Ticknor was principal of the Franklin public school and a founder of the Massachusetts Mutual Fire Insurance Company, of the system of free primary schools in Boston, and of the first New England savings bank, Provident Institution for Savings.
Elisha was an 1783 M.A. grad. of Dartmouth;
originator of the public schools in Boston, MA; principal of Franklin Public School;
founder of first savings bank there;
established Mass. Mutual Fire Ins. Co.;
importer of Merino sheep (had flock near Hanover, NH); deacon of the Old South Church; author of "English Exercises";
Elisha and Betsey had 1 child.