“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Cambridge in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)

James Walter Mullally Crossing

James Walter Mullally Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sarah Corvene, November 10, 2016
1. James Walter Mullally Crossing Marker
Inscription. On the evening of October 11, 1920, James Walter Mullally, a crossing tender on the Boston & Maine Railroad at the North Cambridge station, which was located nearby, lost his life in a vain attempt to rescue the aged Mrs. Emma Osgood from an oncoming train. A fund of over $10,000 was raised by public subscription for the support of his widow, Mrs. Annie Mullally, and to ensure the education of their five children. Mr. Mullally was posthumously awarded the Carnegie Medal for Heroism.
Erected 1989 by Cambridge Historical Commission.
Location. 42° 23.86′ N, 71° 7.858′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Cedar Street and Massachusetts Avenue. Touch for map. Marker located in a park. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge MA 02140, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Revolutionary War Skirmish (approx. 0.8 miles away); Powder House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Oldest House in Cambridge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Stearns Estate (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mystic Congregational Church Bell (approx. 1.4 miles away); Royall House (approx. 1˝ miles away); Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow House (approx. 1˝ miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
Additional keywords. Heroism
Categories. Heroes
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2016, by Sarah Corvene of Medford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 7 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 15, 2016, by Sarah Corvene of Medford, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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