Friday, November 19, 2010

World War in Lowell, MA

I became interested in the World War while researching my husband's family genealogy.  His grandfather returned from the war, a decorated hero who became very active in American Legion and veteran affairs for the state.  I also found that his maternal grandfather's cousin never returned from the war and is buried in France.  He has a square that is named for him in the Collinsville section of Dracut - Costello Square.

There are at least 46 squares in the greater Lowell area that have been named for men who died during the great war.  Some of these squares/playgrounds no longer exist or may have been moved.  More investigation is needed.,-71.29715&spn=0.178393,0.268478&z=12

My goal is that these heroes should not be forgotten.


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    Julie LevasseurFebruary 7, 2016 at 11:00 AM
    Hi, I was hoping you could contact me regarding this blog. My son is a Boy Scout and for his Eagle project he is proposing restoring Costello Square. He is looking for any infomation you might have on James F. Costello and family. Please email me at