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Malden(môl`dən), city (1990 pop. 53,884), Middlesex co., E Mass., a suburb of Boston, in the Mystic valley; settled 1640, inc. 1882. Among its varied manufactures are electronic parts, metal cans, paint, clothing, and rubber footwear. A number of old historic churches are there. Michael WigglesworthWigglesworth, Michael,
1631–1705, American clergyman and poet, b. England, grad. Harvard, 1651. His family emigrated to New England in 1638. A devoted minister at Malden, Mass., he also practiced medicine and wrote didactic poetry.
..... Click the link for more information. was minister in Malden for many years, and Adoniram JudsonJudson, Adoniram
, 1788–1850, American Baptist missionary, b. Malden, Mass. At Andover Theological Seminary, he became the leader of a missionary movement out of which grew the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.
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