Holyoke Mutual Insurance Company

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  • Holyoke Mutual Insurance Company operated in downtown Salem from 1843-1993, when it was absorbed by MiddleOak.
  • The company was named after the well-respected Dr. Edward A. Holyoke, a practicing physician in Salem and the surrounding area for 75 years.
  • The first President was J. S. Williams and the first Secretary was John T. Burnham.
  • The Holyoke was the major insurance company in Salem during the Salem Fire of 1914.
  • The Holyoke Insurance Company building on Norman Street was built in 1936.
  • After many successful years in the insurance business, Holyoke has a new parent company. At present day, MiddleOak provides insurance through Middlesex Mutual Assurance Co., formed in 1836, and Holyoke Mutual founded in 1843.

See Also

  • Vertical File in Salem Collection - Holyoke Mutual
  • "Holyoke in Salem Weathers 150 years" Salem Evening News, May 26, 1993, p. 9
  • "How Holyoke Square got its name" Salem News, Aug. 1, 2012, p.4