Rhode Island


Biography of John G. Haskell

John G. Haskell, who made a reputation both as a soldier and an architect, was born in Chittenden County, Vermont, February 5, 1832, and was educated at Wesleyan Academy, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, and Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. In 1855 he entered an architect’s office in Boston, and two years later settled at Lawrence, Kansas. During



Will of Nicholas Davis – 1673

“Whereas NICHOLAS DAVIS, late of Rhode Island, merchant, dyed intestate, leaving an estate upon the which Sarah his relict hath refused to administer or to intermeddle therein.” Mr. Jeronymus Ebbing of this city, merchant, Dr. Henry Taylor of this city and Mr. John Bound of Flushing, creditors, are appointed administrators, February 20, 1672/3. Thomas Gibbs



Slave Narrative of Margaret E. Dickens

Interviewer: T. Pat Matthews Person Interviewed: Margaret E. Dickens Location: Raleigh, North Carolina (1115 E. Lenoir St.) Date of Birth: June 5th, 1861 My name is Margaret E. Dickens and I was born on the 5th of June 1861. My mother wuz free born; her name wuz Mary Ann Hews, but my mother wuz colored.



Fort Adams and Newport’s Defensive Ruins

Here is an odd little cluster of islands on the eastern side of the entrance to Narragansett Bay. The most important of these is Aquidneck and on the southern extremity of Aquidneck Isle is situated Newport. At the southern extremity of Newport is Brenton’s Point and on Brenton’s Point is Fort Adams. This is the



Biography of George Paul Burleigh

George Paul Burleigh is an attorney at law of St. Louis who is engaged in the general practice of law, specializing in trademark practice, to which he has given his attention for twenty-two years. He has the distinction of having served as the youngest member of the Missouri legislature in 1899 and has long been



Biographical Sketch of Aldrich, James Mott

Aldrich, James Mott, son of Arnold and Dollee Lang Aldrich, was born in Smithfield, Providence County, R. I., October 30, 1817. He attended the common schools and the academy at Union Village. He studied medicine in the office of Dr. J. A. Brown, Providence, R. I., Harvard medical school, and in the Botanic Medical College,



Biographical Sketch of Ames, Oliver

Ames, Oliver, son of Oakes and Eveline (Gilmore) Ames, was born in Easton, Bristol County, February 4, 1831. He passed the usual public school course of his native town, and prepared for college in the academies at No. Attleborough and Leicester. His college course—a special one – was taken at Brown University, Providence, R. I.



Rhode Island WW2 NMCG Casualty List – L Surnames

LAPLANTE, Maurice Joseph, Pfc. USMCR. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Laplante, 14 Makin St., Pawtucket. LASELL, Archie W., Jr., Pvt., USMCR. Mother, Mrs. Ruby Lasell, 231 Summit Ave., Providence. LATHAM, Howard Carlton, Leiutenant (jg), USNR. Wife, Mrs. Dorothy Latham, Esmond St., Esmond. LATHAM, Walter, Gunner’s Mate 3c, USNR. Wife, Mrs. Eleanor Latham, 18 John St.,



Rhode Island WW2 NMCG Casualty List – W Surnames

WALDRON, Joseph Patrick, Boatswain’s Mate 2c, USNR. Mother, Mrs. Annie Waldron, 82 Gooding St., Pawtucket. WALLACE, Raymond Robert, Seaman 2c, USNR. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wallace, 44 Whitman St., Pawtucket. WATKINS, James Harold, Steward’s Mate 2c, USNR. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. russell Watkins, 40 Ninigret Ave., Providence. WATTS, Henry Harry, Jr., Seaman 2c, USNR.



Rhode Island WW2 NMCG Casualty List – B Surnames

BABEL, Paul Edward, Lieutenant (jg), USNR. Father, Mr. Paul Babel, 21 Ballston Ave., Pawtucket. BAKER, Earl Kendall, Seaman 1c, USNR. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Luther Baker 107 Wilson St., Providence. BALDWIN, Charles Henry, Jr., Motor Machinist’s Mate 2c, USNR. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henry Baldwin, Sr., 123 Alice Ave., Woonsocket. BATCHELDER, Clayton Everett,



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