Rhode Island


Biographical Sketch of Frank Perkins Whitman

Whitman, Frank Perkins; physicist; born, Troy, N. Y., July 29, 1853; son of William Warren and Caroline Keith (Perkins) Whitman; A. B., Brown University, 1874, A. M. 1877 (hon. Sc. D., 1900); studied Johns Hopkins; married Charlotte Webster Wheeler, of Providence, R. I., May 26, 1881; instructor in English and Classical Schools, Providence, 1874-1878; prof.



Biographical Sketch of Edwin L. Thurston

Thurston, Edwin L.; patent lawyer; born, Pawtucket, R. I., Oct. 3, 1857; son of Thomas E. and Anne W. Falconer Thurston; educated, Brown University, class of 1881, B. P. H.; began the practice of his profession in, Chicago; came to Cleveland, October, 1887; has been a member successively of the following firms, Watson & Thurston,



Biographical Sketch of Edgar E. Strong

Strong, Edgar E.; merchant; born, Connecticut, 1841; son of William C. and Lucy M. Nicholas Strong; educated, Seminary at East Greenwich, R. I.; left school to enter the army in 1862; married, Cleveland, January, 1869, Mary Ella Clarke; issue, four children, two living; entered the army in 1862, as a private in the 16th Regiment,



Biographical Sketch of Robert Ellsworth Lewis

Lewis, Robert Ellsworth; gen. sec’y Y. M. C. A.; born, Berkshire, Vermont, Sept. 28, 1869; son of C. P. V. and Ellen E. Haynes Lewis; University of Vermont, class of 1892, degrees Ph. D., M. A., L. H. D.; married, Brookline, Massachusetts, Aug. 24, 1893, Grace Mason Brackett (Wellesley, 1890); issue, five sons, three daughters;



Biography of John Wilbur Lapham

John Wilbur Lapham. The life record of John W. Lapham, postmaster, attorney and ex-mayor of Chanute, Kansas, stands in contradistinction to the old adage that a prophet is never without honor save in his own country, for Mr. Lapham is a native son of the county and city in which he has directed the efforts



Biography of H. V. Foster

No history of Oklahoma especially having to do with the development of the great oil industry in the state would be complete without extended reference to the Foster family. Their activities have been a most potent element in connection with the development of the natural resources of the southwest and I L and H. V.



Ambrose Todd of Kansas

Ambrose Todd7, (Chauncey6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 12, 1825, died Dec. 4, 1880, married July 4, 1850, Mary Booth, who died Dec. 16, 1896. She was English, coming from a village near Leeds, distant but a few miles from Pontefract, Yorkshire, the home of William Todd, our first known ancestor. He went



Albert Todd of Woonsocket RI

Albert Todd7, (Chauncey6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Aug. 25, 1816, died May 20, 1854, married July 30, 1839, Abigail Maria Andrews, who was born May 23, 1818, died May 14, 1871. In early life he went to Woonsocket, R. I., his mothers brother, Edward Hotchkiss, living near that town. There he pursued his



Javan Nelson Todd of Providence RI

Javan Nelson Todd8, (Albert7, Chauncey6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Jan. 7, 1841, died Aug. 31, 1900, married Oct. 17, 1864, Helen Sutton Osborn, who was born Oct. 17, 1841, died Aug. 12, 1892. Mr. Todd lived his adult years mainly in Providence, R. I., residing only for a time in the later years



David Chauncey Todd of Rhode Island

David Chauncey Todd8, (Albert7, Chauncey6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 6, 1842, married April 10, 1871, Amy Josephine Whitford, who was born Aug. 19, 1851. Mr. Todd has lived all his life on the home farm near Woonsocket, R. I., and in 1906, he was still living in the house in which he



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