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David Todd of Peekskill NY

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David Todd8, (Alfred7, David6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born June 16, 1843, at the old homestead in Peekskill, N. Y., died May 31, 1896, married Dec. 15, 1871, Ellen Purdy, of Cortland, (near Peekskill,) N. Y.

Mr. Todd was a farmer nearly all his active life living at the old homestead, except for a time when he engaged in a trucking business in New York City. In polities he was a Democrat. He was at one time a school trustee. He attended the public schools of his native town, until he entered the Peekskill Military Academy for a course. His farm was one that is now (1915) owned by his two sons, and has been owned by the family for about 125 years. It contains about two hundred acres, and in recent years it has been marred and damaged by the passage of the Catskill Aqueduct which passes diagonally across it. In some places it is 20 or 30 feet above the level of the surface, and in others it passes through a cut 40 or 50 feet deep.

Children:

2218. Alpheus, b. Oct. 20, 1874, at the old homestead where he still lives, (1915) and operates the farm in company with his brother. He attended the public schools and later for a time attended Viewland Academy which was a school for boys near Peekskill, N. Y.
2219. Wilke, b. Jan. 19, 1877; graduated from the Drumm Hill High School at Peekskill, N. Y. Later he was taking a course in civil engineering when his father died leaving he and his brother the farm on which they have since been associated under the name of A. and W. Todd.
2220. Elsie, b. March 10, 1887; graduated from the Oakdale High School in 1906 and from the Institute of Musical Art in New York City, in 1911. Later she continued to pursue the study of music taking piano instruction under the guidance of some of the best known teachers in New York City.


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