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Biography of Chester Thomas

Chester Thomas. There are two factors which loom larger than any others in determining the life and characters of an individual. They are, first, the stock from which he springs and of which he is naturally an expression, and second, his surroundings. The observance or non-observance of the virtues by successive generations of ancestors largely forecasts and predetermines the character of those who come after them so far as inclination, mental and moral gravity, are concerned. Strength begets strength, weakness reproduces weakness, wisdom and folly advertise themselves in their offspring. Circumstance however, surroundings, environment, play an equally important part in the development of life. The savage becomes civilized when removed from his native surroundings and brought into contact with humanizing and refining institutions; almost the entire work of the schools, properly conducted, is predicated upon the theory that the twig may be bent or straightened as the case may require, that reason and judgment may be taught the impulsive and hasty; in other words that the defects of the native constitution may be healed. If this were not so society would become more and more the victim of the unfortunate. In this sketch we have to deal with a man whose attitude to things moral and just was determined by his ancestors; whose manner and method of carrying out his purposes was largely fixed by the custom of the times in which he lived and the habit common among men. There is no desire to represent him as a saint, certainly not as an unusual sinner, but as a man well born, whose greater heritage was a sincere love...

Biography of Henry A. Westbrook

Henry A. Westbrook is one of Riverside’s earlier settlers and ranks as one of her most successful businessmen and horticulturists. Mr. Westbrook dates his birth in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, June 20, 1848. His father, Benjamin Westbrook, was a native of New Jersey, who in his young manhood located in Pennsylvania and there married Miss Lucy L Nichols, a native of that State. He was a carpenter and builder by occupation. Mr. Westbrook was reared in his native village until eight years old, and then placed on a farm until the age of seventeen, during which time he obtained such an education as the winter terms of the public schools afforded. He then abandoned farming occupation, and returned to his father, and under his tutorship became skilled as a carpenter and builder. In 1869, he struck out for the West and located in Clinton, Iowa, working at his trade as a journeyman, and later went to Belle Plain, Iowa, and there established himself as a contractor and builder. In 1872 he went to Chicago, and was there actively engaged as a contractor and builder for two and a half years, during the rebuilding of that city. In 1875 his health failed him and he was compelled to suspend his operations. He then returned to Belle Plain, deciding to seek a home on the Pacific Coast. In 1876 he came to California and located in Riverside, and upon his arrival he established himself as a builder, and later also devoted his attention to horticultural pursuits. Success has crowned his efforts. He is a thorough mechanic, well schooled in his calling, and...

Saponi Tribe

Saponi Indians. One of the eastern Siouan tribes, formerly living in North Carolina and Virginia, but now extinct. The tribal name was occasionally applied to the whole group of Ft Christanna tribes, also occasionally included under Tutelo. That this tribe belonged to the Siouan stock has been placed beyond doubt by the investigations of Hale and Mooney. Their language appears to have been the same as the Tutelo to the extent that the people of the two tribes could readily understand each other. Mooney has shown that the few Saponi words recorded are Siouan. Lederer mentions a war in which the Saponi seem to have been engaged with the Virginia settlers as early as 1654-56, the time of the attack by the Cherokee, probably in alliance with them. The first positive notice is by Lederer (1670), who informs us that he stopped a few days at Sapon, a town of the Tutelo confederacy, situated on a tributary of the upper Roanoke. This village was apparently on Otter river, southwest of Lynchburg, Virginia. Pintahae is mentioned also as another of their villages near by. It is evident that the Saponi and Tutelo were living at that time in close and apparently confederated relation. In 1671 they were visited by Thomas Batts and others accompanied by two Indian guides. After traveling nearly due west from the mouth of the Appomattox about 140 miles, they came to Sapong, or Saponys, town. Having been harassed by the Iroquois in this locality, the Saponi and Tutelo at a later date removed to the junction of Staunton and Dan rivers, where they settled near the...

Bradford County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Records

Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Cemeteries hosted at Tri-Counties History and Genealogy Cemetery List Cemeteries hosted at Bradford County Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives Merrill Family Cemetery Waterman Family Cemetery Cemeteries Hosted at Bradford County Pennsylvania Political Graveyard Cemeteries Hosted at Pennsylvania Find a Grave Ackley Cemetery Alba Cemetery Albert Brainard Family Cemetery Albert Lent Farm Cemetery Allis Hollow Cemetery Athens Cemetery Babcock Hill Cemetery Baldwintown Cemetery Ballard Cemetery Ballibay Cemetery Baptist Hill Cemetery Barclay Cemetery Beaman Cemetery Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church Cemetery Beech Flats Cemetery Bella-Sylva Cemetery Bently Creek Cemetery Besley Cemetery Big Pond (Hill Side) Biles Cemetery Bosworth Cemetery Brace Cemetery Bradford County Farm Cemetery Bradford County Memorial Park Brick Church Cemetery Bump-Scrivens Hollow Cemetery Bumpville Cemetery Burman Cemetery Cadis Cemetery Campbell Family Cemetery Camptown Cemetery Card Cemetery Case Cemetery Centerville Cemetery Chase-Newbury Cemetery Cherry Lane Brethren Cemetery Coburn Family Burial Cemetery (Old) Coburn-Dewing Cemetery Cogswell Cemetery Cole Cemetery Cole Cemetery Columbia Valley Cemetery Corbin – King Cemetery Coryland Presbyterian Cemetery Covert Cemetery Crandal Cemetery Crandal Cemetery Cummings Cemetery Cummiskey Cemetery Darling Cemetery Dickinson-Shaylor Cemetery Diehl Family Graveyard Dodge (Old) Cemetery Doty Hill Cemetery Durell Cemetery East Canton Cemetery East Herrick Cemetery East Smithfield Cemetery East Troy Cemetery Elwell Cemetery Epiphany Cemetery Evergreen Cemetery Ford Family Cemetery Frame Cemetery Franklin Center Christian Cemetery Franklin-Flower Cemetery Franklindale Cemetery Frenchtown Cemetery Friends Cove United Church of Christ Cemetery Fries Cemetery Ghent Cemetery Gillett Cemetery Gillette Family Cemetery Gladding Cemetery Glenwood Cemetery Gore Cemetery Granite-Pierson Cemetery Granville Center Cemetery Grover...
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