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Biographical Sketch of Adams, Marshall

Adams, Marshall, son of John Abigail (Sampson) Adams, was born in Providence, Barnstable County, December 4, 1842. His early educational work was done in the Provincetown schools until 1856. He attended Paul Wing’s Academy, Sandwich, and subsequently Frost Academy, Framingham, and was graduated from the Cotting Academy, Arlington. Mr. Adams was first connected in business with Fairbanks, Adams & Co., Boston, ship brokers. Later on he was with O. D. Witherell, coal dealer, Boston, and with John P. Squire & Co., pork dealers, Boston. From 1865 to 1879 he was a grocer and ice dealer in Providence  He is at the present time engaged in town business, having always been active in all public matters that pertained to the growth and development of his native place. He was elected selectman, assessor, overseer of the poor, 1880, and has held the office up to date. He was elected county treasurer November 1886, and was appointed immigrant agent for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1885. He is disbursing agent for Shaw Asylum for Mariners’ Children, and regent of the Mayflower Council, Royal Arcanum. He was chairman of the building committee of the new town hall, which was dedicated August 25, 1886, and in 1889 was appointed chairman of the committee on water supply for Providence. January 23, 1863, at Boston, Mr. Adams was married to Mary A., daughter of William and Elizabeth Moore. He has one son: John Adams. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME...

Biographical Sketch of Minot Judson Savage

Savage, Minot Judson; Clergyman; born, Norridgewock, Me., June, 10, 1841; son of Joseph L. and Ann S. (Stinson) Savage; fitted for college, but did not take course, because of poor health; graduate Bangor Theological Seminary, 1864; (D. D., Harvard, 1896); married Ella A. Dodge, of Harvard, Mass., 1864; Congregational home missionary in California, 1864-1867; pastor, Framingham Mass., 1867-1869, Hannibal, Mo., 1869-1873; became Unitarian; pastor Third Unitarian Church, Chicago, 1873-1874, Church of the Unity, Boston, 1874-1896; minister Church of the Messiah, New York, 1896-1906; retired. Author: Christianity, the Science of Manhood, 1873; The Religion of Evolution, 1876; Light on the Cloud, 1876; Bluffton, a Story of Today, 1878; Life Questions, 18-79; The Morals of Evolution, 1880; Talk About Jesus, 1881; Poems, 1882; Belief in Good, 1881; Beliefs About Man, 1882; Beliefs About the Bible, 1883; The Modern Sphinx, 1883; Man, Woman and Child, 1884; The Religious Life, 1885; Social Problems, 1886; These Degenerate Days, 1887; My Creed, 1887; Religious Reconstruction, 1888; Signs of the Times, 1889; Helps for Daily Living, 1889; Life, 1890; Four Great Questions Concerning God, 1891; The Irrepressible Conflict Between Two World-Theories, 1891; The Evolution of Christianity, 1892: Is this a Good World? 1893; Jesus and Modern Life, 1893; A Ma, 1895; Religion for Today, 1897; Our Unitarian Gospel, 1898; Hymns, 1898; The Minister’s Handbook; Psychics. Facts and Theories; Life’s Dark Problems, 1905; Life Beyond Death, 1901; The Passing and the Permanent in Religion, 1901; Living by the Day, 1901; Men and Women, 1902; Can Telepathy Explain? 1902; Poems, 1905. Editor: Sacred Songs for public Worship (with Howard M. Dow); Unitarian...

Biography of Oliver Quincy Claflin

Oliver Quincy Claflin is a prominent young lawyer at Kansas City, Kansas, and is now serving as United States commissioner of the First Kansas District. Mr. Claflin is devoted to the law, is not an office seeker, and his appointment to his present position was based entirely upon merit and exceptional qualifications. Mr. Claflin was born at Chanute, Kansas, July 4, 1882, the only child of Otis Quincy and Mary J. (Blair) Claflin. His father was born in Massachusetts and his mother in Canada, the latter going to Massachusetts and living there at the time of her marriage. Oliver Q. Claflin is in the ninth generation of the Claflin family in America. It is an old and distinguished name in New England, and men of the name fought in the Indian wars, in the Revolution and the War of 1812, while Mr. Claflin’s father was a Union soldier in the Civil war. The American genealogy goes back to Robert Claflin, who landed at Wenham, Massachusetts, November 4, 1661. He saw active service against the Indians under Sir Edmund Andros. He died in 1690. Daniel Claflin, of the second generation, was born January 25, 1674, at Wenham, Massachusetts, was a tanner by trade, moved to Hopkinton, Massachusetts, and died at Framingham, in the old Bay State, in March, 1775, when more than a century old. His son Daniel, of the third generation, was born at Wenham, Massachusetts, February 19, 1702, and died in 1760. The next generation is represented by Cornelius Claflin, who was born at Hopkinton, Massachusetts, March 13, 1733. He was a soldier in both the French and...

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