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Olmstead, Sarah Yale – Obituary

Mrs. Sarah Yale Olmstead of 801 East Summer Street died at her home about noon yesterday [September 16, 1918]. Mrs. Olmstead was born at Saratoga Springs, New York, December 25, 1841. She moved with her family to Oregon in 1870, where she lived for four years, when she went to Seattle and later came to Kittitas Valley and settled on a farm about five miles southeast of Ellensburg. She is survived by Phil Olmstead of Ellensburg and two granddaughters, the Misses Berdie and Leta Smith. The funeral services will take place at the residence Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Dr. Paul Lux preaching the funeral sermon. Interment will be made in the IOOF Cemetery. Contributed by: Shelli...

Hiram Lawrence Todd of Saratoga Springs NY

Hiram Lawrence Todd7, (Samuel6, Eliel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Oct. 6, 1818, in Enosburg, Vt., died March 8, 1884, in Saratoga, N. Y., from the effects of a fall on the ice. He married Amanda, daughter of Elias Babcock, of West Berkshire, Vt., who died March 8, 1889. He was a talented physician and practiced his profession at Fair Haven, Vt., and later at Saratoga Springs, N. Y. Child: *1414. Vernon Lawrence, b. Jan. 8,...

Vernon Lawrence Todd of Saratoga Springs NY

Vernon Lawrence Todd8, (Hiram L.7, Samuel6, Eliel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Jan. 8, 1846, in Westford, Vt., died Oct. 14, 1890, married Sept. 18, 1873, Anna Elizabeth Teftt, of Saratoga Springs, N. Y., and where she died. He was a successful merchant in Saratoga Springs, N. Y. Children: 2109. Olive, d. young. *2110. Hiram Charles, b. July 17, 1876. 2111. Leonard, d. young. 2112. Anna, d....

Hiram Charles Todd of Saratoga Springs NY

Hiram Charles Todd9, (Vernon L.8, Hiram L.7, Samuel6, Eliel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 17, 1876, in Saratoga Springs, N. Y., married in Athens, Ga., Nov. 27, 1901, Susan Thomas, daughter of Edwin King and Mary Bryan (Thomas) Lumpkin, who was born May 20, 1881, at Athens, Ga. Hiram Charles Todd obtained his education in the Public Schools of Saratoga Springs, N. Y., and at Union College, Schenectady, N. Y., where he was graduated in the year 1897 with the degree of Ph. B. At the outbreak of the Spanish American War, he enlisted in Co. L., 2nd N. Y. Vol. Inf., and a little later was promoted to a 2nd Lieutenancy and assigned to Co. A. 202nd N. Y. Vol. Inf., with which organization he served during the balance of the war, a large part of the time with the army of occupation in Cuba. After returning from the war, he entered the National Guard of the State of New York, in which he served continuously for about 15 years, holding successive commissions as Lieutenant and Captain. During the World War he volunteered and served as Major, Judge Advocate with the 13th Division at Camp Lewis, Washington, D. C. Shortly after his graduation from college he became a law student in the office of Hon. Edgar T. Brackett of Saratoga Springs, N. Y., and in September 1900, he was admitted to the Bar of the State of New York. Since that time he has been in active practice and has participated as counsel in several important trials, the most celebrated being the Impeachment of Governor Sulzer of...

Biography of Asahel Bush

ASAHEL BUSH. – The subject of this memoir, Asahel Bush, of Salem, is no ordinary man. His strong personality, quick and clear perception, energy and persistence of purpose, together with his strong common sense, would have made him distinguished in almost any walk of life. Mr. Bush was born at Westfield, Massachusetts, on June 4, 1824. His father, whose name he bears, was a person of prominence in the community, being frequently chosen to fill its public offices. His mother’s name was Sally Noble; and both his father’s and mother’s families were among the oldest of the town, having settled there in the early part of the seventeenth century. The homestead on which he was born has been in his father’s family, in a direct line, for a century and a half, and is now owned and occupied by one of his descendants. Asahel attended the common school of the neighborhood, and then the academy of the village, until his father’s death, which occurred when he was but fifteen. Soon after this he quit school and went to Saratoga Springs, New York, where he spent upwards of three years learning and working at the art of printing. Then he worked a few months at Albany, on the state printing, where he doubtless got some idea of the art of politics as well as printing. From there he went to Cleveland, Ohio, where he remained about a year. As a striking contrast to the present means of locomotion, it may be mentioned that he made the trip from Schenectady to Buffalo in a “line boat” of the Erie Canal, occupying...

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