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John Todd of Manlius NY

John Todd5, (Timothy4, Jonathan3, John2, Christopher1) born Feb. 18, 1768, died Dec. 28, 1841, married Esther Bishop, of Madison, Conn., who was born 1766, died Feb. 20, 1859. They resided in St. Albans, Vt., and Manlius, N. Y. Children: *285. Timothy Marthar, b. 1793. 286. Richard James; lost at sea. *287. John Elliott, b. April 22,...

Capt. and Deacon Samuel Todd of St. Albans VT

Capt. and Deacon Samuel Todd6, (Eliel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born June 13, 1783, in Pawlet, Vt., died Oct. 6, 1858, in St. Albans, Vt., of heart disease, married first, in 1810, Alathea Lawrence who died Sept. 23, 1846 in Enosburg, Vt., second, May 31, 1848, Hannah Brainard of St. Albans, Vt. His death was very sudden, occurring while lying on the sofa, apparently as well as usual, but in such a position that he rolled off dead. Before he was of age, he purchased a farm in Enosburg, Vt. In 1839 he was elected deacon of the Congregational church in East Berkshire, Vt. In 1856 he went to live in St. Albans, Vt., and at the request of the Berkshire church society he retained the office of deacon until he died. Children by Alathea Lawrence: *747. Alathea Lawrence, b. July 5, 1811. *748. Caroline Woods, b. July 30, 1812. *749. Samuel Bryan, b. March 2, 1814. 750. Phebe Lawrence, b. May 19, 1816, d. July 1816. *751. Hiram Lawrence, b. Oct. 6, 1818. *752. Eliel Stafford, b. July 11, 1820. *753. Fannie Skinner, b. April 16, 1823. *754. Albert Woods, b. June 12,...

Biography of Charles P. La Riviere

CHARLES P. LA RIVIERE, city clerk of Chicopee since 1922, was born in St. Albans, Vermont, April 20, 1877, the son of Henry and Felanice (Perrins) La Riviere. His father was a machinist by trade, and was employed in the Overman Wheel Company in Chicopee and Chicopee Falls. The family moved to Chicopee when Charles P. was fourteen years old, and he was educated in the public schools of Chicopee, while he attended night school in Chicopee Falls after he had begun to work for himself. He was for three years in the draughting department of the Overman Wheel Company; then with Spaulding & Pepper, manufacturers of bicycle tires for a year and a half, and was one year and a half in the Chicopee Falls Machine Shop. He again returned to the draughting department of the Overman Wheel Company, and continued in that connection until the business was closed up, about a year and a half. His next employment was as draughtsman for the J. T. Stevens Arm and Tool Company. He also acted as accountant and did general office work. He is a trustee of the Chicopee Falls Savings Bank, and represents Ward No. 5 on the Chicopee School Board. After ten years with the Stevens Arms and Tool Company he became timekeeper for the Fisk Rubber Company, and continued for one and a half years. He was in business under the firm name of La Riviere & St. Marie, dealers in general furnishings, shoes, and the like in Chicopee Falls, at No. 108 Main Street. He was elected city clerk in 1922, reelected in 1925 for...

Biography of Edward Anthony Kennedy

EDWARD ANTHONY KENNEDY, oculist and aurist, of Hillcrest Hospital, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, was born January 17, 1880, at Fairfield, Vermont, son of Thomas B. and Katherine (Horrigan) Kennedy. His father served through the Civil War and was severely wounded in one of the later battles. For many years he was active in the circles of the Grand Army of the Republic. Edward Anthony Kennedy was educated in the public schools of St. Albans, Vermont, and the Medical School of the University of Vermont, whence he was graduated in the class of 1905 with the degree of M. D. He then entered the Massachusetts State Hospital at Monson, where, for five years, he was house physician, at the same time doing post-graduate work along medical lines. In 1910 Dr. Kennedy began the practice of medicine and surgery at Great Barrington. While there he continued his studies and to do hospital work until he gradually developed his practice as a specialist on the eye, ear, nose and throat exclusively. He was active in the civic affairs of Great Barrington. He was a member of the school committee and medical examiner for the Metropolitan, Postal and Prudential life insurance companies. During the World War he was chairman of Medical Advisory Board No. 3. Dr. Kennedy moved, in 1923, to Pittsfield. While in Great Barrington he was a member of the staff of Fairview Hospital, and is now a member of the staff of Hillcrest Hospital, Pittsfield, as oculist and aurist. Dr. and Mrs. Kennedy are seventh degree members of the National Grange, and are active in the social affairs of that organization. Dr....

Biography of Hon. William Strong

HON. WILLIAM STRONG. – There is no name more thoroughly associated with Oregon and Washington judicature than that of William Strong. His marked characteristics are indelibly impressed upon the system of law of both states, especially that of the latter. To long and distinguished service as associate justice of the supreme court, and in the ex-officio character of judge of the district courts in both states while they were territorial governments, must be added his connection with their legislation, and also his brilliant career as a law practitioner, for over a generation, in all the courts of both states. He was born at St. Albans, Vermont, on the 15th of July, 1817. His youth was spent in the vicinity of Rushville, new York, where he received his preparatory education. At the age of seventeen he entered Yale College, from which he graduated with distinguished honors in the class of 1838. Having selected the law for his profession, he engaged in teaching the ensuing two years, whereby he earned those means, which contributed largely to enable him to gratify his desire. So ambitious was he that, by industry and close application to study in the intervals from teaching, he had made sufficient progress in his studies to secure a license in 1840 to practice law. Admitted to the bar, he immediately removed to Cleveland, Ohio, and at once entered upon a large and lucrative practice, and took a foremost rank in the profession. On the 15th of October, 1840, he married Lucretia Robinson, whom he survived but about two years. In 1849, having resolved upon migrating to Oregon, his many...

Biography of William Strong

The name of William Strong is thoroughly associated with the judicature both of Oregon and Washington. His marked characteristics are indelibly impressed upon the system of law of both States, especially that of the latter. To long and distinguished service as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court and in the ex-officio character of Judge of, the District Courts in both States while they were Territorial Governments, must be added his connection with their legislation and also his brilliant career as a law practitioner, for over a generation, in all the Courts of both States. He was born at St. Albans, Vermont, on the 15th of July, 1817. His youth was spent in the vicinity of Rushville, New York, where he received his preparatory education. At the age of seventeen he entered Yale College, from which he graduated with distinguished honors in the class of 1838. Having selected the law for his profession, he engaged in teaching during the next two years. So ambitious was he, that by industry and close, application to study in the intervals from teaching, he had made sufficient progress in his studies to secure a license in 1840 to practice law. Admitted to the bar, he immediately removed to Cleveland, Ohio, and at once entered upon a large and lucrative practice, and took a foremost rank in the profession. On the 15th of October, 1840, he married Lucretia Robinson, whom he survived about two years. In 1849, having resolved upon migrating to Oregon, his many friends procured for him, September 17, 1849, the appointment by President Zachary Taylor of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court...

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