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Biographical Sketch of Thomas Henry Geer

Geer, Thomas Henry; general insurance; born, Ledyard, Conn., Sept. 3, 1840; son of Nathaniela Bellows and Julia Davis Geer; educated, common schools, Ledyard, Conn.; 1854, Irving Institute, Tarrytown, N. Y.; 1857, State Normal School, Westfield, Mass.; graduate, 1861-1862, Norwich Academy, Norwich, Conn.; married, Poquetanuck, Conn., June 30, 1868, Fanny Halsey Brewster; one daughter, Mary Brewster Geer; Republican in polities; 1859, teacher Grammar School, West Gloucester, Mass.; 1860, principal of High School, Rockport, Mass., 1862-1865, teacher Burlington College, Burlington, N. J., 1866 to date, general insurance business, Cleveland; pres. The Thomas H. Geer Co.; sec’y The Triton Steamship Co.; sec ‘y and pres. Cleveland Life Underwriter’s Ass’n; sec’y Life Underwriter’s Ass’n of Ohio; treas., vice pres. and pres. Cleveland Board of Underwriters; Pres. National Ass’n of Local Fire Insurance Agents; director The Cleveland Humane Society; vestryman Trinity Cathedral; member Athletic...

Albert Todd of Tarrytown NY

Albert Todd8, (Stephen7, Ira6, Oliver5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 20, 1826, died in New York City April 5, 1887, married June 12, 1861, Mary Hutchings Crane. Albert Todd graduated from Yale College in the class of 1850. For several years he corresponded for the New York Herald and other leading papers. He was a real estate dealer and lived in Tarrytown, N. Y. Children: 2222. Rosalie, b. March 2, 1864, d. Nov. 11, 1864. 2223. Caroline Evelyn, b. July 1, 1866; lived at 48 Grand St., White Plains, N. Y. 2224. Arthur Cleveland, b. Dec. 5, 1869, at Ossining, N. Y. He is engaged in the real estate and contracting business at 92 Spring St., New York City and for several years resided at the City Club of New York, 55 W. 44th St., member of the sons of the American Revolution, Museum of Art, City Club of New York and of the 7th Regiment, National Guard, State of New York. 2225. Albert Curtis, b. Aug. 9, 1871, d. Aug. 24, 1872. 2226. Earnest Maurice, b. June 30, 1872, d. in Chicago, Ill., Nov. 11, 1905, m. Ida A....

From Yonkers to West Point along the Hudson River

Passing Glenwood, now a suburban station of Yonkers, conspicuous from the Colgate mansion near the river bank, built by a descendant of the English Colgates who were familiar friends of William Pitt, and leaders of the Liberal Club in Kent, England, and “Greystone,” once the country residence of the late Samuel J. Tilden, Governor of New York, and presidential candidate in 1876, we come to Hastings to Dobbs Ferry Hastings, where a party of Hessians during the Revolutionary struggle were surprised and cut to pieces by troops under Colonel Sheldon. It was here also that Lord Cornwallis embarked for Fort Lee after the capture of Fort Washington, and here in 1850 Garibaldi, the liberator of Italy, whose centennial was observed July 4, 1907, frequently came to spend the Sabbath and visit friends when he was living at Staten Island. Although there is apparently little to interest in the village, there are many beautiful residences in the immediate neighborhood, and the Old Post road for two miles to the northward furnishes a beautiful walk or driveway, well shaded by old locust trees. The tract of country from Spuyten Duyvil to Hastings was called by the Indians Kekesick and reached east as far as the Bronx River. Dobbs Ferry is now at hand, named after an old Swedish ferryman. The village has not only a delightful location but it is also beautiful in itself. In 1781 it was Washington’s headquarters, and the old house, still standing, is famous as the spot where General Washington and the Count de Rochambeau planned the campaign against Yorktown; where the evacuation of New York was...

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