Biography of Mrs. Hannah J. Olmstead

MRS. HANNAH J. OLMSTEAD. – Life upon the Pacific coast brings out the heroic qualities in women as well as in men. It is a social and conventional form which keeps them in the shadow of their husbands’ names. But everybody knows that the greater part of the incentive which a man has to win



Will of William Betts – 1673

WM. BETTS, Yonkers. “The Twelfth day of the Twelfth month 1673.” “I William Betts of the Yonckers Plantation, in the Jurisdiction now of New Orange so called.” Leaves to wife Alice, “house, barn and home lot, and meadows that are lying by my house lot,” also one third of my lot in the Planting Field,



Biography of David O. Crane

David O. Crane. Of the men who have served Topeka in official capacities of importance and responsibility, few have won more fairly a reputation for fidelity than has David O. Crane, since 1884 superintendent of the Topeka Cemetery. In the thirty-two years that he has been the incumbent of this office he has labored efficiently



Biographical Sketch of Egbert Nelson Fairchild

Fairchild, Egbert Nelson; flour mfgr.; born, Peekskill, N. Y., Sept. 28, 1868; son of Egbert Henry and Mary Seymour Fairchild; public school education; married, Buffalo, N. Y., Oct. 4, 1893, Gertrude A. Kenny; two daughters Catherine and Mary; in flour milling business twenty-seven years; becoming pres. of the Cleveland Milling Co. in 1910; before that



Biographical Sketch of Tracy W. Guthrie

Guthrie, Tracy W.; manufacturer; born, Chicago, Ill., Feb. 2, 1866; son of Julius C. and Emily A. Tracy Guthrie; educated in Chicago public schools, Chickering Institute, Cincinnati, public schools in Detroit, Mich., and Elmira, N. Y.; married, New Rochelle, N. Y., Feb. 8, 1910, Settal Horn; pres. Continental Coal Co., Columbus, O., 1903-1904; pres. Republic



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



Biographical Sketch of William Barriss McAllister

McAllister, William Barriss; contractor; born, Cleveland, March 5, 1877; son of Arthur and Emma Barriss McAllister; educated, public schools, Cleveland, Mount Pleasant Academy, Ossining, N. Y., Case School of Applied Science, 1896; married, April 10, 1913, Martha Weed; started in business as manager of A. McAllister, builder, September, 1896 bought business from estate in 1898;



Biographical Sketch of Arthur Houghton Otis

Otis, Arthur Houghton; Northern Ohio mgr. Otis Elevators Co.; born, Yonkers, N. Y., Aug. 21, 1881; son of Norton Prentiss and Elizabeth Fahs Otis; educated, Yonkers public and High School, and Princeton University, B. S., 1906; married, Cleveland, June 21, 1912, Mildred Vilas; issue, Malcolm V. and Arthur H., Jr.; since graduation from college, connected



Biographical Sketch of Howard P. Mansfield

Mansfield, Howard P.; chemical business; born, Cleveland, May 5, 1884; son of I. Howard and Emily Page Mansfield; educated, Holbrooks Military School, Ossining, N. Y., 1899-1902; Yale University, Sheffield Scientific School, 1905, P. H. B.; married, Cleveland, Dec. 2, 1907, Valentine Morris; one daughter, Elizabeth Morris Mansfield; with the Grasselli Chemical Co., since Sept. 11,



Oliver Todd of South Salem NY

Oliver Todd5, (Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Oct. 25, 1748, in Greenwich, Conn., died Dec. 25, 1814, married July 25, 1768, Lydia Close, b. Oct. 5, 1747, d. April 27, 1825. Oliver Todd and his brother with their wives moved to South Salem, N. Y., at the time that the British occupied Greenwich, Conn. They



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