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Biographical Sketch of Capt. I. B. Proctor

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Captain I. B. Proctor, the present owner of the so-called Felt farm, and proprietor of the Proctor House, situated on the pleasant southern slope of Monadnock mountain, is a native of Lunenburg, Mass., where he was born in 1824, and at which place he lived until 1844, when he was appointed purchasing agent of the Vermont & Massachusetts railroad, with his office in Gardner. In 185r he engaged in the wholesale flour and grain business in Fitchburg. In 1854 was elected captain of the Washington Guards, a fine military company of Fitchburg. In 1858 he was elected superintendent of the Middlesex railroad in Boston. In 1861 he entered the army of the late war, and served two years. In 1873 he was appointed, by Governor Washburn, a justice of the peace for all the counties in the state, and, in 1864 was appointed by the President a commissioner to examine the Union Pacific railroad, which required his making several trips across the plains to California. In 1868 he engaged in the real estate business, as broker and auctioneer, at Fitchburg, and remained in that business until he removed to his present home in Jaffrey, in 1881. In 1875 and ’76 he was elected president of the Worcester North Agricultural Society, of Fitchburg.

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