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William Henry Child
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3. WILLIAM HENRY7 CHILD (Stephen6-5, Daniel4, Ephraim3, Benjamin2-1) was b. Dec. 22, 1832. Has res. chiefly on the homestead farm. Graduated at Kimball Union Academy, class 1856; spent a few years teaching in N. H., Vt. and Ohio. Was superintendent of schools, 1886-97: devoted his time chiefly to farming until 1897. In March of this year the town of Cornish decided to have its history written. Dr. George W. Hunt was chosen historian with authority to appoint five aids. Mr. Child was one of the five selected who at once began the work. A love for the work has caused him to continue it. In 1901, Dr. Hunt resigned his position as historian and Mr. Child was chosen in his stead to carry on the work, and the town has since voted appropriations as needed for the purpose- He m. Jan. 1, 1857, Ellen Frances Leighton of Hartford. Vt., dau. of Isaac T. and Jemima (Wood) Leighton, b. Aug. 9, 1836. This couple celebrated their golden wedding Jan. 1, 1907. Their children were all b. in Cornish except the first.
i. WILLIAM PALMER, b. in Hartford. Vt., Nov. 15, 1857. In 1877, before he became of age, he betook himself to a seafaring life. This he followed many years with Australia as his adopted country. In Aug., 1853, he m. Annie Scott of Kent Co., Eng., and by her had two daus.: 1. Annie Lillian. 2. Nellie . His wife, Annie, d. and he m. second, Laura Howland, and by her he had two more children: 1. William Henry. 2. Eileen. Mr. Child lived several years in Brisbane, but lastly and chiefly near Sydney, New South Wales, where he d. Dec. 4, 1909.
ii. FRANK EUGENE, b. April 19, 1859; d. April 4, 1860.
iii. HATTIE LILLIAN, b. Dec. 28, 1863. She was a successful teacher of schools with five years’ experience, beginning at fifteen years of age. She m. Nov. 14, 1883, Reuben C. True, an extensive and thriving farmer of West Lebanon, where they res. Three children: 1. Mary Cutler, b. Nov. 30, 1886, and d. Nov. 27, 1898. 2. William Bradley, b. June 3, 1890; a graduate of Kimball Union Academy in 1909. 3. Olive Lillian, b. Sept. 18, 1898.
4. iv. EDWIN LEIGHTON, b. May 15, 1867.
v. IDA LOUISE, b. Feb. 7, 1870. Spent several years teaching; graduated Kimball Union Academy, in class 1893; following this she taught the grammar school at West Lebanon five years. She m. June 15, 1898, Alfred W. Sibley of Westboro, Mass., but more recently of West Lebanon. He is a traveling salesman. Two children: 1. Marjorie Lucile, b. March 27, 1899. 2. Harold Child, b. June 30, 1901. They lived in West Lebanon till 1906 and then rem. to Worcester, Mass.
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