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Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel. Woven in the narratives of it’s people, however, is the story of Colorado. Initial expeditions by European settlers in this area were for trade with the Natives or as a throughfare to California further west. It wasn’t until one of those wagon trains came a man name of Ralston and he dipped his pan into a creek which would later bare his name and pulled out a troy ounce of gold, worth $5 at the time. A decade later, and other miners began to claim the land in the eastern Colorado area. Pushing ever westward in search of the golden dust they eventually found their way into western Coloado. Some of these miners would eventually settle in the area of their mines and became Colorado’s first residents. Some would have their claim luck out and would stay taking up other responsibilities such as ranching, politics, merchandising, etc. In these people’s lives became the story of Colorado – so while this volume is comprised almost solely of biographies, it is also comprised of the history of early Western Colorado. Click on the page number to view the biography. SurnameGivenMiddleView Bio BurgerFrankMPage 17 TaylorEdwardTPage 18 ZerbeAllenLPage 21 VeatchWilliamLPage 23 HarpHoraceSPage 24 GeorgeAlfredPage 25 BrownHoraceGPage 26 HeatonWilliamVPage 27 ThompsonBenjaminHPage 28 WatsonBenjaminKPage 29 SherwoodBenjaminPage 30 DicksonAmosJPage...

Lowell Massachusetts Genealogy

Tracing ancestors in Lowell, Massachusetts online and for free has been greatly enhanced by the University of Massachusetts in Lowell which provided digitized version of a large quantity of the Lowell public records. Combined with the cemetery and census records available freely online, you should be able to easily trace your ancestors from the founding of Lowell in 1826 through 1940, the last year of available census records. To add color to the otherwise basic facts of your ancestors existence we provide free access to a wide range of manuscripts on the history of Lowell, it’s manufactures and residents.

1899 Directory for Middleboro and Lakeville Massachusetts

Resident and business directory of Middleboro’ and Lakeville, Massachusetts, for 1899. Containing a complete resident, street and business directory, town officers, schools, societies, churches, post offices, notable events in American history, etc. Compiled and published by A. E. Foss & Co., Needham, Massachusetts. The following is an example of what you will find within the images of the directory: Sheedy John, laborer, bds. J. G. Norris’, 35 West Sheehan John B., grocery and variety store, 38 West, h. do. Sheehan Lizzie O., bds. T. B. Sheehan’s, 16 East Main Sheehan Lucy G. B., bds. T. B. Sheehan’s, 16 East Main Sheehan Mary F., emp. H. S. & H., h. 16 East Main View the Complete Directory Surnames in the Town of Lakeville Massachusetts You will find the directory of Lakeville Massachusetts starts on page 161. Aldrich, Allen, Anderson, Ashley, Audet, Barnes, Barney, Barton, Bassett, Bennett, Benton, Best, Boman, Briggs, Brown, Bullock, Bump, Bumpus, Burgess, Canedy, Card, Carlin, Caswell, Chace, Clark, Clarke, Cole, Collins, Coombs, Cudworth, Cushman, Davis, Dean, DeMoranville, Dexter, Drake, Dushane, Ellers, Elmer, Elwell, Farmer, Farnham, Ford, Frades, Freeman, Frost, Gerrish, Gifford, Gilman, Gilpatrick, Godfrey, Grady, Griffith, Hackett, Hafford, Hale, Hall, Hammond, Harlow, Harrington, Harvey, Haskell, Haskins, Hayes, Haynes, Hinds, Hinkley, Hoard, Hoffman, Holloway, Horr, Horton, Morton, Howland, Johnson, Jones, Keith, Kelley, Kenney, Kinsley, Lang, Leach, Leonard, Letcher, Lincoln, Loner, Luther, Macomber, Mann, Manning, Marrah, McCulby, McDonald, McGowan, Moody, Morgan, Mosher, Murphy, Nelson, Nickerson, Norris, Orrall, Osborne, Parker, Parkhurst, Parris, Parry, Paun, Peirce, Perry, Phinney, Pickens, Pierce, Pittsley, Plummer, porter, Pratt, Quell, Ramsdell, Reed, Reynolds, Robbins, Robinson, Rogers, Russell, Sampson, Sanford, Sawyer, Scott, Seekell, Sharidan, Shaw, Shockley, Shove,...

Biography of Charles L. Kenney

Charles L. Kenney, a prosperous farmer of Loudon and son of Bradley H. and Rebecca (Pease) Kenney, was born in this town, July 9, 1844. His grandfather, Joseph Kenney, was one of the early settlers of the town, where he was engaged in farming. Joseph went West in his later years, and died in Minnesota, at the home of his daughter. His son, Bradley, a cooper by trade, who was also engaged in farming, died in May, 1882. Bradley’s wife, Rebecca, who came from Barnstead, N.H., died in 1844. They had four children: Mary Ann, who is the wife of Joseph A. Foster, and lives in Manchester; Clarissa, who died in April, 1895; Caroline, who married Joseph Hutchinson, and lives in Concord, N.H.; and the subject of this sketch. All received a good common-school education, and the daughters went to select schools. Charles L. Kenney lived at home with his parents until his marriage. His estate, known as the Dimond farm, which was willed to him by his father, now contains about one hundred and twenty-five acres of good land. An industrious and capable farmer, he has much improved the property since it came into his possession. In politics he is a Republican. In 1869, December 2, he married Myra Knowles, of Canterbury, where she was born October 6, 1844, daughter of Lester and Rebecca (Huntoon) Knowles. Mr. Knowles was a native of Gilmanton, where he died in February, 1875. His wife, born in Canterbury, and now in her eighty-eighth year, resides Penacook. Mr. and Mrs. Kenney have three children, namely: Maude, the wife of Chester Norris, living near...

Biography of Frank B. Kenney

Frank B. Kenney, a prominent farmer of Loudon and a son of Bradley H. and Nancy (Young) Kenney, was born in Loudon, December 19, 1854. His father, who was a native of New Hampshire, and a cooper by trade, settled in Loudon after his marriage, was thereafter occupied in farming, and died May 24, 1882, on the farm where the subject of this sketch now lives. The first of the father’s two marriages was contracted with Miss Pease, who bore him four children. These were: Mary Ann, who married Joseph A. Foster, and lives in Manchester, N.H.; Clarissa, now deceased; Caroline, who is the wife of Joseph Hutchinson, and lives in Concord, N.H.; and Charles L., who married Myra Knowles, of Penacook, and lives near Frank B. Kenney in Loudon. By the second marriage, which was made with Nancy D. Young, of Gilmanton, N.H., there were three children, namely: Frank B.; and Ellen Frances and Ella Victoria, twins. Ellen Frances is now deceased. Ella is the wife of True M. Hill, and lives near her brother. Frank B. Kenney received his education in the common schools of Loudon and in the Tilton Seminary. He spent his youth on the home farm, which he now owns. On the estate, containing at the present time about four hundred acres, located in Canterbury and Gilmanton, he carries on general farming. He is a Republican in politics, and he has well served the community in the capacity of Selectman. On March 4, 1882, he was married to N. M. Ladd, who was born November 20, 1861, daughter of John M. and Kate H....

Biography of John William Kenney, D.D.S.

JOHN WILLIAM KENNEY, D. D. S. – The profession of dentistry has a thorough and capable exponent at Northampton in Dr. Kenney who with his present-day methods and valued experience is accounted one of the foremost men in his line in this part of the State, where he has been in successful practice since 1902. He has the highest regard of the public in their appreciation of his skill, as well as of dental offices and laboratory that are unrivaled in the excellence of their equipment. Four generations of this branch of the family have now resided in Massachusetts, his grandfather who came from Ireland, having lived both in Pittsfield and in Hinsdale, where he was a farmer to the time of his death. Dr. Kenney’s father, Patrick L. Kenney, who was born in Ireland, died in Pittsfield, in December, 1923, where he had located as a young man; he was employed at the Williamsburg Mills at the time of the disastrous flood in that township, and he was an overseer in the Pontusic Mills at Pittsfield for many years. He was a quiet and home-loving man. He married Elizabeth Hopper, who was born in Pittsfield, and now resides there at the age of seventy-six years, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Duffy) Hopper, Thomas Hopper having been a native of England. Patrick L. Kenney’s children were: Margaret, Catherine, who married William Plunket; John W., of whom further; Thomas, a physician in Northampton. Dr. John William Kenney was born February 7, 1877, in Pittsfield, where he attended the public schools. He prepared for his profession at the Philadelphia Dental College,...

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