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Genealogical and Family History of Vermont

Hiram Charlton took on the publication of the Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont for Lewis Publishing. In it, he enlisted the assistance of living residents of the state in providing biographical and genealogical details about their family, and then he published all 1104 family histories in two distinct volumes.

Biographical Sketch of Ira J. Prouty, M. D.

Ira J. Prouty, M. D., only son of Dr. Ira F. Prouty, was born in Ogdensburg, N. Y., August 15, 1857. He was educated in the public schools of Keene, graduating from the High school in 1875. He continued his studies in Keene until 1878, when he entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he pursued a special course in analytical chemistry. In 1879 he entered the medical department of the University of the City of New York, where he remained three years, graduating in March, 1882, in which year he commenced the practice of medicine in Keene. In 1883 he was elected a member of the board of education. 111 July, 1882, he was. married to Etta M., eldest daughter of John Humphrey, of...

Biographical Sketch of Ira French Prouty

Ira French Prouty, M. D., son of Willard and Sally Prouty. of Langdon, N. H., was born November 9, 1812, and came to Keene in 1863, After leaving the district school he attended the academies of Bellows Falls and Chester, Vt. He studied medicine with Dr. Lowell, of Chester, and later with Dr. Lawrence, of Saxtons River. He attended lectures at Woodstock and Dartmouth medical schools, graduating from the latter in May 1837. He immediately went to Illinois, where he practiced his profession about a year. Leaving the West, he came to Chesterfield Factory, and was afterward located in Alstead and Stoddard, N. H. In 1855 he removed to Ogdensburg, N. Y., and engaged in the wholesale drug business. For a short time previous to his advent in Keene he was practicing medicine in Chateaugay, N. Y. He was a member of the board of education from its organization in 1867 until 1875, and for several years was superintending committee of the suburban schools. He was a member of the legislature in 1872-73, and during the latter term was instrumental in procuring from the state an appropriation in aid of Dartmouth college. In 1877-78 he was a member of board of the aldermen from the third ward. In February, 1839, Dr. Prouty was married in Alstead to Emily F. Babcock, who died in October, 1849. In January, 1855, he married Elsie, only daughter of Dea. Luke and Lydia Joslin, of Stoddard. He died January 17, 1882, leaving a wife, son and daughter, who still survive...

Biography of Orlando T. Prout

It is quite fitting that in a volume purporting to chronicle the lives of the leading citizens of Wallowa county, there should be mention of the esteemed gentleman, named in this article, and who has demonstrated his ability to do the work of the pioneer in a manner that is quite becoming that worthy class; for years also he has shown qualifications for bringing success to his hand in the ventures of agricultural life, displaying, meanwhile, those characteristics of moral worth and integrity that are priceless to the really true and noble man. Mr. Prout was born in Branch County, Michigan, July 12, 1854, being the son of Silas and Betsy (Prine) Prout, natives respectively of New York and Wales. The father was a contractor and builder in Michigan and was of note in his vicinity. During the Civil war he enlisted in the Fourth Michigan Cavalry and from exposure there received in service he perished, and his remains sleep in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The mother has since been laid to rest also. When sixteen years of age, our subject stepped upon the arena of life’s battles to do duty individually, his first venture being to the lumber woods where he served five years. In 1875 he came west, stopped in time in Nebraska, then pushed on to Colorado, where five years were spent, and then he came direct to Wallowa county, and in the following year, 1863, he took his present place, two and one-half miles north and one-half mile west from Joseph. He has steadily given his attention to farming and stock raising, principally the latter, since his...

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