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Stockbridge Massachusetts Births to 1850 – J Surnames

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now JAQUINS, Abigail, Dec. 15, 1761. P.R.5. Adeline (see Eddeline). Agnes Victoria, d. Albert G., cooper (b. Alford), and Agnes V. (b. Alford), Oct. 12, 1849. Alanson, Feb. 26, 1797. P.R.5. Albert G., Apr. 27, 1806. P.R.5. Albert Galleton, [twin] ch. —, Apr. 27, 180[4]. P.R.5. Amy, d. John and Tamson, Jan. 6, 1789. Calvin, s. John and Lavina, Jan. 8, 1799. Caty, Feb. 27, 1799. P.R.5. Clarry, Feb. 1, 1791. P.R.5. Eddeline, [twin] ch. —, Mar. 6, 1808. P.R.5. Elisbeth, Oct. 5, 1764. P.R.5. Elizabeth, d. John and Tamson, Nov. 9, 1787. George, Nov. 20, 1768. P.R.5. John, Apr. 14, 1763. P.R.5. Lorenzo, s. John and Lavina, July 3, 1796. Lorry, [twin] ch. —, Apr. 27, 1804. P.R.5. Margret, Sept. 5, 1760. P.R.5. Marier [?], s. John and Lavina, Apr. 27, 1801. Peter, June 13, 1766. P.R.5. Phebe, Nov. 16, 1771. P.R.5. Phebe, Aug. 20, 1793. P.R.5. Polly, d. John and Tamson, July 1, 1785. Reney, d. John and Tamson, Feb. 23, 1792. Sally, Sept. 14, 1788. P.R.5. Theodore Otis, [twin] ch. – , Mar. 6, 1808. P.R.5. Velona Ester [d. Peter and Phebe], June 14, 1813. P.R.5. William, s. John and Lavina, Apr. 1 [? ], 1795. William Campbell, Mar. 6, 1801. P.R.5. JENKINS (see Jaquins). JOHNS, Albert, s. Stephen and Sally, Dec. 13, 1798....

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Biography of James N. Stacy

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now One of the most straightforward, energetic and successful business men of Lewiston is James N. Stacy, who has also attained distinction in political circles and is now the honored state senator from his district. He is president of the Gold Bar Mining Company, a director in the Golden Gate Company and is also extensively engaged in real estate dealings. In studying the lives and characters of prominent men we are naturally I inquire into the secret of their success and motives that prompted their action. Success is not the result of genius, as held by many, but is the outcome of experience and sound judgment, for when we trace the career of those who stand highest in public esteem, we find that in nearly every case they are those who have risen gradually, fighting their way in the face of all opposition. Selfreliance, conscientiousness, energy, honesty, these are the traits of character that insure the highest emoluments and greatest success. To these may we attribute the success that has crowned the efforts of Senator Stacy. He was born in North Adams, Massachusetts, March 10, 1839, and is of English and Scotch lineage. His ancestors were early settlers of the east, and the family gradually spread through New York, Vermont and Massachusetts. His parents were Ezra and...

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Biography of Frank Levi Root

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Frank Levi Root has lived in the vicinity of Oketo for thirty years. he had prospered in a degree sufficient to meet his sanguine expectations, and not only owned and controls a large body of rich farming land in Marshall County but is also actively identified with Oketo’s business affairs and its civic and community life. Mr. Root was born in Cedar County, Iowa, May 21, 1865. His father, Levi Root, born in Ohio July 9, 1832, grew up in his native state and when a young man moved to Iowa. He was married in Cedar County and had a large farm in that and Jones County. He was an expert foundryman by trade, and in 1867 he left Iowa and went to Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and for ten years was employed in a foundry, returning to Iowa in 1877. For a year before his death he had visited his son in Oketo, and while returning to the home of his daughter Mrs. Ida. M. Belcher in Iowa he died at Ottumwa March 4, 1910. Politically he was a democrat, and was a member of the Masounic order. Levi Root married Eliza Cruise, who was born in Ohio January 24, 1842, and died in Cedar County, Iowa, September 20, 1906. They have three children: Ida, who lives...

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Biographical Sketch of John Eaton Darby

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Darby, John Eaton; physician; born, South Williamstown, Mass., Aug. 20, 1835; son of William and Electa (Edwards) Darby; A. B., Williams College, 1858; M. D., Western Reserve Medical College, 1861; married at Cleveland, Julia Frances Wright, of Hudson, O., April 11, 1861 (died May 3, 1867); 2d, Emma Maybell Cox, of Cleveland, May 1, 1872 (died June 2, 1888); prof. Latin and Greek, Cleveland Institute, 1858-1860; demonstrator anatomy, Western Reserve Medical College, 1861-1862; surgeon in Civil War, 1862-1866; surgeon Cleveland & Pittsburg R. R., 1867-1887; member medical board, City Hospital, 1895-1908; emeritus prof. therapeutics, 1906, Western Reserve Medical College; has made special studies in natural history and is well-known as naturalist; member Cleveland Academy of Medicine, Ohio State Medical Society, A. M. A., Buffalo Society Natural Sciences, National Geographical...

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Biographical Sketch of Frederick B. Ayer

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Ayer, Frederick B.; insurance; born, Unity, N. H., Oct. 27, 1874; son of Benjamin F. and Susan V. Bailey Ayer; educated, Preparatory School Kenyon Military Academy, Gambier, O., 1890-91; Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., class of 1896, degree A. B.; married, Ashtabula, O., June 15, 1899, Agnes Louise Goddard; issue, Edwin, born Aug. 2, 1901, Ethel Louise, born Jan. 22, 1905, Margaret, born Nov. 11, 1906; taught school at Kenyon Military Academy Sept., 1896 to June, 1899; principal of school at Versailles, Ky., from Sept., 1899 to May, 1903; May 1, 1903, became associated with Fred P. Thomas in insurance business in Cleveland; vice pres. and director The Fred P. Thomas Co.; member Chamber of Commerce; Delta Upsilon fraternity. Recreations: Tennis, baseball and...

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Biographical Sketch of Leon Brooks Bacon

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Bacon, Leon Brooks; lawyer; born, Taberg, Oneida County, N. Y., July 24, 1870; son of Sidney Brooks and Esther D. (Munger) Bacon; grandson of Rufus Bacon, graduate of Harvard College, 1810, and Ann Tucker (Dalton) Bacon, of Boston, Mass.; B. A., Williams College, 1893; LL. B., Syracuse University, 1899, admitted to the bar in New York, 1898, and in Ohio, 1903; Publishers Weekly office 1894-1895, in business London, England, 1895-1896; married at Philadelphia, Pa., July 24, 1900, Anna Osborne Anthony, niece of Susan B. Anthony; children, Harriet Anthony, Ann Dalton and Susan Anthony; compiled History of Descendants of Michael Bacon of Dedham, Mass., 1640, and History of Descendants of John Anthony, Jr., of Portsmouth, R. I., 1634; director The Star Lubricating Oil Company; editor for Northern Ohio, The Williams Alumni Review; secretary The New England Society of Cleveland and the Western Reserve; secretary Men’s League for Woman Suffrage in the State of Ohio; Municipal Ass’n of Cleveland; past pres. Williams Alumni Association of Cleveland; member of special committee of Chamber of Commerce to draw bill for Cleveland Municipal Court, passed by the General Assembly, 1910; chairman Committee of Constitutional Convention Conference composed of 25 Civic Organizations of Cuyahoga County to elect delegates to Ohio Constitutional Convention, 1911; member Kappa Alpha Society of Williams College, Phi Delta...

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Biographical Sketch of Jacob Dolson Cox, Jr.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Cox, Jacob Dolson, Jr.; manfg.; born, Cleveland, Nov. 1, 1881; son of Jacob Dolson and Ellen Prentiss Cox; educated Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., class of 1903, degree A. B.; January to December 1910, McFadden Logging Co., Ltd.; Vancouver, B. C.; January, 1911, Cleveland Twist Drill Co.; October 1911, to date, 3rd vice pres. and director Cleveland Twist Drill Co.; member Chamber of Commerce, and Chi Psi Club; member Phi Beta Kappa; Williams College Fraternity; member Country and University Clubs. Recreations: Golf, Motoring and...

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Biographical Sketch of George P. Comey

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Comey, George P.; manufacturer; born, Brooklyn, N. Y., April 21, 1858; son of George P. and Clara Dean Comey; educated, Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and Connecticut Literary Institute, at Suffield, Conn.; married, Hinsdale, Mass., June 29, 1881, Miss Nannie J. Gill; issue, seven children, Clara M., Florence L., George Lawrence, Frederick Harlan, Ralph, Harold and Robert; business career with his father and uncle in New York City, in the manufacture of ladies’ hats and straw goods for two years, came to Cleveland in 1880, and engaged in the same business with J. G. Pettee & Co.; after three years bought Mr. Pettee’s interest, and organized the firm of Comey & Johnson; Mr. Johnson died in 1905, and the firm was re-incorporated; pres. the Comey & Johnson Co., pioneer firm in Cleveland in the manufacture of women’s straw and felt hats, and one of the largest firms of its kind in the U. S.; director The First National Bank; vice pres. The American Artificial Silk Co.; member Union, Euclid and Automobile...

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Biographical Sketch of Samuel Douglas Dodge

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Dodge, Samuel Douglas; lawyer; born, Cleveland, Aug. 25, 1885; son of George C. and Lucy A. Burton Dodge; educated private schools of Cleveland, Graylock Institute, at South Williamstown, Mass.; graduated from Williams College with degree of B. A. in 1877; law course at Columbia University, LL. B., 1879; married, Cleveland, Oct. 25, 1882, Miss Jeanette Groff; issue, Henry Groff Dodge, born, Oct. 24, 1883, and Miss Janet Dodge; entered active law practice in the office of Virgil P. Kline, and later in the office of Judge E. J. Blandin; has devoted his time to general practice and real estate law; has dealt in real estate also; in charge of the business of The Euclid Heights Realty Co., for four years; beginning in 1886, asst. district atty. under appointment of President Cleveland; 1890 to 1895, in private practice; appointed United States District Atty. under President Cleveland’s second administration; served until 1900; served two terms on the Board of Education; member Chamber of Commerce; member Ohio State Board of Pardons since 1905; in 1900, elected sec’y Cleveland Humane Society, filled that position for 7 years; member Presbyterian Church, Union, University, Country and Euclid Clubs; member Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity, Williams...

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Biographical Sketch of William Erastus Cushing

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Cushing, William Erastus; lawyer, born, Cleveland, Sept. 23, 1853; son of Henry Kirke and Betsy Maria Williams Cushing; educated Western Reserve College, A. B., 1875; Harvard Law School, LL. B., 1878; married, Pittsfield, Mass., June 4, 1884, Carolyn J. Kellogg; served a number of years as member of Ohio State Board of Commissioners on Uniform Laws, member law firm Cushing Siddall & Lamb; trustee University School, Adelbert College, First Presbyterian...

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Biographical Sketch of Orlando Hall

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Hall, Orlando; mngr. of estates; born, Summit county, O., Sept. 28, 1855; son of Orlando and Sophia Towne Hall; educated, private schools, Cleveland Academy, Greylock Institute, Williamstown, Mass.; graduated from Yale in 1877, B. A.; studied law with Judge R. P. Ranney; took a course of law lectures for one year, and completed law studies in Columbia Law School, New York City; admitted to the bar in 1880, and began the practice of law in Cleveland; withdrew from the practice of law to devote time to private interests; owner of large property in Akron, which has been allotted; Republican; member Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Yale and Union, Tavern, Country and Roadside Clubs, Cleveland; University and Yale Clubs, New York...

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Biographical Sketch of James Rudolph Garfield

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Garfield, James Rudolph; ex-Secretary of the Interior; born, Hiram, O., Oct. 17, 1865; son of James Abram (20th President of the U. S.) and Lucretia Rudolph Garfield (q. v.); brother of Harry Augustus G. (q. v.) ; A. B., Williams College, 1885; studied Columbia Law School.; (LL. D., University of Pittsburg, 1909) ; married, Helen Newell, of Chicago, Dee. 30, 1890; admitted to bar, 1888; member Ohio Senate, 1896-1899; member U. S. Civil Service Commission, 1902-1903; commissioner of corporations, U. S. Dept. of Commerce and Labor, 1903-1907; Sec’y of the Interior in cabinet of President Roosevelt, March 4, 1907-March 4, 1909; in law practice at Cleveland since 1909;...

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