Location: Berkshire Vermont

Biography of Leland J. Graves, M.D.

Leland J. Graves, M.D., was a progressive physician of Claremont, who by the introduction of more advanced ideas in the treatment of disease aided considerably in carrying the healing art to its present high standard of excellence. It is a well-known fact that the greatest amount of good in the way of scientific development has been accomplished by self-made men, and the subject of this sketch belonged to that worthy type of American citizenship. Leland J. Graves was born in Berkshire, Franklin County, Vt., May 24, 1812, son of David J. and Mary (Leland) Graves. The founder of the family came from England, where its printed genealogical record covers a period of eight hundred years. The original form of the name was Greaves. Thomas Greaves, who ranked as a Rear Admiral in the Royal Navy, settled in Charlestown, Mass., in 1636; and his family was prominent in early Colonial affairs. His son was one of the first physicians graduated from Harvard College; and a grandson, who also graduated from that institution, became a Judge. Dr. Graves’s great-grandfather was Peter Greaves. His grandfather, Luther Greaves, who resided in Leominster, Mass., was born April 20, 1749. Luther served in the Revolutionary War as a minute-man in Sergeant Samuel Sawyer’s company, and was a Lieutenant in the company of Captain Ephraim Harris from May, 1778, to July 31, 1779. He died in...

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Biographical Sketch of Robert Ellsworth Lewis

Lewis, Robert Ellsworth; gen. sec’y Y. M. C. A.; born, Berkshire, Vermont, Sept. 28, 1869; son of C. P. V. and Ellen E. Haynes Lewis; University of Vermont, class of 1892, degrees Ph. D., M. A., L. H. D.; married, Brookline, Massachusetts, Aug. 24, 1893, Grace Mason Brackett (Wellesley, 1890); issue, five sons, three daughters; captain and aide staff Brig. Gen. J. J. Estey, Vermont National Guard, 1892-1894; expedition relief Peking, China, 1900, attached to 14th infantry staff until after capture of Peking; began career as college Y. M. C. A. sec’y in Massachusetts and Rhode Island; national traveling sec’y S. V. M. F. M.; sec’y International Committee, Y. M. C. A., in China 1898-1907; state sec’y, Ohio, 1908; gen. sec’y, Cleveland, 1909; built largest Y. M. C. A. in Asia; built Martyrs’ Memorial Hall, in national memory of Boxer massacres from 1910-1913, Cleveland Y. M. C. A. rehoused in three new buildings at cost of $1,090,000; director Institute and Training School, Chicago; member corp. International College, Springfield, Mass.; chairman General Committee on Vocational Guidance; member Royal Asiatic Society, Am. Ass’n of China, National Geographic Society, Am. Ass’n of Labor Legislation, Chamber of Commerce, Phi Delta Theta, University, and City Clubs. Author: Educational Conquest of the Far East; Government Education in Japan, published by U. S. Government and translated and published in Chinese by Chinese government; articles in North...

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Caroline Woods Todd Sykes of Berkshire VT

SYKES, Caroline Woods Todd7, (Samuel6, Eliel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born March 2, 1814, in Enosburg, Vt., died Sept. 25, 1888, in Berkshire, Vt., of dysentery, married Nov. 24, 1844, Ashbel, son of Asa Sykes, of East Berkshire, Vt. Children: I. Fannie Alathea, b. Sept. 28, 1845, in East Berkshire, Vt., d. April 1889, in Enosburg, Vt. of pneumonia, m. Oct. 10, 1886, Charles, son of Harden Allen, of Enosburg, Vt. II. Alfred Samuel, b. Aug. 16, 1847, in East Berkshire, Vt., m. Abbey Sampson, of East Berkshire, Vt. III. Ellen Parmelia, b. July 4, 1850, in East Berkshire, Vt., m. Jan. 2, 1884, Naman Gibson, who lived in...

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Alathea Lawrence Todd Sykes of Berkshire VT

SYKES, Alathea Lawrence Todd7, (Samuel6, Eliel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 5, 1811, in Enosburg, Vt., died Oct. 30, 1890, in Berkshire, Vt., of heart disease, married Dec. 3, 1840, Heman, son of Asa Sykes, of East Berkshire, Vt. Children: I. Preston Eugene, b. Dec. 26, 1843, m. Feb. 28, 1873, Alzina Albertine, daughter of Terrance Courtney, of Broome, Province of Quebec, Canada. II. Mary Alathea, b. Dec. 17, 1847, in East Berkshire, Vt. III. Hannah Caroline, b. Sept. 7, 1850, in East Berkshire, Vt., m. Matthew Peterson, in Donaldson, Kittson County, Minn. She is now (1917) living in Berkshire,...

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