Location: Bridgeport Connecticut

Biography of George Musalas Colvocoresses

Born in Scio, Grecian Archipelago, October 22, 1816. During the Greek Revolution the Turks invaded that island in 1822, and after narrowly escaping the massacre that followed, George with his mother and two young sisters were carried captives to Smyrna. Through friends in that city he was ransomed and sent in an American brig to Baltimore; much kindness was shown him by members of the Greek Relief Committee, and the story of his misfortunes excited the sympathy of Captain Alden Partridge, head of the military academy then at Norwich, who offered to receive and provide for young Colvocoresses as...

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Biographical Sketch of Albert R. Teachout

Teachout, Albert R.; mnfr. and merchant; born, Royalton, O., June, 12, 1852; son of Abraham and Julia Ann Tousley Teachout; educated, public schools and Hiram College; married, Bridgeport, Conn., Dec. 17, 1873, Sarah Parmly; issue, Kate P., Albert R., Jr., and David William; associated with his father in the mercantile business in Cleveland in the fall of 1873; business first known as A. R. Teachout & Son; in 1889, incorporated as The A. Teachout Co., manufacturers of and dealers in doors, glass, mantles, and interior finish; in forty years, the business has grown to large proportions. and the house now stands at the head in their line; pres. The Teachout Sash, Door & Glass Co., Columbus, O.; pres. Euclid Ave. Lumber Co., Broadway Lumber Co., Edgewater Lumber Co., and The Teachout Realty Co., Columbus, O.; trustee Hiram College, Ohio Christian Missionary Society, Women’s Hospital, Industrial School and Home; member Union Club. Recreation:...

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Sophia Todd Hartwell of Bridgeport CT

HARTWELL, Sophia Todd7, (Eli6, Jonah5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Oct. 24, 1790, died Oct. 29, 1882, married Sherman, son of Isaac Hartwell, of Bridgeport, Conn., who was born Dec. 2, 1790, died Jan. 16, 1876. He was president of one of the Bridgeport banks. Children: I. Mary Elizabeth, b. Sept. 29, 1818, m. Simeon B. Chittenden, had three children. II. Rachael Thompson, b. Sept. 6, 1822, m. Timothy P. Chapman. Issue: (1) Hartwell; (2) Timothy; (3) John. III. Eli Merwin, b. Aug. 21, 1827, d. Oct. 12, 1829. IV. Sidney, b. Sept. 12, 1832, d. Sept. 18, 1833. V. Sophia Todd, b. 1830, m. Aug. 22, 1850, John N. Bonesteel. He was a merchant. VI. Cornelia Boardman, b. Sept. 2, 1834, m. April 25, 1855, Robert Hubbard. Issue: (1) Sherman, b. March 6, 1861; (2) Sophia Todd, b. 1864; (3)...

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Emerett Almeda Todd Curley of Bridgeport CT

CURLEY, Emerett Almeda Todd9, (Henry8, Ezra L.7, Ezra L.6, James5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Feb. 17, 1857, in Waterbury, Conn., died May 25, 1915, in Bridgeport, Conn., married at the John Street M. E. Church, in New York City, Dec. 24, 1890, John J. Curley. They lived in Bridgeport, Conn., where their children were born. Children: I. Francis Henry, b. Sept. 18, 1892. II. Howard John, b. April 21,...

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Henry Todd of Bridgeport CT

Henry Todd8, (Ezra L.7, Ezra L.6, James5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 28, 1828, in Wolcott, Conn., died July 8, 1897, in Bridgeport, Conn., married April, 1852, Almeda Newton, who was born in 1826, in Woodbridge, Conn., died Dec. 12, 1901, in Bridgeport, Conn. Children: *2278. Wilmer Lewis, b. Sept. 1, 1853. *2279. Emerett Almeda, b. Feb. 17, 1857. 2280. Elbert Henry, b. Sept. 25, 1861; he was twice m. first, July 3, 1893, Mary A. Sutherland, who was b. in New York City, d. May 12, 1916; second, March 12, 1918, Helen Lucretia Murdock. No children. He is a Methodist...

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Ira Gardner Todd of Hampshire County MA

Ira Gardner Todd8, (Iru S.7, Justus6, Asa5, Gershom4, Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Oct. 2, 1837, in Northampton, Mass., died Aug. 22, 1894, in Bridgeport, Conn. He, his wife and daughter are buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Florence, Mass., he married Dec. 4, 1866, Esther Luella, daughter of Jeremiah and Laura P. (Ellis) Boyden, who was born July 22, 1849, died Sept. 15, 1913, in Oak Bluffs, Mass. He was a machinist by trade and worked at it for several years in Florence, Mass. In 1881, he went to Bridgeport, Conn., where he secured a position and was followed the next year by his family. He worked there at his trade for some years, until a few years before his death when he entered the employ of a lady who lived in New York City, who was interested in perfecting a sewing machine equiped with a rotary shuttle. He devoted the last years of his life to this work, it seeming to be a congenial task, as he had had some experience in the principles of sewing machine construction, as he worked for the company in Florence, Mass., that manufactured what was called the “Florence” sewing machine. He was a veteran of the civil war, having enlisted in Company G., 37th regiment M. V. M. and served through the war, part of the time as a musician. Children: 2344. Frank...

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Biographical Sketch of E. G. Judson

E. G. Judson. About 1881-’82 Judson & Brown secured 1,500 acres of land on the sloping hillsides south of the Mill Creek zanja, surveyed and platted the same into five, ten and twenty-acre lots, with wide avenues traversing the whole plat. This enterprise was regarded as an experiment from the fact that the red soil of the slope had never been tested as to its adaptability to horticultural pursuits. With plenty of water and good cultivation the doubt as to the value of the land was soon removed and the success of the colony enterprise was assured. Thus encouraged the projectors enlarged their possessions by additional purchases, until they had between three and four thousand acres in their colony, which, on account of the color of the soil, they named Redlands. This was the fourth city incorporated within San Bernardino County. November 26, 1888, the citizens, in accordance with the general laws of the State, voted as follows on incorporation: whole number of votes cast, 283; for incorporation, 216. Officers elected were: Trustees, E. G. Judson, J. B. Glover, B. W. Cave, C. N. Andrews. H. H. Sinclair; Clerk, L. W. Clark; Marshal, W. C. Brumagim; Treasurer, F. P. Morrison. Mr. Judson was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and was educated there and at Amherst. He first went into the book business in New York City, where he was afterward...

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Biography of Isaac Mills

ISAAC MILLS – Descended from a sterling New England ancestry, Isaac Mills was born in Southwick, Massachusetts, January 29, 1826, the son of John Mills; who was a notable figure in that region and the State, and served as United States District Attorney and State Senator. Isaac Mills attended the private schools of Mr. Lawton and Mr. Lombard, where many leading citizens received their early training. For a time he also attended Monson Academy, but was not graduated from that institution. He entered business life as a railroad clerk in the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad office at Bridgeport, Connecticut. From that position he went to Scranton, Pennsylvania, remaining for a time, and later returned to Springfield, to which his father had removed when Isaac was but ten years old. In Springfield he became a junior partner in the firm of Deane, Packard & Mills, car builders. About that time Mr. Mills married Ann L. Palmer, the oldest daughter of Edward Palmer, a prominent man of his day. Mr. Palmer was the manager of transportation from Springfield to Hartford, and captain of the steamboat “John Cooley.” in 1831. In 1846 he sold out his steamboat interest to the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, and bought an interest in the coal business with Mr. Ashley. Mr. Mills entered the employ of his father-in-law, and thus became...

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Biography of Dwight Morris Billings

DWIGHT MORRIS BILLINGS, of Amherst, Massachusetts, treasurer of The Hills Manufacturing Company, producers of hats, was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, February 17, 1866. (I) His ancestry in America probably goes back to Richard Billings, who received a grant of six acres of land in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1640. In 1659 he signed a contract with Governor Webster and others to remove to and settle at Hadley. The removal was made in 1661, and he lived in that part of the town which became Hatfield. He died March 3, 1679. He married Margery, surname unknown, who died December 5, 1679. (II) Samuel Billings, son of Richard and Margery Billings, resided in Hatfield, and died there February 1, 1678. He married, in 1661, Sarah Fellows, daughter of Richard and Ursula Fellows. She married (second), October 9, 1678, Samuel Belden, Jr., and died February 5, 1713. Children: Samuel, of further mention; Ebenezer, born October 29, 1669; Sarah, died July s5, 1674; Richard, born April 7, 1672; John, born October 11, 1674, killed by Indians July 15 1698; Sarah, born October 18, 1676. (III) Samuel Billings, son of Samuel and Sarah (Fellows) Billings, was born in Hatfield, January 8, 1665. He married (first), November 18, 1686, Hannah Wright, who died November 18, 1687; (second), Rebecca] Miller, widow, born March 26, 1661, daughter of John and Sarah (Heald) Miller. Children: Samuel, Sarah, born March...

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Petrucci, Lawrence “Buzz” – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Lawrence “Buzz” Petrucci, 56, of Baker City died June 5, 2002, at his home after an illness. There will be a celebration of his life at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Baker City Christian Church, 2998 Eighth St. Pastor Roger Scovil will officiate. There will be a time of fellowship and sharing after the service at 440 Third Street. “Buzz” was born on Jan. 7, 1946, at Bridgeport, Conn. He was a son of Larry and Bertha Alice Sherwood Petrucci. He was raised at Southbury, Conn., and received his education there. He entered the U.S. Army on Dec. 30, 1966, and served as a motor pool mechanic in Germany for two years. After getting out of the service, he returned to Southbury and worked at the Department of Transportation. After leaving the DOT, he then apprenticed as a plumber, later receiving his journeyman certification. He worked his way to Washington and Oregon, where he met Kathy Warren at Molalla. They were married on Nov. 14, 1981, at Vancouver, Wash. They moved to Baker City in 1982. “Buzz” started his own plumbing business, “Buzz’s Plumbing,” in 1985 and continued to work in it until his illness in 2001. “Buzz” was a avid archery hunter and made his own arrows. He enjoyed people and loved to visit. He was always a happy person who loved being with his...

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