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Descendants of Joseph Borden of Fall River MA

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now BORDEN (Fall River family – line of Joseph, fourth generation). The Borden family is an ancient one both here in New England and over the water in old England, as well as one of historic interest and distinction. The New England branch has directly or indirectly traced the lineage of the American ancestor, Richard Borden, many generations back in English history. His first English forbear went over to England from Bourdonnay, Normandy, as a soldier under William the Conquerer, and after the battle of Hastings  –...

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Biography of Charles Swing Brown

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Charles Swing Brown, president of the Hall & Brown Woodworking Machinery Company of St. Louis, was born at Brown Mills, New Jersey, November 27, 1852, his parents being George C. and Harriett (Swing) Brown. He obtained his education in public and private schools at New Egypt, New Jersey, and in early life began learning the machinist trade as an employe of the H. B. Smith Machine Company of Smithville, New Jersey, with which he remained from 1870 until 1877, gaining a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of every phase of the business during that period. He worked his way steadily upward and had risen to the position of pattern maker ere he severed his connection with the firm. In the year 1877 Mr. Brown arrived in St. Louis and here became associated with Gorham O. Hall and organized the firm of Hall & Brown for the conduct of a business in the general manufacture of woodworking machinery. They incorporated the business in 1886 as the Hall & Brown Woodworking Machinery Company, with G. O. Hall as the president and C. S. Brown as vice president and treasurer, while Alfred Webb became secretary. Upon the death of Mr. Hall in 1897 Mr. Brown was chosen to the presidency, while John F. Judd became vice president, William Waltering secretary...

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Biography of Frank H. Roberts

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Frank H. Roberts is proprietor and editor of the Oskaloosa Independent. The Independent enjoys distinction among Kansas newspapers. It was established in 1860 by his father, the late John W. Roberts. It had been published continuously and successfully during all the intervening years by father and son. No other newspaper in Kansas had been published so many years in one locality. The town let in Oskaloosa where John W. Roberts began his pioneer enterprise as a newspaper publisher fifty-seven years ago is still the site of the present plant of the Independent, and in this quality of permanence and stability, hardly any other institution excels the Independent. The present proprietor of the paper was born at Waynesville in Warren County, Ohio, July 25, 1851. His paternal ancestors came originally from England. There were three Roberts brothers, all of whom settled in New Jersey in Colonial times. The grandfather, John Roberts, was born in 1790 and was a pioneer settler in Western Ohio, following farming there, and acquiring ownership of an entire section of land. An important feature of the Roberts farm in Montgomery County, Ohio, was two large maple sugar orchards. John W. Roberts, whose name is one that will always command respect in the annals of Kansas journalism, was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, in...

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Biographical Sketch of Thomas Henry Geer

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Geer, Thomas Henry; general insurance; born, Ledyard, Conn., Sept. 3, 1840; son of Nathaniela Bellows and Julia Davis Geer; educated, common schools, Ledyard, Conn.; 1854, Irving Institute, Tarrytown, N. Y.; 1857, State Normal School, Westfield, Mass.; graduate, 1861-1862, Norwich Academy, Norwich, Conn.; married, Poquetanuck, Conn., June 30, 1868, Fanny Halsey Brewster; one daughter, Mary Brewster Geer; Republican in polities; 1859, teacher Grammar School, West Gloucester, Mass.; 1860, principal of High School, Rockport, Mass., 1862-1865, teacher Burlington College, Burlington, N. J., 1866 to date, general insurance business, Cleveland; pres. The Thomas H. Geer Co.; sec’y The Triton Steamship Co.; sec ‘y and pres. Cleveland Life Underwriter’s Ass’n; sec’y Life Underwriter’s Ass’n of Ohio; treas., vice pres. and pres. Cleveland Board of Underwriters; Pres. National Ass’n of Local Fire Insurance Agents; director The Cleveland Humane Society; vestryman Trinity Cathedral; member Athletic...

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Biographical Sketch of Hunter Robby

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Robby, Hunter; physician; born at Burlington, N. J., 1863; son of Thomas and Caroline (Woolman) Robb; educated, Episcopal Academy, Philadelphia, Burlington (N. J.) College; M. D., University of Pennsylvania, 1884; married Isabel Adams Hampton, of Welland, Out., 1894; resident physician, Presbyterian and Episcopal hospital, Philadelphia, 1884-1886; asst. surgeon, Kensington Hospital for Women, 1888-1889; associate in gynecology, Johns Hopkins University and Hospital, 1889-1894; in practice at Cleveland since 1894; prof. gynecology, Western Reserve University; visiting gynecologist, Lakeside Hospital, Cleveland; member American Gynecological Society, Obstetric and Gynecological Society of Paris; Episcopalian; Republican. Clubs: Union, University. Author: Aseptic Surgical Technique, 1894; Contributor to Hare’s System of Therapeutics, 1891; Keating & Coe’s Gynecology, 1894; Jewett’s System of Obstetrics, 1900; Reed’s Gynecology, 1901. Has written numerous papers on surgical technique and diseases of...

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Biography of Horace Saunders

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Horace Saunders, one of the representative orange-growers of Riverside, owns a ten-acre tract on Colton avenue, on the corner of Russell street, about one mile north of the business center of Riverside. This grove was planted with seedling oranges as early as 1872 by its then owner, W. P Russell, and later many of the seedlings were replaced by budded trees. The grove now contains 800 seedlings and 400 budded orange trees, besides a small variety of deciduous fruits for family use. Mr. Saunders purchased the place in 1880, and has since conducted its cultivation. He has made many improvements and secured a success in his horticultural industry, his orange grove justly ranking among the finest and most productive in the valley. His orange trees occupy eight acres, and the crop of 1888-’89 sold on the trees for $3,675; this is a yield of over $150 per acre. Crop of 1889-’90 sold on the trees for $1,550. Everything about his place is characterized by a prolific yield. A magnificent grapevine of the Catawba variety; sixteen years old, gives a yield of over 300 pounds of grapes a year. Although he has one of the best locations in Riverside, with rich, deep soil, and admirable irrigation, much of his success must be justly attributed to the watchful...

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Unalachtigo Tribe

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Unalachtigo Indians (properly W’nalātchtko, people who live near the ocean,’ because of their proximity to Delaware Bay – Brinton). The southernmost of the three main divisions of the Delaware, occupying the west bank of Delaware river, in Delaware, and probably also the east bank, in New Jersey, since many of the Delaware were forced to cross the river to escape the inroads of the Conestoga. Their totem was the turkey, whence they have been known as the Turkey tribe of the Delaware. According to Brinton the totem has no reference to gentes, but was merely the emblem of a geographic division. Their principal seat was Chikohoki, on the site of Burlington, New Jersey....

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Biographical Sketch of Klaine, N.B.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now N. B. Klaine, editor of the Dodge City Times. The paper was established May 20, 1876. He became editor and proprietor in November 1877. The above newspaper now has a circulation of 600, and is Republican in politics. Mr. Klaine first came to Dodge City in November, 1877, and engaged as a Journalist. He took charge of the Dodge City post office by appointment January 23, 1883. He was born in Bordentown, N. J., and February 5, 1839. He came with his parents to Rock Island, Ill., in 1851, where he lived until 1859; thence to St. Louis, Mo. He enlisted in August 1862, in Company K, Tenth Missouri Cavalry. Was commissioned Second Lieutenant. Commanded his company one year. He participated in all the battles of his command and was mustered out in May 1864. He went to Warrensburg, Mo., in 1865, and began the publication of the Warrensburg Standard, which he continued for ten years. He was City Clerk of the latter place for a year. He represented Johnson County in the Legislature of that State in 1869-1870. He served as City Councilman of the latter city and was Supervisor of Registration of Johnson County, Kan., in 1866. Served as Probate Judge of Ford County, Kan., in 1879-80; City Treasurer of Dodge City in 1882,...

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