William Sheridan Todd of Ridgefield CT

William Sheridan Todd7, (David6, Titus5, Titus4, Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Jan. 1, 1840, died Feb. 19, 1893, in Ridgefield, Conn., married, May 6, 1873, Mary J. Conklin, who was born Oct. 6, 1841. She is now (1911) living with her eldest son in Greenwich, Conn. He attended the public schools in the various towns to which his father was called, he being a Methodist minister. When twenty years of age he entered Wesleyan University graduating in the class of ’64. He then took up teaching becoming the classical teacher in the Peter Parley School in Ridgefield, Conn. Later he decided to take up the practice of medicine. In order to do this he went to Essex, Conn., where he became principal of Hill’s Academy, where he could obtain the valued advice of a prominent physician in the town, teaching and studying at the same time. From there he entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, N. Y. After graduating, the young doctor started the practice of medicine in Ridgefield, Conn., but finding the fruits of his labor insufficient, he accepted a position as teacher in the then high classed preparatory school, High Ridge Institute in Ridgefield. He also continued to practice his profession as best he could. In 1876, he married Mary Jane Conklin, of Essex, Conn., an acquaintance made during his college days, having just...

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