Location: Lee Massachusetts

Lydia Todd Monson of Wallingford CT

MONSON, Lydia Todd5, (Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 21, 1744, died about 1834, married July 2, 1761, John, son of Moses and Phebe (Merriman) Munson, who was born in Wallingford, Conn. Aug. 2, 1740, died in 1828. He was a farmer and cooper. They lived in Wallingford, New Haven (Mt. Carmel), Goshen and Litchfield, Conn., and Lee, Mass. Children: I. Lydia, b. April 29, 1762, in Wallingford, Conn., m. about 1792, Job Picket; they had four sons. II. Moses. III. Ruth, b. 1765. IV. Lucy, b. May 22, 1768. V. Caleb Todd, b. Feb. 5, 1771, in Goshen, Conn. VI. Diodama, b. Feb. 18, 1775, d. young. VII. Asa, b. Jan. 26, 1778, d. young; he and Diodama “were buried in one grave,” having died, it is believed, of...

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Biography of George S. Wickham, M.D.

GEORGE S. WICKHAM, M. D. – Bringing to his profession a large ability, supplemented by a tireless energy and directed by his splendid preparation, Dr. George S. Wickham, of Lee, stands among the noteworthy physicians of Berkshire County. Active in practice only since the recent war, Dr. Wickham has established his name in this section as that of a thoroughly able and forward looking professional man, and in his future his friends are confident that the community will be greatly benefited. Dr. Wickham is a son of Nicholas and Ellen (Smallwood) Wickham, his father died in February, 1g09, but his mother is still living. They were the parents of five children: John, now pastor of St. Brendan’s Church in New York City; Joseph, professor of English at New York City College; Thomas, a noted surgeon of Boston; Helena, wife of Dr. Thomas Hennelly, of Pittsfield; and George S., of further mention. George S. Wickham was born in Lee, January 25, 1893 Receiving his early education in the public schools of his birthplace, he graduated from the Lee High School in 1909, from Holy Cross College in 1914, and from Harvard Medical College in 1918 Dr. Wickham gained his institutional experience at the Boston City Hospital, serving his internship during the years 1918 and 1919. During this time he was a member of the Medical Reserve Corps, and in October...

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Biography of John Leo McLaughlin

JOHN LEO McLAUGHLIN – There is a man in Pittsfield who is the living exponent of the principle put into practical use in that city, to wit: That a cooperative coal yard can be run successfully over a course of years, secure good coal for its customers, pay dividends to its shareholders and a patronage refund to its consumers, and at the same time disabuse the general public’s mind of the idea that such a scheme of business cannot be made to pay. The man who has demonstrated the above salient facts is John Leo McLaughlin, manager of the Pittsfield Cooperative Coal Company, which has made history for itself, as well as the city that has been the scene of its operations for eighteen years. Mr. McLaughlin is the man at the helm of the cooperative company, and he has at his back 2,000 satisfied customers and seven hundred stockholders, whose number includes some of the most influential people of the city; and the record of the volume of business done through the yards is a quarter of a million dollars gross a year. These magnificent results are the fruition of a plan that had its inception in a seemingly minor labor difficulty which arose when eight coal team drivers asked their employer to increase their wages from $9 to $10 a week; and upon his refusal of their...

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