Location: Tioga County NY

Biography of L. S. Hall, M. D.

One of the first physicians to locate at the Town of Augusta in Butler County was Dr. L. S. Hall. That was nearly forty years ago. For a number of years Doctor Hall lived outside of Kansas, but the greater part of his professional career had been identified with a town that had since developed into a thriving city, the center of one of the greatest oil districts in Southern Kansas. Doctor Hall had done a great deal of good through his profession, and had lived a well rounded and complete life. His is an excellent ancestry. Doctor Hall was born at Spencer, New York, April 17, 1855. In the paternal line he is of Scotch-Irish descent, the Halls having come to New York state in Colonial times. His grandfather, Lewis Hall, was born on Long Island near New York City. He afterwards acquired a farm on the shores of Lake Cayuga, six miles from Ithaca, New York, and lived there until his death in 1861. His death was the result of an accident when his horse ran away. He had had a military training and served in the New York State Militia. His church was the Presbyterian. Lewis Hall married Miss Elizabeth Corey, a native of New York State. Doctor Hall’s father was H. S. Hall, who was born in Orange County, New York, in 1810. He spent...

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Biographical Sketch of John Davison Rockefeller

Rockefeller, John Davison; capitalist; born, Richford, N. Y., July 8, 1839; son of William Avery and Eliza (Davison) Rockefeller; brother of William R. (q. v.); moved to Cleveland, O., 1853; public school education; married Laura C. Spelman, of Cleveland, Sept. 8, 1864; father of John Davison, Jr., and Edith Rockefeller McCormick (both q. v.); was clerk in forwarding and commission house at 19, partner in firm of Clark & Rockefeller, commission merchants; firm became Andrews, Clark & Co., and engaged in oil business; in 1865, the firm, then William Rockefeller & Co., built Standard Oil Works, Cleveland; this was consolidated with others in Standard Oil Co., 1870; other interests were later acquired and the Standard Oil Trust was formed, 1882, but dissolved, 1892; the various Standard Oil companies being operated separately, with Mr. Rockefeller at the head of the entire business, until Dec. 4, 1911, when be retired; be has given a total of $43,000,000 to the General Education Board, of which he gave $32,000,000 at one time, February, 1907; also over $23,000,000 to University of Chicago; a $100,000 building, 3,000 vols. on Greek art and literature, and money donations to Vassar; $1,375,000 to Barnard College; $250,000 to American Baptist Missionary Union and Home Missionary Society; $1,000,000 to Yale, 1905; endowed Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, New York, with $1,825,000; Southern Education Fund, $1,126,000; Harvard, $1,000-000, Teachers College, $500,000,...

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Biographical Sketch of Frank Rockefeller

Rockefeller, Frank; capitalist; born at Richford, Tioga County, N. Y., in 1845, where he lived for several years, until his father and brothers moved to Cleveland; for several years, he followed various occupations, until he became interested with his brother, John D. Rockefeller, in the oil business, becoming one of the principal promoters of the Standard Oil Co.; retired from active business interests in 1895; he has a summer home at Wycliffe, O., and a big ranch in Kansas; member Union, Columbia and Roadside Clubs, Cleveland, and the Ohio Society, N. Y.;...

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Bidwell, Mary A. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Died-At North Powder, Oregon, Tuesday, August 30, 1921, Mary A. Bidwell, age 82 years and 5 months. The funeral took place from the M. E. Church, Union, Oregon, Thursday, September 1, at 2 p.m. Mary Ann Gilbert was born March 31, 1839, at Spencer, New York. When but a small child she moved with her parents to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, where she lived till she reached womanhood. On September 5, 1859, she was united in marriage to Charles C. Bidwell who passed away November 25, 1915. To this union were born five children, four of whom survive her. They are Chester, of Island City; Frank A., Homer C., and Mrs. Emma Clark, of North Powder, Oregon. The family moved to Missouri and after several years residence there they came to Union, Oregon, where she lived continuously until in June, when, with her daughter, moved to North Powder to be near the sons living there. In early life she united with the Methodist church, of which she was a faithful member until her death. She was a member of Preston W. R. C. No. 22. She was a kind and devoted mother, a good friend and neighbor and to know her was to live her. She had been ill for over six years and was a great sufferer, and death came as a relief....

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Josiah Todd of North Haven CT

Josiah Todd6, (Dan5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 18, 1794, in North Haven, Conn., died Oct. 22, 1869, married June 17, 1816, Elizabeth, daughter of Jesse and Patience (Todd) Clinton, who was born Sept. 20, 1796, died Nov. 18, 1886. For her mothers ancestry, see number 213. They lived first in North Haven, Conn., then Newark Valley, N. Y., and later they returned to North Haven. Josiah Todd was a prominent man in town, school, society and military matters for about fifteen years. He was orderly sergeant for some ten years in the old militia company and was more than once offered a commission, but declined, partly on the ground that with his growing family his means would not allow. I think I can truthfully say from my own personal knowledge and what has been told me by those who were contemporary, and members of the company with him, that no one equaled him in all the varied tactics with company drill. He was very prompt in commanding orders, and trained members of the company in the manuel of arms to great exactness and promptitude. It was common in those days, for an orderly sergeant to form the company, which, under his direction was very quickly done, and after short drill in the manuel of arms, which usually took place on the ‘Green’, a little north and west...

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Frederick Handel Todd of Newark Valley NY

Frederick Handel Todd7, (Josiah6, Dan5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Feb. 26, 1819, in North Haven, Conn., died March 18, 1868, married Sept. 17, 1850, Phebe Elizabeth, daughter of Williams and Maria (Benjamin) Slosson, who was born March 9, 1830, in Newark Valley, where also she was married at her fathers house. His father removed with his family to Newark Valley, when he was about thirteen years of age, and being in poor circumstances could give his son only the advantages of a common school education. Upon arriving at the age of manhood Mr. Todd became a tanner (which was his fathers occupation in life), which business he followed for a number of years; he also opened and carried on a store for the sale of general merchandise at Newark Valley, N. Y. In 1858, Mr. Todd made a purchase of lumber lands in northern Michigan, and seven years later, or thereabouts, began operations in clearing, lumbering, etc., in that State. He was drowned in the Muskegon River while attempting to cross the boom or shute, letting out the logs, the current being very rapid. He was a stanch member of the Republican party, and represented the town of Newark Valley in the board of supervisors for two or three terms. In his death his wife lost a dutiful husband; his children, a loving father; his friends and business...

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Samuel Todd of North Haven CT

Samuel Todd7, (Josiah6, Dan5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Aug. 22, 1817, in North Haven, Conn., died Dec. 1898, in South Manchester, Conn., married first, Jan. 7, 1851, Emily, daughter of Harvey and Nancy (Johnson) Rich, of Owego, N. Y., who was born Dec. 10, 1825, died Dec. 26, 1868, in Newark Valley, N. Y. He married second, Jennie Button, who lives in South Manchester, Conn. Samuel Todd went to Newark Valley, N. Y., with his father in 1834, and a year later, when the tannery, which was to have given employment to Samuels father, Josiah Todd, went into bankruptcy, Samuel, who was then about eighteen years of age, and very ambitious, took the brunt of the struggle to stem the tide of misfortune and hardships. In the winters he taught school, while in the summers and autumns, he worked at clearing off the big hemlocks, some of which were monsters, some of them being about 100 feet tall and four feet in diameter at the stump. After the huge trees were cut, they were rolled into large piles and burned. People of the present day would consider this method a very wasteful way to prepare land for agricultural purposes. In the spring time, they devoted their time to the manufacture of maple sugar and syrup. Samuel was the leading spirit in all this work. At last a comfortable...

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Theresa Adelaide Todd Chapman of Newark Valley NY

CHAPMAN, Theresa Adelaide Todd7, (Josiah6, Dan5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 4, 1838, married Feb. 14, 1860, Mandelbert Newton Chapman, who was born July 5, 1837, died Feb. 11, 1868. He was a farmer and lived in Newark Valley, N. Y. Child: I. Fannie Josephine, b. Oct. 28, 1862, in Newark Valley, N. Y., m. first, (???) Butts, m. second, Edward R. Buson, they lived in Lane, Franklin County,...

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Laura Todd Johnson of Hannibal NY

JOHNSON, Laura Todd8, (Erastus7, Caleb6, Caleb5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born March 4, 1814, in Owego, N. Y., died Jan. 28, 1883, in Hannibal, N. Y., married Sept. 8, 1835, Edwin Johnson, of Hannibal, N. Y., who was born Dec. 8, 1812. Children: I. Helen, b. Sept. 8, 1836, d. June 4, 1845. II. Henry Augustus, b. Jan. 12, 1840, d. Oct. 1, 1912, in Douglass, Neb., m. Jan. 11, 1866, Addie Kendall, of Augusta, Mich. III. Frances Harriet, b. June 25, 1842, d. Oct. 20, 1907, m. July 13, 1865, D. W. Beadel, of Depauville, N. Y. Issue: (1) Harriet Todd, m. A. H. Pond, and lives in Syracuse, N. Y.; (2) William Edward; (3) Charles Ward; (4) Robert C., deceased; (5) Henry C., lives in Syracuse, N....

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Adelaide Stoyell Todd Holley of Owego NY

HOLLEY, Adelaide Stoyell Todd8, (George N.7, Caleb6, Caleb5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Sept. 18, 1847, married June 21, 1868, Morris N. Holley. They lived in Owego, N. Y. Children: I. Ethel May, b. March 19, 1873, d. July 15, 1873. II. William Todd, b. June 6, 1881, d. Sept. 3, 1881. III. George Morris, b. July, 1886, m. July 3, 1911, Edith Elizabeth Bell, they live at 19 Forsyth St., Detroit,...

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Mahican Tribe

Mahican Indians (‘wolf’). An Algonquian tribe that occupied both banks of upper Hudson River, in New York, extending north almost to Lake Champlain. To the Dutch they were known as River Indians, while the French grouped them and the closely connected Munsee and Delawares under the name of Loups (‘wolves’). The same tribes were called Akochakane├▒ (‘stammerers’ ) by the Iroquois. On the west bank they joined the Munsee at Catskill creek, and on the east bank they joined the Wappinger near Poughkeepsie. They extended north into Massachusetts and held the upper part of Housatonic valley. Their council fire was at Schodac, on an island near Albany, and it is probable that they had 40 villages within their territory. The name, in a variety of forms, has been applied to all the Indians from Hudson river to Narragansett bay, but in practical use has been limited to two bodies, one on lower Connecticut river, Connecticut, known dialectically as Mohegan, the other, on Hudson river, known as Mahican. They were engaged in a war with the Mohawk, their nearest neighbors on the west, when the Dutch appeared on the scene, which lasted until 1673. In 1664 the inroads of the Mohawk compelled them to remove their council fire from Schodac to Westenhuck, the modern Stockbridge, Massachusetts. As the settlements crowded upon them the Mahican sold their territory piece meal, and...

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