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Biography of Hugh Cardinal Crawford

President, secretary and manager of the Springfield Tool Company, was born in Stafford, Connecticut, in 1893, the son of Herbert Merrill and Jennie (Cardinal) Crawford. The name of Crawford, represented in the United States and Canada by many men who have been conspicuous in almost every field of human endeavor, is of Scotch origin. wherever found, and although some of the immigrant ancestors of the name came to this country from the North of Ireland, and were of Scotch-Irish descent, the name was derived directly from Scotland. (I) John Crawford was the immigrant ancestor of the branch of the family to which Hugh Cardinal Crawford belongs. He is likewise the ancestor of all the Crawfords who live in Union, Connecticut. Migrating from Scotland to the North of Ireland, he lived there until 1732, when he sailed from Belfast, Ireland, to Boston, Massachusetts, with his wife and four sons. At Sable Island a storm wrecked the vessel on which they were passengers, and Mrs. Crawford was among those who were drowned. (II) Hugh Crawford, son of John Crawford, was nineteen when he arrived in America with the family. He settled in Newton, Massachusetts, and continued to live there until he settled in Union, Connecticut, in 1740, and bought land at his new home. He was a weaver by trade, and on record in 1743 as the owner of extensive lands....

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Biography of Lawrence F. Lyons

LAWRENCE F. LYONS, a member of an old New England family, gifted in his chosen profession of the law, interested in various lines of fraternal and organized advance, and a veteran of the World War, is a thoroughly representative figure in the progress of the day. With interests centering in Pittsfield, he is gaining an enviable reputation in Western Massachusetts, and his friends consider his future one of great promise. Mr. Lyons is a son of Thomas and Mary (McCarthy) Lyons, and the Lyons family has for many generations been prominent in the Connecticut River Valley in the village of Rockville. The elder Mr. Lyons devoted his life activity to the textile industry, and is now an overseer in a Pittsfield mill. The mother is deceased. Lawrence F. Lyons was born in Rockville, Connecticut, August 31, 1897. His education was begun in Pittsfield, to which city the family removed in his infancy, and first attending St. Joseph’s Grammar School, he was later graduated from St Joseph’s High School in the class of 1916. Devoting one year to a preparatory course at the Catholic University, Washington, D. C., he gained his professional training at the law school of the same institution, from which he was graduated in 1920. Returning to Pittsfield, Mr. Lyons became identified with the prominent law firm of Hawkins, Ryan & Kellogg. This firm has since become...

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Tolland County, Connecticut Census

1790 Tolland County, Connecticut Census Free 1790 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1790 Tolland County, Census (images and index) $ Free 1790 Census Transcription Heads of Families, 1790 Hosted at Census Guide 1790 U.S. Census Guide 1800 Tolland County, Connecticut Census Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1800 Tolland County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1810 Tolland County, Connecticut Census Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1810 Tolland County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Tolland County, Connecticut Census Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1820 Tolland County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Tolland County, Connecticut Census Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1830 Tolland County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Tolland County, Connecticut Census Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1840 Tolland County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems...

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Tolland County, Connecticut Cemetery Records

Most of these cemetery listings are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. The following cemeteries are hosted by Connecticut Tombstone Transcription Project East Cemetery Grove Hill Cemetery West Stafford Cemetery Old Stafford Cemetery Following pages hosted at Tolland County, Connecticut USGenWeb) St Edwards Cemetery, Stafford Springs, Connecticut Coventry Cemetery Records Hebron Cemetery Records West Cemetery South Yard Cemetery Carpenter Cemetery (aka Silver Street Cemetery) Crystal Lake Center Cemetery Inscriptions Cemetery Records of North Cemetery Following pages hosted at Interment) Ancient Cemetery Center Cemetery (Andover) Center Cemetery (Coventry) Columbia Burying Ground Gurley Cemetery Long Hill Road Cemetery Nathan Hale Cemetery North Cemetery (Flint Yard Cemetery) North Eagleville Road Cemetery Old Mansfield Cemetery Old Stafford Street Cemetery Quarryville Cemetery Skungamaug Cemetery The Old Yard Townsend Cemetery...

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Biographical Sketch of J. Dwight Chaffee

The Chaffee family have for several generations resided in the town of Mansfield, Tolland county, Conn. Frederick Chaffee, the grandfather of J. Dwight Chaffee, a prosperous farmer in that town, married Elizabeth Knowlton. Their son, Orwell S., was born in Ashford, Windham county, Conn., and for some years resided in Northampton, Mass., where he was engaged in the manufacture -of silk thread. Later he was similarly interested in Mansfield, and was a man of prominence in that locality, serving his constituents in the state legislature and filling other important offices. He married Lucinda A., daughter of Joseph Conant of Mansfield, one of the earliest silk manufacturers in that town. Their children are a daughter, Maria A., deceased, and two sons, J. Dwight and Olon S. The eldest of these, J. Dwight Chaffee, was born August 9th, 1847, in Mansfield. He pursued a common English course at the public schools, and at the age of sixteen entered his father’s mill in Mansfield. He thoroughly learned the process of silk manufacturing, passing in succession through all the departments and becoming master of the business, the management of which gradually passed into his hands. In the year 1872, under the firm name of O. S. Chaffee & Son, the business was removed to Willimantic, where, under superior advantages of location, it greatly increased in proportions, and has enjoyed a career of much...

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