Location: Worcester County MA

Biographical Sketch of Charles B. Murray

Murray, Charles B.; chemist and metallurgist; born, Worcester, Massachusetts, April 6, 1866; son of Peleg F. and Mary Prince Murray; educated, common schools at Worcester; took B. S. degree at Polytechnic Institute, at Worcester, Mass., in 1887; married, Attleboro, Mass., Jan. 29, 1890; Ellen Lincoln Robinson; issue, two children, Philip F., and Mildred A.; after leaving school, asst. chemist at Joliett Steel Co., Joliet, Illinois; spent a year in Buena Vista, Virginia, as chemist, and a year with the Minnesota Iron Co.; January, 1893, was appointed chief chemist and metallurgist at the Eliza Johnson Works, of the Carnegie Steel Co.; remained with this company until 1904; then started a commercial laboratory in Pittsburgh; in March, 1907, sold out and came to Cleveland, forming partnership with Benedick Crowell, as Crowell & Murray, chemists, metallurgists and mining engineers; member National Geographic Society, Engineers Society, Western Penn., American Institute of Mining Engineers, American Chemical Society, and Society of Chemical Industry; member Emmanuel Lodge, No. 605, F. & A. M., Cleveland Chapter, No. 148, R. A. M.; member Athletic and Tennis Clubs. Recreations: Tennis, Squash and...

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Bond Genealogy – Leicester MA

BOND, BALEY, m. Elizabeth Hopkins, 1740; and had Baley, b. Oct. 26, 1740. The families of this name came to Leicester from Beverly. BOND, BALEY, son of Benjamin, 2d; m. Elizabeth Charles of Brimfield, 1780; and had Charles, b. Feb. 18, 1781. John, b. April 18, 1783. Linus, b. Aug. 28, 1785. Mr. Bond, with his family, removed to Brimfield. BOND, BENJAMIN, 1st, son of Edward, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Nathaniel Harrod, 1765; and had Jacob, b. Dec. 2, 1766. Elizabeth, b. 1763; d. unmarried. Hannah; m. John Sargent, formerly of Hubbardston. David. George. Polly; m. John Boice. Benjamin, jun., b. 1776. Mr. Bond lived in the north-west part of the town, in a house that stood near where his son George afterwards lived and died. He d. 1812, aged sixty-seven: his wife d. the same year, aged seventy. BOND, BENJAMIN, 2d, lived on the Oxford Road, one mile south of the village, in a house next to the one recently occupied by Capt. Silas Gleason. His wife’s name was Mary. Their children were Benjamm. Richard, b. Dec. 11, 1747. Mary, b. Dec. 25, 1755; m. Daniel Tenny; d. 1806. Elizabeth, b. 1758; d. unmarried, 1813: known to all as ” Aunt Betty;” and in the notice of her death, in the “Massachusetts Spy,” it is said, ” She was justly endeared to each of her acquaintance for her...

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Beers Genealogy – Leicester MA

BEERS, NATHAN, m. Betsey, dau. of Isaac Southgate, Mar. 4, 1790; and had Sally, b. June 17, 1790; m. Amos Warren, Esq., of Woodstock, Vermont, 1854. Melissa, b. Feb. 10, 1798; m. R. Bancroft, 1821. Horatio, b. May 10, 1802. Alphonso, b. Dec. 26, 1805; d. April 22, 1843. Almira, a twin; m. William Woodcock of Leicester, 1838. Albert, b. July 13, 1800; and Adeline, b. Nov. 4, 1813. Mr. Beers was a manufacturer of shoes; and, the latter part of his life, lived in Cherry Valley, in the house afterwards occupied by Moses...

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Bass Genealogy – Leicester MA

BASS, JOSEPH, was early a seafaring man and a ship-master in the West-India trade. He came from Plymouth County to Leicester with his family. His wife was mother of John Hobart, Esq. Their children were Manly; Matilda, m. a Reed; Saba, m. William Lynde; Warren, removed to Lisbon, New Hampshire; Betsey, d. unmarried. His wife d. 1816; he in 1829, aged seventy-five. He lived in the house opposite Mrs....

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Barton Genealogy – Leicester MA

BARTON, CALEB, brother of Phineas, came originally from Oxford. He lived in the south-west part of the town, and is mentioned among the soldiers of the Revolution. He had Caleb, jun. David. Charles, b. in 1795; now living in Leicester. Otis, who lives in Oakham. And Brigham N., now in business in Philadelphia. His daughters were Rebecca, who m. Knight Sprague, jun. Sally, m. J. Gilbert. Patty, m. Philip Earle. Roxa, m. Charles King; and d. 1843, aged fifty-three. Mehitabel, m. a Hixon of Medway. Hulddah, m. a Clark of Medway. Harriet, m. a Prentiss of Auburn. Adeline, m. a Blake of Hopkinton. Mr. Barton had two wives: first, Polly, dau. of Samuel Upham; and, second, Betsey Lamb. BARTON, JOSHUA, came from Oxford in 1720. He had Timothy, b. April 13, 1732; Nathan, b. July 23, 1734; Reuben, b. March 28, 1738. He removed to Spencer in 1737. His wife’s name was Anna. BARTON, PHINEHAS, m. Elizabeth, dau. of John Hasey, 1772. They had Betsey, b. Sept. 3, 1776; m. Alexander Westley. Elijah, b. Oct. 25, 1778; m. Hannah, dau. of Luther Ward, 1810; was an ingenious mechanic; removed from Leicester, before 1817, to Connecticut, where he now lives. Samuel, b. Dec. 24, 1782. Phinehas, b. May 12, 1785. Phinehas, 2d, b. Oct. 27, 1795; lives in the city of New York. Horace, b. Dec. 17, 1799. Mr. Barton...

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Baldwin Genealogy – Leicester MA

BALDWIN, BENJAMIN. His wife’s name was Betsey; and had Roxana, b. Dec. 15, 1811. Horace, b. Nov. 24, 1813. Nancy, b. April 17, 1816. Dexter, b. Sept. 2, 1818. BALDWIN, EBENEZER, m. Phebe Baldwin, 1772; and had Phebe, b. Dec. 7, 1774. Winnifred, b. Aug. 18, 1776. Mary, b. Aug. 26, 1778. Rebeckah, b. Jan. 22, 1781. Ebenezer, b. May 31, 1783. James, b. March 3, 1787. Aaron, b. June 25, 1789. BALDWIN, JAMES. His wife’s name was Lucinda. They had Lucy, b. April 16, 1807. John S., b. Sept. 26, 1808. BALDWIN, STEPHEN, m. Elizabeth Baldwin, 1759; and had Elizabeth, b. Oct. 8, 1760. Stephen, b. Oct. 26, 1761. Samuel, b. April 4, 1765, and m. Rebekah Green. James, b. June 20, 1767. John, b. June 25,...

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Allen Genealogy – Leicester MA

ALLEN, AARON, m. Catherine Cummings, July 10, 1739; and had Elizabeth, b. Oct. 4, 1739. ALLEN, JOSEPH, Hon., removed here from Boston, Nov. 17, 1771; m. Anne, dau. of Judge Steele, and had Thomas, b. Nov. 16, 1774; d. March 30, 1775. Mrs. Allen d. May 10, 1775, aged twenty-four. In 1776, Mr. Allen was appointed Clerk of the Courts of the County, and removed to Worcester. He is noticed in this work. He held many offices of honor and trust, — Councillor, Member of Congress, Presidential Elector, &c.; and d. Sept. 2, 1827, aged seventy-eight. ALLEN, LEWIS, m. Mary Adams of Worcester, but had no children. He was from Shrewsbury. He lived on the Mount Pleasant Place, then in fine repair; and d. Nov. 7, 1782, aged thirty-four. He was buried in the garden of the place on which he lived. He was spoken of at his death as “a great loss to his friends and the...

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Adams Genealogy – Leicester MA

ADAMS, EBENEZER, m. Alice Frink of Rutland, and had Amelia, b. June 2, 1796; m. Rev. Mr. Murdock, and d. in Portland, ME. Adeline A., b. Jan. 17, 1798; d. unmarried. John F., b. Nov. 3, 1799; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Hon. Lovell Walker; now lives in Washington, D.C., and is noticed in this work. Charles A., b. Oct. 2, 1801; d. in early life in Portland. Harriet R., b. Sept. 14, 1804; m. Hon. John Aiken, now of Andover; d. in Columbia, S.C., where she had gone for health, leaving two children, one a professor in Dartmouth College. Mrs. Adams d. June 20, 1805, aged...

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Woodruff Genealogy – Leicester MA

Woodruff, Frederick O. (8), William B. (7), Hiram (6), David (5), Noah (4), David (3), Samuel (2), Matthew (1). m. Fannie Sturtevant, Feb. 18, 1880. Frederick Orr Woodruff was educated in the public schools of Chelsea, Massachusetts, and Wheelers Preparatory School. After completing his studies at the age of nineteen years, he entered the employ of the old Publishing House of Ira Bradley & Co. on Cornhill, which concern was established the year Mr. Woodruff was born. In a few years he became a partner of the firm, the style of which was then changed to Bradley & Woodruff. In 1891 having become largely interested in Real Estate. Mr. Woodruff sold out his interests in the book business to his partner in order to devote his entire attention to Real Estate. He became an acknowledged authority on Real Estate values in greater Boston. He organized large Real Estate trusts in Boston and New York, and the erection of many of the most modern business structures were due to his efforts. He was the first President of the Massachusetts Real Estate Exchange, President Real Estate Co-Operative Bank, Charter Member and Director in the Exchange Trust Co.. member of several clubs in Boston and suburbs. He was a Mason. being a member of Simon W. Robinson Lodge, A. F. & A. -t1., of Lexington, Mass., St. John’s Lodge of Boston, St....

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Biography of Oscar Eugene Learnard, Col.

Col. Oscar Eugene Learnard was born in Fairfax, Vermont, November 14, 1832, the son of Stephen Tracy Learnard, and he died in Lawrence, Kansas, November 5, 1911. He grew to manhood in his native state, attended the common schools and Bakersfield Academy, taught school, and attended Norwich, Vermont, University. He did not finish his course at the University but that institution afterward conferred a Master’s degree upon him. Ill health compelled him to give up his studies, and he went to Tennessee, where he was for a time collector for a commercial house. After regaining his health he returned to the north and entered Albany Law School, where he was graduated. He began the practice of his profession at Crestline, Ohio, but he became imbued with the Free State idea, and in the winter of 1855-56 traveled on horseback to Kansas Territory to help make that a free state. He first went to Lawrence, but soon afterward left there and founded the Town of Burlington, and there took up the active practice of the law. He was elected district judge, and while holding that office resigned to accept an appointment as lieutenant colonel of the First Kansas Volunteer Infantry. He was the youngest district judge of the state, and one of the youngest army officers. Because of dissatisfaction with the restrictions placed upon him in the army, he resigned...

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David Todd of Charlemont MA

David Todd6, (Titus5, Titus4, Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born March 17, 1807, died in 1880, married Dec. 1, 1831, Clarissa Bradford of Williamsburg, Mass., who was born Sept. 15, 1808, died in 1884. She was in the sixth generation in direct line from Governor Bradford of the Mayflower and Plymouth Colony. He was a Methodist Clergyman and as to his pastorates, his son, Stephen Olin Todd says: “soon after he began preaching he was located at Winchendon, Mass.; thence to Haddam or Haddam Neck, Conn., about 1834, he went next to Hebron, Conn., in 1836, later he was at Londenderry and Wilmington, Vt., about 1848 to 1852; thence to Amherst, Mass., 1853; Feeding Hills, Mass., 1854; and South Deerfield, Mass., 1855.” Retiring he bought a place at South Deerfield where he lived until 1863; thence he moved to Charlemont, Mass., where he lived until his death in 1880. His widow sold their place in Charlemont in 1883, and went to live with her daughter Ruth, who then lived in St. Johnsbury Center, Vt., where she died four years later. He was chosen selectman in Charlemont, Mass., in the year 1869. His son says about this fact: “it is strange what little circumstances alter relations. The year my father was selectman, heavy rains gutted a large number of the town’s roads, so badly that the tax rate had to be increased,...

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Louisa Ann Todd Richards of Worcester MA

RICHARDS, Louisa Ann Todd8, (Caleb7, Jehiel6, Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 2, 1834, in Hinsdale, N. H., died April 8, 1870, in Worcester, Mass., married April 8, 1863, Seth Richards, of Worcester, Mass., who was born Nov. 21, 1828. He was an instructor of music, also a singer and had a fine voice. Child: I. Cora Louise, b. Sept. 6, 1865, m. Nov. 7, 1888, George M....

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