Location: Putnam County NY

Biography of Joseph C. Merritt

Joseph C. Merritt, chairman of the board of directors of the First National Bank of Chanute, the largest financial institution in Neosho County, is a pioneer Kansan. He came to Iola in 1871, and for a number of years was engaged in the cattle business. His home had been in Chanute since 1878. For more than thirty years, until he sold out in 1909, Mr. Merritt conducted a hardware store at the corner of East Main and Harlan Avenue. As successful merchant, it was only natural that he should participate in other business affairs in the city, and he early

Laura Jane Todd Bailey of Naperville IL

BAILEY, Laura Jane Todd7, (Uel6, Oliver5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born March 9, 1809, died Jan. 31, 1887, married Feb. 15, 1826, Lyman Bailey, who was born April 29, 1803, died Jan. 2, 1882. He was a farmer and drover. They lived in Carmel, N. Y., thence they moved to Napierville, Ill. Children: I. Sarah Jane, b. Dec. 2, 1826, d. Jan. 23, 1850, m. April 29, 1846, Samuel B. Morse, who d. in 1885. Issue: (1) Anna, b. Aug. 7, 1849, d. Feb. 19, 1850. II. Gilbert Uel, b. March 15, 1828. III. Laura Mead, b. Nov. 23, 1829,

George Thompson Todd of Aberdeen SD

George Thompson Todd7, (Eli6, Jonah5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Sept. 6, 1810, in New Milford, Conn., died Feb. 10, 1897, in Aberdeen, South Dak., married first, June 27, 1844, Mary A. Winchell, who was born Feb. 8, 1817, died Dec. 29, 1850. He married second, Corolie Chamberlain, who was born April 28, 1824. She is now (1914) living in Minneapolis. Mr. Todd was reared at New Milford, Conn.; took a college course at Yale University, then a course at Yale Law School. Shortly before completing the latter, he decided to change from the study of the law to the

Walker Todd of Carmel NY

Walker Todd7, (Eli6, Jonah5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) died in 1840, married Sally Ann Smith, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. She married second, March 15, 1881,(???)Lassiter. He graduated from Yale in 1810; was a lawyer and senator to state legislature. He lived in Carmel, N. Y. Children: *1435. William Merwin. 1436. Israel. *1437. Mary. *1438. Henry B. 1439. Charles A., lived in New York, N. Y. *1440. Sophie. *1441. Alexander, lived in Cal. 1442. Sarah Ann., unmarried.

Biography of Charles P. Hayt

Charles P. Hayt is the senior partner of the firm of Hayt & Klinefelter, proprietors of the well-known Fashion Stables of Riverside. These stables are located on the corner of Main and Seventh streets. Their stock of horses, carriages, etc., are not excelled by any in Riverside, or even by any in the county. Of the seventy-five horses owned by the firm, thirty-five or forty are used in their livery business. They are the proprietors of the City Cab and Hack Service in Riverside. Mr. Hayt is among the well-known businessmen of the city. He came to Riverside in October

Biography of Edwin Caldwell

Edwin Caldwell, of Riverside, was born in Putnam County, New York, September 13, 1824. His father, Absalom Caldwell, was a native of that State, and a farmer by occupation. Mr. Caldwell was reared upon his father’s farm, and educated in the public schools. In 1846, deciding to seek his home in the great west, he went to Wisconsin, and located in Washington County, establishing his residence in the town of West Bend. There, in partnership with his brother, he built saw and flour mills, and was prominent in building up the pioneer industries of that section. The California gold fever

Biography of William A. Hayt

There is no man more deserving of mention among the representative citizens of Riverside than the gentleman whose name heads this sketch; nor is there a man in the community who has done more to promote the growth of the city than he. He is always alive to its interests, and his name is generally the first among the subscribers to any enterprise that is conducive to the welfare and prosperity of the community. Such facts as have been gathered regarding his life are of interest. Mr. Hayt was born in Putnam County, New York, in 1832. His father, Harry

Hoffman, James A. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon James A. Hoffman, 68, of Baker City, died May 7, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center. A funeral service will be held Monday, May 12 at 2 p.m. at Gray’s West & Company Pioneer Chapel. Visitations will be Friday until 8 p.m. James was born Aug. 12, 1934, in Sunnybrook, N.Y., to Mr. and Mrs. William Hoffman. In 1978 he moved to Sacramento, Calif. Eleven years later, in 1989, he married Elsie Phillips at Sacramento. Survivors include his wife Elsie; two children, A.J. Hoffman and Elizabeth Derenches; one step-son, Sam Jones, and three grandchildren, Kimberly, J.J.,

Biographical Sketch of Clark Ferguson

CLARK FERGUSON. – This gentleman was born in Putnam county, New York, October 13, 1835, and lived at his birthplace until the age of twenty. In April, 1855, he came with his brother Yates via the Nicaragua route to the land of gold, arriving in San Francisco in May. After two years of life in California, he returned to his Eastern home, but one year later again came west via the overland route. On reaching Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and receiving the intelligence of the Mormon troubles, he located in that place, remaining two years. He then came to the mines