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Ancestors of Alexander Holmes of Kingston, MA

The family of Alexander Holmes of Kingston, MA is one of long and honorable standing in New England, and there the branch is represented by the family of the late Alexander Holmes, who for years was president of the Old Colony and Fall River Railroad. Across the water in old England the Holmes family history reaches back to the year 1066, when one John Holmes, the founder of the Holmes family, is credited with being a volunteer in the army of William, Duke of Normandy.

Biographical Sketch of Abel C. Wilder

Abel C. Wilder, prominent in the free-soil movements of Kansas Territory, in the establishment of the republican party within its limits and the founding of the commonwealth, was born at Mendon, Massachusetts, March 18, 1828. With little book learning, he early became identified with business at Rochester, New York, and did much to found its …

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Biography of Thomas E. Sheard

Thomas E. Sheard. There are no business men who, outside the medical and dental professions, come into such close, personal contact with their fellows as do barbers, and often their delicate ministrations are just as comforting and beneficial. A long course of careful training is necessary to bring about deftness of hand and quickness of …

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Biographical Sketch of Gottlob Fetzer

Fetzer, Gottlob; clergyman, editor; born at Cleveland, July 30, 1861; son of Andrew and Mary A. Fetzer: educated, German-American Academy, Rochester, N. Y.; graduated Rochester TheoIogical Seminary, 1889; married, Bertha L. Huselhuhn, of Cleveland, Nov. 28, 1889; ordained German Baptist minister, 1889; pastor Erin Avenue Church, Cleveland, 1889-1890: Berlin, Ont., 1890-1897; Second Church, New York, …

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Biographical Sketch of Truman Monroe Swetland

Swetland, Truman Monroe; real estate; born, Middlefield, N. Y., Feb. 20, 1848; son of Eli and Sophia McGregory Swetland; educated, public schools; married, Rochester, Nov. 30, 1871, Carrie Raymond Hamilton; issue, four sons; instrumental in organizing a company for the erection of several large office buildings in Cleveland; treas. and gen. mgr. The Park Investment …

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Biographical Sketch of Charles Barnsdall Parker

Parker, Charles Barnsdall; surgeon, born, New York, Nov. 23, 1853; son of James and Harriet (Barnsdall) Parker; A. B., University of Rochester, 1874; M. D., Wooster Medical College, Cleveland, 1877; Vienna and London, 1877-1880; (M. R. C. S., London, 1880; M. S., Ohio Wesleyan University); married Lena Schlather, of Cleveland, June 24, 1891; prof. clin, …

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