Hollis Devillo Todd of Chautauqua County NY

Hollis Devillo Todd8, (Ora B.7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Oct. 16, 1843, in Stockton, N. Y., married March 12, 1865, Laura Ann, daughter of Almond S. and Rhoda A. (Baker) Park, who was born July 15, 1847.

He attended the Normal School at Fredonia, N. Y., and later he became a Methodist Episcopal Minister and held different pastorates for a number of years.

He served in the civil war, having enlisted Aug. 12, 1861, in the 49th regiment New York Volunteer Militia, seeing nearly four years of active service, having been discharged June 26, 1865. He was Fife Major.

After serving in the Civil War, they started to buy a farm and pay for same by work. The first winter, his hand was cut off in a mill. His education was less than 3rd grade. He lost the farm of course as he could not continue payments. He taught school by having his wife teach him at night the work for next day. He worked thru the State Normal School at Fredonia, N. Y. by Mrs. Todd’s aid. Holds a permanent teacher’s certificate in N. Y. After several years successful work as principal of graded schools, he entered the ministry, and for a number of years was either the chairman or one of the members of the board to examine the candidates for admission to the Erie Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

They had a family of 11 children. As a poor country preacher of course they could not educate their children, but by power of example, as well as by precept these children educated themselves. Of the boys living, one graduated from Harvard and is Prof. of Latin and Greek in Vancouver. (He was an honor man at Harvard).

One graduated from Harvard and is Government translator in the Patent Office at Washington. One graduated from the Baltimore Medical College and is the Surgeon of the Trafford division of the Westinghouse Co., at Pittsburg. One graduated from Columbia and is Prof. of Manuel Training at Amsterdam, N. Y. One is a High School graduate and is in the Classified Service, P. O. Department, at Pittsburg, Pa. One graduated from the Baltimore Medical College and is a Major in the Regular Army. Of the girls one is a successful ministers wife, at Apollo, Pa. One is a farmers wife at Frewsburg, N. Y.

In 1917 he was living at “The Oaks,” Galloways, Md. but in 1919 he had moved to Frewsburg, N. Y.

*2361. Florilla L., b. July 4, 1866.
*2362. Carrie M., b. Aug. 25, 1867.
*2363. Martillus L., b. July 31, 1869.
*2364. Devillo O., b. Feb. 25, 1872.
2365. Julius H., b. Feb. 16, 1874, d. Jan. 10, 1895.
2366. Marcia B., b. March 21, 1876, d. May 4, 1876.
*2367. Leslie B., b. Sept. 10, 1877.
2368. Vincent H., b. Aug. 22, 1879.
*2369. Otis J., b. March 27, 1883.
*2370. Hollis H., b. July 22, 1885.
2371. Merritt B., b. July 23, 1889, d. Aug. 2, 1897.


Todd, George Iru. Todd Family in America. Gazette Printing Company. 1920.

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