Surname: Dewey

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A Brief History of Norwich University

In 1835, the American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy became “Norwich University,” by virtue of an act of incorporation granted by the legislature of Vermont the previous year. Captain Alden Partridge remained at the head of the institution until 1843, and soon after sold the buildings and grounds to the Trustees of the University. There was one feature in the scheme of education established at Norwich University which honorably distinguished it from nearly all other similar institutions of its time in New England. From the first it was wholly free from sectarian influence. This principle was prominently set forth in

Biographical Sketch of Noble S. Dewey

Dewey, Noble S., Middlebury, was born in Middlebury, Addison county, Vt., in February, 1835. His parents were Enoch and Sallie (Cushman) Dewey. He was educated in the common schools, and brought up to farming, remaining at home until becoming of age, when he went to New York city, where he engaged in the wall paper and window curtain business with his brother, J. E. Dewey, and remained there until 1882, when he settled on the place formerly the home of his father, Enoch Dewey. He engaged in farming seventy-five acres in addition to the home place, and also the former

Biographical Sketch of Homer W. Dewey

Dewey, Homer W., Middlebury, was born in Whiting, Addison county, Vt., on May 10, 1828. His parents were Truman and Elizabeth (Pratt) Dewey. Truman Dewey was born in Connecticut, and came to Addison county, Vt., with his mother and her family about 1785, settling in West Salisbury, Vt., and cleared a place there. He was a farmer and lived in various towns, and was a justice of the peace for many years. He had a family of two daughters and six sons, five of whom are now living. He died on April 1, 1864. Homer W. Dewey was educated in

Biography of Colonel William H. Dewey

Among the prominent influential citizens of Idaho, Colonel Dewey, of Dewey, enjoys a unique position and reputation. He is a pioneer Idahoan in the true sense of that word, and the marvelous development of the interests and industries of his adopted state is largely attributable to his enterprise and sagacity. He is a man of remarkable resources, and has never failed to measure fully up to all the requirements and emergencies of life. Although over seventy years old, he is well preserved and exhibits unabated vigor of mind and body. Colonel Dewey is a native of the state of New

Biographical Sketch of H. P. Dewey

H. P. Dewey, lumber dealer, and a prominent citizen of Tullahoma, was born in Michigan in 1838, and is the son of Cyrus J. and Maria (Beulah) Dewey, natives of the Green Mountain State. The father was born in 1812 and died in 1864, and the mother was born in 1813 and died in 1853. Both were members of the Old School Presbyterian Church. Our subject was raised in Washington County, Michigan, and educated in the public schools and at Monroe College, Michigan. He farmed and attended school alternately until the fall of 1862; he became a member of Company

Frank A. Dewey

1st Class Private, Inf., Co. D, 30th Div., 119th Regt. Born in Wayne County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Dewey. Entered the service April 27, 1915, at Goldsboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn and then transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France May 27, 1918. Fought in all actions of 30th Div., up to the time of receiving shrapnel wound at Cambrai and St. Quentin Front, Oct. 17, 1918. Sent to Base Hospital 33, English Fosett Roads. Enlisted in N.C. N. G. was in actual duty June 19, 1916, to Jan. 26, 1919. Served on

Julia Eliza Todd Smith of Jackson MI

SMITH, Julia Eliza Todd7, (Daniel6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 5, 1825, in East Rodman, N. Y., died Nov. 30, 1898, in Jackson, Mich. She married in Rodman, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1846, Andrew Jackson Smith, who was born May 3, 1825, died May 15, 1852. Children: I. Milo Ezra, b. April 21, 1848, in Rodman, N. Y., d. Nov. 20, 1903, in Mason, Wash. II. Florence Amelia, b. June 30, 1850, in Rodman, N. Y., m. Jan. 19, 1871, George Smith Dewey, they live in Jackson, Mich. Issue: (1) Claude C., b. Nov. 17, 1873; (2) Ada

Ella Jeannette Todd Pawling of Watertown NY

PAWLING, Ella Jeannette Todd8, (Enoch L.7, Daniel6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Feb. 29, 1852, near Rodman, N. Y., married John Russell Pawling. They lived in Watertown, N. Y. Child: I. Nina, m. Charles E. Dewey, and had issue: (1) Evelyn; (2) Rodney.

Biography of Melvil Dewey

MELVIL DEWEY AMONG the noted librarians of our country who have shown great efficiency, untiring devotion and unusual progressiveness in their calling, stands in the front rank Melvil Dewey, director of the state library and secretary of the University of the State of New York. Born December 10, 1851, in the rural village of Adams Center, Jefferson county, New York, he is the youngest son of Joel and Eliza Green Dewey. His love of books – a love which has never forsaken him – began as soon as he was able to read. His greatest delight was to be among