changes his chemicals, and thus his work is con-
stantly an experiment. Ever since he has been in
New Haven Mr. Carroll has resided on Henry
street. Fraternally he is connected with a number
of orders. \\'hile living at Frankfort he became a
member of the order of Knights of Pythias, joining
Mohawk Lodge, No. 226. He also belongs to Olive
Branch Lodge, No. 84, F. & A. M., and Franklin
Chapter, Royal Arch ^Masons. One son has blessed
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll. James Levi,
born Feb. 11, 1888. Mr. Carroll is a thorough busi-
ness man and possesses a knowkdcre of his special
line quite different from others who engage in it.
His secret process has proved successful and may
lead to future improvements.
CAPT. EDGAR J. HARDY, of the steamship
"Chester W. Chapin," was born in Fair Haven, New
Haven county. .Vug. 23, 1864. His father, John
A. Hardy, was born on Staten Island, and was a
son of John Hardy, also of Staten Island, where
the founder of the family located when he came
from England to America. The grandfather died
in Jersey City at the age of ninety-eight years, and
of the numerous children born him four are still
living, all residents of New Jersey with the excep-
tion of the father of our subject, who is living re-
tired in New Haven. The grandmother died when
, comparatively a young woman. Both she and hus-
band were faithful members of the Episcopal
John A. Hardy, the father of our subject, was
reared on Staten Island, and while still a lad be-
gan making trips on an oyster sloop, gradually ris-
ing until he became captain of a vessel tliat sailed
from New York to the West Indies, in the fruit
business. This was his occupation for forty-five
years, and he became well known in many ports and
was highly regarded in shipping circles. His life
is now one of ease, as he lives retired in New Ha-
ven. Mr. Hardy married Georgiana Hayden, who
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD.
was bcim in Westbrook. Conn., daughter of John
Haydcn, a boat-hnilder there. She was one of five
children, viz. : Georgiana ; Edgar, deceased ; Nellie,
deceased; Myrtie, who married Charles Hill, and
died in Clinton: and Theodore, who died in Florida.
Four children were born to the parents of our sub-
ject, namely: Addie, who married John Brand, in
Xew Bedford; Aaron, who resides in New York;
Edgar J., our subject : and Georgia, who married
T. Sherman Foote. of Providence, R. I. The par-
ents are members of the Congregational Church.
Edgar J. Hardy spent his early vears in Fair
Haven and attended the Woolsey school. His nat-
ural inclination was toward a life on the water, and
he began his career on a sailing vessel, the "C. T.
\anname," of New Havtn. \n this position he
continued but a short time, being rapidly promoted
and soon became mate, and he coasted with his ves-
sel to the West Indies. In 1883 he emend the em-
ploy of the New Haven Steamboat Co., as watch-
man on the boats, and filled all the poiitions up
to captain, to which he was |jromoted Dec. i, iSq,'?.
His first vessel was the steamer "C. II. Northam,"
and later he took charge of the steamer "Richard
Peck." and subsequently of the steamer "Chester
W. Chapin," which is one of the finest boats on
Long Island Sound. Capt. Hardy b;came very
popular among travelers, his skill, care and seaman-
ship being such as to inspire ])crfect confidence.
In 1897 Capt. Hardy was married to ^liss Anna
Pearsall, who was born in New York City, a daugh-
ter of Charles Pearsall, a succe?stul dealer in fruit,
and a granddaughter of John Pearsall. who was the
first dealer to obtain a load of fruit by sailing ves-
sel to New York. Mrs. Hardy's maternal grand-
father was the first hatter on Broadway. New York-
City ; his store was located at the corner of Broad-
way and Canal street. One child has been born
to Ca])t. and Mrs. Hardy. Capt. Hardy is a mem-
ber of the Union League Club; the Pequot Club
and the Kings County (N. Y.) Club; the American
Brotherhood of Pilots Association ; and Hiram
Lodge, A. F. & A. M.
WILLIAM EDWIN HUNTER comes of a
family of Engli.-h origin, the first of whom to emi-
grate to this country was Ebenezer Hunter, from
â– whom the line of descent runs through Nathaniel,
William, Solomon and Jethro D. to the gentleman
whose name appears above.
Solomon Hunter, the grandfather of William
E., a native of Sharon, Coun.. married .Anna Fow-
ler, and four children were born to them, of whom
Jethro D. was the second ; Sarah married L. D.
Benson; Rubv became Mrs. Horace Reynolds; and
Mary rnarricd John McDonald.
Jelhro D. Hunter was born in Sharon. Conn.,
and passed his life in farming. In 1873 he removed
to .\menia Union. Dutches.s Co., N. Y., where he
in religion a comnumicant of the Episcoi)al Church.
He married Cynthia A., daughter of Lyman Chap-
man, a farmer of Sharon, and thev became the par-
ents of eight children : William E., Sarah A.,
Charles H.. Ida A., Minnie, Horace R., Lorin B.
and Ira. Charles, Minnie and Ira are deceased.
Sarah married Frederick Morehouse, a liveryman
of Sharon. Horace married Carrie Ramsey, and
lives in Naugatuck. Lorin married Grace M. Odell,
and lives in Amenia Union, N. Y. Ida \s unmar-
ried and lives at home.
William E. Hunter was born in Sharon, Conn,,
July 2O, 1853. His boyhood was passed in hard
work upon the farm, alternated with attendance at
the district school winters, and he also had a private
tutor. He accompanied his father to the new home
in Dutchess county, and was for a time engaged in
farming there, after which he conducted a grocery
store in Winsted for a time, but in Jar.uary, 1886,
he returned to Connecticut, and took up his resi-
dence in Naugatuck. There he has ever since made
agriculture his vocation, and he has met with signal
and well-merited success. Possessed of a fine
phvsique, his mental powers are also of no mean
order, and have been well trained, he having been
a teacher in both Connecticut and New York States.
Mr. Hunter owns a farm of 340 acres, and rents
225 additional acres. Both farms show the result
of his intelligent, constant supervision. (3n his
rented farm he cultivates liav. grain and other
crops. Mr. Hunter always brings to the manage-
ment of his affairs keen intelligence, quick p.erce]!-
tion, sound judgment and tireless industry. ( )1.1.
dilapidated buildings have been remodeled, and
new ones constructed after modern ideas, and Mr.
Hunter himself is abundantly qualified to prepare
the plan.-, estimate the cost and supervise the con-
struction. It is this happy union of brains and
brawn â€” a combination as valuable as rare â€” that
has made him the man of substance he is to-day.
He has made a specialty of dairy farming, and
his daily sales of milk at retail average aljout seven
hundred quarts. He owns a large number of horses
and cows. His home farm is situated at the sum-
mit of what is known as '"Hunter's Hill," an emi-
nence some five hundred feet above the level of
surrounding country. From this point of vantage
the view is one of surpassing loveliness. For miles
in every direction may be seen highly cultivated,
well improved farms, with the charming borough
of Naugatuck in the foreground, and the hustling
city of Walcrbury only five miles distant. The
?iuoke of many factories rises lazily and lloats away,
while the narrow stream of the river winds in and
out, a silver thread among green pastures and
board fields of nodding, golden grain.
Mr. Hunter is a member of tlie Second .\tlvent
Church, and socially he is a member of the (irange
and of the Order of Heptasophs. He is indejiend-
ent in politic?. He has been twice married, having
chosen a wife each time from among the maidens
of Dutchess county, N. Y., where he passed the
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD.
years of his early manhood. His first hridc was
Adelia 'l1i()ni|)son. to whom he was joined May 15,
1877. They had three children: Cora D., who
married George P. Young, of Xangatiick ; Herbert
E. : and Katie W., deceased. On October 2, 1889,
Mr. Hunter married Miss Alice E. Sincerbox.
whose portrait accomjjanies his. Tliis union has
been l)lesscd with four children: Ethel A., Ray-
mond \\'., Hazel I\. and Roy W. (deceased).
lajUlKl" W. C.\kl'\\RK-lIT. a jirominent
farmer of Centervillc. Hamden, was born in Sharon,
this State, Jan. 12, 1857. His father, Watson
Cartwright, a son of Anson and Mary (Smith)
Cartwriglu, was also a native of Sharon, where he
grew to manhood and engaged in farmmg for some
years. There he married ^liss Amniarillis Peck, a
native of that town and a daughter of (ieorge W.
Peck. In 1864 they removed to Cheshire, New Ha-
ven county, where the father engaged in farming
for a year and a half, and in 1866 came to Hamden,
where he purchased the Joseph A. Rogers farm
of seventy acres near Centervillc, and upon that
place he succcs.- fully engaged in general farming
and stock raising until his death. In politics he was
a stanch Democrat, but was never an office seeker.
He died March 25, 1891, and his wife departed this
life Feb. 28, 1899, the remains of both being in-
terred in the Whitneyville cemetery.
Elbert W. Cartwright, the only child of this
worthy couple, jjursued his .studies in the schools of
Sharon and Hamden, and when his education was
completed devoted his entire time and attention to
the operation of the home farm, which he now
owns. It is a valuable tract of seventy-five acres,
under excellent cultivation and well improved. He
is a thorough and systematic farmer, and has met
with well-deserved success in his labors. He holds
membership in the Mount Carmel Congregational
Church, and in politics supports the men and meas-
ures of the Democratic party.
On Oct. 22, 1890, ^Ir. Cartwright was united in
marriage with Miss Hattie B. Leek, a native of
Hamden, and a daughter of Jeremiah P.. and Cath-
erine (Sanford) Leek. Three children blessed this
union : Florence Ptck, Ralph E. and Reba San-
ford. The wife and mother entered into rest March
27, 1901, aged forty-two years and six months, and
her remains were interred in the family lot in the
\\'hitn:yville cemetery. She, too, held meiuhership
in the .Mount Carmel Congregational Church.
FRICDERIC A. FINCH, the popular publisher
of The Branford Opinion, is a native of Connecti-
cut, born in Soutliington Jan. 25, 1868, a son of
Dennis Porter and .Sarah (Lamkin) Finch. In
September, 1877, his parents moved to New Haven,
and in the inthlic schools of that city he obtained'
his education, graduating in 1884. When he
started out in life for himself he began to learn
the printer's trade in May. 1884, with Hoggson
& Robin.Mjn. The work ])roved congenial to him,
and he rapidly mastered all the details. From 1888
until October, 1891. he was employed as pressman
with O. .\. Dorman, and then went to Lyme, Conn.,
where he was similarly employed on The Sound
Breeze. On Jan. 18, 1892, he came to Branford
and purchased The Branford Opinion on the 5th
of the following April. He has met with much
.â– success in his chosen calling, and his paper has
steadily improved in general makeup, as well as in
its subscription lists.
On June 27, 1894, Mr. I'incli was united in
marriage with Edith A. Knapp, and one son, Donald
Porter, born .\ug. 8, 1899, has blessed this union.
Politicalh' Mr. Finch is a Rc[)ublican, and has
served as registrar of voters in l'.ranford, 1899 to
1902. Socially he is a member of Woodland Lodge,
No. 39, K. of P., and ;\Iontowtse Lodge, N. E. O. P.
DR. EDWARD SEYMOUR MOULTON, a
physician of New Haven, was born April 26, 1868,
in New Bedford, ^lass., but acquired his educa-
tion in the public schools at Oberlin, Ohio, and the
Grand River Institute of Austinburg, Ohio. Fie
was graduated from Oberlin College in 1891. re-
ceiving the degree of A. B., and from the Yale
Medical School in 1894, when the degree of A. M.
was conferred upon him by Oberlin. After hospital
service in New York and travel in California and
South America, he located at No. 223 York street.
Dr. Moulton"s father. Rev. Tyler Calvin Moul-
ton, was born in .\scott, Canada, Jan. 26, 1826. a
son of Calvin Moulton, Jr., and Adaline Hudson,
the latter a daughter of Elisha Hudson, a soldier
in the Revolution. Calvin Moulton, Jr., was a son
of Calvin Moulton. Sr.. and Ruth Blodgett. whose
father was a Revolutionary soldier, and was born
in Rutland, \'t.. Nov. 11. 1797. Calvin Moulton,
Sr., was born in Monson, Mass., in 1774. Dr.
Moulton's ])aternal ancestors came to Massachusetts
previous to 1650.
Rev. Tyler Calvin Moulton was a I'nitarian
clergyman, his i)astorates having been at Austin-
burg and Franklin, Ohio, and New Bedford, Mass.
He served in the war of the Rebellion as chaplain
of the 3d Mass. \'ol. Cav., and later became chap-
lain of the William Logan Rodman Post, No. i,
G. A. R., of New Bedford, Mass. He was known
as an able speaker and writer. His death occurred
.â– \ug. 5, 1870. He married Susan A. Seymour, who
was born in Otsego county, N. Y., in 1834, a daugh-
ter of Deacon Hart Seymour, and his wife, Mercy
North, who was a daughter of Deacon Stephen
North, and descendant of John North, one of tho
original proprietors of Farmington. Hart -Sev-
mour was the son of Deacon Jonathan Seymour and
.Abigail Hart, who were both born in New Britain,
Conn. Jonathan .Seymour was a soldier of the Rev-
olution and a lieutenant in the Connecticut State
Militia. Lieut. Elisha Savage. '>f I'lrlin, Conn.,
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD.
another great-grandfather of Dr. Moulton, was a
Revolutionary soldier. The maternal ancestors of
Dr. Moulton were among the earliest settlers of
Connecticut, coming from Massachusetts to Hart-
ford in 1635, settling there and in Farmington ; the
names of eight of these ancestors, Richard Sey-
mour, Stephen Hart. Thomas Judd, John Steele,
Governor Thomas Welles, Elder John White, John
\\'ilcox and William W'adsworth, are recorded on
the "Founders' Monument of Hartford."
Dr. Mculton was assistant in the medical clinic
in Yale Medical School from 1895 to 1897, and in
Gynaecology from 1897 to 1899. ^^ belongs to
the city, county and State Medical Societies (being
clerk of the County Society), and to the New Ha-
ven Grays, and also to the patriotic order of the
Sons of Veterans. Fie attends the Congregational
On Feb. 28, 1898, Dr. Moulton was married to
Fanchon Wilson, who was born in California, only
daughter of James Thomas and Mary Stewart
Smith. One son, James Seymour, born Feb. 7,
1899, in Zaruma, Ecuador, S. A., has brightened
FIOX. DA\1D WALTER FATTEN. The
town of North Haven has the distinction of having
within its borders some of the finest farms of New
Haven county, and among these the one which
bears the palm as a dairy farm is owned by D.
Walter Patten, and is located in the eastern part
of the town. This farm contains 225 acres, and has
been in the possession of the Patten family for
nearly forty years, being the original Pierrepont
farm upon which the late Hon. Edwards Pierre-
pont, e.x-minister to England, was born. David
Patten, the grandfather of our subject, was born
in Salem, New London county. Conn., where he
became a farmer and a dealer in lumber for ship-
Daniel A. Patten, son of David Patten, was also
born in Salem, where he received a di-trict-school
education. After teaching there a number of years,
in the meantime studying medicine, he went to New
York and was graduated from the College of Physi-
cians and Surgeons. Fie first located for practice
in Park Row, in that city, and latei he removed
to Baltimore, Md.. where he enjoyed a large and
lucrative practice for a number of years, when fail-
ing health caused him to abandon the profession.
He returned to his boyhood home, in Salem, wl-.ere
he remained until 1861, at that time coming to
North Flaven, desiring the health-giving life on a
farm. Dr. Patten then purchased the farm now
owned by his son, and continued to operate it un-
til 1885, when he disposed of it to his son, and,
retiring from active life, died in 1887. Dr. Patten
was an ardent Republican, and served the town of
Salem in the Legislature, even representing that
town shortly after his removal to North Ila'.en, in
a special session. During 1869-70-73 he represented
North Haven in the Legislature, although the office
was none of his seeking, his peculiar fitness for the
office causing his fellow citizens almost to thrust
it upon him. He also served the town for several
years as first selectman, and for many years was
a member of the Society's committee of the North
Haven Congregational Church. His widow, Mary
Belcher Hyde, a native of Greenwich, Conn., is now
residing in North Haven. The children born to
this union were: Henry, a graduate of Yal?, mar-
ried Rose M. Sloan, and resides in Philadelphia,
where he is instructor in the Central High School;
David Walter ; Lillian W. married George B. Todd,
and lives in North Haven; and Marion is teaching
in the public school in South Norwalk.
David \\'altcr Patten was born Feb. 7, 1862,
in the house which he now occupies, and received
his primary education in the district schools. After
a two-years' course at Bacon Academy, in Col-
chester, he prepared at Joseph Giles' private school
for the scientific department of Yale University.
Previous to entering Yale Mr. Patten was for two
years assistant instructor of mathematics in the
famous "Collegiate and Commercial Institute," of
which the late William H. Russell was president.
Fle was graduated from Yale Scientific School in
1887, and then returned to the farm which he had
purchased in 1885. rud to which he has since added
by additional purchases and has made improvements
which have placed this farm in the front rank of
dairy fanns in the State. F'or thirty years the
Clover Dairy Farm has practically supplied the
most fastidious patrons of the New Haven market.
Mr. Patten has introduced modern methods, ren-
dering his products the purest to be obtained any-
where, and the reputation of his produce has ex-
tended over a wide territory. He also has a peach
orchard of 1,500 trees.
On Oct. 16, 1889, .Mr. Patten was married to
Erminie Ivison Emley, who was born in Moodus,
Middlesex county, Conn., a daughter of George I.
Emley, superintendent of the New York Net and
Twine Company's mills of that place. Three chil-
dren have been born to this union, Edna I., Mable
.'^. and Martha .Mbcrta. Mr. Patten is a stanch Re-
publican, has been president of the North Haven
Republican Club for several years, and ably repre-
sented the town of North Haven in the General
Assembly during 1898-9, serving as clerk of the
committee on Incorporations. In 1900 he was
elected first selectman and re-elected in 1901. In
1901 he was elected by the General Assembly as a
member of the State Board of Agriculture for New
Haven county. Mr. Patten is an educateil, intelli-
gent farmer who understands and enjoys his agri-
cultural experiments, and by the exercise of energy
has been able to show the country what intelligent
farming can accomplish. Fraternally he is con-
nected with Corinthian Lodge, No. 36, A. F. &
.â– \. M., of Northford, and is a charter member of
North Haven Grange, being one of its organizers.
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD.
I I ^i
1 'rominently identified with all of the leading farm-
ing interest's of the State, he is connected with the
State romological Society, and is a life member of
the Connecticut Dairymen's Association. Although
occupied with both public affairs and private Inisi-
ncss, Mr. Patten is a factor in the social life of the
community, and cnlertains hos[)itably ni his hand-
some home. lioth he and his wife arc valued and
consistent members of the Congregational Church
of North Haven.
RFA^ C. REIXHOLD TAPPERT, the beloved
jiastor of the Immanuel's Evangelical Lutheran
Church, on Cook avenue and Hanover street, in
Meridcn, was born in Hameln, Hanover, Germany,
Dec. 13, 1866, a son of Charles Tappert, born at
I-'isenach, Thueringen. Charles Tappert was an
architect and builder by occupation and a man of
education and influence. His death occurred while
si ill in the prime of life. His wife, Mrs. Alvina
(Hancke) Tappert, was a native of Luechow, Ger-
maiiy, and alter the death of her husband came to
America with her family, and now resides in Xew
York City. Of the ten children of the family
those who still survive are : Emma, a Lutheran
Deaconess ; C. Reinhold ; Mary ; Franz ; Gustave, a
clergyman of the Lutheran Church, in New York
City ; Charles ; Ernest August, a clergyman of the
Lutheran Church, at Washington Heights, New
York City ; and Alwine.
Rev. I^Ir. Tappert attended the schools in his
native land, and was seven years old when the fam-
ily removed to Muender, where the father engaged
in a manufacturing business and our subject had
the advantages of excellent educational training.
At the age of sixteen he graduated from the Latin
school. His inclination being in the direction of
the ministry, he entered then the Kropp Theo-
logical Scminarv, and remained four years, until
he had finished his course in the spring of 1887.
When the call waj made by the Home Missions of
the General Council for young men for mission
work among their countrymen in America, Mr.
Tappert responded, and that same year came to this
country and took charge of St. Peter's Church at
Greenport, L. L .Although not yet of age, he con-
tinucfl to administer to this congregation for fifteen
months. On Dec. 18, 1887, he was ordained by the
president of the first district of the Evangelical Lu-
theran Ministcrium of New York, and in 1888 he
was called by the president of the Synod to take
charge of a mission in New York City, and eagerly
entered upon his Christian labors. Having rented
an unoccupied store on Tenth avenue, at a cost of
S48 per month, he started into school teaching, and
had 140 pupils who contributed one dollar a month.
He continued faithfully to perfonn his duties as
, missionary and teacher until his health completely
; failed him. In 1889 he received a call to Meriden
as successor to Rev. E. W'ittman, as pastor of the
Immanuel's Evano-elical Lutheran Church and also
of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of South-
ington, and for the past twelve years has f;iithfully
attended to the spiritual needs of both congrega-
tions. Mr. Tappert has had much to encourage him.
During his pastorate the church and parsonage have
been l^uilt and his congregation numbers 500 mem-
bers. When he first came to Meriden ho was
obliged to hokl his services in the hall of the Y.
M. C. A.
Rev. Mr. Tappert married Magddcna Drach, in
her home in Greenport, L. I., a daughter of Peter
Drach, a lady of high character, and one who is
well fitted to be a helpmate for her worthy husband.
The children of tliis union number five : Johanna,
Ruth, Martha. Reinhold and Gustav.
FREDERICK WARD BROWN. D. D. S., who
has been successfully engaged in the practice of
dentistry in New Haven since 1888, is a native of
that city, born July 14, 1863. The family have re-
sided there for several generations ; the Doctor's
grandfather, Andrew L. Brown, was engaged in
business as a soap manufacturer in. New Haven
with his brother Charles. Their factory was located
on I'nion street. He had three children : William
H., father of our subject ; Robert A., who is sec-
retary and treasurer of the New Haven Savings
Bank, and also president of the New Haven Mfg.
Co. ; and Mary, who married Henry Holt, of
Springfield. Mass. Mrs. Brown was a member of
the iMrst Baptist Church.
William H. Brown was born in New Haven and
there reared, receiving his education in the com-
mon schools and in the Lancasterian school. He
was engaged in business as a dealer in cigars and
s|)irits, carrying on same up to the time of his death,
which occurred in 1888. when he was aged fifty-
one. He married Cornelia Camp, and they had four
children: William IL; I'redcrick ^^'ard, whose
name opens these lines ; and Albert R. and Andrew
L., both of whom are dentists in New York City,
where Mrs. Brown, the mother, also makes her
home. Mrs. Brown is a daughter of Horace Camp,
who died at the age of eightv-four. and his wife,
whose maiden name was White, and who lived to
the age of eighty-six.
Frederick W. Brown attended the public schools
of New Haven during his boyhood. His early
studies in dentistry were pursued with Drs. Austen
B. Fuller, Frank C. Swift and J. S. Cairoli, of