a life of strict temperance, industry, prudence, econ-
omy and integrity, and is now able to enjoy the
fruits resulting from such a life, without labor or
Air. Hughes has legions of friends and
myriads of acciuaintances.
While George W. 11. Hughes was still a child
his parents removed from Prospect, Conn., to
Xaugatuck. and here he took advantage of the ex-
cellent educational opjxirtunities afforded, and in
the high school was under the instruction of the
well-remembered A. N. Lewis, graduating from
this school in 1864. The musical talent which was
a most natural inheritance from a gifted father, soon
disi)layed itself in young Hughes, and his entrance
into the business world was as a tuner of organs
about twenty-five years ago. Under the firm style
of \'ogel & Hughes, he became interested in the
manufacture of organs, in Norwich, Conn., this
enterjjrise prospering until its career was closed by
a disastrous fire destroying nearly all of the prop-
erty of the firm.
With the assistance of Mr. J. W. Huntington, a
financial magnate. Mr. Hughes then built a factory
in Norwich, and until the (leath of Mr. Huntington,
in 1879, the manufacture of organs was successfully
carried on in this place. Then Mr. Hughes closed
this business and returned to New Haven, embark-
ing in the coal and Hour trade at No. 34 Church
street, conducting this very successfully until 1891,
when he sold this business and organized the Royal
Shoe store, which one year later he gave to his
cousin, Harr)' Hughes, who is still conducting it.
Mr. Hughes is a man of most varied talents,
and. possesses business ability of a superior order.
For some ten years he has been actively engaged
in the real estate business, and in 1889 he pur-
chased an interest in the Hyperion Theater, in this
city, and with his i)artner, iJr. A. E. Winchell. has
improved this property very greatly. It had been
badly managed and required renovation and busi-
ness tactics to place it upon a paying basis. Mr.
Hughes is also a stockholder, owning a controlling
interest in a corset factory, and also in some pros-
])erous patent medicines, outside of this city. Active,
alert and energetic, Mr. Hughes has long been a
very important factor in the business life of New
Haven. In the management and sale of real estate
he has been far-seeing and ]5olitic. and his manage-
ment of various properties and their disposal have
brought him large commissions, notably in the case
of the "Florence House." Howard avenue in this
city has been principally built up by Mr. Hughes,
and some of its edifices are still his property. Soon
after building the imposing Hughes block, on the
corner of Congress and Asylum streets, he disposed
of it to Mr. Newman.
In 1886 Mr. Hughes was married to Miss Maude
Kellogg, of Bridgeport, Conn., a daughter of Will-
iam Kellogg, of that city, and to this union was born
one son, George \\ . R., Sept. 14, 1887. This young
man is a student of the Day school, in New Haven,
and is a very interested member of the foot-ball
team. Mr. Hughes votes with the Republican party,
but has no political ambition. His business interests
in this city are large and growing, but are under
his control, his ability and grasp of afYairs making
him one of the leading factors in the growth and
development of this beautiful city.
CH.VRLKS l-XUIU IVES, a prominent market
gardener and selectman of Cheshire, New Haven
coifnty, was born in that town Sept. 23, 1857, and is
a descendant of John Ives, the first of the name in
this county. The grandfather, Elihu Ives, was a
native of the town of Wallingford. where he en-
gaged in farming during early life, and where he
married Rachel Ijlakeslee. Their children were
Charles: John, a resident of Marion, Iowa; Elihu.
of the same place ; George : and Norman, all of
whom, with the exception of Charles, went \\'est
and located in Iowa. The grandfather also removed
to Iowa, becoming one of the first settlers of Marion,
where he took up land and engaged in farming until
his death. He was a Jeffersonian Democrat, and a
member of the Baptist Church.
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD.
Lliarlcs Ivcs, tlu- father of our suhjcct, was born
and reared in \Valliii}jford, and when a young man
came to Cheshire, where for several years he en-
gaged in agricuhural pursuits upon wliat is now
known as the Morgan fanii. He then purchased the
farm now operated l)y his son, and upon tiiat place
made many imi)rovemcnts. His death occurred
Sept. 4. 1866, on tlie Morgan farm, and his remains
were interred in Cheshire cemetery. He, too, was an
earnest meniher of the I'.antist Church, and a Dem-
ocrat in politics. In Cheshire he married Sarafi L.
Moss, a native of that town, and a daughter of
Josc])h Moss. She is still living, and now makes
her home in W'allingford. To them were horn five
children, namely: Ceorgc Rodney, who died in in-
fancy; lleorge Rodney (2), also deceased; Mary
C, wife of Amos Ives, of W'allingford; Matilda
L., wife of Robert Miner; and Charles Elihu.
During his boyhood Charles Elihu Ives attended
the district schools of his native town and early be-
came familiar with the duties which fall to the lot
of the agriculturist. He was only nine years of age
when his father died, and he early took charge of
the home farm, and has since devoted his energies
to its operation. It consists of seventy-five acres,
upon which he has made many useful and valuable
improvements. He is engaged principally in market
gardening, and in this branch of industry is meet-
ing with good success.
Mr. Ives was married at Meriden, Conn., in 1887,
to Miss Harriet L. Todd, a daughter of James and
Esther (Hall) Todd, and granddaughter of Streat
Todd, all natives of W'olcolt. She is a most esti-
mable lady and a member of the Episcopal Church.
In his political views Mr. Ives is a Democrat and
has filled the offices of selectman and assessor of
his town, and is now a member of the board of
selectmen. Fraternally he is a member of the
Grange. Industrious, cnterprismg and progressive,
and snap. He is self-made, his position in society
and his professional success being due wholly to the
force of his make-up. He is prominent in his com-
inunity in l>oth I-Veemasonrv and Odd Fellowship,
an(l is a member of the local orders there.
On Mav 18. 1S81, Dr. Eggleston was married
to I-'Iizabelh C. Duncan, of Poc|uonock, \\'indsor.
Conn., and to than have come children as follows:
Robert D., born March 7, 1882: Ralnh B.. born
November, 1884, and died March 19, 1886; Jcanette
L., born April 18, 1887; Arthur J., bom Nov. 19,
1890; and Jere Dudley, born May 29, 1894.
I Mrs. Eggleston is a native of Poquonock, and
\ the daughter of one of its prominent citizens and
' manufacturers — Thomas Duncan (2), who is a na-
tive of Scotland, where he was born Aug. 13, 1832,
son of Thomas Duncan, a descendant of an excellent
Scotch ancestry. Thomas Duncan (2) for upwards
of forty years has been a resident of Connecticut,
and here has been prominently connected with re-
ligious and civil interests. He is an expert paper
manufacturer and for many years has been identi-
\ fied with the making of paper in Poquonock and
! elsewhere in the State. Late in tlie 'nineties he re-
moved to New York city. His first wife, the mother
of his children, was formerly Miss Grace Yule,
who was born June 14, 1834, and died Feb. 15,
[ 1867. Their five children were: T. E. and John
' C, both well known men to the paper trade of
' the country ; Grace, now deceased ; Agnes, now de-
\ ceased, formerly the wife of Nelson R. Lord, of
; Poquonock; and Elizabeth C, wife of Dr. Eggles-
CAPT. DANIEL LOY.XL B.\RBER was born
; March 19, 1855, in Litchfield, Conn., a son of Loyal
Rossetter Barber, who was born Aug. 21, 181 1, in
Harwinton, Litchfield Co., Conn. The father was
a farmer and was extensively engaged in the tim-
ber business. He was a Republican, and remov-
ing to Litchfield when he was twenty-two years of
age became a prominent member of the commu-
nity, serving for several terms as selectman; and
was an active member of the Congregational
Church. On June 25, 1833, '^^ ^^'''^ married to Miss
Lucretia Buell, born in Litchfield April 25, 1814,
and a daughter of Norman and Lucretia (Webs-
ter) Buell. Loyal R. Barber died May 25, 1885. in
the town of Harwinton, where he had been living
for some years on his farm. His widow is still liv-
ing in Watcrbury. Their children were: (i)
Amelia B., born Sept. 9, 1835, married Edwin F.
Perkins, of Litchfield, who died in the war of the
Rebellion ; she is now living in Litchfield. (2) Nor-
man P.., bom Oct. 9, 1837, died Oct. 12, 1863, at
Alexandria, Va., during the RdDcllion : he married
.Susan Wood, of Milton, Conn. (3) Lucretia R..
born March 17, 1840, married D. M. Hancock, of
Raynham, Mass., where she died Oct. 22, 1S99.
(4) Minerva W.. Ixjrn Sept. 4, 1842, died Aug. 9,
1843. (5) Marina W., born May 30, 1849, mar-
ried L. 0. Bradley, of Torrington. (6) Lyman
B., bom March 8,' 1847, died .-Xpril 12, 1897; he
married Miss Jennie W. Cooper, of Bristol, Conn.,
and died in \\'allingford. (7^ .Kugusta B., born
Mav 2, 1833, married Edgar H. Chipman, of Water-
bur>-. (8) Capt. Daniel L. (9) Julia M., born Aug.
30, 1859, married (yeorge E. Taft, of Unionville,
Conn., and died April 27, 1891.
Asa Piarber, the grandfather of Capt. Daniel
L., was born in Harwinton, Conn., where he spent
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD.
his entire life engaged in farniing. An active Whig,
he held many town otifices, allhousih he died when
but lliirty-one years old, and he was prominent in
church matters. He married Miss ^lindwell Ros-
seter, of Ilarwinton, and to them were born: Ab-
ncr, Asa, Loyal and Lyman.
Capt. Daniel Loyal Barber had his early edu-
cation in his own home town, and then attended
the Harwinton schools, whither his parents removed
when he was about thirteen years old. Leaving
school at the age of eighteen years, he l>egan life
for himself in charge of an engine in the Barber &
Dayton Spring Bed and Scaffold Bracket Co. He
remained with this company about a year and a
half, when it failed and he took charge of the w^od
department of the Stanley Level and Rule Co., at
New Britain, Mr. Barber was with this estab-
lishment about three and a half years, and then
removed to Burlington, where he was foreman of
^\'. R. Hartingan's wood turning establishment,
having some twenty-five wood turners under him.
He held this resjxjnsible position for two years or
more, and then came to Wallingford to be assistant
foreman of the buffing department of the R. Wallace
& Sons Manufacturing Co., where he remained for
nearly ten years. .At that time. he be.gan contract
work in the same department, in which he is now
engaged, having in his employ about twenty hands.
Capt. Barber joined Co. E, First Conn. Nat.
Guards, as a private, at New Britain in 1875, and
served for four years. On Sept. 20, 1883, he united
w'ith Co. K, 2(1 Conn. Nat. (iuards, at \\'alling-
ford, as a private, and became a corporal May 20,
1885: sergeant, Dec. 30, 1886; first sergeant, Sept.
20, 1890; second lieutenant, June 25, 1891, and cap-
tain, Nov. 17th of the same year. On Nov. 17,
1896, he made application to be placed on the re-
tired list, and Jan. i, 1900, Captain Barber was ap-
pointed inspector of small arms practice on Col.
T. F. Callahan's staff at New Haven.
Capt. Barber was one of the charter members of
Ivy Lodge, No. 43, K. of P., and is a member
of Compass Lodge, of the Eastern Star Lodge, No.
37, F. & A. M., and of Mira Temple, No. 90,
Knights of Khorrassan. He was colonel of the
second regiment, U. R. K. P., for two years, where
he was on the staff of Major General Carnahan.
Capt. Barber is a charter member of Court Samuel
Sunpson, No. 131, Foresters of America, and was
the first Chief Ranger of the Court, where he
served two terms. He belongs to the Charter Oak
Circle, C. of F., auxiliary to the Foresters. Capt.
Barber -is a charter member of Putnam Council,
O. U. A. M., and for six years was secretary of
that bodv. He is also a member of the Walling-
Capt. Barber has served on the to^vn commit-
tee for several terms. For a number of terms he
has served on the Court of Burgesses, and is one