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David, March 30, 1891.

(IV) James Titus, son of George Caleb
Dauphinee, was born at Bridgewater, Nova
Scotia, October 6, 1871. He attended the
public schools at Port Midwed, where his par-
ents had removed when he was an infant. He
lived five months at Bridgewater, and then
went to East Chester, where he worked for
his uncle, Lewis Dauphinee, on his farm. In
1885 he came to Boston, Massachusetts, and
was employed for nine months in the dry
goods store of Jordan, Marsh & Co. After-
ward he entered the machine shop of Robinson
& Chase, Boston, remaining a year, and attend-
ing the Phillips school for five months. He
went with his parents to City Mills, worked
in the car shop of John Fisher, and later for
the City Mills Felt Company for two years.
At this time he decided to learn his father's
trade, and worked in his employ until 1906,
when his father died. Since then he has been
in business for himself, and he has erected a
number of houses in Franklin and vicinity. In
April, 1908, he purchased the Nickerson home-
stead of three acres on Central street, where
he makes his home. He is a member of the
Improved Order of Red Men, at Franklin ; of
the New England Order of Protection, and
of the Franklin Fire Department. In politics
he is a Republican, and in religion an Epis-
copalian. He married, November 17, 1894,



Nellie Maud, daughter of Henry and Minnie
( Pendleton ) Clark, of Franklin. Children :
i. Mildred Adelaide, born March 15, 1895. 2.
Clayton James, April 16, 1897. 3. Clarence
Norman, June 1, 1899. 4. Minnis Erma. May
16, 1901 ; died December 4, 1902. 5. Bernale
Alberta, born July 25, 1903; died November
20, 1903. 6. Bernard Leroy, born March 31,
1906. 7. Shirley Aldace, August 7, 1908.

William Casey, of an ancient and
CASEY prominent family, was a farmer
all his active life in county Long-
ford, Ireland. He married Esther .

Among their children was Owen, mentioned

(II) Owen, son of William Casey, was born
in county Longford, Ireland, in 1822, and died
in 1888, at the age of sixty-six years. The
rudiments of an education he obtained in his
native parish, and at the age of eighteen he
joined the tide of emigration to America. He
found employment in the brick kilns of Kings-
ley Brothers, Somerville, Massachusetts, and
learned the business thoroughly. With his
savings he embarked in brick-making on his
own account in 1865, at Somerville, and con-
tinued for ten years. Then he became a stone
mason and builder, contracting for structures
in which he used the bluestone from his own
quarry, near the Mystic river, and after about
five years found sufficient business in the sale
of stone from this quarry. He was a shrewd,
careful and successful business man. He was
a Democrat in politics, and a Roman Catholic
in religion. He married, March, 1854, Jane
Smith, of Charlestown, Massachusetts, born
March 14, T832, in county Donegal, Ireland,
daughter of Andrew and Hannah (Scanlon)
Smith. Her father was a mason by trade, re-
moving to St. John. New Brunswick, in 1834,
and followed his trade there and at Boston
and Charlestown, Massachusetts, where he
died January 21, 1891, aged ninety years. Her
mother, Bridget Scanlon, daughter of Barnard
Scanlon, died at Charlestown, November 4,
1905. Mrs. Jane (Smith) Casey's great-uncle,
John McLoughlin. was a soldier in the British
army, and took part in the battle of Bunker
Hill, settling afterward at Woodstock, New
Brunswick, where he received a grant of land
from the British government for his military

service ; he married Matthieson, who

lived to the age of one hundred and two years.
Her grandfather was one hundred and one
years old when he died. Mrs. Casey came to
Boston with her parents when she was ten

years old, and her education was completed
in the public schools of that city. Before her
marriage she was engaged in the millinery
business in Boston. The family moved from
Boston to Charlestown after her marriage.
Children of Owen and Jane (Smith) Casey:
1. William, died aged ten years. 2. Sarah,
died aged nine years. 3. Julia A., mentioned
below. 4. Annie, died aged seven years. 5.
Andrew, was a soldier in the Spanish- Amer-
ican war in Cuba, in the regiment of Colonel
E. V. Sumner ; lives with his mother and sister
at Needham. 6. Frederick F.. 7. Jane, mar-
ried Hugh Campbell ; children : Margaret G.,
Annie, Julia, Mary. 8. Esther, married Alvah
Reynolds, of Somerville. 9. William, manager
of the Needham Exchange of the New Eng-
land Telephone and Telegraph Company ; mar-
ried Mary Cashman, of Canton, Massachusetts.
10. Owen L., employed by New England Tele-
phone and Telegraph Company.

(Ill) Julia A. Casey, daughter of Owen
Casey, was born in Somerville, February 5,
1859, and was educated there in the public
schools, graduating from the high school in
the class of 1877. She entered the Training
School for Nurses at the Massachusetts Gen-
eral Hospital, of Boston, in 1879, graduating
in 1 88 1. She practiced her profession for the
next fourteen years, attending surgical cases
for the most part. In the course of her work
she went abroad, visiting London, Paris, and
southern France. Since 1901 she has been at
home caring for her mother and managing the
household. The home is on Grant street, Need-
ham, near the Park. She bought the place and
has planned the architecture and surroundings
in simple colonial style. Even the gardens
and sun-dial are carried out along strictly old-
fashioned lines. Miss Casey likes nothing
better than to work in her flower gardens with
her own hands. The house is furnished
throughout with colonial furniture, some of it
being antique and valuable. Altogether it is a
picturesque and delightful home, one of the
most charming and attractive of its kind in
the county. Miss Casey keeps in touch with
her profession without practicing, by retain-
ing her membership in the Alumnae Associa-
tion of Nurses. Uniformly kind and tactful
in all her relations, devoted in her care of her
mother and brothers, refined in her tastes and
of artistic temperament, she is loved and
esteemed by all her neighbors and many
friends besides her own family circle. Like
all the family she is a devoted Catholic in reli-



The family intended to be
LANDERS treated in this place is not one
whose American ancestor dates
to the colonial period, nor has it an ancestor
who fought in the French and Indian wars,
nor in the revolution, nor even in the second
war with the mother country; but its immi-
grant ancestor was of sturdy Irish stock, who
came over when about thirty years old, with
wife and children, and with the aim and pur-
pose of improving the condition of his domes-
tic life, for then he was almost without means,
and his only capital was a determination to
succeed, good health and a strong constitu-
tion — possessions that even large wealth can-
not always secure.

( 1 ) John Landers was a native of old county
Kerry, Ireland, his birthplace alone being evi-
dence of the sturdy stock from which he
sprung. He was born about 1818, and came
to this country in 1848. He settled in Holyoke,
Massachusetts, and began life there as a laborer
on the construction work of the original dam
at South Hadley Falls. From Holyoke he
went to Winchester, Virginia, lived there sev-
eral years, and died about 1858, when he was
about forty years old and in the prime of
manhood. In Ireland Mr. Landers married
Jane Sullivan, and by her had six children,
three of whom were born in Ireland and three
after he came to America. Those born in
this country were sons Richard and Dennis,
and a daughter Johanna, the latter of whom
became the wife of John O'Connell.

(II) Dennis J., younger of the two sons of
John and Jane ( Sullivan ) Landers, was born
in Winchester, Virginia, April 14, 1853, and
during the forty years of his life in Holyoke
has come to be recognized as one of the best
examples of the purely self-made man of
which that famous industrial city can boast.
At the time of his father's death he was only
about five years old, and just as soon as he
was old enough to work it became necessary
that he do something to help his mother pro-
vide for her little family. Throughout the
years of the civil war Mrs. Landers remained
in Richmond, and when he was eleven years
old Dennis was employed in making bullets
and cartridges for use in the Confederate
army, and in doing this he was able to earn
a little something for the family support. In
1866, when he was thirteen, he came north to
Holyoke, where his father first settled on com-
ing to this country. There he found work in
a factory, and proved an industrious and
steady boy. After four years he set out to

learn the trade of a mason, became in good
time a practical workman and soon afterward
started in business for himself. Whatever he
undertook to do was done well, and he was
straightforward in every transaction. Thus it
was that one finished contract brought another,
so that his business increased rapidly and he
became prosperous and employed many work-
men in the erection of public buildings and
factories, to a large number of which he can
point with pardonable pride as evidences of
his thrift and honest methods. In 1882 he
built the greater part of the large building
erected for the Parsons Paper Company, the
George R. Dickinson Paper Company. In con-
nection with his building operations Mr.
Landers for many years has carried on a
brickyard, wdiich he originally began according
to his means and the demands of trade, but
now the average annual product of his kilns
is more than four and a half million bricks.
The yards furnish employment to about thirty-
five workmen, in addition to which his contract
work requires something like eighty competent
masons, bricklayers, tenders and helpers, be-
sides teamsters. It will be seen from what
has been stated that Mr. Landers has been a
very busy man during all these years, and it
may be said also that his business life has been
rewarded with substantial and deserved suc-
cess. In Holyoke he is known as a progressive
and public spirited citizen, always taking an
earnest interest in whatever measures are pro-
posed for the welfare of the city and its people.
In 1881 he was elected a member of the board
of aldermen, representing ward five, but gen-
erally he has not been particularly active in
political affairs.

In 1881 Mr. Landers married Mary Cava-
naugh, daughter of Thomas and Mary Cava-
naugh, of Holyoke. Of their five children two
died in infancy. The others are: I. Minnie,
born 1882; married Martin Millane. 2. Frank,
born 1884. 3. John, born 1887. 4. Lena, born
in 1891.

William Pollard Cava-
CAVANAUGH naugh was born in Ire-
land in 1800, and died in
South Boston, Massachusetts, in 1889. He
was brought up in his native town where his
ancestors had lived for many generations. In
1819 he came to this country, a pioneer among
the Irish that flocked to America in the middle
of the nineteenth century. He first located in
New Bedford, later settled in South Boston,
1834. A few years later he engaged in busi-



ness as a building mover and pile driver, and
later as a general contractor. From a modest
beginning he developed a large and profitable
business. He was a faithful Roman Catholic
and a generous supporter of the parish. He
is buried in the Catholic cemetery, in South
Boston. He married, in Boston, in 1830, Mar-
garet Alston Russell, who died at the age of
forty-six years. Children: 1. James V., born
April 29, 1831 ; a twin of John; died aged
twenty-seven. 2. John, mentioned below. 3.
George H., born in Boston, June 16, 1839;
resides in Milton, Massachusetts.

(II) John, son of William Pollard Cava-
naugh, was born April 29, 1831, in New Bed-
ford, Massachusetts. When he was about
three years old his parents moved to Boston
and he was educated there in the public schools.
He learned the trade of mason and later that
of carpenter. When he was twenty-one years
old he began in business as contractor and
builder. He was associated with his father
and succeeded him in the building-moving
business in South Boston. He has had con-
tracts for moving, raising and altering many
large buildings in Massachusetts, especially in
Boston and vicinity. He had the contract for
the moving and altering of the county court
house at Taunton, Massachusetts, and a similar
contract for the Middlesex county court house
at Lowell, Massachusetts. He raised and
straightened the Baltic tower, a contract that
required the use of a two thousand lifting
jack. He had one of the best equipped plants
in New England, and his reputation for hand-
ling large and difficult operations in his line of
work was excelled by no contractor in the
country. He practically retired in 1905. He
has resided in Braintree since 1868 and built
his own residence at 72 Cedar street in 1894.
He has built many other residences and build-
ings in Boston and vicinity. In later years
his son William has been in partnership with
him, and he still continues the business, while
his younger son Charles is independently en-
gaged in the same line of contracting. In
politics he is a Democrat, but has never sought
public office. In religion he is a Catholic, a
member of the Braintree parish. He married
(first) 1854. Mary Phillips, born at South
Boston. He married (second) in 1867, Mrs.
Hilliard Sweeney, born 1840, in county Cork,
Ireland, in the parish of South Bar. Mrs.
Sweeney had one child by her first husband,
Leander Sweeney, now a lawyer in Boston.
Children of Mr. Cavanaugh by his first wife:
1. William, born at Boston, 1855; married and

resides at Meeting House Hill, Dorchester. 2.
Elizabeth, born at South Boston ; married
I lumphrey Moynihan. 3. James, born at South
Boston ; died 1905. 4. Charles, born at Chelsea ;
died 1868. Children of second wife: 5. John
T. 6. Albert, died 1890. 7. Erederick, died
at age of twenty. 8. Gertrude, died at age of
twenty. 9. Stella Frances, died at age of
twenty-one. 10. Charles. 11. Mabel, died at
age of twelve. 12. Arthur. 13. Agnes, married
George Garvin. 14. Grace. 15. Child, un-

Colonel August H. Goetting
GOETTING was born in New York City.
In the early eighties he came
to Springfield, Massachusetts, and engaged in
the music publishing business, which at the pres-
ent time ( 1909) is one of the largest houses
of its kind in the country. He is largely inter-
ested in real estate investments in Springfield,
is one of the heaviest taxpayers, stands high
in the business and social life, is a member of
all the leading social organizations, and in
1886 was one of the committee of fifty ap-
pointed to arrange for the two hundred and fif-
tieth anniverasy of the settlement of the city.

Colonel Goetting is one of the leading Re-
publicans of Massachusetts. As a young man,
before leaving his native state. New York, he
took an active part in the election of Seth
Low to the mayoralty of Brooklyn, and in
1880 was a delegate from New York to the
Republican national convention which nomi-
nated the late James A. Garfield, his colleagues
being Roscoe Conkling and Chester A. Arthur.
On taking up his residence in Springfield he
was elected a member of the Republican city
committee, and during the ill-fated Blaine can-
vass served as secretary. In 1889 he succeeded
William H. Haile as a member of the state
committee, and the regard in which he was
held by his political co-workers was demon-
strated by the fact that he was placed on the
executive committee and was finally appointed
to the chairmanship of that committee. Being
recognized from the first as a leading spirit,
subsequently when it was necessary to raise
funds for the national campaign he was made
chairman of the finance committee, serving
two years, and subsequently was elected chair-
man of the Republican state committee, serv-
ing six years, during which time the party
never suffered defeat. In 1904 he was a dele-
gate to the Republican national convention
and served on the committee on permanent
organization. He was one of the electors-at-



large in the 1908 election, and the fact that he
ran far ahead of his ticket attests the great
popularity he enjoys. He was appointed to
fill the vacancy on Governor Guild's council,
having also been elected to serve as a member
of Governor Draper's council, 1909. His mili-
ary title comes from service on the staffs of
Governor John O. A. Brackett, Governor
Greenhalge and Governor Wolcott. He is a
member of the Ancient and Honorable Artil-
lery Company and also of the Old Guard of
Massachusetts. He has been president of Inde-
pendence Day Association for three years.

This family name is distinctively
MORE Scotch, and has its numerous vari-
ants, Lanarkshire alone having
the forms of More, Moir, Moore and Muir.
Its members have adorned every profession,
and have been conspicuous both in civil and
military life.

( I ) Thomas More, born in Scotland, in
1820, was educated there, and learned the car-
penter's trade. In young manhood he came
to the United States, locating in Springfield,
Massachusetts, where he first worked as a
journeyman, and in a few years engaged in
business for himself as a contracting builder.
Among his most important work were many
houses which he built for Willis Phelps, a
prominent real estate promoter of Springfield.
He also invested wisely in real estate in that
city, accumulated considerable means, and held
high place in the estimation of the commu-
nity, as a man upright and honorable in all his
relations, and of unspotted integrity and ster-
ling character. He was a member of Trinity
Church, and for many years a prominent mem-
ber of Hampden Lodge of Odd Fellows, of
Springfield. He made a visit to his old
home in Scotland. He died February 23,
1891. He married Susan E. Keith, daugh-
ter of Jonathan R. Keith, of Belchertown ; she
died March 8, 1896. Children: 1. Charles R.,
died young. 2. William W., born July 31,
1848 ; see forward. 3. George W., born Octo-
ber 26, 1850; married Bertha Hardenbergh ;
children: George W., Jr., Elizabeth, and
Jeanette ; reside in Brooklyn. New York. 4.
Eva S., born August 28, 1852; married Will-
iam R. Price, of New York ; children : May
L., Susan M., and William M., who died aged
four years. 5. Charles T., died in Springfield,
Massachusetts, November 19, 1894; married
Jennie Beckwith ; children : George T., Frank
E., Henrietta L., and Blanche I.

(II) William Wallace More, second son

and chilil of Thomas and Susan E. Keith
More, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts,
July 31, 1848, and died in Boston, January 6,
1899. He was educated in the public schools
and received his training for a commercial
career in a New York business college. His
first engagement was a bookkeeper for King,
Norton & Ladd, of Springfield. On arriving
at age, in 1869. he became a partner of Samuel
Bigelow in the wholesale flour and produce
business, with store in Hampden street. In
1875 A. A. Marston was admitted to partner-
ship, and these three gentlemen were asso-
ciated until 1891, when Mr. Bigelow retired.
At the time the Union railroad station was
built, the firm moved to its present location
on Lyman street. In addition to the business
above mentioned, Mr. More was for many
years a director of the Springfield Safe De-
posit and Trust Company, and of the Chap-
man Valve Company, of Indian Orchard, and
was also treasurer of the Springfield Board of
Trade. As a man of affairs he was able and
upright, with a well earned reputation for busi-
ness sagacity and exceptional fairness and
honesty in all his dealings. He was active as a
member of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church,
served long as one of the board of trustees,
and was at one time president of the Laurel
Park Camp Meeting Association. In politics
he was a Republican, and for three years
(1887-88-89), was a member of the Spring-
field common council. He had attained rank
in the Masonic order, and was affiliated with
Roswell Lee Lodge, Springfield Chapter,
Springfield Commandery, and Massachusetts
Consistory, thirty-second degree. Until the
spring before his death he was in good health,
and shared in the activities of social as well as
of business life. He was frank, sincere and
kindly in disposition, and had many warm
friendships. He was a victim of tumor on the
brain, for which he was undergoing treatment
in Boston at the time of his death.

Mr. More married, January 27, 1876, Emma
Parker Smith, daughter of Lebbeus C. Smith,
who survives her husband. Children: I.
Clara E., born June 8, 1877; died August 3,
1905 ; married Philip M. Colbert, of Winston,
North Carolina. 2. Arthur S., born June 13,
188 1 : graduate of Springfield schools, and of
Massachusetts Institute of Technology ; now
with C. C. C. & St. L. railroad ; married, No-
vember 12, 1907, Louise Laidley, of Coving-
ton, Kentucky: one child, Frederic L.. born
November 14, 1908. 3. Florence E., born
February 14, 1887.



Carl Stohn, St., was born in Sax-
STOHN ony, Germany, in 1828. He was

educated there and learned the art
of silk manufacture. He engaged in business
in his native land in the making of silk novel-
ties which he sold with other goods of similar
nature in a store. He came to this country in
1880 and engaged in the same line of business
with a factory at Jersey Heights, New Jersey,
continuing until his death in 1896. He was
descended from an ancient German family of
good standing in social life as well as in busi-
ness. He married in his native province Ada
Zierold, born January 6, 1836, in Saxony, and
came to America with her husband. She is
living in New Jersey and very active for her
years. Both were active members of the Ger-
man Lutheran church. Children: 1. Gustave,
born February 4, 1859; a manufacturer of silk
button cloth in New Jersey ; married Annie
Willham, and has three daughters and one son.
2. Carl, February 2, 1861 ; mentioned below. 3.
Oscar, October 26, 1862; is employed in the
Jersey Heights silk mill founded by his father ;
has a son and daughter. 4. Emil, February
28, 1865; has charge of the silk mill at Jersey
Heights established by his father and now oper-
ated by the firm of Carl Stohn & Sons ; has
two daughters. 5. Paul, January 28, 1867; is
retired from business ; resides at Jersey
Heights. 6. Otto, December 18, 1874; is super-
intendent of the silk mill of his brother Carl
at Jersey Heights ; has no children. Six chil-
dren are deceased.

(II) Carl (2), son of Carl (1) Stohn, was
born in Saxony, February 2, 1 861. He was
educated in the schools of his native place, and
had at the age of fourteen a thorough knowl-
edge of the rudimentary branches of learn-
ing. He worked in his father's shop and
learned various branches of the art of making
silk novelties during the next three years. With
a desire to try his hand at business on his own
account, and at the same time to see the world,
he set out from home at the age of seventeen
with a stock of goods as an itinerant merchant.
He traveled far and near selling his wares
through Hungary and Austria and other Ger-
man-speaking countries, as well as in the
Fatherland. Eventually, he determined to seek
his fortune in the United States. The journey
exhausted his slender resources, however, and
he landed in New York City in 1881 with less
than a nickel in his possession. He found work
at his trade immediately and, with his pay at
piece work, made eighteen dollars during his
first three days. From that moment he has

made steady progress in business. He rose
rapidly in the esteem of his employers, and at
the age of twenty-six became superintendent
of a silk mill. He had charge of various silk-
making factories in New York, New Jersey
and California. Thence he came to Boston
in 1890 and was superintendent of a button
cloth factory in that city for the next five
years. When he was refused an increase of
salary which he believed should have been
given him, he left the concern, and began busi-
ness on his own account, in a modest way, with
ten looms, manufacturing the silk novelties
with which he had been familiar from his
youth. His mastery of the art and familiarity
with the trade furnished him with an equip-
ment that compensated for his lack of capital.
From the outset business prospered, and from
ten looms he has increased his plant to one
hundred and twenty. His factory is located

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