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gaged in the manufacture of clocks, in which he did
an extensive trade in the Southern States and Can-
ada. He reared a family of nine children, born in
Jhe following order : Minerva, William. Julius S.,
Elizur E., Anna, Sally H.. David. Samuel H. and
Charlotte L. Of these. William and Julius S. went
to C)hio. David graduated from Yale ^ledical
School in 1832. practiced medicine in Madison,
Conn., also in Ohio and Xew Jersey, and was in
practice in Norwalk. Conn., at the time of his
death, Oct. 30, 1868: he was a manufacturer of
German silver spoons in Waterbury. Conn., and the
first to make them in Waterbury : was also asso-
ciated with Julius Hotchkiss. under the firm name
of Hotchkiss & Prichard. in the manufacture of
%vebbing. cotton, etc., and held other interests.

Elizur E. Prichard, the subject of this biography,
grew to manhood in \\'aterbury. He married Bet-
sey Cooper, who was born in Derby, this countv,
Oct. 25, 1805, a daughter of Asa and Hannah
(Botsford) Cooper. The Botsfords trace their
descent from Henry Botsford. one of the original
settlers of Alilford. The Coopers were also among
the original settlers of Xew Haven. Mrs. Prichard
tracing her line through John, John, John, Caleb!
Caleb and Asa. To Elizur E. Prichard and his wife
were born five children, as follows : Elizabeth Ann,
Sarah J., one that died in infancv unnamed, Kath-
arine A., and Florence C. Of these, Elizabeth Ann
died in 1854. The surviving daughters remain ar
the old home unmarried.

Elizur E. Prichard was about twenty-four years
of age when he began to take part in manufacturing
in Waterbury by making iron and brass castings.
In 1829 he engaged in making gilt buttons, and in
1833 in the manufacture of umbrella, parasol and
rane trimmings of fine quality, occasionallv of gold.
He enjoyed the confidence of the solid men of Wa-
terbury, by whom he was implicitly trusted, and on
one occasion, when making a trip to Boston, he
carried with him to the bank in that citv $^0,000,
to accommodate a Xew Haven Bank. In 1840 he



erected a residence on the corner of Bank and Grand
streets, in the center of Waterbury. In 1843 lie

i was engaged in the manufacture of cloth buttons.

I as in that year there was a diploma granted to him
by the American Institute (of Xew York) for "su-
perior specimens of silk buttons." For a number
of years he was also engaged in Xorwalk. Conn.,

, in making door knobs, etc. In Waterburv and in

: Xew Haven, in partnership with his brother. Dr.
David Prichard. he was engaged in the manufacture
of elastic webbing ; from this partnership sprang the
American Suspender Co.

In 1852 Mr. Prichard retired from active busi-

I ness, but in 1855 his interests in the Wolcottville
knittmg Co. obliged him to assume the manage-
ment of that business, which he controlled until the
time of his death, Xov. 29, i860. He was possessed
ot a spirit of tireless activity, was progressive, pub-
lic-spirited and benevolent.' It is believed that no
suppliant for aid ever appealed to him without re-

- ceiving instant and substantial relief. Much he
lost by lending— in his kindness of heart— the use
of his name to his friends in their business difficul-
ties, and. in fact, his kindness was his overpowering
weakness. He never filled a public office, but de^^^
voted his energies and time to the industrial and
social elevation of his fellow men. He died a mem-
ber of the First Church, in which faith his widow-
also passed away, [May 29, 1887.

HOX. CHARLES STODDARD SPAULD-
IXG, prominent farmer and e.x-member of the State
Legislature from Cheshire, Xew Haven countv, is
a native of this State, bom in Xorfolk, Litchfield
county. May 9, 1837, son of Frederick A. and :Mary
(Goodwin) Spaulding. The father was born in
Xew Marlboro, Mass., June 13. 1810. a son of Aus-
tin and Betsey (Clark) Spaulding, the former also
a native of that- State, the latter of Conrecticut.
Austin Spaulding lived and died in -Massachusetts,
but at an early age Frederick, his son, removed to
Litchfield county. Conn., where he made his home
with an uncle, and where he followed farming
throughout his active business life. He died there
Aug. 30, 1892, and his wife, whom he had married
in Litchfield county, died in Xorfolk Dec. 8. 1S81.
In their famib- were eight children of whom Charles
Stoddard is the eldest: Jane P., Mrs. Booth, died in
Xew Marlboro. Mass.. in 1876: Marv A. is the wife
of John A. Stevens, of Atl?.ntic. Iowa: Ellen K.,
widow of Byron J. Perkins, lives in \\'insted. Conn. :
Almira. wife of Erastus Burr, lives in X^orfolk ;
.Alice. ^Irs. Johnson, is a resident of Goshen, Litch-
field county; .-\bbie K.. Mrs. Xorton. died in Bris-
tol. Conn., in i8qo: and John lives on the old home-
stead in Xorfolk.

Charles S. Spauldine was reared in Litchfield
countv. and was educated in the schools of Xorfolk.
In early life he engaged in business as a contractor
and builder throughout his native countv. When
the Civil war broke out he enlisted there, in 1861,



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in Company E, nth Conn. V. I., which was assigned
to the 9th Army Corps, and later to Gen Burnside's
command. He participated in the battles of New-
bern, X. C, Roanoke. Frederick^-burc;-. Aiuietam.
South Mountain, the siege of Suffolk, \'a. (which
lasted twenty-three days), and in various skirmish-
es. At Drury's Bhiff Mr. Spaulding received a gun
shot wound, wliich confined liim to the hospital at
Richmond. Va., for six months. He was honorably
discharged at Annapolis, Md., in June, 1865, and
returned to his home in Litchfield county, where he
continued to reside until coming to Cheshire, in
1886. Here he purchased one of the old and valu-
able farms, and has since devoted his energies to
agricultural pursuits, with good results.

In Litchfield county, in 1875. Mr. Spauldin'g was
united in marriage with Miss Grace Merrill, a
daughter of Augustus and Adaline (Wooding)
Merrill, all natives of that county, as were the
grandparents, Xorman and Annie (^Iarsh) IMerrill.
Her maternal grandparents. Edmund Anson and Lu
Anna (Pond) Wooding, were born in New Haven
and Hartford counties, respectively. Mr. Spaulding
and his wife have three children : Jessie G.. who
has successfully engaged in teaching school in Falls
Village, and is now attending College in Holyoke.
Mass. ; Annie M., also a teacher of Xew Haven
county : and Ethel, at home. Mr. and Mrs. Spauld-
ing are both members of the Episcopal Church.
Fraternally he is an honored member of E. A. Doc-
little Post.' Xo. 5. G. A. R. : Temple Lodge. Xo. 16,
A. F. & A. M. : and the Ancient Order of L'nited
Workmen. As a Republican he takes an active and
prominent part in political affairs, and his fellow
citizens, recognizing his pbib'tv and worth, have
called him to public office. He has been a member of
the board of selectmen of Cheshire, and in X'ovem-
ber, i8q8. was elected to the State Legislature, in
which l>odv he served in a most creditable and ac-
ceptable manner.

THOMAS FRENCH, an honored veteran of the
Civil war. and a worthv citizen of Town Plot, Wa-
terbury. was born in Xealsworth. Gloucestershire.
England. Sept. ti. 1826. a son of Thomas and Anna
French, also natives of that shire, where the former
worked as a millwright until his emigration to the
United States in 1846, making the voyage on a sail-
ing vessel. In 7851 he located in Xaugatuck. Corn.,
where he was first employed as a carder in the mills,
and later as a machinist. He was a member of the
Church of England, and died in that faith in 1861.
In his family were nine children.

Thomas French was educated in. the schools of
his native land, and was eighteen vears of age when
he took passage on a sailing vessel at Liverpool
bound for tiie X'ew World. After two months spent
upon the water he landed in New York, in June,
1844, and proceeded at once to South Hadley, Mass.,
where he was employed in a woolen mill at Si 5 per
month for one year. He then went to Rockville,



Tolland Co., Conn., where he worked as a carder and
spinner in the woolen mills until 1850, and later was
employed in the latter capacity in the woolen mills
at Naugatuck, New Haven county, until 1854.
During the following two years he worked as a
farm hand at one dollar per day, and then engaged
in the butcher business with J, E. Gunn and Samuel
Osborne, buying cattle in Canada. In 1861 JNIfr.
French enlisted in Company E, 8th Conn. V. I., at"
Naugatuck, under Capt. Martin B. Smith, and was
in several engagements, including the battles of
Roanoke and Newbem, N. C. He was discharged
May 12, 1862, on account of disability, and returned
to Naugatuck, where he was employed in the rubber
works until 1872. He then came to Town Plot, Wa-
terbury, and took up his residence on the Chatficld
farm, where for the past twenty-eight years he lias
carried on general farming with fair success.

In 1849, in X^ew York State, Mr. French was
united in marriage with ]\Iiss ^Martha, daughter of
William Culverhouse, and to them was born one
son, Aaron W., now a resident of Naugatuck, who
married X^ellie Primrose, and has two children,
Harry and William. Mrs. French died in Nauga-
tuck, in 1863, and for his second wife our subject
married Miss Polly Ann Chatfield, a native of
Southington, Conn., and a daughter of David and
Polly (Hitchcock) Chatfield. By this imion were
born four children, but all died in infancy, Mr.
French is a member of Wadhams Post, No. 49. G.
A. R., of Waterbury. In religious connection 'Sir.
French holds membership with the Episcopal
Church, while his wife belonged to the Congrega-
tional Church, and in that faith died June 13, 'IQOI.
Mr. French is widelv and favorably known, and his
circle of friends in AVaterbury is extensive.

The Chatfield family, to which Mrs French be-
longed, is one of the oldest of X'ew Haven county.
Three brothers, Francis, Thomas and George Chat-
field, came to this country from England in 1639.
and located in Guilford, Conn., where they engaged
in farming. Francis died unmarried in 1647.
Thomas niovcd to X'ew Haven, where he married
Ann Higginson, a daughter of Rev. X^aness Hig-
ginson, and later went to Long Island, where he be-
came a magistrate. George, the third brother, lo-
cated in Killingworth, Conn., where he died Jan.
9, 1671. On Sept. 30, 1651, he married Sarah Bish-
op, and for his second wife married Isabelle Xettle-
ton, daughter of Samuel Nettleton. He had three
children: John, born April 8, 1661 ; George, born
Aug. 18, 1668; and Alary, born April 20, 1671.

Lieut. Daniel Chatfield, the great-grandfather of
Mrs. French, was a native of Oxford. He spent the
greater part of his life in Waterbury. where he
owned property. He was a member of the early
militia, being commissioned second lieutenant of the
3d Company in March. 1761, and later first lieuten-
ant. In 1771 he removed to Derby. He joined the
Continental Armv in May, 1778, and on Jan. to,
1781, was com'missioned captain of the 13th Com-



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lunv 2nd Regiment, serving- with distinction
tliroufrliout the Revokitionary war. He married
I'riuleiice Baldwin, who died in March, 1828, aged
iiinctv-two years, and he died July 11. 1818, aged
ciijlity-three. They had four children : Esther, who
was Iwrn in 1770, and died October 21, 1776; Dan-
ii! ; Reuben : and James.

Daniel Chatfield, son of Lieut. Daniel, was a
fanner and land owner of Waterbury, where his
death occurred. He married Esther Lonsbury, who
(lied ^^ay 6, 1848, at the age of seventy-six years.
Their children were : David, father of Mrs. French ;
Leonard; Enos ; Esther: Polly, wife of J. N. Mor-
ris; and Anna Maria, wife of Zenas Bronson.

David Chatfield, Mrs. French's father, was born
Sept. 0. 1794. and was married, June 5. 1820, to
I'ollv Hitchcock who was born June 17, 1705, a
daughter of Caleb Hitchcock, of Southington. 1 hev
had five children: Jane, bom Aue. 22. 1822, mar-
ried M. E. Judd; PoUv Ann, born Sept. 5. 1824, be-
came Mrs. French: Cvrus. Ix5rn Mav 16. 1826. was
married in April. 1848. to Philena Martin, of Pros-
pect, Conn.: Fidelia, bom Feb. 16, 1828: and Ema-
iine, born March 3, 1833.

On tlie maternal side Mrs. French is descended
from Matthias Hitchcock, who came from London,
Entiland, to Boston on the bark "Susan and Ellen,"
in the spring of 163^. His third son, Jolm Hitch-
ccKrk. was born in Xew Haven, where he grew to
manhood, but later became one of the first settlers
of W'allingford. He was quite an extensive land
owner and farmer, and a prominent citizen of that
town, where he died July 6. 1716. On Jan. 18, 1670,
he married Abigail Merriman. who was bnrn .\pr;l
18. 1654, a daughter of Capt. Nathaniel ^ferriman,
one of the first settlers of Wallingford. After his
death, his second wife, Mary Hitchcock, married
Samuel Clark. John Hitchcock had twelve children.
The oldest, a daughter, l)orn in Xew Haven. Oct. i,
1671, died in infancy: Samuel, bom in 1672, died
young; Abigail, born April 10, 1674, married Jacob
Johnson; IMary, born Dec. 10, 1676, married Ben-
jamin Beach; Nathaniel, born April 10, 1679, mar-
ried Sarah Jennings: Margery, born Sept. 6, i68r,
married Joseph Munson : Elizabeth, born .April 8,
i''>84, married Daniel Lines : John, born Oct. 18,
i''>85, married Marlow Munson : Matthias, born May
26, 1688, m.arried Thankful Andrews; Hannah, born
Jan. 9, 1690, married John Lines; Damaris, born
.Iitly II, 1693, married Sylvanus Clark; and Ben-
jamin, born March 24, i6c/S, married Elizabeth
Ives.

Capt. Benjamin Hitchcock, just mentioned, was
born and reared in Wallingford. and from there re-
moved to Cheshire, Conn., where he spent the re-
mainder of his life, dying there Feb. 12. 1767. He
owned land in that town and also in Southington,
Hartford county. On Oct. i, 1718, he married Eliza-
heth Ives, a daughter of Joseph and Esther Ives.
She was born Sept. 6. 1700. and died -Aug. 8, 1762.
They had twelve children : Bela. bom Oct. 27, 1719,



married Sarah ,\twater ; Hannah, born Sept. 12,
1721, was married, JNIay 26, 1740, to Elnaihan .\n-
drews ; Benjamin, born Feb. 23. 1724, married
Rhoda Cook; Elizabeth, born Feb. 22. 1720; Abigail,
born I\lay 10, 1728, was married, Dec. 9, 1747, to
Daniel Bradley; Samuel, born April i, 1730, is men-
tioned below; Nathaniel, born June 30, 1732, died
March 12, 1734; Enos was bom in 1734; Joseph,
born July 12, 1737, died Nov. i, 1760; Nathaniel,
born in Sept., 1739, was married, ^lay 4, 1763, to
Lydia Dutton, and died May 30, 1770; David, born
June 29, 1742, married Hannah Doolittle; and Da-
maris, born Sept. 3, 1745, died Nov. 25, 1756.

Samuel Hitchcock, son of Capt. Benjamin, was
born in Cheshire, New Haven county, and became
a resident of the town of Southington, where he
owned and operated a farm. He died May 8, 1798,
and his wife, Tamar, died Dec. 7, 1816, at the age
of eighty years. They had five children: Samuel,
born Feb. 27, 1757, married Mary Munson ; Caleb,
born May 17, 1760, married Ada Malory; Eliza-
beth, born Dec. 29, 1763, married Lewis Thorp;
Tamar, baptized in August, 1765, married Thomas
Covvles ; and Esther was married Nov. 11, 1798, to
Barnabus Powers, and died Sept. 20, 1802.

Caleb Hitchcock, a son of Samuel, and the grand-
father of Mrs. French, was born in Southington,
and was a sea captain throughout life. He [died
March 17. 1826. On Dec. 28. 1784. he married Ada
Malory, who died Aug. 22. 1808, and on April 10.
1809, he married Julia Thorpe, daughter of John
Thorpe, of Southington. She died May 2. 1851.
The following cliildren were born to Caleb Hitch-
cock, (i) Harmon, born Oct. 15, 1785, was a
sailor in the war of 1812, during which conflict he
had an ear cut ofif and was sent as a captive to Eng-
land. He died Sept. 24, 1817. (2) Solomon was
born Nov. 24, 1786. (3) Ada, born May 6, 1788,
was married, Nov. 7, 181 1, to Benjamin Rich, and
died Oct. 25, 1862. (4) Esther, bom Sept. 4, 1789,
married A. Rupert, and died ]May 21, i860. (5)
Phila, born April 17, 1791, was married, Aug. 22,
1815, to Sidney Brockett, of East Haven, and di ?d
Oct. 26, 1869. (6) Caleb, bom Sept. 21, 1793, went
to New Orleans as a soldier of the war of 1812, and
is supposed to have died of yellow fever at that
place. (7) Polly, born June 17, 1795, married Da-
vid Chatfield, the father" of ]ilrs. French. (8) Cy-
rus, born July 25, 1798, was married, Aug. 10, 1820.
to Elizabeth Howe, and died March 4, 1826. (g)
Huldah, born March 26, 1800, married Jesse Mat-
thews, and died Feb. 2. 1875. { 10) Leusania. born
Feb. 19, 1802, married a Mr. Seeley. (11 ) Alvah,
born Feb. 15, 1807, was married, March 30, 1828, to
Emily Neal. (12) John, born Feb. 18, 1810, died
Dec. 22, i8ii. (13) Albert, born Sept. 24, 1812,.
completes the family.

JOHN R. TYLER, whose name is familiar to
all who are acquainted with the region known as
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a fisherman, was born in Branford Oct. 27, 1835,
ami is a son of John and Eunice ( Averill ) Tyler.
John Tyler, his paternal grandfather, was a Revo-
lutionary soldier, and one of the participants in the
"tea party" in Boston Harbor, which may be said to
have ushered in the Revolution. Daniel Averill,
the maternal o^randfather of Mr. Tyler, was a sailor,
and had his home in Branford. John Tyler was a
joiner by trade, and lived and died in Branford.
To him and his wife Eunice were born the follow-
ing- named children : Betsy, Hilary, John R.. Sam-
nel and William A.

John R. Tyler passed his boyhood and youth in
Branford, where he attended the public school, and
at the age of seventeen years began life for himself,
becoming a sailor, and following that vocation fif-
teen years. Leaving the ocean at the e.xpiration of
that time, he put in twelve \ea.rs at the joiner's
trade, and has since followed the calling of a fisher-
man.

'Sir. Tyler has been twice married, the first time
to Mary, daughter of Thomas C. ]\Iather, a descend-
ant of Cotton Mather. Elmer S. Tyler is the only
living child of this marriage. The second wife of
John R. Tyler was Emma, daughter of Capt. John
and Desire F. (Thompson) Faren, of East Haven.
There were three children born to this union :
Leonard P., Eugene and Lillian AL Mr. Tyler in
politics is a Republican. He and his family are
members of the Congregational Church, and they
are all highly respected members of the community.
Our subject is regarded as one of the most upright
and trustworthy citizens of the town.

MONSOX. That branch of the family of this
name at New Haven, several members of which are
yet actively engaged in business, among them Capt.
David C. and Charles Monson. sons of the late ven-
erable William [Nlonson, of Litchfield and Morris,
•Conn., and men of prominence in business circles
and social life, is one of the oldest of Conneceicut's
families, its history reaching back to the Colonial
period, covering a time of 260 or more years.

The late William Monson, of Litchfield and
Morris, was descended in the seventh generation
from Thomas ]\Ionson, who was first known in
this country as a resident of Hartford. Conn., in
1637, performing military service in the Pequot
war. Soon thereafter he became a resident of Xew
Haven, wdiere he continued to live until his death.
His birth occurred about 1612, and his death in
1685. He was a carpenter by trade, was of the
faith of the Congregational Church, and made a
good citizen. His wife's Christian name was Jo-
anna, and she died in 1678. From this Thomas
Monson, the settler, the late William Monson's
line of descent was through Samuel, Samuel (2).
William, William (2) and William (3).

Samuel Monson, son of Thomas, the settler,
-was baptized in 1643. and in 1665 married Martha,
a daughter of William and Alice (Pritchard)



] Bradley. Mr. Monson was a tanner and also ma<le
I shoes, and resided first in Xew tiaven, then in Wal-
I lingford, and again Xew Haven. His death oc-
{ curred in i(x;3.

I Samuel Monson {2), son of Samuel, born iii
I 1669, married first, in 1707, Martha, and second.
1 in 1708. Mary, born in 1674, the widow of Caleb
1 Merriman, and a daughter of Deacon Eliasaph
' Preston, and resided in Wallingford, where he had
served as town clerk. His death occurred in 1741
and that of his widow in 1755.

William Monson, son of Samuel {2), was born
in 1695, niarried Rebecca, daughter of Thomas
Curtis, of Wallingford, and resided in that part of
that town which is now Cheshire. His death oc-
curred in 1733.

William 2*Ionson (2), son o'f William, was born
in 1731. He married in 1753, Sarah, born in 1734,
a daughter of Isaac Griggs, of Wallingford and
resided in what was then the town of \\'aterburv,
but later, Wolcott. Mrs. Monson died in 1806,
and her husband in 18 15.

William Monson (3), son of William (2) was
born in 1769, and he married first, in 1790, Olive
Dayton, and second, in 1835. Elizabeth Ford. He
resided in Plymouth and Litchfield, Conn., and
Meredith, X. Y.

William Monson (4), son of William (3), and
the father of David C. and Charles Monson, of
Xew Haven, was born Jan. 10, 1793, in the town
of Plymouth. Conn., and became a currier and
tanner, by occupation, residing in Litchfield, in
that part of the town which, in 1859, was set off
as the town of ^ilorris. His religious connections
were with the Congregational Church, and his po-
litical affiliations with the \Miig and later with the
Republican party. Mr. }iIonson was twice married,
first, Sept. 4, 1815. to Alice Emmons, who was born
May 3, 1791, and died May 6. 1821. He married sec-
ond March 19, 1822, Polly Benton, born in March,
1792, and died Sept. 30. 1875. Mr. Monson survived
until Aug. 5, 1887. when in the ninety-sixth year of
his age. His children were : William H., born Aug.
I, 1816, a tanner, settled at Cheraw. S. C, where
his death occurred in 1887 (he served in the Con-
federate army as adjutant of the Home Guards) :
Julius, born in 1818, died in 1819: Charles B.. horn
in 1821, died in 1825: Phebe A., born April 5. 1823,
married May 8. 1845. Elias C. Woodrutif. and re-
sides in Westville, Conn.: Cornelia A., born March
22. i82v married twice, and died in Hamden. in
1877; Elizabeth L., born X'ov. 3, 1827, resided in
Westville. and died, unmarried, at an advanced
age, in 1895; David C, born .Aug. 7, 1832: Charles,
bom Feb. 14. 1834, is a merchant of X'ew Haven ;
and Homer G.. born April 11. 1837, is an orange
grower and investor, residing at Sanford. Florida.
Captain David C. Monson, son of the late Will-
iam ^lonson. was born .\ug. 7. 1832. in the town
of Litchfield. Conn., where his school days and
youth were passed. Learning the trade and business



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of tanner from liis father, he followed that diirinsj
his earlier life. On Aug. 4, 1862. during the prog-
ress of the Civil war, in response to the call ot
President Lincoln for 300,000 men, in July of that
year, Mr. INIonson enlisted, as a private, in Com-
pany C, 19th Conn. V. I., which later became Com-
pany C, 2d Conn. Heavy Artillery. The engage-
ments in which this regiment participated were :
Spottsyivania, \'a., May 22 to 24. 1864; Talopoto-
my, Va., May 28, 1864; Cold Harbor. Va., June i.
1864; Petersburg, \'a., June 20 to 26, 1864; Win-
chester, Va., Sept. 19, 1864; Fisher's Hill. Va.,
Sept. 22, 1864; Cedar Creek, Va.. Oct. 19, 1864;
Hatcher's Run, Ya... Feb. 6. 1865 : Petersburg, \'h..
March 25 and April 2, 1865 ; and Little Sailor's
Creek, Va., April 6. 1865. Captain Monson shared
the fortunes of his regiment from start to finish, and
returned to his home with an honorable war record,
being promoted from sergeant on Dec. 26, 1864,
to second lieutenant, and April 18, 1865, to first
lieutenant of his company, and was mustered out
with his regiment Aug. 18, 1865.

Captain Monson has resided in Litchfield. Mor-
ris, Wolcottville. now Torrington. and ^^'estville,
and for many years was foreman in the Diamond
Match Co., of Westville. His political affiliations
have been with the Republican party, in which he
has been active and influential. Since a resident
of Westville he has served as constable, fence viewei
and registrar of the Thirteenth ward, and is an



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